Dennis A. Waters Fine Daguerreotypes: "The Ranters of Bethany College, Virginia. They committed all sorts of rascalities and mischievousness. The company was commanded by the Grand Ranter, whose order must be obeyed under penalty of expulsion. Among the stunts commonly indulged in were those of robbing hen and turkey roosts and feasting on the spoils of such raids; of stealing horses from the townspeople to enjoy hilarious midnight cross-country rides."