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LIBRARY-COLLEGE PARK r ARYT, andI Rare Book Room UK:V.:-3iTY OF MARYLAND LIBRARY COLLEGE PARK, MD. m HOT sfir ?n liTf V e.v «s V ( rcW vet 535. Oil 1910 (greeting CLASSMATES, fellow students, alumni, faculty, and friends! We, the Board of Editors wish to extend to you oar hearty greeting. We have tried to present a work worthy of College Standards and Tradi- tions. We have tried to make it show something of the pleasure and work of our college life. If in years to come, this book may serve as a happy reminder of the days spent at old M. A. C, then it will have accomplished its purpose. Be kind with your criticism, we ask, and take not too seriously what is light, nor too lightly what is serious. We have made mistakes we know, and in many respects fallen short of our expectations. Still we hope this volume has your approval. To one and all we again extend our greeting. Board of Editors. Betiicatorp Captain Ctigar C Conlep 15t()Sfnfantrp U. M . . CommanDant of Cadets anD |drofe or of jmiJitarp cicnce - |i)0£ e asisiociation iiit ) tbe memberEf of tije class of nineteen ijunbreb anb ten i)as inabe t)itn respecteb for f)is aljilitp afi a leabrr of men, abnureb for Ijis abilitp as a tcacftrr, appretiateb as a fctenb, anb belobeb for bis sterling; qualities as a man tbis book is most affectionatelp bcbicatcb €f)c €Ia of inttten l untireti anb €cn A N ' T Captain Ctigar C Conlej) - CAPTAIN Edgar T. Conley was born in Montgomery County, Maryland, on his father ' s estate, in 1874. His early education was acquired at Epis- copal High School, Virginia. Leaving that school, he became a matriculate at Lehigh University, and from there was appointed to the L nited States Military Academy at West Point, from the 6th Maryland District. Graduating from West Point in 1897, we find Lieutenant Conley, the next year serving in the Spanish-American war with the 21st Lifantry, Ijefore Santiago. Shot and shell had no effect on him though and after the campaign, we find him the same. He reached the grade of First Lieutenant in May 1899. In 1902, orders were received ordering him to the Philippine Islands, where he saw ser- vice in the Philippine Rebellion. On May 26,1902 he received the promotion to the grade of Captain, and was transferred to the 8th Infantry. In 1906, Capt. Conley served inthePulajane uprising in the Island of Leyte,and was later trans- ferred to the 15th Infantry. In the summer of 1908 he was detached for service as Professor of Military Science and Commandant of Cadets at the Maryland Agri- cultural College. Capt. Conley comes of good old Puritan stock, his ancestors having arrived in this country on that well known " packet " Mayflower. That his forbears were fighters, there is no doubt, and that Capt. Conley is worthy of the name he has well proven for himself. Modest of course, as he is, it is hard to learn much of his bear- ing while in action, but rumors have reached us from various sources, and these are praiseworthy in the extreme. Our acquaintance with Capt. Conley has been limited to our experience as cadets during the past two years at M. A. C. Captain has indeed been a strict disciplinarian, and a strict desciple of the laws of obedience and soldierly demeanor ; but we have ever found that there is always present the true kindheartedness that characterizes the gentleman. It is for this distinguishing trait and his great love for fair play that we have learned to honor, respect, and love this man, who, during the past year has really come to be a part of our lives. When we leave M. A. C, we will carry with us a great many impressions. Some will remain with us a short while, others have been so deeplj ' ' impressed upon 5 our memories that erasibility is impossible. Among otliers of these latter, we retain a firm impression of a man, a true Maryland Gentleman, an American through and through, a patriot of the brightest type, a strong, stern, able, and conservative officer, and last of these and greatest of all, a man with a heart as large as his body. It is the earnest prayer and wish of every member of the class of 1910, that the earnest efforts of Capt. Conley to place M. A. C. upon a higher military footing, will have been rewarded by the U. S. War Department, and we hope to see our name soon among the top ten of Military Institutions. That good luck, health, happiness, and prosperity may follow Capt. Conley and his family through all his life, is the earnest wish of thp Class of 1910. C? (BfHttx anD jf acultp of S nsitruction R. W. Silvester, LL.D., President Professor of Mathematics Thomas H. Spence, A.M., Vice-President Professor of Languages Capt. Edgar T. Conly, 15th Inft., U. S. A., Commandant Professor of Military Science H. B. McDonnell, B.S., M.D., State Chemist Professor of Chemistry W. T. L. Taliaferro, A.B. Professor of Agriculture Samuel S. Buckley, M.S., D.V.S., State Veterinarian Professor of Veterinary Science F. B. Bomberger, B.S., A.M., Librarian Professor of English and Civics Charles S. Richardson, A.M. Professor of Oratory, Assistant Professor in English J. B. S. Norton, M.S., State Pathologist Professor of Vegetable Pathology and Botany T. B. Symons, M.S., State Entomologist Professor of Entomology and Zoology Harry Gwinner, M.M.E. Professor of Mechanical Engineering C. P. Close, M.S., State Horticulturist Professor of Horticulture T. H. Taliaferro, C.E., Ph.D. Professor of Civil Engineering and Physics Henry T. Harrison, A.M., Secretary of the Faculty Professor in charge of Preparatory Department, Assistant Professorof Mathefnatics H. Beckenstrater, M.S. Associate Professor of Horticulture G. A. HiBBERD, B.S. Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry Myron Creese, B.S., E.E. Instructor in Physics and Electrical Engineering H. L. Crisp Assistant in Freehand Drawing, Pattern Making and Foundry Work F. M. Mason, B.S. Assistant in Mechanical and Topographical Drawing and Shop Practice Assistant in Horticulture A. E. Stone, B.S. Assistant in Chemistry F. W. Besley, A.B., M.F., State Forester Lecturer on Forestry Assistants in State Work R. B. Deemer, B.S. T. D. Jarrell. B.S. C. Beatty, B.A. Assistant in Chemistry E. N. Cory, B.S. L. M. Pearis, M.S. A. B. Gahan, M.S. Assistant in Entomology and Zoology Other Officers F. R. Kent Treasurer and Registrar Wirt Harrison Clerk Harry Nalley, M.D. Surgeon Miss M. L. Spence Stenographer Miss Lilian I. Bomberger Nurse Mrs. M. D. Mason Matron 8 ■ Calentiar 1909 1910 1909 Third Term Monday, March 22nd— Third Term Begins. Wednesday, April 7th, noon, to Tuesday, April 13th, 1 P. M. — Easter Recess Thursday, May 17th — Submitting of Theses. Sunday, June 13th — Baccalaureate Sermon. Monday, June 14th — Class Day. Tuesday, June 15th — Alumni Day. Wednesday, June 16th — 11 A. M. — Commencement Day Exercises. 1909—1910 First Term Tuesday, September 14th, and Wednesday, September 15th — Entrance Examina- tions. Thursday, September 16th, 1 P. M. — College Work Begins. Friday, December 17th, noon — First Term Ends. Friday, December 17th, noon, to Monday, January 3rd, noon — Christmas Recess. Second Term Monday, January 3rd, noon — Second Term Begins. Tuesday, January 4th — Special Winter Course in Agriculture Begins. Tuesday, February 1st — Filing Subjects of Theses. Wednesday, March 23rd, noon — Second Term and Special Winter Course in Agriculture. End. Wednessday, March 23rd, noon to Tuesday March 29, 1 P. M. — Easter Recess. Third Term Tuesday, March 2, 1 P. M.— Third Term Begins. Monday, May 16th — Submitting of Theses. Sunday, June 12th — Baccalaureate Sermon. Monday, June 13th — Class Day. Tuesday, June 14th — Alumni Day. Wednesday, June 15th, 11 A.M. — Commencement Day Exercises. 10 C|)e ;: arplanti 9lsricultural Cjrperiment g tation - W HIS institution was established under act of Congress in the j ear 1887, and til. was the first of its kind in this countrj , thus Maryland can ])oast of estab- lishing the first agricultural experiment station as well as the first Agricultural College. The purpose of this station is to promote the interests of Agricultural Educa- tion and investigation throughout the state of Maryland. It is composed of several departments, and at the head of each is an expert, wlio by natural aptitude and special training directs the management of the investigation pertaining to his department for the best interests of the farmers of the state, and also carries on agricultural research at large. At the present time the station is conducting investigations, principally along the following lines : chemistry, fertilizers, agronomy, horticulture, plant breeding, diseases of plants and animals, dairying, poultry, and entomology. When sufficient data are collected in any of the above phases of the work, they are published in a bulletin form and sent out to the farmers of the state free of charge. The Farmer ' s Institute of the State of Maryland is also under the control and direction of the experiment station, and in this way much valual le information, pertaining to general farming, plant growing, etc., is disseminated among the farmers of the state by men who have given the best efforts of their life to this work. The experiment stations of this country are becoming more popular every day and their work more distinctly appreciated because more people are drifting from the cities to the country every day, who are totally ignorant of the methods of agriculture, and the experiment station is the great fountain of knowledge to which they rush to drink in the valuable information, which is ch( erfully given. 11 EXPERIMENT STATION EXPERIMENT STATION STAFF Ctittorial 3Soarti C. W. Strickland O. H. Saunders Editor-in-Chief A. C. Adams Associate Editors T. S. Harding, Biographical Business Manager S. S. Stabler Associate Business Managers F. J. Maxwell Treasurer G. E. Hamilton Humorous Editor W. P. Cole, Jr. Athletics M. E. Tydings Art and Design H. H. Allen Social J. L. Donaldson W. G. Cole J. W. Duckett M. H. WOOLFORD 15 )tmox j And may time never put apart, the bonds that hold so true, All thy classmates hand and heart to heart, then forever maroon and blue. a.c. 772 iL 7-.z - 4 - 16 senior Class J. p. Grason President W. J. Frere Vice President G. E. Hamilton Secretary-Treasurer A. C. Adams Historian J. L. Donaldson Poet and Prophet Motto Colors Palman Qui Meruit Ferat Maroon and Blue Class Yell Rexa, Raxi, Rip rap ram, On the top we always stand, Suda, Carlo, Vo, van vim, Senior, Senior, 1910. A. C. Adams Takoma.. Md. H. H. Allen Towson, Md. W. P. Cole, Jr Towson, Md. W. G. Cole Baltimore, Md. J. L. Donaldson Berwyn, Md. J. W. Duckett Davidsonville, Md. W. J. Frere Tomkinsville, Md. J. P. Grason Towson, Md. S. D. Gray Nanjemoy, Md. G. E. Hamilton La Plata, Md. T. S. Harding Laurel, Md. F. J. Maxwell Comus, Md. W. C. D. Munson Soi ih Britain, Conn. O. H. Saunders Rock Hall, Md. S. S. Stabler Brighton, Md. T. R. Stanton Grantsville, Md. C. W. Strickland Snow Hill, Md. M. E. Tydings Havre de Grace, Md. F. R. Ward Baltimore, Md. M. H. WooLFORD Cambridge, Md. 17 TakomaPark, D. C. Albert Chester Adams, Captain, Company B Chemical. " M " in track, ' 08, ' 09, ' 10, Captain track, ' 09, ' 10. " M " in football, ' 08. Member rifle team. Junior shield bearer, ' 09. Chairman floor committee May ball, ' 09. Chair- man floor committee Rossbourg Club. Member conference committee. Class-His- torian, Editor-in-Chief " Reveille. " Sergeant, ' 08, First Sergeant, ' 09. 3 SAY, cast your optics thitherward up yonder knoll and see if you do not discern a tall, gaunt, " dog-of-war " figure marching hither and yon acrossthe verdant campus. That ' s " Commy. " And may I ask, that lesser, that more stocky, figure immediately in his rear? That is the subject of this paper, A. C. Adams at your service, " dies. " Three days past, " all Fool ' s Day, " the biggest joke ever happened in Sanford, Florida. The " Joke " turned over, smelled the fragrant orange blossoms, littered a plaintive wail expressive of his dislike for the heat and proceeded to eat and sleep for a few months. When he became mature enough to permit of it his thought turned to migration. And migrate he did. To Jacksonville, Fla., to Chattanooga, Tenn., to Ironton, O., to Col- umbus, O., to Huntington, W. Va., to Newport News, Va., to Cincinnati, O., to TakomaPark, D. C, and here for some unknown reason he stopped. The assumption is that this is the end of his orbit and he is taking a breathing space before starting out again. He is due to depart once more about the time of the arrival of his contemporary, Halley ' s Comet. It was during tliis interval that " Ches " decided to investigate chemistry and tactics at Col- lege Park and Cupid ' s wiles at Hyattsville. His attention was engrossed by the various sub- jects in the order named culminating in the ' Ville. Adams procured his rudimentary education on the lunch counter style. It was a case of grab it and run, although the running demanded the most time. The " University School " of Cincinnati did once succeed in arresting his expeditious career for a year or so and managed to stock his roomy cranium with a few chips of classical education, but the fact remains that M. A. C. was the only place adequate to stop him long enough for us to learn anything about him. In June he will have completed the remarkable record of a three years ' hesitation in this revered spot. " Ches " is an all-round man. His versatility is only equaled by that of " Sus. " He is a star track man, can drag his nose over an ammonia bottle proving him a chemist of the first water, and knows almost one tenth as much tactics as Commy himself, a record hard to surpass. In addition to all this he once played football till relegated to the relay team and was at another time known to have scorched the air between " Home " and first base. According to his own statement the future now stares him blankly in the face, but we are assured of his one great resolution, to " stay single and settle up " before he gets married and settles down. No doubt his meteoric career will at some time or other be halted at a little town near his present alma mater, in which case M. A. C. may ever be assured of a valiant , un- tiring rooter for her athletic accomplishments. 18 . Towson, Md. Herschel Heathcote Allen, Captain, Company C Civil Engineering . Treasurer Athletic Association. Business manager " Triangle. " Art editor " Reveille. " Chairman refreshment committee Rossbourg Club. Chairman refresh- ment committee June ball. Junior shield bearer. Senior shield bearer. Sergeant Junior year. ■fc HERE were stormy times in the capital city. ■ I From fourteen consecutive corners of Penn- y sylvania Avenue, women ' s rights were being declared, orated and proclaimed in fifty- seven varieties and " all the men wondered. " When hush! Suddenly an all-absorbing silence falls upon the excited multitude of Eve ' s fair daughters. The flushed speaker abruptly terminates her impas- sioned vituperation of masculinity in general, and the puny, woman-controlled men who have strayed that way shamefacedly brace up courage to lift their eyes and seek the cause. And majestically the " cause " marches on. Soul stirring eyes first greet our glance set into a proudly carried head, wavy hair, a half sneering, heart conquesting expression, a — but need I go further. Has not the reader already recognized H. H. A. of M. A. C. 1910? The meeting is dispersed, and a jostling horde of gesticulating females sur- round him to beg only a lock of his hair. Once more man is vindicated. " Hersh " first condescended to add his one to the existing population of Baltimore County on June 10, 1890 to the everlasting gratitude of the city of Towson in particular and the world in general. In ' 07 he escaped the pedantic clutches of Towson High School and conferred the honor of his matriculation upon M. A. C. Since that time his progress in the various lines attempted by him is too well known to detail. He elected to join " Doc " Tolly ' s band of transit smashers and as an embryo civil engi- neer stands high in the class. But so small a matter as delving into mathematics by no means has been his only pursuit or has deprived him of greater proficiency in other lines. His remark- able reserve and quietude are not without reason for we are told that by means of them he is not infrequently enabled to appropriate to his own use osseous barn yard fowl intended for another consumption. In addition his perpetual silence occasionally even permeates the pan- try. But to turn to other things. ( " Things, " it may be noted, is a specific term applied to mili- tary tactics.) Allen is a military man, and possesses the best drilled company in the battal- ion. That is, he claims to. So do others, of course, but Allen ' s word is surely as good as that of another. No more characteristic picture of " Herschel " may be conjured up than that of him as he marches proudly at the head of C Company with his eye fixed steadfastly on that great over-lord of all things military — The Commandant. In conclusion let me extend the best wishes of the class for the future success of debonnaire, poetic, woman conquering, heart breaking Allen — the midnight equestrian of M. A. C. 19 Wilson Graham Cole, Clean sleeve Baltimore, Md. Civil Engineering. Manager Lacrosse team. Chairman invitation and program committee, June ball. Treasurer Y. M. C. A. Assistant business manager " Triangle. " Assistant business manager " Reveille. " Treasurer New Mercer Literary Society. c ' OLE-coal-anthracite, all but the head — that ' s bituminous. No relation to the other Cole. " And glad he isn ' t " somebody has said. Maybe the other Cole is glad too. Ever think of that, Graham? " Graham " Cole was born in Baltimore, April 18, 1890 and died on matriculation at M. A. C. That is began to die. We have no doubt the business end of the " Reveille " and the lacross team will finish him before long. He first attended the public schools of that city and then decorated Baltimore City College for 4 years. On graduating, he devel- oped a mania for Civil Engineering and came to M. A. C. to indulge the same. Among the most remarkable events of his career aside from lugging a transit, is the fact that he main- tains the dignity and distinction of being a Senior Private. The honor is a high one, and marks the man at once as out of the ordinary, whom the faculty considers too good to wear out a part of his young life shouting commands at a fraction of a refractory battalion. Aside from this, as though one distinction were enough. Cole has avoided the lime light. He has so far escaped being hung, shot, drowned or otherwise expeditiously disposed of and unless the present possibilities go far amiss, will no doubt end his days peacefully in the poor house. In other words he intends to make a living out of the B. O. R. R., and any man that can keep from being crooked at that will land in the alms house. He would be absolutely immune to association. As an athlete Cole shines in lacross. This game is as yet in its infancy as far as M. A. C. is concerned, but Graham possesses the distinction of being one of the husky warriors of the not brave enough to suffer the inevitable defeat of the first time. Cole also has a hobby, two of them in fact. Most men are satisfied with one. His two are gathering adds for the " Reveille " and writing to L . Like John Alden, his letters " are full of the name of — L , " to misquote Longfellow. The future, he says, looks roseate, from a matrimonial standpoint and otherwise. It is to be hoped that matrimony will not com- pletely swallow up the otherwise. At all events, whatever the undertaking, we wish him success. 20 William Purrington Cole, Second Lieutenant Company C Towson, Md. Civil Engineering. " M " in baseball, ' 09. Manager baseball team. Business manager, May Ball Or- ganization, ' 09. Secretary-Treasurer, Rossbourg Club. Business manager, June Ball Organization. Secretary Athletic Council. Member conference committee. Senior orator. Humorous editor " Reveille. " Sergeant Junior year. ■■ HAT man near " Sus? " That ' s Cole, W. P. 1 I At least it usually is and it ' s a safe bet that tJ it is now. He was a pup when " Sus " entered M. A. C, but he trailed along something less than five j ears later. He hails from the same vicinity. That is to say, Towson is his birthplace, his home and he saj ' s he wishes he knew he ' d die there. He ' d never go from there again then. In due course of time, Towson High School received the signal honor of his matriculation and became a repository of " anthracite " for the following — years. While there, he developed a penchant for baseball, later to be utilized at M. A. C. and an admiration for what goes with big hats and high heeled shoes. Later on he graduated, pocketed his sheep skin and migrated to M. A. C. Arriving here he was bunked with " Sus " and to our knowledge has not left him since. In the endea- vor to match some of Grason ' s flights into hyperbo- lated fiction " W. P. " has unfortunately acquired quite a propensity for stretching that well known rubber band, the truth — and will probably follow law on making his exit from this institution. Speaking of athletics. Cole is a wonder. He has been known to watch the team play base- ball for hours at a time. Strange to say he would as leave see a foot ball game and we have it from him that he experiences no tired feeling even after watching others perform manual labor for hours. To enable him to further develop his mental love of outdoor sports, as well as to afford some instruction along the line of practical economics — he was made manager of the baseball team for the season of 1910. As to that C. E. which he means to attach to the coal car of his train of erudition in the coming June, it will get there alright. " W. P. " is a devout follower of Doc Tolly and possesses one of the most complete surveying suits in the class. As incomprehensible as it may seem, it so closely resembles human habiliments that not a few have taken him for an upright biped, genus homo. As a lover, even at this early date, he is an adept and we predict further success in lieu of the broad diversity of experience afforded in diverting the facts by the mighty profession he expects to honor. May every man in the class be as able to prove an alibi at 2 a.m. as will Cole. 21 John Levi Donaldson, Principal musician. . Biological. Berwyn, Md. Solo cornet, orchestra. Chief bugler, sophomore year. Chief musician, junior year. Associate editor " Reveille. " Class poet. Class Prophet. f ' OHNNIE first saw the light of day in Char- lotte, N. C, and early astonished the native " tarheels " by his precociousness, by his words of wisdom spoken from the cradle. At the tender age of seven Johnnie tired of the old north state and moved up among the " Pennsylvania Dutch; " but a few years residence there proved sufficient, and he moved into the more cultured and aesthetic atmosphere in the vicinity of College Park. While still a youth of but thirteen summers, and with rosy cheeks and curly locks, he made his debut at A. C; and as one. of our buglers right valiantly did he toot. Johnnie ' s hobby has been chevrons; and as he always manages to get a pair that cover his whole arm, we often wonder whether it is attributable to the size of the chevron or the absence of size in the boy. Early in his collegiate career we began to realize that this young classmate of ours was to be a man of letters. His themes were the delight of " Bommy, " and had Johnny deigned to stoop he might have made many a pretty penny writing themes for delinquents. After graduation he tells us he intends to drop the study of botany, and add B.A. to his name, and then take up the attack on Blackstone. As a lawyer he will undoubtedly shine, but we predict the necessity of a cheese box as a pedestal, in order to raise his head to a com- manding altitude. Feminine wiles have of late inveigled this youth, and fain would we warn him, but we know that experience must be his teacher, and even as Daniel came forth from the " Lyons " den, we are sure Johnnie will soon recover, and continue his life ' s work, all the better off for his experience. 22 John Waters Duckett, First Lieutenant, Company B Davidsonville, Md. Chemical. Manager B Comi)any Basketball team. Secretary New Mercer Literary Society Social editor " Reveille. " Sergeant Junior year. ■fc RAVELING down a snail paced branch line I of one of our great railroads, down through the heart of old Prince George, the passen- gers suddenly began to remark at the extra- ordinary beauty of the sunset. And the sky was red, if that is beautiful. But some one vouch- safed that the redness was too apparent. Hardly had the words been uttered when an old farmer, now convulsed with laughter, exclaimed : — " Wall, by heck, you all ain ' t been this way much Ijefore I kin soon see. Great Gosh! Whoopee!! That ' s Hot ' s Duckett ' s head. " And he rolled over on the floor in a heap. It was the magnificent city of Davidsonville that " Reddy " first parted his eyelids from the lower portion of his lineaments and, rolling his optical orbs al)out, discovered the lamentable fact that the pillow was on fire. Then he cried lustily and collo- quial history has it that he did so for six months straight before his loving mater could convince him that that redness wasn ' t a fire but a part of his anatomy. From then on he bore it as a necessary evil, and has the reputation of being the best natiu ' e of Red Top, 111. " Reddy " graduated from Davidsonville High School in — and left Anne Arundel Academy two years later. (No, we didn ' t SAY left under compulsion). He then lit atM. A. C. The student body promptly began to gibe him about a superfluity of auburn locks, but to no avail. This " Reddy " was abnormal. You couldn ' t make him mad. He built himself a monument as high as Babel itself by passing through Junior Physics unscathed, an unprecedented accomplishment for a Chemist. As a military man he is good and as a track man he is a wonder — on paper. The fact that another of the same name does the running does not diminish his popularity in the eyes of the admiring populace of Davidson- ville one iota. As a chemist " Reddy " is at his best. How many times has this diligent investigator of the things-that-are been seen in the laboratory, coat off, sleeves rolled up, collar turned in, hands begrimed, surrounded by the most nose startling odors, his head bowed .... in sleep. Oh " lab. " of M. A. C, what a strong bulwark of ardent somnambulism thou shalt lose when " Reddy " ceases to snore in thee. Finally, " Reddy " is a social man. He is social on general principals. Other people are. So is " Reddy. " He dances with a bored, " Ain ' t it awful Mabel " expression smeared over his gentle facial landscape and " Stags " invariably to keep from losing good sleep taking a girl home. " Reddy " the good-natured, the sleepy, the chemical, the bachelor, " Reds. " human scarlet tangier this side 23 William Joseph Frere, Second Lieutenant " , Company A Tomkinsville, Md. Civil Engineering . Vice-President Class, ' 08, ' 09, ' 10. Vice-President Athletic Association. Corporal sophomore year. Quartermaster Sergeant, Junior year. w ' HAT delicately posed physique walking proudly, even majestically although bur- dened with that almost unseemly instru- ment of Civil Engineering ken is William J. Frere. In other words it ' s Bill. " Bill " made his initial bow to mundane society on June 10, 1884, and society has been bowing back ever since. For Bill is just such a man and com- mands just so much respect. It was Charles county to be sure. But God wot there are worse habitats. He obtained his early education in the vicinity of his birthplace and then began to hunt around for a place commensurate with his abilities in which to complete it. Even from that far off corner of the universe his attention was speedily directed to the M. A. C. whither he came to matriculate in — . Since this time he has astounded Doc Tolly with several new theories in the various branches in mathematics and has deported himself as a man with proper military bearing should. He has not escaped conditionless. But who has? Purely carnal man cannot be expected to be perfection. Then had he no use for greater dignitaries the gods, Commy and Zodiac. Speaking of women. You get there don ' t you? Did you ever notice that when a man begins to talk even about another man he will get to the women? Well such a contingency and this digression are to be condoned when speaking of " Bill. " How that matchless, all surpassing, symmetry of figure and charm of personality has escaped Hymen ' s fetters so far is the eighth wonder of the material universe. In truth Bill has the reputation of hav- ing once invested heavily in the mellifluous stock of Cupid Co. but to his chagrin she turned out to be a suffragette or some other equally abnormal variety of the species and since then Bill has devoted himself most assiduously to the pursuit of calculus, physics, tactics and con- ditions. In consequence things matrimonial have occupied an almost infinitesimal place in Bill ' s mind, the more glory to Bill. And before closing let me say that when Doc Tolly loses Frere he will have to seek far and near to procure so satisfactory an ornament to his course, mentally, physically and socially. Above all Bill is a man, " God bless you. " We entertain the most sanguine hopes for his ulti- mate success. 24 Jackson Piper Grason, Drum Major Civil Engineering. Tovvson, Md. President Class ' 08, ' 09, ' 10. " M " , in baseball ' 06, ,07, 08, ' 09, ' 10. Captain baseball team, ' 07, ' 08, ' 09, ' 10, " M " in track ' 08 Member student conference com- riiittee, Chairman reception committee, May ball ' 09. Chairman reception commit- tee June ball. President Rossbourg Club ' 10. fACKSON, alias, " Sus " was born in Baltimore county, but strange to say very little of his time has been spent there, for he has resided so long at M. A. C. that Prince George has at last begun to claim him by adverse possession. None of us can remember the time when " Sus " wasn ' t there, in the words of one of his admirers thatdated back to the time the college was a pup. " Sus ' s " versatility is remarkable. Hisfame as an athlete is well known all over the state of Maryland. One cannot imagine a baseball game at M. A. C. without " Sus " behind the bat, and when he begins to " talk it up, " and that well-known grin of deter- mination comes over his face, woe betides the oppos- ing team, for " Sus " has decided to win. In social circles also, he has held a prominent position, having carefully piloted the Rossbourg Club, through the most successful season of its existence. But " Sus " is at his best, when on some long winter evening he has gathered in his room a coterie of choice friends; and when pipes are filled, every one carefully snuggled up, he begins to spin yarns of the olden days at M. A. C. How he and " Rat " Mackall broke into the pantry, and of the dire wrath of " Knux, " and how " Sus " all but got away, how large and lucious the straw- berries used to grow, how the old boys used to give rats h — . what large fat springers " Doc Mac " used to keep; all these and more too are favorite subjects of conversation, and prove delightful indeed to the listeners. Of late years Jackson has taken a strange liking to the Eastern shore, and invariably pre- fers to spend his vacations there. To hear " Sus " describe a moonlight night on the beautiful Choptank, and then sigh and gaze out of his window over the eastern hills, one would almost believe there was a maiden concerned, but when to a query he replies a strongly negative No! all illusions disappear, and we know " Sus " is as he claims, a confirmed bachelor. " Sus " hasasplendid opinion of " Doc Tolly " also " Myron, " and never fails to expressit when an occasion arises. He is and has been for all times a strong upholder of M. A. C. tradi- tions, and the terror of the rats. As president of our class we naturally feel a pride in his acquirements, and we are confident that his recognized executive ability will insure him noteworthy success in anything he under- takes, and the best wishes of 1910 go with him. 25 Samuel Dent Cray, First Lieutenant, Company A. Agricutlural Nanjemoy, Md. Sergeant Junior year. 3 Chairman board of directors, Agricultural Society. Biographical editor " Reveille. " ' T WAS back there a little way in — . The scene was Charles County, the land of fair maids and chivalrous men, of sunny skies and beautiful landscapes, where man and Nature attain their highest development — the Eden of Maryland, (no sooner said than disputed). What? Oh I almost forgot. A dyed-in-the-wool republican was born, Samuel Dent Gray at your service. " Sam ' ' couldn ' t help being born. We can ' t equitably hold that against him. But why wasn ' t he a prohibi- tionist socialist, a mug-waump — anything but a republican? However, " Sam " has and has had other ambi- tions foremost among which is that to be a great agriculturist. He entered M. A. C. in 1906. Since then M. A. C. has been slowly entering him. He started out as a general science man, but had not been here very long, when he discovered that there was even an easier course than that, and he accordingly promptly turned to agronomy. He is already quite a specialist on things agricultural and a bright future behind the plow no doubt awaits him in Charles County. Much of his time while here has been devoted to the investigation of " The Effect of Lime on Clover and Sheep Sorrel, " and he has gotten a very able paper on the subject of his system. In the near future he says he expects to further investigate the subject of lime, this time " The Action of Lime WhenBrought in Contact with a Pine Fence at a Temperature of 98 Degrees in the Shade. " We predict a very interesting paper. Gray also shines as a debater, and if you want to know the opinion of Charles County on anything from politics to whooping cough start an argument. " Sam " will let you know about it. But such a gift is not to be smiled at. It is said of this expert agronomist that his ability comes into good use when he has occasion to approach Professor Taliaferro ' s regions unpre- pared. He informs us that a few ideas on how to elaborate just nothing are worth a good deal in a pinch. Now when it comes to the other variety of human beings, the kind that rattle like a dozen rolls of wall-paper when they go down the aisle in church, ' ' Sam " is right there with the goods. Unfortunately ' the other person usuallj ' isn ' t there. She eludes him, she gets out of the way. But " God bless you " says " Sam " " it won ' t always be so. " And for his sake we hope it won ' t. These are days of specializing and if a woman can ' t marry a specialized farmer she may as well get a rock cracker and be done with it. Surely in Gray she has a specialty, and we wish him the best of success when, after the manner of those of the tribe of Benjamin, he captures her. 26 George Ernest Hamilton, First Lieutenant and Adjutant. Civil Engineering. La Plata, Md. Chairman refreshment committee May ball. Secretary-treasurer June ball organization. Secretary-treasurer, class. Secretary, athletic association. Manager tennis team. Secretary-treasurer, " Reveille. " H legs. ADIES and Gents: on your right kindly ob- serve that winsome smile attached to that good natured face surmounted by a shock of tawney hair and raised aloft by two slender That is " Georgie Hamilton, the only white citizen of La Plata, and the only man in Southern Maryland who can vote a democratic blanket ballot without a compendium of instructions that would make Webster ' s Dictionary look sick — " and the " seeing College Park auto " rolled Majestically onward. " W-w-well-well-wh-wha-what the, — I saj " - Hello! " articulated " Georgie " at last. George Earnest Hamilton was born in 1887 at Brentland, Charles county, Maryland; a light spot in a dark wilderness, a tiny daub of whitewash in a vast expanse of coal tar. He received his early instruction in the neighboring schools and studied further at McDonough Institute, matriculating at M. A. C. in 1906. Studious lad that he was he elected the Civil Engineering course and proceeded to throw vocal convulsions in the left side of Science Hall, floor tw o. In these manoeuvers he was aided and abetted by the versatile " Sus " and " I say fellows it ' s something awful. " Mild in ways and courteous in manners he was not widely known till in his junior year he developed a sudden streak of flashiness and exhibited his exceptionally Gibson-like person in a brilliant orange and black sweater, principally orange. As a passive musician " Georgie " glows most phosphorescently as the original person- ification of that decrepit love ballad, " Wouldn ' t You like to Have Me for a Sweetheart. " He has the reputation of having made love to more girls in twenty-thi ' ee years than most men would dare assail in a lifetime. Fortunately he is never taken badly, and though quite ardent at times a new flame is ever his objective point. In ways and manners " Georgie " is a typical Southern Maryland gentleman. Outside of this — well, he ' s a democrat. And though Charles countj (gol dern ye) never produced another she made a good one here while at it. He expects to spend the rest of his political existence voting for Bryan and no doubt politics in general will have much to do toward shaping bis future career. It is to be hoped that the duplicity usually coincident with them will over- look " Georgie, " for at present no one can impeach his veracity in the slighlest. Whatever the " as yet unseen " holds in store for him, we wish him success. 27 Thomas Swann H vrding Laurel, Md. Chemical. w Biographical Editor " Reveille ' ' WO big noises don ' t often happen together, but they did once. It was in Wyoming, Delaware, — now Philadelphia, and Chester- town, Still Pond and Laurel, don ' t say it wasn ' t. It was. Seven cities claimed Seneca and as many would claim this personage it would seem. But it was in Wyoming that a loud mouthed loco- motive screeched a parting wail, and a tiny, noisy, squally, red-faced, particle of humanity emitted his initial yelp. That was the other noise and it is to this noise that we would call your attention for a few minutes. " Swann " very promptly moved to Philadelphia and it was but a few months later that he added one and a half to the population, the unappreciative population, of the metropolis of Prince George county. He entered the grammar school and pene- trated the same, assimilating certain stray bits of knowledge, but he failed to take mathematics though most conscientiously exposed to it. He then entered the High School and was later graduated with honors and a swelled head. Neither one gratifying his ambitions he matriculated at M. A. C. and proceeded to astound his jcontemporaries with exhibitions of his head for chemistry. Vain ideas of literary supremacy once situated in his capacious " Noodle " vanished like the ethereal air and an attempt to delve into the science of what is, took place. Military things in general did not somehow appeal to his finer sensibilities and he succeeded in eliminating that species of slow torture entirely by permanently hitting the list. The " Hows " and " Whys " are to this day unknown, but Commy was foiled and — Nuff sed. At the beginning of his junior year " S. " very cleverly decided to flunk in physics. This matter of straightforward decision in the present, prevented virtue of necessity in the future, and the flunks were forthcoming. As might be inferred, a deep, heart felt, undying affection exists in his mind for Myron. Matrimony appeals to " Swann " in all its brilliant luster, but a very evident financial embarrassment and a very present when-she ' s-not-nee ' ded-mother-in-Iaw, have so far nipped any such projects in what takes the place of a bud. On graduation " S " expects to embark upon a career of mixed literature and chemistry. He says lucrativeness will speedily decide which shall be predominant, and we are sure that it will. If a proficiency in concocting noxious odors and mephitic gases count for anything we bet on chemistry. " God ' s benison go with you. " 28 Frank James Maxwell, First Lieutenant and Quartermaster Comus, Md. Agricultural. Secretary, Y. M. C. A. ' 09, ' 10. Secretary Agricultural Society. Assistant busi- ness manager " Reveille. " Corporal, sophomore year. Color Sergeant junior yeai . HOA Bossy! Whoa, I tell you! WHOA! WHOA ! ! WHOA ! ! ! " But gentle ' ' Thesis " has gotten it into her capricious head that it was not the particular, chosen moment to ' WHOA " just then and had persisted in acting on impulse. That is why " Grandpap " Maxwell, Senior Deacon of the Class of 1910 has come thus unannounced before our gaze. And I may add unjjrepared — for a more disheveled piece of dignified old age could hardly be imagined. In a foggy glen of rich old Montgomery county, some time during the latter part of the eighteenth century Frank sprang into existence and immedi- ately began, like the rest of us to wonder why. As we should naturally expect, in view of his remarkable perceptive genius, he speedily realized the futility of such cogitations and resolved to prepare himself for the conflict that was bound to come now that he was here. His aspirations were high, and far back in the twenties when he decorated one of the crude pine benches of an ancient grammer school, visions of a college training in the dim, distant future floated ethereally through his mind. The year 1907 saw the frutation of these juvenile ambitions and he matriculated at M. A. C. after attending C — Academy. His quiet dignity and pedantic bearing marked him as an exceptional character from the first and as far as I have been able to ascer- tain he has never in the slightest failed to act the part. During his time here he has abstemiously refrained from missing a single class and has become the very personification of diligence. Frank ' s mind ran on agriculture generally, on consumptive cows specifically. Ah, and what man, unless possessed of a heart like an M. A. C. tea biscuit, could resist the plaintive low- ings of a sick cow, particularly when the germs from her interior are in extreme likehood of immigrating to his own alimentary canal in the very near future? The cow ' s only strong point is that she don ' t know what ' s the matter with her. Many a cow now fighting a brave fight against the inroads of the dread disease would drop dead if she knew it was tuberculosis. The mere mention of the name would so shock her finer sensibilities. And it is a crifsade against telling the afflicted bovine her real trouble that kind-hearted Mr. 3.1. would undertake on graduation. We all join in wishing him success. Maxwell is a monument to gentlemanly deportment and staid saturnity. With all, and by all, he is loved and revered. No more " good all round fellow " could be found. In conclusion we may say that as yet no modern Dido seems to have captivated him with her alluring charms. If Montgomery county contains such a one may she appreciate her conquest. If it does not, may he creditably live a bachelor ' s life to an age as distant in the future, as is his hazy-memoried liirth in the past. 29 Walter Dayton Munson, Clean sleeve Mechanical. South Britain, Conn. " M " in track, ' 09, ' 10. Manager track, ' 10. Secretary Morrill Literary Society. Junior shield bearer. Senior ' shield bearer. Sergeant Junior year. ii c ' ERTAINLY we need a larger navy. Why? Well, simply because we do. Why, Pro- fessor can ' t you see we do? Up there in N. J. " — and the Hobson of the north has started a discussion. Scene — " Bommy ' s " sacred realm during Current Topics; universal peace under discussion. " Hots " discovered he was alive one bright day in . The place was . Fairly elated over the discovery he cast his eyes around and, noting the picture of a war vessel on the wall, promptly went crazy over it. He ' s been crazy ever since. Every- body is a fanatic on some subject. " Hots " chose the navy. Says he, " What ' s good enough for the Ala- bama statesman is good enough for me. " Munson struck M. A. C. in ' 07. Fortunately M. A. C. refrained from striking back and he found lodgement here for three years thereafter. He early decided to halve his time between Commy and the track team with the latter moiety in the ascend- ancy. Accordingly Catfish ' s realms of Stygian gloom have suffered from want of liis enlightening association though gossip has it that " Hots " once got his face fairly discolored down there. In the first place and one or two more Munson is a male Atalanta and has a faculty for burning the sod and acquiring gold medals. As a student his foremost claim to distinction is the warmth of his arguments with " Bommy. " These are marvels of ratiocination spiced with Yankee wit and other things. Speaking of hearts, Munson possesses one about as dented as there is to be found in the institution. Fortunately, for some poor girl, none of these wounds has proved serious but for surface scratches he holds the record. If yovi doubt the veracity of the writer go to Hyattsville and find out. The future will no doubt find " Hots " running, whether for gold medals or bread and butter time will tell. We may say, if a private opinion is to be vouchsafed, that deducing what is to come from what has already happened, we think the quarter deck of some as yet unbuilt Dreadnought will be graced by this peppery human torchlight. And a lucky ship she will be, for a more ardent defendant of the navy is not to be found outside of the Baptist church. 30 Oswald Hurt Saunders, Cadet Major Civil Engineering. Rock Hall, Md " M " in football, ' 08, ' 09. Captain Football team ' 09. " M " in basebair09. " M " in track ' 10. Member rifle team. Chairman Student Assembly. Chairman reception com- mittee Rossbourg Club. President Y. M. C. A. Associate Editor " Triangle. " Asso- ciate business manager " Reveille. " Drum major Junior year. Salutatorian. 3T was in the eighties that the writer had the extreme pleasure of being posted out side a Kent County nursery door. What was his astonishment to hear these words distinctly enunciated in a clear childish falsetto — " Now, mother, you must certainly comprehend that light is directly caused by a wave motion of the ethereal integument enveloping our mundane pro- late spheriod. " I thrust open the door and there lay a six months old babe in a cradle with a perplexed mother on one side, and a dazed paterfamilias stand- ing astounded, on the other. That infant was O. H. S. to whom young Sidis is a numskull, and Webster of lexicographical fame, a blockhead. O. H. S., the human edition of the Cyclopedia Britannica. by Herculean mental efforts strangled such mathematical serpents as trigonometry and integral calculus on his cot of infancy and prattled on about the fourth dimension at the tender age of eighteen months. His intellectual development was most phenomenal as might be anticipated and at six years he had assimilated all the available knowl- edge floating round loose in Kent, Queen Anne and Cecil Counties and thought seriously of entering Yale. An unfortunate sickness prevented this however, and his history re- mains an unfathomable vacuum till he turned up as an instructor at an institution near M. A. C. By natural action of the Law of Gravitation he was speedily attracted to M. A. C. and matriculated in — " Oswald " affiliated himself with the Science Hall bridge builders and, after the class, the school and ten years alumni by escaping a condition in physics, his success was assured. His physical side did not suffer though, for in S. we have an enthusiastic base ball man, a good sprinter and above all, a Napoleon of military demeanor. In the latter direction he is partic- ularly in earnest, an earnestness which has the faculty of manifesting itself more especially after a spiel by " Bommy. " In June " Oswald " will undoubtedly graduate with honors, two letters of the alphabet and some other things. The Y. M. C. A. and the fourth dimension have thus far, so completely engrossed his attention that his own particular Psyche has to date, failed to materialize. If in the future she should, we hope that she may be proof to displays of mathematical erudition; and, maybe, that fourth dimension is just that little, four lettered word by Venus patronized anyway ! 31 Sydney Snowden Stabler Brighton, Md. General Science. " M " in football, ' 09. President, Agricultural Society. LiterarySociety. Business manager " Reveille. " President, New Mercer UR subject is a splendid specimen of that most highly developed, most highly special- ized, and most highly differentiated form of life, the human race. Unfortunately he is not blessed with so rich a collection of titles as are most of the class. However, he is occasionally the recipient of the appellation " Sidj " which he accepts much more mildly than does " Hots " if one ventures ti call him " Major. " Sid was born at Brighton, -Montgomery County, Md., on July 20, 1889, and not Weing a very motile organism, but rather one of a colony-loving nature, he has inhabitated that region ever since. He attended for three years the Sandy Springs High School, and while there (this Sid con- iided in a whisper and asked that it never be told) met his first affinity. Now we have heard of one person having a number of sweethearts, but how one could have more than one soul-mate, we scarcely know. We can only attribute this to Sid ' s extreme good looks. That he is comely may easily be proved in Berwyn. He once made a trip there and was pronounced by the girls, one and all, the handsomest boy who ever came to that place. But we can appreciate Sid ' s dilemma when the time arrives for him to choose his affinity of affini- ties. This we do not anticipate very shortly, for cold, hard science is gradually wean- ing him away from the softer affairs of the heart and from mingling with the fair daughters of Eve. And a scientist, Sid truly is. At the age of eleven he began the study of agri- culture and ever since, that has been his hobby. Whether in his work with bees he learned the secret of immunity from " stings " we do not know. But with that little animal who ranks next to man in intelligence Sid has worked wonders and we expect him to discover great things about it. And it is to his small friend. Apis mellifica, that he owes his means of evasion of Commy ' s stern rule, for Sid looks after his colony of bees during drill hour. To appreciate the importance of this, one must know Sid, with all his disdain and contempt for things mili- tary and his antagonism to the horrors and extravagances of war. If he ever takes an active part in our government, " Bommy " will have the satisfaction of seeing our army and navy reduced materiallv. 32 Grantsville, Md. Thomas Ray Stanton, Clean sleeve Agricultural. Treasurer Morrill Literary Society. Senior axe bearer. (Corporal, sophomore year. Ser- geant, junior year. OMEWHERE I read of two men who spent their whole lives arguing pro and con on the advantages of being short in stature. Their decision has unfortunately slipped from memory, but such matter is immaterial for Napo- leon was small, Stephen A. Douglass was small, and — greater than all, T. R. Stanton IS small. Stanton the fiery, Stanton the animated, Stanton the Garrett County liovine engineer, all hail! On tiny Stanton first levelled his optics on this old planet among the " cliff dwellers " of his beloved county and forthwith uttered a pecu- liar, shrieking, nail-over-a-window-pane, wail to voice his disapproval of things in general. That peculiar, vocal emission has never wholly forsaken him and to this day such noises foreshadow tlie pres- ence of the sturdy little mountaineer. At a proper age this typical " son of the soil " entered the public schools of his habitat and in due time shook the dust of his domicile from his feet and precipitated himself headlong down the mountain side. Fortunately — with the fortune on one side or the other, pardon me for witholding an opinion — the M. A. C. became his final stopping place and knowing nothing else so appropriate to do under the circumstances, he matriculated. The College was in due course " tickled to death. " Stanton was also tickled. A general cachinnation passed round and then Stanton went to work. He lias been at work ever sonce. " Ray ' s " time is al)out evenly divided between raising a bluster over nothing and studying Tactics. Which he enjoys the more, tracing gun-laden over the campus under martial sway or tracing sod laden over Prince George County, measuring trees and catching insects it cannot be said with precision. At least it is the intention of the College soon to send him back to his native hills, if possible under reduced velocity, and laden with the fruits of mental labor. The theory of agricidture seems to please him mightily; whether " tilling the verdant soil " with a roan mare and a jaded mule of uncertain mental caprice, to the tune of the grass-hoppers and bull- frogs remains to be seen. Like all of us, Ray has fallen into the Siren ' s seducive snare and seeks to win the " Pearl " of great price and ever after be " Gude, " (a la Webster — " good. " ) As to his future let us not prognosticate with too great surety, but one thing is a certainly that " Ray " will make a good farmer if he will withhold from attempts to raise calves on " bum jokes " and pigs on " hot air " . On the whole he is a good hearted lad, and except for his tem- porary lapses into a characteristic variety of " emotional insanity " which we know is purely unintentional, no better will be lost to our alma mater in the class of ' 10. 33 Clarence William Strickland, Clean sleeve . Horticultural. . Pocomoke City, Md. Associate editor " Reveille. " Vice-President, Agricultural Societj ' . I.ST! — do you hear that silence? That woeful, impenetrable, undispellable silence? Slice out a couple of cubic yards of it, cast it aside and there, encased in it like a nut in the shell, is Strickland. It was in the beautiful city of " Brotherly Love " and general business and labor strife, on October 10, 1890, that Strickland joined this motely collection of upright bipeds. But nobody knew it. Not many I ' Cople ever did or ever will know it ])y Strickland ' s say-so. For the saturnine Pennsylvanian just natu- rally doesn ' t make many remarks. The great city enjoyed Clarence ' s silent resi- dence t)ut one short year, when he immigrated to an infant metropolis in Worcester Co., Md., where he remained till three years ago. In 1906 " Strick " piit the climax on his juvenile education by making off with a " Sheepskin " donated for general good scliolarship by the highschool near his home place. He tlien " looked ' em over " and soon decided to uiatricalate at M. A. C. which he did in September, ' 07. Clarence is a horticultural man from inside out and his reputation for high marks in that line is well known and rightfully attained. His time is at present, devoted to the preparation of his great work, " The Keeping Quality of the Apple, " in the course of which thesis he expects to show how the existence of an apple may be perpetuated ad infinitum without detriment to the apple. Consequently you may feel safe in roasting him when, in the not far distant future you have to smash a petrified apple with an axe, for " Strick " will get there if any one does. Two other things come in for their share of Clarence ' s admiration — Nature and the simple life. The beauties of nature have ever made a great appeal to the young horticulturist and coming as he does from dear old " Eastern Sho ' " we feel sanguine that he will never suffer for lack of nature at her best. " The simple life, " whether the Wagner variety or not, we cannot say as he is too reticent to divulge, Vjut certainly an outdoor life of exercise and consequent health is his great future aim. And so long as Strickland lends his efforts solely to rendering the apple long-lived and does not try his hand on other commodities; e. g., eggs, we wish him the best of luck. We know well, that v hatever may be his bent, he is pretty sure of success, for if you will only take time to think, it is these Sphinx-like people, who take life seriously — as it should be taken — that write their names highest in the hall of fame. 34 Millard Evelyn Tydings, Captain Company A Mechmiical. Havre de Grace, Md. Schley prize, ' 08. WilliamPinckney Whytemedal, ' 08, ' 09. Junior orator. Vale- dictorian. President Morrill Literary Society. Member conference committee. Manager football team. Treasurer May Ball Organization. Athletic editor " Reveille. " Editor " Triangle. " % E. TYDINGS hails from Havre de grass or 4 14 1 Harve der Grah or Havn-e de Grace, J| whichever your intellectualattainments dictate you to pronounce it. He comes from warm stock, his father being Chief of the Fire Department and various other deceased members of his family having pursued the same business elsewhere than terrestrially for several centuries back. For pure aristocracy of pedigree " Chief " is hard to beat. Tydings became endowed with ' his infantile erudition in the schools of his native town and matric- ulated at M. A. C. in ' 06. His ambition, we hope soon to be reached, was to attach another M. E. to his name, this time on the stern. In the endeavor to do this, he has spent many happy hours of his time acquiring conditions in various technical subjects too numerous to mention. It is as an orator, however, that " Chief " shines most particularly and the class has the opportunity of sizing up his kinship to Demosthenes every time " Bommy " is late. In the chapel he has orated on practically every subject from " Woman Suffrage " to " Buttermilk " and he is usually showered with applause and other things. The school is by now pretty well inured to it though, and can stand almost thirty minutes of him at a time. Not many schools in Maryland can contest this claim to distinction in the line of enduring torture. And then again Tydings is a literary man. He edits the college paper and has been known to fill a quarter column or so. Several of the current periodicals have as well been favored with his verbose contributions and have accepted the same most wholeheartedly (to build the office fire with.) Editors are such cross, harsh men. " It seems that a young author of ability has no show at all these days " , says " Chief. " But persevere, old man, they ' ll come around with a shotgun after a while and pen you up with the lunatics. The world isn ' t all so cold-hearted. Finally, let us not pass over it lightly, " Chief " is some athlete. When those gazelle-like nether extremities of his, unbend themselves things happen, and on the track and at the pole vault " Chief " can do stunts. M. E. is also a Football manager of some renown and graduated as an economist last fall. We might also mention that as a pure, unameliorated clown, when he gets ready he has no equal. Romance is another specialty and his terpsichorean accomplishments also deserve attention. 35 Frank Radolph Ward, First Lieutenant Company C Mechanical. " M " in football, ' 08, ' 09. Sergeant Junior year. .Baltimore, Md. W ' HE windows rattle, the pictures tremble vio- lently, the bed buckles and throws a duck fit, three drawers fall out of the chiffonier and a couple of square feet of the plaster drop. No, most emphatically, most positively, no. It is not an earthquake. It ' s only " Dutch " Ward meandering down the corridor above. " Venus " ahoy! " Dutch " announced his existence by a lusty howl in the year 1890, and proceeded to develop his lungs in a similar manner for the next eighteen months. He learned to read, write and cipher in ' 96 and migrated to M. A. C. in ' 07. By this time he had acquired the anatomical proportions of a hippopotamus and the partition between two rooms was knocked out to accomodate his bulk. Even at this the room fitted him rather tightly and he was compelled to go outside to get a full inspiration of ozone. For you must know that " Dutch " is an oxygen fiend except in the form of H2 O. In fact, lungs are his strong point and many a game has been placed in the win column, owing to the melodious, soul- stirring, pitcher-rattling efforts of his delicate vocal mechanism. Ward also shines (in grime) as an engineer and spends many happy hours in the Plutonic caverns of the Mechanical Building. In the usual matinee of dirt smearing carried on daily down there, he is a safe bet at winning, albeit there is so much more cuticle to decorate. Although possessed of a strong, reverberating, richly modulated voice, eloquence is not " Dutch ' s " forte. For some unaccountable reason the tongue is, in his case, an " unruly mem- ber, " and possesses a decided penchant for cleaving to the roof of his mouth. No one denies the valiance of his efforts to separate it therefrom despite their ludicrousness. Probably M. A. C. ' s prize exhibit along this line is manifest when " Georgie " addresses the class and " Dutch " intersperses remarks, or rather gutteral rumblings of subterranean origin. " Oggle gogle — oggle gogle — Guh it, Mar ' land! Hoi! ' em, Mar ' land!! " And a ponderous mass of platitudinous Avoirdupois raises and lowers itself as rapidly as sheer weight will permit, while those stocky arms gesticulate and that unruly hair flies rampant. That ' s " Dutch " in action. That ' s " Dutch " at his best. That ' s " Dutch " more pleased than ever and winning the game on the side lines. Good-hearted, strong-voiced, woman-loved, Venus-formed Ward- prize elephant of 1910. 36 Miles Hogan Woolford, Second Lieutenant Company B Cambridge, Md. Mechanical. It Chairman invitation and program committee, May ball, ' 00. Associate business manager June ball organization. Associate social editor " Reveille. " Sergeant Junior year. OMEBODY said " The Colossus of Rhodes. " We hazard a bet that he was black headed. Mental colossuses are. Woolford is. Nuff sed. was at Cambridge, Md. that Woolford happened in . He has been regreting ever since that it wasn ' t Cambridge, Mass. So many people of distinction have their cognomens seasoned up with Cambridge, Mass. His first delvings into pedan- try took place in the High School of his home town and he is known to have graduated with the pro- verbial " Honors; " whatever that may be interpreted as meaning. He then began to hunt about for some place commensurate with his mental attainments and M. A. C. was the educational spot selected. " Miles " arrived at M. A. C. in and entered the Soph class. Contrary to the usual rule he made the important decision to study instead of hazing rats and henceforth became associated with " Solo- mon " Saunders as a mental genius. Unfortunately he avoided the Civil Engineering course and Science Hall missed the chance of its life. He did next best though, and the Engineering Building has therefore revelled in the delightsofhispedantic companionship almost to the exclusion of other regions. " Miles " is an ardent admirer of baseball, a " Go-away-a-little-closer " admirer. He has ornamented the bench at many a game and habitually holds the score card. As far as actual playing is concerned, well — the ground ' s dusty. As a classic beauty Miles holds the record. He doesn ' t need to exploit the realms of a Beau Brummel. One look from those liquid brown eyes is enough. Hearts palpitate and quiver with excitement, breasts rise and fall, Cupid plays rings around the place. So far, to the sad mis- fortune of some fair maid, Miles has not specialized. His compliments have been generic rather than specific, but even at that he has succeeded in holding spellbound more girls in the ' Ville and vicinity than any one else within a hundred mile radius. In the future — Atlanta, Ga., holds out inducements, matrimonial or otherwise and Miles expects to hie him thither to the " Sunny South. " Success we know, awaits him, whateverthe undertaking, for he is above all things a hard worker and a " Man who knows. " 37 enter m tov J HEN we were Freshmen we wondered at many things. We wondered at the ways of the Sophomores. We wondered why we were compelled to do as they said. We wondered at the long lessons we were compelled to learn. We wondered at the drill, the discipline, the guard tours, and the wh s and vherefores, in general, of college life; and we wondered too, looking ahead through long years, if the time would ever come when we would be like unto those Seniors, those demigods, whom we worshiped. This far distant goal, seemed extremely remote in the mist of future years, and the path leading to it appeared hard and stony indeed. But at last we have reached the goal and are able to rejoice, and be exceeding glad; and verily the time has flown, the years have seemed as but months and the months as but days. We remember, class-mates, all those early days of college life, the many petty troubles and cares, and pranks and scraps, which relieved the monotony of barrack life. We have all felt the keen exultation and excitement of victory, when our teams won, and we all have felt keenly our defeats. But in defeat and victory there has always been that true M. A. C. spirit, praise to our conquerors, and mag- nanimity to the conquered. We have gradually decreased in numbers, until we now number but 20, a small number ' tis true, but a band of men drawn together through circumstances. It is a matter of deep regret that oin quondam class- mates, have had to go, but we acquiesce and acknowledge, it was for the best. A small number, but all the tighte r cemented together, with bonds of fealty, we are loath indeed, now that the time has come, to leave the stern old walls of Alma Mater. We feel that the College is upon the eve of a new era in its history, and we hoi)e and trust that we have done our part to push old M. A. C. to the front. Few l eople indeed, in the United States know that M. A. C. was the first agricultural College to be established in this country. That there is a brilliant future for our Alma Mater is denied by none, our one aim in after life will be to further and aid the aim of our College dear, even as she has aided and nourished us in our College days. We have seen during our time large new buildings built and equipped, athletics aided and encouraged, as never before in the history of the College, and we have seen the courses widened, expanded, and bettered in every way. We can- 38 not help but feel pride in this, and take some small amount of the credit upon ourselves, howevei ' ,-,mall it may be. We are hopefully looking forward to the day when the Maryland Agricultural College, shall rank as one of the highest institu- tions of technological learning in the southern states. As Seniors we wish to thank Captain Conley for his never ( iring and unfailing efforts, to raise the general tone, and military efficiency of the Cadet Corps. We feel that tlip good done the college is lasting, and will have a direct influence on the future of the institution. We wish to thank Ca}:»tain Silvester, who in his untiring efforts has indeed sliown himself a true friend to every M. A. C. man. There is no student in College, from the most dignified Senior to the humblest prep, but who realizes that in Captain Silvester there is a type of true, noble manhood, a type which he can weU afford to set up as the final of his aims. We also wish to thank the heads of the various departments, and their able assistants, who, although we were wont at times to criticize them, we realized have been more than beneficent and helpful, in aiding us to shape our aims, and direct our ends. We hold that to the faculty and assistants of M. A. C. we owe a debt, which we will scarce be able to repay; and each and everyone of us as we leave bind ourselves with a firm oath to so shape our after life, that credit may be reflected upon our Alma Mater, and thus repay as we can the debt of love and fealty. It is with sorrow indeed that we leave you, M. A. C. and we hesitate as we step forward, for we know not what we are about to face, we know not what unseen dangers and hidden pitfalls lie in our way. We hesitate, ' tis for but a moment; we hesitate only to take long and last farewell, and step forward into life, with cour- age and conviction and the red blood bouncing through our veins. We hesitate no longer. We are firm in the conviction that knowledge is power, and we know that you arc with us, oh! Ahna Mater true, and we cannot fail, adieu M. A. C, adieu gray walls, so grim and stern, adieu ancient halls, adieu, all that we love, farewell! A. C. A., Historian. 39 Class (J tJe- Senior 1910 Air " My Dream of theU. S. A. " Oh! nineteen -ten,to thee we sing, And to thee our laurels bring. Th} ' praise with mighty ringing, Sound forth on skyward wing. Thy banners float on high, Let thy flags the breezes fly. Salute to nineteen-ten they cry, Salute to nineteen-ten! Chorus Oh! nineteen-ten to thee we hail. Fear not though foes assail. Oh ! never let thy purpose fail ; Nor let thy bright colors pale. And may time never rend apart, The bonds that hold so true All thy classmates hand and heart to heart Then foiever maroon and blue! Then praise to thee oh! class abound. For thy gains on battle ground; For victors who of limb were sound; For athletes far renowned. Thy trophies show with pride; Thy shield e ' er at thy side. Salute to nineteen its chide, Salute to nineteen-ten! Not all thy triumphs were thru gore, Not all in gridiron ' s war; They honor ' d thee on speaker ' s floors; Science didst thou explore, Didst thou deeds of pen and scroll; Didst thy orators extol. Salute to nineteen-ten their toll. Salute to nineteen-ten! 40 Oh! nineteen-ten we see thee stand, A class of soldiers grand; With gun and sword thy officer ' s band, At ball-room or drill ground. The uniform of gold and gray Responds to bugles shrill, Salute to nineteen-ten they trill. Salute to nineteen-ten! Oh! nineteen-ten thy honor ' s ring, Sound forth on skyward wing. Thy praise with volume let it swell, For thee a last farewell, Thy banners e ' er on high, Thy flags the breezes fly, Farewell from nineteen-ten they cry. Farewell from nineteen-ten! J. L. Donaldson — Class poet 41 L. M. Silvester President P. R. E. Hatton Vive-President C. R. Drach Secretary C. C. FuRNiss Treasurer H. S. CoBEY Historian Class Motto: Semper Primus. Class Colors: Navy blue and old gold. Class Yell: Rexi, Raxi, rip rap rum Hoai, Hoai, he hi hum As a class we ' re passed by none Junior, Junior, double one. C. R. Andrews Hurlock, Md. P. R. Barrows Berwyn, Md. C. C. Bowman Woodlawn, Md. H. J. Bradshaw Deal ' s Island, Md. J. H. Burns Morgantown, W. Va. C. A. Chaney Reisterstown, Md. H. S. CoBEY Grayton, Md. T. Davidson Davidsonville, Md. 42 H. P. Devilbliss New Windsor, Md. C. R. Drach New Windsor, Md. C. C. FuRNiss Crisfield, Md. D. W. Glass Baltimore, Md. P. R. E. Hatton Piscataway, Md, J. W. KiNGHORNE Baltimore, Md. P. R. Little Funkstown, Md. C. Lowe McDaniels, Md. W. H. Mays Glencoe, Md. M. H. Melvin Crisfield, Md. F. A. E. MuDD Cheltenham, Md. T. C. Reese Gwynnbrook, Md. J. K. Smith Myersville, Md. L. M. Silvester Portsmouth, Va. A. T. Sonnenburg Bladensburg, Md. H. Stabler Brighton, Md. L. G. TuRE Washington, D. C. J. H. White College Park, Md. H. D. Willis Rapidan, Va. 44 iltfitorp of Class of 1911 - URING the gentle balmy daj s of early autumn, we, the class of 19 — , each of us accompanied by his loving father or mother, first beheld the stern awe-inspiring mass of architecture that crowns College Hil]. During that long remembered first walk from station to College, what a multitude of thoughts raced through each fledgling ' s brain! Memories so strange and sadly sweet of the home and life he was leaving. How much dearer that home seemed than it had ever before. The many vague ideas that he has conceived of college life come rushing to his brain, each in turn to be rudely shattered by the strangely different, yet practical realities as he sees and experiences them from day to day. The first few days — days of homesickness; days of initiation to the college class room, the drill ground, the athletic field, and to the social life among the college fellows; days of the rat-meeting, the cold shower — are soon over. We have become accustomed to our new environment and have actually begun to enjoy life at M. A. C. Then follow in regular sequence the inevitable course of events: first class meeting; Freshman-Sophomore class rush; Hallowe ' en adventure; victories upon the gridiron, on the track, and on the baseball diamond; and of course throughout the year an excellent scholastic standing. The following year we appear on the scene as Sophomores, take upon ourselves the function of breaking in the " rats. " In sports and mischief we are ever in the lead, and when June rolls around our ranks are reduced to the number of those who knew the length of their halter. As Juniors we assume the dignity of officers and upper classmen, and men whose aim in coming to College is more to work than play. Such is a typical class history: the inevitable series of events which stake out the course of a body of men through college life; any great variation from this well- marked channel, my underclassmen, is apt to run your good ship aground, and once hard aground outside the channel, she may be able to return to it only, if at all, by nailing the flag of a younger class to her mast head. To the above form of class history I shall not attempt to add the special inci- dents and descriptions of events pecu ' iar to the class of 1911. We have in the Revielles of 1908 and 1909 mcst creditable descriptions of the various brilliant and daring exploits, and violations of college regulations in our Freshman year, 45 when we knew not the meaning of the bit and spur of military authority, and in our Sophomore year, when we heeded not the reins of discipline. Also are recorded our various athletic achievements of note, and the status and excellency of our class- room work. The Junior year finds us less in number, though more select, than we were as Sophomores; there is little discord and we are working " side by side, " — forging ahead under full steam in the center of the channel, and right deftly do we baffle with the adverse influences that surround our college life, which boldly face us as the white capped billows of an ocean st(.a-m, or tend to gradually swerve us to the right or left like a subtle undertow. Now come with me, Gentle Reader, and I shall attempt to briefly introduce to you the individual members of our class, for to know men is to know their history. Presto! Change! Here we are, in room 22, New Barracks, and a Junior class meeting is in progress. In the middle of the floor stands Lindsay MacDonald Sil- vester, our noble class President. His commanding voice rings out clearly over the hubbub: " The meeting will please come to order! " Lindsay is first sergeant of Co. A., and he rolls out his " A-A-A-Company, R-Right Dress! " with such impres- siveness, such pomp and dignity that one might take him for a great general. Lind- say is also a star football player, and has done noble work upon the gridiron. Hark! Some one speaks. " Mr. President, " we hearin adeep, clear, tone and turn to behold a tall, erect, and graceful man of Anglo-Saxon build, with a truly military face and air, yet a merry twinkle in his clear blue eye. " I move we have the minutes of the last meeting, " says Mr. Hatton, our wide awake vice-president and first sergeant of Company B. Moved and seconded that every member absent from class meeting without proper excuse be fined the sum of 25c., and after much profound discussion, car- ried by a large majority — reads our secretary, Mr. Drach in a very business-like manner. Just at this moment the door opens, and a young man, fair and comely, with sky blue eyes and raven locks, enters. The chairs in Mr. Kinghorne ' s artistically arranged room being doubly full, the folding beds, tables and window sills performing func- tions for which they were never intended, the future Chief Engineer of the B. O. deftly deposits himself upon a rug in a corner of the room. One less quarter for our May ball expenses remarks our treasurer as he crosses out the word " absent " which he had just placed after the name of Harold Bradshaw. If we don ' t have enough money for the May ball it will not be because Charles Furniss has not done his best to collect class fees; for he is as good a financier as mathematician — and that is saying a good deal, for he can juggle formulas in cal- culus with such marvelous rapidity that Dr. " Tally " is unable to follow his " steps, " and denounces his work as a " mathematical lie. " 46 Who is the gentleman seated at the table opposite Mr. Drach? — you may ask — that man who is looking over his spectacles with such a grandfatherly air. Oh! you mean our Sergeant Major, Mr. Davidson. Tom is quite a friend of Dr. Tally ' s, and is his " assistant instructor in calculus. " Ah yes! patient friend, no wonder you clap your hands to your ears, for the chorus of laughter coming from the other end of the room is deafening. Everyone is so highly amused that Lindsey ' s attempts to restore order are in vain — Melvin has cracked a joke, one of those most interesting originals, which he cannot keep to himself, but must cast forth upon the ears of all within reach. " Say, Melvin! make a noise like a book and shut up " roars Lindsey as soon as he can make himself heard. This acts as an antidote and order is restored. " Mr. President. " " Mr. Andrews. " ' ' I move we — all — go to town — some time — in the — in the near future, and have a — a Junior banquet. " " You all hear Mr. Andrews ' motion, is there any discussion? " " Mr. President. " " Mr. Reese. " " In view of the fact that we have, with great difficulty, trained our digestions to be in harmony with, and have actually cajoled oar poor deluded appetites into relishing, the simple diet upon — " " Aw — cut it off! He means let ' s not have any durned banquet, ' cause then we won ' t ever want to eat M. A. C hash and corn bread again. " So is one ol Maryland ' s future chemists cut short by Sergeant True, a prospective mechanical engineer — the brilliant, humorous, sarcastic, daring, restless, mischief- loving True. A man with record both unstable and conditional — a record that has fluctuated between notably poor and remarkably excellent. A man who has sailed under manj flags. May he never forsake this one till our good ship docks on schedule time, June 15. 1911. " Mr. President, I move we adjourn. " This from the tall curly headed youth over in the corner. Yes, you might have known it was Bowman, for he is always ready for something new. Bowman is one of our pair of Junior two-year specials in agriculture. He is quite a ladies man. and I am sure finds college life especially irksome at times, for it is noticed that he takes all such trifling occasions as county fairs, scarlet-fever scares, etc., as an excuse for a little trip to inspect agricultural exhibits (?) or to go home for awhile; but after all, who can blame him? Mr. Willis, our other two-j ear special is from " ole Virginia, " and is very proud of the fact. Willis boards at the ' ville, and so we class him as a day dodger: but we do not doubt that he finds many fair attractions at the ' ville to make up for all he misses in not living in the barracks. How changed is the scene. The fellows have all scattered to their quarters, obe- 47 dient to the clear call of the bugle, and we are alone with Mr. Kinghorne, who is hard at work on a drawing for the Reveille, entirely unaware of our presence. " Baldy " is very artistic, as you may judge from the arrangement and decoration of his room. The great success with which our plain but symmetrical auditorium has so frequently been turned into a gay and brilliant ball room for the Rassbourg dances and other social functions this year, has been due largely to the guiding hand of our color-sergeant. We shall leave him to his studies now, and see more of this noble class tomorrow. ' Tis 1 p. m. Class call has just been sounded; the front pavement is swarming with students, and there is a sound of many voices as the section marchers call their rolls. No longer do we see the student body an unbroken line of cadet gray uni- forms as we saw them at drill; many appear in their garbs for practical work, and these are greatly varied and in many cases ridiculous. That section forming on the right is composed of the dignified (?) Seniors. Next in turn come the C. E. Juniors, all attired for surveying. Perhaps you will ask who is the important looking Englishman, who wears the intense expression of a strenu- ous, up-to-date man of the world. Why, that is Mr. David Wilson Glass, Junior business manager of " The Triangle, " member of the student conference committee, an active member of two literary societies; a sergeant who has made a good record both in knowledge and performance of his duties. Glass is one of Dr. Taliaferro ' s most promising civil engineers, notwithstanding the fact that he often calls him his 2x9 lawyer, who can ' t be told anything. You mistake him for an Englishman by his smart English sportsman ' s attire, but you see he is a wide awake American. Of the two other men in this section with whom you are not acquainted (taking it for granted that you and the writer have long been friends), I shall now introduce to you Roland Devilbiss, second sergeant of the Band; you may think he is a sleepy looking fellow, but you need only to know him to change your mind most decidedly. Next in line is our M. E. section, and you can plainly see from their costumes that they are not afraid of work, and appear fully able to wield the sledge-hammer. Of these you have yet to meet three. Chaney is busy talking to the 0. D. so we shall see him later. And the other two? Yes, Mays and Sonnenberg. Mays is a great ladies man, and never fails to be on hand with a fair damsel whenever there is a dance coming off. He is our football manager for next year, and is already working up a schedule. Sonnenberg is only with us daring the day for his home is in Bladens- burg. He is a jolly good Dutchman and always wears a pleasant smile. His one hobby is machine construction. Next in line is the agricultural section. In this we have yet to make the acquaint- ance of Henry Stabler and Eugene Mudd. Henry lives at the Experiment Station, so we seldom see him outside the class room, but there he makes an excellent record. " Gene " is president of the Junior Literary Society, and one of the best literary men in our class. He is first sergeant of Company C, and very strict in performing his duties. 48 Those two fellows on the right of the farmers, who are keeping green the memory of their childhood by pelting everyone with " pebbles, " and whom we class as day dodgers, have expectations of becoming expert chemists some day. Herbert White is a resident of suburban College Park, and Paul Barrows is from the flourishing " city " of Berwyn. The four o ' clock bell has just rung, and the walls of the barracks reverberate with the sound of many footsteps, and the shouting of many voices as the fellows all return from class and prepare to take advantage in various ways of their two hours, recreation. As we wander about the halls we pass a bunch of fellows pouring out their voices in the strains of some new song. In their center is Jimmie Burns. Jimmie is sure to be on hand when there is " nmsic in the air. " Who is this pretentious looking man with the eyeglasses, who hurries down the hall carrying a pile of coats on his arm? Paul Little, of course! Little is very industrious, and all his spare time — when not visiting some fair one in Berwyn — he is tailoring, making souvenir jew- elry, selling car tickets, and most everything else that is profitable. Little is first sergeant of the Band, and is noted for the impressiveness of his commands. Now let us go over to the library, for we may possibly find a Junior back in some quiet alcove, lost in some interesting book. Look out! Stand aside! — A swift light footfall, a rush of air, and a light headed, athletic figure flits past as — Chaney is off for a five-mile run, his average afternoon recreation. We fiiid the library apparently deserted, except for the librarian, for it is a fine afternoon out of doors; but by close observation we discover two Juniors. Smith we find deeply interested in a book on plant breeding. He is very studious and often visits the library. We predict that he will some day be a great help to the agricul- tural interests of western Maryland. Lowe is absorbed in the news columns of " The Sun, " and on his desk lies a copy of " The Scientific American. " Lowe is our quartermaster sergeant, and one of the most promising young men in our class. Carroll has a kind word for everyone, and is always willing to help his classmates with their lessons. We are sorry to lose him from our class, but having found that his judgment is seldom in error, we wish him great success as a farmer on the Eastern Shore. 49 ftmtor Class ©tie To the Tune of " Put on Your Old Gray Bonnet. " There ' s a spot to me so true That it ' s mention thrills me thru. I sine; of M. A. C. And the standards, gold and blue Send that thrill thru me anew. No matter where ' er I be. Of college days and memories Her mother touch and sympathy Will linger round me when I ' m far away Whether lone or joined together To her true as steel forever Her ties will never fade away. Chorus. On nineteen eleven, where ere you are roaming I always keep her standard high and true Remember her kind teaching, she is now of you beseaching So we will cheer for the gold and the blue. We have struggled hard and long To build you firm and strong To make a class for history. When ' er we have been needed We have come and have succeeded. To win for you a victory May our works be good and umple For others an example Is our aim for we will ever strive for thee, In the paths of life will try With the spirit " Do or die. " To gain more fame for dear old M. A. C. Chorus. By P. R. E. Hatton, J. M. Burns and J. W. Kinghorne. 50 R. L. ToLSON President V. F. RoBY Vice-President S. C. Dennis Secretary and Treasurer K. MuDD Historian N. R. Warthen Sergeatit-at-Arms Motto Colors Ad astra per aspera. Maroon and Black. Yell Kemo — kimo— dora — maru — Me-he — me-hi — meruni stum diddle, Alla-ga-rag, alla-go-ru, Mehe — mehi, hallo — ballu, Sis boom ran— 1912! 1912! 1912! • L €to toll . » F. W. Allen ' Salisbury, Md. y- F. E. ANDERSON Jp C .i?! Childs, Md. W. Anderson , ' . . . . . Towson, Md. • . V. Benson. . 3 r 7P J A Baltimore, Md.i ' • . R. BuRRiER a f fitff 4 Yf fw . .- TT Barltlmore, Md. , C - V JZfT . L. Clark. . . P f .. .O yTrf tY Laurel, M J Tr o e C. F. Crane California, Md. • . W. Crapsteil. Taneytown, Md. t " . A. 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Williams Ijamsville, Md.». i A. N. Woodward Camden, N. J. 52 opi)omo]re Class Htsitorp - Biff! Whiff! Bang! " Ouch! " " Lemme go! " " Give up, I tell you! " " I ' m done! " " Oh, Lawdy! get off my head! " " Well, quit then, quit! " " Yes, yes; I ' m yours! " " You got us! " then a lull then Kemo-kimo-dora-maru- Me-he-me-hi-merum strum diddle, AUa-ga-rag, alla-go-ru, Mehe-mehi, hallo-ballu, Sis boom rah— 1912! 1912! 1912! 3T was the occasion of the Sophomore — Freshman Class Rush, on the night of September 22, 1909, and the Sophomores had won. Thus was a year of Sophomore achievements ushered in with victory. Little Wilbur Wright now came upon the ncene in his " man-buzzard, " to intrude upon the exclusive Sophomore privilege of occupying the limelight around College Park. The Sophs didn ' t like Wilbur ' s buttin ' -in proclivities, so they resolved to teach the green one a thing or two. On the night selected the amateur aviators eluded, after a great strategic battle, the sentinels at " Fort Conley, " and assembled down near the pike to discuss ways and means. Then the extreme difficulty of their undertaking dawned upon them. Did they quit? Not much. Down they went upon their knees, and, with bowed heads, fervently entreated their patron Saint, Edgai " , and all the other dwellers in the realm of the Zodiac, to crown their efforts with success. They did. Luckily, the guards at the aeroplane shed hadn ' t heard of the Sophomores of 1912. They had concluded, from their casual observations, that College Park was a peace- ful hamlet, and were accordingly ' enjoying a brief sojourn in Slumberville. The air-ship was speedily launched upon the atmosphere and headed for Wash- ington. It didn ' t get there. While directly above the iron bridge just below Bla- densburg, the tank went dry, and the craft had to be beached, and beached quickly, for the blasted contraption had awakened the whole U. S. A. by its imitation of a wheat harvester in action: and by the time the Sophs had disentangled themselves from the network of wires and levers, the signal corps guards hove in sight. Fortu- nately, they neglected to bring their signalling apparatus, and the whereabouts of the Sophs soon became unknown. 54 Another instance of news being supjjressecl by men " higher up. " Next, Hallowe ' en came in for its share of attention. This is the customary time for Sophomore classes to raise their annual ' Vough-house. " But this Sophomore class possesses a certain degree of originality, and, while it holds old traditions and cus- toms in high regard, they rebel at the idea of treading the beaten path too often. Heretofore, Sophomore classes have contented themselves with committing their acts of valor in either Hyattsville or Washington, but the class of ' 12 didn ' t stop until it had " done up " both towns. What promises to become an important Sophomore institution had its inception this year with the class of 1912. It is the " G. O. H. " Oh. what mysteries, what deep-hidden secrets, surround that title! Its need has been sorely felt for a long time now, and it remained for the present Sophomore class to supply it. It is an order with a lofty purpose, a purpose appre- ciated fully by those who have reaped the benefits of its wide-reaching influence. Long live the G. 0. H! And it will live as long as the spirit of ' 12 survives. It has been the ol)ject of the writer to recount only those events which have been out of the ordinary. Numerous deeds, such as bowling with the cannon balls, paint- ing up the M. A. C. premises, hob-nobbing with Brother Patterson ' s live-stock, raiding the Commandant ' s office, domesticating " rats, " etc., etc., performed largely as matters of course, have been ignored. It is regrettable that it was necessary for this " history " to be written so long before the end of the scholastic year, for there are many more " thrillers " on the Sophomore program. But, never mind, reader, by the time this volume reaches you, a full performance will have been given. 55 Class of 1913 - E. T. RiTTER President H. S. KoEHLEK Vice-President J. W. Hatton Secretary C. M. Albert Treasurer M. E. Davis Historian Colors Motto Maroon and White Fret d ' accomplic : Ready to Accomplish Class Yell Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Sis, Boom, Bah, One, nine, one, three Rah, Rah, Rah. 56 C. M. Alleki Pen Argyle, Pa. H. P. Ames Washington, D. C. H. E. BiERMAN Berwyn, Md. S. Blankman Baltimore, Md. W. E. BouGHTON Philadelphia, Pa. M. E. Davis Baltimore, Md. S. E. Griffin Highland, Md. J. W. Hatton Piscataway, Md. L. H. Jeff Baltimore, Md. H. S. KoEHLER Blairsville, Pa. R. C. Lednum Preston, Md. A. W. Mason Baltimore, Md. M. B. Mayfield Washington, D. C. G. B. Morse Riverdale, Md. E. J. Merrick Sudlersville, Md. S. H. Newnam Church Hill, Md. F. H. O ' Neill Riverdale, Md. E. E. Powell Baltimore, Md. E. T. Ritter Catonsville, Md. E. T. Russell Baltimore, Md. G. P. Trax. . Easton, Md. R. P. West Rapidan, A a. C. M. White Ottaway, Md. P. O. Wilkins Rehobeth, Md. C. Worch Washington, D. C. oS tstorj) of t|)e Clasifi of 1913 - 3N tlie golden days of mid-September, the class of 1913, of M. A. C.was assem- bled from the various parts of this broad land. The prevailing sensation, of the many which beseiged us as we climbed the hill to the college, was prob- ably homesickness. Ours were not allayed at all by the welcoming salutations of the waiting Sophomores. This noisy bunch received us with loud threats and later their threats were borne out to some degree. But soon this feeling of fear and homesickness began to wear off and we began to take notice of things around us. With this began the process of making a cquaint- ances. After becoming better acquainted with our classmates, we assembled, one night in October for our initial class meeting. The object of the meeting was to select our colors and to organize our class. This latter the Sophs were determined we should not do. The first move of the Sophs was to obtain possession of the auditorium in which the meeting was held. This move was frustrated by locking and barricading doors and windows. The triumphant Freshmen then proceeded to organize and select maroon and white for their colors. The next question was what to do about the Sophomores who were anxiously awaiting us on the outside. We decided to sally forth and give battle to the waiting foe. As we issued forth the Sophs rushed us and then the fight waxed furious. Many a Sophomore found him- self in sudden contact with the hard and unsympathetic earth. At last the battle was ended bj the bugle calling us to our quarters. The little band of Freshmen, though outnumbered more than tw o to one, had valiantlj and successfully resisted every effort of the Sophs to break them up. A short while after this the two classes joined hands in order to celebrate riallow ' een night with fitting ceremonies. On that night the classes proceeded to Washington, and after giving an exhibition drill in the streets, Avent to one of Washington ' s leading operatic establishments. The show was enjoyed (?) very mu(;h by the fellows ; that is by those who were not engaged in some other occupa- tion, such as flirting with the young ladies in the boxes. On leaving the theatre, the bunch boarded a Berwyn car which they proceeded to take i)ossession of. At Riverdale, on the refusal of one student to yield his hard-earned nickel, the strong 59 arm of the law was called in to aid the worthy conductor. This occasioned the exit of M. A. C. Then began the march up the Pike to college. This march was attended by many amusing incidents too numerous to mention here. At last we found ourselves at College and we went to bed to snatch a few hours sleep before the insistant bugle should call us to reveille. From this memorable night the term slipped rapidly on, the monotony being broken only by the regular football game. The one event of importance before the examinations was the exodus from College of most of the students because of scarlet fever. Soon examinations were upon us, and we were laboring under this burden. But these were at last safely past and we were entered upon our Christmas holidays. But too soon were these glorious days passed, and too soon were we l ack doing business at the old stand. The winter term was one long grind of study broken only by the work of the track team, which team made a championship record for itself. At last the term was over and the dread examinations safely past. The Easter vacation seemed to fly on wings and we were back ready for the final struggle. Good weather, baseball and other studies made the term fly almost as quickly as vacation days. Soon we found ourselves entering upon the exercises of Jane week. These exercises were carried through with great zeal and at last we were readj to pack our trunks for home. After the June ball the school was deserted and the Freshman class had separated to gather again the following September as Sophomores. 60 W tntt ? Whence conies Commy ' s scornful look Which but evil seems to brook? Whence the Captain ' s steely smile One to turn sweet milk to bile? Whence our Boohoo ' s manner gruff — Whence that height and neck-worn cuff? Whence Doc. Tolly ' s winsome wit Special Senior benefit? Whence his namesake ' s bunch of weeds Chunks of dirt and sundry seeds? Whence McDonnell ' s satire keen Critics eye and lovely mien? Whence the Catfish cries of " Stuff " Choler quick and ready bluff? Whence sad Myron ' s features grim Laughless mouth and manners prim? Whence, too, Bommy ' s learned talk, His business air, his unique walk? Whence great Si ' s inspiring weight His beauteous bugs, his glittering pate? Whence Charles S ' s eloquence. That fluent tongue, that brightness, whence? Whence the Stein ' s insomnia weak His dreamy look, his saving streak? Sphinx or Delphi answer " Whence? " Then we ' ll spring to thy defence. A. Y. M. 61 a Baeplj to tt)e Coast := WfjRt is a rep? - 3N answer to the question what is a prep? Ishoald say first, foremost and above all — a prep IS. Cast your eyes about among the bipeds inhabiting uniforms at this institution, note those diminutive specimens of " Genus homo " I. e. a genius just from home distributed promiscuously over the college landscape and agree with me. A prep is an infinitisimal specimen of humanity, a vest pocket edition of a man, fair complexioned and flaxen haired, who, with almost inconceivable precosity, has boldly untied the Gordian knot of his mother ' s apron strings and ventured forth at a tender age in search of erudite glory. Few, indeed, are so temeritous. Most wait a year and become Freshmen. In addition, a prep is one of that peculiar variety of human beings who are (through strenuous application of the tail end of a bedslat taught to be present when needed and scarce when not required. Mother ' s exceptionally brilliant offspring is speedily trained to this extent. In the mess hall one prep is needed at each table to dispense rain spout lemon- ade; in the barracks one prep is needed for every ten rooms to receive the superfluous manual energy of the sophomores; on the field one prep is needed to run after fiats and exercise himself generally with the water bucket ; as a whole they are rather an im- portant commodity. As waiters they are excellent; as errand boys, without equal; as water servers none can approach them and as punching bags they are unexcelled. Tho attitude of the school toward its preps is most gracious and condescending in the extreme. The older students oversee their sanitary habits and frequently arise at late hours of the night to assist them to the bathroom in their night clothes. At the table they are gently remonstrated wth and any tendency to overeat (anj thing a sophomore wants) is speedily quelled. Their physical condition is a matter of great concern to the upper classmen and an abundance of boots to shine and sundry odd jobs are kept ever in readiness to furnish them with necessary exercise. And above all a desire to excell is inculcated by frequent collar button races and gun cleaning contests. In closing let me say that our institution would be incomplete without the preps. They fill a place none others can fill so well; they do a work none others would do; they eat the food none others care to devour and they live a life of such con- stant diligence that another could not withstand. 62 %f)t iHilitar department f HE object of military instruction is to inculcate those characteristics which make us good citizens of state and country; respect for lawful authority, love of order, self reliance, a strict sense of personal integrity and love of country. A knowledge of the elements of militar} science and tactics is absolutely neces- sary to successful conduct of war. No citizen can be of service as a volunteer soldier unless properly trained in the " art of war. " As it is the duty of every citizen to respond to defend his country in case of necessity, he must know how to do so or his life may be lost in a useless sacrifice. No matter how patriotic a man may be unless properly trained, his services will be useless. Therefore, the object of mihtary training at M. A. C. is not only to perfect the military education of our cadets to such an extent as will make them capable of performing the duties of an officer in the regular army, the U. S. volun- teers, or the militia in time of war but it gives to them such traits of character as will be of benefit to them throughout their whole lives, no matter what their occu- pation, namely, promptness, reliability, truthfulness, neatness, self-reliance, and perseverance in a worthy aim or ambition. A free, erect, graceful carriage of the body is an acquisition and a delight. It has a value in commerce as well as in war. Athletic sports receive their due atten- tion in most colleges and schools. No sport is, however, a substitute for militarj drill and some forms of sport create a new need for it. Military drill develops the whole man, head, chest, arms and legs proportionally, and thus promotes synnnetry and corrects the excess of other forms of exercise. In all it may be said that it teaches quickness of eye and ear, hand and foot, qualifies men to stop and act in unison, teaches subordination and prepares a man to serve his country if need demands it. The first lesson to be learned by any military man is that of obedience to legiti- mate authority, not obedience because the thing ordered is right but because it is ordered. This is chscipline. No permanent system of discipline can be built up, how- ever, that is not based upon a proper use of authority. An officer who is capricious, or unreasonable, or unjust, cannot maintain it. There is no example of a successful general of the first rank in the world ' s histor y who was not a good disciplinarian. In the character of an officer no quality is so important as loyalty. Without it 64 he loses both the respect of his superiors and the confidence of his inferiors. Loyalty to the trust imposed upon him by his superiors and equal loyalty to support his subordinates while they are carrying out his orders, are demanded of the man who would be successful as an officer as well as the man who would be successful in any walk of life. " Loyalty and discipline go hand in hand and are paramount military qualities. In fact the training of a soldier may be said to extend in four directions: first, toward discipline, in order to secure efficiency; second, toward marksmanship, in order that the machine of which he is a member may be a greater menace to the enemies of his country, and, in exact ratio a better guarantee of his country ' s peace; third, toward a knowledge of field sanitation, that the efficiency of the machine may not be impared by the ignorant violation of the laws govei ' ning his own and his comrades ' health; and, fourth, toward the knowledge of the art of scouting and observing. The extent to which a cadet ' s training in the militar} department during the past year will conform to this is seen from a hasty review of the amount of work, theoretical and practical, which has been covered. This work embraces: 1. Infantry drill to include school of the battalion. 2. Field service regula- tions. 3. Firing regulations. 4. Guard mount. 5. Practical military engineering. 6. Bayonet exercises. 7. Visable signaling. 8. Guard mounting. 9. Butt ' s rifle drill to music. 10. Construction of hasty entrenchments, lying, kneehng, and standing, with use of revetting materials. 11. Construction of wire entangle- ments. " 12. Construction of spar, scarp, six-legged, two-legged, and single lock bridges. 13. First aid to the injured. 14. Road sketching. 15. Ceremonies of review and inspection, dress parade, guard mounting, escourt of the colors, etc. This practical instruction has been supplemented by a series of lectures by the pro- fessor of military science and tactics on tactical suljjects to the Senior Class only. Under the Morrill act of 1862, the Maryland Agricultural College became en- dowed with an interest in the public land of the United States, the income on the proceeds from the sale of which is to be expended upon the promotion of such branches of learning as are related to agricultural and the mechanic arts and including military tactics. Now, under the classification of the war department all colleges in this country in which military training is a feature, are divided into classes such as A, B, BA, etc., M. A. C. falls under BA classification. Classification A includes those schools which are especially military whose students are habitually in uniform and in which military discipline is constantly maintained. Class B includes State land grant colleges established by the Morrill Act in which military science is included in the curriculum. Class BA is any college of class B which attains a state of efficiency required for colleges of class A. In addition to M. A. C. there are only five other landgrant colleges in the United States which have obtained the BA class. 6.5 The credit as well as the responsibility for the development of an efficient corps of cadets rests with the Commandant of cadets together with the Senior Officers. Upon the Commandant rests the responsibility of planning while upon the Senior Officers rests the execution of his plans. The past year has been a very busy one in every thing pertaining to the military department and that it was a successful year was evinced on the day of the annual inspection, April 22, when Captain Lockridge of the war department gatnered the cadet officers about him at the close of a day of thorough inspection and spoke to them in terms of a highly complimentary nature. In the course of his remarks, he stated that he was especially well pleased with the practical work of the cadets and with the efficiency of the members of the Senior Class. From the tenor of his remarks we have hopes of at least a show for a position as one of the ten distin- guished colleges of the United States, and even if such should not be the case, we feel confident of a satisfactory report and a better rating than heretofore. Prominent among our military organizations is the band which has this year made wonderful progress and has furnished excellent music for all our ceremonies. Another feature of our militarj work has been the target practice, which has pro- duced much rivalry among the companies. A rifle team was also selected by compe- tition from the best shots in the battalion and the intercollegiate rifle match was entered for the trophy given by the American Fish and Game Society. Although we did not win, yet much interest was aroused and a creditable showing was made. The county laws do not allow a rifle range in this county, otherwise we could have a range near college. As it now stands, it is necessary for us to shoot on the nearby ranges. This year the Marine Corps Range Avas placed at our disposal for this purpose. A banner is presented to the company which makes the highest average in target practice as also to the individual squad in the battalion which makes in competition, the best showing in drill, soldierly appearance, etc. Both of these incen- tives have been productive of interest and good results. Militate JBepartment - Captain Edgar T. Conley, 15th Infantry U. S. A Commandant of Cadets Commissioned Staff O. H. Saunders Cadet Major G. E. Hamilton First Lieutenant and Adjutant F. J. Maxwell First Lieutenant and Quartermaster Non-Commissioned Staff T. D. Davidson Sergeant Major C. Lowe Qiiarterinaster ' s Sergeant J. W. KiNGHORNE Color Sergeant J. L. Donaldson Principal Musician J. P. Grason Drum Major Roy Beall Chief Trumpeter 67 MISS LAURA ELIZABETH OFFUTT, WASHINGTON, D. C. SPONSOR FOR THE BATTALION MISS EMMA GWYNN QUEEN, BRYANTOWN, CHARLES COUNTY, MD. SPONSOR FOR BAND Caliet 38anli rgant?ation - L. G. Smith, Director G. E. Hamilton Adjutant, Commanding J. L. Donaldson Principal Musician J. P. Grason Drum Major P. R. Little Sergeant H. R. Devilbiss Sergeant E. R. BuRRiER Corporal W. L. Warfield Corporal Instrumentation J. L. Donaldson Solo Cornet H. R. Devilbiss Solo Cornet S. Martinez Solo Clarinet M. DooLEY Clarinet J. J. TuLL Clarinet M. W. McBride First Cornet F. W. Allen Second Cornet E. M. Roberts Solo Alto J. A. Miller First Alto H. Rassmussen Second Alto P. R. Little First Trombone E. F. Beauchamp Trombone E. J. Merrick . ' Trombone E. R. BuRRiER Baritone W. L. Warfield Bass G. R. Lathroum Bass W. A. FuRST Snare Drum P. C. Douglass Bass Drum S. E. Griffin Cymbals Field Music Roy Beall, Chief Bugler Co. A Co. B Co. C H. C. Trax J. B. Gray, Jr. C. F. Crane R. C. Williams A. E. Irving M. Dooley 74 33ant» - ■ HIS, the second year of the existence of the M. A. C. Cadet band, marks £i . a new stage in its youthful career. Ever since Mr. L. G. Smith gathered together what material was available and organized the rudiments of a military band, our music has constantly improved. The task was a difficult one, requiring tedious instruction on the part of the director and painstaking study and practice by the new members. But the result is an innovation in our military annals and a great betterment in the curriculum of the battalion ' s drills and evolutions. M. A. C. has but come into her heritance, obtaining that which she should long before have had, and which puts her in a higher class, with many other military institutions. From the very day that the band made its first appearance, and students and professors alike gathered to hear M. A. C. ' s first organized music, it has constantly advanced, and at the close of that Session, the Spring of 1909, it was in very fair shape. But the band that year, and the band this, are scarcely comparable. Then it was a mere beginning, a veritable embryo. Now it is a well organized efficient corps of musicians, and it is fast assuming the position of an experienced, skilled band. As to its benefits, the resultant improvements speak for themselves. Its great aid to the execution of " Butt ' s Manual, " its enlivening marches with their .steady cadence, and its pleasing selections during inspection, dress parade and various ceremonies, all fill a long needed and much appreciated place in our military routine. Much commendation is due the individual members for their diligent study and rehearsing in this new field — music. But especially is our bandmaster, Mr. L. G. Smith, to be praised, for his untiring efforts in instruction and direction. Mr. Smith is a master of music, possessing a vast fund of practical experience and knowledge. He is a harmonist, a student of his art, and a true musician. The horizon is very roseate for this addition to M. A. C. ' s military department, and the prospects are that it will prove a constantly increasing source of benefit and pleasure to the college and all associated with it, in whatever capacity. 76 a ' - S the band was an infinitely great improvement over the trumpet corps, so has the orchestra been over the band, out of which it grew. Not that it could replace it, for they are fundamentally different, but the orchestra has been a venture into a higher, more artful field. Truly this is a lofty branch of that fine art, music. How great is the opportunity for pleasing and soulful expression. But listen to an orchestra. The pleading, appealing strains of the violin cry out, and the cornet ' s rich voice mingles harmoni- ously. The clarinet pipes its fluting, warbling notes, and the accompaniment, led by the once-termed ' ' King of orchestral instruments, " the trombone, rounds out a full, satisfying melody. Psychologists tell us that only poetry can charm the human mind more than music. And perhaps of all music, that of the orchestra is the most charming. The reader may smile at this when he thinks of M. A. C. ' s small orchestra. No, we do not pretend to measure up to all this. Yet why not aneft ' ort, why not a trial at this pleasing art? That is just what we are making. Our orchestra ' s organiza- tion took place only last Fall, its facilities are natui ' ally limited. But in spite of this, it has made rapid progress in musical skill, and has produced some very pretty renditions. " Practice makes perfect, " and this under able direction, is making our orchestra a thing which promises to give great pleasure to students of M. A. C. In this, as in the band, the genius of Mr. L. G. Smith, director, has been the guiding spirit throughout. L. G. Smith, First Violin and Leader J. A. Miller, M. Dooley First Violins E. F. Beauchamp, p. C. Douglass, F. W. Allen Second Violins S. Martinez Clarinet J. L. Donaldson First Cornet PL R. Devilbiss Second Cornet E. M. PtOBERTS First Horn H. Rassmussen Second Horn P. R. Little Trombone E. R. Burrier Bass M. W. McBride Piano W. A. FuRST Drums and Traps 77 MISS SUSAN BEALL SHERIFF, WASHINGTON, D. C. SPONSOR FOR COMPANY A 3 oll of Company 91 M. E. Tydings Captain S. D. Gray First Lieutenant Wm. J. Frere, Jr. Second Lieutenant L. M. Silvester Fird Sergeant C. C. FuRNiss Second Sergeant C. A.. Chaney Third Sergeant J. K. Smith Fourth Sergeant G. B. Posey First Corporal J. N. Lednum Second Corporal W .B. Hull Third Corporal Barrows Lancaster Stabler, PL Bowman Lednum Staley Bullock Mason Taylor Clark Melvin Trax. G. P. Cragg O ' CONOR Warthan Eddy Palmer West Gray, R. T. Pearson Whittington GOELTZ Powell, E. E. White, C. Hatton Morse White, A. PIaas Russell WiLKINS PPOOPER Schusler Willis Kemp SONNENBERG Wright Long 25uglet! Trax, H. C. Williams, G. 80 MISS ERNESTINE GIACCHETTI, HYATTSVILLE, MD. SPONSOR FOR COMPANY B 3 oU of Company 3S A. C. Adams Captain J. W. DucKETT First Lieutenant M. H. WooLFOKJ) Second Lieutenant P. R. E. Hatton First Sergeant J. W. Bradshaw Second Sergeant H. S. CoBEY Third Sergeant L. G. True Fourth Sergeant F. E. Anderson First Corporal V. RonY Second Corporal S. Dennis Third Corporal Albert Anderson, W. Bierman boughton Burns Cole, W. G. Davis Demarco DOOLEY Duckett, a. B. Drach Edwards Grace Hedges Gilbert Mayfield McGlNNES JMcKenney Morris Munson Newnam O ' Neill Penalosa Powell, C. M. Ritter Rogers RUPPEL Shipley Sonnenberg, a. Stanton, A. C. Stanton, T. R. Stewart Trimble Towers Wells White, A. Williams, T. Wilson Wright Woodward 2Buglcr Gray, J. B. Beall Irving 84 MISS HELEN BLAKE, TOWSON, MD. SrONSOR FOR COMPANY C 3 oll of Company C H. H. Allen Captain P. R. Ward First Lietdenant W. P. Cole, Jr Second Lieutenant E. A. MuDD First Sergeant D. W. Glass Second Sergeant J. C. Reese Third Sergeant O. R. Andrews Fourth Sergeant K. INIuDD First Corporal E. Benson Second Corporal B. W. Crapster Third Corporal |dritoatc0 Ames Fountain Maxwell Tull Armstrong Frazee Mays White Augustus Hood Meyers Wjllimas, D Blankman Jeff Silvester, E. Williams, E. Caceres KOEHLER Steel Worch Cortelyou Lanhardt Strickland Gorsuch Coster Martz Wall IS 25uglccs Crane DOOLEY 88 ; orrtll iLiterarp g octetp M. E. Tydings President W. P. Cole, Jr Vice-President W. D. Munson Secretary T. R. Stanton Treasurer - tmhtt l ip Andrews Furniss Maxwell, C. M. Silvester, L Allen F. W. Grason Myers Trax Anderson, F. E. Glass McGinnes True Bradshaw Goeltz Mudd, K. Tolson Burns Griffin O ' Connor Trimble Benson Gray, R. T. Posey Taylor Clark Hatton, J. W. Rupple Ward Coster Irving Rogers Witington Drach Lednum RiTTER Woodward DUCKETT, A. B. Martinez Russell West Demarco Mays Strickland Williams Frere Morse Staley White Fountain McBride Smith, J. K. Wallis McD. 90 ; orrill iLiterarj) otitt - THE Morrill Literary Society has been the scene of much activity during the past year. Every week produced a red hot debate, in addition to well rendered ora- tions and declamations. The largest attendance that has presented itself at the meetings for years encouraged the program. Much surprising new material, as usual, presented itself, and development along all the lines of orators, debaters, and elocutionists Avas clearly marked. It is gratifying to know that many an un- known and commonplace speaker through his own efforts, and the encouragement of the society, has developed into an effective and forcible orator. The benefit of such a societj is far-reaching and needful, in a college, and Avith the year now draAving to a close, we think and hope that the Avork of the Morrill Society has fulfilled its mission even to the expectations of its most exacting adher- ent. Our annual commencement debate Avith our friendly rivals, of the Ncav Mercer, is near at hand. Although the result cannot be published in this book, Ave knoAV that through the experience gained the Morrill Society Avill produce such a pleasing debate that it Avill be stamped clearly on pages of memory for time to come. 91 JBteto ilercer 3ltterarj) ocietj) S. S. Stabler President P. R. E. Hatton Vice-President J. W. DucKETT Secretary W. G. Cole Treasurer T. Davidson Sergeant-at-arms ;0lemticr f)ip Adams Albert Allen, H. H. Ames Anderson, W. M. Andrews Armstrong Barrows Bowman BURRIER Bullock cortelyou Crane DeVilbiss Dennis DOOLEY W. Douglas Frazee Gray, S. D. Gray, J. B. Grace Hamilton Hass Hatton, J. Hedges Kemp Koehler Lanhardt Lednum, J. Maxwell. F. M. Mason Melvin Miller Mudd, E. McBride McKenny Martz Mayfield Merrick Newman Posey Palmer Pearson Rasmussen Roberts Stanton, A. C. Silvester, E. Stabler, H. Sh ipley Saunders Smith, F. Taylor Trax, G. p. TULL Warthem Warfield White, VV. White, C. M. woolford Wilson Wallace Williams, D. Williams, T. WORCH 92 Oratorical Sssiociation of JHarplanti Collegesi This year on April 30, the annual contest was held at Washington College, Ches- tertown, and was won by our representative. Captain Millard E. Tydings, who received a gold medal from the Association. ' ' Chief " reflected great credit upon himself and the college in the splendid oration which he presented in such a masterly manner. This is the second consecutive victory for M. A. C. program Music Address of Welcome Dr. Cane, President of Washington College Response to Address of Welcome Prof. Chas. S. Richardson, M.A.C. Music Oration R. T. Harpies, St. John ' s College " An Unsolved Problem " Oration R. Z. Lewis, Western Maryland College " Money and Commercialism ' " Oration John H. Hessey, Washington College " The Degeneracy of the Senate " Music Oration M. E. Tychngs, Maryland Agricultural College " A Plea for Universal Peace " Music Announcement of Decision of Judges Music 93 H ossftourg Club m. A. C. is ever a gay old place, brilliant social spots sparkling against her somber background of arduous study and exacting military duties. And this present year has proved no exception to the rule, indeed it has eclipsed past history in its gayeties and social functions. This we owe to the Ross- bourg Club. Just as life within the gray old walls begins to grov monotonous the Rossbourg announces another ' ' hop, " and there is much excitement and hurrying to fill programs. Then glad attire is donned and frets and toils are fui ' gotten in the joyous whirl. The violin ' s plaintive strains and the cornet ' s mellow voice measure quickening time and cares are tossed to the breeze as the dance is begun with mi-lady on arm and a dainty prefume filling the air with a faint intoxication. And it is a pretty sight to see gray uniforms with much braid and brass and gold, or " cits " of somber black, and M. A. C. girls go gliding by in the happy throng. At last the dance ends and nothing remains but a I ' cgret and an eager longing for the next one. Everything has run smoothly, thanks to our staff of officers headed l y Drum- Major J. P. Grason, a very graceful social man, who easily stands in the foreground in M. A. C. Society. Thanks is also due Major O. H. Saunders as vice-president, and Lieut. W. P. Cole who filled the office of secretary ami treasurer. The invita- tions were well chosen by Capt. M. E. Tydings, and the floor ably managed by Capt. A. C. Adams. Maj. Saunders provided pleasant receptions, while to Capt. H. H. Allen we owed the arranging of delicious refreshments. Particularly pleasing were the decorations, each occasion ))eing appropriately supplied with ornamentation. Perhaps the prettiest was the affair with scores of college flags and pennants on the walls and a neat cozy corner, college den style, at one end. We owe much to our excellent hall, too, with its large smooth floor. Trul college life were dull without the Rossbourg and its brightening affairs. 94 Haosstiourg 3 oll fficer-sf Drum-Major, J. P. Grason President Major 0. H. Saunders Vice-president Lieutenant W. P. Cole Secretary-Treasurer Chairman of Comniittees Capt. M. E. Tydings Invitation and Program Capt. a. C. Adams Floor Major, O. H. Saunders Reception Capt. M. H. Allen Refreshments f acultp Icmbcr Capt. R. W. Silvester Prof. H. T. Gwinner Prof. T. B. Symons Prof. Crisp Capt. E. T. Conley Dr. H. B. McDonald Prof. E. B. Walls Prof. W. A. L. Taliaferro Mr. F. R. Kent c tuDent illemticr.0f)ip Adams, A. C. Allen, H. H. Broughton, L. B. Burns, J. B. Burrier, E. R. Barrows, P. R. Benson, E. V. Crabster, W. Cole, W. G. Cole, W. P. Crane, C. F. Clarke, N. F. Devilbliss, H. R. Duckett, J. W. Donaldson, J. L. Demarco, L. a. furniss, c. c. FURST, W. Grason, J. P. Gray, J. B. Glass, D. W. Hamilton, G. E. Hatton, p. R. E. koehler, h. Kinghorne, J. W Little, P. R. Mays, W. H. MUDD, E. Munson, W. D. Melvin, M. H. Morse, G. B. Morris, J. C. Newnam, S. H. Posey, G. Ramsburg, H. B. ROBEY, V. Russell, E. T. RuppLE, M. H. Saunders, O. H. Silvester, E. L. Silvester, L. McD. Silvester, R. L. Stabler, S. S. Trax, G. p. Tydings, M. E. Wa-rfield, M. woolford, m. h. West, P 96 College © ' bt Our college dear, of thee we sing, M. A. C! My M. A. C! And loyal hearts we gladly bring, M. A. C! My M. A. C! In memory fond thy name shall cling, Throughout the land thy praise shall ring, So to the breeze your banner fling, M. A. C! My M. A. C! Thy sons have e ' er been true to then, M. A. C! My M. A. C. ! And greater yet their love shall be, M. A. C. ! My M. A. C. ! When records of our deeds they see. If we obey their every plea And keep unstained thy history, M. A. C.!My M. A. C! In wisdom ' s hall or on the field, M. A. C! My M. A. C! To vaunting foe we ne ' er shall yield, M. A. C.!My M. A. C! For in our lives shall be revealed Those inspirations that appealed To feelings true by you unsealed, M. A. C! My M. A. C! While other banners wave on high, M. A. C.!My M. A. C! And brighter colors greet the sky, M. A. C.IMy M. A. C! The orange and black shall ever fly. And heights of fame they shall decry, Who guard thee with a loving eye, M. A. C! My M. A. C! Oh, let us then, to her be true, M. A. C! My M. A. C! Her high and noble aims pursue M. A. C. ! My M. A. C. ! And let us dedicate anew Our lives to every service due. That may thy glorious fame renew, M. A. C! My M. A. C! G. S., ' 05 L. F. Z., ' 06 97 loung Mtn C|)ristian dissociation O. H. Saunders President C. R. Drach Vice-President F. J. Maxwell Secretary W. G. Cole Treasurer -j tmhn Allen, H. H. Allen, F. W. Albert, C. M. Armstrong, E. W. Anderson, F. E. Bowman, C. O. COBEY, H. S. Cole, W. G. Cole, W. P. Drach, C. R. Glass, D. W. goeltz, a. r. GOELEZ, P. Hatton, p. R. E. Lowe, C. Maxwell, C. M. Maxwell, F. J. Merrick, E. J. Mays, W. G. Mudd, E. Molesworth, E. J. Mc. Bride, M. W. Newnam, H. O ' Conor Ramsburg, H. p. Reese, J. C. Roberts Silvester, L. Smith, J. K. Stayley, H. S. Stewart, F. G. Stabler, S. S. Taylor Trax, G. p. Trax, H. C. Wallace, D. W. Warthen, R. Williams, D. Williams, E. P. Wright, M. (©fficer for ca on I9l0 l9ll D. W. Glass President F. E. Anderson Vice-President C. V. Benson Secretary G. P. Trax Treasurer 98 - j W HE organization of the Y. M. C. A. during the past year has been closely il associated with the interests of our students. According to the custom of several years past the reception Avas held early in the year at which practi- cally the entire student body, old and new, were present. This paved a way for relations between this organization and all students which have been very close and friendly throughout the year. Through the instrumentality of the leaders of the organization this year many speakers of prominence have been secured. Men of note, such as Honorable T. T. Ansbury, Dr. Merrill E. Gates, Honorable G. J. Dickemay, Mr. H. H. Smith, Mr. G. N. Cooper, Mr. Newton Preston, have ad- dressed our Sunday evening meetings upon subjects which were both highly inter- esting and instructive. Such subjects as : " Best Study for Success in Life, " ' ' Oppor- tunities, " " The Trial of Christ from a Lawyer ' s Standpoint, " " The Value of Words, " etc., have been forciby presented. The Cadet Orchestra has furnished music at several of the meetings, which has been very entertaining. Recognizing the fact that young men, thrown out into the world, often dis- sociate the spiritual life from the practical everyday life, it has been the aim of the Y. M. C. A. workers to secure practical men to speak upon practical subjects, and to show the fallacy of the view that the spiritual life is distinct from our business life — but l " )y their examples and demonstrations to show that the two harmoniously blend for a truly successful life. The efforts of the leaders in this line have met with unlooked-for success, and that their efforts have been appreciated is attested by the large number who have attended the meetings, perhaps larger than at any previous period in the history of the Y. M. C. A. During the year a regular course of bible study has been pursued Avith very gratifying results. Early in the year eight classes were organized with as many leaders and a systematic study of the life and works of Jesus according to St. Mark has been pursued. Also the life of St. Paul has been pursued by the students in the Junior class. We trust and feel sure that much inspiration has been derived from these two courses. 99 3. ' A ' I One cannot but recognize the presence of an omnipotent God in the marvelous works of nature round about us. As we stand under the evening stars and look out upon the unfathomable worlds before us — we cannot but feel our insignificance in this vast universe and yet, the fact remains that an almighty God has seen fit to guide, preserve and protect us, and even to send His own Son as an example for us. Well may we follow the precept of that Great Teacher — " Born within a lowly stable, where the cattle round him stood, Trained a Carpenter in Nazareth, He has toiled and found it good. Thej who tread this path of labor where His feet have trod : They who walk without complaining do the holy will of God. " The foot-hold which the Y. M. C. A. has gained among the students during the past year and the influence which it has exerted, we trust will be productive of much good during the next year under the leadership of the new officials. They have the hearty good wishes of the out-going officers and also of the student body and faculty as Avell. During the year, Captain Sylvester, Professors Richarsdon and Bomberger have been especially interested in Y. M. C. A. work. Thanks to Prof essor Bomberger ' s management the Bible study course has been put upon the strong foundation which it now holds. The strongest men in the college have been interested in the work during the past year and their example has exerted great influence upon the student body. Every man in college has been more or less interested in the Avork and to them all the association extends the blessing and benediction — " God be with them ' till we meet again. " 100 - HIS promising new societj was organized in Februarj , nineteen ten, by a £11, few members of the senior, junior and sophomore classes. Its object is, " To foster the spirit of original investigation in Agriculture and the sciences related thereto, and to promote Agricultural welfare, at this College. " This is the first society of this kind ever organized at M. A. C. so far as we know. Credit is due Mr. S. S. Stabler for having started the movement which resulted in its organization. While the society had its inception too late to make very nmch progress this j ear, there is no doubt that it should and will form a valuable adjunct to the work of students taking the scientific courses in succeeding years. The officers for 1910 are: President, S. S. Stabler, Vice-President, C. W. Strick- land, Secretary-Treasurer, F. J. Maxwell, Sergeant-at-Arms, Henry Stabler, Mem- bers Board of Directors, S. D. Gray, (Chairman), E. A. Mudd and J. W. Kinghorne. 101 9lt|)letic aisisiociation J . p. Grason President Wm. J. Frere Vice-President G. E. Hamilton Secretary,. H. H. Allen Treasurer tfjletic Council Prof. C. S. Richardson, Chairman Prof. F. B. Bomberger Prof. H. T. Harrison tuticnt f nwhtx Wm. p. Cole J. P. Grason W. D. MuNSON W. H. Mays G. E. Hamilton W. G. Cole tl)lctic €eam Football — W. H. Mays, Manager; W. B. Kemp, Captain Baseball — Wm. P. Cole, Manager; J. P. Grason. Captain Track — W. D. Munson, Manager; A. C. Adams, Captain Lacrosse — W. G. Cole, Manager; E. E. Powell, Captain Tennis — G. E. Hamilton, Manager. 103 College 9lt|)lettes HILE all of our hopes have not been realized in connection with our ath- letics, and while some of our teams have not shown the excellence that we desired, at the same time it is undoubtedly true that the general athletic work of the college at this time compares most favorably with that of other years. In track work we probably rank higher this year than ever before in the history of the college. Our relay team, consisting of Munson, Adams, Duckett and Morris, have run in nearly every important meet in this section of the country and have lost not a single contest. At the Universitj of Pennsylvania this team won individ- ual gold watches and a banner for the college in competition with other colleges some of which are supposed to be far beyond our class. In addition to these four men, we also have developed some fast individual runners; and our track team all together has accumulated a large case full of cups, plaques, and medals. Hurrah for the track team. Special credit should be given to both Adams and Munson for their constant work in bringing out and developing the best runners. Now as to our baseball team, they have lost a number of games which we had a right to expect them to win, l)ut when we realize that we defeated such teams as that of the University of West Virginia, we must concede that our baseball nine has been hy no means a failure. Captain Grason deserves great credit for having got a number of green and inexperienced players into fairly good shape and having developed a number of excellent batsmen among the men. M. A. C. has very strict ehgibility rules and only bona fide students are permitted to play on the team. Under the circumstances it takes at least two years to turn inexperienced men into seasoned and reliable players. If Captain Grason could have this same material next year, there is every reason to believe that he would develop a nine of unusual excellence. As to the football eleven last fall we can only say that the whole business was " put to the bad " by the breaking out of scarlet fever at the college, but there is no reason why, with much of the same material that we had last fall, we should not have a satisfactory eleven next season. It is with a great deal of gratification that we are able to report this year upon a college lacrosse team. The boys did not get to work until late in the season and 104 were hampered by the lack of equipments. They deserve great credit, however for having stuck at their practice under adverse circumstances, and the fact that they held Baltimore City College down to a score of 4 -2 is evidence that they did remarkable work under the conditions named. When the weather would permit tennis has proved attractive to many of our students and three of the college courts have been in constant use. From the inter- est shown in tennis this year, we may expect to measure racquets with some other colleges next season. Tj ' dings, manager of last season ' s football team, and Cole, W. P., manager of the present baseball team, both did excellent work as managers, and their schedules of games were all that could be desired. It may be said, for the general athletics of M. A. C. that it is conducted upon a high plane of honesty and true sportsmanship. The direct management of this department is by the ath ' etic council, consisting of three members of the faculty, the manager of each athletic team and the president of the athletic association. The faculty and student members have worked in the utmost harmony during the past year. The college spirit this year in connection with our athletics seems to have been unusually good and the boys should all determine that they will leave no stone unturned to make our athletics for the coming year all that the most zealous student could desire. 105 jTootfaall - ■- OOTBALL, — yes, as usual during its season held the key to every cadet ' s Tr heart. When school opened up in the fall, we were pleased to hear that f J Dr. Larkin, the famous coach with Barney Cooper, our old friend and star were to do the coaching. They did it well, and whether we won or lost more straight football resulted than has been shown by our teams for several years past. Johns Hopkins was out first opponent. Many said it would be easy for Johnny Hop, but when the first half was up and the score was to 0, we guessed correctly that one or two of the people changed their minds Yes sir, we played that bunch right off their feet. Our goal was rarely in danger and only through luck did Hopkins keep us from scoring. They did score in the second half on a fluke, but the real merits of the game went to M. A. C. From here we waded deeper. First it was " on to Richmond, " " on to Washing- ton, " and then " on to Raleigh. " Although not always successful we always gave a good account of ourselves. For twenty minutes we held George Washington University scoreless and this same team played the Carlisle Indians an 8 to 5 game. But weight was too much for us. Our men had little more than half the weight and size of the Axeman, and though we fought the fight of our lives we were defeated. On the twenty-ninth of October we took our long Southern trip to Raleigh, N. C, there to play the A. M. College. After playing football all night in our special sleeper, in dreams of course, we played the tarheels the next day. Defeat came to us again from injuries of players, who were kept out of the game, and the effects of our long journey. Rock Hill and Gallaudet fell easy prey to us to compensate for this loss, how- . ever, for each was easily defeated. We had gained our winning form, and we already had one hand on St. John ' s scalp, for Hopkins had put it on them to the tune of 18 to much worse than our score. Then scarlet fever hit in our midst, school had to be abandoned temporarily, and the effects told too well on the team. Ten days out of the game for each member necessitated a cancellation of the remainder of the games. Thus our season ended. We played hard and well; holding down teams of much repute and high class. The fever deprived us of more victories, but our season was not indeed unsatisfactory. 106 •k ■ « " 1 1 1 1 1 • t1 V 1 v?l 1 « ! M " - ' i 4% V JI CO M o; u { Q ' d (H c « 0) (0 o 1 M (S t«0 t: CJ « S3 O i P f- ! (0 f-l w to ,Q 0) «k «k +5 d J» CO o 3; ta r-t M C Ml 4 5 ♦H D S ,cj +3 OT J 4« •H P4 - « s (D l M M +» s u i EH 1 rH » -H •» 1 CO (4 0) s PM i l-I O o 1 o .d 4- M (4 «s o ta .H u 11 O t S liall (T i fi held t; ' ■£ t4. J J, le iscore • 11. ir minds ' ' T their feet. Our goal wa« rarely in dangei- U8 from coring. They did score in the ' Mie gamewei; ' ' ? . C. r n fn Riohi! mu to Washing- e always gave form, and we •n them to the tT Warsitp M. E. Tydings, ' 10 Manager J. M. Burns, ' U Assistant Manager W. H. Mays, ' 11 Manager for next year Dr. Larkin and Barney Cooper Coaches O. H. Saunders, ' 10 Captain W. B. Kemp, ' 12 Captain next year Ward, Koehler Center MuDD, K R. Guard Stabler, S., Molesworth L. Guard Kemp R. Tackle Posey L. Tackle Saunders R. End DucKETT, A., Andrews L. End Shipley Quarter E. Silvester R. H. Back Strong L. H. Back Silvester, L., Koehler Full Back 108 - ,ITH one of the strongest teams that ever represented the institution and bunch of rooters to back it to the last ditch M. A. C. entered the race for horse hide honors in 1910. The first game played was our annual contest with Georgetown University, a perennial " hard nut to crack. " A glance at the score at the end of the fifth inning will show how " Maryland held em. " But in the sixth Goeltz, one of our star slab artists and one who had only been out of the hospital four days, weakened, George- town seized their opportunity and clinched the game. The second game, the first contest with Eastern College played at Manassas, Va., also went to our opponents but by the good score of 6 to 4. Returning from the Easter holidays, the team seemed to have recuperated after the strenuous mental efforts of the winter term and went to work in earnest. Gallaudet College was played on the home grounds the following Saturday and returned to their natural habitat, sadder but wiser by 7 to 2. And the mutes still try to talk American in expression of their wonder at their inability to hit Wright. As in previous years one bad inning robbed us of the Navy game, and although calcimined the Sailors had to hustle for it even at 7 to Zip. The game with the Revenue Cutter Service followed the disaster at Annapolis and here " Sus " gave Cortelyou a trial. When it was all o ver M.A.C. had twelve tallies chalked up while their opposing stars of the diamond had a measeley 3 from the gilt edge delivery of Cortelyou and Wright. At V. M. I. our team broke several year ' s record of straight defeats and took the Virginians into camp to the tune of 3 to 2. As somebody telephoned — " We put it on V. M. I, today. Score; 3 to 2 in our favor. Cortelj ou pitched great ball. Ten strikeouts ! " On the same trip we went up against Washington and Lee, a school that boasts one of the strongest Collegiate teams in that state. Although Wright pitched well, timely hitting annexed the game for W. L. by 6 to 1. Then it was that M.AC. struck her stride. With Goeltz, Cortelyou and Wright going well and A No. 1 fielding to back them up we easily took Mt. Washington into camp by 4 to 6. An untimely shower robbed us of the return match against Eastern College. " Gus " Goeltz had the Indian sign on the Boys from Old Virginia and 109 with the score 1 to 1 and our fellows solving their pitcher ' s assortment of curves, the future was roseate. To show that we could do it the team threw it into West Virginia University by the score of 3 to 1. Gus hung out the " Nothing doing " sign early in the game, and with the rooters outdoing each other in hysterical vocal contortions, to high C with beautiful tremulos the thing was a cinch. The final game that time permits us to record, was that with Delaware College, With Shipley and the Goeltz brothers landing on the sphere and Avith Wright and Cortelj oa lobbing " em over " in fine style there was nothing to it. The final result was a victory with the score 3 to 2 in our favor. To date we have played eleven games. We have tied cne, won four and lest three. Ten more yet remain lo be played. With the men showing the speed they have manifested in the last few contests and with the excitement at fever heat among the loyal rooters our expectations for the future are necessarily high. Every man could be individually extolled from Captain Grascn down to the youngest recruit if space permitted. It is the general impression, however, that M.A.C. has produced a winning aggregation, and the statement of Georgetown at the beginning of the season, " That you have to come out from behind to win " is a pretty good premonition when it comes to the future. 110 ' •k 02 d x J m 1% CO t u i sx i ti 1 1 £8 w « o • G9 •■-i 4 " - ' 4 »4 :- C5 t ■3) ■ .f • r- ...J Ph , J •H •J " i OT ; n ■ • sa (3) rs •« « r-« O o sortment of curv s, rew it into West Virginia University thing doing " sign early in the gaiiic. ■ ' " ' • ' V ' ■ ntortions, to high ( ' I hat with Delaware College, ; ' ' ' ' re and Avith Wright and fhinsT to it. The final ; ' al iiiipr .{.A. (J. ha. . aatemeru ... v, ,,. . . , ..r beginning come cut from behind to win " is a pretty it t;ouie W i- t 01 h 4. CD O o Crack I HEN it comes to recounting the redoubtable deeds of the cinder path M.A. C. is strictly in it. " And when it comes to relay races M.A.C. is in it up to the waist line. Two years ago the sentiment in favor of track events crystallized and among other things, a relay team was gotten together which managed to defeat every team it met but one. This year with two members of that team lost by graduation we almost despaired of further laurels. Nevertheless two recruits were made in the persons of Duckett and Morris and the present season has been an even greater success than the last. The relay team consists of Adams, Munson, Duckett and Morris. The latter two are new men and, although they cannot be expected to set as high a standard as that of the more seasoned members they are both men who can be counted upon to hold their own. Adams and Munson are old stand- bys ; Adams is a twentieth century edition of a non-mythical Mercury and Munson is a red headed sod burner from Yankee land — a man it takes two people to see v hen in motion. This team ran seven relay races, winning all and walking in with six of them. The races were as follows : No. 1. Geo. Wash. University Games. Baltimore City College Western High School. No. 2. Federal Games. St. John ' s (default), Richmond College. No. 3. Richmond College Games. Washington and Lee University. No. 4. Georgetown University Games. Washington College. No. 5. Johns Hopkins Games. George Washington University. No. 6. District National Guard Games. George Washington University. No. 7. Penn. Relay Carnival. Indiana State Normal, Galludet, Ursinus, St. Johns, City College of New York, University of Maryland, F. M., Gettysburg. 112 The last race is the only one that bore any resemblance to a contest. The time for the mile was 3:34. These gentlemen of the cinder path have Vjeen the only students of our ancient halls of learning who have achieved steam enough in an athletic way to cope with our rivals in Sleepy Town. It is well that our misfortune is so pleasantly amelior- ated since their scalps, or to be more exact, their sandles have thrice been taken by us. As individual entrants Saunders and Kemp have made no mean records, win- ning several places in the 440 and 880 events. On the whole the track is our forte and we live in hopes of doing still greater things in the as yet unfulfilled future. We had what was probably the largest showing of trophies ever exhibited in the reception Hall at the May Ball this year. Among them were four gold watches, won at the Penn. Carnival and gold medals galore. It is a pace hard to be beat, but we wish those after us well when we say ' ' Surpass 1910 if you can. " 114 Kinghorne, G. ' xJiv ' -V w, H. Mays, ijowman , js-xngnorne, l . ' x4 ' ' , H, H. Allen, Jfl - --, Powell, A. T, Mason, Vl »» ' !B - r J:..li., . iji I ewl ' , v ' ' ' ' ' y ; ' - A. Chaney Ci)e iLacrosse Ccam i HIS spring has marked the birth of a new sport at M. A. C. Early in March £11. a Lacrosse team was organized and the members set about to make it prove a success. Very few had ever seen a game and several had never even heard of it, but went into it with a spirit. Sticks were bought and a couple of goals rigged up on the old baseball diamond. We were especially fortunate in having with us E. E. Powell of the Mt. Washington Junior Team and one of their crack players; he was elected Captain and acted as coach. Under his management the team made fine progress and succeeded in playing a cou|)le of games with the Balti- more City College. The outlook for next year seems very good and we all hope the sport has come to stay. 115 Mance to a contf ' " - v been the only students of our ancient m enough in an athletic way to cope with Lat our misfortune is so pleasantly amelior- wf . their sandles have thriee hppn taken by U., rc ivm- :ive in I • loiug s tili greater ! .»1,n1 •• ' ■ ' ' ' he largest lis vear. iV ' L_ " .j® ' ' 3 ix • t VvStv 114 C!)e 3Lacrosise Ceam •li HIS spring has marked the birth of a new sport at M. A. C. Early in March £11. a Lacrosse team was organized and the members set about to make it prove a success. Very few had ever seen a game and several had never even heard of it, but went into it with a spirit. Sticks were bought and a couple of goals rigged up on the old baseball diamond. We were especially fortunate in having with us E. E. Powell of the Mt. Washington Junior Team and one of their crack players; he was elected Captain and acted as coach. Under his management the team made fine progress and succeeded in playing a couple of games with the Balti- more City College. The outlook for next year seems very good and we all hope the sport has come to sta.y. 115 i- ' i;, oiivester. Alien, Munson, Green ? Cole, Tr iX, , G. p. Trax Cljc Cennis Ceam c. of not the ■ ENNIS Playing has never been fostered to any great extent at M. A Ci . because we have not had good material, but chiefly because detracting influence of other college sports. But as usual the Tennis Team was organized this year and the courts were gotten in good shape. Many interesting sets have been played, and some good material has been developed. On account of the inclement weather last year, the annual Tournament was not held, but if the weather permits, we expect to have a very exciting contest this June. fr , 116 tnior 3 e )erie One day in (Gray) October A (Ward) of M. A. C. Developed quite a (Reddy) hue. The cause? What could it be? (Sus)pense was quickly ended And (Stabler) fear took place. The (Strick)en one had fever A terror to our race. The (Tydings) spread like wild fire The scare was known for (Miles) While each with (Hot)test heart went home In spite of Commy ' s wiles. The wiley dog of war waxed warm And cursed with many (A dam)n. Tho the saving in the (Cole) (Bill) Quite equalled that in ham. But (Cole) was not the only thing Though (Mountaineers) acclaim. And Commy swore by good St. (George) And threats more dire did name. But soon his (Hard) heart softened And (All en)rolled once more And (Johnnie ' s) horn, and (Grandpa ' s) grunt Now blend with (Oswald ' s) roar. A. Y. M. 117 a aratroy |E had meandered through the dull, uninteresting expanse of the western plains for seemingly numberless monotonous hours when the crawling express laboriously came to a halt for the seventh time. I arose leisurely and dropped from the steps of the rusty old Pullman, undesirous of exchanging even its shabby comforts for those of the still shabbier local which was to arrive in an hour and take me to my destination. The train pulled away and I found myself in the midst of the vast prairie, the only visible break in the landscape being a forlorn little cabin some hundred feet from the tiny basis of platform upon which 1 stood. I paused a moment and half decided to approach it in search of company, when a man suddenly swung wide its sagging door and slamming it behind him came toward me. He was not tall nor yet short, indeed he .possessed no striking physical char- acteristic save a peculiar, indescribable, hunted look in his deep set brown eyes. He appeared to be merely a solitary hermit who had somehow or other escaped the fascinations of a busy world. He approached me and spoke. We exchanged conventional greetings and as he seemed connnunicative I began to draw him out His erudition surprised me and his air of culture and refinement pleased me not a little. I wondered that such a man sTiould be isolated here, virtually submerged in solitude, and finally I voiced my wonderment. He shook his head reminiscently and replied: " True, Friend, it is strange. But not, as coUociuial usage puts it, ' Passing strange, ' when you know the circumstances. As you say, I have not always been here; nor yet have I always lived this way. And if you want to hear a yarn, as weird as true, 1 feel talkative and might at least enjoy myself, if I do not entertain you, by repeating my story. " I signified my unfeigned willingness to listen, we sat out on the platform and ne went on. " A score or so years ago I was a university student, a student at . " He named a famous Eastern seat of learning " I was taking a postgraduate course in chemistry. I roomed with a man named Collins who was pursuing a similar course in physics and medicine. ' ' Collins ' mind ran along the line of mysterious draughts and potions with abnor- mal properties, and many a time was I the voluntary victim of his experiments. Yet the exchange was but fair since I frequently asked his aid in my researches. " So it was that one night, twenty-five j ' cars ago yesterday, he cried out to me from the far end of our joint la])oratory, asking me to try the effect of a dark looking liquid with him, I was not surprised and was pleased to aid him. 118 " I followed his instructions. We sat down on either side of a little table in our adjoining library, and looking intentlj into each other ' s eyes, each drank half of the fluid. It was part of Collins ' fun never to tell me what to expect; and, in- deed, I enjoyed the suspense, knowing that his experiments were never harmful. " We kept om- eyes fastened upon each other until, in about ten minutes a balmy drowsiness overtook me and a few seconds later I lapsed into unconscious- ness. How long I remained so I do not know. When my senses returned I did not note the time. " And here, stranger, I must ask you to bear with me. I hardly think you can accuse me of ribald mendacity. I can assure you that I am accredited with being fairly honest among those who know me. " He paused and added sadly, " those who did know me. " I nodded acquiescence and he continued. " As I say, I awoke. My eyes fell on my hands. I looked at the right and there sat a signet ring. I started. The idea! A ring on my hand when I never wore one. I looked further. Patent leather shoes on my feet when I despised them! I was amazed. I raised my eyes and looked quickly across the table. And will you believe me? I saw myself sitting there facing — whom? Me? Was it I? And as I looked, the figure there (at least my body) arose, shook itself and jocularly remarked : " ' Well, old friend, suppose you cross my legs, insert a cigar into my mouth, and prepare to wait till you return. ' " Before I could move, think or speak the body deftly pitched me a piece of paper and hurried from the room. I at length collected myself enough to open the note and read: " ' Dear Cal,- -Our souls were interchanged by the potion. Temporarily I am in your body and you are in mine. Remain cjuietly in tae room and I shall return in al out four hours and straighten us out. Then I am sorry to say, I shall be com- pelled to leave you suddenly and for some time. Yours, Collins. ' " " I placed my hand to my head in distraction and tried to beheve it all a dream. No! I Was awake. I paced impatiently up and down, accidently touching the bell. The bell boy rapped, saluted and asked, ' Mr. Collins, did you ring? I explained the accident and dismissed nim. " Alone again. I thought and thought. ' Mr. Collins ' I mused; ' I ' 11 consult the mirror. ' Yes, I was in Collins ' body. I was sure it was I. Yet, there were Collins ' hands, Collins ' tiny mustache, Collins ' lank, drooping figure, and above all — or more accurately, below all — Collins ' hideous shiny shoes. " I cried out imprecations upon Collins ' head. Then I Ijegan to fear for my future condition. I trusted Collins, was he worthy of it? At last I calmed down and decided to quietly await twelve o ' clock, the hour at which Collins was due. 119 " I, that is we, sat down; Ave crossed Collins ' lank legs, placed a cigar in his mouth and blew my breath through it while I tried to drive thoughts through his drug befuddled brain. I sat thus some time. Then I fell asleep. When I awoke my body stood beside me. And I cannot adequately express to you my de- light at once more beholding that familiar ' house of clay. ' It looked haggard and ill-used and held in each hand a draught of the same dark liquid. The look was peculiar, shall I say, sinister? The thought flashed through my brain, or to be more exact, the brain I was using. Was the man what I had thought? He had appeared upright and trustworthy. Was he? " Further cogitations were cut short by the command, ' Let us drink. ' The glass was thrust into the hand where sat the ring, we again faced weach other and drank. Unconsciousness once more. Then slowly I awoke. Yes, these were my hands. My joy was unconcealed. The hideous shoes were not there. Again joy. I breathed a prayer of thanks that all was well when I looked at Collins. O God! His faced was livid. The muscles were tense and the lineaments distorted. I grasped his hand. It was cold and clamy. In short, Collins was dead! ' ' The telephone aroused me with its unearthly clatter. ' Hello, hello! is this Mr. Collins? ' Unwittingly I answered ' Yes. ' ' Well, Ralph Harkniss is nmrdered in cold blood and Cal Rodney was the last seen to leave his apartments. Rodney is .additionally incriminated l } the presence of his watch fob in Harkniss ' room. Find him if you can. Good bye. ' " My hand instinctively sought my waistcoat pocket in search of the fob. It was gone. Then. Ralph Harkniss? Harkniss? Collins ' mortal enemy. A love affair. How often had I heard Collins swear to murder him. The diabolical detail of the whole crime instantly flashed upon me. Collins had sought and discovered the potion, had interchanged our souls, murdered Harkniss, and had thought to again transmute our spirits and escape justice leaving me to suffer the penalt3 But ' Man proposes and God disposes. ' His weak constitution had revolted at the unwonted strain and he died in the midst of his perfidy. " For me, self-defence was hopeless. Not a court in the land could acquit me and retain its self-respect while nine tenths of them would hold me for double mur- der. I packed my belongings and fled precipitately. Since then I have been clear, round this old earth a dozen times. I have camped out like this a hundred times. I have struck gold rich and made a fortune. But what boots it? The horrible truth ever follows me and compels me to be a nomad. Can you appreciate my state? This body guilty of the most awful crime in the category, this soul innocent before God. These hands have murdered, this soul has never conceived homicide. But — Hark! — There ' s your train — . " And he turned on his heel and abruptly walked away. T. S. Hahding, Jr. (A. Y. M.) 120 . gl. c. My college ' tis of thee, Sweet school called M. A. C. Of thee I sing. I love thy whitewhashed walls Thy much betrodden halls Where blithesome student bawls Thy praises ring. I love thy well l urned hash, Which I was wont to dash Down my poor throat. Thy butter strong I love. Thy biscuits from above Brought by an heavenly dove Down me to float. Thy tutors I admire To be such I aspire In future years. A soldier brave I ' ll be Or get a big M. E. Or live by chemistry Such choice careers. Or maybe till the soil " King Corn " to sweating moil — And cows to milk. Or scientific turn And fame and honor earn, The newest truths to learn. Thick fools to bilk. A. Y. M. 121 » c O J:; n .i-H ,, ' -j_i ■ J r! 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' " Sonnenberg: — " I haff a golt mine, du hast a golt dein, we, you or dey haff a golt ours, yours, or deirs, as de gase may be. " First Rat: — " Made a ten today! " Second Rat: — " What in? " First Rat: — " Two things — 6 in Algebra and 4 in English. " Prof. B. (in Economics): — " Mr. Ward, what " good " has the most utility? " Ward (emphatically) : — " Beef. ' ' Prof. B. — " Isn ' t there something else that has more utility? How about vege- tables? ' ' Ward thinks. Suddenly: — " Oh! oh! yes, Cabbage! " Reddy Duckett: — " Say, lend me a pipe and some tobacco, I ' ve got a match. " Sam Grey: — " Ray I ' m going to the Ville, want to go wif me? " Stanton: — " I ' hink not, I ' m not feeling wery extry this evening. ' Dutch Ward disproves the law of diminishing utility. He thinks the utility of sauerkrout never decreases. 124 i ' ' - h m NEW BAPRAOKS MECHANICAL BUILDING Lieut, to Recruit: — " If you saw an enemy what would you do? " Recruit: — " Shoot him dead, sir. " Lieut.: — " Right. Now if you saw a body of enemies, what would you do? " Recruit: — " Shoot ' em dead, sir. " Lieut.: — " No, you should report it to the Commander. Now if you saw a cow what would you do? " Recruit: — " Shoot it dead, sir. " Lieut.: — " No, no. " Recruit: — " Report it to the Commander, sir. " Lieut, (impatiently) : — " No. Of course not. You should take her by the horns and lead her into Camp. ' ' Now if you saw a friend, what would you do? ' ' Recruit: — " Shoot him dead, sir. " Lieut.: — " No indeed you wouldn ' t. " Recruit: — " Report it to the Commander. " Lieut, (in disgust): — " No! " Recruit: — " Take him by the horns and lead him into Camp. " Lieut. X X ! 0. D. — " Corporal, if any man attempts to lower that flag shoot him on the spot. " Corporal: — " Yes sir, but er-a suppose he hasn ' t got any spot. " J. L. D.— ' 10. 126 ' ' m p - " gpLw 1 • " • " JiieiM s ' ' • ' ' IMWW - ' " " ' ---- «oy» coiuseer mamsmmm ' ' 11 Ke p, Tyding pSS-:., " SHonders, Chaney, Albert ?, Conners, A. 3. Duckett, Chess Adams, Vmtx ou, I Iorriii, V V OF- C0U£6£ ROM CAMP Lieut, to Recruit: — " If you saw an enemy what would you do? " Recruit: — " Shoot him dead, sir. " Lieut.: — " Right. Now if you saw a body of enemies, what would you do? " Recruit: — " Shoot ' em dead, sir. " Lieut.: — " No, you should report it to the Commander. Now if you saw a cow what would you do? ' ' Recruit: — " Shoot it dead, sir. " Lieut.: — " No, no. " Recruit: — " Report it to the Commander, sir. " Lieut, (impatiently) : — " No. Of course not. You should take her by the horns and lead her into Camp. ' ' Now if you saw a friend, what would you do? ' ' Recruit: — " Shoot him dead, sir. " Lieut.: — " No indeed you wouldn ' t. " Recruit: — " Report it to the Commander. " Lieut, (in disgust):— " Not " 0. D t |)Ot. " CoRPd wer that flag shoot him on the spot. _ ui (£ : g .-.- iSaaJ iujM i avfii) 126 Commencement ' S SENIORS, our thoughts naturally turn to a certain Day next June, — the last day we shall spend as students at our dear old alma mater. Strange to say, however, this Day is called Commencement, instead of, as one might reasonably at first thought expect, the End. Let us inquire, then, into the signifi- cance of this seemingly paradoxical term. Just exactlj what does the word Commencement mean to us? Does it mean simply the Day on which we will receive our diplomas, and the congratulations of our friends, — the Day that marks the end of our college career? Ah, no ! It means all this and a great deal more. For it stands as a Forerunner, a Beginning, a Commence- ment of something. It means the beginning for us of real, independent Life in the world where men are accomplishing tilings. No longer will we be under the thought- ful care of our alma mater, our " fostering mother, " but free! Free to work out our own destiny. Our judgment will be our only guide, and our head and hands our tools wherewith to carve out our future. Is it surprising, then, that we think much, aye, dream umcb about Commencement Day and what it stands for? We cannot ])ut think that we are well equipped foi ' the Battle of Life; our training is of the best; all of us have more or less ability; and we are industrious and ambitious. With such equipment and with such opportunities as are noAV open to young men it will bestrange indeed if we fail to succeed. But why speak of failure? None of us will fail. At least, that is what each of us now thinks, and may we never have cause to think otherwise! Certain it is that each has it in his power to succeed. Bat what is success? Is it the amassing of wealth or the becoming famous? It may be, and it may not be. The highest type of success, true success, that to which I refer and to which we may all attain, consists in honest striving, striving with all one ' s might, not necessarily in the attainment of the desired end. The man who has striven honestly and well has achieved success, whether he has succeeded in the popularly accepted sense of the term or not. Commencement! It is one of the most memorable days of our lives. It is the stepping-stone to the realization of our ambitions. It is the door that opens to let us into the world of our dreams. It is the forerunner of days that will bring to us 128 SENIOR SECTIONS numberless opportunities. It marks the end of college days and the beginning of real life. Will it bring in its train days of sorrow or of joy, of failure or of success, of hopes deferred or of hopes realized, of poverty or of wealth? What shall we say? Only that each must determine the answer for himself. We are what we make our- selves. Then, in the conflict, that maj be called the Battle of Life, which we shall so soon begin, let us fight fairly always; may we never lower those high ideals we have formed during our college days; let there be no treachery, no under hand methods, no deeds which vAW not bear the light of day; and may it never be said of a member of the class of 1910 that he was false to his trust! May no one of us make the object of his life the gathering of riches. May we never be tempted to use our fellow human beings for our own aggrandizement, to their detriment, nor lose sight of the fact that we are our brother ' s keeper. And may we ever keep in mind those immortal words of Bryant : So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan, that moves To that mysterious realm, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approached thy grave, Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. 130 SENIOR ,SE( TIUNS SIGNAL CORPS lioctor Coomb ' Si Biscotier ■ " OR centuries the brain had been regarded as the source of every passion that animated the human breast. At last, however, Everett Coombs, a young f J American surgeon, has proven, not only that a man could live with an artificial heart, but furthermore has demonstrated beyond all doubt of the most skeptical that the human heart is the seat of the amorous passion. When but a youth Dr. Coombs was stricken with a malignant form of paralysis which gradually began to affect the muscles of the heart. On consulting an erxiinent surgeon he received treatment which postponed any fatal result for a limited time, but he was frankly warned that he had but a few years to live at best. With charac- teristic determination he resolved to avert the calamity and accordingly set himself to a most assiduous study of drugs and electricity, two agencies upon which he relied for his salvation. Finally, when it seemed that he had jist reached the height of his career, his activities were cut short by a gradual weakening, and in the month of May 1935 he repaired to the large hospital which he niUiself had endowed and equipped. Here on the morning of the fourteenth, surroundedby a brilliant galaxy of the most renowned physicians and chirurgeons of America and Europe, Dr. Coombs, reclined on the table in the operating room and gave his last minute instructions to the attending corps of perfectly trained assistants. His directions completed, he stretched out on the table with the indifference of a man retiring to his couch at night, the anaesthetic was administered and the operation begun. The surgeons worked quickly and unerringly. The diseased organ was removed, life being preserved meanwhile by a system of electric message known only to Coombs and his principal assistant. Then the artificial heart, an intricate mechan- ism encased in a delicate sack of doubly refined India rubber, was inserted in its place, its tiny cavities connected with the great aorta and the incision covered over. Two small wires protruded and by means of these a pocket battery provided by the doctor was connected to the newly installed organ. The return to sensibility was now anxiously awaited. Breathless and in abso- lute silence the score of onlookers watched to observe the first signs of returning consciousness. After five seemingly interminable minutes the doctor stirred uneasily 13.3 and uttered a faint groan. A few seconds later he quietly regained full conscious- ness. Looking into the eyes of Howard Cadwell his colleague and friend he softly murmured — " Cadwell, I have triumphed, " and was gently borne from the room. Four weeks later the noted surgeon was rolled out on the platform of his lecture room, comfortably pillowed in a large wheel chair. From this he talked informally to the gathering of physicians and scientists which crowded the auditorium. He partially explained the mechanism of the wonderful heart. He told how one part of the battery controlled the muscular contraction and expansion of the organ and the other held absolute sway over that greatest of all emotions — love; how two small plugs controlled the entire system, two plugs so intricately fashioned that the construction of a duphcatefor the same instrument was imposssible; and how by the use of tiny resistance coils he could regulate the vigor of the muscular action and the intensity of the emotion patronized by Cupid. Wonderingiy the savants followed his words and marvelled as he demonstrated as best he could the work- ings of the curious device; and when he ceased speaking they were ready to admit that the w orld of science and medicine had been revolutionized by an ardent Ameri- can investigator still in his twenties. A few days after this Dr. Coombs and his stoical valet, Wilkins, journeyed to a small watering place where the doctor was to recuperate. Here also was another attraction — greater even than the health-giving atmosphere — in the person of Violet Campbell, a rich and charming young heiress with whom Coombs was greatly enamored, so much so that he cherished in his breast the fond hope of soon making her his wife. The invigorating sea breezes soon rendered his pallid cheeks a rosy red and in a few weeks he was to be seen each evening wandering along the sandy shore in animated conversation with Violet Campbell. At length when he felt that he had regained his normal state of health he deter- mined to take the most important step in his career, to ask the woman he loved to share equally his successes and failures. A cruel fate it was that prompted the great true-hearted physician to cast his all at the feet of this captivating but fickle girl. It was a beautiful July evening that he reached his final decision to broach the question. The day had been hot, but the sea-breezes coming in with the advance of darkness had so moderated the warmth that it was an ideal night. With the silvery moon, the twinkling stars and the rippling waves, what more could a man wish? Up and down the beach they paced. Coombs and the beautiful girl. And yet, despite his auspicious surroundings, he felt that he lacked some attribute essential to his success. What it was he could not imagine. That he had felt differently he was plainly aware but different in what manner he was at a loss to understand. He seemed to himself to be perfectly capable of carrying on an interesting conver- 134 sation, but that its purport was not highly satisfactory to the tastes of his com- panion he was keen enough to easily observe. On her side, if the truth be told, Miss Campbell had studied the doctor closely and her remarkable intuition, developed through wide experience, told her that the psychological moment was due to arrive that night. The fact that it failed to arrive and that the doctor insisted upon talking of such commonplace subjects as the application of the gyroscope to the aeronaut and the effect of electricity on aerial navigation irritated her to say the least. Finally thoroughly piqued at her lover ' s nonchalance she asked to be taken to her hotel. Coombs accordingly escorted her to it and bade her good-night. Miss Campbell mounted the front stairs of the building and on arriving at the third floor promptly descended in the elevator and hurried out a side entrance. From here she made for the promenade where she had espied an old flame to whom she had been engaged the previous summer. The two were soon together and the light-hearted girl speedily forgot her former chagrin in the company of this friend of bygone days. Meanwhile, the doctor left Miss Campbell ' s hotel as utterly perplexed as he had ever been in his life. Angered at his apparent stupidity and dullness he condemned himself in language rather too vigorous for publication. He was still wandering aimlessly about the resort reproaching himself and seeking to comprehend the reason for his dismissal when the ceremonious Wilkins suddenly came upon him. The valet called to his master and reaching into his vest pocket produced a bit of metal. " Doctor, I found this on the floor near the bureau right after you left — it — " " That solves it all. " interrupted the doctor in ecstacy. " Give it right here, Wilkins. How could I have been so deucedly careless? Very much obliged to you indeed. " He inserted the plug in its place in the battery, for this was where it belonged, and turning instantly rushed in headlong search of Miss Campbell. Wilkins, ignorant of the exact function of the tiny plug knowing only that it must not be lost since another could not be made, but now perceiving its wonderful effect on his master hurried after him as fast as his matchless dignity would permit. Coombs searched here and there in the resort but finally made for the beach and ran along it to a spot where he and his sweetheart were wont to walk. Suddenly he stopped short and almost fell to the ground. Wilkins noiselessly hurried forward just as his master recovered himself and beheld what Coombs had first seen, Violet Campbell, partially secreted by a large boulder, reclining in the arms of a strange man. The doctor gave a quick almost inaudible snarl of rage at the faithlessness of the treacherous girl. His right hand flew to his hip-pocket. His fingers were already grasping the cold handle of the revolver he carried there, when Wilkins, divining his mad purpose, slipped his hand deftly into his master ' s 135 coat pocket and carefully pulled one of the little plugs from the place he had seen the doctor insert it. He extracted the loose one as the other seemed permanently fixed. The effect was instantaneous. Deprived of love he ceased to care for the girl ' s deception. He turned immediately. His face no longer crimson with fury was almost blood- less and a cold, unfeeling smile played on his thin lips like the uncanny spector of long departed mirth. The hand that had so lately almost committed a terrible crime was extended and grasped that of Wilkins in a cordial clasp that meant more than words of gratitude could have ever expressed. He then wheeled and strode away. Just at midnight Wilkins again came upon him this time standing pensively at the end of the long pier. In his hand he held the plug which Wilkins had brought to him earlier in the evening. Seeing his valet he called to him. Wilkins approached and Coombs handed him the tiny metallic knob. " Drop it into the water, Silkins, " he commanded. " But sir, there is no duplicate and none can be made, " protested the servant. " Be that as it may, " said the doctor slowly, " Cast it into the sea. " His chin was set, but not with a determination for revenge, his eyes glowed like two coals but not with anger, — for the deep sorrow written on his countenance denied such interpretation. One brief moment the knob was poised in Wilkins ' hand and glistened in the pale light of the moon. Then — a faint splash, a tiny ripple, and the wide expanse of blue water swallowed up the key to the greatest of all the emotions of Everett Coomb ' s life. The moon sank entirely from sight and the lapping waves, deprived of their shimmering silvery garments donned somlser black as if in respect to the despairing man at the end of the pier. Throughout the rest of his long life, though everywhere lauded as the greatest surgeon the world had ever known, Dr. Coombs was always described as a man who kncAV not what it was to love. w 136 o DO ivUi UAOuLMIi:


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