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T1 WAS not a desire to add another to the list of books “published exclusively for the use of the Cadets of the Cnited States Military Academy” which led us to attempt this modest volume. It was rather a desire to leave behind us something which would serve as a pleasant reminder of ourCadct days. No records other than the battle-scarred volumes we have mastered and which we shall ever retain as trophies of our earliest campaigns will be needed to recall the working side of life at the Academy, but we deem it fitting to include in a work of this kind something which will serve as a record of the inner side of Cadet life as we have known it. After four years of the severest discipline and the hardest labors we are about to graduate and enter the world of life and action. What it holds for us it is. of course, impossible to say. but certain it is that the absorbing cares and varied interests which will soon fill our lives will tend to drive from our minds the pleasant memories of youthful days. May this little volume ever serve to lead us back to and recall all that has been bright and pleasing in the days when, impatient with the restraints of our daily life, we dreamed of glory and achievement and longed for the larger life beyond. One aim we have had constantly before us has been to foster the kindly feeling which exists between the classes now at the Academy and to do something to perpetuate it. In this we hope we have succeeded. In thus recording a few of the happenings that have brightened our days and lightened the labors which otherwise would have borne heavily upon us it is possible that we have included things which, in strict justice, might better have been omitted, but it is to be remembered that we have written whatever appears on these pages in just the same spirit in which it was told when we were all cadets together. If we have done aught to increase the love we all have for our Alma Mater and to preserve in pleasing form the memories that cluster round it. our time has been well spent and our labors have not been in vain. 3COLORS: Black and Gray and Gold ■ Cbbe 1300 XDlnitci States IIMlttar Bcabem? ESTABLISHED 1802 CORPS YELL: H’ray ! H’ray ! H’ray 1 Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! West Point! 4PROPERTY OF t to D I “ If it will please you To show so much gentry and good will As to expend your time with us awhile For the supply and profit of our hope. Your visitation shall receive such thanks As fits a king's remembrance.” —Hamlet. Appointed by the President of the t inted States. 1. GENERAL FELIX AGNUS...........................Baltimore, Maryland 2. MONO K A ISLE THOMAS YV. BRADLEY...................Walden, New York 3. COLONEL FRANCIS G. CALEFY...............................Montgomery. Alabama 4. COLONEL W. I). MANN (Yice-President).............New York. New York 5. COLONEL J. SUMNER RODGERS................Orchard Lake. Michigan 6. GENERAL EGBERT L. IELE (President).........New York, New York 7. DOCTOR J. WILLIAM WHITE.................Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 8. HONORABLE BENJAMIN E. MARSH........................Warsaw. Illinois 9. HONORABLE JACOB H. BROMWELI.......................Cincinnati. Ohio 10. HONORABLE M. JETT (Secretary)..................Hillsboro, Illinois There were no appointees by the President of the Senate. 5 J¥ "We Vnoui what Heaven or Hell may bring, Hut no man Vnowelh the mind ol the King." -Tlic Ballad oi the King's Jest. L TMLV.S, VI. S. A, Superintendent. V m Uvrt. WAA W C. WVEHS, First Cavalry, cV utau « the Military Academy and oi the Post; Recruiting Officer; Com mantling the Wand and Detachment oi Field Music. fev Lwxv. L L TM-U LL WAUXCM. Tenth Cavalry, Quartermaster ol the Military Academy and ol the Post; Disbursing Officer; Commissary and Treasurer; in charge oi the Post Exchange. hUycm CHARLES V HALL, Second Iniantry, A'tu'wkt o v c Military Academy, ami Quartermaster and Commissary of Cadets. Mmuh JOHN M, MASTER, Surgeon, l S. A., ?ost Surgeon. - wn. YRA R AR M. KEMl Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A., Assistant Surgeon. 6"With them the seed of Wisdom did I sow. And with mine own hands wrought to make it grow.” Col. ALBERT L. MILLS, First Cavalry, Cadet M. A. 1874-79: 2d Lieut., 1st Cav.. 1879-91: trans. to 1st Cav. 1891; Capt. A. A. G.. U. S. V.. 1898: Maj. A. A. G.. U. S. V.. 1899: Lt. Col. 44th U. S. Inf.. 1899: Capt. 1st Cav.. 1899: Superintendent U. S. M. A. 1898. Prof. PETER S. MICH IE. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy: Cadet 1859-63: 1st Lieut. Engineers. 1863-65: Captain, 1865-71; Professor. 1871: Brevet Lt. Col.. April 9, 1865; Author of Elements of Analytical Mechanics. Elements of Wave Motion. 7Prof. CHAS. W. LARNED, Professor of Drawing: Cadet i866-;o: 2d Lieu . 3d Cavalry. June to October. 1870: transferred to Jth Cavalry: 2d Lieut. 71I1 Cavalry. 1870 76: 1st Lieut. 1876 —: Professor. 18.6— Prof. SAM I EL E. TILLMAN. Professor of Chemistry. Mineralogy and Geology: Cadet. 1855-69; id Lieut. 4th Cavalry. 1869-72; transferred to Engineers. 1872: i t Lieut.. 18 2; Professor. 1880—: Author of Elements of Meat. Chemistry. Prof. EDWARD E. WOOD. Professor of Modern Languages: Cadet. 1866-70: 2d Lieut. 8th Cavalry. 18.0-,3: 1st Lieut. 1873-86: Captain. 1886 —: Professor. 1892 —. Prof. GEORGE IL DAVIS. Professor of Law and History: Cadet. 1867-71: 2d Lieut. 5th Cavalry. 18 1-7 : 1st Lieut. 18 7-88: Captain. 1888-89: Major Judge Advocate. 1889-95: Lieut. Colonel. Department Judge Advocate General. 1895 —: Professor. 1895 —: Author of Elements of Law and Treatise on Military Law. Prof. GUST.W J. FIEBEGER, Professor of Civil and Military Engineering: Cadet. 1875-79; Additional 2d Lieut. Engineers. 18,9: 2d Lieut.. 18 9-82: 1st Lieut.. 1882-91: Captain. 1891 —: Professor. 1896 —: Author of Field Fortifications. Prof. WRIGHT P. EDGERTON. Professor of Mathematics: Cadet. 18 0 74: 2d Lieut. 2d Artillery. 1874-81; 1st Lieut.. 1881 —: Associate Professor. 1893-98: Professor. 1898 - Lt. Col. OTTO L. HEIN. First Cavalry, Commandant of Cadets and Instructor of Tactics; Cadet. i8.' -,o; 2d Lieut, is Cavalry. iy 0 77: 1st Lieut.. 18 7-89; Captain. 1889 —: Commandant of Cadets with rank of Lieut. Colonel. 1897 —. Cart. LAWRENCE L. BRITT", Ordnance Department, Instructor in Ordnance and Gunnery: Cadet. 1872-76; 2d Lieut. 3d Artillery. 1876-79: 1st Lieut. Ordnance, 1879-90: Captain. 1890 —: Author of Ordnance and Gunnery. Maj. GEO. W. GOETHALS, Corp. of Engineers, Instructor. Practical Military Engineering: Military Signalling and Telegraphy: Cadet. i8;6-8o: 2d Lieut. Engineers. 1880-82: 1st Lieut.. 1882-1891; Captain. 1891-1900: Major. 1900. sAssociate Professor. Prop. CHARLES 1’. ECHOLS. Associate Professor of Mathematics: Cadet. 188 -91: Additional 2d Lieut. Engineers. 1891-94: 2d Lieut.. 1894-96: 1st Lieut.. 1896 —: Associate Professor. 1898 —. Assistant Professors. Cai’T. CHARLES H. HUNTER. Third Artillery. Assistant Professor of Spanish: Cadet. 18 6-80: 2d Lieu . 19th Infantry. 1880-8t: transferred to 1st Artillery. 1881: 1st Lieut.. 1881-89: Captain. 3d Artillery. 1899 —. Cait. HENRY C. DAV IS. Seventh Artillery. Assistant Professor of Nattira! and Experimental Philosophy: Cadet. 1879-8.}: 2d Lieut. 3d Artillery. 1883-91: 1st Lieut.. 1891-98; transferred to 7th Artillery. 1898: Captain. 1899 —. Lieut. RICHMOND I . DAVIS. Second Artillery. Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Mineralogy and Geology: Cadet. 1883-87: 2 l Lieut.. 1887-93: 1st Lieut.. 1893 —. Lieut. WIRT ROBINSON. Fourth Artillery. Assistant Professor of French: Cadet, 1883 87: 2d Lieut. 4th Artillery. 1887-93: 1st Lieut., 1893 — Limi t. JAY J. MORROW, Corps of Engineers. Assistant Professor of Ci il and Military Engineering; Cadet. 1887-91: Addi tional 2d Lieut. Engineers. 1891-95: 2d Lieut., 1895-96: 1st Lieut.. 1896 —. Lieut. FRANK (1. MAULDIN. Seventh Artillery, Assistant Professor of Law and History: Cadet. 1886-90; Additional 2d Lieut. 3d Artillery. 1890-91; 2d Lieut. 2d Artillery, 1891 —; transferred 1891 to 3d Artillery: 1st Lieut. 7th Artillery. 1898 —. Limit. JENS BUGGE, Third Infantry. Assistant Professor of Drawing: Cadet. 1891-95: 2d Unit 3d Infantry. 1805 98: 1st Lieut.. 1898. Lieut. GEORGE BLAKELY. Second Artillery. Assistant Professor of Mathematics: Cadet. 1888 02: 2d Lieut. 2d Artillery. 1892-99: 1st Lieut . 1899 - 9Instructors. " They taught us, ami groomed us and crammed." Cait. GEORGE H. SANDS, Sixth Cavalry, Senior Instructor of Cavalry Tactics: Cadet, i8;f -8o: 2d Lieut. 6tli Cavalry, 1880-87: 1st Lieut.. 1887-9;: Captain. 1897 —. Capt. GRANGER ADAMS. Seventh Artillery. Senior Instructor of Artillery Tactics; Cadet. 1872-76; 2d Lieut.. 5th Artillery, 1876-84; 1st Lieut., 1884-98: Captain 7th Artillery, 1898 —. Lieut. GEO. F. LANDERS, Fourth Artillery, Instructor of Chemistry. Mineralogy and Geology: Cadet. 1883-1887: 2d Lieut.. 4th Artillery. 1887-93: 1st Lieut. 4th Artillery. 1893—. Lieut. EDMUND M. BLAKE, Fourth Artillery. Assistant Instructor of Tactics; Cadet. 1885 1889: 2d Lieut. 5th Artillery. 1889-95: 1st Lieut. 4th Artillery. 1895 —. Lieut. EDW ARD ANDERSON, Seventh Cavalry, Assistant Instructor of Tactics: Cadet. 1884-1888: 2d Lieut. 15th Infantry. 1888-89: transferred to 1st Cavalry. 18 9: 1st Lieut. 7th Cavalry. 1896— Honor Graduate of the Infantry and Cavalry School. 1897. Lieut. WILMOT E. ELLIS. Fourth Artillery, Instructor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy: Cadet. 1885-89: 2d Lieut. 5th Artillery. 1889-96; 1st Lieut. 4th Artillery. 1896 —. Lieut. JAMES I . JERVEY. Corps of Engineers, Instructor of Civil and Military Engineering: Cadet. 1888-92: Additional 2d Lieut. Engineers, 1892-95: 2d Lieut. Engineers. 1895-97: 1st Lieut. En-ncers. 1897 —. Lieut. SAMUEL R. JONES. Fifth Cavalry, Instructor oi Chemistry. Mineralogy; Cadet. 1886-90: Additional 2d Lieut. 5th Cavalry, 1890: 2d Lieut.. 1890-97: transferred to 2d Cavalry. June. 1897: 1st Lieut. 4th Cavlary. June 19, 1897: transferred to 5th Cavalry. 1898. Lieut. WILLIAM LASSITER, First Artillery. Assistant Instructor of Tactics: Cadet. 1885-89: Additional 2d Lieut. 4th Artillery, 1889-90; 2d Lieut. 5th Artillery. 1890 91; transferred to 1st Artillery, 1891-97; 1st Lieut., 1897 —. Lieut. RICHARD S. LIVERMORE, Tenth Cavalry. Instructor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy; Cadet. 1887-91; 2d Lieut. 8th Cavalry. 1887-91: transferred to 10th Cavalry, 1895: 1st Lieut.. 1898 —. 10Likut. JOSEPH T. CRABHS. Eighth Cavalry, Instructor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy: Cadet, 1887-91: 2d Lieut. 8th Cavalry. 1891-98: 1st Lieut. 9th Cavalry. 1898: transferred to 8th Cavalry. 1899. Likut. HARRY BURGESS, Corps of Engineers, Senior Assistant Instructor of Practical Military Engineering. Military Signalling and Telegraphy; Cadet. 1891-95: Add. 2d Lieut. Engineers. 1895 97: 2d Lieut.. 1897-98: 1st Lieut.. 1898. Lieut. EDWIN R. STUART, Corps of Engineers. Instructor of Civil and Military Engineering; Cadet. 1892-96; Add. 2d Lieut. Engineers. 1896-97; 2d Lieut.. 1897-98: i t Lieut.. 1898. Likut. GIRARD STURTEYANT. Twenty-third Infantry. Instructor of Modern Languages; Cadet. 1891-95: 2d Lieut.. 25th Infantry. 1895-98: 1st Lieut.. 1898: Assigned to 23d Infantry, 1899. Lieut. ANDREW HERO. Jr.. Fifth Artillery, Instructor of Drawing: Cadet. 1887-91; -d Lieut. 12th Inf.. 1891: transferred to 4th Artillery. 1891: Graduate of Artillery School. 1896; 1st Lieut.. 5th Artillery, 1898. Likut. JAY E. HOFFER, Ordnance Department. Senior Assistant Instructor of Ordnance and Gunnery: Cadet. 1888-92: 2d Lieut. 3d Artillery. 1892-98: Graduate of Artillery School. 1896: 1st Lieut. Ordnance. 1898. Likut. FREDERICK W. LEWIS, Twelfth Infantry, Instructor of Drawing; Cadet. 1892-96: Add. 2d Lieut. 13th Infantry. 1896: 2d Lieut. 22 l Infantry. 1896-98: 1st Lieut, of Infantry. 1898: Assd. to 17th Infantry. 1899: transferred to 12th Infantry. 1899. Likut. JULIAN R. LINDSEY. Tenth Cavalry. Assistant Instructor oi Tactics: Cadet. 1888-92: 2d Lieut. 9th Cavalry. 1892-99; 1st Lieut. 10th Cavalry. 1899. Lieut. PRANK W. COE. First Artillery. Instructor of Mathematics: Cadet. 1888-92: Add. 2 l Lieut. 1st Artillery. 1892: 2d Lieut.. 1892-99: Graduate of Artillery School. 1896: 1st Lieut. 1st Artillery. 1899. Likut. WILLIAM R. SMITH. First Artillery, Assistant Instructor of Ordnance and Gunnery; Cadet. 1888-92: Additional 2d Lieut. 1st Artillery. June to September. 1892: 2d Lieut.. 1892-99: 1st I.ieut.. 1899 —. itLieut. WILLIAM CHAM BERLAINE. First Artillery, Instructor of Chemistry. Mineralogy, and Geology: Cadet. 1888-92; Additional 2d Lieut. 2d Artillery. 1802; 2d Lieut. i t Artillery. 1892-99; 1st Lieut. 1899 —. Lieut. MATTHEW C. SMITH. Second Cavalry. Instructor of Law and History: Cadet. 1889-93: 2 l Lieut. 2d Cavlary. 1893-99; 1st Lieut.. 1899 —. Lieut. JAMES M. WILLIAMS. Seventh Artillery. Instructor of Modern Languages: Cadet. 1890-94: 2d Lieut. 2d Artillery, 1894- 98; transferred to ;th Artillery. 1898; 1st Lieut.. 1899 —• Lieut. GEORGE F. HAMILTON, Tenth Cavalry, Instructor of Mathematics: Cadet. 1890-94: 2d Lieut. 9th Cavalry, 1894-99: 1st Lieut. 10th Cavalry. 1899 —. Lieut. HERBERT A. WHITE, Sixth Cavalry. Instructor of Law and History: Cadet. 1891-95; 2d Lieut. 6th Cavlary, 1895-99: 1st Lieut.. 1899 —. Lieut. JOSEPH L. KXOWLTON. Second Artillery, Instructor of Modern Languages: Cadet. 1891-95: 2d Lieut 2d Artillery. 1895- 99: 1st Lieut.. 1899 —. Lieut. NATHAN K. AVERILL. Seventh Cavalry. Instructor of Law and History; Cadet. 1890-95: 2d Lieut.. 7th Cavalry. 1895-99: 1st Lieut.. 1899 —. Lieut. ROBERT E. CALLAX. Fifth Artillery. Instructor of Mathematics; Cadet. 1892-96: Additional 2d Lieut 5th Artillery. 1896 —: 2d Lieut.. 1896-99; 1st Lieut.. 1899 —. Lieut. CLARENCE II. Mc.XEIL, Fifth Artillery. Instructor of Mathematics; Cadet. 1892 96; Additional 2d Lieut. i t Artillery. 1896- 97; 2 1 Lieut. 5th Artillery. 1897-99: 1st Lieut.. 1899 —. Lieut. JAMES W. HIXKLEY. Jr.. Fifth Artillery. Instructor of Mathematics; Cadet. 1892-96; Additional 2d Lieut. 3d Artillery. 1896-97; transferred to 5th Artillery. 1897: 2d Lieut. 3d Artillery. 1897; transferred to 5th Artillery. 1897: 1st Lieut.. 1899 — Lieut. ECGE.XE I . JERYEY. Tenth Cavalry. Instructor of Modern Languages; Cadet. 1892-96; 2d Lieut. 5th Cavalry. 99: transferred to 10th Cavalry. 1899; 1st Lieut.. 1890 —. Lieut. JOHN B. CHRISTIAN. Ninth Cavalry, Instructor of Mathematics; Cadet. 1892-96: 2d Lieut 2d Cavalry. 1896-99 transferred to 9th Cavalry. 1S90: 1st Lieut.. 1890 1?Lieut. WILLIAM KELLY, Jr., Second Cavalry, Instructor of Modern Languages; Cadet. 1891-96; Add. 2d Lieut. 5th Cavalry. 1896-97; transferred to 2d Cavalry. 1897; 2d Lieut.. 1897 —. Lieut. FRANCIS H. POPE, Second Cavalry, Instructor of Mathematics; Cadet. 1893-97: Add. 2d Lieut. 2d Cavalry. 1897: 2d Lieut. 2d Cavalry. 1897 —. Lieut. GEO. E. MITCHELL. Seventh Cavalry, Instructor of Mathematics: Cadet. 1893-97: Add. 2d Lieut. 2d Cavalry, 1897. transferred to 7th Cavalry. 1897: 2d Lieut., 1897 —. Battalion Organization. Tebruary is. isao. "fl." '•B." J "C." "D." E. M. Adams.' F.. M. Riiktt.' Captains. J. A. Baf.r.8 W. S. Grant. W. V. Morris. Adjutant. Lieutenants. R. F. Jackson. Quartermaster. G. A. Voi ncukrc..' K. G. Davis.' C. L. J. Froiiwittkr.4 G. B. Pillsbury. C. R. Lawsos.8 W. I. Wester vei.t. J. W. Wilks." L. S. Morey.' J. R. Sl.ATTKKv.1 G. B. Cosily. P. K. Brick." R. H. Fenner.’ J. 1'. Hopkins. Sergeant-Major. I.. T. IIii.i.man. Quartermaster-Sergeant U. Birnik. Jk..' ist Sergeants. C. M. Wesson.' G. R. Lukksii.1 F. A. Pope.' C. C. Carson,' C. Dkkms.’ Sergeants. J. Watson.8 A. H. Sunderland.' C. F. Martin.' F. L. Buck." W. P. Stokey.4 M. C. Mumma.' H Gi.adk, F.. E. Allen." S. R. G LEAVES." H. E. Mitchell." A. P. S. Hydr" K. P. Monks," S. B. Hamilton ." V. LaS. Rockwell.14 F. X. Johnston.' F. Keller. Corporals. F. W. Clark.' A. C. Keyes. G. E. Carlkton.5 A. Williams. J. It. Poole,4 R. M. Beak. Jr..4 H. C. Jewett." J. Symington." C. F. Cox." C. Burnett. H; B. Jordan." W. H. Lee." J. F. Barnes." W. P. Ennis.14 W. WILLING,'4 B. F. Browse." W. S. Browninc.. ’ W. L. Guthrie." • 4Battalion Organization. 3unc 30. isoo. Captains. E. M. Adams, G. B. Pillsbury. J. A. Baku. W. S. Grant. Lieutenants. W. V. Morris, Adjutant. R. F. Jac kson . Quartermaster. G. A. Youngberc, E. M. Rhett,' J. R. Slattery.' C. R. Lawson L. S. Morey. G. B. Comly,t E. G. Davis." R. H. Fenner." J. W. Wiles," W. I. Westervelt C. L. J. Froiiwittkr." P. K. Brice." F. P. Laiim. Sergeant-Major. J. It. Pooi.e. Quartermaster-Sergeant ist Sergeants. K. N. Johnson.1 G. R. Spalding.' F. W. Clark.' A. C. Keyes.5 Sergeants. F. Keller.' K. D. Peek. M. B. Jordan." It. C. Jewett" G. E. Carlbton, Y. H. Lee, It. F. Browne." O. C. Troxel,” V. S. Browninc.' C. F. Con.' J. Symington." J. F. Barnes." R. M. Beck. VY. L. Guthrie," C. Burnett." W. R. Bettison." Corporals. O. N. Tyler.' J. F. Bell. J. P. Terrell, J. M. Giiiert J. M. Hobson. Jr ." J. A. Shannon." C. M. Allen." R. I). Valliant.' J. K. Herr." M. Brooke." K. M. Scott. A. F; Casad. E. L. Bull," P. H. Sheridan." ‘. L. Stevenson.' S. Abbot." F. F. Long ley." J. E. M UN ROE." B. O. Maiiakkky." I'. W. 11 in riuiis, Jk.,: •5 The figures indicate relative rank.I- ' y • Emtois €atBE f, : ■ ? Vi; • . £dwi»}1RJ}AVI4 ' • A S9«BA¥S_K»fl'ff®Rf • iBTTRRASnr • . ARE • £raKBBRB« • Josephs fiacr. Coward G $Harr 4. ‘George g.fMUhur . • ffBSSRff ftASft • Ihb€®RM .. Robert g.'tVood ‘Wo.I.'WcifervcIt. WalfcrjS.%»rar f. ®0 BHBft» fiflAWA RR 16“You know how little while we have to stay. And once departed may return no more.” Class Veil. Boom! rah! rah! Boom! rah! rah! Nineteen Hundred! West Point! Rah!! Class Color. I.ight Blue. Officers. President.................................WALTER S. GRANT. Vice-President............................G. B. PILLSBURY. Secretary and Treasurer...................GILBERT A. YOUNGBERG. Athletic Representative...................FRED C. DOYLE. fiop managers. George B. Comly, Samiki. R. Cleaves. John W. Wii.hn, Robert F. Jackson, Charles M. Wesson, Lewis S. Morey, Upton Birnie, Jk., Robert E. Wood, John R. Slattery. 20Kdw akii M. Ai ms (Major) . iiikmm, M » 1'orp., i t Scrg’i . i t Ca|rt„ It A.. July 2. ’««. Malta Kcr F hit Hall Team. w. T«w»t«l “Franklin Field. New N ear’ , iguo. liowtt cr. n oo ' A nun in irm KnriMdIni.eoM «n.l Imliiim " Hr «j' crcaicd umlor pe ul act of Providence ami thru abandoned to In own device . I la a ureal deal of Personal dignity. which of course i nothing to hi discredit Hi besetting m i» laith in hinoelf lie once loved a little maiden—the tory i an old one—the maiden loved Stokey ami broke our Major heart I essentially human inasmuch a In prefer the ipiiet of In own thought o er a pipeful of k«mmI toliaeco to the emotion of a |Mtonmie life Kkvtsr K. i-i.KN' (Viola) . Si. Loris, Mo Act Scrg't.. B A.. July tj. gg " A» llillil « ■ 11 rrruina • «eph l Thai llifxiiKh Ihr tlru Speak in whisper only and think it ill bred to hout In In early radrt day wa woefully hadifgl ami could not lie coaxed into society. Time and hi own inclination have worked wonder ami to-day we behold in him a rival of Sidney Morey in hi poonmy( propensities Viola ha been known to live week on the memory of a fleeting mile and never take any heavier noiiri hment than a biscuit v»aked in bay rum I MASK I'. A Mitt ((mall . KI Mil M.I.. Nkh. “Rwifl liiMuring Jhiiii of my l»M faltlng Mrrnitlh •l-aii «up, I r. i IkKtot. pte«M air. take mr in I'm nil broke up " All in i teiit whine that would eunllc iced tea. Jiiuitiie (•oetllr. who i metaphorical mid who oinetime soar , liken it unto the moaning of the wind. I cccentrie to a jwitnful decree ami play the violin with the mastery of an art» t. lit one enjoyment lie in the rrecipt i»f certain perfumed pink envelope addrc cd simply To Frank. Room 140. 9th Division 21JosKi'H A. I’.vkk «i tniiii i t JoA • II akhimh •. I C «»rp. i t Scrg’t . C |»t. It. A . July tj. w Hop Manager q ; Howitzer. lyuu liiw me •cough «h if mr • «!»«• •. m| I II I»k you » Unf • .««. o help mr. by «um Rom with tlir gilt of tinging. but not »ong In hi gayest moment he whittle hi young hie away and m hi hour oi criou nc read Kipling to the girl . I per feetly entrancing company ami adapt him elf to the crowd In real loving, however, lie ha found hi life work and lu string «.f broken heart , like I S currency laid end to end. would reach three time around the world Ha huilt road in IVuu ylvatna ami ha %onte good idea on the subject Jl I.ian I»i | i i i Kami jail l (iaknimix. X. V. Blue Kihhoii ai Beauty Show Ciiml « H» nuiv glotloitety • JTrmI I worth fahuloti um of money ami i believed by man) lo have originated the heautiful old maxim: “A penny saved i« a |m'iiiiv gamed Benjamin ha oinc endearing |tialitie and can tell charming grind at reveille lie coached the winning team in our game on Franklin Field and ha made the training table two year m ucce ion I la a -mile o nnti and cherry that even the (’hem Department lia bnn known to unbend benc.ith it wcc»nr I flux HlKMI Iptollt t I trull I rim. Mill.fill A. I'a. i t Svrg't . Vet i t Serg t.. B V . July u. '«»; Hop Man ager; Indoor Meet. ’« A ll"ti Imll I m«Mi .lmi|jrr»ii thing " A transplanted flower «» frail that the ltgbc t hock would be deadly I la to be kept in the lio |ntal at a uniform temperature lor fear of premature dissolution. I affectionate, even trmpcrcrl and truthful and can wm a girl purely by I lie yuipitliy lie excite lie live with Ve ou and thu contrasted « t m« to lw a marvel of virtue 73Prank S. Bowen (Bohiinkus) (Banner). Cedar Rapids. Xeb. " My tongue Is singed with buttling word ." A ranting, cavorting anarchist. Steps roughshod on the manners of our time and refuses to be civilized. Belongs with Amos. Rockwell and Birnic. high in the ranks of the Knights Hospitallers and has invented a mysterious illness which he claims is worse than Bryanism and more effective than Synovitis. PKESSI.KY K. BRICE (I . K.) . . W lNNSItORO, S. C. Corp., Serg’t.. Lieutenant. •• Must henrd the minor then. Gontnmo? Xny ! then let me tclt it thee." A modern Macchiavelli. Tells most preposterous stories with a most innocent and engaging air. and would make an excellent confidence man. Rivals I . Runty in starting base less rumors. Is president of a mysterious secret society which numbers Pillsbury among its members, and he spends his few spare hours of each day proselyting in the Corps. Pkederick L. Bixk (Buck Saw). . . Brie. Pa. Scrg't.. Acting Serg't.. Lieutenant. '• To err In—Ruck. To forgive—the Com " Mas a history of continued hard luck that would have made Job ashamed of himself. Has birthday parties hy tits and -.tarts, and is hail fellow well met. with the lamp post opposite the first div. A great pet of the Com. He is confidential in the extreme and even Corporal Brauigan knows his troubles. Has bit the tan bark once or twice, also the bark on the trees, at the foot of the company streets Has designs on his napkin ring, also on the other rings in the class. 2 3C i.i i i ri C. C arson (Cosine) (Wheels). .Mr.vc ik. I no. Corp.. Scrg’i.. Act. Serg't.. (Colors). Captain. •' They Knmhiin :i wheel and nvvry he went. Speeding ntong to his henrt's content." Shows sadly the effect of “Corps Josh" on the human system. Is muchly harassed about a set of wheels which some of his friends claim he has in place of brains. This, of course, is a pleasing fiction—there arc no wheels. While in the city on leave he brought forth the plan of a cavalry charge in Central Park—just to surprise the people, you know. Can always depend on him as a man of sound ideas and his plans lack only the possibility of execution. (iKOKCiK 11. Co.mi.y (Marguerite) (I)‘Aubcr). Ixm.w.M'ous, Ixn. Corp.. J. M. Serg't.. Lieutenant. “Seven mul eight—seven and eight." The keystone of West Point social life. Me. together with the Post Adjutant, arranges for the introduction of the many strange-looking "femmes” which always show up on the nights of large hops, finding transportation accommodations and a more or less unresisting cadet for each and every one. As hop manager his experiences are strange ones, hut he bears them in a most remarkable manner Kdwin (i. Davis (Daddy) . . Samaria, Idaho. Corp., Serg’t.. Lieutenant. B. A.. July 12. ’99: Howitzer. 1900: Address 4th July. ’99; Toasted "Our Future." New Year’s, 1900. " Here rillK of oily eloquence in soft Meanders lubricate the course they take." The official father of 1900. though there are doubters who shake their heads when Buck Manus hobbles by with all the signs of decrepit age. Was horn without the sense of humor and is said to have frowned when he first heard a scrcechingly funny grind. Is an oratorical wonder and spouts forth eloquence of marvelous quality with convincing manner. 24Ci.arksck Deems, Jr. (Shiner) . . Baltimore. Mi . Scrg’t.. Acting Serg’t.. B. A.. July 12, 99. "‘ Seldom have I craned to eye Thy Infancy, thy childhood and thy youth."' Lives with Shorty Hillman, hence shines by reflected light. These two form one of the most notable of our clas friendships ami so tight is the knot that binds their hearts that "Shiner” was included in a recent marriage settlement as one of three souls with but a single thought. For further information on the subject see Shorty. Varikn I). Dixon (Colonel) . . . Dixon, Ky. Wlint i» n man. If his chief good and Market of hi time, be but to sleep V' mild Kentuckian who is. nevertheless, a Colonel to the tip of his nose. In his younger days he was the proud owner of a beautiful figure and could be seen bracing per sistentlv for chevrons. Since then he has broadened and thickened until all that was once classic has been folded and bidden in shapeless fat. I" kki» C. Doyle (Conan) . . . Boston, Mass. Corp.. Serg’t.. Capt. Track Team. 97. '98. ’ 9. ’00: Rec'd pole climb: Indoor meet. ’97. ’98. 99. 00: Base ball team. ■97: Athletic Representative. • Of nil the Kricfs that burns the distrest. There' nothing so hitter ns n weak-kneed jest." A Solomon in his wisdom. Strokes his chin and blinks in a most fetching way. Plays David to his wife's Jonathan. Is President of a mutual admiration society—his wife is the other member. There are no rules of conduct governing tbi society, save what few its title would suggest, but. as Doyle’s grinds are execrable, there can be no doubt of the true friendship which exists between President ami member. 25Raymond II. Fenner (Monte), Virginia City, Mont. Serg't.. Lieutenant. " « iir nnnicH swore terribly in Flanders, Cried my Uncle Toby, but notliitiK t« this." Belongs to a “D” company aggregation and admires Brice. Is a bureau of information for his friends and the reputed author of the scries of letters signed "Frank. and meant for Amos. When he first entered he was straight forward and guileless, but in his later years we find a knowing twinkle in his eye and his days are spent in intrigue. Is possessed of a slight lisp, which, with his shyness on advance, makes a winning band. Charles I.. J. Froiiwittkk (.Fritter) . Hoston, Mass. C'orp.. Serg't.. Lieutenant, B. A., July 12. ’99. " l.orginuii, I.tvy, fumed Thucydides, Quintillinn, Pinto mid Demosthenes, Pcrtmiudvc Tally nml CnrdiihnV sage, who fell by Nero’s unrelenting mgc. (This sort of speck :ul infinitum.I A man haunted with an idea that the rest of his class is trying to "out-speck” him. Has mastered all sorts of memory codes and can speck a page of history on both sides at once with the aid of his formula. . Takes on a cataleptic stare while reciting and emerges only after having completely winded himself. Herman Glade (Herman) . . Kki nsu u k. Ini . Act. Serg't.. B A.; Indoor meet. ‘07. ‘98; Rcc'd pole climb; Foot Ball team, ’98. 99; "A." A modest man—his every word n deed." A queer character which sometimes exhibits itself in outbursts of still queerer dialect. He uses the German language by permission of Congress and spends bis spare moments boning up a few Fnglish sentences—just enough to get his food at the mess-hall. Very little is known about him and that little is a matter of speculation. He does not spoon, hut if properly taken in hand should make a reasonably good husband for some one speaking bis language. 26Samuel R. (ii.eaves (Sanimv) . Wythkvili.p. Ya. Corp.. Acting Serg’t.. Lieutenant; Hop Manager. " Plcnimrc with iiiMt ruction mIiouIiI l«c joined; So tnkc llu chaff ntul leave the corn behind." Next to Comly he represents the highest development of the West Point S]X onoid. Can say more pleasant things with less apparent effort than any other man living. Were it not for the fact that he survived furlough we should fear greatly that he would come to grief on graduation leave. Has never been heard to pronounce the final letter of door and strongly objects to I-. P's. James Goethe (Jimmy) . . . Vak.w illk. S. I). Lieutenant. •' It i wont wined orach- ' You could have hentd the brat tug of your pulse While he spake." A man of a thousand accomplishments, a talented con vcrsationali t. easy, fluent, emphatic, when necessary, and convincing always; a born courtier and a reasoning gentleman. lie has ideas and never hesitates to 'defend his thoughts about them. At any time one may hear him defending the cause oi justice and denouncing oppression. So well does he assume his role that it is hard to imagine him as any other than the sole target of an unreasoning Academic Board. As before stated this beau is versatile—he writes. See his pamphlet on "A perfect Lady.” dedicated to Archie Sunderland. Walter S. Grant (Schuyler) (L'seless) . Ithaca, X. V. Corp.. ist Scrg’t., Captain. It. A.. July u. ’99; Class President: Color Line. V . 07: Hundredth Night, yy. '00: Toasted "Class '99." New Year’s. 99. and “The Corps.” New Year’s. 1900: Howitzer, lyoo. •• liny false linir ntul tlintch your poor thin roofs." Our only bald head. Is by no means sensitive on the point and claims that this distinction gives him a venerableness which even Buck Manus docs not possess. There are different stories about his bald spot. Some attribute it to bis wife, others to the fact that fortune and his friends always choose that spot upon which to pat him. and still others assert that he plucks out hair in handfuls while in a state of poetic frenzy. 37. Kknu. Xkvada. Stanley B. Hamilton (H'S'y) . Serg’t.. Act. Serg’t. " You Ixmu your jmtc mid fancy wit will conic. Knock at you plouw, there's nobody fit home.” A degenerate. Mis puns beyond the faintest shadow of a doubt arc among the most pathetic phrases in our language. He plays upon every word that he utters with the dismal hope of once in a great while saying something worth remembering. Most of the grinds that our readers will find left out of this hook are from his master mind Ciias. G. Hakvky (Goat) . . . St. Louts, Mo. Leader of Choir. jq and 1900. " So swell cacti wiudpi) c ; ass intones to ass. Harmonic twang of leather, liom and brass." He is a leader of the choir, hence one is quite naturally prejudiced against him. Outside of his trade he presents some points of interest if not of occasional amusement. He is pitifully irresponsible, loves where his glance falls and has the pleasant quality of dancing well. As leader of the choir he possesses the pleasing power of converting himself at will into a calliope, siren or combination of cavalry bugle calls. Leroy T. Hillman (Shorty) . . Indianapolis. Ind. Serg't.. Acting Q. M. Serg’t.. Lieutenant. “ From the ngc that children tread thi worldly stage. HrooinstnfTor |x»kcr they l»o tride. and round the parlor love to ride.” A Lilliputian wonder who rides like a buoy on the troubled sea and who swears he shall lake the cavalry. Shorty performs on the piano (usually hack hand springs and hurdle races) and knows a few things about spooning. To the smallness of his size he owes his safety, if not to a great extent, his life—there being a charitable bit of fiction in the Corps that we should not kill any one smaller than ourselves. 28Jay I . Hopkins (Oom Paul) (Si) • Cassopoms, Mich. Serg’t Major, Act. Scrg’t.. Lieut, anti Q. M.: Track team, 97. 99. '00: Foot Ball team. '99. and Annapolis "A.” " Such hnrtnony of colors I ne'er before had hccii. The thing was ml nrouml the head the other parts were green,” A rare exotic, dainty as a fairy queen and graceful as a gazelle. Has a voice like a canary bird and a smile like the break of day. His face and bead, in repose, remind one forcibly of an autumn sunset anti his manner suggests that winning ease of a Southern Cavalier. We do not wish to dispel any illusions that the above may create: we were paid to write it. All we ask is that you turn to the photograph of George Conily and use it as an illustration in place of the one adjoining this advertisement. Arthur I . S. Hyde . . . New York, X. Y. Corp.. B. A.. Serg't. (Colors). Act. Serg't. Major. Lieut. " Misses ' the talc that I rrlntc this lesson seems to carry— Choose not alone a proj er mate, hut proper time to marry." A combination of all the oratorical effects of the Texas Norther threshing machine and bazoo-phone. Has a predilection for the dramatic in recitation and waltzes like—er— Hyde. Is “class cup committee.” gold medallist ami was instrumental in obtaining solid silver instead of heavy plate napkin rings for our class—a bit of wonderful forsighted ness. Roiikrt I- . Jackson (Electricity) . Middleton. Conn. Corp.. Serg't. (Colors). Lieut, and Q. M., B. A., July 12. 99: Hop Manager: Foot Ball team. ‘98. 99; Annapolis "A.” " God bless the mini who first invented sleep." A Philosopher of the most benign sort—leads an absolutely frictionless existence and believes that one small display of energy would ruin his life. Is mild mannered, even tempered and no one has ever noted in him a trace of excitement. He belongs together with Wood and Grant to a society for the suppression of summer spooning and promulgation of sleep—is in fact a star member. 29Gloucester, .Mass. Charles R. Lawson Lieutenant. Capt. " Three stories high—long, bright and cold.” In the words of that good old man. "This specimen tends more to longituditiality than to embonpoint. ’—So long that the difference in potential between his head and feet causes a continuous current of "spec to flow. Knows "descrip" when he sees it. but never "saw it.” Has many hours of hallucination in which he imagines himself to he the very oblique projection of Sal. Nones on a warped surface. Gustave R. Lukesii (Gussie) . . Akron, Ohio. Corp.. 1st Scrg’t.. Act. 1st Serg’t.. B. A.. July 12. 99. " A heard ttmt would make n razor shake Unless iti nerve were strong." A Dutch person of the most malignant type, so Dutch that he looks it. Has a tender spot in his heart for waifs and homeless orphans and is very "easy” when one has several of Comly’s girls to take it the next hop. He is not voluntarily a "spoonoid." but can be impressed with no great amount of trouble. Had to shave twice on furlough. but refuses to tell who objected to his beard. This shows latent possibilities—for a beard. Charles F. M artin (Piggie) (Polly», Clarendon, Ark. Corp., Serg’t. Act. Serg’t. "All, let me close my eyes and dream—sweet. Fauci fill, vagrant dreams of love." An idealist of most malignant type. Has impossible views on the subject of love and its attendant evils. This man has been known to sit hours upon a deserted pier in speechless rhapsody over the power that binds two loving souls together. Believes absolutely in love at first sight and always becomes hopelessly entangled upon mere acquaintance. We find in him a musician of no small worth—he •dugs as well in one key as in another and usually accompanies himself upon the foot tub. 30Ai m-stink McIntyre (Villain). Ciiattanooc.a. Tkxx. Corp.. Color, Line. ‘07: Hundredth Might, ’97: Base Ball team, ’99-1900; “A." ' 6 Buts make a linskct. 3 Baskets make a demijohn. j Demijohns make n jag " —From Math. Tables, by Vii.i.ain. A benign spiritualist and erstwhile President of the A. (). K I) s. Uses McManus’ calendar when he is in doubt about a date, but refuses to tell how old he is. Is an all round athlete and has a record for base running. In addition to his strength record he is a |ualified poet and lays modest claim to a few of our class songs. Is an all round conservative and never found fault with anybody—not even “Billy.” John Mc Manus (Buckmanus) . . Chester. I'a. “Soold that the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.” The oldest living graduate. A wreck of what was once a splendid structure and a most convincing argument of the effect »f continuous age upon the system. He measures his years by a calendar peculiar to himself—a spiritual calendar. so to speak. On the first of January. A. D.. 1900, he was 47.5 kegs and 16 bottles old. He expects to live always, in fact he has assured us privately that he has to live forever to collect some of the money owing him. It is seriously hoped that the men will pay up. Hkxky 1C. Mitch km.. 1st (Saintly) . M.vrronx, 11.1.. Acting Serg't., Pres. Y. M. C. A. ' The blest god do not love fngodly actions ; hut respect the right. And in the works of pious men delight." Nothing funny about the man—not even the distinguishing mark of wickedness. He is singularly free from those small vices with which these historiettes deal. He is a born commander and aspires to the leadership of the Salvation Army. Is a terror to vice and crime and even venial faults and scored a wonderful success when lie got Mutuma to promise occasional attempts at truth telling. Does not smoke but can be seen at any time collecting the cigarettes thrown away by Benjamin. 3'Lewis S. Morey (Sid) . . Sax Antonio, Texas. Corp.. Serg’t Major. Lieut.. Lieut, and Adjutant; Hop Manager: Hundredth Night, 1900. " ‘Tis not strange that even our loves with our fortunes change." An ideal lover, warm hearted, impulsive and confiding. Has never experienced the joy of a conquest as the girls can’t keep from adoring him long enough to make it interesting. Keeps in training for spooning and is the inventor of the after reveille strolls. Plays golf with professional ardor (professional spoonoid’s ardor, we refer to) anti has played from Number one around Flirtation to Number six in three hours—strokes not counted. Wii.i.is V. Morris (Hilly) . . . Dayton, Wash. Corp.. ist Serg’t.. Lieut, and Adjutant. B. A.. July 12, ’ : Kcc’d Running High Jump; "A”; Track team. ‘97. ’98. '99. ’00; Indoor meet. ’97. 98. '99. ’00; Pres. Athletic Association. ' If ntiy ask me what would satisfy To make life easy, thus would I reply. As much ns keeps out hunger, thirst and cold." This is a large good natured specimen with scarcely a vice other than extreme amiability. Has a broad, rollickey and not too analytical appreciation of this life—accepts everything philosophically and specks those things which he cannot understand. Has a record of some dignity as a heart-breaker but is more than sensitive on this point. Morton C. Mi nima (Mummy) . . Findlay, Ohio. Serg’t. Act. 1st Scrg't: Indoor meet. ’o ' 8. 09 oa; Color Line. '96; Hundredth Night. 97. '98: Base Ball team. ■97. 98, ’99. 1900: "A.’’ Howitzer. 1900. " Who would with enre some happy fiction frame, So mimics truth, it looks tlu very same.” A rosy-cheeked Munchausen from the President’s own State. Believes that Truth should go forever veiled and would hltish should he meet her in conventional attire. Belongs also to a "D” company aggregation, hut instead of following Brice, sets an example which a few. notably Robinson. J. P. and Wood, are beginning to emulate. Is a member of the Synovitis Club and really believes that he has suffered much. . LoriSVILLK. Ky. Edward P. Nones (Sal) . Serg’t. Firm Doric j-UInrw fonnc«l the solid Imse. The fnir Corinthlnn crown the lilghi r «pjice. And nil below is strength nnd nil nhove is grace. The Adonis of Profane History. A composite pho o of Faith. Hope and Charity with very pink cheeks and a snide of Cherubic sweetness thrown in. He is president of the Fat Men's Club by virtue of his shape, size and poetry of motion. Like Nelson of the Client. Department he is a genius and lias arranged a little affair, using as motive power his wife's wheels, by which the lights are lighted and extinguished. doors closed, room swept and water dragged. This serves to rest Sal and also to prevent waste of a continuous supply of energy. (Jkouijk Pkkkins (Eli) (Si) . . La Crosse, Wis. Act. Serg't.. Champ. Gymnast. 97. '98. '99. '00: Kcc’d Fence Vault. 2 1 Class; Base Ball team. '98; Track team. '97. ’98. '99. '00; “A." "That fellow seems to me to possess but one S«tcn, nnd tbnt n wrong one." The other member of the Mutual Admiration Society and Vice-President of same. Has a wonderful set of nerves and needs them too. for the purpose of living off the effects nf "Conan's" grinds. There is hardly anything on this small earth of ours that Perkins can t do—and he might be induced to try that. I11 all lie is a wonderful man and our modesty in saying so is due to the fact that these "histo riettes" must praise all alike and we cannot afford to offend. (iKOKCK I . I'll.t.SIM RV (Pill) . . LoWKLL. MASS. Serg't., Lieut.. Capt. (over new cadets). B. A.. July 12. '99: Class Vice-Pres.; Pres. Dialectic: Manager Base Ball team. ’99-1900: Hundredth Night. 1900: Toasted "Riding Hall,” New Year's. 1900: Howitzer. 1900. " By lliclr work ye shall know them " A modern Newton. Knows all the math that was ever invented and has original ideas on almost every subject of human knowledge. Is a great lover of wave-surfaces, hcli-coids, etc., such things as most of us know very little about, and can describe a warped surface using auv horse in the hall us a directrix. Has a remerkable habit of coming out one in nearly everything and so tiands in well with all the professors. Will take the Engineers and have charge of the construction of the great trans-continental highway. 33Topeka. Kan. Act. ist Serg't. Serg't. Lieut. •• Wlmt ? You nay the phrase wm wrongly put My English out if joint?" A mild-mannered disciple of Mrs. Lease, who uses the vilest English in the Corps, despite the fact of his first section record. A real case of being made a lieutenant to keep him out « i the ranks. Is strangely unaffected by music of any kind and absolutely can't keep step Has been known to take a steady pace during a Rand interlude at inspection and to march with unconcern to a dreamy waltz. Kdmi'ND M. Riiktt (Rat) . . (’hari.esthn. S. C. Corp.. ist Serg't.. Capt.. Lieut.: Hop Manager. "Soeirty I now one polished horde, l;(innrd of two mighty tribes. the t om« and bored." A small South Carolina tire-eater, who loves the tactical department as much as the tactical department loves him. At rare intervals he has tits of spooning during which he carries all before him. lias strong ideas on the subject of the education of plebes. wears an eternal grouch, which disappears on acquaintance, and does more thinking than talking Janiks l Roitixsox (Hobby) . . Ottawa. Kan. Track team. '97. « K. ’« . 'oo " Born tired and never lost his birth-right." A gentle dreamer and the only man in the Corps who really looks as if he might be from Kansas. Tells many impossible stories of his home life and has earned a reputation just a degree removed from that of Mumma's. for dressing Truth up in circus colors. Is mild and soft, but spends his days wedging trouble between the noticeably loving couples in his neighborhood. We mention as an example the pitiful case of Brice and Amos, who are kept in constant opposition by this peace loving Kansan. 34Vkknk I.aS. Rockwell . . . Monkokton. Pa. Scrg’t.. Act. Scrg’t., Lieut, (new cadets); Foot Ball team. icjoo. and Annapolis “A. " He hath but little Itrnrd. luu tunc will semi more If tlie ninii be thankful." The best nattired man in the class and a P. D. to boot. He glides carelessly over the small worries of this life and takes nothing seriously. There i« hut one thing in his career worth mentioning—this is in reference to a class superstition. that he robbed his erstwhile wife Thomas of a’l the "math" that said wife ever had. Evidence however does not bear this out. John R. Si.attkrv (Slatts) . Cinc innati. Ohio. G rp.. Scrg’t.. Lieut.. Capt. (new cadets): Hop Manager. I,ovc is n most serious frailly. That may or nmy not end In matrimony " Has the fatal habit of being serious and will miss fame purely through attention to small things. To him everything i a matter of detail and convention is his guiding star. Personally he is soft, tractable and purrs when stroked. Will make a charming wife for some strong-minded Salvation Army lass. He never did anything wrong in his life, and has a “hootlick" on all nice people. William P. Stokby (Stokes) . . Canton. Ohio. Serg’t., B. A.; Foot Ball team. ’98. ■ So have I seen n King on chess, With here nml there 11 pawn.” Shv as a lily ami modest as a daisy. For years has been persecuted and beckoned by the girls, who love hint and worship hint from afar. He lias persisted in a seclusion which suggests but one solution—prospective and early matrimony: the idea being that his infinite love is not for many sweethearts, but for only one. Is getting bald and will very probably tlie of embarrassment. 35Archiham) H.SrNDERLAxn (Archie) . Dei.wax. Ii.l. Serg't., Act. Serg't., Lieut. ' The Devil Kct blamed whether he doe the deed « r does it not." Believes that the world in its present state of advancement is rolling on under mistaken ideas Wou’d revolutionize and go back to the hazy days of Sir Launcclot and Guinever. Me has a simple, childlike faith in women and is beset by no conflicting doubts as to their ultimate usefulness in this sphere of sin and sorrow. Has written many earnest papers on the beauties of home life. Richard M. Thomas (Shafter) . Wilkes Bakre. Pa. " SucIi geniuses arc rarely round. Search an you will the world around ' Our own Diodes, only more so. Does not dream as ordinary mortals do. but is haunted by shades and shadows which appear here and there at isolated points for the sole purpose of mocking him. Trisected angles when he was a plebe: found the locus of all points equidistant from each other wlu-n a yearling; when a second classman he discovered that light wouldn't really get through ellipsoid E, not even in singular directions. His last year adds nothing to his story. John Watson (lack) (Wat) . . Shawnee, Kan. Corp.. Serg't., Act. Serg't.; Indoor meet. '07. ’« S. ’f Q, 00. M Ah ! what a warning for a thoughtless man." A typical Populist. Is not one of the ranting, bewhis-kered kind but one of those dreamy-eyed enthusiasts rare y to be found outside of books. Tells wild fables about certain horned rabbits. Insists that corn and butterheans grow on the same vine and other things, which unsupported by the word of Robinson, J. I , we would fain discredit. Jack is a nice boy and before he got into "D" company, was the best boy in the ‘'Grannydears.” 36Charles M. Wesson (Bull) . . Crntkevii.lk, Mix 1st Serg’t., Act. tst Sergt., B. A.. July 12. 99; Hop Manager: Foot Ball team. 99, and Annapolis "A”: Toastmaster. New Year’s, 1900. “ Smooth n monumental alabaster." A fair haired, blue-eyed Marylander, mellow voiced and ardent and fully as vain as Cupid. Belongs to a society of one and is the queerest possible admixture of tiling sublime and ridiculous. lie is never phased and has mastered social repartee in its most delicate details. We use his name as a figure of speech for "Constancy.' a virtue which he and Adams alone possess. Wm. I. Westekvklt (Tex) (Ikev) (Bubbles). Corel's Ciiristi. Tex. Corp., Serg’t.. Lieut., Color Line. ' : Howitzer, 98, '00; Hundredth Night. '97. ' S. " What prodigious wonders he could do when at his best." A philosophic Dutchman, who secs in himself a noted likeness to Napoleon Bonaparte. Spends hours in the library beside the Emperor's bust, with right hand thrust in bosom of blouse and meditation upon his classic features. Has a divine form, is a wit. writes epigrams and is beloved by the ladies whom he wins by the simple and unsuspected device of telling them the truth. Frank C). Whitlock (Shvlock) (Calaban), Winona. Minn. Corp.. Serg’t.. Act. Serg’t.; Track team. ’99. '00 " With shout nml bluster on me the north wind in." The only representative in the Corps of the primitive American. Claims to be a Sioux, but evidence in the hands of Davis. E. G., makes him out a Digger beyond dispute. Is noisy, unruly and will be clubbed to death in the midst of some of his antics. He is quite the thing in light battery drills and knows more tactics than—he did at the exams. 37John V. W'ii.kn (Johnny) (Lightning), MAKTINSnUKG. V. Y. . Scrg't., Lieut.: Hop Manager: Hundredth Night, igoo; Toasted "The Ladies." New Year's, tgoo. " We know that with the Indies lie WBSalways misiiiK Unties. A man possessed with an hallucination. Takes things seriously ami believes everybody and everything front Morey's faithfulness to Mutnnta's latest truth. In the present day this earnestness is a rare gift and Wilcn looks it to a finish. Me can move a girl from extreme indifference, through interest, to fondest love by the exercise of his hoodoo powers. Is a man of many golden chains and is never really happy when not intriguing. knitKKT E. Wood (Woody) . . Kansas City, Mo, Hop Manager: Howitzer, igOO. “ My spirit grow dull, nud fnin I would l cjjuilc the tedious day with sleep." Was excommunicated by an Irish Bull and has since been living under its displeasure. Mrs. Partington was mild compared to this man. whose every attempt at compliment ends in a miss-step. He is author of a delightful pamphlet on “Why are Whiskers." and eats everything from Mesquite wood to lace curtains. B—I (in.REKT A, VmrxciiKKt; (Spergcr), Cannon Palls. Minn. Corp.. Serg't.. Lieut, (over new cadets). 1st Capt.; Track leant. '9 : Class Sec. and Treasurer. "Ah ! what an unglorious end." A good humored, even tempered horseman, with a fair share of uncommon and a large lot of common sense. For a while he aspired to honors and honed "facctiousness.” a quality which engineers must possess But with advancing age and increasing intelligence his ideas are sobering down and we may yet see him in the neighborhood of the firing line. 38Jvs K. 1899. i- 11'® C orps goes into white, Escort of the colors. “ «oat” Amos with a thrill of delight recognizes “to the color, ’ as the “same thing they played last year.” The Stipe deprives us of the privilege of serving cons ! ! 3. We defeat the 7th Regiment at base hall—9 to 5. 5. Candidates appear—timidly, of course. “Teddy” Roosevelt honors us with a visit, and we do the “heavy fantastic” on the plain and tramp the tan hark for his amusement. The plebes gain a file. 6. The candidates are turned over to ! 'ill and Spergcr, and a balk line is established in the area. W e show the hoard of visitors how cavalry w should ride. 7. The vearfings get a taste of blood, and Col. Mann a taste of our grub,— the C olonel is sick for a week. K ( Hit-door field day. The Runts win a sham battle. O. The Farewell Hop—we are left to face the music. 3910. The Com escorts us to camp. Chevrons galore, everybod made ex- cept "Iluck" McManus. 11. McManus goes to the Hospital. The Com. has a night's rest. 15. Practice Marches. Itacr's famous (?) charge. iij. The first boodle order arrives. The air on the "corkscrew” turns blue. 20. We become first-class—in a sense. Ji’i.v. 1899. 1. Dusty Joe’s menagerie visits camp and we tea.-e the animals. 2. Those new dress hats! 4. The Plebes imbued with a martial spirit decide to give an early parade, but a timely annual "I’.r-r-r-r-up!” has the usual effect. Davis gives the Corps and "1900” reason to be proud of him. 8. The Com makes a slip—company commander’s slip. 9. The Com and Major Adams have a tete-a-tete. We refuse to sign those slips. 10. Sic Semper Tyrannis, hurrah for Buck Manus! The Com quails. Buck Manus catches scarlet fever and gives it to a few of his friends. 11. The Com and Stipe join hands. Our martyrs are burned at the stake— figuratively speaking, of course. The Middies take a warv peep and flee. The first quarantine. 12. Some gilt edged pillars fall. 13. More giit edged pillars crumble to ruins—but "truth crushed to earth will rise again." even under the Coin's foot. 14. The Stipe declares Martial Law—the Com sleeps with one eye open, his sword by his side and Corporal Branigan at his door. 15. The "tacs” take charge of parade ami amuse the post children. 16. The "tacs" go on as O. D.—with a yearling orderly—and the Com "wonders why" the guard reports are so tied up. 17. “Granny" interferes with divine service at the Y. M. C. A. and Mitchell invokes divine vengeance. 18. The Stipe displays unexpected (?) forl earancc. The Com gives the plebes a lecture on their duties towards upper classmen. 19. Midnight salvo from the battery, accompanied by a fusillade of small arms. 20. Another Salvo! The Com institutes a moonlight parade—not prescribed in regulations. 4022. The Com decides that an evening drill will cure the insomnia so preva- lent in the Corps. 23. A miracle! Powder turns into sugar and the Com consults a chemistry. 24. The plehes open fire on the Com at 3 A. M., supported on the flanks by artillery. The Com looking tired and sleepy forms his command at 3:20 and inspects it. 27. Plehes in trouble. 28. The “A" ‘Mr Co. plehes capture Fort "Pillow.” 9 P. M. August. 1899. 1. Transubstantiation of powder—occurring this time in Puck’s hands, and the Artillery Park is heard from once more, but the Com is used to that now. 2. The second quarantine. 5. The A. (). K. I), gives its annual reception—at the cross-roads. The Com has another night’s rest. 7. The powder turns to sugar again, but this has ceasd to be a miracle. 8. The plehes again disturb the Corn’s slumber and we have a lantern parade in undress. 14. The third quarantine. 16. The scarlet fever patients take possession of barracks and furnish a source of annoyance for "Granny." 17. The Corps goes to Pcekskill taking the weary tactical department along with it. 18. Home again. Mild demonstrations en route. 19. The winds blow and the rains come. The Corn's tent catching the spirit of the times attempts to assassinate him. He is rescued by Corporal Branigan. 20. The Middies pay their long deferred visit and we forget our troubles for a time. 22. Decoration of Camp. Grand illumination and open air hop. The Army and Xavy enjoy themselves and the Com counts the days until September. 23. Our Xavy friends say "An revoir.” 28. "1901” come back and they tell 11s their woes. 4 2(j. I he Corps goes hack to barracks. The Com calls on the Supc and they drink each other’s health. September. 1899. A month of woes and fall drills. The Com decides to dock our privileges—a “Hein-ous" crime. 30. Dewey Day. The Corps goes to Xcw York and the hoys from old West Point carry off the honors. October, 1899. Not much better than September, hut nearer June. 2. Tufts, o: West Point. 22. 7. Penn. State defeats us. 6 to o. and the Navy jumps at a conclusion. 8. General Merritt remembers that he is a graduate. 12. Turtle head discovers a woful lack of practical ability among our stars at P. M. E. 14. ( ur friends from Cambridge pay 11s a visit and everything is delightful except the score. 18-0. 15. " 1900" deals hazing a death blow, and the Com and Supc crow over the corpse. 21. The Nassau tigers defeat 11s 23-0. and our Navy friends offer 3 to 1. 25. The "C” team causes woe in Poughkeepsie. 37-0. The Com prepares the light prison. 26. Some queer genius introduces service stripes—how nice to wear three of them. 27. General Merritt honors 11s with a visit, and the Corps mourns the end of the drill season. 28. Dartmouth 2: W. P. 6. (Jetting into shape. 30. Turtle head builds a bridge by contract—cheap labor furnished by 1900.’’ November. 181 ;. 4. Yale. 24; W. I . o. We gel ready for the Navy. The Yale hop. 6. Lawson has a severe attack of “Descrip.” 11. Columbia. 16: W. !’.. o. Scrub, 32; Stevens, o. More preparation for the Navy. 12. 200 days till June. 18. Syracuse, 6; W. 1 . 12. The Navy laughs. 22. I'nion, o; W. P.. 32. 422t). Thanksgiving hop. 30. Thanksgiving Day. It should have been next Saturday, except at Annapolis. I) EC KM HER. 1899. t. ()ur team, by thunder, goes to Philadelphia. 2. "Oh, how we did up the Navy.” Our friends from Annapolis meet a team that plays better football on the field than on paper; and there are no bonfires in the Navytown that night—for As sure as your alive It was 17 to 5. And iust how it was. The Navy couldn't “hive.” 3. ()ttr battered heroes return victorious from the field and we meet them with hosannas at the depot. 4. Financial returns from nnapolis. Ebb tide in the Navy exchequer. 6. The first snow storm. 7. Fire drill! Organization of the "Light Brigade." 24. Dr. White pays 11s a visit. 25. Christmas Day—but everybody knows that. 27. Lawson has another acute attack of "Descrip." 30. The New Year hop. Jam'aky. 1900. Looking Junewards. 1. New Year's day. Maj. Adams, Davis and sundry others "hold forth. fifth, etc." in the mess hall. 2. Exams, once more. 4. Cadets will turn in all cigarette butts, old clothes, empty bottles, etc., to Corporal Branigan or Mitchell, proceeds to the Y. M. C. A.—by order. 10. Lectures for "1900.” Fehri ary. 14. Otto, Otto, Otto Hein, Won't you be my valentine? 17. The "Hundreth Night" hop. 18. Hillman’s famous "retreat." 20. too days till June. 24. The Hundreth Night Entertainment— a splendid display of local talent by Herr von I’illesberry's famous troupe—dismounted action. 43M arch. The month of March—up and down tlic grass plain. 3. The clothing firms measure our divine forms. ()nc I hitchman finds his Apollo in “Bull” W esson. 4. The choir sings a new song, and several ladies are overcome in the chapel. 10. The new dis. racket causes sorrow in the ranks. 14. “Goat” Amos, the “Villain." and others receive their long desired hihles. and are happy. 17. The indoor meet by Conan Doyle—a “sole" stirring event. April. 1. “We've not much longer here to stay.” 15. Our friends of '02 decorate the green slopes of Battery Knox and can- not he distinguished therefrom. 17. “Buck" McManus defeats Fumival around the fort at squadron drill. May. Closer to June. I ’informs. Cits. Day dreams. Jt’N’K at Last. Kven John Watson gets through without a writ. "1900" graduates in a blaze of glory. “Buck" McManus becomes the oldest living graduate and will have his picture in the mess hall. Farewell old West Point. Farewell ye men of 01. 02 and 03. We leave to your tender mercy the Com and the Supc. But better still, we leave in vour hands that most precious of jewels, undimmed and unsullied— the Honor of the Old Academy. Here’s a toast to ourselves ere we scatter. In the city we’ll drink it again. For our dear old class "Nineteen Hundred.” Won’t go into barracks again. (Fill up.) Wont camp any more on the plain. (Hurrah.) No "tacs" and instructors insane. (Thank God.) But. hoys. We’ll meet in the Army again. Here’s How!! 4445Class Veil. Che hec! Clio hee! Che Ha! Ha! Ha! Nineteen Nought One! Rah! Rah! Rah! Class Color. Maroon. President, . . Vice-President............ Secretary and Treasurer, Athletic Representative, . Class Officers. ............WILLIAM R. BETTI SON. . . JOSEPH F. BARNES. . BEVERLY F. BROWNE. ............FRANK KELLER. flop managers. John H. Pooi.K, Robert M. Bkck. Jr., Edward H. DkArmond, Hknrv C. Jewett, Cl. RENCE O. SlIKKRII.I.. i Walter H. Lee, Walter I). Smith, Jerome G. Pillow, George R. Spalding, 47Class Roll. BAIRD. GEORGE HATHAWAY ..............................Chicago. 111. BARNES, JOSEPH FAUNTLEROY............................Washington. D. C BECK. ROBERT M.. Jr............................Wickford, R. I. BERRY. JC.HX ANDERSON........................Hackensack. X. Y. BETTISON. WILLIAM REESE.......................Bowling Green. Ky. BOWER, NATHANIEL EPHRAIM..................................Danville, Pa. BREWSTER. ALDEN EARLEY...................................Dclafield, Wis. BRIGHAM, CLAUDE ERNEST........................New Albany, Inch BROWN. LEWIS, Jr.....................................Newport. R. I. BROWNE. BEVERLY FIELDING...................................Accomac. Ya. BROWNING, WILLIAM STACY .......................Brooklyn, X. Y BRYANT. ARTHUR HENRY......................................Hartford. Conn. BURNETr. CHARLES.......................................Carlinville. III. CANFIELD. EDWARD. Jr.........................Middletown. X. Y. CABLES. WILLIAM G )FF..................................Glasgow, Mo. CARLETON. GUY ELLIOT........................................Neosho, Mo. CLARK. FRANCIS WILLIAM.....................................Chicago. 111. COOLEY. WILLIAM MANLEY.......................................Romeo. Mich. COX. CREED FULTON...........................................Saddle. Ya. DE ARMOND. EDWARD HARRISON..................................Butler, Mo. I EE N, FRED LINDEN..................................Athens, Tex. DENT. ELLIOT JOHNSTONE .............................Brookland. I»a. DOUGHERTY. HENRY MICHAKI.........................New York City. EBY, CHARLES McHEXRY.......................................Newport. Pa. ENNIS. WILLIAM PEIRCE............................Washington. I). C. ENOS; COPLEY........................................Chaumont, N. Y. EURNTYAL, RICHARD.....................................Auburn. N. Y. GREGORY. DANIEL DIXON........................................Leora, Mo. GUTHRIE. WILLIAM LEO...........................Rocky Fort!. Col. HASKELL. WILLIAM XAFEW................................Albany. X. Y. HAYDEN. RALPH NOBLE...........................Floral Park, X. Y. HIGBEE. HERBERT GEORGE............................Independence. Ia. JEWETT, HENRY CLAY...................................Buffalo. X. Y. JOHNSTON. EDWARD NEELE....................................Portland, Ore. JORDAN, HARRY PIRDWHISTELI..................................Tacoma. Wash. 4«KELLER. ERAXK.............. KENT. GUV.................. KEYES, ALLEN COLLINS....... KNIGHT. CLARENCE HOLLISTER. LAHM. FRANK PURDY.......... LEE. WALTER HATCH.......... LYNCH, ARTHUR JAMES........ MANGUM. WILEY PETERS, |r... MAYBACH. ALFRED ALLEN...... MEYER. HENRY ADOLPHUS, |k.... MUELLER. EBERT HECKER..... MULLER. CARL HENRY......... NAYLOR. CHARLES JACOB...... OLIVER. PRINCE ALBERT...... PEACE. WILLIS C,RANDY...... PEARSX N. J HEX AL( NZ ). PEEK. ERNEST DICILMANN..... PIKE. EMORY JENISON........ PLATT. WILLIAM POISSON..... P( )LE, J BIN HUDS( N. PRATT. RAYMOND SILAS....... PRENTICE, J .M ES......... RIGGS, KERR TUNIS.......... ROBINSON, GORDON........... RUSSEL. GEORGE MOOR........ SHERRILL, CLARENCE OSBORNE.. SHINKLE, EDWARD MARSH...... SMITH. WALTER DRISCOI...... SMITH. WALTER HERBERT...... SPALDING, GEORGE REDFIELD__ STERLING, EDMUND KEARSLEY... SYMINGT N, JOHN.......... T ID BALL. WILLIAM......... TROXEL. ORLANDO COLLETTE ... WEST, EUGENE RAGLAND....... WILLIAMS. ARTHUR........... WILLING. WILDURR........... .. Farmington, Mo. ...Cheyenne, Wyo. .Minneapolis, Minn. ...Gainesville. Fla. ......Mansfield. O. .. .. Asheville. X. C. ... New York City. ... .Sherman. Tex. ........Dundee, O. ..Van Buren. Ark. ......Chicago. 111. .... Brenham. Tex. ...Philadelphia, Pa. ...Philadelphia, Pa. .....()xford, X. C. . . Lexington. Tcnn. ....Oshkosh. Wis. .....Sigourney. Ia.‘ Wilmington. N. C. .....Madison. Wis. . .Stillwater. Minn. ....Batavia. X. Y. .. .Cynthiana. Ky. .New Orleans. La. ..Plymouth, X. H. .....Newton. N. C. ... Higginsport. O. ..Cumberland. Md. . .Thomasville, Ga. .....Monroe. Mich. .... Detroit. Mich. ..Santa Fe. X. M. .. New York City. .....Abilene, Kan. .....Bellevue, Ya. .Connersville, Ind. . Hazlchurst. Mi s. 49June. i. 2. 3. Exams—last chance of I'. Wood's at 1901. 6. Field Day—1901 the whole thing. 7. 8. 9. (jetting ready for furlough—minutes seem like weeks. 10. Furlough at last—"those Cit clothes’ —and farewell to Otto llein. 12-17. Stay-hacks (bad boys) go on furlough. New York trembles—but stands the shock. 20. I loth I lower and Meyer engaged. "Nosey” Mueller making desperate efforts. 30. “I have the honor to state that my address for the month of August will he. etc.” July. Did not last long enough to record. August. 1. Last poll shows 65 out of a possible 75 engaged—and not counting repeaters. 6. Lower’s engaged for the third time: wonders why he had wasted so much time. 508. Itcvcrlv Browne lias learned to play golf. “Beverly is an amusin' little cuss." 24. The last night: “Forget you. love? As long as yonder moon, etc." 27. New York again. C lass supper. Last night of freedom. 28. Oh fateful day—“B-r-p.. throw away those disgraceful hats.” Hep! Hep! Hep! 30. Meyer wants to resign: says that he is wanted at home. September. 4. hirst introduction to Second Class, “snap." l ake off our caps to Pete and Sammy. 6. Second Class philosophy will be formed at 9.30. Ah-h-h!! 10. Football again. “Delenda est Annapolis." 12. Mever receives his 15th letter since coming back—Bettison a close second. 18. Kennedy Riggs risks those spider legs on the football field. Side lines crowded with anxious friends. 30. Dewey meets the corps. Poole wanted for a watch charm by admiring lady bystanders. )ctoi kk. 1. Large decrease in the number of stamp-orders: several reconsidered their determination to resign. 3. W illing states emphatically that his class-ring is in his trunk. 7. Act'g Sergt.-Major Caples performs at guard mounting—“A very poem of gracefulness.” 15. Brewster makes a noble plea for the cigarette: “Professor." lie says. "they won’t let me smoke a pipe; now what can a poor bov do?" 28. Poor Dougherty—broken leg— no hope for Annapolis game. "I know some one who will wear the West Point colors." November. 1. Introduced to 2d class horses: the introduction very touching. Dick Fur-nival and “Caff" Caples once more in their element. 15. Oh. the fickleness of man! Class poll shows but 10 remaining faithful to furlough vows. 24. Navy says. “Can you accommodate us with $300?" "Ay. ay. my lads, and raise you bv the same!" 5'"No. my lads; the ground wasn't too slippery for December. 2. The clay of all clays. you. we were. ’ 3. The clay after the game, lie heroes while you may, because you go to parade at 4 o’clock. 12. Second classmen bone “dis" for Xmas leaves. Hobby Beck says he knows where he’ll go if he gets a leave. 17. Copley Enos and Gep. Spalding leave the mess-halt at supper. 23. Xmas leaves. A breath of furlough and freedom. 25. Christmas everywhere but here. Even we partake of raisins and Huyler’s best. IAMAKY. 1. 2. 3. Examination soirees. Almost as had as plebe year. Fete showing vicious propensities. 10. Seem doomed to lose Jimmy and our Michigan lawyer. 13. W elcome our wanderers with open arms. Jimmy had a theory that they were only joking after all. 15. That wave motion! Could Fete have been right when he brought that out? 28. Leo Guthrie explains why lie wasn’t prepared in electricity lesson—has more trouble explaining it to his friends. February. 1. The Professor of Philosophy is warned against being too backward in lectures. 3. Pope Gregory discovered at 4.30 A. M. standing before the clothes-press, in attitude of rapt devotion—her picture. 14. Spoonoid’s celebrate their patron’s clay. '‘Matin’’ submits a permit for a holiday. 21. Granny advises first classmen not to get married on graduation leave! our Birdwhistell refuses to believe he is in earnest. 24. Hundreth night. Our "Navy’’ the scintillating star. 26. Observe Lent by giving up Granny for six weeks. The corps willing to sacrifice the remainder of the C. G. S. system. 27. Strike polarized light! Jimmy Prentice, as usual, refuses to believe it. 28. Billy in free hand. Oh. Mr. Naylor, I wish you wouldn’t make those frowsy, woozy, woolly looking lines. Take it and run for your life. 52March. i. Future Second C lassmen, Beware of Fete's seductive promises of lectures on Wave Motion. 15. Drill, drill, drill! 17. St. Patrick's day. begorrah! Michael Dougherty radiant. April. 1. ()ur day. We celebrate. 7. Squadron drills. 2d class snap (of which we have heard for 2 years.) 20. Buck Manus and Dick Furnival compete for honors on the plain. May. 1. Almost time to be dignified 1st classmen. Spoonoid's preparing for summer campaign. 15. Deign to give yearlings pointers about furlough. 30. June of onr 1st class ear at last. Farewell 1000." Only one year more. 5354s •T6AMLM8® 55m ;;Class Veil. Hur! Rah! Rah! Rah! Boom! Balcw! West Point! West Point! Nineteen Two! Class Color. Crimson. Officers. President........................................ BIRCH IE O. M AH A F FEY. Vice-President.....................................JAMES A. SHANNON. Secretary and Treasurer............................WILLIAM A. McCAIN. Athletic Representative............................ADAM F. CASAD. Hop managers. EDM I'M) L. Btn.i.. Frederic W. Hinrichs, Jr., John M. Giiikrt, 57 Pmr.ii H. Sheridan. Samuei. W. Robertson Francis F. Long lev.Class Roll ABBOT, STEPHEN.......... ALESHIRE. OLAN C........ ALLEN. CHARLES M........ HELL, JAMES F........... BLACK, FREDERICK F...... BOWER. DAVID II......... BOWLBV. HENRY I......... BROOKE. MARK............ BULL. EDMUND I.......... CARPENTER. WADE H....... CASAD, ADAM F........... CLEVELAND, JOHN C....... COOPER. HIRAM M......... COWLES, WILLIAM 11...... CRISSY. MYRON S......... DAN ES, WILLIAM M....... DEV ALL, JAMES W........ DOCKERY. ALBERT B....... DOYLE. JOHN R........... EDWARDS. WILLIAM W...... FOLEY. OSCAR............ FOSTER, VICTOR S........ FRANKENBERGKR. SAMUEL. FRAZIER. LAURENCE V..... LIBERT. JOHN M.......... ; )( DSPEED, NELS )N A. GRIFFITH, FREDERICK I).. Jr HANNUM. WARREN T........ HERR. JOHN K............ IIINRICHS. FREDERIC W.. Jr. HOBSON. JAMES M.. |r. HODGES. HARRY I......... ..........Hillsboro. III. .........La Harpe, 111. ..........Janesville. O. ............Roselle. Pa. .........Searsport. Me. ..Guthrie Centre. Iowa ............Crete. Neb. ......Philadelphia, Pa. ......New York. N. Y. .......Anderson, S. C. ..........Wichita. Kan. ............Linden. Ala. ...........Eastman, Ga. .....Washington, I). C. .......Bay City. Mich. ........... ugiista. Ga. West Baton Rouge. La. .......Hernando, Miss. ......Philadelphia. Pa. .......St. Charles. Mo. ...........Gallatin. Mo. .......I louston. Texas ... .Charleston, W. Va. ......Springville. VYis. .............Shaw. Miss. .........St. Albans, N't. ......Sacramento, Cal. .........Pottsville. Pa. .....Elemington, N. Y. .......Brooklyn, N. Y. ......Greensboro. Ala. ...........Norfolk. Va. 5 sJENNINGS. CHARLES H. .. KELLER. TRAUGOTT F. ... KRUMM. HERBERT ...... LINTON. RAYMOND A..... LONGLEY. FRANCIS F.... MAHAFFEY. BIRCH IE O... McCAIN. WILLIAM A..... McClellan, benjamin f. McGINNESS, JOHN R..... MILLER, BENJAMIN F.... MILLER. TROUP......... MITCHELL. HENRY E..... MITCHELL. WILLIAM A.... MORAN. EDWARD J....... MORRISON. WILLIAM F.... MUNR )E, J )HN E.... NELLY. HENRY M........ PEGRAM. JOHN C........ PERRY. CHARLES S...... PHILLIPS. BURT W...... RALSTON. ROBERT R..... REIIKOPF, NED B....... ROBERTSON. SAMUEL W. SCOTT, EDMOND M....... SHANN()N. JAMES A..... SHERIDAN, PHILIP II... SMITH. ANDREW ...... STEXENSON. WILLIAM L... STEWART. GILBERT II... STUBBS, JAMES B....... TAULP.EE. JOSEPH E.... rELF RD, CHARLES.... TERRELL. JOHN P....... TYLER. ORVILLE N...... ALLIANT. RIGBY D.... V ERN( N. STEPHEN B. WILLIAMS. WILLIAM IL... WILSON. WALTER K...... ZANE. EDMUND I........ ......Windham, Conn. ......New York. N. Y. ...........Columbus. O. .........Saginaw, Mich. .....Kalamazoo. Mich. Sulphur Springs, Texas- .......Carrollton. Miss. ...........Tallulah, La. ..........Cleveland, O. .......Washington. X'a. .............Macon. Ga. .... Washington. D. C. .........Columbus. Ga. ........Ercdonia. N. Y. .......Iowa City, Iowa ......Worcester. Mass. ... Parkersburg, W. X’a. .........Petersburg. X’a. ..........Sheldon. Iowa ..........Cleveland. O. ......Wilkinsburg. Pa. .....Des Moines, Iowa ........Xiuling. Mich. ..............Bath. Me. ..........Duluth. Minn. .....Washington. 1). C. ...........Waverly, Pa. ............Flint, Mich. ......Rochester, N. Y. ......Galveston. Texas .......White Oak. Kv. .......Bountiful. Utah ........Yonkers. N. Y. ........Baltimore. M L .......Pine Bluff, Ark. ........Syracuse, N. Y. .........Buffalo. N. Y. .......Nashville. Tenn. ... .San Francisco, CaL 59June. 5. Yearling slouches. 9. The new corps, visit the tank. 10. Camp; the spoonoids gird up their loins. 17. Saturday drills: we “wonder why” and find out when we have scaled the heights of Xo. 6. 20. Blankets called into requisition for seps and corps. 21. Our seps go on a tour of exploration: one in Kort Clinton ditch; the other heavenwards. 21. Sep. Edwards can't sleep o'nights. 29. VYe climb Cro’nest: Shafter receives a lesson in geography. 30. A wet night in “A” company. July. 1. I ke animals come one by one. Scraggy. 5. ()ur first 15. A. 7. “A” company can't find its boodle, to. The "Reveille gun” gets a few hours “previous." 11. The Navy arrives, also quarantine Xo. i. 6012. The Navy goes, but not the quarantine. 13. The “Reveille gun" gets a total absence. 15. The "tacs" distinguish themselves at parade. 16. ioat Corp., acting (). 1).. to "tac"—Turn out a report in 'T " company. 19. "R-r-r-u-p. Orderly sound the long roll, b-r-r-u-p.” 30. Free—The spoonoids make a bieak for the visitors’ seat August. 1. The powder disappears and the artillery park is heard iron 2. Quarantine Xo. 2. 7. Strange metamorphosis of powder into sugar. 8. The plebts indulge in a little target practice. Midnight inspection. 9. Lecture. "Never tire until commanded, and then only number of rounds indicated." 10. Free again. 11. W e exercise in the silent manual a little before retiring. We become proficient. Quarantine No. 3. 14. Hobson sits on the powder chest to keep the powder from going off. but does not succeed. 17. Peekskill: "A hot time in the old town." 18. The "hoodlums” have a falling out; they also fall out on ice cream. 22. Illumination. We show the Navy a thing or two: to be reported later. 28. The furlough men arrive. The plebes roost. 29. Rarracks, Yearling September and "Analyt." Sep temper. 1. "Pechols” begins to get in his good work: Wc renew our acquaintance with Monsieur Crapaud. "Men may come and men may go. But drills go on forever. ' 10. We try our hand at farming, under the supervision of Farmer Jens. 14. Overheard in Drawing Academy: "Oh Buggc spare that tree,” Touch not a single bough; I’ve made 2.01 for two weeks straight. I’m most deficient now.” 20. The Count is busted, but his chevrons are still in evidence. 30. Uncle George gets the Cadet fever—and a few million others do the same 61OCTOIIKR. I. A few less parades. Artillery drill. 15. We try on our riding trousers. 20. “Sish" Allen makes the time honored break and earns his sobriquet. November. 1. Our ‘‘Casey" “sawing wood" on the foot ball team. 5. The Math Dept, holds a little seance which is very successful: Thirteen men succumb to the Worm’s hypnotic influence. 7. Annapolis tries to back down—they have heard of Scraggy’s playing. 15. Chorus in bathroom. 3.15 P. M.. “()h listen to my tale of woe." 25. Fair visitor: “Why are those cadets walking so peculiarly? Are they plebes? He, a one striper, sadly. “Xo. they’re only yearlings." Dkcem iier. 1. The day before. 2. “Who said Halligan?" 3. The day after. “A wiser, but richer man." not so saith the proverb. 10. '1'he dis fiends see visions of Santa Claus. January. 1. Exams. The 1902 Pedestrian Club disbands for the present. 30. Hobson forgets to fall in with his company when on guard. February. 1. The Cadet Store unearths its full line of latest samples. “Recommended by Celt. Scott in '47." We order our blood stones and blue serges. 20. too days till June. The Sun gets a late. M VRClt. 1. The gym fiends boning muck. 15. The gym fiends boning gallery. The gentle Spring drill returneth. April. 1. Cowles writs a furlough song and attempts to sing it: Bump! Bump! Bump! On thy cold partition: Oh, C— I would that my tongue could utter The thoughts that arise in thee. 10. Instructor at sea coast to our handsome Sep: "Mr. E—. what would yon do if you saw that your shots were striking to the left of the target?" Sep E—. “Move the target to the left, sir." 6215- “Cadet Mahaffey would like to see Cadets Abbot and Zane at the Battery." May. 1-15. We spend most of our time trying on our “Cits." 25. “How nice those trunks look!" June. 1. First exams. W e bone gallery for the Board. 13. FURLOUGH. 6jv 65Class Veil. In Course of Preparation. Class Color. Royal Purple. Officers. President................................... Vice-President.............................. Secretary and Treasurer..................... Athletic Representative..................... QUINN GRAY. FREDERICK H. SMITH. I.HYI G. BROWN. PAUL D. BUNKER, flop managers. Julian L. Schley, Albert Gilmor, George L. Morrison. 67 Allan M. Pope. Grayson M. P. Murphy. Winn Blair.Class Roll. 9 ADAMS, LEWIS MILTON AHRENDS. ARTHUR EMMET.......... BAKER. SC TT................. BARLOW. STEPHEN MORRIS......... BENDELL. CORNELIUS STOCK MAR... BLAIR. WINN.................... B( )UGHT( N. R( HAND WALLACE.. BOWMAN. EVERETT NEWTON......... BO VI). CAR I.................. B )YERS. R )BERT EMLEN....... BRENSINGER. GEORGE FREDERICK.... BRINT( N. L )UIS ( SS. Jr..... BROWN. EDWARD ALOYSIUS......... BROWN. LEVI GALLOWAY........... BUNKER. PAUL I) ELMO NT........ BURTON. KENNETH EUGENE......... BUTLER, CLIFTON MORGAN......... CARRITHERS, TRUMAN WILLIAM..... CLARK. PAUL HENRY.............. COCHEU. GEORGE WILBUR.......... COLLEY, HENNING FERDINAND...... C )LLINS, )WEN GLENN........ COLVIN. WILLIAM M ECU LING..... COOKE. AMOS MOTT............... C )WAN, WILLIAM VIRGII......... DAVIS. MARION STUART........... DICE. LOUIS ROBINSON........... DOWNS. URIAH MARSTON........... DUNSTAN. I BERT PEEI........ FARMER. ELLERY................. FARNSWORTH. EDWARD ELLIS....... ......Detroit. Mich. ......Sunman. I net. .Columbia City. Inch ... New York.' N. Y. .......Oakland, Cal. .......Clayton, Ala. Traverse City, Mich. . ...Mt. Pleasant, la. ...... clairsville, Ga. ........Bellaire, O. .. .Jersey City. N. J. .... Philipsburg. Pa. ... Fall River. Mass. .......Tupilo, Miss. .....Taunton. Mass. .. Lake (icneva, Wis. .......Albany. Ore. .......Fairburv, 111. .......Chicago. 111. ..New York, N. Y. .....Forest City, la. .......Chicago, 111. . ...Mt. Pleasant, Pa. .......Denver, Col. .... Fort Jones. Cal. ... Louisburg, N. C. .....Portsmouth, O. ......Waterville. O. ....Hancock, Mich. .....Lagrange. Mo. .........Lynn. Mass 68FARXIM. FRANCIS HAMILTON .... FISKE, HAROLD CHAM BERLAYXE. FRANKLIN, h )HN FR YNCIS............... GALLAGHER. WALTER VINCENT .. GARBER. MAX BRUCE...................... C,ASTON. JESSE......................... GILM )R, ALBERT....................... GIMPERLING. THOMAS NORTON .. GLASS. RALPH RIGBY..................... GOUGH. ROGER DONALD.................... GOULD. JAMES McCLURE................... GRAHAM! EPHRAIM FOSTER................. GRANT. ULYSSES S.. 3d.................. GRAY, QUINN............................ GREGORY. KEITH SUMNER ................. GREY, BENJAMIN EDWARD.................. GRIER. HARRY SURGISSON................. GRIE ES. LOREN CHESTER................ GUILD. GEORGE REN DEI.................. HARRELL. WILLIAM FRANKLIN ... H A VV KIN S. IL I T) R1) J U DSO N. HAWLEY. HARRY.......................... HILL, B YD ALM ( N.... HINKLE. FRANCIS MAURICE................ HODGES, CAMPBELL BLACKSHEAR HO FFM A N. CC) R BI 'I STRIC K LA ND.. II( RT()N. WILLIAM HERBERT............. IK )WARD. STUART AINSLEE............... HOWZE. MARION WILLIAM ................. HOYT. CHARLES SHERMAN.................. HUNT. ELVID............................ IGLESIAS. LUIS......................... J( HNS )N, HUGH SAMUEI............... JONES. CLIFFORD........................ JONES, JAMES SUMNER.................... KENSEL, FREDERK........................ KILBOURNE. HARRY SAYLES................ KUNZIG. LOUIS ALBERT................... LAURSOX. EMIL PETER.................... LEEDS. CH ARLES TILEST( .X............ ........Norristown, Pa. .....Schenectady. N. Y. ........Dandridge. Tcnn. .........Brooklyn. N. Y. .......Marble Rock. Ia. .......Blackburg. S. C. .........Baltimore. Mil. ..............Dayton. (). .............Bangor. Me. .........Boonville. Ind. ..........Albany, N. Y. .......Pine wood, Tenn. .......New York. X. Y. ............Waco. Texas ........Waterloo. X. Y. ........Dade City, Fla. ..........Alleghany. Pa. ............Ionia. Mich. ......Plattsmouth. Neb. ...........Marion. S. C. . .South Norwalk. Conn. .............Troy. X. Y. ...........Belviderc. 111. .......South Bend. Ind. ............Rust on. La. .......Mickelton, X. J. ........Memphis, Tenn. ........Brooklyn. X. Y. ........Springville. Ala. .....Washington. I). C. .....Gloversville, X. Y. .. .San Jose. Costa Rica ............Alva. Oklah. ............Norcross. (ia. ......Wheeling. W. Ya. WcstsotnmerviJlc, Mass. ......New York. X. Y. ...........Altoona. Pa. .......Mitchell. S. Dak. ...........Newton. Mass. 69LOOMIS. MASON WALTER............. LYNCH. GEORGE ARTHUR............. I.Y.W. CLARK..................... LYON. ROBERT MORGAN.............. MacARTHUR. DOUGLAS............... MACK. JACOB ARTHUR............... MADDOX. GEORGE WAS 111 X( iT( )N. MADISON. IRVING MONROE........... MARS. JAMES ANDREW............... McCROSKEY, BENJAMIN BARRATT...... Me K 11 !. JOHN WILLIAM.......... MEEKISON, ALEXANDER BRUCE ....... MILTON. ALEXANDER MORTIMEP ...... M )NT(lOM ER Y. JOl IN CARTER.... MOORE. CHARLES BEATTY............ MOORE. RICHARD CURTIS............ MORRISON. GEORGE LYNN............ MOTLOW. WILLIAM GOOD LETT........ MURLIIY. GRAYSON M ALLET-PREVOST... MURPHY. JOHN JOSEPH.............. NELSON. GEORGE EDGAR............. NICHOLAS. WILLIAM MORSE.......... OLDHAM. EDWARD LINDSAY........... PARKER. SAM WINTER............... ....Sycamore, III. .... Blairstown, Ia. ......Chicago. 111. .. . I luron, S. I )ak. .. Milwaukee. Wis. . ()rangeburg, S. C. .. .Owentown. Kv. ... A )sakis, Minn. ____Galesburg. 111. .... I Iollister. Cal. .....Ashland. Wis. .....Napoleon. O. ____Hamilton, a. Elizabethtown. Kv. ..Texarkana, Ark. ... .California. Mo. ... West Point. Ya. . Lynchburg. Tenn. ..Philadelphia, Pa. .New York. X. Y. .... Derby line, Yt. .. .San Mateo. Cal. .....Ripley, Tenn. ... Abilene, Texas. PATTERSON. CHARLES HERMAN.............................Harrisburg, Pa. PENDLETON. ALEXANDER GARLAND. Jr.................Globe. Ariz. PERSONS, ARCHIE LEE...............................Arkansas, Wis. PHIPPS, FRANK HUNTINGTON. Jr......................New York, X. Y. PONTE. ANDRES FLO RENTIN’O DE..................Caracas. Venezuela POPE. ALLAN M ELY I LI..............................Boston. Mass. P )VVERS. REYNOLDS JAMES.........................Tuscaloosa. Ala. PRESTON, HOMER XEILI......................................Luveme. Minn. QUARLES, ROBERT EDWARD...................................Paducah, Kv. RISTIXE, BEN FRAZER.........................Crawfordsville, I ml. ROBISON,. ROBERT LIXXACUS............................Omaha. Neb. RODMAN. WILEY CROOM.............................Washington. X. C. ROSE, WILIAM HENRY........................................Refton, Pa. R( JZELLE. GEORGE FRANCIS. Jr........................Little Rock. Ark. SAMUELSON. LEO ISRAEL...................................Marshall. Texas SCHLEY. JULIAN LARCOMBE.................................Savannah. Ga. 70SELERI DOE. THOMAS KT1 iOLEX............... S K • E R SO X. C M A R L ES I-RANK LI X. SMXYDER. FREDERICK ERNEST.................. SMITH. CI IA RLES EERGCSC)X....... SMITH. FREDERICK HARRISON......... SMITH. MANASSEII. Jr.............. SX( )RE. CHARLES I K ) VARI)...... ST. Al’KIN. ALEXANDRE LOCKS LANDRY DE SCLZER. CHARLES ACOCSTCS.......... TAYLOR. RECKEN CHAPMAN............ TCRTLE. LEWIS....................... TYLER MAX CLAYTON................... CI’HAM. JOHN S( )UTHW( RTH.......... VAN NATTA. THOMAS FRALEY, !u........ WARREN. FREDERICK SAILLY.!.......... WHITE. ANDREW JACKSON............... WILLIAMS. FERDINAND................. WILSO N. A RTI IC R I IA R RI SO N.. Wl.MISERLY, ALBERT COCRTNEY......... WINEREE. STEPHEN WILSON............. WCEST. JACOB WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK YOCNC. HENRY ALLEN.................. ZELL. EDWARD MARIE ... .San Francisco. Cal. ............Chicago, 111. .............Easton. Pa. . . . Walla Walla. Wash. ...............Troy. O. ..........Portland, Me. North Manchester. I ml. .....New Orleans. La. .....New York. X. Y. .......Huntsville. Ala. ... .Washington. D. C. .......Fargo. X. Dak. .....Los Angeles. Cal. .......St. Joseph. Mo. .....Plattsburg. X. Y. ____Chainberslntrg, Pa. ........Baltimore. Md. .......Springfield. 111. .....Jeffersonville, (ia. ........Salisbury, Mo. ........Cincinnati, O. ... Independence. Kan. .........(Jrange. X. J. 7 Jink. 6. About 11 A. M. wc report at West Point prepared to direct the future of the Military Academy. 6 1'. M. We have unanimously decided that it would he better, perhaps, to let the institution run along in the same old way. We are largely aided in reaching this decision by several cadet officers who have kindly decided to live in Barracks with us. 7. We are forced to confess “All is not gold that glitters." 13. L'nsuccessful candidates regain their liberty: ”Oh. Jack. I envy you. I envy you. Jack, yes 1 do.” 14. We are sworn in with appropriate ceremonies. The corps is turned out to witness it and does some swearing too. 1. We report for duty in camp. Weather extremely bracing. Yearlings receive us with demonstrations of joy 2. ()h! for home and Mother! 4. We go on guard—ghosts! 18. We hold a class meeting to decide the question « f hazing, and invite the Commandant and Superintendent to attend. The upper class men show some signs of interest. “I wonder why. I wonder why.” Aftermath----------------???!!!---------? (—) — ? whew! 7224. We celebrate the night by firing a fusillade at the stars. The tactical department further commemorates the occasion next clay. "The way of the transgressor is hard." August. 8. Another celebration. 17. Practice march to Peekskill. We give a practical illustration to the tactical department of the correct way to pitch camp. 20. We decorate camp in honor of the arrival of “The Annapolis.'" 21. We take the "Middies" into camp for the first, but not for the last time. (See Franklin Field. December 2d.) 23. “Seps" report with intention of taking West Point by storm. They soon learn "the report is a mistake." 28. Arrival of 2d class from furlough. We welcome them with appropriate ceremonies—chins, shoulders, etc. September. 1. Wc are convinced of the fact that there is no royal road to knowledge. November. 4. hirst snow. "Seps" suddenly acquire a fierce antipathy for snow in any shape or form. Decem her. 2. 17-5. Hovers, Hunker. Farnsworth. Zell. These names speak for them- selves. January. 1. hirst skirmish with Academic Hoard. Flevcn fall in the struggle. "The good die young." February. 28. Having found Davies’ Hourdon entirely too elementary for the cultured mind of the cadet, we decide, with the approval of the Academic Hoard and the Secretary of War. that future classes shall sip the cup of knowledge as held out by C. Smith. March. 10. Second skirmish with Academic Hoard. A few more victims. 15. We become tired of dead-beating and inform tactical department of same. Drills begin at once. 73April. We do nothing but “bone.” “brace.” and “b-ache;“ first “bone then “brace,” then both, and “b-ache” all the time. Junk. i. Third skirmish with Academic Hoard. An armistice is declared until next September. 12. The ist class steps down and out. We bid good-by to bracing and prepare to paint West Point a brilliant shade of red. 74 757677Cbe Dialectic Society. Officers. President .....................................................GEORGE B. PILLSBURY Vice-President ...............................................CLARENCE O. SHERRILL Secretary.........................................................JOHN K. HERR fiistorv. MTAPPY is the society that has no history; unhappily the Dialectic Society has one. Born of the intense desire to improve the mind and voice that B possessed the ardent youth of some decades ago, it had its varied ups and downs, constitutions and by-laws,, until at last it evolved into one of the best of good things—a room for good-fellowship, laughter and fun; and then it fell, and fallen it remains. Possibly one of the most pleasant memories that the members of the present graduating class will retain, is the good old hall where, after a tiring day. we gathered and with song and laughter offered up abundant incense to that benevolent deity. Nicotine. There we could forget, for a short half hour, the net of regulations that is closed around us. We surely did not need a new reading room. Put the reading room came, and drove before it the gathering place of good old times. And now with coldblooded regularity comes the day for each first classman when he must shut himself from the world and, as “Cadet Librarian.” see that the good old times do not return. Let us hope that some bright day in the future our successors may regain the opportunity to enjoy the hall. 7«young men’s Christian Association. KSTA HI.ISM KI 1880. Officers for Year ending April 1st, 1000. President.......................................... jr MITCHELL. 1900 Vice-President ....................................CHAS. IIURXETT. 1901 Corresponding Secretary......................F. y, HIXRICHS. Jr.. 1902 Recording Secretary....................................W. K. WILSON . 1902 fiistory. BEFORE 1880. there were religious meetings, among the cadets, known as Cadet Prayer Meetings, but not until that date was the V. M. C. A. officially organized. Edward H. Catlin. now in the 2d Artillery, was its first president. Since its organization, the V. M. C. A. has grown steadily and at present nearly every cadet in the corps is an associate member. The average attendance at the semi-weekly meetings during the last year was 43. Among those who addressed the association during the year were: Gen. Howard. Prof. Michie. Prof. Tillman. Col. Bacon. Lieut. Barnuni. Lieut. Hearn. Rev. Father O’Keefe. Rev. Dr. Talmage. Rev. Dr. Vandenvatcr. Rev. Mr. Shipman. Rev. Mr. Steele. I . S. X.. Rev. Mr. Barron. Mr. Hicks, Mr. Goodman and Mr. Gleason. An appropriation of $400 was used in refurnishing Kendrick Hall so that now the hall presents quite an attractive appearance. 79Although the )pportunitics for Artistic study are limited, there are Some who have faithfully followed the Precepts of the Wise and Good Professor, and. eschewing Piddling Lines. Codfish Drawing, and Rotten. Worm Eaten Work, have arrived at the lofty Goal of their Ambitions. The Humble Editors of this volume are Pleased to acknowledge the Assistance they have received from the Members of this Club. motto. "It's pretty, but is it Art?” Executive Committee. R. E. WOOD. P. K. BRICE. R. M. THOMAS. members. C. R. LAWSON. L. W. PR I XT Y, S. R. GLEAYES, A. E. BREWSTER, V. L, S. ROCKWELL. W. G. CAPI.ES. So J. M. HOBSON. O. FOLEY, II. M. CO )PER.Bachelor’s Club. V “ Now I aren’t no ’and with the ladies. For, taking ’em all along. Yon never can tell till yon 'vc tried ’em, And then you arc like to he wrong." Organized September i. 1898; dissolved May 3. 1899. Reorganized May 4. 1899: dissolved December 23. 1899. Reorganized December 26. 1899. and various and sundry other times. Officers. Thrice Recreant President...........................K. M. ADAMS. Ever Faithful High Priest......................... Y. P. STOKEY. members. E. M. ADAMS. VY. P. STOKEY. Black Balled members. G. B. COMLY, UPTON BIRXIE.Jr., J. A. BAER, S. R. CLEAVES. Candidate. L. S. MOREY. 81“ Then a health (let us drink it in whispers To our wholly unauthorised horde.” first Class. EDWARD M. ADAMS. WALTER S. (IRANT, JOSEPH A. BAER, GEORGE B. IMLLSBl’RY. WILLIS V. MORRIS. ROBERT K. JACKS! N EDWIN G. DAMS. CH ARLES L. J. ER( )l I WITTER. LTTON BIRNIE. Jr.. GUSTAVE R. LL KESII. CHARLES M. WESSON. ERNEST E. ALLEN. CLARENCE DEEMS. Jr.. WILLIAM l STOKEV. Second Class. CLARENCE o. SHERRILL. ARTHCR WILLIAMS. WILLIAM I ENNIS. RAYMONDS. PRATT, GCY KENT. third Class. ORVILLE N. TYLER. BIRCH IE O. MAHAFFEY. RIGBY I). YAI.LIANT. 82fraternities Represented in the Corps. Alpha Delta Phi, v a +. EmVAkl,M.AI)AMS.-o°.......................Johns Hopkins KOUKUI F. JACKSON, oo..........................Wesleyan Alpha Cau Delta, v r a. FREDERICK I . BLACK. 02........... WALTER V. GALLAGHER. 03........... Beta Cheta Pi. u » 11. I’niv. of Maine ........Cornell JOHN WATSON, ‘oo.. ALLEN C. KEYES. 01.... EMORY J. PIKE. 01. RICHARD C. MO(IRK. 03 HEN F. RI STINE. 03. ......t’niv. of Kansas .... I’niv. of Minnesota .......Iowa Wesleyan .. .Westminster College ......Wabash College Delta K PPa Epsilon. WILEY C. RODMAN. 03.............. A. K. K. ....Cniv. uf North Carolina GEORGE 15. Delta Cau Delta, a. t. a. 1'ILLSKCRY, 00.......................Mass. Institute Technology Delta Upsilon. HAROLD C. FISKE, 03......... FREDERICK E. SHNYDER, '03... A. V. ......Union College ............Lafayette Delta Phi, a. . ULYSSES S. GRANT 30. 03......... .. .Columbia Delta Psi, a +. JULIAN A. BENJAMIN. 00......... EDMUND K. STERLING, 01......... WILDURK WILLING. 01............ 3 ...........Columbia .............Trinity I’niv. of MississippiChela Delta Chi, » a x. JOSEPH F. BARNES, oi....................Columbia L’niv. ELLIOT J. DENT.’oI.......................Columbia Cniv. Cheta Chi, ox. NELSON A. MOODSPEED, ’02..................Norwich Cniv. Kappa Alpha, K . (Southern . JAMES . 1) EX’ALL, 02................State Cniv. of Louisiana JAMES M. HOBSON. Jr., '02........................Southern Cniv. Kappa Sigma, k 2. RltiBY I). ALLIAXT. 02......................Cniv. of Arkansas GEORGE E. NELSON, ’03.........................Cniv. of Vermont PI Delia Kappa. 11 a k. 11.1.1 M (i. CAPLES. ’01....................Pritchett College Sigma Alpha Epsilon, s k. PKESLEX K. BRICE, ‘00...........................Erskine College ARTHCR H. BRVANT, '01....................................Trinity I ELI AM A. Ml ICHELL, 02.............Alabama Polytechnic Ins. MARION . HOWZE, ‘03..........................Cniv. of Georgia REYN( LDS J. P( ) ’ERS, 03....................Cniv. of Alabama Sigma Du, 1 . WILLIAM F. MORRISON. 02...............Cniv. of Iowa WINN BLAIR. 03......................Cniv. of Alabama Sigma Rho, 1 1 . R( )BER'I P. DC.NS TAN. 03............Michigan College of Mining Sigma Chi, 1 x. C HARLES McH. EBY, '01.....................Pennsylvania State College WILLIS (I. PEACE, 01...........................Cniv. of North Carolina HENRY M. NELLY, 01................................West Virginia Cniv. Phi Gamma Delta, + r a. LOVIS SOLELIAC. Jr.. 01............................Lehigh JOHN K. HERR, 02.................................Lafayette 84Phi Delta Cbeta, «». JAMES F. DELL. ’02...................Washington Jefferson FREDERIC W. HINRICHS, Jr.. 02...................... Columbia WILLIAM A. McCAIX. 02..................t'niv. of Mississippi Phi Kappa Psi, k +. NED B. REHKOPF. ’02.........................Univ. of Iowa Chi Psi, x ♦ . EDWARD X. JOHXSTOX. ‘01....................Lcland Stanford Psi Upsilon, + r. WILLIAM M. NICHOLS, 03...............................Trinity •w” 5Colleges and Universities Represented in the Corps. Albany College, 01..................... Agricultural and Mechanical. ’99....... Alabama Polytechnic Institute, ’98.... Blackburn University. ’98.............. Buchtel College. '98................... 15. V. College. ‘94.................... Carleton College. '97.................. Case School of Applied Science. ’99... Chicago University, ’97................ Cincinnati Institute of Technology. ‘94. City College of New York, ’02.......... College of Charleston. 99............. Columbia, ’98.......................... Columbia, '99.......................... Columbia, ‘02.......................... Columbian University. 98............... Columbian University, ’99.............. Cornell. 97............................ Cornell. ’01...........................- Cornell. ’02........................... Cornell. '02........................... Colorado Agricultural College, ’98.... Clemson College. '96................... Dakota University. '01................. Krskine College. '97................... (Ilenrose College. '97................. Grand River College. ’00............... Harvard, ’99........................... Haverford. 96.......................... Haverford. 00......................... Hendrix College, ’98................... ......Clifton M. Butler. 03 .........Levi G. Brown. 03 ...William A. Mitchell. 02 ........Charles Burnett. ot ...Gustave R. Lukesh, ’00 ......Edwin (I. Davis. 00 . .Gilbert A. Youngberg. '00 ......Burt W. Phillips. 02 .... Francis I Longley, '02 .......Frank S. Bowen. 00 .... William i. Motlow, 03 .....Edmund M. Rhett. 00 ....Julian A. Benjamin. ’00 Fred. YV. Hinrichs, Jr.. 02 .... Ulysses S. Irant 3d, 03 .....Joseph F. Barnes, ’01 .........Elliott J. Dent. 01 ..........Copley Enos, ‘ot .....Edward J. Moran. ’02 . .. Walter V. (lallagher. 03 .... Wilford J. 1 lawkins, ’03 ....William L. Guthrie. ’01 .... Wade 11. Carpenter. '02 ......Emil P. Laurson. 93 ......Pressley K. Brice, '00 ......Dennis II. Currie. '01 ..........Oscar Foley, o2 ....Charles R. Lawson. 00 ..........Mark Brooke, 02 .Grayson M. P. Murphy, ’03 .....C harles F. Martin, ’00 86Hillsdale College. 96.............................Jay P. Hopkins. Iowa State Agricultural College. 95.................Frank I . Amos, Iowa Wesleyan. '98............................................Emory J. Pike. Johns Hopkins Cniversity. '97......................Edward M. Adams, Knox College, ’99..............................................James A. Mars. Lafayette, 99.................................................John K. llerr. Lafayette. ’99..............................Frederick E. Slmyder. LaGrangc College, 01.........................................Ellery Farmer. Lehigh, ’97.................................................William Tidball. Lehigh, 98.......................................Lous Soleliac. Jr.. Leland Stanford. Jr., Cniversity. ' S.........Edward X. Johnston, Leland Stanford. Jr.. Cniversity. 01.........Beniamin B. McCrosky. Licce de Costa Rica, ‘97.......................................Luis Iglesias. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘98.....George 15. Pillsbury, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. oo..................Charles T. Leeds. Marion College. 97...........................................Arthur Williams. Michigan College of Mining. 00.....................Robert P. Dunstan. Mississippi College, ‘98....................Samuel W. Robertson. Nevada State Cniversity. ‘98..................Stanley B. Hamilton. Norwich Cniversity. ’98........................Nelson A. (ioodspeed. Ogden College. ’96.............................W illiam R. Bettison. Ohio Wesleyan. 02..................................Jirah M. Downs, Ohio State Cniversity, 98........................Herbert . Krunim. Ottawa College. '99.............................James 1’. Robinson. Pennsylvania State College. '96...................Charles Mel I. Eby, Pritchett College, ’95............................William (I. Caples. St. Edward's College.'97.............................Carl 11. Miller. St. Francis Xavier. ’98..........................Traugott F. Keller. St. John’s College, '97............................Walter I). Smith. St. John's College, 00.........................Ferdinand Williams. Southern Cniversity. '98.....................James M. Hobson. Jr.. State Cniversity of Louisiana. ’99..................James W. Devall. Trinity (Hartford. Conn.). '99....................................Edmund K. Sterling. Trinity (Hartford. Conn.), '00................................... rthur 11. Bryant. Trinity (Hartford, Conn.). 01.....................................William M. Nichols. Trinity College ( Durham. X. C.J. ’97............Clarence ( . Sherrill. Cnion, ’01.......................................1 Iarold C. Eiske, C. S. Naval Academy. 97..........................Charles J. Naylor. C. S. Naval Academy, '99......................Everett X. Bowman. C. S. Naval Academy. 00..........................Benjamin F. Miller. 00 00 01 00 03 02 03 03 01 O! Ot 03 °3 '00 '03 ’01 03 02 '00 02 'Ol 03 02 00 OI ’01 01 ’02 oi 03 ’02 02 01 OI 03 ’01 03 01 03 ‘02 87University of Alabama. ’99........ University of Alabama. ’00........ University of Arkansas. ’01....... University of Georgia, 99......... University of Illinois, ' 8...... University of Iowa, 00............ University of Iowa. 00........... University of Iowa. oo........... University of Kansas, ’96......... University of Kansas. ‘96......... University of Kansas. ’97......... University of Kansas. '99......... University of Maine. '96.......... University of Maine. 01........... University of Maine. 01........... University of Michigan. 99....... University of Michigan. 00........ University of Michigan, 01........ University of Minnesota. ’99...... University of Minnesota. 00....... University of Mississippi. '98.... University of Mississippi. 99.... University of North Carolina. ’98.. University of North Carolina. ’99.. University of Nebraska. '97....... University of Nebraska. 99........ University of Nebraska, ’02....... University of Pennsylvania. 95... University of Pennsylvania. '98... University of Pennsylvania. '99... University of Pennsylvania. ’00. .. . I niversity of Texas. 00.......... University of Tennessee. ’ 9..... University of Tennessee, 98...... University of Vermont. 01......... University of Wisconsin. 02....... Wabash College, 99............... Wake Forest College. ’99.......... Washburn College. '96............. Washington and Jefferson. ’98.... ........Reynolds J. Powers, ’03 ...............Winn Blair. '03 ...........Rigby I.). Yalliant. '02 ..........Marion W. Howzc. 03 ..Archibald II. Sunderland. 00 ......William F. Morrison, '02 ............Ned P . Rehkopf, 02 ..........George A. Lynch, 03 .............John Watson, ’00 .........Leonard W. I’runty. ’01 ...........Francis A. Pope. '00 ........James P. Robinson, ’00 ........Frederick F. Black, ’02 ........John R. McGinncss. 02 ............Ralph R. Glass, ’03 ............Guy F. Carleton. oi .............Louis R. Dice. ’03 .........Charles F. Severson. '03 .......Raymond S. Pratt. 01 .............Allen C. Keyes. 01 ...........Wildurr Willing. ot ........William A. McCain. '02 ............Willis (i. Peace, ’01 ...........Wiley C. Rodman. 03 .............lay P. I lopkins. ’oo .......I lenry L. Bowlby. 01 ..........Robert L. Robison. 03 ............John McManus. ‘00 ......Henry M. Dougherty, '01 ..............Mark Brooke, ’02 .............John R. I )oyle, '02 ..............Fred L. been. ’01 ............John A. Pearson. 01 ............Charles Telford. 02 ..........George K. Nelson. 03 ..............Max C. Tyler. 03 ...........Ben. F. Ristine. 03 ..............Jesse Gaston. ’03 .......Leonard W. Pruntv, 01 ..............James F. Bell. 02 ssWashington ami Jefferson, 01........... Washington University. '01............... Wesleyan, ’98........................... Western University of Pennsylvania. 00 Westminster College. ’00................ West Virginia University, 99............ West V irginia University. 01........... Whitman College, 02.................... Yale, oi S............................. .......James S. Jones, 03 .. William W. Edwards, ’02 .... Robert F. Jackson, ’00 ... Robert R. Ralston. '02 .....Richard C. Moore. 03 ......I lenry M. Nelly. 02 Samuel Frankenbcrger, ’02 .....Charles F. Smith. 03 .. Frank H. Phipps, Jr.. ’03 Eighty-three colleges represented. In 1900...................... In 1901 .................... In 1902 .................... In 1903 .................... 20 men 29 men 30 men 37 men Total 116 men 89President. PROF. EDGERTON. Vice-President. CAPT. ADAMS. Treasurer, CA PT. CA M ER ) N. Secretary. 1 .T. 11AZZA R D. Football Representative. LT. DAVIS. Baseball Representative. LT. JERYEY. Tennis Representative. LT. LANDERS. Representative for General Athletics. MR. KOEHLER. Cadet Whittle Association. President. MORRIS, igoo. Vice-President, LAMM. 1901. Secretary ami Treasurer. CASA I), 1902. Class Representatives. DOYLE. 1 goo: KELLER, igoi: CASAD. 1902; BUNKER. 1903. go PWCCOKDIX(J to all testimony the Corps of to-day lifTc rs materially from that of twenty years ago. )pinions vary as to benefits derived from most J I of tlie changes time has brought, but all are agreed that the progress made in athletics is entirely for the best good of the Corps. It would probably be hard for 11s to-day. with our well-equipped gymnasium, indoor meets, field days, tennis tournaments, and football and baseball games to realize the condition of the cadet of bygone days. Imagine spinning tops or playing marbles as among the amusements of the Corps. Vet unless tradition errs, such was the case, and there was a total absence of athletics, as we understand the term, in the Corps. It would be quite impossible to realize what our athletic sports mean to us now unless we were to be suddenly deprived of them. Aside from the direct benefits derived in raising the physical standard and promoting a love of healthy sport, they constitute a feature of enjoyment in cadet life (none too varied at best) that it would be hard to replace. What would autumn, with its long lessons and wearisome drills, be. were it not for the relaxation afforded by the Saturday football games? Every cadet, whether participant or spectator, cannot but feel the greatest interest in their results. After the football season vomes the Indoor Meet, something to break the monotony of the winter months. In the spring, baseball and the field day events furnish openings for lovers of sport, while tennis and golf attract their devotees during the summer months. So goes the year. In all branches of athletics there is a promising outlook for the future. Interest in them grows in the Corps every year, and is encouraged bv the co-operation and support of the officers. No institution can he prouder of its clean record than ours, for it is untarnished. In this regard we hold an enviable reputation, and it should always be upheld by the Corps, individually and collectively. 'Hie Academy may at times suffer defeat at the hands of outside teams, but it shall always be our pleasure in the future, as it has been in the past, to know that, whether defeated or victorious, we have fought a fair fight and have taken a firm, stand for open, manly contests. 9 Toot Ball team. DKCRMBKR 2. V Full Hack.....................................JACKSON. 1900 Left Half.......................................CLARK. 1901 Right Half....................................CASA I). . 2 Quarter........................................WESSON. .900 Center.....................................BETTI SON. ,90. Right Guard................................... BOYERS. 190. Left Guard.................................HO I KINS. .900 Right Tackle................................. BUNKER. 190.1 Left Tackle................................FARNSWORTH. .903 Right End.....................................BURNETT. .90. Left End................................D SMITH. .90.. Substitutes. ZELL. 1903: ENOS. 1901: NELLY. 1901; ROCKWELL. 1900 Captain. V D. SMITH kjoi. manager. E. M. ADAMS. 1900. 93Toot Ball in ninety=nine. ¥ The football season «»f ninety-nine opened rather unfavorably for West Point, so far as trained players were concerned- Of all the strong players that had played on our team in the preceding year only three remained. It was well known that there was a great deal of undeveloped football material in the Corps, but whether or not it could be brought out in time to be of value was uncertain. It was hoped, too, that the new fourth class would bring us some good men whom a little training would put in shape for active work, but this way of getting men can never be much relied upon at W est Point, and so we began the season with poor prospects of winning many of the games we had arranged to play. Hut the true spirit of amateur sport which exists in the Corps worked wonders and the desire to excel, to maintain the high standing we had won, brought out the largest number of candidates ever seen upon our field. The weeding-out process was soon begun and reduced this number greatly, but enough remained to furnish four full teams throughout the entire season. I'he first game of the season was played ctober 2d, with I lifts. 1 hough a good score was rolled up in very short halves, and the individual work of some of the men. noticeably that of Jackson, was excellent, yet the newness of the team was apparent, also its lack of team-work. The next Saturday. Pennsylvania State, a small college, won from us. 6-o. A good deal of hard luck entered as a factor in this game. for. not once, but several times did we cotne very near crossing their goal line: still the hard fact remains that we didn't and that we were beaten. Rockwell made a fine run on a trick and (Hade did good defensive work. ur loss in Romeyn was fully revealed to us in this game, for we showed up very weak in kicking. Smith s leg had begun to trouble him and he was unable to play in anything like his old time form. Some radical changes were made during the following week. Ennis was changed to full-back. Farnsworth replaced Boyers at tackle, and Hopkins and (ioodspeed were placed as guards. The next Saturday seemed to show the wisdom of these changes, for the team put up a very creditable showing against Harvard. Above all. the line, previously the greatest source of weakness, showed unexpected strength. Harvard was held three or four times for downs in the vicinity of W est Point’s io-yard line. This was no small achievement, considering the strength of theHarvard team, acknowledged then the best in tltc country. ur hopes, which had soared as a result of the Harvard game, received a rude shock when, in the next game, we met Princeton. The score was 23-0 against ns. The line was broken through at will, and W est Point was outplayed at all points. Knnis, Smith and Keller were all so much injured they could scarcely walk, while (Hade and bar ns worth were in hardly any better shape. The game with Dartmouth was an exciting one and furnished the first victory in four weeks. Dougherty was put in at full-back and Nelly at half. Both did excellent work, and Dougherty made a brilliant tackle which cut off a sure touch-down. Yale came next on the list and rolled up the biggest score of the season against us. 24-0. The first half was close and exciting and Yale scored but one touch-down. In the second. West Point seemed to go to pieces and three more were made in rapid succession. The next week’s practice was very encouraging and. though Knnis was unable to play at all and Keller for but one half, we expected to put up a g«x d fight against Columbia. The corps turned out in force and cheered until it was hoarse. Columbia also sent up a big delegation of rooters, and they. too. cheered lustily and. seemingly, to better effect. West Point was unable to score, but had nothing to be ashamed of. for her opponent's team was older, heavier and much more experienced than our own. They, too. were held for downs again and again near West Point’s goal line. Bettison outdid himself against Wright, a veritable giant. Syracuse was played the following Saturday and defeated. Wesson was easily the star of this game, making a wonderful 100-yard run, after catching the ball from the kick-off. Bunker, too. distinguished himself. The smallness of the score was somewhat of a disappointment although Syracuse had a strong team. With the Syracuse game, the regular season was ended, although a game was played with Fordham afterwards. Front this on. our energies were devoted to preparing for the Annapolis game, with what result every one knows. Our hard schedule and many defeats turned out to be blessings in disguise. 95Viewed from the standard of preceding years, the season of ‘V was by no means a success, hut when all circumstances are taken into consideration, it is one to he proud of. Considering the fact that almost all the men were new. and that our schedule was such a hard one the results were not surprising and ought not to have been disappointing. Moreover the future holds out the fairest prospects and the season of " 1900" ought to he a record breaker. The line next year will be a veteran one. and although Wesson. (Hade, Hopkins and Rockwell go. there will be others just as good to till their places. Casad, Clark. Herr. Bunker and Farnsworth all played with the first team for the first time this year and all show great promise. The three veterans. Uet-tison. Ennis and Smith, will all be on hand. In closing, a won I must be said about the scrubs. No West Point scrub team ever distinguished itself like the one of this season, ami none ever had such a round of victories. Cnder the able leadership of Sterling they triumphed every time and secured some glory at least as a recompense for their efforts to add to the success of the season. Games Played. West Point. September .to. Tints 22 October “.— Penn. State.. .... 6 0 October 14.—Harvard ....18 0 October 21.—Princeton ... 0 October 2 .—Dartmouth .. 6 November 4.—Vale ....24 0 November 11.—Columbia .. ....17 0 November 18.—Syracuse .. .... 8 12 November 22.— Fordham .. 37 December 2.—Annapolis .. .... 5 1 96Base Bail team. ¥ Brown, L., 1901...........pitcher. Hobson, 1902, ... . . catcher. Ennis, 1901,..............1st base Abbot, 1902,..............2d base. Lamm, 1901. . Boswei.i., 1902. Watson, 1900. Hhkr. 1902..........3d base. Mumma. 1900, . . right field. Dougherty. 1901, . . center field. McIntyre, 1900......left field. . . short stop. Substitutes. Brown, B. F., 1901. Sterling, 1901. manager. Geo. B. Pii.i-SBt'RY, 1900. Captain. Lewis Brown, Jr., 19011 „ Cl IE baseball season of ’ ») was a surprise, but a most pleasant one. For years past our baseball team lias been the butt of the Academy wits, and the winning of a game caused temporary paralysis in the Corps. Last year all this was changed, our team won a majority of games played, and the and the end of the season saw large crowds of interested and enthusiastic spectators of the contests, where before, there had been but a handful of plebes and a few upper classmen with no better way of spending their Saturday afternoons. It was a proof that a good team was all that was necessary to bring out the latent baseball enthusiasm in the Corps. This showing was the more remarkable that, added to the usual disadvantages of lack of time, practice, and interest, there were but three classes at the Academy, and ’99 s graduation had deprived the team of its captain. Cowan, and other of its most valuable men. To “ if” Brown principally belongs the credit of our victories, for with these obstacles before him. he set to work, brought out more men than ever before for practice and organized a winning team. More team work was displayed than in previous years, and the final game, with the 7th Regiment, showed surjn-ising development in all branches of the game. Better playing was done than bv any previous West Point team. Turning to the individual work. Brown of course was a main stay to the team. Ilis pitching was of a high order all through the season, and no visiting team secured a large number of hits from him. As captain he managed the team with excellent judgment and inspired confidence in the men. Hobson caught in the majority of the games and was the “find” of the season. He made a good steady back stop and also did some excellent batting. His record was the more creditable as it was his first year. 99Ennis, Abbot, Lahm and Herr furnished a strong in-field, the best we ever had. It was thought hard to fill Cowan’s place at third, but Herr did it and did it well. Me also played part of the season in the outfield. Muninia, McIntyre and Dougherty composed the outfield, and it was well guarded. An unexpected star was developed in the "Villain.” and although some critics were unkind enough to compare his base-running with that of an ice-wagon, few flies ever escaped him. and he turned out base-hits with great regularity. Munima played his usual game, leading the team in fielding and in batting. Pile outlook for the season of 1900 is bright. Every one of the ’99 team is still in the Corps and the present plebc class may furnish a mine of undeveloped material. If it does as well in baseball as in football there will be no ground for complaint. The schedule for the spring is a good one, seven games being scheduled. among them being games with Wesleyan, Williams and Columbia, and one with Annapolis is among the possibilities. The men on the team should have confidence in each other as the Corps has confidence in them. We all not only hope, but expect that Brown and his men will make 1900 a record-breaking year in baseball. Games Flayed. April 29—West Point, . .... 3 Union. 6. Mny 6—West Point. .... 5 Trinity 1. May 13—West Point . . . 10 Wesleyan .... 5- May 20—West Point. .... 8 Columbia. . May 27—West Point. . . .... 0 Cornell June 3—West Point . . • • 9 7tli Regiment, . Total • 55 Opponents. . . . 100TT IS only within the last four or five years that polo has been played at the Academy, and only within the last fifteen months have attempts been made to play on anything like a scientific basis. The game is always associated with the Army, and in England and on the continent has found its most enthusiastic followers among military men. And justly so. for no other game makes such demands on the skill, nerve, and horsemanship of the player. It was invented by the bold riders of the East and, as a school for horsemanship, it is unrivalled, and this fact alone should commend it to the cadet. The reasons for the slow progress of the game in the corps are simple. ()nly lately, thanks to the efforts of Captain Howzc. have we been enabled to have the proper equipment and saddles, and even now the number of the latter is limited. The privilege of playing is given solely to the first class, thus allowing but one year of practice to each class. The greatest obstacle of all is the lack of good ponies, for. to put it mildly, the best of the plugs at the cavalry stables falls far short of the ideal polo pony as exemplified in The Maltese Cat;” and most of them can be little used for the purpose. With all these drawbacks, the progress of the game has been steady and each graduating class can boast of a few men who have laid the foundations, at least, of good polo players. As yet an elementary knowledge of the game is all that can be obtained here, but even that is something, and it might not be rash to say that with time, practice, and good ponies. West Point might turn out a team equal to those of the Westchester's. Meadow Brook's or other noteworthy clubs. IOICIIESK two sports, although in no way similar, may be mentioned together, as they are both pre-cniinentlv summer sports, at the Point. It is true that a few of the more earnest followers of each game begin early in the spring and play till late in the fall, but these are the exceptions, not the rule. Both courts and links were in fine condition last season. Lieutenant Landers, as Tennis Representative, is deserving of great credit for his care of the former, for they were kept in splendid condition. In May and June, they were always crowded and tennis clearly seemed to be "on the boom.” But in the latter part of the season the usual interest was not shown. Several causes existed for this state of affairs, namely, the quarantines with their depressing influence and "other circumstances beyond our control." such as the unusual number of drills, practice marches, etc. The usual tournament was not held. As for golf, it has taken a wonderful hold on cadets and the ranks of its followers were daily increased. The scoffer of yesterday becomes the convert of to-day and the devotee of to-morrow. Every afternoon during the summer, the amanuensis was kept busy recording the departures of the "golfoids.” The hotter the day the more your true "golfoid" enjoys it. (lolf sticks, caddie bags, and even caddies were in great demand. The costumes, even, were brilliantly variegated, and each day saw some bold genius originate something new. until the Com with his usual love of originality restored the primeval outfit of grey shirt and "gym” trousers, as the costume par excellence. Both golf and tennis are good sports and. although not as violent as other forms of exercise, are more accessible to everybody in the Corps. They will afford in the future, as they have afforded in the past, a great deal of pleasure and amusement and cause us to rejoice in the facilities we have for enjoying them. 102fIVK indoor meets have been held and each seems more successful and more interesting than the last. Due originally to the foresight and liberality of the Army ()fficcrs' Athletic Association, they have awakened unprecedented interest in indoor athletics and indirectly benefited outdoor sports. Each year the competition has been keener, better records have been established. and new features added. Nowadays, the gymnasium in the winter always presents a busy scene after 4.00 1 . M. Instead of a few energetic "gym. fiends” and awkward plebes, there are many ambitious aspirants for future athletic honors from all classes, not to mention compulsory athletes like “the V illain" and “Bull" Wesson, who happen to be in “con" and whose presence is secured by the ()ffieer of the luard. Whether compulsory or voluntary, attendance at the gymnasium does no one harm, and most everybody a great deal of good. The athletic standard of the corps has been visibly raised by it in late years. The fifth indoor meet held last March saw but three contesting classes instead of four. " 99" having been graduated the preceding month. Although detracting slightly from the interest, and robbing it of a few features, such as the annual exciting contest between Perkins. "00." and Foster, "99.” still enough remained to make the meet a most unqualified success. There were many surprises, notably the appearance of a new star, Nelly, on the athletic horizon, and the victory of "1902." the then fourth class, in the tug-of-war over its supposedly heavier and stronger opponents. Xellv proved himself an all round athlete of a high order, getting a "first” on the standing high jump and fence vault, a “second" on the broad jump, and a “third" on the shot put. His showing was indeed wonderful, coming as it did so unexpectedly. In the gymnastic events. Perkins showed his usual fine form and had no difficulty in carrying off the honors as all round gymnast. Mueller, "1901,” and Beck, "1901." both did excellent work, the former on the flying rings and the latter on the long horse. lo3The tug-of-war before mentioned, furnished the biggest surprise of the evening. The plebe team which had hardly been considered a factor, first pulled 1900’s team over the line in a stiff struggle, and later in the evening repeated the feat with 1901’s team, the times being 13 2-5 and 9 2-5 seconds, respectively. Mueller's and Hayden's tumbling furnished a great deal of enjoyment and showed a great deal of ability in that direction in the performers. The saber and foil bouts are a new feature and. it may be added, a good one. P»rown L. won both, hut Stevenson and Naylor, his two opponents, showed plenty of skill. Fencing is something that has never been properly encouraged at the Academy, but this recognition of it may raise it to a higher level. It should certainly receive more attention and consideration. Summary of events. Standing High Jump......... Shot Put................... Pole Climb................. Fence Vault. 1st Class..... Fence Vault. 2d Class...... Broad Jump................. Running High Jump.......... Twenty Yard Dash........... Horizontal Bar............. Long Horse............ ... Side Horse................. Flying Rings.......... Parallel Bars......... ... Potato Race................ Best All Round Athlete..... Best All Round Gymnn-t... ......Nelly, ‘oi, 4 feet it inches. ......Kimis. 01. 36 feet 9 inches. ..........Doyle, 00. 5 4-5 seconds. ......Nelly. 01. 6 feet 10 inches. ......Perkins. '00. 6 feet 6 inches. Johnston, 01. 10 feet 4' inches. . Lull in, 'oi 1 , „ , . 1 Morns, ’o. , 5 feet 8«, inches. ______Perkins, ’oo. 2 4-5 seconds. ......................Perkins, '00. .........................Beck, ’01. .......................Perkms. ’00. ......................Perkins, '00. ......................Perkins, ’00. ......................Burnett. oi. ........................Xcllv. 01. ......................Perkins, ’oo. 101Cist of Cadets entitled to ttlear the ft. CHI- 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 team (first team) in at least three games with an outside team, or one game with the Naval Cadets: or who have broken a record of the association at one of its annual field days. Class Of 1000. Football—Jackson. Hopkins, Rockwell, Wesson. Baseball McIntyre. Mumma. Perkins. Record—Morris. Class Of 1001. Football—Bcttison. Burnett. Clark. Dougherty. Kuos. Ennis. Keller, F., Labm. Smith. . D. Baseball—Brown. L„ Clark, F. ., Dougherty, Ennis, Lahm. Meyer. Sterling. Record—Peek. Class or 1002. Football—Casad, (ioodspeed. Nelly. Baseball—Abbot, Herr. Hobson. Class or 1003. Football— Boyers. Bunker. Farnsworth, Zell. 105lUest Point—Annapolis CM K second of December, 1899. is one of the red-letter days in the lives of those who were then members of tli Corps of Cadets, and, in fact, in the lives of all who were in any way connected with the Military Academy, for that was the date of the West Point-Annapolis football game. For months we had been looking forward to the game, at all times with eagerness, yet, we confess, as the football season progressed, with a feeling of increasing anxiety. The two Academies had not played together since 93. when we were defeated; but from then till '99 West Point had had a succession of strong teams from which several all-American football players were chosen, while Annapolis was comparatively unheard of. Hut the very year when it was possible to arrange a game with the Middies the tables seemed to have been turned. A green t am, a succession of defeats, a large disabled list, opposed to the Navy’s veteran team. Hushed with victory and confident of success—such seemed our prospect, but we had not given due weight to the "never say die” spirit with which our team was imbued, and which showed forth so strongly at the game. The team left for Philadelphia on Friday, December the first, and was given an enthusiastic send-off by the Corps. The C orps followed the next day, accompanied by nearly all the residents of the Post, and many others, on a special train furnished bv Mr. Cassatt. Needless to say, the conversation on the way was largely on the game and the prospects of the team. From the time we reached Philadelphia till we left it. we were granted ftdl liberty, and were soon scattered about the city visiting friends or seeing the sights or were taking advantage of the kind offer of the University of Pennsylvania, who provided a lunch for us and put their buildings at our disposal. The teams came on the field at 2:00 o’clock, and by that time all the spectators were in their places. Such an assemblage of people rarely gathers to witness a football game as was present on this occasion—cadets from the two academies, officers from the Army and Xavv from Generals and Admirals, down to Second Lieutenants and Fnsigns—the Army on one side of the field, the Xavv on the ic6other-—Cabinet officials, delegations from the I niversifies, and thousands of others who had conic to sec the great game. West Point won the toss and chose the west goal. Belknap kicked off for Annapolis to West Point's 20-yard line; Bunker caught the ball and gained five yards. Then came a play which surprised the middies, and showed the stuff West Point was made of. Clark took the ball for a run of thirty yards around left end. assisted by fine interference. Jackson then gained thirteen yards in two quick plays through the center. The ball was rushed up to the Navy’s 50-yard line when it was lost on a fumble by Jackson. But the Middies very soon lost the ball and West Point again moved it steadily toward the Navy’s goal. Jackson, Bunker. Clark and Casad were used impartially in the effort and Jackson made the first ouch-down for West Point, while Bettison by kicking goal made the score 6 too. Belknap again kicked off and C asad secured the ball after Jackson’s fumble. A punting duel followed in which Jackson had clearly the better of his much-vaunted opponent. Wade. Annapolis then made a determined attack in her turn, and bv pretty runs and line plunges by Gannon and Fowler reached West Point's 30-yard line, where Wade lost the ball on a fumble. The ball was then advanced by our men to the center of the field, where we were held for downs. Then by a desperate effort the Middies pushed the ball to our 10-yard line, where they in turn lost the ball on downs. The half closed with the ball in Annapolis’ territory. The second half started off by Bettison's kicking the ball to Malligan. who made twelve yards. Wade punted and the Army got the ball on the Navy’s 50-yard line. Another punting duel followed, in which Jackson, in spite of the wind, again proved superior to his opponent. Clark, who had been playing a magnificent game, was now forced to retire in favor of Rockwell, who dashed the Navy’s hopes at once by his splendid playing. West Point again commenced a steady advance toward the Annapolis goal, and after eighteen minutes of playing the ball had been carried ninety yards and there was another touch-down to West Point’s credit. Bettison kicked goal. Wade kicked off to Casad. who carried the ball twenty yards. The Xavy?s line was beginning to weaken, anti our halves went through at will on either side. ()nly seven minutes had elapsed when Rockwell plunged through left tackle and made our third and last touch-down. Bettison failed to kick a very difficult goal. Wade kicked off and Jackson was downed on the 10-yard line. ()ff-side play by the Navy gave us ten yards and Bunker added eight on a plunge. Jackson punted to Osterhaus and the Middies were given fifteen yards on interference with a fair catch. Osterhaus attempted a drop-kick for goal, but failed. West Point getting the ball. Through repeated off-side plays on our part and plunges by Wade. Annapolis secured her only touch-down. Wortman failed at kicking goal. 107WEST POINT - ANNAPOLIS • F rank tin Field • Phi ladcIpKia - .December 2 , ” Wtsr Poi«r FIRST HALF Ahnamus 5 10 15 20 25 50 55 HO H5 50 50 15 HO 55 50 25 20 15 IO 55ECDND HALF 601 Hbint • 17 • Ai«NnBOLa • 5 " Lt»r »i« • JC.Hut • J i H»niwuiThe game closed with the ball in Annapolis' hands at her 35-yard line, with the score 17 to 5 in our favor. As to the game as a whole it is the opinion of all who witnessed it that a cleaner and more sportsmanlike game had never before been played on a football field. Although there was the most intense rivalry and both sides put forth their greatest efforts, yet at no time was there the least ill-feeling on either side. As regards the relative merits of the two teams, West Point was clearly superior to her opponent in every department of the game, in both offensive and defensive playing. The Navy’s line proved far less strong than represented, and even Halligan found himself outplayed by a hitherto unheard of opponent. Vet the Middies deserve great credit for the last effort which they made and which resulted in their only score, for it showed a fine spirit and an unconquerable resolution. ()f the individual work it is difficult to speak for the reason that each man on the team played the game of his life. Wesson, at quarter, played a magnificent game. Twice lie nailed an Annapolis runner who had broken through our line and was headed for our goal. C lark put up a great game at half and made the most spectacular runs of the game. Casad and Rockwell both played a splendid game, the latter making two of our touch-downs. Jackson at full-back surprised every one. Whether punting, bucking the line, or on the defensive, his playing was remarkable. The line it would be hard to praise too highly. Each of our men broke through the Middies' line on the offensive, and held his man on the defensive. Possibly Bettison and Bunker did the best work on the whole, but. to repeat, it is difficult to compare the playing of the different men as they all did such excellent work. Burnett put up a star game at end and Smith showed his old time skill. Both played all around their opponents. That the efforts of the men were appreciated could easily be seen bv the enthusiastic welcome that was given the heroes on their return to the Post. Truly the game seemed perfect in every particular, and we are indeed indebted to Mr. C assatt, the men of the University of Pennsylvania, and alnne all to Mr. White, for it is due to them that the game came off, and that the Corps was able to witness it. 110Cbe fiundmb night. a IN ARRAXt.ilXG for the Hundredth Night entertainment this year, the management was confronted with a problem entirely different from that of former years. Heretofore the performance has consisted of an original play, of a comic nature, written entirely by cadets, and interspersed with harmless grinds on certain of the officers, together with the portrayal of their little idiosyncrasies and mannerisms. Under the present regime, however, all reference to those in authority being strictly tabooed, a distinct departure from the former nature of the performances was necessary. There were two feasible solutions of the problem. Either an original production containing no allusions whatever to the authorities, or the adoption of some outside production. It was feared that it would be too difficult to obtain satisfactory results with an original production without its former raison d'etre, and so the latter course was decided upon. This question being settled it now remained to choose something light, interesting, easily staged, and capable of being adapted to the requirements of the situation. "The Amazons,” by Pinero, was finally decided upon, and that this was a most fortunate choice was proven by the very satisfactory nature of its rendering. In the matter of staging the management was greatly assisted by having at its disposal a first-class stage and accessories, together with well finished scenery, built especially to suit the needs of the piece. This was a great improvement over former years, as in the earlier performances the stage and settings have always been inadequate to the requirements. The next question to be dealt with was the selection of the cast, and of the fact that the best material was obtained, there can be no doubt by any who witnessed their acting. Each man's interpretation of his part was admirable, and if it were possible to single out individuals, the acting of Grant and Xaylor should be especially commended. I loth their parts were difficult, but were handled in a masterly manner. The latter's interpretation of the nature of the Count dc iiiCount de Grival. a very vivacious young: Frenchman, was conceded by every one to he above criticism. The smoothness and precision of the rendering was especially commented upon, as the slight hesitation and confusion usually attendant upon a first performance was entirely lacking. This much to be desired result was obtained only by hard, conscientious rehearsing, the most trying and discouraging element of all such undertakings. This piece, like all of Pinero’s, is full of bright, clever dialogue and amusing situations. The eccentricities of Mrs. Castlcjordan. a widow who insists that her three charming daughters shall act. think, and even dress like boys, form the basis of the plot. The three scenes are laid at ()vcrcote Park, the Castlejordan’s country seat on the Hudson. The first act opens with a dialogue between Mrs. Castle-jordan and the Reverend Mr. Minchin, in which he endeavors to persuade her to alter her views in regard to her daughters. In the midst of their conversation it is announced that her eldest daughter. Miss Noclinc. or Mr. Noel, has returned from Philadelphia, where she has been visiting. Her mother and Mr. Minchin go up to the house to meet her. but Noel enters bv a round about way and meets her sisters, Wilhelmina and Thomasin. She tells them of an embarrassing adventure which happened to her in Philadelphia while in masculine attire, and Willy and Tommy are quite shocked, especially as Noel has lost her father's class ring. Noel gives her mother a note from her recent hostess and as a consequence Mrs. Castlejordan and Mr. Minchin start immediately for Philadelphia, leaving the girls to their own devices. In the meantime Lord Twecnways and the Count de Grival, whom Willy and Tommy knew at Saranac, have entered the grounds unobserved for the purpose of meeting the girls. The girls all start out shooting, but Noel has a slight accident and returns, leaving the other two. who are shortly joined by Twecnways and de Grival. These four return in search of Noel and are astonished to find her conversing with a stranger, who turns out to be Harrington Castlejordan. a cousin of the girls and the hero of Noel’s Philadelphia escapade. Introductions ensue and the men are invited to join the girls at tea. Thomasin gives de Grival a note asking him to meet Wilhelmina and her that evening in an unused part of the house. De Grival loses the note with the result that Harrington finds it and determines to be one of the party also. I y a mistake in reading their directions they enter the gymnasium and surprise the girls at their exercises under charge of “Sergeant” Shuler. The sergeant turns out to be a former nurse of Castlejordan’s, and after a little persuasion on his part allows them to have a little dance and some refreshments. Mrs. Castlejordan returns unexpectedly and naturally fs much shocked at the existing state of afifairs. However, attracted by the remarkable likeness between Castlejordan and her late husband, she finally relents i iaand the men are all invited to dinner. Thus the story ends and the girls, much to their delight, are forbidden ever again to appear except in their proper attire. From the entrance of the Reverend Mr. Minchin in the first act, until the happy finale at the end of the third, the attention of the audience never once lagged, and the actors were welcomed by unstinted and well merited applause. The management and cast are to be heartily congratulated, as their marked success in this new line opens out a very encouraging view as regards our future performances. Such of the outside world as were our guests on the night of February twenty-fourth, carried away with them a most favorable impression of our capabilities; and the Corps is justly proud of those who so well upheld her reputation. 1 3Che Rbizopod and the Sponge The sad sea waves were beating Upon the primordial beach. As a rbizopod and Ins friend the sponge The other both talked to each. A Silurian King was the rbizopod. But his shell had no brilliant hue. And at every tear of 11 Cl He sizzled with C Or The rhizopod’s mouth was extemporized. And sad and wan was his face: "Alas"! sighed he, " tis a terrible task To evolve the human race.” "For observe.” said he. "I have no mouth Nor even a stomach alas! And the wear and the tear is entirely too much To bring evolution to pass. ’ The sponge swelled up with primevil pride And Palaeozoic brine. Said he. "No paltry Adamite Shall be a descendant of mine." rite quarrel that rose front this remark Has descended from age to age And the awful feuds that followed therefrom. Arc told on the following page. lu course of time the rbizopod died. And his relatives all died too. Being solemnly buried in Albion's Cliff. Across the ocean blue. »»5But the sponge continued to live and lore In that good old Devonian day And queer and quaint were the friends he made In his all-absorbing way. There were Trilobitcs and Echinoderms, Blastoids, and Brachiopods. Lamcllibranchs and Nautiloids. And Worms in Ordovican sods. The Protozoans soon passed away. The Radiates all are dead. The Mollusks except the oyster and clam. To a better land arc fled. The Articulates came, the Articulates went. Excepting the lobster and Ilea. While the soft shell crab and the wicncrwurst. Both gambol in Archaic glee. Then finally the vertebrates. And the genus homo came: With two of these we'll concern-ourselvcs. Nelson and Knifliu by name. The rhizopods have at last come back. From the chalk cliffs over the sea. And hieroglyphics strange and weird. Do they form with the help of “R. P.” But Nelson and Kniflin mentioned above. The friends of the ancient sponge. Come rushing in and with feverish hands These symbols seek to expunge. And thus it is the quarrel begun In that prehistoric day. Has continued throughout the aeons of time. And occasioned this rhythmical lay. 116Cerms Peculiar to Ulest Point. 4 ACADEMIC (BUILDING)—The building containing the recitation and examination rooms and the offices of the heads of departments. AN ALYT—Analytical Geometrv. ANNAPOLIS FOOTBALL TEAM—A squad of “has-beens.” A. O. K. I).—Ancient Order of Knighted Darlings. (?) AREA—The space included between Barracks, the Academic Building, the Guard House, and the Boiler House; a favorite resort of pedestrians on Wednesdays and Saturdays. B. A.—“Busted Aristocrat.” one who has once worn chevrons but has been relieved of them. BABE—The youngest member of a class. B-ACHE—Talk, to tell one’s troubles to the policeman. BEAST—A new Cadet. BEAST BARRACKS—The home of the Beasts, from the time they report until they go into camp. BIG GREEN B. S.—A popular name for Williams “Composition and Rhetoric.” B. J.—Bold before June; the most prevalent characteristic of all "plebes.” BLUE BOOK—The rules and orders governing the home life of the Corps of Cadets. BONE—To endeavor to attain by work, or to study hard; as. to “bone Corp;” also to seek and find, as “to bone up a skag.” BONE GALLERY—To make superhuman efforts in the gym. or riding hall to excite the admiration of the fair spectators. B( LYING T )AST Playing on one of the scrub football teams for the food of the training table. BC)ODLE—Contraband articles which satiate the appetite; as, tobacco, confectionery. etc. BOOTLICK (Verb)—To show favoritism to one person. BOOTLICK (Noun)—A prejudice in one person’s favor. i»7BRACK (Verb)—To stand in an erect, soldierly position. BRACE (Noun)—The first position a “plebe" is taught to assume, when he enters upon his military career. B. S.—British Science: English, volubility of discourse, or verbosity. Bl’LLET.—A mess-hall biscuit, sometimes called “grape shot." BUGLE.—To delay reciting until the bugle call has blown for the dismissal of the section. BUST.—To deprive of rank: to degrade. CADET LIMITS.—The boundaries of the Cadet play grounds: also the included part of the reservation. CADET STORE.—The Quartermaster and Commissary Depot of the U. S. U. S. Corps of Cadets. CALCULE.—Calculus. CHARITY MACHINE.—One of the steam heaters in the rooms of Cadets; so called because of its singing when it works. CHECK-BOOK.—A Cadet's record of indebtedness to the Treasurer. Cl I EM.—Chemistry. CHEW-CHEW.—One of the rudiments of physical culture, formerly especially popular among the “plebes." CELLAR.—An unknown vacuum reserved for the concealment of boodle. CIT.—A civilian; cits, civilian clothes. COM.—A vulgar abbreviation for Commandant of Cadets. CON’S.—Confinement; an authorized mode of imprisonment without trial, for any offence whatever. CC) RI —Corporal. CRAWL.—To chide; to scold; the act of teaching “plebes" their duties as Cadets. CRAWLOID.—()ne who crawls a great deal. DAD.—The oldest member of a class. DEAD BEAT.—To save all superfluous energy for another time; to avoid any work or duty without being hived. DETAIL.—An imaginary system in accordance with which instructors arc supposed to give out the subjects of a lesson to the Cadets in their sections. 118DIALECTIC.—A hall formerly dedicated to smoking. DIG'EM IX.—A common admonition given to "plcbes” in camp which tends to add grace to the movements of their lower extremities, and causes the even distribution of gravel in all neighboring tents. DESCR11 .—I)escriptive (ieometry. DISCIPLINE.—A word often used in the Regulations; meaning of it is obscure. DIV.—A division of barracks. DRAG.—To escort or accompany; to bring: to carry. I). T.—Double time: expresses the characteristic "haste.” DUCROT. Dl’ JOHN’. DIMFLICKET.—Names applicable to things, as fourth classmen, etc. EAGLE.—A mode of demonstration (by means of signs and angles) formerly used in the instruction of "plebes.” F. C. P.— hirst class privileges: privileges enjoyed by a limited number of first classmen. FEMME.-—A member of the fair sex (God bless her!). FESS (Noun).—A failure. LESS (Verb).—To make a failure. FIEND.—An adept. FI ENDISH.—Extraordinarily good. FI LIC.—A title applied to any member of the strong sex. FLIRTATION.-—The walk of our forefathers, known to chaperons as "Chain Mattery Walk." FOOT HALL.—An amusing form of "plebe" exercise. FORT PUT.—Fort Putnam; a place of last resort in spooning. FOUND.—Found deficient in studies or discipline and discharged. FRAPPER LE PIPE.—To smoke. FURLOUGH.—Spooning time: the two months leave granted Cadets during their third summer. FUME.—To smoke. GAFF.—A synonym for golf. 119GOAT.—A Cadet in the lowest section; formerly called an “Immortal." GROSS.—Awkward, clumsy, stupid. GROW LEY.'—A mess-hall dish, packed in red bottles labelled “Ketchup"— it is sometimes used in drowning the taste of hash. GYM.—Gymnasium. Off limits for spooning on Sunday. HASH.—A Cadet party held after taps, usually with the purpose of consuming boodle. (Obsolete. | HAZE.—A word used by officers and “plebes” (meaning doubtful). HITTING THE AREA.—A torturing exercise forced upon Cadets by the powers. It consists in walking long distances in the area with a gun at proper “right shoulder.” HIVE.—To catch in the act, to appreciate or understand. HOPOID.—One who is a constant attendant at hops. HOT DOG.—A mess-hall sausage. IMP.—A plebe confined to the guard tent. L. P.—A person who does not come up to one’s expectations. LITTLE GREEN B. S.—Abbott’s “How to Write Clearly.” LI MO.—A popular drink, consisting of a great deal of sugar with a few drops of water and lime juice. MATCHES.—A Cadet of tall stature, whose height is mostly due to his length of leg. . I ATH.—. 1 at hematics. MATHY.—Expert in Mathematics. MAX.—To accomplish or carry out something without a mistake. MESS HALL.—The Cadet dining hall. MISSOURI NATIONAL.—A musical tragedy, the sad strains of which cause such commotion in the Heavens that rain usually ensues upon a rendering of it. M UCK.—Muscle, strength. MUSTANG.—An officer of the regular army who was appointed from the volunteers after the Civil War. 120 O. C.—Officer in Charge.O. D.—Officer of the Day. O. (I.—Officer of the Guard. O. (I. I .—Old Guard Privileges; on O. G. P. excused from all duty upon inarching off guard until dinner formation. Now only a memory. ORDERLY.—The Cadet detailed to be skinned for all violations of Rules or Regulations in a room or tent. P. D.—Pennsylvania Dutchman; a person from Pennsylvania. PI 11L.—Philosophy. PLEBE.—A fourth classman. PLEBE CAMP.—A Cadet’s first encampment. P. M. E.—Practical Military Engineering; a humiliating and torturing exercise to which Cadets must submit. POLICE.—To clean up; to throw away. POMADE.—A side dish of red material often served at supper. POOP DECK.—A small porch projecting into the area from the O. C.’s room in the Guard House. RED B. S.—Meiklejohn’s “English Language.” REP.—Reputation; record. REVEILLE.—A discordant noise made in the middle of the night by the Drum Corps. A relic of barbarism. REVERSE.—A prejudice against one. RUN IT OUT. T().—To go beyond Cadet limits without authority. RUN IT OX SOMEBODY. TO.—To take an unfair advantage of him; to impose upon him. RUN A LIGHT.—To have a light in quarters after taps. S. A. P.—Saturday Afternoon Privileges. SALLY PORT.—An entrance into the area, through Barracks or the Academic. SAMM V.—Molasses. SECTION.—A division of a class for purpose of instruction. SK AG.—A cigarette. SKIN.—A report against a Cadet; or to report a Cadet. 121SLUM OR SLUM PIE—(See slumgudgeon.) SLUMGUDGEON.—A dish of venerable antiquity and astounding complexity. components unknown. SOIREE.—An evening entertainment for “plebes,” exhibitions of eagles, footballs, wooden willies, etc. SPEC.—To memorize: to learn verbatim. SPECIAL-DUTY MAX.—A plebe especially entrusted to the care of a particular upper classman, to be taught how to make down beds, clean guns, roll skags. etc. SPOON.—To go into society: to flirt: to polish or clean. SPOONY.—Showy, brilliant, clean, beautiful, pretty, stylish. SPOONOID.—One who devotes himself to spooning. STEP OUT.—To hasten. SUPE.—The Superintendent. TAC.—A tactical officer. TAX-PARK.—A name applied indiscriminately to the Riding Hall and its appurtenances. TAPS.—The signal for retiring. Another relic of barbarism. TAR BUCKET.—One of the new dress hats. TATTOO,—A musical overture bv the Drum Corps, which is played half an hour before taps. TRIG.—Trigonometry. TURK BACK.—A Cadet who has been suspended or put back into a lower class. WOO I )EX.—Gross: thick-headed. WOODEX WILLIE,—A pleasant diversion, in which Cadets are practiced preparatory to target practice; named after an officer who invented it through absent mindedness. WORTHLESS,—Without excuse for existence. YEARLIXG,—A third classman. 122Jin Incident from Ve Ulest Point Chronicle. ¥ (Being a translation of tablets unearthed in Port Clinton by ye P. M. K. diggers.) nOW it came to pass in the days of Dumguard, the son of Duflickit, that great dissensions arose even in the Academy of L'ncle Samuel. I;or the Governor who was set over the young men of this place, was exceeding cruel even to taking away their ancient rites and customs. Now this thing was not good in the sight of the young men, so they did much evil that the Governor might see the error of his way. But it availed them nothing, because that the (iovernor waxed still more wroth. And behold he called lip before him all the leaders from among the young men and bade them swear an oath that the young men would no more perform their ancient rites and customs. But the leaders of the young men were exceeding loyal and hardened their hearts against the cunning and wickedness of the Governor so that they would not swear the oath. But replied. "Verily doth it not state in the Royal Book which is Blue, that ye shall not swear nor use profanity at all?" And immediately the (iovernor waxed more exceeding wroth so that he rose up from his seat and smote the table before him with his fists and reviled the young leaders—yea—and delivered them up to be prisoners in the tents of the guard. Now it had been the daily custom of these leaders to marshal the young men upon the I Main of Brace over against the seats of the visitors, that all the people might behold their valourous bearing and their skill in the arts of war. But now the wicked Governor had taken these leaders away and the young men took counsel among themselves ami said: "Yea. verily, how can this thing her Lo. these many generations have we marched out under our leaders that all the people and all the fair damsels of the land might witness our braces and white trousers and say: ‘It is good—even so.’ But. behold, our leaders are now taken from us and how shall we do this thing?" Now the Governor could sometimes see through a ladder twenty cubits high and two cubits wide, with rungs one cubit apart, and straightway sent unto the 3young men his own officers—even from his own royal body-guard. And these men were. Maximus the Smith, who did take that company of young men which is called “A;” and William, the Spoony, who did take that company which is called “B;” and Joseph, the Dusty, who did take that company which is called “C;” and Francis, the Gocephite. surnamed the Wise, who did take that company which is called “I):" and there were also Julian the Puncher of Cows, and Granada the B-r-r-r-upite. Now these young men received not these officers with great gladness and joy for they were vexed and sore troubled that their own leaders had been taken away. And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “Lo. these men which the Governor sendeth are very good and wise, but verily we fear there will be much skinning.” Nevertheless, when the time was fully conic for them to march forth, behold, they marched forth under these leaders which the Governor had sent. And it chanced that Julian, the Puncher of Cows, was chosen to be Adjutant and that Granada, the B-r-r-r-upite. was chosen to be the Officer that hath Charge And in this wise all the companies of young men marched forth upon the Plain of Brace, which is over against the Seats of the Visitors. Now, on this day much people, and among them the fairest daughters of the land, were gathered together to behold the young men march forth under the new leaders which the Governor had sent. And all the people looked with one accord over towards the tents of the young men from whence the companies should come. And lo. as they looked, the companies began to come forth and to take up their positions on the straight line which is over against the Color Line, lint as the company which is called “C,” came forth, lo, its leader, who was called Joseph the Dusty, remembered not the magic words wherewith to halt the company. And as he approached the straight line over against the Color line, he became sore distressed, so that he waved his sword on high and made a strange sound with his mouth, even such as is used to stop a line of horsemen. Now this thing was strange to the company which is called "C." and it chanced, in their great astonishment, that they halted just upon the straight line which lies north and south over against the color line, as they had been wont to do aforetimes. And Joseph the Dusty heaved a very deep sigh and the people over against the Seats of the Visitors, even the fair maidens, made strange sounds, even like that of a wise man when he heareth a good joke. And in due season it became the duty of Julian, the Puncher of Cows, to stand up before all the companies of young men. and to turn quickly towards the right upon his heel and face the setting sun and then to say to Granada, the B-r-r-r-upite, 'Lo. the parade is formed." Accordingly Julian, the Puncher of Cows, strode forth and did stand before all the multitude and before all the com- 124panics of young men. Blit it came to pass that he, too, was afraid ami sore distressed because of the muchness of the people, so that when he should have turned himself to the right he did not so, but turned contrarily. And it came to pass then, that when he should have said to Granada, the B-r-r-r-upite, “Lo. the parade is formed.” that he blasphemed very wickedly. And a soft, sweet, undulating murmur rose from the Seats of the Visitors and lost itself among the spreading branches of the trees. And it again came to pass that while Julian, the Puncher of Cows, was reading from a scroll, that Granada, the B-r-r-r-upite, perceived a young man in the company which was called “B." And this young man stood in the rear row; and. behold, his back was curved even like a bow and his chin was drawn in so that his jaw-bone embraced his spine. And because of this thing Granada, the B-r-r-r-upite, waxed exceeding wroth so that he cried out, “B-r-r-rup! B-r-r-rup! Julian, hear witness against that young man that he beareth himself in a constrained position." And straightway Julian, the Puncher of Cows, made an end of reading from the scroll. And when he had finished he opened his mouth and spake. But behold his speech was strange in the ears of all that heard him. For it was like the staccato of the makers of music, or like the speech of a man in a chill, who fears lest haply his trembling jaw may pinch his tongue. And even after this manner spake he; “Of-fi-cers Cen-tah!” And when these things were finished behold all the companies of young men marched before the Seats of the Visitors—even in long straight rows. And it came to pass that when the young maidens saw this thing, that they were filled with gladness, but when all the companies had disappeared behind the tents to the eastward, lo, their joy was quenched and they sighed like the winds of autumn. Now when all these things had been accomplished, lo, the new leaders which the Governor had appointed, lingered not with the multitude or with the damsels, but went very swiftly, each man to his tent, nor came forth again until the evening was fully come and the shadows were deep on ‘‘number five.” Now when the people knew that all was finished, lo, each man lifted up his voice and took counsel with his neighbor. And they spake after this manner: “What is this thing that the Governor hath done? Wherefore hath he taken from the young men their leaders and appointed in their places these officers who tie it up so sorely? Surely this Governor is like unto a man who gocth not into his house when it raineth.” And all the people lifted up their voices with one accord and made a mighty noise like that of many horses when they laugh. •25ttlell taken ¥ Oh. fill up your glasses and drink, boys. To the sweetest girl ever 1 knew. Let glasses with glasses now clink, boys. For girls like this one are few! She’s handsome and clever and sweet, boys. And as good as she is clever, too. A better one you'll never greet, boys. Than the toast I'm proposing to you. Then till up your glasses again, boys. For the fellow who won this fair lass. Up now, and our glasses we'll drain, boys, Nro. no. we won't let this one pass! He’s handsome and clever and true. boys. He's got her and now the thing’s done. I'll drink to the winner with you, boys. Here's luck to the fellow who won. Now till up your glasses once more. boys. And fill them with sparkling red wine. Away from our troubles we'll soar. boys. Borne off by the soul of the vine! Our sorrows must give place to glee. hoys. And so never counting the cost. Drink long and drink deep, its for me. boy Here’s hick to the fellow who lost. Cbe navy flsbore. ¥ " The Navy ami the Army so very seldom meet. That when they do, they have such times. They step out to rcj cnt." By far the most pleasant incident of last camp was the visit of the class of 1900 of Annapolis. Fate was against them and they had quite a time getting here. On July 12th their first attempt was made. They steamed up the Hudson in the U. S. S. Annapolis and dropped anchor oil the South Dock. Before they could effect a landing they were startled by the report of a quarantine and hastily withdrew. They cruised around, establishing a light blockade, until the stores of quarantines were all exhausted, and on Sunday, August 20th. again attempted a landing. The landing parties were immediately captured by squads of West Pointers and escorted to camp. The freedom of the camp was extended to them, and they boldly crossed the sentinels’ posts, took off their blouses, collars, cuffs, etc., sat down on our piles of comforters or borrowed chairs, and everybody knew everybody else and proceeded to make themselves comfortable. Amid the incense of a stock cigar, or fragrant Sweet Caps, we opened up acquaintances which we would like to renew in the service,—for they all were jolly good fellows. Sunday night we gave a color line concert (plcbe concert), and continued to get acquainted. Next morning we drilled and in the afternoon “dragged” them 1 asaround to "the ladies," and made out the Middies’ hop cards, for that evening we were to open up the Cullum and give the much-talked-of Middies Hop. It was a beautiful hop—pretty girls, gowns. Middy Blue, Cadet Gray, ()fficers with their gold lace, starlight, the Annapolis riding at anchor on the Hudson below—no wonder some got sentimental. Next morning we gave them an exhibition cavalry ride, and then took them for a plunge in the tank. That afternoon the Navy entertained us on board the Annapolis, and Widdv Wood went ‘Mown stairs." and Harvey tied some Granny knots and Carson found out all about the breech mechanism, and some of them had to keep pecking at the femmes and made them dance. We all had another lovely time, also a few absences from "retreat." Meanwhile some beavers remained in camp and the result of their labors was seen after dark, when camp was transformed by means of lanterns and bunting and flags and more lanterns and a dancing floor into a little snatch of fairy land with refreshments in the catacombs. Next morning we took the Middies riding, and they all came home sore. In the afternoon after loafing around camp we had a photograph of the Navy blue and Cadet gra taken. That evening we had intended to have a concert, but a rain put an end to that, and we spent the last evening in camp, talking it all over and saying good-bye to these fellows whom we had learned to like so well. And next morning, when we watched them leave, it was not without a feeling of regret, for "They were altogether lovely, and everyone who saw them said. I fray!” We hope that the visit of the first class from Annapolis will in time become a regular feature of the summer encampment. i?9Co the Umbilical Pup found Slandering in a Singular Direction. It was the pup umbilical. Into my room he stalked, With 2 s. d’s and W’s In red his sides were chalked. He squatted down, lie cocked his ear. ’Twas strange—tor thus he talked: "Cadet.” lie said.—I looked aghast— "I really feel for you. You have my heartfelt sympathy. Is aught that I can do?" 1 smiled in a superior way And said. 1 hardly knew. "When e cr you are most oppressed And long to be set free. You say you lead a dog’s hard life. An I that’s unkind to me." And here he cocked the other oar. And calmly scratched a flea. "I never have to go to drills. I never get dead broke. I never have to bone tst grade. My life is all a joke. I never get tobacco skins Because I do not smoke. You never know the perfect joy Of making kittens quail. Of hiding socks, of swiping bones. Of scaring old folks pale. ’ Ami then he wagged himself, because He hadn't any tail. "And so you sec the life you lead Is not a dog’s I fear. You never have a doggie's joys. The things you do are queer. 1 pity you: if e’er you need A friend, you'll find me near." And as he waddled from my room. He dropped a briny tear. 3°“Army Blue." 0 "JJ ISITOR would naturally suppose that in a body the size of the Corps there would be found some musical talent. But he has only to go to ■ Chapel on Sunday morning to have that illusion dispelled. There is probably no body of young men in the country that contains so few musicians or that does so little singing. In fact a large number of them are “tune blind." I . K. Brice, for instance, is doubtful about “Star Spangled Banner.” but he generally can tell "Dixie” and “Army Blue”—although he isn’t so sure sometimes about “Dixie." We have but two corps songs, “Benny Havens” and "Army Blue.” The latter is to a West Pointer almost what "Dixie" is to a southerner. Its rollicking chorus never fails to make one’s pulse bound faster—its sweet strains, set to waltz time, are the fitting ending of every cadet hop. No one seems to know just who wrote it or where it came from or how long it has been in the Corps. Perhaps it is indigenous to the soil and just “growed"—perhaps it was found and appropriated—perhaps it was written and dedicated to the Corps. Anyway it is in the Corps now anti such tender sentiments and traditions are clustered around it that it has become as much a part of the Corps as our bell buttons or red sashes. At least it was in existence before 1846. as a poem of that date by a cadet contains the expression "Strains of Army Blue.” The wife of General Scott wrote for the graduating class of 1848 the following song to the air of "Army » Blue:” "This world we may find an awful tough grind. As we wander its mazes through. But with right s»out hearts we'll play our parts. When we change the Gray for the Blue.” Chorus. “Hurrah for the merry, bright manly flame That opens a life so new. When wc dofT the Cadet and don the Brevet And change the Gray for the Blue.” «3'"To the struggles of youth, to its pleasures, forsooth. To our sports and our follies, adieu; We are now for strife, for the battle of life As we change the Gray for the Blue.”—Chorus. "As the gray of the morn is changed by the sun To the azure of heaven's bright hue. So the moon of our time ripens fast to its prime. When we change the Gray for the Blue."—Chorus. "Some clouds may arise and o’ershadow our skies, lint the sunbeams will surely break through. With crimson and gold thro' each silver fold. When we change the Gray for the Blue."—Chorus. The old version of "Army liliu .” dated 1859. is as follows: A few days more, a few days more. To toilsome study given. A few days more—we’ll reach that shore For which we long have striven. With pipe and song we'll jog along Till these few days are through. And all among our jovial throng Have donned the Army Blue." "A few days more, a few days more. To 'bone' parade and drill. And then we'll go our winding way Our duties • fulfill. When ‘Mordcca-’ ’vc've laid on high. ‘Wayland. 'Mahan. 'rhemux.' We’ll turn our eyes to b- hter skies. And don the Army Blue." A few days more, a few days more And Jordan will be passed: We’ll get o’er on another shore By striving hard and fast. Then leaving here without a fear Arising to our view. We'll give a cheer, 'twere good to hear And don the Army Blue Among the songs of the graduating class of ’65 it appears as follows: We've not much longer here to stay. For in a week or two. '32We’ll bid farewell to Cadet gray And don the Army Blue. Chorus.—Army Blue. Army Blue. Hurrah for the Army Blue, We'll bid farewell to Cadet gray And don the Army Blue. ith pipe and song we ll jog along Till this short time is through. And all among our jovial throng Have donned the Army Blue.—Chorus. To Ethics. Mineralogy, And Engineering too. We'll bid good bye. without a sigh. And don the Army Blue.—Chorus. To the ladies who come up in June We’ll bid a fond adieu. And hoping they’ll be married soon. We’ll don the Army Blue.—Chorus. Now here’s to the man who wins the cup. May he be kind and true. And may he bring “our god-son” up To don the Army Blue.—Chorus. Now fellows we must say good bye. We’ve stuck our four years through. Our future is a cloudless sky. We’ll don the Army Blue.—Chorus. And this is the form in which it is sun at the present time. C )f course every Furlough Class writes a furlough song to this air. and whenever a corps song is needed “Army IMue” patiently lends itself to the ardent | octaster. Hut these never last and each has its little run. “abides its destined hour and goes its way." The old song was captured by the enemy once, and an interesting account of its recapture can be found in “Creasy’s Sixteen Decisive Rattles of the World." in bis description of Franklin Field. The action had been opened by the bands al 3500 yards and the West Point Hull Dog had formed line of columns and was advancing well into the second zone. The Annapolis "Moke" was maneuvred into position and then suddenly withdrawn as the Navy advanced to the duelling 33position, and rising as one man opened a terrific fire from our own “Army Blue.” During their visit last summer they had captured it and every West Pointer’s heart sank as he heard: Army Blue! Army Blue! We’ll make the Army Blue! We’ll sweep their team right off the field And score a point or two. And then followed, "And how we’ll wollop the Army." That was too much. It was a beautiful maneuvre. but the Army rallied and replied with: From Maryland there comes a team That smells of tar and brine. And briny tears that team will shed When it hits the Army line. Chorus. Army line. Army line. Hurrah for the Army line! The Navy has not got a ship Can cross the Army line. H’rny! I Cray! I Cray! Rah. rah. rah. rah. rah. rah. rah. West Point! This, supporting a gallant charge of the Army Mule, silenced the enemy for a while. As the teams advanced to the third zone the fight was fiercely resumed. The enemy was steadily driven back until the score was 12-0. Here the same tactics were again tried, but their pieces were not properly ranged, and being charged with yells of “Look at the score board." they withdrew and left the “Army Blue" in the hands of the original owners. The Xavv was routed, although her rear guard made a gallant counter attack which stopped for a moment me active pursuit of the Army and saved their own forces from annihilation. With the score at 17-5 the "Army Blue" was never again in danger. Army Blue! To the lower classes it is a good waltz and its chorus voices his constant wish—I almost said prayer. Army Blue! What thoughts does it not raise in a first-class man’s breast. Army Blue! Army Blue! Hurrah ior the Army Blue! We’ve worked four hard dreary years for you and thank heaven you are almost here. 34We’ll bid farewell to the Cadet Gray— and to all its boyishness—yes. to the narrow cooped up life for which it stands— And don the Army Blue. Assume the responsibilities which it will bring and take our humble place in the world where we will try to live up to what it represents and where perhaps we may realize in a small measure some of the old golden day dreams with which in our few idle moments we have surrounded it. 13sArmy Blue. Addenda to Century Dictionary. |These words were accidently omitted from that very complete and compre- sive volume. 1 Be-ake.—v. n. |(imp. and p. j . beaked, flit, bumped.) From Bee, an insect, and Aere, a tract of land; hence to fly over much ground: to speak lightly.] To jest, to speak lightly. Be-esse.—n. | From Fr. bestial. beastly.] Rough, crude talk. Be-esse.—v. n. | imp. and p. p. beessed. fut. will beesse. | To talk crudely. Be-essoid.—n. [Supra.] One who talks crudely. Bane.—v. n. ((imp. and p. p. before reveille, fut. less.) From Fr. bon. good.] To “work good,” i. e.. to work heartily. Bout-lie.—v. t. |(imp. and p. p. bootliet, fut. made.) From boot, to chastise, and liek, to beat.] To chastise severely. Bugle.—v. n. [(imp. and p. p. bugled, fut. will not bugle.) From bug, an insect.] To crawl. Comme.—n. [From Fr. comiijue, comical.] An extremely comical person. “ Tis a pleasing jest to twist the Coniine's tail and hear him roar.” (Anon.) Fll-pe.—n. | From leper. | A very dangerous person. (See Bern me.) "Beware of the Ell-pe."—FYunty. Femme.—n. | From Fr. fermer, to lock up: hence, one locked up. a criminal.] A dangerous person. Fcss.—n. | From f(amc) and (succ)ess.] Success, celebrity. Fcss.—v. n. | p. p. fessed. fut. live-tenths. | To attain celebrity. (ioat (gote).—n. [ From go and at: hence, to persevere, to show energy.] A very persevering, energetic person. 138Im-mortal.—n. [From im neg. prefix, and mortal, dead; hence, one who never gives up.) A very persevering, energetic person. Ohs. (See Goat.) Math.—n. | From Mather, early colonist of Salem, engaged in hazing witches.] An instrument of torture. Plcbc.—n. [ From Fr. plchi, full. | A very conceited, overbearing person. Skin.—n. | From Hiss, interjection, and kill, to destroy. | A display of had temper. Skin.—v. t. | (Supra) imp. and p. p. smoked, fut. steear off. | To display had temper toward, to cherish enmity against. Spoon.—v. a. and n. | From Latin Spooner to fly from. | To exhibit hashfulness. Spoonoid.—n. (Supra.) A bashful person. “Stokes is a great spoonoid."—Adams. Stipe.—n. [From Fr. superehierie, a fraud.) A fraud, a cheat. 7aqitc.—n. [From take, to obtain.) A very self-conceited, overbearing person. Svn. Flehe, upstart, braggart. 39! n til h i1 OQ4z : Mm uu V. i 0 y 140Operations of Ular.—Uol. IT. ¥ “shorty” hillman's famous “rktrkat.” ¥ XII TER the first engagement—the record of which has, unfortunately, not H been preserved—“Shorty,” emboldened by success, made frequent raids ® in tlie vicinity of the enemy’s position. The inhabitants urged the enemy to open negotiations with a view of bringing about an armistice. Hut “Shorty.” appreciating his advantage, disdainfully rejected all propositions, and continued his operations in the vicinity. His raids were conducted in a masterly manner, and were of almost daily occurrence. Repeated successes finally determined him to make one bold move and carry the enemy’s position bv storm. Me was constantly in touch with the hostile forces, and received through his secret service, daily reports of their disposition and movements. Hearing, on the 17th of February, that the enemy was expecting reinforcements, he decided to attack with all his force on the 18th. His plans having been approved by the Conimandcr-in-Chief. he made instant preparations for a grand assault. His plans were well conceived and ablv executed. During the morning of the 18th of February he made six rapid reconnaissances of the enemy's position, and about 1.30 1’. M.. all preliminaries being completed, he moved rapidly on the position along the road (M. L. M.). In front of the mansion his further advance was disputed by the enemy’s infantry. which had anticipated the attack. Hut "Shorty” presented a determined front and after a few shots at random the hostile infantry retreated, and "Shorty” moved boldly forward. Resistance and concealment were now alike useless—the enemy was hopelessly defeated, and an armistice was agreed upon. The latter’s re-inforcements had made a sortie accompanied by an escort shortly before the battle, and during the assault were at (T) in ignorance of the movement. "Shorty” occupied the position during the remainder « f the day. His presence was now required at (l ). and at nightfall, having become thoroughly familiar with the enemy’s disposition. "Shorty” abandoned his position, and began his famous retreat. The enemy pursued as far as the road, forcing him to halt at this point and take up a more suitable formation. 14Having disengaged himself after a short delay, he now retired rapidly along (M M) toward his base at (M). The artillery at (I ') opened fire as he reached (L). and being thus for the first time apprised of the danger of his position and the necessity for rapidity, he redoubled his speed, utterly disregarding several neutral bodies on the line of inarch. The retreat, hitherto conducted in an orderly manner, now became a rout, and being shaken by the fire of the artillery at (E), “Shorty” reached (R) in a high state of demoralization. 'fhe friendly troops in Garrison at (1 ) were drawn up in order of battle, and orders in regard to prisoners were being published before the command, when "Shorty" in full rout dashed through the North Sally Port, avoiding (S) by a detour and moving toward (N). A small guard for prisoners at (B), thinking it an attack, retreated in confusion, and a general unsteadiness was apparent in the ranks. Finding he was not pursued. “Shorty" rallied within earshot of the poop-deck "P,” and taking charge of the 2d Division marched it in good order to (H), the troops being in high spirits over the success of the raid. At (H) a staff officer came with much "red tape" to receive "Shorty’s” report of the affair—which was duly published before the command in the celebrated orders of February 19. 1900, with a view of improving the morale of the troops. The orders spoke in the highest terms of the young commander, who himself believed that full justice was done him. This campaign furnishes a brilliant example of a retreat successfully conducted in a hostile country, without advance or rear guard and under the most adverse circumstances, and is probably the most remarkable instance of which history bears record. Forces Engaged: "Shorty"—1.0000 Enemy—i.oooo Enlarged from "Official Records." Revised and Corrected by Gen. Hillman himself. "Official Records" (February 18). Hillman—Absent from retreat. Same—Not reporting to Officer of the Day before joining his company marching to supper. N. 15.—For previous operations in this vicinity, see Third "Bull" Run under Wesson, OPERATIONS OF WAR. VOL. I. 142M3Cbere’s no One fiere to €are There are times we’ll remember forever. There are moments wc l rather forget. There are friendships we never can sever. There are people we wish we'd ne'er met. As we smoke on the Ice of old “Cullum” And gaze at the waters below. There arc things we are sorry to part front. But. we're glad that at last we can go. What matter though to hops we go Or ride upon the road? Do chains of gold more lightly hold. Or ease a chafing load? Work you have done or battles won Or risks you rashly dare Oh. hit or miss—what matter ’tis? There's no one here to care. Rut boys, graduation is coming. And soon our kits we shall pack. To the ends of the earth we shall scatter. And the Lord knows when we'll get back. And some will soon freeze in Alaska— In the Philippines others will roast And some will chase brigands in Cuba. And some will tend guns on the coast. But somehow and somewhere and always There'll be something at hand to be done; And the things that we've "boned" we'll find useful Except when we're facing the guns. Thoutfli by "calcule" ami line and rule We trace a bullet's flight. Can all our Math, turn from it path A shot that's aimed just right. Strike hard who can, the cheaper man. Will not so illy fare. So hit or miss—what matter 'tis? There's no one here to care. M4As plcbcs vc have braced and we’ve cabled, As yearlings we’ve crawled and we’ve fessed. We've mooned and we’ve spooned while on furlough. And we've bugled in “Phil," with the rest. In our first class camp we have sweltered. We have worked, and we’ve marched, and we’ve drilled, And whenever the quarantine lilted. Our time the "tacs" usually tilled. What though we tried to stem the tide Of change and customs new. For honor’s sake, our all did stake And stuck the matter through? Now when at last all trouble’s past. Though we’ll forget it ne’er Why give a thought? why worry aught?— There's no one here to care. J5Pandora ¥ I tossed my kitten in the fire— Meow ! Meow t And, my dear, you can't dream How the cute thing did scream— lint Pve no kitten now— Meow ! (Song of the Debutante.) KING O. T. PANDORA was a dear child. She had a bald spot surrounded by long curls that shone like the gold of a Mexican sunrise, and she held herself as properly as the fashion plate gentlemen on your tailor’s walls. She never cried when the Sand-man came; she never upset her mug of milk on the dog at breakfast; she never drew faces on your dress shirt with her molassessey fingers just before you went calling; she never even insisted on making her brother’s bull dog smell your new Scotch stockings when you came to play golf with her Big Sister over Mr. Pandora's links in the country. In short. Pandora was a model child, and you would have said, "She may ride in my automobile any old day.” I am sorry to be obliged to relate the Sad Story of How Pandora Went t’p Against the Real Thing and Got Burnt. Kikophelestron used to whack up his lyre in the Greek Circus some centuries ago. and amuse the galleries with Good Luck Tales about Pandora. The Gallery-Gods liked good luck tales then just as they like the beautiful and accomplished Factory Girl with an English accent and a drunken papa to get the naughty foreign Duke of DuCrot—bum Flicket. nowadays. And so old Kikophelestron used to run for sometimes a hundred nights in Athens, sitting on a marble slab, twanging his strings, and warbling endlessly of how the sun always shone when Pandora lived, and the world had nobody in it but happy little children who skipped rope and rode on the merry-go-round all day—each child getting the brass ring and riding on the spotted camel even-time. Seeing, aussi, that the Athenians were easy fellows, he started a tale about free lunches growing on trees, and Pandora and her little playmates going out to pick Raspberry Tarts and I’atic de fois gras otT the dandelion bushes for break- 147fast—in fact, much the same kind of a world that Billy Bryan is going to give us when the Gold Democrats and Silver Democrats and Populist Democrats and Prohibition Democrats and Fusion Democrats and anti-Fusion Democrats and Expansion Democrats and anti-Expansion Democrats and Honest Democrats, and—other Democrats, all get together and elect him. Of course, this fable of old Kikophelestron is a False Official, but unfortunately a great many people have swallowed it—as they did Coin’s Financial School—and so at the very start we want to say that though King O. T. Pandora was no slouch she had troubles of her own, and when she tinkled the ice in a mint-julep, she paid for it. You l et. The fact is. that Pandora lived in a small flat place set in a circle of hills —just such a place as you would make if you stuck a quarter down in a piece of window putty. A river ran by this place, and the river and the flat place ami the mountains and the blue sky. and the white moon and the dum-flicket grass and trees and small birds and turkey buzzards and slum-gudgeon and Plebes, and all that therein dwelt belonged to King (). T. Pandora, under the wise supervision of Corporal Branigan and Teddy Rosenfelt and Hod—mostly Corporal Branigan, and more than mostly Pandora. Now when Pandora came to this Hat spot she locked herself in her room, and put out the light so that even she could not see herself do anything so undignified as she was going to do, and then she took a curry comb and rubbed her dress coat around her sword buckle until she perspired. She was very happy. For she was to get Big Pay and Plenty of Saluting. In short, she had a Red Hot Cinch, and she knew it. But for what practical purpose had she come to this spot? Ah, you are approaching the Jug of Wisdom, as Omar says somewhere. It is very easy to tell you. There was a great assemblage of Jack-Rabbits by the river, maintained bv the national purse to be shot occasionally for the national comfort and pleasure—So that Great Men in National Politics could snap their fingers with impunity under the noses of the Russian Bear and the English Lion, and say, “WoYeir when German Willie cried at our Chicago beef. And the Great General Dispenser of Favors in the Nation had sent King (). T. Pandora to take charge of these Rabbits and to train them up in the way that they should go—so that eventually they should be the best-dancing Jack-Rabbits, the best-spooning Jack-Rabbits, and the best-fighting Jack-Rabbits in the world. And so when Pandora came there was a loud toot-tootle of drums ami a banging of cannons, and a sharp crash of Krag-Jorgensens in strong hands, and a general movement of rabbits this way and that, all keeping time with their paws, and all wondering in their hearts whether their new keeper would do as they thought God meant to do. For they had their ideas of keepers, founded on what had 148been handed down to them from year to year by other Rabbits who had gone out and died for the sport or honor of the nation. And these traditions had grown to be a part of a tiling they called Honor. So they wondered in their hearts what sort of a child Pandora might be. And Pandora stood stiffer than ever, and curled her iron gray moustache, and she made up her mind to do her best with these Rabbits—as she saw it. And so the sun went down that day. and the wee stars came out and winked at the river, and the small Irish drummer boy down in the hollow above the Range, sat polishing his oldest buttons, and whistling •• For hidden ways Cut over the bar— At least, so the Fish-1lawks say ! " Tile moral of which has something to do with the story, though you—like Pandora—may never see it. Well, the years rolled on. And gradually Pandora and the Jack-Rabbits began to disagree. You know what happens when two people, who have been close together become even the tiniest bit put out with one another. No quarrel is so bad as a quarrel with somebody you have kissed. And so things began to grow very unhappy in that Hat place among the mountains. Listen, and I will tell you a queer thing that happened before the trouble commenced. Pandora was one day sitting happily on a large horse in the shade of a chestnut tree, when there came down the road a person pleasant-faced enough, carrying a canteen over his shoulder. He sang as he came, and at the sound of his singing the May flowers bent forward to hear what he said, and the violets cried because they could not listen through the sunflower stalks. For in the music he made, there was a wonderful spirit that tilled even lifeless hearts with a fire like that that comes in a man when he stays in the Pot and tills a bob-tail flush. And Pandora heard it. and her moustache prickled with excitement. When the man came up to her he stopped and lx wed, “Your Beautifulness.” said the stranger—which pleased Pandora. “I am come a long way to find a good and honest man of fine carriage and graced with a Sabbath-school integrity of mug.” Pandora blushed, for she felt sure she was It. She considered the stranger very polite, indeed. The Stranger—who. by the way. was our Old Friend. The Devil—saw the crimson flush and chortled. “For.” he continued. “I have here a canteen full of a very precious California wine—which, as you know, is valued at almost thirty cents per gallon—and I want to leave it with some one whom I can trust while 49I go to arrange about marrying the daughter of a far off Sultain in Hoboken, ’ew Jersey.” Pandora ought to have been on to his Charlotte Ruse—which is an old gag. But she wasn’t, so she smiled faintly and looked as conscious as a Plebe when his mother meets him in the Guard I louse and kisses him. The Stranger unslung his canteen and held it out to her. "It is called the Wine of Winsome Wandering.” he said, smiling enchanting!}’. "He who drinks it forgets sorrow and time, and dreams only of Love and the deep eyes he sees in the light of the May Moon, keep it for me.” And Pandora took it. and as she touched it the Stranger went off sudden’v on a Cyssoid of Dyocles, and there was nothing left of him but a faint odor arising from the use or presence of sulphur—and the canteen, which was so full it went ‘‘blob," when the horse shook a fly off. How what happened next happened to happen, not being a wiz, 1 cannot say. But as Pandora rode along that dusty lane with the hot sun licking up the brook alongside, she may have grown very thirsty, and made up her mind to take just the tiniest swallow in the world of the Devil’s drink. Personally, I believe most of us would not stay dry when a canteen of wine was clapping us against the back at every step—and we were quite alone. Or perhaps she just wanted to smell of it to see if it was good—as you remember you used to stand—quite innocently—on ti| -toe by the side-board to try to smell the decanter of claret that your father always had by him at dinner—except when the minister came. Anyhow, under the shadow of a spreading oak. Pandora reined tip. and after carefully inspecting the neighborhood for intruders, she smacked her lips and swung around the canteen—and opened it. Gracious me! Such a cloud rushed out and whistled and sang around her ears that she cried aloud with the very pain of the windy darkness. She was encircled—wrapped up.—in a mist of tiny, winged, stinging insects—whirring—humming—circling—zipping. With a shriek, she dropped the canteen and drove her spurs in her horse’s flanks, and shot off on a gallop down the road. But alas! The winged Troubles, one and all, sped after her. What were they? Oh. innumerable things of grief and sorrow—There were soirees, and Constrained and Unnatural Positions, and Reveille Guns Exploding spontaneously—Powder Bags. too. and Pillow Fights, and Silent Manuals, and Eagles and Dips, and Silences, and Qualifyings. and Newspaper Articles, and Menial Service, and Exploding Field Batteries, and Resignations, and Pain, and Bitterness, and Misunderstanding, and Granny Eves —and many, many other Heinous things. And as Pandora went down the dusty road with her hands to her ears, and her spurs bloody, the Jack-Rabbits far off by the river, heard a low clmchuckle that made them start. But when they looked to see from where it came they saw only a man pleasant-faced enough. 5owalking across the Cavalry Plain, humming to himself, and apparently very much amused. When I started this story, my dear children. 1 meant honestly to finish it. But as I look up through the smoke of my pipe. I see that the Small Inexjxm-sive Clock on niv mantle shelf points to five minutes of Tattoo. You must complete the tale for yourself as you see best. Perhaps Pandora's strong horse left the troubles behind, and pulled up finally, finite alone with his rider and the empty canteen. Perhaps she could not escape, and the Troubles stayed on with her—or at any rate, left their ugly stings to chafe her always. One tale I have heard runs that Pandora finally outran the Troubles wings and that when she stopped to rub her tingling skin, she heard a kicking and whirring in the canteen. "Thank God! Xot all out yet!" She cried, and stuck in the cork, but a tinv voice in the canteen pleaded so prettily for freedom, and promised such great things, and hoot-licked so assiduously, that at last Pandora relented and took out the stopper—and released one who who was to be what Hope was to Kikophelestron’s Pandora—the joy and comfort among all the buzzing troubles —fat. slouching, cunning, little Corporal Branigan! Of these things. I know nothing. They, like several other secrets, lie between Pandora and the Devil. All I ken is. that that night there was a snapping of knuckles in the corner where the lance corporal sat by the lamp trying to throw three sixes—and suddenly the drummer boy broke out singing: The beach-crabs crawled on the bare sand dune— For beach-crabs take to the Summer moon— And the Fiddler sat on a shadowed shell And tuned his squeak to tne bar buoy bell— And over the roar of the midnight sea The crab song swept in lofty O ’— • Love lives forever,' the White Cults say— Hut pride forever and a day' Hush I While the beach ci abs sing ! " And upon the plain, under the shadow of Cro’ N’est. the bugler played the first note of laps. 15 Both Sides of the Story. 0 Ulhat She Said. Into the hop-room strode my love." (Oh, list to the song of the gay L. P.) “His buttons shone bright—he was such a dear. “And scorning those beautiful girls, d’you hear? “He passed them and came to me." “You know 1 would rather dance than eat!’ (Oh! hark to the croak of the witty L. P.) “I told it to hint: he could dance so well. "And with pride I could feel his bosom swell. "As his arm encircled me.” Ulhat fie Said. “Against the wall sat an aged crone!" (Ob! list to the talc of the hopoid gay.» “Her teeth were false and I could swear “That on her head was another's hair; “But social debts 1 must pay." "She swore she would rather dance than eat!" (Oh! hark to the wail of the spoonoid gay.) "But she leaped and hopped 'till it seemed to me. "My toes were smashed with her agilitee, "And my hair was growing gray.” «52lust Out. w. Ulinkletnan's Analytical mechanics. AN EXTENSIVE COURSE OF I.KCTURES ON THE SUBJECT BY PROF. WINKI.KMAN. CHIEF “TURNER OUT OF LECTURES,’ U. S. M. A. Cloth, s oo., 350 Paflcs, Illustrated, $ .s$. A comprehensive treatise containing no elementary matter whatsoever: hut only the most abstruse and intricate discussion that the subject presents. This treatise was originally intended for the use of Cadets of the L S. M. A., after an elementary course in Benjamin's Wrinkles and Recipes for Grinds and Michie’s Mechanics, and was presented in a course of daily lectures Such success attending these, they were, upon the request of the Faculties of Harvard and Yale, revised, printed and presented in the present form to the mathematical world as an advanced treatise on this subject. In compiling these lectures,—for the first time issued in printed form.— the author has made free use of the thoughts of contemorarv workers on this subject, to whom credit has l ecn given in each and every case. The following extracts will aid the reader to grasp the scope and extent of the work, as well as the clear and concise manner in which the subject matter is presented to the student. pam m. Definition of J. The expression I “77K.X. means that it is the acceleration exerted when 1402 ft. lbs. of heat are used to raise one temperature Fahrenheit to a unit degree of water taken at the standard gaseous state.—“Pope’’ Gregory, I). I). pane mi. Definition of ID. "M" is the mass at a unit’s distance from the disturbance whose velocity is equal to the moment of inertia of the given volume, with respect to itself referred to the principal axis.”—“Goat" Harvey. «53Pa«c 317. Che momental Ellipsoid. “The Momental Ellipsoid of inertia is the shape a body would assume, were the whole mass to be concentrated about a co-ordinate.”—"Shafter” Thomas. Copies of WinklcmatTs Analytical Mechanics will be sent prepaid to any address on receipt of the price by the publishers. HOWITZER PUBLISH 1XG CO.. Newburgh. Highland Falls. Garrisons. New York City. January 3. hjoo. Dear Sir:—I do not know when I have perused any mathematical treatise that has afforded me so much satisfaction. The author has taken the utmost care to be ambiguous and unintelligible in every discussion. Whenever it has been necessary to have recourse to other works his discrimination has been marvellous. And nowhere is this better shown than when he applies Prof. F. C. Doyle's elaborate, mathematical investigation to prove that cos = cos Vcrv sincerelv, P. Baz. 54Cbe Spoonoids Eitany. Ulifh apoloflics to R. R. Eyes of gray.—Old Hudson's hills. Silvered with a smiling moon. Throbbing of the waltz that thrills. Hearts that beat the old. old tune; Sing, for youthful hearts beat high "Who so true as you and I.” Sing the lover’s litany. "Love like ours can never die.” Eyes of black.—"Flirtation’s” nooks. Nature’s bowers built for two. Lessons from Dan Cupid's books. Oh fleeting summer brings too few; "Part us? He who dares may try.” Ah dull Time flies swiftly by. Sing the lover’s litany. “Love like ours can never die." Eyes of blue.—On Furlough—June: Starlight; hammock; comfort; bliss; Moments flit bv far too soon. At last.—"Sweetheart. Good night.”—a kiss. Furlough slips so swiftly by. Parting pledge the old reply: Of the lover’s litany. "Love like ours can never die." Eyes of brown.—The moon beams bright.— Silvering tents.—dark shadows throw: "Number six" on concert night; Music sweet and whisperings low. Pleadings soft, warm glances fly Answers flash from eye to eye. Pledging life long constancy "Love like ours can never die." 55Graduation comes at last. Dainty letters thrown away. Memories of a vanished past Forgotten with dead yesterday. Tightened rein and sabre bare; Cuba or the Philippines Garrisons at God knows where. Indolence mid tropic scenes; Blue eyes, brown eyes, black eyes. gray. Let me toast each smiling eye With the lover's litany. "Love like ours can never die." VYPJ7 A o W P BALL | 2 DOWN ■ I YDS TO CAIN 156model Delinquency Cist Adams—I ate reporting return from hop. Amos—Assuming name of policeman while on leave, for unauthorized purpose. Amos—Receiving “franked letters, presumably not intended for him. Benjamin—Stopping a cadet who was on his way to join his company at reveille for the purpose of telling him a grind, thereby rendering him late. Buck—Not submitting explanation for report requiring one. Carleton—Attempting to produce a musical sound in section room. Carson—Leaving mess-hall at breakfast, dinner, and supper for purpose of visiting hotel. Deems—Causing his assimilated rank to be published before the battalion. Grey. B. K.—Addressing ( . I), as “Fat Legged Si." such not being latter’s name. Harvey—Loitering around supper table at hop from 10 I . M. to 1.00 A. M. Hobson—Corporal of the guard; falling in with company at dinner formation. 15th offense. Hodges—( ff limits: in officer's quarters from 2.00 I’. M. till 6.00 I’. M. Jones—Eating food which his room-mate had been ordered to turn in. thereby rendering latter incapable of complying with the order. Mueller. A. 11.—Not notifying his room-mate of his intention to attend Y. M. C. A. I’egram—Taciturnity from 10.00 F M. to 6.00 A. M. Pope. F. A.— Leaving hospital before being ordered by surgeon to do so. Stokey—Late returning from hop. Thomas—Orderly; loud buzzing sound issuing from quarters. Tidbal!—Loitering in bath-room for purpose of taking picture. Tyler. ). X.—Causing fact that he stands one to be published before the battalion. 57B flcbe-fliyat ¥ Conic till your Pipe, as Omar here would sing. And in the corner all your Text Books fling. For Time is fleeting and not all your Math, One Vanished moment from the Past can bring. Smoke! For the Tac who scattered into flight Cadets who smoked out in the Hall, last night. Will not inspect, for to the Mess lies gone. Oh come, old Dog. and bring me out a light. I tell you This—that He who boldly dares. And risks a Skin, not often badly fares: And ii you're skinned and in Confinement put, Why grimly sit and serve your Cons—Who cares. Some for the Glitter of Big Chevrons run. Some for the Section that is numbered One. All these to "Dis Fiends' and to "Speckoids" leave. Do you but laugh and rest and have your Fun. Think that within these Barracks drear and gray. Where we draw out our Lives from Day to Day, How Classes upon Classes had their Say, Stayed their Four Years through, and went their Way. When you and 1 arc Graduates at last. When all Kxanis triumphantly are passed. A little Week and then Wc too shall be Forgotten—Ah the Wheel of Fate spins fast. Come light your Pipe—the Smoke will waft away The Cares and Troubles that have filled the Day. To Morrow? Why soon We will also be Ourselves, with Classes that have had their Day. Bone not all Day. nor in the vain pursuit. Of Tenths and Rank endeavor and dispute. Better be happy as a careless Goat. And take your F.ase. Ah this will better stiit »5«Yes. though when given Force. Direction. Weight. A Bullet's Path We’re taught to calculate:— Can all the Calculations that we make Turn from its Path a Bullet coming straight? Tis but a Tenth or Two you've lost at best And even if You’ve simply coldly fessed. Why Others sometimes iess as cold as You— Come slowly back, climb to your Room and rest. Ah yes. the Ease which I have loved so long. Has done Mv Credit in this Place much Wrong. Has sent me living down inti) the Goats. Where surely such as 1 do not belong. Oh Com: with Blue and Black Book thou dost spin A web around the Road We wander in. And when We get "policed” down to the Goats. Thou soak’st us with our Fifth Tobacco Skin. if you and 1 could but with him conspire. To change This Scheme of Things as We desire. We’d burn these Regulations one by one. And light our Pipes with Brands from out the Fire My dear old Pipe—Sweet solace of my Woes, Who all my Thoughts—my Aspirations—knows. Yes. What think You—He's out. come let’s go in The Spell is gone—'Tis now full Time to close. 59familiar Sayings “Young gentlemen. I have called you together to-day for the impose — "Br-r-p—Br-r-p—Br-rp.” “Keep your seats young gentlemen.” "Same in French, same in Spanish, same in English.” "()h!—Never saw such lines, woozey—vile, worm-eaten.” “Let me be the hydrogen molecule.” "This is no time to ask questions.” "Mr. Dent, you don't seem to understand that.” "Now. isn't that easy.” "Any questions? first page, second page, third page,—too late." "Now, gentlemen. 1 have a little affair of Nelson’s, but before going to that. 1 would like to show you an experiment in heat, and while waiting for that a very pretty effect may he obtained— "(let out of my office, get out of my office.” 160Winkleman. sound the fundamental.” "Ride your horses, young gentlemen, ride your horses.” "Mr. -, don't you know that’s against regulations!' What did you do it for?” "I will look that up Mr. Pillsbury. and tell you to-morrow.” "Kcs eet not so Mister X.?” "Yes, sir.” "No eet ees not so. not at all, not at all!” CAl’HK AND RKKXCT t6l Miscellaneous »$3Prof. Michic (questioning Jimmie West). “Mr. West, when the dove came back to the ark, what did it bring?” Jimmie (after pondering about 5 min.) “A tig leaf, sir.” P. Micliie. “That’s right, sir." At the game.—Pretty Femme (to Cadet).—"Oh. don’t you think the Xavy toast is great? You know it goes.—‘Here’s to our sweethearts, may they ever—.’ ’’ Cadet.—“Yes, but the Army toast is better.” Pretty Femme.'—“Why. what is it? Cadet.—“()h. that’s the stuff our football team is made of.” “What have you to-night?” asked the gunner of the waiter at supper in the mess-hall. “Everything, sir." “Bring it in at once.” Enter waiter with slumgudgeon. Lieut. Rice (In combinations.)—Mr. Wood, if a man had 6 coats, 7 vests, and 8 pairs of trousers, in how many different costumes could he appear? Wood.—Well, that depends on whether he wore them all at one time or not, sir. Prof. Michie.—What is Sidereal Time. Mr. —? Cadet B.—I don’t know. sir. P. M.—What does the word mean? What is Sider? Cadet B.—Oh, yes, Cider is apple-juice. What is Chromatic aberration Mr. Mueller? I can’t rememlKT. What is a Chromo? 1 don’t know how the word is used correctly. What do you think a Chromo is? “An old duffer.” () ves, I won her. hut recollect Twas not attained by sudden flight. But while my sturdy classmates specked 1 wrote the dear girl—every night! Hayden tells one of Life’s grinds as follows: Liveried menial (entering): “Me Lord the carriage waits without." Lord Ki Ki.—“Without what, slave?” Without wheels. Me Lord. tis an automobile." And he wondered why we didn’t laugh. 164Row Piggie Caught Cold. A Twas in our yearling year. Piggie had been a desperate spoonoid in camp; had dragged a femme to every football game and hop since camp, and when winter had come in earnest he had gone with our gay world to sport on the ice of the Reservoir. I’iggie is from the South and so was not entirely at his ease on skates. On Christmas, lie was with the merry crowd on the ice. He was trying to do his best but somehow his feet wanted to go in different directions and he did the split. Something happened to his trousers, and not being able to skate backwards, lie was compiled to sit still on the ice until his many friends departed. Piggie has never ceased to enjoy the Reservoir, but from that time it lias always been from a distance. St. Peter.—W'liat have you to say for yourself, you shade? Shade.—I spent four years at West Point, was on the area, couldn't smoke, and was in the 3d Grade. St. Peter (to Winkleman).—Give this jxior wreck a double-napped surface pair of wings and an open organ pipe harp. Miss R—.(As Mr. Deems is escorted to the visitor's seat by the Runt.) Can a man with such a bewitching smile be a nonspoonoid! Our Conan Doyle r given the credit of being an Irishman. But judging from his language and his newly invented words, one would say that he was a near relative of Hoffman. At the Library, when it was being gutted and refitted. Fenner (after supper). “How like the ruins of old! I like this spot, as it seems to make our love the more romantic.” She (as a cough is heard from a neighboring dark corner, and cigarette lights are seen in that direction.) “Oh Raymond, do be careful!” She (as Morev passes.) Adjutants are always so nice. Don’t you think so? It is rumored that Kid Hannum wishes his class supper "extra dry.” 11. (To Fenner, who is coughing violently).—1 see you don't expect to live much longer, old man. Fenner.—Why, how's that? H.—Oh. you’ve commenced your “coffin” already. 165‘‘Reddy” Stuart (to Rockwell.)—Mr. Rockwell, how do you make concrete? Rockwell.—Well you take some crushed stone and sand—and—er—Lieutenant I've got this all mixed up with cement. “Reddy."—Well that’s right Mr. Rockwell. Sep Oliver (fuming.)—Mr. Keller what am I going to eat this pie with? Keller (innocently.)—With cheese, sir. What is the matter with Wood? He is no good. Can’t dance. Can’t ride. And he is wlieelv inside. And that is the matter with Wood. One does not wonder now that Wesson was so fully capable to lead our team to victory at Philadelphia. All eyes have been turned on him since then, and it has been discovered that he goes to the gymnasium regularly every Sunday afternoon. ()ur first captain while on Christmas leave, after having finished dinner, absent-mindedly inspected the dining-room of the hotel, much to the annoyance of certain elderly ladies and to the amusement of some fellow cadets. Wood (In Math.)—I assume this equation, and therefore it must be true. Ma.—Mr. Deen. what is this lesson about? Freddie.—Well a—now a—well its about—well—well Captain I don’t think I studied just that part. At the end of the week. Freddie (Looking at his mark for that day.) —! -----!! (Jee whiz but----!!— red headed-------!! had him down in Texas — —!! — Lynch him--------!!----!! Killed by Gosh! Instructor.—Mr. Keller, what causes an eclipse of the Sun? Cadet K.—An eclipse is caused by any old fake object between the observer and the sun. Instructor.—Then if you stood behind the boiler-house and could not see the sun, that would be a boiler-house eclipse, would’nt it? Cadet K.—I—I suppose so. sir —. Cadet Grant. W. S. (Dropping into the barber chair.)—Hair cut. please. Barber.—Which hair? 166fl Calc of Cobacco in five Smokes ¥ The plcbe he sat in his fourth floor room And dozens of skags consumed. They told him his fate was a question of time. And to "cons ' he was surely doomed. But free from care, with insouciant air. This plcbe continued to smoke— ’Till the tac. on the sly. in a manner quite fly His head in this plcbe’s room did poke— Oh! it really is confining but there’s no use in repining. For the Gym. is very handy on the days there is no drill. With the long horse and the rings and the bars and other things. One manages quite pleasantly the dragging time to kill. II. The yearling sat in his stifling tent And laughed the tacs. to scorn. For lie smoked all day and he smoked all night. And he smoked in the early morn. So iree from care with insouciant air The yearling befooled the tac. Till the latter gent on business bent. Hived tobacco crumbs in a crack. Oh! it really is confining but there’s no use in repining. For the music from the Cullum sounds better from afar; And the L. P.’s—queer obi things.—on their feet do not wear wings, So one gets along quite pleasantly at home while tending bar. III. The furloughman started to go on leave. In the beautiful month of June. But the staybacks were read ami the furloughman found That he’d started to go home too soon. For free from care with insouciant air The tacs. he had boldly defied. So the outraged tacs. having humped their backs. With demerits in bulk bad replied. 168Oh! it really is confining but there's no use in repining. For those terrible Class Suppers have been known to make one ill; And practice marches are exciting, especially the fighting. While in camp there is no board to pay as at the Murray Hill. IV. From furlough our friend returned depressed. But soon his sorrow drowned. In his rich old pipe of briar sweet. And then the O. I), came round: But free from care with insouciant air Me joyfully drew the smoke in. But next day at retreat he developed cold feet. For he'd raked in at last his fourth skin. Oh! it really is confining but there's no use in repining. For football is a brutal game as everybody knows. And as for exercising, it truly is surprising. How fully walking answers especially when it snows. V. In first class camp quite dignified. Me carelessly smoked on the cavalry ride. And when the dust had cleared away. The tactical officer was by his side: Now free from care with insouciant air Our friend has ceased to be— A court-martial sat and decided that A prisoner lie should be. Oil! it really is confining but there's no use in repining. For on Wednesdays and on Saturdays he takes a pleasant stroll. And after recitation he has time for meditation On Military Justice and things not quite so droll. 169ttlben Greek meets Greek. Deen. "Chic" Bryant and "Sheep" Nolly were talking in the Area. This is what an interested spectator heard— Deen.—Why down in Texas they— Xellv.—Aw, Texas—why— Chic.—This morning in math I— Deen.—Oh, you fellows shut up a— Nelly.—Why I said to him I— Chic.—But this morning in math I— Just then Shafter Thomas and Jimmy Prentice hove in sight, but the spectator tied. She (at the hop.)—What are those stripes on your arm for? He.—Whv, those are to indicate mv rank. J T • She.—My. how nice! He turns her over to Cadet I)., who has no stripes. Site.—You haven't any stripes on your arm. How is that? Cadet D.—Oh. those stripes are worn for punishment. You sec those men were caught smoking—once for each stripe. Now there is a cadet with four— lie’s a regular volcano. She.—( h. how awful. That other cadet said they were to indicate his rank. Cadet I).—Yes. it was mean of him to try to deceive you like that. Headquarters L . S. Corps Cadets. West Point, X. Y.. Special Orders. November 24. 1899. No. 4. Extract. I.__During the month of December, parade will take place on Sunday at the following hours: I )ec. 3.—4:12 I’. M. Dec. 10.-4:07 1 . M. Dec. 17.-4:01 P. M. Dec. 24.-3:56 P. M. Dec. 31.-4:09 P. M. The sun will set five minutes later. Bv order of 170Reveille. ¥ I. The drum is heating in the hall. At reveille. Tis meant to wake us one and all. At reveille. Oh. then you roll and rub your eyes. Oh. how that drummer you despise. But all the same you have to rise At reveille. II. You lie there thinking oi the cold. At reveille, And shivering thoughts themselves unfold. At reville, A moment more, the rolls are heard. And then as lightly as a bird You leap from bed without a word. At reveille. III. You then begin to don your clothes. At reveille. You shiver there from head to toes. At reveille. V ou soon rush out with greatest speed. And strings untied you never heed. Until endorsements you must read. Oi reveille. IV. Sometimes your shoe has been misplaced At reveille. And then you're gone in spite of haste. At reveille. You rush around as mat! men do. Until you hive your room-mate’s shoe. And put it on without ado. At reveille. 71V. You hear the sergeant call the roll. At reveille. You rush lor ranks as at a goal. At reveille. Three times, your name you hear him shout. You reach the ranks and then yell out. Alas—he has just faced about. At reveille. VI. You stay in "con" week in week out From reveille—(till reveille.) Each night you hear your name read out From reveille—(till reveille.) The gym looms up before your face. You then decide to take a brace. But with your usual late you race. To reveille. yyiaVVvCca rylj e. » VU. 7 Ravings of a furlough man. (Overhcnrd while lying smoking on the North side of the magazine in flattery Knox.) "To night, sweetheart, the sun unrolled Across the hay a path of gold. And in the glory of that track 1 sent a lonesome wanderer back. A burning thought to thee. "Oh. sweet, be on the watch to-night. Between the sunset and moonlight. Perhaps my thought will come to rest. And seek repose upon thy breast. hen the long sad day is done. "Dear heart of mine, the days seem long And sweet, sad memories round me throng. Those happy summer hours are past. And darkness shrouds my life at last. Illumined once by thee." 73Christmas ¥ Black night still hangs about “The Point' the ground is white below. And reveille is sounding on the drum, Wr tumble down the iron stair , and "iall in" in the snow. And realize another day has come. The sergeants quickly call the rolls, the companies arc dismissed. We turn and slowly to our rooms we climb. When a comrade right behind us with a forced and hollow laugh. Reminds us Tis the merry Christinas time. All. the Christinas of our boyhood days our memory takes us back. As we sadly take our commissary broom. And we think of how the stockings hung and how they're hanging now. While we sweep out our bare and empty rooms. Gray dawn is stealing o’er the Point and driving night away. The morning rays light up the hills with gold. The paths are being opened in the area below. The morning air is crisp and clear and cold; Our recitations all arc stopped, from duty we’re set free. Another day we’d all be blithe and gay. But we cannot keep from thinking of the merry time we’d have. In our happy sunny homes so far away. Oh. the heart-ache as we think of them—our thoughts keep coming fast. In a gloomy and a melancholy round We turn back from our window and begin to bone our “Math," Ptcsumably to “keep from getting found.” Full day has broken o’er the Point, the hours creep slowly by. But dinner time somehow comes all too fast. e’rc marched down to the mess hall and we try to laugh and talk. But we’re thankful when the mockery is past. We see the groaning board at home heaped up with Christmas cheer. We hear them talk—their voices light and gay. We hope they’ll drink a health to us and wish that we were there,— And remember us another Christmas day. For we arc now but units in Uncle Sam’s machine. When out of here forever more we’ll roam. We are our country's exiles e’en while in our native land: We've bid farewell to friends and kin and home. 74Black night now falls upon the Point and drop a fitting pall Upon the thoughts we've had throughout the day. We climb up to our rooms again and gladly take our books To try to drive sad memories away. We’re homesick, we are miserable, we crave a Lethean draught. At least to help us through this single night. And we pray the Fates be kind enough one little boon to grant. To haste the leaden hours in their flight. But the longest day must have an end. The darkest night must close. And welcomed longed-for taps draws near at last. And we whisper as our lights go out that at least we can give thanks Foi another mocking Christmas day that’s past. Eddy Cassatt (to Sammy Cleaves in Spanish, as Sammy has recited and begins to deadbeat.)—“Mr. Cleaves, get that book of war-ships.” Sammy gets a prayer book and examines it intently. A “Pole” Vault.—Kosciusko’s Tomb. Carson (discussing his prospects.)—I should like to have foreign service after graduating. Hamilton.—I'll tell you how you can manage it. Carson (excitedly.)—How? Hamilton.—Get a Chinese cook. On the Morrow—A Heavy Heard. Always “Reddy"—Stuart, E. R. Link Motion—Smith. V. R.. crossing the Area. “Privy ledge”—The one in the chimney where we hide our cigarette butts. Manual Labor—Parade. CorjK)ral Punishment—Throwing the yearling officers into the tank. Names of horses all remind us. Of the great men gone before; Little tender spots behind us. Imprints on the tanbark door. VVestervelt (in Engineering.)—This problem is not indeterminate, but it has an infinite number of solutions. 75Up in Smoke. When one is happy, contented and gay, When everything good seems coining one's way. 'Tis then that you turn to the joy that is met. And sure to be found, in the gay Cigarette. When you arc oppressed by a stem, darker mood. When everything’s wrong and nothing seems good. When sad. bitter thoughts throng in from afar, 'Tis then that you light up your blackest Cigar. When all the day's worry and trouble is o'er. When the cares that have worn you can trouble no more. When the twilight has come and day-dreams arc ripe. 'Tis then that you turn to the fragrant old Pipe. Lt. Rice (to McManus at side board.)—Mr. McManus, are you having any difficulty with any of your problems?—A painful pause, during which McManus, utterly oblivious, ciphers rapidly.—Lt. Rice repeats the question. McM. (wheeling suddenly about.)—Hay? Lt. R. smiles and repeats question. McM. (resuming his work.)—Well, not quite, not quite. H. (to Pill in the choir loft.)—Did it ever occur to you that the hero of Weyman’s ”A Gentleman of France,” led a sort of “duel" existence, so to speak? (I’ill unable to sleep.) Carson (going riding.)—Golly. I’ll have to run up and get my watch. Nones.'—Oh. never mind it will "run down" itself, in time. IJugge (to Wood in Drawing.)—What sort of a beast is that Mr. Wood? Wood (proudly.)—That’s an oak tree. sir. Doyle (plebe math.)—1 am required to perform the following examples. Johnny Rice.—This isn’t a circus, Mr. Doyle. Pillsbury (to plebe.)—Mister, can you find the area of barracks? The golden sun smiles on the fields. The moon smiles on the sea. And why will not my lady's eyes. More kindly smile on me. First Hull P. (passing the mess-hall.)—Sniff! Sniff! smells nice, don’t it? Chorus of II. P’s.—Yes. let’s go in. (Next morning we have fresh country sausage for breakfast.) 176J Tew maxims. A life insurance agent in hand is worth two in ambush. There's many a slip (Company Commander, Sub-div. inspector, etc.) since you came till you skip. • The Com. loveth a cheerful skinoid. Military efficiency is but “skin" deep. The ways of men with maids be strange, yet simple and tame. To the ways of cadets with plcbes when drilling or crawling the same. The navy came down like a wolf on the fold. With their banners all gleaming with blue and with gold: When the smoke rolled away how the navy did rue. That we took all the gold and left them only blue. Prof. Michie (in a lecture—quoting from King Lear.)—“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child."—but you will never realize that till you get to be fathers and mothers yourselves. Thomas (impressively.)—"Do you know that in some of the coal regions about Scranton the miners do not live to Ik over twenty-one years of age? "()f course not. Tommie, for when they get to be 21 years old they are no longer minors." W esson (in Ordnance.)—"dun cotton is made of sheep’s wool." “Army Blue’’—The Navy. JHi Standing Gun Drill. Lt. K.—"Mr. ( .. which would you put in first, the projectile or the charge. Athletic Bob.—"That depends upon which way you were going t° sboot. Sir." Question.—"What would you do if the shot struck to the right of the target. "Sep."—"Move the target to the right." “Reub."—"Have you anything besides paper in that box.” H.—" Yessir, envelopes.” Link.—"Mr. B. what is the calibre of your rifle?" B.—"The diameter of the hole in it. sir.” '77Thomas (at artillery drill.)—’‘After aiming, the gunner will throw up his hands, take position two paces in front of the muzzle and give the command. ‘Ready ” Goat Harvey (returning from an examination in Engineering.) Well. 1 think that 1 must have lost a file." “Smith, what section are you in in P». S.?" Smith. C. F.—“If there was one more I would be in that." She.—“Mr. Tidball tells me he is cultivating his voice." He.—“Yes: I saw him irrigating it this morning." (Instructor to Mr. Naylor.)—“What happens when a man’s temperature goes down as far as it can go?" Mr. Naylor.—“He has cold feet, sir." Gussie (reading the Hundredth Night program.)—I can lick the man who classed me with the children. When one has three femmes engaged for the same hop. Nones says. “Drag them all.” but Martin says. “Go into the Hospital." He has ever been “Grandfather.”—McManus. In reading through this book you may find phrases on the order of “The wagon wheel spoke." or some gallant may mathematically define a kiss as elliptical. Kindly give Llessie Hamilton credit for them all—for he needs it. She (as Hillman comes tripping daintly along.)—Isn’t he cute? Sal Nones (enviously.)—I’ll be blest if I can see what the ladies find so attractive in him. Hopkins (soliciting repairs.)—"Damages?” Hamilton.—"Yes, sir: a broken heart." Harvey (after supper.)—Holly t hee, for once I am ahead of Martin. Miss — (the petite diminutive.)—Oh. I am so glad. The Goat.—V elocity is getting there fast. “Pa, where has little sister gone to?" “To heaven my son." "And where has brother Jack gone to?" “To West Point.” “How far is West Point from Heaven?" “There are no figures large enough to express the distance.” 178Youngberg—A "humor'’ ous man. "Sliarp"-Shootcrs—Guns with bayonets fixed. Scrap-1 ron—Cadet Rifle. II.—Why is it there are so few girls left on mornings after a hop? R.—Well, you see the morning sun drives away the tniss (mists.) (See definition of "Idem Sonans.”) Fire Department—The Academic Board. Com-mutation—Hillman's make. Barrack aide—A policeman. The stairs.—Yes. here comes Mr. Baer now: just listen and you will probably hear. "I am sorry that 1 cannot claim the services of my poetic muse to-night. But really it has been so overworked during the long week which we have been parted, expressing in its poor way the sweet all. that makes you so dear to me and I am compelled to express prosaically the thoughts which the rippling laughter of your eyes touching the chords of my pulsating heart, makes impossible for me to withhold—Oh! hang it all. our dances are over—and you are— such a bully girl.” Why is there only one Major? Why. don’t you know? It is out of consideration for Viola Allen. See that strut? For particulars apply to Pennsylvania Cadet Delegation, t . S. C. C. We have long known that Mr. Watson was the nicest boy of "C” Company and we have recently learned that he is the sweetest boy at the hops. Those on the inside say that the fit of bashfulness which won for our darling Johnny the sobriquet "Johnny Mistletoe," was intentionally assumed, and that on several occasions, he has unscrupulously taken advantage of the reputation thus gained. It is much to be regretted that such conduct can be tolerated by the Corps. And it is to be hoped that future classes do not follow the spooning practice of such as Johnny Wilcn or — Rhett. Perkins (who lias just learned that a girl he once met is coming up.)—You know Miss—? Watson.—Yes. Perkins.—Well, she is to be up for a week, and I wish that you would arrange to get some walks with her and help entertain her. atson.—Yes, certainly, I shall be glad to oblige you. I invited her up. 79A plcbe's thought .is Benjamin invites him to his first V. M. C. A. meeting. “Surely a devil in disguise. Will it he an awful soiree?” Jimmy Goethe (at the German, laboring under the impression that a certain fair one is escaping him.)—“By gollv. 1 11 catchy you." Don't drink, don't smoke, don't swear—our Jimmy. Wesson found Glade asleep one day. and was so struck with his appearencc that he appropriately dubbed him "I'roggie." Some of his friends have since formed a mistaken idea that he owes his title to the graceful curve of his legs. Carson (besieged In a bevy of beautiful art students.)—“No. I really can not Pose for you. Machinery is my line. Go to Gussie Lukesh for pose." i Sothe ninth Div. Cat ¥ 01«. Corporal, spare that cat. Touch not a single hair. See how he waxeth sleek and fat By our protecting care. hilc other cats themselves have fed And little found to cat. We've shared with him our daily bread. And hash and milk and meat. He drinks beneath our hydrant, too. And breathes the same pure air. Our menu at the mess-hall is His daily bill of fare. And why should he thus be condemned? No real harm he's done. It is the love we have for him. That binds this "Div." as one. 'Tis true some grumblers might rejoice. They say that no one sleeps; They hate his loud melodious voice. And the company he keeps. The "Com" in jealous wrath must be To give commands like that; But listen to our earnest plea. Oh, Corporal, spare that cat! 1S1lUbcn You Cove i A girl you love—blue sky above. Eyes also blue—turned up to you. As on you drive—you quickly hive. That you’re past hope. And while the creek runs on so slow. And all is quiet, far below; As you descend that old gorge road. You tell her so. You watch with care vour horse’s pace. You dare not look her in the face. And while you gaze off into space. She hesitates— Perhaps you think your "bootlick” slips. When suddenly two burning lips; Arouse you with their silky tips. Ye Gods! And now your brain is set aflame. And you forget all things mundane: Can it be that you’re insane? Or happy— And what now if the horse goes lame. Or breaks his neck—its all the same: Look not afar, just drop the reins. And live. 182J Debt of Donor. ft H Comcdy-Cragcdy in One Act. Written in part payment for a White Rose. r Hk. Dramatis Personas: , i SlIK. Timk—The Present. Scknk: Outside—Deep drifts. The north Winds blow. .■I shatp slot m-hlast or two Oj snow. Husk thickens—the ted sunset dies. •■I shit'ring wind. (The Curtains rise.) {'port the stage—{to ft.)—the glow A slmoly crumbling hack log sends. When l.ove dream shadows come and go As everting falls and twilight ends. She sitting in a Moms chair. He enters—( . )—through the portiere. She. I know you've brought some charming thing— Some tune to play?—some song to sing?— Some naughty gossip? None of these? Pray, tell me. Come, I’m tired. Don't tsasel He. I won't. I've come on business, quite— She. What! •• Business?” No.no—not to-night! He. Yes, • Business.” There’s a little debt You've owed some time. You may forget. I gave ou once some goods to keep. She. $3 Of value ?Hr. Well, they sold quite cheap. Si ik. I cannot guess. It’s not your hook ? You gave me that, you know. And, look ! 1 won this pin at golf last May, When Kathryn made that perfect play. The flowers and things! Oh, well, you said My dances paid. Besides, they’re dead. I’ve nothing else. You can't he right. HK. It’s slipped your mind. That's why, to-night. I’ve come to dun. And you must pay. Or else “The law shall take its wav. ' Shk. Oh, will no Portia come? Then, Jew. I fear the flesh must go to you. The debt is owed, if it must he. Hr. It must, because it is. you sec. Sill-:. To judgment, then ! I pay the cost For “damaged goods?” No? Then, ” goods lost.” Cornel Mercy, please! What must I pay? Hr. You’re ruined—bankrupted to-day! A debt at compound interest grows Far faster than one ever knows. Your debt comes quite to- one white rose ! Shk. {Aside ) That's pretty. But the stupid’s scared, As if I didn’t know he—cared. SliK. To him. giving him a rose.) There, then, 1 pay. Now, you tell me Just what on earth those “goods” can be. Hr. Tell you? What use? Your debt is paid. 184She. That’s it. Come! Have I been betrayed? Oh, shame! I liuve! I’ll make a bet— Ten violets that there was no debt. He. Yon lose. The goods were small amount— Not worth the rose. I shan’t recount; But, on my word, the debt was due. She. (Giving him inolets.) You win, then. He. Yes, these ten. Thank you ! And—well, let’s talk about the dance Lost night. Poor Kathryn’s back from France. She. (Aside.) The stupid thing! Of course 1 know. But—well, perhaps it's better so. He. (Aside.) Blind ! Blind ! And yet she surely knows Paid—tor one heart—a single rose. Curtain. Dedication. My Pipe and this littU play Have made—of love and dreams— or yon, In hopes your thoughts may kindly sliav To us when you shall glance it through, A nd, mayhap, when some show wind hiows. Remember us and—our while rose I»5Elementary Series. ¥ Prof. 0. n. Cyler’s new Primer. A FULL ANI) COMPLETE COURSE OF STUDY FOR CHILDREN, ARRANGED IN A NEW AND ATTRACTIVE FORM. Cloth oo.i 126 panes Price, 40 cents. 0 After years of closest association and study of children, the author feels himself fully competent to undertake the task of teaching the young idea how to shoot. This Primer embodies the methods and thoughts that the author has thoroughly tested by use. and he attributes his own unfailing popularity with the infants to a conscientious adherence to these precepts and principles. The following are some of the testimonials that have been sent the author by grateful users of his book: The best book for the purpose I have ever seen. 1 keep a box of them in each of my nurseries. BRIGHAM YOUNG. I read your book over at least once a day. and derive great pleasure and benefit from the intellectual excitement it produces. ROBERT E. WOOD (from Missouri.) During the recent war with Spain, your book was invaluable to relieve the monotony of camp, and to provide a mild intellectual stimulus for my rough riders. THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Your book fills the bill exactly. TIMOTHY WOODRUFF. (Vice Presidential Candidate.) Reading your book and playing the flute are my only relaxations from "specking" and "boning" tenths. GUSSIE LUKESH. See sample sheet. West Point. HOWITZER PUBLISHING CO. 186 West Point.Sample Sheet. “A” stands for Andy, The cavalry sport. With b'ache so long. And dress coat so short. “I)” stands for dress hat. Of slop bucket kind. With a fried egg in front. And a hook on behind. "G” stands for Granny, The artillery horse. Whose delight is to skin. And our b'aches endorse. "L" stands for Lynx. The first in my ken. Who lias shown that tacs. Can be gentlemen. Can Scraggy run? Yes. Scraggy can run. Does he think the little girls see him run? Yes. he does think the little girls see him run. Run, Scraggy, run. See the trained ape. Does the ape chatter? Yes. punch him with a stick-ami hear him chatter. The ape’s name is Bolivar. Chatter. Bolivar, chatter. Is this a picture of a sunset? No. it is not a picture of a sunset. It is a drawing that Billy has slopped. Slop. Billy. Slop! 1S7extracts from “Pharaoh's Ancient Rand Book of Roaring Grinds ' Issued in Convenient Brick form. DISCOVERED IN THE EXCAVATIONS FOR A TROLLEY SUB-WAY ACROSS THE DESERT OF SAHARA. 188Che Pennsylvania Railroad go. ¥ We. who arc at present members of the Corps of Cadets, can never forget our visit to Philadelphia on the occasion of the West Point-Annapolis football game, December 2, 1899. That we were able to attend this great event was due entirely to the kindness and courtesy of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. Such kindness and courtesy we cannot, of course, hope to reward, but we take pleasure in publishing for our readers the following account of THE PART TAKKN BY THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD IN THE LATE WAR WITH SPAIN. From the moment war was declared between Spain and the United States, and continuing for many weeks after the protocol of peace was signed, there was scarcely a moment when the Pennsylvania Railroad Company was not moving troops or government freight from point to point; sometimes there were but a score or more of men on the move and then again the Company would be called upon to transport thousands of men on scarcely ten hours notice. Bids had to be prepared and submitted, cars and engines rushed to the starting point, and the arrangements had all to be completed in the shortest |x ssible time. Agents of the Company were kept stationed at the principal camps of the government and were in constant communication with the general offices of the road bv direct telegraph and telephone lines. The Quartermaster’s Department was moving thousands and thousands of tons of supplies; the )rdnance Department rushing millions of cartridges, cases of arms and great guns to the seaboard; the ship and navy yards were calling for armor plate and supplies to be used on the lw ats which were being rushed to completion; and the coal transported for the great fleets would, if piled together, make a good sized mountain. Toward the close of the war hospital trains were run by the Pennsylvania Railroad to the camps and different jiorts of the country, bringing the sick and wounded to the hospitals of the great cities that they might receive the better care and treatment afforded by these institutions. These s| ccial movements of troops and their impedimenta, the handling of vast quantities of army and navy supplies, was all extra business and had 1S9to be looked after in addition to the regular freight and passenger business of the Company. That the efforts and difficulties of the Pennsylvania Railroad were understood and appreciated by the government is clearly shown by the following letter from Col. Kimball to Mr. Samuel Carpenter, an officer of the Pennsylvania Railroad: WAR DEPARTMENT, General Depot of the Quartermaster's Department, Army Building, Whitehall Street. New York City, March 21. 1899 Samuel Carpenter, Esqr., Eastern Passenger Agent. Pennsylvania Railroad Co., 119(1 Broadway. N. Y. Sir:—Referring to the movement of troops in large bodies, which has taken place during the last year. I desire to express my appreciation oi the excellent service rendered by your railroad in the handling oi the regiments which were forwarded over your line. Many of these movements were made on very short notice, and this Department too frequently had to rely upon insufficient and sometimes inaccurate data, and was unable to advise your representatives the exact equipment that would be required. 1 realize that under such circumstances your Company was placed in an embarrassing position, and the extraordinary efforts which were made by your line to give satisfaction in every respect, merited and received my fullest appreciation Now that the movement of troops is practically over. I take this opportunity of thanking you for your hearty co-operation with this office, and for the excellent service rendered. (Signed) A. S. KIMBALL. Asst. Quartermaster General. U. S. Army. Depot Quartermaster. 'I bis is but a brief outline of the part played by the Pennsylvania Railroad in the late war with Spain, and shows in a small way some of the difficulties which had to l e met and were overcome only by the remarkable resources of the Pennsylvania Railroad, resources which its excellent dicipline made it possible to bring into instant use. noGossip on the Picket Cine TTI ELL, well, this is something like li ing to get out here on the picket Mil line again, isn't it. Jugwood?" “Quite right, old lioss, and I say. Kent. now that yearling riding is over, and we do our stunts on the plain instead of in the hall it seems as though our troubles were nearly over." 'Weigh, neigh. Jug. You fool yourself there. Remember we have the wilds and fastnesses of Cro’ -Vest to search this summer." “True." replied Jug. “but I don't mind that so much, if we can only escape being captured in Highland Falls bv infantry! Wasn't that affair last summer an awful disgrace? 1 kept my head in the manger all the afternoon for shame.” Seeing that Jugwood and Kent were getting into a reminiscent mood several of the horses in their vicinity gathered around them to hear—and perchance join in—the conversation. The picket line is a warm, sunshiny place to spend a nice spring morning and the horses were enjoying it hugely. Besides the group we have already noticed there were other smaller ones scattered around in the yard—discussing the new saddles, kicking about the new brand of hay—and indulging in all sorts of horse play. )r in some odd corner we could see an old battle-scarred veteran —oblivious to his surroundings—probably a colt again in his dreams—roaming the daisied fields without a care. "Let's have it. Jug." spake up that wise little fellow. Gregg. "1 can see you have a grind you want to tell, so out with it." "You guessed it." admitted Jugwood, “I was thinking about the days when Captain Jim presided over the hall. The other day I heard Conan Doyle telling Jimmie Goethe a sad story of his yearling riding." "Do you remember." said Conan, "the day 1 was riding that old skate Farnsworth.”— "W ell spoken," interrupted McFarland—a sworn enemy to Farnsworth. "Your remarks. McFarland," retorted Farnsworth, "are as far beneath my notice as was my back beneath Shafter Thomas on our last trip across the hurdles." 191"()h, shut up. you old car-horses." cried the rest of the crowd, "and let Jug finish Conan’s sad tale to that wild Jimmy Goethe." "I object," said Lincoln. "I used to hear Conan’s h’achcs every day and I don’t want to see a pleasant morning s| oiled.’’ "Conan can’t tell a grind." said Gregg, "to any one hut Jimmie Goethe— he's easy." “Speaking about sad tales reminds me of a recent nightmare of mine." said Pope. "A nightmare,” said Audenried. "present me. will you?" "Don’t he an ass. Andy—this is a serious matter. I dreamed I was in the exhibition ride in June before the Board of Visitors and the femmes with— Shafter W. Thomas aboard." Snorts of horror and terror were heard all the wax down the line. Montgomery. poor little innocent—fainted dead away and revived only after his head stall had been loosened and his forehead bathed. After the confusion had in some measure abated. Pope continued his gruesome tale. "Yes. that was bad enough." he said, with a shiver, "but presently they had mounting double—and who do you suppose mounted behind ‘Shafter W?’ " "Runt Hillman. " said Gregg, always ready to believe the worst. "No—not quite so bad as that—guess again." "Cy Hopkins." ventured Harris. "Worse than that." said Pope, at last, "it was Sal Nones!" Poor Montgomery nearly dropj cd again and Kent leaped into the air in terror—his inane standing on end. Some time elapsed before the panic attendant on such an awful announcement was subdued. "Why do you want to spring such a mane-raising tale as that. Pope?" said Hannibal, reproachfully. “That’s as cruel as telling Buck he’s been skinned." "Well, I just told it to enable you to appreciate the constitution that enables me to attend riding to-day.” "I would have given them ‘Action Rear.’ " said Audenried. "So I did," replied Pope, “and Sal came down first with a satisfied grunt as striking something solid. Shafter ran him a close second reaching terra taubarka with a sound like a new cadet falling down stairs with a chair, water-bucket. basin, and broom just drawn from the cadet store. When they managed to mount again the whole thing seemed to change. They had turned into gym. fiends of the worst type. Why. Sal mounted on Shafter’s shoulders, faced to the rear. and. while they were that way. Shafter folded his arms and—." " )h, hold on there. Pope—” "Say. what kind of hay did you eat for supper." "That proves it was a dream all right—a wild one. too."— "Yes."—said Pope, in answer to this torrent of horse laughs—"then I woke up in a cold sweat." 192"Speaking of Shafter,”—this was General Thomas getting into the game— "I have to carry the Stokoid this A. M. and this cinch is dreadfully tight.” "I should say that you had no cinch.” said Audenried. "Oh, kick him out!”—"Bump him!”—"That’s pretty poor!!" came the chorus at Audenried—But like Hamilton. S. !».. such remarks did not phase the old retailer of weak grinds, lie stood there with a self-satisfied smirk on his face and one leg ready for his first assailant. "I have noticed that the Stokoid has been falling off in his riding lately.” said Farnsworth, winking at Audenried—and he was promptly silenced also. “Well, perchance you will be lucky enough to break your cinch. General, the way I did one day,” said Farnsworth, and after judicious coaxing, he laid aside his pretended modesty and told his story. "It was in Captain Jim’s time," he commenced and all the horses crowded closer, expecting a good grind since it belonged to that epoch. "The Captain was talking about the treatment of horses and generalities as usual.” "When you go on marches, always take along something to drink—I find Worcestershire sauce very good for camping." "N'evah give a hawse any lickah—watah’s plenty good enough foil a hawse," he said, and at the very mention of "lickah,” I heaved an awful sigh—for 1 was bred in old Kentucky, you know. That sigh put the cinch out of business. Poor old P. K. Brice was the unfortunate. He landed in the tanbark with a clatter of sabre awl spurs that sounded like a mess-hall waiter tackling low on his way from the kitchen." "What did Captain Jim say?” "Just told Pill to skin P. K. for dismounting and unsaddling without command and continued the discourse on equine life!” "()n the whole.” asked Audenried, “whom do you skates consider the most unsatisfactory rider you ever carried?” "Ben Jammin." replied Hannibal, without a moment’s hesitation. “The Little Ruler hasn’t a rival in that field. Why I’ve carried him during sabre exercises until I looked, with my clipped ears, like a bull pup. He keeps me shaved clean all the time with that meat-axe and only yesterday, he gave me a hair-cut on my off fore-leg and then swore at me for interfering with the exercise!" "But there’s Lawson.” said Mann. "When you are carrying Lawson, you feel like a plow. His toes drag in the tanbark so and even then he is always on the verge of falling off. Last week, the Cowboy tried to restore Fence-Kail's confidence by chasing us round the hall and then I thought surely my end had come. Lawson nearly strangled me to death holding on. Some facc- »93tious cadet cried. 'Remember the mane. as we went tearing by and I considered that too much. So I ran into a corner and stopped, but Lawson continued the motion.” on the arc of a parabola I’ill said. “There. Mr. Lawson," said the Cowboy. "I knew you were going to fall off." "I am afraid it is getting near the bewitching hour of four and this is Wednesday." said Bonneville, sorrowfully. “And that means riding on the road. Well. I'll give some cadet a run for his money, this afternoon. I haven’t run away for a month. But may the patron saint of horses preserve me from Cosine or Coat Harvey. Any one else is preferable." "Then I see your finish." said Gregg. "for here comes Cosine with his weather eye fixed on you. (ioodbyc. Bonny. I’m sorry for you." "Save your sympathy for Carson. Gregg." replied Bonneville, cuttingly, as he made one vicious lead at Cosine, and then was led out of the yard. Little wise headed Gregg gazed sadly around over the fast dividing line and meditated on all the tales he had heard from his recruit days down. He thought of the innumerable rides he had attended. He remembered the glare and glory of the exhibition rides at Madison Square Garden, the hard fought polo games, etc., and heaved a sigh. "Soon my day will come, I suppose, and 1 will be condemned and sold, perchance to end my days dragging a butcher’s wagon. Well, in the words of the poet. ‘It is better to be a good old has-been than a never-was-it.' he muttered, and at any rate. I have policed as many cadets as any horse I know. So. I can cpiit this business with the consciousness of a hard duty well performed." 94Che Corps A toast delivered by Walter S. Grant, president of tlie Class of 1900, at the New Year Dinner. January 1st, 1900. I) I the genius of a Webster, had I the talents of a Clay. I perhaps might clothe my thoughts in such language that they would endure and jx ssess a permanent place in your memories; and would the most impassioned flowers of rhetoric but ill express the thoughts which surge into my mind as I gaze about on this gray-coated throng, and reflect that in five short months I shall no longer be entitled to my proudest boast.—that I am a member of the I'nited States Corps of Cadets. When years ago the Army was young, officered by men whose military attainments were little better than those of the men they commanded and whose morals were not upheld by the esprit de corps which exists in the Army of to-day, men saw that to maintain an establishment which would do credit to the nation and command resj ect from other nations, trained officers were needed. And not only did circumstances demand officers educated in those higher principles of strategy and command, a knowledge of which aids materially in making the successful captain: but men of sterling worth, men of unswerving honesty, of honor l eyond question, of love of country beyond price—heroic leaders for heroic followers. For this. then, was the Military Academy established. These men are the officers of our regular army, and these officers have come, up to the present, in almost every case from the Corps of Cadets. And the foundations upon which their principles are built, or by which they are vastly strengthened, are the corps traditions, handed down from class to class and prized by them as their most valuable possessions. I speak of the traditions of honor, integrity, pluck, and perseverance. ()f these that of cadet honor is perhaps the most highly prized for it embraces to a certain extent the others. As we of the first class look back upon our record here, we hope that it is understood that whatever may have been done, which from the point of view of constituted authority redounds to our •95discredit, was done with that sense of obligation to honor which binds a cadet to his code just as surely as an officer to his. Whatever the means adopted, they were, though perhaps erroneous, not dishonorable; and however grossly misunderstood were the ends sought, they were most honorable and intended for the good of the corps. It is impossible for me to say what I should like to. We are allowed ideas for the reason that no system of regulations has yet been devised which can control a cadet’s ideas. As to stating those ideas regulations are. however, quite explicit. Hut although we see things from a different point of view than other people, and are apt to criticize those actions of our superiors which do not conform to our views, we should remember that those superiors of ours have also been cadets; they have been moved by the same corps spirit and the same enthusiasms as we; they have been guided by the same traditions and by the same corps honor, and whatever they may do now. let us try to believe that they have the corps at heart and do it honorably from their point of view. It will take a struggle—mine is not yet finished; but shake off the corps prejudices and look at the matter fairly. And yet despite all this, some things are sometimes done, harsh and unjust we deem them, which leave their bitterness to eat like a canker, deep into a man’s heart, and bv their narrowness drive out that charity which we should strive to retain. That honor which we prize is safe. Time was not many months ago before that action of the corps, when it was in danger, but its roots were too deep to be moved by the passing storm. We leave it in your hands 1901, 1902 and 1903. We know that you will guard it and pass it on unsullied to those that follow you. Need I mention the deeply-rooted tradition of truth? It is. in a way. the Academy. Need I mention those of pluck and perseverance? No need, but I cannot resist the temptation to speak of that of which we can never tire hearing— which can never fail to strike a responsive chord in our hearts. These traditions are exemplified in the career of last season’s football team. Could there have been a pluckier fight than was put up by those football men last season?—defeated again and again, battered and crippled, they turned their faces towards the goal and hammered away. . And when, on the 2d of I )eceml er. on Franklin Field, the captain calls his men together, and with tears in his eyes asks them if they will put it over, the answering tears spring to the eyes of those worn-out men and they swear, as they grip hands, to put it over. They did it! Three times they did it. and West Point spirit and West Point grit won that day! 196All! remember that day. Hand down t incoming classes the memory of that splendid triumph. Teach them the traditions we hold so dear. Honor, grit, pluck, determination,—they’ll win your battles They took the Army across the Navy’s line. They took the regulars up Santiago Hill. They’ll take us up still farther. We most of us have known each other long. We have stayed here while classes graduated and went to war. Together we have mourned the lost. Together we have praised the brave. We have exulted over daring deeds performed bv those who with us wore the gray. And soon relentless time will once more roll around and another class will leave this spot, and though it may seem strange, to leave it is to love it. W e have had examples set us. ()ur comrades gave their lives for duty. Can we do less than offer in the shadow of those noble names our own poor talents? Sleep well, ye heroes that have died. Although we may not show it. know that the flag which you so loved, we also love, and that it shall float as proudly as of old: while its stars, washed in the blood of many a patriot, shall shine with undimmed lustre. «97BATTLE MONUMENTfl Brief Bistory of iilest Point 4 CUE liiston of West Point divides itself into two periods, the first embracing the Revolution, the second the foundation and growth of the Military Academy. L'ntil the Revolution. West Point was an unsettled tract of land, like so much of the surrounding country at the present time; but it then became of great, though at first unrecognized, importance. The command of the Hudson was of vital necessity to the ( olonists; and. as early as the spring of 1775. Congress authorized the construction of batteries to defend the river. Among the first fortifications erected were Port Constitution, on Constitution Island, then known as THE EAST SIDE OF FORT CLINTON. Martelaers Rock: and Forts Montgomery and Clinton, on opposite sides of the small stream known as Pooplopen’s Kill. This Fort Clinton must be distinguished from the fort of that name which was erected at West Point some four years later, and whose ruins we know so well. At Port Montgomery a boom extended across the river, above which several small vessels were stationed. Although West Point commands Fort Constitution, it was not fortified, the Americans believing that a land attack through the broken country of the Highlands. was impossible. Forts Montgomery and Clinton were placed under command of (lateral (ieorge Clinton. Governor of New York. I11 the fall of 1777. Washington was contending with ieneral Howe for the possession of Philadelphia, and (ieneral Cates was opposing the advance of Cen- 199oral Biirgovnc down the Hudson. To create a diversion in aid of (ieneral Bur-govne, Sir Henry Clinton, then in command of the city of Xew York, organized an expedition for the capture of the Highland forts. Karly in October, he embarked four thousand men. ostensibly for a southern expedition, and waited for a favorable wind to take him up the Hudson, (ieneral Israel Putnam was in command of the American forces, which were stationed principally at Peekskill. Sir Henry landed troops opposite Stony Point to menace Putnam, who. thoroughly believing that be was to be attacked, did not send bell) to the forts opposite, even after the main body of the enemy had on the next day crossed the river under cover of a fog. and marched against Ports Clinton and Montgomery. Fortunately. General Clinton, as soon as he learned that the British Heel was on the river, bad collected all the militia that lie could find, and bad manned the forts. He had THE ENTRANCE TO FORT PUTNAM. taken command of Fort Montgomery, on the north side of the Kill, a large, but unfinished work; leaving his brother. James Clinton, to command Port Clinton, a smaller, but completed, work on the south side, between Sinipink Pond and the river. Both garrisons together numbered but 600 men. | oorly armed, the greater part undisciplined militia. ()n the morning of the 6th of October. Clinton's scouts warned him that the British had landed at Stony Point, and. moving inland, had gained the rear of Bear 11 ill. a high conical eminence to the west of Sinipink Pond. I lere the British divided their forces. Nine hundred, under Lieut. Col. Campbell, made a circuit through the forest round the western side of Bear Hill, so as to gain the rear of Fort Montgomery. After Sir Henry had allowed them sufficient time to make the circuit, he advanced along the narrow strip between the Hudson and Sinipink 300Pond, and advanced upon Port Clinton. The following description of the tight that ensued is given by Irving in his “Life of Washington.’’ “A detachment of thirty men from Fort Clinton, moving down the river road to reconnoitre, fell in with the advanced guard of Sir I lenry Clinton, and retreated skirmishing to the fort. A larger detachment was sent out to check the approach of the enemy on this side: while sixty men. afterwards increased to a hundred, took post with a brass field piece in the defile to the north of Hear 11 ill. “It was a narrow and rugged pass, bordered by shagged forests. As Campbell came pressing forward, he was checked by the discharge of firearms and of the brass field piece, which swept the steep defile. The British troops then filed off on each side into the woods, to surround the Americans. The latter, finding it impossible to extricate their field piece in the rugged pass, spiked it. and re- AN INTERIOR VIEW OF FORT PUTNAM. treated into the fort, under cover of the fire of a twelve pounder, which was posted on the crest of a hill. "Sir Henry Clinton had met with equally obstinate opposition in his approach to Fort Clinton, the narrow strip of land over which lie advanced being fortified by an abatis. By four o’clock the Americans were driven within their works, and both forts were assailed. The defense was desperate: for Governor Clinton was a hard fighter, and he was still in hopes of reinforcements from Putnam; not knowing that the messenger he had sent him had turned traitor, and deserted to the enemy. “About five o’clock, lie was summoned to surrender in five minutes, to prevent effusion of blood: the reply was a refusal. About ten minutes afterward, there was a general attack on both forts. It was resisted with obstinate spirit. The action was continued until dusk. The British ships approached near enough 201to open an irregular fire upon the forts, and upon the vessels anchored above the boom. The latter returned the fire: ami the flash and roar of the artillery in the gathering darkness and among the echoes of the mountains, increased the terrors of the strife. The works, however, were too extensive to be manned by the scanty garrisons: they were entered at different places ami carried at the point of the bayonet: the Americans fought desperately from one redoubt to another: some were slain, some taken prisoners, and some escaped under cover of the night to the mountains.” I loth George and James Clinton escaped. The American losses were 250 killed, wounded and captured: the British 200. including Col. Campbell. The mcrican vessels attempted to escape up the river, but as the wind was adverse, they were burned to prevent their capture. THE WEST SIDE OF FORT PUTNAM. The next day the Kritish occupied the unfortified plateau of West Point. Port Constitution was therefore abandoned, with its guns and stores. Leaving a detachment to demolish the forts. Sir llenn Clinton pressed on up the river to a point beyond Kingston, where he learned that Iturgoyne had surrendered. He then returned to Xew York, after twenty days’ occupation of the Highlands. West Point was not again occupied by the Kritish. This defeat showed the Americans the necessity of stronger works on the Hudson. West Point presented peculiar advantages for their location, on account of the narrowness of the river, and the sharp bend that it makes at this place. A chain across the river could therefore be shorter, and. as vessels lose headway in making a quick turn, could be less easily broken than at any other point. In addition, the forts on Constitution sweep a long reach of the river; and the precipitous banks render a river attack very difficult. 202For these reasons. Washington strongly urged the fortification of West Point before the spring of 1778. On the 20th of January it was begun under charge of (ion. Israel Putnam; the plans being drawn up by the French engineer. Lieut. Col. Radiere. Hut Radiere laid out the works on a far too extensive scale, and Putnam was disliked by the country people, on whom the labor fell: so that it was not until Kosciuszko relieved Radiere. on the 26th of March, that much progress was made. Kosciuszko was assisted by Col. Rufus Putnam, an American engineer, who soon made himself popular. It is for the latter Putnam that the fort is named. The defenses comprised: (1) A boom and chain across the river. (2) Water batteries, to sweep the river, and to prevent the cutting of the chain. 31 A central fort. A FEW LINKS OF THE MASSIVE CHAIN THAT ONCE STRFTCHED ACROSS THE RIVER. (4) A line of redoubts to protect the fort and batteries from a land attack. (5) A line of intrenched outposts. The chain was completed early in the spring, and was stretched from just above (ice's point to Constitution Island. Its size and weight may be judged from the few links now on Trophy Point. Large logs, placed at short intervals, supported this heavy mass; and huge crib work blocks at each end. together with anchors at various points, enabled it to resist the current. In front of the chain was a boom, to break the first blow of a vessel that might attempt to pass. To prevent the ice from carrying away these obstructions, they were, each winter, towed up to the flats and beached. ()n Constitution Island, batteries, mounting ten guns in all. swept the river; and. at West Point, a battery on (ice’s Point, known as the Lantern Rattery. together with Battery Knox and a battery between the two. gave added fire. 203204The chain was protected by the Chain Battery, mounting three twelve-pounders. The ruins of these batteries, with the road leading to them, are still visible from Flirtation Walk. The central fort was known as Fort mold, until Arnold’s disgrace, when it was changed to Fort Clinton. The plan of the fort was slightly different from what it is at present, it having been reconstructed by Superintendent Dclafield in 1855. It mounted 23 guns of different calibres. Its condition in 1790 may be judged from the following extract from the information found on Andre at his capture: “Fort Arnold is built of Dry Fascines and Wood, is in a ruinous condition. incomplete, and subject to take Fire from Shells or Carcasses." But its condition was improved, and. in the latter part of the war. it contained the general magazine for the American troops on the Hudson. Bitter experience had taught the Americans the necessity for protecting the land side of their fortifications. Forts Putnam. Webb and Willis, formed a defensive circle of redoubts, beyond which there was an outer circle on the summits of the highest hills. Fort Putnam was first built of wood: but later rebuilt of stone. It mounted fourteen guns, and was finished with bomb proofs, magazines, and a cisteni of water, that it might resist a siege. Its ruins are too well known to require description. Fort Webb was on the ground where the new observatory now stands. As it was of wood, hardly a trace remains. Fort Willis was on the southern knoll of the same hill. It was solidly constructed of stone, and its ruins are in a better condition than those of Fort Putnam even; but as it is now hidden by a dense thicket, its existence is unknown to many cadets. The guns were in a battery immediately in front, and commanded by the redoubt, so that, even if the enemy reached the guns they could not retain possession of them. The total number of guns in all the forts was nearly too, and the entire garrison numbered about 3.000. With these defenses. W est Point became the strongest position in America, commanding the Hudson, and forming a point of support for the army facing the British forces at New York. The British made no attempt to capture it bv force, but their efforts to gain possession by the treachery of Arnold are well known. After the providential failure of this disgraceful affair, additional precautions were taken to prevent surprise. The later Revolutionary history of West Point presents little of interest. In 1782. when the news of the birth of the Dauphin of France was received. Washington. whose headquarters were then at Newburgh, ordered that it should be fittingly celebrated at West Point. For ten days a thousand men labored under the direction of Major illefranche in constructing a grand colonnade of trunks of trees, embellished with evergreens and dowers worked into various designs, 205on the plain near Fort Clinton. On the 31st of May. all the officers and ladies in the vicinity assembled at the Point, where many toasts were drunk to France and America while the batteries thundered salutes. A stately minuet, in which Washington took part, was then danced under the pavillion, illumined with numberless lights: and the day closed with the (lashing of (ire works, and the roll of musketry volleys. After the war. although the neighboring works were dismantled. West Point continued to be our principal fortress, and it is for this reason that it was selected for the home of the Military Academy, a brief account of which will now follow. Even at the outbreak of the Revolution, a Military Academy had been proposed. but it was not until peace was declared, and a stable government established. that it received serious consideration. Washington warmly favored it. as. after his doubts as to its constitutionality had been quieted, did Jefferson. Some years passed, however, before its establishment. In the mean time, to provide for the education of officers, the grade of cadet, with the pay of a sergeant, was established in 1 Eight cadets were to be attached to each of the four bat- teries of “Artillerists and Engineers" then in existence, and to be instructed by the officers with whom they were stationed. None were appointed, however, until 1800. and but nine before 1802. As this method of instruction was considered unsatisfactory, an Act of 1802. fixing the peace establishment of the army, provided that forty cadets should be assigned to the one regiment of Artillery, and ten to the Corps of Engineers: and that the Corps of Engineers should be stationed at West Point, and should constitute a Military Academy, of which the senior officer of Engineers should be Superintendent. The birth of the Academy may therefore be placed at 1802. Hut its growth was gradual, and at times its very existence was threatened: so that fifteen years elapsed before it was placed upon a secure footing. On the 4th of July. 1802. the Academy was formally opened, with ten cadets present. The first Superintendent was Col. Jonathan Williams, who served from 1802 to 1803. and from 1805 to 1812. He devoted himself most earnestly to the welfare of the Academy, although greatly hindered by the lack of attention that it received at Washington. As cadet appointments were not sought for. few were made, so that the greatest number of cadets at the Academy at any one time between 1802 and 1812. was thirty-six. The instruction was very elementary. At first Col. Williams occasionally read lectures on fortifications, and taught mathematics and the use of instruments, while the only other two officers on the post taught algebra and geometry. French and drawing were afterwards introduced, and taught bv civilian instructors. and. for a period of two years, a civilian instructor of mathematics was appointed. Hut the requirements never went beyond algebra and geometry, although 206those so desiring were permitted t pursue their studies further. As the wooden barracks in which the cadets were quartered were almost uninhabitable in winter, a vacation was given from November to April. Cadets were admitted at all times of the year, no attempt was made to fix their relative rank, and they were graduated after a stay of from two to six years. Although the life of a cadet has never been a luxurious one. in those days it was sometimes one of hardship. The cadets were at first obliged to manage for themselves the cooking of their rations; but a mess-hall, although a very poor one. was afterwards established, and they were allowed to board at private houses. They even had to forage on the post for the wood for their fires; a saw and saw-buck being considered necessary in every cadet’s room. Their water was obtained from a spring on the hillside. Their pay was so small that they were hard put to it to buy their uniforms. These were at first the uniforms of the regiments to which they were appointed: later a special uniform was prescribed, but they were for a long time allowed to wear what best suited them. Col. Williams was an excellent disciplinarian, and while present kept good order: but during his frequent absence, while engaged in his duties as chief engineer. and during the interval between 1803 and 1805. Capt. Barron, the second in rank, was not so successful, and Col. Williams often had troublous times on his return. Cntil 1808, cadets were considered officers of the lowest grade, were tried bv court-martial, and were themselves competent to sit on courts-martial; but after 1808 they were punished at the discretion of the Superintendent, the usual punishment being dismissal. Small and primitive as it was. the Acadenn struggled on, graduating officers who were to fight gallantly in 1S12. until I)r. Kustis became President Madison’s Secretary of War. in 1809. Dr. Kustis. a bigoted believer in the militia forces, was strongly opposed to the Military Academy, and, despite the threatening war with England, did his best to destroy it. Me appointed no new cadets, and continually detailed those already appointed to various duties, even as clerks in the War Department. ()n graduation, he required them to serve as private soldiers before granting their commissions. He refused to pay the civilian teachers. To crown all. he drove Col. Williams to resignation. In 1812. the Academy consisted of a single officer. Fortunately. Dr. Kustis was compelled to resign in 1812. and in that year Congress passed a bill reorganizing the Academy, providing for the requirements of admission, and allowing it a staff of professors. Col. Joseph (i. Swift, as senior officer of engineers, was nominally Superintendent: but as his position prevented him from performing his duties at the Academy, Capt. Alden Partridge was the real head of the institution. 207Capt. Partridge was an honest, energetic officer. l nt was more of a drill sergeant than the head of an Academy. He desired to manage everything himself. and was continualh in hot water with the professors, lie did not pay much attention to the Act of 1812. The requirements for admission were not enforced, there was no regular course f study, and a final examination was not considered essential. Hence the standard of intellectual attainments of the graduates was not high, and they came to he known as "rulc-of-three graduates." Capt. Partridge was a rigid, though not impartial, disciplinarian. He had a way of visiting the cadet’s rooms at all hours, and of meting out liberal punishments on the delinquents that he caught at these inspections. Among other punishments. was that of riding a cannon for hours in the sun. There were prayers at reveille and at parade, at the latter of which formations the wings moved forward, and the battalion listened, bare-headed, to the kneeling chaplain. But even in those early days, that standard of truth and honor, which we now value as the highest attribute of the Military Academy, was already established. From the rough and crude state in which it then was. the Academy was raised by Maj. Sylvanus Thayer, who was appointed Superintendent in 1817. Major Thayer was an early graduate of the Academy; he had served with honor in the W ar of 1812. and had afterwards spent some time in studying the foreign military schools. On his return from Europe he became Superintendent, and remained in that position for sixteen years, lie was fortunate in having behind him. as Secretary of War. John C. Calhoun, who gave him most hearty assistance. ()ne of Major Thayer’s first acts was to hold general examinations, and weed out the indolent and the dull students. I le then set about his work of organization. He established the cadet battalion, detailed an officer as Commandant of Cadets, and abolished the unsoldierly punishments that had been in vogue. He introduced the check-book system, to guard against extravagance among cadets. I le vastly improved the course of study, arranged the cadets in classes, the classes in sections, provided for the weekly reports and transfers, and began the publication of the class rank in an annual register. He required the candidates for admission to undergo examination, and admitted them in June and September only. He discontinued the winter vacation, and gave summer furloughs to one class only at a time. As a result of his energy and ability, the Academy soon came to be regarded as one of the first institutions of learning in America. M. C laude Crozet. Professor of Mathematics, introduced into the Academy the new science of Descriptive (ieometrv. and gave W est Point a high reputation for mathematical training. Cadet appointments were eagerly sought for. and there was no longer danger that the Academy would come to an end for lack of students. Boards of visitors annually reported its nourishing condition to Congress. « 20STwo years after Major Thayer came into control, the military status of cadets was determined. Until 1808 they had been held amenable to military law; but in that year the Secretary of War had directed that they should be regarded as students. and punished at the discretion of the Superintendent. In 1818. five cadets were brought before a general court-martial; the court decided that they were not under its jurisdiction. The Attorney-General, Hon. William Wirt, delivered a contrary opinion, however, holding that the Corps of Cadets was a part of the land forces of the United States, and since that time they have been subject to trial by court-martial. Nevertheless, the Superintendent still holds more arbitrary authority over cadets than the President over officers, or than any commander except the President over enlisted men. In 1833. Superintendent Thayer resigned. He found the Academy a crude school of elementary instruction. He left it in the foremost rank of the military institutions of the world. Since that time, little is to l e said of its history. Riding was introduced in 1838. In 1854 the course was increased to five years, the graduating class being divided in half, according to age. and the older half only graduating in that year. In 1863. the four years’ course was resumed. For a long time it was the custom to detail members of the first class as assistant instructors, these receiving ten dollars per month extra pay. and wearing an additional number of buttons on the dress coat. This practice was finally discontinued. Until very recent years, cadets were required to wear dress coats on all occasions. Put except for the introduction of the more comfortable fatigue-coat, the uniform has changed very little. The curriculum has been improved from time to time, and new departments have been introduced. Various other minor changes have taken place, but, on the whole, the Academy changes but slowly, and has very nearly the same customs, habits, and traditions now. that it had fifty years ago. No institution can be perfect. We know that the Military Academy is not perfect. Put when we consider the high standard of truth and honor that it instils into its members, and the high reputation for efficiency on duty, and gallantry in action that its graduates enjoy, we are justified in the pride in which we hold the Academy. We owe all gratitude to those earnest and noble men who devoted so much time and labor to its development, and to whom its success is so largely due.TIFFANY COMPANY Makers of U. S. MILITARY ACADEMY and U. S. NAVAL ACADEMY CLASS RINGS Also following testimonials in commemoration of the SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ADMIRAL DEWEY SWORD OF HONOR The Gift of the Nation through Congress. ADMIRAL DEWEY MEDAL OF HONOR (Designed by D. C. 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NEW YORK. NONE GENUINE WITHOUT THIS atdi I on.Intercollegiate Bureau or Hcadcmic Costume CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED Cotrell Leonard 472-4-6-8 Broadway ALBANY, N. Y. • makers or the • Caps and Bourns to the • American Universities • 'w'---------------------------- and of Civilian’s fiats. Caps trunks, Suit Cases fiat Boxes TiStk Travelling: Bags to U. S. M. A. Henry V. Allien Co. •UCCCSSOR8 TO HORSTMANN BROS. ALLIEN ESTABLISHED 1815 Importers and Manufacturers of Army, Navy, Revenue Marine ...and... National Guard Equipments 38 RUE MESLAY PARIS, FRANCE Original desingers and makers of the Regulation Helmets, also following articles of equipments, viz: Chapeaux, Dress Belts, Shoulder Knots, Aiquillettes, Gold Cap Cord, Collar Devices for undress coat for the Army Boards, which recommended their adoption, and having made the Standard Patterns on file at the War Department, we can assure our customers of the correct models when so wanted. Our Cork Hrlmcts have been made the Oovcrnmcnt Standard fur both Army and Navy 734 BROADWAY NEW YORK 10 QUAI DE RETZ LYONS. FRANCEHE QUALITY AND FIT OF PETTIBONE UNIFORMS By our system of measurements wi are enabled to give ARE UNSURPASSED you as good a fit as if our representative were on the ground to take your measure. Ou Prices are Low because we are not compelled to add to them the traveling expenses of said representative. We can s ve you money on uniforms in many ways. For one thing, we do not char e for our nam . Our cutters are men specially qualified for swell military work. Send for Catalogue and Sample Cards. PETTI BONd UNIFORMS ARE THE STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE. PETTIBONE QUALITY AND WORKMANSHIP AT PETTIBONE PRICES. DRESS UNIFORMS, SERVICE UNIFORMS, KHAKIE UNIFORMS, OVERCOATS, CAPES. HELMETS, CAPS, SWORDS. BELTS, ETC. Military Uniforms and Equipments of All Kinds. THE PETTIBONE BROS. MFG. CO.. CINCINNATI, OHIO.DUPONT GUN COTTON ■‘dC , THE WA ociOuNlFOgM Co. Xs .. 19 MO 21 WEST 31 ST. ST. N .Y. 9 Smokeless Powder All Kinds and For All Calibres Gun Powder E. I. Dupont de Nemours Co. Wilmington. Del.lilt STAR SAFETY RAZOR. Kampfe Bros. SHAVING. READY FOR DIRECTIONS. To protect ii from accident and tu»t The Star Safety Razor should be handled with the tame care • any other razor. To ecu re an ca»y ‘have, lather the face well; apply the Salety Razor at the ttme angle a the old style of razor, and draw it across the face wit-i afirtnatroke '1 hr Stak Sapktv Razor .haves at dote at may lie de-tircd, and g.ves a pleasant tentation After shaving cleanse the frame and blade, which may read.ly be clone after removing blade and ratting hinged cover, then wipe both thorough I y dry; take the blade, in-tett it in the holder provided for the purpose, and ttrop at usual; return the blade to the frame, keeping the ttar tide up, and the intouincnt It ready for utc. This is the first and only Safety Razor that has given perfect and absolute satisfaction and is endorsed by many prominent men. Old blade i.in 1m- re ground nttd put in order nt any time nnd detective one replaced by nny of our Agent Defective Razor mutt lie rc-turned to u at time request is made for new one . PRICE OF THIS HANDSOME LEATHER CASE. COMPLETE. $3.50. STAR SAFETY RAZOR STROPPING MACHINE. w ' At la t, after year of experimenting, we have accomplished our purpose ; we have, in other word , struck the idea that win fill a want long felt by he majority of our cuatomcr who were unable to use our little Razor owing to t he now past and gone difficulty tn keeping the blade sharp. For the purpose of overcoming nil these difficulties. nnd to enable any and every one to trop ottr blade with perfect success. we have produced this device, the mrrita of which too much cannot he aaid. PRICE OF ONE STAR SAFETY FRAME. WITH ONE BLADE ONLY. PUT UP in ENAMELED BOXES, $2.00. SEND FOR CATALOGUE. Cut of Strop Machine, showing same with Strop in position for use PRICE OF STROPPING MACHINE, $2.50. PRICE OF CANVAS STROP. 50 CTS. A flexible I.tnen-Cativa or Leather Strop should he used with thi Machine 8 Reade Street, NEW YORK., minium F. J. SCHMIDT CO. I Army and Navy 2 2 Tailors UNIFORMS A SPECIALTY All Latest Fabrics for Civilian Dress .... 517 Fourteenth St., Washington, D. C. 44444I Jacob Sons 1 ) FOUNDED 1824 Keed S BY JACOB REED 1412-1414 Chestnut Street PHILADELPHIA MERCHANT-MILITARY .. TAILORS... Correct, Choicest and Latest Ideas especially adapted to Young Men's Wear in.......... READY MADE CLOTHING... FURNISHING GOODS « HATS AND CAPS « « A T AKERS of Uniforms for the Army, Navy, 1 A Colleges, Academies and Military Schools o 1 J PRICES INVARIABLY JUST: : S. P. WI LE Y, SPISC’I AL AU13NT NEW YORK L IFE I NSURAN(’E CO. lOl LAW BUILDING, IUltlmore. M. IX X. H.-KPECIAL. ATTENTION PAID TO THE PDACINCi OF ARMY AND NAVY KIBKB. S' •••■•■■a it ■•■■■■■a■■«■■■■••■«•■■■• Manufacturers of Trunks Traveling Bags and Suit Cases « Military Trunks tt Officers' Trunks « Bedding Rolls Headley 6 Farmer Co. 747 Broadway, New York 37NEW IDEA IN TRUNKS it STALLMAN DRESSER TRUNK Is Constructed on New Principles Defies The Baggage Smasher Costs No Hore Than A Good Box Trunk 9 Sent C. O. I), with Privilege of lixamination f Send 2c. Stamp for illustrated Catalogue F. A. STALLMAN 21 YV. Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio _ ,161 BROADWAY. 688 BROADWAY 723 SIXTH AVENUE. Kers of l eliabl SriqI s oat 5ases, Oe. Officers’ Trunks a Specialty 39KEUFFEL ESSER CO. NEW YORK: No. 127 FULTON STREET. BRANCHES: III Madison Street, CHICAGO. 708 Locust Street, ST LOUIS. sES Drawing Instruments ALL OUR GOODS ARE RECOGNIZED AS THE STANDARD OF QUALI1Y. THEY BEAR OUR TRADE MARK. AND ARE WARRANTED BY US. CATALOGUE SENT FREE ON APPLICATION. THE OXFORD COPPER CO. 99 JOHN STREET, NEW YORK. ROBT. M. THOMPSON, President. Purcliaaertt, Hineltera and Kelinera of COPPER, NICKEL, ;OI.I AND SILVER ORES, MATTES, BULLION, Etc. COPPER. Sell—IiiK t8, Cakes and Wire Bars. NICKEL. Sell—-Sltot Ingots, Plates, Rods, Wire and Oxidet . NICKEL AND NICKEL OXIDES FOR USE IN PREPARING NICKEL STEEL FOR ARMOR PLATES. WORKS AT CONSTABLE HOOK, N. Y.“You Don’t Know Beans” Until You’ve Tried Armour’s Star Brand Pork and Beans In U 2, and 3 lb. Key-Opening Cans, Ready For Use. ARMOUR CO. = = = Chicago The Nason=Ryder Co • (Incorporated) (Successors to Victor-Athlctic Supply Co.) 25 West Forty-second Street New York City. Sporting goods of Every Description. Outfitters to U. S. H. A. Teams. GOLF. General Agents for Crawford, MacGregor Canby Co., the finest line made in this Country. rieirce: bicycles. EVERY CARE AND ATTENTION GIVEN TO ORDERS. CATALOGUES SENT UPON REQUEST ARMSTRONG Uniforms -Equipments We Have a Host of Them as Customers. Are Recognized AiS STANDARD BV OFFICERS OF THK ARMV. RHAI. MILITARY UNIFORMS made by MILITARY TAILORS. Strictly Highest Orotic nilltury Custom Work. We import extra qualities English Bullion, Cords. I-aces, Etc. for our Equipments. NOT THE CHEAPEST. HUT THE BEST. Western Army Headquarters. Next the Auditorium. E. A. ARMSTRONG MFG. CO. OUTFITTERS FOR THE ARMY, 300-304 Wabash Avenue, Chicago. U. S. A. CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY Great Trans-Continental Route from Atlantic to the Pacific. Traversing through the grandest scenery and best hunting and fishing territory on the American Continent. Passing through Banff—most beautifnl of Summer Resorts—in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Connecting at Vancouver with the steamers of the Empress line for JAPAN, CHINA AND THE PHILIPPINES. SPECIAL RATES MADE TO U. S. ARMY OFFICERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. Also connecting with the Canadian Australian Line for HAWAII AND AUSTRALIA. For further information and descriptive pamphlets of Banff; the trip to China, Japan or Hawaii, or for information regarding fishing and shooting, address E. V. SKINNER, G. E. A., Or Canadian Pacific Agents in any part of the world. 353 Broadway NEW YORK.The Ten Eyck- £32. Albany, N. Y. MOST ATTRACTIVE MOTEL IN NEW YORK STATE American and n. J Rockwell son. European Plan. proprietor . Military Hair Brushes Direct frem the Factorv. Sent by Express on approval. Tht— nilltary Hair Brushes arc of thr wry finest stock. They have a lid rbony backs, selected Miff, white Siliennn bristle , and heavy, sterling silver mountings. So confident are we that they will please you that wr will send you a pair by Express, C O. I , without a cent in advance, subject to your inspection. If you like them, pay the Express Agent II not. return them at our expense, or, if you send cash with the order, we will send them for S3.60 the' pair. If not perfectly satisfactory we will refund your money in full. Regular retail value. $7.50 Wo engrave initial (three or less) free : for each initial over three, add 10 cts.; for monogram, add y cts. Seal Grain Leather Travelling Case, to lit Brushes. Si.00. Catalogue flee. $3.75 1111; irt co. 70 ION'A STREET. Grand Rapids, iTIchlgan. ESTABLISHED 837. RIDABOCK CO. (Formerly BAKER McKENNEY) I HELMETS, CAPS. BELTS. SWORDS, ® SHOULDER 4 KNOTS, ETC. I manufacturers and Importers of the Finest Grade of Officers Dress™ fatigue Equipments 112 Fourth Avenue, Necu York. (Two Doors from Twelfth Street) j: T7HY in the world doesn’t a man like Jones get down to business methods when he can buy an American Typewriter for Sio? Does he think I’m running a puzzle department?” «t»«T E N • • DOLLAR ii'fln ER M N 1 TYPEWRITER is as well made as the highest-priced machines, but more simple. It has stood the test; seven years without a competitor; 33,000 in use. Catalogue and sample of work free if you mention this magazine. AMERICAN TYPEWRITER COMPANY, 2. VA Broadway, NENA YORK.I . 45KSTAHLISHKI) 1H1H. BROOKS BROTHERS BROADWAY, COR. TWENTY-SECOND ST. NEW YORK CITY. We beg to call attention to our well-known facilities for furnishing Uniform Garments for both branches of the Service, in weights and qualities suitable for all Climates, made with careful attention to the many details which enter into a satisfactory equipment. The materials and workmanship in our Officers’ Uniforms represent the most progressive ideas in line with present enlarged field of service. The same assurance is given relative to Civilian Clothing and Furnishing Goods, both ready made and made to measure. Our Catalogue will furnish details impossible to enumerate here.


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