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July 1st, at 2 :30 p. m. A parade was formed at the Barracks, under
the leadership of H. L. Hinman, class marshal and E. W. Gibson,
class president. This was the first time so far as known, that class
banners were used, and from that time the various classes have
taken great pride in the design and workmanship of their banner.
The parade was marched to Concert Hall, where an interesting
programme was given. Lieut. E. W. Gibson delivered an elo-
quent address to the undergraduates; Lieut. H. C. Holden read the
class history; Lieut. H. B. Wason delivered the tree oration and
Lieutenant Storrs gave the class prophecies. Lieutenant Gibson pre-
sented the undergraduates with appropriate gifts, suited to their
respective ages and mental attainments. " Uncle Jim' ' appeared
as a member of this class, and delivered a witty address to the
corps. From this time " Uncle Jim' ' was a member of each suc-
ceeding class and took a prominent part in the class exercises.
Chase's orchestra furnished the music for the occasion. From
1894 until 1902, the exercises were held in Concert Hall and in
1902 and 1903 in Dewey Hall.

On June 24, 1895, the following programme was given: Ad-
dress to the undergraduates by F. J. Donahue, president of the
class; Class History, by C. H. Davis; Address on " N. U.' ' by E. F.
Carruthers; Class Oration, F. B. Thomas; Class Poem by S. A.
Thomas; Banner Oration, B. H. Prior; Step Oration, D. C. Warren;
Class Prophecies, R. S. Dowe. The presents were given the under-
graduates by President Donahue; music was furnished by the
Liberty Quartette.

In 1896, the exercises were given on June 24. The exercises
were as follows : Address to undergraduates, by Lieut. H. S. Clark,
class president; Step Oration, by J. L. Collins; Class History by
G. H. Briggs; Class Prophecies, H. R. Dole; Orations by E. A.
Skinner and E. M. McCarty.

On June 30, 1897, the programme was as follows : Address of
Welcome, W. C. Spafford, class president; Class History, W. B.
Carr; Class Oration, "History of Norwich University," by W. A.



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Ellis; Address to under gi-aduates, by H. V. Dunham; Class Pro-
phecies, C. E. Walker. The presents were distributed by W. C.
Spafford; music was furnished by C. S. Carleton, '96, and P. A.
Dinsmoor, '98.

In 1898, the exercises were given on June 29. Address of
Welcome, by Edwin Booth, class president; Class History, by L. J.
Parker; Class Oration by F. W. Denison; Class Prophecies by G. E.
Talbot; Step Oration, J. W. Cook; Address to undergraduates by
L. C. Bump. The gifts were presented by President Booth .

In 1899, the exercises were held on June 28. George P.
Lowell presided and gave the address to the undergraduates; F. L.
Aldrich read the Class Prophecy.

In 1900, the exercises came on June 27. The following pro-
gramme was given: Class History by H. S. Richmond; Class Pro-
phecies by J. F. Richardson; Address to the undergraduates by
R. G. Rich.

In 1901, the exercises were held on June 26; Capt. W. E.
Robertson, presided. The following programme was given:
Address by the class president, W. E. Robertson; Class History,
by I. C. Ellis; Step Oration, by C. D. Hazen; Class Prophecies, by
L. M. Newton; Address to Undergraduates, by L. F. Chamberlain.

In 1902, the exercises were held on June 25.

In 1903, the exercises were given on June 25. The stage
arrangement this year was especially unique. It was fitted up to
represent a cadet's room in the barracks. The various members
of the class came in one by one, and when all were present Mr. J. H.
Foster, class president, moved that a class meeting be held, which
proposition was carried by loud vote. The following progrannne
was then given: Address of Welcome by J. H. Foster, class presi-
dent; Class Oration, by Allan R. Williams; Address to Under-
graduates, by G. C. Eastman; Step Oration, by E. S. Ball. These
exercises were given up in 1904, much to the regret of the alumni
and friends of the I'liiversity.

JUNIOR EXHIBITIONS.

The Junior exhibitions were not given in 1885 and 1886.
They were resumed in 1887, and were held at Concert Hall. The
exhibition of 1887 was held on June 22. The following pro-
gramme was given: Essay, '^ Meteorology," F. F. Haywood; Ad-
dress, "The Boys in Blue," H. T. Way; Dissertation, "The North-
field Iron Bridge," H.S.Denney; a Story, H. H. Goss; Essay, "A
Few Geological Features of Vermont," W. A. Shaw; a scientific



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essay, "Project," F. T. Austin; oration, "War," L. B. Johnson.
The University quartette furnished the music.

In 1888, the exercises were held June 12. The following pro-
gramme was given : Declamation, " The Unveiling of Franklin 's
Statue," by G. H. Cobleigh; Debate, "The Duty of the young
Voter,' ' E. R. Juckett and H. N. Cross; Essay, " Edgar Allan Poe,"
F. S. Palmer; Oration, "Integrity," R. L. Irish; Essay, "Retro-
spect and Prospect," W. S. Prior; Class Prophecies, F. H. Clark.
A. R. Shaw and W. E. Terrill gave some amu!>ing incidents con-
nected with the laboratory work; nuisic was furnished by the
cadet band.

In 1889, the exercises were held June 26th. The programme
was as follows: Oration, "Commercial Union with Canada," S. B.
Adams, '90; Dissertation, "Food Adulteration," by H. J. Dane,
'80; Declamation by D. W. Lewis, '90; Oration, "The American
Navy," H. Dressel, Jr., '90; music was furnished by the cadet band
and quartette.

The exercises in 1890 came on June 25. The following pro-
gramme was given: Oration, " Whither are we Tending," by E. A.
Shaw; Oration, "The Artisan and the Artist," by A. F. Booth;
Oration, "The Silver Coinage System," by G. L. Ballou; Oration,
"The Indian Question," by E. A. Shuttleworth; Oration, "The
Australian Ballot System," b}' P. G. Smith; Oration, " Tendency
of Journalism," by G. F. Abbott; music was furnished by the
Beedle String Quartette of Randolph. This exhibition was the
last one given. They were suspended owing to the press of work
at commencement.

GRADUATING EXERCISES.

In 1885, the graduating exercises were held at Concert Hall
at 10 A. M., June 18. Vice-president Nichols presided. Capt.
Fred R. Belknap delivered the Salutatory address, and Lieut.
M. L. Chandler the Valedictory. The annual address before the
trustees was delivered by the Hon. John H. Graham, LL. D.,
a former resident of Northfield, then residing in Richmond,
P. Q. Col. H. O. Kent, '54, gave an eloquent address on the early
history of " N. U." and the work of her alumni. The cadet
band furnished the music.

In 1886, the graduating exercises were held at Concert Hall
at 2 p. M., June 15. The Salutatory address and oration, "Labor
vs. Capital," was delivered by Capt. E. H. Prince. Lieut. P. S.
Randall delivered the class oration, his subject being "Method,



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311



tlie Keystone of Kiiowle'ge." Tlie \'a]e(lict()iy address and
oration, "Our Needs," was d'^livcied by Lieut. C. H. Nichols.
Rev. William S. Hazen of Xoithfield delivered the'annual address
before the trustees; music was furnished by the Howard Opera
House Orchestra.

In 1887, the grachiatin^ exercises were held on June 23, at
the Methodist chuicli. Di-. George Nichols presided. The








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Diploma of 1872.

.Salutatory address and oration was delivered by Capt. W. E.
Hassam, and the \'aledictory by Lieut. E. Y. Booth. The oration
before the trustees was given by Congressman W. \Y. Grout.
Governor Ormsbee presented the diplomas and delivered an able
address to the graduating class. The exercises were held at the
Methodist church until the occupation of Dewey Hall in 1902,
and usually came at 10 a. m.



312" NORWICH UNIVERSITY.

In 1888, the exercises came on June 14. Dr. George Nichols
presided. The Sahitatory address was given by Lieut. F. F.
Haywood, and the Valedictory by Capt. L. B. Johnson. The
class '.orators were: Lieut. W. A. Shaw and Lieut. F. T. Austin.
Governor Ormsbee was unable to be present, but was represented
by Gen. W. H. Gilmore.

In 1889, the exercises were held June 27. Col. George W.
Hooker, (q. v.) presided in the absence of Dr. George Nichols.
The Salutatory address was delivered by Lieut. H. N. Cross and
the Valedictory by Lieut. F. E. Lamb. The class orators were:
Lieut. A. R. Shaw, Lieut. E. R. Juckett, and Lieut R. L. Irish.
A number of the prominent citizens of the state were
present.

In 1890, the exercises came on June 26. President Charles
H. Lewis, '55, presided. The Salutatory address was given by
Lieut. S. B. Adams and the Valedictory by Lieut Herman Dressel.
The class orators were: Capt. C. F. Parker, Lieut. C. E. Collins,
and Lieut. I. R. Mower. The annual oration was delivered by
Hon. E. F. Palmer, State Superintendent of Education; Governor
Dillingham and Staff were present; music was furnished by the
Apollo Quartette.

In 1891, the exercises were given June 25. Dr. George
Nichols presided. The Salutatory address was delivered by
Capt. G. F. Abbott, and the Valedictory by Capt. A. F. Booth.
The class orators were : Lieut. W. H. Sprague, Lieut. H. G. Wood-
ruff, and Lieut. E. A. Shuttleworth. A number of distinguished
visitors were present; among the number were: Hon. Redfield
Proctor, Secretary of War; Governor Carroll S. Page and Staff,
and Ex-Governor W. P. Dillingham. Music was furnished by the
Mozart quartette.

In 1892, the exercises came on June 30. Lieut. E. W. Clark
delivered the Salutatory address and Capt. E. H. Ryan the
Valedictory. The class orations were delivered by Lieut. R. H.
Ford, Lieut. J. S. Craigue and Lieut. C. W. Pierce. The diplomas
were presented by Col. Fred E. Smith. Rev. William J. Harris
of Brattleboro delivered the oration before the trustees. The
Governor of the state was represented by his Staff.

In 1893, the exercises came on June 29. Dr. George Nichols
presided. The Salutatory address was delivered by Lieut.
G. L. Andrews and the Valedictory by Lieut. E. W. Gaynor.
Owing to sickness, three of the class orators, Capt F. A. Manuel,
Lieut, W, E. Hurlbut and Lieut. F. D. Holbrook were excused



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from delivering their orations. General G. M. Dodge, '51, delivered
the oration before the trustees. Governor Levi K. Fuller and
Staff, and several distinguished citizens of the State were present.

In 1S94, the exercises were held on July 28. The Salutatory
address and oration was delivered by Lieut. George K. Storrs,
and the Valedictory by Lieut. J. E. Ross. The class orators were:
Capt. L. C. Hulburd and Lieut. H. C. Holden. Col. H. O. Kent, '51,
delivered the annual oration before the trustees. Governor
Fuller and Staff were present; music was furnished by the Ideal
Male Quartette of Montpelier.

In 1895, the exercises were given on June 27. Dr. George
Nichols presided. Capt. W. G. Huntley delivered the Salutatory
address and Lieut. F. C. Davis the Valedictory. The class orators
were: Lieut. P. R. Hoefler, Lieut. H. C. Moseley, and Capt. J. M.
Ryan. This was the largest class to graduate since the removal
of the University to Northfield. Governor U. A. Woodbury
and Staff were present. Congressman H. H. Powers gave the an-
nual address.

In 1896, the exercises came on June 26. The Salutatory
address was delivered by Lieut. P. S. Howes, and the Valedictory
by Capt. James L. Averill. The class orators were: Lieut. C. A.
Plumley, Lieut. A. G. Andrews, Capt. C. J. Scribner, and Lieut.

C. S. Carleton. Ex-Governor J. G. McCullough delivered the
oration before the trustees. Governor Woodbury and Staff
were present; music was furnished by the Mozart j\Iale Quartette
of j\Iontpelier.

In 1897, the exercises were held July 1. President Allan

D. Brown presided. Capt. W. B. Carr delivered the Salutatory
address, and Capt. C. E. Walker, the Valedictory. The class
orators were this year selected by the class and not appointed
according to scholarship and rank. The orations were delivered
by Lieut. W. C. Spafford and Lieut. H. V. Dunham. Governor
Grout was present and gave a brief address; nuisic was furnished
by the Cecilia Quartette of Montpelier.

In 1898, the exercises came on June 30. President Brown
presided. The Salutatory address and oration, " Education,
the Power of Self Government in a Nation," was delivered by
Capt. A. E. Winslow; the Valedictory address and oration, "The
Freedom of the Press," by Paul A. Dinsmoor. The class orations
were as follows: "Divinity of the Hearth," G. H. Ellis; "Acquisi-
tion of Power," Charles E. Duggan. Rev. Edward Randall of
Poultney, Vt., delivered the annual address. Governor Grout



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was present and addressed the class; music was furnished by the
Cecilia Quartette.

In 1899, the exercises came, on June 29. President A. D.
Brown presided. The Salutatory address was delivered by
L'eut. George P. Lovell, and the Valedictory by Capt. John P.
Moseley. • The class orators were Lieut. F. L. Aldrich and Capt.
H. K. Brooks. Governor Smith and Staff were present; music
was funiislied by the Cecilia Quartette.

In ]9()(), the exercises came on June 28. Lieut. J. F. Richard-
son delivered the Salutatory address and Lieut. H. S. Richmond
the Valedictory. The class orators were: Lieut S. H. Ashley,




Commencement, 1897.

(excused), Capt. B. W. Sibley and Lieut. R. G. Rich. Governor
Smith was unable to be present but was represented by Gen.
T. S. Peck and several of the state officers. Addresses were made
by Gen. T. S. Peck and Ex-Governor S. E. Pingree; music was
furnished by the Unitarian Quartette of Burlington.

In 1901, the exercises were held, June 27. Capt. D. O. Carr
delivered the Salutatory address and H. G. Clark the Valedictory.
The class orators were : Capt. W. E. Robertson, Maj. C. E. Wheat-
ley and Lieut. F. T. Bass. Governor Stickney and Staff were
present; music was furnished by a quartette from Montpelier.

Beginning with 1902, the exercises have been held in Dewey
Hall. This year they came on June 26. The Salutatory ad-



316 NORWICH UNIVERSITY.

dress was given by Maj. G. H. Watson and the Valedictory by
Capt. L. B. Stebbins. The class orators were : Capt. R. T. Phinney,
Lieut. H. M. Hobson, and Lieut. Frank H. Burr.

In 1903, the exercises came on June 25. President Brown
presided. The Salutatory address was given by Capt. J. H. Foster,
and the Valedictory by Lieut. S. L. Fuller. The class orators were :
Lieut. John H. Byrd, Lieut. K. R. B. Flint, and Lieut. S. J.
Parsons. Gov. J. G. McCullough and Staff, Gen. G. M. Dodge,
'51, Gen. W. H. Gilmore and several distinguished guests were
present. General Dodge presented the diplomas and gave a brief
address ; music was furnished by Wilder 's orchestra.
►*^Mn 1904, the exercises were given on June 23. Guy C. Russell
delivered the Salutatory address and George C. Randall the
Valedictory. The class orators were: Capt. W. S. Hutchinson,
Adj. H. E. C. Rainey, and Lieut. W. E. C. Washburn. Lieut. Gov.
Zed Stanton, the Governor's Staff, Gen. W. H. Gilmore, and several
prominent citizens of the state were present; music was furnished
by the Colonial Orchestral Club of Boston.

In 1905, the exercises came on June 22. Owing to the press of
military work, the exercises by the classes have been discontinued
since that date and instead, orations have been given by some
prominent citizen. This year Hon. John L. Lewis of Troy, Vt.,
delivered the Commencement address. Governor Bell and Staff,
Gen. G. M. Dodge, '51, and several prominent guests were present.
General Dodge made an address on the work of the alumni.

In 1906, the exercises were held June 21. Governor G. J.
Bell, and Staff, and several prominent citizens of the State were
present. Congressman D. J. Foster delivered the Commencement
address; music was furnished by the Temple Quartette of Boston.
After the exercises came the ceremony of presenting Alumni Hall
to the University Trustees, (q. v.)

In 1907, the exercises came on June 27. The Governor of the
state, unable to be present, was represented by several of his
Staff. Ex-Governor F. D. Proctor addressed the senior class;
music was furnished by the " N. U.' ' Glee Club.

In 1908, the exercises came on June 18. Attorney General
C. C. Fitts of Brattleboro represented the Governor of the state,
and delivered a brief address. Hon. Mason S. Stone, state super-
intendent of education, delivered the Commencement oration.
Music was furnished by the University Quartette. Mrs. A. R.
Shaw, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, also sang.

In 1909, the exercises came on June 24. Rear Admiral George



CORPORATION DINNERS. 317

P. Colvocoresses, U. S. N., '66, delivered the annual oration.
Governor Prouty also gave an address. The Norwich Musical
Clubs furnished the music.

In 1910, the exercises came on June 24. Governor Prouty and
Staff were present. Gen. Edward H. Ripley delivered the annual
oration, and Governor Prouty made a brief address; music was
furnished by the Norwich Musical Clubs.

CORPORATION DINNERS.

The Corporation or Alumni dinners were inaugurated in 1889.
The first one was given at Howe's Hall at 12 m., June 27. Over
one hundred cadets and guests were present. Dr. George Nichols
presided. Hon. Frank Plumley acted as toastmaster; speeches
were made by Governor Dillingham, Dr. Joseph Stedman, '59,
Gen. T. S. Peck and Mr. Warren Gibbs of St. Albans. The Apollo
quartette furnished the music. These dinners were given at
Howe's Hall until 1892.

In 1890, the dinner was given at 1 p. m. June 26. About 125
guests were present. Dr. George Nichols presided and Hon.
Frank Plumley acted as toastmaster. The toasts were responded
to by Governor Dillingham, Gen. W. L. Greenleaf, Hon. E. F.
Palmer, Dr. George Nichols, Capt. H. V. Partridge, H. Dressel, Jr.,
'90, and N. L. Sheldon, '84. The Apollo quartette furnished
the music.

In 1891, the dinner was served at 2 p. m., June 25th. Owing
to the lateness of serving the dinner, the postprandial exercises
were omitted. In 1892, the dinner was served at the Northfield
House at 1 p. m., June 30. Dr. George 0. Nichols acted as toast-
master. Rev. C. H. Fay, '37, gave an eloquent address on the
early history of the University. In 1893, Mr. M. E. Yarrington
served the dinner at Howe's Hall, June 29. Hon. Frank Plumley
acted as toastmaster; speeches were made by Governor Fuller and
Dr. George Nichols.

In 1894, Mr. M. E. Yarrington served the dinner in Arm-
ory Hall, June 28. Hon. Frank Plumley acted as toastmaster.
Speeches were made by Col. J. H. Goulding, '65, Hon. Frank
Plumley, Maj. H. E. Alvord, '63, Dr. George Nichols. Capt. H. E.
Tutherly, U. S. A., H. T. Cushman, Dr. J. Q. A. McCollister, '53,
Cadet H. H. Stearns, '94, and Dr. Joseph Stedman, '59. In 1895,
the dinner was given at Armory Hall on June 27.

In 1896, the Alumni dinner was given in Armory Hall, June
26. Dr. George Nichols served as toastmaster. The toasts were



318 NORWICH UNIVERSITY.

given as follows: "Vermont," by Governor U. A. Woodbury;
"Norwich University," by Prof. Charles Dole, '69; "The Army,"
by Capt. H. E. Tutherly, U. S. A.; "The Graduating Class," by
Lieut. C. A. Plumley, '96; "Honor," by Prof. Charles Wesley
Emerson; "Inland Commerce," by Gen. J. G. McCuUough; "The
Alumni," by Maj. H. E. Alvord, '63; "The Ladies," by Gen. T. S.
Peck.

In 1897, the corporation dinner was served at Armory
Hall by M. E. Yarrington at 1 p. m., July 1. Hon. Frank Plumley
served as toastmaster. The following toasts were given: "The
United States," by Capt. H. E. Tutherly, U. S. A.; "Vermont,"
Governor Josiah Grout; "Norwich University," by President
Brown; "Heroism," by Gen. T. S. Peck; "The Class of 1897," by
Cadet Capt. C. E. Walker, '97; "The Ladies," by Hon. J. D.
Denison, '66.

in 1898, the dinner was given by the ladies of the Congre-
gational church at Howe's Hall, at 12 m., June 30. President
Brown presided and Hon. Frank Plumley acted as toastmaster.
Toasts were responded to by President Brown, Governor Grout,
Hon. George Nichols, Lieut. H. W. Hovey, U. S. A., Gen. T. S.
Peck, N. L. Sheldon, '84, Charles Marseilles, '68, and Rev. I. P.
Booth. The Cecilia quartette furnished the rhusic.

In 1899, the dinner was served by Mr. M. E. Yarrington in
Howe's Hall. Hon. Frank Plumley acted as toastmaster. The
toasts were as follows : " The United States,' ' Capt John W. Heard,
U. S. A.; "The State of Vermont," Gov. E. C. Smith; "Norwich
University," President Brown; "Our Honored Guests," by Gen.
T. S. Peck; "The Alumni," N. L. Sheldon, '84; "The Class of
1899," Capt. J. P. Moseley, '99; "The Ladies," Rev. Howard F.
Hill, '67.

In 1900, the dinner was served at Howe's Hall at 12 m.,
June 28, by the ladies oi the Congregational church. Mr. N. L.
Sheldon, '84, acted as toastmaster. The following toasts were
given: "United States," by Hon. B. F. Spaulding, '77; "The
State of Vermont," by Gen. T. S. Peck; "Norwich University,"
by President Brown; "The Alumni," by Rev. H. F. Hill, '67;
"Our Honored Guests," by Dr. F. E. Steele, '81; "Class of 1900,"
by Capt. B. W. Sibley, '00; "The Ladies," by Judge E .R. Juckett,
'89.

In 1901, the ladies of the Universalist church served the
dinner at Concert Hall at 12 m., June 27. Hon. Frank Plum-
ley acted as toastmaster. The following toasts were given:



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" Vermont,' ' by Governor W. W. Stickney; " Norwich University/'
by President Brown; ''The Alumni," by Capt. E. A. Shuttle-
worth, '91; "The Class of 1901,'' by Maj. C. E. Wheatley, '01;
" The Ladies,' ' by Rev. Howard F. Hill, '67.

From 1902 until 1907 the corporation dinners were served at
Drill Hall. In 1902, Hon. Frank Plumley acted as toast-
master. The toasts were as follows: "The United States,"
President Brown; "Vermont," Gen. Stephen Thomas, (q. v.) of
Montpelier, (then ninety-three years of age); "New England,"
Rev. Dr. Roberts of Concord, N. H.; " Norwich University," Rev.
William S. Hazen; "The Alumni," Dr. F. E. Steele, '80; "Class
of 1902," G. H. Watson, '02.

In 1903, the dinner was given by the ladies of the Methodist
church at 12;;^0 P.M., June 25. Rev. W. S. Hazen acted as toast-
master. The toasts were as follows: "Norwich University," by
President A. D. Brown; "Vermont," Governor J. G. McCullough;
" The Army," by Gen. G. M. Dodge, '51 ; "The Alumni," by L. B.
Johnson, '88; "The Class of 1903," by Maj. Seth Williams, '03;
"The Ladies," by George D. Thomas, '76.

In 1904, the Ladies of the Methodist church served the dinner
at 1 p. M., June 23. Prof. C. C. Brill, acted as toastmaster. The
following toasts were given: "Vermont," by Lieutenant Governor
Stanton; " Norwich University,' ' by Hon. Frank Plumley.

In 1905, the dinner was served liy Mr. Seth C. Rich, at 12 m.,
June 21. Hon. Frank Plumley acted as toastmaster. The toasts
were given as follows: "Vermont," Hon. J. L. Lewis; "Norwich
University," President C. H. Spooner; "The Alumni," Gen. G. M.
Dodge, '51; "The Graduates," Lieut. Edward Moore, '05; "The
Ladies," by George D. Thomas, '76.

In 1906, the dinner was served by S. C. Rich. President
Spooner acted as toastmaster. The toasts were as follows : " The
Congress of the United States," Hon. D. J. Foster; "Vermont,"
Governor C. J. Bell; "Norwich University," President Spooner;
"The Class of 1906," by Capt. C. R. Andrew, '06; "The Ladies,"
Col. H. O. Kent, '54.

In 1907, the dinner was held at the Northfield House. Hon.
Frank Plumley acted as toastnuister. A fine programme was
arranged. Governor Prouty ably responded to the toast of "Ver-
mont." Owing to the lateness of the hour the remainder of the pro-
gramme was omitted and the alunaii and guests proceeded to the
l)arade. Since this year these dinners have been discontinued.



320 NORWICH UNIVERSITY.

COMMENCEMENT DRILLS.

The Commencement drills have been given for many years
in the afternoon, immediately following the corporation dinner.

In 1885, the drills were given as follows ; Infantry and Bayo-
net drills, Capt. F. R. Belknap; Artillery and Sabre drills, Lieut.
M. L. Chandler; Broadsword drill, Capt. W. M. Rumbaugh,
commandant. In 1886, the drills came in the forenoon of June
15th as follows: Artillery drill, Lieut. P. S. Randall, with cor-
porals C. E. Austin and W. E. Hassam as gunners; Broad-
sword drill, Lieut. C. H. Nichols; Bayonet and Infantry drills,
Capt. E. H. Prince; Dress Parade, Capt. W. H. Rumbaugh,
commandant.

In 1887, the drills were given as follows: Dress Parade and
Infantry drills, Lieut. E. H. Catlin, U. S. A., Bayonet drill, Capt.
C. E. Austin; Sabre and Broadsword drill, Lieut. W. E. Hassam;
Artillery drill, Lieut. E. V. Booth. Music was furnished by the
cadet band in charge of F. F. Hayward, '88. The corps was



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