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College Dramatic Club
Prof. AV. B. Philpott - - Manager.
Frank Roes - - Sec. and Treas.
A. Gross - - Property Manager.
Fat Man’s Club.
Dan Cushing - - _ President.
I. S. Goldberg - _ - Secretary.
Rev. W.- S. Red - - - Chaplain.
Services, Sunday morning and evening.
Chapel every morning at 7: 45.
Rev. T. C. Bittle - - Superintendent.
Meets Sunday morning at 10: 30.
Young Men’s Christian Association.
A. M. Todd - - - President.
T. W. Merryweather - - Secretary.
Devotional exercises Sunday afternoon.
Gymnasium open every afternoon ex
Austin Literary Society.
E.C. Jonas - - - President.
E. G. Abbott - - - Vice-Pres.
A. Gioss - - Recording Sec.
A. M. Ferguson - - Cor. Sec.
A. W. Watkins - - - Financial Sec.
P. P. Mills - - Treasurer.
R. Fowler - _ - Censor.
B. C. Pittuck - - S’gt. at Arms.
F. N. Houston - - - Librarian.
Calliope an Literary Society.
E. L. Bruce . - _ President.
A. W. Bittle - - Vice-President.
W. M. M^assenberg - . - Secretary.
A. W. Polk - - - Cor. Secretary.
A. H. Fitzgerald - - Treasurer
J. Gilbert - - - - Librarian.
H. Spec- ----- Critic.
R. H. Mayes - _ _ Censor.
J. W. Leary - - - S’gt. at AT-ms.
A ’Possum and Coon jdunt.
The personnel of the party was Pro
fessor Adriance, Dr. Gillespie, Mr. Frank
Ross, H. B. Suber and Sergeant Wm.
Fenley, all of the Agricultural and Me
chanical College. Each was well mount
ed and met at Mr. Suber’s residence
where Mr. Suber was in waiting with his
famous hunting hounds, together with,
two of Governor Ross’ hounds and Old’
Jim, the Sergeant’s dog. Soon they
made a start.
In less than an hour’s hunt—about
four miles from the College, a trail
struck which proved to be that of a fine*
fat ’possum, which took refuge in a fallen
tree. Then the fun began. Old Jim was
into the hole in a very short time and!
brought out Mr. ’Possum, holding with
a tight grip on the side of his neck. Then
all the dogs came to Jim’s assistance and
made it very exciting for a short time.
Sergeant Fenley took the ’possum
from the dogs alive and with the help of
Ms. Suber broke his neck and tied him.
to the saddle. All hands then mounted
and rode a lively race for about thirty
minutes, the dogs being on a hot traiL
During this time a slight accident hap
pened to the sergeant. His saddle girth
broke a nd he was thrown from his horse-
Dr. Gillespie was quickly to his rescue
and both soon caught up with the other
hunters. About this time they met a
few more hunters of another party, . and
all joined the dogs in making splendid
music. A brisk ride through bushes, up-
and down hills, across creeks, etc., made
it very exciting. “Treed again!” was the-
glad cry from all. Sure enough, there-
were two coons up a tree. As usual the
sergeant went up and dropped one coon-'
at a time. The dogs eagerly caught the
first and made short work of him ; then
the second was let down and met the
same fate, the dogs having a splendid
fight came out victorious.
Again all mounted and proceeded to
ll unt up a fox. Soon a trail was struck
and a lively chase was made for about