University of Rhode Island - Grist Yearbook (Kingston, RI)
- Class of 1906
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. ®®|ti V »- V: .’• •» ■ ■ ,-. 2S?S||® ' " ■ ii ' - -A AAA VA »fe|l ,- ■- £ c ;a 3 W- V s " ’ ' 4 ' : ' ■ it . | j 4- £ c , ' ; ; • %MW® 1 1 : . ' ' ■ ■ ;: . : . . J GREETING Before you is placed once more, In a book of black and gold. Some bits of college lore And much that is new yet old. To you is a welcome extended These pages fresh to peruse; And may our labor just ended Be something we need not excuse. There is much we know to be faulty — So little is up to the mark — But we pray you not to be naughty And say, “They did this in the dark.” The past stretches out behind us, The future is still in store, The Grist with its pleasant reminders Remains forever more. £o bBou? our appreciation of fBe ftinb asGtefancc given t)ur CfsBB, t»e bebicafe off fBof is tworfBg in fBis tjofume fo our Ijonorarg (WemBer, ]£. 3osepblnc Matson CONTENTS Advertisements . Associations and Clubs Alumni Association Athletic Association Baseball Basket-Ball Football Battalion, The Cadet College Orchestra Debating Club Electric Club . Hot-Air Club . Lecture Association Military Ball Committees Screw-Driver Club Y. M. C. A. . Y. W. C. U. . Calendar, College Calendar, “Every Day or So” Commencement Programme Page Corporation ° Dedication 3 Editorial Section 69 Athletics 72 Books of the Year . • • 75 Editorial 69 Fraternities and College Life •74- Past Year 7° Traditions, A Plea For 73 Faculty ....... 7 Football Team (Illustration) ... 44 Freshman’s Dream (Poem) ... 29 Greeting ...... 2 Grinds 62 Individual Histories, Class of 1905 . 13 In Memoriam ...... 77 Millers, The ...... 5 Officers, Cadet 4 1 Students’ Council ..... 9 Wearers of the “R. I.” .46 Page 78 37 38 42 43 47 45 41 54 55 57 56 48 53 58 5 1 49 10 59 7 6 THE MILLERS’ B. H. Arnold, L. L. Harding, F. G. Keyes, C. E. Sisson, M. G. Elkins, W. N. Berry, H. M. Nichols, Editor-in-Chief Business Manager Assistant Manager Literary Editor Social Editor Artist Critic Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts CORPORATION Hon. Melville Bull, .... Hon. C. H. Coggeshall, ...... Hon. Charles Dean Kimball, .... Hon. Thomas G. Mathewson, .... Hon. J. V. B. Watson, ...... OFFICERS OF THE CORPORATION Hon. Chas. D. Kimball, President, Providence, R. I. Hon. C. H. Coggeshall, Clerk , Bristol, R. I, Hon. Melville Bull, Treasurer, Newport, R. I Newport County Bristol County Providence County Kent County Washington County 6 FACULTY AND ASSISTANTS Kenyon Leech Butterfield, A.M., President , Professor of Political Economy and Rural Sociology. Accepted presidency April I, 1903. Homer Jay Wheeler, Ph.D., Professor of Geology and A gncultural Chemistry., Appointed 1890. E. Josephine Watson, A.M., Professor of Languages, Appointed September, 1892. William Elisha Drake, B.S., Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Appointed 1893. Harriet Lathrop Merrow, A.M., Professor of Botany, Appointed January, 1895. Fred Wallace Card, M.S., Professor of Agriculture and Horticulture, Appointed 1898. Cooper Curtice, D.V.S., M.D., Appointed 1902, Professor of Zoology, 1900-02. Laurence Ilsley Hf.wes, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics, Appointed 1901. Virgil Louis Leighton, Ph. D., Professor of Chemis.ry, Appointed 1903. John Barlow, A.M., Professor of Zoology, Appointed 1901. Gilbert Tolman, A.M., Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineerii Appointed 1903. Thomas Carroll Rodman, Instructor in Woodwork, Appointed 1890. Mabel Dewitt Eldred, B.S., Instructor in Drawing , Appointed 1897. Marshall Henry Tyler, B.S., Instructor in Surveying and Master of the Preparatory School, Appointed 1898. Elizabeth Watson Kenyon, A.M., Instructor in Languages and History, Appointed 1900. Josephine Osborne Bostwick, A.B., Instructor tn Languages, Appointed 1903. Maurice H. Cook, Captain, R. I. M. , Acting Instructor in Military Science and Tactics, Appointed 1904. Howland Burdick, B.S., Instructor in A gn culture and Farm Superintendent, Appointed 1900. F. Pearle Tilton, Instructor in Stenography and Typewriting. Walter Sheldon Rodman, B.S., Instructor in Physics and Electrical Engineering, Appointed 1904. John Franklin Knowles, B.S., Assistant in Woodwork. George Burleigh Knight, Assistant in Ironwork. Lillian Mabelle George, B.S., Assistant 111 English and Librarian. Andrew Edward Stene, M.S., Assistant in Horticulture and Superintendent of College Extension. Nathaniel Helme, Meteorologist. Senior. Jean Gilman, Sarah F. Champlin. Jean Gilman, President, Cora E. Sisson, Secretary. ‘ Junior . Sophomore. Freshman. W. N. Berry, J. R. Ferry. C. H. Field. Cora E. Sisson. 9 Preparatory. F. K. Crandall. COLLEGE CALENDAR Tuesday, September 13, Wednesday, September 14, Tuesday, November 8, Wednesday, November 23, 12 m., Tuesday, November 29, 8.30 a. m., Wednesday, December 21, Entrance Examinations at 9 a. m. Fall Term begins at 1 p. m. Election Day Thanksgiving Recess Fall Term ends at 12 m. Tuesday, January 3, Thursday, January 26, Wednesday, February 22, Tuesday, March 28 Tuesday, April 4, Friday, May 12, Tuesday, May 30, Sunday, June n, Tuesday, June 13, Friday, June 16, 1905 Winter Term begins at 1 p. m. Day of Prayer for Colleges Washington’s Birthday Winter Term ends at 12 m. Spring Term begins at 1 p. m. Arbor Day Memorial Day Baccalaureate Address Commencement Exercises Entrance Examinations at 9 a. m. 10 RHODE ISLAND 11 SENIOR CLASS, 1905 Colors, Brown and white. Officers. Jean Gilman, Vice-President Nellie A. Hakkali. Secretary and Treasurer Honorary Member. Elizabeth Watson Kenyon. Members. S. Elizabeth Champlin, Nellie Armstrong Harrall, Victor Wells Dow, Jean Gilman. 12 SENIOR HISTORY OW short a time it seems since we sat down to write our first history for the Grist! Yet since then how much has happened; three college years with all they signified have gone by — and are not. From timid, gawky Freshmen, we have passed through the successive stages of Sophomore bumptiousness and conceit, of Junior condescension and ease, toward our coveted goal; and as Seniors, we try not to be crushed under the weight of traditional dignity so necessary an adjunct to our position. As the years have passed, many of our classmates, for various reasons, have chosen to enter other activities of life, until now there are but few of our original number left. We wish them success in their chosen voca ions and hope that they have no vain regrets over the choice they then made; but we more and more feel that we chose wisely when we decided to finish our course here. It would not be good form to boast of our exemplary conduct — nor would it be dignified at this time to recount our pranks; besides, that coveted diploma is not yet within our grasp. It takes an Alumnus to relate, gleefully and with no fear of the consequences, the many times he successfully pulled the wool over the innocent, unsuspecting eyes of the Faculty — so we refrain. To those who follow us we would say, make more of your time, study harder, enter into college activities more fully, play harder, co-operate with the Faculty for the common interests of our college, cut out the notion that F acuity and students must always work at cross purposes — forget it — and in all things “quit you like men, be strong.” For ourselves, we have had our chance; we can only say : “Let our future conduct prove us,” and conclude with the following not inappropriate sentiment from the pen of some “mute, inglorious Milton,” “Lives of great men all remind us We are of a different kind And departing, leave behind us Tracks an Indian couldn’t find.” 18 JUNIOR CLASS, 1906 Colors, Black and orange. Motto. “The gods send thread for a web begun.” Officers. B. H. Arnold, C. E. Sisson, F. G. Keyes, L. L. Harding, President Pice-President Secretary Treasurer Honorary Member. E. Josephine Watson. Members. B. H. Arnold, W. N. Berry, Marion G. Elkins, L. L. Harding, F. G. Keyes, H. M. Nichols, Cora E. Sisson, JUNIOR HISTORY l EOPLE say “there is nothing new under the sun,” and it is probably true. At any rate the history of the Class of ’o6 in its Junior year is much like that of the preceding classes- When the students went away after the Commencfement of 1904, two of our class left never to return as its members, but seven have proved faithful. At the beginning of the fall term, mindful of our duty and pleasure in guiding the wan- dering Freshman feet in ways new to them, we started them on their career by a gathering in Lippitt Hall. It is our sincere desire that they may reflect credit on our training. After that event we settled down to work, and that is what we have been doing ever since, with a little spice now and then intermingled. We are fairly well distributed among the courses. Mr. Keyes “lives” in the chemical laboratory, where he obtains marvelous results by mixing compounds of unpronounceable names. Mr. Harding “sleeps” on the draught- ing table in the highway engineering room, and dreams of maps and rocky roads. Messrs. Arno ' d, Berry and Nichols have shocking times in the electrical laboratory, and Mr. Harding occasionally drops in to help “do hir gs.” The doings there would fill a whole set of books. The favorite trick seems to be putting the college lighting system “on the bum.” The methods employed are not known outside the Electrical Club, but they are certainly sue ess- ful. They also run a sort of free-lunch counter, and to some persons the engine-room is known as Harding’s ice- cream parlor. The Misses Elkins and Sisson spend a portion of their time “bisecting bugs in Barlow’s biological bureau;” during the rest of their waking hours they are employed in the library poring over ancient manuscripts of mediaeval history. They indorse the strenuous life. Further acts of the “seven,” their peculiarities and a few wild guesses as to their futures, are faithfully recorded in their personal histories. These records are to be relied upon, as the authors are well acquainted with their sub- jects. 15 BENJAMIN HOWARD ARNOLD ■ ' Muggsy ” T O give anyone the task of writing up the history of “Muggsy” for the past three years is unfair. To ask one to do it in so short a sketch as this is unjust; yes, more than this, it is an outrage. Why, many a man who has had a far smaller opinion of himself than has Ben, has had whole volumes dedicated to his deeds and misdeeds. At best, I can only rouse your curiosity concerning him. It was three years ago in September that the future “Muggsy " (Who would havethoughtitthen ?) togetherwith the rest of the class, arrived in Kingston. His early life here ran rather quietly, as the books with which he sported; but last summer — it grieves me to tell this, but in strict candor I can keep nothing back — Ben went to St. Louis and there wandered down the Pike. “What a fall was there, my countrymen!” Even the embryonic, silky souvenir mustache which he brought back with him from the exposition could ill requite us for the change in our once staid and quiet classmate; and when he accidentally pulled out a hair, thereby making it so one-sided as to cause him to sacrifice the pride of his heart and disfigure his face, we fondly expected to see our old Ben when the brush-fence was removed, but alas for human expectations! Much of B. H. A.’s time has been spent in the printer’s department and to such good advantage that from being a “printer’s devil,” he has become a devil of a printer. In his studies, although he “fussed” a while with the highway-engineering course, he has settled down to become an electrical engineer, his taste runrirg to shocking occupations. Ben’s favorite amusement when not cutting ice is cutting electric wires, for which purpose a pair of plyers may always be seen worn on his hip. Not only brilliant but industrious, thoughtful and good-natured, standing well among his fellows and enjoying the confidence of his instructors, in the opinion of the present scribe, Benjamin Howard Arnold, of East Grenwich, Rhode Island, is destined for a useful and successful future. WALLACE NOYES BERRY “Puss” " The Kid " " Crespito” T° attempt to give a full history of Berry’s strenuous life during the short time that we have known him would necessitate the writing of at least two large volumes! As, however, we wish to make mention of a few college events, and at the same time keep the book within a thousand pages, we shall be obliged to give only a very brief outline of his life. He hails from some cranberry port on Cape Cod, where his early educa- tion consisted in fighting mosquitoes and picking cranberries. Having become proficient in these arts, he weighed anchor and set sail for parts unknown. The R. I. C. offering a good harbor, he decided to cast anchor there. So early in our Freshman year, we found him among us either criticising the cranberry sauce at the boarding hall or doing stunts with the electrical apparatus at the laboratory. Thus early in the course we learned to look up to him, and we have been looking him up more or less ever since. Under the watchful “Father " Hills, he was kept from influences which might lead him astray ; but in some way he became entrapped in the meshes of the fatal net, and since that time our quiet, studious atmosphere has had few attractions for him. Electrical engineering is his hobby and a subject in which he always draws an A, as he usually does in everything else. He is a recognized authority on boats and boating, besides being the author of several books which are mentioned elsewhere in this work. As for his ability as an athlete, it is necessary only to say that he is the captain of both the football and the baseball teams. Thus we leave “Crespito,” the man who is sure to be one of the big four. «£ 17 MARION GRAHAM ELKINS " Aunt Marion ’’ A " NYONE happening upon our campus at the beginning of the fall term, 1901, might have seen a small serious-faced girl, timidly grasping the hand of an old and experienced alumna. Such was our first glimpse of our now tried and true friend, Marion Graham Elkins. Very early, she manifested a zealous desire for the schoolroom, and, exhaust- ing the fount of knowledge in Massachusetts, turned to our little R. 1 . C. as a fit place to become a co-ed. A year under the fatherly hand of “Tip” convinced her of the advantages to be obtained from membership in the Class of 1906. Once here, no entertainment, however brilliant; no dance; nothing but a moon- light sleighride, could tear her from her inseparable friends — books. What should we do without grave, serious Marion to remind us of our duties and our dignity ? It is fortunate for us that we have one such member. However, after four years of daily intercourse we are forced to believe that she may not be as serious and timid as she first appeared, since she sometimes condescends to talk with a shy, happy youth, purely on business matters of Y. W. C. U., of course, for she has always been an active member of that organization, and has done honor to the office of president the past two years. Here she rules with an indomitable will, confident of the wisdom of her position. This little characteristic is also clearly shown when she says to a favored teacher, “Oh! just like all the men.” As for her compliments — be- ware. Dodge them if you can; there is something behind. Never before was the saying better illustrated, that “Still waters run deep.” Bugology having claimed her to the exclusion of all her friends, we should not be surprised, at some future date, to hear of her in the wilds of Africa, seeking to discover the habits and haunts of a hitherto unknown “Coleoptera.” 18 LEE LAPLACE HARDING “Kickoff " “The Pet Lamb of Watson House” S OME years ago this remarkable person appeared in the town of Lyme, Conn., and immediately proceeded to “tackle” every kind of job in sight, thus showing his football tendencies at a very early age. These jobs varied from plain “farmin’ ” to the distilling of witch-hazel. We under- stand that he cut his teeth on the latter, and from appearances we recommend extract of witch-hazel instead of Mellin’s Food. Of his early education we have only a few stray hints. He went through the district school and “downed” everything mathematical the teacher sent his way. This, no doubt, caused him to wish for other worlds to conquer, and accordingly he packed his grip for Rhode Island College and Doctor Hewes. When Harding first came among us, he was enlisted as an “Aggie;” but a very short trial of this course sufficed to assure him that it did not lie along his way, and accordingly he joined the Highway Engineers. They reminded him somewhat of his first love, Agriculture. His present occupations are playing football in season (and out) and keep- ing the Watson House girls warm. The former pursuit is his favorite and the cause of his nickname, “Kickoff.” He has been busy at Watson House ever since he came here, a fact to which is due his second nickname. His ambitions seem to be to raise football players and to find the minimum amount of energy ' necessary to tangle up a fellow’s bed and other possessi ons so that the fellow must spend the maximum of energy in untangling the same. The future of this personage is as yet a matter of conjecture. We have no doubt of his succeeding, if he will overcome a certain attraction for femininity; and one of these days we shall find him building good roads in some section of the country. Let us hope it will be here. 19 FREDERICK GEORGE KEYES “Fred” “ F. G. " F G. KEYES hails from Rochester, New York. Not finding that place large enough to hold him, he came down to show us how to run the Rhode Island College. He has done very well in this line. In his Freshman chemistry, he was able to tell Doctor Leighton more about oxygen than could be found in Remsen. Next he tackled the orchestra prob- lem; and if we are to judge it by the amount of noise it can make, w$ should call it a complete success. His latest achievement in the chemical line has been the manufacturing of artificial lemonade. This has kept Dr. Leighton wondering why the citric acid bottle and sugar can were always empty. His love for English knows no bounds. It is so great that he will take English throughout his Senior year. For the last month he has appeared careworn and seems to have a great load on his mind. We greatly fear that he is develop- ing another of his brilliant schemes for the betterment of the social life at the college; but hoping for the best, we will try to see that he graduates with the Class of ’06. HOWARD MARTIN NICHOLS Nick ” " Doc ” B A | ACK in the eighties, when things were booming in Kenyon, along came “Little Nick.” At an early age his attention was turned toward a col- lege education and accordingly he entered our preparatory school. Here he swept everything in sight with one exception. What was it? Latin! Nick has always had a feeling for languages, dead or alive. The fall of the year 1903 found our little Kenyonite a Freshman; here he met another obstacle. French now became his greatest torment. College algebra and physics were his favorites and his work in these studies was always the best. The end of his Sophomore year ended most of his language sorrows, nothing being left but one more year of English. Analytics and calculus did not trouble him for a minute. We hold only one thing against Nick, and we are sorry to say he is to blame for that. In the early days of his college career he took a liking to chemistry. Now chemistry and 1906 don’t go together; and when our little electrician elected quantitative analysis, the case became too serious to treat in a light way. Something had to be done or he would surely disgrace the class. He only took one term of it, and now he puts in his spare time in either the electrical laboratory or machine shop. He has become such an expert with the Ballistic galvanometer that his results are recognized as standard. The character- istic curves of dynamos are also characteristic of him. He delights in making con- ections with a little souvenir screw-driver which he always carries in his pocket. Like all the rest of the class, he delights in a good roughhouse, and quite frequently he and “Muggsy” get affectionate and feel for each other’s ribs. We are proud of our little classmate for the record he has left. He is the youngest and smallest in our band, but he “gets there” just the same. Nothing ever bothers him and he always has a happy smile for every one. His habits are the best; and even if he does cut chapel once in a while, he always has a good cause. His reg- istration card is always clean on the side where they register the conditions, and he has also formed the habit of never cutting a recitation when he can get there. May his future be as clean as h:s past! We trust the lessons he has learned on the campus and his being an ’06 man will fit him for his future work. He has succeeded pretty well so far, why shouldn’t he always ? 21 CORA EDNA SISSON “ Sora ” C ORA drew her first breath of life in Moosup, Conn., and there she began her intellectual training in the kindergarten, unconscious that she would some day learn the derivation of that word at R. I. C. The private school followed, then VVickford Academy was enlivened by her presence until she came to this institution. She says she always stood at the head of her classes and we will take her word for it. After a two years’ “prep” course, and she still has fond recollections of that time judging from present inclinations, she entered college with the Class of ’o6. Cora has a special fondness for little silky-haired black and white dogs. “Bugs” also claim a share of her affection. To tell the truth, she is becom- ing so expert in “bugological” lines that she is able to take a legless, wingless insect and with the proper material construct a “bug” equal to nature’s own; the poise of the head, position of the legs and the spread of the wings are true to life. She may take that up as her vocation, and found an insect factory to furnish biological laboratories, when the supply of good Mother Earth is not equal to the demand. Her aversion to anything masculine is unusual and her frankness of speech has allowed no false impressions as to her opinions. Anyone receiving com- mendation from her is to be congratulated, for even social prevarication is hateful to Cora. The Y. W. C. U. recognizes her as an active member and the society sent her as a delegate to the winter conference at Holyoke. She came back wishing she were a magician and could bring some of Holyoke’s edifices to crown our college hill. Here let us leave her in the pursuit of knowledge, her chief delight. PAST MEMBERS Rollin Grover Clark, Edith May Flemming, Clarence Arnold Hills, Mildred Francis Knight, Rolando Martinez, Percy Wilfred Slocum. 23 SOPHOMORE CLASS, 1907 Colors. Red and black. Officers. J. K. Lamond, C. L. Coggins, President Vice-President W. S. Kendrick, Secretary M. S. Macomber, T rea surer Honorary Member. Josephine Osborne Bostwick. Members. Barber, A. H., Coggins, C. L., Davis, A. B., Ferry, J. R., Fitz, A. E., Kellogg, D. R., Kendrick, W. S., Lamond, J. K., Macomber, M. S., POLADIAN, N., Sherman, B. F., Tucker, Ethel A., Tucker, Hannah M. 24 SOPHOMORE HISTORY " LITTLE over a year ago the Class of 1907 made its appearance in these halls of learning, meek, mild and verdant, but willing to learn. To-day we come again before the gaze of an (we hope) admiring public to submit the result of this willingness to learn. Some one has said that the way to learn most thoroughly is to teach. Our class became desirous of mastering the art of kidnapping, so October 8, 1904, when the noble Juniors tendered their expression of regard to the infant Class of 1908, some of our members quietly removed from his apartments the president of the Freshman Class, and conveyed him to the peace and solitude of Biscuit City. This was rather unfortunate for that gentleman, s he was expected to make a few remarks at the exercises; but the majority of those concerned consid- ered it a very joyous occasion. Although the central figure of the party regretted exceedingly his absence from the reception, he speaks in the most glowing terms of the hospitality of the Class of 1907. The same night an ’07 banner floated from the wires leading from Davis Hall to the botanical laboratory. The Freshman Class, in an endeavor to capture it, was discovered by the night-watchman; but, later on, by means of tactics learned, apparently, from wild-west Indian stories, to which small boys are so prone, succeeded in getting it down. It may be of interest to note that they had a bill for repairs to settle. Later in the year the poor judg- ment of some of the Freshmen, combined with the shrewdness of our class, enabled us to regain the banner which is now ( ?) — On the whole, however, our life has been rather peaceful, and the greater part of our energies has been con- centrated in a reaching after knowledge. In military circles ’07 is well represented, having one captain and five lieutenants, more than any other class in the college. The membership of our class has varied quite a little since our first appearance before you. Some of our best loved members have gone out into the wide world, leaving behind them memories which it will always be a pleasure to recall; and at the same time we have gained others whom we are glad to welcome and whose presence among us will, we feel sure, help to uphold the honor of ’07. 25 FRESHMAN CLASS, 1908 Colors. Navy blue and gold. Officers. J. P. Grinnell, H. A. Fiske, H. L. Gardiner, C. H. Field, President Pice-President Secretary Treasurer Honorary Member. F. Pearle Tilton. Members. Briggs, W. H., Burgess, P. S., Drew, J. D., Field, C. H., Fiske, H. A., Gardiner, H. L., Gardiner R. F., Gory, E. A., Green, W. R., Grinnell, J. P-, Hubbard, C. P., Kenyon, Susie E., Learned, R. L., Lee, A. R., Mills, J. W., Mitchell, C. W., Rose, Orpha L., Sheldon, G. W., Smith, J. L., Whipple, L. A. FRESHMAN HISTORY i UMMER was over, and the fall in all its beauty of foliage and sky, was at hand. College began September 13, and with each train the number of students increased. By the end of the first week nearly everyone had been classified and had received his schedule. During the second week, we, the renowned Class of ’08, held our first business meeting, and elected our class officers. It was found that we numbered twenty members. Some, how- ever, have dropped out, so that at present there are but fourteen who are full-fledged Freshmen. On the first Friday of the fall term, we, together with the other new students, were tendered a reception by the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. U. of the college, and spent a very enjoyable evening. The first great social event of the year, however, was the reception to the Freshman Class given by the hon- ored Class of ’06. Music was furnished by the college orchestra and cake and ice-cream were served. The Class of ’07, although uninvited, decided to come, and monopolized the best corner of the hall, by erecting a large booth of red bunting, which looked out of place when contrasted with the neat flags and banners of the other classes. After the reception the Freshmen took down a certain red and black flag which hung defiantly on the wires between Davis Hall and the botanical laboratory; and it would doubtless be in our possession now, had it not been for a slight misunderstanding between a few of our own members. As it was, we had it in safekeeping for a number of weeks. Last year’s Freshman ran things here (?) How do they compare with the latest edition ? Facts need no proving. First — We had four men on the ’Varsity football team. They had one. 27 Second — ’08 can boast of three members who have proved that they can raise a good-sized, respectable mous- tache. A number of them have tried but, at the end of six or eight weeks, have given it up as a hopeless failure. Third — A sleighride was planned. The Freshmen decied that it was too cold and therefore it did not take place. Fourth — The “Freshies” and “Sophs” had two basket-ball games this winter. The first score was 8-5 in favor of ’08. The second was 17-8 in our favor. Fifth — As things look now, there will be at least four of our members on the ’Varsity baseball team this spring. “Some people” will have to do some tall hustling to have more than one or two representatives. The only thing that our rivals can boast of is the fact that they have more officers than we in the battalion, but the majority of those are very small credit to their class. We have one secret society. The Big Four. As the name would indicate, there are but four members in this order, and those are picked men. We Freshmen think that we are at least holding our own, and are perfectly satisfied with our record for the past year. We hope to greet you as even abler Sophomores in the next Grist. 28 THE FRESHMAN’S DREAM Overhead the stars are gleaming. And the “Fresh” is sweetly dreaming, Of his home so far away. He is dreaming of the fun In his college life to con e, And the happy days for him in store. He is dreaming of the work And the things he must not shirk, For a purpose keeps him always on his way. He is dreaming of the fame, That may come to his fair name, And the happy years to come and go. He is dreaming of the maid, Whose love will never fade, When their hearts will ever beat as one. Overhead a star still gleams, And the “Fresh” still sweetly dreams, Of all the world spread out to him. 29 THE PREPARATORY SCHOOL ONG has it been the custom of the staid and dignified students of the college to look upon us, members of the preparatory school, as irresponsible, childish creatures of very uncertain quantity, whose brains are more conspicuous by their absence than otherwise. Possibly — remember, we say possibly — there may have been a slight foun- dation for this belief, absurd and ridiculous as it may seem to us. But some of those who take such really fiendish delight in knocking us so hard were once glad to be num- bered in this joyful, happy throng, and looked forward in an infantile way, to the future, when they might be in the college, and leave behind all traces of the fun and frolic, troubles and woes of the preparatory school. In spite of all the “knocking” and “joshing” to which we have been subject, the fact still remains that we have been of some material benefit to the institution, in athletics at least. Our mettle has been tried during the past year, and we feel justified in saying that it has proved satisfactory. It is far from our intentions to be vain, yet in our childish joy we take what seems to us pardonable pride in our showing in football and basket-ball this season, some of us making the Varsity team, and our record in basket-ball was not marred by a single defeat. For children at such a premature stage of development, we think we are doing fairly well. It has been generally considered rather ( ?) difficult to run a class sleighride — successfully, but strange as it may seem, we were fortunate in this respect, and managed to get through in fairly good condition. Thus far we ave been able to stand all the various “treatments” which seem to be popular here; but we must admit, with many regrets, that one of us was unable to escape the “cold water treatment,” and was forced to submit gracefully ( ?) to the marvelously persuasive powers of superior numbers. Some day in the near future, we look forward to walking the classic halls of the college, and hope to be numbered among the wise sages of that noble institution, but as yet we are only “Preps.” However, while we re- main so, we shall “stay with ’em” to the end. (The above was written by a small scholar of the preparatory school and we think he has done very well. The majority of the statements are true, though magnified, but this is natural, as we know that all things appear larger when one is young. One short word to the writer of the above — we hope he will not feel too highly elated over the fact that his words are to go forth over the land, but will remember that the motto, “Children should be seen and not heard,” is still a most excellent one). 31 (Editor). THE POULTRY CLASS ® N THE third day of January, 1905 (here came to Kingston fifteen would-be poultry men and women to cram chicken. And lo, their chief-to-be got very busy. Later on, squab was served a la millionaire in one or two seasons. This had a great effect on the class, as they had been eating humble pie served raw and in other ways. This adventurous band of shepherds assembled from four different States, Little Rhody giving the largest quota; Massachusetts came second; Maryland third, and New Jersey last, with only one; it is supposed he did not bring any mosquitoes with him, as it was the winter season. That these new-comers might feel at home and get better acquainted, a great en ertainment was planned and executed by the Y. W. C. U. There were song and talk and lunch and the Chickens thenceforth knew one an- other. And lo, a large red dove flew in through the window and was looked upon as a messenger of peace. And ’twas thought by some that one Kissick got his dates mixed The class made long trips into the wilds and other places to see how the great captains of poultry-raising made one egg appear where four hens had stood; and those of them who had stock fo sale, rubbed their hands in high glee at the approach of the lambs. There came a famous man from Boston to teach the would-be’s how to pluck a bird in one minute (or more). They all tried to imitate him and it was well the b rds were dead, as they could not then feel how their skin was being torn. One young man, supposed to be Carr, made bold to assert that he could beat this bean-eating expert and so matters were arranged. Two to one was the score; the young man said his one had too many pin feathers. All had a good time at the “At Home” given by the President and Mrs. Butterfield. The students presented the president with a-a-a token, their gratitude knowing no bounds. The great Judge Felch came and turned the Experiment Station into a show-room. The birds appeared thick and fast, but not too quickly to prevent their being marked down to 87 or near it. If you want to buy any high- scoring Plymouth Rocks, see Doctor Blues. But Father Time had kept on working and the stage came to the door, so Doctor Curtice’s Chickens marched out, to be seen no more; glad to come, and sorry to go. Bogosian. The silent man of mystery from Providence and somewhere else. Kept bachelor hall some- where, so did not get a chance to become well acquainted. Carr of Newport. First assistant instructor-in-chief to the greenies. Very young and unsightly as yet, but it is hoped will do better in years to come. He was the “also-ran” in the picking contest, and a leading member of the “Cumbersome Trio.” Clarke. A kid from Boston or thereabouts, and the worst of the “Cumbersome Trio.” He doesn’t know what he came for except to keep from overcrowding some kindergarten. Was a poultry expert before he came, but is in better shape now to feed some of his father’s money to chickens. Dodge of Woonsocket, R. I. The class lobbyist, the chief asker of foolish questions, and famous for his request for lectures on chicken food during a lecture on corn. A nice, young married man with a large, level, fertile, rockless farm which will produce at least a dozen hens, and he expects to raise all their food. Mrs. Dodge. The other half of the firm of Mr. and Mrs. Dodge and Farm. It is believed she will be the chicken business and he— back to the dry-goods store. Eden. Aborigine from New Jersey. Inhabits the mosquito swamps near Bayonne. Has been astonished to discover the numerous details and great value of agriculture, with which he was not familiar. He is going to estab- lish a huge plant in fairyland and raise immense numbers of Lyre birds. The Experiment Station has its eye on his efforts. Mrs. Harrington of Warren, R. I. The Light Brahma Queen has raised many chicks at home, but the eggs were no good here. ’Tis said she loves her birds and spanks them when naughty. Kerlin, from out of the woods near Wakefield, R. I. He looked the part when he came, but is becoming civilized now; the effect of education. No position considered at less than $io,oco a year, you of course understand he is one of the experts, — was before he came. Kissick of Bristol, R. I., and elsewhere. Retired traveling man of horse-laugh and brusque manners. We don’t know why he came, as he is needed at home to run a large onion farm of one acre. Would like the Experi- ment Station moved to a place near Bristol, so the extension department could run his farm without any help from him. It was reported that something serious happened to his incubator during the hatch, and for that and other reasons he will not make use of the artificial hen. Lyons. A giggling child from Peace Dale, R. I. Only attended class once in a while, but seemed to have a good time when he did come. Myerding of Baltimore, Maryland, but principally of Germany. Very much interested in scientific theories and not work. Will either start a plant in Germany or carry on a lecture course for little hienies. Nylander of Brookline. A wise man (boy) beyond his years. Has raised many kinds of fowls — without success, aud several guinea pigs that died. Would accept a position at a large salary, but the work must be nil. Had rosy, red lips and was “Cumbersome Number Three.” Parker of Vineyard Haven, Mass. Noted for his thoughtfulness and ability to get much work out of poor horses. It is said that while driving, the buzzards sometimes come down to look the horses over. But never mind, Bertram is going to get pleasure out of his wrytailed rooster, and working from 4 a. m. till 8 p. m. Somebody said he made a ten-strike with some folks at Kingston. Thinks tam-o’shanters look wel ' on pretty girls. Miss Rice of Wilbraham, Mass., caused the Doc to neglect the class for half a day at the Boston Show; but he found her and brought her back, and we were all glad because we so enjoyed hearing her melodious cough. She, too, has had experience with chickens and will no doubt do better. Doesn’t say much, but has used up two or three notebooks. Swan of Lawrence, Mass., and maybe California. A hero of many industrial wars, and never smokes. He is 34 the wise guy who is going to let somebody in Connecticut pay for his experience and supply a large bunch of vaca- tion money. Weeden of Matunuck. Geared up to 84 in the legs and intellect, makes a handsome sprinter and will make a better looking farmer. Likes to tilt his chair back and rub his head on the blackboard. Has been known to sit on the floor with a great thud. Will soon be chief henologist on a large farm. There was a famous poultry club That held its meeting here; The deeds they heard went in one side And out the other ear. A crummy set of wou ' d-be greats, They thought they knew it all; But when they tried to reach the top, They got an awful fall. THE SHORT COURSE IN AGRICULTURE On a Wednesday, early in November, the prospective members of the most noble Class of 1905, in the above subject, assembled in the lecture room of the Taft Laboratory. Our class was not so large as some of the classes in former years, but it was quite as representative. We were particularly well qualified to study gardening and perhaps apple culture, for did we not have our own Eden, who lost no time in choosing and monopolizing an Eve, one who could fascinate with serpentine charms ? The fact that our only lady member fainted in Prof. Barlow’s recitation does not mean that his lectures always affect one thus. It is needless to say that Kissick, or “Kiss- quick,” as he was called, was popular with the ladies. If Mr. Townsend was over gracious, Mr. Rowland Hazard was urbane. But why dwell on individual peculiarities, since no praise is adequate for the class as a whole. We are sure that we learned something as to the best method of how to get the theory and practice of agriculture from books, as well as how to make use of the Agricultural department and Experiment Stations. One member of the class, a Yale graduate, said that he had never gained so much information in six weeks as he did in this course. We are glad to become sons of Rhode Island College and wish well to the “regulars” we left there. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Geo. A. Rodman, ’94, Howland Burdick, ’95, G. E. Adams, ’94, Secretary and Treasurer EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Ebenezeh Payne, ’99, Robert W. Pitkin, ’02. President Vice-President Objects. To promote the best interests of the college, and to further and strengthen the attachment of its members to their Alma Mater. O ifys ;• — • . 4 Members. All graduates of the college who have received a degree are considered regular members of the Association. Any member of a class which has graduated may become an associate member on election by the executive com- mittee. A present or former member of the corporation or faculty may be elected as an honorary member. Meetings. Annual meetings of the Association are held at the college on Commencement Day, unless otherwise ordered by the executive committee. 39 CADET BATTALION Captain Maurice H. Cock, R. I. M., Commandant W. N. Berry, J. R. Ferry, J. P. Grinnell, A. B. Davis, A. S. Miner, Company A H. L. Gardiner, D. R. Kellogg, M. S. Macomber, A. H. Barber, G. J. Schaeffer, W. A. Mills, G. W. Sheldon, J. L. Doyle, L. G. Schermerhorn, F. G. Crandall, C. P. Hubbard, W. R. Green, Line and Staff Major First Lieutenant and Adjutant First Lieutenant and Quartermaster Quartermaster-Sergeant Sergeant-Major Company B J. K. Lamond P. W. Slocum C. L. Coggins W. S. Kendrick H. R. Lewis G. W. Spaulding T. C. Brown, Jr. A. R. Knight H. O. Gough T. F. Salzer C. H. Field Trumpeter C. P. Hart First Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant, First Sergeant, Second Sergeant, Third Sergeant, Fourth Sergeant, First Corporal, Second Corporal, Third Corporal, T? mirth flnrhnrril- 41 ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION B. H. Arnold, J. R. Ferry, John Barlow, C. E. Brett, W. S. Kendrick, L. L. Harding, J. K. Lamond, President Pice-President Secretary and Treasurer Football Manager Assistant Football Manager Baseball Manager Assistant Baseball Manager Advisory Committee. Laurence I. Hf.wes, Chairman John Barlow, .... Secretary Faculty Members. Laurence I. Hewes, Marshall H. Tyler. John Barlow. Alumni Members. C. T. Arnold, ’94, L. M. Oatley, ’95, A. W. Boswo rth, ’99. Student Members. C. E. Brett, L. L. Harding. 42 Fred C. Hoxsie, C. E. Brett, Marshall H. Tyler, Manager Assistant Manager Coach COLLEGE TEAM i Catcher, Pitcher, First Base, Second Base, T. Field, Acting Captain. Berry , Wilkinson Third Base, Marra , Gardiner, Martinez Left Field, R. Arnold , J. Doyle Center Field, Com i ns , J. Doyle Right Field, R. Arnold, Comins, Martinez Field Salzer Soule Short Stop, Martinez, Kendrick, Barber ♦Championship line-up. Jean Gilman, . . Manager Coaches. B. H. Arnold, Assistant Manager M. A. Blake, M. H. Tyler, L. I. Hevves College Team. A. E. Wilkinson, Captain. Center, . Schermerhorn Guards, Arnold , Crandall , Miner Tackles, . Harding , Mills Ends, Slack, Hubbard , Drew , Briggs Quarter, . Hubbard, Wilkinson Right Half, .... Ferry Full, Quinn Left Half, .... Berry Championship line-up. GAMES (Season 1904). September 28, Rhode Island vs. Westerly, 54 — 0 October 1, Rhode Island vs. Springfield Training 0 — 27 October 8, Rhode Island vs. Durfee High 28 — o October 15, Rhode Island vs. Thibodeau, 32 — o October 29, Rhode Island vs. Dean Academy o — 28 November 12, Rhode Island vs. Brown, ’07, o — II November 19, Rhode Island vs. Connecticut, 10 — 10 45 UNDERGRADUATE WEARERS OF THE ‘ R. I.” FOOTBALL Wilkinson, ..... Captain Gilman, Manager Arnold, B. H., Crandall, Berry, H arding, Briggs, Hubbard, Drew, Mills, Ferry, Quinn, Slack, Grinnell. SCHERMF. RHORN. UNDERGRADUATE WEARERS OF THE “R. I.” BASEBALL Berry, Barber, CoMINS, Wilkinson, Dow. Kendrick, Barber, Sherman, Lewis, Coggins, SOPHOMORE TEAM Right Forward, Captain Left Forward Center Right Guard Left Guard Subs., Ferry and Fitz FRESHMAN TEAM Drew, Hubbard, Grinnell, Mitchell, Briggs, Right Forward Left Forward Captain Center Right Guard Left Guard Subs., Burgess, Field, Armitage and Gory. PREP. TEAM Spenser, Dennis, SCHERMERHORN, Right Forward Left Forward Center, Captain Crossman, • • • ■ R k h j £ uard Griffith, Left Guard Subs., Eddy, Quinn and Comins. 47 LECTURE ASSOCIATION Officers V. W. Dow, S. Elizabeth Champmn, E. Josephine Watson, W. S. Kendrick, President Secretary Treasurer Assistant Treasurer The Lecture Association has completed its fifth season and it is hoped the members have enjoyed and profited by the course furnished. Rev. Scott F. Hershey gave a stirring lecture that made us want to brace up and be- come “The Fellow on Top.” Herbert L. Bridgman was unable to come; but his substitute, Dr. Frederick A. Cook left little to be desired, and we followed him northward with much interest. His views of the far north gave us a realistic idea of the beauty and grandeur of the polar regions. Mr. Frederick W. Bancroft told us a lot of facts and the history of the beau- tiful Scottish songs and ballads which he sang. This being a time when we are especially interested in he Japan- ese, the Association committee thoughtfully procured Dr. William H. Griffis, who has spent several years in educationa lwork in Japan, to tell of the Fun, Fact and Fancy of this surprising people. Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson closed the series with delightful personal reminiscences of the distinguished people he had met. PROGRAM OF 1904-1905 December 16 — Rev. Scott F. Hershey, “The Fellow on Top.” January 27 — Dr. Frederick A. Cook, “Toward the North Pole.” February 17 — Frederick W. Bancroft, “Scottish Songs and Singers.” March 14 — William Elliott Griffis, “Fun, Fact and Fancy about the Japanese and Their Country.” April 14 — Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson, “People I Have Met.” 48 OFFICERS Marion G. Elkins, Cora Sisson, Bernice Sisson, President Pice-President Secretary Orpha Rose, . Treasurer Y. W. C. U. |HE history of the Young Woman’s Christian Union for the past two years has been encouraging ] to those who are most deeply concerned in its welfare. There has been an increase in numbers, and a growing interest in the regular meetings is evident. These gatherings have been made more attractive the past year by the introduction of speakers from away; they bring to us new j ideas, and have proved a source of inspiration and help. In the social life of the college, the young women feel that their society fills the place with honor, and with the aid of the Y. M. C. A., which is steadily thriving, aims in every way to make the students better acquainted with one another. Of great assistance to this end has been the introduction of what we like to call just a “social,” an evening set apart when faculty and students meet informally, sing college songs, play games and enjoy light refreshments. We forget for a time who are faculty and who are students. Practical work has not been omitted. We have been in touch with a missionary who is laboring in a foreign field, and because of our offering to her, we feel a more intimate and vital interest in the mission cause. Christ- mas boxes and floral offerings have been sent to College Settlements and Children’s Homes, the aim always being to bring to the attention of the young women the living problems which exist outside our own narrow sphere of action and knowledge. As a whole we feel that the work of the past two years has been successful both materially and spiritually; and we trust that the students who are to follow us will support and help this union which seeks to improve and ennoble the college girl’s life. 50 A. E. WlI.KINSON, J. R. Ferry, C. L. Coggins, C. P. Hubbard, OFFICERS President Vice-President . . . . . . . . Secretary Treasurer 61 Y. M. C. A. HE Y. M. C. A. started when the college was in its infancy, but was not very prominent until a year ago, when the duties of the Association and its bearing on the social side of college life were brought to the attention of some of the older students by President Butterfield. Mr. Bookwalter, State Secretary of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, also helped matters along, and soon the Y. M. C. A. became notable in many ways. Regular meetings were held and were better attended than ever before; outside speakers were obtained for many of the services, while some were led by faculty and student members. Bible study was also started, and now there are two classes in the college and one in the preparatory school. The joint work of the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. U. this year has been greater than ever, and we hope that this will increase, as it adds much to the social life of the college and is especially helpful in aiding new students to become better acquainted with the older ones. We trust that the growth of the Association will continue. As the older members become alumni and pass out of the institution, may their successors put forth their best efforts to uphold the Christian life of the college and the welfare of the Association. 52 ANNUAL MILITARY BALL, JANUARY 20, 1905 Patronesses. Mrs. Rowland G. Hazard, Mrs. Marshall H. Tyler, Mrs. Kenyon L. Butterfield, Miss E. Josephine Watson, Mrs. Maurice H. Cook, Miss Josephine O. Bostwick. Executive Committee. Major Berry, Chairman. Caft. Gardiner, Capt. Lamond, ist Lieut, and Adj. Ferry, 2nd Lieut. Macomber. Hall Committee. 2d Lieut. Coggins, Chairman. 2d Sergt. Lewis, Corp. Hubbard, Private Drew, Private Spenser, Private Crossman, Corp. Knight, Corp. Field, Private Carlson, Private L. Slack, Private Burgess. Programme Committee. 2d Lieut. Macomber, Chairman. Private Gory, Private Weeden, Private Armitage. Boarding Committee. ist Sergt. Kendrick, Chairman. Private Hayden, Private Albro, Private Fitz. Music Committee. Capt. Lamond, Chairman. Private Hart, Private Green, Private Fiske. 4th Sergt. Sheldon, Corp. Crandall, Refreshment Committee. ist Lieut, and Adj. Ferry, Chairman. 4th Sergt. Brown, Reception Committee. ist Sergt. Barber, Chairman. Private Knight, Private Griffith, Corp. Schermerhorn, Private Briggs. Private McKay. Floor Committee. Capt. Gardiner, Chairman. All non-commissioned officers. 53 First Violin, First Cornet, Clarinet, COLLEGE ORCHESTRA H. A. Fiske, Director and Manager. H. A. Fiske, F. G. Keyes Second Violin, F. A. Lane Second Cornets, J. P. Grinnell Flute, Accompanist, .... Mrs. Kellogg Mr. Drake C. P. Hart, W. R. Green T. C. Brown, Jr. V. W. Dow, F. Pearle Tilton, Mrs. M. H. Tyler, DRAMATIC CLUB President Members Secretary and Treasurer Mrs. M. H. Tyler, F. Pearle Tilton, Stage Director Beulah E. Hoitt, V. W. Dow, W. N. Berry. 54 THE DEBATING CLUB ’LITTLE over a year ago, five men met in a room in the basement of Davis Hall, elected a T president, chose a subject and appointed disputants on that subject. This was the first meeting of the Debating Club. Later a constitution was drawn up and adopted, which called for meetings every Thursday evening. The officers are a president and a critic hold- ing ° ce or two m e et mgs, thus giving all an opportunity for practice in presiding. The Gl t 9 membership has increased from those five until now practically all the men boarding- students are regular attendants. The range of questions has been wide in order to give all a chance to learn of the things which do not come up in everyday life as well as important ques- tions of the time. Two debates were held with other clubs, the Poultry and the Farmer’s, and although the others won, it is felt that the Debating Club acquitted itself creditably. The aim of the club is to teach every man to think on his feet and to give him confidence for the expression of those thoughts. It is absolutely necessary that the present-day citizen be able to express himself, in town and school meetings, on all questions that concern his welfare. The Club is in a fair way to bring this about, and nearly all the members can make a creditable showing on any occasion that may arise where prompt think- ing and speaking are demanded. 55 ‘Dave” Kellogg, Windbag ‘Joe” Drew, Bellows ‘Willie Bummins,” Hot Air ‘Cles” Field, Generator ‘ScHERMER,” Gasbag 56 THE ELECTRICAL CLUB Motto— Parvus (labor) In multo (tempore). Active Members. B. H. Arnoi.d, W. N. Berry, L. L. Harding, IT. M. Nichols. Honorary Members. Bill “Gump” (W. L. W. Clark), W. S. Rodman. Members. B. H. Arnold, W. N. Burry, L. L. Harding, H. M. Nichols, Bill “Gump” (when present) A. S. Wood, W. S. Rodman, ♦There is a doubt as to whether or not Mr. is generally quite active. Officers. . Speed-Taker and General Nuisance Connector Engineer Maker of Short Circuits Fireman Butt Trouble Investigator and Supernumerary Rodman is simply an honorary member, as he 57 SCREW-DRIVER AND PLIERS CLUB Motto — Let there he Light (A Jit). Members. Stephen Quinn, B. H. Arnold, Officers. Stephen Quinn, ...... Most Exalted fVielder of the Screw-Driver B. H. Arnold, ...... Mighty High Lugger of the Pliers The object of this club is to elevate and increase the knowledge of the use of the pliers and the screw-driver. 58 THE “EVERY DAY OR SO” CALENDAR Apr. 22 , Mav 1 6, May 20, May 23, 1904. APRIL— MAY Sherman has the mumps; Watson House in a state of fear. Mitchell finds a hair two feet long on his coat. Says he will return it to the own Serenade at Watson House. “Oh! Weeden, come out of it!” Lost, strayed or stolen, Mr. Barlow’s zoology class. JUNE v method. June 2, Prep girls find their hearts with a pocket compass; [une 8, 9, 10, Exams. Less said the better. [une 12-14, Commencement. Good old summer time begins. |ue 15, “Delegates” start for the St. Lonuis Fair. SEPTEMBER Sept. 14, College commences. Lots of new faces. Sept. 15, Miner arrives with a rice-covered trunk. Sept. 26, Dr. Hewes comes to chapel on time. Celebrates by leading. OCTOBER. Oct. 5, Mr. Coll admires his name on boarding-hall napkins (R. I. Coll.) Oct. 14, W. S. Rodman comes to chapel. First time since graduation. Oct. 20, Mr. Towar speaks on “Life in Australia.” Oct. 25, A moonlight trip to Thirty Acre, with amusements on the way. Oct. 29, A night-shirt parade, which ends at Watson House, in a whirl. NOVEMBER. Nov. 7, Watson House “At Home.” Nov. 8, Election Day. Nov. 9, General roughhouse. Nov. 19, Where did the barrel go ? Football. R. I. C. 10 — Storrs 10. Nov. 22, Many “rabbits” in evidence. Nov. 23-28, Thanksgiving recess. DECEMBER. Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. io, Dec. 15, Dec. 16, Dec. 17, Dec. 18, Dec. 20, Dec. 21, Jan. 3, Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 21, Jan. 22, Jan. 26, Jan. 27, Jan. 31, Feb. 4, Feb. 7, Feb. 8, Feb. 9, Feb. 10, Lieut. Grinnell comes to chapel amid great applause. Dance in Lippitt Hall. Who threw the ink ? “The Revolving Wedge,” with a dance after. Miss Champlin sends to the village store for saltines and receives sardines. Sleighing party of the entomology class. The Freshman Class presents its president with a sword. Dorrritory rather damp — so some think. Juniors have a falling out. Mr. Kurly has his hair cut. Jolly sleighing party. “Better late than never.” Muggsy takes a walk surrounded by friends. Term ends. Too bad. I 9°S- JANUARY. Term begins. Mr. W. S. Rodman and Mr. Knight make New Year’s resolutions and attend chapel. Dr. Curtice brings his “Chickens” to chapel. First song service. Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. U. reception to “Chicks.” Military Ball. Another family of “rabbits” born in Davis Hall. Tired but happy and ( ?) Ice cream for supper. Eddy thinks it is peanut butter. Dr. Hewes invited to have a shave. Bells take a rest. Tubby takes a prolonged vacation ( ?) Bells take another rest; may be a relapse. FEBRUARY. Berry out! Weeden wonders how he can get a monopoly on a girl. Basket-ball; Preps. 14 — Sophs. 4. Dc-fuse-ive (diffusive) period begins. Baseball ( ?) practice by Luke, Hub and Big Joe. More baseball ( ?) practice. Opening of the Social Room. De-fuse-ive period ends. Feb. ii, Feb. 14, Feb. 15, Feb. 17, Feb. 18, Feb. 19, Feb. 20, Feb. 22, Feb. 24, Feb. 27, Feb. 28, Mar. 1, Mar. 2, Mar. 7, Mar. 10, Mar. ) 1, Mar. 15, Mar. 17, Mar. 18, Mar. 19, Mar. 23, Mar. 27, Mar. 28, Apr. 4, Basketball; Freshs. 8, — Sophs. 5. Valentine Day. Several received in the Dormitory. Basketball; Preps. 13 — Sophs. 8. Mackay has a sensation. Basketball; Preps. 13 — Freshs. 11. The Dormitory goes to church. What is the matter ? Berry out! (After this we will simply notice when Berry is at home. It would take too much room otherwise.) Basketball; Preps. 15 — College 7. Informal dance. An alarming loss. Y. W. C. U. and Y. M. C. A. social in the chapel. Baseball practice begins in earnest. Dr. Curtice receives a present of a stick of candy. MARCH. Basketball; Freshs. 17 — Sophs. 8. Tip gets to breakfast before the door is open. Prof. Card appears in a new suit. Dancing class reception. Fitz gets his knocks. A mouse visits the boarding hall. “A boy’s trick.” The colors in evidence. Macomber celebrates with a nap in Zoology and gets sent to his room to recuperate. Mr. Tyler has been enjoying ( ?) his night’s rest sleeping on a sleeve board. Berry at home!!! Exams begin. Everybody “plugs” ( ?). Tip calls on 34 and seems bound to stay. Miss Watson gets locked out of German exam. Term ends. It rains — conditions. APRIL. Term begins. Mr.W. S. Rodman remembers his New Year’s resolution for the first time — comes to chapel. 61 GRINDS 1 threw my arms around his neck! He kissed me then and there! As I tried to comb the snarls from out My poodle’s silky hair. Mr. Tyler (to Rhodes Knight who is “visiting”), “Hadn’t you better go home, Knight ?” Knight, “How in thunder am I to go home ? The last train has gone.” Long, “Say, you ought to have seen the flock of geese that just flew over.” Whipple, “Go on, there were onlv two, and those were ducks.” Armitage, to Mr. Tyler (after a confab on geometry), “Haven’t we been learning things to-night ?” Mr. Tyler, “I don’t know about that.” Armitage, “Well, haven’t you learned anything ?’ Hubbard and Whipple originate a new class of music. Hubbard sings German poetry accompanied by W ' hip- ple with logarithms on the banjo. Burgess affirms of the temperature in his room, “It is so cold I can’t speak, but my voice squeaks.” Dr. Makepeace speaks of “generating” a few electric cells. Lamond in trigonometry (apropos of a certain curve), “It keeps on going forever and then comes back again.” Lewis Slack in gun drill, “Back up ahead there.” Kellogg, “I am starving to death with thirst.” Macomber (to Muggerditchyan, in drill), “Say have you got a name anybody can pronounce ?” 63 PSYCHOLOGY CLASS Sensations, love and habits, Mixed up with empirical mt. Studied by twos together, This is psychology. Captain Cook (in military science), “What is a picket ?” Sheldon, “It is — er — er — a body behind a post.” Captain Cook, “Do you mean a picket fence ?” Miss Bostwick (in English class), “Can you tell me the difference between power and force ? I don’t mean the breakfast foods.” Hubbard (in military science), “Suppose there was no enemy there and the shell killed some of the people ?” Captain Cook, “Well, it would be pretty hard for the people.” Arnold, “How long have you been gone, Long?” Long, “A long time.” Student (in chemistry), “I have seen mercury frozen by liquid air so as to make a hammer of.” Dr. Leighton, “Yes, that is a very striking experiment.” Captain Cook, “Definition — the rear guard is the north end of an army going south.” Mr. Rodman (in college algebra), “What is an arithmetical progression, Fitz ?” Fitz is silent. Mr. Rodman, “Can’t you find it, Fitz?” Miss Bostwick, “In the sentence, ‘He has two dogs, a black and a white one,’ what is the error and what would you take it to mean ?” Field, “It means that he has Skibo. " Henry Tyler appears in a new suit and is asked where it came from. “Mamma sent to New York for it and papa paid for it.” 63 Here’s to the chaperone, May she learn from Cupid Just enough blindness To be sweetly stupid. Mr. Wood to Prof. Tolman, after having examined some printing not to his liking, “What authority is there for cutting ‘anyone ’ in two ?” Muggerditchyan, “I am an American.” Reply, “I suppose you have got your neutralization papers, that’s why.” Howard Butterfield to the “Hoboes,” “I have got something for you, lots of things.” Miss George, “What ?” Howard, “Grape nuts and force.” Mr. Dow at rehearsal, “How shall I say ‘damnation,’ loud or under my breath ?” Mrs. Tyler, “It depends on what part of the room Miss Watson is in.” Hannah Tucker, at rehearsal, “He hired me to feed the cows and milk the pigs.” Miss Harrall in entomology, “Have you got two (to) wings yet, Mr. Coll ? I saw a fellow struggling With a gnawing inward pain; I could only pity the poor old chap, He was troubled with Champ(l) [a] in. Chorus : True love or calf love. The thoughts of the day are long, long thoughts. By life’s river a maid was crying, Said she couldn’t find her Ferry, But she soon had stopped her sighing. And picked up an easy Berry. Chorus: True love or calf love. The thoughts of the day are long, long thoughts. 64 Slocum, “No use for me to go to a dance, I’d only be a wall-flower.” Davis, “It is always nice to have a conservatory.” Mr. Barlow, “What is a plant ?” Comins, “All things that live and grow.” Notice: — Information may be obtained on the installment plan at the biological laboratory. Miss Elkins, “What is compurgation ?” Miss Champlin, “It is where you get somebody to swear for you.” Asked in an exam., “How is the pressure of the atmosphere measured ?” Miss Grin n ell, “By counting the number of times that the pulse beats in your wrist.” “Face like a Christian martyr — Head like an empty log— Laugh like a half-fledged duckling, Beg pardon, did you say ‘Kellogg’ ?” Stranger, pointing to Watson House, “Is that Chickenville ?” Nichols, just before English exam., “Miss Flemming, is Burroughs dead yet r” Miss Flemming, “No, he is alive and writing now.” Nichols, “Thank the Lord! we’ll not have to learn when he died.” Miss Bostwick receives a letter directed to “The Ladies ’ Seminary.” Miss Bostwick in Soph. English, “Those at Watson House may use my copy of ‘Walden’ . Harding, “Yes, three of us.” Wilkinson, “Do you take part to-night ?” Miss Harrall, “Yes, a small part.” Wilkinson, “A little sometimes goes a long way.” Miss Weaver, “Do snakes have legs ? I don’t see how they get along if they don’t.” Miss Sherman, “I dreamed about bugs last night and thought of Mr. Barlow.” Dow receives a letter directed to “Mr. Valentine Dow.” Mr. Barlow, “Two people on the same string sometimes cause great trouble.” 65 “That basket-ball there carried By the gawkiest kid yet born, You know the swelled-head person ? “Why, yes, that’s Schermerhorn.” Physics exam., Effincincy (efficiency) is being able to put to use all waste work.” A student on being asked to write on some electrical subject familiar to her, chose the electric chair. Mills, to Miss McCrillis, “I want two plates for my lady (’s) fingers.” Reporter, receiving message over the telephone, “Miss Quinn, Biol.; Mr. Ballou, Biol.; Mr. Rodman, El.Ene.— Elevated English ?” Hannah Tucker, Where are they going to have examinations for conditioned students ?” Lucy Tucker, “In the biggest room, of course.” Cora Sisson, “We want a list of all the boys in the Y. W. C. U.” A QUERY. When has gone to Heaven And waits to receive his reward, We wonder what prize he will ask for Of the good and gracious Lord. Will it be a harp and a cymbal. Or a wreath for his saintly brow Or a bevy of admiring she angels To console him for time lost now r Mary Sherman, “Mr. Harding is as good-natured as a kitten.” B. Sisson, “I like a nice vocal voice.” One of the students to Miss George, about to leave Lippitt Hall for the boarding hall after dark, “Do you feel all right about going alone ?” J L. Slack, to the chef, “Are you the cook ?” Chef, “No, I am the chef.” Slack, “I didn’t know they had any automobiles around here.” Mr. Barlow, “What are the stems of the plants called that grow underground ?” Miss Lamond, “Submarine stems.” St. Bernard. Dalziel, Hugh 636-D 17 S. Miss K. is delighted to discover a biography of St. Bernard in the library catalogue. On looking the book up, she finds a treatise on the St. Bernard dog. She is disappointed. Comins, at station, “Is there another team going up r If so, I’ll cut out this trip. " Stage driver, “Yes, but there are two other ladies going up then.” Mr. Townsend, to Miss George, “Oh! pardon me, if I had known you were coming I would have held the door open half an hour.” Miss Champlin, “We have ‘bugology’ this afternoon.” Miss Sherman, “Is that the same as economics ?” Mr. Townsend to Miss B. Sisson, “If you were a bean, I would plant lots of them.” Mr. Coll having been absent from the previous lecture in entomology, inquires of the instructor as to the order of insects taken up. Mr. Barlow, “I gave the class a quiz last time.” Mr. Coll, “Well, what order is that ?” This is the second table, Unkind, not even clever or new; Too young and silly for censure, Field and Burgess and Drew. Miss Kenyon to history class, “I will try to make the examination as searching as possible.” A student looking up a poem asks the librarian for the American Anthropology. Miss Watson, commending a good French translation, “Sehr gut.” 67 Mr. Townsend, “I have a nice room.” Catherine, the waitress, innocently, “Where, down at Watson House r” M r. Barlow, “An insect contains six legs.” Have she went, Am she gone, Is her left we all alone ? Her can never come to we, Us can always go to she It cannot was. (Western rhyme). STAR TRANSLATIONS. Poladian, “Ich grolle nicht.” “I growl not.” Soph. German, “The golden Bull of Charles IV.” “Der goldene Stier Karl des Vierten.” Harding, “Bin ich dir teuer ?” “Am I your dear ?” Kellogg, “Von rechtem Holz geschitten.” “A chip of the old block.” B. Arnold, “Ce n’est pas mon avis.” “That is not my bird.” Berry, “II murmura le nom dans son dernier soupir.” “He murmured the name of his last meal.” Miss Elkins, “Nennt er’s einen Katzenjammer,” “Hecallsit cat’s howling.” Field, giving the principal parts of schlagen, “Schlagen, slug, geslugged.” Soph, Fench, “ Tandis qu’il battait les cartes,” “While he was beating the cards.” 6S EDITORIAL T HE wheels of time have rolled on another notch, and the ninth volume of the Grist has been ground — figuratively speaking. We do not intend to lay the whole blame upon Time; that would not be fair; besides, we are happy to say that we are responsible for a considerable por- tion of this volume, be it good or bad. The one cloudy spot in our sky is the fact that this book is not entirely the work of the Junior Class, as we had hoped it might be; but we know that others in times past have slipped back a few rounds on their ladders, and we let this fact console us. It is probable that while looking over the Grist, you will find some of your remarks handed down to poster- ity. If such is the case, we hope you will not think the millstones bear any heavier on you than on the others, but remember that “all is grist to the miller” and laugh with the rest. We may, perchance, love those whom we chastise. Some one has said: “There is nothing new under the sun,” and Mark Twain claims there are but six jokes in the world. This may be, but we think we have heard a few original remarks during the past year. How- ever, if you chance to find something not entirely new or original between these covers, please remember the above. It is certain that people will differ as to the points of interest, if any, and so we have jotted down and handed on to you everything that has come our way, leaving it to each of you when glancing over these pages to take out your own “miller’s eighth,” wherever and however you chose. A YEAR’S REVIEW j WELVE months have passed again with their joys and sorrows, their failures and triumphs. The college has had a prosperous year and we predict a bright future under the leadersh p of our hon- ored president. A year seldom passes without some change in the corps of fa ' thful instructors and the past year has been no exception. Captain Maurice H. Cook of Providence has taken the place of Major Lewis Balch, as instructor in military science and tactics. Mr. Walter Mitche ' l, who was assistant in the physics department, left to study at Columbia University, New York City, and his place is filled by Mr. Walter Rodman, who is a graduate of the institution. Miss Li lian George has resumed her former post as ibrarian, having obtained her degree of A. B. in library science at the University of Illinois. Mr. Edward A. Stene has been transferred from the position of assistant in the horticultural department to the superintendency of college extension work. Mr. Maurice A. Blake is occupying Mr. Stene’s former position. No student can be too well informed on the events taking place in the world and in spite of the fact that news papers and magazines abound in the college library, another effort has been made to bring the student into touch with contemporary history. In the fall term, during the Friday chapel hour, Miss Watson brought to our atten- tion many facts of importance. Throughout the winter term “current topics” have been presented by students. It is needless to say that this has been an interesting feature of the chapel exercises. Our elders still think lectures are good for young people. I he faculty of this institution has put this theory into practice. An excellent lecture course was given in ethics by Rev. F. B. Makepeace, in the spring term of 1904. The Thursday morning lecture, which has become an established part of the college routine, has brought us face to face with many truly great men and earnest speakers. The college lecture course has been attended with the usual enjoyment. The short courses in agriculture and poultry keeping have been supported with customary enthusiasm. This year, for the first time, the “Aggies” have counted a woman among their members. Mrs. Arr.a Hurt of Houston, Texas, has this honor. Owing to the hearty co-operation of the students, faculty and alumni, Watson House is now the proud possessor of a piano and it is possible that Davis Hall is a bit jealous. The fact that the alumni have not forgotten their 70 Alma Mater is manifest by the handsome window seat which was presented to the young men’s social room on the tenth of February, 1905. On the back of the seat may be seen these figures, “ ’95.” The religious life of the students is largely represented by the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. U. There have also been Bible classes, one at the Watson House and several in Davis Hall during the winter term, but this subject will be treated elsewhere. Between grange and the college nearly every week has witnessed some form of entertainment, from ii itiatior s and feasts of the “patrons of husbandry” to the “tripping of the light fantastic” by the students. The fall term opened with a reception to the newcomers. At the Junior reception, the Freshmen timidly began their social career. The dramatic club gave a delightful representation of a farce called “The Revolving Wedge.” At the beginning of the winter term, the poultry class was welcomed by an informal reception. The appropriateness of the occasion was heightened by the magic opening of a window and the sudden appearance of a rooster. On the twentieth of January came the crowning function of the year, the military ball, with its gay music, fluttering ban- ners and general military atmosphere. A new feature was introduced into the winter’s program. One cold night a large bonfire burned brightly on the edge of Thirty Acre pond and many merry skaters enlivened the scene, while a kettle of “hot dogs” gave the finishing touch to the ice carnival. We have heard so much about college spirit this year, that we are beginning to think that we really have some. It is evident that the interest in military matters has steadily increased under the instruction of Captain Cook and the support of athletics is likewise improving. There are probably more copies of college songs on the campus to-day than ever before. Upon every opportunity that offers a lusty chorus rises skyward. During the month of October, 1904, news came from far-away Mexico that one of the former students and instructors of the college had met with a sad and untimely death. Captain Tiberio Garcia Alorra, while swimming across one of the swift Mexican rivers, was drowned before help could reach him. May the years to come broaden and deepen the college life and spirit. May the institution ever be regarded with affection by those who have passed from its halls forever and by those who are looking forward to the time when they shall have been prepared to begin their life work by the little college on the hill. 71 ATHLETICS NE more year has-been added to the history of R. I. C. athletics; and while we have no particular points of interest to mention, we feel that a general advance has been made. The association has been struggling under a debt, which we hope will disappear before the close of our present baseball season. The results of the football season were satisfactory on the whole; more real college spirit was shown than in other years, the team was in better condition and the game better. Some of the scores were not just what we wish they were, but they show improvement over the previous year. The baseball season promises to be an interesting one. The team consists of new men mostly, and the way in which the raw material develops will be interesting to watch. We are glad to say our candidates are taking a stand against conditions and poor work and are trying to demonstrate that athletics can be made a help without a sacri- fice. The fall term of 1904 found with us a new football coach. In our social room one evening shortly after college opened, the football squad gathered to hear a few inspiring words from Mr. Blake of M. A. C., ’04. Since that time he has been the mainstay of our teams. What he has done is easier seen than described. In baseball, as well, we feel that in him we have a leader on whom we can always depend and who is working with all his heart for the good of the team. His services will never be forgotten by any student who has seen the results of them. A PLEA FOR TRADITIONS A COLLEGE cannot consist of simply a faculty, students and buildings any more than arms, legs and a body make a man. There are nume rous other things of more or less importance, but all necessary for the real college. The first is without doubt, college spirit; tb ;e are happy to say is not lacking here, though there is plenty of room for more. However, the subject which we wish to discuss is that which moves every graduate of the old institutions, as he hears of the deeds at his Alma Mater — traditions. It is the traditions which do most to keep alive the interest and love of the graduate. To read of the exploits of the classes or, still better, to go back to the old college and find the student doing the same that he did when there, makes the alumnus feel that he has not yet passed out of the ken of men. Here at Rhode Island our traditions are few, very few, but then we are young and in this fact we who are here now may find our opportunity. It is our du ty and privilege to furnish traditions for those who follow. We have heard it said that it is fine to have a history to live up to, but is it not a bit finer to be of those who make the history ? We have all read the history of our country and we feel proud of the deeds of the great men which constitute it, but if we could have been of the band of doers, how much prouder should we feel. Let us who are here now, in the early days of our college, get busy, make the most of our opportunity, fill the vacancy, furnish the history and traditions for posterity. The history and traditions should be, as far as possible, ours, separate and distinct from those of other colleges. But we must not let the fact that some other college has the same, deter us from a tradition, providing always, that it is a laudable one. If it is good, it will bear duplica- ting. We must make this history, and we must make it such that we shall not be ashamed in the sober days when we are of the white-haired alumni. FRATERNITIES AND COLLEGE LIFE W HEN the word “fraternity” is mentioned in the presence of one who is not a member, the first idea that crosses his mind is the questions, “What benefit does a man derive from being a member of a fra- ternity ?” We will endeavor to answer this question, in part, as related to college fraternities. The majority of college fraternities are solely for social purposes. They intend to give men opportunities to associate with others having the same ideas. Of course there will be the proverbial “black sheep” or two, but this person has been admitted for the benefit intercourse with the members will give him. Often this is the only way certain ones can be reached. Upon entering a fraternity one is bound by oath to accept and treat all members as brothers; this appears from the derivation of the word fraternity, meaning “brotherhood.” Besides the advantages of intercourse with men similarly inclined at your own college, if your fraternity is or e branch of an extensive organization, when on a trip — football, baseball or other — you arrive at an institution, where there is a chapter of your “frat,” you are sure of a warm welcome and of friends who will do their best for you. And this also holds after leaving college. In the course of your travels, you will meet “brothers” in various places, always ready and willing to make you at home. After graduation, you will take great pleasure in returning to your Alma Mater as long as there remain fam iliar faces. This is generally lour years; but after these four years have passed, all is different; you will still enjoy the visit , but a bit of pain will be intermingled, due to the multitude of new faces, making you feel almost a stranger. But if you are a member of a fraternity, you will experience none of the pain; for the giving of the sign will reveal to you numbers of new friends and “brothers,” all looking for a chance to make your return to Alma Mater a genuine pleasure. Although our institution has no real “frat,” we think it is only a question of time before such will be in exis- tence. The fraternity is a sure sign of the growth of a college. We have shown other such signs; now let us exhibit this. We could not maintain an expensive chapter here, but then, expense is no measure of the worth of the fra- ternity. We hope the next Grist will record the birth of a new fraternity or the organization of a new chapter of one already in existence. We would recommend the latter for reasons given above. 74 LEADING BOOKS OE THE YEAR The following books have appeared during the past year, and as the public has shown more or less interest in them, we have had our critic read them and we give his opinions: The “ Art of Beautifying the Face,” by L. L. Harding. A very clever and instructive little volume dealing- particularly with the effect of hirsute growth. “The Way It’s Done at Browne and Sharpe’s,” by J. B. Armitage. A fine book setting forth the modern ideas in machine-making as practised by Brown and Sharpe, the recognized heads of their line. “Uses of the Pliers and Screw-Driver,” by Stephen Quinn and B. H. Arnold. The authors, well known to be the foremost manipulators of their instruments, have shown very clearly the utility of the pliers and screw-driver. “Uses, Abuses and Production of Gas,” by J. D. Drew and C. H. Field. A most comprehensive work, which we are sure will be found very instructive by its readers. “How the Minority May Rule,” by the members of Tammany Hall. This is a clever work of fiction. T he authors have shown a most vivid imagination in the whole book. It may please a few. “How to Live without Sleep,” by W. N. Berry. A small treatise giving the results of a number of interesting experiments of the author. “Tips on Manila Rope,” by M. H. Tyler. A series of tables of the tensional strength of Manila rope com piled from tests by Mr. Tyler. “Insulation Strength of Paper,” by M. H. Tyler and T. C. Rodman. This book will be found very useful to electrical engineers. It is an account of the personal observations of the authors. “Water and How Thrown,” by ? Note. — Mr. Tyler was asked to criticise this work, but his opinion has not yet reached us, therefore we are unable to print same. Editor. 75 THE ELEVEN I H ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT OF THE RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND MECHANIC ARTS. NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FOUR. SUNDAY, JUNE TWELFTH Baccalaureate Address. “Balance,” President Kenyon L. Butterfield. TUESDAY, JUNE FOURTEENTH COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES. PRAYER. MUSIC. Oration. The Economics of Good Roads, William E. McClintock, Mem. Am. Soc. Civ. Eng., Inst, in Lawrence Sci. Sch., and Chairman of Mass. Highway Comission. MUSIC. REPORT OF PROGRESS FOR THE YEAR. President Butterfield. GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS. CONFERRING OF DEGREES. Presentation of Diplomas by his Excellency, Lucius F. C. Garvin, Governor. BENEDICTION. MUSIC. 76 3Ju iHrnturiam Stbrrtn (6arrta Almna Intrurtor in J jjanialj, anil Sluiipnt, (fllaas of 19U4 Sipfc, (Oriubpr 4. 1904 When you need Hardware Seed Fishing Tackle ► Coal — - Farm Implements Cutlet y | j Building Material Tools of all kinds Paints and Brushes 00 TO J. C. TUCKER WAKEFIELD -and = - — NARRAGANSETT PIER PURE DRUGS CAREFUL MANIPULATION J. 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Courses leading to Degree of Bachelor of Science: 1 AGRICULTURE 4 GENERAL SCIENCE 2 CHEMISTRY 5 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 3 BIOLOGY 6 ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 7 HIGHWAY ENGINEERING SHORT COURSES LEADING TO CERTIFICATE— Agriculture High School, two years. Farm Practice, six weeks. Industrial High School, two years. Poul- try Keeping, six weeks. Farm Mechanics, twelve weeks. Expenses Very Low. Instruction of High Grade The College is Growing Rapidly and Early Application for Rooms is Necessary Classes Small and Work Thorough FOR CATALOGUE AND CIRCULARS RELATIVE TO COURSES, ADDRESS KENYON L. BUTTERFIELD, President, Kingston, Rhode Island iii Hausauer -Jones Buffalo n.y. SHELDON, THE HOUSE FURNISHER. B. W. PALMER FURNITURE, CARPETINGS, MATTING AND RUGS. CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE. CALL AND EXAMINE. 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