Virginia Military Institute - Bomb Yearbook (Lexington, VA)

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t ' 1 - c . J " . L.- ' ' -ct, ' %»....y ' 7 - - . a i n -iJ JuJji O UiA. Wt Hobinglp ©ebitate tfjts l olumt to ttjE iWtmorp of tJje iSoblest ouleb ISiggtst l cartelr anb mo£(t iBtlotJCb jFricnb of all l tarerS of V. m. 3. Cijomas JHititileton g cmmrs THOMAS MIDDLETON SEMMES THE BOMB THOMAS MIDDLETON SEMMES Thomas Middleton Semmes COI.. THOS. ' SI. ,SE: niES. Professor of Modern Languages in the ' ir- ginia Military Institute for thirty-seven years, died at liis home on the parade grounds between four and five o ' clock on the afternoon of November the twenty-sixth, 1904. His health had been gradually failing since a severe attack of sickness in the late winter of last year, which, bringing about organic compli- cations, paved the way for the undermining of his vigorous constitution to such an extent that the tender care of his devoted family and the zealous attentions of his skillful physicians were alike in vain to arrest the course of the fatal disease, which finally terminated his life at the age of sixty-four years. Thomas Middleton Semmes, born at Port Royal, Caroline County, ' a., on the fourth day of September, 1840, and educated in the private schools of the city of Richmond and at Richmond College, entered the Virginia Military Institute as a member of the third class in the summer of 1857, and was graduated on July the fourth, 1860, his class being the largest ever turned out from this Institution up to that time. Appointed as Assistant Professor of the French Language after graduation. Lieutenant Semmes served in that capacity vmtil the breaking out of the war between the States of the Federal Union in April, 1861. He accompanied the Corps of Cadets to Richmond in the spring of that year, and later on was appointed Adjutant of an Arkansas Regiment com- manded b} Colonel Rust, and served in the campaign in West ' irginia. Lieutenant Semmes was ordered back to the Institute on the reorgani- zation of the school in 1862. and served as Instructor of French until July, 1867, when he was ap pointed Professor of Modern Languages, which chair he filled continuously up to the time of his death. In 1863 he married Louise, only daughter of the late Judge John W. Brockenbrough of Lexington, " a.. who survives him with two sons and three daughters. 7 THE BOMB THOMAS MIDDLETON SEMMES Colonel Semmes was endowed by nature with an acute and accurate mind and, although he had never had the advantages of study abroad, he acquired an easy command of the difficulties of pronunciation and of the niceties and distinctions of the foreign idiom of the languages he taught at this Institution. He combined with his knowledge brightness and spright- liness in the instruction of the class room and often relieved the tedium of routine work by the sparkles of his wit. His unfailing courtesy, his highbred kindly nature, that softness of word which turneth away wrath, endeared him ali ke to colleagues and cadets, and to all who knew him. Colonel Semmes shone with loving light in the home circle. He possessed in ample measure those domestic virtues which go so far in making up the joy and happiness of the daily family life. He was thoroughly unselfish and completely devoted in all the relations of husband and father. He regarded not himself for a moment in his consideration for his loved ones. Their beautiful devotion and loving affection were his constant portion in life and supported and sweetened his last moments in the hour of death. To Our Critics If it is yours to criticise, go through this boot; with this fact firmly planted in your mind: " Our aim is to give the ' Old Cadets ' a pleasant half hour and bring back to them the scenes and deeds that make the Institute the dearest spot on earth. " In addition, we hope that sometime in the distant future, this bodk will be a record of happenings and faces from which some one, cast down and despondent, may derive inspiration and renewed vigor. Editorial Staff C. H. Loop, Editor-in-Chief R. A. Owen, Assistant Editor-in-Chief F. B. Steele, Business Manager L. C. LaMont, Assistant Business Manager K. S. Perkins, Advertising Editor R. Y. Conrad, Illustrating Editor H. W. T. Eglin, 1 . ,, . ,. ry T ) Athletic Editors R. James, J J. M. Marshall, Jr., 1 H. T. Carlton, - Assistant Advertising Editors J. A. Herman, J AV. T. Willis, Secretanj 10 -1 11 ' -1 THE BOMB YELLS Yells Colors Red, White and Yellow. Old Yell Rah! Rah! Rah! Vir-gin-ia! Military Institute! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah!Hoo! Ri! Rah! Hoo! Ri! Ri!Ri! V. M. L! Oskiwow, wow! Skinny, wow, wow! V. M. L! V. M. L! Wow! (Slowly.) Hulabaloo, Rah! Rah! Hulabaloo, Rah! Rah! Who Rah? Who Rah? V. M. I.! WahlAVah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! (Smith! Smith! Smith!) 13 THE BOMB FOOTBALL SONGS Football Songs (Tune: Down Where the Wurzlnirger Flows ) Take it down Ijy down, now Cadets, till you win that goal We are with you, men, with all our heart and soul. We love each who works for the dear Institute, As he risks life and limb in his tri-colored suit; So strive not for fame, but to uphold the name And elor - of old X. U. I. HIKE IT, V. M. I. (.Tune : Chorus of Laid Away a Suit of Gray, etc.) Old V. M. I. is out to die or win where ' er she goes, She ' ll forge her way at every play toward the goal-post of her foes; She ' ll show her grit and never quit till in the dust sh_ lies; She -will show them all how to play football — Now, " Hike It, V.M.I. ! " RED, WHITE, AND YELLOW (Tune: Long Metre Doxolopy.) Red, White and Yellow float on high The Institute must never die. So now, " Keydets " with one voice cry: God bless our team and ' . M. I. THE BOMB BOARD OF VISITORS Board of Visitors His Excellency A. J. Moxtagce, GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA, Inspector, Ex-Officio. A. F. Ravenel, Esq Roanoke, Va. Hon. J. N ' . Tabb Roanes, Va. W. T. Shields, Esq . ' Lexington, Va. Hon. Alexander Hamilton, President Petersburg, Va. Col. Francis L. Smith Alexandria, Va. Capt. James L. White Abingdon, Va. Dr. J. X. Upshitr Richmond, Va. Hon. Phil F. Brown Blue Ridge Springs, Va. Thomas W. Skelton, Esq Norfollc, A ' a. Members of the Board, Ex-Officio Gen. W. X. lle, Adjutatil General. . . Richmond, Va. Hon. J W. Southall, Superintendent Pidilir hrs ' riiction Richmond, Va. THE BOMB ACADEMIC STAFF Academic Staff General SCOTT SHIPP, LL.D. Superintendent Colonel JOHN M. BROOKE Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy CoIonel THOMAS M. SEMMES Professor of Modern Languages Colonel E. W. NICHOLS Professor of Mathemaltcs and Mechanics Colonel R. A. MARR ProUssor of Eng,neer,„g and Drauing Colonel HUNTER PENDLETON, M.A., Ph.D. Professor of General and, ed Chemistry Colonel N. B. TUCKER, C.E., B.S. (eswr of Geology and Mineralogy, and Associate Professor of Chemistry Colonel FRANCIS MALLORY, C.E. Professor of Physics and Astronomy Colonel H. C. FORD, B.S., Ph.D. Professor of Latin and English THE BOMB ACADEMIC STAFF Colonel L. H. STROTHER, Major 28th U. S. Infantry Professor of M,l,t.„ Sr.enre. and Commandant of Cadets Major C. W. WATTS, C.E. Adjunct Professor of Mathematics Major J. MERCER PATTON, A.M. Instructor of Modern Languages Major H. P. HOWARD, M.D. Instructor of Spanish Captain H, E. HYATT, B.S. Assistant Professor of Chemislrt Captain H. STOCKDELL Assistant Professor of Latin and English Captain J. B. SINCLAIR Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Tactics Captain R. B. POAGUE, B.S. Assistant Professor of Physics Captain T. W. ROBY, Jr. Assistant Professor of Engineering, Drazviug, German and Tactics Captain W. W. La PRADE, B.S. Assistant Professor of English and Tactics Captain D. C. PEARSON Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Tactics M. C. BENEDICT, M.E. Instructor of Steam Engineering and Mechanical Drazving J. S. ADKISSON, B.A. Gymnasiutn Instructor 20 THE BOMB BATTALION STAFF Battalion Staff W. Booker Lieutenant and Adjutant J. O. Wharton Lieutenant and Quartermaster W. R. Nichols Sergeant-Major Co. " A. " Co. " B. " Co. " C. " Co. " D. " Captains K. J.wiEs K. S. Perkins C. H. Loop H. J. M. RTi f First Lieutenants R. Y. CoNR. D M. L. Cr. ighill tH. W. T. Egllv F. B. Steele Second Lieutenants J. M. M. RSH. LL R. . . MoRisoN H. T. Carlton H. W. Bowles First Sergeants J. C. Sne. d B. Lyerly a. G. Campbell L. H. Phister Sergeants Sutherland Doyle Goodloe Dodson Ellett Bell Perry Nottingham Blow Atwill Schneider T. y ' lor Davant Leftwich Rountree Cafpee Corporals Riley O ' Reilley Cockrell Polk Stude Adams, H. Sebrell Beokner Lyerly, C. Johnson, R. Jones, A. Dexter Tate Rowe Gr.a.ves McKusick Marsall, a. Morris Manry ' Gill Montgomery- Townes Kain Pace Second Lieutenant, U. S. . . t Promoted to Captain. 22 THE BOMB CLASS OF 1%5 Class of 1905 Colors Old Gold and Purple C. H. Loop President H. W. T. Eglin Vice-President J. M. Marshall, Jr Historian H. W. T. Eglin Valedictorian Booker, Woodfin iLimpton, Va. Bowles, H. Ward Detr oit, Mich. Camp, John M Franklin, Va. Carlton, Harry T Centralia, Va. Conrad, Robert Y Winchester, Va. Craighill, M. Langhorne Lynchburg, Va. Eglin, Henry W. T Lewinsville, Va. Herman, J. Allan Dam-ille, Va. Hobson, George R Ashland, Va. James, Russell Dan ille, Va. La Mont, Louis C Quanah, Tex. Loop, Chester H Chattanooga, Tenn. Marshall, Joseph M., Jr Xorfolk, Va. Martin, Rorer J Martinsville, Va. MoRisoN, RuFus A Gate C Xy, Va. Owen, K,. Alex L3-nchburg, Va. Perkins, Kenneth S Norfolk, Va. Steele, Frank B Keystone, W. Va. Wharton, John O Dallas. Tex. Willis, W. Taylor Gordonsville, ' a. THE BOMB GRADUATES Booker. Woodfix Hampton, Va. " Swear not by the moon. " — Shakespeare. " Book, " " Bookety Book. " A geometrical, unsymmetrical apparition from Tidewater. Has tlie honor of Ijeing tlie most sulphurous swearer in the class; can lay " cuss words " so thick and fast upon some poor unfortunate that said unfortunate looks like a shingle roof. " Book " has a great way of requesting peo- ple to take " Three flying jumps " before going to cer- tain places. Nothing can lie done to " Teach Woodtin how to plow corn. " Matriculated 1902. Private " C " Co., rat year; Fifth Ser- geant, " A " Co.; Second Lieu- tenant, " C " Co.; Adjutant, Februarj -June, 1905; Cap- tain Scrub Football Team, 1904-0.5; Marshal, Final Ball, ' 04; Marshal, Final German, ' 05. THE BOMB GRADUATES BowLKs, H. Ward Detroit, Mich. " Had I a heart that falsehood framed I ne ' er could injure you. " — Sheridan. " Nuts, " " Balls, " " Heine, " " Bungaboo. " For years liv- ing in the wilds of Michigan, and associating with other savages, he came to V. M. I. a sample of the " Noblest work of God " at about the Rough Stone Age. Has been steadily improving, though, and now only eats one " rat " a meal. Of great consistency once having said he ' d " Rather be six privates than one Q. M., " he threw up his job as Q. M. and, finding he could not be differentiated into six pri- ' ates, demonstrated conclu- sively, " That he could raise the Hell of six privates. " Noted for swearing propensi- ties about reveille every morn- ing. Matriculated 1902. Private, " B " Co., rat year; Quarter- master-Sergeant; Quarter- master (resigned) ; Second Lieutenant, " D " Co.; Official scorer for liaseball. 27 THE BOMB GRADUATES Camp, John M Franklin, Va. " The man irhn has plenty of i ewd peiinuis anel gireih his neighbor none. " " Bro. John, " " Khizapod. " A youthful deacon of the old school, that has true business- like principles. He thinks the world should be run like Franklin, and can carve a turkey like a French chef. Xo one can mistake him on account of his " Microscopic " features. Once told Colonel Tucker that Rhizapods had " Jointed appendages. " Every- one believed him but Colonel T. Matriculated 1901. P.-ivate, " C " Co., rat year; Private, ' A " Co.; Private, " D " Co. THE BOMB GRADUATES Carlton, Harry T Ontralia, Va. ' A Mother ' s pride, o Father ' s joy. " — Scott. " Tooth, " " Tooth-pick, " " Teeth " and " Pick. " " Tlie leader of Centralia society. " He got these above names because he is never seen witli- out a quill in his mouth, and everyone knows he is a born leader. Constitutes one of the trio in 62. Delights in the good old tales of " Gay Paris, " and his knowledge of Elec- tricity classes him as one of " .Monk ' s Magnets. " Matriculated 1901. Private, " D " Co., rat year; Corporal, " D " Co.; Fourth Sergeant, " D " Co.; Member of Color Guard; Second Lieutenant, " C " Co.; Second Assistant .Advertising Editor of Bomb; .Assistant Librarian for two days. 29 THE BOMB GRADUATES CoxRAD, Robert Y Winchester, a. " I (III! nioudrch o ' er all I suri ey. Ml right there is none to dispute. -C ' owper. " Bull, " " K. Y., " " Black Bob. " Came to V. M. I. to shout, and teach the art of how not to get busted on 50 demerits per month. Dis- likes books as much as he likes athletics and likes nothing better than raising another " Rough-house " with " Heine " for the house. Is known as the ' ' Bold bad man, " due to his abilit} ' to liluff all pro- fessors on all subjects; can argue some, and once wrote a book on women. Has a mania for making goo-goo eyes at the camera. ilatriculated 1902. Private, " D " Co., rat year; First Color Sergeant; First Lieutenant, " A " Co.; Right Field, Base- liall, 1903-04; Captain and First Base, Baseball, 1904-05; Track Team, 1904-05; Right Tackle, Football, 1903-04; Substitute, Football Team, 1904-05; Illustrating Editor of Bomb; Marshal, Final Ball; Assistant Leader, Final Ger- man. THE BOMB GRADUATES Craighill, : I. Laxghorxe Lynchburg, Ya. " Procrofttintition is the thief of time. " — Xowng. •■ Lang. " ' ' Langstaff. " Ex- ample of high life, from living on top of the highest of the hills of I ynchliurg to discus- sing painting of chimneys as high art. Proposed to Wash- ington Monument, because he said his aspirations were always high. Very bold, and just don ' t give a hang; says ' ■ Bv golly " whenever he chooses, and wonders why people don ' t blush. Inventor of famous labor-sa nng scheme, " Always put things off until it ' s too late to do them. " Matriculated 1902. Private, " C " Co., rat year; Second, Color Sergeant; First Lieu- tenant, " B " Co.; President, Final Ball; Assistant Manager, Football, 1903-04; Manager, Football. 1904-05 ; Gym Team, 190.3-04; Captain Gym Team, 1904-0.5. THE BOMB GRADUATES Eglix. Henry W. T Le winsvule, Wiser in his oirn conceit than seven men can render reason. " — Pope. " Alphal)et Eglm, " " H. W. T., " " Marse Tom, " " Hand- some, " author of " Beauty of Man, " also joint author with " Bull " Conrad of a very instr uctive as well as destruc- tive article on " How permits sliould be written. " Receives letters from everywhere all in feminine handwriting, but is really in love with none but himself. Gets in a rage when his name is pronounced like the watch manufacturer. From where he came the natives ran themselves to death last summer trying to see the back wheels of a cart catch up to the front wheels. Once saw a lieer mug and asked what it was, said they use fire engine and hose where he comes from. Plays " iSera- |ihim " in the play of the " Un- heavenly Twins " to Joe Mar- shall ' s " Cherubim. " In short, " Marse Tom " is by far the l)est looking man in the class. Matriculated 1901. Private, " B " Co., rat year; Fourth Corporal, " D " Co.; Second Sergeant, " B " Co.; First Lieu- tenant, " C " Co.; Vice-presi- dent, Class 190.5;Valedictorian, 1905; Athletic Committee on Bomb Staff; Marshal, Final German; President of Class 1905 and Captain of " C " Company after April 10. THE BOMB GRADUATES Herman, J. Allan Danville, Va. " A lovely being, searcely formed or moulded. ' ' — Byron. " Izzy, " " Buzz, " ' ' Herman W. " 1905 leased him for four years from Mr. Miller, who guaranteed liim to l e almost sane: He is as represented and in his wildest spells, says noth- ing worse than " Oscarwow- wow. " Amliition is his motto, and he well lives up to, — " If at you don ' t suc- ceed, try, try again. " Matriculated 1902. Private, " A " Co., rat year; Third Ser- geant, " C " Co.; Member Color Guard; Assistant Advertising Editor of Romh; Marshal, Final German. 33 THE BOMB GRADUATES HoDSON, George R William sburg, Va. " Ye auburti locks, yc golden ciirh, " — Holmes. " Reddy, " " Sal. " The quiet lad of ' 05; perhaps it ' s from a broken heart, for a girl once called him " George " and ever since he has looked sad, wistful and sweet. Sings soft little cooing songs when no one is looking, and keeps 48 warm by the rays from his hair. Has a drag with " Popo- penspieler, " and is " In ultimo ratio facultis. " Matriculated 1901. Private, ••B " Co., rat year; Fifth Cor- poral, " B " Co.; Fifth Ser- geant, " D " Co.; Gym Team, 1905. THE BOMB GRADUATES James, Russell Bacchus, ever fair and i oung. — Urvden. Danville, ' a. " Jesse, " " Beef Trust. " Having undergone a most extensive course of civiliza- tion for four years, is now a fairl} ' presental le specimen of what } ' ou can do, wlien you try. Ladies and gentlemen, oljserve the latent wildness of his eye, showing the true character. Was Ijrought, — we won ' t say where from or how many it took to do the job, — and he ' s still going it. No matter how short the time, can alwaj ' s be seen pulling for town, and judging by various mementoes, he ' s been ' ' Lady- Killin ' . " Even now plays the liarbarous game of football with such dehght as only the savage soul can find. ' ill show the President how the U. S. Army ought to be run, as soon as he kisses himself good-ln ' e. Matriculated 1901. Private, " A " Co., rat year; First Cor- poral " D " Co.; First Sergeant, " A " Co.; Captain, " A " Co.; Captain and fuU-back, F. B. T., 1904-05; Gym Team, 1903-04 and 1904-0,5; Track Team, 1903-04 and 1904-05; Athletic Commissioner for Bomb Staff; Marshal, Final Bail; Marshal, Final German. THE BOMB GRADUATES LaMoxt. Loris C Quanah, Tex. " 4 kind and ijrnllr heart he had to comfort friends and foes. " — Goldsmith. " Elsie, " " L.C, " " Lammy. " Like Lochinvar he came out of the West, but is neither wild nor woolly, and is one of the few from the Lone Star State rtho does not eat six-shooters and spurs. Known to the weaker sex as " Little boy lilue " and " Dreamy; " he always patronizes Saturday iiis ht permits and can tell _vou I he numlier of bricks in the walk near the Episcopal Church. Holds Leap Year in deadly fear and is second only to Jo-Jo on the " Running deal. " Matriculated 1901. Private, " C " Co., rat year; Fourth Cor- poral, " B " Co.; Fourth Ser- geant, " C " Co.; Private " C " Co.; Marshal, Final Ball; . ssistant Leader, Final Ger- man; . ssistant Busiiless Man- ager of Bomb. 36 THE BOMB GRADUATES Loop, Chester H Chattanooga, Tenn. " A good old hum. " — Shakespeare. " Kink, " " Ches, " " Little Thing. " . very large man about five feet one, who fancies the U. S. Army so he could make Shafter look small. Several years ago he left U. Va. on account of old age, and came to Lexington in hi.s second childhood. Military discipline failed to increase his height, but it did make him a good officer and he is " One of the boys " and good to look at. Matriculated 1901. Private, " B " Co., rat year; First Cor- poral, " C " Co.; First Sergeant, " C " Co.; Captain, " C " Co.; President, Class 1905; Editor- in-Chief of Bomb; Marshal, Final Ball, ' 04; Marshal, Final German, ' 0.5; Second Lieu- tenant, v. S. A. 37 THE BOMB GRADUATES Marshall, Joseph M., Jr Norfolk, Va, " He hath eaten me out of house and home. " — Shakespeare. " Joe, " " Sap-Hcrid, " " Jo- Jo. " One of the men that keeps up the .spirit in ' 05. He possesses a little chuckling laugh that never fails to irri- tate his victims, and has been known to wear out three hair brushes and six shoe brushes on his respective head and feet in one day. He is noted for his melodious voice that can alwaj ' s be heard at a base- ball game, but sometimes uses it to sing " Heidelberg " for good marks. Joe makes fre- quent visits to Staunton, and it ' s a question as to his inten- tions, but circumstantial evi- dence points toward Mr. Miller ' s Sanitarium. Matriculated 1901. Private, " C " Co., rat year; Fourth Cor- poral, " A " Co.; Second Ser- geant, " C " Co.; Second Lieu- tenant, " A " Co.; Historian, Class 1905; Assistant Adver- tising Editor of Bomb; Mar- shal, Final Ball; Leader, Final German; President of Cotillon Club. THE BOMB GRADUATES Martin, Rorer J .Martinsville. Ysi. " How shall ive rank Thee upon glory ' s page? Thou more than soldier, and just less than sage. " — Moore. " Growley. " Does not get his name liecaiise he growls, for, really, he is ver} ' mild and unassuming. His chief haunts are 48 and the Y. M. C. A. Hall, where he is said to have done much good, we are not certain in what way, and the only evidence of his teachings is the report of the delegates to the Richmond Convention, in which they say, " ' erily have we inspected the villa of Richmond and find the moral influence liad; the church bells toll so early as to disturb the sleep of the righteous, and the tlieaters and beer-gardens are too few. " Matriculated 1901. Private, " A " Co., rat year; First Cor- poral, " B " Co.; First Sergeant, ■■D " Co.; Captain, " D " Co.; Marshal, Final Ball; Marshal, Final German. THE BOMB GRADUATES MoRisoN, RuFUs A Gate City, Va. ' Yet n little sleep, a little dumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep. -Bible. " Skeeter, " " Swibodi, " " Mose, " " Swy, " " Mean Hog. " Just an3 ' old name that tits. Finds this Ufe full of troubles which he carries to his little guitar and frequently arises at 3 a. m. to give the sentinel a serenade. Can work the " Chenanagin on the cab- liadaastra " or the Gim on sore eyes. Finding the Lexington society full of snares and pit- falls, spends his time in 18 singing, " Listen to my tale of woe. " Matriculated 1902. Private, " C " Co., rat year; Third Ser- geant, " D " Co.; Second Lieu- tenant, " B " Co.; Gym Team, 1903-04 and 1904-05; Left end, Football Team, 1904-05; Manager, Track Team, 1904- 05; Marshal, Final Ball; Mar- shal, Final German. THE BOMB GRADUATES Owen, R. Alex Lynfhburg, Va. " He was great in nuiihematics as Tycho Brake or Err a Pa tor, And could figure out by geometric scale The contents of a pot of ale. " " Alex, " " Adjutant. " Would rather say " Shut up, please, " than eat a square meal. When asked the principal parts of the verlj " To eat, " said, " Bread, Growley and Pota- toes. " Wears a perpetual smile and an occasional pair of trousers. Has great musi- cal talents — plays on the Beam ' s feelings constantly and with success. Matriculated 1902. Private, " B " Co., rat year; Sergeant- Major; Adjutant, September- January; Leader, MandoHn CKilj; Assistant Editor-in- Chief of Bomb, 1905; Marshal, Knal Ball; Marshal, Final German; Assistant Manager, Baseball, 1903-04; Manager, Baseball, 1904-0.5. THE BOMB GRADUATES Perkins, Kknxeth S Norfolk, ' a. " see the right and I upprove it, too. Condemn the wrong and thus uphold the true. " — Ovid. " Cat, " " Feet, " " It, " " Cat- skie of the Guard, " A bump- tious, presumptuous pile of pomposity whicli says it does not lielieve in putting its arm around a girl under an} ' cir- cumstances. Wherefore Ken- neth is neither " He " nor " She, " Imt " It. " It has more faith in the careful perusal of ceilings, and the wiggling of enormous toes than ill any text-l ooks. Has a very impressive way of pre- fixing its remarks bj ' " Ah-h- ah, " " Er-r-ah. " Says it ' s the wa} ' they talk in Chili. All we can say is, " Lord have mercy on all Chilians. " Has declared war eternal upon " Je.sse " and " Hull, " and numerous en- gagements have taken place, always with the shedding of niueli " Cat ' s-fur. " Matriculated 1902. Private, " A " Co., rat year; First Ser- geant, " B " Co.; Captain, " B " Co.; Advertising Editor of Bojib; Manager of Gym Team, 1904-05; Marslial, Final Ball; Marshal, Final German. THE BOMB GRADUATES Steele, Frank B Keystone, W. Va. The secret of success is constdnci to purpose. — Disraeli. " B e a u t y , " " D u t c h y. " Thinks Sir Gilljert Parker wrote the " Right of Way " for his express benefit. Has the reputation of making a suc- cess in anything he undertakes and has excellent judgment on all subjects except feminine ages. Has to get a new coatee every year to hold in his strutting energy. If you want to find out what a real cyclone sounds like, step in 61 sometimes when he ' s asleep and don ' t get scared at the noise. Thinks he can tell you all about the ways of women from personal experience, but we think it ' s only " The One Woman " that ' s the cause of it all. After four j ' ears at the V. M. I. he is beginning to lose his " Dutchy " accent. Matriculated 1901. Private, " B " Co., rat year; Fifth Cor- poral, -A " Co.; Third Ser- geant, " D " Co.; First Lieu- tenant, " D " Co.; Vice-presi- dent, Final Ball; Marshal, Final German; Right end, F. B. T., 1903-04 and 1904- 05; Business Manager, Bomb, 1905. THE BOMB GRADUATES Whartox, John- O Dallas, Texas. " The old oaken bucket, the iron bound bucket, The rnosx-covered bucket, which hung in the well. ' -Wordsworth. " John O., " " J. O., " " Jump- about. " Of wonderful acro- liatic attainments, can act the role of " Maud " the mule to jierfection. Says it isn ' t a l it hard for him. " John O. " has an awful amount of beard. They do say, that when the Lord made him he stood him in front of a fence and threw his scalp at him. " J. O. " dodged and it hit him on the chin, and has remained there e ' er since. We won ' t swear to this. Ijut it does seem likely, for when " John O. " really needs a shave he looks like a wheat field at harvest time. Matriculated 1902. Private, " C " Co., rat year; Third Ser- geant, " C " Co.; Second Lieu- tenant and Quartermaster; C!ym Team, 1903-04 and 190-1-05; Marshal, Final Ball; Marshal, Final German. THE BOMB GRADUATES WiLLi.s, W. Taylor Gordonsville, Va. " Hail! The conqueriny hero comes! " " Hero, " " Serg., " " Lady Lovekins. " Scarcely five feet tall, with the dawn of youth yet upon his lip, he holds down the job of " Private- secretorum. " Reminds one of a large pair of shoes tied to a very small boy. Treat him kindly, mother earth, for he is young and innocent and easily led astray. Has an enormous appetite for one so small, and the expression, " Robinson, get some fresh growley, " is heard at every meal. Gets reckless some- times and plays poker for matches, and takes a drink of water. Can ' t see why a flush beats two pair. Can sing some, and say " Dog-gone " with a foreign accent. Takes great delight in giving short dissertations to Col. T. on " Bugs " and " Worms. " Matriculated 1902. Private, " B " Co., rat year; Fifth Ser- geant, " C " Co.; Private, " C " Co.; Military Secretary; Edi- torial Staff of Bomb. 45 THE BOMB OUR EX-CLASSMATES Our Ex-Classmates Allen, A. H .Summit Point, Va. Anderson, C. A Lee, Va. Atwill, C. B Kinsale, Va. Barr, a. T Norfolk, Va. Baxter, Jere Nashville, Tenn. Bennett, B. W Weston, W. Va. Berry, .John Wotesville, Kans. Best, W. H Goldsboro, N. C. Boyd, T. M Bryant, Va. Burruss, E. L Norfolk, Va. Cannon, M. L Concord, N. C. Carroll, J. V Fort Benton, Mont. C. SHMAN, R.J Vicksburg, Mi.?s. Cauthorn, R. a Tappahannock, Va. Daniel, J. W Washington, D, C. Davant, H. W Roanoke, Va. Davant, W. T Roanoke, Va. Davis, C. C Seymour, Tex. Davis, C. L Vicksburg, Miss. De Armond, G. W Butter, Mo. De Mott, New Brunswick, N. J. Dennls, N. C New York, N. Y. Devoe, R. G Seattle, Wash. Dickie, H. G Massie Mills. Va. Di Gobgis, Samuel Baltimore, Md. Elliott, W. M Camden, Ark. Garth, W. W Huntsville, Ala. Gay, J. P Franklin, Va. Glenn, J. B Greensboro, N. C. Hagan, CD Richmond, Va. Hamilton, CO Bloomington, 111. Hemdon, J. M Danville, Va. Hewitt, J. D Bramwell, Va. HosKiN.s, T. D Summit, Miss. Howry, C B., Jr Washington, D. C. Huddle.ston, O. W Roanoke, Va. JoHN.sON, Ray Bloomington, 111. 46 THE BOMB OUR EX-CLASSMATES JoxES, T. R Xorfolk, Va. Junker, W. M Pittsburg, Pa. Keyser, J. W Washington, Va. Lee, a. C Palatka, Fla. Lee, E. B Goldsboro, X. C. M. CF. RL. ND, Ed v. rd Towanda, Pa. M. RCUS, M Tallahassee, Fla. M. tthews, R. L Bowie, Tex. McCoRMic, W. B Chicago, 111. McNuTT Monroe Cit}-, Mo. Meeks, Emmbtt fashville, Tenn. Meyer, George Pittsburg, Pa. P. DGiTT, R. E Dallas, Tex. P. GE, E. R Ansted, W. Xa. Parsons, H. E Accomac, ' a. Penn, E. C Reidsville, N. C. Pennixgton, E. C Standards " ille, Va. PiGUE, J. MES Nashville, Tenn. Rich, J. IT. G Nash ille, Tenn. Robertson, C. C Jackson -ille, Fla. RucKM.iX, F. V Monongah, AV. Xa. Russell, J. R Bonham, Tex. ScHL.iCKS, R. J Denver, Colo. Shields, W. R Lexington, A ' a. Schropshire, J. K Lexington, Ky. Smith, C. E Fairmont, W. Va. Smith, Holl. xd Rockingham, X " . C. Sp. rks, J. D Fort Smith, Ark. Stewart, P. R Cincinnati, Ohio . Squires, Fargo Havana, Cuba. Tabb, Paul Hampton, ' a. Taliaferro, A. B Xa.sons, Va. Uhler, a. L Alexandria, Va. Vax Valkexberg, J. B Hunts dlle, Ala. A ' lA, J. T Woolwine, Va. Voss, M. H El Paso, Tex. ' Waggoner, Guy " Decatur, Tex. Warren, Tazewell Hot Springs, Xa. Wilson, Fred Chattanooga. Tenn. Young, R. S Concord, X. C. THE BOMB HISTORY OF J905 History of 1905 F ( )R the fourth and last time we come before the pub- Uc with our little tale of woe. As this is our last time up, Mr. Knocker, please put away your stick, and you stern critic, it is not fair to take advantage of us when you know that we won ' t have another crack at you. It is true that we are few in numbers as you can see from the roll, but every man loves ' 05, and we have been drawn together as only such a number could be. From present indications every member of ' 05 will get his dip at finals, it being the first time since we have been here, and probably for many years before our time, that this has happened. We can ' t lay claim to any prodigies among our number, nor to being an unusually bright class, but there is herein pictured a bunch of dispositions ever ready at the proper time and occasion for either pleasure or work. Having entered the Institute in the fall of nineteen hundred and one, hazing having been abolished the previous 3 ear, we are not able to tell you as the preceding classes have done that we were treated worse than any class ever here. We got our share, however, but it was in a milder form. Our rat year passed ciuietly and without much excitement, with the excejition of the trip of the Corps to the Charleston Exposition. Returning in the fall of nineteen hundred and two, at the end of our first furlough, we were minus a great number of our classmates who did not return, we are sorry to say, but we gained some good men that fall who entered the class, and they have since shf)wn their worth in every department. All contributed in December of that year to the fireworks escapade, which is on record as the most daring and well executed stunt of any former class, but that deserves mention elsewhere. The outcome was the loss of about sixteen of our members, good ones, too; men whose places in the class have not since be en filled. At the beginning of the second class year we missed se eral other familiar faces, and everything passed smoothly, the year terminating with the annual ball, which has e -er been a success. 48 THE BOMB HISTORY OF J905 That brings us up to the present time, and mighty glad we were to have that time come. It is true we have enjoyed the privilege of being cadets although not following the paths strewn with roses, but even the greatest pleasures sometimes become monotonous. Nearly everj- man has worked this year for we appreciated the importance of the final year. By an addi- tion of two more subjects to the course, we found ourselves up against the real thing, and not much time to rush Lexington society, nevertheless she has some stand-bys. In Athletics, ' 05 has always taken part, but never has she been as promi- nent as this year. Her men have stepped well to the front in every branch. To the Football Team she contributed James, Steele, and Morison, while Conrad and Booker stood first in line of substitutes. James, captain of foot- ball, with a single year ' s practice, never failed to put up a star game, while Steele and Morison, a pair of burly ends, did fine work the whole year. In baseball, the team not having been picked, we cannot tell what we can do. Conrad, having made the team for 1903-04, enters upon his duties as captain of baseball this season, and we expect good work. Craighill, James, Morison. and Steele are trying for a place on the team, and ' 05 bids fair to furnish a pair of twirlers. In gym athletics members of ' 05 constitute pretty much the whole team, Craighill, Wharton, Morison, James and Hob.son all being good men. Craighill, captain of the team, puts up star work, and e ' ery one of them is an all round worker. Nineteen hundred and five has always stood high in athletic spirit, even where she could not take part. Some of her men are natural born rooters. Here ' s to V. M. I. Athletics, no matter what kind, and may V. M. I. keep her place in Southern college sports, which she has so justly gained by reason of her clean college athletics. There is no further use in taking uj) your time, for a true history of this class would fill a volume by itself, but would probably not interest you. We want to tell you right here that numbers do not count, and it is only the men back of the numbers that do. We have a small class, but are proud to say that we are as one big family, and have always been so. We have worked together through the four happiest years of our lives, and are looking forward to many a happy reunion in later years. May the men of old ' 05 climb high up on fame ' s immortal ladder, that Y. " SI. I. may point out their names with pride, as having lieen turned out of the old mill. Historian. THE BOMB BULL CONRAD Bb XCoy -v£.a THE BOMB A ROOF GARDEN ENTERTAINMENT A Roof Garden Entertainment Scene — High pinnacle in Hades. Tme— Night of December 9, 1902. Cast — Mephistopheles and a bunch of devils. " Lights out in 100! " The signal announcing that the sentinel on Number 1 and the corporal of the guard had been " Nipped " and stowed away, neath ' tied and gagged in the gymnasium, came from the fake sentinel in the courtyard. The next second the stoops were filled with dark figures hurrying noiselessly toward Number 14. Barracks slumbered peacefully on. Only the quick soft footsteps broke the stillness and the gliding forms gave a ghostly appearance to the scene. Black cold night spread her sable wings over this dark brood of hers as each one dropped cautiously from the window of Number 14 and made his way at a run to the back of the academic building. So far the carefully laid plans and calculations had worked as smoothly as machinery. Not a hitch had occurred. Not a sound in the sleeping barracks had a suspicion. The guard was trussed up safely in the gymnasium chewing the rag — literall} ' — with themselves and wondering what was going to happen next. The night was ours; the thing was done, and now it only remained to spread a bright crimson tint over the appearance of things in general. 51 THE BOMB A ROOF GARDEN ENTERTAINMENT At the hack of the academic Iniildin.ti- a p e of somethuis curiously resembling sky-rockets and roman candles and other implements of a like nature was rapidly disappearing as each imp pulled a clothes-bag from around his waist and packed it full. Every bag was filled in short order and, Mephis- topheles himself leading, the march to the roof began. Through pitch black darkness, over boxes, up flight after flight of steps they went, until at last the ladder leading up to the trapdoor opening into the clock tower was gained. Here a halt was called while the lock was being forced, and after a little scientific work with a crowbar the naughty five legion crawled out through the window of the clock tower on to the roof. Still not a sound from barrack; cadets, subs, and faculty slept the sleep of the innocent. The surprise was to be comjilete. His Satanic Majesty, in a red sweater and gymnasium shoes, kept his forces well in hand. No bungling was to lie allowed. Each man emptied his fireworks in piles along the roof and jirovided himself with jjlenty of matches. Among the other things brought up were a drum and bugle. Every man then pickeil out the biggest cannon cracker he could find and at a signal from Mephisto touched a match to the fuse and tossed it into the quadrangle. For a second the silence was unbroken, then fifty-four giant crackers tore it into bits. The drum and bugle let drive together and soul scorching yells rent the air. It would be useless to attempt to describe the sounds let loose from this pinnacle of Hades upon the auditory nerves of man below. It lasted amidst glaring red lights and soaring rockets and roman candles, directed in any and all directions for about three-ciuarters of an hour. Cadets and subs, in -ary- ing degrees of negligee, ran out on the stoops, only to seek immediate shelter in some friendly doorway from the storm of bombs and rockets. Many and various were the thoughts of those snatched thus rudely from the arms of Morpheus. Some thought it was general assembly or long roll and that the magazine had blown up. Some had bright visions of Gabriel ' s trumpet and the day of judgment. Members of the Astronomy class guessed a comet had suddenly matriculated at ■. M. I. or that Mars had been so rude as to bump into our globe. At last the division inspectors lit their lanterns and ventured out on the stoops to inspect barracks. Although the ammunition of the party on the roof was nearly exhausted this proved to be a dangerous experiment — as was forcibly demonstrated several times during their inspection. 52 THE BOMB A ROOF GARDEN ENTERTAINMENT After this was over the Powers tliat be gathered themselves together and advanced on the stronghold of the enemy. Owing to the lack of ammuni- tion on the roof their way was iuunii:)eded and soon they were thiuideiinii- at the very gates of the foili-css. We do not know who it was that mounted the ladder and demanded through the trapdoor our uiu ' onditional surrentler and invited us to come down and be slaughtered, but alas! the lambs were shy f)f the sliami)les and desired to dance a little while longer on the roof and say funii - things about the people below. Then said the Powers that be, " The night is bittei- cold: we will lock the trapdoor on the inside and let them spend the night meditating upon their fate in the morning. " Strange to say, as soon as this move was (.tisco -er(Ml. it innnediately occurred to the fiends above to smash in the trapdoor and desi ' end. This they did and Mephistopheles leading, came down the ladder. Their reception was very gratifying. Some were even furnished with a guard of honor A -ith fixed bayonets as far as the guard house. Now this is the end of that part of the entertainment in which the im]3s took the leading part. The rest of the programme consisted mainly of a solo bv General Shipp. M. L. C. THE BOMB Mush A small family of three, consisting of father, mother and son, lived a few years ago on a farm near the site of old . «TOes-town in the State of Mrginia. The name of the old man was Con Craig and the son was called Carl. Early one beautiful spring evening Carl had taken a seat on a log in the nearby woods to read a Book-er two, but soon became interested in a solitary Martin which was fluttering around in the dusky woods. E-glint of light occasionally pierced the growing darkness, and as the bird seemed bewildered, Carl decided to catch it. He started after the bird, but tripped over a low hanging Loop of vine, and fell, striking heavily the Whart-on his nose. The Bowles which he let out made his father think some one was Steele-ing corn on Crai -hill and Cow-raddle in hand hurried with Marshall step to LaM on ' t, no matter who or what it was. Mrs. Craig, not knowing what troubled Her man, followed, as he had promised to Will ' is property to her, and she didn ' t propose to lose him until he had done so. She determined to make it a case of Hobson ' s choice with him when she found him. About this time Carl ton-ed down a little, and noting the excitement, hurried after the other two. It is usually the case that the More-a-son is wanted the less he is around, but Oiven to Carl ' s curiosity he arrived this time just behind his jmrents at a gypsy Camp, where his father had run into a man who was collecting taxes. Con had paid the taxes and handed to Carl a receipt signed " Per-kinsloic. " after which the trio quietly returned home to brood over the results of a wild desire of a bov for a bird. Herman, W. " THE BOMB CLASS OF 1906 Class of 1906 Colors Silver Gray :ind Maroon Ballard Lyerly Pr nuknt ' . G. Fra!SER Vice-President J. W. Peyton Historian Allen, A. Holmes Summit Point, V. Va. Atwill, Charles B Kiiisale. Va. Ba n, Thomas A Norfolk, Va. 15ell, Archibald A Mt. Sidney, Va. Bell, Caleb B Sha%vboro, N. C. Blow, George A Gloucester County, Va. BoG. ET, Robert D Little Rock, Ark. Brooke, Frank C Warrenton, Va. Burroughs, R. Bernard Portsmouth, Va. Caffee, Mahlon W Carthage, Mo. Campbell, Arthur G Lexington, Va. Carr, Harrison F Newport New , Va. Dav. nt, Harry W Roanoke, Va. Davant, William T Roanoke, Va. Dewey, Ernest M Goldsboro, N. C. DoDSON, R. Ste. rns Norfolk, Va. DosTER, John Topeka, Kans. Doyle, Walter H Norfolk, Va. Ellett, Tazewell Richmond, Va. Fraser, W. Gerard San Antonio, Tex. Fudge, Caleb S Chicago, 111. GooDLOE, T-iVENOR B Big Stone Gap, Va. GuNNELL, George F Catlettsburg, Ky. Judd, M. Hubert Dalton, Ga. Kimberly, Allen Fort Monroe, Va. Leftwich, Will H Dallas, Tex. Lyerly, Ballard Chattanooga, Tenn. Maeder. William A Pittsburg, Pa. 55 THE BOMB CLASS OF 1906 ilARSTOx, D. Warren Toano, Va. Mecredy, H. Edwards Roanoke, Va. Xash, John Portsmouth, Va. Nichols, W. Kohekt Petersburg, Va. Nottingham, Lucills S Sea View, Va. Perry, J. Newman Natchez, Miss. Peyton, James W Charlottesville, Va. PmsTER, Lauhance H Mays- dUe, Ky. Rankin, Roger Kansas City, Mo. RoELOFS, Henry V. du H Philadelphia, Pa. Ross, Jr., Jack F Molwle, Ala. Rountree, Harry H Sherman, Tex. Saunders, Edmund A Richmond, Va. Schneider, Carl G Ortoni ' ille, Minn. Smoot, Charles C Alexandria, Va. Snead, J. Cleland Lvnchljurg, Va. SPR.4.GINS, William E Hunts lle, Ala. St. fford, Fred D Chattanooga, Tenn. Sutherland, E. Ross Marmora, Va. Taliaferro, A. Barclay Orange, Va. Taylor, John R Fredericksl urg, Va. Wen, Chi Chun : Canton, China. Whiting, G. W. Carly ' le Marshall, Va. Whitney, G. Harold Lexington, K3 ' . AVilson, Cary R Norfolk, Va. Wilson, Fred W Chattanooga, Tenn. Winchester, Thomas H Macon, Ga. Yost, Howard McC Massillon, Ohio. Total, .50. THE BOMB HISTORY OF 1906 History of 1906 CAN it be possible that we, who but a few days ago, it seems, were being drilled in cits and white gloves by half seared, self conscious corporals, are now standing at the threshold of seniority? The records say yes, but the thought of it is too unnatural for belief. How can we ever control ovir love for mirth and frolic and settle down, cloaked in the forbidding dignity of first classmen? Truly there must be great changes in (lur natures if the reserve of the Senior is to be upheld during the coming year. But enough of this, and let us to a few events of our past session. To begin, our former president, M. T. Jones, of Pennsylvania, betook himself to Dickinson College to pursue Law. And having no mercy at all on us our vice-president, AV. R. C. Cocke, of Virginia, after a stay of about two days, decided to enter the I ' niversity of Virginia for an M.D. Tliis loss of our two first men was deeply felt by all, and though it would suit us much better to have them with us, they will always have the heartiest wishes of our class for their success. To fill the positions rendered vacant by their leaving, we elected B. Lyerly, of Tennessee, president, and W. G. Frascr of Texas, vice-president, and their services have proved the wisdom of our choice. Exams came and went; some wept, some rejoiced. But A-ery few wept. We ' re not a dumb lot and there will be very few in ' 06 who will fail to carry off the much desired skin. It may be a cause for regret that we are not studious and take very little interest in our books, but we fail to see it that way now, and believe in " living while there ' s life. " We have had several officers reduced and others appointed in the l)at- talion this year to A ' ary the monotony, and among those reduced were some of our best men. The good old private is not to be depreciated for his absence of stripes, for as has been remarked, were it not for the privates, the sergeants would have very little to do. Our class has been well rcjtresented in Athletics. We carried off three monograms at football, and in baseball have three. We have not yet heard 57 THE BOMB HISTORY OF 1906 from the track and gvin but we feel confitlent that ' 06 will not be found wanting. We are all proud of the success of our ' 06 football team, having defeated on two occasions the team of ' 07. Sad to relate we had been here only a few days last fall when one of our band was so unfortunate as to be caught suffering from an overindulgence in fire-water, following which we were hustled onto the water cart for the rest of the session. And now we must close until another year has passed, when we shall write for the last time of dear old ' 06. Historian, ' 06 THE BOMB CLASS OF I%7 Class of t907 Colors Blue and Gold Willia:m E. Riley President C. G. Pail Vice-President Leh 1 )ekle Historian Adajis, Holcombe C Lynchburg, Va. Adams, Mayrant Jackson, Miss. Barksdale, Wistar W Brooklyn, Va. Barrett, Robert C Smithtield, Va. Beckner, Hickman Winchester, Ky. Brown, James M Mt. Vernon, Ky. Charlton, S. Allen Dallas. Tex. Chen, Ting Chia Canton, China . Cockrell, Monroe F Dallas, Tex. Converse, J. Brandley Sclina, Ala. Curtis, Le Grand B New York, N. Y. Dance, Willis J Danville, Va. Daniels, Fr. nk B Goldsboro, X. C. D.wenport, a. Rutherfoord Richmond, Va. Dekle, Leb Thoinasville, Ga. Db Vault, Beverly Johnson City, Tenn. Dexter, George L Dallas, Tex. DiGGS, Dudley McD ' Lynchburg, ' S i. Duncan, Jack G - Columbus, Tex. Dunlap, W. Allan Lexington, Va. Dykeman, Conrad F Brooklyn, N. Y. Edwards, Murray F St. Louis, Mo. Effinger, Williams L Baltimore, Md. Elebash, Clarence C Selma, Ala. Etheridge, David M Portsmouth, Va. Eraser, Donald A San Antonio, Tex. Fulton, George H Nettle Ridge, Va. Gay, Julius B Montgomery, Ala. 61 THE BOMB CLASS OF 1907 Gill, William H Round Hill, Va. GoMBERT, James G Houston, Tex. Gordon, John M Bryan, Tex. Graves, Henry L Atlanta, Ga. Hancock, Amiion G Lynchburg, Va. Harrington, Frank C Bristol, Va. Harrison, Gunyon M Fredericksburg, Va. Headley ' , H. l Price Lexington, Ky. Hutchinson, D. Osborne Pittsburg, Pa. Irwin, Reginald F Philadeplhia, Pa. Johnson, William P Petersl)urg, Va. Johnson, William R Crescent, W. Va. Jones, Alger Dallas, Tex. Kain, Charles E Dallas, Tex. Langstaff, James D Paducah, Ky. Loop, John E Chattanooga, Tenn. Lyerly ' , Charles A Chattanooga, Tenn. McKee, William C Grant, Va. McKusiCK, John C Bemidji, Minn. Major, Julian N Mitchell ' s, Va. Manri ' , Herbert C Courtland, Va., Fred S Houston, Tex. Marshall, R. Allen Norfolk, Va. Montgomery ' , James W Frankfort, Ky. Morris, Eugene Watseka, 111. XicHOLLs, Jr., George W . . . . Spartanburg, S. C. Offutt, Jr., Frank B Bloomfield, Ky. O ' Reilly, J. Devereux New Orleans, La. P.ACE, Homer E Corsicana, Tex. Paul, Charles G Harrisonburg, Va. P-4-UL, Seymour Harrisonburg, Va. Peek, George M Hampton, Va. Perkins, Edward C Mexico City, Mexico . Polk, Harding Fort Worth, Tex. Rankin, Earl Kansas City, Mo. Riley, William L Bloomington, 111. Rowe, Irving A Troy, N. Y. Sebrell, Thomas E Norfolk, Va. Sheridan, Leo G Lexington, Va. Smith, Calvin M Rogersville, Tenn. S.MiTH, James M Pocahontas, Va. Stude, Alphonse J Houston, Tex. Sydnor, Leslie W Staunton, Va. Tabb, Henry A Roanes, Va. Taliaferro, T. Carson Charlotte, N. C. 62 THE BOMB CLASS OF J907 Tate, William P Draper, Va. TowNEs, John E Petersburg, Va. Wells, Edward L Charleston, vS. C. Wen, Ying-hsing Canton, China. White, J. Stuart Warrenton, Va. Wilson, William V St. Louis, Mo. Winston, G. Otis Washing ton, D. C. ZuF. LL, S. John Meyersdale, Pa. Total, 8L THE BOMB THE HISTORY OF 1907 The History of t907 Ox nic once again fortune has devolved the jjleasant task of continuing to chronicle the exploits and deeds performed by this " lorious. invincible Class of ' 07. We arrive this time upon the scene of action, not with the timid mien and fearful tread of rats, but with an air befitting our station which clearly shows that jirogressive third classmen are advanc- ing to the martial .strains of sophomoric music. The old days are gone and we are entering into the grand ]3resent with joyful minds full of hope and encouragement, owing to our successful career in the past. Although not so numerous as in the former period, a majority of us still remain, thereby adding another proof to the old law regarding the survival of the fittest. Some of our former members remained away, ]5robably on account of the non-fulfillment of cherished hojDcs and ambitions, such as that of becoming corporals, not realizing that the jirivate with a gun occupies a similar position with respect to greatnes.s as the man -with the hoe who has been so well fabled in verse. The body, however, as stated above, did return, among these being many, who. although their fond hojies had been blasted, still believed in the old adage, " That you couldn ' t keep a good man down. " Quite a few of the devoted followers of this faith have succeeded admirably in their martial cjuest for glory, and many embryo generals stand in ranks with two bars at the bottom of their arms. Our name is famous and has been ever since the time when, lalioring under the violence of internal stress, we evolved the scheme which resulted in the stampede on the stoops, an instance memoral)le in the records of our career. Pyrotechnic displays have latided our glory to the skies in fiery bvu ' sts of magnificence, and the lirave heroes wlio aided in the accomplish- ment of these mighty deeds have received their full tjuota for services ren- dered, though, alas, in some cases it has been dealt out in the form of pen- alty tours. The tourist league is cjuite an important feature in the social circles of 64 THE BOMB THE HISTORY OF 1%7 our realm and holds its meetings regularly on Saturdays and Sundays, meanwhile calling special ones on holidays, in order to decrease an excess of work. The object of these meetings is to promulgate a system for reduc- ing demerits, and their plan is meditated u]3on while taking short walks in front of barracks, in order to gain nice appetites for supjier ( " coffee and prunes " ), this being one of the iDest tonics afforded for that purpose. It seems quite an enjoyable affair to some, judging from their constant attend- ance, and the walls before which they tread contain man)- names of partici- pants in these delightful affairs. But while relating the pleasures to be found in the above-named organ- ization we must not forget some important instances in the scholastic year, whicli, if not already marked in almanacs, certainly should be. These occur- rences which are of such an important nature are, namely, the presentation of a new coat to General Washington, the sentry box ' s midnight promen- ade, and the placing of ' 07 ' s flag and name upon the highest battlement of the Administration Building. The first of these was accomplished in a very orderly manner when the shades of dusk had fallen, with the charitable thought in view of making the victim an honorary member of ' 07 bv donating a coat composed of its colors for the purpose of jirotection against the wintry winds. This, however, did not call forth due appreciation from the authorities, and cleaners were ciuickly procured who rapidly removed all traces of the honor accorded the night before. The affair in which the sentry box was concerned occurred about the twelfth hour of a cold night in No vember when, it being of a very weak disposition, it was easily induced by some external force to go wandering among the trees below the jjarapet, where it unluckily met with an accident in which se -eral ribs were broken and it was otherwise so badly damaged that the carpenter ' s hospital proved a glad haven of rest to the weary wanderer. To the heroes of the third escajxide belong as much honor as that accorded to the previous ones. For by constant reading of history they formed a desire to emulate the lirilliant example set for them by Sergeant Jasper, and living up to their ambitions, scaled the to]3most wall of the new building antl placed their beloved colors in a position to float over its host of devoted subjects. 65 THE BOMB THE HISTORY OF 1907 Concluding with Athletics, in whicli I am proud to state that we have kept up our good record of the previous year, I desire to dwell upon a grand battle of the gridiron that occurred between two of ' 07 ' s elevens, in which the force opposed to the Anheuser Busches (so styled in honor of the famous product) proved verily to all that they belonged to " The roll of the uncon- C[uered. " Historian, ' 07. THE BOMB CLASS OF 1908 Class of 1908 R . W Massie : President E. E. Tra ' ers Vice-President A. P. Lewis Historian Adams, Isaac F Lyiicliliurg, Va. Adoue, James H Calvert, Tex. Anderson, Stewart Portsmouth, Va. AsTiN, Roger Q Bryan, Tex. Bader, Ralph H McGaheysville, Va. Baoley, Isham T Blackstone, Va. Bailey, Weldon M Gainesville, Tex. Baird, Du Bois Wheeling, W. Va. Baldwin, Jack H New ( )rleans. La. Banner, P. Curtis Stickleyville, Va. Barnes, Olin B Snow Hill, Md. BiEDLER, William T Baltimore, Md. Bond, Edward J Baltimore, Md. Bridges, John Bridges, Va. Britton, Louis N Vicksburg, Va. Brooke, Richard Sutherlin, Va. Brown, John S Calvert, Tex. Brown, Stuart E Richmond, Va. Byrd, Richard E Winchester, Va. Camp, William H Petersburg, Va. Campbell. Moncure Amherst, Va. Carter, Charles S Newport News, Va. Ca.skie, Hamilton B Bedford City, Va. Chambers, Middleton Lynchburg, Va. Chambliss, John A Chattanooga, Tenn. Chew, Lenox C Washington, D. C. CoTTAM, William W New Orleans, La. Cox, James R Johnson Cit v. Tenn. Crowder, Robert T Keller, Va. Daniel, G. S. Owen Savannah, Ga. D. shiell, Robert M Richmond, Va. DocKERY, Charles P Memphis, Tenn. 69 THE BOMB CLASS OF 1 08 DocKERY, Donald M Hernando, Miss. DoNXAN, A. Edloe Richmond, Va. Doyle, John E Norfolk, Va. Dr.«-tox, Charles H Charleston, S. C. Drewry, Irving L Capron, Va. Dunbar, R. Battaille Augusta, Ky. Dy-keman, Arthur Brooklyn, N. Y. Earle, Laurence H New York, N. Y. Edwards, Robert (!) Norfolk Va. ExGLE L N, J. Guy Lexington, Va. Erck, Alfred H San Juan, P. R. Face, Edward G Norfolk, Va. Parish, Charles S. T Denver, Colo. Faulk, Walter P Athens Tex. Ferrell, W. Warren Danville, Va. Fickes, Frank A Carnegie, Pa. Floyd, Brian Spartanburg, S. C. Eraser, Alex H San Antonio, Tex. Fray, John M Culpepper, Va. Garcia, Philip A San Juan, P. R. Gentry, Alonzo H Independence, Mo. GiFFEN, D. Everett WheeHng, W. Va. Grant, Percy S Richmond, Va. Green, Marcellu.s Jackson, Miss. Greer, Joseph E Peoria, 111. H. NcocK, Edward H West Appomattox, Va. Harwood, Thom. s M Gonzales, Tex. Hewsox, John P Orange, Tex. Hirst, J. Terry Purcellville, Va. Hunter, Charles E West Appomattox, Va. Hunter, Guy O Greensboro, N. C. Jarvis, J. Pitts Noble Lake, Ark. Johns, Glover S Austin, Tex. Johnson, Conrad Alexandria, Va. Jones, Harry T Norfolk, Va. Jones, John R Athens, Tex. Jones, Thomas G Montgomery, Ala. L. throp, C. Pickett Richmond, Va. Lewis, Arthur P Cohasset, Mass. Lindsev, Wallace N Alexandria, Va. LoxG, Laurence I Fort Worth, Tex. Lowe, RrssKi.i. L. Baltimore, Md. McCoRjiicK. lldWELL B Uniontomi, Pa. McCreery, ICnwARD P Hiiiton, A ' . ' a. Macdonald, C, (iiiuDdX New ■(. k. . Y. 70 THE BOMB CLASS OF IWS Malone, John Buffalo, X. Y. Malone, Paul r Buffalo, X. V. Massie, Robert W Lynchljurg, Va. MiLLNER, J. McD. Adair Clifton Forge, Va. MiXNiGERODE, Karl Alexandria, Va. Morgan, Ben C Mcintosh, Ala. Morgan, John H Springfield, Mo. Newman, Charles W Mt. Clifton, Va. Owsley, Alvin M Denton, Tex. Paxton, Fr.ank Independence, Mo. Percivall, Joseph J Petersburg, Va. Pierce, John Q St. Johns, Mich. Pierce, Reid M Lynchburg, Va. Pinner, John W Chuckatuck, Va. Plants, George S Seymour, Tex. Poague, W. Thomas Lexington, Va. PoLACK, Rodney W York, Pa. Pollock, Julius Wheeling, W. Va. Powell, Frank J Smith ville, Tex. Prager, Ernst J Cincinnati, Ohio. QuiSENBERRY, Edward A Lexington, Va. Redmond, Thomas J Chattanooga, Tenn. Reilly, Nicholas H Charleston, W. Va. Riddick, Alfred T Suffolk, Va. Riddick, Willis S Suffolk, Va. Robertson, James F Charlotte, N. C. Robertson, William J Roanoke, Va. St. Clair, William P Fayetteville. W. Va. Saunders, Frank E Leesburg, Va. Schmidt, Herman C Richmond, Va. Scott, John T Lynchburg, Va. Sebrell, J. Emmett Courtland, Va. Smith, Walter C ■ ■leeling, W. Va. Taliaferro, Edward H Bunkie, La. Taylor, Morgan Joplin, Mo. Thomson, Robert R Louisville, Ky. Townsend, R. Fo.ard Columbus, Tex. Travers, Edgar E Cambridge, Md. ViRDEN, W. Harris Jackson, Miss. Ward, George B Fort Sam Houston, Tex. Wickham, George B Richmond, Va. Williams, Philip W Winchester, Va. Wilson, Joseph N Yazoo City, Miss. Wolfe, Walter McI Chatham, N. J. Total, 12L 71 THE BOMB HISTORY OF 1908 History of 1908 T ' HH Class History! How much it will mean to some members of the Class, who wear their " Blues " in 1908, to look back at the reminiscences which this may recall, experiences of their rat year at ' . M. 1. Undoubtedly it will bring to mind pictures of themselves or their room-mates in some peculiar pre- dicament devised by the ingenuous mind r f % " - J- J of an upper classman. Games of " Choo- J " ' fi ' ' . ' choo, " adventures with broomsticks, and the like. But we are not disposed to dwell at length on our pains and misfor- tunes, so many things had better be left unsaid. Our debut in September is a well rememliered event. For the first few weeks Lexington resembled the old town of Hamelin at the first appearance of the " Pied Piper; " there were " Great rats, small rats, lean rats, brawny rats. Brown rats, black rats, gray rats, tawny rats, Grave old plodders, gay young friskers, " and in fact e -ery kind of a Rodent was much in evidence at that time. In the due course of time, after necessary formalities, came drills, which had hitherto been looked forward to by the more soldierly with expectancy. Alas, three hours a day in the sizzling hot sun, in a muscular straight-jacket, " finning out " to the vast amusement of many non-combatants who visited the parade to see the first awkward attempts to keep step. Even the first day of drill had to close, and with its end drew near the calm and sweet (?) repose of our footsore aggregation. That night at taps one of (lur uicinhcrs grasped his water bucket instead of a lantern, and not 72 THE BOMB HISTORY OF 1908 deeming it ai)(i e his authority, inspected barracks, not even excepting those rooms where the " Subs " reside. Our pretentious classmate has since resigned but it cannot be said that he was " busted " for assumption of authority as sub-division inspector. And so on through the year; strange dykes on the stoops long before the hour of Battalion Parade; musical duets, the artists with their noses in close contact; remarkable debates in our rooms on the " Curse of the Whist- ling Habit, " and instruction in the noble art of self-defense in 121, the big double room on the fourth stoop. In all these pastimes we figured conspicu- ously, now in barracks, and the next Saturday in front of barracks " Patting bricks " as punishment for some behavior inconsistent with regulations. Toward the middle of the year, after many of these pleasantries had passed never to be forgotten, the high waters of the Nile cast up several waifs to join our numbers. But as soon as thej ' had received military instruc- tions on how to " fin " (if the command be — " Fin out " ), they were let loose to roam at will on the fourth stoop with their classmates. The more stoical, if not inclined to smile at the many attempts that we have made to amuse the old cadets, will, perhaps, be interested to hear of the short intellectual career that we have passed through in our sojourn at the Institute. Some have " raaxed " their subjects and stand near the head of the roll; these are the few who have perused their books, while their less studi- ously inclined brethren read the latest novel or spent their time wondering if Shakespeare had them in mind when he wrote " A Midsummer Night ' s Dream, " or post number 6 after taps. But intermediates have passed and most of the members of ' OS still seem to be here in all hopes of hearing at least one " Auld Lang Syne. " It seems more fitting though to leave all explanatory remarks pertaining to the condition of our sluggish cerebrums and cerebellums to our professors, only trusting that they will not make us out quite as bad as we are. Several of our classmates chose the " Hill " instead of the academic building for their field of learning, and instead of translating German or solving mathematical problems made, probably, far greater efforts to under- stand the quarter back ' s signals or to solve the pitcher ' s curves. The more energetic were lucky and got places on the teams where they helped to sustain the prestige of . M. I. They were rats, but " a man ' s a man fa ' a ' that. " There does not remain much to be said as our studies, pleasures, and methods of passing our moments of leisur e have all been touched upon in the endeavor to present our class history. The ink is getting low, there is an old 73 THE BOMB HISTORY OF 1908 cadet on guard and no cliance t(j visit and borrow some, so I will have to close. Our best wishes to our professors and friends here who have placed themselves in such a very pleasing light before us; and to ourselves, may our leisure hours in the future be so many that we can look back at our first year in V. ; I, I. with pleasure and gratification, and may we make of it a sort of ideal for future thought and contemplation. Hl.ST()RI. N, ' OS. THE BOMB RECAPITULATION Recapitulation Virginia 127 Texas 35 Tennessee 12 K entucky 11 West Virginia 11 Missouri 9 Mississippi 8 New York 8 Pennsylvania 8 Alabama 7 Maryland 6 North Carolina 7 Georgia 6 Illinois 4 Louisiana 4 South Carolina 4 China 3 District of Columbia 3 Arkansas 2 Michigan 2 Minnesota 2 Ohio 2 Porto Rico 2 Colorado 1 Kansas 1 Massachusetts 1 Mexico 1 New Jersey 1 Total 288 THE BOMB MILITARY INSTRUCTION Military Instruction at the Virginia Military Institute Owing to the efforts of Colonel H. V. Ford, commandant from the middle of the session, 1901-1902, until June, 1903, and Major L. H. Strother. Twenty- Eighth U. S. Infantry, commandant since September, 1903, the course in military instruction at the V. M. I. is excelled by no school in the country unless it be West Point ; and taking it into consideration that the government appropriates the ecjuipping of the national school, we stand a fair comparison with the greatest military school in the world. It is indeed appropriate that the Y. il. I. is called the " West Point of the South. " The report of Colonel Mills, Inspector-Cieneral, will bear me out in this statement. Lexington, Va., June 2, 1903. To the Adjutrntt-Generiil. U. S. Army. Sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of an inspection of the military department of the Mrginia Military Institute made in pursuance of orders from your office. The details as to this institution have appeared in previous reports. Major L. H. Strother. Eleventh Infantry, is the military instructor. Major Strother is a capable, efficient, and zealous officer, thoroughly well qualified for the position. He is a graduate of the institution. Class of 1S77. This institution is conducted on strictly military lines, closely resembling in the details of life and duty of the cadets the United States Military Academy. The battalion of cadets was in camp at date of inspection. I reviewed the liattalion which presented an excellent appearance. Cadets are well set up, commands properly given, distances good, and step accurate in both quick and double time. There were 14 cadet officers and 206 men present at inspection. There were 6 men alisent from inspection, all on furlough. 79 THE BOMB MILITARY INSTRUCTION Battalion and comjiany drills in close and extended order were well executed. A battalion drill in Butts ' lanual of Physical Exercise was executed to music and extremely well done. Ceremonies, guard mount, and dress parade were fine. Arms and accoutrements are in good condition. Uniforms neat and well fitting. I inspected the camp of the battalion which was in extremely good con- dition. Guard duty is properly performed. The entire conduct of this institution is worthy of the highest praise from a military point of ' iew. Its graduates are fitted for commissions in the Army, and it would be a great gain to the service if a fixed number of appoint- ments of Second Lieutenants in the Army — say fi ' e per year — could be assigned to this institution, to be awarded on the recommendation of the faculty. 80 thorough and complete a course of military study and discipline should be recognized by the government. I desire to recommend for appointment as a Second Lieutenant in the LTnited States Army Cadet Captain L. H. McAdow, first class, ' irginia Military Institute. Cadet McAdow desires the appointment. He has been a cadet here for four years and is rated by the faculty as first in military proficiency. He would, in my judgment, make an e.xcellent officer. The arms at present used are jthe cadet rifle, cal. .4.5. This institu- tion should be furnished S. B. L. rifles, cal. .30. and two modern breech loading field pieces in order that instruction may be up to date. There are no field pieces belonging to the United States at the institution, and artillery drill has been dispensed with on account of lack of proper guns. The theoretical instruction conforms to the requirements of G, 0., 94, A. G. 0., series of 1902. ' ery respectfully, (Sig.) S. C. Mills, Colonel, I iispector-Generul. I will attempt to give an outline of the discipline during the four years of Cadetship. The course of military instruction commences when the new cadet returns from the Quartermaster ' s with his cap and white gloves. Under the careful attention of a non-commissioned oflicer he is drilled twice a day for three weeks in the " School of the Soldier " and the " School of the Squad. " 80 THE BOMB MILITARY INSTRUCTION The constant practice and final perfection of these details, coupled with " Setting up Exercises " that soon follow, have a marked effect upon the recruit. By this time his knowledge of tactics is such that will permit a position in the company. All during this time dress parade is held every day at sunset and continued throughout the year. Company drill is continued for about two weeks, and then the four com- panies form a battalion, which is drilled in all formations and extended order until the winter months pre ' ent. During the winter the drills are continued in a spacious gymnasium, the fourth class having gymnasium work besides attending the drill in Butts ' Manual with the battalion. Also about two weeks is devoted to Aiming and Sighting drill and estimating distances. On the advent of spring the fourth class resumes squad drill, the third class is organized into a signal corps, while the second class comprises a bat- tery of two platoons, each containing three pieces. The first class has instruction in Topography and Military Field Engineering, which is followed by company and battalion drill, which soon puts the battalion in perfect condition. This routine continues until the sununer furlough in ,June, which is preceded by two weeks ' encampment. The interior discipline of barracks is composed of four divisions, each tinder the control of a tactical officer and cadet captain, and all under direct charge of the Commandant. Ciuard Mount is held every morning before the academic duties begin. From 6.00 a.m. until Taps at 10.00 p.m. the Corps is always occupied. The routine goes on from day to day. and in four years the recruit is developed into a man. fully capable of facing the broad difliculties of life, either civil or martial. THE BOMB COL. L. H. STROTHER Col. Lewis Harvie Strother COl ONEL LEWIS HARVIE STROTHER, (Major) U. S. Infantry, f;;rachiatecl at the Virginia Military Institute in 1877. Appointed Second Lieutenant, First Infantry, September, 1879. Graduated at the Infantry and Cavalry School in 1885. Promoted to First Lieutenant, First Infantry, September, 1885. Captain, First Infantry, April, 1898. Transferred to Twenty-Second Infantry, January, 1899. Transferred from Twenty-Second to Twenty-Sixth Infantry, April, 1903. Promoted to Major, Eleventh Infantry, April, 1903. Detailed as Military Instructor at the Virginia Military Institute, 1902. Regimental Quartermaster, August, 1880, to March, 1882, and May, 1887, to August, 1888. Regimental Adjutant, March, 1889, to August, 1890. Major, Engineer Officers, May, 1898. Hon- orably discharged from Volunteers, May, 1899. Lieutenant-Colonel, Thirty- Second U. S. V. Infantry, July, 1899. Honorably mustered out of Volunteers, May, 1901. Aide-de-Camp to Major-(!eneral Merritt from January, 1895, to May, 1898. THE BOMB COMPANY " A " ft Company ' A ' Sponso; — , lis ; Xki.l Hrockenbrough Russell Jajies, Captain R. Y. Conrad, First Lieutenant ' J. M. Marshall, Jr , Seeond Lieutenant J. C. Snead, First Sergeant Slttherland Serijeants Ellett Blow Study Co porals Lyerly Tate Montgomery Privates Adoue Earle Herman Offutt Anderson Edwards Hewson Owen Bader Erck HiR.ST Paul Bailey Face Hunter, C. Rankin Barksdale FiCKES Hunter, G. Robertson Biedler Faulk Kimberley Redmond Brown, J. Floyd Loop Spragins Brown, S. GOMBERT McCreery Stafford Campbell Gunnell McCoRMICK Tabb Carr Hancock, A. MiNNIGERODE Ward Daniels Hancock, H. Newman Wells Davant Harrington NiCHOLLS Wilson 87 THE BOMB COMPANY " B " Company ' ' B ' ' Sponsor — Miss Ros.v V. Smith Kexneth S. Perkins, Captain M. L. Craighill, Lieutenant R. A. Moriso.v, Second Lieutenant B. Lyerly, First Sergeant Sergeants Leftwich O ' Reilly Adams Morris Corporals Johnson Rowe TOWNES Bagley Barnes Brooke Byrd Camp Chajibers Converse Dance Davenport DiGGS Doyle Drury ' Dinlap Elebash Engleman Ferrell Eraser Fudge Fulton Gentry- GlFFEX Greer Johns Jones JUDD Lewis Lowe Meader Major L lone Marston Morgan Paul Paxton Perkins Peyton POLACK Pollock Powell Prager Robertson Sebrell Sheridan Taliaferro, Taliaferro, Taylor Townsend Wen Winston Yost k THE BOMB COMPANY " C Company " C ' Sponsor — Miss Elizabeth Moxtcastle Chestek H. Loop, Captain tH. V. T. Eglix. Firxt Lieutenant H. T. Carlton-, Second Lieutenant A. G. Campbell, First Sergeant Sergeants Schneider COCKRELL Corporals Jones Prirates Allen Baird Bridges Britton Burroughs Ca.skie Carter Chambliss Chen Chew Dashiell Dekle Dewev Dockery DOSTER Dunbar Dravton Dykeman Edwards Effinger Eraser Farish Garcia Gay Gordon Harwood Harrison Johnson Grant LaMont Lathrop Langstaff Lindsey Malone Makkham Me( redv Millner Nash Peek Plants POAGUE Percivall Quisenberry Piddick RiDDICK Saunders Smith Schmidt Sydnor ' IRDEN Wen White Whitney Wilson, C. Wilson, J. ■ Lieut. U. S. An t Promoted to Capta 91 THE BOMB COMPANY " D ' Company ' D " Spoiiaur — .Miss ilAin CIk.weli RoKER J. Martin, Captain F. B. Steele, Firt;! Lieutenant H. W. Bowles, Second Lieutenan L. H. Phister, First Sergeant DODSON Sergeants Nottingham Taylor Corporals McKrsirK Kain Gill Adams Astin Bain Barrett Bell BOGART Bond Brooke Brown Camp Charlton Cox Daniel DeVault Dexter DONNAN Duncan DOCKERY Fraser Fray Green Headley- HOBSON Jarvis Johnson Jones Jones Massie Macdonald Morgan OwSLEY ' Pierce Rankin Reilly- ROELOFS Saunders Scott Smith St. Clair Tho.mso.n Taliaferro Travers Wi( kham Wolfe ZUFALL THE BOMB ' THE DAYS OF ' 61 ' THE DAYS OF ' 61 THE BOMB " THE DAYS OF ' 61 " The Days of ' 61 " As I sit before the firelight in A retrospective mood. And smoke my pipe in silence To ease the solitude My mind liegins to wander and I find before my eye A picture old and treasured Of the walls of V. M. I. I can see the birave Ijattalion In the uniform of gray, And the grim determination The day we marched away. I can see the Cadets charging And capture every gun, And I catch the martial spirit Of the davs of ' 61 . THE BOMB HEARD IN THE LABORATORY Heard in the Laboratory Said the Cn-stal to the fossil, " You ' re old and out of date. You are far too metamorphosed For a Tertiarj- date. Go seek the Squid and Xautaloid, The Trilobite and Leech, And join your fellow-fauna ( )n the old Primordial l)each. " Said the fossil to the Crystal, " You are by far too rude And show too much assertion For an Isometric cube. You ' re a bore to all first-classmen, And should not feel so warm ; There ' s nothing half so simple As a Holohedral form. " H. W. T. E., ' 05. ■RODENTS " THE BOMB " RODENTS ' Rodents " I remember, I remember My rathood days of j ' ore, The visits of Third classmen They were an a ' n ' ful bore, The ' alwaj ' S found m} ' Xmas box And never failed to play An awful havoc on the cake And take the rest awa} ' . 101 TEAS! THE BOMB TO SUE To Sue My mm sweut heart, my jolie Sue ' ith hair o ' gold and eyes o ' Ijhie And oh! such airy, fairy grace That none, oh none can take the place 0 ' you, o ' you My jolie Sue. M}- own sweetheart, my little Sue, With red, red lips, and heart so true, And such a winning ' witching smile, That all the hours would I beguile. With you, fl-ith you My little Sue. My own sweetheart, my dainty Sue, With small, small waist, and tiny shoe, I turn my head when you cross the street. But oh, those tiny, tiny feet Is ' t you? Is ' t 3 ' ou? My dainty Sue. My own sweetheart, nu ' own dear Sue, How oft ' , how oft ' , I think of you. And wonder if, as days go b} ' . In vain I ' ll l ong and dream and sigh, For you, for j ' ou. My 0A Ti dear Sue. My jolie, little, daint} ' Sue, Is ' t Ijold to say that we two Will wed? And wander ' long love ' s ways. Where birdies sing their sweetest lays, To you, to you. My love, my Sue. My answer? What! So soon! so soon! Methinks she hath read in the moon My love. And framed the answer, yea. To A-erses ■ Titten her to-day It is full soon, O moon, O moon! Whose own sweetheart? My jolie Sue? My vengeance ne ' er can follow you. !My heart, my heart, my heart is broke, I think I ' ll lay me down and " Croak, " You vixen Sue. R. A. M., ' 05-lS. 105 THE BOMB Y. M. C. A. W. R. XiCHOLs President E. R. Sutherland Vice-President C. B. Bell Secretary and Treasurer ALL who understand the pecuUarities of the life in a strictly military institution know that the religious work as conducted in most col- leges and universities must be modified to suit the conditions of the scliool. The compulsory performance of many military duties, short recrea- tion, and almost entire lack of the refining influence of the gentler sex, tends to make the cadet become perhaps careless and thoughtless as to language and morals, and so the V. M. L cadet may sometimes appear irreverent and irreligious to those who do not know him. But notwithstanding the many difficulties which would influence one away from home and religious training, his life, which is spent mostly within the walls of the barrack, is not entirely without religious influence. The Y. M. C. A. in school is an entirely voluntary work. It is run solely by cadets. At the meetings it is the endeavor o f the officers to make the members of all the classes present feel on the same level. Such informality tends to do away with restraint and it is this feeling that makes it easy for the members to speak before the Association. It is the outward demonstra- tion on the part of the cadets themselves that makes the work so successful. The meetings are held regularly twice a week. Sunday night as a rule the programme is made up of cadets. Tuesday night Dr. McBryde, pastor of the Episcopal Church in Lexington, conducts a Bible Reading Class. From time to time other ministers of the town come down to speak to the Association. In fact, much interest is taken in the Y. M. C. A. work in the institute by the pastors of the town, by the Superintendent, as well as by members of the Faculty. 100 THE BOMB Y. M. C A. The Association was established in the institute in 18S2, and twenty- two years of experience goes to show that it does more toward inducing a cadet to continue his home religious training than any other influence under which he may be brought. Connected with the association and run pretty much entirely by some of its members are two Bible classes. These classes meet everj- Sunday morning to go over together the daily readings of the preceding week. This year one class is studying the Life of Christ, and the other class is studying the Life and Works of Christ. The text-books used may be changed from year to year. Through the visits of traveling secretaries and by sending delegates to the State Convention ever} ' year the Association in the institute is kept in constant touch with the work and growth of the Y. l. C. A. in other parts of the country. At the State Convention this j-ear ' . L L was represented by Messrs. R. J. Martin, W. R. Nichols, E. A. Saunders, G. Harrison and J. H. Adoue. THE BOMB THE ROANOKE TRIP The Roanoke Trip THE Corps was agreeabl} ' surprised and ])leased when it was allowed to accompany the team to Roanoke Thanksgiving for the annual foot- ball game with V. P. I. Thanksgiving Day came at last and A -ith much tooting of horns and other blowing off of superfluous steam boarded our Special for Roanoke. There we were greeted bj a large number of the natives and Y. P. I. cadets, and after handing out a few samples of our restrained powers we streamed up to the Hotel Roanoke; having there deposited our goods and chattels, we started out to see the town. As is always the case with " Keydets, " we soon learned more about Roanoke than the natives ever •ndll know, but got rather hungry in doing so and repaired again to the hotel for feed. The time was now approaching for the game, and having put away all the food in sight, we were ready to go out and do all that was in us to win it. The battalion was formed on Jefferson Street and marched directly to the grounds. Here a good crowd had already collected, and we were very much pleased to see a large number of V. M. I. supporters both in the grandstand and on the side lines. The Virginia College girls were right there ■with the goods. They presented a very picturesque appearance dressed in white and beribboned and bespangled with various and sundr} V. M. I. decorations. We were assigned our place on the side lines and prepared for our part of the coming struggle. The teams soon came on the field and after some snappy practice lined up for the " Kick-off. " On comparing the two scpiads we soon saw that we were up against it. While our team was good, and we knew it, they did not present an uniformly large appearance, while all of V. P. I. ' s men were heavj ' and their team, on the whole, was much the stronger of the two. I won ' t go into a detailed account of the game. We of the side lines did our part, and when we saw a pair of Red, White and Yellow legs twinkling toward our goal, we set up a yell that startled Roanoke ' s present prosperity. Y. P. I. scored a touchdown in the latter part of the first half and kicked 109 THE BOMB THE ROANOKE TRIP goal, placing the score 6 — 5 in their fa ' or; this did not worry iis a bit, and we were confident of seeing a few things in the second half. Here, however, the superior weight of V. P. I. began to tell heavily against us. and despite our continuous rooting combined with the desperately- stubborn defense of the team, two more touchdowns were scored against us, placing the final score at 17 — 5. Of course we were disappointed at not winning the game, but we did our best, and the Corps was in every way satisfied with the work of the team. We wish to thank our supporters for their loyal rooting and trust that next year they will ha ' e ample excuse for a celebration after the game. THE BOMB LIBRARY LIBRARY THE BOMB FIRST CLASS BANQUET " mm ' ' - Wily Class Banquet= — 1905 December 31. 1904 10.00 P. M. Hotel Lexington MENU Blue Points on Half Shell Consomme Olives Celery Cranberries Roast Turkey Smithfield Ham Mashed Potatoes Lettuce and Tomato Salad Quail on Toast STAR HE Cigars Cigarettes Dewar ' s Scotch Seltzer 0 all sad words of tongue or pe„, the saddest are " It might have be. 112 THE BOMB TOASTS Toasts Toastmaster, C. H. Loop Our Class H. W. T. Eglin Subs .......... Captain Pearson V. M. I. Girls J. M. Marshall, Jr. Athletics R. James V. M. 1. in 2000 . H. W. Bowles Auld Lang Syne THE BOMB A BUNCH OF VIOLETS A Bunch of Violets Between the leaves of memor_y ' s book, ' Midst the pages of days gone by, I found there pressed and witliered and dead. Something that caused nie to sigh. It was only a bunch of violets, Their fragrance had long since fled; Yet, as I lifted them tenderly. The voice of the past .softly said: " Thou wanderer turn and retrace thy step O ' er the pathwaj of long ago, Refresh thy mind with this picture of time. " I turned, and I looked and ' twas so. By the soft glo ving light of a wintry fire, A gray clad youth and a lass demure. Were sitting, and he was telling a tale, As he looked into eyes so clear and so pure. As he whispered his story, she sweetly said: " I give you these dolets, take them from me. They tell you I love you, and when you see them, Rememlier my thoughts, that are only for you. " Faded and worn are those blossoms now, As they rest ' tween the pages of memory gray. Yet that fireside message still lived for the lad. When he went in the world and battled his way. H. P. Fry, ' 01. 114 THE BOMB HEROES OF THE V. M. I. Heroes of the V. M. I. Notable Achievements of the West Point of the South Bravery in the Civil War Magnificent Charge of the Corps of Cadets at the Battle of New Market. Came to the front during the war with Spain. Prominence gained by its representatives in civil lite Editor Post: In the complete and interesting account given by the Post of the great inaugural parade few omissions or inaccuracies could be detected by the most critical reader. Well merited praise was given in your columns to the many organizations, both military and civic, which contributed in making this grand pageant a perfect success and probably the most imposing military demonstration ever seen in America since the review of General Grant ' s victorious army upon its return to Washington in the spring of 1S65. In one particular, however, your comments regarding the St. John ' s College of Annapolis, Md., were incorrect. You state in reference to this school and its fine cadet battalion that although the military training of its corps was not made a special feature until 1884, still the St. John ' s College " Boasts of a larger percentage of her alumni in the Army. Xavy, Marine Corps, and State Militia than any other college in the country. " As this is a proud boast and an enviable record, allow me. Anthout disparagement to this excellent school and its fine corjis, to challenge the accuracy of this statement. Contests St. John ' s Claim West Point graduates anil cadets will, 1 think, tell you of the many military colleges in the United States, except, of course, our national acade- mies at West Point and Annapolis, there is but one which has been strictly military since its inception. That college is the old Virginia Military Insti- tute of Lexington, " ' a. To her belongs the proud distinction claimed by the St. John ' s College of Annapolis, Md., a precedence won by her uneciualed record in peace and in war. 117 THE BOMB HEROES OF THE V. M. I. From the grailuatcs and alumni of this military college a larger propor- tion of trained officers and soldiers have been furnished to the Army. .Marine Corps, and the National Guard of the United States than any other civic college in America. The origin of the ' irginia Military Institute, it is true, is not so old as that of the St. John ' s College of Annapolis, but its record as a military and technical college will surpass that of any of its competitors. It was founded in 1838 and has for sixty years been trained and matured by West Point graduates and by officers of the United States Army, and well does the result attained in this period demonstrate the value of such training and redound to the credit of its great prototype, the United States Military Academy at West Point. The Mrginia .Military Institute has won for itself the name of " The West Point of the South, " which title West Pointers to-day, with true soldierly gallantry, are ready to concede. Under that great West Pointer and American Soldier. StonewallJackson, its youthful corps was trained and first marched out to do service, in actual war, and thirteen months of active ser •ice, with two skirmishes and one battle can be eml lazoned upon their Ijanners. Heroic Deed at New Market At the battle of Xew .Market on the fifteenth day of .May. 1864. this corps of cadets, 250 strong, charged through grape, sehrapnel, and double shotted canister and captured a six-gun Union battery, losing in this magnificent charge proportionally more of their number than was lost in the famous charge of the 600 at Balaklava. Of this charge a brave Union officer. Captain Franklin E. Town, of Xew York, who was a partici]3ant in the action, has written as follows: Standing on the crest of this slope after a short time I observed a line forming in the ravine at the foot of the hill, which seemed about like a regiment in extent, but so " smart " and " natty " in appearance as instantly to suggest our own pet Seventh Regiment of New York City. They appeared more like militia on parade than troops in campaign. We very soon were able to identify the command as the Battalion of the Mrginia Military Institute, and certainly a more soldierly appearing corps never faced an enemy. After perfecting their alignment, this young regiment advancetl towards our battery. It approached only a short distance, when it halted and turned back toward the ravine. There was no apparent disorder, nor did it sccmu that they were falling back in panic, but rather as if by some change of jilan and in pursuance of orders. lis THE BOMB HEROES OF THE V. M. I. The battalion remained but a short time in the ravine and again advanced. They came on steadily up the slope, swept, as it was, by the fire of these guns. Their line was as perfecth preserved as if on dress parade or in the evolution of a review. As they advanced our guns played with utmost vigor upon their line, at first with schrapnel, then, as they came nearer, with canister, and finally, with double loads of canister. .As the battalion continued to advance our gunners loaded at the last without stopping to sponge, and I think it would have been impossible to eject from six guns more missiles than these boys faced in their wild charge up that hill. But still they advanced steadily, without any sign of faltering. I saw, here and there, a soldier drop from their line and lie where he fell, as his comrades closed up the gaps and passed on. Their pace was increased from a quick step to a double time, and at last to the charge, as through the fire they came on, and up to the guns, which they surrounded and captured, our artillerj men giving way when the bayonets, having passed the guns, were at their breasts. Absorbed in the Spectacle I watched this action from my position but a few yards from the left of the battery and was so absorbed in the spectacle that it did not occur to me that I might possibly be included in the capture until the presence of the enemy between me and the guns brought me to a realization of the circum- stances, and I did not then consider it expedient to remain longer where I was. Historjr abounds in records of attacks and defenses which stir the blood and command the admiration of all who can appreciate manhood, and chivalry, and heroism; but these tales are expected to be written of veterans, seasoned to battle in many campaigns. But when one stops to think that this charge was made by a battalion of young lads, boys, who there earned their spurs of knighthood before their lips were tinted with the down of a coming beard, the action looms up more grandly and gives jjromise of future great achievements of men. who, as boys, could do so well. . s a military spectacle it was most beautiful and as a deed of war it was most grand. I don ' t believe the history of war contains the record of a deed more chivalrous, more daring, or more honorable than the charge of these boys to a ictorJ- which veterans might well boast. THE BOMB HEROES OF THE V. M. I. Record Through the War In this bitter struggle of civil war nearly every alumnus of the college was an officer or a soldier. To the Southern Army the Virginia Military Institute furnished many of its officers, including one Adjutant-General to the Commander-in-Chief, Robert E. Lee, two General Chiefs of Artillery, five Major-Generals, twenty Brigadier-Generals, ninety Colonels, seventy-one Lieutenant-Colonels, 109 Majors, 196 Captains, and hundreds of minor officers and soldiers. To the Union Army went one Brigadier-General, one Colonel, four Lieutenant-Colonels, and many others whose records were lost. Stonewall Jackson used this old corps, first at Harpers Ferry, at Rich- mond, and in the valley of Virginia, and in General Lee ' s army they served, at intervals, as drill masters and officers, and also in the trenches around Richmond. But now they have buried those great leaders of the rebellion under the shadow of Virginia ' s everlasting hills, as they have also the cause and the enmities for which they fought, and the mortal remains of these two great soldicr.s, Lee and Jackson, are watched (n-cr by the present corps lying within the sound of their bugles and evening gun, awaiting the judgment day. It is true that some may say that these boys were then rebels, and that such records should not be perpetuated or boasted of, but in the pride of our nationality, let us remember that they were and are still Americans, and e ' ery true American can but feel a thrill of pride when he contemplates such valor regardless of the cause for which they fought and gave up their j ' outhful lives. What Has Been Done Since But in regard to the boast of St. John ' s College it will be asked, " What has the V. M. L done since that entitles them to claim any preference or distinction? " The rosters of the United States Army and of the Virginia Military Institute will show that since 1865 this coUege has furnished to our regular Army, Navy, and Marine Corps from its alumni nearly 100 officers, including two Lieutenant-Colonels, five Majors, eleven Captains, three Lieutenant- Commanders, and a long list of first and Second Lieutenants. In the present Cadet Corps of West Point and Annapolis, which marched in the inaugural parade, some twenty young officers have first worn the gray uniform of the Mrginia Military Institute. In the Marine Corps a similar list of oflScers from its ahunni can be found. But in the Spanish-American war, when the 120 THE BOMB HEROES OF THE V. M. I. services of trained soldiers was needed l3y the country, practically every alumnus who was physically qualified applied for service, and there were mustered into the great volunteer Army of the United States from the graduates of Virginia Military Institute one Brigadier-General, five Colonels, two Lieutenant-Colonels, nine Majors, twenty-nine Captains, and an unknown number of First and Second Lieutenants. Again in the National Guard of the United States the Militia of many States, particularly in the South, are commanded by Mrginia Military Institute alumni. Of tliese. there are eight Adjutant-Generals, two Inspector- Generals, two Major-Generals, six Brigadier-Generals, one Surgeon-General, fifteen Colonels, seven Lieutenant-Colonels, nine Majors, thirty-six Captains, w ith fifty or more First and Second Lieutenants who are ready to gi -e their services to their country when called upon. Victories in Civil War In ci ■il life in the administration of State and National Government the alumni of the Virginia Military Institute shows no less distinguished record. To the National Congress she has given five Senators, and fourteen Representatives; to the Executive Departments one Minister to China, one Solicitor-General, one Fish Commissioner, six Foreign Consuls, and many officers to the Coast and Geodetic Survey; to the State Governments two Governors, fifty-five Judges, 102 Members of the Legislature, and many other State officers. In the development of this and other countries the Virginia Military Institute has also established an enviable record. Her roster shows fourteen Presidents and General Managers of great railways, six Managers of city railways, and a host of civil, mining, mechanical, and electrical engineers. In law, literature, and art it would be only prolonging the list to attempt to recite them, but in the great educational w-ork of this country the alumni of this College includes fourteen college Presidents, 125 college Professors, and 271 Assistant Professors. And this record is all from a roll of 1S4;5 graduates and about 5500 matriculates. With such a record of service and efficiency the pride which this old corps takes in its past, and the consciousness of being ever ready to repeat its record for the benefit of their country in the future, renders their claim 121 THE BOMB HEROES OF THE V. M. I. for precedence at least pardonable, for the pride of a soldier and his esprit de corps is the very essence of his efficiency. If then the St. John ' s College can surpass and show a better record in peace and war than that of the i ginia Military Institute, the Mrginia Military Institute will be the first to concede them the honor of which you state they boast. " Palman qui meruit ferat. " An Alumnus. THE BOMB CLASS SONGS, 1905 Class Songs, 1905 (Tune: Heidelberg.) Here ' s to the Class of Xineteen-five; Here ' s to the Purple and Gold, Here ' s to our classmates strong and true To the colors that they uphold. Long may they live and spread lier fame, May her memory never die; Here ' s to the glory of her name Here ' s to old V. yi. 1. Old Nineteen-five, old Nineteen-five, Our memories long dll hold The name of each and every one On our dear old class roll. Where ' er we meet, on land or sea, In near or foreign clime. Like brothers true we ' ll grip the hand As in days of Auld Lang Syne ; AMth friendship true we ' ll grip the hand For sake of Auld I ang Svne. M. L. C., ' 05. (Tune: Rah! For the Black and Blue. — Johns Hopkins.) I. Come captains bold and haughty, Come lieutenants and raise a cheer, Come ]iri ' ates with your don ' t care looks. (_ ' onie classmates, have no fear; Come all ye men of this dear class And help to drain the bowl. We ' ll sing the praise of old Naught-five, The Purple and the Gold. Choku.s. Hah! For Naught-five, boys; JoUiest liunch alive, boys. All know the hell we raise, ' e ' ll take one of wine, boys; We ' ll feel sublime, boys, To ' 05 give the praise. 124 THE BOMB CLASS SONGS, 1905 II. The years we ' ve spent together Are the happiest of life ; The years so full of gladness, The j ' ears with pleasure rife. We ' ll think when we are gray, Ijoys Of days at V. M. I. Of days we ' ve sung togetlier And never kneAV a sigh. R. A. M , ' 05. (Tune: The Last Rose of Summer.) I. On the niutli night of Decemlier, And the air was cold as hell; ' Twas a night we all remember AVith the Sentry ' s " All is well! " Twas the night we had a gathering Of all of ' OS ' s brave, And we charged the sleeping barrack With noise to rouse tlie grave. Chorus. " Ee-ee-ee, " said ancient Billy. " Bosh, " said " Naughty-five. " " Do you want fire-works for breakfast? And -n-ill you take them a la ve? " II. On the twelfth day of December, Just in front of Jackson Hall, We had not one defender, Yet, they could not us appall. They imprisoned us in all their might And made us P. T. ' s pace; But of all the memories of that night Not one can tliey erase. — Chorus. R. A. M., ' 05. 125 THE BOMB THE GRADUATE ELECT w THE BOMB THE GRADUATE-ELECT The Graduate-Elect With " Cits " and " Dip " of sheepskin rare, A new suit case, what need I care, For empty honors. Stand or Fame, Grant me but this, — M3 ' humble name. Upon a Dip to certify A graduate of V. M. I. II. Beyond the final ' s pageantry, A citizen in " Cits " I see. My uniform I ' ll lay aside And face the cruel world so vdde, With " Cits " and " Dip. " H. W. T. E., ' 05. 127 THE BOMB THE CADET DIALECTIC LITERARY SOCIETY The Cadet Dialectic Literary Society G. F. GuNNELL, ' 06 President C. B. Bell, ' 06 Vice-President L. Dekle, ' 07 Secretary A. H. Erck, ' OS Treasurer THE Cadet Dialectic Literary Society is the only society among the Cadets of the Institute. Formerly there were two societies — The Cadet and Dialectic — but these combined into the present society se " eral years ago. The object of the Cadet Dialectic Literary Society is, as its name implies, to make cadets able to speak and read in public if ever called upon to do so. The society has a large room in barrack where all its meetings are held. The society is presided over by a President, assisted by a Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant-at-Arms. These officers are elected annually from the different classes, the only provision being that the nominees for offices shall have been members of the society for at least one year, with the exception of the Treasurer. The President is elected from the First Class, Vice-President and Sergeant-at-Arms from the Second Class, Secretary from the Third Class, and Treasurer from the Fourth Class. These officers, with the exception of the Treasurer, are elected in June of each year and assume their duties the following September. 128 THE BOMB THE CADET DIALECTIC LITERARY SOCIETY Meetings are held every Saturday night from immediately after first inspection until tattoo. At these meetings different cadets address the societ} on subjects given them at the previous meeting, while others take part in a debate on some important subject of the day. About once a month the society gives what is called a " Set-up. " At this meeting the members are all treated to plenty of ice cream, cake, etc., and all have a good time generally. At finals one night is given for the final celebration of the society. This meeting is held in the Jackson Memorial Hall and the public are invited to be present. Gold medals are offered Isy the societ} ' for the best declaimer, debater, orator, and reader. Cadets who are not members of the societj- but who are thinking of becoming members are always A-elcomed to its meetings. G. E. GUXNELL, ' 06. THE BOMB ' MORGAN ' ATHLETICS THE BOMB ATHLETIC OFFICERS Athletic Officers Athletic Executive Committee from Faculty X. 13. Tucker President H. C. Ford Vice-President M. B. Corse Secretary-Treasurer H. P. Howard Medical Adriser From Cadets R. James, ' 05 A. B. Taliaferro, ' 06 W. Riley, ' 07 R. W. Massie, ' 08 Football R. Ja.mes, ' 05 Captain M. L. Craighill, ' 05 Manager L. H. Phister, ' 06 Assistant Manager W. V. Roper (Princeton) Coach Baseball R. Y. Coxrad, ' 05 Captain R. a. Owex, ' 05 Manager R. S. DoDsox, ' 06 Assistant Manager W. W. Roper (Princeton) Coach Gymnasium Team M. I.. Craighill, ' 05 Captain K. S. Perkixs, ' 05 Manager J. S. Adkissox (U. Va.) Instructor Track Team R. .Iames, ' 05 Captain R. a. Morisox, ' 05 Manager J. S. Adkissox (U. Va.) Coach 135 THE BOMB ENTITLED TO THE MONOGRAMS Entitled to the Monogram5 James, ' 05 Steele, ' 05 " 1 MORISON, ' 05 Conrad, ' 05 Football, ' 04. Red Sweater Taliaferko, B., ' 00 DODSON, ' 06 Caffee, ' 06 Riley, ' 07 Massie, ' OS Beckner, ' 07 Etheridge, ' 07 Stude, ' 07 Pace, ' 07 FRASEFi, D., ' 07 Baseball, ' 04. Red Sweater, Yellow Border Conrad, ' 05 Atwill, ' 06 Tall ferro, B., ' 06 GOODLOE, ' 06 Phaser, G , ' 00 Sebrell, ' 07 Track Team, ' 04. White Sweater Mecredy, ' 06 Craighill, ' 05 Gymnasium, ' 04 James, ' 05 Wharton, ' 05 THE BOMB ATHLETICS Athletics This year ' s Athletics has been Icept up to the mark b}- hard work and plenty of it — that is, as much of it as conditions so often told of in former Bombs have allowed. We will not enumerate these obstacles which the Y. M. I. has to surmount, except to state that they are now just as difficult as ever. With scarce three hundred men to pick from we put teams on the field that hold their own among the Ijest institutions in this part of the country. At the opening of the football season this fall we were very much handi- capped by the return of only three of last j ' ear ' s men, one of whom had not made the team. The entire back field along with the greater part of the line had graduated and consecjuently Coach Roper had a practically green scjuad to pick from. But with hard •ork and old V. M. I. spirit our team was well up to the notch and was considered one of the best she has ever produced. Owing to the fact that the schedule was the hardest a V. M. I. team has been up against in the past years, the team ' s work was simply great. To show this, she put three men on the All Southern, and we all know what that means. The prospects in Baseball were much better to start with than in foot- ball, as nearly the whole of last year ' s team returned. The schedule here is even more of a proposition than in football, and despite much of the hard luck we are having, hope to come out to the good in the end. Gymnasium and Track Work ha ' e been unavoidably interfered with by the above two branches, l)ut with all of last year ' s team back there is much to hope for. Athletics has received the accustomed support of the corps, and with the prospects in view for next year, cracking good teams ought to be turned out. 137 THE BOMB FOOTBALL Foot Ball Team, 1904-1905 R. Jajies, ' 05 Captain. M. L. Ckaighill, ' 05 Manager L. H. Phister, ' 0(3 Assistant Manager W W. RoPEH, (Princeton) Coach E. H. Johnson, ' 04 _4,„„,„ ■ (. , E. F. G. Doyle, ' 04 Line-up Steele, ' 05 Right End Pace, ' 07 Right Tackle Stude, ' 07 Right Guard Riley, ' 07 Center Eraser, D., ' 07 Left Guard Ethridge, ' 07 Left Tackle MoRisoN, ' 05 Left End Taliaferro, B., ' 06 Quarter-back Beckner, ' 07 Right Halfback Jambs, ' 05 Fullback Massie, ' 08 Left Halfback Substitutes Conrad, ' 05 C ' affee, ' 06 DODSON, ' 06 Graves, ' 07 THE BOMB BASEBALL Base Ball R. Y. Conrad, ' 05 Captain R. A. Owen, ' 05 Manager R. S. DoDSON, ' 06 Assistant Manager H. W. Bowles, ' 05 Official Scorer W. W. Roper, (Princeton) Coach Team, 1905 De ' AULT, ' 07 Pitcher GooDLOE, ' 06 Catcher Talia ferro, B., ' 06 First Base Fraser, G., ' 06 Second Base Gordon, ' 07 Third Base Sebrell, ' 07 Short -stop Conrad, ' 05 Center Field Pollock, ' 08 Left Field Atwill, ' 06 Right Field GYMNASIUM Gymnasium Team, 1905 M. L. CiiAiGHiLi., ' 05 Captain K. S. Perkins, ' 05 Manmjer J. S. Atkisson (U. Va.) Instructor James, ' 05 MonisoN, ' 05 Wharton, ' 05 HOBSON, ' 05 Caffee, ' 06 Nichols, ' 06 Charlton, ' 07 Maukham, ' 07 Loop, J., ' 07 Barrett, ' 07 Byhd, ' 08 Astin, ' 08 Doyle, J., ' OS Johns, ' 08 THE BOMB TRACK TEAM Track T earn R. James, ' 05 R. A. MoHisox, ' 0.5. . Captain . Manager ROBLOFS, ' 06 Whiting, ' 06 Mecredy, ' 06 Polk, ' 07 Pace, ' 07 Beckner, ' 07 Marshall, A., ' 07 Gill, " 07 Stude, ' 07 Davaxt, ' 06 Duncan, ' 07 Nichols, R., ' 06 Harrison, ' 07 Malone, ' 08 Gentry, ' OS Prager, ' OS Minnegerode, ' 08 SCENES ABOUT BARRACKS ■i " CI THE BOMB ANNOUNCEMENT Announcement Announcement THE FIRST CLASS AMUSEMENT CO. Amusing ENTERTAINING-Scientific This new company, coniiirisinK all the old time favorites and each a star in his own line, will ajjpear without fail at a nearby date in The LKxix(iTON Auditorium The followin.ii; protiranune will he rendered, subject to change. Act I BOOKER W. AND HOBSON G. In a charming comedy entitled SPEECH IS SILVER— SILENCE IS GOLD also ART OF MUSICAL SWEAR IXCJ EXPLALNED BY MR. BOOKER Act II OWEN A. AND HIS BAND OF MUSICIANS Essay Sweet Music Positively Guaranteed to Make a Noise Act III WILLIS, THE TYPEWRITER EXPERT Takes a Whirl at the Machine, Writes with His Elbows, Nose, and Toes. 151 THE BOMB ANNOUNCEMENT A T I " THRKIXS K., CONRAD 1!.. JAMES R. in " SCIENCE rs. STRENCITH. " In which Caiitain Katski uses Jiu Jitsu in resistinfi ' the persecutions of Boll the Bull and Jesse the Wild Man. Act ' CAMP— CAMP— CAMP— THE CREAT MILITARY CRITIC Gen. J. Camp gives an interesting talk on the latest uses of the micro- scope in treetops while on scouting expeditions. Also the art of free lunch- ing in war time. Act CARLTON H.— BOWLES W. In a military sketch, entitled RISEN FROM THE RANKS or LOWLINES IS YOUNG A: IRITI0N ' S LADDER Act VII MARSHALL J.. TIDE-WATER ' S SWEET SINGER New Songs and Old A rendering of Heidleberg also will be given (if Col. T. does not inform him it is Tattoo Time). Act VIII WHARTON— CRAIGHILL—MORISON— THE LIGHTNING GYMNASTS That Dare-Devil Feat Riding the Ciim Successfully Accomplished in 3 Seconds Wharton — The Human Frog — Teaches the Bull Frog how to Jump Other Phases of Amphibian Life Shown. Act in MONSIEUR F. STEELE— THE FAMOUS FRENCH LINGUIST Fresh from Gay Paree Will Battle for Five Minutes with Words of 6 Syllables. 152 THE BOMB ANNOUNCEMENT Act X EGLIN— KING OF THE GRIDIRON In a one-act farce, entitled FOOTBALL UP TO DATE or HOW I BECAME A STAR The Art of Tackling His Own Man Scientifically Demonstrated. Act XI SEAGOING MERRITT— THE MODERN SINBAD In Tales of an Old Salt. Reveals the Secret of Getting Big Feet bj ' Paddling About on Deck. Act XII HERMAN J., MARTIN R.— THE STERLING ACTORS In Choice Scenes from Merchant of ' enice. Act XIII L. MONT— SOCIETY ' S FA ' ORITE Bewitching — Graceful — Clever In Latest Poses of High Life. Act XIV LOOP C. This Famous Old Man needs no Description. The Most Ancient lan in God ' s Creation. New Revelations of the Filling of the Ark, etc. FlN. LE The Closing Scene of this Uncqualed Programme will be — THE ASSAULT ON FORT BENEDICT In which the Entire Company takes Part and Astounds the Audience with their Bold Daring. Conrad the Bull introduces his famous Water Pail Act. 153 THE BOMB NUT-WORKS Nut -Works Cadet C. (using engineering phrasi-s) — Wliy does Si Perlvins always loaf around Roby after Class? Cadet J. — Because he can ' t-(i)-leave-a-erane. Said a puppy one da_v to his pa : " I iiold all Kidets in awe ; Tliey say in tlie mess hall We are chewed tails and all, It ' s an uncanny feeling, By Gar. " Ci;)lonel S. — .Mr. Camp, if a scout were in the top of a tree for the purpose of surveying the surrounding country, what would he naturally have with him? Cadet Cam]) — Why, a microscope — no, a magnifying glass. First Cadet — Why are mess hall beakfasts so swell ? Second Cadet — Because they put on so much dog. 154 THE BOMB NUT WORKS Coach Doyle (after 565th down) — " All right scrubs — receive the kick at the other end of the field — Quick now — Hurry up — On the jump. " First Cadet — How is the needle bath? Second Cadet — Oh, just sew-sew. Flesh and l;)lood cannot enter the kingdom of heaven, but that does not exclude S]3ider Roby : nothing is said about skin and bones. I looked into her eves .so lilue, I loved her well and that she knew. I tied her shoe — a Xo. 2 I didn ' t hiuTV miicli, would you? Cadet H. — I ' m going to start as a draft clerk in a bank in Danville when I graduate. Cadet M. — Open and shut the windows? (Care to our coffin adds a nail, no douljt, And every grin so merry draws one out.) First Cadet — Do you know that Rev. J. 0. Knott, our new Methodist preacher, always rehearses his sermons on Saturday night ? Second Cadet — No. Why does he? First Cadet — Because he believes that people ought to " Practice what they preach. " First Cadet — Why do the leaves in front of barracks turn crimson in the fall? Second Cadet — Because there are so many bare limbs around. Hocky — Mr. B., how do you get a cjuantity of ammonia gas? Cadet B. — By heating up animal matter. Hocky — But suppose you want an enormous ciuantity. Cadet B. — Oh! Heat uj) an elephant. Cadet M. — S]3eaking about jesters — I caught a joker the other night. Cadet J. — How? Cadet ' SI. — Playing euchre. 155 THE BOMB NUT-WORKS Cadet 0. — What will James do about sniokiiiii when he dies? Smoking is not known in heaven. Miller — I guess he will go to Hell and smoke. Conrad — 8ay. Heine, let me see your extrados. First Cadet — Do you know Nutz ' s dogs are not thoroughbreds? They are part bear. Second Cadet — What part is bare, their feet? A young man asked a maid to wed. " Go ask pa, " the maiden said. Tlie young man knew her pa was dead, We also knew the Hfe he ' d led. He understood her when she said, " Go ask pa. " Pole Pop. — Why is it so cold in here? Old Rat — Because it is so cold outside. We take it for granted you ' ve heard Of a custom we think is absurd. Of lioning without reason » Cadets at this season. Now there ' s Spider, liave liim caged, he ' s a Ijird. Miller — Captain, will Hydraulics be any dryer than Bridge Trusses? Captain Roby — It may not be. It ' s the study of water. 166 ON THE HILL THE BOMB COTILLION CLUB Cotillion Club J. M. ilARSHALL, Jn President R. Y. CoxRAD Vice-President Members M. L. Craighill H. W. T. Eglix R. A. MoRisox L. C. LaMon-t K. S. Perkixs C. H Loop J. A. Herman F. B. Steele R. James W. Booker R. J. Martix J. 0. A ' harton R, A. OwEX W. T. Wilms THE BOMB FINAL CELEBRATIONS Final Celebrations CALENDAR Opening Hop, Friday, June 16. Society Hop, Saturday, June 17. Final German, Monday, June 19. Alumni Banquet, Tuesday. June 20. Final Ball, Wednesday, June 21. THE BOMB FINAL GERMAN Final German Leadir J. M. Marshall, Jr. R. James Aftxixtant Leaderf R. Y. COXRAD L. C. La.Mont Opening Figure R. J. Martix W. Booker H. W. T. Eglin R. A. (hvEN J. O. Wharton K. S. Perkins F. B. Steele R. A. Morison J. A. Herman w. T. •ILLIs A. H. Allen THE BOMB FINAL BALL Final Ball, 1905 Tazewell Ellett, Jr President W. G. Fraser Vice-President Marshals E. A. Saunders H. V. ROELOFS G. A. Blow H. E. Mecredy H. W. Davant T. B. Goodloe W. R. Nichols D. AV. Marston J. N. Perry L. S. Nottingham L. H. Phistbr G. H. Whitney C. S. Fudge R. S. DODSON A. G. Campbell M. AV. Caffee W. T. Davant J. A. Nash A. B. Taliaferro C. B. Atwill A. H. Allen A. H. Bell J. C. SXEAD Color Bearers A. yi. Kimberly Schneider, C. G. Committee Sutherland, E. R T. A. Bain J. D. O ' Reilley H. H. ROUNTREE R. F. Irwin R. V. Massie A. Gentry 167 !9?5 OKLAHONA INDIAN ' Territory IS LOCATED ON THE jThis IS a reason why you shouldTravel and Ship your freight via . 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PRICE MACHINERY COMPANY Machinery and Supplies 45 AND 47 COMMERCIAL PLACE p. O. BOX 5fol Old Phone 7°lQ New Phone 188! NORFOLK, VIRGINIA SOUTHERN EXPRESS CO. MONEY ORDERS This Company fll ' Money Orders at all its offices, payable at all express offices i i the cuuiit y, and in Havana, Cuba. l atcs on these Money Orders are s low as the lowest. They can be obt lined in the most convenient manner, and if lost I) oney wiJ be refunded No application is rcq lircd Affords the most convenient way of remitting money to cadets, or for incidental expensos. Operating on 30,001 ' mils of first class routes in the States ol Alabama, Ark n as. District of Columbia, Florida, Georgii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentuck , Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Mis. souri, North Carolina, Ohio, iout Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and W.s. Virginia, and to Havana, Cuba. SOUTHERN EXPRESS CO. H. KRAU SE HEADQUARTERS EOR FINE CONFECTIONERY CANNED GOODS ICE CREAM PHOTOGRAPHS, Etc. 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" •?i .a..i Viaia..i v.v Ki.u iaaa j ia i EVERYBODY who nianfull ' meets the require- ments of worthy citizenship has his burden of hfe to bear, but to none is the burden greater than to students of colleges, for to them, as trained thinkers, is relegated the satisfactory solution of the thousands and one problems of the 20th century; many have aijready been solved bv their fathers, but electricity, wireless telegraphy, liquid air and psy- chic phenomena seem boundless in their possibilities; can you master these mighty subjects young men? If so, can you also master that other subject which your fore-fathers for the last thousand years have made such dismal failure at, we mean the liquor subject? Put on vour studying cap young men and help out this seem- ingly helpless problem, reason logically, be always sure our premises are sound, for on this point your fathers ha e blundered, remember the fact that deductions from false premises are just as logical as deductions from sound premises, but that no real fact ever con- flicts with another real fact; should such conflicts occur with you, remember it is not the fault of facts but your own logic and deductions, in this case go back to first premises, search out your mistake, then let us know if vou don ' t find it about thus — iz — that pure liquor is a good thing properly used, and that bad liquor is a bad thing no matter how used? And further that these undeniable facts suggest the practical policy of licens- ing the sale of pure liquors under wise restrictions and conditions, but prohibiting the sale of impure liquor under all restrictions or conditions? In other words that just such whiskey as STEPTOE ' S CHOICE, pure rye malt seven years old is a benefit and not a curse to man, and that all liquors recommended bv the old reliable firm of W. T. STEPTOE CO., Lynchburg, Va., are good things properly used, and that it is man ' s burden to so use? Address W. €. M tc itoc S. Co. CJ)e Cfjampion ILiquor Qcalrrs HpiuJjtmrg, Va. yrvvrrrcTvr ' -rvrrTTTTTTTTrrTTrr ' T Commencement Invitations and Class Day Programs S IMPI-ES FOR THIS YEAR NOW READY ■ m ' r 100 Wedding Invitations. Engraved and Printed on Per. J =3mr3. t ' 2i £ft jf fectlif White Paper, witn envelope complete, . $7,50 jy lfflfeO AdditwnanOOs 2.25 - me LEADING HOUSE FOR MENUS, DANCE PROCRAMS AND INVITATIONS OF ALL. KINDS Wt have our own Photograph Gallery M OS Chestnut Street, Phlladelpia far Half Tune Fngrauing COMPARE SAMPLES AND PRICES SAMPLE HiniMS FOR TKAVKLING MEN. AND BUS TO ANU FHOM STATION THE LEXINGTON F. H.B ROKENBRAUGH. Pro ' r i e t o r MAIN STREET - LEXINGTON - VIRGINIA SPECIAL FACILITIES FOR CADETS AM) TllEIK TAItEXTS RATKS S2.00 Axn $2 50 im:u day Established ISIX BROOKS BROTHERS Broad vva Cor. 22d St. New York FINE CLOTHING READY-MADE AND MADE TO MEASURE m m English Hats and Haber- Suits of exclusive materials imported especially for our College trade : ; : : : Light and heavy weight long 4 PP dashery ::::::: Shoes for Dress, Street and Coats in new designs : ; : " Pivot " Shooting Coats, Special Suits for Fishing and wt Sporting wear : : : : : New Catalogue complete all equipment for Riding, ■■ with illustrations and prices. Polo or the Hunt ; : : : 11 mailed on request : : : : 2iZ2ftCil C Ci Z ' Ci Z CiZ -j 0f, Z ' ; i C ' f,C-jlC-jl MI 4,ci;oio:5; ; J5::f,:ii Jio : Jio JS; McCRUM DRUG CO. Some of the Articles Handled by us which Cadets use Tobacco, Huyler ' s Candy Hair Brush and Clothes " Brush Tooth and Nail " Brushes Gun Brushes and Pomades Soaps and Perfumes Toilet Articles of all Descriptions We Call Special Attention to Our Soda Fountain KINGAN CO., Ltd. RICHMOND - - - VIRG I N I A PORK and BEEF PACKERS wholesale Dealers in all kinds of MEATS, LARD, CANNED GOODS, BUTTER AND CHEESE Our Brands have been for years the standard of Finest C ualit ' . Buv " Rehable " oods, and you will be sure of having he best Eugene Dietzgen Co. 119 W. 23d Street, New York CHICAGO SAN FRANCISCO NEW ORLEANS Manufacturers and Importers of all kinds of Drawing Materials. Our Gem Union In- struments are the best. Richter ' s Instruments of Precision. TSquares, Triangles, Scales, Slide Rules, Drawing Boards, Drawing, Tracing and Blue Print Papers. We are the Manu- facturers of the cele- brated Vandyke Solar Paper. ESTABLISHED I85I R J. HEIBERGER TAILOR 535 FIFTEENTH STREET opposite u. s. treasury WASHINGTON, D. C. AS I enter my sixteenth year of business and social relations with V. M. I. Cadets, I have no change to announce, in the future 1 will, as I have in the past, do as I wish to be done by. My policy will be as it has been — honest merchandise, fair prices, courteous treatment, no faking, and no misrepresentation. On this platform I have always stood and there you will find me for all time to come. All old Cadets know me, all deal with me. All new Cadets will follow in line after the first visit. handle nothing hut the BEST in Eating, Smoking and cheicing H. O. DOLD A. H. PETTING MANUFACTURER GREEK LETTER FRATERNITY • JEWELRY Temporary Location 213 N. LIBERTY ST., BALTIMORE, MD. Memorandum package sent to any fraternity member through the secretary of his chapter. Special designs and estimates furnished on class pins, rings, medals for athletic meets, etc. Established 1847 Ridabock Co. Cadet Uniforms and Equipments Uniforms, Chevrons, Cips, Gloves, Swords, Belts, Shoulder Straps, Etc. Eq_ii 12 Fourth Ave., New York WORN BY A SOLDIER WE HAVE IT THE NORFOLK RAILWAY AND LIGHT COMPANY NORFOLK, VA. R. LANCASTER WILLIAMS, President E, C. HATHAWAY, Vice-President and General Manager W. J. KEHL, Secretary and Treasurer JAMES E. IRVINE Clothier Tailor and Men ' s F urn is her Charlottesville, Virginia ESTABLISHED 1866 L. G. JAHNKE CO. Successors to L. G. Jalinkt Dealers in Diamonds Watches Clocks and Jewelry M.inufacturers of College and Society Badges. Repairing Fine Watches a Specialty LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA F. L. YOUNG Merchant Tai lor Cor. Washington and Jefferson Sts. LEXINGTON ■■■ VIRGINIA Have a nice stock to select from PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDENTS AND CADETS ARE RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED TO INSPECT THE SUPERIOR FINISH OF PHOTOGRAPHS AT Miley ' s Gallery Twenty-nine Years Photographer TO Graduating Class of V. M. 1. Also Photographer for Half- tones in this Volume Reduced Rates to Students and Cadets Special Terms to Fraternities Classes, and Clubs Hotel Roanoke C. M. Koones Bro. Roanoke, Va. Phone, Call 29 DEALERS IN BEDDING, CARPETS. SHADES, ETC A MODERN UP-TO-DATE HOTEL BEAUTIFULLY LOCATED IN THE S HEALTHFUL SECTION OF VIR- Apy GINIA. :: ;: A DELIGHTFUL RESORT FOR AT LOWEST PRICES SPRING AND SUMMER CORNER JEFFERSON AND FOR TERMS, ETC., ADDRESS Fred E. Foster NELSON STREETS LEXINGTON VA. MASSIE PIERCE LYNCHBURG, VA. Manufacturers of ROUGH AND DRESSED LONG AND SHORT LEAF YELLOW PINE —TIMBERS- FACTORY FLOORING AND ROOFERS : : : FINISHING LUMBER, SHINGLES AND LATH J. W. McCLUNG President G. W. OFFLIGHTER WM. M. McELWEE Vice-Presideat Cashier HERBERT MILEY 7173 The Peoples National Bank LEXINGTON, VA. Printer and Manufacturing " t " Stationer Capital Stock $50,000 We solicit the accounts of Cadets and guar- antee satisfactory service. LEXINGTON. VIRGINIA. WADE, MASTERS CO. S G Pettigrew VK e-AKKV A ..Nt Confectionery Tobacco, LINE OF Candies, Cakes and Crackers, Canned Meats, Tobac- cos, and Cigars, Cigars, Canned Goods, c. Fruits, c. 9 Picture Framing a Specialty LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Jefferson St., Lexington, Va. University College OF Medicine J. ALLISON HODGES, M.D. President PAULUS A. IRVING, M.D. Secretary SEVENTY TEACHERS The Buildings Modern and Convenient The Equipment Ample and Llp-to-Date The Quiz System Fully Developed The Laboratories in Charge of Salaried Specialists The Clinics (Amphitheatre and Bedside) Numerous and Varied The Expenses Moderate The personnel of the Student Body Qood The Record of Graduates before State Boards High |-..r ,44 pag,- C.ualoj;u.-, Acldr WILLIAM R. MILLER. Proctor RICHMOND, VA. Have your clothes made at LYONS CLOTHING COMPANY The only up-to-date tailors in town. We carry a full line of the Celebrated Heman and All America Shoes; Young ' s Hats; a neat line of Shirts, Underwear, Hosiery, Neckwear, Dress Suit Cases, etc. -J J We are agents for Arthur Johnson Co., Athletic, Gymnasium Goods. - J Lyons Clothing Company Tailors, Clothiers ar d Gents ' Furnishers FULL DRESS AND TUXEDO SUITS FOR RENT ESTABLISHED 1835 (garrett Co, NORFOLK, VA. gimcrican Wxwts Specialties ESCAPERNONG VIRGINIA DARE MINNEHAHA POCAHONTAS OLD NORTH STATE BLACKBERRY PAUL GARRETT, SPECIAL DRY SOUTHERN SUNSHINE Write for Descriptive Price List and Booklet. How to Serve Wines Greenlee D. Letcher Attorney at Law Successor lo Lelcher Letcher. Allorneiis Lexington - Virginia Rockbridge Counl Practices in all State and Federal Courts Prompt and Careful Attention given to Co llections Depositions taken. Stenographer and Notary Public in office Sales of Property, and Loans Negotiated Medical C ollege of Virginia. ESTABLISHED 1838 t. U0U15, ifla. ?,in Jfrantisto. iCal. Departments of MEDICINE, DENTISTRY and PHARMACY The Sixty-Eighth Session will commence October I, 1905 Well equipped Laboratories, splendid Hospital Facilities, and abundant Clinical Material, afford excellent opportunities for practical work TUITION FEES AtJD LIVING EXPENSES ARE MODERATE Christopher Tompkins, M.T)., Dean RICHMOND, VIRGINIA J. M. Marshall Co. REAL ESTATE BROKERS: : : : NORFOLK. :: VIRGINIA Room 216, Citizens Bank Building S. B. Phone 945 Main Street Geo. Langstaff. Pres.. Tel. 308 H. M. Orm. V. Pre. . H. W. Rankin, .Sec. Tres. Langstaff -Orm Mfg. Company . ' ( ■ O It F It A T E I) Manufacturers of Lumber, Sash, Doors Blinds, etc. I IV inakf a specialty of lon White Oak Ship Timbers. No. 438 South Second Street P A D UC A H, K V. Of all the Decorators Wm. Kramer LEXINGTON Jt VIRGINIA has no equal in the busi- ness :: :: :: :: :: I The Ball Rooms ot the Virginia Military Institute and the Washington and Lee University show this conclusively :: :; :: Decorations for BaJaars and Fairs a specialty :: fl Always with a full line of Decorations :: :: :: Cut Flowers at all times Quick Work and Terfed Sal- ts faction are Guaranteed C. L. liiefle, Pres. .1. K. Smith. Treas. K. l:. Hincer. Vii-e-Pres. C. W. Caritner. Sec. Crescent Candy Company Ma.nufa.cturing and Jobbing CONFECTIONERS Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Fruits Cakes, Crackers, Nuts, Etc. 112 South Howard Street BALTIMORE - MARYLAND Sole Agents for the famous cAVOLLO CHOCOLATES LEXINGTON HUGH WRICHT, Jirst-Class Teams and Special Rates to Commercial and Traveling cMen Stables in Rear of Lexington Hotel Phone 61 Jackson Jackson Consortal !3[rti6ts i.KxiNxrroN VI R(; INI A TWO STORES Main Street, Adjoixixg Hotel Nelson Street Two of the Best Equipped Barber Shops in the South. Call once and vou will call aoain GIVE US A CALL WHEN IN NEED OF CIGARS CIGARETTES FRUITS, Etc. ALSO ANY MAGAZINE, PERIODICALS OR NEWSPAPERS The Only l ews Stand in the City Lexington News Company Next Door to Lyons Clothing Co. We Have Them! Teams that you would be proud of All the style that you can stand. All the safety that you want. Speedy, Yell-matched teams, that you would not be ashamed of if you had some other fellow ' s sweet- heart with you and were to meet him. Our buggies are not the rattletrap kind, but light, strong, new and kept in perfect order. We call at residences for trunks at any hour and meet all trains. Hold your checks for our prompt delivery of baggage. Palace Livery Stables JOHN J. SHERIDAN, Proprietor Lexington, - VIRGINIA At GORRELL ' S DRUG STORE NELSON STREET Lexington. - VIRGINIA Can be found a Large and Well Assorted Stock of Medicines, Toilet Articles, Stationery, Fancy Goods, and Perfumery CHOICE SODA WATER COCA-COLA Prescriptions Carefully Compounded by Competent Pharmacists Phone 41 ELECTRIC NIGHT BELL Irwin Company MAIN STREET Opposite Presbyterian Church FOR DECORATING YOUR ROOMS Rugs, Druggels. Curtains, Sofa Pillows, Table Covers, etc. FOR ADORNING THE OUTWARD MAN Collars, Cuffs, Handkerchiefs. Socks, Suspenders and Ties ------ FOR REFRESHING THE INNER MAN Everything Good to Eat About Your ' ' WASH " You are interested in getting vour linens laundered in the best manner, satisfactory to you and saving to the gar- ments. We have careful methods and do not use injurious chemicals and thus we make your linen last longer Phone yo Telephone or Send Postal Lexington Steam Laundry NO DANGER Of being " Rammed " if your work is done at THE " Model " Barber Shop CLEANLINESS, ELABORATE FURNISHINGS, AND POLITE AND EFFICIENT SERVICE Make it a favorite with Cadets. Every- thing new and up-to-date H. A. WILLIAMS Proprietor ! Strkkt, - LEXINGTON, y. . -Next rfmir to Bank of Rockbridge J. R. Preiidenl Allen Cue Cnhi, Capital, $100,000 Surplus, $100,000 jftrst i ational Bank ainitrb S latcs Dcpasitarp DANVILLE, VA. Total Resources, 1,425,000.00 w " ONYX " BRAND HOSIERY ' ILL aid y o u to keep step in all t h e walks of life : : : tJAsk for our No. 65 K in Black and Col- ors at 25c. or No. E 310 Lisle in Black and Colors at 50c. : : : The Wear Resisting Kind Fancy Hose in designs that are most A! All Smart Skops exclusive LORD TAYLOR Wholesale Jroadway and 20th Street New York ■ ■ ■ ffiC S) K ' Js ' K KVa J Js ' E. M. PENDLETON Attorney at Laiv Lexington Va. SKREEMER STYLE-COMFORT WEAR -SELLS and SATISFIES Ha Eotoe ' si Finest Billiards and Pool Parlors in the Valley :: g cffcrson trcct Itcrington, tDirginia = THE Monticello Finest Hotel in the South NORFOLK :: VIRGINIA CHAS. H. CONSOLVO, Manager W. C. STUART Bookseller and Stationer J. Hammond Campbell DENTIST AND ALL GOODS BELONGING TO THE STATIONKHV lU ' SINESS LEXINGTON VA. OFFICE First National Bank Building SECOND FLOOR Lexington, Virginia V. M. I. CLiss 1S75 If you wish a fine Diamond or Col- ored Gem, a fine Watch, a damty piece of Jewelry, a fine Clock, piece of China, Cut Glass, or any article made of Silver for Table, Toilet or Desk Be Sure and See Our Stock •A Medals, Badges mid Class Rings for col- li ' f es and schools made to order. Wedding Presents a Specialty Welsh Bro. Co. 5 E. Baltimore St., Ne:ir(lKirlt-s .Sl. Attention 1 make Clothes to Order I Sell Ready-Made Clothing 1 Sell Shoes, Hats, Trunks, Dress Suit Cases. Gents Furnishings of all Kinds Suits Made to Order Guaranteed to Fit Prices Reasonable GIVE ME A CALL MAIN STREET Opposite Court House J. ED. DEAVER Virginia Female Institute FOR GIRLS Situated in the Mountains of Virginia Preparatory and Elective Courses fe2d Session begins September 15 Miss Maria Pendleton Duval Principal Staunton, Virginia Sncrrss,,r In Mrs. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart For the gentlemen of good taste ARMOR WING Front, lYz in. Bac k , 2 - s in. », o ' Shirts, Collars and Cuffs, ASK FOR THEM ( mk t wnaf At all times, you can get any repairing done, and any kind. I am also equipped to do such as skate sharpening at short notice 1 also do fine Watch Repairing and carry a hne of WATCHES, JEWELRY and SOUVENIRS M. J. HESS JEWELER OPPOSITE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Lexington, Virginia

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