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NO. 1. 


Before an expectant mass of 
2,ooo spcctalucs^^^di.jt West 
End Park Saturday afternoon, up- 
on a neutral and fortified gridirom 
the plucky tiger-clad eleven from 
the technic shops of the Eastern 
Alabama hills administered a 
crushing and remorseless reverse to 
the Blackstoiie votaries from histor- 
ic Tuscaloosa. ■ ' yJSBM 
For more than an hotlr before" 
the referee's whistle signalled the 
beginning of the. game an incessant 
stream of anxious admirers of Au- 
burn and the university poured rap- 
idly through the gates of the spa- 
tious enclosure, some filling the 
grand-stand, and bleachers, others 
nrmrrnrrtrrrg-rhc-gTi uind aifd~len7Iing 
each his lusty voice to the concert 
of the vicing rooters' yells. 

Floating over the multitude was 
a confusing array of colors, orange 
and blue and crimson and white, 
bantering widely for supremacy as 
though it were truly symbolic of 
victory in the game to come. 

Greeted by the vibrating shouts 
of a thousand wearers of the or- 
ange and blue, the light Auburn 
team trotted upon the fit... with con- 
fident action, passed the pigskin 
round a circle formed and ran 
through a preliminary signal prac- 
tice, , 

Thirty minutes later the universi- 
ty squad appeared amid inspiring 
ovations from every quarter of the 
field. They presented a heavy, tow- 
ering .aspect of brawn and strength 
that forebode almost certain defeat 
of their foxy kid opponents. But 
whether this aggregation of flesh 
author of the gloomy misgivings 
was an infallible index to their 
showing against the strategy, tac- 
tics and elusiveness of the lighter 
eleven, will later be seen 


Auburn won the toss-up and 
chose to defend the western goal, 
there being not the slightest wind to 
favor either. "Are you ready, Cap- 
tain Smith ? Are yc.u ready Captain 
Forman?" A sharp, quivering whis- 
tle rends the air, and one second 
later the pigskin is tapped with a 
mighty force by Webb of the Au- 
buns and sent reeling through a 
parabola, falling and fumbled by a 
'\ arsity man 35 yards from the cen- 
ter of the field. 'Varsity pounces 
Upon the ball. Sperrie rnakes 3 
yards over left tackle. 

A second attempt through the 
same place fails to gain. Forman 
bucks center, but gets no gain. 
Ball goes over on downs. Lay goes 
over left tackle for 10 yards. Alli- 
son nets 3 yards through center. 
Lay hurdles' line beautifully for 5 
yards. Webb shoots through right 
Uekle for 1 yard. 

On the next play Quarterback 
Smith fumbles and Alabama gets 
the ball. 'Varsity fumbles on the 
first try but recovers, ball with 4 
yards to their good. Forman fails 
through center. Stickney fumbles 

and Auburn falls on ball. Ward 
making a spectacular tumble. Lay 
bucks for 2 yards over right tackle 
and 4 yards through the same place. 
Webb hurdles the line for 5 yards, 
thus placing the ball on Alabama's 
1 -yard line. Allison is given the 
ball and 'ploughs through center for 
the first touch-down. Smith fails 
to lack an easy goal. , 

I . K ; 1 1 T N 1 N G 1 N TE R F ;•: R E N CE. 

•McCorvey kicks off 45. yards and 
Smith behind lightning interference 
returns the ball 15 yavds. Webb 
skirts right end for 6 yards. Lay 
on tandem shift of halves gets 2 
yards. Webb_giics-^U"oun<l left end" 
for 10 yards and would have made 
a long run for a touch-down, but 
tor a beautiful tackle of Forman. 
Lay hits center lor gain of 4 yards. 
Aliison chooses same place for 1 
yard. Lay on tandem play nets 3 
yards over right tackle. Allison 
hurdles center for 2 yards. Pater- 
son lurking in the line is given 
the ball twice for 1 yard each. Al- 
lison retains the ball for a hurdle 
of center for 3 yards. Lay skirts 
right end 4 yards. Webb alternates 
round left end for 20 yards and out 
of bounds. Paterson fumbles and 
the ball is Alabama's. 

Forman bucks for 4 yards. Mc- 
Mahon twice hits center for 1 yard 
each making first down. McCovey 
quarter fumbles, losing 5 yards, but 
retaining ball. A second attempt 
loses 5 yards, but ■„ 6 , u «. a varsity 
man covers the ball. McCorvey 
punts 25 yards to Paterson, who re- 
turns S yards. The ball is brought 
back to the point where it was snap- 
ped for punt and given to Alabama 
on Auburn's holding in the line. 
Stickney fumbles, losing 2 yards. 
McCorvey punts again 25 yards to 
Ward, who advances 5 yards. Webb 
hits left tackle for 2 yards. 
Lay tandems over right 
tackle for eight yards. Webb 
wanders from interference and is 
tackled 4 yards behind the line. 
He repeats his effort and gains 5 
yards around left end. Lay plunges 
over right tackle for 18 yards. Alii 
son makes it goal to gain by 3-yard 
hurdle of center. Paterson from 
line is pushed over for a touch 
clown. Smth kicks goal. 

Score : Auburn' 1 1 , University o, 
five minutes of play remaining of 
the first half. 

McCorvey kicks 35 yards to 
Ward who returns 5. Webb evades 
left end for 10 yards. Paterson 
fails through line. Webb bucks for 
4 yards and Allison follows through 
center with 4 yards and again for 
2. Hill dodges extra behind fast in- 
terference for 5 yards. Webb skirts 
left end for 15 yards and Allison 
hirdles center for a gain of 2 yards. 
Webb fails to gain around left end. 
Mitchell is pulled with great force 
over right tackle a distance of 7 
yards. Webb gets 1 yard round left 
end. Lacey loses 3 in next at- 



~ Techs, Oct. 11— Auburn, 18; 
Techs, 6. > 

University of Alabama, Oct. 18 
— Auburn, 23; Alabama, 0. 
Tulane, Oct. 25. 
University of Louisina, Oct. 27. 
Sewanec, Nov. (V. 
ClemsoivNov. 15. 

University of Georgia, Thanks- 

tempt. Webb for the first time in 
the game punts 25 yards to Ala- 
bama, who line up for play, but 
time is called at the end of the first 

ritory on thT' 10-yard line. 

Score: Auburn 11, University o. 

.. Both teams enter the second half 
with rene'wed energy and detcnui- 
nation, but Auburn is deci dedly the 
faster. Mitchell ot Auburn is sub- 
stituted fox Lay at right half-back, 
Coach Kent wishing to test .Mitch- 
ell, a new man. 

MoCorvey kicks off 50 yards and 
Ward brings back 15 yards. Webb, 
Mitchell and Allison in succession 
hit the line for gains respectively 
of 3, 2 and 4 yards. Webb goes 
round right end for 5 yards. Alli- 
son bucks center for 3 yards. Mitch- 
ell losses 2 yards in attempt around 
left end, but gains- 4 round right 
end. Paterson nets 1 yard over 
right tackle. Smith, quarter, fum- 
bles and Alabama falls on ball. 

Stickney advances 3 yards over 
right tackle/ Alabama's next at- 
tempt is a fumble by McCorvey, but 
gains 2 yards. Forman gets 2 yards 
over left tackle. McCorvey punts 
20 yards, but the ball is again 
brought back on offside play by Au- 
burn. Auburn is again offside and 
penalized 5 yards. McMahon is no 
gain at tackle. Auburn, is again off- 
side and suffers 5 yards penalty. 
McCorvey, quarter, fumbles and re- 
covers ball with no gain. He punts 
20 yards to Smith, who returns 12. 
Lay gets 3 through center. Allison 
fails to gain at same place, but next 
beautifully hurdles line for 7 yards. 
Webb nets no gain at tackle. 
Ward fails and Webb makes long- 
est punt of game, 40 yards, eliciting 
yells by Auburn rooters. Alabama 
is downed in her tackle. Stickney 
hits tackle for 5 yards. .McMahon 
fails in second down. Lodge be- 
hind fine interference blocked Au- 
burn's extra and,, makes a 5-yard 
run, being prevented from a touch- 
down by a pretty tackle of Smith's. 
Stickney gains*! yard- through the 
'inc. Forman fails and makes it 
third down, 4 yards to gain. Mc- 
Corvey punts 20 yards to Smith, 
who brings back 3. Allison again 
hurdles the line for a gain of 44 
yards. Webb fails and Allison an- 
ncxts 2 yards over center. Paterson 
fails through line and fumbles on 
second attempt. Webb recovering 
the ball. Allison is sent whirling 
uhrough a wagon opening in Tusca- 
loosa's line, gives Forman an effec- 
tive stiff arm and cleverly eludes 
McCorvey, sprinting down an open 
field for the longest and most spec- 
tacular run of the game, a touch- 
down over a measure of 75 yards. 

A tumultuos uproar follows and 
the rooters of the orange and blue 
are busied for five minutes collect- 
ing and readjusting their apparel. 
Smith kicks a second goal. 

Score : Auburn 1 7, University 0/ 


McCorvey kicks 45 yards. Webb 
gg&glg 30 yards in a superb run. be- 
hind improvised interference. 
Mitchell takes an opening through 
left guard for 4 yards. Paterson 
gets 2 through line. Lacy fails to 
gain. Webb annexes 1 yard more. 
^Just here Auburn executes a suc- 
cessful trick play which netted 10 
yards. Quarterback Smith punted 
obliquely. Ward quickly onsiding 

ball' with a g;*r^^¥£:.^±r_ 

W'ebb makes 1 yard and'Auburn is 
given 5 yards on Alabama's offside. 
Webb rounds right end for 20 
yards. Paterson twice successfully 
piakes 3 yards and Allison annexes 
2 thF(High---cc4Vicr. M itched, on 
double pass from Smith to Pater- 
son, nets 8 yards. "Mitchell gels 7 
over tackle. Next attempt is a fum- 
ble with goal to gain and second 
down. Webb hits, the line for 2 
yards, and Allison, by hurdle of 
center, plants ball behind goal posts 
for the fourth and last touch-down 
of the game. Smith kicks an easy 

core: Auburn 23, University o. 
One minute and a half of play in 
second half remains. McCorvey 
l icks 35 yards to Hill, who falls on 
ball. Webb skirls right end 18 
yards. Mitchell loses 2 yards in an 
attempt at tackle, and Allison fails 
though line, which has taken an im- 
pervious brace. Webb punts 30 
yards and time is up with the ball 
in Alabama's territory. 

Final score, Auburn 23 ; Univer- 
sity, o. 


As the diagram and detailed ac- 
count of the game will show, Tus- 
caloosa was utterly unable to with- 
stand the terrific rushes and bucks, 
wheels and skirts of the light, 
speedy Auburn team. From the 
first kick-off, when Auburn could 
be seen to dash across the field with 
an almost vicious determination and 
down a University lad in his tracks, 
it could be easily seen that the crim- 
son and wdiite was deplorably out- 
classed. Then, too, when the ball 
went immediately over on downs to 
the dreadful, solid wall of the Au- 
burnites, things looked most dark 
and omnious for the 'V arsity and its 
proud followers. But last of all, 
when Auburn seized the ball and 
lined up with characteristic alacrity, 
which was supposed to have been 
lost this year at least, and made one 
fierce onslaught upon the ponderous 
line of the crimson and white which 
itself seemed stupefied at the. piteous 
gap made among thhemselves, then 
it was that 700 mouths were sur- 
reptitiously hushed and an equal 
number of waving colors yet damp 
with enthusiasm was drooping in 
desperate hopelessness. 


Lay exhibited veteran qualties in 
bucking the line, Webb shot around 
each end with impunity sometimes 
alternating, sometimes drubbing 
and boxing the same end with ruth- 
less wantonness, while Allison with 
leonine ability and fearlessness hur- 
dled safely time after time the Uni- 
versity line. Captain Smith played 
a masterly - game," handled the ball 
accurately and tossed it to the right 
place, and despite his meager expe- 
rience he was never disconcerted. 
Three out of four goals is also no 
slouch record. Coach Kent and as- 
sistant Harvey say they have an 
excellant man in Smith and will bet- 
ter him 50 per cent, before the sea- 
son is over. 

As has been oft repeated, the fault 
of the Auburn team is the slowness 
in calling signals, especially notable 
when one remembers how in previ- 
ous years the eleven were recover- 
ing from their former play with the 
signal already given and never mis- 
taken before the positions were as- 
sumed for the following play. 

The university team displayed 
several faults. They will have j 
learn to hold the ball when in their 
possession, "cut out" so many fum- 
bles and use ingenuity and tactics 
in the real battle. They could never 
untangle the steady, repeated, 
straightforward plays of the Au- 
burns however frequently they re- 
curred. Their material is splendid 
and it is hoped that before the next 
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Saturday's line-up. 
The following was the line-up in 
Saturday's game : 

Auburn. Position. University. 

Merkle center .. . .Grauade 

Pierce 7" . . .right .guard'. : . . . ..Lett 
Elmer . . , 1 . .leffrguarcfc . Arrfngton — 

i I ill right tackle. . . . Peavey 

Lacey left tackle Daniel 

Ward righ end Sherril] 

Patterson . . . .left end Podge 

Smith (capt) .quarter. .McCorvey 
Pay ....right half back' .. Stickney 

Mitchell .right half back 

W'ebb . . . .left half back . McMahon 
Allison .. . full back . Forman (capt) 


The following is the schedule of 
the two teams for the season : Au- 
burn vs. Tulane I'niversitv, Octo- 
ber 25 in New ( Means ; Auburn vs. 
University of Louisiana, October 
27, in New Orleans ; Auburn vs. Se- 
wanee, November 6, in Birming- 
ham; Auburn vs. Clemsou, Novem- 
ber 15, at Auburn; Auburn vs. Uni- 
versity of Georgia, Thanksgiving 
Day in Atlanta. 

University vs. University of 
Georgia, November 1, in Birming- 
ham ; University vs. Agricultural 
and Mechanical College of Missis- 
sippi, November 8, in Tuskaloosa; 
University vs. University of Texas, 
November 18, in Tuskaloosa; Uni- 
versity vs. Georgia Techs, Thanks- 
giving Day in Birmingham • Uni- 
versity vs. Louisiana Uuiversity, 
November 29. in Tuskaloosa. 


Captain Zack P. Smith, Jr., of 
the Auburn team, is a son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Zack P. Smith, of this 
city. He is in his junior year at the 
Polytechnic, having entered the 
sophomore class last term. He is 
a hard student and very fond of 
athletics, as his record on the grid- 
iron shows. He secured his prelim- 
inary education in the public 
schools, the High School, and the 
University High School. He is not 
as far advanced as he would have 
been because of sickness, having 
lost over a year at the most impor- 
tant time. Several other Birming- 
ham boys came up with the team, 
among them being Henley Smith, 
Sam Ledbetter, Tom Catchings, 
Clarence Ballard, J. C. Nelson, J. 
D. Elliott and Charles Peed, of Au- 
burn, and John Denson, of Tuska- 
loosa. — Birmingham N e w s . 

The Tuscaloosa-Auburn Game. 

Hefore the game was well begun, 
Some one asked: "Can Allison run?" 
Before the game was fairly clone, 
Exclaimed some one: "Can't Allison 

Well, yes; I shouldn't like to say 
How much he helped to win the day, 
For every man played well his part, 
Which made it a go from the start. 

A goose egg to the foe, for dinner, 

('Twas Auburn's lay, 

I'm proud to say) 
Tusca. loser, Auburn winner. 
So has it been since '94, 
So may it be forever more. 

6e - 

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W> KuiAN Society — T. A. Cald- 
well, President; J. H. Childs, .Secretary. 

WlRT Society— J. R. Searcy, Presi- 
• • '■' feifi Secretary. . — 

— Y^-M-. C. A.-J. R. Searcy, President. 

Athletic Advisory Board -Tom 
Bragg. .President ; J. D. Walker, Vice- 
President; J. R. Rembert, Secretary: 
H. Hiden, Treasurer. 

Football Team— Z. P. Smith, Act- 
ing Captain; 0. H. Alford, Business 

Baseball Team— Q. Sorrell, Captain. 
G. B. Hazard, Business Manager. 

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Presbyterian Church- Services second 
Sunday in each month, morning and 
evening. Rev. E. P. Davis, D. D., 
pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a. m. every 
Sunday, Dr. C. A. Cary, Superintendent. 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South— 
; V Oannelly, pastor. C. C. Thatch, 

Sunday School Superintendent. Preach- 
ing, services each Sunday at 11 a. m. 
and 7 p. m. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. 
Devotional Meeting of Epworth League, 
Sunday 6:30 p. m. Prayer Meeting 
Wednesday evening at 7 :3o o'clock. 

Auburn Baptist Church— A. Y. 
Napier. Pastor, Prof. J. F. Duggar, Sun- 
day School Superintendent. Sunday 
School 9:30 a. m. Divine Services 11 a. 
m. and 7 p. m. Young Peoples Union 
4:10 p. m. Ceo. F. Freeman. President. 
Prayer Meeting' 4. p. m. Wednesday 

Protestant Episcopal Holy Innocents 
"Chap.-I-Rev. K. C. Jeter, Priest in 
charge. Services every Sunday at 1 1 a. 
m. and 7 p. m. Holy Communion 7 :i5 
a. m. every Sunday except the first Sun- 
day in each month. Evening prayer, 
every Friday at 4:30 p. m. Sunday 
School 9:30 a. m., S. L. Toomer, Super- 
intendent. 1 

College Y. M. C? A. — Sunday 3 p. m. 
Y. M . C. A. Hall, College Building. 


The .system as inaugurated last 
year by the Senior and Junior 
classes to all appearances worked 
admirably. It is a source of con- 
venience and solid comfort to both 
professor and student. But better 
still, it is a move in the direction to- 
ward building up a sentiment 
among the .students against "crib- 
bing." Such a sentiment is given 

up to be the only expedient remedy 
for the monstrous evil. Our system 
is yet defective, may be, from the 
fact that it is young. We have 
good material in college, the best, 
and it is sincerely hoped that the 
wholesome sentiments will continue 
to grow. Many universities and 
colleges throughout the ' United 
States use the honor system, and 
present living examples of its mcr- 
i.ts. The following clipping ex- 
plains some of its good qualities, 
and how the matter is treated at 

"The only successful campaign 
which has been made against cheat- 
ing in examinations' is in those 
schools where, by one means or an- 
other, the students have been im- 
pressed with a sense of their respon- 
sibility to one another for good be- 
havior. Student sentiment that 
cheating must not go on, it is gen- 
erally agreed.Js the only rule .that, uort 
will cure it. 

"There are colleges which have 
met this "cribbing" problem with al- 
most complete success, notably 
Princeton and' the University of 
Virginia. At Princeton the system 
is very highly developed, and a de- 
scription of just how the matter is 
treated seems worth while. 
mi Jii 'n/nei e "is no ovcr^igfi't of the stu- 
dents while examinations are in 

yourself. Every true college man 
is loyal to his own college in all its 
branches, and glad to make sacri- 
fices to advance its several interests. 
Loyalty aud patriotism mean more, 
far more than mere "words, words, 
words." The Orange and Blue is 
published by the student body, and 
if it is to be a credit to. the A. P, I. 
it's up to all to give the paper whole- 
hearted support. 

Anything at any time any student 
will contribute will be an exhibition 
of his loyalty to this important feat- 
ure of the college. A man who is 
never willing to do anything, but 
from selfish motives, is not worthy 
the name of a man. So please re- 
member that it is your duty to con 
tribute more than a lot of "hot air." 
It is the wish of the editors to make 
the paper better than it has ever 
been in the past,. and to do this we 
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progress. The professor usually ap- 
pears when the examination begins, 
to elucidate any point that may be 
raised concerning the meaning of 
questions which are asked. He then 
goes away, and leaves the janitor 
of the hall to deliver the papers to 
him after they have completed their 
work. The students have perfect 
freedom during the examination 
period to talk to one another, to 
smoke, to get lip, and to walk- 
around or take a stroll on the cam- 
pus and return to their work. 

Princeton's student court. 
"Any case of cheating or suppos- 
ed cheating, whether detected by the 
professor from internal evidence in 
the paper or by the students, is re- 
ported to a student court. The stu- 
dents feel that they have a compact 
with the faculty to prevent all 
cheating, and it is considered per- 
fectly proper for a student to re- 
port such an infraction of the laws, 
just as it would not be considered 
"tattling" for a man to report to 
the police a case of burglary com- 
mitted by his friend. 

"The student court is constituted 
of the four class presidents, and two 
upper classmen chosen by the pres- 
idents — presumably the six most 
popular men in college. They con- 
vene their court when a case is pre- 
sented to them, and hear evidence 
under oath. Their sessions are se- 
cret, and it is never known that 
they are being held unless a verdict 
is made public. 
"The Faculty takes no part in the 

There seems to be a universal an 
of enthusiasm and interest in and 
around the college this year. Thf 
enrollment has already passed the 
four hundred mark, more than ever 
before at this season. ."Auburn" 
has made great progress in the past, 
and all aj^t}^£^ 

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things in the future. 

Everybody seems to be thorough- 
ly in harness, and there are evi- 
dences of new life and progress. 
Under the guidance of a, new pres- 
ident who knows and loves her in- 
terests, "Auburn" will sustain her 
past enviable record and add new 
lustre to her fame. 

deliberations of the court, but when 
the verdict is ready, if it is a verdict 
bf guilty, it is reported to the Fac- 
ulty, with recommendations. Those 
recommendations are invariably 
complied with. This system has 
worked so well that since it was 
adopted there have been but few 
times when the necessity for con- 
vening the student court has aris- 

VVhy not patronize your college 
paper? Is it really because you 
haven't the one dollar to pay for it ? 
If so, then your seeming indiffer- 
ence is excusable. However, you 
arc the rare exception. Any fail- 
ure to take it on a petty excuse is 
unpardonable, disloyal to your col- 
lege, and therefore an injury to 

Our Athletic Advisory Board has 
recently revised its constitution and 
by-laws. Onelmprovemcnt the 
new regulations have over 
the old, is that the president is to 
be a member of the faculty. "Au- 
burn's" high stand in athletics is 
due primarily to the fact that her 
faculty is out-spoken and enthusi- 
astic toward the cause. They are 
in position to do more than any one 
else, and, therefore, it is a wise 
move to have one of the professors 
at the head of this organization. It 
will give it permanency and 

The captain and manager of the 
base ball team are-cr.aking strenuous 
efforts to have a "Varsity" that will 
win victories this year. Already 
they have begun to practice, and the 
material is showing up first rate 
The manager is arranging a sched- 
ule of games which will soon ap- 
pear in the Orange and Blue. In 
our enthusiasm for football let us 
not lose sight of baseball, for it is 
no less a part of our athletics. 

The literary society is always 
conceded to be an important feature 
in college life by those who are cap- 
able of judging its work. Training 
from this source is one of the many 
ways for a man to prepare for a life 
of usefulness. It is encouraging to 
know our societies are improving. 

To the Student Body. 

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The Y. M. C. A. 

The Y. M, C. A. with an increas- 
ed membership begins the year with 
bright prospects, and a happy and 
prosperous season is anticipated. 

Mr. John R. Searcy, of the Senior 
class, is the affable aud efficient 
president and already he has shown 
his ability as a leader, and we are 
sure he will not only maintain the 
past high standard of the associa- 
tion but even excel it. 

At recent Sunday afternoon meet- 
ings we enjoyed talks from several 
of the cadets, and effective ad- 
dresses from President Thach, Rev. 
-Mr. Napier, Rev. Mr. Davis, Dr. 
Gary and Rev. Mr. Jeter. The 
meetings never prove otherwise 
than most pleasant and profitable; 
and every man who attends them is 
stimulated to more faithful and en- 
thusiastic endeavor in every depart- 
ment of cqllege^iid after-life. . 

The course in Bible study has be- 
gun, and as experience has shown 
this course js both instructive and 
helpful. Much good will be done 
if we college men make a systemat- 
ic, devotional and spiritual study 
of the Bible, therefore each man is 
urged to take this course. 

The Ladies Auxiliary has prom- 
ised us a series of "sociables" the 
approaching' winter, to which, of 
course, we' look forward with pleas- 

Boys, come out to the Y. M. C. A. 
meetings on Sunday afternoons and 
give it the support and encourage- 
ment it deserves. With a "long 
pull, a strong pull and a pull all to- 
gether" we can make the associa- 
tion one of the best and most highly 
valued organizations in college. 

H. F. Troutjian. 

Websterian Literary Society. 

The Websterian Society has be- 
gun the year's work in a very groin, 
ising maner: The attendance is 
greater and the members seem to 
show more interest than they did 
last year. 

The officers of the society are as 
follows : 

President— T. A. Caddell. 

Vice-President — John McDuffie. 

Secretary— J. H. Childs. 

Treasurer— W. H. Robinson: 

Critic and Representative on Or- 
ange and lilue— Ceo. F. Freeman. 

Thanksgiving Debater's— J. II. 
Childs, John .McDuffie. 

The subjects discussed are all 
live questions, for instance at the 
last meeting the subject was: "Re- 
solvcdTThat the present methods of 
disfranchising the negro in the 
Southern States are unjust and un- 
constitutional." It was discussed 
with considerable spirit, every mem- 
ber taking part with at least a short 
impromptu speech. It was decided 
by the judges that the affirmative 

Next subject for debate is. "Re- 
solved ; That there should lie a Na- 
tional board of arbitration to settle 
disputes between laborers and cap- 
italists', and that its findings should*, 
he compulsory." 

Affirmative — Caddell. Hood, 

Negative — Freeman, Alsobrook, 


gat Melrose Pate, found at 

Mr. Abe Mitchell, class '82, and 
m ilv have been visiting relatives 
the "loveliest village of the 


Who's a fool? Chronister, un- 
e rKahn& Blnmcnfeld's, Ope- 
ka, cuts hair for 15 cents. 

The Tuscaloosa-Auburn football 
ame at Birmingham on the 18th 
ls t„ was attended by Messrs. Bry- 
jit, Nelson, Schmidt, Elliott, Rob- 
rtson and Chipley. 

Jackson carries a nice line of 
helf ^oods, such as pickles, ol- 

es, canned meats, crackers, 
Kennedy's In-er-seal crackers 
nd calces. 

The friends of Dr. Frazer, P. E., 
Montgomery district M. E. 
lurch, South, regret to learn that 
i C has removed his family to Montr 
romerv. the present location of the 
[istricl parsonage. 

Cajjtain'W- D^Chipley visited his 
jmeancl attended tlie McCleiidon- 
ovington nuptials at'Pensacola on 

Ke 21 si. 

When you want fresh Candies, 
nd the best, go to W. C. Jack- 
on 's. 

The friends of Messrs. Nelson 
nd Bryant, "03, learn with much re- 
ret thai those gentlemen -are not 
oingto return from their homes in 
irniih'gham after their attendance 
ipon the football game in that city. 

Miss Edna Alsohrook has accept- 
d a position in the public school at 
pejiapoka. Her loss is keenly felt 
n the- _ F.pwoTrrrtcagnc; — 

Just received, Nunnally's al- 
mond brittle: also one and two 
pound package goods at Jack- 

Miss Burney, of West Point, Ga., 
as been visiting her brother, Ca- 
det Burney '05. 

The" young people of the Ep worth 
League enjoyed quite a pleasant so- 
cial at the hospitable home of Mr. 
M. T. Culver on the beautiful 
moonlight evening of the 17th: 

Fresh .Nabiscos and Athenas 
ust received at Jackson's; also 
aisins, new crop. 

Messrs. Rutland, Wainwright, 
Stanley and McPherson visited 
heir home in West Point, Ga., on 
lie 17.I1, returning on the 19th. . 

Miss Emma Beall Culver, who is 
bnducting a thriving school at 
5horters, visited home last week. 

Messrs. Thornton, Matson and 
lIcEldery attended theState Fair 
n Birmingham last week. 

Subscribe to your college pa 
>er, boys. You don't know how 
heap it looks to be reading an- 
ther man's Orange and 'Blue. 

The college never fails to take 
ts share of honors in military af- 
! airs, as well as in athletics. We 
earn that the ten prizes awarded 
I the State Fair at Birmingham 
M week live were awarded td old 
M>urii men. The prize .for the 
"hwdual soldier was awarded' to 
¥■ F. Thornton, 03. These facts 
re exceedingly gratifying to the 
"ends of the A. P. I. 

-Ml who attended the oyster sup- 
|« given by the ladies of the Pres- 
yterian church on Friday night 
'"He in their praise of enjoyable 
eatures of the evening. The pro- 
eeds were for the benefit of the 
htireh and we understand netted 
uite a neat sum. 

Wedding Bells. 

Cards are otft announcing the 
marriage of Dr. Ed. Gachett, '92, of 
Memphis, Tenn., to Miss Pearl Ma- 
lone, of Sheffield, Ala. 

We learn that hymeneal bells are 
soon to ring in honor of Mr. Kirk 
Armstrong, '97. 

Mr. Buckalew, of LaFayette, is 
to be married to Miss Whitaker of 
this place. The ceremony takes 
place at the Episcopal church at 
2 130 Wednesday afternoon. 

If cupid continues as agressive in 
the near future as he has of late in 
the past, we may exclaim with the 

"Sweet Auburn, parent of the bliss- 
ful hour, 

Thy vales forlorn confess the ty- 
rant's power." 

Messrs: Younge, II. M., and Mat- 
son visited Opelika on Sunday the 
19th. Orange and Blue is not 
much puzzled in guessing the rea- 
son. This, too, is doubtless some of 
Cupid's work. 

Mr. IF. S. Ploughton, class '98, 
and Miss Mae Powers,, of Tusca- 
loosa, Ala., were united in marriage 
Wednesday afternoon, October 22, 
at the home of the bride. Mr. 
Houghton was instructor in Chem- 
istry for two years in this college, 
and later entered the University to 
study law, completing his course 
there last June. He is a popular 
and rising attorney of Hayneville, 
Ala., and has a host of friends at 
Auburn who congratulate him upon 
winning his bride. 


Doi\'t Forget. 

That I keep musical goods and 
snpplies, and will order anything 
in this linc^thatldiaven't in stock. 

F. D. Lee Taylor. 

The auburn Tigers were in A t- 
lanta yesterday, and by their "decis- 
ive victory over the Tech eleven 
demonstrated that they are the same 
Tigers of yore. In a superior game 
of football for so early in the season 
the Auburn eleven defeated the tex- 
tile team by a score of 18 to 6 be- 
fore 700 enthusiastic college stu- 
dents and their friends. 

In point of weight the two teams 
had a pretty fair standoff, and when 
they arranged themselves upon the 
field between 3 and 4 o'clock there 
were not a few who picked the 
Techs as winners. The Techs are 
a husky looking lot, jand give the 
impression of being first rate foot- 
ball timber. They were the first to 
reach the ground's ami were geeted 
with a rousing cheer by the Tech 
rooters. Auburn came a little later 
and trotted, to the field with a dash 
that has made the Auburn team fa- 

The toss of the coin gave Au- 
burn the kickolf. and Lacv did the 

trick by sending the pigskin " 40 
yards into Tech territory. Brinson 
brought the ball back to yards be-, 
fore he was downed. Straightway 
the textile bovs tried the line of. 
their opponents. The first time 
there was not steam enough back 
of the attack and for several succes- 
sive tries the textile backs ploughed 
through the ranks of the Auburn 
team with net gains of from one 
to eight yards. 

Steady line plunging netted the 
Techs 20 yards, when an offside 
pl ay gave th em an extra io. Da- 


Mr. L. E. Thornton received a 
painful bruise by jumping from the 
train wdiile in -motion at Opelika on 
the 18th. 

Mr. Malcolm Yongc is compelled 
to use crutches on account of a 
bruised ankle caused by a falling 
scantling at the veterinary hospital 
on the 18th. 

These gentlemen have the sincere 
hopes of their many friends for their 
speedy recovery. 

The greatest mishap to the stu- 
dent body is that examinations are 
now on hand. 



— . — "Can I see Mrs 

Jones a moment." 

Maid — "Mrs. Jones begs to be 
excused as she is en deshabille." 

Mr. .— "I only wish to 

see her a moment; tell her to 
slip on something and come 
down." So she slipped on the 
top step and came down. 

Mrs. Alabaster Snow — "Why, 
Brudder Jones, I 'clar' ter gra- 
cious, I nebber heard a word of 
your wife's death 'til arter she 
done died." — Ex. 

Little Wilhe (from nursery) — 
"Mamma, Johnny wants half the 

"Well, isn't he entitled to it?" 
. "Yes, but he wants his half in 
the middle." 

This writer is apt to be cold, 
but not coaled. 

Bicycle Supplies. 

I keep constantly on hand Bi- 
cycle supplies and sundries. 
Call on me when you need any- 
thing in this line. 

F. D. Lee Taylor. 

vies hit the line, but fell back with- 
out a gain. Captain Young was 
then given the ball and bucked for 
three and a half. Auburn steadied 
here, realizing that the Techs were 
getting dangerous and held the 
blacksmiths for three downs and 
the ball went over. 

With the ball in her possession, 
Auburn supporters took heart and 
looked to see the ground rapidly re- 
gained. It was not to be, however, 
for with a single gain of two and 
a half yards Auburn fumbled," and 
Tech was on the ball like a flash. 
Captain Young took the ball and 
plunged five yards and followed it 
with three through the center. Da- 
vies was given the ball for an in- 
effectual try, and after three downs 
the ball went over to Auburn again. 
This time Auburn's line had held 
and the Techs couldn't gain. A 25- 
yard run around right end silenced 
the rooters on the Tech side. There 
.was not much doing after this, how- 
ever and after gaining a few yards 
it was the Tech's ball again. 

The Techs had their opponents on 
the defensive. 

Davies, Cannon and Young then 
did some good work in hitting the 
line, and the Auburn goal crept 
slowly toward the Techs. A couple 
of offside plays by Auburn helped 
to bring the Atlanta team some 10 
yards nearer the coveted goal. Af- 
ter taking the ball 25 yards it was 
lost on downs, but after one play- 
was regained again on Allison's 
fumble. 'Young hammered the line 
and it yielded up two and a half 
yards. ■ Snowden tried an end run, 
but was tackled behind the line and 
hurt, lie had to retire from the 
game with a sprained ankle, and 
Shackelford was substituted. 

It looked like the ball was going 
over, and Brinson dropped back for 
a kick. Auburn was overanxious, 
and an offside play gave the Techs 
10 yards. Young hit the line with 

his full weight, and it measured 
about four yards. Davies made an. 
ineffectual try, and then Cannon, in 
same mysterious way, shot through 
the line right over center and can- 
tered down the field for' a touch- 
down, making a 45-yard sprint. 
Quarterback Smith had an opportu- 
nity to nail him, but didn't do it. 
Brinson kicked a goal and the score 
was 6 to o in the Tech's favor, -v/ 
This touchdown served to awak- 
en Auburn and from this point on 
it was a different team that played 
the Tech. With a surprising dash 
the Auburn backs hit the Tech line 
and nearly every time for a gain. 
Auburn kicked off 30 yards and 
soon had the ball and was making 
for a touchdown. In just two min- 
utes after the ball was put in play 
Auburn had scored a touchdown. 
Straight- football, splendid line 
plunging by the backs and a display 
of speed did the work. Smith kick- 
ed goal. The first half ended with 
the score 6 to 6, but the Tech on 
the defensive. 

In the second half the Tech play- 
ed gamely, but was outclassed. Au- 
burn's backs played way behind the 
line and they came charging into 
the line and around the end with 
locomotive speed. 

The fierce play of Auburn and 
their merciless attack told on the 
Tech men. Young had to retire 
from the game and Markert like- 
wise was hors du football. Two 
touchdowns -were made in this half. 
Ward getting one and Allison the 
other. The final score was 18 to 6. 

Allison, Ward, Webb, Patterson 
all did star work for Auburn. Can- 
non and Yourig played good games 
for the Tech. All things consider- 
so early in the season. Coach Kent 
expressed himself as' entirely satis- 

it is only the men wdio can express 
their thoughts in a clear forcible 
manner than can hope to lead in 
any vocation of life. Realizing this- 
fact, they are also beginning to see 
that the literary society is the only- 
place where they can develop this 

At the first meeting of the societv 
for the session there was a larger 
and more appreciative attendance 
than" -usual, the membership being 
increased by several more than it 
was last year. 

Perhaps it would not be amiss to 
give some points of information in 
reference to the society. 

There are no restrictions as to 
membership, except ..that 'applicants 
must be regularly matriculated stu- 
dents of the A. P. I., wdio bear a 
good moral character. The fee is 
one dollar for an entire scholastic 
year. By the proposed- coristitution- 

lianges, it is intended to ret 


tied, While coach Andrce said he 
was in no way disappointed and in 
another week would make remarka- 
ble improvement in the team. Au- 
burn had had longer practice and 
it told in their favor. . 

The following is the way the 
teams played : 

Auburn — Patterson, left end ; 
Lacey, left tackle; Venable and Net- 
tles, left guard ; Merkle, center : El- 
mer and Moore, right guard ; Hill, 
right tackle; Ffaynie, right end; 
Ward, right half; Mitchell and 
Webb, left half ; Allison and Eich- 
berger, full back ; Smith captain and 

Tech— Snowden and Shackel- 
ford, left end; Motz, left tackle; 
B. Moore left guard; Markert and 
Butler, center; Cornwell, right 
guard ; Kinnard and Gregg, right 
tackle ; Wagner, right end ; Cannon, 
right half ; Davies, left half ; Young 
and Bell, full back; Brinson, quar- 

The halves were 25 minutes each 
and the officials were W. R. Tiche- 
nor, referee ; Clyde Bishop, umpire. 
-Atlanta .1 

the attendance of the membership 
and increase the ' interest \in She 
work by such measure as will secure 
those ends. 

On the ev.ening of the 18th the 
members of the society, to gether 
with some of the honorary mem- 
bers, enjoyed an informal banquet. 
It is the intention of the society to 
give these for its .members from 
time to time during the session, and 
from the interest manifested at t hi ~ 
one, it*is not assuming too much 
to say that these affairs will be: very- 
pleasant to all. 

The society at a recent meeting 
elected two speakers for the deb;;: 
ing contest against our Websierian 
friend, which .takes place on 
Thanksgiving. This honor was 
conferred , upon Messrs. Hawkins 
-an d Tisdalc. — Tlie— rgpntat ion that 
these gentlemen have seems to 
promise that the Websierian oratory 
will pay for their victory— if they 
win it. 

The meetings of the society are 
regularly on Saturday evenings, at 
7 :45, and all students will be wel- 
comed with the greatest cordiality. 

J. R. Searcy. 


Wirt Literary Society. 

As a result of the increased in- 
terest in society work and the en- 
thusiasm with which things are gen- 
erally undertaken this session, the 
Wirt Society, in keeping with the 
spirit of the institution, has taken 
on new life and has caught inspira- 
tion from the advancement which 
pervades all lines of college work 
this year. ' - 

It is quite gratifying to the vete- 
ran members of the society, as 
well as to the faculty, to learn that 
the "rats" are taking an interest in 
the development of the proper use 
of their tongues as well as of their 
bodies and minds. Boys are, in a 
sense, waking up to the fact that 
• -. 


The firms that have advertise- 
ments in our college paper de- 
serve your patronage and it is 
your nuty to patronize them. 
They will do their best to accom- 
modate you in every way possi- 
ble. They have shown their 
good will toward our college by 
advertising in these coin inns, 
and we should certainly do the 
same toward them by throwing 
in their way all the business 
that we can. 

Business Manager. 

We have received and read with 
pleasure the following college pub- 
lications so far. We are grateful 
for this remembrance on the part of 
our contemporaries, and we gladly 
exchange paper with them. We 
would like to exchange with other 
colleges if they wish to do so: 

The Davidson College Magazine. 

The Michigan Agricultural Col- 
lege Record. 

Tlie Crimson and White, Tusca - 
loosa, Ala. 

The Crimson and White, Gordon 
Institute, Barnesville, Ga. 

The Olive and Blue, Tulane. 

Cumberland Tennnessce Univer- 
sity Weeklv. 

L. S. I '."Reveille. 

Red and Black, Athens, Ga. 

The Sewanee Purple. 

The Central News, Louisville. 

The Wofford College Journal. 
The Hustler, Yanderbilt. 
The University of Tennessee 

The Opelika Post. 

Recent Accessions to the Library. 

Henry W. Longfellow. — By 
George R. Carpenter. 

Ralph Waldo Ernerson. — By. F. 
B. Sanborn. 

James Fenimore Cooper. — By W. 
B. S. Clymer. 

Louis Agassiz. — By Alice B. 

I'hssess S. - Grant. — By Owen 

John G. Whittier.— By M. A. 
DeWplfe Howe. 

Adam Duncan (Lord Camper- 
down ) .—By H. W. Wilson. 

John Henry, Cardinal Newman. 
— By Waller & Barrow. 

Stephen A| Douglas. — By Wil- 
liam Garrott Brown. 

Washington Irving. — By H. W. 


Samuel de Champlain, — By H. D. 
Sedgwick, Jr. 

Alexander Hamilton. — By Cha-s. 
A. Conant. 

iKiieral Grant. — By James G. 
■Wilson. , 

General Sheridan. — By Henry E. 

General Meade. — By Isaac R. 

General Sherman. — By M. F. 
Farce. . . 

Owen Glyndwr. — By A. G. 
Bradley. ]"3J 

Eh Edward Jenks. 
Henry \\— By C. L. Kingsford. 
M liaeval Rome. — : Bv William 
. Mill.-r. 

Wales.— By O. M. Edwards. 
! .rad Putnam. — By W. F. Liv- 

Boxing. — •]!.' R. G. Allanson- 

Pioneers of Southern Literature.- 
—By S. A. Link. 

James Russell Lowell: A liiogra- 
.\th>- — B. v Hj E. Scudder C2_voL)... 
oniemus.' — I'>y Will S. Monroe. 

Pestalozzi. — By A. Pinloche. 

Nature's Miracles. — By FJisha 
Gray ( 3 vol.). 

Correggio. — Bv Estelle M. 

Landseer-. — By Estelle M. Hurll. 
VbrJesungen neher mathemat- 
Phvsilr.— By F. Neumann (7 


Southern Poetry Prior to i860. 
— By S. E. Bradshaw. 

Commodore Paul Jones. — By 
Cyrus T. Brady. 

Paul Jones. — By Hutchins 

From Ocean to Ocean. — By J. 
W. G. Walker. 

Father Hecker. — By Henry D. 
Sedgwick, Jr. 

Patriotic Eloquence of the Span- 
' ish-American War. — Fulton and 

Constantinople.— By Edmondo 
de Amicis. 

Modern Athens. — By George 

George Eliot. — By Clara Thomp- 

General Forrest.— By ). H. Ma- 


S :n in Germany— By Ray S'tan- 
• nard Baker. 

< iraphical Analysis of Roof Trus- 
, ; sets - -By C. E. Greene. 

tie Statesman's Yearbook for 
iygt. . • 

Up fr< .1 Slavery: An Autobiog- 
raphy.— By Booker T. Washing- 
ton. - '*• 

Westminster Review, vols 48-8} 

Dorothy Vernon of Hidden Hall. 
— ( has. Major. 

Spinning Tops. — John Perry. 

Common Sense of the Exact 
Sciences.— By W. K. Clifford. 

( Hd-Time Gardens. — By Alice 
Morse Earle. 

Eternal City. — By HarhCaine. 

Correspondence and Public Pa- 
pers of John Jay.— Edited by H. P. 
Johnston (4 vol.). 

Men and Letters. — By Herbert 

Histor o." the English Lan- 
guage. — O. F. Emerson. 

The Man from Glengarry. — Bv 
Ralph Connor (Chas. W. Gordon). 

The Valley of Decision. — By 
Edith Wharton (2 vol.). 

Engineering Chemistry. — By F. 
B. Stillman. 

Elements of Physical Chemistry. 
— H. C. Jones. 

Donations to the Museum Since 
tne Close of Last Session. 

• Ashes from Mt. Pelee, collected 
from deck of British ship Roddam 
by Mr. St. John 

Brick from Spanish fort at 27- 
mile bluff above Mobile, by Mr. St. 

Collection of crude rubber, show- 
ing steps in manufacture, by H. P. 
Howell. T 

Fossils and minerals collected in 
North Alabama by George F. Free- 
man. % 

Fossils collected near Montgom- 
ery by Patterson. 

Fossils from Tacoma, Fla., by 
Mrs. Mathews. 

Grinding rock used by Indians, 
by Edwin L. Reese. 

Indian arrow heads, by Air. Ed- 
win L. Reese. 

Spear head, by J. H. Hare. 

Scottish heather, by Mrs. Milne. 

Shells and cartridges found on 
battle field on San Juan, by J. A. 

Snake by Paul Rigney. 

Head of'Soft Shell Turtle, by O. 
D. Alsobrooks. 

Large double pineapple, by Prof. 
B. B. Ross. 

Snake, lizzard and alcoholic spec- 
imen of fruits, by George F. Free- 

One-Sided Education 

A few weeks ago, in a Pennsyl- 
vania college, the professor of bot- 
any requested each student to bring 
into his class on the morrow a com- 
plete dandelion plant— root, stem, 
leaves and flowers. In this class 
was a young man, a sophomore, 
considered above the "average as a 
student in languages and mathe- 
matical studies, who lives in one of 
the Atlantic cities, who did not 
know what plant was meant by dan- 

This may be an extreme illustra- 
tion of how many children are 
trained and how little they know of 
natural objects, but many others of 
a similar character could be cited. 
Few college students from- the cities 
know our common/trees, by sight. 
Comparatively few country boys 
know the names of any grasses ex- 
cept timothy and orchard grass. 
The common mammals they may 
know by name, but few know the 
names of the birds about them. 

Under the elective system now in 
vogue in our colleges a man may 
graduate from almost any intsitu- 
tion, never having studied for an 
hour chemistry, botany, geology, 
zoology or any other science which 
treats of nature. It is scarcely too 
much to say that such graduates are 
not fitted for any position as leaders 
in modern life. 

In Porto Rico a year ago a cler- 
gyman who had made a tour of the 
island was asked if he had seen the 
coffee plants. He replied that he 
had, and that they were annuals, 
about the size of tomato plants ! 
And yet this man went to the is- 
land that he might be informed 
about it and its people. His early 
education had been defective and he 
could not observe. 

Without some knowledge of 
chemistry it is impossible for one 
to read any good modern book, 
journal or paper. Our civilization 
is built on chemical knowledge. So. 
also, because our age is so material, 
one needs some knowledge of 
plants, minerals and animals. If 
these subjects should be pursued by 
youth in general, how much more- 
important are they for boys and 
girls in the country ! A present dif- 
ficulty Is that few teachers, compar- 
atively speaking, know encugh of 
botany, geology or zoology to give 
any intelligent instruction in the 
branches. They have been trained 
in language and mathematics, but 
science has been slighted. If they 
attempt any instruction at all, it 
is from a textbook, and science is 
not to be learned from books. Think 
of reading of a dandelion in a text- 
book and not knowing it by sight. — 

Take Adantage of the Societies. 

In this season of the college year, 
when football seems to offer the 
field for the most glorious victo- 
ries, too much can not be said in 
favor of the literary societies. Vic- 
tory upon the rostrum, where mind, 
feason and eloquence constitute the 
power, is just as glorious as victory 
upon the gridiron, where muscle, 
weight, acivity, courage and self- 
control are the necessary qualities 
for success. The literary societies 
offer great opportunities for devel- 
opment in thought and in speech, 
and the proper use of the advan- 
tages connected with them afford 
ample preparation for contesting in 
a field in which victory is most hon- 

The societies ought to be attend- 
ed regularly. By not attending and 
making use of these advantages ot 
this department of the college, op- 
portunities will be lost which can 
never be regained. College should 
be attended with the single purpose 
of making the most of it. After 
graduation it will be too late to 
realize the advantages offered. 
Isn't it wise, isn't it a matter of 
common sense, to develop every fac- 
ulty possessed? It can not be de- 
public is a most desirable attain- 
ment, and this, is within the reach 
of every student of this college. It 
is not expected that all should" be- 
come Daniel. Websters or -Henry 
Clays, but it is possible for almost 
every, student to learn to speak be- 
fore the public with some degree 
of case and. fluency. 

The literary societies have so far 
had_ some interesting meetings and 
are just in shape to do good work. 
Meetings should be held every Sat- 
urday. Interest seems to lag when 
even one night goes by without a 

Prof. W. S. Cox, of College 
Park, Ga., an alumnus of this col- 
lege, proposes to offer a prize for 
'he best debater from the different 
colleges in the State. Arrange- 
ments have been made for a meet- 
ing of the representatives from all 
the literary societies of Auburn, the 
University, Greensboro, and How- 
ard College in Montgomery this 
week. The organization of the In- 
ter-Collegiate Oratorical Associa- 
tion will be perfected and arrange- 
ments will be made for the first 
contest, which will likely be next 
spring. This movement is most 
commendable and<*tr uuM receive en- 
couragement from the whole stu- 
dent body. • 


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Alabama Polytechnic Institute 

(A. & M. COLLEGE; 

Auburn, Alabama 

C6urse:of Instruction. -The courses of instruction include the Physical 
Chemical and Natural Sciences, with th ir applications: Agih uUiiiv. Mechanic 
nStfoTimny, .M'ath.-nialics, Civil and Electrical ..Engineering Drawing, Engifi 
Erench, German and Latin Languages, History, Political Economy, MentalSc 
ence, Physiology, Veterinary Sci' nee and Pharmacy. 

Laboratory Instruction.— Laboratory instruction ami practical work are 
given in the following departments: I. Chemistry. II. Engineering, Field Work 
Surveying, etc. III. Agriculture. IV. Botany. V. Mineralogy. VI. Jliolow 
VII. Technical Drawing. VIII. Mechanic Arts. IX. Physics. - \. Electriclli XI. Veterinary Science.. XII. Mechanical Engineering: XII] 

LOCATION. The College is located in the town of Auburn, sixty miles east of 
Montgorrrerv T-on-trreiinB of the Western Railroad. 

BOARDING.— The College has no barracks or djjnjdtqries. and the stu-Lnis 
hoard with the families of tne town of Auburn, and tliu'seujoy all ihe protecting 
and beneficial influences of the family circle. 

Expenses.-- There Is no charge for tuition. Incidental fee per hall session 
S2.50;' Library fee per half session, Si co ; Surgeon's fee per half. session, J 2 50' 
Board per month, $9 50 to S'5 00. 

- These fees are payable $6.0. on matriculation arid $6.00 on February 1st. 

CHAKLES C. THACH, M. A., I'kksidrxt. 

Alumni Notes. 

J. D. Elliott, of the class '02, has 
recently received an appointment in 
the United States army, and is now 
at Auburn preparing for examina- 

C. A. Collins, of '02, has resigned 
his position as Post in Chemistry to 
accept a place as meat inspector in 

Kingston, ( la., ( Jctobcr 19. — 
Captain A. F. Woolley, a veteran 
who served with distinction 
throughout the civil w ar. died at his 
home in North Georgia (Jctobcr 10. 
He was first honor graduate. in the 
first class that graduated at Auburn 
College in 1800. It was there he 
met and afterwards married Miss 
Augusta Elizabeth Jordan, sister of 
Mrs. M. P. Swanson of Montgom- 
ery, lie is survived by a son, Mr. 
A. F. YVolley, of Mexico City, and 
Mrs. Charles Pkchford of Atlanta, 

Mr. Alex Mitchell of Jackson- 
ville. Fla., who graduated in the 
class with Professor B. B. Ross, 
has recently been on a visit to his 
aunt of Auburn. He is one of the 
charter members of the A. T. O. 
fraternity here. He is at the head 
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