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HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE. 1882. Nov. 29. Thanksgiving recess begins. Dec. 2. Thanksgiving recess closes. " 12. Surprise party on Prof. Clark by the Sophomores. ' ' 19. Term closes for three weeks vacation. Jan. 11. " 25. Feb. 12. it 15. " 20. " 22. " 23. . ' 24. " 25. " 26. It 27. Mar. 13. M 20. Apri 6. a 6. fc 13. " 25. 1883. Winter term begins. Durfee Plant House nearly destroyed by fire. Loss on house, $3,500 ; loss on plants, $4,000. Pres. Chadbourne taken sick. ' 85 bolts on Prof. Miles. First drill in the new drill hall. Holiday. Washington ' s Birthday. Pres. Chadbourne died in New York City, after a severe illness of eleven days. President ' s remains brought to Amherst. President ' s funeral at the Village Church, Pres. Seelye of Amherst College officiating. Exercises suspended for the day. Concluding ceremonies and burial of the President at Williamstown. Prof. G-oodell, at the request of the Trustees, assumes the duties of the presidency. About twenty- five students attend the " fancy dress " skating party at Northampton. Term closes for three weeks vacation. Spring term begins. Bill allowing the college free scholarships and $10,000 appropria- tion for four years, passes the House. Doucet, ' 86, leaves college. The land east of the boarding house being thoroughly drained, preparatory to being used for experimental purposes by the station. 85
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White.— MARY had a little lamb, Its fleece was WHITE as snow, And everywhere that MARY went, This spot of mud would show. Wheeler.— Another MARY had a lamb Who would often WHEELER round, Bleating ever in her ear % A melancholy sound. Holland— Another MARY yet, In Amherst ' s wide domain ; She went to HOLLAND once, And there she will remain. Daniels. — The worst pig in the pen makes the most noise. Smith, W. S.— Chemist ; generates H2S. Osterhout. — Lo ! What conceit doth dwell in that form. Robinson. — If you desire to be held wise, be so wise as to hold your tongue. Rideout. — A tailor made thee. Felt. — What a treat it would be to catch one glimpse of correct reasoning in the remarks of this " would be " scientific man. Kinney. — I am a man who, if all were known, would be considered a saint (in disguise). Paine.— ' 87 ' s Dudette. Carpenter, ' S6. — He is a man. setting aside his feet, of comely virtues. Merchant.— Dealer in unadulterated gall. 84
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May 9. • ' 17. " 26. " 30. June 12. " 15. " 18. W. July 5. August. Sept. 13. " 14. " 17. " 21- Mr. Eddy, of Ware, delivers a lecture before the N. H. S., illus- trating by the microscope with many fine specimens. Senior appointments out. Preston, valedictorian ; Wheeler, Bos- ton University representative. Field Day for the college. Natural History Society, with invited guests, make an excursion to Loudville lead mines. Holiday. A corps of cadets act as escort for the G. A. R. Post 147 during their parade, and afterwards attend the oration by Col. Hopkins, at College Hall. Base ball : South Hadley vs. Aggies ; score 13 to 9. Drill Hall being decorated for Commencement. Grand cremation by class of ' 85. Farnsworth Prize Speaking in the Drill Hall. Music by Easthamp- ton Orchestral Club. 9 A. M., entrance examination at the Botanic Museum. 10.30, se- nior examination in Agriculture for the Grinnell Prizes. P. M. Commencement Drills. Attendance quite large, considering unfavorable condition of the weather. 7 P. M., address before the Alumni Association, by Dr. Loring. Prof. Greenough elected to the presidency of the M. A. C. He en- ters upon his duties immediately. First bulletin published by the Experiment Station. Ground broken for the president ' s house. College year commences. Entering class numbers about fifty, eight of whom become Sophomores. Cane rush between ' 86 and ' 87. ' 87 wins . Considerable commotion at the Freshman class meeting in the cha]3el, caused by the presence of large quantities of sulphu r fumes, emerging from the furnace. Rope pull between ' 86 and ' 87 ; •won by ' 87. 22. Holidays. Hampshire Agricultural Society Fair. Goldthwait and A. L. Almeida receive first and second prizes at the bicycle races. " 28. Another cane rush between ' 86 and ' 87 ; result a draw. Oct. 1. Sophs bolt on Lieut. B rids man. Floyd, ' 82, died at his home in Dorchester. " Foot ball. ' 87 vs. High School ; won by ' 87. u 12. Meeting of the Trustees at the college. 24. Sentinel duty in the Drill Hall instituted as a punishment for short comings in military. Nov. 7. Game of foot ball between Aggies and Willistons. Score, Willis- tons two goals and a touch-down ; Aggies, none. 12. Caps CAME. Foot ball. ' 86 vs. ' 87 ; won by ' 86. 1 86
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