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Annales. 1887. DEC. 1. Labor on the ' 90 Index begins. 8. Prof. Warner wears a straw hat. Dee. 15. The ' 88 Index appears; aclde parum pano, magnus acervo erit. 16. Pall Term closes. 1888. Jan. 4. Winter Term begins. 21. Polo, Aggie lis. Amherst; 8 to 7. 26. ' 91 bolts on Prof. " Sammy. " Feb. 10. Major returns from Washington. 11. Prex. inspects — death to cobwebs. 11. Polo, Aggie vs. Reads; 2 to 3. IS. Polo, Aggie vs. Reads; 5 to 4. 25. Polo, Aggie vs. Reads; 6 to 3. Mar. 9. Major goes to Washington. 11. Prof. Walker forgets his necktie. 18. Rev. A. B. Bassett, former Professor of Mathematics, preaches in the chapel. 19. The Freshmen have their ropes stolen. 20. ' 89 bolts on Prof. Wellington. April 11. ' 90 bolts on Prof. Warner. 13. ' 90 bolts on Prex. 13. Base-ball, ' 88 vs. ' 90 ; 9 to 6. 17. ' 89 bolts on Prex. 18. ' 90 bolts on Prof. Warner. 21. Base-ball, Aggie vs. Northampton ; 6 to 4. 24. Base-ball, ' 88 vs. ' 91 ; 21 to 18. 28. Arbor Day. ' 90 and ' 91 set out class trees. 20. Prof. Wellington bolts on ' 89. (82)
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THE INDEX As they gather in a crowd. Richy says, " Class meeting quickly. " There they talk, ' tis little good, For they cannot be decided On the thing they ' d better do. Out they come and then they scatter, O ' er the country far and near, Looking in the strangest places For the means to shoot this evening. Down the drains, and in the cornfield, In the swamp, and ' round the barn, Wander the heart-sickened Freshmen, As they try to find their gun. Farmer Wright, who knows their greenness, Gives them each a fork in hand, And down cellar quickly speed they Where they labor, but in vain. Thus the day is spent in looking For the guns they never found, And by evening they are tired, Both in body and in mind. Still they think that noise they must have, And they to the mortal ' s go; But again they are disheartened, For the noise their powder made Did not reach the ears of students Who near by in slumber lay. Thus the Freshmen ' s night was ended, And ' tis said by all around ' Twas the poorest ever held here, Thanks to ' 90 ' s skill so sound.
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THE INDEX. 83 May 2. Prof. Wellington bolts on ' 89. 2. ' 89 waits for Prof. ' ' Sam " on account of rain. 3. ' 90 cuts Prof. " Sammy " to see base-ball game. 5. Base-ball, Aggie vs. Williston ; 23 to 22. 8. ' 90 put on probation for cutting May 3rd. 31. Base-ball, Aggie vs. Williston ; 12 to 14. June 1. Base-ball, ' 89 vs. ' 90 ; 7 to 35. 5. Base-ball, Aggie vs. Holyoke ; 7 to 9. 13. ' 91 puts the cannon in the Armory. 14. ' 90 buries both cannon in the sheep-pen. 15. Freshmen hunt cannon. Commencement Exercises. 17. Baccalaureate Sermon by Dr. Walker ; address before the Y. M. C. A. by Rev. Calvin Stebbins, of Worcester, at 8 p. M. 18. Grinnell Prize Examination of the Senior Class in Agriculture. Standing Gun Drill, Mortar Practice and Bayonet Exercise at 4:30 p. M. Kendall Prize Speaking at 8 p. m. 19. Alumni Meeting at 8:30 a. m. Graduating Exercises at 10 a. m. 20. Examination of candidates for admission at the Botanic Museum. Sept. 4. Examination of candidates for admission at the Botanic Museum. 5. Fall Term begins. 13. Foot-ball, ' 89 vs. ' 90 ; 20 to 5. 14. ' 90 released from probation. 16. New order of service in chapel. 17. Invitation to Bay State Fair. 21. ' 91 bolts on Prof. " Sammy. " 30. Rev. Mr. Dickerman preaches in the chapel. Oct. 2. Go to fair at Belchertown. 6. Foot-ball, Trinity vs. Aggie ; 28 to 0. 9. College attends the Bay State Fair. 13. Foot-ball, Aggie vs. Williston ; 27 to 0. 25. Foot-ball, ' 91 vs. ' 92 ; 20 to 4. ' 89 bolts on Prof. Wellington. 28. F. K. Sanders, general secretary of the Intercollegiate Y. M. C. A., delivers an address in the chapel. 30. Prex. gives some practical advice on the use of the gymnasium. Nov. 17. Foot-ball, Aggie vs. Williston ; 18 to 9.
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