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THE, HOWITZER THE-BOOK OF'THE -VNITED-STATES CORPS-CADETS 1802 VNITED STATES AILITAKYACADE AY WEST-POINTNYARRANGED AND PRINTED BY THE CHAS. U WILLARD COMPANY 156 FIFTH AVE , NEW YORK CITY jfor ttjr longri) for (goal's atlustin(IJirui, t rrr tin (flpsr.utrll firr a jf ounD or m.WM rinj up ftr (Tjmrgt. nun Ijomr djr tiot uiilf) (IJim. nil noui ftr oli (Bun's IoaDrD to dir gymuas (Jilt (Hjoriff' jj| jumbldi fourytori§tudi. ® utrll flpnbfx) H3ooIi.a J)aij udjtn .ill srmiri) Hath, | rusty (5un,a(J])rislm.is Jrawr iimifti; ; ss | ifaid) more sure, a jfrimiisljip firm .mil triri .t§g| jPB 't.uiii from miiirr, jffiniii, if you but Imrui.s l)f jj))u lr primrti is pointed straight at jjouit it if you'rr Ijit, tljis alur you'll find fljr best.' on'tMii'in (Fdrnrsruiljat is unit in flrst.e«ia jf|nii utr Ijopt, fiouifutT uiidr dje |j))arlt, Ijr rrnmj ljot mill liiniilr some bright j parli, oinr (hJram of t£olii for rurry (Jjmudbr true.! fro lours tl)r ([viijiirt (Jjay anil gjnnij jT lut. P ETJFhw toolunic 10 bcbicarcb to CB100 Xnna Harriett Earner, UiI)O0t share in the gift of £011 Btirunou -3$lanb to the X cab min 10 far onrincighcb bn her abibnig gift of affection anb bcbotion to the £01 1)6.peace and CQar. (Robert Weir, for forty-two year Professor of Drawing .It the Academy, was the painter of lhi» beautiful and striking picture on the wall of the old Chapel.) Into a Kind Storm-wrought, .1 place of quakes, all thunder scarred, helpless, degraded, desolate, peace, the Cflhitc Angel, comes. And, in her influence, hope returns, and life, And the passion of endeavor: so that, soon, Che idle ports arc insolent with heels, Che stithies roar, and the mills thrum CCIith energy and achievement; In a golden fog, A large, full-stomached faith in kindliness All over the world, the nation, in a dream. Of money, and love, and sport. Goes fattening, mellowing, dozing, rotting down Into a rich deliquium of decay. Chen, if the Gods be good, Down from their footstools, down, iHith a million-throated shouting, swoops and storms SQar, the Red Angel, the Awakener, Che Shaker of Souls and Chrones; and at her heel Crail grief, and ruin, and shame ! In wild hours, A people, haggard with defeat, Asks if there be a God; yet sets its teeth, faces calamity, and goes into the fire Another than it was. And in wild hours A people roaring ripe with victory, Sheds its old peddling aims, Approves its virtue, puts behind itself Che comfortable dream, and goes, Armored and militant, New-pithed, new-soulcd, new-visioned, up the steeps Co those great altitudes, whereat the weak, Live not. But only the strong have leave to strive, and suffer, and achieve. — Henley.OME time we shall come back to see the completed “New West Point” in all its grandeur;—but then it will be as members of the “good old class of nineteen-nine.” And we feel sure that we shall find the same old West Point at heart within the “more stately mansions” that are being erected. General Morris Schaff says in a letter written recently to the “Howitzer”: “Do not dream for a moment that I think the spirit of the New West Point differs at all from the old—Honor, Good Manners, the Gentleman, and all the refining qualities which live through the spiritual agencies of the little chapel they may tear it down or put it where they please— will not depart from the corps in your day or mine. They will not leave the consecrated spot until its graduates begin to turn into scheming place hunters in their country’s service, reaching for this or that promotion or station by fawning on all the powers over them: then the new will differ from the old and not until then.” — 13 —  " WITH RfcTINVE Of rAANY A KNIGHT AND 5Q |£5 SUPERINTENDENT COLONEL IIl!GM I.. SCOTT. Cadet. C. S. M. A.. 1871-1S76; appointed at large; graduated 3 5 in » clast of 48; Second Lieutenant, 51th Cavalry, 1870; First Lieutenant, 7th Cavalry, 1878; Captain. 1895; Major. A. A. G„ U. S. V’., IV£»S; Lieutenant-Colonel. A. A. ., C. S. V., IS!©; Adjutant-General of Cuba. 1838-lSHft; Governor Sulu Archipelago. 19 3; Major, 11th Cavalry, 11 03; Superintendent, U. S. M. A., 1906. STAFF CAPTAIN JOSEPH S. HERRON. 2d Cavalry. Class 5 5; graduated 31 in a class of 52; Adjutant of the Military Academy and of the Post; Recruiting Officer. MAJOR JOHN M. CARSON. JR.. Quartermaster. Class 85; graduated H in a class of 39; Quartermaster of the Military Academy and of the Post; Disbursing Officer; in ( barge of Construction. CAPTAIN WILLIAM R. GROVE. Treasurer of the Military Academy and Quartermaster and Commissary of the Rattalion of Cadets; In Charge of Post Exchange. CAPTAIN CHARLES D. IlERRON, 18th Infantry, Class '1 5 :; graduated 19; Assistant to the Quartermaster. FIRST LIEUTENANT RICHARD M. THOMAS. 15th Cavalry, Class ’00; graduated 54; on duty at Headquarters U. S. M. A. FIRST LIEUTENANT WILLIAM B. WALLACE. 20th Infantry; Assistant to Officer in Charge of Post Exchange. FIRST LIEUTENANT WALTER D. SMITH. Hth Cavalry, Class '01; graduated 19 in a clan- of 74; Assistant to the Quartermaster. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL CHARLES M. GANDY. Surgeon. U. S. A. CAPTAIN LLOYD L. SMITH. Assistant Surgeon. U. S. A. CAPTAIN JOHN W. MANNER. Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A. CAPTAIN ROBERT C. LOVING. Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A. LIBRARIAN DR. EDWARD S. HOLDEN. M. A.. Sc. I).. LL.D., Cadet, U. S. M. A.. 1 SCO-1870; appointed from Missouri; graduated 3 in u cln«s of 8$; Second Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, 1870; Professor of Mathematics, U. S- N. A. 1873-1881; Director of Washburn Observatory, 1S81-1885; President of University of California, 1883-18SS; Director of Lick Observatory, 1SS8-1898; Member of American Philosophical Society. National Academy of Sciences; Honorary Member Royal Astronomical Society (London), Astronomical Society of France, Italian Spectroscopic Society, etc.; Knight of the Royal Order of Dannebrog of Denmark; Knight Commander of Ernestine Order of Saxony: Decoration of the Order of Bolivar. Venezuela; author of many scientific works; Librarian, U. S. M A., 1902. CHAPLAIN THE REVEREND EDWARD SCHOFIELD TRAVERS. A. II.. 1898; A. M„ 10 1, Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.; graduate of Berkeley Divinity School, Middletown, Conn., 1901; served in Co. “I--." 1st Connecticut Volunteers. May 1 to October 31, 1898; Chaplain, U. S. M. A.. December 1. 1906. DENTAL SURGEONS ROBERT T. OLIVER. WILLIAM II. CHAMBERS. — 14 — Qrtirrr jlmii'nl iiayn (fffi T» OV WHO DIDST BESbT THE VJF. WERE TO WANDER ; COMMANDANT OF CADETS I.ikitknavt-Oou)nkI. Roiikht I.. I Iowzk. 6th Cavalry; Ciulrt. U. S. M. A.. 1883-1888; appointed from Texas; graduated 93; additional Second lieutenant. 1888; Second lieutenant. 1888; Medal of Honor. 1801; First lieutenant. 1896; Instructor of Tactics, f.S. M.A.. 1896; Captain and A. A. (I.. U. S. V., 1808; Senior Instructor of Cavalry Tactics. I’. S. M.A.. 1808; licutcnant-Coloncl. I . S. V., 1800; Brigadier-General, U. S. V., 1901; Major. Porto Ilico Regiment of Infantry, 1901, 190?, 1003. 1001; Captain, 1901; Commandant of Cadets, 1005. SENIOR I NSTRI CTORS Captain Morton E. Smith, 90th Infantry; class ’95; graduated 30; Senior Instructor of Infantry Tactics; Commanding Battalion of Cadets. Captain Chaiii.es P. Sumsikraii., 3d Field Artillery; class ’99; graduated 90; Senior Instructor of Artillery Tactics. Captain Guv V. IIknby, 19Ui Cavalry; class ’08; graduated 15; Senior Instructor of Cavalry Tnc-tics. INSTRCCTORS Captain Oscaii J. Ciiahi.ks, 17Hi Infantry; class '05; graduated 50; Commanding Battalion of Cadets. Captain Isaac Nkwki.i.. 99d Infantry; class ’00; graduated 38; Commanding Company of Cadets. Captain Hkr5iax i. Kokhi.kr. I . S. Army. Master of the Sword; Instructor of Military Gymnastics and Physical Culture. Captain Li.kwki.i.yn W. Oi.ivkii. 19th Cavalry; class '00; graduated 07; Commanding Company of Cadets. First Lieutenant Alfred A. Maybach, Coast Artillery Corps; class 01; graduated 38; Commanding Company of Cadets. First I.ikctenaxt Guy Kent, 1st Cavalry; class '01; graduated 71. Second Lieutenant E. Llewellyn Bnx, 99 1 Infantry; class ’03; gradunted 66; Conunanding Company of Cadets. Second Lieutenant Francis II. Faknum, 11th Infantry; class ’03; graduated 48; Commanding Company of Cadets. Second I.ikutkxaxt Benjamin E. Grey. 99th Infantry; class ’03; graduated 10; Commanding Company of Cadets. CIVILIAN INSTRUCTORS IN FENCING AND MILITARY GYMNASTICS Francis Dons, Ixn is Vaitiiier, Thomas Jenkins. 1C —: lll'THE 1909-HOWITZER irtLnjrlJai------- 1 —------------- “Of man’s first disobedience and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world and all our woes.” EKI‘i we to be deprived of this Department to play the role of anvil in the daily rendition of the Anvil Chorus, the loss would he irrcmcdial. There may he some who believe it more sinned against than sinning, hut these have seldom possessed the temerity to voice their protest in the frequent meetings of the wieldcrs of the sledge. Hut though the efficiency of these architects of our fate is so frequently called into question, none can deny the diversity of their activities or the reality of their omnipotence. They inquire into and interfere with the peaceful progress of our daily lives with a thoroughness and an attention to detail that inclines us toward a belief that the hairs of our heads must he numbered. From prescribing the character of our handwriting to compelling our use of white shirts- nothing escapes their careful surveillance. And as to their omnipotence, could this he better shown than by the instructions of the Com. to the effect that “the guard will he relieved at sunrise. The sun will rise at 4.80:” or the order that Patton so unhlushinglv published, “No matches will he left in the pockets of clothing sent to the laundry as they may take fire by order of Lieut.-Col. Howze?” Beside such powers ms these the medieval magic of one old scout, Joshua, in making the sun stand still, sinks to insignificance. As plchcs we shivered fearfully over allusions to dark prisons, lig! t prisons, and other methods for the punishment of wrong-doers, hut none of us have ever been called upon to brave the terrors of these ordeals. But one relic of the Inquisition still holds sway—the area. Those ingenious Spaniards who plied their trade with thumb-screws and the rack never devised torture as exquisite as is the lot of the miscreants who pack gravel in the area—“sentinels without a charge”- during a big football game. Lastly, it. is the Tactical Department whom we must thank for the compilation of our Vade Mccum—the Blue Hook which defines so succinctly the metes and hounds of the straight and narrow path that leads to Christmas leaves and the decorations of quilldom. Our venerable ancestors who drafted the Constitution on which our fatherland is run could not compose a document one-tenth the length of the set of rules and regulations that prevents the Corps of Cadets from going to the delimit ion how-wows. — 17 —tVfcfcY BRIDGE THAT HE MKES fjTHER BVCKLE3 OR BREAKS.” Department of Civil and Military Engineering PROFESSOR Coloxki. CiirjrrAV J. Fikiikgkh. Cadet, t’. S. M.A.. 1875-1879; appointed from Ohio; graduated 5; Second Lieutenant of Engineers. 1879; First Lieutenant, 188:?; Captain, 1891; Professor of Civil and .Military Engineering, U. S. M. A.. 189fi. ASSIST A NT PHO FKSSOR Fiiist Liimtkxaxt William A. Mitciikll, Corps of Engineers; class 0?; graduated 1. INSTRUCTORS Fiiist Likitkxaxt L. rio:xt i: V. Fiiazikr, Corps of Engineers; class ’0?; graduated 0. First Likctkxaxt Hakoi.ii C. Fiskk. Corps of En-gincers; class '03; graduated 3. Fiiist Liki tkxaxt Ji’i.ian L. Siiii.ky, Corps of Engineers; class '03; graduated 7. First Likutbxaxt William I). A. Axntaisox, Corps of Engineers; class '01; graduated 2. Department of Practical Military Engineering, Military Signalling and Telegraphy INSTRUCTOR Caitaix William P. Wootkx, Corps of Engineers, class '98; graduated 3. SENIOR ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR First Likctkxaxt .Mark Brook k. Corps of Engineers, class ’(0; graduated 5. — 18 —“This text-book is designed primarily for the cadets of the I . S. Military Academy, who arc being fitted for a profession in which the principles of civil engineering are of daily application." K Gods! wlint a prospect. If this be true, graduation will bring no relief and we are destined to grow gray while groping our way through an interminable maze of strains, stresses, moments, and shears with no other guide to our faltering footsteps than the inevitable Cambria handbook. Must we believe that a second lieutenant of the white stripe variety is supposed to hold himself in constant readiness to build anything from a chicken coop to a skyscraper upon demand? It is a most appalling prospect. The path of the faithful few who hold up the bottom of the class is seldom strewn with roses but here they encounter an additional impediment to their peaceful progress in the shape of an increment of five tenths on the mark required for proficiency, increasing it to the formidable proportions of 2.5. The expedients adopted to escape this stumbling block have varied from attempts to speck, entire, the tables in the Cambria, to making frequent trips Vassal-ward to get a physical conception of the Poughkeepsie Bridge (one goat's explanation of his monthly wanderings in that direction). A watchful Kate has decreed, however, that all knowledge shall not be gleaned from books by the creation of the practical (as opposed to the impractical?) Military Knginccring Course. Caesar bridged the Rhine, so history tells us, but in all chronicles of his campaigns we find nothing « worthy of commemoration in song and story as the feat of crossing the Hudson on raft composed of empty beer kegs. As instruction progresses, little outings are planned, and the surrounding landscape is sketched and mapped with varying degrees of accuracy. 'Phis work results in a familiarity with clinometers, pedometers, hexameters, gas-meters, and the staple locally known as a P. M. K. lunch. In the last case, familiarity breeds contempt, and usually, indigestion, for this delicacy is an appetizing concoction, manufactured of most durable materials—one orange, two bard boiled eggs, one' bologna sandwich, one mutton sandwich impregnable alike to digestive juices, teeth, axe or dynamite. — 19 Captain Daniel G. Hemrv, . .’ 1 Infantry; class '08; graduated 31. INSTRUCTORS Captain Sami ki. T. Ax sell, 8th Infantry; class '99; •Trailtinted 31. Caitaix Clement A. Tiiott, 5tli Infantry; class 99; graduated 36. First I.iectkn ant Marion W. I Iowze, 3d Field Artillery; class 03; graduated 17. Second Likctkxant Henry K. Mitciii:i.i .3d Cavalry; class 0i?; graduated 36. Second Liectexant Harry S. CIkieh. 25th Infantry; class 03; graduated 71. Second Likctkxant John de B. W. Gakdinkr. Ilth Cavalry; class 05; graduated 28. Colonel Kodak S. Di.’di.ey, LI..1L, I.I..D., Judge d-vocatc, I . S. Army; Cadet, t . S. .M.A., 1866-1870; appointed from New York; graduated 15; Captain Staff. 1892; Lieutenant-Colonel and Judge Advocate, U. S. V., 1898; Major and Judge Advocate, I . S. V’., 1899; Major and Judge Advocate, I . S. Army, 1901; Colonel and Judge Advocate, 1903; Professor of Law and History, C.S. M. A.. 1901. SS 1ST A N T PRO F ESSO R v KOOME fcfc FELT THE M ALTER 0R y GOOD OPINION Of THE LAW." Department of Law PROFESSOR — 20 —T seems somewhat in the nature of inconsistency to teach a cadet the Law after three years of buffeting against the rigorous restrictions that hem him in on every side, for if there he any truth in the statement that experience is the best teacher, he will he learned Ix'yond description. Perhaps the reason for this plan may be found in a belief on the part of the Right Honorable Tactical Department that “a little learning is a dangerous thing” and a wholesome fear of any knowledge among the proletariat concerning tile existence of inalienable rights of mankind. Rut such a fear would seem to he ungrounded, for in the profound philosophy of the Law the benefit of its wisdom seems to apply to all hut “army officers, women, criminals, and lunatics.” Although humor has never been regarded as a distinguishing characteristic of the exponents of Blackstone, our experiences in the section room have not been without their ridiculous side. The grinds that relate to the “sub-peona duces tecum” are legion and date from the time when the Cave Man first laid aside his big stick and began to use this more refined weapon for protection against his adversaries. Perhaps, also, history repeats itself in the translation of “habeas corpus” “that you have the corpse”—or the definition of an alibi as “the annual allowance of a grass widow.” Law is essentially a thing of beauty and a joy forever to the facile speckoid. It was said of no less a person than Macaulay that, had the original of “Paradise Lost” been really lost, he could have reproduced it verbatim from memory. Rut who can picture the honors that the future has in store for the erstwhile member of the first section who, when the Ship of State runs on a rock, can proudly take his post on the poop deck (if that he the correct nautical term) and smoothly sound oft our venerated Constitution in the identical form given it by our respected forefathers? Ami in this connection, just one suggestion made with due respect toward the dignity of the Law. If ever the time should come for the revision of that grand old document, the Constitution, we would suggest that it he embodied in verse. 'Pile present form is sadly defective in rhythm and the other aids that would make its commission to memory an easy task. A rearrangement along the general lines of “Curfew Shall Not King To-night” would lighten the labor of subsequent classes in this regard and earn their eternal gratitude. — 21 — JJPJ N ON TO KlGhT or tmeax, c NOM TO LfcFT or T 1£A Department of Ordnance and Science of Gunnery PROFKSSOR I.ikiti:xant-0)I.on»:i. Colons L. 11. Kl'flOIJt8. Ordnance Department; Cndet I’.S. M.A., 1886-1800; appointed from New York; graduated Addi-tional Second Lieutenant, I.si Field Artillery, 1890; Second Lieutenant, 3d Field Artillery, isoi; First Lieutenant, Ordnance Department, 1893; Captain of Ordnance, 1899; Major of Ordnance, 1900; Professor of Ordnance and the Science of Gunnery, 1908. SKNIOK SSISTANT INSTRUCTOR Captain- Kiiwaiii I . O'Hkkx, Ordnance Department; class 91; graduated 7. INSTRl’CTORS Fikst Likitknant Xeo n. Rkiikoit, 2d Field Artillery; class 02; graduated 26. Fikst Likitexant Gk.orof. R. An in. 6th Field Artillery; class 04; graduated 17. __22____f I ' THE- 1000-HOWITZER I IK first classman enters this department with a superficial knowledge of the mighty engines of war and a general hazy idea that the principal process in their manufacture consists in boring a hole through a block of steel or putting the steel about the bole. He emerges (supposedly) with the ability to construct everything from a squirt-gun to a Columbiad. Perhaps the average knowledge might not bear the test of exhaustive investigation but, cheer up a knowledge of the basic equations of gun construction will not find extensive application in drilling a detachment of the Nth foot and, besides, the few who eventually land in the Ordnance Department will probably have to begin at the bottom and learn it all over again after the approved method adopted by the twentieth century hero. In the text books of the Department (prepared especially for the use of cadets) one encounters again that ancient and honorable grind the sole gleam of humor which illuminates the dreamy tomes through which the cadet, wearily plods bis way. For it is solemnly set forth in the preface that, the principles elucidated in this little volume arc elementary in the extreme. That comforting assurance forms a prominent part of the apology for its existence that is prefixed to every assortment of knowledge prepared for the tender mind in text book form. One comes to expect that word of encouragement and would look upon its omission as marking the passing of the time-honored institution. Often as lie may be disillusioned, be will always believe once more. However, if the principles embodied in those yard-long equations be so markedly elementary, gratitude is due the kind Providence that spares the long-suffering cadet a complete discussion of the subject. But time brings many, many things to pass. It is even conceivable that we may, in the course of time, cease to regard with suspicion the results of our computations on the slide rule and accept the testimony of that oracle to the effect that ii x 4 without satisfying ourselves in the old-fashioned way. And if such a contingency can be regarded as within the range of possibility we may, with reasonable security, cherish a hope of eventually reaching the end of that big red book. Graduation leave will probably eradicate, in toto, the results of the course from our respective systems and we will proceed to our allotted stations with no more than an occasional fleeting recollection of our frantic struggles with symbols of tbe craft. 23 —Department of Natural and Experimental Philosophy PROFESSOR Likctkxaxt-Colonki. Wiumm It. Gordon, Cadet I'.S. M. A.. 1873-1877; appointed from Pennsyl-viiiiin; graduated 6; Second Lieutenant, tth Artillery, 1877; First Lieutenant, Ordnance Department, 1881; Captain, 1891; Inventor of L S. 12-ineh .Mortar Carriage, Model 1890; Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, L S. M. A., 1901. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Captain John B. Christian, 9th Cavalry; elass ’96; graduated 13. INSTRUCTORS First Lieitrxant Wii.i.iam F. Morrison. 2d Field Artillery; class ’02; graduated 24. First Likitkxant Qcinx Gray, Coast Artillery Corps; class ’03; graduated 39. Second Likctknant Frederick E. Shnyder. 2d Cavalry; class ’0 3; graduated 20. Second Likctknant Jay I.. Benedict, 14th Infantry; class 04; graduated 26. trrrrrr — 24 —"The time lias come,” the Walrus said, "to talk of many things. Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax, and cabbages, and kings." AYING completed the justly fume:l course in Natural und Experimental (principally experimental) Philosophy we can now gaze with contempt on the limited variety of the Walrus’ knowledge. We have proved to our eternal satisfaction that “the sun do move,” by trying to find him in a dish of mercury with a sextant. We have followed the much abused molecule through its various and sundry gyrations. And wlmt a world of experience we gained during those Mav evenings on the plain! ('ould there be a better example of the painstaking and careful researches of science than the sight of our dignified instructor stretched out flat on a poncho with his chin whiskers tangled in the dewy grass, trying to find Venus for some goat, who had carefully measured the altitude of the lamplight in front of the Stipe’s quarters. It. is possible that there are some sceptics among us who doubt the practical value of being able to calculate the Mean Solar time in London to the thousandth of a second, knowing that it is two hundred days till June at West Point. Those we must ignore as no true followers of Galileo. Ilerschel and “Swatsie C’asud.” The majority of us are proud in the possession of knowledge that may some day guide us out of a howling wilderness, if we are so fortunate as to find in our pocket a sextant, an Kphemeris, an artificial horizon, and the other trifles necessary to locate ourselves. If we had acquired nothing else during the course, would we not he amply repaid by having been provided with a rule of action that applies to any time, any place, any dilemma, i. e„ “Send for Winkleman?” It may In true, as Shakespeare sings, that there are still “things undreamed of in our philosophy,” but on that score “we have to he shown.” To lay aside, for a moment, the spirit of jest, we should like to express our appreciation of the consideration shown us in this Department. Our relations with the instructors were of the most cordial kind. The spirit of all with whom we came into contact seemed to be to treat us with gentlemanly courtesy and to allow us the greatest possible freedom.wasiv ifrafrfaft ( • ui i ji « iJtal PROFESSOR Coionk.i Samcki. K. Tii i max, M. A., Cadet, U. S. M. A., IWI5-lS(i9; appointed at large; graduated 3; Second Lieutenant, tth Artillery, 1869; First Lieutenant of Engineers, 1875; Professor of Chemistry, .Mineralogy and Geology, l_ S. M. A., 1888. ASS 1ST A NT PROFESSOR Major Wikt Roiiinson, Coast Artillery Corps; class ‘87; graduated 9. INSTRUCTORS Captain Thomas W. Darraii, 27th Infantry; class 93; graduated -I. Captain Wmmam F. Nrsnirr, 4th Infantry; class ’98; graduated 24. Captain Chari-ES B. Ci.AHK, llth Infantry; class ‘99; graduated 18. Captain Henry C. Jewett, Corps of Engineers; class 01; graduated 9. First Lieitenant Julias A. Benjamin, 3 l Cavalry; class ‘00; graduated 33. Second Lieutenant Samuel M. Parker, 59th Infantry; class ‘03; graduated 41. Department of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology ' flRt-fMST, AND A PLANET A CRYSTAL,AND A CELL. ' — 26 —N the beginning the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is -and then gathered together all that remained and fashioned the Department of Chemistry. No other theory "ill satisfactorily account for the presence of the glorious assortment of subjects in which instruction is here given. The finished product of the Department is possessor of a knowledge that ranges from an acquaintance with the appearance, character, and ancestry of every denizen of the Primordial Beach to an ability to describe in detail the process of making beer. He can converse fluently of the merits of the central siphuncle as contrasted with the ventral and can give the particulars of the bloody prehistoric battle which ultimately resulted in the victorious conquest of the Lamellibranchs by the (vasteropods. Nor is all his instruction gleaned from books. In the "Lab.” he acquires the logical method of reasoning which leads to a true understanding of the relation of cause and effect. For the laboratory note book is replete with syllogisms like this: F.x cerement- Heated a test tube in Bunsen burner flame until it was red hot. Accidently touched it. !!— » Ohsekvation “Ducrot Profanity in Chemical laboratory about 10:30 A. M.” Inference Speech i silver: silence is golden. Equipped with a collection of similar nuggets of wisdom he can sally forth to face life’s problems with a serene and untroubled confidence. Even when the memory of Nelson and the wary cryophorus sinks to oblivion his faith in these truisms will not waver. And now for a serious word in closing. The class of 1009 entered upon its studies in the Department of Chemistry with pleasant anticipations based upon the unqualified endorsement given it by the preceding class. Nor were we disappointed. During the entire period of our association with the Department its conduct towards us was marked bv an unfailing patience and courteous treatment that won our hearty admiration. — 27 —a H CUVfK BVT 15 IT ART? Department of Drawing PROFESSOR Colonel Charles W. Larnkd, Cadet, l S. M. A., 181)6-1870; appointed from New York; graduu-ted 58; Second Lieutenant :kl Cavalry, June to October, 1870; transferred to 7th Cavalry; Second Lieutenant 7th Cavalry, 1870-1876; First Lieutenant, 1876; Professor of Drawing, U.S. M.A., 1876. IN’ST It I’CTO RS Caitain Piehiick W. Lewis, 59 th Infantry; class ’96; graduated 18. First Liectexaxt Pelham I). GuiotMiD, 5d Field Artillery; class ’01; graduated 18. First Lieutenant Henry M. Nelly, 50th Infantry; class ’05; graduated ti. Second Lieutenant Richard J. Herman, 93d Infantry; class Ot; graduated 41. Second Lieutenant Frederick W. Manley, 13th Infantry; class 05; graduated 65. — 28 —"Linked .sweetness, 1-o-n-g d-r-a-w-n o-u-t.” ME artistic temperament is u necessary attribute of one who would describe the Drawing Academy as “a thing of beauty and a joy forever.” To the uninspired who plod their weary way along, it spells work with a capital “W.” At first the perversity of all created things seems to he concentrated into one set of drawing instruments and _____________________________________ every finger turns into a thumb. But, • as nothing is eternal in this mortal life of ours, finally the last plate is approved and slop work (well named, indeed) occupies the attention. This proves but the “stepping stone to higher things” and the yearling year terminates with a map of West Point, drawn, usually, in the friendly shelter of some rock on “Fort Put.” Furlough over, the “student officer” completes his artistic development. Deprived of the helping 'I' square and triangle he relies on the modicum of genius that God gave him to produce something remotely resembling a straight line. At this time the perennially youthful grinds concerning “the HI pencil” and “the clean, sweet line” make their appearance. From the first attempt to portray the infinite variety of a cube to the final despairing effort to draw a monkey wrench which shall not be mistaken for a pair of manicure scissors the progress is rapid. The appearance of the warm spring days brings a series of lectures on the great and near great in Art. intended to prepare the auditors ( ?) for the annual trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 'This is the season of the “post prandial nap.” Those who cannot resist, lapse to unconsciousness during a discussion of tin architecture of ancient Egypt and awake centuries later among the splendors of Rome,—latter-day Kip Van Winkles. And last of all comes landscape sketching, which serves only to produce a conviction of the error of not making the adjacent landscape a thing of straight lines and angles. This completed, the great day arrives when the implements of the craft are collected and farewell—a long farewell—is bade to “the counterfeit and counterpart of nature reproduced in Art.” — 2'J —  ikfiiiiVJ .jl wY ASSOCI ATE PROFESSOR (’aitain George B. 1 11.1 111 hv, Corps of Fngim ers; class ’00; graduated I. A SS 1ST A NT PROF F,SS() R First I.ieitenant James F. Bell, Corps of Engineers; class 02; graduated I. INSTRUCTORS First I.ieitenant Sami t:i. Fran keniikkc.kh. 3d Field Artillery: class ' ». ; graduated II. First I.ieitenant Frederick II. Smith. Coast Artillery Corps; class 03; graduated 15. First I.ieitenant Charles It. Alley, Const Artillery Corps; class 04; graduated 12. First 1.11:1 tenant Ciiai’ncky I.. Fenton. Const Artillery Corps; class 04; graduated 15. First I.ieitenant William Biiyden, 5tl Field rtil-lery; class 04; graduated 19. First I.ieitenant Francis W. Honkycitt, 5th Field Artillery; class 0t; graduated 23. Second I.ieitenant ('iiaki.es Tkikord, 12th Cavalry; class K4; graduated 5. Second I.ieitenant Vacoiin W. Cooper, 19th Cavalry; class 04; graduated 14. Second I.ieitenant Roi.i.axd W. Cask, 10th Infantry; class 05; graduated 10. Second I.ieitenant Ciiaki.es S. Donavin, 27th Infantry; class 05; graduated 18. yf urt 15 ONE. DEMttED HORfcIO Department of Mathematics PROFESSOR I.iki TKN ANT-O01.0.NK1. Ciiaki.es P. Echols, Cadet. L’. S. .M. .. 1887-1891; appointed from Mahama; graduated 3; Instructor of .Mathematics, U. S. .M. A.. 1891; Assistant Professor of Mathematics, lT. S. M. A., 1897; Vssocilitc Professor of .Mathematic-. I . S. M. A., 1898; Professor of Mathematics, L.S.M.A.. 1904. — 30 —THE- 1900-HOWITZER HE trouble of course begun when the first old skiu-dud sage squatted on his haunches and by experiment made the monumental discovery that by adding two sticks to two sticks he would have four sticks. Since I hat time all mankind has seemed linked in a conspiracy to dig up mathematical knowledge that would roughen up the smooth places in the lives of I Tide Sam's Pampered Pets. As a result of their untiring labors, the plebe is confronted on the threshold of his military career with a truly appalling array of weird fancies and vain imaginings. With Algebra and Geometry, his troubles begin, and a faltering, stumbling progress leads through “'Prig., ' Plane and Solid Conics, “Descrip.," and finally “( ’alcule.” the completion of which is celebrated by a “never-again," perhaps the most heartfelt one of cadet days. 'The last few years have marked the passing of one of West Point's most time-honored institutions the late lamented text book on Algebra by one C. Smith. One who could ga .e with any degree of comprehension upon the idiosyncrasies of that immortal tome need have no fear for the future-knowledge is, to him, an open book. All that remained for him was a mastery of the Fourth Dimension—and subsequent, merciful, insanity. Hut to the common herd who plod and plod, other methods were necessary and the usual expedient adopted was to assume the truthfulness of the respected (’. Smith as a “scholar and a gentleman" and to swallow, whole, his mathematical conclusions. Not that the latter process was an easy one the alternative of premature graduation had something to do with the choice. It has been, from time immemorial, the custom of the Corps to exaggerate the ridiculous aspect of things and no subject, however awe-inspiring, can escape. Hut in the case of this Department, jest often masks a real and poignant anxiety, for the prospect of being “found in Math.’ hangs like the sword of Damocles over the devoted heads of the two lower classes. That this fear is not unfounded may be proved bv the fact that the number of deficiencies reported in Mathematics form a large majority of the total. The requirements of the course are stern and rigorous, of mercy there is little, and the doctrine of the survival of the fittest holds undisputed sway. Hut those who do survive, come through the ordeal with a fair certainty of attaining the Mecca of all our strivings— Graduation which begins to loom as a remote but possible consummation of the four year-long task. — 31 — P010MW5; WHAT DO yOV READ,A y LORD? ] mIET " WORDS, WORDS, WORDS.'" PROFESSOR Oou.NK,. Edward K. Wood, Cadet. U.S. M.A.. 1 66-IS70; appointed from Pennsylvania; graduated »; Second Lieutenant, Hth Cavalry. 1870; Hrst Lieutenant, 1873; Captain. 1880: Professor of Modern I.augungcs, U.S. M.A.. 1893. SS( C I ATE PRO K ESS( 1t Captain Peter K. Track, 13tli Cavalry; class ’86; graduated 31. A SSI ST A N T PRO P ESSO R S Caitain Ora K. 11 i.'st. I8tii Infantry: class 91: grnd-uatcd 39; Assistant Professor of the Spanish IjinguAgr. I'"i 1st Lieutenant George M. Russei.i.. 15th Cavalry; class ’01 ; graduated 33; Assistant Professor of the French Language. INSTRUCTORS I'ihst Lieit»:nant Lewis S. Morey, 13th Cavalry; class ’00; graduated 41. Knurr Lieutenant Owen (I. Com.ins. Coast Artillery Corps; class 03; graduated II. Kim st Lieutenant Thomas M. Sp.xui.dixg, Coast Artillery Corps; class 05; graduated II. I’irst Lieutenant Edward J. Mohan. 33d Infantry; class '03; graduated 30. Second Lieutenant George A. Lynch, 17th Infantry; class 03; graduated 31. Second Lieutenant Edward M. Zei.i, 7th Cavalry; class 03; graduated 47. Second Lieutenant Robert C. Richardson, .Ik., 11th Cavalry; class 04; graduated 33. Second Lieutenant Joseph W. Stilwem., 13th Infantry; class 04; graduated 33. Second Lieutenant Martin C. Wise. 30th Infantry; class 04; graduated 67. PROCESSOR OF PROVISIONAL DEPARTMENT OK ENGLISH AND HISTORY John Chester Adams. Yale. II. A. ( 9i ), M. A. ( 98), Ph. I). (’04); Recently Assistant Professor of English (Yale). CIVILIAN INSTRUCTORS Jose M Asensio. J s lish N. T. Qcevedo, S 1 Justin M. Chenal, J Frcnch Georges Castegxier. ) — 32 —HEN the plehe makes his debut at West Point he is first surrendered to t Ik tender mercies of the Two Departments of Mathematics and Languages. And as the object of the former is to train his mind to the methods of thought required for the mastery of the later subjects in the realm of applied mathematics, so it is the function of the latter to inculcate in him the ability to “speck.” Here it is that he first fully appreciates tin value of being able to start at the third line of the left hand page and enunciate verbatim the author’s conclusions on the subject. In the beginning he is treated to a short course in “English as she is spoke’ which consists chiefly in the criticism and correction of sentences like the following: “For sale—a hrindlc bulldog who will eat anything—is fond of children.” The prosaic character of this occupation is occasionally varied by the study of some thrillingly pathetic passage similar to that describing the water-logged adventures of the Brother and Sister—a pearl of thought which ranks second only to the “fixed opinion” of General Scott. This mastery of the mother tongue is the foundation upon which is reared the imposing and oft-times unstable edifice of his linguistic knowledge. French next occupies his attention and, after a year's struggle with the Court Language, our plehe (by this time a haughty yearling) goes on Christmas leave to find himself reduced to a condition of stammering inaninity by an ordinary bill of fare. He is now ready to imbibe the knowledge of pure Castilian which is to complete the catalogue of his attainments. After a daily diet of comparatively short duration, he essays conversations of a most wonderful nature on the “muchas cosas” that there are in Madrid. At the end of these comes Furlough and our one-time plehe sallies forth ready to lay violent siege to the heart of any “sefiorita bonita” that may cross his path. To one looking back upon the knowledge here acquired through the haze that partially obscures all antc-Furlough recollections it presents an aspect of polyglot confusion. Two phrases we can never tangle —“II me faut ecrire—”, and “Sc me exige escribir ” and these may stand us in good stead in our linguistic dilemmas of the future. But beyond this we venture with fear and trembling. M. »" •«•■?) ■ I- t .J Nff «-•« M? T.ny,j — 33 —pnysic Department of Military Hygiene PROFESSOR l.iKiitSAXT-CowsKt Ciiahi.i'.s M. Ganov, Surgeon U.S. Annv; Mnliml Department; appointed Surgeon of the .Military Aciuleniy, 15MK . ASSIST A NT SI RGEONS Captain Joiix V. IIannkk. Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A. Captain I.ioyu I.. Smith, ssistnnt Surgeon, U. S. A. Captain Robert C. Loving, Assistant Surgeon, V. S. A. — 34 —THE-1009-HOWITZER AY back in the beginning of things, when the little tin gods who planned the routine of our daily lives were busy at their labors, they suffered « lapse. It was in this wise: Second Class Gymnasium and Riding ends on March fifteenth and the arbiters of our fate completely forgot to provide occupation during the remainder of the year for those Second Classmen who were not attending Drawing and who, in consequence, found themselves blessed with two whole hours of leisure every other afternoon. Taking this to be a dispensation of Providence the fortunate ones murmured devoutly “Allah be bootlieked! Allah be praised!” and proceeded to make the most of the boon. Rut such a Ctopian state of affairs could not long exist and one day the matter came to the watchful eyes of those who work out our destiny. Then there was great confusion and much running to and fro until the oversight was corrected and the Department of Hygiene emerged as a reality to fill the vacant space. That the Department is of the “newly new” will at once become apparent when an examination of the text books reveals the fact that they have not been interpolated. Rut notwithstanding this defect, which time will doubtless remedy, they contain some valuable rules. When in doubt remember that the human mechanism is like a locomotive, and never venture to cross the area on a dark night without having your headlight lit, being careful, also, to toot your whistle at frequent intervals. Rut outside the textbooks, which must be specked in the good old-fashioned way, a large part of the course is embodied in the series of lectures delivered by the Lord High Keeper of the Pill-Rox, the esteemed Colonel. After having heard in detail the death-dealing antics of our friend the fly, the Second Classman becomes the prey of nightmares in which huge and ferocious flies prey on his health and happiness. Indeed so clearly does la come to comprehend the dangers which menace the vital spark that in his conviction of the uncertainty of this mortal life he turns his thoughts to “higher thinks.” And he resolves to accept, without question, the advice that “when traveling it is best to drink little or no water.” With the completion of these lectures the course ends, and the finished product is turned loose on a helpless world, an authority upon every subject. from the dangers of alcoholism to the insidiousness of the gum-chewing habit. — 35be Corps! bareheaded salute it. With eyes up. thanking our Cod Obat we of tbe Corps arc treading X berc they of tbe Corps have trod— obey arc here in ghostly assemblage. Obe men of tbe Corps long dead, 2Vnd our hearts arc standing attention While we wait for tbelr passing tread. We, sons of to-day. salute you.— you sons of its earlier day: We follow, close order, behind you. Where you have pointed tbe way: Obe long gray line of us stretches Obrougb tbe years of a century told. “3knd the last man feels to bls marrow obe grip of your far-off bold. Crip bands with us now. though we see not. (blip bands with us. strengthen our hearts the long line stiffens and straightens With tbe thrill that your presence imparts. Crip bands, though it be from the shadows While we swear, as you did of yore. Or living or dying to honor be Corps, and the Corps, and the Corps! —Rev. Herbert S. Shipman.— 37 —(’apt.: Hakiiii: Lieut s.: Marks, Kiciikujkrger, Gage. 1st Sergt.: I’m.: (J. M.-Sergl.: Polk: Sergts.: Wallace, Waterman, Toukev, Selleck, Daw ley. Corps.: Bon lev, Lawrence, Meiiappey, I.arnei», Kii.nkr. U A JJ COMPANY whs founded first. "Y And ever more since then Has always led the I ’. S. Corps No matter where or when; It takes the lead at all parades. Inspections ami reviews. On one place only, it falls out,— The front row Chapel pews. Some talk of Alexander. And some of I Iercules, Of Hector and I.ysander And such great names as these But of all the world’s great heroes. There’s none that can compare With a “rur-rur-rur-rur-rur-rur-wow!” To our dashing “Mother Baelir.” — 38 —Cap!.: IIaimungton: Lieut a.: Simpson. W. II., ItrMiioroif. Himscok. 1st Scrgt.: Strong; Q. M.-Sergt.: Soiilbkkg ; Sergts.: Kallocii, Hobbs, McNeal, Rav. Corps.: Scki.es, Finch, I'kaxkk. (1. II.. Laiiii, Kimball. A. It. EACH year when drear November conies, if brings Calamity, disaster, sudden death, For then the fire fiend, in unbridled rage, Kach Monday afternoon at four o'clock, Hursts from bis bounds with fury long pent up. Threatens with dire destruction all our goods. Yet all's not lost for to the rescue spring The valiant warriors of 'B" Company, Old “Hustling Liz” hose cart of ancient fame— Spurning the mud with wildly Hying wheels. Is hurried where the impending danger lurk “I'nreel the hose!”- no sooner said than done. With hissing scorn, the conflagration greets The onslaught of the drenching, conquering stream, C’rackles and surges, flickers sputters, dies. Hack to her shed 'mid cries of loud acclaim Old “Hustling Liz" her triumphant progress wends, Am! by her side the heroes of the fray, “H” Company— the bravest of the brave. — 30 —('apt.: Piiii.oon; Lieut s.: Godfrey, Mili.ixo. Aiikkn. 1st Sergt.: Gaklixgtox; Q. M.-Sergt.: Alksiiirk; Sergts.; Shcrti.eff, Holm mi, Robb, Brown, C. II. Corps.: anck, Christian, Kttz, Beatty, Rader. ALT. great soldiers from Alexander to Babe Stewart have been men of small stature. Napoleon Bonaparte “who was, I believe, one of the smartest generals of modern, or at least ancient, times” was two inches shorter than Spiegel Teague. Since this is the case wc feel safe in saving that Company will produce all of the great generals for years to come (we purposely omit “D” Company). Company has always maintained a high standard of discipline. “Duke” Davis is an example of what four years of it could do for the most undisciplined raw material ever thrust upon the institution. Also we might add that no man is considered a full Hedged member of this company of Caesars until he has served at least one sentence on the area. “C” Company is not a favorite with the Tac I)ep’t, and vice versa. Nevertheless we respected and admired our former guardian, who was affectionately known as “The Monk.” There is a spirit of good fellowship and equality between classes which is characteristic of “C” Company. Tactically speaking, we have our faults, hut then, tactically speaking, nothing is perfect. — 40 —( apt.: Stearns; Lieut s.: Johnson, It. I).. Brice, Pritnox. 1st Sergt.: Harmon, K. B.; Q. M.-Sergt.: Marsh burn; Sergts.: Leonard, Taulbee, Muir, Calvo. Corps.: McI.axe. J. T.. Weaver, H. N.. Clay, Hatch, Schimklpenio. 1 1) I IF, APS much rather be a runt Thun be a Hunker tail. And plav flic stalwart hero And be the first to full. For u good old runt cun do the biz. He works right near the ground. While o'er his head the bullets whiz. And he stays safe and sound. So acts, not inches, is our cry; And in the world’s great game. We’re little, but most awful spry, And get there just the same. stunt, — 41 —(opt.: Smith, It. I).; Liruts.: Donaldson. McGkk, Kui.i.kk. 1st Srrgt.: Mavkrkamp; Q. M.-Sergt.: Minks; Sergt».: Di nn, B. C., Pim.ans, Dinn. V. K.. Landis, .Ionks, I. Corps.: Hicks, I'. II.. Kikpfkk, Simpson. It. V., I’i.kmino. Bviink. C. HKKK’S a Comp'iiv as cure-free, and Imppv, and gay As their Tac, tile old Rollicking Bug; For the Bucks never fail to max stunts militaire. While the Quills often tie it up snug. There's Sir Clunupski Gumstick, and Horace the Sledge, John Landis, and Maggie McGee, And nice Mr. Havcrkamp, the glue-spilling Dunns But what in the Mail Bill care we? Again, Six Hour Barney, Irrepressible Ord, The Com.’s Friend, young Geo. L. Van 1)., With .juggling (Jus Gonser and Montv the Wit,— But what in the Mail Bill care we? But there's still some good men, like I with this pen Wlm're a Credit to Company “F": Gih Wilkes is u sample or Wright for example— So what in the Mail Bill care we? ■ — 42 —('apt.: Dklano; Units.: Sauk, Ac iikh, Kvkkts. 1st Sergt.: I’ru.KX; Q. M.-Srrgt.: Mookk, I..; Srrgts.: Guay, K. B., Wilson, Connolly, Fowlkr. Corps.: Lockwood, Hic ks, G. It., Wikr, Darock, Baaiik. ILOVK you boys, indeed I do. And twas because I loved you true I scattered you the companies through. Their wayward members to imbue With a love for me like you, “F” Company. I have given you the dearest Tacs, Who've guarded zealously your tracks, Before—“perchance behind' - -your hacks; Protected you 'gainst all attacks, 'Gainst rides, 'gainst leaves, 'gainst feeds at Jack's, “F” Company. — 43 —— 44CLASS ALBUM Ma ox. iSuiiiu, U. “('knit" ,Xrt Surjjt.. l’-tjHjrt itidnmn- I 42 St [ rat mi ''fj prrjri-tj f-rntlr laigkf. —CltAtrB . • grntlr Pilgrim from tirorfpi, nli»olm It inrllg-in the Knock•r ' Club. So uno,,tlily turn the wheel of lil (txUtrncr that tin gentle errak thereof iliktiirh not Id fallow Irn'i'ltri. I‘nrnd«, drill , Ch.i|Ml. fi«h mi Fridav. mil Ininit bean ; all nrr gnttr illly received mil •tmlingly exruwd. Hut thrrr •• Mot our of u who lun not hty falling after all, mil old ( hap ha In -h«ir»r». 11• think about lwr c nml , ilnmui. and talk' tlunt hor»« . Karl: Wednesday night find Inin looking forwnril to tin next Saturday' tridi When li- go,« down to rw Vurk. hr %|huhU hour on thr ulrei-t pi tting rah hone . To cr him really gel into th «nmr. you -dwiuld watch him on tin- pojq field. I ut him on aVeatn with I hr old whiiUcr . Stir Kantian, Grnifip Hunter And llrir Pendleton, a ltd Solomon in nil hi glory « i n diwftnteiit « d |mii|m.t hriide Chap. J — 4rt —Ganvr Crrr. Pr.vxirtT«»iA. "Bing." -H. Acker- Art. Scrtft.; A B.; Expert Hifli- until; Hundredth Night Cast (H: Glee Club. Wisrr P MJMiviiTov. Maixs. -Part. "Molly" Sergt.: Art. Scrjft.; A. B.: B. A. 'Ilit rnicc war ever toft, crnlir, nud lore.' announce that hmrr tmf ■ (hire Inst tlu- mcuilxrn tlu'lr dress Bing was tlir tir»t member of oar glorious das to attain n |K»»ition of honor and trait rmdrr flu- Cam Bv virttw of ids name In «,n pl.md in rouitii'ind »f a plrbr section way twrk in the beginning of Time Few men have np| cftwtrd the ra|iontilri1ilirt of that cxaltrd oilier ay Ilf aid. Ili« Itrwt official art wot to in hi wrtioD did not have to to "stand up.” was reported for allowing Foil Squad to nnluittoii they were marching to their devotion one hot Sunday morning. Bing hasten rd to assure the y Com that t hi lieinoa offense wa» rommittnl without lii» knowledge or authority. "And what wan w «v r % e. Colonel." «aid our hero, striking a tragic attitude, “I find that some of those mrn were not even arrayed in tin- regulation white shirt." Bing wit promptly exonerated. Molly iv one of thru? strangely quiet | eop|e who ire never carried away by the turbulent enthusiasm of their more exuberant fellow . Hr got$ on leave with tin «aiiM expression of demure resignation that he wear to a Saturday writ. On account of his mod' M way his light was hid for a long time under a bushel, but in second class year the Com. divided to hold Molly up to the Corps a an appro' d type of mild obedience. He flourished for four mouths and then who would ever have imagined Molly busted for crawling a plebr? We had lu-vrr deemed him ra|wihle • ( meh ferocity But such api'cnn to have been tin ease, and our gentle friend spent many a pleasant afternoon in first class ram mer keeping the grass from growing under the trees of good old Camp Huger. 47 —V f'ltllVCtl. Im.IXOIN. •M lick" A. II.: Serjrf.; Act. Scr«ft.; I.ienl.; Mark - nmn. For «J KHHHIf lit HUit ion, ,1ml a irarui heart beating true. For o unite that' rrrr read , itr u cheering rennl nr fan. Jntl try "the Mich.” Sever ha l« i n known to lw downcast or hlno. not rvi'ii wlirn In mi't "illit on hove French). mil •In » I5m- month oil tin area » lltlli n lotmlirmo . Verily. not iwrti win n il looln il i if tin l ul would Ihm- llii- iM'iinnnt, r|i«l our ft.-illnil 1 " coui| niiy I.irntrunlit !ov ln« winniiift millr 11 mix linn troubles of In own. Inil his own tin remain. Il i Mirli n pleasant any of rreiliiitf. lint tin rnpt in slnn-lor fnrjfct to In-9 ry till, mnl present him t, " with i fl.n. Iln even . iV-v charmed tin stem old '-x V | on , into uiMiij: you N V cImcmmi A» mi fnr v known. Iim. not yet Ir.iinnl lii ImltiTii- on » tli fnir »rx but, |W- |m|i« Unit's wliv lio still ran 'inllo "Si . Midi, wlmt wvi I hr dn-ti. -V d? ' M Knv.M VKK, ‘|M ii j(I . "Hermit. "DhIcIi.” "IUmi " Arl. Srr f.: A. II.; Marksman: “A in Iinx'-li ill; Baseball Team (t) (ti) (I); ( up-l;iin llasvlmll Team, 1JMMI ( oiisnli rinj; vrhat In accomplishes, llrrniy iniiflit Ih- several nirii. Ili nlw iy Ini •seven nr eight scheme on fool mni i hi deadly rant t iUnil .ill of tin in. lie enii Imiik lentils mid play lull harder tlmn any one el e who ever came out of K wmiim W ith nil hi strenuous work lie In thim- for an occasional leM-tur-nnl trip to Newburgh in company with In Kond wife Alicrn (for further particular ei Will I’icklr). If you would meet tin great Dutchman, plane yourself hi soon oiu sjiot, it doesii t matter where, and wait IIrnnv will Ih along inside of Jii, mimltc He will probably take von aside and in a emitiden-tial whisper. will let yon in on the ground lloorof some Htu|M'lldoil« plnn of netion which III fertile lira in lm ju»t evolved. Whatever occasion may arise llirmy i always equal to it. In the word of our i stunits I eollteill|Mir.irV. Ford. "II est It seal." T , •' (' t U ‘ M Moi xi«vii.lr, Wkst VmniMA. •Mm " IWu K»» n» ■ m » !)«.»» "irhit" "Stub" A. it.: ('|i in Slii’ii . ('!■ in Sltt vi '•»»•• |M|m ,’ifi. r laps. and sntiir. tint it all. but In n ■ n in in Mini puts in Im'i'iiIv four hours a day in (ImI jili.is.irif ni-inner. If you %n Inin in tin- morning nl rrvrilh, in lln nfli rnnon nt i'U«, nr in tlu- library nl night. In s nlu.il % u.-nring tin- mini far-away look. Hr |nk » il («• ilrill with him. I.ik » il In class. and. prnb-ulilv. Inki« il In Ini So Mil'll fears nr Irrmn have I||f ('mu. .mil Ids inlillmw oUnr world mill nothing months 'V «"»• ■« ,il% for Andy? Hr livn in an-n( this mu-, not rvrii six in room liiin from hi per- Wlin lots nnt mi’ll lln- i mitli wending his May tu nr from tli«’ Jibr-in with n large I took nndi r Ids nnn? Sninrliiin it w history Iml nmn nflrn. a I n nch ■lirtionari m fivi’li In- i Inkints home In linn in preparing Ids Inti it I'ronoh porni Wi understand tint Ik- pnh-lisln s his efforts in tlir "Kljtnrn." iflit iirhuj cum iri' i n iff •■ ftmnil hrlly, Thu' h .■ hiupl.'i I'h n Innrl full of j'l .i- HilIT Briiihi: f lim-TMA . II w inn . •. r In. ii walking linn- musing on mime mi r il |ilnn of our almost fnrgoUrn I urlotigh. or fil ling | irtu’iilnrh in n mood for self cnminiinion, nltil. wliili in tlii- sl.iti’, fill a »i go mus slap on the lurk. d r ' i ehierfid mio mV. " •‘II, linn, is everything to-day. old nuinf to reprimand (In ini thoughts mid find yourself gn .ing into V|dt-ukrr's jovial cminle-ttaurr. Must of ns have had this rxpr rirtici’. Tin biographer has often wondered why an nll-wisr Providence should tnaki a man wlm i» nlway rhrrrful at tile wrong time. Nevertheless, vmust h.irn V to lirar his eternal ) good nature with liris-• Inn resignntiou. turn wrathfullv hall. allowed _ i’i _Cio nX'O !) ft f Jr Mixnkwouw. Mi.VXBIOTA. AI.TOOXA. t.» ASIA. '•Mother" "Mac" S-fjft.; Hind Serge.: Wt. Fir«t Sergl; Fir.it C’npt,: v!.i. l.-imui. Fnntluill Squad (2) ( 1 »' in i'ouIImII i Captain. '!«»» Fnnl-■»nll Team (!!•: Outdoor Mo t (JO. "I'ptni irhat :itrat doth (hi . twr ( until, feed, I'hat hr i» grotrn n great,f" Jrnr. Camu . Mother" rnlrred inti a game of trap-f rug with the quill one summer day. Showed them «nme r.irr MUnl not often urn out«id the UiriMgi rlr •mil. Iik e. kang.a w. leaped from Aetuig Vint Sergeant to : tr l Captain Till irenini product of old Minne-.«pali«, like the Sinpcror of (■.••miany, i thr possessor of a hroiul .-tin and exhibit other peculiar tr iiU. Mi dignity nnri expression of anutcur would make . iov.-.ftuCstiivious. I: ia »nid that one summer afternoon lie wn found plnying golf on old Fort 'hit, with Cupid for « caddy. Ilnelir say there’ nothing to It “Mother" ntlrilmtr ld» sneer hi nil tilings in the fart that, like the pnalmint of old, lie in "fearfully and wonderfully made." S. • g ■ A'1 S r{»t.; SluirpMxiotrr: Track Tram (2). "(irea virv .tr. wl •)( t’ ryJ ’»' ■ doll. Mm i Seoti-iiiMflii Uirri nrid hred m tin- loud of til I’ I). Thin iiditurv of race uni Iraining has d eloped 'mu ml ' -in exceedingly proper youth, whim thinly protictrd -knli i» full of hard seine. Mae o strong oil idea . and loyal to friends and ohm irtions. I(i m an Industrious fill who can sleep harder over a math lesum than anyone cl r of our nequnlntaure Hr : indeed such a proticirnt dutu-h-rrr tiiat lie ran talk it rational)'- wluli asleep as while .awake. If Is relit ed of him that in ll -it t Harrark In arose in hi‘ dream and performed the manual of arm till hi unappreciative wive nwnkenrd him. Mae has always Iwen military, hut the official recognition ,,f hl« •oldierly virtue Wnn long delayed and •.hurt of duration — ,v —". w 7 h I.ion! ; |'A|M-rl IMlrm.in, litokitluiJI r |niul i t , mill Train (.‘It ( t (1). II It I, ‘flnst hair am rr.n,.l?i. nit .in,1 cfn Ihnl arr Hp unliifg. I I'ujml't ilart e„?, ifra.gkt to krur , am ftmmtt In him art luttlinp. S|rw »vitu mi Miiiiiooiit looking litlh Dilteli eli riil» and, ulilli hi i|i|n irmio. no • probably h»» inn.' , rtit. Iii' HiiIcI. look i Hu tv fore!it Til. ( iiilin • III tli«- gallery "t lw»krtUill »briek wh.it V|r ih.ird Irr nil mill oh'«r wIm ii hr nri . ». ,i mu . ill, r- mill Imvr (In lmpit.il nmr. thoroughly .it In plinMirr than Slew. Hi wn« tlir only nnr « f it rim nurd with tin- (un f Artillery mi our trip to Fort W right. Hr dor not realise Hint not every Coni Artillrry |M» t lin n Monotonous Iiiii. ami that if it ►houlil Imvr. tin «nmr fminn- would very prolmldv not he Him “Pap." “Pur ( li nt Slr.iv; A It ; Slinrp liont. r; Football Sjiliul ( t: t hi Football 'IVatn; I hr.kvtb.il I Squuil ( I). 7 irtiulil thr gcda hmi m.ntr tkfr fut?li?al.‘ An V»| l.mr Ir. Horn mi Ho tirld of Hlr bloody |.«ttl. of Murfrre -boro. Pirp early determined to i - a o.ldirr Hr. no •imilit. will tunki n great leader during the day Inn Hu nnhtv of tin nnny that follow, film on am of In riin.Hiw nightmare • greatly rmltiiitpml. II.. w.mld linti mol. . gr. it l.-.wy,r I’ Dudley. haw from Hu tbilllic of wmtr olil college fi»ot-IhiII tir to the ipinliti-mtion of i candidate for tIm Presidency Hi wif. Slrw. limit it niurh easier to engage him in a rough 1h»« i than to induce him to go on a spooning rtju dition. lint tlir fiimm- , f ii r t u n n t r enough to know liim, dr- erd» him n» charmingly sentinn nlal. — it —Dr.xvi a. Couiu aim). Lw'ouono. Minxkkota. "Uathff" Clcnn Sleeve: It "Oh, for n Intro io lln t,il_ rrti H’ril, On thr lop of • •• ••■in,.i hill; Il'krrr rnohl ; ,t ..r rri'roSol, ('rrnliiiH n-titUt -nr An anarch! ! of tl . ••!«! • ■!:■•.! It"- .!■) It.. r '«• chief ambition It I ft it lo k v | ll»r Com. ifurtainji what hit ncxl.tnovi will U As an emfigrlUt M.ithv !..• i » npi-il «i mn r turning from furlough In h-hi rvsir.il pn tlx "F" Co. itiMiji ami Kathrml all of tlw I to r.«ni into l|u$ fold of tin Cnlholir Clmrrh In Hall lit- rx|w rimrnt with iraj. ••lory ei|Hntion uni keep a lively fnsilnd of bread .m.I ' p I.......»'lng hjtTnnl tin fT talilv. Strict U m M lli not • U6®(, 1 Into known to w.ar n drew coat during camp on concert night . At prramt hr it engaged y K in writing 4«Ujc 'r”1' Pf "l' S U» Honinf,1 Jrt “ J vfa? to IMtWti ’ which k “'hr intend to wvc -Io-tribute ! in the. future to K 1 . inmmtni! ela ij% «■ I "Krog" A. II.; II. A.: Act Srrgt.; F Nit lull) Squad (8); Glee ( lull. I'li. r m only fmir really iindiiciplined men in tin H'ltlnlion an l Cadet Kmg tad I among them. I 'Ini not n-'iliar till until tliii cadet’ l’ir t Clan nn|. I foim.l ..nt thru that I had mail a grievoua mi 1nkr in nniiiU ring him in my li t of arting non ennmil'iimted otHeer Cadet Kmk I«I'i wn« of duty ihonld haw prompt ! him on »everal occaiion to drilit altofff ther from hi nndiM-iplitied conduct. I rn-cd l.nt mention a few of hi n|M rt» to l«rnr me out in tlw a hove. Krmx«tad Prevent at a dnnon«tmtlon of a T role -culture drill given by member of tin- Tint Claw.' ' h rogitad t rowing Snitinr!’ I’mt n it I U of ornng - on dmohlrr. I llh in t ‘Krngitad ln»pro|»-er uniform in a Umt in middle of river, name I ng plainly olwervrd through field glawx hy Tactical Ollier r and friend from writ ihore." " — 53 —Corp.; Color •v-rift.; ct. Color -wr t . A. I).: Hillciimn; llowilycr llo’Uil. “A" «n I’oollntll mill Rt'coril; KooIImII S|iiml (I) (A) . 1'ooIImII Tc.-itu ('? I ill; Outflow Meet in (HI (s » (1: Imloor M..t ( n (3) ('i) (I); HorfctYt (I) ( il (1 I: Cnpt.. VVr »iling Team. 1 Clean Sltwi . K.; I ajktI lliftoinriii; In lino Mo l ; On’ |nor M»U t ; “A" in Kool -li ill: I’imiiIniII Sjnnil (It (:l) ri) (1): Tug of w T iiii ( n (3) (til (II; Iliuidriillli Night C.i l (I): (imcrtmr, 1 1 Cl i■ • (lull; Howitzer Hoard: Pom’lli of July Orator. win It till-. «turdy. Iiu ky Dyfehtp III lir t arrived, no our « |m etcd tliat wmc d. y tin nun tripling of n youth Mould have n pliy h|tic tR.it would lv- lit-pride of hi ein» . "I . I).” hceuio. tuddmli vid and wlt itni lari duly mid hhudud I nuUfullv whin ,,kfd tin rn'im f--r tin change. I! «. dilution to hi. it apparent that "I O ' has n w rrlii-i «• .Mi. liaidnTor |fi "I . It ” tuahi a inning trait lli.il will rent mum r . of hard,hip m a Wlu-n it itoym to getting up nil origiiinl rtunt in tin lliritric.il line In iH n woii|l«r Mml propli enn dUrriininntr hr-twi ni ‘ I . D.V voter and Cornxo'r hut Id lienrt g«K . too. with tin ig rdioiit, dear old if.VuijK'riy. and that • up fn iin note -in! iIitMn'C alw'nv rr’.ur . ' foihinr 1 «i flmilrrtif. )'«on g '■ «J w fair." I loon. In tli Imd of I'm «ugnr earn and tin crocodile 'I' H." one,, lind in grand tylr. nd iioM I' It . ohln r No mil ha i new vo- cation. ' f-iid him full of inirtli and joy with a femme down oil 1'lirl tlioii.' I' it i tin. I It- a t Itarrack full of religion •••■I i .| ir-1 -.n Hi lo t vi.nl liog hi uI« of tin-latter . nil .1 u. and tin former lui dwindled rapidly l|i« , . i f.. u i« to oi.i,-d llou.ri dm. and hriug hark u - 1 ' i Hvn I onitiaim t oon for I'ud Mm. lie. la in,- If. to I'ourlh of dnlv — M.. . I ................•' Tin vroN. N» w .1' v lno.vro.v. Mumi h'of!," • “ "IM. (tntfr i Clrnn SlirVc; M'i'-k iMHI' (Wp. Co. iy M Si r( t . ( iplom. Ilimilm Hoard ‘.f ihinn of ..mi m Knit (ienllr render. 1 '■ happen U |tie Fog Hliit-mri. don't i. turned Von will proHi Nc bin on vtntr %lii rtu r a look .4 .!i.. rf» ) rfitoriJlun on hi i-onntrunri' t , n if h w r Waiting Wr "the mini to roll iiw.iv.' Voi» wouldn't iuakt him out to Ik- a frttnou i trnnoinir. hut «iirh i th’ -id truth. J-ong .am? iiimilf-rriijit. il rxpt rtriiee ir ■ ! .r twilit ha mode him familiar with mdrxW-d il"' firmament and hi tartling llid origin it. r--mn explana- tion of rrli-otjnl mid other .jflu'lioiif mi have gnmed for him among tin Koynj A tronOm'r tin title of "Tin ('ojK-mlriia of tfir .TwentiHh fViihiry ’ Hr lia« hluirrd out ninny aiOrf»lructrtr hy In- on miring linen and nggrt i». hit tlm-tr who hnvt atiidhal him f«ir a long Hmc fironixmiT hi bark more dangrrou than hi bilr. After twrnlv year of ntllrrirma Dieky affirm that It i perfectly pos ibl»- for a man to dream a well when iiuakr n while . lrep, and all In- a k« for. in the future, i plm nnt dream . ‘'(•rent ml for Ao«r. I. iur jttnf (t-iHrt) Itt-Unn I primarily a t'l»l" r Ik ImiU fur a rmnnriit hi |tnlririnn niiintrmiiivr ami ill m it if you can. To know that he Im mid two-third of all the military hUtory ever written will help uppuri our opening tattmenl ANo he i p... ,» i-d ,,f |J,nt imperial manner wldrli rh'irvi'ti-ri .d i ,n).Mr ,(|lj h-on lie treat .11 i.»lnietor will, ,wn, nfU, j,nf mlmt d ill hi wloa lo n Mate of .dij,.4a "I’m not arguing with ton; I'm Mlbjrctlnn. ... ... .... filing vou,” «.av Delano, and If von would lm- m 11»t ■ 11 to him tell. Ih ... • .rr U had I tetter • . . " in doing n|| thing thoroughly. i when lie went in fpr .- , ( ) »topjfrd tint il hr wa made a eaj L in for photography, and now hi eollre- tiori of plrluye of ea- .I.' drilling, eating. fighting. In fart, doing ••tvrvlMm Imt hoi»- pltig. i the envy of all who vf it. Truly a peciall»t i Delano. If veil a l “W'lint in?" the nn wer i "Rrrrr- Ihlnjr."('Iran SI« .-m t lenn Slivvc; A- B "Man it horn la I noth', at the tparLt fly n 'irarn. Tony allow that he mti r In girt a » )U rr ilnl uner In Irfl K« rilueky. IVojdr round In r»- do Mot apprrelati him. Ilr I romlm.il that ill Jin- Inn liavr »ingli 1 him out i their jiartnuhr victim and tlial thr Arad' unc Hoard ha lw »» lying in wall to Inkr hi amlp iarr •ince HIH f .S pt« inbcr. Vn(»illi-•tnrulin c hi |inf iriwii condition, Tony continue to thrivt mid. with ardor nnnbalol, to knock all thing that .in-. Hr i« full of wjw lor on m-im »ul)jrrt . A a native of tin KIim tifa Stat he prrtrmli to l«r a mi. t rfivllent of lit»r r ili «h. and to have a good of thr yellow Whatever l•r«neh hi oracular i urr to make a mint valuable for a a pore Tony »ur-nll other we known, with the of Win- CU? Him. niiitf, parr I hut free. ranch »of 0 tingle •• «£h' T'.» • it ton ro.no • Mailnm’ ra«th There hr i« "pri in- Hi i« •Ion d technical It. S. that i uuirantml to |Mntly» an iii"trurtor. and it »a a ri iii ii in i.ur ni-ii frond I t Itrownm of the Hill. l»i|it to hear Madam ijuotr from rxhoa tivc In iti » on physical phenomena. when tin knowledge of tl» iur.i{ i radii ««• e.nihn.il to a few lwi y idea . .tr ■ i frot.i I Mirl.li - cnpl uw ntarv work on Mechanic . Madam. Iwwurr, pre-mervrt to a mark'd degree that choraetcrl tic of every groin from j't Newton to iiiklrtniii. With dni- regard tor gi-niii and charity i will rail it nh«i nt mind-rdm- . Madam - i« pre paring o monumental work entitled "How to Run for Six Month on One Hundred nnd P.ight Demerit",” which %hould be of great valor to ue-cceding rln r« a_ _—WtN.VHHiliO. Sulni Carouk.v llir.ii I’m XT, Vorrn ot,IN. . "H It in" Carp.: Si-r t.; Co. M.-Sergt.: l.icut. H»w ueh « Puritan a IhU ever cainc from South Carolina i« b u». For Puritan lie i . with an -prevshm like tin- »l«rn and rock liouml coa l nd Puritan you’d tin.I Inin wen you to run irmo him when lie' O. I ., for hi council lie- i tin liy j..» tn In il "inrlnxtie wlcmrnt we onulimc In ird of in M«rH nk Tlil» eoi Irryo Mlh Sijiniii«li hn n inmt pronounced faculty of jjHtiiiij into tin tartlet I lim.lljrht. dating from the tim« when, a n plrlw cn tiiirl. hr let undry rudr opd lmi ten»u vearliu; nil the rcvrillr un. til lie differ from the tutoric I'uritan warrior i our important respect .Milr (jot somebody to do hi . «|x nning for hint., while B-Rice "»i»ri»ks for himself " "Kit." ‘DtUHtf“ CleNit Slwvi. Sharpshooter. Kiev brllrvr in liiin’ rosy, and hr sure does live out lii« belief , for there mu r wm i boy who studied h »». (jot |e kin» « r more leave , or took fewer eviui . than Kiev. Hut win ii it eoine tt» letting other folk live in ■ in. Unit' a ilifferent matter, for Kiev i« the ( orp •«o!d. md t would hnv. to In a much more efficient make. t»r whiter Tar than we're ____ ever seen to .- capc Kiev rnwiirr. Hut doc lie mean it? Never a word for linn' al-wny a hui(jh In hind In mmt cutting emnTiwnt, and Id ha rile t knoek i »un I” bo follow.d by otm uo.nl natur d art that take away the tintf. and leave u nothinu luit a hearty ( Innuh at tin- man who "would lie mran but can't.” — 3ftFeoxt Noyau. Virginia. Mi.i. Air. Marvi.anh. Corp.; Scrgt.; Find ScrgL; I.icut.; Hop Manager ( ) (1). Called "Nigger" doubtless, on account of III hair— which i o blond, it’a almost white, lie' our pretty boy, ami not our alone either, for many mUgnidrd I_ P.'s have ct their ca| for him. "lie looks o linnd«uinc on a liorsr.’' After la t unmM-r which. by the way, he claim brat Furlough all hollow, he may jilt Light Battery for the Cavalry. A tnr performer at all our exhibition drill , ring-master of our amateur cirru . yet lie never "lamed gallery." The tenth have never succeeded in worrying him to any extent, nor have hi chevrons induced a desire to fill the skin book. So hop i« a success without hi presence. "You know, fellow , we ought to hare a Hop every Sat." "Minmi , "Munnik•" Scrgt.; Color Svrgt.; Art. Color SvrgL; Marksman. Muunikhuysen- anotlirr of the jaw-breaking Drutschcr ijunrl. ll. whose im oilier-hip include Michel—, Schiller- , and F.rhn The attempt of our yearling mentor to ma l« r the pronouneiation of this style of nomenclature lent a gleam of humor to our sombre days of U «t barrack . In the meantime Munnik had to go to the hospital to lie cured of the writer' cramp lie had contracted in trying to tqueexc tlie jumble of vowels and consonants together in such a wav a to render the marking of hi clothe a |K iliiIity. He abhor any atvle of trimming on id. uniform except the yellow stripe. When asked hi opinion of marriage hr advances the unanswerable argument that one cannot keep a wife and a polo pony too. on a second lieutenant' pay. — ST'Tom," "Kiilit" ('orp.; Act. Scrut.; Mnrk«mi«n; Itu»L tlml! ( 2) (l);(’ln Footlmll Tewn I-SK “A Spanish vnvalli r plnvrd on hi guitar. I’bnl fits him nerpl for tlir guiUr. for « don’t think hr rvc-r playxi any tiling hut a bugh m 1 • • bunch Thom Im Ivin brld make Once a a corp in tin yearling days of yorr thru i» rp. hi the abm. nainni bugle carp . He i« of that 1 irk. ratio r villain ou% type of Spaniard »« much ra'• I ■» • r 1 ill of th fair » • . Hr eoulrt U a great Don loan tVr know, Vnu t didn’t wr v hi ' uoiidrrful m parity • an artor in tin- way |w oamrd out th» joh of inter-lorn tor at the allow last siitnmiT.1 Hi did innke i|uitc n hit in ’ Ilif! even injf dn-M. Hi favorite )virt i« to stand in n gl idiatori.il po « at a ha«kethnll gnm«- with tin hall In on hand and an oppournt under on - font Hr will pmb ably Inki tlir Infantry and settle down on the hiMm -like alkali anil of thr (Vest. A •»» wind. Sr»or W.VVVKX. Isihaxa. "Tom Cot," "flolivnr." "Frenchman" Srrgl.; Art. Sergt.; 1'. t I ■. 11 S pinil ( d) (1); H.a ilmll Sjuad (tf); Indoor Meet (JJ) ; Ifiiiuln-rlth Viglit Chorus (3): Glee Club. I Irrr It thr original Tom (’at—tlir Grandfather of all that hr.inrh of tlir feline genu . Some tiling wr may forget hut tin- memory of that tenor miming tlir Flnit.ry to echo - in tho«c golden night befon Furlough will linger long with u . Ix ok to vour laurel . Caruso, for in a few «!»ort month this unpnrallrd wieldrr of the harlw r-»liop swipe will he at liberty. In ■pit of such talent . Tom i« w fortunate iv to lw «pnnd thr alHirthm of an artmtic t«in-perainriit Hi progress throgofi'hfg i« smooth and cvrtl, and hi niiriiiHe d f npianiniity limit Fir Hie r«- ult of a philosophy t peculiarly adapted Jn sV tin- IVeeti of Kavifet life Among hi otbrf most promt va mnl nrr—n keen sense of n|ipreeiation for a good grind, an aversion to unnecessary labor, and a Inste for lemon ade. — 5 —"TouiMi." "TaC A. II . rt S'lyt I'.- m; S.ptwl. IIhi-dredtli Niirll « Irtni- :A). '■• (I'. l|op Vlinnjjrr I .') (1) l ov m'T I'M CluMtnrti' (llili. “?m ifftHth and ) rituiw. iriiihm » h»f mrr.” Pnrr T.mtlrl) Imi t rnt so much of In liov with llir frmmrt that r Imre hrrn ana Me to •tody him up. Blit frotti hr mv glaiirr lie thru » s»t you wh.n In passes wr nrr fain In Irlirtr Ih.tl Ii» bn imhiUd many feminine trait fr uii lung UMriitiofl. In I hr Hundredth Night ln»w I.. « tin- uly o: th "mlwnMM in straight jackrU who looked comfortable nnd wIhj knew ill I hr In and out nf hold inf i tkirt. etc. Kvm Jot Stillwell Ihr next diy ,«irmt mi tided l y remarked "Tj» bonitn trnoritit ('hate. Toy a In pittm." Toodrll vroald Iwvr iw belirrp tluit hr |i thr moral rounder Ihnt ever lilt (hr pike, tml wr refute to lake him urkmdr. Wr know, however, that hr i usually cheerful nnd nlways talkative. Hr would hi perfectly happy now if hr could onir juat get Barney to mnkr n "decent" photo of him. "Tomuttf'’ "Titmm? A i.i 'I - fu'( ; I...m.; A. It.; 1 ir miter It I » '’‘ill S pi„i| (2); I iLyi-d ill N _ ( lioru I ()| A); („ t (1); frli'i Club llinc Committee; Dialectic oimniticc: lltiji Mannjjrr (tf) (1). ( he rem! ‘"ion Iml i-onutanl. hr trrrr prrfrel." S|| k» nr. V Tltmr.'- v 'if»t Duma would , ill «itcrc ful, for hr !• admired. Imnl and frart-d lit it admired hy thr Tom, loved | y tin frninn«. nnd frond by thr plrh t. lie l« perfectly nt home whrrrrrr lir i«. with the |io tii»|r exception of thr «rrtion-n orii On Ihr polo field. on thr bnlrony or flour of Cilllum. on thr Inrijet range, or ihr Hundredth Night tage, or nt n Pott ten Tight, lie stand nreeminrnt. but tor rrtim in which thin i» nndispaied is Flirtation. «? •a spooning propensities arly won tor bin. the soliri 0'iet of Driwt C oat Tommy, a name which ha fallen Into disuse merely became Tommy now spoon In golf cos-tumc ' i- V -ft-China. • fierin’ Tai Yr«x, China-"(Irorgi 'n»hingtn»," Sing Sing- Clean Sleeve. Chon ha attained fame in several lin • f ir.t. he is l!io svimiiMt, par excellence, of tin rlv« 11 « favorite »tunl it the giant swing. Ho hn« an entirely original frntnro in connection "ill this (• it. which »n iit» in landing on lilt boar! at tin end of the nrm r. The only disadtnntngc with Ihl (• i»nr« i that it take a week or «n in the hospital to recover from the rffeets of n jw rfonralter Steomi, hr i« n lawyer of note. Some of hi int» rnr-fatlon of Common and Constitutional ln« lutve 1 eeome deservedly famous. Passing hastily over hi musical jtcrfnnttanec . Chen' gr»itr t elaim to distinction lies in his record at pistol practirr. Tin mendt r- of his section 'l’c-The wrpr never sure whether : ‘a ’ . . his morning's prartlcc n v,° wotlw result in man- slaughter or anichle, hut it wa an even l»et that it would be one or the other. We hear that Chen "ill enter the Chinese cavalry, where his varies! tnlriil will, we hope, bring him sue- era . Clcnn Sleeve. On •uvotint of his ilitninutive statur r»i»«l I" retiring «lis|Mo;''..h, Wen v» t» almost mrflo»k ,l ' ,V the HiurlUcr tiniel rale r. Bv a Ineky accident. however, lie ' »li" o.ri.l sitting in a eorm-r C-foonIng a Chin e Ion ditty . from tin- ein-nnistanre wr were able lo dfdue -i few fact. relativr to Ids dark it'd dreadful p»»l n intervb w with his compatriot Chen gave n all tin additional information nrceasnry for a conviction. Chen had a patter of accurate statistics whirh shoved Wm to in tin I test patr»n of I'nele Sam’ post il service in tin Corps of Cadets not even excepting Barney Oldfield. Seventy-six letters . i--1• tv dors ail in the ame handwriting! Mr (i cur ve Washington L_ '0 Wen Mu«ltrd a great deal during our cross examination. Wen has assumed a great manv American eharaeteristics and is even gifting proficient in American profanity. We expect great things or him when hr returns to Ids native land to apply the tactics of Willie Pickle to the conquest of Asia. — 00 —WaUHIXGTON, Gm «GIA. ----------. MoN'TGOMKKV. iVl.ADAMA. ''Archie,” "Tomb " (’lean Sleeve: A. B.: Hundredth Night (’horns. “Spi,gelrix,n.” ”Spiegel” A B.. V. (’.: ('lean Sleeve; Marksman; “A' in K.i-i hiill; Hum hull Team (5J). "I’nitablr at wofer.'’—Gen»: i . If Wist Point could only run on the plan that take liap«- in Archie's hrain. what a rare ohl place it would hr.' It would never be the Haute two day in succession, however, for Archie hate monotony even when you call it consistency. At one moment the merriest of men, in fact a veritable Friar Tuck, even to proportions, itt tin next he contemplates suicide with the philosophy of a Hamlet. "Fife is a burden and it will be a relief to lay it down," says Archie, and then, noticing a fair damsel on the other side of the street, he straightway forgets his imaginary troubles and become hi merry self again. For. like all the denixen of the 7th Div., Archie enjoys the society of the fair sex. Archie i careful, however. never to draw an I„ P. He refuse to hr that kind of a martyr. A TaC . I'his is the great German |M 'simlst, Tragic Spieg, philosopher, scholar and |wilitieian. Spieg marches in tin runt sipiad of company and run the "0" company political machine H i said to look like N ipole.m by those who hat e a griulgr against Na-jioleoii He lives with Archie Colley, which fact may account for some of his peculiarities. His philosophy, as we have hintrd above, savors of Sclio]H-nlifiuer but it grows more ebrerful as graduation approaches. Spiegel, mi his native heath, is counted a spoonoid ..f no mean reputation; not one of the rough and ready kind that spoon for their comrades in distress, hut one of those who really fall in love—for llie time bring. He i« a gnat admirer of the following linen: “Maid of Athens, err we part Give, O give me I wick my heart! And. if IF all (Ik same to vou, Id like to have frnt. pin. too ” — 61 —"Hull,” "Trump” A. H.; B. A.; Football Squad (4) (:J) (5i) (I); Mmnyr Basketball; Tug of Wnr ( ) (• ) 1 ) (1); Glee Club; Howitzer Bonn). "Jimmy” ('lent i Sleeve; A. B.; Sharpshooter; Bonn I of Governor . First (1«m Chib: Howitzer Board. "Set trhal a graft it retted an (htt hrote; Ilyperaw’t rurlt; the {rant af Jure himttlf!"— II iui.lt. We should aped that so prominent a number of the highbrow would olnim Ibw-n a hi favorite author hut the fact that Dana calmly announce hi preference for Robert IV’. Chamber only « • • to show Iww deceitful appearance may l»-. It i the amc romantic trend that bait won for him the ol»rl-iptrt of Morman among hi intimate . When not occupied in wrecking feminine heart , he |nnd hi leisure moment in counting those few remaining hair whose preservation we .}• perhaps ascribe to ,-Jd liahit of wearing a rap cover in the shower . bath. Anything else, an artful femme can extract front him. but a lock of that precious hair—NEVER' Through four yean in an alien land where the broad "a" i unknown. Jimmy has held fast to the tenets of hi “tin rouutrrr," which include a belief that dear old lloatou I the Muh of the I"n(verse, and a firm conviction that hrnn and brown bread i the food of the God . So on the nights when the little brown |K t appear upon the Mess Hall tablr, his nonchalance disappears in an cx) an»irc smile of welcome to this native delicacy. Perhaps it is to indulge this taste that Jimmy make o many trip Va««arward. for hr stoutly denies any romantic ten-drncir . When a plrlir hr cxplor d the mysteries of the neighbor-ing nirtmpohs of Highland h alls, and as a result, |ient a couple of month oscillating company with the other human pendulum . One dose seems to have been a sntficiency, for since that time Jimmy has been the envy of aspiring d is-honor . A. R-; Clean Sleeve: Track Team (2): Ln-eroiuc Team. “Lore ifliinin haunti thr hreast where iriiriom lift." The Duke it like the great Cavendish. Hr U |w»s-scsstd of a profound knowledge of all subject , cx-pecially Chemistry, and like Cavendish l»c has a decided antipathy for the opposite sex. I)r. Herknet Myt that tlie Duke once loved and loti. Others claim that tlie great misogynist never could liavr loved at all, in spite of the malicious report that, on Furlough, he was seen conversing with twenty-five of Maryland's fairest all at once. If you had been walking through "C" company street about eleven o'clock almost any night during camp you might have heard a monologue nomrthing like this. "No, don't le’s arbitrate. I don't think all this talk dors any good. Come on, Un, le't j____I :i •• The Duke nlto has a keen sense of humor. He always finds something funny in one of Willie Pickle's infantry or bayonet drills, Willie always resents it. The Duke gets his politics from the ''Sun Paper,” his morals from Dr. Herkness. and his philosophy from Winklrman. Clean Sleeve: Shnrpdimiter; A. B. "A generous heart rrpttirt a iluuiiervu longue Dr. Hrrklirss, the . ln Hall WcbaUr, was seated at the breakfast table one Monday morning when approached by tlie Howttsi-r rc|H»rter, who arrived just in time to hear the learned Doctor pronounce a philippic upon a dish of red linr- .- hash. "To what do you attribute your success in debate?" lw-gan the reporter. "To n general knowledge of all subjects, ' replied the Doctor. "Do you consider knowledge of the subject essential to it discussion?" said the reporter. "On the contrary, it i upon the subject which 1 know least about that I discourse most ably," was the prompt reply. "I understand that you are also rather witty and sarcastic," continued the reporter. “So I am,” said thr Dot-tor. "Have you any faults?" "None to speak of; all of my faults are virtues," said tlie Doctor modestly. "Have you found anything good in this institution besides yourself?” asked tlie reporter in despair. "Not yet.” was the laconic reply. The reporter departed sadly leaving the Doctor to discuss the merit of the morning repast. 63 —"Jimmie." “Jamie" "Julie" Sergt.; (’«». J. M.-Sergt.. Act. ScryI; Marksman; “A" in Hcclmll; lln kctimll Team (.'I) (2) (1): Hiucball (S); l.n-ckm« (tf): Captain Rn»ktliMll Team; Class Football Team. “Hear me, for trill apeak." An exceedingly earnest youth with rather Puritan ic.il View . Jamie is a model of a' well bn-d kaydet. For many moon wr hnvr watrh.d hi action and have concluded that fur purity, propriety, and precision, Jacob i» haul to beat. Po w «%ing a tlior ough knowledge of all subject . he i always ready to jwrt with know ledge to whoever i« willing to listen. He i« an enthusiastic worker and a a result of hi athletic enter-prior he now |iortk hi ‘A", and i Captain of tin- lw kctl a!l team. We are told that down in I . I), land they think a large amount of Jakie. They ought to—for lie i a wonderfully clever young man-—even for Pennsylvania. "(ioat.n "Goblin" ! er jt ; Act. Si rgl.; “A" in Pootlmll: Fool hall 1)110.1 (I) (1 : l.ocro c (• )); Cln - Football (:l). Iluntlnxlth Sight Chiirus ( I). 8o long ha« Kentucky turned out to the world fine homes that our memory runneth not to the contrary, but it is only within tlie last four year that »he. in In r evolution, has « nt forth a man. who. adapting himself to new environments, has dcvrlo) cd into a first clas» goat Goal brlU-vrs in physical and mental recreation, although to him notliing is more cxhllarat-mg than a flying leap or plunge through space to taokh a rival half on oiiu op|MMing team. Pleasure h. finds m lh. pathless wood , and. of n Sunday, he eonmtunes with nature, returning to it for Itour t"tm|M»sing lines like Ibrte: Today I wandered in Ihr hill . Watching laughing daffodils; The sky was blue. Your eye are. too. The sunlicains golden. like your hair. Made me think of you so fair. 'Nuf said! — 64 ?A JJ- _ Pamaii-, Nkw Jkmky. "Doc," "Van" Clrun Sleeve: A. B.: V. ('.; Howitzer Board. •Joui-.t. Imjnow. “Don" C’orp.: Scrgl.; First Sergt.; Act. First Sergt.; l.ivut.; Sharpshooter; Reception Committee. Ull i?. Now if you want something pally military, Im p it is! A canny Sent, put up in a compact bundle mill short leg , and tliopiuglily imbued with the spirit of the Army—tliat is Don. Tin Old Soldier had a glorious past |wfore we i vrr km w him. V etcrnn tin and a wnsomd inilitimnan, he left hi« college comrades to set hefnp the elns» of Inil example of what a student officer should la . (Mi has lierii rather shy of the student part of it. however ) Aspiring plcbcs took him for their model in beast (tarrock . The mtt of us always stood in awe of him un- w lu ll, ns chief of section at light batter} , hr sounded off. —“Ifilh armor piercing shell. I.oa J!" Nor can wr forget the time he tlip-w an apple corr while marching at route step at Fort Wright. Hut looking over his four yri»rs' rrropl in onr inidst, wc must opine that never hare wr known a man who was more of the soldier and less of the quill than “Old Top" Donaldson. "For most men (till by losing rendered soger) If ill back their own opinion bg a wager."—Byhon. Oh, gentle render, have you ever clierishcd the fond belief that you were skilled in argument or proficient in handling of the mother tongue? If so, just drift around to Gcorgio's room some time when tin ap-n-hinls an- not walking, settle yourself comfortably, and venture the opinion that the "Giant ” are not the finest baseball team on earth—then lean back and await p-sult . In ease you survive the linguistic lmmluirdnicnt that follows, go back to your room and think it over. If yon still feel any pride in vour command of "English ns she is spoke," you must In- an infant Demosthenes. Rumor has it that the suffrngettrs have of- s frrrd George a Itirra- y dee fMwition after graduation. hot whether hr .-will accept, and chain- . pinn the cause of downtrodden womankind, or decide, rather, to sling ink on the editorial page of "Dc New Yoirk Choinal,” time alone can tell. — fiS —CIa Ct, Dubuque, Iowa. •’Stoke" A. B.; Act. Sergt.; Marksman. j il JiA. ' ' 4 ' Chicago, Illinois. "Doughnuts" Clcnn Sleeve; Sharpshooter; Hundredth Night Chorus (4). Frans August Denial comes from n long line of military anecstors. His great-grandfather was a marshal under Napoleon, Marlborough or Turennr, we forget which. As for our hero himself, space is too limited to do full justice to so great a man. Look upon his picture and tell me — if you dare-—that genius does not lurk behind that alabaster brow? Gaze into the mirror of the future and picture him standing unmoved in the midst of hattlr, rn-v eloped in smoke and flame. No. gentle reader, he is not in pain. The expression that you sec | ort rayed conics from a gnat man's natural dread of the camera. "Handsome docs n« handsome is" said the Com. last Jun«. and made Stoke an Acting Sergeant. "HnmKotne i« n« handsome does." said the Com. in September, and made Stoke a Buck again. For Stoke never could keep off the skin list, whether for "Giving unauthorized," etc. or "Dusty floor at A. M. inspection," h«-'« always there right between Sehlllrr-strom and Wilkes, and his one leave since Furlough is a constant surprise to all of u But bis trouble tit lightly on Stoke, anil he's quoted as saying, "what S» 'dU,' anyway? a mere bubble on the sen of nothingness. My g.vnl fellow, have you t!ic,.Rmak-ings?" — W. —t rtv y (MHO 1.1.TON. ll.MNOIS. “Danny" A. n.; Clean Sleeve: .Mark-mnii; (Jits' Club. " o-vetc. J. McAiEtrEi, J Oklahoma. "Red." "Bill" (’lean Sleeve: Sharpshooter. lie knonri about it all—he kaorrt. lie axo' Indeed the natun of the man is nutiy sided and curious. There is a grnlli genius whose very tender hurtnlnm is apparent to all. Ordinarily he is quiet ami a lover of music. lie is originator, with Coles, of a scrim of discordant rag time pieces, played on a crnrkrd mandoU and a twn-atringed mandolin. These gems arc very | optilar with the natives of the first and second divisions and always receive much stamping of shorn and many admiring, "Eh, Boys! and "Hot I)og !” There i» another primitive side to his character ays evident when Mick Ahern comes around Then starts the rough house and innocent bystanders will do well to stand aside. When one triumphantly gouges a IJuft Ilf hair or other Acegmrnt from tile other, quiet Is restored and Olio Ouinshirt becomes a | eaceablc old file again. Turlougli "Common Law in Missouri and the Practice thereof therein." This gives a poor idra of Monte Hiekok’s knowledge of the .aw. A few years would have seen him mayor of Joplin, a political prise which he resigned to come here, fie was acquainted for some time with the maiden aunt of a Polish Jew who peddled St. Jacob’s oil and wire fencing, say fifty miles from wherr an uncle of his was boarding with a deputy marshall of tbr District. Well, this nephew, who was really her grand godson by In r second husband. smd a company because his time-piccc kept gaming and his neighbors called him a fast young man. But the Judge decided it was an immoral contract and therefore That fi ed his "Yes, sir. such the rase as I stand the Law.” on — 67 —i ■ Uruaxa. Ohio. «w Kfc jl I'aybtte, Idaho. "Tong, ' ‘‘Doctor'’ V hxt t'orp.: Sorgt.; Q. M. Scrgt.: Act. Scr Major; I.icut.; .Marksman. "DMnelfi loll ami Kichclhergcr— No. name of n new kind of I nioti appellation of peeps from tlir adji wicncr-wurst, prrtju other. And I J une association of the who among us wo Uon? True, hr h somewhat of a cut old Oldo Stair, with the follies n ih. hut all in uua-'- lo luii mg hen 'Jmh." day at dear, continually re paeli a yoiitjf. say Ike. A a Irihu1 to hi pres. nl aitrilkit as i pear« fill citi the'(mat Father ly,, '»£n fit to deco ip !■ JjJ,,, yitli the three Knr»[„f Aristocracy—’ N u f A a meniher of- ( I xmg Distance SjipdVi'' ing Cliih he vied wpf( hi frail. Tony in Ix-nting out tin gimr,j tent clock hr a matter of seconds. I Iteil com til n rr riumgr any rjiu pnrtnn fails to on the noticed this yea lv runs Guard First i him in trnjjrffi]£ Ton cignark oir—Ijfe' nev with the i Font lllil! Sipiuil (I) (a) (1) ; “A in Poot- Kicil win III. we found adopted him had occasion of tlir grand lance of our {lungs that of "Slum Heeling iliii room 203. there has neser Urn rv ill the Fnnthnll I)e- iircinl nighl Soutl during Put sort of will V jour-ncy wmi the uiiqiiallr fiol eiMlorsement of all who kiniw him.QdUx - ' IIcntucoton. " w ' innlNIA. "Xeum" 1X) v- )i, ( r)-uia, MrRPIIVMIOItO, I I.I.IXOIS. "ttoha" Ihnuhnme" ".Inn" Clean Sleeve: A. II.: Murkmiwin: Outdoor Meet (I) (£);(altis N’uim'sl . Some men hone "make." olh r- h uu di« . nn» l»one chrck-hook. ami »« on, l nt tin young hopeful lias been original ami h» cot»»i«i. utH l« n«l library under the efficient tut log of It it: X- tin Iti'il. un'il he knows the general location of tu "I tin good (looks. Tile Caw] catalog!!. i (.iht going out of u e, it i so much easier to u k F.uminn Ilf re-■earrhev have converted him into something of an anarchist, rsprclnlUyrtoward tin T.u Department. ——_J[ A but be lin I teen careful Hf'f’n, ■' ,• y not l intrude hi ojrin- I rr' »«n . on them too vio- ry Irntly, A murky man. especially with hi ham-V, Jr -A nier •— hut as "errry £ y knock i a boost" hr is 0 « power for the good. ts»J whether lie will it or u not. tAn__.'tT "Say. I', in in o n . lnwfr ’■‘hat's a good book. ” Clean Sleeve: A. B. I.ook out for qniet fellow like thi one. Siildurd in %|»ecli and re erve«l in manner. when there’s anything doing it’ tin- one ( - t Iwt that our friend Ann will Is in at the death. No matter whether lie’ at an nnnrvl.ist meeting or on Christmas leave. Hobs is iilway r. idy for a killing and generally figures in !nlily U fore tin proceeding arc over. For a long tmir th "free ngent" of tlie "Cndcslrnblcs." Ann finally got into tin- limelight and joined the First ( l.i !ii. ii ' Area A v»eiation fsuccessor to the hirst Classmen Cluh. I’. S. M. A., deceased). As to his attitude towards existing wishes it clearly stood that lie doesn't knock, he merely criticises. And he is a critic of no mean ability. Wlim he graduates Bobs will eventually hie himself to the antipodes of Orange C’o., N". V., there to remain the rest of Id natural dnvs. — CO —“Dutch.'' ”Hoim” A. B.; V. C.; Corp.: Secretary First Class-men’ Club. “Monty.” “Sophie” Corp. • I.icut.; B. A.; Sharpshooter Baseball Tram ( ) (3) (2) (1); Foot hull Team (3) (2): “A” in Buss-lmll: Football; Captain of Biischall Team (2) “Ilc.'t lough, marm, tough ii J. Tt. lough ami ilru ccdly I)ick» si. Say, what d’ye want of me anyway. Mr. Itrportrr? I've no time to waste with you ami your monkey business. Yes, Fin fr»«u Hoboken, ami I’m proud of it. I know Math, and Knginn ring, ami enn lick any waiter in the mess hall. Anil don’t you try my quilling on me. for I’m on the Commit tee and I know my business. And linxc? Sure I lin c. and I’ll take no anybody, or Com. You couldn't it; look on my card and copy it. run along and sell Time wa when Monty wa n careless, happy votltli, eager for any sjmrt. On Furlough he took a linn! spooning course and could not make "pro." Poor Monty! "In the goats’’ in I.ovc! He onmr hack with a condition in that ditliciilt subject. The bonny lad va» changed to an absent-minded. U-nrvo-lent old griil !«■-mnn of the type of Mr. Pickwick. Any sudden question will only elicit a mill! mannered, astonished "Eli!" But on the gridiron or diamond .Monty still delivers the goods in the same manner as of yore.Scrgt.; Lieut.; Expert Kifleman; Track Team (3) (2); Hundredth Night Chorus (4); Cut (3): President of Glee duli; King Committee; Clous Numeral . Corp.: First Sergt.; Art. Fimt Ser««.; I-ieut.: Marksman: .W». Manager F« ot-Imll Team (l M 7). Here we have Hendrik I barn, Jr., the child librettist. When lie is not writing the libretto to some air for Hundredth Night. In- i» vainly struggling with the string band in the V. M. C. A. Optimistic by principle and sentimental by nature, he even find music in the chapel choir He | cnd« a food part of hi time warbling ami whistling sweet nothings to rrervone from "Bed' Sage to Donald Berre. Rides like a centaur—however that may he. In ap| earancc he in mostly leg with slight interference at the rcsctnblra a jiair o( scissors— hence the name. Hr ran spoon a cha|irronc better tlrnn any man in tile Corps. Hates to admit that he is a I . S., but wc all know why this sly one moved over to the north end of North Barracks. "I.d »«r. Ihul mate yon homely, male yon Sage. —JVvavKLL. "Billy" left a job a chorus girl in the Boston Tech Show to don the Kavdct gray. Wc first met him at the Beast Barracks reception in our honor where hi- came to l« known as "that red devil" on account of hi auburn lock and Insistent interest in our set-up. Bill.f liked us so well, he drt-idid to wait for us, so hr boiled up a game knee and a year' sick leave, and joined u- on our return from' Furlough. Became quite a ridoid, and oim thingfv a quill. Imt of the harmless sjiecies. Hives a little, cheerfully specks a little more, and hluIT the rest. Dislikes very much to hear anyone carelessly remark. "()h, 8 H is an easy range." "Hello, Ri d I How’s tile knee?" — 11 — C. teUari.y, V U3U-U Warsaw, New Yob . “Petit." “Sue" a. . . •fitxcTtoK Crrr, Kansas. - « ■ C. " Clean Sleeve; Expert Kith-man. Unless you nrc n devotee of lull climbing. you seldom see Mm. When you do see him you never hear him, for "Petit" believes that the r«-»t of life world ran make noise enough without hU chiming In. However, lie has conviction of his own to which he is firmly attached, and the largrne of his views is as surprising as the smallness of his speech. “Petit" is a regular patron of the R mm|I r and h recommended by lus wife as a most efficient commissary. When In a desjierate mood lie ha lirrn known Jgjiqld up pie-wagons on back mads, and to war back laden witfr cream puffs and chocolate Eclairs. In In search of adventure he ha explored all tin- Bnbtemnpan pos-snge.s in the vicinity ami is familiar with ofvry path mil trail mi tin It. «• r ration (and a good many off it). Although Sue is the essence of gentility hr hale "society, bopa and gushing femmes" with as much ardor a be loses the practical hard work of his profession. Corp.: First Scrgt.; A. B.; B. A.; Hundredth Night fast (3) and (’boros (4); Vice-President (1) and l.ibrurian (H), V. M. r. A.: Cheer lender: Hop Manager (1 ). "I.ft the hag rt i«umt . . to the irhotr world together." "Fellow ," (smiles wiitningly) "we'll start this meeting with a ‘Loo Corps' yell for the Team! (toe Two—THRF.K! (scries of contortions and pirouettes, after which he adjusts cuffs) That's KKKX. Now then, we want to try this 'charge' yell- Buglers this way— Here’s I lie way it goes" (dixxv succession of pin-whcela, ki-yis, and bow-wows adjusts cuffs) "Everybody got that?" etc John puts tlir same eoutagious enthusiasm with which lie rlicits Hirers into everything hf- tackles a clever caricature, a Bible class, an A. B. tour, a- -yes, even a sjmoning formation- perhaps that is wh Ixc's hop-cards are «v treasured a souvenir I-cc’s loyalty to things Academical is only ex ' reeded. |k rh.ips. by bis love for his own |iar-ticnlar interpretation of "(rod’s country"— Kansas. — 7J — | NON Vll.l.I , T KX.V ! »•» Kkxm-.dt. Olltl . "Louie" -7.. ». Art, Ser;;!.; Sharpshooter: ( la . FtH.tli.ill Ti'iiut. "Ur irai a man of art unlumttiieil tlonuieh. II.; r.irp. S.rgt.: Art Si rgl . Sitnqr-diooter. Ha elinll Squad (Jl) (2): IIm»-.Irr.ltli Ni lil Chorus (41 (d): (fire Chili; Star; Tennis Champion. single ami double ( 1 ). "Tin «ln|N- i the wine of mv Hfr.” ay anti, if '•noli lie tin- ease, In- ought to I»r ilrtmk all the time. For Italic can tell von who twirled for all tin big league tram since !I'J and how many yard Tmnnwee gain, d wben they played Vanderbilt hark in 7. Ill In ail i ban! on tin out idr, i any oin who ever played again»t him in the line will attest, and on the Inside wr fear he li t »t»red away mor« lore of fandom than of engim ring. 111 api-eiire in th lath r sulne.-ami it aeademle kindred ha always kept him ju t a few file above the iH.ttom. e eept in drawing, wlwrr even the few tile Were laek iog. Bui when it entile , to giH»d natnn and g. ! fellowship louie get „ every trip. ’ III of ir iir i he a infer (food by role Iml a occatiun term! irouhl . w rfr. ’ He tun nut. What i« this? Is it a radrt? Yrt, my child. I think it is. What does the cadet do? It specks, plays tennis. and talk dong. Fan it peek? Yes. my child, cvrn unto the deaf and dumb alpbnliel and T i _ Constitution of the Fnited Stale . Why d«w it speck? My riiild. why do you breathe? And why i» that per lih-xid look on it face? It i prolwldv wonder-liuf why there are so many Goat , when the | s on Is all in the book. — 73 —A. B.; Clean Sleeve. “ft Saul alto among the prophrltK"- Kino . Indies and gentlemen. thin is n Democrat I What in more, il is a Bryan Democrat, the worst kind of a dangerous, hut almost extinct, tpeeir . Before the election Ben posed as the only original prophet since Isaiah. He announced that Bryan would carry every State in the Union except Pennsylvania. Since the election Ben has not been tn evidence, hut it is whispered that he is preparing to go on the stump for the Great Commoner in the 1912 campaign. Ben i not a typical Texan. He has never carried a six shooter, nor lynched one of our down-trodden brethren. He has a mild disposition anil an inclination to write poetry. O, Poetry! how many crimes are committed in thy name! Herr is a sample from the |»en of this Texas Homer. "I went down to the Art Museum And saw Venus de Milo, But I must say she can't compare To the maidens from Ohio." To make Ohio rhyme with Milo is what Ben _______ Yall poetic license. f , ■ ” v ' '' 'Thc Republican sure ' S _ nr " n rough crowd.' iW. —"• — 71 — Scrgt.; First Str t.; Act. First Sergt.; Sharpshooter: A' Hccord (H (X): Captain Hockey Tram: Cnptnin of Truck Team; 1 minor Meet (+) (B); Tug of War Team: Football Squad (4) (B) (X) (1). When "Hungry” fin s the starting shot. And nil are off In one grand lot, All running. Who's first? P. Hayes? No. P. Hayes’ chest. But where, I wonder, is the rest— It's coming. Phil gave us our first thrill of joy as plrtx-s when hr smashed the 220 record. The dashes now are merely a matter of form for him. Strange that so fleet-footed a sprinter should not have been able to outrun Dan Cupid, but anyone who has srrn Il e faraway, dreamy look in those soulful eyes Phil must match tlu-re. earnestly requested t have hi picture dueed hrre surro be conrrntrie hi most favo but he mod, elined."Horace" C’orp.; l o. V- .M.-Sorgt.; Lieut.; Sharpshooter; Cliuu Football Train. ”1 1 hammrr on the amil rinjRoniX Hoou. Tin- Rt. Rrv. Dr. Fuller bad ju«t finished making n ipwcli to tin "C" Company bucks. r» proaehing them for a lark of military ’.pint, us evinced by tin- oxers •ice swinging of arms on the part of Private Da via. "Do you think that West Point is going to the dog ?" said tin reporter by way of opening the interview. "1 don't think it. I know it." said the great man. “Look at tin way SjH-igel Teague talk in ranks. When my grandfather was a radrt, any man who talked in ranks was shot nt sunrise. That’s the way it ought to la- now." "What do you do to revive the high ideals of former day?" nsk.d the reporter timidly. "Well, there is mv Bibb elavs. We hold regular sessions to dismiss the general rottenness of things. They never do nnv good, however, for the member of my class are pretty hope-less specimens." "I frar that you are what } they call a knoeker." remarked the rrjiortrr. "Not me," asserted the Rev. Dr. Fuller. "I am ji reformer." — 74 — "Schumptki" Oorp.: Q. M.-Scrgt.j Lieut, and Quartermaster ; ('apt.; Sharpshooter; Fencing Sipiml ( H (B) (2) ; Ass’t. Manager Baseball (if): Manager Baseball (Ji) (1); King ('oiiiiuittee; Hup .Manager ($) (;i) (1). Here is a versatile genius who can do anything from engineering n German to running a fret- lunch stand. Since Pappy Glecck departed from our midst, the Corps has no business man to compare with Sehumpski. He lias reduced everything to a Wliiie lie was Battalion Quartermaster he arduous duties of the said office to issued red sashes and |H-rmit blanks in nesslike manner, giving us the impression K. II. Harriman transferring a railroad, tin- same mnttcr-of-fnct way Into the where he gives the instructor to is seeking real knowledge and not thelrss, his most ardent admirers must admit that he is not a scholar. Even the Com. was forced to admit this when lv said. Mr. Smith; his isn’t keen like Mr. Russell's. bill lie is a good soldii r•• . s.r "wr A. II.; Sergt.: Co. ( . M-Scrgt.; Act. Svrgl.; I.iviit.; Expert Rifleman: Football Squad (i) (1): ('In Track Team (3) ( ): Hundredth Chorus (4) (3). "Ilit ricirt on ri uilutitiu were perhap n tr'ijlr qaivr." “P. S."—Post S| noiioi(l. (Dictionary of Slang). "Phil"—Abbreviation for Philip, (lover of hones). Cent Diet. Of thr two nickname one lit n» well as the other misfit . He ha conscientiously liird up to the former since the Dark Age (when wr were plebrs), bat a for tile latter, if he love horse he doesn’t show it. for he seldom tarries Inn with one that is. between humps. Not so with the fair sex. for hr i their ah-jrrt adorer, individually and collectively- mostly col Icctivrly— a witness his monthly cxcusimis to Va r, where one day a month is set apart as a legal holiday on account of his visit. Hi unfortunate propensity for | cr| etrating hum grinds has often put him up against it (the bumping |n t). He has made only two real font pa« since lie first came in the limelight. One was wearing a broad smile in I lie class picture taken August 28th. the other, forgetting to |mt in his regular "Sundae Dinner «n the Post" permit. "(Itorgir" Corp.: Scrgt.-Maj.: Adj.; Expert Rifleman: "A" for Record; Track Team; Football Squad (4) (3) (Si) (1). Confusion reigned supreme. Tin- barracks were la-ing shaken by a violent earthquake, and mm came tumbling out of their division in all stages of dishabille. Suddenly the Cadet I.ieiitrnant and Adjutant appeared in Hie area, faultlessly attired, as usual. Walking with firm step across thr area, he halted executed a pro|wr aliout face, and the stentorian tones rang out. "Battalion Attention-n-n-n! Cadets will refrain from being unduly shaken up. There will be no yelling in tlie area, The earthquake will cease immediately. By order-r-r-r of Lieutenant Colonel Itowfe!" Then is only one hint on the otherwise i|M»tlc s ’scutcheon of Cicorgr's military career -the absence from reveille that h« gut at Fort Wright. Two broken arms hear witness to his seal, as well as his misfortune, on the football field- hut misfor-turn could not run fast enough to overtake him on the traek. We believe that George heart, despite its armored exterior, has a big soft sj»ot inside, and have heard that Cupid has | r net rated with his dart where explosive "IV might fail. — 7fi —a,, . Montpkmkr. Idaho. jJdtiU o • H Qua ijdlb vts Ar.rno. Tkxaji. "Htd" prK » Act. «rgt.; ShnrpshooU r: Star ( 4) (I). "Grfflier," "('hrcrful Charlie,’’ “Simp" Corp.; l t Scrgt.; Cnpt.l Lieut.; Slmrp-Ji.mtcr: Football Squml (4) (. )) (1); Truck (4) (51) (2): Tug of War Tram; Hop Manager (1). l-ootf ago this end.-t became n victim of—what? Tenth ; Well no. Whfll then? He fill without sinking i hlow Ix-forc the tire of one of the fair vs. Since th. n hi faithful wifr has wondered why In can't keep himself in hop gloves mu! other articles of a s|mnm i.i wardrolw. Rid says that he is going to sjm iuI his graduation lenvi on the jinst; even though he will no hinder In- a cadet, wi shall not he surprised to hear Hint par. ¥5 28, Regulation I’. S. M. A., has been made to apply to him that on account of licitig oil the |H st more than twenty-four hours, he has been taken up for duty , but tin. time neither Coni.. Supe. nor Tac. will lie the cap-lor of this only too willing captive. In spite of his battle with Cupid. Red is remarkably good Matured and when he leaves, "B” ('om|iany rail well nf-ford to go into mourning for the loss of its bright and shining light. — 7? Hate you »o n th Greaser's smile? This question may I" regarded tin equivalent of asking, "Have you s.-r - en the Ctrravr?" Then may In- other recijK-. to ilriv. dull care away, but none could lie inure elBeaeeotis. Th. .Ion cracking of that aboriginal isage terminates in a ls-aming countenance if good will tlint no glnmm » can withstand. Simp never tried it on tin Indie till Furlough, but it proved so slice, ssful that since tin n In nmsl in; numbered with the most prominent of the he were times in those ante-Furlou only a long pull and a strong one that kept the Indian from falling out through the bottom of the class, but. luckily, he was preserved to ns. Simp lias subdued the w ild and woolly traits of his native Texas to a certain extent but lias not allowed effete F.iwst-rrn civilixatinn to dull a keen appreciation for the good tiling of life. Grex-v S — « 3 oxrclrtCorp.; Scrgt-i Slmrpdiootcr; Clu . Football Tcmii (iJ): Secretary V. M. C. A. (H)i Kditor-in 4Tiicf of Howitzer; Star; Hop .Manager : ) (tfl ( I ). Stuart Chapin Godfrey, from 11» ulmrb of B« «- ton, Ma» achii rtt . and de etnd. d Iron 11.rigiunl Bo touinn ■tock. ('untnuplatr for a iimv. nt In intellectual brow, and imagine Inin reciting on tin tubular hrpotheda in Boston dialect In all «|Uc tinn» mathematical or mcchnnlrnl In bn alway nnatllutd tlw court of la»t op|H-al. In tlw trying day of plrbc and yearling ninth many a forlorn guat oat at hi feet, carrying away when he left enough implif» d iitalh to h|Imcii' out n few tenth pro. on the next day’ writ. High ideal an- Stuart" lobby. Tin uhjeet i a favorite topic of di cu «ion for him when lie can Did anybody win will li ten to lit ("tupian llnorie . Bui don’t try to di«putr th« « tlnone«i lie will refute your .argument jjgflfcrr. with Pinto ai'M S- erat . __1 overwhelm you with V Tol tol M Kit vui. r and Va nvsinaie ,, you f CS %. withftnp ning' t4lir y. sy°n J familiar ' with ItwTwojfU „f «U jT " 1 ” Tinner. I tier acre;- . 1 v i with him1 A. B.; Sharpshooter: Fencing Spind (4) (if); Howitzer Board. The din of hat tic had died away. I ut Harding 'till remained ii|x.n the hattleth-M. wr.vp|xal in hi rape (in the style he imagined ( ae ar rtio won- In mantle) and gazed unmoved u|mui tin- on n of carnage. It wa with mnim trepidation that our |iecial eorre- |Mindent approached the gnat leader. "General, when did you gain tlw ex|wricncr nrcra- nry to win «uch a Ivnttlc?" lie a kcd. "When I wax n king in Babylon." wa tlw prompt reply, "and later, in my matehle advance down the ravine at the battle of Arden Pa ." "|)i«l you never expefirner any pity, any tender emotion . sir?” A far-away, nlnvo t tender, rxprr ion came into tin hawk-like eye of the tcrn soldier. “And in the badr of Fujifan, I loved you once in old Japan,” be muriimred »oftIy, and then, once morr hi« former elf, “So, wlwn I wa» a youth I adopted tlw motto. "Down Krox, up Mar " " “And w lint rrwanl )•■ you hx»k for at the end of Ibi life?" our reporter ventured. “Well," Mbl the General. "I—I think I’ll ju t »tny in Franklin, Ohio." — 78 —IVUlif"Cumbria Corn.: Color Scrgt.: I.ietil.: Sharpshooter; Football Squrwl (3) (2) (1): I-ncrossc; Tug of War: Indoor Meet. Sherlock Holmes? No—it is Captain Goctr of tlir Scrub , tlic only cadet who could ever make Tom Jenkins take Ihc mat. ile could not trait until year ling camp, but licgnn III march to victory in Plebe Spring mid rcarlicil the climax in First Claw Camp as President. Vice-President. Secretary and Treasurer of tlir West Point Canoe Club. Once during thoac pleasant day at P. M. K., Willie sightid a canoe at tin- l nt Iioum—we ail wanted that canoe but, noon acyrfal fair visitors "were m-tilling plrasan riftatopflM while mhvJftWir puprd ami paddledi in rr.ir. Willie li ed t xb«» m- portril in t xrfmmrr so that he Aauhl have a fe» ■i inutd • IconrrraatlojK with Ihc Com,, butiPA t.a)k« 1 pice to» urtrti. ' and Ut barrack Willie lias la-eti dosing up in rear with the rest of the I born. ’ Killin'," “Gabriel Corp.; l t Sergt.; 1st Capt.; I.icut. and i inu lermii.tvr; A” ill Football; Football Team (4) (3) (2) (1); Lacrosse Team (3); Trade Team; Indoor Meet; Fencing Squad (4) (3) (2); Sharpshooter: Secretary (2) President (1) Y. M. (’. A.; Board of Governor , First Class Club; Hop Manager (1). Gabriel was born to lead. In him we cc a remarkable combination of .lulius Caesar and Martin I.uthcr. We are told that both of these grntlciiiru were leader and reformer , and Kd i« nothing if not both. During his long dictatorship nothing escaped him. So project wn» too difficult for him to undertake, from I'iking charge of a bridge detail at P. M. K., to eon vineing the Com. that be had made a mistake. Then cninr the Se|»t 'iober upheaval in which “the first were made last and the last, first.' We don't know whether In- fell because lu- •jiiilbd too little or In-callsr of bis cornet practice in Bool lick Alley Inst summer. But say. to we Kd at his lies , you want to sre him on the football field! — 7 .i — U . • r, (' J-J f, , f . Dkthoit. Miciiioan. . t V Lapkki. Michigan’. ‘Senator," "Murk" Dutch Sergt.; Co. Q. M.-Sergt.; Fencing Squiul (M) (2); Secretary Dialectic: Hundredth Night Chorus (+) (:J) ami Committee (1); Glee Cluh (1). Cor| .: Sergt.; Co. Q. M.-Sergt.: Act. Sergt.: Sharpshooter: Hundredth Night Chorus. Behold tlic did Senator—a man with a heart a hip n the penial mille with which he greet you every day in the week, Monday included, for to him we're nil pood fellows—except the T. I). The nwtto lie most strictly observe i “Bone only when you can do nothing eUe." He has ap|ieared several times in Culluni in the capacity of a singuid. and has thereby won tlie admiration of all tlic L. P.’s. As a consequence, he is in great demand at pink teas. He i also somewhat of a fcnc oid. but he ha achieved printer success with the dart than with the foil. Pmhably hi greatest interest i centered in the literary world, for he is a great admirer of Scott, and sjiends most of his spare time reading tlic works of this gifted writer. I ing ago it was said upon the post that "Mr. North i the nicest hoy in ’K’ comjiany.” Dutch in too modest to affirm the allegation, and far too gallant to question a lady’s veracity. When not favoring the femmes with hi presence, he spends most of hi time gaining extra tenth . He thinks that “Essayon " would look pretty well on the buttons of hi uniform; and hi effort deserve rrwnrd. Dutch like to recall the time when hr spoonrd one whole day all alone; he had a most delightful time: lie told her that it was such a relief not to hr bothered with a chapcmnc; that chaperone never did know what was expected of them and were always in tlie way. The femme was a cold max— ■he agreed with him. and then said that it was about time she attended to her platoon. — HO —"Pink" “Mike'' Corp.: First Srrf't.; (’apt.; Outdoor Meet (4): lu " Numeral : Huwit vr ih.-ird; Star (4) (( i) ( 1); Hop Muimjtcr (•») ( 1); lliug Committee. Urn- in .ill the itlor}' of lii« youth wi linn our "exhibition rubml.” IlnlrrinK ffr’li from tin roil-quest of V ,M. I., In- was Milling In nskllow l dgr it until tlmt famous tin school c«iH| »d in i nrighlxiriug corn field at Jamestown. At cavalry drill Pink now snides disdainfully i» his less fortunate classmates Inkiiuv be, hut a f w years of blue prints and engineering ImihIIhsiIi , and we can hear him patiently giving that time worn command of the engineer; "Wood road on right ' Time one minute, ten seconds. Forward, Walk, March !' Bring an impressive looking youth by iiatur,. and poHSCMCtlof a moderati appetite. Pink was early picked on flic |M st 4 for all future tea tights. But a great calamity is thivoleiird! A week Ron by without an invitation! All is lost! However, even such a catastrophe doc not worry him much for he lias been "Taught to live the easiest way; nor with perplexing thoughts to interrupt the sweet of life.” — At — V C • Corp.; Sfff ; An'I. Mgr. Foot hall ( ; Mnnagcr Footh,,ll (I); Track (I) (5£); t la- Pool Iml! lentil (:J); (In Numeral ; A s t. Cheer lender: A. B. ".! » NO we if Mike Kell ft. I re l een to teeellf." KirLl.VO. Of conrsi then- i no trace of his nationality In that "strong face." but on the quiet 'Ties Irish." And ‘tis well he i . for nothing hut an unlimited fund of Hilierninn equanimity could have carried Mike through the ordeal of trying to make two foot-hall tickits grow where one grew before. When sonic wrolliy knocker rushes tip frenzieilly waving two tickets entitling tile holder to slaiiiling room on Fort Put, Mike merely turns on him a stream of blarney that make him go away clutching the precious bits of past, 1m.aril and firmly convinced that hr is the favorite of the (iod«. Mike has formed tlir nucleus of every successful rough-house we have ever had, and on only one oeension lias his equanimity been dis- turlnd — the time, hr was humped on a newly painted lamppost."Jimmie" "Mothif" "Matty Art. i crfft. Corp,; Sfirl.; Unit.; Iliimln-flth Sight (1i»ni« :l C » ; Sl«r. From tin wild and woolly Weft, the land of cow puncher nnd bad man, one would scarcely cx|xct ns mild a youth tUft. Hut mild he Is, none mlldrr. Not even n wet P. M. E. hike, or n Saturday guard tour in footlull «ftw»n Hi one vulnerable »| ot in mu thi hoy to anger, i hi alleged rr emhlaner to hut a that got him hi aft i» now almo t rrsigmd to it. Hi nrreation i photography. in which uncertain and rxpro irr art ( cr Barney' hill) In-ha attained a consider able degree of som- . He' a strong member of tlw Anti-Knocking Society, and i always on hand to knock the knocker , ami tiek to the good old principle of "Whatever If, i right." Id him hr had uii r Ilia »ni r Ilia ( . ee till mcr young inari! I In- really aa nice a he looks ? Vr . if not much more o. Then why did In- rotiM to West Point? We neier could tell tof certain, hut wr think that hi |wrent sent him to ’a ar. hut lie got off at We t Point hr miaUke. Dm hr always smile Hi sweetly? Vr . rter since hi first hop. when a young lad.v pretty t»s-th Dors he sliiih-ir on? We don't know, for, lesson. Tlun will lie g t tlw Knjrinrrr ? V - . child, or. a Ik- would av, tin Kuginrrr- will get him. What i hi aim In life? 11,■ ay to Ik- a "soldier.” hut our private opinion is tint it i to lie a B. S. instructor in a Very Young l adies' Seminary. — 2 —Sum KR VI M.K, TkJC X K KK. Irftwitu, MAnuriirtRm "Hum." "Bunny Pinky." "Bob' Corj).; Mnrk-mnn. “The glory of a firm, eapneioui mini!."—Pori:. On seeing linn, onr'« first impulse is to wondt-r bow mi small a body can rucoinpn o much of mi portnnce. Yet till miniature Atlas ha Miily up|»rl rd tlir class of IfMif) on hi shoulder for three year Hun hiuiM'lf will tell you it'« the lilt!« things in life that count, and if you don't believe him. Mill cite you Xn|iolron and some otlur of ability lie kn»n in pitr of hi load of n pnu ibilM a manager of IIh-Hockey Temn, Hun occasionally manage to police his preoccupied stare and Mill greet you with hi other stock expression, the daintiest of manicured smiles. Once, back in tin r r old olden day . Mini ha one of the chosen few mIhi bask'd in tin un-ahine of the Com.' fame. But t om ir. pr»o« rbiallt liner if. fol. md one day tin h|o« fell. Sine tlint bit ik March day. Mini h i Morn a blame less 1.nr. exopl for one gold n hour of First Class Cntnp. An inveterate spoonoid, he has enjoyed his full share of the pleasures of Flirtation and no hop Mould be complete without "that petit Mr. l|o| son." Sergt.; Act. Scrj(t.; A. II.: Marksman; Hooke (4) (S) (S) (I): Howitxer Hoard: Hop Manager (J)) (If) (1); Hun dre«ltb Night Cm! (I). " .el me hare men about me that are fat."— » -r Jl'UM CaU-ir. This pink clucked celebrity doesn't live according to any nib , but makes hi pathway along the line of least resistance. However, he has like and dislike which may be termed'distinguishing characteristic . Of the, fortpep those preeminent are; spooning. hopping and motoring. He is an evrj rr-cnt decoration at Collhn), and lii motion in dancing the Mostou reminds one of a cork In lit O. A lover of our "I-a Vir I'arisi'iy % ‘ lie'of teg ciutfe tjnder the rigorous rule — "" "Alma Mater." The fani t I owh have made old ( io|»il{ chuckle in hi ldi er- X . ranean hmne. I Some think he is in lovr, but it is tlu one belt bct that the far distant fu- ' tore Mill find a portly old major who in " l4 home" n senior bnche- ]“• lor officer of tlu- club, f, i Mater. I tT V i quondam orcone h l of Kid Wert ' Jf r . hi r. mlitions f mule old (liopilj C y Ir in hi ldi«rr-Vw f —13-••Butt$n Corp.; Scrat.; Act Scrrfi.i Meet (4); Outdoor Meet ♦) t5 ) (' i Hop Manager (4-1008). “Ml (he world lore• a torer.“ Il’iUic Corp.. C'» Q M Tfft ; Lieut.: Hundredth Night I I mi ru» ( I) i. I Stage .Manager (1 . (il«« t lul»: llowitxcr Hoard. Now of courv w«- don’t know. hut w con gu - tlwt this applies to the gentleman from Ki nlucky. Who did not .re him In Patton’s tent every nftcr-noon and evening during First Class Comp? Fred-die, at tlw Cadet Store, can also tell you that he puts in mp. three time n month for stamps. He want the Coast, too. Hathrr cumulative evidence that! He came to u» from and was known a a careless, athletic youth of Bo hrniian tastes. Look now' His smiles are changed to sighs, and of mirth hours For is rrald-Drenni- Tlu« handsonir and susceptible lad did not have to study Sound mid l ight In order to understand sympa-thetie resoiriuee. Many hurt lieen the time since tin first day of ymrling Camp that his heartstrings In , ribrated ? • tl- tuning fork of love. Now don't jump at conclusions. for lie is not fickle but almost as constant is Cullutn’s silent sentinel, the moon. Has hr norr said to g»t s sleepy?"' That is tin but I boss deep blur sell of promise have another and also morr pith, tie one. hr spit, tin fact that it has hern I hr victim of many drprrdntions. there is a liberal portion of Ids big heart left ns an "estate in remainder” for his elnss. 'I can't bone, I his lips tell, — M —Racixe, Clean Sleeve. Wim'oxny Gravtp" West kikld, M am.xcii ciktts. "Smooth'' A. B : Clean Sleet c; Sharpshooter. h riendt, Uotnan . countrymen. Lend me your ear,." Jv,„ . ( In (tramp we have a natural pl.llo.opl.rr, ..... of tnuM slow nnd (toiulrro.io thinker who »«.... t. glance at the superficial, hut delve Umatli to discover the vrrv essence of all phenomena. Spec doesn’t go here; you II have to show (tramp every time. Knowledge is more to lie preferred than tenths." nays he, and it is to be hn| ed (lint he ha stored away much »f tInformer to coni|M-nsnte for hi lack of the latter. H. has social aspiration , too, and spend hi leisure turn boning "Polite Etiquette," "The Manual for Tea Fights," etc. The old boy i determined never to In- bill (Tell out by a display of knives and forks in excess of tie niitlmrixed at Mess. At departure the loses a venerable in sageness wool. I v to the oinnis- Jor. to get all " fit twite tea prodigal of tnmmery thine." Did you evrr cr Van without a grin? Of course not. Even when some one i getting off a grind on I.In. In laugh . Cheerfulm-s ha carried him through ill d.tlieuiti. o far, hut whether it will land him the yellow stripe remain to is erlt. lie bone First Sergeant it cavalry drill to bring hi equine ip.aliti-eation to the notice of the astute (». Henry. For mental rrcreation In exchange n-pnrlrt with hi wife, tin erudite Hunter. Van ha tried all the prevailing style of religion around here and found them wanting. When he graduate lie i hi theology by the absent treatment. Smoot I. ba three favorite — n good femme, a good horse, and a good kag (order of ndvaneeuvent unknown). His heroic deeds have l«een set forth in flowing verw. the recital of which, even at this late date, will always put Van j C down—'wax down. — —Corp.; Co. ij. M.-Sergt.; I.ieiit.: I'Ap rt Hiflcinaii; in Frndlmll mill HumIwiII. Footlmll (4) (JJ) (!f) (1): lta elinH (M (8) 00; Track (if); Glee Club ( ); Athletic HcprcM'iilntivc. It I vrrrr (riven trn |w”i !» write on, and it bomb-proof to bide in afterward . I'd till .you «omc thing of this Scandinavian. Hut I haven I either, »o I'll confine myself to nice thing . a le danger-on nnd nnieb more saving of |wo-. First, he i our prixe ntblHe. He it foothnll. luisrholl. or ordinary rough nnd ready tumble, .lobnny is right lin n- with the good, . Second, he stand preeminent i a poli ticinn. And ln t. but not bast. Ite Is a hnpoJd of tin first magnitude. Smniner or Winter. Spring or I ill. hr' is always there, anil always “with." Wlmt tile future Cadet flop will In- without the "fas-einating Mr. .loluison,' 7 1 is by in , but elirrr up! M ll ' won't In absent long, for a nerd for a fimt’ !Do j l»all conch. a vacancy in tb B. S. Department, nnd Johnny is baek again, tin- femme art-happy ami — tin curtain fall . or- Trtf HI X . Corp.; 1»t Scrgl.; (’apt.; “A in Football; Foothnll Team (.4 (if I (It; Track Team (I) (tf) (if ; Toa toni trr. Furlough ami New Near Itnopnl Hop .Manager (») ( ( M. It was tlo lull before Uie storm. The armies lay facing each oilier in their trendies. Suddenly a gallant oilier r w. a ring a nd a»li sprang on (hr rampart. "Tlie next figure," lie announced, "will lie tin- driving figure." l the sound of his whistle, four page ap|N-aml. and ipiiekl.v rlistrihuteil to rarli of tin astonished np|min-nt a pair of reins, anti to our iih eu'h i whip. Another whistle, ami leaping from tin trendies, our men seixed tlie rein , and amid the cracking id whips drove the still bewildered enemy from the fi« Id Thus did Stearns apply German Indies ! • modern warfare. . •Tike Peak or bust” is Tup ’ motto— and he always makes a stiff fight for the top. Nett to horses. Sterns bars tin- mountains of liis native Colorado. On tin- loftiest summit of one of lies he hns reared an imposing, llnmgh shadowy, castle - may it some day lw-rral. Tri| s. ... T WHT h r-X — IW. —A. B.; Corp.; Co. Q. M.-Scrgt.; Lieut.; Expert Rifleman. Corp.; Scrgt.; Lieut.; Hockey Team ( + ) (:J) ( ). ”0, I hare lored thee, Ocean! ami my joy Of youthful iporti rran on thy breait to hr."- ByhoN. "In roc you cc a Kavdet make who's busted, The Tnc .. they say my gun in nlwav rutted." There, in n niiUhcll, is tl»r sad tragedy of LH’ji young life. There U one question alwut the ("nnnibal Queen that roust ever remain n mystery to those who accompanied him on that fishing trip while down .it Fort Wright how he ever gelt across the I’aeifie. To him dra] ed artistically over tlie rail of tile little Inuiieh would force one to the conclusion tint I .it must have solved the problem of aerial navigation ami come from Hawaii in an airship. The Queen indig nnntly denies all tendencies to cannibalism am! asserts on every occasion that the islands eivilired. "A hone. a hone, my kingdom for a hone!" --It It’ll AH1 III. The acknowledged lender of the "horsey set," polo, stunts, exhibition cavalry, or high jumping, he subsists on "red horse hash" and horse mackerel garnished with horse radish, but gains little horse sense thereby, for he often imbibe Horse'a Neck, superinducing frequent nightmares, during''which he emits horse laughs with so great horsepower that in the morning he calmly informs tho'’Surgeon that he is "a little hoarse, sir," which is something of a horse at that. Would dearly love to get Horse Battery, but the "cits" ranked him out of that, and ns a consequence of this horse piny. Stanley i about due for the Horse Marines. "Oh, Itumbough, do I get a pony todny?" — 87 —H 7?)c C -f ' nM.. Rkrun. W iuoniix. "Sandy." "Rif" Marksman; Clean Sleeve. v ' Rl’KKAW Wyoming. "Doe" “Snti" Scrgl.; A. I).: II. A.: Stnr. Behold him, the brow-beaten wife of the dissolute Doc. Taylor. Domestic anxiety has furrowed hi scholarly brow, even though the placid serenity of hi genial nature is still unruffled. Sandy was born Scotch, but he has lived through it. lie ha hibernated for four long years near the lmttoui of our little body politic, but has never fallen through. Not lie. "They may find tne, but thev can't make me take the Engineers,” says Sandy. Our quiet friend is more redoubtable on the polo field than in the section room, and can thrash any man in the Corps who says that Mac i getting bald. Wherever hr can find a victim lie will start out to tell stories, but we are all wise, now, to Sandy's sense of humor, and generally get away without injury. lie call Ilium If Taylor; thr rest of u call him Dr. Crapsey. Doc i oni of these depraved heretic who plant themselves in stalwart op|xuition to all thing orthodox. It i% too bnd about Joel, for lie lind the carriage ami ap|iearanee of a proxy rou Mctlindist deacon. But. of courw, hi home training doesn't help him — you I live with that unbridled ruffian. "Itif" McClelland. One i an Engineer; the other isn't, exactly, but they both have a large supply of native ob tinaey. It i a g» l thing for thr house that Itif is slow to anger, for our good Doctor i a most choleric character in argument. He keeps his knowledge stored tip in the ponderous wrinkle on the back of hi cranium. He i very jealous of that wrinkle. Just nib your hand over it the next time you meet hin and then heat it! — A —VI V I A 'J. f Ls. (tfo Prkswxvakia. I 'Hun grjT I'irrvarRuii. "Jot,' . n.; Sergt.: Ad. Kiwi Srr jl . I.ienP.: AmI. liiiMiu.1'' Mmi.itfcr (ii) mul Itii-im- Manager IInwit rer (1); Reception Com mil Ire 10152: Am'I. Cheer [ rn(lcr. Sergt.; Co. y. M.-Sergt.: Scrgt.-Mnj.; Act Color Sergt.: Markumnn: Hop Man-ngcr (:J); Itintf Committee. 'lie from whair Itpi tlinne penmtiion t —_________ I____ ff .A 1 1 . £ I Of course you know McGee? V«, Mncjjir, tlic original ty|"-writir girl. To lirnr linn perform symphonies on hi machine must In- regarded a an cs-•rntinl part of every complete musical education, for Mac is the prom! possessor of a tcchniipir that makes Paderewski's mastery of the key I oar by comparison. Thera fai on - thing Mac has sworn never to tackle again — to wit: an after-dinner sjicrch. He tried It once — "ccln suffit," say McGee. Ordinarily indifferent to feminine attractions, hr will occasionally leave his typewriter to l n k in some fair damsel’s smile, vnd then, beware! Ob. grntlr maid. For Mac can kiv the Blarney Stone with fervor—-because he is Irish, yea. and proud of it. y a When Hungry first emerged from the smoky fog of !ti» nativi Fittshiirgii. lie |x» - Hrd the P. I), dialect to no extent that made his sentences seem humpbacked, line to tlir prevalence of the rising inflection of the end. But that accomplishment proved a valuable as , t in one ease, for when a search was made for twelve true representatives of the genus P. I), to send to Pittsburgh in order to help along in the celebration of the Se.squi-Centennial, Joe proved hi proficiency lieyonil the shadow of a doubt and was, in consequence,.'? ninnI" ri d among tin- fortimit.v Chevrons of diver ' kinds have adorned Ids arm from time to tic until he went over to the Com. mid. in a rather stormy Interview, protested against the core of office. "Brrrp, Boom! Get out of my office!’ Result, in September he joinrd the happy and carefree bucks. He likes a crowd, a rough-house, and is a Bachelor (I) by choice, (4) because his wife, McGee, isn’t — so — T.dt' ■ f, o y . s ji J! " ( — f {ft New York. Nr.w York. Owomo. Michigan. •M nr." . ".SVuA Corp.; Co. ( . M.-Scrgt.: .i -ut.; Sharp •hooter; Tenin (3); Trnrk (3); 1111fi Ir«1111 ighl Clmril (4) (3). A. H.; Vet. Sr«t.; Kxpert Hithman ; Pool luiil Spia.l ( J ); TU|( of War ( f). Thr chance are Hint when McNabb caiik to Wfit Point »nr m-ighlHtring inctrO|K li !«»»! a gr. at poll-tirinn. Such an nmhition a liU mu t ru ntu.illj have brought him to thr front a thr reform randidatr for mayor. Pcrliaps, after nil. hr made a mistake in choosing the path of military honor , for tin- great new conferred by chevrons is bat transient and cplirmeral. Hut Mac 'A-y-V. ho|M « that the I.ight Battery will prove a ladder to more permanent fame. Hi great-rat fondnesses are for tennis and tent Its. Hr play both game well. With hi fondness for pun , he would tell you that hi favorite matches at tenni are love game . A comjiositr diameter, indeed -made up of npial jvirt dashing rid»ld, faithful paonoid. consistent tenthoid. ‘'helluva" sliootuid. ami. with it all. you understand, a g0‘Ml fellow." Quite i pedestrian (A. II.) but not enough to present hi getting an "acting make" in camp. I la a derp and everlasting grudge against the "rils" who gobbled tip all the vacancies in the Field Artillery, tin same I wing Swish' most adored branch of the service. Hr is generally willing to take the Itook'v won! for it. and |teck wliat lie ran't hive. Believe implicitly that n skag is the bc t appetizer for breakfast, and starts aftrr breakfast to grl up an ap-| tile for tin- next ing A s. , y- — •» —A f yij 11 Pout Jkivu, New York. "Henri” Clean Sleeve; Tentii Champion, doubles; IChorus (3): Governor, First Class Club. V A V %: f 'W» aA I I v , Waiipetox, Notni Dakota. "Purd" A. R.; Serjfl.: Act. St rtf t.: I.ieiit.: Sharpshooter; llorkejr (4) (ii) (2). Henri it a noisy lilllr cuw. Ilr ran mak a mo»t uninclodiou racket on several tnii| il instruments of torturr which hr keep mar him. He warble tnkirhi of irreverent songs; he niiiuir« tin- speech uni Manners of hi contem| ornric , n gardh »• of ||h ir rule, and crown hi misdeed hy making wirrd tnihtd on an atmcioui article Irchuirnlly known a an nctrina. The bane of would-! - trntlmid and tin deipnj of suffering ub-div ., he would not I n wlilj forgivrnWrcre it not for tlic inimitable cheerfulness — and I lie largr mii« of humor which | rrvadr 1 »» tS’-J Jii small lx mg Thc e qfiabtTC £jkve nlway - kept filn S in tin- front ' rank of the optimist and the runt sspiad of ’’D” company, tlw lal-f f fee of which, on account v, of it legal ionary char act or, ha always of-ferrdvfa inviolahlr rrf-ugr to the good Henri I ''i ' I want what I a ant a hen I want it.” says Purdoo, tnd lie tisiinllv g. t it For hr ha a most persistent way. and a manner of irgmiwnt that make his op-jNHifnt look Ilk two cents In the Waldorf. It sure i a mystery why lie’s gn.it) In the Spec subjects, for there never wn a httnmi who mold tie him up on any matter of memory. I rom "Who i the F’ company |Ki|icrnian?" to "WIh» wa» t t Sergeant of ’A’ company in plchr ramp.1” lie knows the answer and cun prove it hy the l«» k So right shv of any "prob- prove . Inn bets’ with Purdoo. »r you II Although he never was a eorji.. Purdoo "got I lie re just the same" in First Clast September, and now be strides along in state in the P" company file closers, the terror of evil doers, and the oppressor of the plebes. stung. hi _ —•i—Nr Yo»k. Nrw York. "Chicle." "Hip" Corp.: Serf -; Art. Sergt.; . . I .; B. A.. Fcncinif ( ) (; (2) (l : Mmm ffcr Fincing Team ( 1 ); Track Team ( ). Some achieve fame, other have it thrust upon them. Check is of tl»r latter rlno, for hr early stepped Into the limelight in consrqorncr of hi talent a a whistler. A reversal of the ha Irony scene with Romeo in tl»e window of tl»r fourth floor of |«nr-rnck% jrave Cheek hi degirr of A. II. while yet a plebr. But he had a ion tart on- the rent of u in the acquaintance of "the (freat and nrnr-grrat" and this fall from (trace did not prevent hi heinjr mini-«t»ere ! among the yearling "corp’s.” Check managed Q •» keep the chrvrr.n until First Class Camp hut an . ill'titiM'd "expression of M approval" brought an- Cl oilier seance on tl»e IT) area. However. he p went little worried over tlti otileome, for he ha walked Ida long 6 walk without getting p anywhere, and is now unmolested in his dream of graduation leave. • Arana . Main . "Cop ,” "Judge" Corp.J l t Scrgt.; (’apt.; Sharpshooter; Foot I mil Squid (♦) (:l : Team (8) (1); Captain. Footltall Team (I): .V in FooIImiII. Clo» 'I’rark Team (I) (3); Tug of War Team: Governor. Fir t Class CTul ; Hop Manager (8) (1). "Oh, wire jfomag Jmdgr, how I do honor Ihrr — Tltr Judge rnme to the Academy fat and good natured: he will depart with avoirdu|a»i» and grniality alike tmdimim«!ied. C« | e ha l ern a father at different tin to ,F ’. and "C". eoin|winie . and has ehxrfiilly aerepted thrse various paternal re-»|Kin ihiliti . If there is a lid to In- held down anywhere, they always send Judge to sit on it. There I , tlirn. no danger of anything hap|ienlng — if the lid I strong. Were we asked to nainr his most conspicuous quality, we would ay. "Solidity.” and in this opinion wr would l e rorrolmralrd hr the eentrr on every eleven that ha lisited West Point in the last two vear . For f'irther fietilar . nddro . luff. IT. S. N. A. — M —PloviDDirR, Hiiook Island. "Milch." "Dumpnanr I’oBT I.ASI , Oijtcox. “Bob" Carp.; A. I).; Malinger Wrestling Sijiiml; Imloor Meet. I.adic mu! gentlemen, let rue introduce to you the great nnd only Dimiguard. West Point' champion wrestler. Tom Jenkins I a child in his hand and the Tcrrihlr Turk wouldn't last longer than the proverbial snowball if hr entered the lists against this Orlando. Dimiguard ha been wearing a worried look for month . Hr i afraid that he will he forced into the Coast Artillery. To think of working for four hard yearn to get the I)ough|Miy and then be assigned to the Coast! He wrnt to remonstrate with the Cmn. upon the subject of tin imaginary outrage ami inci-drntnlly attempted to gel into the Com' , new regiment okf'brto Klcan boot The thought of having DmuimS u for one of Id subaltern was almost a agreeable to the Com. a is the Const to Mitoh nnd the interview terminated abruptly and not at all to Diim-guard’s satisfaction. He is now trying to bone file o that they won't pat him in the Engineers, even if they do make him take the Const. Cnrp.. Sergt: Act. Sergt.. Expert Hiflcinan; • A" in Fencing: Fencing Team (3) (2) ( | ; 'J’icd for Intercollegiate Champion in Fencing: Captain Fencing Ten in (2) (1), Indoor Meet (4) (S) «V. ( . "Valiant and • »nninf i» frnrr."--Twelfth N’ioht. The Navy held thr Fencing Cup And for it had no fear — Who wn it brought it back to us? 'Twns fair-haired Hobby Sears. Ye . Bob I pretty handy with lii pigsticker, be side being an exjiert with hi shooting iron . Add to the - his ahilitv to maneuver hi mitt , and hi intimate knowlrdgi with tin- mrehniii m of thr Ivalf-Nelson and hi scrum pretty well able to lake care of himself in ....si am desired liraVjjf bouse: but that U not all, for if discretion did turn out to be the better part of valor. Hob could lead ’em all a race for a inllr or no. And yd lie U one of the most modest and unassuming of men, with but one grievous (law in bis makeup — Hob will | er«i t in singing (?) Chinese love «nng». — 03Bkmkklkv, CaLIPOKXIA. “Sunny Jim“ Iowa. A c. I 1- MiiIXKi , •Harney' Clean Sleeve: Ij»rro c (S) (d): C'ln Foot •mil Tram (B): Outdoor Mwl (4). Corp.: Act. Scrjff.; A. B.: B. A.; Expert Ititlcman; Lacrosse Team; Imloor Meet (4) (S) (2). "Thr p«"gi of mliMrmer to remote, tiff Irttrrg, toft imlrrfiretrn of lore." Port Yew. this is Barney. Not the omnipresent Mr Manus, Indeed. but on almost as famous Barney ( l ili« Itl. |i« of tin implf and tin- oU r brow, til llirir yur ’ time lie has hnil his ahnre of troubles, including Sunny. Yr know of no one to whom a bust.d ilvlwur leave gives toon |M»ignant grief or an accomplished urn. more reminiscent pleasures. Slow of .|micIi. frltftsl W eonricUoii, and deliberate 7 . of motion, hr i% always there with tlw good at the psychological mo-menl. Much of Ida O philosophy i unique. 'Betting U a vicious .Metier.” say he. “un-you're lacking a re tiling.” Good old nrnry—may lie come s'Cto no worse an end than l»r Coast Artillery! When Sunny Jim enters tin- lists to do battle for any entise whatever, he puts on tlw armor of enthusiasm, takes up the shield of deadly earnestness, draws the sword of argument and then, like Don Quixote, forget Ids headgear. Hut even with this handicap he accomplishes much. Was it not due to Sunny's untiring efforts that we almost had a rifle team last summer? And did he not plan that celebrated amliuscodr which so nearly destroyed General Oliver's forces on the' last day of thr practice march ? Suuny ha held two ' nprfcr .” but his snjou n« among the Com own were "like nngels' visits — short, and far between.' ''brigadier” (’loan Sleeve. '‘Differential" Art. Sergt. "The brisk minor pants for tirrntf one." | oi K. On June 15, 11)05, Fordvee U I)u« |’rn(to wan lull sweet sixteen. Therefore, lie had to wait for another birthday in order to enter tht institution, and, thereby, he missed some valuable Ibnst I (arracks experiences. This did not prove a hamlirap, liowrvi r, for PcregO wav already a past master in the Art of Wnr. In fact, it wan re|H»rte«|, and i still lielirved. that he had jmit resigned from the exnltrd ortiee of Hrigadier General of the Hoys' itrigadr in order to come to West Point. He came expecting to study the campaigns of o O' |Mibon and Cmar; to his amazement lw was required to drill with a gun on his shoulder just like any ordinary lieast. Nevertheless, the brigadier has thrived. We can almost hear, on his return to Chicago. "My! Hasn’t cionr Fowl.vee grown since foe to Is- a soldier?" roe." If you want to g, t a line on the latest service dope, ee Thummel He i. a walking infonoation bureau on all Army subjects and can tell you every thing about it, from the rust of kh.ikl in Manila to the number of vacancies among the Const Artillery Chaplain I ight battery and cavalry nr« his favor-itr , liowever, and lie will II aclie to you by the Imur on Ins equestrian aspirations, and will make good when it comes to a practical lest in the riding hall. Of military bent, he wore chevrons but one brief week, but that was sufficient to avi him from, the dreaded "dean »le«vc.” In their domestic relations, he and Ids faithful For-dvee have given us an example of deep and abiding conjugal felicity. In real life our good Thtitiimel snvs that Willy Pickle is his model. Anf said’ — M —j % f J r lt, WrjrrrMAMA. MlMOCmi ;h A)L PsUAit(l , tkjo Elko. Nrvada. "Admiral," "Dutchman ' "Schiller" "Sizzle" Clean Sleeve; Expert Rifb-uiuu Y dl» U ok, alright Burney dnoh it. und »»id dat ! mnilr If I lu him. Dis i» ton ding I hates to do—trll on BJlrlf, ror I dink alrctty dat I gets told on enough by die make . I g- t ’"n nice Ditrv mit several ding in it. J remember 'Beast Barracks" vro me und I . D. Bmon takes von lroll over to sen Flirtation, mid ramp, und re viab rr didn’t. Den drrr va "V ear ling Camp,” nnd I bought oo»c l-im-bergrr cheese on dat boodle order, und hid it mit dirt, hut drrr w« much inquisitive nomr around So dem yearling made me dig it up. "Furlough” ta» vat I had uoat tn my Diary, but I donr scratched it all ovrplfilt Sollli Yaf You brt dat lint Class e_______7 (.'amp ut van lively time! Und I shoot I tun In de VO dhtt but •. nr A B. j Shnrpslmor. r; Clean Sleeve. took me «lr»e vor year to spelt — und allow me to thank you for your kind attention, ladies nnd g r n t |r in en — GRADUATION titefring t-boonrrs — •»« only dread now is after graduation the Taetiral Department mar claim cxtm-trrri lorial criminal jurisdiction over hi subsequent arts. CiLTOM ttffr "Amfell for the good maa's «ia Weep l,j record, end blmih la gire ll ia.” ThU ia a Scandinavian wlvo fled from the harsh treatment accorded to aliens in the land of the sage brush, and hi lived among u for four yrars a a domiciled stranger. Sotm day. therefore, when Schil-ly becomes famous, therr will be international complication» as to what tatr h belong to. But in the meantime our expatriate friend i not worrying over ■uch legal fiction Hi want are few, but West Point lack the facilitie for pro|»erly administering to them, and he is never happy eicept when on leave. As lie «c!docn leaves. »wr good Schilly is usually di»-Mauiakna, Fi.OB!I , . uSpnn fi AIN IJ VI I.I.K, FUHIDA- . '• “% - " Corp.; Sorgt.; Lieut.: I). A.; Shnriwbootcr; A» t. Busiuc Manager Howitzer, Reception Committee 1912. Corp.: Sorgt.. First Sorgt.; Act. First Sorgt.: Sharpshooter; Football Squad (A) (2) (1): Hn d nll Squad (tf (2) (1). Spec ha« three favorites; tenths, horses and Indie (order of rank not yet determined). In the early part of his career a» a Kaydet, Spec wa one of our spoonirst, and hr reason of this virtue, worked him self up, rung by rung, on the Conn's ladder until First Class Camp found him a "I.ute.'V, United for his ignorance of certain misdemeanor ; H was inclined for a long time to believe tba| rtdjii takr had lioen made, but. finally, came to th cogrBusion that, great ninn that lie ««, he had Ixw jwlicid from tlir ’'Exhibition, to the “Garden," vytrtf1, oy cadet , and in ranks I hr rest of of hi great i» to Is- pitted I)og” in game. Another to whisper "sweet nothings' into the ear "I ini eery fond of the company of lailirt." This proud product of Alligator land had nerer seen snow until plcbc winter. He thought it beautiful until lie was properly introduced through the medium of an unceremonious rolling in the aforesaid He ha helped jp IthW at some good foot- li.nl 1 and hasehall thr gallant, forced several just to be hut losing lull f-hour’ during guard was tin much Ids good nature. September found Rood old Iniek His Sonny has endowed him disposition nv. and a yet unaffected jonrn "up Phdto from Turlo . years' work on The Com. lias Ijf Rov accepted —vr —OH DISMAL 7WEKTY-flCHTM, HOW LOATH WtKE W£ I WI1H 1H05C MUCH-LOWED FOR,CHEWSHEI “UT5 TD PAKT. 98-99 —-100“Thru they rode back,- but not, not the sir h u nd red.' ’ '1 B x N vso x. 1. Barnett, Chester F. SO. Matiices, William F. 2. Beach, William A. 31. McNkal, Joseph W. •■ • Boyle, Francis 32. Moore, Lawson 4. Carroll, Philip II. 83. Murphy, William A. 5. Chi pm ax, Guy W. 34. Paxton, John K. 6. Cochraxk, George .1. 35. Pendleton, William A., Jr. Dance, Drury 36. Pillans, Harry T. 8. Darling. Jambs R. 37. Plaza, Frutos T. 9, Doxovax, Joseph F. 38. Price, William II. 10. Dorsey, Erastus R. 39. Pritchard, George M. M. Duemn, Carl O. 10. Robb, Walter B. 12. Eastman, Harry C. 41. Roberts, Caesar R. 18. Eaton, Orange B. 12. Rossell, William T., Jr. 14. Emory, William H., Jr. IS. Rowe, Irving A. 15. Fish, Cameron il. Schaefer, Colin C. ! {. Fitzpatrick, Felix T. 15. Scowdkn, Frank F. 17. Fletcher, Harvey II. 46. Smith, Armine W. 18. Fo8Xes, Walter E. IT. Thompson, Raymond 1.. 19. Gkraghty, Lawrence E. A. 48. Tillson, John C. F., Jr. 20. Gleeck, Lewis E. 49. Tull, Isaac W. 21. Grundy, Walter T. 50. Vogt, William E. C. 22. Hackett, Charles F., Jr. 51. Waldron, Arthur W. 23. Harries, Herbert L. 52. Weathers, I.eland S. 24. Heard, Jack W. 53. Weaver, Harry G. 25. Hickey, John C. 54. Wextzel, John . 26. IIulex, Harry 55. Williams, Roger II. 27. Jennings, Robert E. 56. Willing, Richard E. 28. Jones, Lloyd G. 57. Wilmer, John W. 29- Jones, Thomas G., Jr., — 101 —COLOR. GOLD. YELL. SISSt DOOM! .ill! V. S. M. A! UAH! UAII! V. S. M. A! HAH! HAH! IIOO UAII! IIOO HAH! XA UGH T Y-XIXE! HAH! HOP MANAGERS. C’tTTHiiKBT Powell Stearns. Stuart Ciiapin Godfrey. Edwin St. John Grkble, Jr. John Clifford Hodges Lee. Thomas DkWitt Milling. Wallace Copeland Piiiloon. Francis Clark Harrington. Koiikrt Butcher Parker. William Hood Simpson. ATHLETIC REPRESENTATIVE. Ronald DeVork Johnson. THE eagle that was lazily living toward Cro Nest paused just over the parade ground to watch with interest the scene below. It was late of a June afternoon, and the class of Nineteen Nine was attending its last parade. There stood the next day's graduates, filling the line of file-closers,—while from the hand on the right Hooted up the strains of "Home, Sweet Home.” "And to-morrow," thought the eagle, "they will be scattered from Yukon to Manila, never again to In all together. But wherever they go, they will carry with them, as their predecessors for a hundred years have done, that spirit of truth and honor and pluck.—the spirit of the Old—and the New—West Point. In the thick of the world’s fight, they will still be members of the Corps.” And now the class were marching forward abreast, a long unbroken line, seeming to face fearlessly and hopefully whatever tasks the future of the Nation might hold for them. ;........................................................... The sun had set upon Nineteen Nine’s last day at the Academy, but as the eagle reflectively continued his flight, the western sky glowed bright with promise for the future. — 102 —COLOR. ROYAL PURPLE. YELL. R—A—Y RAII! RAII! R—A—Y RAII! RAII! U. S. M. .1. NINETEEN TEX! H()I MANAGERS. Reginald Rifield Cocrokt. Louie Arnold Heard. Harry Dwight Chamberlin. Creswbll Garlington. Harding Polk. Kenneth Hailey Harmon. AT HI.ETIC R E P R ESE X TAT IV E. Daniel Dee Pullen. ELL, here we are again,” remarked Injun in a lifeless tone, intending not so much to convey information, as to emphasise that doleful fact. “Yes, and with two long years of ‘boning’ ahead of us,” rejoined P. 1). from where he lay sprawled on the table pulling viciously at his class pipe. The room was hot and stuffy; the air was full of tobacco smoke; the floor, the beds, the chairs, were strewn with litter of every sort and description; and the group of men lounging about in every stage of disarray, looked sadly dishevelled and very tired. For you see this was the night of their return from Furlough. It didn’t look much like a room as you usually picture a room at West Point, but there were extenuating circumstances. There had not been time to get settled and besides, if there had, it wouldn't have been of much use. One fellow had already been transferred three times during the afternoon, and the rest stood a good show of getting shifted that night; so they had finally given up any pretense of putting their effects to rights and had settled down to dreams of what the last summer had brought them. "Well. I guess maybe we didn’t have something of a banquet—what say, beau?” came reminiscently from the lied where old Jean Hart was “layin’ low” and not saying much. —105 —THE-1009-HOWITZER "Voua aves bicn (lit,” came the chorus, for there was no doubt about the answer to that question. Furlough banquets come only once in a lifetime and the memory of this one will always be kept fresh, between the covers of our dinner cards, by the signatures of that happy crowd. "I’m here to tell you that we stay backs had a keen time with our ‘banquet up here," lazily remarked Hobby with a smack of his lips, "and those kegs on our cards aren’t going to run dry of reminisecnes even if they weren’t green!” “Say, and that reminds me of the time we touched off that set piece over on the hedge in Camp Michic, remember. Injun? It’s a wonder to me they never did anything about that." "I tell you I was kind of leary of it for a while myself, it's a fact, but they didn’t." "And do you all remember how Hoodie Hill ‘managed’ that midnight excursion that put a stop to the Injun’s dreams of glory; and Dobbin’s forays into the hearts of the ’keen femmes! ’’ "And the dragging parties that Jo-Jo was forever springing on us. I never shall forget the time when Venus sat up in n stiff military manner, on finding himself in the middle of the company street, and said in his severest tones. 'Come off it!’ I tell you that was the best camp ever.” "Yes, and there’s another coming, and besides, we’ll lie so busy we soon won’t know we’ve been on Furlough.” It is safe to assume that the maker of this sage remark sported chevrons when he had on outer garments. “Won’t know we’ve been on Furlough!” "A peach of a time you must have had!" and other similar rejoinders came in astonishment from all quarters of the room, while Daddy, in a grieved tone, said, "Any fellow who can calmly sit up and say he expects to forget he ever was on Furlough must Ik? bug-house or a F-css, which is worse. Louie, I wouldn’t have thought it of you." "Well, that’s all right, Daddy, you can say what you like," remarked Joe, who, up to this point, had been too far off in dreamland to take much of a part in the conversation, "but I don’t see any use in moping around your room all the time, counting the days till June, when you can just as well enjoy the present by going to the hops and what dinners you can work yourself into, or into yourself, depending on how you look at it.” After which long-winded atUtu t, he subsided, while the occupant of the bed grunted disdainfully, muttering iWV-esscr-like things ns he rolled over. “Fact is,” proclaimed Injun. "I don't see where the Second Classman conics in at all. Nothing but a realization of the fallacy of tin ‘Second Class Cinch Theory,' and boning impossible, jaw-breaking, if rock-making, minerals and such, with nothing whatever to look forward to, for two long, dreary years. Who do you think’s going to notice you anyway? A First Classman is an autocrat, he amounts to something, a Yearling to even more, and look at the Plebes—they get sympathy, but a Second Classman—bah!” and he snapped his fingers. At this moment the clatter of tattoo broke out ami the meeting adjourned sine die; but, had you been listening, you might have heard the embryo quill murmur. “Well, it isn’t very long until First Class Camp, anyway!" — 100 —SECOND CLASS ROLL ALESHIRK. JOSEPH PAG 10.......Washington. 1). C. BARNETT. CHESTER PIERSOL..Indianapolis. Ind. BARR. ROBERT WILLIAM...........Clinton. Missouri BEACH. WILLIAM AUGUSTUS...Now Albany. Ind. BEARD. LOUIE ARNOLD................Willis, Texas SELLER, JOHN ERU.. Point Pleasant, West Virginia BOOKER. JOHN HENRY, JR..West Point, Georgia BRIDGES, THOMAS SHELDON..Sterling, Nebraska BROWN. CAREY HERBERT..........Zanesville. Ohio BURR. EDGAR WILLIS............Galena, Kansas BYARS, DAVID OWEN........Slmpsonvlllo, Kentucky BYRNE. EUGENE ALEXIS........Buffalo, New York CALVO, JOSE MARTIN.....................Costa Rica CAR BERRY, JOSEPH EUGENE.... Waukesha, Wls. CARR1THERS. FRED BARNES...Fairbury. Illinois CHAMBERLIN. HARRY DWIGHT.........Elgin. Illinois CHAPMAN. CHARLES ALBERT..Pontiac, Michigan Cl II PM AN. GUY WOODMAN...Falmouth. Kentucky COCROFT. REGINALD BIFIELD, Providence. R. L CONNOLLY. DONALD HILARY............Berkeley. Cal. CURTIS. LB GRAND BEAUMONT. Now York. N. Y. DAVIES. JASPER ALEXANDER..Eureka. California HAWLEY. ERNEST JOSEPH.........Antlgo. Wisconsin DRAKE. FRANK..................Goldfield. Nevada DUNLOP. ROBERT HORACE....Poultney. Vermont DUNN. BEVERLY ('llARLES..New York. New YorK DUNN. WALTER KILSHAW..New York. New York EDWARDS, ALLEN RICHLAND...........Pottsville. Pa. FLETCHER. HARVEY HENRY....Providence. R. I. FOWLER, RAYMOND FOSTER...DeWItt. Nebraska FRANK. WALTER HALE..........Buffalo. New York GARLINGTON. CRESWELI........Washington. D. C. GRAY. ELMORE REACH............Pontiac, Michigan GRISWOLD. OSCAR WOOLVERTON..Arthur. New IIARMON. KENNETH BAILEY..........Mtoonn, Penn. HAVERKA.MP. CHARLES MANN. Yazoo City. Miss. HEARD. JACK WHITEHEAD.New York. New York HINES. CHARLES............Snlt I.nko City. Utah HOBBS. HARVEY MORRISON....Lampasas. Texas HOLMER. FREDERICK ARTHUR.Red Wing. Minn. JONES. 1VENS...................Mount Vernon, Iowa KALLOCH. PARKER CROMWELL. JR.. Portland. Mnlnc LAMPERT. JAMES GILLESPIE BLAINE. Oshkosh. Wls. — 107 —41 LANDIS. JOHN FREDERICK.......lX'lphl. Indiana 45. LEONARD. JOSEPH STEVENS..Marshall, Missouri 40. LEWIS. BURTON OLIVER......Cleveland. Ohio 17. MARSHBURN. HERBERT EDGAR..Waycross. Go. 4S. McCOACH, DAVID. JR..Philadelphia. Pennsylvania 4! . MeLAURIN. WILLIAM BURRUS..Helena. Arkansas 50. McNEAL. JOSEPH WILLIAM............IherJn. Ohio 51. MILES. FRANCIS HENRY. JR....Cambridge. Mass. .V_ MILLIE IN. JOHN............Danville, Indiana 53. MOORE. LAWSON..........................Spokano, Washington 51. .MOORE. WALTER.............Annapolis, Maryland 55. MUIR. JAMES IRWIN...........Cheyenne. Wyoming ODELL. HERBERT RAYMOND...........Rolla. Missouri 57. O'LEARY. HERBERT.............Baldwin. Wisconsin 5 PENDLETON. WILLIAM ARMISTEAD. JR.. South Boston, Virginia 59. PILLANS. MARRY TORREY...........Mobile. Alabama fiO. POLK. HARDING................Fort Worth. Texas Cl. PULLEN. DANIEL DEE...........Skngwny. Alaska 02. RAY. MARTIN IIASSET.......New York. New York 03. REINHARDT. EMIL FRED...West Bay City. Mich. Cl. RICHARDS. WILLARD EARLE..Mexico. New York 75. RICH ART. DUNCAN GRANT...Blackburn. Missouri 0 5. ROBB. WALTER BROWNING..St. Paul. Minnesota C7. ROBENSON, JOHN ARNER......... ...Topeka. Kansas »S. SCOW DEN. FRANK FLOYD........Ravona, New York ft . SELLECK. CLYDE ANDREW.......Rutland. Vermont 70. SEYDEL. FRED....................Iowa City. Iowa 71. SHERMAN. WILLIAM CARRINGTON.Augusta, Ga. 72. SHURTLEFF. DWIGHT KNOWLTON. West. Ashford. Connecticut 73. SMITH. CALVIN McCLUNG....Kno vlllo. Tennewwje 71. SOHLBERG, OSCAR NATHANIEL. Worcester, Massachusetts 75. STRONG. FREDERICK SMITH. JR.. Fort Monroe, Virginia 70. TAULBEE. EDGAR WARREN........White Oak. Ky. 77. THORNELL. JOHN GRAY.. .........Sidney. Iowa 7S. TORREY. DANIEL HUSTON.....Washington. D. C. 79. UHL. FREDERICK ELWOOD......Allentown. Penn. 50. VAUTS.MEIER. WALTER WILLIAM..Freeport. III. 51. WALKER. JOHN RICHARD....Berlin. Pennsylvania 82, WALLACE, FRED CLUTE..McMinnville. Tennessee S3. WATERMAN. JOHN JULIUS.Fort Totten. No. Duk. 81. WELTY. MAURICE DUNCAN....Qrcenflbun;. Penn. 85. WILDRICK. MEADE................Hartford. Conn. 80. WILLIAMS. ROGER HOWARD...Ononlm. Nebraska 87. WILSON, DURWARD SAUNDERS..Greenville. N. C. — 108 —sr—COLOR. MAROON. YELL. iioo-R.in-n.in! hoo-ra y-ra n HOORAH! HOORAY! l.S.M.A! 1911! 1911! 1911! !I()1 MANAGERS. Neil Graham Finch. Thomas Jonathan Jackson Christian. William Edmund Earned. Philip Bracken Fleming. Frank Hall Hicks. Curtis Hoppin Nance. Arm. KTIC R K P R ES E N TAT IV E. Alexander Day Schi.es. I AM No. 00,000, Springfield Armory, Model 1903. This is my second tour of sendee, so you’ll know that, if I’m not an amanuensis gun, my black rust and absence of blueing are come by honorably. Because my association with 1911 dates back through Beasts’ Barracks, I feel that I am a competent authority on its Class history. There were one hundred and thirty-eight of us who reported for duty that June, although now, we’re only eighty-five. I got to lx very well acquainted with my Man at the daily cleaning formations. Those first three weeks seemed an awful nightmare to him, but I guess they were to every one. We soon began to In much Improved under the strain, and by the time we marched over to Camp behind the band, we were fairly respectable plebes. There was an endless round of drills and cleaning in Camp, and I began to feel quite prom! of my appearance again. But I got that dent on my right side that summer. It was my Man’s first guard tour, and he fought the whole detail, individually and collectively, the whole night long. The wonder is, that I wasn’t dashed to pieces before the tour was over. Later, the practice march afforded a diversion, but. while the firing was exciting, it was only blank ammunition, and I was dragged through swamps and stacked in the rain until I was disgracefully dirty. — Ill —After lliis, we moved to barracks, and the Class learned what it means to study in West Point fashion. Prom my Man I knew, before December, that our already dwindled Class was going to lose some more members. I learned from a friend, later, that there were thirteen that went out the east sally port that Christmas-tide. We got through tlie March writs successfully and then we guns, who bail been idle except for guard duty and inspection, began to attend drill and parade once more. J noticed that my Man didn't brace any more and learned that bis plel edom was over. Some of the Class commenced to show their spooning propensities now. Why should a man waste time with a girl when bis equipment won’t stand inspection? It's a mystery to me. Pretty soon our Class got their makes, and then we moved over to Camp T. II. Huger. Wc hadn’t been there very long until some of us older ones began to shake our heads. There was too much bothering plebcs, too much boodle in Camp. Imagine having whole tubs of brew,—why I remember when a bucketful used to be thought a lot. There were great festivities hops and concerts in a ceaseless throng—and mv Man began to spend his afternoons down on Flirtation. One afternoon he bad a plebe clean me for parade. Some of the old Krags in the armory used to talk about this, but I never expected to have a plebe handle me again. Then came a dark time when my Man used to spend all his time in hiding away from home. Wc found that they were investigating ami pretty soon a day came when six of the Class were sent home, and there was great sorrow in Camp. None thought of going to the bop that night, every one seemed to have just lost bis best friend. My Man escaped, but he was worried for a while. The Class was having I . M. E. now, and mv Man used to talk about looking through a glass at a Peter Thompson girl playing golf—I never really understood but gathered it must be a new course in spooning. The First Class went awav for a week, and wc were left in charge. My, but those were seven glorious days! How the makes practiced sword-manual and bellowed commands about Camp! I was left deserted, for my Man spent all his time on a new rifle with a peculiar sight that came into the tent. I heard that he shot with it on the target range, but I never quite forgave him for the neglect. After a rainy week in the field, studies commenced again, and, in spite of Descrip, Christmas leave finally came around and our Class sent a great many men away for four days. Eight of the Class went away for good at this time. This is a funnv Class when you stop to think. Over half of us have our A. II.'s. some of us have been found in dis., and yet we have occasional brilliant spurts of l eing dissy. I wonder why we have lost so many.—we re a small class now. Hut there are some matters that are too deep for one that is getting as old as I am, and besides, when one has had as many years as I have, he knows better than to worry. Furlough is straight ahead, and I dare say we ll graduate some day in the dim future. — 112 —THIRD CLASS ROLL 1. BAADE, PAUL. WILLIAM......Fort Wayne. Indiana 2. BAOBV. CARROLL ARMSTRONG..New Haven. Mo. 3. BATSON, ROSCOE CONKLING......Hillsdale. Miss. I. BAXTER. CHARLES REUBEN. Colorado Springs. Colorado .V BE ATT V, JOHN C................Ravenna, Ohio 6. BETCHER. ALFRED JOHN........................Ada, Minnesota 7. BLUNT. WILFRED MASON...........Washington, D. C. 8. BOOTON. JOHN GBIFFKTH........Aldington. Illinois 9. BOWLEY. FREEMAN WATE..San Francisco, Cal. 10. BRADFORD. KARL SLAUGHTER. Washington, D. C. 11. BURLINGAME. CRIS MILES......Boston. Mass. 12. BURT. JAMES DANIEL........Ogdcnsburg. New York IS. BYRNE. CHARGES LAWRENCE, New York. N. Y. II. CALLEY. CHARLES DEANS..Senttle, Washington 15. CALVERT. WILLIAM JAY.......South Bend, Indiana 16. CHRISTIAN. THOMAS JONATHAN JACKSON. Atlanta. Go. 17. CLARK. ROBERT W.. JR...Pittsburg. Pennsylvania is. CLAY. FRANK BITTNER.............Marietta. Georgia III. COLDWELL, PHILIP...............El Paao. Texas 30. CONARD. ARTHUR BAYARD,..Font. Pennsylvania 21. COWLES, DAVID HAMILTON....Wllkesboro. N. C. 22. CRAWFORD. JAMES BLANCHARD. New York. N. Y. 23. DARGUE. HERBERT ARTHUR..........Boonton. N. J. 21. DILLMAN. FREDERICK GILBERT..Cheyenne. Wy. 25. DROLLINGER. ZIBA LLOYD....Mill Creek. Indiana 26. ESTES. HOWELL MARION....Memphis. Tennessee 27. EVANS. ARTHUR CLYDE........Tallahassee. Florida 28. FINCH. NEIL GRAHAM............Cincinnati, Ohio 21 . FLEMING, PHILIP BRACK EN.... Burlington. Iowa 30. FLOYD. CHARLES SEA.........St. Joseph. Missouri 31. FOSTER. SIDNEY HERBERT.........North Cnlnls. Vt. 32. FRANKE. GUSTAV HENRY...........Manning. Iowa 33. GILBREATH. FREDERICK.... Dayton, Washington 34. GILDART. ROBERT CLYDE..........Albion. Michigan 35. GRAY. ROBERT LINCOLN.......Summit. New Jersey 36. 11 ALL, CHARLES PHILIP....Charleston. Mississippi 37. HARDIGG, WILLIAM BENJAMIN..Evansville. Ind. 38. HARDY. EDWIN N...................Bells. Tennessee 39. HATCH. JOHN EVERARD.............Liberty, Maine 40. HEFFEKNAN. LEO GERALD...........Wilkes-Barre. Pa. 41. HEIDT. EMANUEL VILLARD..........Atlanta. Georgia 42. HICKS. FRANK HALL...............Rockdale. Texas 43. HICKS. GEORGE RAYMOND...........Sioux City. Iowa 41. HOISINGTON. GREGORY.......................Newton. Kansas 45. HOLLAND. GEORGE DERBY..........Concord. N. II. 46. HOMER. JOHN LOUIS....................Carllnvllle, Illinois — 113 —4 47. KEELEY. HARRY JAMBS................Chicago. Illinois 8. KEMHI.E, FRANKLIN....Ml. Carinol. Ponnsylvnnin !•.». KERN. KENNETH EBBECKK.............Easton. Pa. BO. KIKFFER, PHILIP J....Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 51. KIMBALL. ALLEN RUSS ELI.............Amsterdam. N. Y. 52. KUTZ. HARRY RUSSELL..Pottslown, Pennsylvania 53. LAUD. JESSE AMOS.............Bowling Green. Ohio 54. LARKED. WILLIAM EDM UNI). .West Point. N. Y. 55. LAWRENCE. THOMPSON..........Nashville. Tennessee 56. LOCKWOOD. BENJAMIN CURTIS. JR.. Salt Lake City. Utah 57. LUCAS. JOHN PORTER..........Kerneysvlllo. W. Va. 58. MAKCII-DUPLAT. JOSE.........Maracaibo. Venezuela 59. McCLEARY. OLIVER.........New Philadelphia. Ohio GO. McKINNEY. CARL FISH.........nirmlnKhatn. Alabama 6L MEHAPFEY, JOSEPH COWLES................Limn. Ohio 02. MOONEY. JAMES SYLVESTER..........Cleveland. Ohio 63. MORRIS. WM. II. HARRISON. JR.. Ocean Grovo, N. J. Cl. MURRAY. MAX STANLEY.........Ludlnglon, Michigan 65. NANCE. CURTIS HOPPIN........Berkeley. California 66. NICHOI S, HAROLD FLOYD...........Rockford, Illinois 67. O'NEIL, WILLIAM PATRICK JOSEPH. Chicago, Illinois ©. POLMEML’S, ADRIAN KENNETH. Washington. D. C. 69. RADER. IRA A DELBERT........Mntneda, California 70. REIN EC KE. PAUL SORG.. Pittsburg. Pennsylvania 71. RICHARDS. HARRISON HENRY COCKE, Riverton. Virginia 72. SANDEFORD. ALVAN CROSBY..Mldvllle. Georgia 73. SCIII.MELFENIG. CHARLES ADAM. Itaiianola. Ia. 71. SCHWENCK. JAMES CRAIG RIDDLE. Petersburg. Va. 75. SHEKERJIAN. HAIG...........Torrlngton. Connecticut 76. SIMPSON. BETHEL WOOD........San Francisco. Cal. 77. STANTON. HUBERT GREGORY. Ft. Hancock. K. J. 78. STEWART. JOHN WESLEY..............Bradford, Pa. 79. SURLKS. ALEXANDER DAY............Milwaukee, WIs. 80. VAN HORN. FRANK I... Ft. A. I). Russell. Wyoming 81. WALKER. CHARLES ANDERSON............Graft. Texas 82. WALL, JOHN FURMAN........Marlon. South Carolina S3. WEAVER. ROY NEWMAN.................Fremont. Ohio $4. WHEELER. RAYMOND ALBERT....Peoria, Illinois 85. WIER, THOMAS LAMA........East St. Louis. Illinois 86. WYCHE, IRA THOM AS. .Laurlnburg. North Carolina — 114 —COLOR. ROYAL BLUE. YELL. V. S. M. A! U. S. M. AH U. .S'. M. AH! 1012! RAY H HOP MANAGERS. William Coffin Harrison. Wahnkr Burnham Day. Burton Young Rkad. William Hknry Youngs. Millard Fillmokk Harmon, Jr. Philip Riks I'aymonvillf.. AT II LET IC R E P R ES E X TAT IV E. Roukht Fkk Hyatt. March S, 1908. Dear Dad: I am so dead tired to-night that I wouldn't even write this letter if they would let me go to lied. No, sir. we can't even sleep when we want to. We get up to a drum and we go to hed to a drum. I’m sick of drums and guns and everything else. I've dragged my chin in. until mother, who used to lie so proud of my prominent chin, wouldn’t know I had one. Think of an institution which attempts to destroy that characteristic feature of our family! I used to think I was pretty straight when I was captain of the White Star Cadets, hut here they treat me as if I had never lead anything more military than Squire Jones’ heifer. They say we are getting off easy. I don't see it that way. I'd like to see a real “beasts’ barracks” if this is a "Imsc imitation.” They make as drill in the riding hall, on the stoops, under the stoops, and in the gym, and, when all the dry places are filled up, they drill us in the mud. I don’t see why you ever persuaded me to come to West Point. I wish I had Captain Charles King and the other West Point novelists here now. I feel a whole lot like the hero of a story book, I do. And now. Dad, I want you to see Senator Bilkins and ask him to use his influence to help me get out of this place. I'd like to come Irnek home and take a position in your bank at $9 a week, if you will have me. Your loving son, John. 1 . S.- What do you supposed possessed mother to give my picture in the uniform of the White Star Cadets to the Kokomo Sentinel? The Sentinel must have a large circulation at West Point for everybody seems to know about it and it has helped materially to fill my cup of woe to overflowing. — 117 —July 25. 1 J08. Dear Father: I’m beginning to like West Point a little better. We had a minor tactical problem yesterday, and though I didn't know what they were trying to do, it was exciting and reminded me of that picture of Missionary Ridge which used to hang in the library. I was the only plebe in my squad, so I did enough shooting for eight. I’m wondering what the cadet captain will say about my gun at parade to-night. He is the hardest man to satisfy I ever saw. 1 made a parody on this subject which I sent to the Kokomo Sentinel. I’ll quote a verse of it just to show you how it goes: “Tell me, Captain, thing of evil, Captain still, if quill or devil. By the skins that hover o'er us, by ti e Tacs we l oth deplore, Will my gun, without detection, safely pass the next inspection. Can I ever clean my l orc, clean my rusty, dusty bore?" Quoth the Captain, “Nevermore.” I was up before the hazing investigation last week. They told me I had been hazed because I made two tubs of “brew” in the “C” Company laundry tent. Since 1 drank a bucket of the stuff myself, I ventured to disagree with the Board. They read me the Black Book and I surrendered. “You don't know hazing until you’ve read the Black Book.” Your affectionate son. John. P. S. Tell the Senator that I’ve decided to stick it out for a while longer. John. December 26, 1908. Dear Governor: The first skirmish is over and I’m still here. I went down into the Valley of the Shadow, however. You don’t know how near you came to having an additional second assistant cashier on your hands. I haven't had such a narrow escape since the practice march, when I tried to ride a mule to water. The math here is different, somehow, from the kind we had when I stood at the head of my class at High School. The “Sentinel” was a trifle off when it said that I would enter the Engineer Corps for which I was so well fitted. Yesterday was Christmas at home, 1 suppose. To really appreciate a Christmas you ought to spend it "on the radiator,” where I spent mine, wondering if P. Echols had found me in math. Maybe you can imagine my frame of mind. Don't worry about my demerits. They don’t amount to anything. Everybody gets lots of them. In a little over two months we will be yearlings. Last week, I saw in the "Sentinel” an appreciation of Mr. Jeremiah Ducrot. of Jefferson, who has just received a congressional appointment from our district. I cut it out for future reference. Yours as usual, John. — 118 —FOURTH CLASS ROLL 1. AIXBN. TKRRY DK LA MKSA. Ft. Snolllng. .Minn. 2. ANDERSON, RICHARD EMMANUEL, Castle Rock. Colorado 3. ARNOLD. ARCHIBALD VINCENT.Brooklyn. X. Y. L BAILEY. WESLEY MOTER..Lexington, Mississippi 5. BAItBUR, HERBERT LLOID..........Portland, Oregon ti. BARRETT. LEONARD LOVBRING, Claremont, New Hampshire 7. BARTON, RAYMOND OSCAR...........Ada. Oklahoma S. BENNION, HOWARD SHARP...........Vernon. Utah 3. BINGHAM. SIDNEY VINCENT. Washington. 1». C. 10. BODINE. ROBERT NALL..........Paris. Missouri 11. BOYKIN. EDWARD CARRINGTON. Petersburg, Virginia 12. BROWN. ALBERT EGER..........Charleston, S. C. 13. BROWN. GEORGE LE ROY. JR.Santa Monica. Cal. II. BROWNE. CHARLES JANVRIN. Washington. 1 . C. la. CHAMBERLIN. STEPHEN J...Spring Hill. Kansas 10. CHASE, GEORGE McCLELLAN...Chicago, Illinois 17. CHASE. GEORGE WASHINGTON, JR.. Pawling. N. Y. IS. CHAT FIELD, JOHN FARQUHAR. Bridgeport, Conn. 10. CIIYNOWBTH. BRADFORD GRETURN. Madison, Wisconsin 20. COOK. GILBERT RICHARD.......Texarkana. Texas 21. CRAMER, RAYMOND VINCENT...Portland, Conn. 22. CRANE. ALBERT ELI.............Hawarden, Iowa 23. CRAWFORD. DAVID MeLEAN.........Mlllllnton. Pa. 21. CRAWFORD, ROSCOE CAMPBELL, New Brighton, Pennsylvania 25. CRITTENBERGER. WILLIS DALE. Anderson. Ind. 26. CROMER, WILBUR M..................Troy, Ohio 27. DAY. WARNER BURNHAM..Hartford. Connecticut 28. DEAN. WILLIAM. JR...............Tipton. Iowa 23. DEUEL. THORNE. JR.......Wlllhro. k. New York ISO. DEVORE. CIIAUNCEY COPP..Wheeling. West Yu. 31. DEVORE. LELAND SWA RTS.. Wheeling. West Vft. 32. DICK. CARL PETERSON.............. kron, Ohio 33. DRAKE. CHARLES CHISHOLM...Brockton. Mass. 31. DUBOIS. BIRD SPENCER....Woodbury. New York 35. DUNMORE. EARL WILLIAM....Utica. New York. 36. DEI. A MATER. BENJAMIN F.......Caldwell. Texas 37. EDWARDS. BASIL DUKE.........Cannier, Kentucky 3S. EDWARDS. EATON CONGER...Washington. D. C. 33. FAY.MONVILLK. PHILIP RIES.San Francisco. Cal. ■10. FECIIKT. D'ALARY.......................Omaha. Nebraska 41. FLINT, HARRY ALBERT..St. Johnsbury, Vermont 42. FLYNN. HENRY LYTTON..Scranton. Pennsylvania 13. FORTNER. JACOB SWANSON...Dotlmm, Alabama M. FOX. MILO PITCHER.....................Mankato. Minnesota 45. CATCH ELL. OSCAR JAM ES..Fort Roseerans. Cal. I«. GILLESPIE. JAMES A.........Erie. Pennsylvania 47. GILLESPIE. JAMES BROWN....Gallatin. Missouri IS. GONSER. GUSTAV JACOB.........Elmira. New York 43. GORRELL, EDGAR ST A LEY.. Baltimore. Maryland 50. GREENWALD. KARL CHRIS..New Hampton. Iowa 51. HAISL1P. WADE HAMPTON....Staunton. Virginia 52. HARMON. MILLARD FILLMORE. JR.. Governor's Island, New York 53. HARMS. HENRY WILLIAM.. Went worth. So. Dak. 54. HARRISON. WILLIAM COFFIN. Washington. D. C. 55. MAUSER. JOHN NATH A NI El.......New York, N. Y. 5 IIAYES. THOMAS JAY.................Ironton. Ohio 57. HENRY. ROY OSCAR..................Rome. Georgia — 119 —58. MINK MON. JOHN HAKTWKIjL. JR., Arkndclphln. Arkansas 5li. HOBSON. WILLIAM HORACE...........Memphis. Team t». IIOCHWALT. EARL BARLOW..........Eaton. Ohio Cl. MOCKER. RICHARD WEAVER...Kansas City. Mo. 62. HOLLIDAY. RALPH CADOT.........Kirkwood. Illinois l». HYATT. ROBERT FEE........Monllcello, Arkansas Cl. JOHNSON. DAVENPORT.......................Tyler. Texas »5. JOHNSON. JAMES. HARVE..........London. Kentucky JONES. BY RON QUI.M BY.....Henrietta. New York CT. JOSKPHSON. WALTER SCOTT.. Roscburg, Oregon fS. KELLY. JOHN DUNCAN. JIC.......Charleston. S. C. »». KEYES. GEoFFERY...........San Diego, Cullfornla 70. KILNER, WALTER OI.ENN....Syracuse. New York 71. KIRK. JAMES..............Jacksonville. Florida 72. KULDEI.L. RUDOLPH CHARLES—Pittsburg, Pa. 73. LANE. JOHN CLARENCE.. Hagerstown, Maryland 71. LEE. ROBERT HENRY....Rockey Mount. Virginia 75, LEFEBVRE. GORDON......................Richmond. Virginia 7C. LENT. HAROLD ABRAM........Highland, New York 77. LEWIS. HENRY BALDING....Mont-rey. California 7s. LEWIS. JOHN EARL..............Emporia. Kansas 7‘. . LINDT. JOHN H..........St. Joseph. Michigan NO. LITTLEJOHN. ROBERT McQQWAN. Jonesville. South Carolina M. MALLON. FRANCIS BERNARD.... Brooklyn. N. Y. 82. MALONY. HENRY JAMES...........Dundee, New York S3. MARTIN. THEODORE WILLIS...Blaeksvllle. S. C. M. MAXWELL, RUSSELL LA MONTE.... Modesto. Cal. 85. McDER.MOTT. LAWRENCE DENIS RAYMOND. Brooklyn, New York sc. McDonald. Joseph ed.mund. Alexander City, Alabama 87. McGREGOR. STEPHEN HARRISON. Brooklyn, New York 88. McLANE. JOHN TRAYLOR.......McCormick. S. C. S9. McLEAN. HENRY CHARLES......New York. N. Y. t« . MORRISSEY. WILLIAM JOSEPH.Philadelphia. Pa. SI. NALLE. WILLIAM. JR......Culpepper. Virginia 92. NICKERSON. LEWIS ANDREWS. Gloucester. Massachusetts 93. PATTERSON. ROBERT EMMET. Wilmington. Del. 91. PAl'LF.S. EARL GRADY....Marietta. Pennsylvania 97.. PHELAN. CYRIL AUGFSTINE...Rrldgeport. Conn. 9C PRUDE. WILLIAM W.. J K. ...Tuscaloosa. Alabama 91 RAYNER HAROLD MARVIN........Glen Ridge, N. J. 9S. READ. BURTON YOUNG........Washington. I). C. 99. RILEY. FRANK JOSEPH....Boston. Massachusetts 100. ROBERTSON. WALTER MELVILLE. Oklahoma City. Oklahoma 1U1 ROSE. EDWARD CHAMBERLIN. Mhldlchury. Vt. 102. SAWYER. CHARLES NATHANIEL. Kearney. Neb. 103 8CIUVKLY. HUGH PITCAIRN.......Olympia. Wash. lo». SCHNEIDER. FRANK VICTOR......Elmhurst. L. I 105. SCHULTZ. OTTO EMU............Seguln, Texas 10C. SIBERT. FRANKLIN CUMMINGS. Gatun. Canal Zone 107. SMITH. JOHN NICHOLAS. JP... Old Point Comfort, Virginia I0S. SNOW. ROBERT THEODORE........Chelsea. Mass. 109. SPALDING, ISAAC........North Enid. Oklahoma 110. SPALDING. SIDNEY PARKER........Lowell. Mass. Ill SULLIVAN. MAX WESTON.... Frldeloy. Minnesota 112. THOMAS. PEARL LEE............Lindsey. Ohio 113. THOMPSON. THOMAS CLARKSON. JR., Chattanooga, Tennessee 111. ULLA. HERMAN ARTHUR..San .leaf . Costa Rica 115. VAUGHAN. EDGAR JAMES..............Columbus. Ohio 118. WALKER. WALTON HARRIS.........Belton. Texas 117 WALMSLEY. STEPHEN MALSTON. Eau Claire. Wisconsin 118. WEAVER. WILLIAM GAULBERT. Louisville. Kv. 119. WHITESIDE. HOUSTON LATIMER, Hutchinson. Kansas 130. WRIGHT. LEE OTIS.......................Lyons. Indiana 121. WILBUR. WILLIAM HALE.......Springfield. Mass. 122. WOOD. JOHN SHIRLEY........Little Rock. Arkansas 123. YOUNGS. WILLIAM HENRY..Richmond Hill, L I. — 120 —CULLUM NIK MORI I, II l I. GRADUATING EXKRCISLS. 1906 A ( f FEBRUARY 15, 1908. Early graduation for the Class of 1908. Secretary Taft MARCH I. Recognition of 1911. Probably at no period of his life at the Academy does the Cadet look forward to an event with more eagerness than when, as a plebe. lie counts the days till he shall he an upper classman. To l e a yearling,—that seems to him about the biggest thing possible, until he has been one for a few weeks. MARCH 2. Enter the plebes. Not, as in previous years, in the merry month of June. But they receive plenty of attention nevertheless, and the area is soon filled with those who insist on teaching the young idea how to drag its chin in. MARCH 10. Never again for chcm. and math, and the second classmen and yearlings rejoice. () happy dav when we can gently kiek some long-loved text book across the area or bid farewell to another Academic Department! MARCH 18. The pieties join their companies and get their first taste of Corps MARCH H)- ‘"Double Time!” The days of spring drill are upon us. MARCH 27-28. Holidays. .Such occasions come seldom and we always appreciate them. And these particular days are rendered glorious by the triumph of our fencing team in the Intercollegiate. presents the diplomas. And now I take mif gun again. And daili go to drill. It's “Close in Mass" and “Double Time" Until we gel our fill. life. — 123 —How oft in pain But on a day Ife pray for rain, If Urn ball rre play, On days when tve have drill; Of rain rre get our fill. APRIL II. The elements being finally propitious, the baseball season opens. The knockers' bench is again in evidence. APRIL If). No more buck guard tours. This is tile good word which passes round among the clean sleeves of the second class. Only those who have walked in a dress coat in the sultry heat of an August afternoon, or piped away a second relief tour on a cold winter’s night, can appreciate the sense of joy which one feels when his name at last comes off the guard roster, and sentinel duty is a thing of the past. The Yearling dreams of Furlough And pipes the time away. The second classman thinks of camp And knocks the lire long day. MAY 4. The second class, under the personal supervision of Colonel Lamed and Captain Paine, go to the Metropolitan Art Museum to cultivate their sense of tlur beautiful. Incidentally, they visit Buffalo Hill in the evening. Subsequently, they write a theme of 99,000 words. MAY 80. Memorial Day. An annual host of visitors are drenched by an allafternoon rain, and we arc unable to show them a parade. — 124 —3» TOTkW iuiyif s -, n n o V 7 ? 6 q to n n Y Uf o to t7 id IQ 20 V j 2 ) 24 2$ 26 27 A ti jL 2fi2CX) M Furlough dags, .so long awaited, Xow hare conic at last, Dags to pleasure consecrated. Quickly to l e passed. JUNE I- The Hoard of Visitors arrives, although officially absent. We commence our usual work of stunts, without which no June would be complete. JUNE 3. Navy 1( . Army 3. There is no joy on the Hudson to-night. But defeat only makes victory dearer, and tin-re is another Navv game before us. All honor to those who tight for the Corps, whether they win or lose! JUNE !)• The Outdoor Meet sees three records shattered. JUNE 12. Furlough for 1JH0. Two years of anticipation give way to realization. What cynic among us. having tasted the fleeting joys of this blissful period, can say that Furlough does not do much to make our course here endurable, by reminding us that there is still a great world beyond the narrow confines of the Area? JUNE 13. With the usual formalities Camp Thomas II. Huger is inaugurated, ami we settle down to our summer life. There have In-en camps before, but never one like this. JUNE 23. We start to drill once more. 1 . M. E. and its kindred soirees claim our attention. Sing a song of hoodie. Lots of shags and brew, Wasn't this the merriest camp That ever Kagdet know? — 125 —JULY 8. Ord is made an acting sergeant. JULY t. A slight diversion by the patriots at 2:10 A. M. "A mutiny existing within a military hierarchy is treason.” Nix holds forth in Cullum. JULY 18. The First Classmen’s Club is closed per S. (). Nevertheless the First Class continues to exist as in the days when there was no such social institution. Ord is busted. What is so rare ns a tin if in camp Without a score of drills, A guard tour or an area tramp. And a dozen other ills? AUGUST 18. Kvening illumination and entertainment marking the approach of the end of summer camp. Kid Everts’ minstrels make merry for the populace, each company does its little stunt, and every one is well pleased. AUGUST 15. “Kaydet Camp, never again.” The first class returns to barracks. The german this evening is voted a big success. AUGUST l(i-22. The first class invade the lair of the Coast Artillery at Fort II. (i. Wright. In Camp Huger the yearlings reign supreme. AUGUST 24-29 The Battalion goes forth upon a practice march. The old story in a new country. A week of thrilling adventures. AUGUST 29. The rest of the Corps returns from the practice march to welcome 1910 hack from Furlough. Why does a second classman look so disconsolate when he comes back to his dear friends and fond associations? Many forget this despondency, however, at the Furlough Hop. The melancholy daps have come, the saddest of the pear. With mathematics, chemistry, and stress, and double shear, The weary Kaydet now must hone Philosophy's deep lore, And sighs to think of all the tenths he's lost for evermore. — 12« —SEPTEMBER I. Academic work begins again. With reluctant steps we respond to Pfeiffer’s bugle call. Wlmt wonder that the contemplation of another year of honing should make our hearts heavy? SEPTEMBER 29- The last daily parade. September is one of our busiest months and the end of daily parades affords ns some relief in the pursuance of our strenuous existence. OCTOBER 3. The football season In-gins and finds all of us working together "for the honor of the Army.” OCTOBER 17. Yale ( . Army 0. Our friends from New Haven give us a warm afternoon. A notable day and game. OCTOBER 21. The Glee Club concert makes a great hit. Who would ever have thought that the Corps had so much musical technique? OCTOBER MO. The last of the fall drills. One step nearer June. OCTOBER Ml. Princeton 0. Army 0. A gallant chapter in the Army’s history. I'd rather nee the Army play And help along the cheering, Ami then discuss the football dope. Than hone my Engineering. The Savy came to Franklin Field To feed on Army gore, How well they did it you may see By glancing at the score. — 127 —NOVEMBER 1. Gym work begins for the upper classes and riding for the second and third classes. We go forth to meet tile wily Tom Jenks once more. NOVEMBER 3. Straw vote on Presidential election. Taft, 218; Bryan, 117; Debs, 2. NOVEMBER {)• The General goes to fire drill again. We save the Chaplain’s cpiartcrs. NOVEMBER 12. 200 days to June. The. sun disappears. NOVEMBER 13. The first class goes to the Horse Show, and the noble equine is the centre of attraction. NOVEMBER 26. Thanksgiving Day. Runts 6. Flankers . ». A happy omen for the greater game in the near future. NOVEMBER 28. Army ( . Navy 1. The culmination of a season of determined effort. The spirit of Old West Point is once more in evidence. NOVEMBER 2.0. The team returns and no one is forgotten. There is glory enough for all this year. r i M '■ c«cfnlxr a i v x £ s 2 5 4 5 7 6 0 to 2 0 V O rr id tQ 20 2 22 2524 2520 21 2d 20 50% The “dis-sy” Kay del packs his grip Ami hies himself away, I pon a Utile pleasure trip. To ohI Xew York so gay. The stay hack lies upon his bed And cusses all in sight. And not a pleasant word is said From morning until night. DECEMBER 21-23. Semi-annual examinations. These are the bdti’ uoir of the long suffering Goat’s life. Preceded bv weary midnight vigils behind blanketed windows, these are the days when many a Kavdet goes forth annually. with anxious mind, to make an heroic struggle for his continued existence among us. DECEMBER 2a. Christmas. Our opinion of this day depends largely on the point of view. Happy are they who can view it from leave. DECEMBER 26. The Academic Board is heard from, and fifteen of our number leave US. DECEMBER 27. The first class stay backs give an evening banquet. Incidentally all concerned are stung by a wily O. C.5 4 5 o 7 fi 0 10 II 12 ft 14 ft 10 17 d tp 202 22 % ft 26 27 26 JO X I'[ton another year trr enter now. If it h many a resolution lira celt spoke a. Alas! how oft our fervent Xew Year’s vow. Made in a minute, is as tjuickly broken. JANUARY I. New Year's pay. Exhibition ride by the first classmen in the morning. At dinner an old Corps custom still prevails and the usual toasts are rendered. This is one of the few days when the true spirit of the united Corps finds free expression, and it is always one of those occasions which make us feel ! etter toward our neighbor and the world at large. JANUARY 12. The Hoard of Visitors comes, looks around, and departs hence, probably realizing that June is more balmy than January. JANUARY 28. The first class visits Watervlict Arsenal and learns something of the craftsmanship of the real "man behind the gun." 3 2 3 4 5 6 6 Q 0 7 U ft 0 rr i0 q 20 22 2324 2$ 20 27 We re counting off the days till June With fond anticipation. And thinking now of Furlough time. Or camp, or Graduation. FEBRUARY 1. We mourn the departure of Lieutenant Colonel Howie. FEBRUARY 12. Lincoln’s Birthday. A national holiday,—but not one for us. FEBRUARY 20. loo days till June. A landmark in the year’s progress. We sec old Sol once more. FEBRUARY 22. Washington's Birthday. The ridoids of 1P0J give their fourth exhibition ride in the hall. FEBRUARY 27. Hundredth Night Entertainment. The hit of the season. A spicy show with lots of local color presented to a keenly appreciative audience. FEBRl AR 28. Recognition of 1912. Another class has attained its majority. MARCH 1, 1{K 9. The Howitzer goes to press. — 129 —BLOW, Bt'OLK, BLOW 5S JT.WE }.009 HQW!TZER “Hoots, bools, bools, bools. Marching up and down again.” Kiplixg. N the morning of August 24, I9( 8. the Corps of Cadets left West Point on their annual practice march, marking the end of the summer's practical instruction. At Adjutant's call the different units formed line on the Cavalry Plain,—two battalions of infantry, a field battery, a mountain battery, two troops of cavalry; with wagon train and ambulance bringing up the rear. After inspection bv the Superintendent, the entire force passed in review and the Summer Campaign of 1908 was on. The tactical problems worked out during the week consisted of a rear guard action, protection of a railroad, attack of convoy, defense of a defile, forced march to relief of a position, and defense of a position. Every evening there was a general discussion of the day's problem by the opposing commanders and the umpires, but it was generally impossible to convince the loser that he had been licked. FROM A FIRST CLASSMAN’S DIARY. Yesterday was P. M. E. day a steady diet of map making with a lecture for dessert. Pitched a dog ti nt in the dark and rolled in, counting paces in mv sleep, and taking pot shots at a llock of conventional signs with a clinometer, until I was pleasantly awakened by the gentle rain on my upturned face. I struck the tent, and waded to the picket line to single out my beast for a half-hour of manicure and massage. Led him half a mile through tin mud and mire to moisten his TUB STAIIT — 134 —internals, but lie shyly refused to have one on me, so I rode this time to the camp of the dashing jackass battery, where I was welcomed like a long lost brother. Moved out and all went well until one of the lady mules got peevish and decided slic'd have to be coaxed, anyway she desisted from further locomotion in the desired direction. I requested her politely to accompany me. but without result. Plainly it was up to me to show my authority, so I gave her a direct order to proceed, whereupon she coquettishly high kicked in my direction. Becoming incensed I told her she was no lady, and in the future need not expect to be treated as such. I mounted her and applied the aids, as provided in the drill regulations, then dismounted and applied a switch, as forbidden in the drill regulations. 1 thought of “building a fire under her” but there wasn't a dry stick within a mile. Filially I decided to accept the assistance of a four-horse army wagon, got all the tackle adjusted, detailed six switchmen, and gave the word. Hut just about then she decided to yield gracefully to the inevitable, cast off her tow lines, and did the “Full Speed Ahead” act under her own steam. Arrived at tin battlefield just in time to participate in a victory for the other side-—and was gleefully informed that if I had arrived on time tin extra gun would have turned the tables. Of course I couldn’t put the blame off on a lady, so I stood for it, and disgustedly followed the victors into camp. Ami such a camp! Wet? Well, it made a shower bath look dry and dusty. The surgeon told us in his lecture that all water should be filtered, so pitched the tent for this purpose but it only sifted it a little; most came through without any hesitancy. Supped on delicious cold spuds and near-coffee, lit my corn cob, and here I am. And to think that I’d looked forward to first class practice march as a cinch! T11K CAM I AT vrKK.NSBOROUGII 135 —FROM A YEA HI.ISO’S. About 'i A. M. I awoke to a cold and dreary world, and also to the fact that riding breeches are a pretty cold fess as acting pajamas. Accordingly I beat it for the camp tire, where I found a forlorn crowd apparently endeavoring to shiver themselves into a sweat. Presently we broke forth into a dirge, which awakened others who joined us until the whole camp was gathered around waiting for reveille— sweetest music that particular A. M. During the succeeding day we participated in the defense of a railroad. It was a most successful affair for both sides, as we learned in the evening lecture. I’lie military experts who saw tin- affair unanimously disagreed that the attack would have utterly destroyed tin- railroad and that the defense would have successfully held it against all attacks. This seeming paradox need not worry anyone who is familiar with the inner workings of the Toe Department. That night, in order to simulate service conditions, as per order of tin Commandant of Cadets, it began to rain. Spent the next day trying to outflank the enemy by double timing faster than he did. Failed miserably because In- didn’t have so far to go. Reached camp pretty near fagged out. Decided to go to town nevertheless. Borrowed a first classman's revolver and spurs, tied a red bandana handkerchief around my neck, and began to feel real devilish. Nothing to do hut walk up and down the one street of the village, but had a good time at that. Invested heavily in soda water and bought up all the Peters’ chocolate in town. After supper went to a hop at a hotel three miles from camp. My borrowed pistol and spurs made a great hit with the femmes, even if the spurs did cause more or less damage to their dresses when it came to dancing. Didn t get in till 1 o clock, hut .as I had neglected to pitch my dog tent nobody was any the wiser. Slept in the cook tent. Felt rather tired the next day. May lie I don’t get enough sleep,—but then one isn t supposed to sleep when he is simulating service conditions. now run nvnLK "'s M,ST — l :jfi —A PLEBE'S. This morning, as oil the four previous. I was awakened liy the "gentle rain from Heaven." said “gentle rain" being plenty able to float a eanal boat. Remembered I was on the kitchen detail, so went down to the cook tent to get warm and was promptly put to work peeling potatoes, a most romantic occupation. After the regular morning concert by the Hell Cat Band. 1 poured pink tea at a rather informal al fresco breakfast, and then took the kitchen apart and loaded it on the company wagon. Almost everyone hail gone by this time, so I double timed merrily along after them. Soon caught the company, also something else for trying to deadbeat. Our gallant Tae led us through marsh and swamp to a bloodless victory over a battery already captured. Arrived at camp and pitched the cook tent,—the tac’s tent, the company officers' tent, in fact most any old tent that seemed to need pitching. That night a crowd of us decided to go to town. After an hour’s walk on dark and muddy roads came to the conclusion that we had missed it somehow, or had walked through it without knowing if. Soiih ImmIv suggested that he'd had about enough walking, and without a word of dissent wc all turned around and retraced our steps. We reached camp just lieforc taps, only to find that some thoughtful fib- had borrowed our blankets. We borrowed some wood from the cook tent, started a fire, and waited for reveille. The next day wc had another "problem" which ended up with a hurrah somewhere near Lusk Reservoir, after the customary mystifying maiueuvres to get into position. I understand that Mr. Ord made a great ambush somewhere, but ! didn’t do anything but manoeuvre and shoot mv gun to make a noise for tin- benefit of Unpeople of the Post. After we got back I asked my wife who has been in the militia, what it was all about, lie smiled sadly and said it reminded him of a piece in his Fifth Reader which ended like this: "Why. that I do not know." quoth he, "But twas a famous victory!" COMING INTO CAM I' — 139 —“Tight! Tight! Tight!” Al ihc Navy game in Philadelphia, during a moment of suspense between cheers, someone started the refrain. “ Fight, fight, fight." Spreading instantaneously through the Corps, it was promptly adopted as the Army's watchword, and throughout the remainder of the game the stands throbbed with the stirring slogan. ense Is the strain In the stands today.— Six to four, and the " Army leads! And. charging In vain gainst the line of gray. Oho shattered Ravv attack recedes.— .for the thought that nerves every "Army's son “3s not the renown of an athlete's might. Rut the call of the Corps, that swells in one Reverberant chorus. ‘‘“Tight! “Tight! “Tight!"' 3be bed of the thicket Is stained with red. So fierce was the Rtoro ambuscade: Tfalf the men down, and the captain dead. A.nd each tree shelters a rebel blade. Rut the boy. with never a blush of fear. “Torms the shattered ranks, drives the foe In flight '"’Sox the Corps from afar still speaks to hint clear. "And the word that he b nrs is‘‘“Tight! “Tight! “Tight!” T3bls Is the message that evermore. bile endlessly stretches the firm gray line. Eacb on hears whispered anew by the Corps. “Vour life no longer Is wholly thine. our utmost strength and vour fullest meed Of service Is pledged as the Ration’s right. "And all through life's battle, this be vour creed And watchword forever: '“Tight! Tight! Tight! ’' — no —TI lE'KMHM! IOWITZE HISTORY. ALTHOUGH tin- Military Academy was the first of the educational institutions of this nation to recognize the value of a uniform system of physical training, having established such a course as early as 1817. it was the last of the important colleges of our nation to allow its students to enter the field of competitive athletics. The Academic Board dreaded the results of allowing cadets to participate in contests with the representatives of other schools, and. for nearly a century, outdoor sports received but scant encouragement. In 1890 the first step was taken in this direction. games being played with outside teams in baseball, while in November of this year we met the Navy in football, this being the first athletic contest to be held with our Annapolis rivals. At the present time contests with outside teams are held in five branches of athletics, viz, football, baseball, fencing, basketball, and hockey, in the first three of which our representatives meet those of the Navy annually. In addition to the altovc mentioned sports, track work, tennis, golf. polo, and wrestling have been introduced and encouraged during the past few years. The present system of indoor gymnastics dates from 188 . ORGANIZATION AND SUPPORT. The financial support of athletics at the Academy is derived solely from the contributions of officers, cadets, and friends of the Academy. In 1892, through the efforts of Captain Koehler, the regulation and administration of organized athletics were placed by the Superintendent in the hands of the Army Athletic Association, active membership in which was restricted to officers on duty at West Point. During the sixteen years of its existence, cadet athletics were managed with great success, and under its supervision most creditable work was done by the representatives of the Corps. However, the status of the Association was hardly an official one, and. owing to the fact that the authorities at the Academy were legally responsible for the conduct of Corps athletics, it was deemed advisable in 1908 to vest the entire control of such matters in a council appointed for that purpose by the Superintendent. The official nature of the present council gives it a prestige that was not possible under the old regime. This council is assisted by an advisory cadet council, composed of one representative from each class, and the captains of the three principal athletic teams. OFFICERS' ATHLETIC COUNCIL FOR 1909. Brigadier-General James B. Aleshirc. Quartermaster General, Representative for the War Department. — 142 —Lieutenant-Colonel William H. Gordon, Professor. Lieutenant-Colonel Charles M. Gandy, Surgeon. Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick W. Sihlev, Commandant of Cadets. Captain William It. Grove, Commissary. Quartermaster and Commissary of Cadets. Captain Joseph S. Herron, 2nd Cavalry, Adjutant Military Academy. Captain Herman J. Koehler, L. S. Army. Master of the Sword. 1st Lieutenant W. I). Smith. I Itli Cavalry. Assistant to the Quartermaster. Captain Clement A. Trott, ,' th Infantry, Baseball Representative. 1st Lieutenant Henry M. Nelly. 20th Infantry. Football Representative. CADET ATHLETIC COUNCIL FOR 1.000. Ronald I). Johnson. Representative for "1000.” Harry I). Chamberlin. Representative for "1010.” Alexander I). Surlcs. Representative for "1011.” Robert F. Hyatt. Representative for “11)12." Daniel 1). Pullen. Captain Football Team. Charles B. Meyer. Captain Baseball Team. Robert Sears, Captain fencing Team. PURPOSE AND SCOPE. Although the glorification of the Military Academy and the maintenance of its proudest traditions must always be among the leading purposes of Corps athletics, there is yet a deeper significance attached to tin labors of those Cadets who strive for success in the various branches of competitive sport. Our teams do not represent the Corps and the Academy alone in a broader sense they represent the Army of the United States, and wherever organizations of that Army may lx stationed, there will be found loyal hearts who look with pride upon the achievements of the cadet teams and who share with those present at the Academy the hopes and fears which attend each athletic season. The deeds of the West Point teams and the example and teachings of its athletic heroes are a constant aid and inspiration to general athletics throughout the Army. This is a fact to lx- constantly borne in mind bv those now at the Academy. Our teams represent the Army, and whatever is done by us along athletic lines is done not for ourselves alone, but for others. THE COACHES. In the development of the cadet athletic teams the coaches have, from the lx -gilining, played a most conspicuous part. In baseball, professional coaching with graduate assistance, has given generally good results in the past, and there is every reason to look for still better work in the future. The fencing instructors now at the Academy have been largely responsible for the establishment of a truly remarkable record. In football we have not been blind to the advantage of the styles of play in vogue at other colleges, and while adhering as far as possible to a graduate coaching staff, we have not hesitated to obtain outside assistance. It is believed by competent judges that our present coaching system is an excellent one; certainly, if results are any criterion of merit, we must maintain that it was good enough last season to satisfy the most captious critic. A large share of credit for the achievements of the past and a great amount of our confidence of future success arc due to the unfaltering efforts and unselfish devotion of those who have been and now are in charge of the instruction of our athletic teams. It is the duty of the Corps to render the coaches the same loyal support and hearty cooperation in their work which it extends to the men who fight on our teams. — 143 —I Air: "Tippkhahy” When you see that old veteran Army Team Come hounding over the ropes. And settle right down to a winning game That breaks the Navy’s hopes. It makes every genuine soldier's heart Fill up with jov and pride That lie’s of the metal that makes the team. And that lie roots on the Army side. Throughout this country far and wide And islands far away, Kneh heart in blue beats hard and heats true For the Army. Ci oars: Army. Army, you’re a wonder; You will snow the Middies under: Win this game without a blunder, for You've got to win, you’ve got to win. And down that Navy, down that Navy; It's for the honor of the Army. LONG COUPS YELL Kali, Hah. Hay, Hah. Hah, Hay, West Point West Point AH-MAY! Hay, Hay, Hay, Hah. Hah. Hall. Hail. Hail, Hah. Hah, West Point! West Point! West Point! CHARGE YELL. Hah. rah, rah, rah, Ki-yi, Ki-yi, Ki-yi. Ki-yi, Ki-vi. Ki-yi. Ki-yi, Wow. wow. wow, Ki-yi, Ki-yi. Ki-yi, Wow. wow. wow, CHARGE! Air: “Women” For this Season, the old Army Mule Has adopted the same sporting rule Which he holds as inherited right; And that rule is “tight, tight, tight.” So the Tiger of Princeton must fall; And the Yale Hulldog taste hitter gall; While the beaten Navy Goat Must leave land and liourd a Itoat, To be safe on his sen of tears. Air: “O'Hkii.ly” The Army. The Army. The Army’s a team that’s sure.stormy. So Iwat it. you sailor lads, run fore tin-wind, When our men first blew in here Your team was skinned. Poor Navy, dear Navy, Not even your anchors can save ye. Your flukes have all stuck but your line gave way In this terrible cyclone, the Army. CHEER LEADERS: LEE, J. C. H. KELLY, E. L. McGEE — 144 —TllfcVJOOOjI Q ;! Tf, EVL T tin- commencement of the football season of IJK)8, the outlook for a winning team was none too bright. The eleven of which we had hoped so much the year before had met defeat, and several of its stars had since been lost by graduation. Not a class now at the Academy had seen a victory over the Navy. That fact alone was sufficient to instil a spirit of grim determination into every one connected with the development of the Army team. The Navy must Ik beaten! That was the keynote of the entire season. The coaches took it as their single aim and kept it constantly before them in their plans for the season's work. Kvcry man on the squad, from the captain to the scrubs, felt that this was their whole duty. The Corps adopted this sentiment as their slogan from the beginning, and, led by a dauntless and untiring cheer-leader, the gray clad battalion stood shoulder to shoulder behind that team from start to finish, according it a support which was constant in its fervor and untiring loyalty throughout the vicissitudes of a trying season. The summer practice brought out more men than ever Ik fore, and a presage of the enthusiasm of the coming autumn was to bo seen in the unusual interest manifested in football during the sultry afternoons of Camp Ruger. As soon as the fall work began, the intense feeling of all concerned was apparent. The spirit of the season communieated itself to every man on the field and every rooter in the stands. The veterans and the younger blood on the team were alike animated by the same sense of a great task to be performed. No petty feeling of jealousy, no selfish personal ambition, sprang up to neutralize the earnest endeavors of the coaches or place in jeopardy our chances of ultimate success. The fighting qualities of the team were splendidly exhibited in the magnificent defense which immortalized the Princeton game. As the season progressed, these dualities became more pronounced and the fervor of the Corps l ecamc more ardent. When the work of preparation was over on the eve of the departure of the squad for Philadelphia, the enthusiasm of the season culminated in a grand mass meeting, where the Intensity of feeling in the Corps rose to such heights that even those who have watched the progress of Army elevens since 181)0 were forced to admit that never before had such an exhibition of encouragement and devotion been seen at the Academy. Hacked by this sincere confidence and unwavering support, the team of 11)08. uncredited by outside critics with more than a fighting chance of victory. went forth to meet the best eleven that the Naval Academy has ever produced. Two days later, on the historic ground of Franklin Field, the Army accepted that “fighting chance'’ and made good. On that dav the strength of the JV r i v my, ;t ft , tM tw Om.. . -•" »«" y • !"»• •i r '' » seit ■ «.U Ini )unxy« tu« U Well fir Ar. AVviv' , 1 e. 'Ji twrI 'ly.t loitf -Mr.i _'■» tmf ■!«!»-.% — 146 —train and the loyalty of the Corps were put to the supreme test. How well the eleven stood that test the story of the game will tell. A courage more than human urged the Army team on to a victory over the gallant defenders of the Blue and Gold, and the spirit of that battle found utterance in the spontaneous cry of FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! which burst forth from the Cadet stands in the intervals between the regular yells, and kept from our ear throughout the struggle the sound of the Navy siren. When the referee’s whistle sounded the close of the game, the work of months had been crowned with success. The goal which had been kept constantly in view from the beginning had been achieved- All honor to every coach and player who in any way contributed to the result of the season’s lalmr! May all succeeding years witness the same hearty co-operation among the coaches, team, and the Corps, and may all future teams be instilled with the same spirit which brought to its glorious climax the season of Ithat spirit so well in keeping with the traditions of our Alma Mater, the spirit of FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! Utah -uc a tu ms ■4ftndkug -puis nsifr - COA(t JVCovv unit oU HES YltwtS 40JJT J O on-C' caJeXco jh r J 4ick'‘jouA'rtUicld iv: trUs tAAlJlS bJCk . •f' uJtClcJy tev ' ! ,r ft -■ "•.THE-IOOO-HOWITZER- y y lU CAl'T.MN 1 111 LOON The Te ro First Team Class Weight Second Team Johnson I’nderwood . .. ...’09 ...’09 160 t 153 f . I .eft End Byrne . . . 10 179 . . Left Tackle .... Wikr .. . i l 193 . . Left Guard . .. . Nix Piiiloon M OSS ... 09 .. .'09 170 . 184 . . Bight Guard . . . . PCLI.KN Besson . . .'10 ...'09 188 178 i . Right Tackle ... Stearns Carbkrry ...'09 . . .'10 152 | . 140 • Right End Goetz Hyatt .. . 12 155 . .Quarterback Hr iv 163 . I , ft Hnlf Hack.. t ( OI.ES 1 Simpson Gkeble ...‘09 Mil . Right I falf Hack . . ( Mocntforo I Taylor, H. L. Chamberlin .. .. .’10 163 . .Full Back ( Beard Average weiglit of team, 167. Average weight of line, 169-4 Average weight of backs, I ( 0.5 Substitutet: 1st Team—Bakur, Kf.hn, Sriu.Es, Biiownk, C. J.. Wood, Nix, Devore, Walmsley, Keyes. 2nd Team—Gaok, Patton, Carrithkrs, Micks, F. H., Homer, Arnold, McDonald, Spalding. Trainer, Mr. James Temple. Captain, 1 08—Wallace ('. Piiiloon. Captain, 1 09—I) NIRL I). POLLEN. Manager, 1 108—Howard I.. Kelly. Manager, 1JJ0J)—( iiari.es Mines. Space does not permit ns to say more than a few words about the work of the third team. This team consisted of men not on the regular squad and was coached by Lieutenant Zell and Cadet Fowler. Cadet Polk. 10, was captain of the team. Six games were played and the team made a record of 147 points, not a point being scored against them. All of these games were with preparatory schools in the vicinity. — 148 —HE initial game of the season was with Tufts, on October 3rd, and resulted in a victory for the Army by a score of 5 to 0. Advantage was taken of this first opportunity to try out much of the new material; twenty-one men were sent in by the Army. The touchdown was the direct result of a well executed forward pass. Against Trinity, a week later, we rolled up a for-midablc total of thirty-three points. The features of this game were a sixty yard dash for a touchdown by Dean and Brown’s blocking of a forward pass, followed by a thirty yard run to the Trinity gonl. Dean kicked a clean goal from the field in the first half. The first real test of tin; season came with the Yale game on October 17th. The weather was exceptionally warm—more conducive to the comfort of spectators than to that of players. This game always awakens public interest as it is regarded as a critical point in the development of both teams. Yale had a great advantage in point of weight as their team was heavier than ours by twenty pounds to tin- man. There was a thrill in store for the Army sympathizers at the very beginning of the game. Greblc made a fair catch of one of C’oy’s punts on Yale’s fortv-onc yard line and Dean attempted a goal from the field that went outside the posts by a matter of inches. The remainder of the half was a punting duel with the advantage with the Army. We kept the ball constantly in Yale’s territory and at no time was our goal line in any danger. The beginning of the second half saw no changes in either team. The kicking game was again taken up and Coy’s punting showed a slight improvement over what ARMY 5 TUFTS 0 ARMY 33 TRINITY 0 ARMY 0 YALE 6 KF.HX AHOl'N'D F.XDARMY 6 COLGATE 0 lu had done in the first half. Once Yale marched the ball down to our twenty-five yard line only to lose it on a fumble which Cireble covered. Hack and forth surged the play, and as the minutes slipped by. it began to look as though last year’s zero to zero score would Ik repeated. Unfortunately, one of our men was caught holding on one of Coy’s punts and the ball went to Yale on our twenty-five yard line. From this point the Yale back field battered its way bv straight line bucking to our four yard line and Coy carried the ball across for the only score of the game. The extremely warm weather made the contest a gruelling one and robbed the play of much snap and vigor. 1 lie following Saturday wc played Colgate in the midst of a driving rain that made the gridiron slippery and footing precarious. Colgate had one opportunity to score early in the game, when a fumble gave them a chance for a field goal, but a fifty yard run by (treble carried the play into Colgate’s territory and we soon forced the ball over for a touchdown. Every ot'hCir- do v n The last dav of October brought the second big game of the season. This time we faced the Princeton Tiger. Our opponents were nearing the end of their season and had only two more games to play, while we were somewhat crippled by the loss of the services of Moss, Chamberlin and Wood. The day was cold and a twenty-five mile wind was blowing from the north. Philoon was so lucky as to win the toss and chose to defend the north goal with the wind in his favor. Princeton kicked oft to Dean and the fight was on. For a tiuu the ball stayed in our territory, in spite of some good work by (Jreblc and Kern. A dashing end run by Tibbott advanced VAI.E ItLWNIXc; BAC K A PUNT — i:»2 —toy AXI) I'XDERWOon BEFORE Princeton t o our twenty-two yard line, where Dillon called for a forward pass which went out of bounds on our twelve yard line. The next pi a y brought the Corps to its feet with a yell, for (Jreblc by a magnificent punt sent the ball swirling far over the heads of the Princeton backs. It travelled eighty yards before going out of bounds. I.ater in the half (Jreblc repeated this performance by standing on his thirty yard line and sending the ball across Princeton's goal line In-fore it could In- secured by their back field. At no time after the first few minutes of play was our goal menaced. The second half found the wind against us. Princeton worked the ball to our twelve yard line. And right here came the finest playing of tin- game—a struggle that made every Army man proud of the fighting spirit of his team. Three plunging charges by tin- Tigers went to pieces against our line and the ball came to us. 1 lie wind was playing havoc with Grcble’s punts and a successful onsidc kick by Princeton again gave them tin ball oil our six yard line. Once more the Tiger attack was hurled against tin- Army defense and once more it was thrown back. When Grcble punted, the ball went out of liOUlids on our five yard line. It seemed more than one could ask of mortal men to once more thrust back three smashing attacks and prevent Princeton’s crossing the scant live yards that separated them from a touchdown. Hut every man in the Corps was on his feet shouting encouragement to the team. The old fighting spirit of the Army showed supreme in that moment, for after the next three plays the Tigers had not only failed to gain but they had liecn thrust hack five yards. (Jreblc then got off a good punt and the danger was past, for Princeton bad no more chances to score ami the game ended a tie. with the honors to the Arinv. The schedule had l»ccn planned so that no big games should come during YoV ANI) rXllKHHO(ll) AFTER" u ARMY 0 PRINCETON 0 — 153 —TIIE 100© 11 ! TZ ER ARMY 6 SPRINGFIELD 5 the four weeks immediately preceding the Navy gome. The object whs to bring the team to this culminating struggle in the Inst possible condition. A second team was sent in at the beginning of the game with Springfield Training School. Five times the ball was carried almost across the opponents' goal line and five times the Army was set back on penalties. An unexpected score by Springfield in the second half rendered quick action imperative. Only five minutes of play remained, so Philoon and Greblc were rushed in. The Springfield line melted before the Army attack, and in five plays the ball was carried fifty-five yards for a touchdown. Washington and Jefferson brought a strong team and early scored a touchdown on a forty yard run from a delayed pass. Soon after we battered our way forty yards through their line for a touchdown. The game with Villanova. on November 31st. showed the real strength ARMY W. J. ARMY 25 VILLANOVA 0 I IK Ml AGAIN of the Army offense. Old style football prevailed and the Army piled up twenty-five points. The result seemed to indicate that the Army team was working tip to the climax of a well rounded season. There was no hint of over-confidence, but such a decisive victorv over a team as strong as Villanova led to a feeling that the team would be in its fullest development for the big game one week later. And then, on November 28th. came the supreme test the seventy crucial minutes on Franklin Field, the result of which marks our football season as successful or the opposite. The Navy's veteran team was the best they had ever produced. According to the newspaper accounts the Army had little chance for a victory, and in Philadelphia the odds hung around five to three on the Navy. — 1.14 —The gods were propitious and gave us ideal football weather. A gayer or more enthusiastic crowd never assembled at Franklin Field. At 1 :S0 the Corps marched through the gates and took its place in the south stand. There was little laughter or merriment; every face was stamped with a grim determination that spoke volumes for the spirit of the gray clad contingent. The last three years had brought one tie and two defeats; and for one class it was the last chance to see the Navy go down in defeat. Every man was strong with the resolve to do his little all to aid the Army team to victory. The Navy team was the first to appear, and scarcely had the tumult of their welcome subsided when our warriors dashed out. Every man was on his feet in an instant, heads were hared, and lusty throats carried spirit and encouragement to the team. A few moments of practice, and the rival captains met at the centre of the field. Northcroft won tin- toss and chose to defend the west goal. A hush of expectancy settled upon the crowd as Dean poised the hall on a little mound at the centre of the field. The whistle blew, a dull thud, a curving yellow streak rose in the air. and the fight was on. Scarce three minutes had passed when tin- play was made that brought joy and exultation to every Army man. Greblc. standing on his twenty-five yard line, got off a punt that went to the Navy forty-five yard line. The hall got away from I.ange, and Chamberlin, coming down the field like a whirlwind. leaped high into the air and clutched it. Without slackening speed he was off for the Navy goal line, with I.ange close behind. — 155 —Ten. twenty, thirty yards hr made before Lange brought him to earth on the four yard line. No power on earth could have kept the Army team from gaining that coveted distance, and in two smashes Dean was pushed over C aptain Xorthcroft for the winning touchdown. The Army side went wild, and before the excitement hail liegim to subside Dean kicked the goal, adding one more point to our score. The Navy was bewildered, but by no means disheartened. They came back with noble spirit and commenced a deter-U.o Pav mined assault on the Army line, but with little result until near vVun- •' the end of the first half. A twenty yard run back by Lange, followed by a succession of line gains, placed them on our ten yard line with four yards to go for a first down. The Army team was fighting now, so Lange decided to try a field goal instead of attempting to carry the ball the coveted distance. Dropping hack to the fifteen yard line, lie booted the hall squarely between the goal posts. The remainder of the half was a punting duel, in the course of which neither goal was menaced. The Navy came back in the second half determined to do or die. lint they met their match in the fighting spirit of the Army team. The kicking game prevailed, and the handling of the punts by the Army back field was faultless. The play was once carried to the Navy thirty yard line and a forward pass put it on their ten yard line, but the officials decided that the pass was illegal and the ball went over to the Navy. Again the kicking game was taken up and tin- punts followed one another in quick succession, .fust as one of Lange's punts settled into Dean’s arms on our tin yard line, the whistle blew, and the game was over with a victory for the Army. “WKST 1 01 NT ! FIVE POINTS.'" — 130 —The New York Sun says of the game: “When it came right down to fmtthall the Navy eleven was outclassed. The Army rush line was on tiptoe at all times, breaking through quickly and blocking with remarkable strength. The backfield worked like a piece of well- ARMY 6 NAVY 4 oiled machinery and during the second half did so much effective battering that the Annapolis eleven was literally cut to pieces, so that Ik fore the game ended the Navy had six substitutes in the line-up. The game was remarkable for the fact that the ball was punted almost incessantly. In the exchanges it was apparent that the Army had a slight advantage. but in spite of so much kicking there was little muffing." All honor to every man who fought for the Army on that glorious day! All honor to the coaches who worked so conscientiously for this great result! Guard well the unquenchable spirit of that hour and victory can but perch on the Army banner in the future. — 157 —Surrjrriary of the Garoe .Johnson .............. Byrne, Besson ......... Wikr .................. Pm loon ((’apt.) ... Moss. Nix ........... Pl'LLEN ............. Stearns, ( rbkrhy . . Hyatt ............... Dean ................ ( i II Ell I.K ......, Chamberlin, Walmsley ..Q. B. L. H. B R. H. B ..F. B. ......Jones, Carey. ORTHO UO FT ((’apt). . . Meyer. Reinecke. . Slinoluff, Brandt. ............ Wright. Leighton, Stewart. . . Reiksnyder, Cobb. .............. Lange. .... Dalton, Sewell. ............. Clay. ....... Richardson. Touchdown Dean. Goal from touchdown- Dean. Goal from Held—Lange. Referee—Mr. Evans, of Williams. Umpire—Dr. Sharp, of Vale. Field Judge—Mr. Marshall, of Harvard. Head l.inesmau Dr. Torrey, of Pennsylvania. Time of halves, 35 minutes. Attendance $0,000. — 158 —CAPTAIN MOL'NTFOUD Hill tiers of the 44 A. Moi xtfokd, 'OR- -Catcher. .‘5rd base Mkvkr, ’OR 1st base 11 akiiison, 1 2—2nd has Dkvkiis, ’OR Short stop Tkaihk. ’Op—Srd base, left field Andkiison, ’12—Centre field Havkrkamp. 10—Right field CioxsKH, ’ll Catcher M Coach. ’10 (’atelier Hyatt, ’12—Pitcher Coach Houi.k Other Players Senxkidkk, 1 2—Short stop L’m.oa, ’12 Left field Day, ’1 2—Right field 11VA its, 10 Right field Rii.ky. ’12—Pitcher M( Neal, ’10- Pitcher Cook, '1C Short stop Johnson, ’OR Outfield Crawford, 1). M.. '12— Outfield Captain Mocntford The Tearn Manager—Smith, R. I). Batting and Fielding Averages Batting Names Games Position A.B R. 1 B. T B. McCosch 3 c- 10 4 6 6 Harrison 16 2 b, | 63 6 18 25 Ulloa 6 Lf.,cJ. 18 3 5 7 Meyer 16 1 b 61 8 14 20 And rson IS cf. 57 3 13 IS MounUord 16 C. .5.8..3b bl 7 13 17 Hyatt 16 p..3b ,l.f 53 5 II 12 Haverkamp 14 r.f. 35 4 7 10 Conser 10 c. 30 2 6 7 Byars 5 Lf., r.f. IS 2 3 3 Schneider 5 s.s 16 1 3 5 Day 8 If., r.f. 29 3 5 6 Teague 9 3 b. I f. 24 1 4 4 Riley 6 P- IS 0 2 2 Devers 8 9.S. 19 1 2 2 Fiklding SB. S H. P.c. PO A. E- T.C. AC PC 0 0 .600 7 0 0 7 7 1.000 5 2 .286 31 35 5 71 6b .930 1 0 -278 7 7 0 7 7 1.000 6 2 .230 159 7 8 174 166 .954 4 1 .228 34 1 3 38 35 .921 S I .213 60 25 6 91 85 .934 0 I • 208 1 1 46 4 61 57 .934 0 0 .200 3 1 3 7 4 .971 0 0 200 81 9 6 96 90 .938 0 0 • 200 2 1 2 5 3 .600 1 0 ■ 188 8 8 6 22 .6 .727 0 1 172 8 1 4 13 9 .692 2 I .167 7 10 7 24 17 .708 0 1 ■ 133 1 13 0 14 14 1 000 1 1 .I0S, 7 7 2 16 14 875 — 102 —_ - T1IE1900 HOWITZER- J HEX the season of IJJ08 begun, all hut two of the veterans of the previous year's nine had been lost hv graduation. Dr. Houle again acted as coach. Indoor praetiee started in February under the direction of Christy Mathcwson, but. as is usual owing to our late spring, satisfactory outdoor practice could not be bad prior to April 11th. On this date the season commenced with a 3—1 victory over Union. Itilev and Hyatt were tried out in the box in this game and in the following one with Manhattan. This game was close throughout but a trick play enabled the New Yorkers to win out, 7 ( . Schneider replaced Dcvers at short in the Williams game. Hyatt pitched and the score was 3—0 in the visitors' favor when the home nine came to hat in the ninth. A fine rally, in which three timely hits helped to bring in four runs, landed the game for the Army. Fordlmni brought up its customary veteran team and won a close game, j—3. The local representatives unlimited their opponents hut gave Hi ley ragged support at critical moments. Yale came on April 2 Jth. In the first inning the Elis filled flu- sacks with none out. but Hyatt’s clever twirling prevented a tally. The blue was not to be denied, however, and landed on I im for four hits and two runs in the next inning Itilev then went in tin- Im . but was touched up freely. Yale making in all thirteen hits for six runs. The Virginia game was a pitcher's battle between Riley and Walker. It was terminated by a rain-storm in the eighth, when each side had one run to its credit. our j( ft handed twirier fanned ten men. — 103 —1000IIOWITZE] Pennsylvania got off with an early lead, but we took it from them in tin sixth when a batting streak was developed which brought in four earned runs. Simpson then went in the Im x for the visitors and prevented further scoring, striking out twelve of our men in six innings. Penn tied the score in the seventh and poor fielding gave them the winning run in the twelfth. Lehigh got but four scattered hits off Hvatt and was beaten 8- 1. Then Brown defeated us, !i 8, in a fourteen inning struggle. Krrors helped the visitors along. Harrison’s hatting and fielding were the features. Although outbatted, the Dartmouth team played an errorless game, overcame our early lead, and defeated us, 1 • . There was only one run scored in the Wesleyan game and the visitors got that by good inside baseball. I'lloa and Day were now playing in the outfield with Anderson. Columbia won. 7—3, by good stick work. Inability to hit with men on hags again proved our undoing. Dovers was put hack at short in this game. McXeal pitched in the Trinity game and held the visitors to three scattered singles, the Army winning, ;V 0. '1 his was the last game before the annual contest with the Navy. At this time the Academic Board saw fit to remove I'lloa and Day from the squad, so that our team went down to Annapolis deprived of the services of these men and of Riley. Teague, though not an outfielder, was put in left field and Hawrkamp in right for the big game. The Navy started off with two runs in the first inning, and in the second a succession of hits and errors gave them eight runs and cinched the game. Our men never had a chance to do anything while Douglass was in the Im x, but touched up Lamphicr, who succeeded him in the ninth, for three runs. Great credit is due to the Army nine for its game tight in the face of an overwhelming defeat. The corc: V» — 164 — AB It H PO A E AB It H PO A K Bacon. 2b. . . . .... a 8 2 2 1 0 Moi’NTFonn, 3b. . ..3 1 1 0 3 1 Gim.am. ss. . . . 2 3 3 2 1 M i m. lb 0 0 1 1 0 3 Wilson, 3b. .. . ...5 1 0 0 0 0 Harrison, 2b. . . 0 0 3 0 1 Sticks, lb.... . ...5 2 2 r 1 0 H WKIIKAMI . rf. .. .3 0 0 0 0 1 Lanoe. If . .. .3 2 1 2 1 0 Anokhson, cf... . . .4 0 1 4 0 1 0 I 2 0 1 . . .3 0 0 1 7 2 Jones, cf 4 3 2 1 0 1 Teague. If . . . 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 I .MHSC II. c. . 4 2 12 1 0 (JoNSKIl, e . . .2 I I 3 1 I Docoi.ass, p. . 3 1 1 0 o 1 DeVKHS, ss . . .2 0 1 1 3 0 Lami'iiikr, p.. . .. . .0 0 0 0 0 0 Johnson, rf. . . . . . . 1 1 0 0 0 0 Mi-Coach, c.... 2 2 2 0 0 0 Totals .. 4.8 Hi 14 27 8 4 31 5 (i 24 14 12 Army.............0 0 0 0 I 0 I 0 3— o Nnvy.............2 8 0 8 0 3 0 0 x—l(j Karned runs—Navy I. Army I. Stolen bases—Gillnm 2. Bacon, Wilson, Stiles, Lange, I)aguc, Jones, Mount ford, Meyer. Sacrifice hits Jones, Douglass. Two base bits—Jones. I.eft on bases— Navy 8. Army 8. First base on errors Navy 8. Army 3. Double plays Ilambsch and Bacon. Gillum and Stiles. Struck out- by Douglass 11. by Ilvatt 3. Bases on balls off Douglass 8, off Hyatt 2, off Lamphicr 1. Hit bv pitcher—Havcrkamp, I.umphicr. Wild pitches—Douglass I. Hyatt 2. Passed balls- Hambseli 1. Gonser -I. I'mpirc—Mr. Higler. — 165 —Two games were still left on our schedule. Amherst brought n fast, well balanced team, and defeated us. 8 . {. The season closed with our annual game with the Seventh Regiment. Duyo and "Poe" Ayers were in the points for the New Yorkers, while Hvatt and Mount ford constituted the Army battery. With the score 1 I against in the ninth, two singles, a double, and Meyer's home run gave us four runs and the game. So ended the season of 1008, and in reviewing its record we must not forget the handicap under which the squad labored, owing to the graduation of two classes since the preceding season, and to the many obstacles wdiich arose to hinder the development of a winning team. Mount ford and the men under him are entitled to much credit for the way they worked in the face of these adverse conditions. Sammy Strang will coach the team of 1000 and "Herray” Meyer has been elected Captain. Every effort will he made to avenge last year’s defeat, and all that the team asks of the Corps is that they back them up with the same spirit of loyalty and fight which characterized the football season last fall. Schedule for 1008. Team Army Opponc Union 1 Manhattan P 1 Williams $ Fordliam r Yale o 6 Virginia l Pennsylvania 4 s Lehigh l 5 Dartmouth 2 4 Wesleyan 0 1 C olumhia Pf 7 Trinity 0 Navy 16 Amherst 8 Seventh Regiment. . 4 Schedule for loop. Date T earn Apr. 10 •• It " 17 " 21 " 24 •• 28.... May 1 •• 5 • 4 8 " 12 •• 13 •• 10.... • 22 • • 26 .Trinity " 20.... 44 81 June 2 • 5 — 1G6 —1000 HOWITZER N looking over the article on fencing in last year's 1 low it ka you will find that it closes with a stirring call to arms, a plea to win back tin- Intercollegiate Fencing Trophy which has so often been in our keeping. That this call was heeded, and how well, is known to us all, for, in a fitting close to an entirely satisfactory season, during which we had won everything in which wc had been entered, the team came home victorious from the Intercollegiate Meet. In the past then- has seemed to he a tendency to extol the virtues of fencing, its value as an exercise, its importance as a sport and an effort to arouse interest in it. hut the mere fact that in it we meet tin- Navy, and that for a place on its team we bestow an "A.” arc sufficient evidences of its place in the Academy life. Then-fore we will pass at once to the record of the last season, a record of which wc may justly be proud, which tells far latter than would anything else of the perseverance and hard work of the team, lint first we will append a summary of the outcome of the Intercollegiate Meets in which we have participated in the past. YEAR FIRST 8ECOXI) Tiiian 1902 Army Columbia Navy 1908 Army Columbia Yale 1.901 Army Columbia Cornell 1905 Navy Army Columbia 190( Army I harvard Navy 1907 Navy Array Cornell 1908 Army Navy Cornell ) Columbia ) During these seven meets we have turned out five individual champions; Strong '01 tying for that honor in 1902 with Whittier of the Navy and Clarke of Columbia: Breckinridge ’OA and Honeycutt '01 tying for it in 190S with Clarke of Columbia; Honeycutt 01 winning it with a clean score in 1.001; and finally Williford ’0(i and Dickinson ’08 tying for it in 1 Since then the individual event has not l»ccn fenced off. but in 1907 Dickinson 'OS easily proved himself the champion by winning every one of his bouts in the meet. The season began with the winning of the Junior Team Foil Competition held by the French Y. M. C. A. of Brooklyn under the auspices of the Amateur Fencers' League of America. Each member of the team, composed of Dickinson '08. Sneed )8 and Sears ’() ). received a gold medal. This was the first time that the Army had participated in this event, which was not limited as most of our contests arc, to teams from the colleges, but included representatives from the New York Athletic Club. The New York Turn-Vcrcin, the Crescent Athletic Club and the Fencers' Club. The next event was the competition for the Manriquc Cup, a trophy presented by It. K. Manriquc for open competition among teams from the colleges and amateur clubs. Similarly, wc had never before been entered in this competition, but our team. — 1G8 —TmviooiM lowrrzER composed this time of Dickinson '08. Sears '09, and Greblc '09, was again successful. Cornell was second in a Held including teams from the New York Turn-Vcrein, the Fencers’ Club, the Mask and Foil. Yale. Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania. It is only necessary to win this cup twice—provided it be twice in succession—to hold it. so that the team this year will make a strong effort to turn the trick again. The early graduation of the class of 1908 threatened disaster to the team, in that bv it we lost the services of Sneed and Dickinson, the latter, the individual intercollegiate champion of the year before. But fortunately the threatened disaster failed to materialize, and a splendid team was turned out in spite of the handicap. Solilberg and Cocroft, both of the class of 1910, stepping into the empty places. The team for the season of 1908 (after Dickinson and Sneed of '08 had graduated) consisted of Scars, ’09. captain; Cocroft and Solilberg, 10; and the squad of Mills, manager; Hanna. Greble and Harding of '09; Strong, Dunn, V. K., and Garlington of 10; Hoisington. Nance, Darguc, Simpson, B. Y , and Byrne, C. L. of 'll. The team Scars, Solilberg and Coeroft- defeated Pennsylvania by a score of seven bouts to two in the meet held here on February 8th. and on February 1.9th l»eat Columbia by six bouts to three. On February 22d the team and several members of the squad were taken down to fence some practice bouts with the members of the New York Tiirn-Verein, where they were also most hospitably entertained at luncheon. It is hut titling to make mention here of the cordial relations existing between this organization and the Army fencers. Knelt season some of the club’s fencers make us a visit for the purpose of engaging in practice with us. and we are always welcome at their club house for the same purpose. The experience thus gained is naturally of great advantage to our team. On the 29th of February we defeated Yale by a score of six to three bouts. Greble taking Cocroft’s place on this occasion. On the 7th of March we blanketed Harvard by the score of nine bouts to none. In the elimination matches prior to the Intercollegiate Meet, we were put in the group with Princeton and Columbia but as Princeton forfeited we held no preliminaries. Will'll We went to New York we were opposed by the Navy. Cornell. Columbia. Yale and Harvard.- Pennsylvania and Massachusetts Tech, having been eliminated. The finals were highly sensational and hotly contested: in fact we had had a tussle with the Navy from the very opening of the meet, and the issue was undecided until the very last point. On the second evening we started even with the Navy, with twelve bouts each, Cornell third with ten, and Columbia fourth with eight. It was nip and tuck all the evening until the very last bout, when the Navy and our team were again at a deadlock with twenty-one bouts apiece, while Columbia and Cornell had finished, each with fifteen bouts to its credit. The deciding bout was fought by Burdick for the Navy and Solilberg for the Army. When, after the prescribed four minutes, the judges declared the Ixmt a tie. the two contestants resumed their positions for the extra period and with great care prepared to tight it out. This time Solilberg scored, and so secured the championship for his team and the Army. ___________________ Thonk you’ — I GO —rilE-lOOO-HOWITZ! Wc give below a summary of the season's contests: WON BY Junior Team Competition.................................................Army Manriquc Cup Competition................................................Army Pennsylvania Dual Meet..................................................Army Columbia Dual Meet......................................................Army Xew York Turn-Verein....................................................Practice Yale Dual Meet..........................................................Army Harvard Dual Meet.......................................................Army Intercollegiate Championship ...........................................Army TIIK INTKRCOI.I.KGIATK TROPHY — 170 —The Tearo Forwards: Deyers, Conaril Centre: Hkaiidsi.ee. Guards: Catron. Si’ri.ks. Suits.: M11.1.ikin, Arnold, Hardy, Gray, It. L., Reed. Manager: Chissy, '09, Asst. Manager: Griswold, ’10. BASKET BALL ____ -w. Record of 1907-1908 Manhattan ............................................. New York University ................................... University of Pennsylvania ............................ Trinity ............................................... Pratt Institute ....................................... Colgate ............................................... Wesleyan .............................................. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.................. Princeton ............................................. Columbia .............................................. Fordham ............................................... Harvard ............................................... 12 Games.............................. Totals.......... ARMY OPPONENTS fit Hi 20 •23 ‘21 22 33 14 27 14 .11 22 ‘27 26 21 82 40 26 16 20 18 86 12 393 244 Basket ball had a most successful season, due, in a large measure, to the increased interest and enthusiastic support, not only of the Corps hut also of the officers of the post and their families. Some of the more important games crowded the gvin. almost to the danger point. The schedule—all college teams—was two games shorter than last year’s and considerably harder. Nevertheless the team made a much better showing than last year, winning nine games and losing three. Of the games lost, one was by a single point only, another by three points and the third, our worst defeat of the year, bv Princeton, occurred the day after we lost by graduation such old standbys as Iliglev (Captain), Johnson, T. J. and Kiting, lint our reconstructed team then covered itself with glory by finishing its season without another defeat,—winning decisive victories over such strong teams as Columbia and Harvard. The season opened with a one-sided victory over Manhattan, followed bv a close game with New York University, the Army losing by three points. Then came a rough and hard fought contest with the University of Pennsylvania, which — 173 —we lost in the last few seconds of play by one |M int. Trinity, Pratt, and Colgate were defeated in well-played, clean games, and then we met Wesleyan, reputed to be the strongest team in the Hast. The game was a struggle to the last instant of play and ended in our favor by one point. Massachusetts Institute of Technology was the last game for the 1.008 men on the team. and. very fittingly. resulted in a clean cut victory. Catron, Conard, and Surles filled the vacancies caused by graduation, and for its first game this team met Princeton and lost gallantly K) -82. But the tram got together with such good effect that a week later they outplayed Columbia 26- Hi, in the fastest game of the year, and then worsted I'ordham in an exciting contest, the result of which was in doubt until the whistle blew. The game with Harvard was the last of the schedule, the Crimson losing 12—86. And now, as in former years, the eternal question—why not play the Navy in basket ball? Both academies have strong teams, and meet the best college teams in the East. It is felt that their meeting would be of great interest, not only to the Corps, the Brigade, and the two Services, but also to the athletic world in general. Dec. I )cc. Dec. dan. dan. dan. I eb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Schedule for 1908-1909 5- Pratt Institute ............. 12—1Trinity ..................... 19— Ford bam .................... 9 -Columbia .................... 16—Wesleyan ..................... 28 New York L’niversitv ......... (i—Yale ..............’......... 18 Cniversity of Pennsylvania .. 20— Colgate ..................... 22—Penn State ................... 27 Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute AII MV 24 12 43 18 2 8 58 13 24 81 . .87 li 826 01 1 0 NK .NTS 20 0 28 84 9 13 22 15 28 1(» 14 196 Slut — 174 —Tin Athletic Council decided (lint the class of new cadets, fifth class, or sub-plehcs would not In- allowed to compete in the outdoor meet. This left the field cleared for IPOP. 1910. and 1 1 1. The meet promised to he very close between !{)!() and I.OOp and it was supposed, as always, that 15) 1 I would spring some surprises. For several weeks the plain was alive with slightly clad figures, jumping, running and throwing weights under the supervision of Temple. It shows much class spirit for the men to work so hard for this meet, and much credit is due to them. The outdoor work would probably improve greatly if we could have dual meets with outside teams, particularly the N'avv. That this preliminary training was conscientious is attested by the fact that three new records were established. 1 )09 captured all of these records. Patton lowered his own time in the initial race of tint 220 yard hurdles from 27 2-3 to 2a 1-3 seconds. Besson won the hammer throw at IIP ft. 3 in. and raised this to 124 ft. f in. on throwing for record. Hayes, 1 , lowered his own record for the 220 yard dash from 22 1-3 to 22 seconds. One of the most exciting events of the day was the IK) yard run. It was nip and tuck all the way, and Burr and Carbcrry broke the tape together. The final scores of tin classes were as follows: I pop—123 1-2. lpio — pO 1-2. 1 p 11 — 2. WATCHING TIIE MEET — 175 —TIIE-100011OWITZER Record of Outdoor A eet Event Places Class Time or Distance Academy Record 1. Haves. P. 1909 Hammond, J. S. 100 yd. Dash 2. Purr 1910 10 2-5 sec. '05 3. Moore, L. 1910 10 sec. 1. Frankc 191 1 Dailey Mile Run 2. Jones I. 1910 4 nt. 55 sec. '07 3. Stearns 1909 4 m. 40 4-5 sec. 1. Patton 1909 23 4 3 Sec. Initial Race 220 yd. Hurdles 2. Hughes 1909 New Record 27 2-5 sec. 3. Vautsmeier 1910 Throwing 16 lb. Hammer 1. Besson 2. Pullen 3. Nix 1909 1910 1909 124 ft. 4 in. New Record •Watkins 07 109 ft. 7 1-2 in. Half Mile Run 1. Sohlberg 2. McDowell 1910 1909 2 nt. 11 sec. Guthrie ’05 3. McKinney 1911 2 m. 1 3-5 see. l. Hayes 1909 22 sec. Hayes 220 yd. Dash 2. Patton 1909 New Record 3. Car berry 1910 Broad Jump 1. Surles 2. Moore, L. 3. Burr 1911 1010 1910 20 ft. 0 in. McNally '99 21 ft. 7 in. Putting 16 lb. Shot 1. Besson 2. Surles 3. Nix 1909 1911 1909 34 ft. 7 in. Romcyn '99 37 ft. 11 3-4 in. Running High . t Everts Hughes 2. Burlingame 1909 1909 5 ft. 4 in. Morris '00 Jump 1911 5 ft. 7 3-4 in. . t Greblc ’' Scars 0 i Moore, I.. 1909 Chandler Pole Vault 3909 1910 10 ft. ’07 10 ft. 10 in. Z1 Clark. R. W. 1911 l. Patton 1909 Beavers 120 yd. Hurdles 2. Edwards 1910 10 4-5 sec. ’08 3. Everts 1009 10 2-5 sec. , ( Carhcrrv 1910 54 1-5 sec. Upham 440 yd. Run l Burr 1910 05 2. Kelly 1909 51 4-5 sec. Packing , S Pullen ‘"iSohlberg 1910 Contest 0 t howler “ t Garlington 1910 Final Scores. 1909. 123 l 2: lino. 90 1-2; 1911. 02. 170made for itself :i firm place in the athletics of the Corps. The interest shown, l» th by the Corps and the officers »n the Post, lias been in a large measure responsible for this success. The past season was an improvement over the preceding, the games being fast and exciting and the team showing very good team work. Out of the thirteen games scheduled the weather permitted seven to be played. The results were five victories and two defeats, thereby marking the season a success. 'Pile playing of Gordon. Beavers and Stunner was very good, and their loss bv graduation will be felt. However with Hayes, Besson, Clark. Rumbough, Parker. Purdon and several others left, besides some very promising new material, the prospects arc most bright. The team is deeply indebted to Idcut. G. M. Russell, the Athletic Association, and the authorities who have been most generous, doing all in their power to further the interests of hockey. The game is one that needs much hard work and constant practice in order to develop teamwork and this can never lx accomplished until a good rink is constructed where the team can have systematic practice. The Quartermaster Department has spared no pains in making good temporary rinks, which are of great assistance as long as the cold weather lasts, but which naturally become useless as soon as the water soaks through the soil and escapes. It is hoped that it will be possible, in the near future, to have a concrete rink which will enable the team to develop teamwork, thereby giving it the advantages in practice that other college teams possess. The following contains the results of last year's games, and this year’s schedule: Results 1907-1908 WEST POINT OPPONENTS Jan. 18—Cornell .................................. 0 2 Jan. 28—Albany High School........................ 8 I Jan. 25—Trinity ................................. fi 0 Feb. 5—Rivcrview ................................. 3 0 Feb. 8—Massachusetts Institute Technology......... 2 | Feb. 12—Company "K,M Seventh Regiment.......... I 0 Feb. 15—Pawling School............................ 2 .8 Total .................................. 19 7 — 179 —Schedule 1908-1909 Jan. 6—Newburgh Academy. Jan. )—Brooklyn Polytechnic Inst. Jan. 1(»—Pawling School. Jan. 20—Albany High School. Jan. 23- -Dartmouth. Jan. 26—Columbia. Jan. 30—Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. Feb. 3—Stevens Inst, of Tech. Feb. 6—Co. “K,” Seventh Regiment. Feb. 10—Carnegie Technical Inst. Feb. 13—Cornell. Feb. 20—Amherst. Feb. 22—Williams. Feb. 27 Troop "A" N. V. N. G. The team for this season is as follows: Hayes, P., Captain. Wii.dimck, Manager. Right forward Rr.Mitornn, Larked; Center Parker, Schneider; Left forward—Clark, Harmon; Rover Hm:s, ! ; Cover Point—Bksson, Waterman; Point Day, Sibert; Goal- Wii.drick and Gatchell. — iso —The class of 1.008 carried off the honors in the indoor meet. Hall. II. '.. 1 08, won the first Piercc-Curricr-Foster Memorial prize for general excellence in gymnastics, and Calvo. 1 10. took second. All of the gymnastic events showed tin result of conscientious preparation on the part of the participants. Tile most spirited event of tin- evening was the final tug-of-war lietwcen lf)0 ) and 1010. 'Flic two teams heaved and pulled for several minutes before 1QI0 yanked the knot over the- line. The evening dosed with a presentation of prizes, souvenirs, and the much coveted “A"s. Heavers. 1008, was presented with a silver cup for winning the prise as All Around Athlete at the preceding field meet. He also received the sabre, which is given to the man from each graduating class who has done most for Corps athletics. Fourteenth Annual Indoor eet Horizontal liar. Standing Broad .lump. 1 Oakes, 1908; 2—limit. 1010: 8— Moore, L., 1910. 0 ft. 10 8-1 in. Record: Nelly, ’02, 10 ft. 8 in. Putting the I0lb. Shot. 1 F.rwin, 1.008; 2 Besson, 1000: 8—Goetz, 1900. 83 ft. 7 1-1 in. Record: Nelly, 02, 80 ft. in. Fence Fault (First ('lass) 1 Sears, 1009 and Woodbury, 1.008; 2- Burr, 1010. (i ft. II in. Record: Hanford, '01, 7 ft. 1 in. Fence Fault (Second Class) I Nulsen, 1008; 2 Hall. 1908; 8—I .ousta lot. 1908. ( ft. 7 in. Pole Climb. I Woodbury. 1008; 2 -Carey, 1.008. 3 1-3 see. Record: Gahey, 1.908, 3 I-5 sec. 1—Hall, H. W.. 1008; 2—Calvo, 1.010; 8—Besson, 100.0. Flying Bings. I Hall, II. .. 1.008; 2—Woodbury, 1008; 8—.Ion ns, 1011. Medicine Ball Race. 1—1.009 ; 2—1011; S—1010. Parallel Bars. 1 Calvo, 1010: 2 Sears, 1009; 8______ I.orsr i.or. 1008. IF rest ling. Besson vs. Mitchell Horlky vs. Miller. Boxing. Aiiern rs. Teague. Tug-of-War ('ontests Preliminaries—1900 won from 1011. 1.010 won from 1008. Finals 1910 won from 1.00.0. — 181 —POLO ____yens Tile first attempt to establish polo at I lie Academy was made in 1 At that time neither polo ponies nor English saddles were available and cavalry horses were used. On account of these adverse conditions little progress was made in the game until 1900 when some thirty ponies and a number of English saddles were purchased. Since that time polo has grown steadily in favor and each year has seen a larger number of sworn devotees of the sport. This is true in spile of the fact that no contests with visiting teams have been possible since 1908. Due to the early graduation of 1908. tin- succeeding class inherited the use of the ponies in the spring of their second class year. None but members of the two upper classes are allowed to play. and. in former years, the second classman’s elmnee to learn the game was limited to gaining what experience lie could on tin- mediocre ponies that remained after the first classmen were supplied. The game became popular with 1909 at once and a large squad turned out on the Wednesday and Saturday afternoons during tin; spring. This enthusiasm did not dwindle during the hot summer months, as the number of players was limited only by the number of available ponies. Preliminary work on the cavalry plain was followed by games on the target range, and toward tin- end of summer a cadet team was selected to play the officers. Two games were played, resulting in one victory for each team. The prospects for tin- sport this spring are exceedingly good as several new ponies have been purchased during the winter. The thanks of all those who take an interest in polo are due to Captain Oliver, whose patience and courtesy have done much to make the game a popular one. — 182 —TENNIS ______Mt JV TENNIS was more popular than ever, and the very urgent need of more courts was felt throughout the summer. The Athletic Council very kindly furthered the arrangements for the annual tournament, which was a great success. A synopsis of the results, with the exception of the preliminary round, is given below: 1 1 Hound 2nd Hound KII nor Schwenck » Schwenck ) 6-2: 6-2 Malvcn Malven 6-0; 6-1 Hicks Wright 1 Wright I 6-1: 6-1 Delano Hatch J- Allen 1 6-3; 5-7; 6-1 Allen Godfrey ) 1 aimed ■Godfrey j 6-1; 3-6; 6-1 Kimball 1 Parker Parker 1 6-2: 6-1 Mount ford McNabb J 6-1; 6-0 McNabb Thompson Deardsleo ;• Bcardsloc I 6-2: 6-0 SINGLES 3rd Round Final Winner -Malven 6-3; »;-i Wright 6-3; 6-1 • Wright A 6-4; 6-2 -Parker $-6: 6-3 .Wright 7-5: 6-3: 2-6: 1-6; 6-3 McNabb 6-1; 6-2 McNabb 6-2; 6-7: 6-4 DOUBLES M Hound Mnuntford anil I ah; Alien and Hatch Godfroy and Patton McNabb and Mnthcson Malvcn and Wright Parker and Delano -Allen m I ! -7; 6-4 :inl Round and Hatch McNnbb and Mnthcson 6-1; 6-1 b Malven and Wright 1 6-2; 9-7 Davis and Underwood I VDnvis and Underwood Holliday and Nichols J 6-1; 6-1 Final McNabb and Malheson | 3-6; 6-1; 6-2 J -Malvcn and Wright (Default) HYnnrrx Malvcn and Wright 6-2; 3-6; 4-6; 6-3; 6-2 183 —WREST- LING _____w ]}niig! We’re off! I. t no cynic proclaim that our march is as the area bird's— jroing. going, hut never getting anywhere. There lias been great progress in our efforts for a wrestling team. Our first step, electing Besson captain, and Mitchell manager, was a good one, for the latter finally succeeded in getting two training tables for the squad. Many thanks are due to Mr. Jenkins for his kind encouragement and enthusiastic aid. and to ( apt. Koehler for his earnest efforts in helping us to work for a wrestling team. This movement should he encouraged. It is admitted beyond question that no college in the country has a more experienced or more enthusiastic wrestling master than ours. When a Missourian wants "to he shown." lie retires satisfied after one of Tom's practical demonstrations. Moreover, our regular mode of living makes us good material while avoirdupois is not lacking, for our variety ranges from Poppy Weir's 200 pounds to Wen's 100. The interest in tin- sport is shown bv the fact that 3f men prepared daily for the preliminaries of the Indoor Meet. A little consideration will show that wrestling would aid greatly in developing material for our football team. The exercise is just what the line men need to make them muscular and quick, while the weights of the different classes do not bar the Iwieks and ends from competing for the team. The whole football team eon hi be given an excellent physical training before taking up the regular football work on the field, if wrestling received proper encouragement. We must have meets with other colleges!! This is the only incentive which will impel every one to turn out. and which will give wrestling the impetus necessary to carry it to a prominent place in Corps athletics. The finals in tin- wrestling tournament were decided on the night of the Indoor Meet. The results in the different classes were as follows: 135 pound Class-—Rader, ‘II. tied with Wai.i,, "11. 113 pound Class—Richards, H. H.. 'll, defeated McDowell, ’OR. 155 pound Class Christian, 'll, defeated Connolly, ’10. lf)5 pound Class—Bi iir. '10, defeated Mitchell, 'OR. Heavyweight Class—Besson, ’Of), defeated Nix, 'OR. The Broadsword Contests Considerable interest was displayed during the winter months in broadsword work. Six men competed in the finals of the tournament.— Patton. Acher. Pullen. Miles, Odell and Gildart. The championship was won hv Pullen, '10. — 184 —WEARERS A OF THE XV The privilege of wearing the initial, “A.” (for Army) on the sweater, jersey, jacket, cap or other article of athletic uniform, shall he restricted to those cadets who actually played on an Academy team (first team) during one year as follows: First. Football Two-thirds of all games played with outside teams, or a Navy game. Second. Baseball—Two-thirds of all games played with outside teams, or a Navy game. Third. Fencing- Three-fifths of all contests fenced with outside teams, or the Intercollegiate contest. Fourth. To those cadets who, at the Outdoor Meet, shall break an Academy record. Class of 1909 Football—Johnson, R. I).. Gkkbi.k. Moss, Mountforo. Stearns. Piiiloon, Besson, Underwood, Baku it, Nix. Baseball—Mocntkord, Mkybr, Johnson, R. I)., I kaoce, Devkhs. Fencing—Sears. Records—Hayes, P., Patton, Bksson. Class of 1910 Football—Pullen, Fowler. Byrne, E. A.. Chamberlin, Carbkrrv. Baseball—Byars, Have it k ami . Mi Coach. Fencing—Soiilbero, Cochoft. Class of 1911 Footbnll—Srni.Es, Kern, Wikb. Baseball -CioNSER. Class of 1912 Football—Devore. L. S.. Hyatt, Dean, Walmslky Baseball—Hyatt, Harrison, Anderson. — 185 —TIIE INAUGURAL PARADE“Ilotr I lore to hear your melodious sqush, Ileautiful, beautiful, beautiful slush.” Whereas, the people of the United States had duly decided that the Hon. William II. Taft should l e inaugurated as President on March 1. I9 9, and whereas, their Senators and Representatives, in Congress assembled, after much objection and oratory, had granted the necessary appropriation for the transportation and subsistence of tin- United States Corps of Cadets, in order that the said cadets might participate in the above-mentioned inauguration, it was finally decreed, through proper military channels, that the Corps should absent itself from West Point for this purpose from 8 P. M., March 3d, to 3 A. M., March 5, 1909, ami that all academic duties should Ik suspended during that period (for which last boon we were duly grateful). Accordingly, we were entrained in a military manner on the evening of the third, in two sections composed of sleepers, with dining ears attached, ami started ofT most auspiciously for Washington. In addition to tin Corps, our aggregation comprised: the Band, Held Musicians, a few Cavalrymen, a detachment of the Hospital Corps, horses, and—Tacs. All went merrily until the outfit had reached a point south of Philadelphia, beyond which the storm, then raging, had destroyed telegraph communications and made rapid progress entirely out of the question. So the first section nosed its way along tin tracks in the vicinity of Baltimore, sending out pioneer detachments to remove tin obstructions in the foreground. 'Flic gmxl train would heave forward a few feet and then settle down tranquilly for half an hour’s wait. There were times when it scarcely made ten yards in three downs. Without exceeding any of the speed limits existing within the State of Maryland, we succeeded in arriving at the National Capitol about 1:3( P. M., on the fourth. We disembarked immediately and tramped through snow and water to the line of march of the Inaugural Parade. It was already under way, but near the Capitol we swung into the middle of the column and marched along Pennsylvania Avenue toward the White House. We were formed in column of platoons, which overlapped the cleared space in tin middle of the avenue, to the great embarrassment — 187 —of tin men on tin- Hanks. In front of the White House was the President's reviewing stand, and a short distance beyond, the parade was reviewed by the Grand Marshal, Major General .1. Franklin Bell, I’. S. A. Many of the organizations scheduled to participate were prevented by the blizzard from reaching Washington. The elements also reduced the number of spectators, but the crowds present were generous in their applause. After the Parade the Battalion was marched to Hauscher’s, where we were served to an excellent luncheon as the guests of the United States Senators, Briggs and DuPont, both graduates of the Military Academy. Those cadets having relatives in the city were then given their liberty, while the rest of the Corps went back to the train. Everybody was required to be aboard at 8 P. M.. but we didn't pull out until after midnight, when, with all present or accounted for. except Sir Isaac Newton Chen, we started back for that dear old West Point. We were due to arrive there at 3 A. M., at which time we wen- actually engaged in passing through Baltimore. Breakfast was served at ten, in Philadelphia, and. without further adventure both sections reached their “Highland home” by 8 P. M.. thereby In-ating the Academic Board out of half a day’s work. The Corps was admirably treated on this trip by the officers in charge, and those who knocked lustily beforehand, were generally ready to admit on their return that the trip was not half as big a soiree as it might have been. LIEl'TEN ANT COLONEL FREDERICK W. SIBLEY, COMMANDANT OF CADETSThe Corps A toast given in the Mess Hall on New Year's, 1909, by John H. Lee. “Men ok the Coups,— “One more page of this Academy’s record is done; how well or how poorly it becomes that record, we are not here to decide. That page is now joined with a hundred and more, that lie beyond our power even to consecrate. Those deeds and their results have cost the lives of our Nation’s and this Academy’s truest sons, whose sacrifice is a consecration, the splendor of which we can neither brighten nor dull. "There is, however, one thing that lies within our power to seize, to hold, to use, to strengthen—it is the spirit that led those men. So closely has this spirit come down to us and entered our lives that we are apt to forget that a thousand, yea, five thousand heroes, the light of whose deeds has shone the world over, whose spirit was the back lionc of the noblest nation of this earth—these men once held the places that we now hold. Hack through the mists of a century runs a line of gray-clad hearts that beat as one. and throughout its length, branching into all paths of life, went the numlx rs of this institution’s no less loyal sons, whose hearts beat the same rhythm, although they left prematurely or not to wear the Army Blue. The cadence of these hearts is the same that strikes against the breast of each cadet here to-day, if he loves his Alma Mater. And so, men, I give you the spirit of the Old West Point, which is the spirit of the present West Point—the spirit of the eternal West Point; for while this spirit finincs, this Academy lives, and while this fire burns in the souls of a thousand of her sons, this noble Nation need never fear. “What and where is this spirit to-davr It is the strength of this Academy— that which makes our theories and ideals facts, not ideas. It is tin- fundamental basis of each part of our motto. ‘Duty, Honor, Country,—West Point.’ “What is Duty without the- true spirit of sacrifice, the very essence of our 'esprit de corps?’ Without this sacrifice, Duty becomes a curse. How we detest a man who skins another for the purpose of his own rising, or the man who will take advantage of his official position to square a personal grudge. The spirit there is lacking. Hut how we admire the fair minded disciplinarian who controls his men through squareness, who would skin one man as quickly as another for that discipline lie feels it his duty to hold; who will give personal satisfaction and hold no grudge. Then on the other hand the spirit of Duty shows up in the file who takes his punishment like a man. in contrast to tin fellow who is always crying almut getting ‘gigged;’ instead of facing tin- straight proposition of living up to the law, lie wants to be allowed to slide along the easy path, greased with the milk of human kindness. “In recitations, lioning and class standing, this spirit shows. Who can help but admire the man who goes through here with a purpose, who Imiiics his tenths by making good and has the nerve to keep it up? He’ll help any other man he can ami makes his own standing by worth. After all, that’s what we came here for. But when the spirit is lacking, the man gets self-centered and mean; he won’t give time to help a 'goat;' he hates the file who got his scalp last week; and never loses an opportunity to stay back after recitation to cry aliout the tenths he lost. We all hate a man like that because he has lost the spirit of the place. — 1S9 —“Yes, tin men we love are tile men who carry out this idea of clean work and sacrifice: the man who takes a season's licking on tin 'scrubs’ without knocking or crying about unfairness; the man who, when given a duty to perform, does it well.—doesn’t try to ’dead-beat’ and run it on his picket commander; but does his best and sees the good in others rather than saying the hard working file is just ‘boning quill;’ and the man who sits up nights with a bunch of ‘goats’ and pulls them through, or at least tries. Yes; we all love and admire manhood like that because the Duty is backed by the right spirit. “There are some things that a man feels it a sacrilege to discuss openly, such as his mother's character. I.ike this stands Corps Honor—inviolate, a sacred heritage. But, men. I would drive this thought home. In the hurry of this life take a few moments now and then to think about this Honor. In the quiet of the woods thrash out some question in your mind and realize what this standard means. Do this lest your conceptions become dulled; arouse yourself to the sacredness of this Honor, so that vour spirit shall lie a flaming avenger as well as a firm defender of this trust. “Spirit lies behind Duty and Honor; what is it to our Country? Does the mere fact that we are memlicrs of a commonwealth of eighty millions make us loyal? No; I say it is the spirit of this people, what they have sacrificed and stood for. that ties us together and gives us our intense patriotism. Why does the Yankee yell sink terror into the hearts of every foe. Spaniard, Moro, Englishman, or whoever stands or flees before it? It is the soul of this whole country, tin spirit of it; it is the deep-sprung impulse of Fight! Fight! Fight! Then when tin fight is over and darkness lays a pall over death and defeat, this deep American spirit turns into the tenderness that makes her son give the last drop in his canteen to his dying foe, take off his coat for a pillow that his conquered enemy may die in peace. That is the spirit which after four years of bloodshed forgave and forgot, and sons of a reunited nation clasped warm hands, looked straight into each other’s eyes and said ‘You fought well.’ While that spirit lasts this Nation lives. “Ever since its birth, this Academy has stood for the highest things in life, and has never stood for anything mean or low. Here in the rock-ribbed hills these old gray walls have withstood all the storms of nature, physical and human, and the walls have stood firm. To-day as yesterday they hold the purpose of it all—the Corps. This IhkIv of men once begun has never censed to exist, and God grant it may never cease to exist. We want the spirit of the past and the present to flow into each heart that wears our gray, keeping while here, the Corps, its ideals, its honor ever first in mind. No personal, class, or party feelings should exist for a single moment, if they at all darken the united spirit of tin Corps. Well nigh every West Pointer has a West Point ring. How many wear it correctly? Which is the right way? Why this,—On one side is the Corps crest, on the other the crest of his class. He should so wear it that every time he looks at that ring, the first to meet his eye shall be the crest of tin Corps, ever second that of his class. "Men, there must In a firm bond and a union to live and to succeed. This needs no discussion hen—it is a fact established by all history. We only want to realize its importance—and how is this union to he held here? By Corps Spirit, yes, by Corps Spirit. "How then is this necessary Corps Spirit to live? I tell you it is only through — 190 —deeds, work, sacrifice. Do von remember the story told us men in chapel about the man who couldn’t learn to love bis poor crippled sister-in-law. He bated her. So he began doing for her, caring for her, sacrificing for her; and lie learned to love her. So, men. it is with ns. We can’t learn to love the Corps, the Academy, unless we do something for her. I.ove for the Corps, our Alma Mater, is so closely grafted into spirit that they arc one. Yes, Corps Spirit and love for the Corps are one and must lx- feed by deeds. Deep in the heart of every true son of this place there is that love, for lie has done things for her and has sacrificed things to be worthy of her name; and the more sacrifice, the better the deed, the deeper the love, and grander the spirit. Every man who has been here wants to leave the Academy some better for his having lived. If this spirit is burning brightly this duty will find him out. It may be great; it may be small. It may be athletics; it mav be helping out some other man in trouble; it may l e crushing down a temptation to commit an act in uniform that would bring discredit on this Academy. Whatever his call may be the spirit being there—the call will be heard and his commission carried out. “Men. we take no spirit from Yale,—we take no fellowship from Princeton, we take no ideals from Harvard, we take no nerve from the Xavy. WE have the stuff right here. Sitting here together are four hundred men. who on the vital things of life, think and act as one. Then, whenever the name of this Academy is balanced against that of any other institution in athletics, in anything, or whenever our country is matched against any foreign foe, then preserve this unity, foster this spirit, preserve this fight. Oh, men, keep this unity, keep this spirit, keep this fight, fight, fight." CONSTITUTION ISLANDCAST ANI CHORUS OF TIIF. PKKTEXDEKOl)c Jpreteatar A MtlfilCAl. FA IU‘K IX TIIIIKK AITS, PIIK8KNTKI) 11% THK DIALECTIC SOCIKTV Book nv Edwin I'. Hakdixk and Kimvaho A. Kvkiits Mutlc Selected l yrics by E. A. Everts t ■ THE Hundredth Night Show was given on the 27th of Echrunry for the edi-| fication of the Corps and tile nniuscincnt of their friends and relatives. The JIL | l«v, a musical comedy, “The Pretender." was produced under the direction of Oscar Haninicrstcin Everts, whose efforts and talents, combined with those of George Ade Harding, made it the artistic production that it was. The scene opens with a chorus of drawoids on our old familiar stamping ground. Trophy Point, and Otto von Erlenbergor. Crown Prince of Bavaravia, is introduced lo tile audience. The arrival of his sister. Hilda, and her friend. Beverly, with a crowd of Vassar girls livens up the action. When they have departed for Flirtation, the- Mecca of all our fair visitors, Charlemagne der Crosse enters in search of Otto. The scene between Otto and Baron von Gumstiek brings out the serious condition of affairs in Bavaravia. Nix. as Baron von Gumslick, made a big hit with his audience from the very start. Tile second act transfers the action to the wilds of Bavaravia and discloses the stronghold of Ratskv the Red. Hciucckc took the part of the outlaw chief, and his “Song of the Carbine” was very good. Hustling Lizzie, the tender and affectionate wife of Ratsky, appears on the scene. Moss, who took this part, impersonated well “she who must be obeyed.” Jerry and Billy, who have bee« touring Europe in the “Agony.” an automobile of unknown make and questionable efficiency, arc suddenly hurled from their machine upon the stage, and as promptly captured bv the mer ecnary Ratsky. Soon afterwards Hilda and Beverly, accompanied by the Baron.arc brought in by the bloodthirsty Hulbul. liatsky's trusty lieutenant. The Hul-Iml's imitntions of two of our friends brought down the house. A competition in dancing between Salome. Ratsky's daughter, ami Heverly and Hilda gives Parker. Chase and Milling an opportunity to bring on some of the best dancing ever seen on a Hundredth Night stage. Then Otto falls captive to Ratsky’s band, and by the way of disclosing his identity sings “Otto of Roses." the song hit of the evening. The act ends with a burlesque on our practice march lectures. The last act discloses the royal palace of Havaravia. Captain Kiki Marks with his guards opens up the act with a zouave drill. which received well-merited up plause. Jerry next appears and corrupts two members of the guard for future use. Then Hilly and Heverly enter and Hilly sings "Sunhonnct Sue." during which Heverly does a bit of feminine posing that would he creditable to a professional actress. The Inxlyguard and the Huron now occupy the stage, followed by Ciustavus I., von Hlitis, the Pretender himself, in the shape of our old friend, Coles. His imitation of our late lamented majesty was the best of the performance. The plot thickens when Jerry appears, disguised as Crown Prince Otto, in order to hold the throne for Otto until he can either escape or else lu ransomed from tin- bandits, who hold him captive. Jerry keeps the lid on, in spite of innumerable difficulties, until the arrival of tin- real Otto, and all ends happily. M a I veil, as Jerry, did some very good acting in this last scene and throughout the play. Moore and Sherman seem destined for lending parts in the next show, while Colley. Matheson, and Aclier took care of minor parts in a way that made us regret that they did not hove more to do. Of those who so nobly sacrificed themselves on the altar of Art by enduring an evening in corsets and petticoats, we cannot speak too highly. Chase and Milling as Heverly and Hilda mode splendid leading ladies and the "Sunhonnct Sue” chorus is a close second to the famous Plorodora Sextette. lu connection with an account of the Hundredth Night Show we desire to mention our indebtedness to Mr. Hasil Savidge. whose assistance has been in a great measure responsible for the success of this, as of previous, performances.OTTO VON ERLKNBKRGER. Crown Prime of Havnravln. FREDERICK HANNA. ‘Vi jack i oi; Varner b. day,it TOM DITTO ........................................ ROY II. CORKS. » BILLY .m UN ... W ALTER MOOR! JEREMIAH ROBENSON CRI ST, a xoldlcr of Mixfortune. IIENRY II. M AI.VKN. «• HILDA VON ERLENBEROER. xlxter of OTTO......THOMAS D. MILLING, » BEVERLY (not of Grnustark), an American helreas....THEODORE M CHASE. (W CHARLEMAGNE HER CROSSE. Boron von Gumxtlek in inllilary geniux)....................... RAPHAEL R. NIX.‘Ul RATSKY THE RED. mi outlaw chief................PAUL S. REINECKE. il GEE DAWG.....................I hi lrilw,v. I ARCHIBALD T. COLLEY. « ABDUL THE BULBUL hte ,rU8l h‘ nt-liiwen. jaMES L. DUNSWORTH. CO HUSTLING LIZZIE, xhe who muftt lie obeyed.. WENTWORTH II. MOSS ’ft 8 A LOME, her daughter .................... ROBERT B. PARKER. ’(• CAI- TAIN KIKI. of tin Guard.................... EDWIN II. MARKS. W TOTO „ 1 WILLIAM C SHERMAN. 10 JUAN, 1 ' I EREEM IN B IWLB1 U GUSTAVUS VON BLITZ. Governor «»f Franconia ami Pretender to the throne of Bavaravia a would he tyrant...ROY II. COLES. ’W HEINRICH, a bullet ........... ... .... WALTER W VAUTSMEIER. 10 AN ARCHBISHOP ................................... ALBERT II. ACHEK. ’ • THE REV. DR IIICKOK. a lawyer of note.....JOHN R. D. MATHKSON. 'ft Character are urrunged In order of appearance. •Receiving Inatructlon under the provision of a Joint Rexolutlon of Congrexx. approved April 31. 1W . Musical Director. EDWARD A. EVERTS Stage Manager. EDWIN II MARKS Stage Electrician. II D. M UN NIK IIU YSEN Properly Man, S. M. RUMBol’GH A.H.s|xinnl Stage Manager, MEADE WILDRICK Coxturnex. WILLIAM E LARNEl) Rehearsal Planlxt . PHILIP FAYMONVILLE and ROBERT H. PARKERRICHARD K. ANDERSON .......1- JOIIN C. BfSATTY......... .11 REGINALD H. COCKOFT ......’10 WILLIS D. ORITTENHERGKR....‘12 11KRBKHT A. DARQt'K ...... 11 EARL W. DUNMORE............ 12 w 11.1.1AII DEAN, JR ...... ' D'AURY FKCI1KT ..........’12 ROBERT L. GRAY ..........'ll WILLIAM J. MORRISSEY..... L JOHN G TIIORNKLI..........1«» JOHN S W«h»D 12 WILLIAM H. YOUNGS........ 12 MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. 3. 4. A T I—Trophy Point Openlim Chora . "Drawing".................................. COMPANY “Love Is Like u ClKurettc"..............HAY und DOUBLE QUARTETTE “Eve In the Garden of Eden”....MILLING. CHASE, MALVEN and MOORE “My Comrade and Me" ........................................... HANNA 6. 6 7. s. !». 10. 11. 13. A T II—A Forest In llavuravla Opening Chorus ............... “Souk of the Carbine” .......... “A Tiile of Woe” .............. I lance....................... Dance......................... “Fairy Land’ .................. “Otto of Koms" ................. Cloning Chorus and Ensemble. ........COMPANY ..REINECKE ami CHORUS MOORE. W.. and MALVEN ...............PARKER ....CHASE und MILLING ...............CHORUS ... IIANNA und CIlORl S 13. 14. 16. Id. ACT III—The Palace Balcony In Bavaravla "Soldiers' .................................... MARKS and ZOUAVES “Sun bon net Sue ....................................MOORE, W. and ClloRUS Kntrunce of Governor and Song .................. COLES and CHORUS Walt Sbnf ... ENSEMBLE rf. WHAT was perhaps the first West Point "hop” was given on May 31. 1782, as a tribute to our French allies, when the birth of the Dauphin of France was royally celebrated at the post. The troops were paraded, salutes of cannon and musketry were fired, a banquet followed by toasts was served, and the evening was brought to a dose with a stately minuet. The old chronicle runs thus: "His Excellency General Washington . . . attended the ball in the evening, and with a dignified and graceful air. having Mrs. Knox for a partner, carried down a dance of twenty couples in the Arbor on the green grass." Christian Association Officers 190S 1909 President—Ghkbi.k. 0.9 librarian—Bkown. C. 11.. '10 lire-President Lee, ’() ) Assistant See ret art Rkinkcke, ’ I I Secretary— Lewis, B. ().. ’10 Assistant Librarian Hoisington, ’ 11 The real "predecessor” of the C hristian Association in the Corps was the class conducted in the early sixties by General (). (). Howard, then a cadet, which was known as "Howard’s Prayer Meeting." and which, in time, culminated in the present V. M. (’. A. The Association was officially formed April II. 1880. The object of the society is "to promote among the men of the Corps the principles of right thinking, right speaking, right acting, as shown in the life of Jesus Christ; to increase Christian fellowship in the Corps; and to staid active Christian men into the Army.’’ In the words of one of its Presidents, the Association "has for its aim the advancement and carrying out of all projects for the pleasure or help of the Corps, in any way whatsoever, and, especially, to afford some opportunity for voluntary Christian endeavor." Following this policy, the Association had to sacrifice some of its sacred services for those which, though not sacred, might he helpful and instructive to the men who attendee] them. Speakers were gotten to talk on such subjects as the Panama Canal, war in India, frontier life, etc., and. on each occasion, the Hall was so full that there was hardly standing room. Membership in the society may In either active or associate, and is open to any cadet. There is no distinction as to religious belief or sect, nor are there any restrictions as to classes. 'Pile "plebe" is just as welcome, and has just the same privileges as the First Classman, with the exception that during Camp, the upper classmen only are allowed the privileges of the V. M. C. A. Tent. The Meetings arc held on Sunday evenings from (5:15 to 7:15 P. M.; tin former Wednesday evening meeting has had to be given up on account of the later supper-hour. During the first part of this year tin Association was still in old Kendrick Hall, but, after changing temporarily to the Dialectic, it is now in its attractive new quarters in North Barracks. In Bibb Study the book on "Life Problems” was taken as a guide because it seemed the most practical course that could be followed here. Many of the leaders were able to make their lessons so interesting that a number of men not enrolled in the classes entered into discussions about various subjects. Japan was the subject of a short course in Mission Study during Camp; both this and the Bible Classes had large enrollments, and might be called fairly successful. Other work in which the Y. M. C. A. has been engaged is the Sunday School for the children of the Post; the Association Heading Room, which sends papers and periodicals to the Cadet and Soldiers’ hospitals; and the Y. M. C. A. Handbook. This opportunity is taken to thank Lieutenant Fenton for his much appreciated work for the Association, in his able leadership of the leaders’ class; and, also, to thank Mr. Andrews for his kindly interest, sympathy, and friendship, and for the help he has rendered the Association, not only during the past year, but for many years. — 202 —The Nortbfield Conference Iii tilt latter part of June tile North field delegation from West Point left for tin- Conference of College Men. at Nortlitield. Massaeliusetts. It was eomposed of seven men from the First Class—Achor, Brice, Devers, Greblc, Lee, Mountford, and Stearns: and five from the Third Class Dargue. Franke. Gildart. Iloisington, and Reineeko. Arriving at the grounds in the evening after a long hot day in the train, we were cheered bv the? sight of the Connecticut River flanked bv cool, green hills, with here and there strolling groups of tanned, hcalthy-looking college men. The Conference started the next day. each delegation dividing its mcmls-rs among the Bible, Student Mission, and lectures. These, with the morning service in the Auditorium, filled the forenoon. The afternoon was taken up by athletics, or walks about the country. From seven until nine thirty in the evening, came the impressive sunset .service on Round Top and the Auditorium service. Delegation mel tings filled the remainder of the time. The Delegates were addressed by such men as Mr. Mott. Mr. Speer, Mr. Bates. Hugh Black, and Mr. Fosdick, on every phase of Christian life. Taking it all in all, it is about the most pleasing, interesting, and helpful ten days that one can spend anywhere. The athletics included baseball, track, and tennis. In the first. West Point was defeated by Vale in an interesting game; in the track events she tied with Williams for fourth place. On the evening of the Fourth, a celebration was held in the Auditorium which few who attended it will ever forget. F.aeh of the hundred and tliirtv odd delegations having more than three representatives, gave their college song and yell, and when the cheers for the President and King F.dward were given and our National Hymn was sung, every man shared the spirit that was back of them, and was glad and proud to feel that he Ik1 longed to the country whose youth was there represented. TIIK ASSOCIATION HALL — son —Officer? President—Everts Librarian—Dargue l °r a number of years, there has been no organized musical club in the Corps. I he color line concerts in camp have been more or less impromptu, and their programmes, though very popular, have been utipretentious and anything but classical. Any musical talent or ability has found an outlet either in the Hundredth Night or, possibly, in the choir. The early graduation of the class of l )()8 prevented the presentation of the annual Hundredth Night Play last year. During the winter afternoons, usually spent in rehearsing it, a few mandolin orchestra pieces were practised. These practises culminated in an informal concert given in the Y. M. ('. A. Hall one Sunday evening.- an attempt so successful that it was determined to elaborate the programme and give a concert in Culhim Hall. The concert was given during the first part of March and was enthusiastically received by the music-loving Corps. The interest it aroused encouraged the formation of the organization now known as the Glee Club. The plan, as first conceived, was to make the club a branch of the Dialectic Society, which, as a literary society, is no longer an active factor in Cadet life. However, as the Dialectic Hall still fills a certain want as a reading room, this plan was discarded. Under the advice of Dr. Holden, a set of regulations was drawn up to govern an entirely separate body. These regulations were approved by the superintendent, ami the Dialectic piano was transferred to the old Y. M. C. A. Hall, which was given over as a meeting room to the Glee Club, and dubbed with the most dignified title of "Mendelssohn Hall." Shortly before camp the second concert was given for the benefit of the Army Relief Society. After painstaking practise, a very creditable performance of the programme below was given, and the Glee Club was fittingly launched as an organization of the Corps. May it long survive and prosper. — 204 —Program C oncert given by the Glee Club of the Corps of Cadets, for the Army Relief Society, Octolier 24, 1908, in Memorial Mall. 1. "Mary’s Lamb ”....................................... Carle MAX 1)0MX CLUB 2. "Dear Little Girl Who Is Good ”...................Herbert MR. REIKECKK S. Quartette Rigollcttc................................. Verdi MR. FAYMOXVILLE 4. Winter's Song..................................... Bullard DOUBLE QUARTETTE 5. Fortune Teller......................................Herbert MAXDOLIX CLUB ( . "He Mas a Prince".....................................Lynes MR. HAXXA 7. Song of tile Gondolier............................Meszacapo MR. KILXER 8. Santa Lucia................................................ DOUBLE QUARTETTE 9. Ameer ............................................ Herbert MAXDOLIX CLUB — 20.’. —The guns of to-day fire in two ways- sometimes directly at the target; while at?a»n the latter is concealed, and can l e reached only l v indirect, curved tire. Thus the “Howitzer'' delivers two kind of volleys,■—the matter of fact, serious shots, and the curving random shafts of humor. Of these, the latter are perhaps the more effective, for our daily routine is so crowded with the serious that we welcome the hmgh that relieves the situation. Therefore, let no man wince if he happens to he wounded by a bursting bomb or two,—fired not in earnest, but in jest. This volume marks the decennial of the “Howitzer” in its present form. 1‘ormerly it consisted of a small pamphlet of jokes, read as an introduction to the Hundredth Night performance, —now it constitutes the record, the monument, however unworthy, which each class leaves behind it. and moreover takes the place of the time honored class album in preserving to each member of the class some of his dearest memories. We wish to thank most sincerely Colonel (ionion. Reverend Herbert Shipman. Mr. Wallace Irwin, Mr. Merle Johnson and Mr. Clarence Underwood for their much-appreciated contributions. Acknowledgments are also due to the Century Company, the Pictorial News Company, the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin and Hacselcr, of Philadelphia, for several of the photographs reproduced. This year the Board tried the plan of offering prizes (very modest ones, to be sure) to those, not memlnTs of the lioard, who should contribute the best drawings, photographs, and verses. We are indebted to many for their contributions. Conditions make it impossible to make awards on the basis planned, of the “most humorous drawing,' etc. Flynn deserves the first place for bis drawings, while the work of Wclty, Floyd, and Baelir has been much appreciated, as has that of Hcrk-ness, Franklin, and Smith. C. M„ in the literary department. For much that is good, but which space would not make room for, for ideas and suggestions, the Board has to thank its many friends. Whatever commendation it may deserve is due to the fact that all have “pulled together” and done their best to produce a volume that should be true to. and worthy of. the Academy. — 200 —EdHor-in-Chief GODFREY Howitzer Board Hus incss Manager MCGEE Associate Editor HARDING Art LEE GAGE NIX DELANO WILDHICK GARLINGTON Assistant llusiness Manager RICH HDSd.N Managing Editors Art Editors BESSON Literary HARRINGTON PARKER Literary Editors VAN DEU8EN, O. L. XIALVEN WAI.SII Photographic Editors Athletic Editor MARKS Members from ! )!() Member from 1 I 1 LA RNEI) c: III 88 V POLK CONNOLLY — 207 —PHI DELTA THETA DAVID O. BYARS.............................Kentucky State College CHARLES G. CHAPMAN.........................Mercer University CHARLES P. HALL............................University of Mississippi HAROLD A. LENT.............................Union College CHARLES A. WALKER..........................Southwestern University STEPHEN M. WALMSLEY........................University of Wisconsin SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON CAREY H. BROWN...........................University of Chicago THOMAS J. J. CHRISTIAN...................Virginia Military Institute ARCHIBALD T. COLLEY......................University of Georgia PHILIP R. FAYMONVILLE....................Leland Stanford University NEIL G. FINCH..............’.............University of Cincinnati HENRY C. McLEAN..........................Columbia University HARRY T. PILLANS.........................Virginia Polytechnic Institute HARDING POLK........................Virginia Military Institute WILLIAM C. SHERMAN.......................University of Georgia DELTA KAPPA EPSILON HUGH H. MeGEE.........................University of Minnesota KAPPA ALPHA (Southern) ROBERT F. HYATT...........................University of Arkansas THURSTON HUGHES...........................Kentucky State College GEORGE S. PATTON..........................Virginia Military Institute WALTER M. ROBERTSON.......................University of Oklahoma CALVIN M. SMITH...........................University of Tennessee JOHN S. WOOD.................... .........University of Arkansas BETA THETA PI KARL S. BRADFORD..........................University of Virginia EDWARD C. V. BOYKIN.......................Uninpden-Sidney College WALTER E. HOBSON..........................Vanderbilt University SIGMA NU ROBERT N. BODINE..................University of Missouri CHAUNCEY C. DEVORE................Mount Union College I.ELAND S. DEVORE.................Mount Union College DELTA PSI WILLIAM II. SAGE, JR................Massachusetts Institute of Technology ALPHA DELTA PHI JOSEPH P. ALESH1RE..................Trinity College REGINALD B. COCROFT.................Brown University EARL W. DUNMORE.....................Wesleyan WILLIAM E. EARNED...................Trinity College WALLACE C. PH I LOON................Bowdoin College MARTIN II. RAY......................College of the City of New York HAROLD M. RAYNER....................Amherst College — 208 —THETA NU EPSILON HERMAN ERLENKOTTER...............Stevens' Institute of Technology CHAUNCEV C. DEVORE...............Ohio Northern University EARL W. DUX MORE.................Wesleyan PHI KAPPA PSI EDWARD A. EVERTS.................University of California CARL P. DICK.....................Case School PHI KAPPA KAPPA WILLIAM W. PRUDE.................University of Alabama TAU OMEGA SIGMA CLAUDE B. THUMMEL................Kansas State College PHI GAMMA DELTA ROBERT L. E1CHELBERGER...........Ohio State University RALPH C. HOLLIDAY................Knox College DANIEL PULLEN....................University of Washington IIAIG SHEKERJIAN.................Colgate University SIGMA CHI MILO P. FOX......................University of Minnesota GREGORY HOISINGTOX...............Kansas State College ALPHA TAU OMEGA JOHN H. BOOKER.............................University of Georgia ARTHUR C. EVANS............................University of Florida JACOB S. FORTNER...........................Southern College JOHN E. HATCH..............................Colby College JAM ES KIRK................................University of Florida FREDERICK W. TEAGUE........................Alabama Polytechnic Institute CHI PHI FRANK B. CLAY.............................University of Georgia CHI PSI RONALD D. JOHNSON.........................Leland Stanford University ALEXANDER D. SURLES.......................University of Michigan KAPPA SIGMA WILLIAM DEAN. JR..........................University of Iowa OSCAR J. GATCHELl.........................Leland Stanford University CHARLES M. HAVERKAMP......................University of Mississippi FRANK II. HICKS...........................University of Texas GEORGE R. IIICKS..........................Lake Forrest University SIGMA PHI EPSILON RICHARD E. ANDERSON.......................University of Colorado DELTA UPSILON JAMES I). BURT..........................Hamilton College PHILIP B. FLEMING.......................University of Wisconsin PHILIP S. GAGE..........................Trinity College ELMORE B. GRAY..........................University of Michigan DELTA TAU DELTA ROSCOE C. CRAWFORD......................Allegheny College SIGMA PHI DANIEL H. TORREY...................Lehigh University THETA DELTA CHI FREEMAN J. BOWLEY.................University of California JAMES B. CRAWFORD.................College of the City of New York ALPHA SIGMA PI Norwich University — 200 — HARRY A. FLINTAciibh- -2 months Ahern •"■ | months Anderson, W. H.- ( months Beekr ) months and 20 tours Besson -5 tours Chase- 2 months and 3 tours Codes (j tours Colley—21 2 months and 5 tours Crissv—t months Davis—5 months and 12 tours Dcnsworth 10 tours Emmons- I 1 months Kr lexhotter 2 months Franklin 2 months and 10 tours (iACJK-!) tours i I Mini NO—3 months 11 eh k ness—2 months Kki.lv, I'-. I..- ( tours K hoosta n—31 o mont hs Lee, J. C. 3 months I.ymax —3 months McGee 10 tours Meyer- - 3j months Beacii 2 months Bbi.lER—I month Booker 1 month Bridges- I month Burr- -3 months Byars (i months Byrne, K. A. 1 month Carbkrry I month Chamberlin. II. I).—2 1 months Holmer—2 o months Landis -2 months Lewis, B. O.—2 - months McI.aitrin- -2 months 1909 Milling—2 months Mills—3 months and ;» tours Miner—2 months Mitciiell- 7 months Morrow—( tours Moss—( tours Nix 3 months and a tours Olio 1 months Parker—11 tours Partridge—2 A months Pcrdon—10 tours Reed, W. A.—( tours Roberts—2 months Sc 111 LLERSTROM 61 •_ months Stokely- -2 months Taylor, C. J. —3 months Teagce—3 months Van Decsen, E. R.—ii months Van Decsen. G. L.— ) months Wai.sii— ) months Wilkes—3 months Wright, ,1. M.- 10 tours 1.010 Chapman, C. A.—2 months Chirm ax—3 tours Cocroft—months Connolly 2 weeks Dcnlop—1 month Edwards, A. R.—2 months Fowler—1 month Hines—() tours Hobbs—2 months Richaht- r tours Robenson 101 j months Seydel—2 l« months and t tours Sherman 7 -; months — 210 —McXem- 2 weeks Smith. C. M.— a months Mili.ikin—8 tours Taulber—2 weeks Mookk, I..—2 months Uhl—5 tours .Mini—2 4 months Walker, J. It.—2 4 months Polk- 2 weeks Wildrick -2 4 months Hay—2 weeks Wilson—5 tours Hkiniiakdt—2 w ceks Baade—5 tours 19H Kemble, F. -2 4 months Bagby -2 » months Kern—2 4 months and 10 tours Batson—t months and 2 tours Kimball, A. It.—2 4 months Baxtkk aVL months Ladd—10 tours Beatty 2 i months Lawrence—(i tours Betcher—( tours March 1- months Blunt-—(i months McKinney 7 months Booton- (i tours Morris .8 months Bradford-—1 month Murray—t 4 months Clark, It. W.—2 4 months Rader—2 4 months and (i tours Crawford, .1. B.—1 months Reinecke- (i tours Estes—(» tours S iiimelfenkS 1 4 months Evans—Hi tours Sciiwenk 2 months Gilbreath—.8 months Van Horn—2 4 months IIahdigg—t months Walker, C. A.— I month Hardy—7 4 months Weaver, It. N'.- 2 .j months Hkidt—6 months Wheeler—(i tours Hefferman—1 months Wikr—(» tours Hoisington- 2 months Wyche—1 months Kkklky—2 4 months Allen, T. M.—2 months 1912 McDermott—1 month Brown, G. I,.—5 tours Patterson 2 months Cook—!i months Phelan—2 months Cromer 1 month Sawyer—.r months Gillespie, J. A.—t months SciiiVKi.Y 2 months Gillespie, .1. B. 2 months Schneider 2 months Jones, B. Q. 2 4 months StBERT— 2 months and 10 tours Kilner—2 4 months Spalding, I.—2 4 months Lank .8 months Thompson- a months Lefkbvre—(i months Uli.oa- 1 month B.A- Crissy (twice) 1909 Mills Partridge Krogstad M orntford Richardson I.ee Ord Taylor, C. J. Burr 1910 Lewis, B. O. Polk Chamberlin, H. D. Moore, I.. Sherman Dunlop Muir Wildrick Landis Bradford 1911 IIoisington Stewart Clay Keei.ey Wier Conard Reinecke — 211 —ISSfiJ . .''.A 7AjtLXA«.arH«A.ir «M»W 1 2 j r„ .Tj] - • ?- ‘ 5 Bcxnr «mj hr .j SWItiTSMS.m rttrt»,«w Y.vr ; -D r;:- ;vt, crh Kt- — r r 3 wr.. ?rtv.. J r — '2' WMEK YOU MTET THE ROYERS or T E SEA A fl P S TW$LE HAH: TO HAND, REMEMBER. JM THAT HOUR SUPREME, WE ALL BEHIflP YOU STAND, -L r: T B LACK K He A' L. OUR FA.S T DF. FEATS, THE PRESENT .STRUCK LE.ti RAY, -BUT V CTORY IS BRIGHTEST QOI p, TH AT YOU .SHALL WIN THAT PAY. THE BLACK, A fP iRAY,A.N! HOLD, THE BLACK,AND cJOLP, AND HRAY,-YEA! VIC TORY .SHALL BE THE PRIZE, THE BLACK,A P iOLD,‘ AND CRAY. T-CHORUS, BtyVBttMKNT AWWJ«ttWHW.W WPESARE MRam 0 V OH THE WORLDS ROUQH'TRAM PLED ORID RON, THE BATTLE'ITELD OF LIFE. YOURSFIRIT BRAVE, OLD ROCK'BOUND HOME . .SHALL NERVE U.S IN THE STRIFE. BEFORE VS FLEAMS THE FUTURE. WITH MANLY FARTS TO PLAY. WHILE FROM THE DIM FAST STRETCHES THE UNBROKEN LINE OF ;RAY. OH! THE DEAR OLD CRAY BAT TALI OH. THE LOYAL LINE OF ;RAY, FRIEND CLOSE TO FRIEND.FIRM TO THE END SHALL STAND THE LINE OF C,RAY.Then, front of the officers' quarters. Every note steady and clear. For they can burn lights until mornin' But the ladies, they likes to hear; And maybe, some youngster is askin' His sweetheart to share his kit. And the sojnd of Taps on the moonlight. It likely will help him a bit. And maybe, some old one is dreamin'. Half sleepin' and half awake, Of the time when he was a youngster— (Blow soft, for the old time's sake!) And the old. old love of his boyhood Is his young, young love again. And the years sweep back into sunlight On the music of your refrain. But—Lights out! in barracks and quarters. For all of us needs our rest. And them that gets it at night time. They does their duty the best. Lights out! and the last one a sleepin’, 'Cept them that needs it the most. And—God and the stars and the angels And the sentinel walkin’ his post. Then, front of the squad at Attention. What’s finished its firin’ there— (The guns, they speak to the Three in One Three times—for His lovin’ care!) Lights out ! And the women are cryin’. The parson there in his gown. Has said the things that he'd oughtcr say And the men are lowerin' it down. Lights out! and the day’s work is over. The restless is restin’ deep. And God hasn’t got nothin’ better. For a man that's tired, than sleep. The things that he done is recorded. Past longin' and past regret. But them that he would—maybe somewhere There’s chances of doin' ’em yet. Lights out ! and now—slow to the finish. Give the echoes a chance to ring With God and the stars and the angels The night is a solemn thing. Lights out! and then reveille sounding All up the Pathway Untrod. Where a soldier is passin'. by orders. To make his report to God! —Reverend Herbert Shipman. -A .final examination "Birdie on Flirtation Walk, a-sing-ing blithe and gay. Tell an almost-graduate a thing he’d like to learn, When I am in the Army and ten thousand miles away. Who will walk with Dolly Grey and dance with her a turn? ” " Chut," says the little bird, " I do not like to tell— But I think I know a Yearling whom your shoes fit very well." " When I am in the Army, the the Army, the Army. Will maidens like to walk with me alone ? I cannot tell. When I’ve left the quilloids quilling And the drilling and the grilling. Will pretty eyes that like the Gray admire the Blue as well?"" Birdie on Flirtation Walk, a-sing-ing your refrain. Tell a near-commissioned man who soon must quit his gray. When I go into battle and am numbered with the slain. Will some one put on mourning and proceed to pine away?” " Chirp." says the little bird. " It's just as like as not That she’ll be safely married, sir. ere you are safely shot." " When I am in the Army, the Army, the Army. A-chasing Uncle Sammy’s foes where’er they chance to dwell: When I’m stationed at Manila. Or Iwilla, or Chinchilla, Can I find another pair of eyes that suit me just as well?" Wallace Irwin.Drill? I. Artillery "If you want to win the hat ties You must work the bloomin' "unx." Kii’LIN'u. This happens on tin- drill ground, to the battery of the Corps. It pleases all tin- women., who adore our mimic war. Now what the different numbers do. I really don’t remember. As I forgot the whole blame drill ’way buck in plebe September. Hut Honest .John, he gives commands, the drivers know the drill, The horses tear around the plain to do our Captain’s will. The yearlings hug their limber, and the first class bounce like hell. For artillery plugs and caissons can't be ridden very well. The command is “Left Wheel, Gallop," you should .see the horses run, The flank piece skids along the ground, the yearlings call it fun; They sometimes have to hold on tight, but never do they fear. Vet you often hear them blaspheme, when it comes to "Action Rear." "Range sixteen hundred forty, corrector thirty-two." The yearling gunner ties it up just like I used to do. But it doesn't make much difference, for our Captain doesn’t know. So we fire at will a round or two, and then away we go. Hut always in the month of June, at exhibition drills. Light battery is turned over to a bloomin' lot of quills; They chase the pieces round the plain; the drill is all a fake; (Don't mind my envious statements, for. you see. I’m not a "make.") Now if we e’er see service, and it's probable we will; And if perchance we should be called a captain's place to fill, Wc may forget our drill regs when a tight is really on. But we won’t forget the principles we got from Honest John. __• • • _II. Cavalry "Boldly they rode and melt” I was when we all were yearlings that we first began to ride. Ami most of ns have been policed, however hard we tried. Hot "eve improved a lot since then, as any one can see. And if we ain't good riders, God knows we ought to be. “Lean back! Hold tight! Turn your horses hrrr. If you dare to cut the corners, on 11 he numbered with the mourners. W hose ( hristmas leaves are postponed for a year.” And when we reach our first class year we go out on the plain; We have a class in drill regs which most drives us all insane. Some one explains a movement; the rest all go to sleep; And the way that Gee Dawg crawls us would make tin angels weep. “Fours right. Fours left. Column half right. Wake up and pay attention. Or you’ll all get special mention On tin skin list that comes out to-morrow night.” But when G. Henry takes the drill to show us how it’s done. We go a tearing up and down, the horses at a run; It surclv is exciting and I have a sneaking notion. That I will take the Cavalry in spite of slow promotion. "Bight turn. Left turn,—” round and round we go. The dust may almost blind us. And Old Gee Dawg cuss behind us. But that’s tin kind of drill wc like, if you should like to know. — 223 —III. lof otry "Down in the infantry nnhodi cares." Kiri.ixo. Artillery 1 rilI is pretty goad; Cavalry is fine; P. M. E. is rotten, hut it's Infantry for mine. Oil! Doughboys is the fighting hand as every record shows. But what's the use of all this drill which everybody knows? That I can do “squads right" and “left" the toes no longer doubt. And maybe, when I graduate. I'll hive “squads right about." I surely will know how to fight if e’er I go to war. Having been a private in the ranks for three long years and more. It’s “close in mass, guide left.” and it’s "close in mass, guide right:" It’s "take full distance, double time." till you’re ready for a fight; Its “steady in the center" and, "step out there on the flanks;’’ All of which is most instructive to a private in tin- ranks. And then you get to piping, which isn’t very queer. The captain sounds off some command that you don't chance to hear. Perhaps the words are indistinct, of course it's not your fault. What lie said was "double time;’’ you do "battalion halt. Then out speaks our commander, for there's nothing he don t see: “Report that man for carelessness,” and points at you. or me. Perhaps we can’t help grinning, for we’ve all been there In-fore, Then we draw a skin for smiling which is two demerits more. That 1 can do “squads right" and "left” the tacs no longer doubt. And maybe, when I graduate. I'll hive “squads right about. I surely will know how to fight if e’er I go to war. Having been a private in the ranks for three long years and more. ___ )‘ 4 —THE ’09 SCRAP BOOK I. Plebe Year “In the beginning." The mobilization of the class of 1JMMJ occurred about tile time Raineses II. be nn to reign in Egypt, in the year One of our late Com. The memory of that first taste of military pomp and circumstance may be dimmed, but never forgotten. Like all preceding and succeeding classes, we underwent more harrowing experience during our "Roast barracks" than any of those preceding or succeeding classes ever endured in theirs. We were the last class to receive our welcome at the hands of the yearling corporals and. whatever the arguments against this method may lie. it had the beneficent effect of teaching us. in the minimum amount of time, our utter non-importance. Tlie hardships of plebe year need no expanding. It suffices to say that we emerged diminished in numbers, hut with a feeling that we had passed through our ordeal by fire, and thereby stood better prepared to face whatever the future might have in store. II. Yearling Year ”The past wan goodly once, a ml yet when all is said, The best we know of it, is that it's gone and dead.” The summer of 1R 7 saw us proudly wearing our first service stripe and enjoying tin- much-piped yearling camp. What if it wasn't all that we had hoped for? We had our fun and even the frowns of authority, though they dampened, could not destroy that light-heartedness which is characteristic of all yearlings, fresh from the restrictions of plebedom. Camp Illumination was a rousing success and was followed by our “Yearling ’Gamp.” That was by far the most enjoyable part of the summer for us. and doubtless our welcome to the returning First Class lacked some of the enthusiasm with which we cheered their departure. Yearling Autumn, like Massachusetts, needs no encomium. In that busy season one has other things than encomiums to perplex the brain. The black disaster of an Army defeat by the Navy makes the memory of those days still more dismal, and the loss of seven of our classmates at Christmas time completed the unpleasant record. The new year dawned with a bright outlook. Studies were neglected and the — 225 —young man's fancy lightly turned to thoughts of Furlough. We assembled at the Battery to sing our Furlough songs almost, before the snow melted. No one took the B. S. course seriously and the last few weeks of yearling year were spent in one blissful FURLOUGH pipe, broken only by the Jamestown Imposition, which commemorated a syr ad ok bkasts the tirst naval expedi- tion ever undertaken by tin Corps of Cadets. During that voyage on the Sunnier, even such old salts as Horace Fuller and Queen I.il Lyman succumbed to the ravages of the "multitudinous seas;" but much of the ill feeling which that ill-starred craft justly deserves at our hands has boon obliterated by the memory of the days that followed. III. Second Class Year "Summer smiles hut summer goes, .hut winter waits behind it We returned from Furlough as "student officers." The new status lasted for about two days when the same old “skins” from the “Taos” showed us that we were "student officers” only in lectures and figures of speech. During the succeeding months, we met and absorbed (or n gr at deal of information about Mechanics. Sound and Light, and all that motlcv crew of arts and sciences which In-long to the Chirm. Department. (),, t|„. whole, the hours spent in the section room were far more plea-ant and interesting than similar sessions of the preceding year, but there are some of us to whom the section room can never be aught else than a chamber of horrors. Preparations for the early graduation of 1908 gave rise to more or less excitement; but when the 11th came, and we said good bve to the men of the First Class, wc felt that, in losing the fellowship of our predecessors, we had given up more than wc had gained in privileges by their departure. mom: bkastsI V. Acting First Class Spring “The .spirit of spring is ••• everything.’ early graduation of | )ok left in out hands tin- direction of the internal affairs of the Corps. With new privileges we received new responsibilities. The fact that we entne to our inheritance before our time, did not find us unprepared to face the new issues nor loath to try our hand. Many a knotty problem was decided as we sat "in congress assembled" within the now desolate walls of the First Classmen’s Club. In April, we took the annual trip to the Metropolitan Art Museum, under the direction of the Department of Drawing. Mere we studied intelligently the "Portraits” of Hals and Rembrandt, openly admired “The Sower, and stood aghast Kt'IM.Ot'Cll BANQI’ET before the glories of "The Whale Ship.” In the evening we attended ButTalo Hill's Show, at tin invitation of Colonel Cody. This happy combination of business and pleasure made the trip lx»th entertaining and useful, and the consideration of those who had us in charge was appreciated by all. About this time, our trio of great astronomers—Dr. Moss, Dr. Ford, ami Copernicus Simpson lagan to startle tin- scientific world with their new and original theories as to the present condition and ultimate destination of the stellar universe. All were promptly admitted to the Royal Academy, where Abe gave them the advanced instruction which their aptitude demanded. On June 8th the Inter-class meet was held; !{) ) came off with living colors, capturing the banner, and breaking three records just to show that she deserved it. — 227 —“now Kit. IN 8101 IT!NO V. First Class Carop “() temporal 0 Mores!" We now come to a period wliicli was perhaps the most eventful of our history. On June 12th the class of I « 10 left on their Furlough and the rest of the Corps moved to Camp Huger. The days which followed were full of I . M. K., Coast Artillery. Infantry Target Practice, and all that “mis-believing and black horde” of drills which torment the souls of First Classmen and Yearlings. We need not A IMt ACTICA 1. TACTICAl. I.KCTCHK — i28 —dwell upon this subject, except to mention the fact that established a new record ill rille practice; for. though practical instruction took up a large' part of the time, wc nevertheless found opportunity to introduce a few original numbers into the schedule which our guardians had so thoughtfully prepared. Camp Huger was an Age of Brew. Kach company bad its tub and its generous supply of lemons ami sugar, which was constantly being replenished from the outer world . Kvery desert of n company street had an oasis in its laundry tent, and there wc congregated after drill, to wash the dust ot the Cavalry Plain from our parched throats. Camp Huger was hardly well under way. however, when an event occurred which had tar-reaching consequences. In the early morning of the Fourth of July, a numlx-r of patriots crept from their warm cots to celebrate the birth of the nation with noise and tin-. This affair was regarded by the authorities as a serious offense. HOP MAXAOKU8 The offenders, or at least those who were found out. received a punishment which caused them t« miss an entire football season, and the First Classmen’s Club was closed. Marti upon this jarring state of affairs came the hazing investigation. The daily press seized eagerly upon, and exaggerated, every report that came from the investigating committee. This produced a wave of public sentiment which swept over the country, and no paper was so pressed for space that it could not lift its voice in behalf of the oppressed generation of Fourth Classmen, who desired such action as little as did the rest of the Corps. We regret exceedingly this storm of criticism from those who know so little of the circumstance's of which they write so eloquently; for. colored though many know it to be, nevertheless it hurts our Alma Mater in the- eyes e»f the Nation. The investigation cost us eight men, two of them First Classmen. Fite revival of what now Sea'ins to be a re-lie e»f the- past cost us elear. T i r_n _ OOI) _PORT WRIGHT DAYSVI. Fort Wright " {rsiiir the idle summer sen. On the Kith of August we moved to barracks for tile last time, leaving camp in charge of the yearlings. On the following day we departed for F o r t Wright for our week of practical instruction in sea coast defence. Upon our arrival, after a pleasant allday voyage, we march-the cami bv Tint ska cd to tiie camp already prepared for our occupation. Some, eager for a salt hath, tempted the Fates and promptly set forth for the bathing I»each in the dark. That first swim in the ocean was taken in the midst of « combined landscape and marine scene that resembled more than anything else, primeval chaos. The next day we discovered a better place, and thereafter two salt plunges a day were included in the program. So many day and night drills during the first three days almost smothered the sparks of coast artillery sentiment among those who, for obvious reasons, desire a first lieutenancy as soon as j ossil lc after the ceremony. This hard work, however, l ore fruit in the target practice which we had toward the end of our stay. The practice with the ten-inch battcrv resulted in five hits out of six shots, while the six-inch made eight hits out of ten. The work with the fifteen-pounder was equally good, and we feel justly proud of the records of our different detachments. The hours of freedom were thoroughly enjoyed by all. Some found the greatest joy in the ocean: others preferred the "Monotonous Inn;” and still others assiduously sought the company of the fair sex. which was present in great numbers. Hops and receptions were legion, and even those ham.mi.no tiik IO-incii no. 1. of us who cure least for such functions responded nobly to tInhospitable invitations which were showered upon us. On Saturday morning we embarked once more upon the General Meigs and made our return trip to the stirring slogan: "It was raining in the morning And the afternoon was wet.” — 231 —VII. First Class Year “Xott morituri tr saint am us." The practice umrcli over, we returned to barracks and settled down to tile last epoch «»f our history. Since September we have delved into the barren depths of Ordnance and drunk from the living fountain of the Law. In three months wr have become master of all that pertains to the .science of Civil Engineering; books on tactics, held fortifications, and various and sundry campaigns of the world's great captains melt before' us. Great, indeed, is our knowledge of all things military. It is said that Georgic Patton has compiled for future generals, a rule for winning any battle under any combination of circumstances. And now tin time for graduation draws near and our history will soon be complete. We have hist in membership one third of our original number. The loss of Rossell. Weaver, Fletcher and Pendleton in our First Class year has been especially regretted by all. As a class, we have made mistakes, some of which we have remedied. Since our ascendancy we have tried to emphasize Corps rather than Class spirit, yet the ties of friendship within our own class are none the less strong because of this. Under our leadership the Corps has been united with no petty inter-class feeling to destroy harmony and hinder accomplishment. This made possible the enthusiasm which helped carry our team to victory last fall and which, we hope, will carry our fencing and baseball teams to like victories. “Something ere the end. Some work of noble note, may yet lie done." Let us strive to make our year of victories complete. Let us work with the Corps for the ideals for which the Corps stands. May our deeds and our spirit lie such that we will go forth to face the future, prepared “to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." WEARERS OP THE _ _l! r.uo How»t- "fo TmAIC'QwAAU ) O' " How 1 WaIChI n« HaAO.hC M..C-Mu I“Ute»nc») Cocuf h . Caai Get O tx L «mtAntiu.( A Mill- Wl Sl ’ OA At HaA■ ,r"A- • S' ' . Orr c« WilaCS Lkui Com a Hi) Usual Pastimc.—— C-A. B»» T r •- «( D('C«3C3 • M v £»U«oi„, a» Ci«iv.Bwiw,t«f Biwt Ca-»».n , Ho-. « ?»»)• “» ■ L» t C«»Iwa(0 ■ • Hi Da.,h« R,. . A "THEORETICAL PRACTICAL TACTICAL PHom.KMAS THEY USED TO BEH In the 5ection Room DIULI. REGS Likut. Kent—Never | ut a tall man next to a short man. nor rice rrr a. Capt. SuMMERAI.L- -‘‘.Mr. Gage, why do you lire at the feet of the enemy, instead of at some other part of the body?" M ••p —.“You can impede his progress more by shooting him in the feet. sir. Cai t. Charles—"In double-timing should you breathe through your nose or through your nostrilst (’apt. Newell—“Whats the difference between single action and double action, Mr. Aleshire?” . . . (looking wise)—“Why, in single action the revolver shoots one at a time, in double action it shoots two at a time. LAW Jo Morrow—‘Who is this fellow Ibid, Captain? Is he considered an authority on Military I.awr’ Instructor—“When a man marries, does he lose any of his rights under the Constitution?” Dcxswortii—“Yes. sir. The pursuit of happiness." Wilkes (reciting)—“Dying declarations are accepted only when the man is suffering from homicide." M-EBS' OF 13! 2. — 239 —to? It r ffi'M !000 HOWITZER ;{ M c Dow ell—"Where have you been?" Mr. Row—"To the shoe-shining parlor, sir.” Instructor—"Mr. Hickok, what is a coinmodutum?" “Red —"Well, if I should lend you five dollars, without fixing any time for repayment, that would 1m a eoininodatuin." Instructor—“No, Mr. Hickok, that would be a gift. CHEM. P. Robinson—"What becomes of these icebergs, Mr. Lewis: B. ().—"Why, the top melts off, and the rest sinks." GEOLOGY. K-det (reciting)- -"Apatite is found in Hungary." MATH. Hutiart—"Lieutenant. I can't see why this is so." Lt. Alley—"Well, if it’s so, it’s so. isn’t it?" Kk iiart—"Yea, sir." Lt. A.—"Well, what better pr n f do you want?" AT HIDING. G. Henry (as P. S. loses control of his horse)—"Mr. Gage, you have beautiful legs. Why don't you use them?" HYGIENE LECTURE. Discussing malarial mosquitoes—"As usual it is the female that makes all the trouble.” ORDNANCE. Inst.—Mr. Ducrot. were you particularly struck with anything at Watervliet? Ducrot—Why, yes sir. The steam hammer struck me most forcibly. wuy no ? — 240 —1000 HOWITZER Inut._No; I menu, did anything im- press von? I)V( HOT.—Yes. sir. The hydraulic press was most interesting. JN8T.—Very funny, hut I mean.—well, were there any features about the trip you did not like? Ducrot.—Well, sir. I was rather bored by the drill press. ADVICE TO THE YOUNG The Com. (hiving I.agg smoking a skag)—"Throw that d—n thing away and buv vourself a cigar. ‘ AT INAUGURATION. Policeman, to Philoon, as "(" Co. flounders by through the slush of Pennsylvania Ave.—"Say, arc you fellows as mad as you look?" GOOD ADVICE. Gen. Wingate (in a talk on rifle shooting)—"Pick out a small object about the sixe of a tac (k), and use it for a target." [IT LOOKS TO HE LEA) IMG NAVYM AFTER IU IF A 1.0 BILL’S SHOW. Nix, fervently to Col. Cody “Colonel. I am proud to shake hands with a wan.” ON THE RIFLE RANGE. Capt. Smith—“You may return to camp, Mr. Wilkes." Madam—"Have I no more duties to perform, Captain?" W. P.—"Sec that wood pile over there. Mr. Wilkes? Go, lie on that for a while.” AT ENGINEER BAR RACKS. Willie Goktz (after listening to a long discourse on barracks life)—"(aptnin, doesn't it rather complicate matters, if you get married?” "Candidate” Jordan, having passed his entrance exams, wires home as follows: — "Hymn 888. verse 5, last two lines. His father, receiving this message, looked up the hymn and found.— "Sorrow vanquished, labor ended,- Jordan passed." — 241 —1Q0Q HOWITZER Tb KoocKsr You sec him out at every game. The man who knows it all: And whenever things look squally You hear the knocker hawl. "The punkest work I’ve ever seen, Who told them they could play? Our team is surely on the hum. That’s all I've got to sav.” He can't distinguish flies from strikes. A safety from a punt. But he tells ’em when to work the pass. Or when they shouldn't hunt. Whenever our op| onent scores A touchdown or a run, "The game is lost." the knocker cries. "Our trouble’s just begun." WRIGHT. J. MARVIN — Typical engineer; 61 fu «l wiili a marvelous memory, which i not oven taxed by equations In Ordnance. Ills knowledge of the English language knows no bounds, and Ills use of it no check. While not of a deeply religious nature, he nevertheless prefer chapel to the riding hall. Under G. Henry’s careful supervision he rides with u trip hummer effect, which would kill a less experienced horse than Lindsey. In taking the hurdle maintains connection with Ills steed by means of wireless. Author of, "My Methods of Equltntion " nnd " Helpful Hints In Training the Memory." Favorite Poems: "Sheridan's Ride” and "Charge of the Light Brigade.” Favorite character In history: Morgan. Where’er he goes lie takes along His hammer strong and trusty, And knocks most every one he knows With a voice that’s loud nnd lusty. He never sees the sunny side Or takes things with a smile. Or stops to say a helpful word He thinks it’s not worth while. We all can name a lot of men Who love to hark and growl. Who. when their luck is running had, Are always quick to howl; But are we sure that on the list Of files who knock with glee. No man who knows us ns we are Can number you or me? Who? REEL). PEEP — Profession, chemist and mineralogist. Specialty, coal-gas. gold, and other precious gems. Disciple of Captain McGrow, under whose careful training he first began to do nnd say things which Indicated the possession of an unusual Intellect. His opinions on various subjects, chemical, mineral, nnd electrical, soon begun to be quoted by his less gifted classmates who lacked the originality and ingenuity to think them out. Like all men of genius he Is eccentric. Ho has boon known to rise at midnight and clean his lurget rillo with talcum powder, a proceeding almost unparalleled In the unnuls of "F” Company. Favorite author: Tillman. Favorite character In history: Cavendish. Favorite Isiok: " Five Thousand Leagues Under the Sen.” Motto: "All that glitters is not gold." Address after Graduation: Mntteawan. — 242 —A Session Extraordinary of the Second Gla?? Club The following order is published before the Hattalion after any Sunday dinner, or at any other time when one of the “representative members” of the class has nothing to do: “Second classmen are wanted in the Club for a few minutes, immediately after breaking ranks. It is important that every man be there.” In humble oliedience to the above, the rank and tile assemble, expecting to elect a United States senator. After all have taken their regular scats on top of the billiard tables and elsewhere, Grcblc locks the door and announces that the meeting has been called to elect a Vice-President of the Dialectic Society. The spoonoids attempt to climb out of the windows but are forcibly detained. The other members of the class relapse hopelessly and prepare to spend the afternoon as comfortably as possible. The meeting proceeds strictly according to parliamentary law as understood at West Point. (Jreble raps for order. “Fellows, Godfrey will say a few words respecting the duties of the said important office.” Godfrey responds promptly, and, in a brief talk lasting half an hour, he tells the class what the Dialectic Society could accomplish if it hail an efficient vice-president. As he closes amidst a profound and respectful silence, an impatient spoonoid moves that the nominations be made. Not so fast. Mr. Spoonoid! Stearns has ”n few words” to say on this subject and Flirtation will keep. Stearns begins with the regular formula. "Fellows, I haven’t very much to say but I would like to emphasize what Godfrey has said”— and in a glowing oration In- proceeds to tell of the former glory of tin- Dialectic Society ami proposes that we revive that former glory by electing an efficient vice-president. More profound silence follows the appeal. The preliminaries are over; tin- nominating begins; Stearns nominates I.ee; Lee nominates Stearns. Somebody nominates Johnson and Johnson moves that the nominations lie closed. The optimists In-gin to hope that the business may lie finished before parade. The motion is put to vote. Not carried. Ord moves that the vice-president In- appointed, and then attempts to speak on the prospects for a rifle team to compete against the Navv. lie is silenced with difficulty. Hut a new field for discussion has been opened and all hope of finishing tin- business before parade vanishes. A heated discussion follows. Erlcnkotter makes a mental note to the effect that, in the future, gags will be provided for such an emergency as the present. Dr. Moss then rises and, without waiting to 1h- recognized, begins: "Gentle- men. I want to sav a few words to you with reference to getting up a pistol and sabre team to compete with the Pcekskill Military Academy. This is a phase of military work and should not be neglected. I am sure that every man here would be glad to give up his spare time to such a noble purpose.” The doctor takes his seat amidst thunderous applause. A momentary lull in operations gives Gramp Hunter an opportunity to speak •Now extinct per special onlors No. 1.303.03. — 243 —[the iooo howitzer] in favor of tin cause of temperance. Greble raps for order. He decides not to wait for a second to Ord’s almost forgotten motion but puts it to a vote. Not carried. A discussion as to bow the vice-president shall be chosen grows hotter and hotter. In vain (Jruble pounds the table for order. Then, once more, the dignified form of our fellow statesman. Grainp. rises, this time to break the deadlock which exists over the question lieforc the House. 11 is words receive the attention of every mcm! er. He proposes a compromise to the effect that two vice-presidents be chosen, one of whom shall 1m- elected and the other, appointed. His motion is met with ridicule. It is defeated when put to vote and Granip retires to nurse an injured dignity. Greble now remcmlicrs that the nominations are still open and announces that fact. Krlenkotter rallies his loyal “bucks,” who persuade him to run for office. It is decided that in order to better express the will of the class there shall be four ballots. The voting proceeds and in due course of time one of the candidates is elected. The "conscript fathers" issue pale and wan from the senate chamber in time to dress for parade. Two days later Greble assembles the second classmen once more, and, after locking the door, declares the former ballots null and void and announces that another election will be held immediately. •Cicero A A elodraro2v in Thr Acts Why is tIk Hoy rushing around so madly, grabbing clothes from everybody’s locker? Is there a fire, or has he just received sad news? No. Your questions are both wrong. He is merely going to a Hop. and so is l orrowing all the fine raiment his friends will loan him. Will he have a nice time at the Hop? Wc shall see. Now here is the same Cadet again. Why does lie look so worried? Has he lost his mind, or has his partner lost some of her hair? No, my child, neither lias happened; but the next dance is about to begin and be is looking for her next partner who is probably downstairs smoking a cigarette or helping himself to a tenth plate of ice cream. Hut what is the Girl doing while the Cadet is hunting? Oh, she is counting the lights and trying to convince herself that she is having the time of her life. Here is our Cadet again. He is sitting on the edge of his bed looking at a flower he has stolen from his affinity. Did she know when he stole it.' I should howl.’for she is an Old Hand, and Heroine of a Thousand Hops. Did she care? No, for she thought it might get her a bid to another Hop next year. What will she do between now and then? I don’t know, but I have a shrewd suspicion she will pull through. What will he do? I don’t know all he will do, but I know one thing; that is, if he doesn’t put out bis light and go to bed, he will get a skin, and will not go to the next Hop. ANTICI- PATION REALI- ZATION MEDI- TATION — 244 —% I y Tur tooo uqvv'itzfr : vW iYlnffc ■■ ■— ——— - - - ' ■‘‘Jrv tfOv- a The Howitzer Writ II’hat Is fiour favorite branch of the service? The doughlmys won in a walk, probably from force of circumstances as much as from choice, with cavalry second. Some voted for detached service, while Herkness and Parker were strong for divine service. There was one we refrain from mentioning names, remembering the proverb about “Birds of a Feather'" who hankers for the jackass battery. IVhat is fiour favorite sport? Football is the class favorite but polo is not far behind, and there are those who maintain that the “one club, no ball" golf is the best ever. Horace Fuller maintains that for pure pleasure, knocking the T. I), leaves all the others far behind. IVhat is pour favorite study? Harding says, “History. We never studied that;" but we give the palm to Colley, whose favorite study is the West Shore time table. Who is your favorite character in history? The answers were many and diversified but most prominent among them was Lyman's choice of Queen l.il. IVhat is your favorite book? The one which actually received the greatest mimlicr of votes is Rogct’s Thesaurus, and we can but presume that its popularity is due to the fact that we never use it. Chase says his favorite is the departure book, and most of us agree with him, although there are not a few. who. like Hanna, stand by the sick book. Meyer unexpectedly declared himself for Spalding's Baseball Guide. Run Hobson favors Ri .la. and Patton reiterates his attachment for the skin book. Why did you come to IVext Point? Hughes savs that he has been nearly five years trying to answer that question, and Philoon. "F.cho answers ’why? " Kelly’s reason is “Because they’re all fickle.” Harding wants to know, “Why did Napoleon go to Bricnne?” Georgie Van Deusen asserts that lie had a grudge against the place. IVhat phase of cadet life do you most enjoy? “From taps to reveille."—Johnson. “Marching to meals.”- Goetz. “Making out wash lists.”—Harding. “Sweeping out my room.” Mi nnikiicyskn. “The one which comes in June —Coles. What is your greatest aversion? “Map making and P. M. E. lunches.”- Rr.Miioron. "Sunday night $up| cr."—Schili.khsthom. "Almost anything connected with a yellow stripe.”—Wrioiit. — 245 —Herkncss is afraid to name his for fear of making tin- other taes envious. North opines that spooning the chaperone is about tin- worst thing going. (Sethis biography.) filial do oil think of the Tac Department? Hobson, waxing facetious, calls it “tac (t) less.” and Kichclberger hesitates to express himself because his wife is (). 1). Harding wonders how their regiments get along without them. Kelly says they're a pretty good bunch with ten or twelve exceptions. “A tine hit of young men.” Meyer. “It’s improving.’’—Achkr. Duke Davis, in declining to express himself on this subject, refers to Paragraph Ifil. Regulations. L’. S. M. A. If not our self, who would on rather lie? “Am perfectly satisfied."—Pmi.ooN. “I’d rather lie Harriman anyway.” C'oLLKV. “A eit.”—Hughes. “My best girl’s dog.” Stearns. (Oh. Tups!) f'hat in our greatest amliition? Chapman says he hasn’t any. The end of Hcrkncss' earthly desires is to Ik as wise as Winkleman. Wright aspires to draw his $1,700 per year with as little delay as possible. Kelly hopes to get hack his make in order that he may become a B! A. filial are the sweetest words in the world? “I hope I shall hear them sometime." Goetz. "Turn out the mail carriers."—Oi.nm:i.i . “Big Navy Day.” I.. P. Ford. filial are the saddest words in the world? There's no doubt about the sadness of “double time." “August ‘28th.” etc., but says Teague: "Of all sad words of tongue or pen. The saddest are these— 1.. lVd again.' Some one else said tin- ones that pained him most were, "West Point." when a brakeman sounds them off. “The mail has been carried on the second floor, sir.” Oi.dkiei.d. lihat is the best thing the school has done for i ou? "Taught me how to walk the straight and narrow path (on the ana)." Chase. “Made me dignified." Kki.I.y. “Taught me how to smile when I wanted to swear." Kichklbekoer. “Gave me fifty cents once, to spend on a trip to New York." Parker. lihat suggestion hare on for the “new li es Point?" Hobson suggests, "trained nurses, female." but we think the hospital already attractive enough—for Bunnv. at any rate. Wright wants to abolish all mounted instruction. The man who showed the most sagacity, however, suggested Museheiiheim to run the hotel. — 4 —p Drarp ti? P rsopa . the grace of the Com.. King of Scotland, of Dunfor and Heirs to the Throne, horse. GABRIEL DCNFOR.- Bv MAI.-COM ) . DOXALBEER ) ‘Sons M AC BAKU It.—An old war G. PATTON BANJO.- One of the Coin.’s Own. WALLACE COPEI.ANl) P. S. MACBI.CFF.—A patriot. CUTHBKRT S. LENNOX. A court favorite. FRANCIS HARRINGTON ROSS. Thane of the "B” Clan. FRANCIS DELANO MENTIETH.- Thane of the "D" Clan. RAYMOND SCI I CM PSKI ANGUS. Keeper of the wash lists. I. DONALDSON CAITHNESS.- Chief of the militia. LADY MACDOWELL-MACBAF.HR. A she-devil. Thanes (Si of the best) ACT I. Time: June lltli ! ) —. ScKNK I. . drearii place near Execution Hollow. (Thunder and lAirhtninu. Enter the .. P.'s.) 1st L. I .— When shall we three hop again. And see our partners writhe in pain? •in L. I . When the day’s soiree is done. When the problem’s lost and won. .So L. I . That won’t he ere set of sun. 1st I.. ! Where the place? 2n I.. P.—Cullum Hall. I.. I . Whom to meet? 1st L. P.- Macbaehr. Am.— Fair is foul, and foul is fair, Soon we'll see the great Macbaehr. (Exeuntt) Scene II. The hall room of Cullum. (Thunder. Enter the three .. P.’s in- sheath gowns.) 1st L. I . Where hast thou been, sister? 2n L. P.- On Flirtation I have walked. With Mister Milling I have talked. .' i» I.. P.- Sister, where thou? 1st I.. P.- At a tea tight on the post, Chevrons bright were won and lost; — 247 —i(K»0 HOWITZER A kaydct would not spoon with me, He was rude as rude can hr. Just you watch me bust his make, I'll cause his quilling heart to shake. ( Drum within.) 3n L. I .—A drum, a drum, Macbaehr doth come. (Kntrr Macbaehr ami Han jo.) Banjo- () lu ll, what have we here? So withered and so wild in their attire. That look like the inhabitants of Highland Falls. And yet are here in Ciillum. 1st I.. 1 .- All hail. Macbaehr! Hail to thee. Great Line Sergeant! go I.. P.- All hail. Macbaehr! Hail to thee. Acting I'irst Sergeant ' 3d I.. I - All hail. Macbaehr! Thou shall be First Captain hereafter! Macbaehr—At last I am to be appreciated. Banjo But what of me? To me you speak not. If you can look into the seeds of time, And tell which make will grow, and which will not. Speak to me. who now reposes in agony of sus|mtisc. 1st I.. P. Lesser than Macbaehr and greater! 2d I.. P.- Not so big a quill, and vet much bigger! 3d I.. P. Thou shalt not be hirst Captain, but thou slialt be Adjutant. 1st L. 1 Farewell, Macbaehr and Banjo. (Macbaehr ami Han jo weep for joy L. ’.'it dance off with three hop manager .') Scene III. (Inrrrness. .7 room in the basement of barracks. The early morning of September 1st.) (Knter l.ady Macbaehr with an ax.) I.auv Mac.- The Hell Cat himself is hoarse that croaks The fatal entrance of Dunfor Under the Dialectic. (Kilter Macbaehr, swinging bis left arm.) Al. toil r'JflcDuehr'uiho shell be Hrjl Caplam hereafter: -2-18 —Macbaehr- If it were done when tis done, then twerc well It were done quickly. That but this skin Might be the be-all and the end-all—Ho! What’s up? I.ady Mac.- I think the ). C. is for one. Where is Dunfor? Macbakiir- -Asleep no doubt. 'I'lie practice march Hath well nigh done him up. Besides, this Dunfor Hath borne his faculties so meek; hath been so Clear as our first captain, that his virtues Will plead like Patton’s trumpet tongue, against The deep damnation of his taking off. Lady Mac. Fie, my lord, tie. Was the hope drunk Wherein you dressed yourself? What will become Of vour new dress coat, on which the chevrons are already sewed? Get you to his room and. while he sleeps. Swat him with your gumstick. They will think The Hell Cats did it. (Pushes him through the door.) ACT II. Scene I. (Inverness. .1 hall in the First Die.). Macbabiir- Is this my gumstick which I sec before me, Its handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. (Jumps for it.) I have thee now. and I won’t let thee go. Not I. Thou marshallest me the way that I was going, And such an instrument I always use. I have thee still. And just as soon as I can get my glue pot. too. I’ll ready l:e for all emergencies. (A drum heats.) Hear it not. Dunfor. It is the drum Which summons thee or me to qitilldom conic. (Exit.) (Enter I.ad if Maehaelir.) Macbaeiir (within)—Take that! (A thud.) Lady Mac.—Alack! I am afraid he’ll tic it up (A erath.) And kill the guards. I laid the gumstick ready— He could not miss it. Had he not resembled Charlie Harris as lie slept. I had done t—O Mother! (Enter Maehaelir miring a reeking gumstick.) Macbabiir- I’ve done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise? Lady Mac.- I heard you fall over the washstand. Macbaeiir—Methought I heard a voice cry. "Skin no more. Maehaelir shall skin no more.”—The innocent skins. Skins that fill up the naked sleeve with gilt, The aim of each make’s life—balm to our hearts. Chief nourislier of life’s feast — 049 —thf 10no HOWITZER I.apy Mac .— You’re crazy with the heat. Mac Bakun Still it cried. “Skill no more.” to all the div. Mother hath broke the cpiill. and as a sergeant Shall skin no more. Machaehr shall skill no more! I.adv Mac.- Who was it thus cried? Go. get some gasolene and wash That filthy witne ss from your hands. Whv did you bring The gumstick from the- place? Carry it back And smear the- sleeping bucks with glue-. The blame must lie-On tlie-m. in this, as well as all things e-lse-. (Knocking without.) That must be- Horace- Fuller with his sledge. I.e-t’s be-at it. ( Exeunt.) (Enter Machluff anil Lennox.) M c bi.I7 'k—Twiis a rough night. Three times I woke-, dreaming that I walked in ranks once more . (Enter Machaehr anil Lady Mnchaelir.) I.KN’Nox- Good morning, noble sir. How did the- gracious Dunfor sleep, After a day with the- Jackass battery? M e bakiin I’neasy lay our gracious captain's head. I fear; '1’lie- drum beat thrice- and heaven foretold an awful morrow. Best wake him up for breakfast. (Exit Machlatf.) t lie-enter Machlatf wearing a look of dismay and captain's chevrons.) Macbi.I’kk—Oh, horror, horror, horror! Tongue nor lie-art cannot conceive nor name them. M e bakiin Wlmt’s the matte r? I.kxnox- Confusion now hath made his masterpiece. Macblckk Most sacrilegious treachery hath broke ope-The Coin's anointed temple—1 can lie more-; The noble Dunfor’s busted!! (.Ill swoon.) (Hand plays “The World is I’pside Down." and the spectators pass away.) — 250 —7.FF !000 HOWITZER Chevron Days Story of ()i.i» Wkst Point. MIAPTKR I. Tin President of tlic L’nitrd States was riding hard. The lather-covered pony swayed unsteadily I rural h him and his ryes wen dim with dust and lirnt. Vrt thrrr was no stopping now, for not two hundred yards hrliiud came a troop of howling redskins. 11 was thrrr hundred miles1 to the nearest fort and the President knew in his heart that he could never make it. Closer and closer came the painted devils. Now lie felt the hot breath of Red Tomahawk, the Apache chieftain, on the back of his neck. Crack! Red Tomahawk bit the dust and the clear strains of a cavalry bugle were wafted from behind a ridge half a mile away. The Indians turned and fled, while from behind a ridge rode Gcorgic Copeland St. .lames Pebble, carrying his rifle ready for a counter attack. "Where is the cavalry?” exclaimed the President, dismounting from bis exhausted horse. ■’Here." said St. .lames, smiling ami tapping the bugle-which hung at his side. "My boy, you will some day be a great soldier." said the President, clasping bis hand. "I will give you an appointment to West Point.” "That has hern the fondest hope of mv life, sir." and a vision of himself at the head of tile gray battalion passed slowly before his eves. rilU'TKH ll. TIIKIW FIRST MKKTINO On June loth Gcorgic approached the Adjutant’s oilier to rc| ort for duty. As he strode resolutely along be met a bevy of girls and cadets. In passing by be beard a cadet remark brutally, "Mary. there goes another farmer" to be made into a soldier." To which Mary Sherman replied sharply. "Don’t laugh you were there yourself a year ago." Tin’s retort from such a pretty girl cheered Gcorgic wonderfully, and lie would have thought of her often. |M-r Imps, had his military career not been so exacting. Will'll Copeland arrived at the Adjutant' office he found about twenty other candidates at the door. The Ad- l Ami yet some officers object to the riding test. 2. St. James plays both Uw bugle and comet.—Kd. J. Poor IH'VlI. Watch .Mary. She will oppeur again. , „ . 5 Tfils hurt Si James deeply, for he was descended from a loin? line of million ancestor .lOOO HOWITZER jiitnnt came forth and, with a compassionate smile, was aiioiit to turn the entire outfit over to the tender mercies of the yearling “corps.” It was then for the first time that Gcorgie showed that he was horn to lieeome a cadet captain. Stepping forward. In- raised his right hand to the brim of his derbv in respectful salute and said. “Sir. Candidate Pebble reports for duty." The Adjutant was thunderstruck. For a candidate to report correctly was too much, and he sank fainting into the arms of a hell-cat. St. .lames, immediately perceiving that fate had placed him in command, drove his terrified fellow victims through the .laws of Death and surrendered them to Corky Davis. CHAPTER III. All West Point heroes are first thrown in with an unmilitary room-mate. Our hero was no exception. The utter depravity of Benny Brazier as regards all things military was a source of constant mortification to St. James, whose soldierly bearing and respectful way of dragging in his chin promptly won the admiration of all the corporals. Need we stop here to tell how Copeland longed for tin- day when lie. too. should wear corporal's chevrons and command a squad? Constantly lie waited for the opportunity to show that he was made of the same military stuff as Napoleon Bonaparte and Skinny Wainwright. At last the chance came. The corporal who was drilling our hero’s squad one day stepped into Execution Hollow ami broke his neck. All the squad with the exception of St. James witnessed this catastrophe with a mixed feeling of horror and satisfaction. Not so with Copeland. He alone was equal to the occasion. Taking command of the squad, without a moment’s hesitation he detailed four men to carry the deceased cor|x ral to barracks while the remaining members walked slowly behind as a military escort. Having paid these compliments to the unfortunate corporal, St. James marched the squad to the drill ground, gave them double time for the remainder of the period, and dismissed them ten minutes after recall.1 That night CojM-land went to sleep with a smile U|Htn his lips. CHAPTER IV. June had conic at last. To Gcorgie the Academic year had been a hard one, and it was only by constant effort that he stood reasonably well in his class.7 The year had not Ix-cii without its triumphs, however, for single-handed Copeland hail won the Vale. Harvard, and Navy games, and had played piuckily throughout the whole second half of the Syracuse game with a broken leg and a sprained shoulder. In addition to these feats lie had also won the field meet for his class and had soundly thrashed his unmilitary room-mate, thus making him a better man. The Corps was drawn up for Graduation Parade. When the last strains of the Star Spangled Banner died awav and the officers had reported, the cadet adjutant liegan to read the new list of cadet officers. Impatiently St. James listened through the list of captains, lieutenants, sergeants, and acting sergeants. Not that he expected to he made a corporal. All. no. He was too modest for that, hut nevertheless In- was interested. An intense silence prevailed throughout tin visitors' seats and the assembled multitudes leaned eagerly forward. "To In- cor| ornls,“ rang tin- metallic tones of the adjutant. “Cadets Brown. Smith. Jones. Pebble —" ft. Thus showinic hlms«-lf fully ns able a ilrlll master as any Tnc. 7. Non.- of them ever stand hlxh in Ihelr class. Who ever heard of a hero In the KiiKtnrer Con ? H No W.-st Point hero Is ever made llrst corp on I he jump — 252 —THE 1000 HOVITZER cjJI 7fe:. The rest of the order was drowned by the cheer which broke simultaneously from the thousands of spectators. Copeland almost moved in ranks, hut he resolutely controlled the violent emotion which swept over him. His jaw was firmly set; then and there he resolved to he worthy of the high honor which had been conferred upon him. CHAPTER V. Second class year was over. The Corps was again assembled in order to give a fitting stage setting for the periodical announcement of the new officers. St. .Fames Pebble stood behind tin first squad of B Company, unselfishly hoping that the exalted position of first captain would fall to tin- lot of Raymond Dcllington, his best friend. The stentorian voice of the adjutant could be heard for miles. “To he captains. Cadets Pebhh " Copeland heard no more. There was a singing of larks in his ears and for the moment he seemed to walk among the clouds. The ambition of his life had been attained. He was First Captain. The Corps, wildly cheering, carried him to his room on their shoulders." Of course Copeland maintained discipline as it had never been maintained before, or since, and at the same time was the most popular" first captain who had ever been in office. During first class camp Mary Sherman again apjx-ared on the scene.1 “Mary.” said Gcorgie, as they amliled along Flirtation’s leafy Iwwers: "Will you consent to share," the hard life of a Coast Artillery officer?”1 “() George." exclaimed Mary. “What an unnecessary question!” The swells lapped gently on the rock-hound shore, and the red bird sang in the sumach bush. Our new first captain had surrendered to Cupid, and for the only time in his career St. James was absent at parade. v All West Point heroes are. 10. They never fall to do this. II With the lacs. I ’ For the C went let h summer. If t.eorale lunl only known It. 1.1. They alwuy set a trill - slushy toward the end. 14. Kvorylssly In this condition takes the Coast. THE SI RKKNUKH — 253 — in Kaydet Slang I] Once upon a time there was a Kaydet. who was known far and wide as the Duke. When he was only a Beast he attracted much attention from the Yearling Corps, on whom he was careful to Bone a Reverse. This is the only thing on record which the Duke ever Boned, except an A.B. He let Math take care of itself and was nearly Found in B. S. and Drill Regs. The Duke was not made a Corp in June for various reasons known to the Com and the Tac Department. He spent his Yearling Camp walking Buck Cuard Tours, smoking Skags, serving Cons, and Running in Boodle. He never went to any Hops, except the Feed Hops, and then he didn't dance. He wouldn't Spoon an L. P. for his Rest friend, and you couldn't hire him to P. S. On the Practice March he Ran It Out and was Hived. This crime gave him Two Months on the Area, and thus one of his chief ambitions was realized. Jtf. -IS. We tell all this to show what sort of a File the Duke was. or at least pretended to be. About lii time Furlough happened along, and the Duke left for his native Podunk, somewhere in Maryland. -is. -is. -is. -is. -is. -is. -is. -is. (] When the Duke got off the train his whole nature did the Presto Chango Act. “The Bunch won't be able to get a line on me in this place," remarked the Duke sagely, as he purchased a bunch of violets for the belle of the village. -IS. -IS. -IS. -IS. -is. -IS. -IS. The next day they had a Formation in honor of the Duke's return to his Podunk. All the Femmes for miles around assembled at the Ducal Estate, and the Duke arrayed himself in Purple and Fine Linen and Fought Pink Tea all over the lawn. Then they crowned him Queen of May and a lot of other rot. which made the Duke think he was even more of a Heller than he had imagined himself. It was a great day for the Duke. In the evening the Femmes went home leaving the Duke Sitting amidst the garlands singing •‘For She’s a Jolly Cood Fellow." .jls. -IS. €| Moral• The best of us slip upon Furlough. — 354 —(Blossar? I H.. n. n area bird; our who lake' after-noun strolls in the Area of Barrack per S. • and. in « j doing, performs the work of a rock-crusher. Area. n. Haven of A l!. . 'I he court yard of Ita track . H. ■■I.. n. Busted Aristocrat; Cadet officer re-duccd to ranks per S. (I. H-aehe, v. To talk: 2. To uhmit an epistle in vertical to the Com or the SlJ|rc. Ha ehe, n. An official explanation submitted for the purpose of a Ho wit) K the Tttc to air their opinion I by endorsement) ol the culprit and hi offenses. H-arker, n. A here; one who love to hear himself talk. e. k. Bing Acher. Hratt, n. A new cadet. Heau Harnuks, n. Xante applied to Cadet liar-rack while ame wa used as a detenlion shed foi beast . (Now growing obsolete). Messy, adj. Ad dieted to the use of flowery It. S. H. .. adj. Hold before June; fresh; a plehc characteristic. Muir. adj. In- different. IIIhc Hook. it. A charming little novel edited by the Com for the guidance of cadet . Hone, v. To study —check-book, to strive to net out of debt.— ,Us. to avoid the publicity of tlie skin-list. — make. to seek chevrons. — gallery, to show oil. - murk. to haunt the gymnasium — least', to indulge in athletics lor the purpose of eating toast at the training table. Honoid. n. One who burns the midnight oil. Hoodie, n. Contraband articles; cloicc tidbits much sought after by the Tac . Hood Ur's, n. The confectioner's store. Hoothrk. v. To curry- «he favor of a military superior. Hoctliclr, n. A pull. Hoollirk .lllry. ti. Company officers’ street in camp. Ilnur, v. To crawl; to persuade one to exert himself towards attaining a military position. Hrare. n. An exaggerated military position. iirctvn, n. The A. II. » solace; chewing tobacco. Hurk. n. Tile lowest form of lite of the Uruas Uililarius; a cadet private. 2. An enlisted Hugie, v. To stare at a blank blackboard during an entire recitation period to keep from being called on to recite. Hull, n The Corps’ favorite; Hull Durham tobacco. Husl, v. To shatter a make’ ambitions by reducing him to the milk of private. H. S.. n. British Science; the English language; the study of English. ( 11. n. A lucky mortal; a civilian. C us, ii. I ivilian clothing. tom. n. The Commandant; the paitner ol the fair in sfiapiug the routine of our daily livr . ( oiis. n. Confinements; enforced hour ol meditation presented In cadets by the Com. tort. ii. A Cadet corporal; a Sun about which the military universe revolves. (rare , v. To correct. Had, ii. The oldest member of a class. Hrad-bent, n. One who real ire the futility ol work und avoids same by constant attendance at sick call. I trad-brat. v. To htin exertion by residing at the Cadet Hospital. Itis, n. Discipline. I) n n. One of llic division of Cadet Barrack . Sub-dtv. n. (adet detailed weekly for llic purpose of swelling the kin-list. Drug, ii. A puff, e. g.. r'A drag on a kag." Drag. v. To escort; to carry. It. I., n. A pastime of Pickles; double time. Pm rot, ii. Name applied to anything unknown or insignificant; Dnntgtiard, Dtimcrow. Dilflickct. hrmmr, n. A girl. irss, v. To fail entirely. I css, it. A complete failure in any recitation ot undertaking. bile, it. ( ne of the masculine gender. To bom tile-, v. To seek higher academic standing. Hind, v. I'echol's delight; to find deficient, hence, to discharge. Hutation. n. Cfiaiu Battery Walk; the favorite resort of sjioonoid . hormutho, n. Any gathering. 2. A misunder standing between two or more persons. lou'd, adj. Discharged. hrird-rgg. n. Dress-hat ornament, tii-iif. n. A man wiio would have stood first if he hail boned. hnnd. n. A joke, genuine or attempted (trass. adj. Stupid; lacking in intelligence. i,roblry. tt. Ileiiti Ketchup, served in the nir s hall to disinfect slum. lirowley. v. To blush. (• a « i»f. v. To make a botch ol anything. huni Stick, n. Essential e |uipn1ent of a gross file. 11 II Ciits, n. ’flic heralds of the dawn; private of the fife and drum corps. Ihvc, v. To comprehend intelligently. 2. To catch one in the act of wrong-doing, a Tac's ambition. Hundredth Sight, u. A play given by the Corps of Cadet on the htmilrcdth night I relore lime 1st. Immortals, n. The Goat . hdiel, n. A cadet who enter after the time designated for the entrance of his class .. n. I.emoii Pie: n femme whose beauty and age are good subjects for debate I. . I'., v. To sting. I.units, n. Sacred precincts to which cadets are supposed to confine their wanderings. Make. n. Due of the Coin's elect; a cadet of ficcr. Makings, n. The ingredient for twirling a dream: tobacco and |ia|»crs. I lathy, adj. Skilled in Mathematics. Mas. n. I he maximum markStax, v. To accomplish perfectly. Missouri National, n. A tunc which. when whistled, is suppose ! to produce rain. Stuck, n. Muscle. Mucky, adj. Muscular. O. C.. n. Temporary tyrant: t Mheer in ( barge. (). IK, n. Daily Wielder oi the quill: the Officer of the Day. O. G-. n. Officer of the Guard. Orderly, n. The martyr who does the work and takes the skins; cadet responsible for the condition of a room. -. A Hell Cat ., n. A professor. ’. C. S„ n. Previous Condition of Servitude; an essential part of a plehc's history. ’. I)., n. A cadet appointed from Pennsylvania. I’ife. v. To indulge in day dreams. I’lebe, n. A heintt protected by Congress and the Coin; a fourth classman. M. H., n. Practical Military Engineering; an invention of f.ucifer devised for the purpose of tormenting cadets of the upper classes. I’odunk, n. One's home town or | aj er. I'olicf, v. To discard; to throw away: to get rid of; to clean up. I’oof, v. To quote verbatim. roof-deck. n. Tactical observatory balcony of Cadet Guard-house on which the O. C. stand am! harvests skins. I’reJ. n. The cause of our being here: predecessor. r. S., v. To p on on the Post. S„ n. A post spoonoid; one who spoon on the post for the purpose of feeding hi face. Quill, v. To skin needlessly. Quill, n. A cadet officer. lirtcru, n. The reciprocal of "bootlick.' Hun it out, v. To leave cadet limit without authority. Nun it ou, v. To take a mean advantage of. Sammy, n. A molasses of miserable quality served in the mess hall. Stag, n. A dream; a cigarette. Skin, n. A report for an offense. Skin, v. To report a cadet for an offense. Skin list, n. A daily record of criminology. Slum. it. A combination of unknown substances gotten together in the mess hall and served as stew. Soiree, n. An unpleasant or tiresome (unction. Soiree, v. To cause one to be inconvenienced. Sound-oil, n. A man's voice. Sound-otf, v. To talk aloud. . , Spock, v. To memoriae without hiving, Stoon, v. To frequent feminine society. Spoonoid. n. One who spoons. Spoony, adj. Neat in appearance. Step out. v. To move with accelerated mo- Hon. Sube. n. The Whole t heese; the Superintendent. U. S. M. A. Tae, n. One of the Corn’s cohorts; a tactical officer. Tar-bucket, n. One of the nuisances of our wardrobe; a cadet dress-hat. T. ©.. n. The College of Military Cardinals; the Tactical Department. Tenth, n. The food ami drink of a Itonoid; one thirtieth of _...... the maximum SLUM mark. 7 entkoid, n. One who will barter hi »oul for tenths. Tie up, v. To make a mess of anything. Tie-up, n. A miserable me . Tours, n. Stroll taken by A. H.V turnback, n. An unfortunate individual; a cadet who has been turned back to the next lower class. Wooden, adj. Devoid of intelligence; stupid; dense. Writ, n A written recitation. Tearling. n. A target for the Math. Department; a third classman.OfyeU'fowiteer presents Its business friends IN the following pages are shown the business cards of those firms whose dealings with the Corps of Cadets entitle them to our highest recommendation. Only the highest - class firms re solicited, and to occupy space in the HOWITZER is a practical endorsement of quality. These firms, by their appearance here, have shown their interest in the enterprises of the Corps, and to them is due, in a large measure, the financial success of the Annual. The Howitzer Board commends the advertisers to the favorable consideration of every friend of the HOWITZER. P«K« Aetna Insurance Company. The 64 Alexander .... 83 Allien. II. V. Company 33 Aipaugli, E. S. it Company 17 American Woolen Company 27 Armour Ss Company 17 Armstrong Mfg. Company. E. A. 59 Army and Navy Journal 28 Army and Navy Register 21 Army Mutual Aid Association 39 Atlas Portland Cement Company 34 Astor. Hotel .... 11 Hailey, Banks Middle 28-29 Halhiu Brothers Hi Headlestou it Woerz 17 Bent it Hush .... 59 Bliekensderfer Mfg. 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It actually penetrates the pores ol the metal, forming a delicate per manent protecting coat that is absolutely impervious to wstcr or weather. No acid. A test will tell. Write lor sample 1 TOC tvxiic. G. H . COI F COMPANY. 5 ft New Street. New York. N.Y. ;r- 1 77 Water Street, Newburgh. N. Y. " Dunlap Agency. When writing to advertiser , please mention The Ilowitacr 19Established 1S45 THK HOWITZER ADVERTISER Incorporated 1900 W. L. E. GURLEY TROY, N. Y., U. S. A. Branch Factory, MANUFACTURERS EXCHANGE BUILDING Seattle, Wash. Civil and Military Engineers’ and Surveyors’ Instruments Physical and Scientific Apparatus Standard Weights and Measures Accurate Thermometers latest catalogues mailed on request. ________________________________________ ARMY SKETCHING CASE 20 When writing to advertisers. please mention The HowitzerTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER SUBSCRIBE FOR ARMY AND NAVY REGISTER OF WASHINGTON, DIST. OF COLUMBIA. Its editorial columns reflect conservative opinion of the service and persistently promote the best interests of the commissioned personnel. In addition to its complete news service it is copiously illustrated. One Price to All—Three Dollars Per Annum. Have You Pried Them? Compliment ot' J. G. LIl’PMANN COMMISSION MERCHANTS NEW YORK CITY PRINTS The Finest Butter Made L. B. Miller Son NEW YORK When writing to a lverti cr . please mention The llowit er :iTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER MORSE 6 ROGERS SPECIALTIES IN Boots, Shoes, Leggings and Athletic ----- Shoes — FOR THE ARMY AND NAVY 134—14 2 Duane Street NEW YORK CITY 22 When writing to advertisers, please mention The HowitzerTHK HOWITZER ADVERTISER ARMY NAVY JOURNAL 20 Vcscv Street, New York BSTA BUSHED 1863 I ' H K representative of the Military and Naval Services of the United States. Contains complete and accurate information regarding all matters of interest to the Services. That the ARMY AND NAVY JOURNAL is of value not only for the information it furnishes weekly, but because of the powerful influence it exerts in behalf of Service interests, is a fact too well known to be dwelt upon. Witness the decision of the U. S. Supreme Court in the important Grafton case which was nifty the work of this paper and the increase of Service pay which was secured by our efforts in co-operation with others. • AS NECESSARY TO AN OFFICER AS HIS UNIFORM" Club Rate Subscription Price to Cadets U. S. M. A. and their relatives $3.00 Per Year ____ ★ M —M —M KEEP MFG. CO Makers of KEEP’S SHIRTS We have i.ooo designs in Shirting from which you can make selection and have made to your special order at $15.00, $18.00. $21.00 and $24.00 for six ••JUST ONE STORE " Broadway, bet. nth and 12th Streets New York Pleaie »end for price lilt of Men'i Furniihingi Samples and measurement blanks submitted on request s M —M H_H —M—mm — M—H— 1 When writing to advertiser , please mention The Howitzer •3THE HOWITZER ADVERTISER James McCutcheon Co. “The Linen Store” We direct attention to our very complete lines of housekeeping goods, including Tabic Cloths and Napkins, Tea and Luncheon Cloths, Towel and Toweling: , Pure Linen Sheets, Pillow and Bolster Case . Bath Room Requisites, Blankets and Comfortables, Ouilt and Bed Spreads. We also direct attention to the stocks in our other Departments in which the assortments are very attractive, including Pure Linen Handkerchief , Ladies' Hosiery, Ladies' Neckwear, Veils and Veiling , Ladies' Waite , French and Domestic Lingerie, French and Domestic Corsets, Infants’ Wear, Ladies' Coats and Suits, Laces and Embroideries, Viyella, Saxony and Scotch Flannel. Inspection is cordially invited. Mail Order receive our prompt attention. Fifth Avenue and 34th Street. Opposite Waldorf-Astoria. New York. New Orleans The gateway of the Mississippi. :: The great city of the great South. The largest cotton, rice and sugar market in the world. :: The most popular winter resort in America. :: Golf links. Hunting and fishing. :: Comfort. :: Health. :: Pleasure. Eleven Theatres. New St. Charles Hotel Modern, fireproof, first-class. Accommodating one thousand guests. Turkish, Russian, Roman, electric and plain baths. Luxurious sun baths and palm garden. Andrew R. Blakely Company, Limited, Proprietors. 24 When writing to odvertiter . p1ca«e mention The HowitzerTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER Merchant Tailors and Men’s Furnishers Evening Suits a Specialty Special Rates to Army Officers and Cadets Main and Garden Sts. Poughkeepsie, N. Y. When writing to advertiser . please mention The Howitzer 23THE HOWITZER ADVERTISER tH — IM— Edward A. Nelson MERCHANT TAILOR 85 MARKET STREET POUGHKEEPSIE, N. V. Special Discount to Cadets 5 i I— — »H — H —J Park Tilford Will gladly send their new Complete Catalog, quoting the best Groceries, Wines and Cigars, to anyone writing for copy. Broadway and 21st Street New York Cadet Shoe Dressing Used at West Point A Liquid that dries on the Leather, and produces a polish with rubbing. Excellent for patent leather, calf and all kinds of dry black leather. Put up in 10 and 25-ccnt bottles, and in tin tubes, suitable for mailing, at i 5 and 30 cents respectively. In quantities of one gross or more, can be ordered through Purchasing Commissaries. For single package, if not for sale in vour vicinity, send to the Raven Gloss ManTg Co. 8 1 White Street New York 26 When writing to advertiser , please mention The HowitzerTIIE IIOWITZEK A DVERTISEK American Woolen Company Wm. M. Wood, President Boston, Massachusetts The only concern in the world Manufacturing and Supplying Olive Drab Worsted Uniform Cloths Strictly after United States Standard and Specification Requirements and absolutely uniform in shade These Military Fabrics are Better than the Best Imported Special attention is called to the Olivauto-14, which is being used by Officers of the Army for Service Uniforms Highest Awards Four Expositions When writing to advertiser . pleatc mention The Howitzer 27THE HOWITZER ADVERTISER Bailey Danes § Biddle Co. Gems-JEWELfO'-Watches 61 LVEI WAI L Cm na-Glass Bronzes OBJECT3yAr T- ts Vo is o PHILADELPHIA ARJE. INVITED TO INSPECT THIS UNU5UAI. Ls TARLISHMENT AND TO EXAMINE THE Stock freely as a matter of in-TF.KF.C5T, INDEPENDENT OF ANY DE Sir E TO PURCHASE • 2 820-22 CAesf iuf Sfree •Philadelphia £1 2S When writing to ailvcrtfocrs, plc3 c mention The IlowiUerTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER Military Academy Novelties No. IN. No. 104. No. n o. No. M2. No. Ml. No. 7M. No. n5. No. 85. Leather Bracelet Watch. Bracelet of black seal or pigskin with open face solid silver watch. Movement, 15-jeweled lever escapement, compensated balance. A dependable timepiece. $12. Bracelet separate. $2.00. Design adopted by the Class of 1900. l S. Military Academy. The Bailey. Banks tS: Biddle Company are also designers and makers of the class rings for the 1910 U. S. M. A. Sterling Silver Pin. to be worn as a slipper buckle, belt pin. or brooch; oxidized silver crest: $1.75 each; $.'1.50 pair. Oval shape, same cost. Other emblems may be substituted for the crest shown. Scarf Pin. Army Sabre. 14-kt. gold gold pierced guard, enameled handle. ., flexible blade, specially tempered, $9.75. Brooch. l S. M. A Coat-of- rms, It-kt. gold, $4.50; silver gilt. $1.50. Wreath Brooch or Mat Pin with miniature crossed rifles, sabres or cannons applied. 14-kt. gold. $4.75; sterling silver or silver gilt. $2. Cuff Links. 14-kt. gold. $9.50; silver gilt. $9.50. The corps .-cal. No. $5, or other emblems, may be substituted. Belt or Flower Pin. V. S. M. A. corps seal applied. 14-kt. gold, $0; sterling silver, oxidized finish, $2. Other ornaments may be substituted. Stationery -Special original designs furnished upon request for Dance Programmes. Banquet Menus. Visiting Cards. Class Crests. Reception and Wedding Invitations. Only tirst-class workmanship and quality, at moderate prices. Mail Orders executed promptly with entire satisfaction assured. Photographs furnished of any articles desired. Selections sent on approval. BAILEY, BANKS BIDDLE CO. 1218-20-22 Chestnut Street - Philadelphia, Pa. When writing 10 advcrtiner . pirate mention The Howitzer THE HOWITZER ADVERTISER The Stewart Steen Co. College and Social Engravers and Printers Makers of College iiml Cla Day Invitation : : Program : : Banquet Menu Wedding Invitation and Announcement : : Reception and Teu Invitation Dance Program : : Crewt : : Coat ol Arm Cla n Pin : : Button : : Medal lor Field Sport 1024 Arch Street - Philadelphia, Pa. "YOUTHOK OTA NAPkiriTUNG a) When writing to advertiser , please mention The HowitzerTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER G. SPALDING BROS. The Largest Manufacturers in the World of Official Athletic Supplies Official Implements for all Track and Field Sports Foot Ball Basket Ball Ice Skates Hockey Uniforms for all Athletic Sports Golf Gymnasium Apparatus Spalding's handsomely illustrated catalogue of all sports contains numerous suggestions. Mailed free anywhere. A. G. SPALDING BROS. New York Boston Buffalo Syracuse Washington Chicago Philadelphia Pittsburg Baltimore St. Louis Denver Kansas City Cincinnati Detroit Montreal. Can. San Francisco Minneapolis New Orleans Cleveland London, Eng. When writing to advertiser , please mention The Howitzer StTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER J. IV. LNUSBERG SONS MANUFACTURERS OF Slimj) anti i aty Clotljs LENNEP Krawinkler-Brucke (Germany) NEir YORK OFFICES: Main Office : j and J White Street Tt.’tpAont, ! too Franktim Uptown Office : 320 Fifth Avenue Tt.tpktnt Ojj , l.sii r n 45 BEEKMAN STREET NEW YORK CITY nton Cam anti }E)apcr Company PAPER, CARDBOARD AND ENVELOPES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION IN STOCK OR MADE 70 ORDER The Hat with a Style, Quality and Color Guarantee 605-607-609 Broadway New York 32 When writing to a lvcrti ers. please mention The HowitzerTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER Ienry V. Allien C( Successors lo HORSTMANN BROS. ALLIEN ). MAKERS OF Army Equipments “That have stood the test since 1815” 734 Broadway - NEW YORK When writing to advertiser , please mention The Ilowit cr 33TI11 IIOWITZEU ADVERTISER q vue-S tramp dow There the men swept the pavement along. Trotting beside t more fortunate individuals w friends who had met the train. W» aloft the Army colors. “Oh, Mr. Simpsonr exclaimed one of these enthusiastic young women, addressing an envied substitute, who walked with a decided limp, “you are a hero already, aren’t you? You are so lovely and lame.” Mr. Simpson grinned rather sheepishly and said he wasn't sure. The Cadets crossed M arket St. at 13th and turned south on the City Hall loop, alking swiftly into Broad St. With head t still conducting them they hurried Broad St. and into the Bellevue-They were immediately taken ns on the fifteenth floor, ed to a room. They s and then pre-tice at Frank-d about iron THE STANDARD AMERICAN BRAND ATLAS PORTLAND CEMENT ALWAYS UNIFORM Productive Capacity for 1908—40,000 Barrels per Day THE ATLAS PORTLAND CEMENT CO. 30 Broad Street, New York "ATLAS"—The Cement used by the U. S. Government for the Panama Canal FLEISCHMANN'S compressedYEAST I IAS NO EQUAL 34 When writinit to advertisers, please mention The IlowitrerTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER Boots and Shoes We carry the largest and most comprehensive stock of fine footwear in the country, with J w the object of meeting every want of officer or civilian, and refer to hundreds of Army and M Navy officers, whom we are proud to number among our Mr esteemed patrons. CATALOGUES AWAIT REQUEST ACCOUNTS OPENED Purchases of five dollars or over delivered free to any U. S. P. O. address. :: :: Alexander Sixth Avenue and Nineteenth Street New York When writing to advertiser , please mention The IloMit er 35THE HOWITZER ADVERTISER “A thing of beauty and a joy forever” Without question the best army trunk on the market. Popular with last year’s class. Embodies extraordinary strength with minimum weight. Hard fibre, with which this trunk is covered, is now recognized as the most durable trunk covering, to meet all conditions ot hard travel in any climate. The unique arrangement in bottom of trunk to hold officer’s sword is just one good feature which helps to sell this trunk on sight. HEADLEY FARMER COMPANY Salesroom: 14-16 Astor Place. New York Newark, N. J. Geo. T. Keen 1310 F STREET, N. W. WASHINGTON, D. C. T A I L O 36 When writing to advertiser , please mention The Howitzerthe howitzer advertiser Wm. H. Horstmann Company Factory and Salesrooms Fifth and Cherry Streets, Philadelphia Nejv York Office Boston Office 459 Broadway No. 7 Temple Place Superior Grade Uniforms and Equipments For Officers of the U. S. Army SPECIAL TERMS TO THE GRADUATING CLASS "'hen writing to advertiser . | Iea c mention The HowitzerTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER KEUFFEL ESSER CO. Mathematical and Surveying Instruments Drawing Materials Measuring Tapes Our Paragon Drawing Instruments and Drawing Supplies are in use at the U. S. Military and Naval Academies. They excel in design, quality of material and finished workmanship, and fulfill every requirement. Our Complete Catalogue on Requeit 127 Fallon Street General Ollier Factories NEW YORK HOBOKEN. N. J. Chicago : 111 East Madison Street St. Louis: 613 Locust Street San Francisco: 18-50 Second Street Montreal: 252 Notre Dame St.. West T5he KNOX kKNOX VKW YORK H A Is universally recognized as the Standard by which all others arc judged 452 FIFTH AVE. THE FIFTH AVE. BUILDING Corner 40lK Si. Near 23rd Street Formerly Fit III Avenue Hotel 161 BROADWAY Singer Building 38 When writing to advertiser , please mention The HowitzerTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER FACTORY ILKE STO N E. B. SUDBURY COMPANY DERBYSHIRE —— ENGLISH WOOL AND FABRIC HOSIERY and GLOVES MANUFACTURERS OF THE CELEBRATED V “Castle Gate” and ”Vulcan Heel and Toe” Hosiery WAREHOUSE ALSO. UNITED STATES ARMY C NAVY CONTRACTORS NOTTINGHAM ENGLAND 343 BROADWAY, NEW YORK VAN DBCSEN SAUSAGE HAMS, BACON No preservatives other than common salt Complies with all the National and State Pure Food Laws Exquisite Flavor C. A. VAN DEUSEN COMPANY Esiablished 1867 :: :: :: :: " HUDSON, N. Y. When writing to ailvcrti er . pln«r mention The lloMritxer 39THE HOWITZER ADVERTISER WEAR THE Scriven Improved Elastic Seam Drawers Trade Mark Regiatered U. S. Patent Office ((i cisj cc yy la m BUYING SCRIVEN DRAWERS IS LIKE BUYING MADETO-ORDER CLOTHING. THEY’RE SURE TO FIT. AND MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE These popular garments have been on the market for many years and are much sought after by people who are desirous of enjoying real underwear comfort. They have an insertion that stretches when you want it to. and moves every time you move. THINK WHAT THIS MEANS ! Whether you walk, or run, or ride, or jump, or merely sit down, SCRIVEN’S ELASTIC SEAM DRAWERS shape themselves to meet the requirements and do not remind you unpleasantly of their presence. They are made in full lengths and knee lengths, with undershirts to match. J. A. SCRIVEN COMPANY SOLE MANUFACTURERS 16 and 18 East 15th Street - - New York City, N. Y. 40 When writing to advertiser . plraic mention The HowitierTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER WEAR THE Scriven Improved Elastic Seam Drawers Trade Mark Registered U. S. Paten! Office THE SCRIVEN IMPROVED ELASTIC SEAM DRAWERS have established for themselves a reputation for excellency in every detail. You can secure any waist size from 28 to 50 inches and combined with any inseam from 28 to 36 inches. This is only one of the many advantages to be had in wearing THE SCRIVEN IMPROVED ELASTIC SEAM DRAWERS, an advantage that is to-day appreciated by thousands of careful dressers. Physical culture is the great present day vogue. Inevitably linked with it is the demand for THE SCRIVEN IMPROVED ELASTIC SEAM DRAWERS, for every form of exercise makes them a necessity. The athlete has always appreciated their merit. They are made in full lengths and knee lengths, with undershirts to match. Over one hundred lines from which to make a selection. THE SCRIVEN IMPROVED ELASTIC SEAM DRAWERS cost no more than the ordinary drawers of good material. Undershirts to match. We guarantee fit and satisfaction. CAN WE DO MORE ? The Fat Man's Comfort style it the ideal garment for a man with a waist measure of 44 inches or more, and are made in all leg lengths from 28 to 36 inches. They are provided with a special elastic insertion in front to relieve all strain and insure a smooth and perfect fit. If you want comfort and durability of wear. TRY THEM. If you require a LARGER or a SMALLER Drawer than we make for our slock, we will make YOUR SIZE for you at a special price. J. A. SCRIVEN COMPANY SOLE MANUFACTURERS 16 and 18 East 15th Street - - New York City, N. Y. When writing to advertisers, please mention The Howitzer 41THE HOWITZER ADVERTISER at — 1 CANADIAN CLUB • a : (a WHISKY •« •OVAl 4 S TO Mlt MAJESTY (MC t0WA»0 VO Distilled and Bottled by HIRAM WALKER SONS ? LIMITED WALKERVILLE, CANADA LONDON NEW YORK CHICAGO ? MEXICO CITY VICTORIA, B. C. 42 When writing to aiivertUcr , plca c mention The HowitzerTill: HOWITZER ADVERTISER UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENTS HIGHEST STANDARD IN THE Army, Navy and Marine Corps FOR MORE THAN SEVENTY YEARS REASONABLE The Warnock Uniform Co. 19 AND 21 WEST 31 ST STREET. NEW YORK Bitwccn Broadway and 5th Avc. RELIABLE MAIL OROCRS A SPECIALTY CABLE ADDRESS. "WAftUNICO." N. Y. CATALOGS ON REQUEST Jno. C. Wineman Co. Merchant Tailors 914 F STREET. N. W. WASHINGTON, D. C. LEADERS OF STYLE AND MAKERS OF THE BEST GRADE OF CIVILIAN DRESS When writing to ailvertiicr . j !ca r mention The Ilouiucr 43THE HOWITZER ADVERTISER NEWARK TRUNK CO. MAKERS OF MILITARY OFFICERS' TRUNKS 5 Per Cent Off to Officers and Their Families 15 WEST 42d STREET NEW YORK CITY N E W M A N E Manufacturing Jetoeler E W COLLEGE AND BADGES RINGS FRATERNITY p,pES NOVELTIES W M DESIGNER AND MAKER OF FINE GRADE M MEDALS, TROPHIES, CUPS, ETC. A J. F. NEWMAN 11 JOHN STEET NEW YORK A N E W M A N 41 When writing to ad vert inert, pirate mention The HowitzerTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER When writing to advertiser , plcatc mention The Howitzer •» THE HOUlTZKIt ADVKHTISKK - z;. CADET LAUNDRY OUTFIT FURNISHED BY OUR LINE IS THE LARGEST, BEST AND TROY MOST COMPLETE. LAUNDRY MACHINERY COMPANY, m. WRITE US FOR CATALOGUE“C" AND LAUNDRY GUIDE. CHICAGO NEW YORK TROY SAN FRANCISCO Standard Malt Extract (Biend) and. Op. Malt Extract =FOR BAKERS USE - Help make good bread, bread with fine color and smacking taste. Standard and Op. Malt Extract Breads " set easy on the stomach ” and make fighting soldier boys and men. DERBIES SOFT HATS 3-ftATS Combine the Highest Quality With a Moderate Price : : Malt Extract increases the dietetic value of bread. Its use is not only beneficial to the bread but economical as well. Every soldier in Uncle Sam’s Army should be entitled to full rations ot' Malt Bread for his own and his country’s sake. For information write to the MALT-DIASTASE CO. 79 WALL STREET NEW YORK CITY By sending $3.25 (the extra 25 cents is for prepaying express charges), with your height, waist measure, and size of hat worn, stating if a stiff or soft hat is wanted, and what color, we will send the hat by return express, charges paid. HAWES’ Celebrated SILK and OPERA HATS Are always in the most Approved Style Broadway 13th Street New York to When writing to advertiser , please mention The llowitrerTHE HOWITZEli ADVERTISER J atcjj, JDran Company SHIKT WHITE AND KHAKI Uniform AI a kers Originators, Designers and Detail Specialists in Furnishings for Service and Civilian Wear for twenty years : : : IN THE ARMY WITH CIVILIANS IN THE NAVY AT BVERY POST EVERYWHERE ABOARD EVERY SHIP The systematic handling of orders in the Mail Order Department of Hatch, Dean Company places at the disposal of out-of-town buyers a service about as prompt and efficient as that accorded to those purchasing in person Office and Retail Store: 96 GRANBY STREET, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Charles Co. (Srocrrs anfc jfnutcrcrs 44, 46, 48 and 50 EAST 43d ST. NEW YORK TELEPHONE 309338th When writing to advertiser , please mention The HowitzerTHK HOWITZER ADVERTISER Boots and Shoes OF ALL KINDS FOR SERVICE AND CIVILIAN WEAR iJThere is no shoe want known to man which we cannot supply. CiOur Military Footwear is made of the best materials and complies with full Government regulations. flA separate department devoted exclusively to Army trade. JWe maintain a file of the size shoe worn by all our Army patrons, and can duplicate orders at any time. flOur shoes can be had direct or through the Exchange at any Army Post. Catalogue Mailed Free on Application. JMail Orders Receive Prompt and Careful Attention. ALFRED J. CAMMEYER SIXTH AVENUE and 20th Street NEW YORK 4$ When writing to advertiser , please mention The HowitzerTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER insurance for Officers This Contract is free from Conditions as to Residence, Occupation, Travel or Place of Death. No Permit or Extra Premium will be Required for Military or Naval Service in Time of War or in Time of Peace. Premiums mailed from Foreign Posts within the 31 days of grace will be accepted on arrival at Home Office. One-half the amount of the policy payable immediately on official notice of death from the Adjutant General. This Company has given special attention to the Risk: and it offers insurance to Officers at the lowest consistent rates, with Every Feature—Cost, Returns and Values —ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED. (Suaranteeb Xow Cost policies ©nl These policies afford the greatest amount of insurance for the premium paid, and eliminate all uncertainty or disappointment on the part of the policyholder. Ask about the Policy with TOTAL DISABILITY CLAUSE and SPECIAL OPTION ON RETIREMENT Issued only by Cl)t CtaMets Insurance Co. OF HARTFORD, CONN. S. C. DUNHAM WM. B. PH E LP8, M ANAO E R Phisioint 33 Albany Trust Co. Bloo . Albany. N. V. hen writing to a»lvcrti«cr«, plrnnc mention The Howiticr 19TIIK HOWITZKIt ADVKHTISKH “GOOD ENOUGH FOR WEST POINT” The Stetson has been adopted at West Point as the most comfortable marching and walking shoe? The Stetson was adopted because of quality—not because of price. The Stetson is made not only in the comfortable, satisfying marching shoe which you know, but in a variety of styles suitable for every occasion. Let us send you a copy of “ I he Right Know ’ booklet, which will put you in intimate touch with Stetson quality. THE STETSON SHOE CO. SOUTH WEYMOUTH MASS. BO When wriliiiK to ailvcrtiier , j lca»c mention The HowiUerTin: HOWITZER ADVERTISER St. cSta iZ VC TAILOR TEN-FIFTY CHAPEL STREET OPPOSITE VANDERBILT HALL NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT cyWaker o! High Grade Clothes for Gentlemen YALES FAVORITE TAILORj. Samples and Self-measure Blanks sent upon request When writing to a Lcrti cr , t»Ica«c mention The Howitzer 51THE HOWITZER ADVERTISER Charlottesville Woolen Mills CHARLOTTESVILLE. VIRGINIA Manufacturers of HIGH GRADE UNIFORM CLOTHS for Army, Navy, Police and R. R. Purposes c,- And the Largest Assortment and Best Quality oj CADET GRAYS Mj Including those used at the United States fflCilitary yicademy at West ‘Point, and other leading military schools of the country. When writing to adverti cr , p!ca»c mention The HowitzerTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER Established 1885 'Phone 4592 Main HENRY K. COALE Original Manujaclurer U. S. Army MESS CHESTS Camp Cuisines and Camp Equipment 136 WASHINGTON ST., CHICAGO Illustrated Price List on Request 57 GOOD THINGS For the Table TOMATO KETCHUP INDIA RELISH CHIU SAUCE OUVE OIL APPLE BUTTER FRUIT PRESERVES BAKED BEANS WITH TOMATO SAUCE MINCE MEAT Used and recommended by the United States Army and Navy How Do You Invest Your Surplus Funds? GOVERNMENT, and seasoned Municipal. Railroad and Public Utility Bonds comprise a favorite form of security with careful Institutional and Individual Investors. We at all times own and offer a variety of such issues, available in $ 1.000 denominations. which we have carefully investigated and recommend as safe and marketable. You are invited to send for our latest price list. I Special offerings on request. Hands delivered through any Bank. N. W. HALSEY CO. BANKERS 49 Wall Street. NEW YORK PHILADELPHIA SAN FRANCISCO CHICAGO ■ ——— — When writing to a tvcrti«cr«. plrtM mention The HowitzerTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER Defender Hanufacturing Co.’s SHEETS AND PILLOW CASES are made under Ideal Conditions in the world’s largest and best equipped factory of its kind. They are used exclusively in foremost Academies, Schools and Public Institutions throughout the country. Finer grades for home use may be had Plain, Hemstitched and Fancy : : : : FROH LEADING RETAILERS EVERYWHERE The H. B. CLAFLIN COMPANY, NEW YORK Exclusive Tailor EXPORT AND DOMESTIC Makers of Civilian Clothing Cbe Trancis C. tUitte Hardware Attention is Directed to our Superior Facilities for the Production of EVENING DRESS GARMENTS Note: To officers stationed at posts distant from our city, our Mail Order Department will gladly forward samples, self-measurement blanks, etc., and the accuracy of our Cutting Department insures perfect satisfaction. Correspondence solicited. 106 CHAMBERS STREET NEW YORK NASSAU JOHN STS. BROADWAY 29lh ST. 'Phone, 6015 Barclay NEW YORK. N. Y.. U. S. A. M When writing to advertiser , please mention The HowitzerTil K HOWITZKK ADYKRTISliK EXPERTS THAT is our classification in the world of sport. We have equipped athletes for every kind of sport. We have done it in a way to please them and win their trade year in and year out. That isn't a habit; it’s satisfaction,and it goes with every package of merchandise we hand out. ALEX TAYLOR CO. Athletic Outfitters 16 East 42d Street (HJte u.) NEW YORK ESTABLISHED 1897 Send for New Catalogue Order Through Cadet Store When writing to a«lvcrti»er». |ilen«c mention The HowitzerTHE HOWITZER ADVERTISER ALL Lite Insurance Companies are discriminating against ARMY OFFICERS and the CADETS of WEST POINT EXCEPT THE PENN MUTUAL OF PHILADELPHIA, PA. OTHER companies charge Army OJ icers a Higher Premium for their policy than they do civilians of same age. Their agents Mislead them by statements to the effect that they do not Charge Extra premiums for foreign service, in peace or war. The Penn Mutual does NOT charge you a Higher Premium than it does civilians of same age, nor does it charge any extra premium for foreign service. As One Of Touy I took up the matter of obtaining the Very Best policy at the Least Cost for Army and Navy Officers, and I found in the Penn Mutual what I can fully recommend. Plenty of references given you, if wanted, of Officers on and off the Post, carrying Penn policies. Consider first the Army Mutual Aid and then for your Best Interests write to R. FOSTER WALTON, Capt. U. S. A. (Retired) i 9 S Broadway, New York or Poughkeepsie, N. Y. W licit writing to advertiser , please mention The IfowiticrTIIK IU ) V ITZKR A DVERTISKH There is ONLY ONE Life Insurance Company writing a policy tor Army Officers upon the SAME TERMS given their best Civilian Risks, and that is THE PENN MUTUAL OF PHILADELPHIA, PA. TH E Original Premium is the same given to civilians of same age. There is no Extra Premium added for foreign service, either in peace or war, and there are No Restrictions as to travel or occupation. The Penn Mutual is a Purely Mutual Company, so there are No Dividends paid to Stockholders, but there are ,innual Dividends paid to Policy-Holders. Other conditions being equal, no Stock Company can give you insurance at as low cost as a Mutual Company, so long as they continue to pay dividends on their stock. The Penn Mutual is 61 years old. It has $446,700,000 of Insurance in force. It has over $100,000,000 in Assets. It writes the Very Best policy of Insurance for Army and Navy Officers. Place no Insurance without first getting full information regarding these policies. R. FOSTER WALTON, Capt. U. S. A. (Retired) 198 Broadway New York or Poughkeepsie, N. Y. When writing to advertiser . j lca»c mention The Howitzer 67THE HOWITZER ADVERTISER KstHbllsbeil 187a ? 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