United States Military Academy West Point - Howitzer Yearbook (West Point, NY)
- Class of 1897
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Appoinfvfi by fb: Pre:z'rI'e1z! ry' fbe Obzifed S!rz!e.v.'
I. Honorable M. E. INGALIS, .......... Cincinnati, Ohio.
2. Doctor JOSEPH D. BRYANT, ..... . . New York, N. Y.
3. Honorable T. H. CLARK, ..... t . . . Montgomery, Alabama.
4. General JAMES H. WILSON QPre.vz?z'e7z!J, . . . . Wilmington, Delaware.
5. Honorable HIRAM C. GARWOOD, ........ Bastrop, Texas.
6. Professor W. XVHITMAN BAILEY QSecrez'czryJ, . . . Providence, R. I. -
7. Honorable ALBERT W. GILCHRIST, ....... Punta Gorda, Florida.
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8. Honorable GEORGE GRAY, .......... Wilmington, Delaware.
9. Honorable WILLIAM J. SEXVELL Q1f2'ce-Pre.vz'1Zenz'j, . Camden, New Jersey.
Appoinfed' by lbe Speaker ry' fbe Hazzsf ry' I6ep1'esen!1z!z'ws.'
ro. Honorable GEORGE W. STEELE, ........ Marion, Indiana.
II. Honorable ROBERT G. COUSINS, . . . . . Tipton, Iowa.
12. Honorable GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN, . . . New York, N. Y.
Colonel O. H. ERNST, Lieutenant-Colonel, Corps of Engineers.
Captain WILBER E. WVILDER, Fourth Cavalry, Adjutant of the Military Academy
and of the Post, Recruiting Ofhcerg Commanding Band and Detachment
of Field Music.
Captain WILLIAM F. SPURGIN, Twenty-Hrst Infantry, Treasurer of the Military
Academy, a1Id Quartermaster and Commissary of Cadets.
Captain JOHN B. BELLINGER, Assistant Quartermaster of U. S. A., Quarter-
master of the Military Academy and of the Post, Disbursing Ofiicer.
First Lieutenant BARRINGTON K. WVEST, Sixth Cavalry, Commissary and Treas-
urerg in charge of the Post Exchange.
First Lieutenant WILLIAM XVEIGEL, Eleventh Infantry, Assistant to tlIe Quarter-
master, and Officer of Police.
Major GEORGE H. TORNEY, Surgeon, U. S. A., Surgeon.
Captain CHARLES F. MASON, Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A.
Captain FRANCIS A. VVINTER, Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A.
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DEPARTFIENT OF NATURAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY
PETER S. MICHIE, Pnwxwr.
Captain XVILLIAM B. GORDON, Ordnance Department, Asszlvfaazf P1'fyQ'xxo1'.
First Lieutenant H. C. DAVIS, Third Artillery.
First Lieutenant T. CR.-XBBS, Eighth Cavalry.
In Cflazge fy' 06.YEl'?!llZi0711' and As!1'07zo11zz'm! OI15e1'zvaf2'o1z.v .'
First Lieutenant SAMUEL D. FREEMAN, Tenth Cavalry.
DEPARTMENT OF DRAWING.
CHARLES W. LARNED, P1'M'r,vor. I
Second Lieutenant VVALTER C. BABCOCK, Eighth Cavalry, Asszkizzlzf Pryfersor.
Second Lieutenant CHARLES B. HAGADORN, Twenty-third Infantry.
Second Lieutenant HORACE M. REEVES, Third Infantry.
DEPARTVIENT OF MATH EMATICS.
EDGAR W. BASS, P7'M'5.S'07'.
it WRIGI-IT P. EDGERTON, Arsofzkzfe Prrytkssor.
, First Lieutenant DANIEL B. DEVORE, Twenty-third Infantry, Asszkfaznz' P1'cyQf.vsa1'.
First Lieutenant CHARLES P. ECHOLS, Corps of Engineers.
Second Lieutenant WILLIAM M. CRUIKSHANK, First Artillery.
Second Lieutenant JOHN H. RICE, Third Cavalry.
Second Lieutenant JAY E. HOFFER, Third Artillery.
Second Lieutenant D. M. IQING, Fourth Artillery.
Second Lieutenant JOHN W. Jovns, Fifth Artillery.
'Y Associate Professor with rank of Captain.
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DEPARTMENT OF CHEFIISTRY, MINERALOGY AND GEOLOGY
SAMUEL E. TILLMAN, .Pl'W5S07'.
First Lieutenant RICHMOND P. DAVIS, Second Artillery, A.v.vz'.vfrm! Przwssor.
First Lieutenant EDGAR RUSSEL, Fifth Artillery.
Second Lieutenant PALMER E. PIERCE, Sixth Infantry.
Second Lieutenant WILLIAM R. SMITH, First Artillery.
DEPARTMENT OF TACTICS.
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Lieutenant-Colonel SAMUEL M. MILLS, Captain Fifth Artillery.
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Captain JAMES PARKER, Fourth Cavalry.
Senior' bzrfrzzrlor WF Arfzfillerjf T1zr!1'r.v.'
First Lieutenant ALEXANDER B. DYER, Fourth Artillery.
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First Lieutenant VVILDS P RICHARDSON Eighth Infantry
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Second Lieutenant JULIEN R LINDSEX, Ninth Cavalry
DEPARTMENT OF FIODERN LANGUAGES
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First Lieutenant MARCUS D CRONIL Twenty fifth Infantry
Second Lieutenant SAMUEL C HAZZARD, Fir t Artillery
Second Lieutenant EDXX ARD B CASSATT Fourth Cavalry
First Lieutenant C H ITUNTLR First Artillery
Second Lieutenant VV R SMEDBERC' IR Fourth Cavalry
Second Lieutenant I M WII LIANIS, Fifth Artillery
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First Lieutenant B. K. VVEST, Sixth Cavalry, A55Z'.S'fLZ7If Prqfessor.
First Lieutenant NVALTER A. BETHEL, Third Artillery.
Second Lieutenant FRANK G. MAULDIN, Third Artillery.
Second Lieutenant ROBERTSON LIONEY, Fourth Artillery.
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND MILITARY ENGINEERING.
GUSTAV J. FIEBEGER, Prwrsar.
First Lieutenant THOMAS H. REES, Corps of Engineers, Arszkfani Przwfssor.
First Lieutenant FRANCIS H. SHUNK, Corps of Engineers.
First Lieutenant CHESTER A. HARDING, Corps of Engineers.
DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL AND MILITARY ENGINEERING.
Captain JAMES L. LUSK, Corps of Engineers, Dzsz'7uc1'm'.
First Lieutenant E. EVELETH WINSLOWV, Corps of Engineers, Asszkfafzl Imirzzcfor.
DEPARTFIENT OF ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY. -
Captain LAWRENCE L. BRUFF, Ordnance Department, bzsfrzzffor.
Asszlrtafzf bzsirucfars .'
First Lieutenant JOHN T. THOMPSON, Ordnance Department.
Second Lieutenant HENRY D. TODD, JR., Third Artillery.
REV. HERBERT SHIPMAN.
HERMAN J. KOEIILER, Marffr of Me Sway-J,
GEORGE ESSIGKE. Tearhez' of JWz152'z'.
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H. S. MORGAN, H. DOREY, F. R. MCCOY,
Adjutant-S. A. CHENEY. Quartermaster-VV. D.
H. S. SMITHER, F. H. POPE, J. C. OARES,
H. B. FERGUSON, M. E. HANNA, W. S. VALENTINE,
R. E. LONGAN, R. H. HARPER, L. C. WOLF,
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BERTRAM C. GILBERT, '97, THOMAS F. MAGINNIS, '9
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CLASS COLORS :-Yellow.
Preszfienf, EDGAR T CONLEY
Wu Preszdenz' HAROLD B FISKE
Secremry and Treasurer FRALCIS H POPE
Ailzlefzc Represenfafzffe, HENRY
SHERVVOOD A CHENEY, FRANK ROSS MCCOY,
THOMAS A ROBERTS, HALSTEAD DOREY
PIERCE A MURPHY, FRANCISCO ALCAN1 ARA,
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'97's last ear.
T high noon, june 12th, 1896, we sailed through the golden gate
which had been our goal for three long, wearisome years, and found
ourselves on the pacitic sea of First-classdoni. How wonderful it
seemed! Our -feelings were similar to those of the all-confident
Plebe Qbefore he has entered the west sally-port? and we had that large, elevating
sensation of conscious greatness and 81 hat which a newly-fledged corporal ex-
periences when he sprouts hisuglittering pin feathers.
The hampering barracks could not. long contain us, and, after due delibera-
tion, it was decided by the authorities to take us into Camp Hooker, where we
might have all out doors to move about in. - 1
But how soon do our fondest anticipations come to naught! We all too
quickly found that there was more pain than pleasure in the dazzling charm, and,
like moths with singed wings, we settled down to the commonplace. Although
we rode in the Hrst-class carriage, we found that its wheels turned in the same
old rut. Q
Of course camp had its diversions, but all through the game, where we pre-
ferred hearts, we found our hands full of spades, and enough holes were dug in
Fort C1int:on,'fi11ed up, and redug, to make, if continuous,.a short cut to the
Antipodes, and always there was the pontoon bridge-of sighs. '
Our morning rides and their attendant elocutionary treats were the inspira-
tion which threw us headlong into the capture of Cro' Nest and Long Pond,
and far into the night the nioping owl and cooingidove might have been heard
complaining of the unwarranted intrusion into the tangled and sacred depths of
their pipe-line home.
Grim malaria besieged the line of the Hudson, and this being its strongest
point, was longest invested, strong men were laid low and forced to spend whole
weeks in the Hotel Dieu, and enough quinine was absorbed to make the welkin ring.
The camp was like all first-class camps-foggy reveilles, boiling and baking
drills Qthe cooking schoolj, concerts, hops, spoons, and astronomy I In all
probably more was lost than gained, for sad havoc was played with hearts, Xmas
leaves, class rings, and ff previous engagements."
' September Ist was looked for longingly, for we knew it would be " the
beginning of the end," and finally after long, wasting days, packed full of drills
and imprecations Qfor storm clouds never lowered even on the artificial horizonj,
the color line drew on apace Qa slow, short pacej, and with it we welcomed back
the prodigal sons of '98.
Then came H those gray old walls " again, the short, but, oh I so pleasant
evenings among the oracles of the Dialectic, our chiefipastime foot-ball, and our
greatest bug-bear engineering and its drawing.
The course from September to january was one awful strain, much stress
being brought to bear upon us, especially bythe Ordnance and Engineering
departments, but although the usual number of fatalists took Time by the fore-,
lock and packed their telescope boxes and shawl straps, their work had to be
undone. We are still intact, although the Duke's marital relations are sadly
Old '97 was ushered in with fitting ceremonies, and in its first few months
we learned to fight great paper battles, successful alike for offense or defense,
and every man can now write afive-thousand-word lecture in two hours and a
half without suffering from writer's cramp.
Unfortunately our Bible presentation came upon 797 days until June, and we
were unable to carry out to anywhere near its entirety a programme which in
dramatic, operatic, forensic, and terpsichorean effects would have surpassed any-
thing yet attempted-by us.
As it was, the corps was gorged on peanuts and toothpicks.
On April 27th, the birthdayiof our national hero, occurred the great Grant
Day parade in New York. The corps was present, and it has never done itself
so proud as it did in revering the name of the greatest of its Alumni.
From our present standpoint we look forward-not over months, but over
days, days which seem to drag.
But everything has an end. And so fwe judge entirely by the fact that others
have graduatedj will this course, a course looked forward to with glorious antici-
pations by the embryo cadet, despised and wearisome to the realizer, but always
reniernbered with just pride and deep feeling by its graduates for its bitter-sweet
and very severity.
And what a staff 'twill be on which to leanr in after yearsg the lower quarter
emblemizing the miseries of the fourth-class year-crushed into the ground,
bearing not only its proportional strain, but also the weight of superincumbent
years, the third, second, and most of the first-class years with pressure, slightly
lessening on the way up, and finally the whole topped off with the golden head-
the climax, capped for us on that day which will be the happiest of our exist-
ence-Iune I 1th, 189 7.
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Henry Abbot, Hillsboro, Ill.
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"A" , Academy records for the standing high and broad jumps, and the running high and
broad jumps, Class team, '94, '95, '96, in-door meet, '95, '96, '973 representative "general ath-
letics " , Class representative, Athletic Association, HOXX'1TZER, '97,
Robert Swepston Abernethy, Gonzales, Texas.
"fn ibzlv colossalfigzfre-lzaQ'.s!afz1e, hay 77l0Zt7ZffZi7Z--'ZU6 see zz wondeffzl
mnjerzjf, a grand se2'enz2'y, amz' even zz ser! Q' .vweelness q' exp1'essz'o1z."
"A" , foot-ball, substitute, '94, '95, " centre " and " guard," '96, acting Sergeant, Class team,
'95, '96, meet, '95, '96, '97, Class tug-of-war team, '95, '96, '97, One Hundredth Night, '95.
Francisco Alcantara, Caracas, Venezuela.
"For My sake, Ybbafeo, I wozzla' do gznything bm' die."
September member, solus, Hop manager, '96, toasted " the Goats," New Year's, '97, One
Hundredth Night, '97, Class tug-of-war team, '97 , Class foot-ball team, '97.
Frederick William Alstaetter, Galion, Ohio.
" Thou has! lliepnfienee and z'hefaz'z'fQ ry' s1zz'1z!.v !"
Hugh LaFayette Applewhite, Brookhaven, Miss.
"A kinder gefzffeman treads no! Me earfhf'
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Frederick Theodore Arnold ,
'cH0!Z7jf whz'.rke1's amz' fl forkizz' bm7'fz'."
Thomas Quinn Ashburn,
"fi will CZ71'.S'6'0ll7'56 mos! exbcllmf mzzsz'f."
In-door meet, ,955 Class team. ,957 '96, One Hundredlh Night, '
line, '93, '95 s Choir, '93, ,94, '95, '96-
George Franklin Baltzell,
"Tkyf1zcc Me ifzdex qfafeeling mz'1zd."
Warren Sumner Barlow,
" The palzlgs W' 06361266 I remavc
511 Zelz'e7'5-nj! Z.7Zf67?l'Kl'E7'X q' love."
93, ,94, ,959 '973 Color'
Brooklyn, N. Y.
"A" , base-ball team,'94, One Hundredth Night, '95, '96, '97 , Corporal, acting Sergeant.
Harry Gore Bishop
'KA man Qflelfers, zz bard."
Class foot-ball team, '95, '96, Class tug-of-war team, '95, '96,
play, '97, and Color-line, '96, HOWITZER, '97, acting Sergeant.
Sam Frank Bottoms,
wrote One Hundredth Night
H Tlzis is the rzzres! dream llzfzz' der du!! sleep
Did mark .wzzifovls wifhrzlf'
Albert Iesse Bowley,
San Francisco, Cal.
Lord of himself mznzczmzberea' wifi zz ww "-ffzawj.
C0TP01'a15 HB. A." May, '95, Lieutenant: Class foot-ball team, 795, '96, Class tug-of-war
team, '96. T
James Francis Brady, New York N Y
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Charles Higsbee Bridges, lerseyville, Ill.
"A nolfle duke, my lord."
Mervyn Chandos Buckey, Washington, D. C.
" Oh, Hell.f wha! have we here ?"
Sergeant , acting Sergeant.
Roderick Leland Carmichael, Marion, S. C.
He was in Logie zz green' erz'!z'e,'
Przfozzfzdgf shillea' in afzrzbzfif ,'
H? eozfla' dz1s!z'ngzzzsh and HIZ'7!Z'!Z7Z
A hair 'iwixt soufh and sozzfhwesz' side,-
On eifher hand which he would dzlrpufe,
Colwzfe, change hands, and sizll eofwzfef'
Sherwood Alfred Cheney, S. Manchester, Conn.
"Bai man is zz earnz'vo1'oz1s proo'zzez'z'on and nzzes! have meals."
Corporal, Sergeant-Major, Adjutant, Hop manager, '94, '95, '96, One Hundredth
Night, '94, '96, read HOWITZER, '97, Color-line, '96, toasted " The Academy," Furlough
Banquet, Class team, '96, in-door meet, '95 , HONVITZER, '96, '97, Representative for foot-ball, '96.
Seaborn Green Chiles, Fort White, Fla.
" The single hoon for wlzieh he prayed
- The fz'0f!or's chzzrizjf, was 1'es!."
Toasted " The Hospital," New Year's, '97.
Harold Edward Cloke, Trenton, N. il.
"Greed wits are sure fo madness near rzllieel,
And fhin fIZ7"fZ'fZ.0lZ.5' do fheir hounds a'iw'de."
Athletic representative, '94, Class team, ,Q5, '96, in-door meet, '95, '96, '973 One Hun-
dredth Night, '95, '96, Color-line, '96, "Bazoo," '96, "Friction Primer," '97, HONVI'FZER,
Edgar Thomas Collins, ' Williamsport, Pa.
"Ll words, lihe weezls,
I'll wrap me o'e1'."
Class foot-ball team, ,Q5, '96.
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Arthur Stewart Conklin, Elmira, N- Y
"Sen.vz'z'z'71e,' aww Zo wsenzj' au! as .www in afoningfov' error."
Edgar Thomas Conley, Faifland, Md
'VUUE knows I low .'
Bu! wlzo ?
Lips do no! mow,
No man muy! know."
Class President, '94, '95, '96, '97, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, toasted " The Class "
Furlough Banquet, " The Corps," New Year's, '97 , Substitute foot-ball, '95, '96, Class tug-of-war
team, '95, '96,
William Durward Connor, Clinton, Iowa.
"fs anybody looking ? ' '
"A", Foot-ball substitute, '93, Half-back, '94, '95, '965 Captain Academy foot-ball team
'96, Corporal, Color Sergeant, Quartermaster, Hop manager, '96, Academy record 100 yards
dash, toasted H Athletics," F urlough Banquet. ' A
Clarence Richmond Day, Beattyville, Ky.
" Ou! fy' eiernizjf Znis new day was aorn ,-
Info efornizjf it mzlglzz' we!! fefzzrnf'
Class foot-ball team, ,95, '96.
Henry Magdeburg Dichmann, Qshkgsh, Wig,
" Tnatface qflzzlv I do remember well."
One Hundredth Night, '94, '95, '97, Color-line, '96, Choir, '94, '95, '96, '97.
Halstead D0feYf St. Louis, Mo.
"A terrz'6!ej?!!ow z'o moo! in socz'egf,"
Corporal, Sergeant, Captain, Hop manager, '96, '97, Class tug-of-war team, '97.
William Mason Fassett, Nashua, N. H.
"A lady of mos! majkslic vnien ,-
Ey slafure and by bfllllljf rnarfiea' our xo
Acting Sergeants Color-1ine,'96, One Hundredth Night, '97, '
'?"Iffi19ff" Tiff f-"FF,-lf' 'DS E" 'i"f" " . ", ' I . , , "H " - ... -,..... . , -
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Harly Bascom Ferguson, Waynesville, N. C.
'ffl fare wilh gladlzesr o1ferspreazz'."
Sergeant, Acting First Sergeant, Lieutenant, Class foot-ball team, '95, '96.
Harold Ben jamin. Fiske, Salem, Oregon.
"Evil wel! lhey laughed wiih coznz!e1je1'1'e1z'g!ee
A! zz!! hz'.vjohes,for many ajohe had he."
Class Vice-President, '94, '95, '96, '97, Corporal, " B. A." August, 1894, Class foot-ball
team, '95, '96.
Thomas Taylor Frissell, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
'f The Devi! rlnzzighlway wen! info eerinsier when lhis mem war horn."
"A" , Substitute foot-ball team, '94, '95 , Academy foot-ball team, '96, Class foot-ball team
'94, ,953 in-door meet, '96, '97, Class tug-of-war team, 'Q5, '96, '97, Class field-day team, '95, '96.
Bertram Charles Gilbert, Silver City, N. M.
' "Be.vhrew me hu! he hafh zz rmieh wif."
Corporal, " B. A.," August, 1894, Acting Sergeant, Hop manager, '94, '95, '96, toasted
f' The Fems," Furlough Banquet, toasted " The Fems," New Year's, '97 , One Hundredth Night,
'96, Color-line, '96.
Chalmers Gaither Hall, Hickory, N. C.
Hffzzrh f from fhe lambs a doleful somzd,
Ye !z'w'ug men, come view fhe grozmfz'
PVhere ye zzzzzsz' shoribf lie."
Mathew Elting Hanna, Chillicothe, Ohio.
"An h0lI6'Jf 11zan's lhe nobles! worh ry' God."
Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, foot-ball substitute, '96, One Hundredth Night, '95, '96,
'97, Color-line, '96, Field-day team, '96.
Roy Beveridge Harper, Chicago, Ill.
"17he1z day? me I'0ZUl!Z7 fhe fzeeh mee more and give me one more hz3':."
Corporal, Acting Sergeant, Acting Sergeant-Major, Lieutenant, Hop manager, '94, '95.
gee, ' 5-4-'-'eas es'-aslelr'"''"LL Y -- - ' 5" " ' - ' ' ' ' '
George Wuue Helms, Roanoke, Va.
"find fhee passing genfleg sweef." -
Acting Sergeant, One Hundredth Night, '94, '95, '97 5 C0l0F'1iUer ,96-
John Hendricken Hughes, New York, N. Y.
UZV07' vzfzn, nor hay ,' ye! hir years hear ZZLg'kf6l.n
Frederick Edgar Iohnston, Sioux City, Iowa.
" ' Twould he efzdlesr to lellyou the fhings fha! he hnew,
Eaeh cz separate fart 1l7Z!Z,E7ZZ.lZb6f hue."
Foot-ball substitute, '95, tug-of-war team, '96,
Benjamin Martin Koehler, Lamar, Neb.
"Thou pensive nun, rievou! anflpnre,
Sober, sleadfasf, and a'emzn'e."
Acting Sergeant, One Hundredth Night, '94, '95, '96, '97, Color-line, '96.
Rufus Estes Longan, Sedalia, MO,
'ff have zz hear! with room fbi' everyjoyf'
Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant.
Willard Herman McCornack, Qneida, 111,
"He'r as .rfrong a man as czny'r in flhffirzf'
Corporal, "A", Foot-ball substitute, '94, Centre, '95, Academy record, 120-yard hurdle,
195, ,965 Class field-.day team, '95, '96, '97, tug-of-war team, '95, '96, '97, In-door athletic meet,
95, '96, Class bowling team, '94, One Hundredth Night, '97, Choir, '97.
Frank Ross McCoy, I Lewistown, pa,
"I am lhe vefy pink W' courfe.vy."
Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Hop manager, '94, 195, 196, v975 eeAw3 Baseball teams, 194,
,951 '96, ,973 ViCe-President Dialectic Society, '95, Vice-President Y. M. C. A., '95, President Y.
M. C. A., '96, toasted "The Superintendent," Furlough Banquet, One Hundredth Night Com-
mittees, '95, '96, '97,
Claude Hamilton Miller,
"And MW ryan hit 77tZfI'7f'L' healh
The Phz'!!z'!o06z'rd sang."
Sergeant, Acting First Sergeant.
Lawrence Sprague Miller,
"ZH: TU!l7lf,S' hu! few, his mlb-hes all f07ffi7l6'lZl.U
Acting Sergeant, In-door meet, '95, '96, l97.
Seth Mellen Milliken,
'UM' 6'0lI5f1'E7lfE dear, 7151 ehiq' dqivzse ,-
Oh, would nl! had my izznofenee f"
Sergeant, Acting Sergeant.
George Edward Mitchell,
john Kirkpatrick Moore
"lk Jyfenhs hes! fha! hrzfh fhe shi!!
lflfhelz for to hofa' his penn."
Plfozh fox! tl0lf hz: labor never zz s
Corpoial , First Sergeant
Henry Sims Morgan
A! IZIZIZIZE7' fZl1lL fprayjozz have zn mznrz'
Ilfhue fe mzzs! meet'
Corporal First Sergeant I ir t Captain ' A substitute foot ball 94 95 Guard, Acad
emy team 96 Field day team 94 QS 96 tug of war team, 95 96 97 One l'-lundredth
Night ,QS toasted The Army Lew Year Q, 97
Andi ew Moses Burnet Texas
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lames Noble Munio Minneapolis, Minn
Sergeant Acting Sergeant
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, " Thanh Hivifz ! zz goari Aflzefjfhilz noime zzz' Zzzsz'."
CorPoralS First Sergeant, Captain? H B- A-,H July' ,969 HOP manager' ,95v ,961 '97, Ono
Hundredrh Night, '97, Indoor moot, '95, '96, '97, Flold day foam, '95, '96-
Willard Douglas Newbni, , Irvington, Va.
"Zeus mme: excessive ZWz'7zg 196 gf hezz7'z'."
Sergeant, Acting Sergeant, Hop manager, '95, '96, '97, One Hundredth Night, '973 In-
door meet, '95.
john Calvin Oakes, New Y01'k, N. Y.
"There is aj2zi1' behavior in thee, CezjSfailz."
Corporal, First Sergeant, Captain, Lieutenant, Foot-ball substitute, '95, '96, Captain field-
day team, '94, '95, '96, '97 , Captain tug-of-war team, '97 , Class representative general athletics,
'95, '96, '97, Vice-President U. S. M. A. Athletic Association, '95 , President U. S. M. A. Ath-
letic Association, '96, toasted "'97 Class Athletics," Furlough Banquet, "Athletics," New Year's,
'97, One Hundredth Ni ht, '94, "A", Academ record ole vault. '
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Winfield Scott Overton, Ir., New York, N. Y.
"Experience ieaehes slowly amz' az' Zhe cast of 7llZ'5l'fZkE.S'., '
Fred Anderson Pearce, Bentonville, Ark,
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Academy record for thousand mile walk.
Earle D'Arcy Pearce, Thomson, Ga.
"Remember whafyou are, and who I am."
Francis Horton Pope, 1 St' Louis, MO.
"f would fain hefg'uz'!e fhe !e11'z'0zzs day wifh sleep."
COTPOWIS Sergeant? FifSt Sergeant, Lieutenant 3 Class Secretary and Treasurer.
john Carrington Raymond, Germantown, Pa.
" Wozcldst fhozz love ? Then gaze upon me."
Corporal ,I Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, One I-Iundredth Night, '95, Indoor meet, '95,
Charles DuVal Roberts, Ft. D. A. Russell, Wyo.
" Of many good, Ifbizzk him best."
Corporal, Quartermaster Sergeant, Acting Quartermaster Sergeant.
Thomas Arnett Roberts, Springfield, Mass.
" W!2az' 'cursed lzamz' hailz made ikee lzzzirlers ?"
Corporal, Hop manager, '95, '96, '97, Foot-ball manager, '96, Class bowling team, '94,
Field-day team, '95 , Captain base-ball team, ,97 , toasted " Our Furlough," '94, Toastmaster New
Year's, '97, " The Stars and Stripes," One Hundredth Night, '93, '94, '95, '96, '97, President
Class of '96, '93, '94, Choir '93, '94, '95, '96, HOWITZER, '94, '95, '96,
Edward Anthony Roche, Westerly R. l.
' Be pleased fha! fshake qfllzese mzmesj on zoe me
Edwin Oliver Sarratt, Gaffney, S
' Thej ozmger hem zu s me yzzzfe raw: z
So s oeef and wluble zs lzzs fizxcomse
Corporal Sergeant Acting First Sergeant Lieutenant Class orator uly 4th 96 Cla s
lil torlan toasted The Staybacks Furloucfh Banquet President Dlalectic Society, 96 Color
line 96 One Hundredth Night, 97 Wrote Color Line Play 96 wrote One Hundredth Night
Frank Marion S vage Center A a
A man he oar Zo al! Me country dear
Acting Sergeant A Foot ball end 95 96 Class representative Athletic Association,
94 Foot ball representative, 96
Edgar Alexander Sirmy er, Bay City Mich
I Vlzr ever man so weary 9
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"How stern W' lifzezzmenf, fiow grim ! "
Corporal, GI 3, A," August, I894Q Lieutenant, Over New Cadets, '96, General Representa-
tive, Athletics, 794, Foot-ball substitute, ,Q5, ,965 "A", Captain of the Scrubs, '96. QFirst scrubs to
beat Academy team in gamej
William Stanley Valentine, E Houston, Texas.
" T hy yiril, z'ndepena'enfe."
Corporal, Sergeant, Acting Sergeant-Major, Lieutenant.
Lyman Maury Welch, San Francisco, Cal.
" M1 was zz skrezurz' Pkz'!or0plze7','
Whatc'er flze crabbedkz' autlzor half'
fb umiersiood 6' i77Q5!Z.L'if faz'!1z."
Class foot-ball team, '96. A
Louis Casper Wolf, Sheboygan, Wis.
"Bold, aggresszbfe, no! a goat
This PPbZve1'inz, fha old coyofef'
Corporal, Sergeant, Acting First Sergeant, Lieutenant.
john Girardin Workizer, Joplin, MO.
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Representative Athletic Association, '94, Representative for base-ball, '97, Class foot-ball
team, ,94, ,95, ,963 if1'd001' meet, ,95, ,96, '97s HOWITZER, '95, ,95, '97 5 " Friction Primer,'l 97.
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ff OU will learn all about that in your second class course," is an
answer that has parried many of the questions propounded by
inquisitive "yearlings." If, then, after having passed through
this year of vast accumulations of knowledge, some of us discover
that we do not know all things, we at least have the rather empty but pleasant
satisfaction of having forgotten more than most men ever learn.
The time of furlough might be regarded as belonging to the period of which
we write. Strictly speaking, however, its history is one of individuals rather
than that of a class, it was a period of unconformity and of ununiformity, and
of which each man has his own little story-not to tell.
The joy with which a second-classman takes up his light burdens in Sep-
tember could scarcely be detected by the most .delicate indicator of that blithe-
some feeling, nor can he make himself seem happy even by the most powerful
means of self-induction. Her letter, at that season, may come by every mail,
but at best there is a long time between the mails. So the interim is full of
misery for him who erstwhile was a furloughman. But if he be so fortunate as
to get those dainty missives two 'and three at a time, he may be as happy and
smile as unceasingly as does our own fragile Mclilouskey. The time of great
transition, from furloughmen to normal second-classmen--the most sober of all
the sober-passed painfully away, and carried with it two good members from
the already much thinned ranks of '98. We number in the fifties now, only half
of the numerous but humble band that did the country such good service in the
days of Camp Cullum.
Equation " E " soon came round to us in all the sublimity with which it has
met and conquered so many ffgoats " in days gone by. After some few weak
attempts at doubting, and a consequent heav loss in t th b
y en s, every ody began to
express on all occasions the most implicit faith and belief in that old formula.
All of us procured a ff physical image " and fell down and worshiped it. How-
ever, it was given us to understand that we were at liberty to doubt, if we so
desired, that no inquisition would be practiced. Of course, it is not necessary
to state that we found 't ' ' '
1 to be a very wise plan to believe. Our course in
s not much perturbed by such demoralizing occurrences as lectures '
officers of the
day did not have to strain their melodious voices by turning out
the second class. Ah! Winkleman, Winkleman, you were often looked for in
vain, and when you did come, it was to wind up the guard-house clock. Yet all
your faults and neglect must be overlooked, because you are surely one of those
men so kind and just that 'twould be impossible for you to give us more than we
deserve, or-as much. '
Everybody knows about the " red bound book." Should there be any one
ignorant of our career in 'f Wave Motion," let him seek out little Davie Stone,
and hear the latest and most impartial version of our trials and shipwreck among
the breakers of that turbulent f d k
sounds. B. Enochs coul
sea o ar ness, misunderstanding, and hideous
d also tell a graphic and realistic story, but although B.
is the soul of honor, he is excitable on this one subject and might not be as cool
Phil, we are about to bid you farewell, a long farewell. We hope with all
the malice of our natures that you will be the same to all succeeding second
classes, and that you will find them to your liking.
Nevertheless, in saying good-bye to this dread old enemy, we must not
overlook the good he has done us. If it had not been for Phil, would Jimmie
Jordan ever have changed his role of a " gold-brick sharp " and "green-goods
man" into that of a 'fhop fiend " pure and simple? If it had not been for
Phil, would Baby Meade have ever Hspooned " from the cemetery gate to the
south guard house, as he now bi-weekly does? 'Hammond and Snickle-Fritz
same? If it had not been for Phil, would Fox Connor have ever given the second
section a rest by going to the first?
'Twould be impossible to narrate any history of a second class and fail to
say something kind about f'chem.," the wonders of the old magic lamp,'the
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vagaries of the still more magic wand of soft iron, and the most approved golfic
broadsword use of the section-room pointer. On making our debut in Chemistry,
we were informed that on account of various and sundry hidden traits of our
character, not known to ourselves, and, of course, to no one else, we were
destined not to furnish any very celebrated exponents of the black art from
amongst our number. This we might have assumed 'f a priori " without any risk
of disappointment, if Bradford had not been with us. During the course his
questions in the Black Art lecture-room have shown him to be as deeply versed
in the lore of this uncanny subject as those of johnson, J. C., have proved him
to be in that of ff Wave Motion." All praise is due to these profound thinkers
and sage questioners. The former has by mental analysis and comparison dis-
covered an animal which can walk, run, swim, and Hy all at the same time, the
latter has shown that Fresnel was all wrong, and has by his questions so often
delayed the game that the sweet notes of the bugle became of more frequency
in that section than did the recitations. Since we have turned our attention to
geology, mineralogy, electricity, magnetism, common rocks, practical electricity,
et cetera, the study of chemistry proper has been discontinued by all but one. He
pursues the subject through the mere love which he has cultivated for it, and
probably cannot be induced to abandon the pursuit until june comes with relief.
jerry, he from windy and far-off Kansas, clings to Bloxam, heat, and the essen-
tial principles with overweening fondness. In writing of the prominent 'figures
in the domain of chemistry, great injustice would be done if T. Merrill's
achievements were not mentioned. In Physiology and Hygiene Tommy loomed
up as a potent factor, head and shoulders above all other aspirants. It was after
Physiology had been forgotten, though, that T. gained most notoriety. At eleven
o'clock he used to march and then countermarch half his section, also at twelve
he would do likewise with the other half. After a while the section became so
proficient that he did not deem his presence necessary to their rnanoeuvres, so he
remained at home until sent for. When we look back upon the journey through
the chemical department, we cannot help but remark that it was over a rocky
road, especially the last half, yet it was through a new and not uninteresting
country, peopled by strange mammals and rare birds, and abounding in rich
minerals and precious stones.
This year's experience in the Drawing Academy gave our artists an oppor-
Unitl' t0 mike 21 display of talent which may stand unsurpassed forever. "Ike
Walton's Man " will always be remembered as something sufficiently unsym-
metrical to do honor to a dime museum, " D. Berry's Goat " was SO true to his
master that the critics saw and made a note of the resemblance, and Ceed A,
Read constructed in perspective a pile of blocks in which he made use of some
of the most unique, " mCaSley," 4' worm-eaten," 'fwobbly " lines that ever
graced a sheet of Whatman's. He " took it away." All these beautiful pictures,
together with many others of equal celebrity, and by masters equally famous,
will be unveiled for public inspection some time in june, before the twelfth of the
month, so there is no need of further comment on them. In leaving the Draw-
ing Academy we can say in all truth and earnestness that no second class ever
did or ever will pass through it more smoothly and with less of the unpleasant
than have we, but in saying this, we attribute only a small part of the credit to
ourselves, for most of it belongs elsewhere.
We have written our history as one of Academic duty, because our ti1ne was
spent in the performance of such duty. The idle moments were fewer and
farther between than the name second class "snap " seems to warrant, besides,
what occurred at those times was mostly private experieiice. The doings of the
class in foot-ball and other matters of general interest are recorded elsewhere in
Our second year's riding has been full of interest to us for more than one
reason. We gloried in the possession of our own special horses. Nearly every
one seemed to cultivate a love for his horse solely from a feeling of proprietor-
ship. ff Mary " Ridenour dearly loved old Braddock, he would smile, oh! so
fondly, as he sat in the tan bark and watched Braddock's heels fly past on each
side of his head. On the plain Hammond would try to induce Keyes to leave the
herd in order that they might enjoy each other's companionship alone. Read
seemed to think that it would be a very nice thing if he could take old Wheeler
down to see the neat little village of Highland Falls. Mifty Martin was the
only one who proved false to his charge. He deserted Sykes on the ground that
the latter insisted on riding 4' English," something that Mifty could not tolerate
from any horse. One marked change in the riding of this year from that of last
was that Pete Boggs did not deem it obligatory nor very graceful to dismount,
bald spot inverted, every time he turned a corner in the hall. As for charming
the gallery, nobody could hope to compete with William Nye Butner. Bill and
his horse Conily were both of such impetuous natures that they had to be sepa-
. L-:. -T:-1 appz-re-.:: .fi--11:r.:.e.-:r.1.i.'s-'ffvs.2 .-- - . . .. -,:,.s JY. .- - -
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rated in order to save the lives of the other members of the platoon. Immedi-
ately upon this separa 10
t' n interest began to lag, and a falling off in the gallery
Maybe a second-classman has less to look forward to in the immediate future
than Qther members of the corps. june brings us no furlough this time, nor are
uve going to graduate, nor is it so gleeful a transition from second to first-class
man 35 ir is from "p1ebe', to "yearling." Yet how many of us will be in
danger of being H found " when we become first-classmen ? Will we not ff feel
Safer than we ever felt before H? Whose June will the days soon be reckoned to?
Indeed, if our joy this June is not the wild, exuberant feeling of a furloughman,
it is far deeper, and its calmness makes us feel so sure that it is genuine and will
last and grow in strength as time wears on. With this little bit of self-comfort-
ing, we are ready to say good-bye to our second-class days and all that pertains
to them. It is a glad good-bye. Not because the course has been unpleasant,
for this year has been the best of the three, but because we expect the next year
to be yet better, and because we know the year after will be so very much
the best. V
Whatever may be our sorrows and whatever may be our joys, we are ready
now and always to sing, as we used to do when thinking of home and furlough,
To the Corps that knows no equal,
To the famous Black and Gray,
To the Army and the Stars and Stripes
We'll e'er allegiance pay.
But our first love shall be always,
In our hearts the deepest seat,
For the crimson band of union
In the class of ninety-eight.
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CONRAD S. BABCOCK, .
EDMUND N. BENCHLEY,
DANIEL G. BERRY, . .
FRANK C. Booos, . .
JAMES H. BRADFORD, .
EDWIN D. BRICKER, .
EARL I. BROWN, .
LYTLE BROWN, . . .
HPLNRY W. BUTNER, . .
ROBERT B, CALVERT, .
CLARK CHURCHMAN, .
WILLIAM E. COLE, .
Fox CONNOR, . .
MALIN CRAIG, . . .
G. MAURY CRALL121, . .
ROBERT C. DAVIS, .
BERKLEY ENOCHS, . .
CHARLES W. EXTON, . .
AMOS A. FRIES, . . .
WILLIAM W. FISCUS, JR.,
JOSEPH F. GOHN, . . . .
JAMES B. GOVVEN,. . . .
WILLIAM W. HAMII,TON.
HAROLD HAMMOND, . .
GUY V. HENRY, .....
CHAUNCEY B. HUMPHREY
RALPH E. INGRAM, . . .
JOSEPH F. JANDA, . .
JACOB C. JOHNSON, . . .
LAMBERT W. JORDAN, JR.,
ROBERT D. ICERR, . , .
MONROE C.1iERTH, .
. . Washington, D. C.
. Worcester, Mass.
. . . Carmi, Ill
. Norristown, Pa
. . . Columbus, Ohio
. . Chambersburg, Pa
. . Carrollton, Ga.
. . Nashville, Tenn.
. . Stony Ridge, N. C.
. . . Kokomo, Ind.
. VVilmington, Del.
. . . Willard, Utah.
. . Slate Spring, Miss.
. . Washington, D. C.
. . Blackstone, Va.
. . Lancaster, Pa.
. . . . Ironton, Ohio.
. . . . Clinton, N. J.
Central Point, Oregon.
. . . Kittanning, Pa.
. . Danville, Ill.
. . Brooklyn, N. Y.
. . . Dalton, Ga.
. . . . Rushville, Ill.
Jefferson Barracks, MO.
. . . . Wichita, Kan.
. . . South Lee, Mass.
. Kewaunee, XViS.
. . Benton City, Mo.
. . . . Seneca, S. C.
. Green Bank, W. Va.
. . . . . Cairo,Ill.
HERBERT A. LAFFERTY,
D. EDWIN W. LYLE, .
THOMAs F. Bl.-XGIXNIS,
EDWARD H. BIARTIN,
ROBERT 1. llAXEY, . .
BIANUS hlCCLOSKEY, .
F. KEY BIEADE, . . .
THOMAS E. IWIERRILL,
HARVEY W. MILLER,
CHARLES H. MUNTON,
XVILLIAM L. MURPHY,
'XVILLIAM F. NISSBITT,
HENRY L. NEXVBOLD,
GEORGE A. NUGENT, .
CURTIS W. OTWELL, .
ALYAN C. READ,-. .
EDGAR RIDENOUR, . .
XVALLACE B. SCALES, .
EARNILST D. SCOTT, .
CLARKE S. SMITH, . .
MARCELLUS G. SPINKS,
JOHN E. STEPHENS, .
DAVID L. STONE, . .
ROMULUS F. WALTON,
IRA C. WELIIORN, . .
DAVID P. VVHEELER, .
ALEXANDER E. WILLIABIS, .
XVILLIAM P. WOOTEN,
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Battle Creek, Mich,
- . Duluth, Minn,
- New York Citv.
. Hot Springs, Aria.
. . . Pittsburg, Pa,
. . . . Boyce, 'Va-
. Cincinnati, Ohio-
. . Syracuse, N, Y,
. . Morgan, Mich.
Council Blutls, Iowa.
. Cleveland, Ohio,
. Washington, D. C.
. . Duluth, Minn,
. Baton Rouge, La,
. . . Peru, Ind.
. . Paris, Texas.
. . Stoddard, Neb.
. . Vandalia, lll.
. . Meridian, Miss.
. Brentwood, Tenn.
. Greenville, Miss.
. . Marion, Ala.
. . . Mico, Miss.
. Zanesville, Ohio
. Fayetteville, N. C
Q . Lagrange, N. C
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Preszdenf, ROBERT C FOY
Wfe Preszdefzf, CLIITON C CARTER
Tecrefafy aim' Treaszzfer, MICHAELI MCDOROUGH
Afkleizc Represefzfafzve, CHARLES A ROIIIEYN
WILLIAM IQELLY, FREDERICK B KERR,
LLEWELLYR W OLIVER, EPHRAIM G PEXTON,
GEORGE W STUART, EVANI H HUNIPHREX
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Tbistoriz of '99.
""' 'EAVY is the responsibility that rests upon the shoulders of him
whose duty it is to record the deeds of great men. Truly the histo-
rian feels the weight of that responsibility as he takes his pen in hand
to write of the doings of ,99, and of the fortunes and misfortunes
which have befallen the class since last the tale was told.
The seasons have rolled around but once since the sons of ,QQ were plebes,
but the experiences of that one short year have been many and various-boys we
were then, men we are now-plebeans then, yearlings now. The days of the first
year of West Point life-days which, it seemed then, would never reach an end,-
now hold but a small place in the memories of most of us. The interest in the
present, the anticipation of the future have all but obliterated the bitterness. of
those weeks of trial and tribulation. Plebe camp is to our minds now nothing
more than a hazy nightmare of years ago 3 plebe January is remembered scarcely
more distinctly, and the whole year fades into a very dim background when we
think of the pleasures that have been ours since the moment we broke ranks after
seeing '96 graduated. ' r
The graduation week of I896 was a happy one for us plebes. But one oral
examination fell to our lot, so we had occasion to appear before the frowning
Academic Board in our new dress coats and our year-old brace but a short 1no-
ment, in which we gave the visitors examples of "French as she is spoken fat
West Pointjfl The examinations over, we set out to enjoy the week of festivities
HS best fl P16136 Can, and we succeeded well. We began Uspooning " at once.
" Bobby " Howze mistook a lot of plebes for first-classmen the afternoon of the sea-
coast battery drill, and introduced the whole crowd to the Board of Visitors. The
plebes didn't mind it a bit, and H Bobby " never knew that we were just 4' coming
out." The night of june 1 1th found us in the hop-room e1z11zcz.vse,- we always did
like '96, so we consented to dance at their last cadet function. We all filled our
cards with the names of femmes we never had heard of before, and some of the
men felt afterward as though they might have gotten along about as well if they
never had met those fair ones. But we had a good time that night. Who but
the new-born yearling can know of the exultation a fellow feels when the upper
classman, whom he has admired and dreaded for a whole year, comes up, taps
him familiarly on the shoulder, calls him by name, leaving off the hated " Mr."
and tells him that his U next partner is just over in the corner, come along and
meet her." Who but the plebe, coming out of a year's seclusion from society
life, can know the full joy of whirling through thescrowd of dancers with his
arm encircling a dainty feminine waist the night of Graduation Hop? Life,
which for 'us had been so long painted in very heavy washes of 9' Payne's Gray,"
began to take on more roseate hues, we debutants decided that existence at West
Point might not be so bad after all, and when the orderly sounded the recall at 1
A. M., june 12th, every '99er escorted his lady home, feeling that his first taste of
the brightness of cadet life had been very sweet indeed.
Next day we began to live in true yearling style. Deep as was our admira-
tion for '96, not one of us experienced a single regret when we saw Bob Powers
receive his sheepskin from the hand of General Miles, for with the graduation of
the last man came our transition from plebeans to yearlings. The march back
from the exercises that closed the career of the Class of '96 seemed all too long,
for every man was eager to hear the U makes" read out, and many were dreaming
already of the gold lace corporal chevrons. -But, alas! the hopes of more than
half the class were dashed to earth. First came the list of captains, then lieuten-
ants, then the sergeants, but there the orders ended. We broke ranks, and ,QQ
had nobody to put into the tank. However, that disappointment did not cast a
shadow on the happiness of the day. W'e gave our class yell with so much life
that we all lost our voices at once 5 we shook hands with all those '98 men against
whom we'd nursed so many grievances, we called each upper classman "old
boy," and tried to appear to the crowds that thronged the area as if we had just
become first-classrnen instead of only yearlings, in fact, we simply reaeleri in the
new atmosphere, and each assured the other that if only the "corps" had been
made he would be supremely-happy.
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Then came camp, and a right jolly camp it was, too, not one of the boister-
ous riotoug Camps that we read about, but a peaceful, easy-going, pleasurable sort
of Camp 5 no Wild excitement, but just enough spice to keep everybody Qegpeciauv
the Htacsub wondering what was to happen next. Reveille on the Fourth of
Tulv found that old blunderbuss across No. 2 spiked with a rat-tail file, and to
make assurance doubly sure the bore was plugged with turf, and other such ammu-
nitign, so we were obliged to content ourselves with being awakened bythe band,
with no cannon accompaniment. The plebes went on guard for the first time
that day, and many were the ghosts and spirits that hovered about them during their
midnight tour. And so things went. Dicky chased Ray J. B. down " B " Com.
pany street one night, but failed to catch him. The Farmer had better luck on
another occasion when he tackled Sep Whittaker hard and held him fast till the
corporal of the guard came to put " Sep " in arrest. At exactly half-past ten one
fair evening every water-pail in camp took to itself wings, flew a few feet in the
air, and then fell in the company street with a loud bang. Of course nobody was
responsible for such a manifestly supernatural occurrence, but the ofncer in charge
ordered twelve yearlings to be put on guard to walk post in the company streets
to " keep the peace." And in spite of all these little functions that were going
on all the time, twenty men bloomed out with corporal chevrons about August ist,
the first f' makes " of '99.
Camp Hooker sped by all too quickly, there were the charming P. M. E.
drills, the tennis tournament, in which H Vif" Brown won 4' single " honors for
'99, the hops and concerts where the spoonoids held forth, and many other
occupations that made the time pass as if on wings, so that the ' Color Line" was
upon us before we were ready for it. The entertainment proved a grand success,
and then but one more day of yearling camp was left for us. On that day
the furloughmen returned, so that on Saturday, the 29th, the entire battalion
marched to barracks, and Camp Hooker was but a happy memory in the minds of
The class mourns the loss of many men since the academic year begun. Four
men succumbed to the terrors of the examination in Analytics last November,
Seven more Save UP after January, while three were turned back for a year. IH
other respects fortune has smiled upon us. We developed some astonishing
horsemanship in the short time that we went to the riding hall, notwithstanding
the fact that Cf1PtalU Jim informed each platoon every day that it had the
" poorest lot of riders in the class." The record of the in-door gymnasium meet
in March shows a goodly number of first and second prizes to '99's credit, and
taking the whole year into consideration, 1896-97 has been successful for us.
But our good time is yet to come. A few short weeks and we shall be leaving on
furlough-that three months of enchantment to which every plebe and yearling
looks forward with the most eager anticipations, and upon which every second-
classman looks back with the happiest memories. So, with a clean record behind
us and with high ambitions for the remainder of our career in the Academy, we
look forward to our short vacation with light hearts and close our history as we
do our ff battery meetings," with the lines, . '
" If Ninety-r1ine's furlough is coming next June,
Oh l let it be soon !"
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il FRED RADFORD BROWN, . ----- Cornwell, Ill.
If VVALTER STEVENS BROWN, . . . . North Bridgeton, Maine.
i CHARLES MICHAEL BUNDEL, . ..... Shawn, Pa,
p I GEORGE WOOIJBURY BUNNELL, . . . . Oakland, Cal.
3 Il WILSON BRYANT BURTT, . . . . . . Hinsdale, Ill.
I LLEVVELLYN NOEL BUSHFIELD, . . . . Elizabethtown,Ky.
LAWRENCE DU VAL CABELI., . . . Dallas, Texas.
, ROBERT CALVERT, .... . . Kokomo, Ind.
. , CLIFTON CARROL CARTER, . . . . Lexin ton K .
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f N.-XTHANIEL CHAMBLISS, . . . . Salina, Ala.
, CHARLES BROOKS CLARK, , , , ,Medf0rd,Mass.
:, 3 HENRY BENJAMIN CLARK, . . , , Harvard, Ill.
lv LE VERT COLEMAN, - - - . . Huntsville, Ala.
.F FRANCIS NEAL COOKE, . , , Louigburg, N, C.
il Q ARTHUR SIDNEY CQWANI - ....... . Orono, Maine.
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1 7 CLARENCE DEEM5, JR-I - . . Fort McHenry, Balumore, Md.
ll STANLEY DUNBAR EMBICK, . ,.,,, Boiling Sp,-ings, Pa.
XI CHARLES COOK FARMER, JR-, . . . . MI. Carroll, Ill.
HENRY BLOW FARRAR, . . . U l St, Lguis, Mo.
,VX PIERCE CURRIER FOSTER, . . Vvashington, D, C.
L3 1 ROBERT CHERRY FOY, . I Eufaula, Ala,
A FRED HAYES GALLUP, . i ' Boone, Iowa
I CLYFFARD GAME, .... I . . Moorhead, Minn
RALPH STUART GRANGER, ' . . WVeSt Winstead, COHU
PATRICK XVILLIAM GUINEY, . , , g ' pau River, Mags
LAWRENCE I'IALSTEAD, .
GWYNN R. HANCOCK, . .
JAMES HANSON ,.....
GRAYSON VILLARD HEIDT, .
STUART HEINTZELMAN, . . .
CHARLES DOUGLAS HERRON,
EVAN HARRIS HUBIPHREY, .
IRVIN LELAND HUNT, . .
THOMAS HERBERT JACKSON, .
GEORGE D. JARRETT, . . .
FRANK CARSON IEVVRLL, .
JAMES JUSTICE, . .
WILLIAM KELLY, . . .
FREDERICK BLAIR IQERR, .
LEON BENJAMIN IQROMER, .
JOHN ID. LONG, ......
DUNCAN ICENNEDY MAJOR, JR.,
EDWARD MURPHY MARKAM,
ALBERT N. MCCLURE, . . .
MICHAEL JOSEPH MCDONOUGH,
REGINALD EDVVARD MCNALLY,
WILLIAM TOPPING MERRY, .
JOSIAH CHARLES MINUS, .
HARRY ELWOOD MITCHELL, .
GEORGE VAN HORN MOSELEY,
JESSE C. NICHOLLS, ,....
LLENVELLYN YVILLIAM OLIVER,
WILLIAM TAYLOR PATTEN, . .
ROBERT HALFORD PECK, . .
EPHRAIM GEOFFREY PEYTON,
JEROME GRAY PILLOW, . . .
ALFRED BURPEE PUTNAM, .
LEWIS HATHANVAY RAND,
JAMES BUCHANAN RAY,
JAMES COOPER RHEA, . . . .
HUGH AUCHINCLOSS ROBERTS,
HECTOR A. ROBICHON ,...
CHARLES ANNESLEY ROMEYN,
I-IERMAN WALTER SCHULL, .
GEORGE SHERXVIN SIMONDS, .
HORTON WHITEFIEID STICKLE
. . ..... Cincinnati, Ohio
Governor's Island, N. Y. Harbor.
. . . . . . . Huron, S. D
. . . Atlanta, Ga
. Washington, D. C
. . Crawfordsville, Ind
. VVaShington, D. C
. Point Arena, Cal
. Montague, Mich
. . Tugala, Ga
. Beloit, Wis
. . . Belton, Texas
. . West Superior, Wis
. . . Clearheld, Pa
. Grand Rapids, Mich
. . Columbus, Ind
. . New York, N. Y
. . Troy, N. Y
. Humphrey, Ky
. . Boston, Mass
. . Springfield, Ohio
. . Ilion, N. Y
. St. George, S. C.
. . Mattoon, Ill
. . Evanston, Ill
. Tuscaloosa, Ala
. . . . . . . Escanaba, Mich
Governor'S Island, N. Y. Harbor.
. . . . . . . San Diego,Cal
. Columbus, Miss
. Helena, Ark.
. Malden, Mass
. Plainfield, N.
. Bardwell, Ky
. . Strawn, Texas.
. Savannah, Ga
. Brooklyn, N. Y.
. Ft. McPherson, Ga
. . VVatertown, S. D.
. Cresco, Iowa.
. Anamosa, Iowa
GEORGE WASHINGTON STUART, . D
CLEMENT AUGUSTUS T ROTT, .... r
FREDERICK WILLIAM VAN DUY
ALBERT EDWARD VVALDRON,
HENRY NEWELL XVAY ,....
HUI3ER'l' LLEWELLYN VVIGMORE,
JAMES ALBERT VVOODRUFF, .
HALSEY EDWARD YATES, .
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Governor's Island, N, Y. Harbor
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Vice Preszzimf, GEORGE B PILLSBURY
Secrefzzry fum' T1 easw er, LEWIS Q MOREX
Alhlefzc Represevzfafzwe, FRED C DOYIE
GEORFE B COMLY, JOSEPH A BARR
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L ARLY one june morning-early for H Cits " -a little party of pros-
lg pective 4' new cadets " were discussing whether it would be the
" Century Class," " Tenty-ten," or H Naughty naught," and as a
l -0 C subject of minor importance some few here and there were making
plans as to how they were going to run this institutiong one little runt asking if
little men were ever made first captains. We received our uniforms at the Cadet
Store, and were " dragged H over to the Tenth Division and taken in tow by four
Cadet Sergeants and a Cadet Lieutenant. After a very pleasant introduction in
the H office," we decided to wait awhile before we would control the destinies of
the corps, and by supper we were firmly convinced that competent hands were
already at the helm.
Beast Barracks l Those happy days! As old Sol rose over the Highlands,
like little whip-poor-wills, we piped our plaintive lay to Pat, the policeman. With
what expectancy we awaited the " sole " stirring yell f'New Cadets turn out
promptly l" How swiftly passed those little hours in which we held coni-
munion with Nature in one of her various forms, under the gentle leadership
of those yearling drillmasters. We never could explain the affinity of the butts
of our guns for our toes.
How those two quires of foolscap disappeared in writing explanations, and
how that indelible ink did spill itself over everything l How we did sleep after
a dose of that " bracing " stuff that they kept down in the " ofhce l" "The
just H of proverb fame weren't in it with us. But, alas ! the years will roll by-
a little habit years have-and ff beast barracks " was soon a thing of the paST-
With many misgivings we packed up our household utensils and ff dragged "
them over to camp. We were rather surprised with our reception. We imme-
diately installed ourselves as housekeepers for the battalion, with now and then a
little interference from the " tacs." After a week or two we marched Con the
upper classmen's heelsj to dinner with the battalion and went out to parade and
dropped a few bayonets. What with ffspooning " f-- guns, 'f dragging"
wash and mail and the company streets, and furnishing amusement for the upper
classmen-very often to the " Irish Washer Woman," " fourth verse," artisti-
cally played upon a one-stringed riddle-fftaps " would worry around. There
never was an hour so slow in coming around as ten o'clock. Toward the end
of camp we gave a Color Line Entertainment. The upper classmen wanted to
help, so we let them do the talking parts, because some of their friends were in
the audience, and they Qthe upper classmen, not the friendsj wanted to stand
down near the front of the stage, but we made the most noise-we did the sing-
ing. Next day the furlough men made our acquaintance, and then we joyfully
marched back to barracks and Math. After a " plebe camp " anything in the
shape of Math. was welcome. But what a swath it did cut in our ranks! In
January, and later in March, when we offered up our sacrifices to Bourdon and
.Legendreg when we said good-bye to the man who marched next to us, and saw
our athletes go, we realized in part what is meant by that word 'ffozmzif' But
choking down those big lumps, we turned our faces toward june and rushed
along. We let the furlough class help a little at the Hundredth Night enter-
tainment, which we gave to the first class to remind them that they could be with
us only one hundred days more, and now we are galloping down the home-
stretch with june and ff yearlingdom " almost in reach.
EDWARD NIAGUIRE ADAMS, . .
ERNEST EDWIN ALLEN, .
FRANK PORTER AMOS, . .
CHARLES LEWIS BAENDIER, .
JOSEPH AUGUSTUS BAER, .
GEORGE HATHANXVAY BAIRD,
THOMAS ALBERT BARCO, . .
JULIAN ARNOLD BENJAMIN, .
UPTON BIRNIE, JR., ....
JESSE SMITHSON BOLTON, . .
FRANK SAYLES BOWEN, .
PRESSLEY KLENNEDY BRICE,
XVILLIAM STACY BROXVNIBG, .
FREDERICK LEROY BUCK, . . .
FRANKLIN l..lVINGS'l'ON CALLISON,
CLIFFORD CARLETON CARSON, .
GEORGE BLANOIIARD COMLY, .
DENNIS HADLEY CURRIE, .
EDWIN GRIFFITH DAVIS, . .
FRANK' EDWIN DAVIS, . .
CLARENCE DEEMS, JR., . . . .
GORDON ALEXANDER DENNIS,
VARIEN DELMAR DIXON, . . .
EDWARD ELBERT DOWNES, .
FRED CHARLES DOYLE, .
ALFRED JAMES EHRMAN, .
RAYMOND HOPE FENNER, . .
CHARLES LEWIS JOHN FROHWl'1"1'I-ZR, .
XVILLIAM COLVIN FROST, . . .
HARRY FRIEDERICK GILMORE.
IHERRIAN GLADE, ......
SAMUEL REID GLEAVES, . .
HZENRY ROBERT GLYNN ,...
EDWARD SETTLE GODEREY, JR.,
JAMES GOETHE, .....,,
XVALTER SCHUYLER GRANT, .
STANLEY BOND l.'IAMIL'I'ON, . .
CHARLES GODEREY IlARv1-:Y, ,
ERNEST EDDY IIASKELL, , ,
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ROBERI EDWARD IIENI Y
LEROY TURNER HILLMAN
JAY PAUL HOPRINS
THOMAS MEREDITH HLlNTER,
ARTHUR PENRHYN STANLEY IIYDI.
ROBERT FENXVICK JACRSON,
IRVING JACOB JOSEPH,
FERNEY GEORGE LANE,
CHARLES ROBERT LAWSON
GUSTAVF RUDOLE LURESH
CHARLES FLETCHER MARTIN
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XVILLIS GRANDY PEACE,
JEROME GRAY PILLOW
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FYANCIS AMORY POPE
I EOVARD WILLIAM PRUNIY
EDMUND MOORE RHETT
JAMES PARSONS ROBINSON,
VERN LA SALLE ROCKWELL,
XXILLIAYI STANTON ROOT
VVILLIAM PHEI PS SIMMONS
JOHNI RODOLPH SLATTERY
LOUIS SOLELIAC, JR
AR HIBALD HENRY SUNDERLAND
RICHARD MORGAN THOMAS,
FRANK ASIOR THOYIISON,
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Ii LIEUT. WALTER A. BETHEL.
LIEUT. PALMER E. PEARCE.
Rqiresezzfafzbe for Base-Ball, pmwln
X LIEUT. JOHN H. RICE. M,
Rep1'ese11!az'z'7Je for Fool'-Ball,
LIEUT. WILDS P. RICHARDSON.
Rep7'ese1zz'az'iz1e for Temzzlv,
LIEUT. RICHMOND P. DAVIS.
Represefzfafzbe for Genera! Ailzfeizks,
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ORGANIZED DECEMBER IQTH, 1892
Officers and Council for 1896 97
P1'eszfZem',JOHN C OAKES 97
V2ceP1eszzz'em', WM F NESBIIT, 98
Secrefary and Treasw er, THOMAS HEINTZELRIAN
Represenfaizw for Foo! Ba!! SHERWOOD A CHENEY, 97
Represeniafzve far Base Ba!! IOHN C1 WVORKIZER, 97
Represmfafzzfe Genera! Afhleifrs, FRANK M SAX AGE, Q7
Ciass Represenfafzve, 9, HENRY ABBOT
C!assRcprese1zmz'zz1e 98 THOS F MAGINBIS
Class Rqresenmfzw, QQ CHARLES A ROx1Exx
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Paragraph ro, of the By-Laws of the Association, has been amende
read as follows :
PAR. Io.-J' The privilege of wearing the initial 'A,' for Army, on the
sweater, jersey, jacket, cap, or other article of athletic uniform shall be
restricted to those members of the Association who have actually played on
an Academy first team in at least Mme games with an outside team, or who
have broken a record of the Association at one of its regular annual Held-
days, or me game with the Naval Cadets. The color of the initial So worn
shall be gray."
List of Those Entitled to Wear the HA."
"f" indicates foot-ball, "b," base-ball, Ur," Academy record
Class qf ,Q7.
Amsor, r. MCCORNACK, f.
ABERNETHY, f. MORGAN, f.
BARLOW, b. OAKES, f, r.
CONNOR, f, r. ROBERTS, b.
FRISSELL, f. SAVAGE, f.
McCoy, b. SMITHER, f.
Class ey' '98.
BRICKER, b. MAGINNIS, r.
CRAIG, f, 19- NESBITT, f,
ENOCHS, f- SCALES, f.
HUMPHREY, f. SCQTT, f,
Class of ,QQ.
BURTT, f- HEINTZELMAN
COWAN, b- Kizonnzn, b.
POV: f- ROMEYN, f.
HUMPHREY, fr b- XVALDRON, f.
Class of 1900.
BAENUER, f. HUNTER, f.
1FootsJBaII cam, 1896
T. A. ROBERTS, 797, MANAGER.
CONNOR, '97, captain, half-back.
HALL, 1900, centre.
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HUMPHREY, C. B., '98, right guard.
WILLIANIS, '98 left guard.
SCALES, 98, left tackle
MORGAN '97, r1ght tackle
SAVAGL, 97 nght end
BURTT 99 left end
HUNIPHREY, E H 99 quar er back
NESBITT 98 half back
ROMEYN 99 fullback
HEN the foot-ball season for 1896 opened at West Point the question
universally asked was, " What will we do without King, Lott,
Nolan, Stacy, and Berry ?" And it was indeed a hard one to answer.
' The team that had won such a reputation in its games with Harvard,
Yale, and Brown had practically disappeared, and of the old familiar faces there
appeared but' three: Connor, Savage, and Romeyn 5 so that the statement that
our team was entirely new is not far out of the way.
However, it is not the custom at West Point to allow difficulties to daunt
us, and the fact so many places remained to be filled seemed only to increase the
interest felt by both the candidates for the team and the corps in general.
That the interest in foot-ball has greatly increased in the past two years is
evidenced by the crowds of men who watched even the preliminary practice and
runs, and as time went on many of the H rooters " exhibited a profoulld
knowledge of the game. V
Practice was formally opened this year on August 31st, when Lieutenant
King was with us for a few days, it was then remarked that we were particularly
fortunate both as regards quantity and quality of men to choose from.
Of old favorites and stand-bys, the faces of MQCO1-nack and Foy were missed,
and it was conceded that a great effort would have to be made in order to ill
their PlaCCS acceptably. Practice went vigorously on during September, directed
by Graves, King, Lott, and Nolan, ably seconded by Connor, and the men began
to separate into groups according to their relative superiority.
Our first game was played on October 3d with Tufts College resulting in 3
score of 27--O in favor of West Point. U
On October Ist the A. O. A. A. succeeded in securing Geo. P. Dyer as Coach
for the remainder of the season, as it was found that Graves could not be secured.
This game seemed to indicate that our team would be at least as strong as
that of '95.
On October roth we were to have played Trinity College, but October 8th
word was received that they would be unable to play on account of injuries to
players received during a game with Harvard, October 7th. No efforts were
spared to obtain another team, but they proved unavailing, and thus the schedule
was one- game short.
On October' 17th we met Princeton and were beaten by Ir-o 5 this game
was a disappointment to many, as it was defensive throughout, but it proved a
very instructive one.
October 24th we met Union, and in a very weak game on their part,
defeated them, 44-o. There were no special points of interest in this game ex-
cept that Gilmore was tried at tackle for the first time, and gave promise of
becoming a worthy successor of Foy. Abernethy also gave us a little exhibition
showing how a guard should run with the ball after catching a kick-off.
On October 3ISt we met Yale and were defeated 16-2 in a hard fought
game. In this game West Point proved herself as strong as Yale in all respects
except in blocking kicks-every gain of,any consequence made by Yale being
made on blocked kicks. just why this was will never be fully agreed upon,
for during the remainder of the season our line showed up as strong as that of
any team that came here. We had the misfortune to lose Humphrey in this
game, and also for the rest of the season on account of the injury then received,
and his loss was severely felt, though after changing Williams back to guard,
with Scott at the other, our centre proved, as in former times, practically im-
Of the Wesleyan game much need not be said-simply that the result was a
tie, 12-12-and that it taught us the lesson that it is not possible to play good
fO0t-ball with a disunited team. As one of the officers very truly rellraflied, that
Was the only game played here for a long time that was a reproach to us,
- - - -' t fall
and while we may have our own opinions as to the primary CQUSC, let U5 HO
to profit by the experience, and let us avoid a repetition of such an affair.
Pagging over the game of the scrubs for the moment only, we come to the
Cr-Oxvning glory of the season-the defeat we gave Brown. It was under-
stood fully by both teams that
fully aware that the result of this game would practically fix our position for the
year NO effort Wag spared to get the team in proper condition, and in this con-
nection it may be stated that as long as the memory of the game lives at West
Point so long will the corps say
their splendid work for the glory of the corpsf' Those two men, ably assisted
by Mr. Dyer, practically made a new team out of our men in five days, filling
them with hope and infusing their own energy and life throughout not only the
this was to be a battle royal, and every man was
'fall honor and credit to Lott and Stout for
team but the whole corps. Who could watch the practice and hear Stout's voice
above all other sounds as he hauled every man over the coals who was not in-
stantly and constantly on the jump? 'Who could hear him and not feel a thrill
pass through him, and whether he be player or rooter, oflicer or cadet, not feel a
wild desire to get into the game and eat somebody up ?
We will not attempt to describe the game, but will content ourselves by
saying that we won by a score of 8-6, and that there was not a sane man in the
corps for at least an hour after the last whistle sounded. And now we will make
a few comments on some of the players, and give a prophecy or two about the
future of the team. .
First we will take up Connor's case. Who ever thinks of Katy Connor now
without feeling a desire to pound him on the back and otherwise bruise him up,
to show him how much we think of him? From the beginning of the Tufts
game to the end of the Brown his record is one of brilliant playing. On the
offense, his end-running has not been equalled by any back seen here since
Thorne played 3 and as to defense, it has been the universal opinion of judges of
foot-ball that he stands head and shoulders above any player seen at West Point
this year. His work as a captain speaks for itself, for the men were a unit in
declaring their confidence in his judgment, and one and all gave him their hearty
support. Hurrah for Connor, boys, and see to it that you support Nesbitt 85
loyally next year as Connor was supported this.
Pop Savage fulfilled our expectations as an end, and, in conjunction with
Scales, made the right end of our line a veritable stone wall-and so Yale found
it, and after a few yards had been lost in fruitless efforts to penetrate it they gave
it up as a bad job and turned their attention elsewhere.
to 2 gl
all of tl
Scales and Nesbitt are two men who proved towers of strength on both Offense
and defense. As line-buckers we will not admit any one that played here this
year as their superiors. Church has probably not to this day succeeded in ex-
plaining how it was that he didn't play horse with that much talked-of West
Point tackle. Any of zu could explain if we were only asked, and our reply
would be that he had met his match in everything but experience, and that next
year the two men would in all probability have their positions reversed. In run-
ning with the ball these two men show an absolute disregard for the safety of
life or limb of the men seeking to tackle them, and I have yet to see either of
them downed without a gain.
No account of the team, however brief and limited, would be complete with-
out a tribute to the great work done by Hall. For an absolutely new man his
development has been wonderful. His play in the last game was far superior to
that of his opponent, and not even McCormack got into more plays.
A few words must be added about the scrubs, the hardest worked men in the
Academy, and the men who apparently get the least credit. To them is due an
equal share with the first team of the glory of the season, for-without them no
such team could have been developed. The amount of spirit and sand that it
takes for men to get out on the plain day after day and be pounded around, is
not imagined by any man who has not been there, but yet our men came out
and played with more spirit at the end of the season, when all hope of making
this year's team was gone, than they did at the start, when all things were possible
to a good man. Their organization was splendid, and much credit is due to
Smither for his good work in perfecting it. There will bean abundance of good
men to choose from next year, and there will be the advantage of having nearly
all of them men of experience.
UR game with the Seventh Regiment, N. G. S. N. Y., on Decoration
Day brought to a close a very interesting base-ball season. Although
the team did not taste of the sweets of victory as often as the most
ardent supporters might have wished, yet the games were always ex-
citing, and seldom was victory assured to the winning team until the last man
was out in the last inning.
In spite of the fact that the '96 base-ball team played a somewhat losing
game, it was certainly the equal of any of its predecessors, and A. G. Lott, '96,
for the second season captain of the team, deserves great credit for its develop-
ment. Owing to the lack of time for practice, the team not having time for
even a single practice game during the week, we have no base-ball coach, and
the entire work of training and systematizing the play falls upon the captain's
shoulders. But Lott was just the man for the place and succeeded in turning out
a strong team.
About thirty candidates started training, including six members of the pre-
vious year's team, and from these the players were selected. Finding no pitcher
who could exactly fill the bill, Lott himself went from behind the bat into the
box, and certainly acquitted himself very creditably. His control, which was
almost perfect, aided by good curves and .excellent judgment, made him a very
effective pitcher. His former position behind the bat was exceptionally well
filled by L. Brown, jr., '99, whose throwing to bases was always a feature of the
b h graduation of Stout '9', was success-
game. Second base, made vacant y t e D , J
fully held down by Cowan, '99, while Kromer, '99, and Goodale, '96, divided
the time at third. These men, with the " veterans," completed the team.
The season was opened on April 18th by a very close and exciting game with
Lafayette. Each side had scored but one run up to the ninth inning when a mis-
understanding of the g
let the visitors score the winning run. This was a fine showing for the opening
game of the season as Lafayette proved themselves no easy meat for some of the
round rules with respect to a ball thrown into the crowd
Strongest college teams in the country.
The following Saturday we defeated Rutgers in a well-played game by a score
of I3-4. May 2d saw a very exciting game with the University of Vermont.
This was probably the most brilliant game of the season, "grand stand" stops
and plays following each other in rapid succession. Both teams alternated in the
lead, but Vermont finally landed the game with a score of 9-8. Two weeks
later Trinity defeated us by a score of Io-6, and Lehigh did likewise on May
23d, by a score of 7-I.
Our game with the Seventh Regiment was a very fair one. The day, Deco-
ration Day, was made the occasion of a large excursion of Seventh Regiment
people, and thousands of spectators cheered the many brilliant plays of the game.
Both pitchers were very effective and the teams played almost perfectly, each nine
making but two errors, one of which on each side was excusable. The visitors
finally won the game, 4-1, but not 'without a gallant struggle on the part of the
Hobart was billed for May zd, but they canceled the date, and the. game
with Vermont was secured instead. The management is to be congratulated on
getting so good a team on such short notice. Union abandoned athletics for the
season and so canceled her game for May 9th, which 'date themanagement was
unable to fill, so only six games were played.
In conclusion, it may be worthy of notice that our bat-ting and fielding aver-
ages were .253 and .872 respectively, while those of the visiting teams were .250
and .8So. This partially justifies us in the belief that the team was out of luck.
Below is appended a table of the season's games:
April 18th, West Point, I. Lafayette, 2.
April 25th, West Point, 13. Rutgers, 4.
May 2d, West Point, 8. University of Vermont, 9.
May 16th, West Point, 6. Trinity, IO.
May 23d, 'West Point, I. Lehigh, 7.
May 3Otl1,' West Point, I. Seventh Regiment, 4.
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EVOLUTIONS in the traditions of the Military Academy have, in
' one instance at least, awakened among old graduates no regrets for
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' the changes since Uwe were cadets." Athletics have made no
enemies. We never hear an objection based on "I never heard
of it before." The most recent introduction is polo, and it has not come to die.
Once in a game, once having played, another disciple is added, and the game is
more firmly established as not only one of the not too many modes of recreation
of the corps, but as a mode of instruction.
The credit of introducing and establishing the game is due almost entirely
to the efforts and encouragement of First Lieutenant Robert L. I-Iowze, Sixth
Cavalry, who not only furnished the materials-mallets, balls, copies of rules,
etc.-but by his mediation obtained the horses, and was always ready and willing
to lend his presence and instruction to the games. In this he was ably seconded
by Lieutenants Cassatt and Smedburg, of the Fourth Cavalry, and to these two
ofncers is due the entire credit for the continuance of the game after the departure
of Lieutenant I-Iowze.
The game is now but two years old, the Class of '96 being the first to play
it. Probably three-fourths of them enjoyed its advantages, and have taken with
them to their several posts a knowledge and love for it which cannot but hasten
the general introduction of this most excellent sport throughout the army. And,
indeed, this is the ultimate object of polo as taught and played here. "In the
army thefC'S sobriety," but- there should also be something else. Polo is pecu-
liarly adapted and fascinating to the military man. To the most excellent exercise
it adds an absorbing interest, and cultivates a seat and horsemanship hardly attain-
able in any other manner.
The Class of '97 have been even more favorably and largely attracted to the
game, hardly a man who has not played, and certainly no player has failed to
become its advocate. Many have become quite expert-all have a proficiency
which would pull them through a West Point examination. The greatest dis-
advantage of polo as played here is the lack of suitable horses and the consequent
restrictions upon the gait. This has, however, been partially neutralized by the
readiness and willingness with which the best horses for the purpose have been
placed at the disposal of the cadets by Captain Parker. And the fact that the
horses are always saddled and ready on the field is a great convenience to the
players, whose time is only too limited. Nearly every officer on the post has, in
a measure, contributed to the success of this new athletic venture, and the game
is destined to endure.
Each class will become more and more interested, and in time, to play polo
will not be the least first-class joy to which the aspiring second-classman will look
forward. And it might not be too much to hope that a few years will see regular
polo ponies provided at the Academy, with all the necessary arrangements to sup-
port a regular team. Polo may yet rank with the base-ball and foot-ball of the
Academy of which every graduate, old or young, is now so proud.
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gy LTHOUGH the elements xvere affamst everythrng 1n the nature of
out door sports on the mornlng of june roth, the sun shone brlghtly
5 'F e on the 11th, and our Held day began under very unfax orable aus
p1ces, termmated very successfully
As rn the year before, 1t tools the last event, the 440 yard run, to declde
betxxeen 96 and 97 But th1s t1me lt ended dlfferently and 97 xvas declared
Oxvmg to a dr1v1ng ram after the completlon of the runnmg hxgh Jump the
remammg events were postponed t1l1 the next day , xx hen, ln sp1te of the xx ettmg
the contestants got the day before, several new records xx ere establ1shed xvh1ch It
rs not l1ke1y xv1l1 be soon b1oken
As before, each class xvas allowed txxo entrres The sy stem of sco1 mg berng
IO polnts for first, 71 for second, then 6 5 4 3 2, 1 for the 3d 4th 5th, etc
respect1vely ThlS method bemg used 1nstead of the 1nter colleglate ostenslbly
because 1t xvas bel1eved that It xx ould brlng more entrres than any other method
That 1s, that a man l-i11OXX111g he cannot xv1n an event may be 1nduced to enter 1n
hope of gettmg a pomt or txxo for lns class Whether thxs xxay IS better than the
1nter collegrate can only be guessed at, as the latter has never been tr1ed here
But 1t 15 to be hoped that It xx1ll be 1n the near future
Lrst of the events and xxrnners
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In the 100-yard dash, a very popular event here, there were 8 entries, the
ljmjt, and Barlow, '97, won in a close finish in ro 2-5 seconds, a fifth slower than
our record, but considering a wet turf track it was a very creditable performance.
In the running broad jump Cheney, '97, who had done excellent work in
practice, sprained his ankle at the take-off on his first trial which threw him out
of both this event and the 120-yard hurdle, in 'which he had also shown excellent
form. The event was won by Dallam, '96, with 19 feet II inches. This, too,
in a steady downpour of rain.
The running high jump was won by Abbot, ,97. Neither he nor Murphy,
'97, were out at 5 feet 42 inches, but as it gave the class 1st and 2d it was
thought best to stop and the remainder of the games were postponed till the fol-
The Ilth was bright and cloudless, though a trifle cool for best performance.
The 220-yard dash was one of the most hotly-contested races ever run at
West Point, and Shelton, '96, was declared winner by the judges, Connor, '97,
second. Time, 23 2-5 seconds.
In no event was more improvement shown over last year than in throwing
the hammer. Berry, A. P. '96, beat his previous record by I5 feet, winning
with 93 feet. The others were not far behind, and we expect to see a record of
at least roo feet established in the near future. This event is one that scarcely
any one has tried before coming here.
The pole vault was won by Oakes, '97, with 9 feet 6 inches to his credit.
He took Cheney's place in the 120-yard hurdle race.
The standing broad jump was won by Abbot, ,Q7, with 9 feet IIM inches,
breaking his previous record of 9 feet row inches. While this is not generally
included in the list of out-door events in inter-collegiate games, we are forced to
have it here since, owing to a lack of time for training, we cannot have 880-yard
and mile runs.
Dallam, '96, as always, while here, won the shot-put with 39 feet.
The 440-yard run, closing the meet, our longest and most trying race, was
won by McCormack, 797. It was a race from the word go, and they all came
into the homestretch in a bunch, but McCornack gamely forged to the front
and won the day for ,97,
y flnfboor Elthletics.
O the casual newspaper reader, it may seem that our athletic successes
are limited almost entirely to those of the out-door variety. He
reads in the fall of our foot-ball games, and again in the spring of
our base-ball games, and of our track and field sports. But little
does he know of the inside workings of this institution with respect to physical
development, of the hours spent in work and exercise In fact, on almost any
winter afternoon our complete and finely equipped gymnasium presents a very
lively appearance Cadets from ey ery class may be found there exercising and
practicing on all the machines, and often acquiring a very high degree of piofi
ctency in gymnastic work The results of this work and perseverance on the
part of the cadets appear each year at the " Annual In door Meet, held gener
ally, about the middle of March in the gy mnasium Here it is that the improye
ment which has been worked for manifests itself, and ey en the most inexperienced
spectator cannot fail to notice it Athletic records always suffer, while each year
gymnastic feats of greater difficulty are performed with a greater degree of
This year, the In door Meet, the third of the series, occurred on the ey enmg
of Saturday, March I3tl'l As heretofore, it w as under the auspices of the Army
Officers Athletic Association w 1th a cadet committee ln charge of the meeting
The athletic ey ents w ere governed by the rules common to such contests, while
for the machine events special rules were adopted To assist the Judges, two
exercises, which each contestant was required to perform were selected by the
committee, assisted by Mr koehler After this, the contestant could perform
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the different contestants.
Probably the most noteworthy performance of the evening was the standing
high jump of Abbot, '97, who established a new record for this event of 4 feet
IIZ inches. This record falls but a few inches short of the World's record for
the event, and in all probability it will be some time before it is broken here.
Barlow, '97, equaled the record of 2 2-5 seconds for the 2o-yard dash, while
Heintzelman, '99, duplicated his last year's performance of clearing 6 feet 8
inches in the fence vault. New records were also established for the pole climb-
ing and rope climbing contests and for the potato race, Glade, 1900, setting the
figures in the two first-named events at 6 seconds and 9 seconds respectively, and
Heintzelman, '99, those for the last named at 34 4-5 seconds.
Not less successful were the gymnastic events. - Never before was such all-
around form displayed, and never before were the decisions of the judges so hard
to make. I-n nearly every case the prescribed exercises were faultlesslyiexecuted,
while the " voluntaries " were creditable in the extreme both in selection and in
execution. The all-around work of Perkins, IQOO, and of Foster, '99, deserves
special. mention as being strictly first-class. . l -
The exhibitions, though lacking the added interest due to close competition,
were among the best executed and best received events of the evening. Maginnis
and E. H. Martin, '98, engaged in an exceedingly clever boxing. bout, which
was highly appreciated by the spectators. W. E. Gillmore, IQOO, gave a remark-
able exhibition of strength, lifting full-grown men as if they were infants.
But the most popular exhibition of the evening was the tumbling of Abbot
and Workizer, '97, and E. H. Humphrey, 799. In these men the U. S. M. A.
can boast of as fine a trio of tumblers as are ordinarily to be found among pro-
fessionals. Their exhibition displayed remarkable suppleness and agility, the
result of the hardest practice. . ,
The only class event of the evening was the tug-of-war, and the greatest
interest had been taken in preparation by the teams of the different classes. The
teams of '98 and '97 won the preliminary heats from '99 and r9oo respectively,
leaving them to face each other in the final struggle. Amidst the most intense
excitement, the '97 team pulled the '98 team over the line, the time taken, 1.24,
being the longest since these meets wereinaugurated,
just before the final heat of the tug-of-war, Captain Gordon, in behalf of
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the Army Officers' Athletic Association, distributed the prizes to the winners and
seconds of the evening's events. Following this he took occasion to present each
member of the Class of Q7 xx ho had played on the Academy foot-ball team, nith
a souvenir foot-ball. The banner nhich 97 non last field day nas then pro-
duced, and was formally presented to the class, Cadet Oakes, Captain of the
team, replying with a few appropriate remarks With the tug-of-war ended the
most successful meet yet held and there is every reason to hope that the succeed-
ing ones may be more so
List of winners and seconds of the events
lVmner Second Distance
Standing high Jump, Annor, 97 Wxisox IQOO
Standing broad jump ABBOT ,Q7 TNIAGINNIS IO feet
Putting I6 pound shot SCAI ES, 98 QNESBIII
Fence vault hrst class , HEIINTYLLNIAB A1BoT
Fence vault second class , FosTLR, QQ PERKINS, IQOO
zo yard dash Qfinal heat , B XRLOXN, '97 P A lvItRPnx
4 feet my inches
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6 feet S inches
6 feet 6 inches
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Winner of all around athletic prize, Am Ol
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Winner of all around 05 mnastlc prize Pl RRIXS 1900
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Woe-Preszkienf, WILLIAM P. WooTEN, '98,
Sefy cmd Treas., EDWARD M. MARKHAM, '99.
Lz'brcm'a1z, FRANK R. MCCOY, ,97. W
During the past year lectures were delivered before the Society by Professors
Micliie, Tillman, and Davis. Two entertainments, the ff Color Linen and the l
f' Hundredth Night," were given, and were eminently successful.
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Color line Entertainment
Given by the Dialectic Society, Thursday Evening, August 27th, 1896,
consisting of a Two-Act Play, entitled,
7 Tltwibe Emo wutsibe,
In which a very successful attempt was made to portray to our Camp Hooker
visitors the two phases of cadet camp life-the ff Inside
and the Outside." Written by
EDWIN O. SARRATT, 797, HARRY GORE BISHOP, '97,
' FRANK Ross McCoY, 97.
. CAST OF CH ARACTERS.
Col. Fairfax-A Kentucky gentleman of leisure, who mixes his ,
drinks and metaphors, and goes out with the boys occasion-
ally, .................... E. O. SARRATT, 797.
Miss Kathleen-The Colonel's niece ,........ B. C. GILBERT, 797.
Lieut. W. H. Apollo, of the Up s. infantry, who is in iove with I
Miss Kathleen, ............ . ..... I. C. RHEA, ,99.
Mr. "Goat" Contour-Who is frequently in 'fconl' when I1Ot
walking 'ftours," ................ H. E. CLOKEp ,97-
Mr. Maxwell, of the IJZ' Serliozz, also in love with Miss Kath-
F. H. GALLUP, ,QQ.
leen, ............. A ........
Mr. Boodlelemo-An epicurean and general favorite. Has a large
correspondence with Charles 81 Co., ........ F. C. IEWELL, ,99,
Miss Pulljambe-An elderly cousin of Miss Kathleen, . . L. B. KROMER, ,99,
Lieut. Bobego-T he fwffafy Feafzmf of the evening, who expects
to sweep all before him, and probablyreverse the rotation of
this terrestrial ball ,.............. W. D. CONNOR, YQ7,
Shadrach-The Colonel's valet, a colored gentleman fully im-
pressed with his master's importance, ...... A. F. MORRISETT, IQOO.
Cadets, S. A. CHENEY, C. G. HALL, H. G. B1sHoP, '97, and A. I. PUTNAM, '99,
Femmes ,............. W. KELLY and R. E. MCNALLY, ,99.
Chorus-Messrs. HANNA, HELMS, KOEHLER, BARLOW, CHENEY, HALL, DICH-
MANN, and FASSETT, '97, PUTNAM, CooK, FARMER, and KROBTIER, '995
GRANT, LEE, SULLIVAN, VAN DER VEER, HASKELL, BOLTON, GILMORE, W.
E., TVESTERVELT, RUTH, BAENDER, BAIRD, and HARVEY, IQOO.
Timekeeper, ................... H. R. GLYNN, 1900.
Hopoids, Spoonoids, Picnickers, and Astronomers.
SYNOPSIS OF THE PLAY.
Time-A plebe will tell you later on.
ACT I. bzsz'fz'e. SCENE.-Company Street in Camp. H I don't think they
ought to sterilize our throats." Battalion returns. The white shirt. "Lady or
gentleman !" The Colonel' waxes eloquent and bewails the dying out of old
customs. "Sore feet! sore feet! 1" Shadrach and the hopoids. Now look
out for the time. Camp felicity and infelicity. Maxwell walks the Company
Street, while Goat breaks a few regulations by coming over to talk to him. Who
will get her, "Max," f'Boodle," or H Goat "? The "tae" appears. "0!her
CCZIZ76f5,, are "dragged" "Did you get any more?" The Astronomy detail
ACT II. Ozzz'rz'de. SCENE.-Flirtation Walk. Kosciusko's Garden. Max-
well tries his hand. ff Why is this called Kosciusko's garden 2 " The first tale.
Miss Sara Toga. H Thanks, I am here, Mr. Boodlelemof' "Boodle" is not
content with so distant a relationship as cousin, and tries to bring Kathie to the
E same state of mind. The second tale. The cigarettes. The P. M. E. squad
Contour and Kathie show up. The third proposal and the third tale. Apollo
l and Bobego take a walk. " Carry your hands back l" The picnickers. H Dey's
Q sum leff, sah1" "DO you really see your future husband in the water?" Oh!
that backipiazza of the hotel when cadets are asleep. Ezra homo .f .f
S. A. CHENEY,
E. O. SARRATT,
H. G. BISHOP,
B.. C. GILBERT,
H. E. CLOKE,
H. C. SMITHER,
J. G. VVORKIZER,
F. R. MCCOV,
W. D. CONNOR,
F. R. MCCOY,
H. E. CLOKE,
E. T. CONLEY,
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H. G. B1sHOIf,
G. V. HEIDT,
H. E. CLORE,
I. P. PILLO-XV,
W. D. NEWBILL,
R. B. HARPER,
E. M. LTARKHAM,
M. I. MCDOXOUGH
F. E. JEVVELL.
M. J. MODONOUGI-r
M. J, MCDONOUGI-I
R. B. HARPER.
L. BROWN, JR.,
F. H. POPE, J. P. PILLOW, G. V. H. McsE1.r.
Il. M. IDICHNIANN, E. M. MARRHAN-
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One ibunbrebth ililigbt Entertainment.
First Night, Saturday Evening, Feb. zoth, 1897, West Point, N. Y.
The Magnificent and Soul-Stirring Production,
cBeIon, tyrant of Shinopolis,
Being a short and very interesting account of life and events in that ideal city.
Written with no malice aforethought by
EDWIN OLIVER SARRATT, ,97 and HARRY GORE BISHOP, '97.
Music, ........ ' ........... U. S. M. A. GRCHESTRA.
Address by President of Dialectic Society, . .... MR. SARRATT, '97.
Reading of the H Howitzer," ...... .... IN IR. CHENEY, ,97.
Music, ......... . . U. S. M. A. ORCHESTRA.
SYNOPSIS OF ACTS.
Time-Any old time.
ACT I. SCENE.-The Imperial Plaza. Opening Chorus, Gelon's return
from a victorious war with certain rebellious subjects. The Embassy from King
Boreobooligardo. Torn is sent for. " 'Tis so I sacrifice my heart on the altar
- f ff movements now." Lieut . --
of State," The standing army haxe a few s Leather
head and Arpiea Osg
honvj run athwart. Dr. Stranders. Lieut. Socrates of the Peripatetic
tl ff erheads over the game of golf. The kinder seem funny
school gives his section a lecture, after disposing of Sr. Boomdiego, and the sec-
tion flies off in a tangent. q
ACT Il. SCENE Ist.--Gelon's private office. jack appears, and Tom di-
vulges the plot to bamboozle old C-elon and King Boreobooligardo. A glimpse
of the inner workings of the Skinopolis government machinery. Lieut. Leather-
head tries to march on and off guard the same morning. Mr. Fiedike is re-
ported. Sr. Boomdiego applies for permission to sell fruit. Citizen Harper
seeks a divorce. U. C. Skin.
" Much more of this myself I'll drown,
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown."
SCENE zd.-The Royal Dining Room. The dearest little girl in all the
world. "One kiss, sweet, before I go to my wedding." "Arrah, go on."
Preparations for the wedding. Mr. Maloney takes "1iberalities" with Mrs.
O'Hooligan. A lively scene, "Can ,yez do this?" The wedding of Tom to
the Cannibal Princess. A real mess hall dinner. Wedding chorus. Vocal
renditions by captured Armenians in native costumes.
SCENE 3,d.-The Princess' bed chamber. " This masquerading is simply-."
Mosquitoes are bad on Drillzisle. The plot thickens. Tom's coon. The cham-
bermaids try to do their duty. U. C. Skin under the bed. "Ah, music hath
charms to soothe even the savage breast." The Princess Lullaby.
ACT Ill. SCENE.-Gelon's field headquarters. Lieut. Socrates takes his
engineers to the front. Gelon goes to the reserves. " Reserves veryimportantf'
Capt. jim Maharbal appears with his sharpened sabres, and amuses himself awhile.
Sr. Boomdiego again. The tryst. 't Quick, darling, I must get you to a place
of safety." Dr. Sawney gets in his work. Lieut. Socrates develops into a
sprinter. Boreobooligardo is routed. U. C. Skin appears again.
"A great victory, great victory, I won it." "Bless you, my children."
Things that are to happen after june 1 ith. " On with the hop, let joy walk no
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661011, Cyrant of Shinopolis.
In three Acts, with music between the game.
Gelon-The Tyrant himself, who knows where to look for a good
staff and has a keen eye for business, ........ MR. GALLUP '99
Lieut. Grane,-Late of the U. S. Artillery, now Com-l
mander-in-Chief of Gelon's standing army, .u , . , I
Capt. .lim Maharbal, in charge of the Skinopolis Cav- T MR' SARRATT' 797
alry Det., .................. j
Lieut. Leatherhead-Chief of Police, Head of the Secret Service
Department, and Enforcer of the Sumptuary Laws, . MR. 1. C. RHEA, '99
Tom Gfglon-Nephew and Heir of the Tyrant, educated at West
Point, engaged to the daughter of the Grand Vizier, but forced
to break the engagement temporarily, ......... MR. Frskrz, '97
Jack--A Cadet friend of Tom, who assists him in getting
out of his difficulties, .............. MR. CLOKE, '97
The Cannibal Princess, Lil, impersonated by Jack, . .
Maude-Daughter of the Grand Vizier, the sweetest little girl in all
the world, .................... MR. KELLY, '99
Lieut. Arpie-A golf player, ...... . . MR. HEINTZELMAN, '99
Dr. Sawney-The Surgeon of the Army, ........ MR. MURPHX', '98
Dr. Stranders-Deiitist to H. R. H. Gelon, who knows a joke when
he hears one, and is one of the boys, ...... MR. BTCCORNACK, ,Q7
U. C. Skin-The enterprising .F7l.6fZ'0lZ Prfuzer Reporter, . . MR. NEXXVBILL, '97
Lieut. Socrates-Chief of Engineers and Instructor in the Skinopo-
lis Peripatetic School, whose footprints all pointed the wrong
way at the Battleiof Boozle Boozle, ........ MR. WELCH, '97
Canniball R MR. BAIRD, IQOO
Cannibal, ""' ' The Embassy' 'i ""' MR. HASKELL, IQOO
Sr. Boomdiego-A fruit vender, impressed into Engineer
Corps, ................... MR. ALC.fXNTARA, '97
Barkeeper of McCoy's Red Lion Saloon, . , ,' MR. DICHMANN, ,97
Mrs. 0'I'Iooligan, .......... . . MR. MAC-iNN1s, ,98
Mrs. Maloney. .
Mr. Maloney, .
Mrs. Gelon, .
Artillery, . .
25th Infantry, ...........
Commander of the Combined Forces, . . .
THE KJNDER SEEMFUNNY.
. MR. KERR, '99,
. . . . MR. RHEA,'99,
, MR. IWCINTYRE, 1909
. . . MR. FASSETT, ,97
MR. XVESTERVELT, 1900.
. .. MR. BOLTON, IQOO.
. MR. ASHBURN, ,97
Echo, . ........... . . MR. SIRMYER, '97.
G01-y, , . MR. HANNA, ,97.
Smed, ...................... MR. IQROMER, ,99.
Chambermaids, Soldiers, Servants, Grderlies, Skinopolis Maidens,
Populace, etc., etc., by Members of the Chorus.
Leader and Director, . . T. A. ROBERTS, '97.
. H. G. BISHOP, '97.
Chazmzfzzf, MR. SMITHER, 797.
MR HARPER, '97, MR. W00Dv.xRD, '98, MR P1I.L0w, 1900.
MR. XVORKIZICR, '98, MR, MCDONOUGH, ,99, MR FROHXVITTER, 1900.
MR. CONLEY, '97, MR. BENCHLEY, '98, MR CARTER, ,QQ,
MR FERGUSON, 797, MR. Boccs, '98, MR. MARRHAM, '99,
MR. Cnlmgs, ,Q7, MR. HENRY, '98, MR. BUSHFIIQLD, '99,
MR BIURPHY, P. A., '97,
MR. T. H. Porn, '97, MR. A. J. Bowuzv, '97.
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P7'E.fl.lZ76'7Zf, FRANK ROSS MCCOY, ,Q7.
Pike-Pre.vz'dm!, ALEXANDER E. WILLIAMS, '98,
C0rre.vp01zn'z'ngSerrefzzry, ALBERT N. NICCLURE, '99.
Rer0r1z'z'11gSefrez'a1'y, EPHRAIM G. PEYTON, ,QQ
El 'west llboint looking JBackwaro.
Great Fletcher never treads in buskins here,
But greater " Buck 'l Johnston doth here in socks appear.
seems strange to be looking back over the history of so famous an
institution as the United States Military Academy and to observe the
great changes that Time, Science, and Culture can produce.
Between the years 1880 and rgoo, cadets at the Academy knew
little more than the length of their own noses. The subtle and untrained powers
of electricity were to them but objects of awe and wonder. Their institution
was based on a system of mathematics and memory. They studied equations
until it seemed that they proved they had proved nothing. In the early dawn of
the age fy' exparzbzzefzf, the age of pnzrfire-tlie first half of the twentieth century,
when such men as Edison, Tesla, Roentgen, and others, had opened the gates of
knowledge to the whole world-the United States Military Academy seemed to
awake like Rip Yan Winkle, as it were, from a lethargic stupor.
It was one of those balmy September afternoons, the leaves of the trees made
old " Cro' Nest " look like a huge Oriental rug in the light of the sinking sun 3
all the air a solemn stillness held, like the calm that precedes the tempest. In
one of the historic rooms of the old cadet barracks, where more than one great
man has planted the seeds of his career, are three cadets. One is slouching on
the bed smoking a huge pipe, another, with his feet cocked on the radiator, cap
Clown over his eyes, is whistling a popular air, while the third is reading some old
volumes of Bill Nye, having the laugh all to himself. The first is a distant rela-
tion of the great Tesla, who lived some time in the nineteenth
second is a great grandson of the famous Roentgen, who lived about the same
time. The third is a direct descendant of a deceased officer
i of the United States
army. His name IS Johnston. His great-grandfather was renowned for the in-
vention of an instrument known as the Buckometer. He was also famous for his
system of revolving wheels, which is said to be very complicated and intricate.
"I S355 Buck," began Tesla, blOWiDg a large ring of smoke to the ceiling
and rising from his couch, "what's this joke the cadets used to have on your
great-grandfather about a Buckometer P"
Buck smiled one of his sickly smiles and remained silent.
ff Let Buck alone, Tesla, he's thinking," said Roetgen.
" Oh, saw off, idiot! I'm going to jolly Buck if I want to."
" Now, men, I want you to be serious with me for a moment," began Buck, in
a far-away manner. " I have a new scheme for collecting sound and-7"
"I'll be fudged if I ever thought you were such a crank, Buck," said
Roentgen, who had heard of Buckls schemes before.
" Crank! I-Ie's no crank, for the simple reason that you can't turn him,"
ff Then he's a rusty crank."
"I surely won't be turned from my purpose, whether I'm rusty or not,"
said Buck with decision. f' I'1l ask you again will you listen to my scheme P"
Tesla and Roentgen bowed resignedly, each braced himself in his chair, gave
vent to a deep groan and said, " Go on."
"Well, fellows, I have an apparatus-not a Buckometer," said Buck, with
a tremor, f' which consists of certain electrical arrangements which I have
stored up my chimney, and the secret of their construction remains with me.
To cut the story short, I claim to be able to collect the sound waves of the past,
so that what was uttered centuries ago can be heard to-day."
" Pretty good, old man !-but I can't see the policeman until-"
"I don't give a ' billy-be-whooped ' whether you laugh or not," said the
indefatigable and irrepressible Buck.
Tesla gave a sickly smile. Buck continued:
"I'll set the apparatus working to-morrow, and you can judge for your-
if We beg leave. to call the readerls attention to the fact that this is an expurgated edition.-Eff.
selves. My basis of operation rests on the fact that sound travels in waves, and so
long as there is a medium in which it can travel the waves continue."
ff How about your resistance?" asked Tesla, who had recently been reading
Michie on the origin of light and sound.
H Well, I asrzzzzze that there is no resistance in space, and that the medium is
of such a character as r1'11rp5f to transfer energy without absorbing any. Remem-
ber, I assznzze this. I may fail in my experiment, you know."
" Are you any relation to Fresnel?" asked Roentgen.
ff We'll work it to-morrow night, meanwhile, let us smoke and B. S. over
it," said Buck, not noticing Roentgen's remark.
The morrow came. Buck, Tesla, and Roentgen all prepared to test the latest
feat of electrical science. The vast resources of the chimney produced
wires, batteries, motors, phonographs, and all manner and form of electrical
"Now, fellows," began the abstruse Buck, "I'll tell you my plans. I'1n
going to attach to the huge dynamo at Niagara Falls a cable which is connected
to a piece of best soft iron reaching far into the bowels of the earth. I will by
this means, and in a manner which I will explain later, create a peculiar, inde-
Enable status of electrical equilibrium on the exterior and interior of the earth
whereby sound-waves will be concentrated and focused at the funnel of a pow-
erful phonograph which I will carry up in my flying-machine to a height of
three or four miles. You two men go over and get your machines, fly over to
my room at eleven o'clock, and we will be away before midnight. Be careful
that the lac doesn't hive you, for if he does our goose is cooked."
There was a regulation in the black book, as a modification of the old para-
graph of the nineteenth century, that " no cadet shall keep a dog, cat, flying-
machine, wife, or other animal in his room on penalty of expulsion."
Soon the trio was prepared, though they set out with many vague suspicions.
But the old instinct born in the blood of their ancestors that fmfhizzg is z'u1pos.vz'6lc
seemed to guide them onward. Presently a light flutter and a voice was heard
outside the window.
't All right," and they were off like three huge birds in the still of the night.
Newburg was passed-fields, meadows, towns, and cities flitted by in the distance
like passing phantoms. Buffalo was reached, hnally Niagara.
Then all necessary connections were hurriedly made, the phonograph attached
to the huge dynamo, and upward they circled until a lieiu-ht of four miles was
reached. A ringing noise is heard in the phonographh
ffjust as I calculated from my assumptions. I worked this out mathemat-
ically, mind you. This I call wonderful," ejaculated Buck' if what time is it,
Roentgen ?" I
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"just 1.30 P. M., replied Roentgen, using one of his great-grandIather's
rays to see the sun through the earth in order to make an observation,
ff Listen ! By johnny cakes ! If that isn't Adam and Eve b-aching
about the apple in the Garden of Eden," spoke Buck.
ff Adam, yez sphalpene yez, phWat's that a growing on the tree beyant: P"
"Be dad, it's a paratee, me native fruit, when I carried the hod on old
4' Divil an artichoke did iver Oi see a-growin' on th' threes, but Oi think Oi'll
thry wan jist fur the divilment av it !"
So did our common ancestors Hrst err. All due to weak woman disbelieving
that potatoes grew on trees.
Now, by the proper manipulations of certain buttons' and switches, the
voices of all the great men that ever lived literally echoed down the corridors of
if if X Pls 'S Pk Pls Pk
QSp!z4!!erz'1zg nozlrej Voices of the Roman Senate.
H l7erzz', w'fZz', wk!-just tell 'em dat ye' saw me and say dere name is mud.
Say, Brutus, watch ye tink o' me and de yeller kid playing horse wid Pompey P"
A peculiar fiddling noise, together with sounds of burning timber and fall-
ing palaces. Some one is singing a poem in a voice like the past famous
" Oh Benny Havens ! Oh, oh, Benny Havens oh l"
" We'll sing of inebriety of- "
" For heaven's sake stop that. It sounds like the singing we get in the
Dialectic," ejaculated Roentgen.
" Fools l That's Nero singing while Rome burns. Now you've busted con-
nection and will have to drop it and go to modern times," retorted the Numidian
But the meddling Roentgen happened to touch a wrong button, and then the
most horrible, agonizing din and ,discord that human voice is capable of creating
burst in on their ears. With a shriek of agony Tesla dropped his tube and
broke a piece of his wing.
H What in heaven have we struck ?" gasped Tesla.
ff That's the cadet choir back in 1897 singing an anthem," calmly replied
" Press another button, I can't stand the strain. Ah 1 now we have it. A
love scene on old Flirtation. Who the deuce is it, anyway ?"
" Listen I Listen !- "
"Have I loved you? How could you ask? Cannot your eyes see how
helpless, how distracted, how desperate has the power of your love rendered
me? ' Yes,' would be too-"
'tWhy that's a man they used to call Katie. He is a relative of the old
colonel ofthe Corps' of Engineers. This old fossil used to recite this same
speech to me. He said it was an heirloom in the family."
" Good night," rudely interrupted a voice. ff Oh I I beg pardon, thought
it was Pug Pearce. Ah I A-h--h-h I
" Good night, Katie, this is my walk, old dog, sorry to interrupt you."
" Give ns something else, you Numidian Buck. I can't stand this rot,"
said Roentgen, disgustedly. " Let us have some hospital conversation."
"Yes," broke in Tesla, who was known to have a great afhnity for this
haven of rest.
" All right, press the hospital button, Tesla."
H What is it, Mr. Gilbert ?'l
" Doctor, I'm 'not sick, haven't been sick, never was sick, never will be
" Take him in, Steward."
4' How do you feel this morning, Mr. Valentine ?"
Why, Doctor, I have two sweaters on, sir."
" Continue the treatment, Steward."
Mr. Heidt, how is your appetite this morning ?"
Why, Doctor, everything I eat goes to my stomach."
" Put him on light diet, Steward, bread and water three times a day."
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" Mr. Collins, have you any results ?"
4' To begin with, a fence is placed along the ditch of a country r
44 No-o-o! To keep young men from fallin ' h d
home late at night."
g int e itch when coming
44 Mr. McCoy, you may take this rivet problem."
4 4 Yessir. "
44 Mr. Buckey, have you any results ?"
44 Nassir, nassirg I-I-I-"
44 That will do, Mr. Buckeyf'
44 Why, Lieutenant, I-I-I-J'
44 Take your seat, M-i-s-t-e-r Buckeyf'
Mr. V-a-l-e-ntine, were you laughing ?"
Give the rivet problem to Mr. V-a-l-e-ntine, Mr. McCoy."
44Noiv Mr. Bridges, how would you increase the number of sabres on the
44 Lieutenant, I wish you would explain this quincunx formation in the art
line in an cavalry attack ?"
44 Give each man two sabres, sir."
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44Well, I don't know-let me see-really I can think of no better illus-
tration than that it looks like a 4 tive spot.' "
44 That must be Chesteriield," said Tesla, 44 they say he was a cold max."
Another button is pressed.
44 Mr. Alcantara, you may recite, sir."
44 I was required to discuss Pig lath Nit l' I I I
44 Do you mean Tiglath Nin, Mr. Alcantara P"
4' Yes, sir " C7'Z'7Zgl.77g' 7ZOZ1S'6'D.
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44 Keep your seats, gentlemen."
Now, Mr. Raymond, Augustus was a great man, was he not P"
He literally saved the Roman Empire, didn't he P"
" That will do, Mr. Raymondf'
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Now came a whole string of Eddie's grinds, but they were so weak that the
phonograph could not well reproduce them.
The meddling Roentgen now made himself conspicuous. Happening to press
a combination of buttons and switches, a most unearthly din and terrible
rumbling broke in. Louder and louder it grew until finally it was positively
appalling-it seemed as if the future sound of the end of the world were being
produced. Suddenly a bright flash, a fearful crash, then a dreadful struggle-
rip ! rip !-snap I-boom! 2 !-BANG ! I ! I
ff Help me, Tesla, help me. I'm falling. Save me--oh, save me ! l l "
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" That's all right, Mr. Roentgen 5 lie still and keep quiet."
ff Why, where am I? Where's Buck? Is that you, Doctor? What has
" You've simply been under ether. l've sawed out five pieces of your ' back-
bone vertebra,' and you'll have to stay in the hospital another week."
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The prettiest girl I ever saw
Was waiting for the snow to thaw.
She did so love those " sweet parades " !
The flashing of the H cute sword blades,"
And glitter of the buttons bright
Filled her soul with pure delight.
Guard-mounting came at seven-ten
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But every morning, bless her soul,
Though cold as at the Northern Pole,
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Or dress parade, or other ill,
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Whose bosoms swell with ecstacy
While gazing on a company drill,
In three short days you'd have your fill
Of glory, could you but be here
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of line l
OW it came to pass that about the ninth hour one Seaborn, surnamed
Chiles, he of the wave-surface, arose, and casting his cigarette into
the slop-bucket, spake and said:
2. " Wife, it is not meet that I should tarry here smoking and
drinking with you, but I will gird up my loins and hie me to the hop-room, and
there engage in social pleasures, dancing and making merry with the ladies.
3. " For is it not written that thou shalt beard the lioness in her den P"
4. And ff Nick" wept and spake as follows, for " Nickw dearly loved his wife,
5. ULO, Seaborn, though the ' Com.' loveth a ' spoonoid,' yet think thou not
that he shall make you a captain of his guard because thou hiest thyself to the
6. " The ' Com.' knoweth a freak when he seeth one."
7. And Seaborn waxed exceeding wroth at his wife and seized four shoes
and threw them one after another at ff Nick," and wounded him so that he lay as
8. And behold, after Seaborn had done this he arrayed himself in all manner
of line linen,
9. And anointed his head with oil and bay rum and unctuous substances
io. And placed upon his person incense and perfume.
II. And, having done this, he passed out of his home and WCM forth to the
1 2. And lo. when he came into the court of the great " Com." he gazed up
at the stars and the full moon, and the wheels in his head buzzed much.
15 -Xnd he leaped and disported himself in the air like a young goat, and
remarked, saying unto himself,
14. H Lo. am I not a fine man? Behold, I will enter the hop-room and I
will dance and make merry.
15. ff And the -ftflllllltil' will be sore amazed and ask what manner of man is
this that dances so divinely and looketh so like a god ?,'
16. And Seaborn's wave-surface vibrated so intensely and expanded so
17. Lo, his cap was lifted clean up.
18. And when Seaborn had come unto the hop-room he put on a sweetsmile
19. And when he had entered he found there many strange people dancing
and disporting themselves to the music of the tabor and the harp.
20. And Seaborn looked about, and beholding a small boy whom he knew,
the son of a doctor, said,
21. " Son, what dance might this be P"
22. And the small boy answered him lightly, saying, " Behold, it might be the
99th, but it 'ain't.' "
23. And Seaborn grew exceeding wroth and said,
24. ff Frank, mockest thou my white hairs? Behold, the bears will come
out of the wood and devour thee."
25. But the small boy laughed him to scorn, and ran into the dressing-room
to write upon the blackboard.
26. And behold, for a long season did Seaborn tarry in the halls, looking
upon the goodly women.
27. And about the eleventh hour he saith to himself,
28. " Lo, I am not enjoying myself hugely."
29. Now it came to pass that there was among the multitude one " Boom,"
he of the " greaser " family, a low-down cuss.
30. And " Boom," beholding Seaborn standing at the door, saith to
31- " LO, I will work a ' grind' upon this man and make sport of him for
myself and my fellows."
32. And having called his fellows about him he showeth them ajQw1:11g S-tt.
in the corner, and the femme was not goodly to look upon, 8
33- And H Boom H spake unto his audience Saying, " Behold it is not meet
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that this ancient virgin should not dance and make merry.
34. " Lo, I will go unto Seaborn and say unto him, ' Brother, wantest thou
to dance? Behold, I will take thee to a beautiful woman, who is a most excellent
35. And his fellow-men laughed aloud and said, " Lo, it is a good ' grind 3'
thou art worthy to be in the hrst section."
36. And when "Boom" had said this he straightway sought out Seaborn,
and told him of this beautifulfemme. '
37. And Seaborn said, ff Brother, verily thou art a true friend of mine. Lo
I should like much to meet her and to dance with her." i
38. And f' Boom " led Seaborn unto the femme.
39. But when Seaborn saw her his heart smote against his ribs, and he would
fain have run, but he durst not.
4o. And " Boom " left.him with her.
41. And when " Sebe " saw they were alone he said unto the femme, " Dost
thou dance P"
42. And thefemme smiled so much that, behold ! the enamel on her cheeks
cracked, and she replied, "Yes, I fain would dance, how sweet of you."
43. And when she had arisen Seaborn lay hold of her, and they commenced.
44. And forthwith thefemme leaped into the air about four cubits.
45. Then did Seaborn take a new hold, and this time he held her down, and
forthwith they set out down the hall.
46. And thefezfzzzze leaped and kicked and struggled like a young heifer,
and the multitude fled from before them.
47. And when they had gone around twice, Seaborn, being well nigh ex-
hausted, saith unto her, 'f Let us walk out this dance," and unto himself, " Lord,
how my leg hath been pulled."
48. And when the music had ceased he led her to her seat in the corner, and
said, " Lo, I go to seek thee a new partner. Behold, I shall soon return."
49. But he forthwith got him his cap and fled from the hop-room, saying,
'fVengeance is mine! Lo, I will beat that 'greaser' Willlill HU inch of his
5o. And when he had come to the sally-port he stood in the dark with a
brick in each hand.
51. And in about an hour the 4' greaser " appeared, returning from the hop.
52. And when he had come opposite Seaborn, Seaborn let drive a brick, but
the ff greaser " was a nimble brute and dodged, and the brick did him no harm,
and being fleet of foot, he easily escaped.
53. And when Seaborn found he could not catch the 'fgreaser" he saith
unto himself, " Lo, I will return to my house and tell my troubles to my wife."
54. And when he had reached the inside of his house, behold, his wife had
recovered from her swoon, and putting on a sweater had gone forth, Seaborn
knew not where, with a strange man, one Pearce, F. A.
55. And Seaborn's heart was sore within him, and he lay upon his bed
gnashing his teeth both in rage and sorrow.
56. And on the morrow Seaborn was sore in every joint from his labors the
night before, and he had a grievous pain in his head.
57. Then said he unto himself, 4' Lo, I will enter the hospital this day, and
forget my troubles eating and drinking with my fellow-men."
58. But when he came into the hospital, behold, the doctor, knowing him
of old, saith unto him, f' Thou dead beat! get thee hence. Thinkest thou that
thou canst pull my leg P"
59. And Seaborn was sore amazed and grieved much.
6o. But, lo I in the meantime the 4' Com.," having heard how he laid
for the ff greaser " in the dark night, calleth him before him and cusseth him out,
and causeth him to put on his armor and walk in the court.
or. And Seaborn was awarded many tours for these things which he had
done, insomuch that, even to this day, he walketh the immense court of the
Great " Com." on each and every Saturday. l
fDompon IS a Spanish word meaning to no! "boot-Zz'ck." The poem was suggested by the
peculiar practice Whlch cadets have of rolling their own cigarettes out of Lone jack tobacco
Roll, roll, 1151 scag, fo!! vfozmd and rozmd,
Mihoaf a pause, wifhozgf a sozmd,
S0 rolls away WW kara'-eafffzea' cash.
T his good "Lone fadef' besz' in fha land,
Follows iize motion of WW hand, u
For some masifollow and same commafzd,
Tlzoagiz all ffefafffz Z0 ash.
Thus sang the " greaser " at his work
O'er his open tobacco box,
While o'er his features spread a smirk
As rapidly the scag he made,
And soon between his lips it laid.
With motions quick the box he locks,
And hid beneath a pile of socksg
I stood and watched in deepest awe
This task so magical to me,
A man so deft I never saw,
His like I never hope to seeg
Amid his smoke in the mellow light
Unconsciously my soul took fright
And soared aloft from body free.
Rafi, roll, 7151 sczzg, mad sfiek ZWOZL ffzsf,
WMU' now is jirsf will soon be Zrzsf,
What' now is high will soon be low
Yhe plebe beeomes Me fivfsz' clfzssmmz,
Yhe gem! be specs cmd high dofh sfczvzd,
Le! him me glofjf keep who amz,
,Tis ever Mus :md so.
Thus rang this ditty in my ear
As on and onward without fear
My soul pursued its lonely flight
Into the dark and rainy night,
And entered into the hospital door
That 4' Rock of Ages " of the corps.
What form is this that lies like dead,
This man with shaven bullet-head,
This freak who on his back doth lay
And idles away each livelong day?
'Tis Gilbert, as I should have known
By his Carmikellian groan.
And near him lies his wife, " old Sleuth
The blankets hide his slouch uncouth.
Whose cot is this that lies so bare?
Where is the man this couch should shale P
Alas ! alack, life's not all smiles,
To duty gone hath Seaborn Chiles.
But haste away, I must be gone,
That silvery light portends the dawn.
Roll, roll, 1191 seag, ro!! round and fax,
7 he hilfefz soon will he a eaf.
The ea! decline and pass away
And hash we'!Z have fhaz' vefjf day,
Thasyozzfh speeds on fo old age gray,
And Zfe is blended wifh deeay
As all Veizafu fo clay.
Again I'm speeding through the night,
With quick'ning breath and footstep light
What form is this that rises high
And seems to pierce the very sky?
This shapeless mass of rock and stone
That stands, unguarded and alone.
Pelasgian masonry, rude, ungraced,
No architect its plan e'er traced.
'Tis the Academic, quick let me haste,
Too oft within have I been encased.
But e'en as past its Walls I flew,
I heard an echo I so Well knew-
Yes, Mr. Brady, that Will do."
And now old Barracks looms upi near,
I entered quick its halls so dear.
The first div. abode of Pearce, P. 3
A dashing cavalier is he-
A freak who'd better dash out his brain,
No one would lose, but all would gain 3
And Miller, C., his freakish wife
With quarrels oft their house is rife.
There's Smither, too, that lordly man,
Who apeth so Napoleon 3
And Mandie Fasset, sweet pretty maid,
Is a fat old hussy-a lazy jade.
Pat Murphy-he, the Fenian bold,
Who lives with Morgan, stern and cold.
And Dickybird of singing fame,
With parrot phiz and sense the same.
Hoss Conklin, he the rabid freak,
Methinks his head hath sprung a leak.
Katie Connor, that foot-ball ram,
Whom all do call the " Great I Am."
And now to the top I quickly Hee
To take a squint at johnson, B.
Ah, Buck ! within thy breast
Burns the hot fever of unrest.
Thine to do and thine to make,
Do give us a rest for heaven's sake.
Poet, warrior, inventor great,
Barber, blacksmith, all first-rate 5
Tailor, lawyer, runs a three-ball shop,
Is cotillon leader at 'every hop.
There's Carmichael, known to all the nation
As deeply skilled in disputation,
Who can prove a horse no quadruped,
And that a man walks on his head.
And, last of all, there's Abernethy,
Who thinks he's most infernally mathy.
-And now I've seen them every one,
So quickly from the div. I run.
Roll, roll, Wg! seag, and QZLZ'L'kZj!, foo.
70112-eafs yew! and hz'!z'e1zs mew
Ihzrieff Spzwges' bzlg hash k7ZZ7-E.
S0 do we seffeeeh and cries Ze! auf,
When lie becomes ez baffle ffozef,
For all wus! perish wifhozel doubf,
hz fhe mighzjf hash of Zyfe.
And now l'm in the second div.
Where Roberts and McCormack live.
oid Bobby with his round haid head, '
Filled with stuff as dense as lead.
McCornack, he a lazy goat,
Cranium so light 'twould almost float.
Fergy and Apple live here, too,
And help to swell the freakish crew.
Of Gilbert and Sleuth I won't say more,
For heaven knows they're a deuced bore.
But ah 1 here's Collins, with voice so loud
'Tis always heard above the crowd 5
Talking much, but little saying,
I-Ie keepeth up his infernal braying.
Harold Cloke with his monkey chatter,
ff Mark him, Steward, for lost gray-matter.
Ah, noble Loco ! blest of heaven,
Thou art our only 'fszbczjf-sezfezzf'
Quick let me from this gang vamoose
Lest " Windy " Collins should break loose
The third div. opens on my sight,
I mount the stair with footstep light.
ff By johnny-cake I" what's this I see?
Rufus Longan, oh, dear me !
Now cackle N Rufe " just like a hen,
And when you're through, why do it again
Sethy Millikin, that childish kid,
Whose mouth flaps like a locker-lid.
Popie, his lazy, corpulent wife,
Who eats and sleeps away his life.
B. I. Arnold, with hawk-like beak,
Thou art another ill-favored freak. .
Ah, yes, within this old third div.
The author he himself doth live.
And now again my flight 1'11 take
Before the fourth div. freaks are awake.
Little Chick, the crazy loon,
Who specs and counts the days till june,
And with him lies old Pearce, F. A.,
Who much upon his bed doth lay
And knoweth little what to say
Upon examination day.
Cheney and Dorey, dear pretty girls,
With baby cheeks and home-made curls,
Rehearsing in sleep what to say
When they go forth on Saturday.
Old jo Hannah, with freakish mien,
You can thank your stars if ne'er you've
Rickety Barlow-well, perhaps it's best
For imagination to supply the rest.
Andy Moses and Roberts, C. D.,
Two infant kids so small and wee.
And now, with fleeting footstep light,
Unto the fifth div. I take my flight,
'But e'en as through the night I go,
I can hear the " greaser " soft and low.
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7Wo11 7IIZlSL' fake My fidiffl-7ZC'd place,
E 'e11 as Ike 11igh!-shz'1f1' has 1'fs book
A7Zli with Me oloihes-bag 175 1'e!czz'z'o11,
So 6716731 1111111 has his Sf6?llZ'07Z,
Hz's 020111 p1z1'!z'c11!c11' ll'ZJOC!?fZ.07Z,
As 1ies1'1'11onf 111 !Qfe's book.
And now, within the fifth div. walls
I glide along its silent halls.
Here Harper lives, the chief of freaks,
A youthful kid with beardless cheeks,
His voice is tuned to higher C,
And soundeth like a calliopeg
And Hall, C. G., that boning cuss
Who o'er a tenth makes such a fuss,
And Mitchell,.he who never speaks,
Is another of these 5th div, freaks.
But Lawrence Miller completes the list,
A little runt whom I nearly missed,
The sixth div.-ah ! whom see I there?
Shunk Brady-well, I must declare.
Hoot awa' Brute and snore away, W
I cannot longer with you stay,
Old Duke Bridges, whose plastic mind
Always is a day behind,
Valentine, who has much to say,
But little meaning doth convey,
Frank McCoy, the ladies' pet,
Whose face hath taken a permanent set
Of dignity and studied ease,
And gives its smiles as though to please.
Enough of this, so let me hence,
On the seventh div. I now commence.
There's Tiger Roach, whose speckled mug
Is colored rich as Turkish rug,
Who bones and specs the live-long day
That he may earn his monthly pay 5
And little doth he have to say
Save in a meek and backward way.
Ah ! Buckey's up and running a light
On engineering to get insight.
Old 4' Pop " Savage, whose laziness
Oft doth rake him in a fuss.
Coyote Wolf, who does his best
To get ahead of all the rest,
And Jonathan Oakes, I hate to say,
Was hurt as usual yesterday.
Virginia Helms, with voice so shrill,
The very thought gives one a chill.
Georgie Baltzell, with his wooden stare,
He and Hughes make a pair.
There's Freddy Altstaetter with guileless smile,
A little of which lasts a long while,
And Benny Koehler, sad, pensive nun,
VVho on the sly is a sofz Wfcz gun.
jimmy Munro, with his big hard head,
And jakey Moore, who's almost dead,
And last of all there's Welch, you know,
Who in all he does is very slow.
The eighth div. freaks are yet asleep,
So at them now I'll take a peep.
There's Raymond, Bots, and Hoggarty Day,
And of them all I could lots say,
But time demands I haste away
And leave them on their backs to lay.
Poor freaks, with nary a grain of wit,
And understanding-not a bit.
And now, like an eagle in the sky,
Past sally-port I swiftly fly,
But above the patter ofthe rain
There comes the " greaser's " sad refrain-
Roll, roll, ny! soag, ihe iime jies ovz,
Epouleftes we soon will don
And kemffs will ZUZDZIZQI oozmd.
The min if comes, Me Vain if goes,
The Hizcison Yozfkwoffd oczlmbf flows,
And we will 6241! Ziozefefzavzzps oloihes
Ami send fha oi!! azfozmd.
The ninth div. now reveals the sight
Of Albert Bowley in his might.
A loud-mouthed youth done up so Brown
By little maid in distant town.
There's Silly'Asburn, who smiles so much
Methinks his face would need a crutch,
Sirmeyer, that alliaceous man
From the wilds of Michigan.
This crew of three 'tis hard to beat,
But now the tenth div. gang I'll meet,
The tenth div., home of the Szzryz'!es,
Owns goat Frissell, who has his flights
And doth make hideous all the nights
As he performs his various rites.
And then there's Fiske, of freaks the Prince,
Who oft the div. paints various tints3
Methinks 'twere well if he'd try a bit
To obtain a little wit.
There's Henry Abbot from Hillsdale,
Whose proper place is a county jail.
In Seaborn Chiles 'tis hard to End
More feebleness in one man's mind.
There's Worky, who fore'er will lug
An empty head and Teutonic mug.
There's Daddy Sarratt from Gafney town,
Destined for a circus clowng
"And though I grant he hath much wit,
He's very shy in using it."
And Conley who, to hear him brawl,
One would think he knew it all,
A truthful man would never deign
To say he e'er appeared half sane.
But with the " greaser," whose uncouth song
Hath led me through this freakish throng,
A man who can more lies invent,
As though his stock would ne'er be spent.
Unwillingly I'll leave the crew
And sadly bid you my adieu-
Sadly! ah, yes, but emi with gleeg '
Too long have I had youfreaks to see,
Too long have I had to endure the bore-
Happy am I 'tis almost o'er.
Too long the idiosyncrasies of Fate
Have made this eagle with swallows mate
A man like I with freaks like you.
Thank goodness-for here's my last adieu.
, v, v uf
4 X fr
And now, dear class, from this nonsense
I hope no one will take offense.
You know the spirit-'tis all in fun 3
XVe love you, each and every one,
Freaks though you are, yet freaks make th
Her axis crank by freaks is twirled.
For four long years we've marched abreast,
Side by side we've maxed and fessedg
Our loyal hearts have stood the test,
And now we gladly claim our rest.
A few short days and we part forever,
The ties that bind us then must sever 5
Friends will part with stifled tears,
Friends we'll never see for years.
Perhaps among our goodly throng
Some one suffers a supposed wrong,
Hearts are bitter and feelings rasp,
Hands are parted that well might clasp-
Don't hesitate to cast pride away,
Every hand must meet on our parting day.
And now, dear class, with tearful eyes
We bid you our loving last good-byes 3
Upon thee, dearest ff Ninety-seven,"
May the richest blessings fall from heaven.
Away 7791 srczg. hz Me slzczdowy peg!
Lie Ike hay-bwffzed buffs we'21ej9f0m 115 msg
To be Wzznzpled in fhe dzzsi.
Le! evefjv one, wbcz!e'e1f Me rose,
Reveal his waffle e'e1f he be fosseel
Like hay-bzzzffzed bzzftsfoffeweff Zosi,
Hz's irzlefzfs gone io rzzsi.
Why is a foe in ambush like a false balance? They both lie in wait.
CADET 'f A."-H Whatpwere those plebes fighting about P"
CADET " B."---" They began to call each other names, and finally one called
the other a member of the choir, and of course that brought on a scrap."
"l know," said the yearling, as he limped up the hill, returning from riding one
"How the rich benefits derived from our rides all our troubles so amply repay 3
That we gain a great deal there can't be a doubt, though I know some men may
But l've never yet ridden a horse in the hall without having felt better eff"
" MADE to order."-vCadet officer.
LIEUT. R.---H Mr. Conklin, what is the most important staff department of
the army ?,'
CADE1' CoNKI,1N Cf770l2MfQ1D . --4' The hOSPita1, Sir-H
PROF.-'fMr. Cloke, who commanded the Persian fO1'CCS at their Second
invasion of Greece P" , h
. . - ' t
CLOKE.-J' Diocletian, with his sons Constantine the Great and julian 6
Apostate, sir. "
1 1 1
W. W. Qizz rear qfazzicfj-" When did you have your hair cut ?"
CADET.-4' Yesterday, sir."
W. W. Qzmabaslzefij-ff Report him for tarnished waist-plate."
"Gomes PosTs" BRADY, when detailed for Officer of the Guard, Sick
Marcher, and Police Officer, all on the same day, remarked : " There must be a
O " GoD made the country, and man made the town,"
The architect of West Point resides farther down.
" FULL of strange oaths and bearded like a ' pard' "--Rusty.
LIEUT.-f' When did you have your hair cut P"
CADET.-UI went to the barber's this morning, but there were so many
there that I couldn't get it cut."
LIEUT. Qs!za1'pQ1j+" Have it cut again."
THE Com. says he is going to skin those roosters that wake him up every
morning before reveille.
Using " fowl " language.
INSTRUCTOR IN LANV.--4' What is a writ of error ?"
LAW GOAT Qalso Ordnance Goatj.-" An example in Ordnance, sir !"
USAY, Bottoms, do you want to join the Anti-Marriage Society, last man
married to get the pool ?"
BOTTOMS.-ff After due consideration, I do not think it would be a profit-
CHEMICAL Term-Concentrated lye.-QCrazQg.j
CADET G. Qin Eng. secfiozz roomj-"Lieutenant, if a funeral procession
were crossing a bridge, would you call the hearse a dead-live or a live-dead
load ?" .
EVOLUTION AMONG HANNAMALS,
TIME, JULY, 1896 -4' Say, old man, are you any relation to this other Ohio
man of your name? .
Buck.-" Naw-" I
TIME, NOVEMBER 4th, 1896.-U Say, old man, know this' man Hanna?"
BUCK -" Yes, first cousin of mine."
ANSWERED AT LAST !
H Where was Moses when the lights went out?"
In bed, or else skinned for 'f out of bed at taps."
OUR only Hogarty intends to marry so as to perpetrafe his name.
CRAIG. fa! hospzhzlj-4' Doctor, I'd like to be excused from Mathematics
this morning, I studied Wave Motion last night till my eyes ached so I could
hardly see and I had to stop."
DOCTOR.-'C In other words, Wave Motion made you see sifk, did it, Mr.
CLOKE. Qu' lzzlvloryj-4' Lieutenant, it must have been a rainy day when
Napoleon met his Waterloo, wasn't it?
INSTRUCTOR.--U What makes you think so, Mr. Cloke ?"
CLOKE.-H Well, there is such a lot of water loose on a rainy day, you
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