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We take tlie liberty to suggest that this is not a military acad- emy, but an Agricultural College ; and in reference to the drill we can say that " too much of a good thing is too plenty. " The College has reason to congratulate itself in securing the services of Mr. Wentzell as market gardener. The crops under his care during the past year proved a success, notwithstanding the dry weather. Our farm, under the management of Mr. D. H. Tillson, is constantly improving. Leveling and draining have not only added to the fertility of the land, but have made it much more 13leasing to the eye. If this is not already a model farm, we have every reason to believe that the time is not far distant when it will stand second to none in New England. A much-needed change has been made in the terms. This term began August 31, a week later than usual ; next year it will begin a week later still. There will be a three days ' recess at Thanksgiving, and the term closes Tuesday before Christmas ; then a three weeks ' vacation. The remainder of the year is divided into two terms, with a short vacation in March, and commencement at the usual time. To have the farm looking its best, commencement should be a week later, which would bring it to June 27. We are sorry to see that the Senior Class takes so little inter- interest in athletics, as we consider it a necessary comp onent of college life ; but perhaps it is all that could be expected from such a lifeless class. We were disappointed in the number of Freshmen, but the interest they have already taken in college duties makes up to some extent their deficiency in numbers. We are pleased to hear of the appointment of Prof. Groessmann for Director of the experimental station, as it is known that no person is more capable of directing such a work than the Pro- fessor, We can say once more, but with more assurance, that the prospects of the College were never better than at the present time. With the new building, and with the promise of more buildings when needed, we feel Avarranted in saying that the success of the College is inevitable. And now that our work is done, we present it to you for your approval or condemnation. With many thanks to those who have aided us in any way, we gladly shake from our feet the dust of the sanctum, and welcome our successors from ' 85.
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m mmmmmmmm MEMBERS EX-OFFICIIS. His Excellency BENJAMIN F. BUTLEli, Governor of the CommonwenUh. P. A. CHADBOURNE, President of the College. JOHN E. RUSSELL, Esq., Secretary Board of Agriculture. Hon. JOHN W. DICKINSON, Secretary Board of Education. MEMBERS BY ELECTION. Hon. MARSHALL P. WILDER, Hon. f HAS. O. DAVIS, . . HENRY COLT, Esq., . . . PHINEAS STEDMAN, Esq., . JAMES S. GRIN NELL, Esq,, . GEORGE NO YES, Esq., . . Hon. DANIEL NEEDHAM, HENRY L. WHITING, Esq., . Hon. WILLIAM KNOW ETON, Hon. JOHN CUMMINGS, . . EDWARD C. CHOATE, Esq., 0. B. HADWEN, Esq., . . BEN J. P. WARE, Esq., . . JAMES H. DEMOND, Esq., . Boston. Plymouth. PiTTSFIELD. Chicopee. Greenfield. Boston. Groton. Cambridge. ITpton. WOBURN. southborough. Worcester. Marblehead. Northampton.
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