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Year 1905-6. 

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Persons wishing to receive the College Catalogue, 
or desiring any information concerning the College 
or its work, may address 

E. W. SILVESTER, President, 
. Maryland Agricultural College, 
V, College Park, Maryland. 

C. & p. Telephone, Hyattsville 43. 
Telegraph Station, Hyattsville, Md. 
Express OflBce, College Station. B. & O. R. K. 

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Board of Trustees. 


HON. EDWIN WARFIELD, Governor, President of the Board 

HON. GORDON T. ATKINSON, M.D., Comptroller of the Treasury. 

HON. WM. SHEPARD BRYAN, Attorney-General. 

HON. MURRAY VANDIVER, State Treasurer. 

HON. SPENCER C. JONES, President of the Senate. 

HON. GEORGE Y. EVERHART, M.D., Speaker of the House of Delegates. 





DR. RICHARD S. HILL, Upper Marlboro, Md. 

CHARLES H. STANLEY, Esq., Laurel, Md. 

B. GITTINGS MERR^MAN, Esq., Cockeysvllle, Md. 

J. HAROLD WALSH, Esq., Upper Falls, Md. 



C. J. PURNELL, Esq., Snow Hill, Md. 

^ HON. DAVID SEIBERT, Clear Spring, Md. 
O ROBERT GRAIN, Esq., Baltimore, Md. 


CHARLES A. COUNCILMAN, Esq.. Glyndon, Md. 
J. M. MUNROE, Esq., Anne Arundel Co., Md. 
HON. CHARLES H. EVANS, Baltimore, Md. 














Standing Committees of the Board of Trustees. 












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Officers and Faculty of Instruction. 


President and Professor of Mathematics. 

Vice-President and Professor of Lang-uages. 

Commandant of Cadets. 

H. B. McDonnell, b.s., m.d.. 

Professor of Chemistry and State Chemist. 


Professor of Agriculture. 


Professor Emeritus of Horticulture. 

Professor of Veterinary Science. 


Professor of Physics and Civil Engineering. 

Professor of English and Civics, and Librarian. 

Director of PhysicalJCulture and Instructor in Public Speaking. 

Professor of Mechanical Engineering. 

■" , ' J. B. S. NORTON, M.S., 

Professor of Vegetable Pathology and Botany, 
and State Pathologist. 

T. B. SYMONS, M.S., 
Professor of Entomology and State Entomologist. 

W. N. HUTT, B.S.A., 
Professor of Horticulture and State Horticulturist. 


Principal of Preparatory Department, 
Secretary of the Faculty. 

Assistants in College Work. 

Assistant in Mechanical Department. 

Instructor in Animal Industry. 

^ Assistant in Chemistry. 

E. P. W AliXiSf M.S.) 
Assistant in Agriculture. 

E. F. GARNER, M.E., 
Assistant in Mechanical Department. 

S. B. SHAW, B.S., 
Assistant in Horticulture. 

Calendar for 1905-1906. 

Assistants in State Work, 

Assistant in Vegetable Pathology, Botany and Entomology. 

R. H. ICERR, B.S., 
Assistant in Chemistry. 

Assistant in Chemistry. 

A. B. GAHAN, B.S., 
Assistant in Entomology and Yegetabl* Pathology. 

R. P. CHOATE, M.E., 
Assistant in Chemistry. 

A. A. PARKER, B.S., 
, Assistant in Chemistry. 

Other Officers, 

Registrar and Treasurer. 


Surgeon. , .... 

Stenographer and Typewriter. 


• E.C. GBEEN, 


Executive Cl«rk. 


September 19th and 20th— Entrance Examinations. 

Thursday, September 2l8t, 1 P. M.— College Work Begins. 

Friday, October 13th— Meeting of Board of Trustees. 

Friday, December 8th— Meeting of Board of Trustees. 

Thursday, December Zlst, noon— First Term Ends. 

Thursday, December 2l8t, noon, to Tuesday, January 2d, noon- 
Christmas Holidays. 


Tuesday, January 2d, noon— Second Term Begins. 
Friday, March 9th— Meeting of Board of Trustees. 
Friday, March 23d— Second Term Ends. 


Monday, March 26— Third Term Begins. 

Wednesday, April 11th, noon, to Tuesday, April 17th, 1 P. M.— 
Easter Holidays. 

June 4th to 9th— Final Examinations. 

Friday, June 8th— Meeting of Board of Trustees. ' 

Sunday, June 10th— Baccalaureate Sermon. 

Monday, June 11th— Class Day. 

Tuesday, June 12th— Alumni Day. 

Wednesday, June 13th, 11 A. M.— Commencement Day Exercises. 

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Historical Sketch. 

The Maryland Agricultural College was incorporated by an Act of 
the General Assembly of Maryland, dated March 6, 1856, at a time when 
but one other such institution existed in the United States. Its express 
purpose was defined to be, "To instruct the youthful student in those arts 
and sciences indispensable to successful agricultural pursuit." Under 
the charter thus granted to a party of public spirited private individuals, 
the original college building was erected, and its doors opened to students 
in the fall of 1859. For three years it was conducted as a private insti- 
tution, but in 1862 the Congress of the United States, recognizing the 
valuable work in the cause of practical education which such colleges 
could achieve for the country, passed the "Land grant Act," providing 
for the establishment and maintenance of agricultural colleges, by apply- 
ing for that purpose a proportionate amount of unclaimed Western land, 
in place of scrip, to each State and Territory in the Union. This grant 
having been formally accepted by the General Assembly of Maryland, and 
the Maryland Agricultural College being named as the beneficiary of the 
grant, the College thus became, in part at least, a State Institution and such 
it is at the present time. "** *^ 

In 1887 the Federal Congress passed a second important act in aid 
of the agricultural interests, appropriating |15,000 a year for the estab- 
lishment and maintenance of agricultural experiment stations. The 
Maryland Station was located on the College farm, and was made a de- 
partment of the College. In 1892 the Board of Trustees so far separat- 
ed it from the College as to put it under a special Director, who is imme- 
diately responsible to the Board. The function of the Experiment Sta- 
tion is the investigation of those agricultural problems of most interest 
and concern to the farmers of the State, and the publication and dissemi- 
nation of the results of such experiments in the form of bulletins, for 
the information and guidance of those interested in agriculture. Since 
the organization of the Experiment Station, its influence has steadily in- 
creased, and its sphere of usefulness has constantly widened, until it is 
now a well recognized factor in the agricultural development of Maryland. 

Once more, in 1892 the Federal Government came to the aid of the 
agricultural and mechanical colleges. By the act of Congress of that year 
an annual appropriation of $15,000, to be increased by $1,000 each year 
until the sum of $25,000 was reached, was granted each State, to be ap- 
plied to the further equipment and support of these colleges. The pri- 
mary object of this legislation was the development of the departments of 
agriculture and the mechanic arts, and the branches kindred thereto. 
Maryland, as was the case in all the States of the South, in order to comply 
withthetermsof the Act of Congress, divided this fund between the State 
Agricultural College and a somewhat similar institution for the education 
of colored students located at Princess Anne, on the Eastern Shore of 


During the last twelve years the history of the College has shown a 
record of steady growth. This fact is evidenced by the increased number 
of students availing themselves of its facilities; by the erection of many 
new buildings— the library and gymnasium building, the chemical labora- 
tory the mechanical engineering building (recently enlarged), Morrill Hall, 

the college barn, the sanitarium and the new administration building and 
barracks as well as by the establishment of the Department of Farmers' 
Institutes and the State Departments of Entomology and Vegetable Pa- 
thology. Under such favorable auspices the institution must continue 
to grow, and ultimately reach the status of being the most important fac- 
tor in the agricultural and industrial development of the iState. 

Location and Description. 

The Maryland Agricultural College is located in Prince George 
County, Maryland, on the line of the Washington Branch of the B. & O. 
R. R., eight miles from Washington and thirty-two miles from Baltimore. 
At least nine trains a day from each city stop at College Station thus mak- 
ing the place easily accessible from all parts of the State. The telegraph 
station is Hyattsville connected with the College by a telephone line. 

The College grounds front on the Baltimore and W^ashington turn- 
pike. The suburban town of Hyattsville is two and onehalf miles to 
the south and Laurel the largest town in the county is thirteen miles to 
the north on the same road. Connection with these towns and with 
Washington may be had by steam and electric railway. The site of the 
College is particularly beaiitiful. The Iniildings occupy the crest of a 
commanding hill, covered with forest trees and overlooking the entire 
surrounding country. In front extending to the turnpike is a broad, roll- 
ing campus, the drill ground and athletic field of the students. In the 
rear are the farm buildings and barn. A quarter of a mile to the north- 
east are the buildings of the Experiment Station. The College farm con- 
tains about three hundred acres and is devoted to the gardens, orchards, 
vineyard and to general farming. 

The College barracks is a five story brick building containing stu- 
dent quarters and the Domestic Department. The dormitories are large, 
well ventilated and provided with fire escapes, bath and water rooms. All 
the buildings are lighted with gas and electricity and heated with steam 
from central plants on the College grounds. 

The Mechanical Engineering Department is located in a two story 
brick building, completed in 1896, and now thoroughly equipped. It 
contains workshops for woodwork, machinery rooms well furnished with 
modern equipment, a drawing room, library and office, together with a 
large annex, designed to afford additional facilities in forging and foundry 
work, which was erected and equipped during 1904. It is a model build- 
ing of its kind. 

The chemical building was completed in 1897 and is now thoroughly 
equipped. It contains several lecture rooms, laboratories for practical 
work and for the analysis of fertilizers and feeding material for domestic 
animals. This work is assigned to the Professor of Chemistry at this Col- 
lege by an Act of the General Assembly. He is thus the State Chemist. 

In 1893 the present building of the gymnasium and library was erect- 
ed. The gymnasium, on the ground floor, is well furnished with modern 
athletic appliances. The library and reading room is on the second ftoor 
and is large, well lighted and convenient for the purpose. 

Among the recent additions to the Group of College buildings is 
Morrill Hall. This building provides ample accommodations for the De- 
partments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Physics, Entomology, Vegetable 


Pathology and Veterinary Science, thus relieving the pressure of close 
quarters from \\hich these departments have suffered, and greatly extend- 
ing their opportunities for the development of high grade scientific work. 
A greenhouse for work in entomology and vegetable pathology has just 
been added. 

The College Sanitarium, completed in 1901, has proven a most eflSci- 
ent means of isolating infectious diseases which might' otherwise have 
become epidemic, thus seriously embarrassing College work. It contains 
ample room for all emergencies, and is furnished with modern hospital 
facilities. An experienced nurse is in constant attendance, and the College 
surgeon is present every morning at a fixed hour to prescribe for any cadet 
requiring his services. 

The general appearance of the College grounds is exceedingly attrac- 
tive. Thev are tastefullv laid off in lawn and terraces, with ornamental 
shrubbery and flower beds, and the view from the grove and campus can- 
not be surpassed. 

The location of the College is healthful ; the sanitary conditions are 
excellent. No better proof of this can be given than that there has been 
no really serious case of illness among the students for ten years. 

Recent Improvements and Repairs. 


Appreciating the needs of the institution, the State Legislature has 
from time to time appropriated funds wherewith buildings could be erect- 
ed or renovated and equipments secured. 

Among recent improvements are additional dormitories, accommodat- 
ing twice the number of students; an auditorium and offices in the Admin- 
istration Building; a complete renovation of the original College barracks; 
a modern steam heating plant ; gas and electric lighting ; lavatories ; forced 
ventilation, etc., all of which establishes quarters and class rooms of un- 
usually good sanitary arrangements. 

General Aim and Purpose. ' 

The Agricultural College is the State school of science and technolo- 
gy. While seeking, first of all, to perform the functions of an agricul- 
tural college, its sphere of work has been widened to embrace all the 
sciences akin to agriculture and all the arts related to mechanical train- 
ing. To these special and prominent lines of work have been added such 
branches of study as are necessary for a liberal education, for the devel- 
opment of the intelligent citizen and the making of general culture. 
The purpose of this College is to give to young men anxious to prepare 
themselves for the active duties of life such training in the sciences or 
in the mechanical workshop as will enable them to take their places in 
the industrial world well prepared for the fierce competition of the day. 

Recognizing that such an education, in order to be of practical ad- 
vantage to many, must be offered at a cost within the means of all, the 
expenses for the year to the student have been reduced to the point where 
his college dues are not in excess of his ordinary daily expenses. It is to 
be remembered that the College is a State institution, in part supported 
by the State, in part by the Federal Government, through its several en- 
dowment Acts, and that it is in no sense a money -making institution, but 


simply a medium of disbursement by the Government to those classes 
upon whom the safety and prosperity of the State so largely depend. 

While the College provides, as will hereinafter be explained, several 
distinct courses of instruction looking to the special training of the stud- 
ent in agriculture, mechanical engineering and the natural and physical 
sciences, the fact is clearly kept in view that a sound foundation must be 
laid for each and every course. Successful specialization is only possible 
after the student has prepared for it by a thorough training in theessent- 
ialf'. All education must be narrow and one sided which does not provide 
for the general culture of the student, and which does not look first to 
the natural and normal development of the individual. The general 
Avorking plan of the College may be thus described; 

It begins with the student in his first, or Freshman, year with a sys- 
tematic and carefully adjusted scheme of work, differing but little in the 
several courses, and looking to his general development in mental 
strength, range of information and power of expression and thought. At 
the beginning of his second, or Sophomore, year the differentiation maybe 
said to begin along those lines in which he shows most natural aptitude. 
This gradual specialization continues during his third, or Junior, year, 
until in his last, or Senior, year his work consists wholly of a few close- 
ly connected topics, in which he is thus able thoroughly to prepare him- 
self. With the present equipment of the laboratory and mechanical work- 
shops a student is able to become so proficient in his chosen line of 
work that when he leaves the College a successful career is open to him if 
he chooses to avail himself of it. 

The Agricultural College, is legitimately, the crowning point of the 
public school system of Maryland. Its aim is to provide a higher educa- 
tion for the graduates of the county schools. To this end its curriculum 
is adjusted to meet the preparation of such students. It is this class of 
young men that the College is especially desirous of reaching. Experience 
has shown that our most satisfactory students come as graduates from the 
county schools, and no efforts will be spared to make the transition from 
the high school or grammao* school to the College a possible one for all 
those actuated by an earnest desire to complete their education. 

Departments — Equipment and Work. 

The following is a brief account of the equipment of the several de- 
partments of the College and the general character of the instruction giv- 
en in each: 


W\ T. L. Taliafbbro, Professor. 

E. P. Walls, Assistant. ' ^ 

The Agricultural Department offers four courses— (a) a four-year 
course, leading to the degree of B. S. ; (b) a special two-year course, for 
proficiency in which a certificate is awarded ; (c) a special creamery course ; 
(d) a ten-week winter course. 

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Outline of Four- Year Course. 

1. Lecture Course In Agriculture This course runs through the 

four years, and consists of a series of lectures on agricultural topics, de. 

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livered once a week at the College by specialists from the United States 
Department of Agriculture and elsewhere. This course is a new depart- 
ure, and, it is believed, a most important one. The weekly presentation 
of agricultural topics by new and attractive speakers can not fail to have 
an excellent effect, not only by its educational features, but by exciting 
among the students a livelier interest in agricultural work through con- 
tact with men of prominence in the profession. 

Students taking the agricultural or general science courses are re- 
quired to attend these lectures. With other students attendance is option- 

II. Live 5tock. — Third Term, Sophomore Year — Seven periods per 
week; three iheoretiral, four practical. This course is devoted to the detail- 
ed study of farm live stock, including stock judging and breeds of stock. 
Prof. Curtiss' "Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Swine" is used as the text book, 
supplemented by the "Breeders' Gazette," "Hoards' Dairyman," and 
other live stock jorunals and experiment station bulletins for collateral 
reading and reference. Practical lessons are drawn from the stock on the 
Experiment Station farm. The United States Cattle Quarantine Station 
for the port of Baltimore is but a few miles from the College, and when- 
ever there is an importation of special merit the students are taken to the 
Quarantine Station to inspect and study the stock imported. Another 
valuable feature of this course is the taking of the students to the county 
fairs where the best stock is exhibited, and to private stock farms of rec- 
ognized excellence, where not only the animals themselves, but also the 
methods of handling them, are made the subject of careful study and in- 
spection. For this purpose this course is extended through the fair sea- 
son in the fall term of the Junior year. 

III. Crop Production. — First Term, Junior Year — Ten periods per 
week; four theoretical, six practical. Crop production, the study of farm 
crops in detail, as to history, uses and requirements, local adaptations, 
varieties, fertilization, cultivation, harvesting. Morrow & Hunt's "Soils 
and Crops" is used as a text book. The College farm of two hundred and 
sixty acres furnishes opportunity for practical work. 

A special feature of this course is the study of crop improvement by 
selection and breeding. The first breeding plot of corn in Maryland Avas 
planted on the Experiment Station farm by the College students, from 
seed ears selected and scored by them with assistance of the instructor in 
agronomy. The same system of student work is used in all corn breed- 
ing Avork and other crop growing experiments whenever practicable. 
Many students do overtime work, for which they are paid by the hour. 

The practical Avork of this course will be continued into the spring 
term of the Junior year. ^ .'/ ; 

IV. Stock Breeding. — First and Second Term, Junior Year — Eight 
periods per iveek; four theoretical, four practical. The principles of stock 
breeding. The wonderful success which has attended the efforts of well 
informed and judicious breeders on the one hand, and on the other the 
greater number of practically worthless animals to be found in the coun- 
try, clearly illustrate the need on the part of the general farmer for a more 
intimate knowledge of, and a closer attention to, the principles Avhich 
underlie this important branch of farming. Miles' "Stock Breeding" is 



the text book in this course, but is reinforced by the study of the breed- 
ing and records of noted animals in all of the principal breeds. 

V. Soils. — Second Term, Junior Year — Eight period.'! per 
week; four theoretical and four practical. The study of the physical and 
chemical conditions of the soil in their relation to profitable argiculture. 
The soil is the basis of all agriculture, and a knoAvledge of its properties 
and functions cannot be too highly emphasized. The study of this im- 
portant subject is conducted by means of lectures, text books, laboratory 
and field work. The text book used is "The Soil," by Prof. King. No 
State in the Union possesses a greater variety of soils than Maryland, and 
great attention is paid to the study of soil types in their relation to profit- 
able agriculture. 

VI. Farm Drainaj^e. — Third Term, Junior Year — Eight per- 
iods per week; four theoretical, four practical. The text book used in 
this course is Waring's "Drainage for Profit and Health." Practical 
Avork in open ditching and under drains is provided for the stud'^nts on 
the Experiment Station farm. Special attention is given to the principles 
and practice of tile drainage. 

VII. Fertilizers and Soil Fertility. — First Term, Senior Year— Ten 
periods per week. Text books: Voorhees' "Fertilizers," Roberts' "Fer- 
tility of the Land," and experiment station bulletins. 

VIII. Dairying And Creamery Work.— /S'wowr/ Term, Senior 
Year — Ten jyeriods per week; theoretical and practical. Text books ; Wing's 
"Milk and Its Production," Russell's "A Dairy Bacteriolog}'," Farring- 
ton & Wall's "Testing Milk." 

IX. Farm Machinery. — Third Term, Senior Year — Ten periods 
per iveek. Lectures and practical work. , -■,.,,. 

X. Farm Economics. — Third Term, Senior Year. Lectures. • 

Other work in the Senior year will be arranged on consultation with 
the head of the department. 


This course is required in the Agricultural and General [Science 
Courses. Attention is chiefly given to physical geology. The latter half 
of the second term is devoted to the geology of Maryland, especially as 
affecting the character of the soils, mineral wealth and other economic 
conditions of the State. Instruction is given by means of text book work, 
lectures and field excursions.. Shaler's "First Book in Geology' is used 
as a text book. The reports of the Maryland Geological Survey are used 
for reference. , . 


J. Hansok Mitche-ll, Professor, 

J. C. Blandford, Assistant, ; ' ' 

E. F. Gaknee, Assistant. '"' '" ' 

This department offers a course to those who desire to prepare them- 

elves to design and construct machinery and superintend enigneering es- 

•ablishments. With this end in view is offered an education based on 


mechanics, drawing, mathematics, physics and modern ^^^^^^^''^''^'^^^ 
erwith a practical training in the uses of twls and ""^f^^^f y* .\^^ 
allied subjects of the course iaught outside of the department and the 
hours aJlotted to each, will be found in the "Outline of Courses. 

Equipment—The Mechanical Engineering Laboratories consist of a 
two storv brick building, 45 bv 60 feet, containing the wood-working and 
mach ne^hops, drafting room and Iwo lecture rooms; a one story brick 
b^i^M ng in which is the forge shop and foundry, and an annex 25 feet 
by 50 ffet, containing two BO-horse-power boilers, which furnish steam 
for power, heat and experimental purposes. , , , • 

The wood working shop contains accommodations for students in 
bench work and wood turning. The power machinery in this shop is a 
band aid circular saw, five 12.inch turning lathes, and a grindstone. 

In the forge shops are sixteen power forges, one hand forge, a press^ 
ni-e fan and exhausted for keeping the shop free of smoke. There is a full 
assortment of smiths' tools for each forge. 

The foundry is equipped with a Whiting cupola which melts 1,20 
pounds of iron >er hour; a brass furnace, one Mellett core oven, and 
with the necessary flasks and tools. .^ . \ t> ^ i 

The machine shop equipment consists of one 10-inch Reed^spee 
lathe one 20-inch Fifield engine lathe, with coinpound rest, one 12-inch 
Reed'combined foot and powlr lathe, two U-inch Reed engine lathes, one 
24Tnch Gray planer, one 16- inch Smith and Mills shaper, one 24-incli 
Snvder drilYpress, one No. 4 Diamond emery tool grinder, and an assort 
ment of visesf taps, dies, pipe-tools and measuring instruments. 

An 8 bv 12-inch engine drives the machinery of the wood-working 
and machine shops. It was presented to the College by the City of Baj- 
rlr and secured through the efforts of Rear Admiral John D. Ford, 
X UnldSc^^ A 10-horse-power Fairbanks gasolene engine 

drives the blowers in the foundry and forge shops. 

The drafting room is well equipped for practical work, having 
suitable benches, lockers and blue print facilities 

Tours of Inspection—The members of the Senior Class go to Bait • 
more or Washington for the purpose o^ inspecting well known manufact 

"""! Pw^'echanical Dvaviing.- Three Ternu, Freshman Year-Si^ 
neriods per week. Practice in plain lettering, use of instruments, pi o^ 
Sion/and simple working drawings, the P^^tes upon completion being 
Closed in covers properly titled by the student. Text-book, Rouillion s. 
"Mechanical Drawing." ^. 

U Technical Instruction— i^ir.«< Term, Freshman Y^f^^f''' 
periods per treeh Explanation of the reading of mechanical drawin,- 
The proper cutting aSgles, care and adjustment of carpenter tools. Ke 

It?.?rength of f oodloints Wood; ^^-^^1^ wk T W^^^^^^^^ 
how to correct and prevent. Text, Goss Bench- worK i° J ^ 
Drill in problems in Arithmetic," Algebra and Drawing, by note, a 

^""^''in; Shop Work— 77.m Ter,m, Freshman Year-Six P^^^ds pe^ 
weeh. Use and care of carpenter tools; exercises in sawing, mombJ n 

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.zoning and laying out work from drawings, wood turning and pattern 


IV. Mechaaical Drawing— r/^r.. Terms, Sophomore Year-Six 
mds per v^eek first terrn; four the second; five the third. Free hand 
";: hes^ Tr«^;^ ^ machinery and drawing to scale from these 

m ttfilfv ^- T^ i^T P"°^»g' ^nd representation of flat and 
J*,uiHl surfaces by ink shading. Text-book, Rouillion's "Mechanical 

V. Elementary Applied Mechanics.— m>./ t;,^,,, c,y,/. 
} '"' r/^'''^ ^r^^/i P^' '^^<^k. Transmission of power bv belts and pul- 
ley.; the results of forces acting upon bodies, bolts, nuts'and screws^ n- 
dined plane, laws of friction, strength of shafting and bendlhg mo e- 

Iments of beams. Jamieson's "Applied Mechanics" is the text usid 

yi. Blacksmlthing— r/,^^^ Terms, Sophomore Year-Six 6er- 
Uods per week, "^i^ elementary operations of drawing out upsetting 
bendingand welding of iron, and making and temperiifgohte^toolf' 
|iHoulding and casting m iron, and the management of the cupola. ' 

VII Descriptive Geonietry.-^-^,^^^^,,^ Third Terms, Sophomore 
year- Three periods per week second term; two periods the tJ^^^^^^^^ 
relation to mechanical drawing, and the solution of problems rel^^^^^ 

IX. Shop Work— r/.r^^ Terms, Junior Year -Six i>eriods 6er 
^ Elementary principles of vise and macine work, which nclude^ 

M "ff ttTfftf ""^^^'"" ^^**^"^ ^^^•^ fi^^"^- This is preceded t 
hcud) ot the different machines used in the machine shops. 

Iw; /'^^'"f "«i"«««"d Boilers-/r,>,^ Term, Junior Year-Four 
Xillij''' ""i'^ 1 ^i".^ principles of steam and the steam engine the 
■ tr;r"^^ the indicator and its diagram steam 

|e 2ucttV''T^:/^n""V^'-^'"^^^^ including thf method o 

I on^tiuction. Text used is Jamieson's "Steam and Steam Engines " 

kr^:.l, ^Zo^ PlantS-5^,^;,y Term, Sernor Year-Two Periods 
itnifoFpow^^^^^^^^ construction, equipment^and^gl! 

IW.I"* ^^^J^'^'fP^^^^^ -Three Terms, Senior Year- Four Per- 
\hI ""'iK ^''-'^ 'e^ • «-^ if^^ second and four the third T^ie cd 

N W&te ''m^^T' '^A'^"' tooth-gearing:\Sms- and ran" .' ' 
I ^L, 1.0M & IJevis Machine Drawing and Design. " 

IP^.!^"!'^'^!!***'^'''^-^^'^^^ Terms, Senior Year- Eight Periods 

PChin?rl « K ^'°^ ^'^ ' ^T^^bling and construction of some piece 
T machinerj, such as an engine lathe or dynamo. ^ 



XIV. Testing^. — Third Ternit Senior Year — Six periods per week. 
A course in experimental engineering; oil testing, determining the co- 
efficient of friction, the calibration of the planimeter and steam guages, 
slide valve setting and indicator practice, the slide rule, and determining 
the amount of moisture in steam. 


K. W. SiLVESTEE, Professor, 
HE]!fRY T. Harrison, Assistant. 

Mathematics is the basis upon which scientific information rests. A 
knowledge of the study is necessary, as much from the utilitarian point 
of view as from the mental training its acquisition gives. Its importance 
as a factor in our College course takes its rise from the former considera- 
tion. All instruction in this work is with a view to the equipping of 
students for the more practical work soon to follow. 

The class work in Mathematics in the several courses consists of 
arithmetic, bookkeeping, algebra, geometry (plane and solid), trigonome- 
try (plane and spherical), descriptive geometry, in its application to me- 
chanical drawing, analytical geometry, differential and integral calculus, 
in their application to mechanics, engineering, physics and surveying. 

In the applied mathematics, book-keeping is taught every student, 
No matter what vocation a man intends to follow, a knowledge of business 
forms and methods of systematic accounts is a requisite tp success. To 
be able to use an ordinary compass or transit, for the purpose of laying 
out, dividing and calculating the area of land, or of running outlines and 
leveling for the purpose of drainage, is a necessary accomplishment for 
every intelligent farmer. 

I. Elementary Mathematics.— />>5/ Term, Freshman Year— 
Three periods per week' General review. 

II. Algebra. — Three Terms, Freshman Year — Five periods per 
week. Text book, Wentworth's College Algebra. 

III. Plane Geometry — Third Term^ Freshman , Year; First 
Term, Sophomore Year — Five periods per week. Text book, Went- 
worth's Plane Geometry. 

IV. Solid ^eamet^ry .—Second Term, Sophomore Year— Five 
periods per week' Text book, Wentworth's Solid Geometry. 

V. Trigonometry. — Third Term, Sophomore Year — Five periods 
per week' Text book, Wentworth's Plane Trigonometry. 

VI. Analytical Geometry. — First Term, Junior Year — Five per- 
iods per week' Text book, Wentworth's Analytics. 

VII. Differential Calculus — Second Term, Junior Year — Five 
periods i>er week' Text book, Osborne's. 

VIII. Integral Ca\cu\vk&.— Third Term, Junior Year— Five periods 
per week. Text book, Osborne's. 


F. B. BoMBERGEB, Professor. : ' . . 

Charles S. Richardson, Assistant. ' ; 

This department, as its name implies, covers the work of two dis- 
tinct courses of instruction. It seeks to prepare the student by systematic 
training in the history, structure and use of the English language, for 
Ithe highest develppment of his mental powers and for the complex duties 
(and relations of life; and, further, to fit him for the active and intelli- 
Igent exercise of his rights and duties as a man and citizen. 

The course in English, of necessity, lies at the base of all other 

Icourses of instruction. Clear and comprehensive knowledge of his 

mother tongue is absolutely necessary to the student in pursuing any line 

of college work. Nor is this all, for aside from the practical value of 

the English instruction as an aid to other branches of study, and as a 

preparation for business and profession, it is to his training in this de- 

partment, in connection with his study of history and the classics 

and modern languages, that the student must look for the acquiring of 

that general culture that has always been the distinguishing mark of the 

[liberally educstted man. The English work, which is common to all 

j courses, consists of the study of the structure of the English language, 

literature, English and American, theoretical and practical rhetoric, 

I logic, critical reading and analysis, and constant exercise in expression, 

{ composition and theme writing. 

The course in civics is especially designed to prepare young men for 
I the active duties of citizenship. The first two years are devoted to the 
study of general history, followed by the principles of civil government, 
constitutional history, political economy, with special reference to cur- 
rent social and industrial problems, and, finally, lectures on the elements 
of business law. 


English Courses. 

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I. Language and Composition. — Three Terms, Freshman Year 
—All students— Five periods per week' English language, review of 
grammar, practical exercise in analysis, synthesis and etymology, compo- 
sition and leiter writing. Texts used, Lockwood's "Lessons in 
English," Buehler's "Exercises in English" and Swinton's "Word 
Analysis." Work in composition consists of the preparation of twelve 
themes as follows; '■' = 

First Term — 1. Why I Came to the Maryland Agricultural College. 

3. How to Do Something — Hunt, Fish., etc. ^•> 

How to Make Something. 

My Favorite Book. 

A Description of Some Place or Thing. ,^ , . , . . 

A Character Sketch. 

A Personal Experience. 

Account of Some Contest. ,.- i 

An Essay — Abstract Subject, n'l; 

An Essay — Public Question. 4 

An Argument. 

An Oration. 

Second Term- 








Third Term —10. 



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II. American Literature.— 77//W Term, Freshman Year— All 
Students— Three periods per week- A study of the most prominent 
writers, with a view to giving the student an exact knowledge of their 
works. Text used, Watkins' "American Literature." 

Ill Rhetoric and <:'Omi^s\Won,- First arid Second Terms, Soph- 
omore Year— All Students— Fo2ir Periods per week. Principles and 
practice of rhetoric and composition. Text used, Lookwood and Emer- 
son s * Composition and Rhetoric." 

Work in Rhetoric consists of a study of the Principles of Diction, 
the Sentence, the Paragraph, the Discourse, Forms of Prose, and the 
JSature, Form and Structure of Poetry. 

Work in Composition con-ists of twelve themes, as follow^- 
First Term —1. Description of a Place. ' ' - 
2. Description of a Person. 
. •^- Narration of Some Personal Experience. 

; 4. Narration of Imaginative Experience. 

5. Criticism of Some Book. 
(5. An Expression of Opinion. : ^ ' 

Second Term —7. An Essay. • ' 

8. An Argument. "■ ' f ^ - - 

9. Criticism of Some Book. ^ ' v * i^-^- - r, :. 

10. An Oration. 

11. A Descriptive Narration. rU;^ 

12. An Argumentative Oration. * ' '^- 

IV. English Uiera\ure.~Third Term, Sophomore Year— All 
students—Three periods per week. Study of the History and Chief 
\Vriters of English Literature. Text used, Stopford Brooke's "English 
Literature," ^ 

• V. Composition.- 7^/,,,.^ Terms, Junior Year— All students- 

One period per zveek. Practice in English Composition. Special lect- 
ures. Work in composition consists of twelve themes discassing English 
classics studied in class, or subjects involved in the study of civics. 
Special attention is paid to the oration and short story during the third 
term. '' ^ 

Vi. English Literature.— /v>^/ Term, Junior Year-Classical 
students only— Five periods per week' Text books, lectures, reading, 
composition. Texts used, Pancoast's "English Literature," Halleck's 
English Literature, " and Taine's "English Literature. " 

VII American Literaturc-^^rr^^^ Term, Junior Year-Classi- 
cal students only— Five periods per week. Text book, lectures, reading, 
composition. Text used, Pattee's "American Literature." 

VIII. Logic.— 7^//,>^ Term, Junior Year— Classical students 
only— ^I-ive periods per week. Principles and practice of Wic. Text 
used, Jevon's-HilLs "Logic." 

IX. English Classics.- 77/^^^ Terms, Senior Year-Classical 
students only— Four periods per week. Critical study of English class- 
ics, following the outline for college entrance requirements in English. 

X. Psychology.-7>v^/^„^5^^^,^^ Termi, Senior Year-Classi- 
cal students only— Four periods per week. Principles of Psychology, 
i xt book and lectures. Text used, Dewey's "Psychology." " 

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XI. Lltciary Criticism,— 7'//zy</ Term, Senior Year— Classical 
students only— Four periods per week. Text and lectures. Text used, 
AVincbester's "Principles of Literary Criticism." 

XII. Composition. — Three Terms, Senior Year — All students — One 
period per week- Advanced work in English Composition. Special 
lectures. Ten themes illustrating special processes. 

History and Civics Courses. 

I. Ancient History. First and Second Terms, Freshman Year — 
,\ll students— Four periods per week. Outlines of Ancient History. 
Text book and lectures. Text used, Myers "Ancient History." 

II. ^t\%\\s\iW\s\oTy.— Third Tertn, Freshman Year— All stud- 
ents— Three periods per xveek. Study of Outlines of English History. 
Text used, Montgomery's "English History." 

III. Political Science.— 7>>j/ Term, Junior Year— Classical stud- 
ents only— Five periods per week. Government; special lectures on Con- 
stitution of Maryland. Textbooks used, Wilson's "The State," and 
Bryce's "American Commonwealth. " 

IV. American Qovcrnment.— Second and Third Terms, Junior 
Year — Classical, Scientific and Mechanical students — Three periods 

per week. Civil Government in the United States. Text books used, 
Fiske's "Civil Government," Hinsdale's "American Government," and 
Clark's "Outlines of Civics." 

V. Business Law.— TVys/ Term, Senior Year— Classical students 
only— Three periods per week. Lectures on "Business Law" as used in 
everyday life. Text used, Parsons'" Commercial Law." 

VI. Political Economy — Second and Third Terms, Senior 
Year — Classical and Mechanical students — Four periods per week. 
Principles of Political Economy and Industrial DeAclopment of the Unit- 
ed States, Economic Science and Current Problems. Text used, Walk- 
er's "Political Economy." 


Dr. H. B. McDonnell, Professor. 
.. J. J. Morgan, Assistant. 

This department is charged with two distinct classes of work; (1), the 
State fertilizer and^food control, and (2), the instruction of students. The 
State work necessitates the publication of the "Quarterly," which is us- 
ually made up of the results of analysis of fertilizers and feeding stuffs, 
and is sent free of charge to all Maryland farmers who apply. Students 
do no part of this work, th« assistants invariably being college graduates. 

The Chemical Laboratory Building is devoted entirely to chemistry. 
It is new and, not including basement, is two stories high. On thefirst floor 
are the laboratories for the State fertilizer and food control work, office, 
lecture room and balance room. On the second floor are three laboratories 
for the use of students— one for each class — a students' balance room 
with first class chemical and assay balances and a supply room. The assay 
furnaces are in the basement. Each student is provided with a working 
desk, lockers, reagents and apparatus. Additional apparatus and mater- 
ials are provided from the supply room, as needed. 



The department is provided with a small but well selected library 
of standard referenece books on chemistry to which additions are made 
from time to time. 

Instruction in chemistry is begun with the Sophomore year, four 
hours per week being devoted to lectures and recitations, and three to four 
hours to practical work in the laboratory by the student, under the super- 
vision of the instructor. In this way he comes in direct contact with 
the substances studied, having at hand ample facilities for learning their 
properties. Special attention is given to the elements and compounds of 
practical and economic importance, such as the air, water and soil, the 
elements entering into the composition of plants and animals; the useful 
metals, etc. The course in the Sophomore year is intended to give the 
student that practical and theoretical knowledge of elementary chemistry 
which is essential in the education of every man, no difference what his 
vocition. It also serves as a foundation for advanced work in chemistry, 
if such a course is chosen. "" 

Chemistry becomes an elective study in the Junior year, when an ad- 
vanced course in general chemistry is given, together with qualitative 
analysis, <|uantitative analysis, mineralogy and chemical technology. 
Four hours per week are devoted to the lecture room, and from twelve to 
fifteen hours to laboratory work. 

During the Senior year the work consists of organic chemistry and 
agricultural chemical analysis including analysis of fertilizers, feeding 
stuffs, water, etc. , and a short course in assaying. The work qf the last 
term consists, mainly, in the preparation of a thesis involving original 

The object of the full chemistry course is to prepare the graduate 
for positions in agricultural colleges, experiment stations, the United 
States Department of Agriculture or in various industries that require the 
services of analytical chemists. The demand for our graduates for such 
positions is far in excess of the supply. 

I. General Chemistry. — Sophomore Year— Four periods per 
week- Lectures and recitations. Text-book, Remsen's "Introduction to 
the Study of Chemistry." ;• 

II. General Chemistry. — Sophomore Year — Three periods per zveek 
(or the first and third terms; four for the second term^ Practical course 
in Chemistry to accompany I. The students perform the experiments. 

III. Advanced Chemistry.— y^/MiW Year— Three or four periods 
per iveck' Text-book, Remsen's ''Advanced Chemistry." 

IV. Qualitative Analysis — First Term, Junior Year— Lectures, 
two periods per week; practical work, twelve periods per week* Text- 
book, Mason's "Qualitative Analysis." . , r r . - . 

V. Mineralos^. — Second Term, Junior Year — Lectures, two per- 
iods per week; practical work, four Periods Per week. Brush's "De- 
terminative Mineralogy." 

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VI. Quantitative Analysis. — Second Term, Junior Year— Six per- 
iods per week, mostly practical work. Quantitative Analysis begun ; de- 
termination of water, iron, magnesium, calcium, the common acids, etc. 
Reference book, Fresenius' "Manual of Assaying." 

Vli. Assaying. — Third Term, Junior Year— Four periods per 
yueek. Reference book, Brown's "Manual of Assaying." 

VIII. Volumetric kti9\ys\&.— Third Term, Junior Year— Eight 
periods per week, mostly practical. Reference books Fresenius, "Quan- 
titative Analysis" and Sutton's Volumetric Analysis." 

IX. Organic Chemistry ^5'^«/(7^ Year — Four periods per iveek. 
Lectures and recitations. Reference book, Remsen's. 

X Organic Preparations. — First and Second Terms, Senior 
Year — Four periods per week. 

XI. Agricultural Chemical Analysis— /^V^/ and Second Terms, 
Senior Year— Eight periods per week. Text- book, ' ' Methods of Anal} - 
sis of the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists." 

XII. Third Term, Senior Year — About twelve to eighteen periods 
per week. This course is the preparation of a thesis involving original 
research in some branch of Agricultural or Industrial Chemistry. 

Post-Graduate Work. — The department will arrange advanced 
courses in Agricultural Chemistry for graduate students. 


Henry LA.NAHAN, Professor. 

The physical lecture room and laboratory are located in Morrill Hall, 
in rooms excellently adapted to the purpose. The department is well 
supplied with apparatus for lecture room demonstrations and for students' 
individual laboratory work, and new pieces of apparatus are added to the 
equipment each year. 

' I. Elementary Physics. — First and Second Terms, Sophomore 
Year — Two periods per week. The course consists of lectures, recita- 
tions and experimental demonstrations by the instructor on the mechanics 
of solids, liquids and gases. The student is required to work a number 
of problems, and his attention is directed to the practical applications of 
the principles studied. Text, Carhart & Chute's "High School Physics." 

' II. Physics. — Three Terms, Junior Year — Four Periods per 
week class-room work, and four periods per week laboratory work. 
The course begins with a review of mechanics, after which heat, sound, 
electricity and magnetism and light are taken up successively, by lectures, 
recitations, problems and demonstrations. A knowledge of the elements 
of plane trigonometry is required for entrance. The laboratory work con- 
sists of a series of experiments, mainly quantitative, designed to illus- 
trate and verify the laws and principles considered in the class-room, and 
to develop in the student skill in manipulation, and accuracy in making 
precise measurement. Written reports of the work done in the laboratory 



are required weekly. The text-books used are Ames' "1 heory of Physics," 
and Ames and Bliss' "Manual Experiments iti Physics." 

More advanced work will be provided for students who have com- 
pleted the preceding courses, and who wish to continue the study of 


Hen UY LvNAJi A K, Professor. 

The subjects included in the Civil Engineering course will be found 

in the Outline of Courses pages ; where the course is listed as si 

branch of the Scientific course. The curriculum includes studies of 
cultural value, the fundamental sciences which form the basis of engi- 
neering, and Avork of a technical character. The technical subjects are 
as follows: applied mechanics; surveying; drafting; structural design- 
ing, including roofs and bridges; mechanics of materials; hydraulics; 
highway and railway engineering. The course offers a young man an op- 
portunity to obtain a preliminary training in civil engineering that will 
enable him to enter practical engineering work in the field or in the 
drafting room with the assurance that he has the neccessary preparation 
to profit by the experience thus afforded ; or if he desires to pursue a more 
extended course at a technical school of higher grade, he will be entitled 
to advanced standing. The instruction in applied mechanics, drawing, 
graphic statics and structural designing is given in the Mechanical En- 
gineering Department. Students who have found themselves deficient in 
ability to learn mathematics are advised not to enter an engineering 
course. Upon the satisfactory completion of the Civil Engineering course 
the degree conferred is that of Bachelor of Science, the name of the courfe 
being specified in the diploma. , . ;, ^>, .-v^r'^ 

I. Surveying. — Three Terms y Junior Year — Two periods per 
week class- room work; three periods per week field practice- The 
course includes the use and adjustment of engineering instruments; the 
methods of land surveying; the plotting and computing of areas; the di- 
viding of land; the theory of the stadia; true meridian lines; leveling; 
topographical surveying; railroad curves and cross-sectioning. The de- 
partment is equipped with two surveyor's compasses, a Gurley transit, 
with solar attachment, and a 2<»-inch Gurley level. Tests, Raymond's 
"Plane Surveying" and Pence & Ketchum's "Field Manual." 

II. Drawinj;. — Junior Year, First Term. — Six periods per week, 
Second aiid Third Terms — Four periods per week' Practice in free- 
hand lettering, maps, profiles, topography, etc. 

III. Graphic Statics— /r^v^/ Term, Settlor Year — Four periods 
per week- Including the theory and practice of the graphical methods 
of determining stresses in frame structures, particularly roof trusses, and 
bending movements and shears in beams. The course is based on Hos- 
kins' "Graphic Statics," and many of the problems are solved analytical- 
ly as well as graphically, 

IV. Structural liQS\zn\n%— Including roofs and bridges. Sec- 
ond and Third Term, Senior Year — Six periods per week' 

V. Strength of Materials.— /i/V^/ 7erm. Senior Yeap — Four 
periods per tveek- Treating of the elasticity and resistance of materials 
of construction, and the mechanics of beams, columns and shafts. The 
text used is Merriman's "Mechanics of Materials, "and a knowlef3ge of in- 
tegral calculus is required for entrance to the course. 

VI. Hydraulics.— 5^^^//^ Term, Senior Year— Three periods 
per week' Teit-book, Merriman's Hydraulics. 

VII. Railway Engineering.— /v;.y/ Term, Senior Year— Two 
periods per iveek class-room work^ eight periods per week field'practice 
Preliminary and location surveys, cross-sectioning, calculation of quan- 
tities, etc*. Searles' "Field Engineering.'' 

VIII. Highway Engineering— yV/zVY/' Term, Se?iior Year — Three 
periods per week- Location, construction and maintenance of roads. 
Text, Spalding's "Roads and Pavements,'' and the reports of the High- 
way Division of the Maryland Geological Survey. 

IX. Practical Problems In Surve>ing and Engineering. — Senior 

Year — Second Term, eight periods per week^ Third Term twelve periods 
per week. — In 1904-05 the work was as follows: — Location of a spur 
track from the B. & 0. R. R., to the college; Design of a drainage sys- 
tem for agricultural purposes for a portion of the college farm; location 
of a true meridian line by several methods. 


W.N. HuTT, Professor, 
S. P. Shaw, Assistant. . . 

I. Principles of Plant Culture.— 5^^^;/^ Term, Sophomore Year- 
Six periods per week Lecturers and practical work. 

A discussion of elementary horticulture; the plant, its germination 
and growth ; the tree from root to fruit; the underlying principles of 
plant culture. Instruction and practice are given in the propagation of 
plants by budding, grafting, layering and by cuttings: Text-book, Prin- 
ciples of Plant Cultnre—Goff. 

II. Pomology (FruitGrowing) — /v;\y^ Term,Ju7iior Year— Four 
periods per week. Text-book and lectures. A discussion of the princi- 
ples underlying the growing of orchard fruits. The work begins with 
the origin of our cultivated fruits and the practical methods of propo- 
gating them. Next follows the study of locations for orchards and the 
planting of trees. General care and cultivation and the use of cover 
crops are taken up. Special lectures and practice are given in the proper 
pruning of^all classes of fruits. In the College nursery, the students 
will propagate all classes of nursery stock. The trees propagated become 
the property of the students. Text-book: "The Principles of Fruit 
Growing" — Bailey. Reference: American Fruit Culturist — Thomas. 

III. Floriculture. — Second Term, Junior Year: — Six periods per 
week' Lectures and practical work. The construction and management 
of greenhouse structures. Instruction is given in the making of soils 
and in the propagation of foliage and flowering plants. Students are 



given practice in the varioas operations of commercial floriculture. They 
are required to name and propagate all varieties of plants in the College 
conservatories, the plants so produced becoming the property of the 
student. Text-book: Practical Floriculture — Henderson. Reference: 
The Nursery Book — Bailey, Greenhouse Management — Taft, Greenhouse 
Construction — Taft. 

IV. Small Fruit Culture.— T/iird Term, Junior Year— Four 
periods per week' Lectures and practice in the propagation, planting, 
care and working of email fruits. Text-book: Bush Fruits — Card. 

V. Olericulture (Vegetable Uardenlng). — r^/W Term, Junior 
Year — Five periods per week. The origin, history and botanical re- 
lations of garden vegetables. From an economic point of view, a careful 
study is made of ^the location of gardens and truck farms, the requisites 
of soil, fertilizers and general cultivation. Study will be made of special 
truck crops for market and for canning purposes. Instructions will be 
given in the forcing of early and tender vegetables and in the making 
and management of hot beds and cold frames. Text-book: Vegetable 
Gardening — Green. Reference: Truck Farming in the South — Oemler, 
Vegetable Gardening in the South — Rolfs. Y 

Vi. Fruit Harvesting, Storinc and Marketing. — First Term, 
Senior Year. A discussion of the profitable marketing of fruit pro- 
ducts. How to pick, pack and grade fruits for domestic and foreign 
markets. A discussion of market methods, the middle-man, pools and 
shipping associations. Refrigerator cars and cold storage of fruits. The 
utilization of waste and by-products. Text-book: Fruit, Harvesting, 
Marketing — Waugh. 

Vli. Forestry, — Second Term, Senior Yerr — Three periods per 
week' The study of trees under forest conditions. Methods of forestry, 
propagation and management. Wind breaks, shelter belts and forestry 
plantations. Trees in relation to water supply. Practical farm forestry. 
The government forestry policy in relation to irrigation, ranges, mines and 
timber supplies. Text-book:' First Book of Forestry — Roth. Primer of 
Forestry — Pinchot. 

VIII. Plant-Breeding.— 5^r&»^ Term, Senior Year— Three peri- 
ods per week. The underlying principles of plant improvement by breed- 
ing. The effect of favorable culture and environment in producing bene- 
ficial variations. The fixing of characteristics by selection, crossing and 
hybridization. Students will be given practice in the greenhouses and 
College orchards in the production of new and useful varieties. Text- 
book : Plant-Breeding — Bailey. 

IX. Landscape Gardening.— T^AzVaT Term, Senior Year— Two 
hours per week. The study of the principles of ornamental gardening; 
planning of lawns and grounds; making of lawns, laying out of walks 
and drives; use of ornamental trees and flowering shrubs. The designing 
of beds and borders ; grouping of shrubbery ; use of bulbous plants and 
hardy herbaceous perennials; beautifying of home grounds. Students on 
the completion of this course must be familiar with all the trees, shrubs 
and plants used on the college lawns and campus. Text-book: Principles 
of Landscape Gardening — Waugh. 

X. Special Research Work. — Three Terms, Senior Year. Time, 
eubiect and work to be arranged with each student individually. This 
Kvork is given the student to test his power of thought and ioitiative along 
the line of Horticultural work. • 


Samuel S. Buckley, Professor. 

I. Microscopy. — First Term, Sophomore Yeat — For students i7i 
aricultural and scientific cotirses — Four periods per week. Laboratory 

.xercises. The study of simple, compound and dissecting microscopes. 
Luboratory methods and microscopical technique. Tliis course is designed 
to equip students for the more technical work in advanced courses. 

II. Bacteriology. — Second Term, Sophomore Year — For stjidejits 
\in agricultural and scientific courses — Five periods per week. Lectures 
and laboratory exercises. Tlie study of bacteria, methods of propagation. 
Culture media, mounting and staining specimens. Disinfection, steril- 
ization, pasteurization, etc. 

III. Bacteriology. — Third Term, Sophomore Year — For students 
in scientific and regular agricultural courses— Five periods per week. 
Lectures and laboratory exercises. Completion of course in bacteriology 
as outlined in IL 

IV. Comparative Anatomy and Physiology. — First Term, Junior 
Yeai — For students in biolo£ical-scientific course — Six periods per- 
ivcek. Lectures and laboratory exercises. The comparative anatomy and 
physiology of the domesticated animals, with special reference to the pro- 
cesses of nutrition. 

V. Comparative Anatomy and Physiology.— rAz>(/ Term, Junior 
Year — For students in biological, scientific and regular agricultural 
courses — Six periods per week. Lectures and laboratory exersises. 

VI. Veterinary Science.— Senior Year. For students of the agri- 
cultural course, this is a required study throughout the year. It embraces, 
nursing, emergency treatment, administration of medicines, means of re- 
straint, the common diseases, and general care and management of the 
domesticated animals. 

Short Veterinary Courses. — Students in the Short AVinter Course m 
Agriculture are required to attend the twenty lectures given on veterinary 
subjects and to examine patients in the stables. Students of the two- 
year agricultural course receive during the first year one lecture and four 
practical periods per week for the first term: two lectures and six practi- 
cal periods per week for the second term. During the second 
year they receive two lectures and four practical periods per week for the 
Three terms. The character of the work is such as to enable a stock own- 
er to care for animals in health and disease in an intelligent manner, to 
appreciate symptoms of disease, and to treat the commoner disorders and 
diseases of the domesticated animals. 



T, B. Symons, Professor. 

A. B. Gahan, Assistant. 

The instruction in this department is given by means of lectures, 
laboratory practice and field work. In the lectures the more general 
(questions are discussed, with a view of giving the students as broad a 
knowledge of the subject as practicable in the time devoted to it. In the 
laboratory, attention is given to methods of investigation, insect anatomy, 
and preparation and classification of collections made in the field. The 
work of this department is open only to Juniors and Seniors in the Agri- 
cultural, Chemical and General Science courses, unless by special ar- 

1. Zoology. — First and Seco fid Tetfiis, Junior Year — Six periods 
per week; lectures and laboratory exercises- This course involves a 
study of representatives of the principal groups of animals, together with 
lectures on their structure and classification. r ■: 


II. Entomology. — Third Ternty Junior Year — General Course — 
Eight periods per week- Lectures and laboratoy exercises. The lectures 
treat of the zoological position of insects, the characteristics of the or- 
ders, sub-orders, and the more important families; the habits and life 
history of insects, with special reference to those species that are of eco- 
nomic importance. The laboratory and field work includes the study of 
the more general features of insect anatomy, the determination of 
common species, and the collection and preservation of insects. 

III. Entomology. — Senior Year- Advanced course. Open only to 
students who have completed I and II or their equivalents. This 
course consists of special work in morphology or classification, or work- 
ing out the life history of insects. Students making entomology their 
major will be required to devote at least ten hours per week, throughout 
the year, to this course, and prepare an original thesis upon the subject 
■chosen or assigned. ._ \^<- . 


J. B. S. NoBTON, Professor. 
Frederick H Blodgett, Assistant. 

The courses in Botany are intended to give such knowledge of the 
vegetable kingdom as is a proper element in general culture; to train the 
student mind in observation, comparison, generalization and other men- 
tal processes essential to true scientific methods in any work, and to fur- 
nish a basis for practical studies directly connected with agriculture, for 
since plants in the field and garden are the subjects dealt with, the study 
of plant life must be one of the fundamental sciences on which such work 
is based. No course can be taken unless those preceding it or their equiv- 
alent have been pursued. 

The equipment and means of illustration and demonstration consist 
of a reference library containing the principal botanical works needed by 
students, charts and maps, compound and dissecting microscopes, pre- 

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served specimens for illustration, a representative collection of Maryland 
plants, microtome and other instruments, reagents and apparatus for his- 
tological work and physiological experiments; a culture room, sterilizers, 
incubators and other facilities for the study of plant diseases. 

I. Elemeniary Botanv.— r/„>^ Term, Freshman Year— Two the- 
oretical and four practical periods per week' Laboratory and field 
work, with supplementary reading, using principallv Leavitf'^s '•Outlines 
of Botany," or Bergen's "Foundations of Botany,'' and taking up the 
fundamental facts regarding structure and elementary physiology of the 
common plants with a systematic study of the spring flora. Each student 
begins a collection of plant specimens to illustrate a subject in which he 
is specially interested. 

II. Ecology.— /r^y^/ Term, Sophomore Year — Two theoretical and 
hur practical periods per week- The work of Course I is continued 
with the wild and cultivated fall plants, and special attention given to 
the associations of plants and their relations to environment, light, water 
soil, etc. In connection with these exercises the reproductive organs of 
plants and their work is studied. Suitable literature for reading is used 
to supplement the field and laboratory work. 

III. Morphology and Life Histories of Plants.-^^^^,^^^ Term, Junior 
Year— Three theoretical and th>ee practical periods per week in the 
Agricultural Course; three theoretical and four practical in the Biolog- 
ical Course- A comparative study of the structure and life histories of 
principal types of plants from the lowest to the highest is pursued, special 
attention being given to those groups of plants of particular economic in- 
terest. The exercises consist of lectures and microscopic work in the 
laboratory. In addition a series of lectures on economic plants is given 
m which the structure, geographical distribution, classification and uses 
of the principal economic plants, including food plants, grasses, timber 
fruits, weeds, poisonous plants, parasitic fungi, etc., is studied. ' 

IV. Plant Physiology— /r^v^^ Term, Senior Year— Two lectures 
and a minimum of eight periods of experimental laboratory work This 
course may be elected as a minor. 

V. Plant Pathology — Second Term, Senior Year— Two lectures 
and a minimum of eight periods of laboratory and field work Per week- 
ihis course embraces a study of the causes, symptoms and means of con 
trol of plant diseases. It may be elected as a minor following Course IV 
or the two courses may be pursued together. ' 

VI. Ot\%\nA\^esttivc\i.— Third Term, Senior Year- Thestudent's 
time during this term is spent in completing a thesis on some botanical 
subject on which he has done original work during the year. 

Courses in Dendrology, Economic Plant Histology, Special Syste- 
matic Work or Studies relating to Plant Breeding, mav be arranged fo- 
those who wish, to take the places of Courses IV and V. 

Senior students selecting Botany as a major study must have had I 
to IV inclusive, or their equivalents. An outline of the work and hours 
will be arranged upon consultation with the Professor in charge. 


Advanced Work. — Courees in advanced work in Botany and Plant 
Pathology will be c>pen to all students who have completed the six under- 
graduate courses or their equivalents. This work is designed for students 
who wish to specialize in Botany or in Plant Pathology. An outline of 
the courses and subjects for original investigation will be arranged upon 
consultation with the Professor in charge. Students specializing in the 
above courses may often gain further knowledge by assisting in the work 
of the department. Special attention is given to students wishing prac- 
tice in the treatment of plant diseases. 


Thomas H. S PENCE, Professor. 

The Department of Languages embraces the study of three branches : 
Latin, French and German. All students are required to take the courses 
in German; only students of the *ClassicHl Course are required to take 
Latin. Students in the General Science Course may elect to take Latin 
in the Freshman and Senior year. 

The course of study in Latin is given Vv'ith two ends in view — first, 
to train the growing mind into accurate and close methods of reasoning; 
second, to give the student more thorough and comprehensive knoAvledge 
of his own language than he could otherwise acquire. Especial attention 
is paid to Latin syntax and idioms. The translation work of the course 
consists of selections from Sallust, Virgil, Cicero, Horace, Caesar, Ovid, 
Livy, JuA'enal, Tacitus and Terence. 

So large a proportion of modern scientific literature is in German 
and French that a reading knowledge of these languages has become al- 
most essential to the student pursuing advanced courses in the various 
spheres of scientific research. Instruction in these branches is given, 
therefore, to enable the student to translate intelligently the works of 
French and German masters in the domain of science, for, as a rule, there 
is no English version of their works. As the student becomes more fa- 
miliar with foreign scientific terms and construction, he is required to 
translate treatises bearing upon the especial line of work which he may 
be pursuing. The study of French is offered as an option in the Senior 

Latin Courses. 

I. Grammar and Composition. — Three Terms, Freshman Year- 
For students of the Scientific course who elect Latin in place of History. 
Text-books, Gildersleeve's "New Latin Primer," Collar and Daniell's 
"First Year Latin," or Bingham's Latin Grammar. 

The aim of this course is to give the student a familiarity with 
Latin forms and terminations, and enable him to read simple Latin 
prose. ■• . 

il. Translation and Composition — First Term y Junior Year — 
Six periods per week' Text-books, Allen and Greenough's "Cicero," 
Daniell's "Latin Prose Composition." 

*The Classical Course, established in ]S9?, was abolished in 1904. Instruction leading to the 
degree of J5- A. is therefore, offered only to students of the Junior and Senior Years. 


III Translation and Prosody.— Secoyid Term, Junior Year- 
Six periods per week. Text-books, MacLeane's "Horace." 

IV Translation and Composition. — Third Term, Junior Year — 
Six periods per week- Text-book, Chase and Stuart's "Tacitus." 
Latin Prose Composition based on text read. 

V Translation and Composition. — First Term, Senior Year — 
Six periods per week. Text-book, Chase and Stuart's "Livy." Latin 
Prose Composition based on text read. 

VI 1vB.ns\9X\on.— Second Term , Senior Year— Six periods per 
.yeek. 'Text-book, West's ''Terence." Lectures on Latin Grama. 

VII. Translation.— r^zV^ Term, Senior Yeai — Six periods per 
week. Text-book, MacLeane's ''Juvenal." In this course an essay on 
"Eoman'Morals" or some like subject written in Latin is a part of the 
required work. 

German Courses. 

I Grammar and Conversation. — Third Term, Sophomore 
Year-Six periods per week.^ Text-book, Otis' "Elementary German." 

II. Translation.— /vV.y/ Term^ Junior Yeai — Three periods per 
week. Text-books selected from the following: Hauff's "Das Kalte 
Herz," Schiller's "Der Neffe als Onkel," Hillern's "Hocher als die 
Kirche,"Grandgent's "Ali Babaandthe Forty Thieves," Sybel's "Die 
Erhebung Europas," Walther's "Algemeine Meereskunde, " Northrop's 
"GeschichtederNeuen Welt," Brant and Day's "Scientific German," 
and others. 

III. Translation. — Second Term, Junior Year— Three periods per 
week. Continuation of Course IL 

IV. Translation.— 7"//zV^ Term, Jioiior yea? — Three periods per 
week. Conclusion of Course III. 

V. Translation of Scientific German. — First Term, Senior Year — 
Fo7ir periods pet week. Selected readings from various texts and peri- 

y\. Translation of Scientific German. — Second Term, Senior 
Year-Four periods per week. Conclusion of Course V. 

French Courses. 

I. Grammar and Composition.— >/^z>5/ Term, Senior Year — Five 
periods per week. Text-book, Whitney's French Grammar. 

II. Translation. — Second Term, Senior Year — Five periods per 
week. Text-books, Super's French Reader, Rougemont's "La France," 
Fenelon's "Telmaque," Herdler's "Scientific French Reader, " including 
French scientific periodicals. 

III. Translation. — Third Terjn, Senior Year — Five periods per 
week. Conclusion of Course II. 




The Military Department is a distinctive feature of the College. By 
special Acts of Congress, provision is made for the maintenance of 
a Department of Military Science and Tactics in each of the land-^rant 
colleges. An officer of the United States Army is detailed to act as 
instructor in military tactics and as commandant of cadets. 

The Military Department of this College is in a most flourishing 
condition. All students upon entering, unless physically incapacitated, 
are enrolled in one of the companies of the cadet battalion. Students 
are required to wear the prescribed uniform at all times when on duty. 
The discipline in barracks is entrusted to cadet oflScers, under the super- 
vision of the Commandant, and the discipline of the College is generally 
military in its nature. The practical instruction of the cadets consists 
of daily drills in the "School of the Soldier," "School of the Company," 
"School of the Battallion," and outpost duty. The study of tactics and 
lectures on military science, with practical lessons in procedure of mili- 
tary courts, constitute the class-room work of the department. 

The Military Department is a decided factor in the moral and physi- 
cal development of the student body. By encouraging habits of prompt- 
ness, obedience and neatness, and by its beneficial effects upon the carriage 
and general health of the students, it adds materially to the usefulness of 
the College as an educational institution. 


The discipline of the College, as has been stated, is generally military 
in its character. Students are under the control of cadet officers, subject 
to the direction of the officer in charge, who makes a daily report to the 
Commandant of Cadets. The final authority, however, in all cases, is the 
President of the College. 

All students are expected to conduct themselves as young gentlemen 
worthy of respect and confidence, and to be zealous and loyal to duty 
under all circumstances. Upon entrance, each one is required to give his 
word that he will comply with all the rules and regulations of the insti- 
tution. A copy of the rules is then given him, and he is held responsible 
for all acts in disregard thereof. Cadet officers in receiving the honors 
which promotion implies^ accept with them obligations and duties which 
they are bound to regard- This is the keynote of sttcdent government^ 
Failure i?t duty means, necessarily^ forfeiture of confidence and ra?ik. 

Punishment for trivial breaches of regulations consists of deprivation 
of privileges, confinement to grounds or rooms, or special military duties; 
for aggravated offenses punishment may be suspension or expulsion, at 
the discretion of the Faculty and the President. 

If an excessive number of demerits be given to any student during 
one term, marked deficiency in conduct is apparent, and his parents or 
guardian must at once remove him from the College. 

Military Promotions. 

The awarding of commissions and of warrants to officers and non- 
commissioned officers of the battalion is based on soldierly bearing. 


observance of the rules of the College and scholastic attainments. The 
fipts on which the final standing is made for recommendation for promo- 
tion are obtained from the Commandant's record of soldierly bearing and 
oonduct and from the recorded reports of the Faculty as to conduct, 
recitations and examinations. Commissioned officers are selected from 
the Senior Class. These officers are required to serve for the year, per- 
forming all duties imposed by the regulations of the College as a part of 
their regular course of training. Their conduct as officers will be rated 
as a studv, having a value of five (5) theoretical periods per week, and a 
Quarterly grade will be given. Failure to perform such duties shall con- 
stitute a deficiencv, causing forfeiture of both diploma and commission. 
All members of the Senior Class will be required to perform these duties, 
i All Seniors with quarters in barracks will be required to drill either as 
officers or privates. Sergeants are selected from the Junior Class, and 
corporals from the Sophomore Class. Exceptions will be made to this 
order only when the number of men in any one class qualified for pro- 
motion is not sufficient for the quota of officers required. The stand- 
ing of a cadet at the end of the year will be the basis of recommen- 
dation for his promotion. The possibility of his working off conditions 
during the summer cannot be considered, this being a very uncertain 



The cadet uniform, which is required to be worn by students at all 
times, is made by contract with the tailors at a much lower price than 
it could be furnished to individuals. The student's measure is taken 
after he arrives at the College, and the fit is guaranteed. For fall and 
winter the uniform is of substantial cadet-gray cloth, while in spring 
and summer a uniform of light khaki is used. 


Charles S. Richardson, Professor. 

The object of this department is to give a thorough training in 
public speaking. The work is begun with easy lessons in Elocution, and 
this is continued until the student has accjuired a mastery of vocal expres- 
sion, and a pleasing and forcible delivery. The student is then required 
to deliver both extempore and prepared speeches, covering a wide range of 
subjects, in this way not only securing practice m delivery, but also de- 
veloping the power of logical thought. 

I. First Term, Freshman Year— 07ie period per week. Articula- 
tion, accent, modulation, force and elocutionary pause: expressive man- 
agement of the body, attitude, and motion. Selections of poetry and 
prose are read and declaimed by students. 

H. Second Term , Freshman Year — Two periods per week- Simple 
lectures on orators and oratory. Methods of analysis and subjects for 
oration. Original orations by students, both extempore and prepared, 
on simple abstract subjects and speeches before the class on the less com- 
plex public questions. Subjects for orations requiring research in differ- 
ent departments of knowledge. Lectures on parliamentary law. 



III. First Term, Sophomore Year — One period per week' A review 
of all work of Freshman Classes. More advanced selections for declama- 
tion (Shakespeare, Macaulay, "Webster, etc.). Lectures on ancient and 
modern orators, with readings and declamations by students from ora- 
tions. V 

IV- Second Term, Sophomore Year — Two periods per week- 
Extempore speeches by students on various subjects. Prepared original 
orations by students on abstract subjects. Prepared original orations by 
students on subjects requiring careful and intelligent research, including 
the important public issues of the day (tariff, currency, territorial expan- 
sion, trades unions, trusts, Isthmian Canal, etc.). Lectures on parlia- 
mentary law. 


Henbv T. Harrison. Principal. 
Charles S. EieHARDSON, Assistant. ; 

This department was organized in 1892, and is designed to meet 
the requirements of those students who have not had the advantages of a 
thorough grammar school training, with a view to equipping them to 
enter the regular collegiate department. 

Only such students are desired as will be able to enter the Fresh- 
man Class within a year, and who are fifteen years of age. This course 
is recommended especially to students who have not been to school for 
several years ; for their progress in the regular collegiate course, by virtue 
of such a drawback, would be seriously impeded. It is to be remarked 
that as a rule the students who have taken this course make excellent 
progress in their later college work. Students in this department are 
subject to the same military regulations as other students. 

I. Arithmetic. — First and Second Terms — Ten periods per week* 
Weiitworth's Grammar School Arithmetic, completed. 

n. Arithmetic— r//zW Term— Five periods per week. Advanced 



III. Algebra.— r/?rft' Terms— Five periods per week. Went- 
worth's Algebra, as far as quadratics. 

IV. History. — Three Terms — Five periods per week. United 
States History, completed. 

V. Geography. — First Term— Five periods per week. Descriptive 
Geography, completed. 

VI. Geography. — Second and Third Terms — Five periods per 
week. Maury's Physical Geography, completed. 

VII. Enfs\\sVi.— Three Terms— Eight periods per week. Spelling, 
technical grammar, parsing and analysis, composition, letter- writing and 


Charles S. Richardson, Director. 

The physical culture of the students is provided for by a regular 
course of instruction in the Gymnasium. The course is carefully planned, 
so as to develop gradually and scientifically the physical powers of each 
student. Beginning with the simplest calisthenic exercises, the instruc- 
tion covers the w^hole field of light and heavy gymnastics and field and 
track athletics. 

The equipment and arrangement of the Gymnasium is very complete, 
iind the interest manifested by the students is a sufficient proof of the 
success of this department. While desiring to make the work in the 
Gymnasium of practical value to all the students, the required work only 
extends through the Preparatory, Freshman and Sophomore years. Three 
periods per week, Preparatory, Freshman and Sophomore years. 

One of the most valuable features of this department is a complete 
anthropometry outfit, by means of which measurements and strength tests 
of students are taken at the beginning and also at the end of each scho- 
lastic year. By means of these measurements and tests the exact physical 
condition of each individual student can be ascertained, and such special 
exercises given as will produce a symmetrical development of the body. 

A valuable adjunct to this department has been the College Athletic 
Association, of which mention is made under the head of "Student 


F. B. BOMBERGER, Librarian. 

The College Library may properly be regarded as one of the depart- 
ments of the institution, as its aid for purposes of reference and its 
influence upon the mental development of the students must always be 
felt throughout all courses. The present quarters of the Library, while 
adequate for its immediate needs, will necessarily be too limited in the 
course of time. The reading room is well arranged and lighted, and is in 
all respects comfortable and convenient. 

While the Library is not large, the collection of works has been 
carefully chosen, and the shelves contain a fair supply of works of 
reference, history, biography, essays, poetry and the standard w^orks 
of fiction. Several hundred volumes of bound United States Government 
Keports comprise an important addition to the reference works of the 
Library. Most of the leading magazines and a large number of news- 
papers are subscribed for; technical periodicals and works of reference 
relating to specific branches are deposited in the libraries of the various 

Donations to Library. 

Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following for valuable 
additions to the College Library: Johns Hopkins University — Reports 



of Geological Surrey, Weather Service and Highway Commission, De- 
partment of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. , and the cownty press for 
copies of their publications. 


In order to systematize the work of the numerous departments of 
the College, and as far as possible arrange for specialization within the 
limits consistent with the normal development of individual students, 
three distinct courses of study have been prescribed, one of which the 
student is expected to choose upon entering the collegiate department. 
These courses are the Agricultural, Mechanical Engineering and 
Scientific. A continuous and progressive course of work, beginning in 
the Freshman year, and gradually narrowing in the three succeeding 
years until the class-work is almost wholly specialized, has been found to 
be most satisfactory. A broad and liberal foundation is first laid in the 
Freshman and Sophomore years, and then the particular line of study 
desired is emphasized more and more until the end of the course. 

In the Agricultural Course the main study is scientific agriculture 
in all its various branches. The detailed statement of the arrangement 
of the course is given on another page. The object of the course is to 
acquaint young men who propose to engage in farming with the results 
of recent investigation and research, in order to enable them to engage in 
practical general farming, dairying or stock-raising, in accordance with 
the best known methods of modern times. The course leads to the 
degree of Bachelor of Science. 

The Short Winter Course in Agriculture is especially designed for 
for those who have neither time nor the opportunity to take the regular 
four-year couitee. In fact, it is really designed for those actually engaged 
in farming, and who can spare a few weeks during the winter to attend 
lectures, and to follow the practical work of the College and Experiment 
Station. The course embraces the following subjects: Farm crops, 
drainage, stock-breeding, stock-feeding, manures, tobacco, dairy hus- 
bandry, chemistry, horticulture, entomology, plant physiology and pa- 
thology, farm accounts, road construction, carpentry, blacksmithing, 
pipe fitting, veterinary science, the principles of citizenship and the 
elements of business law. The entire expense, including board, need 
not be over fifty ($50) dollars. The course extends through the months 
of January and February. All details are in charge of W. T. L. Talia- 
ferro, Professor of Agriculture, and H. J. Patterson, Director of the 
Experiment Station. 

The details of the Mechanical Engineering Course will be found on 
another page. The practical work of this course is most thorough. The 
student is familiarized from the first with the use of tools and implements 
of wood and iron work. He is given daily practice in the shops, and is 
encouraged to develop whatever inventive talent he may have. It is be- 
lieved that students completing this course will have no difficulty in 
securing employment after graduation in the field of mechanics or me- 
chanical engineering. 



The Classical Course was instituted in 1893 to meet a demand on the 
part of the patrons of the College for a course of study which should 
prepare young men to enter the so-called learned professions. The estab- 
lishment of the Mechanical Course and the additional facilities offered in 
the various scientific courses have, to a large extent, done away with the 
necessity of the Classical Course; and the Board of 'Trustees, 
taking these facts into consideration and having also in mind that the 
true mission of the College was to afford instruction in the agricultural 
sciences and mechanic arts, passed an order abolishing the Classical 
Course. Those students already pursuing the Classical Course, 
those who may enter the Junior Class, will be allowed to complete' 
course and thereby receive the degree of B.A. 

The Scientific Course is designed for those who desire to secure m, 
advantages of a general liberal education, with the opportunity of special 
izmg m some line of modern science— chemistry, zoology, botany, vege- 
table pathology, entomology, veterinary science, civil engineering 

I or political science. The basis of the course is a thorough training in 
mathematics, English, and the principles of citizenship and government 
Owing to the number of departments represented in this course, it is 

I found necessary to begin differentiation with a view to specialization in 
the Sophomore year. In the Senior year, as will be seen in the detailed 
outline of the course on another page, the work is arranged in a series of 
groups and studies, each group containing one major study and several 
minors. This is the plan adopted by most of the prominent and success- 
tul colleges of the present day, and presents the twofold advantage of 
concentration of the student's labor and opportunity for ample laboratory 
work. The degree conferred for all branches of this course is Bachelor 
or bcience. 

The following tables will serve to illustrate in a succinct manner the 
subjects offered in each item of every session, with the number of periods 
allotted to each. The subjects for the Senior year are not tabulated for 
the Agricultural and General Science Courses, as they are mostly elective 
Numerals m parenthesis indicate practical work. Two periods of prac- 
tical work are regarded as equivalent to one period of recitative work, the 
Cnllege day being divided into eight periods of recitative or clsas work of 
lorry.five minutes each. 

■V Tr^y'- '<* r^ -.^\ 



Freshman Year. 

First Tehm. 
September 15— December 22. 

Mathematics, I, II 

English, I 

History, I, or Latin, I 

Elocution, I 

Drawing, I 

Physical Culture 

Geology, I 

Woodwork, II 

Lectures on Agriculture, I. 
Technical Instruction, II.... 

.Second Term. 
January 3— March 24. 

Algebra, II 

English, I 

History, I, or Latin, I 

Elocution, II..'. 

Physical Culture 

Geology, I 

Drawing. I 

Woodwork, III 

Lectures on Agriculture, I. 

Third Term. 
March 27— June 10. 

Algebra, II 

Plane Geometry, III 

English, I 

History, II, or Latin, I. 

Literature, II 

Drawing, I 

Woodwork, III 

Botany, I 

.. ! «■ ■ 













2 (4) 













2 (4) 

NOTK.— Numerals in parenthesis indicate periods of practical work. 













Sophomore Year. 

First Term. 
September 15 — December 22. 

Plane Geometry, III 

Rhetoric, III 

Physics, I 

Chemistry, I, II 

Elocution. Ill 

Botany, II 

Forging or Foundry, VI 

Drawing, IV 

Microscopy, I 

Applied Mathematics, V.... 
Lectures on Agriculture, I. 

Second Term. 
January 3— March 24. 

Solid Geometry, IV 

Rhetoric, III 

Physics, I...^ 

Chemistry, i, II 

Elocution, IV 

Bacteriology, II 

Descriptive Geometry, VII . 

Drawing, IV 

Horticulture, I 

Forging or Foundry, VI 

Lectures on Agriculture, I . 

Third Term. 
March 27— June 10. 










4 (4) 


1 (4) 

3 (8) 


Trigonometry. V 

Literature, IV 3 



German, I. 

Chemistry, I, II 

Bacteriology. Ill 

Descriptive Geometry, VII 

Drawing, IV 

Forging or Foundry, VI 

Agri3ulture, II 

Lectures on Agriculture, I 













4 (4) 



3 (3 
















4 (4) 







t» a> 









4 (4) 








Note.— Numerals in parenthesis indicate periods of practical work. 

Junior Year. 

First Term. 
September 15— December 22. 

Drawing, II '. 

Oerman, II 

Physics, II... 

Surveying, I 

Chemistry, II, IV 

Drawing, VIII 

Zoology, I 

Agriculture, III, IV 

Horticulture, II 

Gnglish Composition, V; Literature, VI . 

Analytical Geometry, VI 

Machine Work, IX 

Steam Engine, X 

Physiology, IV 

Lectures on Agriculture, I 

Latin, II 






3 (3) 

4 (4) 

2 (4) 

4 (6) 

2 (2) 


Political Science, III. 

Second Term. 
January 3 — March 24. 

Drawing, II , 

German. Ill 

Physics, II 

Surveying, I 

Chemistry, III, V, VI 

Drawing, VIII 

Zoology, I 

Agriculture, IV, V 

Horticulture, III 

Civics, IV 

English Composition, V; Literature, VII 

Dif. Calculus, VII 

Machine Work, IX 

Botany, III 

Lectures on Agriculture, I 

Latin, III 









4 (4) 

4 (4) 

2 (4) 






4 (4) 


2 (4) 
4 (4) 

3 (3) 

8 (3) 


Third Term. 
March 27 — June 10. 

Drawing, II 

German, IV 

Phjsicti. II 

Surveying, I 

Chemistry, III. MI, VIII . 

Logic VIII 

Drawing. VIII 

Civirs, IV 

Horticulture, IV, V 

English, V 

Integral Calculus. VIII — 

Machine Work, IX 

Latin, IV 

Entomology, II 

Agriculture, VI 

Physiology V 

Lectures on Agriculture, I, 


4 (4) 

4 (4) 

2 (4) 

3 (6) 

2 (3)1 


4 (4) 


3 (2) .... 
1 1 

2 (6) 2 (6) 

4 (4) 

2 (4) 4 (8) 
(1): (1) 










3 3 

4 (4) 4 (4) 
2 (3) 

2 (4) 




4 (4) 



4 (4) 


2 (4) 


4 (4) 
2 (8) 


4 (4) 
2 (3) 

8 3 

4 (4) 


2 (8) 

2 (4) 



4 (4) 

2 (3) 



2 (4) .... 

3 3 



Senior Year. 

First Term. 
September 15 — December 22. 

Psychology, X 

German, V 

Graphic Statics, III 

Machine Design, XII 

Machine Work, XIII 

Latin. V 

French, I 

Eaglish, IX 

Business Law, V , 

Strength of Materials, V.... 
Railway Engineering, VII. 






Second Term. 
January 3 — March 24. 

German, VI 

Power Plants, XI 

Machine Design, XII 

Machine Work, XIII 

Economics, VI 

Latin, VI 

French, II 

English, IX 

Psychology, X 

Hydraulics, VI 

Structural Designing, IV 

Practical Problems in Surveying and Engineering, IX 




Third Term. 
March 27— June 10. 

Literary Criticism, XI 

Machine Design, XII 

Machine Work, XIII 

Testing, XIV 

Economics, VI 

Latin, VII 

French, III 

English, IX 

Highway Engineering, VIII 

Structural Designing, IV 

Practical Problems in Surveying and Engineering, IX 

















2 (8) 


2 (6) 


2 (6) 

Note. — Numerals in parenthesis indicate periods of practical work. 

The work for the Senior year in ^Agriculture and General Science 
shall consist of a major subject and two or more minor subjects. This 
work will be elective upon consultation with the Professor in charge of 
the major subject. 

*Veterinary Science is a required subject in the Senior Year for students of the Asrri- 
' I! Itural Course. 

NOTK.— Numerals in parenthesis indicate periods of practical work. 



The sttident will be required to elect an amount of work, the mini- 
mum of which shall be an equivalent of twenty (20) periods recitative 
work, at least ten (10) periods of which shall be devoted to the major 
subject, and ten (10) to the minor subjects. , 

First Year. 

First Term. 

Second Term 

Chemistry . 

7 (6) Agriculture.... 

4 (3)|Chemi8try 

(6j: Horticulture 

5 Blacksmithing 

i Veterinary Science. 

Second Year. 

Third Term. 

3 (4) 

4 (4) 
4 (4) 

2 (4) 

Agriculture , 


Vt terinary Science 

7 (6) 

4 (3) 

3 (4) 

1 (4) 

First Term. 

Second Term. 

Agriculture.. ' 6 (6)jAgriculture 

Horticulture : 2 (4) | Horticulture 

Veterinary Science^ 2 (BjiVett-rinary Science... 

Bo' any. 

3 (6) 


Third Term. 

5 (6) Agriculture 

3 (3) 'Horticulture 

2 (6) j Veterinary Sc ience. 

2 (4) Entomology 

] (4) I Stock Feeding 

2 (4) 

3 (3) 

2 (6) 

2 (4) 

4 (4) 


Commencing January Jf, 1906 . 

A ten- week course designed for those who are unable to take one of 
the longer courses, and including the largest amount of purely practical 
information about farming in all its phases. This course is invaluable to 
the young man desiring that information on agricultural topics so neces- 
sary to meet the sharp competition of the present day. The College 
authorities have removed the nominal charge of .$5.00. We are anxious 
to have the young men of Maryland, Avho intend to remain on the farm, 
embrace this opportunity. Many cannot afford a four-year coui'se. This 
solves the }»rul'!fni for them. . 

Outline of the Course. 

'] he work of the course consists of lectures and practical exercises in 
the laboratories, shops, greenhouses, barns and creamery. The subjects 
handled and the allotment of hours are as follows: Farm crops and culti- 
vation of the soil, IC; plant production, 10; farm live stock, 20; tobacco, 
6; stock feeding, 9; agricultural chemistry, 10; manures, 10; farm 

accounts, 12; dairying, 40; veterinary science, 20; carpentrv, blacksmith- 
iug and pipe fitting, 50; plant physiology and pathology,* 15; economic 


30; road construction, 5; principles of 

entomology, 20; 
citizenship, 10. 

No Expense for Tuition, Use of Laboratories, or Supplies. 

Good board at moderate rates can be secured in the neighboring vil- 
lages of Berwyn, Lakeland, Eiverdale and Hyattsville— all within Ihort 
distance of the College and Experiment Station. Electric cars make fre- 
quent connections. A limited number can be accommodated at the 
College for S4.00 per week. 

Bachelor's Degree. 
As a requisite for graduation, the candidate for this degree must, 
in addition to having satisfactorily completing the work previously 
outlined, submit a thesis which meets the approval of the Facultv. 

The subject for this thesis must be approved by the head of the 
department in which the investigation is to be pursued prior to February 
1st, and the thesis completed must be submitted not later than May 15th. 

ilaster of Arts. 

• The degree of Master of Arts mav be conferred upon graduates of 
this College holding the Bachelor of Arts degree, and who conform to the 
following rules: 

1. The candidate must apply for the degree in writing at least one 
seliolastic year before the degree will be conferred. The application nnist 
contain a description of the extra work, by virtue of which the candidate 
expects to receive the degree. 

2. The candidate must submit one or more theses on subjects assigned 
by the Professor of English and Civics; said thesis or theses must be an 
proved by the President of the College, the Professor of English and Civic^ 
and the Professor of Languages of this College. 

3. The candidate must be prepared to slibmit to an examination in 
the works of the following authors: Caesar, Nepos, Sallust. Viro-j] Cic 
ero, Ovid, Horace, Livy, Cacitus, Plautus, Terence, Juvenal. ^ ' 

Haster of Science. 

The degree of Master of Science may be conferred bv the Facultv -.V 
tcnlows: ' ^<^'i^\ as 

■ h-^^^\ students who have completed the undergraduate course and 
m addition have pursued a successful course of graduate study for one 
year at this College, consisting of a major and two minor subiects not 
more than one of which shall be taken in the same department of the'Col 
lege, and to occupy not less than thirtv hours per week. The course of 
study to be outlined by the professor in charge of the major subject -md 
approved by the Faculty. ^ -"oject, and 

2. Upon College graduates of not less than two years' standintr wlin 
are employed in any of the departments of the College and who have com 
!• eted the equivalent of the above course of study. Candidates under this 
wuusemust have their applications approved by the Faculty eighteen 
'Honths before they contemplate receiving their decree o"i^^tn 



3. Upon graduates of this College of not less than three years' stand- 
ing, who having been connected with institutions of learning or research, 
where adequate facilities for advanced work are available, have completed 
a course equivalent to (1) and who have passed in the required examina- 
tions and have presented a satisfactory thesis. 

Requirements for Admission. 

For Admission to the College Department Freshman Class, an en- 
trance examination is required. This examination will be held at the 
College on September 13th and J 4th, 1904. The applicant will be ex- 
pected to pass a satisfactory examination in the following subjects : Eng- 
lish grammar, composition and analysis. United. States history, arithmetic 
complete, algebra, as far as quadratics, political and phyiscal geography. 
A mark of seventy per cent, is necessary to pass. For entrance to the 
Preparatory Department the requirements are: English grammar, arith 
metic, as far as percentage, United States history and political geography. 

Applicants for admission to higher classes than the Freshman must 
be prepared to take an examination equivalent to that given at the College 
for promotion to such classes, or must present certificate from county or 
citv schools covering the work of the lower College classes as hereinbefore 
stated. Experience has proven that it is almost impossible for a new stu- 
dent to succeed in the work of the mechanical course as a Sophomore; and 
such assignment will be made only upon the candidate presenting satis- 
factory evidence of proficiency in drawing and wood work. 

Everv applicant for admission to the college must bring satisfactory 
testimonials as to his character and scholarship from his former teacher. 
This will be absolutely insisted upon^ No student 7ieed apply for en- 
trance who cannot furnish such credentials' 

Students from newly acquired territory or any foreign country 
must have a guardian appointed with parental powers, with whom the 
President can deal in any case of emergency. Students who cannot 
speak English are undesirable, and are advised that satisfactory progress 
at this College on their part cannot be expected until they have familiar- 
ized themselves partly, at least, with the English language. , . . ,; S^ . . 

Examinations and Promotions. 

In order to pass from one class to the next higher class a student is 
reduired to pass an examination in each study pursued by a mark of at 
least sixtv per cent, and to have a combined mark in each branch (daily 
and examination) of at least seventy per cent. A failure m not more 
than one branch will enable a student to pass to the next class with con- 
dition in that study in which he has failed; but in every case the student 
is required to make good such failure during the next year. However, 
no student in the Mechanical or Civil Engineering Courses will be pro^ 
moted to the Junior Class, who is deficient in Sophomore Mathematics. 

For rules for military promotions see Military Department. 

Scfiolarships. ' -. 

The College offers a number of scholarships — four for Baltimore City, 
and one for each county of the State. These scholarships are awarded to 
the successful candidate in competitive examinations, conducted by the 
Superintendent of Public Instruction of Baltimore City, and in the coun- 
ties by the County Examiner. All scholarship students must be prepared 
for entrance to the Freshman Class, and are required to take the regular 
entrance examination. Each scholarship is good for four years, or for 
>;uch part thereof as the holder remains at the College. It is then again 
open for competition. The cost per year for scholarship students will be 
found under the head of "Student Expenses." The following is an ex- 
tract from the requirements of the Board of Trustees, relating to scholar- 
ships : 

"Persons holding certificates of scholarship must present themselves 
at the College, or other designated place, at the date which may be named, 
in the September or January next following the award, and be examined 
by College authorities for entrance to the Freshman Class. Alternates 
iire to be thus examined, as Avell as principals and in case of a failure of 
the principal to secure or hold the scholarship, . the alternate will have the 
first right to the place, if Avithin a year from date of the certificate «(f 

"Persons holding certificates of scholarship must, in order to secure 
the same, pass the entrance examination of the College, and (if entering 
in January) such other examination as may be required to join the 
Freshman ClasS' To hold a scholarship, the student must make all 
payments promptly and meet such requirements of the College as to 
scholarship a?id deportment as may be prescribed by the President afid 
Faculty' By passing special examinations, candidates for scholarship 
may be permitted to enter the Sophomore Class, or by presenting satis- 
factory certificates'^'' 

Experiment Station Scholarships and Fellowships, 

In order to further investigations relating to agriculture or horti- 
culture the Experiment Station has arranged to offer scholarships not ex- 
ceeding one hundred dollars in amount to students pursuing such inves- 
tigations. Those competing for scholarships shall commence their inves- 
tigations not later than the second term of the Junior year, the awards of 
scholarship to be paid on satisfactory completion of the Senior vear's 
work. The amount of such scholarships shall be determined froni time 
to time and depend upon the character of the work in hand. 

When investigations begun under scholarships are not completed, or 
where further work is deemed advisable, fellowships have been established 
to be awarded for such time and amount as may be deemed necessary for 
the completion of the work, but will not exceed three hundred dollars per 
year. Further information may be obtained from the Director of the Ex- 
periment Station. 



General Rules and Regulations. 

The attention of parents is earnestly called to the following rules in 
force at this College; The College authorities can succeed in con- 
ferring the maximum amount of training upon the student only with and 
by the active support and earnest co-operation of the parent. The Presi- 
dent of the College is always ready and willing to discuss any failures of a 
student's record with his parent or guardian, and correspondence on this 
subject is always welcome. 

Three reports are sent to parents during the year, showing the 
student's progress in class work, and his general standing, as to conduct, 
etc. At the end of the year a detailed report of the year's work is made. 

No student will be accepted as a matriculate until the contract card 
containing the following agreement for matriculation is signed by parent 
or guardian and received by the President of the College: 

" "It is understood that the President of the College as the executive 
of the same, and acting for the Board of Trustees, a party to this contract, 
has the right to ask the withdrawal of a student at any time, when i7i 
his judgment such ivithdrawal may be necessary either for the interest 
of the young man or the institution which he attends- It is further 
ujider stood that a pareyit or guardia?i can at afiy time withdraw his son 
or ward, subject to regulations herein set forth-''^ 

A cadet manifesting an indifference to the observance of the rules and 
regulations of the institution or wanting in proper attention to the prepa- 
ration of his work, will be cautioned to improve in these particulars. 
Failing to do so his parents upon notice given by the President must with- 
draw their son. - 

A special pledge to refrain from Avhat is popularly known as "haz- 
ing," and from taking unfair means in examinations is required of every 
applicant for entrance, before he will be allowed to matriculate. Parents 
should impress upon their sons that failure to not live up to this pledge is 
a dishonor which unfits them to be longer inmates of the College. ^^Haz - 
ing''"' is invariably puiiished by instant dismissal, 

Fr e a 7ient absences from the College are invariably of great disad- 
vantage to the st7ide7it, in breaki?ig in upon the continuity of his wot k, 
o7id in distracting his mind from, the main purpose of his atteridatice at 
the institution- Parents are therefore earnestly asked to refrain from 
granting freQue7it requests to leave the College- 

Students will not be permitted to leave classes or quarters during 
study hours to answer telephone calls, unless they are urgent. 
;^^Students will not be permitted to make contracts or to sell any article 
to their associates without the approval of the President, 
^'•^rhe sale of second hand furniture or clothing to new cadets is pro- 
hibited unless the sale be approved by the commandant of cadets. 


1. A student may not change bis course of study, unless at the written 

request of his parent or guardian, and after said request has been endorsed by 

the dean of the coarse abandoned, and the dean of the course requested, aad 

approved by this committee. 

\ 2. Examinations to make up conditions will he given only at times set 

apart by this committee. These dates will be jnst before the regular quar- 
terly examinations in December, April and June; also the day before t!ie re- 
sumption of college work in September. Should for any reaaou a special ex- 
aiuiuation be requested at any other time a charge of f2.00 will be made for 
each subject on which the applicant is examined. 

3. To attain proficiency a student must makn an t^xamination grade of 
60 per cent, also a term average of 70 per cent. In case of failure, upon re- 
examination, a grade of 70 per cent is required. 

4. A student may not be promoted if conditioned in more than one study. 

5. A student may not be promoted if he has any condition of more than 
a year outstanding. 

6. No student may be promoted from the Preparatory Department with 
any condition. 

7. Any student who uses unfair means in examination will (1) receive 
no further examination in same subject; (2) receive zerofor examination grade; 
(a) receive no commission; (4) receive no diploma. 

8. A student is subject to an oral examination at any time within ten 
days after a written examination. 

9. An examination paper, containing erasures or bhowing alterations, 
may be rejected at the discretion of the Professor in charge, and a new ex- 
amination ordered by this committee. 

10. In computing term averages, the daily grade is computed at 2, the 
examination grade at 1. 

11. The yearly average in all studies is computed by giving each subject 
a weight according to the mean number of hours per week involved ; theoret 
ical periods being given a value of 2, practical periods 1. 

12. Senior students in the agiicultural and general science courses must 
submit a schedule of elective work, to be approved by this committee, prior 
to the resumption of college work in September. 

13. Senior students must submit subjects for graduating theses prior to 
February 1, and all theses for graduation must be completed prior to May 15. 

14. No special courses are permitted save by consent of this committee. 
In case consent is granted for a special course, the certificate awarded attesting 
work will not have the college seal nor the Governor's signature. " =- 

15. No student maj' take work in more t!ian one class during any one 


The expenses of the College year for the several classes of students are 
as follows: No reductions are made for regular vacations. No charge is 
made for tuition, books or diplomas. 

Boarding Students. 

Board, heat, light and room for the scholastic year $200.00. 

Scholarship Students. 
Board, heat, light and room for the scholastic year, $100.00. 

Day Students. 
Boom, heat and tuition for the scholastic year, $40.00. . . . 

Short Winter Course Students. ^--^ — 

Board, heat, light and room, $4.00 per week. ' 



Time off Payment. 

For Bojirding Students $50.00 on entrance, $50.00 Nov. 15th., $50.00 
February 1st, $50.00 April 1st. 

For Scholarship Students, $25.00 on entrance, $25.00 Nov. -15th, 
$25.00 February 1st, $25.00 April 1st. 

For Day Students $10.00 on entrance $10. 00 Nov. 15th. $10.00 Feb. 
18th., SIO. 00 April 1st. 

Promptness of payment is essential. 

Students reaching the College at any time after its opening, prior to 
October 15th, in each year will be charged for the entire scholastic year. 

Students entering College after November 15th, in each year will be 
charged as follows, viz. : 

Boarding students at rate of $20.00 per month; Scholarship students 
at rate of $15.00 per month; Day students at rate of $5.00 per month. 

No charge will be made for a less period than a month. 

Table board for students not rooming at the College will be $14.00 
per month. For less than a month 25 cents per meal. 

Kebate will be allowed only for illness of at least one month's duration 
or in case of dismissal. In such cases the rebate made shall be for board- 
ing students at the rate of $15.00 per month; for scholarship students at 
the rate of $10 per month; for day students at the rate of $5 per month. 

Fees . . . -. ■ :> .- 

No fees of any character will be charged by the College. * ' 

Students will be admitted free of cost to membership in the College 

Athletic Association. 

Damage to College property by students will be promptly reported to 

j)arents or guardians and prompt payment expected. 


Dress Uniform (coat, trousers and cap) $15.75 

Khaki Uniform (coat, trousers, hat and leggins) 7.75 

Shirt and belt. 1.25 

Payments for uniforms must be made on delivery. This is required 
by the firm manufacturing them. 

Coaching for backward students will be provided by the President 
upon application at $3.00 per month. 


All students are required to provide themselves with the following 
articles, to })e brought from home or purchased from the College Park store 
on arrival: • " 

1 dozen white standing collars, ^ . . • - 

6 pairs white gloves (uniform). - 

6 pairs white cuffs. 

1 pair blankets (for single bed) 

2 pairs sheets (for single bed) ^ 
4 pilloAv cases. 

2 white dimity bedspreads (three quarters size.) 

6 towels. • ' 

1 chair (uniform.) , , •.: 

* Price Quoted on basis of last year's contract. 

1 pillow. :-'■:■' '-'■- -' 

1 mattress (shuck), cotton top (uniform.) 

The room-mates together purchase the following articles: 

1 set of lamp fixtures (uniform). . . 

1 pitcher and basin (uniform). 

2 table cloths (uniform). ^ 
2 cloths bags (uniform). 

1 broom. 

1 looking-glass. 

1 slop-jar (porcelain). 

All the articles marked uniform in the fore-going list can best be 
purchased after the student arrives at the College. The cost of the entire 
list should not be more than $15.00 for the year. This should be paid to 
the Treasurer on entrance, as the college has no fund from which it can 
make advances, and failure to comply with this requirement will subject 
the student to much inconvenience. Any excess will be returned i:>rompt- 
ly- . .", -•'. ., . ,.,.-- ; : ' .-. . ... : ...... -:- : .-.. 

The College will not be responsible for articles left in the barracks 
duriug vacations unless by special arrangement. 

• \. ., . Student Opportunities 

A limited amount of monev can be earned bv students bv takiutr ud- 
vantage of the opportunities arising from time to time to do clerical work, 
tutoring, and such other labor as may not interfere with regular 

I scholastic duties. Those in need of help to continue their work, and 
whose course is marked by an earnest desire to succeed, are always given 

I the preference. The compensation in all cases is fixed at ten cents per 

' hour. 

Industrial Scholarships. 

There are also offered by the College a limited number of "Industrial 
Scholarships. " The holder of such a scholarship is required to work as a 
waiter or janitor a definite number of hours per day; these hours are so 
arranged as to conflict as little as possible with his time for study or reci- 
tation. Industrial scholarship students are not required to drilL 

In consideration of their work a rebate of $150 a year is granted each 
of these students. 

A selection is made from applicants for this scholarship on the basis 
of mental preparation, physical ability and moral character. Preference 
will be given to the sons of citizens of Maryland. Applications for this 
scholarship specifying age, weight, mental advancement and enclosing 
testimonial of moral character must be made in writing to the President 
of the College prior to September 1st, and the successful applicants for 
this scholarship will be notified to report in person at the College on Sep- 
tember the 12 th. 

Letter from Department of Agriculture. 

The following letter and circular will be of interest to young men en- 
tering this institution. It gives an excellent opportunity for them to 
advance themselves in the line of their special work, at the same time 



receiving compensation which will enable them to pay all expenses. This 
offer on the part of the Department of Agriculture is greatly appreciated, 
and will, no doubt, be availed of by many attending the land grant col. 
leges — the best instructors and the most complete facilities are the ad 
vantages attending the opportunity: 

"Depaitment of Agriculture, Washington. D. C. 

•'June 27. ]899. 

"Dear Sir — In my annual report to the President for 1898 I announcpd 
my intention of affording opportunities for graduates of agricultural colleges 
to pursue post graduate studies in connection with work in the scientific division 
of this Department, as far as practicable. In pursuance of this policy I have 
made an arrangement with the Civil Service Commission for the registration 
of the graduates of colleges receiving the benefits of grants of land or money 
from the United States, who may desire to enter the^service of the Department 
as 'Scientific Aids,' on the terms stated in the notice of the Commission here- 
with enclosed. 

"It seems to be entirely appropriate that the National Government should 
aid the institutions to which it has already so largely given financial support 
in the preparation of their graduates for posts of usefulness in this Depart- 
ment, or in the States from which they come, especially as investigators and 
teachers along scientific lines. I hope therefore that the effort which I am now 
making in this direction will be but the beginning of the opening up of op- 
portunities for graduate Study at the National Capital to those of your grad- 
uates who are especially fitted to do high grade scientific work- It will, of 
course, be understood that under present conditions the Department can only 
admit u verv limited number of scientific aids Our purpose is to choose 
from the eligible register those persons who furnisli the best evidence of hav- 
ing peculiarly good qualifications for aiding in the work of the Department 
now in progress. 

"In extending this notice will you kindly explain to your graduates the 
necessity of making a clear and full statement of their attainments and qual- 
ifications in -jpecial lines of science? Correspondence regarding application 
blanks aud other matters connected with registration should be had promptly 
-with the Civil Service Commission. . "Very respectfully, 

, ,, >•.,., .'. . "Secretary of Agriculture. 
"To R. W. Silvester, President, College Park, Md.", 


August 1st 1899. 
The United States Civil Service Commission announces that it de- 
sires to establish an eligible register for the position of Scientific Aid, 
Department of Agriculture. 

The examination will consist of the subjects mentioned below, which 
will be weighted as follows : 

Subjects. '^ ' Weights. 

1. College Course with Bachelor's Degree 50 

2. Post graduate Course and Special Qualifications 25 

3. Thesis or Other Literature 25 

Total 100 

It will be noted that applicants will not be required to appear at any 
place for examination, but will be required to file with the Commission 
prior to the hour of closing business, on August 1st, 1900 their statement 
and other material which will be required as specified in a special 
form which will be furnished them by the commission together 
with application blank (Form 304) in order to have their names 
entered upon the register which will be made immediately after the date 
mentioned. Persons who are unable to file their applications prior tO' 
August 1st. 1900 may file them at any subsequent time when they will be- 
rated and the names of those attaining eligible averages will be entered 
upon the register. 

For information of applicants the folloAving statement is made, as 
received from the Secretary of Agriculture: 

1. An application will be limited to graduates of colleges receiving 
the benefits of grants of land or money from the United States. 

2. Each applicant must file with the United States Civil Service 
Commission Washington D. C. a properly certified statement as to the 
length of time spent in College, the studies pursued, the standing in these 
studies, the special work it is desired to take up and the special qualifi- 
cations for such work and finally a thesis upon such scientific subjects as 
the applicant may select or in lieu of this, any literature on scientfie sub- 
jects, over his own signature. 

3. The length of time any scientific aid may serve in the Department 
is limited to two (2) years. 

4. The sajlary shall not exceed forty dollars ($40.00) per month. 
The minimum age limitation for entrance to thiis examination is 

twenty (20) years; there is no maximum age limitation. 

This examination is open to all citizens of the United States who 
comply with the requirements. All Such citizens are invited to apply. 
They will be examined, graded and certified without regard to any con- 
t^ideration save their ability as shown by them in the examination. Per- 
sons desiring to compete should at once apply to the United States Civil 
Service Commission Washington D. C. for application blanks (Form 304) 
and special forms. - - 


Students clubs for religious, social, literary and athletic purposes are 
encouraged as a means of creating class and College pride and developing 
'in esprit de corps among the students. Each class has its own organiza- 
tion in which matters relating to class work are discussed and directed. 
Officers are elected and the unity of the class preserved. This has been 
found to be a decided aid to discipline, and tends to raise the standard of 
student honor. 

Young Hen's Christian Association. 

E. I. Oswald, President. J. J. T. Graham, Vice-President. 

K. H. Dixon, Secretary. C. H. Harper, Treasurer. 

Most encouraging work has been done by this organization during the 
past year, and much interest has been shown in its meetings. 



Athletic Association. 

W. H.^Byron, President. 
E. H.'Snavely, Secretary. 

E. D. Digges, Vice-President. 
J. W. Sonierville, Treasurer. 

Literary Societies. 

: "New Mercer" Literary Society. 

A. A. Parker, President. W. White, Vice-President. :V- 

^ E. H. Dixon, Secretary and Treasurer. 

''Morriir' Literary Society. 

Glenworth Sturgis, President. J. J. A. Krentzliu, Vice-President. 

E. H. Snavely, Sec'v and Treas. E. D. Nichols, Sergeant-at-Arms. 

These societies are invaluable adjuncts to College work. Through 
them a'good knowledge of parliamentary law is gained as well as a readi- 
ness of -expression and activity in thought-qualities particularly valuable 

to the American citizen. . . » , 

The Literary Society work is under the general supervision of the 
Instructor in Public Speaking, who is always ready to advise with the 
members in matters of parliamentary law and train them in the delivery 
of their orations and debates.. 

The Oratorical Association of Haryland Colleges. 

The Maryland Agricultural College is a member of this Association, 
which is composed of St. John's College, Washington College Western 
Maryland College and Maryland Argicultural College. Contests are held 
annually at these colleges,' in rotation, and a marked improvement is to 
be^observed as a^result of its organization. ' . • , 

Editorial Staff of "Reveille," '04. 

. Glenworth Sturgis, Editor-in-Chief. 

^- 4k^f ^®''' Associate Editors. - 

W. White, .,:. 

Departmental. < 

Athletics, E. D. Digges, W. T. Smith. 

Literary, G. Sturgis. 

Humorous, J. W. Somerville, M. Duckett. / 

Eossbourg Club, J. C. Cockey. 

Class and Historical, J. J. A. Krentzlin. 

Board of Managers. 

J. N. Mackall, Business Manager. 

W. H. Bvron, ) 

E. T. Hayman, \ Associate Business Managers. 

E. D. Nicholls, J 
The "Eeveille" is the College Annual, edited entirely by the Senior 
Class; it is the successor of the '-Cadet's Eeview." Nine editions of the 
"Reveille" have appeared, and each has been characterized by a gratify- 
ing improvement in the standard, both of originality and expression. 

Rossbourg Club. 

J. C. Cockey, President. J. N. Mackall, Vice-President. 

J. J. A. Krentzlin, Secretary. W. White, Treasurer. 

The social man is a necessity — hence, this organization is encouraged 
and supported by the President and Faculty. Its entertainments 
have been marked by a spirit which emphasizes the wisdom of its 
continuance and encouragement. 


The growth of the Alumni Association during the past year is a sourcs^ 
of great satisfaction to the officers of the College, and of the Association. 
Through the efforts of its officers a smoker was held at the College in 
June, this year. Eenewed interest was shown by the existing members 
of the Association, and the occasion was marked by a large increase in the 

All indications point to a great advance in the growth of the organi- 
zation, and now it is felt that the Association may begin to exercise its in- 
fluence along the lines of its avowed purpose and object. By restricting 
the competition for the medal to be awarded by the Association for the 
best paper on "Agricultural Science" to those students jDursuing original 
research, it is intended and hoped by the Association, to stimulate 
scientific investigation by the students in the various scientific departments 
of the College. With the improved and more adequate facilities which 
have been provided, it is thought that the College is well able to promote 
this class of work to a greater extent than has been possible in the past; 
and the competition hereby instituted should tend to elevate the standard 
of scholarship in the College. 

The officers of the Association for the year are : President, S. S. Buck- 
ley, '93; Vice-President, W. S. Keech, '90; Secretary- Treasurer M. N. 
Struughn, '99; Executive Committee, members at large, F. B. Bomberger, 
'94; and W\ W. Skinner, '95. 

Graduates and members of the Association are requested to keep the 
Secretary. Treasurer, M. N. Straughu, College Park, Md., informed of any 
changes in their addresses. Any information concerning the older grad- 
uates which will enable the officers to locate and communicate with them, 
will facilitate their efforts and will tend to further the success of the As- 
sociation. ... 





Degrees Conferred 1905, with Subjects of Theses. 


E. P. Walls, Queen Anne County, Md. 

"Some Observations on the Weight of the Kernels and 

the Size of the Germ in Seed Corn as Affecting 

the Vigor of the Kesulting Plant. ' ' 


W. K. M. Whakton, Worcester County, Md. 

"State of Kome, Social, Moral and Political, as Portrayed 

by Juvenal." 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (In Hcchanical Ensineeriiig). 

Waltee Habwood Byron, : / 

Washington Co., Md. ' ' 

"Design of a Machine for Measuring Irregular Areas." 

Mabion Duckett, Jb., Prince George County, Md. 
"The Present Relation of Electricity to Steam." 

John Julius Augustus Kbentzlin, 

Washington, D. C. ; ^ 

"Design and Construction of a \ Horse Power Motor 
Wesley Temple Smith, Caroline County, Md. 

' ' Design of a Heating Apparatus for the 

College Buildings. " • • * • 

Eable Henby Sxayely, Baltimore County, Md. 
"Design of a 20-Ton Shears. " "■ 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (In Civil Engineering). 

Eugene Dudley Digges, Charles County, Md. 

"Design of a System of Drains for a Part of the Mary- 
land Agricultural Experiment Station Farm." 

Edgar Thomas Hayman, Worcester County, Md. 

"The Location of a Spur Track from the B. & 0. E. R. 
to the Maryland Agricultural College." 

John Nathaniel Mackall, Calvert County, Md. 

' ' Design of a System of Drains for a Part of the Mary- 
land Agricultural Experiment Station Farm." 

John Wesley Porter Somerville. 
Allegany County, Md. 

The Location of a Spur Track from the B. & 0. R. R. 
to the Maryland Agricultural College." 

— .j^;. ■■/ 

Wellstood White, Montgomery County, Md. 

"The Establishment of a True Meridian at the Mary, 
land Agricultural College." 


Roger Darby Nichqlls, Montgomery County, Md. 

"Determination of Nitrogen in Nitrates." 

Albert Augustus Parker, Worcester County, Md. 

"Determination of Phosphoric Acid 
• in Phosphates." 

bachelor of arts. 

Glenworth Sturgis, Worcester County, Md. 
"The Evolution of American Literature." 



Walter Barrett Harris, Kent County, Md. 
Edward Ingram Oswald, Washington County, Md. 


John Councilman Cockey, Baltimore County, Md. 
"Design of a Screw-Cutting Lathe." 


HEDALS AWARDED-Commencement, 1905. 

Glenworth Sturgis and Wellstood White (tie). 

Senior Medal; for highest standing for four years. Awarded by 

the President. Average for full course", 94. 

Lemuel Ferdinand Zerkbl, 

Junior Medal; for highest standing for Junior vear. Awarded by 
the President. Average for Junior year, 95.5. 

Lemuel Ferdinand Zekkel, 

Gold Medal; for best debater in competitive debate. Awarded by 

the Alumni Association. 

Roger Darby Nicholls, 

Gold Medal; for best essay in Agricultural Science. Awarded by 

the Alumni Association. . 

Glenworth Sturgis, 
Gold Medal; for best essay on "American Citizenship." Awarded 

by the Board of Trustees. 




Commandant of Cadets. 


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Field and Staff. 

Major — L. F. Zerkel. 

First Lieutenant and Adjutant 

Second Lieutenant and Quartermaster. . . . 

.... H. J. Caul. 
.J. L. Showell. 


Sergeant-Major E. A. Blaik. 

Quartermaster Sergeant S. T. Vocke. 

Color Sergeant H. D. Williar. 

Company "A." 

Captain J. J. T. Graham. 

Fint Lieutenant L. E. Bassett. 

Second Lieutenant C. S. Ridgway. 

First Sergeant J. P. Mudd. 

Second Sergeant A. D. Cockey. 

Third Sergeant U. H. OwingB. 

Fourth Sergeant F. Zouck. 

Fifth Sergeant E.H.Plumacher. 

First Corporal G. W. Firor. 

Second Corporal H. B. Hoshall. 

Third Corporal J. B. Dirickson. 

Fourth Corporal C. F. Ma\fr. 

Company " B." 

G. M. Mayer. 
S. P. Thomas. 
J. W. Mitchell. 
E. S. Holloway. 
C. H. Harper. 
R. F. Goodell. 
M. H. Adams. 
H. S. Hatton. 
T. B. Mackall. 
J. P. Shamberger. 
B. R. Cooper. 
E. J. Byron. 

Company " C." 
R. H. Dixon. 
A. M. McNutt. 

F. E. Linnell. 
A. N. Bowland. 
C. L. Lippencott. 
M. C. Plumacher. 

C. F. Batman. 
W. E. Lampkin. 
J. D. Darby. 
N. L. Warren. 

Choate, R. P. 
Shaw, S. B. 
Stoll, E. W. 
Walls, E. P. 

Byron, W. H. 
Digges, E. D. 
Duckett, M. Jr. 
Hayman, E. T. 
Krentzlin J. J. A. 
Mackall, J. N. 
Nicholls, R. D. 
Parker, A. A. 
Smith, W. T. 
Snaveley, E. H. 
Somerville, J. W. P. 
Sturgis, G. 
White, W. 

Baefett, L. 
Caul, H. J. 
Dixon, R. H. 
Goodell, R 
Graham, J. J. T. 
Mayer, G. M. 
McNutt, A. M. 
Mitchell, J. W. 
Ridgway, C. S. 
Showell, J. L. 
Thomas, S. P. 
Waters, F. 
Zerkel, L. F. 

Ada us, M. H. 
Blair, E. A. 
Bowland, A. N. 
Capastany, R. L. 
Coale, J. 
Cockey, A. D. 
Dirickson, J. B. 
Firor, G. W. 
Fluharty, W. B. 
Gassoway, W. A. 
Gill, J. V. 

SESSION 1904—1905. 

Graduate Students. 



Senior Class. 


Port Tobacco 






Pocomoke City 




Snow Hill 


Junior Class. 











Sandy Spring 

Seat Pleasant 


Sophomore Class. 

Piincees Anne 



San Juan 


Owing 6 Mills 







Anne Arundel 
Queen Anne 

Washington '' u £ 


Prince George 


District of Columbia 


M( ntgomery 








New York 



Queen Anne 




Prince George 



Prince George 


Baltimore City 
Porto Rico 
Prince George 
Baltimore - 
North Carolina 



Harper, C. H. 

Haslup, E. P. 
.. Hatton, H. S 

Holloway, E. S. 
y/Hudson, M. A. 

Iglehart, J. L. 

Jones, J. E. 

V Lew is, M. C. ^ 
Linnell, F. E. 
Lippencott, C. L. 

^Long, U. W. 
Long, W. B. 
McCaqdlish, E. G. 
Maokall, T. B. 

V Mahoney, W. T. 
Merry man, N. B. 
Mudd, J. P. 
Owings, H. H. 

yPinck, G. W. 

Plumacher, E. H. 

Plumacher, M. C. 

Pyles, R. G. 

SomerTllle, W. A. S. 
vStinson, H. W. 

Thrasher, H. C. 
^ Till3on, E. C. 

Tillflon, R. J. 

Vocke, S. T. 

Vrooman, C. C. 

Whiting, L. W. 

Williar, H. D. 

Zouck, J. F. 

Allen, R. S. 
Batman, C. F. 
Benson, R. H. 
B^ckf^r, G. G. 
Bishop, C. C. B. 
Brice, N E. 
Brr«)mP, J. P» 
Bynn, E. J. 
Canipl^ell, G. W. 
•Church, L. 31. 
Clark. F. P. 
Cocper, B. R. 
Condon, G. W. P. 
Crisp, A. P. 
Darby J. D. 
Davis, F. E. 
D.». G. C. 




Rosary ville 


Simpsonville - . - 





Selby ville 











Bamesville ^ 



Deer Park 




Hyatta ville 




i^ \y Fresh nuin Class. 

Rising Sun, 




Snow Hill 






Keep Tryst 


Perry ville 


Bu -k Lodge 

H -.ttsville 

Lublin , , 

Biltimore City 
Prince George 
Prince George 
Prince George 
Worcester K 

Anne Arundel 

Wttt Virginia 
West Virginia 
Calvert --y-h, 

Cecil . ■ 


District of Columbia 


New York 







West Virginia 

West Virginia - .s. . 

Baltimore City 

Prince George 

Prince George 



Cecil ■ ' 



Baltimore City 


Anne Arundel 




District of Columbin 




Ante Arundtl 


Prince George 


Dorr, G. W. 
Firor, J. W. 
Gait, D. B. 
Gait, F. S. 
Gamero, A. 
Griffin, J. P. 
Groves, W. D. 
Guthrie, J. B. 
Hall, J. M. 
Hall, R. H. 
Hf^rr, A.G. 
Haslup, J. E. 
Hayp, L. 
Holmead, J. H. 
Hoshall, H. B. 
Jam( fitn, G. 
Kershner, A. J. 
King, J. H. 
Knotts, H. C. 
Lauipkin, W. E. 
Le Gore, W. C. 
Lewi?, W. A. 
Lippencott, H. W. 
Lockie, L. G. 
Lowry, S. L. 
McCabe, W. W. 
McSorley, F. C. 
Mayer, C. F. 
Milburn, C P. 
Ort, F. C. 
Otis, H. ■ 
Owings, H. W. 
Packard, J. 
Paull, P. P. 
Pena, A. G. 
Porter, H. L. 
Ritzel, A. J. 
Rumig, E. 
Russell, B. 
Sanford, J. W. 
Sanderp, O. H. 
Shamherger, J. P. 
yilvesler, R. L. 
Solari, C. S. 
Stabler, A. L. 
Stott, R. A. 
Thomas, W. H. 
Toadvine, G, C. 
Todd, A. R. 
Waggner, G. M, 
Warren. N. L, 

Ellicott City 
Bar stow 
Forest Glen 
Pocomoke City 
Le Gore 
"Vera Cruz 
College Park 
College Park 
College Park 
Cross Roads 
White Haven 
Mount Washington 


Prince George 


Prince George 

Prince George 

Central America 



Baltimore City 

Prince George 





District of Columbia 









West Virginia 




Queen Anne 


St. Marys 





New York 




Prince George 

District of Columbia 

District of Columbia 



Prince George 

Prince George 





Baltimore ■: 

Baltimore City 


Warthen, C. A. 
Watkins, G. C. 
Whiting, H. R. 
WilBon, G. W. 
WoodBOQ, A R 
Wright, E C. 
Youngblood, F. N. 
ZimmermaD, G C. 

Ager, R. 
Allison, J. M. F. 
AUnutt, E. C. 
Baldt W. J. 
Bealc, A. J. 
Beasman, F. B. 
Bennett, J. C. 
Berry, L. G. 
Bowley, E. H. 
Breeden, G. M. 
Breeden A. C. 
Bryant, A. S. 
Burgess, A. E. 
BurgesB, C. E. 
Burwell, J. P. 
Canby, W. M. 
Carpenter, F. A. 
Chunn, S. C. 
Crapster, J. O. 
Darby, J. E. 
Dickey, P. S. 
Dudley, C 
Eidman, L. R. 
Emmert, F. B. 
Grason, J. P. 
Ha'pine, N. J. 
Hayden, O. M. 
Hejser, W. W. 
Hinea.lM. D. 
Hinton, W. H 
Hooper, T. H. 
Kenly. E E. 
Knight, H. T. 
Legge, J. A. 
Linkins, E. 
McFarland, J. A. 
Merceron, H. J. 
Merceron, J. E. 
Moore, T. K. 
Mudd, T. J. 
Neal, S. L, 







East Newmarket 



Preparatory Department. 



Rockville \ 


Fort Howard 














Taney town 

Buck Lodge 

























Prince George 


District of Columbia 



Frederick - t- 

Prince George -^^ ' • 
District of Columbia 
Pennsylvania " ' 

Prince George 
West Virginia 
Prince George 
Prince George . 
Prince George 
District of Columbia 
Baltimore City 

Baltimore City -; 


District of Columbia 
St. Marys 

District of Columbia 
Baltimore City 
Prince George 
District of Columbia 
District of Columbia 
Prince George 

District of Columbia 
Dorchester - 

Parker, A. G. 
Parker, J. B. 
Roberts, M. 
Russell, W. J. 
Sayer, J. P. 
Shaffer, E. W. 
Shipley, W. G. 
Shipley, W. S. 
Southard, P. C. 
Sparks, B. P. 
Stevenson, F. 
Thomas, C. E. 
Treadwell, C. H. 
Turner, A, C. 
Walker, S. B. 

Harris, W. B. 
Oswald, E. I. 
Wood, R. V. 

Bennett, B. C. S. 
Blake, J. D. 
Rice, R, W. 

Besa, A. M. 
Cockey, J. C. 
Dupuy, P. E. 
Foster, A. B. 
Foster, C. B. 
Fuente, M. A. 
Luna, J, O. 
Salinas, J. 
Valdes, P. 

Massey, S. J. 
Merrill, M. R. 
Cohill, L. A. 
Dubel, J. C. 
Hall of B., E. 
Hance, F. 
Matthews, E. P. 
Khodes, C. 
Robins, J. B, 
-Shamberger, J. C. 
^weet, Chas. T. 
Thomas, R. B. 
Thrift, S. G. 


Prince George 


Prince George 


District of Columbia 


District of Columbia 


District of Columbia 


Prince George 

College Park 

Prince George 






District of Columbia 


Anne Arundel 

Cross Roads 



Baltimore City 




Prince George 

Year Students in Agriculture. 













Baltimore City 


Baltimore City 

Special Students. 



Owings Mills 














Porto Principe 


)rt Winter Course Students. 


Queen Anne 

Pocomoke City 





, Washington 


Anne Arundle 


Prince George 

Pocomoke City 



Queen Anne > 

Snow Hill 




Swan ton 








Summary of Students. 

Graduate Students 4 

Senior CIbbs 13 

Junior Class '. 13 

Sophomore Class 43 

Freshman Class 76 

Two- Year Students 6 

Special Students 9 

; Preparatory Students 56 

Short Course Students 13 

- -. . Total . 233 ~ 


1. Prof. Benjamin Hallowell, President of the Faculty 1859—1860 

2. Rev. J. W. Scott 

3. Prof. Colby 

4. Prof. Henry Onderdonk 

5. Prof. N. B, Worthington 

6. Prof. C. L. C. Minor, 

7. Admiral Franklin Buchanan 

8. Prof. Samuel Regester 

9. Gen. Samuel Jones 

10. Capt. W. H. Parker 

11. Gen. Augustus Smith 

12. Allen Dodge, Esq. Protem 

13. Major Henry E. Aivord 

14. Capt. R. W. Silvester 



1860— i861 



President of College 1867—1868 










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The following members of the virious graduating classes have been located. 
Any information leading to further additions and addresses and occupations of 
Alumni will be gratefully received. 

Class of '63 

Calvert, C B., A.B , College Park, Md. 
Sandp, W. B , A.B , Lake Roland, Md. 

Class of '64 

Franklin, J., A.B., 806 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, Texas. 
Todd, W.B., B.S. 

Class of '66, 

Hall, E, A.B. 
*Robert8, L. Ph.B. 

Class of '71. 

Soper, F. A , A.B. (M.A. '74), Baltimore, Md. 

Class of '73. 

*Henry, R. S., A.B. (M.A.' 75). 
Miller, O., A.B. (M.A. '75). 
Regester, A , A.B. 
Waters, W. F.. A.B. 
Worthington, D„ A.B. 
Worthington, W , A.B. 

Class of '74. 

Coffren. J. H., A B. (M.A. '77), Croome, Md. 
Davis, H. M., A.B. (M.A. '77), Poolesville, Md. 
Griffith. L. A., A.B. (M.A. '77), Marlboro, Md. 
Hall, D., M.A. 
Norwood, F. C, A B. (M.A. '77), Frederick, Md. 

Class of '75. 

I Gray, J. B , A B , Prince Frederick. Md. 
Hyde, J. F. B., A B., 110-114 Hanover Street, Baltimore, Md. 
Lerch, C. E., B.S., 110-114 Hanover Street, Baltimore, Md. 
Miller, L , B.S., Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Class of '76. 

Blair, W. J., B.S. (M.S.), Custom House, Baltimore, Md. 
Thomas, T., B.S., Maddox, Md. 
^Worthington, J. L., B.S. 

Class of '77. 
^Beall, R. R., B.S. 
Emack, E. G.. B.S., District Building, Washington, D. C. 

r Thomas, G„ B.S. 
Truxton, S., B.S. 

I . . ■ 

Thomas, W., B.S. 

Hemsten, T, T.. A.B. 
|liJipley, R. R.,B.S. 


Class of '78. 
Class of '80. 


Class of '81. 

Gale, Henry E , A.B., 260 W. Hoflfman St., Baltimore, Md. 

Mercer, R. S., A.B., New York, N. Y.. 

Porter, W., A.B., R. B. Porter & Sons, S. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 

Thomas, W. H., A. B., Westminster, Md. 

Wood, C. W., A. B. 

Class of '82. 

Bowen, P. A , Jr.. A. B., 1410 G St., N W., Washington, D. C. 
Freeland, H., A. B. 
Saunders, C H , A. B. 

Class of '83. 

Chew, R. B. B., A. B., 512 F St , N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Kirby, W. A., A. B., Trappe, Md. 

Lakin, W. A., A. B., Talbot County, Md. 

Rapley, E. E., A. B. 628 Louisiana Ave., Washington, D. C. 

Stonestreet, J. H., A. B., Barnesville, Md. 

Class of '84. 

Martin, F. B. S., Montgomery County, Md. 
Lakin, W. T., B. Ag. 

Class of '88. 

Cbambliss, S. M., A. B., Times Building. Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Hazen, M. C, B. S.. District Building, Washington, D. C. 

Johnson, L. B., A. B., Morganza, Md. 

*Sigler, W. A., B. S. 

Smith, R. E., B. S., Ridgely, Md. 

Tolson, A. C, A. B., Daily Record Building, Baltimore, Md. 

Weems, J. B., B, S., Ames, Iowa. 

Class of '89. 

Griffith, T. D., B.S., Redland, Md. 

Pindell, R. M., B.S., Civil Service Commission, Washington, D. C. 

*8aDl8bury, N. R., B.S. 

Witmer, F., B.S., Hagerstown, Md. 

Class of '90. 

Calvert, R. C. M., B.S., General Electric Co., Schenectady, N. Y. 

Keech, W. S., B.S., Towson, Md. 

Manning, C. C. B.S., 194 High Street, Portland, Me. 

Niles, E. G., B.S„ Washington. D. C. 

Russell, R. L., B.S., District Building,Washington, D. C. 

Soles, C. E., B.S., McKeesport, Pa. 

Class of '91. ' ' 

♦Branch, C, B.S. 

*Langley, J. C, B.S. 

Latimer, J. B., B.S., Broome^s Island, Md. 

*Penn, S., B.S. 

Veitch. F. P., B.S., Agricultural Department, Washington, D. C. 


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...63. ■-':':'' -.\, '■ -•■■ 

Class of '92. 

Besley, F. W., A. B., Ash Grove, Va. 

Brooks, J. D-, A. B., Medical Department, U. S. A 

Calvert. G H., A. B., College Park, Md. 

Chew, F , B. S . 1737 N. Twenty-first St., Philadelphia, Pa 

Childs, N.. B. S., Highland, Md. 

Gambrill, S. W., B. S., Fidelity and Deposit Co., London, England. 

Johnson, E. D., A. B., Portland, Me. 

Ray, J. E., A. B., 406 Fifth St., Washington, D. C. 

Class of '93. 

Alvey, C, B. S., Hagerstown, Md. 

Buckley, S. S., B. S., (M. S. '99), College Park, Md. 

Graflf, G. Y., B. S. Brookland, Md, 

Holzapfel, H. H. Jr., B. S., Hagerstown, Md. 

Lawson, J. W., B. S., Urbana, Md. 

Sherman, H. C, B. S., Columbia University, New York, N. Y. 

Class of '94. 

Best, H , B. S , Birdsville, Md. • 

Bomberger, F. B., B. S., (M. A. '02), College Park, Md. 

Brown, A. S., B. S.. Washington, D. C. 

Cairnes, C. W., B. S., United States Revenue Cutter Service. 

Dent, H. M., B. S., Townshend, Md» 

Foran, T. E., B. 8., Port Deposit, Md. ,. ' - 

Key, S., B. S., (M. S. '02), 1738 H St., N.W., Washington, D CJ. 

*Pue, R. R.. B. 8. 

Sadler, M. T., B. S., (M. S. '02), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. 

Weimer, C. H., B. S., Cumberland, Md. 

Class of '95. 

Bannon, J. G., B. S., Baltimore, Md. 

Clagett, G. H., B. S.. Marlboro, Md. 

Compton, B., B. 8., Baltimore, Md. 

Crapster, W. B., B. S. Washington, D, C. 

Edelen, G. 8., B. 8., Piscataway, Md. 

Graham, H. R., B. 8., Chestertown, Md. 

Harding, S. H., B. S., District Building, Washington, D. C 

Harrison, R. L., B. S., Geological Survey, Washington, D. C. 

*Jones, H. C, B.S., Pocomoke City, Md. . ^ 

McCandish, L., B. S., Reading, Pa. 

McDonnell, C. C, B.S., Clemson College, S. C. 

Mulliken, C. S., B.S., Episcopal Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Va. 

Skinner, W. W.. B.S., Arizona Agricultural College, Tuscoto, Ariz 

Sliger, R. E., B.S., Oakland, Md 

Timanus, J. J., B.S , Towson, Md. 

Wilson, G. W., Jr., B.S., Marlboro, Md. 

Class of '96. 

Anderson, J., B.S., Rock ville, Md. 

Beale, R. B., B.S., General Electric Company, Schnectady, N Y. 

Crapster, T. C. B.S., United States Revenue Cutter Service. 

Dirickson, C. W., B S., Berlin, Md. 

Eversfield, D., A.B , College Park, Md. 

Heyser, H. H., A.B., Hagerstown, Md. 

Laughlin, J. R., B.S., 1460 Corcoran St., Washington, DC. 

Rollins, W. T. S., B.S , Seat Pleasant, Md. 

Walker, C. N., B.S., Hyattsville, Md. 

*Decea8ed. , . 


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Clas3 of '97. 

Calvert, C. B., Jr., A.B., College Park, Md. 

Cronmiller, J. D . A B., Laurel, Md. 

Gill, A. I , B.S , 216 St , Paul St. Baltimore, Md. 

Gill, N. H., B.S , Glyndon, Md. 

Grfthsm, J. G R , A.B , 189 Monroe St., Chictigo. 111. 

Howard, H., B.S., 262 Water St , Philadelphia, Ph. 

Lewis, G., B S., Kanawha Fallp, W. Va. 

Nelligan, B. S., B. S., District Building, Washingtun. D. C. < 

Posey, F., A.B., La Plata, Md. 

Qaeen, C. J., B.S , 66 Livingston St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Scheneck, G. H. W., B.S , 843 Boulevard, HolUuds, L. I. 

Watkins, J. B., Jr.. B.S., Rutland, Md. 

Welty. H. t., B S., 771 Doon St., Cleveland Ohio. 

Weeden, W. 8 , B.S , (M S. '98), Give Electric Cj , Schenectady, N. Y. 

Whiteford, G. H., B.S., Glen Morrip, Md. 

Class of '98. 

AUnutt, C. v., A.B., New York, N. Y. 

Bamett, D. C, A.B., Cambridge. Md 

Burroughs, C. R., B.S., Hairis' Lot, Md. 

Cameron, G. W., BS , Birmingham, Ala. 

Dennison, P. E., A.B , War Deparcment, Washington, D. C. 

DickersoD, E. T., A.B., (MA, '08), Baltimore, Md. 

Houston, L. J., Jr., A.B., Canadian Pacific Railroad, Winnipeg, Canada. 

Lillibridge, J. G., A.B., Sparrows Point, Md 

Mitchell, J. fi., M.E., College Park, Md. 

Nesbitt, W. C, B S., 201 West Fifty-sixth St., New York, N. Y. 

Peterson, G., A.B., Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C 

Ridgely, C. H., B.S.. Sykesville, Md. 

Robb, P. L., B.S., Baltimore City College, Baltimore, Md. 

Whitely, R. P., A.B., Georgetown Univereitv, Washington, D. C 

Class of '99. 

Blandford, J. C, M.E, College Park, Md. 

Collins, H. £..!A.B., Princess Anne, Md. 

Eyster, J. A. E., B.S., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. 

Gait, M. H., AB., Taneytown, Md. 

Gongh, T. R., B.S., Columbian Univeraitj, Washington, D. C. 

Hammond, W. A., A.B., Baik of Baltimore Building, Baltimore, Md. 

Kenley, J. F., M.E , Aberdeen, Md. 

McCandlish, R. J., B.S , Gypsy, W. Va. 

Price, T. M., B.S , Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 

Robb, J. B., B S., College Park, Md. 

Bed wick, J. O , B.S 

Shamberger, D. T., M.E., Sparrow's Point Md. 

Shipley, J. H., B.S., Manila, P. I. 

Straughn, M. N., B.S., College Park, Md. 

Wbitehin, 1. E., A.B., Unionville, Md. 

Class of '00 

Cboate, E. S., M.E., Mt. Clare, Baltimore, Md. 

Church, C. G., B.S-, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 

Ewens, A. E., B.S., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. 

Grason. A. S. R., B.S., Towson, Md. 

Groff, W. D., B.S., P. O. Box 544, Baltimore, Md. 

Jenifer, R. M.. B.S., Loch Raven, Md. 

Kefauver, H. J., A.B. (M.A., '01), Frederick, Md. 

Peach, S. M., A.B., Mitchellsville, Md. 

Sappington, E. N., B.S., Darlington, Md. 

Sadler, A. C. B.S . Westover, Md. 

Talbott, W. H., A.B., Willows, Md. 

Weigft^di W* li', B.Si, Argentine, Kansas. 


- Class of '01. 

Cobey, W. C, B.S., Windsor, Conn. 

Hardisty, J. T., A.B , CoUington, Md. 

McDonnell, F. V., M.E., 409 E. Wash St., Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Whiteford, H. C, B S., Whiteford, Md. 

^ ' Class of '02. 

Bowman, J. D., M.E., Rockville, Md. 
Couden, J , B S., Perry ville. Md. 
Darby, S. P., B.S., Washington, D. C. 

Fendall, W. S., M.E., U. S. Navy Yard, Washington, D. C. 
Hirst, A. R., B S., Maryland Geological Survey, Baltimore, Md. 
*Lansdaie, H. N., B.S. 
Mitchell, R. L., B S., La Plata, Md. 

Mackall, L E., A.B., 715 West Fayette St., Baltimore, Md. 
Svmons, T. B., B S , (M.S , "04). College Park, Md. 
Wisner, J. I., B.S., Baltimore, Md. 

Class of '03. 

Cairnes, G. W, M E , Sparrow's Point, Md. 

Calderon. M. A , M.E (B.S. '04), Peruvian Legation, Washington, D. 

Collier, J P., M.E., Ellicoit City, Md. 

Dunbar, E. B , B.S., Springville, N. Y. 

Garner, E. F.. M.E.. College Park, Md. 

Matthews, J. M., B.S., Dulanev s Valley, Md. 

Ma>o, R. W. B., A.B , (ML.S. 04), Hyattsville, Md 

Peach, P L., M E., Ruston, La. 

Walls, E. P.,B.S.. College Park, Md. 

Class of '04. 

Anderson, J. A., M.E , Deal's Island, Md. 

Rurnside, H. W , A.B., Hyattsville, Md. 

Cruikphank, L. W., ME., Cecilton, Md. 

(}ray, J P., B.S., Glyndon, Md. 

Mayo, E. C M.E., Newport News, Va. 

Merryman. E. W., M.E., Baltimore, Md. 

Mitchell, W.. M.E., La Plata, Md. 

Mullendore, T. B., A.B. Hagerstown, Md. x 

Sasscer. E. R.. B.S.. La Plata, Md. 

Shaw, S. B., B.S , Rehoboih Md. 

Sroll, E. W , M.E , Brooklvn Section, Md. 

Wentworth, G. L., M.E , Chicago, 111. 

Class of '05. 

Hyron. W. H., B.S., Williamsport, Md. 

Dirges, E. D., B.S , Port Tobacco, Md. 

Ducketr, M., BS , Hvattsville. Md. 

Hayman, E. T. B.S.. Stockton. Md. 

Kientzlin, J. J. A., B S., 1718 N Capitol St , Washington, D. C. 

Mackall, J N , BS , Macknll. Md. 

Xicholls, R. D.. B.S., Germantown, Md. 

Parker, A. A , B S , Pocomoke City, Md 

Smith, W. T., BS , Ridgely, Md. - 

Snavely. E H , B S , Orange, Md. 

Someryille, J. W., B S , Cumbprland, Md. 

Sturges, G.. B A., Snow Hill. Md. 

White, M., B.S., Dickerson, Md. 




Agricxilture, Four Year Course... . 11 
Agriculture, Short Winter Course 40 

Agriculture, Two Year Course 40 

Alumni 61-65 

Alumni Association 51 

Appropriations 10 

Articles to be Proviled... 46 

Assistants 6 

Athletics 30 

Bacteriology 25 

Board of Trustees 3-4 

Botany 26 

Buildings 9 

Business Directions 2 

Calendar 7 

Certificates 53 

Chemistry 19 

Civics 19 

Civil Engineering 22 

Classical Course 28-34 

Coaching 46 

Committees 4 

Courses of Study 84 

Dairying 13-40 

Degrees 41-52 

Departments 14 

Discipline 42-44 

Donations to Library 33 

Drawing 14 

Economics 19 

Elocution 31 

Endowment 8 

Engineering 13-22 

English 17 

Entomology 26 

Equipment and Work 11 

Exattinations 42 

Expenses of Students 45 

Experiment Station 8-43 

Faculty 5 

Farmers' Courses 40 

Fees 46 

Forestry 24 

French • 29 

General Aim and Purpose 10 

General Information 42 

Geology 13 

German...' 29 

Graduates and Degrees Conferred 53 
Historical Sketch !S 


History 19 

Horticulture 23 

Languages 28 

Latin 28 

Letter from Department of Agri- 
culture 47 

Library 33 

Literary Societies 50 

Location and Description 9 

Logic 18 

Mathematics 16 

Matriculation 48-44 

Mechanical Engineering 13 

Medals Awarded " 53 

Military Organization 54 

Military Work 30 

Officers and Faculty 5 

Organizations 49 

Outline of Courses 36 

Pathology, Plant 26 

Physical Culture 33 

Physics 21 

Physiology 25 

Pledges ......42-44 

Preparatory Work 32 

Presidents of College 60 

Promotions 42-44 

Psychology 18 

Public Speaking 81 

Riegulations ....1... 44 

Rfquiremtnts for Admission 53 

Reveille 50 

Roster of Students 55 

Rules 44 

Sanitarium 10 

Sanitary Advantages 11 

Scholarships 43-47 

Scientific Courses , 35 

Short Winter Course in Agricul- 
ture 40 

State Work 9-19 

Student Opportunities 47 

Student Organizatitns 49 

Text-Books 45 

Theses. 41 

Time of Payment 46 

Uniform 46 

Veterinary Science 25 

Y. M. C A '49 

Zoology '. 26 






Ajjcricnlturf, Four Year Course... . 11 

Agriculturt?, Short Winter Course 10 

Aj!;riculture, Two Year Course 40 

Alumni Gl-'i5 

Alumni Association 51 

Appropriations 10 

Articles to be Proviied 4() 


Athletics -(O 

[bacteriology 2") 

Hoard of Trustees 8-4 

Botany 26 

Buildings 9 

Business Directions 'i 

Calendar .. 7 

Certiticates 5o 

C'hemistry 19 

Civics 19 

Civil Engineering..... 22 

Classical Course !2S-34 

Coaching 46 

Coinmittees 4 

Courses of Study i;4 

Dairying 13-40 

Degrees 41-52 

Departments 14 

Discipline 42-44 

Donations to Library 83 

Drawing 14 

Econotnics 19 

Elocution 31 

Endowment is 

Engineering. 13-22 

English . 17 

Entomology 26 

E(iuipment and ^Vork 11 

Exairinations 12 

Expenses of Students 45 

Expf-r m'nt Station n-43 

Faculty 5 

Farmera" Courses 40 

Fees 41) 

Forestry 24 

French 29 

(ieneral Aim and I' 10 

(General Information 42 

Cnolcgy l.; 

(J -rman... 29 

(iraduates and hegrces C mfcrnd 52 

Historical Sketeh s 


History IK 

Horticulture 23 

Lfinguagfs 2S 

Latin 28 

Letter from Department of Agri- 
culture 47 

Library 33 

Literary Societies 50 

Location and Description 9 

Logic ^s 

JIatiiematics 16 

Matriculation 43-44 

Mechanical Engineering 13 

Med.ds Awarded 53 

.Military Organization 54 

Military Work 30 

Officers and Faculty 5 

';)rgan!z^tions 49 

Outline of Courses,. 36 

Pathology, Plant 5i6 

Physical Calture 33 

Physics 21 

Physiology 25 

Pledges 42-44 

Preparatory Work 32 

Presidents of College 60 

Promotions 42-44 

Psychology IS 

Public Speaking 31 

Regulations 44 

R^ quirenunta for Admission 53 

Reveille 50 

Roster of Siudent.s 55 

Rules !4 

Sanitarium 10 

Sanitary Advantages 11 

Scholarships 43-47 

Scit^ntitic rourse-- 35 

Short Winter Course in Agricul- 
ture 40 

Scate Work 9-19 

Student Ojiportunities 47 

Student ()rganizati( ns 49 

Text-Books 45 

Theses 41 

Time of Payment 4(> 

Lniform 46 

Y( terinary Science 25 

Y. M. (' A '49 

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