University of Massachusetts Amherst - Index Yearbook (Amherst, MA)

 - Class of 1891

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THE INDEX. 53 Thayer, and there we saw over eighty thousand dollars ' worth of about the ugliest looking dogs that it will fall to the human lot to see in so short a time. After listening to a small pandemonium for fifteen or twenty minutes, we came to the conclusion that " too much dog is worse than no dog at all. " Re-embarking, we drove to Mr. Thayer ' s stable, and thence to the farms of Mr. Hawkins and Mr. Damon. The latter gentleman is an alumnus of M. A. C, and showed his patriotism by bringing out about half a bushel of pears and grapes for our regalement. Coming down the hill by the " Lancaster Gingham Mills, " in Clinton, the bolt, which held the tongue to the barge, broke, and we were obliged to stop and dismount to see what could be done. Somebody ex- claimed, " If we only had one of those bolts that we used to get on ' Tabby, ' we should be all right. " Further observation disclosed the fact that we were on Chestnut Street. Well ! in a few minutes a bolt was obtained, the pole fixed, and on we went, and after a short drive farther we came to the South Clinton station, where we alighted and dismissed the barge and our genial driver and footman with a ringing yell. When we had boarded the train once more for Boston, we began to make ourselves decidedly at home, and when the conductor came to collect our fares we plied him with questions until he was fain to consign all student kind in general, and ' ' Aggie " students in particular, to misery unspeakable. Finally our journey drew towards its end, and somebody expressed a fear lest the train might not stop at Boston, but at last the Pilgrim City was reached, and we separated to go in different directions to spend the night. Thursday afternoon the majority of our class visited various places of inter- est in the suburbs, notably the new green-houses of Hittenger Brothers in Bel- mont, and the farm of W. W. Rawson in Arlington. Friday at 10.30 we were required to meet Prof. Fernald at the Aggassiz Museum at Cambridge, and when again at liberty we visited the Hemenway G-ymnasium and other build- ings of Harvard University, and returned to Boston at about noon. If space were unlimited, we would go on to relate how " Jim " Gregory and " Billy " Goldthwait, after vainly trying to walk through a mirror, past their own reflections, at last gave it up, but politely lifted their hats to the image of a young lady whom they thought they recognized. Moreover it would be very irreverent to our e. c. ' 90 to give it away that " Jack " ran against a lamp post and exclaimed, " excuse me, madam. " But everything must have an end, and on Saturday nearly all the fellows came back to Amherst, leaving only a small minority to come back Sunday, and we think that all will agree that the trip to the " Hub " was a very pleas- ant change from the routine of the class room.

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A TRIP TO THE HUB. tT was already understood that the college was to attend the " Bay State Fair " f I ' om Thursday the tenth to Saturday the twelfth of Octobei ' , when on the previous Friday, Prex announced in chapel that on Wednesday the class of ' 91 would be excused from all college exercises, in order to visit with Prof. Maynard the vineyards of Dr. Fisher and Mr. Andrews at Fitchburg, and other places of interest in that vicinity, and that we could then proceed to Boston, there to await the arrival of the others. Accordingly, at about six o ' clock Wednesday moi-niug the class assembled at the Central Mass. depot, each man with traveling satchel, cane, and a look of serene dignity. There we watched the sun-rise, a sight which to some of us was a novelty. In due time the train arrived, and ' 91, canes, dignity, plug hats and all, were en route for Fitchburg. After our fares had been collected, and Lagehad satisfied himself that he was actually awake, and " clothed and in his right mind, " we began to " Hooper- up, " much to the disgust of the conductor, and much to the surprise of some of our staid fellow travelers. Reaching Oakdale, the ticket agent ' s remark that he " hadn ' t tickets enough for the whole crowd, " was greeted with a shout of derision. Arriving at Fitchburg, we took a barge and drove to the vineyards of Mr. Andrews and Dr. Fisher, and you may be sure that, although most of the fruit had been gathered, we thoroughly appreciated the quality of what was left, if not the respective merits of different methods of pruning. Through- out the trip we made the welkin ring with the yells of " Aggie " and " 91 on the slightest provocation. In the car which took us from Fitchburg to Clinton, sat a most interesting fellow passenger. Our descriptions of her varied, but all seemed to agree that she was ])retty, and that she carried a violin case. Being a musician, the young lady seemed to appreciate our attempts to render college songs, and when we g )b oft " the train at Clinton it was to the tune of " Farewell Forever. " Takin;.? a harge we drove to Lancaster, and visited the estate of Mr. J. E. (53)



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EXASPERATION. And now that autumn ' s come again With its winds that wildly sweep, And its fallen leaves so bi ' own and sere That beside the roadways heap. The Junior doth his great coat don, And taking up his cane, Up the Botanic path he toils, With sighs and groans of pain. But when in Sammy ' s room he sits. He stares with vacant eye. Or else some playful deviltry Is planning on the sly. Perhaps some novel slyly hid Helps pass the time away, Or he may chance to study up On lessons for next day. A sudden start; his name is called; His dreams all rudely break. And all at once he ' s wondering How big a flunk he ' ll make. Er — well — er — yes the soil is light, And sometimes heavy too. And — well — I think the fact is, that Most any soil will do. (54)

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