September 17th.—The car wheels grind and screech as they come to a stop in Covington.
The Emory students pile out and transfer to the palace car drawn by the Oxford
hayburners, and the noisy contingent begins to glide through the maizes of
Midway on into the jaws of their future destiny and to the tender mercies of
Madam Peed. As they near Oxford the oxen on a thousand hills lift up their
plaintive voices in sad lament as they view this army of steak masticators
approaching; the citizens stand with outstretched arms to receive their nine
months' support; the numerous old maids of the village behave themselves
very unseemingly as they see so much new' masculine material approaching on
which to exercise their dilapidated charms.
September 18th.—The college clock lazily strikes the doleful hour of 10 A. M., the chapel
organ gives forth a demoniacial shriek as it awakes from its summer siesta;
"Sub" Johnson surveys the new student body, and covering his face with his
hands, weeps over the year's prospects—college opens.
September 10th.—King James conceitedly presents a new scheme of classification, certifi¬
cates rain down upon the head of the unfortunate faculty and the new recruit
finds that he is not such an intellectual wonder as the homefolks had led him to
September 20th.— Weber and Brown hang around King James' back door for a hand out
from the English department, but being ordered to saw wood in the same old
way, they prepare to depart to other Plutonian regions.
September 21st.—A tug of war between "frats" and "nons" for the new recruit, and a general
riding of the goat ensues.
September 22nd.—The venerable locks of King James inspire reverence, but his knock-
knees are the end of theory.
September 23rd.—Few and Phi Gamma give new men some examples of spellbinding oratory.
Mr. Harry Brooks and Miss Arte Wright are married.
September 25th.—The new boy "Willie," hears from the "gal" he left behind, "Sally "
September 28th.—Madam Peed blows his nose and Pug Smith blacks King James' shoes.
October 1st.—Dowd and Ashley both attempt to manipulate the organ during the agonies
of the college choir. Ashley is victorious.
October 3rd.—"Zeke" Turner agrees to take charge of gym.
October 5th.—New boys are in the agonies of homesickness.
October 8th.—Football practice commences.
October 14th.—Relay race won by Juniors.
October 18th—Dr. B. A. Wise announced as English "Prof."
October 21st.—First game of football season.
October 25th.—Hannah weeps over the departure of Weber.
October 29th.—Few Society's anniversary.
October 31st.—Seniors have "possum" hunt. Dr. Peppier goes with the class. "Twenty-
three" possums are caught.
November 3rd.—Gen. C. A. Evans preaches in Oxford church.
November 8th.—Some soot falls on " PepV'head and is removed with extreme modesty
on the part of that blushing piece of masculine femininity.
November 9th.—President Pearce of Brenau lectures.
November 16th.—Fred Emerson Brooks lectures.
November 25th.—Football season ends.
Seniors win the pennant without having to stand under the goal post.
November 28th.—Annual editors elected.
November 31st.—Shelley Ivey sells the Arcade to W. T. Burt.
December 5th.—"Pep" and Shingler embrace.
December 6th.—"Pep" gives Senior football team a swell banquet. "John L." Sullivan
tells a "rumpety" joke.
December 10th.—"Fox" Bonnell buys a new cob pipe. "Red" Robertson buys his old one.
December 13th.—Freshman football team are given a bouquet by Shingler.
December 14th.—Impromptu debate won by Phi Gamma.