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NEWARK ACADEMY EDITORIAL STAFF MANAGING EDITOR, R. A. O’Brien, ’18. ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR. ». H. Hurt. ’13. CITY EDITOR. J. E. Brtnckerhoff. 13. SPORTING EDITOR, ART EDITOR, ’,a' «• Krue*er, 14. _ REPORTERS. REPORTERS. S', ly®*r' ’:ls' R. Eberstadt, 13. W. O. Rogern, 14. G. G Roaera, IS. J. T. Hammer. 14. .1. r. Hardin. 18. > H, N. Odell, 13. w. H. Her*. 18. THE MODERN SCHOOL BOY. SO often nowadays we hear someone say, “Well, things are not as- they were in my time. Why, we used to have real athletes, but now-** Whan someone puts such an argument oefore you ask him how many of the records of his day still stand. One-half? No: more than likely about one out of ten. And are not. new records being made continually? In foot ball, It is true, the men are possibly slighter and of less weight than in for mer years, but to take the place: of “beef and brawn" has come speed. Brains are.now- needed to play the game well, whereas brute strength played it M years ago. As the men change so does the game change, and so it will ad Jnflnitum. But the really great change has come about not in athletics, but in academic demands, in studies. Twenty years ago educational institu tions, preparatory schools and colleges demanded much less than (hey do to day. And if it is true that more work is required in the modern institutions, it must certainly be* true that the modern schoolboy has reached a higher Mage of efficiency and capability. Whoever heard a generation ugo of a boy graduating from a preparatory school and having had five years of J^atin, in addition to three or four years of two modern languages? Many studies ( whioh are now regular preparatory school subjects were pursued only in col lege courses in those times. So f! would seem that the modern schoolboy is as fit in every way as his “older brother." and in addition is carrying a fcomew'hat heavier burden on his shoulder. to» ' —— -—-----.. FAT BOY WHO TURNED SNEERS INTO CHEERS , W. 0. Rogers, 15, Newark Academy, Conceives a Tale in Which the Woes of the Butt of the School Spur Him to i Achievements Which Conquer His Tormentors. JOE MARTIN dropped his two hundred odd pounds on a bench in the locker-room and tugged viciously at his shoes. His thoughts did not run in a very pleasant channel and his face portrayed his thoughts exactly. Therefore Joe resembled a. stray thunder-cloud, very large, very dark and very threatening. The cause of his wrath was his avoirdupois. It was the cause of all of Joe’s persecutions, and it was the causo of his mumblings as he dressed after the gymnasium class. "Just because I’m fat,” he growled under his breath, "they think they ran pick on me. But you wait and you'll see Joe Martin make ’em sit up and take notice yet. I'll fool 'em. I'll go out for baseball and get out of gym. I'm not cornin’ up here to make a fool o' myself any longer. You wait!" The last* two words were more like a threat than a simple exclamation. At the same time he noticed one of his tormentors coming down the stairs, and he started afresh his mumblings. Martin finished Ids dressing and went upstairs to the study hall In any ihing but a pleasant frame of mind, llrmly resolved to report to Mr. Scott, the coach, at the field that afternoon. * * 5 ift A The field-house was a babel of sound. In the locker-room, where most t'f the varsity and second-string men dressed, the uproar was deafening. In the corner by the shower baths some plumbers were installing a new watcr beater. From the lockcr-room occupied by tho younger hoys and a few track candidates snatches of conversation drifted into the main room and mingled With the general uproar. It was al this point that Martin entered, or, rather, partly entered. He poked nis head into the room, and having ascertained that no one was look ing, slid his suitcase through the door ami followed after It. Afraid of being i noticed, he deposited his suitcase on tho iloor where the liat bags stood and ! went over to watch the plumbers. *«->*■> Fifteen minutes later Mr. Scott had the team over on one of the bleach ers. telling them the signals for "inside baseball." Suddenly the door of the field-house opened and Martin came out and lumbered up the bank to where the squad was sitting. Mr. Scott stopped speaking, and for a moment there was a death-like stillness. Then someone laughed, and in an Instant the whole squad was choking with laughter. And well they might. Martin was dressed in an old pair of football trousers, made for a man of about half hls size: an old faded white sweater and a pair of brown golf stockings with fed and green top*. He certainly presented a most ludicrous picture, but Mr. Hoott kindly refrained from laughing, and ordered him to join the other can didates on the bench. * * * * * In the days that followed Martin slaved regularly and faithfully at prac tise. and appeared to be a little less of a joke than the coach had first sup posed. True, the squad took every opportunity for tormenting him, but Mr, Scott saw some possibilities In him. and, with an eye for the next years »eam, spent some time over him, with the result that he soon became tho third best of the catchers. Then the unforeseen happened. The second-string catcher broke his linger while attempting to "pick” a foul off the bat. So Martin became the substitute catcher In hls stead. As such he tolled through the rest of the season without getting a chance, until at last the day of the big game came. That game will long be remembered by Milton Academy graduates and undergraduates. Through eight bitter innings the teams struggled, with the score tied at 3-3. Then in the ninth .Brooks, the captain, who caught on the varsity, hit safely and stole second. He took too much lead off the bas«. however, and in trying to get back to the bag In safety sprained his unkle and was carried off the field. For a moment Martin did not realize what this meant. When at last it dawned upon him that he had to catch his head persisted In spinning like a top. He put on hls chest protector in a dazed sort of way and walked over to the plate. He could barely see the pitcher, Headley, ns he swung his arm and shot a hall towards him. Instinctively he reached out his glove and the ball thudded into it. With the shock of the catch hls brain cleared. Everything became perfectly distinct, before his eves and he felt perfectly calm. The ninth inning was a repetition of the eighth, fn the beginning of the tenth they retired Blake Academy in short order, and Milton went to bal resolved to do or die. The first, batter up struck out. The next hit an easy pop fii to the pitcher. Then Martin walked to the plate, A roar from the bleachers greet ■ j, approach- Martin stooped heavily down, rubbed some dust on tho handle of his bat and rose just In time to dodge a "swift one" which had been shot over the plate by the pitcher. The crowds in the bleachers hooter! in derision and a slight scowl passed over Martin’s face. The next was a slow ball, and Martin swung at it with all hls might, missing it by at least a root. More jeers followed, amj Ills teammates frantically urged him to "con nect with it." The pitcher, judging him to be of that type of batter who swings wildly at the ball, pitched another slow one, calculated to entice Mnr . .t° slr'ke at u- The Pitcher’s calculations were correct. Martin did swing ■ 1 an,d' Y 8 ,morC’ he ,]|d "connect" with It. The ball sailed far out into centre field, and the centre fielder turned and raced madly for the fence n ' t'J'V r°ar !'kr an anf?ry buI1’ tossPd hls head and lumbered towards funded ,irst> touched second, gaining speed all the while, and jeached third base Just as the pitcher received the centre fielder s throw. The coaches on the third base line signalled for Martin to stop, and the pitcher waited expectantly to see what Martin would do. But Martin was not to be held by so small an obstacle. Ho rounded third and headed for home as fast as he could move. Tho pitcher, rattled by whal seemed to him u be an almost unbelievable piece of folly, waited a second too long before throwing the ball So Martin and the ball reached home-plate at precisely the same moment. The catcher caught the ball and half turned to tag Mnt h£n°UThAt ’,h7 PXa7 mompnt Martin, with hls head lowered, collided with '**}• r.h.° <JatChf,r, and Martin rolled over in a tangled heap on the ground obL’l mllW 7 7l ShOUt’ ^Ir' Sc0tt lpapod 11 p and pointed at a small white i ^.?? , ?V .f Y y away fronl (llp Plate. Martin was safe, and for once his fat had elevated him to the rank of hero* coup^VeofmstSr!abeoryshe d°W" at Mp! ScoU from tbp sh°”>dp- pf a ‘‘Who said that nobody loves a fat man,” he asked cheerfully. And the coach made no answer. w O. ROGERS '15 SHORT SPORT TOPICS I leld liay. This is an appropriate place to mention a word or two concerning field day. Field day is an important event in the annals of the academy, and has served as a sort of grand finale to the athletic year. In late years, how ever, the occasion has served in an other capacity also, namely, as a means of choosing men to represent the Red and Black on the above mentioned Princeton Club nsdet. It la, therefore, necessary that every fellow who has the least ability should enter and determine just how tar his talent extends. By so doing, he may uncover some ability which may aid In making the academy a winner. Odds and Ends in Sport. fcl. Staines, the elongated academy high jumper, is coming along in great shape these days, and is clear ing the bamboo at 5 feet 7, as regu lar as a clock. Wo are tacking a lot of hope to “Stickpin’s” ability, and believe that he shall prove to be “first over the bar’’ In the Prlnce Wh Club meet. ’ Stick” succeeded la winning first prize at the X. Y. U. meet a short while ago with a leap of 5 feet 7 Inches. Another "hope” of ours is Eber stadt, who is pushing out the twelve pound shot like a house afire these balmy days. Ebers will be there with bells on In the Princeton meet, and the man who beats him shall have to do well over 41 feet. In the X. Y. IT. meet Eberstadt plated fourth with a heave of over 41 feet. The distance separating the first four men was only 6 inches. Keep your eye skimmed for “Kim” Atha in the 440 when the Princeton Club meet blows around. Your eye will have to be pretty fast to fol low that boy, when he once begins to dig the cinders, take it from me! Appreciate Coaches Work. When speaking of doings at the academy, there are two men who Im mediately arise in our minds in con nection with athletics. These persons are Messrs, klaroney and Ikas, who, as every follower of schoolboy ath letics knows, are no others than onr physical director and his able assist Ut Newark Academy and Its Head Master, Wilson Farrand Tho Sentence Stood: “Ingratitude, thou marble-hearted fiendl'' Krskinc proceeded as follows: “Ingratitude, thou marble-headed fiend!” O-O | -biot a Few “Improprieties in Hietlnn" Kxani|»l«N from I*»pern. Cows did not give the usual amount I of milk and threatened the cities with a milk drought. Tho pupils of the academy were quietly baffling their studies, when a largo report was heard. .Streets are paved differently in ac cordance with the phraseology of the landscape. » Physios' at the academy ts taught very thoroughly, and the pupils tak ing it arc prepared for a more ex hausted study of it when they enter college. O- O Found on a Rhetoric Paper: “Five of us boys went to a school in the vicinity with putty-blowers and putty. We blew putty against the windows until one boy hit the janitor who was washing windows on the head with a piece of putty." “Paul Revere was to he. on the other side of the river which flows past Boston with his horse." " 'Tho Star Spangled Banner' was written by Francis Scott Key while ho was a prisoner on a British ship at the siege of Baltimore on an old envelope." “There were*elevators fur the peo ple running from the basement to the top floor." o- o Found on a Composition Paper: “Both ends of a ferryboat are alike, and in fact the front half is as nearly like the rear half as It can be made." o—o Note tlie < learnes* of This Sentence: "In the barn-yard there was a cow with a bell who kept shaking her head off and on the whole night." Colleges Attended by Academy Boys Since ’06 As a very large percentage of the Newark Academy graduates en ter various colleges each yenr, the board thought that it would be an item of Interest to make out a list of the colleges represented by the academy. Princeton heads the list with an overwhelming majority, with Yale second and Cornell third. The summary: Princeton . 73 \ ale IS Cornell 13 Columbia .^. 9 Williams . 7 Stevens . ti Amherst . 5 Iathlgh . 4 M. X. T. 4 Rutgers . 4 Dartmouth . 3 Harvard . 3 Worcester . 3 Wesleyan . 1 Notre Dame. 1 Lafayette . 1 Note—This list Is subject to ad dition. Il SCHOOL WITH A STORY AS STRANGE AS FICTION NEWARK cannot claim the distinction of having established tho tirst school In New Jersey, but its citizens may well feel proud that Newark today possesses one of tho best preparatory schools In the State. Tho alumni of the Newark Academy have won honors for themselves in the va rious colleges and universities of the land, and reflected credit upon their alma mater by tho evident thoroughness of their preparatory studies. The moral tone of the institution lias been and is such that Its many alumni who am today tilling placi s of honor and trust In the professional, political and business world cannot fail to recognize the influence of its teachings as n prime factor in their success. ii is somewnat uncertain now oiui the Newark Academy really Is. Tito first school was held in a tavern In the central part of the town. The first school building was erected on what Is now known ns Washington Park in 1774. This building was de stroyed by the British in 1780. For twelve years it lay In ruins, and Newark during this period was with out any school facilities. Then in 1791 a subscription was begun to rulso money for a new school. The present academy cherishes in its building the corner-stone of the structure erected In 1792 by means of these contributions, on the site of tlie present postofflee building. Lottery ill Raise Funds, On April 13, 1793, the trustees of the academy appointed a committee to petition the Legislature for tier mission to hold a lottery to raise a sum not exceeding 800 pounds. • >n June 22, 1793, Dio committee reported to the trustees that the Legislature had granted the permission. on March 24, 1794, the trustees directed that the lottery be drawn, but the committee thought best to wait for more subscriptions, and on Decem ber 11, 1791. the trustees gave them authority "to prosecute the object of the lottery till they raise the money nllowed by law." The academy records do not tell what success they met with. Boiow is a. reproduction of one of the lot- I tery tickets. ' him. From the proceeds of the sale means for teaching dancing were pro cured. Become* HojV School. In 1859 the trustees decided to re strict the institution to the use of male 'pupils only, and the school re opened with Samuel Farrand as principal. Under Dr. Farrand the school made wonderful strides. The number of pupils was increased! from twenty to the present number. The gymnasium was add»‘d, and the curriculum enlarged. Mr. Farrand. the present principal, succeeded bis j father, and he has done remarkable i work in raising the standard of the | school. An athle tic field «»t four acres, sit- j noted near the corner of Orange and First streets and overlooking Branch Brook Park, has been presented to i the. academy by its alumni and I friends. This field, which is for the j exclusive use of the academy pupils, i is expected ultimately to be the site j of the school itself. There is room enough to build an academy here of adequate Mize without touching the. running track, the baseball or foot ball field or the field house. The re moval of the school will, however, not be undertaken until a sum of money has been Secured by gift or otherwise which with the proceeds from the sale of the present site will I NEWARK ACADEMY LOTTERY No. 3357 $2,500 the highest prize and $20 the lowest prize. This Ticket entitles the Bearer to such Prize as may be drawn against its Number, without any deduction. v- WM. BURNET. II _,_________l From 170- to 1850 the academy was weighed down by the lack of money. The financial necessities of the trus tees compelled them to consider the use of the building for other than school purposes. The Masonic lodge held its meetings in one of the rooms of the school-house. The Common Council also intruded, but when someone suggested holding religious meetings there the line was promptly drawn. * In 1856 the ground on which the academy stood was sold to the gov ernment us a site for a postofRce. Then tho academy moved to its pres ent location on High street. The cornerstone was lost in this move, and was not found again until the new gymnasium was built. In 187.7 the new academy opened as a school for botli sexes. About this time some patron of the academy presented it with a slave. This slave was used for quite a time us janitor of the school. However, finally the trustees decided to sell provide for the erection of a suitable nuildlng without reducing the salary list 01 otherwise impairing the edu cational eftlclency of tin- school. A New (IrniKlKlnnil. Ton per cent, of the gate receipts at the academy games is put in a special fund for the establishment of permanent improvements at the field. This fund has now reached pleasing proportions, and it is hoped that In a short time a covered stand will be creeled to augment the two open stands already built. .Started in a tavern, erecting its first building 121 years ago with the proceeds of a lottery; obtaining menns to teach dancing by the sule of human flesh and blood; permitting without comment the use of its build ing for political purposes nnd deny ing its use emphatically for religloiiH worship, the academy has lived through the most trying vicissitudes, and now occupies a conspicuous place among the educational institutions of the country. NEWARK ACADEMY HELPS RAMPTON In February a very interesting, though short, entertainment was held in the chapel. The participants were a quartet from Hampton Institute and an ex-chieftain of the Zulus, who had been educated at the seme place. Hampton Institute, at He pip ton. Va., is a school for the education and uplift of the negroes and Indians, and When it became known that the ob ject of the entertainment was to raise funds the academy beys took it up with an excellent spirit. A sufficient amount to support a student for one year \xas qu > kly raised. The following letter, wh'-di gives a good idea of lit1.- at Hampton, was received a short time ago by (lie beneficiary of the donation: "Hampton Institute, "Hampton, Va., March 20, 1913. "Dear Friends—It is n pleasure to me to write and thank you for pay ing my scholarship at Hampton. “This is my second term in the tn | stltution. Last term I worked in the | academic office of the school and at tended evening school. I am in day school this term. Before coming to Hampton 1 finished the grammar school at my home (Lexington, Ky.i, as T wanted to learn the bricklayers' trade, which I expect lo teach after leaving Hampton. 1 was advised by Une of the Hampton graduates to como here to learn my trade. I de cided to work a year in order lo get money enough to enter Hampton, and do as I had been advised, instead of finishing my studies in high school. A Work Student. "I cmne to Hampton in the fall of 1911. as a work student. After spend ing one term in the evening school, I decided to go to day school a term in order to get a better knowledge of the academic branches pertaining to my trade, and. too, this enabled me to get a year of manual training work along various branches. "The tlrst four months of the school term I took m.v manual training In the harness department, and also forty minutes twice a week was taken in mechanical drawing. I am now doing bench work. At present I am making a tool rack: the rest of the term wHll be spent in malting various articles of wood. "Wo spent one afternoon in the gymnasium taking gymnastic exer cise. Wo have a large and well equipped gymnasium. Hesldes doing gymnastics In the gymnasium we spend a good deni of time rowing. We have four large boats which hold twelve oarsmen each. During the spring we practise track stunts on the athletic Held. Athletics is an important factor among the students at Hampton. Our football team lost only one game last season, and wo have three players represented on the colored all-Ameri can * football team. Our basketball team has boon defeated only once in two years, nnd we have played the best team in the East. New \. M, C. A. IliiihMns. We have a new A'. Al. C. A. building j for students. Here the young men meet each evening and on holidays play various games. AVe have re ligious services each Thursday and Sunday evening in the auditorium of the new building. We also have a large library, which lias over 100,000 volumes. We have everything here that could lie had to make school life at Hampton pleasant.. The school battalion attracts much attention. AVe march to dinner every day with exception of Sunday and .Monday of each week. AVe have bat talion inspection every Sunday morn ing before church services. In the latter pant of the spring the six com panies of the battalion compete for ,i silver cup which was given to the school by Major Winston. Tills cut) Is competed for each year. Company iof which I am a corporal, won last year, and we expect to win again this spring. I expect to begin my trade next Oc tober. 1 am very much pleased with Hampton and the kind people here. As an appreciation of your kindness 1 shall try to do my best while here and after I shall have gone from Hampton also. 1 thank you for your kindness. Gratefully yours, (Signed) JOSEPH C. PARKS. Definition of a "spinster,” according to Ithetorlo IAr.: ‘"A spinster Is a. bachelor's wife!" O- -0 In history (Speir) "Cllsthenes divided Attica Into fifty (dames) demos." I Mf*lK J you w«n( —i— THe'Qfm' JeAni HW»II aw 1 SH' *ouR fRienc Hn» « cLnsb One Cjood. AnoTHeR.^ oor1 , 'C 1 ^Enms PjReen TcuoHtru. t5ec.on.o m Stevens CfRune V o' WatcH 'fOU.K HftT Anicenj rVr^m T6K tjcTTinaTVl'crf- Voinxs Ap.omt LftCRoSSe a Stevens (jfimo fine* T«e NYU meet iwuoot! I \\7 1 :i’” speaking in general of V\' ortc and athletic aggroga * ’ t'otif. In sc’IioolB and colleges, ore's the at nine times out of ten oeutri: upon the football, baseball t>; ’ ;,ims ss bolding the centre J oi the siege. l, - , rs, however, there has] eon.f li.t great prominence another! branch < f athletics which in many schools, the academy, tor example, has been supported for several years, I and which 1b a well-founded branch I of athletics. This popular sport is "gym" work, a branch of athletics which produces marvelous results toward developing the strength and poise of the body In this work the academy has ever been remarkably successful, and has sent out many gymnasts, who In college have be- i come members and In three instances captains of their university gymnas tic teams. Hut tn the season just past the Ited and Black was represented by a team which probably was the finest all-around body of athletes that bus ever been developed In the old school. In the early part of the season the outlook for a winning team was pretty cloudy. Many members of Inst year's team, which, by tho way, was also n corker, had left school and were making their marks in college. However, constant dally work in the gym brought to light considerable dormant ability In many of tho aspirants who, so green at the start, displayed championship form at the close of the season. It was thus, as a black horse, that Captain Wiss's team began the season with the an nual exhibition with Princeton. Then and there the aspect changed, and it ■was easily seen that tho academy could back the team against any i schoolboy aggregation in the coun try and nped have little fear for the result. Although only an exhibition, tho event afforded an opportunity to compare the form and nerve of tho! academy stars with their older, more : seasoned rivals, and, In short, the | Princeton men had very little. If any- j thing, on the schoolboys who wore' pitted against them. Tho exhibition with Vale a week later showed the academy team to1 be Improving with practise and the follows compared favorably with the team from Now Haven, from whence "gym" teams of championship oalibre are known to come. Princeton freshmen came next and proved easy victims for the lied and Black, and failed to make any kind of a showing against the academy. The score was .16 to 13. With these events over Mr. Ala roney, Mr. Ikas and Captain AVIs* went at It with a vengeance for the coining meets, which were Important events. Two weeks later a crippled team, which had lost two or three Qf the best men owing tn injuries and studies, Journeyed to Haverford College for the big private school track and gymnastic meet. In com petition with such institutions as Lawrcncevlllo, Tome, .DcLancy, Mer eersburg Hill School, Episcopal Acad emy and seven other schools, the academy was facing mighty stiff op position. Likewise, when one con siders that the academy had no onr entered In the track events, the chances of victory looked pretty thin; but looks are deceiving. The acad emy did win, by a score of '-’3 points, nosing out Episcopal Academy by 2 points. Episcopal, which last year beat tho academy by one-fculf a point, won 11 of their points In the track events. With this splendid victory as a boost the academy entered tho cham pionship held at the University of Pennsylvania last month. The academy team, greatly handi capped by the absence of "Kim" Athln, who is a sure winner in gym nastic circles, and Oieso, who Is like wise sure of several points, swept the boards and came home » winner Captain Wies was all there in this meet, winning the Individual cham pionship for two successive years, an accomplishment of which the acad emy Is very proud. Two weeks ago Harvard held the New England championships at Cam bridge. As usual, the academy was on hand to win a victory. But such a victory was never expected. Out of a possible XX points the academy team took 48, leaving the grand total of fli e points to be divided among the sur prised and bewildered opponents Harvard’s freshmen won three of these points. Thus we have presented the record of the finest prep school “gym" team In the country, a team which prob ably outclassed any prep school »t gregntion In the United States. l«d«ny Teams. As is easily seen, the past Has been very full of success for the academy in athletics. How about the year which Is coming? Of course it is dif ficult to tell just what the future holds in store for tho Red and Slack in the line of sport, but it is possible to judge with some degree of accu racy how great will be the future success of the various academy teams. As R shall be tho first athletic body to represent the school next season let us first consider tho football team of 1913. When tho candidates assem ble next fall there will be eight sea soned players missing from the line up, these having been graduated in the spring. This, of course, leaves a gap which looks to be, and shall be, a tremendous one to refill, and the present second team men shall have to do '.he trick. However, Newark Academy teams nave more times than one come back strong in the face of difficulty and defeat, and have made good. Therefore, with plenty of de termination and with such a gritty player an Captain "Mex” Houghton at the helm, there iB no reason why the Red ami black eleven next au tumn should not come through its very difficult season with flying colors and complete it successful sea son. After football is a thing of the past the “i ; in” team is next to hold the ccnti* ■ to. the stagL. This team snaR be minus the services of several of tho lies', "gym” artists of which the academy has ever boasted. Thes> fellows are booked to leave the old school this spring. However, don't, believe for one min ute that the .senior class supplies all of the academy gymnasts, for it doesn't by tiny means. In the fel lows who remain there Is a w ealth of mighty valuable and clever material. Therefore, Uic 1913-14 "gym” team, although it cannot possibly become such a. championship aggregation a a was this year's team, should be very formidable and capable of winning many prizes for the academy. The outlook for next season’s track team is very doubtful, as the real strength of the present squad Is as yet unknown, and probably shall re main ho until after the Princeton Club meet at the academy field (by the way, don't miss this great schol astic classic). Mr. Maroncy and ('aptnin Krueger have great hopes of winning tills Important event. Grad uation will thin the ranks of several excellent, athletes, but just how poor ly the team shall fure by this Is as yet uncertain, although one can safe ly say that the present team is stronger than its successors shall be. As for tho baseball team, it should prove to bo about in tho same class as the present nine, which Is finding It hard to shake a stubborn hoodoo, and has yet to win a game. Although Captain Breen and three of his present teammates receive, ov hope to. their sheepskins this spring, other material will undoubtedly spring up to fill tho open positions. The 1914 ball-tossers will win the ma jority of their contests. ACADEMY CORNER-STONE The corner-stone of the old Newark Academy was laid June 25, 1792, by St. John’s Lodge. General John M. Cnmming, .vho was then one of the governors of the academy, conducted the ceremonies as worshipful mas ter of the lodge. The records of the lodge Indicate that the Inscription was carved on the cornerstone, which was a slab of brownstone about a foot thick, four and one-half feet long and two feet wide. When the building' was torn down, in 1856, the late Joseph Black saw this stone among the rubbish and had it removed to the grounds of the building now occupied by the acad emy. There it remained for many years with Its inscription turned un derneath, while the1 many hundreds of young men who carelessly sat, ov stood upon it, or played about it, lit tle thought of the venerable memo ries which wore buried beneath its surface. tVhon the new gymnasium was built, the corner-stone was found, cleaned and placed in the wall of the building. Following is the English translation of the inscription on the stone: Bp the Blessing or 6od. Under the Auspicious Government or George Washington, Che Beloved father or his Countrp, president or the United states or America. And William Paterson Governor or Retv Jersep, Che Governs or the Academp, (Amidst the Acclamations or a (large Concourse or free masons) (laid the foundation Stone or this Building, Dedicated to the patrons or (literature and free masonrp. On the 25th Dap or Dune in the year or Our Cord 1792, And or the €ra or free masonrp 5792 It .i'