The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 01, 1893, Image 15
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.
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
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
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.”
J. H. O’Bar, class of ’98, is teaching school
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
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
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?
Why does the gaiter love Roddy? Because
he Licks the platter clean.
Wanted :—Students in Elocution. All mod
ern bows receive special attention. Christ-