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«5- jy— » ?°- OPENING THE LUCKY BAG. Lo I once more we greetings send Unto each and every friend. Critics, give your approbation, Kind words increase circulation. You who would our coffers swell, Buy the book these letters spell, And if you find it dull or dry, Get back your money— bye and bye. ' o.t The Lucky Bag ♦ „J902_ VOLUME IX COLONEL ROBERT M. THOMPSON. To COLONEL ROBERT M. THOMPSON As a token of our appreciation of his unfailing generosity towards the battalion of cadets and our deep gratitude for the many acts of kindness and thoughtfulness that have made his name stand foremost among those that we love to honor and revere ; this volume is affectionately and gratefully dedicated. Lucky Bag Committee HAROLD DAVID CHILDS, Editor-in-chief. ROBERT WALLACE, Jr., WILLIAM WALKER SMITH, Business Manager. Editor Illustrative Dept. Associate Editors, HORACE SCUDDER KLYCE, GILBERT JONATHAN ROWCLIFF, CLAYTON MILLER SIMMERS, HENRY G. S. WALLACE, RALPH MANCILL GRISWOLD, JAMES OTTO RICHARDSON. U. S. S. " INDIANA. " Foreword In submitting this volume to our readers, it is with the full knowledge and understanding of the impossibility of doing justice to the task allotted us. We realize how far beyond human ability it is to set forth upon these pages the mingled joys and sorrows that have entered into our lives during the four years since first we gathered together within the shadow of the Academy — that spot so hallowed by past glories and alive with memories of heroes long gone to their eternal rest. They have been years that have brought into our lives a deeper and truer sense of duty and responsibility; years that have given birth to friendships so deep and true that neither time nor change can mar them; years that have molded anew our lives, our hopes, and our ambitions; years too full of joy and sadness, of hopes and fears, of success and failure, for us to attempt to portray them. Yet, we have tried, as best we could, to lay before the reader a few of those events that have brought happiness and success into our lives — allowing those sorrows that have come and gone, leaving their scars upon us, to die and be forgotten. We have striven to trace their outlines in their happier light; to picture only those things that have gladdened our lives and drawn us closer together in comradeship; so that, in the days to come when we have drifted apart and our ways lie in distant corners of the earth, we may open these pages and find ourselves once more amid old scenes, hear again familiar voices, and look upon faces of comrades long since departed from us, but ever present in our hearts. And, as we feel the years slip by us, may our eyes brighten and our hearts grow light in the renewal of those days when we faced the world together and laughed at its hardships and stern realities. With these few words the editors present the Lucky Bag to the mercy of its readers — only asking them to look gently upon its faults and failings, and to believe that it has been our aim and desire, throughout its pages, to deal " with malice towards none, with charity for all. " 9 Officers and Instructors Commander RICHARD WAINWRIGHT, " Uncle Dick, " " Supe. " D. C. Superintendent. " None but himself can be his parallel. " Stood 49, class ' 68; instructor in English, ' 88, ' 89; in charge of ships, ' 00; superintendent, ' 00; commanded ' Gloucester. " battle of Santiago; executive officer of " Maine " when destroyed. Commander CHARLES ELLWOOD COLAHAN, " Bud, " " Tim. " Pennsylvania. Commandant of Cadets. " The noblest Roman of them all. " Stood 66, class ' 69; assistant to commandant and drill officer. ' 93; assistant to commandant, ' 94; commandant, ' 00; com- manded " Chesapeake, ' 00; " Indiana, " ' 01; commanded battalion of cadets, Inaugural parade. Commander GEORGE LELAND DYER. Maine. Head of Department of Modern Languages. Stood 1, class ' 70; instructor in mathematics, ' 77 to ' 79; head of Department of Languages, ' 93 to ' 95. Commander HUGO OSTERHAUS, " Dutchy. " Missouri. Head of Department of Seamanship. " Thou wert my guide, philosopher, and friend. " Stood 45, class ' 70; assistant to commandant, and drill officer, ' 92 to ' 94; senior assistant to commandant. ' 97 to ' 99. II Lieutenant-Commander THOMAS BENTON HOWARD, " Tommy. " Illinois. Head of Department of Ordnance. " fear thee, ancient mariner. " Stood 4, class ' 73 ; instructor in mathematics, ' 75 to ' 77, ' 81 ; instructor in applied mathematics and mechanics, ' 82, ' 83 ; in- structor in physics and chemistry, ' 87 to ' 89, ' 94 to ' 96; head of department of ordnance, ' 00; commanded " Chesapeake, " ' 01; has been on eleven practice cruises. Lieutenant-Commander WILLIAM GIFFORD CUTLER. New York. Head of Department of Navigation. " One fair daughter and no more. " Stood 5, class ' 75 I fi rst captain of gun ' s crews ; instructor in physics and chemistry, ' 88 to ' 91. Lieutenant-Commander FRANK HAROLD ELDRIDGE. Ohio. Head of Department of Marine Engineering and Naval Construction. Stood 12, engineer division, class ' 75; cadet petty officer first class; instructor in steam engineering, ' 88, ' 89, ' 95, ' 96; head of department of steam engineering, ' 00. Lieutenant-Commander EDGAR TOWNSEND WARBURTON, " Washy. " Pennsylvania. Instructor in Steam Engineering and Naval Construction. " With devotion ' s visage And pious action. " Stood 7, engineer division, class ' 75; instructor in steam engineering, ' 99, ' 00; chief engineer of " Indiana, " ' 01. Lieutenant-Commander HENRY CHALFANT GEARING, " Moll. " Pennsylvania. Instructor in Mathematics. Stood 2, class ' 76; first captain of gun ' s crews; cadet lieutenant; instructor in mathematics, ' 84, ' 85, ' 92, ' 96, ' 97; in- structor in ordnance, ' 90, ' 91. 12 Lieutenant-Commander JOHN MADISON ORCHARD. Missouri. Instructor in Mathematics. Stood 7, class ' 77; second captain of gun ' s crews; cadet lieutenant; instructor in mathematics, ' 89, ' 90; instructor in me- chanics, ' 95, ' 96. Lieutenant-Commander JAMES PHILIP PARKER, " Pete. " North Carolina. Head of Department of English. " Who but must laugh? " Stood 24, class ' 77; first captain of gun ' s crews; instructor in English, ' 93, ' 94, ' 98; head of department of English, ' 00. Lieutenant-Commander ALBERT WESTON GRANT, " A. W. " Wisconsin. Instructor in Seamanship. " Oh for a tongue to curse the slave! " Stood 26, class ' 77; cadet ensign; instructor in mathematics, ' 94 to ' 96; instructor in seamanship, ' 00; executive officer " In- diana, " ' 01 ; assisted in writing Knight ' s Modern Seamanship. Lieutenant-Commander WILLIAM SHEPHERD BENSON. Georgia. Senior Assistant to Commandant. Stood 36, class ' 77; first captain of gun ' s crews; instructor in seamanship, ' 90 to ' 92, ' 96, ' 97; flag lieutenant North Atlantic Squadron, ' 01; revised Luce ' s Seamanship; wrote and arranged Notes on Steel Shipbuilding. Lieutenant-Commander EDWARD LLOYD, Jr., " Eddy. " Maryland. Instructor in Navigation. Stood 14, class ' 78; cadet master; instructor in navigation, ' 90 to ' 92; instructor in mathematics, ' 96, ' 97. ' 3 Lieutenant-Commander FRANK WILLIAM BARTLETT, " The King. " Michigan. Instructor in Steam Engineering and Naval Construction. Stood 8, engineer division, class ' 78; cadet machinist; instructor in steam, ' 93 to ' 95, ' 99, ' 00; author of Mechanical Draw- ing; engineer officer " Indiana, " ' 01. Lieutenant-Commander FREDERICK CHARLES BIEG. Missouri. Instructor in Marine Engineering and Naval Construction. Stood 9, engineer division, class 78; instructor in steam, ' 00, ' 01. Lieutenant-Commander JOHN ECCLESTON CRAVEN, " Long John. " New Jersey. Instructor in Seamanship. " My nature is subdued. " Stood 28. class ' 78; final standing, 29; first captain of gun ' s crews; instructor in physics and chemistry, ' 95, ' 96; assistant to commandant, ' 00; executive officer " Chesapeake, " ' 01. Lieutenant-Commander JOHN HOOD, " Jack. " Alabama. Instructor in Seamanship. " Shut up In measureless content. " Stood 2. class ' 79; final standing, 2; second captain of gun ' s crews; instructor in mathematics, ' 85, ' 88, ' 89; instructor in mechanics and applied mathematics, ' 90, ' 91; instructor in mechanics, ' 96; instructor in seamanship, ' 00; navigator " Indiana " ; was dismissed when a fourth classman and presented with a sword by his district. Lieutenant LOUIS SAYRE VAN DUZER, " Van. " New York. Instructor in Ordnance. " 0, reform it altogether. " Stood 24, class ' 80; final standing, 32; first captain of gun ' s crews; instructor in ordnance, ' 00; ordnance officer " Indiana " ; authority on ordnance; author of Proceedings; in forward 13-inch turret of " Iowa, " battle of Santiago. H Lieutenant JOHN ADRIAN HOOGEWERFF, " Hoogie. " Michigan. Instructor in Physics and Chemistry. " Nature and Nature ' s laws lay hid in night: God said, ' Let Hoogie be! ' and all zcas light. " — With apologies to Pope. Stood 4, class ' 81; final standing, 3; second captain gun ' s crews; cadet lieutenant; instructor in physics and chemistry, ' 95. ' 96. ' 00: navigator " Chesapeake, " ' 01. Lieutenant WARD PHILO WINCHELL. Ohio. Instructor in Steam Engineering and Naval Construction. Stood 21, engineer division, class ' 82; instructor in steam, ' 00; instructor in steam, " Indiana. " Lieutenant CLARENCE STEWART WILLIAMS, " Billy. " Ohio. Instructor in Navigation. Stood 5, class ' 84; cadet petty officer of the second class; instructor in mathematics, ' 89 to ' 92; instructor in mechanics, ' 96, ' 97. Lieutenant JOSEPH WALLACE OMAN, " Florence. " Pennsylvania. Instructor in Physics and Chemistry. " The mildest manners with the bravest mind. " Stood 5, class ' 86; cadet petty officer of the second class; cadet lieutenant; instructor in physics and chemistry, ' 95, ' 96; in- structor in navigation, ' 00; instructor in navigation, " Indiana. " Lieutenant JOSIAH SLUTTS McKEAN. Ohio. Instructor in Mathematics. Stood 29, class ' 84. 15 Lieutenant EDWARD LATIMER BEACH. Instructor in English. Stood 30, class ' 88. Minnesota. Lieutenant HERBERT GRENVILLE GATES, " Dovey. " Michigan. Instructor in English. Stood 32, class ' 88; watch officer " Chesapeake, " ' 01 ; instructor in English, ' 00. Lieutenant WILLIAM VEAZIE PRATT, " Billy. " Maine. Instructor in Mathematics. Stood 6, class ' 89; final standing, 5; cadet ensign; instructor in mathematics, ' 96; watch officer " Indiana. " Lieutenant CLEVELAND NELSON OFFLEY. Instructor in Marine Engineering and Naval Construction. Stood 22, class ' 89; final standing, 21. Indiana. Lieutenant HENRY JOSEPH ZIEGEMIER. Aide to Superintendent. Stood 7, class ' 90; final standing, 5; cadet petty officer of second class; cadet master; instructor in languages, ' 00. Ohio. Lieutenant MATT HOWLAND SIGNOR, " Matt. " Nebraska. Instructor in Mechanics. " The gentleman and scholar. " Stood 9, class ' 90; final standing, 8; cadet lieutenant; instructor in steam, ' 00; watch officer " Chesapeake, " ' 01. 16 Lieutenant HENRY CHARLES KUENZLI. Wisconsin. Instructor in Navigation. " cannot tell what the dickens his name is. " Stood 10, class ' 91; final standing, 6; cadet petty officer of first class; instructor in navigation, ' 00; instructor in navigation, " Chesapeake, " ' oi. Lieutenant HENRY HUGHES HOUGH. Massachusetts. Instructor in Modern Languages. Stood 14, class ' 91 ; final standing, 7; cadet petty officer of first class. Lieutenant HARLEY HANNIBAL CHRISTY, " Crusty. " Ohio. Instructor in Physics and Chemistry. Stood 12, class ' 91 ; final standing, 9. Lieutenant NOBLE EDWARD IRWIN, " Trousers. " Ohio. Assistant to Commandant. " Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow ivorld Like a Colossus. " Stood 15, class ' 91; final standing, 10; cadet lieutenant; foot-ball team; played in West Point game, ' 90; coached foot-ball team, ' 01 ; led cheering after West Point game. Lieutenant RICHARD HENRY LEIGH. Mississippi. Instructor in Mathematics. Stood 28, class ' 91 ; final standing, 23. 17 Lieutenant FREDERICK LEWIS SAWYER. Instructor in Mathematics. Stood 12, class ' 92. Lieutenant CHARLES THEODORE JEWELL, " Teddy. " Instructor in Physics and Chemistry. Stood 8. line division, class ' 92. Illinois. Maryland. Lieutenant ANDRE MORTON PROCTOR. Instructor in Marine Engineering and Naval Construction. Stood 44. class ' 93; instructor in mathematics, ' 98. Kentucky. Lieutenant ROSCOE CHARLES MOODY, " Modoc. " Instructor in Marine Engineering and Naval Construction. " An oyster may be crossed in lore. " — ' 94 Lucky Bag. Stood 4, engineer division, class ' 94; final standing. 4; foot-hall team; choir; played in West Point game, ' 93. Mai ne. Lieutenant (J. G.) JOHN McLANE LUBY. Instructor in Languages. " Let those love how, who never loved before. " — ' 94 Lucky Bag. Stood 17, line division, class ' 94; final standing, 13; instructor in languages, ' 00; watch officer " Indiana. ' 18 Texas. Lieutenant (J. G.) FRANK PARDEE BALDWIN, " Stiffy Doyle. " New Jersey. Instructor in Seamanship. " He has good abilities, a genial temper, and no vices. " — ' 95 Lucky Bag. " A merrier man . . . 1 nct ' cr spent an hour ' s talk with. " Stood 4. line division, class ' 95 ; cadet petty officer of the second class ; cadet lieutenant ; foot-ball team ; instructor in steam, ' co; watch officer " Indiana, " 01. Lieutenant (J. G.) HARRIS LANING. Illinois. Instructor in English. " Fat and fair, and ever smiling, A feature that is most beguiling. " — ' 95 Lucky Bag. Stood 6, line division, class ' 95; cadet petty officer of second class; cadet junior lieutenant; hop committee; instructor in Eng- lish, ' 00; watch officer " Chesapeake, " 01. Lieutenant (J. G.) DANIEL MERSHON GARRISON. New Jersey. Instructor in Mathematics. " A modest young Apollo he, Of music full, and poetry. " — ' 95 Lucky Bag. Stood 4, engineer division, class ' 95. Lieutenant (J. G.) FRANKLIN D. KARNS. Ohio. Instructor in Languages. " Full big lie was of brawn and e ' ek of bones. " — ' 95 Lucky Bag. Stood s, engineer division, class ' 95; second class petty officer; crew; foot-ball team; received four track and field medals; manager athletics; West Point game, " 93. ' 9 Lieutenant (J. G.) JAMES JOSEPH RABY. Instructor in English. Michigan. " I do proclaim one honest man, mistake me not — but one. " — ' 95 Lucky Bag. Stood 14, line division, class ' 95; cadet petty officer, second class; cadet junior lieutenant; foot-ball team; watch officer, " In- diana " ; instructor in English, ' 00. Lieutenant (J. G.) RUFtJS ZENAS JOHNSTON, Jr., " R. Z. " Assistant to Commandant. " He doth, indeed, show seme sparks that are like wit. " — ' 95 Lucky Bag. " Nature might stand up And say to all the ' world, ' This was a man. ' " Stood 28, line division, class ' 95; assistant to commandant, ' 00; watch officer, " Indiana. " North Carolina. Lieutenant (J. G.) THOMAS DRAYTON PARKER Stood 13, class ' 93. Instructor in English. South Carolina. Lieutenant (J. G.) JONAS HANNIBAL HOLDEN, " Admiral Luce, " " Yank. " Assistant to Commandant. " Last of all an admiral came, A terrible man, with a terrible name. " — ' 96 Lucky Bag. Stood 2, line division, class ' 96; second class petty officer; cadet lieutenant; on " Maine " when blown up. Vermont. Lieutenant (J. G.) DANIEL WILBERT WURTSBAUGH. Instructor in Mathematics. " Thou art sick of self love, Malvolio. " — ' 96 Lucky Bag. Stood 8, line division, class ' 96; second class petty officer; cadet junior lieutenant. 20 Texas. Lieutenant (J. G.) ANDREW EDWIN KALBACH, " Coldfeet. " Pennsylvania. Instructor in Ordnance. " There ' s many a man hath more hair than wit! " — ' 96 Lucky Bag. Stood 6, line division, class ' 96; second class petty officer; cadet ensign; instructor in ordnance, ' 00. Lieutenant (J. G.) WAT TYLER CLUVERIUS, Jr., " Cluvy. " Georgia. Instructor in Ordnance. " He had a face like a benediction. " — ' 96 Lucky Bag. Stood 11, line division, class ' 96; second class petty officer; first petty officer; editor ' 96 Lucky Bag; choir and Y. M. C. A.; watch officer on " Newport " ; instructor ordnance, ' 00. Lieutenant (J. G.) CHARLES PERRY BURT, " Sheeny. " Georgia. Instructor in Marine Engineering and Naval Construction. " Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever. " — ' 96 Lucky Bag. Stood 6, engineer division, class ' 96; June ball committee. Lieutenant (J. G.) HENRY CROSLEY MUSTIN, " Rum. " Tennessee. Aide to officer in charge of grounds. " T faith his hair is of a good color. " — ' 96 Lucky Bag. Stood 24, line division, class ' 96; cadet ensign; manager athletics; foot-ball team; crew; track team; fencing team; choir. Chaplain HENRY H. CLARK, D. D. Maine. Relative rank of captain ; entered service in ' 73 ; chaplain, ' 90 to ' 94, ' 98 to ' 01 ; chaplain, " Monongahela, " " Chesapeake, " ' 00, " Indiana " ; received dedication ' 97 Lucky Bag. 21 Professor (U. S. N.) WILLIAM WOODBURY HENDRICKSON, " Pop. " Ohio. Head of Department of Mathematics. " For he by geometric scale Could take the size of pots of ale. " Stood 17. class ' 63; relative rank of captain ; senior professor in Navy; resigned as lieutenant-commander. ' 73; instructor in mathematics. ' 71, ' 72; head of department of mathematics. ' 73 to ' 81. ' 83 to ' 89. ' 97 to ' 00; author of Stereographic Projections. Professor (U. S. X.) STIMSON JOSEPH BROWN. New York. Instructor in Mathematics. Stood 1. class ' 76: relative rank of captain: resigned as ensign. " 83. Professor (U. S. N.) PHILIP ROUNSEVILLE ALGER. Massachusetts. Head of Department of Mechanics. Stood 1. class ' 80; relative rank of commander; resigned as ensign. ' 90; second captain of gun ' s crews; cadet adjutant: in- structor in mechanics. ' 99. ' 00; inventor of Alger lock. Professor (U. S. N.) OMENZO GEORGE DODGE. Kansas. In charge of grounds. Stood 3, class ' 77: relative rank of commander; resigned as lieutenant. ' 92: instructor in physics and chemistry, ' 88. ' 90; as- sistant to superintendent. ' 00. Professor NATHANIEL M. TERRY. A.- M., Ph. D.. " Cit. " Pennsylvania. Head of De partment of Physics and Chemistry. Instructor in physics and chemistry. ' 73 to ' 86; head of department. ' 86 to ' 00. 22 Professor WILLIAM WOOLSEY JOHNSON, A. M., " Woolsey. " New York. Instructor in Mechanics. " They fool me to the top of my bent. " Received degree from Yale; associate member of British Association for the Advancement of Science; member of London Mathematical Society, and of American Mathematical Society; instructor in mathematics or mechanics, ' 65 to ' 70, ' 81 to ' 00; au- thor of proof of Amsler ' s planimeter. Differential and Integral Calculus. Theory of Errors and the Method of Least Squares, Curve Tracing in Cartesian Co-ordinates, Differential Equations, Theoretical Mechanics ; it is a legend that he once found value of V — I, but forgot it. Professor PAUL J. DASHIELL, Ph. D.. " Paul. " Maryland. Instructor in Physics and Chemistry. Received degree from Lehigh ; instructor in physics and chemistry, ' 92 to 00; received dedication of ' 01 Lucky Bag ; received punch bowl from battalion in ' 97; all American foot-ball team; father of Naval Academy athletics. Professor ARTHUR NEWTON BROWN, A. M., " Cit. " Massachusetts. Librarian. Assistant librarian. " 86 to ' 88; librarian, ' 00 to ' 94, ' 99, ' 00; instructor in English, ' 95 to ' 97. Professor HENRI MARION, " Henri. " Instructor in Modern Languages. Instructor in languages. ' 87 to ' 00. Professor FREDERICK WILLING, " Dad. " Instructor in English. Instructor in English. ' 98 to ' 00. 23 Professor P. J. des GARENNES, " Dago. " Instructor in Modern Languages. Instructor in languages, ' 95 to ' 00. Professor THEODORE WOOLSEY JOHNSON. " Young Woolsey, " " Woolsey Prime. " Instructor in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. Instructor in steam, ' 00. Professor C. V. CUSACHS, " Tusoks, " " Squejaks. " Instructor in languages, ' co. Instructor in Modern Languages. Sword Master A. J. CORBESIER, Maitre d ' Armes. Brussels. Instructor in Fencing. Instructor in fencing from ' 65 to ' 00. Assistant Librarian JULIAN MURRAY SPENCER. Maryland. Stood 25, class ' 60; oldest graduate of Academy connected with Academy; assistant librarian. ' 89 to ' oo. Boxing Master MATHEW STROHM, " Matchew. " Boxing master, ' 68 to ' 01. Surgeon F. W. F. WIEBER, U. S. N. Surgeon A. M. D. McCORMICK. U. S. N. 24 Past Assistant Surgeon J. B. DENNIS, U. S. N. Assistant Surgeon A. M. FAUNTLEROY, U. S. N. Pay Inspector (retired) W. GOLDSBOROUGH, U. S. N. Past Assistant Paymaster S. BRYAN, U. S. N. Dentist R. GRADY. Assistant Sword Master J. B. RETZ. Assistant Sword Master G. HEINTZ. 25 Cadet Officers U. S. Naval Academy Cadet Lieutenant-Commander Emory Scott Land Cadet Lieutenants Edwin Graham Kintner William Lee Pryor Gilford Darst Frank Ward Sterling Neil Ernest Nichols James Otto Richardson Roe Reed Adams Richard Wainwright, Jr. Cadet Lieutenant and Adjutant Semmes Read Cadet Junior Lieutenants Cadet Ensigns David Allen Weaver Clayton Miller Simmers Charles Sylvanus Kerrick Henry G. S. Wallace Cadet Chief Petty Officer Harold David Childs 26 Cadet Petty Officers, First Class Franklin Wayne Osburn Frank David Hall Robert Wallace Wilson Brown, Jr. John Williams Woodruff Edward John Marquart James Patrick Lannon Frank Barrows Freyer Joseph Otto Fisher Robert Henderson Horace Scudder Klyce Thomas Lindorf Ozburn Louis Broughton Porterfield Gilbert Jonathan Rowcliff James Paulding Murdock Julius Curtis Townsend Cadet Petty Officers, Second Class Leroy Brooks, Jr. James Reed Charles William Early Oscar Fleet Cooper Roscce Conklin Davis James Atkinson Campbell. Jr. Kirey Barnes Crittenden William Tipton Conn, Jr. Adolphus Staton Ralph Payne Craft Frank Charles Martin Otto Carl Dowling John Hail Blackburn Francis Samuel Whitten Edward Bunner Parker William Walker Smith 27 CLASS OF 1902. Colors: Navy Blue. Rah! Rah! Rue! Navy Blue! Sumus Populi! NlNETEEN-TWO ! Tke Qk s of 1? °2 Roe Reed Adams, " Roe, " " Matchew, " " Stonewall. " Three Stripes. Hustlers (4); Foot-ball team (3, 2, 1); Track team (4. 3, 1); Second crew (2); Gym. Tournament (4, 3, 2, 1); Star (2). " will not budge an inch, and I zvill be heard. " A man of heavy build but light heart. Weighs 180 pounds and does the giant swing. Noted for his literal interpretation of tactacs. Talks French with Adams ' s patent pronunciation, and has a keen appreciation of the " Zoroaster and Zendevesta " style of humor. Poker devotee on a small scale. " Come on, Roe. " 29 Springfield, 111. Ball-bridge. ' Harry Alexander Baldridge, " Atwater, Four buttons. Class wit (4, 3 1, a). Willow Springs, Mo. 2. 1); Star (2); Benedict Club (2, " What I aspired to be, And was not, comforts mt A man torn by conflicting emotions and ideas. Bones because it is a pleasure, and always ready to elucidate knotty problems at great length. Of great ability and understanding, but of greater sloth — result, sleep. Can see the point of any joke, even his own. After working for three years, he sank beneath the coldness of an unappreciative world. " Bump Atwater. " Carlos B ean, " Kyarlos, " " Bollicky, " Four Buttons. ' The Texas Steer. " All-night Study Party (4, 3, 2, 1); Class cowboy. " Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good ti ' e oft might win, By fearing to attempt. " Like all our great men, he first accumulated knowledge by the dim fire-light with the aid of a piece of chalk and an iron shovel. Long on talk, — but what is he talking about? A fine example of the change wrought in a man by four years at the N. A.; but he still retains his love and admiration for the old masters. " I don ' t like this painted civilization. " Donald Cameron Bingham, " Bingy, " " Boy, " " Johnny, " " Jam Face. " Four Buttons. Coxswain of crew (4, 3, 2, 1); Academy pet. . " And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, That one small head could carry all lie knew. " Short on height, but long on intellect. First startled the Academy by standing one in " math.. " Plebe year. Favorite study, steam — when he has the instructor he first met in that department. Of anarchistic and inflammatory tendencies, but oily and diplomatic withal. Is desperately in love; but it isn ' t one of the opposite sex. Sup- ported McKinley for four more years of the full dinner pail. " Come on. Bingy. " SO Kilgore, Texas. Talladega, Ala. ■ John Haile Blackburn. " Jack. " Buzzard. Cambridge, Mass. Track team (4, 3, 2, 1); Choir (4. 3, 2, 1); Class Sec- retary and Treasurer; Class foot-ball team; Class crest committee; Academy record for high jump. " The honor ' s overpaid When he that did the act is commentator. " " Agin the government. " A man who knows full well how to still th e troubled waters. Leader of the opposition, but pulls the wires from behind the scenes. An arbiter of fashion, especially in collars and hair-cuts. Likes bodily comforts, and a good dinner. His favorite flower, the violet. " It took my breath away when I saw how handsome he was. " Leroy Brooks, Jr., " Leaky, " " Bosun, " " Maggie, " " Swain. " Buzzard. Nicotine Club (4. 3, 2, 1, etc.); Star (4); Dead tired (always); Crescent dinner. " In mind composed he sticks: thick curling clouds Of smoke around his recking temples play. " Subject to severe fits of perturbation, seeking refuge in quick lunches. Starred plebe year and has hustled for a 2.5 ever since. Passes his time in re- producing the accents and tones of those he loves. Missed his vocation when he overlooked the variety stage. Keeps a mandolin case under his bed — " I wonder why. " " Really, Mr. Man. I don ' t know your name. " " Brown, " Peter, " " Brownie. " Four Buttons. Star (plug cut); " Santee " squad; Third grade (4, 3, 2, 1). " Peter zvas dull; he was at first Dull, — oh, so dull, so very dull! " Noted for his successful bluffs and lucid explanations of complex sub- jects. Has been known to look intelligent, but counteracts the bad effects by his actions. Spends part of his time at sick quarters and the rest of it in trying to get there. Authority on drugs and compounds. Was once on the first conduct grade. " B-r-r-r B-r-r-r. Respectf ' ly hold on to what they got. " 3 ' George Patton Wyoming, Ohio. Los Angeles, Cal. Wilson Brown, Jr., ' Alice, " " Fairy. " Buzzard. Choir (2, 1); Track team (2); Class foot-ball team. " The world knows nothing of its greatest men. " A modest, unassuming maiden with a sweet voice and a sweeter smile. Harmless till he commenced learning to play the banjo. Wrote the foot-ball songs, but shouldn ' t be held responsible. Reads (?) French novels and pretends he likes them. The cares of the world slip by him as the gentle southern breezes, leaving him happy with his chafing dish. " Such a niceness! " James Atkinson Campbell, " Suze, " " Kid, " " Avec. " Buzzard. Class girl (4, 3, 2, 1); Captain of the (n — 1) foot-ball team; June Ball Committee. " I am the very slave of circumstance And impulse, — borne away with every breath. " Self-constituted tribunal for the final settlement of all matters, material and spiritual. Longs for manhood ' s estate ; but what can one do with that complexion and confiding, trusting manner? Falls in love and recovers as easily as he passed through the various ailments of youth. Authority on forms of parliamentary pro- cedure and all words of fifteen syllables. " Avec, avec , — deux t. " Childs, " Harold. " Chief Petty Officer. Editor-in-chief of Lucky Bag; Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Base-ball team (4, 3, 2, 1); " The married man. " " Why should I blush to o ' a ' n I love? " Like all true musicians, lets his emotions show themselves in his music ; from which we conclude he must be a man of many troubles. Already has the class banner spiked to his trunk. Used to contribute largely to all the prominent periodicals. Likes the cork to play with after Lou has finished. Is going to get one good long nap after this book is published. " Say, Chew, take this note out for me. " 32 Camden, N. J. Philadelphia, Pa. St. Albans, Vt. William Tipton Conn, Jr., " Cohen, " " Dog, " " Infidel. " Buzzard. Class foot-ball team; Originator of Tea-party system; Knights of Rest. " He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he that rulcth his spirit, than he that taketh a city. " A thousand dollars reward to anybody who makes him lose his temper. Too lazy to take the trouble and time to look for it again. The great source of humor for the wits. Roomed with Monk four years and still smiles calmly. Took a girl to a hop once— now keeps perpetual Lent. " What, ho, dog! " Oscar Fleet Cooper, " Phil, " " Coop-ere. " Buzzard. Class foot-ball team; Hustlers (2, 1); Captain of Hustlers (1); Second crew (2); June Ball Committee; Class Ring Committee. " The man that hails you Tom or Jack And proves by thumping on your back. " Possessed of a devil in the form of temper, but counterbalances it by a vast amount of the milk of human kindness. Free from prejudice, except toward those whom he doesn ' t like. What won ' t a man do for a woman? Has a great love for Baltimore, Md. work when it ' s somebody else ' s job. speak French. " When riled — stand from under. " Coop-ere, Merritt Sherman Corning, " Deacon, " " Spuds. " Four Buttons. Y. M. C. A. team (3, 2); Class foot-ball team. Phonograph Committee; Track " Thinking is but an idle waste of thought, And nought is everything and everything is nought. " Of a deep, undisturbed belief in the goodness of mankind. Optimistic to a painful degree, and always sees the silver lining to the cloud, even with a 2.1 in " Skinny. " Possessing unbounded nerve, he escapes consequences because of his guileless look of innocence. Kept his conscience for three years, then boxed it up and sent it home, and has been happy ever since. " What ' s the use? " 33 Clinton, N. C. Palmyra, N. Y. Ralph Pay ne Craft, " Roxie, " " Ralphie, " " Billy. " Buzzard. Society man; Fencing team (2, 1); Second section leader (4. 3, 2, 1). " admit you are handsome, — but still I should guess That others arc as handsome as you. " A man who has a firm belief in himself need not fear the jeers and jibes of a jealous world. Lothario need look to his laurels. Corresponds with the Ladies ' Home Journal, and is at his best in the society of the fair sex. Fences because it gives him a graceful carriage, and spoons because he can ' t help it. Commits murder in the first degree on the banjo. " Take your greasy eyes off me. " Potosi, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kirby Barnes Crittenden, " Kirby, " " Keeper of the Dog House. " Buzzard. Rhino (perpetually); Naval Cadet (8, 7, 6, 5. 4, 3, 2, 1). " We talk of love and pleasure — but ' tis all A tale of falsehood. Life ' s made up of gloom. " Believes that whatever is, is wrong. Rival to Brooks in his phonographic repro- duction of familiar sayings of our dear ones. Has great determination, as shown in his refusal to desert the flag. Shuns society, except that of convivial companions. Joins with Jeffy in establishing a refuge for misdirected youths of tender age. " Sir, the powder division is mustered. Burke and Davis absent. " Gilford Darst, " Boy, " " Babe. " " Pudding Bumps. " Cottageville, W. Va. Two Stripes. Star (2); Gymnasium fiend (4, 3); Society fiend (2, 1). " The helpless look of blooming infancy. " Nature, in her varied moods, has brought forth many guileless and helpless infants — and this is one of them. Deep in innocence and unsophistication, and says " goo-goo " when happy. Was once a plebe and can ' t forget it. Block co-efficient of I. His candid frankness to the officer-in-charge endears him to all. Strong on what ' s in the book. " I ' m so glad to see you, Miss T . " 34 Otto Carl Dowling, " ' Monk, " " General. " Buzzard. Star (file-closer); Class pugilist (4, 3, 2, 1). Melrose, Mass. " am a man More sinned against than sinning. Believes with Ike Marvel that " cussin ' " is a safety valve for the feelings. Of such exuberant youth and high animal spirits that he has to be sat upon thrice a day to keep him properly subdued. Only happy when being banged around or playing with a " rette. " Collector of rare " vazes. " Take Dowling ' s course in modern languages. " Poodle duck. " Roscoe Conklin Davis, " Jeff, " Buzzard. ' Davie. " Mannix Brace; Rhino Club (4, 3, 2, " Who does not love wine, woman, and song, Remains a fool his whole life long. " I)- Strong believer in the efficacy of " Garfield Tea. " Favorite song is " Little brown jug, how I love thee. " Favorite occupation, the cake walk. Enjoys a good time with his friends, but is perfectly capable of making one for himself. Sphinx-like, he looks and watches, but speaks not. Importer of 15-year-old Kentucky corn-juice. " This is the Maximum one-pounder. " Ashland, Ky. J K - ■ hfc t! c tt Walter George Diman, " Demon, " " Wally. " rence, Mass. Buzzard. Grizzly ' s keeper (4, 3, 2, 1). " Go to, you are a child. " Has proven his strength of mind by living with Griswold four years and retaining his mental equilibrium. Not having yet passed the boyhood age, still finds the world full of sweets and comforts. Rival of Cook in personally-conducted tours to noted places, making a specialty of excursions to Lawrence, — thereby causing many heart- aches among his classmates who patronize them. Enjoys a rough and tumble and loves to create " rough-houses. " 35 Charles William Early, " Jubal. ' Buzzard. Woodlawn, Va. Class foot-ball team; Starred (sleep) (4, 3, 2, 1). " We are such stuff As dreams are made of ; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. " Strong advocate of the efficacy of the rest cure. Spends his day in thinking of the approaching night, when the world and nature, too, will sleep. Regular attendant at the Annapolis Theatre, which he thinks far superior to the hops. Enjoys other people ' s " busts, " but fails to see the fun in his own. Generally mild and unoffensive, though no one knows what would happen if he woke up. " Wake up, Jubal. " Earl Peck Finney, " Peck, " " Little Egypt. " Four Buttons. Hustlers (1); Class Hobson. " This fellow ' s ivise enough to play the fool. " An importation direct from the Midway, but originally a member of the Osh- kosh " Four Hundred. " Has an offer to join Keith ' s circuit as the human nightingale. Possesses a voice and body in the inverse ratio of 16 to I, therefore voted for Bryan. Envies Hobson, but thinks he can beat him in a fair trial. Regards life as a bed of roses, and has a fatherly interest in all the dear little children here. " Say, fellows, I kissed thirty-nine girls while I was on leave. " Joseph Otto Fisher, : ' Jo. " Buzzard. Poker Club; Hustlers (2, 1); Crew (2, 1). " A zuretched soul, bruised with adversity. " Came from down East and is proud of it. delighting in selling his classmates wooden nutmegs and purchasing gold bricks. Feels sure that the whole world is against him, but is prepared to fight them all. His fierce eye and sharp command bring terror to the trembling victim of his wrath. Believing in the motto " kill or cure, " he abuses his body to make it stronger, and then abuses his appetite to make it weaker. " Knock off that greasy smile. " 36 Oshkosh, Wis. Lewiston, Me. Frank Barrows Freyer, " Frisky, " " Tune, " " Mr. Fry-her. " Buzzard. Crew (4, 3, 2, 1); Captain of crew; Foot-ball team (4, 3, 2, 1); Hop Committee: Chairman Hop Committee. " NO, the heart that has truly lov ' d never forgets. " Equally successful in the social whirl and upon the athletic field. Plays foot-ball with the same nonchalant grace with which he receives at the hops. Doesn ' t find life worth bothering about, and avoids worry as being conducive to loss of youth and good looks. Of poetic temperament, thinking a single life worse than death, but can ' t decide who is to be the lucky one. " That ' s exactly wrong, Mr. Tune. " Ralph Mancill Griswold, " Grizzly, " " Stone-face. " Four Buttons. Next on Buzzard; President Flat-iron Syndicate; Class photographer; Lucky Bag Committee; Cruise caterer. " 1 am not mad; I would to Heaven I were. " I love my love with a " G " because he is gay, good-natured, and grins. I hate my love with a " G " because he is grouchy, grumpy, and growls. His name is Griswold and he is a great goose. A man with eccentricities sometimes approaching genius, — but never getting there. Will bet on either side of any question, but always wins. Once posed as a barber pole. " Say, fellows, I heard a pretty good story the other day. " Marietta, Ga. Worcester, Mass. Frank David Hall Frankie, " " Doctor. " Buzzard. Mormon Club; President Kinky Club; Second crew (3); Captain Second base-ball team; Class foot-ball team; Gold medal for small arms. " I am very fond of the company of ladies. " Burning with ambition, and longs for the perfection of physical manhood, thereby causing his muscles many an ache. Thinks the Naval Academy should be situated near the equator, so he wouldn ' t have to wear so many clothes. Believer in love at first sight, second sight, and every time he gets a sight, of anything feminine. Has aided Hood, Ayer, Paine, and Dr. Munyon to retire on their incomes. " Ginger up, fellows. " 37 Milford, 111. Robert Henderson, " Babbie, " " Brackton, " " Poodle-dog. " Buzzard. Second crew (4, 3); Secretary of Y. M. C. A. (3). " Chaste as the ieiele That ' s curdled by the frost of purest SHOW. " A creature unique in his own line, as admitted by himself. Student of the Almanac and Handbook of American Humor, retailing the contents with great gusto. Attends Y. M. C. A. in the afternoon and frenches in the evening. Walks in his own sweet way and talks with a foreign accent, — nationality not known. A nice " boy " who only needs a little encouragement, — but not too much. " Whang? Whang? What ' s that? " George Raymond Horning, " Ray, " " Peter. " Two Stripes. Crew (4); Hustlers (1); Foot-ball team (3); Bene- dict Club. " Unawcd by power, and unappalled by fear. " Subject to optical delusions which cause him much trouble. Thinks exertion, either physical or mental, a criminal waste of energy. Longs for a quiet sphere of action, " far from the madding crowd. " Does a few spasms on the mandolin when in a good humor, causing an opposite effect on his friends. Has suffered for the sake of others, — and for his own sake- (ask Charlie). " What ' s the use? " Brockton, Mass. Easton, Pa. Charles S. Kerrick. " Charlie, " " Chawles. " One Stripe. Class foot-ball team; Class flatterer. " Hang sorrow! care ' ll kill a cat. " Like Mark Twain, Charles likes little girls — big ones, too. Believes in the adage, " The more the merrier, " and that " faint heart ne ' er won fair lady, oh ! " The per- sonification of optimism with a capital O, resulting in wild beliefs that something will turn up. His languid, Chesterfieldian air and graces excite wild envy in the masculine element, while captivating the gentler sex. " I ' ve been longing to meet you for years. " ?8 Stockton, Cal. Edwin Graham Kintner, " Bill, " " Kitten, " " Teddy. " Three Stripes. Hop Committee (3, 2, 1); June Ball Committee; Choir (3, 2, 1). " 1 am the very pink of courtesy. " For three years a merry-hearted, care-free youth, until they gave him three stripes, filling his mind with a mixture of pride, glory, worry, and care. Would do anything to oblige the ladies, and spoons on nearly all of the officers. Hit the pap once, never fully recovering. Does parlor stunts, and sings divinely when in condi- tion, — which isn ' t often. One of the social institutions of the Academy. " Carry your hands back all along. " Horace Scudder Klyce. " Foxy, " " Scudder, " " Skosh. " Buzzard. Lucky Bag Committee; Star (4, 3, 2, 1). " That which I am, I am: I did not seek For life, nor did I make myself. " An ardent supporter of the W. C. T. U., but is frequently absent church formation. Has the strange and unknown desire in the Naval Academy of really un derstanding what he bones, and is capable of explaining it to the instructors. Subject to frequent attacks of locomotor-ataxia, followed by paralysis. Avoids honors by requisition, longing for some secluded spot free from the wild strife for worldly gains. " Say, Porter, I took care of you to- morrow, and you ' ll take care of me yesterday. " Emory Scott Land, " Emory, " " Jerry, " " Senior Captain. " Four Stripes. Star (4, 3); Foot-ball team (4. 3. 2, 1); Presi- dent (1) and Secretary (2) of Athletic Association; Track team (4, 2). " I pity bashful men, who feel the pain of fancied scorn. " Started right in the beginning, and the rest was easy. Naturally of a timid, bashful disposition, he overcame it by strenuous effort. Has discovered that the best way to get what you want is to ask for it. Is not afraid of the good things of life. Signer of the Declaration of Independence. " Oh ! why should the spirit of mortal be proud? " " Knock off that talking on the left of the 3d company. " 39 Harrison, Ind. Fayetteville, Ark. Laramie, Wyo. James Patrick Lannon, " Pat. " Buzzard. Fencing team (3, 2, 1); Captain Fencing team. " Talk to him of Jacob ' s ladder and he would ask the number of steps. " Of an argumentative turn of mind, and always ready to convince you that you are wrong; but never open to conviction as to his own errors. Babbie ' s greatest rival as reproducer of stale jokes, which he makes worse by advancing as original. Fell in love with a pair of eyes during a visit to New York, never fully recovering. Subject to occasional lapses into sanity, and talks French with a brogue. " I don ' t understand, sir. " Alexandria, Va. ' Kruger. - ' " Robert Centre " cruise; Cres- Edward John Marquart, " Dutch ' " Proud Papa ' s Boy, " , == ____ _ = , Buzzard. Fencing team (3, 2, 1); cent dinner. B " She ' s beautiful, and therefore to he wooed, _ She is a woman, and therefore to be won. " He is the delight of all chaperones ' hearts, preferring them to their charges; l — fl but doesn ' t care, anyway, so long as it is feminine. Knows that the eyes of his fellow- townsmen at " Valpo " are upon him. Was met at the station by band and local m uniformed organizations upon his arrival home on " youngster leave " ; bul despite all these honors continues to munch peanuts and smile calmly. Is suspected of helping " Oom Paul ' ' and a desire to join the Boer navy. " She ' s a peach. " Valparaiso, Ind. Frank Charles Martin, " Martini. " Four Buttons. Class foot-ball team: Attended " Constellation dance. " " Oh, I have lost my reputation. " Started out to make Milwaukee famous, but met too many rebuffs from a cold, hard world. Settled down to the study of literature, making a specialty of old court life and biographies of famous women. Fond of midnight rambles in silent communion with nature and the watchmen. His modest, retiring disposition causes him to shun society and join a few congenial comrades in the study of compounds. " I want Frisky. " 40 Fairfield, 111. Council Bluffs, Iowa. George Julian Meyers, " George, " " Dutchman. " Four Buttons. " Santee " squad; Color guard. " Let the world slide. " With the true artistic soul he holds himself aloof from the storm of struggling, striving humanity, and embodies his lofty ideals in unfading colors upon paper, to be preserved till the passage of years has brought the recognition of true worth now denied him. Helps Woodruff figure up his standing. Received a severe shock during plebe year which has left its mark upon him, but is always ready to help ' bump " somebody else. " No, I don ' t think I can be mistaken. " William Jacob Moses, " Willie, " " Mose. " New York City, N. Y. Four Buttons. Correspondent N. Y. Journal; Dealer in tips (4, 3. 2 - O- " Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise. " Playful and coy in disposition and confidential, on general principles, concerning the most commonplace matters. Noted for his ability to brace up and hit the Skinny exam. Spends his time going from room to room telling other people what to bone, wasting precious time he might use to his own advantage (is it disinterested- ness?). Thinks Croker the typical American gentleman and longs to take his place in the ranks of Tammany. " You want to bone this exam. " James Paulding Murdock, " Jimmie, " " Tough. " Cold Springs, N. Y. Buzzard. Captain Mizzen-top (2); Aid to Lieut. Stoney; Y. M. C. A. (nit). " am not in the roll of common men. " His reckless abandon would well fit the quarter deck of a " scourge of the sea " under the skull and cross-bones. Found his ideal in " Cobwebs, " and spooned on him. Fairly reeks of salt water, and " shivers his timbers " every half hour. Possesses the quarter deck voice and affects a rolling gait which makes you seasick to look at it. The guide and protector of the infant class, who look upon his swaggering independence with awe and admiration. " Wind sou ' -sou ' -east, sir. " 41 PHILIP MAITLAND O ' REILLY. PHILIP MAITLAND O ' REILLY, " Jack. " Washington, D. C. Two Stripes. Hop Committee (3, 2, 1); Chairman Hop Committee; June Ba ll Committee; Class Yell Committee; Chairman Class Supper Committee. " Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the dust. " In the death of Philip Maitland O ' Rei ly, the Class of 1902, and the entire battalion of Naval Cadets, lost not only a comrade loved and honored by all who knew him, but a man who stood for all that was best and noblest in his life and chosen profession. To few men is it given to draw to themselves as friends and admirers a!l those with whom they come in contact, but it may truly be said that none knew " Jack " O ' Reilly except to honor and esteem him, and not one heart but felt the pain of bereavement and the sense of personal loss when he passed from among us. In the three years he spent in our midst, every moment drew him closer and made him dearer to us, and his absence makes in our every act and deed a void which nought else can fill. A devoted son and brother, a loyal friend, a faithful comrade, and, above all else, an officer and a gentleman, his death brought sorrow and deep regret to each and every heart into which his life had brought faith and hope by its example of courage and devotion. In his death, not only did the many who loved him lose one whose place can never be filled, but the United States Navy lost an officer whose services were given unceasingly to its advancement and improvement, — one whose life was dedicated to the flag and country he loved. He gave the best his life held to the calling he had chosen, allowing nothing to stand between him and the performance of his duty as he saw it. It is not for us who remain to judge of the a ' 1-seeing Providence that has taken him from us. We may only wait and mourn. Yet there is not one among the many who were proud to call Philip O ' Reilly a friend and comrade, but is the better for having known him, and not one heart which learned to love him for his every act and deed, but mourns him with a deep, unceasing sorrow, with which is mingled esteem and love for one whose life, though short, made the world the better for its presence. 43 Neil Ernest Nichols, " Nick. " One Stripe. Foot-ball team (4, 3, 2, 1); Captain foot-ball team; Crew (3, 2, 1). " A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions. " His life reads like a Wilkie Collins novel, with its unknown beauty for the heroine, and her passion for her knight-errant. Spends his time in answering correspondents who advertise in the papers, " object matrimony. " Has been known to confuse striper and clean sleever privileges, and cut out forma- tion. Prefers the gridiron to the ball room and the eight-oared shell to the automobile. Was so unfortunate as to be seen with K. Brown in New Bed- ford. " Have you seen her yet, Nick? " Bay City, Mich. Franklin Wayne Osburn, " Boy Wonder, " " Life Buoy, " " O. S. Burn. " Buzzard. Star (4); Human megaphone; " President of the Day. " " Behold the child, by nature ' s kindly lazv, ■ Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw. " An infant of great precocity and strong lungs, showing his good health by his rosy cheeks and joyous laugh. Reads the Oregonian, quoting from its pages. Early sought social position, for which his great ease and grace eminently fit him, while his guilelessness and vivacity of spirit make him a favorite everywhere. Delights in the simple pleasures of the young, haunting " merry-go-rounds " and " Punch-and-Judy shows. " " Life buoy, sir I " Eugene, Ore. Thomas Lindorf Ozburn, " Tommie, " Buzzard. O. Z. Burn, " " Pringle ' s Pet. " Class foot-ball team; Rhino (4, 3, 2, 1). " Alas! what does man here below? A little noise in much shadow. " Scorns the baubles and frills of an artificial life, seeking the beauties of .1 natural existence where all men are equal, — and women, too. Is sufficient judge of his own acts and asks favors of no man. Thinks it is not worth the trouble it takes to rise above the jommon herd. A man who is continually unappreciated and under-rated, — at least in his own mind. Defies the world to produce a better man. " I don ' t want any odds of anybody. " Murphysboro, 44 Edward Constant Southworth Parker, " Eddie, " " Ned. " Buzzard. Anarchist; Crew (4); Second crew (3). " Lest men suspect your tale untrue, Keep probability in view. " Reads Baron Munchausen in French and repeats it in English as personal ex- periences. Indefatigable in his discharge of social duties. A man with a past, as may be seen by looking upon the mystery of his very walk and smile. Thinks the world owes him a living, so won ' t work for it. A cynic with an optimistic streak that will show. " Well, I ' ll tell you. " Concord, N. H. Andrew Aloysius Peterson, " Pate; Four Buttons. " Sates. " Gym. fiend (2); " Tammany Boss. " would rather be eaten to death with rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion. " Brooklyn, N. Y. Sent by his personal friend, Dick Croker, to represent Tammany among the Naval Cadets. Thinks New York was the original Garden of Eden, and is only happy amidst the bustle and roar of the great metropolis. Spurns a simple country life, but is still fond of quiet communion with his own thoughts, which he can pursue unhindered by the surging multitudes about him. Louis Broughton Porterfield, " Louis, " " Porter, " " Fiend. " Buzzard. Toastmaster Class Supper (?); Manager foot-ball team; Crescent dinner; Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Class foot-ball team. " And ichcn like her, O Saki, you shall pass Among the Guests, star-scattered in the grass, And in thy blissful errand reach the spot Where I made one, — turn down an empty glass. " Knowing that the joys of life are fleeting, he never wavers nor hesitates. Always ready when there is anything doing, and in constant demand for his services. Long ago tore aside the flimsy curtains hiding life ' s shams, which he derides. Launched himself into society once, but managed to save himself by a stream anchor after a desperate struggle with the sirens. " Let ' s drink to Mr. Forterspield. " 45 Greenville, Ala. William Lee Pryor, " Lee, " " Bud, " " Bill. " Three Stripes. Class President; Hustlers (2, 1); Received June Ball; Crescent dinner. St. Louis, Mo. " Skilled in every form Of shrewd device and action wisely planned. " Inventor of the " Universal drag. " Should have been chairman of the National Democratic Committee, for he would have elected Bryan. Perfected his system for three years and is now reaping the harvest. To look upon him is to love him; hence all the troubles with which he is beset and which he alone can master with an ease born of long experience. " Wight and lefth, fathe. " William Dilworth Puleston, " Pulie, " " String. " Four Buttons. Stood one second class year (newspapers); Cruise caterer. " Let us have ' wine and women, mirth and laughter; Sermons and soda water the day after. " With light heart and cheerful countenance he laughs away the hours of life. Believes women were made to love, and he to love them. Divides his attention between nicotine and society. Spent September in Annapolis that he might be more proficient in his life ' s work. Is as ready with an excuse as he is with a fault. " Excuse me, ladies ; I didn ' t have time to brush my hair. " Monticello, Fla. Base-ball team (4, 3. 2, 1); Foot- Semmes Read, " Bruin. " Adjutant and Three Stripes, ball team (4, 3, 2, 1); Star (4). " Mark the perfect man. and behold the upright. " Void of all deception and guile, he speaks his mind without hesitation. Plays the heaviest bluff hand of any one in the Academy. A worldly-wise man, yet not above childish pleasures and games when the day ' s work is over. Forages on various occasions and believes in pampering the inner man. The " man behind the guns " and the " power behind the throne " in whatever he undertakes. " Look to the right and take your dress. " 46 Elkins, W. Va. James Reed Jr., " Jitnmie. " Buzzard. Ashtabula, Ohio. Coxswain of second crew; Agitator. " His bark is worse titan his bite. " The master of scathing denunciation and sarcasm. Happy only when he is miserable ; unbends, however, when he leaves the atmosphere of the Academy. Has troubles with his hop cards. His favorite occupation is brushing his cloth- ing; his chief recreation, writing letters. Has his own opinions upon subjects, and doesn ' t care who knows them. The special friend of lower class men, particularly those just entering. " Now, for a little look at ordnance. " James Otto Richardson, " Jo, " " Richie. " One Stripe. Class foot-ball team; Star (3, 2); Hop Committee (i); Lucky Bag Committee. " A man, he seems, of cheerful yesterdays And confident to-morrozvs. " Suffered martyrdom in a noble cause, by acting as spokesman for his classmates on the practice cruise. Has the temerity to sometimes question the text-books, and tries to understand them. Seeks rest and comfort by working " math, and skinny probs. " Imports fairies, never inflicting " gold-bricks. " Is possessed of what he calls determination, though his friends call it obstinacy. " Gee ! That was a cinch. " Gilbert Jonathan Rowcliff, " Jennie, " " Legs, " " Grenadier. " Buzzard. June Ball Committee; Hop Committee; Fencing team (3. 2, 1); Choir (1); Lucky Bag Committee. " In shape, in height, in stately presence fair, Straight as a furrow gliding from the share. " Knows anything easy when he sees it, and clings to it. At most times happy, gay and careless, but subject to temporary depressions owing to entanglements, and to mild fits of insanity, taking the form of a wild desire to send telegrams. Possessor of a silvery tongue, which he uses so persuasively that you will swear black is white. Manufactures wails on the violin. " Are they coming, Suze? " 47 Paris, Texas. Peoria, 111. Clayton Miller Simmers, " Dago, " " Saco, " " Pop, " " Sad. " Two Stripes. President of Y. M. C. A. (i); Lucky Bag Com- mittee; Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Leader of choir; Cruise caterer; Star (3). " Oh, what may man within him hide Though angel on the outward side! " Twenty-two years of age, — when? Got his hair and beard interchanged, and has to use hair-restorer on his head and hair-remover on his face. Has the reputation of virtue, — but who can tell? Is not content to accept things as they are because they are, insisting on knowing the why and the wherefore. Systematic in all things, and greases because he can ' t help it, not because he wants to. " Saco de noche. " Phcenixville, Pa. Adolphus Staton, " Dolly, " " Dolphus. " Buzzard. Base-ball team (2, 1); Class foot-ball team; Committee. " All mankind loves a lover. " Tarboro, N. C. t£ • % Class Crest Appearances are often deceptive, and Dolly should not be judged by the name he bears. He isn ' t looking for trouble, nor is he running away from it. Past master in the art of keeping innumerable conquests from collision, ranking next after Pryor. Chief of staff to Suze in affairs of the " clan. " Stood one in math., plebe year, but the strain was too great for one so young. " Who called you ' Dolly ' ? " William Walker Smith, " Willie, " " Art Editor. " Buzzard. Class Ring Committee; Lucky Bag Committee; " Robert Centre " cruise; Track team (3, 2); Gymnasium tourna- ment (4, 3). " One of the few, the immortal names, That were not bom to die. " A devotee of art, the love for which raised him to the high pinnacle of fame which he occupies as " art editor of the Lucky Bag. " An authority on all matters pertaining to this subject, — if you believe Willy. Admires the Gibson girl — and any other girl who will smile upon him. Divides his time between admiring his pictures and admiring the fair sex. " I ' ve got a peachy picture to show you. " Versailles, Ky. ppr 48 Frank Ward Sterling, " Kid, " " Chekago. " Two Stripes. Star (3, 2); " Robert Center " cruise; Math. fiend; Kinky Club; Inventor of " Sterling ' s Constant. " " So wise, so young, they say do never live long. " Entered in extreme youth, an ardent admirer of the " Nick Carter " library of choice fiction ; but later abandoned this for math., which he found more inter- esting. Gave up his dreams of becoming a great detective and decided to emulate Woolsey. Dreams of inverted prisms and projected cones. What the girls call " an easy mark. " Capable of explaining things that never existed, and never non- plused for an answer. " This method is better than the one given in the book. " Julius Curtis Townsend, " Beast, " " Bete. " " Snellius. " Buzzard. Class foot-ball team; Slept (4, 3, 2, 1); Hustlers (1). " would not waste my spring of youth In idle dalliance. " Entered life with a fixed purpose in view, and has never since abandoned it for a moment, — sleep. Afflicted with periodic attacks of energy which soon disap- pear. Falls in love on leave and spoons during the Xmas holidays, soon recovering. Takes himself seriously, waxing eloquent when thoroughly awakened. Not to be feared if properly understood and humored. " II faut. " Chicago, 111. Keokuk, Iowa. Washington, D. C. June Ball Committee; Wooden section (4, 3, 2); Richard Wainwright, Jr., " Dick. " Three Stripes. Savez section (1). " Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. " A pattern of meek humility despite his honors. Is content to accept what the gods provide, and rejoice therein. Instigator of rough houses and reigns of terror. The hero of the Garibaldi fight for liberty. Of great physical development, espe- cially as regards appetite and lungs. The charming smile of trust and confidence shows a light heart and a clear conscience, — and after all, a good nature is a rare gift from above. " Let ' s have a rough house. " 49 Henry George Stewart Wallace, " H. G. S. " One Stripe. Star (4, 3, 2); Lucky Bag Committee. " He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one. " Stands for principles against all comers, especially when they are his own. Always a chance for an argument, so long as you don ' t care about persuading him that you are right. Enjoys life as well as most men, but in his own quiet and unobtrusive way. Never pretends to know what he is talking about when he does not, — but generally does. Booked for three stripes, — another case of false prophets. " I think I am right, sir. " Robert Wallace, Jr., " Bobby, " " Tubby, " " Goebel. " Buzzard. Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Business Manager of Lucky Bag; Class foot-ball team; Vice-President of Y. M. C. A. (2); Cruise caterer (2, 1). " A man condemned to bear The public burden of a nation ' s care. " Methodical in his every movement, never yielding to undignified haste or nervous flurries. A willing expounder of all the " pros and cons " on all matters of state. Thinks in parenthetical clauses and talks in figures of speech. Firm in his con- victions, though gentle in his defense of them. Too busy with affairs of state to idle away precious moments in the frivolities to which ordinary mortals are prone. " Now, this is what I think. " David Allen Weaver, " Josh, " " 4-1 1-44. " Two Stripes. Base-ball team (4, 3, 2, 1); Captain base-ball team; Foot-ball team (3, 2, 1); Track team. " Hands promiscuously applied, round the slight waist. " Has had a strange and wonderful life if you believe what Josh tells you about it. Attended Mercer College and played ball with " Muggsy " MaGraw. Thinks the battalion has gone to the bow-wows, so is trying to save it from complete ruination by unlimited talking. — there was a time when the regulations didn ' t cut so much ice, especially on moon-light nights. Favorite song, " Marching through Georgia. " " Git dem feet out de wav. " Denver, Col. Louisville, Ky. Lexington, Ga. 50 Francis Samuel Whitten, " Cap, " " Dago. " Albuquerque, N. M Buzzard. Fencing team (4, 3, 2, 1); Shakesperian and Dramatic Club. " A man am I, crossed with adversity. " Thinks " all the world ' s a stage, " and governs his actions accordingly. After three happy and careless years was taken with an incurable malady, destroying his peace of mind forever. Has made determined efforts to ruin his physical condition with all the diabolical appliances of modern science. Is supposed to have posed for " The Dying Gladiator, " and acts as confidential agent for the " Delsarte " college of Albuquerque. " Please, sir, may I recite orally upon this subject? " John Williams Woodruff, " Johnny. " Ludington, Mich. Buzzard. Star (3, 2); Track team (4, 3, 2, 1); On sick list (2, 1). " I want that glib and oily art. " A man anxious to please, but who has had bad luck in gold bricks. Makes a spe- cialty of the use of crutches, advocating same for everything from a broken leg to a sore toe. Spent first class year on sick list to avoid coming on duty New Year ' s Day. Never knows his lessons at formation, but evidently receives an inspiration when he gets to recitation room. " I had a 3.6 in math, the third month, plebe year. " 51 Ex-Members John Strong Abbott, " Jock, " " Simple. " " The man who smokes, thinks like a sage. " Resigned, June, 1899; entered class ' 03. Kelly Doyle Alsop. " Aslop. " " He drank strong waters, and his speech was coarse. ' ' Entered, 1897; resigned, 1898; entered, 1898; resigned, February, 1899. " For thy sake, tobacco, I Would do anything but die. " William Ancrum, " Billy. " Resigned, February, 1899; entered class ' 03. Edward Clay Anderson, " Andy. " " The lunatic, the lover, and the poet. " " A moral, sensible, and well bred man. " Resigned, March, 1901 ; entered class ' 03, Yale. Wisconsin. Mississippi. South Carolina. Pennsylvania. Herbert Milton Apted. " he play, being young and unskillful, for shekels of silver and gold; Take his money, my son, praising Allah. " Resigned, February, 1899. Massachusetts. 52 John S. Arwine, Jr., " Drinks. " " And we yearn to her sleeping and waking, Our Lady of Rest. " Resigned, February, 1899 ; entered class ' 03. ' Write me down as one who loves his fellow-man. " James Maxwell Austin, " Max. " Resigned, February, 1899. Don D Baker. " His face zi ' as a looking-glass and his forehead an open book, by reason of his innocence. " Resigned, February, 1899. Abram Claude, " Abe. " Resigned, 1899; entered class ' 04. George Alexander Deering. Resigned. February, 1901. " do know of these, That therefore only are reputed wise, For saying nothing. " " A shallow brain behind a serious mask, An oracle within an empty cask. " Indiana. Alabama. Ohio. Maryland. New York. Emile Paul Enfer. Resigned, June, 1899. " A poor exile of Erin: New York. Fred Murphy Eslick, " Freddie. " " He ivas a man of unbounded stomach. " Resigned, September. 1899 ; lieutenant, U. S. M. C. 53 Tennessee. Daniel Throckmorton Ghent, ' " Dan, " " Gent. " " Let the world slide, let the world go,- A fig for a care and a fig for woe. " Resigned, February, 1899; entered class ' 03. Texas. Mayer Leon Goldman. Resigned, October, 1901. Asa Ernest Lasher Hart. Resigned, February, 1899. Harry Marlin Hepburn. Resigned, February, 1899. ' Who broke no promise, served no private end, Who gained no title, and lost no friend. " ' On their own merits modest men are dumb. " " Lord, what a student! " Christopher Jackson Hickman, " Hick. " " He purchased raiment and forcbore to pay. " Resigned, February, 1899. Richard Howard Johnston, " Jonsing. " Resigned, October, 1901. Lindsay Hensley Lacy, " Lucy. " " Melancholy Sits on me as a cloud along the sky. " " Every man has his faults, and honesty is his. ' " What he says You may believe and pawn your soul upon it. " Sick leave, November, 1899; entered class ' 03. 54 Louisiana. New York. Iowa. Kentucky. Missouri. Texas. George Carson Lawrason, " Laurie, " " Georgie. " " For he ' s a jolly good fellow, Which nobody will deny. " " My friend, zve were truly sorry to lose thy company. ' Resigned, June, 1900; entered class ' 04, West Point. Louisiana. Harry Thomas Morton, " Harry. " Resigned, June, 1900. " Explaining metaphysics to the nation I wish lie could explain his explanation. ' Missouri. Thomas Alexander Mott, " Tommy. " And thou art long, and lank, and brown As is the ribbed sea sand. " Resigned, September, 1899; first lieutenant, U. S. M. C. Daniel James Murphy, " Dan. " " His only labor was to kill time. ' Resigned, February, 1899; lives in Annapolis. North Carolina. California. Victor Michael Nussbaum. " It is hard for a young chap of my build to cut traces from the world, the flesh, and the devil all in one leap. " Resigned, February, 1899. Indiana. Maurice Wright O ' Rourk. Resigned, June, 1899. " I have known defeat, and mocked it as we ran. " 55 Oklahoma. George Saunders Ownby, " Huntby, " " George. " " Time elaborately thrown away. Resigned, February, 1899; entered class ' C3, now in class ' 04. Fred Halstead Poteet, " Freddie. " Sick leave, October, 1898; entered class ' 03. Clarence Hill Price. Resigned, February, 1899. William James Quinlan. Resigned, June, 1899. " A bold, bad man " ' Come pain or pleasure, weal or woe, There ' s nothing which I cannot bear. " ' The man of pure and simple heart. " William Theodore St. George, " Billy. " " Language undciilcd ne ' er passed liis lips. ' Resigned, February, 1899. Charles Fitch Symonds. Resigned, De cember, 1898. " He kept his counsel and went his way. " George Nicholas Thompson. " have not loved the world, nor the world loved me. " Resigned, June, 1899; entered class ' 03; resigned, February, 1900. William Henderson Walthall. Resigned, February, 1899. " He comcth to you with strange tales. " 56 Tennessee. Missouri. Georgia. New York. New York. New York. Pennsylvania. Missouri. - •K ijKg ioRnMKBfs a,- The Bilger ' s Lament AFTER TENNYSON (quite a distance) WINCHELL I. Break, break, break. All records of bank-breaking, see? And I would that my tongue had uttered Things to keep ' em from bilging me ! II. And the stately ships ' 11 go on, Bearing classmates over the sea. While the bilger sits, a bilged cit, A writin ' of poet-ree! The Poet has just taken out a new license covering these poetic feet. 57 III. Break, break, break, Break even your libertee ! But, oh ! not yet can the bilger forget The Naval Academee ! It is not the purpose to attempt to embody in this sketch any detailed account of the events that have been crowded into the four years which the Class of 1902 have spent within these walls, nor would it be possible to do so. History repeats itself, and the history of our sojourn here has too closely followed that of the classes that have preceded us, in its general outlines, to require minute description. It is, therefore, with the idea of tracing only the more important incidents in our career as Naval Cadets that this history is undertaken. Entering during the Spanish- American war, the June members were sent home on leave, and it was not until September that we gathered together as a class within these sacred precincts; and right then and there our troubles began. Who that has undergone them can ever forget those days of misery spent during " Plebe Sep- tember " ? — infantry in the morning, followed by weird effects secured by unskilled fingers in the rigging loft; the afternoon made merry with boat drill; and weary bodies racked by strange contortions and disfigurations in the gymnasium at evening, under the tutelage of " Matty. " But saddest of all were those moments when we first swung aloft our pieces of canvas and sought to rest our bones while 59 we dreamed that the mantle of Blondin had descended upon us in our great balancing act, and through the darkness echoed the plaintive wail of Monk, " I want m ' gun! " Like all things, good or bad, it came to an end at last, and the dread day dawned upon which we moved our belongings to Upper Quarters and encountered the Boogey man of our dreams — the youngster. Oh ! that first night and its stunts, bringing firm resolves on the part of many of us to resign on the morrow; notwithstanding which we stayed and became proficient in our various special- ties and entertained the upper classmen according to our merits or their lack of demerits, — Foxy with his balancing act, the choir with choice selections, Joe with classical mimicry, Dick with living picture poses, and incidentally the whole class in time-honored forms and ceremonies. It was all in good fun and no one was more sorry than the plebes when the investigation came and all hopes of future retaliation were dimmed. Take it all in all, plebe year wasn ' t so bad, and even then some of the bolder spirits spooned, went to hops, and wore non- reg. clothes. Thus passed the months until the first semi-ans., when we were forced to say good-bye and God-speed to the first who left us. Some have since returned, but many others have passed into other spheres of life, carrying with them our best wishes and kindest memories. Those that re- mained took up the " White Man ' s Burden, " and so came spring, bringing with it crew, ball team, tennis, and track athletics, all finding their devotees, and each serving to grease the wheels of time in their onward roll, and, incidentally, the officers who spoon on athletics. At last came that day of days, that longed-for Mecca of all plebes — graduation day, when we threw aside our shackles and were free men and lordly youngsters. We welcomed the event by the usual ceremonies, with a few original " turns " thrown in, and then started packing — not for home, but for the youngster cruise. 60 §r To the uninitiated this may seem an easy task, but let him try stowing away twenty cubic feet of material in ten cubic feet of space, and then add a few pounds of ship ' s plug, and perhaps they, too, will wonder " what to do with the rest. " We managed to get most of our chattels aboard finally, threw the rest overboard, and then, like the three men of Goshen, we put to sea in a tub. We were told before we set sail that the rats had deserted the ship, but we felt that we could survive without them, and we still had the cockroaches. Finally, we were fairly started, shortly after which several of us wished we hadn ' t, and decided that " a home on the ocean wave, a life on the rolling deep, " had been written by some one who hadn ' t been there. Foxy thrived and prospered, but Pat longed for home and could not be comforted. It was one of the old-fashioned cruises, with a born sailorman for a skipper and days spent out of sight of land, days filled with practical " sailorizing, " till at last we struck a blow, sailed up the Channel under reefed topsails, and dropped our mud-hook before the deadly-looking guns which frowned upon us from the heights of Plymouth. Plymouth offered many attractions, but we were after bigger game, so it was " special train for Atkins " and off for London. How memories of that outing crowd upon us, and how much was crowded into those few days spent as best suited our individual tastes, free to go and come at will, with all London open to us. Who among that favored band can ever forget that trip? We didn ' t all encounter a symphony in pink and enjoy Lee ' s cinch, nor did Edna May perform her Hobson act for the benefit of us all, but we were all made at home, and our ardor was not dampened even by being at times mistaken for messenger boys or guides by agitated old ladies. For five days we 61 ate, drank, and were merry, did the town, taking in " The Belle of New York " occasionally and the other theatres in their turn, the reception so kindly given by " The Belle of New York " herself, and even certain doings at the Crystal Palace. We left, and, with regret and sorrow, returned to Plym- outh, and, incidentally, to the " Monongahela, " sailing for Madeira the next day. Two nights we spent in the Bay of Biscay, when some of us found that we were not old sea- dogs yet, though we did carry stuns ' ls all night in a thirteen-knot breeze. A few more days of exciting weather, and Funchal dawned upon our horizon. There we went ashore once again and spent the remainder of our money on lace shawls, dago boots, and native wine; slid down the mountains in strange conveyances; and scraped the ship ' s sides as a pleasant diversion: then, one bright morning, all hands gathered on the forecastle, piped " all hands up anchor for home, " and turned our prow toward the land of the free, trusting to the long-foretold trade winds to bear us across the intervening waters. Oh, fatal trust ! There must have been a strike in which the trade winds had been ordered out, for we drifted along day by day, our sails idly flapping, while the sun poured down in relentless fury and water was at a premium. Salt beef for dinner, salt beef for supper, salt beef for breakfast; sometimes in one form, sometimes in another, but always salt beef. Five long weeks passed till we struck that " slant o ' wind " which saved us from absolute insanity, picked up the " Standish " with its historical cargo of watermelons long since gone out of active service, and three days later our band was scattered across the broad continent. Joys are fleeting, and September is the shortest month in the year, so in what seemed an incredibly brief time we found ourselves once more in Annapolis, and sat amidst the wild confusion of box, trunk, and litter, our happy smiles at meeting once again often dimmed by tears of unutterable woe and homesickness for those who were left behind us. Thanks to past lessons, we were soon fairly established, no longer plebes, but youngsters, real cadets, who might with impunity walk down Love Lane, put our hands on the table, and address the trembling new arrivals as " Mr. " Of course, foot-ball was our one topic and interest that fall, owing to the reestablishment of the West Point game, and so we waited, watched, and hoped, till we went to Philadelphia and met our Waterloo. Alas ! our hopes were high, and great our courage, yet this was the " Army ' s day, " as 62 we were informed in sweet melody from across the gridiron, and we came back a sadder but a wiser battalion. Navy spirit was not downed, and the next year — but that comes later. Since we couldn ' t beat the Army we were bound to win from somebody, so we founded the great " non-reg. " class team and sallied forth to win glory for our Alma Mater, which we did along with a few bumps and bruises. After this, with the exception of one or two little incidents, such as the mystery of the goblet, which caused us at least one sleepless night, and occasional marauding expeditions to the orange groves and grape vines, there was little doing till the semi-ans., at which time our troubles commenced. We piled into the three months of that second term more math., skinny, and other " trifles light as air, " than the average human brain could grasp in as many years, added to which we met our arch-enemy, the Drawing department, which has hung upon our track like an avenging Nemesis ever since. Out of a class of sixty-seven there were twenty-one with the requisite 2.5, not satisfied with which we took a little extra examination in math, one day. We wondered in vain why we were thus favored, but Pop only smiled blandly and played the Sphinx, while Marcus was overcome with our audacity and hazarded many guesses as to what would have happened had he awakened. With budding spring we came to realize more fully the beauties of youngster- dom and margins. ' ' Oft in the stilly night, " when all was wrapped in darkness, " yon rising moon " looked down upon many a flitting form in haunts unknown to the lynx-eyed watchman, as in his nightly wanderings he did pass. Joel fought valiantly for the right, and made nightly visitations to our floor, where he invariably caught the wrong man and had to " go way back and sit down, " or, as he would say, ' Asseyez-vous, s ' il vous plait. " That spring likewise brought us a change in the " powers to be, " and we bade adieu to Admiral McNair and Captain Hutchins, under whose authority our first year had been spent. It is but fitting that we should choose this place to express our appreciation of their many kindnesses and their 63 unfailing courtesy toward all with whom they were connected, and especially toward their inferiors in rank. When they left they carried with them the entire respect of all the cadets, and their influence for forbearance and justice will always have its effect upon those who knew them. Another June week and another June ball brought us up to second class year, also to second class cruise, a far less pleasant topic. Another epoch had come, another milestone passed, so we packed our goods once more, this time with a wisdom born of past experience, and betook ourselves to the two ships, the " Newport " and the " Chesapeake, " not to sail away to other lands beyond the sea, but to coast along our own Atlantic shore-line, touching here and there, the while absorbing a little seamanship and steam. That summer will remain vividly impressed upon our minds for many a long day, especially those among us who, on the " Newport, " underwent the joys of quarantine and had their cuffs inspected before leaving the ship. We saw the practical side of seamanship as exemplified in bringing a steamship alongside a coal barge without the use of springs; we went ashore sometimes, and sometimes we didn ' t; we had our eyes opened by a new system of conduct-grades; above all, we didn ' t drink the water because of typhoid, and couldn ' t drink the beer because that was made of the water. Boston saw the great slack-wire act on the part of some, while under the boiling sun of mid-day we patiently followed our leaders through the mazes of the rope walk. On the 20th of July we met at Newport and transferred, the rest of the summer being spent in a repetition of the manceuvers of the first half by the new arrivals. Portland furnished its share of diversion, and we retaliated by giving a dance on board, which was pronounced a great success by those who honored us, despite the pouring rain, which did its best to dampen our ardor. Well, the days passed, each filled with much work and little play, which, as every one knows, makes a dull boy of any Jackie, until at last we sailed into Chesapeake Bay. Here our navigator, in searching the heavens with a sextant, found our lucky star in the ascendant, for we learned that leave was to be granted on the 26th. It was a happy crowd that came alongside the dock, and no one who never saw it done would have believed that a ship could have been cleared of cadets and their belongings as quickly as it was done that Sunday. There was only one drawback — the class supper that wasn ' t eaten. We had the menu; we knew what we might have enjoyed, and with that we 64 were forced to be content. The best laid plans of mice and men fail, so our class supper was eaten in various parts of the country; by some in Washington, some in Annapolis, some in a buffet-car — everywhere, in fact, except the one place where we had hoped and planned to eat it. Once again October saw us gathered around the festive board in the mess hall, but with some compensation for the misery of return. We had escaped from main quarters and were deposited in the lap of luxury, far from the crowd, safely housed in the Annex, commonly known as the corrals, with fire-place, book-case, mantel — all the luxuries of the Waldorf-Astoria. What more could we ask? The impossibility of finding anybody in the labyrinth of passages and stairways only made us the more happy in our roamings. No class that preceded us, no class to follow, ever has or can enjoy the free- dom and peace we found there. Tradition will hand down the story of those spreads, those chafing-dish parties, and the meetings on the roof-garden when Foxy was in charge of the roof. Fortune had indeed smiled upon us, and we made the most of her good humor. Despite the occasional reveille inspections, where Brown was caught turned-in because he lived on the first floor we continued to live in ease and comfort; we never boned, but improved our social opportunities; sometimes we even forgot that we were naval cadets at all, and so neglected our books that some of us could not even have passed a West Point examination. Sometimes we became so ex- uberant in spirits that poor Rufus couldn ' t pass the Annex without being shocked, and he was forced to remonstrate, unavailingly, however, as we continued to reap the harvest. Our most unobtrusive and retiring members blossomed forth and became bold, locking their doors, sitting up after taps, and sleeping till late in the morning. The " non-reg. " team was organized and went into practice with the result of beating the youngsters and tying the first class. Thus passed the time till the great game at Philadelphia, where we changed 65 the Army blue into a deep indigo and added a shade of black. Bunker went back, charged at Roe, and the bunker was found empty. First they tried our line amidships, then went to port, following this by going about and trying the starboard tack, but wind and tide were against them and their sea-anchor would not hold. To cut a long story short, we hung up the fourth foot-ball. A few days later we had a little celebration which rid the Annex of a few brooms, caused much amusement and hilarity, and laid away the remains of the Army. Second class winter passed away much as other winters, with its teas and hops, and their accompanying joys and vicissitudes, such as reporting our return at n : 19 and being turned in at 1 1 : 20 The poets tell us in verse and song of the beauties of spring, and for once we found that poetry was sometimes founded on facts, for the dust now settled thick upon our books so that you could not even read the titles. Summer sports came to the front, and the base-ball team and crew performed a few stunts, but the great game was lost to West Point by a score of 4 — 3. They held the trumps and we lost the rubber. Right after the game a ratification meeting was held at the Annex, resulting in a hasty drill for the second class in abandoning quarters. This dampened our joy, but when we saw our visitors the next morning we felt better and knew we were not the only ones to receive a few " pointers. " O ur whole second class year was not to be spent in clover, for there came a day when we bade a sad farewell to all our glories and moved to the new shed erected in the rear of main quarters. This, too, was called the " Annex, " but we all felt that expansion was being carried too far. Moist walls gave us all colds, which caused us to besiege the hospital with our rheumatic aches and pains. To our cost. many of us found the gate at Upshur Row convenient. Somewhere along in the spring it dawned upon some of our more thoughtful classmates that it was up to us to give a June ball, so putting our shoulders to the wheel we started things going, and 66 something had to move. Early and late, work went on, so that when the night of June 7th came around no one would have recognized the old armory. Whatever may be the fortune of 1902, we can at least look back upon that June ball as an unqualified success. We had decorated the armory as underclassmen, but on this night we entered the ball-room in all the glory of our importance as first classmen; three years we left behind, one we saw ahead; we now fully realized that we were it. ' For the last cruise as naval cadets we went aboard the practice ships. Once again our course lay up along the coast, and once again we sojourned at various watering places, while the " passengers " went ashore to keep clear of the paint work. One-half of our cruise was spent in the old-time reefing, furling, and manoeuvering ship; the other half we spent on a man-of-war, where we could not help absorbing a little practical knowledge despite our efforts. Bill Pryor came out strong in nav.; Cap Whitten developed his block-type method, and everybody copied Foxy ' s note-book. Pages might be written about that cruise, but it will be dealt with in its entirety elsewhere, so suffice it to say here that by good luck we all lived through it, came back, enjoyed ourselves on leave, and returned only to feel more unsettled than ever. Stripes, buzzards, and clean sleeves awaited us, as did also a choice collection of text-books, chiefly admired for their external beauty, the internal aspect being a thing unknown. It goes without saying that there were some surprises in the line of stripes, some nursing their wrath over a clean sleeve, while others did their best to conceal unbounded surprise over a stripe — or two — or three : but every cloud has its silver lining, so everybody looked for theirs, finding it in their imagination if it failed to appear materially. It was not long until we settled down to our duties and new importance, which, however, did not seem quite so great as when we knew them only in anticipation. We took charge of the Annex, officiated as the officer of the day, and slept on the second class floor according to our respective rates; occasionally graced the conduct report, bossed the battalion, 67 ' A-, H.-Jiv-V J -.,. enjoyed our new privileges, and in general deported ourselves as has been the wont of first classmen for generations. First class year introduced us to certain new " elementary treatises, " whereby we learned to locate Puleston ' s centre of gravity; to short-circuit everything in the line of electricity that we touched; to listen without a quiver to personal experiences related to us as regards thirteen-inch guns, record shooting, etc. ;. and to rapidly adjust our ideas on seamanship with reference to the section we were in. As a special treat, we were taken one day up to Washington, where it was expected that we learn and understand all the latest improvements in ordnance which had taken the inventors years to perfect. We did manage to secure time for a trolley ride downtown and back without leaving the cars. We still hear ringing in our ears, " Yes, that ' s it. Why, you saw that up in Washington. Don ' t you remember that? " Nothing out of the usual now happened, but we ground out the days one by one until Christmas came, bringing its week of semi-liberty, followed by New Year ' s, the dawn of 1902. Now the race is nearly run, the day of parting draws nearer and nearer, when we shall bid good- bye to the Academy where four years have been spent side by side. Soon taps will sound over the class of 1902, but with the morning will come reveille, when its members shall wake to a new life, to a new sphere of duty. To all it will be a release, yet one not untinged with sorrow, bringing with it as it does a parting from comrades grown older and dearer by association in both the darker and brighter aspects of life. We will not forget that we have clung together through ups and downs, that we have fought- our way onward side by side; that we have done our share towards the honor of the Academy, and have learned the lesson of life, that shadows must follow the sunlight. To those we leave behind we wish all good, all success, all happiness; and to each and every member of 1902 we say, " God be with you till we meet again. " The struggle ' s o ' er, the goal is reached. And now, our journey done. Let ' s say to Him. like Tiny Tim. " God bless us every one. " 68 Class March Gh Class of 1903 Abbott, J. S. Holmes, R. S. Robinson, S. M. , . ,.. ' . ] Ancrum, W. Iglesias, R. Rodgers, J. j Anderson, W. S. Kibbee, A. S. Rowan, S. C. Arvvine, J. S. Koch, R. A. Ryden, R. W. Battles, D. R. Lacy, L. H. Sadler, F. H. Belknap, C. Leahy, L. R. Sahm, L. Blakely, C. A. Loomis, S. C. Schlabach, R. P. Brillhart. C. E. McNair, F. V. Smith, C. E. Brisbin, A. T. Metcalf, M. K. Smyth, W. W. Cleary, F. J. Milne, M. Stark, H. R. Cooke, H. D., Jr. Moses, C. C. Taylor, T. H. Davis, M. S. Nelson, T. Thompson, R. S. Fretz, P. H. Neumann, W. E. T. Van Auken, W. R. Friedrick, E. Poteet, F. H. Van Keuren, A. H. Gatewood, R. D. Radford, G. S. Walker, H. McL. Ghent, D. T. Raudenbush, W. R. Ward, T., Jr. Giles, W. J. Phodes, B. Y. Willson, J. D. 73 l?o 3 V - • - ' •(... , Ttt In a part of Westminster Abbey is a corner known as the " Poets ' Cor- ner, " reserved to the memory of Eng- land ' s poets. In a corner of 1902 ' s Lucky Bag a space has been reserved for the efforts of those who, as Mark Twain says, " betray the poetic faculty shamefully at times. " William Shakes- peare, 1903, and other notables have competed for reserved seats, but owing to the limited number on hand, with Billy and the others, it is a case of " bard " out, and all the orchestra chairs have been given to us. Do not gather from this that we consider ourselves the only poets extant; but from the size of the editor ' s waste basket, we most certainly are extensive. Life at times is serious. We have heard of such times. The class of 1902 is about to leave us to take up the more serious duties of life; some, perhaps, never to come back; others, perhaps, to be back in the flats in four years, owning a baby carriage and a piano, both bought on the instalment plan. You have heard of others just like that before? Some will be back in Skinny, although the only polarized light they have ever seen came from a barber ' s pole; some will come back for math.; Mr. String will come back and write a text-book on drawing; and Harold will come back in — the flats. 74 We have much for which we can now thank 1902. They first welcomed us here and taught us a few things which it has never hurt us to know, and which, we are sorry to say, have since been left out of the course of instruction. But they also taught us to respect them and to have a feeling of the highest regard and appreciation for 1902. Our thoughts and memories of them will ever be full of the kindliest feelings and the greatest good-fellowship. In a few months they will be spread out over the world, some in the Philippines, chasing our happy little black brother and being shot for their pains; others in Europe, perhaps getting shot in London; but all, let us hope, doing their duty like men. We desire to thank 1902 in these few pages for the many kindnesses they have done us, and to assure their members once again of our true appreciation of the class. We shall always remember the da ys we have spent under their immediate command, whether at sea on a practice cruise, or here at the Academy, as the best of our academic career. So here ' s to 1902! No heel taps! May your lives be full of glory ; May your deeds go down in story To each manly generation That will some day follow you ! May our lives go on forever, With no thought or deed to sever That true, strong appreciation Of noughty-three for noughty-two. 75 " No Checked No Washee! tt " Now the lesson for to-morrow, You will find it in the book. Section leader, let me borrow Yours, and all come here and look. II. " First, we see this little gearing Keyed upon this little shaft. Which, you ' ll see, by closely peering, Makes it travel fore and aft. III. " Then we loose these little fellows; They are set-screws, as you see, And by blowing on the bellows We come up this little key; IV. " But this little key is threaded And revolves in this small slot, Which, in turn, is firmly bedded Where we see this little dot. V. " Now you see this little pulley; Yes; this little fellow here. Well, you ' ll comprehend it fully In, perhaps, another year. VI. " That ' s my little explanation; Yes; I think I ' ve made it clear, ' Though it takes some penetration For this little fellow here. " VII. Then a little recitation Throws some light upon the dark; But a little rubberation Shows a mighty little mark. 76 ' Tis true, ' tis pity; and pity ' tis, ' tis true HE morn was damp and dreary, When Thomas Woolsey, hot and weary, Said, " I believe it ' s growing warmer than I feared. " So he hied him, very zealous, To a place next door to Bellis, Where he had the barber amputate his beard. The Order of the Bath USH your hubbub, Jump into your tub, Whether you like it or not. Bottle your wrath, Flop into your bath, E ' en if you think it all rot. 77 In Memoriam Dedicated by his kind permission to one who has suffered for the cause of art, and whose un- flagging interest in it has brought forth the most wonderful treatise on art yet published, Mr. Bart String. HE youngsters had a drawing exam. Invented by the " King " ; And not a youngster gave a About the goldurned thing. When we sat down we took a look To see what we had got, And each one of us with laughter shook, So foolish was the rot. " Move not your seats! " the " King " bawled out; " Remember who I am ! Remember, too, what you ' re about, For this is an exam. " Said question one, " How do you mark Dimensions by the inch? " Said all, " Why, isn ' t this a lark! Oh, yes, " we thought, " a cinch. " 78 MR. BART STRING SHOWING UN- FLAGGING INTEREST. We also batted question two, And then we ceased to thrive; The rest we simply couldn ' t do For even a two-five. But now ' tis done, and at an end Our drawing for the year. We hope and pray we shall not spend Our next September here. L ENVOI. Away, vain hope; away, vain thought! Hence ! Haste ye ! Fly, ye all ! And next year, when my art is taught, They ' ll wish I ' d never staved this fall. 79 %% . % r 81S m,MJ Jut. i ' 9 t - CLASS OF 1904. Class of 1904 Arrowood, M. W. Bagley. D. W. Barnette, B. Bassett, P. P. Baum, G. M. Benjamin, A. T. Blackburn, P. P. Caffee, A. G. Carpenter, R. T. Chafee, E. W. Claude, A. Coburn, F. G. Craig, D. B. Dampman. P. E. Dawes, R. A. Dillen. R. F. Dodge, O. C. F. Druley, W. P. Fairchild. H. B. Litt ' e. J. D. Fitch, E. O., Jr. Lofland. J. H. Greene, E. F. McCullougli, R. P. Ha ' sey, W. F„ Jr. McDowell, C. S. Hand, C. I. McMillan. F. D. Harrington, C. A. McMillen. F. E. Hart, J. P. MauMin, C. W. Hayward. J. W. Michael, H. H. Hazard, S. L. H. Morgan, L. E. Hilliard. R. B. Oak, E. C. Holland, W. J. Ownby, C. S. Howard, H. S. Otterson, J. E. Hutchins, H. E. Pickens. A. C Johnson, B. K. Post. N. W. Johnson, I. C, Jr. Powell, H. Jones, C. K. Reed. A. B. Kimmel, H. E. Rice. A. H. Le Breton, D. McD. Richards. C. A. Richter. C. A. Riggs. R. R. Rodgers, C. R. P. Sedgwick, V. P.. Jr. Sherman, E. B. Shoup, A. K. Smead, W. A. Soule, C. C. Jr. Stewart, L. M. Stuart, H. A. Toaz, W. H. Todd. F. A. Treadwell, L. P. Tupper, F. G. Wickersham, D. P. Wright, N. H. 81 Cl. f ?o t Our Plebe Summer Toward the close of May, 1900, the Class of 1904 made its triumphal entry into the service of Uncle Sam. The long dreaded examinations were over, our troubles were at an end, and the future lay before us, a roseate dream of joy and satisfied ambition — at least, so it seemed to us. Could we have looked into the future to see the collapse of our pride before the chilling irony of our immediate seniors, and the fading away of our firm belief in our ability to wrest a reluctant 2.5 from a stony-hearted instructor, our joy and satisfaction might have suffered a severe shock. At last, however, it was finished, the last question had been answered, the last " respectfully submitted " affixed, and almost before we knew it we found our- selves standing upon the superstructure of the U. S. S. " Puritan, " and realized that we were, at last, " cadets attached to the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. " Every morning at breakfast formation we were reminded of this fact, lest we might forget our real status in society. Still, it wasn ' t just what we had expected, this being a naval cadet; surely these shapeless sacks of cartvas. stiff and odorous, with deep transverse creases, were not the natty uniforms we had so proudly pictured as adorning our persons. And the fits — oh ! those fits : the long suits to the short men. and vice versa. This was but the first of the bitter awakening. 82 Once established in our quarters on the " Puritan, " we fell into the daily routine quickly. Our greatest pleasure was to show visitors about the ship, point out the big guns, and answer questions with a pompous nautical air, regardless of the fact that we knew less about it than did they. Soon, however, this little pastime was denied us, for we were transferred to the " Santee, " of historic fame, now serving as a place of confinement for unruly ones among the battalion. The only rigging of this once majestic frigate being our hammock-lashings, we soon mastered this part of our profes- sion, and turned our attention toward finding a secluded spot on the berth deck wherein to snatch a quiet, peaceful " fume. " After some time the authorities decided that we had drawn sea pay long enough, so without delay we were ordered ashore, and transferred to quarters in Stribling Row, where we reveled in luxury. In fact, the reaction was so great that many, feeling the lack of exercise, hit upon the novel idea, known to generations of cadets, of splicing together two or more sheets, descending this improvised rope in the dead of night, a short run, a vault over a fence or two, ending with a short row — for, strange to say, there always happened to be a boat at hand — completed the exercise, the midnight stroller returning refreshed and stimulated. But, alas ! all things come to an end, especially good things, and one morning we spied far out 83 in the bay two white ships which came bearing in upon us. Hardly had we time to prepare •ourselves to receive visitors till they were upon us. They came to quarters, sent up their cards, and were ushered in. Never before had we met such entertaining and charming fellows: at last, we felt, we were beginning to know something about the life of a naval cadet. They, however, only paid us a riving visit, and were soon far away again, this time bound for home. Just as we were becoming fairly settled in our quarters in Stribling Row, again came the order to move, this time to embark upon the " Chesapeake, " and we soon regained our sea-legs and felt like old tars once more. Then they sent us up aloft for practice. Whew ! but it seemed high. Those ratlines ran up, up, up, till it seemed like Jacob ' s ladder stretching heavenward. This fancy, however, soon vanished upon regarding the 1 swarm of tarry, trembling p ' .ebes, hanging to them with a grasp born of desperation. Still, it was not long before our fears vanished, and we would mount aloft with the best of " Jackies. " The days flew past, and our cruise drew to a close. October, with its mysteries and its unknown terrors, awaited us, the opening of that awful nightmare, plebe year. So we bade farewell to the " Chesapeake, " made our last move to upper quarters, and felt with a tinge of regret that our plebe summer was a thing of the past. 84 Our Great Men In all the class there is none such As good old pirate skipper Hutch; He never bones, is always " sat, " Now what a savez man is that ! When taps has gone, and lights are dim. Our night owls prance about with vim; Straight to the pantry they will lead, ( )ld Aubrey Shoup and Wallie Smead. There is a man who never (?) bones. That chronic rhino. Dismal Jones. From an awful fate you ' ll have to flee If you speak of hitting the drawing tree. A swordsman great, a student grand, The biggest greaser in our band; Will youngster year his star enhance? I rather think not — will it. Chance? Of great musicians, one have we, A veritable Mascagni; His fiddle ' s old, his purpose good, But it sounds like sawing Arrow wood. 85 Of course, you all have often seen Our charming little Willie Green. With blouse in hand, with trepidation. In vain he seeks to reach formation. Sir Isaac Newton long is dead. But all the " Skinny " in his head He left to Puggy, who rings it in, While his face gives credence to Darwin. Our " Peter, dear " we next will cite. Though just fifteen, he ' s very bright. His cute, affected little ways Delight our hearts, make glad our days. The Heavenly Twins, our Will and Brad, So big and touge, so bold and bad — The world in horror stands aghast When ' er these two go stalking past. And now we ' ll end this little verse. It might be better, could be worse: But let it pass — for brains galore There ' s nothing touches 1904. 86 The Colliers Revenge The skipper paced the quarter-deck With firm and martial stride, Anon he spake of warlike deeds To the " first luff " by his side. As pirate chieftains, bold and fierce, These two were known to fame. Their ship, a rakish pirate craft. The " Chesapeake, " by name. And oft men told, in awe-struck tones, How, on the broad high seas, The captain scorned to shorten sail Till came a six-knot breeze. Upon the far horizon ' s rim, A ship the captain spies, " Gadzooks! " he cried; " My lads, make sail, Here comes another prize. " Then quick he brings his glass to bear; " By my ensanguined soul, A collier! We ' ll heave her to, And take some tons of coal. " 87 The crew of the luckless stranger groan. And make all haste to flee, For they mark the flag of the " Chesapeake. " The grim scourge of the sea. But all in vain; a six-pound shot Comes whizzing o ' er the bow, The collier ' s straining engines stop, All hope abandoned now. The frightened helmsman quits his post And safety seeks below. While the collier, slowly swinging ' round. Rears down upon the foe. Now truly are the tables turned. The skipper ' s cheek turns pale As he sees the ponderous collier roll Down on his starboard rail. " Shade of Captain Kidd! " he cries: " What says the learned Knight? Rig out the oil bags, boat-hooks all: God save us in our plight ! " 88 But all the lore of Knight and Luce Can not avert the wreck. The collier strikes the pirate ' s launch And crushes it to deck. With folded arms and frowning brow, And cheeks that never blanch. The " first luff " murmurs, soft and low, " There goes our sailing launch. " " A pirate needs a magazine. Though you take this so meekly, " The captain cries: " What would we do, If we took Collier ' s Weekly? " The man behind the gun ' s all right. But if you ' re seeking bliss, The chief of all, the world ' s delight. Is the girl behind the kiss. 89 5» o kvv, jjosvvosaxceeocvv, icorc " Heading Toward New York tt One afternoon, a youngster gay Upon the topsail yard did sit. His eyes are fixed, far, far away. That they some lonely sail may hit. Far to the east old Montauk stands, A sentinel o ' er nature ' s wiles, Nearer still are the plains and sands Of the wild and desolate Gardiner ' s Isle. At last, upon the peaceful scene, A sail appears on a windward breeze, The youngster out on the yard doth lean, To hail the deck and work his grease. " Sail ho ! " he cries from his perch mid-air. While down on deck we laugh and talk, But when " Crit " asks, " How does she bear? " He simply says, " Straight for New York. " 91 «r, ,v £ -» r-p « i • ft ?, - 5k ■« r f»- - ? a r i CLASS OF 1905. Class of J 905 Atkins, A. K. Atkinson, J. F. Austin, C. M. Bagga ley, W. Baker, V. Bassett, G. Y., Jr. Beall, G. A., Jr. Blasdel, F. J. Bonvillain, C. A. Booth, V. H. Border, L. S. Bowen, H. G. Brooks, J. H. Brooks, O. Brown, H. Burnett, W. LeG. Burnham, H. Cain, R. R. Caldwell, T. F. Campbell, M., Jr. Canaga, B. L. Carter, A. F. Carter, G. O. Church, A. T. Coffey, R. B. Coman, V. K. Cook, A. B. Court, A. B. Coveney, V. J. Cox, O. L. Cresap, L. Crosby, Y. B. Culbertson, Y. 1 Culp, R. S. Fawell, R. Y. Ferguson, J. N. Frankenberger, H. Friedell, Y. L. Ful.er, H. G. Furber, R. S. Furlong, W. R. Gaddis, Y. P. Gawne, J. O. Glover, H. F. Davis, L. P. Dortch, I. F. Uowell, J. S., Jr. Durr, E. Dutton, B., Jr. Eberle, W. E. Eklund, F. N. El by son, T. G. Farley, L. C. Farwell, E. 93 Jr. Godley, F. B. Goldman, J. B. Gordon, S. Goss, N. H. Grace, C. Green, B. H. Green, T. Greenlee, H. R. Haines, G. W. Hargis, E. G. Hayne, I. W. Heilman, E. C. Hooper, S. C. Hottinger, E. S. Howze, G. Ingersoll, R. E. Irvine, R. L. Irwin, H. L. Jack, R. C. Jackson, R. A. Jacobs, W. F. James, A. J. Kays, H. E. Maxson, H. H. Minor, L. Morrison, J. R. Murphy, C. F. Nagle, P. E. D. Neilson, R. P. R. Newcomer, R. H. Newton. J. H. Nimitz, C. W. Norris, A. Oberlin, E. G Ogan, J. V. Smeallie, J. M. Smith, H. G. Smith, R. C. Smith. S. B. Spears, W. O. Stafford, U. B. Stapler, J. G. G. Stanton, C. N. Steele, B. H. Stewart, G. V. Stott. A. C. Laird, H. C. Langenheim. F. E. Lassing, W. H. Lawton, S. H., Jr. Leary, H. F. Liggett, W.. Jr. Lightle, W. T. Lohr, C. A. London, J. J. McCandless, B. McClintic, W. S. McNair, L. N. McSheehy, E. L. MacFall, R. C. Mandeville, J. A Marston, C. S. Orr, H. A. Pegg, E. M. Pegram, G. C. Pond, J. E. Poole, J. M., 3d. Rawle, H. Rees, A. S. Reno, W. E. Robinson, E. S. Root, E. S. Sears, A. W. Selfridge, D. I. Shaw, C. M. Shipp, E. R. Shoemaker, H. E. 94 Strassburger. R. B. Sumpter, J. C. Swanson, E. A. Sweeney. J. C. Jr. Townsend, L. W. Turner, H. S. Wadsworth, A. S., Jr. Whiting, K. Wilcox, J. W. Williams, J. R. Woods, J. S. Woodson, W. B. Woodworth, E. B. Worrall, J. C. Wunderly, L. S. The Tale of Nineteen-Five This is the class of Ninteen-five ; In May its life began; In June new members swelled its ranks- Were sworn in man by man. Then on the cruise it soon was sent, Some seamanship to learn. It lashed its hammock, stood its watch. And did its work in turn. It struggled through the month of Sep.. That weary round of drills ; And every day new men came in Who soon lost all their frills. It now is busy with its books. The year will soon be through. It passed the dreaded " semi-an. " And kept the chosen few. 95 So, gentle reader, glancing here, Forgive this tale of woe. And feel sincerest sympathy For the plebes you do not know. It is not the purpose of this sketch to burden the reader with the many and monotonous details of plebe life; but only to give a rough outline of the short but eventful history of the Class of Nineteen-five. The beginning of the class dates from about the 21st of May, when twenty or thirty successful but bewildered individuals laid aside their civilian clothing in exchange for " white " (and. oh, such white!), and meekly assumed, with many forebodings, the name and estate of functions. The days passed quickly amid the new surroundings, while the novices tried hard to get their bearings and to persuade the interested onlooker that the aggregation Was not as " green " as it appeared. It is to be doubted, however, if they succeeded; for at best a function is an awkward article, and these particu ' ar functions had much to learn. " Drill, ye terriers, drill! " soon became a familiar refrain; and perhaps there are those who yet remember a long line of white things that disturbed nightly the quiet of June week by their weary tramp to and from the gymnasium. Nineteen-five was the first class to begin life in the Navy by a residence in " the house that Dodge built. " Shortly after the entrance examinations, the captain of the crew of 1900 took a num- ber of the " new fourth class " in hand, and coached them patiently in the art of rowing in an eight-oared shell. Thanks to his perseverance and interest, this function crew finally at- tained some degree of proficiency. At last, one June morning, the nonentities awoke to realize that they had passed from the uncertain state of functionism and had become full-fledged plebes. The change was marked chiefly by the beginning of the summer cruise. The class now had seventy-five members, sixteen of whom went on the " Chesapeake, " while the rest had their lot cast with that of the " Indiana. " Some may have smiled as they gazed at the smoke of the fast-disap- pearing " Standish, " which had towed the " Chesapeake " out from Annapolis; but you may be sure that the plebes were in another state of mind, and that they entered upon the cruise with many misgivings; for — 96 " We were only plebes on a practice cruise, And a sorrowful sight to see ; You may think we were happy and free from care — We were not what we seemed to be ; ' Tis sad when you think of a wasted life Adrift on the ocean wave — Our freedom we sold for Uncle Sam ' s gold — We were plebes on a practice cruise. " They soon learned the futility of any such ideas as were expressed when one man said, " Say, fellows, I am going to get a steamer trunk to put under my bunk next cruise, " for the hammock — that indomitable and unknown quantity — proved for a while the plebes ' bugaboo; but in time Nineteen- five got on to the tricks of the trade that do away with many troubles, and settled down to the routine of ship life like regular sea-dogs. This end was not accom- plished, however, until they all had a chance to feel some of the joys of a first experience at sea. Furlong expressed the sentiments of many others when, upon being told that if he did not be careful he ' d go over the lee rail entirely, he replied, " I don ' t care if I do, sir. " It was about this time, too, that one man had the pleasure of telling A. W. that the bitts on the main deck were oar locks, to be used in case the " Indiana ' s " engines were disabled and it became necessary to propel the ship by other means. One man, on lookout, met with an unexpected contingency when, sighting a sail, he made the cus- tomary report like an old salt, and was an once greeted with " Where away? ' for, not knowing the formula for reply, he answered, " Far, far away [pointing] over yonder, sir ! " Thus, no doubt, the plebes made many a poor bluff at appearing to know something, which was thoroughly appreciated by the more learned and experienced ones on board. Every plebe will remember his first trip aloft — how he clung with might and main to the shrouds, and squeezed the very tar out of 97 ■ the rigging in a frantic endeavor to keep from falling; and what graceful figures he cut, as, on the foot-rope, he attempted to keep himself perpendicular while furling sail. In all cases, however, a few appropriate (?) remarks from the ever-attentive upper classmen soon straightened things out; and before long the ropes were no longer a mystery to the plebes. The summer welded the class together; and many experiences it went through will live long in the memories of its members. Night watches and impromptu concerts had special attractions for the plebes; but. perhaps, details had better be left to the reader ' s imagination. Picnicing oc- casionally in Gardiner ' s Bay. drilling, thoroughly enjoying visiting the ports touched at — of course, the class thrived and grew brown. And so the summer passed away, bringing the plebe cruise of Nineteen-five to an end — for the class finally turned up again in old Annapolis, a heart v but home- sick crowd. September, the month of drills, dragged by; and the plebe battalion grew steadily in size, until October found it one hundred and forty-eight strong. With this number the academic year began; but the question uppermost in some minds is to what proportion will the number fall. The intricate and difficult problem of overcoming the apparent effort of Father Math, against its welfare is worthy most careful consideration. Here ' s to the spring of 1905, when, if all goes well, his burial will be participated in by a united class, successful indeed over what at times has seemed an unconquerable foe. Couplets There once was a plebe from Bellaire, I. Who leaned comfort ' bly back in his chair; A plebe, being told he was due But the man on his right To know his " plebe bible " quite through, Said, " I ' ll see you to-night; " — Thought he ' d take a vacation And now the plebe sits straight and square. From all recitation, As the O. C. had hinted to do. 98 II. Next day when the bugle did blow, He said, " Thank the Lord, I ' ll not go; Regulations I ' ll bone Till to me they are known, For I think it is best to do so. " III. From the O. C. he soon got a bid, So report to the office he did: He was cussed up and down From his feet to his crown. And sent to recite with his squid. II. So they straightway turned to and began Such a fight as exceeded their plan; And the cadet-in-charge, Who was roaming at large. Turned the corridor out to a man. III. Oh ! the curses that fell on his head, When poor plebie, forsaking his bed, Had to stand at attention And do stunts beyond mention, Till his body was heavy as lead. i L ■■P. Tj , y yi t smc I. One night after taps had been blown. Some plebes (who had just cause to moan) Decided, for fun, That the C. C. they ' d run, By raising a " rough house " alone. IV. Thus they stood for a hour or more, ' Til their minds and their bodies were sore, And for smiling in ranks, And kindred gay pranks, There were paps the next morning galore. 99 Addenda to the Century Dictionary (As Taken from Examination Papers) HETEROGENOUS, n. An animal, living partly in water and partly on land. Example — A mermaid. SHAG ' GY, a. Hanging in parts. Example — " The meat was shaggy in the butcher ' s shop. " SYL ' LOGISM, 11. A fluid that exudes from some plants. Example — " He collects a cupful of syllogism. " GE R ' MANE, a. i. Full of germs; 2. Without alloy. BOMBASTIC, a. Bomb-proof. ABAFT ' , a. Not exactly right; insane. Example — " That man is slightly abaft. " " A periodic sentence is one in which the meaning is stated very clearly and intelligibly. A loose sentence is just the opposite, and is of great use in scientific works. " Interested Friend (to Mr. Gocart). — " Did you ever wear long trousers before you came here? " Mr. Gocart.— " Yes, sir. " Interested Friend. — " How long? " Mr. Gocart. — " To my heels, sir. " 100 Dad. — " What ' s the definition of ' vague ' ? " Smith. — " Something you can ' t see through. " Dad. — " Give example. " Smith. — " Descriptive Geometry. " , ...... Plebe (first day). — " May I have permission to get a drink of water, sir? " Ij To B - - th. — " Have you knocked off running? " B - - th. — " I have never run anybody yet. " Q. — Why is a plebe ' s life like the chicken we have on Sunday? Ans. — Because it ' s all bone. Upper Classman. — " Say, how do you manage to catch the ladies? " Mr. Bell. — " Why. I simply spot the maid, and then keep pressing my suit, sir. " Upper. Classman. — " Well, I ' ll certainly have to join the flat-iron syndicate and press my suit, too. ' Don ' ts for Plebes " Don ' t labor under the impression you ' re an admiral; you ' re not. Don ' t be too familiar with upper classmen; you need all your time for boning. Don ' t walk on Lovers ' Lane; the gravel might hurt your feet. Don ' t cut things, especially corners. Don ' t sit on First Class Bench; it ' s too conspicuous. 101 Don ' t swing your arms; they are apt to become rigid. Don ' t wear your cap on the side of your head: before long you may have things about your ears. Don ' t get non-reg. clothes: they may not wear. Don ' t stay in your room after 9:30: it ' s bad policy. Don ' t go to the hops: such frivolity is distracting. Don ' t forget that everyone above you was once a plebe, too. 102 7S. I The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner There was an ancient mariner. You all have heard his name: He lived upon the briny deep And sailed the raging Main. In foreign climes he ' d wandered oft, And many things had seen; Last summer, on a training ship, He spun his yarns serene. The plebes were often at his side. In mute attention held By tales of distant seas and isles That would have volumes swelled. He ' d tell of things most wonderful. And never crack a smile; The little twinkle in his eye Was all that showed his guile. He ' s still a-sailing on the sea, And may his days be long; The Class of Nineteen hundred five To him inscribes this song. 104 Fraternities and Colleges Represented at the Naval Academy Kappa Alpha, A ' .7. Klyce, ' 02. Sadler, ' 03. Powell, ' 04. Sigma Alpha Epsilon, - ' ' Johnson, I. C, ' 04. Kimmel, ' 04. Tupper, ' 04. Lassing, ' 05. Rees, ' 05. Sigma Chi, - V. McClintic, ' 05. Court, ' 05. Frankenberger, ' 05. Phi Delta Theta, P J 0. Fairchild, ' 04. Burnett, ' 05. London. ' 05. Kappa Sigma, A ' 2 ' . Freyer, ' 02. Austin, ' 05. Delta Kappa Epsilon, J A ' ' . Staton, ' 02. Howze, ' 05. Alpha Tau Omega, A T 12. Davis, ' 02. Mandeville, ' 05. Delta Phi. J 1 . Pryor, ' 02. Gordon, ' 05. Phi Kappa Psi. K 9 . Read, ' 02. Delta Psi, J ¥. Halsey, ' 04. 10; Sigma Phi, 2 ' d . Sedgwick, ' 04. Delta Tau Delta, J T J. Cook, A. B., ' 05. Theta Nu Epsilon, 6 N E. Beall, ' 05. Chi Phi, X I . Haines, " 05. Agricultural and Mechanical College of Missis- sippi : Hand, ' 04. Agricultural College of Utah: Irvine, ' 05. Alabama Polytechnic: Burnett. ' 05. Alleghany College: Dutton, ' 05. Blackburn University : Anderson, ' 03. Carleton College : Stewart, ' 04. Centenary College : Pryor, ' 02. Central University of Kentucky: Kimmel, ' 04; Lassing, ' 05. Center College: Powell, ' 04. Christian Brothers ' College: Craft, ' 02. Clemson College: Mauldin, ' 04; Hayne, ' 05. Coe College : Smyth, ' 03. College of City of New York: Hilliard, ' 04. Cornell University : Peterson, ' 02. Fort Worth University: Robinson, ' 03. Georgetown College : Lannon. ' 02. Georgia School of Technology: Freyer, ' 02; Mande- ville, ' 05. Hamilton College : Sedgwick, ' 04. Harvard University : Blackburn, ' 02. Indiana University: Cook, ' 05. Kalamazoo College: Nelson, ' 03. Kentucky Wesleyan College: Hargis, ' 05. Lehigh University : Simmers, ' 02. Liceo de Costa Rico: Iglesias, ' 03. Mercer University : Weaver. ' 02. Millsaps College: Green, T.. ' 05. Oahu College : Pond. ' 05. Oberlin College: Irwin, ' 05. Ogden College : Sumpter, ' 05. Ohio State University : Oberlin. ' 05. Peddie College : Davis, ' 02. Pennsylvania State College : Lofland, ' 04. Princeton University : Woods, ' 05. 106 Roanoke College: McClintic, ' 05. Rutgers College : Gordon, ' 05. South Florida Military Institute: Puleston, ' 02. Southern University : Sadler. ' 03. Southwestern Baptist University : Friedell, ' 05. Spears-Langford Military Institute: Lightle, ' 05. St. Francis Xavier College: Nagle, ' 05. University of Alabama: Bingham, ' 02; Moses, ' 02; Gaddis, ' 05; Howze, ' 05. University of Arkansas: Klyce. ' 02. University of Buffalo : Leahy, ' 03. University of Chicago: James, ' 05. University of Colorado : McCandless, ' 05. University of Georgia: Tupper, ' 04; Haines, ' 05. University of Illinois: Davis, ' 02. University of Indiana: Dillen, ' 04. University of Louisiana: Johnson, I. C, ' 04. University of Missouri : Baldridge, ' 02. University of Michigan: Nichols, ' 02: Woodruff, ' 02; Van Keuren, ' 03. University of Mississippi : Rice, ' 04. University of Nevada: Maxson, ' 05. University of North Carolina: Staton, ' 02; London, ' 05; Wadsworth, ' 05. University of North Dakota : Fretz, ' 03. University of Oregon : Osburn, ' 02. University of Tennessee: Austin, ' 05. University of Texas: Johnson, B. K., ' 04; Court, ' 05. University of Virginia : Halsey, ' 04; Liggett, ' 05. University of Waco: Dowell, ' 05. University of West Virginia: Read, ' 02; Franken- berger, ' 05. University of Wisconsin : Fairchild, ' 04. University of Wyoming : Land, ' 02. Virginia Military Institute: Staton, ' 02; McCracken, ' 03; Caffee, ' 04; Jackson, ' 05. Vanderbilt University: Ownby, ' 04; Rees, ' 05. Washington and Jefferson College: Beall, ' 05. Wofford College: Carter, A. F., ' 05. Ya ' .e University : Belknap, ' 03. 107 THE CHOIR. Clayton M. Simmers, Leader. Air: Tenor: Brown, W. KlNTNER. Rowcliff. Childs. Stark. Ingersoll. Bassett. Neilson Furlong. Alto: Bass: Blackburn, J. H. PORTERFIELD. WlLLSON. Wallace, R. Ward. Holmes. Williams. Benjamin. Court. 109 Y, M. C A. President, Clayton M. Simmers, ' 02. ' ice-President, Theodore Nelson, ' 03. Secretary and Treasurer, Isaac C. Johnson, ' 04. The Young Men ' s Christian Association of the United States Naval Academy is the only religious organization in the Academy maintained and carried on by the cadets. Its object is to offer opportunity for relief from the daily routine, and at the same time to present a fraternity of feeling, fellowship, good-will, and opportunity for the development of the spiritual nature of the cadets. There can be no greater help to an organization of this character than the assurance of the moral support of the institution in which it is placed. It has been the source of great satisfaction to those who have labored in behalf of the Association that it has, in general, grown in favor with the battalion. The fact that fully one-third of the cadets are active members gives assurance that the Y. M. C. A. has something attractive in its features. Under the leadership of Freeman, 1900, and Conway, 1901, the Association experienced two of its most prosperous years. Mention is made of these two leaders because the Y. M. C. A. has not failed to appreciate the unfailing interest and untiring labors of these men. no Our Association is, to a large extent, separated from other associations, yet we feel that there is no other whose field is greater, our members going as they do to all parts of the world and being brought into close contact with a class of men who look to those above them in rank for a fitting example of character and manliness. Its mission does not end with the Academy, for gradu- ates of this institution carry with them that Christian influence which has made itself manifest in such a way as to reflect credit upon the service which they represent, and, indeed, upon the whole American people. in N N " x-vrws Winter Hops October 26th. November q th. November 27TH. December jth. December 2ist. December 31ST. January i8th. January iith. February ist. March 15TH. April 5TH. April io th. May 3D. May 17TH. " 3 A T n L c 5 FOOT-BALL TEAM. Neil Ernest Nichols, Captain. Louis Broughton Porterfield, Manager. Whiting. ' 05, L. E. Read, S., ' 02, L. T. Carpenter, ' 04, L. G. Fretz, ' 03, C. Weaver. Team Smith, C. E., ' 03, Q. B. Freyer, ' 02, L. H. Land, ' 02, R. H. Nichols, ' 02, F. B. McNair, 03, Q. B. Substitutes Oak. Strassburger. Belknap, ' 03, R. G. Schlabach, ' 03 (Sub. G.). Adams, ' 02, R. T. Soule, ' 04, R. E. Farley. Finney, ' 02. Townsend, ' 02. Pryor, ' 02. Hustlers Cooper, Captain. Rodgers, ' 03. Townsend, L. C, ' 05. Willson, ' 03. McCandless, ' 05. Michael. ' 04. Rees, ' 05. Root, ' 05. Dowell, ' 05. Marston, ' 05. Blakely. ' 03. Shoupe, " 04. 117 Brooks. J. H., ' 05. Atkins, ' 05. Games NAVY. October 5th — Georgetown o 9th — St. John ' s, of Maryland 28 " 1 2th — Yale o 19th— Lehigh 18 2 1 st — University of Pennsylvania 6 26th — Pennsylvania State 6 November 2d — Dickinson 12 9th— Carlisle 16 1 6th — Washington and Jefferson 17 20th — Columbia 5 30th — West Point 5 Totals 113 OPPONENTS. o 2 24 O 5 12 6 5 1 1 6 1 1 82 118 Foot-ball The ordinary foot-ball game means but litLe more to the casual observer than an occasion for vociferous cheering and much unnecessary enthusiasm, accompanied by the waving of flags and a general display of bright colors. To the initiated, however, it means a test of material that is being constantly hammered and strengthened, in order that its quality may be so much improved that, on some future day, it may meet the requirements of a single grand final test with credit to itself and to those who have devoted their time and attention to its improvement. Foot-ball is, in one sense of the word, a serious sport, involving as it does the expenditure of much money, and requiring constant and faithful training from the players. Hence, it seems that the most successful foot-ball team would be the one having abundant means and composed of players whose occupations would allow them ample time for practice. However, this is not always the case, and nowhere is it more conclusively shown than at the Naval Academy, where there is little money and less time. The very fact that there are difficulties to be overcome seems to put the players on their mettle, and to spur them on to renewed and more enthusiastic exertions. The realization that they are doing up-hill work, and doing it well, has the invaluable effect of bringing the players closer together and of developing that team spirit which is a most potent factor in all gridiron struggles. It seems that the mere fact that a man is a foot-ball player, and a good one, should be indisputable evidence of his pluck and determination and general strength of mind. The foot-ball player must have, besides a capacity for unlimited physical punishment and personal abuse, unusual intelligence and spirit, and another quality which has best been described as " coolness under 119 fire. " If, in addition to these qualities, he is also blessed with a little impartial vindictiveness, he has in him the making of an ideal foot-ball player; and despite the so-called " barbarous nature " ' of the game, the training received on the foot-ball field will, with the aid of these natural qualifications, prove of inestimable benefit to him in other and greater contests in the years to come. It is for these reasons that the Naval Academy team always receives the warm and loyal support of the officers and alumni. The foot-ball season of 1901 was, on the whole, a very successful one for the Naval Academy team. Although their playing may have been a little erratic for the first few weeks, the hard work and strict training soon began to bring about definite and pleasing results, and toward the end of the season the team was playing a strong and consistent game. In all, eleven games were played, and the record of the season ' s work shows seven victories, three defeats, and one tie game. The first game of the season was played with Georgetown, after the team had been in training for a week, and neither side was able to score in thirty minutes of play. On the following Saturday the game with Yale was lost by a score of 24 — o. The Lehigh game resulted in a victory for the team; and, on October 21st, Pennsylvania was defeated by a close score. The game with Pennsylvania State was lost by a score of 11 — 6; but, on November 9th. the team won a decisive victory from the Carlisle Indians by a score of 16 — 5. The next two games were with Washington and Jefferson, and Dickinson, both of whom were defeated. The game with Columbia, on November 20th, afforded an excellent opportunity for the friends of the team to make a final estimate of the chances for winning the West Point game at Franklin Field, on November 30th. The heavy New Yorkers were outplayed at all points of the game, but in the latter part of the game they managed to score on a trick play, and won by a score of 6 — 5. The next ten days were full of work for the team — backs, ends, tackles, and guards were kept on the run. They were alternately praised and stormed at, and were lectured in bunches, until every man on the team was playing as if life itself depended upon the result of the afternoon practice. When the two teams lined up on Franklin Field, the odds were five to one on the Army — at the end of the first half the betting was even, and Army prospects looked doubtful. The Navy line had held. 120 and Navy had gained her distance. Daly had scored for the Army on a field goal, and Navy had earned a touchdown. At the beginning of the next half Daly caught the ball on the kick-off and ran the length of the field for a touchdown. For the next thirty-five minutes Navy played desperate foot-ball. Time and time again they carried the ball down the field, and the entire north stand was praying for time. But the second half slowly and surely came to an end, and when time was called the score was n — 5 in favor of the Army. But we had stood by our guns and kept our colors flying to the end. and thirty thousand people saluted us as we went down. 121 Daly, ii — Navy. 5 — West Point, o — and you have the summary of the foot-ball game played between the Army and Navy on Franklin Field, No- vember 30th, 1901. It was the same old story of West Point confidence and assurance, Navy grit and determination, and Army luck, all resulting in the Army ' s being outplayed for seventy minutes of hard, straightforward foot-ball, and yet winning the game. Navy would crash through again and again, carry the ball the length of the field, only to lose it by an inch margin, or to have it taken from them for off-side or holding. Then Army would plunge against the Navy line and rebound twice, and Daly would boot it out of danger, leaving the Navy to begin its hammering all over again. Plucky team ! never losing courage, never " giving up the ship, " they fought till the last, and when the whistle blew, they left the field, defeated in as far as the score went, but secure in the knowledge that they had outplayed a team for which an easy victory had been predicted, and had shown themselves superior to the eleven that had met and held their own with Yale, Harvard, and Princeton. The Army held the score and the money: but for the Navy remained undying glory and everlasting credit for a clean, well-played, splendidly-fought game. Early in the afternoon the crowds began to flock to the scene of the great contest, and the stands soon presented a crowded appearance. The President, five members of his cabinet, the Admiral of the Navy, and the General of the Army, officers, civilians, all sorts and conditions of men left business cares and worries behind to attend the great game. Forgetting r years, they became young once more, cheering and waving their hats, flags, and canes like the youngest boy there. All four of the stands were filled, packed, jammed with a living mass of humanity, the Navy blue on the one side, the Army gray on the other, being flanked and backed by a brilliant blending of color that defies description. The 123 moment the cadets arrived the cheering and singing commenced, never ceasing till the last one had left the field. From the north stand rose the weird wail of the Navy in its siren yell; from the south stand the Army sent back its sharp " Rah ! rah ! rah ! " while from all sides of the arena sounded cat-calls, whistles, horns — everything that was capable of making noise. Army told of the coming victory for the " black and gray " in the stirring strains of " Ann Eliza " ; Navy answered by foretelling the azure hue that they were going to make the Army, to the refrain of " Army Blue, " causing bitterness in the gray-clad breasts as they heard their song of Alma Mater thus despoiled. The nation was out for a holiday, and the assembled multitudes howled from sheer excitement and good-will. The real outbreak came when, at 1:50, the Navy team trotted out on the field. The north stand rose in a body to welcome her gladiators, who, divesting themselves of sweater and blanket, were soon limbering up and getting their blood in circulation. Hardly had the uproar ceased, when a wild outburst from across the gridiron told of the appearance of the Army. Upon the field they ran. two score or more, till one would have thought the whole corps of cadets had donned foot-ball togs. Eleven of them disengaged themselves from the horde and were soon like- wise engaged in preparing for the fray. They didn ' t have the mule with them, having sold it for $42 after the game last year, but they had Daly — who shall say it wasn ' t a lucky swap for them? A few moments later, two canvas-suited figures met at the centre of the field, the coin was tossed. Navy taking the east goal, giving Army the ball, and the game was on. Both teams ran to position, the whistle sounded : Graves opened the jack-pot with a kick to McNair, who was downed on the Navy thirty-yard line, immediately after which Navy proceeded to show the Army that they meant business by sending Nichols and Adams tearing through their line, followed by another first down, gained through the efforts of Nichols and Freyer. After rushing the ball along for good gains, the Army held for a moment, Belknap immediately kicking to Daly on the Army twenty-yard line, where he was downed in his tracks by Soule. The Army ' s chance had come. Everybody waited, breathless, for that irresistible attack of which they had boasted so long and loudly; it failed to materialize. Graves got through for three yards; Bloomer No. 2 followed for the same 124 distance; then they stopped. Bunker advanced again — then he retreated, striking Mother Earth with a dull thud. Once more they dashed their heads against the stone wall before them; then Daly kicked, Navy getting the ball. Land, Freyer, and Nichols tore great holes in the Army line, advancing the leather-covered bladder well up into Army territory, only to have it taken from the Navy, just as a touchdown was becoming a tangible reality. After a few feeble rushes, Daly kicked again, the kick being returned by Belknap, after a few short rushes by the Navy, which netted them ten yards. Daly rushed this kick back twenty yards, and the Army then took a brace, going well down the field, till Navy got her dander up, Whiting throwing Daly for a loss of ten yards on an attempted double pass. Belknap kicked again, after which Goodspeed and Hackett dashed madly and vainly against the Navy line. Again the ball sailed through the air, landing in McNair ' s waiting arms. Daly fumbled the next kick, but recovered the ball. Just to help the good work along, the Army was made a present of five yards. Bunker added two more, immediately after which Casad shot through the line, got clear, and started down the field with two men in the interference. McNair was bowled aside, and still the West Point captain continued his wild career. The way seemed clear for a touchdown. The Navy ' s heart stood still, but relief was at hand : Frisky Freyer came striding down the field, and, eluding those who sought to stop him, brought the fleeing Casad to earth with one of the prettiest tackles ever seen on a foot-ball field. For the next two downs the Navy held like a stone wall; then Daly fell back for a kick from the field. Back came the ball, and, straight as an arrow, it sailed between the posts. Daly got the ball on the kick-off, and was at once forced to kick after two downs. The ball sailed over McNair ' s head: like a flash he turned, catching it as it rose from the ground. Dodging, turning, jumping, right back through the Army he carried it, being stopped by Daly. The next few minutes brought terror to the Army, for the Navy assaulted their line like sledge-hammers, till the defence that had held Yale and Pennsylvania and brought terror to Harvard, yielded like paste- board to the terrific onslaught. Freyer swept around left end for twelve yards; Nichols, Land, and Freyer plunged through the line; like battering rams they forced the Army line back, and at last Freyer went across the line for the well-earned touchdown. Freyer missed a very difficult goal. 125 Graves kicked off for the Army, Land carrying it back for fifteen yards. On the next play he cleared the end and ran to midfield, where he slipped and fell just as Daly met him. After a few scrimmages, Belknap kicked to Daly, who fumbled after running back a short distance, but secured it again. Daly returned the punt, and Army got the ball on a fumble just as the whistle blew for the end of the first half. The intermission was occupied in an interchange of compliments between the north and south stands in the form of song and cheer, the ten minutes passing quickly. Both teams returned to the field fresh and with the determination to do or die. But the Navy suffered a severe loss in an injury to Belknap, whose punting had proved such a strong factor in the first half. He returned to the game, but was forced to retire immediately, being replaced by Schlabach. Once again the teams lined up, the whistle sounded, and Belknap sent the ball to Daly, who was waiting with outstretched arms for it. He caught it. and, like a flash, was off down the field. Eluding the foremost Navy players, he skirted to the left, passing those who sought to stop him like an arrow. McNair started for him, slipped and fell; a clear field lay before him, and, with the crowd dazed, not knowing what had taken place, he planted the ball between the two posts, scoring his tenth point for the Army, to which he added one more a few seconds later by kicking the goal. Pandemonium reigned in the south stand; the Harvard veteran had added fresh laurels to his already world-wide glory and fame as a foot-ball player; eleven points, and all through his individual efforts. It was a hard blow for the Navy, but she settled clown to overcome the lead, playing with desperation that brought forth admiration from all who beheld it. Bunker secured the ball on the kick-off at the thirty-yard line. Nally struck the line for three yards; then Bunker struck tackle for first down. Hackett skirted the end for a good gain, going out of the game, to be replaced by Kelly, who at once struck the line for three yards. Bunker failed to move Adams, and the ball went to Navy for holding in the Army line. Freyer got three yards, but Nichols failed to pierce centre, so Freyer kicked to Navy ' s forty-yard line. Daly tried a fake kick, losing five yards, then punted to Navy ' s thirty-yard line, McNair running it back for twelve yards. Freyer punted to Daly, who was downed in his tracks. This punting duel continued until McNair got the ball on Navy ' s 126 ten-yard line. Then Navy rushed it back fifteen yards, but kicked soon to the forty-yard line. Soon after, Navy again got the ball for holding on the Army side, advancing it to the fifty-yard line, only to be herself penalized ten yards for a similar offense. Freyer was forced to kick, Daly carrying it back for thirteen yards, and returning the kick on the next play. Navy, with renewed energy, started for the Army goal, Freyer leading off with eight yards around the end. Nichols followed with five yards through centre, and a touchdown seemed within grasp, when a slow pass stopped the advance, whereupon Daly at once sent the ball flying back to the Navy forty-yard line. Time was nearly up, so Freyer dropped back for a last kick, but Daly secured it and returned it with vigor to Navy ' s ten-yard line. In a last desperate effort, Freyer broke through for twelve yards; then the whistle rang clear upon the air, and the game was finished. The Army won the game, the score stands 1 1 — 5, and the defeat will go down through the annals of the foot-ball history of the institutions, but the Navy will never feel it as such. Every one who saw the game knows how much the Navy has to be proud of in the team that battled so bravely for the honor of our Academy on the thirtieth of November. For the Army, it was a one- man game, and to that one man belongs all the credit of victory. All honor to the Navy team, and let each player who there showed the true spirit of manhood, and of the Navy, remember that to every one who saw that game, it will ever be " a glorious defeat. " 127 BASE-BALL TEAM. Edward Chambers Hamner, Jr., Captain. William Norris, Manager. Team Weaver, ' 02, Catcher. Raudenbush, ' 03, Pitcher. Hammer, ' 01, First Base. Smith, C. E., ' 03, Second Base. Long, ' 01, Third Base. Childs, ' 02, Short Stop. Henry, ' 01. 129 Read, ' 02, Left Field. Anderson, ' 03, Centre Field. Staton, ' 02, Right Field. Substitutes Ryden, ' 03. Poteet, ' 03. Games NAVY. March 23d — University of Maryland T 8 30th — Lafayette o April 6th— Cornell (No game— rain) o 13th — Georgetown 20th— Harvard (No game— rain) o 27th — University of Pennsylvania 1 1 May 4th — Gallaudet x 3 1 ith— Seventh Regiment, N. Y. N. G 7 1 8th— West Point 3 OPPONENTS. 4 6 o 5 o 20 2 4 4 130 Base-ball For several years prior to 1900. base-ball at the Naval Academy was at a very low ebb, no games being played with outside teams during those years, and it was only within the past two seasons that interest in this branch of athletics has received its fair share of attention. In 1900, a team was organized, and a schedule of games arranged, but, owing to the inaction of the past, the season was not really a successful one. there being little or no team development. Last year, however, under the able direction of Hildebrand, of Princeton, a team was brought forth that fully merited the support of the battalion. Interest in base-ball was thoroughly aroused, owing to the game to be played with West Point. All hands joined in preparing for the contest, and the systematic training necessary for a successful nine was put into operation. Early in the spring, the candidates were put at work in the gymnasium, to get them thoroughly prepared for outside work. About thirty candidates presented themselves, and for two weeks, each night saw the squad at work with dumb bells, Indian clubs, and other like apparatus. The ranks were thinned out as the work became harder, till, finally, out-door practice began, about one week before the first game, with twenty aspirants for the first team. Of the nine men chosen, six were of last year ' s team, only four of whom, however, were playing at their old positions. Weaver went behind the bat, Hammer to first base, and Long came from outfield to cover third; Childs played his old position at short stop. Smith held down second, while Read, after a few trials at infield, resumed his old position at left. Raudenbush, the sub-pitcher of 19CO, occupied the box throughout the year, and his endurance was marvelous, for he never failed 131 to pitch the full nine innings in every game. Staton was selected to cover right. These nine men composed the team for the entire year, and the careful coaching they received, aided by unending practice together, showed a very marked improvement in the team work as well as in the individual playing. The season opened with the defeat of the University of Maryland, and, taken as a whole, was a most creditable and successful one. The best amateur teams in the country were met, with results reflecting credit upon the team. The defeat by West Point was no criterion of the merits of the two teams, the score itself showing the fierceness of the contest. After the close of the season, a game was played with an amateur nine at Halifax, Xova Scotia, resulting in an easy victory for the ■cadet team, a thing of encouragement to those who look to the season of 1902 as promising much. The indications for a remarkably good season during the coming spring are most favorable. The schedule includes the best college teams, which alone promises well as serving as an incentive to the team. The services of Hildebrand and Clark, as coaches, have been secured, so that with the majority of last year ' s team still here, there seems little doubt but that a winning season may be expected. 132 THE CREW. I ,«pTAIN i Frank B. Freyer, Captain. Emory S. Land, Manager. Foote, ' 01, Stroke. Williams, ' oi, No. 7. Freyer, ' 02, No. 6. Whitlock, ' 01, No. 5. Nichols, ' 02, No. 4. Fretz, ' 03, No. 3. Fisher, ' 02, No. 2. Bertholf, ' 01, No. i. Bingham, ' 02, Coxszvain. 135 Races May 4th, 1901. — Navy vs. Yale College. Two miles. Won by Navy. Time: 10 minutes 26 seconds. (No difference of time given.) May nth, 1901. — Navy vs. University of Pennsylvania. Two miles. Won by U. of Pa. Time: 10 minutes 33 seconds; Navy, 10 minutes 34 seconds. May 15th, 1901. — Navy vs. Georgetown. Two miles. Won by Navy. Time: 10 minutes 33 2-5 seconds: Georgetown. 10 minutes 45 seconds. 136 The Boat Crews Upon being elected Captain of the crew of 1901, Roger Williams engaged Mr. J. Herbert Hall, of Pennsylvania, to coach the crews. The supporters of Navy athletics looked upon this as an auspicious beginning, owing to the great confidence they placed in the experience of Coach Hall and the clear-headed leadership of Captain Williams. In January the development of new men began with indoor work in the gymnasium and in the rowing tank of the natatorium. By February the outdoor work had begun, and Bingy ' s " Give her ten " could be heard any afternoon. Races with the second crew and with the " mud-diggers " were of daily occurrence, and served to build up that stamina which is indispensable in a crew. The first race of the season, and, perhaps, the most trying of all, because of the uncertain value of an untried crew, was rowed against Yale. The Navy started well and led for a mile, but lost her lead of half a length, due to a wash thrown against the Navy shell by a steam launch changing its position. Nevertheless, the old Navy grit stood us in good stead, and the sons of Eli crossed the line an instant behind the defenders of the Blue and Gold. Pennsylvania ' s Henley crew won from the Navy in a race which was the hardest the Henley crew had been in up to that time. The Navy boat led until the " Santee " was passed, but then our opponents rose to the occasion, and by splendid up-hill work finished first by just one second. The second crew was unfortunate in losing the race against the Pennsylvania Freshmen. The water was so rough as to fill the Navy shell and cause it to sink immediately after crossing the line. 137 Against Georgetown, Navy took the lead from the start, and at the " Santee " the distance between shells was steadily increasing. At the finish Navy led by five lengths. Too much cannot be said to show our appreciation for the unflagging interest and the untiring efforts of Captain Timmons, of 1900, who assisted in coaching and making the crew of 1901 the best we ever had. To Captain Williams we owe our best wishes; and we regret that hereafter he will have to defend the prestige of the Navy on a man-of-war instead of in an eight-oared shell. 138 " XTOttTCTOKCi TRACK TEAM. John Haile Blackburn, Captain. Fowler, ' oi. Neal, ' oi. Blackburn, J., ' 02. Brown, W., ' 02. Land, ' 02. Smith, W. W., ' 02. Woodruff, ' 02. Giles, ' 03. McNair, ' 03. Neumann, ' 03. Willson, ' 03. Carpenter, ' 04. Claude, ' 04. Dawes. ' 04. Johnson, I. C, ' 04. Le Breton, ' 04. McDowell, ' 04. Whiting, ' 05. 141 U. S. N. A. Records EVENT. NAME. RECORD. ioo yards dash R. W. Henderson, ' 97 10 sec. 220 yards dash R. W. Henderson, ' 97 v .... 22 1-2 sec. 440 yards dash R. W. Henderson, ' 97 53 sec. 880 yards dash A. MacArthur, Jr., ' 97 2 min. 10 2-5 sec. Mile run F. V. McNair, ' 03 4 min. 45 2-5 sec. 120 yards hurdle F. B. Berrien, ' 00 19 sec. 220 yards hurdle J. K. Taussig, ' 99 f 29 2-5 sec. Running high jump J. H. Blackburn, ' 02 5 ft. 7 3-4 in. Running broad jump J. D. Willson, ' 03 20 ft. 7 in. Pole vault H. C. Mustin, ' 96 10 ft. 3-4 in. Putting 16-lb. shot F. D. Karns, ' 95 35 ft. 9 1-2 in. Throwing 16-lb. hammer F. D. Karns, ' 95 92 ft. 7 in. 50 yards swim W. B. Izard, ' 95 31 4-5 sec. Kicking foot-ball C. T. Wade, ' 00 182 ft. 6 in. Throwing base-ball W. B. Izard, 95 347 ft. 10 in. 142 Track Athletics This spring will witness a departure in track athletics at the Naval Academy which, ultimately, will bring this branch of sport to the front. On May ioth a dual meet will be held with the Seventh Regiment, New York National Guard. This will be the first time that the track team has competed with a visiting team, and, doubtless, that fact will encourage old track men and new men to better many of the old records. Heretofore, we have held only closed meets, but, in spite of this, our records surpass those of any school of the same size in the country. On account of the large number on the crew and base-ball team, it is impossible for the track team to be excused from any drills, or to be given a place on the training table; yet, notwith- standing these disadvantages, with remarkable perseverance and hard work the tenth annual spring meet, held on May 25th, 1901, proved to be successful, one new Academy record being established and several of the old ones approached closely. Willson covered the 100 yards in 10 1-5 seconds, with Fowler a close second. McNair, ' 03, after the second lap, had established a lead which gave him easily first place in the mile. He finished fresh and in good form. With a strong wind blowing in his face, Blackburn, ' 02, broke the record for the high jump, clearing the bar at 5 feet 7 3-4 inches. The relay race, the last event, was, perhaps, the most exciting race of the day. Until the third quarter the runners were well bunched, when Wilson Brown, ' 02, in his quarter, opened up a gap of fifteen yards, which his relief, Blackburn, maintained to the back stretch, when Giles, ' 03, c ' osed the gap to a yard. On the home 143 stretch the ' 02 man sprinted and crossed the line twelve yards ahead of Giles. Time: 3 minutes 43 seconds. Brown ' s quarter was the fastest of the day. being covered in 54 seconds. The gymnasium tournament brought out features which proved a surprise to even the regular gymnasium attendants. McNair, ' 03, and Smith, ' 03. did some very clever tumbling; Iglesias and Reed, ' 03, delighted the audience with their performance on the flying rings, and the squad of club- swingers did exceptionally fine work. Tenth Annual Track Meeting EVENT. WON BY RECORD MADE. (1) 100 yards dash Willson, ' 03 10 1-5 sec. (2) 440 yards run Willson, ' 03 ■ ■ -57 sec. (3) 880 yards run McNair, ' 03 2 min. 13 sec. (4) Mile run McNair, ' 03 4 min. 56 3-5 sec. (5) 120 yards hurdle Fowler, ' 01 18 1-5 sec. (6) Running high jump Blackburn, ' 02 5 ft. 7 3-4 in. (7) Pole vault Neal, ' 01 8 ft. 10 in. (8) Throwing 16-lb. hammer Carpenter. ' 04 79 ft. 5 in. (9) Putting 16-lb shot Carpenter, ' 04 31 ft. 5 1-2 in. (10) Running broad jump Willson, ' 03 20 ft. 3 1-2 in. (11) 50 yards swim Whiting. ' 05 38 sec. 144 FENCINGJTEAM. Ralph P. Craft. James P. Lannon. Edward J. Marquari. Gilbert J. Rowcliff. Clayton M. Simmers. Francis S. Whitten. William J. Giles. . Earnest Friedrick. George S. Radford. Richard D. Gatewood. Stephen C. Rowan. Herbert B. Fairchild. Robert B. Hilliard. Carl A. Richter. Roland R. Riggs. Cleon W. Mauldin. ' 47 Contests Naval Academy vs. Fencers ' Club, of Washington, March 30th, 1901 : Cadets. Fencers ' Club. L. B. McBride. W. M. Wright. A. Andrews. J. J. Earley. S. M. Henry. Comte Raoal d ' Oyley. Naval Cadets won eight bouts out of nine. Naval Academy vs. Frigate " Duguay Tourin, " April 2d, 1901 : Cadets. Midshipmen. L. B. McBride. M. Fouque. A. Andrews. L . Chevanal. S. M. Henry. A. Fortowl. O. H. Oakley. H. Rouvier. J. P. Lannon. j. Demarquay. Naval Cadets won eleven bouts out of fifteen. Intercollegiate Fencing Contest: L. B. McBride won 7 bouts out of 9. S. M. Henry won 8 bouts out of 10. A. Andrews won 3 bouts out of 6. Intercollegiate championship won by S. M. Henry. 148 Fencing at the Naval Academy received a great impetus in the past year, owing to the fact that there were three contests with out- side teams. Two of these being foreign teams, that is, the Officers from the French North Atlantic Squadron, and the French Midship- men, lent an air of international strife to the bouts; and that the cadets did credit to them- selves and justice to their instructor, no one who saw the contests or read of them has any doubt. Our style of fencing came in the nature of a surprise to the Frenchmen, who, no doubt, expected to defeat us easily. The first of these two contests was an easy victory for our team. That the French Midshipmen meant business when they came here in the spring was very evident. The cadets, in the meantime, that is, since having fenced the French Officers, had defeated a team from the Washington Fencers ' Club by a score of eight out of nine bouts. Comte Raoal d ' Oyley, one of the members of this team, and probably the finest fencer who ever visited the Naval Academy, had given it as his opinion 149 that the cadets would defeat the French Midshipmen. The bouts with the Midshipmen were very interesting and instructive. They were very eager to defeat us, and we equally as eager not to let them do so. Twenty-five bouts were to have been fenced, but only fifteen of these took place. Out of these the cadet team won eleven bouts. The result of these contests gave every one great confidence in the ability of the team, and in the outcome of the intercollegiate contest in New York. The team, consisting of McBride (captain), Henry, and Andrews, with substitutes Oakley and Lannon, in charge of Lieutenant Eberle, U. S. N., left the Academy for New York to participate in the intercollegiate contests on Friday, April 5th. While in New York the team was the guest of Colonel R. M. Thompson, and too much cannot be said of the hospitality with which it was entertained by him while there. The bouts were held in the gymnasium of the New York Athletic Club, and commenced at two o ' clock in the afternoon of April I ' V 6th. Harvard, Cornell, and Columbia were represented: Yale was to B tt have taken part, but withdrew at the last moment. Each team co nsisted of three members. This made it necessary for each man to fence nine bouts, as he had to fence every man in the tournament not en his own team. The majority of the bouts were fenced in the afternoon. At the end of the afternoon bouts, our team had a good lead. Columbia being our closest rival. Fencing was resumed at eight o ' clock at night, and the best bouts of the contest then took place. That we won both the intercollegiate and the individual championships was due equally to the personal ability of the members of the team and to the thoroughness of the system taught at the Academy — the American system. The championship trophy, which the team winning the championship is allowed to hold for the year following the winning thereof, is now at the Academy. To keep it permanently, it must be won for three 150 r consecutive years. The team this year has hopes of victory, which are, presumably, not without foundation. Fencing as a sport is not so general in this country as it has been in former years. In many cities, however, its popularity is steadily increasing. The Naval Academy is one of the few places where fencing receives the support and encouragement which is given to other branches of athletics. Not only do all the cadets and a great many officers manifest a great deal of interest in it, but the ladies of the Academy as well. It is only natural that this should be true of the former, for it enables them to become expert in the use of a weapon which, throughout their whole naval career, is to be an emblem of their authority, and may, on occasion, prove a means of preserving their lives. ' 5i Cadets Privileged to Wear the " N tt Foot-ball— Yellow " N " Won by playing in three games or in one West Point Game. Adams, ' 02. McNair, ' 03. Fisher, ' 02. Schlabach, ' 03. Freyer, ' 02. Smith, ' 03. Land, ' 02. Carpenter, ' 04. Nichols, ' 02. Oak, ' 04. Read, ' 02. Soule, ' 04. Weaver, ' 02. Whiting, ' 05. Belknap, ' 03. Strassburger, ' 05. Fretz, ' 03. Base-ball— White " N " Won by playing in three games or one West Point Game. Childs, ' 02. Anderson, ' 03. Read, ' 02. Raudenbush, ' 03. Staton, ' 02. Ryden. ' 03. Weaver. ' 02. Smith, ' 03. 152 Crew— Red " N " Won by rowing in two races. Bingham. 02. Nichols, ' 02. Fisher, ' 02. Parker, ' 02. Freyer, ' 02. Fretz, ' 03. Fencing— Gfiy " N " Won by participation in any match with outside team. rowcliff, ' 02. lannon, ' 02. Whitten, ' 02. Gatewood, ' 03. Tra:fc Athletics— Green " N " Won by breaking Academy record in any branch. Blackburn, ' 02. McNair, ' 03. Willson, ' 03. 153 rw Hl± . ROUGH WEATHER. HOISTING OUT LAUNCH ST 1 ROUGH WEATHER. f.« f, Z fc - s The Navy Girl Eyes so loving, tender, ' Neath unruly curl; Waist so trim and slender— That ' s the Navy Girl. Dignity alarming, Every movement grace, Manners just as charming As the winsome face. Heart so brave and loyal. True whate ' er befall; Mien and carriage royal, Holding hearts in thrall. Loving, gentle maiden, ' Cross the rolling sea, Gay or sorrow-laden. Thou our guide shall be. Lift the cups together, Hark ye to the toast : " The Navy Girl forever, The Navy ' s proudest boast. " ' 57 A Prophecy Styx Landing, Hades, December 25th, 1909. Dear Phil: I am trying to keep my promise about writing to you, but it ' s hot work. You know I used to be cynical, and didn ' t believe in any hell, because, as you have cause to remember, I spent (or wasted) four very long years at the national institution of naval learning. But the sky pilot told the truth when he said I would land here, for I came through without a jar or a rattle. I am sitting on a hot cinder whose temperature is only a couple of hundred degrees Centigrade, which is unusually cold on account of the cold season. They gave me a graft as assistant gate-keeper, and, as such, am obliged to meet all new- comers and take down their records. This morning I was surprised and delighted to see coming toward the gate our old chum, Alice Brown. I invited him over to dinner, and here are a few of the startling facts he put me next to : Puleston is lying back with lazy affluence in his orange plantations, somewhere down in the alligator country. He still has with him all the practical evidences of Apricot City. Just now, W. Dilworth is busily engaged in the philanthropic task of cornering all text-books of " First Principles " and " Elements of " kind. It is his object to benefit mankind by putting such deceptively-named books out of everyone ' s reach. It seems that Puley is not going to let his name die with him, for, last week, we boxed up and sent him the napkin-ring cup. 158 Evidently, all the deserving have their reward, for the class banner went to Harold Childs soon after graduation. There were several people who put up a good race for it, but Harold finally won out. They are living somewhere up in Vermont, and it ' s always maple sugar time. It was rumored at one time that Harold thought of joining a traveling concert troupe as tenor extra- ordinary. It was the extraordinary part which killed the scheme. Apropos of appearing before the public, Charlie Kerrick ' s overruling passion to become a second Faversham has been to some extent consummated by his becoming the popular matinee hero of the Keith circuit. He is fast becoming wealthy on account of his popularity with the matinee girls, who flock in hundreds to see him and revel in ecstasy over his languid air and soulful eyes. He stars as the ardent, impassioned lover of the light, soul-stirring matinee performance. Charlie isn ' t the only one with a specialty. Monk Dowling has just signed articles to meet Franky Battam, who aspires to take away Monk ' s bantam-weight championship. In his leisure hours, the Dowling takes particular delight and satisfaction in a collection of old crockery, comprising a number of unique old vases for which he has great love. Alice says that the other day he was surprised to receive a scented circular from the New York- depot of Colgate Co. At the bottom of the last page was printed in flaming type, " R. R. Craft, New York Agent. " The circular states that he has just laid in a fine lot of scents, lotions, and dandruff cures, which Ralphy, as a connoisseur, guarantees to be of the first order. Speaking of toilet articles. Leaky Brooks is now running a Turkish bath with a manicure parlor attached. In the last copy of the Army and Navy Journal, Alice read that Lieutenant Pryor has been ordered back to the Naval Academy, and. consummating old ambitions, has been assigned permanent quarters at his old stamping grounds in Blake Row. Bill is head of the department of seamanship, and, as you know, he has already undertaken the revision of Knight. Scudder Klyce lives next door when he isn ' t at the club. He is busy taking Robby ' s place, Robby having reached the zenith of his jovial life by getting married and settling down to uninterrupted domestic bliss. In his odd moments Scudder perfects his knowledge of Scotch. Not long since Alice got a rambling, snaky- looking scrawl from him, evidently written when he was just recovering. He says that on the clay 159 bank across the Severn has recently been erected a big black and white sign which reads, " Go to the G. P. Brown Chemical Company for Pure Drugs. " Foxy also says that recently, while on an official visit to the President, he was surprised to see Teddy Kintner ' s Richard Ill-like form looming up in the doorway. It seems that Teddy ' s desire to be near the first ladies of the land became so over- powering that he enlisted as butler in the household. His abi ' ity to do parlor tricks makes him a desirable ornament. Alice brought with him a fireproof copy of a speech recently made in Congress by Lou Porter- field. It is a masterpiece in the analysis and p ' ain statement of the Japo-Philipo question, which he seems to grasp entirely in that mind of his which, in times past, enabled him to leave the exam. at the end of the first half-hour. Lou is getting athletic of late: his latest freak method of taking exercise is by diving downstairs instead of walking. The government has just let several important contracts, among which is the contract for furnishing all the sashes, doors, and blinds for navy-yard houses. This went to the E. P. Finney Sash, Door, and Blind Factory, of Oshkosh. Land has the contract for furnishing the reg. clothes of naval cadets, and will continue to swear by the good and satisfactory fits of the reg. tailor, especially now he has the contract. Grinny Griswold. as his ab 1 e assistant, is head of the regenerative department, where he wields the flat-iron and cleaning fluid with ease and precision. Jimmy Murdock has set up a fashion bureau in Xew York, and is reputed to give out only the latest Paris fashions. It is said that he has a confidential agent in Paris with whom he shares all his troubles and profits. We don ' t know who she is just now, but time will tell. Josh Weaver and Tubby Wallace are before the political public, and form a combination hard to beat. Josh goes ahead as sort of an advance agent and excites the dissatisfied anarchistic tendencies; and, later, Tubby comes along to do the head work and wire-pulling. Up to date the combination has been very effective. A few of the fellows have done something in the way of invention. Contrary to all expecta- tions, Ned Parker became interested in mechanical devices and labor-saving machines. He has invented a new and perfect slow motion apparatus, known as the Parker Slow Motion. He now 1 60 devotes his attention to it and produces it exclusively. Jubal Early recently applied for a patent on his new and improved mattress, which is said to produce remarkable beneficial results, on condition it is used continuously from 8 p. m. to 8 a. m. It is the result of the long experience of the inventor — in fact, Jubal has spent a large part of his life on the invention. The list of testimonials is headed by J. C. Townsend, who has used the mattress continually for a long time. Dad Simmers furnishes the hair stuffing. Cap Whitten hangs out in Washington, where he runs a Delsarte class. And thus he teaches the rising generation to do the heavy tragic on every possible occasion, and to assume that startling suavity of manner we used to be so much impressed with. You must let me end this now, for here come Pat Lannon. Babbie Henderson, and Atwater Baldridge. I guess at last they found the New York excitement too agitating for them. You know they bought out Puck and Judge, and combined them in one big periodical fountain of wit and humor called Pudge. The motto of the paper was, " The fools aren ' t all dead yet. " They ran the paper in three grand departments. It was Babbie ' s province to buy up at low rates all the old almanacs and sort them, picking out all the jokes which were old enough to be forgotten. This department of the paper was undoubtedly successful, due to Babbie ' s long experience in that line. Pat Lannon furnished the Irish jokes, and they say he now and then used to print something good, though I doubt it. The whole trouble started with Atwater, whose duty it was to furnish the puns and original jokes. The humor-loving public stood it as long as they could, then rose and mobbed the trio. So here they are, and all three will roast well. A few icebergs or a few dozen one-ton Navy ice machines would sell well down here. If you ever happen down this way, drop in on me. Yours for cool weather, Jenny. 161 I. Wake ! for the bugler ' s scattered into flight All hopes that we might have of sleeping more to-night. So we must rise, before it yet is dawn, And dress ourselves by artificial light. II. Before the sounds of reveille had died, Methought a voice within the building cried, " The weather ' s only minus twenty-three, So you may pass the word, ' Fall in outside. ' " III. They say that Beast and Atkins keep A room where Beast enjoys his slumbers deep. And though the bugler blows with might and main Outside his door, they cannot break his sleep. IV. ' Tis but a spot where takes his brief unrest The youth by " math. " and " skinny " sore distrest. He struggles on until the " semi-ans., " Then leaves and makes way for another guest. 163 V. Each morn demerits brings to us. you say; What care you, though you " hit the pap " to-day? Put in a statement ; if you have a " grease, " That will suffice to take them all away. VI. When you and I have to the office passed, Oh! but the long, long time the talk shall last; Which of our torture and our misery heeds, As the calm Severn heeds an atom cast. VII. Out from Main Quarters, through the Upshur gate, I tried to " French, " but sadly learned, too late, The watchman saw me : on the ship " Santee " I sit and ponder over human fate. VIII. A book of skinny ; problems known as Gow, Impossible to comprehend they are, I vow. Ah ! could we only cut these subjects out, Our boning then were Paradise enow. 164 IX. Yesterday this day ' s lessons did prepare; To-day will meet with triumph or despair. Bone ! though you wish you ' d never come ; Bone ! or you know when you ' ll go and where. X. And if the book you bone on strain and stress Ends in what all begins and ends in; yes, Think, then : if you have just a bare 2.5, Be deeply thankful that it is not less. XL The moving finger writes, and, having writ, Moves on, nor all your greasing, nor your wit, Can lure it back to cancel that 2.3; Nor all your tears can add one tenth to it. XII. Waste not your hour, nor in vain pursuit Of stripes and buzzards argue and dispute. Better far to have four buttons on your sleeve, Since then at morning roll-call you are mute. 165 XIII. Oh ! Pop, who re-exams, in " Calc " doth make, Though thou didst know our 2.5 was at stake. For all that wasted night of toil And pain — our forgiveness give and take ! XIV. Ah ! fellow-slaves, could you and I with him conspire To grasp this awful dynamo entire — Would we not shatter it to bits, and then In glory from the " skinny lab. " retire? XV. Indeed, the choir we have borne so long Have often tortured us with discord strong; Have filled our ears with flats that should be sharps, And killed their reputation with a song. XVI. And when at last to freedom we shall pass. To live no more together as a class : When you, remaining, meet at Madame Bond ' s, Think then of us — turn down an empty glass. 166 Fame, Honor, and Glory Along with its other blessings, the class of 1902 has received the usual share of the honored and renowned. Some of these were born great, like the Siamese Twins, Jo-Jo, the dog-faced boy, and Bruin Read; some have acquired greatness, like Dr. Munyon, Lydia Pinkham, and Teddy Kintner; there are others who have had greatness thrust upon them, like the King of Holland, Boni de Castellane, and Dick Wainwright; but still others have sallied forth and lustily slugged it with a sand bag, like Mark Hanna and Emory Land. For the ambitious youth, thirsting after the ambrosia of fame, there seems to be every sort of chance at the Naval Academy, owing to the various species of the article floating around loose, and the various methods of seining it in, according to individual tastes. Such fame is cheaper than flowers from Seidewitz, and more to be preferred than Chaney ' s carriages, or Bond ' s Bohemian dinners. Fame — what is it? A piece of white parchment, saying that for the past efforts of three years a special and unusual trust and confidence is reposed in the happy recipient by the omnipotent authorities. Therefore, fame is stripes. (Q. E. D.) All roads lead to Rome, except Maryland Avenue; so all roads lead to fame, except the Okla- homa Gate and Cemetery Bridge. Fame may be achieved by papping plebes, and by joining the ranks of the conscience fiends. It has been acquired by throwing oranges at the Master-at-arms, but that is of a different variety. The kind we speak of is most easily acquired by throwing bouquets at the ladies, or by playing love ditties ' neath their windows on the ever romantic guitar, 167 while under our breath we murmur the burden of our song : " We love you for your kindness, your sympathy, and your surpassing dinners " — also for the memory of certain importations that were not gold bricks. Some ' very few have won fame by criticising and condemning certain institutions of the Naval Academy — especially some of the civilian fixtures; by occasionally missing a train, and by more than occasionally falling in love. There are those who have acquired this same fame by attaching to themselves forever the remembrance of certain gold bricks introduced at the hops. Fame knocks ' at the door of the man who prints his name in block type with red ink, who smokes his cigarette with the truly blase correctness and nourish, who drops an occasional " r, " and who confesses through a megaphone his boundless admiration for certain gentlemen we all know, and their families. Fame may be won by running a line of jolly, second only to the great original conn game of Ananias. The subtle goddess waits for him who sinks the teaser, or floats the stocks of the flat-iron trust. , When we think of Thermopylae, we remember Leonidas; when we think of the conquests and victories of the Roman eagles, we remember the Caesars; when we think of tragedy, we remember yEschylus; but when we think of comedy, our minds turn instinctively to that occasion on which Willie and Dutchie ordered champagne extra sec by the glass. Even so we might multiply examples of fame, and of plain men who have become famous — at least in their own eyes. The future, in the guise of the succeeding classes, may deride, and at last forget the honor and fame of to-day. but we rest happy in the assurance that our glorious and honorable records are forever preserved in the Academic archives, and that our dress jackets with their array of stripes (?) are safely preserved on the front hook of a feminine closet. 168 Impenitent With golden head devoutly bowed, A sinner there, amidst the rest, She knelt, the fairest in the crowd, And every secret sin confessed. Each tiny fault was called to light With which her burdened heart was fraught; Each frailty, although so slight The angels would have deemed it naught. She paused, one sin alone remained, Two tears welled up, and though the while With crimson hue her cheek was stained, The red lips trembled with a smile. Again she saw with memory ' s eye A ship put slowly out to sea, And, standing clear against the sky, A middy ' s outline, bold and free. One moment more, and then she bent Her head again and heaved a sigh, " I ' m sorry, but I can ' t repent Of having kissed dear Ned good-bye! " 171 Side Talks with Naval Cadets Monk. — Dr. Woodbury ' s Institute is situated in Philadelphia. Bingy. — We would recommend the Star safety razor for your use. P. String. — The proper way to alight from a rapidly-moving trolley car is face first. Babbie. — Your request is unique, but we cannot answer it in these columns. Drast. — (i) Try Mellin ' s Food. It has helped others and may help you. (2) The " Hold-fast " is probably the best safety-pin on the market. Delmonico. — (1) Soup made of lukewarm water highly flavored with pepper is an excellent appetizer. (2) Rice pudding is never served with sauce in good society. Effusive. — It is not a good plan to be too free and easy with your superiors. Though not snobbish, they will appreciate a little consideration and courtesy. Refrain from slapping the O. C. on the back and calling him a jolly dog, for people of a retiring disposition often resent such attentions. A. B. C. — I think I fully understand your point of view about removing your cap when entering the office of the Commandant. This being a free country, one must uphold his independence; but could you not talk it over with him and effect a compromise. Cobbler. — Buckwheat cakes such as you describe would serve as an excellent substitute or sole leather. Why do you not try to obtain a patent on your discovery if you possess the recipe for the cakes. 172 Plebe. — The practice of balancing yourself on your head for a half-hour each day is the best remedy I know of for a swelling in that organ. Beast. — Insomnia is indeed a terrible affliction. You should endeavor to cease worrying. You evidently have a nervous temperament and allow little things to disturb and upset you. Invalid. — If you are afflicted with that tired feeling which prevents you from paying due attention to your studies, and causes you to dread violent exercise at drills, you should go to the hospital at once, as your condition is alarming. Van Geeser. — It is customary for young people to listen respectfully to the discourses of their elders, but they need not necessarily believe everything they hear. Due allowance must always be made for tricks of memory and the fact that events happening to men of vast experience are apt to become mixed. Under such conditions several small occurrences frequently combine to form one good story. Cough Man. — The use of toilet water, scents, soap, and other such luxuries has been abandoned by the ultra. Linen should be changed weekly, if possible. R. Pebble. — When making a friendly call or going for a promenade on a public highway, it is considered the proper thing to wear cuffs. Frencher. — No young boy of twenty-two should visit the city of Annapolis at night, as he is apt to get into trouble that might confine him to his room. Even the companionship of the watchman on his return will not justify such acts. Non-Reg. — Anything conspicuous or unusual in the way of dress is very bad form; and clothing of unusual cut or material is to be avoided. Everything should conform to a standard. Your hair should be worn tightly shingled or extending untrimmed down the neck. Freeze Out. — Steam heat in a living-room has been found very detrimental to brain work and injurious to health. The modern tendency is to fit all such rooms with refrigerators resembling in size and form the old radiators. 173 Student. — How can you expect to develop your brain when you give such limited attention to your studies. Forty pages in one subject for each day is far from being sufficient to fit you for your work in life. Try to cultivate the habit of studiousness. Three Stripes. — No; I cannot recommend the excessive use of grease externally, though it has found some favor among those afflicted with ambitious troubles. I would advise you to refrain from frequent application, as its use shows lack of consideration for your friends to whom it may be distasteful. Sleepy. — Your practice of lying in bed until six o ' clock in the morning is atrocious. No self- respecting and ambitious boy desirous of success would allow such a life of sloth and ease to master him. I should recommend your exposing yourself to an atmosphere ten degrees below zero before breakfast each morning for ten or fifteen minutes, standing motionless, without overcoat or outside wrap. asssooocw,; j«3K»J UN " vwjaaosss 174 Unprofessional Notes Repaired by Lieutenant Q. S. Dan Boozer. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the U. S. Navel Disrepute Vol. 9999 No Won Hole No Zip Powder. A new brand of talcum powder has recently come into general use, and from a comparison of the table sent us there is little variation in the cost of this powder and that of Colgate ' s. It has not yet been tried under service conditions, but its enthusiastic supporters claim that it will not cause erosion of dress jackets if brushed off immediately after returning from hops and spooning. As far as we are able to ascertain, its chemical formula is as follows: 2 SO,FT 9 C(HE) EKS 2 , which clearly shows there is one molecule of HE present. New Smokeless Cigarettes. New Naval Academy Cigarettes: — Naval Cadet C. S. Kerrick has patented (date of Hindoostan patent, December, 1902) a new smokeless cigarette, which is briefly described as follows: Bull Durham fibre, which is first cousin to the Egyptian fibre, of the kind insoluble in a mixture of beer and whiskey in ordinary temperatures, is worked seven days a week (not too weak) in a papping machine while subjected to an uncomfortably high temperature, such as is experienced June week. This resulting colloidal substance mixed with Kentucky corn juice, when dried, has 177 given excellent satisfaction to cadets. This new cigarette is not believed by its advocates to deteriorate after confiscation by the O. C, which, strange to relate, increases somewhat the dangers attending its use, but this danger is more than counterbalanced by the fact that cadets can now smoke on the streets of Annapolis Saturday afternoons, as the products of combustion are invisible. Ammunition. Capped Projectiles: — Just as the last issue of the notes were about to be closed and sent to the printer. I noticed in the last foreign mail that the Germans were increasing the length of caps on their projectiles, and were making the projectiles themselves heavier. Subsequent exhaustive inquiry has revealed the astonishing and startling fact that if these plans be carried out as proposed the caps on their projectiles will be longer, and that the projectiles will be increased in weight. Our credulity is very much stretched, and this is MM pen trop fort. It is like saying that a man who is hung died from suspension of the heart-beats. Instruments Used in Action. A Knew Smoke Detector: — Lieutenant Lookfalter. according to the Army and Navy Eight- inch Magazine,, has invented an automatic smoke detector which fills a long-felt want among officers-in-charge. A specially prepared paper, which has been chemically treated with our new chocolate dessert, will, when exposed in an atmosphere tainted ever so little with minute traces of tobacco smoke, indicate by its change of color whether the offense is " room smelling of tobacco " or " smoking. " This new paper must be carried by the O. C. in his daily inspections. A special auto- matic device, by means of a system of levers working a lug against a cam surface, operates a kind of firing pin, which is released by the " see-er, " and registers the names of the offenders, and, by a suitable mechanical arrangement, counters indicate the number of times the guilty party has been reported. It is earnestly hoped by those interested that it will not be introduced in the Naval Academy until after June, 1902. 178 Guns: Firing. After many years of patient experimenting, Herr K. Brown has announced the development of his new wire-wound gun, if the German papers can be relied upon. While no official records of the performance of this remarkable gun are obtainable, it is rumored that it has undergone many severe and trying tests in a manner most satisfactory to Herr Brown. While the bore was found to be somewhat scored after several trials, this has not seriously impaired its efficiency; the scoring was probably due to excessive temperature at the time of discharge and to the escape of gas past the mushroom head. The amount of erosion could not be measured. It is sixty calibres in length and has a muzzle velocity of 3400 foot-seconds. Weight could not be ascertained, as it is to be kept secret until a future date. A New Gas Check. News reached us before the last issue of the notes that a new gas check had been patented by the P. Finni Sash, Door, and Blind Factory, of Oshkosh, Wis., U. S. A., but we were unable to discuss it in that issue. The usual soft, plastic, greasy pad used by Simmers is employed, but the rest of the arrangement is unique and suggests the Hendersonian style of manufacture. There are three split class rings instead of the two split steel rings formerly used, which arrangement will permit spoony men to manage three powder(ed) cases at one time without serious difficulty. The usual frictionless washer and ball bearings are omitted, as in the Hendersonian style. Professional Publications. We have before us the new publication, " Mechanical Withdrawing, " Jno. Wildy and Sons, publishers. It is, indeed, an excellent little treatise, and its compiler richly merits the sobriquet of the " Author-Engineer. " In this treatise no attempt is made to find the methods of practical work in use in most drafting rooms, and to give these methods in detail for those studying mechanical drawing. The author has endeavored to eliminate any personal peculiarity of method, and has based 179 the treatise on the methods in use in the wilds of darkest Africa, as far as these methods could be ascertained. The two chapters devoted to the complete and careful explanation of the use of the forty-five and sixty degree triangles are indeed interesting : in them he clearly elucidates the principle that by their judicious use angles of forty-five and sixty degrees can be drawn without the use of steel protractors. Notes. The Department of Navigation, U. S. N. A., has recently applied for a patent on an endless chain, which, they hope, will serve to compel the first class to refrain from carefully and thoughtfully carrying off the bewitched, useless tables from room M. We note with pleasure the appointment of Lieutenant Clew-jigger Vesuvius to the superin- tendency of the Naval Fun Extractory at Washington. His latest invention, the " auto-make-a-2.5, " is becoming very popular among the ordance experts, one of the principal recommendations being that we have all been shipmates with it. In the last edition of the Police Gazette we noticed that Herr Krupp has instituted proceedings against the Maxim-Vickers firm for forging a De Bange gas check. fi ;.V %p. w 180 Sample Examination Questions Time allowed for one examination, six questions, two hours, ten minutes of which is always used by the instructor in explaining the paper. Regulations concerning examinations, paragraphs 124 to 146, must be followed. A liberal deduction is made from one ' s mark for bad penmanship, carelessness, misspelling, or lack of neatness. Maximum exam, ever made, 4.0 by the class on Pop ' s calc. exam.; minimum, .1 by Charlie Kerrick. English. Name and give date of birth and death of all missionaries mentioned in Eliot ' s history. Quote Constitution of the United States, omitting clauses 2 and 3, section 4, and discuss fully. At North Pole, sailing ship under all plain sail, caught in ice and sinking; write official letter to Navy Department, giving position of North Pole and condition of secondary battery. Give day of week, hour, minute, and second, to two decimal places, on which the first gun was fired in the " Chesapeake " - " Shannon " fight (year and month not 181 required); also detailed description of uniform worn by Lawrence. What part did Boston take in the Revolution? Give rule 17 of Hart ' s Punctuation. Skinny. Define fully and sketch : dynamo inductance. Hertz waves, reluctance, henry, optical delusion, electricity, remanence, hysteresis, characteristic, polarized light, oscillator, erg, boule, permeability. Give all the theories of light, heat, sound, and electricity ever advanced, and discuss fully. Which theories are held by the Department, and why are these the correct ones? Given a compound, long-shunt dynamo; and that F=f — sh(T-t) LD; that polarized light travels at the rate of 120,000 miles a minute; and that I have been in this Department for thirty-five years; prove that Carnot ' s heat engine would be perfect if any such engine were possible. Sketch the system of arc lighting used by the city of London. Seamanship. Give one reason why " Modern Seamanship " should be studied at the Naval Academy. (Anyone who is able to give a reason may omit the remainder of the question.) Quote rules of the road. Being sent as boat officer in steam launch with pleasure party, boiler blows up, killing all the crew and passengers: what do? Boxhaul teaser, wind from instructor. What system of buoyage is used on the northern coast of Siberia? Same. Annapolis harbor? At Annapolis, wind S. W.; give direction of wind in Pacific ocean, and trace all storm centres in Mediterranean sea. Extra question: Why will Pryor get a 3.8? Mathematics. [No one in this Department having been able to solve the problems given, and each instructor having obtained different results, they will be omitted until such time as the French Academy de- termine the correct answers.] 182 Drawing. How do I say to draw a straight line? Illustrate by showing improper and proper methods, as given in pamphlet. Give methods used in Drawing Department of the Naval Academy. [This may be answered briefly in twenty-five pages.] State briefly how you would avoid the mistakes made in drawing by Mr. Puleston. Make finished drawing of a turret from the blue-print furnished, showing three views, and indicating different metals by conventional hatching. Steam. [This question has been carefully written and the wording considered, and absolutely no questions about it will be answered, the meaning being perfectly clear to the Department.] Draw character- istic indicator cards of a grasshopper engine, showing the four-bar motion by means of this, proving that each is true. Same for marine engine. In a train of seventeen wheels, will the last wheel move with or against the hands of a watch? Name, sketch, and describe all the different types of boilers made, and tell on which ships of. our Navy each may be found. Describe all differences between the American customs and usages and those given in the text-books studied. Describe imaginary boiler test of a steam engine, including Prony Brake. Explain system of steam heating in use here, and deduce by any method given in Gow the lowest temperature possible to obtain by this system. Thence deduce the latent heat of ice. 183 The Latest Victory All the leaves were fluttering wildly, Old 2.5 looked stern and grim, For a saucy little Rebel Fought with old-time Rebel vim. Black eyes flashed and red lips pouted. Angry answers fell like rain, Fierce and fiercer raged the battle ' Neath the trees in Lover ' s Lane. ' And I hate you, " said the maiden, " You ' ve maligned the South again, ' Better die than be discourteous, ' Is the text of Southern men. ' Tis a lesson all the Yankees Should have learned, it seems to me, When our fathers fought your fathers In the days of ' 63. " Then around the little Rebel Stole an arm in Navy blue; " Since you hate me so, " he answered. " I ' ve the right to worship you ! ' Love your enemies, ' " he added, " Is the text of Northern men. " And the leaves in triumph murmured. " Well, our Navy ' s won again. " 184 Things We Try to Believe (i) That there is another hell after death. (2) That Van would as soon be shot at by a one-pounder as a squirt gun. (3) That riding astride a thirteen-inch gun on recoil is a harmless amusement. (4) That " steam radiator " isn ' t a misnomer. (5) That the O. C. really believes what he writes on the bill-of-fare concerning the quality of our food. (6) That Suze Campbell is twenty years old. (7) That Beast Townsend and Jubal Early had a 2.5 in the subject of energy. (8) That Land was ever a modest, unassuming little boy in kilts. (9) That our monthly money is conducive to extravagance. (10) That Puleston was ever in the first Skinny section. (11) That A. W. uses cuss words only at sea. (12) That Hungry could tell whether or not he was in the navigable semicircle, if a cyclone struck him. (13) That we had too much liberty on the cruise. (14) That the " King " knows enough about drawing to write a book on it. (15) That the first class were the ones who were guilty of childishness the night they were turned out. 185 (i6) That Washy was ever a horrid, vulgar little boy. (17) That the Oklahoma gate wasn ' t intended for our use. (18) That the new buildings will ever be completed. (19) That somebody doesn ' t make money on the pamphlets and books we buy. (20) That our life in Goldsborough Row was not a dream, after all. (21) That Charlie Kerrick ever did anything to deserve one stripe. (22) That a Navy doctor knows a sore toe from acute gastritis. (23) That quinine is a cure for every disease known. (24) That K. Brown puts up a good bluff and is soaked. (25) That our griddle cakes are made out of buckwheat. (26) That the Saturday afternoon tea party was established as a boon to cadets. (27) That it is a misdemeanor to send a large wash to the laundry. (28) That Darst ever got past plebe year. (29) That Jimmy Reed knows what he ' s kicking about. (30) That the instructor always knows all about the subject he teaches. (31) That Monday night setting-up drills produce a marked improvement in the battalion. (32) That the books we bone are all elementary treatises. (33) That Woodruff ever had anything the matter with his foot. (34) That the O. C. would have formation outside if he had to stand in ranks. (35) THAT WE ' LL GET OUR COMMISSIONS IN JUNE. 186 Our associates, Math, and Skinny, with whom we had been so closely identified for fonr long years, having passed away, it was deemed but fitting that they should be consigned to their eternal resting place with the honors due them through the havoc they had wrought; and to the class of 1902, their closest and dearest friends, was assigned the duty of arranging for the funeral obsequies. The exercises were held on Friday evening, February 7th, when the following impressive cere- monies took place. The funeral cortege, Master of Ceremonies L. B. Porterfield in charge, headed by the Naval Academy band, left the home of the deceased. Main Quarters, at 8:30 p. m. The 190 funeral car, a lofty and imposing bier with the latest automobile attachment, accompanied by the pall-bearers and followed by the archbishop and his chaplain, with their attendant acolytes, moved slowly down the main walk. Close behind walked the sorrowing members of 1902, clad in appropriate garb to fittingly express the deep grief which the death of the honored departed had caused them. In slow and mournful cadence the procession moved onward between long ranks of deeply-moved spectators till they reached the shrine of the great God " 2.5, " the guardian spirit of the two for whom they mourned. Halting here, the boy orator and poet. Si Klegg Finney, of Oshkosh, rendered the following original odes as appropriate to the occasion, being brief accounts of incidents in the careers of the deceased : — Rd9 wrote a book, And it was full of rot; The first time that I saw the book I fainted on the spot. I carried it to school one day A 2.5 to accrue. And found a way to do it all — The formula was Q. It ' s high upon my wardrobe now No more in Math, we bust, The pages are in pieces torn. The covers full of dust. Sing a song of integrals And increments of time: Isn ' t that a lovely thought To hand out in a rhyme? When you differentiate You ' re in an awful muss. But when you try to integrate You just begin to cuss. Little Harry Atwater sat in the corner Computing the value of ir, He entered the table and picked out a log And said, " Oh how savey am I. " Hey diddle diddle, the Cit plays the fiddle To make cadets dance to his tune ; The Academic Board laughs to see such sport For no one gets time to spoon. A Skinny instructor went to the lab.. To give his poor section P-work; And when he got there Of cadets it was bare (And there was a big pap next day.) Our little Dolly tried to run Paul, Our little Dolly had a great fall. Now, all of his savoir and all of his grease, Can ' t keep little Dolly off of the trees. I 9 I There was a man in our class who was not wondrous wise, He busted on a Math. exam, and got no more 2.5 ' s ; And when he saw his grease was gone, with all his might and main He busted on a Skinny exam, and found th ' result the same. Teddy, Teddy, always steady, How does your mark book look? i ' s and 2 ' s and a 3 for Suse And a zip if ' tain ' t like the book. Dick be nimble ! Dick be quick ! Work after taps or your mark will look sick. When the audience had sufficently recovered from the effects of this treat, the procession moved to the covered platform a short distance away, where our great statesman, Richard Croker Peterson, delivered an oration upon some of the questions of the day. Mr. Peterson held his audience spellbound by the magic of his words, and the intense silence was broken only occasionally by a deep, uncontrollable sob from the mourners. He said, in brief: Ladies and Gentlemen, Fellow Mourners, Senior Lady Present: — I have been requested by the Academic Board to address you this evening, and, if possible, to put you in closer touch with this little world of ours, thus opening the series of lectures for the year One Thousand Nineteen Hundred and Two. They have asked me to leave untouched the treasures of science with which you have been so long familiar, to your discomfort, and review as far as may be in my power in a limited time the great political questions of the day. Before beginning, I wish to express my deep appreciation to the members of the Math, and Skinny Departments who are here present to-night. Their presence might seem to indicate the uneasy mind, but I forbear — we are all sat. The big math, chief, of whom the poet says, In mathematics he was greater Than Tycho Brahe or Erra Pater, For he by geometric scale Could take the size of pots of ale, Resolve by sines and tangents straight If bread or butter wanted weight, And wisely tell the hour o ' th ' day The clock does strike by Algebra. has my sympathy. 192 Passing to the questions of the day, naturally, finance at once claims our attention. Much has been said and written of free silver, but no one has ever brought forward free quicksilver. We want it in dishes, or, rather, we will in the spring. With quicksilver you can get anything on earth and then you can take the sun. There is a drawback, however: with the Head of the Nav. Department standing by, it is sixteen to one that you don ' t get it. It may be of interest of explain to you the various kinds of notes that have been issued since your entry into this little kingdom. There are many kinds of notes; a few I might mention are bank notes; My Notes on Drawing Room Methods, or Every Man his own Draughtsman; Notes on How to Explode a Boiler; Notes on Naval Destruction; and, last but not least, partial payment notes of the first class to all tailors within a radius of five hundred miles. It would be useless to expatiate on bank notes, as you will never have any use for them. I would particularly warn you against the second variety, namely, " My Notes on the Drawing Room, " for there are those who have been known to have served a month ' s time through connection with them. It is rumored that the market is soon to be flooded with these; so beware, ye coming plebes, or ye shall be buncoed. The Notes issued from time to time by the United Skinny Mint can never be understood, and, worse still, the most skillful have failed at counterfeiting them. You are compelled to buy, but you couldn ' t swap one of them for a package of Bull. As a financial maxim, I urge the plebes to always remember that some script is good but Descript is no good. It is with great perturbation that we view the phenomenal increase in riches and resources of the United Skinny Department. Three years since, it could boast of nothing better than Stone(s), now it has Jewell(s) — a bad Oman for the youngsters. But, in the words of one of our most cele- brated citizens, the greatness of the Skinny Department lies not in its text-books but in its instructors. Nowhere has expansion been more pronounced than in the regions of the Steam Department. We read with astonishment of the enormous cost of English expansion in South Africa, but, gentlemen, has not expansion in Steam imposed an Offley-Bieg-Warburton on us? Have we not labored in vain for two years to reduce this Warburton? The Bible urges us to be cheerful in the face of trials and difficulties, but in this exceptional case there is but one remedy — get Moody. The Seamanship •93 Department evidently intends to expand everything to the limit, except marks. I have evidence that hereafter the loss of hair will be included in that mighty list of things that are " properly a matter of seamanship. " The other day the Dago was discussing the relative merits of the mackintosh with and without the hood, when one of the minions of the Seamanship Department chimed in, saying, " Craven ' your pardon, Mr. Simmers, and seein ' as you Grant it, I take the liberty of telling you that wearin ' a Hood will make you Bald-win you ' re still young. " You are all, doubtless, somewhat familiar with the controversy in Greater New York over the Sunday Closing Law. By a singular coincidence, we, of this little monarchy, find ourselves in favor of a tight Saturday. The Saturday Closing Law has its friends and — its enemies. We are unalter- ably opposed to the opening of the side doors of the shed to the few who are fortunate to belong to the Cit ' s aristocracy, to the exclusion of the many who are not mentioned in Skinny ' s peerage. Trees, family or otherwise, should carry no special privileges with them. We have all seen our comrades, of a Saturday afternoon, staggering from the fountain of knowledge under a heavy load of logar(ithms). We are compelled to extend our sympathy to the purveyors of knowledge who bone not. yet know it all. They cheerfully work overtime to satisfy the ravenous appetites of those who would drink from the great barrel of savoir even of a Saturday afternoon. We must never forget, however, that it is in their power to stop this illicit traffic by refusing to grant any more passes into the shed. The following needed reforms are respectfully submitted to the Superintendent for his approval, and, of course, we all know that thev will be embodied in the next addition to the Regulations : - .-, i i. That the useless tables be chained to the desks in Room M. 2. That exams, be given out the day before, so that all may have a chance to make a 2.5. 3. That hereafter all cadets be provided with a stenographer and type-writer at all Skinny exams. 4. That the size of Skinny exams, be limited to 3 ft. x 5 ft. 5. That first classmen be excused from attendance at all official tea parties. 6. That cadets be required to say grace before entering Room O. Annex. 194 7. That nothing but Atwater ' s slush shall be used on torpedoes. 8. That hereafter hot water be supplied to the bathrooms instead of hot steam. In closing, it is an infinite pleasure for me to announce for the first time an invention by one of our faculty, which, when boomed in the Sunday edition of the Nezu York Journal, will give him world-wide fame. The renowned Cit has perfected his model of the Carnot heat engine, and has applied it to an automatic shovel with which he hopes to dig the Nicaragua Canal. It is rumored that his compatriot. Pop, has already worked out the curves to n + q flood gates. Leaving you to these pleasant thoughts, gentlemen, I bid you — Good Night. After the prolonged applause which greeted his efforts had subsided, the orator resumed his place in ranks, and the line of inarch was continued to the armory where the last rites were to be performed. Here, after having read a few telegrams from absent friends, the master of ceremonies, Mr. Porterfield, paid the following touching tribute to the dead: — " Math, and Skinny are dead, and the government at Annapolis still lives. " Fellow-mourners, our hearts are filled with sorrow to-night. Only four short years ago, we were adopted by a kind and paternal government, and were commanded to dwell together within these walls in order that we might gather knowledge and wisdom world without end. All things have a beginning, and in the same manner so shall all things have an end, — and as we began with nothing and have ended with nothing, let us remember that the Academic Board has given and the Academic Board has taken away — blessed be the name of the Academic Board. Oh, Math., when first we felt thy gentle influence stealing over us, we began to realize the errors of our ways, and the ring-tailed Monk from Red Hill was heard to murmur in his innocent slumbers, " Our Pop, who art within the Academic limits, let Misfortune be my name — I have striven for an education and have found Marcus Aurelius— the ghost of Faust has haunted me, and the most uneducated people know what Theta and Beta are. What hope can there be for me? " But a voice still and small, like unto that of Boy Osburn, was heard saying, " Lose not heart, my son; for, as thy marks have been small, Dick Wain- 195 wright ' s and Cohen ' s shall be smaller, and Beast Townsend shall sleep on forever. " Time passed on, and remarkable things were revealed unto us. Brooks found a Marvel one day, and, on the week ending, the Marvel found Brooks. We had just grown accustomed to elementary Math, when Skinny descended upon us like a thief in the night. Joe Richardson found it a ' ' cinch, " but no man can serve two masters, consequently, we passed on to Hydrogen. Spuds Corning wore a smile in March and wore the Navy blue in September. Such are the glories of the wooden section; for, when we played with the easy ones, Robbie umpired the game. Roxie saw visions of tobacco smoke rising from lead pencils, and Dick Croker Peterson filled his board with striking generalities. , Hygrometry threw us into a trance, and Woolsey ' s Elementary aroused within our hearts the frantic desire to kill. But. as Woolsey watched x increase and vanish, he told us that it was all a matter of simple integration, and we closed our eyes and believed. Tune gave us daily concerts on the organ pipes, and the Saturday Tea Party was established for better or for worse. Honor and class standing are much to be desired, but a 2.5 brings that peace and quietude of soul which is better than worldly distinction. When, in May. A. D. 1901, Math, was embalmed to await the occasion of the present interment, we cast aside all thought of study and embarked on a practice cruise. Truth is a Jewel found in the bottom of a well — we have found the Jewel, and have accepted it as truth. " Right you are, " and the world has but one Cit. Questions have been raised daily and windows have been raised occasionally by the kind permission of the Senior Lady present. Oh, Math. ! the transformations that have taken place since thou hast been embalmed are as varied and sudden as the loves of Lee Pryor. Bruin Read no longer growls, and String Puleston was in the first section. Look to thy laurels, Sylvanus Thompson; we have hitherto trusted in thee, and trust is everything, but there can be no Trust but the Flat-iron syndicate. Verily, since thou dost over-compound and Bobby Wallace doth over-expound, why, then, is not verbosity electricity, and why is not electricity verbosity? Who can now say that there is a difference between a Gramme ring and a two-pound cabbage? The hours we have spent with thee have been an epoch in a series to which there can be no parallel. And now that we have suffered in silence, let us rejoice in moderation — even as Jeffie Davis sips his Garfield tea. Math, was a pirate, but Skinny was a table-stake limit. The battle has been 196 fought, and the sounds of conflict are no longer heard — but I say unto you that victory is not yet ours — even as I speak, the proud banner of arrogant Castile rises in the distance and the " pjerkios " have received their second curtain call. Bear well in mind that although there is an infinity behind us, there is an eternity in front of us. Let us then attempt to make our lives one continual round of pleasure, even though we are perforce compelled to buy our socks from Cohen, and to listen to Atwater ' s eternal jokes. And I would say unto second classmen that, even though you are blessed with a Ward-like countenance and a truly Brisbinian versatility, yet shall you take double altitudes and learn countless wrinkles in Navigation before your day of deliverance comes. But when you are downcast and your burden has become too heavy to bear, remember Bainbridge and Bean, Decatur and Dowling. There may come in the dimly dim and most distantly distant future, a day, when there will be no modern Seamanship, when we are not officers-of-the-deck of the " Indiana, " ' and do not hear fog whistles off our starboard bow, when Scotch boilers grow on trees, and when there is no prospect of our ever being shipmates with the Mark VI firing lock. In this twentieth century Utopia, all quarrels and misunderstandings will cease, and mankind will cease to worship the great god What-do? We may then expect to see universal peace and good fellowship. The cold air ice-machine and Carnot ' s heat engine will puff along contentedly, side by side. Crittenden will receive his diploma, and the powder division will be mustered, and both Burke and Davis will be present. If it come, we shall welcome it; if it do not, we shall not be disappointed. The knowledge that we have gained has benefitted us, not insomuch as that we have gained knowledge, but from the experience of gaining it. Therefore. I say unto ye — be ye philosophers all and seek wisdom and knowledge in the future, being guided at all times by the harrowing experiences of the past. When he had concluded this eloquent effort, Mr. Porterfield retired, leaving the stand to Arch- bishop Parker, who read, in an impressive and affecting manner the burial service as follows: — Dearly beloved brethren: — These corpses have moved us in sundry places to acknowledge and confess our manifold busts and woodiness; and although we ought at all times to carry a heavy 197 bluff, yet ought we chiefly to lay it aside when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for this great deliverance that we have received from their hands. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to rejoice with me, with a glad heart and weeping voice, around this long-awaited bier. Ye wretched and unmerciful demons: we have often busted, though we stayed by thy text-books and lost sleep. We have foiled at last the devices and desires of your black hearts. We have omitted commas from the Skinny laws. We have left unboned those things which we ought to have boned; and we have boned those things which we ought not to have boned; but our luck was with us. Amen. I am the finish of plebes and youngsters, saith the Head of the Math. Department; he that in the beginning hitteth the wooden section, though he were savey, yet shall he resign; and whosoever boneth through the night, with a photographic mind, shall never bilge. I know that in the Cit mine equal liveth, and that he shall gnaw at this last hour upon his beard; and though after the calories destroy these bodies, yet in their image will we bring forth others, and the eyes of the night-owl shall behold them, how they turn out the wooden from one corridor into another. We helped no one into this place; but it is certain we assisted many out. Your bluff gave, and our bluff hath taken away; lucky be the name of him that bluffeth us. Amen. Behold, O Math., thou hast made our days, as it were, all night long; and our savoir is even as nothing in respect to thee; and verily our boning was altogether smoke. For the greaser dis- quieteth himself in vain : he heapeth up bluffs, and cannot tell who shall call them. O Woolsey, thou hast had us guessing from one semi-an. to another. Before thy Mechanics were brought forth, or even the new Math. Department was made, thou wast laying for us in the Steam Building. Thou turnest man to nervous prostration; for a thousand words in thy mouth are but as one four-cusped hypocycloid of soft soap; seeing that thou windest up. as a dollar watch, in the night. 198 As soon as thou scatterest hot air, we are even as asleep; but verily we smoke up and wax pro- fane, in thy wrathful examinations. In the midst of death we are in life; for even as we deliver up these dead bodies, so hath Unwin been delivered up to us. O spare us a little, that we may recover our sanity, before we go hence, and be no more seen — boning. Caloric be to Hall and Knight, to Daniell, and unto Balfour Stewart; who made it in the beginning, as now, and ever shall be : busting without end. Amen. Here beginneth the last verse of the last chapter of the Barnacles of St. George. Behold, I shew you a mystery: We did not all sleep, but Carlos boned, in the Annex, by the twinkling of an electric light, until the first trump, and it advantaged him not; but now hath he taken to his bed, and become a savoir, and the marvel of them that slept. O ye second classmen, youngsters, and plebes, be ye greasy and abounding in bluff; for ye have but a few years more to bone. Be not too wise on another man ' s blackboard : secret rubbering corrupteth white instructors. Neither let thy curiosity get the upper hand of thee; for he that communeth with the instructor ' s marks standeth in jeopardy of ragging the same from the bulletin board. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and in what form do they come back? Thou fool, behold those gibes which we sowed, as youngsters, among the Dagoes, how they have qui ckened and borne fruit, that hangeth low upon the tree. The wooden section in Math, had Pollock, a man of the earth, earthy: wherein they went up against their finish. But inasmuch as John Arwine hath risen from the dead; so ye may know that they who have Proctor are not as men without hope. Now this I say. O Boy, that thou look not to thy neighbor as thyself; lest thy days be short in the chase that thine instructor leadeth thee. Skinny, that is born of Math., deliver Danny Ghent from Sylvanus Thompson; and make him not a nightowl unto the morning. 199 All cits are not the same cits, saith Kerrick; for there be the cits of Skinny, and there be the cits of English; and when the English shall become Skinny, then verily shall the price of real estate diminish. Blessed is the Beast, that sitteth down upon a steam-pipe; for he shall rise again. O all ve greasy things that crawl before the instructor, beware ye of Carnot; for what man among you canst lubricate a heat engine? O Jewell, where is thine equivalent? O Puley, where is thy string? The next lesson is written upon the second class bulletin board. Belived Cit, the Head of the Skinny Department, who desireth not the death of these sinners, but rather that they should return us to the tea-party and live; get thee away back, and sit thee down. Remember not, Cit, our aversion; neither take thou vengeance on our bilgers. Spare them, O Cit, from the fine print of Daniel!, and from thine everlasting examinations. Forasmuch as it hath pleased the Academic Board to take out of our midst the souls of these departed wretches, we therefore commit their bodies to the Devil; looking for their immediate resurrection, in gloating ecstasy, to soak those we leave behind. Second classmen to bluff; young- sters to bone; plebes to bust. If then, after the manner of all things, these tormentors have met their finish — what care we whether they rise or not? Let us eat, and drink, and be merry, for we have but four mouths more before we live. Amen. Not a dry eye was to be seen in the hall when this beautiful service was completed; hushed, choking sobs were heard on all sides as the gyrene guard deployed as a firing party and saluted the remains with three volleys; and all self-control vanished as the bugler, H. Atwater, executed that sacred ballad, " Taps, " over the graves. Feeling that the scene was becoming too strenuous, and that the awful strain would unseat the reason of some of the weaker minds, the master of cere- monies signalled to the band, which broke forth into a joyous pieon of thanksgiving. Forgetting 200 the dead, the mourners entered into the spirit of this martial music and moved up and down the hall in the graceful evolutions of the cake-walk. The entertainment was unfortunately brought to an abrupt close by the sounding of a bona-fide taps, which sent the participants to seek rest, conscious of a duty well performed. 201 s P «Nj»- fly ( r Qco4iA° Kf- a T PSl S «4v n i ? 1 At the close of our summer cruise, while almost all of the first class were saying, " No more of the briny deep for me, " four lovers of the sea were preparing for the " Center ' s " annual cruise in Chesapeake Bay. Helped, as we were, by the generosity of the powers that be, and by Babbie ' s housewifely talents, the rigging of the yacht was a pleasure, indeed. After a very enjoyable moonlight party given to Annapolis friends, we put the yacht in commission and set sail for Baltimore. 202 H. 2 We came to anchor off the Baltimore Yacht Club, and, as their guests, few were the cares that beset us, — Babbie ' s jokes, Nick ' s flute, and Willie ' s incoherent talk. Our Baltimore friends entertained us royally; the Baltimore Yacht Club put at our dis- posal their elegant club-house and beautiful grounds, and our colored minstrels (cook, butler, and valet, as occasion demanded) made life agreeable aboard ship. Dinner parties were the order of the day, and life was such a dream of happiness that even our " Brackton " friend gave up his " unique " ways. One bright morning saw our course set for Annapolis. On our arrival we woke the dormant old town from her slumber of ages. Many there are who still remember our visit, associated as it was with club smokers, dinner parties, etc. Here Babbie showed his true spirit of gallantry and hospitality, — only thirteen maidens succumbed to his wiles, survived his puns, and accepted his invitation to dinner, much to the con- sternation of our chef. Deeming Babbie ' s heart-breaking of one day suffi- cient for all of us, we set off for " Old Point, " four bells and a jingle. We anchored off Hampton Roads, but soon moved to New- port News. Here we encountered the formidable North Atlantic Squadron. As our little craft passed under the stern of the flag- ship and dipped its colors, we thought that the commotion was due to pleasure at seeing us; but, ah! how soon undeceived. As we rounded to, dropped anchor, and swung out the boom, our imposing battery of one gun roared out its challenging salute in true man-of-war stvle. No one but Willie ever realized what had been done. 203 Orders from the guard-boat. " Commanding officer, report aboard the flagship immediately. " aroused us from slumbers next morning. The cook manned the gig. while Nick and his flute did honors at the gangway as our noble " Captain Willie " marched to glory ! What happened aboard the flagship has always been more or less of a secret, but from that moment it was noticeable that we were no longer a yacht, but the U. S. S. " Robert Center. " and Dutch and his cannon were in disgrace. The usual program of dinner parties and good times was carried out at this port. A fond recollection that we shall ever have is the day Jack O ' Reilly spent aboard. Little did we dream that the visit which the Kid and Dutch paid him a few days later was to be the last time that any of 1902 would ever see him again. At " The News " Nick bade us farewell, and our tall, handsome creature also left us. We moved to Willie ' s centre of attraction — Norfolk — with Portsmouth across the river. " Thank you ! I ' ll have a glass of cold water ! " The heavens fairly wept the day the Kid arrived to join us. Whether this was due to the masterful and self-assured manner with which he stowed the contents of a barrel which he found on deck is not certain. Be it said to his credit that he stowed it in the. sideboard. During our stay here we enjoyed the hospitality of the Norfolk Boat Club. This culminated in the return of Nick, whom we induced to go back to Annapolis with us. The last night we spent here. Willie encountered the follo wing difficult problem: he was on the dock at 2 a. m., and our boat was tied up to our stern. Ordinarily this would have been solved by a shrill boat whistle which each of us carried for hailing the yacht. An oyster boat lying at the dock solved (?) the problem for him. In stepping into it he only missed it a few inches. We 204 wrung him out dry the next morning. This is the only record we have during the cruise of any of our cast-iron constitutions being endangered by a liability to rust. One beautiful morning we weighed anchor, and while passing " Old Point, " a landing party con- ducted by the Kid resulted in the capture of Nick and one quart of milk. Thus began our eventful trip up the Bav. A heavy blow that carried away a jib. and nearly did the same to all the crew, kept us busy all night. Excitement was rife. The night was pitch-black, a heavy blow was on,, all our deck was awash, and our headsail gone; still there, in the middle of Chesapeake Bay, were four of the merriest middies that ever existed. So hard was the blow that we were com- pelled to put in to shore the next morning in search of waters smooth enough for the cook to get breakfast without having to be belayed to his stove. We put in at Annapolis for supplies. Being becalmed off Thomas Point Light, with no lights aboard, an expedition to the " Santee " was planned. A five-mile row by Nick in search of a steam launch resulted in a five-mile row back by the Kid; the generosity of the authorities only extended to six candles and a quart of lard oil, instead of the steam launch. Luckily a fresh breeze sprung up. and we sailed in at 10 p. m., all hands ready to go ashore. Earh r the next morning saw us under way, attracted by that lodestone — Baltimore. This short trip of five hours ended in a fog, which compelled us to anchor just within Fort Carroll Light. The 205 pn next day On this v saw us again opposite the Baltimore Yacht Club, ready for another round of pleasure, isit we renewed our old acquaintance of two weeks previous. Our dinners to Balti- more friends and members of the Yacht Club were successful. The recollection of the last one, which was held on a rainy night, will always stay with us, especially with the Kid. After dinner, Willie and the Kid adjourned to the Yacht Club and enjoyed that " last night " of which they still talk. Many were the " congenial spirits " they must have met. Two cadet visitors relieved the yacht of its surplus funds, and enticed Dutch and Deacon to town for the evening. About 10 a. m., the next day, all hands got up our mud hook for home, carrying with us recollections that will be with us for many years. After a good run of about six hours, we arrived at the Academy, ready for duty. The " Center " was put out of commission with many regrets, and thus ended the pleasantest month that most of us ever expect to enjoy. If variety is the spice of life, we certainly are well seasoned. The " 1902 " crew wish to express their hearty appreciation of the hospitality extended to them on every hand, and to thank those who placed it in their power to embark on this cruise. May " 1903 " be as successful. Here ' s to the " Center, " and to her kind donor, Here ' s to the friends of our ship and our crew, Here ' s to the Navy girls who make life upon her The long dream of happiness enjoyed by a few. Here ' s to the yacht clubs, the boat clubs, and smokers, Here ' s to the spirits we met while at sea, All were congenial, and happy they made us. Here ' s to our successors of 1903. 206 The O P Base-ball Game The great metropolitan business centre and P. O. of Orient Point was on the lift with excite- ment. Even the jackass belonging to the Revenue Collector was hanging his head out of the coal shed window with a satisfied grin enlightening his Satanic countenance. A handsome, green-straked tally-ho, of the springless type peculiar to Orient Point, dashed up, drawn by a couple of superb chargers. As the hayrack came to rest, out tumbled twelve valorous middies, due for a good time with the excited natives, who inspected the new- comers in true Oriental fashion. The old boy with the paint-brush orna- ments was dying to show what a true sport and gamester he was, so at length he grew so bold as to ask if these callow youths could play base-ball. On being informed that any- thing from polo up to poker and down to basket-ball would suit, he was properly tickled, and dispatched scouts in all directions to call in the Orient Point B. B. C. The captain was found trimming a hedge, the first baseman was shingling the barn, and the pitcher was found comfortably seated in the lee of the haystack with a jug. The other members were torn away from similar diversions. While waiting for the B. B. C, it became necessary to bump Atwater according to routine. (For particulars 207 consult " Places in Which I Have Been Bumped, " Vol. II. by Atwater.) About the same time our fluent and garrulous business manager. Cook, launched into a stirring expatiation on the prowess of the Navy team. He even offered a side bet of fifty dollars, which offer he forcibly backed up by loudly jingling together in his pocket a jack-knife and a locker-key. Our friend with the whisk- broom trimmings was visibly impressed. ( Next to four aces, there is nothing like a good bluff well backed up.) The Navy team embarked in the tally-ho and drove in state to the base- W% I hall grounds, which were doing temporary duty as a cow pasture: being UPrv «3i admirabh fitted for this purpose, insomuch as they were covered with grass £ about three feet high. At the last moment the liases could not be found, so thai it was necessary for the Orientals to extemporize the same. After a little preliminary practice, the flip-up was made. Navy won, and took the field, with Mac in the box and Horning behind the bat. Mac tied himself in a knot, swore three terrible Spanish oaths, unraveled himself with wonderful rapidity, and delivered the ball with an initial velocity of about 2800 f. s. The batter was so charmed by Mac ' s Spanish that he forgot where to look for the ball, and the first son of the pitchfork was soon clown. English was at once discarded as tame, and Spanish was used throughout the rest of the game, because of its effectiveness. Navy let the Orientals have five runs by way of encouragement, and had just started in for blood when a hot liner was knocked to Carlos, who, not having time to dodge, fielded the ball by the only catch of the day. Navy went in to wield the stick. The Oriental pitcher was one of the four- story and mansard roof kind, in whose hands the ball looked like a pink pill; but the catcher was almost as much afraid of the ball as some others who might be honorably mentioned. All that was necessary on the third strike was to make a wild " swat " at the air and make a bee-line for first base. A 208 home run could then be easily scored while the catcher, ably assisted by the rest of the team, looked for the ball. By such smooth manceuvers the Navy finally accumulated five runs. In the second inning Mac " smoked up, " and not one Oriental polluted the first bag with his dusty foot. Babbie was first up for the Navy, and, to the edification of all, smashed the ball over against a Jersey cow well out in left. Babbie cavorted around the meal bags in fine style, touching only in high places. So charmed were the Orientals by the grasshopper-engine motions of this unique creature in his headlong career that they did not notice that the Jersey cow had moved, thus losing the only key to the location of the ball. Thus the game ended in a storm of vociferous applause from the delighted multitudes. Navy tumbled into the tally-ho and drove in triumph off the field, on the way collecting Jo and Jimmy, who had deserted early in the game to break the hearts of two simple country lasses who hovered shyly and expectantly in the background. jr »mi 209 Vocabulary of Naval Academy Slang Ans. — Annual examinations. Bat. — To do a thing well. Bear a hand. — To hurry up. Belay. — To cease; also, to fasten. Biff. — Same as " bat. " Bilge. — To be dismissed or dropped. Bilger. — Cadet dropped from the rolls, especially one who returns in a lower class. Bone. — To study. Boys. — Servants (never applied to a cadet). Brace. — To brace up is to stand erect; take a brace, to try to study. Bust (».). — A failure. (v.). — To fail; also, to sound, as a bugle. Buzzard. — Insignia of rank of cadet petty officer. — an eagle perched on an anchor. Canned Willie. — Canned corned beef. Christmas tree. — A list posted in December, containing the names of those in danger of being found unsatis- factory at the semi-ans. Cit. — A civilian. Cits. — Citizen ' s clothes. Clean sleever. — A first classman without cadet rank. Cold. — An extreme state of anything, as to bust cold. Cook. — To force an answer to a problem; also, to excel someone else. Devil. — A jollier; one who tries to break the hearts of the other sex. Dewberry. — To encroach on another person ' s date. Drag (;;.).— Pull. (? ' .). — To escort, as to drag a femiue. 2IO Exam. — Examination. Femme. — A young lady. Fiend. — One who " bats " a thing " hard. " Fiendish. — A superlative degree of anything. Fierce. — Same as " fiendish. " Frap. — Same as " hit. " French. — To take French leave (t. c, go outside limits without authority). Fuming. — Smoking. Function. — A May plebe before graduation day. Gangway! — An exclamation, meaning " Get out of the way. " Gold-brick. — A girl who isn ' t pretty and can ' t dance or talk. Gouge (».). — An aide dc metnoire. (v.). — To obtain unauthorized assistance. Grease. — To boot-lick or toady. Greaser. — A sycophant. Gun-deck sight. — An altitude of the sun com- puted from the navigator ' s position. Gym. — Gymnasium. Gyrene. — A marine. Handsomely. — A very little. Hazing. — Teaching a plebe his duties. Hit. — To " bat " or " biff. " Also, to get on, as a team, a tree, the list. Holy Joe. — The chaplain. Hustlers. — Scrub foot-ball team. Jimmy Legs. — Master-at-arms. Jumped on. — Called down or reproved. Knock. — Same as " bat. " Knock off. — To cease or stop. Leave. — Permission to leave Academy for short or long time; furlough. Liberty. — Permission to leave Academy limits (for a few hours). List. — The sick or ex- cused list. Makings. — Tobacco and cigarette papers. Margin. — An excess in mark over 2.5. Math. — Mathematics. May plebe. — A cadet who enters in May. May pole. — A list published in May, similar to Christmas tree. Mess. — Those cadets at same table in mess hall. Xon-Reg. — Non-regulation; also, not obtained in regular way, as a non-reg. blouse. 21 1 O. C— The Ofhcer-in-Charge. Pap (n.). — The daily conduct report. (v.). — To report. Plebe. — A fourth classman. Posted. — On the tree. Pred. — Predecessor. The man who last held the appointment from the same Con- gressional district. Pull the list. — To get on the list without being sick. Rag. — To catch in a misdemeanor; also, to obtain surreptitiously, as an instructor ' s marks. Rate (m.). — Rank. (v.). — To exceed in rank; also, to deserve. Reg. — Regulation. Req. — Requisition; also, request. Rhino (».). — A chronic grumbler. (v.). — To express discontent. Rope yarn hash. — A hash made of corned beef and odds-and-ends. Running. — Hazing; also, guying or making fun of. Salt horse. — Corned beef. Sat. — Satisfactory. Savez (a). — Bright; capable. (v.). — To understand. Savoir. — Intelligence; also, a person who has more than the average amount. Semi-an. — Semi- annual examin- ation. Sep. plebe. — A plebe that en- ters in Septem- ber. Shake a leg. — Same as " bear a hand. " Shake it up. — Same as " shake a leg. " Shift. — To change from one uniform to another. Ship. — The U. S. S. " Santee, " a cadet prison-ship. To hit the ship is to be put on the " Santee. " Shoot the sun. — To take the sun ' s altitude with a sextant. Skinny. — Physics and chemistry. Slimy. — Excessively greasy. Slush. — A superlative form of grease. Soak (;;.). — Anything considered undeserved. (v.). — To vent personal dislike by means of a report, or low marks. 212 Spoon (;;.). — An upper classman who befriends a plebe. (v.). — To spoon on a plebe is to befriend him; to spoon on anything is to like it. Spot. — To report. Squid. — The awkward squad. Stab. — A wild guess; a bluff. Stand by! — -An exclamation, meaning to prepare; to look out for something immedi- ately to follow. Stand from under! — An exclamation, to look out or beware. Star (».). — One who stars. (v.). — To obtain eighty-five per cent, of the maximum for a year ' s work, which gives the privilege of wearing a star on the collar. Striper. — A cadet officer, so called because he wears stripes on his sleeves. Supe. — The Superintendent. Tendency. — A draught favorable for smoking. Tree. — A list of cadets posted as unsat. for the week in any study. Touge. — Affecting toughness in manners. Unsat. — Unsatisfactory in studies. Valentine. — A request for one ' s resignation. Wooden. — The opposite of " savez. " Youngster. — A third classman. Zip. — Zero. 213 Class Alphabet A is for Adams, the fat man ' s delight. B is for Bingham, in size out of sight: Again, ' tis for Blackburn, the Edna May boy, And Leaky, the " Bosun, " sometimes called Leroy; There ' s Baldridge, the punster, who ' s often been bumped; And Carlos, from Texas, many bronchos has jumped; For Brown, who ' s called Alice, with voice like a saw: And Brown, the clean-sleever. so often called " Kaw. " C is for Campbell, the leader of men (?); ' Tis also for Quids, who wieldeth the pen; Again, there is Conn, the dealer in " sox, " And dear, handsome Willie, with soft, curly locks; For Corning, the deacon, and Cooper. O. Fleet. The old three-ball placard is seen on his street: Then, last but not least, with name headed by C, Is " Kerby. " the rhino; for short called " K. B. " 214 D is for Dowling, who lives with the " Jew, " And uses expressions both novel and new; D ' s also for Davis, of Garfield Tea fame, Who dances and whinnies, and isn ' t quite tame; It might stand for Darst, the pudding-faced boy; And bow-legged Diman, Pa " s pride and Ma ' s joy. E is for Early, whose energies fail, His post is below when " all hands " make sail. F is for Finney, a Hobson, we hear; Also for Freyer, whom the ladies call " dear " ; Again, ' tis for Fisher, from backwoods of Maine, To hear his long tale would give one a pain. G is for Griswold, for flat-irons far famed. Whose grin is a marvel when Susan is named. H is for Henderson; when you hear him speak, I ' m sure you ' ll agree his style is unique; Also for Hall, whose health, we are told, Is feeble " , and causes his dread of the cold; Again, ' tis for Horning, in love and resigned. I for instruction on Saturday find. 215 K is for Kerrick — ' To study ' s all bosh " ; And also for Klyce — " O give me more ' skosh ' " ; Once more, ' tis for Kintner, the ladies ' delight, His brace and his voice a regular fright. L is for Lannon, who ' s best known as Pat, A fiend with the foils, good-looking and fat; L ' s also for Land, who says, " Right you are, The bull has but — ■ " we won ' t go too far. M is for Martin, whose ioo " D " Make Frisky and him as good as can be; M ' s also for Murdock, whose legs are so spare, He ' ll wither away if he doesn ' t take care; Once more, ' tis for Marquart, a fiend with the Eves, He has softened brain, and hearts on both sleeves; Then M is for Moses, who stays here on leave; And again, ' tis for Meyers, who sports a clean sleeve. N is for Nichols — say, how does it feel When some one you love just whispers, " O Neil " ? O is for Osburn — " Boy Wonder, " they say, Pink cheeks and big bluff; in love every day; And O ' s for O. Z. burn, with never a care, Chews, smokes, and plays poker in his own quiet lair 216 P is for Parker, so sly and demure, That he really is shy — I ' m not quite so sure; P is for Puleston, who ' s sometimes called " String, " Who ' ll beg, buy, or borrow from any old thing; Then P stands for Porter, who loves a good drink; Once more, ' tis for Pryor, with pajamas of pink; The latter is President — Married Men ' s Club; And P ' s for " Sates " Peterson, the Tammany dub. R is for Reed, the class chronic kicker, His legs are a curve, his laugh is a snicker; R ' s also for Read, who ' s best known as Bruin; Again, ' tis for Rowcliff — loves " billin ' and cooin " ; j And, lastly, for " Richy, " with voice big and loud, He tells his vile yarns to any old crowd. S is for Staton, trim, dainty, and jolly. The little girls cry, " O, there goes my Dolly ! " S is also for Sterling — " Chicawgo, " he cried, His brain is a math. prob. — " Poor fellow, " we sighed; Then S stands for " Saco " : for Simmers, I guess, The " dago, " on Sunday, at five, does the rest; ' Tis likewise for Smith, our art editor, The judge and the critic of the whole cadet corps. X is for Townsend. whose old Roman nose, Kinked hair, and sweet nature make friends of his foes. 217 W for Wallace, not thoroughly known, With wit. grace, and savoir of a style of his own; For Wallace, called " Tubby, " who loves to expound In well-rounded clauses his ideas profound; And also for Whitten, with theatrical air, Where ' s a man can withstand that Richard-like stare? Once more, ' tis for Weaver, who garters has sought. Also for Woodruff, with manner distraught; And, lastly, for Wainwright, of red-shirted fame; And now, having finished, we ' ll close up the game. 218 Extracts from the Correspondence of a Naval Cadet Bangor, Maine, November 19th, 1901. Mr. Charles Oule: Dear Friend. — Seeing your photo in the Sunday Globe, of this week, and being interested in Naval affairs, I take the liberty of writing to you. I am very anxious to enter the Naval Academy. I can do anything in a boat — or, I should say, a ship — but even if I could get my appointment, my parents would not consent. My sister, who is two years younger than I (I am eighteen), decided which one of you I should write to. She liked the looks of your face. I plague her and tell her she is in love with your picture. I wish you would answer this and tell me all about your school life. Tell me all the rules, regula- tions, etc., and I ' ll be your servant for life (nit!). I suppose you boys have a lovely time; but then you have to behave. Please write soon. I remain, very truly yours, Robert Eastwood, Call me Bob, — all the boys do. Bangor, Maine. Dear Sir. — Comparison of statistics concerning various institutions shows that your Academy is not turning out its proportionate number of ministers of the Gospel: — since its foundation, in 1845. there have 219 been but seven of its graduates who have subsequently felt called upon to take up the work of laboring for the salvation of the soul. To you, as a student at the institution, the cause of this state of affairs may be apparent; and it is earnestly hoped that some remedy may be brought about by your association. Yours, etc.. [Rev.] Jas. K. White. Boston, Massachusetts, January 29th. Mr. S. A. Dimmers: My dear Sir. — Feeling sure of your cooperation, I take the liberty of writing to you at the Academy to secure your aid for a charitable work which is being contemplated. A small steamer has been hired for the summer, for the purpose of taking to sea a number of those unfortunate youths of this city to whom most of the ordinary opportunities are denied. That they may be kept busy during the cruise so as to derive full benefit from the expedition, it is thought best that they should work the ship themselves, thus obtaining practical experience in navigation, seamanship, etc. In order that their time may be expended to the best advantage, it is necessary to obtain a proficient instructor; and I wish to ask if you can find for me a cadet from the Naval Academy, who would be willing to give up a part of his vacation (say a month or so) for the purpose of assisting in this laudable enterprise. He should be navigator of the steamer and at the same time act as in- structor to the young men as may be necessary. In order that they should be in a healthy moral atmosphere, it is thought best that this cadet assist in their religious training for the time they are together; and for this reason he should be by all means a good churchman. Trusting that our little plan will meet your hearty commendation, and that we may obtain your assistance in the matter specified, I am, very cordially, [Rev.] Arthur C. Thorndyke. 220 Versailles, Kansas, February 12th, 1899. Mr. F. H. Doll: Dear Friend. — I will take the pleasure to write you a few lines, as I see by the paper you are from my State. I recently received a letter from my Congressman, saying that if a certain bill (the Personal bill) passed Congress it would graduate the first class at once : — in that case I might get the appointment, though the number after it causes some hesitency in promising it. In this case do you consider it necessary to prepare at all at home before taking the exams.? If so what would you advise? By the way, I do not believe I have asked you of your ancestory or informed you of mine. The F s are decended from Royal blood — we trace our ancestory dirrectly back to Mary Stuart (Queen of Scots). My great uncle has the whole matter clearly proven. He is one of the oldest of the F s, living in M , his address being P. O. Box 75 in that place. Are you having it very cold out there? I see two cords of wood have just come in, so I will have plenty of exercise for awhile. Do you consider it harmful to use tobacco occasionally? Well, I must close. Please write soon, and if you have any send me your picture : and when you have time tell me all about your ancestory. With best regards, I remain Most sincerely your unknown friend, Eusebius Theodorus F . 221 Some Requests and Statements U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, April 25th, 1902. Dear Sir : — 1. I respectfully request permission to be absent from quarters after taps to-night that I may look through the windows at the Amalgamated Order of Mark Jugglers ' Ball. 2. I request this not only for my amusement, but likewise for the purpose of obtaining information, as I expect to lead the class german and hope to learn some points. 3. After the ball I should like to walk home with a young lady whom I am to accompany; then call at the following addresses: 21 11 Prince George Street, 444 Market Street, and 555 Maryland Avenue. I also wish to attend prayer-meeting and walk home with another young lady. On the corner I should like to stop and lace my shoe, and at the doorstep consult my watch. 4. I am on the fourth conduct grade, have taken the required number of baths, belong to the Y. M. C. A., owe no money in town, and have been a good boy all the week. Very sincerely, Babbie Henderson, The Commandant of Cadets. Naval Cadet, First Class. Office of Commandant. Request to attend prayer-meeting granted; sufficient reasons for other requests not given. 222 U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, o _ January 5th. 1901. ol R . 1. I respectfully request to be assigned to the color guard, vice Cadet W. T. Conn, promoted to cadet petty officer, second class. 2. I respectfully state that I have all of Cadet Conn ' s qualifications. 3. I was originally in the third division (Conn ' s division), but was promoted from the third to first division, and am therefore directly in line of promotion. 4. It would please the ladies of the yard. 5. I now have a comb. 6. I am on the third conduct grade, but was unfortunate; I will do better next month — not get caught. Respectfully submitted, W. D. Puleston, The Commandant of Cadets. Clean Sleever, First Division. Office of Commandant. Awaiting investigation; par. 5 not evident. U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. g IR . December 5th, 1901. 1. I have the honor to state in regard to the report of December 4th. for " destroying govern- ment property, " that I opened the small cock on my radiator to blow off the air, as advised in our text-books. A flood of cold water rushed out and went through the floor, destroying the plaster below. 223 2. The water should not have been in the radiator, and I am not responsible for the floor leaking, and the poor quality of plaster used in the ceilings. Very respectfully, James Atkinson Campbell, Junior. The Commandant of Cadets. Naval Cadet, First Class. Office of Commandant. Five demerits; Cadet Campbell will attend Saturday afternoon instruction in Steam Engineering. SECOND CLASS CRUISE ON THE " NEWPORT " W 2 4 I Heard a Voice Saying :- " What do? " " On guard, one hanhg. " " That ' s exactly wrong. Mr. Statten. " " All hands rub out; take this. " " Man your pencils and paper. " " One continual round of pleasure. " " Well, well; you got the wrong pig by the ear that time. " ' I don ' t care whether people like my trousers or not; they don ' t have to wear them. " " Yes! that ' s it! Can ' t you understand that? Why, you ' ll be shipmates with that some day! " " Well, if you first c ' assmen act like children, you must expect to be treated like children. " " Yes, you got the answer; but it ' s like the pig and the acorn — you just rooted it up by accident. " " That ' s very true, but it ' s like saying that a man who falls downstairs takes his shoes with him. " " It ' s customary to ask the consent of the senior lady present before opening the window, Mr. . " " Yes, yes: that might stand. What does Mr. Hill say. — that is. what did Mr. George Wash- ington do, as it were, — yes, in the phraseology of Mr. Hill, so to speak? " " Todos los verbos se forman los pluriels dans la meme maniere. " 227 ' ' Mr. , it ' s been the custom in the Navy, ever since the time of John Paul Jones, to put on a few ' sirs ' to a superior officer. " " Why don ' t you use thcta and beta? Why, the most uneducated person knows what thcta and beta is. " " Gentlemen, I have been in the Navy forty years, and I have generally found that the man who laughs the most is the biggest fool. " " Large ship — see? Heavy spar ' d — understand? You ' re officer of the deck; tide running out; cob dock, — ever been to New York? — well, never mind; bring her in and put her in the slip — that plain? " " Sir, the powder division is mustered and inspected. Burke and Davis absent; I think they must have taken French leave. The engineer force is below scraping the evaporators. " " Yes; that ' s one way, — but it ain ' t the right way. They mark time on some of these old wind-jambers by pounding on the deck with a belaying pin. but that ain ' t the way we do in the Navy. " " The bugle has busted and so has the section. The lesson for Monday will be posted on the bulletin board, and so will the section. Take charge and march out. " " Gentlemen, please remember that there is such a thing as east longitude; that the sun is not the only body that has a right ascension, and that you cannot use the right ascensions and declina- tions of the sun, moon, planets, and stars indiscriminately in one sight. " " Now, now, Mr. Brown; you are that funny boy I had last month, and you were verv, very funny; but we won ' t have any of that funny business this month, and we ' ll start right and — now, now, Mr. Brown; stop that smiling and confine your attention to plate ten. " 228 Notes " Come on, Bingie! " K. Brown. — " Send your old watch below; we can run this ship without them. " Carlos (on Skinny exam.). — " And the gas oxygen, which is hydro- gen, is given off. " %£ % w™ Same (on Ordnance exam.). — " This furnace is a round, cylindrical space surrounded by brick. " 3% Sterling. — You say that answer is just half the correct one? That ' s easy, — multiply it by two. " %0 t£T V Weaver. — " The great danger in gybing, sir, is that the boom may swing around and hit someone in the stern sheets. " ( (£• (,?• Boy Wonder (in crowded street car). — " Conductor, if one ticket to Lincoln Park costs fifteen cents, what would two cost? " An X-Ray Photo of a Cadet ' s Head. ((?• % t2 " Cadet Officer of the Deck (man has just fallen overboard).- " What kind of clouds shall I put in the log, sir? " 229 bov ! ' If we believed half the stories the O. C. tells us, what would he think of our credulity? % %£ Porter expresses his opinion: — ! ! ? P ! ?; ! ! t Tige (on " Motion. " cruise). — " Lay aft the messenger boy. Somebody clap a jigger on that v ei5 w? Extract from " Monon. ' s " log: — " Tasted cadets ' dinner and found it excellent. " ( % v % Dago (in Spanish recitation). — " I speaka the two language, Engles v Spaneesh. " t 9 si? 3 P. Stone (to String, who is standing near stun ' s ' l boom jumper). — " Mr. Puleston. pull down that jumper. " Pulie looks foolish and walks away !|M V energetically tugging at his juniper. SW tp tl? t Charlie (on exam). — " A coffer dam is around the ship ' s - side and is ten feet wide, being filled with glucose or shredded cocoanut which swells when damp. " t f£ t String (on Mech. Pro. exam.). — " Pin drills are very small drills. For sketches, see book: I have used the same letters. This is explained in the text. " 230 Svtze. — " Now. sir, if we were taught steam in a manner similar to that in which knowledge was imparted to the ancient Athenians by the philosophers walking in the olive groves, I am sure we would learn much more. " t£fc % Carlos. — " Well, I put my clock in the clothes bag because the ticking kept me from boning, and before long I heard the bugle and thought it was taps and turned in; but the . Cadet-in-Charge came around to make me turn out and told me it was reveille. " % tJ9 lack. — " Weil, understand, 1 have been to sea for forty years, and I never saw it done in that way, see? " A reference to the Navy Register shows this sea service thirteen years and eight months. % fc? A. W. (to cadet held over in Sept.). — " Going home for a few days, eh? Well, you needn ' t buy a return ticket. " (Moves on. whistling " Home. Sweet Home. ' - ) Charlie. — " Dead lights are lights you put around a corpse at sea. " %£ t£ Dick (from mizzen-top). — " Hey there, on deck! " Hoogie. — " Hay? Keep quiet up there; this is no farm-yard. " % t£ Darst. — Sir, can you tell me, sir. what will be on the examination, sir. ' " Modoc. — " O yes; all we ' ve been over this month. " 3 ' " Far from this painted civili- zation, Carlos is as wild as ever. " " Mr. Davis, what is the horse power of a boiler equivalent to? " Heffie.- — " The steam pressure per square inch multiplied by the number of revolutions, multiplied by the length of the stroke, divided by thirty-three thousand. ' ' i Instructor. — " What is a by-pass valve? " Pete. — " That ' s the same thing as a bivalve, which is another name for an oyster. " 1£™ 1C™ v3 Instructor in English. — " Now. Mr. Griswold, suppos- ing the prisoner stands mute, and refuses to plead guilty or not guilty: what is the course of procedure? " Griswold. — " They just go ahead and prove him guilty. " £ t£ ft£ Hoogie. — " Naou, Mr. Puleston, just tell me how you ' d reverse the polarity of a dynamo? " Pulie.— " Well, sir, I ' d just stop the dynamo and turn the armature by hand through i8o° in a counter clockwise direction, or toward the west. " 9 ti3 v Instructor. — " What is the great danger of an explosion in a mine? " Pete. — Well, the chemical combinations attending the explosions form so much water that the mine is flooded and the people drowned. " b9 to? ts P. Stone (on youngster cruise). — " Mr. Weaver, if a ship close-hauled on the starboard tack, a mile off, was bearing down on your port bow, what would you do? " Josh. — " Set stun ' s ' ls and get out of the way. " 232 The Admiral (to Kirby, who is sitting in the bosun ' s chair). — " I ' ll relieve you, Mr. Crittenden. " Crit (with a cynical smile). — " No, thank you; I ' m very comfortable. " ( ? Darst (to O. C.) — " Don ' t you think descriptive geometry is very hard, sir? " O. C. — " Why, no. I found it very easy. " Darst. — " Well, do you know. sir. all the wooden men in our class found it that way, too? " % % ((? Instructor. — " Mr. Cooper, how would you lower a life boat? " Phil. — " When everything is ready. I would take one fall, put a good man at the other one, and lower away. " Instructor. — " Why not put a good man at each fall? " f ™ Woolsey — " Find increased volume of displacement produced by adding fifty tons of coal. " Will. — " I think I can, sir, if you ' ll tell me what a ton of coal weighs. " ta3 tt? " Lives of some men all remind us we can make our lives the same. And, departing, leave behind us men who hate our very name. " 1£ tjj 10 We notice in the latest issue of the Register the following item : " The acting Sea-Lawyer-General, on March ioth, rendered an important de- cision in regard to the technical difference between a gun and a cannon. This great nautical legal light maintained, with his usual brilliance, that a saluting can- non must of necessity be a gun. This decision was rendered after a thorough 233 search in the library with the aid of the ' aerinoid ' mentioned in our latest blue book on sea- manship. " While it has been said that this young Sea- Lawyer-General is yet at the bottom of the ladder, every indication points to his rapid rise to the topmost round. He is now about to be launched upon the high seas of his ( ?) professional career, and we predict for him that with a due considera- tion for all the laws of storms he will never ' drug ' his anchor, even though the engine-room telegraph fails to reverse the main engines. " ? v A NAVAL CADET ' S LESSON. The lesson in seamanship for to-morrow will be : " Interior Communications. " Voice tubes, leads, etc. Central station, telephones, where had. number. Means of communi- cating from bridge, etc. In addition, a brief general description of the following is required: Electric plant: wiring, battle circuits, berth, main, and protective deck circuits, switch board. fuses, where placed. Search lights, number, where placed, uses: very brief description. Motors for ammunition hoists, number: where controlled, uses. Call bells, general alarm gongs, water alarms, tire alarms, automatic syren and whistle, helm indicator, and helm angle indicator. Principle of each, where located. Electric fans, number used on ventilating system. Ardois system, truck light. A very brief general description of all the above; not required to go into matter deeply. But show you know the principles hack of each. uses, and where located. 234 The Naval Academy Band • " • -: It Here drawn up, as in review, You may see it. tried and true, For we think it ' s really always in demand: As, no matter what may chance. Work or pleasure, drill or dance. There is nothing quite complete without the band. 235 Lyrics (With Apologies to Edward Lear) There was a cadet known as Porter, Who, when asked, ' ' Don ' t you think that you orter Stop drinking the fizz? " Replied, " Mind your own biz; You know that I cannot hear water. " An inquisitive youth, who ' s named Lannon, Who, when shown a breech-loading cannon. Asked questions galore, Said. " What is it for; And what ' s the idea that it ' s ran on? " A naval cadet who loves " Skosh, " Was once heard to murmur, " By gosh ! My mind ' twill relieve If I get a clean sleeve, For this fooling with stripes is all bosh. " A foolish young person, called " String, " Took lessons in art from " the King " ; Perhaps you ' ll remember He stayed here September, And now can draw any old thing. 236 There was an old roister named Lee, Who brought back from far o ' er the sea Some garments of pink- That the fellows all think Are as pretty as pretty can be. There was a cadet known as " Mieu, " Who frequently asked himself: " How Can I ever increase The wonderful grease That I have with the officers now? " There lives an old bos ' n, called Brooks, Who learns things by rote out of books; If he gets a fair start He ' ll repeat them by heart, Which much vexes all those whom he cooks. A lazy old buzzard, called Beast, Whose delight is to sleep and to feast- He is oft heard to say, " If I had my way, I ' d sleep twenty hours at least. " 237 A dear little boy they call Suze Will delightedly publish his views; In manner profound He proceeds to expound Psychological matters obtuse. A fellow from Texas, named Bean, Who, I hear, has been frequently seen At 11:00 G. M. Writing notes to a femme — Xow what in the world can this mean: A nice little fellow, called Dolly, Whose object in life is to jolly — He says, " It won ' t hurt If I only just flirt, But falling in love would be folly. " ARTILLERY DRILL. 238 A Tea Party The social life at the Naval Academy during the usually dull Lenten season was greatly enlivened by the several charming and delightful tea parties given by Mr. C. Utler at his magnificent country villa, the " Observatory. " Mr. Utler has spared neither time nor pains in preparing these lovely functions for the First Class, which he delights to honor. Last Saturday afternoon, from 2 to 4 p. m., Mr. Utler received beneath a dais of lilies of the valley, arranged in the form of a plane-table surmounting a bank of palms clus- tered as representations of theodolites, from which he surveyed with undisguised pleasure the brilliant assemblage of guests. Mr. Utler ' s butler, Joe, with his usual astronomical bearing, met the guests at the door and relieved them of their wraps, giving them in return, checks for their nautical almanacs, useless tables, and prac- tical work books with which they had come provided. The guests were then ushered into the main reception room, where they were graciously received by the genial host, who was assisted in this pleasant duty by Miss Eddy, the charming daughter of the president of the North German Lloyd Steamship Company. On Mr. Utler ' s left was the entertaining Miss Billy, whose brother is interested in the Williams ' Shaving Soap business. This captivating young lady kept the incoming guests convulsed with laughter by her many witticisms and anecdotes. At the further end of the room, amidst a wreath of transits and a garland of soft iron spheres, stood the fascinating Miss Guen-Slee. who presided over the compass-bowl with her usual grace. 239 Miss Eddy wore a dark blue creation, the collar of which was ornamented with two beautiful silver anchors and gold fig leaves; and her sleeves were inlaid with three French gold stripes. Her whole costume was characterized by that daintiness and correctness for which she is known. Miss Billy and Miss Guen-Slee were none the less charming in their appearance, although more modestly attired. Miss Billy carried the lorgnette which adds so much to her striking personality. and Miss Guen-Slee ' s coiffure was, as ever, a work of art. The grand " saloon, " which had been tastefully and beauti- fully decorated by the artist Joe, was a sight that brought joy to the aesthetic natures of those who were fortunate enough to have the entree. Upon the east wall were hung at least a hundred sextants, arranged to form the mystic figures 2.5. Fifteen chronometers were artistically grouped about the compass-bowl, assuring to everyone a perfect time. Mr. Utler ' s interesting collection of antiquities and curios, among which were many astronomical instruments said to have been used by the Chaldeans in their early celestial observations, attracted much attention and com- ment, as did a number of nautical instruments, among which was a sextant reputed to have been used by Noah in navigating the ark. A dainty collation was served on the roof garden, where Schweitzenzimmers ' Hungarian Orchestra dispensed with sweet music. The menu consisted of lubber ' s points on the half shell, soft iron rods, and dead reckonings a fricassee. Many beautiful compass bowls were filled to the brim with a truly wonderful punch of Mr. Utler ' s own brewing, containing (as far as could be ascertained) the following ingredients: Variations, starboard angles, compass errors, deviations, time sights, and approximate coefficients. This soothing 240 Buchanan Row. beverage exercised upon those who indulged too freely a seductive influence which brought peace and a feeling of good-fellowship to the most turbulent natures. It is needless to say that the concoction was more than sampled by the eager guests. The only accident that marred the afternoon ' s pleasure was when Peck Finney, of Oshkosh, could not keep a steady course and met disaster by slipping and being projected upon a magnetic needle. Upon the conclusion of the luncheon, the guests repaired to the smoking-room in the east wing of the ' ' Observatory, " a handsome apartment done in half morocco, i2mo, where they assured Mr. Utler that they had thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon; and they, in turn, were informed by their ever- solicitous host that there was no doubt but that many more such invitations would be extended to them in the near future. Among those present were Naval Cadets K. Brown, W. Brown, Jubal Early, Sue Griswold, Moses, Josh Weaver, Deacon Corning, Judie Parker, Fisher, Ralph-Payne-Craft, Suse Campbell, Bobby Wallace, String Puleston, Heffy Davis, Roe Reed Adams, and Peck Finney, of Oshkosh. — The Evening Capital. 241 The Passing of 1902 Backward, turn backward, O Time in your night, Make of us candidates just for to-night. Take us to Bobby ' s, — no doubt he will say, " Only four more days left, " and attention we ' ll pay: Apply " Jimmie ' s Constant, " divide through by two, ' Twont work in the Boat-house; but they may pull you through. Then up to the Supe, and then to the doctor; Tickled we are, — " Oh, say, but I knocked her ! " Three days in Washington, a month on " Santee " To brace us all up — while from May plebes we flee. The first of October soon shows on the wall, And May plebes and Sep. plebes both grow pretty small; Youngsters are terrors and first class are frights — " What a rank specimen — have you e ' er seen such sights? " Thus we were cheered during eight months in all, Till youngsterdom came and a cruise did befall. % $ ♦ Boneing down rigging, sketching the sails. While using our hats as our " full dinner pails, " 242 - 31% Seeking the mainmast and eating choice stews- ' Tis the devil ' s invention — this awful P-cruise. Midwatch and lookout, halliards and chain. All our fresh water came down in the rain; Stealing Spriggs ' pastries and borrowing bread. Seeking lee gangways, while wishing we ' re dead; Sketching the anchors, tending the sail. Eating such food as would make one turn pale. " All hands reef topsails, " came before 4 a. m. Like a clap of black thunder down each hatch the same, And all tumbled up in pajamas and sweater, The sooner the quicker, the quicker the better. The sea-dogs, they said ' twas a moderate gale, Though many a hearty once more sought the rail. But we ' ll skip on to London, where five days of bliss Made us think some hard thinks when returning to this. How the Irishmen toasted us. Fourth of July (Here ' s a point about London — it never is " dry " ), With eating and drinking whenever we ' d meet, We ' d walk on our heads if we ' d not on our feet ! Taking in theatres, churches, and fights, Henley regattas, receptions, and sights, — Taking in all things (save sleep, cash, and water): Parliament, Tower, the Docks, and Westminster. All had not Jack ' s luck on that very last day When at the reception of Miss Edna May; Frisky and " Mary " paid high for the box, TC-.fn " ■ " ! " !- " : iy-- ' F " , J • 243 And Pryor lost some of his bright, ruddy locks. To tell all the truth would shock the whole town, For we really " did " London, and did it up brown. We did it from Monday till late Friday night, And the English all helped us do everything right. Let us pass quickly those mornings right after, Twas really quite sad, and no place for laughter, Oh. no! for the weather in the British Channel Made some really doubt that their wool was all flannel; Spriggs ' grub went a-begging for many a day, Though much of it went to the fish of Biscay. Dinner at Madeira. Two days in Madeira, so famed for its wine, We sampled that first, so ' s to be right in line. We rode on their bull-carts and dined on the mountain. Took in the reception, drinking — not at the foun- tain. We bought all their trinkets (having fun with their money), Came down the toboggan, and tried wine and honey; Paid guides to keep ' way, the urchins to dive, — And beggars ! — they swarmed, like the bees ' round a hive. We saw the old convent, the church on the hill, — But our visit had ended, as we find visits will. 244 " Up anchor for home! " ' twas next we would pipe, And for home, yon believe, full many were ripe; But believe we were o ' er ripe before we got there. Though if curses were winds, we had plenty to spare. We were stuck in the doldrums, that place of calm " lows, ' ! There ' s where we got ugly and most came to blows. We sketched for P. Stone, and marked it, " Rough sketch " ' D — n rough, " remarked P., " and a 2.0 it will fetch. " Old Tige " chewed " the sailing, while P. put on jiggers, Grandma Blow furled the royals — and cussed out the niggers. " What kind of a bird ' s nest is that, Mr. Brown? " As K. from the royal at last tumbled down. ( ' Twas Blow wished us to bone Plymouth ' s fortification — ' Here ' s a week, and there ' s not a better location. " ) We really got hack from our trip o ' er the sea, f Hsl v X But we ' ll spare you all detail, which is as it should be. We got here at last, packed our trunks on the docks, Put on cmr-new " cits, " and brushed out our locks. We were doggy, we thought, with a true seaman ' s lurch, And started for home, never waiting for church. Youngster leave is the real thing, there ' s no doubt of that; One just enjoys living — looks handsome, grows fat, And everyone knows of the U. S. N. A., And the fact you ' re an admiral — or will be, some day. 245 Back in October — oh ! what a great jar For one ' s pride and conceit, to ride in a car Such as those on the railroad from Washington here. With the pocketbooks flat — not the price of a beer! The next eight months ' time youngsters quickly expend. Till another P-cruise all June week pleasures end. This time on the " Newport, " a pest ship, they say, ' Twas surely a rough-house for many a day, With a skipper so strict that we never could cheer. And, because of typhoid, we daren ' t drink even beer; With a Roxey on watch — an inspector of cuffs — And a pretty good Xav.. though a chucker of bluffs. And then came the measles to add to our bliss, With B; Y. inspections every day without miss. " Our summer at Newport " (that sounded so grand. At that lovely resort, the best in the land!) Was not quite as happy as we all could wish. We passed through greater trouble than proverbial fish. No wonder we sang, on the " Newport ' s " old bow, " Praise God. " when we welcomed the " Chesapeake ' s " prow. ' Twas work from then on, but sometimes reward. (We really like work, ' less it strikes us too hard; " If given fair treatment, we work with a will " — A proverbial saying that ' s very true still. 246 Packing. If you do not believe it, just wait once and try; A cadet is of value, though he often comes high.) Another trunk-packing, another Sep. leave, Another month ' s pleasure, another reprieve Another eight months, another class lose; Then, O gods of the heathen, another P-cruise. (O gods of the heathen, had your hearts not been stone. We would have been able this day to postpone ! Please send to your hades — our vengeance appease — P-work, and P-cruise, and P-ships — these three P ' s.) On this last-named P-cruise we tacked down the bay, Showing we could manoeuvre on any old day. The catering plan seemed O. K., so from hence They will wish to repeat it — we were charged the expense. $ $ 4 ♦ Our trip to the north ' ard was not very gay. But, of course, came a change when we reached Gardiner ' s Bay. Of all the exciting places to go, — I say, have you been there? Of course, you don ' t know What fun ' tis to frolic along the sea-beach, To have a huge picnic, and smoke out of reach, To bathe in the surf, and walk in the wood. Steam Drill. 247 To beg at the houses, to try to be good. — It gets so exciting, one ' s nearly unstrung, And hopes all things human will ne ' er die — unhung. Then came a shift to a ship of first rate. There also came work — work early and late. That was fun by the gill and work by the ton. Fun came after work — but work never was done. If there was on that ship frivolity light, It must have been when we were up Friday night: But we did get to Halifax, late in the game. And of all good times, that wasn ' t so tame. We dined with the English, lunched with the Canucks. Took tea with the admiral and strolls with the bucks: We rode on H. M. S. torpedo-boat " Clyde, " And, going below, a cocktail we tried. We dined in the gun-room, we danced on the deck. We drank all their water clear up to the neck. But soon that was over, and, as Scudder was sick. When Florence said " Nav. " we all tried to kick. So he gave us a dose: but we thought it would keep. And straightway laid down and went fast asleep. Once more up the bay, ' till we stopped in mid-stream At last, home again ! and how good it did seem. Once more to the trunks in a hurry we went To get on our " cits " for the leave subsequent. 248 Once more homeward bound — a jovial throng — On the leave that we knew would not last us long. Once more to October, too soon on the list, And we leave the fond sweethearts whom we farewell have kissed. And once more the course of eight months rolls around, But now ne ' er a P-cruise in our calendar ' s found. ' Tis thus that we go, praising Fate on the score That P-work. and P-cruise. and P-ships are no more. 249 The Non-Reg Foot-ball Team Since the election of an editor-in-chief of the Lucky Bag, there has always been at least one member of the Non-Regs importuning that high official for space in our annual publication. We Non-Regs have always talked about ourselves, our good playing qualities, and how well the foot-ball suits fitted us, and now at this last moment we may write about ourselves. Not about our playing, for that is a matter of history, but about the method of prepa- ration for those glorious victories which only our apprecia- tive players and eleven ' 03 men can recall. For three weeks previous to our game with the Second Class, every noon after dinner, — and a smoke, — we eleven Non -Regs and sub- stitutes practiced Delsartean p ' oses, Flossydora eleptette steps, and punting. From fifty-eight candidates who re- sponded to the call for players, eleven of the handsomest were chosen. One half-back was selected because he was a personal friend of the captain of the team, the other because it was well known that he frequently received " boxes " from Harrisburg and a supply of Turkish ' rettes from Philadel- phia. The ends had suits which fitted them perfectly, and one tackle had a High School sweater which his brother had given him. The guards were tall men, with Gibson faces, and, by dint of much padding, resembled those pictures on the cover page of the foot-ball number of the " Outing. " But our pride was 250 the center! The curves of those calves made the team appear as attractive to our audience behind us as it was to the masses in front. One of the candidates for quarter-back could really pass the ball, but the Yard Girls insisted so strongly on their pet that the little, bewitching blonde Tar-heel was elected to run the signals in that lovely lisp which was his chief attraction with femininity. The full-back narrowly escaped being put off the team for having his curly head shorn of its wavy tresses, but. since he was captain of the team, — by self-appointment. — and each of the other ten men wished the position, he held his own. With the foregoing personnel, how could we fail to win our game with ' 03, and the hearts of the eleven feminine spectators, — for each of us had sent a personal imitation to someone to be present at the game. The little Ward boy could not keep back the tears as we N.-R. ' s came upon the field, and by the time we lined up he wished that La Petite had remained at home. But our opponents were not hopeless players by any means. With eight or nine years ' constant practice under the direction of a good coach, there is no doubt that they could put up a good game against any juvenile team in Maryland. Too much cannot be said in praise of the class scrub team, the Never-Sweats. On two occasions as many as five of the Never-Sweats showed up for practice. Incidentally they showed up some of the Non-Reg players, — eleven of them. Result — the scrub team was disbanded. And, in conclusion, let me say that for good, snappy team work and fast playing the Non-Reg team had no peer. I have asked each member of the team what individual player merits the distinction of playing the most brilliant game, and have received ten different answers. Without the prejudice of those ten players, the general opinion is that the name of the eleventh man belongs to the " star " of the team. 251 £5L ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND. ORDER No. 7 February 22, 1902 1. The first class will be graduated on Friday, May 2, 1902. 2. The graduating exercises will begin Monday, April 28, 1902. 3. The second, third, and fourth classes will continue their studies until June. 4. Beginning Monday, March 3, 1902, the study of Spanish, in the first class, will be discontinued. The two periods in the first class, now assigned to Spanish, will be given the Department of Navigation. Commander, U. S. Navy, Supt . 252 Adieu In bringing this volume to a close and bidding good-bye to those who have accompanied us through its pages, the editors take this opportunity to express their appreciation of the kind words and the willing assistance which have been so generously given, and which have so helped to lighten the task of preparing the book for publication. The large number of friends who have shown their good-will toward us in various ways renders it impossible to speak of each individually, but our thanks are especially due to Lieutenant Ward Winchell and Miss Mary C. Craven for their assistance in illustrating, and to Miss Florence Louise Hart for her contributions. To one and all, however, who have in any way aided or encouraged, we wish to express our heartfelt appreciation. And now the time has come when the curtain must fall upon the last act; when we must lay aside our pens and our crayons and open the Lucky Bag to those who care to examine its contents. We hope that within its covers each may find something which will repay him for the time spent in reading over these pages, and that the scenes herein recorded; the words of wisdom and folly, fallen from many lips, and here preserved in unfading record, may touch some responsive chord in the memory of each classmate and friend. If we can but feel that we have succeeded in adding one more bond of fellowship and union to the many now joining the members of 1902; that no wounds have been unwittingly inflicted; and that our readers may find as much pleasure in the perusal of these pages as the editors have found in their preparation, then we resign our duties, happy in the knowledge that our hours have not been wasted. 253 I. Sharply, relentlessly, Sound the four bells. The bugle ' s slow song Through the corridor swells. Turn all your lights out And jump into bed. Haul a warm blanket Right up to your head. Quiet the stairway And silent the night. Save winter ' s cold wind On your window, shut tight. Sleep steals upon you To take you in thrall; Slumber and peacefulness Come soon to all. 254 II. Finished our story, Completed our task. That you will be gracious Is all we can ask. Others may follow And seek for your grace, But. deep in your hearts, Keep us a sure place. 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Because it is the only Copper Paint that will keep the bottoms of Wooden Vessels clean for one year, and we guarantee this or will furnish paint for a new bottom. WE ARE THE i SjSs k LARGEST W ' !M C-J Sb MARINE PAINT WMlX Hh MANU- ' ! ■ ' _ •fS S FACTURERS Wk ||p U IN THE WORLD :? " . 4 ■ ■ ' __ • ' ' ■ z Aj ' k for WOOLSEY ' S Special Red and Special Green Spa r Va.rniyh a,nd Yaxht White for Yachty TRY WOOLSEY ' S MARINE BLACK Woolsey ' s Anti-Corrosive and Anti-Fouling Paint for the bottoms of Steel and Iron vessels has no equal, and yre guarantee this over our written signature. Write for testi- monials, prices, etc. C. A. Woolsey Paint and Color Co. JERSEY CITY, N. J.. U. S A. Middlesex MANUFACTURERS OF U. $. Standard navy Cloths Company U. $♦ Standard Army Cloths COMPLIMENTS OF WENDELL, FAY COMPANY Selling Agents NEW YORK and BOSTON A. G. SPALDING BROS. (incorporated) OFFICIAL OUTFITTERS TO THE LEAD - JradE ING COLLEGES, SCHOOLS AND ATH LETIC CLUBS OF THE COUNTRY Spalding ' s Official Athletic Goods are standard of quality and are recognized as such by all the leading organizations controlling sports, which invariably adopt Spalding ' s Goods as the best. THE SPALDING OFFICIAL LEAGUE BASE BALL OFFICIAL INTERCOLLEGIATE FOOT BALL OFFICIAL GAELIC AND ASS ' N FOOT BAILS OFFICIAL BASKET BALL 2 f OFFICIAL INDOOR BASE BALL OFFICIAL POLO BALL OFFICIAL ATHLETIC IMPLEMENTS OFFICIAL BOXING GLOVES Insist upon getting Spalding ' s goods and refuse to accept anything that is offered as " Just as good jis _Spalding ' s n J- J «3 £ Handsomely illustrated catalogue of Athletic Goods mailed free to any address s .A. G- SPALDING BROS. 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Blltf h3ttl $ CO, naval Academy Studio PHOTOGRAPHER 46 Maryland Avenue, - Annapolis, Md. Tine Photographs, naval Cadet Class and Athletic Groups, Views of the naval Academy Orders by mail Attended to nth S Wm. H. Bellis Co. M XA PI s? Naval Uniforms =JtN D-- Civilian Dress At? Annapolis, Maryland American Bridgeport, Conn. Ordnance Washington, D.C. Company Manufacturers of Rapid Firings Guns ..and. Projectiles For Naval, Coast Field and Mountain Service Special Machinery Engines Etc. Manufactured in quanti- ties from drawings furnished us. -THE- Underwood Typewriter Writing Visible Speed Increased Touch Elastic Automatic Conven- iences Operation Unchanged Tabulating Rapidity Billing Speed Strength Maintained Handsomely Illustrated Catalogue mailed on application Manufactured by the Wagner Typewriter Co. 218-220 Broadway, New York . . . Branches . . . CINCINNATI. OHIO: 141 East Fourth Street CHICAGO : 139 Monroe Street WASHINGTON, D. C: 526 Twelfth Street, N. W. BUFFALO, N. Y. : 124 Franklin Street Our Mission is not to destroy faith in older typewriters, but to create faith in a better one. xxvni BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY SOUTH BETHLEHEM PA. HAS FURNISHED ARMOR PLATE FOR THE FOLLOWING UNITED STATES BATTLESHIPS, MONITORS, PROTECTED CRUISERS, ETC. OREGON INDIANA MAINE (Old) IOAVA MASSACHUSETTS KEARSARGE KENTUCKY ALABAMA ILLINOIS TEXAS OHIO MAINE (New) MISSOURI NEW JERSEY GEORGIA VIRGINIA RHODE ISLAND NEBRASKA AMPHITRITE MONTEREY TERROR PURITAN MONADNOCK NEW YORK BROOKLYN MINNEAPOLIS OLYMPIA CINCINNATI COLUMBIA RALEIGH PENNSYLVANIA WEST VIRGINIA CALIFORNIA MARYLAND COLORADO SOUTH DAKOTA ST. LOUIS MILWAUKEE CHARLESTON AND HAS ALSO FURNISHED SHAFTING AND ENGINE FORGINGS FOR THE FOLLOWING BATTLESHIPS, MONITORS, PROTECTED CRUISERS, TORPEDO BOATS, TORPEDO BOAT DESTROYERS, GUNBOATS, AND REVENUE CUTTERS: OREGON INDIANA MAINE (Old) IOWA MASSACHUSETTS ALABAMA WISCONSIN MAINE (New) OHIO MONTEREY KATAHDIN NEW YORK BROOKLYN MINNEAPOLIS COLUMBIA CINCINNATI MARBLEHEAD SAN FRANCISCO OLYMPIA MILWAUKEE RALEIGH SOUTH DAKOTA CALIFORNIA NEWARK PHILADELPHIA PORTER DUPONT ROWAN 1 ARRAGUT BAILEY GOLDSBOROUGH T. A. M. CRAVEN DAVIS FOX STRINGHAM DAHLGREN TORPEDO BOAT No. 2 BLAKELY DE LONG SHUBRICK STOCKTON THORNTON DALE DECATUR PAUL JONES PERRY PREBLE STEWART TRUXTON WHIPPLE WILKES WORDEN GUNBOATS 14 AND 15 GUNBOAT No. 10 BANCROFT REVENUE CUTTER No. 1 REVENUE CUTTER No. 2 REVENUE CUTTER No. 3 GOLDEN GATE DEXTER GUN FORGINGS FINISHED GUNS OF ALL CALIBERS GUN CARRIAGES 100 BROADWAY, NEW YORK -BRANCH OFFICES- MARQUETTE BUILDING, CHICAGO 421 CHESTNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA THe HYDE Windlasses ? " s Capstans ARE THE MOST EFFICIENT They have been adopted for a large proportion of the ships recently built or in course of construction for the United States Navy, United States Revenue Marine, United States Light House Establishment, and United States Coast Survey. They have also been selected by the principal Trans- Atlantic, Pacific, and Coastwise Lines, including the American L ine, Red Star Line, Atlantic Transport Line, Pacific Mail Steamship Co., Northern S. S. Co., New York Cuba Mail Steamship Co., Mallory Line, Merchants Miners S. S. Co., etc. Hyde Windlass Company BATH, MAINE JkJk THE LUCKY BAG JkJk .OF. .. The United States Naval Academy Published Annually by the Graduating Class of Naval Cadets Jk Address all Communications to the BusU ness Manager of the Lucky Bag, U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland jfe j Copies may be had of GEORGE W. JONES A-k BOOKSELLER JL STATIONER AND NEWSDEALER MAIN STREET, ANNAPOLIS, MD. THE BABCOCK WILCOX COMPANY NEW YORK and LONDON WATER TUBE MARINE BOILERS BUILT ENTIRELY OF FORGED STEEL u. S. Armored Cruisers " CALIFORNIA, " " SOUTH DAKOTA, " WEST VIRGINIA, " and " MARYLAND, " 23,000 H. P. each; Protected cruisers " ST. LOUIS " and " MILWAUKEE, " 21,000 H. P. EACH; Battleships " NEW JERSEY, " " RHODE ISLAND, " AND " NEBRASKA, " 19,000 H. P. EACH 4-0,000 H. P. IN THE MERCHANT marine of FOREIGN countries 112,000 H. P. IN THE BRITISH NAVY 70,000 H, P. IN THE AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINE 280,000 H. P. IN THE AMERICAN NAVY ....Index to Advertisers.... American Ordnance Company xxviii Atlas Portland Cement Company viii Babcock Wilcox Company xxxi Bellis Co., William H xxvii Benedict Burnham Mfg. Co xi Bethlehem Steel Company xxix Brooks Brothers vii Buffham Co xxvi California Powder Works xi Castner, Ctirran Bullitt xvii Chapman Co., J. B xxvi Coe Brass Manufacturing Co xv Colt ' s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co i Contractors ' Plant Co x Crane, Harold L iii Cramp ' s Shipyard xiii Davidson, M. T xix Dreka xxvi Ebbitt House xx Este, Charles vi Fore River Ship and Engine Co xix ( iarlock Packing Co., The v General Electric Company ii Goerz Optical Works, C. P xxiii Heiberger, F J ix Helios-Upton Company vi Hendey Machine Co., The xviii Horstmann Company, William H xx Hyde Windlass Co xxx Jones, George W xxx Keufrel Esser Co x Kingsley Patent Boiler Co xii . Little Leader ' s Co xii Lunkenheimer Company, The viii Mann Co xii Mead Mfg. Co., John A viii Moran Bros. Company x Mutual Life Insurance Company xvi Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.. . .iv New York Life Insurance Co xiv New York Shipbuilding Co xiv Niles Tool Works, The iv Nixon. Lewis xix Norton Emery Wheel Co xxiii Orford Copper Company xxv Reed ' s Sons, Jacob xx Rice Duval xxiii Ritchie Sons, E. S xxvi Roelker, H. B xiv Schmidt Co., F. J xxvi Spalding Bros., A. G , xxi Sterling Company, The xxii Tiffany Co iii Trigg Company. William R iii U. S. Metallic Packing Company viii Wagner Typewriter Co xxviii Walker Sons. Hiram xxiv Waterbury Farrel Foundry and Machine Co., The. .x Wendell " , Fay Company xxi Williams Co., The J. B xx Woolsey Paint and Color Co., C. A xxi r u r - r a H -4« W- »=F- m :? •: ' .• ' .. ' vV ' I

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