The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 01, 1893, Image 15

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THIS BATTALION'. To flfl. E, T. ’Tis late—advanced is the night; A eentinel am I And beat my post both left and right Beneath a starry sky: And from my lofty post all ’round I*watch and listen to each sound. I watch the dwellings at the Fort, And in the town below ; If danger happens I report The bugle ’larm to blow. And all alone, that spot I watch, Where sleeps my darling in her virgin couch. I watch each shining, twinkling star, The blue expanse above, And in the solemn silence near and far. Pray for rny Mary love: May he who Knows no sleep nor slumber Watch o’er my Mary years without number. —Sergt. William Fenley, Co. E., 23rd Infantry, IT. S. A. Fort Mackinac, Mich., June 21, 1888. FOOTBALL!. The weather conditions presented now are most favorable for the foot ball team to prac tice under. The air is cool and invigor ating, also the ground is a trifle soft but not to so much so to prevent good work. That the A. and M. has one of the most splendid fields in the state for all out of door sports is not bo be disputed. We have some superb talent in that line of sport here at present. A few" of the new r boys have shown themselves to be first-class play ers in every respect as far as we could judge from the brief practice had so far this j r ear. No degree of excellency can he attained in ‘interfering” “tackling” and sprinting with the ball, without constant practice. The time for leisure here is so limited that it seems nearly impossible to get the whole team on the field in a body for practice. The team to represent the College in the state should come to the conclusion that it is time for some match games to be arrang- «d and also that it is a matter of Utter impos sibility to make a respectable showing with out some practice in all the “tact’s” mention ed. A game will peihaps be arranged wit.^ “Austin College” at Sherman or Georgetown. In either case, the “Cadets” wid have a “hap py” task in attaining victory; but with proper practice should put up a stiff game. Who will be the ’93-’94 “Center Bush?” Why Davis H. Who was the clown in last year’s game between the J. C.’s and the A. and M.’s The unpire Orltorf and Pedevr make a fast pair of “halfbacks.” Billy Matthews. Alumni |4otes. J. H. O’Bar, class of ’98, is teaching school at LaGrange. C. W. Rollins, one of last year’s graduates, has charge of a school at Caddo Mills. Jos. Weidel, of last year’s class, is in an architects office at San Antonio. F. C. Beyer, class of ’92, is employed at the electric light plant. Our senior captain of ’93, B. C. Parsons, now of the Columbian Guards, will be witfct us after Christmas to take a post graduate course. ©OZEI Did Lieut. Morse come around too late or did Japhet go to bed too early? Who wasjit that wanted to run vertical lines with the solar compass? What Cadet tried to bore holes with a mon key-WTench. The chib rehearses no more; yefc Houston can still look pleased. “’Tis Dinner Time !!! ” LOCAL AflD PERSONALS. Why did Todd change his name to Fodder? Ask Massy. Why does the gaiter love Roddy? Because he Licks the platter clean. Wanted :—Students in Elocution. All mod ern bows receive special attention. Christ-