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THE 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Published Fortnightly by the Students of 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

J. C. MINOT, '96, Managing Editok. 

G. T. OKDWAY, '96, Assistant Managing Editor. 

H. B. BLODGETT, '96, Business Manager. 

J. B. ROBERTS, '95, . . . Personals. A. G. WILEY, '95, . . . Athletics. 

H. W. THAYER, 95, . . College World. C. W. MARSTON, '96, . Collegii Tabula. 

B. L. BRYANT, '95, I M - „ H. H. PIERCE, '96, | „„ . ■. „ 

J. T. SHAW, '95, j • • Miscellany. A L CHUKC h IL l ] . 95j j • Bowdom Verse. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

BRUNSWICK, MAINE. 

1894-95. 



Index to Volume XXIV. 



EDITORIAL DEPARTMENTS. 

Editorial Notes J. C. Minot, Editor. 

17, 49, 71, 103, 119, 133, 149, 165, 181, 199, 215, 231, 247, 263, 275. 

B. L. Bryant, 1, 33, 104. 

Collegii Tabula C. W. Marston, Editor. 

23, 39, 65, 100, 111, 124, 154, 172, 191, 207, 223, 242, 283. 
Assisted by J. C. Minot, 7, 138, 154, 256, 270. 

Personal J. B. Roberts, Editor. 

13, 30, 46, 101, 116, 129, 145, 160, 177, 194, 210, 226, 244, 259, 272, 286. 

Athletics A. G. Wiley, Editor. 

10, 29, 41, 66, 114. 

Assisted by J. C. Minot, 26, 44, 127, 144, 157, 176. 

Assisted by J. T. Shaw, 140, 158, 174. 

Assisted by H. H. Pierce, 158. 

College World H. W. Thayer, Editor. 

15, 81, 47, 102, 111, 118, 131, 147, 163, 178, 197, 213, 228, 245, 260, 273, 287. 

Y. M. C. A E. R. Woodbury, President of Y. M. C. A. 

45, 128, 144, 159, 177, 193, 210, 225, 244, 258, 272, 285. 

Book Reviews J. C. Minot, Editor. 

162, 196, 212, 245, 260. 

MISCELLANE O US. 

PROSE. 

About Chi Psi L. Deane, '49 279 

Address of the President (Ivy Day) J. B. Roberts 57 

Alhambra, The C. C. Smith 280 

Alpha Delta Phi Convention J. B. Roberts 37 

Anniversary Dinner B. L. Bryant 97 

Apple Story, An W. S. Bass 121 

Athletic Exhibition, The A.G.Wiley 278 

Athletic Field, The J. C. Minot 5 

Author of " Thrawn Janet," The. C. C. Smith 240 

Awards and frizes 96 

Baccalaureate Sermon President William DeWitt Hyde 72 

Bacon vs. Shakespeare P. P. Baxter 280 

Bowdoin Alumni of Boston Compiled by J. C. Minot 234 

Bowdoin Alumni of New York Compiled by J. C. Minot 203 

Bowdoin in the Past P. P. Baxter 249 

Bowdoin Men in Washington Lewiston Journal 220 

Bowdoin Revisited J. L. Pickard, '44 107 

Catalogue of Rooms and Roomers, A L. Deane, '49 236 

Chess H. O. Clough 265 

Centennial Exercises Compiled by B. L. Bryant 97 

Class-Day Exercises Compiled by B. L. Bryant 77 

Class-Day Oration G. A. Merrill 77 

Class History (Class Day) T. C. Chapman, Jr 83 

Class Prophecy (Class Day) R. H. Hinckley 87 

Class Reunions J. C. Minot 99 

College Republicans of Northern New England. . . J. B. Roberts 236 

Commencement Exercises Compiled by B. L. Bryant 91 

Correction, A ..An Alumnus 234 

Country Auction, A J. C. Minot 252 

Dedication of Searles Science Building Compiled by B. L. Bryant 107 

Dedication of Walker Art Building Compiled by B. L. Bryant 50 

Delta Kappa Epsilon Convention Preston Kyes 168 

Delta Upsilon Convention R. O. Small 151 



I N D E X .— ( Continued.') 

De Witt Collection of Etchings and Engravings. ...Prof. Henry Johnson 37 

Extracts From President's Report President William DeWitt Hyde 19 

Few of the Winter Birds Around Brunswick, A. . .T. D. Bailey 266 

Fireside Keverie, A Sterling Fessenden 136 

Foot-Ball is Not Brutal J. C. Minot 204 

Fraternity Reunions J. C. Minot 100 

Hon. F. M. Hatch Prof. F. C. Robinson 235 

Ideal Physician, The G. W. Greenlief 93 

Influence of Great Universities on College Athletics Prof. F. C. Robinson 188 

In Hoc Signo Vinces (Ivy Oration) G. B. Mayo 52 

Incident, An J. T. Shaw.. 21 

In Spite of Himself T. D. Bailey 168 

Interscholastic Foot-Ball F. W. Pickard, '94 218 

In Memoriam 101 

In Memoriam , . - 117 

In Memoriam 131 

In Memoriam 147 

In Memoriam 162 

In Memoriam 196 

In Memoriam 212 

In Memoriam 227 

Ivy-Day Exercises Compiled by J. C. Minot 52 

Ivy Hop 64 

Junior Prize Speaking 77 

Kenilworth J. C. Minot 218 

Meeting of Maine Historical Society 95 

Meeting of Board of Trustees 96 

Meeting of Alumni Association. ., 96 

Meeting of Phi Beta Kappa 96 

Method in Daily Life R. S. Hagar 220 

Mystery of the Mine, The T. L. Marble 267 

New England Funeral, A J. C. Minot 152 

New England Town-Meeting, A J. C. Minot 238 

'Ninety- Four's Senior Banquet Lewiston Journal. 64 

Omicron.The J. C. Minot 122 

One Night's Adventure : T. L. Marble 201 

Opening Address (ClaS3 Day) F. W. Dana 82 

Parting Address (Class Day) F. G. Farrington 89 

President's Reception 95 

Proposed Foot-Ball Constitution Drawn up by A. H. Stetson 184 

Psi Upsilon Convention H. H. Pierce 35 

Psi Upsilon Reception H.H.Pierce 233 

Reply, A George B. Chandler, '90 5 

Response of Class Dig (Ivy Day) P.D.Smith 61 

Response of Class Schemer (Ivy Day) W. S. A. Kimball 60 

Response of Handsome Man (Ivy Day) A. Quimby , 58 

Response of Man with Best Moustache (Ivy Day) .J. W. Crawford 60 

Response of Popular Man (Ivy Day) A. Mitchell, Jr 63 

Response of Puny Man (Ivy Day) G. L. Kimball 62 

Social Reform in Our Large Cities G. A. Merrill 3 

Taste for Reading R. S. Hagar 203 

Theta Delta Chi Convention. Philip Dana 181 

Two Pictures R. S. Hagar 250 

What Should be Done with the Bugle? R. O. Small 183 

Wreck, A D. B. McMillan 185 

Youth of Man, The F. J. Libby 91 

POETRY. 

Against the Current J. W. Condon 190 

Atalanta T. L. Marble 242 

Bath J. C. Minot 241 

Boyhood Memories .J. W. Condon 241 

Campus, The J. C. Minot 269 

Candidate, The 254 

Chemical Tragedy, A A. L. Churchill Ill 

Class-Day Poem II. E. Andrews 81 

Class Ode (Class Day) H. E. Bryant 90 



INDEX .— ( Continued.) 

Complex Dilemma, A A. L. Churchill 7 

Consolation, A T. D. Bailey 171 

Constant Contributors A. L. Churchill 137 

December 31, 1894 .J. C. Minot 206 

Drunkard and his Wife, The J.W.Condon 282 

Experementia Docet A. L. Churchill. 124 

Favored Swain, The J. C. Minot 223 

Fin de Siecle Inventor, The F. W. Pickard, '94. 269 

Fin de Siecle Simile, A A. L. Churchill 38 

From the Rural Districts H. H. Pierce 171 

Gardiner J. C. Minot 242 

Good Ear, A A. L. Churchill 23 

Gust, A R. E. Soule 241 

Huntsman, The H. H. Pierce 269 

In Dreams H. W. Thayer Ill 

In Deutschland A. L. Churchill 123 

Ivy Poem A.L.Churchill 55 

King of the College H. H. Pierce 172 

Love Tragedy, A J. C. Minot 255 

Matter of Principle, A 190 

Memories An Alumnus 23 

Mists, The J. C. Minot 282 

Modern Maid, The ..T. D. Bailey 154 

My Darling A. L. Churchill 190 

New Death King, The 255 

No Monopoly A. L. Churchill 137 

Oliver Wendell Holmes H. H. Pierce 123 

On a Railroad Train H. H. Pierce 123 

On and On 206 

On Lying F. W. Pickard, '94 255 

Poets' Corner, The H. H. Pierce.." 7 

Political Economy A. L. Churchill 154 

Present, The H. S. Webster, '67 137 

Quartrain H. W. Thayer 110 

Rashness 222 

Reward of Duplicity, The H. H. Pierce 22 

Reunion Verses Isaac McLellan, '26 205 

Sad Story, A A. L. Churchill 7 

Same Old Story H.H.Pierce Ill 

Shady , 222 

Slack .. , .« 241 

Sonnet, A H. H. Pierce 38 

Spring and the Lake, The J. C. Minot 255 

Tale of a Hat, The H. H. Pierce 7 

Tempora Mutanlur A. L. Churchill 7 

Tempora, O A. L. Churchill 22 

Three Students, The J. W. Condon 154 

Those Fine Distinctions 206 

Time Not a Factor A. L. Churchill 38 

To the Androscoggin H. H. Pierce 190 

Two Songs H. W. Thayer 110 

Unwritten Scroll, The .J. C. Minot 206 

Violets J. C. Minot 282 

White Head H.H.Pierce 110 

Who? H.H.Pierce 172 

Ye Scholar in Love A. L- Churchill 123 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 2, 1894. 



No. 1. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY ALTERNATE WEDNESDAY DURING 
THE COLLEGIATE YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

B. L. Bryant, '95, Managing Editor. 

J. C. Minot, '96, Assistant Managing Editor. 

G. T. Ordway, '96, Business Manager. 

H. W. Thayer, '95. A. L. Churchill, '95. 

A. G. Wiley, '95. J. T. Shaw, '95. 

J. B. Roberts, '95. H. H. Pierce, '96. 

C. W. Marston, '96. 



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the Managing Editor. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
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Entered at the Post -Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiaton, Maine. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIV., No. 1.— May 2, 1894. 

Editorial Notes 1 

Social Reform in Our Large Cities ('Sixty-Eight 

Prize Oration) 3 

A Reply, 5 

The Athletic Field 5 

Bowdoin Verse : 

The Tale of a Hat, 7 

The Poet's Corner, • . 7 

A Complex Dilemma, 7 

Tempora Mutantur 7 

A Sad Story 7 

Collegii Tabula, 7 

Athletics, 10 

Personal, 13 

College World, 15 




'he new board enters upon its duties 
with this number. The last volume was from 
every standpoint a success, and we shall 
endeavor to keep the forthcoming issues up 
to the standard. For the present, only such 
changes will be made as are absolutely nec- 
essary to adapt the different departments to 
the requirements of the new editors. We 
regret to announce that the Pessioptimist 
will, for a time at least, be discontinued. 
This column has, from the first, been one of 
the most interesting features of the Orient 
and we are reluctant to see it go, but trust, 
in a short time, circumstances will favor its 
renewal. 



IN the last issue, by some oversight in the 
announcement of the editors of the new 
board, the name of H. W. Thayer, Exchange 
Editor, was omitted. 



TITHE publication of our intention of chang- 
A ing the covers of the Orient, has brought 
in such a storm of remonstrance from the 
alumni that we have decided it to be best 
to give up the idea. It was our desire to get 
the opinions of all before taking such a step, 
and the responses are so vigorous that they 
take away all doubt as to the wishes of our 
graduates. It is very pleasing to know that 



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years have not lessened the love for the old 
associations, and the ORIENT would ever 
keep this spirit alive and would be the last 
to do anything against the wishes of those 
who have been so loyal in their support. 
Elsewhere we publish, by permission, one of 
the replies to our proposal. 



JlfHE '68 Prize Speaking took place April 
-■• 5th in Upper Memorial. The parts were 
exceptionally well written and delivered. 
The first prize was awarded to George A. 
Merrill of Pownal, whose part, entitled 
"Social Reform in Our Large Cities," we 
print in full in another column. 



JTJHE committee name the following as the 
-*• successful competitors for the prizes 
offered by the Orient: Best story, "Tat- 
ters," by J. T. Shaw, '95; second best story, 
"Told by a Fisherman," by T. C. Chapman, 
'94. Best poem, "A Spring Sunset," by (.'.. 
E. Michels, '94. Greatest number of poems 
contributed by H. B. Russ, '95. 



TI7FIK course in Practical Rhetoric, under 
■*■ Rev. E. C. Guild, promises to be very 
interesting and instructive. We are glad 
to welcome Mr. Guild to a nearer rela- 
tionship, though his close connection and 
interest in the college heretofore has made 
him seem almost an indispensable part of 
the institution. The students consider them- 
selves fortunate in obtaining such an in- 
structor, whose broad experience and culture 
especially fits him for the position. 



FROM the appearance of some of the 
buildings at the first of the term the 
OpaENT naturally concludes that there are 
still some in our midst, or about us, who have 
not, as yet, successfully passed those years 
usually allotted to childhood. It is almost 
incredible to believe that any one who has 



come to the years of discretion could be so 
simple as to find amusement in the wholesale 
destruction of public property. Smashing 
windows is bad enough in itself, but when it 
comes to endangering hundreds of dollars' 
worth of valuable apparatus, just for the fun 
of the thing, it is carrying pleasure a little 
too far. 

TfFHE base-ball season is well begun, and 
*■ the make-up and playing of the team 
are now the chief topics which interest 
all. Out of the four games played, we have 
won one and lost three. In the first game 
the men worked well and showed a good 
prospect for a fine season. The Lewiston 
game was lost by a narrow margin, as the 
new men had not settled down to business, 
and were not confident in what they were 
able to do. Wednesday, the base-ball ther- 
mometer suddenly fell, and at first sight it 
seemed as if our budding hopes had been 
nipped half grown. The defeat was due 
partly to the changing of men to new posi- 
tions and poor team work in general, and 
partly to inexperienced pitchers. It appears 
to be Bowdoin's fortune to start a favorable 
season and use up her pitchers in the first 
few games, with no men in reserve to fill 
their places. The team is worse than useless 
unless it can depend upon its battery to help 
pull it out of the hard places, and it should be 
the special care of the management to see 
that those men are kept in extra good condi- 
tion. The effect of a badly-played game 
was seen in the small attendance on the 
Delta Saturday, and in loss of enthusiasm 
in general. But the results were not en- 
tirely on the wrong side. It has brushed 
away the thoughts of grand stand plays and 
easy walk-overs, and has shown the men if 
they are to do anything this year, they must 
buckle down and play ball. The manage- 
ment is right in maintaining that no man 
shall stay upon the team unless he will train, 



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and we trust the rule will be enforced in 
every case without fear or favor. Even if 
the team for a time is weakened, the princi- 
ple is the only safe one to follow. The bat- 
ting of the team promises to be heavy, and 
as soon as the men get settled in their posi- 
tions, with good management, we can see no 
reason why we shall not have a team that 
will do us credit in the coming collegiate 
games. 



Social Reform in Our Large Cities 

'Sixty-Eight Prize Oration, 
Won by G. A. Merrill. 

CHANGE and progress are laws of the universe. 
The world of a century ago was not the same as 
the world of to-day. The contrast is marked not 
only in the material surroundings of the individual, 
but in his intellectual and moral conditions. Side by 
side with great theoretical problems, alluring and 
fascinating to genius, are practical problems, re- 
quiring no less keen perception, and demanding 
immediate solution. Each period of the world's 
history has its separate and distinct questions to 
answer, its special difficulties to overcome. The 
present age is no exception to this rule. The great 
changes that are going on, the complex and diverse 
conditions of human life, have brought before the 
public gaze problems, by no means easy of solution, 
but imperative in their demands upon the thought 
and energy of every conscientious individual. 

A true citizen of our country rejoices in every- 
thing that tends to perpetuate her fair name among 
nations. He is equally shocked at whatever tends 
to mar that name or degrade the character of his 
fellow-men. Such realities, dangerous to all mor- 
ality and truth, cannot long remain concealed from 
the earnest, inquiring mind. From the recognition 
of one of these realities there has come before us 
as American citizens, as champions of reform, this 
problem, what remedy shall be applied to improve 
the social conditions of the poor in our large cities? 

It is needless to enter into an elaborate and 
detailed description of life as it exists among these 
lower social orders. A brief survey of its most 
prominent features will suffice. Each one knows 
of the crowded tenements, unsanitary to the last 
degree, the homes of a degraded population and 
the breeding places of crime. Ignorance, vice, and 
misery are stamped upon almost every face. The 



city throws its walls around these creatures of cir- 
cumstance, and compels them to live as they have 
begun; the city fashions the molds of common life, 
which largely make men what they are. Here, like 
a deadly plant, slowly poisoning all who partake of 
it, "the sweating system" works out its demoral- 
izing effects, and bids its victims labor and starve. 
On every corner, holding out its alluring sign, the 
saloon plays its part in the general destruction of 
humanity. Aside from the degrading influence of 
the individual's material environment, he may con- 
tinually saturate his mind with literature of the 
vilest and most contemptible sort. It is impossible 
for him to see anything within the narrow limits of 
the home to which he has been doomed, to lead him 
to seek higher and better things. 

The conditions demanding reform are clearly 
before us. Our fellow-men have fallen among 
thieves, who would strip them of all purity and 
nobility of character. Shall we pass by on the 
other side? Shall we be accused of neglected duty 
when the power to help lies within our reach? Let 
no stone remain unturned, until the causes of vice 
and crime have been removed from our large cities. 

But how shall this be done ? is the eager inquiry. 
In this wide land of ours is an immense number of 
young, noble, strong men and women, ready to put 
their hands to the plough. In seeking an answer 
to this question, it is necessary to avoid the error of 
placing confidence in some methods that have not 
and never can attain the end desired; remedies 
that have been weighed in the balance of public 
trial and have been found wanting. 

In every community the church stands, or ought 
to stand, for reform, for everything that tends to 
raise the standard of morals and of individual useful- 
ness. It is a deplorable fact that this is not true in 
many large cities at the present day. The church 
is exclusive; the poor man does not attend the rich 
man's house of worship because the atmosphere 
there is not warm, but cold and unsatisfying. No 
matter how much denunciation of evil; no matter 
how many exhortations to repentance are uttered 
in these places, they will not reach the poor man. 
Just so long as this separation is maintained 
between the church and its duty, just so long will it 
continue to exercise no influence toward the up- 
building of society. 

A method that has been in vogue from time 
immemorial, one that unthinking persons almost 
invariably suggest, is what they call charity, though 
it is certainly unworthy of that name. " Arouse 
the city government,'' they say, " to a sense of the 



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awful need of these poor creatures, and induce 
tbem to acts of benevolence; urge the wealthy and 
public-spirited to give of their abundance, and we 
shall immediately see a change for the better." 
But has such a result followed when this method 
has been applied? No, there has already been too 
much of this unwise charity. It does not inquire 
whether the recipient is worthy or not, whether the 
gift will be expended for good of the individual and 
family, or the reverse. Such a method must be 
abandoned, for in many cases it is certain to do 
harm. If charity is employed, let it be a charity 
tempered by a judicious Christian spirit. I say it 
must be judicious; for, if not, it will increase the 
very evil it aims to prevent. The large number of 
unemployed, now in our cities, must be dealt with in 
some way, and the problem for charity is, how to 
help the deserving without increasing shiftlessness 
and improvidence. 

Some methods, advocated by English economists 
and practiced, to a certain extent, in many large 
cities, are entirely inadequate, and often result in 
evil rather than good. The system of casual wards, 
where the poor go for food and shelter, is a failure. 
Prison reform may accomplish much, and is cer- 
tainly worthy of support ; but it is better to begin 
earlier, and economize both time and labor. Emi- 
gration, the removal of the depraved classes with- 
out the city limits, and the formation of rural 
colonies, are commendable; and indeed, in some 
cases, they are the only remedies that can be 
applied to destroy the fatal influence of environ- 
ment. Under present regulations, however, they 
do not go far enough. Taking a person away from 
old associates may be beneficial, but if no better 
opportunities for reform are afforded in his new 
home, he may be even worse off in the end. 

But now the question comes still more forcibly — 
what shall be done? Mr. William Booth, in that 
wonderful book of his which throws so much light 
upon the actual condition of the English poor, 
strikes at the root of the matter when he says that 
the first essential governing every scheme of reform 
is that "It must change the man, when it is his 
character and conduct which constitute the reason 
for his failure in the battle of life." 

President Andrews, of Brown University, iu one 
of his recent lectures on Economics, says: " For 
man's body, as for his soul; for time, as for eternity, 
his only hope lies in spiritual elevation. The prob- 
lem of human progress is the problem of improving 
human character." Reform, in order to be reform 
in the truest sense, must aim first at moral, religious 



and educational development. From a sense of the 
present needs, it should be made broad enough to 
bring about the most far-reaching results. Above 
all, it must be carried on, not from some distant 
and higher social centre, but among the people 
themselves. 

With these principles iu view there have been 
many attempts at the practical solution of this 
most difficult problem. These attempts, although 
as yet not carried far, have already yielded most 
gratifying results. The larger number of reform 
methods originated in England, and there, in the 
great city of London, one can see them in actual 
operation. 

The organization of working men into clubs for 
mutual benefit, the socialistic movements, in so far 
as they are carried on with a Christian spirit, are 
of more or less benefit to the uneducated and 
unprotected laborer. The new Trade Unionism, 
which is rapidly gaining the support of all classes, 
comprehends unskilled laborers and women ; a 
result not deemed possible by the conservative sup- 
porters of the older organization. The principle, 
however, upon which these movements are founded, 
is not broad enough to bring about the truest 
reform. It is simply the proper adjustment of rela- 
tions between labor and capital. Although this is 
a desirable end, it should always go hand in hand 
with nobler purposes. 

The universities of Oxford and Cambridge have 
taken an active part iu these revolutionary meas- 
ures. About eight years ago a few students of 
Oxford, influenced, no doubt, by the work of John 
Ruskiu, started the first University Settlement at 
Whitechapel, London. This was called Toynbee 
Hall from its director, Arnold Toynbee, who, with 
his adviser, Canon Barnett, will always be remem- 
bered as the originators and champions of a method 
which, one may confidently say, is destined to have 
a most brilliant and successful future. 

The scope of the University Settlement idea is 
very broad. It aims at the noblest kind of educa- 
tional development. There are many branches of 
activity, comprising the formation of working men's 
clubs, of day and evening classes for public instruc- 
tion, and distinctively religious and social work. 

The great progressive movement, started in 
London, has spread to our own country. Boston, 
New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago each has an 
active settlement engaged in its labor of love. 

The theological seminaries and universities of 
our land are turning from the exclusive and ener- 
vating study of mere theory and dogma, to examine 



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the practical, e very-day needs of the people. They 
are beginning to see the truths of Christianity, not 
as matters of creed and controversy, but in the 
light of their practical utility. The strongest and 
most energetic in both mind and body, seeing the 
great need and opportunity for work, find here 
employment for their highest and noblest faculties- 
The church is awaking to its duty, and is direct- 
ing its energy into organized channels. As Pro- 
fessor Graham Taylor says, " The churches will 
become, as some of them already are, social settle- 
ments themselves, doing week-day service for 
humanity, sanctifying the secularities of life, being 
of, by, and for the people. When they do, the city 
problem will be solved." 

Here, in the University Settlement and the Organ- 
ized Church, may be found the true principles that 
should underlie all social reform in our large cities. 
Other methods may assist, but are not, in them- 
selves, adequate to meet the pressing demands of 
present needs, and also to do what, perhaps, is fully 
as important, to prevent such conditions from 
arising in the future. In whatever way this great 
work is undertaken, one principle must be recog- 
nized, the principle underlying the fruitful activity 
of the Salvation Army, the principle that all men 
are brothers, and that only in so far as the two 
unnaturally separated elements, the rich and the 
poor, the educated and the ignorant, are brought 
into harmonious union, can there be a soil in which 
the germs of reform will grow and develop into a 
beautiful and permanent social order. 



A Reply. 

To the Editors of the Orient : 

T NOTE in the issue of April 5th that a 
-*■ change in the cover is contemplated. As 
an alumnus and ex-editor I wish to protest 
against such a move. I would like to have 
the same covers come to me twenty years 
from now. There is something distinctive 
about them. For many years they have stood. 
They seem a part of the paper. Bowdoin 
is an old, conservative institution, an institu- 
tion that stands for tradition. Improve the 
inside as much as you will, introduce novel- 
ties and catchy features ; but I am sure I 
voice the sentiment of many another when 
I say, spare the old covers. If there is any- 



thing Americans can learn from Englishmen, 
or the West from the East, it is respect for 
old associations. The rebuilding of the 
historic Yale fence (which I think I read has 
been accomplished) represented a spirit 
which ought to call forth a thrill and a cheer 
from every graduate of an old-line New Eng- 
land college. Let the covers stand. Let 
Thorndike Oak stand. Let Massachusetts 
Hall stand. They are ours; let them be 
our children's. That's the true Bowdoin 
spirit, the spirit that has begotten the 
intense loyalty of her sons. There's a dif- 
ference between progress and iconoclasm.- 
Very truly yours, 

Geo. B. Chandler, '90. 



The Athletic Field. 

BOWDOIN'S steady progress and increas- 
ing prominence in all lines of true 
college work, which has made her such a 
source of pride to her sons and admirers and 
such an object of envy to her rivals, has 
ever been closely followed by her athletic 
activity and achievements. This in itself is 
only a legitimate line of modern college 
work, and Bowdoin may well be proud of 
her record and prospects in it. The present 
time, which marks so important an epoch 
in the history of the college, promises to 
mark also the beginning of a new era in its 
athletic life, since there is every ground for 
hope that by another spring the athletic 
field, recently surveyed on the Delta, will be 
a substantial reality. 

For some time the idea of a model ath- 
letic field has been active in the minds of 
those interested in Bowdoin athletics, but 
now, thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of 
Dr. Whittier, the idea has taken a definite 
shape, the field is surveyed, the plans are 
all drawn, and a decidedly progressive step 
has been taken. The survey has been made 
and the plans drawn by Mr. Austin Cary, '87, 



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the result of whose labors are most encourag- 
ing and will be of much interest to all having 
the prosperity of Bowdoin at heart. 

The site of the proposed field is the 
Delta, where the present base-ball and foot- 
ball fields are located. There will be the 
regulation oval-shaped quarter-mile track, 
twenty feet wide, with two straight-away 
stretches of three hundred and twenty-two 
feet each. One of these stretches will be 
parallel to, and twenty feet distant from the 
Harpswell Street fence of the Delta. The 
present home plate of the diamond will be 
in the centre of the track at the turn, and 
the other stretch will be just inside the big 
pine in left field. Thus to make room for 
the oval a small space of the pines back of 
center and right field will have to be cleared 
away. This, however, will have to be done 
any way, athletic field or no athletic field, as 
the present outfield is too small, and the foot- 
ball field is crowded into too small space, 
part of which is dangerous for playing pur- 
poses. 

Inside the track will be ample room for 
the base-ball and foot-ball fields. The dia- 
mond will be at the other end of the field 
from where it is now, being located beyond 
the present center field, and facing in an 
opposite direction. This change would be a 
good one, according to the base-ball men. 
Only the first baseman would be at all 
bothered by the sun, and he but little. The 
outfield would be much better, as the track 
and the whole space inside it will be graded 
level. The foot-ball field will no longer be 
cramped or dangerous. One end will be 
between the present pitcher's box and the 
home plate, and the other will be a little 
beyond the second base of the new diamond. 

The Delta is so level that there will be 
but little leveling or grading to be done, the 
present greatest difference between any two 
points being two feet. A layer of loam will 
have to be spread over the whole field, as 



the present sandy soil is not especially pro- 
ductive of grass. It is probable that the 
new diamond will be of loam also, as base-ball 
men like this better than clay. This change 
has been already planned for the present 
diamond even if no athletic field were built. 
The present grand stand and fence, which 
are not things of beauty by any means, will 
be removed, and this part of the field will be 
a level, grassy lawn, as indeed the whole 
field will be. There will probably be two 
new grand stands, tasty and convenient, 
though not large — one to command the foot- 
ball field it is proposed to have just beyond 
the big pine in left field, and another for 
base-ball and track events will be near the 
home plate of the new diamond. 

Such is a general idea of the proposed 
athletic field which Mr. Cary has surveyed. 
Whether the field becomes a reality or not 
depends in a great measure upon the action 
of the alumni, before whom the matter will 
be brought at Commencement. The expense 
in comparison to the importance of the field, 
will be small, since there is so little grading 
to be done. As yet, however, no accurate 
estimates can be made. As to the need of an 
athletic field there can be no dispute. The 
base-ball and foot-ball interests demand it, 
but greater still is the need in view of the 
important step Bowdoin is taking in field 
and track athletics. Our own Field Day is 
becoming a more important occasion each 
year, and if the college wins any place for 
itself in the New England Intercollegiate 
Association its athletes must have such a 
field and track to work upon. The prospect 
of a Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Associa- 
tion makes the need of the field all the more 
pressing. It would also give the Maine 
Interscholastic Association, to which the col- 
leges are much indebted, a suitable place for 
its annual field day. 

Such a field would certainly be both use- 
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the treasures of the college which are making 
this centennial such an occasion of rejoicing. 
A most auspicious beginning has been made, 
and no effort should be spared that will 
contribute toward building the track and 
field this summer. It is the great oppor- 
tunity for Bowdoin's sons to show their 
loyalty to the athletic interests of their Alma 
Mater. 



Bowdoir? ^Oev%e. 

The Tale of a Hat. 

Mrs. Wilkins bought a hat 
To suit her cheeks so rosy; 

Wheu Mr. Wilkins saw the thing 
He said it was a posy. 

A month passed by, the bill came in, 

He cast a glance that froze her, 
While murmuring between his teeth : 
" That bonnet was a poser ! " 



The Poet's Corner. 

A poem on the Spring I wrote 
For our village weekly paper ; 

I wrote of grass and trees and leaves, 
'Twas quite the proper caper. 

" I'll put it in the Poets' Corner," 
The editor said, " since you ask it, 

But the corner for spring-poets is 
Within our new waste-basket." 



A Complex Dilemma. 

I know a maid as fair and sweet 

As any half-blown rose. 
Her cheek would put a peach to shame 

(Or any fruit that grows). 
Her lips are perfumed coral beads, 

Her teeth are carved from pearl, 
Her eyes reflect the light of stars, 

She is a gracious girl. 

Her papa's purse is loug and fat, 

Her papa's heart is cold. 
One jealous eye his daughter keeps, 

The other guards his gold. 



Now to obtain those treasures twain 

I apprehend some bother, 
But one I will not, one I can not 

Have without the other. 

Tempora Mutantur. 

In olden times, when poets' wares 

Were held at dearer cost, 
Their rhymes were in the temple hung, 

And to the rabble lost. 

Now times have changed, and he who in 

The temple his has sung, 
Should have his scrawl sent after him, 

And he himself be hung. 



A Sad Story. 

Poor Charles Augustus James Fitz-Jagge. 

He has gone quite astray, 
For he was jilted by a maid. 

'Twas "Ethel," so they say. 

But we, who know Charles' little faults, 
The truth will most appall. 

The maiden with whom Charles was gay 
Was Ethyl alcohol. 




The Coxey craze, which has 
made so much sensation in many parts 
of the country, has been felt in Bruns- 
wick and Bowdoin. At least so strang- 
ers thought who were in town one of the 
first days of the term when they saw over two hun- 
dred students parading the town to the music of a 
band, and repeatedly giving yells and cheers for 
Coxey and his army. It was all due to a guileless 
and exceedingly musical aggregation of Germans 
who took their stand on the Delta and proceeded 
to give a concert. Soon the audience of Medical 
students in the grand stand was reinforced un- 
til nearly the whole college was present. The 
hat went around often and the musicians were so 
pleased with the results that their smiles almost 
prevented them from blowing their instruments. 



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But now the natural leaders got in tbeir work. A 
procession was suggested and the plan was at once 
carried out. Around the Delta and then around 
the campus the line of march was taken, a rest 
being made at the Art Building, where another con- 
cert was given. Again the line was formed and, 
over two hundred strong and marching in good 
order, four abreast, the procession moved down 
Main Street and back. College banners, red flags, 
and base-ball announcements waved over the crowd; 
songs and yells enlivened the march, mingled with 
cheers for prominent townsmen along the street. 
The return was made via Cleaveland and Federal 
streets, a stop being made at President Hyde's 
house. After other instructors had been enthusi- 
astically cheered, the whole company marched to 
the station, where the noon trains were given a 
rousiug welcome in the name of Coxey's army. 
The soldiers were footsore and dusty and glad for 
the dinner hour, but, nevertheless, everybody felt 
better for having had a chance to make a noise and 
use up surplus energy. In the evening the band 
appeared again, and another procession was formed 
which went over once more the whole line of march. 
The crowd and enthusiasm were both smaller, how- 
ever, than in the morning, and the true Coxey spirit 
seemed to have flown. Many compliments were 
heard on the morning marching and it was probably 
the largest procession of students the college ever 
turned out. 

Ackley, '96, is out teaching for the term. 

Bean, '97, is back after a month's illness. 

Robinson, '96, is riding a new Singer bicycle. 

R. W. Maun, '92, visited old Bowdoin last week. 

This is the last term of Bowdoin's first century- 
Moore, '95, has returned from a long term of 
school. 

F. 0. Small, '95, is teaching the High School in 
Norridgewock. 

'96's victorious dumb-bell squad have had their 
pictures taken. 

C. A. Brown, formerly of '96, ran in the recent 
B. A. A. meet. 

Clarence Burleigh, '87, was present at Wednes- 
day's ball game. 

The Freshmen are all reading the New Testa- 
ment this spring. 

April's sunshine and showers have come with 
the opening term. 

Oakes, '96, enjoyed his vacation on the campus, 
sick with the measles. 



It is almost time for the Seniors and Juniors to 
commence marching practice. 

Small, '96, who left at the end of last term, will 
not come back until next year. 

Webber, '95, has been seriously sick with 
typhoid pneumonia at his home. 

Many of the students delayed their return to the 
campus for the sake of Fast-Day. 

Pratt, '97, has rejoined his class. He has been 
out since the Thanksgiving recess. 

Doherty, '95, spent his vacation on the campus, 
waiting for the tennis courts to dry up. 

The non-society tennis court has had a new 
layer of clay put on and is in first-class shape now. 

The College Bookstore has again changed hauds, 
or rather, lost one, and is now conducted by Hicks, 
'95. 

It is a pleasing fact that the Athletic Assoeia- 
ciation cleared above $200 by last term's exhibi- 
tions. 

Ralph T. Parker, '95, who has been studying at 
Leland Stanford University, has joined his class 
again. 

The library is in summer costume. The storm 
porch has been removed and the windows are open 
once more. 

The Columbian Lady Minstrels were staged in 
Town Hall last week. A goodly number of the 
students attended. 

Bates, '96, has gone to Saco, where he will train 
the Thornton Academy boys for the coming 
M. I. S. A. A. meet. 

Many of the students now direct their after- 
supper walks to the lower railroad bridge, now in 
process of rebuilding. 

The pennant won by Bowdoin in last spring's 
base-ball season, now flies during every game from 
a lofty flag-pole on the Delta. 

The Juniors are obtaining much pleasure and 
profit from Rev. Dr. Guild's course in Practical 
Rhetoric, also a little hard work. 

A tennis court is soon to be laid out for the 
A T. It will probably be placed end to end with the 
■* T court, back of the gymnasium. 

Students interested in field and track athletics 
met in Memorial last Thursday and listened to a 
talk on training by Trainer McLean. 

McKinnon, '94, who came here from the Bangor 
Theological School, has accepted a call to the Con- 
gregational church in St. John, Nebraska. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Speaking of chapel attendance, it is a fact that 
for several days last week the only member of the 
Faculty present was the one conducting the service. 

Professor Woodruff has been in Boston as Bow- 
doin's delegate to the convention of New England 
colleges for the consideration of admission require- 
ments. 

The Sophomore French division are reading 
Souvestre's "Philosophic sous les Toits" in class, 
and for outside reading are perusing " La Fontaine's 
Fables." 

Among belated Easter notices we wish to men- 
tion the triumph of the hatter's art worn by three 
promiuent 'Varsity base-ball men the latter portion 
of last term. 

There were various Maying parties Fast-Day, 
In some the attraction was the dewy arbutus, but 
in others it was the Brunswick maiden and her 
lunch basket. 

Rehearsals for the coming Minstrel Show are of 
daily occurrence just now. The colored gentlemen 
have all been chosen and they do say that every 
one is an artist. 

Professor Woodruff, Professor Houghton, and 
Eastman and Ordway, '96, were present at the 
Latin play, "Phormio," given by the Harvard stu- 
dents week before last. 

The Freshman Class is negotiating for the '95 
shell, and has several candidates rowing in the 
barge. Gribben is manager. Everything points 
towards an interesting race. 

The ashes and accumulated remains of many 
feeds have been taken away from the "ends" at 
this early date, and everything is ready for a new 
crop of tin cans and old paper. 

The Sophomore Mathematical division is some- 
what reduced in numbers this term. The tennis 
court and the base-ball diamond have triumphed 
over the attractions that Calculus offers. 

The agents have been round for canvassers 
lately, and many of the students have determined 
to tramp it this summer with a book or a package 
of clothes-pins, or something of that sort for sale. 

'Ninety-five had its picture for the Bugle taken 
on the Art Buildiug steps lately. This is a new 
place for class pictures and bids fair to usurp the 
place formerly held by the ivy-covered chapel front. 

The Junior Class elected the following members 
for the prize speaking which takes place in June: 
Bryant, Churchill, Doherty, French, Holmes, Ingra- 



ham, Kimball G. L., Mayo, Moore, Parker, Stetson, 
Webber. 

The following subject has been announced for 
the Pray English prize: "The Opening Scene of 
Shakespeare's Tragedies as Indicating the Key- 
Note of the Entire Plot." The competition is open 
to Seniors. 

The bronzes in front of the Art Building have 
been raised about a foot on stone pedestals, and the 
projecting bases have been cut away an equal dis- 
tance, thus relieving them of a somewhat too great 
prominency. 

The first game of the M. I. base-ball league was 
played on the Delta Fast-Day morning, between 
the Brunswick High School and the Latin School 
of Lewiston. The score was 18 to 5 in favor of the 
Brunswicks. 

Tennis is attracting its share of attention just 
now. The crack players are practicing every day, 
while the tyros are banging away at the nets all the 
time. Two hardy players commenced at five the 
other morning. 

Students who visit the Art Building semi-occa- 
sionally have noticed some new additions to the 
curios. In the Boyd Galley the Virginia Dox col- 
lection of Indian and Mexican relics have been 
arranged. One piece of Mexican onyx is very 
beautiful. 

At a recent meeting of the College Republican 
Club, for the election of officers, the following were 
chosen: President, J. B. Roberts, '95 ; Vice-Presi- 
dents, G. B. Mayo and P. D. Stubbs, '95; Secretary 
and Treasurer, J. T. Shaw, '95; Corresponding 
Secretary, J. C. Minot, '96. 

The first themes of the term fall due on Tues- 
day, the first day of May. Juniors, in all the luxury 
of Junior Ease, have no writing this term. The 
subjects for the Sophomores are as follows: What 
Effect have Protective Duties on Wages? The 
Advantages of the Elective System in College 
Work. Scott's "Ivanhoe." 

Two of our Seniors who remaiued on the campus 
this vacation, spent their time in roaming around 
on the Brunswick flats. They were rather sur- 
prised at the interesting places they found, for this 
was the first time they had been more than a mile 
from the college on a tramp. It is queer how close 
a college boy will stick to his campus. 

"Improvement is the order of the age" here as 
well as in the wide, wide world; for we now drink 
our split from a tin dish, and one that, although 



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it was battered and brown with rust when Booker 
resurrected it from the ash-heap, was once a dipper. 
Hitherto the water of "paradise" has been dis- 
pensed from an old condensed-milk can. 

For the officers of the Maine Interscholastic 
Athletic Association Field Day, the following Bow- 
doin men have been appointed: Professor F. W. 
Whittier, judge of fixed events; Doherty, '95, judge 
at finish; L. S. Dewey, '95, starter; J. C. Minot, 
! 96, scorer. The meet is held in Waterville, June 
9th, and promises to be more interesting even than 
in former years. 

The provisional list of appointments for Com- 
mencement are as follows: Alfred Veazie Bliss, 
Bangor; Frank Ellsworth Briggs, Mechanic Falls; 
Trelawney Clarendale Chapman, Springfield, Mass.; 
Frank George Farrington, Augusta; Charles Allcott 
Flagg, Sandwich, Mass.; Frank Herbert Knight, 
Deering Center; Fred Joseph Libby, Richmond; 
George Anthony Merrill, Pownal; Frederick Will- 
iam Pickard, Portland; Edgar Myrick Simpson, 
North Newcastle. 

'Ninety-four held its '68 Prize Speaking in 
Memorial Hall, Thursday evening. April 5th. 
Brunswick people were out in large numbers, and 
with the college boys, made an appreciative audi- 
ence. The exercises were of more than usual 
interest. The first prize was awarded to G. A. 
Merrill. Rev. Mr. Dale, of Topsham, Barrett Pot- 
ter, and Herbert Cole were the judges. The pro- 
gramme was as follows : 
The United States and America. 

E. M. Simpson, North Newcastle. 
Ordinary Men. T. C. Chapman, Jr., Springfield, Mass. 
The Course of the World. F. J. Libby, Richmond. 

Social Reform in Our Large Cities. 

G. A. Merrill, Pownal. 

Resignation of Washington from Command of the Army. 

F. W. Pickard, Portland. 

An American Answer. H. E. Andrews, Kennehunk. 

Keyes, '96, is taking Bates's place in the Art 

Building. 

Mitchell, '96, was called home last week by the 
sudden death of his father. 



/fftleties. 



The recent quarterly report of President Harper 
shows a total of 923 students at Chicago University. 

The University of Michigan is the first to enroll 
Chinese women among her students. 

The Pennsylvania library now contains about 
230,000 volumes, one-half of which are bound. 
This is an increase in bound volumes of 5,000 dur- 
ing the past year. 



BASE-BALL. 

Portland, 8; Bowdoin, 5. 
The season of '94 was opened Fast-Day, in 
Portland. A crowd of 2,500 persons were present 
and fully enjoyed themselves. Portland people 
were anxious to size up the team who are to rep- 
resent the city in the New England League and, as 
a consequence, manifested considerable interest by 
turning out in large numbers. The grounds were 
in excellent condition; in fact, much better than 
could have been expected so early in the season. 
The crowd filled the grand stand and many were 
obliged to stand. The game was quite interesting, 
as the score would indicate. The batting of Fair- 
banks was the best feature, and a great deal of 
enthusiasm was shown by the Bowdoin team gen- 
erally. Carey pitched in his old-time form for the 
Portlands in the first four innings. Casey, Schum- 
way, Mackey, and Flavin did the best work for 
Portland. Mackey caught two men off third base 
in the last inning, when Bowdoin was trying to add 
another score to its credit. Allen and Sykes put up 
the best game for Bowdoin. The former's backstop 
playing was very fine, and he made two difficult 
catches of foul flies. No scoring was done by 
either side until the third inning, when Carey 
scored on Casey's two-bagger. Sawyer succeeded 
Plaisted in the fourth, and the league team scored 
four runs. Williams succeeded Sawyer, and, with 
the exception of two wild pitches, did very well. 
The Bowdoin men accomplished the triple play 
in the first inning and a double play afterward. 
Plaisted's work in the box was of a high order, and 
he displayed his usual coolness and good judgment. 
The good fielding and lively batting of the team, 
displayed in the first game of the season, is certainly 
encouraging to the students who are anxious to see 
Bowdoin stand well in base-ball. Flaherty umpired 
a fair game. The score : 

PORTLAND. 

A.B. R. B.H. S.H. P.O. A. E. 

Slater, lb 2 1 9 1 

Casey, c. & 2b., .... 5 1 7 1 

Mackey, 2b. & c, ... 5 2 1 24 

Hill, c.f 1 1 1 1 

Schumway, 3b., .... 3 1 1 2 4 2 

Cook, l.f 4 1 3 

Flavin, s.s 4210241 

Winckler, r.f. & p., . . 3 1 1 1 1 

Kelley, p. & r.f 10 

Carey, p., 1 X _? J| J> _f _? 

Totals, 29 8 6 2 27 15 4 



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BOWDOINS. 

A.B. R. B.H. S.H. P.O. A. E. 

Fairbanks, 3b., .... 4 2 2 1 1 2 

Hull, l.f 4 1 2 1 

Plaisted, p 2 

Sawyer, p., 1 2 

Haines, c, 1 4 

Williams, r.f. &p 4 3 1 

Chapman, c.f., .... 4 1 1 

Sykes, 2b., 3 1 2 2 

Allen, c. & r.f 3 5 1 

Bodge, lb., 2 1 1 90 

Soule, ss 4 2 1 1 3 2 

Totals, 32 5 8 1 24 12 5 

SCORE BY INNINGS. 

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Portlands, ....00141110 x-8 

Bowdoins 00000320 0—5 

Earned runs — Bowdoins, 2. Two-base hits — Slater, 
Casey, Flavin, Schumway, Hull (2), Fairbanks. Three- 
base hit — Fairbanks. Stolen bases — Casey, Cary, Hill, 
Schumway, Cook, Flavin, Slater, Allen, Sykes (3), Soule, 
Hull, Chapman, Bodge (2). Left on bases— Portlands 7, 
Bowdoins 4. First base on errors — Portlands 3, Bowdoins 
3. Double plays— Soule and Bodge. Triple plays — Sykes 
and Fairbanks. Bases on balls — by Winkler 2, by Plaisted 
3, by Sawyer 2, by Williams 2. Hit by pitched ball — 
Slater, Bodge. Struck out — by Kelley 3, by Winkler 1, by 
Plaisted 3, by Sawyer 1, by Williams 3. Passed balls- 
Allen, Haines. Wild pitches — Sawyer 2, Williams 2. Time 
of game, 2h. 10m. Umpire, Flaherty. 

T. M. O. A., 17; Bowdoin, '97, 11. 
The first game of the season- in Portland came 
off on the forenoon of Fast-Day between the 
Y. M. C. A. and the Bowdoin Freshmen. As some 
of the Freshman team are on the 'Varsity, they 
were obliged to play three '96 men, Coburn, Warren, 
and Willard. Willard held down the first bag in 
good shape, while Warren covered center field well. 
The game was characterized by considerable batting, 
but on the whole was quite well played, although 
the Bowdoin team showed need of more practice. 
The score : 

Y. M. C. A. 

A.E. R. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Soule, 2b. & c 5 2 3 3 5 1 

J. Libby, c.f 2 4 4 1 

F. Libby, c. & 2b 5 1 3 4 9 2 1 

Files, lb., 5 3 2 2 7 

Allen, p., 3 1 1 1 

Hooper, p 3 1 2 2 

Webster, s.s. 5 1 3 1 

Greenlaw, 3b 4 3 2 2 2 2 1 

Chase, r.f 3 1 1 1 

Norton, r.f., 2 1 1 1 1 

Hatch, l.f., 4 2 1 1 3 1 1 

Totals, 46 17 20 21 27 9 6 



BOWDOIN, '97. 

A.B. B. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Coburn, p 2 4 1 1 1 4 

Randall, r.f 5 1 1 1 2 

White, l.f 4 1 1 1 2 

Warren, c.f., -....5 2 1 2 

McMillan, c, 5 2 2 2 8 4 

Eastman, 3b 2 2 

Willard, lb., 5 1 1 1 6 1 

Hanlon, s.s., 5 1 1 3 1 2 

Pratt, 2b., 5 2 2 

Totals 38 11 7 7 27 11 5 

Earned runs— Y.M.C.A., 1. Two-base hits— F. Libby. 
Sacrifice hits — F. Libby, Eastman. Stolen bases — Soule 2, 
J. Libby 2, F. Libby 1, Allen 1, Webster 2, Greenlaw 3, 
Coburn 3, White 2, McMillan 2, Eastman 1. First base on 
balls — by Allen 4, by Hooper 6, by Coburn 6. First base 
on errors— Y. M. C. A. 3, Bowdoin, '97, 4. Hit by pitched 
ball— Files, Greenlaw. Passed balls— Soule 1, F. Libby 1, 
McMillan 3. Wild pitches— Allen 1, Hooper 1. Struck 
out— by Allen 4, by Hooper 2, by Coburn 6. Umpire 
Perry. 

Bowdoin, 8; B. H. S., 0. 
Saturday afternoon, April 21st, the Brunswick 
High School nine played a picked nine of Bowdoiu 
men. The game was a very good one, and well 
worth sitting out in the cold to watch, for the day 
was far from pleasant. Coburn pitched a great 
game and made a magnificent stop of a hot grounder 
from Toothaker's bat. He was ably supported by 
Quimby, while Dane, at second base, put up the 
star game of the day. He also did great work 
with the stick. Forsyth, at short stop, played his 
usual good game for the High School team. Tooth- 
aker was batted quite freely, especially in the eighth 
inning. Gould umpired for Brunswick, and Shaw, 
'95, for Bowdoin. The score : 

BOWDOIN NINE. 

A.B. R. B.H. P.O. A. E. 

Coburn, p 5 1 1 4 

Willard, lb 4 2 113 1 1 

Sawyer, c.f 4 2 1 

Dane, 2b 4 2 3 6 4 

Bailey, r.f 4 1 2 

Dana, s.s., 4 1 2 2 1 

White, l.f 4 1 1 1 

Quimby, c, 3 1 1 4 

Warren, 3b 3 1 

Totals 35 8 12 27 12 2 

BB.UNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL. 

A.B. R. B.H. P.O. A. E. 

Forsyth, s.s 4 3 3 

Perkins, 3b., 4 1 

Toothaker, p., 4 1 

Bryant H., l.f 4 1 1 1 

Varney, r.f., 4 

Bryant W., 2b 3 1 6 3 3 



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Hubbard, c.f 3 1 1 o 

Wheeler, c. 3 5 

Edwards, lb., 3 1 7 1 1 

Totals 32 424 9 4 

Time of game, 1 hour 40 minutes. 

Lewiston, 12; Bowdoin, 11. 
The first game that the team has played on the 
Delta this season came off Monday afternoon, April 
23d. It was an exciting game, characterized by 
much heavy hitting on both sides. The Lewiston 
team played a fine fielding game, but were not as 
strong at the bat as their opponents. Bowdoin's 
costly errors, especially in the last inning, really 
lost the game for them. When Lewiston came 
to the bat in the ninth the score was 11 to 9 
against them. Fairbanks made a fine stop of a 
ground hit, which won much applause from the 
crowd. Williams did the best batting, getting 
a home run and a three-bagger. The Bowdoin 
team batted Stafford all over the field in the seventh 
inning, and ran in seven scores. The score : 

LEWISTON. 

A.B. K. E.H. T.E. P.O. A. E. 

Coughlin, l.f 4 2 1 1 1 

Leighton, c.f 4 1 2 3 3 

Spill, s.s., 5 1 1 1 7 1 

Shea, 2b 5 1 1 8 1 1 

Lezotte, lb 4 1 1 113 1 

Bergen, c 5 1 1 1 1 3 1 

MeCormack, 3b 5 2 1113 

Wheeler, r.f., 4 3 2 2 1 

Lynch, p 2 

Stafford, p 3 1 3 2 

Totals 41 12 10 11 27 18 6 

BOWDOIN. 

A.B. B. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E- 

Fairbanks, 3b 3 1 1 2 

Sykes, 2b 5 1 1 2 2 

Hull, l.f., 4 1 1 1 2 

Williams, r.f., p., ... 5 3 2 7 3 3 

Plaisted, p., r.f 5 2 2 2 6 

Chapman, c.f., .... 3 1 1 1 

Anderson, lb., .... 4 1 1 1 10 1 

Soule, s.s 3 1 1 1 3 3 

Haines, c 4 1 1 2 7 1 

Totals, 36 11 9 15 24 16 7 

SCORE BY INNINGS. 

12 3456789 

Lewiston, 11042010 3—12 

Bowdoin 01001070 2—11 

Home run — Williams. Three-base hit — Williams. Two- 
base hits — Haines and Leighton. Struck out — by Plaisted 
4, by Williams 1, by Stafford 1. Bases on balls — by Plais- 
ted 3, by Williams 3, by Lynch 1, by Stafford 4. Double 
plays — by Lezotte unassisted, by Stafford and Lezotte, 
and by Shea and Lezotte. Passed ball — by Haines, 1. 
Umpire, Kelley of Lewiston. Time of game, 2h. 15m. 



Portland, 21; Bowdoin, 11. 
The Portlands came to Brunswick April 25th to 
do up the Bowdoin team, and did it with a vengeance, 
too. The crowd who gathered on the Delta to 
watch the game went away in disgust. The college 
team was weakened by the loss of the regular 
battery and did the poorest work in the field that 
has been done on the college grounds for several 
years. It was a very comedy of errors and charac- 
terized by poor playing generally. The Portlands 
started in well and played good ball, but grew care- 
less as the game progressed and did some loose 
fielding. Only seven innings were played. Coburn 
and Sawyer both took a turn in the box, but were 
batted all over the field, and finally Kelley, a Port- 
land pitcher, finished the game for the college team. 
He was batted quite freely by his own team and the 
scoring kept on until the end of the game. Casey 
caught a good game for Portland and did good work 
in batting and base running. Umpire, Kelly. The 
score : 

PORTLANDS. 

A.B. K. B. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Cook, l.f., 4 2 2 2 1 1 2 

Slater, lb. & 2b 4 4 3 6 7 1 

Casey, c, 5 5 4 9 5 3 

Fennelly, s.s., .... 2 2 3 1 6 1 

Mackey, r.f 5 1 1 1 1 1 

Hill, c.f 5 4 3 4 

Schumway, 3b., .... 5 2 2 4 2 2 1 

Flavin, 2b. & s.s 5 4 2 2 

Carey, p. & lb 3 2 1 4 2 

Winkler, p., 2 1 1 1 

Totals 40 21 19 34 21 15 9 

BOWDOIN. 

A.B. K. B. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Fairbanks, 3b 5 6 3 1 

Hull, s.s 2 1 1 1 1 3 2 

Hinkley, l.f., 4 1 1 1 2 2 

Williams, lb., .... 4 1 2 2 3 2 

Coburn, p 1 1 

Chapman, c.f 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 

Sykes, 2b 4 4 2 3 3 1 3 

Bodge, r.f., 4 2 2 2 1 1 

Haines, c. 3 1 2 2 1 3 

Sawyer, p., 1 

Kelley, p 1 1 1 2 J) 

Totals 32 11 11 14 18 13 14 

Bowdoin, 29 ; Boston University, 1. 
The Boston University team, who have been 
making their annual trip through the state, came to 
Brunswick Saturday, April 28th, and played a game 
with Bowdoin. The spectators did not get highly 
interested in the game because it proved to be too 
one-sided. The home team did not put as much 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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life into their playing as they would have done 
probably if their opponents had proved stronger, 
still they did very well in the field and the battiug 
was heavy, as the score would indicate. Bowdoin 
accomplished two double plays and Boston Uni- 
versity one. Williams pitched a good game and 
did not have to exert himself at all, only throwing 
two balls with any speed during the whole game. 
Chapman made the star catch of the day in deep 
center field. Fairbanks, Hull, Sykes, and Bodge 
did the best battiug for Bowdoin. Gove played a 
good game behind the bat for Boston University. 
Haines had two passed balls and Gove three. 
Chapman, Williams, and Crawford struck out. 
Time of game, two hours. Umpires, Allen for 
Bowdoin, Rogers for Boston University. The 
score : 

BOWDOIN. 

A.E. R. E. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Fairbanks, 3b 6 3 2 H 5 1 3 

Hull, s.s., 6 4 3 3 3 1 

Hinckley, l.f 4 3 1 1 3 1 

Williams, p., 6 2 1 3 7 1 

Sykes (Capt.) 2b., ... 5 3 2 4 3 1 1 

Chapman, c.f 5 4 2 2 1 

Bodge, r.f. 5 3 3 4 1 

Anderson, lb 6 3 2 2 6 2 

Haines, c, 6 4 3 3 3 

Coburn, r.f 1 1 1 1 

Totals 50 29 20 29 21 14 9 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY. 

A.B. R. B. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Roddy, l.f 3 1 1 1 1 3 

Gove (Capt.) c, .... 5 1 1 3 1 2 

Harding, 2b,, i 2 2 3 2 1 

King, 3b 4 2 2 1 2 1 

Crawford, lb., .... 4 1 1 6 3 

Hinckley, r.f., .... 4 2 1 

Perkins, c.f., 3 1 1 4 

Wight, s.s., 3 1 5 

Sanborn, p., 3 1 1 

Totals 33 1 8 8 21 7 10 



Thirty-five Amherst students belonging to the 
glee and banjo clubs will take a trip to Europe 
this summer. 

The will of a late Californian provides for a 
legacy of $400,000 to be devoted to the establish- 
ment of a School of Industrial Arts at the Univer- 
sity of California. 

The next Harvard-Yale debate will be on the 
question: "Resolved, that the members of the 
President's Cabinet should have a seat in the House 
of Representatives." Harvard will take the nega- 
tive. 




'32.— Rt. Rev. Bishop Horatio South- 
gate died at Astoria, L. I., April 2d, in his 
eighty-second year. He was born in Port- 
land, Me., July 5, 1812. After graduating 
from Bowdoin he entered on the theological course 
at Andover, graduating there in 1835. Two 
years later he applied for orders in the Episcopal 
church, and was confirmed in October, 1834. 
He was ordained deacon in Trinity Church, Boston, 
July 12, 1835, by Bishop Griswold and, soon 
after, was appointed, by the foreign committee of 
the Board of Missions, to make an investigation 
of the state of Mohammedanism in Turkey and 
Persia. On his return to the United States he was 
ordained priest by Bishop Underdonk, of New 
York. Appointed missionary to Constantinople in 
1840, he served for four years in that capacity, 
during which time he mado a tour through Meso- 
potamia. The Episcopal church having resolved, 
henceforth, to send bishops into the foreign mis- 
sionary field, Dr. Southgate was consecrated bishop 
and sent to Constantinople, where he was occupied 
until 1849. Dr. Southgate was also elected bishop 
of California, in 1850, and of Hayti, in 1870, but 
declined both. He went to Portland, Me., in 1841 
and organized St. Luke parish, now the Cathedral 
Church of the diocese. Since then he has filled the 
pulpits in the Church of the Advent, Boston, and 
Zion Church, New York. From the latter he re- 
signed in 1872, and has since lived in retirement. 
He received the degree of LL.D. from both Colum- 
bia and Trinity colleges. He was the author of 
many works on travel in the Orient, and also 
contributed freely to church and other literature in 
magazines and reviews. 

Med., '34. — News has been received of the death 
of Rev. Leander S. Tripp, at Rockland, Me., at the 
age of eighty-nine. Graduated from Colby in 1829 
and from the Bowdoin Medical School in 1834. He 
practiced medicine until 1843, and was then or- 
dained into the Baptist church. He was married 
February 27, 1835, to Miss Louisa Allen, of Parm- 
ington, who survives him at the age of eighty-five. 



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'53.— Hon. W. L. PutDam responded to the 
toast of the city at the recent banquet given in 
honor of Judge Strout, lately appointed to State 
Supreme Court by Governor Cleaves. Judge Put- 
nam was one of the speakers at the banquet of the 
Episcopal Club in Boston, Mass., April 23, 1894. 

'56.— It is rumored that Galen C. Moses, who is 
the owner of several trotting horses, is negotiating 
for the Bath Driving Park for training purposes. 

'58.— The Army and Navy Journal has the fol- 
lowing: Gen. Henry G. Thomas, U. S. A. (retired), 
has lately been made president of the Oklahoma 
National Bank, Oklahoma, 0. T. He is also treas- 
urer and secretary of the water works there and 
president of its Building and Loan Association. 

Med. ,'59. —Dr. D. E. Marston, of Monmouth, well 
known as one of the leading physicians and sur- 
geons of the state, and also as a successful business 
man, died at his residence in that town April 14, 
1894, from the effects of an attack of the grippe over 
a year ago. The deceased was born in West Gar- 
diner, May 13, 1836. He fitted for college at Litch- 
field Academy, and graduated from Medical School 
in 1859. 

'60. — Ex-Speaker Thomas B. Reed expects to 
make a speech-making visit to Minneapolis early in 
June. 

'68. — Hon. 0. D. Baker, of Augusta, Me., has 
made public announcement that he is a candidate 
for the Republican nomination of Congressman in 
the third district. 

'68.— Ex-Mayor Charles J. Chapman, of Port- 
land, has been confined to his house the last week 
with a slight attack of bronchitis, but recovered 
sufficiently to leave for New York with Mrs. Chap- 
man, who is to attend a convention at Philadelphia. 

71.— Rev. Edgar P. Davis, lately editor of the 
Boston Courier, is rector of All Saints Church at 
Littleton, N. H. 

71. -Rev. E. S. Stackpole, D.D., has just pub- 
lished a book, "The Direct Evidence of the Spirit," 
which is being favorably criticised by the eminent 
divines all over the country. 

73.— Hon. A. F. Moulton acted as toast-master 
in the recent dinner to Judge Strout. Other Bow- 
doiu men present were Hon. Frederick Robie, '41, 
George A. Thomas, '41, Hon. W. L. Putnam, '53, 
T. M. Giveen, '63, Hon. J. A. Locke, '65, F. C. Pay- 
son, 76, Llewellyn Barton, '84, and Richard Webb, 
ex-'85. 

77.— John A. Roberts has been elected Presi- 
dent of the Oxford County Agricultural Society. 



78. — The Baxter Brothers Company, of Bruns- 
wick, capitalized at $10,000, has been formed for a 
general canning business. The names of the pro- 
moters are Hartley C. Baxter, 78, James P. Baxter, 
Hon. '81, of Portland, Edward S. Keunard and Bar- 
rett Potter, 78, of Brunswick. 

'85.— The U. S. Fish Commission has just pub- 
lished " Notes on the Fresh- water Fishes of Wash- 
ington County, Maine," by W. C. Kendall, as an 
article in its bulletin for 1894. Another article, 
"Extension of the Recorded Range of Certain 
Marine and Fresh-water Fishes of the Atlantic 
Coast of the United States," by the same author, in 
connection with Hugh M. Smith, also appears in its 
bulletin. 

'88. — The funeral services of the wife of Prof. 
George Howard Larrabee occurred Sunday, April 
1, 1894, at North Bridgton, Maine. 

'91.— It is rumored that Principal T. R. Cros- 
well, of Wilton Academy, will tender his resigna- 
tion at the close of the term and will enter upon a 
post-graduate course at Columbia College, New 
York City. 

'92. — Fred V. Gummer had an article in a recent 
issue of the Letviston Journal on the Importance of 
Preserving the New England Town Government. 

Med.— The sad death of Ralph Purington, who 
has been attending the Medical School for over a 
year, occurred Tuesday, April 10, 1894, at his home 
in Bowdoinham. His death caused much sadness 
in the community where he lived, for he was a 
manly young fellow and liked by all. His class 
attended the funeral in a body. 



Dr. Sargent, of the Harvard gymnasium, has 
devised a new game called " battle ball," which 
combines some of the features of bowling, base-ball, 
cricket, tennis, and foot-ball. 

In England one man in 5,000 attends college; 
in Scotland, one in 650; in Germany, one in 213; 
in the United States, one in 2,000.— Ex. 

In response to request, the U. S. Government 
has detailed an officer to give instruction in the 
theory and history of military tactics and science, 
in Harvard University. 

In Yale College 235 students have elected Amer- 
ican constitutional history; 195, social science ; 184, 
political economy; 180, European history; 179, 
jurisprudence and law; 168, mediaeval history. These 
are the six most popular studies. Mathematics is 
near the bottom of 149 elections. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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Pound on fly leaf of Anabasis: — 

" If there should be another flood, 
For refuge hither fly ; 
Though all the world should be submerged, 
This book would still be dry."— Ex. 
Professor Williams, of Johns Hopkins University, 
says that the practice of hazing at college is an 
ancient one. At Heidelberg University, where he 
studied, he came across an old rule printed in 1430, 
forbidding the practice, by the older students, of 
shaving the heads of the new students and filling 
their ears with wax. — Ex. 

Prince Besolow, the young African prince, who 
is in the Freshman Class at Williams, has been 
called back to Africa to take charge of his king- 
dom. 

A Freshman sat iu the chapel dim, 

Stiff and erect and still, 
And faithfully sang the opening hymn, 

And read the Psalms with a will. 

The Sophomore sat with a languid care 
With his arm on the forward seat ; 

The latest French novel was on his knees 
And a newspaper at his feet. 

"With back to the front the Junior sat ; 

His seat was the middle aisle, 
And cautiously now he'd wave his hat 

As he caught the maiden's smile. 

Fervently then the preacher spoke, 

With his eyes on the Senior's chair ; 
But in that aisle no disturbance broke, 
For there was no Senior there. 

— Rutger's Targum. 
The Faculty of Colorado College have decided 
to give the editors of their college paper credit for 
editorial work. The editor-in-chief receives a 
credit of two hours a week, the Senior and Junior 
editors one hour a week, and the work of the 
Sophomore and Freshmen editors is taken as an 
equivalent of one essay. The above credit, as well 
as position on the staff, depends upon the quality 
of work done. — Unit. 



The annual intercollegiate shooting match be- 
tween the clubs at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton 
will be held this month. 

Two hundred and forty-nine post-graduate 
courses are offered at Yale. This is an increase of 
thirty-eight over last year. 

A DASHING POEM. 
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golden lyre. 

During the past year Yale University has re- 
ceived by gift $291,595.43, together with the sum 
which will have been given for Vanderbilt Hall 
when completed; and by bequest $154,000, and 
also the residue of the estate of the late Martin S. 
Eichelberger, '58. 

The calendar of the University of Michigan 
shows a total enrollment of 2,659 students. The 
Faculty numbers 72. 

The gifts of Henry W. Sage to Cornell have 
alone amounted to considerably over a million dol- 
lars. 



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Vol. XXIV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 16, 1894. 



No. 2. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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Entered at the Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston, Maine. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIV., No. 2.— May 16, 1894. 

Editorial Notes, 17 

Extracts from President's Report, 19 

An Incident 21 

Bowdoin Verse : 

O Tempora ! 22 

The Reward of Duplicity, 22 

Memories, 22 

A Good Ear 23 

Collegii Tabula 23 

Athletics, 26 

Personal, 30 

College World, 31 




Friends of Bowdoin have never been 
lacking in a time of need, and our college is 
again to be congratulated as the recipient of 
a handsome gift. Last week the announce- 
ment was made by General Hubbard, of New 
York, who, from the first, has acted as the 
representative of Mr. Searles, the donor of 
the Science Building, stating that, in addition 
to the gift of the building as first proposed, 
money will be furnished to completely equip 
it with modern apparatus. This is in answer 
to the statement in President Hyde's annual 
report, just issued, saying that at least 17,000 
in new apparatus was needed to make the 
instruction of the college in science commen- 
surate with the splendid facilities which the 
Searles Science Building offers. Thus this 
generous addition to the great gift already 
made insures the adqeuate equipment of the 
physical, chemical, and biological depart- 
ments, and removes the need of the bulk of 
increase of appropriations . to be made in 
June, the anticipation of which has been 
causing the government of the college no 
little anxiety. This gift of between $7,000 
and $10,000 is an important addition to the 
many reasons that make this centennial year 
a season of happy thanksgiving to all the 
friends of Bowdoin. 



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TT7HE Orient, in the name of the college, 
-*■ extends a cordial greeting to the repre- 
sentatives of the Psi Upsilon fraternity who 
are meeting here in national convention this 
week. May they long have pleasant memo- 
ries of their visit to the home of their 
fraternity's most eastern chapter. 



IF there is any place where Freshman 
*■ b rashness may properly be displayed — 
and the Orient is far from admitting the 
existence of any such locality — that place is 
certainly not in chapel during religious 
exercises. Kicking on the steam pipes, con- 
versing, or otherwise acting out the rowdy 
during chapel exercises, is unworthy any 
Bowdoiii student, and when these unmanly 
acts of disturbance are carried so far as they 
were on a recent Sunday during an address 
by an honored guest of the college, it is time 
a halt was called. Of course it is no more 
right for a member of one class than for a 
member of another to act ungentlemanly in 
chapel, but certain Freshmen have been 
showing in this an unwholesome desire to 
excel which should be quenched. 



FTN old graduate of the Medical School, 
/ *■ who visited the campus recently, ex- 
pressed himself as much delighted and some- 
what surprised at the extremely friendly 
relations existing between the medical stu- 
dents and those in the college proper. In 
his time, not many years ago, there was not 
only generally decided colduess between these 
two bodies, but often open hostility. He men- 
tioned the case when the medics, in payment 
for some act of the students, plowed up the 
diamond one night to prevent a proposed 
ball game. Now, happily, tempora mutantur. 
All are Bowdoin boys together in spirit and 
fellowship as well as in truth, and only the 
best feeling prevails. This is only as it 
should be, and it is not easy to understand 



how it ever came to be any different. Both 
college and Medical School are of one insti- 
tution, under one head, and with common 
interests, though as to recitations the stu- 
dents are little in contact. Many causes 
have brought about this era of closer rela- 
tions, prominent among them being the at- 
tendance of Bowdoin alumni in the Medical 
School and the union of athletic interests. 
The recent spectacle of all the college boys 
and medical students parading the streets in 
one body, with common songs and cheers, 
has not been frequent in past years, but it 
shows well the present good feeling of perfect 
unity. Every alumnus and friend of college 
or medical department will hope earnestly 
that the present condition of things may be 
lasting. 

'7JLL who have been accustomed to frequent 
/ *■ the Bowdoin Delta are glad to notice that 
the old grand stand which has graced, or 
rather disgraced, this spot so long has given 
way to a more prepossessing and modern 
structure. It is an improvement all will 
appreciate highly. Especially noticeable 
are its resonant qualities. Long and loud 
and often may it echo the Bowdoin yell of 
victory. 

TITHE college has been notified that by the 
■*■ will of the late Ann E. Lambert, of 

Jamaica Plains, Mass., one thousand dollars 
has been left as a legacy to Bowdoin. Edgar 
O. Achorn, Esq., '81, is the executor. 



PRESIDENT HYDE'S annual report to 
the governing boards of the college, 
from which a few extracts are given in this 
number, is unusually interesting and full, 
and should be carefully read by every Bow- 
doin man, past or present. We cannot keep 
too well informed upon all subjects relating 
to the welfare of the institution of which 
we are a part. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



19 



TIN unusually successful and exciting ten- 
f* nis tournament has just closed, and the 
men who will represent Bowdoin in the 
annual Maine intercollegiate tournament 
and in the Massachusetts trip, have won their 
right to this distinction. The entries were 
more numerous than usual, and so closely 
matched were many of the best players that 
interest has been unusually high in the tour- 
nament. The winners have had to work 
hard for their honors and we feel that Bow- 
doin will be strongly represented at Portland 
and against the Massachusetts colleges. 
The silver cup won last year must be retained, 
and we feel confident our representatives 
are the men for the duty. While the trip 
out of the state will be something of an 
experiment there is little to lose by it and 
much to gain. May the Bowdoin men prove 
the best men, and may the best men win! 
Though tennis has long been popular it is 
still a coming sport, and the increased num- 
bers who play it in college are very marked 
over a few years ago. It is a sport of many 
advantages, and while nearly all can play it, 
yet to play well is the accomplishment of but 
few. Bowdoin has good courts, good play- 
ers, and much increasing interest in the sport. 
Elsewhere in this issue is the score of each 
set of the recent college tournament. 



Extracts from President's Report. 

yiTHE Searles Science Building gives us 
-*■ better facilities for teaching the sciences 
than any college of our size possesses. Yet 
the possession of such a building imposes 
great responsibilities. It makes it possible, 
so far as accommodations are concerned, to 
give an ideal course in science. The profes- 
sors can adjust laboratory work to lecture 
instruction without having to consider the 
question of space; and can do for whole 
classes what hitherto they have been obliged 
to confine to small divisions. We are in a 



position to test the value of natural science 
for training. 

The Walker Art Building will be dedi- 
cated on the 7th of June. Hon. William 
D. Northend will present the building in 
behalf of the Misses Walker; Hon. William 
L. Putnam will receive it on behalf of the 
college; Hon. Martin Brimmer, of Boston, 
will deliver the address. 

The Walker Art Building has been com- 
pleted, and passed into the control of the 
college about December 1st. Unforeseen 
changes and certain necessary details of 
arrangement delayed the regular opening of 
the building to the public till February 19th, 
since which date the collections have been 
accessible three and three-fourths hours 
daily. The attendance has been unexpect- 
edly large. Visiting graduates and the pres- 
ent under-graduates, public school pupils 
and classes of this and other towns and cities 
have taken advantage of the privilege. 

The new buildings, in conferring an ines- 
timable permanent benefit, render necessary 
several temporary readjustments involving 
an expense small in comparison to the bene- 
fits which will accrue to the college, yet too 
large to be met out of the limited funds 
from which our annual appropriation must 
be made. The largest item is the equipment 
of the science departments with adequate 
apparatus. Another element of expense is 
the cost of moving and setting up such 
apparatus as we have. The rooms left vacant 
by the removal of the art collections from 
the former Sophia Walker gallery in the 
chapel, and by the removal of the science 
departments from their present quarters, 
need to be fitted up for library and recitation 
purposes. The presence of these beautiful 
buildings upon our campus requires the 
grading of the campus ; and when this is 
done a competent landscape gardener should 
be employed, to lay out walks, determine the 
site of future buildings, and give to the 



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campus the form it is to bear in the centuries 
to come. 

Thus to place the college on an educa- 
tional footing commensurate with the utility 
and beauty of the two buildings whose pos- 
session is the crowning joy of the close of 
the first century of the life of the college, 
and to enter the new century with accom- 
modations on all sides adequate to the work 
a modern college is called upon to under- 
take, we need to expend, in addition to our 
regular appropriation, the sum of $10,000. 
Is it too much to hope that this centennial 
year may bring us gifts to this amount, 
making the centenary at the same time an 
occasion of rejoicing over the achievements 
of the past, and a starting point for the 
progress of the future? 

Two other expenditures are needed, 
which, however, may be met without either 
gift or appropriation. Appleton Hall should 
be renovated, substantially as Maine Hall 
has been, omitting a large amount of the 
plumbing, and making more adequate pro- 
vision for ventilation. The expense can be 
met by increased rent of rooms ; and a 
petition to this effect has been signed by 
every occupant of the building. 

A dining-hall would save nearly a dollar 
a week in the cost of board to the students. 
A dining-hall, with students' rooms above, 
would not only pay the regular interest on 
the sum invested, but enough more to allow 
•$1,000 or more of the principal to be paid 
each year, thus enabling the college to 
acquire the property after a period of years. 

At the close of the first century the 
college has buildings and grounds valued at 
$450,000. The Art and Science Buildings 
are unsurpassed by corresponding buildings 
in any college in the country. We have a 
productive fund of $400,000 in addition from 
the Garcelon bequest, to be divided equally 
between the College and Medical School. 
We have 219 students, the largest number in 



the historj' of the college, all of whom, with 
five exceptions, have passed the examination 
for admission to the regular classical course. 
We shall begin our second century with 
fifteen well-equipped departments, all in 
charge of men either in the enthusiastic vigor 
of youth, or the steady strength of mature 
manhood; who give promise of increasing 
power and usefulness for twenty years to 
come. The college is governed by fifty-four 
Trustees and Overseers, of whom fifty-one 
are graduates of Bowdoin ; one is a graduate 
of Amherst, one of Harvard, and one of Yale. 
The course of studj' offered, while not so 
much spread out or so minutely subdivided 
as that offered in man}' institutions, in solidity 
of subjects presented, in concentration of 
attention demanded, in individuality of work 
encouraged, and in extent of choice per- 
mitted, compares favorably with the opportu- 
nities offered in the foremost colleges and 
universities. To accomplish these results we 
have been obliged to stretch our limited 
resources to the utmost. 

To carry out the plans already adopted 
for the coming year will compel the most 
rigid economy in every non-essential. The 
beautiful Art Building requires better appoint- 
ments everywhere. The perfect appoint- 
ments of the Science Building require greater 
outlay for apparatus, and a more thorough, 
and therefore more expensive, method of 
instruction. And to balance this improve- 
ment upon the artistic and scientific sides, an 
enlargement on the practical side of the 
political and economic life of man becomes 
necessary. The college hopes to enter its 
second century prepared to meet these high 
demands. To take this position and maintain 
it, however, calls for a larger income than 
that which has been sufficient under the more 
primitive conditions, and with the less exact- 
ing standards of the past. Our prosperity 
and the larger work to which it calls us, 
makes us poorer than before. It will be more 



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difficult than it has been for j'ears to make 
the necessary appropriations at the coining 
Commencement. These plans for enlarge- 
ment have been deliberately adopted in full 
view of this fact; in the faith that the friends 
of the college who have stood by it so faith- 
fully in its days of discouragement and hard- 
ship, will not prove wanting now that the full 
power of a well equipped and fully manned 
institution is, by the unexampled generosity 
of unexpected benefactors, placed almost 
within our grasp; and in the hope that the 
centenary of the college will mark that in- 
crease both in immediate special equipment 
and permanent general funds which is needed 
to enable us to enter the century to come 
with a confidence and courage worthy of the 
splendid record of the century now drawing 
to a close. 



An Incident. 
T HAD been working hard for a year with- 
-*■ out any rest and when the time for my 
customary vacation was drawing near I was 
in doubt where to spend it, feeling that I 
needed undisturbed rest, until my friend 
X — invited me to pass it with him, promis- 
ing me quiet such as I desired. And after 
I had accepted and accompanied him to his 
home I concluded that he had made his 
promise in good faith, for with exception of 
teams passing at rare intervals and the 
occasional yelping of a dog in a neighboring 
yard, there seemed to be nothing to disturb 
the Sabbath stillness of the place from one 
week's end to another. 

I had been there several days gaining 
greatly in strength from the much-needed 
rest, and had voted the town to be unequaled 
as a resort to one desiring complete quiet, 
until one day my hopes were all shattered. 
At the time of which I speak my friend and 
I were walking across the fields, returning 
from a successful day's fishing, and were 
engaged in earnest conversation, when sud- 



denly we were interrupted by a succession 
of the most unearthly shrieks and cries that 
it has ever been my misfortune to hear. I 
am naturally a nervous man and I confess 
my blood seemed to freeze with those horri- 
ble sounds surging in my ears. I had almost 
obeyed the natural instinct to run when my 
friend laid his hand on my arm as if to 
restrain me and laughingly explained that 
the town was blessed with an asylum for the 
insane, a fact that he had forgotten to men- 
tion. But this explanation did not in the 
least serve to remove my apprehensions, for 
if there is one thing above another for which 
I have a distinct horror and dread it is a 
crazy man. The only thing that restrained 
me from actually running was the thought 
that the inmates of the asylum must of 
course be kept in close confinement. 

I resolved, for the future, to keep away 
from that region if possible, and a few days' 
quiet served to drive from my mind nearly 
all thoughts in regard to the asylum in such 
close proximity, although at night I was 
often troubled by visions of crazy men in 
various attitudes meditating destruction to 
me. Toward the end of my stay, however, 
an adventure happened to me which very 
nearly undid all the benefit I had received 
during the long period of quiet. 

I had been out on a long tramp by 
myself and late in the afternoon I approached 
the village by a street that I had never been 
on before. I was walking briskly along the 
dusty road, my thoughts engrossed in my 
return to work and the business I would 
soon take up again, when a large building at 
my right attracted my attention. Amazed 
to see a building of such a size in that region 
I studied it intently. It seemed to be a 
sort of dormitory or apartment house with 
regular rows of windows unrelieved by 
blinds or shades. But what seemed very 
peculiar to me was a high board fence which 
apparently enclosed the whole building at a 



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few yards distant on every side. As I went 
farther and could look around the corner of 
the house I saw a number of men sitting on 
the top of the fence and acting as if 
exhausted with hard work. Some were 
indolently kicking their heels against the 
boards, while others fanned themselves with 
their broad-brimmed straw hats. They 
looked harmless enough until it suddenly 
occurred to me that they were the inmates 
of the lunatic asylum which my friend had 
told me about. 

Then my presence of mind forsook me 
and I underwent those spasms of fear which 
came to me on the day that I had heard the 
cries. I stood stock still in the middle of 
the road unable to move a foot, and staring 
at the men who had become quiet and were 
returning my gaze with interest. 

All at once one of those insane desires 
which often force a man to self-destruction 
when placed in a position of possible danger, 
came upon me and urged me to make a hor- 
rible grimace at the row of lunatics staring 
at me. The effect was magical. The one 
nearest, a tall, powerful man as I noticed, 
jumped from his seat on the fence and started 
toward me at the the top of his speed, while 
the rest set up a shriek of derision, as it 
seemed to my excited fancy. But I did not 
stop to await the outcome, but instead turned 
and ran up the road with the maniac at my 
heels. Impelled by fear I fairly flew over the 
ground, while horrible thoughts coursed 
through my brain causing my hair to rise 
and a cold perspiration to creep over my 
body. I hoped at first to leave him behind 
for I was a fairly good runner, but I could 
hear his footsteps behind me gradually com- 
ing nearer and nearer. 

My nerves, wrought up to the highest 
pitch, urged me on till my head seemed 
bursting and my breath came in wild gasps. 
My legs seemed to lose all their strength and 
I felt I could not go far without falling. 



How many thoughts, repenting and regretful, 
surged through my mind as I heard those 
steps coming relentlessly nearer and nearer 
until I felt the hot breath of the maniac on 
my very neck. Then his hand touched my 
shoulder with a push that sent me headlong, 
and he shouted at me, "You're it!" Then 
turning around he scampered back to his 
fellows as fast as he had come, evidently 
expecting pursuit. 



Sowdoii? ^)ep§e. 

O Temporal 

Time was, that to correctly train 
And formulate our youth, 

Our fathers bade us, soberly, 
To study life and truth. 

But now, alack (how morals change!) 
We note with painful ruth, 

The careless only, study Life, 
The wicked, study Truth. 



The Reward of Duplicity. 

I promised Chloe I would never use tobacco more, 
And I felt myself a hero and a martyr as I swore; 
Of course I didn't mean it, but, then, she would 

never know, 
And she'd think herself quite happy just to save a 

soul or so. 
And, when next I called on Chloe, I thought her 

very hard 
Because she would not see me when I'd sent up 

my card. 
Next week I learned a vile mistake had snarled 

those auburn locks. 
For I'd sent her up a picture from my last Sweet 

Caporal box. 



Memories. 

Brooding alone in my study 

Over a ponderous tome, 

Oft from the pages before me, 

Unwilled, does my fancy roam, 

Sometimes to picture a haunting face, 

Sometimes to think of home. 



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But from the visions so conjured, 

Fairest of all arise 

Dreams of those days at Bowdoin, — 

Mem'ries I always shall prize 

Of that class which no more can assemble, 

Till we meet at the^ Great Assize. 

So enjoy ye these ideal moments, 

For after your Class Day comes life, 

Meaning a true "Commencement" 

Of sorrows and endless strife; 

While 'mid your loved classmates stands, 

pruning, 
Death with his pitiless knife. 



A Good Ear. 

" A night ago, my gentle love," 

Said Algernon to Clara, 
" Unknown to you, my fond heart fears, 

I passed your lovely bowah." 

" Oh, no," quoth Clara, tearful eyed, 
"You really do me wrong, 
I knew at once your looked-for step 
Among the hurrying throng." 

Now this gave Algie quite a shock. 

In fact, quite set him back, 
For if the truth were only known 

He went by in a hack. 




An exchange gives us the 
following recent adventure of 
Herbert J. Dudley, '95, and his brother 
Willie. "While out gunning for wild 
geese and ducks, April 27th, they met 
with something of an exciting expe- 
rience. They were up at the 'ox bow' in the 
broad stretch of water just below the Little Falls, 
and had succeeded in winging a goose and several 
ducks, which, while securing, they unconsciously 
allowed their canoe to come too near the foot of the 
falls, when, in an instant, their frail craft was over- 
turned, and they were thrown into the icy water. 
They swam to the overturned craft, to which they 



clung for some time before they could make their 
perilous predicament known to people living near 
the scene of their mishap, when a boat put off and 
rescued them, pretty badly chilled by their long 
immersion, but otherwise not much the worse for 
it. It is safe to say they both knew what they 
were at when their craft upset, for when rescued 
they each had a brace of birds in their hands, that 
they had tenaciously clung to through it all, though 
their guns went to the bottom of the river." 

Webber, '95, has returned to college. 

The '96 Bugle editors are to be elected at once. 

Small, '96, is teaching in the Berlin (N. H.) 
High School. 

Clough, '96, was called home recently by the 
death of his grandfather. 

Ogilvie, '94, and Axtell, '95, are back from a 
week or more of sickness. 

Burbank, '96, and Harriman, '97, have recently 
been made members of Delta Upsilon. 

The Junior and Sophomore German Divisions 
have been enjoying a holiday the past week or more. 

Several students have been busy in the Library 
the past week, directing Commencement invitations. 

Reed has a beautiful photograph of the Art 
Building, with the lions, displayed in Shaw's window. 

Garcelon, the crack Harvard hurdler and 
sprinter, was here last week coaching the track 
men. 

Professor Robinson addressed the Y. M. C. A., 
Sunday before last. He spoke very interestingly 
on temperance. 

More than a hundred students were in Lewiston 
the day of the Bates game, and did noble work in 
the cheering line. 

The grading that is just being finished around 
the Art Building adds a good deal to the attractive- 
ness of the campus. 

South Appleton has been pillaged by thieves the 
past week or two. Several of its inmates have lost 
considerable amounts. 

At the annual meeting of the Reading-Room 
Association, Dennison, '95, was chosen president 
and Ward, '96, manager. 

The essays for competition in the English Compo- 
sition Prize are due before Friday, May 25th. The 
prize is open to Seniors. 

Have you noticed how the holidays come on our 
easy days — Arbor Day, Memorial Day, etc., on a 
Wednesday or a Saturday. 



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Arbor Day was a holiday here as elsewhere, but 
nothing more. Some went off tramping, some went 
home, but more went to Lewiston. 

Gilpatrick and Marston, '96, and Hagar, '97, are 
the members of the committee on hand-book re- 
cently appointed by the T. M. C. A. 

Bryant, '95, has been absent for a week, and 
Minot, '96, officiated as monarch of the sanctum in 
getting out this nunber of the Orient. 

President Hyde's annual report to the trustees 
and overseers of the college is ready for distribu- 
tion, and can be obtained at the library. 

Moore, '94, has accepted a call to the Congre- 
gationalist church in Saco. He will commence his 
duties immediately after Commencement. 

At a recent class meeting, '96 elected Bates 
manager of the boat crew. The men who will row 
are Newbegin, Baker, Brown, and Libby. 
' The old 'Varsity eight has been rejuvenated. 
Several of our old-time, last year or so, oarsmen 
are planning to follow the Sophomore-Freshman 
race in her. 

Sargent, 78, now principal of Hebron Academy, 
was here Saturday to witness the ball game. His 
school will send quite a number of young men to 
Bowdoin next fall. 

The following words have been carved over the 
main entrance of the Science Building: "The Mary 
Frances Searles Science Building. 1894. Nature's 
Laws are God's Thoughts." 

A plan of the Delta, as it now is, and a drawing 
of the proposed running track and base-ball and 
foot-ball field is displayed in the library. They 
were drawn by Austin Cary, '87. 

Fifteen Seniors wrote for the Brown Extempora- 
neous Composition Prize. The subject was " The 
Reciprocal Duties of a College and its Students." 
The award will be made public later. 

A new Medical School pin has appeared and is 
seen on the coat-lapel of nearly every "Medic." It 
is a shield-shaped emblem of gold, bearing the skull 
and cross-bones and the letters M.M.S. 

As one Senior said, it seems as though the trees 
had sprung their leaves upon us like a "Jack-in-the- 
box." The maples are almost full-leaved, and the 
campus walks are shady walks once more. 

The second themes of the term are due. The 
subjects are as follows : Is it a Man's Duty to Belong 
to a Political Party? What Should Determine a 
Student's Choice of a College ? Miss Muloch's Char- 
acter of John Halifax. 



The May Hop and German, given by the Juniors 
in Town Hall a week ago Tuesday, was a very 
enjoyable affair. Many were present from out of 
town. Wilson, of Lewiston, furnished the music 
for the twenty couples. . 

The big float which broke away some time during 
the going out of the ice has been found, quietly 
resting on the banks of the Androscoggin, about 
a mile and a half from where it can do any good. 
'97's crew is expected to tow it back. 

Professor Swain, one of America's most famous 
phrenologists, has been lecturing to the students 
lately. In personal examinations he showed a won- 
derful shrewdness. He reports several unusual 
heads and bumps, but says we have no very intel- 
lectual men. 

A very close and sharply played game on the 
Delta, Saturday afternoon, between the Hebron 
Academy and Brunswick High School nines was 
witnessed by many. The Hebrons were finally 
victorious, 9 to 8. Both have strong teams, for 
fitting schools. 

A picked nine from the college, under the com- 
mand of Capt. Willard, went to Lisbon Falls last 
Saturday, where they were beaten by the local team 
by a score of 24 to 10. They report the grounds 
built on a unique plan. They will try to have the 
Lisbon Falls nine play a return game. 

'Ninety-six has two crews on the river just now. 
One will row the Freshmen ; the other stands ready 
to challenge the winner. The second crew is as 
follows: Haskell, stroke; Ordway, two; Warren, 
three; Ward, bow. They have renovated the old 
'91 shell and are practicing faithfully. 

The Students' Hand-book, issued by the Y. M. 
C. A. at the beginning of each year, will appear at 
this Commencement. The book is for the use of 
entering students. This year it will contain the 
new constitution, a good description of the new 
buildings, several cuts, and, if possible, a map of 
the campus. 

Bowdoin's new grand stand is finished. It is 
sixty feet long by twenty-two in width, and will 
hold four hundred base-ball cranks and crankesses. 
It occupies the same old place. The sides and back 
are sheathed, and underneath are rooms for storage 
and general purposes. It is roofed, and for a grand 
stand is a beauty. 

Two weeks ago Sunday the Bowdoin Fire Com- 
pany responded to an alarm of fire in the Con- 
gregational church. Through the windows of the 
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haste a way was forced into the church. After the 
arrival of several professors in commaud of the 
bucket brigade, the cause was discovered— an open 
stove. 

The interior of the Science Building is nearing 
completion. The maze of wires and pipes is being 
covered up. Up stairs the plastering is nearly 
finished, the steam heat has been on for several 
weeks, and down cellar they are almost ready to 
concrete. The external scaffolding is all down and 
they are beginning to clear away the ground around. 

The reception tendered the Junior Class by 
Professor and Mrs. Johnson, Thursday evening, 
May 3d, was made a very enjoyable occasion. 
Nearly all the class was present and a very happy 
evening was passed in conversation and listening 
to the excellent music. The sweet singing of Mrs. 
Lee was a special attraction, and her gracious 
courtesy in responding to the wishes of the party 
was well appreciated. At the close the class gath- 
ered around the piano and sang the old college 
songs, and then the party broke up with many 
thanks to the host and hostess for the happy even- 
ing. 

The two big lions for the Art Building arrived 
from New York the first of May, and have been put 
in position on the enormous blocks of stone that 
flank the main steps. They are magnificent works 
of the sculptor's art, and add much to the com- 
pleteness of the building. They are very nearly 
alike and weigh about four tons apiece. They stand 
about five feet high and each of the monsters, with 
his oval-shaped base, is cut from one piece of stone. 
The position is standing, with one fore-paw resting 
upon a small globe. Their heads are turned out- 
ward, as if on guard, and the expression of the 
face, with gaping mouth and exposed fangs, is any- 
thing but pleasant. The manes are luxuriant, and 
the form and bearing are of typical kings of the 
beasts. 

The Y. M. C. A. Concert was a great success. 
Such music has not been heard on the campus for 
many years. The company sang two nights instead 
of the intended one, and was listened to by very 
enthusiastic audiences. It was noticed that almost 
everybody who had gone Thursday evening was 
there Friday, too. Miss Torbett owned the audi- 
ence, and indeed her beauty and grace, and the 
exquisite tones she drew from her violin, were 
enough* to captivate the chilliest of assemblies. 
The playing of Mr. Moquiste was brilliant, and 
fully sustained his reputation as a great pianist. 



But the singing of the sextette was the attraction. 
Their voices were musical and the harmony of the 
six was perfect. Every number of theirs received a 
double encore. Friday morning the members of the 
company were shown the college, and in the after- 
noon they were interested spectators of the Bow- 
doin-Haverbill game. 

Among the many class reunions to be held at the 
Centennial Anniversary of Bowdoin College'duriug 
the last week in June, that of the Class of 1844 
will doubtless possess the most general interest, 
inasmuch as the graduation of that class marked 
the completion of the first half century of the 
college. It is said that all the classes whose 
numeral ends in the figure 4 are making special 
efforts for large and enthusiastic reunions. Bow- 
doin men will be interested to learn that the class 
of 1874, of which Professor Henry Johnson of Bow- 
doin is president, will celebrate its vigintennial by 
a dinner at the Falmouth Hotel in Portland, Me., 
ou the night of Thursday, June 28th. The execu- 
tive committee, Mr. W. H. Moulton of Portland, 
Me., Rev. S. V. Cole of Taunton, Mass., and Mr. F. 
W. Hawthorne of Jacksonville, Fla., has just issued 
a circular letter in which all the members of the 
class are urged to attend the dinner. Rev. Charles 
J. Palmer, the class secretary, will read a history 
of the class; President Johnson will deliver an 
address; a poem is expected from Rev. S. V. Cole; 
and every classmate will probably contribute some- 
thing to the programme. The class will breakfast 
with Prof. Johnson at his home in Brunswick, Me., 
at 8.45 on the morning of Thursday, June 28th. 
The committee hopes that the "class baby" of 74, 
Mr. William Payne Kimball, son of Dr. L. Hough- 
ton Kimball, of Boston Highlands (Roxbury), will 
be present at this vigintennial dinner. He is now 
18 years of age and is about to enter college him- 
self. The class of '74, which numbered thirty- 
nine at graduation, has lost only two members by 
death, and those living are scattered throughout 
nineteen states of the Union, with two or three in 
foreign countries. 

The sixty-first annual convention of the Psi 
Upsilon Fraternity will be held with the Kappa 
Chapter of Bowdoin College, on the 16th, 17th and 
18th of this month. This fraternity, founded at 
Union College in 1833, has now nineteen active 
chapters, two inactive chapters, and about 9,000 
members. The Bowdoin Chapter was founded in 
1843. On the evening of Wednesday, the 16th, an 
informal reception will be tendered the alumni and 



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delegates to the convention in the chapter rooms in 
Brunswick. The forenoon and a portion of the 
afternoon of the following day will be devoted 
to private business sessions, but, at 3 p.m., 
public literary exercises will be held in Mem- 
orial Hall. Hon. Wm. Dummer Northend, Bow- 
doin, '43, of Salem, Mass., will preside at these. 
Rev. J. E. Adams, '53, of Bangor, will offer 
prayer. Hon. Joseph W. Symonds, '60, of Port- 
land, formerly of the Maine Supreme Court, will 
deliver the oratioD, and Rev. Edward A. Rand, 
'57, of Watertown, Mass., a writer of considerable 
note, will be the poet. In the evening a reception 
and dance will be given to the Fraternity by the 
Bowdoin Chapter in Memorial Hall. On Friday 
forenoon another business session will be held in the 
Court Room, which will adjourn in time to permit 
the delegates to take the 11.30 train for Boston, 
where the dinner will be held at the Hotel Vendome 
in the evening. Wm. E. Spear, Esq., Bowdoin, 70, 
of Boston, will act as toast-master, and the other 
speakers will be ex-Gov. Alexander H. Rice, Uuion, 
'44; Hon. M. F. Dickinson, Jr., Amherst, '62, of 
Boston ; R. L. Bridgeman, Esq., Amherst, '71 ; 
Prof. Wm. A. Houghton, Yale, '73, of Bowdoin Col- 
lege; G. R. Swasey, Esq., Bowdoin, '75; Oliver 
Crocker Stevens, Esq., Bowdoin, '76, and Hon. W. 
E. Barrett, Dartmouth, '80, ex-Speaker of the 
Massachusetts House of Representatives. 



Bowdoin, 27; Lewiston Local, 3. 
On Wednesday afternoon, May 2d, Bowdoin 
played a game ou the Delta with a picked nine of 
experienced Lewiston players. The result was an 
easy victory for the home team, 27 to 3. The game 
was a repetition of Saturday's game when Bowdoin 
beat Boston University 29 to 1. The fielding of the 
visitors was very unsteady, and at the bat they 
could do nothing agaiust either Plaisted or Williams, 
making but four hits for the game. All were glad 
to see Plaisted in the box again. Rumors of typhoid 
fever caused by a few days' illness had spread the 
idea that Bowdoin's crack twirler would be on the 
sick list for the season, but he showed most con- 
vincingly that he was never in better form to pitch 
for business. Allen was put behind the bat again, 
and played a star game. Coburn was tried in 
left field for the first time. Hinckley, who has so 



finely guarded this territory for three seasons, is 
unable to play the rest of the season, and his loss 
will be keenly felt. Sykes, Williams, and Bodge, 
did especially good work in the field. The Bowdoin 
men all batted bard as usual. The team seems to 
be unusually strong in this respect, in spite of the 
losses it has met since last year. The detailed 
score of the one-sided contest follows: 

BOWDOIN. 

A.B. K. E.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Fairbanks, 3b., .... 5 3 4 8 1 1 2 

Hull, s.s 3 3 2 1 

Williams, lb., p 3 2 3 4 7 5 

Plaisted, p., r.f.,. ... 6 2 1 1 1 8 

Sykes, 2b 5 3 3 54 3 1 

Chapman, c.f 5 4 3 4 

Coburn, l.f 4 5 4 5 

Bodge, r.f., lb 5 2 2 2 4 1 

Allen, c 4 3 2 3 10 4 2 

Totals 40 27 22 32 27 23 7 

LEWISTON LOCAL. 

A.B. K. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

McManus, c., 4 6 1 

Kearnes, 3b., p 4 1 2 4 4 2 1 

Roy, 2b 4 2 1 1 

Casey, p., 3b., .... 4 1 1 1 4 2 

Haley, l.f., 3 1 1 1 

Kearnes, lb., 4 1 9 1 2 

Sullivan, c.f 3 1 2 

McDonough, s.s 3 2 2 4 

Ward, r.f., 3 1 

Totals 32 3 4 6 24 13 12 

Bowdoin, 8; Exeter, 4. 
The Bowdoin nine and the Exeter Academy 
team crossed bats on the Delta, Saturday, May 5th. 
It was a finely played game from start to finish, and 
when it was over Bowdoin had won her third con- 
secutive victory. The Exeter boys were defeated 
8 to 4, but their conquerors had no walk-over. On 
the third inning the Bowdoins bunched their hits, 
and, aided by a bad error or two, brought in five 
runs, winning the game then and there. Plaisted 
pitched a great game, and his opponents could not 
find him. Allen supported him well behind the bat, 
though two short passed balls cost two runs. Sykes 
played a brilliant game ou second, and Haines 
caught two difficult flies, and Chapman in center 
field did the same thing. Maroney pitched a good 
game, but the Bowdoins found him when they 
wanted runs. The base running of the home team 
was a feature. Exeter has beaten both Colby and 
Bates this season. The Bowdoins will play a return 
game May 30th. The detailed score follows: 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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BOWDOIN. 

A.B. K. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Fairbanks, 3b 5 3 1 

Hull, s.s., 4 2 1 1 2' 1 

Williams, lb., r.f., ... 5 2 ' 2 3 5 1 

Plaiated, p., 5 1 2 2 1 7 2 

Sykes, 2b 5 1 4 6 

Chapman, c.f 4 1 1 2 

Coburn, r.f 3 1 1 1 

Haines, l.f., 3 2 1 1 2 1 

Allen, c 4 8 1 

Bodge, lb 1 4 1^0 

Totals 39 8 8 9 27 20 6 

EXETER. 

A.B. R. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Green, 2b 4 4 2 

Smith, l.f 4 3 1 

Locke, 3b., 4 6 2 

Richards, lb., .... 2 1 1 1 10 1 

Holmes, c.f., 4 1 

McCall, r.f 4 1 1 

Scanuel, c 4 2 2 2 5 2 

Haskell, s.s 4 1 1 1 1 2 3 

Maroney, p., 4 1 1 1 6 

Totals, 34 4 5 5 26* 18 8 

^Fairbanks out for interference. 

SCORE BY INNINGS. 

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Bowdoin, 00500110 1—8 

Exeter 00012010 0—4 

Struck out — By Plalsted, 7; by Maroney, 3. Bases on 
balls— By Plaisted, 2; by Maroney, 2. Double plays— By 
Sykes and Williams, and Hull, Sykes and Bodge. Hit by 
pitched ball— Richards. Two-base hit — Williams. 

Time — 2h. Umpire — Kelly of Lewiston. 

Bates, 14; Bowdoin, 6. 

Nearly one hundred students went to Lewiston, 
May 9th, to cheer on the Bowdoin team in its first 
game against the Bates nine. For five innings they 
had a chance to yell all they wanted to; then some- 
thing dropped and the cheering of the Bowdoin 
crowd was over. At the beginning of the sixth 
inning Bowdoin had the game 5 to 3 ; then began 
such a series of rank errors that the game slipped 
out of our grasp and Bates was an easy winner, 
14 to 6. 

The game was intensely exciting throughout. 
Its feature was the phenomenal pitching of Plaisted, 
who struck out 18 men. With half-decent support 
he would have won the game for Bowdoin. Most 
of the runs and hits by Bates were made after errors 
had prevented them from being retired. Allen did 
not play his usual star game behind the bat, and 
his passed balls and errors were responsible for 
quite a number of runs, while the errors of Haines, 



Hull, Bodge, and Chapman, though not numerous, 
were very costly ones. Burrill did good work in 
the box for Bates, and kept the Bowdoin hits well 
scattered. Williams played a good first for Bowdoin, 
and his home run was a feature. 

Last year, if the Orient remembers correctly, 
we lost a game to Bates in very much this same 
razzle-dazzle manner, and yet won two games out of 
three, and it is not at all improbable that the same 
thing will be repeated this season. Bates plays here 
May 19th. The detailed score follows : 

BATES. 

A.B. R. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Wakefield, lb 4 2 1 2 9 1 

Douglass, 2b., .... 6 3 2 

Burrill, p 5 2 9 

Pulsifer, 3b., 4 5 3 5 2 2 

Campbell, l.f., .... 4 2 5 

Gerrish, c, 5 2 2 2 6 1 

Brackett, s.s., .... 5 1 1 4 3 2 2 

Slattery, r.f 4 1 1 1 1 

Cutts, c.f., 3 1 1 

Field, c.f 2 1 

Totals, 42 14 8 14 27 18 7 

BOWDOIN. 

A.B. R. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Fairbanks, r.f., .... 5 1 3 

Hull, s.s., 3 1 1 2 2 1 

Williams, lb., .... 5 2 1 4 10 1 

Plaisted, p 4 121 

Sykes, 2b., 4 2 3.1 

Chapman, c.f., .... 4 2 1 1 1 1 

Bodge, 3b 4 1 1 1 1 1 

Haynes, l.f 4 2 

Allen, c, 4 13 4 2 

Totals, 36 6 5 10 27 32 9 

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Bates, 20010353 0—14 

Bowdoin, 122000010—6 

Earned runs— Bates 2, Bowdoin 1. Two-base hit — 
Wakefield. Three-base hits— Fairbanks, Pulsifer. Home 
runs — Williams, Brackett. Stolen bases — Bowdoin 5, 
Bates 5. Sacrifice hits— Douglass, Haines. Hit by pitched 
ball — Pulsifer. Bases on balls — by Plaisted 6, by Burrill 3. 
Struck out — by Plaisted IS, by Burrill 6. Bases on balls — 
Hull 2, Sykes, Wakefield 2, Douglass, Burrill, Campbell, 
Slattery. Struck out— Hull, Chapman 2, Bodge 3, Haines, 
Wakefield, Douglass 3, Burrill 3, Campbell 2, Brackett 4, 
Slattery 2, Cutts 3. Time— 2h. 45m. Umpire— Kelly. 

Haverhill, 7 ; Boiudoin, 5. 
On Friday afternoon, May 11th, the Haverhill 
league team and Bowdoin played a very close and 
exciting game on the Delta. It was rainy at times 
and the afternoon was cold and bleak, but never- 
theless it was one of the prettiest games seen here 



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for a long time. The playing of Bowdoin was sharp 
and steady, a very refreshing contrast to the exhi- 
bition put up against Bates on Wednesday. They 
made the league men put on their fastest gait, and 
the final score was 7 to 5 in favor of the visitors. 
Williams pitched his first full game of the season, 
and though a little wild, held his opponents down 
well. Haines played a star game behind the bat, 
and Leigbtou, who was put at short for the first 
time, satisfied everybody. Chapman covered lots 
of ground in center field. Bowdoin had two or 
three men left on bases nearly every inning. They 
bunched their hits in the sixth and run in four 
scores. Fairbanks led the batting. McGillip was 
hit hard by the home team, but was supported by 
snappy fielding. The new covered grand stand was 
appreciated by the crowd. The detailed score 
follows: 

HAVERHILL. 

A.B. B. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Mclndoe, l.f 4 3 1 

Freeman, r.f., ....4 2 2 2 1 

Anderson, lb 4 2 2 2 7 1 

Regan, 3b 3 2 2 3 

Murphy, s.s., 4 2 3 1 

Shinnick, 2b. 3 2 11 3 1 2 

Hoffman, c.f 4 3 

Quinlan, c 4 i 1 6 1 1 

McGillip, p 3 1 7 

Totals 33 7 8 8 27 13 6 

BOWDOIN. 

A.B. E. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Fairbanks, 3b 5 1 3 3 2 2 1 

Hull, l.f 3 1 1 1 

Williams, p., 5 1 1 4 

Plaisted 5 1 1 1 2 1 

Sykes, 2b 4 4 2 1 

Chapman, c.f 5 12 2 2 

Bodge, lb 300 08 1 

Leighton, s.s 3 1 2 2 1 

Haines, c, 4 1 1 1 3 1 

Totals 37 5 9 9 24 10 G 

SCOEE BY INNINGS. 

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Haverhill, 10100131 x— 7 

Bowdoin 00000400 1—5 

Struck out— by McGillip 4, by Williams 1. Bases on 
balls— by McGillip 4, by Williams 3. Wild pitches— by 
Williams 4.- Passed ball — Haines, 1. Double play — by 
Murphy, Shinnick, and Anderson. Umpire — Kelly of 
Lewiston. Time— lh. 50m. 



The enrollment of Leland Stanford University 
is 860. Its endowment, including all its estates, 
will probably reach $200,000,000.— Carletonia. 



TENNIS TOURNAMENT. 
The annual spring tournament in tennis has 
been in progress for the last week and a half, and 
has gone off much more rapidly than in previous 
years. In singles Dana, '96, has won and will play 
Dana, '94, the present college champion, for the 
championship. In doubles Pickard and Dana, '94, 
have been picked out as the probable winners. 
Following is the record of the tournament up to 
Saturday night : 

SINGLES. 
Preliminary Round. 



Winner. 


Loser. 


Score. 


Foster, '96. 


Coburn. 


7-5, 3-6, 6-4 


Randlette. 


Frost, '94. 


6-1, 6-0 


Ordway. 


W. W. Thomas, 2d. 


Forfeited. 


Pickard. 


Kyes. 


6-2, 6-4 


Leighton, '95. 


McKinnon. 


3-6, 6-1, 6-3 


Fitz. 


Eastman, '96. 
First RoiCnd. 


6-0, 1-6, 8-6 


Dane. 


Moore, '94. 


Forfeited. 


Dana, '96. 


Moore, '95. 


Forfeited. 


Fogg. 


F. H. Haskell. 


6-0, 6-1 


W. F. Haskell. 


Roberts. 


6-1, 6-3 


Lord, '94. 


Whitcomb. 


6-2, 4-6, 6-3 


Cook. 


Libby, '94. 


6-4, 8-6 


Buck. 


Badger. 


6-2, 6-3 


Randlette. 


Foster, '96. 


6-2, 6-1 


Pickard. 


Ordway. 


6-2, 6-3 


Leighton, '95. 


Fitz. 


7-5, 6-2 


Littlefield. 


Warren, '96. 


Forfeited. 


Ward. 


Allen. 


Forfeited. 


W. S. A. Kimball. 


Hicks. 


6-1, 6-1 


Frost, '96. 


Bryant, '94. 


3-6, 6-3, 6-2 


Shaw. 


Buss. 


6-3, 3-6, 6-1 


Williams. 


Blair. 

Second Round. 


6-3, 2-6, 6-1 


Dana, '96. 


Dane. 


6-2, 6-4 


Fogg. 


W. F. Haskell. 


6-3, 6-1 


Lord, '94. 


Cook. 


6-3, 3-6, 6-3 


Randlette. 


Buck. 


Forfeited. 


Pickard. 


Leighton, '95. 


6-4, 6-2 


Littlefield. 


Ward. 


6-1, 6-0 


W. S. A. Kimball. 


Frost, '96. 


6-4, 6-0 


Shaw. 


Williams. 
Third Round. 


Forfeited. 


Dana, '96. 


Fogg. 


6-4, 6-2 


Randlette. 


Lord, '94. 


6-1, 8-6 


Pickard. 


Littlefield. 


10-8, 9-7, 


W. S. A. Kimball. 


Shaw. 
Serni-Finals. 


6-2, 6-8, 6-2 


Dana, '96. 


Randlette. 


6-1, 7-5 


Pickard. 


W. S. A. Kimball. 


6-1, 6-0 



Tournament Finals. 

Pickard. 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, 7-9, 7-5 



Championship Finals. 
Dana, '96, to play Dana, '94, this week. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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DOUBLES. 

First Round. 
Winners. Losers. Score. 

Libby, '94, and Randlette. Ward and Warren, '96. 6-0, 6-0 
LittlefieldandBryant,'94. Allen and Buck. 6-1,6-3 

Dana, '96, and Fogg. Ordway and Williams. 6-1, 6-3 

Pickard and Dana, '94. W. S. A. Kimball and 

Lord, '95. 6-3, 7-5 

Cook and Dane. Buss and Frost, '96. 6-3, 6-3 

Foster, '96, and Coburn. 

Second Round. 
Littlefield and Bryant, '94. Libby, '94, and Kaudlette. 

6-8, 6-4, 6-4 
Pickard and Dana, '94. Dana, '96, and Fogg. 

1-6, 6-1, 7-5 
Cook and Dane. 
Coburn and Foster, '96. 

Semi-Finals. 
Cook and Dane. Coburn and Foster, '96. 6-0, 6-4 

Pickard and Dana, '94. Littlefield and Bryant, '94. 

6-2, 7-5 
Finals. 
Pickard and Dana, '94, to play Cook and Dane this week. 



TRACK ATHLETICS. 
Track athletics are booming in Bowdoiu. If 
you do not believe it, go out on the Delta every 
afternoon and see the crowd which gathers there 
day after day, all deeply interested in watching the 
men practicing for the coming Worcester meet. It 
is to be regretted that the boating spirit has so 
nearly died out, for our crews have always 
brought us honor wherever they have been. But 
if the preseut interest in track athletics continues, 
and we can see no reason why it should not, our 
team will soon be able to rival the honors of the old 
crews. In many ways the field sports are in 
advance of boating for college athletics. In the 
crew, eight of the strongest men did the work for 
the whole college. In track athletics, the number 
entering into the work is limited by ability alone. 
The small man has an equal chance with the mus- 
cular to win a place for himself and college. The 
game is young yet, and there are fine prospects of 
near success. 

Last year this branch was almost an experiment 
with us. We sent our team to Worcester with no 
expectation of winning a place. The men went to 
get points which would be of use to us in future 
events. That we got what we went for can be seen 
in the development of our present team. Under 
the management of Captain Kimball and our trainer, 
Mr. McLean, we have some twenty-five men work- 
ing to make the coming team. Most of the men 
are doing good, conscientious work, and almost 
every night some one improves upon their previous 



record. With the present rate of improvement we 
can have very good hopes of winning places in the 
coming meet. At any rate, our own field day will 
be a record-breaking and memorable one. 

The men, this year, will go to Worcester with 
the idea that they are going to get something 
substantial with their experience. The men are 
somewhat hampered in their work by the lack of 
an athletic field, being especially in need of a track. 
It is rather discouraging to the runners to be obliged 
to walk to the Topsham fair grounds for their prac- 
tice, and we cannot be surprised that there are no 
more volunteers. The men should have a cinder 
track, with the gymnasium near, where they could 
take a good bath and rub down after a long run. 
Too much energy has to be expended in the long 
walk and too little remains for actual work. In 
the two-mile run, Soule is working hard and, ac- 
cording to last year's records, although they were 
much higher than the average, promises to come in 
well up among the first. In the hurdles, Lord, '95, 
Doherty, and Home are making a creditable show- 
ing. In the half-mile run, Knowlton, Andrews, Chris- 
tie, and Brett are putting in some steady practice. 
Smith, '9(5, Haskell, McMillan, and Home are trying 
the pole-vault, and Shaw, White, and Goodspeed, 
the quarter-mile run. In the mile run, Mitchell, 
'95, Leighton, '95, and Burbauk will try for place, 
and Thomas, Bradbury, and Purnell in the mile 
walk. French and Lord, '95, are closely matched 
in the running broad jump and have a chance for 
points; Dole is also doing well. Borden, in the 
running high jump, has already cleared five feet 
seven. McMillan and Smith also make a good show- 
ing, and Stearns gives some promise. 

One of the most interesting features of the prac- 
tice is the throwing of the hammer and putting the 
shot by Kimball and Bates. Inch by inch the heavy 
spheres are being put further away from the ring 
each night. Bates has already put the shot nearly 
thirty-seven feet, about two feet over the heaviest 
throw last year. White is starting in very well, 
and it is evident that he will be heard from later. 
In throwing the hammer the men are evenly 
matched. Kimball holds the college record of 
eighty-nine feet, and both he and Bates have gone 
beyond this, the latter reaching eight feet six inches 
last Saturday. 

Taking all this into consideration, the number 
and enthusiasm of the men in training, the advance- 
ment they are making over their present records, 
we can safely say that in the near future there is 
honor for the college in track athletics. 



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'35. — Editor Tenney bas 
beeu critically ill with heart 
trouble, but at last accounts was 
much better. 

'36. — Ex-Governor Garcelou celebrated 
his eighty-first birthday, May 6th. The 
doctor is still very hearty and hale and attends to 
his practice much better than many a younger man. 

'50.— Senator Prye will be the chief speaker at 
the dedication of the new auditorium at East North- 
field, Mass., July 4th. This is the building in which 
the Moody conferences for the summer will be held. 

'50.— Gen. 0. 0. Howard will act as orator at the 
North Yarmouth Academy, June 26, 1894. Gen. 
Howard graduated from there in 1846. This Com- 
mencement will commemorate the eightieth anni- 
versary of the school. 

'53.— An elegantly bound copy of Rev. Dr. Jenks's 
Eulogy on Hon. James Bowdoin, has beeu pre- 
sented to the library by John L. Crosby of the class 
of '53. 

'54.— Senator W. D. Washburn, of Minnesota, is 
one of those whose term in the U. S. Senate expires 
this year. 

'60. — Thomas B. Reed spoke at the banquet of 
the Americus Club of Pittsburg, Penn., April 27 
1894. 

'60.— The Grand Commandery of the Knights 
Templar for Maine met May 3d, at Portland. 
Horace H. Burbauk, of Saco, was the presiding 
officer. Mr. Burbank is one of the lawyers for the 
defense in the celebrated Rumery will case being 
tried at Cambridge, Mass. 

'61.— Hon. F. M. Ray will be the poet at the 
Commencement exercises of the North Yarmouth 
Academy, June 26th. 

'61.— Edward Stanwood, editor of the YouWs 
Companion, has' contributed to the Eleventh Census 
an article on the "Cotton Manufacturing Industry." 

74. — Samuel V. Cole will deliver the poem at 
the sixty-second annual convention of the Alpha 
Delta Phi Fraternity, held in Cleveland, Ohio, May 
16th and 17th. 

'74. — The Lewiston Journal of April 28, 1894, in 
one of its series of articles on prominent Maine men, 



contained a sketch of Mr. Charles F. Kimball, Bow- 
doin, '74, and of his father, Hon. Charles P. Kimball. 
Mr. Charles F. Kimball was born in Portland, 
Maine, July 31, 1854. He graduated from Portland 
High School in 1870. After leaving college, he 
studied law for a number of years with Hon. W. L. 
Putnam, aud through the influence of Hon. Sunset 
Cox, he became a student in the great law firm of 
Vanderpoel, Green, and Cummin. Finally he left 
the law to become a partner in his father's carriage 
business, in Chicago, 111., which is one of the largest 
and most prosperous carriage manufactories in the 
world. The manufactory, situated on Michigan 
Avenue, a few blocks south of the Auditorium, is 
one of the largest and most noticeable buildings 
among the hundreds of maguificent buildings in 
Chicago. Mr. Charles F. Kimball is regarded, in 
Chicago, as one of the most competent, energetic, 
and reliable business young men in the city. 

76.— 0. C. Evans, of Cape Elizabeth, Me., has 
been chosen superintendent of the Belfast city 
schools at a salary of $1,000 a year. For the past 
three years he has been superintendent of schools 
at Cape Elizabeth. 

78. — Steam yacht Nectar, owned and sailed by 
H. C. Baxter, of Brunswick, made the inside run 
from Norfolk, Va., to Jacksonville, Fla., in a little 
less than six days, anchoring or making some port 
every night. Her run from Charleston to Bruns- 
wick, Ga., broke the record, the time being a little 
short of 21 running hours. Mr. Baxter returned 
from his Southern trip May 6th. 

'89. — At the residence of Hon. William G. Davis, 
on Pearl Street, Portland, May 9th, his daughter, 
Miss Edith Davis, was united in marriage to Mr. 
George Taylor Files, the popular and genial in- 
structor in German at Bowdoin College, son of Mr. 
A. H. Files, principal of the North School in this 
city. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. B. 
Spiers of the New Jerusalem Church. The wedding 
was very pretty but quiet, only the families of the 
bride and groom being present. Mr. and Mrs. 
Files have the kindest wishes of many Portland 
friends as well as those of a host of Mr. Files's 
Bowdoin friends. 

'89. — Erastus T. Manson, of Bowdoin '89, is the 
editor of a bright Sunday paper, the Spectator, in 
Duluth, Minn. 

'90.— Edgar F. Conant, of Lewiston, Me., was 
one of the graduates from the Medical Department 
of Columbia College, May 3d, and received a prize 
for the best essay. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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'92.— Principal Hull, of Fryeburg Academy, read 
a paper at the teachers' meeting held recently in 
South Paris. 

'93.— The trustees of Dartmouth College, at a 
meeting held there May 5th, elected Elmer Howard 
Carleton medical-physical instructor for next year. 
Mr. Carleton was graduated from Bowdoin in the 
class of '93, and has devoted much attention to Dr. 
Sargent's methods of physical culture and played 
full-back last year on Dartmouth's champion foot- 
ball team, and also full-back on the Bowdoin team, 
fall of '92. He was captain of the foot-ball team 
here his Senior year. 

'93. — Wilder, who has been taking a special 
course in electricity at Maine State College since 
graduating from Bowdoin last year, has left there. 
He intends to go to Germany this fall to pursue 
further his electrical studies. 




A Freshman once to Hades went, 
Some things he wished to learn ; 
But back to earth lie soon was sent, 
He was too green to burn. 

The subscription for the Phillips Brooks House 
at Harvard is rapidly nearing the hundred thousand 
mark. The house will be a great undergraduate 
club, where students and professors may meet on a 
common level. 

Every northern state west of the Alleghanies 
has a State University. The University of Michi- 
gan has the largest attendance of any of the State 
Universities and is a part of the public school 
system of the state. — Ex. 

Colorado College has a new library building, 
which is said to be the first building erected alone 
for that purpose in the state. Cost, $45,000. 

Five trustees of Columbia have given enough 
money to pay all the expenses of hiring the gymna- 
sium belonging to the Manhattan Athletic Club. 
The donors have withheld their names. 



Of the three thousand students enrolled at the 
University of Berlin eight hundred are Americans. 

At a recent meeting of the Dartmouth Faculty 
it was voted to make all the studies of the Senior 
year elective. 

" They tell how fast the arrow sped 
When William shot the apple; 
But who can calculate the speed 
Of him who's late at chapel ?" — Ex. 

The most noted intercollegiate debates this year 
are those between the University of Pennsylvania 
and Cornell, Harvard and Yale, Princeton and Yale, 
and Harvard and Princeton. In these and other 
institutions where public joint debates are con- 
ducted, hundreds of students compete for the 
honor of representing their institutions, and the 
most lively interest is manifested by all concerned. 
In college circles, oratorical contests are the order of 
the day. They are not confined to separate insti- 
tutions, nor to intercollegiate meetings, but often 
extend to contests between states. Often medals 
are offered as inducements. Where are our con- 
tests? Have we any such talents to cultivate?— Ex. 




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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIV., No. 3.— May 30, 1894. 

Editorial Notes, 33 

The Psi Upsilon Convention, 35 

Alpha Delta Phi Convention, 37 

The J. E. DeWitt Collection of Etchings and 

Engravings, including Mezzotints, 37 

Bowdoin Verse : 

Time Not a Factor 38 

A Fin de Siecle Simile, 38 

A Sonnet, 38 

Collegii Tabula, 39 

Athletics, 41 

Y. M. C A., 45 

Personal, 46 

College "World, , , . 47 




Iii the last two volumes but little was 
said about the finances of the Okient. Our 
voice was not choked by the abundance of 
money received, but absolute weariness of 
the subject kept us silent. If our creditors 
would adopt the same policy, we would be 
content to let the matter rest for a greater 
period. But we do not feel able longer to 
occupy the position of a dead wall, as the 
molecules in our make-up are beginning to 
be shaken apart by the one-sided buffeting, 
and we are forced to let some of the sound 
pass through and be heard on the other 
side. The friends of the Okient are by this 
time aware of the fact that the country has 
been having some pretty hard times. The 
news reached our sanctum some time before 
it was officially announced by the great 
dailies. We saw no way iii which we could 
help matters, except do what we could and 
whistle for better times. We are still doing 
the former, but our whistle is about worn 
out. Everybody knows that it is a paper 
like this which first feels the effects of a tight 
money market. It has been almost impossible 
to get advertisements, for business men have 
cut down their expenses to the least possible 
limit. As a result our receipts in that direc- 
tion have fallen far below the average. Only 
one avenue remains through which our funds 
come, and that is the subscription depart- 



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inent. Although but few of the old sub- 
scribers have dropped from the lists, it has 
been a hard task to collect the bills. For 
example, we have spent about fifteen dollars 
in postage on " duns," and have received less 
than one hundred and fifty favorable replies. 
In college, collecting is still worse. A man 
will cheerfully pay five dollars for athletics, 
as every one who is able ought, but ask him 
how about that Orient subscription which 
has not been paid for the last two or three 
volumes, and the "I haven't a cent now; 
I'll pay you some other time," is the inevit- 
able. Such men have the idea that it must 
be great sport to run a paper, and that every 
editor is eager to put in his time and foot the 
bills at the end of the year for the privilege. 
There also has been a great falling off in sub- 
scriptions from the incoming classes. Every 
student ought to make the Orient one of 
the necessary college expenses, a thing to be 
supported just as much as foot-ball and base- 
ball. We do not write this article because 
we delight in nagging everybod}', but we 
think we have just cause to complaiu. The 
position of business manager is no pleasant 
task, neither are those making up the edito- 
rial board, a lot of " bloated bondholders," 
who are getting rich out of their work. If 
you are not a subscriber you ought to become 
one at once. If you are back in your dues, 
you can help us out by paying them. We 
have to depend upon you for the money to 
pay our bills. 



be a great disappointment to our men, who 
have been looking forward to the trip the 
whole season. 



TpiTE tennis tournament arranged with Am- 
■*■ herst and Tufts has been given up. Now 
it is doubtful if we meet any of the colleges 
outside the state this year. Our management 
has been very desirous to secure dates with 
these Massachusetts colleges, but have met 
with but half-hearted response. Tufts abso- 
lutely refused us the use of her courts to 
play Amherst the 19th, and Amherst is 
unwilling to meet any part of the expense 
of our team to their home ground. This will 



TITHE next issue of the Orient will appear 
*■ June 20th, one week later than usual. 
This delay is caused by the late date of Ivy 
Day this year. 



WE print in this number a circular by 
Prof. Johnson concerning the DeWitt 
collection of etchings and engravings. It 
would be of great advantage to the college 
to have this collection for the Walker Art 
Building, for at present we have nothing of 
this kind. Mrs. DeWitt has made us a very 
generous offer, and it is an opportunity too 
rare to let pass without making a great effort. 
The Misses Walker have been unsparing of 
time and money in the erection and furnish- 
ing of the building, and this would be one of 
the best ways of showing our appreciation of 
their kindness. If any graduate or class 
wishes to leave at the college this centennial 
year a testimony of their love and gratitude 
to their Alma Mater, they can find no better 
or more useful gift than this valuable col- 
lection. 



MISS VIRGINIA DOX, of the Edu- 
cational Mission, visited the college 
recently and made several additions to her 
very interesting collection in the Art Build- 
ing. The pieces of Toltec pottery taken by 
her own hand from the buried city of San 
Mateo, New Mexico, are especially valuable 
because known to be genuine. It is to be 
regretted that the collection cannot be given 
greater space. The large Navajo blanket 
should be spread out where its beautiful 
workmanship can be better seen, and many 
other pieces would show to better advantage, 
if less crowded. Miss Dox has taken a great 
interest in the college. The Orient wishes 
for her the best of success in her work, which 
is so closely connected with our own. 



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The Psi Upsilon Convention. 

TITHE sixty-iirst annual convention of the 
A Psi Upsilon Fraternity was held this 
year with the Kappa Chapter of this college, 
on the 16th, 17th, and 18th of May. Three 
previous Psi Upsilon conventions have been 
held at Bowdoin— in 1852, 1863, and 1875. 
Delegates began to arrive the day before the 
convention, but the real opening took place 
on the evening of Wednesday, the 16th, with 
a very pleasant informal reception in the 
chapter hall of the Bowdoin Chapter. Almost 
all the delegates had arrived in time for this, 
and many alumni were also present. The 
order of proceedings was as follows : 

Wednesday, May 16 — 8 p.m., informal recep- 
tion to delegates and alumni in hall of the Kappa 
Chapter. 

Thursday, May 17 — 9.30 a.m., private business 
session in court room; 11.45 a.m., convention pho- 
tograph taken on Art Building steps; 1.00 p.m., 
private business session in court room; 3.00 p.m., 
public library exercises in Memorial Hall; 7.00 p.m., 
reception and dance iu Memorial Hall. 

Friday, May 18—9.00 a.m., private business 
session iu Court Room; 11.30 a.m., departure for 
Boston ; 8.00 p.m., dinner at the Veudome. 

Many Psi Upsilon men arrived on the 
midnight train, so that next morning every 
chapter, except that at Kenyon, was repre- 
sented, and, considering the geographical 
position of Bowdoin, the convention was by 
no means a small one. About eighty men 
were taken in the picture of Thursday 
morning. 

At 3 p.m. Memorial Hall was very well 
filled for the literary exercises. Rev. Jona- 
than Edwards Adams, '53, of Bangor, opened 
in a very beautiful prayer. He was followed 
by Hon. William Dummer Northern!, '43, of 
Salem, the only surviving founder of the 
Kappa Chapter, who made a graceful open- 
ing address, speaking of the strength, growth, 
and worth of the Psi Upsilon. Hon. Joseph 
W. Symonds's oration was marked by those 
same qualities of scholarly culture, refined 



taste, and pure English style of which he is 
so completely master. The principal subject 
of his oration was the relation of liberty to 
law, and he held the deep attention of the 
audience throughout. It was one of the most 
scholarly and truly eloquent addresses ever 
delivered in Brunswick, which has heard so 
very many. Applause was frequent through- 
out and, at the completion of the oration, 
lasted for some moments. Rev. Edward A. 
Rand, '57, of Watertown, Mass., the author 
of so many well-known books, the poet of 
the occasion, was warmly welcomed. His 
poem, under the title of " Winds Across the 
Sea," was extremely spirited and delightful, 
and was received with marked attention and 
applause. His manner was graceful and his 
delivery animated and charming. He paid a 
well-turned tribute of praise to Longfellow 
and Hawthorne, and mother Bowdoin seated 
beneath the whispering pines. The poem 
was lighted up by many little clashes of true 
wit, which caught the audience at once. Mr. 
Rand's poem was the last thing on the pro- 
gramme, which was relieved by music by 
Gilbert's orchestra of Portland. The hall 
was very beautifully and tastefully decorated 
with flowers and potted plants. 

The reception and dance was held at the 
early hour of seven, in order that people 
from out of town might leave on the midnight 
trains. It was one of the prettiest and most 
enjoyable dances ever given in Brunswick. 
The following was the order : 

1 . Waltz. Toreador. 

2. Polka. Flocking Birds. 

3. Schottische. Darkies' Pastime. 

4. Waltz. Isle of Champagne. 

5. Two-Step. Paul Jones. 

6. Waltz. Espaiia. 

INTERMISSION. 

7. Waltz. Reign of Venus. 

8. Two-Step. Salute to Boston. 

9. Schottische. Little Cushie. 

10. Waltz. Nick of the Woods. 

11. Two-Step. High School Cadets. 

12. Waltz- Sweet Smiles. 



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Gilbert furnished the music in his usual 
good style. The hall was decorated as 
before. The two rooms on right and left of 
the stage were tastefully fitted up and 
furnished. Chairs for the patronesses were 
placed on the left of the hall. The follow- 
ing ladies received: Mrs. William DeWitt 
Hyde, Mrs. Leslie A. Lee, Mrs. Alfred 
Mitchell, Mrs. Franklin C. Robinson, Mrs. 
William Addison Houghton, Mrs. Henry 
Johnson. Murray, of Waterville, made, as 
always, a very satisfactory caterer. The 
dance was attended by many Brunswick 
people. The following were among those 
present from out of town: Dr. and Mrs. 
S. H. Weeks and Miss Weeks, Mrs. William 
L. Putnam, Miss Cram, Miss Edith Anderson, 
Miss Fletcher, Miss Julia Noyes, Miss Ver- 
rill, Miss Twitchell, Miss Weston, Miss 
Davis, Miss Anna Knight, and Miss McDow- 
ell, of Portland; Mrs. Octavia Thompson, 
Mrs. G. E. R. Patten, Miss Ethel Hyde, Miss 
Blanche Sewall, Miss Johnson, Miss Gibbons, 
Miss Weeks, Miss Moses, Miss Higgins, Miss 
Katherine Patten, and the Misses Worth of 
Bath ; Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Walker of Thom- 
aston, and Misses Gay and Fogler of Rock- 
land. 

After a business session on Friday morn- 
ing the delegates left town on the train for 
Boston, where a most successful dinner was 
held at the Vendome in the evening. W. E. 
Spear, Esq., Bowdoin, '70, of Boston, served 
as toast-master, and the other speakers were 
ex-Governor Alexander H. Rice, Union, '44; 
L. M. Child, Yale, '55; Hon. M. F. Dickin- 
son, Jr., Amherst, '62; Frank A. Hill, Bow- 
doin, '62; Dr. G. H. Fox, Rochester, '67, 
president of the Psi Upsilon Club of New 
York; R. L. Bridgeman, Amherst, '71; G. R. 
Swasey, Bowdoin, '75; Oliver Crocker Ste- 
vens, Bowdoin, '76; ex-Speaker W. E. Bar- 
rett, Dartmouth, '80, and J. W. Saxe, Wes- 
leyan, '85. The dinner, which was kept up 



until early Saturday morning, completed the 
convention. 

The following is a partial list of delegates 
and men from other colleges who were in 
attendance in Brunswick : 

Union— G. H. Miller, O. C. Richards. 

New York University— P. C. Pentz. 

Yale — Theodore Eaton, Leroy Denison, W. H. 
Hone. 

Brown — G. R. Hacard. 

Amherst— F. A. Plitchtner, R. Bridgman, H. R. 
Brigeman. 

Dartmouth— F. D. Field, J. H. Bishop, J. E. 
Wadsworth, W. H. Merrill. 

Columbia— G. W. Carryl, Paul Armitage. 

Hamilton— H. R. Bates, D. F. Pickard. 

Wesleyan— F. W. Frost, V. J. Smith, B. J. 
Lynch, W. B. Dukeshire. 

Rochester — C. E. Morse, H. B. Gross. 

Syracuse — H. H. Reynolds. 

University of Michigan— W. H. Morley, A. P. 
Jacobs. 

Cornell— G. S. Curtis. 

Trinity— R. L. Paddock, W. H. McCook. 

University of Pennsylvania — I. A. Spaeth, H. 
B. Coulston. 

University of Minnesota — A. E. May. 

Lehigh— W. J. Hiss, Jr. 

The following were among the Bowdoin 
men present: Hon. William Dummer North- 
end, '43 ; Lewis Pierce, '52 ; Rev. J. E. Adams, 
'53 ; Rev. Edward A. Rand, '57 ; Hon. Joseph 
W. Symonds, '60; Frank A. Hill, '62; 
Thomas M. Giveen, '63; Hon. Joseph E. 
Moore, '65; William E. Spear, 70; E. Dud- 
ley Freeman, '74; William Henry Moulton, 
'74; George R. Swasey, '75; Oliver Crocker 
Stevens, '76; Barrett Potter, '78; D. C. 
Clark, '84; E. W. Freeman, '85; John R. 
Gould, '85; Richard W. Goding, '88 ; G. T. 
Files, '89; Mervyn Ap Rice, '89; Percy W. 
Brooks, '90; Charles L. Hutchinson, '90; 
R. H. Hunt, '91; John F. Kelly, '91; Ernest 
B. Young, '92; Roland W. Mann, '92; G. M. 
Machan, '93; George Wood MacArthur, '93; 
Augustus A. Hussey, '93; and Clarence W. 
Peabody, '93. 



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Alpha Delta Phi Convention. 
TITHE Sixty-second Annual Convention of 
J- the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity was 
held in Cleveland, Ohio, May 16th and 17th, 
with the Hudson Chapter. 

The first business session was on Wednes- 
day morning in the Masonic Temple. In 
the afternoon a coaching party through beau- 
tiful Euclid Avenue and Wade Park out to 
the County Club, the swell organization of 
the city, was tendered the visiting delegates. 
Here luncheon was served and a convention 
picture taken. The return drive was then 
made, following the shore of Lake Erie back 
to the Stillman, the convention headquarters. 

At 7.30 p.m. the public exercises in Asso- 
ciation Hall occurred. Hamilton W. Mabie, 
Williams, '67, delivered an oration on " Soci- 
ety and Literature in America." The poem, 
entitled "Ad Astra," was delivered by 
Samuel V. Cole, Bowdoin, '74. Both ora- 
tion and poem were highly interesting and 
held the attention of the audience very 
closely for two hours. In addition, the 
Detroit Philharmonic Club rendered several 
very pleasing selections, and the exercises 
terminated with the singing of the fraternity 
song, " Ji'aTps." Immediately after the exer- 
cises a reception and hop were given to the 
delegates at the Stillman by the Cleveland 
Graduate Association. 

Thursday morning and afternoon the 
business of the fraternity occupied the 
attention of the delegates. Five applica- 
tions for charters were received, but none of 
them were acted upon. A telegram of con- 
gratulation was sent to the Psi Upsilon in 
convention at Bowdoin. Besides this, there 
was much of importance transacted. 

In the evening the customary banquet 
was held, at which a large number of grad- 
uates from Cleveland and vicinity were 
present. H. P. Eells, Hamilton, '76, one of 
the descendants of the founder of the frater- 
nity, presided very gracefully as toast-master. 



Others present and who spoke were D. P. 
Eells, H. A. Garfield, William E. Cushing, 
E. P. Williams, G. M. Roe, and S. V. Cole. 
The Bowdoin Chapter was represented 
by Fred J. Libby, '94, and Joseph B. Rob- 
erts, '95. 



The J. E. DeWitt Collection of 

Etchings and Engravings, 

Including Mezzotints. 

rIS collection, consisting of about seven 
hundred choice original specimens of 
art in the respective classes and supplemented 
by a set of the Amand-Durand reproduc- 
tions (450) after Diirer, Rembrandt, and 
other masters, represents the labor of an 
ardent connoisseur for the period of twenty- 
seven years, 1866-1893, and an expenditure 
of at least $22,000, for which vouchers exist. 
The late John E. DeWitt, Esq., of Portland, 
widely known as possessing uncommon 
business ability, devoted constant care to 
procuring works of art of a high grade only. 
Good specimens acquired by him in his 
early days of collecting were replaced later 
by those which were choice, as such came 
upon the market. He had for many years 
standing orders with English and Continental 
dealers who assisted him in securing rarities 
at the disposal of various famous collections. 
A careful examination has revealed but one 
instance in which he was deceived by a 
fraudulent print. 

As Mr. De Witt's collection is well known, 
various offers of negotiation for its purchase 
have been received from collectors and 
dealers in New York, Chicago, and elsewhere. 
It has occurred to several friends of art and 
of Bowdoin College that, aside from the loss 
involved in the sale and consequent scatter- 
ing of this symmetrical and comprehensive 
result of the labor of years, the educational 
value of these works is so great as to render 
them specially desirable for the perpetual 
use of the college. It has become, happily, 



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needless to define the use of objects of the 
best art in enhancing the value of life. The 
Walker Art Building and its contents are 
certain to exert an immeasurable influence 
on Bowdoin students of the future. The 
DeWitt collection has been brought together 
in Maine and should remain a permanent 
addition to the intellectual and artistic 
resources of the state. If Bowdoin should 
have the collection confided to its trust, a 
noteworthy extension of its means of useful- 
ness would be made, and the prints would 
be absolutely protected from destruction by 
fire in the Walker Art Building, which' 
furnishes perfect facilities for their proper 
care and display. 

The college possesses no collection of 
etchings or engravings, yet these are pecul- 
iarly adapted to awaken the interest of 
beginners in the study of art, and to lead to 
appreciation of other forms. The Bowdoin 
paintings and drawings represent many great 
names, from Titian to Corot. It is not too 
much to say that the DeWitt collection is 
worthy of such companionship. 

The above works have been valued con- 
servatively at $15,000. Of this amount 
Mrs. DeWitt and her family will contribute 
$2,500, if the collection goes to Bowdoin 
College, leaving |12,500 to be raised. With- 
out assuming any responsibility, Professor 
Henry Johnson, the curator of the college 
art collections, has examined the entire 
collection with some care and obtained the 
refusal of it till July 1, 1894, on the above 
terms. A full, descriptive, type-written cat- 
alogue has been made, which, with any infor- 
mation in his power, Mr. Johnson would 
gladly submit to any one interested. 

The college earnestly desires that the 
present rare opportunity may be improved, 
and makes the above statement in the hope 
that some friend or friends of education and 
art in Maine will secure to the college this 
valuable collection. 



Your co-operation is respectfully solicited. 
Contributions may be sent to the Hon. S. J. 
Young, Treasurer of Bowdoin College, Bruns- 
wick, Maine. Unless otherwise specified, 
subscriptions will be due upon notification that 
the total sum required has been subscribed. 
Kindly address any communications in regard 
to the matter to Professor Henry Johnson, 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. 



Bowdoir? ^ep§e. 

Time Not a Factor. 

With rare contempt, with godlike scorn 
And unreserved disdain, 
The Junior speaks of " Freshman year " 
As if it caused him pain. 

Deluded youth ! doth he forget 
That age may spoil the " man," 
But that his "freshness" will remain 
In spite of Time's short span ? 



A Fin de Siecle Simile. 

My Mary she's the dearest queen ! 
Not like those gay, coquettish things 
Whose glances bright, as candle light 
Draws moths, draws men to singe their wings ! 

My Mary's glance is mine alone ; 
'Tis brighter than the candle bright ! 
Men go unsinged ; in love for me 
'Tis cased— an incandescent light. 



A Sonnet. 

I sit within my college room at night, 

The lamp upon the table burning dim, 

The walls grown dusky with the dying glim, 

My book unstudied in the flickering light. 

Above, the rain-drops' roof- patter's constant spite ; 

Without, the rain sighs round the eaves-beam's rim ; 

The roof is scratched by swaying elm tree's limb ; 

The night hour stamps the spirit with its might. 

The thoughts of other days at Arthur's court, 

Of gallant knights and noble ladies fair, 

And boys of hope and maidens debonnair, 

Of Merlin's magic moving ill report. 

The lamp burns low and flickers and goes out ; 

The rain drops fall ; the night winds moan about. 



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Rhines, Sewall, Shute, and 
Thompson have been selected 
for the Freshman crew. Their shell 
has been repaired and put in good 
trim, and the men are doing faithful 
practice. 

The lawn-mower has been busy lately. 
Parker, '97, has left for a summer's canvassing. 
May, '93, witnessed Bowdoin's victory over Colby. 
Our tennis players go to Portland next Wednes- 
day. 

The Sophomores are now reciting German in 
one division. 

Entertainments in Town Hall have been numer- 
ous the past week. 

The bills for Scribner's circus have been posted. 
Everybody is going. 

Bates, '96, has been visiting friends in New 
Haven the past week. 

Asign, "closed," has decorated the main entrance 
of the Art Building lately. 

The Juniors are practicing marching four times 
a week under Marshal French. 

The Electric Light Company has been stringing 
new wires round the campus lately. 

All the classes were favored with adjourns the 
afternoon of the * T convention day. 

The grand stand has been treated to a coat of 
filling, and stands ready for painting. 

The Sophomore botanists were the lucky recip- 
ients of an adjourn or two last week. 

Various portions of the dam that gave way up- 
river, have been going over the falls lately. 

The South Appleton Improvement Company 
has been operating with good results lately. 

Professor and Mrs. Houghton have filled two new 
cases of Japanese curios in the Art Building. 

W. W. Thomas, '94, and Stetson, '95, were in 
Worcester at the recent intercollegiate games. 

Dana, Haskell, Minot, and Soule, all of '96, were 
in Waterville the day of the game with Colby. 



The dedication of the Art Building, a week from 

to-day, will bring many strangers upon the campus. 

Have you tried to walk over the railroad bridge 

lately f They say it's rather hard on a short-legged 

man. 

Professor MacDonald has been in East Machias 
lately fulfilling his duties as examiner of Washington 
Academy. 

The campus flower garden is being set out. 
The pansies are already blooming beside Massachu- 
setts Hall. 

Rev. Mr. Dike, of Bath, who has always taken a 
great interest in the college, was on the campus 
last week. 

Professor Moody is initiating quite a number of 
Freshmen into the mysteries of surveying and 
mensuration. 

The Brunswick High School defeated the Auburn 
High School, last Wednesday, on the Delta. The 
score was 18 to 0. 

S. J. Young, treasurer of the college, and his 
wife and daughter returned from an extended tour 
in Europe last week. 

The Humpty-Dumpty street parade was fetch- 
ing. The entertainment in the eveuing was largely 
patronized by students. 

Wednesday, Memorial Day, being a holiday, 
there were no recitations. Several students went 
out of town to celebrate. 

President Hyde made a short trip to Aroostook 
recently, preaching before the graduating class of 
the Caribou High School. 

Everybody is laying plans for the summer vaca- 
tion. The summer hotel and the subscription book 
will claim their usual number. 

Half a dozen or more of the college boys walked 
down to Gurnet's one day last week and enjoyed 
one of his famous sea-shore dinners. 

'Ninety-six's crew is fast getting into condition. 
The men are all showing up finely in their positions 
and will worthily represent their class. 

The Freshmen are reading extra Latin instead 
of the usual essay. Parts of Cicero's Senectute and 
Amicitia are the required outside work. 

The college indulged in a jubilee the evening of 
Bowdoin's victory over Dartmouth, with as big a 
bonfire as has illuminated the campus for many a 
year. 

The Juniors who are taking mineralogy have 
made several collecting trips, in the past two 



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weeks, to the feldspar quarry in Topsham, and to 
innumerable places. 

Miss Virginia Dox, through whose liberality the 
college has received a valuable collection of Indian 
and Mexican relics, spoke in the Congregational 
church Sunday, the 20th. 

The young ladies of the Class of 1894, Bath 
High School, gave an entertainment in Town Hall 
last week. As the Bath Independent prophesied, 
"The college boys were there." 

Professor Chapman talked very interestingly in 
the chapel a week ago Sunday. His theme, "The 
devil attacks a man upon his highest level," was 
somewhat novel, but nevertheless apt. 

The upper halls of the Science Building are 
beauties. The ceiling is sheathed with oiled hard 
wood, and this, with the naked rafters and the dull 
red of the walls, gives a very handsome effect. 

The last themes of the term are due to-day, 
May 31st. The subjects are as follows : Are Denom- 
inations a Hindrance to the Protestant Religion ? 
A Short Story of College Life. Mr. Ward's "Marcella." 

The students turned out in force at the second 
Bates game, and with their dismantled organ kept 
up a howling noise. Bates had a good delegation 
present and one that was not averse to making a 
noise. 

Professor Little reports that rooms for Com- 
mencement are very scarce. Many of the students 
have been unsuccessful in their search so far, and 
are planning to care for their friends in Lewiston 
and Portland. 

Professors Lee and Hinckley and Ross, '94, spent 
a pleasant day or two on the coast down by Great 
Island last week. They were in search of Indian 
curios among the clam heaps, and found some very 
valuable relics. 

One of our Junior ease-laden students, went 
fishing with a Freshman the other day. The Fresh- 
man brought home two trout about as long as your 
finger, but the Junior— his efforts kept him in his 
room two days. 

Booker and his assistants have been putting in 
some good work trimming the trees on the campus. 
Several trees that were already dead or were dying 
have been cut down. The campus is undergoing a 
real improvement this spring. 

At a recent class meeting, '96 received through 
Rob Soule, a kind invitation from Hon. E. B. Mallet, 
of Freeport, asking the class to be his guests for. a 



day's yachting in Casco Bay. The invitation was 
promptly accepted and the class is preparing for a 
most delightful time. 

Contractors who were in Brunswick last week, 
preparatory to making bids on sewers, included 
E. R. Cheney, 0. A. Trumbull, Luciau A. Taylor, 
George F. Greenlaw, J. J. Cronin, and James D. 
Fallom, of Boston, and A. W. Bryne, of Medford. 
They say that the chief difficulty to be encountered 
will be the quicksands and water that underlies the 
town. The sewer will enter the river at least a 
mile below the town. 

Last Thursday morning, in chapel, President 
Hyde gave notice of a proposed change in the 
articles of agreement, and, in accordance with the 
old agreement, the new articles will be voted upon 
this week. President Hyde said that only one 
change had been made, but that the old document 
of nine or ten pages had been condensed to three 
or four, with a gain in clearness and explicitness. 
The following is the article which has been altered : 

ARTICLE VII. 

JURISDICTION. 

The Jury shall have absolute and final jurisdiction over 
all cases of public disorder and all offenses committed by- 
students against each other. 

The Faculty shall have jurisdiction over conduct dur- 
ing college exercises, conduct toward college officers, 
damage to college buildings, and all matters of personal 
morality which affect primarily the character and reputa- 
tion of individual students. 

Questions of disputed jurisdiction shall be referred to 
a committee of three Alumni, of whom the Faculty shall 
choose one, the Jury shall choose one, and the two thus 
chosen shall choose the third. 

Two of the four pictures that are to fill the 
tympana under the big dome of the Art Building 
are in position and are receiving the finishing 
touches at the bauds of their painters. The one on 
the left, as you enter from the loggia, was painted 
by Abbott Thayer and is a very impressive creation 
in somewhat sober colors. The city of Florence, 
most beautifully reflected in the water of the Arno, 
is shown in the background, while in the foreground 
stands an angel figure with outspread wings. 
Nestled in its drapery are two children, the one 
holding a palette, while before the other lies a 
mallet. On the right and left are the kneeling 
figures of a man and woman, with hands outstretched 
toward the central figure. Directly opposite, over 
the entrance to the Bowdoin Gallery, is Kenyon 
Cox's painting. This is symbolic of the artistic 
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and other famous buildings forming the background. 
In the foreground are three figures; in the center, 
a woman enthroned ; on the right, the reclining 
figure of a woman; on the left, reclining Mercury. 
The other two paintings, it is hoped, will be in 
position by Commencement. 



/?tf?Jejies. 

BASE-BALL. 

Bowdoin, 8; Dartmouth, 7. 
The ball team played Dartmouth at Hanover on 
the afternoon of May 15th, and by bunching their 
hits in the seventh inning won the game. Neither 
side scored until the fifth inning. Plaisted pitched 
a great game and had fine control at critical times. 
The individual work of both teams was excellent. 
The score: 

BOWDOIN. 

A.B. B.H. P.O. A. E. 

Fairbanks, 3b., 5 1 4 

Hull, l.f., 4 2 1 2 

Williams, r.f., 3 1 1 

Plaisted, p., 4 1 

Chapman, c.f 4 2 4 1 

Sykes, 2b., 4 1 5 1 1 

Bodge, lb., 4 1 7 1 

Leighton, s.s 4 1 1 

Haines, c 4 7 1 

Totals 31 7 27 8 5 

DARTMOUTH. 

A.B. B.H. P.O. A. E. 

McCornack, s.s 5 2 2 

Folsom, 3b„ 5 2 2 

Huff, lb 4 1 11 1 

Dinsmore, p 5 2 1 6 

Abbot, c, 5 2 10 2 

Dodge, l.f., 4 1 1 

Adams, r.f. 4 1 

Smalley, c.f., 3 1 

Smart, 2b., 3 1 1 3 

Totals, 38 11 27 12 3 

Innings, 123456789 

Bowdoin, 00000053 0—8 

Dartmouth 00004021 0—7 

Runs— Plaisted 2, Chapman 2, Sykes 2, Williams, Dodge, 
Folsom 2, Smalley 2, McCornack, Huff, Dinsmore. Earned 
runs— Bowdoin 3, Dartmouth 2. Home run— Sykes. 
Three-base hit — Williams. Two-base hits— Bodge, Dins- 
more, Huff. Stolen bases — Folsom, Dinsmore, Abbot 2, 
Dodge, Adams, Smalley 3. First base on balls— by Plais- 
ted, Huff, Smalley; by Dinsmore, Williams. Passed ball — 
Haines. Wild pitch — Dinsmore. Struck out — by Plaisted, 
McCornack, Dodge 2, Adams, Smalley 2; by Dinsmore, 



Fairbanks 3, Hull, Williams, Haines 4, Leighton. Double 
plays— Fairbanks, Sykes. Umpire— Claggett. Time— 2h. 

Dartmouth, 14; Bowdoin, 1. 
The second Dartmouth-Bowdoin game, played 
on May 16th, was very one-sided and uninteresting. 
The home team did some great batting and this, 
coupled with Bowdoin's disastrous errors, enabled 
them to send fourteen men across the plate. Will- 
iams was wild at times, and the team did not give 
him very good support. Tabor pitched a strong 
game for Dartmouth; Bowdoin batted hard as 
usual, but the sharp fielding of the home team _ 
made the number of hits a nominal one. Dins- 
more's hitting was the feature of the game; Sykes, 
Fairbanks, and Chapman did the best work for 
Bowdoin. The score : 

DARTMOUTH. 

A.B. B.H. P.O. A. K. 

McCornack, s.s 3 2 1 

Folsom, 3b 3 1 1 3 

Huff, lb., 4 1 9 

Dinsmore, c.f., 4 2 1 

Abbot, c 3 1 8 

Dodge, l.f., 5 1 5 

Adams, r.f., 3 2 1 

Tabor, p 4 1 

Smart, 2b., 5 1 2 3 

Smalley, c.f 1 



Totals, 



34 7 27 11 2 



BOWDOIN. 



Fairbanks, 3b., . . . . 

Hull, l.f 4 

Williams, p 3 

Chapman, c.f 3 

Sykes, 2b., 4 

Bodge, lb., . . 4 

Leighton, s.s 3 

Anderson, r.f., 4 

Haines, c, 4 



Totals 33 



A.B. B.H. P.O. 



GOO 



24 10 



Innings, 123456789 

Dartmouth, 50414000 0—14 

Bowdoin 001000000—1 

Runs made— by McCornack 2, Folsom 2, Huff, Dins- 
more 3, Abbot, Dodge, Adams 2, Tabor, Smart, Williams. 
Earned runs — Dartmouth 2, Bowdoin. Two-base hit — 
Sykes. Three-base hits — Dinsmore, Smart. Home run — 
Dinsmore. Stolen bases — McCornack 3, Folsom 2, Abbot, 
Dodge 2, Adams 2, Tabor, Fairbanks, Chapman. Base on 
balls — by Williams, McCornack 2, Folsom, Abbot, Smal- 
ley, Adams 2, Tabor; by Tabor, Chapman. Struck out — 
by Tabor, Hull 4, Chapman , Haines ; by Williams, Folsom, 
Abbot, Dodge, Smart. Hit by pitched ball— by Tabor, 
Leighton. Wild pitches — Williams 3. Passed balls — 
Haines 6. Time — 2h. Umpire— Claggett of Washington. 



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Bowdoin Second Nine, 11; P. A. C, 0. 
The Bowdoin second nine had no difficulty in 
defeating the Portland Athletic Club on the after- 
noon of May 16th. The game was rather uninter- 
esting. Both batteries did good work. Coburn 
pitched a good game, allowing the visitors to get 
only five hits off his delivery. Elwell, at third 
base, played the best game for Portland. Allen, 
'94, and Boyle, of Portland, were the umpires. 

The score: 

BOWDOIN. 

A.B. R. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Coburn, p 5 2 1 1 2 4 

Dame, 2b 4 2 2 2 3 3 1 

Soule, 3b., 3 1 2 5 1 1 

Willard, lb 4 1 13 

Warren, r.f., 3 1 2 

M. Warren, c.f 3 2 110 

Quimby, c 3 1 1 1 7 

Dana, s.s 4 1 1 1 4 

White, l.f 4 1 1 

Totals, 33 11 8 11 27 12 4 

ATHLETIC CLUB. 

A.B. R. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Perry, 2b., 4 1 1 5 4 1 

Merrill, c., 3 3 1 1 

Rounds, p 4 2 2 3 

Elwell, 3b 4 1 1 4 4 2 

Plummer, r.f. 4 1 1 

F. King, s.s., 4 1 

Douglass, l.f., .... 2 2 1 

Fryatt, c.f 3 

Warren, lb., 3 10 2 1 

Totals, 31 5 5 24 15 6 

Innings 123456789 

Bowdoin, 30010115 x— 11 

Athletic Club, 00000000 0—0 

Earned runs— Bowdoin 3. Two-base hit — Soule. Three- 
base hit— Soule. Stolen bases— Bowdoin 10, Athletic 
club 4. Bases on balls — by Coburn 2, by Rounds 6. Wild 
pitches — Rounds 2. Struck out — by Coburn 7, by Rounds 
3. Double play — King, Perry, and Warren. Time— 1 
hour 45 minutes. 

Bmvdoin, 26; Bates, S. 
The second Bowdoin-Bates game, postponed 
from Saturday on account of rain, came off Monday, 
May 22d. The game excited much interest in the 
town and among the students because Bowdoin 
suffered a defeat at the hands of Bates in Lewiston 
recently, and, consequently, the grand stand was 
filled, and the side lines were used for the purpose 
of doing some good chinning by the Bowdoin 
students. About sixty came down from Lewiston 
to cheer on the Bates team, but after the fifth 
inning the yells on the side of the Delta, occupied 
by the Bates contingent, grew fainter and fainter. 



Although Berryman was wild at times, he pitched 
a plucky game in spite of the fact that the support 
given him was enough to discourage any pitcher. 
Bowdoin made seven errors in the first four innings, 
some of them rank ones, too, but this did not seem 
to disconcert Plaisted in any marked degree, and 
he pitched a great game throughout. He struck 
out twelve men and the six hits made off his 
delivery were well scattered. In the fifth inning 
Bowdoin steadied down and only one more error 
was made. Sykes made a wild throw to first in the 
sixth, letting in two runs. The fun commenced in 
the sixth when Bowdoin came to the bat, for every- 
body smashed the ball, and the Bates fielders got 
rattled. The score was 6 to 5 in favor of Bates at the 
end of the fifth, but after that the game was rather 
uninteresting and one-sided. Wakefield played the 
steadiest game for Bates at first base, and Pulsifer 
and Gerrish did good work in the field. The third 
game will be played in Portland June 2d, probably, 
and will undoubtedly be an exciting one, as both 
clubs have won a game and will play ball to win. 
The score : 

BOWDOIN. 

A.B. R. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Sykes, 2b., 7 4 4 5 1 2 2 

Hull, l.f., 7 2 2 2 1 

Williams, r.f 7 23 5 3 

Chapman, c.f 4 1 2 2 1 1 

Plaisted, p 7 4 5 5 14 

Fairbanks, 3b., .... 6 5 4 5 1 2 

Anderson, lb 7 4 2 3 6 1 

Leighton, s.s 5 3 1 1 2 1 

Haines, c, 5 1 2 2 12 2 2 

Totals, 55 26 24 29 27 19 8 

BATES. 

A.B. R. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Wakefield, lb 4 1 1 1 13 

Douglass, 2b 5 2 1 2 4 2 3 

Pulsifer, 3b., 4 1 1 5 

Campbell, l.f 4 2 1 2 

Gerrish, c, 5 1 1 6 2 1 

Field, r.f., 4 

Brackett, c.f., . . . • 3 2 2 

Slattery, s.s 4 2 2 5 

Berryman, p., .... 4 2 1 1 6 2 

Totals 38 8 6 7 27 20 10 

Innings 123 35 6 789 

Bowdoin 10400667 2—26 

Bates 20220200 0—8 

Struck out — Plaisted 12, Berryman 4. Bases on balls — 
Plaisted 3, Berryman 10. Passed balls — Haines 1, Ger- 
rish 2. Three-base hit— Williams. Two-base hits— Sykes, 
Fairbanks, Anderson, Douglass. Earned runs — Bowdoin 6, 
Bates 0. Bases on balls— Sykes, Hull, Chapman 3, Fair- 
banks, Leighton 2, Haines 2, Wakefield, Pulsifer, Camp- 
bell. Umpire— Kelley of Lewiston. Time— 2 hours 20 
minutes. Attendance, about 500. 



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Bowdoin, 13 ; Colby, 7. 

There was a large attendance at the ball game 
between Colby and Bowdoin on the campus at 
Waterville. The home team made some costly 
errors but none of them threw the game away, for 
Bowdoin won the game by heavy batting. Our 
boys played far from an errorless game, but their 
errors were not costly. 

The Colby team could not seem to fathom Plais- 
ted's left-hand delivery, and the nine hits made off 
him were scattered through the nine innings. Bow- 
doin batted Whitman hard and bunched their hits. 
The game was practically won in the first inning, 
when five men crossed the plate after two hands 
were out. Whitman was somewhat discouraged by 
the hard hitting and by the shaky support the home 
team gave him throughout the whole game. 

The game commenced with Bowdoin at the bat. 
Sykes went out on a fly to left field, Hull got his 
first, stole second and got around to third, but was 
forced out at home plate. The fun commenced 
right here, everybody hitting the ball, and before 
Leighton went out five scores went down to Bow- 
doin's credit. Colby came up to the bat and ran in 
three scores. After the first inning, however, she 
failed to bunch her hits, while Bowdoin continued 
to bat Whitman all over the field. Osborne played 
the best game for Colby. Williams and Fairbanks 
did the best batting for Bowdoin. The score in 
detail : 

COLBY. 

A.B. R. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

PuriDgton, 3b 4 1 

Hoxie, 2b 4 1 1 1 2 4 1 

Coffin, c 5 2 2 2 1 

"Whitman, p 5 1 1 5 1 

Totman, c.f 5 1 2 2 1 2 

Patterson, Li, .... 5 1 3 3 2 

Latlip, s.s. 3 1 3 2 

Osborne, lb 4 1 115 1 

Osgood, r.f., 3 1 1 

Totals, 38 7 8 8 24 18 8 

BOWDOIN. 

A.B. K. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Sykes, 2b., 4 1 2 3 1 2 

Hull, l.f 3 2 1 1 

Williams, r.f., .... 5 3 4 4 2 1 

Plaisted, p., 3 1 1 1 1 

Chapman, c.f., .... 3 1 2 

Fairbanks, 3b., .... 4 2 3 3 2 6 2 

Bodge, lb., 4 1 1 110 1 

Leighton, s.s 5 1 2 2 3 1 

Haines, c, 4 1 2 3 10 2 2 

Totals 35 13 16 18 27 11 10 



Innings 12 3 450789 

Colby, 31120000 0—7 

Bowdoin 50210320 x— 13 

Earned runs— Colby 1, Bowdoin 3. Two-base hits — 
Williams, Leighton, Sykes, Fairbanks, Haines. Struck 
out — by Whitman, 2; by Plaisted, 9. Base on balls— by 
Whitman, 4; by Plaisted, 3. Passed ball— Coffin. Time 
of game — 2 hours. Umpire— Kelley. 

Colby, 11; Bowdoin, 10. 
The Colby ball team defeated Bowdoin on the 
Delta Saturday, May 26th, in a close and exciting 
game. The grand stand was well filled and the 
cheering was the best heard here this season. Colby 
bunched her hits, thereby winning the game. Bow- 
doin outfielded her opponents but could not seem 
to bunch her hits after the third inning. Fairbanks 
made two costly errors at third, but with the excep- 
tion of that the team played a strong game in the 
field. Chapman made a wonderful catch of a diffi- 
cult fly in the second inning. When Williams came 
up to the bat in the third, with three men on bases, 
he was greeted with an ovation. He responded to 
the cheers of the students by sending the ball far 
out into the left field for a two-bagger, took third 
on errors, and sent three scores across the plate. 
Patterson succeeded in keeping the hits made by 
the home team well scattered after the third inning. 
Plaisted went into the box in the eighth and 
pitched in his usual good form. If he had gone in 
and pitched in the seventh, probably the inning 
would not have resulted as it did. Bowdoin's indi- 
vidual work in the field was very good. The score : 

COLBY. 

A.B. K. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Purington, 3b 4 1 3 4 8 2 

Hoxie, 2b., 5 1 1 1 2 1 

Coffin, c 4 2 1 1 10 3 2 

Whitman, Li, .... 5 1 1 

Totman, c.f., .... 5 1 1 1 1 

Patterson, p 5 2 2 2 2 2 

Latlip, s.s 4 2 3 3 2 7 2 

Osborne, lb., 5 1 1 1 4 2 

Osgood, r.f., 4 1 2 3 1 

Totals 41 11 15 17 27 14 10 

BOWDOIN. 

A.B. R. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Fairbanks, 3b., .... 5 1 1 2 4 1 

Hull, Li, 6 2 2 3 1 1 

Williams, p 5 1 2 3 2 5 1 

Chapman, c.f i 1 2 2 4 

Sykes, 2b., 3 1 1 1 2 1 2 

Bodge, lb 4 1 2 2 2 

Anderson, r.f., .... 5 1 8 

Leighton, s.s 4 1 1 2 

Haines, c 5 1 1 1 3 1 1 

Plaisted, p., 

Totals 41 10 11 14 27 11 4 



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SCOEE BY INNINGS. 

123456789 

Colby 40000250 0—11 

Bowdoin 42400000 0—10 

Umpire — Kelly. Earned runs — Colby G, Bowdoin. Two- 
base bits — Purington, Osgood, Williams, Hull, Sykes. 
Base on balls — off Patterson 6, off Williams 2. Struck 
out — by Patterson 9, by Plaisted 1, by Williams 1. Double 
plays — by Latlip, Osborne and Purington; by Sykes unas- 
sisted. Wild pitch — Patterson. Passed ball — Haines. 
Time of game — 2 hours 20 minutes. 



TENNIS. 
The annual tournament has been more than 
usually successful this year. Dana, '94, the champion 
of last year, won again this spring. Pickard and 
Dana, '94, are champions in doubles, and Fogg and 
Dana, '96, are second. The Tennis Association were 
presented with racquets to be used as prizes in 
the tournament by Owen, Moore & Co., Horace 
Partridge, Horsman, and Wright & Ditson. Fol- 
lowing is the record in the finals : 





SINGLES. 






Finals. 




Winner. 


Loser. 


Score. 


Dana, '94. 


Dana, 96. 


6-2, 6-3, 6-2 



DOUBLES. 
Pickard and Dana, '94. Dane and Cook. 

6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 11-9 

Matches for Second Place in Doubles. 
Cook and Dane. Lord and Kimball. 7-5, 6-1 

Fogg and Dana, '96. Bryant and Littleaeld. 6-2, 6-4 

Fogg and Dana, '96. Cook and Dane. 7-5, 1-6, 6-2 



THE WORCESTER MEET. 
The eighth annual field day of the New England 
Intercollegiate Athletic Association was held at 
Worcester oval last Wednesday, May 23d. Ten col- 
leges contested for points. It was a day of surprises. 
Dartmouth, the winner last year, was looked upon 
as a winner this year, but instead dropped to fourth 
place, while Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
which joined the association this year, proved an 
easy first. Bowdoin came at the end of the list 
last year, and was not looked upon as the probable 
winner of any points this year, but an easy first 
prize in the two-mile run, a third in the high jump, 
and a fine showing in several events gave us sixth 
place and six points, and won respect for our 
team. G. K. Kimball, '95, was captain, and J. L. 
Crawford, manager, of the Bowdoin team, and they 
took these men to the meet : E. Thomas, '94, Doherty, 
French, W. S. A. Kimball, Knowlton, Lord, and 



Soule, '95, Bates and Smith, '96, Home and Mc- 
Millan, '97, and Borden of the Medical School. 
Dr. Whittier and Trainer McLean accompanied the 
team, and also several Bowdoin men. among them 
W. W. Thomas, '94, who was assistant marshal of 
the meet. The results are very satisfactory. Bow- 
doin won a good name for herself, and the prospects 
are very bright for a higher place next year. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology made 38 
points. Brown came next with 25£ points, closely 
followed by Williams with 24 points. Then came 
the favorite, Dartmouth, with 18J points to its 
credit, and Amherst had 15J points. Rowdoin 
made 6, Wesleyan 5, and Trinity 3 points. The 
University of Vermont and Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute did not make a point. 

Soule, in the two-mile run, and Borden, in 
the high jump, by magnificent work won our six 
points. A Boston paper thus spoke of Soule's per- 
formance : " There was a breath from breezy Maine 
when the two-mile run was started. Several likely 
ones were anxiously watched, but one chap, that 
nobody except a small knot of Bowdoin students 
knew, took the lead and opened up a gap of 200 
yards before he stopped his sprinting. His number 
was doubled out of sight, and the race was half over 
before some down-easters considerately informed 
the crowd that he was Soule of Bowdoin. They 
added modestly that he could run like that all day, 
and no one questioned it, least of all his opponents 
in the race. They let him have it and fought for 
second honors. He won by an eighth of a mile after 
running a beautiful race. If he had been pushed 
he could easily have broken the record. As it was 
his time was 10 minutes 28 3-5 seconds. 

The following tables give all the facts and 
figures of the day in concise form : 

100-yard dash— First, H. S. Patterson, Wil.; second, 
W. S.Deyo, Wil.; third, R. W. Carr, M.I.T. Time 10 3-5s. 

220-yard dash— First, W. S. Deyo, Wil.; second, R. W. 
Carr, M. I. T.; third, H. L. Twitchell, Am. Time 231-5s. 

440-yard dash— First, J. A. Rockwell, Jr., M.I. T.; sec- 
ond, F. P. Claggett, D. ; third, F. W. Marvel, Br. Time 
51 l-5s. 

Half-mile run — First, G. O. Jarvis, Wesleyan; second, 
J. A. Rockwell, Jr., M. I. T.; third, C. O. Seymore, Am. 
Time 2m 1 3-5s. 

One-mile run— First, G. Clapp, M. I. T.; second, A. G. 
Bugbee, Dartmouth; third, G. W. Parker, Dart. Time 
4m 39 l-5s. 

Two-mile run— First, L. F. Soule, Bowd. ; second, G. 
Clapp, M. I. T.; third, D. Hall, Dart. Time 10m 28 3-5s. 

One-mile walk— First, H. F. Houghton, Am.; second, 
W. B. Bliss, Williams; third, A. F. Post, Am. Time 7m 
15 3-5s*. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



45 



120-yard hurdle— First, S. Chase, Dart.; second, B. 
Hurd, Jr., M. I. T. ; third, F. W. Lord, M. I. T. Time 16s*. 

220-yard hurdle— First, B. Hurd, Jr., M. I. T.; second, 
A. M. Lyon, Dart.; third, E. Pictney, Wil. Time 26 3-5s. 

Two-mile hicycle— First, W. C. Marmon, M. I. T.; sec- 
ond, J. T. Burns, M. I. T.; third, J. W. Angell, Brown. 
Time 5m 50 2-5s*. 

Pole vault— H. L. Towne, "Wil., and M. D. Dunning, 
Am., tied for first place at a height of 10 ft., 2^ in. Towne 
won first medal on a tossup. G. G. Russell, Br., E. L. 
Morgan, Am., A. P. Smith, Dart., tied for third place at 
9 ft. 5 in. Points divided. 

Running high jump— First, S. A. McComber, Brown, 
height 5 ft., 1\ in.; second, H. M. Tyler, Am., 5 ft., 6 in.; 
third, C. Borden, Bowd., 5 ft., 4 in. 

Running broad jump— First, F. W. Marvel, Brown, 
distance 22 ft. 2| in.*; second, J. R. Allen, "Wil., 21 ft., 10 
in.*; third, S. Chase, Dart., 21 ft., 2J in*. 

Throwing 16-pound hammer— First, F. E. Smith, Br., 
distance 109 ft., 10 in.*; second, G. S. Ellis, Br., 104 ft., 10 
in.*; third, G. H. Parker, M. I. T., 96 ft., 4 in. 

Putting 16-pound shot— First, F. E. Smith, Brown, dis- 
tance 37 ft., 3£ in.; second, S. Carter, Trinity, 36 ft., 3 in.; 
third, F. E. Mason, Dart., 35 ft., 7| in. 



*Record broken . 



w w w y ^ 

o 2. 3 s § 
H 5' ; d s 



100-yard dash, 1 8 

Half-mile run 1 3 

120-yard hurdle, 4 .... 5 

440-yard dash, 5 .. 1 3 

Mile run, 5 . . . . 4 

Two-mile bicycle, 8 . . 1 

220-yard hurdle 5 .. .. 3 1 

220-yard dash, 1 3 5 

Mile walk, 6 3 

Two-mile run, 3 5 . . 1 

Pole vault 45 . . . . 0J 0J 4 

Putting 16-lb. shot 5 1 

Running high jump, ... 3 .. 1 5 

Throwing 16-lb. hammer, ... 1 . . 8 

Running broad jump, 5 1 3 



Totals, 15j 38 6 25J 1SJ 24 

Trinity's only score was three points on putting the 
16-pound shot; "Wesleyan's only score was five points on 
the half-mile run, while University of Vermont and 
"Worcester Polytechnic did not score a point. 



IJ.fl?.©./?. 

The new constitution of the association has been 
printed aud is now ready for distribution. Especial 
attention is called to the following section of Article 
II.: "The membership of this association shall 
consist of men, either students or members of the 



Faculty of this college, who believe in one God, 
the Father Almighty, aud in one Lord Jesus Christ, 
and in the Boly Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, 
and shall be elected by a two-thirds vote of the 
members present at any meeting." 

Many students in college, who are not members, 
believe that the association in aiming to "promote 
Christian fellowship among its members, and to fur- 
ther the spiritual interests of the college," is honestly 
striviug to accomplish a worthy object. Yet they 
are not numbered among its members. They are 
willing to enjoy the privileges and accept the bene- 
fits which are derived from it, but they do not seem 
willing to become actively connected with the 
society and to share in its responsibilities. Thus 
the association is hampered in its work. For, to 
accomplish satisfactory results, it must have the 
assistance of every student in college who is in 
sympathy with the work and who can comply with 
its requirements for membership. Let every such 
man look upon activity in religious work as a privi- 
lege as well as a duty. Let him identify himself 
immediately with the religious movement. 

The attendance upon the meetiugs this term is 
small. During the spring many outside attractions 
call the student away. One should, however, be 
sure that the attraction is of sufficient importance 
to justify him in remaining away. Students find 
time for social and athletic engagements; they may 
also find time for religious engagements. The ser- 
vices are so arranged as to require the sacrifice of 
a very small amount of time, and the moments 
spent in these meetiugs are certainly not wasted. 
Remember in these crowded weeks that the asso- 
ciation has a demand, the first demand, upon our 
time. 

The Ninth Annual World's Student Conference 
at Northfield will be held from June 30th to July 
10th. "These conferences have been the most, 
potent factor of recent years in the promotion of 
Christian life and work among college men. They 
have developed the Christian associations of the 
colleges. They have deepened the spiritual life of 
thousands of students." Platform meetings, Bible 
classes, association and missionary conferences, 
informal discussions, aud persoual interviews, indi- 
cate the varied character of the privileges which 
the gathering affords. The sessions of the confer- 
ence proper are held morning and evening. The 
afternoons are given to recreation. Facilities are 
afforded for tennis, base-ball, foot-ball, basket-ball, 
track athletics, and swimming. The conference 
affords " unparalleled opportunity for considering 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



the various methods and agencies for promoting the 
cause of Christ among students." It is hoped that 
this college will recognize its opportunity and be 
represented at Northfleld this summer. The follow- 
ing committees have beeu appointed : 

Committee on Work for New Students— Haines, 
Clough, Thayer. 

Committee ou Religious Meetings — Bryant, 
Clough, Harriman. 

Finance Committee— Russell, Gilpatrick, Chur- 
chill. 

Committee on Intercollegiate Relations — Cook, 
Marston, Badger. 

Committee on Missions — Axtell, Gilpatrick, Par- 
ker. 

Committee on Hand-book— Gilpatrick, Marston, 
Hagar. 




The following statistics 
' are from the forthcoming- 
general catalogue and history of Bow- 
' doiu, prepared by Professor Little. Total 

number of graduates of the college, 2,457; 

average age at entrance in 1810, 15.87 
years; in 1890, 18.55 years; number entering minis- 
try, 372; law, 766; medicine, 278; literature, 31; 
journalism, 66; teaching, 412; engineering, 41; 
business, 250; President of the United States, 1; 
Chief Justice of United States, 1 ; ministers to for- 
eign countries, 6; member of United States Senate, 
9; members of United States House of Representa- 
tives, 25; governors of states, 7; state senators, 
87; officers in army or navy, 146; presidents of col- 
leges, 31; professors in colleges and higher institu- 
tions of learning, 113. There is no profession, no 
department of public service, no scientific interest, 
no social problem, no religious movement, no national 
crisis which has not felt the beneficent influence and 
steady support of men who have received their 
training here. 

An excellent oil portrait of President Leonard 
Woods has just been presented to the University 
Club in New York. The Bowdoin members of the 
club, all participants in the gift, are: John H. 
Goodenow, '52; Henry Stone, '52; Edward B. Mer- 
rill, '57; Almon Goodwin, '62; B. D. Greene, '63; 



James McKeen, '64; Edward P. Mitchell, 71 ; Will- 
iam J. Curtis, '75; Francis R. Upton, '75. 

'54.— Franklin A. Wilson, of Bangor, a graduate 
of Bowdoiu. class of '54, has beeu elected president 
of the Maine Central Railroad. 

'56.— Rev. Edwin P. Parker, of Hartford, Conn., 
is preparing to make an extended tour abroad. 

'60.— The President, on May 22d, sent to the 
Senate the nomination of Albert W. Bradbury, of 
Portland, Me., to be the attorney of the United 
States for the district of Maine. Mr. Bradbury is a 
son of Hon. Bion Bradbury, and a graduate of the 
class of '60, Bowdoin College. Mr. Bradbury was 
bom in Eastport in 1840, and entered upon the 
practice of law in Portland in 1865. 

'70.— Erie County, N. Y., is bringing forward 
Comptroller James A. Roberts as a candidate for 
the next Governor of New York. 

Med.— Dr. I. E. Hobart, one of the leading 
surgeons of Milford, Mass., died Tuesday, May 22d, 
of blood poisoning, contracted from an autopsy on 
May 7th. He was a native of Maine, a member of 
the class of '79 in the Medical School, a member of 
the Thurber Medical Association of Milford and of 
the Maine Medical Association. He leaves a widow, 
a mother, and two brothers. 

'89.— George L. Rogers, Esq., of Farmington, 
the present efficient and popular county attorney 
of Franklin County, will not be a candidate for 
re-nomination. Mr. Rogers has important business 
relations that will not permit of his longer continu- 
ing in office. 

'89.— The annual convention of the York County 
Teachers' Association was held in Thornton Acad- 
emy, Saco, last week, with an attendance of 200, 
representing nearly every town in the county. 
Daniel E. Owen, of Saco, sub-principal of Thornton 
Academy, presided. 

'90. — Brooks, now of Boston, was called suddenly 
to his old home in Augusta, last week, by the death 
of his father. 



A bill appropriating $50,000 for a college of 
veterinary science at Cornell has been reported 
favorably to the New York Senate. 

It is reported that arrangements for the Yale- 
Oxford international boat race will be suspended 
until the outcome of the New London race is known. 

A casino is to be erected at Princeton, which 
will provide accommodations for the annual dances, 
Glee Club concerts, dramatic entertainments, be- 
sides having two covered tennis courts. 



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They met an old, old Arab, 

He was toothless, wrinkled, gray, 
They stopped him on the desert, 

And they asked of him the way. 
He tried to tell them plainly 
In a voice almost a croak, 
But they couldn't understand him, 
For gum Arabic he spoke. — Ex. 

Nearly 30(1 young women are enrolled at Leland 
Stanford. 

Lehigh is endeavoring to establish a course in 
Spanish. 

The Harvard library contains pictures of its 
classes since 1752. 

Professor Henry Drummond has been called to 
the Presidency of McGill University, Montreal, 
Canada. 

A Pakadox. 
Though the college man may, 
Iu his own specious way, 
Tell a story whose fictions appall, 
But be certain that when 
You enter his den, 
You will surely find Truth on his wall. 

— Lehigh Burr. 
President Harper, of Chicago, iu a recent address 
before the Alumni Association of that University, 
made the following statements: Of the 800 stu- 
dents, 397 are under-graduates. At present there 
are 287 graduate students. Thirteen buildings 
have been erected at a cost of nearly $2,000,000. 
A summer quarter will be held, beginning July 1st. 
There is one instructor for every six students. 
Man wants but little here below, 

Is a sentiment we love; 
And judging by his conduct here 

He won't have much above. — Campus. 

Experiments at Yale show that in color discrim- 
ination men surpass women; iu weight discrimina- 
tion, vice versa ; in quickness of motor ability the 
men surpass women, though the latter are stronger 
in endurance. 



At the University of Indiana class distinctions 
have been abolished, and hereafter all students will 
be known by the number of credits, thirty-six of 
which will entitle him to a diploma. 

" I should have been in Shakespeare's play," 
A Freshman said in Trig, one day, 

" Like Hamlet, I am all at sea 
Between '2b or not 2b.' " — Ex. 

Joseph Jefferson has been invited by the Har- 
vard union to deliver an address upon matters 
concerning the stage, and will probably accept. 

Of Harvard's twenty-three honor men this year 
eleven are distinguished athletes. 

A Land of Bliss. 
A pair in a hammock 

Attempted to kiss, 
But in less than a jiffy 

XROA 1 renpop \i\z iqis. — Ex. 

The Chicago Athletic Association is endeavor- 
ing to arrange an athletic meet at Chicago in 
June, similar to the Mott Haven games. Favorable 
answers have been received from several colleges. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIV., No. 4.— June 20, 1894. 

Editorial Notes, 49 

Dedication of Walker Art Building, 50 

'95's Class Day : 

Oration, 52 

Poem 55 

Presentations and Responses, 57 

Ivy Hop, 64 

'94 Senior Banquet 64 

Collegii Tabula 65 

Athletics 66 




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'95 may well take pride in its success- 
ful Ivy Day. The Orient presents in this 
number the full text of the literary parts, 
and a report of all the events of the day. 



TITHE Walker Art Building is now the prop- 
-*■ erty of the college. By the dedication 
rites this magnificent gift has been formally 
turned over to our use. It stands a fitting 
monument to him whose generous heart first 
formed the idea, and to those who have so 
munificently fulfilled his desire. Somewhat 
removed from the larger cities, heretofore 
we have been deprived of the advantages 
which this new building now affords us. We 
had a fine collection, but no place where it 
could be displayed or used for the purpose 
of study. Now, in this beautiful and well 
equipped building where everything appears 
at its best, a new course of study is presented 
to us, that of the beautiful and ideal. Every 
student should take advantage of this 
exceptional chance to become thoroughly 
acquainted with the best in art, and fit him- 
self to enjoy through life that broad field of 
pleasure which so many pass unnoticed. 
The Misses Walker in preparing this gift 
have been unsparing of time and money ; 
they have given us the best of everything, 



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and in choosing have shown the faultlessness 
of a highly cultivated taste. We cannot 
estimate the value of the possession because 
its store of wealth is almost unlimited for 
those who are seeking superior advantages 
for the highest education. 



T17HIS issue comes one week late that it 
*■ may contain the Ivy exercises. These 
we report in full, also the dedicatory ser- 
vices, excepting the oration of the day by 
Hon. Martin Brimmer, which is to appear 
later through the publishing house of Hough- 
ton & Mifflin. In order to print all this 
matter we are obliged to cut short some 
of the regular departments, and leave out 
entirely others. 



EVERY Bowdoin man ought to feel proud 
of our tennis record. During the three 
years of intercollegiate tournaments we have 
made exceptional showing. The first year 
our team won first in doubles and second in 
singles. Last year they secured every point 
for us, shutting out entirely the other three 
colleges. This time our Senior men made a 
very brilliant record for the college, as if 
determined to do their best, at their last 
meet. As a result, the cup for the doubles 
has become the property of the college, hav- 
ing been won three years in succession, and 
for the second time the name of Dana, '94, 
is placed upon the large cup as champion of 
the State in singles. Neither will our suc- 
cess end with this year. Our other men did 
some very exceptional work, and show great 
possibilities of keeping up the glorious name 
we have so far held. Tennis is growing 
more into the popular favor each year, and 
as our men are doing us such credit they 
ought to be supported by every college man. 



The University of Missouri has received from 
the state legislature since February, 1891, by direct 
appropriation and interest on its endowments, 
$1,525,000. 



Dedication of Walker Art Building. 
TJ LARGE number of the friends and 
/■*• alumni were present at the dedicatory 
services of the Walker Art Building. All 
the seats were taken at an early hour. The 
students gathered together in the north ter- 
race, and respectfully saluted the donors and 
distinguished guests as they passed into the 
building. The opening prayer was made by 
Prof. Henry L. Chapman, D.D. Then Pres- 
ident Hyde offered these congratulations: 

In relation to art Bowdoin College has been 
thrice fortunate. 

First, the college was fortunate in that, although 
a Puritan institution in the midst of a Puritan com- 
munity, it had as its patron one in whose veius 
flowed the fine artistic sense of France ; from whom 
it received as his chief gift the paintings and draw- 
ings in the Bowdoin Gallery. 

Second, the college was fortunate that, in the 
central period of its history, it was presided over by 
one whose broad culture and refiued taste kept the 
little college in living contact with the art and 
letters of the world, and who left our twin-spired 
chapel as his monument. In this building, by the 
liberality of his kinsmau, Mr. Theophilus Wheeler 
Walker, was provided a home for the art collection 
in the Sophia Walker Gallery. 

Again the college is fortunate in the generous 
and intelligent devotion with which the nieces of 
Mr. Walker have carried out the larger purpose 
cherished in his later years, and have added to the 
collection these works of art which adorn the room 
in which we are assembled, and have given us as its 
permanent home and crowning consummation this 
beautiful building which we dedicate to-day. 

On behalf of the donors, the Misses 
Walker, Hon. William D. Northend made 
the presentation address: 
To the Gentlemen of the Boards of Trustees and of 

Overseers of Boivdoin College : 

I am appointed by Mary Sophia Walker and 
Harriet Sarah Walker to deliver to you a title deed 
of this building with its appurtenances, which they 
have caused to be constructed in accordance with 
the expressed intention of their uncle, Theophilus 
Wheeler Walker, whose sudden death prevented 
him from carrying it into execution ; to be held by 
you and your successors in office forever, upon 



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the trusts and subject to tbe limitations therein 
declared. 

I trust I shall not be deemed as transcending the 
authority confided in me, by placing upon record a 
brief memorial of him who inspired this gift. Is it 
not a duty to perpetuate not only the works but the 
names and virtues of great public benefactors, to 
embalm their memories, not only as a grateful 
tribute, but as furnishing incentives to others to 
invest from their abundance in public institutions, 
with which their names will be remembered through 
all coming time? 

Mr. Walker was born in Peabody, in the County 
of Essex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
which at the time of his birth was the South Parish 
of Danvers, January 23, 1813, and died in Wal- 
tham, April 15, 1890. His father, the Rev. Samuel 
Walker, was born in Haverhill, June 27, 1779, and 
was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1802. 
He studied theology with the Rev. Jonathan French 
of Andover and with the Rev. Samuel Spring, D.D., 
of Newburyport, and was ordained minister of the 
Second Congregational Church in the parish of 
South Danvers, August 14, 1805, and continued as 
pastor of that church until his death, July 7, 1826. 
The maiden name of his mother was Sophia Wheeler. 
She was born in Worcester, June 20, 1782, and died 
in South Danvers, October 8, 1831. She was sister 
of the mother of our President Woods of revered 
memory. She was the daughter of the Rev. Joseph 
Wheeler of Worcester, who was graduated from 
Harvard College in 1757. Mr. Walker's mother was 
a woman of noble character and marked personal 
attractions, and his love and respect for her and for 
her memory was very great. 

At an early age young Walker obtained employ- 
ment as clerk in the hardware house of Charles 
Brooks & Company, in Boston ; and when but 
eighteen years of age he personally examined the 
stock of a bankrupt firm in the same business, which 
was offered for sale as a whole, at a stated price, 
and was satisfied that the purchase of it would be 
a very advantageous one. He purchased it, his 
uncle and a friend of his father's having confidence 
in him, becoming surety for the purchase money. 
He started in the business with a younger brother, 
Nathaniel, as clerk, who was afterwards his partner. 
The stock was paid for within fifteen months; and 
in a few years the firm, Walker & Brother, was 
regarded as one of the strongest houses in the 
business in Boston. He added to his work the 
agency of the Essex Glue Company, and with that 



company, in which he purchased one-half interest, 
he built the Danvers Bleachery. 

But not content with this, he decided to test his 
fortune in navigation. He built a barque, named 
the Sophia Walker. Her voyages were successful. 
He built others, and at the commencement of the 
war was owner or partial owner of several fine 
clipper ships. In the meantime he turned his 
attention to manufactures, and at the time of his 
death was largely interested in the manufacture of 
cottons and woolens in Massachusetts and Maine. 

In the transaction of all these business affairs, 
through so many years, he was the soul of honor. 
No one ever accused him of wrong doing in his 
dealings. He was endowed by nature with the 
capacity and qualities necessary for success in large 
business transactions. There was little that was 
accidental in his success. Before entering upon any 
untried business he studied and thoroughly informed 
himself upon the subject, and at the beginning was 
able to cope with those of long experience. 

We honor the few who through extraordinary 
natural endowments achieve distinction in the arts, 
in literature and in science ; and why should we 
neglect to honor those who, through as extraordi- 
nary endowments by nature, have beeu enabled to 
comprehend, almost intuitively, the correct princi- 
ples upon which the great business affairs of the 
world should be conducted, and by a strict observ- 
ance of them in practice, have added largely to the 
employments of mankind, and earned for themselves 
princely fortunes. 

In 1850, Mr. Walker contributed for the comple- 
tion of the Bowdoin Chapel ; and the room in it 
appropriated for works of art was designated the 
Walker Gallery, " in commemoration of the name 
and virtues of the departed mother of the donor." 
This inspired in him a permanent interest in the 
college, and upon information of the need of a safe 
and suitable building for the protection and display 
of its valuable art collections, he considered the 
subject fully, and at the time of his death contem- 
plated making the offer which has been since made 
and carried into execution. 

It is not for me, representing those who have so 
loyally and lovingly performed this work, to give 
expression to my emotions or to what, I know, are 
the emotions of every son and friend of Bowdoin as 
he gazes upon this magnificent "Temple of Art." 

Owing to the absence of Judge Putnam, 
who was called away by the sudden death of 



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a relative, President Hyde accepted the 
building for the college in the following 
words : 

In behalf of the Trustees and Overseers of Bow- 
doin College and in accordance with their vote, I 
have the honor to accept the Walker Art Building, 
and to promise that it shall be used exclusively for 
purposes of art. In doing so I wish to express at 
the same time our gratitude for this beautiful build- 
ing ; our recognition of the beautiful character of 
him to whom its substantial structure and harmo- 
nious proportions are the fitting monument; and 
our appreciation of the beautiful fidelity which has 
translated an unwritten wish of a revered uncle 
into this immortal form. 

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever. 

Its loveliness increases; it will never 

Pass into nothingness; but still will keep 

A bower quiet for us and a sleep 

Full of sweet dreams and bealtb and quiet breathing. 

"When old age shall this generation waste 
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe 
Than ours, a friend to man to whom thou say'st, 
Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all 
Ye know on earth and all ye need to know." 
Every right involves a corresponding obligation ; 
every possession imposes a related responsibility. 
In accepting this building the college accepts a 
larger and more symmetrical conception of educa- 
tion ; and iu dedicating it to purposes of art we 
dedicate ourselves to a larger and more enlightened 
service of the good, the true, and the beautiful. 

A selection was then given by the College 
Choir, followed by an address by the Hon. 
Martin Brimmer. This oration is too long 
to be reproduced here, and we are glad to 
learn that it is soon to appear in printed 
form. The pleasant exercises were closed 
with the benediction by the Rev. Canon C. 
Morton Sills, D.D. 



§§'§ Ivy ©ay. 

FRIDAY, June 15th, was observed as Ivy 
Day, aud it was in all respects one of 
the pleasantest and most successful for years. 
The weather was perfect, the campus was 
never more beautiful, crowds were present 
from away, the morning class race at the river 
was exciting, the afternoon exercises were of 



an unusually high order, and the Ivy Hop 
was the social event of the season. The 
Class of '95 may well be proud of its Ivy 
Day. Upper Memorial was filled to over- 
flowing at 3 p.m., when the literary exercises 
began. The Juniors, in cap and gown, led 
by Marshal French, marched well. The 
Salem Cadet Band furnished its usual inspir- 
ing music. The following programme, occu- 
pying about two hours, was then carried out. 
The parts, without exception, were well 
delivered and won many compliments. 

MUSIC. 

Prayer. E. R. Woodbury, Castiue. 

MUSIC. 

Oration. G. B. Mayo, Smethport, Penn. 

MUSIC 

Poem. A. L. Churchill, Houlton. 

MUSIC 

Address by President. J. B. Roberts, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Presentations by President: 

Handsome Man, Mirror. 

Class Schemer, Globe. 

Best Moustache, . . . Moustache Cup. 
Class Dig, . . . Spade (ace of spades). 

Puny Man Indian-Clubs. 

Popular Man, .... Wooden Spoon. 



IVY-DAY ORATION. 

"IN HOC SIGNO VINCES." 

By G. B. Mayo. 

Mr. President, Classmates, Ladies and Gentlemen : 

A good title is half the book, and sometimes more 
than half. The words I have chosen and the his- 
toric events connected with them will doubtless 
arouse in the minds of my hearers thoughts which 
will constitute a better oration than will be uttered. 
You remember that Constantine the Great, as he 
stood iu the door of his tent just before the battle of 
the Milvian Bridge, saw in the heavens a flaming 
cross with this inscription : "In Hoc Signo Vinces," 
the cross and its message outshining the noonday 
sun. Just what train of thoughts this started in the 
mind of the conqueror will never be known ; but 
when explained to him in a dream, we are assured 
that it caused his conversion. "In this sign thou 
shalt conquer" was the promise which came to him, 
and who can say whether from his own fancy, or 
from a Higher Power ? It is certain that after this 
battle, which made him ruler of the Western Empire, 



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he gave absolute freedom of worship to all, influenced 
probably by the knowledge that many of his sub- 
jects as well as many of his soldiers were Christians 
at heart. Instead of the Roman eagles that had 
been borne by victorious legions for so many centu- 
ries, he caused to be substituted as the standard of 
his army a new banner, the Christian Cross. Under 
this banner, he overcame all his rivals, and in 323 
A.D. conquered Lucinnias at Adrianople, thus 
uniting under himself as emperor the East and the 
West. 

The army of Constantiue was no exception to 
the rule. All armies must have a banner borne aloft 
to symbolize the objects and purposes of the contest; 
to keep these objects and purposes before its sol- 
diers; and to become a rallying point in times of 
great emergency. As armies al way s have a banner, 
so individuals, if they are to be of any account in 
the world, must have a purpose in view, an ideal to 
strive for. Each must lift up the sign of his life, 
and in the daily routine of every man, we read with 
unfailing truth the characteristics inscribed upon 
the banner borne aloft in his mind as the ideal 
guide of his actions. 

Good character is the banner that each individual 
should carry, and youth is the time to raise it aloft. 
Let us consider briefly some of the symbols to be 
inscribed thereon in order that we may expect for 
ourselves the fulfillment of that promise, " In this 
sign thou shalt conquer. " 

There is no other quality of the human being 
that excites just admiration so soon as courage. We 
are accustomed to regard as courageous the soldier 
who does not quail before the enemy, who heeds not 
the missiles of death falling thickly about him. 
Perhaps he is the first to seize the flag upon the 
enemy's redoubt ; perhaps he guards the rear in a 
necessary retreat. Such a man is indeed worthy 
of admiration. More worthy, however, is the soldier 
who feels that his cause is lost and yet does not 
betray his fear to his comrades, but struggles on in 
the courage of desperation. Of this type was Fred- 
erick the Great of Prussia, and success ultimately 
crowned his efforts. Such was Washington, with 
reverses on almost every side, deserted and even 
betrayed by his most trusted generals, yet in the 
righteousness of his cause, he did not give up. No 
one looking into that calm, determined face could 
discover the feelings working within. Courage was 
there and our country is the result. More worthy 
still is he who, when no danger is at hand, rightly 
chooses between two courses, the one offering per- 
haps some temporary advantage to self, but never- 



theless wrong; the other with no apparent personal 
gain, and often bringing unjust condemnation, but 
right. Courage to stand by our own convictions 
is what we need ; courage to acknowledge a mistake 
and to accept the right; courage to act in sincerity 
and truth. 

The study of the earth itself teaches a lesson of 
patience. The world was not made in a day. 
Everything in nature shows that its Creator allowed 
time for the forces which He brought into being to 
do their work well. What ages have passed, what 
changes have occurred in the transformation of a 
sphere of meteoric matter into the present beautiful 
home of man! That which grows rapidly soon 
withers ; that which takes time to reach its perfec- 
tion endures for a corresponding period. One short 
season sees the blades of grass grow to maturity and 
die ; but the lofty pine takes its years to grow, and 
stands a century in its strength. This principle also 
holds good in the results of human endeavors. A 
fortune won in a day is rarely kept; that acquired 
by years of patient labor aud study, gets from the 
winner's hand the property of endurance. Notwith- 
standing these lessons of patience, we Americans 
are always in a hurry. The spirit of rush seems to 
be innate. The little boy longs for his first panta- 
loons; he wishes for the time to hasten when he 
shall be a man. The youth longs for success and 
honors without devoting to their attainment the 
years of patient and necessary toil. "Work and 
wait" is the lesson of the creation; and in life it 
should be obeyed. 

Closely connected with patience are perseverance 
and endurance. " Hammers and anvils" they have 
been truly called, aud two very necessary qualities 
of the successful man. No matter what sphere of 
life we enter, these are of the greatest value. 
" When you are an anvil, bear ; when you are a ham- 
mer, strike." Martiu Luther, the figure-head of the 
Reformation, was an excellent example of these two 
forces. In his attack against the church abuses of 
his day, he had to endure blows of no mean force, 
but he dealt blows that have not yet ceased to echo. 
In this age there may be no great need of religious 
reform, but there is great need of reform in politics 
and in affairs of state. Those who advocate munici- 
pal reform to-day meet with strenuous opposition. 
Even the fatal bullet has lately been employed 
against those who believe in an honest use of the 
ballot; and that, too, in the enlightened state of 
New York. 

Perseverance and endurance, the "hammer" 
and the " anvil," will triumph in the end. Most 



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good things for the human family have been shaped 
between these two ; and the process will go on to 
the end. The " anvil " won at Waterloo ; and there 
are those here to-day who remember that in a 
nobler cause it won at Gettysburg. But it is not 
always direet opposition which the leader has to 
encounter. Many a leader, many a reformer, gives 
up in despair because he has not the sympathy and 
support of those whom he would benefit. It is in 
such positions that we see the true value of perse- 
verance and endurance. A patient, persistent man 
is an honor to the world. Time alone can set the 
bounds to his influence. If his efforts be guided by 
virtue and intelligence, his greatest success and 
grandest victory may come long after his mortal 
body has mouldered back to dust. 

Patriotism is another of the qualities we should 
seek to cultivate. This country of ours is a worthy 
master. We should acquire that love of ber institu- 
tions which places national above personal welfare ; 
which is eager to exalt her virtues and to mend 
her faults. It was this noble sentiment that called 
the honored Roman from his plow in time of public 
peril ; but it was loyalty to this same noble sentiment 
which caused him to refuse the proffered purple, 
and go back to his plow when the danger was 
passed. It was the patriotism of Savonarola that 
saved Florence ; and his loyalty caused him to offer 
himself a martyr to her cause. Loyalty to country 
is indeed a grand thing. We want iu addition, 
loyalty to truth and honor; to justice and equity; 
to interests of the poor as well as of the rich. 

But virtue without intelligence is, like zeal with- 
out knowledge, liable to be misdirected and wasted 
in blunders (and blunders are said to be worse than 
crimes) . " Education and that the highest attain- 
able for all " must be upon our banner. The sums 
invested in the public schools are never spent iu 
vain. "The school-tax is the best tax"; and the 
dollar given toward educating the street arabs of 
our American cities is better used than if sent to 
the savage in the wilds of Africa. Garfield charac- 
terized the strength of our country in saying: " The 
Republic is Opportunity." He did not mean that 
every poor boy can become a President or a million- 
aire. He meant that our national institutions 
offer to every one the chance to reach the highest 
degree of excellence iu things to which he is best 
adapted. But when we speak of education, let us 
realize its true meaning. Education is more than 
learning. Learning may consist in a head filled 
with authors read, or problems demonstrated, while 
education consists in a mind well stored with learn- 



ing, and besides this, trained to think. Learning 
may be admired and reverenced, but " Thought 
moves the world." Not only does success for self 
depend upon education, but also the success of gov- 
ernments. The advancement of learning and inde- 
pendent thought during the reign of Elizabeth 
brought to a speedy end the royal prerogative and 
the tyranny of the Stuarts. Our own government 
was established by educated men. It has been kept 
intact by men of profound reason and judgment; 
and its continuity depends upon men of this same 
stamp, and not upon demagogues and party bosses. 

It has been said that the secret of success lies in 
the power to rise again after defeat. I should rather 
say that it lies in the character which controls that 
power. Recall to your minds the names of those 
who have become prominent in the world's history 
— soldiers, statesmen, and those who have labored 
iu other walks of life. You will find that, as a rule, 
they had the traits of character which I have men- 
tioned. Upon the banner of Constantiue is written 
every virtue necessary for success, and also that 
divine command to "Get wisdom, and with all thy 
getting, get understanding." Under the Christian 
cross many triumphs which shall endure forever 
have been won. Surely we can do nothing better 
than adopt this banner as the controlling element 
of our lives. 

Our Alma Slater will soon complete the cycle of 
a hundred years. A century ago, upon the joint 
petition of the Association of Ministers and the 
Court of Sessions of Cumberland County, exponents 
of Christianity and justice, she began her corporate 
life. Her avowed purpose was then and has been 
ever since to disseminate abroad in the land a 
higher education, imbued with the principles of 
justice and the Christian religion. This is indeed 
the banner of Constantine ; aud our college has 
held it aloft for a century of successful warfare 
against ignorance and vice. She has no distinct 
motto. Could she not justly adopt the motto, " In 
Hoc Signo Vinces " in the beginning of this new 
century which opens so auspiciously ? What con- 
tests has she undertaken, what victories has she 
won that she merits such a choice ! No other col- 
lege in the land hath greater names on her roll. In 
every field of the world's work, in science and liter- 
ature, in the professions, in the forum and on the 
bench, her sons stand first among the foremost. 
This hall in which we are assembled this afternoon 
will perpetuate the memory of her brave soldiers. 
The portraits on these walls, the names inscribed 
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be excelled, and of which every Bowdoin student 
may well be proud. 

Classmates, we whose fortune it is to be the first 
graduates of the new century, have a duty to per- 
form in upholding her good name. Let us well 
consider the value of our college life. We owe her 
more than we can over repay. A few years within 
these halls have given to us friendships and associa- 
tions which shall remain fresh in memory " Till 
the silver cord he loosed and the golden howl he 
broken." Under her fostering care we have formed 
those traits of character of which we shall never be 
ashamed, and guided by which, we can do our duty 
in the world. We plant our ivy to-day. May it 
grow and flourish year by year. May it climb 
without apparent change in leaf, and without flower 
or fruit, till the topmost height be reached, when 
the stem will bend, the leaf change and the flowers 
appear. So may the reputation of this class be 
ever upward, twining about our Alma Slater a man- 
tle of beauty, till the crowning height be attained, 
then to burst into bloom and add another flower 
to the chaplet of her glory. 

IVY-DAY POEM. 
By A. L. Churchill. 
Set down in some old chronicle of yore 
There is a legend of a Turkish king, 
Of mighty Haroun's line, who ruled in Bagdad, 
Whose great fame for worthy deeds so spread 
And was magnified throughout all lands, 
That all the potent rulers of the earth 
Sent gifts of price and samples of their wares, 
To show to whom respect and love were due. 
But now, low bent beneath a load of years, 
The deeply longed-for peace and quietness 
In which to pass his few remaining days. 
In contemplating Allah's gracious love 
To those who faithfully perform his will. 
The aged Caliph had three goodly sons, 
So like in manly virtue and in strength, 
That even with deep thought and stress of soul 
He could not choose his heir among the three ; 
But deeply pondering in his inmost thoughts 
Which would be fittest to preserve his rule, 
Would now name one as best in all respects, 
And then another, and again the third. 
So he, perplexed, unable to decide, 
At last took thought of Hassan, his faithful Vizier, 
His "good right hand," as he was wont to call him. 
To him did he unfold his weighty doubts, 
And asked for counsel, which he knew would come. 
Good Hassan bowed himself and kissed the earth, 



And thus made answer : " Commander of the Faithful, 

I too, like thee, have pondered deep and long 

To settle this perplexing thing aright, 

And, lo, I have devised a subtle plan, 

By which the worthiest ruler may be shown. 

Send now thy sons to divers foreign lands, 

And there commission each to do some deed 

Of whatsoever kind he deemeth best. 

When two long years have dragged themselves 

around, 
Adjudge by whom the noblest deed was done ; 
And make bim ruler of thy vast domain. 
For he, by Allah, will be worthiest king." 
This counsel pleased, and straightway sending forth, 
The Caliph called him his royal sons, 
And thus with love addressed them : " Sous, go forth 
To whatsoever lands ye will, with speed, 
And there perform what ye account a deed 
Worthy of one who rules this mighty land. 
When two short years have sped, ye shall return; 
And he whose tasks I shall adjudge the best 
Shall have my sceptre and crown to bear ; 
For I am weary with the weight of years." 
Then, bowing to the earth, the princely three 
To this decree gave their assent with joy. 
And on the morrow, decked with such array 
As well befits the prince of royal strain, 
Each set upon his solitary way, 
To do with strength what Allah might command. 
For two long years they labored at their tasks, 
Each doing well what thing he thought was best. 
And now behold the moment fully sped 
When they shall come again before their sire, 
And be adjudged who wrought the noblest work. 

With pride and fear commingled, yet with joy, 
The aged Caliph bore himself erect, 
And thus addressed them : " Sons, obedient, here 
I see ye come like men of royal blood 
To hear the judgment that I have pronounced 
Upon the several tasks that you have done. 
By old decree I shall renounce this crown, 
Grown heavy with its weight of care and years, 
To him who has performed the noblest task." 
Then at his sire's command, with royal mien, 
The first born, as fair as ever wore a crown, 
Come forth, and with obeisance low and meek, 
Prostrates himself before his father's feet. 
"Most royal noble and benignant sire, 
I bring thee here as token of my love 
The trophies of a hundred victories, 
Wrought in thy name, and for thy glory won. 
This was the noblest task that I could do — 
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" Well done, my first-born son," the Caliph cried. 

Thou hast wrought well to win my crown and love." 

The second now drew near with princely step, 

And thus with confidence addressed the king : 

" Sire, and king, I bring thee here with love 

What heavy labor, wrought through two long years, 

Has now accomplished what I thought was best. 

The riches of a thousand petty kings, 

With gems and jewels, costly beyond price, 

All these I lay most gladly at thy feet, 

Thinking I best obeyed thy royal will 

If I should make thee richer twenty times 

Than all the other rulers of the earth!" 

" Well done," the Caliph cried, "thou hast wrought 

well, 
For gold is strong when arms and armies fail." 
And now the youngest came with downcast eyes, 
And empty-handed to his father's throne ; 
His countenance bore trace of bitter tears, 
And dark despair, and anguish unexpressed. 
He could not meet his father's loving eyes, 
Now bent with fear upon his youthful face, 
For he was best beloved of all the three, 
His father's hope, the jewel of his pride. 
" Father," he said," behold in me a son 
Unworthy of thy dear esteem and love ; 
Unworthy evermore to speak thy name ; 
Unworthy ere to look upon thy face ; 
Unworthy, too, to call himself thy son. 
I bring no trophies here of mighty deeds, 
I bring no gems of uutold price or gold, 
I bring alone my most unworthy self 
To hear thy just reproof and kingly scorn. 
Now hear my wretched tale. As I went forth 
To seek some mighty task of strength and love 
By which I might, with Allah's gracious aid, 
Acquit myself as well becomes thy son, 
I wandered in thy royal city here 
To parts wherein I never yet had gazed. 
I there beheld such scenes of woe and pain, 
Such wretchedness, and grief and dark despair, 
Such poverty, and want, and deep distress, 
As well might melt a heart of very steel. 
Forgetful of my princely rank and blood, 
Forgetful of my mission and my vow, 
I turned aside, and labored with my hands 
To help the fallen, succor the distressed. 
For two short years I wrought with toil and pain 
With such success that wretched far and near. 
Throughout that fearful hell of pain and woe, 
Rose up and called me blessed, and their saviour. 
But now, with bitter grief and pain, I thought 
Of thy commands, still unfulfilled, forgot, 
And hastened here to ask for thy reproof; 



For thy forgiveness now I could not hope. 
Call me no more thy son, and let me go 
Back to the wretched whom I learned to love. 
There best I can fulfill my heart's desire, 
There best I can escape thy royal scorn." 
He ended, and with streaming eyes, and face 
Illumined with a heavenly light of pride, 
And joy, and love, the Caliph quick uprose 
And clasped his humble offspring to his heart, 
And, choked with tears and sobs of joy, cried out, 
"My youngest son, the jewel of my pride, 
My staff, my hope, the succor of my years, 
Thou shalt be king, the worthiest of the three ! " 

The lesson of this simple tale is plain, 

As old as life itself, yet always new. 

True service is the noblest end of man ; 

By that alone can he fulfill that life 

Which God has granted him, a sacred trust. 

Another lesson, not less old or true, 

Is hidden in the ancient legend here : 

He best serves God who serves his fellow-man, 

And, likewise, he who serves himself the least, 

Does truest service to his fellow-man. 

But let us turn from story centuries old, 

From lesson drawn from parable and tale, 

To those our own eyes read, and which we see 

Engraved in living letters all around. 

A hundred years ago where we now stand, 

Eucompassed round by all that wealth can give, 

And care can cherish, and fond love bestow, 

The soughing pines held undisturbed domain. 

They kept the secret close of future years, 

And in their whispered sighs and mournful plaints 

Spoke only of the present and the past. 

But there were those, and there are always some, 

Who, thinking less of self, and more of those 

Who were their neighbors in the deepest sense, 

Sowed seeds of service for their fellow-men. 

Enriched by tender nurture and by tears, 

By noble deeds of sacrifice and faith, 

These seeds took root, put forlh their tender shoots, 

Grew strong, and in the harvest time bore fruit — 

This fruit we see around us here to-day. 

Theirs was the toil to foster and enrich the 

Planted seeds, the tender shoots and leaves ; 

Our labor is the harvest, the ripe fruit. 

What tender memories have they left to us 
Who long ago toiled here and joyed and prayed ! 
What inspirations have their labors left, 
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His song and more serene. He ever urged 

Us forward, on, and up with steadfast tread. 

The sweet magician of a peerless pen, 

Whose lofty thoughts were ever pure and true — 

These, too, are greatest in the world's esteem ; 

But not less great, nor less the honor theirs 

Who silently have toiled and wrought and prayed 

To bear the toil and heal the wounds of earth. 

The humble thousands, the key-note of whose lives 

Has been the service of their fellow-men, 

These, too, are great, and on that awful day 

When all shall be rewarded for their deeds, 

The good with good, the evil with their like, 

These humble ones shall stand abreast of those 

Who won the plaudits of a grateful world. 

So tender are the memories of the past, 

To us now living in these later years, 

That, like a precious gem or jewel rare, 

We hold them locked in some secure retreat 

Within the sacred chambers of our hearts. 

But memories, tho' sweet, will not avail 

For arms and armor in the strife of life, 

Our struggle is the present, not the past. 

Let those who went before point out the way, 

With humble footsteps we can follow on, 

And faithfully perform what they have left, 

Or what they were not able then to do. 

Such opportunity for laboring well 

As we now have, and take with little thought, 

They never had ; but spite of all they strove 

And wrought their work with care and manly zeal. 

How much should we, then, do who have these gifts, 

These means for working well and searching deep! 

What we now see around all glorified 

By memories of those who went before, 

Perhaps in their fond hearts was but a dream 

Of what might be if all should happen well. 

And all indeed has happened well at last. 

No more the painful striving for the least 

That went to build and beautify the place ; 

No more the haunting fear that all might fail, 

And all the care and labor be in vain. 

With proud and thankful hearts we look around, 

And see accomplished what they hoped might be. 

So we look forward with prophetic eyes 

To what another hundred years may bring ; 

Yet not to prophesy, for that were vain. 

Enough for us to glory in the past, 

To labor in the present, and to hope 

That for the future all will be as well 

As is and has been in the past and now. 

Enough for us to keep as loyal hearts 

For her whose fostering care we have enjoyed 



As she is loyal to her humblest sons, 
As true to her as she is true to us. 

Our Alma Mater now so strong and great, 
We honor thee as well becomes thy sons. 
Come up from childhood into sturdy youth, 
To stalwart manhood and to strong old age. 
We see grown, through human doubts and fears, 
Triumphant in a glorious Hundred Years ! 

ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT, JOSEPH B. 
ROBERTS. 

The cycle of a year has passed around and once 
more a Junior class comes to the front. Like our 
predecessors we are here to emphasize to every one 
that never before has such a brilliant lot of ambitious 
young men assembled on a public platform. 

To-day, we play the part of hosts, and cordially 
receive our guests who have thus graciously come 
from far and near to attend our Ivy Exercises. 

It is my proud privilege to welcome you to old 
Bowdoin, nay, rather to new Bowdoin. I welcome 
you to old BowdoiD, from whose historic campus, a 
mighty legion of men have gone before, — from 
whose deeds we all have worthy examples to follow. 

I bid you enter the new Bowdoin over which an 
era of prosperity is but beginning to dawn and a 
new growth of whispering pines is even now spring- 
ing up to inspire future bards and render this loved 
campus aud ivy-covered buildings still dearer to us. 

In nature, all beginnings are small. A seed is 
planted. Long after, a mammoth tree has sprung 
up out of that tiny speck. 

Our own career as a class has been like that of 
the tree. We did not burst out upon the world as 
Athene did from the head of Zeus, full-armed, but 
rather our growth into manhood has been brought 
about slowly and gradually, till now we can almost 
pause and picture ourselves standing hesitating 
upon the brink before taking our final leap into 
humanity's busy and ever-changing stream. 

Fickle fortune smiled approvingly on old Bow- 
doin when '95 was dropped iuto her lap. Our 
entrance here has marked the beginning of a new 
and bright epoch. It is our good fortune to open a 
new century, while our predecessor, '94, brings the 
old to a glorious close. 

It is true that we are the first class to step into 
the new century of Bowdoin's history, yet linked 
closely with that fact is the more important one 
that we are constantly striving to make ourselves 
worthy of so great an honor. The successful open- 
ing of our Alma Mater's second century devolves 
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Our class is far from being egotistical or boast- 
ful, but it is without question the all-round class of 
the college. Modest at first, as all those who are 
Freshmen should be, we daily gained confidence 
and early became aware of our strength and the 
mighty influence we were to exert on all those who 
have been so fortunate as to be associated with us. 
As I said before, we were modest and only claimed 
those athletic victories which properly belonged to 
an incoming class. 

Base-ball we cast aside as being an old-fogy 
game and turned our energies to that more noble 
and modern pastime, foot-ball. As Freshmen, with 
an inexperienced team, we were never beaten by 
our deadly rivals, the Sophomores, and a year 
later we inflicted the most crushing defeat that 
ever fell to the lot of a class. Victory after victory 
followed in our wake until the tale became fairly 
wearisome to us. It was the brawn and sinew of 
'95 which made our 'varsity eleven almost invincible. 

In track athletics, too, the supremacy has twice 
fallen to us, and if it had not been for '95, Bowdoin 
would never have scored a first in the intercollegiate 
games at Worcester. 

So step by step, we have slowly but surely 
forged ahead, till Junior year finds us in undisputed 
possession of the top round of the ladder. A glance 
backward shows much of which we are proud. 
Prizes innumerable are our trophies. 

The many reforms which this college has made 
in the last three years have been, in most cases, 
proposed and carried out by us. The class has 
ever been imbued with the spirit of progress and 
unity. 

Classmates, our work here is nearly done. We 
shall soon pass away — an example for those behind 
us to follow, and we can only hope that they will 
succeed as well as we have done. 

Finally, when our life's career is run and the 
trumpet on high shall sound, there shall we be 
found, cheering for Bowdoin and the class of '95. 

To pick out the handsomest man in a class of so 
many striking beauties, if one can apply such a 
phrase to men, is indeed a difficult undertaking, and 
very likely the choice made on this occasion will 
create as much discord as did that famous decision 
which Paris made in favor of Venus long ages ago. 

To speak frankly, we are all handsome, as a 
glance at us will show, and if one is to play the 
part of Paris in a class like ours, his task is indeed 
an onerous one. 

But a choice has to be made, and the apple has 



fallen to one whom I am sure you will all think is 
at least not undeserving of it. 

Philosophers tell us that those of pleasing ap- 
pearance study rather for external behavior than for 
inward grace, but '95 can waive aside long accepted 
theories and proclaim far and wide that in her 
ranks can be found one who is an exception to the 
philosophic teaching. 

Our Adonis is both comely and of a high and 
noble nature. The fact that he is inwardly devel- 
oped as much as he is outwardly has tended to bring 
him into especial prominence. 

Mr. Quimby, fate has picked you out as the 
handsome man of '95, and I rejoice that mine is the 
good fortune to be able to give you this costly 
mirror. May there never be anything less noble than 
your own countenance reflected upon it, and in its 
resplendent rays may you ever bask, contented 
with your own self-esteem. 

RESPONSE OF HANDSOME MAN. 
By Allen Quimby. 

It would be the nature of some men to be over- 
whelmed with the honor which you now bestow 
upon me. But I realize that it is so fully deserved 
by me that it does not at all disturb my composure. 
I have long felt myself to be an extremely hand- 
some man, and I was sure that if justice should 
be done, this proud honor of being the handsomest 
man in the class would fall to me. I have had for 
some time a good deal of respect for the judgment 
of this class, but since it has awarded me this 
most fitting and well-merited honor, I am convinced 
that its judgment, agreeing entirely with my own, 
is the very best of any class in this or any other 
college. 

I have felt the throbbing impulses of greatness 
in my heart even from the earliest days of my child- 
hood. I have known that I was born to accomplish 
great things. But I have so many talents and so 
many natural gifts that it has been very difficult 
for me to determine what sphere of life I should 
brighten. As a child, fond parents, brothers and 
sisters, uncles and aunts considered me the most 
beautiful child in the world. How well, classmates, 
to-day your own good judgment agrees with theirs, 
and also with the judgment of history! Aristotle 
affirmed that beauty was better than all the letters 
of recommendation in the world. Domitian said, 
"nothing was more grateful"; Homer, "that 'twas 
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regarded beauty and greatness as inseparable. 
Augustus Caesar, Titus Vespasianus, aud Aleibiades 
of Athens were all high and great spirits, and yet 
the most beautiful men of their times. To-day I am 
the most beautiful man, therefore I must be a great 
man ! Aud I feel profoundly grateful to you as a 
class in thus early calling me to a life of fame. 

But it would be base presumption on my part to 
think I was aloue in this contest of beauty. Harvey 
Thayer was one of my severest rivals for this proud 
honor, but his complexion was bleached by burning 
the midnight oil, and he was thus readily out- 
shown by the ruddy glow of ray cheeks. Dewey's 
dazzling beauty pressed me hard for the first place, 
but his vast and cloud-reaching conceit, compared 
with my unassuming modesty, was like unto a thun- 
der cloud in the blue heavens. John Greenleaf 
Whittier Knowlton, my third and last rival, had the 
misfortune to have a color of hair more popular on 
the planet Mars than in this artistic circle of the earth. 

However, as I was chosen to act as judge of the 
four, I felt that a question of such importance could 
not be settled without the most weighty precedents, 
and traveling back some years ago I found an exact 
precedence for this important case. In revised 
statutes of the Greek Commonwealth, Book II, 
page 149, line 16 of the Iliad, I find the story of 
how the beautiful Paris, the son of. Priam, was 
chosen to act as judge in the contest of beauty 
between the three goddesses, and how he awarded 
the golden apple to Aphrodite because she promised 
him the most beautiful woman in the world. 
Thayer promised me that I should receive a com- 
mencement part and become a wise philosopher if 
I would award him the honor. Knowlton said I 
should have the swiftness of Mercury and be able to 
win the two-mile race from Soule. Dewey, hardest 
to resist, offered me ease and grace and vocal accom- 
plishments. But I, unlike the handsome Paris, 
spurned the bribes offered to me by the disputants, 
and decided according to the usual judicial pro- 
cedure, to deal perfectlyjust with the contestants and 
take the honorentirely to myself. 

But I am still undecided as to in just what way I 
will confer my distinguished gifts upon mankind. 
Whether I shall give myself up to perfecting a lan- 
guage between man and lower animals so that the 
next Junior class taking Biology may better under- 
stand the anatomy of vertebrates by holding a 
personal conversation with the Bufo-Sentiginosus ; 
or to building an air-ship with which we may estab- 
lish communication between the earth and the 
heavenly bodies. 



It seems now that the best scheme would be for 
us to go to Africa and strive to make a little 
beautiful history all of our own. Of course we 
could not make the history so beautiful and attract- 
ive as our beloved and most highly esteemed pro- 
fessor has the history of Europe, and of American 
Politics, unless we cau induce him to go with us. 
This we can do if we will give him a promise true 
not to "wood "and that we will dress in native 
costume and surely go naked as to our feet. 

But I feel that this class, which is by all odds the 
mast handsome class in the college, supporting my 
own special beauty, might do much to elevate the 
pigmies of Africa by allowing them to gaze upon 
our beauty. Since receiving this mirror it seems 
all the more likely that this should be my mission, 
and I would suggest to the very sound aud impar- 
tial judgment of this class a joint expedition to 
Zululand. We will teach the Zululanders to gaze 
in this mirror and to see their own homeliness and 
lack of beauty, and then to look upon our own 
noble and handsome forms aud faces, aud perad- 
venture they shall become as one of us. 

The President : 

What would the world come to if it were not for 
the busy man? 

The indolent lay back at their ease and take 
events as they come, caring not which way the chaff 
may be blown before the wind. But a schemer 
with the busy bee of ambition and progress buzz- 
ing in his brain, heeds not the tempting voice of 
the charmer and is for all time planning some- 
thing either good or else diabolical. 

Now our schemer has been planning something 
and racking his brains day and night. Long have 
been the midnight vigils which he has kept, but at 
last a gleam of triumph can be seen in his eye. 

We look again. Surely his eye betokens that 
he has found that talismanic jewel, success. 

Once more we gaze at this prodigy, our class 
schemer, and his lips seem to move, but the only 
words I can catch are, " Bugle Assessment." Ah — 
now the secret is out and you all know to whom I 
am referring. 

Mr. Walter Scott Abbott Kimball, one could tell 
by your name that you were destined to be greater 
than a literary genius, and certainly your deeds on 
the Bugle have made you world-renowned. I give 
this globe to you as a reminder of worlds still uncon- 
quered, and hope that you may aspire to things yet 
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RESPONSE OF CLASS SCHEMER. 
Bt¥. S. A. Kimball. 
Mr. President and Classmates : 

It is said that Marc Antony once offered Julius 
Csesar the imperial crown, which Csesar refused, 
though it was the ambition of his life. Well, I'm sorry 
for Julius ! It must have been hard for him to give 
up his most cherished hope at the very moment of 
success. I can actually imagine his disappointment 
as he majestically waved back the crown before that 
vast audience ; for am I not placed in a similar posi- 
tion ? My efforts for the last three years are successful. 
I am offered the symbol and title of Class Schemer 
for which I have struggled so long, and which 
I gratefully accept. Yes, classmates, I will not use 
the time-worn phrase, and say that this is the greatest 
surprise of my life. Quite otherwise. I have had 
this moment in mind ever since I first arrived on the 
campus, the proverbial Freshman. For what title 
can be more desirous than that of Chief Schemer in 
a class composed entirely, as Professor Lawton said, 
of " natural leaders" ? 

One of the greatest satisfactions, after a success 
like mine, is to look back and review the course 
which led to it. From my lofty pinnacle, the path 
appears to stretch away in a long line of steps, each 
of which signifies a scheme successfully accomplished. 
Here and there, however, I can see a projecting stair 
which shows a longer stride than usual, and which 
hurried me onward to the goal. Well do I remember 
my first scheme of importance, the very first during 
Freshman year. I had been singing "Phi Chi" 
with several classmates, when suddenly we were 
troubled with the presence of many intruding upper- 
classmen. It took me but a moment to get rid of our 
unwelcome visitors. We all promptly retired within 
two minutes, and our troublesome visitors dispersed. 

Astronomy tells us that this seemingly big earth 
of ours is in reality but a very small affair. Undoubt- 
edly astronomy is right. For look here! See how 
ridiculously small the whole globe appears in my 
hand. I turn it over to look at China. I sweep my 
eyes through Asia. Africa is taken in with one com- 
prehensive glance. Australia is completely under 
my thumb ! I can easily turn the United States 
topsy-turvy in a moment. Ah, truly, mind is triumph- 
ant over matter. 

Crafty, scheming, inventing men always stand 
out prominent in the age in which they live. Take, 
for example, old Ulysses. Classmates, during your 
course in reading Homer, you have always admired 
the crafty Ulysses, and rightly too. He alone of that 
vast army of men could "translate Troy into Greek," 
and he did it in a manner which has served you as a 



precedent on many occasions. Classmates, even the 
wise Ulysses, when in difficulty, used a horse. Mr. 
President, with this little globe you raise me to a 
height to which few can ever climb. Many are they 
who are said to "want the earth," but failure is 
generally the end of these wishes. Only the greatest 
of schemers can ever hope to increase their share of 
it. Napoleon was a shrewd schemer, and at one 
time he could upheave all Europe. Alexander the 
Great was a still greater schemer, and he succeeded 
in bringing under his hand nearly all the known 
world. But with this present, classmates, you raise 
me even above their level, for actually I can say 
with Monte Crista, "The World is Mine!" 

The President: 

The custom of giving a moustache cup to the 
man with the best moustache is an old oue. For 
the last two years uo such presentation has been 
made, for lack of a suitable person to bestow the 
honor on, but this year the conditious have been 
so exceedingly favorable that I could not do other- 
wise than repeat it once more. 

Not many moons ago, some of my observing class- 
mates noticed perturbations of an unusual order 
arising on the upper lip of one of our number. 
Many were the exclamations forthwith. Proud was 
the discoverer and great was his exultation over the 
remarkable find. 

From that time on, all of us have been watching 
with jealous pride its growth, as it blossomed fairer 
and larger day by day. 

At last, however, that moustache has assumed 
proportions so truly gigantic that it can no longer 
be ignored and must hereafter receive due consid- 
eration, especially from those who turn up their 
noses at the efforts of a well-meaning youth who 
is cultivating assiduously what every young man 
desires above all other things. 

Mr. Crawford, allow me to present you with this 
cup, and may it be serviceable to you on more than 
oue occasion. 

The days you experienced of doubt and uncer- 
tainty are past. No longer are you in need of a 
hair invigorater. I wish you all joy with this mous- 
tache cup and trust that it will remind you often 
of the proudest moment in your life. 

RESPONSE OF MAN WITH BEST MOUS- 
TACHE. 
By J. W. Crawford. 

Mr. President and Fellow-Classmates: 

I extend to you my heartfelt thanks for this 
little gift, which in itself means so much. 



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I feel highly honored that after so many years 
of oblivion this presentation has been revived to fit 
my case. 

I have watched with much trepidation the birth, 
growth, and, in most cases, timely death of attempts 
at coercion, and have watched with jealous eye 
attempts which have proved successful to a certain 
degree, yet the promising crop of down on my 
upper lip kept me from being down iu the mouth. 
While mine may be said to be a hair-breadth victory 
yet it cannot be called a close shave. Like all 
seekers after a class cup I have trained hard, who 
shall say not as hard, in a way, as the victorious 
crew of this morning? Yet the contest has been 
to a certain degree a handicap. Great was my 
chagrin when I felt that an auburn color had come 
to stay; in other words that it was here (hair). 
I vainly hoped that it might fade, run, not stand 
washing, but I found it fast. In desperation I even 
thought of dyeiug, but found that I lacked the 
courage. To add to my misery hints were thrown 
out by many of my less favored classmates to the 
effect that this color had never won the prize, in 
other words had failed to score a point, in fact had 
always proved a hoodo rather than a mascot to its 
wearer. I diligently searched the records and found 
this, alas, to be only too true. 

But now all this is past. The prize is won. 
Classmates, again I thank you for this cup. It shall 
be retained by me as the worthy reward of a worthy 
object, and shall be handed down to my posterity 
as a hairloom for all coming time. 

The President : 

The term class dig is a misnomer. Literally 
speaking, a dig is one who plods from day to day 
with a spade in his hand accumulating wealth by 
the sweat of his brow. 

What we mean by a class dig, however, does not 
belong to that type. When one starts on a four 
years' collegiate course, agricultural tools are neces- 
sarily laid aside and instead those of another order 
are taken up. 

'95 is proud of the fact that it has one bright 
specimen in its ranks and one who far surpasses 
the rest of us in all walks of our college life. If we 
were all stars of the first magnitude, there would 
be but little spice in this world, but as we are not, 
so can we learn from those who are wiser and 
stronger than ourselves. 

Mr. Smith, you alone of all the sons of '95 have 
shown yourself worthy of being called the class dig. 
Tour deeds in athletics alone, without mentioning 



your many other successes, have made you famous 
far beyond Bowdoin's walls. Therefore, in behalf 
of my classmates, I am pleased to present this 
spade to you. 

RESPONSE OF CLASS DIG. 
By Peklet D. Smith. 
Mr. President and Fellow-Classmates : 

This is the happiest moment of my life. For 
three long weary years I have plodded and strug- 
gled onward, supported only by the faint gleam of 
hope shining with intermittent light before niejike 
that of the will-o'-the-wisp, that some day, in the 
far future, the reward of my faithful hard work 
might meet me and soothe me after my herculean 
labors. 

As the old soldier, the veteran of a hundred 
hard-fought campaigns, loves to recount his experi- 
ences after the war is done and he has received the 
reward of his honorable scars, so would I enjoy 
inflicting upon you my hair-raising tale, a tale that 
would curdle the very blood in your veins. I could 
tell you how I have sat with my books before me as 
the clock struck midnight, wondering is it a dead 
or a ten-strike which will fall to my lot in 
to-morrow's recitation, for I have always held it a 
sacred tenet of my faith that one must plug for 
rank, and that a man should be judged according 
as he gets first-class standing or not. Many more 
such truths I could tell you, but I am afraid lest in 
impressing a multitude of hitherto unsuspected 
facts upon you, you might from suspecting the 
whole, deny every particular. 

You will not be surprised, however, when I 
remind you of the hard work I have done in the 
Gym. As sure as the very revolution of the sea- 
sons was my presence in that pleasant place of 
recreation and enjoyment. I was never known to 
be absent when the hour came for the class of '95 
to line up in the Gym. You have often admired 
the graceful way in which I circled the vertical bar 
and did the giants' swing on the horizontal parallels ; 
and you have stood watching with open-mouthed 
wonder as I recklessly tumbled on the rings. My 
love for hard exercise has been so consuming that 
I have even been willing to take the position of 
class monitor during the Gym. hour and have stood 
firmly braced against a pillar marking the present 
and the absent. 

I could go on indefinitely detailing at length my 
exploits of hard labor, both mental and physical, 
but you all know the facts. And now as I approach 



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the end, as I see before me the goal for which I 
have striven for three long weary years, I ask 
myself, what reward would be adequate for my 
exertions'? Do I not deserve the highest honors 
which the Faculty can confer upon me? But so 
fleeting are the hopes of mortals, so unsatisfactory 
are the rewards of toil, that I can expect but little. 
There is but one thing that I hope for, and without 
that all the rest of earthly prizes would be but 
empty titles, that is, the respect and affection of my 
classmates of '95. 

The President : 

It has been with the idea of showing to the world 
for the first time, one of those men who hide their 
light under a bushel that I have induced one of our 
closest students to appear before you to-day. 

I have always pitied the poor, careworn, wan- 
cheeked plugger as he sat up late every evening 
in the week and long after the midnight trains had 
gone out, poring over some abstruse or metaphys- 
ical problem. 

On the other hand, I cannot but admire the pluck 
displayed by these poor benighted beings. 

It*is not often that one of this rare species can 
spare the time or be induced to appear before a 
crowd, and before introducing this shy creature, I 
trust that my hearers will be patient if his voice is 
a little weak and high-pitched. Then, too, he is 
very sensitive about his short stature and pale and 
sunken cheeks, so I further request all will be par- 
ticularly silent and attentive and reserve your 
pitying remarks until after the exercises are over. 

Mr. Kimball, your classmates have regarded with 
the greatest concern, the obstinate way which you 
have defied the laws of health. If it is not too late, 
we would like to make you a gift which we know 
will be of inestimable benefit to you. A sound 
mind in a sound body is a maxim which you have 
undoubtedly read many times in the course of your 
literary investigations, and it is with the expectance 
that you will put so good a proverb into practice, 
that I present you with this pair of Indian-clubs. 
Furthermore we all entertain the hope that you 
will soon be restored to perfect health. 

RESPONSE OF PUNY MAN. 
By G. L. Kimball. 
It is with the deepest gratitude that I receive from 
you these tokens of your esteem. The careful obser- 
vation of my requirements which suggested this gift 
to you as a means of turning my mind from its 



menacing tendency to over-exertion is proof of the 
interest '95 has in her members. 

Fortunate, indeed, is that class which has but one 
puny man. While classes that have gone before us 
have pointed with pride to some member whose name 
was a synonym of prowess and strength, '95 has 
come to regard such members as commonplace, and 
a puny man as something of a freak in her make-up. 

It would involve a great expenditure of time and 
energy, which I can illy afford, to explain fully to 
you how I came thus early in my career to the 
decimated figure you now behold. No fault of nature 
can be held accountable, but the constant hammering 
of environment, which molds everything after its 
fashion, has left of the once promising youth but 
a fragmentary outline of humanity. 

When, as a Freshman, I first entered these halls, 
teeming with verdancy, and cherishing the delusive 
folly that hard study was the only key which could 
unlock to me the gateway to fame, our worthy in- 
structor in physical culture, moved by my fading 
cheek and flagging pace, gave me a toy hammer 
with which to amuse myself. This he thought would 
divert my mind from its insatiable cravings to other 
channels conducive to my suffering health. Though 
it could not restore to me my wonted strength and 
vigor, yet it did stem the wasting current which was 
fast bearing me to destruction and an untimely end. 
Since that time the toy hammer has been my constant 
companion. 

Recently I attended a conference of the New 
England colleges, which is held annually to ascertain 
the physical condition of students. While reclining 
on my seat in a car, with the little hammer by my 
side, I was addressed by an elderly gentleman sitting 
in front of me, who wished to know what kind of a 
game I played with that thing. I explained to him 
that I was from Bowdoin and was going to Worcester 
for my health, and intended to use that to demonstrate 
to my fellow-sufferers the effect of three pounds of 
beefsteak per day on a feeble constitution. " Well,' 
says he, "I never have seen anything like that before. 
When I was in college, back in the 'forties, we had 
no use for such an instrument as that. If a man was 
sick we bled him till he got well." " The progress of 
science," I replied, "has wrought some wonderful 
changes in college life. Now it is the custom, if a 
man is well, to bleed him till he is sick." "But," he 
rejoined, "what has that junk of lead with a stick in 
it got to do with the progress of science ? " "Why, 
sir," I replied with surprise, " that is the latest insti- 
tution of learning at Bowdoin College." 

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endeavor to follow faithfully the instructions you 
have given me, that I may be present at the great 
reunion of our class in 1950, and able to do justice to 
an ample repast, thus proving to you that I have 
profited by the experience as '95's Puny Man. 

The President : 

The one remaining presentation is the only one 
in which there is a genuine ring of sincerity, and 
now that the baser metals have been tried, we 
seek at last and disdain not the precious metal. 

The honor of being the popular man of a class is 
more than a mere surface indication, for it is the 
outburst of our feelings for one individual who has 
endeared himself to us in ways we hardly know 
bow to define, so gradually has it come about. 

It is inspiring to think that of so many young 
men there is one among us who is truly beloved by 
all and who stands for qualities held dearest to the 
human soul. It is not the loud and bantering who 
rank first in our estimation, but rather the quiet 
and modest. 

It is the man who is gracious and courteous to 
all, compassionate and even-tempered, that wins 
our heart's best affections. 

In '95's popular man, all these praiseworthy 
attributes and many more besides are blended 
together in a harmonious whole. His quiet and 
unassuming ways have won for him a host of loyal 
friends. 

Mr. Mitchell, I esteem myself fortunate that I 
have the honor of presenting you with this humble 
but significant gift, and I predict that your circle of 
friends iu the outer world will be even greater than 
your many true ones at Bowdoin. 

RESPONSE OF POPULAR MAN. 
By Alfred Mitchell, Jr. 
Mr. President and Classmates : 

It is extremely pleasant for one to know that he 
is congenial to his classmates ; for without the 
sympathies of your fellow-students college life is 
robbed of its greatest charm. 

By the presentation of this spoon I am led to 
believe that I am included among those who enjoy 
your good-will. And in thanking you I find myself 
very much at loss to express my gratitude in an 
appropriate manner. I can tell you with the 
greatest sincerity that your feelings toward me are 
reciprocated. I can re-echo the responses of 
previous popular men and tell you how I prize this 



token of your esteem and of the pleasant memories 
it will bring to my mind when we leave the old 
college. 

But, classmates, in justice to yourselves I think it 
necessary that I make a few remarks. From the 
time we entered college our relations in both class 
and individual affairs have been of the pleasantest. 
We have been remarkably free from the dissensions 
which so often mar the pleasure of a college 
course. Such harmony as this is in itself an out- 
ward sign of universal popularity. In a class of 
our size and especially in a class of our make-up the 
idea that one can be popular above his mates is 
wholly erroneous. I look upon myself as having no 
right to accept this spoon, with the meaning which 
it conveys, as my personal property, but I think 
every member of 'Ninety-Five has an interest in it. 
I consider myself a representative appointed by 
you to receive it and hold it in trust. And I regard 
it as a great honor to represent such a class. Class- 
mates, I thank you again for the pleasure you have 
given me to-day; it will not be only for to-day, for 
I shall always look back upon this event. And 
although we may not all have a spoon in our pos- 
session, I think such an article will hardly be 
necessary to bring to our minds the pleasant recol- 
lections of our college life, and may the harmony 
and good feeling which has so far marked our 
course be continuous. 

Immediately after the literary exercises 
the class marched to Massachusetts Hall, 
where the ivy was planted, H. B. Russ acting 
as curator. The ivy ode, written by J. T. 
Shaw, was sung, and the '95 cheer given. 
Then came the pretty and impressive cere- 
mony of Seniors' last chapel. The chapel 
was packed full of visitors. After some 
excellent music, President Hyde read from 
the scriptures and offered prayer. Then the 
Seniors, with locked arms and locked step, 
marched slowly the length of the long chapel 
and between the ranks of the classes drawn 
up outside to receive them. "Auld Lang 
Syne " was sung as they marched, with all 
the power and feeling of two-score manly 
young voices. They cheered the college and 
lower classes, and the latter united in the 
'94 yell. 



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Ivy Hop. 
TITHE annual Ivy Hop was held in Town 

*■ Hall, and as a social event has been 
unsurpassed by but few occasions in Bruns- 
wick. An unusually large number of young 
ladies were present from out of town. Salem 
Cadet Band furnished music, and to its inspir- 
ing time the manly and the fair danced away 
the happiest evening of the college year. 
Following was the order of dances : 

Waltz Mellon. 

Lanciers . Wang. 

Two-step. ^ . . . High School Cadets. 

Waltz. Espaua. 

Polka. Vogelhandler. 

Schottische. Marie. 

Waltz. Torreador. 

Portland Fancy. .... Operatic. 

Two-Step. .... Paul Jones. 

Waltz. Utopia. 

INTERMISSION. 

Waltz Obispah. 

Quadrille Popular Melodies. 

Two-Step. Tobasco. 

Waltz Robin Hood. 

Schottische Jollity. 

Polka. Le Carnaval. 

Waltz. Sphinx. 

Two-Step. 2d Conn. 

Schottische. .... Beautilul June. 

Waltz. Casino. 

The patronesses were Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. 
Young, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Robin- 
son, Mrs. Houghton, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. 
Woodruff, Mrs. Moody, Mrs. Hutchins, and 
Mrs. MacDonald. W. S. A. Kimball was floor 
manager and his aids were A. Mitchell, Jr., 
P. D. Stubbs, J. B. Roberts, and J. G. W. 
Knowlton. 



'94 Senior Banquet. 

POTEL ATWOOD, Lewiston, was the 
scene of '94's Senior banquet on the 
evening of June 14th. It was a merry occa- 
sion and they made a night of it. The 
following members of the class participated : 
W. W. Thomas, Elias Thomas, Jr., Ru- 
pert A. Baxter, F. W. Dana, A. V. Bliss, 



Charles Flagg, B. B. Whitcomb, H. C. Wil- 
bur, H. L. Bagley, F. G. Farrington, J. W. 
Anderson, R. H. Hinckley, Jr., R. P. Plaisted, 
Geo. C. DeMott, Francis A. Frost, C. M. 
Leigh ton, A. Chapman, C. E. Merritt, F. W. 
Pickard, F. H. Knight, E. H. Sykes, W. P. 
Thompson. 

The spread was elaborate. H. C. Wilbur 
was toast-master and the toasts were : " 94," 
"McDougalism," "Faculty," "Our Centen- 
nial," "Y. M. C. A.," "Our Future," "Our 
Alma Mater." ■ 

Eloquence was ripe and repartee fast and 
furious. The menu was: 

Somerset Oysters on Half Shell. 

Consomme Clear. 

Boiled Penobscot Salmon with French Peas. 

Potato Croquettes. French Rolls. 

Sliced Cucumbers. Tomatoes. Lettuce. Radishes. 

Young Turkey with Cranberry Sauce. 

Fillet of Beef with Mushrooms. 

Mashed Potatoes. Asparagus. 

Breast of Mallard Duck with Green Olives. 

French Fried Potatoes. Sweet Corn. Orange 

Fritters. 

Roman Punch. 

Lobster Mayonaise. Dutch Salad. Ox Tongue. 

Philadelphia Capon. 

Cincinnati Sugar-Cured Ham. 

Coffee Jelly. Angel Cake. Chocolate Cake. 

Ribbon Cake. Lady Fingers. Nut Cake. 
Strawberries with Cream. Charlotte Russe. 

Almond Ice-Cream. 

Oranges. Bananas. English Raisins. Assorted 

Nuts. 

Soda Wafers. New Cheese. 

French Coffee. Oolong Tea. 



Tale and Brown have each two tennis players 
ranked in the first ten in the country, while Harvard 
has one. 

Paris University has the greatest enrollment of 
any institution of learning in the world. It has 
9,215 students, Vienna has 6,220, aud Berlin 5,527. 

At the University of Illinois, the Senior class 
has challenged the Faculty to a game of base-ball, 
the proceeds of which are to go into the treasury of 
the track athletic team. 



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The annual Senior ball 
game took place on the Delta 
one morning a week or so ago, and 
was the occasion of an unlimited 
amount of fun. It was the tall men, 
under Captain Bagley, versus the short 
men, under Captain Leighton, each nine boasting 
an unpronouncable biological appellation. All 
good players of the class, except iu one case, the 
catchers, were ruled out, and the variety of the 
costumes was taking. Kicking was the order of 
the day, and reached its height when at the close 
of the fifth inning part of the men, otherwise 
known as " chinners," wanted to stop the game and 
go into recitation. Several star players were 
brought to light, but the short men proved easy 
winners, running iu thirteen scores the first inning. 
The final score was: Short men 18, tall men 8. 

Howard, '93, was on the campus last week. 

Haggett, '93, was one of our Ivy Day visitors. 

Wood, formerly of '95, was iu Bruuswick Field- 
Day. 

The examination for the Sewall Greek Prize was 
held Wednesday afternoon. 

The Senior supper was held at Hotel Atwood in 
Lewiston the evening before Ivy Day. 

The merry-go-round has come and gone, and 
with many a chance for an evening promenade. 

Bates, '96, was in Saco coaching the Thornton 
Academy boys just before the M. I. S. A. A. meet. 

Libby, '94, and Roberts, '95, were delegates to 
the recent Alpha Delta Phi convention at Cleveland, , 
Ohio. 

Wilbur and Bagley, '94, and Peaks and Haskell, 
'96, were in Waterville at the recent Zeta Psi 
reception. 

Professor Chapman read a very interesting paper 
before the Pejepscot Historical Society, Thursday, 
the 29th of May. 

President Hyde delivered the Baccalaureate 
Sermon before the students of Gould Academy three 
weeks ago Sunday. 



The names of the donors of the Art Building 
have been set in brass letters in the central stone 
of Sculpture Hall floor. 

The Minstrel Show has been given up, chiefly 
for lack of interest on the student's part. This 
takes away one of the attractions of Ivy week. 

'96's second crew and the Presbmen had a 
smashup a little while ago. In consequence they 
all got a ducking, and the Sophs have gone out of 
training. 

Professor Chapman's attendance at the annual 
meeting of the trustees of Bangor Theological 
Seminary, gave his classes several adjourns week 
before last. 

The proposed change in regulations applying 
chiefly to the jurisdiction of the jury and the Fac- 
ulty, was accepted at a recent well-attended meet- 
ing of the college. 

A large number of the students were in Water- 
ville at the Interscholastic Field-Day. Professor 
Whittier, Fairbanks, Doherty, and Dewey, '95, 
Bates and Minot, '96, and Plaisted, Hinkley, and 
Bagley, '94, were among the officials. 

Professor Robinson gave the Juniors a very 
interesting talk during the last lecture hour of 
mineralogy, bringing up some very pleasant reminis- 
cences in connection with the scientific department. 
These were brought out by the fact that it was 
the last, lecture in mineralogy which would be held 
in the old building. When Adams Hall was erected 
it was the first building of its kind which provided 
to any extent laboratories for the use of the stu- 
dents. Before that time the sciences were taught 
almost entirely by lectures. For a long time the 
college, through its able professors and superior 
equipments, was recognized as one of the most 
advanced centers for scientific work. But, owino- 
to the vast strides these branches have taken these 
late years, the building has become inadequate for 
the purpose and so next year we move into new 
quarters which are as far in advance of those of 
other colleges as Adams Hall was at the time of its 
dedication. 



Adelbert is soon to build a $50,000 physical 
laboratory. 

Colgate University has for nearly three years 
been without a president. 

In the Yale-Princeton base-ball series, which 
commenced in 1868, Yale has won 44 games and 
Princeton 16. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



/ft¥fti©s- 

BASE-BALL. 
Boiudoin, 10; Tufts, 5. 
Quite a crowd assembled to see Bowdoin defeat 
Tufts od the Delta, Monday, May 29th. The game 
was very interesting. Bowdoin played with a snap 
and were steady iu the field. The chief feature of 
the game was the "kicking" of Foss. Both pitchers 
did great work. Tufts was defeated at foot-ball 
last fall and again at base-ball this spring. They 
will discover that the "farmers," as they choose to 
call us, are pretty good iu athletics after all. The 
score : 

BOWDOIN. 

A.B. R. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Fairbanks, 3b., .... 3 2 1 1 5 3 2 

Hull, l.f., 5 1 1 1 

Williams, 2b., .... 5 1 3 3 

Plaisted, p., ..... 3 1 2 2 3 

Chapman, c.f 4 1 1 2 2 

Bodge, r.f., 5 1 1 1 1 1 2 

Anderson, lb., .... 4 2 2 4 9 2 

Leighton, s.s., ... 4 2 3 3 2 1 2 

Quimby, c 1 1 

Haines, c, 4 4 2 

Totals 38 10 11 13 27 17 6 

TUFTS. 

A.B. R. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Foss, 2b., 5 2 1 1 3 4 1 

Clayton, l.f 4 2 1 

Smith, r.f., 3 1 1 1 1 

Mallett, c 1 1 1 7 2 

Maguire, lb., 4 1 2 12 1 

Bichardson, 3b 3 1 o 4 2 

Bothburn, s.s., .... 3 2 5 3 

Crolins, p 4 1 1 2 

Armstrong, c.f 3 2 2 1 

Totals 30 5 7 9 27 17 7 

Earned runs— Tufts 2, Bowdoin 4. Stolen bases — 
Tufts 7, Bowdoin 7. Three-base hit — Anderson. Double 
plays — Bowdoin 3. Base on balls — off Plaisted 5, off 
Crolins 3. Struck out — Crolins 5, Plaisted 4. Passed 
balls— Quimby 2. Wild pitch— Crolins 1. Umpire— 
Kelley. Time of game— 2h. 15m. 

Bowdoin, 4; Exeler, 3. 
For the second time during the present season, 
the Exeter team has been defeated by Bowdoin. 
The game was an exciting one, the score standing 
3 to 3 until the niuth inning. The home team 
started in with Longfellow at short, but in the 
fourth inning Haskell was substituted. For Bow- 
doin, the battery work was very good. The leading 



feature of the game was the batting of Fairbanks. 
For Exeter, the base running of Scannel and the 
battiug of Green were the best features. The home 
team's weak place was at shortstop. The score : 
BOWDOIN. 

A.B. R. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Fairbanks, 3b 4 1 3 4 3 2 1 

Hull, l.f., 3 1 2 

Williams, 2b., .... 4 1 3 1 

Chapman, c.f 3 3 

Plaisted, p., 2 2 1 1 1 

Bodge, r.f 4 1 

Anderson, lb., .... 4 7 1 

Leighton, s.s., .... 4 1 1 4 1 

Haines, c, 3 10 2 1 

Totals, ..... 31 4 5 6 27 11 6 

EXETER. 

A.B. R. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Smith, l.f., 3 1 

Green, 2b., 5 3 4 1 3 2 

Locke, 3b 5 3 2 

Richards, lb 5 1 1 1 4 1 

Scannel, c, 5 1 1 1 9 1 

McCall, c.f 5 1 

Casey, r.f., 5 1 1 1 

Maroney, p 4 1 1 5 

Longfellow, s.s., ... 1 1 

Haskell, s.s. 2 1 1 1 1 2 

Totals 40 3 8 9 27 14 8 

Earned runs — Exeter 2. Two-base hits — Fairbanks, 
Green. Stolen bases — Fairbanks 2, Plaisted, Bodge, 
Green, Scannell 2, McCall. Base on balls— Smith, Has- 
kell, Hull, Plaisted 2. Struck out— Hull 3, Williams 2, 
Chapman, Smith, Locke 2, Richards, Casey, Longfellow, 
Haskell. Double plays — Richards, Haskell, Scannel. 
Wild pitches — Maroney, Plaisted. Passed balls — Scannel, 
Haines. Time — lh. 5m. Umpire — Creamer. 

Lewiston Blue Store, 9 ; Boivdoin Second Nine, 4. 
The Lewiston Blue Store ball team easily de- 
feated the second nine on the Delta, Memorial Day. 
Coburn was batted quite freely, and the home team 
could not seem to bat Casey with auy effect. Mead, 
Bailey, and French played iu the outfield and did 
very well, although they showed want of practice 
with the stick. The score: 

Innings 1234567S9 

Blue Stores, ' 220 2 0002 1—9 

Bowdoin 10210000 0—4 

Bales, 13 ; Bowdoin, 10. 
The third of the Bowdoin-Bates games came off 
in Portland, June 2d. Bates played good ball and 
Bowdoin didn't. Many students went in to watch 
the game and cheer on the team, but their presence 
did not seem to effect the desired result in the 



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playing. Pulsifer made a home run in the fourth 
inning. The score: 

BATES. 

A.E. B. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Wakefield, lb 6 1 2 12 

Douglass, 2b., .... 5 2 1 1 3 2 1 

Pulsifer, 3b., 6 3 1 4 4 

Campbell, l.f., .... 5 2 2 2 2 

Field, r.f 4 1 1 1 

Gerrish, c, 3 1 1 1 5 1 

Brackett, s.s., . . ' . . 5 2 1 1 2 1 2 

Files, c.f., 2 1 1 

Slattery, p 4 1 1 1 3 7 

Totals, 30 13 9 13 27 14 5 

BOWDOIN. 

A.B. E. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. ' 

Fairbanks, 3b 5 1 1 4 1 3 

Hull, l.f 4 1 

Williams, r.f 4 1 1 1 

Cbapman, c.f 2 1 1 1 

Plaisted, p 5 2 1 1 2 

Sykes, 3b., 2 2 1 1 1 2 

Anderson, lb 4 1 8 2 

Leighton, s.s 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 

Haines, c 3 1 1 1 10 1 

Totals 32 10 5 5 27 7 8 

Earned runs— Bates 3, Bowdoin 1. Two-base hit — 
Wakefield. Home run — Pulsifer. Double plays — Bow- 
doin 1, Bates 2. Base on balls — off Plaisted 6, off Slattery 
9. Hit by pitched ball— off Slattery 2, off Plaisted 1. 
Struck out— by Plaisted 6, by Slattery 5. Wild pitches— 
Plaisted 2, Slattery 2. Passed balls— Haines 1. Time — 
2h. 30m. Umpire— Kelley. 

Andover, 9; Bowdoin, 1. 
Bowdoin met the strongest team she has played 
this season at Andover, June 6th. Bowdoin fielded 
as well as her opponents, but were unable to bat 
Paige with any effect, while Plaisted was hit quite 
hard. The score : 

ANDOVER. 

A.B. B. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Barnes, s.s 4 2 1 2 

Burgess, r.f., 4 2 2 

Hazen, 2b 4 1.2 2 5 1 1 

Greenway, l.f., .... 5 1 1 3 4 

Drew, c 4 2 2 2 8 2 1 

Bement, 3b., 4 1 10 

Letton, lb 4 2 3 7 1 

Paige, p., 4 2 2 3 1 2 1 

Simmons, c.f., .... 4 1 1 1 

Totals 37 9 12 16 27 7 5 

BOWDOIN. 

A.B. B. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Sykes, 2b., 4 1 1 6 2 1 

Hull, l.f., 4 2 2 

Williams, 3b 4 1 



Chapman, c.f 3 3 

Plaisted, p., 4 1 1 1 1 

Bodge, r.f 3 1 

Anderson, lb., .... 4 1 1 6 1 

Leighton, s.s 3 1 1 3 1 

Haines, c, 2 1 8 3 2 

Totals, 31 1 4 4 27 12 5 

Earned runs — Andover 2. Two-base hits — Letton, 
Paige. Three-base hit — Greenway. Double play— Paige, 
Letton, Bement. Base on balls— off Plaisted 3, off Paige 
2. Struck out— by Plaisted 7, by Paige 6. Passed balls— 
Haines 3, Drew 1. Time of game— lh. 55m. Umpire— 
Glynn, of Andover. 

Batting Aveeages of the Base-Ball Team. 

Fairbanks 366 

Plaisted, 333 

Sykes, 323 

Chapman, 317 

Williams, 307 

Leighton 288 

Bodge, 272 

Haines 224 

Hull, 220 

Anderson, 214 

Soule, 125 

Allen 066 

Coburn, 416 

The medal for best batter on the second nine 
was secured by Dane, '96. 

SOPHOMORE-FRESHMAN RACE. 
There was the usual large crowd along the river 
to witness the class boat race on Ivy Day morning. 
It proved an easy victory for the Sophomore crew, 
though '97 rowed a plucky race and finished in good 
form. The '96 crew won by about three lengths in 
just 7 minutes 25 seconds better than the time of 
the last year's winner. The Sophomores were happy 
over their second victory of the week over the 
Freshmen. The crowd was entertained before the 
race by some lively class rushes, and the usual 
cheers and yells. The crews were made up as 
follows : 

'96 Ckew. 

Weight. Position. 

C. E. Baker. 172 Bow. 

J. H. Libby. 161 No. 3. 

C. M. Brown. 168 No. 2. 

Robert Newbegin. 172 Stroke. 

'97 Crew. 

C. S. Sewall. 165 Bow. 

H. B. Rhines. 185 No. 3. 

F. A. Thompson. 160 No. 2. 

J. M. Shute. 169 Stroke. 

Referee, Dr. Whittier. Judges, Prof. Robinson 
and Prof. Woodruff. Starter, A. L. Dennison, '95. 



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TENNIS TOURNAMENT. 

The Intercollegiate Tenuis Tournament, held in 
Portland, beginning June 6th, resulted in Bowdoin's 
taking first place in singles and first in doubles, 
while the Southard cup for second place went to 
Heywood, of Maine State College, after a hard- 
fought contest with Pettigrew, of Bates. Frank 
Dana, last year's champion, again proved to be too 
much for his opponents, while he and Pickard won 
first place in doubles, giving Bowdoin final posses- 
sion of the beautiful silver trophy, her representa- 
tives having won it for three successive years. 

Dana, '96, made a hard fight for second place in 
singles, and played some fine tennis. The first 
match in which Bowdoin figured, between Dana, '94, 
and Heywood, resulted in the former winning two 
sets, 6-4, 9-7. The next match was between Dana 
and Hilton. The score was 5-8, 6-2, 6-1. Dana, 
'94, beat Dana, '96, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Dana and Fogg 
beat Foss and Beuy, of Colby, 6-4, 6-4. Dana, '94, 
and Pickard, '94, beat Dana, '96, and Fogg, '96, in 
the most interesting match of the whole tourna- 
ment. The score was 6-4, 2-6, 9-7. Dana, '94, 
played steadily in the finals in singles against Petti- 
grew, of Bates, and won the match, 6-1, 6-1, 7-5. 

The first match for the Southard cup, offered for 
second place in singles, was played by Dana, '96, 
and Heywood. The latter won, 6-0, 6-4. In the 
finals for second place, Heywood defeated Pettigrew, 
and the cup went to Maine State College. 

The finals in doubles, between Pickard and 
Dana and Heywood and Gibbs, were very interest- 
ing. The score was 6-1,5-7,6-4. The work of 
Dana was the feature of this match. The players 
to a man were delighted with the Portland Athletic 
Club and the hospitality of its members. It is to 
be hoped that the tournament can be held there 
annually, and it is possible that some such arrange- 
ment may be made. 

ANNUAL FIELD MEET OF THE ATHLETIC 
ASSOCIATION. 

The Field Meet of the Athletic Association was 
held at the Topsham Fair Grounds on the afternoon 
of June 14th. '95 won the cup with 54 points, '96 
won 40 points, '97 30 points, 94 6 points, and the 
Medics received 13. The contest was a very suc- 
cessful one. Seven records were broken and much 
excitement was manifested among the classes. 

The officers of the day were as follows : Referee, 
Prof. F. E. Woodruff; Judges at Finish, Prof. L. A. 
Lee, Prof. G. T. Files, W. B. Mitchell, A.B. ; Timers, 
H. J. Given, W. W. Thomas, Howard Stackpole ; 



Starter, Prof. F. N. Whittier; Judge of Walking, 
H. A. Ross; Clerk of the Course, H. L. Fairbanks; 
Scorer for Track Events, J. C. Minot ; Field Judges, 
Fogg, '96, Hoyt Moore ; Measurers, B. L. Bryant, 
W. F. Haskell; Scorer for Field Events, F. W. 
Pickard ; Manager Athletic Association, J. W. 
Crawford. 

TRACK EVENTS. 
440- Yards Dash. 
Record held by F. L. Talbot, '87—52 seconds. 
Won by Wiley, '95; second, Remick, '97; third, 
Mitchell, '96. Record, 57 seconds. 
Half-Mile Bun. 
Record held by G. F. Freeman, '90—2 minutes 
11 seconds. Won by Lord, '95; second, Andrews, 
'96 ; third, Brett, '97. Record, 2.20. 

Two-Mile Safety Bicycle Bace. 
Won by Colby, Med. ; Second, Lyford, '96; third, 
Littlefield, '94. Record— 6.55. 

100-Yards Dash. 
Won by MacMillan, '97; second, Borden, Med.; 
third, Doherty, '95. Record, 10£. 
Mile Bun. 
Record held by G. B. Sears, '90—4.56. Won by 
Soule, '95; second, Purnell, '97; third, Remick, 
'97. Record, 4.524. 

120- Yards Hurdle. 
Won by Home, '97 ; second, Lord, '95; third, 
Ordway, '96. Record, 174 seconds. 
Mile Walk. 
Record held by H. E. Henderson, '79 — 8.25, 
Won by Thomas, '94; second, Warren, '96; third, 
Purnell, '97. Record, 7.56. 

220- Yards Hurdle. 
Won by Home, '97 ; second, Doherty, '95; third. 
Shaw, '95. Record, 28i seconds. 
Two-Mile Bun. 
Record held by L. F. Soule, '95— 10.55J. Won 
by Soule, '95; second, Clough, '96; third, Brett, 
'97. Record, 10.51. 

220- Yards Dash. 
Won by Andrews ; second, Doherty ; third, 
Shaw. Record, 244 seconds. 

FIELD EVENTS. 
Pole-Vault. 
Record held by L. Prentiss, '89 — 9 feet 3 inches. 
Won by Bates, '96 ; second, MacMillan, '97 ; thirdj 
Smith and Haskell, '96, tied. Record, 8 feet 6 inches. 
Putting 16-Pound Shot. 
Record held by G. L. Kimball, '95—33 feet 3 
inches. Won by Bates ; second, Kimball ; third, 
White. Record, 35 feet 6^ inches. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Running High Jump. 
Kecord held by J. H. Bates— 5 feet 3 inches. 
Won by Borden, Med ; second, Bates, '96 ; third, 
Smith, '96. Record, 5 feet 7£ inches. 

Throwing IB-Pound Hammer. 
Record held by G. L. Kimball— 89 feet. Won 
by Kimball, '95 ; second, Bates, '96 ; third, French, 
'95. Record, 95 feet 2 inches. 

Running Broad Jump. 
Record held by A. M. Jones, '93—19 feet 94 
inches. Won by French, '95 ; second, Lord, '95 ; 
third, Stearns, '97. Record, 20 feet 4 inches. 
One Mile Class Team Relay Race. 
Won by '95; second, '96. Record, 3.38J. 
Kuowlton, Stubbs, Mitchell, Shaw, and French 
ran on the victorious team. The Freshman team 
dropped out at the half. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

B. L. Bryant, '95, Managing Editor. 

J. C. Minot, '96, Assistant Managing Editor. 

G. T. Ordway, '96, Business Manager. 

H. W. Thayer, '95. A. L. Churchill, '95. 

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CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIV., No. 5.-July i, 1894. 

Editorial Notes 71 

Commencement Exercises: 

Baccalaureate Sermon by President Hyde 72 

Junior Prize Speaking 77 

Class Day 77 

Oration 77 

Poem 80 

Under the Thorudike Oak 82 

Opening Address 82 

Class History 83 

Class Prophecy 87 

Parting Address 89 

Smoking the Pipe ot Peace 90 

Class Ode 90 

Cheering the Halls 91 

Dance on the Green 91 

Commencement Exercises 91 

The Youth of Man (Goodwin Commencement Prize)... 91 

The Ideal Physician (Medical Class Oration) 93 

Honorary Appointments 95 

President's Keeeption 95 

Maine Historical Society 95 

Meeting of the Board of Trustees 96 

The Alumni Association 96 

Awards and Prizes 96 

Phi Beta Kappa 96 

Centennial Exercises 97 

Anniversary Dinner 97 

Class Reunions 99 

Fraternity Reunions 100 

Coi.legii Tabula 100 

Personal 101 

In Memoriam 101 

College World .102 




Bowdoin's great week has come and 
gone. Its first century, whose grand record 
can never perish, is in the past, and now it 
stands at the opening of a new era, not only 
of time but of more important and more sig- 
nificant things. Its present is rich in progress 
and prosperity, and its future teems with the 
brightest prospects. How loyal are the sons 
of old Bowdoin, as is shown by the immense 
gathering of last week, and the enthusiasm 
with which the centennial celebration was 
carried to a successful close ! What an inspi- 
ration it was to be on the campus through 
the scenes of last week, and to hear those 
eloquent eulogies of old Bowdoin in the 
church and tent! Our love for our Alma 
Mater can but be deepened as we resolve to 
do our share toward making the new century 
worthy the past one. Since the college is to 
publish an account of the centennial celebra- 
tion, including the oration, poem, and other 
exercises, the Orient does not attempt the 
impossible, namely, to do justice to this great 
occasion. It gives, as usual in the commence- 
ment number, a full account of Class Day, 
the graduation exercises and other events of 
the closing week of the year, but does not 
attempt to give more than an outline and 
summary of the elaborate exercises which 



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celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of 
the incorporation of the college. Another 
year, and that the greatest in Bowdoin's his- 
tory, has closed, and as we separate for the 
summer the Orient wishes a happy vacation 
to all. May our loved brothers of '94, who 
have severed forever active connection with 
Bowdoin, have smooth seas and prospering 
winds as they start on the voyage of life, and 
may those of the other classes all return in 
I September to begin the work of another year 
and to welcome the large class of '98. 



OLL desiring extra numbers of this issue 
/-'•of the Orient can obtain them by 
addressing Byron Stevens, Brunswick, Me. 



"OOWDOIN owes a deep debt of gratitude 
•'-' to the Leiviston Journal for its magnifi- 
cent centennial number, with its twenty pages 
of Bowdoin matter and its one hundred illus- 
trations. Such newspaper enterprise helps 
the college, the state, and the paper. 



Baccalaureate Sermon by Presi- 
dent Hyde. 

Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate 
and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and 
many be they that enter in thereby. For narrow is the 
gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and 
few be they that find it.— Matthew vii., 13-14. 

The world to-day boasts its emancipation from 
the doctrines of arbitrary predestination, limited 
atonement, exclusive election of a favored few to 
everlasting joy, and the wholesale condemnation of 
the great majority to eternal punishment. Justice 
in God, though grander in its sweep, must be essen- 
tially akin to what is just in man. God's mercy, too, 
though deeper, cannot be less tender than mercy as 
we know it in gentle human hearts. God's reason, 
though it bind all the forces of the universe together 
in indissoluble bonds, cannot be less reasonable and 
fair than the rationality of human science and 
philosophy. God's reason and justice and mercy 
may infinitely transcend the comprehension of our 
finite minds. Yet in no respect can these qualities 



in God be contradictory to these same qualities 
in man. Absurdity, injustice, hard-heartedness, 
caprice are incredible attributes of God. And the 
system of theology which attributes such qualities 
to Him, is discredited in the minds of all just and 
merciful and reasonable men. 

To free theology from these intolerable burdens 
has been the latest triumph of progressive religious 
thought. It has carried the almost unanimous con- 
viction of the rising generation of candid and 
inquiring minds; and has even won for itself at last 
rightful recognition in quarters where the harsh 
dogmas of an absurd and irrational tradition were 
supposed to be intrenched beyond the power of 
rational argument to disturb, or righteous indigna- 
tion to dislodge. Have we, then, banished law from 
the universe? Shall license reign supreme? May 
we then live as loosely as we please, trusting that 
in the sweet by and by a sentimental amnesty will 
scoop us up in all our worthlessness and sin and 
shame, and bear us to a ready-made blessedness 
and a freely bestowed beatitude provided for all 
who have been false and faithless in this present 
world? Not so. The only enactments that have 
been repealed are the unwarranted promulgations 
of comparatively recent theologians. Back of all 
that men may say or unsay, behind all the doctrines 
they may promulgate or retract, abide the everlast- 
ing laws of God. "When half gods go, the gods 
arrive." When you have rejected harsh and 
unreasonable dogmas, then for the first time you 
find the profound truth which in trying to reveal, 
they have concealed. Some of these laws we are 
just beginning to comprehend. Darwinism has 
shown us that the law of all life is, not the preser- 
vation of the ill-adapted many, but the survival of 
the fittest few. 

The outcome of the Darwinian doctrine of the 
survival of the fittest has been well summed up by 
a leading interpreter in the following sentence: 
"Existence is an apalling tragedy, with the universe 
for its scene, and for time the duration of geological 
ages; its characters are made up of that infinitude 
of individuals which constitute the organic world; 
but so full of horrors is the drama that most of the 
actors are cut down at their first entrance upon the 
stage, while those who escape are doomed to a 
never-ending struggle for life, in which only the 
strongest and best favored have any chance of 
reaching the second scene, that opens like the first, 
with mutual conflict, and all but mutual extermina- 
tion. All over Biology you find written these words 
of Jesus : Narrow is the gate and straitened is the 



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way that leadeth unto life, aud few be they that 
find it. This law that dooms to destruction millions 
of plant and animal forms, for every one victo- 
rious type that establishes its right to live, does not 
abruptly cease when you come to man, and enter 
the moral and spiritual sphere. Heaven is to be 
had on no easier terms than earth. It is not an 
orthodox theologian, but the most lucid and critical 
of modern literary men, Matthew Arnold, who says: 
"And will not then the immortal armies scorn 
The world's poor routed leavings ? or will they 
Who failed under the heat of this life's day- 
Support the fervors of the heavenly morn ? 

No, no. The energy of life may he 
Kept on after the grave, but not begun; 
And he who flagged not in the earthly strife, 

From strength to strength advancing — only he, 
His soul well-knit, and all his battles won, 
Mounts, and that hardly, to eternal life. 

The severest conflict after all is not against 
competing organisms for physical existence. It is 
against self, and the cosmic process as a whole, as 
Professor Huxley has so plainly pointed out in his 
recent Romanes Lecture. So tremendous are the 
forces arrayed against man in this combat against 
the cosmic process on which he tells us that all 
ethical process depends, that, as he says, " By the 
Tiber, as by the Ganges, ethical man admits that 
the cosmos is too strong for him ; and the attempts 
to escape from evil, whether by Buddhistic Nirvana 
or Stoic Apatheia, whether Indian or Greek, have 
ended in flight from the battle-field." 

I do not wish to impose on you an ignoble fear 
of what an arbitrary and tyrannical World Ruler 
may inflict on you in the hereafter. It is rather 
with a desire to have you realize the searching and 
severe condition of right living, here and now, 
always and everywhere, which a beneficent Provi- 
dence has ordained as the test of a man's worthi- 
ness to live, that I commed to your attention the 
words of our Lord : Enter ye in by the narrow 
gate : for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, 
that leadeth to destruction, and many be they that 
enter in thereby. For narrow is the gate, and 
straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few 
be they that find it. 

The Pythagoreans first stated the truth in phil- 
osophical form when, in the mathematical termin- 
ology peculiar to their school, they said, " virtue is 
finite, vice is infinite." They meant to indicate by 
this that in any given case there is only one precise, 
definite way to do right, while there are a thousand 
ways of doing wrong. Aristotle took up this insight 



and made it the basis of his doctrine that virtue is 
the mean between extremes. In every relation of 
life there is one course of conduct which best realizes 
the ideal of our well-being with reference to that 
relation. For example, there is a certain amount of 
food and drink that is best adapted to best maintain 
the vigor and vitality of the body. On either side 
of that happy mean lie the extremes of asceticism 
and of self-indulgence. "On this account," he says, 
"it is a hard thing to be good. Thus any one can 
give money away or speud it : but to do these things 
to the right person, to the right extent, at the right 
time, with the right object, and in the right manner 
is not what everybody can do, and is by no means 
easy ; and that is the reason why right doing is rare 
and praiseworthy and noble." The same thought 
is wrapped up in the New Testament word for sin. 
Hamartia means literally, a missing of the mark. 
Now the mark is a single point in space. All the 
rest of the universe is not the mark. Therefore 
there is only one adjustment of eye and arm aud 
hand that will enable the marksman to hit the 
mark. But there are ten thousand ways of missing 
it. Any fool can do that. And when a man boasts 
of his vices, and is proud of his immorality, he is like 
a man who should go out upon the ball-ground, and 
glory in showing off how wildly he could throw, and 
how far he could come from throwing the ball to 
the precise point where it was wanted. 

Or to come directly to the figure used in our 
text. The road to life is narrow because there is 
after all only one line that represents the shortest 
distance between two points, only one direction 
which will lead from one point to another. And 
the road to destruction is broad, because the ways 
that do not lead to the desired point are innumer- 
able. 

In order to attain true spiritual life, each one of 
a host of appetites and passions must be taken in 
hand, regulated, guided and controlled, and made 
subservient to the main end of life. The path to 
life is like a road from which at every point other 
roads are leading oft'. At the starting point, there 
are the physical appetites of hunger and thirst. 
You resist the temptation to turn aside into the 
broad ways of drunkenness and gluttony, and push 
forward on the strait way of self-control in food 
and drink. A little farther on the reproductive 
instincts develop. The roads of licentiousness are 
exceeding broad, and the destruction to which they 
lead is swift and terrible. And the path that leads 
to life is the strait and narrow way of chastity. By 
inability to control these fundamental animal appe- 



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tites the coarser and baser types of men are weeded 
out and banished from the ranks of decency and 
self-respect. The necessity to work opens up broad 
ways of indolence by which it may be shirked, and 
poverty and want are the end in which these roads 
of laziness converge. The way to life lies along the 
rugged heights of honest industry. The possession 
of money again points out broad ways in which the 
spendthrift may waste his substance on the one 
hand, or the miser may shrivel up his soul upon the 
other. The way to life leads through the narrow 
gate of a wise and generous economy. 

The necessity to buy and sell is a junction from 
which branch off innumerable roads of fraud and 
misrepresentation. Through the narrow gate of 
strict honesty our wayfarer must press. 

One does not travel far without meeting enmity, 
misrepresentation, jealousy, treachery. These prov- 
ocations all point to revenge, retaliation, bitterness, 
and hate as the easiest and most natural roads to 
take in opposition to these antagonistic forces. 
He who will press on to life, however, must pass by 
all these ways of angry self-assertion, and take the 
straitened way of forbearance, long-suffering and 
charity. Seventy times seven may be the provoca- 
tions. As often must he resolutely confine his 
footsteps to the strait path of love, which under all 
circumstances seeks the highest good of every fellow- 
man with whom he has to deal. Where rebuke and 
correction are needed, these must be given without 
malice or wrath. Where suffering caused by 
another's sin must be borne, it must be endured 
without repining and without resentment. At this 
point you see the way of life becomes exceeding 
strait. Frequent are the falls even of the most 
faithful, at this stage. 

Along this way of life lie many a wounded and 
suffering brother. To pass by on the other side, 
like the Priest and the Levite, is to depart altogether 
from the narrow way. For this way is not broad 
enough to permit one to evade close contact and 
helpful sympathy with our unfortunate and waylaid 
brothers. Not until in pure compassion, you have 
bound up the wounds of your stripped and beaten 
brother, and poured in the oil and wine of sym- 
pathy and encouragement ; not until you have set 
him upon his own beast of self-supporting, self- 
respecting industry, and provided a future to which 
he can look forward with hope, and on which you 
can think with satisfaction; — not until then may 
you pass this poor brother, without thereby being 
yourself thrust out of this road which is so narrow 



that unless love draw them close together no two 
can meet or pass each other on it. 

Then comes marriage and the creation of the 
new family life. This indeed should be the brightest 
and sweetest part of life's whole journey; and here 
the pathway widens so that another may share its 
joys and sorrows, its temptations and its triumphs. 
And yet though wider, the pathway is not so wide 
but that two who will walk thus united in the way 
of life must be very closely bound together in bonds 
of mutual esteem and love. Selfishness, censorious- 
ness, self-indulgence, self-will are more fatal here 
than elsewhere, and thorny, treacherous and troubled 
are the paths which branch out into alienation, 
antagonism, separation and divorce, from this point 
where first our way of life widens just enough to 
suffer two loving hearts to walk in it abreast. There 
is room enough for two in the pathway, but only on 
one condition. These two must be so closely bound 
together in mutual fidelity and helpfulness and love, 
that the two, in purpose, iuterest, and aim, are 
really one. 

Society and the state seem at first sight to mark 
a broadening in the narrow way. The true citizen, 
the man of genuine public spirit, is called upon con- 
stantly to go out of his little, petty, private life; to 
live for others and for all; to undertake tasks and 
to assume responsibilities, not for his own private 
interests, but for the public good. And the man who 
does not open hand and heart freely ; who does not 
give of time and money generously to his public and 
political duties; — that man, no matter how excellent 
his personal character, or how numerous his private 
virtues; that man, in turning his back upon his 
social duties, turns his back at the same time on 
life, on heaven, on God. Into this public life every 
true, brave man must enter, according to his capacity 
and opportunity ; but having entered it, he will not 
find it so broad a way as it at first appears. Under 
the form of public service it is so easy to hide the 
meanest and basest forms of self-seeking; under the 
guise of public spirit it is so easy to cloak a selfish 
ambition, that probably there is no sphere of life 
that tries men's souls so searchingly; no place where 
the gate of righteousness is so exceeding narrow, 
and the way of duty so very straitened, and the 
number of those who walk in it uprightly and con- 
sistently, so extremely few, as in this path of public 
service. 

Suppose, however, all these stages safely past. 
You are not yet at the goal. When you have almost 
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to plunge down into hell. You have passed the 
mauy turning points successfully, where others have 
gone astray. You have conquered obstacles to 
which your weaker fellow-travellers have yielded. 
You are still in the strait way; though multitudes 
have turned aside to destruction at every point. Is 
not this a good point at which to stop and look back ? 
Shall we not rejoice that we have escaped what has 
befallen so many of our fellows ? Shall we not now 
thank God that we are not as other men? 

This is the most critical point in the whole jour- 
ney. This is where Scribe and Pharisee fall out. 

" Whea the soul, growing clearer, 
Sees God no nearer; 
When the soul, mounting higher, 
To God comes no nigher; 
But the arch-fiend pride 
Mounts at her side, 
Foiling her high emprise, 
Sealing her eagle eyes, 
And, when she fain would soar, 
Makes idols to adore, 
Chaugiug the pure emotion 
Of her high devotion, 
To a skin-deep sense 
Of her own eloquence; 
Strong to deceive, strong to enslave." 

Nowhere is the gate more narrow and the way 
more strait than at this last point; No swelling 
pride, no bloated conceit, no complacent satisfac- 
tion at one's own superior virtue can enter here. 
Only meekness, and lowliness, and self-forgetful- 
ness and true humility can pass through this nar- 
rowest of gates, and on up the most straitened 
portion of the way as it winds up the heights to the 
divine and the eternal life. 

Thus in thought have we traversed this strait 
and narrow way. We have stopped only at the 
principal stations. At each of these we have seen 
broad roads leading off to destruction on either 
hand. If time had permitted us to stop at each 
way-station we should have found at each one of 
them little by-paths of mean self-indulgencies,petty 
vices, secret sins, nameless abuses, by which one by 
one in secrecy and solitude souls may sneak off 
unobserved to corruption, decay and death. The 
number of these ways is absolutely infinite, as the 
Pythagoreans rightly said. There is only one way 
of life ; and that leads straight through all these 
multitudinous temptations. A single one of these 
ten thousand sins will lead to destruction. Ten 
thousand victories are necessary to bring a soui 
to life. Like the warrior famous for fight, you 
must win every battle or you are defeated in the 



end. So searching and severe are the conditions of 
the moral and spiritual life of man. Such in plain 
terms are the facts of the ethical lifo, which find fit 
expression in the figurative declaration of our Lord ; 
" Wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth 
to destruction, and many be they that enter in 
thereby. For narrow is the gate, and straitend the 
way, that leadeth unto life, and few be they that 
find it." 

In so arduous and perilous a journey one needs a 
strength, a steadiness, an inspiration greater than 
his own. A mere individualistic ethics, whether of 
the Stoic or Epicureau type, is utterly inadequate. 
A bloodless ascetic may escape the grosser tempta- 
tions of the flesh by the cold light of pure reason. 
An impulsive, genial spirit will often fulfill his social 
obligations by the mere instinct of good-nature and 
good-fellowship. But the ascetic is a poor member 
of society : and the good fellow of society is in dan- 
ger of being betrayed by appetite and passion into 
acts which in their results to others are most cruel 
and uukind, and to his own character most shame- 
ful and degrading. 

And so the profounder ethical systems have 
sought to impart an added strength to the individual 
by taking him up into a larger whole. To this end 
Plato draws up the outlines of his ideal Republic ; 
and proposes to force upon the suppressed and 
downtrodden individual an artificial and arbitrary 
conformity to the requirements of the state. Plato 
was right in affirming that the realization of the 
individual can be found only in his organic relation- 
ship to the larger life of which he is to be an 
obedient member. Plato failed in so far as he 
attempted to construct out of his own brain the 
principles of the ideal social order, and proposed to 
enforce the laws of this society upon the individual, 
at the expense of those rights and relationships in 
which the whole worth of the individual, and ulti- 
mately the whole strength of society, must consist. 

Aristotle declares the same great truth that the 
righteousness of the individual must be found in 
the relationship which he maintains to a larger and 
higher order; when he declares that man is by 
nature a social or political animal. Yet though he 
appeals to history rather than to speculation as the 
source of that ideal order ; and founds his system 
upon existing facts rather than upon ideal fancies ; 
for that very reason the Aristotelian ideal is limited 
by the narrow and imperfect condition of human 
society which prevailed in his day. 

In the Aristotelian state there is no redress for 
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the adequate relief of the unfortunate; no redemp- 
tion for the outcast and the lost. 

The principle of Aristotle, the same essentially as 
the principle of Plato, is the absolute and the eternal 
truth, that the individual can walk the narrow way 
of righteousness only in so far as he accepts not pri- 
vate, but public good as his standard, and makes 
not selfish satisfaction but social service the prin- 
ciple of conduct. Aristotle failed because, although 
he widened the range of relationship and duty, he 
did not make it universal and world-wide. There 
remained human interests which his scheme did not 
embrace; forms of social service for which it did 
not call; heights of aspiration, depths of sacrifice, 
for which it offered no motive and made no appeal. 

Christ saw the infinite difficulty of the righteous 
life not less but more clearly than Stoic or Epicu- 
rean, Plato or Aristotle. He did not seek to evade 
the problem as the Stoics did by withdrawing into 
the narrow citadel of self, and maintaining there a 
stolid indifference to the attacks of evil from with- 
out. It was not to save himself, but to save others, 
that he came. He did not smother the problem as 
the Epicureans did in selfish indulgence, and the 
determination to win for himself and his few friends 
a tranquil and comfortable existence, at any cost. 
Not to be ministered unto, but to minister : not to 
enjoy himself in the select circle of a favored few, 
but to give his life a ransom for many, was his aim. 
In principle, Christ was one with Plato and Aristotle 
in the profounder doctrine that he who will save 
his life shall lose it, and that only he that will 
lose the life of selfish individuality can find the 
true life of organic union with the social and spir- 
itual whole. Though oue with them in principle, 
however, he transcended them both in the applica- 
tion he made of it. The objective social order to 
which he called the individual to surrender was not 
a constitution drawn up by the insight of a philos- 
opher, to be enforced by the sword of the soldier 
upon the helpless mass of artisans: it was not any 
one of the existing kingdoms of this world, with 
its inheritance of caste, and privilege, and exclu- 
siveness : it was nothing less than the universal 
kingdom of God, of which the one law is love; into 
which every child capable of receiving the love of 
God and giving that same love out again in service 
to others, might enter freely and on equal terms. 

So multitudiuous are man's temptations, so 
easily besetting are our sins, that the mere interest 
a man takes in his own soul is not strong enough to 
conquer them. He must get out of himself, or he 
goes to destruction. He must find something higher, 



larger, nobler than himself to love and serve, to 
live and die for, or he is lost. It is the glory of the 
great Greeks that they saw that truth ; and stated 
the problem of personal morality in the larger terms 
of the republic, and the essentially social nature of 
man. 

Christianity takes their conclusion as its start- 
ing point; faces the larger problem as they stated 
it ; and gives it not another abstract and partial 
answer in additiou to the answers they had given, 
but once for all the final and universal answer: 
that man can find his salvation and his life in noth- 
ing short of absolute surrender, supreme devotion 
to the universal will of God, broadly conceived 
as including the progressively unfolding righteous- 
ness and blessedness of man. Receive this love of 
God, this devotion to all good, into your hearts and 
lives ; take upon you the yoke of service of every 
divine principle and the burden of support to every 
just and generous human cause, and iu that way 
aud that way alone you will find the yoke of virtue 
easy and the burden of duty light. 

Members of the Graduating Class: We have 
been studying together these past weeks the prob- 
lem of the moral life; and we found that in order to 
solve the problem of personal morality we had to 
look beyond ourselves, and consider the claims and 
interests of society of which we are inseparable 
members. So ethics led to social philosophy. And 
here again we found that social institutions are not 
fixed and final facts, from which we can deduce 
ultimate and unchanging laws; but that these are 
in process of evolution; and what is right to-day 
may expand into higher demands and loftier duties 
to-morrow. Here we find the need of a higher will, 
the same yesterday, to-day and forever, presiding 
over all the changing phases of human evolution 
and impelling man onward to ever fresh conquests 
over nature, ever new forms of social organization, 
ever higher ideals of individual culture and char- 
acter. 

To the good guidance of that higher Will the 
college commends you all to-day. If you try to 
walk through life alone, you are sure to go astray 
into these broad ways that lead to destruction. If 
you seek guidance simply in philosophy and make 
social service your ultimate aim, you will be confused 
and distracted by the conflicting theories and rival 
causes that will claim your allegiance. Deeper than 
yourselves, higher than your social environment, 
you need the divine guidance, the Christlike exam- 
ple, the Spirit's inspiration. Let me repeat now, 
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these past weeks. The only way to be morally 
sound is to be socially serviceable ; and the only 
way to be socially serviceable and reliable when 
strains and crises come, is to put yourself once for 
all into frank, reverent, obedient relation to the 
absolute and perfect will of God, revealed in Jesus 
Christ, and interpreted and perpetuated by the 
Holy Spirit dwelling in regenerated human hearts, 
and animating all beneficent human institutions. 
The only practical way to be good is to try to make 
the world better; and the only sure and steady way 
to make the world better, is to hold communion 
with the Best, with the Supreme Good, with God. 

That you may be rooted and grounded iu loyalty 
and love to the Absolute and the Eternal ; and thus 
may be kept steadfast in the strait and narrow 
way ; and so may enter into the noble and the 
blessed life ; — this is for you all the College's part- 
ing desire and prayer. 



Junior Prize Speaking. 

MEMORIAL HALL was crowded on the 
evening of June 25th at the Junior 
Prize Speaking. The parts were all well 
rendered. Following is the programme : 
The Puritans. — Macaulay. 

Guy B. Mayo, Smethport, Pa. 
Valley Forge. — Brown. John S. French, Norway. 
Laska. — Desprez. Allen L. Churchill, Houlton. 

The New South. — Grady. 

Ralph T. Parker, Lebanon. 
First Predicted Eclipse of the Sun. — Mitchell. 

Arthur H. Stetson, Bath. 
The South and Her Problems. — Grady. 

George L. Kimball, Waterford. 
Claudius and Cynthia. — Thompson. 

Bert L. Bryant, Lowell, Mass. 
The American Flag. — Beecher. 

William M. Ingraham, Portland. 
Ride Through the Valley of Death.— King. 

George C. Webber, Auburn. 
Tribute to Conkling. — Ingersoll. 

Thomas V. Doherty, Houlton. 
The Unknown Speaker. — Anon. 

Hoyt A. Moore, Ellsworth. 
The first prize was awarded to George C. 
Webber of Auburn, and the second prize to 
Ralph T. Parker of Lebanon. The judges 
were Messrs. Foss, Mosher and Melcher, class 
of '76. 



Committee : B. L. Bryant, T. V. Doherty, 
W. M. Ingraham. 



Class Day. 

Officeks of 1894. 

President, E. H. Sykes. 

Marshal, H. A. Ross. 

The morning exercises were held in Me- 
morial Hall. The Seniors marched in, led 
by their marshal. Music was furnished by the 
Salem Cadet Band. After the opening prayer 
by Norman McKinnon, President Sykes intro- 
duced George A. Merrill, who delivered the 
following oration. 

Class-Day Oration. 

By Gr. A. Merrill. 

In the history of Europe, no events stand out 
more clearly from its dim background of petty trials 
and triumphs than the crusades. Whenever they 
are mentioned they awaken in every mind thoughts 
of romance and chivalry. In imagination one can 
see those long lines of knights, clad in the armor of 
the middle ages — their burnished shields reflecting 
the noon-day sun — their long plumes waving in the 
breeze, while here and there, mounted on armed 
chargers, are the leaders of these hostsj by noble 
example inspiring confidence in their men, and 
giving them courage to meet the difficulties before 
them. They knew not the perils that awaited them, 
of the privations they would suffer from heat and 
hunger and disease ; yet some, to a slight degree at 
least, realized the risk and danger of their journey. 
They might not see their native land again ; they 
might die before accomplishing their end. What, 
then, was the force that impelled them to make such 
a sacrifice? One thing explained all. That red cross 
upon the breast of each crusader was Ihe sign of a 
vow he had taken to wrest from the hands of infidels 
the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem. For this, he was 
willing to renounce his wealth, his home, his life if 
need be. Some there were, no doubt, who were 
influenced by less worthy motives — ambitious thoughts 
of gain and personal honor; but the great spirit that 
moved them as one grand whole was reverent cour- 
age and devotion to a holy cause. 

The first crusade is one long story of successes 
and defeats, of plunder and cruel bloodshed, and of 
the final capture of Jerusalem. The crusaders' 
triumph was signalized by one of the most wanton 
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with the Turks, who had so often harrassed and 
betrayed them, taught them to have no mercy when 
once their enemies were within their power. But the 
privations of their journey had reduced the magnifi- 
cent army of half a million to only a few thousand 
men. For ninety years Jerusalem was governed by 
Christian rulers. The fierce Turk and the Egyptian, 
however, were not so easily subdued. The next 
century was the scene of many attempts to win again 
the Holy Sepulchre and of as many ignominious 
failures. 

A wild and fanatical superstition, a foolish delu- 
sion — some will say. Yes, but consider the time 
when these people lived. It was an age of mental 
darkness, when physical warfare was about all that 
absorbed the attention of men. The spirit and con- 
ditions of society demanded an active, practical life, 
giving no time for intellectual and spiritual growth. 
Religion was not much more in the minds of those 
war-scarred veterans than a superstitious devotion. 
The Pope at Rome was looked upon as the highest 
spiritual authority upon earth, and when he spoke, 
all the world listened. It is no wonder, then, that 
when the call to action came from such a source, and 
no checks of reason arose, such as would invariably 
be suggested to the most ordinary minds in a more 
enlightened period, kings and princes, knights of 
the noblest rank, responded with the highest loyalty, 
and with implicit faith in the success of their enter- 
prise. 

Such devotion, such sacrifice of personal interests 
to a remote object, demands respect and admiration 
in whatever age or by whatever persons exhibited. 
The crusades called forth all classes, and aroused the 
attention of the most radically differing characters. 
On the one hand we see Tancred, Richard the Lion- 
Hearted, and Godfrey of Bouillon, men of the most 
warlike and chivalrous natures, while on the other 
we see Peter the hermit, and St. Bernard, poor 
monks schooled by the cloister and the severest rites 
of the Romish church. Here, too, we find enrolled 
as the leader of a fierce, warlike band, that king, 
beloved by his followers, and remembered by all for 
his life of piety — the sainted Louis IX of France. 

Observe, too, what wonderful results were brought 
about by these holy wai-s. All nations were interested 
in them. They bound together in common purpose 
England, Germany, France and Italy. They brought 
the West into touch with the East, leading gradually 
to an interchange of thought and awakening of the 
human intellect, to which we owe all that distin- 
guishes our modern civilization from the religious 
and political systems of the middle ages. 

The days of chivalry are passed. Free from war 



and surrounded by all that contributes to the ease 
and refinement of an enlightened civilization, we 
are apt to forget the fierce earnestness and intense 
zeal of these old crusaders. But examine the history 
of the world since the beginning of the Christian 
era; inquire into the demands of the present age, 
and see if there have not been and are not now calls for 
loyal men and women to don the cross of consecra- 
tion and to enter the ranks of crusading armies. At 
all times there are worthy objects to strive for, and 
as they appeal to and call into service the noblest 
hearts, there are crusades now as truly and even 
more truly than those fierce wars of the twelfth and 
thirteenth centuries. 

True, the nature of the conflict has changed from 
age to age. Our Holy Sepulchre to-day is not the 
same as that which aroused the enthusiasm of those 
old warriors, seven centuries ago. With the excep- 
tion of a few isolated individuals, who have failed to 
catch the spirit of modern times, men are not now 
struggling for authority. They are not striving to 
subjugate the world. This spirit has long passed. 
Once the cry was for freedom — emancipation. It 
began far back in the past when the Rennaissance 
swept over Europe. Its culmination may be said to 
have been our own strike for liberty from the 
oppressions of England, and that mighty protest 
against tyranny — the French Revolution. A new 
spirit is beginning to dawn upon the world of 
religion, of politics, and of speculative thought — 
the spirit of reconstruction. 

Peace has come, but peace has its conflicts, even 
though this may seem a paradox. Just in so far as 
modern life is able to dispense with the rude methods 
of the past, to substitute machinery for hand labor, 
to maintain a system of arbitration instead of a 
system of war, just in so far are the opportunities 
for evil to creep into society becoming increased. 
The individual, in many of his relations, is fast 
becoming a slave to material things. The breach 
between the higher and lower classes tends to widen 
as the laborer is coming to recognize and assert his 
personal rights. Character is a rarer thing to find 
now among the masses of our citizens than it was a 
hundred years ago. To prevent these evils from 
spreading further and to avoid all like conditions in 
the future, there is need of strong, efficient service. 
Our Holy Sepulchre, then, the object for which all 
are striving, who see the tendency of the times and 
realize man's high calling, is to build up the charac- 
ter of the people — to implant in them the principle of 
true and noble living. 

Our crusades to-day are both individual and 
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own nature. Happier and wiser is he who is able to 
rule his own spirit than he who can take a city. 
They who join the general movement against the 
foes of society must carry on these private crusades, 
or they will not have the requisite spirit and strength 
to meet the difficulties of the larger warfare. 

A sin that has for thousands of years made sad 
havoc in society and is still working out its demoral- 
izing effects upon the individual, is intemperance. 
Against this, as against a mighty fortress, modern 
crusaders must hurl their implements of war. The 
siege will necessarily be a long one, for the walls of 
this stronghold are thick and high. Organized force 
in the shape of the various temperance societies 
throughout the world, have been and are assailing 
with the mighty battering-ram of education, the 
weakest point in its long line of intrencbments. Only 
by a gradual process of educating public sentiment 
until it recognizes the inherent hostility between 
intemperance and public morals — until it realizes 
the inconsistency of Christian principles with the 
results of an African rum-trade, can this evil be 
rooted out from the social soil. 

Take away the saloon and what a transformation ! 
Many vices follow in its train. They are the effects 
of which it is the efficient cause. It is so inseparably 
connected with all forms of social evil, that one can 
scarcely imagine the result of its removal. 

But aside from social ills, there are defects in our 
system of government, especially in the large cities, 
which our crusaders must remove. Bribery and cor- 
ruption in all their varied forms are inconsistent 
with the character of a Christian nation. Such 
methods of action must fall sooner or later because 
they are not in accordance with that noble principle 
laid down by Kant, the truth of which has often been 
demonstrated — viz., that humanity should be treated 
always as an end and never as a means for some 
selfish purpose. More leaders like Dr. Parkhurst 
are needed to awaken public sentiment to a more 
active and effectual antagonism. Men, if they are 
true to themselves, will not, as in the days of 
Walpole, be regarded as mere machines, but rather 
as members in the organic whole of human society. 

Then, too, the superstitions and wrong ideas, so 
long imbedded in religious thought, constitute strong 
barriers that hold back our crusaders from the Holy 
Sepulchre. They must be overthrown by improved 
methods of warfare. 

In order to bring about these varied results much 
strategem must be resorted to. In the first place it 
is folly to attack some isolated point, with all the 
force at our command, and then, after it has been 
won, leaving it unguarded, to attack the next. Work 



must be carried on all along the line. It must be 
slow, but sure. Reform of any kind cannot be im- 
posed upon people by an outside force. It must 
grow out of existing conditions. So the good general 
is not discouraged if he does not see immediate 
results following his efforts, but is content to labor on, 
slowly and painfully, if need be, but faithful and 
confident of ultimate success. He may be called 
away before he can see light ahead ; but his labor is 
not lost. His brother general takes up the work 
where he has laid it down, and goes on to victory. 

It must be remembered, also, that, as no one but 
a foolish general would arrange his artillery far 
away from the fortress he wished to capture and 
discharge his shots into empty air, our armies to-da}' 
must draw near to their enemies and their struggle 
must be hand to hand. Words uttered from the 
pulpit of an exclusive church are of no avail as 
oifensive weapons. The University Settlement cru- 
sade has taught us that reform must be carried on, 
not from some distant and higher social centre, but 
among the people themselves. 

When one wishes to pour water into a glass, he is 
not obliged to first remove the air with a pump ; but, 
instead, he pours in the water, which, of itself, 
forces out the air. In like manner it is impossible to 
remove bodily any one of the social evils without 
putting something in its place. Take away a man's 
bad habits and furnish him with nothing to occupy 
his thoughts, and you have injured rather than helped 
him. "The last state of that man will be worse 
than the first." A truth brought out very clearly by 
Edward Everett Hale, in one of his temperance 
works, is, that if a person is to be reformed from 
an evil life, he must be given something to do for 
others in like circumstances with himself. 

The water that must be poured iuto the glass of 
society to drive out the air of wickedness is Chris- 
tianity — Christian education. This is what our cru- 
saders must furnish to their fellow-men in bondage. 
Filled with this "water of life," and free from the 
foul air of death, they, too, will assume the cross 
and fight manfully with us for the Holy Sepulchre. 

If we examine the qualities in those old crusaders, 
which are worthy of our imitation in carrying on 
these mightier modern wars, we find first among 
them that greatest of all traits of human character, 
physical and moral courage. Another quality, hardly 
less important, which, in all our conflicts with sin, 
must show itself in thought and action, is sacrifice of 
personal interests, or self-denial. Then, too, we 
must have, as they had, in a remarkable degree, 
inspiration and enthusiasm in our work — an exalted 
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Such qualities, guided by an enlightened insight into 
the ways and means of accomplishing our ends, can- 
not fail to finally win for us the Holy Sepulchre. 

But these were qualities, also, in those champions 
of the cross, which we must be careful to avoid. 
They were the qualities that, to a considerable degree, 
caused their overthrow. The greed and personal 
ambition, the recklessness and cruelty that charac- 
terized their career from beginning to end, are incon- 
sistent with the true purposes of modern life. The 
true man should feel that human society, in its 
broadest signification, has claims upon him personally 
and that the true end of his life should be to advance 
the interests of all his fellow-men. 

The closing years of this nineteenth century may 
well be characterized as the period of discontent and 
unrest. Proud as we may be of the high degree of 
civilization we have reached, confident as we may 
be of a brilliant future for humanity, we should 
nevertheless recognize that the world is yet very far 
from perfection. Perhaps the need of strong, positive 
natures to turn public thought and activity into the 
right channels was never more keenly felt than 
to-day. Men are becoming dissatisfied with old 
conditions and are longing for a new regime where 
the individual will have his rights more freely 
accorded to him and where society, as a whole, shall 
realize more clearly the duty it owes to its members. 
Classmates: We should realize, as young men 
who have been accorded the high privilege of four 
years' training here, that the responsibility for the 
rise or fall of the social life in the communities which 
we shall make our homes, will rest very largely with 
us. In every line of business there will be an 
opportunity to manifest that broad spirit of love 
toward all men which Christ came to inaugurate. In 
all our attempts at reform, we should be neither 
radical nor extremely conservative; remembering 
that no seheme for social betterment can be applied 
until the people are, to a certain extent, ready for it; 
and, on the other hand, that opposition is always one 
of the conditions of progress. It is by means of 
crusading armies composed entirely of men and 
women, consecrated to the beneficent purpose of 
uplifting humanity, that the results we desire are to 
be brought about. Our weapons are body, mind, 
and soul, the strength and health of youth. When 
these are all employed in such a noble cause, the 
help of God may always be relied upon; for it is 
His divine will, working through men, that is 
slowly but surely transforming the whole structure 
of society. 



After a selection by the band Mr. Andrews 
read the Class Poem. 

Class-Day Poem. 

By H. E. Andrews. 
'Tis said somewhere that nature's rule 

Will not bear out the estimates 
Of Fourier, who, grouping men 

In phalansteries — aggregates 

Each of a thousand souls — for each 
A poet planned ; 'twere wiser done 

To know her rule would hardly give 
A thousand phalansteries one ; 

And yet ('tis said) in countenance 
Of fortunate youth's prerogative, 

The college classes' laureate 
Kind nature never fails to give. 

They hail these marvellous laureates ! 

Who knows — so rarely they're indulged — 
But nature breaks another rule. 

And something new to them's divulged? 

Old waiting world ! You world on which 
A Plato's clapped the copyright ! 

Amongst these quoting laureates 
Is one original in sight ? 

Originality is rare. 

And probably you've little hope 
In all the numerous 'Ninety-fours 

To find again Platonic scope. 

You wait not for the something new ; 

You smile to see this A. B'ed youth 
Come strutting out of colleges 

As having apprehended truth ; 

And truth is mostly very old 

(Although new spirits fill each age) ; 

Then truth is long and puzzling, too ; 
Alas for the youth who feels so sage ! 

You bantering, skeptical old world, 
Jest on of youth's prerogative ! 

Even in his days of generous fire 
He learns how hard it is to live, 

Or, certainly, begins to learn ; 

Begins to mingle with conceit 
A doubt of you and of himself, 

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Less tried in life, more agile he 

To leap in dreams to large success ; 

More tried, less hopeful he to find 
One slow path up the ruggedness. 

And, Bowdoin, this we thank you for 
First of the wisdom you have taught ; 

You've bidden us to cease to dream, 
To quell conceit with honest thought. 

We came to you — as Freshmen come — 
We came to you untried indeed ; 

You send us forth, — not wholly tried — 
But told at least the trial's need. 

With you we've journeyed pleasantly 
But swiftly, Bowdoin, — you our guide 

Could point to only mightier facts 
That lay along on either side. 

So broad, so many are the realms 

We've passed with you, that, now the end 

Is come, we may not tell the world 
There's much of Truth we apprehend. 

Not puffed with idle pride are we, 

Not for our smattering elate ; 
A complex, deepened universe 

Confronts us as we graduate. 

The voices that have charmed the centuries 

Are sweet for thee. They pour their melodies 

Upon thy restless heart, and soothe it well ; 

They take thee from thy mood of pain to dwell 

Amid divinest things ; thy soul's release 

They bring and make it still with peace. 

Their songs are thine, oh Youth, thy heritage! 

And more has thou. For strength on many a page 

Awaits thee, written there by strongest souls 

Whom ages lean on, who have passed the goals 

The blinder life seeks ; from the far, clear height 

They see what meets not thy mist-shrouded sight ; 

Down to thee wandering in the cloud they call, 

Who toiled and wandered more than all 

Thou hast, and tell thee of sublimity. 

This call for thee. And even more for thee, — 

The world in which thou art, — all nature's gift 

The heavens above thee, and the hills that lift 

Their heads to them, — the sunset, and the light 

Of quiet stars to shine through all thy night, — 

The vistas of the woods, the majesty 

Of mountains, and the ceaseless murmuring sea. 

The still-returning miracle of spring 

Is thine; the winning, careless Aprils bring 

Arbutus sweet and fair anemones 

Into thy life ; the hills and fields and trees 



Grow glorious for thee by a spell still strange 

As if it were not old. Thy heart may change 

With earth, — thy weariness will be 

Transmuted by the wondrous alchemy 

Of apple-blossoms to so full content 

That thou will question what the dull word meant. 

Nature and song are thine, and wisdom's strength 
Awaits thee. Shall they through thy life's whole 

length 
Be wanting in the power to turn thy days 
To good — to put and keep thee in the ways 
Of reverence and service ? When they come 
To thee, who see'st not where truth is — art dumb 
With doubts, and blind, and, lifting thee 
To insight, show thee that which thou shouldst be, 
ls't not as if thy doubt had never been 
And thou henceforth must leave the god within? 
So strong is inspiration and the zeal 
Nobility arouses! Ah. youth, feel 
And greet the beauties of the universe 
Confronting thee, perhaps they will disperse 
Thy clouding doubts, now and again, but not 
Forever. Loving beauty, to thy lot 
Go forth, but know eternal zest 
For reverence and service, for the best — 
What thou shouldst seek — will not spring out of 

such, — 
That inspiration will not help thee much 
Which comes from these thy shallow insights. Truth, 
Thou hast not rightly apprehended youth ! 
'Tis thee the voices of the great and wise 
Are calling, thee the world is bidding rise, 
But not thee for thyself. Originality 
Thou cravest — for thyself; 'tis not for thee. 
Be thou content to be for truth a groove, 
Aud seek old truth that error may not move 
From past to future down thy life. But seek 
It never for thyself — a thing so weak 
Will not sustain thee ! On thy waters fling 
The planks of others' interests and cling 
To them. Nay, widely go through thy life's air 
Thy wings thy neighbor's smile, thy neighbor's care, 
Thy neighbor's smile — not for thyself — suppress 
That self! His smile for his own happiness. 

Go from these gates, and, in thy last farewell 

To pleasant places where thy young lot fell, 

Speak from the heart the love and gratitude 

Thou owest her, thy mother, so imbued 

With truth and patience to impart it. Say : 

I love thee, Bowdoin, mother, and the way 

Thou lov'st! Tell still thy sons this way ! Still bless 

Thy centuries with this unselfishness. 



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Under the Thorndike Oak. 
The programme for the afternoon exer- 
cises : 
Opening Address. F. W. Dana. 

MUSIC. 

Class History. T. C. Chapman, Jr. 

MUSIC. 

Class Prophecy. R. H. Hinkley, Jr. 

MUSIC. 

Parting Address. F. G. Farrington. 

MUSIC. 

The Seniors, in cap and gown, marched 
over to the oak, led by the band. When 
seated, the Opening Address was delivered 
by F. W. Dana. 

Opening Address. 

By Francis W. Dana. 

It is with feelings that we cannot express that 
we, as a class, draw now to the close of our college 
career. Rare, indeed, are the centennial occasions 
with which one is permitted to identify himself. 
When, therefore, my classmates, this Class Day 
shall live only in memory and maDy years have 
rolled by, we may point, with justifiable pride, to 
our connection with this centennial occasion, made 
sacred to-day by hallowed memories of the past 
and golden hopes for the future. As we stand 
beneath this old oak and gaze upon surroundings 
that have endeared themselves to us, thoughts rush 
in upon our minds that no words can express or 
even feebly embody. The illumined past rises 
before us and we dwell with lingering earnestness 
upon our noble past history. As we commune in 
memory with such men as Longfellow, Hawthorne, 
Cheever, and Pierce who, by the display of rare 
genius, have bestowed fame upon Bowdoin, and 
then pause to dwell upon the many who, in less 
public pursuits and quieter walks, have added 
dignity and worth to her name, we feel an inspi- 
ration which is like the gentle breathing in— not of 
promiscuous matter — but of some ever-living sub- 
stance. It will be impossible to carry with us 
through life any more helpful memories than these. 
May a single glance at this noble retrospect serve 
ever to strengthen them, encourage, inspire. 

With the thought that the class of '94 completes 
a glorious epoch in the history of Bowdoin, comes 
also the thought that it is the first class to step out 
into life upon a new epoch, whose infant form and 
character is entrusted to us. Let us, therefore, be 



careful, my classmates, what ideals we cherish. It 
is probably true that the ideals of early manhood 
are shrouded in mist, that they exist only in the 
deep undercurrents of consciousness. Tet let us 
take care that the ideal we have chosen does not 
float vaguely before us in the dim haze of abstrac- 
tion, that it be not a dream. Rather let us give it 
at once some external form, make it clear-cut and 
personal, and then, in its gradual development, 
give it character and dignity. Moreover, let us not 
hide it under a bushel, away from the world, but 
take it with us into life and draw from our fellow- 
ship with men that inspiration and support which 
we need. 

One further point I wish to emphasize, viz. : The 
college man's power of influence. Let us recognize, 
at the outset, the infinity of influence. Every phase 
of this world in which we live is encircled about 
with the magic halo of influence. A study of the 
operations of nature now in progress upon the 
earth's surface involves the geologist in nothing 
more than a study of the laws of iufluence relative 
to the formation of the earth's crust. The science 
of biology is engaged in the unraveling of these 
same laws of influence in their relation to life. The 
theory of evolution lacks completeness because of 
man's utter inability to trace back the laws of 
influence to their ultimate source. In short, every 
known science is engaged in the detection and con- 
firmation of these subtle, infallible laws which 
govern the universe and which are embodied in the 
single word— influence. But the finite cannot com- 
prehend the Infinite. We stand to-day amid a 
world of influences that are unseen, unknown, 
though felt. Grand and noble as has been our 
insight into many of the great secrets about us, we, 
nevertheless, see how the study of both natural and 
scientific phenomena leads us into realms of thought 
which baffle the intellect and invite only the most 
abstruse speculations. And since, according to 
Hugo, "abstruse speculations are full of head- 
aches," let us turn a bit aside and consider those 
laws of influence which are at work in a different 
realm — the great world of humanity. 

Both individual and national life and character 
are mere composites of influence. In regard to the 
former, Henry Drummond says : " If events change 
men, much more persons. Men are all mosaics of 
other men. There was a savor of David about 
Jonathan and a savor of Jonathan about David. 
Jean Valjean, in the masterpiece of Victor Hugo, is 
Bishop Bienvenu risen from the dead." Thus the 
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Every phase of work and life with which we identify 
ourselves leaves its mark, however imperceptible, 
upon us, although the effect of influence upon the 
object or person that is influenced is never precisely 
the same. " Upon the doctrine of influence, in 
short," says one, "the whole vast pyramid of 
humanity is built." 

The college man's special power of influence may 
be attributed to two things: his increased wisdom 
and his broadened sympathies, for a man must not 
only think clearly but he must feel deeply. Let 
any man start out upon life with wisdom and sym- 
pathy harmoniously blended and that man's power 
of influence cannot be estimated. The cultivated 
man, to whose mind has been opened the fountains 
of knowledge, finds sources of inexhaustible interest 
in all that surrounds him. Not only is he interested 
in nature, art, poetry, and history, but also, unless 
he be lacking in all moral and human interests, 
particularly interested in mankind, among whom he 
must live and act, and exert his power of influence. 

To-day, fellow-classmates, we meet together for 
the last time as members of this college ; to-morrow 
we step out upon the broad plain of society. We 
must identify ourselves immediately with the objects 
about us. We shall find ourselves face to face with 
the social problems which we have studied in the 
abstract but must then deal with in the concrete. 
To our surprise, perhaps, we shall find ourselves 
looked up to by the community in which we dwell. 
Our wisdom in destroying ill-regulated desires, in 
correcting all bad or imperfect social institutions, 
in establishing laws of equity and righteousness, 
will be constantly weighed in the balance. But we 
should not be surprised. The world expects and 
rightly expects its highest service from its men 
of college education. Who are the men to-day who 
are looked up to in every community and called 
upon to administer almost every high office or 
trust ? Who are the men who have greatest power 
in our national legislature? And who are the men 
who are directing and moulding the thought and 
sentiment of the world? In a vast majority of 
cases the answer comes back : " The men of college 
education." If this be true the college man's power 
of influence is of the highest conceivable type, and 
whether or not his life shall prove the realization of 
the highest possible self depends largely upon his 
regulation and use of his powers of influence. 

The rotation of history's kaleidoscope brings to 
view a great series of problems which at one time 
or another have confronted the world. Gaze if you 
will on all sides of you, and, as though incorporated 



into the very life of to-day, there appears before 
you in large indelible letters the great problems of 
social welfare. A problem more complex or more 
difficult has never existed. Yet I think we should 
remember that human problems are always capable 
of solution, and therefore should face the present 
one with courage and hope. It is mere idleness, 
beyond question, to search for some powerful reagent 
to suddenly dissipate this problem of social welfare. 
No sudden solution of a problem so vast in compass 
and significance could ever be permanent. Its solu- 
tion must be gradual. Let us direct our influence, 
fellow-classmates, toward this end. 

In hastening this end, probably no greater weapon 
of influence does the college man wield, than that of 
public speech. It is the means to action, and in 
order to be effective must reflect not ouly the power 
of wisdom but the contagion of sympatbj r . Sym- 
pathy is the grand interpreter not only of literature 
but of human life. Yet what a dearth of it is man- 
ifest ! How many failures can we attribute to its 
lack ! How much easier would the wheels of society 
turn if a larger and broader sympathy were every- 
where manifest, and how much nearer solution 
would move this problem of social welfare. Whether 
in art, literature or life, wisdom and sympathy must 
go together. The one is as essential as the other. 

So in closing, my fellow-classmates, I would urge 
that we carry with us into life, first, a high ideal ; 
and second, au abiding sense of the power of influ- 
ence. Let us build upon the foundation stones of 
character which here have been laid. But let us 
remember one thing, that " character is not cut in 
marble, it is something living and changing, and 
may become diseased as our bodies do." 

To you our friends, who have honored us with 
your presence, we extend our cordial greetings, and 
bid you share with us our honest pride in the pros- 
perity of Bowdoin, and her noble record. To the 
self-sacrifice of parents and the patient devotion of 
teachers and friends, we owe a debt of gratitude 
which we can never repay. May our future loyalty 
to Bowdoin attest our belief in this beloved institu- 
tion, which will be forever to us our Alma Mater. 

The History of the class was given by 
T. C. Chapman, Jr. 

Class History. 

By T. C. Chapman, Jr. 

The mighty Cicero at the beginning of the most 

elaborate of all his orations, congratulated himself 

that there was so great a mass of material to choose 

from, that he could not possibly fail to say some- 



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thing. The historian of this day also has a subject 
so replete with anecdote and with stories of human 
struggle and success, that, like Cicero, his difficulty 
is not in finding a place to begin his discourse, but 
a chance to bring it to an end. 

The plain record of any life is full of deepest 
interest. Every heart has its points of contact 
with the heart of all humanity. To touch one 
life, sets in vibration the whole bundle of cords by 
which that life is bound to others ; and the interest 
in any story is in direct proportion to the number 
of hearts that those vibrations move. A life that 
is isolated, is uninteresting because incomprehen- 
sible. The ties and associations of society, of 
church, of school, comprise not rarely the best that 
there is in life. The influence of a common cause 
or a common allegiance to any institution gives to 
the heart a fuller, freer motion, than it could attain 
alone. It is under the influence of four years of 
constant association with his college and class, that 
every class-day historian must write. The feeling 
of the helpful interest of forty, fifty, or a hundred 
fellows has been a constant inspiration to high 
endeavor. The purpose of loyalty to his college 
and to his comrades has all the time been growiug 
and developing, till the idea that his college is 
somehow the best of all colleges, and that his class 
is easily the first of all classes, has taken full 
possession of his mind. If he has witnessed vic- 
tories he rejoices. If he has noticed failures he is 
still hopeful and undaunted, and when he speaks 
well of his class it is not mere boasting. So when 
any member of this class glories in old Bowdoin 
and '94, you may know that he speaks from a loyal 
conviction of the worth of his theme that will out- 
last life itself. 

Successful men do not need to boast. Neither 
do eminent classes, and '94, if it has not always 
been victorious, has at least attained a position 
where it can well afford to be modest. Indeed, 
any one who had been present at the last three Ivy- 
Day exercises could Dot help thinking that modesty 
is one of our chief characteristics. The class that 
began our training soon found itself outdone 
and fell to boasting to keep up appearances. The 
class that followed us has enviously set up a claim 
for the second century of our college before the 
first has closed gloriously with the class of '94. 
However, they were in great need of powder with 
which to celebrate their cause, and so we pardon 
them for taking it. 

It may be that a few members of this class are 
open to the charge of being conceited, but in every 



case there is good reason, for overlooking it. One 
has a " crust " that he developed during a two years' 
stay at Colby, for which he was not responsible. 
Another gets his conceit direct from mother nature, 
while two or three are such artists in " crust" that it 
is a real pleasure to have them with us. However, 
as a class we prefer to leave our fame in the care of 
our friends, confident in our proven merit. Not 
a few have already congratulated the college on the 
special appropriateness of celebrating the year of 
graduation of a class like ours. 

Recently two old graduates were overheard 
speaking of their Alma Mater. Said one, "The 
place has changed a great deal since we left." 

"Yes," replied the other, "since '94 entered, the 
college has improved immensely." 

I do not mean to insinuate that all the advances 
made are due to this class. I have merely quoted. 

I have heard also that the Science Building was 
made so large on the advice of our Senior chemistry 
division, who claimed that, according to their expe- 
rience with certain of their number, there are some 
fellows who must have a whole roomful of apparatus 
all their own, before the others could get undisputed 
possession of anything larger than a glass tube or 
blow pipe. The Observatory, the Art Building, the 
improved courses of study, the increased endow- 
ments, the additions to the Faculty are not claimed 
as wholly due to our genius or enterprise. We 
only rejoice in the fact that Bowdoin has prospered 
in every way while we have been in her care. 

It was on the J6th of September, 1890, that the 
class, which was to see all these changes, began to 
muster on the campus. In the course of a few days 
about fifty had appeared. Most of these were 
wholly unacquainted with one another, though a few 
had been classmates in fitting schools and came 
prepared to show one another's fitness for the new 
order of things. Portland sent a delegation of 
twelve men, every one a star of the first magnitude. 
Of these, Butler and Burnham soon ceased to shine 
on us, and Ingraham was obliged to leave on 
account of ill health. Horsman and Bagley, who 
later became the famous proprietors of the Jew- 
store, were among the first arrivals from the East. 
All soon came to an earnest acquaintance with one 
another and incidentally with themselves. From 
confidence in the class it was but a step to aggress- 
ive, manly self-respect, and the class has still a 
reputation for independence and originality. 

Some incidents of this time of getting acquainted 
are well worth chronicling. 

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Professor Lee's corner of chaos to learn the result 
of examinations he had been taking, when a young 
man entered with a stately and dignified bearing 
that proclaimed him at least a Senior if not a mem- 
ber of the Faculty. He walked straight toward the 
frightened Freshman and, with a polite bow, inquired 
if he were Professor Woodruff. He received in reply 
a smile that meant ''You're only another one after 
all," and then Francis Dana turned to take up else- 
where his career of conquest of the Faculty. 

That class meeting down across the railroad was 
the first great event. There we voted to cut recita- 
tions for the week, and immediately felt ourselves 
heroes with nothing to do through the rainy days 
that followed except to dream of victory and keep 
an eye out for Sophs. 

We did not neglect our social duties, however, 
but kept our rooms at the disposal of our friends. 
We came upon the stage of college life with such 
calm assurance of our right to full possession, that 
we might have forgotten the other classes but for 
their humbly expressed desires to share our hospi- 
tality. We treated our guests with consideration 
always, and with fruit or cigars by special request. 

In the opening games we won the foot-ball and 
rope-pull. In base-ball we played a game that 
brought 'varsity honors to seven of our men, and 
two of those who did not make the 'varsity later, 
were so evidently out-classed that they gave up the 
sport; Stevens reappearing only in the Senior game 
and Nichols falling back into '95, where no ball- 
playing is allowed. During that first fall term a 
few became acquainted with the streets and roads 
of Brunswick in the course of long walks. To 
others, the gymnasium was a never-failing source 
of delight until our presence there was required by 
Professor Whittier. Then the monitor began to 
receive suggestions of favors he might win, if he 
would only mark them present without looking too 
closely to see if they were. But " Doc " always does 
his duty, and bribes had no effect on him. "Doc," 
you will remember, was the object of that famous 
exhortation to "try again, Currier. You'll do it 
next time." Sykes, also, owes something to the 
kindly ministrations of the gymnasium instructor 
which were rendered necessary by his great ambi- 
tion for bar work. 

At the exhibition we did not get the cup, though, 
like all Freshmen, we thought we deserved it. Our 
compensation came from the superior work of A. J. 
Lord, who performed his difficult tricks with such a 
complacent, look-at-me air that the class cynic was 
led to say that he had no doubt that A. J. was a 



good Y. M. C. A. man. He certainly gave evidence 
of loving one Lord. 

With the Faculty we early established relations 
of mutual regard and helpfulness, and were con- 
gratulated thereon by Mr. Files. 

To be sure, we learned a great deal from our 
instructors. In fact we did not find any one to 
whom we could give points in everything, until we 
came to those famous discussions of Adam Smith 
and kindred subjects in Senior year. But we cer- 
tainly prompted Professor Moody on the value of 
three times two. We gave Professor Pease some 
points in discipline. Hinkley and Plaisted gave 
them all a course in scientific bluffing that is still 
unsurpassed and was unrivaled until McKinnon 
came. 

Rupie showed a talent for politics that would 
rouse the shade of Machiavelli to envious wrath, 
and Archie showed a meekness of spirit that we all 
appreciated, though it must have fallen into innocu- 
ous desuetude in the class of '95 which he has since 
joined. 

At the ushering in of spring several showed 
their precocity by taking part at $7 each. The 
year passed quickly and pleasantly on the whole, 
and at last the time of our entrance upon Sopho- 
moric duties arrived, and was finely celebrated by a 
banquet at the Falmouth in Portland. As Sopho- 
mores, we had a great deal to do. The entering 
class, were perfectly willing to run things, though 
they necessarily lacked both wisdom and experience. 
While President Hyde was giving them the knowl- 
edge, we were imparting the experience. Still our 
efforts were not appreciated and were finally 
stopped by the labors of '95's "natural leaders," 
who got a pull on the jury. That, you know, was 
before Butch Leighton became chairman, else there 
would never have gone from the executive mansion 
those letters that caused such perturbations in the 
hearts of fond parents. The guileless Farrington 
would not then have received that peremptory sum- 
mons to come home to explain, nor would Bagley's 
mamma have felt obliged to come to Brunswick to 
intercede for her dear son. But we had shown such 
a decided superiority in all the opening games that 
our position was assured, and no one really suffered 
except those who needed the discipline we were not 
allowed to give. 

In the recitation room Professor Lawton was 
this year the cynosure of all eyes, including his own 
and Mrs. Lawton's. We enjoyed the story of his 
courtship, his foreign travels, his position as a favored 
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thorough scholar and always ready to ohlige a 
student. The only trouble was that Bowdoin is 
neither Bates nor Vassar. His reception to '95 was 
the occasion of a famous lockout in which all took 
part, though '94 was particularly interested in the 
antics of certain belligerent Freshmen. 

In the spring, the illness of the popular Professor 
of Biology brought to naught our expectations of a 
course in botauy with him. Still we had so much the 
more time for tennis and for the enjoymeut of the 
particularly fine courses iu French and English. 
The class boat race vindicated Captain Buck, and 
the excellent time made was a partial atonemeut 
for the defeat of the year before. 

At the beginning of Junior year we took up 
astronomy, and the whole class shone in renewed 
splendor with the meteors of wit and wisdom which 
Merritt and J. E. Lombard flashed across our sky. 
The gentleman from Jay also won renown for 
original work in physics, but we promised not to 
tell how he boiled that brick pending an applica- 
tion for a patent on the process. In history we 
met, for the first time, with Professor Wells, an 
instructor whose learning is surpassed only by his 
great natural endowments of heart and brain. His 
call to another field meant to us more than the loss 
of any other man who could have gone from us. 
Our recitations to him were enlivened by the advent 
on the scene of Father McKinnon and Papa Sheaf 
and their four friends from the seminary on the 
Penobscot. Mac, in particular, had reason to remem- 
ber the slaughter of the Bangor Monks at the battle 
of Chester, a slaughter which was renewed at 
various times throughout the year. From his join- 
ing us at the same time, and for other reasons, 
Francis Frost will always be associated with the 
monks in our minds. This year a new society, the 
B's, was established. This society was beneficent 
iu its aim and successful in its execution. Our Ivy 
exercises and our Junior speaking are still unex- 
celled. 

At last came Senior year with its pleasaut mem- 
ories and its anticipations of future conquests in the 
wide, wide world. Windleband was our great 
stumbling-stone, but we all took heart when Presi- 
dent Hyde told us that in ten or twelve years we 
might understand that author's exposition of the 
history of human thought. Our lectures in English 
Literature were delightful dreams. That word 
"dream" might be used literally of one or two of 
the fellows, but I will mention no names. The 
courses under one instructor were a long, hard cam- 
paign in which the most frequent question by the 



council fire was: "What is your judgment, Mr. 
Ross?" or " What do you say to that, Mr. Simpson?" 
and the most memorable marching order was 
"Gentlemen, you may leave the room." Honors 
were easy at the close of the last battle, though the 
instructor kept his own record of the dead. 

The class statistics are as follows: 

Our tallest man is Elias Thomas, Jr., who towers 

6 feet 1£ inches above the track. Tom Thumb is 
F. Knight, 5 feet 3 inches. Oldest and second tall- 
est is Smiley, 34 years. Farrington has the honor 
of being the class heavy-weight ; 186 pounds of good 
nature are his portion. Three men contest for the 
honor of lightest man ; they are Merrill, Michels, 
and Knight — 130 pounds. Youngest roau, Libby, 
19 3 T ears 7 months. 

Average age of class, 22 years, 8 mouths ; aver- 
age height, 5 feet 64 inches; average weight, 145 
pounds. 

There are 26 Republicans, 15 Democrats, 1 
Independent, 4 unaffiliated. 

As near as can be found out there are 14 engaged 
men among us, and by a strange coincidence there 
are 14 who believe in Women's Rights. The four- 
teen fortunate individuals may be easily discovered. 

19 use tobacco, 24 do not, 3 would if they could. 
10 will enter the ministry; 6 will study law; 6 will 
undertake to decrease the population ; 5 will teach ; 

7 will go into business of some kind; 3 journalists; 
9 undecided. 

There are 23 Congregationalists, 4 Methodists, 
2 Unitarians, 2 Free Baptists, 2 Episcopalians, 
and 13, although all Christians, have no religious 
preference. 

Looking back from to-day the years at Bowdoin 
seem short but full of pleasure. We leave here a 
good name as a class, and can point to good men 
that we have sent into every department of college 
life. In base-ball and tennis we have reason for 
pride. Pickard and Dana have had their full share 
of honors in state and college tournaments, and 
Hinkley is still part owner of the state champion- 
ship in doubles. 

On the diamond, our seven men have done 
honest, faithful service for the honor of old Bow- 
doin. In foot-ball, we have in Sykes the best quar- 
ter and acting captain that ever played in Maine, 
while Stevens, Chapman, Ross and Thomas make a 
company of players whose places certainly cannot 
be filled by any four men now in college. Thomas 
also holds a college record in track athletics. In 
scholarship it is harder to make comparisons. The 
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yet we have a few names that we shall always recall 
with pride. Simpson, Flagg, Farrington, Andrews, 
and youngest and most versatile of all, Fred Libby, 
are but a few of the many who have done conscien- 
tious and successful work. We realize that the 
time and energy spent here cannot bring their full 
reward. Yet we take pride in the record we have 
made, and we trust that hereafter the lessons we 
have here learned may always be devoted to good 
purposes, that the name of God may be the more 
revered, that the fame of our state and nation may 
be clearer, and the whole world be better for our 
having spent these four years at old Bowdoin. 

It is our wish that the magic numbers of '94 
may yet win the applause of as wide a circle of 
friends, as has ever been reached by any body of 
alumni that the college has sent out. 

Mr. Hinkley's witty and well-delivered 
Prophecy was well received. 

Class Prophecy. 

By E. H. Hinkley. 

In these days of advance, when the march of 
progress has made itself felt in every seeince, and 
has opened up so many roads to knowledge, you 
may reasonably expect a prophet, of all others, to 
do away with bare imagination, and summoning to 
his aid the new-born knowledge of physics, write 
a prophecy that would comply strictly with the 
truth. 

With this in mind I began my work. After 
several days of contemplation it dawned upon me 
one evening, that the deeds and glories of this 
illustrious class would be revealed to me in a dream. 
Doubtless I was impelled toward dreams, owing to 
the fact that twice each day, under the spell cast 
upon us by the honied words of our beloved Pro- 
fessor MacDonald, it had been my custom, and that 
of the class, to take a morning nap. Here was my 
opportunity ! 

For several mornings I entered the recitation 
room, took my seat, and, resting my head on a 
classmate's shoulder, was soon dead to the world 
and the Professor. But it availed me nothing, for 
no sooner had my dreams taken definite form than I 
would be awakened by a mighty uproar, and would 
hear the sweet voice of our instructor exclaim, 
" Gentlemen, you may leave the room." 

Thwarted in my dreams, I grew desperate. On 
the night of the Athletic Exhibition, hearing that 
dark spirits were abroad, I hied myself to the cam- 
pus, hoping that they might give me aid. Again I 



was disappointed, for, although spirits were abun- 
dant, their only theme was " Theophilus Walker." 

As a result of these disappointments I offer you 
to-day a prophecy written without the aid of dreams, 
dark spirits, or split, and I shall ask you to look 
forward ten years, ten years from this week, if you 
will, and view Bowdoin College in 1904, and take a 
hurried glance at the men who have gathered here 
to celebrate their decennial. 

Many changes have taken place in the college, 
its grounds, and its methods. Thanks to our alumni, 
we possess an athletic field, and through the kind- 
ness of friends of the college, a new dormitory has 
been erected, and with the completion of our new 
library building, the campus of old Bowdoin will 
compare favorably with any in this country. With 
all these changes I am proud to say that Bowdoin 
still remains a college in every sense of the word. 
While constantly raising and extending her courses, 
it keeps the class united, resulting in a healthy class 
spirit, and it has firmly refused to part with its 
customs, its college spirit, and in a way, its useful- 
ness, by the admission of women. 

But even better than this, the College is still 
under the guidance of a man who, in spite of attrac- 
tive offers from other noted colleges and universi- 
ties, remains here to instruct and to send forth to 
take their place among the leaders of men, the boys 
from the Pine Tree State. 

And now I will endeavor to show you what 
President Hyde and Bowdoin College have done for 
the Class of '94. 

Bright and early one morning, in the last of 
June, 1904, 1 walked upon this campus, and, glancing 
around, my eye struck an enormous poster announc- 
ing the Commencement Concert, to be given by the 
sweet singers of Maine, Miss Dora Wiley and Mr. 
Albert J. Lord. Our dear Albert had kindly con- 
sented to leave his pulpit in Ellsworth to favor us 
once more with his angelic .voice. 

As I neared Memorial Hall I discovered Farring- 
ton and Flagg, seated in the shade, and knowing 
that it was there I'd find my knowledge, I joined 
them. After finishing their discussion on the rela- 
tivity of the moral standard, they returned to 
earthy subjects once more, and to them I am greatly 
indebted for what is to follow. 

Farrington was a professor in one of the Western 
colleges, but had returned to the East some weeks 
before Commencement, and had seen and visited 
many of his old classmates. Bagley, he told me, 
had taken Whit's advice and tried " honesty," but 
found there was no money in it, and, naturally 
enough, became sheriff of Cumberland County. 



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Simpson had become a smart country lawyer, and 
what is rather a rare occurrence, was elected to the 
Maine Legislature by the Democrats. 

Wilbur was also a member of the same house. 
Having met with great success as a teacher, the 
Republican voters of his district sent him to Augusta, 
and it was a happy move, for it seems that in a 
heated discussion, Simpson accused the Speaker of 
arsruing around a circle, whereupon Wilbur, from 
the Republican side of the house, taking advantage 
of the momentary stillness that followed such a 
crushing blow, shouted, "Sit down, Simpson, you've 
got wheels in your head." It is needless to say that 
Wilbur carried the day. 

At this point my attention was drawn to a group 
of young men standing near Massachusetts. Far- 
rington explained that they were the Doctors of our 
class. On close inspection I found them to be Hors- 
man, who had settled at Princeton ; Leighton, who 
enjoyed a large practice in Portland ; Stevens, whose 
fame as a journalist had preceded him, and had helped 
to make him a prominent man in medical discussion ; 
Chapman, who practiced in San Francisco; Leven- 
saler, who was comfortably settled at Thomaston ; 
and Buck (better known as little Jimmy Dugan) who, 
in addition to his practice, pitches the Bath team to 
victory in many a base-ball contest. 

Flagg, superintendent of the Boston schools, had 
a peculiar experience on arriving in Brunswick. He 
came down from Boston several days before Com- 
mencement week to confer with Prof. Little in regard 
to the arrangement of books in the new library 
building. It seems that on entering the campus a 
familiar sound struck his ears, and it is whispered 
that a smile appeared on his face, growing broader 
and broader, as he realized that Bowdoin's good old 
custom of "wooding" was not a thing of the past. 
Upon hearing that the Professor wooded was none 
other than Professor MacDonald, he fell in a fit. 
Charles, as usual, had kept his eyes and ears open 
and gave me these points. 

Frost, after graduation, settled in Lowell, and is 
now one of the editors of its brightest papers. 

Andrews followed up the study of literature, and 
fills perfectly his position as Assistant Professor of 
English Literature at Harvard. 

Allen, it seems, spent three years at one of the 
English Universities striving to discover the exact 
date of the landing of the Jutes. 

Bliss studied for the ministry and is settled over 
one of the largest and most influential churches in 
Boston. Short sermons and beautiful music charac- 
terize his services. 

Baxter turned his efforts in a literary direction, 



and .has just published a book, the title of which is 
the essence of the book, — "Why I Didn't Buy Any 
Text-Books Senior Year, or How to Get Through Your 
Last Year on $600 and Save Enough to Get Married 
Immediately After Graduation." Incidentally I will 
mention that he is secretary and treasurer of 
twenty-seven different organizations. 

Briggs, Currier, Flood and Spinney, all are prin- 
cipals of schools in New England. 

Michels has stuck to the soil and is dubbed 
" Brunswick's Gentleman Farmer." 

While busy with my notes the slender form of 
William Put. Thompson appeared. I asked him 
several questions about his occupation, but his only 
answer was the bright saying of one of Brunswick's 
fair maidens, " Oh, drifting, simply drifting." 

At this juncture I noticed three real sports coming 
up the path, dressed in the latest style. They proved 
to be the three merchant princes of this class, Whit- 
comb of Ellsworth, Glover of Rockland, and Ander- 
son, who had made his fortune in the manufacture of 
chewing-gum in New York. 

Closely following our merchant princes were the 
Damon and Pythias of '94, Bryant and Littlefield. 
After graduation they separated — luckily, and are 
now in business, Bryant in Saco, Littlefield in Phila- 
delphia. 

Libby is one of the shining lights of this class. 
Five years ago he was called to Chicago University 
as an assistant Professor of Philosophy, and there are 
those who whisper that his future is very promising. 

In Bowdoin the name of Chapman carries with it 
a literary flavor. Trelawney Clarendale has not 
been found wanting, and his published books now 
number more than a score. Can it be possible that 
another Hawthorne is in our midst? 

Dana is in business in Boston. He is here, 
however, unmarried, but not without hope, for here 
is a little verse he sent to Rupie : 

" Oh Rupie dear, come back, come back, 
Come back again with me, 
And then we will fly on the wings of the morn 
To that little spot by the sea." 

DeMott has a large church in Chicago, and he is 
to that city what Dr. Park hurst was to the city of New 
York at the time of our graduation. 

The name of Little Frankie Knight resounds in 
and about Old Orchard since he gave up his law 
practice and became captain and second base of the 
Old Orchard base-ball team. 

Some little time after leaving college Merritt was 
left a considerable sum of money by a relative. It 
went to his head and resulted in his going to New 
York, where he soon became a member of the swag- 



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ger set. At his cottage at Newport, however, he 
remembers his classmates and often invites them to 
dinner (hot or cold as desired). 

Ross, after two years spent in instructing the 
young " How to get strong and how to stay so," set- 
tled into business, and with his wife, his pipe, and 
his rocker is a picture of contentment. 

Pickard entered journalism, and by hard work 
and perseverance climbed the ladder rapidly. He 
is now the editor of the New York Tribune, and his 
editorial columns are brimful of encouragement to 
New York Republicans as to the result of the fall 
election for President. It is needless to say that the 
Republican nominee is a man who, having served 
with marked ability for two terms, has been unani- 
mously re-nominated to be the party's standard-bearer 
for the third time. Bowdoin alumni will cast a 
solid vote for Thomas B. Reed. 

Sykes is a smart young lawyer in Auburn. 

Plaisted is a pension lawyer, and were he not on 
the wrong side, great things might be expected of 
him politically. 

Moore, Ogilvie, Smiley, and McKinnon all fill 
important positions in church work. 

W. W. Thomas, 3d, spent several years after his 
graduation in travel, and now resides in Portland. 
He is truly a gentleman of leisure, and at every 
opportunity he visits Bowdoin to see the athletic 
contests and to give advice to the youthful managers 
of the base-ball team. 

Far different with his brother Elias, who went 
into the lumber business. Hard work and level- 
headedness has had its effect, and he is now classed 
as one of Maine's richest men. I had the pleasure 
of visiting him at his home in Portland several 
months ago, and it did my heart good to see Elias 
sitting before the fire with his two boys (they were 
twins) on his knees. It may interest you to know 
that their names were Elias 3d and William Widgery 
the 4th. 

Sheaf did not put in an appearance, but the class 
secretary informs me that he has a comfortable parish 
at McAdam's Junction and is very busy gathering in 
the sheaves. I understand also that Sheaf has rather 
taken a backward step since graduation, and still 
preaches hell and damnation sermons. In fact I am 
told that he always ends his sermons with this little 
verse. 

"Bach grain of sand on Sahara's plain 
Stands for a million years of toil and pain, 
And when these countless grains have run 
God's vengeance then has just begun." 

Classmates of '94, Ladies and Gentlemen : Many 
of you have, no doubt, wondered why it is that none 



of the members of this noble class have brought 
glory and honor to old Bowdoin and to themselves 
by becoming Governors, members of Congress, Chief 
Justices and Presidents. This instantly explains 
itself when you recall the fact that this prophecy 
touches only the first ten years of our real life. 
Beyond that, who knows ? 

A light rain began to fall and a large part 
of the audience hastened to cover and thus 
missed the fine Parting Address. 

Parting Address. 

By F. G. Farrinqton. 

Another year has passed, and old Time in his 
flight has called our class in its turn to bid farewell 
to its college home. It is not an easy thing to 
say the word, that means the breaking of chains that 
four years of pleasant associations and friendships 
have forged about us. We have often looked over 
this beautiful home of ours, and have loved it, but 
never before has it seemed to us what it does to-day ; 
never before have we realized the strength of our 
affection for our Alma Mater. 

As we assemble on this spot, so sacred in the 
hearts of Bowdoin's sons, the very ground seems to 
give "tongues unto the silent dead." The voices of 
Longfellow and Hawthorne speak to us from the dim 
past. Here amid the same scenes, that have inspired 
so many true students in the past, we have played 
our part, and now are about to be enrolled as actors 
in a sterner play. Every heart is hushed as the 
thought of the. great untried future beyond comes 
stealing over it. We stand in the great To-day 
of our lives, and the still greater To-morrow waits to 
receive us. 

There is no time so good for one to see where he 
stands in his relations to life and men as when the 
heart is in the hush of unselfish thoughts, and now 
while we, young men with life before us, are about 
to leave this institution, may it not be with the sole 
purpose of advancing our own selfish ends, but may 
we remember that we are members of a great broth- 
erhood with common interests. Freely we have 
received and now may we freely give. Life with its 
duties and responsibilities, is real and earnest in its 
significance. No man can live for himself alone. 
Ready and willing service in all good causes is what 
the world needs, what the world demands from every 
true man, and he who serves best the present age 
serves best coming generations. 

This year witnesses the close of one long chapter 
in the history of our college, and on its pages can be 
read many fair names. May the chapter begun be 



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as prosperous as the one just closed, and it is a part 
of the duty of each one of us that he do nothing to 
mar or blacken the whiteness of its pages. For four 
years we have together reaped the benefits that those 
who represent our college have made possible. We 
have partaken freely of all that wise and generous 
minds could put before us. To them we owe grati- 
tude unspeakable. To the college as a whole we 
owe the best that is in us. Every worthy deed and 
noble purpose adds a new lustre to the already 
bright name of Bowdoin. Every ignoble purpose 
and unworthy act dims the lustre thereof, and our 
duty to Bowdoin is but our duty to the world at 
large. 

We stand to-day on the line that divides our col- 
lege life from the life of reality beyond. From this 
place, hallowed by so many tender memories, we are 
about to step out into the grander school of life. 
Will this step sunder forever the ties of love and 
friendship that bind heart to heart? God forbid! 
May they never be destroyed, and may each of us 
long remember the dear old class of '94 with a swell- 
ing heart. 

As we look back over the four years that we have 
spent here together there may be sighs for the things 
done, regret for the things undone, but let the past 
serve as a stepping-stone to the vantage ground of 
the future. What is lost is lost ; what we have won 
is ours forever. With a sigh for the past, a tear for 
the present, and a heart courageous for the future, it 
is ours to become an active part in the moving and 
changing world about us. 

Classmates, may this parting be parting in name 
alone, and may future years find us true brothers 
and students in that class which is mankind. To-day 
we stand a unit, and the roll-call shows every man 
present. God grant that it may long be so ; but the 
future no man knows. 

For the last time we stand together as a class, 
and whatever petty feeling may have existed lies 
buried deep beneath tender thoughts. Farewell it 
must be, and may the God who has followed and 
united us keep us forever united. 

Thoughts come to us of the many happy and 
prosperous hours spent in this spot of rare loveliness, 
but they come to say that it can be no more forever. 
But as the dying rose still gives forth its odor, so 
shall the flower of memory, though ever fading, 
yet preserve much of its original charm. O college 
days, how quickly ye have fled, and now ye are 
numbered in the past, which no man can recall. 
Yes, ye are gone forever. 

Old Bowdoin, thy name we love; thee we thank 
for thy fostering care. Thou hast made us heirs to 



the grandest heritages of learning. Thou hast to-day 
unlocked for us the gate of the future, and we stand 
at the threshold and look down the broad ways of 
life, not knowing whither we go, but trusting in the 
God in whose name thou hast reared us. To thy 
walls we bid farewell ; thy name we take with us, 
and on our hearts be it engraved forever. 
Farewell, dear old Bowdoin and '94. 

Smoking the Pipe of Peace. 
The class, seated in a circle, each took his 
turn at pulling the pipe. A few seemed 
unaccustomed to handling the implement, 
but the majority took hold of it as if it were 
a long familiar friend. 

Singing the Class Ode. 
Standing in a close body, the Class Ode 
was then sung. 

CLASS ODE. 
By H. E. Bryant. 

Air — "Spanish Cavalier." 
Four years in union strong 
Have quickly come and gone ; 
Too soon the parting hour will arrive. 
But still, till life is o'er, 
We'll cherish 'Ninety-four : 
In memory shall that dear old class survive. 

Adieu, boys, adieu, 

We'll ever be true 

To Bowdoin and the Class of 'Ninety-four, 

Upholding with our might 

Their banners for the right, 

Extolling them for now and evermore. 

As time with rapid pace 
Has changed each form and face, 
Our hearts have only been the firmer bound ; 
Till at this parting hour 
"Farewell" with sad'ning power 
O'erwhelms us with its most unwelcome sound. 

Adieu, boys, adieu, 

We'll ever be true 

To the centennial class and each other ; 

So now, while gathered here, 

Let's give a hearty cheer 

For the class and our dear foster-mother. 

(Cheer.) 
'Et7] ixarov Bowdoin, Eah ! Eah ! ! 
Tiaarjpeq y.ai ivEvijxovra. 

B-O-W-D-O-I-N Rah ! Rah ! ! Rah ! ! ! 



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Cheeking the Halls. 
With band in front, the tour of the build- 
ings was made and a good lusty cheer given 
for each. In front of Memorial Hall "Auld 
Lang Syne " was sung, and with a final hand- 
shake the class separated. 

Dance on the Gkeen. 
The evening was splendid for the danc- 
ing, though perhaps a trifle cool. The floor 
was rather crowded, but all had a good time. 
Supper served by Robinson. 
Concert. 

1. March — "Tabasco." Chadwick. 

2. Selection — " Isle of Champagne." . . . Furst. 

3. Selection — " Fanchon." Lachner. 

Dance Programme. 

1. Waltz. 9. Waltz. 

2. Lanciers. 10. Two-Step. 

3. Schottische. 11. Polka. 

4. Portland Fancy. 12. Waltz. 

5. Waltz. 13. Schottische. 

6. Schottische. 14. Two-Step. 

7. Two-Step. 15. Waltz. 

8. Waltz. 

Patronesses, Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. Mitchell, 
Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Young, Mrs. 
Houghton, Mrs. Johnson. 



Commencement Exercises. 

0WING to the Centennial exercises, which 
came on Thursday, the Commencement 
exercises, both medical and academical, were 
held together. The long line of alumni 
extended from the chapel to the church. 
The crowd were not able to find seats and 
many had to go away. The programme: 

MUSIC 

Prayer by Samuel Adams, D.D. 

MUSIC 

The United States and America. 

Edgar Myrick Simpson, North Newcastle. 
The Social Unrest. 

* Frank George FarringtOD, Augusta. 
Latent Powers of the Mind. 

George Anthony Merrill, Pownal. 



From Liberation to Organization. 

* Alfred Veazie Bliss, Bangor. 
Washington's Resignation from the Army. 

Frederic William Pickard, Portland. 
Natural Science in College. 

Frank Ellsworth Briggs, Mechanic Falls. 

MUSIC 

An American Answer. 

Henry Edwin Andrews, Kennebunk. 
Political Applications of Hypnotism. 

* William Eugene Currier, Leicester, Mass. 
Ordinary Men. 

* Trelawney Clarendale Chapman, Jr., Spring- 
field, Mass. 
The Youth of Man, 

Frederic Joseph Libby, Richmond. 
The Elective System in American Colleges. 

* Charles Allcott Flagg, Sandwich, Mass. 
The Ideal Physician. 

George Walter Greenleaf, Stoneham, Mass. 

MUSIC 
CONFERRING DEGREES. 

Prayer by Rev. John Pike. 

BENEDICTION. 
* Excused. 

The Goodwin Commencement Prize for 
the best written and spoken part was awarded 
to F. J. Libby, whose part follows. 

THE YOUTH OF MAN- 
By F. J. Libby. 

There has been made prominent within this 
century a thought so high, so vast, so magnifi- 
cent in its comprehensiveness, yet so entrancing 
in its minutest details, that the labor of a generation 
of profound scholars has served scarcely to suggest 
the deep meaning, the limitless possibilities wrapped 
within it. It is broader than space, for it governs the 
spiritual as it does the whole material sphere. Like 
a great search-light, it shines up the long avenue of 
Time almost to its beginning. Before its powerful 
rays epochs melt into moments, millions of years 
into long, eventful days. And we see by the flood 
of light the whole broad stretch, the tumultuous 
past, the prophetic present, the transcendent future. 

The principle of growth ! of Evolution ! This 
little phrase has been used in its brief career to lay 
prostrate the whole structure of the ancient thought 
and to rear about itself a world-embracing pile. To 
history, it has been the magic, "Open, sesame!" 
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past. To the sciences it has become the connecting 
link that joins all in one universal science. To the 
religious world it has come as a thunderbolt of Go 
to arouse it from its dormant reliance on tradition, 
thus forcing it to shuffle off the old, dead skin 
that was burdening it beyond endurance. Through 
almost the whole realm of knowledge it has swept, 
gathering under its protection with magnetic accu- 
racy the scattered and unorganized fragments of 
divine truth, and pointing out to the Destroyer many 
of the false ideas, the "idols" that had crept, all 
unperceived, and hitherto unchallenged, into common 
acceptance. Grandly universal is its scope. It may 
be used to explain under God the whole created 
world. 

Look as far oft" toward the beginning as finite 
mind can comprehend ! A chaos of meteoric dust 
stretches to the farthest planet. There is no earth 
nor moon. One huge, rotating sun with a diameter 
of five thousand million miles, fills the vast space 
that the solar system is to occupy. Hither and 
thither in this great mass dash its meteoric parls- 
They clash together and a lurid gleam lights up the 
darkness as the colliding stones are dissipated in 
thin vapor. By the mighty force of gravitation the 
stupendous thing begins to contract. And as it con- 
denses, rings of the nebulous matter are left behind. 
From these grow, one by one, the planetary worlds 
with their satellites ; and among them the earth 
emerges with the moon as its attendant. It, in its 
turn, condenses and cools. The light gases envelop 
it to form its atmosphere ; the heavier gases form 
its oceans ; and the densest materials make its solid 
nucleus. A world of waters first appears. Then, 
the convulsions caused by the hot interior heave up 
the surface in giant folds, and land rises from the 
universal sea. 

Now, suddenly, the simplest forms of life are 
seen. Whether these frail beings received their 
force directly from the Creator or whether they were 
born of the rare conditions of the globe when every 
possible union of the elements was taking place in 
Nature's crucible, is a subject of controversy in scien- 
tific circles. It involves a whole philosophy. Did 
God create the original star-dust empty and void, 
and then slowly act upon it from without, drawing it 
together in the force of gravitation, building it into 
spheres, making it unwillingly take form under His 
hands until at this point He saw fit to give it life? 
Or did he wrap within it, as in a seed, the embryo 
of the coming world, which then had merely to 
unfold itself as He gave it opportunity? Is history 
the imposition upon man from a God outside him of 
those qualities that he needs from time to time? Or 



is it the unfolding of that which is within him as 
gradually God draws it out ? Is God above us or 
within us, that is the question. And with it put thus, 
we can but answer, undoubtedly he is within us. Do 
not our Reasons tell us so? Did not Christ say, 
"The kingdom of God is within you"? Are not 
our wisest thinkers teaching the same thought 
to-day ? Then for us history is merely the develop- 
ment of what man has within him, — nothing else. 
And, by applying the same law to the theme of our 
first contention, we see that the original world mat- 
ter must have contained within it the possibility of 
life, a possibility to which the peculiar conditions of 
the time gave actuality. Just as the clear water of a 
limpid stream becomes a solid road when the oppor- 
tunity is presented by the obliqueness of the sun's 
rays, just as hard crystals suddenly appear in a 
prepared liquid, so when the circumstances were 
favorable, nay, rather when they forced it to occur, 
matter became endowed with the quality of motion ; 
it became possessed of life, as we say. 

This does not imply by any means that beings 
to-day burst spontaneously into life as a lark bursts 
into song. Only the unique mixture of the elements 
in that strange time of commotion and upheaval 
could permit this wondrous transformation. Nor 
does it signify that man can at his will combine the 
chemical elements that make up the simple, amoeba- 
like organisms and then shout, live ! and be obeyed. 
Doubtless if he could reproduce exactly all the cir- 
cumstances of that first birth, the sure result would 
follow. But his ignorance is boundless ; his proud 
knowledge sinks into nothingness beside it. Conse- 
quently, he hitherto has been unable to bridge over 
the broad, unfathomable gulf that separates the dead 
from the living in our day. Sometime, Godlike, he 
may perform this last and highest miracle. Who 
dares prophesy that he will not ? 

But the unfolding of this simple life is merely 
the beginning. From it a new world is to be drawn 
forth, a thousand times more marvellous than the 
last. Let us see now by what principle this growth 
is brought about. 

Do you never wonder that there is not more dis- 
cord and disease in Nature? Or do you accept its 
harmony as capricious and unavoidable and say 
unthinkingly those words of Browning, " God's in 
His heaven, all's well with the world? " Such blind 
faith as this is neither wise nor necessary. God acts 
according to ends. And the Reason is possessed by 
man that he may comprehend those ends and, getting 
within the influence of the Divine Mind, be borne up 
to that lofty plane whence God looks upon His earth. 
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finite to see much, we see a little and are satisfied 
then of the perfection of the rest. Now, for Nature's 
harmony the reason is so plain that the merest child 
could comprehend it. Why are all things so well 
adapted to their ends P Because there is an inex- 
orable law that all things that cannot become adapted 
to their ends must perish ! Of the countless mill- 
ions of weak creatures that are born hourly into 
the unsympathizing world, only a few that can cope 
best with its vicissitudes are permitted to prolong 
their generations. The rest give place to make 
room for useful comers in the future. The fittest 
survive ; the remainder are cut off. This law, so 
wondrously simple yet so marvelously profound, 
explains the present harmony and it shows to you as 
in a mirror the whole process of development. 

You can see plainly how it operated through the 
ages. When those tiny microscopic forms thatushered 
in existence began to multiply, and some of them were 
forced to leave their common birthplace, these wan- 
derers came soon into an environment much different 
from that in which they were brought forth. Here 
they too multiplied and their offspring adapted itself 
to its new surroundings. Thus between the two col- 
onies minute variations grew up, that became, as 
the competition for life grew sharper, marked 
generic differences. The strongest, the most ad- 
vanced, or, as scientists say, the " fittest" everywhere 
crowded out their less fortunate competitors. These 
either died or went out to found new races in the 
unknown areas about them. 

Thus slowly, century by century, the earth was 
occupied. And thus, more slowly still, by bitter 
pushing, the progress from the lower to the higher, 
from the simpler to the more and more complex con- 
tinued. It took endless lengths of time, but God 
builds for eternity and his days are not as ours. 
He is patient. And at last, after fishes and rep- 
tiles and birds and the lower mammals have been 
successively lords of creation with curious interme- 
diate, composite forms to introduce them all, there is 
evolved an organism, the complexity and consequent 
adaptation of which approaches the highest possible. 

And just as the tiny rose-bush develops first only 
leaves and shoots, and one watching would suppose 
that it aimed no higher ; yet when these have reached 
the point where they adequately will set off its dar- 
-ling's beauties, the ambitious plant throws its whole 
soul into unfolding that which proves its crowning 
passion and the very end for which it lives, the glori- 
ous rose. This could not come until the green 
leaves enshrouding it were unwrapped and the sun 
and rain and earth gave it permission. But when 



the time was ripe, the sap that had been stopping in 
the leaves and stalks flowed on into the bud and 
brought it gradually into radiance. Thus came man. 
The world had been produced and was equipped to 
receive him. His body was fitted to support its new 
burden. So when the conditions were propitious, 
the animal awoke. It knew itself. It became a 
man. The current of development that had been 
flowing on in the material world now changed its 
mighty channel to the spiritual. Fitness, not of 
body, but of mind, henceforth determined who 
should live. Universal history had begun. 

And still the evolution went on, as these primi- 
tive men slowly threw off their brute inheritance 
and strove to master themselves. As on the morning 
when first the sun rose on a race of conscious beings, so 
to-day, progress is the law, and man must go for- 
ward or fall behind. Through many states has he 
passed in his long journey up from supreme and 
utter selfishness. First alone and then in families 
against the world. Then by communities and nations 
men stand opposed. Until Christ comes at length, 
formulating in one principle for all time the law that 
will perfect the evolution, that a man should love not 
merely his family, not merely his friends, not merely 
his country, but the world and God who compre- 
hends the world. When that ideal is attained, the 
long development from the star-dust will be finished. 
Man will be perfect. His will will be identical with 
the divine will. He can say then, as did the one 
Forerunner of that happy time, "I and my Father 
are one." And the purpose of Creation will be ful- 
filled. Our youth will have ended at last ; our 
manhood will begin. 

George W. Greenlief of the Medical class 
delivered the following oration: 

THE IDEAL PHYSICIAN. 
By G. W. Greenlief. 
There is a series of pictures by the painter, 
Thomas Cole, called the Voyage of Life. In one of 
them a youth is seen sailing down the stream of time. 
The youth sails on (unheeding of the beauty that 
from either shore would tempt him to delay his 
course) . For just before the boat there flies an angel, 
and on the angel's head a star. The star forever leads 
the way, leading life's voyager onward. It is a true 
picture of man led onward by his ideal. For it is the 
ideal we follow, which determines the direction of 
our lives. And if we who, by these exercises of 
graduation, step forth into the ranks of the medical 
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and to our fellow-men, it behooves us that we set our 
standard high by cherishing and seeking to follow 
the highest ideal of professional life. 

Over the past with its fidelity or remissness we 
have no control. But before us are the possibilities 
of the future ; and we should look well to it, that we 
make the most of every possibility that invites our 
efforts. In the halls of learning the plans and pro- 
cesses of construction have been studied, and at length 
comes the laying of the corner-stone, and the material 
is at the disposal of the student for the building of 
his temple of the future. The time has come when 
the theoretical must be made practical ; when instruc- 
tions must be put into execution. 

The Ideal Physician will never cease to be a 
student, and will hold the advancement of medical 
science as one of the duties to which he is called. 
He will ever be on the alert to add to his store of 
knowledge ; and if by careful study and investigation 
he is able to enlighten the medical world on some 
obscurity, and by so doing render its work more 
efficient — even in slight degree — he will feel that 
his labor has been well spent. 

Never before in the annals of medicine has the 
outlook been brighter for the faithful student. With 
the literature of our profession, giving us the latest 
medical knowledge ; with well-equipped hospitals ; 
and medical associations bringing the profession in 
conference, and with the more general advancement 
resulting thereby, we can truly say that greater facil- 
ities for medical investigation have never existed. 
In this age when such wonderful progress is being 
made in our science, we should be determined to 
leave nothing undone which would add to our useful- 
ness and make us proficient in modern and progressive 
practice. Such rapid advances are being made, that 
marvelous results are achieved to-day by measures 
unknown to the profession until within a compara- 
tively recent date. Anaesthesia and antiseptics have 
marked epochs in surgery which have brought with 
them such protection to life and such usefulness, that 
too much cannot be attributed to their credit, and so 
generally are they accepted and practiced, that it is 
a matter of wonderment what would be accomplished 
without them. 

According to the physician's faithfulness to a high 
ideal, shown in his devotion to his professional 
duties, and his bearing in the sick-room, will be the 
degree of confidence placed in him by the community 
he would serve. He should be a man whose intel- 
lectual and moral attainments will prevent his bein°- 
too easily swayed by circumstances and one upon 
whom the rich and poor, and those of humble or 



exalted station, have equal claims. With what 
respect the tried and proved family physician is 
received into the household, and what weight his 
words convey. How helpful is his counsel in times 
of health and happiness, and how welcome are the 
words of hope and comfort which may pass his lips 
in the dark hour of sickness and sorrow. 

The faithful physician has an important part 
through his professional work, in doing something 
for that moral improvement of the world in which so 
many agencies are involved. Salvation — using the 
word in its broadest sense — has its physical as well 
as spiritual basis. As has been said, "To do the 
best in those noble activities which are so promotive 
of noble thinking and feeling, we need to be physi- 
cally sound, and there are some temptations more 
successfully resisted by the help of a healthy body. 
The low physical condition of multitudes of the poor 
is one of the great obstacles in the way of moral and 
mental progress." But the physician may influence 
the moral life of men more directly. His influence 
is not based on his healing powers alone, for with 
the degree of confidence which he is bound to receive 
from his patrons and with the knowledge which he 
possesses of their mental habits, he is enabled to 
instil moral principles which will tend to strengthen 
their spiritual as well as their physical life. The 
faithful physician will not only attempt the healing 
of those already stricken with disease, but warn and 
teach others, that they, too, may not come within its 
toils. " More wisdom regarding the laws of life, of 
health, and of heredity is needed in the interest of the 
world's well-being," and the true physician, loving 
his fellow-men, will work for prevention as well as 
cure. The true physician will regard the confidences 
reposed in him by his patients as a sacred trust; out- 
side the members of his profession whom he may 
call in consultation, or acquaint with some interesting 
case, his practice will never serve as a topic for con- 
versation. 

Without this trait a physician can never gain the 
implicit faith of his patrons, which is so essential to 
his success. Picture to yourself for the moment the 
light in which the Ideal Physician is regarded by 
the community : As a young man just entering upon 
his life's work ; energetic and industrious ; ever 
striving to be governed by careful observation ; 
endeavoring to raise his standard of proficiency at 
each and every step ; of good morals and a model for 
his generation to profit by ; endowed with that finer 
sense of goodness by which he is able to extend not 
only the benefit of his medical learning but kindness 
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later years we see him moving onward and upward, 
in his course so carefully chosen, and as time shows 
its markings his roll of honor is becoming more 
deeply engraved with that inscription which tells the 
story of his faithful life. At the final stage of his 
professional career we will now direct our gaze : We 
see a man for whom the love and respect of his 
fellow-men has increased day by day and year by 
year until they have become a reverence of which we 
may well be envious. Older members of the profes- 
sion look upon his achievements with admiration, 
. and the younger generation is ever ready to seek his 
counsels, while his achievement in character and 
professional success becomes a moulding power in 
their own lives. It is in the realization of this ideal, 
that gives propriety for calling the practice of medicine 
" The Noblest of the Professions" ; and that which in 
all time will make it of highest service to the world. 
And as we separate and begin our professional 
careers, we can depart with no better sentiment 
than that inscription in a German church, which gave 
new courage to Paul Fleming — "Look not mournfully 
into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely 
improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet 
the shadowy future without fear and with a manly 
heart." 

The five leading men of the class are : R. H. 
Hunt, A. S. Gilson, B. D. Ridlon, A. W. Plummet-, 
and J. M. Bodwell. 

The members of the graduating class : E. H. 
Andrews, P. H. Badger, J. M. Bodwell, T. W. 
BrimijMon, G. R. Cate, E. C. Cook, J. E. Cook, W. H. 
Dyer, 0. R. Emerson, E. I. Folsoin, A. S. Gilson, 
G. W. Greenlief, W. L. Haskell, R. H. Hunt, R. J. 
Kincaid, C. J. Lincoln, G. C. Mahoney, J. L. Pepper, 
A. W. Plummer, W. N. Price, H. L. Raymond, B. D. 
Ridlon, P. C. Russell, J. W. Sanborn, J. W. Sawyer, 
A. W. Shurtleff, A. E. Small, E. L. F. Staples, A. 
J. Stimpson, A. D. Variell, W. L. Watson, F. S. 
Weeks. 

Class officers: President, H. L. Raymond ; Vice- 
Presidents, W. L. Haskell, E. H. Andrews, E. C. 
Cook; Secretary, R. J. Kincaid; Orator, G. W. 
Greenlief; Marshal, J. W. Sanborn. Committee: 
0. R. Emerson, A. J. Stimpson, A. E. Small, W. N. 
Price, T. W. Brimijion. 

Honorary Appointments. 

Class or 1894. 

Edgar Myrick Simpson, North Newcastle; Alfred 

Veazie Bliss, Bangor; Frank Ellsworth Briggs, 

Mechanic Falls ; William Eugene Currier, Leicester, 

Mass.; Frank George Farrington, Augusta; Charles 



Allcott Flagg, Sandwich, Mass.; Frank Herbert 
Knight, Deering; Frederic Joseph Libby, Rich- 
mond; George Anthony Merrill, Pownal; Clarence 
Edward Michels, Brunswick ; Frederic William 
Pickard, Portland. 

Henry Edwin Andrews, Kennebunk ; Trelawney 
Clarendale Chapman, Jr., Springfield, Mass.; Fran- 
cis William Dana, Portland ; Fred Whitney Flood, 
Ellsworth Falls; Charles Milton Leightou, Port- 
land; James Atwood Levensaler, Thomaston ; Nor- 
man McKinnou, Stoughton, Mass.; Philip Henry 
Moore, Champlain, N. Y.; Andrew Urquhart Ogilvie, 
Ludlow, Mass.; Emery Howe Sykes, Auburn ; Ben- 
jamin Bradford Whitcomb, Ellsworth. 

Other members : John Wendall Anderson, Harry 
Lee Bagley, Rupert Henry Baxter, Harry Edgar 
Bryant, Samuel Preble Buck, Jr., Arthur Chapman, 
George Colby DeMott, Francis Alvin Frost, Fred 
Weston Glover, Rufus Henry Hinkley, Hiram Lionel 
Horsman, George Curtis Littlefield, Albert Jones 
Lord, Charlie Edward Merritt, Ralph Parker 
Plaisted, Howard Andrew Ross, Robert Lester 
Sheaff, Samuel Richard Smiley, Leon Leslie Spin- 
ney, Pliny Fenimore Stevens, Elias Thomas, Jr., 
William Widgery Thomas, 2d, William Putnam 
Thompson, Harry Cooley Wilbur. 

President's Reception. 
The reception of President and Mrs. Hyde 
was held in Memorial Hall as usual on 
Wednesday evening. Never before has 
there been such a large number present. 
The hall was crowded. Everything passed 
off smoothly, and everybody had a very 
pleasant evening. Robinson served refresh- 
ments to nearly a thousand guests. Memo- 
rial was very elaborately decorated and illu- 
minated. During the evening the Salem 
Cadet Band gave an open-air concert under 
the oak, but a heavy shower prevented for 
the most part the proposed campus illumina- 
tion. 

Maine Historical Society. 

The annual meeting of the Maine Histor- 
ical Society was held in the Cleveland reci- 
tation room. The regular routine business 
was disposed of. The new by-laws, which 
were presented by the committee, were read 
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membership was considered, but do final 
action taken. The time and place of the next 
field-day was left in the hands of a committee. 
Nearly all of the board of officers were 
re-elected. Two vacancies on the standing 
committee, occasioned by the death of W. B. 
Lapham and the resignation of ex-Senator 
James W. Bradbury, were filled by Mr. 
Ingalls, of Newcastle, and Mr. Charles E. 
Nash, of Augusta. 

Meeting op the Boaed oe Trustees. 

At the meeting of the Board of Trustees, 
Tuesday, Col. F. M. Drew resigned as secre- 
tary of the Board after serving twenty-nine 
years without missing a meeting. G. T. 
Files, Ph.D., was elected professor of German 
for three years, and H. C. Emery instructor 
in Political Economy and Sociology for one 
year. Melville W. Fuller was elected a 
member of the Board. 

Honorary degrees were conferred on the 
following : 

Master of Arts— Samuel Thomas Pickard, Sew- 
all C. Strout, Thomas Hawes Haskell, Albion Gus- 
tavus Young, William Wood, Charles Fuller McKim, 
Henry Vaughan. 

Doctor of Science— Charles Jewett, Charles Otis 
Whitman, Dudley Allen Sargent, Robert Edwin 
Peary, Abram Winegardner Harris. 

Doctor of Literature— Jonathan Young Stanton, 
Edward Stanwood, Frank Alpine Hill, Arlo Bates, 
George Thomas Little. 

Doctor of Laivs— George Foster Talbot, William 
Dummer Northend, Josiah Little Pickard, John 
Nelson Jewett, Charles Carroll Everett, Thomas 
Hamlin Hubbard, Cyrus Fogg Brackett, Stephen 
Jewett Young, Joseph White Symonds, George 
Lincoln Goodale, Charles Henry Smith. 

Doctor of Divinity — Edward Robie, William 
Alfred Packard, John Franklin Spaulding, William 
Packard Tucker, Charles Joseph Hardy Ropes, 
Benaiah Longley Whitman, George Lewis. 

Vote of Thanks. 
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees 
Wednesday a formal vote of thanks to the 
Walker heirs for the new Art Building was 



The Alumni Association. 
At a meeting of the Alumni Association 
on Thursday, these officers were elected: 
James McKeen, '64, President; S. B. Carter, 
'66, Vice-President; Professor George T. 
Little, Secretary and Treasurer. Executive 
Committee: Alfred Mitchell, '59; William H. 
Moulton, '74; A. T. Parker, '76. Committee 
on the Pray Prize in English Literature: 
Edward Stanwood, '61; Arlo Bates, '76; John 
E. Chapman, '77. 

Awards and Prizes. 

Goodwin Prize — Fred Joseph Libby. 

Class of '68 Prize — George Anthony Merrill. 

English Composition — Harry Edwin Andrews, 
Fred Joseph Libby, first prizes; Trelawny Claren- 
dale Chapman, Frederick William Pickard, second 
prizes. 

Pray English Prize — Frederick William Pickard. 

Broion Extemporaneous Composition Prize — 
Frederick William Pickard, first prize ; Charles 
Allcot Flagg, second prize. 

Junior Declamation Prize — George Curtis Web- 
ber, first prize ; Ralph Taylor Parker, second prize. 

Sophomore Declamation Prizes — Robert Orange 
Small, first prize; Herbert Otis Clough, second 
prize. 

Sewall Latin Prize— Chase Eastman. 

Sewall Greek Prize — Chase Eastman. 

Smyth Matliematical Prize — Willard Streeter 
Bass. 

Brown Memorial Scholarship— Frederick Will- 
iam Pickard, Class of 1894; George Henry Dunton 
Foster, Class of 1895; Henry Hill Pierce, Class of 
1896; Alfred Page Cook, Class of 1897. 

Phi Beta Kappa. 

The annual meeting of * b k was held in 
Adams Hall, on Wednesday, at 3 p.m., and 
was well attended. The following men were 
elected from the Class of '94: Messrs. Bliss, 
Briggs, Currier, Farrington, Flagg, Knight, 
Libby, Merrill, Michels, Pickard, and Simp- 
son. Hon. Henry Ingalls, '41, was re-elected 
president, and Professor F. C. Robinson, '73, 
secretary and treasurer, and the usual liter- 
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Centennial Exercises. 

At four p.m. Wednesday, in the church, 
an address on the Religious History of the 
College was delivered by Egbert Coffin 
Smyth, D.D., Class of 1878, Professor in 
Andover Theological Seminary, and formerly 
Collins Professor in the College of Natural 
and Revealed Religion. 

Thursday, 10 A.M., in the church. The 
order of exercises : 

Prayer. 

Professor John Smith Sewall, D.D., Class of 1850. 
Music— Overture, " The Pearl of Savoy." — Lachner. 
Salem Cadet Band. 
Anniversary Oration. 

Chief Justice Melville Weston Fuller, LL.D., 
Class of 1853. 
Music— Selection from "Faust." — Gounod. 

Salem Cadet Band. 
Anniversary Poem. 

Professor Arlo Bates, A.M., Class of 1876. 
Music — "Musical Scenes from Scotland." — Langey. 
Salem Cadet Band. 
Conferring of Honorary Degrees. 

By the President of the College. 

BENEDICTION. 

Anniversary Dinner. 

At the close of the public exercises on 
Thursday, a dinner given by the Trustees 
and Overseers of the college to the alumni, 
under-graduates, and invited guests, was 
served in a tent on the campus. About 
twelve hundred were present. James Mc- 
Keen, Esq., Class of '64, President of the 
Alumni Association, presided. After due 
attention had been given to the excel- 
lent dinner, Mr. McKeen arose and, in a 
pleasing manner, proposed "health and long 
life" to Rev. T. T. Stone, of the Class of 
1820. The oldest living graduate, Mr. Stone, 
responded in a few words, saying that it 
had always been a great pleasure to him to 
come back to the college, but because of his 
extreme age he felt that the time had now 
come when he must say farewell. 



The "Commencement Hymn" was sung, 
the college choir leading. This was followed 
by happy remarks and reminiscenses by Mr. 
McKeen. How " President McKeen, in the 
early days of the college, when the country 
was thinly settled, during the occultation of 
a star by the moon, set up his telescope to 
find out where Brunswick was. But now 
times have so changed that instead of seeking 
to find where Bowdoin College is, one has to 
search a long time to find where it is not. 
When the science expedition reached the 
Grand Falls in Labrador it was discovered 
that Bowdoin had been there. Go to Green- 
land and you will find Bowdoin Bay and the 
dauntless Peary. 

President Hyde responded to the first toast, 
" Our Alma Mater." After paying tribute 
to the former presidents and giving a hearty 
welcome to all, he defined the present posi- 
tion and policy of the college. " It was not 
formed by the men of the present time, but 
received its shape from those of the past. 
Its situation is such that it never can be 
large in numbers. It is not wealthy and has 
been hampered thereby, but now with its new 
buildings, a successful system is secured." 

For the State of Maine Governor Cleaves 
brought greetings to the alumni and friends 
of the college. "The institution is an honor 
to the commonwealth; her graduates hold 
the highest places of honor and trust and 
have done a great work in making her what 
she now is." 

Mr. McKeen said: "It is to be regretted 
that our men in congress, William P. Frye 
and Thomas B. Reed, are unable to be with 
us to-day. While their presence would add 
much to the enjoyment of this occasion, it is 
a pleasure to us to know that during this 
time, when the nation is passing through an 
important crisis, they cannot be spared. But 
we are fortunate in having senators in 
reserve, and so I will call on ex-Senator 
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Mr. Bradbury's remarks were filled with 
reminiscenses of his college days. He spoke 
of his classmates Longfellow, Hawthorne, 
and Abbott as he knew them during their 
intimacy in college. " The Faculty, at that 
time, consisted of two professors and two 
instructors. Three courses were open to us, 
one in the classics, one in mathematics, and 
one in the natural sciences. There were 
two professors, one Packard and the other 
Cleaveland, and when Symth and Upham 
were added, shortly after, we thought we had 
all for which we could ask." He paid a high 
tribute to his own class, and closed by showing 
the advantage of our present appointments 
over those of his own time. 

Chief Justice of Maine, John A. Peters, 
was next introduced. We wish that we 
were able to reproduce his witty remarks 
entire. "I am not a son of Bowdoin, but I 
married into her family and she is now my 
mother-in-law. Last night I had a dream; I 
thought that I was trying to pass the exami- 
nations for Bowdoin. I saw President Hyde 
come in, and he told me that I was all right 
in the revised statutes, but was conditioned in 
the Greek Testament. If any woman should 
embrace me I am not yet so old but what I 
would embrace her back again. Bowdoin 
has embraced me, and I am going to return 
the caress. In the large institutions like 
Harvard and Yale a man goes through more 
college, but in the smaller institutions more 
college goes through him. President Hyde, 
my prayers are always for you and the 
college, but as you are of a different creed 
I don't know as your prayers would do me 
any good." Amid great applause General 
O. O. Howard came forward. The gist of 
his remarks was that we needed more reserve 
military force and that it would be of advan- 
tage to the college if we had a good corps of 
cadets. 

The song " Beati " was sung by the choir. 
Judge Symonds was called upon to answer 



to the toast, " The Profession of Law." His 
speech was one of the most eloquent of the 
day. He paid high tribute to his class, that 
of 1860. It is the largest class ever gradu- 
ated from the college, numbering fifty -five. 
Of the prominent graduates in law, the names 
of Reed, Fuller, and Bradbury were among 
those receiving high praise. The progress of 
the profession of law was traced out in a highly 
interesting manner. President Gilman of 
Johns Hopkins, spoke of the college in high 
terms : " I have noticed everywhere that your 
graduates are masters of the English language. 
I looked about for the reason, and I found 
that you taught few things, but those 
thoroughly. The college and university 
stand in the closest relation. The university 
can exist only through the college, and the 
improvement of the former is through the 
development of the latter. It is my firm 
belief that soon we shall see the larger 
colleges dividing their numbers into small 
departments, that they may follow more 
closely the mode of work given in the small 
college, because they begin to recognize that 
it is in the small institutions that the best 
work is done." 

Professor Samuel Harris, of the Class of 
'33, now professor in Yale, was next called 
upon. He said that there were five living 
men in his class, and that they were all 
present. He expressed sorrow at the growing 
tendency towards the suppression of religious 
instruction in the different schools, and 
gratification that in Bowdoin religious influ- 
ence is so strong. 

President McKeen — " I am glad that the 
chariot has not yet come to take away our 
Elijah." 

When Elijah Kellogg arose, every one in 
the audience sprang to their feet and deafen- 
ing shouts and cheers greeted him. With his 
usual polish and eloquence, he held the atten- 
tion of all throughout his speech. With 
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and his ancestors had been connected with 
the college ; of his college days when he 
could go out before chapel and shoot pigeons 
enough for a pigeon pie. "While I was in 
Andover, some one asked ine : 'Is it true that 
you promised the people of Harpswell, that if 
they would build a church you would come 
there and work with them?' Yes, I did 
promise that. 'Well, the lumber is on the 
spot, and they are at work on the building.' 
I, too, will be on the spot when I get through 
here." Mr. Kellogg gave a short account of 
the rise of religious influences in the college 
and gave a fitting tribute to the much be- 
loved Professor Wood. 

The name of Gen. Joshua Chamberlain 
brought forth prolonged applause. "Like 
Joshua of old," he said, "I will cause the sun 
to stand still for the next ten minutes." 
Through him the men who gave up their 
college hopes and aspirations for their 
country's cause receive a fitting remem- 
brance. 

President Whitman, of Colby, brought 
the greetings and congratulations of the 
other Maine colleges, and spoke of the close 
connection and sympathy which there had 
always been between them. 

Professor C. H. Smyth replied for Yale: 
"I feel that I am still a delegate to Yale 
from Bowdoin rather than the representative 
to Bowdoin from Yale." In a few words he 
presented the greeting of his college, and 
the best wishes for our future success. 

President Barbour, of the Congregation- 
alist College of Montreal, spoke for the clergy. 

In the last toast, " Bowdoin in Athletics," 
Dr. Dudley Sargent, of Harvard, showed that 
he was on familiar ground. "I don't know 
just what to say to-day, because, from the 
recent discussion in athletics, many seem to 
question on which side I stand; and I don't 
know which side you wish me to take here. I 
believe that athletics are of the highest serv- 
ice in education. One evil we have inherited 



from the academical department, that is the 
offering of prizes to contestants. The result 
has been, that but few men, and most of these 
those who do not especially need the training, 
have gone into this branch. What is most 
needed is a physical development, which, like 
the mental, will be of service in after life. 
I believe that you have that system here in 
making the gymnasium course compulsory 
to all." 

The choir then sang a Bowdoin song 
written by J. Clare Minott, '96, and the 
exercises were adjourned for one hundred 
years. 



Class Reunions. 

0F the thousand or more alumni of Bowdoin 
who came to help celebrate its centen- 
nial week, it is impossible to say how many 
class reunions were held. They were held 
everywhere and at all times, and formed a 
very important part of the great occasion. 
It was most interesting to watch the meetings 
of graduates, especially the older ones. 
General alumni headquarters were at the 
library, and here they all registered. Rev. 
T. T. Stone, D.D., of the Class of '20, the 
oldest living graduate, was a prominent guest 
of the week; and Hon. J. W. Bradbury, the 
next oldest, and the sole survivor of the 
immortal Class of '25, was one of those who 
enjoyed the week most. All six of the 
surviving members of '33 were present. 
Following are some of the classes that held 
well attended and happy reunions during the 
week: 

'44, at Noble Street, Wednesday at 6 p.m. 

'54, headquarters at 28 A. H. ; dinner Wednesday 
night at Portland. 

'67, at Odd Fellows Hall, 2 p.m., Wednesday. 

'69, headquarters on Cleaveland Street. 

73, at Science Building. 

'74, at Prof. Johnson's. 

'75 had a finely attended reunion at Odd Fellows 
Hall. 

'76, headquarters at 17 A. H. 



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'77, at Col. Gr. L. Thompson's, 9 a.m., Thursday. 
'79, at 18 A. H. 

'84 had a banquet in Portland at the Preble. 
'88, at No. 2 Centre Street, 7 p.m., Wednesday. 
'89, at Prof. Files', and at the tent, 5 p.m., 
Wednesday. 

'90, Thursday evening. 

'91, Thursday evening. 

'92, Thursday evening at Prof. Young's. 

'93, Thursday evening. 



Fraternity Reunions. 

WITH most alumni one of the most pleas- 
ant parts of the week, and an occasion 
that does much to draw them back, is the 
reunion of their old fraternity. Of course this 
year the reunions were much better attended 
than usually. Each society decorated its men 
with its colors upon their arrival on the 
campus. In many ways the fraternities 
contributed largely to the success of the 
great week. Several decorated their ends 
quite elaborately with flags, designs, bunting 
in their colors, etc. The reunions were held 
in the respective halls on Wednesday even- 
ing, after the President's reception. In 
nearly every case the halls were crowded 
and the "boys," old and young, had a merry 
time together, and it was broad daylight 
before the different crowds came singing and 
cheering back to the campus. Since it was 
the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment 
of A K E at Bowdoin, this fraternity had the 
most formal reunion and had the most 
alumni back. Seven other chapters of a k e 
were represented", and over one hundred and 
sixty members of Theta Chapter sat down at 
the banquet, served in the court room, by 
Robinson of Portland. Among other liter- 
ary exercises were an oration by Hon. O. D. 
Baker, '68, a poem by Judge H. S. Webster, 
'67, and a historical sketch of the chapter by 
J. C. Minot, '96. 



'33 carries off the palm for attendance, for, out of 
five living members, five were present. '92 had 
thirty-one men here out of forty living. 




The college team played 
the team chosen from those who 
won large reputations for themselves 
in college in the past on the Delta, the 
afternoon of June 27th. The college 
nine had no difficulty in defeating their 
opponents by a score of 12 to 4. The individual 
work of the alumni was somewhat ragged, and 
showed want of practice. Moulton and Carey 
started in as battery, but soon changed places, and in 
the fourth inning Hutchinson came in from short-stop 
and finished the game behind the bat. "Joe" William- 
son in right field did some great work chasing the 
ball. Torrey played a good game at second base and 
Talbot in left field. The following alumni tried to 
show their skill in the field and at the bat : Moulton, 
'87; Carey, '88; Dearth, '87 ; Tukey, '91 ; Torrey, 
'84; Thompson, '91 ; Savage, '93; Hutchinson, '93 ; 
Williamson, '88; Fogg, '89, and Talbot, '87. The 
grand stand and side lines were crowded with inter- 
ested and highly entertained spectators. 

Among the happy class reunions were those of 
'75 and '89. 

Zeta Psi was photoed on the Art Building steps 
Commencement week. 

Dewey, '95, will ring the chapel bell for early 
chapel the coming year. 

The organ will be played by Clough, '96, when 
the college again assembles. 

The finest of Commencement weather has graced 
Bowdoin's grand centennial. 

The down-town dealers made heavy sales of col- 
lege views this Commencement. 

Willard, '96, has been appointed chorister of the 
college choir for the year of 1895. 

Many of the students were in attendance at the 
reception given by the Class of '94, Bath High 
School. 

Over a thousand names were registered in the 
library. Many of the men had not been back for 
thirty years. 

The Walker Art Building has been open all day 
the past week and has received unlimited praise from 
visiting alumni, 



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Christie, Quiniby and Stubbs, '95, were camping 
on the Cobbossecontee between Ivy Day and Com- 
mencement week. 

As a sign of the growth of the town in the last 
forty years, notice the remark of one of the mem- 
bers of '44, that when he was here, there were not 
more than two or three buildings on the west side of 
Main Street. 

The interior of the Science Building is a happy 
surprise. The effect of the dark finished wood and 
the brick wall, with polished floors and gleaming 
tiles, is very pleasing. Except a few tinishing 
touches, the building is ready for its furnishings. 

The Freshman Class banquet, held in the Preble 
House, Portland, Friday evening, the 22d of June, 
was a most enjoyable affair. Over thirty-five of the 
class, fresh from their examinations, sat down to one 
of the best of the landlord's dinners. After the inner 
man was filled and satisfied, the following pro- 
gramme was presented : Opening Address, G. S. 
Bean; Ode, E. B. Remiek ; History, T. C. Keohan ; 
Oration, M. S. Coggan ; Ode, D. D. Spear ; Poem, H 
M. Varrell ; Prophecy, J. E. Rhodes; Toast-master, 
E. G. Pratt. The toasts responded to were Bowdoin. 
Athletics, Professor Moody, Hazing, The Ladies, 
'Ninety-Seven. As usual, the banquet closed with 
the singing of " Phi Chi." 




'25. — Ex-Senator James 
W. Bradbury of Augusta, 
who spoke at the Centennial dinner, 
was 92 years old June 10th. He was 
in that famous class which turned out so 
many great men renowned in literary circles 
and on the battle field. Mr. Bradbury is in good 
health and may be found nearly every day at the 
Granite Bank of Augusta, of which he is a director, 
doing his share of the work. 

'50. — Gen. O. O. Howard succeeds John Wana- 
maker as president of the National Temperance 
Society. The election took place at the annual meet- 
ing in the Broadway Tabernacle, when the society 
celebrated its twenty-ninth anniversary. Gen. Howard 
addressed a recent gathering of the local Prohibition 
Society at Niagara Falls. Gen. Howard also had 
an article appearing in the Congregationalist, May 



24th, titled "Christianity in the Army," and one in 
the June number of the North American Review on 
the "Menace of Coxeyism and the Significance and 
Aims of the Movement." 

'60. — The Maine and New Brunswick Granite 
Company, organized a year ago and of which L. G. 
Downes is secretary and treasurer, reports a very 
flourishing business in these hard times. A large 
contract just completed was the finishing of the 
interior of the Broad Street Station, Philadelphia. 
Another large contract on hand is the Museum of 
Natural History for Central Park, New York. 

'60. — Hon. Joseph W. Symonds has been elected 
vice-president of the National Unitarian Association. 

'61. — An article by Edward Stanwood, " How to 
Relieve Congress," appeared in the June North 
American Review. 

'66. — Dr. Gerrish attended the recent Triennial 
Medical Congress held in Washington. 

'74. — O. C. Evans of Cape Elizabeth has been 
chosen superintendent of the Belfast city schools at 
a salary of $1,000 a year. For the past three years 
he has held a similar position at Cape Elizabeth. 

'81. — A. D. Gray, master of the Mathematical 
Department of the Penn Charter School of Philadel- 
phia, sailed for Germany with Mrs. Gray, June 16th. 

'86. — J. C. Parker, M.D., formerly of Lebanon, 
Maine, has entered upon a promising practice in 
Farmington, N. H. 

'91. — Parker, who has been gymnasium instructor 
since graduation at Phillips Exeter Academy, has 
resigned to accept the position of instructor in gym- 
nastics at Colby. 

'91. — Foss has resigned the principalship of the 
Stockton (Cal.) High School and leaves soon for 
Germany to study medicine. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Whereas, Our Heavenly Father has, in his infinite 
wisdom, removed from us our beloved classmate, 
Roy Fairfield Bartlett, 

Resolved, That we, the Class of '92, deeply mourn- 
ing him whom we truly loved, offer this tribute to 
his generous and noble manhood which helped us 
while he was with us, and now remains as a price- 
less memory ; 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be pub- 
lished in the Bowdoin Orient, entered in the class 
records, and forwarded to his parents. 

Adopted at reunion of Class of '92, held at Bruns- 
wick, June 28, 1894. 

Fred V. Gdmmer, Secretary. 



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Princeton has 1,092 students. 

There are about 12,000 students in the scientific 
schools of this country. 

It is said that Vassar girls are so modest that they 
will not work on improper fractions. 

John D. Rockefeller has sent the University of 
Chicago $50,000 to be immediaiely expended in 
books. 

The University of Michigan recently received a 
bequest of $5,000 for the endowment of the Bible 
chairs. 

No college in all England publishes a college 
paper. This is another illustration of the superior 
energy of America, where about 200 colleges publish 
periodic journals. 

Vassar College is about to collect, on a large 
scale, the nests and eggs of birds native to that 
section. A collector has been engaged who will 
devote his attention exclusively to this work. The 
collection of birds of North America at the college 
is said to be the largest and to contain the finest 
stuffed specimens in the world. It is valued at 
$30,000. 

The University of Pennsylvania has an attendance 
of 2,223, thus ranking third in the size of the Amer- 
ican universities, Harvard and Michigan surpassing it. 

The first record we have of tennis is found in the 
Bible in these words: "Joseph served in Paroah's 
court and Israel returned out of Egypt." 





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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIV., No. 6.— October 3, 1894. 

Editorial Notes, 103 

Bowdoin Revisited, 105 

Dedication of the Searles Science Building, .... 107 
Bowdoin Verse: 

Quartrain, 110 

Two Songs 110 

White Head 110 

A Chemical Tragedy, Ill 

Same Old Story, . . . Ill 

In Dreams, Ill 

Collegii Tabula, Ill 

Athletics, 114 

Personal, 116 

In Memoriam, 117 

College World, 118 




summer vacation with 
its work and pleasure, its rest and change, 
has passed, and again the happy college 
boys throng back to Bowdoin's halls. The 
opening of the fall term is ever a joyous 
season and few indeed are the students who 
are not glad to get back again, to exchange 
the fraternal grip with chums, to participate 
in the first week's festivities, and to settle 
down to the work and enjoyment of another 
college year. After the grand blaze of glory 
with which the centennial celebration closed 
the last college year, even sophomoric war 
paint and Freshman greenness may have 
seemed a trifle tame this term, but there is 
every indication of an unusually successful 
and prosperous year. We deeply miss '94, 
ever so active a class in the college, but are 
happy to record that over half of its mem- 
bers have shown their loyalty and love for 
Bowdoin by returning for a visit during 
these opening weeks. The Orient, in com- 
mon with the rest of the college, has a hearty 
greeting for the Class of '98, for which the 
changes of time have now made a place in 
our midst. It is an exceptionally large and 
fine class of young men, and promises to fall 
readily into harmony with the spirit and 
principles of the old college which we love, 
and which it will soon learn to love as well. 
It is the golden age of Bowdoin's prosperity, 



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and we should be proud and thankful to be 
among its students at such a time. Bowdoin 
stands on the threshold of its second century 
with the vast and priceless treasures of the 
past secure, with a present, rich in prosperity 
and progress, and with a future full of the 
brightest prospects. 

ELSEWHERE in this number is an account 
of the dedication of the Searles Science 
Building. The building was at once opened 
for work and is regularly occupied by the 
students in the biological, physical, and chem- 
ical departments. This noble structure, so 
grand in conception and so complete in exe- 
cution, is indeed an addition to the far-famed 
beautiful campus of Bowdoin and will be an 
immortal monument to the generosity of its 
loyal friends. Its dedication marks the begin- 
ning of a new era for the college. With such 
a building, completely fitted with modern 
apparatus, the scientific courses will be im- 
measurably improved, and the general scope 
and efficiency of the college work greatly 
enlarged. No educational institution in the 
country has a better science building than 
Bowdoin now possesses. It waited long and 
waited well. It has been faithful over a few 
things and now it is ruler over many. 



IT was sincerely hoped that the Class of 
'97 would have the courage to give up the 
Horn Concert this year. This custom, how- 
ever useful it might have been in former 
years as a Freshman discipline, has now de- 
generated into a positive disgrace. No mem- 
ber of a Sophomore class from the bottom of 
his heart favors the custom, but none seem 
to have the moral courage of his convictions 
to stand up in a class meeting and say so, 
for fear it will be said that he is afraid to go 
into it; so the affair has dragged on year after 
year. On the first Thursday night of the 
opening term, the usual number of brave 
men from the Sophomore Class assemble at 



the gym, and the rest of the college wait for 
them to form, with baskets filled with various 
defunct organisms for their first course and 
plenty of river water to wash it down. After 
teasing their mouse for a while the upper- 
classmen pitch in and break up the body 
through overpowering numbers; a free fight 
generally follows, some bruises are received, 
and the honor of the class is satisfied. Noth- 
ing can be more senseless and childlike, 
unless it is the so-called original and brilliant 
idea of putting molasses upon the Freshmen 
benches at first chapel. It seems that " The 
custom must be kept," " It won't do for these 
old customs to die out," "The class that does 
away with them will be laughed at." Poor 
sensitive children, afraid to attract attention 
to themselves for doing a praiseworthy thing, 
but willing to furnish sport for the whole 
college b} T making themselves a target for 
everything putrid under heaven. The cir- 
cumstances were such that the Class of 
'Ninety-four did not " open up spring " with 
the usual desecrations. Almost nothing was 
said at the time, and the custom has become 
a thing of the past. So with Horn Concert; 
drop it once and it will be gone forever, a 
fit sacrifice to the memory of Anna and Phi 
Chi. 



BY glancing at the schedule in the Athletic 
column it is seen that we have an 
unusual number of good games this season, 
and what is more, out of the nine games 
secured, five will be played on the home 
grounds. This is in answer to the demand 
of the students who complain that they are 
obliged to support the team but see few of 
the games. But this arrangement has been 
secured only through sacrifice by the man- 
agement. More games in Brunswick is 
synonymous with greater expenses, to meet 
which the subscriptions must be larger this 
year than ever before. The Association is 
also in debt and it must be cleared off this 



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year. The contributions heretofore in behalf 
of foot-ball have been small; while every 
other college of our rank, and even some 
fitting schools, find no difficulty in raising 
from five hundred to three thousand dollars, 
our annual offering scarcely reaches two hun- 
dred. We have the making of a good team 
this year, a team that will do us credit 
among the other colleges. Our history in 
this sport has been an evolution from a 
rough " nobody knows how to play " affair 
to a team that will hold its own with any 
college of its size and resources.. 

Two hundred dollars, just think of it; why 
that's less than a dollar a man, which means 
that hardly a third of the men in college 
give anything to this association. Every 
man can give a dollar in some way, and the 
peculiar thing about it is that in looking 
.over the lists one finds the names of many 
who are working their way through, coming 
up with their dollar or two dollars, and those 
perfectly able to pay trying to get in with 
the management and sneaking under the 
canvas. Every one should make an allow- 
ance in his accounts for these popular sports; 
make his subscription to them one of the 
necessaries of life, and when he stands up 
to the ropes and sees the team pulling out 
victory after victory he will enjoy the game 
a great deal better if he has allowed his 
college sentiment to go so far as to reach 
the bottom of his pocket. 



JP HERE are but few changes in the Faculty 
*■ this year. The Orient voices the col- 
lege in welcoming Mr. H. C. Emery, '92, to 
the department of Political Science. Mr. 
Emery is well remembered by many of the 
under-graduates as a fellow-student, and so 
he comes as an old friend as well as a new 
instructor. The college has ever been par- 
tial to her own graduates, and in so doing 
has chosen a Faculty deeply in sympathy 
with Bowdoin; young, energetic, and pro- 



gressive. W. R. Smith, '90, takes the place of 
Mr. Merriman, '92, as assistant in Chemistry. 



TITHE Hand-book issued by the Young Men's 
■*• Christian Association is ready for distri- 
bution. Many copies have already been given 
to members by the incoming class. This 
useful little book, full of things all should 
know, has been greatly improved by the 
addition of cuts and a map of the campus. 
A copy can be obtained at the rooms or from 
the President of the Association. 



TITHE Orient will be sent to each member 
■*• of the Freshman Class. The college 
paper is as deserving of support as base-ball 
and foot-ball, and it is expected that the 
name of every man in '98 will go to swell 
the subscription list. We shall continue to 
send the Orient to you unless otherwise 
requested. 



Bowdoin Revisited. 

TITHE campus must first be seen — but what 
A has become of the stretch of lawn upon 
Main Street? Where is the old hotel once 
standing at the corner? The latter, for more 
than a year my shelter from the weather, 
but not always from intrusive guests at 
hours of night, is gone and not a trace re- 
mains. Memorial Hall, Science Hall, and 
the Art Gallery furnish obstruction to the 
view of the dormitories yclept in the days 
of my study — "Sodom, Gomorrah, Zion, and 
Paradise ends," but the obstruction is not 
all unpleasant when the purpose of its being 
is well understood. 

Once inside the quadrangle, the heart 
mourns over the departure of the " old 
chapel," the stain upon whose glass one 
morning surprised the entering line of rush- 
ing students whose cloaks concealed defect- 
ive toilets. The memory of exciting scenes 
inside and outside its narrow portal pre- 



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vented at first the view of its more stately 
successor. Why were the seats in the new 
chapel so arranged as to compel students to 
cast sidelong glances at the leader of their 
worship? No. 24, Maine Hall, the scene of 
some study in the use of but little "midnight 
oil," surprised its one-time occupant in its 
newness of garb taken on since the Presi- 
dent of the college no longer occupies No. 
22 adjacent. 

" Ichabod " was found written over the 
doors which once opened into the Peucinian 
and Athensean Libraries, and their cabinets. 
Their special glory has departed by absorp- 
tion into the greater glory. But blame me 
not if I regret the absorption. It is not easy 
to forget the old days. It is doubtful whether 
the Greek initials mean more to those who 
wear them so conspicuously than did the 
Latin initials to us older boys. 

The cheapness of watches of these later 
days will perhaps explain the removal of the 
dial from the pedestal in front of old " Massa- 
chusetts Hall." '■'•Old Massachusetts!'''' Per- 
haps no change has come over thee, and one 
will feel at home within thy walls! How 
natural the old fire-place in the Cleaveland 
Lecture Room ! The cabinet is still attract- 
ive, but we miss the odors from below and 
above. As we attempt to look across the 
delta toward the "Commons Hall," our view 
is obstructed by a building to which has 
been transferred the source of some of the 
odors. The Medical Building fitlj- occupies 
a corner of the Athletic Field. The grand 
stand is certainly an improvement upon the 
individual stands around the solid frame 
from which hung a single rope — the gymna- 
sium of '44. Past the well-appointed gym- 
nasium, with its running track, its bowling 
alley, its horizontal and its parallel bars, its 
rower's seats, its ladders, its rings, its baths, 
its long horse and its short horse, the eye 
roves till it reaches the spot once occupied 
by the woodshed, where the horses were of 



about equal length and height and the exer- 
cises thereover were a source of revenue. 

Change is written upon all within the 
campus, but unchanged stands the dark 
background of "whispering pines." Old 
friends — we greet you, and you answer back 
as of old, but your murmurings are a dirge 
constantly sung over the resting-place of 
those who were our teachers and whose glad 
greeting we so miss to-day. Lured from the 
campus, upon which not a familiar face is 
seen, we are less lonely in the city of the 
dead. Once more do we stand in the pres- 
ence of Cleaveland of rough exterior, but of 
tender heart; of Smyth, with chalk-covered 
lapel, to whose clear thought the most ab- 
struce problems were "evident;" of the 
saintly Upham, whose eyes were opened 
upward more frequently than upon the stu- 
dents before him in class or whom he avoided 
meeting in the street by reason of timidity; 
of Goodwin, acute as a critic and, as we some- 
times thought, merciless in discipline; of 
Packard, whose loving spirit grew tenderer 
with the years till "he was not, for God took 
him" into closer companionship; of the 
polished Woods, refined and courtly in his 
manners, and who needed not a companion 
to round out his life already complete in 
manly strength and womanly beauty. These 
were our teachers, not after the patterns of 
to-day, for they were instructors rather than 
teachers, builders of character. Their per- 
sonal influence we recall with gratitude and 
would lay upon their graves the flowers of 
memory. Fifty years of struggle with the 
world have prove,d to us the need of the 
sturdy virtues they commended to us by 
example and by precept. A night's sleep 
after communing with the past and we 
awake to present realities. 

Nine old men march near the head of a 
procession, the like of which was escorted 
fifty years before by forty-nine youths, reso- 
lute and eager for the fray. Thirty-five have 



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107 



fallen by the way. Four have laid aside 
their weapons and are waiting patiently the 
end. One of the four has since fallen ; one 
was "too busy to spare the time" — all pres- 
ent and accounted for. The class meeting, 
filled to overflowing with joy and sadness as 
our secretary gave us glimpses of the dead 
and of the living — of successes and of fail- 
ures — is of the past and its record is locked 
in the hearts of participants. 

The Class of '44 greets the Class of '94, 
rejoicing in their manly bearing, believing in 
their fuller equipment for times that are to 
try men's souls as they have never been tried 
before, hoping for them the fullest realiza- 
tion of their dreams, and praying for their 
success in winning honors for their Alma 
Mater and in making the next half century 
tell upon Bowdoin's prosperity. 

This is the era for young men in college 
administration, in commerce, in politics and 
in philanthropy; young men largely special- 
ists and of course most thoroughly qualified 
as teachers. The times demand the changes. 
Alertness is the end sought in body and in 
mind. Will it be at the expense of moral 
stability? We may see. Many of the Class 
of '94 will answer the question. We boys 
of '44 rejoice that it was our privilege to sit 
under the instruction of men who had helped 
to fashion the lives of such men as Dr. T. T. 
Stone (1820), Hon. J. W. Bradbury (1825), 
without a well-appointed gymnasium or sci- 
entific instruction in athletics; of such as 
Longfellow, Hawthorne, and Cheever when 
many of the modern sciences were awaiting 
discovery; of such as John P. Hale and 
Franklin Pierce before political science had 
recognition. We of '44 were equipped for 
our day as the boys of '94 are for their time. 

A comparison of ' Commencement pro- 
grammes fifty years apart shows a narrower 
range of topics in the latter than in the for- 
mer. The trend of modern thought is shown 



in that of '94, politics and science taking the 
larger share. 

Salvete iteramque salvete, '94. May Bow- 
doin's second century add to her strength as 
the past century has developed her "right 
to be." J. L. P., '44. 



Dedication of the Searles Science 
Building. 

TTTHE beautiful and well-equipped chemistry 
■*■ lecture-room was filled to overflowing by 
the friends and students of the college, who 
came to listen to the dedicatory services of 
the new Science Buildiug. Prayer was offered 
by Prof. Henry L. Chapman. Then General 
Hubbard, to whose timely intercession we 
owe much in obtaining this magnificent gift, 
presented the building to the college in the 
following well-chosen words : 
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Board of Trus- 
tees and Overseers ; 

No presentation of this building is needed to 
make it yours. It already belongs to the college. 
In his report of 1892, the President set forth at 
length the need of suitable laboratories for the 
departments of chemistry, physics, and biology. 
For many years before, the heads of these depart- 
ments had urged attention to this subject. They 
supplemented the President's report by renewed 
representations to the Visiting Committee that met 
a few weeks after the report was issued. To sooth- 
ing assurances of the committee that the require- 
ments of the departments would, no doubt, be met 
in due time, one of the professors replied that he 
had made the same application and received the 
same assurance for nearly twenty years. Perhaps 
this visiting committee was more tender-hearted 
than those that had preceded it. Perhaps its 
members reasoned with themselves like the unjust 
judge of the scripture. The time had come for 
importunities to prevail and the committee found the 
way to satisfy them. The result was that a build- 
ing such as the President had requested was 
offered to the Boards at their meeting in June, 1892. 
The heads of the departments at once began to 
prepare plans for construction. Their efforts were 
aided by a building committee and guided by the 
architect chosen to direct the work. Early in the 



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spring of 1893, the plans were settled in detail and 
finally adopted. In the same spring foundations 
were laid and the work of construction was begun. 
We stand to-day in the completed building. 'Its 
development has surpassed the modest proposals 
first made by the President and Professors, and its 
cost has kept pace with its development. But, 
happily, it has been paid for and is subject to no 
incumbrance. 

Thus conceived in the hopes of Bowdoin officers; 
built upon plans devised by her professors; reared 
on foundations laid in her soil ; rising day by day, 
and course upon course, in Bowdoiu's air and in the 
sight of her teachers and her students, the Science 
Building has grown naturally into the family group. 
But, up to this time, it has been only a structure of 
brick and iron and stone. Now it is to become an 
active educational agent. Up to this time it has 
been a lifeless body. Now it is to be made animate, 
as the working home of students and instructors. 

At this transition moment its presentation is 
made, not for the purpose of conveying its title to 
the college, already its owner; but to commit it to 
the new career that henceforth claims it. It is 
presented not merely as a finished combination of 
building material, but as an instrument of educa- 
tion prepared for special uses and fit for great 
efforts if used by men who know how to use it. It 
is committed to the special charge of the heads of 
the departments of chemistry, physics, and biology. 
They know its uses. Their past labors attest their 
skill. They have been faithful over few things. 
They are fit to rule over more things. Every part 
of the building's interior has been planned and 
perfected to fulfill some use their long experience 
has approved. Their ideas have been faithfully 
formulated by the skillful architect who has worked 
with them and has made this structure the transla- 
tion and the child of their thought. They will 
treat their own child lovingly. They will make it 
work according to its ability, in the best directions 
and for the most needed results. Parents know 
that such work is good for their children. 

The building is confided to the students also, 
in confidence that, in its use, they will follow the 
worthy example of their teachers. Without that 
example the swiftly-changing classes may not see 
how every feature of the building is part of a com- 
plex and valuable implement. Without that exam- 
ple they may not understand that the building is the 
body whose mind is supplied by intelligent work. 
They may treat it carelessly or rudely, as a thing 
of earth, made only to be trodden on and soiled. 



Let them learn to respect it and to be its friend. 
Let them remember that they are its mind, and 
while they are working in it, the building is their 
body. A right-thinking mind respects the body it 
dwells in. If the instructors and the students do 
these things in 1894, their successors will do them 
in later years, far, let us hope, beyond this waning 
century and the limit of our own brief lives. 

There is a maxim of Seneca : " He is more noble 
that deserves, than he who confers, benefits." The 
college will enforce the truth of this maxim, if its 
instructors and its students make this building a 
worthy laborer for useful education. 

Two chief purposes inspire this gift to the col- 
lege and are commended to its remembrance. One 
purpose is to commemorate a life. The other pur- 
pose is to aid the work of scientific education. 

The life commemorated is that of Mrs. Mary 
Frances Sherwood Searles. In offering this tribute 
to her memory and worth, her husband, Mr. Edward 
F. Searles, should be regarded as the donor. Of 
his wife he has recently written that, having passed 
from this life by a brief illness, she left it as her 
last wish that her husband should bestow all her 
special gifts according to his taste and judgment, 
known, as she said, to be in harmony with her own. 
He deems this building a fitting memorial to a 
noble woman, who, herself the daughter of a 
teacher, was always interested in the cause of edu- 
cation; who, to the end of her life, was a diligent 
student ; who understood the worth of a well- 
trained mind and the worthlessness of life's tinsel 
and display. 

Mr. Searles sends to the college, its officers and 
its Boards, his congratulations upon the completion 
of this work and his hope that it will prove to be all 
that has been desired as a home for the study of 
science. 

In her later years Mrs. Searles was in the cate- 
gory of those persecuted people whom the public 
accuses of being rich. She patiently endured her 
share of criticism from those who assume to know 
best how the possessions of others should be be- 
stowed. It well commemorates her life that she is 
now giviug to an institution which transmutes each 
gift received into stores of knowledge, to be given 
out again. And it would be grateful to her to know 
that she is adding somethiug to the possessions of a 
college that deserves increased possessions by wisely 
employing its own for the advancement of liberal 
education, under the rule that "science and lit- 
erature are not to be separated from morals and 
religion." 



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The broader purpose of this gift ia to advance 
the work of education. In the execution of this 
purpose Mr. Searles desires that his wife should be 
deemed the donor. Could she express her wish it 
would not be to perpetuate her own name, but to 
continue her usefulness by effective work for the 
benefit of others. 

Such indeed should be the ambition of all intel- 
ligent and disinterested givers. And such ambition 
is best expressed by contributions to the sound 
education that develops common sense and arms it 
with knowledge. It is true that contributions for 
the poor, for the sick, and for various forms of active 
or aggressive philanthropy, appeal more strongly 
to sympathetic natures. Such gifts alleviate the 
urgent sufferings that are visible to the eye. But 
they make small inroads upon the sum of human 
misery. To alleviate suffering of the present gen- 
eration does not check or diminish its growth in the 
next generation. Each gathered harvest of unfort- 
unates makes place for a new harvest. Recruits 
raised by ignorance and idleness, keep filling the 
armies of the helpless. The only efficient way to 
deplete those armies is to exhaust their source. 
And the surest, if not the only way to do this, is to 
give equal and sufficient training to youth. Though 
men are not born with the same mental, and moral 
gifts, yet, education, equally distributed, minimizes 
natural differences. Those who receive it are made 
more nearly equal in the power to acquire and in 
the power to maintain what has been acquired. 
Thus each member of the new generation is better 
equipped for his own defense; needs less help from 
others and is nearer the equal of his contemporaries 
and competitors. An approach to such equality 
diminishes the disorders that attend unequal knowl- 
edge, unequal virtue, and unequal atttainment. 
Whoever, then, would give to best effect, should 
give to education. 

May this building, vitalized by the intelligence 
of the instructors and students who use it, long con- 
tinue to add its contributions to this good work. 

And now, as a merited encouragement to the 
devoted instructors who here work out the problem 
of their chosen calling; as a memorial to one who 
would gladly aid in that work ; as a contribution to 
better education and a help towards the more equal 
conditions of life that follow it, the Searles Science 
Building is formally committed to the permanent 
guardianship of its most worthy possessors. 

President Hyde accepted the gift in 
behalf of the college in these words : 



In accepting this building in behalf of the Trus- 
tees and Overseers of Bowdoin College, I wish to 
express first of all our profound and heartfelt grati- 
tude to the generous donor, both for the munificence 
and completeness of the gift and for the gracious 
and judicious manner in which it was bestowed. 
The building is to serve a double purpose, as a 
monument to the memory of her whose name it 
will forever bear, and as a source of inspiration 
and instruction to the generations of students who 
will come and go. 

We are thankful that the architecture, the mate- 
rial, the color and proportions of the building were 
determined by the donor, and that in its external 
aspect we have an expression of his taste and per- 
sonality. We are also thankful that in its internal 
arrangement, and in its liberal equipment, he has 
allowed those who are to use it to fit it for their 
work. 

Never was an institution more in nee.d of such a 
building, and never was a building more perfectly 
adapted to meet that need. Twice Bowdoin Col- 
lege has been in the fore-front of scientific instruc- 
tion : once when Parker Cleaveland in Massachu- 
setts Hall drove all the sciences abreast, and again 
when Professor Brackett and Professor Goodale in 
Adams Hall divided the empire of science between 
them. In recent years our facilities have not kept 
pace with the rapid advance of scientific instruc- 
tion. Our laboratories had become antiquated, 
inconvenient and inadequate. This splendid build- 
ing gives our three professors the facilities which 
modern conditions demand, and places us in this 
respect in the front rank of American colleges. 

The possession of this building imposes new 
obligations upon the college. The rapid advance 
of science gives it a right to a larger representation 
in the course of study leading to the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts. Everywhere this right is receiv- 
ing recognition. In 1883, 65 per cent, of the gradu- 
ates of twenty leading colleges had received training 
in both Greek and Latin. In 1893, in the same 
twenty institutions, only 45 per cent, had been 
compelled to study both of these languages. The 
three Maine colleges, Bates, Bowdoin, and Colby, 
are the only institutions in New England which 
still refuse to offer a four years' course of study 
leading to a degree, in which science or modern 
languages may be substituted for one of the ancient 
languages. The possession of this building will 
enable us, without lowering our requirements for 
admission, or introducing technical courses of study, 
to offer to those who desire it, a liberal education 



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in which science shall take a more prominent place 
than heretofore. 

Neither the experiment of easy conditions of 
admission nor the experiment of technical and 
utilitarian courses of instruction will be repeated 
here. This building is not for the amusement of 
idlers on the one hand, nor for the training of 
engineers on the other. It is intended for those 
who are willing to undergo a thorough course of 
preparatory training to fit themselves to study here, 
and who intend to use the results of their study as 
educated physicians, lawyers, journalists, clergy- 
men, and business men. To all such, the doors of 
this building, and of the college of which it is 
henceforth to constitute an important and attractive 
feature, should be open on equal terms. 

No words that I can speak can adequately ex- 
press our grateful appreciation of this building. 
Only as we devote it to the large usefulness for 
which it is adapted can the improved and enlarged 
work we do bear adequate witness to our lasting 
gratitude. In the confident assurance that the 
Trustees and Overseers of Bowdoin College will 
devote it to the largest uses consistent with sound 
training and broad scholarship, I thankfully accept 
this building on their behalf. 

The exercises in the building closed with 
the benediction by Rev. E. B. Mason, then 
all adjourned to Memorial, where the address 
of the day was given by Prof. George L. 
Goodale of Harvard, formerly professor in 
Bowdoin. 



Bowdoit? ^)ep§e. 

Quartrain. 

The blackest pool may love the light, 
And gazing in the heavens afar 
May hold within its slimy breast 
The image of a shining star. 



Two Songs. 

When mild October's sober days are nigh, 

And warriors gird themselves with strength anew, 

The clarion of the old war-song strikes the sky, — 

The stirring, martial notes of "Old Phi Chi." 

Gay June upon her throne beneath the pine 

Makes light the pain of parting, and the past 

Shows of her grief the only outward sign, 

The sweet, undying strains of "Auld Lang Syne." 



White Head. 

When summer breezes softly blow, 
And sunshine bathes the world below, 
The lazy tide sways sluggish slow 

At base of old White Head ; 
And, glass-like, mirrors in its blue 
The rock and fishing vessels too, 
With white sails flapping to and fro, 
With tack and tack and yo heave ho, 
That ever creeping come and go 

Upon the summer sea. 
And when at last warm afternoon 
Has reached its ending, all too soon 

The smiling sun goes down, 
And, furling now its banners red, 
A golden crown leaves on White Head, 

And regal purple round. 

Now fades the daylight on the sight, 
And gloaming changes into night, 

And myriad stars look down. 
Secure from fear of storm or shock, 
While burns the light on Half- Way Rock, 
The voyaging vessels sink to rest, 
At home upon old Ocean's breast, 

And Ocean too sleeps sound. 

But winter knows another way 

When sea fogs damp the short, chill day, 

Or sleet sweeps in o'er Ocean gray 

While storm breaks on the shore. 
White Head then proudly rears its crest 
O'er muttering Ocean's dark unrest, 
And, through the whirling, cutting blast, 
Though ice-spray half its height be cast, 

Immutable it stands, 
Like border keep or feudal hold 
Besieged in stormy days of old 

By surging warrior bands. 

So let it stand forevermore, 
Firm-founded landmark on our shore, 
In summer sun and winter snow, 
While unborn centuries come and go ; 
A cheery sight when east winds blow 

On tall ships homeward bound. 
And, though o'er other seas we roam, 
Still constant, first, on turning home, 

We look for thee, White Head. 
And still, whate'er the time or place, 
We bear an image of thy face 

Within our hearts, deep down. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Ill 



A Chemical Tragedy. 

Our Willie passed away to-day, 
His face we'll see no more, 
What Willie thought was H 2 
Proved H 2 SO... 

Same Old Story. 

Says 'Ninety-eight, in new-made togs, 
"We college men are jolly dogs." 

Says 'Ninety-five, iconoclast, 
" These fresh are fresher than the last." 

In Dreams. 

In dreams I roam with one I see no more, 

I hear that voice which stills my pain, 
I clasp that hand which brings the joy of yore, 

And lip grows sudden sweet again. 
In dreams I look in tender lovelit eyes, 

Fair wells of truth which once were mine, 
And see reflected only cloudless skies 

Where stars of love forever shine. 

At break of dawn the vision sweet hath flown, 

Beside the long-dead fire I stand, 
And waking, only feel within mine own 

The pressure of a shadow's hand. 
So oftentimes, I hate the morning sun 

And wish the sea would quench its light, 
And that my life-days somehow joined in one 

Would be one endless, dreaming night. 




The "gathering of the clans" 
for a new year of study is nearly 
done, and on the whole each of the 
old classes has held its own. 
'94 seems loath to leave its Alma 
Mater, and has sent almost half its numbers back 
for a glimpse of Bowdoin. The following is the 
roll of honor : Anderson, Andrews, Bagley, Baxter, 
Bliss, Buck, Arthur Chapman, Dana, Flood, Glover, 
Hinckley, Levensaler, Lord, Pickard, Plaisted, 
Ross, Sykes, Elias Thomas, W. W. Thomas, and 
Thompson. 



Doherty, '95, is teaching in Monticello. 

Clark, '84, was in town a few days ago. 

Russell, '97, is teaching at South Thomaston. 

Professor Robinson has been out of town for a 
week past. 

Rich, '92, revisited the college at the beginning 
of the terra. 

Alexander, '90, made the campus a flying visit 
the past week. 

Merriman and French, former members of '96, 
have joined '97. 

Lincoln and Simonton, '91, revisited their Alma 
Mater this term. 

Pulsifer, of Bates, has become a member of the 
Sophomore Class. 

President Hyde addressed the Y. M. C. A. last 
Sunday afternoon. 

Young, '92, was one of the campus's welcome 
visitors last week. 

Chapman and Fish, '91, were among the visiting 
alumni of last week. 

Baker, '96, who is teaching at Newcastle, was in 
town a day or so ago. 

May, '93, has gone to Philadelphia to attend a 
Medical School there. 

Lord, Bliss, and Merrill, all of '94, are studying 
at Andover Theological School. 

The chapel choir is in charge of Willard, '96, 
with Clough, '96, at the organ. 

Manager Stetson and aids are busy at odd hours 
marking out the foot-ball gridiron. 

Sykes, '94, has been coaching the Hebron 
Academy boys in the foot-ball line. 

There seem to be an unusual number of students 
rooming outside of the dormitories this year. 

The Medical School is to begin in January, this 
year, thus lengthening the term to six months. 

'96 has received but One new member this year, 
C. G-. Fogg, from Bangor Theological Seminary. 

The A t fraternity are making arrangements for 
a tennis court, to be laid out this fall if possible. 

Several of the students took in the Farmington 
excursion two weeks ago, and report a good time. 

Lots of Bowdoin boys have been studying at 
the Portland School for Medical Instruction, this 
summer. 

Haggett, '93, and Linscott, '92, passed through 
Brunswick last Thursday, en route for Johns Hop- 
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The Misses Walker were here last Friday, 
inspecting Vedder's picture which has just been 
put up. 

The Freshmen indulged in the usual resolution 
to cut the first day or so of the term, but seemingly 
got no farther. 

G. F. Stetson has been elected foot-ball captain 
by the Freshmen, and practice in earnest will com- 
mence at once. 

Fairbanks, '95, is at home sick with typhoid 
fever. Late reports are somewhat encouraging as 
to an early recovery. 

Professor Whittier has rooms in the new Science 
Building, where he has been measuring the Fresh- 
men the past few days. 

Professor Little has been in New York attending 
the session of the American Library Association, 
returning last Saturday. 

Baldwin, Barker, Bucknam, Chamberlain, Mc- 
Arthur and ,May, of '93, have been on the campus 
at various times this term. 

The new-comers to our campus are being victim- 
ized in the usual way by the wily upper-classmen in 
the line of old furniture, etc. 

Topsham Fair is coming soon with all its usual 
attractions and some additional ones, a balloon 
and aeronaut among the rest. 

Hayden of Auburn, Murphy of Lewiston, and 
Williamson of North Gorham, N. H., are three 
special students who enter this term. 

Professor Johnson has been trying the electric 
lights in the Art Building. The rooms look very 
brilliant under the glare of the electric bulb. 

The horn concert this year was somewhat of a 
farcical affair, the Sophs getting only about half 
round the circuit before getting broken up. 

Quimby, '95, has been coaching the Thornton 
Academy boys. His good work is shown in the tie 
game played with the Portland High School lately. 

The old Walker Gallery, above the chapel, 
has been fitted up with book-cases this summer, 
thus making quite an addition to the capacity of 
the library. 

The Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity is holding a 
tennis tournament, a precedent for some other 
society, and a reminder that a fall college tourna- 
ment would do no harm. 

Everybody seems to have been successful in fish- 
ing this year, and star delegations in the various 
societies are the rule. The season was short, being 
nearly over by this time. 



Warren R. Smith, '90, recently of Chicago Uni- 
versity, is the assistant to Professor Robinson in the 
chemistry department. He is also coaching the 
foot-ball team with great success. 

Professor Little has in mind an examination for 
the purpose of deciding who of the Class of '98 
shall work in the library. This is something new, 
but will doubtless result in good to the library 
service. 

"Robin Hood" was played to a fair audience, 
Wednesday, September 26th. The company was a 
large one and gave some splendid chorus singing. 
The artists were greatly taken with the campus 
and volunteer student guides. 

A stranger to our campus seemed surprised, the 
other day, that the college boys do not know more 
of Bowdoin's famous alumni. The gentleman was 
looking for Hawthorne's old room, and could find 
no one who knew anything about it. 

The various eating clubs are running smoothly 
now. The A K E's are at Mrs. Hill's ; the A A *'s 
at Mrs. Eaton's ; the A T's have moved across the 
street, but with no change of landlady ; * T, z ■¥, 
and e A x are in the same old places. 

Our new departure in our athletics is the com- 
ing batch of foot-ball enthusiasts among the young 
alumni to coach our team. Chapman and Sykes, of 
last year's team, are doing invaluable work in that 
line, and are setting an example that will surely be 
followed in coming years. 

The annual reception of the Y. M. C. A. to the 
incoming class was held in the room of the associ- 
ciation the first Thursday evening of the term. 
Nearly all the students in college were there, and 
with refreshments and speech-making, the evening 
was very pleasantly passed. 

Monday evening last, Miss Ollie Torbett, with 
Mr. Moquiste and the Sutteman Sextette, played at 
the Town Hall for the benefit of the foot-ball asso- 
ciation. Miss Torbett has been a favorite here since 
last year, and the large audience was more than 
pleased with this year's concert. 

The '96 Bugle board has organized as follows : 
Preston Kyes, managing editor; Angus G-. Hebb, 
business manager; Charles A. Knight, second busi- 
ness manager. The members of the board are R. 
M. Andrews, J. N. Haskell, z *; A. G. Hebb, e A X; 
C. A. Knight, A A *; Preston Kyes, A K E; H. H. 
Pierce, * T ; R. 0. Small, A r. 

The first themes of the term are due October 
2d, and the subjects are as follows: Junior— For 



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113 



which should we vote, the man or the platform? 
How caD the College Y. M. C. A. do more efficient 
work? Describe your favorite character in fiction. 
Sophomore — Should the President be elected by 
popular vote? A Summer Experience. Scott's 
" Ivanhoe." 

Wednesday evening, September 26th, Charles 
T. Copeland, a Harvard lecturer on English Litera- 
ture, addressed a goodly number of the students 
and townspeople on the "Old English Comedies." 
Mr. Copeland very entertainingly described the 
authors and famous actors who have given these 
comedies to us, and in closing read some interesting 
extracts from several plays. 

There are now in the office of State Librarian 
Carver, at Augusta, two oil portraits of Hon. James 
W. Bradbury, painted by Willard, the Massachusetts 
artist. One will probably be given to Bowdoin 
College and the other to the Lithgow library at 
Augusta. Although in his ninety-third year, Mr. 
Bradbury came almost daily to the capitol for the 
sittings during the summer. — Kennebec Journal. 

"All out, '97! Into 'em, into 'em!" was the cry 
of some '97 men on a recent evening, and out of the 
chapel poured their comrades, thinking for a scrap 
with the rash '98 men. The scrap was there, but 
'97 didn't do the scrapping. They had run up 
against a crowd of Juniors and Seniors. "D— n 
it, what a sell," was all they said, and fled. 'Twas 
a huge joke from all but the sophomoric standpoint, 
and later in the night '98 held its peanut drunk. 

The changes and improvements made on the 
campus and buildings during the summer are vari- 
ous. Adams Hall has been renovated and changed 
into a building for recitation purposes only, the 
mathematical room now being in South Adams. 
The old biological room in Massachusetts has 
been refitted and is now occupied by Professor 
Chapman. At the first Junior recitation in'English 
Literature the Professor gave a very interesting 
history of the room, really the oldest in college. 
Cellar windows have been placed in Appleton, and 
the hall painted throughout. Not the least of the 
changes is the fine grading around the Science 
Building. 

Elihu Vedder has been in Brunswick the past 
two weeks overseeing the placing of his painting in 
the west tympana of Sculpture Hall. The picture 
is a group of symbolic figures representing learning, 
thought, the soul, life, nature, music, love, painting, 
and sculpture, with a background of circular panels 
in somewhat sober colors. The whole effect is 



strong; one can but realize the feelings that the 
figures symbolize. The central figure is a woman 
leaning upon the tree of life, and holding in her 
right hand a fruit-laden branch plucked from the 
tree; on the right and loft, respectively, sit Cupid 
writing with his arrow on a tablet, and Psyche with 
an unrolled book in her hands. On the extreme 
right is a woman with palette and brush, and beyond 
a group of half-veiled statues. On the left is one 
of the most striking figures, Thought, a woman 
with earnest face and dream-fixed eyes, while at 
her knees, as it were, is Wisdom, a dried-up old 
man in the midst of charts and globes. Underneath 
the picture is this inscription, "Sapienza, Pensiero, 
Anima, Vita, Natura, Armonia, Amore, Colore, 
Fauna." 

The number of young men who passed the 
entrance examinations this year was rather smaller 
than usual in proportion to those that tried the 
examinations. Of the seventy-two who passed, 
fifty-seven are now here, with good prospects of 
several more. The men pledged to the various fra- 
ternities are indicated in the list : 

Alexander. 



P. P. Baxter, A^K E, 
H. M. Bisbee, A K E, 
A. W. Blake, a r, 
R. S. Cleaves, e A X, 
J. F. Dana, -i T, 
G. L. Dillaway, 
F. E. Drake, * r, 
A. C. Eanies, e a x, 
C. E. Eaton, A T, 
E. C. Edwards, 
H. N. Gardner, A K E, 
Theodore Gould, e A X, 

E. L. Hall, 

H. H. Hamilton, z *, 
H. H. Hamlen, Z *, 

F. H. Hamlin, 

M. A. Hills, ARE, 

Arthur Hunt, A A $, 

Edward Hutchins, A K E, 

H. B. Ives, * Y, 

C. O. Jordan, 

L. E. Kaler, 

C. F. Kendall, A T, 

Harry Knight, A A *, 

E. D. Lane, 

W. W. Lawrence, ¥ T, 

J. M. Loring, 

Curtis T. Lynch, z *, 



Portland. 

West Sumner. 

Portland. 

Bridgton. 

Portland. 

Bath. 

Bath. 

. Bethel. 

Jay. 

South Windham. 

Patten. 

Portland. 

North Bridgton. 

Lubec. 

Augusta. 

Brunswick. 

Walch, La. 

Lewiston. 

Brewer. 

Portland. 

Brunswick. 

Brunswick. 

Biddeford. 

Gardiner. 

Yarmouth. 

Portland. 

Yarmouth ville. 

Machias. 



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T. L. Marble, A K E, 
H. R. Mdntyre, A T, 

E. T. MiDOtt, A K B, 

McKown, 

M. D. Morrill, * T, 

C. D. Moulton, A A $, 
J. E. Odiorue, 

D. R. Pennell, A A 4>, 

E. G. Perkins, 

C. S. Pettengill, A K E, 

T. L. Pierce, * T, 

W. E. Preble, 

Walter Sargent, A A $, 

J. A. Scott, 

C. C. Smith, z *, 

0. D. Smith, A A *, 

E. E. Spear, e A X, 

W. W. Spear, * T, 

Edward Stanwood, Jr., . 

G. F. Stetson, A K E, 

R. H. Stubbs, A K E, 

E. F. Studley, 

G. H. Sturgis, A T, 

G. B. Verrill, 

Benj. Webster, Jr., i T, 

E. R. Welch, 

A. B. White, A A *, 

Ralph Wiggin, 9 A X, 

E. G. Wilson, z *, 



Gorham, N. H. 

Saco. 

Phippsburg. 

Boothbay. 

Conway, N. H. 

Bath. 

Richmond. 

Lewiston. 

Brunswick. 

Augusta. 

Portland. 

Litchfield. 

Brewer. 

Ellsworth. 

Waterbury, Ct. 

West Buxton. 

Washington, D. C. 

Rockland. 

A $, Boston. 

Bangor. 

Strong. 

Gardiner. 

New Gloucester. 

Portland. 

Portland. 

Temple. 

Lewiston. 

Rockland. 

Harpswell. 



FOOT-BALL RUSH. 
The Sophomore foot-ball rush came off Friday 
morning of the first week as is customary. After 
the Seniors and Juniors had passed out, one of the 
Freshmen, who has condescended to sing in the 
college choir, threw the ball down upon the heads 
of the Sophs. A mad rush ensued, and it was only 
after a severe struggle that the ball was carried out 
of the chapel. Then the " scrap " began, the upper- 
classmen mingling promiscuously in the fray, and 
for almost two hours the yelling crowd rushed the 
ball from one end to another, uutil suddenly it dis- 
appeared. A sturdy Junior had quietly tucked it 
under his coat and carried the trophy to his room. 
At the time of this writing the ball is in the College 
Bookstore on exhibition. Very few long runs were 
made, but the lively scrimmages made the rush an 
interesting one to watch. 



SOPHOMORE-FRESHMAN FOOT-BALL. 

The foot-ball game Friday afternoon came off on 
the delta and was marked by the usual amount of 
interference by the upper-classmen and delays on 
the part of the Sophs. The Sophomores appeared 
in their war paint and feathers, and under the 
efficient leadership of the tall and shapely Johnny 
Morse, who hails from Bath, they marched around 
the delta singing " Phi Chi." The Freshmen had 
taken possession of a small plot of ground near the 
pines, and after a hard struggle they were induced 
to rise. 

Soon referee Knowlton called the game, and the 
Freshmen rushed the ball steadily toward the grand 
stand, only to have it kicked back again into the 
middle of the field. They rallied again, however, 
and after a desperate struggle got it up near the 
fence and Perkins knocked it over, scoring a goal 
for the Freshmen. Freshie Wilson "swiped" the 
ball and took it into his room in Maine Hall, after 
a long run, but consented to bring it back and finish 
out the game after a little gentle persuasion on the 
part of the Sophs. The Freshmen had evidently 
weakened and lost their courage, for the Sopho- 
mores succeeded in winning the game by kicking 
the ball over the line twice. The Freshmen turned 
out in force and the game was highly interesting 
for the large crowd of spectators. 

ROPE-PULL. 
The tug-of-war between the two classes Satur- 
day morning was not very interesting, and was 
easily won by the Freshmen after the Juniors and 
Seniors had decided to stop interfering. During 
the first of the contest the Freshies made several 
futile attempts to pull up the hydrant and two or 
three trees, but finally Umpire Crawford, '95, suc- 
ceeded in getting three fair pulls, and the Fresh- 
men easily won. 

BASE-BALL. 
Sophomores, 24; Freshmen, 17. 
The only event of that week so full of sports 
and games, the first of the fall term, which is a fair 
contest in every sense, is the base-ball game. This 
came off Saturday afternoon as usual, and attracted 
a large crowd. The game was a good one, charac- 
terized by heavy hitting on both sides. There is 
evidently some base-ball talent in the incoming 
class. Gould on first base, and Perkins on third, 
put up the best game for the Freshmen. Sawyer 
started in to pitch for the Sophs, but was batted 
all over the field, '98 gaining ten runs to their credit 



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in the first inning. Bodge pitched well and was 
ably supported by Haines, while Hull put up a great 
game on first base. Stetson and Wilson were in 
the points for the Freshmen. John Morse, minus 
his coat, led the cheeriug, which was rather feeble, 
especially during the first few innings. The score : 

SOPHOMORES, '97. 

A.E. E. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Hull, lb., 5 4 1 2 10 2 1 

Bodge, 3b., p., .... 6 1 1 1 3 1 1 

Warren, s.s 5 3 5 7 2 2 1 

Haines, c, 5 3 3 5 4 4 1 

Randall, c.f., 4 4 2 2 

White, 1.1, 5 3 2 2 2 

Eastman, 3b., r.f., ... 5 4 3 3 1 

Pratt, 2b 6 2 4 5 3 1 

Sawyer, p., r.l, ....6 1-1 2 4 1 

Totals 47 24 22 28 24 14 8 

FRESHMEN, '98. 

A.E. K. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E. 

Perkins, 3b., 6 2 2 3 2 1 

Melntire, r.f., .... 6 1 1 1 1 1 

Moulton, l.f 5 1 2 3 2 3 

Gould, lb 3 2 7 4 

Cleaves, s.s., 5 1 1 2 1 

Wiggin,2b., 4 2 1 1 6 3 3 

Stetson, p., i 2 1 1 1 6 

Kendall, c.f., 4 3 1 1 1 1 

Wilson, c, 4 3 11 6 2 2 

Totals, 41 17 9 11 26 18 11 

Struck out — by Sawyer, 1; by Bodge, 12. Base on balls 
—Sawyer, 1 ; Bodge, 4. Passed balls— Haines, 1 ; Wilson, 2. 
Struck out— by Stetson, 5. Base on balls— by Stetson, 6. 
Wild pitches — Sawyer, 1. Time of game— 1 hour 55 min- 
utes. Umpire, Leigh ton, '95. 

TENNIS. 
The tennis courts are all occupied during these 
pleasant fall afternoons, and some very good tennis 
may be seen by those who have the disposition to 
watch. The incoming class has some very fair 
players, and with a little practice on our hard clay 
courts will probably develop some first-class talent. 
P. H. Dana, '96, who won first prize in the state 
tournament, and Frank Dana, '94, who held the 
intercollegiate champiouship, have been playing 
some during these first two weeks. Dana, '96, is in 
good form, and will probably be our best man in 
the tournament next spring. 

FOOT-BALL. 

SCHEDULE OF GAMES. 
October 6, Exeters at Brunswick. 

October 10, Boston University at Brunswick. 

October 13, Boston Athletics at Boston. 

October 17, Colby at Brunswick. 

October 20, Dartmouth at Hanover. 



October 24, Dartmouth at Brunswick. 

October 27, Andover at Artdover. 

October 31, Bates at Brunswick. 

November 3, Open. 

November 7, Mass. Inst, of Technology at Boston. 

November 10, Open. 

November 14, Open. 

November 17, Brown at Providence. 

Arrangements are being made for games with 
Harvard, Amherst, Tufts, and a return game with 
Brown. A fair number of men have presented 
themselves as candidates on the field, but not 
enough ; the more there are to choose from the bet- 
ter will be the team. The probable make-up of the 
team will be as follows: Right End— Libby, '96; 
Right Tackle— Kimball, '95; Right Guard— Dewey, 
'95; Center— Dennison, '95; Left Guard— Stone, '96; 
Left Tackle— Newbegin, '96; Left End— Hicks, '95. 
Quarter is undecided, but Knowlton is doing good 
work. Halfbacks— Mitchell and Stubbs, '95; Full- 
back— Quimby, '95. Candidates for Ends— Stearns, 
'97, Wilson, '98, Foster, '95; Tackles— French, 
'97, Spear, '98, Eastman, '96; Guards— Rines, '97, 
Thompson, '97; Quarter— Leighton, '95, Knowlton, 
'95; Halfs— Murphy, Stetson, '98, Home, '97, Meade, 
'95; Fullback— Warren, '96. There will be eight 
old players on the 'varsity, most of them having 
seen from two to three years of team work. Of the 
candidates, French, Warren, '96, and Knowlton are 
doing especially good work. It will be seen by 
glancing over the list of available men that there 
is a good candidate for almost every position, so if 
a 'varsity man gets used up, there will be no serious 
setback to the team. We have been fortunate in 
securing for a coach, W. R. Smith, Bowdoin, '90, 
who has played two years under Stagg in Chicago. 
Another pleasing thing is the interest of the gradu- 
ates who have come back to help coach up the 
men. Chapman, Sykes, and Stevens, have been a 
great help to the team in this way. 



The University of Michigan sent out a class of 
seven hundred and thirty-one this year, the largest 
ever graduated from an American college. 

Two hundred enthusiastic students of Stanford 
University have each given $2.50 toward the con- 
struction of a "noise-making machine," to be used 
at the next athletic contest between Leland Stan- 
ford and the University of California. It is to be a 
monster horn worked by a steam blower, and made 
of galvanized iron. It is to be fifty feet in length, 
with a diameter of ten feet, and will have a thirty- 
two horse- power boiler. — Ex. 



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'53. — A grand reception 
'and ball was given in Au- 
gusta, on the evening of September 
: 24th, in honor of Melville W. Fuller, 
Chief Justice of the United States Supreme 
Court, before his return to Washington. 
Many guests were present from all over the state 
and from other states. 

'57. — Charles J. Little is manager and one of 
the principal stockholders of the Worcester Woolen 
Company, of Worcester, Mass. 

'58. — One of Chicago's best-known members of 
the legal profession is Lysander Hill, who came to 
Chicago in 1880. He is a patent lawyer of great 
ability, and has been connected with many of the 
most important cases of that character in the 
United States Circuit and Supreme Courts during 
the last twenty-five years. He was a Judge of the 
Circuit Court in Virginia, also Register of Bank- 
ruptcy. He enlisted and was an officer in the 20th 
Maine Volunteers, and served in the Army of the 
Potomac. He is a Republican, and a member of 
the Calumet Club. Mr. Hill was born at Union, 
Knox County, Maine, July 4, 1834. His parents 
were of old Puritan stock, and the family were 
strong patriots during the Revolutionary war, and 
helped throw the tea overboard in Boston Harbor. 
The male members of the family were officers and 
soldiers in the Continental army. The first ances- 
tors came to America about 1640 and settled near 
Boston. Mr. Hill was educated at Bowdoin College, 
Brunswick, Maine, where he took a full law course. 

'62. — Dr. Henry H. Hunt is reported critically 
ill at his home in Portland, Me. 

'62. — William Ellingwood Donnell, who had been 
financial editor of the New York Tribune for several 
years, died suddenly of apoplexy at the Plaza Hotel, 
New York City, September 19th. Mr. Donnell was 
born in Portland, in 1841. Soon after graduation 
he was commissioned an adjutant of the staff of 
Major-Gen. Chamberlain, during the late war. He 
went to the front and made so creditable a record 
that at the age of twenty-five he had won the bre- 
vets of captain and major, and at the close of the 
war declined a colonelcy. He was commissioned in 
the 20th Maine Regiment and served as aid-de- 



camp, provost-marshal, and chief of ordnance, in 
the First Division, Fifth Corps, from 1863 to 1865. 
After the war he returned to Portland, and for a 
time read law in the office of Shepley & Dana, and 
then engaged in the wholesale grocery business. 
In 1877 he moved to New York, and a year later 
joined the Tribune staff, and was promoted to the 
position of financial editor in 1891. He was a 
member of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity and the 
Loyal Legion. 

'64. — James McKeen was elected Vice-President 
of the New York State Municipal Reform League, 
July last. 

'70. — State Comptroller James A. Roberts, of 
New York, has been dangerously ill at his summer 
home in Saratoga. 

'76. — Professor Arlo Bates, of the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, has returned to Boston 
from his trip abroad. 

'77. — Lieut. Robert E. Peary's second expedition 
in quest of the North Pole, has returned from the 
Arctic regions, and the members of the party report 
many thrilling experiences and narrow escapes. 
The expedition failed to arrive within three degrees 
of latitude reached in the former expedition. The 
trip, on the whole, brought forth some good results, 
and Lieut. Peary, nothing daunted, says that he is 
going to organize a third expedition. 

'81. — Dr. John W. Nichols, who has been physi- 
cian at the Vermont Institute at Montpelier for the 
last two years, has started in as a practitioner at 
Farmington, Me., his old home. 

'82.— H. H. Chase is a member of the law firm 
of Chase & Bixby, Brockton, Mass. 

'84. — F. P. Knight is principal of the Springvale 
High School. 

'89.— Dr. Lynam, of Duluth, noted while in col- 
lege for his athletic abilities and sterling qualities, 
has been distinguishing himself in the recent terri- 
ble Minnesota forest fires by his bravery and hard 
work to relieve the sufferers. 

'90. — Allen, who is practicing law at Alfred, won 
recently quite a renown for himself in a successful 
law suit with a fake circus and bunco-steering 
show. 

'90. — Warren R. Smith, for the last two years at 
Chicago University, where he graduated with a 
Ph.D., will be Professor Robinson's assistant in 
chemistry for the ensuing year. 

'91.— Jonathan P. Cilley, Jr., after a severe 
attack of appendicitis, is now stricken with typhoid 
fever of a dangerous type. 

'92.— Mr. Roland W. Mann of Bangor and Miss 



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Mary Young, daughter of Professor Stephen J. 
Young (Bowdoin, '59), were united in marriage at 
the Unitarian church, Brunswick, Tuesday evening, 
September 25th. Mr. and Mrs. Mann after the 
bridal trip will reside in Lougwood, near Boston. 

'92. — Emery returns to Bowdoin to Tjccupy the 
chair of Political Economy. 

'92. — J. D. Merriman will continue his studies in 
Political Science at Columbia College, N. Y. 

'92.— Durgiu is studying law at Boston Uni- 
versity. 

'93. — Savage is teaching school in Vermont. 

'93. — Baldwin, Barker, Emery, and May expect 
to enter the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 
Peun., this fall. 

'94. — Andrews is taking a post-graduate course 
at Harvard. 

'94. — Bagley and Wilbur are to study law in 
Portland the coming year. 

'94. — Baxter, during the past summer, has been 
engaged in the canning business with his brothers. 

'94. — Bliss, Lord, and Merrill enter the Andover 
Theological Seminary this fall. 

'94. — Buck expects to enter into business in 
Boston. 

'94.— T. C. Chapman is principal of the Winthrop 
High School. 

'94. — Currier enters the Harvard Medical School. 

'94. — DeMott has had a call to the Sanford, Me., 
Congregational church. 

'94.— Farrington was married during the sum- 
mer and this fall will take charge of a school in 
Macuias, Me. 

'94. — Flagg is teaching school at Hopedale, Mass. 

'94.— Flood is an assistant teacher at the Frye- 
burg Academy. 

'94.— Frost is going into the newspaper business 
and will be on the staff of the Lowell, Mass., 
Morning Mail. 

'94.— Glover is in the office of the Union Mutual 
Life Insurance Company. 

'94.— Hinkley has been in the employ of the 
U. S. Fish Commission on Lake Ontario and Niagara 
River during July and August. 

'94. — Horsman is teaching school at Jonesport. 

'94. — Knight enters the Boston School of Phar- 
macy. 

'94. — Leigbton and Littlefield will study medi- 
cine at the Portland School for Medical Instruction. 

'94. — McKinnon has charge of a parish at St. 
John, N. B. 

'94. — Libby is teaching school at Boothbay 
Harbor, Me. 



'94. — Levensaler is in the lime business at Thom- 
aston with his father-. 

'94. — Moore has also married and has moved to 
Saco, where he fills the pulpit of the Congregational 
church there. 

'94. — Plaisted is studying law at Bangor. 

'94. —Ross fills the position of instructor in a 
gymnasium at Manchester, N. H. During the past 
summer he has been connected with the U. S. Fish 
Commission ou the Fish Hawk, which took obser- 
vations in Maine and Massachusetts waters. 

'94. — Simpson is teaching school at Bethel, Me. 

'94. — Sheaff occupies the pulpit at Falmouth. 

'94.— Sykes is studying law in Auburn. 

'94.— E. Thomas is in business with his father, 
who is at the head of the firm of Elias Thomas & 
Co., wholesale grocers. 

'94. — Thompson is engaged in the pursuit of law 
at Bath. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall or Alpha Delta Phi, ) 
Bowdoin Chapter. $ 

Whereas, It has pleased the Ruler of the Uni- 
verse to take from the scenes and activities of this 
life our much esteemed brother, William Ellingwood 
Donnell, of the Class of '62. 

Resolved, That our Chapter has met with a great 
loss in one who was a true Alpha Delt, always 
devoted to the highest interests of our fraternity; 

Resolved, That our fraternity badge be draped in 
mourning, that our sincere sympathy be extended 
to the bereaved family, and that a copy of these 
resolutions be sent to them, and also be printed in 
the Bowdoin Orient. " 



Feed 0. Small, 
Ralph W. Leighton, 
George M. Brett, 

For the Chapter. 



The Yale Glee Club gives a part of its proceeds 
to poor students. 

A professorship of piano and organ playing has 
been established at Yale. 

At the Chicago University there is one instructor 
for every six students. 

The sons of Harvard have recently dedicated a 
a new home in New York Citv. 



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Sweet Marie. 
I've a question for thine ear, 

Sweet Marie : 
How much longer shall we hear, 

Love, of thee ? 
Every band upon the street 
Knows how much I love thee, sweet, 
I must breathe and drink and eat, 

Sweet Marie. 

When I hold your hand in mine, 

Sweet Marie, 
A feeling not divine 

Shall steal me. 
Then shall I wish for a gun— 
I'm in earnest, not in fun, 

Annie Rooney's quite outdone, 

HullyGee! 

Sweet Marie, come to me, 

Sweet Marie, I hate thee; 

'Tis because you are not fair, love, to me. 

You will drive me mad, my own, 

And in this I'm not alone — 

Everywhere the suffering groan, 

Sweet Marie! — Lehigh Burr. 

The following-named universities publish daily 
papers: Cornell, Brown, Harvard, Leland Stanford, 
Princeton, and the Universities of Michigan and 
Wisconsin. 

There was an old lady of Punkinville 

Who thought " swear words " so shocking, 

That she'd not even pass the dam, 

Nor even darn a stocking. — Andover Union. 





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Vol. XXIV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 17, 1894. 



No. 7. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY ALTERNATE WEDNESDAY DURING 
THE COLLEGIATE YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OP 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

J. C. Minot, '96, Managing Editor. 

G. T. Ordway, '96, Assistant Managing Editor. 



H. R. Blodgett, 
B. L. Bryant, '95. 
H. W. Thayer, '95. 
A. G. Wiley, '95. 
J. B. Roberts, '95. 



Business Manager. 

A. L. Churchill, '95. 
J. T. Shaw, '95. 
H. H. Pierce, '96. 
C. W. Marston, '86. 



Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies, . . . . . . 15 Cents. 

Extra copies can be obtained at the bookstores or on applica- 
tion to the Business Manager. 

Remittances should be made to the Business Manager. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should he directed to 
the Managing Editor. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited' to contribute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he wishes to have appended. 

Contributions for Bowdoin "Verse Department Bhould be 
sent to Box 791, Brunswick, Me. 

Personal items should be sent to Box 138, Brunswick, Me. 

Entered at the Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIV., No. 7.— October 17, 1894. 

Editorial Notes, 119 

An Apple Story, 121 

The Omicron, 122 

Bowdoin Verse: 

Ye Scholar in Love, 123 

Oliver Wendell Holmes 123 

In Deutschland, 123 

On a Railroad Train 123 

Experientia Docet, 124 

Collegii Tabula 124 

Athletics, 127 

Y. M. C. A., 128 

Personal, 129 

In Memoriam, 131 

College World, . 131 




With this number of the Orient sev- 
eral important changes are made in the man- 
agement of the paper. On account of the 
pressure of other duties Bryant, '95, has been 
obliged to resign the managing editorship, 
and Minot, '96, has been elected to his place. 
Ordway, '96, has been elected to succeed 
Minot as assistant managing editor, and 
Blodgett, '96, a new man to the board, suc- 
ceeds Ordway as business manager. Thus 
the leading positions on the board are filled 
with new, and for the most part inexperi- 
enced men, and the hearty co-operation of 
all is necessary to make our college paper a 
success and to keep it up to the standard of 
the immediate past. 



TT7I1E initiations are over, and the usual 
*■ number of Freshmen have survived the 
operation of being made members of the 
various Greek-letter fraternities represented 
at Bowdoin. That the operation was a pleas- 
ant one goes without. saying, and it is safe to 
say that none will ever forget the beginning 
of the fraternity life that will hereafter mean 
so much to them. Fraternity life is a very 
important part of a college course, and espe- 
cially so here at Bowdoin, where the strongest 
college societies of the country are repre- 
sented by strong and active chapters. The 
ties binding the members together are sev- 



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ered only with life itself, and have an influ- 
ence that can never be appreciated or cor- 
rectly estimated by those outside. Loyalty 
and love in the active service of the fra- 
ternity of which one has been made a 
member are indeed high virtues, since it 
can be safely assumed that at least in the 
six fraternities represented here the customs 
and practices are manly and honorable, the 
ideals and purposes high and noble, the asso- 
ciations and influences uplifting and bene- 
ficial. Let each man be an enthusiast always 
for his own loved fraternity; let him form 
those sacred friendships, enjoy those happy 
social hours, and receive that inexpressible 
benefit and training that will be felt and 
remembered much longer than Greek conju- 
gations or algebraic formulas. But there are 
words of a negative nature that the new 
initiates should heed. Do not be narrow or 
selfish, or partisan to an offensive degree. 
Society feeling should never come into class 
or college politics or into athletics. Here 
the fraternity should in a sense be forgotten, 
and only the best interests of the college and 
the highest good of all should be considered. 
Bowdoin has suffered far too much from the 
effects of intense society feeling manifested 
in the wrong way, and it would be a grand 
thing if the opening of the new century, 
which means so much to the college in many 
ways, could see the dawn of a new era in this 
respect. Let the initiates of '98 consider 
this. 

TTTHE Orient wishes to say to the members 
-^ of the incoming class, who may not be 
informed on such matters, that contributions 
to its columns are solicited from any and all 
members of the college. It aims to be the 
college paper, but it cannot be made truly 
representative of the whole college by the 
few writers upon the editorial board. They 
must have the co-operation of their fellow- 
students, who, unfortunately, are often more 



willing to criticise than to help. Do not 
be bashful about sending in contributions. 
Poems, sketches, stories, articles, personal 
and news items, and points for editorial 
matter are all wanted, and are wanted often. 
The standard of the paper is not so high but 
any college man ought to attain it. The 
Orient hopes to find in '98 a large number 
of constant contributors. It is a fact painful 
to state that out of nearly seventy members 
of a certain other class in college, many of 
whom manifest vital interest in the Orient, 
not one has yet sent anything to the paper 
suitable for publication, and only one has 
sent anything at all. Lack of interest, not 
lack of ability, is to blame for this, and a 
class can scarcely be proud of such a record. 



0UR sister colleges in Maine are each unus- 
ually prosperous this fall, and are enter- 
ing upon the new year under especially 
auspicious circumstances. The Orient, in 
behalf of the college, extends greeting and 
congratulations. Colby is fortunate that Pres- 
ident Whitman has resisted the extremely 
flattering .offer from Columbian University, 
and Bates has the brightest prospects under 
its new and progressive administration. At 
both these institutions and at Maine State 
the entering classes are larger than usual. 



TT is now the height of the foot-ball season, 
-^ and Bowdoin has started out with the 
brightest prospects of keeping up the proud 
record made by the college since this branch 
of athletics became popular here. Our first 
game was with Exeter and was a hard-fought 
battle, but for the third year in succession 
Bowdoin won. Last Saturday our tie game 
with the strong Boston Athletic eleven was 
equivalent to a victory, and only the unfair- 
ness of the umpire allowed our opponents to 
do so well as to make it a tie. Such a game 
makes our team respected in Massachusetts 



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121 



and helps the name of the college. The 
Boston University team, which we defeated 
36 to last year, had to cancel their game 
here, but it is probable a game will be 
arranged later. By the time this number of 
the Orient is issued it is probable that a 
game will have been played with Colby, in 
which case another victory will have been 
added to our unbroken series over this insti- 
tution. Next come the Dartmouth games, 
and then our boys will have a chance to 
show what stuff they are made of. The 
eleven is putting up a steady, plucky game, 
and is gaining strength right along. Every 
student should take a strong personal inter- 
est in the team ; encourage it in its practice ; 
cheer it on to victory in its home games; 
and give it his financial support to the best 
of his ability. The team and management 
are working hard to make this foot-ball sea- 
son the most successful one yet, and they 
must have the united and enthusiastic sup- 
port of the student body. 



TITHE college Y. M. C. A. is an institution 



j ■ u 



not properly appreciated by the student 



bod}'. It deserves a much larger member- 
ship and more active support by the mass of 
the students, for the benefits of membership 
are greater and more numerous than out- 
siders can realize. Elsewhere in this issue 
are Y. M. C. A. notes, and the Orient in- 
tends to maintain this as a regular depart- 
ment in each number. 



An Apple Story. 
T f AST summer I had the good fortune to be 
*-* present at a chance meeting of two of 
Bowdoin's alumni of the early fifties. It had 
been years since they had seen each other, 
never, in fact, since one beautiful July morn- 
ing after their graduation, when one took the 
stage for Portland, and the other walked 
down to Maquoit to the boat that was to 
carry him to his home on the Maine coast. 



They were overjoyed at seeing each other 
and sat clown beneath the shade of two old 
maples to renew their friendship and talk of 
the days of " auld lang syne." Gradually 
they threw aside formalities and lapsed into 
the easy, familiar terms which they had used 
in the days spent beneath the "whispering 
pines." At length there came a slight lull 
in their conversation. One of them, looking 
down through the sunny slope of an orchard 
where the first Red Astrachans were begin- 
ning to drop off and nestle in the grass wait- 
ing to be eaten, inquired: "Jack, do you 
remember how scarce apples used to be in 
Brunswick ? The trees did not seem to thrive 
in that soil, and if by some good fortune a 
man did succeed in having a good early 
orchard,* he always kept a big dog chained 
there nights." 

" Yes," replied Jack, " I distinctly recol- 
lect one night when I climbed over the fence 
into a back-yard at the foot of Federal Street. 
I had barely got my hands on an apple when 
a dog began to bark, a window went up, and 
a voice yelled out : " Get out of there, you 
thieving, sneaking blackguard, before I put 
this charge of salt through your pants!" 
I lost no time in obeying this injunction, and 
escaped with my apple, but my pants wore 
forever after traces of my hasty exit through 
the fence." 

" I had better luck than that once," was 
the reply. " I was walking in Topsham one 
afternoon with some other students, when 
I discovered a tree of beautiful High-Top 
Sweets. I was always especially fond of that 
apple, and could hardly resist the tempta- 
tion of going, at once and shaking the tree. 
I managed to restrain myself for the time, 
but that evening, as I started for bed, I felt 
very hungry. The picture of that tree came 
into my mind ; my mouth watered and my 
nostrils seemed to smell the appetizing odor 
of those High-Tops. I could not stand it. 
I put on some old clothes, turned my collar 



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up, pulled a slouch hat down over my eyes, 
took a small sack and started. I sneaked 
along the dark side of the streets, across the 
bridge and up the hill to the orchard. Imag- 
ine my surprise and chagrin when I found 
about half a dozen of my afternoon's com- 
panions nearly ready to carry off the same 
apples that I had walked a mile and a half to 
get. But my Homer came to my rescue, and 
the crafty Odysseus put wisdom in my heart. 
I went quickly around to the other side of 
the orchard, came quietly up to the fel- 
lows, and changing my voice as best I could, 
I said: 

' Boys, I have caught you this time ! Don't 
you call it a mean trick, to come in the night 
to steal a man's apples, that he will give you 
in the day time? And you too, "Brown; 
I did not expect that you would steal my 
apples ! " 

" You should have seen how sheepish 
those fellows looked. They had not a word 
to say for themselves. 'Well,' I continued, 
'since this is the first time and you are sorry, 
you just empty those apples into this sack 
of mine, and promise never to steal apples 
again, and we will call it all right.' 

"The fellows poured the apples into my 
sack and started towards the bridge as if 
they were thoroughly ashamed of themselves. 
Once safely out of that orchard I had a hearty 
laugh at the expense of my classmates, but 
did not tarry long until the apples were 
safely deposited in my room in South Maine." 



The Omicron. 

TTN interesting story of college life has 
/ *■ just been told me by a well-known 
alumnus of our college, and I think it will 
stand publication. It may be of especial 
interest at this season of fraternity initiations, 
and in view of approaching class elections. 

The rise and fall of the Omicron forms 
a chapter as yet unwritten in the history of 



Greek-letter fraternities at old Peucinia. Its 
mission was not an especially high one, its 
life was short, and its downfall ignoble. 

In a certain spring about a quarter of a 
century ago there was unusual rivalry over 
the election of class-day officers, and class 
politicians were busy forming and breaking 
"combines." One evening several of the 
Seniors, prominent leaders in their respective 
societies, met in a room in South Mon- 
mouth — then known as Gomorrah — to talk 
over the situation. The one who tells the 
story says that it was a caucus with more 
"cuss" than anything else, and that "water 
flowed like wine." 

The only decision they could unanimously 
reach was that all the offices should be given 
to themselves. To bring about this result 
they formed a "ring" to be known as the 
Omicron, whose existence they meant 
should be profoundly secret. Each man 
was to use all "his influence to have Omicron 
men and no others elected to office. Thus 
their plans were formed with interludes of 
drinking and singing, and they seemed to 
forget that they were making much noise 
and that the windows were wide open. 
Now it happened that late in the evening a 
certain Senior named Smith passed by. He 
heard the sound of revelry in Gomorrah 
and a few moments of listening gave him 
all the plans and secrets of the Omicron. 
The revelation filled his soul with anger. 
He hastened away, and in spite of the late- 
ness of the hour he soon had collected a 
dozen of his classmates under the open 
window. "Well, what shall we do?" was 
the question passed around in a whisper 
after they had listened to the voices around 
the festive board of the Omicron, and had 
become angry at the low selfishness and 
treachery of those whom they had thought 
their friends. They did not stop to reason 
that the plot of the Omicron, since it had 
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now of necessity fail, but in the heat of 
youth they argued that the only course 
open was immediate action, and that, too, 
violent. 

A chance remark that "to be ducked 
like Freshmen was too good for such fellows," 
suggested a plan. A score of pails were 
brought and filled at the pump, and armed 
with these a dozen irate Seniors filed silently 
into the hall and up to the Omicrou's room 
of meeting. Smith was stationed outside 
to give the signal for the attack by throwing 
through the window several empty bottles 
tossed out by the revellers. A rehearsal 
would not have made everything go more 
as desired. Directed by Smith's strong 
right arm the bottles were hurled through 
the window in quick succession, and, as 
luck had it, the last one knocked the lamp 
from the table. The table with its contents 
was overturned ; flames from the broken 
lamp burst up from the ruins, and pandemo- 
nium reigned supreme. Just at this moment 
the door was broken in and twenty well- 
directed pails of water — although extin- 
guishing the flames — added not a little to 
the confusion and discomfiture of the Omi- 
crons. As quickly as possible the intruders 
withdrew, leaving the members of the new 
organization very damp and in darkness, 
and in a state of dazed wonderment as to 
what had happened. 

Thus the Omicron rose, or tried to, and 
thus it ingloriously fell, for it never recov- 
ered from the shock received then. And 
thus, for once at least in college history, 
grave and reverend Seniors were treated to 
the indignity that in these more enlightened 
days is reserved entirely for verdant Fresh- 
men. 



Cornell University now has more fellowships to 
offer than any other university except Columbia. 
Two of these, the President White traveling fellow- 
ships, are worth $600 each ; the other twenty, $500 
each. 



Sowdoir-) ^)ep§e. 



Ye Scholar in Love. 

Ye light, Lucilly, of your sweet blue eyes 
Quite dims the feeble rays of midnight oil, 
Ye memory of what within them lies 
Assuageth grief aud maketh light my toil. 

I sit and try to fill my eyes with bookes, 
Alack, alas! the trying is most vain. 
My vision seeth only your good lookes; 
My heart at thy far absence cries with paiu. 

With wisdom old and new I toil and strive, 
And on my page with earnestness I stare,— 
Whatever I can see or dead or live 
Is tangled in the meshes of your hair. 

Yet vain are all my sighs and moans for thee, 
Thy thoughts to rae-ward, belike, never turn ; 
But with one single look or word from thee 
My foolish heart would never cease to burn ! 



Oliver Wendell Holmes. 

Peacefully at a long life's close he passed, 

Our dear-loved poet, not as one who falls 

In youth or early manhood when Death calls 

From work half done with hard commanding blast; 

Nor yet as one whose lot in life, is cast 

In places that seem fruitless, barren stalls 

That hide what is within, whose boundary walls 

Shut out the world without, so, when at last 

The laborer leaves his seat and passes on, 

He counts his life as wasted or misspent. 

Our poet lived as one on mission sent 

'Mongst fellow-men, and, white-haired honors won, 

Passed on apart from outward dark and gloom, 

Within his. Father's house from room to room. 



In Deutschland. 

" Ik liber dik," das Jungling cried 
(He'd lately taken Deutsch). 

" Ich spreche nicht als English, Herr," 
Die scuone Madchen sighed. 

On a Railroad Train. 

A stranger asked two college youths their class 
(He'd heard them boast of college life and fun), 
And one belonged to Bowdoin, 'Ninety-nine, 
And one was booked in Bowdoin, Niueteeu-one. 



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Experientia Docet. 

Said Marguerite, 
With a sweet 
Distracted air, 
" I wonder, do you know, 
If it is really so, 
That the bliss 
Par excellence, 
Beyond compare, 
Is a kiss." 

Quoth I with fear 
(Yet drawing near), 
"Experiment will show." 
She's so demure, 
I'm not quite sure, 
But think she said, " It's so !" 




The course of lectures at the 
Augusta Congregational church has 
been fully arranged for. They will be 
given by Professor H. L. Chapman, 
D.D.,of Bowdoin College. The sub- 
jects will come as follows: November 5th, "Chau- 
cer;" November 12th, "Spenser;" November 19th, 
"Milton;" November 26th, Shakespeare's "Mac- 
beth;" December 3d, " Emerson;" December 10th, 
Tennyson's "Princess." — Kennebec Journal. 
French, '97, went home sick last week. 
Clark, '84, is on the campus frequently. 
Little, '89, was on the campus last week.. 
Holway, '82, visited the campus last week. 
Plummer, '87, is a frequent visitor to the college. 

Stevens, '89, called on friends at the college 
recently. 

Poor, '92, spent several days with friends here 
last week. 

Harriman, '97, was on the campus for a few days 
last week. 

Crocker, '73, was at the college last week on 
business. 



Baxter, '98, is presiding at the chapel organ for 
the present. 

Whitcomb, '94, is in attendance at the Harvard 
Law School. 

There were the usual adjourns on the day after 
the initiations. 

Sewall, '97, was called home last week by the 
death of his sister. 

Sargent, '78, now principal of Hebron Academy, 
was here last week. 

Doherty, '95, will come back very soon from a 
long term of teaching in Monticello. 

The Sophomores hope to have another chance 
to play the Bangor High School team. 

Clough, '96, has lately been selected to correct 
the mathematical papers of the Freshman Class. 

The reading-room is getting along this year in 
excellent shape, under the managenient of Ward, 
'96. 

Rain prevented the '97 eleven from playing the 
Portland High School boys October 10th, as they 
had planned. 

The Bates and Hebron elevens were among the 
large crowd of enthusiastic spectators at the 
Exeter game. 

"Davy Jones" was presented to a fair audience 
two weeks ago Tuesday. The company took with 
the studeuts. 

The A A $ tennis tournament has not been com- 
pleted as yet, for the rainy days have interfered 
with the games. 

The A K B fraternity has sold A T one of its 
unused teunis courts, which is now being fixed up 
for active service. 

The merry-go-round has again been for some 
time located on the depot lot, and crowds are pres- 
ent there each evening. 

Strickland, ex-'97, was here recently on his way 
from his home in Houlton to Colorado, where he is 
going for the benefit of his health. 

Oh, where did that Sophomore banner go which 
was used in the opera of "Davy Jones," Tuesday 
evening? It is said to be still in town. 

The Sophomore French division, which is rather 
large in numbers, is reading "Le Cid," besides 
some outside reading. 

But four '97 men elected Sophomore Greek, the 
new electives in Physics, etc., drawing away the 
majority. Last year there were seventeen in the 
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The Freshmen are getting to work on a yell to 
spring at the Thanksgiving recess. They are 
taking time by the forelock, but intend to get a 
rattler. 

Saturday evening, October 6th, a delightful 
dance was given in the Court Room in honor of 
Miss Grace Williams, who has lately gone to 
Chicago for the winter. 

The Telegraph of last week contained the 
announcement of the engagement of a Bowdoin 
student and a charming young lady prominent iu 
Brunswick musical circles. 

Several of the students have lost money from 
their clothing while in the gym. Last year many 
were the losers, but this fall some attempt should 
be made to discover the thief. 

Nine members ofiKE attended the Deke initi- 
ation at Colby: W. W. Thomas, '94; Bass. Kyes, 
and Minot, '96; Holmes and Varrell, '97; and Gard- 
ner, Baxter, and Hutchings, '98. 

Colby was well represented here on initiation 
night. Bryant, Gray, and Riggs, '95, Getchell and 
Philbrook, '96, Dunton and Philbrick, '97, all lend- 
ing a helping hand to the Bowdoin goat. 

This term sees increased facilities in the library 
for the use of that room as a literary workshop, 
new tables, extra chairs, and ink and paper, which 
last two have been conspicuously absent in the past. 

Wright & Ditson have offered a pennant for the 
foot-ball championship of the Maine Interscholastic 
Athletic Association, and the contest is lively 
among the various fitting schools. Some have fine 
elevens. 

The foot- ball subscription list has been circu- 
lated the past few days and very gratifying results 
are announced. Not only have the number of 
givers increased, but the size of the amounts have 
also risen. 

Boston University was scheduled to play the 
Bowdoin eleven here last Wednesday, October 10th, 
but telegraphed Tuesday that the game must be 
canceled. A game will be arranged with them 
here later on. 

The colored glass window in what used to be 
the Walker Gallery in King's Chapel was repaired 
this summer by Redding, Baird & Co , of Boston, 
and was recently replaced, much more attractive 
for its trip abroad. 

Professor Whittier began the physical measure- 
ment of the Freshmen last Monday night at his 



new rooms in the Science Building. The class is 
expected to make a fine showing in this line, so 
many of them having taken an active part in fitting- 
school athletics. 

The Sunday opening of the Art Building has 
been quite as successful as expected, the average 
attendance for the past three Sundays having been 
about twenty-four. The opening of the building 
also increases considerably the number of strangers 
at chapel service. 

Some waggish students are responsible for a 
recent disturbance of the Freshman Greek recita- 
tion, for, after getting him to grind away under the 
window they basely bribed the hand-organ artist to 
send his penny collector into the Greek Profes- 
sor's room after cash. 

On the campus and on the Topsham hills the 
leaves are turning and present a "symphony in 
colors." This is the time for strolls and also for 
hunting in a small way. One party boasts of having 
killed eighteen squirrels in fifteen minutes, and con- 
fidently expect to make it two a minute on the 
next trip. 

The Z ■* chapters of Colby and Bowdoin held a 
union banquet at Hotel North, Augusta, Wednes- 
day evening, October 10th. The fraternity report 
a most enjoyable time. The banquet was of the 
best, and the " feast of reason and flow of wit " that 
followed still more enjoyable. Zeta Psi owned Au- 
gusta for that night. 

Last Sunday afternoon, at chapel, Professor 
Chapman spoke of Dr. 0. W. Holmes in words of 
warmest eulogy, and then read one of his anni- 
versary poems and the concluding stanza of the 
"Chambered Nautilus." Professor Chapman in 
closing said that Dr. Holmes's life had been pat- 
terned on this verse. 

The college is enjoying a rare treat this week in 
the Shakespeare readings given in Memorial Hall, 
under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A., by Edgar C. 
Abbott of Boston, one of the best readers in New 
England. Mr. Abbott will read three plays, "Julius 
Caesar," "As You Like It," and " Hamlet," one on 
Monday and the others on Wednesday and Thurs- 
day evenings. 

The second themes of the term are due Tues- 
day, October 16th, on the following subjects: 
Juniors— Are the aims and methods of the Ameri- 
can Protective Association commendable? A coun- 
try auction. George Eliot's " Mill on the Floss." 
Sopliomores — Should the President's term of office 



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be lengthened » A description of your native town. 
Shakespeare's character of Brutus. 

The competitive examination for positions in the 
library, open to '97 and '98, resulted in the following 
selection: Varrell, '97, and Loring, '98. About 
eighteen students took the examination, and Prof. 
Little says that the papers were very good indeed, 
eleven getting more than 80 out of a possible 100. 
The questions were on general information, position 
of books in the library, and various themes of spe- 
cial importance to a library attendant. 

President Hyde has been speaking in various 
places throughout New England lately. At the 
convention of Baptists in Portland he gave an 
address on the work of the Interdenominational 
Committee in Maine. Last Friday he addressed the 
New England Association of Preparatory Schools 
and Colleges at their annual meeting in Boston. 
The two Sundays preceding this issue he has 
preached before the students of Dartmouth. 

Initiation night brought a fair number of gradu- 
ates back to their Alma Hater. The following is a 
nearly complete list: Dr. J. M. Eveleth, '49; Ed- 
ward Stanwood, '61 ; Rev. S. W. Pearson, '62; S. C. 
Purington, '78; J. C. Cummings, '84; D.C.Clark, 
'84; W. R. Smith, '90; Gummer, 92; Hunt, '91; 
Spring, ex-'93; Baxter, Chapman, Hinkley, Leigh- 
ton, Littlefield, Libby, Pickard, Stevens, Sykes, E. 
Thomas, W. W. Thomas, and Wilbur, all of '94. 

Topsham Fair has come and gone again in the 
midst of the usual " Fair weather." As in years 
past the students went in crowds and made lots of 
fun for themselves. Triangle, whose twenty-fifth 
annual trial against his record was broadly adver- 
tised, failed to appear on the appoiuted day, much 
to the sorrow of the Freshmen who had unwarily 
invested in a special grand stand check. The side- 
shows furnished a good deal of sport, particularly 
the one with the wiggle-waggle dance features, and 
the one where a dozen or so students were engaged 
as a drawing card. The excitement of the Fail- 
centered around the track, where the racing was 
good, Haley going a mile in 2.18J. 

Professor Little received a large number o 
books, nearly three hundred, from Mrs. Anne L. 
Pierce of Portland, early this term. Mrs. Pierce is 
a sister of Henry W. and Stephen L. Longfellow, 
and the books are from their libraries. They are 
chiefly text-books used by the poet and his brother, 
many of them containing Henry Longfellow's signa- 
ture. Among them are some books of statistics, 
chiefly valuable as filling breaks in present sets, 



and also some school-boy manuscripts. Oue of 
these papers is a rule, called "Pres. McKeen's Rule 
for Gauging Barrels," copied out in full. Bowdoin 
and its librarian rejoice to have received these 
memorials of Bowdoin's great son. 

A writer in the Bath Independent thus writes 
after a visit to the college: "After her hundredth 
anniversary last June — when gathered that illustri- 
ous body of Bowdoin alumni to the campus of their 
youth— a credit to any college and to the world — 
the scorching rays of the summer sun beat upon 
the walls of her buildings, old and new alike, and 
seemed to hold full sway for ten weeks. Presto ! 
Once more her halls are alive with the activity of 
youth in the beginning of another terra of pleasure 
and study. As one walks through the old paths, 
once troddeu by the honored living and the dead, 
one feels the hopes of youth, as the old trees seem 
to speak and hold out a friendly hand. Nothing 
seems strange; the memory of Longfellow makes 
you well acquainted. Voiceless nature is to one 
who can feel its silent workings, a mighty inspira- 
tion to the soul. The air seems buoyant with the 
mirth of the 'Sophs' and 'Freshies,' toned to a 
soft, delightful, refreshing strain by the wholesome 
ambitions of the Juniors and Seniors, and made rare 
and genuine by the calm dignity and intellectual 
serenity of the professors. Brunswick and the state 
should feel proud that in their midst should be such 
an enlightened and moral atmosphere. Welcome 
it, Maine! Embrace it, Brunswick ! Your good- will 
can add much to its success." 

The society initiations were held last week, 
some on Wednesday night and the rest on Friday 
night, aud the Freshmen are now deep in the 
mysteries of Greek life. The goat was active this 
year and left his impression on most of the initiates. 
Each society secured good men, and all may well 
be satisfied with their '98 delegations. The fishing 
season was short, as usual— a fact that has often 
been lamented but for which no remedy is likely 
to be found. About fifteen of the Freshmen are 
members of no fraternity. Following is a list of 
those initiated by the six fraternities : 

A A <J>. — Arthur L. Hunt, Lewistou; Harry 
Knight, Gardiner; CD. Moulton, Bath; D. R. 
Pennell, Lewiston; Walter J. Sargent, Brewer; 
Edward Stanwood, Jr., Boston; A. B. White, 
Lewiston; 0. D. Smith, West Buxton; all of '98. 

* T.— F. E. Drake, Bath; J. F. Dana, Portland; 
H. R. Ives, Portland ; W. W. Lawrence, Portland ; 
T. L. Pierce, Portland; Benjamin Webster, Jr., 
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Conway, N. H., all of '98, and Chase Pulsifer, 
Auburn, of '97. 

A K E.— Percy P. Baxter, Portland ; Harlan M. 
Bisbee, West Sumner ; Herbert N. Gardner, Patten ; 
Moulton A. Hills, Waleb, La. ; Edward Hutcbiugs, 
Brewer; Thomas L. Marble, G-orham, N. H. ; 
Eugene T. Minott, Phippsburg; Charles S. Petten- 
gill, Augusta; George P. Stetson, Bangor; Richard 
H. Stubbs, Strong; all of '98. 

z ¥.— H. H. Hamilton, Lubec; H. H. Hamlen, 
Augusta; C. T. Lynch, Machias; C. C. Smith, 
Waterbury, Ct. ; E. G. Wilson, Harpswell ; all of '98, 
and T. J. Murphy, Lewiston, special. 

6 A X. — R. S. Cleaves, Bridgton ; A. E. Eames, 
Bethel; Theodore Gould, Portland; E. E. Spear, 
Washington; Ralph Wiggiu, Rockland; E. C. Hall, 
North Bridgton; E. F. Studly, Gardiner; all of '98. 

A T.— A. W. Blake, Portland; C. E. Eaton, Jay; 
C. P. Kendall, Biddeford; H. R. Mclntyre, Saco; 
Guy H. Sturgis, New Gloucester; J. E. Odiorne, 
Richmond; J. A. Scott, Ellsworth; W. E. Preble, 
Litchfield, all of '98, and George C. Webber, 
Auburn, of '95. 



Bangor High School, 12; Bowdoin, 1 97, 4. 
A picked team of Sophomores, without any 
practice and minus several of the best players in 
the class, went to Bangor, October 6th, where they 
were beaten 12 to 4 by the strong High School team 
of that city. It was a hard game, and the '97 boys 
complain of unfair decisions. But off the field 
they were entertained like princes and had a 
pleasant trip and good experience. 

It was cold and rainy, but three hundred people 
saw the game at Maplewood Park. Bangor won 
the toss and Hicksou made their first touchdown 
in twenty minutes. Hunt kicked a goal. For the 
rest of the half the teams surged up and down the 
field, but neither could score. In the second half 
the Sophomores made a brace and after good end 
runs by White and Howe, Bodge made a touchdown 
in eight minutes. Coggan failed at goal. Again 
'97 got the ball near the Bangor line, but made 
several bad fumbles in succession, which cost much 
ground and the ball. Bangor could do nothing 
with the '97 center, but made long end runs, and 
Sawyer made their second touchdown, from which 
Hunt kicked a goal five minutes before the end. 
At the call of time '97 had the ball well into Ban- 



gor territory. Time, two 25-minute halves. The 

teams lined up as follows: 

Bangor. Bowdoin. 

Veazie. Left End. Stearns. 

Hunt. Left Tackle. Bean. 

Conners. Left Guard. Remick. 

Gilman. Center. Shute. 

Jordan. Bight Guard. Thompson. 

Hiucks. Eight Tackle. Webber. 

Snowe. Right End. Coggan. 

McCann. Quarterback. McMillan. 

Sawyer. J Halfbacks I "Home. 

Murray. / iiaitoacks. j white 

Hickson. Fullback. Bodge. 

Bowdoin, 14; Exeter, 10. 

Bowdoin lined up against Exeter Saturday, 
October 6th, for her first game of the season. 
Exeter won the toss and chose the upper goal with 
the wind in their favor. Quimby started the play 
at 3.30 with a place kick from the center of the 
field to Exeter's fifteen-yard line. But Exeter 
fumbled and Knowlton secured the ball for Bow- 
doin. Then, through wretched fumbling on both 
sides, the ball changed hands several times until 
Bowdoin braced and by sharp rushes through right 
guard and tackle and around the ends secured 
their first touchdown eight minutes from the time 
play begun. Quimby kicked an easy goal. Score, 
Bowdoin, 6; Exeter, 0. 

On the line-up Richards kicked to Bowdoin's 
five-yard line, where Knowlton caught the ball and 
by good dodging gained fifteen yards before he was 
downed. Exeter got the ball on downs, and after 
a good gain by Casey through Bowdoin's left guard 
and tackle, Jack went through the same hole for a 
run of thirty yards and a touchdown. On bringing 
the ball out for a try for goal Jack placed it on the 
ground and Hicks promptly fell on it, whereby 
Exeter lost her chance for goal. Score, Bowdoin, 
6; Exeter, 4. 

Quimby kicked in touch and the ball went to 
Exeter for a free kick within her twenty-five yard 
line. Knowlton caught Richards's kick and ran to 
Exeter's thirty-yard line. From here, Bowdoin 
advanced within two yards of the goal line, but 
were unable to force it over, and Exeter got the 
ball on downs. In attempting to go round the end 
Simonds was injured and Gibbons was substituted. 
Exeter punted and Bowdoin advanced the ball to 
the five-yard line, when time was called. Score, 
Bowdoin, 6; Exeter, 4. Time, 20 minutes. 

In the second half Richards tried to kick twice 
out of bounds, butLibby stopped the second attempt 
and Exeter soon regained tjie ball on downs. With 



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good interference Gibbons went through guard and 
tackle and, passing Quimby, who made a poor 
attempt to stop him, scored a touchdown. Rich- 
ards kicked a goal. Score, Bowdoin, 6; Exeter, 10. 

Exeter fumbled Quimby's kick and a Bowdoin 
man fell on the ball. Bowdoin lost the ball on 
downs but soon regained it and scored another 
touchdown. No goal. Score, Bowdoin, 10; Exe- 
ter, 10. 

Kimball caught Richards'skick and made a good 
gain. Quimby ran thirty yards through tackle 
and Bowdoin soon had the ball over the line. No 
goal. Score, Bowdoin, 14; Exeter, 10. 

Time was called with Exeter in possession of 
the ball on Bowdoin's fifteen-yard line. Time, 15 
minutes. 

Dewey and Kimball played the best game in the 
line for Bowdoin, while Richards and Gillipsie did 
good work for Exeter. Quimby's line-breaking 
was very good but he was weak in tackling. The 
game was characterized by poor interference and 
bad fumbling on both sides. Exeter scored both 
their touchdowns by the good dodging of the backs. 
The manner in which the crowd surged upon the 
field at times was a noticeable feature in connection 
with the game and ought never to be repeated. 
The teams lined up as follows: 

Bowdoin. Exeter. 

Hicks. Left End. Stack. 

Newbegin. Left Tackle. Casey. 

Stone. Left Guard. Breen. 

Dennison. Center. Kasson. 

Dewey. Bight Guard. Richards. 

Kimball. Bight Tackle. Scannell. 

Libby. Bight End. - Gillipsie. 

Knowlton. Quarterback. Bichardson. 

Stubbs. Left Halfback. Jack. 

Mitchell. Bight Halfbacks. [ goons'.' 

Quimby. Fullback. Farr. 

Score— Bowdoin, 14; Exeter, 10. Touchdowns— Mitch- 
ell (2), Stubbs, Jack, Gibbons. Goals — Quimby and 
Bichards. Beferee— E. H. Sykes. Umpire— W. B. Smith. 
Linesman — Dr. Whittier. Time — 35 minutes. 

Bowdoin, 4; B. A. A., 4. 

Bowdoin played the second game of the season, 
in a heavy rain, against the Boston Athletic Asso- 
ciation, at Boston, October 13th. Bowdoin greatly 
outclassed her opponents in team work and was 
very effective in breaking the line, in fact making 
all her gains through the center. 

Bowdoin made her only touchdown near the end 
of the first half by steady hammering at the center. 
It was a hard chance and no goal was kicked. 

In the second" half, Burns, of B. A. A., made a 



long run and brought the ball to Bowdoin's 5-yard 
line, but Bowdoin held her opponents for three 
downs, and would have gained possession of the 
ball, but the umpire, Whitman, of B. A. A., claimed 
offside play, aud in consequence B. A. A. had the 
ball two aud one-half yards from the goal line on 
the first down. In the next rush they scored a 
touchdown through Bowdoin's line, but missed the 
goal, thus tieing the score. The decision was man- 
ifestly unfair, and, as it was the only decision made 
by the umpire during the entire game, it created 
some remark. 

The supporters of Bowdoin who witnessed the 
game were very much satisfied with the work of the 
team, and were confident that she would have won 
if it were not for the unfairness of the umpire. 

Owing to the condition of the grounds, there 
was no chance for brilliant work, and it would be 
difficult to decide who exceled for Bowdoin. A 
great improvement was noticed in her team work. 
Waters did the best work for B. A. A. in the line. 
Following is the score: 

B. A. A. Bowdoin. 

Hortonj Left End. Hicks. 

Ware. Left Tackle. Newbegin. 

Meikleham. | T ... c , v,. 

Waters. j Left Guard. * Stone. 

Carpenter. Center. Denison. 

J. Fay. Bight Guard. Dewey. 

S^glnt. } Right Tackle - Kimball. 

Son.} .Bight End. Libby. 

Atherton. Quarterback. Knowlton. 

Dearborn. ) 

Clarkson. > Halfbacks. 

Crolins. 1 

Bufni \ Fullback. Quimby. 

Score— B. A. A., 4; Bowdoin, 4. Touchdowns— Stubbs, 
Burns. Umpire — Whitman, B. A. A. Beferee — Sykes, 
Bowdoin. Linesman, C. M. Lincoln, B. A. A. Time — 
40 minutes. 



( Mitchell, 
j Stubbs. 



A systematic study of the Bible is essential to a 
well-rounded education. It is said that in the 
Bible are to be found the basis of the best systems 
of law and political economy that have endured; 
that it contains the history of a race which has 
influenced the world more than the history of the 
Greeks and Romans; that in it is to be found 
poetry which will compare favorably with anything 
which Shakespeare or Goethe ever wrote; that it 



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contains a biography that has influenced civiliza- 
tion more than all other biographies combined ; 
that its system of ethics and philosophy is abso- 
lutely unsurpassed. Can any college man consider 
himself a scholar if he is not devoting some time 
to a regular study of this book? 

Systematic Bible study is absolutely necessary 
in order to promote spiritual life. The college 
Association will fail in its efforts to keep up the 
interest and enthusiasm of its members in the 
different departments of its work, to improve their 
spiritual life and to elevate the moral tone of the 
wholecollege, if itneglects the Bible. Studentsspend 
many hours each day upon other studies, but devote 
no time to the Bible. No wonder that interest in 
Christian work is slight, that the desire to do such 
work, knowledge of how to do it, and power with 
which to do it, are lacking. No wonder that respect 
for the Bible is lost, that the fellows sneer at it, 
that, in many quarters, the Association is not 
respected when students have no clear conception 
of this greatest of all books. 

This year an opportunity for systematic Bible 
study will be given to all. A class or classes will be 
organized. The methods of study to be pursued is 
not yet decided upon, but will be left for the mem- 
bers themselves to settle. It is hoped that many, 
especially those belonging to the Association, will 
improve this opportunity to acquire the habit of 
systematic Bible study. 

The attendance upon the meetings of the Asso- 
ciation is not as large as was hoped for and expected. 
Many of the fellows are very busy at this season of 
the year. But every one can, if he plans for it, 
find time to attend the services of the Association. 
The hour spent at the Thursday evening meeting 
and at the Sunday afternoon address is, by no 
means, time lost. . The student who desires it, 
receives help himself at these services, and by his 
presence, if in no other way, helps the others. He 
is able after the few moments thus spent to take up 
his work with increased vigor. 

The Association is as much a part of the college 
interest as is foot-ball and the other athletic sports 
to which so much time is given. It is the impulse 
which should guide all other interests, and as such 
is worthy of loyal support. 

President Whitman, of Colby University, will 
deliver the annual sermon before the Association 
Sunday, October 28th, at the hour of the regular 
morning service. President Whitman needs no 
introduction to Bowdoin students. He is an inter- 



esting and forcible speaker, and it is hoped that he 
will be greeted by a large audience of college 
fellows. 




'39.— The fiftieth anni- 
versary of the marriage of 
Charles P. Allen, D.D., and 
wife was celebrated at the West End 
Methodist Church recently, an informal 
reception being held from three to seven 
o'clock. The chancel was handsomely trimmed 
with flowers, and it was here that the venerable 
Doctor and his wife received the congratulations of 
his many parishioners and friends. Rev. Mr. Allen 
was born in 1816 in the town of Norridgowock. 
After his graduation from Bowdoin he taught in the 
Maine Wesleyan Seminary at Kent's Hill two years, 
after which he entered the ministry. Prom 1880 to 
1890 he was president of the Maine State College 
at Orono. 

'43. — Major Abernethy Grover, a native of 
Bethel, Me., born there February 16, 1821, died 
September 21st at Miles City, Mont. Maj. Grover 
fitted for college and graduated from Bowdoin in 
1843. Among his classmates were his brother 
Talleyrand, Joseph Dane, Moses Ingalls, Dr. John 
D. Lincoln, and Joseph Titcomb. For several 
years Major G-rover was principal of Gould's Acad- 
emy and later was engaged in trade. In 1850 he 
represented the district of Bethel in the Legisla- 
ture and in 1856 was chosen a member of Governor 
Wells' council. During the war he was captain of 
Company H, 13th Maine Infantry. He was com- 
missioned Major April 28, 1862. After the war he 
returned to Bethel, where he was engaged in busi- 
ness, and early in the eighties went West. Under 
the administration of Cleveland he had charge of 
the land office at Miles City, Montana. One 
brother, Lafayette, who entered Bowdoin in the 
class of '46 but did not graduate, -has been elected 
Governor of Oregon. 

'44.— Horace Williams, who died in Augusta 
August 14, 1894, was born there February 20, 1824, 
the son of Hon. Daniel Williams, one of the oldest 
and most respected families in Augusta. Mr. 



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Horace Williams was a judge of probate at Augusta 
in 1864 aud shortly afterwards moved West and for 
many years was a resident of Clinton, Iowa. He 
was largely concerned in the business of Western 
railroads, was president of the Chicago, Iowa and 
Nebraska Railroad and the Cedar Rapids and Mis- 
souri River Railroad until a few years ago. Besides 
these he was connected with many large corpora- 
tions. He was a man who did great good with his 
wealth, being of a very charitable disposition. 
Two half-sisters survive him, one the wife of Hon. 
Manton Marble of New York and the other Mrs. 
Edwards of Augusta. He was a member of the 
Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity. 

'45. — Charles M. Freeman, of Baldwin, died 
Sunday, June 3d, aged sixty-nine years. Mr. Free- 
man was born iu Limerick, March 26, 1825. After 
graduating from Bowdoin at the age of twenty, he 
studied law from 1845 to 1850 with Howard & 
Shepley of Portland, and from 1850 to 1853 prac- 
ticed at Cherryfleld, Me. Soon after being admit- 
ted to the bar he had the misfortune to lose his 
hearing to such an extent that it incapacitated him 
for his chosen profession. Mr. Freeman was a 
gentleman of rare conversational power, a great 
reader, and was well posted in the history of this 
country and Europe. He was a member of the Psi 
Upsilon. 

'53.— Dr. William H. Todd, of St. Stephen, N. 
B., one of the ablest physicians of St. Croix River, 
died October 7th after a painful illness. He was 
prominent in charitable, religious, aud financial 
circles, and at the time of his death was president 
of the St. Stephen Bank, succeeding the late F. H. 
Todd. He was a graduate of Bowdoin and Ediu- 
burg College of Physicians. In 1862 he moved to 
St. Stephens, N. B.,and since then has been practic- 
ing medicine there. In 1867 he was elected to the 
Board of Overseers of the College. He was one of 
the prime movers, the last of the seventies, iu the 
attempt to revive undergraduate interest iu the 
Peucinian and Athenian Societies. He leaves a 
wife and daughter. Dr. Todd belonged to the Psi 
Upsilon Society. 

'57. — Francis A. Waterhouse, head master of 
the Boston English High School, died in Paris, June 
30, 1894. Mr. Waterhouse was born in Scarboro, 
Cumberland County, Me., 1835. He fitted for col- 
lege at the Hallowell Academy. While in college 
he was appointed college librarian for proficiency 
iu modern languages, was elected a member of the 
Phi Beta Kappa aud was one of the best sparrers 
in college. Shortly after graduation Mr. Water- 



house went South to teach at Natchez, Miss. In 
1859 he returned to Hallowell aud took charge of 
the Academy there. Iu the spring of 1861 he was 
elected principal of the Augusta High School, 
which office he held for seven years. This position 
he resigned in 1868 to take the princpalship of 
the Newton High School, and continued in charge 
of this school until December, 1880, when he was 
elected head master of the English High School, 
Boston, the position which he held at his death. 
As a teacher his influence was very marked, and his 
strong personal character was impressed upon all 
those around him. He was a member of the Psi 
Upsilon Fraternity. 

'76. —Mr. Walter A. Robinson has been elected 
to the position of junior master in the Boson Latin 
School. 

'78.— At the annual meeting of the Brunswick 
Club, Barrett Potter was elected president and one 
of the executive committee. 

Med., '86. — A very brilliant wedding at Dor- 
chester, Mass., October 3d, was that of Miss Mary 
G. Little to Dr. John F. Thompson of Portland 
and of the Bowdoin Medical Faculty. The church 
in which the ceremony was performed was elabo- 
rately decorated with flowers, every pew being 
ornamented with white ribbon aud roses. Many 
notable guests were present, among them Gover- 
nor and Mrs. Greenhalge, Lieutenaut-Governor and 
Mrs. Wolcott of Massachusetts, Senator and Mrs. 
Chandler of New Hampshire, President and Mrs. 
Tucker of Dartmouth College, President and Mrs. 
Gates of Amherst College, ex-Governor Taft of 
Rhode Island, ex-Governor Smythe of New Hamp- 
shire, ex-Governor Pillsbury of Minnesota, Gover- 
nor and Mrs. Smith of New Hampshire, President 
Meade of Mount Holyoke Seminary, ex-President 
Bartlett of Dartmouth College, President and Mrs. 
Hyde and Prof, and Mrs. F. C. Robinson of Bowdoin 
College. President Tucker of Dartmouth performed 
the ceremony. A reception was held at the home 
of the bride, at which 2,000 people were present. 

'90. — Mr. Walter Hunt, who recently graduated 
from the Harvard Divinity School, has received and 
accepted a call to the Unitarian church at Dux- 
bury, Mass. 

'91. — Mr. T. S. Burr of Bangor has gone to Ann 
Arbor, Mich., where he will enter the University of 
Michigan, taking the full course in medicine. 

'91. — Jackson will occupy the position of gymna- 
sium instructor at Colby instead of Parker, as was 
erroneously stated iu the Commencement Orient. 

'92. — Percy Bartlett has been appointed priuci- 



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pal of the Thomaston High School, having been 
chosen out of twenty-nine applicants. 

'92. — Gummer is teaching at the Bridge Acad- 
emy, Dresden. 

'92. — Lyman Lee, formerly principal of the Guil- 
ford High School, has been elected principal of the 
high school at Oakland. 

'92. — Poore will be engaged in private tutoring 
at Arlington Heights, Mass., the coming year. 

'94. — Briggs has charge of the Mattanawcook 
Normal Academy at Lincoln, Me. 

Ex-'95. — Jackson is teaching at an intermediate 
school in Bath. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of Alpha Delta Phi, ? 
October 12, 1894. $ 

Whereas, It has pleased our Heavenly Father in 
His infinite wisdom to call from our midst our 
esteemed and beloved brother, Horace Williams, 
Class of '44, be it 

Resolved, That while bowing to the Divine Will, 
we mourn the loss of a devoted brother, and extend 
our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family; 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the family of the deceased and to the 
Bowdoin Orient. 

Joseph T. Shaw, 
George T. Ordway, 
Eugene C. Vining, 

Committee for Chapter. 



Ellis F. Ward, who coached the University crews 
for so many years, has had charge of a crew called 
the Bohemians. These men were all foreigners, and 
could barely speak English. Ward's coaching by 
words and pantomime was so successful that his 
crew has not lost a race this summer. Ward has 
been offered the position of coach at both the Uni- 
versity of California and at Harvard. 

She frowned on him and called him Mr., 
Because in fun he only Kr., 
And so in spite 
The very next night 
This naughty Mr. Kr. Sr. — Ex. 

Three American girls have entered the Univer- 
sity of Gottingen by special permission of the Ger- 
man government. 




Chicago University has discarded the name of 
"Prof." The members of the faculty are addressed 
as "Mr." 

If Mary's snowy little lamb 

Back to the earth would hie, 
The jokes he'd see about himself 

Would make him glad to die. — Ex. 

The Intercollegiate Foot-ball Association met 
Saturday, October 6th, in New York. Only Yale 
and Princeton are members, as Pennsylvania with- 
drew last year. 

A Sophomore bold and careless and gay, 

One afternoon of a winter day, 
Fixed himself up and went to a play. 
It was Richard III. and a matinee. 

The Sophomore sat in the front parquet, 

All was serene as a day iu May, 
Outil King Richard began to pray, 

" A horse! a horse! " in a faithful way. 

When the Sophomore sprang from his seat, they say, 

And cried, the poor king's fears to allay, 
"I'll get you a horse without delay, 

I know how it is— I have felt that way."— Wabash. 
Bowdoin looks forward to the spring meet with 
considerable anticipation. L. F. Soule, who won 
the two-mile run in 10 minutes 28 3-5 seconds, is 
back in college, as is also C. Borden, who took third 
place in the running high jump. These men are 
expected to win points next year, and the whole 
team will go into training early. —Amherst Student. 
Law of Love. 
No formal contract is required, 
No attention is desired, 
No witty lawyer need be hired 
To plead in equity. 

If only love their hearts has stirred 
And each that love has felt or heard, 
They may without a single word 

Commit embracery. —Ex. 

James Mitchell, the holder of the world's record 
for hammer throwing, is now a student at the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 



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A central heating plant heats all the buildings 
of the University of Michigan. It was recently 
erected at a cost of $50,000. 

A little iron, 

A cunning curl ; 

A box of powder, 

A pretty girl. 

A little rain, 

Away it goes; 

A homely girl 

With a freckled nose. — Ex. 

In regard to the intercollegiate records for the 
thirteen principal track and field events, it is inter- 
esting to note that Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and 
University of Pennsylvania each hold three, while 
the thirteenth was made by a Washington man by 
a jump of 23 feet and 6 inches.' 

Twenty-eight foreign countries and every 
American state and territory except three are 
represented at the University of Pennsylvania. 

About sixty per cent, of the college men of this 
country belong to Greek-letter fraternities. 

There are about 12,000 students in the scientific 
schools of this country. 

Scarlet has been adopted as the college color of 
the University of Chicago. 

A new magazine will shortly appear as the 
official organ of the American Republican College 
League. It is to be published monthly in New York 
City, and will bo edited by a board of editors 
selected Irom the loading colleges of the country. 

At New Haven a "Graduate Club" has been 
formed, to membership of which the alumni of any 
American university are eligible. 

The two literary societies of the University of 
North Carolina have donated their joint libraries of 
30,000 volumes to the university library. 

Prizes amounting to fifty dollars have just been 
given at the University of Wisconsin for the three 
best university songs composed during the year. 

Of the 195 professors, instructors, and tutors of 
Yale University, 164 are Yale graduates. 





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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 31, 1894. 



No. 8. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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THE COLLEGIATE YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

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G. T. Ordway, '96, Assistant Managing Editor. 

H. E. Blodgett, '96, Business Manager. 

B. L. Bryant, '95. A. L. Churchill, '9. 

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Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
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CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIV., No. 8.— October 31, 1894. 

Editorial Notes, 133 

A Fireside Eeverie 136 

Bowdoin Verse: 

Constant Contributers, . 137 

No Monopoly, 137 

The Present, 137 

Collegii Tabula 138 

Athletics, 140 

Y. M. C. A., 144 

Personal, 145 

In Memoriam, 147 

College World, 147 







Each year about this time the Orient 
has felt obliged to come out with an editorial 
concerning the lamentable condition of things 
in the college reading-room and scolding the 
students for their behavior there, but this 
year things are happily much different than 
usual, and we can only congratulate and 
commend the management and students. 
Since the improvements of last year the 
room has been truly a credit and benefit to 
the college. The rights of others have been 
respected, property has not been destroyed, 
and there has been the gentlemanly conduct 
there is every reason to expect of those 
using the room. The good record of the 
past year should be kept up in the future. 



VT'EAR by year in Bowdoin, as well as in 



I 



other colleges throughout the country, 



the old practices of hazing that have been 
such a disgrace to American college life have 
been gradually dying out. Once in a while 
a dying ember of the old barbarous spirit 
would blaze up, and the story of some new 
Sophomoric outrage would be spread broad- 
cast in the papers to the discredit and injury 
of some good college. But the change, 
though gradual, has been very marked. 
Better sentiments and nobler impulses seem 
to rule in young men's hearts when they 
attain to Sophomoric dignity than in the old 



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times, and one by one the foolish college 
customs of former days have been dropped 
and more friendly relations established be- 
tween classes. Many colleges have been 
seriously injured in material prosperity 
through the hazing of students, and the 
reduced numbers in the entering classes of 
Princeton and Cornell this fall are due, no 
doubt, in large measure, to their unenviable 
records in this line last year. At Princeton 
the students have shown their appreciation 
of this by voluntarily pledging themselves 
to abolish all hazing practices. At other 
institutions the better spirit seems to prevail, 
and at this and the other Maine colleges 
there has not been the trouble between 
faculty and students on account of hazing 
which there has been nearly every year in 
the past. Bowdoin, as well as every college, 
has had its history stained by numerous 
hazing outrages. Strange and almost unbe- 
lievable are the stories told by alumni of 
the persecution of Freshmen in the days of 
our fathers. But a decade or more ago a 
new era began. Vigorous action by college 
authorities and the growth of a manly spirit 
has brought about the more satisfactory con- 
dition of things that exists to-day. The old- 
time hazing is dead here forever, but the sods 
on the grave of Phi Chi are generally seen 
to move a little at the opening of each col- 
lege year, and the ghost occasionally peeps 
forth. The recent overflow of animal spirits 
on the part of certain Sophomores, upon 
which the jury has taken prompt and sharp 
action, was an occasion to be extremely 
regretted, and one which is not likely to be 
repeated. Hazing, in however light forms, 
has little support here now in any class, and 
offenders deserve and receive very little 
sympathy. That hazing should entirely dis- 
appear in Bowdoin is but natural in view of 
the grand new era opening for the college 
in every line. It must be a part of the 



progress which has given and is giving Bow- 
doin a prouder name than ever. 



TT7HE exasperatingly false and incomplete 
-*- story of Bowdoin's recent game at Ando- 
ver, which appeared in the papers of October 
28th through the industry of their Andover 
correspondents, has aroused much indigna- 
tion here and called forth many expressions 
of emphatic protest. The blind partisanship 
and lack of respect of truth in the newspaper 
representatives at Andover must be indeed 
pronounced to lead them to impose such a 
bare-faced misrepresentation of facts upon 
the press and public. Though Bowdoin won 
the game 14 to 12 the press reports an- 
nounced, without qualification or explana- 
tion, that the score was 18 to 14 in favor of 
Andover. They neglected to state that the 
extra six points credited to Andover were 
not allowed by the umpire on account of 
repeated and manifest holding which made 
it possible for an Andover back to run eighty 
yards unmolested, and that this decision was 
afterward admitted to be just by the Andover 
men, though at the time they refused to play 
and left the field three minutes before the 
expiration of the half, with Bowdoin in posses- 
sion of the ball near the Andover goal line. 
All this and the fact that the officials declared 
it Bowdoin's game by a score of 14 to 12, 
was unmentioned in the papers. As a result 
our eleven received no credit for a victory 
honestly won, and had the humiliation of 
reading in the Sunday papers the false story 
of its defeat. Such utter and unheard of 
unfairness would have been amusing had 
it not been so exasperating. Andover can 
scarcely be proud of the notoriety won for 
her by the contemptible misrepresentations 
of her press representatives in this game. 
The prompt action of our foot-ball manage- 
ment and newspaper correspondents has done 
much to set the matter straight before those 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



135 



interested in Bowdoin athletics, but this does 
not make less contemptible and unsports- 
manlike the original offense of the Andover 
press writers. 



0NE apt criticism which is made upon 
Bowdoin students, in comparison with 
those of other colleges, is that our life is too 
much confined to the campus and the dormi- 
tories. By this it is not meant that we are 
all chronic bookworms and scholarly her- 
mits, nor is it intended that we should mingle 
more than we do in the mazy whirl of Bruns- 
wick society, however desirable this might 
be. The criticism means that we do not 
make explorations enough into the beautiful 
region surrounding our college town, that 
we too often spend a holiday in, unprofitable 
loafing when we might derive pleasure and 
benefit from getting better acquainted with 
the neighboring roads and streams, the fields 
and forests, and the sea-coast near by that is 
so famed in song and romance. How few of 
us know anything of our surroundings be- 
yond a radius of half a mile from the chapel, 
and yet what beautiful and interesting places 
there are near by for a tramp or drive. How 
few of us have been tempted on the glorious 
autumnal afternoons of this term to wander 
off for an hour or two into the woods, rich 
in their frost-painted foliage of purple and 
gold, and drink in the inspiration of Nature's 
grand solitudes. Communion with Nature 
is often better than communion with books, 
and it is always better than idling away the 
time in your room or in the room of some 
friend who is anxious to work. Do not think 
that the greatest works of art are those 
masterpieces of human skill in the Walker 
Art Building, nor that the leaves containing 
the most wisdom are the bound ones in the 
library. These sometimes tire us, and for 
rest and change what can be better than an 
hour with Nature, the greatest artist and 
author of all ? So do not laugh at the stu- 



dent who steals away on a holiday or on a 
Sunday afternoon for a long tramp through 
the woods or a ramble over the Topsham 
hills or down the river. He is drinking in 
a happiness freely proffered to all, but too 
often spurned. He is listening to the tongues 
that speak in the trees; he is reading the 
books in the running brooks, and he is profit- 
ing by the sermons that are in the stones. 
As children at play, how near we were to 
Nature, how intent^ we listened to her 
wonderful songs and her marvelous tales, 
but now, as young men, we seem to think 
we are getting all there is to be gotten out 
of a four years' course in a college situated 
as Bowdoin is, if we stud}' well our lessons, 
take more or less interest in athletics, and 
pass our spare time close within the brick 
walls of the dormitories. It is a serious mis- 
take on the part of many, and one we should 
quickly try to remedy. 



FOOT-BALL is booming and the college 
eleven is winning laurels in spite of the 
strength of its opponents and the efforts of 
the Boston papers to credit victory to the 
wrong team. Four 'Varsity games are re- 
ported in this issue, besides several games 
by the class teams. Colby was a victim, 30 
to 0, and the score could easily have been 
made larger had not the realization of an 
easy victory made our team play slowly and 
carelessly in the first half. The first Dart- 
mouth game, with its score of 42 to against 
us, was decidedly in the nature of a disap- 
pointment, and there was a suspicion the 
team did not play a very creditable game. 
There was also a suspicion entertained by 
many that the team had not had proper 
coaching. The vigorous work of Carleton, '93, 
made a very noticeable improvement in the 
work of the team, and in the second Dart- 
mouth game the visitors had difficulty in scor- 
ing fourteen points in fifty minutes. Every 
Bowdoin player covered himself with glory, 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



and it was the best exhibition of foot-ball 
ever seen in Maine. Last Saturday Andover 
was defeated 14 to 12, and Bowdoin's victory 
was honest and well earned. By the time 
this Orient appears another scalp from Bates 
will be hanging at our belt. There are three 
or four games yet to be played, none of them 
easy ones, and both the team and its sup- 
porters must do their utmost to make this 
foot-ball season the most successful on our 
record. The enterprise of the lower classes in 
supporting class elevens is to be highly com- 
mended. Their games with fitting school 
teams are productive of much good, and 
good material is trained up for the 'Varsity. 
Much interest centres in the class games to 
come later on. 



PRESIDENT HYDE has recently spoken 
•*• in strong terms against chapel rushes 
and the practice of "wooding" men as they 
come in, just before the opening of the morn- 
ing exercises. The lower classes have car- 
ried chapel rushes to a decidedly tiresome 
extreme, but the upper-classmen who urge 
them on, are in a great measure to blame 
for this. Such rushes mean nothing, are in 
no sense a test of class strength, and are 
decidedly inappropriate at such a time and 
place. As to " wooding " in chapel, it is 
certainly a strong temptation to students to 
express their appreciation of the presence of 
some young alumnus, popular athlete, or 
classmate returning from an absence, but 
such a greeting is not in keeping with the 
character of the place, and should be less 
frequently given. 



A Fireside Reverie. 

IT is a dark and rainy night toward the 
close of October. Within a well-furnished 
room in a great and busy city sits a man 
whose gray hair and wrinkled face shows a 
life of care and disappointment. The em- 
bers of a dying fire still glow in the grate 



over which hangs a picture of a college boat 
crew, surmounted by a pair of cavalry sabers. 
The silence is unbroken, save by the monot- 
onous ticking of a clock upon the wall or 
the faint echoing footsteps of some belated 
passer-by upon the slippery pavement below. 

The man sits staring steadily at the fire, 
seeming entirely oblivious of his surround- 
ings, starting uneasily when a burning coal 
flames up for an instant and then is extin- 
guished. In the ever-changing forms of that 
dying fire he beholds again the scenes of his 
youth passing before him, one by one, like a 
panorama turned by the hand of fate. Aga.in 
he wanders, as a child, among the sweet 
wild flowers or chases gay-colored butterflies 
through the grassy lanes of his father's farm. 
He is again upon the streets of the little 
country village where he was born, familiar 
faces look in his, familiar voices ring in his 
ears, a smile of pleasure steals over his grim 
visage and he heeds not the clanging bell of 
a passing fire engine nor the deep tones of a 
neighboring clock as it strikes the hour. 

The fire sinks lower and still he does not 
stir. Now he is a youth again upon the old 
campus about whieh cluster the tenderest 
recollections. He hears the glad shouts of 
victory as the old crew, of which he is cap- 
tain, sweeps by the goal a length ahead of 
its rival. He feels the hearty handshake 
and hears the words of praise from many an 
old and long-forgotten associate. There 
stands the college just as it was long years 
ago ; the chapel hung with ivy, the plain and 
homely old dormitories, picturesque in their 
simplicity; the shady walks, whose leafy 
oaks and maples seem to beckon to him and 
the murmuring of whose branches seems to 
be the whispering voices of friends long 
gone beyond. 

Now the moon seems to be rising from 
behind the chapel towers and shedding the 
same silvery light upon campus and tower 
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when he stood before the gate of a loved 
professor's house and, in obedience to his 
country's call for aid, bid farewell to a charm- 
ing girl to whose keeping his heart had long 
since been given, at the same time placing 
upon her finger a ring as a token that should 
he return unscathed when the war was over 
he should find a bride awaiting him. 

His eye wanders from the fire to the 
sabers crossed above the open grate. As his 
gaze rests upon them his eyes kindle with 
the ardor and fire of youth. He is again at 
the front of the long- line of blue as it 
clashes with the gray; now on the march 
through mud and rain, cold, discouraged, and 
weary ; now on picket duty during a long 
and dismal night, or wrapped in his blanket 
before the camp-fire, listening to the music 
of some old familiar hymn sung by a distant 
group of soldiers. But, whether sleeping or 
awake, whether marching or -in camp, one 
face which he has often seen far above him 
surrounded by a halo of the smoke of battle, 
seems constantly before him; one voice 
seems again to whisper in his ear the fond 
words of farewell, and the thought of one 
awaiting him in the old New England college 
town spurs him on to deeds of bravery and 
hardship. 

He remembers how anxiously he waited 
for her letters, reading them over again and 
again b}' the dim light of the camp-fire long 
after his comrades were wrapped in slumber. 
There came a time when no letters came for 
many a weary day. At last a much-delayed 
mail brought him a soiled envelope bordered 
with black. With trembling hands and sink- 
ing heart he tears it open and reads its brief 
contents. 

The war has long been over and our hero 
has become an old and successful man, but 
on long and dreary nights when alone in his 
room, which lacks the cheer and comfort 
which only home with loved ones can give, 
his thought turns toward a grave in a distant 



town and it seems to him in his loneliness 
that a man is but a grain of sand hurled 
about by the winds of destiny and fate. 



Bowdoir-) ^)ep§e. 

Constant Contributors. 

When poets' brains are dry of meat, 
And rhymes and rhythms vex, 
What would the "Poets' Corner" be 
Without "Anon " and " Ex." ? 



No Monopoly. 

We leaned across the friendly stile, 
The gentle moonbeams lit her face, 
The sweet influence of her smile 
Annihilated time and space. 

Quoth I : " The breezes kiss your cheek, 
Oh, happy, happy breezes they ! " 
Sighed she, this maiden so petite : 
' Who gave them a monopoly ? " 



The Present. 

[Written by Hehev Sewall Webster, '67, for the twenty, 
seventh reunion of his class.] 

A babe, a boy, a lad whose cheek 
Shows signs of something downy, 

A Freshman droning over Greek, 
A Sophomore brash and clowny, 

A Junior studious — of his ease, 
A Senior wise — and knows it — 

Then lawyer eager for his fe.es, 
Or doctor skilled to dose it, 

Or else a parson laboring hard 

To ease poor burdened sinners — 

Of something useful in regard 
Of fuel, clothes, and dinners, — 

Like dew beneath the sun's hot ray 
How swift our lifetime passes ; 

We're wearing pinafores to-day, 
To-morrow wearing glasses. 

Yet he who guides his thoughts aright 

Sighs not for time's delaying, 
But welcomes with the same delight 

Octobering and Maying. 



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The one has flowers sweet and fair, 
The other's fruits are precious, 

And something meets us everywhere 
To comfort and refresh us. 

And when we feel our sinews strong 
For life's tremendous battle, 

For youth's delights why should we long 
More than the baby's rattle ? 

Think you, when academic hall 
Was ringing with our laughter, 

A ghost was summoned to appal 
The years which cycle after? 

The past had raptures of its own, 
The future may be pleasant, 

But perfect bliss exists alone 
Here, in the living present: 

Not in the memory of deeds 

Whose stalks are dry or rotten, 

Nor in the undeveloped seeds 
Of the to-be-begotten. 

So, as we reach another stage 

Of life's ascending stages, 
Huzza to glorious middle-age, 

The best of all the ages ! 

Yet when October's golden leaves 

Are buried by December, 
And we amid our garnered sheaves 

These harvest-days remember, 

Perchance another glow shall light 
The heavens o'er us bending, 

And life appear more glad and bright 
As it shall near its ending. 




The Freshmen have elected 
some of their class officers, but the 
honors seem to go begging. They are 
said to be seriously considering the 
subjects of colors, a yell, etc. 

The campus leaves are leaving now. 

Marston, '96, has been at home for a week. 



Dana, '94, has been back to college recently. 

Sykes, '94, has been coaching Hebron Academy. 

Doherty, '89, was iu town last week as a guest 
of his brother. 

Dr. Whittier accompanied the team on the 
Dartmouth trip. 

Prof. Lee and his classes have been on several 
excursions lately. 

New and comfortable seats have been put in the 
Cleaveland room. 

Doherty, '95, has returned to college from teach- 
ing in Monticello. 

'Ninety-eight has elected Mclntyre as its repre- 
sentative on the jury. 

Knight and Lyford, '96, passed Sunday recently 
with Leighton, '96, in Augusta. 

November is here, and already the boys are 
planning on the Thanksgiving recess. 

The annual college catalogue is now being pre- 
pared and will be issued in a few weeks. 

Several enthusiasts have been to Bath recently 
to coach the high school boys in foot-ball. 

The A T fraternity has completed a fine new 
tennis court, and it is now occupied each day. 

President Whitman, of Colby, preached the an- 
nual sermon before the Y. M. C. A. last Sunday. 

French, '97, who has been at home sick, has 
returned to college. He is soon going out to teach. 

Minot, '96, umpired the game between Hebron 
Academy and Cony High School at Lewiston, Octo- 
ber 20th. 

Fall tennis was never so popular here as this 
year. Our crack players were never in better form 
than now. 

Quite a party of Dartmouth students accompa- 
nied their team here and used their novel yell with 
good effect. 

Small, '96, was in Schenectady, N. Y., last week 
as a delegate of the Bowdoin chapter to the national 
A T convention. 

Baxter, '94, has gone into business with his 
brother, H. C. Baxter, 78, and will make his home 
here in Brunswick. 

The time for compulsory "gym" work is rapidly 
approaching, and those who will assist Dr. Whittier 
are getting into form. 

All were glad to welcome Carleton, '93, to the 
college. The presence of such a coach had been 
sadly needed by the foot-ball men. 



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Chapman, DeMott, Plaisted, Pickard, Sykes, 
W. W. Thomas, and Elias Thomas, all of '94, were 
among the young alumni who came to see the Dart- 
mouth game. 

Two or three times the Freshmen eleven has 
arranged a game of foot-ball with the Portland 
High School, but each time something has happened 
to prevent the game. 

That this is an off year and that the tendencies 
of the times are decidedly anti-Democratic do not 
kill the courage of the members of the Democratic 
Club of the college, and at a recent meeting in 
Memorial the following officers were elected: 
G. L. Kimball, '95, President ; A. G. Heff, '96, and 
H. H. Pierce, '96, Vice-Presidents ; Chase Eastman, 
'96, Secretary; A. L. Dennison, '95, Treasurer; 
G. L. Kimball, '95, Chase Eastman, '96, W. M. 
Ingraham, '95, Howard Gilpatrick, '96, and C. B. 
Eastman, '97, Executive Committee. 

Mr. Edgar C. Abbott, of Boston, presented a 
pleasing interpretation of three of Shakespeare's 
plays before a cultured audience at Memorial Hall, 
Monday, Wednesday, aud Thursday evenings, Octo- 
ber 15th, 17th, and 18th. Mr. Abbott has a pleas- 
ing stage appearance and has evidently given much 
study to the plays. He was handicapped by the 
unfavorable acoustic properties of the hall, but in 
spite of the disadvantage rendered each part in a 
pleasing and discriminating manner. "Julius 
Cassar" was the play chosen to open the trio, and it 
is undoubtedly one of his strong plays. He was 
best in the quarrel scene of Brutus and Cassius, his 
Brutus being particularly strong. In the funeral 
orations he rose to the eloquence of the text in a 
masterly manner. Mr. Abbott is not strictly an 
impersonator but makes the entertainment what it 
is advertised, a Shakesperian recital, thoroughly 
explaining and delineating each character. "As 
You Like It" and "Hamlet" were the other two 
plays, and each pleased well the large audience. 
The course was under the auspices of the Bowdoin 
T. M. C. A., and was a decided financial success. 
Many town people attended. 

A recent issue of the Lewiston Journal had an 
article on Maine foot-ball with cuts of the college 
captains and sketches of their career, also statistics 
of the weight, age, height, etc., of the meu compos- 
ing the various teams. Bowdoin's average age this 
year is about 22 years, its height 5 feet 9 inches, 
and its weight a little over 161 pounds. The aver- 
age weight of the Colby team is 160 pounds, and of 
the Bates team over 164 pounds. The following 



table concerning the Bowdoin players is taken from 
the article. The positions of one or two men have 
been changed, and there are several more who 
should be reckoned as regular players and substi- 
tutes : 

Name anil Class. Position. Age. Height. Weight. 

Libby, '96 r. e. 18-10 5-6 151 

Kimball, '95 r. t. 26 5-11 1714 

Stone, '96, r. g. 20-1 5-10 175| 

Dennison, '95, c. 27-6 5-9 166 

Dewey, '95, 1. g. 25-9 5-11 174 

Newbegin, '96, 1. t. 20-2 5-7 160 

Hicks, '95 1. e. 24-1 5-104 1454 

Knowlton, '95 q. b. 20-8 5-64 1494 

Stubbs, '95, . .- , . . 1. h. b. 21-6 5-11 1614 

Mitchell, '95 r. h. b. 21-10 5-74 1514 

Quimby, '95 f. b. 21-3 5-94 160 

SUBSTITUTES. 

Warren, '96, f. b. 20-10 6 1544 

Rhines, '97, g. 22-6 6 168 

Spear, '98, g. or c. 19-2 5-94 1754 

Stetson, '98, . . . h. b. or q. b. 19 5-9 145 

Murphy, '98 h.~"b. or t. 19 5-10 165| 

A disgusted individual who signs himself "A 
Victim " thus breaks forth in a communication 
which he sends to the Orient. Many can appre- 
ciate his situation: "An exceedingly unique and 
original form of practical joke has been perpetrated 
recently by a man of undoubted brilliancy and parts 
upon great numbers of unsuspecting and less highly- 
endowed fellow-men. The modus operandi is as fol- 
lows: The man above mentioned casually accosts the 
to-be victim of the joke with the request for ' two 
quarters for a half,' implying by tone and manner 
that such exchange will be considered in the light 
of a favor. Aud now behold the gullibility of the 
average man ! It is as plain as the face of a clock 
that there is some deep-laid plot in this seemingly 
innocent request for ' two quarters for a half.' The 
only operation necessary to see this is to send the 
thought around the 'loop-line.' By this method it 
is an exceedingly easy matter to detect the joke. 
But, alas, the 'loop-line' of the average man is too 
often closed for repairs, or permanently discontinued 
from lack of patronage. The thought travels by 
the usual 'short-line'; there is a vicious and alto- 
gether to-be-discouraged desire to oblige, and the 
two quarters are produced and delivered. What is 
the chagrin of the depraved benefactor to receive 
in exchange a penny, bisected ! This, in itself, the 
most ardent discourager of practical joking must 
admit, is excruciatingly funny, and worthy the mind 
of its sharp-witted inventor, but the most ludicrous 
partis not yet — the exchange is considered permanent. 
Now what more subtle and complicated joke than this 



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can the brightest jesterimagine. The writer has some 
compunctions about making public the details of this 
marvelously witty transaction for fear its operation 
may be seriously retarded, and that not all will 
have the opportunity of being gulled by this inter- 
esting and instructive process. It is surely worth a 
paltry half-dollar to see the ease and sangfroid with 
which it is accomplished." 



pieties. 



FOOT-BALL. 

Bowdoin, 30 ; Colby, 0. 

The day for which the game with Colby was 
scheduled proved to be an ideal one for the spec- 
tators but a trifle too warm for the players at the 
first. There was a light breeze, not strong enough 
to give a decided choice for goal. 

Colby won the toss and took the upper goal, 
giving Bowdoin the ball. The players were quickly 
in their respective positions, and at three o'clock 
Referee Malone called time. 

Quimby kicked to Colby's 25-yard line, where 
Dyer caught the ball and ran 10 yards before he 
was stopped. But Colby's backs were unable to 
make any gain through the strong opposing line, 
and Bowdoin got the ball on downs. By a 10-yard 
run by Stubbs and rushes through the line Bowdoin 
quickly forced the ball to the 5-yard line, but on the 
next rush it was fumbled and secured by a Colby 
man. Bowdoin broke through and stopped Colby's 
attempt at a kick and Kimball fell on the ball, 
scoring a touchdown; no goal. Score: Bowdoin, 
4; Colby, 0. 

Colby kicked to Bowdoin's 10-yard line, and 
Mitchell, securing the ball, carried it 10 yards. 
Then, after a 5-yard gain by Dewey and another 
10-yard run by Mitchell, Colby held and obtained 
the ball on dowus, but immediately lost it on a 
fumble. But Colby regained it on downs and then 
lost it again when Knowlton broke through and fell 
on it. Then, by 10-yard runs by both Mitchell and 
Stubbs, Stubbs scored the second touchdown from 
which Quimby kicked the goal. Score: Bowdoin, 
10; Colby, 0. At this point Referee Malone called 
time, five minutes before the twenty minutes agreed 
upon had elapsed. 

In the second half Colby kicked to Bowdoin's 
10-yard line, and Mitchell, securing the ball, ran 5 
yards, when he was downed. Then came a series 



of long runs, Mitchell starting it by a 10-yard rush, 
followed by 20-yard gains by both Stubbs and 
Kimball, and Mitchell added 15 yards more to this. 
But the backs could make no further progress and 
gave up the ball on downs. Colby was unable to 
gain and the ball went to Bowdoin. The ball 
changed hands twice after a 10-yard gain by 
Mitchell, and on again coming into Bowdoin's pos- 
session, Stubbs made a good rush through the line, 
but was tackled hard near the goal line and dropped 
the ball, and a Colby man fell on it across the line, 
scoring a safety. Score: Bowdoin, 12; Colby, 0. 

Bowdoin quickly got the ball from a free kick 
from Colby within her 25-yard line and after a few 
sharp rushes Dewey went over the line for a touch- 
down, from which Quimby kicked the goal. Score : 
Bowdoin, 18; Colby, 0. 

Dewey caught Colby's kick aud rau 15 yards. 
Then Stubbs made a 25-yard run, but the referee 
claimed a foul and gave the ball to Colby. But 
they were unable to retain possession of it, for 
Kimball broke through and got the ball on the next 
play. Stubbs took the ball for a good gain, and 
Knowlton called on Kimball who responded with a 
30-yard run and a touchdown, the prettiest run of 
the game. Quimby kicked the goal. Score: Bow- 
doin, 24. 

Dewey again caught the ball from the kick-off 
and made a good gain. Stubbs made a pretty run 
of 25 yards, and after sharp work through the 
center- was sent over the line for a touchdown. 
Goal. Score: Bowdoin, 30. 

Quimby caught the ball from the kick-off and 
made a good run of 15 yards. Time was called 
soon after this with the ball in Bowdoin's possession 
on Colby's 45-yard line. 

Bowdoin's team work was very excellent, and 
the backs, though slow in starting, ran in splendid 
form. Jordan did excellent work for the Colby 
eleven, which lacked team play. It could not gain 
at all against the home eleven, and played with the 
evident intention of killing time. The line-up was 
as follows: 

Bowdoin. Colby. 

Libby. Right End. Snare. 

Kimball. Right Tackle. Chapman. 

Spear. Right Guard. Brookes. 

Dennison. Center. Gray. 

Stone. Left Guard. Ford. 

Dewey. Left Tackle. Long. 

Hicks. Left End. Jordan. 

Knowlton. Quarterback. Dyer. 

Stubbs. I Halfbacks (Holmes. 

Mitchell, j ttaitDaeus. j Patterson. 

Quimby. Fullback. McFadden. 



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Umpire— W.R. Smith. Referee— Malone. Linesman— 
Dr. Whittier. Score— Bowdoin 30, Colby 0. Touchdowns— 
Kimball 2, Stubbs 2, Dewey. Goals from touchdowns— 
Quimby 4. Time— 35 minutes. 

Boivdoin, '98, 62; Bath H. S., 0. 

'Ninety-eight played with the Bath High School 

Wednesday, October 17th, and defeated them 62-0. 

The play of both elevens was loose and with very 

poor interference. Most of '98's gains were made 

around Bath's left end. Bath did not once make 

the required 5-yards gain during the game. The 

best work for '98 was done by Stetson, Stanwood, 

Kendall, and Gould. Stanwood kicked ten out of 

twelve tries for goals. The line-up : 

Bowdoin, '98. Bath High School. 

Spear. Left End. Campbell. 

Gould. Left Tackle. Moulton. 

Eames. Left Guard. Turner. 

Melville. Center. Douglass. 

Stetson, Ives. Right Guard. Black. 

Wilson. Right Tackle. Higgins. 

Blake. Right End. Hitchcock. 

Moulton. Quarterback. Murphy. 

Tves, Stetson. I Halfbacks (Gould. 

Kendall. J Halfbacks, j Klippell. 

Stanwood. Fullback. Gilmore. 

Score— Bowdoin, '98, 62; B. H. S., 0. Referee— Jack- 
son. Umpire— 0. D. Smith, Bowdoin, '98. Time — 35 min. 

Boivdoin, O; Dartmouth, 42~ 
Bowdoin played her fourth game of the season 
with Dartmouth, at Hanover, October 20th, and was 
fairly outclassed by her opponents, being defeated 
by a score of 42-0. 

Bowdoin started in as if she would score, in spite 
of Dartmouth's strength. The team used a mass 
play in which the ends were brought back with the 
backs. This proved quite effective, as long as the 
Bowdoin men could hold out. Bowdoin put up a 
good team game, but was simply outclassed from 
the start. Dartmouth averaged 20 pounds per man 
heavier than Bowdoin. 

Bowdoin won the toss and punted out 20 yards. 
Abbott got the ball and made 15 yards, but on a 
fumble by McCormack, Bowdoin got the ball and 
was forced to kick. Dartmouth kicked back and 
secured the ball, then lost it by fumbling. Bowdoin 
lost it on four downs, but regained it on a fumble. 
Dartmouth soon secured the ball, and Lakeman 
darted through the line, but was tackled hard and 
lost the ball, only to have it picked up by McCor- 
mack, who made a beautiful run around the right 
end of 60 yards for a touchdown. Huff kicked goal. 
After the pigskin changed bauds a few times, 
Eckstorm made 30 yards. Then came a series of 



short rushes, and Abbott made 10 yards and a 
touchdown. Huff kicked goal. 

Bowdoin punted 30 yards, but McCormack and 
Eckstorm made five long gains, and the latter was 
sent over the line for a touchdown in just one minute 
after the kick off. Only one minute remained in 
the first half and the ball was left on Dartmouth's 
40-yard line. Score, 18 to 0. 

In the second half, McCormack began by punt- 
ing out 15 yards, where Abbott got the ball and 
made a phenomenal gain of 25 yards through the 
Bowdoin eleven. Eckstorm was given the ball, and 
circled the left end for a touchdown. Huff failed 
goal. 

Bowdoin kicked off 20 yards. Dartmouth rushed 
the ball steadily down the field to the two-yard line. 
Here Bowdoin got the pigskin on Dartmouth hold- 
ing. Warren kicked, but Eckstorm took the ball 
and made another touchdown. Huff kicked goal. 

McCormack returned Warren's kick for about 40 
yards. Bandall dropped on the ball and Dodge 
was sent across the line for a touchdown. Huff 
kicked the ball. 

Warren punted 20 yards, but Kelly gained it all 
back. McCormack then kicked 35 yards. Warren 
punted back for 20 yards. After a few good gains 
by Eckstorm and Dodge, the latter made a touch- 
down. Huff hit the goal post. 

After punting back and forth, McCormack sent 
the pigskin 60 yards. Huff made a 12-yard gain, 
and Eckstorm again made a touchdown. Huff failed 
on goal. 

Little time remained when the teams lined up 
this time. Warren kicked and Bowdoin got the 
ball. Bowdoin used its mass play, and time was 
called, with the ball on Dartmouth's 30-yard line. 
Score, 42 to 0. 

Dartmouth. Bowdoin. 

Lakeman. Left End. Hicks. 

Left Tackle. Dewey. 



Abbott. I 
Mason, j 
Bowles, i 
Wilson. J 
Coverly. 
Huff. 
Randall. 



Left Guard. 

Center. 
Right Guard. 
Right Tackle. 

Right End. 

Quarterback. 

Halfbacks. 



Stone. 

Dennison. 

Speare. 

Kimball. 

Kelley. Right End. { g^ 

Folsom. Quarterback. Knowlton. 

McCormack.) Halfbacks (Mitchell. 

Eckstorm. j Halfbacks. j Stubbs. 

Dodge. Fullback. Warren. 

Score — Dartmouth 42, Bowdoin 0. Touchdowns — 
Abbott, McCormack 2, Eckstorm 4, Dodge. Goals from 
touchdowns— Huff 5. Umpire— Mr. Thornburg, '97, med- 
ical. Referee— Mr. Carleton, '93, Bowdoin. Time — 40 
minutes. Attendance — 400. 



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Home. 

White. 



Bowdoin, '97, 40; Bangor H. S., 0. 
The Bowdoin Sophomores had sweet revenge 
October 20th on the strong Bangor High School 
team for its victory over them a week before. The 
Sophomores had had a little practice and put up a 
game superior at all points ' to the visitors. The 
backs did line work, making some brilliant indi- 
vidual plays, and the line was far too strong for 
Bangor to make any gains through. The visitors 
played a plucky game but were far outclassed, and 
at no time had any show of scoring. The summary : 
Bowdoin, '97. Bangor H. S. 

Stearns. Left End. Veazie. 

Bean. Left Tackle. Hunt. 

Sewall. Left Guard. Connors. 

Shute. Center. Gilman. 

Bhines. Bight Guard. Jordan. 

Merrill. I Ri S ht Tackle. Hinks. 

Hull. Eight End. Snow. 

McMillan. Quarterback. McCann. 

( Sawyer. 
Halfbacks. < Kanade. 

( Murray. 

Bodge. Fullback. Durgin. 

Score — Bowdoin, '97, 40. Touchdowns — White 3, 
Home 3, Bodge 2. Goals from touchdowns— Home 4. 
Umpire — W. K. Smith. Beferee — H. L. Fairbanks. 
Time — 40 minutes. 

Bowdoin, 0; Dartmouth, 14. 

The strong Dartmouth eleven came to Bruns- 
wick Wednesday, October 24th. to play the second 
game with the Bowdoins, after having defeated her 
at Hanover, 42-0. An easy victory was expected 
by the Dartmouth men and it was quite a surprise 
to them when Dartmouth scored fourteen points 
with difficulty in the fifty minutes of the game. 

Play began at 2.45 with Bowdoin in possession 
of the ball and the western goal. Quimby kicked 
to the Dartmouth's 10-yard line, and the Bowdoin 
forwards raced down the field and stopped the 
Dartmouth man who caught the ball after he had 
advanced 10 yards. 

The ball was passed to McCormack for a punt 
and he sent it a good 40 yards, somewhat over 
Stubbs' head, who fumbled it but fell on it. Quimby 
kicked back to the center of the field and Hicks 
was right on hand, downing the man before he got 
started. Dartmouth was unable to gain the 
requisite 5 yards twice in succession and the ball 
went to Bowdoin on downs. Quimby kicked to 
Dartmouth's 30-yard line and McCormack returned 
it to the center of the field. 

Bowdoin was obliged to give up the ball after a 



few trials at the center and McCormack, aided by 
splendid interference, was sent through tackle and 
eud for a touchdown. Time, (i minutes. Huff 
kicked an easy goal. Score: Dartmouth, 6; Bow- 
doin, 0. 

Quimby kicked to the 5-yard line and a Dart- 
mouth man returned it 5 yards before he was 
downed. Stubbs fumbled McCormack's punt to 
Bowdoin's 40-yard line, but Knowlton secured the 
ball. Quimby returned the ball 25 yards. 

In the next play Dewey broke through and got 
the ball. Dartmouth blocked Quimby's attempt to 
punt and secured the ball, but was unable to gain 
and Bowdoin took it on downs. Kimball gained 
15 yards by a pretty run, but Dartmouth soon had 
the ball and McCormack punted to Bowdoin's 
25-yard line. Quimby kicked back 20 yards and 
Kelly, catching the ball, ran 15 yards. Then by 
short, hard rushes Dartmouth forced it over for a 
touchdown. No goal. Score: Dartmouth, 10. 

Quimby kicked to the 15-yard line and Dart- 
mouth carried it back 5 yards. McCormack kicked 
out of bounds at the center and Dartmouth soon 
regained the ball on downs. Bowdoin held for 
three downs and McCormack punted. Knowlton 
got the ball. The Bowdoin backs didn't gain the 
5 yards and Dartmouth had the ball but lost it on 
a fumble, Dewey falling on it. Kimball was sent 
through the line for 5 yards and Quimby kicked 20 
yards. Abbott, who caught the ball, was downed 
by Spear before be could gain. With good interfer- 
ence Kelly weut round right end for 30 yards and 
Dartmouth forced the ball to the 5-yard line. 

Dartmouth fumbled the ball in the next rush 
and Stubbs fell on it across the line, getting a 
touchback. Quimby punted 30 yards and time was 
called with the ball in Dartmouth's possession on 
Bowdoin's 35-yard line. Time, 25 minutes. 

Second half. Huff kicked to the 2-yard line 
and Knowlton brought it back 10 yards. Bowdoin 
lost the ball on downs and Dartmouth forced it 
down to the goal, but fumbled it on a rush and 
Dewey fell on it, thereby getting a touchback. At 
this point Stone hurt his knee and Ehines was 
substituted. 

Bowdoin lined up on the 25-yard line and 
Quimby punted 25 yards. By quick playing Dart- 
mouth forced the ball ahead 30 yards, and McCor- 
mack stepped back for a try for a goal from the 
field. He missed it, however, and Quimby punted 
30 yards from the 15-yard line. Bowdoin broke 
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falliug on the ball. Bowdoiu lost the ball on downs 
and on a fumble by Dartmouth Poster again 
secured the ball. Quimby punted 25 yards. Dart- 
mouth made gains by hard rushes at the tackles 
and then Kelly was sent over for a touchdown. 
On punting out for a place kick Huff made a foul 
kick and lost the chance for a try for goal. Score: 
Dartmouth, 14. 

Abbott caught Quimby's kick to the 20-yard 
line, and after forcing it forward 35 yards, Dart- 
mouth lost it on a foul. Quimby was obliged to 
punt. McConnack punted again and the Dart- 
mouth ends, getting down the field rapidly, secured 
the ball when the Bowdoin men fumbled the kick. 

At the next line-up time was called with the ball 
in Dartmouth's possession onBowdoin's 25-yard line. 

The game showed a great improvement in Bow- 
doin's team work and interference. The defensive 
play of the team Is much stronger than its offensive 
work. Although slow in starting, all the backs did 
excellent work. The forwards played a very strong 
game, Poster and Denuison showing up in great 
form. The tackling of Poster and Hicks was a 
feature of the game. It would be difficult to say 
who excelled for Dartmouth. McCormack and 
Kelley did the best work of the backs. 
Bowdoin. Dartmouth. 

Hicks. Left End. - Lakeman. 

Dewey. Left Tackle. Abbott. 

£e',} Left Guard. Wilson. 

Dennison. Center. Caverly. 

Spear. Right Guard. Huff. 

Kimball. Eight Tackle. Randall. 

Foster. - Right End. McAndrews. 

Knowlton. Quarterback. Folsom. 

a,j Halfbacks. | K rmaok . 

Quimby. Fullback. Dodge. 

Score — Dartmouth, 14; Bowdoin, 0. Touchdowns- 
Kelly 2, McCormack. Goals from touchdowns— Huff. 
Referee— Sykes. Umpire— Moyles. Lineman — W. R. 
Smith. Time — 50 minutes. 

Bowdoin, 14; Andover, 12. 

Three Bowdoiu teams played Saturday after- 
noon and each won its game. The 'Varsity beat 
Andover, 14-12; '97, Portland High School, 22-0, 
and '98 beat Thornton Academy, 6-4. 

Bowdoin's offensive work at Andover was very 
good, in fact the backs went through the line at 
will and the interference and tackling were excel- 
lent. Durand and Elliott made the largest gains 
for Audover, while Dewey and Hicks tackled well 
for Bowdoin, and Mitchell, Stubbs, and Dewey made 
the best gains. 



In the first half Andover kicked off. Soon after 
she again got the ball ou Bowdoin's fumble and 
forced it down to Bowdoin's three-yard line, when it 
was fumbled and Bowdoin got it. Andover got it 
again on Bowdoin's kick, and after a few short 
gains Elliott made a gain around the right end of 
25 yards. Holt carried the ball over the line 
through Bowdoin's centre. Elliott kicked a goal. 
Score, 6-0. 

Bowdoin then kicked off and, after a few short 
gains by Andover, again got the ball on four 
downs. Mitchell gained through the centre. Bow- 
doiu fumbled the ball but Fairbanks got it and ran 
25 yards for a touchdown. No goal. Score, 6-4 in 
Audover's favor. Again the ball was put in play 
and Bowdoin forced it down the field. Stubbs 
made a gain of 15 yards around left end for a touch- 
down. Fairbanks again failed to kick a goal. Score, 
6-8, Bowdoin's favor. Soon after this, time was 
called with the ball on Audover's 25-yard line. 

In the second half Bowdoin kicked off to Au- 
dover. In the second rush Durand went around 
the right end for 20 yards. Elliott followed with 
10 yards around the left end. Bowdoin then held 
Andover for 4 downs and forced the ball down the 
field. Stubbs went through the centre and made a 
touchdown. Quimby kicked a goal. Score, 6-14, 
Bowdoin's favor. 

Andover failed twice to kick the ball inside the 
side lines and it went to Bowdoin. Bowdoin kicked 
off. Andover made gains through the centre and 
around the ends. Durand went around the right 
end for 45 yards. Elliott followed with 20 yards 
around left end. Andover kicked on the fourth 
down, but the ball struck the rash line and bounded 
back. Bowdoin fell on it and forced it down the 
field to Andover's 25-yard line, but the umpire 
claimed that the quarter ran ahead with the ball 
and gave it to Andover. Gains were made by 
Branch, Holt, aud Durand through the centre and 
around the ends. Durand made a touchdown 
around the right end. Elliott kicked a goal. Score, 
12-14. 

Bowdoin kicked off. Branch gained 10 yards 
through the centre. 

Near the end of the last half Elliott made a run 
around the end, and when Stubbs attempted to 
tackle him two of the Andover players held him 
from behind. The referee, therefore, gave the ball 
to Bowdoin from where it started, Andover's 25- 
yard line. But Andover refused to play and after 
waiting three minutes for them to resume playing, 
Bowdoin left the field. 



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Andover. 

Heilman (Fortesque). 



Left End. 



BOWDOIN. 

Hicks. 



Porter. Left Tackle. 

Highley. Left Guard. Stone. 

Pierson. Center. Dennison. 

Holt. Right Guard. Rhines. 

Harvey. Right Tackle. Kimball. 

Young. Right End. Foster. 

Barnes. Quarterback. Knowlton. 

L. Branch. Halfback. R. H. Mitchell. 

R. H. Durand. Halfback. L. H. Stubbs. 

Elliott. Fullback. Fairbanks (Quimby). 

Score — Andover 12, Bowdoin 14. Touchdowns — Ando- 
ver, Holt, Durand ; Bowdoin, Fairbanks, Stubbs 2. Goals 
from touchdowns — Andover, Elliott 2; Bowdoin, Quimby. 
Umpire — Manning. Referee— Carleton. Linesman — Lin- 
denberg. Time— 35 minutes. 

Bowdoin "97, 22 ; Portland H. S.,0. 
The Sophomore team easily defeated the Port- 
land High School team on the latter's grounds 
October 27th. The college boys were heavier and 
played well together. The backs all did star work, 
and the line had its own way. Portland put up a 
good game, but was outclassed. The summary : 

Bowdoin, '97. Portland H. S. 

Stearns. Left End. Chapman. 

Bean. Left Tackle. Allen. 

Sewell. Left Guard. Hussey. 

Shute. Center. Foster. 

Thompson. Right Guard. Dyer. 

Merrill. Right Tackle. Hadlock. 

Hull. Right End. Devine. 

McMillan. Quarterback. Dunbar. 

White. ) „„,.„, „ f Griffith. 

Home. I Halfbacks. j Sanborn . 

Bodge. Fullback. Sinkinson. 

Score— Bowdoin, 22; Portland H. S.,0. Touchdowns— 

Home, White 2, Bodge 2. Goal from touchdown — Bodge. 

Umpire— Chapman. Referee — Kelley. Time— 40 minutes. 

Bowdoin, "98, 6 ; Thornton Academy, 4. 

'Ninety-eight played Thornton Academy on the 
delta and won, 6-4. Considering that this is the 
first time they have lined up since the Bath game, 
a week previous, and that the line was composed 
largely of new men, 'Ninety-eight made a very 
creditable showing. The Academy boys played a 
plucky game throughout and had good interference, 
but were weak iu their defensive play. The Acad- 
emy made their first touchdown in the first half 
after seventeen minutes of play, but failed to kick 
the goal. 

In the second half 'Ninety-eight scored a touch- 
down by two long runs by Stanwood, and gains by 
Stetson and Kendall. Stanwood kicked the goal, 
making the score 6-4 in favor of '98. 



Bowdoin, '98. 

Ives. Left End. 

Gould. Left Tackle. 

Petteugill. Left Guard. 

Hills. Center. 

Wiggin. Right Guard. 

Wilson. Right Tackle. 

Moulton.i WEnd. 

Mclntire. Quarterback. 

Kendall. ) 

Stanwood. > Halfbacks. 

Stetson. ) 

Stanwood. j ^Itaota. 

Score — Bowdoin, '98, 6; Thornton Academy, 4. Touch- 
downs — Stanwood, Wakefield. Goals from touchdowns — 
Stanwood. Referee — Libby, Bowdoin, '96. Umpire — T. 
A. Foss. Linesman — Ward, Bowdoin, '96. Time— 40 
minutes. 



Thornton Academy. 
Boyker. 
( Goldthwaite. 
i Fogg- 
Hatch . 
Preble. 
Googins. 
Goodwin. 

Hodgden. 

Shannon. 

J Berry. 

j Wakefield. 



Fairfield. 



Following are some interesting facts concerning 
the Young Men's Christian Association's work 
among the colleges, taken from reports by John K. 
Mott and Luther D. Wishard: 

It is still a disputed question where the first 
College Association was formed. It is certain, how- 
ever, that the first two were organized in the Uni- 
versity of Virginia and the University of Michigan, 
in the year 1858. During the next twenty years 
about twenty-five associations were formed in the 
colleges of the United States and Canada. These 
early associations were not bound together by any 
tie whatever, in fact they did not know of the exist- 
ence of each other. 

The beginning of the intercollegiate movement 
was in this wise : The greatest spiritual uprising in 
the history of Princeton College began on the Day 
of Prayer in 1876. The revival overflowed to 
several other institutions visited by the students. 
In response to a letter sent out by the Association 
at Princeton College, students representing twenty- 
one colleges met at the International Convention of 
the Young Men's Christian Association, held in 
Louisville, Ky., to consider the practicability of 
forming an intercollegiate movement. As a result 
of the discussion of the students at Louisville the 
intercollegiate department of the international work 
was organized. The aim of the movement is to 
lead students to discharge their threefold Christian 
obligation: first, to their fellow-students ; second, 
to their country ; and third, to the world. 



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145 



The progress of the movement among the insti- 
tutions of North America has been remarkable. It 
now includes, practically, every leading college and 
university in the United States and Canada. In 
this country there are about five hundred associa- 
tions with a membership of not far from thirty 
thousand. College associations are now found not 
only in the United States and Canada, but also in 
Japan, China, India, Syria, Persia, Hindostan, 
Asia Minor, European Turkey, Bulgaria, Chili, and 
Africa. 

To stimulate the associations of this country in 
their activities, there is an intercollegiate organiza- 
tion which maintains a system of supervision and 
co-operation consisting of publications, correspond- 
ence, conventions, and visitation. The remarkable 
development of the work among students is largely 
traceable to the increase in the agencies of super- 
vision. To ensure a wise and progressive leader- 
ship of the association, two agencies are employed: 
(1) Publications and (2) Training Conferences. The 
oldest and most important of all these conferences 
are the Student Summer Schools held for the pur- 
pose of training leaders for the various departments 
of the association work. The best known of these 
schools is the one held at Northfield, Mass. 

The truest test of the utility of the association 
movement is its results. During the last seven- 
teen years over twenty-five thousand students have 
been influenced to become followers of Christ. Not 
less than sixty thousand men have been members 
of the American College Associations during these 
years and are to-day filling positions of leadership 
among the laity of the churches, for which they 
were prepared by their experience in the associa- 
tions. Three thousand men have been led to enter 
the Christian ministry; an enthusiastic interest in 
genuine Bible study has been awakened; not far 
from ten thousand students are now in association 
classes; Christian life and activity have been inten- 
sified throughout the student world; the scope of 
Christian work in all colleges has been greatly 
broadened ; in some institutions it has been neces- 
sary to erect buildings for the sole use of the asso- 
ciations ; seven years ago there were four college 
association buildings, now there are fifteen and at 
least thirty other associations are conducting can- 
vasses for buildings to cost from $10,000 to $100,000. 

Surely God is in this movement. He has great 
things in store for it, for its opportunities and pos- 
sibilities are far greater than its achievements. 

The services of the Bowdoin Association during 
the past two weeks were as follows: 



Oct. 18 — Leader, Badger, '95; subject, "Be ye 
doers of the word and not hearers only." 

Oct. 21. — Address by Prof. Chapman. 

Oct. 25. — Leader, Bisbee, '98; subject, Prayer. 

Oct. 28. — a.m., sermon before the Association 
by President Whitman of Colby University; p.m., 
address by Prof. Eobinson. 




f'31.— Judge Peter Thacher 
died October 21st at his home, New- 
ton ville, Mass. He had been an in- 
valid and a great sufferer for about two 
years, and for the past few weeks had 
been gradually failing in strength. He was born in 
Kenuebunk, Me., October 14, 1810. He was the 
fifth in the direct descent from Rev. Thomas 
Thacher. the first pastor of the Old South Church, 
Boston. Judge Thacher took a collegiate course at 
Bowdoin College, graduating with the class of 1831. 
Among his classmates was Dr. Samuel Harris, the 
prominent Orthodox divine, and subsequently presi- 
dent of Bowdoin College and connected more recently 
with the Bangor Theological Seminary and Yale 
College. After graduating Judge Thacher studied 
law for several years in the office of his uncle, Judge 
William Pitt Preble, United States Court, Portland. 
He was married in 1841 to Miss Margaret L. Potter, 
daughter of Judge Barrett Potter. About 1837 he 
began the practice of law in Machias, remaining in 
that place until 1854, when he removed to Rockland, 
where he practiced seventeen years. While there 
he became commissioner of the United States Circuit 
Court and in 1867 was appointed register in bank- 
ruptcy. In the summer of 1871 he removed, with 
his family, to West Newton, Mass. He opened a 
law office with his son Stephen at Pemberton 
Square, later removing to 87 Milk Street, Boston, 
and practiced until the spring of 1892, when he 
retired, relinquishing his business to his son. Judge 
Thacher was a member and a constant attendant of 
the Unitarian church, West Newton, until his health 
became impaired. He removed to Newtouville 
about a year ago. He was, for a number of years 
past, a member of the New England Historical So- 



146 



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ciety. He leaves a widow, five daughters, and four 
sons. 

'41, '63, Med. 75.— Henry Ingalls, A. R. G. 
Smith, and A. M. Card have been elected as direct- 
ors of the new Wiscasset & Quebec Railroad. 

'60.— Thomas B. Reed has been on a speech- 
making tour throughout the Middle and Western 
States. 

'60.— Gen. John M. Brown has been in Washing- 
ton attending the annual meeting of the Loyal 
Legion. 

'60.— Hon. W. W. Thomas, ex-United States 
Minister to Sweden, has returned to his home in 
Portland, Me., after an absence of five years. At 
Brooklyn, N. Y., Mr. Thomas was tendered a ban- 
quet by the Swedish merchants of New York City 
and Brooklyn. Mr. Thomas was appointed during 
President Harrison's term and has been in Sweden 
six years. Minister Thomas made an euviable 
record as a diplomat and is very popular with the 
Swedes of this country and Sweden. 

'78. — Prof. G. C. Purington took an active part 
in the recent North Aroostook Teachers' Convention 
held at Caribou. 

'91. — The house of Hon. S. S. Brown of Waterville 
was the scene of the social event of the season on 
the evening of October 18th. His daughter, Miss 
Caddie H. Brown, was at 7 o'clock united in mar- 
riage to Lewis A. Burleigh, son of ex-Governor 
Burleigh of Augusta. The ceremony was performed 
by the Rev. Mr. J. W. Sparks of Waterville, only 
the immediate relatives of the contracting parties 
being present. The parlors were very prettily dec- 
orated with brilliaut-hued autumn leaves, ferns, and 
potted plauts. A brilliant reception followed the 
ceremony, and from 8 to 9.30 o'clock the house was 
thronged with friends of the young married couple. 
They poured in and out in a steady stream, con- 
gratulating the newly-wedded pair and admiring 
the extremely large and beautiful display of wedding 
presents. Among them was a very handsome gift 
from his Excellency, Governor Henry B. Cleaves, 
which was delivered in person by his private secre- 
tary, Col. E. C. Stevens. Mr. L. A. Burleigh, the 
groom, was educated in the city schools of Bangor 
and Augusta. He fitted for college at the Cony 
High School of Augusta and the Hallawell Classical 
School. He graduated from Bowdoin in the class 
of 1891 and from the Harvard Law School in June of 
this year. He was admitted to the Kennebec bar last 
Tuesday and will form a co-partnership with his 
brother-in-law, Mr. Joseph Williamson, Jr. (Bow- 
doin, '88), at Augusta. The young couple left on 



the 10 o'clock train for Boston, New York, and 
Washington for a week or ten days' wedding trip. 
Upon their return they will take up their residence 
in Augusta. They have the hearty good wishes of 
a large circle of friends, who will join in the hope 
that the married life so auspiciously begun may be 
a long and a happy one. 

'91.— The sad news of the death of Jonathan P. 
Cilley, Jr., reached this college last week. Mr. 
Cilley was bom in Rockland, Me., in November, 
1868, the sou of Gen. J. P. Cilley. He fitted for 
college in the public schools here and entered 
Bowdoin College in 1887, graduating in 1891. He 
was very popular in college both with the professors 
and with his fellow-students. He was a wonderfully 
brilliant and versatile scholar, and excelled in all 
studies. He also took great interest in all athletic 
sports, and excelled in many of them. He was 
commodore of the Bowdoin navy, and rowed on the 
college eight in the Harvard race and the celebrated 
race with Cornell. He was very fond of yachting, and 
knew all about boats of all kinds. One of his achieve- 
ments at Bowdoin will long be remembered. Soon 
after entering college he climbed the lightning-rod of 
the chapel steeple and displayed the Preshman 
colors, which were greeted with astonishment in 
the morning. He was president of his class that 
year. His education was supplemented by travel 
and acute observation. He was the leading spirit 
of the Bowdoin expedition to Labrador, and he 
subsequently made the tour of several European 
countries. Cilley always took an active interest in 
religious matters and was president of the college 
Y. M. C. A. in his Senior year. He was one of the 
commencement speakers at his graduation. In the 
autumn of 1891 he entered Harvard Law School, 
where he took a two years' course. He then entered 
the office of Butler, Stillman & Hubbard, a leading 
law firm of New York City, to finish his law studies, 
and was to have been admitted to the bar last June. 
Early in May he was stricken with appendicitis 
while in Brunswick, Ga., looking up some important 
legal matters for the firm. He came on to Brooklyn 
and was there for nearly three months, where he 
underwent a surgical operation. He recovered 
sufficiently to return to his home in Rockland in 
July. He remained here two months and seemed 
to gain rapidly. In September, though far from 
being well and strong, he decided to return to his 
duties in New York. He was taken suddenly ill 
with typhoid fever on reaching Boston and was 
carried to the home of his cousin, George Cilley, 
Back Bay, where he was tenderly cared for and 



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147 



was under the hands of the most skillful physicians 
in the city through his long weeks of suffering 
until the end came like a peaceful sleep at 10.30 
p.m., Friday night, October 19th. He was a mem- 
ber of the Baptist church, and ever a zealous, 
Christian young man. He was consistent in every 
act of his life, and his life should serve as a shining 
example to all. His funeral Monday afternoon, 
October 22d, was largely attended by mourning 
friends and relatives. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of the Kappa, ) 
October 26, 1894. $ 
Whereas, It has seemed best to our Heavenly 
Father in His infinite wisdom to call from among 
us our beloved brother, Dr. William Todd, Class of 
'53, be it 

Resolved, That while we acknowledge the wisdom 
of the Divine Will we mourn the loss of a devoted 
brother and extend our heartfelt sympathy to the 
bereaved family; and be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the family of the deceased and to the 
Bowdoin Orient. 

Allen Leon Churchill, 
Jerre Hacker Libby, 
Henry Stanley Warren, 

Committee for the Chapter. 



Hall of the Kappa, f 
October 23, 1894. { 
Whereas, It has pleased God Almighty in His 
all-wise and infinite mercy to remove from earth 
our brother, Francis Asbury Waterhouse, of the 
Class of '57, a loyal and devoted member of our 
Fraternity, be it 

Resolved, That, bowing revereutly to the decree 
of Providence, the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon 
sustains a real and severe loss in the death of this 
brother; and be it 

Resolved, That the Chapter extends its earnest 
and genuine sympathy to those who are bowed down 
with grief by this bereavement; and be it 

Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be 
published in the Bowdoin Orient and be sent to 
the relatives of the deceased. 

Allen Leon Churchill, 
Jerre Hacker Libby, 
Henry Stanley Warren, 

Committee for the Chapter. 



Hall of the Kappa, > 
October 23, 1894. \ 
Whereas, It hath pleased our all-wise aud mer- 
ciful Heavenly Father to remove from us our beloved 
brother, Jonathan Prince Cilley, of the Class of '91, 
be it 

Resolved, That by his death the Kappa Chapter 
of Psi Upsilon loses a faithful, noble, and conscien- 
tious member, and suffers a loss which comes to it 
as a great and irreparable personal bereavement ; 
and be it 

Resolved, That the sincere and heartfelt sym- 
pathy of the Chapter is extended to the grief- 
stricken parents and friends of our departed brother ; 
and be it 

Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be 
printed in the Bowdoin Orient and sent to the 
parents of the deceased. 

Allen Leon Churchill, 
Jerre Hacker Libby, 
Henry Stanley Warren, 

Committee for the Chapter. 




Ellis F. Ward, who coached the university crews 
for so many years, has had charge of a crew called 
the Bohemians. These men were all foreigners, 
and could barely speak English. Ward's coaching 
by words and pantomime was so successful that his 
crew has not lost a race this summer. Ward has 
been offered the position of coach at both the Uni- 
versity of California and at Harvard. 

The largest' university in the world is at Cairo. 
It has 10,000 students. It was founded A.D. 964. 

At Boston University the faculty has voted to 
permit work on the college paper to count as work 
in the course, allowing seven hours per week to the 
managing editor and two hours to each of his 
assistants. 



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The Princeton Art Museum has been presented 
with the boss of an ancient Hittite shield recently 
dug up at the ruins of Tyre. 

The Junior promenade committee at Yale report 
expenditures to the amount of $5,489.45. 

It cost Yale $45,208.84 last year for athletics 
of which $16,652.43 was expended for the foot-ball 
association. 

Money donated to Chicago University by John 
D. Rockefeller amounts to $3,209,000. 
A Descending Scale. 
I wish I had a billion; 
I'd even take a million; 
How happy with a thousand I would be! 
I would howl if I had twenty; 
I'd consider ten as plenty; 
" Say, partner, can't you let me have a V ? " —Ex 

Trinity is planning to erect on the campus a 
flagstaff where the American flag shall fly daily. 
The flag will be raised on alumui day of commence- 
ment week. Senator Hawley will deliver the 
oration of the occasion, i 

Oberlin has twenty-nine tennis courts, covering 
more than four acres, which are said to be the 
finest college tennis courts in the country. 

"I simply dote on Horace," 

Said a Boston maid, " dont you ? " 
And the maidens from Chicago 

Wondering, queried, " Horace who? " — Ex. 

The University of Pennsylvania has an atteud- 
auce of 2,223, thus ranking third in size of the 
American universities, Harvard and Michigan 
surpassing it. 

The maiden wanders forth in June 
O'er moor and mountain range, 

Her health is poor, and so she says 
She does it for the change. 

A court to take cognizance of fraud in exami- 
nations at Cornell will be made up of four Seniors, 
three Juniors, two Sophomores, and one Freshman. 





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CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIV., No. 9.— November 14, 1894. 

Editorial Notes, 149 

Delta Upsilon Convention 151 

A New England Funeral, 152 

Bowdoin Verse: 

The Modern Maid, 154 

The Three Students 154 

Political Economy, 154 

Collegii Tabula, 154 

Athletics 157 

Y. M. C.A., 159 

Personal, 160 

In Memoriam, 162 

College World 163 




The next number of the Orient 
will appear a day or two earlier in the week 
than usual on account of the Thanksgiv- 
ing recess. Our contributors, who are too 
numerous for us to reach in any other way, 
should note this in sending in copy. 



OERHAPS the most novel form of higher 
-1 education is one which has recently been 
revived at Bowdoin, and which has made 
no little • sensation throughout the state. 
Reference is made to climbing to the dizzy 
apex of the spire of King's Chapel for indi- 
vidual fame and class glory. At one time 
the epidemic promised to be general, but 
now it seems to have abated, and there 
seems no need, as one paper has suggested, of 
keeping a special policeman at the foot of the 
tower to prevent ambitious students from 
rising so high in the world. But, seriously, 
now that honors are even between the lower 
classes, it is to be sincerely hoped the matter 
will drop where it is; and that steeple- 
climbing, unless for a more worthy object 
than raising a class flag, will hereafter be 
only a tradition in the college. It is a cus- 
tom that cannot be safely perpetuated. 
While all admire the nerve and pluck 
possessed by the young athlete who can 
perform the difficult feat in question, yet 



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none can approve of the utter recklessness 
that will expose human life to so terrible a 
risk to accomplish so trifling an object. 



TT PRIVILEGE of which many Bowdoin 
/ ■*• students seem slow in availing them- 
selves, is that of calling upon the members 
of the Faculty. Every Professor is glad 
and anxious to become personally acquainted 
with the young men in his classes, and often 
extends invitations to them to call upon him 
either on certain evenings or at their con- 
venience. But far too few of us receive the 
pleasure and benefit which the acceptance of 
such an invitation would give. It is one of 
the many advantages of a small college that 
the instructors and students are brought 
much into contact, but there is a possibility 
of much closer relations than exist here. 
Scores of us go through college without 
meeting a professor outside his class-room. 
This is our own fault and our own serious 
loss. No student need fear that familiarity 
with such able and genial gentlemen as con- 
stitute the Bowdoin Faculty, will breed con- 
tempt for them. What the effect will be 
upon, them, if they come to know us better, 
is another matter. So, let more of us, all of 
us, call occasionally upon our instructors, 
and receive the help, the inspiration, and 
pleasure that better acquaintance with them 
is sure to give. 



TITHE Junior Class has taken the right step 
-*• in thus early electing a committee to 
have in charge the proposed assemblies of 
the coming winter. It is to be hoped the 
interest will not abate and that the social 
season will be made a pleasant success. It 
is certain that one advantage of Bowdoin's 
location is that very little time and attention 
of the student is demanded by social duties, 
and, on the other hand, it is also certain that 
none of us are above the pleasure and profit 



which mingling in good society gives. It is 
true that, in many respects, Brunswick is 
not the most desirable place in existence for 
student residence; it has not some of the 
charms possessed by Bath and Portland, but 
even Brunswick and Brunswick society have 
many good points which most of us fail to 
appreciate. 



TT STRANGER, who was obliged to wait ' 
[*■ over for trains here at Brunswick last 
week, visited the college and passed a very 
pleasant hour in looking around the campus. 
A student who met him kindly acted as his 
guide and showed him some of the points of 
interest. But soon the gentleman began to 
ask questions of the young man, and the 
inability of the latter to answer them readiky 
was a source of no little embarrassment. 
"Why was this noble building called King's 
Chapel?" casually inquired the stranger, and 
the student confessed he had never thought 
of this before. " You call that the Thorn- 
dike oak? Has it any special history?" 
And again the student's knowledge was ex- 
tremely fragmentary. " Where was it that 
Longfellow and Hawthorne roomed?" was 
soon asked, and the situation became more 
awkward as the guide could not inform him. 
The stranger soon had the mercy to cease 
questioning the young man concerning the 
past, and, coming down to the present, wished 
to know something about the donors of the 
Art and Science buildings and how it hap- 
pened they gave such magnificent edifices to 
the college, but again the student's answers 
were far from full or satisfactory to the 
information hunter. The stranger went away 
wondering if the knowledge of local history 
possessed by this young man was that of the 
average student in the old Maine college 
whose fame is so widespread and whose name 
is so well respected throughout the country. 
Such experiences as this student passed 
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result of this chance visit of a traveller, at 
least one Bowdoin upper-classman will at 
once get possession of all the information 
possible concerning the history and traditions 
of his college. It would indeed be well for 
all of us to follow his example, not only as a 
precaution against emergencies such as met 
him, but also for our own pleasure and profit. 
Of course many students are well informed 
upon these things, but the majority of us 
know far less than we should about them. 
We cannot know too much about our col- 
lege. The more we know of its history and 
traditions the more loyal we shall be as stu- 
dents, the more we shall appreciate our 
course here, and the longer and stronger a 
love for it will live in our hearts. Every 
student here ought to know well about the 
founding of Bowdoin in the pine wilderness 
a century ago, the fascinating story of those 
early days, the main facts of its grand century 
of life, the history of its campus and build- 
ings, and the development and progress of 
its fraternities, its organizations, and its 
athletic interests. Every student ought to 
be well informed on Bowdoin's long roll of 
immortal alumni, its noble presidents, and 
its famous professors. Every student should 
be familiar with the traditions of life at Bow- 
doin in the time of our fathers and grand- 
fathers, and with the origin and significance 
of the dead and surviving customs and prac- 
tices peculiar to the college. And all this 
not only that we may be better guides to 
friends and strangers who come here, but 
that we may be, in every sense of the word, 
Bowdoin men, thoroughly in harmony with 
the spirit of our loved college, loyal to her 
high ideals, and inspired to make her future 
worthy of her glorious past. 



Two Chinese women are numbered among the 
students of the University of Michigan. 

It is said that one-fourth of the students of the 
University of Berlin are from this country. 



Delta Upsilon Convention. 

THE sixtieth annual convention of the 
Delta Upsilon Fraternity was held in 
Schenectady, N. Y., October 25th and 26th, 
with the Union Chapter. 

At the first business session held in the 
County Court House, Thursday morning, 
about one hundred delegates were present 
and much business of importance was trans- 
acted. Immediately following the afternoon 
session there was tendered the visiting del- 
egates, at the home of Hon. and Mrs. J. S. 
Langdon, an afternoon tea and reception. 
Their spacious residence was thrown open 
in honor of the delegates, and many of the 
fair sex of Schenectady graced the occasion 
with their presence. 

On the evening of the 25th, at 8 p.m., 
the public literary exercises were held in the 
First Reformed Church. The delegates as- 
sembled in the vestry and entered the church 
in a body. Edwin H. Cassels, Wisconsin, 
'95, delivered the history of the fraternity 
and Professor John F. Genung, Union, '70, 
delivered the oration. Both the history and 
oration were interesting and finely presented. 
In addition, there were several selections by 
the orchestra and the fraternity songs were 
sung. After these exercises a spread was 
given the' delegates at the Union Chapter's 
rooms. 

Friday forenoon, and the best part of the 
afternoon, was occupied in transacting busi- 
ness, three applications for charters, from 
Miami, University of California, and Leland 
Stanford being considered and acted upon ; 
other business was finished. President Ray- 
mond, of Union College, gave a reception 
from 4 to 6 p.m. 

On the evening of the 26th a theatre 
party was formed and the delegates attended 
the Van Curler Opera House, where a very 
enjoyable evening was spent. After the 
opera the members of the convention left 
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Delavan, the banquet was held. Covers 
for over one hundred were laid. Louis 
Openheim, Union, '75, presided as toast-mas- 
ter, and among the many who spoke were 
Geo. F. Andrews, Brown, '92; Ralph W. 
Thomas, Colgate, '83; Emerson E. Schneff, 
DePauw, '95, and W. S. Youngman, Har- 
vard, '95. The conventioners arose from the 
tables about five Saturday morning, and 
many left on the morning trains for their 
various destinations. This completed the 
convention which, to all concerned, will ever 
be remembered as a most successful and en- 
joyable event. The Bowdoin Chapter was 
represented by Robert O. Small, '96. 



A New England Funeral. 

IT is an old-fashioned farm-house, long, 
low, rambling, with only a memory of 
paint upon its walls. A shed of uncertain 
stability connects it with a large stable of 
more modern appearance. Before the stable 
is a loosely thrown-up pile of wood fitted 
for the stove. The large yard between the 
house and road is unshaded and bare except 
for an apple tree or two near the front door, 
and some scraggy lilac bushes, around whose 
roots the industrious hens have made numer- 
ous dusting places. Back of the house is 
an old orchard, and beyond it stretches a 
Maine landscape of pasture, field, and forest, 
with rugged hills in the hazy distance. 

Across the road, opposite the house, are 
barns, three in number, connected by sheds. 
Large and roughly made are they, and even 
more innocent of paint than the house. 
Through the great open doorways comes the 
sweet perfume of new hay from the lately 
filled mows, and the floors are seen to be 
filled with carts, racks, mowing-machines, 
and numberless smaller farming utensils. No 
sound breaks the drowsy silence of the 
August afternoon except the discordant clan- 
gor of the geese from their little pond below 
the barn. Around the house no sign of liv- 



ing thing is seen except the dog which is 
lying upon the step, snapping occasionally at 
the flies that disturb his attempts at repose. 

But hush, what sound is that which 
comes through the open window behind the 
lilac bushes? It is a human voice and the 
words are those of prayer. Let us look 
within. The room is the front corner one, 
large and low, and plainly but neatly fur- 
nished. Though the windows are open that 
close and musty odor, so common to the 
little-used parlors of country homes, per- 
vades the air. In the center of the room, 
with ends resting in chairs, is a coffin. At 
its head stands the country minister with 
the Bible in his hand. Around the room sit 
a dozen or so persons, old and young, evi- 
dently the near relatives of the dead one in 
their midst. 

Just across in the hallway and sitting- 
room are two-score of the neighborhood 
folk who have come to the funeral, some 
out of curiosity, some because occasions of 
public interest are rare and they want to 
attend them all, but most, be it said truly, 
because they wished to show their deep love 
for her who had lived and labored so long in 
their midst. Let us glance reverently inside 
the coffin and see whom its white walls en- 
close. It is a woman, slight in form, and 
perhaps sixty or sixty-five years of age. Her 
hair is streaked with gray; her face, deeply 
wrinkled, shows that her nature was a patient 
and gentle one, and now in death wears an 
expression of unutterable sweetness and re- 
pose. 

What was her life story? It is simple, 
short, and sad; the common tale of woman's 
love and sacrifice. A well-born village 
maiden, she had been mated over two-score 
years ago with a young farmer, and her life 
had been the hard one of a farmer's wife with 
its ceaseless round of toilsome duties. Her 
early ambitious dreams of her own future 
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doubly ambitious for her children. Two 
died in prattling childhood. - The third grew 
up to young manhood, and through her un- 
ceasing, loving efforts his desires to be sent 
away to school were gratified. Double work 
she did and many privations she suffered for 
his sake, but love bore her up and made it 
all a pleasure. 

At last he came home from school, and 
now she fondly dreamed that he would take 
a wife and settle down on the home farm 
and become the solace and protection of her 
old age. But her husband was a stern, hard- 
working, hard-fisted man, who never half 
appreciated home, wife or son, and soon he 
and the young man had a quarrel. The boy, 
in anger, left his home and went away to the 
far West. This was nearly a score of years 
ago, and through all these long years, these 
weary and lonely years, her love for her boy 
and her hope for his return had been her 
only comfort and support. 

She heard from him occasionally and 
wrote often in return. He was very rich 
now and this summer was coming back to 
see her. But a month ago came a letter in 
a strange handwriting. Her son was dead, 
had been shot in cold blood by a villain who 
wanted to rob him. The body was sent back 
to the old home in Maine, and over it her 
husband shed his first tears for forty years. 
As for her, she wept, too; wept as only a 
mother weeps over her only son, her love, 
her hope, her life. She wept, but that was 
not all. The blow had reached far deeper 
than the source of tears. It had given her 
heart its death thrust, and now, a month 
after her son's funeral, her coffin is occupying 
the same place his had occupied, and the 
same modest funeral rites are being per- 
formed. 

Simply and directly the good, gray-haired 
minister is speaking. His talk is no care- 
fully prepared theological discussion, but the 
off-hand expression of common thoughts of 



consolation. Homely and familiar are the 
figures he uses; he talks of the labor and 
love of life, the true glory of death, and the 
rewards and reunions in the realms of im- 
mortality. Tears are in every eye, even of 
those who came out of curiosity, and sobs in 
every throat. "Nearer, My God, to Thee," is 
softly sung by a quartette in the front hall, 
unaccompanied b} r musical instrument. A 
short, simple prayer is breathed by the min- 
ister over the silent sleeper in the coffin. 
Then, one by one, the members of the gath- 
ering, the mourners coming last, pass by the 
coffin for a last look at the white, peaceful 
face within. What a world of pathos in the 
scene, as the old farmer stoops awkwardly 
to kiss those lips, so little kissed in life, and 
then sinks into a chair, burying his face in 
his hard, rough hands ! 

The lid is lowered and the screws put in 
place. Strong hands tenderly lift the coffin 
and bear it out through the door to the little 
black hearse which is waiting. Half a dozen 
teams, bearing mourners, bearers, and friends 
fall in behind the hearse, and the little pro- 
cession winds slowly along the dusty road to 
the sunny hillside cemetery, a mile away, 
where the mother is placed beside her son. 

In the house a few women of the neigh- 
borhood are preparing supper. In low voices 
they speak, as they move softly about, of 
the virtues of the dead and of the features 
of the funeral, and' wonder how the husband 
will get along now. The dog, disturbed 
from his nap on the step, seeks the sunny 
side of the woodpile, and the geese keep up 
their clamor at the little pond below the 
barn. 



Yale is said to have lost about $1,000 on her 
Oxford trip. 

The University of Michigan has fifty of its own 
graduates members of its faculty. 

The Yale Glee Club has offered two prizes of 
twenty-five dollars each for the best music and the 
best words of a new song. 



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Bowdoir? ^)ep§e. 

The Modern Maid, 

Whene'er a man in days gone by 
Wished much to win a maiden fair, 
He sized her up with careful eye, 
Then ventured to her father's lair. 
And when he'd won there full consent 
He wooed the maiden for his bride, 
Until in happiness they went 
Along life's pathway, side by side. 

Now, when you see a modern belle, 

Her beauties soon your heart enthrall ; 

A talk, a walk, you know her well, 

And at her feet in worship fall. 

Then she is willing to be kissed, 

And takes caresses as her due, 

With foolish prudery dismissed. 

She knows her charms, and shows them, too. 

But when, at last, you ask her hand, 

And wish to wed your fairy pet, 

She smiles, and says, "Nay, nay," and— and- 

And asks you for a cigarette. 



The Three Students. 

Three students went strolling down into the town — 
Down into the town by the moon's ascent; 
Each thought on the girl he called his own, 
And the "coppers" stood watching them as they 

went — 
For students will walk when they should be asleep, 
And the " coppers" must still their vigil keep, 
Though the winds be lightly moaning. 

Three maidens stood on the street-corner wide, 
As the students came by in the pale moonlight, 
Each man tipped his hat; and then, side by side, 
All six walked and talked till far into the night: 
For students will walk when they should be asleep, 
And maidens will ever their company keep, 
Though the winds through the tree-tops be moaning. 

Three O's stand out on the book of a Prof. 
On the following day when the lessons are o'er, 
As elegant " deads" as were ever struck off; 
And how could those students expect any more ? 
For if students will walk when they should be 



Political Economy. 

Upon the doctrine of "Rent" 

What energy I would expend 
If, from a block of brown-stone "Fronts" 

I drew substantial sums to spend. 

What zeal I would with joy bestow 

On "Capital," despite the toil, 
If I could sit at ease and count 

My reapings from the fields of spoil. 

How interested I could be 

In "Interest "and "Stocks" and" Bonds," 
If all my earthly labor was 

The clipping of my month's coupons. 



" Whatever a man sows he also must reap " ; 
And now those three students are groaning. 




The college was thrown into 
excitement recently by the remarkable 
feats of two of the lower-classmen in 
placing their respective class flags on the 
dizzy apex of the North chapel tower, 
fully 130 feet from the ground. It was in the fall 
of 1887 that this feat was first accomplished by 
Jonathan P. Cilley, whose sad death was noticed 
in the last Orient. He was then a Freshman, and 
one October morning the students were amazed to 
see a '91 banner fluttering at the lightning rod tip- 
ping the spire. Such a thing had never been known 
before, and when it was kuown that Cilley had 
made the exceedingly difficult and perilous ascent 
solely by means of the uncertain lightning rod, he 
was made a hero by all. His arms and hands had 
been fearfully bruised and torn, and even the 
Sophomores held him in awe and respect. But 
they could not endure the taunts of the upper-class- 
men, and after the Freshman flag had waved there 
four days, a '90 man was found who had the nerve 
and muscle to remove it and wipe out the insult to 
Sophomoric dignity. George B. Chandler performed 
the same feat Cilley had done, removed the '91 flag, 
put up a '90 flag in its place, and fastened a tall hat 
and cane to the tip of the spire. All this was seven 
years ago and made much sensation in the college 
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Sophomores and Freshrneu have very properly left 
the lofty towers of King's Chapel out of consideration 
when seeking to win fame for themselves or glory 
for their class. But this fall a Freshman and later 
a Sophomore have climbed to the top of the North 
tower and fastened their class banners there, and 
the story of the fall of '87 has been almost exactly 
repeated The plucky Freshman who so coolly 
took his life in his hand was Charles D. Moultou, 
whose life in the Shipping City has made him per- 
fectly at home in high and dangerous places. The 
feat that he performed in the pitch darkness of three 
o'clock Friday morning, November 2d, with only 
one classmate to cheer him on, has been his ambi- 
tion for some time. He did not even blister his 
hands, and treated his remarkable and extremely 
dangerous performance in a very matter-of-fact way. 
The '98 flag became entangled in the lightning rod 
and the light wind of the next morning failed to 
blow it out so the numerals could be distinguished. 
It was not discovered till well into the forenoon, 
and then there was excitement everywhere on the 
campus. Students and Faculty alike gazed at it and 
wondered what class it belonged to. Opera-glasses 
and telescopes were used in vain. As there seemed 
no way to prove them wrong, the Sophomores 
claimed it was their flag, yet one of their number 
began to blaze away at it with a shot-gun, just to 
shake it out, he said. By noon the breeze had 
straightened it out so that the numerals '"98 " were 
plainly seen, and then all began to wonder who had 
put it there. Only a few close friends of Moulton 
knew who really did it, and many thought it was 
an upper-classman, until the next day, when the 
secret came out after Moulton had gone to Augusta 
with his class team. All day there were rumors 
that a Sophomore was ready to take the flag down 
that night, and the next morning proved that '97 
was not to be outdone in steeple-scaling. A large 
white banner with blood-red numerals of '97 floated 
gracefully where the '98 flag had been, and a plug 
hat rested jauntily on the apex of the spire. They 
laughed best who laughed last, as was the case seven 
years ago, and the Freshmen and their friends had 
to admit that '97 was decidedly on top as far as the 
chapel spire was concerned. Chapel time showed 
who was the hero of the occasion when Donald B. 
McMillan was carried in on the shoulders of his 
classmates. Late Friday night he had climbed the 
insecure lightning rod, hand over hand, to the very 
top, torn down the '98 flag, put in place the Sopho- 
more symbols and returned in safety to the group 
of his classmates who had realized more keenly thau 



he the terrific risk he had run. The high wind of 
Saturday afternoon blew down the Sophomore ban- 
ner, which lodged in a high maple, where it was 
secured by a Junior. Both the Sophomore and 
Freshman classes are to be congratulated on pos- 
sessing such plucky and determined members, and 
still more that their hazardous exploits have re- 
sulted in no accidents to life or limb. 

Winter came last week. 

Three inches of snow on the 5th. 

Rubber boots are in great demand. 

Bass, '96, has been at home for a week. 

Coney, '81, wason the campus this week. 

Compulsory gymnasium work is almost here. 

This week will probably end the foot-ball season. 

Now is the time to pay your foot-ball subscrip- 
tion. 

Thompson, '94, spent a recent Sunday on the 
campus. 

Bailey, '96, was in Boston in attendance on the 
M. I. T. game. 

Parker, '95, and Foster, '96, went home to vote 
Tuesday, the 6th. 

Minot, '96, refereed the Portland-Cony game at 
Augusta, Saturday. 

Prof. Houghton addressed the Y. M. C. A. last 
Sunday afternoon. 

When is the Sophomore-Freshman foot-ball 
game to be played ? 

Davis, '79* was at the college last week, enjoy- 
ing a look at old scenes. 

Shute, '97, has left for a term of teaching in 
Hancock, near Ellsworth. . 

Dennison, '95, was in Hebron a day or two before 
the Hebron-Thornton game. 

Rain prevented the Independents from playing 
at Rockland last Saturday. 

Hill and Bartlett, '88, made a short visit to their 
Alma Mater two weeks ago. 

Hebb, '96, made a business trip to Boston in the 
interests of the Bugle, last week. 

The election returns were received with a great 
deal of interest by the students. 

The Freshmen have nearly all been physically 
examined by Dr. Whittier and his assistants. 

Peaks, '96, and Warren, '97, are to take part in 
"Mikado" to be produced in Bath next week. 

The Orient board have lately presented the 
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Hawes, 76, was on the campus lately, being also 
an interested' spectator of the Dartmouth game. 

Two Sundays ago saw quite a large pilgrimage 
to Harpswell to hear Rev. Elijah Kellogg preach. 

Baxter, '98, was in Boston a week ago Wednes- 
day, reporting the M. I, T. game for the Portland 
Press. 

Fairbanks and Stubbs, '95, acted as referee and 
umpire in the Bates-Colby game at Waterville, Sat- 
urday. 

Fairbanks. '95, was in Bangor coaching the High 
School foot-ball team for several days of week be- 
fore last. 

" Hands Across the Sea" was staged in Town 
Hall Wednesday evening, the 7th, and drew a good 
audience. 

Moore, '95, has been called home by the illness 
of his brother, and will not be back till the end of 
the term. 

Quitnby, '95, has been in Saco again for the past 
fortnight, putting the Thornton Academy team in 
good trim. 

The Junior division in Chemistry have been 
analyzing unknown mixtures the past week, a sort 
of a mid-term examination. 

Professor Mitchell addressed the Y. M. C. A. 
Sunday afternoon, November 4th. His address was 
interesting and earnest. 

The Telegraph of last week suggested that the 
college boys present one of Shakespeare's plays this 
spring, instead of the customary minstrel show. 

The rain that interfered with the Bates game on 
the delta was rather unwelcome to the students, 
who were looking for a treat in the foot-ball line. 

Tuesday, the Senior and Junior divisions in 
Political Economy wrote articles on "Production 
and Exchange" during the regular recitation hour. 

An addition has been made to the card catalogue 
in the library, increasing its capacity by a fourth. 
The new part contains the last letters of the 
alphabet. 

The annual raid on the leaves has been com- 
menced by Mr. Booker and his henchmen, but the 
early fall of snow stopped them, mid way in their 
proceedings. 

Thursday, November the first, was All Saints 
Day, and the Italians, who are working on the 
sewer, held holiday, almost entirely stopping work 
on the digging. 



Doherty, '95, and Kyes, '96, started Tuesday for 
New York, the representation of Theta Chapter of 
A K E at the Fraternity's fiftieth annual convention 
held there the last of this week. 

College and Out-of-Town Night at the Kirmess 
in Lewiston, was well patronized by Bowdoiu men, 
and compared well with that Kirmess of Kirmesses, 
the Bath Kirmess of two winters ago. 

President Hyde's talk a Sunday or so ago on 
"Specialization in Studies" touched a theme on 
which many of the college boys have been think- 
ing, and contained some most timely advice. 

The townspeople are rehearsing Sullivan and 
Gilbert's " Mikado" for presentation in December. 
Several of the students are in the cast and the play 
promises to be one of the events of the year. 

Bath and its social gayety have agaiu begun to 
attract the students, and the first hops of the season, 
card parties, and social calls in the city of ships are 
furnishing plenty of pleasure for our society men. 

The story is abroad that Brunswick is to have a 
new railroad station this coming spring. But, then, 
this isn't the first time we've heard of such a thing, 
and the chances are that 'tis only fickle rumor 
after all. 

Thanksgiving is in view; it comes on the 29th 
this year, and the plans for a good time during the 
season of hospitality and good cheer are multiply- 
ing. The end of the holidays will bring back many 
of our numbers who have been teaching. 

Ata recent meeting of the musical men in col- 
lege, a Glee Club and a Banjo and Guitar Club were 
formed, with Willard, '96, leader of the former and 
Coburn, '96. leader of the latter. Ordway, '96, 
was elected manager of both, and regular rehears- 
ing will begin at once. 

President Hyde, in chapel, and Prof. MacDonald, 
before his history class, spoke at length on the 
importance and significance of last week's political 
avalanche which was so disastrous to Democracy, 
dwelling especially on the highly pleasing overthrow 
of Tammany in New York City. 

The lecture on "Chaucer," by Prof. Henry L. 
Chapman, D.D., of Bowdoin College, last evening, 
was received by all with appreciation, and the audi- 
ence left with many new thoughts on the renowned 
English writer. Prof. Chapman is a very fascinat- 
ing speaker. —Kennebec Journal. 

Axtell and Russ, '95, Blodgett and Ward, '96, 
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'98, all members of Delta Upsilon here, attended 
the initiation ceremonies of the Colby Chapter, 
Tuesday, October 30th. Axtel and Condon took 
part in the post-prandial exercises. 

The following members of the Class of '97 have 
been elected to take part in the Sophomore Prize 
Declamations: G-. S. Bean, M. S. Coggan, J. W. 
Condon, A. P. Cook, P. W. Davis, R. S. Hagar, J. 
G. Haines, J. H. Home, D. B. McMillan, E. G. 
Pratt, H. M. Varrell, and W. P. White. 

At a recent class meeting of '96, the following 
committee was appointed to arrange for a series of 
assemblies the coming winter : Smith, Pierce, Peaks, 
Warren, and Ward. The class is enthusiastically in 
favor of these assemblies and will support them 
well. Libby was elected the second Junior member 
of the general athletic committee. 

The college has published a neatly-bound pam- 
phlet which will be a highly-valued souvenir to 
students and alumni, of the centennial celebration 
last June. It contains the address on the religious 
history of the college by Rev. Egbert C. Smyth; 
the centennial address by Chief Justice Fuller, and 
the poem by Arlo Bates. 

Two weeks ago Monday, Professor Lee took the 
Senior division in Geology on an all-day trip to 
Orr's Island to examine some curious geological 
formations. As usual in such trips, but a small 
part of the time was devoted to arduous examina- 
tions of the geological phenomena, the boys man- 
aging to get in a good deal of a good time in the 
spare moments. 

College night at the Kirmess will be Saturday. The 
boys and lasses, too, from Colby, Bowdoin, and Bates are 
coming in good force ! — Lewiston Journal, Nov. 1. 

0, this is the unkindest cut of all ! To think 
that the leading paper in Maine, with two sons of 
Bowdoin in the most important positions on its 
editorial staff, should speak of the Bowdoin 
" lasses." Not yet, thank the Lord, not yet ! 

The fourth and last themes of the term are due 
Thursday, November 15th, on the following sub- 
jects: Juniors — Why are Wages Higher in the 
United States than in Europe? Some Practicable 
Ways of Bettering the Schodls of Maine; Compare 
Tennyson's "Locksley Hall" with his " Locksley 
Hall Sixty Years After." Sophomores — -Power of 
the Pulpit in Municipal Reform; Should a Nat- 
ural Science be Substituted for Greek in Bowdoin's 
Requirements for Admission? The Theatre of To- 
day, has it any Value as an Educator? 



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Bowdoin, '98, 10; Colby, '98, 0. 

The Freshman teams of Bowdoin and Colby 
met at Augusta Saturday forenoon, November 3d, 
and after a finely played game, in spite of rain and 
mud, the Bowdoin boys were victorious by a score 
of 10 to 0. 

The result was a very agreeable surprise to 
Bowdoin men, as '98 has not been credited with 
being a very strong foot- ball class, and two of its 
best players were not taken to Augusta. The 
Colby Freshmen eleven on the other hand had been 
boasted about not a little, and contained seven 
members of the regular college eleven. They were 
confident of victory, aud seventy Colby men, armed 
with horns, came to Augusta on a special car to 
cheer them on. But all in vain, they could do noth- 
ing against the lighter Bowdoin line and made but 
very few gains around it or through it. They did 
not hold the ball within 35 yards of the Bowdoin 
goal. The result shows how ridiculous has been 
the talk of those Colby men who have been 
claiming that if their first eleven could have 
another game with the Bowdoin 'Varsity it would 
do much better than the last time, when we beat 
them 30 to 0. 

Kendall did the star work for '98 in this game, 
and bis 90-yard run at the opening of the second 
half was the feature. Every man on the team put 
up a steady, plucky game, and the team work was 
excellent. Gould and Stetson made the two touch- 
downs and Stahwood kicked the goal. Considering 
the wet ball and grounds there was very little 
fumbling. The Bowdoin Freshmen made long 
gains around the ends, and played with a snap and 
determination noticeably lacking in their opponents 
from the Colby 'Varsity. Brooks, Long, aud 
Holmes did the best work for Colby. A good-sized 
crowd of Augusta people witnessed the game, and 
the large Colby contingent returned to Waterville 
in the afternoon sadder and wiser young men. 
The teams were lined up as follows : 
Bowdoin, '98. Colby, '98. 

Spear. Right End. Austin. 

Wilson. Right Tackle. Nelson. 

Baxter. Right Guard. Brooks. 

Hills. Center. Cushing. 

Eames. Left Guard. Hall. 

Gould. Left Tackle. Long. 

Perkins. Left End. Dyer. 

Mclntyre. Quarterback. Soule. 



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Stetson. Right Halfback. McFadden. 

Kendall. Left Halfback. Patterson. 

Stanwood. Fullback. Holmes. 

Umpire — Watkins, Colby, '96. Referee — Stetson, Bow- 
doin, '95. Lineman— Alden, Colby, '98. Time— 40 min- 
utes. 

Independents of Boivdoin, 8; Lincoln Academy. 0. 

This game was played on Ross Field, Newcastle, 
Saturday, November 3, 1894. 

The game was called at 3.15 in the midst of a 
heavy wind and rain. Lincoln won the toss and 
chose the goal with the wind favoring them. Smith 
kicked for 25 yards. Hilton got the ball, but was 
at once tackled without any gain. Bowdoin got the 
ball on downs. Good gains by the backs through 
center and around both ends brought the ball to 
Lincoln's 15-yard line, where the ball was lost on 
four downs, and Hilton punted to the Independent's 
15-yard line, Ordway securing the ball. Until the 
end of the first half the ball was rushed back and 
forth in the middle of the field, mostly in the pos- 
session of Bowdoin. 

When the secoud half began the rain and wind 
had ceased. Hilton kicked for 10 yards, Thompson 
getting the ball. Ordway punted for 30 yards and 
Lincoln lost the ball on a fumble. Good gains 
were made by Ordway and Pratt, and then Haskell 
made a 15-yard run for a touchdown. Smith failed 
to kick the goal. Score: Independents, 4; Lincoln 
Academy, 0. 

With four minutes to play Hilton kicked for 20 
yards and Smith got the ball, bringing it back to 
the center of the field. Bowdoin by good gains got 
the ball to Lincoln's 25-yard line, where it was lost 
by fumbling. Hilton bucked the center for no gain 
and lost the ball in the scrimmage, from which 
Oakes emerged with it and scored a second touch- 
down one minute after the first by a long run round 
Lincoln's right end. Ordway failed in a try for a 
goal. Score : Independents, 8; Lincoln Academy, 0. 

In the few minutes remaining for play the ball 
was kept in the middle of the field, and when time 
was called was in Lincoln's possession. 

The Independents put up a good game, consid- 
ering how little they have played together, but the 
team work and blocking off were poor and the ball 
was often passed too slowly. The best work was 
done by Thompson, Simpson, and Ordway. Hilton, 
halfback on Bowdoin's 'Varsity team for two years, 
put up a brilliant game for Lincoln Academy, and 
was well seconded by Glidden and Clark. The 
line-up was as follows: 



Lincoln Academy. 


Independents. 


Bryant. 




Left End. 


Oakes. 


Loud. 




Left Tackle. 


Smith, '96. 


Stetson. 




Left Guard. 


Simpson. 


Merrill. 




Center. 


Pierce, '96. 


Snow. 




Right Guard. 


Thompson, '97. 


Curtis. 




Right Tackle. 


Mitchell, '96. 


Guiles. 




Right End. 


Ward, captain. 


Glidden. 




Quarterback. 


Fessenden, '96. 


Hilton. 




Left Halfback. 


Haskell, 'S6. 


Dunbar. 




Right Halfback. 


E. T. Pratt. 


Clark, captain. 


Fullback. 


Ordway. 


Time- 


—20 minutes and 15 minutes. 


Referee — Coggan. 


Umpire- 


-Randall. 


Touchdowns— Haskell, Oakes. Score — 


Independents of Bowdoin, 8; Lincoln 


Academy, 0. 



Bowdoin, 6; M. I. T., 6. 

The Institute of Technology and Bowdoin teams 
played to a tie, at Boston, Wednesday, November 
7th. The ground was in very bad shape, about two 
inches of snow covering most of it. The play was 
not so loose as would naturally have been expected. 
The teams were well matched, but Bowdoiu played 
the best all-round game. 

For Bowdoiu, Fairbanks and Knowlton played 
the best games. Fairbanks made good gains and 
punted well. Knowlton cost Tech a good many 
yards by breaking through the line and tackling 
finely. Rockwell and Underwood played in good 
shape for Tech, though both made some poor plays. 

The teams lined up at 3.30, Bowdoin having the 
ball. Fairbanks kicked 25 yards to Rockwell, who 
gained five yards. Rockwell took the ball around 
left end for 20 yards before Fairbanks stopped him. 
Then short, but constant gains through the line, 
took the ball to Bowdoin's goal without being once 
lost, and Rockwell went through the line for the 
touchdown. Underwood kicked the goal. Time, 5 
minutes. 

Fairbanks kicked 35 yards to Rockwell, who 
brought the ball back 10 yards, Hicks tackling. 
Thomas failed to gain at center, and Bowdoin was 
given the ball for off-side play by Ames. Fair- 
banks made 3 yards through left guard and Mitchell 
got three more by Aultman. Rawson ran Fair- 
banks out of bounds with no gain. Mitchell made 
3 yards between Washburn and McCormick. Ames 
got off-side again and Bowdoin was given 10 yards. 
Bowdoin fumbled and Rawson got the ball on Tech's 
10-yard line, just as Bowdoin's many supporters in 
the crowd felt sure of a score. Rawson failed to gain 
at left end. Underwood made a yard between right 
guard tackle. Thomas just failed to gain the dis- 
tance, and the ball went to Bowdoin on four downs. 



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Stubbs and Mitchell made short gains, but sonu the 
ball went back to Tech on her 10-yard line on four 
downs. 

Rockwell made 12 yards between left tackle and 
end before Foster stopped him. Ames gained 8 
yards around right end. Underwood made 4 yards 
through Kimball. Knowlton broke through and 
stopped Rockwell with a one-yard loss. Thomas 
made two yards around right end. Mansfield made 
a poor pass, but dropped on the ball with 4 yards 
loss. Time was called with the ball on Tech's 
30-yard line. Score: M. I. T., 6; Bowdoin, 0. 

In the second half, Rockwell began by kicking 
20 yards to Foster, who made 10 yards before Raw- 
son stopped him. Fairbanks made 2 yards through 
Le Moyne. Stubbs made 3 yards through Wash- 
burn. Fairbanks gained seven yards by Aultman 
before Thomas stopped him. Stubbs failed to 
gain by Washburn, and Mitchell only got a yard in 
the same place. Knowlton was slow in passing to 
Fairbanks for a punt, and Rawson got the ball and 
made 20 yards before he was stopped. Knowlton 
stopped Rockwell with no gain. Underwood, Raw- 
sou, and Thomas, by short gains, forced the ball 
close to Bowdoin's goal. 

Bowdoin, in some way, broke Mansfield's pass, 
on Bowdoin's 7-yard line, and the ball rolled out of 
the bunch. Fairbanks got it, and was off down the 
field before Tech knew it. By magnificent sprinting 
he outran the field, and made a clear run for 103 
yards and a touchdown. Then he kicked the goal, 
tying the score. Score: Tech, 6; Bowdoin, 6. 

Rockwell kicked 30 yards to Mitchell, who 
brought the ball back 10 yards, Mansfield tackling. 
Mitchell made two yards between Washburn and 
McCormick. Bowdoin was given 10 yards for 
holding in the line. Fairbanks, Mitchell, and 
Stubbs each made short gains with a total of seven 
yards, and Dewey broke out of the bunch in a play 
at left tackle and gained 15 yards, but here the ball 
went to Tech on four downs. 

Hicks stopped Rockwell with no gain. Under- 
wood went around right end for 20 yards before 
Hicks caught him. Mansfield fumbled and Bow- 
doin got the ball. Fairbanks punted 35 yards to 
Underwood, who was downed with no gain 
by Foster. Tech lost ground and Underwood 
punted 15 yards to Dennison, Ames getting the 
ball, but as he was off-side the ball was given to 
Bowdoin. After two short gains by Stubbs and 
Kimball the ball went to Tech on downs. After a 
7-yard gain by Thomas, Tech lost ground on fum- 
bles. Mansfield made a poor pass to Underwood 



for a punt, and Bowdoin got the ball on Tech's 30- 
yard line, when time was called. 
Bowdoin. Technology. 
Hicks. Left End. Rawson. 
Dewey. Left, Tackle. Washburn. 
Stone. Left Guard. McCormick. 
Dennison. Center. Manahan. 
Bates. Right Guard. Le Moyne. 
Kimball. Right Tackle. Aultman. 
Foster. Right End. Ames. 
Knowlton. Quarterback. Mansfield. 

Mitchell. J Halfbacks 1 Tll0mas - 

Stubbs. j UaltDackS. j Rockwell. 

Fairbanks. Fullback. Underwood. 

Score — M. I. T.,6; Bowdoin, 6. Touchdowns — Rockwell, 
Fairbanks. Goals from touchdowns — Underwood, Fair- 
banks. Umpire— E. L. Andrews, C. A. A. Referee — Dr. 
Whittier, Bowdoin. Linesman— T. P. Lothrop, M. I. T. 
Time — 15 minute halves. 



A man cannot be so much of a Christian Sunday 
that he can afford to be a worldling all the rest of 
the week. If a steamer put out for Southampton, 
and go one day in that direction and the other six 
days in another direction, how long before the 
steamer will get to Southampton ? It will never 
get there. And though a man may seem to be 
voyaging heavenward during the holy Sabbath day, 
if, during the following six days of the week, he is 
going towards the world, the flesh, and the devil, 
he will never ride up into the peaceful harbor of 
Heaven. You cannot eat so much at the Sabbath 
banquet that you can afford religious abstinence the 
other six days. Heroism and princely behavior on 
great occasions are no apology for lack of right 
demeanor in circumstances insignificant and incon- 
spicuous. The genuine Christian life is not spas- 
modic, does not go by fits and starts, is not an 
attack of chills and fever. 

— T. DeWitt Talmage. 

Some men think that religion lies in great things. 
It does not, it lies in little things. Our life is made 
up of little things ; and if we are not careful of little 
things, the great ones must go wrong. 

— T. DeWitt Talmage. 

Duty is measured by chance, and yet the essen- 
tial idea of duty is never weakened. I am bound 
to do less than you, but I am just as surely bound 
to do my little as you are to do your much. 

—Phillips Brooks. 



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The whole creation is following my life, is in- 
volved in my triumph. . . . Every little calumny 
or temptation I overcome, every weakness I uproot, 
brightens the future of the world. 

— Frederick Brooks. 

Make use of time, if thou lovest eternity ; know, 
yesterday cannot be recalled, to-morrow cannot be 
assured; to-day only is thine; one to-day is worth 
two to-morrows. " — Enchiridion. 

Honor the soul. Truth is the beginuing of all 
good ; and the greatest of all evils is self-love, and 
the worst penalty of evil-doing is to grow into like- 
ness with the bad; for each man's soul changes, 
according to the nature of his deeds, for better or 
for worse. —Plato. 




At the organization of the 
Society for the Advancement of Hed- 
1 ieal Scieuce, held iu Portland, the 
following Bowdoin men were elected offi- 
cers: President, Dr. S. C.Gordon, Med., '55; 
Vice-Presidents, Drs. S. H. Weeks, Hon., '89; F. C. 
Thayer, Med., '67; A. K. P. Meserve, Med., '59; 
Wallace K. Oakes, 70; C. A. Ring, '68; E. M. Fuller, 
Med., 73; E. E. Holt, Med., 74; S. J. Bassford, 
Med., '81; Corresponding and Statistical Secretary, 
Dr. A. S. Thayer, Med., '86; Secretary, Dr. H. M. 
Nickerson, Med., '89; Treasurer, Dr. H. F. Twitchell, 
Med., '83; Assistant Secretary, Dr. E. J. McDonough, 
Med., '92 ; Board of Trustees, Drs. E. E. Holt, Med., 
74; G. H. Cummings, 72; B. B. Foster, Med., 70; 
I. E. Kimball, 76. 

'49.— Dr. John M. Eveleth of Hallowell, one of the 
most prominent physicians in that city, while attend-- 
ing a meeting of the Trinity Commaudery, Knights 
Templar, at Augusta, October 26th, was very sud- 
denly taken ill. Physicians were immediately sum- 
moned and everything was done to relieve his 
sufferings, but he expired almost instantly. The 
cause, of his death was the bursting of a blood-vessel 
near the brain. His body was taken to Hallowell the 
same evening. He leaves a widow, two daughters, 
and one son. Dr. John M. Eveleth was born in 
Windham, Me., February 24, 1828, and was a son of 



John and Rebecca Eveleth, and grandson of Na- 
thaniel Eveleth. He graduated from Bowdoin Col- 
lege in 1849, and from the Maine Medical School in 
1854. The year following he began private practice 
at Poland, Me., where he remained four years. In 
February, 1861, he began practice at Mechanic 
Falls, Me., where he remained till January, 1880, 
when he came to Hallowell, where he has since 
resided. Dr. Eveleth was twice married, his first 
wife being Lucy E. Douglass of Waterford, Me. 
She died in February, 1881, leaving three children, 
Abby Lyle, John A., and Lucy M. His second 
marriage, in 1883, was with Clara A. Douglass, sister 
of his first wife. He was a member of the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. 

'50.— The annual report by Gen. O. O. Howard 
to the adjutant-general of the army shows on the 
whole very peaceful conditions. Only one regiment 
of General Howard's command, the ninth infantry, 
which was sent to Chicago during the Debs insur- 
rection, had any active duty. The National Guard 
of all States east of the Mississippi, the General 
says, is well organized. The General strongly rec- 
ommends an increase of the army to at least 
double the size of the present force. He expresses 
the opinion that our coast defences are in fairly 
good condition, and that owing to these and our 
ever-increasing naval armament there would be 
little to fear from outside aggression. General 
Howard, often called the " Christian Hero," having 
reached the statutory age limit, retired from the 
United States Army, November 8th, to private life. 
The withdrawal of General Howard from active 
duty is the most important event that has happened 
in army circles this year. He outranks all officers 
except Major-General John M. Schofleld, and his 
only equal is Major-Genera] Nelson A. Miles of the 
Department of the Missouri, who is spoken of as his 
probable successor. The winter, General Howard ex- 
pects to spend in California with his wife, son, and 
daughter, and in the spring he will return to Burling- 
ton, Vt., where he will make his home. On the evening 
of October 31st, General Howard and Col. Loomis 
L. Langdon were the guests of honor at a banquet 
given at the Oxford Club, Brooklyn, in commemo- 
ration of their retirement from the United States 
Army. About one hundred guests sat at the board, 
and letters of regret were received from ex-Presi- 
dent Harrison, Gen. B. F. Tracy, Gen. Nelson A. 
Miles, Major-General Schofleld, and others. Gen- 
eral Harrison wrote that he had served under Gen- 
eral Howard, who was a just soldier, and for whom 
he had the highest esteem. At the table with the 



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president of the club, William Berri, and General 
Howard and Colonel Langdon, were Rear Admiral 
Erbeu, U. S. N., retired ; Charles A. Dana, Justice 
E. M. Cullen of Brooklyn, Gen. Stuart L. Woodford, 
Gen. Wagner Swayne, and Murat Halstead. After 
the dinner President Berri paid a brief tribute to 
the patriotism and bravery of the chief guests, and 
introduced General Howard, who was greeted with 
cheers and the waving of small American flags 
which had been distributed as souvenirs of the 
feast, and with the singing by the company of 
"America." General Howard, whose wine glasses 
as usual were turned down, began by saying that 
he had heard some one ask what was the matter 
with Howard. What ailed him, then, he said was 
that he was between drinks. After putting his 
audience in an easy humor by this sally, General 
Howard then entertained the company with war 
reminiscences. 

'58. — The family of the late Hon. Nathan Cleaves 
are having made a very handsome white granite 
sarcophagus, of impressive design, to be erected 
over the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, which 
is said will excel any similar production in Maine. 
It is ten feet high and 7x7 feet square. Two gar- 
lands of oak leaves cut on the solid face of the stone 
are among the most noticeable features. 

'60. — Hon. W. W. Thomas, Jr., delivered his 
lecture on "Sweden and the Swedes," at St. Johns- 
bury, Vt., Friday, November 9th. 

'61. — We print below notices of two members of 
this class who, by a strange coincidence, died within 
a few hours of each other. Prior to this double loss no 
death has occurred since September, 1891. Each of 
these men had, in his own way, filled a large place in 
the community, — a place won by no power of family, 
or of money, but among strangers and by merit only. 
The one was struck down in what seemed full 
health ; four hours later the other was taken, after 
an illness of nineteen years. Col. Edward Payson 
Loring, one of the most distinguished members of 
the class, died very suddenly of apoplexy, in Boston, 
on the evening of October 30th. He was born in 
Norridgewock, March 2, 1837. He entered Water- 
ville College, now Colby University, in 1857; but in 
the following year came to Bowdoin. In college he 
was conspicuous for the strong qualities which 
made him a marked man in after life. Soon after 
graduating he eutered the army as a lieutenant in 
Col. Neal Dow's 13th Maine Regiment. Subse- 
quently he was major in a United States regiment 
of heavy artillery (colored), and was brevetted lieu- 
tenant-colonel. At the close of the war he studied 



law at the Albany Law School, and settled in Pitch- 
burg, Mass. He was elected a member of the 
House of Representatives, and afterward was a 
senator in the General Court of that state ; and as 
chairman of the legislative committee having the 
matter in charge, conducted the famous Tewksbury 
investigation, instituted and carried on in person 
by Governor Benjamin F. Butler. When the Legis- 
lature established the office of Controller of County 
Accounts, the incumbent of which was to prescribe 
the manner in which the accounts of county officers 
should be kept, with a view to correct a multitude 
of abuses that had grown up in the lack of super- 
vision, Colonel Loring was appointed to the office. 
So thoroughly did he perform the service that he 
drew upon himself the wrath of officers whose op- 
portunities for irregular gains had been cut off by 
him ; and a conspiracy was formed to supplant him 
on the expiration of his term. But so conspicuous 
had been his service in the cause of reform that his 
friends rallied strongly to his support, and in the 
end he was vindicated most strikingly by a reap- 
pointment by Governor Russell, a political opponent. 
Colonel Loring was a most loyal and enthusiastic 
son of Bowdoin. At the time of his death he was 
in the third and last year of his term of service as 
president of the Boston Association of Bowdoin 
Alumni. He was a ready and witty speaker, and 
had frequently' responded for his class at Com- 
mencement Diuner. What better can be said of a 
man, whose ability is unquestioned, than that his 
most distinguishing traits were spotless integrity 
and absolutely unyielding devotion to what he 
deemed right? This was true of Colonel Loring. 
Died in Middleborough, Mass., October 31, 1894, 
Henry Sutton Burgess Smith, M.D. Dr. Smith was 
born in Bridgton, July 12, 1833. He was the second 
of four brothers, all of whom their widowed mother 
sent through Bowdoin College. Three of the four 
have sent sons to Bowdoin. Dr. Smith served as 
assistant surgeon of the 32d Maine Regiment, and 
afterwards settled in Bowdoinham. In 1878 he 
removed to Middleborough, and almost immediately 
became the leading physician of that town, — a posi- 
tion which he maintained until his death. Before 
he removed to Massachusetts he was already 
affected with pulmonary disease, but although he • 
knew that he was doomed he continued to practice 
his profession as if in perfect health, sparing him- 
self not in the least, night or day, nor heeding the 
weather. Until within a year the weakness which 
marks the approach of the end did not become 
noticeable, and then all the weakness was in his 



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body, nnt in his undaunted soul. To the very last 
day of his life he kept on the professional harness, 
and drove out to visit a patient afflicted with the 
same fatal malady as his own. When he died the 
whole town did him honor. All the stores were 
closed during the hours of the funeral, and a weep- 
ing throng of friends filled the church. Not only 
was he the trusted and skillful physician, but one 
of the most highly esteemed citizens of the town. 
Both Mr. Loring and Mr. Smith were members of 
the former Bowdoin chapter of Delta Upsilon. 

78.— Mr. Hartley C. Baxter recently had an 
operation performed upon him for appendicitis, and 
at last accounts was recovering very nicely from 
the operation. 

78. — Professor George C. Purington took part 
in the recent West Somerset teachers' convention 
at Fairfield. 

'81. — W. W. Towle was elected as a representa- 
tive to the House, in Massachusetts State Legisla- 
ture, from ward eighteen in Boston. 

'94. — Dana has secured a fine position with 
Silver, Burdett & Co., of Boston. 

'94.— DeMott has accepted a call to Ticonderoga, 
N. Y. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of Theta, Delta Kappa Epsilon, ? 
November 9, 1894. $ 

Whereas, It has seemed best to our all-merciful 
Father to remove from scenes of earth, our brother, 
John Marshall Eveleth, of the Class of '49, whose 
ever-active interest in the fraternity has won him 
a tender place in our hearts; be it 

Besolved, That Theta, of Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
has lost a loved and loyal ' member, whose noble 
life has reflected luster on its name; and be it 

Besolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the bereaved family, and published in the 
Bowdoin Orient. 

Leeoy Sunderland Dewey, 
John Clair Minot, 
John George Haines, 

Committee for the Chapter. 



Hall of Delta Upsilon, \ 
November 2, 1894. \ 
Whereas, An all-wise and merciful Father has 
in divine wisdom seen fit to remove from us, in the 
person of Col. E. P. Loring, of the Class of '61, a 



worthy and beloved member of the former Chapter 
of Delta Upsilon at Bowdoin, 

Besolved, That the present Chapter has lost 
thereby a true and noble friend, one brave in his 
country's defense and true as a legal executive ; 

Resolved, That the Chapter's sympathy be ex- 
tended to the family bereaved and that a copy of 
these resolutions be inserted in the Bowdoin 
Orient. 

George C. Webber, 
Robert 0. Small, 
James H. Horne, 

Committee for the Chapter. 



Hall of Delta Upsilon, > 
November 2, 1894. \ 
Whereas, Our Heavenly Father m his infinite 
wisdom and mercy, has seen fit to call away from 
us our brother, Dr. Henry S. B. Smith, Class of '61, 
a man beloved and respected by all who knew him, 
be it 

Besolved, That while bowing to the decree of 
Divine Providence, we mourn the loss of so loyal 
and devoted a member of our fraternity; and be it 
Besolved, That the heartfelt sympathy of the 
Chapter be extended to the family of the deceased, 
and that a copy of these resolutions be printed in 
the Bowdoin Orient. 

George C. Webber, 
Eobert 0. Small, 
James H. Horne, 

Committee for the Chapter. 



Book I^eviewg. 

(An Introduction to French Authors, by Alphonse 
N. Van Daell, Professor in the Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology. Published by Ginn & Co., 
Boston.) This is a book of short and easy stories 
and poems suitable for class-room work. It coutains 
a good variety of graded material from French 
writers of high standing, and is well adapted to 
prepare the beginner for more advanced and diffi- 
cult work. An original and most valuable feature 
of the book is a second part comprising a summary 
of the geography of France, a short history of that 
country, and a chapter giving an idea of its consti- 
tution and form of government, all in easy French 
and designed to be taken up at the same time as 
the first part. This is an admirable scheme, 



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because too often very little knowledge of France 
and its bistory is possessed by the student of its 
language in American class-rooms. The volume 
contains two hundred and fifty pages, of which 
seventy-five are devoted to a vocabulary. 

(The Gate to the Anabasis, by Clarence W. 
Grleason, A.M., Master in the Roxbury Latin School. 
Published by Ginn & Co., Boston.) This neat 
little volume in the School Classics series is intended 
to make easier aud more pleasant the first steps of 
the student in Greek. The first book of the 
Anabasis is taken up in attractive form with Eng- 
lish headliues to each section, and Latin synonyms 
for many important words. The Colloquia, to 
which fifteen pages are devoted, are easy and 
admirably adapted to giving practice in speaking 
Greek. There are good notes, a vocabulary, and a 
most convenient table of word-groups. With such 
a book the first work in reading Greek can be only 
pleasant to the most indifferent student. 

(Citizenship, by Julius H. Steeple, D.D., LL.D., 
late President of Amherst College. Published by 
Ginn & Co., Boston.) This is an elementary text- 
book of eighty pages for the study of government 
and law, and coming from such a source will com- 
mand wide attention. The author does not confine 
himself to the rights and duties of citizens, as 
defined by the statutes, though the larger part of 
the book is given up to these; but he has sought 
for a broader view of citizenship, as shown by the 
fundamental principles of society and the deep 
groundwork of human life itself. It docs not aim 
to be an exhaustive treatise, but it is clear, com- 
prehensive, and compact, and worthy the closest 
attention of any teacher or student of international 
aud national law. 

(The Philosophy of Teaching, by Arnold Tomp- 
kins. Published by Ginn & Co., Boston.) Unlike 
the books mentioned above this is not a text-book. 
It is an exceedingly profound and intricate discus- 
sion of the essential nature and laws of the teaching 
process. It is mostly universal and theoretical, to 
be sure, but the practical teacher is not always con- 
scious of, and thankful for, the great service ren- 
dered by the speculative philosopher. Universal 
truth seems so remote from the immediate, coucrete 
details of school work that we often do not suspect 
its presence and controlling power. And yet, 
although this book is designed for all teachers, it is 
probable the common teacher will get little help 
and inspiration from its pages. It is the college 
president and the learned professors who will appre- 



ciate it most, and understand best the apparently 
remote philosophy which Mr. Tompkins applies to 
the every-day teaching processes of the school- 
room. 




There are chapters of twenty-seven fraternities 
at Cornell. 

Mrs. Leland Stanford is making arrangements 
to carry out the provisions of the will of her late 
husband, Senator Stanford, bequeathing $3,000,000 
to the Stanford University. Some of the buildings 
to be erected are a library building, a building for 
the natural history museum and laboratory, a 
memorial chapel, a girls' dormitory, and a chemical 
building. Accommodation will be provided for 
2,500 students. 

Professor Hadley, of Yale, is to introduce a 
system of instruction in his classes in Political 
Economy. He will substitute debates for recita- 
tions. A division of thirty members of the class is 
to choose a subject for debate. The negative side 
then draws up a complaint similar to a legal paper. 
This in turn is met with a reply by the affirmative. 
The arguments are then made by the "lawyers" on 
each side, aud finally the debate is thrown open to 
the house. — Yale News. 

Cornell has abandoned examinations at the end 
of the term, and will continue recitations until the 
closing day. Students will stand or fall on the 
grades maintained throughout the term in recita- 
tions. — Ex. 

There are 340 men in the physical development 
class at Harvard. 

The University of Paris has over 7,000 students, 
and in this, as in other universities in France, there 
are no classes, no athletics, no commencement day, 
no college periodicals, no glee clubs, and no fra- 
ternities. 



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Twenty-eight men presented themselves as 
candidates for the Harvard Mandolin Club. 

Cornell offers more fellowships than any other 
college except Columbia. 

A catalogue of 1,750,000> books in the library of 
the British Museum will be completed some time 
this year. The work of cataloguing has been 
actively carried on since 1881. Twenty-three 
volumes are filled by the titles beginning with the 
letter A, and thirty-five with those beginning with 
the letter B. The entire catalogue will consist of 
600 volumes. 

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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIV., No. 10.— November 28, 1894. 

Editorial Notes, 165 

Delta Kappa Epsilon Convention 168 

In Spite of Himself, 168 

Bowdoin Verse: 

A Consolation, . . . . • 171 

From the Rural Districts, 171 

"Who? 172 

King of the College, 172 

Collegii Tabula, r 172 

Athletics, 174 

Y. M. C. A 177 

Personal, 177 

College World, 178 




This number of the Orient is brought 
out -several days earlier than usual so that it 
may be distributed before the Thanksgiving 
recess. We hope our readers will pardon 
whatever omissions or mistakes may have 
resulted from the necessarily hurried prepa- 
ration of the issue. 



TPHE catalogue of the college for the aca- 
•*■ demic year 1894-5, is now out and ready 
for distribution. With its sixty pages of 
information concerning Bowdoin it should- 
be carefully read by every student and friend 
of the college. It shows an enrollment of 
345 students, the largest in the history of 
the institution. Of these, 52 are Seniors, 48 
Juniors, 64 Sophomores, 59 Freshmen, 6 
special students, and 116 medical students. 
In the requirements for admission notice is 
given of several important changes to take 
effect in the near future. There is a state- 
ment of the more definite course of study 
required in the English language and litera- 
ture, to be in force in 1896, and a mention 
of the addition of the French language and 
literature to the requirements, beginning in 
1897. The recent notable increase in the 
number of elective studies is explained in 
full. There is the usual full information 
concerning the courses of study, the admin- 
istration of the college, the prizes, scholar- 



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ships, etc. The catalogue may be had on 
application at the library. 



THE close of November brings with it 
another Thanksgiving Day, and for the 
rest of this week the old Bowdoin campus 
will be deserted, as the boys scatter to vari- 
ous reunions and home firesides. It is a day 
dear to the true American heart and worthy 
of its national celebration. It had its origin 
in the hearts of that same sturdy band of our 
ancestry who gave to us our social, civil, 
educational, and religious institutions, and 
should be known and celebrated as widely 
as these institutions extend. To all Bowdoin 
men, old and young, the Orient extends the 
hope that this Thanksgiving may be a day of 
happiness, and that the scattered members 
of their families may be brought together 
to renew the sacred bonds of kinship, to 
eat of the fruits of the season, and to bless 
the Giver of it all. 



TTTHIS does not seem much like the base- 
•*■ ball season, but the recent election of 
the manager and other officers of the Baae- 
Ball Association reminds us that another 
season of this sport is coming and that it is 
none too early to begin to make preparations 
for it. For those having in charge the ath- 
letic interests of a college, as well as for 
those having in charge its higher and more 
important interests, every season must be 
one of activity, of watchfulness, and of care- 
ful deliberation. The work of the manage- 
ment must begin at once, though the active 
work of the players cannot be done until 
the snow has come and gone. The outlook 
for next year's team need not be discussed 
yet. There is plenty of good material and 
we have a captain who is perfectly qualified 
to look after this part of the work. But 
what is to be the base-ball policy of the col- 
lege next season ? Are we to be in the State 



League or shall we follow our independent 
course of last season? Certainly our record 
of last season is a highly satisfactory one in 
many respects, and so is our record of the 
year before when we were in the league and 
won the State championship. No action on 
this point was taken at the meeting and the 
matter is yet to be settled by the manage- 
ment or the association. Being in the league 
has its advantages and its disadvantages. 
Some favor it, and some oppose it. Both 
have good reasons and present good argu- 
ments. It is probable that our Alumni and 
Faculty would prefer to see us a member of 
the league; it is also urged that we ought 
not to stay out of the State Base-Ball League 
until we have clearly shown that we are 
superior to our sister Maine colleges in this 
sport as we are in all other branches of ath- 
letics. There is little doubt that the other 
colleges would prefer to have us in the 
league, as this is to their financial interest, 
but it seemed to be the spirit of the meeting 
and of the college that, since we are getting 
along well and are perfectly satisfied with 
our freedom outside the league, the other 
colleges must make the advances and con- 
cessions if we are to return to it again. The 
association voted unanimously and enthusi- 
astically to stand by the position taken last 
year in admitting the medical students to 
the athletic privileges of the college, includ- 
ing base-ball as well as other branches of 
athletics. It was this step which gave the 
other colleges such a fright last year and 
kept us out of the league, though no medical 
student played on the nine or had any idea 
of doing so. But the principle involved is 
one which we are bound to maintain, league 
or no league. The base-ball interests of the 
college hold a very important place among 
our athletics, and specially good judgment is 
needed to settle the problems arising con- 
cerning the coming season. But we feel 
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management it has elected to straighten out 
all these matters, and to give the college an- 
other as successful base-ball season as the 
past few have been. The financial report of 
our last manager, which is mentioned else- 
where, is most satisfactory reading and Mr. 
Thomas has earned the gratitude of the col- 
lege by his faithful and able management. 
In a note to the Orient, Mr. Thomas makes 
a suggestion which it would be well for the 
base-ball association to carry out at once. A 
new constitution should be framed which 
should settle several important points over 
which there has been much dispute and diffi- 
culty in the past. If there is any constitu- 
tion in existence now it is far from fulfilling 
the requirements of such a document, and 
the need of a new and carefully prepared 
one is apparent to all who have considered 
the matter. The association should appoint 
a committee on this matter before any more 
difficulties arise due to the lack of a suitable 
constitution. 



TITHE campaign of the pigskins has ceased 
-*• for another season. The long hair ha,s 
been cut, and the men have "broken train- 
ing," and now we can look back over the 
season's work in this all-important branch of 
athletics, and sum up the results. It has been 
a season of surprises, some pleasant and some 
otherwise, and on the whole will go on record 
as a fairly successful season. The summary 
of the games played, given elsewhere in this 
issue, shows that of the nine games played 
by the 'Varsity four have been won, two tied, 
and three lost. Andover, Exeter, Colby, and 
Bates were defeated, and the large score and 
the circumstances of the last two mentioned 
games show that our sister Maine colleges 
are as far as ever below our class in this 
branch of athletics. The tie games with the 
Boston Athletic Association and Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology elevens were 
pleasant surprises, as these teams were com- 



monly regarded as stronger than Bowdoin. 
The three games lost were two with Dart- 
mouth and one with Brown. That we should 
lose these games was expected, as they are 
the two strongest teams in New England 
outside of Harvard and Yale, but the large 
scare against us in two of them was rather- 
more than was looked for. The second Dart- 
mouth game, which we lost by the small 
score of 14 to in 25-miriute halves, was a 
most creditable exhibition and shows what 
the team could do when it really settled down 
to business. In our game with Brown, that 
strong team had ample revenge for the defeat 
given it by Bowdoin two years ago. Though 
the season has been a very satisfactory one 
there is no doubt that much better work 
would have been done if the team had had 
more systematic and energetic coaching. It 
cannot be denied that the lack of this has 
done much to prevent our magnificent mate- 
rial from doing itself justice. Games with 
Tufts, Amherst, and Trinity would have 
been interesting this year, and could they 
have been arranged they would probably 
have resulted in Bowdoin victories. But 
we did not meet these teams, and it does but 
little good to talk over what might have hap- 
pened. It is to be sincerely regretted that 
the plan for a Thanksgiving game with 
Syracuse University could not have been 
carried out. Bowdoin was willing and anx- 
ious to play, but financial matters in New 
York caused the game to be given up. Un- 
der the able management of Manager Stetson 
the season has been a financial success, and 
it is likely a part of the debt left by last 
year's management can be wiped out. The 
team for next year will, of necessity, contain 
many new men, as '95 has furnished the bulk 
of the eleven this year as it has before. But 
there is an abundance of fine material which 
the second eleven and the class teams have 
trained, and there is no reason why we can- 
not have next year, with proper coaching, 



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as strong a team as the college has ever had, 
if not the strongest. The question of the 
captaincy must be settled soon, and upon 
the justice and good judgment with which it 
is settled depends much of next year's suc- 
cess. The matter should be carefully and 
fairly considered on all sides, and in their 
deliberations the members must consider 
only the best interests of the team and the 
college. If mistakes have been made in the 
past the dearly-bought experience should be 
a warning now. 



Delta Kappa Epsilon Convention. 
HFHE forty-eighth annual convention, to- 
-*■ gether with the semi-centennial celebra- 
tion of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, 
was held in New York City, November 14th, 
15th, and 16th, and in New Haven, Conn., 
November 17th. The number of delegates 
exceeded that of any previous convention, 
and matters of particular importance to the 
Fraternity were acted upon. 

Wednesday, the first day of the conven- 
tion, was devoted to the general reception of 
the delegates, and to the transaction of busi- 
ness pertaining to the individual chapters. 
In the evening, the J A' E Club of New York 
tendered a reception to the delegates, at their 
Fifth Avenue club-house. 

The first regular business session occu- 
pied Thursday forenoon and was followed by 
a lunch at the ^ A' E Club. Business was 
resumed at 3 o'clock and occupied the remain- 
der of the afternoon. Thursday evening oc- 
curred the public literary exercises celebrating 
the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the 
Fraternity. They were held at Sherry's and 
were attended by about six hundred. Hon. 
Charlton T. Lewis, * '53, as presiding officer, 
presented Hon. John DeWitt Warner, A X 
'72, as historian, and Hon. Samuel F. Hunt, 
A '64, as orator. 

Two business sessions were held Friday ; 
one in the forenoon and one in the afternoon. 



Friday evening was occupied by the banquet 
celebrating the semi-centennial of the Fra- 
ternity. Four hundred and fifty members 
were present, and among the speakers were: 
Henry N. Hyde, <P '95; Isaac Newton Mills, 
I"74; Charles F. Mathewson, // '82; F. D. 
Pavey, <t> '84; H. R. Garden, J '60; A. W. 
Gleason, & X '60, and D. H. Clare, M '95. 

During the evening the Fraternity pre- 
sented an elaborate loving cup to its only 
surviving founder, William Boyd Jacobs, 
4> '46. 

On both Wednesday and Thursday even- 
ings the club-houses of the two local chap- 
ters, l 1 If and N, were thrown open to the 
visiting delegates. 

Saturday a special train left New York 
for New Haven, carrying a large number of 
delegates to attend the reception tendered 
them by the Mother Chapter. The Dekes 
at Yale kept '"open house " Saturday after- 
noon and evening, and fittingly celebrated 
the fiftieth anniversary of the Fraternity, at 
its honored birthplace. 

Theta was represented by Doherty, '95, 
and Kyes, '96. 



In Spite of Himself. 

TTRTHUR CAVERLY was twenty-eight 
/•*■ years old. He had graduated from Har- 
vard, traveled a year abroad, attended a law 
school two years, then been taken into his 
uncle's law firm in Boston. 

He was very observing and had seen 
much of the world in all its strata of society. 
He was not a handsome man, but had clear- 
cut features, well balanced by his dark e3 r es 
and dark moustache. His broad shoulders, 
deep chest, and erect carriage were due to 
his foot-ball and rowing training in college. 
He had not squandered his time at college, 
so had a good understanding of many subjects. 
He had a good knowledge of human nature 
and by observing and applying what he saw 
pleased the ladies, he was a prime favorite 



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with them. He prided himself that of all 
the beautiful, fascinating women he had seen, 
not one had made an impression on him. He 
deemed himself impregnable. 

One evening in November, after deliber- 
ating over several invitations, he concluded 
to go to the club awhile, and then run up to 
Keith's Theatre to see the new line of "living 
pictures " which were running there. 

At the club he read awhile and then en- 
tered into conversation with a knot of men 
who were discussing the election which was 
just past. He hung around the club until 
he thought it was about time for the living 
pictures to come on, for he did not care for 
the rest of the variety show. 

At the theatre he enjoyed the beautiful 
effects produced by the lights falling on the 
men and women in their graceful and real- 
istic attitudes, although any one watching 
him would have said that his face was impas- 
sive and showed the man who had attended 
manj r first nights at the opera. 

After the theatre, he and two friends went 
to the Cafe" Imperialis to get supper. While 
they were waiting for their orders to be filled 
they gazed over the people seated at the dif- 
ferent tables with the calm and unconcerned 
air of men about town. When any of them 
saw a pretty face or a fetching frock, he 
would make some comment on it which 
would cause the others to smile. Around 
the large room were mirrors which reflected 
the light so as to almost dazzle the eye. An 
orchestra was playing a subdued, harmonious 
waltz. The effect was very fascinating, but 
the music made no impression upon Arthur 
Caverly, who had been in the Cafe 1 Chaut- 
ants of Paris. 

As they were sipping their cocktails, three 
young ladies came into the room with the 
independent swing which characterizes the 
American girl in our cities. The last one 
immediately caught Caverly's eye. She was 
decidedly pretty with her light fluffy hair, and 



the color which the cold, crisp weather gave 
her cheeks. Around her neck was a sable 
boa, which always enhances charms of the 
sort which she possessed. She was tall, and 
had a slender, yet full figure, and looked 
about 19, although she really was a few years 
older. Something about her attracted him. 
He had seen many girls like her at the opera or 
a ball, on the street or at the sea-shore, but 
beyond a fleeting mental admiration or criti- 
cism had thought no more of them. 

She and her friends sat down at a table 
near by, facing Caverly. Arthur pointed her 
out to Charley Mattock, who sat next him, 
and inquired: 

"Do you know who she is, Charley? " 

"No, I never saw her before, but she is 
deuced pretty though." 

"You are right, and she has a fine com- 
plexion, too," said Frank Williston, who was 
the other one at the table. 

Arthur could scarcely keep his eyes off 
her, but he took good care that her eyes 
should not meet his. 

That night as he sat in his bachelor quar- 
ters smoking his cigar, he felt lonely, as 
if there was something lacking. That face 
which he saw at the cafe" continually arose 
before him. He rebuked himself for not 
having followed her, to see where she lived or 
lodged, and so get some clue to a way of be- 
ing introduced to her. 

The next afternoon at about four, as he 
was going along Tremont Street, whom 
should he see but the young lady, who was 
occupying his thoughts, coming down the 
street with a music roll in her hand. 

"Now, she came out of the Conservatory 
of Music," he mused, "and I will follow her 
this time." She soon took a car, which 
Arthur also boarded. It was crowded, but 
he obtained a seat near her. She got off at 
a large brick, tenement house on Davis Street. 

As he was coming back he thought, 
"Why do I have so much interest in this 



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girl? I must be struck with her, as the boys 
say. If she goes to the Conservatory I will 
soon find it out, for I will call on Franz 
Wolfel, whom I used to know quite well, 
when he led the orchestra at our club." That 
night he called, but Wolfel told him that there 
were many girls there of the description he 
gave, but if he would come around the next 
day, he would take him into all the rooms, 
and he could look for the young lady. At 
about a quarter before four the next day 
Arthur came. They went into the room 
where a professor was lecturing before a class. 

"There she is in the front row," said 
Arthur under his breath. 

"That pretty blonde in the front row?" 

"Yes." 

" Her name is Ida Harraden, and she 
comes from somewhere in Maine; she takes 
piano lessons with me and is one of the best 
I have." 

"How long before she will be out of 
here ? " 

" In a few minutes." 

" Can't you get some excuse of detaining 
her so as to introduce me?" said Arthur 
eagerly. 

"Yes, I have a piece of music which I was 
going to give her to-morrow, but I will give 
it to her now, and introduce you." 

In about ten minutes Miss Harraden 
came out and Professor Wolfel and Arthur 
came up to her. After the usual formalities, 
Arthur said, "I hear good reports of you 
from your teachers." 

"I should hope that I was a well-behaved 
scholar and gave the teachers no trouble," 
she answered spiritedly. 

"O, I am sure you are; but I was not 
referring to that," said Arthur, a little con- 
fused at the way she had- taken him up. 

After they had come down stairs, Arthur 
said with that tinge of audacity which a man 
of the world acquires, " You will let me walk 
along with you ? " 



" Why, certainly," she said, smiling in 
such an alluring manner that a miser would 
have left his gold to follow her. 

They took a car and were lucky enough 
to get a seat. "Your home is not in Boston, 
is it?" said Arthur, to open the conversation. 

No, my home is in Rockland, Maine ; I am 
not much acquainted in Boston. I knew a 
few people before I came here and have met 
some since. Then two of the Conservatory 
girls board at the same place with me and 
we go around together." 

"I hope you will call me one of your 
friends," said her companion softly. 

"I have known you only a very short 
time," she said rather coldly. 

"You do not consider me an enemy?" 

"Oh, no." 

" Well, you know the Bible says, ' Those 
that are not for me are against me,' and I 
know you are too good a girl not to believe 
the Bible." 

"And an old proverb says, 'He that flat- 
ters you is your enemy.' " 

"Well, I hope you obey the injunction 
which says, 'Love your enemies.'" 

She colored a little and kept silent for 
some time until he spoke about the excel- 
lence of the music in some of the operas 
then being staged, when she became animated 
again. When she got off the car, he said: 
"May I call on you some time?" 

"Why, yes; if you wish, you may," she 
said cordially. 

The next day Arthur met her again and 
took her in for a little lunch before she went 
home. He found her very entertaining and 
possessing as many arts and pretty ways as 
a three-season belle. 

When he saw her next he asked her to 
go with him to the opera, "Gaity Girl," 
which had its opening night. They were 
one of a party which occupied a box. She 
was beautiful that night and many glasses 
were leveled at the box of which she was 



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clearly the queen. Arthur was at her side the 
most of the time, and his attentiveness was 
very noticeable. He remembered scarcely 
anything of that evening except the bright 
glances which shot from under her long 
lashes. 

The next day he did not see her, and the 
fellows at the club rallied him considerably 
on his attention to Miss Harraden. He did 
not take it very well, but answered some of 
them rather sharply. That night in his dress- 
ing-gown he mused thus: "I believe I am in 
love with this girl ; no woman ever interested 
me so much as she does. Oh, I am foolish — this 
is just a fancy which I have taken for her; it 
will only last a few weeks." But the image 
of her as he had seen her at the opera that 
night came up before him and seemed to 
belie these last words. He found that even 
in business hours he thought of her more 
than he was willing to acknowledge even to 
himself. 

The winter wore on and he seemed to 
enjoy her society more than ever, while she 
was not at all averse to his. Why should 
she be? He was a man moving in the best of 
society, wealthy, a thorough gentleman, and 
very entertaining. He had traveled and 
seen much of life, while half the women he 
knew had lost their hearts to him. Through 
his efforts she received many invitations from 
the best people in town and went to many 
parties, but she was rather careful not to go 
so much as would interfere with her studies. 

At last spring-time came, when she must 
leave Boston and go to her home. Arthur 
knew of her intentions a week before, and 
he kept thinking, "After she is gone I will 
forget all about her." The night before she 
left, Arthur called on her. As he was get- 
ting up to go, he said: "Ida, I have enjoyed 
your friendship more than any other woman 
I ever knew." She blushed, bowed her head 
a little, and stammered, "You have helped 
me very much to pass the winter pleasantly." 



"I have never given any woman so much 
attention as I have you. I think the friend- 
ship, on my side, comes very near — some- 
thing closer." 

She stiffened instantly and said in a 
voice very cold, in comparison with his, 
"You flatter me; but you will have to hurry 
if you catch your car." She gave him an 
icy hand and, as he passed into the night, 
she shut the door, threw her hands over her 
face, and cried bitterly, "And I thought he 
loved me." 

For the next month Arthur Caverly was 
gloomy enough, and his friends said he was 
badly smitten. He tried to banish Ida from 
his mind, but on his mortgage deeds and 
subpoenas her face would suddenly appear as 
if the paper were a frame to a living picture. 
One day, the last of June, he told the senior 
partner that he was riot feeling well and 
would have to take a vacation. 

He bought a ticket for Maine and the 
next day arrived in Rockland. He was gone 
two weeks, and the next day after he came 
back, his friends at the club were tendering 
him their congratulations on his engagement 
to Miss Ida Harraden. 



Bowdoir? ^)ep§e. 

A Consolation. 

If I am sent to Hades for my errors, 
And dwell with crushing Woe and dark De- 
spair, 
I shall find sweet revenge amid its terrors 
If I see Horace, Homer, and Livy there. 



From the Rural Districts. 

Up our thirteen-story building 

Toiled old Deacon West ; 
Weary at the seventh landing, 
Paused for breath and rest. 
" Won't you take an elevator, 

You're fagged out, I think?" 
"No, I thank you," said our Deacon, 
" Sir, I never drink." 



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Who? 

His waving looks were long and brown, 
And fell in dreamy curls; 

His brow was deep and thoughtful- 
He was " not like other girls." 

' Who is he," said the stranger, 

" A poet in a dream 1 ?" 
'Oh, he's the great star halfback 
On our peerless foot-ball team." 



King of the College. 

I am king of Bowdoin College; 

I am monarch of all I survey; 

The student does my bidding, 
The Faculty bows to my sway. 

Are you Pres, or Alumni, or Jury 
That bear such despotic sway? 

Oh, no! I am Ancient Custom, 
And monarch of all I survey. 




" What is the subject of this 
afternoon's Y. M. C. A. meeting?" 
eagerly asked the members of the 
foot-ball team, as they came straggling 
up the campus after the Brown Water- 
loo. "Whom the Lord lnveth he chasteneth," 
gravely answered the solitary student who had the 
heart to watch their arrival. 

Cold weather came on with a vim last week. 
The loot-ball men have broken training. 
Williams, ex-'97, was down to the Bates game. 
Hurrah for Thanksgiving and a jolly time at 
home! 

Russell, '97, has returned from a long term of 
school. 

One '98 man and his friends feasted on venison 
last week. 

Jackson, ex-'95, is instructor in the Bath Y. M. 
C. A. gymnasium. 

Doherty, '95, and Kyes, '96, report a very pleas- 
ant trip to New York. 



And now the delta can have a rest for a few 
months. It has earned it. 

Dane, '96, and Warren, '97, went with the foot- 
ball team to Providence. 

Col. Thompson, '77, was an interested spectator 
of the game with Brown. 

And yet more engagements reported. They are 
coming every week, almost. 

Minot, '96, refereed the Cony-Gardiner foot-ball 
game at Augusta, Saturday. 

The Annual Catalogue has been announced as 
ready by Tuesday of this week. 

"Joshua Simpkins" was enjoyed by the students 
last Tuesday evening, the 13th. 

The foot-ball directors put in a little hard work- 
before the Bates game, clearing the delta of ice. 

Ordway and Ward, '96, were the officials at a 
recent Bath-Freeport foot-ball game at the former 
place. 

The classes in Physics had an adjourn or two 
last week on account of Professor Hutchins's brief 
illness. 

A week ago Thursday Governor Cleaves visited 
the campus, and looked over the Science and Art 
Buildings. 

The base-ball candidates will commence active 
work in the gym immediately after the Thanksgiv- 
ing recess. 

The Sophomores who backed their team for a 
large score in the Sophomore-Freshman game got 
slightly left. 

The Freshmen have been working hard upon a 
yell. As usual it will be sprung on the day before 
Thanksgiving. 

Professors Whittier and Chapman, '94, were the 
officials at the recent Portland- Bangor foot-ball 
game in Bangor. 

The Art Building was looked over by the Misses 
Walker Tuesday afternoon, and several little addi- 
tions decided "upon. 

Chapman, '94, was one of the officials at the 
game with Bates. He has been coaching the Port- 
land High School team. 

Another attraction in Bath. The Y. M. C. A. 
held a successful World's Fair last week, with the 
usual good attendance of students. 

Short cross-country runs are quite popular dur- 
ing this chilly, half-winter weather, and a small 
squad are doing them as a regular thing. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



173 



Sousa's Band gave a very fine concert Thursday 
afternoon last to a large audience. Adjourns were 
given to the students to permit their attendance. 

Robert L. Packard, '68, son of Bowdoin's famous 
Professor Packard, looked over the Science Build- 
ing the other day. Mr. Packard was a tutor here 
in 1869. 

Shaw, '95, Bailey and Minot, '96, Holmes, Car- 
michael, Merrill, Bodge, andTapley, '97, were among 
those who witnessed the Bates-Colby game at 
Lewiston. 

This year's accident record in foot-ball has been 
unusually small, somethiug to rejoice over, and in 
which Bowdoin is more lucky than the other colleges 
of the state. 

Bates College Dramatic Club gave a very suc- 
cessful presentation of "As You Like It" in Lewis- 
ton last week, which drew a considerable number 
of our students. 

The Congregational Fair was a pleasant affair, 
well attended by the students. The musical pro- 
gramme was of a high order, and the whole even- 
ing was a success. 

As usual the applicants for scholarships this year 
were very numerous. President Hyde stated that 
all who failed to receive help last year have been 
given aid this year. 

Several men are practicing daily for next year's 
Field Day, especially for the runs. Why could hare 
and hounds not be introduced as an occasional vari- 
ation of the ordinary training"? 

Booker has been busy lately putting on storm- 
windows and filling in glass. The library has re- 
ceived its storm porch and the gym and other 
buildings have been made ready for winter. 

The picked team that played in Rockland last 
Wednesday, were entertained in the evening by the 
High School with a dance. Pleasant memories of a 
most delightful time will long remain with the 
eleven. 

A leaky gas-pipe gave one Junior division an 
adjourn last week. But the professor who occupied 
the room for the next hour rose above the difficulty. 
He lighted the gas and then the recitation went on 
as usual. 

The make-up of the College Jury for the present 
year is as follows : Knowlton, '95, Foreman; Ward, 
'96, Secretary; Blair, Dewey, Stetson, '95, Haskell, 
Leighton, Ordway, '96, Thompson, '97, and Mc- 
Intyre, '98. 



At a recent Sunday service President Hyde gave 
some very practical hints about the college annual. 
He advocated one that could be sold for twenty-five 
cents or so, and that would not be such a burden 
on the Junior Class. 

The Sophomores who elected Physics have been 
divided into two divisions and are working in the 
laboratory. This is an innovation for first-year 
work and has been made possible by the facilities 
of the new building. 

The Sophomore prize speakers are all hard at 
work. As usual the choice of a selection has 
caused a good deal of trouble, although the number 
of books of declamations and readings in the 
library have been greatly increased. 

In the Sophomore- Freshman foot-ball game at 
both Dartmouth and Williams, the score was 6 to 0, 
as it was here, but at both of those colleges the '98 
elevens won. So '97 in Bowdoin is more fortunate 
after all than in some other colleges, and has some- 
thiug to be thankful for. 

At a recent meeting of the Base-Ball Association 
the following officers were elected: President, Web- 
ber, '95; Vice-President, Haskell, '96; Secretary and 
Treasurer, Cook, '97; Manager, Holmes, '95; Scorer, 
Ward, '96; Directors, Holmes, '95; Ward, '96; Mc- 
Millan, '97; Hills, '98; and Pierce, '98. 

The ever-popular "Mikado," as staged at Bath, 
was a taking affair. The shipping city has always 
been noted for her fair daughters, and in the cute 
Japanese costumes they appeared at their best. 
Peaks, '96, and Warren, '97, took prominent parts 
with great credit. Bowdoin sent down the usual big 
delegation. 

Saturday, November 17th, a picked team of 
Sophomores, most of whom had never been in a 
game of foot-ball, went to play the Lincoln Acad- 
emy eleven. They expected to have lots of fun, 
but the fun was all on the side of the Academy 
boys, who used up the visitors to the tune of 18 to 0. 
And then to make the disgrace more galling the 
newspapers published the report that the regular 
'97 class team had played and been thus beaten. It 
only hurts the college for such aggregations to go 
outside and play, or attempt to play, foot-ball. 

An alumnus sends the Orient the following re- 
garding the conservatism of Bowdoin in the grant- 
ing of honorary degrees: " Few colleges have been 
more conservative than Bowdoin. This is especially 
shown in the conferring of honorary degrees. In 
looking over the general catalogue and very inter- 



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esting history of the institution, published in May 
last, I find that in the eighty-eight years since the 
graduation of the first class in 1806, seventy-nine 
degrees of LL.D. and eighty degrees of D.D. have 
been conferred. Of these, thirty-six degrees of 
LL.D. have been conferred on graduates of Bow- 
doin and forty-threeuponothers; and of D.D., forty- 
three have been conferred on graduates of Bow- 
doin and thirty-seven upon others, an average of 
less than one of each of the higher degrees each 
year; if graduates of the college alone are consid- 
ered, the average is less than one in two years." 



/?t¥ e ti®«- 



Left End. 
Left Tackle. 
Left Guard. 

Center. 

Right Guard. 

Right Tackle. 

Right End. 

Quarterback. 

Halfbacks. 

Fullback. 



Thornton Academy. 
Bowker. 
Goldthwaite. 
Hatch. 



Bowdoin, '98, 12 ; Thornton Academy, 0. 
The '98 eleven defeated Thornton Academy at 
Saco, November 17th, by the score of 12 to 0. A few 
weeks before, '98 beat the same team 6 to 4, and in 
the second game both teams played much better at 
all points, but the Freshmen outplayed their oppo- 
nents in every way. Once Thornton got the ball to 
the '98 goal line, but could not force it over and lost 
on downs. Stetson made both touchdowns and 
kicked both goals for his team. The teams lined 
up as follows : 

Bowdoin, '98. 

Moulton. 

Gould. 

Baxter. 

Hills. 

Pettengill. 

Wilson. 

Perkins. 

Mclutire. 

Kendall. J 

Stetson. ) 

Ives. 

Score — Bowdoin, '98, 12; Thornton Academy, 0. 
Touchdowns — Stetson, 2. Goals kicked from touch- 
downs — Stetson, 2. Umpire — Pierce. Referee — Foss. 
Linesman — Wambley. Time — 40 minutes. 

Bowdoin, 0; Brown, 42. 
Bowdoin played her last regular game of the 
season with Brown, at Providence, November J7th. 
Brown had ample revenge for her defeat by Bow- 
doin two years ago. The field was in a wretched 
condition, and a drizzling rain fell throughout the 
game. Brown was much the heavier team and had 
perfect interference. 



Preble. 
Googins. 
Goodwin. 
Hodgdon. 
Shannon. 
Berry. 
Wakefield. 
Fairfield. 



Bowdoin kicked off at the start, and soon had 
the ball again on a fumble. She failed to advance, 
however, and Fairbanks made a short punt. Rob- 
inson then made a plunge for 10 yards between 
Hicks and Dewey, and on the very next play cir- 
cled the right end and ran 40 yards, until Fair- 
banks pulled him down. On the next try Hopkins 
found a big hole in the center and scored the first 
touchdown. 

Hopkins fumbled Fairbanks' kick, but Bowdoin 
could not gain, and surrendered the ball on four 
downs. Then Hopkins made a phenomenal run, 
and Matteson kicked auother goal. Score: 12 to 6. 

Bowdoin kicked off again, and Robinson ran 20 
yards on the first play. Then Hopkins went around 
the left end for 20 yards more, on the criss-cross. 
After a few short gains, McCarthy struggled 10 
yards through the centre and crossed the line for 
the third touchdown, making the score 18 to 0. 

Bowdoin kicked into bounds twice and took the 
ball on her 25-yard line. Bowdoin was forced to 
kick, and Smith broke through aud stopped the 
punt. Robinson made a dash for 10 yards, and 
Hopkins made another long run around the end, 
almost crossing the line, when Fairbanks caught 
him. McCarthy went through the center, and over 
the line on the next play. Score: 24 to 0. 

Donovan got the ball back to the center after 
Bowdoin kicked off. Hopkins ran from the center 
across Bowdoin's goal line. Score: 30 to 0. 

It took only three minutes to score the next 
touchdown, McCarthy taking the ball over. A goal 
followed, and the score was 36 to 0. The half 
ended soon after. 

In the second half Brown scored her last touch- 
down of the game in the first few minutes of play. 

Fairbanks played by far the best game for Bow- 
doin, making some splendid tackles. 



Brown. 




Bowdoin. 


Dennison (Chase). 


Left End. 


Hicks 


Emory (Locke). 


Left Tackle. 


Dewey 


Thayer (Laueey). 


Left Guard. 


Stone 


Coombs. 


Center. 


Dennison. 


Wheeler (Smith). 


Right Guard. 


Bates 


Nott. 


Right Tackle. 


Kimball 


Matteson. 


Right End. 


Foster 


Donovan. 


Quarterback. 


Knowlton 


Hopkins (Shead). 1 


Halfbacks. 


I Mitchell 


Robinson (Watson). J 


I Stubbs 


McCarthy (Fultz). 


Fullback. 


Fairbanks 



Score — Brown, 42 ; Bowdoin, 0. Touchdowns— Hop- 
kins, 2; McCarthy, 3; Robinson, 1; Fultz, 1. Goals from 
touchdowns— Matteson, 7. Umpire— Quimby, Bowdoin. 
Referee — Mr. Elton. Linesman — Mr. Wing. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



175 



Bowdoin, 26; Bates, 0. 

The result of the game with Bates on Wednes- 
day, November 14tb, was very satisfactory, consider- 
ing the conditions of the grounds, the score being 
equivalent to one twice as large on a decent field. 
After considerable wrangling over the time to be 
played, Bates finally consented to play a twenty- 
five and twenty minute halves, and at 3.15 the two 
teams lined up on the muddiest field we have had 
this year. 

Bowdoin had the western goal, giving the ball 
to Bates. Brown kicked 25 yards, and Kimball 
brought the ball back to the center before he was 
stopped. On the line-up, Fairbanks circled left end 
with splendid interference and blocking, and ran 50 
yards for a touchdown, crossing the line 35 seconds 
from the start. No goal. Score : Bowdoin, 4. 
Brown kicked to the 10-yard line, and Mitchell ran 
5 yards. After gains of 3 and 5 yards, Bates held 
the line and got the ball on downs, but fumbled, 
and the ball went to Bowdoin. By runs by Kim- 
ball and the backs, Bowdoin gained 35 yards, and 
Fairbanks punted, Foster securing the ball on 
Bates' fumble. By steady gains through the center, 
Stubbs was sent over for the second touchdown, 
from. which Fairbanks kicked the goal. Score: 
Bowdoin, 10. 

Bates kicked to the 15-yard line and Stubbs 
secured the ball and gained 5 yards. Fairbanks 
punted 30 yards, and sprinting down the field, put 
the men one side, and Hicks, getting the ball, ran 
35 yards for a touchdown. Fairbanks kicked the 
goal. Score : Bowdoin, 16. On Bates' kick to the 
15-yard line and Fairbanks' run 20 yards with the 
ball, Mitchell and Fairbanks advanced the ball 17 
yards, and then Bates got it on downs, but was 
forced to punt. Fairbanks secured the ball, and by 
good dodging, carried it 20 yards, and soon after- 
ward scored a touchdown and goal. Score: Bow- 
doin, 22. 

Bates made a short kick and Kimball was 

downed on Bowdoin's 35-yard line. Fairbanks 

made a long punt which went to Bates' 15-yard 

line. Bates was unable to gain and carried it back 

■-. for a safety. Score : Bowdoin, 24. 

Bates kicked from inside their 25-yard line and 
Bowdoin brought it back to the 30-yard line, where 
Bates got the ball on downs, when time was called. 

The second half was very unsatisfactory. The 
play was almost altogether on the diamond, which 
was so slippery that the backs could with difficulty 
get started, and towards the last it became so dark 



that it was almost impossible to see the ball. War- 
ren was substituted for Fairbanks, and Hinckley 
for Douglass. 

Warren kicked to the 10-yard line. Bowdoin 
soon regained the ball, but after good gains by 
Stubbs and Kimball lost it on downs. Bates 
punted and then got the ball on downs, but was 
forced to make a safety to avoid a touchdown. 
Score: B.owdoin, 26. 

Aided by the darkness, Bates carried the ball 
down the field, but Bowdoin got it on downs and 
had the ball on the 30-yard line when time was 
called. 

Fairbanks played a phenomenal game, and was 
the star in every play. Knowlton was sure and 
steady .at quarter, and the line and backs all did 
fine work, especially in the first half. 



Bowdoin. 




Bates. 


Hicks. 


Left End. 


Bruce. 


Dewey. 


Left Tackle. 


E. Hanscom. 


Stone. 


Left Guard. 


Hoag. 


Dermison. 


Center. 


Brown. 


Bates. 


Right Guard. 


Young. 


Kimball. 


Right Tackle. 


O. E. Hanscom. 


Foster. 


Right End. 


Wakefield. 


Knowlton. 


Quarterbacks. 


j Douglass, 
j Hinckley. 


Stubbs. j 
Mitchell, j 


Halfbacks. 


( . Files, 
j Pulsifer. 


Fairbanks. 1 
Warren. j 


Fullbacks. 


Sprague. 



Touchdowns — Fairbanks, 2; Stubbs, Hicks. Goals — 
Fairbanks, 3. Safeties — Douglass, Hinckley. Referee — 
Wilson, Bates, '92. Umpire — Chapman, Bowdoin. Lines- 
man — W.R.Smith. Score— Bowdoin, 26; Bates, 0. Time 
— 45 minutes. 

Bowdoin, '96, 22; Rockland H. 8., 0. 

On Wednesday afternoon, November 21st, a 
picked team of nine Juniors and two Seniors beat 
Rockland High School at Rockland, 22 to 0. The 
regular '96 team had planned to go, but at the last 
moment several of the best players were unable'to 
go, and several substitutes and two outsiders were 
taken. The Rockland team was heavy and went 
into the game well, but was outclassed at every 
point and did not once gain 5 yards in four downs. 
'96 did not once lose on downs, and only the deep 
mud and slippery ball kept the score from being 
much larger. 

Bailey made four touchdowns for '96 by long end 
runs with perfect interference, and by short tackle 
gains. Warren made the fifth touchdown after a 
70-yard run through center and right guard. The 
'96 team played well together, and there was some 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



brilliant individual work both in the line and among 
the backs. The summary: 
Bowdoin, '96. 



Libby. 
Stubbs. 
Coburn. 
Minot. 



Left End. 
Left Tackle. 
Left Guard. 

Center. 
Right Guard. 
Right Tackle. 

Right End. 
Quarterback. 

Mitchell, f Halfbacks. 

Warren. Fullback. 

Score— Bowdoin, '96, 22; Rockland 
downs — Bailey, 4; Warren, 1. Goal- 
Halves of 20 and 15 minutes. Referee- 



Baker. 
Ward. 
Ordway. 



Rockland H. S. 

Hay den. 

Crockett. 

Lurvey. 

Leeman. 

Stewart. 

Cushman. 

Miller. 

Hall. 

f Glover. 

1 Bird. 

Latham. 

H. S., 0. Touch- 

-Warren. Time — 

-Haskell. 



Bowdoin, '97, 6; Bowdoin, '98, 0. 

The annual foot-ball game between the Sopho- 
mores and Freshmen, which always creates great 
interest among the students, took place Wednes- 
day, November 21st. Although the grounds were 
in the bad condition characteristic of the foot-ball 
season this year, it was one of the closest and most 
exciting games ever played here. It was the gen- 
eral expectation that the Sophomores would win, 
but to do so was harder work than they looked for. 
The Freshmen put up a great game at every point, 
had more endurance, and did better team work. 

'Ninety-eight kicked off, and during nearly all 
the first half the ball was in '97's territory. The 
latter could make occasional gains through their 
opponents' line, but fumbled the ball badly. The 
Freshmen would get the ball on downs, and a punt 
by Stanwood would often cost the Sophomores all 
the ground gained by several minutes' hard work. 
It was this punting, largely, that made it so near a 
tie game. 

In the second half '97 made some good plays, 
but up to six minutes before the end of the game 
neither side had scored. At this time '97 had the 
ball, and by a run of 15 yards between end and 
tackle White made the only touchdown of the game. 
Home kicked the goal. Score: Sophomores 6, 
Freshmen 0. Time was called with the ball in the 
middle of the field. 

Much good individual work was done by both 
teams, the most noticeable being White's running 
and Stanwood's punting. The men lined up as 
follows : 

Sophomores. Freshmen. 

Stearns. Left End. Perkins. 

Bean. Left Tackle. Gould. 

Thompson. Left Guard. 



Sewall. 

Rhines. 

Merrill. 

Hull. 

McMillan. 

Home. ) 

White. ( 



Center. 

Right Guard. 

Right Tackle. 

Right End. 

Quarterback. 

Halfbacks. 

Fullback. 



Baxter. 

Pettengill. 

Wilson. 

Spear. 

Mclntire. 

( Stetson. 

I Kendall. 

Stanwood. 

Score— '9T, 6; '98, 0. Touchdown— White. Umpire- 
Smith, '90. Referee — Mitchell, '95. Linesman — Shaw, 
'95. Time — Two 25-minute halves. 

Foot-Ball Summary foe '94. 
The following is a summary of the work done 
this fall by each of the foot-ball teams connected 
with the college: 

'Varsity Eleven. 

Bowdoin, 14 Exeter, 10. 

Bowdoin, 4 B. A. A., 4. 

Bowdoin, 30 Colby, 0. 

Bowdoin, Dartmouth, 42. 

Bowdoin, Dartmouth, 14. 

Bowdoin, 14 Andover, 12. 

Bowdoin, 6 M. I. T., 6. 

Bowdoin, 26 Bates, 0. 

Bowdoin, Brown, 42. 

Games played, 9. 

Games won, 4. 

Games tied, 2. 

Games lost 3. 

Points won, 94. 

Points lost 130. 

'Ninety-Seven Eleven. 

Bowdoin, '97, 4 Bangor H. S., 12. 

Bowdoin, '97, 40 Bangor H. S., 0. 

Bowdoin, '97, 22 . Portland H. S., 0. 



Bowdoin, '97, 6 Bowdoin, ; 

Games played, 4. 

Games won 3. 

Games lost 1. 

Points won 72. 

Points lost 12. 



S, 0. 



'Ninety-Eioht Eleven. 



Bowdoin, 
Bowdoin, 
Bowdoin, 
Bowdoin, 
Bowdoin, 
Bowdoin, 



I, 62 Bath H. S., 0. 

,6 Thornton Academy, 4. 

i, 4 Portland H. S., i. 

,10 Colby, '98, 0. 

,12 Thornton Academy, 0. 

i, Bowdoin, '97, 6. 

Games played 6. 

Games won, 4. 

Games tied 1. 

Games lost 1. 

Points won, 94. 

Points lost, 14. 

The second eleven has played no games with 
outside teams. The '96 team played one game? 



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177 



beating Rockland High School 22 to 0. A picked 
team calling itself the Bowdoin Independents played 
one game, beating Lincoln Academy 8 to 0. A 
picked team of Sophomores calling itself the '97 
Reserves played one game, being beaten by Lincoln 
Academy 18 to 0. 

Base- Ball Report for 1894. 
At a meeting of the Base-Ball Association last 
week, among other business, the report of Manager 
Thomas of last year's team was read. The show- 
ing was a most satisfactory one, for in spite of an 
unusually expensive season, twice as expensive as 
the preceding one, the energetic and careful man- 
agement of Mr. Thomas brought the association out 
with a balance of $72.63 on hand. Mr. Thomas's 
carefully itemized report, accounting in full for 
every cent received and paid, is a model of its kind. 
It would be only the right thing, though it has been 
too seldom done in the past, if the managers of each 
of the associations should hand in at the close of 
his term such an itemized report, to be kept on 
record. We give below merely the summary of the 
report : 

Received from Clifford, manager for '93 559.27 

Received from all other sources 1,349.35 

Total receipts, $1,408.62 

Paid for season's expenses, $1,283.49 

Bills unpaid, 52.50 

Total expenses $1,335.99 

Balance on band, $72.63 



The services of the Association during the last 
two weeks were as follows : 
Thursday, November 15th.— Leader, Webber, '95. 

Subject, " Love." 
Sunday, November 18th. — Address by Rev. Mr. 

Dale. Subject, "Beauty of Holiness." 
Thursday, November 22d. — Leader, Minott, '98. 

Subject, "Thanksgiving and Thanksliving." 
Sunday, November 25th. — Address by Prof. Little. 

The Bible class meets on Wednesday evening in 
the Association rooms, from seven to eight. Prof. 
Woodruff has charge of the class, and all who are 
interested in taking up a study of the Life of Christ 
are invited to join the class. The evening is spent 
in an informal manner, the exercises are confiued to 
the hour, and much help is derived from the few 
moments thus spent. 




'30.— Rev. Joseph Stock- 
bridge, D.D., senior chaplain in the 
United States Navy, died in Phila- 
delphia, November 16th. Born in Yar- 
mouth, Me., July 14, 1811, he was the 
eldest son of Deacon William and Olive Stock- 
bridge, whose house on the bank of the Royal 
River in Yarmouth, was known as the "Baptist 
tavern." His mother was a descendant of one 
of the company in the "Mayflower." Immedi- 
ately after graduation be entered upon the legal 
study under Grenville Mellen, a graduate of 
Harvard, and Philip Eastman, Bowdoin, '20. He 
was admitted to the bar of Somerset County and 
engaged in practice until 1838, when he abandoned 
the profession and pursued a theological course at 
the seminary at Newton, Mass. In 1841 he received 
the appointment of chaplain in the navy and for 
fifty-three years he remained in that office. Dr. 
Stockbridge was greatly interested in furnishing 
the sailors with whom he came in contact with good 
reading, and thousands of volumes were distributed 
by him among the seamen on board the naval ships 
and in the merchant service. Copies of the Scrip- 
tures in nearly every language spoken on the con- 
tinent were given and well received. In 1845 Mr. 
Stockbridge married Miss Julia E. Everett of Port- 
land. Besides his chaplain service, he has been 
assistant editor of the New York Recorder, and cor- 
respondent of the Daily Times, the Tribune, and 
Christian Reflector of Boston. In 1874-75 Dr. Stock- 
bridge traveled extensively in Europe with his fam- 
ily. In 1868 he received the degree of D.D. from 
the Western University of Pennsylvania. For nearly 
ten years he has been an invalid and for the last 
five or six confined to his sick chamber. It is inter- 
esting to note that Dr. Stockbridge at the time of 
his death was the only surviving member of the 
Class of '30, and the continuous record of living 
graduates from the Class of '23 down is at last 
broken. Commencing with the Class of '21, there 
is now a break in the list of living graduates made 
by '22 and also by '30 . 

'41. — Ex-Governor Robie, of Gorham, Me., and 
Dr. B. T. Sanborn, Med., '66, of Augusta, Me., re- 



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ceutly made a trip through Massachusetts, Con- 
necticut, and Vermont, visiting there the hospitals 
for the insane, for the purpose of studying their 
methods and applying them in the Maine Insane 
Hospital at Augusta. The institutions at Boston, 
Worcester, Taunton, Watertown, and Danvers, 
Mass., Middletown, Conn., and Brattleboro, Vt., 
were among those visited. 

'61. — Gen. Hyde's new book, "Following the 
Greek Cross," his personal reminiscences of the war, 
is having quite an extensive sale. 

'64. — At a recent meeting of the directors of the 
Bangor & Aroostook Railroad, Frederick H.Apple- 
ton was elected clerk. 

75. —The Maine Central Magazine for October 
contains a short account of the life of Seth M. 
Carter. Mr. Carter was also a candidate for railway 
commissioner, to which position, however, Governor 
Cleaves appointed Frederick Danforth of Gardiner. 

'80.— Married, Monday, November 12, 1894, at 
Medford, Mass., Mr. William P. Martin to Miss Jennie 
Hammond. 

'82.— Edwin Upton Curtis was nominated Novem- 
ber 17th, as the Republican candidate for the next 
mayor of Boston. He is a very able and prominent 
young lawyer, and his wide popularity makes him a 
very strong candidate. He was the unanimous 
choice of his party. He was city clerk of Boston 
in 1889. While in college Mr. Curtis was prominent 
in all departments of college work, and was a 
leader in scholarship and athletics. He still keeps up 
a keen interest in his Alma Mater, and is prominent 
in the Boston Alumni Association. He is an alumni 
member of the general athletic committee. 

'87.— Austin Cary, of Bangor, who has been 
busily engaged the past summer collecting infor- 
mation in the interest of the forestry department, 
has gone to Michigan, where he will labor for the" 
government on matters relative to the growth of 
wooded districts. 

'94.— Knight is studying at the Massachusetts 
School of Pharmacy. 

'94.— Sykes coached Colby previous to its second 
Bates game, and the team made much improvement 
under his direction. 

'94.— Plaisted aud W. W. Thomas, 2d, are in 
the South for the winter. 

Ex-'94.— Nichols is principal of the Old Orchard 
High School. 



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An Impossibility. 
Last night, in peaceful slumbers, we 

Did dream a dream until 
In columns vast subscribers came, 

Each man to pay his bill. — Ex. 

The Board of Regents of the State University 
of Michigan has resolved "that henceforth, in the 
selection of professors, instructors, and other assist- 
ants for the University, no distinction be made be- 
tween men and women, but the applicant best fitted 
receive appointment. — Ariel. • 

I have oft heard people say, 

" O, wad some power the giftie gie us 
(Quoting from an old Scotch lay) 

To see ourselves as ithers see us." 
But I would far more happy be 

If some fair witch or elf 
Would make the other people see 
Me, just as I see myself. 

The University of Michigan is to try a new plan 
for devotional exercises. Instead of the daily chapel 
exercises, which had to be discontinued on account 
of the change in recitation hours, there will be ves- 
per services twice a week at 4 o'clock, for the whole 
university. The great World's Fair organ, which 
the university has secured, will be used at these 
services. 

There was a young girl in our choir 
Whose voice rose hoir and hoir, 
Till it reached such a height 
It was clear out of sight, 
And they found it next day in the spoir. 

A Query. 
He asked a miss what was a kiss 

Grammatically defined. 
" It's a conjunction, sir," she said, 
"And hence can't be declined." 
Professor James put his hands in his trousers' 
pockets, leaned back in his chair, and remarked in 
his off-hand way : "There is no primal teleological 
reagibility in a protoplasm." A wan smile of grate- 
ful intelligence lighted up the eager, boyish faces of 
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'Twas his old-time college yell. 

The Pbima-Donna. 
AVrinkle, wrinkle, little star, 

None can guess what age you are, 
As you nightly smile and smirk 

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BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

J. C. Minot, '96, Managing Editor. 

G. T. Ordwat, '96, Assistant Managing Editor. 

H. R. Blodgett, '96, Business Manager. 

B. L. Bryant, '95. A. L. Churchill, '95. 

H. W. Thayer, '95. J. T. Shaw, '95. 

A. G. Wiley, '95. H. H. Pierce, '96. 

J. B. Roberts, '95. C. W. Marston, '96. 

Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies 15 Cents. 

Extra copies can be obtained at the bookstores or on applica- 
tion to the Business Manager. 

Remittances should be made to the Business Manager. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Managing Editor. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he wishes to have appended. 

Contributions for Bowdoin Verse Department should be 
sent to Box 791, Brunswick, Me. 

Personal items should be sent to Box 138, Brunswick, Me. 

Entered at the Post-Offlce at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 
Vol. XXIV., No. 11.— December 19, 1894. 

Editorial Notes 181 

What Should Be Done with the " Bugle? " ... 183 

Proposed Foot-Ball Constitution 184 

"A Wreck!" 185 

Theta Delta Chi Convention, 1S8 

Influence of the Great Universities upon College 

Athletics, 188 

Bowdoin Verse: 

A Matter of Principle, 190 

Against the Current, 190 

My Darling 190 

To the Androscoggin, 190 

Collegii Tabula, 191 

Y. M. C. A., '.193 

Personal, 194 

In Memoriam igg 

Book Reviews, 196 

College World, 197 




a third of another college year 
is gone, and the holiday recess is now here. 
This week the battle with the examination 
papers is being fought, and, let us hope, 
triumphantly won in every individual case. 
In a few days the campus will be deserted, 
and the students will be scattered far and 
wide enjoying the cheer of happy homes. 
Let all make the most of the two weeks 
vacation ; the change and rest are well 
deserved, and the hardest term of the year 
is before us. No doubt the beginning of 
1895 will see the usual number of good 
resolutions kept. May they all be kept — 
at least, till the students return. To each 
and all the Orient sincerely wishes a pleas- 
ant vacation, as well as a Merry Christmas 
and a Happy New Year. 



ELEVEN numbers of the seventeen which 
constitute the Orient volume have been 
issued, and before the close of another term 
six new members of the editorial board 
must be elected to replace those whose term 
will expire. And yet only two or three out 
of two hundred and thirty students have 
sent in contributions and thus signified that 
they were candidates for these places on 
their college paper. The contributions of 
these have been few and far between. This 
is a strange condition of things, that in a 



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college like ours with so many students of 
undoubted literary and journalistic ability, 
so few do anything to help their college 
paper fill its columns with interesting mat- 
ter. In other respects, as a general thing, 
the Orient is well supported and respected, 
but it canuot be the truly representative and 
creditable college paper which it ought to 
be, while all the work is done by a few. 
While the editors enjoy their work they 
would enjoy it much more if there were 
more stories, sketches, articles, and poems 
to select from in filling its columns. Each 
year, and generally several times a year, the 
Orient has to bring this matter up in its 
editorial columns. It is not a pleasant thing 
to publish the fact that so few take a work- 
ing interest in the paper, and that the men 
elected to its board have previously done 
little or nothing for it. As yet only two 
men in '97 and none in '98 have sent contri- 
butions to the Orient, and yet in a few 
weeks six new members are to be elected to 
the board, most of whom ought to come 
from those classes. We hope for a much 
better state of things next term, when there 
will be much better opportunity for literary 
work than there is in the fall. 



TN another column we publish in full the 
•*■ proposed new constitution of the Foot- 
Ball Association. No action was taken upon 
it at the meeting, in order that all might 
have a chance to look it over carefully, and 
consider any means by which it might be 
improved. In most respects, no doubt, all 
will agree that it is a model document of its 
kind, and much credit is due to those draw- 
ing it up. But there seems to be one little 
point in it that calls for criticism. This is 
Section 4 of Article VI, where the definition 
of a substitute is made. Trifling as this 
might seem, we all know that it was mainly 
to straighten out this very matter that the 
constitution was ordered drawn up. Now, 



is that matter settled fairly, and so that there 
is no danger of trouble over it in the future? 
The Orient thinks not, and will try to 
show why it opposes the section in question. 
That the captain should be elected by the 
players will probably not be disputed by any 
one. This has always been the custom here 
and at nearly every college. That those 
who have played one whole 'Varsity game, 
or parts of two games, are entitled to rank 
as 'Varsity players and as such are entitled 
to vote for the captain, will probably not be 
seriously questioned by many. But that 
those who " have served in readiness to play 
in three or more games, whether they have 
played or not," should have a voice in the 
election of captain is certainly an original 
idea, and one likely to be productive of no 
little mischief. It gives a captain unlimited 
power by calling out any number of players, 
good, bad, and indifferent, who can appear 
on the field in readiness to play, and thus 
gain the power of a vote at the election of 
captain. Moreover, who is to determine what 
players "serve in readiness to play," and 
what other players do not? It is a juggling 
of words, and out of its various wa} r s of in- 
terpretation many complications are possible. 
If the services of these men who "serve in 
readiness to play " are not needed in any 
game during the season, why should their 
services be needed at the election of captain? 
It is very likely that they have not done so 
much for the good of the team as the mem- 
bers of the second eleven, or the students 
who cheer from the side lines and contribute 
in money towards the expenses of the team. 
And yet no person has any idea that the 
second eleven, or the financial supporters of 
the team, should assist in the election of the 
captain. To put these men, who have never 
lined up in a 'Varsity game, on a level with 
the veterans of every game for several seasons 
is manifestly absurd. It is difficult to see why 
those who " serve in readiness to play," but 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



183 



who are never needed in a game, should have 
anything to do with the election of captain, 
unless it is to further selfish and partisan ends 
which should never be allowed to disgrace 
college athletics. There is a looseness and 
uncertainty about this section which would 
leave the whole matter in as unsettled a con- 
dition as ever. To be sure, under this year's 
captain and manager there would be nothing 
to fear from such a rule. But we are not 
always sure of such fair and scrupulous 
officials as they are, and it was to avoid 
trouble and unfairness in the future that 
this constitution was to be drawn up. In 
this particular section it seems that it has 
decidedly failed to do what it ought to do. 
Why not make the rule fair to all, definite 
and clear-cut, free from danger of misinter- 
pretation, uncertainty and abuse? This can 
be done and ought to be done before the 
constitution is accepted. Let the captain be 
elected by the players who have played one 
or more 'Varsity games, or who have pla}'ed 
parts of two or more games. Then there 
can be little danger of a misunderstanding, 
and the chance of abuse of the rule is reduced 
to a minimum. All admit the right of these 
players in electing the captain, while the 
rights of those who " have served in readi- 
ness to play " are decidedly questionable, and 
are not recognized, as far as can be discov- 
ered, in other colleges. This question is not 
a trifling one, but is important and vital. 
Let it be settled fairly and in the right, and 
not by the mere power of numbers of those 
who are moved by other motives than regard 
for the best interests of the college and its 
athletic sports. 



Since the death of Holmes there are only four 
surviving members of the class of 1820 of Harvard, 
namely, Dr. Edward L. Cunningham of Newport, 
E. I.; the Rev. Samuel May (the class centenary), 
of Leicester; the Eev. Samuel F. Smith of Newton, 
the author of "America," and Charles S. Storrow of 
Boston. 



What Should Be Done with the 
"Bugle?" 
O HOULD there be a change in our college 
^J annual? Doubtless this question has 
been asked and answered by many ; whether 
all questioners agree in their answer is not 
so sure and is an open question. I feel safe 
in asserting that the student body agree 
almost unanimously in wishing to see the- 
"annual" improved in both quality of con- 
tents and in quantity. As to improvement 
in quality, that is necessarily limited to' the 
ability of the board of editors and their 
assistants. Improvement in quantity in- 
volves the question, whether the Bugle 
should be larger or smaller, or whether it 
has at present reached a limiting size. 

The recent catalogue of our college has 
appeared with a slight increase in number 
of pages over the last year catalogue and 
quite a marked increase when compared with 
the same organ of two or three years ago. 
This shows as plainly and as definitely as 
need be that there has been a growth going 
on in our college. When the catalogue, the 
epitome of necessary information in regard 
to our institution, is enlarged by the sense 
of our Faculty, I think it is high time and 
that there is reason for representative pro- 
ductions of the college to grow also. 

Every college in the country which has 
assumed or gained importance, with the ex- 
ception of our Lewiston contemporary, pub- 
lishes an "annual " on much the same scheme 
as our own. Their publications are continu- 
ally growing, many of them showing a much 
more rapid progress than the Bowdoin Bugle. 
These annuals, it is safe to say, come before 
the students of various colleges much oftener 
than the catalogues of the institutions they 
represent; they furnish at least the chief 
criterion by which the student body of one 
college judge the standing, taste, and energy 
of the student body in another college. I 
claim that the ideas which a Western college 



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man gets of the present condition of Bow- 
doin, or any other Eastern college, is derived 
more from the exchanged college publications 
than from any other source. 

Granted that this is the case, it follows 
very naturally that the better the publica- 
tion, the more tasty the covers and binding, 
the more profuse the illustrations and ex- 
haustive the information of college life, amuse- 
ment, literary pursuits, and other transactions, 
just so much the more favorably will the mind 
of the reader be impressed with the work, and 
the better idea he will have of the standing, 
in general, of our college. Just so long as 
other institutions send out Olios, Techniques, 
Salmagundis, Scarlet Letters, and Oracles, 
improved in size and contents, so long the 
students at Bowdoin should continue to im- 
prove their Bugle. 

That the publication is a cause of expense 
cannot be denied, but boating, Ivy Day, and, 
in fact, every desirable thing into which we 
enter, is a cause of expense ; and I seriously 
doubt, should any one of these causes of 
expense be removed, that it would materially 
affect the final total of our college account, 
or that it would lessen the demands made 
on sources which supply the "wherewithal" 
necessary to a college course. It is a com- 
monly accepted theory that when a man 
knows of a bill of expense which is to be 
sooner or later presented to him, he figures 
with a view to meeting that bill ; such is the 
way in which the members of Junior classes 
look at Bugle assessments. Rich and de- 
pendent student not only does, but is equally 
willing to contribute his share towards this 
expense. It would be a very unsatisfactory 
and unsuccessful move which aimed at shoul- 
dering the cost of this publication upon 
those of the class who financially were best 
able to bear the burden ; there is nothing like 
a mutual interest to ensure the success of any 
undertaking. 

The class Bugle is one of the few class- 



works in which we take away a tangible 
recollection of our course. We do have our 
Bugle to look over after other class ties have 
been severed. It will add materially to our 
enjoyment of that volume if it is an orna- 
ment to our class and brings back recollec- 
tions of a progressive nature rather than 
those of a standstill or retrograde character. 
So long as the sentiment of our classes here 
at Bowdoin shows that healthy spirit of 
rivalry which urges them to undertake to 
do better work than the class just ahead, I 
think it should be encouraged. It is en- 
couraged along lines of study and other pur- 
suits; why not in all worthy ones? Rivalry 
is to-day building the most beautiful struct- 
ures in our land; properly tempered it can 
work no harm. 

Let the quality of the work which goes 
to increase the quantity of our Bugle be 
good and let that quantity be limited to a 
judicious amount and I think there can be 
no cause for complaint. The Bugle is not 
at present a ponderous volume; it is not 
even large when compared with the institu- 
tion it represents. To go back to a smaller 
volume would look out of place, to say the 
least. If we do not break beyond the bounds 
at present limiting the present standard, then 
bend energetically to the task of raising the 
standard until the time comes when the 
space at hand is far insufficient to give ade- 
quate room for material at hand. I would 
urge, also, that the annual publication is 
worth the price asked for it if it is worth a 
cent. 



Proposed Foot-Ball Constitution. 
TIT a meeting of the Foot-Ball Associa- 
/ ■*■ tion, December 10th, Manager Stetson, 
who had been authorized to draw up a new 
constitution, presented the following for con- 
sideration. It was voted to have it published 
in the Orient, that all might have a chance 
to look it over carefully, and then to hold 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



185 



another meeting and consider any changes 
that might be offered before adopting it. 

Article I.— Name. 
This Association shall be known as the Bowdoiu 
College Foot-Ball Association. 

Article II.— Membership. 
The membership of this Association shall consist 
of all students of the College. 

Article III.— Officers. 
The officers of this Association shall be a Presi- 
dent, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, a 
Manager, Assistant Manager, and three Directors. 
These officers shall be chosen by ballot at a regular 
meeting of the Association, which meeting shall be 
held not later than January 20th, and shall be 
called by the Manager. 

Article IV.— Duties of Officers. 

Section 1. The President shall preside at all 
meetings of the Association, and see that due notice 
is given of the same. 

Sec. 2. The Vice-President shall, in the absence 
of the President, perform the duties of the latter. 

Sec. 3. The Secretary and Treasurer, as Secre- 
tary shall keep the minutes of each meeting of the 
Association ; and as Treasurer shall collect and have 
charge of all moneys belonging to the Association, 
shall pay all bills when properly approved, and sub- 
mit a report thereof to the Association, or when- 
ever called upon to do so. 

Sec. 4. The Manager shall have entire charge 
of the business of the Association, and shall have 
the privilege of calling on the members of the Board 
of Directors for assistance when it may seem neces- 
sary. He shall hand the Treasurer an itemized 
account of the expenses of each game as soon after 
the game as possible. He shall look over all bills 
of the Association, and his approval shall be neces- 
sary before they are paid by the Treasurer. He 
shall keep a complete list of all those having goods 
belongiug to the Association, and hand the same 
over to his successor. 

Sec. 5. The Assistant Manager shall lend his 
assistance to the Manager whenever called upon to 
do so, and shall, in the absence of the Manager, 
assume full charge of the affairs of the Association. 

See. 6. The 3d, 4th, and 5th Directors shall 
aid the Manager whenever called upon by him to 
do so. 



Article V.— Meetings. 

Section 1. Meetings of this Association shall be 
called whenever necessary. 

Sec. 2. Fifty members shall constitute a quo- 
rum. 

See. 3. Meetings of the Board of Directors shall' 
be called by the Manager whenever necessary for 
the transaction of business. 

Article VI. — The Captain. 

Section 1. The Captain of the Eleven shall 
have entire charge of the men when on the field. 

Sec. 2. The Captain of the Eleven shall be- 
elected at the close of each season. 

Sec. 3. The meeting shall be called by the Cap- 
tain, the Manager to preside at such a meeting, 
and it shall be some-time before the Christmas vaca- 
tion. 

Sec. 4. The Captain shall be voted for by bal- 
lot by the regular eleven and all substitutes (a). 

(a) A substitute is a man who has played in one whole 
'Varsity game, or in parts ot two games, or who has served 
in readiness to play in three or more games, it making no 
difference whether he has taken part in any of these 
or not. 



Article VII.— Amendments. 
Amendments to this Constitution shall require 
for the adoption, notice at the previous regular 
business meeting, and a two-thirds vote of the mem- 
bers present. 



"A Wreck!" 

PO W the winds howled and moaned ! How 
the rain and snow beat against the win- 
dows, as if struggling to gain admittance. 

There were no attractions without to call 
us from the genial warmth of the large coal 
stove around which we were gathered, list- 
ening to the yarns of the fishermen. 

The scene was the cosy back-room of a 
grocery store in one of the fishing towns of 
Massachusetts. The stories were intensely 
interesting, as these "old salts" told of the 
hard storms of former years, of their experi- 
ences at sea, and the loss of life around the 
back coast. Every stormy day would find a 
certain number of boys there listening, with 



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bated breath, to the exciting reminiscences 
of these sea-faring men. 

We were interrupted by a draft of cold 
air, the shutting of the front door, and a 
heavy stamping of feet. We caught the 
startling words: "A wreck on the back- 
side!" Every man and boy jumped from 
his seat and hastened toward the speaker, a 
wrecker from Peaked Hill Bar Station, No. 7. 
His "sou'-wester" was placed firmly upon 
his head and buttoned under his chin. His 
long, dark beard was whitened with the 
snow; he removed his mittens and threw 
■open his reefer to give it a shake, while 
answering the many inquiries of the anxious 
men around him. "We must hurry, boys, 
and git the Alceon's whale-boat out there ! 
Smashed ourn all up this morning ! " " Schoon- 
er?" "No, full-rigged ship. Came on this 
morning about six. Woman tied in the rig- 
ging. I am afraid it will go hard with 'em, 
poor things, if this wind don't go down." 
They stopped not for further words, but 
hurried away, some in the direction of the 
whale-boat, others toward home to obtain 
more clothes. 

" Let's go," seemed to come from every 
boy's mouth. There would be no need of 
asking mother, she would think it too cold. 
We hastily buttoned our reefers up under 
our chins, pulled our caps down over our 
ears, and, taking the mittens from under the 
stove where they were to dry, we eagerly 
started off, not waiting for the boat, as there 
would be some delay in placing it on wheels. 
We bowed our heads to the wind and drift- 
ing snow, as we turned up the nearest street 
leading to the woods. The storm abated a 
little as we proceeded, but the winds contin- 
ued to blow with great fury, never allowing 
the snow to rest. At first we were a little in- 
clined to be talkative, but after having gone 
one or two miles there was not a sound, save 
the crunching of the snow, as we trudged 
along behind each other, and the roar of the 



winds through the tree-tops. As we emerged 
from the woods we felt the full force of the 
cold wind from the ocean, and could hear 
very distinctly the breaking of the waves 
upon the sandy shore two miles away. The 
thought of the wreck among these breakers 
and the possibility of not seeing th_e crew 
brought safely to land or perish among the 
waves seemed to fill us with new energy. 
Redoubling our efforts, we hastened on over 
the long stretch of intervening sand thickly 
dotted with snow-drifts. 

To avoid the fury of the drifting sand 
and snow, we kept in the lee of the hills as 
much as possible. The roar of the waves 
grew louder. We were nearly there. We 
stopped in the rear of the last hill to catch 
our breath and prepare for the final ascent. 
We wondered how near we would be to the 
wreck. We could not stop, but must go on. 
When we came to the brow of the hill, a 
sight met our eyes that no pen can fittingly 
describe. Upon the outer bar, in the midst 
of the seething foam, was a ship with broad- 
side to wind and waves. Her once shapely 
sails were now long shreds, streaming out 
before the wind. One mast was lying across 
the deck rolling treacherously back and forth 
with the rocking of the vessel. Her jib-stays 
and bowsprit were hanging in the water, 
a tangled mass. The large waves coming 
from the angry ocean seemed to take de- 
light in tearing the ship apart, piece by piece. 
They would strike the ship with great fury, 
sending the spray high into the air over the 
two remaining masts, eagerly stretching out 
their grim fingers for the poor fellows in the 
rigging, and then roll triumphantly on, bear- 
ing upon their white crest some portion of 
the ill-fated vessel. 

On the beach opposite the ship were the 
crew from two different stations. Near them 
the shattered remains of the two life-boats 
and the brass cannon prepared for firing, in 
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rising, they were intently watching the 
movements of the ship, expecting her, at 
any moment, to drift to the inner bar. If 
so, they could use their cannon to advantage, 
and thus, without doubt, save every man. 
We could scarcely hear the words of one 
another standing there upon the beach with 
the huge waves thundering upon the sand 
in front of us. Curling up proudly, they 
seemed to defy the efforts of the men to 
launch a boat. But we knew by their de- 
termined looks that, as soon as the one 
arrived from home, it would be pushed into 
the sea for another trial. Some minutes 
later it came over the brow of the hill and 
was pointed with bow toward the surf. The 
brave crew adjusted the oars in the row- 
locks and strapped on their life-preservers. 
Laying hold of the boat they walked into 
the water as far as it was safe to venture 
and watched for a favorable receding wave- 
Soon a large roller came tumbling in, nearly 
filling every one's rubber boots and rolling 
far up on the sand. The men held hard to 
the boat and looked anxiously at the cap- 
tain, who gave the signal as the wave started 
slowly to recede. They rushed the boat into 
the surf as far as possible and jumped quickly 
to their places. But not quickly enough. A 
huge wave, following the first one, turned 
the boat broad side to the surf and, in the 
twinkling of an eye, landed it bottom up on 
the beach. The men, assisted by the surf- 
men, scrambled away from the undertow, 
and, sitting upon the sand, turned the water 
from their rubber boots. 

As they were preparing for a second trial 
some one detected a slight movement in the 
vessel. All eyes were turned upon the 
wreck, and soon it was plainly evident she 
was drifting from the bar. Now all was ex- 
citement as they thought of the possibility 
of her sinking before reaching the inner bar, 
or, drifting by, of coming amidst the breakers 
upon the shore. How the action of the 



waters caused her to whirl around, buffeted 
first upon one side, then on the other, her 
black hull nearly hidden by the spray ! The 
rolling of the ship was so violent, at times,, 
that we expected, at any moment, to see the 
black forms in the rigging tossed out into 
the seething waters below. As the ship 
came nearer we made out, through the 
spray, five in the fore rigging and six in the 
main. With the aid of a glass, a man and 
woman could be seen about half way up the 
mast, clinging tightly to each other. The 
wreckers saw the vessel could not escape 
the bar and looked once more to the firing 
apparatus to see that everything was in read- 
iness, the projectile in right position, the 
cap on, and the rope well coiled. As she 
struck ground and swung around broadside 
to the sea, the waves and spray now and then 
nearly obscured her from view. The cannon 
was pointed, and soon a sharp report rang 
out in the air. We anxiously watched the 
course of the lead weight with its long trail 
of rope. Shooting high into the air, it fell 
into the white waters beyond the wreck, the 
rope falling across the spring-stay. One of 
the brave crew crept slowly from his posi- 
tion on the cross-trees and, securing the rope, 
brought it back safely to the mast. To the 
end of the small rope the wreckers fastened 
a larger one, also a board bearing instruc- 
tions, in both English and French, as to what 
the shipwrecked sailors should do. The 
rope was slowly paid out from the shore as 
the sailors received it and these, having read 
the instructions, fastened it about two feet 
below the cross-trees. The breeches-buov 
was then pulled off, into which we saw them 
first place the woman. Suspended high in 
air, she soon began her downward course to 
the. shore. As she approached, we could see 
the look of fright upon her face as she 
fiercely clutched the life-preserver around 
the top. Nearing the shore she-was plunged 
into the icy waters, from which the surfmen 



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dragged her, exhausted and half unconscious, 
and hurried her away to the warmth of the 
station. One by one the men were then 
brought ashore, and soon all were assembled 
around the fire enjoying the pipes and the 
warm clothes the station had loaned them. 

They told of their suffering in the rig- 
ging and their slight hopes of being saved. 
Two poor fellows had lost their lives at the 
falling of the inizzen mast. We sympathized 
with them as they spoke so tenderly of .-the 
death of their ship-mates. The captain sat 
by the stove with bowed head, his wife at 
his side, thankful that so many had been 
saved, but feeling deeply the loss of his ship. 

As it was long after noon we thought it 
time to go home. Taking a long last look 
at the once so stately ship — now a complete 
wreck — we turned our backs to the wind and 
wave of the angry sea, and slowly wended 
our way among the sand hills toward the 
town. 



Theta Delta Chi Convention. 
ITfHE forty-eighth annual convention of 
-*■ the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity took 
place in New York City, November 27th 
and 28th. The delegates were gathered to- 
gether at Hotel Savoy. Tuesday, after the 
receiving of the delegates, was devoted en- 
tirely to business. In the evening, several 
parties attended the various theatres and 
afterwards gathered in the Columbia Charge 
rooms for a very pleasant social hour. 

Wednesday, for the most part, was de- 
voted to business. In the evening the cus- 
tomary annual banquet was held and a large 
number of brothers attended. The oration, 
by Rev. R. S. Green, D.D., and the poem, 
b}' B. A. Smalley, were extremely interest- 
ing. Col. Webster R. Walkley officiated 
well as toast-master, and the responses were 
enjoyed by all. Among the other speakers 
were A. G. Benedict, R. A. Hastrom, E. S. 
Brown, Hon. Willis S. Paine, Hon. W. B. 
Morris, and Col. Jacob Spahn. 



The convention was the most enjoyable 
and successful ever held. 

Eta's delegates were Clarke, '89, Leigh- 
ton, '95, and Dana, '96. 



Influence of the Great Universities 
upon College Athletics. 

yiFHE end of the athletic season of 1894 is 
-*■ an appropriate time to take a brief 
glance at some features of it and especially 
at that feature of it expressed in the above 
title. And without further introduction I 
would like to express my profound convic- 
tion, based not upon this year alone but upon 
observation of a long series of years, that 
that influence is very largely a bad one. If 
the season could have closed without the 
Springfield game, for instance, it would have 
closed leaving a far better influence than it 
has, and such is usually the case. Indeed, 
that is the one great blot upon the season, 
and its effects are liable to be far-reaching 
for evil. What assurance is there now that 
any change of the rules looking to further 
elimination of the dangers of the game will 
amount to anything? As a result chiefly of 
the brutalities of that contest last year there 
was a sweeping change in the rules, and 
throughout this season these- changes have 
been on the whole well observed by other 
college teams. But now we have the spec- 
tacle of those who should be the chief expo- 
nents of the rules showing not the slightest 
regard for them. They seem to say to all 
the colleges, "rules are well enough for you, 
but we are above them." But after all it 
was no more than was to be expected. It 
was those teams who really originated the 
dangerous and brutal plays, and that practi- 
cally in defiance of the old rules, which the 
new rules were aimed against. And what a 
precedent they have now made for any team 
next year to act upon ! unless, indeed, the 
smaller colleges make now their protest 
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I make the accusation even stronger than 
that. I say, and I believe the facts will bear 
me out, that the chief part of the trickery 
which from time to time has appeared in 
college athletics has been very largely copied 
from Harvard and Yale. And it is only 
when that trickery gets so well copied that 
it is no longer effective, that they have a 
change, nominally in the interest of purer 
athletics ! 

It was notably so in the old boating con- 
tests in the 'seventies. Crews of the smaller 
colleges had to be always on their guard for 
tricks from Harvard and Yale, notably the 
latter. The natural result was that these 
tricks began to be copied, semi-professionals 
were smuggled on to other crews besides 
theirs. Similar jockeying tricks were used 
and even more effectively, and the two great 
colleges soon found themselves more liable 
to be beaten than to beat, and broke up the 
association. 

College sport is one of the most helpful 
things about college life, and it is a shame 
that those who are the natural leaders in 
such sport set the example they do. Another 
bad influence which these colleges exert in 
college athletics is in their excessive and con- 
sequently expensive training. This influence 
may not be as bad as the other, but it is bad 
enough, and I think indeed that it is directly 
responsible for the other. The aim of col- 
lege athletics is to put healthy minds into 
healthy bodies; to give self-control, in short. 
If they do not do this they are a failure. 
In order to do it the intellectual life must 
be carried on with it. To set men apart 
from the beginning of the year to train for 
certain contests at its end, may be all well 
enough, but to make these contests the 
main and supreme end, before which every- 
thing else must give way, is to injure those 
men and take away the chief value of the 
system. The college should say to the 
world through its athletes and various teams, 



"Intellectual life is not inconsistent with 
the highest physical life." What it actually 
says by such over-trained teams is just the 
reverse of this. I believe in physical con- 
tests. I would encourage and almost compel 
every student, at some time during his 
college course, to engage in some athletic 
contest. There is a steadiness of nerve, and 
a control of all powers resulting from such 
contests, which is of immense value to an 
individual. But it is not the business of 
the colleges to show to the world the highest 
type of muscular development regardless of 
the intellectual. And in general they are 
not doing it. It is only those over-trained 
specimens such as faced each other recently 
at Springfield which seem to indicate they 
are. 

The ideal, and I may also say the general 
college athlete, is the highest type of a gen- 
tleman, and a model to his associates. All 
with experience in college life recall such, 
and they form the noblest memories we have 
of college days. If I should begin to name 
such in this college for the last twenty years 
I could not stop short of a too long list to 
publish. The other product, unfortunately, 
when he does appear is like the flea, of such 
"infernal activity" that he seems to be far 
more numerous than he is. We have all seen 
him too, even in our own college, but I dare 
claim without fear of just contradiction that 
the most perfect type of him is developed in 
those great universities, and that our exam- 
ples are but feeble imitators of theirs. Take 
for example the present captain of the Yale 
team. From the time when he kicked one 
of his men to make him play better, to his 
performance at Springfield, he has been 
nothing but a disgrace to college athletics, 
and all his feeble imitators are like him in 
that respect. There is no place in college 
sports for the Hinkeys. Last year there was a 
good deal of talk about the evils of college 
athletics, started by a presidential report 



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from one of these universities, but it 
amounted to nothing. The evil that that 
report was aimed at was local and not gen- 
eral as many thought, and local remedies 
were needed. It is always gratifying to our 
self-respect to regard the evils which oppress 
us as part of a general system, but it gener- 
ally happens that local correction stops them 
in spite of that. But I do not wish to take 
up too much space, and will close with the 
single thought that in my judgment the 
burning question of college athletics is, how 
shall the evil influence of Harvard and Yale 
be more effectively neutralized? 



Bowdoir-) ^2)ep§e. 



A Matter of Principle. 

He loathed monopolies, 
And raved in his disgust 
When, on Thanksgiving Day, 
They served him turkey trussed. 



Against the Current. 

How well do I remember that sunny afternoon 

When the thrush's notes were mingled with the 
robin's joyful tune, 

And our hearts, so free from trouble, were the light- 
est thiugs afloat, 

As up the Androscoggin we rowed our pleasure- 
boat; 

When e'en the strong, swift current that beat 
against the bow 

Was conquered while we laughed and talked — all 
comes back to me now. 

Since then I've often wondered if we could over- 
come 

The petty obstacles' in life, sometimes so trouble- 
some, 

By simply laughing them away, like bubbles, as 
they are, 

And not assuming burdens of unnecessary care. 

We may banish opposition if we laugh in merry 
chime 

While we row our boats of labor 'gainst the seeth- 
ing tide of time. 



My Darling. 

I held my darling in my arms, 

To soothe away her sweet alarms. 

I calmed her quick uprising fears, 

And kissed away her falling tears. 

I kissed her downy, blushing cheek, 

I kissed her brow and eyelids meek, 

1 kissed her little upturned nose, 

As dainty as a half-blown rose. 

I kissed her tangled, golden hair, 

And caught the sunbeams straying there. 

I kissed her lips of coral sweet, 

I kissed her dimples, so petite. 

I clasped her closer to my breast, 

And there she nestled, quite at rest. 



With such a maid one might be bold, 
For she was only three years old. 

To the Androscoggin. 

Androscoggin strong and wide, 
Bearing outward on thy tide 
Foam from classic Brunswick's falls, 
Drift from lofty mountain walls 
Where the snow lies cold in June, 
Murmuring still thy river rune, 
Rushing foaming to the sea, 
St<3p to tell thy tale to me. 

Now sluggish slow 'midst marshy meadows flowing 
Where the salt breeze comes in across the sea, 

With stately movement like a monarch's progress, 
Oh River, stop and tell thy tale to me. 

Sing a song of mountains 

Heaped against the sky, 
Cold and crystal fountains, 

Pines and birches high, 
Where the water gushing 

Tumbles down the slope, 
Splashing, dashing, rushing, 

Jolly as the Pope. 

Sing me a song of the cattle 

That in the heat of the day 
Stand with hoofs in the current 

And low as you pass oh your way. 
Sing of the grateful farm-hand 

In the hay-making month of July, 
Who kneels to drink at your margin 

And is glad as you hurry by. 



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Tell rue now of Ocean's surges 

Thundering loudly on the shore 
Where the rising spring tide urges, 

Upward beating more and more. 
Pounding, pounding, higher bounding, 

Dashing spray showers, flashing bright, 
Dismal sounding, still surrounding 

Lonely keeper in his light. 

Sing to me your song, oh River, 
What the mystic rune may be 

Which you murmur in your passage 
Onward to the sea; 

For a mighty magnet yearning 
Cometh over me. 

But the River, majestic and solemn, still presses on 
to the Ocean, 

.-Singing its song to itself, listening not to my ques- 
tions, 

Hurrying on to the bosom of hoary, tempestuous 
Ocean 

Prom the pine-clad hills of Maine and the granite 
steeps of New Hampshire. 




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Professor Little's offer to supply 
those undergraduates with extra copies 
of the Annual Catalogue who could 
distribute them to prospective sub- 
Freshmen, was quite generally taken 
advantage of. Bowdoin would be better known if 
her undergraduates and alumni would only boast 
of her more. Though the catalogue has no boasts 
within its cover, yet it contains a good deal that is 
worth boasting of. 

Allen, '94, was on the campus lately. 
Snow and winter have come in earnest. 
Small '96, passed the holidays at Lisbon. 
Williamson, '98, was initiated into e A x recently. 
Dana, '94, was on the campus during the holi- 
days. 

Thanksgiving vacation passed pleasantly for 
us all. 



Holmes, '97, passed the recess in Boston with 
relatives. 

Hewitt, '97, has taken Varrell's place on the 
library force. 

P. W. Bartlett, '92, was at the college over Sun- 
day, the 9th. 

Merritt, '94, passed last Sunday with old friends 
on the campus. 

Odiorne, '98, was called home last week by the 
death of his mother. 

The greater portion of the Faculty ate their roast 
turkey in Brunswick. 

Holway, '82, was on the campus just before the 
Thanksgiving recess. 

Libby, '94, was on the campus on his way from 
Boothbay last Friday. 

Turner, '86, is a candidate for the Municipal 
Judgeship of Portland. 

Hicks, '95, and Ordway, '96, were representatives 
at the Yale-Harvard game. 

Simpson, '94, passed through here on his way 
home for the holiday recess. 

Mayo, '95, went home last week, called by the 
serious illness of his father. 

Perkins, '98, was made a member of A A $ at a 
special initiation last week. 

Just now the Bugle editor is getting in his work. 
Beware of the "slug" editor. 

Frost, '96, was called home by a serious accident 
to his father three weeks ago. 

Prof. Robinson was in Massachusetts last week 
to deliver a lecture on Chemistry. 

Peaks, '96, passed Thanksgiving at Lowell, 
Mass., with his parents and sister. 

Leighton, '95, and Dana, '96, attended the recent 
e A X convention in New York City. 

E. G. Pratt, '97, has left the campus for a ten 
weeks' term of teaching in Newberg. 

Rev. James Howland addressed the Sunday 
chapel the last Sunday in November. 

Rev. John Perkins, of Portland, addressed the 
students Sunday afternoon last at chapel. 

Stubbs has passed the best physical examination 
of any member of '98, coming out 144 plus. 

Stetson, '98, was in New York City, Thanksgiv- 
ing Day, and saw the Yale-Princeton game. 

Professor Robinson photographed the Juniors in 
the laboratory recently. A fine plate was secured. 



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Peaks and Willard, '96, took part in an enter- 
tainment at the Court House last Thursday evening. 

Minot, '96, umpired the game between Cony 
High School and Gardiner at Augusta, three weeks 
ago. 

Flood, '94, passed Sunday here on his way home 
for the Christmas vacation at the Fryeburg Acad- 
emy. 

The various class foot-ball pictures have all 
been taken lately. '96 is to have a new one this 
year. 

The Freshmen sprung their yell Thanksgiving 
Day. It has lots of noise in it. The yell is as 
follows : 

Boom jig boom, boom jig boom. 

Boom jig a rig a jig a, Boom, Boom, Boom. 

Hi-rate, Hi-rate, 
Eta, Theta, Kappa, Lambda, Bowdoin, '98. 

Professor Little gave a very fine address on 
" Reverence," at the Y. M. C. A. meeting, Sunday, 
November 25th. 

'96 was photographed for the Bugle a week ago 
Friday. , Forty-three of the forty-seven members 
were in the group. 

The Y. M. C. A. meetings for Bible study are 
meeting with good success under the leadership of 
Professor Woodruff. 

Involuntary cold baths have been of almost 
daily occurrence on the river lately, but have hap- 
pily resulted in nothing serious. 

Eegular gymnasium work will not commence till 
next term, but the gym. is well filled almost every 
afternoon with those who are after exercise. 

At the Foot-Ball Meeting, last week, a constitu- 
tion was offered for acceptance and notice given for 
another meeting later to take action upon it. 

The Seniors in Mineralogy enjoyed a pleasant 
variation of their course, in the way of an illus- 
trated lecture on Mines and Mining, last week. 

The Kennebec Journal says that Night Editor 
Dunning of the Bangor Netvs has secured the posi- 
tion of telegraph editor of the Portland Express. 

Among the telegrams of congratulation sent to 
Mayor-elect Curtis, of Boston, was one from the 
citizens of Brunswick, and one from Theta Chapter 
of A K E. 

Professor Little has placed some valuable news- 
paper comments on the A. P. A. at the disposal of 
the Juniors who had the Association as a theme 
subject. 



Colonel Ingersoll drew quite a number of Bow- 
doin men to his late lecture in Portland. The 
address was as brilliant and convincing as one 
could wish. 

Mitchell, '95, accompanied Ridlon, '92, who is 
junior assistant surgeon at Togus Soldiers' Home, 
on a recent trip to Washington with a number of 
insane veterans. 

Professor Robinson lectured before the Penob- 
scot County Teachers' Association early this month, 
on " What is Essential and what is Non-Essential in 
School Requirements." 

The last foot-ball game of the season- was played 
on the delta between the Hustlers and the Rustlers, 
with a score of 18 to at the end of the first half in 
favor of the Hustlers. 

Churchill, Christie, Dewey; Doherty, and Moore, 
'95, Hebb, '96, Haines, Pratt, Pulsifer, Remick, '97, 
and Eames, '98, were among the number of those 
who stayed on the campus over Thanksgiving. 

President Hyde presided at the fifth annual 
meeting of the Maine Interdenominational Commis- 
sion, held in Portland, Wednesday, December 12th, 
and was also elected president of the commission. 

" Cool Collegians," in which several of Bowdoin's 
students took part, was successfully played in Town 
Hall the last week in November, with a very enjoy- 
able dance to complete the pleasure of the evening. 

Mr. Harding, who was announced to deliver two 
lectures on Theosophy, a week or so ago, met with 
only slight encouragement. Brunswick is evidently 
somewhat coldly inclined in feeling toward this 
subject. 

Skating on the river has been rather poor and 
far between this year. The large pools on the 
campus that formerly have afforded some skating, 
have failed to appear on account of the recent 
grading. 

The TJniversalist Fair in Bath, the first week in 
December, was a drawing card for students. The 
last evening the Bowdoin men gave a very pleasant 
dance after the entertainment, which added to the 
pleasures of the evening. 

The Y. M. C. A. held an especially well attended 
service last Sunday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Graham, 
of the Berean Baptist Church, addressed the asso- 
ciation on "Good Will Farm," preparatory to a 
plan of the association to make a Christmas present 
to the farm. The new piano was used for the first 
time. 



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The social gayeties of the winter have really 
begun. A few dips have been made in the whirl 
this term, merely precursory to the grand final 
plunge after the holidays, and chiefly valuable as 
opportunities to introduce new aspirants. This 
coming term promises to be a pleasant one in extra- 
campus affairs. 

Professor Little has added an attractive and 
most useful feature to the library — a set of 
shelves devoted to books aud pamphlets that have 
reference to Bowdoin College and its alumni. The 
Bugles, Orients, catalogues, Commencemeut pro- 
grammes, etc., are thus made handy for easy refer- 
ence. There is not a student in college who would 
not get pleasure and profit from an examination of 
the contents of the shelves. In two bulky volumes 
are Professor Parker Cleaveland's records of the 
temperature and weather for every day of thirty 
or more years of his life. In another time-stained 
note-book are the records of the " Ovarian Club,'' 
an old society of the first of this century. It was 
founded in 1807, organized for fun and ostensibly for 
the study of eggs. On its rolls are found almost all 
the students of that period who have since beeome 
famous. There are also a collection of Bowdoin 
songs, long since forgotten, many of them, but 
worthy of revival ; a record of the early Smyth 
mathematical examinations; various class histories 
and records. All these are extremely interesting 
and should be known to all Bowdoin's sons. 

Of all places in the world the college dormitory 
would hardly be expected to ensure the preserva- 
tion for any length of time of anything delicate or 
fragile, if left entirely exposed and unprotected; 
yet a collection of insects, delicate moths, butter- 
flies, etc., was thus exposed and thus preserved at 
Bowdoin for fifteen years. When Ira S. Locke, 
Esq., of the law firm of Locke & Locke, of Port- 
land, was at Bowdoin in the early part of the 'sev- 
enties he was an enthusiastic student of entomology 
and made a very extensive collection of insects. 
Because of his lameness he could not seek for bee- 
tles and bugs, etc., in the fields and woods with the 
other boys, but in the summer evenings he would 
leave his window open aud devote himself to catch- 
ing the myriad winged insects that were attracted 
by the light of his lamp. In this way he secured 
many rare specimens, particularly large night moths, 
and by exchanging duplicates with the other boys, 
gradually secured his large collection. His cabinet 
was the inside of his closet door. When he grad- 
uated in 1874 he left his insects pinned to the door, 



covering the entire upper half of it. It remained 
there till 1889, fifteen years after, when there was a 
change made in the furnishing of the room, and the 
janitor removed the old door and destroyed it, and 
the collection of insects together. During all those 
years, whatever students occupied the room, the col- 
lection was respected and valued and served as an 
object lesson in the study of entomology. It seemed 
to be generally understood that those insects were 
sacred and a relic that was a part of the room, and 
that the occupant was in honor bound to protect 
them. College boys can be as extremely careful as 
they are extremely rough, when they feel that any- 
thing at all connected with their fealty as college 
students is involved. — Portland Press. 



SERVICES. 

Sunday, Nov. 25. — Address by Prof. Little. Subject, 
Eeverence. 

Thursday, Dec. 6.— C. E. Fogg, '96, Leader. Sub- 
ject, Salt. 

Sunday, Dec. 9. — Address by Dr. Mason. Subject, 
Opening of the Seals. Rev. iv. 

Thursday, Dec. 13. — Rhodes, '97, Leader. Subject, 
Love. 

Sunday, Dec. 16.— Axtell, '95, Leader. Subject, 
Good Will Farm. Address by Rev. Mr. Graham. 

BIBLE CLASS. 

Owing to the inability of Prof. Woodruff to be 
present the class did not meet Wednesday, Decem- 
ber 5th. The topic for the last meeting of the term, 
December 19th, is : The Passover and the Conver- 
sation with Nicodemus— (a) Johnii., 13-25; (&) John 
iii., 1-25. 

NOTES. 

Next term President Hyde will give a series of 
lectures on theological subjects which all towns- 
people, as well as students, are cordially invited to 
attend. These addresses will probably be given 
Tuesday evening in Lower Memorial Hall. Definite 
information, in regard to the nature of the lectures 
and the time of their occurrence, will be given soon. 

The Association, assisted by the Faculty, has 
succeeded in procuring the much-needed piano. 
The instrument is a Fischer square piano, in very 
good condition, and has thus far proved satisfac- 
tory in every respect. The Association appreciates 
the kindness of those who, by their efforts and by 



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their financial assistance, have made the piano a 
possibility. With the new instrument, with new 
books, which will be secured as soon as possible, 
and with a choir to lead, the singing will undoubt- 
edly be more of an attraction in the Association 
services. 

NOKTHFIELD ECHOES. 

Extracts from Mr. D. L. Moody's address on 
"The Prophet Nehemiah": 

" If you will take your stand for G-od, even if 
you stand alone, it will not be very long before you 
get other men to stand with you. I don't believe 
we shall have the right atmosphere in great universi- 
ties until we can get the young men who have back- 
bone enough to stand up against the thing they 
believe is wrong. If it is a custom, rooted and 
grounded in the university for a hundred years, 
never mind; you take your stand against it if you 
believe it is wrong." 

" The trouble nowadays is that it doesn't mean 
anything to some people to be a Christian. What 
we must have is a higher type of Christianity in 
this country. We must have a Christianity that 
has in it the principles of self-denial. We must 
deny ourselves. If you want power you must be 
separated." 

"Young men, if you want to be immortal get 
identified with God's work and pay no attention to 
what men outside say. A man who will take up 
God's work and work summer and winter right 
through the year, will have a harvest before the 
year is over, and the record of it will shine after he 
enters the other world." 




The November edition of 
the Maine Central contains 
many items of interest in respect to 
Bowdoin men in Bangor. Prominent 
in this issue are pictures of the residences 
of Franklin A. Wilson, '54, President of the 
Maine Central Railroad, and Frederick H. Appleton, 
'64; a picture of the Columbian Block owned by 
Dr. Thomas U. Coe, '57, and also sketches of Edward 
H. Blake (ex-77), Mayor of Bangor in 1890, and 



Hon. John A. Peters (Hon., '85), Chief Justice of 
the Supreme Court of Maine. 

In the series of lectures for the Portland Law 
Students' Club, Albert W. Bradbury, '60, Charles- 
F. Libby, '64, and Clarence Hale, '69, have delivered 
addresses. 

'44. — The estate of the late Horace Williams 
amounts to over $1,500,000 and, under the collat- 
eral inheritance law, some $40,000 as taxes will be- 
collected. This is one of the largest taxes which 
any estate in Maine has ever yielded. 

'60. — Judge Horace H. Burbank, who has served 
a four years' term as municipal judge in Saco, has- 
been honored with a re-appointment by Governor 
Cleaves. At the banquet of the Loyal Legion, 
held in Bangor, December 5th, a paper by Judge- 
Burbank on "A Sketch of Prison Life," was read. 

'62. — Dr. Henry Hastings Hunt, who died in 
Portland, November 30th, was born in Gorham, 
Me., July 7, 1842. He fitted for college at the- 
academy of his native town and, at 16'years of age, 
entered Bowdoin, where he graduated in 1862 with 
high honors. He immediately enlisted in the Fifth 
Maine Battery of Light Artillery, in which bis 
brother, Dr. Charles O. Hunt, '61, was lieutenant, 
and served continuously until the close of the War 
of the Rebellion. In 1867 he received a degree from 
the Medical School of Maine. In 1868 he estab- 
lished himself in Gorham, quickly achieving marked 
success, and lived here until 1882, when he moved 
to Portland and soon built up a very large practice. 
In 1884 he was elected to the chair of Physiology 
in Bowdoin College, but resigned in 1891 on account 
of ill health. He was a fellow of the American 
Academy of Medicine, and a member of the Maine 
Medical Association, the Grand Army of the Re- 
public, the Masonic Fraternity, and various other 
organizations. For more than a decade he was one 
of the visiting physicians to the Maine General 
Hospital. In 1887 he married Miss Gertrude Jewett, 
of Buffalo, N. Y., who survives him. Dr. Hunt 
was a type of the best class of physicians. His 
studious habits, his tireless patience, and his acute- 
ness of observation, combined with native ability 
of a high order and rare conscientiousness in the 
discharge of every duty, resulted in his becoming a 
practitioner of great learning and widely acknowl- 
edged skill. Dr. Hunt was a member of the Alpha 
Delta Phi Fraternity. 

75. — The report of the class secretary, Myles 
Standish, giving lives of members, regular and 
temporary, besides numerous statistics, was issued 
some time ago. Only three members have died, 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



195 



one of whom, however, did not graduate. Forty- 
five received degrees and sixteen were non-gradu- 
ates. Of the regular members the occupations are 
as follows: Law, 10; Medicine, 8; Education, 9;' 
Ministry, 3; Journalism, 2; Business, 1; Electric- 
ians, 2; Real Estate, 1; Stenography, 1; Photog- 
raphy, 1 ; Postal Service, 1. Temporary members- 
Law. 6; Medicine, 2; Education, 1; Journalism, 1; 
Business, 1; Planter, 1; Architecture, 1. Forty- 
seven of the regular and non-graduate members 
have married. The class baby is Ethel Sterling 
Osgood, daughter of Edward Sherburn Osgood, 
associate editor of the Portland Argus. 

76.— Alpheus Sauford was elected to the Bos- 
ton Board of Aldermen, December 11th. 

'78. — Prof. George E. Purington recently de- 
livered an address on " Hygienic Conditions in 
Schools and Homes," at Farmington. 

'82. — Edwin Upton Curtis was elected Tuesday, 
November 11th, Mayor of Boston by some 2,500 
majority. Boston ordinarily goes Democratic by 
five to ten thousand votes, and so Mr. Curtis's elec- 
tion is a big triumph, considering the large adverse 
vote which he overcame. A short account of Mr. 
Curtis's life was given in the last issue of the 
Orient, but the following, clipped from the Lewiston 
Journal, may prove interesting: " Mr. Edwin Upton 
Curtis, Republican candidate for Mayor of Boston, 
is well remembered at Farmington, where, during 
the years 1877-78 and '79, he was a student at the 
Little Blue Family School for boys, under the prin- 
cipalship of Prof. A. H. Abbott. This school seems 
to have developed prominent Republicans, for it 
was here that Hon. Joseph H. Manley, of Augusta, 
Me., chairman of the Republican National Execu- 
tive Committee, received his college preparatory 
education. It was years later, however, that the 
next Mayor of Boston came to this beautiful town, 
and to this renowned educational institution to 
obtain his college fit. On the train from Boston to 
Farmiugton, he met a young man who was also on 
his way to the Little Blue School. In some way 
they scraped an acquaintance on the cars, liked 
each other, found they were en route to the same 
destination, where each had three years of study 
before him, and before they reached Farmington 
had vowed an eternal friendship which has existed 
in a marked degree to this day. The young man 
was Will Reed, the son of a prominent Waldoboro, 
Me., shipbuilder and owner, for whom his father 
had named a ship which only lately met with dis- 
aster. The two young men were admirably fitted 



to be friends, and so fast friends did they become 
and so inseparable were they in everything that no 
one in Farmington ever spoke of Ed. Curtis or of 
Will Reed, but they were always known and re- 
ferred to as Curtis and Reed. Their three years at 
the Little Blue, and their four years in Bowdoin 
College saw this friendship continuing in all its 
early strength, and upon their graduation at Bruns- 
wick and entry into active life, it was continued in 
the formation, at Boston, of the great law firm 
of Curtis & Reed. Both Curtis and his chum, 
Reed, were athletic fellows, and, while in Farming- 
ton, made base-ball their specialty, playing on the 
Little Blue base-ball niue, and the triumphs of that 
nine, while they played upon it, form an interesting 
chapter in local base-ball history. But when they 
reached Bowdoin College they transferred their 
affections to boating, and through their course there 
were both on the "'Varsity Oar." A young Farm- 
ington matron, who was a debutante in the days 
when Curtis was at the Little Blue, says he was 
then what young women call " a very handsome 
young man." He was popular and sought after in 
Farmington society, and although young when he 
left town for Brunswick, had yet seen much society 
life. Arthur F. Belcher, Esq., the young Farming- 
ton lawyer, was a classmate of Edwin Upton Curtis 
in the class that graduated from Bowdoin College 
in 1882. Mr. Belcher speaks, in highest terms, of 
the manly qualities of his highly-honored classmate, 
and says that he was a hard and honest worker 
during his college course. Mr. Belcher had every 
means of thoroughly knowing Curtis, for in addition 
to being classmates, they belonged to the same col- 
lege secret society, the Delta Kappa Epsilon. He 
carried to his enlarged sphere of action at Bruns- 
wick the same commanding abilities and leadership 
of men that he had exercised amid the boys of 
Little Blue, and is now exercising in the rule of a 
great city." 

'83. — At the forty-second annual meeting of the 
Penobscot Medical Association, Dr. Arthur C. Gib- 
son was elected vice-president. 

'90.— William H. Hubbard was admitted to the 
New York bar last month. 

'93. — McCann has been installed pastor of the 
Congregational Church at Houlton, Me. 

'94. — Hinkley has secured a position with C. N. 
Barnard & Co., of Boston, Mass. 

'94. — Bryant has been elected principal of the 
Abbot High School, and began his duties Decem- 
ber 3d. 



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IN MEMORIAM. 

Alpha Delta Phi, Bowdoin Chapter, ? 
December 4, 1894. $ 

Henry Hastings Hunt, 

Born July 7, 1842. 
Died November 30, 1894. 
In the death of Dr. Henry Hastings Hunt the 
members of the Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta 
Phi have suffered a great loss. We lament the 
passing away of one who combined in a rare degree 
those qualities which mark the conscientious, wise, 
and skillful physician. 

As an honored professor on the Medical Faculty 
he ever showed those traits which inspire confi- 
dence, was modest in all his doings, and commanded 
the respect and love of all. 

The Chapter regrets the death of one so upright, 
so generous, a brother possessing the noblest attri- 
butes of human nature and ever devoted to the 
interests and welfare of our fraternity. 

Joseph Banks Roberts, 
Henry Wheeler Coburn, 
Robert Sidney Hagar, 

Committee for the Chapter. 



Book l^eviewg. 

(The College Woman, by Charles Franklin 
Thwing, LL.D., President of the College of Women 
of Western Reserve University. Published by the 
Baker & Taylor Co., 5 and 7 East Sixteenth Street, 
New York.) At first thought it would not seem 
that Bowdoin men would be much interested in 
this little volume, as this college never has been, 
and never will be, open to woman. But when we 
know that the author is a Maine man who gradu- 
ated from Harvard, that he has preached here 
in Brunswick, and has always had an interest in 
our college, we feel a deeper interest in the 
book than the title itself would inspire. Dr. 
Thwing has written several well-known books on 
college subjects, and is amply fitted by' experience 
to handle the subject he has here selected. The 
book is most charmingly written and the author 
deals in a systematic and intelligent manner with 
the higher education of woman. He has studied 



his subject thoroughly, and is earnest and sensible 
in his work. The book is a clear, just discussion of 
the question whether, in the first place, woman 
should have a college education, what sort of a 
course she should pursue, and how her health 
should be looked after; and, in the second place, 
what sort of a college is fitted to give her the best 
education, whether co-education, co-ordinate edu- 
cation, or separate education in colleges for women 
alone. He states fairly the reasons for and against 
each, but rather advocates co-ordinate education, 
by which, although in distinct colleges and separate 
class-rooms, they have the same professors, and 
common use of libraries, and the same administra- 
tion of justice. By this means, it is urged, the 
conventual seclusion of separate education is 
avoided ; and on the other hand, the rather too 
familiar intercourse at an impressionable age which 
co-education necessitates. The volume is a valu- 
able addition to the discussion of one of the most 
important questions of education. It contains one 
hundred and seventy pages and is prettily bound in 
crimson and gold. 

(Under Friendly Eaves, by Olive E. Dana. 
Published by Burleigh & Flynt, Augusta, Me.) 
The name of Miss Dana has been well known for 
several years in the literary world, and her circle 
of readers and admirers is rapidly widening. The 
sweet melody of her verse, the gentle charm of her 
stories, and the intelligence of her occasional 
articles and criticisms can only win her a high 
place among the authors of New England. This 
daintily gotten up holiday volume, which is just 
from the press, is of three hundred pages, and is 
a collection of twenty-two of her short stories. 
Simple tales of common New England people 
though they are, yet the grace of the style and the 
beauty of the thought win the reader at once, and 
when one of them is read all must be read. The 
pretty poem is worth quoting here, as showing the 
character of the book: 
Just as they came to me, I write them here — 
These homely tales of simple, friendly folk 
Whose hidden hearth-fires breathe the wreathed smoke 
That tells of home, warmth, love, when skies are drear. 
Whose tranquil faith and unstained virtue calm 
Life's fevered pulse like some familiar psalm. 
Who make us feel how royal goodness is, 
How worthless all men gather, lacking this: 
Who keep 'for us, despite Time's swift mischance, 
Our dear New England's best inheritance. 

It is a book that belongs to the home, and no 
home can have too many such books to be read and 
re-read around the evening fire. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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For two little girls in bloomers. 

— The Widow. 

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Trust him not, 
Division D. 

O let the Freshie skinning cold, 

Take care. 
The Fresh, is young, the Prof, is old, 

Beware! Beware! 

Trust him not, 

He's on to thee. 

His eagle eye is soft and brown, 

Take care. 
He glances up, puts zero down, 
€ Beware! Beware! 

Trust him not, 
He's " flunking " thee. 

Next week your card is by the stair, 

Take care. 
You'll get 1.5 till you work square, 

Beware! Beware 1 

Trust him not, 

He's fooling thee. — Ex. 

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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 23, 1895. 



No. 12. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

J. C. Minot, '96, Managing Editor. 

G. T. Okdway, '96, Assistant Managing Editor. 

EC. R. Blodgett, '96, Business Manager. 

B. L. Bryant, '95. A. L. Churchill, '95. 

H. W. Thayer, '95. J. T. Shaw, '95. 

A. G. Wiley, '95. H. H. Pierce, '96. 

J. B. Roberts, '95. C. W- Marston, '96. 



Per annum, in advance, $2.00. 

Single Copies 15 Cents. 

Extra copies can beobtained at the bookstores or on applica- 
tion to the Business Manager. 

Remittances should be made to the Business Manager. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Managing Editor. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he wishes to have appended. 

Contributions for Bowdoin Verse Department should be 
sent to Box 791, Brunswick, Me. 

Personal items should be sent to Box 138, Brunswick, Me. 



Entered at the Post -Office at Br 



'ick aa Second-Class Mail Matter . 



Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 



CONTENTS. 
Vol. XXIV., No. 12.— January 23, 1895. 

Editorial Notes 199 

One Night's Adventure 201 

Bowdoin Alumni of New York, 203 

Taste for Reading 203 

Foot-Ball Is Not Brutal, 204 

Bowdoin Verse: 

Reunion Verses, 205 

On and On, 206 

The Unwritten Scroll, . ". 206 

December 31, 1894, 206- 

Those Fine Distinctions, 206 

Collegii Tabula, 207 

Y. M. C A., 210 

Personal, 210 

Book Reviews 212 

College World, 213 




The Orient is glad to welcome the 
medical students back to Bowdoin again, 
and to greet as new friends the half hundred 
members of the entering class. Much closer 
than in former years are now the ties between 
the college proper and the medical depart- 
ment, and the union of athletic interests 
will bind them closer still. We are all 
Bowdoin men, and as such have common 
inheritances, interests, aims, and responsi- 
bilities. The medical year opens a month 
earlier this year than it has in the past. It 
is not improbable that before long the 
medical students will be here in the fall. 



TT7HE Maine Legislature is now in session 
■*■ at Augusta, and, as usual, Bowdoin is 
in the lead in the matter of representation 
in this body. Ten other colleges are repre- 
sented there, but old Bowdoin's sons are 
three times as numerous as those of any 
other college or university. In the Senate 
there are Hon. George M. Seiders, '72, of Port- 
land, the presiding officer of the body; Hon. 
George W. Stone, of Jay, also of the class of 
72; and Hon. John F. Hill, of Augusta, Med- 
ical, '77. In the House there are Stanley Plum- 
mer, '67, of Dexter; Frank A. Floyd, '73, of 
Brewer; Seth L. Larrabee, '75, of Portland; 
Arthur W. Merrill, '87, of Portland; and 
Clarence A. Peaslee, Medical, '83, of Wiscas- 



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set. Among the first State officials to be 
elected by the Dew Legislature were Hon. 
Nicholas Fessenden, '68, as Secretary of 
State ; and Hon. Frederick A. Powers, '75, 
as Attorney-General, both of whom have 
ably filled these high positions in previous 
terms. As a matter of course, Hon. William P. 
Frye, '50, that eloquent orator and brilliant 
statesman, is unanimously returned for 
another term in the U. S. Senate. Thus, 
those who have received their higher educa- 
tion in the old college of the whispering 
pines, are filling the highest places in the 
service of their State, and are winning addi- 
tional honors to crown the brow of their 
loved Alma Mater. 



FOR several reasons the proposed two 
weeks' trip of the Glee Club, over the 
State in February, has been given up. While 
this trip would have been very pleasant for 
the members and, with a glee club of such 
unusual excellence as we now have, would 
have been a good thing for the college, still 
there are other things to consider, and it is 
perhaps better that this long trip should be 
given up and that several shorter trips, which 
will not take the members away from their 
college work for so long a time, shall be 
made in its stead. It is well also to have as 
little uncertainty as possible concerning 
financial results. 



IN these days of "combines" why not form 
one for the worthy purpose of encourag- 
ing more tidiness and cleanliness around the 
college dormitories? There is need enough 
of this reform at any time of the year, but 
it seems more pressing in the winter season 
when we see the white snow covered with 
ashes, soot, and other refuse thrown from 
the windows. The ash heaps may be neces- 
sary evils during the winter term, but these 
other evils are far from necessary. It might 
be well, we think, for the college authorities 



to start this reform movement and set a 
good example to the students in the line of 
tidiness. It is not a pleasing sight to see 
the snow for yards around a dormitory black 
with soot from chimneys and funnels re- 
cently cleaned out, as was the case at Win- 
throp Hall the first of the term. Neither 
are unclean windows and floors in recitation 
rooms inspiring to students or pleasing to 
visitors. Of course perfection in this line 
is difficult of attainment, as indeed it is in 
any line, but a much higher degree of per- 
fection can easily be obtained by a little 
more effort and thoughtfulness on the part 
of each of us. 



]I?HE Orient congratulates the student 
^- body on the opportunity of attending 
the series of lectures of theological subjects 
which President Hyde has kindly consented 
to give this winter under the auspices of the 
Y. M. C. A. Those who fail to attend are 
denying themselves a rare privilege, and are 
sure to regret their action. The first lecture 
was announced for Tuesday evening, Janu- 
ary 22d, in Lower Memorial. Not only the 
students but the public generally is cor- 
dially invited. 



"TV THAT fools these mortalsbe!" remarked 
** Puck once on a time. Perhaps if he 
had been on the Bowdoin campus last week 
and witnessed the lively contest over offices 
in the various athletic associations, the ex- 
citement, the scheming, the animosities 
aroused, and the methods employed, he 
would have made a more emphatic exclama- 
tion. But the Orient has no intention of 
preaching a sermon- or delivering an invec- 
tive on this subject. Scolding does no good, 
or a reformation in college elections would 
have been made here long ago. We all 
know, without being told, that the best in- 
terests of the college, the prosperity of ath- 
letics, and our own self-respect demand that 



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201 



all these elections be carried on openly, 
fairly, and honestly, without "combine," 
traffic of votes, or other an manly measures, 
and yet, when the day of election arrives, 
it is far too generally the ease that we all 
get mad, stab our friends in the back, forget 
the highest good of the college and the 
wish of the better element in a desire to 
help some single faction or individual, and 
say and do a hundred things that we are 
ashamed of and deeply regret a little later. 
And then everything calms down and we 
are all the best of friends — until another 
election calls us to Lower Memorial again. 
What can be done about it? Let each indi- 
vidual and each faction answer. We are 
doing more harm to our college interests 
and ourselves than we can realize. The 
complaint is an old one, and the prospect of 
permanent improvement is anything but 
bright. We are all to blame, and the ref- 
ormation must be made by all. Each year, 
or several times a year, the Orient, as the 
college paper, has to make. these humiliating 
admissions, and has to appeal to Bowdoin 
men to be worthy their name, to be true to 
their manhood on college election days as 
well as on others, and to make these occa- 
sions creditable to our noble institution and 
not so often occasions of disgrace and harm 
to our athletic interests. May the remain- 
ing athletic elections and the coming class 
elections be in agreeable contrast to the 
recent general athletic elections. 



taken. But the system must be universal 
to be entirely successful in a college, and to 
be universal it must be compulsory. Bow- 
doin's system of compulsory class work in 
the gymnasium has become widely known 
for its efficiency, and has been extensively 
copied by other institutions." It may be 
good mental exercise to think up excuses 
for gymnasium cuts, but this is gained at 
the expense of health and physique, and it 
is humiliating for the inventor to find him- 
self with a condition to make up in the 
spring. Four hours a week are all too little 
to spend in systematic gymnasium work, and 
no college man can afford to neglect this 
exercise. 



JUHERE is often a tendency among students 
-■■ who are blind to their own interests to 
regard the compulsory gymnasium work of 
the winter term as something to be slighted 
at every chance, or even to be neglected 
entirely if possible. Perhaps it is the word 
"compulsory" which frightens this class, for 
none can deny the benefits and pleasures of 
systematic gymnasium work during the sea- 
son when so little out-of-door exercise is 



One Night's Adventure. 

TN an unfrequented quarter of a certain 
*• New England village there once stood a 
gloomy structure known to the inhabitants 
of the town by the romantic appellation, "the 
haunted house." Travellers passing the place 
late at night, reported that the most hideous of 
shrieks rent the air, while, from time to time, 
supernatural figures flitted by the windows. 
Our elders scoffed at the idea of ghosts, yet, 
strange to relate, made no attempt to inves- 
tigate these rumors; and thus, through ne- 
glect, the haunted house became a weather- 
beaten ruin. 

I was then a lad of fifteen, and, being 
possessed of a love of adventure, I conceived 
the brilliant idea of dispelling all delusions 
by passing a night in this haunted house. 
Accordingly, I made known this daring .proj- 
ect to a boon companion, and together we 
determined to put my plan into execution. 

The evening agreed upon for our adven- 
ture was extremely cold; the snow lay all 
about in deep drifts, and the wind howled 
most dismally. It was the very night a 
spectre would love. Early in the evening, 
we succeeded in escaping from our homes 
without detection, and were soon hastening 



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toward our destination. At length we 
reached the haunted house, and then it was 
that we experienced a feeling akin to fear, 
but resolutely conquering all like emotions, 
we cautiously opened the outer door and 
stepped softly within. The very silence of 
the place was oppressive, and, as we began 
a tour of inspection, the sound of our foot- 
steps, echoing through the halls, increased 
our. terror. We selected the pleasantest of 
the rooms in which to pass the night, and, 
wrapped in our thick coats, commenced our 
long vigil. 

Slowly the moments passed, and yet no 
apparition appeared. It was now nearly 
midnight, when suddenly the awful silence 
was broken by the measured tread of ap- 
proaching footsteps. Involuntarily I sprang 
to my feet, and stood nearly paralyzed with 
fear. My companion, whose quick eye had 
detected a place of refuge, extinguished the 
light, and literally dragged me across the 
room to the welcome protection of a closet. 
We were none too soon; the object of our 
terror was already entering the room. 
Scarcely had our spectral visitor made his 
entrance, when he was joined by others, and, 
from the babel of tongues which followed, it 
seemed, to my imagination, that the place 
was alive with ghosts. 

For some time we remained in abject 
terror, till, at last, curiosity overcame fear, 
and I applied my eye to the key-hole. 
What I saw quickly banished all alarm, for, 
seated within the room, were not only 
human beings, but persons with whom I 
was acquainted. My first impulse was to 
proclaim our presence, but, knowing that our 
visitors did not bear the best of reputations, 
and my suspicion being aroused by certain 
words uttered in their conversation, I de- 
cided to remain in concealment. What we 
heard need not be repeated here. Suffice it 
to say that we discovered that the haunted 
house was a rendezvous of disreputable char- 



acters, who, for the past few years, had been 
committing depredations in the village. To- 
night, it was their intention to rob the vil- 
lage bank, of which my father was cashier, 
and to leave their booty here until the affair 
had "blown over." It was agreed that two 
of them should commit the burglary, while 
the other two remained behind to guard the 
premises. 

No words of mine can express my feel- 
ings as I listened to this plot. I was already 
endeavoring to form some plan by which I 
could prevent this robbery, when the two 
selected for the deed departed. Scarcely 
had they disappeared, when those who re- 
mained hastily left the room on some pretext. 
We fully realized that our time had come. 
Opening the door, we crept stealthily out of 
the room, and along the hall, till we reached 
the door by which we had entered the build- 
ing. Already the robbers could be heard in 
the hall above. In a frenzy I turned the 
knob, but the door would not yield to my 
efforts. Then the awful truth dawned upon 
me— we were prisoners in the haunted house. 

Nearer and nearer approached our cap- 
tors. My companion, beckoning me to fol- 
low, dashed hastily toward a window, and, 
with almost herculean strength, seized the 
sash. The frame, weakened by the wintry 
gales, did not resist, but fell with a crash to 
the ground. In far less time than it requires 
to wiite it, we leaped through the open space 
and disappeared in the darkness. Probably 
the robbers attributed the destruction of the 
window to the ferocity of the storm. At 
any rate, we were not pursued. Along the 
drifted road we hastened, while every moment 
seemed to me an eternity. Though well- 
nigh breathless, we did not pause till my 
home was reached. Our story was soon told, 
and then, exhausted by running and over- 
come by terror, I fainted. 

The result of our escapade was afterward 
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father, reaching the bank too late to prevent 
the burglary, proceeded to the haunted house, 
where they succeeded not only in capturing 
the robbers, but also in recovering the stolen 
property. 

Some years have passed since that event- 
ful evening, but whenever I behold the 
haunted house I cannot repress a shudder 
at the fate which might have befallen us on 
that night's adventure. 



Bowdoin Alumni of New York. 
TTBOUT forty members of the Bowdoin 
I *■ Alumni Association of New York, rep- 
resenting graduates of the college from 1848 
to 1892, held the twenty-fifth annual dinner 
of the Association in New York, Wednes- 
day night, January 9th. Before the dinner 
a business meeting was held and the follow- 
ing officers were elected: Rev. Newman. 
Smyth, President; GeiwJ^L^ Chamberlai n. 
Hon. John Goodenow, William J. Curtis, Dr. 
Lucie n Howe, and De Alva S. Alexander, 
Vice-Presidents; Lincoln A. Rogers, Corre- 
sponding Secretary; Dr. F. H. Dillingham, 
Secretary and Treasurer; and Gen. Thomas 
H. Hubbard, William A. Abbott, Willis R. 
Tenney, Frederick G. Dow, H. W. Grindal, 
George F. Moulton, P. P. Simmons, and G. 
F. Harriman, Executive Committee. The 
dinner was presided over by William A. 
Abbott, who opened the evening by reading 
a poem written for the occasion by Isaac 
McLellan of Greenpoiut, the sole survivor 
of the Class of 1826. After the dinner, 
speeches were made by Prof. H. L. Chap- 
man, Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, Gen. 
Thomas H. Hubbard and others. 



Taste for Reading. 

WE have here at Old Bowdoin nearly all 
the advantages that can be obtained 
at the larger universities and colleges of this 
country. In some respects we possess advan- 
tages which they do not. To some, they 



may not seem to be advantages, but by the 
average student they are recognized as such. 
Who can say that the pure, quiet air, the 
gentle aroma from the pines, did not arouse 
and stimulate the poetic nature of Longfel- 
low, did not soften the brooding spirit of 
Hawthorne, and did not bring to the mind 
of our own Kellogg the stirring scenes of 
boys' life which he has depicted for us? 
Granted that they did, then does not Bow- 
doin, from her situation, have an advantage 
over some of our city colleges? From this 
cpuietness, we have the opportunity of culti- 
vating the taste for reading. There is noth- 
ing here to distract, to call us away from 
our books. We have a library of over 50,- 
000 volumes which is open many hours of 
the week, and which has what one might 
call an inexhaustible supply of what is good 
in the reading world. 

We need recreation from our hard mental 
work. It can be found in a good book. If 
we need rest from violent physical exertion, 
it can be obtained in the library. The one 
resource from all kinds of hard labor, whether 
mental or manual, is the taste for reading. 

Reading is such a rational recreation. It 
not only rests the mind and body of the 
reader, but furnishes the imagination with 
many picturesque images and substantial 
ideas, which can be followed out or stored 
up for future use. Ideas can be obtained 
from most books which will give to the 
reader practical suggestions. 

A good book stirs one up and drives 
away listlessness and that inattention to 
work that often follows too incessant applica- 
tion on one subject. It excludes temptation 
by arousing in the reader an intense desire 
to follow some prescribed course in reading, 
and thereby keeps him from the tempter. 
It lightens labor. Moreover, reading not 
only gives occupation at odd moments, but 
also introduces a man into friendships of the 
choicest nature — the wisest, the best, and the 



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worthiest of all time; and from the inter- 
course with such minds he learns what is 
grandest from the best masters. All this is 
elevating and ennobling. Such society has 
a world of worth in it. 

Reading is not a thing that is for the 
few; it is for everybody. All can find in it 
something to suit their particular taste — 
instruction, incident, stories of adventure, 
scenes from nature and from human life, 
grand and beautiful as they are — and in all 
is there that which will increase the store of 
knowledge, stimulate the imagination, and 
purify the sentiments. No one need go beg- 
ging for something to read ; it is here, there, 
and everywhere in exhaustless quantities — 
thousands of books, magazine and newspaper 
articles. Not only for your own pleasure 
should you read, but your reading is a source 
of happiness to those about you. It prompts 
and enriches conversation. 

Knowing that reading can do all these 
things and produce good results, too numer- 
ous to mention, why not avail ourselves of 
the large and well-stocked library at our 
command and if ever, in later life, we are 
without the time or opportunity to read 
much, then we can congratulate ourselves 
that while in college we read much and 
became acquainted with what is best in 
human thought and action. Visit the library 
and browse about for a time until that part 
of your nature is aroused and you fairly 
love to read. 



Foot-Ball Is Not Brutal. 

TTTO those who know anything about the 
■*• great college sport of foot-ball the above 
statement is as unnecessary as it is to tell 
the astronomer that the moon is not made of 
green cheese. But there are those people, 
and they constitute no small class, who have 
acquired strangely distorted ideas on this 
subject; and there are writers in nearly all 



the papers who direct their choicest sarcasm 
and most elaborate hyperbole against a sport 
of which they are almost always totally igno- 
rant. In refreshing contrast are recent arti- 
cles in the Philadelphia Ledger and New York 
Sun in manly and sensible defense of the great 
college game. The extracts and abstracts 
from these which constitute this article will 
be interesting reading to all interested in 
athletics : 

To many who merely watch the big college 
games and know very little of the science necessary 
to complete nearly every play, the pastime of kick 
and tackle has its brutal features. To those who 
have been college students, have played the game 
themselves, and are constantly making a study of it, 
there is no such thing as brutality. Nearly all the 
hue and cry against college foot-ball this season was 
duo to one game, the Yale-Harvard struggle at 
Springfield, which, owing to the "heedlessness" of 
the officials, developed at times into more than an 
ordinary foot-ball contest between young men of 
good breeding. If the Springfield game was not 
calculated to promote the best interests of foot-ball, 
college men argue that the sport was proven to be 
clean by the big match at Trenton between Prince- 
ton and Pennsylvania, the game between Pennsyl- 
vania and Cornell, the Harvard-Pennsylvania 
battle on Thanksgiving Day, and the Yale-Prince- 
ton contest at the Manhattan Field on December 
1st. In none of these games was there a single 
instance of brutal slugging or "doing up" one's 
opponent. 

Foot-ball is distinctively a college game, and 
should be made such. It is not a pastime to be 
indulged in without preparation, thought, and study; 
therefore, what is the most scientific game ever 
played by the well-trained collegian may be a harm- 
ful one to those ignorant of its details, and unpre- 
pared, both mentally and physically, for its emer- 
gencies. 

What seems to the uninitiated spectator a terri- 
ble or almost a fatal fall is scarcely noticed by the 
collegian, who has developed the most rugged con- 
stitution through months of training. Still, let the 
bank clerk or the small boy go out to play the game 
on a holiday afternoon, and the same fall will lay 
him up and be reported as one of the casualties of 
a brutal sport. It is from such games that foot- 
ball receives its reputation as a brutal sport, and 
quite unfairly, too, for, as previously stated, at the 



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colleges where the game is properly handled there 
are very few casualties. 

One of the arguments used against foot-ball is 
that it is not a scientific game, but to the initiated it 
is not necessary -to show the intricate moves of the 
gridiron; how every signal means a different com- 
bination of eleven men ; how the mind of the captain 
rules every movement ; that each player has a hun- 
dred things to' remember; the instructions and 
study of months must be put iu operation when 
there is no time to stop to consider, and how a sea- 
son's foot-ball is nothing more nor less than a few 
months of study, of strategy, and scientific con- 
certed movements, and that brute strength never 
wins against head work. 

Colonel O. H. Ernst, the superintendent 
of the United States Military Academy, de- 
clares that the effect upon those playing is 
not injurious to scholarship, that it is an aid 
to discipline, and that it is not a brutal 
sport. 

With the present discussion going on it 
might be well to call the attention of those 
who are inimieable to foot-ball to the report 
of a committee formed a year ago to investi- 
gate the charge that the game was brutal. 
The committee consisted of James W. Alex- 
ander, President of the University Club of 
New York, Rev. Joseph H. Twitchell of 
the Yale Corporation, ex-Judge Henry E. 
Howland, Rev. Endicott Peabody of Groton 
School, Prof. Robert Bacon, and Walter 
Camp. Here is the substance of their report: 

We find that the almost unanimous opinion of 
those who have played the game of foot-ball at Har- 
vard, Yale, and Princeton during the last eighteen 
years is that it has been of marked benefit to them, 
both in the way of general physical development 
and mental discipline; also, that they regard the 
injuries sustained as generally unimportant and far 
outweighed by the benefits. We find that the same 
is true in regard to the players of the University of 
Pennsylvania, so far as we have received replies. 

Letters were sent by this committee to every 
man who has ever played on a Harvard, Princeton, 
and Yale team since the introduction of the Rugby 
game in 1876, to every player on the college teams 
of 1893, and to every school which had a team. 
The result was that over a thousand answers were 



received, showing that out of 337 players from Har- 
vard, Yale, and Princeton, from 1876 to 1893 inclu- 
sive. 328 considered themselves benefited, three 
thought they were injured, two failed to reply, and 
four considered that it had no effect on them, good 
or bad. Of 359 players from other colleges during 
the year (1893), 357 considered themselves benefited, 
one thought he was injured, and one saw no effect. 
As to the mental effect of the game, of 337 
Yale, Harvard, and Prinecton players, 320 consid- 
ered themselves benefited, two thought the game 
had a bad effect, thirteen saw no effect whatever, 
while two failed to answer. Of 359 men who had 
played on other college teams, 343 considered them- 
selves benefited mentally, seven thought the effect 
bad, eight were undetermined, and one thought 
there was no effect. 

Now is it- not fair to think that those who 
know, by experience, something about foot- 
ball, are better judges of these things than 
those who are ignorant of its principles and 
practices? The latter class contains almost 
every person who is an enemy of the game. 



Bowdoirp ^)ep§e. 



Reunion Verses. 

[Verses written by Isaac McLellan, the only surviving member 
of the Class of 1S-26, in his eighty-ninth year, for the meeting of 
the alumni of Bowdoin College, in New York City, January, 1895.] 

We, children of old Bowdoin dear, 

Assemble at our Mater's feet, 

Receiviug benedictions kind, 

As here in friendly group we meet ; 

With loving hearts we here recall- 

The early days in life's new race, 

All sharing her caresses sweet, 

Her warm, affectionate embrace. 

We here recall the scenes we lov'd, 

The rambles thro' the piny woods, 

By Androscoggin's verdant shores, 

Her Paradise of solitudes ; 

The day-dawns with their summonings; 

The evening shades when tasks were o'er; 

The chimings of the chapel bell, 

That bade the students to adore ; 

The sports upon the campus plain, 

The struggles in athletic games ; 

The glories of Commencement Day, 

The rivals greeted with acclaims. 



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Now we recall with heart-felt love 
Our Presidents, our teachers dear, 
Allen and Woods and Packard kind, 
Cleavelancl, the darling of the year, 
Upham, that cheer'd our young career. 
All these learn'd guardians of our youth 
Still live in memory enshrined, 
Who lov'd, instructed us in love, 
So good, benevolent, and kind. 
And we who still remain in life, ' 
Par traveled in this later day, 
Linger to sorrow o'er the dead, 
Our college brethren, pass'd away ! 
Once they were full of joyous glee, 
Healthful and happy at our side; 
But now, alas, their life is o'er, 
The silent grave their ashes hide. 
Geeenpoet, L. I. 


December 31,1 894. 
i. 

All day the clouds, 

Like shrouds, 

Have wrapped the earth. 

No mirth 

Is there to-day. 

We say 

The year is dead ; 

That it has fled 

With all it brought 

Of deed and thought. 

In silence down 

The snow-flakes fall 

O'er field and town — 

The Old Year's pall. 

With heart of lead 

In grief we pause, 


On and On. 

My daughter's on her dignity, 
My son is on the sea, 
While I am on a howling lark, 
And my wife is on— to me. 


Because 

A year is dead. 

ii. 
To-morrow morn 
Is born 
Another year. 
Then cheer 
Will once more reign. 
Again 

Will skies be bright, 
And hearts be light. 
Then bells will riug, 
Glad voices sing. 
The gloomy thought, 
The pain, the dread, 
To-day has brought 
Will then be fled. 
To-morrow morn 
In joy we'll pause, 
Because 
A year is born. 


The Unwritten Scroll. 

A dainty scroll, all pure and white, 
You have kindly sent to me, 
Whereon the record I may write 
Of the year that is to be. 

But the hand of Fate, unseen, unknown, 
Is the one that holds the pen; 
I know the tale of the year now flown 
But the next is beyond my ken. 

Not now can I write, as you ask of me, 
The tale of the coming days; 
My eyes are weak ; I cannot see 
Through the darkness and the haze. 


But I ask of you, maid most fair, 
Let the tale be writ by you; 
For you can write my future there 
Far better than I can do. 


Only three of Harvard's team will be ineligible 
next year. 

Brown has drawn up a new constitution, consoli- 
dating the management of all the athletic teams 


Those Fine Distinctions. 

"The Adams House?" a stranger asked, 
Arrived from over seas. 
Keplied a youth, "Good sir, in sooth, 
'Tis Adams' house up to the roof, 
But then, you see, 'tis Eaves." 


in one person. 

An attempt is being made to establish a Phi 
Beta Kappa Fraternity in Syracuse. Syracuse now 
has a differential marking system, and as a number 
of her Faculty are old Phi Beta Kappa men, -it is 
highly probable that they will effect an organiza- 
tion and gain admission to the Fraternity. 



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The beginning of the term sees 
a change in the proprietors of the 
bookstore, Robinson and Lynch suc- 
ceeding Hicks. The new firm propose 
to do a rushing business. 

Dana, '94, was iu town recently. 

Baker, '96, is out for a few weeks. 

Cleaves and Morrell, '98, have left college. 

Preble, '98, is out teaching for a long term. 

Colds have been epidemic through the college. 

Oakes, '96, is in Jacksonville, Fla., for the winter. 

Kimball, '95, came back to college last Saturday. 

Eastman, '96, is in the South for a month or 
more. 

Mitchell, '96, is out for a time, teaching school 
in Newport. 

Warreu, '96, visited in Hartford, Conn., during 
the vacation. 

Bates, '96, passed the holidays in New Haven 
with his uncle. 

Pettengill, '81, was the guest of friends in col- 
lege last week. 

Parker, '97, has returned to college after an 
absence of a term. 

Professor Little and family spent the vacation 
in Braintree, Mass. 

Dewey, '95, was in charge of the Art Building 
through the vacation. 

Bradbury, '96, is with his class again, after a 
long term of teaching. 

Several of the students have been attending 
dances in Lewiston lately. 

Ridley, ex-'93, has joined the Seniors and will 
finish his course with them. 

There is an unusual amount of musical talent 
among the new medical students. 

C lough, '96, has been playing the organ in chapel 
during the absence of Baxter, '98. 

Russell, '97, has again taken a' school, planning 
to come back the last of this term. 



Sturgis, '98, who has been sick for two months 
or more, is expected back next week. 

The students missed "Charley's Aunt," which 
was in Town Hall during the vacation. 

Kyos, '96, has been sick at home for the past 
two weeks, but is reported much better. 

Another fire in Bath. But it was not known in 
Brunswick in time for the students to attend. 

The Senior German course is very popular this 
term. Several have joined the class very recently. 

Professor Mitchell's class in Logic have been 
debating in class, preparing written parts before- 
hand. 

Mr. Emery has charge of the Junior theme work 
this term. The themes will be upon economic 
subjects. 

Libby and Pessenden, '96, are clerking in the 
Secretary of State's office for the session of the 
legislature. 

The Juniors are learning the holds and breaks 
of wrestling in addition to their regular work in 
single sticks. 

College politics caused much excitement on the 
campus last week, but all is harmonious and pleas- 
ant once more. 

The Junior division in Physics are studying 
Electricity this term, using both the text-book and 
laboratory practice. 

Dances have been rather numerous in Bruns- 
wick and her suburbs, and have been well attended 
by Bowdoin men. 

The colored whistler, Professor Baker, held 
forth to the students at the Reading-Room the first 
week of the term. 

Dunning, ex-special, is seen on the campus fre- 
quently. He represents the Portland Exjiress at 
Augusta this winter. 

Ordway, '96, who has been manager of the Glee 
and Banjo Clubs, resigned last week and Ward, '96, 
was elected to the office. 

Gardner, '98, with a sprained ankle, and E. E. 
Spear, '98, with sprained wrists, have been taking a 
vacation from gym. work. 

Senior chemistry has a fairly large number of 
students who have been spending the first week of 
the term in preparing their desks for work. 

The wandering minstrels gave a concert in South 
Appleton during examination week of last term, 
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The new Science Building is a great conveni- 
ence to the Chemistry classes. Formerly there has 
not been room for the Medicals and the Seniors and 
Juniors. 

Thursday, the twenty-fourth of January, has 
been set apart as the day of prayer for colleges, and 
will be observed by cessation of recitations during 
the day. 

Recent decisions have been made in the Cali- 
fornia courts which make more bright the prospect 
of Bowdoin's soon coming - into possession of her 
legacies there. 

The Junior chemists are working on gases this 
term, lectures one week and laboratory work the 
next. The gases are somewhat destructive of 
apparatus, so they say. 

Professor Chapman was iu New York week 
before last, where ho took part iu the exercises of 
the annual meeting of the New York Bovvdoiu 
Alumni Association. 

The following Seniors have been appointed to 
take part in the '68 prize speaking : A. L. Churchill, 
L. C. Hatch, G. B. Mayo, H. W. Thayer, G. C. 
Webber, and E. R. Woodbury. 

Professor Woodruff has three men in his third 
year Greek. The division are reading selections 
from the Attic Orators and studying the history of 
the beginnings of Greek Prose. 

The Junior Class held the first of the proposed 
assemblies last Tuesday evening in the Court Room. 
A very pleasant dance and one that augurs well 
for the success of the coming hops was enjoyed. 

One week of the new term the college swam, 
and the next it skated about the campus, and 
though one was a drier method of locomotion it 
would be hard to tell which was the more pleasant. 

The border has been placed around Vedder's 
picture in the Art Building. Like the other two it 
is of gold, but of a somewhat more prominent pat- 
tern. On a scroll at the top is the one word " Rome.') 

The Snow-Shoe Club should begin to have runs. 
Last year it gained a good membership and held 
several enjoyable meetiugs. As soon as good snow- 
shoeing comes the club will probably commence 
meeting. 

Mr. Putnam, who lectured in Memorial Hall, 
Tuesday, gave a short talk to the Seniors in Polit- 
ical Economy in the morning. He spoke on the 
money question, referring especially to proposed 
legislation. 



The base-ball squad are in earnest practice un- 
der Captain Fairbanks. The squad is large; thir- 
teen Freshmen are taking the drill, also several 
Medics. The outlook is bright for a good team for 
next season. 

They say that the young men of Bath have 
formed a Bachelor's Club, and the Bath papers 
have it that it is in self-defense — forced upon them 
by the popularity of the Bowdoin boys among Bath 
young ladies. 

Last Saturday's Lewiston Journal had an able 
article on the distinguished sons of Bowdoin in 
Washington. No college in the land can show a 
brighter roll of names. The annual meeting of the 
Washington alumni is being arranged for. 

Cony, '80, was on the campus recently. He is 
now one of the leading business men of Augusta 
and is the Maine representative of the New England 
Adamant Company of Boston, whose superior sub- 
stitute for common wall-plaster he is introducing 
with great success. 

In an editorial in a recent copy of the Dartmouth 
some very appreciative words are spoken of Profes- 
sor Carleton (Bowdoin, '93), the popular gymnasium 
instructor. Tn his class drills and general methods 
he follows closely the system in which Bowdoin has 
won so high a name. 

Some of the Maine and Boston papers published 
ridiculously exaggerated stories of the alleged food- 
poisoning case at Mrs. Kaler's eating club last term. 
The affair was much comiueuted on throughout the 
State, although here it aroused very little excite- 
ment and was not taken very seriously. 

The terrible New Year's accident at Bath in 
which Miss Patten lost her life, and Miss Harvey 
and Mr. Thompson, '94, were seriously injured, was 
heard of with deep sorrow by Bowdoin students. 
Many in college were acquainted with all the parties 
and the news came as a personal blow. 

President Hyde commenced on Tuesday evening 
a course of six lectures on the " Outlines of Theol- 
ogy." They are to be held under the auspices of 
the Y. M. C. A., in Lower Memorial, on successive 
Tuesday evenings. Last Tuesday his subject was 
the "Person of Christ." As all who have heard 
President Hyde on topics of this kind well know, 
the lecture was very fine. 

At a meeting of the Foot- Ball Association, held 
early iu the term, the constitution presented last 
December was accepted with but one change, in the 
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section now reads, "a substitute shall be a player 
who has played in one whole 'varsity game, or in 
parts of two 'varsity games." 

The first themes of the term were due Wednes- 
day, January 23d. The following subjects are for 
those Juniors who do not take Political Economy, 
and the Sophomores : Should suffrage in the 
United States be limited by an educational qualifi- 
cation? A description of a Christmas celebration 
in a country town. Stevenson's " Dr. Jekyll and 
Mr. Hyde." 

George Haven Putnam, the New York publisher, 
delivered a lecture on " Books and Book Makers of 
the Early Middle Ages," a week ago Tuesday. He 
spoke very interestingly and on facts generally new 
to his listeners. He traced the origin and preser- 
vation of the present-day manuscript copies of the 
classics. Mr. Putnam spoke to a small but very 
appreciative audience. 

Rev. Mr. Cummings, '84, of Saco, gave a very 
interesting address, the first Sunday afternoon of 
the term, on " Missions." Mr. Cummings was 
seven years in Burmah, working almost alone 
among 300,000 people. His account of the different 
people and the condition and outlook for missions 
was well worth listening to. He has presented to 
the college a statue of Budda, which is to be placed 
in the art collection. 

An orchestra has been formed in the college. 
Several years have passed since the last one died, 
and the college has missed such an organization a 
great deal at public speakings and student gather- 
ings. The players have many of them had experi- 
ence in orchestras, and all are good musicians. 
The following is the provisional make-up: Illes, 
Medical, and White, '98, first violin; Crawford, '95, 
and Haskell, '95, second violins; Holmes, '97, clari- 
net; Ingraham, '95, viola; French, '95, 'cello; 
Coggan, '97, cornet; Gardner, '98, trombone; Mur- 
phy, double bass. Illes was elected leader, and 
Crawford, manager. The students will surely wel- 
come this new organization and give it their hearty 
support. 

Wednesday last, three of the college associa- 
tions, the Boating Association, the Foot-Ball Asso- 
ciation, and the General Athletic Association met 
and elected officers. The full list was elected, with 
exception of foot-ball manager, for whom there was 
no choice. Last year's manager, Stetson, '95, 
reported that the association would come out very 
nearly even on the season's expenses. A vote of 
thanks was tendered him by the association. 



The following are the officers-elect of the three 
associations: Boating— President, Minot, '96; Vice- 
President, Foster, '96; Treasurer, Professor Moody ; 
Secretary, Home, '97; Commodore, Dennison, '95; 
Directors, Hull, '97; Pettengill and Lynch, '98. 
Foot-Ball— President, Willard, '96; Vice-President, 
Mitchell, '96; Secretary and Treasurer, Hagar, '97; 
Assistant Manager, Holmes, '97; Directors, Haines 
and Cook, '97 ; E. E. Spear, '98. General Athlet- 
ics—President, Blodgett, '96; Vice-President, Has- 
kell, '96; Secretary and Treasurer, Morse, '97; 
Manager, Robinson, '96; Directors, Smith and Ward, 
'96; Lord, '97, and Pierce, '98. Kimball, '95, was 
elected captain of the field and track-athletic team. 
The Sophomore prize speaking, that took place 
on the last Thursday evening of the Fall Term, was 
one of the best attended and most successful speak- 
ings held for a number of years. The delivery of 
all the contestants was worthy of a good deal of 
praise. The judges were Prof. Chapman, Prof. 
Robinson, and Rev. Mr. Dale. M. Sumner Coggan 
was awarded first prize, the second being given to 
William Frye White. The programme was as fol- 
lows: 
The First Settler's Story.— Carleton. 

Donald Baxter McMillan. 
The Miser's Punishment.— Osborn. M. Sumner Coggan. 
Heroes of the Land of Penn.— Lippard. 

John Wilbur Condon. 
The Clock's Story.— Anon. Harry Maxwell Varrell. 

Carton's Self-Sacrifice.— Dickens. Philip Webb Davis. 
Speech on the American Colonies. — Chatham. 

William Frye White. 
Parrhassius and the Captive. — Willis. 

John George Haines. 
Eulogy on Phillips— Curtis. *Edgar Gilman Pratt. 

On Being Found Guilty of Treason. — Meagher. 

Alfred Page Cook. 
Kegulus to the Carthaginians.— Kellogg. 

George Samuel Bean. 
Address at Dedication of World's Fair.— Depew. 

Robert Sidney Hagar. 
The Vagabonds. — Trowbridge. James Howard Home. 
*Excused. 

The Medical School opened a month earlier than 
usual this year, and the attendance promises to be 
as large as last year. There are forty or more 
Freshmen. The following is a nearly correct list of 
the entering class: B. T. Wentworth, Limington; 
S. G. Sawyer, Limington ; J. C. Breitling, Randolph, 
Mass.; A. E. Grant, North Berwick; P. P. Lewis, 
South Berwick; A. A. Downs, West Levant; H. C. 
Weyland, Gorhara, N. H.; W. A. Harding, Skow- 
hegan; C. R. Philbrook, Freedom; H. L. Prescott, 
Saco; R. E. Savage, Bristol, N. H.; W. D. A. Kin- 
ney, Fort Fairfield ; J. G. Parsons, Orange, Mass.; 



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P. S. Cate, Wakefield, Mass.; C. R. Smith, Grove- 
ville ; H. M. Crittenden, Haverhill, Mass.; E. E. 
Harris, Haverhill, Mass.; L. F. Patten, New Bed- 
ford, Mass.; L. W. Lord, West Ossipee; L. B. 
Hayden, Augusta; C. H. Burgess, Bangor; J. W. 
Doughty, Brunswick; B. P. Hodsdon, Springvale; 
E. Z. Remy, Lewiston ; B. G. Illes, Howard, R. I.; 
G. A. Bacon, Bridgton ; D. J. O'Brien, Portland; 
E. A. Libby, Farmington; A. H. Miller, Limington; 
C. M. Leighton, Portland: G-. M. Woodman, West- 
brook; W. M. Eames, Manchester; C. W. Bell, 
Strong; H. L. Truworthy, East Newport; W.J. 
Holway, Carratunk ; R. W. Emerson, Lewiston ; B. 
L. Towle, Freedom; H. M. Heald, Buckfield; A. 
B. Drummond; G. C. Littlefield, Saco. 



At no time has there been such a deep and prac- 
tical interest in missions as that which exists to- 
day in our colleges. Iu order to encourage this 
interest in our own midst Rev. J. E. Cummings, of 
Saco, who for seven years was a missionary in 
India, gave an address before the association, Sun- 
day p.m., January 13th. Mr. Cummings, after 
emphasizing the need of foreign missionary work, 
gave an interesting account of his own labors among 
the heathen in India. 

Neighborhood Work. 
Practical Christian work will be done during 
the winter. Members of the association will hold 
meetings in several of the school-houses within a 
few miles of Brunswick. Such work used to be 
done regularly and resulted in much help, not only 
to those visited, but also to those who went out. 

Bible Class. 

President Hyde has kindly consented to give, 
during the winter, a series of lectures on theological 
subjects. The first address of the term will be 
given in Lower Memorial Hall, Tuesday evening, 
January 22d, at 7.30 o'clock. All are cordially in- 
vited to attend these lectures. 

During the winter term students are expected 
to do hard work in their studies. Is it too much to 
expect that more zeal be put into the Association 
work as well as into the intellectual tasks? Will 
not the time and attention devoted to the culti- 
vating of the spiritual self be amply repaid? There 
is work to be done in our college; work which, if 
neglected by us, will forever be left undone. There 



is the chance to live a consistent Christian life, to 
lead some one else into the better way. In the 
words of Dr. McKenzie : " There is somebody, some 
place, for which Christ sent me, and has made no 
provision except that I said I would take care of it. 
and He has left it in my hands. Oh, my brother, 
are you going to take care of it? It is here, it is 
in college, and God will lead you to the place and 
stay with you to the end." 

Good Will Farm Gifts. 
A report of the results of our endeavors in 
behalf of the Good Will Homes, was promised for 
this number of the Orient. The clothing received 
was as follows : One ulster, one light overcoat, one 
shirt, and' two pairs of pants. Two books were 
received, "Uncle Tom's Cabin "and "The Pioneers." 
The latter came from parties outside the college. 
Quite a number of magazines and several copies of 
The Independent also were contributed. The cash 
found in the box was three dollars and five cents. 
The clothing, books, and magazines were placed in 
a box and shipped, by freight, to the Homes, and 
the cash was sent to Rev. G. W. Hinckley for the 
Homes. The full amount was sent, all expenses 
being met by the missionary committee. 




Mr. Barnabas Freeman, 
'one of the oldest and most 
prominent citizens of Yarmouth, died 
December ]8, 1894, at his home at 
Yarmouth. His age was eighty years. He 
graduated from Colby in 1840, after which 
he taught for a year the High School at Wiscasset, 
then at Eastport and Bucksport. In 1843 he was 
admitted to the bar, and for a time was settled in 
Hampden. There he married his first wife, a 
daughter of Hon. Elias Dudley. Soon after his 
marriage Mr. Freeman came to Yarmouth and 
established himself in the law business. In 1857 
he was elected a member of the board of overseers 
of Bowdoin College. About the same time he be- 
came a trustee of Yarmouth Academy. For many 
years he was largely interested in the cotton manu- 
facturing plant at the middle falls, Yarmouth. He 
was also interested in the granite quarries at Yar- 



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mouth. Mr. Freeman leaves a wife and two chil- 
dren, a daughter, Mary, wife of Rev. John Depew 
of Norfolk, Conn., and a son, Hon. E. Dudley Free- 
man. 

At the aunual meetings of the seven National 
Banks of Portland, Me., held January 8th, officers 
for the incoming year were elected, and at three of 
these the following Bowdoin men were chosen as 
Presidents: First National, Frederick Robie, '44; 
Canal National, W. W. Thomas, '60; Cumberland 
National, W. H. Moulton, 74. 

'44.— Frederick Robiehas been elected President 
of the Eastern Telegraph Company. 

'46. — Dr. William Osgood, of North Yarmouth, 
died Christmas Day from paralysis of the brain. 
About three years ago he had an attack of grippe 
and has had the relapses of the same disease, though 
able to attend to his practice until within a few 
weeks. The last attack, about a week ago, was too 
much for his system, the attack going to his brain 
and rendering him unconscious. He remained in 
that state until he died. Dr. Osgood was the eldest 
son of Dr. Amos and Lucy B. Osgood, and was 
born in North Yarmouth, November 12, 1825. He 
was educated at the North Yarmouth Academy and 
Bowdoin College, from which he graduated in 1846, 
and at the Bowdoin and Harvard Medical Schools, 
taking his degree of M.D. in 1850. Since that time 
he has remained in continuous practice at North 
Yarmouth. He has always taken his share in the 
administration of the political and municipal affairs 
of his town, was town clerk for twenty.-one consec- 
utive years, and was for many years on the school 
committee. He was United States Pension Exam- 
ining Surgeon for four years, having been appointed 
by President Harrison. He married, November 20, 
1860, Sarah E. Gammons of Belfast. She died 
about twenty years ago. He leaves two sons, Henry 
A., who is in the American Express Co.'s office in 
Portland, and George G., who is in trade at Walnut 
Hill. 

'46. — In the United States Court at Portland, 
Frederick D. Sewall, Esq., of Bath, has been ad- 
mitted to practice before the circuit. For many 
years Mr. Sewall has been Supervisor of United 
States Internal Revenue, with headquarters at 
Washington. He is now about seventy years of age. 
He resigned recently his position in Washington, 
and will now practice law in Boston. Mr. Sewall 
graduated from Bowdoin in 1846. In the war he 
was colouel of the 19th Maine for a time. 

'54. — Edwin S. Lenox, 64 years of age, died 
suddenly of heart disease at his residence in 



Worcester, Mass., January 9th. He has been with 
the Washburn & Moen Manufacturing Company 
since 1876, becoming interested in that corporation 
as the inventorof the wire bale tie fastener machine, 
from the revenues of which he became rich. Mr. 
Lenox was born in Newcastle, February 19, 1830. 
He was educated and practiced as a physician, but 
his genius as an inventor bade him to give up his pro- 
fession. He has resided in Boston, Chicago, Wash- 
ington, and New York. He leaves a widow, and 
one married daughter who resides in New York. 

'54. — At the annual elections of the Maine 
Central Railroad, Portland, Mt. Desert & Machias 
Steamboat Company, and the Portland Union 
Railway Station Company respectively, held in 
Portland, Franklin W. Wilson was elected as 
President. 

'58. — John D. Frost, of Eliot, aged 63 years, died 
Monday night, December 17, 1894, from injuries 
received by being thrown from his wagon a few 
days before. He was an esteemed citizen and had 
held many public positions of trust. He was a 
graduate of Bowdoin in the Class of '58. He was a 
member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. 
After his graduation he was principal of the Staud- 
ish Academy and later of the Kittery High School. 
He was clerk of the U. S. Navy Yard at Kittery 
from 1870 to 1879. He was for many years an officer 
of the Eliot & Kittery Mutual Fire Insurance Co. 
He was married in 1859 to Miss Lucy J. Kuowlton, 
of Eliot, and his son, John E. Frost, is now a mem- 
ber of Bowdoin, '96. Mr. Frost was a man of 
much ability and high character, and his loss is 
keenly felt in the community. 

'61. — Thomas W. Hyde was elected a director of 
the Maine Central Railroad at its recent annual 
meeting. 

'68.— In the number of the Maine Central Mag- 
azine devoted to Portland, a life of Hon. Charles 
J. Chapman is given. Mr. Chapman is at the head 
of the firm of Norton, Chapman & Co., flour and 
grain commission merchants. He has served in the 
common council, has been twice mayor of Portland, 
and alternate delegate-at-large to the National 
Republican Convention in 1888. 

'70.— Leroy Z. Collins died at Cold Springs, N. Y., 
on the Hudson, December 19, 1894. Mr. Collins 
was born September 23, 1844, at Union, Me. After 
graduation he devoted himself entirely to teaching. 
He has been principal of the high school, Lancaster, 
Mass., has taught in Boston, and also five years at 
South Manchester, Conn. A year or so ago he 
moved to Cold Springs, N. Y. Mr. Collins married 



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Miss Annie Davis Melcher, daughter 9f Robert 
Melcher of Brunswick, and has a daughter who 
was married last fall. Mr. Collins was a member 
of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity. 

'95. — Mr. Lincoln A. Rogers delivered a lecture at 
Bath, Me., December 29, 1894, before the Fort- 
nightly Club, on the "Development of Christian 
Architecture." Mr. Rogers is at the head of the 
Paterson, N. J., classical and scientific school. 

'82. — Edwin U. Curtis has entered upon his 
duties as Mayor of Boston. 

'84. — Mr. Llewellyn Barton has been elected as 
a committeeman and treasurer of the Democratic 
State Committee. Llewellyn Barton was born in 
Naples, Me., November 23, 1854. He attended the 
common and high schools of that town ; fitted 
for college at Bridgton Academy, entering Bowdoin 
College in the Sophomore year and graduating 
with honors in 1884. During his academical and 
collegiate course he was awarded honors in ora- 
torical and literary contests, such training ren- 
dering him an easy, natural speaker, and a forcible 
writer. In the fall of 1884 he taught in the Bath 
High School until the opeuing of the Legisla- 
ture the following January, in which he repre- 
sented the towns of Naples, Sebago, and Raymond. 
In the spring of 1885 Mr. Barton began the study 
of law in the office of Hon. D. J. McGillicuddy of 
Lewiston, but soon came to Portland and pursued 
his studies in the office of N. & H. B. Cleaves. 
Before being admitted to the bar he was chosen and 
accepted the position of principal of Bridgton 
Academy, which position he held for five years, 
during which time the school was never more pros- 
perous. In 1892 he was chosen one of the trustees. 
Resigning the position of principal he again resumed 
the study of law, and was admitted to Cumberland 
bar in April, 1893, and immediately began the 
practice of law in Portland. 

'86. — Professor Arthur R. Butler, of Cazenovia, 
N. Y., son of Mr. I. P. Butler, of Portland, was 
married in Portland, December 27, 1894, to Miss 
Mabel S. Lewis. 

'88. — The law partnership of Joseph Williamson, 
Jr., and Lewis A. Burleigh, son of ex-Governor 
Burleigh, was announced January 8th. Both young- 
men are graduates of Bowdoin, Mr. Williamson iu 
'88 and Mr. Burleigh in '91. Mr. Williamson came 
to Augusta from Belfast two years ago. Mr. Bur- 
leigh graduated from the Harvard Law School in 
the Class of '94, and was admitted to the Kennebec 
bar a few weeks ago. 



'92.— Kenniston is attending the Medical School 
of Maine. 

'94.— Littlefield and Leigh ton have entered the 
Medical School. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of Theta, a k b, > 
January 11, 1895. $ 

Whereas, Our Heavenly Father, in His infinite 
wisdom and mercy, has seen fit to call suddenly 
away from us our brother, John Dennett Frost, of 
the Class of '58, be it 

Resolved, That Theta of Delta Kappa Epsilou 
has lost a worthy and loyal member, whose noble 
qualities of manhood made him loved and honored 
by all who knew him; and be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the bereaved family, and be published in 
the Bowdoin Orient. 

Leeoy Sunderland Dewey, 
John Clair Minot, 
John George Haines, 

Committee for the Chapter. 



Book I^eviewg. 

(Stories of Old Greece, by Emma M. Firth. Pub- 
lished by D. C. Heath & Co., Boston. Price, 30 
cents.) In this attractive little blue-bound volume 
are told a score of the old myths that for as many 
centuries have fascinated the old and young of the 
human race. The author has used simple language, 
and has told the stories in a pretty, easy style that 
cannot but captivate the minds of the children for 
whom the book is designed. The stories are given 
a broader meaning than that of entertainment. 
The simple moral truths in them arouse and inspire 
the mind. The beginner is given the best of mate- 
rial for the growth of a healthful imagination, and 
a foundation for the appreciation of the beautiful 
in art and literature. The book has fifteen full- 
page illustrations of gods and heroes. 

(A Scientific German Reader, by George Theo- 
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Languages at Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
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iug price, $1.00.) This test-book for students of 
German is an admirable book of its kind, but would 
probably not be popular with instructors or students 
iu many colleges. It is specially desjgned for use 
in technical institutions, and promises to be just the 
book needed there. With it the instructor can not 
only make his classes familiar with pure modern 
German and give them a good vocabulary and read- 
ing knowledge, but he can make them thoroughly 
familiar with German technical and scientific terms, 
and can greatly help the work of the instructors in 
the sciences by teaching his classes the history of 
the development of the leading sciences and the 
biography of the men who have distinguished 
themselves in them. Thus two main objects are 
accomplished which every technical school has in 
view. The chapter subjects show the scope of the 
work: Chemistry, Physics, the Steam Engine, 
Geology, Geometry, Mineralogy, Anthropology, 
the Thermometer, and the Compass. The book 
is of 322 pages, of which the last 80 are given 
up to notes. It is the ideal text-book of the stu- 
dent of German who is also striving for a technical 
education. 



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But I don't want some horrid man 
To tell me that I can't." 

— Exchange. 

One-fourth the number of students at the Uni- 
versity of Berlin are Americans. 

Wellesley has 766 students registered this year, 
of whom 250 are Freshmen. 

Over 60 Harvard students are engaged in the 
editing of the five Harvard papers. 

Columbia College issues eighteen different publi- 
cations. 

The Faculty at Amherst have decided that 
there shall be no more Freshman Athletic teams. 

Two Yale men have been delivering popular 
lectures on foot-ball. 

The reported receipts from the Yale-Princeton 
game were $37,000. 

The abolishing of foot-ball at Northwestern 
University is being considered by a committee of 
the university trustees. 

The Princeton Glee, Banjo and Mandolin clubs 
of over 50 members made a trip during the Christ- 
mas vacation as far West as Denver. 



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Vol. XXIV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY 6, 1895. 



No. 13. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY ALTERNATE WEDNESDAY DURING 
THE COLLEGIATE YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OP 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

J. C. Minot, '9(5, Managing Editor. 

G. T. Ordway, '96, Assistant Managing Editor. 

H. K. Blodgett, '90, Business Manager. 

B. L. Bryant, '95. A. L. Churchill, '95. 

H. W. Thayer, '95. J. T. Shaw, '95. 

A. G. Wiley, '95. H. H. Pierce, '96. 

J. B. Roberts, '95. C. W- Marston, '9(5. 

Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies, ....... 15 Cents. 

Extra copies can be obtained at the bookstores or on applica- 
tion to the Business Manager. 

Remittances should be made to the Business Manager. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Managing Editor. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he wishes to have appended. 

Contributions for Bowdoin Verse Department should be 
sent to Box 791, Brunswick, Me. 

Personal items should be sent to Box 138, Brunswick, Me. 

Entered at the Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-ClassMail Matter 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIV., No. 13.— February 6, 1895. 

Editorial Notes 215 

Interscholastio Foot-Ball, 218 

Kenilworth, 218 

Method in Daily Life, 220 

Bowdoin Men in Washington, 220 

Bowdoin Verse: 

Shady, 222 

Rashness, 222 

The Favored Swain 223 

Collegii Tabula, 223 

Y. M. C. A 225 

Personal, 226 

In Memoriam, 227 

College World, 228 




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It is rather early in the winter yet 
to be thinking of spring poetry or of spring 
mud, but it is none too early for those inter- 
ested in the matter to have in consideration 
the subject of spring athletics. The base- 
ball men are working hard in the gymnasium 
each day and the field and track athletes are 
settling down to business; but the word 
"rowing" has as yet scarcely been mentioned 
on the campus. It is time for '98 to take 
action in this matter, to buy its shell and to 
be getting in readiness to meet '97 on the 
river next term. For many years the an- 
nual class boat race has held a prominent 
place at old Bowdoin, and is looked forward 
to as a part of the spring term as much as 
Ivy Day, Field Day, or Class Day. And the 
class boat race must no more be discontinued 
or neglected than these other occasions. Not 
many years ago Bowdoin was in the front 
rank in intercollegiate rowing. Her crews 
made time that is still unbeaten, and her 
trophies, won from the largest colleges in the 
countr}', are seen in the library- But the 
growtb of foot-ball, tennis, and field and 
track athletics have taken the money and 
interest formerly devoted to intercollegiate 
rowing, and Bowdoin crews are no longer 
sent to win victories on the Charles, and 
Lake George, and Lake Quinsigamond. But 
the annual class race on the Androscoggin 



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survives. For over twenty years our crews 
have contested there, and every true Bow- 
doin man wants to see rowing maintained as 
a college sport as long as any branch of ath- 
letics is recognized. The college is confident 
that '98 has the proper kind of spirit, and 
awaits its action in upholding the rowing 
interests of Bowdoin. 



WE call the attention of Bowdoin men to 
the article in this issue on Interscho- 
lastic foot-ball. It is sent to the Orient by 
an alumnus who has been active in college 
athletics, and the points which he makes are 
worthy careful consideration. The success 
of interscholastic foot-ball is of vital impor- 
tance to the success of college foot-ball, and 
there is no doubt that the supervision of a 
committee from the college which is so far 
in the lead in this sport, would be of great 
benefit to the teams of the Maine Inter- 
scholastic League. The school teams have 
everything to gain and nothing to lose by 
such an arrangement, and would doubtless 
be quick to seize the opportunity to remove 
the dangers and difficulties that have caused 
them so much trouble in the past. The foot- 
ball management of the college should take 
prompt action in the matter. 



PERE'S hoping that the Maine colleges 
unite in an intercollegiate Field Day 
the coming spring. Several times in the 
past this has been mentioned, but no steps 
have ever been taken and it has never been 
brought to pass. It is the place of Bowdoin 
to take the lead in the matter, and the Orient 
now brings up the subject to urge the student 
body to take definite action as soon as possi- 
ble. The interest in field and track athletics 
has been steadily increasing here. Our own 
Field Day has become more and more an im- 
portant occasion of the spring term, and now 
the medals and records mean much to their 
winners. Our team commanded respect and 



won prizes at the New England Intercolle- 
giate Field Day at Worcester, last May, and 
is bound to stand higher and higher in this 
association. Now why shall not Bowdoin 
invite her sister Maine colleges to form a 
league for an annual contest in field and 
track sports? It would arouse an interest 
throughout the State in a popular branch of 
athletics, and be a valuable help to the col- 
leges which have had less experience in this 
branch than our own. The Bowdoin athletes 
would need no more extra training than they 
would have to have for our own Field Day 
and the Worcester meet, and the prospect of 
a Maine Field Day would induce many more 
men to work for places on the team. The 
strain of three field days would not be much 
more than the strain of two, and ought to be 
well borne by athletes in good condition. 
The extra expense would not be great and 
would be largely covered by receipts. The 
place of the meet might be either Water- 
ville, Lewiston, or Brunswick as was thought 
most convenient and profitable. If the other 
Maine colleges do not care to meet and com- 
pete with Bowdoin in this branch of ath- 
letics of course nothing can be done, but 
the Orient hopes that they will be given 
the chance and that it will not be the fault 
of Bowdoin if there is no Maine Intercolle- 
giate Field Day next spring. If it is not 
wished to form a permanent league then let 
the Field Day be tried next spring just as 
an experiment, with the events and rules of 
the New England Association. Bowdoin re- 
mains out of the State Base-Ball League this 
spring, but will as usual meet the other col- 
leges in this sport, and this will not in the 
least prevent a meeting in field and track 
athletics. Let us not drop the matter here. 
Let those interested discuss the matter, and 
arouse enthusiasm for a third Field Day, one 
in which Bowdoin men shall meet the other 
colleges of Maine. And then let a, meeting be 
called and definite action taken. The Orient 



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has suggested this idea, and hopes to see it 
pushed through to a complete success. 



TITHE Orient congratulates the Junior Class 
*■ on the harmony and fairness of its recent 
election of officers. The system of a nomi- 
nating committee worked perfectly, justice 
was shown to all, and all are satisfied. This 
class has had some unpleasant experiences 
with "combines," but unanimously declares 
that it is through with them for the rest of 
its course. The new way is the only right 
way, and it is much to be regretted that 
each class and the whole student body can- 
not see matters in this light. The Seniors 
were less fortunate in the result of their 
nominating committee. The first slate of 
officers was unsatisfactory to nearly two- 
thirds of the class, and they showed the right 
spirit by demanding that a new committee 
draw up a new slate with the offices more 
justly distributed. Of course it is difficult 
to please all in a class in the delicate matter 
of class offices, but if all partisanship is 
thrown aside and the spirit of fairness and 
justice prevails in selecting men best fitted 
for the places, there can be no reasonable 
complaint. 



TI7HIS is the term to read. In the fall and 
-*■ spring the athletic sports, in which we 
either participate or watch others engage, 
take up many of our spare hours which in 
this term can be given to that miscellaneous 
reading of which so much ought to be done by 
every college man. A New England winter 
offers few attractions to most of us for 
extensive outdoor exercise, and we have 
enough required work in the gymnasium to 
keep our joints from getting too rusty and 
to keep us from getting too round-shouldered 
from over-study. But there are many spare 
hours for most of us during the long even- 
ings and half-holidays which are not needed 



on our regular college work, harder though 
it may be made through this term. This is 
the time that ought to be employed in read- 
ing in the realms of fiction and poetry. 
Most of our courses open to us unlimited 
fields of outside reading and research, and 
it is certainly a duty pleasant to all to labor 
in these. But it is in getting better 
acquainted with the general literature of 
our language, in reading the standard works 
of the masters of prose and verse, and in 
exploring systematically the treasures of our 
library that many of these hours can most 
profitably be spent. How many books there 
are that we all mean to read sometime, and 
yet never get around to. The popular works 
of the day and the magazines should receive 
more attention from college men. There is 
such a mass to choose from now that care 
must be used, but the college man who does 
not know what is good for him to read had 
better return to the fitting school.* There is 
a relaxation from study in this outside read- 
ing. It cannot fail to be pleasant, and it 
may be as profitable as our regular work. 
A college graduate who has confined his 
reading to his text-books and books along 
the direct line of his studies is to be pitied. 
He may have ranked high in his studies, but 
he is not what a scholar should be. He is 
not the full man that reading maketh, 
according to Bacon. Many of us, then, 
should spend more of our spare hours in 
general reading, looking through the maga- 
zines and reviews, keeping abreast of the 
times as well as wandering into the past, and 
striving to be the well-read " all-round " schol- 
ars that college men should be. 



The Faculty of Hillsdale College have just laid 
down a new rule to the effect that "students who 
enter college single cannot get married during their 
course and remain in college." .It seems that this 
rule was promulgated on account of the epidemic 
of marriages among the theologians there for the 
past two years. — Phmnix, 



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Interscholastic Foot-Ball. 
T)OWDOIN is responsible for the introduc- 
*-* tion of foot-ball into Maine, and as the 
acknowledged champion team of the state, 
the purity and good name of the game 
depend largely on her watchfulness and 
example. 

The games between the numerous fitting- 
school teams have, during the last two years, 
developed two elevens of more than ordinary 
capacity and skill. Twice in succession Ban- 
gor and Portland have outclassed their rivals; 
twice in succession each has won a game 
from the other; and twice in succession the 
third game has been the source of unlimited 
and acrimonious dispute. 

The general reading public in Bangor 
and Portland has sickened of newspaper 
foot-ball, if not of the game itself. For 
months the claims of the rival teams have 
been aired, the faults of their opponents 
criticised, the good faith of managers and 
coachers impugned, and a general attempt 
to villify opponents made which does no 
credit to either team and still less to the 
good sense of the managing editors of the 
Bangor and Portland newspapers. Indeed, 
so heated has been the discussion, that sun- 
dry bits of alleged poetry (bearing internal 
evidence of being not guilty) have found a 
place in the local prints! 

Such a "how-de-do" is unnecessary and 
uncreditable to all concerned. To the col- 
lege it matters little in one way, but in view 
of the fact that Bowdoin and foot-ball are 
inevitably connected, it behooves us to con- 
sider the situation fairly, and aid in solving 
the puzzle if possible. 

The matter of the ownership of this 
year's pennant is of small moment. It is 
the future that must be provided for. Only 
one scheme seems at once simple and feasi- 
ble. It is briefly this: Let the schools, form- 
ing the Interscholastic Association, adopt a 
clause providing that the games be under 



the supervision of a committee appointed 
by the college, which shall be empowered by 
the schools — 

(1). To aid in arranging a definite sched- 
ule of games at the beginning of the season, 
this schedule to be deviated from only for 
cause and upon previous notifications. 

(2). To provide suitable officials for all 
games, when so requested. 

(3). To determine all disputed points, 
and act as final authority on matters not 
bearing directly on the interpretation of the 
rules of the game. 

The above suggestions, with whatever 
additions mature r considerations may add, 
would obviate nearly all if not all the points 
of dispute of 1893 and 1894. Moreover there 
is no valid objection to be raised to them by 
the schools save, possibly, increased expense, 
and an assessment of one or two dollars per 
club would cover that. 

Members of several of the High School 
teams have been talked with and are unani- 
mously in favor of the plan. It is therefore 
submitted to the college in the hope that 
action may be taken upon it by the foot-ball 
management during February, that the vari- 
ous schools may be communicated with at 
once, and definite plans made. 

The matter is not a trivial one. It is. 
worthy of attention, and prompt attention, 
for upon the condition of foot-ball in the 
fitting schools of Maine lingers the possibil- 
ities of Bowdoin's team in coming seasons. 



Kenilworth. 

POLDING a prominent place among Scott's 
immortal romances stands his "Kenil- 
worth," a historical tale of merrie England 
in the golden age of good Queen Bess. 
Though not dealing with Scotland or with 
war, the author nevertheless understands his 
subject well, and he draws us a picture of 
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of history or the lover of a good story will 
gaze upon, unwearied, again and again. 

Our heart overflows with sympathy for the 
fate of the beautiful Countess Amy, so cruelly 
deceived by her husband, the Earl of Leicester, 
whose one great desire in life was to be the 
husband of Elizabeth and the -King of Eng- 
land. The relations of the earl and countess, 
the triumph of a great ambition over a great 
love, is the central theme of the novel; and 
it is a theme well worth}' the hand of Scott. 
Base as was the course of the Earl of Leices- 
ter in keeping his wife in retirement, while 
he took advantage of his position as first 
favorite of the queen by trying to win her 
love, there is, after all, much pity mixed 
with the contempt all must feel for his char- 
acter. He was but a mortal, and to be king 
of England is a position most men would 
seek. In his heart was many an honest 
struggle between his love for Amy and the 
ambition of his life, and it is not unlikely 
that love would have won on several occa- 
sions had it not been for the net of evil 
influence which his lieutenant, Richard Var- 
ney, had woven about him. 

Scott was a great novelist, but he was also 
a fairly accurate historian, and there is much 
probability that England's history would 
have read much differently had it not been 
for the secret marriage which the Earl of 
Leicester had contracted with pretty Amy 
Robsart. 

The novel gets its name from the mag- 
nificent castle and estate of the earl, where 
the scenes of the last half of the book are 
placed. Here, for a week in July, 1575, he 
entertains, in a series of grand festivities, 
his sovereign Elizabeth with whom he is in 
high favor. Already he is regarded by the 
whole land as the future husband of its 
queen. But in the midst of its festivities 
his trusting and innocent young wife appears 
on the scene. She has been kept in hiding 
at Cumuor Hall since their marriage, and 



has been satisfied when told that the union 
must be kept secret for state reasons; but 
justly suspecting those around her, and think- 
ing to give her lord a happy surprise, she 
comes, after much difficulty, to the great 
castle of which she is the true mistress. 
Elizabeth believes for a time that she is the 
mad wife of Richard Varney, but soon the 
deception fails, and, scorned and despised, 
the proud earl falls from royal favor. Amy 
is taken by force back to Cumnor Hall by 
Varney and is there killed, though without 
the knowledge of the earl. Leicester after- 
wards wins back, in part, his position with 
Elizabeth, but he never becomes the king of 
England. 

Such, in brief, is the outline, almost en- 
tirely historical, on which is built the thrill- 
ing tale of "Kenilworth." Other prominent 
characters, besides the four already men- 
tioned, are Anthony Foster, the keeper of 
Cumnor Hall; Janet, his daughter, the friend 
and attendant of Amy; Tresalian, Amy's 
former lover and ever-faithful champion ; 
Alasco, the old worker of dark magic; Lam- 
bourne, the reckless assistant of Varney; 
Wayland Smith, the learned blacksmith and 
follower of Tresalian; Walter Raleigh, a 
rising young favorite at Elizabeth's court, 
and the Earl of Sussex, the leading rival of 
Leicester for first place among Elizabeth's 
favorites. 

"Kenilworth" is the typical historical 
novel. It entertains and instructs without 
any preaching. In literary style it is as near 
perfection as it could be made by a genius 
who has had few equals and no superiors in 
telling a, story. It will shine with an undy- 
ing lustre as a jewel among jewels, as long as 
the literary treasures of our language exist. 



University of Michigan has discontinued the daily 
chapel exercises. Hereafter services will be held 
twice a week at four o'clock in the afternoon. The 
World's Fair organ will be used at these services. 



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Method in Daily Life. 

0F the many lessons that can be learned in 
college, perhaps not one comes home to 
every student more forcibly than that of 
method in daily life, or systematic work. 

One readily brings before his mind the 
numerous benefits to be derived from a fixed 
course of living. Oftentimes he will see where 
he has lost — wasted, it may be — an hour or 
even a day in which some task might have 
.been completed, that would have added not 
only to his own comfort and prosperity, but 
also to the well-being of those about him. 
He very naturally feels sorry that such a 
thing could happen, and yet he does not 
attempt to find a remedy. He believes there 
is no cure, but the evil can easily and effect- 
ually be cured. One may ask how. The 
answer would be: by a systematic plan of 
work, a daily method of doing your required 
duties. It not only prevents remorseful feel- 
ings but enables us to do more and better 
work in less time. 

Everybody realizes that if each member 
in a community should do all the work nec- 
essary for the support of life, should raise all 
his food and make his garments, it would be 
a slow and laborious life. We are certain 
that things are better where each member 
plies his own trade and provides for others 
who have some other trade. So it is with 
an individual. If he makes a proper division 
of his time it is possible for him to accom- 
plish much more and to do it more thoroughly. 
If work is not laid out we often waste hours 
thinking what we will do next or dreading 
something that must be done sooner or later. 
What would be the result if a letter-carrier 
were to take out his letters in a confused 
mass and attempt to deliver them just as 
the addresses turned up? He would find it 
almost impossible to accomplish in hours 
what a little systematic arrangement allows 
him to do in as many minutes. 

To apply system to college life it is cer- 



tain that in any place of learning sj'stem is 
of the greatest importance. Have certain 
hours in which you know you must apply 
yourself to particular studies, and at the end 
of those hours go about your other duties. 
You will soon realize some of the beneficial 
results that can be obtained from such a 
method of living. Not only to your studies, 
but to everything apply the same test and 
you will be surprised, if not astonished, at 
the outcome of your trial. You will accom- 
plish much that you never dreamed of doing 
and work will cease, in a great measure, to 
be a drudgery to you. 

In traveling, in amusements, in all your 
associations with mankind, you will learn to 
apply your systematic methods, and the re- 
sult will be greater comfort and happiness 
both to yourself and to those with whom 
you come in contact. 



Bowdoin Men in Washington. 

EVERY Bowdoin man will read with inter- 
est the following article, which we con- 
dense from a recent Washington letter in 
the Lewiston Journal: 

On some one night iu the midwinter season of 
every year a body of men remarkable for their 
intelligence and greatness, gather around the ban- 
quet table of one of the fashionable hotels of the 
city and there join in joyous recollections of their 
college days. It wouldn't take long for any one 
to suspect that these "boys," as Oliver Wendell 
Holmes would have called them, were in reality 
alumni of Maine's oldest and most famous college 
and that they had breathed in the essence of their 
greatness under the "Whispering Pines" of Old 
Bowdoin, and many of them, judging from the gray 
hairs and wrinkled brows, had breathed in this 
balmy air years and years ago. 

The Washington Association of Bowdoin Alumni, 
by which these occasions are held and which relig- 
iously observes one night in the year for these gath- 
erings, is now making preparations for holding the 
annual meeting and banquet for this year of grace, 
1895. It will probably be held in the first half of 
February. 

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excite no little amount of comment, that a college 
comparatively so small, when sized up with the lead- 
ing universities- of the day, should be represented 
by so prominent men as have gathered around the 
board on a "Bowdoin night," at Washington. It 
is to be doubted if any one institution of learning 
can collect in a city of Washington's size, so notable 
an array of graduates. With a Chief Justice of the 
United States Supreme Court; with a prominent 
candidate for the Presidency of the nation; with 
two or more leading senators, and with other officials 
high in rank; and scholars of profound learning, 
and clergymen of commanding influence and power, 
Old Bowdoin's sous form a conspicuous group even 
in this city of "big" men. The state and the 
country can rejoice together that there is a college 
which for scores of years has been doing a work 
greater than any one other in turning out men of 
the highest intellect aud power. 

The Washington Association of Bowdoiu Alumni 
was organized December 16, 1881. There were 
prominent graduates of the college in the city at 
that time, but in the thirteen years which have 
intervened since the inception of the organization 
many of those men have grown more prominent, 
while leading lights from other places have aug- 
mented the number then to be found here. Now 
the Alumni Association is headed by Chief Justice 
Fuller ; now Senator Frye's fame as a legislator has 
become luminous; now Congressman Reed's presi- 
dential wings are growing strong aud active, and 
now a younger element is beginning to assert itself 
in the political field. At no time in its history will 
the alumni banquet excite more interest than the 
one to be held this year. Nearly fourscore men who 
have at one time or another been connected with 
Bowdoin College, have become members of this asso- 
ciation. Two or three of this number have only 
received an honorary degree from the college, but 
the most of them are bona fide Bowdoin- made men 
who have experienced the Freshman meekness and 
the Senior dignity, who have drank in of its water 
of wisdom, and become imbued with its spirit of 
loyalty. 

Commander Horatio Bridge, '25, was the first 
president of the association. He was for years pay 
director in the United States Navy and a prominent 
citizen of the city. He never lost his love for the 
college and was one of the jolliest of the "boys" 
upon the occasions of these annual banquets. He 
has been dead several years, and Chief Justice 
Fuller, '53, or "Hell" Fuller, as Senator Frye, '50, 
is wont to call him upon these occasions, now pre- 



sides at the head of the table. Of course Maine 
people know all about the careers of Mr. Fuller as 
well as Senator Frye, '50, and Thomas B. Reed, '60, 
member of Congress from the First Maine District, 
next Speaker of the House and a prominent candi- 
date for the Presidency, and Mr. Reed's private sec- 
retary, Amos Allen, '60. They are all members of 
the Bowdoiu Association, and add not a little to 
the jollity and good-fellowship of the bauquets. 
Senator Frye's speeches upon these occasions are 
the very best that this gifted orator has on tap. 

But these gentlemen are not the only ones high 
up in legislative and judicial functions. Hon. Will- 
iam Drew Washburn, Senator from Minnesota, is a 
graduate of '54. Hon. William W. Rice, '46, was a 
member of Congress from Massachusetts when the 
organization was started aud was therefore admitted 
to its dinners. Hon-. LaFayette Grover, United 
States Senator from Oregon and a graduate, Class 
of '48, was also one of the early members of the 
Washington Association. Hon. William B. Small, 
'45, now dead, was formerly a police court judge in 
this city and a member of the association. Among 
the older members and graduates of the college in 
the twenties and thirties, whose autographs now 
grace the book containing the constitution of the 
association, are: Richard S. Evans, '29, lawyer; 
Rev. Charles Adams, D.D., '33; Prof. John H. C. 
Coffin, '34, U. S. Navy; Gideon S. Palmer, M.D., 
'38; Hon. Hugh McCulloch, '29. 

One of the most conspicuous figures in the legal 
fraternity of this city is Hon. John B. Cotton, '65, 
another member of the association. Mr. Cotton 
was a Lewiston man and formerly in partnership 
with Senator Frye under the name of Frye, Cotton 
& White. He was Assistant Attorney-General un- 
der President Harrison, and is now doing one of 
the most lucrative businesses in the city. General 
Ellis Spear, '58, of Rockland, is a leading patent 
attorney in the city and a prominent citizen gen- 
erally. He usually officiates as toast-master of the 
banquets in a very capable manner. He has a son 
now in Bowdoin. Llewellyn Deane, '49, one of the 
vice-presidents of the association, is looked upon as 
authority upon all matters relating to the college 
and especially to the Washington alumni. Although 
now well along in years aud this winter in very 
poor health, he still maintains an active interest in 
the college and its graduates. He is a prominent 
patent attorney in the city, but leaves most of the 
work coming to his office to his son. At the 1892 
meeting Mr. Deaue read an able paper upon the 
finances of the college which, together with the 



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account of the meeting, he caused to be published, 
in pamphlet form, making as it did a very accepta- 
ble souvenir of the dinner. Professor Lee was the 
representative of the Faculty of the college at that 
time, and following as it did his trip of exploration 
to Labrador, bis presence and his speech upon that 
occasion were vigorously applauded. Congressman 
Charles A. Boutelle was also present at that dinner 
as one of the special guests. Capt. Boutelle is not 
a graduate, but he was instrumental in causing his 
youngest brother, Mortimer H. Boutelle, Esq., to take 
the Bowdoin line to fame and honor in the Class of '87. 

But the list of attorneys is not exhausted by the 
names mentioned above. John W. Butterfield, '51, 
is a prominent lawyer practicing in the depart- 
ments ; George W. Dyer, '43, now dead, was a 
member of the association when it first started ; 
Stephen D. Fessenden, 79, son of T. A. Fessenden 
of Lewiston, a former law partner of Senator Frye, 
is a lawyer of promising eminence, though now 
holding a position as expert statistician in the 
Bureau of Labor. Mr. Fessenden is married and 
has some children whom he is training up with a 
leaning toward a Bowdoin education. Another 
important government official, whose worth is highly 
appreciated by Republicans and Democrats alike, is 
Sumuer I. Kimball, '55, superintendent of the life- 
saving service under the Treasury Department. 
He has been in the service for years, and bids fair 
to continue at the bead of this bureau for years to 
come. Horace L. Piper, '63, was formerly one of 
Supt. Kimball's important clerks, but he is now in 
another department. Among the other department 
men there have been George A. Fairfield, '48, of the 
United States Coast and Geodetic Survey; Chas. 
H. Verrill, 'S7, of the Department of Labor; Fred- 
erick D. Sewall, '46, chief of a division in the Na- 
tional Revenue Department; Joseph N. Whitney, 
'64, of the Bureau of Statistics; Nathaniel A. Rob- 
bins, '57, of the Treasury Department; Henry Dun- 
lap, '54, of the same department; Millard K. Page, 
'79, of the Pension Office; Alexander E. Willard, 
'63, of the Second Auditor's Office; Rev. Benjamin 
W. Pond, '57, of the Patent Office, and many others 
who are now or have been in the past few years in 
the government's employ. 

Among clergymen in the city Rev. S. M. New- 
man, D.D., '67, is one of the prominent divines. 
He is pastor of the First Congregational Church and 
draws one of the best audiences of any pastor in 
Washington. Dr. Newman is chaplain of the Sons 
and Daughters of Maine and is interested in char- 
itable and interdenominational work to quite an ex- 



tent. Rev. Frank Sewell, '58, another member of 
the Bowdoin Association, is a Swedeuborgiau min- 
ister and will soon have a fine new church built for 
him by that denomination throughout the country. 
He has had a good congregation to preach to for 
many years past. The younger alumni of the col- 
lege are represented by Frank E. Dennett, '90, of 
the Naval Observatory; Edgar F. Conant, '90, of the 
war department; Fred 0. Fish, '91, of the patent 
office, and many others who have been in the city 
temporarily. Among the residents who have been 
admitted to membership on account of honorary 
degrees conferred upon them are Associate Justice 
of the Supreme Court, John M. Harlen, who was 
made LL.D. by Bowdoin in 1881, and Crosby S. 
Noyes, a Maine man and editor of the Washington 
Evening Star, upon whom the honorary degree of 
A.M. was conferred in 1887. 

The present list of officers is as follows: Pres- 
ident, Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller, '53; Vice- 
Presidents, Senator William P. Frye, '50, and 
Llewellyn Deane, Esq., '49; Treasurer, Stephen D. 
Fessenden, 79; Corresponding Secretary, Prof. J. 
W. Chickering, '52, teacher at the Deaf Mute Col- 
lege at Kendall Green, D. C; Recording Secretary, 
James C. Strout, '57, who for years has been an 
efficient assistant librarian of the Congressional 
Library; Executive Committee, Gen. Ellis Spear, 
'58; Col. W. H. Owen, '57, of the Quartermaster 
General's office; J. N. Whitney, '64, H. L. Prince, 
'62, and Frank E. Dennett, '90. 



Sowdoii? ^)ep§e. 

Shady. 

The elm, the beech, the chestnut thick 

Grant cooling shade to me, 
But the shadiest tree in all the grove 

Is Jones's family tree. 



Rashness. 

I have seen the savage Indian in all his war array, 

I have seen a prima-donna in a rage, 

I have seen a howling dervish prepare himself to 

pray, 
And I've seen a scandal's subject on the stage. 

I have seen the prowling tiger on India's moonlit 

sands, 
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I have faced tbe Malay pirates, and escaped their 

crimsoned hands, 
And for gold I have imperiled life and limb. 

But one sensation 's left me, which I hope soon to 

enjoy, 
The most animated scene mind can invent, 
I am going to a woman's club (and a phonograph 

employ), 
To hear a woman's red-hot argument. 



The Favored Swain. 

{From a Picture.) 
Apart they walk ; the rest unheeded go 
Toward home and night's well-earned repose, where 

gleam 
The village lights. The twilight shadows throw 
A gloom across the harvest field. The stream, 
Unheard through all the busy, noisy day, 
In gentle ripples murmurs happy things 
To all the tender words the lovers say. 
Day's labor done, the evening hour now brings 
A little talk, a little walk apart 
For them, and through the field of garnered grain 
They stroll ; she, queen of every village heart, 
And he, of all around, the favored swain. 

The older ones glance back, and smile and sigh, 
And then trudge on behind the higb-heaped wains. 
Those younger note the pair with careless eye, 
But kindly thought, except the unfavored swains. 
The two heed not, but in the twilight haze 
Stroll on alone in love. How old, how sweet 
The picture is. God grant that all their days 
May be with equal happiness replete. 
May life and love their richest triumphs gain 
For nut-brown rustic maid and favored swain. 



The Faculty of Williams College has decided to 
erect immediately an infirmary for the use of stu- 
dents. The plans have been drawn, and these pro- 
vide for a three-story building of wood, to cost 
about $6,000. The first floor will be occupied by a 
family, which will have charge of the building; the 
second story, divided into wards, will be the hospi- 
tal proper, and the third, which will be entirely sep- 
arate from the others, will be used for patients with 
contagious diseases. The Williams Faculty has 
been influenced in this prompt action by the unus- 
ual amount of sickness among college men this fall, 
and by the increasing need of immediate and skilled 
treatment in case of illness. 




The subject for debate before the 
Logic Class nest Saturday is: "Re- 
solved, That the refusal of employers 
to arbitrate with employes is unjust." 
In the first division Randall and Howe 
will speak on the affirmative and Elliott and Holmes 
on the negative. In the second division Hanlou 
and Varrel will support, and Condon and Rhines 
will attack, the resolve. 

Eames, '98, is teaching school. 
Kyes, '96, is with his class again. 
Buck, '94, has entered the Medical School. 
Whist is a popular game these long evenings. 
Skating and polo on the campus during the last 
freeze. 

Four Bowdoin men attended a small card party 
in Bath last week. 

French, '97, is back from a successful term of 
school in Greenwood. 

The nest Junior Assembly will bo held Wednes- 
day evening, February 13th. 

Warren, '97, is rehearsing in Bath for a part in 
the forthcoming "Iolauthe." 

Prof. Lee lately lectured in Waterville on 
"A Summer in Labrador." 

" Alvin Joslin" drew a large crowd and was 
given with very good effect. 

The Lakesido Press man was on the campus last 
week looking after the Bugle contract. 

The Art Building and the Library were closed on 
tbe forenoon of the Day of Prayer. 

The Glee Club and the Banjo and Guitar Club 
were photographed a week ago Thursday. 

The Glee and Banjo and Guitar Clubs will give an 
entertainment in Freeport on the sixth of February. 

Libby and Fessenden, '96, who are working at 
the State House, were on the campus over Sunday. 

Peaks, '96, is to take a leading part in "Iolauthe," 
soon to be put on the stage by the young people of 
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Mayo, '95, who left during the last half of last 
terra, came back last week. 

"Prince Pro Tern," in Batb, was attended by 
over thirty students, who occupied front seats. 

Hatch, '95, was in Baugor last week, taking 
advantage of the holiday for a short vacation. 

The large clock in the Library is back in place 
again, after a week or so of absence for repairs. 

The "Cotton King," in Lewiston last Thursday 
evening, was seen by quite a number of Bowdoin 
men. 

A piano has been put into the gymnasium, and 
the students will soon begin their impromptu as- 
semblies. 

The annual receptiou of the Psi Upsilon Fra- 
ternity will be held Friday evening next in Memo- 
rial Hall. 

At a recent meeting of '96, Bates was elected 
squad leader, and Andrews captain of the Class 
Athletic Team. 

The Y. M. C. A. held a special service, to which 
the townspeople were invited the evening of the 
Day of Prayer. 

The Saturday debates in the Logic Class are 
becoming very interesting, and are developing some 
very good speakers. 

The picture of last fall's foot-ball team was 
taken last Saturday. Bates, '96, was elected cap- 
tain of the team for next fall. 

The Senior German division have been holding 
one recitation a week in the evening, conflicting 
hours rendering this necessary. 

The February Scribner's contains, in an article ou 
Elihu Vedder's recent paintings, a fine reproduction 
of his large painting in the Art Building. " 

Prof. Files was unable to meet his classes for a 
short time last week, having sprained his ankle 
quite severely in the gymnasium Thursday after- 
noon. 

Practice for the Athletic Exhibition is already 
under way in the gymnasium. Pyramids, tumbling, 
and bar- work are engaging the attention of good- 
sized squads. 

The large picture of Hon. J. W. Bradbury, '25, 
painted for the college by Willard, has arrived and 
been placed in Memorial Hall. It is a fine piece of 
work and an excellent likeness. 

The Glee and Banjo Clubs are to give an enter- 
tainment, followed by a dance, in the Bath Univer- 



salist Church next Monday evening. The Bath 
papers predict a full house for the college boys. 

President Hyde lectured before the Waterville 
Y. M. C. A. last Friday evening. He was at the 
State House during the hearing on Woman's Suf- 



Our newly-organized orchestra is putting in 
some hard work in the practice line, and the college 
may depend upon some good music in the near 
future. 

Librarian Little is sending out a large number 
of copies of the pamphlet containing the addresses 
given at the dedication of the Mary Frances Searles 
Science Building. 

One of the younger members of our Faculty, 
who found no class at the recitation hour, is reported 
assaying to the only faithful student, "If they've 
gone on a strike, we'll have a lockout." 

Ordway, '96, was elected manager of the foot- 
ball eleven, Wednesday, January 23d,— Smith, '96, 
who was the other candidate presented by the com- 
mittee, having withdrawn before a vote was taken. 

In the Court Room, Thursday evening last, Miss 
Mary Selden McCobb, of Portland, gave a dramatic 
recital of Shakespeare's " As You Like It." The 
reading formed a very pleasing addition to the 
amusement of the week. 

Why don't the Glee Club and the Guitar and 
Banjo Club give an entertainment in Memorial 
Hall, or at least down town? In other colleges the 
first appearance for the season is always before the 
students. Why not here? 

Rev. Joseph K. Green, D.D., of the Class of '55, 
gave an address in the chapel Thursday morning. 
His subject was "The Rise and Decline of Moham- 
medanism," which was treated most interestingly 
in the light of personal experience. 

Warren, '97, and Drake, '98, gave a chafing-dish 
supper to seven of the Bath young ladies who 
attended the first of the Junior assemblies. The 
affair was held in their room, and formed a very 
pleasing preliminary to the dance. 

'Ninety-Five, in a class meeting held last Wednes- 
day, rejected, by a good majority, the list of candi- 
dates drawn up by the committee appointed at an 
earlier meeting. A new committee has been selected 
and the election will be held at an early date. 

It would be of material assistance to the Bugle 
editors if those members of '95 and '96, who have 
been elected to office or who have received any 



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college honors since the last of the fall term, would 
hand them a list of such offices and appointments. 

Thursday, the Day of Prayer, was enjoyed by 
the students in various ways. Some put in their 
time on themes ; some went home ; a few attended 
the lecture by Rev. Mr. Green— and, by the way, 
those who did not hear the address, missed a rare 
treat — while not a few enjoyed the fine sleighing. 

An audience, increased both in number and in- 
terest over that of the week before, listened to 
President Hyde's second lecture, delivered Tues- 
day evening of last week. In introduction to the 
address, President Hyde spoke briefly of a criticism 
of the idea of God embodied in his previous address. 

The first themes of the Juniors who are taking 
Political Economy are due Wednesday, the sixth of 
February. The class had the choice of the three 
following subjects: "'Assignats' of the French 
Revolution," " Paperlssues of the Revolution," " The 
Legal Tenders of the Civil War." 

The Republican Club met in Lower Memorial 
last Friday to discuss the question of sending a 
delegate to Burlington to the New England conven- 
tion of Republican clubs. The matter was to be 
fully decided the following Tuesday. It was the 
unanimous sentiment of the meeting that a dele- 
gate be' sent. 

The second themes of the term are due Friday, 
February the 8th, from the Sophomores and those 
Juniors who do not take Political Economy. The 
subjects are as follows : "The Treatment of Crimi- 
nals in the United States; " " What Work of Fiction 
Best Portrays New England Country Life?" " Write 
a story to illustrate the following situation: One 
who is the butt of his companions comes out in 
some way superior to them." 

The '96 class election of officers for Ivy Day 
was held last Wednesday. A committee of seven 
had been appointed at a previous meeting to pre- 
pare a list of candidates, one for each position, to 
be accepted or rejected as a whole. The schedule 
of the committee was accepted without an objection 
of any kind. The following is the list of those 
elected: President, Peaks; Vice-President, Kyes; 
Secretary and Treasurer, Mitchell; Marshal, Stone; 
Orator, Small ; Poet, Minot; Chaplain, Gilpatrick; 
Odist, C. G. Fogg; Curator, Baker; Committee of 
Arrangements, Lyford and two others to be selected 
by the nominating committee. 



There are 74 applicants for positions on the 
Harvard Glee Club. 



Rev. J. E. Cummiogs, who delivered the mis- 
sionary address January 12th, presented to the 
Association a valuable Indian idol. This idol has 
been presented by the Association to the college, 
and will be placed on exhibition in the Art Building. 
It is an image of Gaudama, the fourth Buddha of 
the present system, who was contemporaneous with 
the Prophet Daniel. 

Three types of images are made by the Burman 
Buddhists, designated by their respective pictures 
as standing, sitting, and reclining. This is in the 
sitting posture. It is made of marble from Sagaing, 
upper Burma, and is of Burman workmanship. It 
represents Gaudama in the attitude in which he is 
reputed to have attained supreme wisdom, sitting 
under the bawdi tree, a species of banyan. His 
legs are crossed, the right hand hangs over the 
right knee; the left lies palm upward in the lap. 
All the fingers are of the same length, also the toes. 
The lobes of the ears reach to the shoulders. These 
are distinguishing marks of the Buddha, and sym- 
bols of his perfection. There is a knob, called the 
manidan, on the top of the head, representing the 
tuft of hairs which remained after Gaudama cut off 
his long locks with his sword when he fled from his 
palace to enter upon the life of a recluse. The hair 
is said never to have grown again. 

Generally a caste mark is shown in the forehead, 
as Gaudama came of Hindoo stock and probably 
wore such amark in his life-time; but as he preached 
the inefficiency of caste and as the Burmese have no 
caste, the mark is sometimes, though very rarely, 
omitted from the image, as in this case. 

The educated Buddhist makes the same defense 
of the religious use of images as does the Roman 
Catholic Church, "sensuous symbols to aid the simple 
in their devotions." To the great mass of Burman 
Buddhists, however, the image is an idol and is 
worshiped as such. It is called Payah, God; 
prayers are said to it, offerings of flowers, fruit, 
food, burning candles, incense sticks, and gold leaf 
for gilding are made it. Some of this gold leaf that 
was offered in worship is found in patches on the 
back of the idol where it was placed by the wor- 
shipers. The idol is about fifty years old and was 
presented to Mr. Cummings by a Buddhist priest at 
Henzada, Burma, in 1893. 

Thursday, January 31st, was observed as Day of 
Prayer for Colleges. In the morning Dr. Green, 



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who for over thirty years was a missionary in 
Turkey, gave a magnificent address on the "Rise 
and Decline of Mohammedanism." In the evening 
the usual prayer-meeting was held. 

The missionary committee have arranged to 
hold services Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in a 
school-house within a short distance, two and a half 
miles, of the college. All those interested in neigh- 
borhood work are invited to assist in these services. 
President Hyde has delivered three of his six 
lectures on the " Outlines of Theology." These 
addresses are given in Lower Memorial Hall on 
successive Tuesday evenings, at half-past seven. 

The Association cordially invites the students of 
the Medical Department to atteud its services and 
to join in its work. We are all connected with the 
college, we all enjoy its privileges, and the same 
obligations to duty and service rest alike upon us all. 
The services of the Association during the last 
two weeks were as follows : 

Sunday, January 20.— Address by Prof. Robinson. 
Thursday, January 24.— Meeting led by Rev. Mr. 

Thomas. 
Sunday, January 27.— Address by Prof. Woodruff. 
Thursday, January 31.— Meeting led by Wood- 
bury, '95. 
Sunday, February 3.— Address by Rev. Mr. Dale. 




'54.— Senator W. D. Wash- 
'burn, of Minnesota, whose 
present term expires this year, has 
failed of a re-election, and his seat in 
the Senate will be occupied by Knute Nel- 
son, the present Governor. 
'55. — Rev. Joseph K. Greene, who spoke here on 
Day of Prayer, Thursday, January 31st, on "Past 
and Present of Mohammedism," will speak here in 
the near future on the Armenian question. 

'57. — Mr. Charles W. Pickard has presented the 
library with thirty volumes of current literature. 

'60. — Rev. Nicholas E. Boyd has lately been 
appointed chaplain of the Sailors' Home, San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 

'60. — Horace H. Burbank delivered recently 
before the York County Bar Association an address 



on "Our Illustrious Bar," which reviewed in a his- 
torical manner the famous lawyers of past times 
who have practiced in York County. One of the 
interesting characters sketched and also interesting 
to Bowdoin men was that of Judge David Sewall, 
born in 1735 and who died in 1825. Besides many 
other offices Judge Sewall received the appointment 
as Judge of the United States Court for the District 
of Maine in President Washington's first term. He 
was a graduate of Harvard College, and in 1812 
received an honorary degree from Bowdoin. We 
clip the following from Mr. Burbank's paper: "He. 
evinced great interest in- liberal education, was an 
overseer of Bowdoin College for twenty-one years 
(fourteen of which he was president of the board), 
and was honored by that institution with the 
degree of LL.D. He was among the early patrons 
of the college, and in his generosity we find the 
origin of the "Sewall Prize," which to this day is 
annually awarded to successful competitors in pro- 
ficiency in Greek and Latin. He died October 22, 
1825, aged ninety, crowned with honors, esteem, 
and tribute as worthy and liberal as his life was 
benevolent and pure. 

'65.— Joseph E. Moore has received the appoint- 
ment from President Cleveland of Collector of Cus- 
toms for the district of Waldoboro, Me. He was 
born in Lisbon, Me., March 14, 1841. His father 
was Joseph Moore, a native of Parsonsfield. Mr. 
Moore is the fifth in a family of seven children, all 
of whom are living. He was brought up to work 
hard on a farm, his father dying when he was 
fourteen years old. By his own energy and efforts 
he fitted for college and graduated in 1865, a com- 
mencement memorable as having General Grant as 
its guest. He read law with Judge May in Lewiston 
and Hon. A. P. Gould in Thomaston, and was 
admitted to Knox County bar in September, 1868. He 
entered into partnership with Mr. Gould in 1871, 
which continued until 1877, when he went to 
Europe for a year's travel, aud has sinced practiced 
in Thomaston. Mr. Moore married Ella Maud 
Smith of Thomaston, a writer of ability and note. 
Ho has always been a Democrat, and was a delegate 
to the Democratic National Convention at Cincin- 
nati in 1880, an alternate to the convention at 
Chicago in 1884. He represented Thomaston in the 
Legislature of 1878, 1883, and 1885, and was Dem- 
ocratic Speaker in 1885. He was collector of cus- 
toms for the district of Waldoboro for four years, 
being appointed by President Cleveland. 

'67 and '75. — Rev. S. M. Newman and Mr. Wood- 
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meeting in Washington, D. C, of the Sons and 
Daughters of Maine. 

72.— Gr. M. Seiders, President of the Maine Sen- 
ate, has heen defending Lewis in the Coburn murder 
case, which has been attracting so much attention 
of late. 

73. -A foreign diplomat who is at present attracting 
considerable attention in Washington is Hon. Francis 
M. Hatch, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Repub- 
lic of Hawaii, and his accomplished wife, who are 
now visiting this country. Mr. Hatch was born in 
Portsmouth, N.H.,in 1852, and is a graduate of Bow- 
doiu College in the Class of 73. After leaving college 
he studied law, as many of his ancestors and relatives 
had done, and while yet a young man removed to 
Honolulu, where he entered the office of his uncle, 
Judge Harris, who was for many years Chief Justice 
of Hawaii under the royal government. After the 
death of his uncle he practiced law in Honolulu, 
and soon made a reputation as an erudite and elo- 
quent member of the bar. Long before the down- 
fall of the queen he became interested in the 
annexation movement, and two years ago, when 
Liliuokalani signed the infamous lottery bill and 
trampled ruthlessly upon the constitutional rights 
of the people of Hawaii, he promptly joined the 
committee of safety and was one of its most influ- 
ential members. He was President of the Annexa- 
tion Club, and after the formation of the provisional 
government under President Sanford B. Dole, the 
son of a Bowdoin graduate, he became Vice-Presi 
dent of the Republic. Last year he accepted the 
very responsible portfolio of Minister of Foreign 
Affairs and is said to have displayed marked diplo- 
matic talent and great ability in his official relations 
with foreign governments. Like a^ great many 
other brainy men, Minister Hatch is not of particu- 
larly imposing appearance. He is small and dark, 
but his features indicate the strong character behind 
them. His reputation as an orator was made in 
December, 1893, when he delivered a powerful 
speech in support of the new government. Minis- 
ter Hatch is the fortunate possessor of two homes 
in Hawaii, one his town house in Honolulu, and the 
other a beautiful summer place upon the beach at 
Waiki-ki. His wife is a California woman, who is 
well equipped with beauty, education, and cultiva- 
tion for the high place she occupies in Hawaiian 
society. She is the daughter of Colonel Alexander 
G. Hawes, of San Francisco. Minister Hatch's visit 
to the United States is said to be on diplomatic 
business, the precise nature of which is variously 
reported. 



'80.— Mr. Eliphalet Greeley Spring died at his 
home on State Street in Portland, Thursday even- 
ing, at about 6.30 o'clock. Mr. Spring was the only 
living son of the late Samuel E. Spring. He was 
born in Portland, Me., May 19, 1859. He was edu- 
cated in the schools of Portland, and after gradu- 
ating from the High School entered Bowdoin Col- 
lege in the Class of 1880. Mr. Spring was a member 
of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He was an editor of the 
Orient while in college. Since his graduation he 
has been more or less interested in the college and 
has had its welfare constantly at heart. From 1880 
to 1882 he was connected with the firm of N. W. 
Rice & Co., leather merchants. The year following 
he was in business in Buenos Ayres, South America. 
In 1883 he returned to Portland, Me., identifying 
himself with A. & A. E. Spring. In 1884 and 1885 
Mr. Spring was abroad. Besides his business con- 
nections he was prominent in various ways and has 
been a member of the Portland Common Council. 
In 1885 he was married to Marcia Winter Ander- 
son, nee Edmunds. 

'86. — Mr. Levi Turner is a candidate for Munic- 
ipal Judge in Portland on the Republican ticket. 

'89.— William M. Emery, at present city editor, 
becomes editor-in-chief of the New Bedford Even- 
ing Journal, succeeding Mr. Alexander MacColl. 

'90. — Edgar F. Couant has received the appoint- 
ment as attendant physician at the Bridgeport 
Hospital, Bridgeport, Conn. 

'92.— Mr. Harry W. Kimball of Deering, who 
graduates from Andover Theological Seminary in 
June, has accepted a call to the Congregational 
Church at Skowhegan, to take effect after grad- 
uation. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of Thbta, a k e, \ 
February 1, 1895. \ 

Whereas, This Chapter has heard with sincere 
sorrow of the death of one of its members, Eliphalet 
Greeley Spring, of the Class of 1880, be it 

Besolved, That while we bow to the Divine Will, 
we mourn the loss of this loyal brother of our fra- 
ternity who is removed in the midst of the active 
labors of an honored life; and be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the bereaved family and published in the 
Bowdoin Orient. 

Leroy Sunderland Dewey, 
John Clair Minot, 
John George Haines, 

Committee for the 



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Graduating classes at Yale publish a class book 
containing half-tone photographs of the members, 
brief reviews of the men during their college course, 
a class history, and other interesting statistics. 

The total number of men enrolled at Princeton 
is 1,102. 

The University of Paris has over 7,000 students. 

He kissed her on her rosy cheek, 

It was a pleasiug smack, 
And quick she turned and frowned on him 

With— "Now, sir, take that back!" 

— Red and Blue. 

James Mitchell, the holder of the world's record 
for hammer throwing, is now a student in the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 

Mother Goose Revised. 
There was a man in our class, 

So wondrous wise was he 
That with an ax and many whacks 

He once cut down a tree. 

And when he saw the tree was down, 

With all his might and main, 
He straightway took another ax 

And cut it up again. 

Lehigh is agitating the "honor system" for the 
regulation of college examinations. 

The faculty of the University of Michigan will 
offer an athletic prize for general excellence in ath- 
letics. It is to be in the form of a trophy, which 
will become the personal property of the winner. 

At the Dance. 

The maiden fair 

Sat on the stair; 
Her thoughts she could not sham. 

Her slippers neat 

So pinched her feet 
She softly whispered " D n! " 

The new dormitory at Brown will be a handsome 
four-story structure. The plans require the three 
upper stories should be arranged for dormitory use, 
while the lower story and basement for recitation 



and laboratory rooms. The dormitory rooms will be 
single, since the demand for these is greater. 

The Sneeze. 
A pause, 

A smile, 

A scowl erstwhile, 
A gasp, 

A roar, 

And all is o'er. 
The class in modern Greek at Cornell Univer- 
sity is issuing a Greek newspaper for reading exer- 
cises. The journal is known as the Atlantis, and has 
been published in New York City for the last six 
months. It appeals to a threefold constituency for 
support, — the Greeks in America who desire a 
journal in their own language; Americans who wish 
to read modern Greek for general information ; and 
Greeks at home without reliable information con- 
cerning the United States.— Cornell Sun. 
A Query. 
"What is college spirit? " 

She blushingly drew near — 
" I know that students like it, 
Now is it wine or beer ?" 

Cornell will train two crews this year, one light 
eight to row in the Henley regatta in England, and 
a heavy one to meet Pennsylvania. 

During the past year Yale has received by gifts 
nearly $300,000. 

A jolly young chemistry tough 
While mixing a compound of stough, 

Dropped a match in the phial, 

And in a brief whial 
They found his front teeth and one cough. 

A press club has been organized at Harvard. It 
is composed of all the students connected in any 
way with college or outside papers. 

The class of '97 of Tufts College has voted to 
publish a history of that institution uext year, in 
place of the regular class annual. 

Mother Goose Up to Date. 
Sing a song of touch-downs, 

A pig-skin full of air ; 
Two and twenty sluggers 
With long and matted hair. 

When the game was opened, 

The sluggers 'gan to fight. 
Wasn't that, for tender maids, 

An edifying sight ? — Brunonian. 

About twenty-five men "are in training for a 
lacrosse team at Harvard. No games will be ar- 
ranged until it is known whether the team will be a 
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"The Yale Man Up to Date" is the title of a 
collection of sketches of Yale undergraduate life, 
just issued. 

Styles. 
In the " gym " one sees 
All sorts of idees 
In the matter of wearing apparel ; 
Some brown, some white, 
Some quite out of sight, 
While others are reg'lar gym dandies. 

There are 431,650 volumes in the 32 libraries at 
Harvard. 

Cornell has added the Russian language to the 
curriculum. 

Chicago admits no student to under-graduate 
without examination. 

The Girl of Poets. 
Her brow is " alabaster," 
Her hair is " ruddy gold," 
Her "shell-like ear" is "coral," 
Most lovely to behold. 
Her lips are always "rubies " 
Concealing " teeth of pearl," 
And with her " eyes like diamonds " 
She's quite a costly girl. 

The Psychological Laboratory at Yale has insti- 
tuted a work-shop for the manufacture of psycho- 
logical instruments. 

The average salary of the college president is 
given as $3,047; of the college professor, $2,015; 
and of the instructor, $1,470. 

Of Course It Does. 
" When we asuuder part 

It gives us inward pain " ; 
It was to close the meeting 
They sang this sad refrain. 

"It cannot be denied, 

The fact is very plain — 
If you should part asunder 
You'd feel an inward pain. 

— University Herald. 

Seven Yale graduates were elected to the House 
of Representatives at the last election. 

Vassar has challenged Bryn Mawr to a joint 
debate. 

At St. John's College the lectures are given in 
Latin, and even the examinations are carried on in 
that language. 

One hour of debating each week is a required 
course for Amherst Seniors. 

The University of Kentucky does not allow col- 
lege sports, for fear that the students might be 
tempted to gamble on the result. 



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Vol. XXIV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY 20, 1895. 



No. 14. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 
J. C. Minot, '96, Managing Editor. 
G. T. Ordway, '96, Assistant Managing Editor. 
. H. R. Blodgett, '96, Business Manager. 
B. L. Bryant, '95. A. L. Churchill,, '95. 

H. W. Thayer, '95. J. T. Shaw, '95. 

A. O. Wiley, '95. H. H. Pierce, '96. 

J. B. Roberts, '95. C. W- Marston, '96. 

Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies, 15 Cents. 

Extra copies can beobtained atthe bookstores or on applica- 
tion to the Business Manager. 

Remittances should be made to the Business Manager. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Managing Editor. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he wishes to have appended. 

Contributions for Bowdoin Verse Department should be 
sent to Box 791, Brunswick, Me. 

Personal items should be sent to Box 138, Brunswick, Me. 

Entered at the Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 
Vol. XXIV., No. 14.— February 20, 1895. 

Editorial Notes 231 

The Psi Upsilon Reception, 233 

A Correction, 234 

Bowdoin Alumni of Boston 234 

Hon. F. M. Hatch 235 

A Catalogue of Rooms and Roomers, 236 

College Republicans of Northern New England, . . 236 

A New England Town-Meeting, , 238 

The Author of "Thrawn Janet," 240 

Bowdoin Verse: 

Boyhood Memories, 241 

A Gust, 241 

Slack 241 

Bath 241 

Gardiner, .....' 242 

Atalanta, ~ 242 

Collegii Tabula, 242 

T. M. C A., 244 

Personal, 244 

Book Reviews, 245 

College "World 245 







speech before the Boston alumni 
of Bowdoin last week, President Etyde dwelt 
emphatically upon the need of a broader 
basis of admission to the college, admitting 
students who have not studied Greek to a 
course leading to a degree. In this advanc- 
ing step the Maine colleges are behind the 
others in New England. He said that we 
need a broader basis, not a lower, but a broader 
basis, of admission. Latin, Greek, and math- 
ematics may be the best, they certainly are no 
longer the only good ways in which a young 
man may prepare for a course of liberal study. 
With the single exception of" Yale College, 
which has the Sheffield Scientific School by its 
side as a part of the university, there is not a 
college in New England except the three in 
Maine which does not admit students to a 
course leading to a degree, who have not 
studied Greek. Two years ago authority 
was asked for to make a change in this direc- 
tion, and it was refused. This year the 
Faculty will prepare in advance a definite 
alternative for Greek as a requirement for 
admission, and submit that proposition to 
the governing boards for their approval. The 
college is bound to take this step sooner or 
later, and the sooner it is taken the better. 
Bowdoin must not lose its prestige by being 
too conservative in this matter. 



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TT7HE Freshman Class is to be congratulated 
*■ upon the good sense and manly courage 
shown in its recent vote to abolish the horn 
concert at the opening of Sophomore year. 
Every man in the three upper classes knows 
that this is the right step, and admires the 
action of '98, though a few may feel obliged 
to scoff and say unkind things. But it takes 
more real courage to kill out a barbarous old 
custom like this than it does to let it con- 
tinue with all its accompanying risks of life 
and limb. It is sincerely hoped that '98 will 
stand by the position it has taken, and that 
horn concert will be but a memory of the 
past, and no longer a water-soaked, egg- 
spattered, head-crushed and crippled reality 
of the opening week. Some college customs, 
of which old Bowdoin has her share, are 
worthy of perpetuation, but horn concert is 
not one of them, and the Orient has long 
pleaded for its abolishment. 



TITHE Junior Class may well feel proud of 
-*■ the success of its assemblies this winter. 
Those already given have been most select 
and delightful social affairs, and it is difficult 
to see why any class in the past has failed to 
keep up the custom of having this course of 
assemblies. The social side of the college 
man must be developed, and an occasional 
evening in the ball-room offers -a form of 
education which it is convenient and pleasant 
for every young mau to possess. It may be 
that in some colleges legitimate college work 
is seriously neglected for social pleasures, 
but this has never been true of Bowdoin, and 
there is little danger that it ever will be. 
It is safe to avoid either extreme in the 
matter. 

IN our college but little interest has ever 
been given to chess, that king of games, 
while whist has been more popular, perhaps, 
with those having time and inclination for 
anything in this line. Now, however, through 



the efforts of a few enthusiasts, considerable 
interest has been awakened in chess, an 
active club has been organized, and good 
players are coming to the front. It is prob- 
able that a tournament will be arranged with 
Colby, where a club has been organized, and 
perhaps with other colleges. This is a spur 
to every Bowdoin chess player to do his best, 
since even in so minor a matter as a chess- 
board contest a victory is much to be pre- 
ferred to a defeat. The idea of an intercol- 
legiate tournament is a good one, and the 
Orient hopes our new club can send out 
representatives who shall return with the 
honors of victory. 



"VTOT many years ago the great majority of 
J ^ college men entered either the law or 
the ministry, but more and more it has been 
recognized that as a preparation for any 
vocation whatever, a college course is time 
most profitably spent. At a recent dinner 
of the Williams College alumni in New York 
City, J. Edward Simmons spoke on the value 
of college training in the formation of busi- 
ness character. Generally, this claim has 
not been made for college educations, but 
Mr. Simmons backed it up certainly with 
some very good examples, citing the success 
of such men as Chauncey M. Depew, Edward 
King, Brayton Ives, John Crosby Brown, 
John Claflin, and a number of other promi- 
nent business men. There can be little rea- 
son to doubt but what the drift of public 
sentiment is decidedly in favor of the posi- 
tion taken by Mr. Simmons, and that a larger 
number of the young men who contemplate 
careers outside of the professions are to-day 
availing themselves of the advantages of 
collegiate training than during any previous 
era of the country. 



At Princeton the interest in chess is so great 
that the expenses of the team at the recent tour- 
nament in New York were paid, by a canvass of the 
college. 



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The Psi Upsilon Reception. 
TITHE sixth annual reception and dance of 
*- the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon passed 
off very brilliantly on the evening of Friday, 
the eighth instant. In the afternoon the fra- 
ternity gave a very pleasant tea to its out-of- 
town guests, in Nos. 5 and 7, South Maine 
Hall, between the hours of four and six, 
which was matronized by Mrs. Drake of 
Bath, and Mrs. Dr. Mitchell of Brunswick. 
The rooms were very prettily arranged, and 
were filled by about sixty of the Psi U men 
and their friends. The catering was by 
Murray, of Waterville. 

The dance, as usual, was held in Memo- 
rial Hall, which was tastefully decorated by 
the use of chairs, rugs, portieres, and couches 
from college rooms. The patronesses were 
seated upon the left of the entrance, the 
following ladies receiving: Mrs. William 
DeWitt Hyde, Mrs. Stephen Jewett Young, 
Mrs. Alfred Mitchell, Mrs. Leslie A. Lee, 
Mrs. Franklin C. Robinson, Mrs. William 
Addison Houghton, Mrs. Geo. T. Little, and 
Mrs. Geo. T. Files. Dancing began shortly 
after nine, and was continued until an early 
hour in the morning. The tasteful order 
contained the following list of dances : 

Waltz, ----- Toreador. 

Two Step, - - - - Liberty Bell. 

Lancers, ----- Robin Hood. 

Waltz, ------ My Idol. 

Polka, - - - Belles of Baltimore. 
Two Step, - - - Dusky Aristocracy. 
Waltz, Ma Belle Adore. 

INTERMISSION. 

Waltz, ----- Sweet Smiles. 

Schottische, - - Miss Jones Come Back. 

Two Step, - - - Salute to Boston. 

Waltz, -. - - Isle of Champagne. 

Portland Fancy, - - - Rustic Dance. 

Two Step, - . - - Ensilade. 

Waltz, - - - - A Night in Naples. 
Four extras. 

Among those present from out of town 
were the following: From Rockland, Mrs. 



N. F. Cobb and the Misses Gay ; from 
Augusta, Misses Manley, Brooks, Smith, 
Messrs. John E. Gould, Dr. B. D. Redlon, 
J. E. Dunning, Cony Sturgis; from Port- 
land, Mrs. B. F. Harris, Miss Willis, the 
Misses Cram, and Misses Brown, Julia E. 
Noyes, Carrie McDowell, Davis, Carney, 
Kotzchmar, Symonds, Seiders, Verrill, Leigh- 
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Gilman, Dr. 
R. H. Hunt, Messrs. F. W. Glover, J. E. 
Dyer, J. D. Sinkinson, Willis E. Moulton, 
William Thompson; from Bath, Mrs. Drake, 
Miss Drake, the Misses Worth, and Misses 
Sewall, Lucy Moses, Foye, Johnson, Mr. 
John Hyde, Dr. Lincoln, Mr. Edward Drake; 
from Boston, Miss Haley, Mr. E. B. Young; 
from Cambridge, Mr. H. E. Andrews. 

The following were the delegates from 
the other Greek-Letter fraternities of Bow- 
doin : A A § , W. S. A. Kimball, '95 ; A K E, 
H. L. Fairbanks, '95; Z¥, Wallace Robinson, 
'96; 8 AX, J. S. French, '95, and AT, A. P. 
Ward, '96. 

The following Psi Upsilon alumni were 
present: Prof. William Addison Houghton, 
Yale, '73, Barrett Potter, Esq., '78, Chas. H. 
Gilman, Esq., '82, Mr. John E. Gould, '85, 
Prof. Geo. T. Files, '89, Dr. R. H. Hunt, '91, 
Messrs. H. C. Emery, '92, E. B. Young, '92, 
Geo. S. Machan, '93, H. E. Andrews, '94, 
F. W. Glover, '94. 

Gilbert's orchestra, of Portland, furnished 
music for the dance, and J. Fields Murray, 
of Waterville, made a most acceptable caterer 
for both reception and tea. 

The dance was the largest and most suc- 
cessful which the chapter has ever given, 
about one hundred and fifteen people being 
present, and will be long remembered as one 
of the most brilliant social events of the 
winter. William Moulton Ingraham, '95, 
Fred Burroughs Smith, '96, Henry Stanley 
Warren, '97, and William Witherle Law- 
rence, '98, formed the efficient committee of 
arrangements. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



A Correction. 

To the Editors of the Orient : 

TITHE article about Bowdoin in Washington, 
-*- copied in your last from the Lewiston 
Journal, was very admirable, and as it was evi- 
dently written by their correspondent, quite 
remarkable for its long and generally accurate 
details. There occurs, however, an omis- 
sion or two that I hasten to supply so as to 
make the record more complete. Among 
our most zealous and loyal men on this far- 
off station should be mentioned Rev. and 
Professor John W. Chickering, '52, who was 
an original member of the association. He 
occupies a very prominent position as one of 
the professors at the National Deaf Mute 
College, and enjoys a high reputation as one 
of the most accomplished educators in this 
line. 

Charles Chesley, also of '52, and an orig- 
inal member of our association, who for 
many years was the learned and capable 
solicitor of the Internal Revenue Bureau. 
His profound legal skill helped him mold 
and shape the early decisions of that 
Bureau, and these have been ever since the 
precedents by which the future of the 
Bureau has been guided. Now, he is one of 
our most respected and solid citizens. 

Rev. Dr. W. S. Southgate, of '51, the 
well known and highly honored rector of the 
Episcopal church at Annapolis, Md., who, 
when the last vacancy occurred iu the bishop- 
ric of that diocese, was so frequently men- 
tioned as one eminently qualified for the 
place. 

Samuel S. Gardner, of '55, is a prominent 
official in one of the Treasury bureaus. 
He has been especialby active in religious 
matters ; for many years he has been one of 
the most honored deacons of the First Con- 
gregational Church. 

Joseph Noble, of '62, who won a good 
reputation in the arnry, whence he is called 
"Colonel," and for many years has occupied 



a responsible position in the Treasury Depart- 
ment. 

Another member of the association is 
Robert E. Peary, of '77, who has made a 
name and won a deservedly high place as a 
daring and successful arctic explorer and 
whose reputation is world-wide. 

I would not feel so anxious over this 
matter only some of our "boys" constantly 
read the Orient and have expressed a regret 
that so many of our backbone men should 
have been accidentally forgotten. 

Alumnus. 
Washington, D. C, February 11, 1895. 



Bowdoin Alumni of Boston. 
YT7HE Bowdoin alumni of Boston and its 
*■ vicinity enjoyed their annual banquet 
at Copley Square Hotel, Thursday evening, 
February 7th, aud renewed the memories 
of their college days. 

Before the dinner the twenty-seventh 
annual meeting of the Alumni Association 
was held and the following officers elected 
Daniel C. Linscott, '54, President ; Frank A 
Hill, '62, Vice-President; William G. Reed 
'82, Secretary; Geo. L. Chandler, '68, Asst 
Secretary ; Henry Stone, '52, Edward Stan 
wood, '61, D. 0. S. Lowell, '74, W. E. Hatch 
'75, W. W. Towle, '81, Charles F. Moulton 
'87, and E. N. Goding, '91, Executive Com- 
mittee. Guests aud members of the asso- 
ciation to the number of ninety-five then 
filed into the large dining-room and took 
positions at their chairs. Rev. George M. 
Adams, '44, said grace. On the right of 
President Linscott were President William 
DeWitt Hyde, Prof. Egbert C. Smyth, '48, 
Prof. Leslie A. Lee, Prof. E. E. Woodruff, 
Edward Stan wood, '61, and Col. Henry Stone, 
'52. On his left were Mayor Edwin U. Cur- 
tis, '82, Hon. W. D. Northend, '43, H. G. 
Herrick, '44, Joseph Garland, '44, and S. A. 
Holt, '46. 



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After the dinner the commencement ode 
was sung, and President Linscott introduced 
the following speakers : President Hyde, 
Prof. Smyth, '48, Mayor Curtis, '82, Prof. 
Lee, Edward Stanwood, '61, Frank A. Hill, 
'62, Dr. Dudley A. Sargent, '75, W. E. Spear, 
'70. All the speeches teemed with good 
things, and were full of Bowdoin enthusiasm 
and loyalty. William G. Reed, '82, the sec- 
retary of the association, read letters and 
telegrams from Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, 
'52, Rev. Dr. Cyrus A. Bartol, '32, Judge 
W. L. Putnam, '55, Senator Frye, '50, and 
Thomas B. Reed, '60, regretting their inabil- 
ity to be present. 



Hon. F. M. Hatch. ' 

To the Editors of the Orient : 

WHENEVER we read of any prominent 
man being a graduate of Bowdoin, as 
we frequently do, the thought immediately 
comes, especially to undergraduates, as to 
what kind of a "fellow" he was in college. 
Just now, much is being written about Hon. 
F. M. Hatch, of Honolulu, who came into 
prominence during the revolution of last 
year, and who is now minister of foreign 
affairs in the republic, and at present in 
this country on a diplomatic mission. 

To the boys in college between '69 and 
'73 he was familiarly known as "Chummie" 
Hatch. The origin of the name the writer 
does not know, but probably it had about 
the same origin as many other college nick- 
names. It did, however, express very well 
one of the characteristics of the young man, 
namely, the genuine interest and sympathy 
which he always manifested toward those 
who were with him in college. Every one 
of his classmates surely will always remem- 
ber his smiling face and kindly ways. He 
was naturally of a retiring disposition, never 
putting himself forward, but intensely inter- 
ested in all that was going on, and fully 



trusted by every one. His classmates could 
well understand what an effect his speech 
had on the people of Honolulu last year. 
However eloquent his words in themselves 
were, its chief eloquence was doubtless due 
to his sincerity of conviction, taken with his 
high reputation for honesty and ability, for 
the college life is an infallible index of after 
life. 

The writer of this was his classmate, but 
not until Senior year did he come to know 
him except in a general way. It happened 
that he roomed on the same floor that year 
with Hatch, and by reason of certain extra 
astronomical study which several, including 
Hatch, undertook, came to understand a 
side of his character which he had not before 
seen. That was his patient, persistent, and 
thorough investigation of a subject in which 
he was interested. It can be safely pre- 
dicted that those of the State Department 
in Washington, who come in contact with 
him, will find out that it will not do to 
assume that he has not gone to the bottom 
of whatever matters he may present to them.. 

In college he was very much interested 
in athletics, and, although of small size, was 
a member of a boat crew and prominent 
in those fine athletic exhibitions which were 
arranged by Dr. D. A. Sargent, then director 
of our gymnasium. He was also a promi- 
nent officer in the military drill which was 
then required of all students. Possibly he 
has since had to apply some of the knowl- 
edge thus gained. He graduated in the class 
of '73, and is now forty-two years old. 

Owing to absence from the country he 
has not attended a commencement since 
graduation, but it is safe to say that he is a 
loyal Bowdoin man, and indeed this is shown 
by his sending a present of money to the 
college last commencement. It is to be 
hoped that he will find time to visit the col- 
lege before his return to his adopted home. 
He would receive an enthusiastic welcome. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



A Catalogue of Rooms and 
Roomers. 

TITHE following communication from an 
-*• alumnus whose staunch loyalty to his 
old college has often been manifested, is 
worthy the careful consideration of Bow- 
doin men. Its suggestion is a good one, 
and such a catalogue as he speaks of would 
grow in value each year. Who will go ahead 
and compile it? 
To the Editors of the Orient : 

A few weeks ago one of the assistant librarians 
of the Congressional Library called my attention 
to the unique and most valuable record of the 
Class of '76, as it appears in the very beautiful 
volume printed under the direction of the class 
committee last summer. My knowledge of such 
matters is quite limited, but I never before saw so 
superb a class record. I noticed in it that some 
rooms in the college buildiugs were spoken of as 
being famous by reason of having been occupied in 
days lang syne by men who afterwards became 
noted. So it occurred to me that a book could be 
prepared for the college library in which the occu- 
pant of every college room could be noted year by 
year. 

Of North College (excuse me if I use the nomen- 
clature I am familiar with), I should think the 
occupants of all the rooms could be recalled from 
the general catalogues or other official record. Of 
Maine Hall all the names since that hall was rebuilt 
could in like manner be obtained, and it seems 
quite possible that the names of all the occupants 
before the Are could be recalled, while the fact of 
the fire being properly noted, it would be under- 
stood by those who looked over the record, that the 
present building was not the original one. The 
names of all the occupants of South College could 
without doubt be given. 

Now where the student roomed at some dwelliug- 
house outside the colleges there might be some 
plan adopted to locate the house, as for instance, 
" The Chateau," which was near the then town- 
house, on the Harpswell road, west of the west 
comer of the campus, a brief note could be made 
to indicate the locality; or the Titcomb house on 
Back Street, on the hill above the railroad track, 
where Longfellow roomed one .year, could in like 
manner be pointed out; or the College House, 
which occupied the uorth-west corner of the campus. 



I cannot think how there could be any great 
amount of labor in getting up such a record, and 
wheu it was once made, keeping it up would be very 
easy. It is possible that when dwelling-houses' 
have disappeared it might be somewhat troublesome 
to locate their status in the olden times. 

I saw in one of your editorials last fall that a 
stranger, stopping over a train to see the college, 
could get from the very civil young collegian, who 
showed him about the grounds, no clue to any 
traditions or the college rooms of some of our most 
distinguished graduates. I heartily approve your 
suggestion, as made in that article, that every 
college man take a pride in making himself familiar 
to some degree with such matters. 

In my Freshman year, 1845-6, I had one test- 
book in which was inscribed the autograph of 
Jonathan Cilley, Class of 1825, and another book 
having Longfellow's autograph. The first I passed 
aloug with my other Freshman books to the nest 
class, and the second disappeared in some of my 
changes of rooms. What a priceless treasure either 
would be now for preservation in the College Library. 
Do not understand me to suggest in what I write 
above any such nonsensical and silly antiquarian 
spirit as Dickens speaks of in "Pickwick Papers," 
in telling about the stove on which appeared the 
legend " Bill Stumps, His Mark," but rather to say 
that within a proper range there is a just pride in 
all that has a halo and a glory around it in the 
past, and that we do very well to dwell on these 
things. 

Forsan et hcec olim meminisse juvabit. 

L. Deane, '49. 
Washington, D. C, February 2, 1895. 



College Republicans of Northern 

New England. 
TT FORMAL organization of the First 
I ^ Department of the American Repub- 
lican College League, which includes the 
colleges of Maine, New Hampshire, and 
Vermont, was made at the Van Ness Hotel, 
Burlington, Vt., February 12th. Delegates 
were present from all the colleges in the 
department except Bates, Maine State, and 
Durham University, in New Hampshire. 
The following officers were elected : Presi- 
dent, F. B. Deberville, University of Ver- 



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237 



moot ; Vice-President, J. B. Roberts, Bow- 
doin ; Secretary, J. C. Bassett, Colby ; 
Treasurer, W. A. Foster, Dartmouth; Ex- 
ecutive Committee, E. G. Randall, Univer- 
sity of Vermont; F. B. Deberville, Univer- 
sity of Vermont; J. C. Minot, Bowdoin ; 
B. W. Couch, Dartmouth; J. C. Bassett, 
Colby. 

Messrs. Bassett and Roberts were ap- 
pointed a committee to draft a department 
constitution, and the following was adopted: 

Constitution of the First Department 
of the American Republican 
College League. 
Article I. —Name. 
This Department shall be known as the Northern 
New England Department of the American Repub- 
lican College League. 

Article II.— Objects. 
The objects of this Department shall be to 
further the work and principles of the American 
Republican College League. 

Article III. — Membership. 
This Department shall include the Republican 
clubs at the universities of Vermont, Colby, Nor- 
wich, and Durham, and the colleges of Bowdoin, 
Dartmouth, Bates, Maine State, and Middlebury. 

Article IV. — Officers. 

Section ]. The officers of this Department 
shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, 
Treasurer, and an Executive Committee of five, of 
which the President and Secretary shall be ex officio 
members. 

Sec. 2. The chairman of this Department, 
appointed by the President of the American Repub- 
lican College League, shall also be the President of 
this Department. 

Article V. — Duties of Officers. 

Section 1. The President, Vice-President, and 
Secretary shall perform the usual duties of their 
respective offices. 

Sec 2. The Treasurer, in addition to the usual 
duties of his office, shall collect from the clubs the 
tax assessed by the American Republican College 
League. 

Sec. 3. The Executive Committee shall have 
general management of the affairs of the Depart- 
ment at times other than the Annual Convention, 



and perform such other duties as are imposed by 
the Constitutiou. 

Article VI.— Conventions. 
This Department shall meet in convention yearly 
to elect officers and transact all necessary business, 
such convention to be called at the time and place 
appointed by the Executive Committee. 

Article VII.— Delegates. 
Each Club represented in this Department, shall 
be entitled to one Delegate for every twenty-five 
paid-up members. 

Article VIII. — Dues. 
Besides the regular tax imposed by the Ameri- 
can Republican College League, each club in this 
Department shall be assessed the sum of one dollar 
per year to cover all necessary expenses incurred. 

Article IX. — Miscellaneous. 
Copies of the constitutions of the American Re- 
publican College League and of this Department 
shall be in the possession of the President, Secre- 
tary, and Treasurer of this Department, and also 
of the Secretary of each Club. 

Article X. — Amendments. 
This Constitution may be amended by a majority 
vote of the delegates present at the Annual Con- 
vention. 

Considerable interest was shown in the 
work and new clubs will be started in every 
college not already represented in the de- 
partment. 

In the afternoon the delegates were 
entertained by the Young Men's Republican 
Club of Vermont, and, in connection with 
the celebration of Abraham Lincoln's birth- 
day, Hon. Chauncey M. Depew delivered 
the oration. 

In the evening a banquet was held at the 
armory, at which over 700 were present. 
Among the after-dinner speakers were Hon. 
Chauncey M. Depew, Col. George T. Childs, 
F. B. Deberville, Hon. Albert Clarke, Hon. 
O. M. Barber, and George M. Powers. 



A gift of $1,000 was made to Pennsylvania for 
the purchase of books, maps, aud lantern slides 
used iu the Latin and Greek courses. 



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A New England Town-Meeting. 

£INE good old New England institution 
" which is withstanding the assaults of 
Time much better than many of its fellows, 
is the town-meeting. As old as Freedom 
herself is the history of the town-meeting. 
It has existed, under various forms and 
names, for the execution of public business 
wherever man has known any form of self- 
government; but, like many New England 
customs and institutions, the New England 
town-meeting is characteristic of no other 
section of the world. 

Once each spring, generally on the first 
Monday of March, since the days of the 
Pilgrim Fathers, the voters of each town 
assemble in open meeting to elect municipal 
officers, to raise money for various purposes, 
and to dispose of matters of town interest 
which may have been mentioned in the war- 
rant, posted a week .or two previous to the 
meeting. State and national laws may con- 
trol the methods of procedure at state and 
presidential elections, but the town election, 
commonly called " the March meetin'," is a 
local institution, and governed in the main 
by local customs and traditions. No compli- 
cated system of voting is employed; the 
printed ballot is unknown ; the check-list is 
dispensed with, and the place of assembly is 
a forum where speech is free to all. 

Early on this important Monday the good 
farmers of the town come over the snowy 
roads, some riding, some walking, to the old 
red town-house which is situated near the 
center of the town. Perhaps, if it is a grow- 
ing, progressive town, this building is situated 
in its main village, and is known as the town- 
hall. Here it will have a basement for teams 
and an upper story for the use of the Grange, 
or Good Templars, or Masons. Its main hall 
will be used during the year by traveling 
shows and amateur dramatic clubs. But the 
typical old New England towns seldom know 
the town-hall. They cling to the old town- 



house, centrally located, built early in the 
century, and in many cases with the town 
cemetery, always known as the burying- 
ground, lifting its modest tombstones near 
by. It is along this cemetery fence that the 
farmers hitch their horses this bright March 
morning. Then they gather in the sunshine 
around the door, or inside around the crack- 
ling wood fire in the rusty old barrel-shaped 
stove, and whittle and gossip until the town 
clerk arrives to open the meeting. They 
discuss the town report for the past year, 
wonder about the size of the winter snow 
bill, talk over the advisability of a new bridge 
over Muskrat Stream, and compare the qual. 
ities, especially the sound judgment, of the 
candidates for selectmen. 

Few there are in the crowd who do not 
use tobacco in one form or the other;' fewer 
still who wear a linen shirt or any other head- 
gear than a heavy cap. Brown and rough 
are their hands and faces, uncut their hair, 
and an unmistakable odor of the barn arises 
from their rough clothing. There is a nasal 
twang in their speech, and rules of grammar 
are unceasingly disregarded. But there is 
the bright gleam of honesty and intelligence 
in their eyes, there is shrewdness in their 
faces, energy in their bearing, and logic and 
sound sense in their talk. There runs in 
their veins, and there will run in the veins of 
their children, that same blood that has made 
the name of New England so honored through- 
out the world, and this little assembly of one 
hundred or two hundred men at the old red 
town-house among the snow-covered hills 
of Maine is emblematic of the highest 
and grandest civilization that the world has 
attained. 

Now the town clerk has arrived, and 
takes his position behind a little table on 
the raised platform which extends across one 
end of the hall. On a few benches and settees 
behind him sit a dozen or two of the old men 
and dignitaries of the town. There are a few 



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other scattered seats, but most of the crowd 
remains standing. Hats are never taken off 
except in addressing the presiding officer. 
The town clerk reads the warrant, and then 
calls out, " Gentlemen, please forward your 
votes for moderator ! " And then the voting 
begins. 

Strange as it may seem, party lines are 
generally quite strictly drawn at these town- 
meetings, and a dull or one-sided meeting is 
seldom known. In the theory of things state 
and national politics should play no part in 
local elections and matters, but they do play 
an important part, and the party which casts 
the most votes at the state and national elec- 
tions usually elects its candidates at the town- 
meeting. Seldom indeed will a man of one 
party vote for one of the other for selectman 
or constable, though the latter may be his 
neighbor and intimate friend and in every 
way fitted for the office. Each party holds 
its caucus either the week before or on the 
morning of the meeting, and votes for the 
candidates are written on little slips which 
are thoroughly distributed before each ballot. 
Now the voters crowd and push their way up 
to the ballot-box, held by the clerk at the 
table, where they deposit the slip containing 
the name of their choice. Though no check- 
list is used, seldom indeed is repeating, or 
such a thing as any kind of fraud, ever heard 
of in connection with these town-meetings. 

After all have voted the clerk declares 
the polls closed, the votes are sorted and 
counted, and the choice of the meeting for 
moderator is announced. The gentleman 
thus honored is sworn in by the clerk, takes 
his place at the table, and thereafter presides 
over the meeting. Then the clerk is elected" 
and in turn sworn in by the moderator. 
Then the three selectmen, — who are asses- 
sors, overseers of the poor, and in general 
the "fathers of the town" — treasurer, col- 
lector, school committee, constable, and sex- 
ton are likewise elected by ballot. There is 



generally plenty of politics in the election 
of each officer, and often party feeling and 
excitement run high. Then the minor officers 
are elected by acclamation. Some of them 
are fence-viewers, measurers of lumber, scal- 
ers of bark, pound-keeper, tythingmen, and 
hog-reeves. ' These officers, especially the last 
three, are relics of the early civilization of 
New England, and their duties are probably 
not known to many of the younger genera- 
tion. Their election is now a meaningless 
form and is often the occasion of much fun 
and raillery. Few are the true New England 
towns, however, which fail to elect these 
officers. 

It is now probably well on toward noon, 
and the enterprising village store-keeper, who 
has se.t up a branch establishment at the 
town-house with pea-nuts and corn-cakes for 
sale, is doing a thriving business. After the 
offices for the ensuing year, important and 
unimportant, are disposed of, come the appro- 
priations for roads and bridges, support of 
poor, town expenses, etc. Over these, since 
upon them hinges the ever-important matter 
of taxes, there is nearly always much discus- 
sion, and many a worthy citizen wins fame, 
brief and local to be sure, by gaining the rec- 
ognition of " Mr. Moderator " and then ex- 
pressing clearly and strongly his views on 
the disputed subject. Every man's right to 
speak is recognized, and a speaker is always 
respectfully listened to. 

Sometimes these appropriations and other 
matters that may come up in the warrant are 
quickly settled, sometimes the whole after- 
noon is consumed, and sometimes an ad- 
journed meeting has to be held. Generally, 
however, the sight of the sun sloping into 
the west, and the accompanjdng suggestions 
of evening chores, causes the assembly to 
hasten its deliberations. The meeting is ad- 
journed and the voters hasten homeward. 
Quarrels are forgotten, and good feeling and 
common interests reign in the hearts of all. 



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The battered door of the old town-house is 
closed, shutting in the little forum with its 
much-worn, tobacco-stained floor, its drifts of 
handbills, old votes, and pea-nut shells, and 
its echoes of eloquence. It will not be 
opened again until another town-meeting 
day comes around, unless perhaps the build- 
ing may be used for the singing-school next 
fall and winter. 



The Author of "Thrawn Janet." 

T^OBERT LOUIS STEVENSON was born 
*■ \ and brought up in Scotland, that little 
country which had already produced many 
men whose names stand among those of the 
very first writers of the English language. 
His home was in Edinburgh. Even while a 
boy he was always reading or writing, and 
to his neighbors he "was the pattern of an 
idle boy." Circumstances forced him to try 
engineering, and later, law. But he early 
abandoned these to turn to his beloved pro- 
fession of literature. This was in 1873. For 
several years he made a study of style in 
writing, critically examining that of the best 
writers, trying to perceive the effect of every 
little word, and carefully noticing the slight- 
est shades of difference in expression which 
change the meaning of the same words. 

James Payn declares that any young man 
of ability may be trained to literature, as to 
any other profession. Although it cannot be 
denied that Stevenson had very great natural 
talents, still, this was the method which he 
pursued and which, without doubt, contrib- 
uted much to his signal success. He himself 
has said that he used to write in imitation of 
Sir Thomas Browne, and Hooker, to see how 
nearly he could reproduce their style. But 
his health was very poor and he could not 
breathe the air of Scotland without pain. So 
he traveled in different parts of France, 
remaining there for several years. In 1881 his 
first book appeared, "Virginibus Puerisque," 



a volume of delightful little essays. Every 
one knows about his strange trip to this 
country and his romantic marriage in Cali- 
fornia. For several years before his death 
he lived in Samoa; and thence have issued i 
at intervals all too short, a dozen or more vol- 
umes, representing attempts in almost every 
department of literature. Fiction, essays, 
poetry, plays, and history he wrote, and he 
was successful in everything he tried. His 
writings are eminent for elegance and purity. 
His essays furnish the best example of this. 
When in his novels this beauty of diction is 
added to the most vivid and fertile imagina- 
tion, the interest, delight, and admiration of 
the reader are unbounded. The story sweeps 
him along to its conclusion ; and he eagerly 
awaits another. Alas ! Now he must wait 
forever. 

Stevenson, himself, referring to the fact 
that the conception of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. 
Hyde " came to him in a dream, once said to 
some one : "The fact is that I am so much 
in the habit of making stories that I go on 
making them while asleep, quite as hard, 
apparently, as when I am awake. They 
sometimes come to me in the form of night- 
mares, in so far that they make me cry out 
aloud." 

Considering the number of books he has 
written, it is singular in how few of them 
woman plays even a small part. This is one 
of his most marked peculiarities. He was 
very fond of making psychological analyses 
of character and of hearing and telling weird 
tales. He had great power in depicting the 
horrible. He contended that the improbable 
was what had most character. 

Edgar Allan Poe believed that if stories 
were to be perfectly artistic they should be 
short. He developed a theory about the 
writing of fiction as well as of poetry. He 
said that every single word of a tale should 
directly contribute to the impression which 
it is desired to make on the reader's mind ; 



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this, he thought, would be impossible in a 
very long story. This is applicable to the 
case of Stevenson, who was rather inclined 
to short stories. For his success with these 
is due, in a great part, to the fact that the 
interest never for a moment flags, there being 
not a word more or less than is absolutely 
needed to produce the intended effect. It is 
said that at the time of his death he was 
learning the Samoan language, in order that 
he might write a story for the natives in their 
own tongue. This is another evidence of 
his untiring energy. He was much beloved 
by the Samoans. They called him " Tusitala" 
The-Teller-of-Stories. 

Time has a curious way of stamping lit- 
erary work. Some things which do not at 
first attract much notice, live forever; while 
some others, enjoying for a little time wide- 
spread popularity, become totally forgotten 
after a few years. But now, at least, all the 
critics are unanimous in rating very highly 
that which Stevenson has written. Whether 
his works will become immortal or not, re- 
mains to be seen. Some of us, for the sake 
of future readers, hope so. 



Bowdoii? ^)ep§e, 

Boyhood Memories. 

(With apologies to Thomas Hood.) 

I remember, I remember, 

The bouse wbere I was born, 

The bed from which I used to roll 

At four o'clock each mora ; 

I never slept a wink too long, 

Nor rose a wink too soou, 

Although I had " three cords of wood 

To cut 'twixt now and noon." 

I remember, I remember, 
The thistles sharp and keen ; 
The sufferings I underwent 
From eating apples green ! 
The pond in which I used to swim, 
My brother's fav'rite spot 



In which he sat and tied my clothes 
In every kind of knot. 

I remember, I remember, 

The school-house, four-by-six, 

The many wallopings I got 

When caught at playing tricks; 

The master, wielding the rattan, 

The boys, who told on me, 

The girls, who laughed when I got thrashed, 

All in my mind I see. 

I remember, I remember, 

The shoe my mother wore, 

And how she said if it hurt me 

It pained her vastly more ; 

I learned good lessons from that shoe, 

And now 'tis little joy 

To know I need it none the less 

Than when I was a boy. 



A Gust. 

Old Winter now is on apace, 
And we are with her in the race ; 
With heads bent low, for winds are bleak, 
With muffled face and glowing cheek, 
We forge along through howling blast, 
And wish the icy months were past. 
Yet, what care we for driving snow 
Or how we flounder to and fro ? 
We blow our fingers, stamp our feet, 
And shout to others on the street 
With joyous laughter, rippling clear; 
For sure, we hold old Winter dear. 



Slack. 

She showed the damaged furniture, 
Lime-spattered, front and back, 
But the whitewasher replied demure, 
" My man was careful, I am sure, 
Though the lime, 'tis true, was slack." 

Bath. 

Here's the health of the fair shipping city, 
The queen of the stern northern coast; 
Whose fleet ships and beautiful maidens 
Are the treasures well worthy her boast. 
'Tis not strange that the boys of old Bowdoin 
Come to Bath their time to beguile, 
For, since Bath is the name of the city, 
They bathe in each fair maiden's smile. 



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Gardiner. 

On the banks of the Kennebec river, 
In happy old days long ago, 
Was the Garden of Eden once seated, 
Whence this town took its name, as you know; 
And the daughters of Eve still allure us, 
And their apples still give us the cramps, 
But the Garden is gone, and around us 
Are but hill-tops and ice-fields and tramps. 



Atalanta. 

A maiden of mythical fame, Atalanta, 
Of masculine hearts, a coquettish enchanter, 
The fleetest of mortals in running outclassed, 
And in contest of beauty all rivals surpassed. 

Suitors of wealth fain the maiden would wed, 
Yet to all, in firm tones, the fair charmer said, 
That the one who would win must prove himself 

fleeter, 
And in fair, open contest of swiftness defeat her. 

Brave Meilanion, a youth of wond'rous persistence, 
Fell in love with the maid, and laughed at resistance; 
But, begging of Venus great gifts to prepare, 
Determined to win her by means foul or fair. 

Atalanta ran swiftly, as poets have told, 

But her lover hurled forward Venus' apples of gold ; 

She paused in her course, and her suitor soon 

missed her ; 
He won the great contest — then wickedly kissed her. 




A week ago Thursday a call was 
issued to the chess players among the 
students. As a result of this meeting 
a Chess Club has been formed— Ly- 
ford, '96, president, and Welch, '98, 
secretary and treasurer, which purposes to meet 
every week and play chess. 
The term is half through. ' 
Marston, '96, went home sick last Sunday.- 



Preble, '98, has recently come back from teaching. 

Russell, '97, is back from a long term of school. 
. Sykes, '94, was on the campus for a short time 
last week. 

Fessenden, '96, was down from Augusta over a 
recent Sunday. 

Kueeland, '97, returned last week from teaching 
a ten week's school. 

Reed has given each 'varsity foot-ball man a 
large picture of the team. 

Plumstead, '96, is back again at college, after 
teaching a successful term. 

Ordway, '96, aud Stanwood, '98, went to their 
homes in Boston, Saturday. 

Rev. E. B. Mason preached on "Divorce" at a 
recent Sunday evening service. 

Washington's birthday, next Friday, will be 
observed as a holiday as usual . 

Rev. J. L. Quimby, of Gardiner, has joined '95, 
and is taking the regular course. 

A large party of members of the Legislature 
visited the college last Saturday. 

St. Valentine Day — the 14th— has come and 
gone, aM^ftlf of us didn't know it. 

Midot, '96, has been filling the city editor's place 
on the Kennebec Journal for a week. 

Andrews, '94, was with friends on the campus 
three or four days of week before last. 

Professor Robinson has been lately appointed a 
member of the State Board of Health. 

We have to chronicle another whist party in 
Bath enjoyed by several Bowdoin boys. 

The first week or so of February was as cold a 
period as old Boreas often gives to Maine. 

Manager Ordway is in correspondence with other 
colleges, making dates for next fall's team. 

In English Literature the Seniors are now on 
Shakespeare, and the Juniors on Tennyson. 

A large party of pupils from the Lisbon Falls 
High School visited the college February 9th. 

The Orchestra is expected to make its debut in 
the near future, at some college entertainment. 

The Sophomore division in Physics have finished 
laboratory work in light and will take up electricity 
next. 

President Hyde and Professors Lee and Wood- 
ruff were in Boston at the alumni meeting week 
before last. 



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243 



Workmen have been busy lately fitting up Pro- 
fessor Hutchins's workshop with shafting and elec- 
tric dynamos. 

Hager, '97, has organized a class of about thirty 
students in dancing. It meets Monday and Thurs- 
day evenings. 

The Juniors taking Biology have been working 
under Mr. Machan during the week's absence of 
Professor Lee. 

On account of the concert this week, President 
Hyde's lecture was given Monday evening instead 
of on Tuesday evening. 

Knowlton, '95, celebrated his twenty-first birth- 
day Saturday evening, February 9th, by entertain- 
ing a large party of his friends. 

At the recent dedication of the First Congrega- 
tional Church of Freeport, Professors Chapman and 
Mitchell were on the programme. 

Of all places in the world for a frozen water 
pipe the Art Building is the last. But week before 
last the plumbers had a day's job on the pipes. 

J. B. Roberts, '95, was in Burlington, Vt., last 
week, as the Representative of the Bowdoin Re- 
publican Club at the Northern New England con- 
vention. 

The Junior chemists have .turned soap makers, 
along with their various other accomplishments, 
and are turning out a superior brand — in small 
quantities. 

The Oakes poisoning case in Bangor and the 
Hughes case in Portland have both required the 
attendance of Professor Robinson within the past 
two weeks. 

Last Wednesday the Snow-Shoe Club enjoyed a 
run to Paradise Spring and across the river. The 
number of snow-shoers is increasing with the pres- 
ent good snow-shoeing. 

C. G. Fogg, '96, took rather an extended tramp 
last Thursday and Friday, his destination being 
Bangor, a distance of a hundred and some odd 
miles, and his walking time less than two days. 

The revival services at the Methodist Church 
have been well attended by the students, particu- 
larly the Sunday and Wednesday evening services. 
To say the least, the services have been interesting. 

The students are availing themselves of the 
opportunity to buy cheap books. For six cents, at 
one store down town, you can buy a fair edition of 
Doyle, or Jerome, or, Harraden, and a host of lesser 
authors. 



The following leaders have been elected for the 
class drill squads in their contest for the silver cup 
at the annual athletic exhibition: J. T. Shaw, '95, 
J. H. Bates, '96, S. L. Merriman, '97, and C. S. Pet- 
tengill, '98. 

The field-day squads are practicing daily in the 
gym such events as are possible. Starting, the high 
jump, hurdles, etc., indoors, and a short run in the 
snow out-doors, form the programme of the field- 
day athlete. 

The second themes for the Junior Political Econ- 
omy Class are due March 5th. The following 
subjects are given: "The French Bimetallic Law"; 
"The Fall in the Prices Since 1873"; and ''The 
Depreciation of Silver." 

The Sophomore Class has elected the following 
officers: President, R. W. Smith ; Vice-Presidents, 
J. E. Rhodes and R. H. Clark ; Secretary, B. J. 
Fitz; Treasurer, J. M. Shute; Captain of Field 
and Track Team, J. H. Home. 

The second Junior assembly was held in Town 
Hall, Wednesday evening, February 13th, and was a 
very successful social affair. Many young ladies 
were present from out of town. There were about 
forty couples on the floor. Wilson, of Lewiston, 
furnished music. 

The Glee and Banjo and Guitar Clubs are meeting 
with most flattering receptions, and have been 
accorded high praise in Freeport, Bath, and Gar- 
diner. These clubs are probably the best the college 
has ever had, and are of an excellence that would 
be a credit to any college. They have a number 
of dates ahead, and will probably be heard by this 
college before long. 

The Freshman Class has elected the following 
officers: President, W. E. Preble; Vice-Presi- 
dents, J. E. Odiorne and E. K. Welch; Secretary 
and Treasurer, W. W. Lawrence; Field and Track 
Captain, C. F. Kendall; Foot-Ball Manager, T. L. 
Pierce; Foot-Ball Captain, E. Stanwood, Jr. ; Base- 
Ball Manager, A. B. White; Representative on 
College Athletic Committee, G. F. Stetson. 

The Class of '95, Maine Medical School, Friday, 
elected the following officers: President, T. W. 
Luce ; Vice-Presidents, H. L. Martin, W. B. Flint, 
C. W. Foss; Secretary, L. C. Bickford; Treasurer, 
F. W. Lamb; Orator, J. E. Keating; Marshal, R. 
A. Holland; Executive Committee, E. L. Burnham, 
Thomas Howell, W. E. Gould, G. E. Parsons, A. L. 
Macomber. 

The Bowdoin College Library has the munificent 



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gift of $1,000 from Mr. George S. Bowdoin. This 
money is for a general book fund for the purchasing 
of such new books as the librarian shall think 
proper. Mr. Bowdoin is a New York man and a 
direct descendant from Governor Bowdoin for whom 
the college is named. Mr. Bowdoin is also related 
to Governor Sullivan, a part of whose name he 
bears, and is a connection of Alexander Hamilton, 
quite a remarkable ancestry. He has always been 
quite a friend to the college. 

The Senior Class has elected the following 
officers, reported by the nominating committee : 
President, F. L. Fessenden; Vice-President, L. F. 
Soule ; Secretary and Treasurer, G. B. Mayo; Com- 
mittee of Arrangements, W. M. Ingraham, C. E. D. 
Lord, J. S. French ; Committee on Pictures, T. V. 
Doherty, A. W. Morelen, G. C. Webber; Toast- 
master, A. Mitchell, Jr. ; Orator, F. O. Small ; Poet, 
H. W. Thayer; Chaplain, A. G. Axtell ; Marshal, 
L. S.Dewey; Opening Address, H. E. Holmes; His- 
tory, C. S. Christie ; Prophecy, J. W. Crawford ; 
Statistician, R. T. Parker; Odist, H. B. Russ; Clos- 
ing Address, G. E. Simpson. 



The knowledge that graduates of the college, 
who during their course were actively connected 
with the Association, are still interested in the 
work, is a source of inspiration to the present mem- 
bership. Mr. George A. Merrill, Bowdoin, '94, 
who is at Andover Theological Seminary, writes as 
follows : 

"On Thursday— Day of Prayer for Colleges— at 
11 a.m., all of the Bowdoin boys in the Seminary— 
viz., Randall, Webb, Rich, Kimball, Lord, Bliss, 
and I, together with President Smyth and Dr. Tor- 
rey, who, as you know, are Bowdoin graduates, 
met in Kimball's room and had a short prayer- 
meeting in behalf of the college. President Smyth 
thought it would be well to inform you in some way 
that we have held this meeting and that prayers 
have been offered for the success of the Christian 
work in Bowdoin. Perhaps it would be well for 
you to speak of this in the T. M. C. A. It would 
serve to let the boys know the interest we feel in 
this work." 

The services during the past two weeks were as 
follows : ■ 

Thursday, February 7th. Leader, Clough, '96. 



Sunday, February 10th. Address by C. G. 
Fogg, '96. 
- Thursday, February 14th. Leader, Soule, '95. 

Sunday, February 17th. Address by Mr. Emery. 

Tuesday evening, February 5th, President Hyde 
lectured on "Sin. Law, and Judgment." The sub- 
ject of his lecture on the following Tuesday was 
" Salvation." 




'52. — John Holmes Goode- 
now, of Alfred, Me., who 
was appointed minister to Turkey 
early in the Lincoln administration, 
was taken to the White House before his 
departure for his post, to be presented 
to the President. When Lincoln learned that 
his visitor was a grandson of John Holmes, one 
of the first senators from Maine and a man of 
note in his day and generation, he immediately 
began the recitation of a poetical quotation which 
must have been more than a hundred lines in length. 
Mr. Goodenow never having met the President, was 
naturally astonished at this outburst, and as the 
President went on and on with this long recitation, 
the suspicion crossed his mind that Lincoln had 
suddenly taken leave of his wits. But when the 
lines had been finished the President said : " There ! 
that poem was quoted by your grandfather Holmes 
in a speech which he made in the United States 

Senate in " and he named the date and specified 

the occasion. As John Holmes' term in the senate 
ended in 1833, and Lincoln probably was impressed 
by reading a copy of the speech rather than by 
hearing it, this feat of memory appears most 
remarkable. If he had been by any casualty 
deprived of his sight his own memory could have 
supplied him with an ample library.— Noah Brooks, 
in January Century. 

'74. — Charles F. Kimball, of Chicago, acted as 
toast-master at the banquet of the Sons and Daugh- 
ters of Maine, February 13th, held in Chicago. 

'82. — " Only one thing gives a college more sat- 
isfaction than to see her sons holding positions of 
honor and responsibility ; and that is to see them 
filling those positions with wisdom and integrity. 



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And Bowdoin College finds both these grounds of 
satisfaction in the administration of Mayor Curtis, 
of Boston." — [President Hyde.] 

'85. — Alfred W. Rogers is superintendent of 
schools at Stockbridge, Mass. 

Hon., '85.— The presentation of a portrait of 
Chief Justice John A. Peters, by the members of 
the Penobscot Bar to the Bar Association, to be 
hung at the court house, occurred February 4th at 
Bangor, Me. Hon. A. W. Paine, President of the 
Bar, presided and made remarks. Other speakers 
were Hon. S. F. Humphrey, '48; F. A. Wilson, Esq., 
'53; F. H. Appleton, Esq., '64; Col. Jasper Hutch- 
ins, Gen. Charles Hamlin, '55; Gen. H. L. Mitchell, 
of Bangor; John F. Lynch, Esq., of Machias, and 
Judge L. A. Emery, '61, of Ellsworth. The speeches 
were a warm tribute to the ability and many excel- 
lent qualities of the Chief Justice. A feeling 
response was made by the Chief Justice. Letters 
were read from Judge T. H. Haskell, Judge S. C. 
Strout, of Portland ; Judge W. P. Whitehouse, of 
Augusta; Judge A. P. Wiswell, 73, of Ellsworth; 
Hon Josiah Crosby, '35, of Dexter; Hon. G. T. Sew- 
all, '67, of Old Town. A committee was appointed 
to see about a similar portrait of the late Chief 
Justice Appleton, '22. A banquet was served at 
the close of the speeches. 

'86. — George M. Norris, now a lawyer at Fair- 
field, 111., is also secretary and treasurer of the 
Southern Illiuois Improvement Company. 

'89.— George L. Rogers, recently county attorney, 
and residing in Farmington, Me., has moved to 
Watertown, Mass. 

'89. — Erasmus Manson, now a journalist in Du- 
luth, Minn., was united in marriage on February 
6th to Miss May Alma Day of Lewiston, eldest 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Day. The wedding 
was a brilliant social affair. 

'89. — William M. Emery, upon the recent resig- 
nation of Editor MacColl of the New Bedford 
(Mass.) Evening Journal, has been promoted to be 
managing editor of the Journal. In this connec- 
tion the Fall River (Mass.) Herald said: "The 
new editor of the Neiv Bedford Journal will be City 
Editor Emery, who is a live journalist and fully 
equipped for the responsibility. He is familiar with 
the policy of the paper and will prove a worthy 
successor to Mr. MacColl. His promotion has been 
earned not only by his intellectual equipment, but 
by the earnestness of his effort to reproduce in 
print the lights and shadows of life as it happens 
to be from day to day in our growing neighbor." 



Mr. Emery, in addition to his regular position, 
was on January 1st appointed clerk of the board 
of license commissioners of New Bedford. 



Book I^eview§. 



Eight new Old South Leaflets have just been 
added to the series published by the Directors of 
the Old South Studies in History, in Boston. These 
new leaflets are all reprints of documents relating to 
early New England history, as follows: Bradford's 
Memoir of Elder Brewster, Bradford's First Dialogue , 
Winthrop's "Conclusions for the Plantation in New 
England," "New England's First Fruits," 1643, John 
Eliot's " Indian Grammar Begun," John Cotton's 
" God's Promise to His Plantation," Letters of Roger 
Williams to Winthrop, and Thomas Hooker's " Way 
of the Churches of New England." These leaflets are 
a most welcome addition to the series in which so 
many valuable original documents, otherwise hard 
to obtain, are now furnished at the cost of a few 
cents. The Old South Leaflets are rendering our 
historical students and all of our people a great 
servioe. The numbers of the eight new leaflets, 48 
to 55, remind us how large and important the col- 
lection has already become. 




Harvard Freshmen will probably challenge the 
Yale Freshmen to debate. 

R. C. Ringwalt has been elected president of 
the Harvard Union for the year 1895. 

Yale has twenty-one candidates for her 'Varsity, 
and fifty for her Freshman crew. 

A " Whisker Club," consisting of twenty Seniors 
in the Law School, has been organized at the 
University of Michigan. 



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Andrew B. Inbrie, of New York, won the first 
prize of $1C0 in the Baird contest in oratory at 
Princeton. 

Military companies have been formed from the 
academic and scientific Senior classes at Yale. 

Princeton has refused the challenge of the 
University of Pennsylvania for dual field and track 
athletic games this spring. 

The Lawyer. 
In college days he used to lie 
On shady banks of brooks, 
Which babbled soft accompaniments 

To which he read in books. 
Now he has laid his studies by 

To seek the legal dime, 
And, quite forgetting other days, 
He lies most all the time. 

— Detroit Free Press. 
Trinity College receives $25,000 from the will 
of the late Mr. Kenney of Hartford, Conn. 

Ninety-two Yale graduates have been college 
presidents, and seventeen cabinet officers. 

Harvard is to have a large addition to her gym- 
nasium, a gift of Augustus Hemenway. 
Geological. 
A stratum of solid, slippery ice, 
A stratum of slush, soft and nice; 
A stratum of water over that, 
A stratum of man in new silk hat; 
Above, the startled air is blue, 
"With oath on oath a stratum or two. 

— The Unit. 

Cornell has one hundred and nineteen less 
Freshmen this year than last. The four athletic 
captains at Yale decided to award the Y to the 
best gymnast each year. 

Yale has fifteen college presidents. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MARCH 6, 1895. 



No. 15. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT ALTERNATE WEDNESDAY DURING 
THE COLLEGIATE TEAR ET THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

J. C. Minot, '96, Managing Editor. 

G. T. Ordway, '96, Assistant Managing Editor. 

H. R. Blodgett, '96, Business Manager. 

B. L. Brtant, '95. A. L. Churchill, '95. 

H. "W". Thater, '95. J. T. Shaw, '95. 

A. G. Wilet, '95. H. H. Pierce, '96. 

J. B. Roberts, '95. C. W- Marston, '96. 

Per annum, in advance, $2.00. 

Single Copies, 15 Cents. 

Extra copies can be obtained at the bookstores or on applica- 
tion to the Business Manager. 

Remittances should be made to the Business Manager. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Managing Editor. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he wishes to have appended. 

Contributions for Bowdoin Verse Department should be 
sent to Box 791, Brunswick, Me. 

Personal items should be sent to Box 138, Brunswick, Me. 

Entered at the Post-Office at Brunswick as SecoDd-ClassMail Matter. 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIV., No. 15.— March 6, 1895. 

Editorial Notes 247 

Bowdoin in the Past, 249 

Two Pictures, 250 

A Country Auction, 252 

Bowdoin Verse: 

The Candidate 255 

On Lying 255 

The New Death King, 255 

A Love Tragedy, 255 

The Spring and the Lake 255 

Collegii Tabula, 256 

Y. M. C. A 258 

Personal, 259 

Book Reviews, 260 

College Would 260 




The unusual amount of sickness 
among the students the present term has been 
very noticeable. There have been no serious 
cases, but there have been many cases of 
grippe in its various forms, throat trouble, 
colds, and minor ailments that have been 
very unpleasant to the victims, and have 
caused interruptions to their college work. 
Now the local physicians, and their opinions 
are of much weight in this matter, declare 
that by far the greater part of this sickness 
has been entirely unnecessary, and has been 
due to the extreme carelessness and negli- 
gence of the students. How often, on the 
coldest days, many of us go to our meals, to 
chapel, or to recitations without overcoats. 
Or, if we wear them to recitations, how often 
we sit with them on when the room is too 
warm, or take them off when the tempera- 
ture is too low for comfort with them on. 
How careless we are about pure air in our 
sleeping rooms and about changing from 
heavy to light clothing. Not until it is too 
late and we find ourselves sick and obliged 
to go home, or else in that most unenviable 
situation of being sick in the college dormi- 
tories, do we realize how foolishly we have 
exposed ourselves and what risks we have 
run. A little care in this matter in time is 
worth much repentance and many good reso- 
lutions when it is too late. A New England 



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winter and spring are dangerous seasons to 
those as careless as college boys insist on 
being. The real old King Grippe (the editor 
uses the title and capitalization as a mark of 
high respect, born of personal acquaintance) 
is a visitor whose presence we would less 
systematically court if we knew beforehand 
the nature and results of his stay with us. 



TT7HE cumbersome documents known as the 
A college regulations and the articles of 
agreement between the college and the stu- 
dent body have been recently revised and 
simplified and will soon be printed for dis- 
tribution in their new form. This is a good 
move and will be appreciated by all the 
students. The old regulations and articles 
of agreement were so elaborate and intricate 
that it required considerable study on the 
part of the student to know what he had a 
right to expect of the college and what the 
college might expect of him. In the con- 
densed and simple form in which they will 
soon be issued, they will be accepted gladly 
by the students. We should all be thor- 
oughly familiar with these regulations and 
articles, and now there will be much less 
excuse for ignorance in the matter. 



BOWDOIN men, as well as hosts of outside 
friends of the institution and its presi- 
dent, will be glad to know that the series of 
lectures recently delivered before the stu- 
dents will be published very soon in book 
form by Macmillan & Co., of New York. The 
volume will be of some 275 pages and will 
bearthe title of "Social Theology." Com- 
ing from an authority now so generally rec- 
ognized in the religious and intellectual life 
of the country, the book will command wide 
attention. It will make our college more 
highly honored and respected. Those who 
were so fortunate as to hear the lectures will 
prize the book all the more highly. 



TITHE suggestions brought forward in a re- 
*■ cent Orient for a Maine Intercollegiate 
Field Day the coming spring were most 
favorably received by those interested in the 
athletic life of the college. The enthusi- 
astic meeting which followed shows that 
Bowdoin will enter heartily into this move- 
ment and do all possible to make it a success. 
Communications have been sent to each of 
the other three colleges in the state, asking 
them to join Bowdoin in establishing a Maine 
Field Day. It is sincerely hoped none will 
refuse to join in the movement. It was 
Bowdoin's place to take the lead in this 
matter, but it is of importance to all the 
colleges that it be made a success, since all 
will reap the benefits. The matter must be 
pushed until the Field Day is a reality. 



TTRE you interested in the new books which 
/I the college library secures from time to 
time? Of course you are. It is a matter 
of much importance to every student. Not 
that we have all read the fifty thousand and 
more volumes already there, and are eagerly 
waiting to devour the new ones as fast as 
they come, but out of the vast number of 
new books annually published it is an impor- 
tant matter that the ones most needed by 
the Bowdoin library be selected. This proc- 
ess of selection can be made by the many 
who are interested along different lines better 
than it can be made by one or two. With 
these ideas in view of familiarizing students 
with books recently secured and of talking 
over the new books needed, Professor Little 
is organizing his informal Monday evening 
club to meet in the library. All students 
interested are cordially invited to be present 
each Monday evening to inspect the new 
books and to discuss what books to have 
next. Participation in this informal meeting 
will not only be very beneficial to us, but it 
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make the labors of the librarian more effi- 
cient and pleasant. An average of two 
thousand volumes each year is added to the 
library, and it is a privilege all should wel- 
come to have a voice in choosing these. 



TT7HE Maine Interscholastic Athletic Asso- 
*■ ciation has become a power among the 
high schools and academies of the state. It 
has given a great impetus to amateur athletics 
in Maine, and has had an influence on college 
athletics not fully realized and appreciated 
by our colleges. To be sure each college has 
a representative on its executive committee, 
and Bowdoin has furnished most of the 
officers for its annual field days, but we have 
not shown the interest in it and have not 
given it the active support that we should 
in consideration of the training and expe- 
rience that it gives young men who are later 
members of our college foot-ball, base-ball, 
and athletic teams. It is well that the recent 
annual business meeting of the association 
was held on our campus, as a personal 
acquaintance with the delegates and a 
better knowledge of what the association 
has done and is planning to do will surely 
give us a keener interest in its welfare. A 
report of the meeting is given in another 
column. A feature of the meeting which 
especially concerns Bowdoin is the unani- 
mous vote of the delegates to give the 
complete control of next fall's foot-ball 
games of the association into the hands of a 
committee of five Bowdoin men, elected by 
our foot-ball association. This action on the 
part of the leading fitting schools of Maine 
is significant in showing in what position 
they place Bowdoin. Our foot-ball associa- 
tion must be true to its charge and prove 
to the Maine schools that their confidence 
was well placed, so that the arrangement 
which was adopted for next fall may be made 
a permanent thing. Bowdoin's position as 



the leader of the Maine colleges in athletics 
is to be maintained in the future, as in the 
past, mainly by boys from the Maine fitting 
schools, and thus their athletic interests, as 
well as all their other interests, are our 
interests. Bowdoin was glad to welcome 
the delegates of the M. I. S. A. A. last Sat- 
urday, and hopes that their annual meeting 
may often be held here in the future. 



Bowdoin in the Past. 

IN a recent issue of the Okient there ap- 
peared an article relating to the lack of 
knowledge possessed by the students in 
regard to some of the principal events in the 
history of the college. Although there 
have already been published several exhaus- 
tive histories of Bowdoin, at the head of 
which stands that of Professor Little, 
which appeared in the Centennial Catalogue, 
a few of the more important facts of our 
history, again repeated, surely will do no 
harm, and it is hoped may be of some benefit 
to the students, especially to those of the 
Freshman Class. 

The first building erected was Massachu- 
setts Hall. This was begun in 1798, but 
owing to a lack of funds, was not completed 
for a year or more. At its dedication it was 
pronounced one of the most complete col- 
lege buildings in the country, but surely, the 
progress of a century can be illustrated in 
no more forcible a manner, than by com- 
paring this old structure with our superb 
Art and Science buildings. The Thorndike 
Oak is inseparably associated with this old 
hall. Here it was that George Thorndike, 
a young student from Massachusetts, on the 
day of the installation of the first president 
of the college, picked up an acorn from the 
floor and carelessly thrust it into the garden 
by the side of the door-steps. The next 
spring he chanced to see a tiny tree which 
had sprouted from his acorn. From this 



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small beginning sprung the old oak which 
stands as a landmark to the surrounding 
country, and back of which formerly stood 
the residence of President McKeen. The 
next buildings erected, which now stand, 
and, therefore, are of most interest to us, 
were Maine Hall, built in 1808, and Winthrop 
Hall, in 1822. The former was named in 
honor of the new State of Maine, while the 
latter received its name from Governor Win- 
throp, of Massachusetts ; but before it was 
given this name it was called New College. 
Appleton Hall was the last dormitory erected, 
and this was done in 1843. It derived its 
name from that of President Appleton, of 
Bowdoin. 

King's Chapel and Memorial Hall were 
completed in 1855 and 1868 respectively. 
The chapel was made a memorial to Governor 
King, the first chief executive of this state, 
and Memorial Hall was erected as a tribute 
to the sons of Bowdoin who perished in the 
battles of the Civil War. In 1862 Massachu- 
setts Hall, which was then used by the Medical 
Department, was found to be too limited in 
space, and consequently Adams Hall was 
erected, largely through the beneficence of 
Seth Adams, of Boston. The history of the 
more modern buildings, the Sargent Gymna- 
sium, the Observatory, the Science and Art 
Buildings, must be so familiar to every one in 
college that its repetition would be useless. 

Hardly a visitor enters the college 
grounds without inquiring where Longfellow 
and Hawthorne roomed in their college days, 
and the student who performs the office of 
guide is generally found wanting in his 
knowledge of this important and interesting 
fact. Longfellow first roomed in the Rev. 
Benjamin Titcomb's house, on Federal Street, 
now owned by Mr. Whitmore, but later he 
moved to room number twenty-seven, New 
College, now Winthrop Hall. Hawthorne 
lived in three different places, first with Mrs. 
Adams, on Main Street, in the house which 



Mrs. Martin now occupies, then at room 
number nineteen, Maine Hall, and finally at 
Deacon Dunning's home, on the corner of 
Cleaveland and Federal Streets. 

One of the best practical jokes ever 
played in the history of the college, was that 
which gave the students a temporary rest 
from morning prayers. Some daring youth, 
on a very cold night, would climb the old 
chapel spire, and after turning the bell 
wrong side up, would fill it with water. In 
the morning, when it was time to ring the 
students to chapel, of course the bell refused 
to perform its duty, much to the gratification 
of the collegians, who then, as now, were 
not over-fond of the early morning devo- 
tional services. 

It used to be the custom for members of 
the graduating classes, and others who had 
parts to perform in some exhibition, to go 
far out into the pine woods back of the col- 
lege, and speak their declamations to the 
rocks and trees. Many interesting tales 
have been related about these young fol- 
lowers of Demosthenes. 

This is only a recital of a few bare facts 
and anecdotes which have happened here, 
but it is well worth the time and study of 
any student to look into the early history of 
old Bowdoin, which is full to .overflowing 
with interesting reminiscences of great men 
of both the past and the present. 



Two Pictures. 

TITHE following story is one told the writer 
*■ by an old miner who emigrated from 
New England in 1849, the year of the great 
rush for the California mining regions. It 
shows so well the danger in which men 
lived in those days that the writer thought 
he would bring the pictures, as they appeared 
to him, before other eyes. The first was 
somewhat as follows: 

As we were riding leisurely along the 



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dusty trail there appeared in the distance 
a low line of green, touched into a beautiful 
color by the late afternoon sun. We slowly 
neared this green spot, which bespoke of 
water and a comfortable place to pass the 
night. Down into the ravine where a little 
brook babbled over the stones and glistening 
sands, there came before our eyes a most 
picturesque scene of happiness, and, at the 
same time, loneliness. There in the gulch, 
close up to the white rock^which formed the 
background of the picture, was a little 
lean-to, old trunks of trees, brush, and stones, 
being the materials used in its building. 
Smoke rose from a hole in the roof. All 
the other cracks were smeared over or 
filled with clay, which had been baked and 
was as hard as a rock. 

While we stood on the other side and 
viewed the lonely scene a young woman 
stepped out of the hut, singing blithely, and 
went down to the brook to get a dish of 
water. She was well-developed and robust, 
and had a rosy and comely look to her face. 

As she stooped to fill her dish she noticed 
our horses, and, with a look of surprise, she 
dropped her dish and ceased her song to 
gaze at us with wonder. We shouted to 
her, asking if it was possible to put up near 
there for the night, and at the sound of our 
voices a young man came to the door of the 
shanty, smoking. He called to us cheerfully 
to come over and dismount. This we hastily 
did, as the day's ride had been a long and 
hard one. Having put our horses out to 
graze we entered the habitation of our new 
friends, and as we had been invited to par- 
take of their simple fare, sat down to await 
the preparation of supper. We learned that 
our host was from the East, and that he was 
a gold miner, who washed in the gravel of 
the brook for that metal. Being near the 
trail they had frequent visitors, and he had 
received the name of White Gulch Ned, his 
real name being Edward Estabrook. His 



wife was a daughter of old New England, 
and was well-known for miles around, there 
being only a few women in that section, as a 
remarkably pretty and industrious person. 

Sitting at the table we had an opportu- 
nity to study the happy pair as they busied 
about to make us comfortable. The young 
man was one of those tall, broad-shouldered, 
big-boned fellows, such as you often see in 
the backwood towns of Maine. He appeared 
to be doing well and we learned from him 
that he soon expected to return home to live 
a peaceful life among his old neighbors. 
After some time the supper was placed 
before us and we did ample justice to it, 
and when it was over the pipes were lighted 
and our talk drifted back to the dear old 
state and its familiar scenes, and all the 
latest news was soon given to our host. 

At a late hour we withdrew from the 
cabin and rolled ourselves up in our blankets 
to lie oh the ground just outside, as we were 
in the habit of doing. A good night's rest 
over and a hot breakfast eaten, we were 
bidding our friends good-bye and thanking 
them for their hospitable treatment. We 
were prevailed upon to visit them when we 
returned East, as we expected to do a few 
months later. Then putting our horses to a 
smart canter we soon lost sight of the pleas- 
ant valley and its happy inhabitants. After 
a few hours' hard riding we reached one of 
those rapidly growing mining towns, and 
the incidents of our night's call were for the 
time forgotten. 

After three months' stay West we were 
ready to start home, and soon arrived at the 
same mining town where we had stopped 
over that pleasant night. It had now grown 
into a city of cabins and shanties. As we 
left the city the thought of our promise to 
call at the home of White Gulch Ned came 
back to our minds, and we told ourselves 
that nothing could prevent us from revisiting 
him and his pretty young wife. With 



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feelings of pleasure we looked for the beau- 
tiful spot, and when it came in sight our 
minds were made up on passing a pleasant 
evening in the little cabin with its back- 
ground of white stone. We eagerly stretched 
our necks to catch a glimpse of the smoke 
curling up from the roof, but we could not 
see the faintest sign of life. Spurring on 
the horses we soon went down into the 
ravine and up before the site of the cabin, 
but the little home was not there. Only a 
pile of ashes marked the spot where it had 
stood, and the scorched trees and black- 
ened rock told more fully the story of 
its disappearance. All the goods of the 
unfortunate couple were scattered about the 
ground and there were marks of a violent 
struggle. 

With a sickening feeling we started to 
turn away from the spot, once so fair and 
beautiful in its peacefulness, when my friend 
discovered the body of a man lying at one 
side. We immediately recognized the clothes 
of the man, and on turning him over, saw 
in the bruised face our friend, whom we had 
desired so much to see. Heartsick and sad 
we decided to bury the body and pass on to 
some other place to spend the night. After 
doing our best for our dead friend we turned 
our horses from the spot to go forward to 
another valley some ten miles ahead. On 
reaching the top of the ravine where we had 
first entered the place we turned back, and 
how different was the scene ! Where before, 
the peaceful little cabin with its picturesque 
surroundings had stood, all was desolation and 
gloom. Where once life had shown itself 
in everything, now death reigned. As for 
myself, one who had become hardened to 
sad scenes, I felt a tear start and roll down 
my face. We hastily drove on toward the 
site of our night's encampment. A little 
over an hour's brisk riding brought us to 
the stream, and there we found a party from 
whom we learned that a band of Indians 



had gone down through that section of the 
country and had killed the scattered settlers, 
destroying their homes and carrying the 
women and children off as prisoners. 

For several days we could talk only of 
the fate of our kind hosts, and never in the 
life of the old miner did any one incident 
of his western career so often come to his 
mind as that frightful end of White Gulch 
Ned and his young bride from Maine. 



A Country Auction. 

POW cold and dreary it was on that No- 
vember daj r . The dull gray clouds that 
covered the sky and obscured the sun made 
the world seem smaller than usual. The 
leafless trees along the solitary, straggling 
village street, and the brown, sear fields 
beyond made up a landscape desolate to the 
eye and melancholy to the heart. How cut- 
ting the wind that blew without ceasing, 
whistling through the trees and shrieking 
around the gables, and how harsh the rattle 
of the wheels over the frozen roads! 

Yet, despite the chill and gloom, there 
was unusual activity in the quiet little village 
of B. The inhabitants were nearly all leav- 
ing their homes and places of business, or 
more properly their places of idling, and 
directing their steps toward a little old house 
just across the railroad track, on the out- 
skirts of the village. Farmers from the 
country around had left their teams under 
the meeting-house shed or at posts in front 
of the stores, and were following the village 
folk. The men wore heavy ulsters and mit- 
tens and the women wore shawls over their 
heads, but all were so busy talking over the 
approaching event that few realized the 
roughness of the wind or the penetrating 
chill of the November air. 

It was the day of the auction, and an 
occasion so uncommon in the monotonous 
life of B. that it was worthy all the demon- 



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stration made in its honor. The humble 
home of Widow Gray, with all its belongings 
and the few acres of land around it were to 
be disposed of to the highest bidder under 
the hammer of the auctioneer. The mort- 
gage had been foreclosed, the last resource 
of the widow had been exhausted, and this 
morning the auctioneer had arrived from the 
city to proceed with the advertised auction 
sale. 

Not many years ago this had been one of 
the prettiest homes of the neighborhood. 
John Gray had been a carpenter, having 
plenty of work, perfect health, and a happy 
home with a wife and son. But sorrow came 
as the years passed on. After the boy, Harry, 
was out of the village school, he became tired 
of the quiet life of B, ran away from home, 
and no news from him ever came to the 
anxious parents. A few years later John 
Gray had been brought to the pretty cottage 
home, dead. He had fallen from a building 
on which he was working. Alone, under 
the crushing weight of her double sorrow, Mrs. 
Gray lived on for a dozen years. But the 
savings of the industrious carpenter and the 
few hundred dollars obtained by a mortgage 
on the place, had now been used up. The day 
of the auction sale had come. 

And the widow? Sick, and worn out by 
years of loneliness and sorrow, with no near 
relatives living, she was to be taken to the 
poor-farm. The neighbors had been kind 
and had done all they could, but the town 
looked well after its paupers, and it was to 
this class that Mrs. Gray would now belong. 

The little crowd, not numbering more 
than a hundred in all, had now gathered at 
the house. Most had collected in groups 
outside where the house and shed formed an 
angle, protecting them from the wind. A 
few others were looking over the house, per- 
haps with an idea of purchase, perhaps merely 
out of rustic curiosity. Some of the men 
were exploring the accumulated rubbish of 



the shed where John Gray's shop had been, 
and were examining the numerous carpen- 
ter's tools which the widow had always re- 
fused to jjart with. 

At length the auctioneer mounted a small 
box near the shed door, rapped vigorously 
with a hammer upon another box and called 
the attention of the assemblage to the busi- 
ness of the hour. He was a dapper young 
fellow with a tendency to make a joke upon 
any opportunity, real or imagined, and with 
an evident ability to talk at length without 
saying much. These are necessary qualities 
no doubt for a successful auctioneer, but 
they seemed sonfewhat out of place on this 
occasion even to the not super-sensitive au- 
ditors gathered' around him. His assistant, 
the local deputy sheriff, began to hand him, 
one by one, the little household articles of 
the poor widow, and, one by one, they were 
disposed of to the highest bidder. Now a 
chair was sold for nineteen cents, after the 
auctioneer had exhausted all his choicest 
jokes and most persuasive eloquence in vainly 
trying to get another cent. Then a few old 
books, a lot of dishes and more furniture are 
disposed of in order. 

All this time Mrs. Gray sat in an old 
chair near the door, just outside the little 
crowd of bidders and purchasers. She was 
not an old' woman yet, but was bent and 
thin by years of suffering and sorrow. A 
faded shawl was drawn closely about her, 
and she shivered and trembled, partly from 
the chill of the air, and partly from other 
causes. And yet she did not weep or cry 
out. The despair in her eyes was deeper 
than tears or words. All she had on earth 
was gone or going and life was no longer 
life to her. 

The auctioneer took up a well-worn Bible 
and, with a laugh and joke, offered it for 
sale. " Not that ! Not that ! " cried the widow, 
speaking for the first time since the sale 
began. "O, leave me my Bible!" and, start- 



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and was well dressed and of refined bearing. 
He had just arrived on the forenoon train, 



ing from her chair, she stretched out her 
emaciated hands appealingly. A dead silence 
fell over all. The joke died on the thought- 
less lips of the auctioneer. He hesitated a 
moment, then said a word to his assistant 
and gave him the book. The sheriff placed 
it in the trembling hands of the widow, who 
sank again into her chair, pressing the Bible 
closely to her bosom, and murmuring to 
herself. Then the sale went on, and with eyes 
tearless, yet eloquent with pathos and agony, 
Widow Gray saw each familiar article, cher- 
ished though trifling, pass over to a new owner. 

When her husband's tools were offered 
she again rose to her feet, but fell back again 
into her chair in a hopeless manner, realizing 
the uselessness of objections^ Yet, she did 
not weep. Soon, from among the rubbish 
of the shed, the deputy sheriff pulled out a 
battered old cradle with broken rocker, and 
handed it up to the auctioneer. The latter, 
as usual, was ready with a rude joke, and, 
having placed the cradle on the box beside 
him, he proceeded, with mock solemnity, to 
rock it with his foot and to try to arouse 
rivalry among the reluctant bidders. 

At sight of this old cradle Widow Gray 
again half started from her seat and again fell 
back, and this time she burst into a flood of 
tears. Who can say what memories were awak- 
ened in the heart of the mother? How often 
she had rocked her only boy to sleep in this old 
cradle and sung to him her tender lullabys; 
how often she had watched over it during 
weary nights and days when he had been 
sick, and how her heart had bounded in happi- 
ness when health had again come to its little 
occupant, and he had laughed and crowed 
and pushed his chubby fists up into her face. 
But this had been long, long ago, and for 
years her only boy had been as dead. O, 
where was he now? 

Ay, where was he? While the cradle 
was still undisposed of a stranger arrived on 
the scene. He was evidently from the city, 



and, after a few inquiries at the little coun- 
try station, had hastened to the scene of the 
auction. He was breathless with hurrying 
and paused outside the crowd to look around 
as though in search of somebody. He saw 
the bent form of the widow swaying back 
and forth in her uncontrollable grief, while 
some of the women were trying in vain to 
comfort her. He rushed forward, paused a 
moment, then crying, " My mother, O God, 
my mother, my mother!" he clasped her in 
his arms. 

All was commotion and excitement. The 
auctioneer stopped in his flow of oratory, 
both because he did not know what it all 
meant and because his auditors had all left 
him and were crowding around Harry Gray 
and the unconscious form of his mother. 
Some of the older of those present recog- 
nized the middle-aged man as the beardless 
lad who had left the village nearly a score 
of years before. Then, a reckless, thought- 
less, discontented boy, he had run away from 
his happy home to try his fortune in the 
West; now, a man of wealth and influence, a 
keen realization of his heartless treatment 
of his parents had come over him, and a 
yearning to see them again had brought him 
two thousand miles to meet this sad and un- 
expected reception. 

The rest is soon told. Harry Gray bought, 
almost without any bidding from others, the 
cradle, the few remaining household articles, 
and the house and land, and then bought 
back most of the articles already sold. And 
once again the Widow Gray was in her own 
home, soon made once more the most attract- 
ive of the village, happy with an unspeaka- 
ble happiness, surrounded with every com- 
fort and luxury that money could give her, 
and with her son returned, as it almost 
seemed, from the dead, by her side to go 
away no more. 



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"It happened just like a story," said the 
village folk as they talked it over that night 
and many nights after around their fires. 
And even the dapper young auctioneer, as 
he drove back to the city that afternoon, 
experienced new sensations as he thought 
over the affair, and realized that life held 
things higher and better than the tap of a 
hammer and the cry of " Going, going, gone ! " 


The New Death King. 

O'er prairie and o'er mountain, 

The deadly fast express 
Seeks victims at each crossing, 

And kills without redress. 
But strive as hard as may be, 

It now must droop its head. 
Its sway, death-dealing, 's over, 

The Trolley's forged ahead. 




Bowdoirp ^)ep§e. 

The Candidate. 


A Love Tragedy. 

"Oh, Sue," I sighed, 
And sighed in vain ; 
To end my pain, 
Lo, suicide ! 


In a confidential whisper, 
With a confidential pinch, 
The politician murmurs, 
"My boy, I've got a cinch." 

AFTER ELECTION. 

An air of conscious greatness 
Meets your sympathetic glance; 
" 'Twas just as I expected, 
I never had a chance." 


The Spring and the Lake. 

Beside the way I find to-day 

A little spring; 
Aud sweet and clear, as I stand near, 

I hear it sing. 

Up through the snow its waters go. 

The winter's cold, 
But tries in vain o'er it to gain 

An icy hold. 


On Lying. 

When ancient Ananias and Sapphira fair, his mate, 
To 'scape the wrath of Heaven, lied, and thereby 

met their fate, 
They little dreamed that modern youth would hold 

them up to scorn, 
And jeer at their one poor attempt as shabby, 

cheap, forlorn. 

For now to lie is quite an art. Some lie for golden 

greed, 
Some lie in theory, some in fact, and some do lie 

in-deed; 
Some lie in fun, some lie in state, and some in flowery 

ease, 
But all lie still, lie well or ill, and lie just when 

they please. 

Then queerly falls that of all men, who dwell within 


And through the brake I see the lake, 

All frozen o'er 
So deep and tight, and cold and white, 

From shore to shore. 

No music there ; no picture fair 

Of sun and cloud ; 
All life has fled ; the lake is dead, 

Beneath its shroud. 

And now, in truth, that spring is youth, 

When hearts are free, 
And flow with song so clear and strong 

And merrily. 

The lake is age; a drear, blank page 

The winter long; 
All frozen o'er, it knows no more 

The life of song. 


my call, 
One friend alone lies constantly, yet lies he none 

at all! 
The paradox is simple, for you surely all have heard, 
A stutterer must ever lie, he always breaks his 

word. 


The commencement programme at Tale has 

been entirely changed. The only speaking will be 

done by the President. A new officer, called the 

" orator," will be elected, whose duty is to intro- 

i duce the candidates to the President. 



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On Wednesday evening, Feb- 
ruary 20th, the Bowdoin Glee and 
Banjo and Guitar Clubs appeared in 
Bath the second time, and gave a 
most successful concert before a large 
audience in the Alameda. After the concert a re- 
ception was given the members of the clubs and 
the students who accompinied them, by about 
thirty of Bath's fairest young ladies, in Armory 
Hall. Dancing was indulged in until midnight, 
and all had a most enjoyable time. 

McMillan, '97, is back from teaching. 

Fairbanks, '95, was in Boston last week. 

Baker, '96, is back after quite a long absence. 

Several cases of mumps are reported on the 
campus. 

Prof. Chapman addressed the T. M. C. A. last 
Sunday. 

The Glee Club will take a New Hampshire trip 
next week. 

Pettengill, '98, was out a week or more enjoying 
the grippe. 

Libby and Fessenden, '96, were on the campus 
over Sunday. 

Professor Johnson was confined to his house a 
week, recently. 

Professor Chapman lectured on Emerson, at 
Camden, last week. 

Melba, in Portland, Tuesday, drew quite a num- 
ber of the Bowdoin boys. 

Wiggin, '98, spent Washington's Birthday in 
Bath, the guest of Morse, '97. 

The Glee and Banjo and Guitar Clubs will give 
a concert in Auburn, March 18th. 

Prof. Woodruff preached at the Baptist Church 
in South Brunswick a week ago Sunday. 

There was an alarm of fire last Friday, and a 
small, very small blaze on Federal Street. 



Several interesting additions have been made 
lately to the collections in the Art Building. 

Several Bowdoin students were present at the 
public reception of Gov. Cleaves, February 22d. 

Prof. Lee lectured at the First Parish Church, 
Portland, last Friday, on "The Depth of the Sea." 

The Athletic Exhibition will be given in Bruns- 
wick, March 26th, and probably in Bath, March 28th. 

Again we have been swimming as a means of 
locomotion and the rubber boots have been numer- 
ous. 

Gahan, '87, is working in the gymnasium this 
winter, and will help the boys in the coming exhibi- 
tion. 

The class drill-squads to compete for the silver 
cup are pretty well picked now, and are doing extra 
work. 

The Junior German Division have begun a new 
story for sight reading— Gerstacken " Germelhau- 
sen." 

It is March, but the rapid lowering of the coal 
in the bin is about the only sign of approaching 
spring. 

Friday last the Sophomores were examined on 
Physics preparatory to beginning a new subject in 
the study. 

Prof. Robinson and Mr. Smith were in Bangor 
last week, witnesses for the state in the Cowan 
poisoning case. 

Willard sang a very pleasing bass solo at last 
Sunday's chapel. The organ was played by Breit- 
ling, of the Medical School. 

The various bicycle agents down town have the 
'95 patterns on exhibition. The machines are all 
very light and reduced in prices. 

The Chess Club is developing quite a few good 
players — more, at least, than was expected, and is 
causing quite a revival of chess. 

One of Bowdoin's athletes walked ninety-five 
miles between a recent Saturday and Monday, and 
this he calls only a pleasure tramp. 

The grippe has been making havoc in the college 
lately. Its victims have been numerous, but no 
very serious cases have been reported. 

The leading athletes of the college will give an 
exhibition at the Opera House in Augusta, March 
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Monday last was town- meeting day, with the 
usual amount of heated discussion over local issues. 
The Faculty was well represented and some stu- 
dents were present. 

It gives one a sort of regard for old Brunswick 
to read on its town report— " The 156th annual 
report." We had always thought the town was 
coeval with the college. 

Eyes, '96, editor-in-chief of the forthcoming 
Bugle, was in Portland last week on business con- 
nected with the publication. 

The annual meeting of the Bowdoin Alumni of 
Washington, which was to have been held Febru- 
ary 25th, was again postponed. 

A trip to the dissecting room, in Adams Hall, is 
au fait just now, but everybody is careful to go 
about midway between dinner and supper. 

Clough, '96, and Odiorne, '98, were in Boston 
February 23d, in attendance upon the annual ban- 
quet of the New England Alumni Association of 
Delta Upsilon. 

A North End girl, who has a pretty foot, has 
given a Bowdoin boy one of her slippers for a watch 
case. Oh, yes, it's big enough to keep the watch 
in. — Bath Independent. 

President Hyde delivered the closing lecture in 
his course on ''Outlines in Theology," in Memorial 
Hall, Tuesday evening, February 26th. The course 
was very largely attended and was a rich treat 
to all. 

Washington's Birthday, coming on Friday, caused 
an exodus from the college, and only a few students 
were left on the campus. Cuts and adjourns were 
the rule Saturday morning. 

Bowdoin College sends uniformly good dancers 
to our functions, only not often enough or numer- 
ously enough. Mr. Holmes of Bangor joined the 
Lewiston contingent of Bowdoin in the dance in 
Lewiston Friday evening.— Letviston Journal. 

At an enthusiastic meeting of the General Ath- 
letic Association recently, it was unanimously voted 
to start a movement for a Maine intercollegiate 
field day the coming spring. The other colleges 
will be asked to join in forming an association, and 
it is hoped none will refuse. 

The third themes of the term were due Tues- 
day, February 26th, and were written upon the fol- 
lowing subjects: "The War Between China and 
Japan, Its Causes and Probable Effects;" "Is Our 
City Population Becoming too Centralized?" "Rob- 
ert Louis Stevenson as a Story Writer." 



The Junior chemists have lately analyzed vari- 
ous specimens of water. One of the most assiduous 
laboratory workers took in the dirtiest, foulest water 
obtainable and was surprised to find that it was 
nearly pure H 2 0. He had planned to find a whole 
stock room of chemicals. 

Prof. Lee was before the Committee on Educa- 
tion, of the Legislature, Tuesday, February 26th, 
advocating a topographic map of the state. The 
newspaper report was an interesting and extremely 
convincing support of a plan to make such a map 
in co-operation with the U. S. Geological Survey. 

The American Institute of Sacred Literature 
offers six prizes, three of $100 and three of $50, 
for the best examinations in Hebrew, New Testa- 
ment Greek, and the English Bible, to be passed 
by college students at special examinations, given 
at any college where students wish to take them, 
in June or October of the present year. Circulars, 
containing full particulars, may be had at the 
library. 

On the evenings of February 25th, 26th, and 27th, 
the Bowdoin Glee and Banjo and Guitar Clubs gave 
concerts in Bangor, Brewer, and Old Town. In all 
places the concerts passed off very successfully, and 
the clubs were greeted by large and appreciative 
audiences. The local papers were highly compli- 
mentary in their reports of the concerts, saying 
some very nice things of the Bowdoin boys and 
their musical ability. The boys report a delightful 
trip. It was a financial success, and they were 
royally received and entertained wherever they 
appeared. 

" I never saw such a homely set of boys together, as the 
Bowdoin students," remarked a Bath girl, at the Alameda 
Wednesday evening. — Bath Independent. 

Alas ! what a violent attack of sour grapes the 
busy Imagination-Editor of our saffron-hued con- 
temporary must have suffered when be penned the 
above paragraph, and found room for it in his 
crowded columns. He is evidently trying to bolster 
up the desperate cause of the Bath young men, 
who are invariably left completely out in the cold 
by the Bath girls whenever a Bowdoin student 
comes in sight. Perhaps he could not gain admit- 
tance to that happy reception which thirty Bath 
belles, in return for hospitality gladly accepted at 
the hands of Bowdoin boys in Brunswick, gave the 
college boys after the concert in the Alameda. And 
as he stood outside and shivered in the cold he 
doubtless registered a solemn resolve to write some- 
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who, in spite of their lack of personal attractions, 
persist in beating the more handsome young men 
of Bath in the race for the hearts of the maidens 
of the Shipping City. Either his modest opinion, 
put for convenience into the mouth of another, is 
wrong, or else Bath young ladies show a decidedly 
unnatural taste. But if we are a homely crowd— a 
point we had rather not discuss— it is an unfair 
ground on which to attack us, even in such desper- 
ate jealousy. And it is a comfort to remember the 
old saying that "Homely people are always good 
people." 

The annual business meeting of the Maine Iu- 
terscholastic Athletic Association was held on the 
campus Saturday. Delegates were present from 
the High Schools in Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, 
Gardiner, Portland, and Waterville, and from Thorn- 
ton Academy and Westbrook Seminary. Bridgton 
and Hebron Academies are also in the Association, 
but did not send delegates. The long- looked for 
silver champiouship cup has been secured and was 
on exhibition at the meeting. It was taken home 
by the Bangor delegates, as their school won the 
most points at the last Field Day. The Treasurer's 
report showed the Association to be out of debt. 
The place of the next Field Day was left to be settled 
by the Executive Committee. Several amendments 
were made to the constitution, and asigniflcant order, 
which was unanimously passed, read in substance as 
follows : The entire control of the Maine Interscholas- 
tic championship foot-ball games of next fall shall be 
vested in a committee of five Bowdoin students to 
be chosen by the Bowdoin Foot-Ball Association. 
This committee shall assist in arranging the sched- 
ule, shall furnish officials for all games, and shall 
settle all disputes. At the afternoon meeting the 
following officers were elected : President, Gold- 
thwaite of Thornton Academy; Vice-Presideut, 
Wheeler of Brunswick; Secretary, Michaelis of 
Augusta ; Treasurer, Forsaithe of Brunswick ; Ex- 
ecutive Committee, Snow of Bangor, Hildreth of 
Gardiner, and Wing of Waterville, also the Presi- 
dent ex officio, and representative of each of the 
Maine colleges. A vote of sympathy was passed 
for Black of Augusta, the retiring secretary, now 
sick in Florida. The meetings were held in 6 A. H. 
The delegates spent considerable time in looking 
over the college, and they were entertained by the 
college boys. 



NORTHFIELD ECHOES. 

" Imagination comes when we are disheartened, 
and quickens us to something higher and better. 
I had the privilege a few weeks ago to encourage a 
teacher whose heart was sinking at the difference 
between her purposes and her accomplishment. 
I simply appealed to her imagination. I told her 
the story of the frog that fell into the milk pail. 
The frog was not quite hopeless, though everything 
seemed to be against him ; he thought he would 
see what he could do, so he began to paddle and 
paddle and paddle, and when the milkmaid came 
the next morning