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P. P. BAXTER, '98, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

6. S. BEAN, '97 Business Manager. 

C. C. SMITH, '98, I p„,.,„„„7o R- L. MARSTON, '99, ( ^„,, •• 7- ^ , 

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Index to Volume XXVI. 


Editorial Notes R. S. Hagar, Editor. 

1, 19, 35, 51, 75, 205, 219, 235, 253, 267, 281. 
Assisted by P. P. Baxter, 111, 127, U3, 159, 175, 191. 

COLLEGil Tabula R. L. Marston, J. W. Condon, Editors. 

10, 27, 41, 67, 119, 132, 151, 166, 184, 197, 212, 227, 262, 275. 
Assisted by R. S. Hagar, 108, 246, 288. 

Athletics B. S. Philoon, Editor. 

13, 29, 43, 69, 249. 
Assisted by P. P. Baxter, 121, 135, 153, 169, 186, 200. 

Y. M. C. A L. P. Libby, P. P. Baxter, Editors. 

15, 32, 47, 123, 137, 155, 170, 187, 201, 213, 230, 249, 277, 291. 

Personals F. J. Small, C. C. Smith, Editors. 

15, 33, 47, 72, 109, 124, 138, 156, 171, 188, 202, 214', 230, 249, 263, 277, 291. 

College World T. L. Marble, Editor. 

17, 34, 50, 73, 125, 141, 158, 251. 
Assisted by R. S. Hagar, 217, 232, 265, 279, 293. 

Book Reviews Editors. 

15, 49, 173, 201, 251. 



Address of the President G. S. Bean 57 

Alpha Delta Plii Convention W. F. White 21 

Alumni List R. S. Hagar 107 

Alumni Meeting R. S. Hagar 106 

Animals of Florida F. R. Marsh 6 

Anniversary Day of the Birth of Longfellow Isaac McLellan 263 

Appointments 96 

Athletic Exhibition, The C. C. Smith 284 

Baccalaureate Sermon President William DeWitt Hyde 77 

Boston Alumni Association Meeting R. S. Hagar 237 

Canoeing up the Songo D. W. Elliot 38 

Class Day Exercises , Compiled by R. S. Hagar 82 

Class Day Oration C. W. Marston 82 

Class Day Poem H. H. Pierce 84 

Class History (Class Day) H. O. Clough 86 

Class Prophecy (Class Day) R. M. Andrews 90 

Class Day Ode J. C. Minot 95 

Class Reunions R. S. Hagar 107 

Commencement Exercises Compiled by R. S. Hagar 95 

Communication J. W. Bradbury 223 

Dance on the Green 95 

Delta Kappa Epsilon Convention H. M. Varrell 177 

Delta Upsilon Convention G. S. Bean 161 

Fraternity Reunions R. S. Hagar 106 

From the Sword to the Cowl P. P. Baxter 193 

Genesis and Exodus of Skepticism R. O. Small 3 

Glimpse of a Noble Life, A C. A. Knight 22 

Grillen ,J. P. Webber 181 

Guardian of Sweet Saints, The R. L. Marston 162 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow F. II. Swan 254 

His Ideal Girl H. H. Webster 178 

Historic Monhegan D. W. Elliot 285 

Ideal Home School, The O. D. Smith 208 

I N D E X.— ( Continued.') 

In Meraoriam 34 

In Memoriam ... 49 

In Memoriam 141 

In Memoriam 232 

In Meraoriam 216 

In Memoriam 251 

In Memoriam 279 

Ivy Day Exercises Compiled by R. S. Hagar : . .53 

Ivy Hop R. S. Hagar 66 

Ivy Ode ^ J. W. Hewett 66 

Ivy Day Poem H. M. Varrell 55 

Ivy Day Oration A. S. Harriman 63 

Junior Prize Declamation 81 

^Land of Evangeline, The. C. W. Peabody 148 

(, Longfellow's " Morituri Salutamiis" H. L. Chapman 258 

Lost Talent, The J. P. Webber 238 

Maine Historical Society 105 

Medical School Graduation Compiled by R. S. Hagar 102 

Midnight Sail, A O. D. Smith 164 

Mysterious Portrait, The J. P. Webber 223 

One Night During Vacation F. R. Marsh 116 

Opening Address W.W.Fogg 86 

Our New Congressman G. B. Chandler 221 

Parting Address G. T. Ordway 94 

Passing of War, The J. C. Minot 96 

Phi Beta Kappa Meeting 104 

Portland Alumni Association Meeting R. S. Hagar 237 

President's Reception 102 

Psi Upsilon Convention J. H. Libby 37 

Psi Upsilon Reception F.J. Small 248 

Puzzled Eavesdropper, A H. H. Webster 287 

Reading O.D.Smith 195 

Relations of Physicians to Medical Literature. . . . A K. P. Smith 102 

Reminiscences of Longfellow J. W. Bradbury 258 

Response of Statesman (Ivy Day) W. F. White 58 

Response of Class Tough (Ivy Day) J. G. Haines. 59 

Response of Pious Man (Ivy Day) S. O. Andros 61 

Response of Singer (Ivy Day) B. F. Fitz 62 

Response of Jockey (Ivy Day) M. S. Coggan 63 

Response of Carpet Knight (Ivy Day) N. C. Shordon 64 

Response of Prophet (Ivy Day) J. E. Rhodes 65 

Response of Popular Man (Ivy Day) ' J. H. Home 66 

Skeleton at Crosby's Cross-Roads , T. L. Marble 129 

Smoking Pipe of Peace 94 

Spinster's Surprise, A H. H. Webster 273 

Supremacy of the Seas A. H. Nason 114 

Theta Delta Chi Convention J. H. Morse 193 

Under Thorndike Oak 85 

Violets, The J. P. Webber 209 

Violin, The J.P.Webber 273 

Walker Art Building, The D. W. Elliott 24 

William Morris A. H. Nason 146 

Zeta Psi Convention C. C. Smith 22 


All- Around Man G. E. Carmichael 183 

Achilles A. H. Nason 131 

Athlete, The J. C. Minot 131 

Astronomical J. C. Minot 182 

An Icicle J. P. Webber 240 

Back to Bowdoin G. E. Carmichael 118 

Between Dances J. C. Minot 196 

Bowdoin White, The (song) ^Webber''''' ^^^ 

Bereft Anon 274 

Baby Ruth R— E. B. Holmes 274 

I N D E X.— ( Continued?) 

Barcarolle L. P. Llbby 274 

Change, A A. A. Hayden 10 

City of the Dead, The 118 

Clear Case of Wheels, A G. E. Carmichael 288 

Colonial Wooing, A L. P. Libby 196 

Cuba— 1896 J. C. Minot 165 

Day in May, A J. C Minot ' 40 

Disaster, A G. E. Carmichael 151 

Discontent J. P. Webber , 196 

DePhilosophia..., E.B.Holmes 240 

Freshman's Confession, A J. E. Wignot 10 

Fact, A W. F. White .40 

Her Picture R. L. Marston 131 

Hiawatha's Influence L. P. Libby 260 

Hospital Patient, The Anon 288 

Ich— Dich J. E. Wignot 40 

Kisses, The L. P. Libby 227 

Lay of the Last Year's Coat 26 

Lover's Complaint, The L. P. Libby 183 

Musings E.B.Holmes , 226 

Mother Goose in College J.W.Condon 26 

Mountain Town, The J. C. Minot 151 

Modesty J. C. Minot 165 

My Old College Room G. E. Carmichael 211 

Near to Nature's Heart E.B.Holmes 241 

Oh, Cigarette R. S. Hagar 131 

October .• L. P. Libby 132 

Open Letter, An G. E. Carmichael 165 

Open Winter J. P. Webber ' 241 

Psalm of Death L. P. Libby 211 

Quid Nomen P. P. Baxter 131 

Question of Height, A G. E. Carmichael 165 

Raising the Dust G. E. Carmichael 10 

Rhyming Hexameters L. P. Libby 118 

Rosebuds J. C. Minot 183 

Signs of Spring G. E. Carmichael 10 

Summer Girl Again, The G. E. Carmichael 150 

Sleigh Bells' Chime, The G. E. Carmichael 226 

Tale of Barbarism, A J. C. Minot 40 

Thanksgiving Song, A L. P. Libby 182 

Theft, A G.E. Carmichael 288 

Three Counts, The J. W. Condon 183 

That Day J.P.Webber 197 

That Old Stile J. W. Condon 211 


Vol. XXVI. 


No. 1. 




E. S. Hagar, '97, Editor-in-Chief. 
P. P. Baxter, '9S, Assistant Editor-in-Cliiet. 
G. S. Bean, '97, Business Manager. 
J. W. Condon, '97. F. J. Small, '97. 

C. C. Smith, '98. G. E. Carmichael, '97. 

T. L. Marble, '98. B. S. Philoon, '99. 

R. L. Marston, '99. 

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Vol. XXVI., No. 1.— April 29, 1896. 

Editorial Notes, 1 

Genesis and Exodus of Sliepticism, 3 

The Animals of Florida, 6 

Bowdoin Verse : 

Signs of Spring, 10 

A Freshman's Confession, 10 

A Change 10 

Raising tire Dust, 10 

Collegii Tabula, 10 

Athletics, 13 

Y. M. C. A 15 

Book Reviews, 15 

Personal, 15 

College World, 17 

Each new board of editors salutes 
its constituents after nearly the same fash- 
ion ; sometimes promises are made and some- 
times not. We will say at the outset that 
it is not our intention to make promises that 
cannot be fulfilled; we simply will do our 
best to make the Orient, a truly representa- 
tive paper of the college. If we fail to come 
up to the expectations of all, you can rest 
assured that it is not due to lack of hard 
work, but rather to a lack of ability. 

It is no easy task to fill successfully the 
seats left by our predecessors, since many 
who have been editors from one time to 
another have been men of decided abilities 
in a journalistic line of work. 

The Orient has always maintained a 
high standard of excellence, and has a good 
position among college journals of its class, 
and with the support that it deserves at the 
hands of all Bowdoin men it should continue 
to maintain its present position. 

No changes will be made in the form of 
the paper, so that any one who wishes to aid 
the college, can assist the board by sending 
in, from time to time, contributions or sug- 
gestions, anything, in fact, that is of interest 
to those interested in the welfare of Old 

To the undergraduates we will say that 


an attempt will be made to get a room in 
which exchanges will be kept on file. It is 
of great interest to many to learn what other 
institutions think of us, and to read their 
accounts of games played with us. 

We feel that should all learn how vitally 
connected the Orient is with their lives 
here, none would fail to assist in keeping the 
paper up. 

We will attempt, as we said above, to 
make our paper a representative one, and 
we ask your assistance in so doing. 

TT7HERE is one feature of college life that 
^ is neglected among us. That is, we, as 
an institution, do not get together and join 
in singing the good old college songs. 

At different times in former years, so we 
are told, the campus used to ring with the 
strains of familiar songs. Once in a while, 
nowadays, a few will get together and sing, 
but no large numbers as in the olden days. 
Is it right that this old custom of singing 
should be forgotten? Is it possible that the 
fellows are so busy that a few minutes once 
in a while cannot be spent in singing? It is 
one of the best methods of arousing enthu- 
siasm. It is a feature of college life that 
will not soon be effaced from our minds. 

Whenever any number of Bowdoin men 
accompany the athletic teams, it is pleasant 
to be able to sing a lot of Bowdoin songs 
and to sing them well. It is also a help in 
bringing out material for the glee club, and 
in many other ways it is a means of uniting 
the various classes in college. 

We have a splendid place to sing, and 
now that the warm moonlight nights are 
here, we ought to congregate on the steps of 
the Art Building and awaken once more the 
town by the echoes of our songs. 

In the seventies a book of Bowdoin songs 
was published, but now no one knows those 
old songs. Why not compose new ones to 
the old airs, and have them printed in the 

Orient so all may learn them? Then have 
regularly bulletined song meetings, and all 
turn out to sing the praises of Bowdoin 
with a will. More than this, have them 
included in the repertoire of the College 
Glee Club. Surely every one would enjoy it. 

TTTHE college feels very much elated, and 
-^ justljr too, over the- result of the Chess 
Tournament recently held at Waterville with 
Colby. The result gives us more pleasure, 
because it was so unexpected. No one had 
dared to predict that our representatives 
would make even a creditable showing, but 
to have them win the most games, in fact, 
nearly all the games, is a thing for which 
they should be commended. When it is 
remembered that chess is not played by any- 
large number here, and that the members of 
the club have not worked hard for places, it 
is even more to be wondered at that we 
should so easily defeat the picked men of 
an institution whei'e chess is played on 
scientific principles. 

Colby was the challenging party and from 
all appearances expected easy victory. The 
next tournament is to be held here in Bruns- 
wick, and it is hoped it may be between the 
four colleges of the state. It should be the 
aim of all men in college to make Bowdoin 
a leader in Maine, not only in athletic games, 
but also in the highly intellectual games, 
such as chess. It can only be done by con- 
scientious and systematic training, and we 
believe that such is the present feeling. 

yiTHE lecture delivered last week by Pro- 
"^ fessor Hutchins, on the X ray, shows 
very clearly that Bowdoin is up to date both 
in equipment and in the efficiency of her 
teaching force. 

Professor Hutchins, before a large and 
interested audience, took a photograph of 
the bones of the fingers and had it developed 
inside of ten minutes. The exposure was 


ouly of one minute's duration. Nowhere 
else, so far as can be learned, has this been 
done, the usual time of exposure being from 
twenty minutes to an hour in length. 

Professors Hutchins and RobiusoiT have 
invented a new tube which gives the above 
results. It is a great improvement over the 
famous Crooke's tube, but exceeding difficult 
to make. This advance will, we hope, be 
received with favor as has been all the work 
of our professors heretofore, and the college 
ought to feel proud of the two men who have 
done such good work in her name. 

When we think of the eminent scientists 
at work on the subject of photography by 
the X ray, we should feel better satisfied for 
the fact that we are under the tutorship of 
men who have made the greatest advance in 
the study of photography by the light ra3^ 

Nothing should be more firmly implanted 
in our minds than the fact that we are 
abreast of the times, and we should not fail 
to make mention of that fact. 

TITHE base-ball season opens with a very 
^ good prospect before us, and will, no 
doubt, be a creditable one for the college. 
Three games have been played and the team 
has shown itself to contain good material. 
The men are batting well and fielding in 
fairly good shape, but the throwing is not 
up to the mark. 

To obtain the best results all must do 
good systematic training, and conscientious 
work during the games. The training has 
been under excellent directions. We have 
an efficient manager and an excellent cap- 
tain, and it remains for the team to prove its 
ability to repay for the many advantages it 
has received this year. All the vacancies 
occasioned by the loss of last year's players 
have been well filled. Competition has 
caused men to work hard for places, and it 
remains for those chosen to show themselves 
worthy of the places assigned. 

The way the men have turned out is to 
be commended, and those who play on the 
second nine are doing just as much for the 
college as those on the 'varsity nine. Let all 
who can, turn out to aid in practice. 

By the crowd that watches the men 
during practice it is easy to see that there is 
much interest un the part of the student 
body. But mere interest is not enough, 
financial support is necessary as well, and it 
is earnestly hoped that all will contribute 
something either by subscription or by attend- 
ance at all the games played on the home 
grounds. Encouragement should be given 
the men not only by words that show appre- 
ciation of work performed, but also by good 
concerted cheering at the games. All should 
bear in mind that the groans and hisses that 
sometimes follow a poor play, do not better 
matters and can well be left out. Any and 
all good plays, whether made by our own 
team or by our opponents, should merit 
hearty applause, and in this way we will be 
known as a fair-minded college and will com- 
mand greater respect from outsiders. 

Guard against the tendency togroan ; cul- 
tivate good cheering; and, above all, be sure 
to attend all the games and encourage the 
team. We have a winning team and it 
should be well backed up. Let each do 
something, and surely the aggregate will 
amount to a great deal. 

Genesisand Exodus of Skepticism. 

By R. O. Small. 
T7ARI0US creeds have exposed skepticism 
^ as the result of natural and total de- 
pravity in mankind. The same devil who 
occasioned man's ejection has caused his ex- 
communion. Held responsible for his fall, 
he is charged with all his doubting. I would 
find another cause for skepticism, old as the 
Serpent and potent as man's inborn badness. 


Whether devilish or angelic, its origin is in 
intellectual tendencies ancient as the mind 
and coeval with truth itself. 

Skepticism is an inherent possibility with 
which all ages and professions have been 
concerned; Hypatia, Voltaire, Franklin, 
and Huxley unite historic time, lands, and 
learning, all influenced by its enterprise; 
while such adaptness to time and subject 
allows the skeptic of the present to doubt 
philosophy, question science, and contest 
theology as Socrates, Galileo, and Luther did 
in the past. 

Like the works of man or nature, the 
obelisk or the wastes of Sahara, skepticism 
must be admitted, then explained. The ad- 
mission demands but a look about us; the 
explanation requires deduction of law from 
the phenomena of its appearance and growth. 
I believe Bacon's law of matter to be true 
of mental conditions, and that every effect 
is produced by some efficient cause. From 
the effect, then, we must argue for the cause, 
and the mainspring of skepticism will be 
found by arriving at the law of the mind 
which governs change in belief. Thought 
has been the vehicle of this change, and has 
run upon a crooked and stony road. 

As Odysseus was obliged to shape his 
course by Scylla and Charybdis, so thought 
has ever been forced to pass between cre- 
dulity and doubt, eluding the grasp of one 
to encounter the vortices of the other. Con- 
servative doubt and radical credulity meet- 
ing on all fields and in all questions, by .their 
success and failure have rung on the changes 
in this world's great drama : and the part" 
played by skepticism has been no minor role. 
Though faith in a Great Spirit has been 
piously transmitted in the blood of the 
Semitic family, Jew as Gentile has often 
been found skeptical of a Deity. Though 
kings at one time enjoyed homage meet for 
divinity, Magna Charta was demanded of a 
John and a revolution wrested divine rights 

forever from England's crowned heads. 
And despite the authority for a special 
creation, evolution has been evolved. The 
"Nemesis of faith" is at the bottom of all 
this change. 

Thought has served as a constructive 
agent in our world of mind and institutions 
much as the sun does during nature's grow- 
ing season. The secular growth in the trend 
of one is like to the vernal development in 
the ecliptic of the other. Spring escapes 
through winter's back door to view the 
death-like ravages of her late despotic lord. 
Life is as yet hid within the dull cold 
ground. Day trails after daylight, and 
warmth succeeds to shade and chill as the 
season unfolds its three months life. And 
behold! The Germ of Life stagnant in the 
dead earth has affined the vitality given 
.down from the sun, until what simulated 
death is now expanding life and the pallid 
color of fugitive Spring is warmed to the 
roseate blush of a virgin Summer. So mind 
comes out from instinct to find the brown 
stubble of intuitive knowledge. Truth is 
now deep rooted in the soul, and absolute 
crudeness is but one stage removed. Cen- 
turies bury generations, a period of thought 
light is followed by the darkness of doubt; 
the rule of intellect is relinquished to that 
of fatuity, and time tolls off its centennial 
strokes. Now take notice! Truth planted 
within our being has been vitalized and 
strengthened by the remodeling thought of 
ages, and the stubble has grown and borne 
the abundant fruits we now enjoy. 

This progress of thought has ever been 
due to reaction; numberless forces in num- 
berless ages have reacted and finally given 
us our customs, laws, and institutions. The 
bursting of the bonds of ignorance and 
superstition, known as the Reformation; 
that drama of carnage, crime, and license 
called the French Revolution ; and the har- 
vest of slavery denominated as the American 


Rebellion, all have a common explanation in 
the law of reaction. Cite any crucial event 
in the world's history and investigate its 
cause; it is a reaction. Reaction explains 
skepticism. Pick out a skeptic and you 
find a mind reacting against some arbitrary 
power — ignorance, vice, learning, or some 
equally unanswerable tyrant — which has 
bound it to a mode of thinking. In reaction 
we have the power which makes for change 
in belief; it is the intellectual tendency 
ancient as the mind and coeval with truth 

The way skepticism grows out of belief 
is apparent when you consider this law. 
Noblest truth is mixed witli falsehood, and 
after a system of faith has prevailed for a 
time, keen minds detect some error. The 
reactionary principle brings investigation, 
and the critical scrutiny then entailed leaves 
a shattered belief; a system rejected in whole 
or in part. Reaction against the essential 
Paganism of the Catholic world was the 
ultimate cause of Protestantism ; reaction 
fromCalvinism gave us the Unitarian church; 
reactions against dogmatic creeds have made 
skeptics of the very elect, robbed the eucha- 
rist and the altar of many devotees. Your 
dogmatist is of the stuff of which inquisitors 
were made, and so long as the church was 
an oracle from which appeal was denied, 
thinking men dreaded its folds as heretics 
feared the inquisition. 

Now that we have found the principle 
which forces men to leave the lighted avenue 
of faith to tread the shadowy road of skep- 
ticism, must we stand at the parting of the 
ways and see them choose this route? Is 
there no way to keep all save stragglers on 
a common course? Yes, there is. 

While it is a fundamental law of mind, 
as well as matter, that action is equal to 
reaction and in the opposite direction, with 
mind to an extent not true of material 
things, greater freedom of action renders 

reaction less perceptible, and the two more 
easily harmonized. This is the phenomenon 
which encourages me to hope that mankind 
may be thinking beings and still keep out of 
the dark highway. To diminish skepticism, 
freedom in thought must be allowed. A 
common ground where conflicting ideas can 
mingle on friendly footing must be estab- 
lished. As long as the arena of war is the 
only meeting-place for conservative institu- 
tions and progressive thought, our difficulties 
will be aggravated. 

While Rome remained guardian of the 
world's stock of truth, dogmas were proof 
enough that cherished hopes were true. 
Research and investigation were check- 
mated when attempt was made to push them 
beyond the "thus far and no farther" estab- 
lished by the priesthood. Nor was the lesson 
taught by the mother church easily forgotten. 
Churches down to this day establish hard 
lines of belief on as insuflicient bases as ever 
the Catholic church employed. Milton saw 
"abandon all hope " written above the gates 
to the infernal regions. For centuries think- 
ing man has beheld "abandon all thought" 
written over the entrance to many a church 

Modern skepticism is often intellectual 
and questioning thought; at its best it is 
courteous and dignified. The attempts of 
some theologians to bundle aside all skepti- 
cism undistinguished and unheard, has been 
one reason for its abiding and persistent 
antagonism. The skeptic is not "Mephisto" 
in disguise. Christianity can not be indif- 
ferent to views of such a man ; the church 
must turn to and help him, or never behold 
the salvation of the world. The clergy must 
not subordinate their desire for free inquiry 
to their zeal for the positive proof of their 
belief. The united testimony of the ages 
must be weighed with the bold speculation 
of the hour, unprejudiced by tradition and 
unhampered by authority. Spiritual bond- 


age must be overthrown and spiritual free- 
dom granted to the world. Free communi- 
cation of opinions and belief is the one 
method which will force skepticism to sur- 
render its sword. Should this method fail, 
then reasoning man with justice may declare, 
"the pillared firmament is rottenness and 
earth's base built on stubble." 

But far better than knowing the method 
is the assurance that it will be employed. 
Religion, strangled by her own dogmas, is 
freeing herself from these encumbrances, and 
with beneficent gaze sweeping the horizon in 
search of vital truths. The tomb for blind 
belief stands constructed ready for its fated 
tenant. Science and theology have outgrown 
their age of conflict, and now a minister of 
God standing on the book of Genesis can. 
accept the truth of evolution. Religion in 
the form of a logically dependent series of 
propositions is being rejected, and the skeptic 
made such by a creed which spurned him as 
-unclean, will soon be gone. Reason as the 
only arbiter between truth and falsehood is 
uniting extremes, and theology, tried and 
acquitted at this tribunal, finds its pillars 
secure against any infidel Samson who ma}' 
arise. " Festina lente" is the motto em- 
bossed upon the shield of truth, and in this 
sign she will conquer and hold the nations. 
America and Africa, one free, the other half- 
enslaved, stretch eager hands to grasp her 

Honest doubt, b}' hastening this time, has 
worked more "universal good" than "partial 
evil," and should be so accredited. Skepti- 
cism has kept the waters of religious specu- 
lation in that ebb and flow where arbitrary 
custom cannot congeal nor transmitted doc- 
trines stagnate them. It has opened the way 
for Christ's pure and simple religion of love 
to God and man ; that way once made clear, 
skepticism will perish by its own work. 

As when David sung and Isaiah prophe- 
sied, sun, moon, and stars declare the glorv 

of a God undimmed by doubts and not nar- 
rowed by belief. Skeptic, who denies a God 
power to this earth, go look upon the granite 
masses of the Presidential range ; stand by 
the sea and gaze into its unfathomed depths 
rolling away to lave the walls of bending 
aether ; or listen to the striving elements, as 
the inexorable rage of tempest defies the 
control of human power. Then ask with 
Tennyson, "What am I?" 

I know not how in future years the pen- 
dulum of thought may swing. It is sufficient 
for me to live my day, and while I live it, to 
be thankful for that intellectual tendency 
which has forced us to pluck the winding- 
sheet from the past and expose it in all the 
ghastly nakedness of death, forced us to 
allow that 

" Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again, — 

The eternal years of God are hers; 

But error, wounded, writhes with pain. 

And dies among its followers." 

The Genesis of Skepticism is found in 
reaction ; the Exodus in reunion. 

The Animals of Florida. 
TlfHE animals of Florida present a wide 
-*■ range both to the naturalist and to the 
hunter. They are in a land where the north 
and the tropics blend — a mean between hot 
and cold ; and as a result have a strange 
medley, there being animals of two climes. 
Life in all its forms has ever been found 
most flourishing in southern lands. The 
tropics are where the dense jungles, the im- 
penetrable forests, and the rank growths of 
vegetation are seen. And the climate, so 
favorable to the vegetable kingdom, seems 
also to nourish the animal kingdom. To 
this general rule, Florida is no exception. 
Within her borders she has many curious 
and some dangerous forms of the animal 

Perhaps the most dreaded and most 
dangerous is the commonly called panther. 


These are found in Florida with all their 
cunning and strength. A single glance is 
enough to convince one that they are a 
formidable adversary. The lithe, cat-like 
movements, as they ci'eep through the for- 
ests, the cunning, merciless eye, and the 
strong, well-formed muscles, easily prove 
them of royal blood. Each year, however, 
they are growing scarcer. Occasionally some 
hunting partjr will tell how its dog struck a 
panther trail, or some quiet farm-house will 
be awakened from its sleep by an unearthly 
cry, but none seem sorry that such occur- 
rences are beconiing less and less frequent. 

The panther stays for the most part dur- 
ing the day in the jungles and dense swamps. 
Then, when night comes on, he prowls forth 
in quest of food. He generally confines 
his depredations to cows, and hogs, and 
smaller animals, rarely attacking men. He is 
quite cowardl}^, but if wounded or attacked, 
makes a terrible fight. The cry of the pan- 
ther is rather weird, to say the least. In my 
first experience it was hair-raising. The cry 
is a long, piercing yell of anguish as from 
one in trouble, and then at times it dies away 
to a hoarse laugh. At other times it is the 
exact imitation, to untrained ears, of the 
crying of a baby. The strength of the pan- 
ther is well known. It was mj' fortune, one 
evening, to stop at a settler's house for the 
night. After supper, as we sat around the 
open fire-place, the conversation turned on 
panthers. Several stories of the feats and 
deeds of this animal had been told when, 
what in the uncertain light of the fire-place 
I took to be the grandfather, an old white- 
haired .man, told us his experience. I noticed 
that he still showed that when he was 
younger he must have been a giant, and that 
his voice still seemed strong for one of his 
age, but I did not consider this till after 
he had told his story. The substance was 
this: About four years from that time he 
was on a clearing with another man, setting 

out an orange grove. The place was several 
miles from any neighbor and about fifteen 
from any town. One day his companion 
went to town for provisions, to be gone over 
night. Nothing out of the way occurred on 
the ranch till about midnight, when this man 
was awakened by a loud thumping in the 
barn. He thought probably a calf had es- 
caped from its pen and its mother was hunt- 
ing for it. So, in his night clothes, he started 
for the barn. It was moonlight, but only a 
few beams came in through the cracks of 
the wall; yet on the floor in an unused stall 
he saw a dark object which he took for the 
supposed calf. Giving it a punch, he told it 
to "get out of there." Imagine his terror 
when a full-grown panther with a roar sprang 
up to meet him. The fight was long and 
hard. But, as I have said, the man was of 
giant build, and getting the panther by the 
neck, he clutched him with all his might. 
The next morning the two were found in 
the barn-yard — -the man unconscious though 
alive, but the panther quite dead. It was 
then discovered that the panther was very 
old and had lost many teeth in former com- 
bats. But for this the result would doubt- 
less have been much different. The man's 
hair had changed from a black to an almost 
white, and once full of strength he was then 
but a wreck, and never did I'ecover from his 
frightful encounter. 

One of the most interesting of Florida 
animals is the bear. Though he is found in 
almost every clime, the habits of the bear 
vary as much as his situation. The Florida 
bear is rather small, of a dark color, and 
lives a great deal in the swamps and sur- 
rounding hammocks. They also consider a 
calf a great delicacy and relish very much a 
young shoat; but I fear a razor-back hog of 
twenty -five years would not be too much for 
their sharp teeth. The bears are very fond 
of the cabbage palmetto. This species of 
palmetto grows from forty to sixty feet high. 


It is very straight, generally about a foot 
through, and has no leaves till within about 
fifteen feet of the top. There is the bud. 
This, if pulled out, is very sweet and juicy, 
tasting much like a tender cabbage. It is, 
however, very hard work to pull the bud out. 
The only way for a man to get at it is to cut 
the tree down. Somehow the bears have 
found out that these buds are good, and 
when they get hungry and have no meat 
will climb the trees and get them. One time 
when I was on the St. John's River, the cap- 
tain pointed out to me several trees that had 
lost their buds in this way. He said that 
several times at night they had heard the 
bears growling and twisting among the pal- 
mettos as they tried to pull out the bud. 
Sometimes the bud relaxes rather suddenly, 
and if bruin has not a good hold, he makes 
a rather hasty descent some forty or sixtj' 
feet, as the distance may be, and there is 
growling, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth 
generally, but none ever seem the worse. 

Bears in Florida are very fond of acorns. 
The bears come out of the hammocks early 
in the morning or just at dusk to get them. 
These hammocks are very dense; a tropical 
jungle of vines and palmetto, and various 
underbrush, almost impenetrable. In these 
places, the bears have what are called runs. 
These, at first glance, look like tunnels, so 
dense is the underbrush. The runs are quite 
low aud are where the bears come out to 
feed. If you are out hunting bears, you 
station yourself a short distance from the 
run, gun in hand, and await your game. 
Everything is still. It is just dusk. A fox 
runs past. Possibly you hear the cry of a 
panther or the bellow of a 'gator. It gets 
darker. The frogs begin to croak and the 
place commences to look a little weird, and 
you prepare to leave, when suddenly a rust- 
ling of brush is heard, there is a low whiff 
or heavy breathing, a shambling dark ball 
appears, and your game is before you. If 

the bear is at all suspicious of danger, at this 
critical moment he will rise on his hind feet 
and carefully sniff the air. Then, if in 
doubt any longer, he takes his paw and 
makes a wide circuit through the air, and 
then carries the paw to his nostril. If dan- 
ger is near at hand this generally decides it, 
and the old fellow shambles off mighty 
fast, grunting meanwhile over his disturbed 

Perhaps Florida's most characteristic prod- 
uct in the animal line is the alligator, com- 
monly called the "gator." This old saurian 
is to be found in most any lake, mud-hole, or 
stream. The 'gator differs from the croco- 
dile in that his head is broader, that he has 
more numerous teeth, aud that his snout is 
more obtuse. The 'gator also has the large 
canine tooth of the under jaw received not 
into an external furrow as in case of the 
crocodile, but into a pit formed for it in the 
upper jaw. The 'gator, too, is wanting in 
the ragged fringe' on the legs and in having 
his feet webbed not more than half way to 
the tips. 

The 'gator is of a roving disposition, and 
after staying awhile in one lake, will calmly 
migrate to another. They generally make 
these transfers in the night-time. The female 
lays from 50 to 60 eggs. First, she scratches 
a hole in the sand and deposits a layer of 
eggs. These are covered with mud and leaves 
and then another layer of eggs, and so on. 
The young are quite lively from their birth, 
and make almost immediately for the water. 
When one is observing a nest the old 'gator 
is an important factor of the case not to be 
forgotten, for she generally makes things 
lively when she is around, and, unfortunately, 
she is generally around. In such a case where 
the 'gator is around and takes after one, the 
only safe thing to do is to run around in a 
small circle or climb a tree. The 'gator's 
tail is so long and heavy that he cannot turn 
around very fast, and for certain physical 


reasons obviously can't climb a tree. People, 
when they are chased by a 'gator, gen- 
erally seem to prefer climbing a tree to run- 
ning in a circle, however. There is a com- 
mon idea that 'gators can't run at all. Such, 
indeed, would be the impression obtained 
from their build. But perhaps an incident 
which happened to a cracker may best illus- 
trate this fact — that they can run. By 
chance the cracker was out riding in the 
woods when, some distance off, he saw a 
'gator. Now he knew that the path he was 
on would go past a water-hole where he 
judged the 'gator was going. So, clapping 
the spurs to his horse, he put him on the 
dead run. The 'gator and the man had 
about the same distance to go. The horse 
puffed and sweat and kept time to the blows 
which the excited cracker showered upon 
him; but the 'gator didn't seem to exert 
himself in the least. However, the man got 
around finally just in time to see the tail of 
the old saurian disappearing into the water- 
hole. "I had a right peart horse, a right 
■peart one," said the cracker to me in his 
peculiar nasal drawl, " but she couldn't touch 
that 'gator." Very rarely will a 'gator trouble 
a man even when people are swimming. If 
he does he takes his victim silently by the 
leg and pulls him beneath the surface of the 
water. The only safety then for one is to 
reach down, run his hand along the 'gator's 
snout, and thrust his finger in the gator's 
eye. This, it is said, will cause the alligator 
to loosen his hold. 

Dear to the heart of every patriotic 
southerner, darkey or cracker, is the 'pos- 
sum. This animal is about the size of a cat. 
It has a pointed head, rough tongue, large 
bare ears, small eyes, and a long, tapering 
tail. The opossum varies from a dirty white 
color to a black. It lives in the swamps and 
lowlands and is a regular attendant on all 
neighboring chicken roosts. The 'possum is 
noted for his cunning, and he can "play 'pos- 
um," as the proverb has it, to perfection. He 

doesn't resort to this trick unless bethinks he 
can't get away by force. When "playing 
'possum " he appears dead. He will take 
poking and punching without a motion. 
After you have left him alone for a few 
minutes, he comes to by opening one eye 
slowly. Then, if all is clear, he scuttles away 
through the underbrush. 'Possum tastes very 
much as a young pig does. The meat is 
eaten everywhere by the southerners, and a 
darkey will forget all his sorrows if you pro- 
vide him with a 'possum and a water-melon. 
The 'possum has, it is said, the habit of hang- 
ing from the branches of trees by its tail, 
but I never happened on one in such a state. 

Such are a few snapshots of our animals 
and their habits. They all have their part 
to play in southern life, and Florida without 
them would be far different from what she 
is. The 'gator is valuable for his skin, and 
"'gator steak" is one of the delicacies of the 
southern table. The woods are full of doves, 
rabbits, quail, •^vild turkeys, snipe, and in the 
winter the streams are covered with ducks. 
In the southern parts of the state deer 
abound. Most anywhere one can pick up a 
gopher — another dish of the true southern 
table. Then there are fish of all kinds and 
sizes in the lakes and streams, so that Florida 
with its animals, its birds, and its fish pre- 
sents a wide field to the sportsman. In the 
southern part especially is the country un- 
known and the everglades offer many inter- 
esting tours to the traveler. 

After all, Florida, with its snakes, its 
'gators, its ticks and red-bugs, and sand- 
spurs, scorpions and grampus, animals and 
insects of various kinds, is not what strong 
imaginations would at times have us believe. 
It is neither a desert nor a swamp. The 
Indian directed the traveler to it as the 
"Fountain of eternal youth." The Spaniard 
said it was "Florida" — -the land of flowers, 
and the true sportsman of to-day will find it 
equals his highest ideals of the "Happy 



Bowdoirp ^ep§e. 

Signs of Spring. 

Robins singiug in the tree-tops, 

Bull-frogs croaking in the pool, 

Boys beginning to play marbles 

As they wend their way froru school — 

All these things are signs of spring-time. 

But the surest sign of all 

Is to hear, where'er you wander. 

Umpires calling out, " Play ball." 

A Freshman's Confession. 

Every dog must have his day 

And every boy his girl. 
Some old dried leaves, a ribbon gay, 

A note, a rose, a curl. 

I was young when first I felt 

The point of Cupid's dart. 
His aim was true, and soon I knelt 

With deeply pierced heart. 

The first securely sealed my fate ; 

We pledged eternal love. 
I vowed sometime to be the mate 

Of my beloved dove. 

The next was tall and lank and lean, 

But I was soon undone. 
I thought her fair as any queen, 

Our young hearts beat as one. 

The third I thought was just divine ; 

She taught the village school. 
By this I got the thiug down flue 

And courted her by rule. 

The fourth was shy, her eyes were dark. 

Her age was six and ten. 
With her I had full many a lark — 

Oh ! how I loved her then ! 

The fifth, the sixth I loved, yes, all; 

I played an endless game. 
The large, the small, the short, the tall, 

I loved them all the same. 

And when another year rolls round 

Then I a Soph, shall be. 
But come what may, still I am bound 

To always have my "she." 

A CFiange. 

When first we came to Brunswick, 
Where our old Bowdoin stands, 
Our Freshman. eyes were blinded 
By the shifting of the sands. 
But now our eyes are opened 
And we see, or seem to see. 
That of phases of our college life 
There's great diversity. 

Raising the Dust, 

Said Hamlet Shakespeare to Algernon Black 
As they paced off ties on the railroad track, 
' I wish this wind which blows sand in our eyes 
Would swap places with us and count these ties.' 
' Indeed," said Algernon, " I can't see 
How we the better for that should be." 
■' Why," said Hamlet, eyeing bis friend askant, 
' The wind can raise the dust — we can't." 


Professor F. E. Woodruff, 
of Bowdoin College, was the 
guest and made remarks at the 50th 
annual dinner of the New England 
Alumni Association of the University 
of Vermont, at the Parker House, 
Boston, during the Easter vacation. He was elected 
a vice-president of the association. 

Rehearsals for "Mascot" are progressiug finely. 
Golf suits are very popular in college this spring. 
Several new wheels are seen on the campus this 

There is some talk of the Hare and Hounds 
Club starting this spring. 

Professor Johnson's " Schiller's Ballads" is being 
read by the Sophomores in German. 

Sewall, '97, is teaching at Lincoln Academy, 
Newcastle, and will not return this term. 

Rhines, '97, is very ill at Gardiner, where he 
has been under a doctor's care this winter. 

Rollins, who recently entered '99, was initiated 
into Zeta Psi on tklonday night, April 20th. 



It is rumored that Ws Bugle will be out in about 
three weeks. Only three weeks, and then— 

Robinson, '96, is in New York this week, in 
attendance upon the annual Z^ convention. 

Quite a crowd of supporters went to Portland, 
Fast-Day, to see the Bowdoin-Portland game. 

A dealer in oil clothes could do a thriving trade 
these warm days, among the Freshmen in particular. 

The Bangor Whig had an excellent article on 
Professor Hutohins and his fine work on the Roentgen 

The Misses Webling did not appear, as was 1 
advertised, for the benefit of the Athletic Associa- 

Bass, '96, is teaching in Wilton Academy, and 
will not return to college until the middle of the 

R. S. Cleaves has been elected manager and 
Rounds temporary captain of the '99 class base-ball 

Thompson, '97, has left college and will enter 
the United States Military Academy at West Point, 
June 15th. 

A number of B.owdoin men attended the Mas- 
querade Ball given by the young ladies of Bath last 

Hamlen, '98, has left college. His many friends 
are sorry to have him go, and all wish him success 
in his new work. 

The Senior Chemistry Class has been divided 
into divisions, one taking mineralogical and the 
other physiological chemistry. 

The newly organized Orient board is to tender 
a banquet at the City Hotel this week to the six 
outgoing Senior members. 

Professors Hutchins and Robinson lectured before 
the medical students on the Roentgen rays and its 
application to medical science. 

The Kennebecs seemed to be a very gentlemanly 
set of ball tossers. They certainly gave the Bow- 
doin nine lots of good practice. 

There is a prospect of having an Interscholastic 
Tennis Tournament here this year. It would be a 
good drawing card for Bowdoin. 

James H. Home, the fast hurdler, was elected 
popular man of the Class of '97, at a class meeting 
held Friday afternoon of last week. 

The various fraternities are putting their tennis 
courts in condition for the season. The Freshmen 
seem a considerable factor in the work. 

Royal, '90, was on the campus last week. After 
watching the practice of the ball team he left for 
Auburn, where he is engaged in the practice of law. 

The firm of Robinson & Lynch has dissolved, 
Robinson retiring. Pettingill, '98, has bought Rob- 
inson's interest and become a partner of Lynch, '98. 

Bates, '96, will not be back until the middle of 
the term. He is serving as gymnasium instructor 
in a King's Daughters gymnasium up at St. Albans, 

John G. W. Knowlton, '95, has been visiting his 
numerous friends in college during the last week. 
Jack is studying at the Harvard Medical School 
this year. 

Clarence Burleigh, '87, editor of the Kennebec 
Journal, was on the campus at the assembly of the 
Kennebec team, last week. He is still a base-ball 

The number of books taken from the library in 
March was 820. The greatest number charged in 
one day was 69 on the 18th. The average number 
for the month was 26 per day. 

At an impromptu meeting of the General Athletic 
Association, Williamson, '98, was elected secretary 
of the M. I. C. A. A. to fill the vacancy made by 
the resignation of Haskell, '96. 

William F. White, '97, Oliver D. Smith, '98, and 
Edward Stanwood, Jr., '98, are attending the sixty- 
fourth convention of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, 
which is being held at Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

It is understood about college that several Bow- 
doin men have a decided leaning towards the society 
of the Shipping City. The rumors have not been 
verified, but it is hoped that they are not true. 

Bowdoin won the first three places in the Chess 
Tournament, and they do not make much of chess 
here either. Lyford won 4A games and lost i; 
Gardner won 3J and lost Ik; Preble won 3 and 
lost 2. 

The Glee, Banjo, and Mandolin Clubs gave one 
of their excellent concerts at Westbrook, Friday, 
April 17th. Those who heard the concert pro- 
nounce it one of the best ever given by talent from 

The third Junior assembly was held in the 
Court Room, Monday evening, April 20th. The 
attendance was not large, but that did not injure 
the enjoyableuess of the affair. The college orches- 
tra furnished the music. 

W. P. Garcelon, the trainer of Bowdoia's Track 



Athletic team, is a worljer. He has his men out 
every day and some of them several times. It will 
not be bis fault if Bowdoin does poorly at the 
Worcester meet in May. 

The subject for the Pray English Literature 
prize, founded by the late T. J. W. Pray, '44, and 
open to the Seniors, has been announced as " The 
Ethical Element in Shakespearian Tragedy." The 
articles are due June Ist. 

Work has been commenced on the new Maine 
Central station. It was feared that the heavy 
losses occasioned by the recent storm in the way of 
bridges, etc., would necessitate the postponement 
of building the depot here this season. 

The Kappa Sigma men have begun to build a 
new tennis court back of the gymnasium. This is 
the thirteenth court to be built on the campus. 
From all appearances this number is not too large, 
as all will be occupied during certain hours of the 

By the death of Rev. T. T. Stone, Class of '20, 
which occurred during the winter, Bowdoin will 
come into possession of many old and valuable 
books. The whole library of Mr. Stone is included 
in the gift, and it will be a splendid addition to the 

We see that Judge Emery is going to Bowdoin 
College this week to lecture upon " Medical Juris- 
prudence," and Judge Wiswell will take his place 
upon the bench at the April term of court now in 
session in Penobscot County. Judge Emery's ideas 
are always in demand. — Lewiston Journal. 

Our esteemed friend, the Journal, seems to have 
forgotten that Judge Emery has been on the Fac- 
ulty of Bowdoin for quite a number of years. 

The April number of the University 3Iagazine 
has a long illustrated article on Bowdoin men in 
Boston, written by William G-. Reed, '82, a former 
Waldoboro boy, now in law fraternity in Boston 
with his college chum, ex-Mayor E. U. Curtis. The 
Bowdoin Alumni Association of Boston now num- 
bers 450 members. 

The following Bowdoin men have been chosen as 
ofQcers for the annual field day of the Maine high 
schools and academies, to be held in Waterville, 
June 13th: Dr. F. N. Whittier, referee; J. C. Minot, 
'96, scorer; J. H. Home, '97, judge at finish; C. S. 
Pettengill, '98, judge of walking; E. T. Minott, '98, 
measurer of field events. 

Those interested in French literature will be 
glad to know of the following recent additions to 

the library, which contain some of the best contem- 
porary works of Action and which represent a class 
of books in which the French department of the 
library has been most wanting: 

Tartarin de Tarascon. 
Tartarin sur les Alpes. 
Port-Tarascon . 

Alphonse Daudet. 

Madame Chrysantheme. Pierre Loti. 

L'Abl6 Dauiel. Andre Tlieuriet. 

Outre-Mer, 2 vols. Paul Bourget. 

Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard. Anatole France. 

Apres Fortune Faite. Cherbuliez. 

Andersen's Contes. 

Les Contemporains; Etudes et Portraits Litteraires. 

La Vie Litteraire, 4 vols. Anatole France. 
Le Mois de Jeanne D'Arc. Joseph Fabre. 
Some other new French works are : 
Guerre Civile en Amerique, 7 vols. Le Compte de Paris. 
La Famille et les Amis de Montaigne. Paul Stapfer. 
Beaumarchais et Son Temps, 2 vols. L. de Lomenie. 
La Religion Romaine. Boissier. 
Elizabeth Seton, 2 vols. Mme. de Barberey. 

The managers of the " Mascot" wish to produce 
that opera about the middle of May. All students 
should take an active interest in this move, as the 
proceeds are to go to the General Athletic Associa- 
tion. More than this, a precedent should be estab- 
lished of giving, yearly, operas here at Bowdoin. 
It is done at other institutions and should be here. 

Mr. Booker, our efficient janitor, together with 
his satellites, has been engaged for the past few 
days in beautifying the appearance of the campus. 
The leaves and rubbish are raked into the paths 
and burned, while the hollows are filled and all the 
walks trimmed. It makes such a difference in the 
looks of things that students coming back late 
almost fail to recognize the place. 

Garcelon of Harvard arrived Monday, and will 
help get the Bowdoin field and track athletes ready 
for the contests to come. Home, '97, is captain of 
the team, and there seems to be an abundance of 
good material and a good prospect that last year's 
brilliant record will be equaled. The New England 
college field day will be held at Worcester, Mass., 
May 23d, and the Maine college field day at Water- 
ville early in June. 

The Thomas T. Stone gift to the college library 
was contained in thirty-one boxes and two barrels. 
There are upwards of 1 ,000 volumes in all, and they 
are of great value, having been selected by Mr. 
Stone with much care. Among them is a complete 
file of the Christian Mirror, which is a history of the 
work of the Congregational society in Maine over 



many years. Many are religious and philosophical, 
and are of greater value from the fact of their being 
out of print. 

The first of the four song recitals to be given by 
Misses Bartlett and Vannah, assisted by John J. 
Turner, was given in Memorial Hall, Thursday 
evening, April 16th. A large body of students 
attended and were greatly pleased by the effective 
singing of Miss Bartlett and Mr. Turner. Miss 
Vannah's work at the piano was up to that lady's 
high standard of excellence. The following pro- 
gramme was rendered, each number being encored 

several times : 

Part I. 
1.— Valse.— Schuloff. Miss Vannah. 

2.— Would that I CouUl Forget.— Keston. Mr. Turner. 

o.—a Chansonette. t npKnrpn 

b My Hame is Wliere the Heatlier Blows. J ^k"-"^""- 
Miss Bartlett. 
4.— O God, Have Mercy (St. Paul). — Mendelssohn. 

Mr. Turner. 
5.— Connaistu le Pays (Mignon). — Thomas. 

Miss Bartlett. 
Part II. 

6.— a Mazourka. — Moskowski. 

6 Song Without Words.— Vannah. Miss Vannah. 

7. — From Dreams of Thee. — Bartlett-Vannah. 

Miss Bartlett. 
8.— Luna in Mare.— Vannuccini. Mr. Turner- 

9.— The Brides of Bnderby. — Jean Ingelow. Miss Bartlett. 
10. — Like to the Moon (Heligoland).— Bartlett-Vannah. 

■ Miss Bartlett and Mr. Turner. 

The provisional commencement appointment list 
of the Class of '96 has been announced as follows: 
R. M. Andrews, Gray ; T. D. Bailey, Bangor; W. S. 
Bass, Wilton; J. H. Bates, West Sumner; H. R. 
Blodgett, North Brooksville ; F. E. Bradbu-ry, North 
Freeman; J. E. Burbank, West Freeman; H. 0. 
Clough, Kennebunkport; H. W. Coburn, Weld; R. 
W. Crosman, Medway, Mass.; Philip Dana, West- 
brook; F.S.Dane, Kennebunk; Chase Eastman, 
Portland; C. G. Fogg, Bangor; W. W. Fogg, Bridg- 
ton; J. E. Frost, Eliot; H. Gilpatrick, Biddeford; 
C. A. Knight, Brunswick; Preston Kyes, North Jay; 
R. W. Leighton, Augusta; E. H. Lyford, Farming- 
ton; C. W. Marston, Hallowell; J. C. Minot, Bel- 
grade; Robert Newbegin, Defiance, Ohio; H. H. 
Pierce, Portland; R. 0. Small, Berlin Mills, N. H., 
and B. G. Willard, Newcastle. This shows the Sen- 
ior Class to be a very high ranking one, as 27 out of 
45 men are appointed to the coveted list. These 
will all write commencement parts, from which six 
will be chosen for delivery. 

The U. S. Golf Association is trying to bring 
about an intercollegiate golf contest. 


Portland, 14 ; Bowdoin, 8. 

After playing several practice games with the 
second nine, and the Augustas of the New England 
League, Bowdoin played her first schedule game 
last Thursday, with the Portlands at Portland. 

The game, up to the close of the sixth inning, 
was close and exciting, the score at that time being 
5 to 4 in favor of Portland. But in the fatal seventh, 
by a combination of hard luck and poor throwing, 
the leaguers managed to tally six more runs, which 
was too much of a lead to overcome. 

The feature of the game was easily Coburn's 
home run in the first inning, which was the longest 
and prettiest hit ever made on the grounds. The 
pitching of Bodge was very eflective, although he 
was at times a bit wild. 

The team showed up well at the bat, and the 
out-field seems especially strong. With the games 
and practice which come before the college league 
opens, the team will, without doubt, steady down 
and improve in a great measure. 

The following is the score : 


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

Tebeau, l.f 6 1 1 1 1 1 

Slater, lb 5 1 2 10 1 1 

Musser, 2b., 5 1 3 2 

Leighton, c.f 5 3 1 1 

Donovan, c 2 1 4 1 

Duncan, c. 2 6 2 

Hanrahan, r.f., .... 5 3 1 1 

Magoon, 3b., 5 2 1 1 

Cavanaugh, s.s., ... 5 1 1 1 1 1 

Woods, p., 5 2 2 

McDougall, p., .... 3 2 ^ ^11 '^ 

Totals, 48 14 4 5 27 14 3 


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

Haines, .3b. 5 1 1 3 2 

Bodge, p., 3 1 2 2 2 1 

Bryant, c.f .■ ■ ^ " ^ ^ ^ 

Coburn, s.s '..5 1 1 4 1 2 2 

Greenlaw, l.f. 5 1 41 

Hull, c 4 2 1 1 5 1 

Libby, r.f 4 1 2 

Dane, 2b 4 3 2 3 1 

Gould, lb 4 0_^^_^J 

Totals 37 6 8 12 24 11 9 



Portland 03110062 x-14 

Bowdoin 211000020—6 



Earned runs— Bowdoin 3. Stolen bases— Portland 8, 
Bowdoiu 2. Base on balls — by Woods 2, McDougall i, 
Bodge 7. Hit by pitched ball — by Bodge 3. Struck out — 
by Woods 4, McDougall 3, Bodge 4. Wild pitch— Bodge. 
Passed ball — Hull. Left on bases— Portland 8, Bowdoin 4. 
Time — 1 h. 55 m. Umpire— Webster of Portland. 

Lewiston, 14; Boivdoin, 8. 

Friday, April 24th, the strong Lewiston team 
played the college uine on the delta, and was victo- 
rious by a score of 14 to 8. 

The diamond was a bit rough and hard, and 
infield errors on both sides were too numerous for a 
very close or exciting game. Both pitchers were 
hit quite freely and gave several bases on balls. 
The playing of Greenlaw in left field and the batting 
of Coburu were the features of Bowdoin's game, 
while the batting of Lippert and the "yagging" of 
the whole team were the features of Lewiston's 

Bowdoin's team showed a tendency to do some 
wild throwing, as it did in yesterday's game. This 
seems to be the team's greatest weakness and one 
which ought to be overcome without much difBculty 
before the college league season opens. The score: 

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

Lippert, l.f 4 2 3 8 3 1 

Goodheart, lb., .... 5 1 2 2 10 1 1 

Shea, 3b 5 2 2 4 2 2 

Miller, r.f 3 2 2 

Pettee, 2b., 5 3 5 1 

Nattress, s.s., .... 3 2 1 1 5 3 

O'Brien, c.f., 3 2 

Vetter, c 3 2 1 1 7 1 1 

Forrid, p., 6 1 1 1 

Totals 36 14 9 16 27 14 9 


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

Haines, 3b 5 1 1 5 

Bodge, r.f., 5 1 

Bryant, c.f., 6 1 1 1 4 1 

Coburn, s.s., 5 2 4 10 2 4 2 

Greenlaw, l.f., .... 4 3 1 1 

Dane, 2b., 3 1 1 3 2 

Libby, p 5 2 4 

Philoon, c, 1 2 1 1 

Gould, lb 3 1 1 1 9 

Totals 36 8 7 13 24 14 9 


Lewiston, ....15023003 x— 14 
Bowdoin, ....13010012 0—8 
Home runs — Coburn. Three-base hits— Lippert 2, Co- 
burn, Shea. Two-base hits— Lippert, Coburn. Bases on 
balls— by Libby 8, by Forrid 9. Struck out — by Forrid 3, 

by Libby 1. Passed ball — Philoon. Umpire — Kelly of 
the Kennebecs. Attendance, 400. Time of game, 2h. 10m. 

Kennebecs, 18 ; Bowdoin, 2. 

Saturday, the 25th, Howdoiu played the Kenne- 
bec leagne team on the delta. The leaguers won 
as they pleased in a poorly played game. 

Philoon started in to catch Bodge, but could do 
nothing with him, and was replaced by Captain 
Hull, who was severely handicapped by an injured 
finger. It was so cold that the pitchers did not 
exert themselves, and both teams batted well. 

The feature of the game was the work of Bean 
at short-stop, who was in every play and also batted 
hard. The college team again indulged in some 
extremely poor throwing. 

The following is the score: 

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

Haines, 3b., 4 2 2 5 2 2 3 

Bodge, p. 4 1 1 2 

Bryant, c.f., 4 2 3 2 1 1 

Coburn, s.s 4 2 3 1 4 1 

Greenlaw, l.f 4 

Dane, 2b 4 4 6 2 

Libby, r.f., 4 1 1 

Philoon, c, 3 

Hull, c 3 6 1 1 

Gould, lb 2 8 1 

Totals 33 2 7 12 24 17 12 


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

Pickett, l.f., 6 1 3 4 3 1 

Bean, s.s 5 3 3 4 3 5 1 

Conner, r.f., 5 2 1 1 

Dougherty, 3b 4 3 2 2 2 

Johnson, 2b. 5 3 2 3 2 5 

M. Kelley, lb 3 3 1 1 13 

J. Kelly, c.f 5 1 2 2 1 

Harmon, c 5 1 2 2 

Newell, p 2 1 1 1 

Conroy, p., 2 1 1 2 2 

Dilworth, p., 1 

Totals, 43 18 13 17 27 19 3 


Bowdoin, ....2 0000000 0—2 
Kennebecs, ...50425020 0—18 
Passed balls— Philoon 2. Bases on balls— Hull, M. 
Kelly 2, Dougherty 2. Struck out— by Bodge, Bean and 
J. Kelly; by Newell— Greenlaw. Wild pitches— Bodge 3. 
Umpires— W. E. Merrill and Butler of the Augustas. 

The first college paper printed in the United 
States was at Dartmouth College, with Daniel 
Webster as editor-iu-chief. 



TLe first meeting of the term was conducted by 
Woodbury, '99, and, considering the number of 
students not yet returned to college, was well 

The Sunday meeting was of unusual interest, 
and had there not been considerable confusion 
arising from the change of the hour of the service, 
the room would surely have been filled to overflow- 
ing. Professor Little delivered a most instructive 
and interesting lecture, illustrated with stereopti- 
cou views, on the Holy Land and its inhabitants at 
the time of Christ. The views of Jerusalem, with 
its mosques and walls, and of Nazareth, with its 
characteristic peasant life, showed most clearly the 
difference between the Saviour's environment and 
our own surroundings here in Brunswick. In this 
way many incidents in the New Testament which 
seem almost absurd in comparison with our present 
customs, are made not only reasonable but very 
probable. Professor Little closed his lecture by 
allowing several of the more famous portraits of 
Christ and the Virgin Mary, and by giving a brief 
history of the artists who have painted them. 

It is hoped that Professor Little may be induced 
to repeat his lecture at a tiaie when more of the 
students can attend. 

Sook I^eviewg. 

[Selectionsfrom the Poemsof Keats. Edited, vpith 
notes and introduction, by Arlo Bates, Bowdoiu, 
76, Professor of English, Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. Published by Ginn & Co., Boston. ] 

This volume is meant to contain whatever of the 
work of Keats is of real worth, both of the poems 
published during his life-time and those printed 
posthumously. They are arranged with regard to 
their interest, and an earnest effort has been made 
to render the text intelligible and permanent by a 
careful collation of authorities and a uniformity of 
orthography. The introduction gives a brief sketch 
of the poet's life and a critical estimate of his work. 
The notes explain briefly the numerous mytholog- 
ical allusions and whatever passages are obscure, 
but their chief aim is to aid the student to appre- 
ciate the literary beauty of the poems, and to help 
to a genuine and intimate knowledge of their imag- 
inative value. 

'40.— Nathan Smith 
Cleaveland, the youngest 
and last surviving son of Prof. Parker 
Cleaveland, died at Jamaica Plain, 
Mass., Tuesday, March 31st. He was born 
in Brunswick on April 10, I82I. After grad- 
uating, he entered upon the study of law, but did 
not complete the course. He held positions in the 
Boston Custom House and post-otBce, and was for 
some years on the editorial corps of the Boston 
Daily Advertiser. He resided for many years at 
Neponset and Roxbury, and in the last part of his 
life at Jamaica Plain. He leaves a widow, who was 
a daughter of Captain George Bacon of Freeport. 

'50.— Rev. T. S. Perry was one of the first to be 
arrested at Orange Park, Fla., on the enforcement 
of the so-called Sheats law, which provided for the 
arrest and imprisonment of the teachers engaged 
in teaching white and black in the same school. 

Ex-'5L — Dr. Elbridge A. Thompson, who was 
recently elected delegate-at-large to the National 
Republican Convention, resides in Dover. Though 
a very successful physician, within a few years he 
has been obliged to devote more and more atten- 
tion to financial cares. He fitted for college at 
Poxcroft Academy and entered Bowdoiu with the 
Class of '51. He left college, however, at the end 
of his Sophomore year and commenced to study 
medicine at the Castleton Medical College. He 
served in the war, being surgeon of one of the 
Maine regiments. Dr. Thompson has rendered 
great services to the state as well as to his town, 
having been surgeon -general of the state, twice a 
member of an Executive Council, trustee of the 
State Reform School and of the Maine Insane 
Asylum. He has also been president of two banks, 
and prominent in Dover politics. 

'(iO.— Amos L. Allen, one of the delegates-at- 
large to the Republican Convention, is a resident of 
Alfred. He was born in Waterboro, March 17, 
1837, fitted for college at Whitestown Seminary, 
N. Y., and entered Bowdoiu in 1856. During his 
college course he was a strong friend of his class- 
mate, Hon. Thomas B. Reed, and has always con- 
tinued so. Mr. Allen was clerk of the Judiciary 
Committee in Congress of which Mr. Reed was 



cbairmau; and during the latter's two terms as 
Speaker of the House, Mr. Allen has been his pri- 
vate secretary. He was for twelve years cleric of 
courts of York County, was a special examiner of 
the Pension Department in 1884, served in the 
lower branch of the Maine Legislature in 1886 and 
1887, and was special agent of the Treasury Depart- 
ment in the early part of President Harrison's 

'64. — Charles F. Libby was president of the First 
District Republican Convention which was recently 
held, and made a Eeed speech. Anson M. Stod- 
dard, '82, was also a delegate to this convention, 
and John I. Sturgis, Med. '68, was an alternate. 
Herbert M. Heath, '72, another of the delegates, 
made a stirring speech. Still another was Frederic 
Cony, ex-'80. 

'70. — Comptroller Roberts of New York refuses to 
appoint as members of the State Excise Commission 
those who have not passed competitive examina- 
tions in accordance with the constitution. Refer- 
ring to this, the New York Evening Post says in part : 
The State Comptroller, Mr. Roberts, stands by the 
constitution as inflexibly as he has stood by the civil 
service laws since he has been in office. From the 
time of taking office he has regarded it as his first 
duty to stand by the laws rather than by his friends, 
and his conduct at present is no new departure, but 
merely the continuation of a course vfhich has 
proved him to be one of the most faithful public 
servants the state has ever had. 

'77.— Dr. Edwin J. Pratt died at his home in 
West Forty-fifth Street, New York City, on Monday, 
April 20th, of typhoid fever. He was born in Yar- 
mouth, July 7, 1853. The two years following 
graduation he was engaged in New York on literary 
and clerical work in the preparation of an Encyclo- 
pedia of Materia Medica. During a part of the 
time he united with this lectures at the Long Island 
College Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., and at the New 
York Homoeopathic Medical College, at which latter 
institution he was graduated in March, 1881. In 
April following he was appointed resident physician 
at the Brooklyn Maternity and New York School 
for Training Nurses, where he remained three 
years, at the same time carrying on private prac- 
tice. But his health being poor he was obliged to 
resign in the spring of 1884, and give up his own 
practice for temporary rest and change. He passed 
a year and a half in the mountain regions of Wyom- 
ing and Colorado, enjoying the experience greatly, 
and returned to New York in October, 1885, with 

health thoroughly restored. After his return to 
New York, up to the time of his death, he con- 
tinued in the active practice of his profession. He 
was a member of the County, State, and National 
Homosopathic Medical Societies, Professor of Anat- 
omy and Histology in the College of the New York 
Ophthalmic Hospital, and a surgeon of that hospital. 

^77. — Robert E. Peary has been placed on the 
waiting list of the Navy Department at Washington. 

Med. '77.— John F. Hill of Augusta was elected 
Republican presidential elector-at-large at the late 
state convention. 

Ex-'77.— On the forenoon of Monday, April 20th, 
Mr. Howard V. Stackpole was united in marriage 
to Miss Cora J. Curtis, daughter of George Curtis 
of Brunswick. After the marriage ceremony, at 
which Dr. Mason officiated, Mr. and Mrs. Stackpole 
left for Boston, where they will spend a week, and 
then return to take up their residence in Brunswick. 

'78.— James T. Davidson, one of the First Dis- 
trict delegates to St. Louis, is a lawyer of York. 
He was born in Oxford, 0., forty years ago. After 
his graduation from Bowdoiu he studied law and 
commenced his practice in Lafayette, lud. During 
his residence in Indiana he was elected District 
Attorney in the Twenty-third District of that state. 
In 1883 he came East, and married a daughter of 
the late Congi-essman Burleigh of South Berwick. 
He is a member of the Suffolk County Bar in Mas- 
sachusetts, and of the York County Bai', and is also 
president of a National Bank at York. 

'80. — Thomas P. Jones was a delegate to the 
East Maine Methodist Conference which was held a 
short time ago. 

'81.— A. E. Whitten, A.M., is principal of the 
Carroll Normal and Business College at Carroll, 
Iowa. The college has recently been enlarged and 
is having a prosperous year under Mr. Whitten's 

'82. — William Gr. Eeed of Boston has a long and 
interesting article on the Boston Alumni Association 
in the American University Magazine for April. 
Mr. Reed being secretary of the association is able 
to write most intelligently about his fellow-gradu- 
ates of eastern Massachusetts. 

'90.— A. S. Ridley, formerly of Lewiston, is prac- 
ticing law in New York City. Mr. Ridley has 
recently been taken into a firm in that city. 

'94. — Rev. and Mrs. George C. DeMott are receiv- 
ing congratulations on the birth of Master G. Stuart 
DeMott, who arrived on this planet on Thursday, 
March 26th. For the benefit of those vrho thought 



this child the class baby, we will say that the child 
born to the wife of Frank G. Farringtou about a 
year ago has the honor. 

Ex-'94.— J. E. Lombard was a delegate to the 
recent East ilaine Methodist Conference. 

'9.5.— Porley D. Smith, of the Harvard Law 
School, has been engaged to deliver the Memorial 
Day oration at Derry, N. H., on May 30th. 

At the Custom House. 
She steps tiom the steamer onto the pier. 

Her neat traveling dress is au fait ; 
But the things that it covers are made to appear 

By means of the magic X ray. 
Notwithstanding her delicate, innocent face, 

Her pockets, her boots, how they weigh! 
For they're stnffed full of gloves and jewels and lace, 

Brought to light by the magic X ray. 

— Vassar Miscellany. 

A chair in military science has been established 
at Brown University. 

There are seventeen Freshmen trying, for the 
editorial board of the Harvard Crimson. 

The students of Bates gave a very successful 
presentation of " The Merchant of Venice," at Music 
Hall, Lewiston, April 17th. 

A Senior's Ambition. 
I care not if my mark be B, 
Or on my themes I C should see, 
If I escape a steady D 
And A.B. see on my degree. 

— The Morningside. 

At Princeton it is proposed to train batsmen by 
an artificial pitcher. It is an institution of Profes- 
sor Huston, which fires a ball at greater speed than 
any ordinary pitcher. The Professor hopes to be 
able soon to control the ball so that curves can be 
pitched. With this improvement Princeton's bat- 
ters ought to be the best in the country. 

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bird's-eye view of the college buildings of the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

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Vol. XXVI. 


No. 2. 




E. S. Hagar, '97, Editor-in-Chief. 
P. P. Baxter, '98, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
G. S. Bean, '97, Business Manager. 
J. W. Condon, '97. F. J. Small, '97. 

C. C. Smith, '98. G. E. Carmichael, '9 

T. L. Marble, '9S. B. S. Philoon,.'99. 

R. h. Marston, '99. 

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Remittances should be made to the Business Manager. Com- 
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the Editor-in-Chiet. 

Students, Professors, and Ahnuni 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 lie 
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Vol. XXVI., No. 2.— Mat 13, 1896. 

Editorial Notes, 19 

Alpha Delta Phi Convention, 21 

Zeta Psi Convention, 22 

A Glimpse of a Noble Life, 22 

The Walker Art Building, 24 

Bowdoin Verse : 

The Lay of the Last Year's Coat, 26 

Mother Goose in College, 26 

CoLLEGii Tabula, 27 

Athletics, 29 

Y. M. C. A 32 

Personal 33 

In Memoriam, 34 

year win see a 
more active interest taken in our college 
paper. We certainly need all the help that can 
be obtained. The principal way in which to 
aid the Orient is to contribute to its columns 
your best productions. We should like to 
have articles from Seniors, Juniors, Sopho- 
mores, and Freshmen alike. Take any sub- 
ject of college interest, and give your ideas 
concerning it. Any and all prose parts can 
be passed in as themes and be ranked as 
college work. Do not pass lightly over this 
appeal; it is not made so much in behalf of 
the editors as in behalf of the college and 
its interests. We must have a creditable 
paper in which to speak of the other things 
that are a credit to Bowdoin. Cannot we 
have the aid of the whole college ? 

'D'S the Spring Term advances and the fine 
/ -*■ outdoor weather becomes more and more 
settled, the temptation to neglect our work 
or to skim over it carelessly becomes almost 
irresistible, for the days are far too short 
for all that we wish to crowd into them. 
The effect of this temptation, which is not 
confined wholly to this alluring season, 
although now more apparent than at any 
other period of the college year, is the 
unwarranted cutting of recitations. This is 
an evil which is getting of too common 



occurrence with us, and which serves to 
encourage indolence iu certain students, who 
care little for the feelings of their professors 
and still less for the prime object of college 
life, education. After a professor has made 
preparations for holding a recitation, for an 
entire class to desert him for the sole reason 
that a few men are unprepared to recite, is 
an inexcusable act and should not be per- 
mitted to pass unrebuked. It is also a seri- 
ous hindrance to those who really want to 
get some benefit from the course, and who 
stay out for fear of being thought "narrow" 
or "chinners." Our Faculty is most liberal 
and the professors are perfectly willing to 
omit a recitation when there is sufficient ex- 
cuse, but if any student feels himself un- 
willing or unable to attend recitations it is 
his privilege to cut and bear the conse- 
quences; his classmates, however, should be 
free to consult their own wishes and judg- 
ment in the matter. The work of the Spring 
Term is fully as important as that of the 
other two terms, and this practice of class 
cutting, which by the way is quite peculiar 
to Bowdoin and is one of the customs we 
do not wish to perpetuate, we hope to see die 
a sure and speedy death at an early date. 

•UMONG the many things that must be 
/ *■ considered in the successful operation of 
a college, none is more important than college 
spirit. A college ma}^ have well equipped 
buildings, competent instructors, a large 
and well stocked library, but its influence 
must be of little account if it has a lack of 
this so-called college spirit. It should be 
exhibited not only by every alumnus, but 
also, and especially so, by every undergrad- 
uate. It will act as a drawing card for stu- 
dents from abroad and it will give a healthier 
tone to those already in college. It should 
manifest itself in the class-room, on the ath- 
letic iield, and in all other places at all times. 
To be true and loyal Bowdoin men we 

should guard against anything that will mar 
her name. We should accept her traditions 
as a sacred trust and strive to maintain her 
standard. Let all who come to visit the col- 
lege be made welcome ; let all know that we 
have advantages and that we appreciate 
them, but above all else, let us strive to build 
up our Alma Mater on her own merits, not by 
pulling down our neighbors. We need more 
college spirit. 

TITHE change in the time of having chapel 
-*■ called forth a few groans at first, but 
now that all have become accustomed to the 
earlier hour there is a marked revulsion of 
feeling, and the ten-minutes-of-eight chapel 
is agreeable, if not popular. Rising early in 
the morning is one of the best things a man 
can cultivate in college, for when he gets 
out into the world he will need to be about 
before the day is well on if he would do 
what is required of him. One does better 
work if he gets up ; his head is much clearer 
and he feels stronger physically. A good 
brisk walk before breakfast on these beauti- 
ful spring mornings is one of the best of 
Nature's tonics, and none should fail to try it. 

BEB^ORE another issue of the Orient we 
shall all know the result of the Inter- 
collegiate Field Meet at Worcester, Mass. It 
is too early and of too little importance for 
us to predict the result of that meet, but we 
sincerely hope that the athletic team sent 
out by Bowdoin this year will make even a 
better showing than that of last. We are 
handicapped as yet for a track to work on, 
but we feel that the interest and enthusiasm 
with which the men have worked will, in a 
way, overcome this handicap. Mr. Garcelon, 
our trainer, has chosen the men with great 
care from a large field, and they have been 
thoroughly trained for the events in which 
they are entered. It only remains for the men 
to do their best. 



All the men that have come out will have 
a chance at Waterville, even if they do not 
go to Worcester, so the training should be 
kept up and our last year's victory repeated. 
It means work, but we cannot expect to 
accomplish much in athletics or anything 
else without good hard work. The alumni 
are watching to see if we are worthy of the 
track. Go in and show them that we are. 

IT will be gratifying, we know, to our 
alumni to learn that, through their aid, 
Bowdoin's Athletic Field is now well under 
way. Dr. Whittier has contracted for the 
building of the track, and quite a stretch 
has been completed. After so many years 
of waiting, we now feel that Bowdoin will 
no longer be handicapped in her track 
athletics. She will, no doubt, prove to her 
sons that their confidence was not misplaced 
and will make a creditable showing at 
Worcester. Of course the effect of the new 
track will not be apparent this year, but as 
time goes on it will become more marked. 
Track athletics have received a boom, and 
new men are coming in large numbers. It 
will aid those who have the building of the 
track under their care, if all subscriptions are 
promptly paid to the treasurer of the college. 

Alpha Delta Phi Convention. 

TITHE sixty-fourth annual convention of the 
^ Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity was held on 
April 29th and 30th, with the Peninsular 
Chapter at Ann Arbor and Detroit, Mich. 
This chapter has just completed fifty years 
of active life, and great efforts were made to 
have the new fifty begin auspiciously. 

The festivities were begun at Ann Arbor, 
where, on Tuesday evening, those delegates 
who were fortunate enough to have arrived, 
were entertained by the "Deke" chapter. 
Here Alpha Delts, Dekes, and Psi U's joined 
in the " love feast." The Dekes and Psi U's 
are to be congratulated on their Peninsular 

chapters. Wednesday morning the conven- 
tion formally opened with Brother Alfred L. 
Maniere, Secretary of the Fraternity, in the 
chair, in place of Brother Clarence Seward, 
President of the Fraternity, who was ill. 

At noon the Peninsular Chapter served 
lunch in the chapter house to all the dele- 
gates and other "Frat" men of the Univer- 
sity. Business was continued until four in 
the afternoon, when the public exercises in 
University Hall took place. 

The question, "The Foreign Policy of the 
United States," was discussed intelligently 
and interestingly by a paper written by 
Brother Seward and by speeches by Regent 
U. M. Y. Cocker of the university, Dan P. 
Ells, brother of the founder of our Frater- 
uitj', and by President Henry Wade Rogers 
of Northwestern. 

At six o'clock a special train took all the 
delegates to Detroit, where at nine they were 
treated to a select dance given by the alumni 
brothers of Detroit. 

Thursday forenoon was taken up with 
business, as was the afternoon until four, 
when the convention was declared adjourned. 
Much business of importance was transacted, 
but nothing of public interest. 

At four the delegates were given a sail 
on the Detroit River, and no pleasanter time 
can be imagined than fhat which the dele- 
gates had. The foliage and blossoms are all 
out and the shores were a beautiful sight. 

In the evening the great banquet came. 
The large dining-hall of the Russell House 
had been transformed into a veritable gar- 
den, and amidst this splendor the banquet 
was eaten, the toasts listened to, and the fun 
participated in. It was early morning when 
the festivities ceased. 

The Bowdoin Chapter sent three dele- 
gates to Ann Arbor, William Frye White, 
'97, Edward Stanwood, Jr., and Oliver Dow 
Smith of the Class of '98. 

The convention meets at Brown in 1897. 



The Zeta Psi Convention. 

TT7HE fiftieth annual convention of Zeta Psi 
A was lield in New Yorlv, on Friday and Sat- 
urday, April 24th and 25th. The delegates 
and other loyal Zetes began to arrive on Friday 
morning. At 11 A.M. all met at the Hotel 
Imperial and the business of the convention 
was transacted in secret session. The chap- 
ters, with unusually few exceptions, were 
well represented and many guests were 
present, making a total number present of 
nearly two hundred. After other business 
had been transacted, the applications for new 
charters received attention. The applica- 
tions were from the Universities of Harvard, 
Chicago, Minnesota, and Nebraska. In ac- 
cordance with its conservative policy, how- 
ever, the Grand Chapter refused all these 
petitions and voted that hereafter a $5,000 
guarantee be required from all new chapters. 
On Friday night a complimentary supper 
and smoker was tendered the delegates by 
the Patriarchs at the Hotel Imperial. It 
was a most enjoyable affair. There was an 
unbroken flow of wit, wine, and song, inter- 
larded with songs, speeches, and reminis- 
cences of Zeta Psi triumphs and friendships 
in the college days of the older as well as 
the younger alumni. On the forenoon and 
afternoon of Saturday, the remaining busi- 
ness of the Grand Chapter was dispatched, 
and at 8 p.m. the Grand Chapter banquet 
was held at Delmonico's. Now the enthusi- 
asm, which had before run high, culminated. 
The brothers vied with each other in con- 
tributing enjoyment to the inspiring and 
never-to-he-forgotten occasion. Some of those 
who responded to toasts were : Hon. Edmund 
Bristol, Rev. Charles H. Eaton, D.D., John 
C. TomUnson, and Hon. R. T. W. Duke, Jr. 

This delightful banquet was a worthy 
end to a convention unique in its success as 
well from the business point of view as from 
the social. Great interest attaches to next 

year's convention, for then will be celebrated 
the semi-centennial of the founding of the 
fraternity. Suitable preparations are being 
made to this end. At that time also, the 
new Biographical Catalogue will appear. 

W. W. Robinson, '96, was the delegate 
from the Bowdoin Chapter to the convention 
this year. A large number of Bowdoin 
alumni were also present, and of these P. P. 
Simmons, '75, and F. W. Hawthorne, '73, took 
an important part in the proceedings of 
the convention, and both made interesting- 

A Glimpse of a Noble Life. 

TITHE hazy sunshine of a fair Sunday after- 
■^ noon late in October is bathing field and 
forest with its grateful mantle. It settles 
comfortably down on the south-western side 
of an isolated farm-house, offsetting the cool 
winds which come at intervals from the 
north. Heaps of red and yellow apples in 
the grass and under the trees near at hand 
are much more suggestive of rural comfort 
than the unpainted house with its staring, 
curtainless windows. As the sun drops 
slowly to the west, it regretfully watches the 
cold shadows steal over the side of the house 
where its beams can no longer reach. An 
opening in the row of spruces reveals a field 
sloping down to a broad sheet of water, 
while through the trees on the bank the sun 
is again seen dancing along the crests of the 
ceaselessly moving waves. The occupant of 
this lonely but beautifully situated dwelling 
is one of the most interesting persons in 
Maine. Let us follow the carriage track to 
the main road and we will tell you about 
him. Coming towards us, crunching over 
the dry leaves and withered grass, is a car- 
riage containing two gentlemen from a 
neighboring city, who are well known all over 
New England. Passing these, we come to a 
well traveled road, and following it in a 



southerly direction, arrive at a little church, 
where knots of people are already assem- 

Now about the lonelj' house and its occu- 
pant which has attracted our attention: 
Living there alone is a man eighty years old. 
It is he who is to address the people this 
afternoon, as he has every Sunday afternoon 
for years. That his eighty years rest lightly 
on him is evident from his preaching morn- 
ings at a church a few miles down the road. 

A graduate of a neighboring college, he 
is a man well known all over New England, 
at least, and his name is not unfamiliar in 
many households throughout the United 
States. Strange to say his reputation rests 
upon his fame, not as a preacher, but as an 
author. An author? A farmer-preacher 
down on the Maine coast write books ? That 
that spare man now approaching the church, 
with sun-burned, wrinkled cheeks, hard, toil- 
stained hands, clad in an ill-fitting suit of 
rusty black ! He knowi/ all over New Eng- 
land? It seems incredible, but you remem- 
ber the gentlemen we met in the lane. Now 
you can understand how they happen to be 
in this rather out-of-the-way place. Surely 
they were going to pay their respects to the 
old preacher. Even now entering the 
church are several college boys, who have 
tramped a number of miles to hear this old 
alumnus of their Alma Mater. The people 
about would tell us that it is no uncommon 
thing for their pastor to have distinguished 
callers and that a Sunday rarely passes with- 
out a visit from some of the college boys. 
But let us go in and hear him preach. 
Whatever his text, he will illustrate his dis- 
course from every-day life. The illustrations 
will be appropriate, nevertheless, often from 
the soil, but more often from the sea. The 
sermon is rare in which he does not touch 
upon some interesting bit of Greek and 
Roman history. He will quote from Homer, 
Horace, and Virgil, with an aptness which is 

striking. Now, it is not so difficult to believe 
that he could write a book, and a good one, 

But it is when he tells some tale of early 
pioneer life, or life at sea, that his homely, 
yet eloquent vigor, is most stirring. We 
feel the hardships of the early settler; we 
enter into the excitement of the hunt as he 
pictures it to us; we feel the keen delight of 
the chase. He takes us out on the ocean. 
He makes us sweat far down in the southern 
ports with the poor sailor; we journey up the 
coast with him, suffer when he suffers, 
shaking out the frozen sails with stiffened 
fingers, and rejoice with him when, all his 
hardships over, he toasts himself before a 
roaring fire, and surrounded by his happy 
family, forgets the peril and suffering through 
which he has passed. All this and more the 
old preacher will make you feel. 

Stopping to shake hands frequently, after 
the sermon is over, he quietly wends his way 
to where his horse is hitched, and drives 
away, a bent and insignificant figure. 

But what of his soul? A life of toil, 
poverty, and often lack of appreciation, has 
only served to enlarge the soul, broaden the 
mind, and sweeten the disposition of this 
noble old man. 

He was born and reared among the 
people with whom he now lives. At the 
entrance to manhood he found himself 
equipped with a good education and unusual 
mental abilities. The gates to fame and fort- 
une stood ready to swing open at his touch, 
but while yet in his youthful vigor, he turned 
his back on the smooth, glistening road, 
stretched so temptingly before him, and 
entered the thorny one of a life of sacrifice in 
the interest of the Master whom he serves 
and loves. His talents would have easily 
given him a wealthy and cultured congrega- 
tion in any of our large cities and a salary 
on which he might have lived luxuriously. 
But did he follow this road? His life has 



been spent where we now find him, preacla- 
ing to tliese hardy fishermen and sturdy 
farmers; he has cast liis lot with tliem. 

After repeated urgings he consented to 
preach a part of the time in the neighboring 
city of Boston, but where do we find him 
spending his leisure hours? ' Making social 
calls on a fashionable congregation ? Go down 
on the wharves, on board recently returned 
ships; there you will find him, often with 
frock and overalls, working among the crew 
unloading the vessel, that he may the better 
tell them of the Saviour, whom he wishes all 
to know. No persuasions, however, could 
keep him long from the simple fisherfolk 
among whom he has cast his lot. 

We said, too, that he was an author. His 
stories are interesting and delightful to 
young and old, but if books have ever 
taught boys to love thrift, manliness, and 
truth, his books have. His income from 
these books should have been large, for their 
sale has been in proportion to their merit, 
but his simple faith in the honesty of man- 
kind was taken advantage of and he has 
really received very little from them. 

His charity has been unbounded. Like 
the Good Samaritan he crosses the road to 
the wounded traveler, binds up his wounds 
and feeds him; but unlike the scripture 
character, he is hunting for roads upon 
which wounded travelers are to be found. 
His treasure is laid up in Heaven ; he has 
none on earth. At the age of eighty years 
he is doing work on Sundays which many 
younger ministers would not think they 
could do, while through the week he labors 
with all his strength on his farm to eke out a 
scanty living in the home which is to the 
outside observer so barren, but which signi- 
fies to him all that the word home can signify. 

With a mortgage on his farm, wife dead, 
and children far from home, what has his life 
brought him? His love for the sea is un- 
bounded. On its shores he was born; on its 

bosom he has passed many happy, exciting 
hours; within sound of its murmur and 
splash on pleasant days, its roar and surge 
on stormy, he has lived and will die. Next 
to the sea he loves the soil. Each year he 
has planted and harvested; he has cooled his 
brow in the soft May breeze; enjoyed the 
noon hour of rest with his men under the 
trees ; felt his muscles braced by the invig- 
orating autumn air; he has watched the 
growth of his flocks and herds. These seem 
like very simple blessings, but they have 
been very real ones to the minister. With- 
out them he would have been discontented. 
More than this, he has the silent worship of 
thousands of youth all over the land ; the 
unspoken thanks of many men, who are 
better for having read his written words; the 
love and respect of the people whom he calls 
neighbors and among whom as preacher, 
guide, and example he has spent his life. 

If ever any one has taught the lesson of 
self-sacrifice and adherence to dutj^; the 
lesson that it is more blessed to give than to 
receive (even to the giving of one's life 
itself); if ever anyone can look back without 
regret on a past life and view contentedly 
the opinion of all who know him ; if ever the 
Master has said to any one, " Well done, good 
and faithful servant," he will say it to Elijah 

The Walker Art Building. 
TTfHE Walker Art Building is a structure 
A of which Bowdoin ought truly to be 
proud, as no other institution in the land has 
one more beautiful and artistic. 

The building is of Grecian and Moorish 
architecture combined. The walls of red 
and black brick, with grey limestone trim- 
mings forming the solid Grecian outlines, 
give to the building an ancient look which, 
with the low copper dome, corroded here 
and there with bright emerald green, gives a 
most pleasing effect. 



In the center of the facade, approached 
by two low, broad flights of steps, is the 
loggia, the chief architectural feature of the 
building. The overhanging arched roof of 
the loggia is supported by six beautiful Ionic 
pillars, whose graceful outlines are set off at 
best advantage by the Pompeian red of its 
walls beyond. The arched roof, spaced off 
with stone trimmings, is tinted with warm 
shades of blue and golden brown, which, 
with the grey limestone and deep red walls, 
make a delightful harmony of color. 

In the center of the spaces, on each side 
of the loggia, are large niches in which are 
placed huge bronzes of ancient Greeks. In 
small circular niches over the entrance are 
busts of Hermes, Neptune, and Homer; 
these, together with the bronzes at the sides, 
face toward the visitor as he approaches the 
building. Everything seems to be placed 
with this idea of facing towards the entrance 
except the two huge lions on either side of 
the steps, which stand with heads slightly 
turned aside, as if guarding all the grounds 

Leaving the loggia, we enter at once the 
Sculpture Hall, which is directly beneath the 
dome. Here the heroic gods and goddesses, 
with graceful limbs and flowing garments, 
stand out against the rich-tinted walls, while 
the mellow light from the dome far above, 
brings out the expression of each group, 
from fair Venus to the agonized Laocoon. 

Just below the dome, on each wall of the 
hall, is a large space for a mural painting. 
These spaces are semicircular in form and 
are to be filled with large paintings repre- 
senting the four leading art centres in the 
world. Three are already in place. The 
one to the right, by the young artist Kenyon 
Cox, represents Venice. The tone of the 
painting is warm and sunny, being kept en- 
tirely in the sunsetty shades of pink and 
yellow. The figures are wonderfully well 

drawn, and the flesh tints, like all of this 
artist's, are painted not in a decorative tone, 
but are " of the earth, earthy." 

The next painting, representing Rome, 
by Elihu Vedder, makes a decided contrast 
with Cox's. Its whole tone is decidedly 
cool, being painted in shades of dusky brown 
and deep blues. The composition of this 
piece is by far the best, and, like all of Ved- 
der's works, shows great thought in design 
and arrangement. This painting is purely 
decorative, and, in studying the numerous 
figures and details, you think of it as only 
such, while the figures of Cox you might 
almost expect to see move, their flesh tints 
are so life-like. 

The third painting represents Florence, 
and, while a rather pleasing piece to glance 
at, it will not bear much study. Thayer 
seems to have taken little pains or to have 
painted it in great haste, for the treatment 
of the whole thing is decidedly sketchy, and 
looks unfinished. The central figure, clothed 
in a light, gauzy robe, is certainly most beau- 
tiful, and has had by far the most attention, 
while the other figures have been slighted, 
as if mere secondary parts. One poor little 
Cupid is so posed that he looks as if he were 
ready to topple over at any moment, while 
the legs of the kneeling figure at the left 
lack modeling, and one foot has been painted 
out and set back too far. 

The space over the door has been given 
to LaFarge, and, according to his reputation 
of putting off his work, he has taken much 
longer than allowed by the contract. But 
he has probably been very busy, as he has 
filled a whole section at the Paris Salon, an 
honor which has never before been given to 
an American artist. When we do get his 
work we will probably be more than paid for 
waiting, as he is the leader among American 
mural decorators. 

While our art collection is as yet rather 




Bowdoin ought to be very proud of 

And carefully I'll keep it 

her beautiful building, and these four mural 

Lest again it gets away. 

paintings, which so well represent American 

1 C J 1 

For eighteen-dollar memories 

Are sometimes sad, though sweet. 

art or 


And Phyllis and lier husband bow 
When I meet them on the street. 

BowdoiD ^epse. 

I. ~ 

Mother Goose in College. 

It was a Freshman, young and green. 


Lay of the Last Year's Coat. 

Who met a Senior wise. 


And opening wide his question-bag, 

Within the inside pocliet 

Began to seek replies : 

Of my last year's overcoat 

I find two yellow coupons 

"0 great, wise man, I've questions here 

And a dainty little note; 

That long have puzzled me, 

And many happy memories 

And if you've answers that will fit. 

These little tokens bring 

I'm wanting two or three : 

Of one delightful evening 

First, what's Triangle's pedigree? 

At the opera last spring. 

And who was old Phi Chi? 

Who first invented 'end- women'? 


And can you tell me why ? 

Sweet Phyllis sat beside me, 

Is the great Phi Beta Kappa, 

With her hair in golden curls, 

As my Sophomore room-mate states. 

Her eyes were blue and sparliling, 

The fourteen Best Kribbers 

And I called her "Queen of Giris." 

In each class that graduates? 

Bewitchingly attractive, 

Why is it all the girls in town 

So stylish, dainty, bright, 

Are so in love with me? 

I gazed at her with rapture 

What must I do to keep myself 

And was proud of her that night. 

From their attentions free? 


The Senior wise thought hard and fast; 

I wore my brand-new overcoat. 

His finger ends he chewed, 

And, with sou^e modest pride, 

In search of some way to reply 

I knew that I was looking well 

Without appearing rude. 

And felt quite satisfied. 

At last he said, "In my four years 

But when the blissful hours were o'er 

These college halls among. 

And we bad said "Good-night," 

In several difterent languages 

I figured up expenses. 

I've learned to hold my tongue. 

And was paralyzed with fright. 

My ignorance I oft exposed 


When I was at your stage. 

The tickets seven dollars cost. 

But now I keep it to myself, 

The carriage cost me four, 

Like any other sage. 

The "petit souper" took a "V," 

And, youngster, my advice to you 

The Jacqueminots two more. 

Is, just lay low this year; 

And this the explanation -why. 

Don't be induced by Sophomores 

Since that eventful night. 

To credit all you hear. 

My nobby, brand-new overcoat 

And that abnormal swelling 

Has never seen the light. 

Of your cranium, I fear. 

Will need much careful watching 


For still another year. 

My uncle's had it for a year. 

And when you are a Senior, 

I got it out to-day. 

And know all things, high and low. 



You can look back at your Freshman year 
And laugh, as I do now." 

The Senior wise went on his way, 
As great and wise men will; 
And let us hope that verdant " Fresh" 
Hereafter will keep still. 


The second song recital was 
given in Memorial Hall, Thurs- 
day, April 30th. Miss Bartlett was 
suffering from a severe cold, but, never- 
theless, her renderings were very ac- 
ceptable. Miss Vannah's work was an 
improvement over the first recital, owing to a new 
and better piano having been procured. Mr. Turner 
was excellent, as usual. The programme for the 
evening was as follows : 

Part I. 
1. — Ballet Music— (Heligoland). Bartlett-Vannah. 

Miss Vannah. 
2. — When Richelieu the Red Robe Wore. — Harvey Murray. 

Mr. Turner. 

3.— a. Nocturne. ) rjhadwirk 

6. Sweet Winds that Blow. J ^"^.tiwicm. 

i. — Non t' amo piu. — Tosti. 

5. — Jewel Song (Faust). — Gounod. 

Part II. 

6.— a.— Valse in D Plat.— Chopin. 

b. — Daffodil Dance.— Harry McLellan. 

7. — It Came with the Merry May. — Tosti. 

Miss Bartlett. 

Mr. Turner. 

Miss Bartlett. 

Miss Vannah. 

Miss Bartlett. 

Mr. Turner. 

Miss Bartlett. 

8. — Good Bye, Sweet Day. — Kate Vannah 
9. — Poem. — William Vaughn Moody. 
10.— Rustic Song (Rob Roy). — DeKoven. 

Miss Bartlett and Mr. Turner. 

Knight, '98, has returned to college. 

Don't fail to hear the next song recital. 

Leavitt, '99, is teaching school in Wilton. 

Pease, '97, is teaching at Boothbay Centre. 

Stage rehearsals for "Mascot" are progressing 

Kose Sydell's show was patronized largely by 

Bean, '97, has been absent from college for a 
few days. 

Wormwood, e.x-'97, has returned to college and 
joined '98. 

It is rumored that '98 is to give up the Bugle 
next year. 

Baker, '96, is principal of the High School at 
Eliot, Me. 

Stetson, '98, attended the Junior Promenade at 
Smith College. 

Fogg, '99, has resumed his studies, after a short 
absence from college. 

The non-society men have been putting their 
tennis court in repair. 

Fairfield, '99, is in Saco coaching the Thornton 
Academy Track Team. 

The sea-shore has a strong attraction for the 
cyclists these warm days. 

The 120 yards straightaway at the new Athletic 
Field is nearly completed. 

Dunnack, '97, is supplying the pulpit of the 
Poland Methodist Church. 

Many of the students are taking advantage of 
the fine weather for bicycling. 

The Junior Division in Astronomy are making 
observations in the Observatory. 

And now ye festive " Lishe " and "Joe " improve 
ye campus walks with coal ashes. 

Philo Steward, Colby '81, was on the campus 
looking over the college last week. 

Our old friend of ginger pop and corn cakes had 
a stand at the Colby-Bowdoin game. 

The Seniors are rehearsing their chapel march 
under the leadership of Stone, Marshal. 

Several fellows went to Lewiston Wednesday 
night to hear Sousa's Band in City Hall. 

Bean, '97, Business Manager of the Orient, 
returned to college the first of the week. 

Edward P. Searles, the donor of the Science 
Building, was on the campus last Sunday. 

Professor Robinson began his regular mineral- 
ogical excursions with the Juniors, last week. 

Cram, '99, who is taking a coarse in stenography 
iu Boston, will return to college the first of June. 

The Orient Board will petition the Trustees 
for an editorial room at the next Trustee meeting. 

Arbor Day almost depopulated the halls. Almost 
all went home Thursday and staid until Monday. 



Two teams from the Medical School played an 
exciting game of ball last week. Score, 45 to 30. 

Plumstead, '96, has returned to college, after 
teaching a successful ten weeks' term at Kingman. 

The Faculty have prohibited the candidates for 
the track events from running on the college walks. 

Frank L. Callahan, the well-known musician of 
Lewiston, will put on the " Mascot" for the college. 

The subjects for the first Sophomore themes of 
the term, which were due May llth, were : 

1. No Man is a Hero to his Valet. 

2. High Buildings Have Low Foundations. 

3. Prosperity Destroys Fools, and Endangers the Wise. 

4. Opportunity is the Cream of Time. 

5. Learning is a Scepter to Some, a Bauble to Others. 

6. Difficulties Give "Way to Diligence. 

Professor Johnson has decided to continue his 
course of French with the Juniors and Seniors this 

Nearly the whole college turned out to watch 
Topsham's business section go up in smoke last 

Stubbs, '98, met with a bicycle accident, and, in 
consequence, was obliged to walk in from Mere 

W. C. Bonney, who is pursuing a special course 
at Bowdoin, has returned to college after a brief 

A large party of Bowdoin men attended the 
second Masquerade Ball at Bath last Wednesday 

Quite a number of musical organizations have 
made the campus ring with popular airs during the 
last week. 

The Track Team goes to Topsham, in barges, 
nearly every day. The team leaves for Worcester 
Friday, the 22d. 

It sounded good to hear the chapel bell announce 
the victory of the ball team at Andover on Wednes- 
day of last week. 

Many of the students took advantage of the 
holiday Friday and the adjourns Saturday, for a 
trip home over Sunday. 

The Sophomores will have a symposium this 
year. Baxter, Lawrence, and Stetson are the com- 
mittee of arrangements. 

Thompson, '97, was on the campus last week 
taking a last look at the college before entering 
the U. S. Military Academy. 

Williamson, '98, Secretary Maine Intercollegiate 

Athletic Association, attended a meeting of the 
Association at Bangor last week. 

Among the recent additions to the library is a 
set of fifty volumes of the Revue clu Ilonde. This 
nearly completes the file of this magazine. 

The question of the In tersch elastic Field Day 
Cup decision, has been of a great deal of interest 
among the college friends of Bangor and Portland. 

Jerre H. Libby, '96, and Stephen E. Young, '98, 
are at Ann Arbor, Mich., in attendance on the Psi 
Upsilon convention which is being held in that 

A change in the Modern Language Rooms is 
contemplated for nest year. In their present situa- 
tion and condition they do not meet the require- 

The numerous candidates for the Senior ball 
teams are getting in some hard training these days. 
Prospective batteries may be seen practicing in 
almost every direction. 

The Sophomore division in Botany received 
some brief instructions in drawing from Mr. Currier 
of the Art School, preliminary to their regular 
laboratory work of the term. 

Under the auspices of the Bowdoin Tennis As- 
sociation, a Maine luterscholastic Tennis Associa- 
tion is being organized. The tournament will 
probably be held early in June at Bowdoin. 

The following clipping of a livery man's ad., in 
the Kent's Hill Breeze, speaks volumes as to the 
social life at that excellent institution : " Sleek, fat 
horses, educated to be driven by one hand, and 
wagons built for two." 

The Orient has become a member of the New 
England Intercollegiate Press Association. Hagar, 
'97, was elected delegate to the meeting in Boston 
next Saturday. It is hoped that several other 
members of the Board will accompany him. 

In the Junior German division, including those 
Juniors who intend taking that study next year, 
the conversation is carried on entirely in the German 
language instead of the English. The members of 
the class will be far enough advanced by next year 
to substitute beer for drinking water. 

The college went wild over the Dartmouth 
victory of Wednesday last. The chapel bell for an 
hour sent out its glad note of another triumph. 
The team was cheered man by man. After a few 
speeches at one of the largest bonfires ever built on 
the campus, a procession was formed which visited 



President Hyde aud then the professors in their order. 
Short speeches were made by nearly all, and they 
were enthusiastically received by the excited crowd. 
President Hyde said: "The victory was won by a 
team that had trained faithfully and systematic- 
ally, and not by the aid of imported mercenaries." 
May the good work go on. 



The track athletes, under Captain Home, have 
been at work nearly all the term and are rapidly 
getting into form for the Worcester Meet, which is 
to be held this year the twenty-third of May. 

A short stretch of cinder track has been made 
on the delta, to bo nsed until our new track, now 
in process of construction, is completed. On this 
temporary track, for the last three weeks, the 
men have been working faithfully and hard under 
the instruction of Coach Garcelon, Harvard's fast 

Bowdoin's chances of winning points at Worces- 
ter seem brighter than ever this year. About 
twelve men will be taken to this meet, while several 
more will be taken to the State Intercollegiate 
Meet, which will take place some time during the 
first week of June. 

The following men are in training for the differ- 
ent events : For the dashes — McMillan, Stetson 
'98, Home, Kendall, Andrews, and Hadlock. For 
the 440 — Kendall, Andrews, Kyes, Hadlock, Veazie, 
Lancey, E. L. Marston '99, E. E. Spear, and R. S. 
Cleaves. For the half mile — Kendall, Andrews, 
Bisbee, Booker, Cook, L. L. Cleaves, H. E. Marston 
'99, Nelson, Wiggin, Ordway, Shordon, Woodbury, 
and Libby (Medic.). For the mile — Sinkiuson, 
Dunnack, Edwards, Fogg '96, Carmichael, and Gar- 
land (Medic). For the two-mile — Fogg '96, Dun- 
nack, and Soule (Medic). For the hurdles— Home, 
Hadlock, Blake '98, and Wiggin. For the high 
jump — French, Smith '96, and Borden (Medic). 
For the broad jump— McMillan, Home, and W. H. 
Smith '99. For the pole vault— Minott '98, McMil- 
lan, Fairfield, and Soiith '96. For the mile walk — 
Pettingill and Lavertu. For the shot and hammer — 
Godfrey, French, W. W. Spear, Stone, and McKeen 
(Medic). For the bicycle race— Stearns, Studley, 
and Came. 


Bowdoin, 16; Andover, 8. 

Thursday, April 29th, Bowdoin played Phillips- 
Andover at Andover, and won her first victory of 
the season. It was well earned and very gratifying 
to the supporters of our team. 

Libby pitched the first part of the game and 
was effective in the first two innings, but in the 
third, by bunching their hits, Andover scored six 
runs, so that Bodge went in to finish the game. 
In this same inning Andover also put in her best 
pitcher, but for all that, Bowdoin kept right on 
scoring, while Audover got but three hits and one 
run off from Bodge. 

For Bowdoin, Dane led the batting, and he and 
Hull did the best fielding. For Andover, Weutworth 
did the best all-round work. The score: 


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

Haines, l.f., 6 3 1 1 1 

Coburu, s.s 6 3 1 4 1 1 

Bryant, c.f 5 1 1 2 1 

Greenlaw, r.f., 3 2 1 

Hull.c, 4 4 1 6 1 

Dane, 2b 6 2 3 1 3 2 

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

Gould, lb., 4 9 1 

Libby, p 1 1 

Bodge, p 3 2 3 

Totals, 41 16 8 27 11 8 


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

Barton, lb., 3 8 2 

Kinne, c.f., 5 1 3 3 

French, s.s 3 1 2 6 1 

Wentworth, c 5 1 1 G 1 1 

Quinby, 2b., 4 1 1 2 1 

Barnwell, If., 4 1 2 1 1 1 

Hillebrand, 3b., p 4 2 2 2 3 

Holladay, p.,3b 4 1 1 1 3 

Waddell, r.f., 4 2 1 

Totals 36 8 11 24 12 11 

Innings, 12345C789 

Bowdoin, .......51601111 —16 

Andover, 01610000 0—8 

Earned run— Bowdoin. Two-base hits — Hillebrand, 
Coburn, Dane, Soule. Sacrifice hit — French. Stolen 
bases— Bowdoin 7, Phillips S. First base on balls— by 
Holladay 9, by Libby 1, by Bodge 2. Hit by pitched 
ball— Barnwell, Soule 2. Passed balls— Wentworth 2. 
Wild pitch— Hillebrand. Struck out— by Holladay 2, 
by Hillebrand 4, by Libby 2, by Bodge 2. Umpires— 
Steere, Brown; Greenway, Phillips Andover. Time— 2h. 
40m. Attendance— 500. 



Tufts, 9; Bowdoin, 8. 

The next day after playing Andover, our team 
met the Tufts nine in a close and well-played game. 

Tufts got a big lead in the first inning, when 
Libby retired in favor of Bodge, who pitched a very 
good game, although he was inclined to be wild. 
Tufts's pitcher was also wild, but in spite of that 
was fairly effective, strikiug out eight men. 

Bowdoin showed the right spirit and played a 
steady up-hill game, making a hard fight to win, 
and coming very near it in the last inning. 

The battery work and the playing of Bryant 
were the features of Bowdoin's game. 

The following is the score, which shows us 
that Bowdoin both outfielded and outbatted her 


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

Corridan, s.s 3 3 2 2 3 

Smith, c.f 3 1 1 1 

Pierce, 2b., 4 2 3 2 2 

Clayton, r.f 4 1 1 

Maguire, lb 5 1 1 1 S 

Richardson, 3b., ... 3 1 3 1 

Ralph, l.f 4 1 1 2 

Header, c, 5 1 1 7 3 

Curran, p. 5 1 3 2 

Totals 36 9 4 4 27 10 8 


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

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

Bodge, p 5 1 1 1 2 3 1 

Coburn, s.s., 5 1 1 1 

Bryant, c.f 4 1 2 2 2 

Greenlaw, r.f 4 2 1 1 2 

Hull, 4 9 1 

Dane, 2b., 5 1 1 1 3 1 1 

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

Gould, lb., 3 8 2 

Totals 38 8 7 8 27 9 6 

Innings 123456789 

Tufts 60010002 0—9 

Bowdoin, 21011000 3—8 

Earned runs — Tufts 1, Bowdoin 2. Two-base hit — 
Soule. Stolen bases — Corridan 4, Clayton, Richardson, 
Haines, Bodge 4, Bryant, Greenlaw, Soule. Sacrifice 
hits — Smith, Ralph. First base on balls— Corridan 3, 
Smith 2, Pierce, Clayton, Richardson 2, Ralph, Haines 2, 
Bryant, Greenlaw, Hull, Gould 2. Struck out — Corridan, 
Clayton 2, Richardson, Ralph, Curran 2, Hull, Bodge, 
Soule, Coburn 2, Gould 3. Double play — Pierce, Corridan, 
and Maguire. Passed ball— Hull. Wild pitches — Curran 
2. Hit by pitched ball— Soule. Time— 2h. 15m. Um- 
pires — Johnson of Tufts, '93; Pendleton of Bowdoin, '90. 
Attendance — 500. 

Bowdoin, 19 ; Colby, 11. 

Bowdoin opened the college league season by 
defeating Colby to the tune of 19 to 11, on the 
delta, Saturday, May 2d. 

The game was at no time close and was loosely 
played throughout. Colby was not in the game 
from the start, and in base running and fielding 
was plainly inferior to Bowdoin. 

Bodge again pitched, this being his third game 
in four days, and he pitched a fine game, striking 
out twelve men. 

Captain Hull being laid up with an injured 
finger, Haines took his place and caught a good 
game, it being his first game behind the bat this 
year. Coburn seemed to have an off day, for he 
neither batted nor fielded in his usual form. 

Putnam did the best work for Colby, while Pat- 
terson, their mainstay, was wild and erratic. The 


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

Haines, c 3 3 1 1 15 

Bodge, p., 6 2 1 1 3 

Bryant, c.f., 5 2 2 2 1 

Greenlaw, l.f., .... 4 3 2 2 2 

Dane, 2b., 6 3 2 3 1 1 

Coburn, s.s 5 2 1 1 1 2 3 

Soule, 3b 5 1 1 1 2 

Libby, r.f 6 2 1 1 

Gould, lb 2 2 8 

Totals, 42 19 11 12 27 8 5 


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

Brooks, c, lb 6 2 2 2 7 1 1 

Burton, c.f 5 1 1 1 1 

Desmond, r.f 4 3 2 3 

Patterson, p., .... 5 1 2 4 2 2 

Coffin, lb., c, .... 5 11 2 1 

Putnam, 2b., 5 1 4 5 2 5 1 

Watkius, l.f 3 3 1 

Austin, S.S., 5 1 2 5 2 

Hoyt, 3b 3 2 1 1 

Totals, 41 11 11 15 27 16 8 

Innings 1234567 8 9 

Bowdoin 36004030 3—19 

Colby 00300701 0—11 

Three-base hit — Patterson. Two-base hits — Dane, Des- 
mond, Putnam. Passed balls — Haines, Brooks 2, Coffin. 
Struck out— by Bodge 12, by Patterson 6. Double play — 
Coffin and Brooks. Bases on balls — by Bodge 4, by Pat- 
terson 9. Hit by pitched ball — Haines, Coburn, Gould, 
Watkins, Hoyt. Umpires — J. F. Lezotte of Lewiston, 
and Dr. Smith of Freeport. Time— 2h. 20m. Attend- 
ance— 450. 



Dartmouth, 9; Bowdoin, 5. 

Monday, May 4th, the team left Brunswick to 
play Dartmouth two games at Hanover. The first 
game was played Tuesday, the 5th, and we were 
defeated by worthy opponents in a very creditable 

Captain Hull was still laid up with an injured 
hand, and Haines took his place behind the bat and 
played a good game. 

Bodge pitched a good game and deserved to 
have won. 

Tabor, Perkins, and Abbott played best for 
Dartmouth, and Haines, Soule, and Dane did the 
best work for Bowdoin. 

The following is the score : 


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

McCornack, l.f., ... 5 1 1 2 1 

Drew, c 1 1 1 3 1 1 

Abbott, 2b., c, .... 3 1 1 2 10 1 

Davis, 3b., 4 1 1 2 2 1 

Folsom, S.S., 4 1 1 2 3 2 

Rowe, c.f., 4 1 

Adams, r.f., 2 2 1 1 

Watson, lb., 3 1 1 2 8 

Tabor, p., 4 1 1 1 3 

Perkins, 2b., 4 2 1 1 2 2 

Totals, 34 9 9 14 27 12 4 


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

Haines, c 3 1 1 1 9 

Bodge, p., 5 2 

Bryant, c.f 5 1 1 1 1 1 

Coburn, s.s., 5 1 2 2 1 2 1 

Greenlaw, l.f 4 1 10 1 

Dane, 2b 4 1 2 2 1 5 1 

Soule, 3b. 3 2 2 

Libby, r.f., 4 1 1 1 1 l o 

Gould, lb., 3 8 2 1 

Totals 36 5 8 8 *23 14 5 

Innings, 123456789 

Dartmouth 00113202 x— 9 

Bowdoin, 40000000 1—5 

Earned runs — Dartmouth 2. Sacrifice hit— Gould. 
Stolen bases— Drew, Dane, Adams 3, Perkins 2, Rowe, 
Folsom, Abbott, Davis, Watson. First base on balls— 
Haines 2, Soule, Watson, Abbott, Adams 2. Passed balls 
— Drew, Haines, Abbott. Wild pitches— Bodge 2. Struck 
out— Bodge, Soule 3, Tabor 2, Bryant, Coburn 2, Green- 
law, McCornack, Watson. Double plays— Bodge, Gould, 
and Hames. Umpire— Randall, '96. Time— 2 hours. 
*Tabor out for running out of line. 

Bowdoin, 9 ; Dartmouth, 8. 
The second game with Dartmouth, played on 
Wednesday, the 6th, resulted in a victory for Bow- 
doin, much to the chagrin and surprise of Dartmouth, 
who defeated Harvard but a few days ago. 

It took eleven innings to decide it and then 
Libby, who pitched a fine game, won it by batting 
in the winning run. 

Coburn did the best work for Bowdoin, both in 
the field and at the bat, getting four hits and 
accepting eleven chances out of twelve. 

Watson and Davis did best for Dartmouth. 

It is interesting to note that we both out-batted 
and out-fielded our opponents. 

The following is the score : 

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

Haines, c 4 1 2 2 7 3 

Bodge, r.f 6 1 1 1 1 

Bryant, c.f 5 1 

Coburn, s.s 6 2 4 7 6 5 1 

Greenlaw, l.f., .... 6 1 1 1 2 

Dane, 2b., G 1 1 1 3 2 1 

Soule, .3b 6 2 1 3 1 1 

Libby, p., 6 1 3 4 1 4 

Gould, lb., 5 1 111 1 3 

Totals, 50 9 14 20 33 15 6 


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

McCornack, l.f., ... 6 1 4 

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

Abbott, c, 6 1 2 4 6 4 2 

Davis, 3b., 4 1 1 1 1 4 

Rowe, c.f., 5 2 2 1 

Adams, r.f., 6 2 1 3 1 

Watson, lb 5 1 3 4 13 

Perkins, 2b., 4 2 3 1 

Conway, p., 5 4 1 

Drew, 2b., 1 1 

Totals 46 8 10 13 30 IS 10 

Innings, . . . 123456789 10 11 

Bowdoin, 0021102020 1—9 

Dartmouth 2001041000 0—8 

Earned runs— Dartmouth 3, Bowdoin 3. Sacrifice lilts— 
Greenlaw, Rowe. Stolen bases— Coburn, Adams, Soule, 
Libby, McCornack 3, Folsom 2, Davis, Watson. First base 
on balls— by Libby 5, by Conway 3. First base on errors— 
Bowdoin 7, Dartmouth 6. Hit by pitched ball— Haines. 
Passed ball— Haines. Struck out— by Libby, McCornack, 
Folsom, Adams, Watson, Drew; by Conway, Bodge, Soule 
2, Gould. Double play— Davis, Abbott, and Conway. 
Umpire— F. M. Weston, '90. Time— 2 hours 30 minutes. 
Attendance — 300. 

Bowdoin, 18 ; Boston College, 3. 
The Bowdoin team seems to have struck a 
winning gait, and in its easy defeat of the Boston 
College nine Saturday, by a score of 18 to 5, gave 
its supporters as pretty an exhibition of ball playing 
as was ever seen on the Brunswick diamond. Its 
infield work was perfect, and the boasted pitcher of 
the visiting team was batted unmercifully. The 



game was called in the seventh inning to allow the 
visitors to take the Bath train to catch the boat. 
Captain Hull, whom a lame hand has prevented 
from playing in the past three games, played on first 
in place of Gould. Bodge took it easy, but the 
visitors could not touch him. Haines caught his 
fourth successive errorless game. Dane, Coburn, 
and Soule put up a magnificent game. Stanwood, 
the foot-ball star, played for the first time on the 
college nine and made a three-bagger. The Boston 
boys played hard, but found themselves in too fast 
company and were outplayed at every point. This 
week Bowdoin plays Colby Wednesday at Water- 
ville, and Maine State College Saturday at Orouo. 
The score of Saturday's game : 


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

Haines, c, 3 4 2 2 5 

Bodge, p., 6 5 4 6 1 

Bryant, c.f., 6 2 2 2 1 

Coburn, s.s., 4 2 2 2 1 5 

Greenlaw, l.i., .... 4 2 

Dane, 2b 6 1 3 4 2 2 

Soule, 3b 4 1 2 2 

Libby, r.f 3 1 

Hull, lb., 3 3 1 110 1 

Stanwood, r.f 2 1 1 3 

Totals 41 18 16 22 19 11 3 


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

McAllister, l.f 3 2 1 1 1 2 

Slattery, lb 3 1 9 

S. Bergin, 3b 2 1 1 2 1 

McDermod, c 3 1 2 5 3 

Farrel, r.f., 3 

O'Connor, 2b., .... 3 2 

Cbapman, s.s 3 1 1 2 1 1 

J. Bergin, c.f 3 1 1 1 

Griffin, p 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 

Totals, 25 5 5 6 21 7 6 

Innings, 12345 67 

Bowdoin 152042 4—18 

Boston College, 200030 0—5 

Tbree-base hits — Bodge, Stanwood. Two-base hits- 
Dane, Soule, McDermod. Passed ball — McDermod. Base 
on ball — by Bodge 3, by Griffin 9. Hit by pitched ball— 
Haines. Struck out — by Bodge 3, by Griffin 5. Double 
play — Coburn, Hull, and Haines. Time — 2 liours. Um- 
pires— Willard and Crowley. 

Another university has added a course in Jour- 
nalism to its curriculum. It is the University of 
Indiana, and the course consists of English, History, 
Constitutional and Political Law. The work is in 
charge of a man who has had practical newspaper 

Professor Robinson conducted the Sunday service 
on the 26th, and took as his subject the "Power of 
God in Man." He showed how this power displays 
itself in a constant and steady tendency toward the 
accomplishment of what is noble and elevating in 
the world around us, and how it influences us in 
every sphere of action, although we may be per- 
fectly unconscious of its presence. This power does 
not come spasmodically into our lives, but it per- 
vades the very atmosphere which we breathe, and 
to escape it is an impossibility. 

The regular Thursday meeting for April 30th 
was postponed until Friday, when Mr. Rice, of the 
School for Christian Workers at Springfield, Mass., 
gave a talk on the objects, methods, and needs of 
that institution, and of the important work being 
done there in educating young men, many of whom 
are college graduates, for the ministry, and also for 
missionary work at home and abroad. This school 
is doing work of national importance, for the only 
way to preserve the liberties of this country is to 
have diligent and devoted workers, who will elevate 
the masses of foreigners, which crowd upon us, and 
teach them how to live uprightly and to appreciate 
the advantages of free institutions. This school at 
Springfield graduates yearly a body of young men 
who are prepared to devote their lives to this work, 
and the school should never lack anything which 
will increase its usefulness. Mr. Rice, who is a 
graduate of the Yale Divinity School, was present 
at the Sunday service, and delivered an interesting 
and instructive address on " Responsibility," paying 
special attention to the responsibilities of college 
men and their calling in life. 

The Hand-Book Committee report that the hand- 
book is soon to appear and promises to be a success 
in every way. 

The Magnet, published by the Y. M. C. A. of 
Bath, which has just been received, is a new 
departure in the publication line and one which is 
creditable to its publishers. 

There are over five hundred college Y. M. C. A.'s 
in the United States. 

Since 1879 twenty-one College Christian Associ- 
ation buildings have been erected in the United 
States and Canada at an aggregate cost of $438,000. 

Harper's Magazine for April contains a well- 
written article on the Christian Association move- 
ment in the colleges of the United States. It is 
entitled "A Phase of JVIodern College Life." It 
should receive a wide reading among students. 



'58 —General J. P. Cilley 
'm.ide a speech at a recent 
camp flie m Tbatcber Post Hall, Port- 
land. He called attention to the fact 
■ that the State of Maine is full of places of 
historical interest of which the school books 
on history make no mention. 

'60.— Hon. W. W. Thomas of Portland and 
Frank L. Diugley, '61, of Lewiston, were chosen as 
officers of the Maine Society for the Protection of 
Animals, at the annual meeting of the directors of 
that society. 

'66. — At the session of the American Academy of 
Medicine, at Atlanta, Ga , a paper was read by P. 
H. Gerrish of Portland, Professor of Anatomy at 
the Medical School of Maine. 

'75. — Frederick A. Powers was elected alternate 
from Houlton to the Republican State Convention. 

'75. — We clip the following from the Lewiston 
Journal: Friends of Mr. Woodbury Pulsifer of this 
city, have received invitations to the Commence- 
ment exercises of the Medical Department of Co- 
lumbian University at Washington. Mr. Pulsifer 
will graduate next year. He has won high honors 
thus far in the pursuance of his medical studies. 

'75. — Dr. W. S. Thompson has been nominated 
for Prohibitionist Congressman from the Third Dis- 
trict. Dr. Thompson has also been elected a dele- 
gate to the Prohibitionist National Convention. 

Med., '78. — Dr. Oscar W. Stone, who died of pneu- 
monia at Boulder, Col., April 26th, was born in 
Milford, January 10, 1852. After being graduated 
from the Medical School, Dr. Stone practiced 
medicine for a long time at Camden, Me., where he 
was one of the leading physicians. Owing to ill 
health he moved to Colorado about four years ago. 
He was a prominent member of the Maine Medical 
Association and a member of Amity No. 6, Masonic 
Order of Camden. He leaves a widow, a niece of 
the late Hon. Francis W. Hill of Exeter, Me., and a 
son and daughter aged fourteen and eight years 

'79. — J. W. Aohorn spoke on Immigration vs. 
Migration at a recent meeting of the Bowdoin Club 
of Boston. Edwin U. Curtis, '82, presided at the 

'79.— Ansel L. Lambert of Houlton has been 
elected delegate to the Republican State Convention. 

Med., '79.— Charles D. Smith, Professor of Physi- 
ology and Public Hygiene at the Medical School, 
read a paper at the recent session of the American 
Academy of Medicine at Atlanta, Ga. 

'82.— Ex-Mayor Edwin U. Curtis of Boston has 
been nominated by Lieutenant-Governor Walcott, 
to be a Metropolitan Park Commissioner. 

'S7. — E. C. Plummer has an article in the May 
number of the New England Magazine entitled 
" Running the Gauntlet." It is a true story of the 
exciting adventures of a Bath ship in the late war. 

'90.— Dr. George W. Blanchard has been ap- 
pointed Pathologist at the New York City Hospital. 
The appointment was obtained after a competitive 
examination in which Dr. Blanchard outstripped 
all others, taking a rank of ninety-one per cent. 
Dr. Blanchard is also editor of the French Depart- 
ment of the Medical and Surgical Bulletin, which 
has recently been made a weekly, with a circulation 
next to the largest of any medical publication in 
this country. 

'90. — J. B. Pendleton was one of the umpires in 
the Bowdoin-Tufts game. 

'93.— Charles H. Savage, who died at Millboro, 
Va., was born at Northfleld, Vt., October II, 1872. 
He attended the Edward Little High School at 
Auburn, being salutatorian at graduation. While 
in college he was a member of the base-ball team. 
Since graduation he has been engaged in teaching 
school, first in the Military Department of Norwich 
University, Northfleld, Vt., and since at Charleston, 
W. Va., in a private fitting school. The climate of 
West Virginia did not agree with him, but thinking 
that he would soon become acclimated he remained, 
concealing the state of his health from his parents. 
When his father, Judge Savage, learned his condi- 
tion, he hastened to Charleston and removed him 
to the sanitarium at Millboro, where he died. He 
was a young man of much promise, earning * B K 
by his rank in college, and being successful in teach- 
ing. The Class of '89, E. L. H. S., attended the 
funeral services in a body, as did fifteen members of 
the college fraternity of Alpha Delta Phi, to which 
he belonged. 

'93. — Clarence W. Peabody was admitted to the 
bar in the Cumberland S. J. Court, Tuesday. He 
is a graduate of Bowdoin College, studied with his 
father, Hon. Henry C. Peabody, and is at present a 
student at the Harvard Law School. 

'94. — P. H. Moore is to deliver the Memorial 
address for the Fred S. Gurney Post, Saco. 



'95. — The engixgement of Miss Callie Reed, 
daughter of Captain Elias Reed of Bowdoinham, 
and Abner A. Badger of Farmington, has been 

'95. — Rev. J. L. Quiuby of Gardiner attended 
the Congregational Ministerial Convention of Ken- 
nebec and Somerset counties, recently held at 

Charles Hale Savage. 

Born October 11, 1872. Died April 2.3, 1896. 
In the death of Brother Charles Hale Savage, 
'93, the Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi has 
suffered one of the most severe losses in its history. 
His death seems like the removal of one of our 
undergraduate members. 

Brother Savage was a young man of stroug per- 
sonality, a leader both in literary and athletic work. 
It is greatly to be regretted that one so noble and 
full of pi'omise should so early be taken from our 
midst. Every one who knew him personally, re- 
spected and admired him on account of those 
qualities which are so essential to true manhood. 

The Chapter extends its heart-felt sympathy to 
his sorrowing family and friends, and as a token of 
sorrow it is decreed that the members of the Chap- 
ter wear the usual badge of moui'ning for ten days. 
Earl Clement Davis, 
Alfred Benson White, 
Wallace Humphrey White, Jr., 

For the Chapter. 

Columbia boasts eighteen college publications. 

A diniug-hall with a seating capacity of 1,000 
is to be built at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Out of the two hundred and twenty-seven mem- 
bers of the Tale faculty, fifteen are graduates of no 

The Faculty of Boston University has decided 
to allow work on the college papers to count for 
English in the regular course. 

The Cornell Faculty has determined to improve 
the quality of English used by the students. A res- 
olution has been passed recommending that every 
examiner reject any paper containing any bad 
spelling or faults of expression. 

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Vol. XXVI., No. 3.— May 27, 1896. 

Editorial Notes 35 

Psi Upsilon Convention 37 

Canoeing Up the Songo, 38 

Bowdoin Verse : 

A Fact, 40 

A Tale of Barberism, 40 

Ich— Dich, 40 

A Day in May 40 

Collegii Tabula, 41 

Athletics, 43 

Y. M. C. A 47 

Personal, 47 

In Memoriam, 49 

Book Eeviews, 49 

College World, 50 


Oeient will be one week late. It will be of 
great assistance to those in charge to have 
all Ivy Da}' parts ready on Saturday, June 
13th. All those desiring extra copies of this 
number can obtain them of the business 

"OOATING may be dead at Bowdoin at the 
'•--' present time, and perhaps it is just as 
well, but the undergraduates do not intend 
to let its memory be forgotten. Our record 
has been printed too often to be repeated in 
these pages, but it is a record of which all 
Bowdoin men are proud. During the recent 
freshet the old boat-house was somewhat in- 
jured, but it has been promptly repaired and 
now stands as a monument for our aquatic 
victories. We know our alumni will be 
pleased to hear of its repairment. The boat- 
house should be kept up, and if ever again 
rowing becomes popular here, we shall have 
a suitable place for the boats. Any good 
custom or institution should be pointed at 
with pride and maintained, but all of the old 
and semi-barbarous ones should be forgotten 
or only talked of for amusement. They 
have seen their day, and new and larger 
things have taken their places. Let honor 
be placed where it is merited, but let it not 
be misplaced. 



TT falls to the lot of the college paper to 
-^ criticise or commend the acts of those in 
charge of college affairs. It is pleasant to 
be able to commend, and profitable, often- 
times, to criticise. We do not like to say 
things unkind nor to willfully neglect to 
mention those that need overhauling. This 
year seems to be a most successful year. 
We rejoice together over one victory only to 
find ourselves congratulating the college 
over another, and so it goes. Now while we 
are congratulating and rejoicing together we 
should not forget to commend our managers 
for the efficient work performed by them. 
Our men receive praise that is well merited, 
but, in a way, their success is due to those in 
charge. We must not forget this fact. We 
feel that a healthier tone prevails in college 
this year. Men are more loyal; they con- 
tribute with better grace, and nearly all give 
moral support. Good, let it go on. Each 
give his aid, and that we win is assured. 
We dislike to harp on the same old string, 
but sometimes it does no harm. Do not con- 
demn our managers when they are unfort- 
unate. Remember their work is done gra- 
tuitously and they do their best. Speak a 
good word when you can — it is appreciated. 

jrjHE key-note of Bowdoin's athletics was 
-*• gloriously sounded by President Hyde 
in an impromptu speech after our victory 
over Dartmouth. His words on that occa- 
sion have appeared in our columns before, 
but will certainly bear repetition, especially 
as there are but few colleges who can live up 
to their principles. He said, "The victory 
was won by a team that had trained faith- 
fully and systematically, and not by the aid 
of imported mercenaries." Bowdoin is con- 
stantly in athletic competition with colleges 
who make a practice of hiring professionals 
in all branches of athletics, and v?ho do so 
most unblushingly, yet we, by the strength 

of our own "bona fide " students, are able to 
compete successfully with them. The Fac- 
ulty and student body of Bowdoin believe as 
firmly in the purity of athletic sports as in 
the purity of politics, and refuse in the 
slightest degree to descend to the degrading 
and demoralizing practices now in vogue in 
our sister institutions. What honor can 
there be for a college or university to win 
victories with professional aid? Surel}' every 
student in such an institution, within his in- 
most heart can not be as jubilant over a vic- 
tory thus gained, as over one won by a 
"straight" college team. At Bowdoin we 
always have stood for, and always will insist 
upon, purity in athletics, and let each mem- 
ber of every Bowdoin team and every stu- 
dent in our college remember that our glori- 
ous victories of the past and our coming 
victories of the future have been and will be 
won by honest teams of Bowdoin men with- 
out "the aid of mercenaries." Our motto 
for athletics, as well as for all other branches 
of college life, is the old aphorism, " esse 
quam videri." 

'D'NOTHER Worcester meet has come and 
/ ■*■ gone, and we find the track team still 
higher in its standing. Although one of the 
smallest teams at the games, ours won fourth 
place. Our men worked hard and showed 
that they were willing to make a strong fight. 
Fortune was against us in some events, but 
our men took renewed courage. Our repu- 
tation in Massachusetts is growing, and our 
teams are becoming very popular. We have 
-done well at Worcester; now let us go to 
Waterville and repeat last year's victory. 
Let all go who can, and let our team have 
good support. At Worcester the lack of 
Bowdoin supporters was painfully evident, 
but where the distance is less great we 
should have a large delegation. Nothing 
helps a team, that is properly trained, more 



than moral support. We are proud of our 
standing in track athletics, and we have a 
right to be. If money is needed next week 
to go to Waterville, do not be afraid to pay 
your share ; it all goes for a good cause. 

WE must not feel discouraged over our 
Saturday's defeat at base-ball. It was 
rather hard to lose a game that was practi- 
cally won, but such is the uncertainty of 
the game. We have had a good season thus 
far and we ought to be proud of our team's 
work. It only remains for the team to go in 
and fight for the rest of the games. To the 
team we say, "Do your best;" and to the 
college, " Attend the games and support the 

TITHE meeting of the representatives from 
-^ the various college publications, in Bos- 
ton, was one of interest and profit. Various 
items of importance were fully discussed, 
and the results of such an association must 
be mutually helpful. The Oeient, in join- 
ing the organization, feels that much good 
will be derived, and that whatever schemes 
for bettering the college papers that come 
from such meetings will be heartily sub- 
scribed to. Sixteen colleges were represented 
and business sessions were held during the 
day, the Vhole affair concluding with a din- 
ner at the Vendome. There is no better way 
to increase the feeling of progressive unity 
in college matters of all kinds than by having 
the editors of the various publications meet 
annually and talk over the ways and means 
of improving the college journals. The 
Orient became a member for this purpose, 
and we hope the college may be benefited 

The following colleges publish daily journals : 
Cornell, Harvard, University of Michigan, Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, Leland Stanford, Brown, Wis- 
consin, and Princeton. 

Psi Upsilon Convention. 
TPHE sixty-third annual convention of the 
^ Psi Upsilon Fraternity was held with 
the Phi Chapter at the University of Michi- 
gan, on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of iMay. The 
delegates and alumni were informally and 
cordially welcomed at the Chapter House of 
the Phi on Wednesday evening. 

Thursday forenoon and afternoon were 
devoted to business sessions. 

The literary exercises in the evening, 
held in University Hall, were' presided over 
by Hon. M. L. D'Ooge, Phi, '62. Prayer was 
offered by Rev. Samuel Goodale, Theta, '36, 
one of the founders of the fraternity. 

Then followed a discussion of some of 
the Phases of University Education, by James 
B. Angell, LL.D., Sigma, '49; Rt. Rev. Will- 
iam S. Perry, Alpha, '54; Hon. Lawrence 
Maxwell, Phi, '74; and George Plenry Fox, 
M.D., Upsilon, '67. 

The poem was delivered by Richard 
Hovey, Zeta, '85. A pleasing feature of the 
evening was the organ voluntary by Profes- 
sor Stanley, on the great Columbian organ. 

After a brief business session on P^iday 
forenoon, every one hastened to lunch and 
to the special train for Detroit. At the 
wharf near the Detroit station was a large 
steamer with over a hundred ladies aboard. 
An orchestra and a caterer added much to 
the pleasure of the sail along the beautiful 

The banquet at the Russell House in the 
evening was a great success. One hundred 
and fifty Psi U's were present. Henry P. 
Field, Gamma, '80, was toast-master, and 
among the speakers were Rev. Samuel Good- 
ale, Theta, '36; Charles W. Smiley, Xi, '74; 
Herbert L. Bridgman, Gamma, '66; Henry 
E. Bodman, Phi, '96 ; and Henry Vilas, Rho, 
'96. Mr. Hovey, by request, repeated the 
poem which he delivered at the '93 conven- 

The delegates from the Kappa were Jerre 



Hacker Libby, '96, aud Stephen Emerson 
Young, '98. 

The next convention is to be held with 
the Xi Chapter at Wesleyan. 

Canoeing Up the Songo. 

0UR plan was to start from Sebago Lake 
station, paddle up the east side of Lake 
Sebago to Songo River, and up the Songo 
and Brandy Pond to Long Lake. The can- 
vas canoe which was to carry us on our jour- 
ney was a very light one. It was sixteen 
feet long, narrow, and measured only ten 
inches at the bow. 

All our plans were made, and the neces- 
sary articles carefully packed away in the 
small lockers. That we might have an early 
start the next morning, we took the evening 
train for Sebago station. We awoke with 
the first song of the birds; the sky was still 
gray, and the waves, licking the sandy beach, 
reflected the sombre tones of breaking day. 
The morning was cool and the wind was 
still blowing. We pulled our sweaters up 
around our necks, buttoned up our coats, and 
hastened to the canoe. In a few moments we 
had the "Sylvia" launched, and were off. 

The fresh, cool breeze of this early Septem- 
ber morning invigorated us. We were glad 
to stretch our arms, and with every stroke of 
the paddle we felt our frail little craft leap 
through the water. After paddling about 
three miles, we put ashore across from In- 
dian Island and prepared breakfast. Having 
swung our coffee-pot over a snapping fire, 
we soon made a good cup of coffee, which, 
with our rolls and meat, much refreshed us. 
When we again took up the paddles the sun 
was just rising over the hills in the east, 
crowning every ripple with a crest of gold. 

We skirted along the eastern shore, 
crossed Jordan Bay, and in the distance saw 
the spires of the sleepy old town of Ray- 
mond. As the sun rose, the mountains in 

the west took on a bluer cast, and the 
nearer wooded hills looked darker than ever 
as the shadows deepened with the rising sun. 
We noiselessly skimmed along, enjoying the 
scenery on all sides, and about ten o'clock 
reached the Images. 

This is a cliff which rises abruptly from 
the clear water, and dei'ives its name from 
the paintings that cover its perpendicular 
sides.' Wherever a bare, smooth place offers 
a good opportunity, figures of Indians are 
painted. They are represented as dancing, 
hunting, and fighting. These figures have 
been here for ages, and no one knows who 
first painted them. The old settlers of this 
region think that the Indians themselves 
first put them there. 

We landed at the Images, and spent about 
an hour roaming over the ledges, and lunch- 
ing on the huckleberries which grew very 
large on the top of the cliff. We went into 
Hawthorne's cave and drank of the bubbling 
spring, then climbed up into the Indian pul- 
pit. It was here, in the Indian pulpit, that 
Hawthorne, when a boy, loved to sit and 
read. The same things which we now saw 
before us, the islands here and there dotting 
the blue lake, the wooded iiills and the 
mountains fading in the distance, furnished 
material for the early compositions of this 
great author. Here at Raymond, on the 
shore of Lake Sebago, Hawthorne lived a 
short time after his father's death. His uncle, 
Robert Manning, provided a home for the 
family, and it was for him that Hawthorne 
wrote those early compositions, which show 
the same characteristics as his later works. 
He was fourteen years old when he came to 
the woods of Maine, where, he saj's, he "lived 
as free as the birds of the air." It was here 
he acquired that love for solitude which was 
so noticeable in after years. 

Leaving the Images we passed on for two 
or three miles, till we came to the little 
creek, which ran the mills at Hawthorne's 



old home. Here we beached our canoe, and 
soon the kettle was singing over the crackling 
fire of drift-wood, which everywhere lined 
the shores. After our hunger was satisfied, 
we followed up an old wood-road, lined on 
both sides with tall white pines, whose 
old dried spills, with spicy odor, made a 
carpet soft and smooth beneath the canopy 
of boughs. We came first to a little grave- 
yard, where we found the moss-covered stones 
of the Manning family. A short cut then 
brought us to the mills. Here we talked 
with an old man, and gathered some valuable 
bits of information about the place. After 
having gone through the Hawthorne house, 
known as "Manning's Folly," from its ambi 
tious size, we returned to the canoe. 

We had no sooner made one of the 
Dingiey Islands, than the wind began to pile 
high the waves, apd the white caps warned 
us not to venture out too far. About four 
we pitched camp on the edge of a tall growth 
of white birches, two miles from the mouth 
of the Songo. The next morning the wind 
subsided a little, but the waves were still 
running high. Our canoe rode the rough 
water very well; only now and then did we 
get a lapful of water, when a wave breaking 
over the bow would strike full force against 
the combing. About nine we entered the 
Songo. As we paddled up the stream we 
found there were twenty-two decided turns 
up to the lock. The distance, as the bird 
flies, is only two miles, but we, winding in 
and out, paddled seven. The banks below 
the lock are low, and lined with the trunks 
of huge trees, which had died more than 
thirty years ago. The grayish-blue trunks, 
raising their leafless tops to the sky, with 
long, scrawny limbs stretching out in all 
directions, give the landscape a lonesome and 
forsaken look. They are like some ancient 
ruins, which, from their gigantic remains," 
make the gazer wonder what they might 
have been in the days of their grandeur. 

The lock is the most interesting part of the 
trip. It was built years ago, when the canal- 
boats were running down the lake, through 
the old canal to Portland. Upper Songo is 
ten feet higher than the lower part of the 
river, and the wooded banks make close down 
to the water's edge. Here and there a tall, 
graceful birch with trembling leaves, hang- 
ing far out over the water, makes a cool and 
shady spot, where we, resting our paddles, 
would lazily float. The squirrels, running 
and scampering along the bank, would pause 
a moment with tails erect, and their black 
shining eyes blinking in astonishment, and 
at the least movement, off they would spring, 
bounding from stump to stump, and rattling 
the leaves in their path, till they were at a 
safe distance. 

As you shoot your ever-obedient canoe 
around a point, the bright scarlet leaves of a 
rock maple, surrounded by the dark green 
foliage of the pine, with the reflection in the 
dark water beneath, make a delightful change 
in the scenery. This part of the river is 
beautifully described by Longfellow, when 
he sings : 

" Nowhere such a devious stream, 
Save in fancy or in dream, 
Winding slow through bush aud bralie, 
Links together lake aud lake. 

" Walled with wood or sandy shelf, 
Ever doubling on itself. 
Plows this stream so still and slow 
That it scarcely seems to flow. 

" In the mirror of its tide, 
Tangled thickets on each side 
Hang inverted, and between. 
Floating cloud, or sky serene." 

From the Songo we passed through Brandy 
Pond into Long Lake. Here a few days were 
spent in fishing, sketching, and canoeing. 

On our homeward trip only the necessary 
stops were made. After two days of steady- 
paddling we reached Sebago station, and 
arrived home, having been away just a week. 



Bowdoir? ^ep§e. 

A Fact. 

How queer it is in college life, 

That one- or two should always strive, 

By dint of ridicule and jeer 

To turn a class from duty clear. 

But true it is as fact can be, 

That these same men can never see, 

'Tis not the Prof., who sits so cool. 

But they thenaselves who play the fool. 

But give them more to say and then- 
Well, they know how to manage men.) 

He spoke again : " You must have guessed 
My meaning from the words expressed. 
You know the word. Come, say it, do! 
One little word between my two. 

" What's this? You still refuse to speak 1 
I wait a year? No, not a week ! 
I'm not at all that kind of man; 
If you won't speak, I guess I can. 

"I know I'm acting rashly, still 
That space 'twixt 'Ich' and 'Dich' to fill 
Palls to my lot, and I must do 
What really should be done by you. 

" 'Tis useless thus for me to try 
Prom out your lips that word to pry. 
I'll try no more, my dear. Lass mich 
Nur worts drei— Ich li6be dich ! " 

A Tale of Barberism. 

He was a Bowdoiu Sophomore; 

You might tell it by his stride. 
By the way he had his hat on, 

And his haughty air of pride. 

He entered a Brunswick barber shop. 

And in reckless tone and rash 

Spoke out to the knight of the razor: 

" Please shave off my moustache." 

The barber gazed in wonder wild, 
As he asked in accents strong : 
"If you wanted it shaved off, my child, 
Why didn't you bring it along?" 

A Day in May. 

The day is cool, the sky is fair, 
A thousand perfumes flood the air 
Which all the passing breezes bear ; 
While all the greenness everywhere 
Proclaims a day in May. 

To-day the fragrant silence sings 

Ich — Dich. 

A winter night in 'ninety-five. 
Before they at her home arrive 
He stopped and slowly to her said : 
" I'll tell you something." She bowed her head. 

He paused to give her time to speak. 
But had he seen her burning cheek 
He'd know that she his secret knew, 
And hence her words must needs be few. 

"I want to make in just three words 
A declaration ; I, two-thirds 
Of these will say, and you, I trust, 
Will guess the missing word. You must. 

" The iirst, a common word is, ' Ich,' 

The next is , the third is ' Dich.' 

Now surely 'tis an easy task 

From off that word to take the mask." 

(But ah ! these maids, full well they know 
When to say " Yes," or answer " No." 

Of all the loveliness May brings. 
Of every beauty rare that clings. 
Of every sweetest charm that springs 
Prom hidden depths of May. 

While all of Nature's mystery 
Doth rise and fall in unity. 
Doth ebb and flow in harmony, 
With the mystic soul that throbs in mo 
On such a day in May. 

The authorities of Chicago University vetoed 
the request of the students to invite Debs to address 
them. He is regarded by the Paoulty as belonging 
to a dangerous element. 

Leland Stanford, Jr., University is the only col- 
lege in the United States that publishes a daily 
paper of more than four pages. Their Daily Palo 
Alto was recently enlarged to six pages. 

Eight thousand women in this country have 
graduated from reputable colleges and universities, 
co-educational or otherwise. 



Coming Events. 
May .30— Memorial Day. Holiday. 
May 30 — Bowdoin vs. Exeter, at Exeter. 
June 2, 3, 4— Intercollegiate Tennis Tour- 
nament, at Portland. 
June 3— Bowdoin vs. Bates, at Lewistou. 
June 5 — Maine Intercollegiate Field Meet, 
at Waterville. 
June 6 — Bowdoin vs. M. S. C, at Brunswick. 
June 9 — Bowdoin vs. W. P. I., at Brunswick. 
June 12 — Ivy Day. 
June 15-19 — Examinations. 
June 21 — Baccalaureate Sermon . 
June 22 — Junior Prize Declamations. 
June 23 — Class Day. 

June 24 — Graduation Exercises o£ Medical School. 
June 24— Meeting of * B K. 
June 25 — Commencement Day. 
June 25 — Alumni Dinner. 

What a pretty girl "Benuie " makes ! 

Parker, '95, visited the college last week. 

Briggs, '94, was on the campus last week. 

Dunnacb, '97, preached at Poland Sunday. 

Ellsworth, '97, is preaching at Pittston, Me. 

Blair, '95, was seen on the campus last week. 
The '96 Commencement parts will be due'June 1st. 

Moulton, '98, has gone to Bar Harbor for the 

0. D. Smith has been with us for two weeks 

Hatch, '97, has been absent from college for a 
few days. 

Quite a crowd of students attended the circus 
last week. 

Hunt, '98, has returned from a successful term 
of teaching. 

It looked quite natural to see Ross, '94, on 
the campus. 

Articles for the English Composition Prize are 
due June 1st. 

Hon. J. W. Phillips, '58, was on the campus one 
day recently. 

Blake, '97, has returned to college, after a 
week's absence. 

The Seniors and Juniors are marching nearly 
every day now. 

The local jokes in the Mascot were well appre- 
ciated by the audience. 

Phillips, '99, has been confined to his room by 
sickness for some time. 

Lord, '95, was here to witness the Bates-Bow- 
doin game of Saturday. 

The Seniors will hold their banquet in Lewiston, 
probably at the Atwood. 

President Hyde will have an article in June 
Scribner's on his college life. 

Williamson, '98, has gone to take up his sum- 
mer's work at Gorham, N. H. 

Home, '97, has been coaching the Gouid Academy 
track-athletic team at Bethel. 

Albee, '99, who has been at home nursing a lame 
ankle, is once more in college. 

The Freshmen are getting some excellent prac- 
tice at dodging bags of water. 

Extensive changes and repairs were made in the 
Brunswick post-office last week. 

The '97 Bugle is in the hands of the printers. 
It will be out in about two weeks. 

Doherty and Quimby, both of the Class of '95, 
recently paid a visit to the college. 

Captain Chase of Dartmouth took thirty-five 
men to Worcester for the athletic meet. 

Topliff, '99, left college early, and is spending 
his vacation at his home in Evauston, 111. 

Laycock, '98, will leave college soon to take up 
his summer's work in the South and West. 

Small, '96, entertained the '68 Prize Speakers in 
a very enjoyable spread at Given's last week. 

The Columbian Orchestra of Lawrence, Mass., 
will furnish music for Ivy Day and the Ivy Hop. 

The delegates to the New England Intercollegi- 
ate Press Association report a very enjoyable trip. 

The tennis tournament was very lively. Several 

surprises surprised the last year players in the finals. 

The wind storm of last Friday broke a large 

branch from one of the maple trees in front of the 


Among the new apparatus at the Science Build- 
ing is a fluoroscope, by means of which the beating 
of the heart can be seen. 

The picture of "Our Girls," in the Mascot, 
attracted quite an amount of attention in the store 
windows about town. 



The former excitement in tbe class boat race at 
about this time of the year is missed by the upper- 
classmen and the returning alumni. 

Mr. Grarcelon met the candidates for the track 
and field team for the last time last week. His 
work here has been highly satisfactory. 

The Maine Intercollegiate Field Day will be held 
Friday, June 5th, at Waterville. It rather looks as 
though Bowdoin would be represented. 

The Senior base-ball game, contrary to custom, 
will be played at 4 p.m., June 4th. The captains of 
the two nines are Newbegin and Leighton. 

About a score went up from Bowdoin to attend 
the Bates-Maine State College game last week. 
They were all friends and cheerers of Maine State. 

The boys are taking the old Sunday walk to 
Gurnet for a shore supper. It is indeed a pleasant 
Sunday afternoon stroll, and is also as beneficial as 

The speakers in the Junior Prize Declamation 
will be : Haines, Hagar, White, Varrell, Coggan, 
Dunnack, Condon, Bean, Cook, Pratt, MacMillan, 

The Exeter boys stopped over night after last 
Wednesday's game. They all seemed very much 
pleased with the manner in which they were treated 
by the students. 

Hagar, '97, Baxter, '98, and Marston, '99, repre- 
sented the Bowdoin Oeient at the New England 
Intercollegiate Press Association Convention in 
Boston, May 22d. 

Captain Home, '97, and Kendall, '98, were com- 
petitors at the Harvard Games in Cambridge. 
Home won first place in the high hurdles and third 
in the low hurdles. 

Professor Chapman attended the Commence- 
ment exercises of the Bangor Theological Seminary. 
He was re-elected president of the board of trustees 
of the institution. 

A stranger, looking at the "Mascot" photo- 
graphs in one of the store windows, was heard to 
remark that there was nothing slow at all about 
Bowdoin's "co-eds." 

The number of books taken from the library in 
April was 815, a daily average of 27. This is a 
very large number for April, as compared with the 
month in other years. The greatest number taken 
out on any one day was 92 on the 15th. 

Considering the track and the weather, wonder- 
fully good time was made at the college field day. 
Of course the competition was especially active 

from the fact that the make-up of the Worcester 
team was to be influenced almost entirely by the 
individual records of the day. 

The Sophomores have a novelty in theme re- 
quirements posted on the bulletin-board. Each 
one is required to write a memorial address to the 
citizens of his native town, on one of the following 
subjects, due May 27th : 

A Defense of War. 

A Plea for Arbitration. 

Need of Patriotism in Time of Peace. 

Good Citizenship. 

Grand Army of the Republic. 

Dangers of Prosperity. 

Mr. Rich has accepted the pastorate of the 
Congregational Church in Stockbridge, Mass. The 
church was the first pastorate of Dr. Lyman 
Beecher, father of Henry Ward Beecher. Mr. 
Rich will assume his new duties in the fall. 

Two teams from the Junior Class played a noisy 
and exciting game of base-ball (?) on the delta last 
week. The " Free-Traders," Captain Andros, de- 
feated the "Protectionists," Captain White, 18-17. 
The umpiring of Bodge and Ward was very sat- 
isfactory (1). 

The third of the Four Song Recitals was given 

in Memorial Hall a week ago Thursday night. 

Although Miss Vaunah and Mr. Turner were obliged 

to give several encores, still Miss Bartlett was 

plainly the favorite of the evening. Memorial Hall 

was well filled. The following is the programme of 

the recital : 

Part I. 

Intermezzo . — Meyer-Helmund . 
Intelioe (Ernani). — Verdi. 

a How Can I Sing? ) Bartlett-Vannab. 
0. Somewhere. j 

Miss Vannah. 
Mr. Turner. 

Miss Bartlett. 

Mr. Turner. 

Miss Bartlett. 

Golden Argosy. — Hope Temple. 
Biondina.— Gounod. 

Part II. 
Poeme Erotique.— Grieg. Miss Vannah. 

Good Bye, Summer.— Tosti. Bartlett. 

Er, der Herrlichste von Allen.— Schumann. 

Mr. Turner. 
Recitation. Miss Bartlett. 

Venetian Boat Song.— Blumenthal. 

Miss Bartlett and Mr. Turner. 

Hon. Mellen Chamberlain of Chelsea, Mass., has 
recently presented tu the library several old invita- 
tions to Commencement Balls and other college 
events in the early part of the century. They are 
very interesting in other respects, but chiefly in that 
they show the scarcity of thick paper in those days, 
some of the invitations being printed on the back 



of playing cards. They have been placed in the 
case in the library among the curiosities. 

The geraniums placed in the windows of the 
different halls under the direction of Professor 
Johnson add a great deal to the appearance of the 
buildings. The idea is a very pretty one, and the 
students thoroughly appreciate the more civilized 
atmosphere of the window gardens. 

At a time when two members of our Faculty 
have, by their discoveries in connection with the X- 
rays, been attracting the universal attention of sci- 
entists, it is pleasing to be reminded of the attain- 
ments of another of our professors in another field of 
science. Professor Ji. A. Lee has been invited to 
join an expedition which will visit Northern Labra- 
dor the coming summer. This expedition is being 
organized under the leadership of Professor Charles 
E. Hite of Philadelpliia. The party will make the 
voyage in the steamer " Kite," which conveyed 
Lieutenant Peary to Greenland on his first expedi- 
tion. The purpose of the expedition is to make a 
study of the Zoology, Archaeology, and Botany of 
that little-known region. Professor Lee was offered 
the position of Zoologist, but finds it impossible to 
accept the appointment. 

During the past two weeks the annual tenuis 
tournament has been played. The number of 
players has been much larger than usual, but the 
pleasant weather has permitted the matches to be 
played off rapidly. W. W. Fogg, '96, won the sin- 
gles tournament, but was defeated by Philip Dana, 
'96, the holder of the championship. These two 
men will represent the college in singles at the 
Maine Intercollegiate Tournament in Portland nest 
week. The tournament in doubles has been won by 
J. F. Dana, '98, and H. R. Ives, '98, who play the 
present champions, P. Dana, '96, and W. W. Fogg, 
'96. These two pairs will probably be the ones to 
play in Portland. Wright &. Ditson generously 
presented a Sears Special racquet as a prize, and 
Dame, Stoddard & Kendall likewise kindly fur- 
nished a yuincy Expert racquet through Lynch & 

Preliminary Round. 

C. Eastman, '96, vs. S. Ackley, '97, 6-0, 6-2 

H. M. Varrell, '97, vs. A. P. Fairfield, '99, . . 6-3, 6-2 



. . 6-0, 
6-2, 0-6 
6-4, 1-6: 

. . 6-0 

M. Nelson, '99, vs. P. W. Davis, '97, 
H. White, Jr., '99, vs. C. H. Holmes 

E. Drake, '98, vs. F. R. Marsh, '99, 

F. Dana, '99, vs. "VV. T. Veazie, '99, 
W. Coburn, '96, vs. H. Oakes, '96, 
R. Ives, '98, vs. W. P. McKown, '98, 
Keyes, '96, vs. W. H. Smith, '99 6-3, 

G. Pratt, '97, vs. P. C. Haskell, '99 6-3 

E. Dunnack, '97, vs. E. T. Minott, '98, . 7-5, 6-8 
W. Briggs, '99, vs. F. B. Smith, '96, detauH. 

E. Randall, '99, vs. B. J. Fitz, '97 6-3 

"Warren, '96, vs. W. L. Came, '99, . . 6-4, 3-6: 

P. Cook, '97, vs. C. Sturgis, '99, 6-0: 

Webster, Jr., '98, vs. J. W. Hewitt, '97, . . 6-2: 
. B. Moulton, '99, vs. W. W. Robinson, '96, default. 

First Round. 
H. Clark, "87, vs. G. T. Ordway, '96, . . 3-6, (3-2: 

F. Dana, '98, vs. W. S. M. Kelley, '99, default. 

E. Carmichael, '97, vs. T. D. Bailey, '96, . . 6-9 
S. A. Kimball, M., vs. J. E. Frost, '96, . . 6-0 

Eastman, '96, vs. H. M. Varrell, '97, . . 6-t, 3-6, 
, H. White, Jr., '99, vs. E. M. Nelson, '99, . . 6-4: 

F. Dana, '99, vs. F. E. Drake, '98, .... 6-2 
R. Ives, '98, vs. H. W. Coburn, '96, default. 

G. Pratt, '97, vs. P. Keyes, '96 6-1 

E. Dunnack, '97, vs. F. W. Briggs, '99, . . 6-0: 

E. Randall, '99, vs. M. Warren, '96, .... 6-4 
Webster, Jr., '98, vs. A. P. Cook, '97, ... 6-1 
. B. Moulton, '99, vs. H. H. Webster, '99, . . 7-5, 
. W. Spear, '98, vs. S. O. Andros, '97, default. 
. W. Fogg, '96, vs. W. T. Merrill, '99, . . . 6-1, 
Pulsiter, '97, vs. W. S. Mitchell, '96, .... 6-0, 

Second Round. 

F. Dana, '98, vs. R. H. Clark, '97 6-1 

. S. A. Kimball, M., vs. G. E. Carmichael, '97, 6-1 

Eastman, '96, vs. W. H. White, Jr., '99, . . 6-3, 

P. Dana, '99, vs. H. R. Ives, '98, 6-2, 

G. Pratt, '97, vs. H. E. Dunnack, '97, . . . 6-2, 
Webster, Jr., '98, vs. R. E. Randall, '99, . . 6-1 
W. Spear, '98, vs. W. B. Moulton, '99, . . . 6-1 
. W. Fogg, '96, vs. C. Pulsiter, '97, . . 4-6, 6-0: 

Third Round. 
F. Dana, '98, vs. AV. S. A. Kimball, M., . . 6-4: 

F. Dana, '99, vs. C. Eastman, '96 6^: 

Webster, Jr., '98, vs. E. G. Pratt, '97, . . . 6-3, 
. W. Fogg, '96, vs. W. W. Spear, '98, . . 3-6, 7-5 
Fourth Round. 

F. Dana, '99, vs. J. F. Dana, '98, 6-2: 

. W. Fogg, '96, vs. B. Webster, Jr., '98, ... 9-7: 
W. W. Fogg, '96, vs. H. F. Dana, '99, . . 6-2, 6-4 

Championship Match. 
P. Dana, '96, Champion, vs. W. W. Fogg, '96, 6^, 7-5 







Preliminary Round. 
J. F. Dana, '98, and H. R. Ives, '98, ( 

J. E. Frost, '96, and W. S. Mitchell, '96, ( ' 
H. F. Dana, '99, and W. H. White, Jr., '99, 
W. H. Smith, '99, and P. C. Haskell, '99, 
E. G. Pratt, '97, and C. Pulsifer, '97, j 

W. T. Merrill, '99, and L. L. Cleaves, '99, ) 

6-0, 6-0 

3-6, 6-4, 6-4 



M. Warren, '96, and F. B. Smith, '96, ) r i 9_k nji 

P. Keyes, '96, and C. Eastman, '96, J ' o-^. ^ o. ""^ 

A. P. book, '97, and W. W. Spear, '98, ) ,iof,„it 
H. W. Coburn, '96, and W. S. A. Kimball, m, j"'^^*'^"^- 
W. L. Came, '99, and E. M. Nelson, '99, ( r n r_i 
J. H. Libby, '96, and G. T. Ordway, '96, j • • o ". « » 

First Round. 

R. E. Randall, '99, and W. B. Moultou, '99, ) 7 c n_7 

B. J. Fitz, '97, and E. L. Hall, '98, J ■ ' °' ■' ' 
J. F. Dana, '98, and H. R. Ives, '98, ( ^r r_n 
H. F. Dana, '99, and W. H. White, Jr., '99, j ' ^~^' ^' 
E. 6. Pratt, '97, and C. Pulsifer, '97, ) r o r o 
M. AVarren, '96, and F. B. Smith, '96, } . . . u .i, b - 
A. P. Cook, '97, and W. W. Spear, '98, | r o 7 r; 
W. L. Came, '99, and E. M. Nelson, '99, ]••■"-.<» 

Second Round, 
J. F. Dana, '98, and H. E. Ives, '98, ) ,■ 1 p 1 

R. E. Randall, '99, and W. B. Moulton, '99, j • "-^' ^^"^ 
A. P, Cook, '97, and W. W. Spear, '98, I r o 7 1- 

E. G. Pratt, '97, and C. Pulsifer, '97, ( ' ' ' "' ''"^ 

J. F. Dana, '98, and H. R. Ives, '98, ) cArnQnri 
A. P. Cook, '97, and W. W. Spear, '98, j ^^' ''"'"' ■^'' ""^ 


Bowdoin, 18 ; Colby, S. 

In the second game of the league, Wednesday, 
the 13th, Colby was again clearly outclassed, Bow- 
doin winuing as she pleased in a loose and uninter- 
esting game. In the third, fourth, and fifth inning 
Colby made a brace and played good ball, shutting 
out our team, but after that, went to pieces, and we 
scored at will. 

Haines made his first error of the season, behind 
the bat, while Bryant, Bodge, and Greenlaw did 
some hard hitting. 

Again, Putnam at second was Colby's star. 
■ Libby pitched an excellent game, and had his 
support been better, Colby's score would have been 
much smaller, for most of then- runs were made on 
errors. The score : 


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

Haines, c, 4 3 1 7 1 

Bodge, r.f., 6 3 4 1 

Bryant, c.f., 6 3 5 3 1 

Coburn, s.s., 4 3 2 2 6 2 

Dane, 2b., 6 1 2 2 

Hull, lb., 3 2 1 7 

Greenlaw, l.f., 6 1 3 2 1 

Libby, p 5 2 2 3 1 

Soule, 3b., 5 1 3 

Totals, 43 18 20 27 10 8 


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

Burton, c.f., 5 2 1 1 2 

Desmond, r.f 3 1 

Patterson, p 5 1 1 6 

Coffin, c., 4 1 4 2 1 

V. Putnam, 2b., 5 1 1 7 1 1 

Watkins, l.f., 3 2 1 1 

H. Putnam, lb 5 2 1 11 1 

Austin, s.s., .5 1 1 4 

looker, 3b., 5 2 2 3 3 

Totals, 40 8 9 27 17 6 

Innings 123456789 

Bowdoin, 26000 3 43 0—18 

Colby 00030002 3—8 

Three-base hits— Bryant, Coburn. Two-base hits— 
Libby, Patterson, Greenlaw. Stolen bases— Bowdoin 7, 
Colby 4. Double play— Burton, Patterson, and H. Put- 
nam. Bases on called balls — Bowdoin 8, Colby 4. Hit by 
pitched ball -Desmond, Coffin. Struck out— by Libby 6, 
by Patterson 5. Passed bails— Colby G, Bowdoin 1. Wild 
pitches — Patterson 2. Time — 2 hours. Umpire— Folsom 
of Dartmouth. 

Bowdoin, 15; M. S. C, 7. 

Saturday, the 16th, Bowdoin played Maine State 
College for the first time this season, at Orono, and 
won in a loose and uninteresting game. 

M. S. C. started in with a rush, but was unable 
to lieep it up, while Bowdoin spurted in the fourth 
and kept on scoring throughout the rest of the 

Both Coburn and Dane had an off day, neither 
one getting a hit and both making numerous errors. 
Bodge pitched a steady game and was finely sup- 
ported by Haines. Bass also pitched well, but was 
poorly supported. The score : 

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

Haines, 6 2 1 1 6 2 

Bodge, p 2 4 1 3 

Bryant, o.£., 4 2 2 2 3 1- 

Coburn, s.s., 5 1 2 5 4 

Dane, 2b., 3 6 3 3 

Hull, lb 4 1 1 6 

Greenlaw, l.f 5 2 2 2 2 

Libby, r.f., 5 2 2 5 

Soule, 3b 3 2 2 3 2 1 1 

Totals, 37 15 11 17 27 11 9 

M. S. C. 

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

Bass, p 5 3 

Libby, lb 5 2 2 3 7 2 

Farrell, 3b 1 2 2 1 

P. Palmer, c, .... 4 1 1 1 5 1 2 

Welch, s.s 5 1 1 1 2 3 2 

Crockett, r.f., .... 5 1 1 

E. Palmer, l.f 4 1 1 2 1 2 

Dolley, 2b. 5 3 3 2 

Brann, c.f., 2 1 3 

Totals, 36 7 6 7 24 12 10 

Innings 1234507 8 9 

Bowdoin 10262101 2—15 

M. S. C, 4 2 10 — 7 

Struck out — by Bodge 3, by Bass 4. Two-base hits — 
Soule, Libby, and Libby. Three-base hit— Bodge. Stolen 
bases — Farrell, Palmer 2, Brann 1, Bodge 1, Hull 1, Soule 1. 
Wild pitch— Bodge. Time— 2 hours 15 minutes. Umpire— 
Folsom, Dartmouth, '95. 

Bowdoin, 22; Exeter, 5. 

Wednesday, May 20th, Bowdoin won her fifth 
consecutive victory by defeating Exeter. The game 
was played on the delta and was loug and uninter- 

Exeter was severely handicapped by the loss of 
her regular catcher. Williams, who caught, is a 



new man at that position, and sliowed it plainly, 
being responsible for several of Bowdoin's runs. 

Libby pitched an excellent game, and his home- 
run drive was the feature of the game. 

For Exeter, Little did the best work, both at the 
bat and in the field, making a star catch of a liner 
in the seventh. The score: 


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

Haines, c, 6 5 4 8 14 

Bodge, r.f 5 2 3 3 1 1 

Bryant, c.f., 4 1 1 1 

Coburn, s.s 6 3 3 6 3 4 2 

Dane, 2b ...5 2 2 

Hull, lb., 4 2 2 3 3 1 1 

Greenlaw, l.f., .... 6 2 1 1 1 1 

Libby, p 6 5 4 9 1 

Soule, 3b 5 2 2 3 1 1 

Totals, 47 22 19 33 27 8 6 


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

Smith, 2b., 4 2 2 2 

Lydecker, s..s., .... 4 1 1 1 2 4 
W. J. Gibbons, c.f., ..5100301 

"Williams, c, 5 3 6 4 

Little, 3b., 3 1 3 3 2 2 1 

Beach, r.f., 5 2 2 2 

Plunkett, l.f 5 1 

Haas, lb 3 13 2 

Robertson, p., .... 4 1 1 1 3 2 

Totals, 38 5 7 7 27 17 12 

Innings 123456789 

Bowdoin, 15213054 1—22 

Exeter, 10001210 0—5 

Base on balls — by Libby 2, by Robertson 3. Hit by 
pitched ball — by Libby 3. Struck out — by Libby 13, by 
Robertson 6. Passed balls — Haines, Williams. Wild 
pitch — Libby. Two-base hits — Haines 2, Coburn 2, Hull, 
Soule, and Libby 2. Home run — Libby. Stolen bases — 
Bowdoin 12, Exeter 2. Umpire — AVillard, '98. 

Bates, 16; Bowdoin, 13. 
Saturday, May 23d, Bowdoin's winning career in 
base-ball was stopped by Bates in a loose but 
exciting game. The game was played on the delta 
and the largest crowd of the season was present. 
Both pitchers wore hit hard and loose playing was 
indulged in by both teams. Bowdoin had the game 
won until the ninth inning, when, after a chance to 
retire Bates without a run-, our team weakened and 
lost the game through inability to hit at critical 
points. The score : 


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

Douglass, 2b 6 4 4 4 2 4 3 

Palsifer, s.s 7 1 2 3 2 5 4 

Burrill, l.f., p 7 3 1 2 3 1 

Gerrish, c, 6 1 1 1 14 1 1 

Quinn, 3b 5 1 2 3 1 

Penley, lb 6 2 2 6 8 1 

Slattery, p., l.f., ... 6 1 1 1 3 1 

Bennett, c.f 6 2 2 5 2 1 

Hinckley, r.f., .... 5 2 1 2 1 

Totals 54 16 16 27 33 13 13 


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

Haines, c, 7 3 3 3 10 1 

Bodge, p. 6 1 2 3 3 1 

Bryant, c.f 7 2 2 2 1 2 

Coburn, s.s., 6 4 3 7 111 3 

Dane, 2b 7 2 3 3 3 2 2 

Hull, lb 5 1 12 1 1 

Libby, r.f 7 

Greenlaw, l.f., .... 7 2 2 3 2 2 2 

Soule, 3b 5 2 1 3 

Totals 57 15 15 21 *31 20 15 

* Winning run made with one out. 
Innings, ...123456789 10 11 

Bates 310 3 003050 1—16 

Bowdoin, ....6111004200 0—15 

Two-base hits — Pulsifer, Burrill, Penley, Hinckley. 
Three-base hits — Coburn, Penley. Home run — Bennett. 
Bases on balls— by Slattery 13, Bodge 10. Stolen bases- 
Bates 2, Bowdoin 2. Passed balls — Haines, Gerrish. Hit 
by pitched ball — Coburn, Quinn. Umpire — S. J. Kelley 
of Lewiston. Attendance — 700. 

The standing of the league is as follows : 

Played. Won. Lost. Per Cent. 

Bates 3 3 1.000 

Bowdoin 4 3 1 .750 

M. S. C, 3 1 2 .333 

Colby, 4 4 .000 


The tenth annual field day of the New England 
Intercollegiate Athletic Association was held on 
Worcester oval, Saturday, May 23d. This is the 
fourth year that Bowdoin has been represented, and 
this time represented by eleven men we won fourth 
place, against sixth for the last two years, with 
sixteen points to our credit. Home won second in 
both the high and low hurdles and second in the 
broad jump; Kendall was third in the two hundred 
twenty ; Sinkinson was third in the two-mile run ; 
and Godfrey won first in putting the shot. It is to 
be regretted that Soule was not in his old-time 
form, as the two-mile run was conceded to him 
by all. 

All the rest of the team did very creditable 
work and were close to the winners. 

Chase, Dartmouth's star hurdler and jumper, 
won 15 points this year, as last. 

New records were made for the Association in 
the hammer throw and putting the shot. 

The Boston Herald makes the following remarks : 

There were two genuine surprises, in the poor 
showing of Technology and the remarkably good 
scoring of Bowdoin. The down-easters have stuck 
to these games for three or four years, learning but 
not winning at first, then picking up an odd second 
or third, later finding a good long distance runner 
in Soule, who captured a first for his college two 
years ago. To-day Soule was considered at the 
outset oue of the surest things of the day when the 
two-mile run was started. Although he failed to 
win a place, and was even passed by a college mate, 



Bowdoin captured sixteen points, making a very 
good fourth. 

Bowdoin uncov^ered a sliotputting sleeper of the 
drowsiest tinge in Godfrey, showed a runner in Ken- 
dall worthy of excellent company, while J. H. Home, 
who was not altogether unknown heretofore, was a 
contending factor in at least three events. 

The hurdles might be as brieiiy dismissed, but 
for the necessity of mentioning Home of Bowdoin. 
S. Chase got both with little trouble, but Home 
actually made the world's champion hustle in the 
low hurdles. Of course. Chase does not pretend to 
be much of a low hurdler, but he is a good one, 
and Home showed the makings of a winner in 
another year. 

One of the funny incidents came up in the dis- 
comfiture of F. E. Smith of Brown, in the shot. 
He has been a crackajack for a long time now, but 
Godfrey of Bowdoin dared to put the shot five 
inches more than he did and got a first. There was 
a prompt protest, based on several things, such as 
charges of throwing the shot and that he stepped 
"on "the ring. This developed the fact that the 
required seven feet diameter took in the boundary 
marks, and the athlete could step on them if he 
liked. The protest was not allowed. 

Appended is the summary of the performances 
and of the points won by each college. In the 
latter table five points are given for a first, three 
for a second, and one for a third. 

One-hundred-yards run— First trial heat, won by H. H. 
Christopher, D. ; second, C. D. Blake, W.; time, 10 3-5s. 
Second trial, won by D. F. O'Brien, Br.; second, a tie 
between O. H. Gray, M. I. T., and E. W. Shead, Br.; 
time, 10 3-5s. Third trial, won by H. "VV. Ostby, Br. ; sec- 
ond, A. A. Pugh, M. I. T.; time, 10 4-5s. Fourth trial, 
won by H. T. Sears, D.; second, D. B. McMillan, Bow.; 
time, 10 4-5s. Heat for second men, won by O. H. Gray, 
M. I. T.; time, 10 4-5s. Final, won by D. F. O'Brien, Br.; 
second, H. H. Sears, D.; third, H. H. Christopher, D.; 
time, 10 2-5s. 

One hundred and twenty-yard hurdle race (hurdles 3ft. 
fiin.)— First trial heat, won by S. Chase, D.; second, W. B. 
Gates, A.; time, 17 l-5s. Second trial, won by J. H. Home, 
Bow.; second, A. Mossman, A.; time,16 3-5s. Third trial, 
won by O. W. Lundgren, W. P. I. : second, E. A. Summer, 
M.I.T. ; time, 16 3-5s. Heat for second men, won by A. Moss- 
man, A.; time, 17s. Final, won by S. Chase, D.; second, 
J. H. Home, Bow.; third, A. Mossman, A.; time, 16 l-5s. 

Eight hundred and eighty-yard run — Won by C. E 
Bolser, D.; second, H. P. Kendall, A.; third, A. W 
Boston, D.; time, 2m. 3s. 

Two-mile bicycle race— First trial heat, won by G. L. 
Gary, D.; second, H. B. Farnum, M. I. T.; time, 5m. 
36 2-5s. Second trial, won by C. F. Schipper, Br.; second, 
C. M. Donahue, Tufts; time, 6m. 33 3-5s. Third trial, won 
by B. F. Andrews, Wes. ; .second, A. Cole, Tr. ; time, 6m. 
5 3-5s. Final, won by G. L. Gary, D.; second, C. M. Don- 
ahue, Tufts; third, H. B. Farnum, M. I. T.; time, 6m. 
28 l-5s. 

Four hundred and forty-yard run^-First trial heat, won 
by G. B. Stebbins, M. I. T.; second, C. F. Kendall, Bow.; 
third, Alfred Boston, D. ; time, 52 l-5s. Second trial, won 

by R. T. Elliott, A.; second, W. J. Gunn, Br.; third, 

E. F. Hull, Br.; time, 53 l-5s. Third trial, won by C. L. 
Vaughn, W. P. I.; second, W. H. Ham, D.; third, F. K. 
Taft, Br.; time, 53 2-5s. Final, won by G. B. Stebbins, 
M. I. T.; second, E. T. Elliott, A.; third, W. H. Ham, D.; 
time, 52 3-5s. 

One-mile run — Won by J.N. Pringle, D.; second, F. 
A. Tower, Wes.; third, S. B. Furbish, A.; time, 4m. 

42 4-5s. 

Two hundred and twenty-vard liurdle race (hurdles 
2ft. 6in.)— First trial heat won'by H. H. Moore, W. P. I.; 
second, A. S. North, Wes.; time, 28 l-5s. Second trial, 
won by S. Chase, D.; second, A. Mossman, A.; time, 27s. 
Third trial, won by J. H. Home, Bow.; second, W. A. 
Sparks, Tr.; time, 27 4-5s. Heat for second men, won by 
A. Mossman, A.; time, 28 3-5s. Final, won by S. Chase, 
D.; second, J. H. Home, Bow.; third, A. Mossman, A.; 
time, 26 l-5s. 

Pole vault— Won by N. A. Wyatt, Wes., 10ft. 8 3-4in.; 
second, R. P. Wilder, D., 10ft. 6in.; third, B. L. Morgan, 
A., 10ft. Sin. 

Putting the 16-pound shot— Won l)y E. R. Godfrey, 
Bow., 38ft. 6 l-2in.; second, F. E. Smith, Br., 38ft. 1 l-2in.; 
third, M. H. Tyler, A., 35ft. Sin. 

Throwing 16-pound hammer — Won by F. E. Smith, 
Br., 123ft. 8 l-2in.; second. J. P. Coombs, Br., 108ft. 2in.; 
third, R. E. Healey, Tufts, 103ft. 

Two hundred and twenty-yard run — Winners in trials, 
C. F. Kendall, Bow., 24s.; 0. D. Blake, W., 24 l-5s.; C. 

F. Vaughn, W. P. I., 243.; D. F. O'Brien, Br., 24s.; A. H. 
Pugh, M. I. T., 23 3-5s.; G. W. Rowbothan, Tufts, 24s. 
R. T. Elliott, A., 23 4-5S.; H. H. Sears, D., 24s. Second 
round, first heat, won by O'Brien; second, Kendall; time, 
23 2-5S.; second heat, won by R. T. Elliott, A.; second, 
H. H. Sears, D.; time, 24s. Final, won by D. F. O'Brien, 
Br.; second, R. T. Elliott, A.; third, C. P. Kendall, Bow.; 
time, 23 l-5s. 

Running broad jump — Won by S.Chase, D., 20ft. 5in.; 
second, J. H. Home, Bow., 20ft. l-2in.; third, T. W. Chase, 
D., 19ft. 5 l-2in. 

One-mile walk — Won by H. F. Houghton, A.; second, 
E. E. Tyzzer, Br.; third, W. J. Bartlett, Br.; time, 7m. 
16 4-5s. 

Running high jump — Won by I. K. Baxter, Tr., 5ft. 
9 3-4in.; second, E. G. Littell, Tr., 5ft. 6in.; third, M. H. 
Tyler, A., 5ft. 6in. Littell and Tyler were tied, and Littell 
won the jumping o&, with 5ft. 7in. 

Two-mile run — Won by F. A. Tower, Wes.; second, 
O. N. Bean, Br.; third, J. G. Sinkinson, Bow.; time, 
10m. 27 4-5s. 















1— ( 

100-yards dash, 

Half-mile run, 

120-yard hurdle 

440-yard dash, 

Mile run, 

Two-mile bicycle, 

220-yard hurdle, 


















Pole vault, 

Putting 16-pound shot, . . . 
Running high jump, .... 
Throwing 16-pound hammer, . 
Running broad jump, . . . 













Marsh, '99, was the leader of the meeting on 
Thursday, the 7th. 

Professor Chapman conducted the Sunday meet- 
ing, which will be the last of the Sunday afternoon 
meetings of the term, owing to the approach of 
Commencement. He gave a most helpful talli on 
the faith which all should have in God's interest in 
mankind. God watches every action of His chil- 
dren with far keener interest than any earthly 
parent, and the good deeds cause him far greater 
joy and the evil ones far greater sorrow, than is 
possible for man to experience. The great need of 
all is faith in God and His works, for as St. Paul 
said, "Now abideth these three, faith, hope, and 
charity, but the greatest of these is charity." 

Poore, '99, led the meeting on the 14th. At a 
special meeting on Friday, the Bowdoin Y. M. C. A. 
was fortunate in having present Bobert E. Lewis of 
Boston, the secretary of the Y. M. C. Association of 
New England Colleges. Mr. Lewis is on a tour to 
the various colleges in New England, and is doing 
a noble work in stirring up the college associations 
to more activity. His work is in the revival line 
and it is sorely needed, for the Y. M. C. A.'s are too 
often only such in name, being without any definite 
ends to accomplish. Mr. Lewis is being received 
with considerable enthusiasm on his journey, and 
his eflforts will surely be productive of much good 

A business meeting was held on Thursday, the 
21st, after the regular meeting, and the past year's 
work was discussed. The subject of delegates to 
the Northfield convention was brought up, and they 
will be chosen soon. 

The trustees of Cornell University have decided 
to establish a College of Architecture, and will grant 
the degree of Bachelor of Architecture at the end 
of a four years' course, a degree hitherto not con- 
ferred in America. 

Twenty-one young men, all belonging to the 
Sophomore Class, have been expelled from Oattawa 
University for having defied the faculty by giving a 
banquet to the young women members of the class 
at a down-town restaurant at 10.30 o'clock. 

Women are to be eligible to positions on the 
faculty at Ann Arbor. 

The college authorities at Oberlin prohibit the 
students attending the theatres. 

Accompanying the arti- 
cle on the Bowdoin Alumni 
in the University Magazine of last 
month, which has been mentioned be- 
fore, were the portraits of the following 
graduates: Rev. Cyrus A. Bartol, D.D., 
'32; Rev. Henry T. Cheever, D.D., '34; Rev. Mark 
Gould, '37; Rev. Stephen H. Hayes, '38; Hon. Will- 
iam D. Northend, '43; Rev. George M. Adams, '44; 
George 0. Robinson, '49 ; Joseph E. Merrill, '54 ; 
John G. Stetson, '54; Hon. William L. Putnam, 
LL.D., '55; Rev. I. Perley Smith, '58; Augustine 
Jones,'60; Edward Stanwood, '01 ; Prank A. Hill, '62; 
Rev. Daniel W. Waldron, '62; Hon. Joseph Bennett, 
'64; Rev. Webster Woodbury, '64; Geo. L. Chand- 
ler, '68; Thomas J. Emery, '68; William E. Spear, 
'70; Marcellus Coggan, '72; Daniel 0. S. Lowell, 
'74; William E. Hatch, '75; Walter A. Robinson, 
'76; Oliver C. Stevens, '76; Phineas M. Ingalls, 
M.D., '77; J. Warren Achoru, M.D., '79; Edgar 0. 
Achoru, '81 ; William W. Towle, '81 ; Hon. Edwin U. 
Curtis, '82; William G. Reed, '82; Charles F. Moul- 
ton, M.D., '87; Edward N. Goding, '91. 

'44. — Memorial services were recently held by 
the Oxford Bar Association in memory of David R. 
Hastings, who died last January. Hon. A. E. Her- 
rick, '73, and Hon. A. H. Walker, ex-'56, spoke, 
paying high tributes to the strong character and 
great ability of Major Hastings. 

'48. — Rev. Jotham B. Sewall, for nineteen years 
head master of Thayer Academy, Braintree, Mass., 
has sent in his resignation to the trustees, to take 
effect at the close of the present school year. After 
Professor Sewall's graduation from Bowdoin he 
taught in the Lewiston Falls Academy for two 
years, graduated from the Bangor Theological Sem- 
inary in 1854, and was pastor of the Lynn Central 
Congregational Church for ten years. In 1864 he 
became Professor of Greek at Bowdoin, remaining 
here thirteen years, resigning to go to Thayer 
Academy in 1877. 

'60. — The Hon. W. W. Thomas, Jr., is receiving 
prominent mention as a possible candidate for the 
next Governor of Maine. 

'60. — At a recent meeting of the Grand Lodge 
of the Masons in Portland the following Bowdoin 



men were elected to prominent oi3fices : Horace H. 
Burbank, '60; Joseph A. Locke, '65; and Henry S- 
Webster, '67. 

'66.— The following are some of the officers of 
Bangor Seminary elected for the ensuing year : 
President, Henry L. Chapman, '66; vice-president, 
Galen C. Moses, '56; treasurer, John L.Crosby, 
'53. Towards building the gymnasium, besides the 
$105 collected by Prof. J. S. Sewall, '50, there was 
a gift of $500 made by G-alen C. Moses. 

'73. — At the annual meeting of the Brunswick 
Public Library Association on May 8th, Prof. F. C. 
Robinson was chosen President, and as members of 
the Library Committee there were elected Prof. H. 
L. Chapman, '66, and Prof. L. A. Lee. 

'79. — Hon. C. F. Johnson of Waterville will pre- 
side over the coming Democratic State convention 
at Portland. It is said that Mr. Johnson was se- 
lected for the position in order that by conferring 
this honor upon him the party leaders might con- 
vey some idea of the appreciation in which be is 
beld by them. 

'84. — In a letter recently received from Dr. C. E. 
Adams, who is traveling in Europe in company 
with another Bowdoin man, Austin Cary, '87, a very 
interesting account is given of their visit to 
Vesuvius. Most travelers who visit Vesuvius as- 
cend on horseback to the cones and thence go by 
inclined railway; but under the lead of a profes- 
sional guide Dr. Adams and Mi'. Gary made the 
whole distance on foot. It only occupied about 
seven hours from Pompeii to go and return. The 
first point of interest is the so-called " new crater," 
a place at the foot of the cone where the lava burst 
out in the eruption of last year. At that point 
there is now no active eruption, but the whole 
extent of the newly-formed crater is hot, and there 
are many glowing places where the red-hot rock is 
slowly oozing out and taking new forms. Thence 
they climbed the cone to the old crater, the ascent 
of which was much harder. At the sides of the 
crater were many jets of steam pouring out, each 
jet showing a deposit of pure sulphur which had 
accumulated about it. The crater itself was filled 
with a dense mass of steam. The most unearthly 
rumblings which came up from below added another 
feature to the "grewsomeness" of the place. 

'88. — At the meeting of the Order of Foresters 
recently held in Portland, James L. Doolittle was 
re-elected Chief Ranger of the Court of Foresters. 

'88.— Richard William Godiug, the first member 
'88 has lost since graduation, died of general tuber- 
culosis in Denver, Col., May 5, 1896. He was born 

in Acton, Me., November 8, 1867, and removed 
thence to Alfred in 1869. He fitted for college at 
the Coburn Classical Institute, Waterville, 1883-84, 
and entered Bowdoin in the fall of 1884. Even 
before this time bis tastes inclined him toward the 
profession of law, and throughout his college course 
the studies bearing upon that subject claimed his 
especial attention. He was thoroughly conversant 
with all political questions, being an earnest and 
consistent Republican. Though his own convictions 
were strong, he was companionable, liberal, and 
considerate of the opinions of others, his good 
humor, wit, and unselfishness making him a favor- 
ite with all. The esteem in which his classmates 
held him is shown by the fact that be was President 
of his class Freshman year. Managing Editor of the 
Bugle, and popular man. Junior year, an honor that 
was probably never more appropriately bestowed. 
He was a ready and forcible debater and writer; 
and, though never ambitious for college honors, 
during his Senior year easily won the Class of '68 
Prize, and the first English Extemporaneous Com- 
position Prize ; was a Commencement speaker, and 
a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After his graduation 
in June, 1888, he taught the fall term of the Alfred 
High School. In November, 1888, he entered the 
Boston University Law School, from which he gradu- 
ated in June, 1890. In the words of a college 
classmate and fellow-student there, " he was easily 
regarded the best scholar in the law school." 
Though admitted to the York County bar at the 
September term, 1890, he did not at once begin to 
practice, but was for some months in the office of 
the Northern Banking Company, at Portland, Me. 
In December of that year he went West to fill a 
position with the Maricopa Loan and Trust Com- 
pany, of Phoenix, Arizona, and remained there 
until June, 1892. At the latter date he returned to 
Boston, and was shortly after admitted to the Suf- 
folk bar. In the summer of 1892 he entered the 
office of Hon. Boardman Hall, and was associated 
with him in the practice of law for nearly three 
years. From the first he met with marked success, 
and an honorable and brilliant career seemed open 
to him. Too close application to business, however, 
undermined a physical constitution never over- 
strong, and in May, 1895, at the advice of his physi- 
cian, be stopped work, and went to Kearsarge vil- 
lage, Conway, N. H. Six weeks later (July 5th) he 
started for Denver, Col. The change seemed at first 
to be beneficial, but his illness gradually grew worse, 
and he died May 5, 1896. His death is a loss, not 
only to his classmates and friends, but to the general 



body of Bowdoin alumni; for he would surely have 
reflected honor upon his college in the career that 
was opening to him. He was a member of the 
Masons, having joined the Alfred lodge in 1890. 

'89.— E. A. Merrill is the author of a book which 
has recently appeared, entitled "Electric Lighting 
Specifications." It is written for the use of engi- 
neers and architects. The book is admirably got- 
ten up and arranged, and cannot fail to be of great 
use. Mr. Merrill is one of the youngest Bowdoin 
alumni to write a book. 

'89.— Merwyn A. Kice of Rockland was lately 
elected second lieutenant of Co. H, Tillsou Light 

'89. — A disastrous blaze gutted the house of 
Rev. C. F. Hersey of New Bedford, Mass., on May 
5th. The family was awakened in the night by the 
crackling of the flames. After some delay, which 
was greater on account of a defective fire-alarm 
box, the firemen arrived and the flames were ex- 
tinguished, both Mr. and Mrs. Hersey escaping 
safely. The origin of the fire was mysterious. 

'89.— The engagement has been announced of 
F. L. Staples of Augusta and Miss Annie L. Rob- 
erts of Bath. The happy couple are receiving the 
congratulations of a large circle of friends. 

'91.— Weston M. Hilton was admitted to the 
Lincoln County Bar recently. 

'91.— Henry C. Jackson, instructor in physical 
culture at Colby for the last two years, has just 
received from the Dartmouth Medical College the 
appointment of House Officer at the Mary Hitchcock 
Hospital, which is connected with the medical col- 
lege. The position is gained from general standing 
and not from competitive examination. It is a very 
desirable place and there were many applicants for 
it. The acceptance of it will prevent Mr. Jackson 
from returning to his work at Colby next fall. 

'92.— Rev. Charles S. Rich, who has been sup- 
plying the place of Mr. Mitchell the past year as 
instructor of Rhetoric, has received a call to become 
pastor of the Stockbridge, Mass., Congregational 
Church, to commence in June. This is an historic 
church, being the one in which Jonathan Edwards 
used to preach, and in a fine old town. 

'94.— Cards are out for the marriage of Rupert 
H. Baxter of Brunswick and Miss Katherine Mus- 
senden of Bath. 

'94 — Howard A. Ross, who recently visited col- 
lege, is now the director of the Exeter Academy 
gymnasium. He is very successful in this position, 
being much liked by all. 

The following Bowdoin men deliver addresses 

on Memorial Day at the places named: Tascus 
Atwood, '76, Auburn; Geo. M. Seiders, '72, Dover; 
Prof. A. E. Rogers, '76, Garland; Gen. J. P. Cilley, 
'58, Norway; Hon. Herbert M. Heath, '72, Pitts- 
field; Rev. P. H. Moore, '94, Saco ; Levi Turner, '86, 
New Gloucester; P. D. Smith, '95, Derry, N. H. 


In the death of Richard William Goding the Class 
of '88 loses one of its brightest and ablest members, 
a loyal comrade, an unselfish friend, a frank, sincere, 
honorable man. To the truth of these words all 
who knew him will testify. 

His memory will always be cherished by his 
classmates, who would here express their sorrow at 
his early death. 

H. S. Card, 
W. H. Beadfoed, 
L. H. Chapman, 
J. Williamson, Jr., 


Committee for Glass. 

Sook I^eview§. 

D. C. Heath & Co., Boston, are just about to 
issue in " Heath's Modern Language Series." 4ms 
Hers und Welt, two little stories; one, Hundert 
Scli.lmmel, by Nathaly von Eschstruth ; the other, 
Alle F'lienf, by Heleue Stbkl, with full notes by Dr. 
Wilhelm Bernhardt, Director of German Instruction 
in the High Schools of Washington, D.C. 

These stories by two of the most popular novel- 
ists of Germany, have been selected because they 
are rich in modern colloquial German, as well as 
interesting to readers in themselves. It is impor- 
tant that pupils should devote a portion of their 
time to such reading, in order to have a fair under- 
standing and appreciation of the conversational 


On its recent Vermont and New Hampshire tour 
the Bates College ball nine was accompanied by 
the old league player, McManus, who played under 
the name of Burrill, while Burrill himself remained 
at Lewiston. 



The Divided Skirt. 

" United we stand and divided we fall " 
May be a good motto for all beside, 
But the bloomer girl's costume reverses it all, 
" United we fall and divided we ride." 

—The Sequoia. 

According to a law recently enacted in Pennsyl- 
vania, new institutions must have an endowment 
of ,f ,500,000 before they may be called colleges or 
confer degrees. 

The students of the University of California 
have voted that each able-bodied student shall give 
a week's work with pick and shovel to grade the 
college grounds. Tools will be furnished by the 
commissioner, but the college men will perform the 

Cornell has organized a class in Russian. 
"What's the brand of your fine ale?" 

His friend politely said; 
" De Capo," he at once replied. 
Because it goes a-liead. 

— The Brunonian. 

Columbia College is hereafter to be known as 

Columbia University. This was decided recently 

by the Board of Trustees. The School of Arts alone 

will be known as Colnmbia College. 

The young lady students of Colby are soon to 
present a Greek play. 

Any student at Cornell who receives eighty-five 
per cent, for a term mark is exempt from examina- 

From her seven entries in the Olympic games 
Princeton won two first places, three seconds, and 
one tie for second. 

The attendance at Yale has increased 50 per 
cent, during the last six years. 

The Seniors at Princeton wear caps and gowns 
throughout the year. 

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Vol. XXVI. 

No. 4. 




R. S. Haqar, '97, Editor-in-Chief. 
P. P. Baxter, '98, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
G. S. Bean, '97, Business Manager. 
J. W. Condon, '97. F. J. Small, '97. 

C. C. Smith, '98. 6. E. Carmichael, '97. 

T. L. Marble, '98. B. S. Philoon, '99. 

R. L. Marston, '99. 

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Vol. XXVI., No. 4.— June 17, 1896. 

Editorial Notes 51 

97's Ivy Day 53 

Oration, 53 

Poem, 55 

Address of Class President, 57 

Presentations and Responses, 58 

Ivy Ode 66 

Ivy Hop, 66 

CoLLEGii Tabula 67 

Athletics, 69 

Personal, 72 

College World, 73 

This 3^ear has been Bowdoin's ban- 
ner year in athletics. After winning in 
tennis, foot-ball, and on the track, we have 
capped the climax by winning the base-ball 
pennant, after a most exciting season. We 
won it fairly and with a team of which the 
college and community are justly proud. It 
is easy to find the secret of our success. 
We have had a team that trained faithfully; 
a team that has obeyed its captain ; a team 
of gentlemanly ball players, not one of 
whom has received either inducement to 
come or aid after getting here. In fact, 
mercenaries are not wanted. Our men have 
played together, and to win ten out of four- 
teen games is a record which will go down 
in our base-ball history. The town and col- 
lege have given grand support, and to them 
the members of the team are indebted. We 
are glad to have the town take our victory 
to themselves, and here we take occasion to 
thank them for the manner in which they 
have aided our association. May their 
interest never grow less, but let them feel 
that Bowdoin is a part and a vital part of 
the community. Our team has been a good 
batting and an excellent fielding team ; they 
have shown snap and enthusiasm in play, 
and by their conduct on field and off have 



reflected credit upon themselves and the 

Financially the season has been a success, 
and when all subscriptions are paid the 
manager will report a surplus of receipts 
over expenditures. 

The prospect for next year is very bright ; 
a good captain has been chosen and there is 
plenty of good material now in college for 
the team. We hope that practice will be 
started early in the fall and that with a 
united team, a united town and college to 
back it up, we will repeat the glorious vic- 
tory of this season. We must aim high in 
athletics as well as in scholarship and in 
character, and then the results will be 
worthy of ourselves and of our college. 
Truly this has been a banner year for Bow- 

TT is hardly necessaiy to speak at length on 
■^ our showing at Waterville the 5th inst. 
It was a Bowdoin day from the start and our 
athletes simply strove among themselves for 
the places. To win four times as many points 
as the other three competing colleges was 
certainly a Waterloo of a later day, and 
Bowdoin proved beyond doubt that she was 
worthy of a new track of the latest pattern. 
To pay out money just now to meet the other 
Maine colleges in field and track events 
seems to be unfortunate, as it is needed to 
improve our showing at Worcester, where 
greater honors await us. We caution our 
track men not to get too confident, and to 
continue their work, while we ask our alumni 
to show their appreciation of our excellent 
showing by a hearty response to the calls 
from the new Athletic Field management. 

"/^NE thing thou lackest." If we take 
^ this familiar phrase and apply it to our 
college, we find that although we are in need 
of many things, there is one pre-eminent 
need; the need of a library building suit- 

able for our magnificent collection of books. 
There is no college of our class in New 
England whose library, as far as the books 
themselves go, can compare with Bowdoin's, 
but in regard to our accommodations for 
books we are far behind our sister institu- 
tions. Bowdoin began in the proper way 
and has accomplished the more difiicult por- 
tion of the task, that of collecting the books 
first, while she has left the more superficial, 
yet necessary portion, the building to contain 
them, until the last. We now are cramped 
for room in which to place our reference 
library, which is a very important branch of 
our institution, and which should be care- 
fully arranged to secure the best results. In 
modern library buildings, as for example the 
Boston Public Library, the reference depart- 
ment occupies commodious apartments, and 
everything is systematized so that the student 
of average ability has easy access to all the 
various collections of that institution. We 
are now at a period when decisive action 
should be taken to improve our narrow quar- 
ters, and to furnish a suitable home for the 
ever-increasing collections of books and man- 
uscripts, so that their usefulness sluiU not be 
severely crippled. Bowdoin appeals to its 
patriotic body of alumni to relieve its present 
distress, and at the coming Commencement 
when they flock back to the old campus to 
review their college days, may they see some 
practical means of realizing the vision of a 
library building, which may complete our 
noble quadrangle and be a fitting companion 
to our magnificent Science and Art Buildings. 

ITfHE results of the Intercollegiate Tennis 
-^ Tournament in Portland should be emi- 
nently satisfactory to Bowdoin men. We 
have again proved our ability to cope suc- 
cessfully with our sister institutions in this 
popular game. To win all three of the cups 
was more than the most sanguine admirer of 
our team had hoped for. It is to be regretted 



that our champions graduate with the present 
Senior Class, but it cannot fail to impress on 
the minds of those players left here the 
responsibility they have to bear. There is 
no reason why we should not keep the cups 
on our trophy case, but to do it we must peg 
away at the game. This branch of athletics 
is somewhat overshadowed by the more noisy 
games, but that does not signify that it attracts 
less attention to our supei'ior training and 
that it does not have a high place in our list 
of successes. 

'fPHE College Annual is now on sale and is 
■'' a very creditable piece of work for the 
board of editors under whose charge it 
appeared. In the Bugle of this year, '97 has 
done several things for which it should be 
proud ; not only is the book a fine piece of 
work typographically, but it has attractive 
cuts and many witty literary articles. Every- 
thing in the volume was done by members of 
the Junior Class, even to the pen and ink 
sketches, which are nearly all of a unique 
design. The other thing that deserves com- 
mendation is the financial management; this 
year the Bugle was issued at the lowest 
possible cost and is entirely paid for by one 
subscription. We feel that the scheme for 
restricting the board of editors to a certain 
sum is a good one and worthy of imitation 
by future classes. 

'97'§ Ivg ©ay. 

FRIDAY, June 12th, the day appointed 
for the Iv3^ exercises of the Class of '97, 
dawned fair and cool, and so continued until 
the Juniors with their numerous friends had 
celebrated one of the gala days of their 
course. No exercises were held during the 
forenoon, but the many visitors were given 
an opportunity to examine the various build- 
ings on the campus. The exercises began 

promptly at three o'clock in Memorial Hall, 
before a large and apjDreciative audience. 
As the clock struck three, the Juniors, sixty 
in number, clad in cap and gown and led by 
the marshal, F. A. Stearns, marched two 
abreast to their seats on the stage. The 
music for the occasion was furnished by the 
Columbia Orchestra of Lawrence and was of 
a high order, both in the afternoon and 
evening. When all were in place the fol- 
lowing programme was carried out: 


Prayer. Fred K. Ellsworth, Brockton, Mass. 


Oration. A. S. Harrimau, Brunswick. 


Poem. H. M. Varrell, Wells. 


Address by President. George S. Bean, Biddeford. 

Statesman — Gavel. W. F. White, Lewiston. 

Class Tough— Demijohn. 

J. G. Haines, Paterson, N. J. 
Pious ilaii— Class Bible. S. 0. Andros, Rockland. 
Singer — Tuning-fork. 

B. J. Fitz, North Bridgton. 
Jockey— Whip. M. S. Coggau, Maiden, Mass. 

Carpet Knight— Fan. N. C Sbordon, Buxton. 

Prophet— Dream book. 

J. E. Rhodes, 2d, Rockland. 
Popular Man— Wooden spoon. 

J. H. Home, Berlin, N. H. 


We print the oration, poem, and the 
presentation speeches in full. 

By a. S. Hareiman. 
In the beginning of human existence, God 
breathed into man the breath of life. That life 
has never left him. In man still remains the aspi- 
ration for something higher and nobler than he has 
yet attained. Under its influence, men resist im- 
pulses to idleness and pleasure, and, though heavily 
burdened, struggle ever higher and higher still. 
To the labor of climbing is added the consideration 



that for every gain in height is a corresponding 
increase in the weight to be carried. This weight, 
common to all, yet much more burdensome to some 
than to others, is obligation. But though obliga- 
tion is burdensome, and rests upon all, there is a 
force strong enough to drive man on to ever-renewed 
effort for mastery. This force is Ambition. 

Ambition ! The guide that leads man on to new 
knowledge, to larger power, yea, even to a greater 
appreciation of the divine love and beneficence — 
the force that, next to love, avails most to uplift 
and elevate fallen man. Had man never fallen, 
ambition would have had only pure and lofty aims. 
But, alas! ambition, like all other God- given quali- 
ties, has been strangely perverted. Many objects, 
low and debasing, have been made goals for 

To ambition for personal power and fame were 
due all the bloody and devastatiug wars of Napoleon. 
To misdirected ambition were due the traitorous 
plans of Burr. To unworthy ambition, far more 
frequently than to lack of ability, are due both the 
failure to put into execution good laws which have 
for years graced the statute book and the necessity 
of executing bad laws which from year to year 
disgrace it. 

Is ambition, then, a bad quality? No. Is am- 
bition for distinction in office, for personal influence, 
for lofty station, to be deplored? No. Such aims 
are laudable, provided the object for which high 
position is desired be praiseworthy and the means 
employed in its attainment be lawful. Excellence 
is to be desired, to be striven for, to be attained at 
any cost save that of honor. Whenever we see a 
man striving legitimately to excel in his trade or 
profession we exclaim : "There is a smart man ; he 
will make his mark in the world." We approve his 
amlntion. Shakespeare divides great men into 
three classes according to the sources from which 
they derive their position. The greatest of these 
are those who achieve greatness. 

With greatness, however, with lofty station, 
comes obligation. It cannot be escaped. It is as 
inevitable as fate itself. Its measure is ability plus 
opportunity. Every rise in official or social posi- 
tion, every increase of influence, every quality in 
which a man excels his fellows, puts him under so 
much the greater obligation. The highly educated 
man is under greater obligation than one who is not 
educated. To the edacated man the people turn 
for enlightenment upon all political questions. To 
the educated man are the affairs of the nation 
entrusted. The utter inability of demagogues, such 

as Coxey and Debs, to get the confidence of the 
people has been proved again and again. To the 
educated man nations are looking more and more 
to settle international difficulties. Who can estimate 
the opportunity of the educated man in all these 
directions ? Who can measure his obligation ? 

Upon the man in high ofiScial position, upon the 
man in high social position, upon the man who is 
liberally educated, rests obligation — obligation, 
however, which is not clearly perceived by all. 
With reference to this perception people may be 
divided into three classes. 

First, those who do not perceive any obligation 
whatever devolving upon them by consequence of 
superior position. This class is, I think, undoubt- 
edly the smallest. But such people do exist. How 
they reached their high position matters not. That 
they are unworthy the confidence reposed in them 
is certain. But they are not willfully unworthy. If 
they do the best they can in the light of their 
understanding, they may be acquitted of guilt. 

Not so the second class, — those who, in the full 
recognition of their obligation, calmly ignore it. 
Large — woefully large — is this class. Everywhere 
are its members met, secretly conspiring for their 
own advancement. But their downfall is assured. 
Outraged justice shall triumph. Retribution may 
not, in all cases, be speedy; it may be long delayed ; 
it may not come till this life is ended; but sooner 
or later it comes, and the man who has been found 
wanting takes his true place in history. 

The third class consists of those who perceive 
their obhgation and try to meet it. This class is 
ever increasing, for in It Is no failure. Men who 
honestly fulfill their obligations are the men who 
are in demand to-day. And this demand is caused 
by the confidence they inspire. Men trust them 
because they have proved themselves trustworthy. 

George Washington was made commander-in- 
chief of the American armies not because he had 
superior ability so much as because he had shown 
himself trustworthy, vfilling to execute to the letter 
the orders given him, recognizing and accepting the 
obligations resting upon him and faithfully discharg- 
ing them. Because his fellow -patriots knew he 
would do his best under all circumstances they made 
him the leader of their armies. Abraham Lincoln 
was made standard-bearer of the Republican party 
in its hour of need because he was known to be a 
conscientious and faithful man, not because of 
superior statesmanship. 

These men with high official position found 
obligation — found it and successfully met it; obli- 



gation not only to the performance of their official 
duties, but also to the discharge of their moral 
duties. Washington was under moral obligation 
not to accept a crown, and he refused it. At a time 
in the war of the Rebellion when men were izghting 
not for freedom of the slaves but for the preserva- 
tion of the Union, Lincoln perceived his obligation 
to deliver the black mau from bondage, and he 
performed it. Washington's refusal of the crown 
and Lincoln's proclamation of emancipation were 
the supreme acts of their public lives. 

Turning for just an instant to those who will not 
recognize obligation in lofty station, let us see 
whether they succeed or fail. Napoleon's failure 
need not be mentioned. The fate of Arnold is a 
sad lesson of the certainty of retribution for neg- 
lected duty. 

These historical instances would be of little use 
to us did they not bring home to our minds impor- 
tant truths. Before every young person about to 
embark on the ocean of life these truths ought to 
be displayed. Obligation ignored means failure. 
Obligation honored insures success. 

I think I shall be speaking within bounds when 
I say that to almost every man, at some time in his 
life, there comes a desire to escape obligation. To 
many of us the desire comes not once but many 
times. To be free as the winds of heaven, to be as 
careless as the butterfly that flits from flower to 
flower, from meadow to meadow, as the fancy seizes 
him— this to the weary mind seems very Elysium. 
But is it wise for us to seek to escape obligation? 
May we refuse position in order to avoid the duties 
resulting from it ? Let our own poet answer : 
" Not eujoyment and not sorrow 
Is our destined end or way; 
But to act, that each to-morrow 
Find us farther than to-day. 

" In the world's broad field of battle, 
In the bivouac of life. 
Be not like dumb driven cattle ! 
Be a hero in the strife ! " 
Obligation is not to be avoided. The man who 
tries to escape doing his part in the world's battle 
is a coward, no better than the ox that works only 
when goaded to it. 

People have about given up regarding this world 
as a desert where weary pilgrims are doomed to 
wander with pitiful lamentations for a season. 
This world is a place where human beings are 
expected to work. Even if without them the world 
would be a desert, while they inhabit it the desert 
is to blossom as the rose. 

Each man has his own special part in this work. 
And no man can do any part of his neighbor's work. 
My work must be done by me or remain forever 
undone. We often hear the phrase, ■" to shift re- 
sponsibility." Attempts to do so, there are many; 
successes apparent, not a few. But responsibility 
cannot be shifted. Upon the shoulders of the mau 
with power it rests like a yoke, which, if he strive 
to avoid its weight, will drag him down to utter 
incapacity; but which, if he struggle manfully 
under it, will prove the very means by which he 
accomplishes his victory. Eor, like all other phases 
of physical, mental, or moral nature, this principle of 
obligation to be met or to be renounced is subject 
to the law of development. Every failure to fulfill 
obligation decreases the power to meet it, while 
every fulfillment of obligation increases ability to 
meet higher obligations. 

" Heaven is not reached by a single bound; 
We build the ladder by which we rise 
From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies, 
And we mount to its summit round by round." 
We may not, then, refuse positions of honor 
merely to escape obligation. One may doubt his 
ability to perform successfully the required duties. 
One may doubt his fitness for high position. And 
these doubts should have weight in his decision. 
But the discretion and disc'ernment of the public can 
generally be trusted. When one has passed the 
criterion of public opinion and 'been adjudged 
worthy of honor, he is reasonably sure of being 
right in accepting the position with all its responsi- 
bilities. And having done so he should strive with 
all his might to perform his obligations in the full 
expectation of success. 

Is there one here who is ambitious? I trust 
there are many. Ambitious not in the sense of 
merely wishing and longing for advancement and 
success, but rather in the sense of striving with all 
your might for the achievement of success. But 
when that success is achieved and the coveted 
position is yours, forget not, on pain of ultimate 
disgrace and failure, this maxim — ^'Noblesse oblige; " 
lofty station brings obligation. 


By H. M. Varrell. 

For many years the poet's voice has sung his gentle 

On this occasion ; nothing new remains for me to 

I fain would follow in the steps of many gone before, 
And sing in verse romantic deeds and tales of ancient 
lore ; 




But here, alas! I find a check: my Greek it would 

not pass. 
What! be a "horse "on Grecian myths? I'd make 

myself an ass. 
Our Freshman year we all knew Greek ; in fact we 

knew it all ; • 

When Juniors, why, our social cares have given 

Greek a fall. 
And Latin ; What is Cossar's fall or Cicero's orations 
To us who boast ourselves to be the pride of modern 

Proud Greece and Rome both had their day and fell, 

so I am told. 
Not so unlike our modern times, I fancy, though so 

Fine legends from them have come down through 

Time's encrusting maze, 
Which almost makes us wish that we had seen "those 

good old days." 
They never say what Cassar thought, or may perchance 

have said. 
When stumbling through the darkness to his crying 

infant's crib. 
The Gauls he may have punished for the insolence 

they'd done, 
But did he dare say aught to Mrs. Cassar's scolding 

tongue ? 
And Cicei'o, a college chap, I ween, such as they had. 
Who tells about the letters home his parents may 

have had ? 
Although his oratory bold to every nation reaches. 
He probably looked glum before his after-dinner 

And Plato, Aristotle, all philosophy's admirers, 
Of better times, of fairer days, so hopeful and 

Did tliey forget the dinner call so dear to other 

Or fail with reverence to cross the pantry's sacred 

I ftincy not, and yet we never read about such things. 
Where find the wicked burial? Their epitaph ne'er 

But goodness. Visit ye who will, man's final resting 

For every fault that's written there, a thousand goodly 

Will counter-weigh. Yet when they wound through 

Life's sore-tempted ways, 
Not few foresaw a welcome warm for them in after 

But after Death has interposed his pale and dreaded 


Compassion conquers idle talk and pity sweeps the 

The good they did, if e'er so small, stands out in 

Keen-carved by Sorrow's sable hand and poignant 

thrusts of grief; 
Arrests the transient, fleeting gaze a moment on its 

And throws in darkest shade its base in fear lest 

Thought should stay 
A moment there, which painful contrast to the figures 

So cold, expressionless, and dark beside the pleasing 

Old deeds die, too, and leave beliind their fairest tint 

and hue. 
Through all pervades what's pleasantest tliat Time 

can thence accrue. 

The dark and gloomy fades away, and drugs the 

Along Oblivion's ominous path, and leaves but 

touching grace. 
When centuries have rolled around upon their labored 

Our present to those future minds will surely seem 

no worse ; 
But through the dim and shadowed aisles of Ages' 

long abode. 
Will seem as does the past to those who tread the 

present road. 
1 need not seek the misty past in search for aught 

that's good ; 
'Tis well to cling to this belief: I could not if I 

would ; 
When Fate declares with truth so keen, "1 coukl not 

if I would," 
I'll fittingly oppose and say, "I would not if I could." 
The future furnishes a field, ambition well might 

seek ; 
When smote on one side by tlie past, I turn tlie other 

And on it let the fickle future cast its fun and leer, 
And cease my aspirations of e'er being seen a seer. 
Romance and fiction stand apart to heed my beck 

and will ; 
'Twould be a strange result I'd make them, truth the 

stranger still. 

"Then sing some new didactic," comes a prompting 

to my mind ; 
I answer with a query, " Ought the blind to lead the 




I cannot sing a moral stovy in reproachful tones ; 
I know that glass-house owners should refrain from 
throwing stones. 

Thus hampered in beginning, dreary stands the out- 

looli uovv. 
To fate which Adam suifered after Eden 1 must bow. 
No longer flowery beds of ease to cheer the lagging 

But toil and wasting labor in my Fancy's fruitless 

I seek no inspiration, for to seek would be in vain. 
I sing with spirit labor-humbled, this my poor refrain : 

Grow, little ivy, planted to-day. 
Here in the ground 
So dark and cold, 

Tender and bold 
Throw slowly, creeping 
The mossy grey. 
And grow. 

thy arms around 

Low is thy station, ivy, to-day. 
Sunless thy head. 
The lowliest life e'er has blessed, 
Scarce being smaller, yet in thy bed 
So lowly, may 
Thou grow. 

Small the beginning noble deeds take. 
Slow is their growth 
But firm and sure ; 
Toil and endure 

Adversity's envy, fainting and loth 
Their life forsake 
And lose. 

So wilh thy future, now hidden vine, 
Onward and high thy course ascend, 
Earthy grey blend 

East with the cloudless, lucid blue sky. 
In union fine 
And fair. 

Creeping and reaching endlessly on. 
Fresh in thy age, 
Eternal spring 
Shoots of thine fling. 
Pictured so sweet, on Memory's page. 
In contrast born 
To stone. 

Weaving and twining, bending along, 
Grasping the stone 
With tiny hand. 

Solemn and grand. 
Shadowing Might so stately and lone. 
With hints of song 
And life. 

Standing together, age with fresh youth. 
Life yoked with Death 
In firm embrace. 
Sweetness and grace 

Mingled with Majesty's all-thrilling breath; 
The mystic truth 
Of life. 

Each of thy branches, sometime to come. 
Each of thy leaves 
Of sombre green. 
Sometime will mean 

Stories and lives of old which thou weav'st. 
In mind of some 
Old friend. 

Crown of the living, wreath of the dead, 
Double thy life 
And part to play : 
Smiling by day. 

Sombre and dark with night-shadows rife, 
In union wed 
To change. 

Memory's token may thou remain. 
Future time through 
As thou hast been ; 
Praise may thou win. 
Well hast thou done, nothing to rue. 
Then not in vain 
Thou'st been. 


Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends of '97: 

lu behalf of the class I extend to you all a cor- 
dial and hearty welcome. This is one of our 
festal occasions. It is a day free from griefs and 
is marked by no jealousies or strifes. We meet 
as becomes those who have life to enjoy and know 
how to enjoy it. 

We rejoice at seeing so many here and we ask 
you to enter freely and heartily with us into all the 
exercises which shall constitute the present joyous 
occasion, the observance of our Ivy Day. 

This event marks the end of an important 
epoch of our college life and reminds us only too 
clearly and distinctly that three of the four 
precious years allotted to us here at Old Bowdoin 
have passed away. They have been pleasant, care- 



less, and fleeting. Our Freshman life seems as 
yesterday, yet at the present moment we are 
knocking gently and quietly at the Senior portals. 

When we attempt a brief review of these years 
we at once throw open the flood-gate of pleasant 
memories, thronging our field of vision with holi- 
days, delights, and good-fellowship. 

When we entered Bowdoin in the fall of 'ninety- 
three we were men, boys, and kids to the number 
of sixty-six, an unusually large class. Since then 
various causes have rendered necessary the depart- 
ure of fifteen of our number, while there have 
been seven enlistments, making the present mem- 
bership fifty-eight. 

As tender shoots of the Freshman year we were 
well watered and remarkable was our growth with 
one exception, that of the Pigmy member of the 
class, the "Kid." Day after day during the 
greater part of his first term he deliberately 
reduced his avoirdupois struggling to conceal him- 
self below the backs of the seats away from the 
wary eye of our Latin professor, and holding his 
breath in mortal fear of being called upon. 

Many and varied were the lessons taught us by 
those terril)le creatures, the Sopliomores. Who of 
us will forget the foot-ball game or the rope-pull of 
that year"? Cock and bull fights, ballet dancing, 
solo work and the deciphering of tombstones at 
midnight were all a part of the required work of 
that year's curriculum. Truly those were days of 
inexperience and innocence, but we owe much to 
our instructors for their over-guiding and watchful 
care over us, in that they fitted us most admirably 
for the discharge of the duties which in turn 
devolved on us upon our return in the fall. 

We began our second year with pronounced 
activity. Upon the very opening day of the college 
we met and organized a fully equipped evening 
school for the higher instruction of Freshmen. 
Great were the surprises which now lay in store for 
us. Contrary to the usual and customary turn of 
affairs it was not the hidden and dormant talents 
of the " wee freshies" that were the most devel- 
oped, but our own. 

Condon, Smith, and others, to the number of 
ten, showed such .an aptitude for the brush and 
such an adroitness in its use as to at once command 
the attention of all, and without delay, our worthy 
president and the jury in secret conclave assembled, 
voted a due acknowledgment of their services, but 
released them from all further obligations along 
such lines of industry. In foot-ball, base-ball, and 
the track events of this year our athletes easily 

bore off the palm. And while speaking of athletes, 
did it ever occur to you that the best athlete that 
ever graced the halls of Old Bowdoin is a member 
of this beloved class? He has not only been the 
winner and holder of individual record of the 
Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association for the 
past two years, but this spring he has also been a 
winner successively in the B. A. A. Indoor meet, 
the Harvard Invitation games, and the New Eng- 
land Intercollegiate games at Worcester. 

The most important positions on the 'Varsity 
base-ball team to-day are filled by members of this 
class. Some of the stars of the foot-ball team who 
twinkle the brightest are likewise from the good 
old Class of '97. Time glides swiftly on and now 
we find ourselves Juniors. During the fall term 
two of our best known and most active members 
saw fit to forsake us. Henry Warren espoused 
another cause, while our modest and demure 
Sawyer by the advice of the president sought 
broader fields for the development of his talents. 

Now as we come to the close of our Junior year 
we suspend the active duties of college life to plant 
our Ivy and hereby to symbolize our friendship and 
plight anew our devotion for each other and our 
loyalty to the college. We have long since learned 
to love our Alma Mater, and through all and in all 
"'97" has so guided her course that the utmost 
enjoyment and benefit have resulted. 

Before closing I shall, according to custom, 
bestow a few appropriate gifts upon several of the 
specialists of the class. 

We have, among our number, one who is pre- 
eminently a statesman. He easily holds first place 
among his numerous but unsuccessful rivals. Did 
he not harangue and counsel the first class meeting 
that '"97" ever held, and has he not harangued and 
counseled about everyone since? With him consti- 
tutions, statutes, and decisions, compromises, plat- 
forms, and resolutions are but playthings. 

Mr. White, in behalf of the class I present you 
with this gavel, which is symbolic of your qualities 
as the man among men. May it serve you well in 
your future congressional career. 


Mr. White (rapping on desk) said : 

The House will please come to order ! Class- 
mates, do you note the eflect? Do you see the 
House sit spell-bound, and all at a word from me? 
You must now perceive that you have made no 
mistake in designating me as your statesman. For 
three years I have striven hard to bring you to the 



realization of my vast store of statesmanlike quali- 
ties. As our President has very modestly hinted, it 
was I who first stepped forward as the organizer 
and counselor of this great class in its first meet- 
ing. It has been I who have allowed but few 
meetings to go by without lending my wisdom to its 
councils. How wise my counsels have been you 
may ascertain by reading the class annals, in which 
you may recognize the severity and profundity of 
ray advice. 

But during all these three years I have gone 
unrewarded, except by slugs and slurs on my fair 
name. Mr. Bryce, in his " American Common- 
wealth," points out very clearly that it is a pecu- 
liarity of American public life that the great — 
iutellectually great he means, of course— rarely 
receive their just reward at the hands of the people. 
He further points out that the great man who seeks 
only for the good of his fellows is sure to make 
many enemies, and accordingly is a less reliable 
candidate for office than an obscure and less com- 
petent man. I feel that this has been the attitude 
of my class toward me. Some perhaps have allowed 
their jealousy and envy to run riot with their more 
sober instincts, and they have opposed me when I 
have run for ofBce. But to-day, when I see myself 
surrounded by an admiring class and a wondering 
populace, I see the application of the old adage 
which says that "all things come to the man who 
waits." I have waited with patience, but not in 
the least with anxiety, for a recognition by you of 
my superior powers in diiccting men and affairs. 
I say with no an.xiety, for I liave felt all along that 
true merit would never be allowed to go unrewarded 
by a class so prudent and far-seeing as mine. 

Now, classmates, it may amuse some, interest 
others of you to heai- of the use I intend to make of 
this gavel and of my powers. When I graduate 
and got my professional career planned out, I shall 
take a scat in the House of Representatives. In 
fact I have already engaged this seat, under the 
shadow of a great name, as my contemporaries have 
said. In that body I shall rise by means of a judi- 
cious use of my intellect to the speakership. Then, 
classmates, for a short time only those of you who 
care to follow in my deep footsteps may see me 
mounted on the lofty dais, clad " in purpura et 
auro," and with this gavel presented me by the 
Class of '97 in my hand. 

But I shall not remain in the House long. The 
Senate shall next engage ray attentions. There I 
shall increase my already world-heralded reputa- 
tion by marvelous bills, resolutions, aud speeches. 

until at last with one great cry the people shall 
demand loe as its head. Throughout all this glory 
I shall keep this gavel beside me as my mascot. 

Such, Mr. President, is the course in life that 
has been thrown open to me by the presentation of 
this gavel with the epithet statesman beside it. 

Mr. President, I thank you heartily for this 
token of your appreciation of my boundless services 
to my class, and to my.self. 

The House may now have the floor. 

Mr. Bean: 

Tough ! Who, you ask, among a class of such 
saint-like and heaven-born bodies can covet such a 
title 1 I wonder little at your question, yet we have 
such a one among us. He has labored unceasingly 
for the appellation, and to-day he justly receives it. 

In the early days of Freshman year his short- 
comings were noticeable to the more observing, and 
before the year had passed they were open secrets 
with us all. When in the first few weeks of Sopho- 
more year we were busied with the Horn Concert, 
the Evening School, and the '"97 All Out," did he 
not improve all bis opportunities for flagrant work ? 
Does not the Bugle record how, one evening in your 
sacred chapel, he attempted to ruin some of his 
most unsophisticated and unerring classmates, 
among them our Pious Man and our Prophet? 
Did ho not then and there urge them to quaff' from 
his " long-necker," and had not our missionaries, 
Pratt and Davis, been near by, would he not have 
succeeded in accomplishing bis nefarious work? 

George is a good ball player, a brilliant scholai-, 
aud an active member of the Y. M. C. A., and had 
it not been for that eternal thirst of bis, he would 
to-day undoubtedly have served us as chaplain. 

Mr. Haines, standing as you do to-day on the 
verge of downfiiU and ruin, it gives me naught but 
grief and pain to make you such a presentation, yet 
after holding council with the class wise men it was 
decided that this overt act would possibly cause 
you to sense the error of your ways and once more 
you would become a model classmate. Kindly 
accept the gift in this light, and henceforth conform 
your acts to those of the righteous aud the good. 


Mr. Haines said: 
Mr. President : 

Never before have I experienced such supreme 
satisfaction and unbounded delight as at this 
moment. I am proud, my classmates, of the coveted 
distinction which you have, with commendable dis- 



crimination, conferred upon me ; aud indeed well 
may I be proud, for now I realize tbat my efforts 
have not been altogether in vain. The long, weary 
nights spent in self-examination, in "plugging" 
" Chimmie Fadden " and books of a kindred nature 
in order to acquire that ease and elegance which 
characterized the tough, have been rewarded. The 
acme of my ambition has been reached, and to-day 
I stand before you flushed with success, conscious 
at last of my prowess, the admired of the admired, 
the toughest of the tough. 

My right to this honor has never, I believe, been 
seriously questioned by either Faculty or students. 
I recall with considerable pleasure the first time I 
struck Brunswick; the expressions of awe and 
admiration which greeted me from every side ; the 
deference shown me by the populace as I made my 
way through the crowded streets. All were charmed 
by my gaudy attire; and no wonder, for my suit 
was of the most pronounced check, my cravat of the 
brightest red, and my shirt with its broad red stripe 
of the very latest pattern. My trousers were turned 
up as usual, not that I cared for mud or water, but 
simply for effect. From under a soft light hat my 
eyes peered out with a steadiness and vehemence 
that would have well become Svengali himself 
I turned into the campus and walked toward the 
chapel vpith my customary swagger and independent 
air. The " Sophs" eyed me fiercely, but I leveled 
one of my all-subduing scowls at them and they 
were dismayed; the "Profs" passed by on the 
other side, shaking their heads in a most reproachful 
manner; and as I reached the chapel, Adam Job 
himself stood in the doorway aud surveyed me from 
head to foot with his keen grey eye, then in a tone 
of unutterable woe muttered to himself as I passed 
along, " Another tank and more rum for South 

These expressive words, Mr. President, first 
revealed to me the path to honor and glory; and 
now after an unexampled career of viciousness I am 
truly famous. I possess in rich measure all those 
sterling qualities which go to make up the character 
of the ideal tough— an unsullied independence of 
mind, supreme self-esteem, aud a surplus of gall. 
For three years 1 have been, as you all know, a 
confirmed drunkard. On more than one occasion 
I have made the night hideous and disturbed the 
peaceful slumbers of the good towns-people with 
my heart-rending cries and bacchanalian cadenzas. 
My favorite drink is Frank Jones's ale; Bacchus 
and I prefer it to all others. 

Like all inebriates I am much addicted to the 

princely sport of gambling. I invariably place my 
money, when I am fortunate enough to have any, 
on Triangle, and have always had great success 
with the exception of Freshman year, when I lost 
heavily because I failed to get a "straight tip" 
from my sporty friend on the Faculty. 

Among my other accomplishments I have the 
reputation of being a great "scrapper." Indeed I 
take as kindly to a '"rush" or "scrimmage" as 
Blake does to laughter. I have figured in every 
"scrap" for the last three years. You all remem- 
ber, my classmates, with what reluctance I signed 
the document to abolish hazing Freshman year, and 
also with what regret I heard of '98's intention to 
do away with that glorious old custom familiarly 
known as Horn Concert. Recall again the active 
interest I took in our own Horn Concert Sophomore 
year — how gallantly I led you through the thickest 
of the missiles, and mirahile dictu! how impervious 
we proved to hydrant water that night. I boast 
also of being the prime mover of our "Evening 
School" for disciplining Freshmen ; and I am a firm 
believer in the virtue of water as a cure and pre- 
ventative of false pride. Every morning between 
the hours of nine and eleven you can see me adnjin- 
istering this splendid remedy in generous quantities 
to all Freshmen in need of it in fi-ont of North 

One of my favorite pastimes is "swiping" signs. 
Some time ago I came into possession of a very 
appropriate sign which I framed and hung up in my 
room. A newspaper correspondent presently came 
along and by my permission had several views of 
the room taken. Imagine my surprise, Mr. Presi- 
dent, a few days later when I picked up a Boston 
paper and saw plainly pictured in a cut this very 
same sign with those suggestive words glaring out 
in full round characters, " Buck's Ticket OfBce." 
Mr. Buck saw his free advertisement in the Herald, 
and speedily demanded his missing property; but 
of course I knew nothing about it and soon con- 
vinced him of my absolute innocence, at the same 
time assuring him of my heart-felt sympathy in his 
great bereavement. 

Many things have tended to make me tough, 
particularly Brunswick beel'steak. The vigorous 
exercise derived from the mastication of this excep- 
tional brand of meat has developed in my physi- 
ognomy that exquisite rigidity aud hardness of 
expression so becoming to a person of my character. 

It would take a volume to record my exploits. 
They have been as harmless as they have been 
numerous. At one time you will remember I nar- 



rowly escaped arrest for decorating the ofBcers of 
tlie law with the "Ancient Order of the Egg" for 
their efficient services on the campus and elsewhere. 

I;ike "Peewee," I never attend chapel; it is 
against my principles. My conduct in recitation, 
however, is much to be commended. I never worry 
a professor with needless questions, as Lamb and 
others do ; on the other band, I sit half-reclining in 
a back seat, with my feet well elevated, leisurely 
puiiflng away at a cigarette, and when anything 
bright is said I signify my appreciation by stepping 
on a few parlor matches or some other explosive. 
In this way I keep the good-will of the Faculty and 
at the same time win the acclamations of my fellows. 

Several attempts have been made by "Steve" 
and those other two meek members of our fold, 
"Kid" and "Earn," to reform me, but to no avail ; 
on the contrary, their sanctimonious airs were unen- 
durable, and only goaded me on to harder drink 
and more desperate deeds. Such, then, has been 
my career. 

And now, Mr. President, it is with a heart over- 
flowing with gratitude that I accept from you this 
formidable-looking piece of glass, otherwise known 
as a "long-necker." Ah! what a fitting reminder 
of my college life ! Would that I could, my 
mates, with befitting language recall to your minds 
the hallowed memories which cluster around it and 
its departed ancestors calmly reposing in yonder 
ash-heap ! Would, too, that I could recall its 
departed spirit; then would we all quaff of it this 
festal day in loving remembrance of the constant 
and ever-increasing loyalty which we bear to Old 
Bowdoin and our glorious Class of '97. 

Mr. Bean: 

Our Pious Man, by his pompous and ostentatious 
display of his religious opinions, reminds me of the 
self-flattering Boston young lady who mistook the 
first mile-stone out of Boston for a tombstone, and 
reading its inscription, "1 M. from Boston," said, 
after a few moments of thought, " 0, yes, I see, 
that means I'm from Boston." With all his appar- 
ent showiness, however, ho is nevertheless sincere, 
fer who among his classmates {and classmates know 
him best) can stand up and accuse him of being 
irreverent and insincere after listening to that elo- 
quent and fervent prayer which he made at our 
Freshman class banquet? Since that time he has 
been the light of every mind. 

With courage, with enthusiasm, with a devotion 
never excelled, with an exaltation and purity of 
purposoe never equalled, he haslabored among us. 

and to-day we bestow upon him this slight mark of 
our esteem. 

Mr. Andros, accept this, our class Bible, as your 
future guiding star, and may its counsels ever aid 
you on the rough and devious path of life. 

Mr. Andros said : 
Mr. President and Member.^ of the Clas.t : 

I thank you for this Class Bible, and with ray 
thanks is mingled a due admiration for your dis- 
cernment in selecting me to represent all that is 
good and most virtuous in this class. 

Some unjust persons in criticising lue as your 
representative pious man, may say that " in the 
kingdom of the blind, a one-eyed man is king," 
thus inferring that ours is a godless and unrighteous 
class. Mr. President, as you well know, a class 
more famed for its sanctity has never entered this 
college. With the exception of Haines, Ellsworth, 
and perhaps two other profligate men, we are all 
shining lights of righteousness, and I am proud to 
stand acknowledged as your criterion in piety. 
While I have the opportunity I wish to administer a 
well-deserved rebuke to Haines and Ellsworth. 
Sunday after Sunday while on ray way to church I 
have met these men starting for the Gurnet House, 
where they have wasted their substance in riotous 
living, and on their return they have interrupted my 
midnight devotions by their maudlin yells. I hope 
that from this time forward they will see the error 
of their w-ays, and following my example, turn their 
thoughts to higher things. 

Our own class is perfect as regarded from a 
religious standpoint; but the other members of 
this college are unregenerate. I have labored long 
and vigorously with many of them, especially with 
the Freshmen during my Sophomore year. My 
friend Pratt and myself earnestly have begged 
them to change their evil course, and with the 
Freshmen our efforts were not wholly in vain, for 
we had the great pleasure of baptizing quite a 
number of them. 

It is needless for rae to tell you of my many 
pious acts. They are well known to you already. 
It is enough to say that ray roora in South Maine is 
the gathering place of the best eleraent in the col- 
lege. Even pastors of the town churches have 
listened to ray inspired addresses and have obtained 
much valuable information from me on certain sub- 

Perhaps it may interest you to learn in what 



way I hope to benefit the world by my saintliness. 
I have discovered after ruaay experiments on such 
men as Kid Lord and Coggan, that wickedness is 
not inherent in man. It is acquired just as one 
acquires a taste for olives or for G-reen Seal. This 
discovery alone would be useless, but I have also 
discovered a way by which wickedness can be cured. 
The process I shall not disclose, for fear that some 
unscrupulous man might use it for a bad purpose. 
After ray graduation from college I shall establish 
an institution for the cure of wickedness. I shall 
locate my hospital at Cathance, so that I may be 
near to the professors of this college who are 
greatly in need of some such establishment. My 
friend Bodge from curiosity and the deep love that 
he has for me has consented to be the first to 
undergo this treatment, but on the condition that I 
will give him an antidote as soon as I have proved 
the success of my discovery. He prefers to return 
to bis present condition of wickedness rather than 
remain through life a pious man. The cure of 
wickedness will be my life work, and I am sure that 
the members of the class will pray that I may be 
successful in it. 

You have done wisely in choosing me for your 
"Pious l\Ian," for none can excel me in that line. 
There can be but one superlative and there can be 
but one most pious man in a class. In this class 
the most pious man is myself. 

I thank you again, Mr. President, for this gift, 
and I assure you that it will be the guide of all my 
future actions. Perhaps all of you may not be able 
to attain my perfection, but remember that there is 
nothing which helps a man so much as a wife or 
true religion. 

Mr. Bean: 

Our songster is a very quiet and unassuming 
young man. To look at him one would little think 
him a nightingale, yet he long ago established 
a reputation as such. Thanks for the finding of 
this talent are due to some of the more active mem- 
bers of '"96." Under the direction and manage- 
ment of the Sophomores, he gave recitals to large, 
but very select audiences every night during the 
first week of Freshman year, and Benny's experi- 
ence in this line differs little from that of Lord 
Byron's upon the publication of his "Childe 
Harold." He awoke one morning and found him- 
self famous. Of late he has favored us with very 
few selections, but we all have sufficient proof that 
his voice is sweet, of full tone and wide range. 

Mr. Fitz, accept this tuning-fork as an apprecia- 

tive gift for the never-to-be-forgotten song recitals 
of Freshman year. 


Mr. Fitz said : 
Mr. President and Classmates : 

I can hardly express the gratification which I 
feel on this occasion. To be publicly proclaimed 
chief and predominant singer in a class which points 
with pride to the sweet, seraphic voice of Reuel 
Smith; in a class which can boast of the musical 
and poetical genius of Tomasso Keohan,is to reach 
the consummation of my fondest hopes and wildest 

That my singing has always been, to use the 
words of the immortal Chiramie Fadden, "up to 
the limit," no one can doubt; nevertheless iu 
the struggle for first place I have had some 
powerful competitors. Freddie Dole, the Windliam 
nightingale, has in days past given me much 
anxiety, while Daniel Linscott's pretty ways and 
charming manner of expression has given his music 
an interest which its intrinsic merit did not deserve. 
But to-day I can look back into the past and say 
with Cffisar, "Veni, vidi, vici." 

My musical career is known to most of you, but 
I trust you will not consider me egotistical if I 
briefly recall my triumphant debut as a soloist in 
Bowdoin College. My fame must have preceded 
me to the halls of Bowdoin, for on the very first 
evening of my Freshman year I received a flattering 
invitation to sing before a gathering of the students 
in the Reading-Room. The invitation was put so 
strongly and the desire to hear my melodious voice 
seemed so genuine, that I had not the heart to 
refuse. Those of you who were present at that 
memorable occasion will recall my tender and pa- 
thetic rendering of that touching old song, "Home, 
Sweet Home." For a moment my audience were 
spell-bound, then a burst of applause followed. My 
next selection was that beautiful song wliich never 
grows old, " Down Went McGinty." Encore fol- 
lowed encore, and from that day my musical fame 
has been established. 

Many of my friends have wondered why I never 
consented to ornament the chapel choir or Glee 
Club with my ideal voice and figure. In reply I 
can only plead the excessive modesty and dtfidence 
which characterize all my actions, and an unwill- 
ingness to detract from the musical reputation of 
others by putting my voice in comparison with 

I will not weary you with an extended account 


of my song recitals of Freshman year, of bow I sus- 
tained the honor of my class as a Sophomore by 
conscientiously singing " Phi Chi" on all occasions, 
and of bow I ended ray public career as a soloist in 
ray Junior year, only to receive to-day this crowning 
mark of honor and distinction. When it was inti- 
mated to me a few days ago that I was to be the 
recipient of this honor, it occurred to me that a 
solo would be very appropriate on this occasion, 
inasmuch as many in the audience have never had 
the pleasure of hearing my exquisite music. After 
subduing those feelings of diffidence which have so 
handicapped my musical career, I offered to give a 
solo in place of one of the orchestra selections. 
But alas! From a conservative unwillingness to 
depart from the established customs of the day, my 
generous offer was refused. 

Mr. President, your choice of me for this honor 
is but another proof of your estimable good judg- 
ment. As I take my seat I am overwhelmed with 
feelings of joy at the triumph which I have 
achieved, mingled wit;b feelings of pity for those in 
the audience who may never have an opportunity 
of hearing the rich and sonorous music which I am 
so capable of producing. 

Mr. Bean: 

" A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse ! " 
says Richard; and our jockey chimes in with 
" Them is my sentiments, too." Early in his course 
did this member of the class book himself a jockey 
by attempting, after the entries had been closed 
ten days, to bribe the Topshara Fair magnates to 
allow him the privilege of trotting his famous Old 
Ace in the same class with " Buck " Moody's math- 
ematical " Triangle." 

Although thrown down in his initial attempt at 
racing in this State, he did not waver. In his 
ever-reserved and retiring way, be has stack by the 
old horse and the old horse by him. Numberless 
are the heats they have trotted together, and many 
are the races they have won. Other borses has he 
in his stable, many of them from the great Arthur 
L. Hinds breeding and racing establishment of 
pocket editions, yet Old Ace always has been and 
still is his favorite. 

" Jock" is an adept in song, in oratory, in ath- 
letics, and, in fact, almost anything. His powers 
as an actor are such that in the twinkUng of an 
eye he changes from the light tones and sprightly 
actions of the comedian to the heavy, guttural 
voice and stealthy steps of the villain, yet it is in 
none of these that his true excellence lies. He will 

claim the attention of posterity not by his success 
as a soloist, not by his struggles with the dying 
raiser, not by his foot-ball playing with Mackie and 
Waters, but by bis great, glorious, and never-to- 
be-equalled magnanimity as the champion of " Old 

Mr. Coggan, it gives me great pleasure to dub 
you our jockey, and may thiS token from the class 
ever keep afresh in mind your victories upon the 
race course. 


Mr. Coggan said : 
Mr. President and Members of the Class of '97: 

It gives me untold pleasure to receive this well- 
deserved token of your esteem, which is the culmi- 
nation of all ray early arabitions and desire; never 
has the adage that virtue has its own reward proved 
a greater fallacy. That I am a jockey no one will 
deny ; that I am a jockey jiar excellence every one 
will attest. 

True, when I first came among you I was a little 
too heavy to do good work on the track, but by 
constant work in the gyranasiura (at least two hours 
a day) I have worked myself down to the mere 
skeleton which you see before you. So thin ara I 
that on several occasions I have been taken for 
Ai'tie Ward, who is otherwise known as Sara 

My professional duties have not been on the 
whole unattended by difficulties and embarrass- 
ments, which to a nature as retiring and reserved as 
ray own, caused the blush to tinge my damask cheek 
and to encroach on my alabaster neck. 

The doors of society have ever been open to me, 
with the one exception (the thought of which 
even now brings tears to my eyes— excuse me while 
I weep !) of Bill White's Aristocracy Club. That I 
have not been able to join this has been a bitter 
blow, which has only been alleviated to a slight 
degree by the fact that " Hutch " has been known 
at least twice to have stopped and spoken to me 
within hearing of the brick sidewalk on Main Street. 

You, Mr. President, have in your touching 
eulogy on my past experience, brought to my mind 
many exploits " of the turf" and otherwise which I 
had long thought buried in oblivion, or if not in 
oblivion, in the secret recesses of Prexie's mind or 
my conscience. 

Some of my accomplishments, however, will 
adorn the pages of history. Even now I can see 
myself alone and unattended save by the cruel and 



penetrating wind, stopping in true joclsey attire 
the Sobomore wheels of 'ninety-eight which were 
tending toward a turkey supper. On that occasion 
I was taken for Deacon Thompson in his renowned 
tights with which he graced the athletic exhihition 
of three years ago. 

Although ray mounts are some of them slow and 
some fast (my favorite being Old Ace), yet you have 
alluded to those as especially worthy of notice which 
are raised at Hinds's stable and which are to be had 
with long pedigrees at Lynchheimer and Petten- 
burg's sale stable in North Maine. They are not 
on the whole fnst horses, but if one is not careful 
they will carry one too far. Once do I remember 
Freshman year, I think it was, I lent one to one 
of my classmates and he was carried too far and 
made the fatal mistake of translating a passage 
which did not appear in the text, and came near 
being ruled off the track for a year at least. 

My jockey propensities were early seen by the 
Faculty and immediately appreciated by " Buck," 
another famous jockey, with whom I spent whole 
days talking about Triangles, etc.,— it being far 
into the spring term of my Freshman year before 
he proDOunced my condition, which was critical on 
my entrance (being three books of Geometry) safe 
to enter the Sophomore race. 

Once more thanking you, Mr. President and the 
class, for your attention, I am your true and im- 
mortal "Cog." 

Mr. Bean: 

Among us is one who has sought continuously to 
imitate the poet's model of " A soft carpet-knight, 
all scenting musk and amber." He verges a trifle 
towards the gallant swain or suitor and is ever to be 
found delving among the love-lyrics of "Bobbie" 
Burns or the passionate writings of Byron. 

In the trivial and light conversation of the draw- 
ing-room, he exhibits a tact altogether prudent and 
delicate. His world is dominated by the "eternal 
feminine." About his person there is a subtlety, a 
magic, a charm of imagination which rivets the 
attention and fascinates the fancy of every woman. 

Mr. Shordon, as champion of the ladies, accept 
this most appropriate gift, a fan, and may it ever be 
a commanding triumph in your never-ending game 
of hearts. 

Mr. Shordon said : 

Mr. President and Fellow-Classmates : 

I must confess that I am unable to see why I 
have been chosen to fill a position as honorable as 

this, and I think before I am done you will all agree 
that there is some mistake or I should not now be 
occupying the place of a better man than myself. 
But have patience and I promise not to keep you 
long in misery. Knowing that you would be ex- 
pecting something humorous for this occasion I have 
been trying to think of sharp things to say ever 
since 1 had the remotest idea that I should be called 
upon to serve the interests of my class on this great 
and glorious day. As a result of all this, I am now 
as full of funny thoughts as an egg is of food. But, 
as in the case of the egg, you will have to break my 
shell — or perhaps better say crust in my case — before 
you can get it ont of me. However, you must see 
something ludicrous in my position even if I am 
unable to express it to you. For here I have been 
for a month racking ray brain, thinking of everything 
comical I ever heard of and even buying a new 
clasp-knife — which certain members of our history 
division will admit is in good condition enougli to 
sharpen pencils — just to accustom myself to sharp 
and pointed things. 

Notwithstanding my popularity among the ladies, 
I have always rated myself a quiet, sober man, con- 
tent with a moderate share of this world's goods and 
glory, possessing only a few talents and these but 
poorly improved upon. I think our president, real- 
izing my constant need of fluent language, has 
chosen this article with which he to-day presents me, 
believing that with it I shall be able to supply myself 
with that necessary attribute, wind, which so many 
possess — especially certain of our departed friends — 
and which none need more than I. I shall accept 
his implied advice and always carry this with me, 
fully confident that it will be of greatest aid to me 
in future contact with the gentler sex. 

But who Is able to tell what Fate has in store for 
him even for a moment! Two months ago I was an 
unknown man, plodding along in my slow way and 
never dreaming of fame. To-day, what a change ! 
I now stand before you bearing the gaze of countless 
hopeful eyes — countless, perhaps, because there is 
no one to count them, but hopeful because they see 
tliat I am about to resume my seat — and receiving 
the undue honor which you, my classmates, have 
forced upon me. Whatever my success in the future, 
I shall always look back to our Ivy Day as the 
greatest day of my life. 

Mr. Bean: 

Our Prophet is a genius "all by his lonesome." 
His forebodings of the future are obtained not by 
trances, not by long periods of sleep, not by the aid of 
falling trees, not by consultation with the oracles. 



but by dvearas pure and simple. Yet Jim dreams a 
great deal. One day, not long since, Jim told me 
confidentially that in the preparation ot the class 
prophecy given at the Freshman banquet he was 
obliged to dream nearly all the spring term. He 
informed me that his brains and dreams were severely 
taxed by some of the class, but that there was only 
one member for whom they absolutely refused to 
work, and that was Sawyer. 

For a long time he was despaired of Tommy 
Keohan's case, but finally one night he had a vision, 
and in the background of the presented picture there 
sat a handsome cherub-like individual, who was busy 
writing and correcting sheet after sheet of MS. 
with rhythmic regularity. Our Prophet at once rec- 
ognized the features as those of his old classmate, 
and forthwith began plying him with questions as 
regards his profession and why that awful tired look, 
whereupon Tom replied that although long out of 
college, he was slill poetry editor of Ihe Orient and 
at present was rushed almost to death with spring 

Mr. Rhoades, kindly accept this book of dreams 
as an aid and guide in your future work as Class 


Mr. Rhoades said : 
3fr. President and Classmates : 

I thank you, one and all, for this great honor 
which you have bestowed upon me. To be sure my 
life has been a dreamy one, but, slrange to say, it 
has not been a sleepy one. I have dreamed of many 
strange things since I have been among you, but I 
never dared to dream that you would bestow this 
great honor upon me, and recognize my talents in 
this most touching way. My only rival for this 
place was Condon; but as all of his dreaming has 
been done in the English Literature class, some of 
his best dreams have been interrupted by his beincr 
called upon to recite ; so now he is out of it, and I 
have reaped the reward. 

We are all familiar with the old saying which 
tells us that "the proof of the pudding is the 
eating ; " in like manner the proof of the dreamer is 
the dreaming, and perhaps you would like to hear 
some of my recent dreams which relate to the futures 
of several members of the Class of '97. One 
evening recently I retired about 11 o'clock, being 
much fatigued by the preparation of the next morn- 
ing's Political Economy lesson. Scarcely had my 
head touched the pillow before I was asleep and 
dreaming; I seemed to be a middle-aged man, 
walking along a crowded thoroughfare in a large 

city. In front of a certain window I noticed that 
quite a crowd had collected, and, curious to learn the 
cause of it, I crossed the street and joined the crowd. 
They were all looking at a recent number of the 
Standard which contained some fine illustrations. I 
purchased a copy of the paper, and looking in the 
corner of one of the illustrations I saw that the name 
of the artist was Lamb. This name sounded familiar 
to me. On investigation I found out that the artist 
was our old friend Charles who, after preaching for 
some time after leaving college, had turned his 
attention to literature and art. In addition to his 
work on tlie Standard, he carried on the Prize 
Fighting Department of the Police Oazetie. 

A short time ago I had another very curious 
dream of which I will tell you. I seemed to be on a 
large ocean steamer crowded with "all sorts and 
conditions of men." In the steerage were a number 
of organ-grinders who were making their way to 
this country in order to pick up the pennies of the 
children; one of them had a very cunning little 
monkey with him and the passengers often got him 
to come up on the upper deck and show the monkey 
off. During one of these performances I was in the 
crowd, the monkey happened to look up at me, and 
he immediately jumped on my shoulder. 1 was 
somewhat alarmed at this, but the animal whispered 
in my ear, "Don't you know me, Jim?" I recog- 
nized the voice immediately ; it was that of Dimmick 
Lord. We have all thought that Dimmick was the 
" missing link," but this revelation of mine com- 
pletely proves the theory of evolution. Later Dim- 
mick told me that the organ-grinder was no other 
person than William Frye White in disguise. 

And so I could go on telling you many things 
which I have dreamed, that would be great surprises 
and revelations to you all. But I do not want to tire 
you by telling you any more of them. I trust that I 
have told you enough to convince you that I am 
worthy of this Jionor. Mr. President and class- 
mates : Allow me to thank you again for this remem- 
brance, and recognition of my talents. 

Mr. Bean: 

Symptoms of fun and good-natured raillery there 
may have been in the preceding presentations, but 
in this one they are entirely eliminated, and I now 
speak with good truth and no nonsense. 

To be allowed to respond to the toast of Popular 
Man is the greatest honor that a class can bestow 
upon any of its members. The Popular Man must 
not only be the all-hail and well-met fellow, but he 
must also combine with these qualities those of the 
scholar and of the athlete. 



Nevei- was there one better fitted to receive the 
much-coveted wooden spoon and in whom there has 
been a better blending of the qualities of good fellow, 
scholar, and athlete than the present recipient. His 
scholarly attainments, his athletic abilities, and above 
all, his sunny disposition and generous nature have 
long since endeared him to the hearts of us all. 

Mr. Home, kindly accept this token from the class, 
together with its best wishes. 


Mr. Home said : 
Mr. President and Fellow-Classmates : 

To-day, in asking me to become the recipient of 
this wooden spoon, you have conferred upon me an 
honor for which no simple words of mine can express 
my gratitude. To be chosen as the custodian of that 
which is representative of the common friendship 
and popularity which characterizes our relations 
towards each other, is a pleasure and an honor which 
I earnestly appreciate and which I little merit. 

Our college course has been pleasant and our 
friendships warm and lasting. We have now reached 
that point in our course where we realize the worth 
of college life and college associations, where nothing 
is dearer to us than our class and our college, and 
no friendships dearer than those of our own class- 

The olive wreath of tlie Grecian, symbolic as it 
was of common interests, the unity and the love 
which they have for each other, was prized among 
the greatest of treasures and regarded with an affec- 
tion dearer than life itself. So this wooden spoon of 
ours symbolizes the affections of a bind of college 
men gathered together from different places and 
brought into close contact for a term of years. 

It is said that the friendship of man for man in 
the old Roman days was far deeper than the relations 
of men in modern times. If we do not in these days 
reach that standard ; if our institutions and customs 
are at variance with so close an intimacy, we at least 
approach very near to it here in our college home. 
It is the universal testimony of alumni that the four 
years of under-graduate life was the happiest period 
of their existence. 

Classmates, let us appreciate these- days while 
here ; let us realize to the full our opportunities and 
advantages, and give to the college and the class our 
best efforts. 

I accept this gift from your hands, but in doing 
so I feel that I am unworthy to join the ranks of 
those who have guarded this class treasure in 
previous years. It shall always be my greatest 

treasure, while the class and the college may always 
be assured of my deepest interest and regard. 

After the presentations, the Class marched 
out and planted the ivy by the eastern wall 
of Memorial, singing the following ode, the 
words of wiiich are by Mr. Hewitt: 

Air — Laurif/er Horathis." 
Lo, the festal day is come, 

All its joys before ns; 
SuraiTier fair, with leaf and bloom, 

Spreads her mantle o'er us. 
Yet the happy Ivy Day, 

Joy and pleasure bringing, 
Tells us that our college days 

Past their ways are winging. 

Here's to Ninety-seven, my boys. 

Ninety-seven forever ! 
Oh, the happy college ties. 

May they perish never ! 
And classmates, here's to Bowdoin, too, 

Joy and fame await her, 
Praised by sons both brave and true, 

Bowdoin, Alma Mater! 

This closed the Jitnior exercises. They 
were followed by the impressive ceremony 
of Senior's Last Chapel, which was witnessed 
by a large crowd. In the evening the Ivy 
Hop occurred in Town Hall, and was one of 
the most successful ever held. The patron- 
esses were Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. 
Robinson, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Woodruff, 
Mrs. Moody, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Little, Mrs. 
Hutchins, and Mrs. Files. The following- 
order was danced through after the concert: 

Waltz — Danube Waves. . 
Two-Step— Handicap. 
Schottische — I want yer raa Honey. 
Two-Step— King Cotton. . 
Lanciers— Little Christopher. . 
Waltz— Irish Artist. . 
Two-Step — Excelsior, Jr. . 
Schottische— Darkie's Frolic. . 
Waltz— Columbian Medley. 
Waltz— Blue Danube. 
Two-Step— Oh ! Mr. Austin. 
Portland Fancy — Up to Date. . 





. Kerker. 


. Tracey. 







Waltz— Don't be Cross Zeller. 

Two-Step— Directorate Sousa. 

Schottische— Flirting on the Beach. Christie. 

Waltz— Popular Medley Beyer. 

Two-Step— 2d Conuecticut. . . Reeves. 

Waltz— Espanita Rosey. 

The floor was ably managed by D. W. 
Elliot with S. O. Aiidros, R. S. Hagar, C. H. 
Holmes, and J. S. Stetson as aids. The 
music was excellent and every one enjoyed 
the day and evening to the fullest extent. 

The kiiully feeling existing 
between Colby and Bowdoin was 
never better shown than in the victory 
of last Saturday. The Bowdoin fellows 
attending the inter-scholastic games at 
Waterville report the great joy of all 
the Colby students, and the celebration there that 
rivaled our celebration of the Colby victory. Sev- 
eral telegrams of congratulations were received from 
Colby men. 

Cram, '99, has returned to college. 
Plaisted, '94, recently paid a visit to the campus. 
Hatch, '97, has corae back to make us another 

Elias Thomas, Jr., '94, was on the campus the 
other day. 

French, '97, took his examinations and left col- 
lege two weeks ago. 

A party of Seniors are spending their vacation 
at Weld Pond, fishing. 

R. 0. Small, '90, delivered the Memorial Day 
address at Bowdoinham. 

Senior supper at the Atwood in Lewiston, June 
lOth. All report a good time. 

Sturgis, '99, was ill at his home in Augusta for a 
week. He returned last week. 

Where were "Bowdoin's co-eds" the night fol- 
lowing the Waterville field-meet? 

A. S. Haggert, '93, has won the Greek Scholar- 
ship at Johns Hopkins University. 

Widiarasnn, '98, who has been in Gorham, N. U., 
has returned to take his examinations. 

The Brunswick Telegraph recently contained a 
poem entitled " Lilacs," by J. W. Crawford, '95. 

A. W. Tolraan, '88, an old Orient editor-in- 
chief, stopped off at the college on the way to Togus. 

The efficient work of "Lish" and "Joe" is 
plainly manifest upon the college lawns this spring. 

Coggan, '97, was coaching the speakers of the 
graduating class of Gardiner High School last 

The Bates (and Lewiston) base-ball players re- 
ceived a ivarm reception in Brunswick not long 

The Portland students had a double victory to 
celebrate, our own and Portland High School, at 

Captain Home coached the Bangor High School 
Athletic Team for the Inter-Scholastic Meet at 

Professor Chapman attended the graduating 
exercises of the Castine Normal School, of which he 
is a trustee. 

A number of students attended the reception 
and ball of the graduating class of the Brunswick 
High School. 

Professors Hutchins and Robinson gave a lecture 
on the X rays before the Maine Medical Association 
June 4th, in Portland. 

Quite a crowd of students watched (?) the mid- 
night train go through the depot on the evening of 
the Colby-Bates game. 

0. D. Smith, '98, has left college for his sum- 
mer's vacation, and will work on the New York and 
Portland steamship line. 

Minot, '96, had a very interesting article on 
Bowdoin's work with the X rays in a recent number 
of the Leiviston Journal. 

The college quartette went to Boothbay Harbor 
last Thursday night to sing at the graduation exer- 
cises of the High School there. 

A child of one of the Faculty remarked the day 
of the second Bates-Bowdoiu game that he thought 
" God must be a Bates man !" 

The La Mascot manager had flattering offers 
from Portland and Bangor to bring the " Bowdoin 
co-eds" to play in those towns. 


The Orient board gave a banquet to the retiring 
Seniors of the board at the City Hotel two weelis 
ago. Hagar, '97, was toast-master. 

Miss Rheder, the handsome sleight-of-hand per- 
former, who recently held forth at Pcnnell's clothing 
store, was an attraction to students. 

C. J. Fogg is receiving the congratulations of 
his classmates and friends on his engagement to 
Miss Nellie Burnhara of Boston, Mass. 

Manager Taylor of the Colby ball team gave 
each of the Bowdoiii njen at Watervillo, a ticlict to 
the Colby Minstrels the evening of the second game 
with Colby. 

About a hundred students wont to Waterville 
with the field and track team. Bowdoin men were 
very much in evidence in the city during the even- 
ing, 'tis said. 

Professors Hutchinsand Robinson received men- 
tion in Sc/ew^*//!^ ^4«)cr/ca«. for their excellent work 
with the X ray. They have also been recognized 
by the American Journal of Sciences. 

The Seniors held their banquet after the final 
exams., at the Atwood in Lewiston last Wednesday 
night. Chase Eastman was toast-master. The 
toasts were responded to as follows : 

Our College, Peaks. 

'96, Hebb. 

The Ladies Fessenden. 

Albletica, Coburn. 

The Faculty, Clough. 

The Past, Ward. 

The Future, C. G. Fogg. 


Minot, '96, Home, '97, Pettingill, '98, and Minott, 
'98, were officials at the Maine Inter-Scholastic 
Athletic Association Meet at Waterville, Friday. 
Quite a number of students interested in the result 
went up. 

Dr. Whittier was one of the officials in the field 
day of the Triangular League, which is composed of 
Dartmouth, Amherst, and Williams. In the near 
future the league will be compelled to admit 

Dr. Dike made some very interesting remarks 
at a recent Junior German recitation. He has 
traveled in many foreign countries, and is full of 
information regarding them, Greece being his 

Next year it is to be hoped that the Field and 
Track Association will not be obliged to stand the 
expense of holding its field day out of town. The 

teams from the other colleges are smaller, and so 
could travel cheaper than Bowdoin. 

Never before in Bowdoin's history did the old 
chapel bell ring more merrily over the victory of a 
sister college than last Wednesday, when the Colby 
manager wired Bowdoin that Colby had beaten 
Bates 7 to 6. A crowd marched about the campus 
and settled on the Art Gallery steps to sing and 
cheer Colby. 

Minot, '96, Bowdoin's correspondent to the 
Lewiston Journal, enjoyed a rather novel situation 
last week when he was directed by the Jou.rnal to 
select the prettiest of .the Brunswick High School 
graduating class for the article "Maine's Pair 
Graduates." Several seasons at Old Orchard made 
this Paris in disguise a very competent man for 
that trying undertaking. 

Probably Brunswick never celebrated before as 
she celebrated Saturday night. Of coarse all the 
students were celebrating; but the student celebra- 
tion was only half, for every merchant on the street 
had either a bonfire or fire-works, and many of the 
houses were illuminated. The procession, four 
hundred strong several estimated it, marched 
through all the principal streets of the town, headed 
by the town band in all its glory and finery. Each 
professor was cheered and called upon for a speech. 
The coach containing the victorious ball team 
stopped in front of each professor's house for the 
short and spicy speech. President Hyde's remarks 
were very bright. Professor Houghton, who was 
too ill to come out on the veranda of his house to 
speak, made one of the happiest speeches of the 
march from a window. Professor Emery, when 
called upon to speak, was found in the procession, 
the happiest plodder of all. Such was the enthusi- 
asm. Every member of the Faculty was young again, 
and delighted to honor the victorious champions. 
Mammoth dynamite bombs were exploded by elec- 
tricity every few moments on the delta. At Lewis- 
ton, too, the team was hauled all over town in a 
large barge by the Bowdoin crowd at the game. 
All in all, Billy Fields says that it was the largest 
athletic celebration ever held at Bowdoin, and Billy 

Lieut. Peary recently delivered a lecture before 
the students of Princeton, describing his last journey 
to the north, together with an illustrated description 
of Greenland. 

The first base-ball game between Tale and 
Princeton was played May 4, 1867. Princeton won 
by a score of 58 to 52. 





Bowdoin, 36; M. S. C, 16. 

Wednesday, May 27th, BowdoiD played her sec- 
ond game with Maine State College, on the delta, 
and won in a loose and prolonged game by a score 
of 36 to 16. 

The game was at no time interesting and was 
characterized throughout by heavy batting by 
Bowdoin, and careless playing by the M. S. C. team. 

Bass was batted out of the bos in the fourth,, 
while Crockett, his successor, did much better work. 
The score: 


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

Haines, c, 7 4 1 3 8 2 1 

Bodge, p., 8 5 2 5 

Bryant, m., 8 5 3 i 1 1 

Coburn.s.s 7 S 6 15 3 7 3 

Dane, 2b 8 5 4 4 5 4 3 

Greenlaw, l.f., .... 8 4 4 7 1 

Hull, lb 7 3 3 3 8 1 

Stanwood, r.f., s.s., . . 5 2 2 2 1 1 

Sonle, 3b., 7 3 1 2 1 

Libby, r.f., 1 1 1 

Totals, 66 36 26 44 27 15 12 

M. S. C. 

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

Bass, p., r.f., 5 1 1 2 1 1 

Libby, lb., 5 1 1 1 3 

Farrell,3b., 4 3 1 1 3 3 

P. Palmer, c 6 2 2 2 7 2 

Welch, s.s 6 2 3 5 1 5 3 

Crockett, r.f., p., ... 6 2 1 

E. Palmer, l.t 2 3 1 4 3. 1 

Dolley, 2b., 1 2 1 2 4 1 2 

Brann, c.f 4 1 1 2 1 4 

Totals 42 16 11 18 27 10 10 

Innings, 123456789 

Bowdoin, 448 14 1220 1—36 

M. S. C, .22202040 4—16 

Home runs— Coburn 2, Bodge, E. Palmer. Three-base 
hits — Haines, Greenlaw. Two-base liits— Bryant, Coburn 
3, Greenlaw, Welch 2, Dolley. Struck out— by IJodge 7, 
by Bass 2, by Crockett 4. Stolen bases — Bowdoin 4, 
M.S.C. 2. Passed balls — Palmer, Haines. Wild pitches — 
Bodge 1, Bass 1. Double play — Welch, Dolley, and Libby. 

Bowdoin, 13; Exeter, 11. 

At Exeter, Saturday, May 3llth, Bowdoin played 
her second game with Exeter, and won in a close 
and well-played game. Exeter was much stronger 
than when she played at Brunswick, and put up a 
much better game. 

Bodge had an off day, and retired from the game 
in the sixth ; Libby took his place and pitched 
magnificent ball, Exeter making but one hit and 

one run oft' his delivery in the remaining four 
innings. The score: 


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

Haines, c, 4 3 10 2 

Bodge, p., 5 1 2 1 1 

Bryant, c.f., 5 2 1 

Coburn, s.s 5 2 2 2 4 

Dane, r.f., 4 1 

Soule, 3b., 1 1 

Greenlaw, l.f., 5 

Hull, lb 5 2 S 

Libby, p., 3b 3 1 2 

Stanwood, 2b 4 2 2 2 

Totals, 41 11 27 9 7 


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

Lydecker, s.s., 1 3 3 3 

Little, 3b., 5 2 1 2 1 

N. Gibbons, c.f., 5 1 3 

Smith, 2b. 4 1 3 

J. Gibbons, c, 5 6 1 2 

Haas, lb., 3 12 

Beach, l.f., 6 1 

Robertson, p., 4 1 1 6 

Williams, r.f 4 2 

Totals 37 7 25 15 6 

Innings 12345678 9 

Bowdoin, 3 2 5 110 1 0—13 

Exeter 2 0206100 0—11 

Two-base hits — Haines 2, Coburn. Sacrifice hits — N. 
J. Gibbons, Bodge 2. First base on balls — by Bodge, 
Lydecker 4, Haas 3, J. B. Gibbons, Williams, Smith, Rob- 
ertson; by Libby, Robertson, Little, Lydecker, Smith; by 
Robertson, Haines, Libby. Hitby pitclied ball — by Bodge, 
N. J. Gibbons. Struck out— by Bodge, Beach, Williams, 
Smith, Haas; by Libby, Beach 2, N. J. Gibbons, Williams, 
Smith, Haas; by Robertson, Dane 2, Stanwood 2, Hull. 
Double plays— Lydecker, Smith and Haas; Stanwood and 
Hull. Umpires— Dr. Charles and Scannel. Attendance 

Bates, 14; Bowdoin, 12. 

Again we were defeated by Bates. This time at 
Lewiston, Wednesday, June 3d, before a crowd of 
2,000 people. 

Libby was hit so hard in the second that Bodge 
was sent in to finish out the game, and he pitched 
excellent ball and deserved to have won, but Bates 
had unusnal kick and managed to keep ahead. 

Bowdoin tied the score in the sixth, and made a 
hard fight to win, but couldn't do it. The score: 


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

Douglass, 2b., 4 4 3 1 1 l 

Pulsifer, s.s. 6 1 3 1 1 

Burrill, l.f., p., 6 2 2 3 1 

Gerrish, c. 4 2 2 11 1 1 

Quinn, 3b., . 4 1 1 1 2 

Penley, lb 4 1 3 8 

Slattery, p., l.f., 5 2 1 

Bennett, c.f 4 1 2 1 

Hinkley, r.f. 5 1 1 1 

Totals, 42 14 17 27 6 4 




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

Haines, c, 5 1 2 9 2 2 

Bodge, r.f., p., 5 1 1 

Bryant, c.f., 5 3ii 4 2 

Coburn.s.s., 5 3 3 4 2 

Hull, lb i 2 2 6 1 

Dane, 2b., 3 1 1 4 1 

Stanwood, r.f 3 2 

Libby, p., r.f 1 1 

Greenlaw, l.f., 4 1 

SoQle, 3b 5 1 1 1 

Totals, 40 12 15 24 8 8 

Innings 1234567 8, 9 

Bates 46001012 x— 14 

Bowdoin, 20203400 1—12 

Earned runs— Bates 7, Bowdoin 4. Two-base hits — Pul- 
sifer, Burrill, Bryant, Coburn, Hull, Dane. Three-base 
hits— Burrill, Slattery. Sacritice hit— Bodge. Stolen bas- 
es—Douglass 2, Pulsifer 2, Gerrish 2, Quinn, Penley 2, 
Slattery. Double play — Bennett and Penley. Bases on 
balls — by Burrill, Haines, Libby; by Slattery, Greenlaw; 
by Libby, Gerrish; by Bodge, Douglass 2, Quinn, Penley, 
Bennett. Hit by pitched ball — by Slattery, Dane; by Bur- 
rill, Dane. Struck out — by Burrill, Dane, Libby, Greenlaw 
2, Soule; by Slattery, Coburn, Dane, Stanwood, Greenlaw; 
by Libby, Slattery, Bennett; by Bodge, Burrill, Bennett, 
Gerrish, Hinl^ley 2. Passed balls — Gerrish 1, Haines 1. 
Wild pitches— Libby 1 , Bodge 2. Time— 2h. ,55m. Umpire 
— S. J. Kelley. 

Boivdoin, 11; Bales, 0. 

The B:ites team had the peunant won, to all 
appearances, and liad hcen tendered a reception 
and banquet by the students and Facnlty. But both 
M. S. C. and Colby, by hard work and honest play- 
ing, defeated them, and thus tied them with Bow- 
doin for the championship and pennant. 

The decisive game was played at Lewiston, on 
the league grounds, Saturday forenoon, June 13th, 
and Bowdoin won; not, as some prejudiced ones 
say, by lucli and errors by Bates, but by supei'ior 
all-round playing. 

Bowdoin went to the bat first, but did not score. 
Bates, by a couple of hits and errors, scored two 
runs. Both pitchers then got settled to work and 
no more runs were made until the fifth, when Bow- 
doin, by a couple of errors, a base on balls and 
some terrific batting, scored four runs and took the 
load. Again in the sixth by timely batting and 
another error Bowdoin scored, tliis time seven runs. 
Burrill then came in to pitch and Bowdoin stopped 
scoring, although the team found no trouble in 
batting him. 

Bates made a hard fight in the eighth, and by a 
base on balls, a couple of hits, and an error by 
Coburn, scored four runs. This ended the scoring 
on both sides, although both teams got men on bases 
in the ninth. The score : 


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

Haines, c 3 2 2 4 2 

Bodge, p 6 2 3 2 

Bryant, c.f., 5 1 2 2 

Coburn, s.s 3 2 2 3 1 

Hull, lb 4 1 1 8 

Dane, 2b. 5 1 1 4 2 

Greenlaw, l.f 4 4 1 

Libby, r.f 5 1 1 

Soule, 3b 3 1 3 

Totals 38 11 8 27 10 4 


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

Douglass, 2b., 5 1 3 3 2 

Pulsifer, s.s., 4 2 2 2 

Burrill, l.f., p., 4 2 2 3 

Gerrish, c 2 1 1 11 1 1 

Quinn, 3b 3 2 2 

Penley, lb., 4 3 

Slattery, p., l.f. 4 1 

Bennett, c.f., 4 1 4 

Hinkley, r.f., ., 3 1 1 1 

Totals 33 6 8 27 6 6 

Innings 123456789 

Bowdoin 00004700 0—11 

Bates 20000004 0—6 

Earned runs — Bates 1. Three-base hits — Haines, Dane. 
Two-base hits— Douglass. Sacritice hits— Quinn. Stolen 
bases — Coburn, Hull, Burrill, Gerrish 2. First base on 
errors — Bowdoin 11, Bates 6. Hit by pitched ball— by 
Bodge, Bennett; Slattery, Bryant. Passed balls— Gerrish 
1. Wild pitches— Bodge 1, Slattery 1, Burrill 1. Struck 
out— by Bodge, Pulsifer, Hinkley; by Slattery, Bodge, 
Hill 2, Dane'2, Soule; by Burrill, Coburn, Hull, Libby. 
Doubleplays-Coburn and Soule. Umpire — Brady. Time, 
2 hours, 35 minutes. 

The following tables give the batting and field- 
ing records of the season. The tables take into 
account not only the fourteen regular games, but 
also the three early practice games with New Eng- 
land League teams. Coburn won the silver ball 
given by Mr. Madden to the best batter on the team. 

Batting Record. 

a.b. hits. t.b. runs. aver. 

Coburn, 84 36 70 30 429 

Haines 75 27 42 40 360 

Stanwood, 14 5 7 3 357 

Bryant, 85 29 34 27 341 

Bodge 81 26 35 31 321 

Dane 80 25 32 19 313 

Hull 54 15 18 21 278 

Libby 62 16 30 16 258 

Greenlaw 79 18 25 21 228 

Soule, 57 10 17 14 175 

Fielding Record. 

Chances. ^"g^P*" Errors. Aver. 

Haines, 3b., c 123 111 12 976 

Hull, c. ,1b 115 107 8 930 

Bodge, p., r.f., 25 23 2 920 

Dane, 2b., lU 100 11 901 

Libby, p., r.f 19 16 3 843 

Coburn, s.s 129 97 32 752 

Bryant, c.f 46 34 12 739 

Greenlaw, l.f., 38 28 10 737 

Stanwood, r.f., 2b 7 5 2 714 

Soule, 3b 50 34 16 080 



Standing of the LEAonE. 

Played. Won. Lost. Per ct. 

Bowdoin 7 . . 5 . . 2 . 714 

Bates 7 . . 4 . . 3 . 571 

M. S. C, 6 . . 3 . . 3 . 500 

Colby, 6 . . 1 . . 5 . 166 


The second aniuual championship contests of the 
M. I. C. A. A. were held at Waterville, on the Colby 
track, Friday, June 5th, and a second time Bow- 
doin proved her superiority over the other Maine 
colleges in field and track athletics. 

The games as a whole were too one-sided to be 
exciting, Bowdoin taking 108 out of a possible 135 
points, and had a larger team been taken to Water- 
ville, would have won still more, without doubt. 

Kecords were smashed right and left, Kendall 
lowering the half-mile record by nearly seven sec- 
onds. Home broke the college record in the 100- 
yards dash and also reduced the State record to ten 
and two-fifths seconds. Foss of Bates broke the 
record for the mile run ; Pratt of Colby reduced the 
record for the bicycle race by 38 seconds, and Pet- 
teugill broke the record for the mile walk; Home, 
the 220 hurdle; Minot, the polo vault ; and Godfrey, 
the shot put. 

Home, Bowdoin '97, won the greatest number 
of points of any one individual, getting 23 to his 

The most exciting event of the meet was the 
two-mile bicycle race. It was lidden in fast time 
and was hard fought all the way, being won by 
about si.N inches. The winners of the liial heats 
were as follows : 

100- Yards Dash. 

1st heat— Home, 10 2-5; 2d heat— McMillau, 10 3-5; 3d 
heat— Tukey (Bates), 11; 4th heat— Braim (M. S. C), 11; 
5th heat — Andrews, 10 4-5. 

120- Yards Hurdle. 
1st heat — Home, 18 ; 2d heat— Holmes (Colby), 19. 

440-Yards Dash. 
1st heat— Kendall, 53 4-5; 2d heat— Keyes, 55 1-5; 3d 
heat— Stetson, 54 3-5. 

Two-Mile Bicycle Race. 
1st heat — Pratt (Colby); 2d heat— Stearns. 

220-Yards Hurdle. 
1st heat— Home, 28 4-5; 2d heat— McMillan, 29; 3d 
heat — Spencer (Colby), 29 1-5; 4tli heat — Hadlock. 

220-Yards Dash. 
1st heat— Home, 24 1-5; 2d heat— Kendall, 23 3-5; 3d 
heat— Brann (M. S. C); 4th heat— Tukey (Bates), 25 3-5; 
5th heat^ Andrews, 

The results of the finals were as follows: 

lOO-yards dash — 1st, Home; 2d, Andrews; 3d, McMil- 
lan. 10 2-5. 

Half-mile run— 1st, Kendall; 2d, Foss (Bates); 3d, 
Clement (Colby). 2-0 3-5. 

120-yardshurdle— 1st, Home; 2d, Hadlock; 3d, Holmes 
(Colby). 17. 

440-yards dash— 1st, Kendall; 2d, Andrews; 3d, Stet- 
son. 54 3-5. 

Mile run — 1st, (Bates); 2d, Sinkinson; 3d, Bass. 

Two-mile bicycle race — 1st, Pratt (Colbj'); 2d, Stearns; 
3d, Pulsiter (Bates). 5.04. 

220-yards hurdle— 1st, Home; 2d, Hadlock; 3d, McMil- 
lan. 28 sec. 

220-yards dash— 1st, Kendall; 2d, Home; 3d, Tukey 
(Bates). 23 3-5. 

Mile walk— 1st, Pettengill; 2d, Merrill (M. S. C); 3d, 
Wellman (Colby). 8 14. 

Two-mile run — 1st, Bass; 2d, Foss (Bates); 3d, Sinkin- 
son. 10 51 1-5. 

Pole vault— 1st, Minott; 3d, Bates; 3d, Smith. 10 2. 

Putting shot — 1st, Godfrey; 2d, Bates; 3d, Grover (M. 
S.C). 37 8 3-4. 

Running high jump — 1st, Smith; 2d, French; 3d, Stev- 
ens and Robinson tied. 5 3. 

Throwing hammer — 1st, Bates; 2d, French; 3d, God- 
frey. 105 ft. 

Running broad jump — 1st, Home; 2d, Stearns; 3d, Han- 
son (Colby). 19 feet, 4 3-4 inches. 

Summary. % S a ^ 

" M m o g 

lOO-yards dash 9 Oi 

Half-mile run, 5 3 1 

120-yards hurdle 8 1 

440-yards dash 9 

Mile run, 4 5 

2-mile bicycle, 3 1 5 

220-yards hurdle, ^9 

220-yards dash, 8 1 0« 

Mile walk 5 1 3 

2-mile run, 6 3 

Pole vault 9 

Putting shot 8 1 

Running high jump, 8 1 

Throwing hammer, 9 

Running broad jump, 8 1 

Totals, 108 13 10 4 

A collection of fac-simile bronze Roman coins, 
consigned to Columbia College, has been detained 
in the custom house, pending an investigation. 
The authorities claim that' the coins are counter- 
feit, the penalty for importing which is $100,000. 



On the program me of the 
'44th annual meeting of the 
10 Medical Association, which was 
in Portland, June 3, 4, and 5, 
names of the following physi- 
cians: B. F. Sturgis, Med. '63; S. H. Weeks, 
Hon. '89; J. F. Manning, Med. '79; S. C. Gordon, 
Med. '55; F. C. Thayci', Med. '07; Alfred Mitchell, 
'59; I. E. Kimball, Mod. '76; E. E. Holt, Med. '74; 
W. J. Maybury, Med. '36; W. B. Moulton, Med. '83; 
F. E. Varney, Med. '86; F. H. Gerrish, '66; J. L. 
M. Willis, Med. '77; E. M. Fuller, Med. '73; John 
F. Thompson, Med. '86; Charles D. Smith, Med. '79. 

'40.— Rev. Dr. Edward Robie is one of a party 
of prominent divines who are making a tour in 

Med. '70.— Dr. Elisha Skinner Coan, one of the 
leading physicians of Auburn, died at his home on 
High Street, May 30th, aftei- a long illness of con- 
sumption. He was born in Exeter, Me., January 
26, 1843. He studied medicine in the ofBce of Dr. 
David Evans of Gai-land and at the Maine J^Icdical 
Collego at Brunswick, giudualing in 1870. He 
practiced his i)rofcpsion in Bradford and Garland, 
and came to Auburn in 1887. He was an ex-presi- 
dent of the Androscoggin County iMcdical Society 
and a member of the ilaine society. He served 
through the war in the 20th Maine and was a 
member of Burnside Post and of Plymouth Lodge 
of Odd Fellows of Dexter. Ele leaves a widow, 
two sons, and two daughters. 

'70.— Professor Charles H. Clark, A.M., has re- 
signed the princii>alsliii) of Sanborn Seminary at 
East Kingston, N. H., and will open in the fall at 
Waban, Mass., a fitting school for Wellesley and 
Radcliffe colleges. 

'76. — Arthur T. Parker, class secretai-y, furnishes 
the following list of names and addresses of the 
Class of '76. Those having changed their addresses 
recently are marked in the list: *Alden, physician, 
Virginia, Minn.; Atwood, lawyer. Auburn, Me.; 
* Bates, professor, M. I. T., Boston, Mass.; Brook- 
house, manufacturer, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia; 
Burnham, minister, Chi«opee, Mass.; *Clark, teacher, 
Waban, Mass. ; * Evans, superintendent of schools, 
Belfast, Me. ; Hall, lawyer, Damariscotta, Me.; 

Hawes, insurance, Bangor, Me. ; Hemmenway; Hill, 
teacher, Hyde Park, Mass ; * Jameson, civil engi- 
neer, Tientsin, China; Kimball, E. H., business, 
Bath, Me. ; Kimball, F. R., Salem, Mass.; Leavitt, 
business, Gorharn, Me.; Libby, business. Auburn- 
dale, Mass. ; Marrett, editor, Boston, Mass.; Mc- 
Nulty ; Merrill, mechanical engineer, Cleveland, 0.; 
Millay, lawyer, PhtEiiix, Arizona; Morrill, lawyer, 
Auburn, Me, ; * Neweorab, general manager electric 
light and power company, Westbrook, Me.; Parker, 
business, Bath, Me.; Parsons, business, Cairo, III.; 
Payne, physician, Boston, Mass.; Payson, lawyer, 
Portland, Me.; Perry, minister, Hyde Park, Mass.; 
Pratt, minister, Berlin, Mass.; * Prince, engineer 
American Water Works Co., Omaha, Neb. ; Robin- 
son, teacher, Boston, Mass. ; Rogers, professor 
Maine State College, Orono, Me.; Rowe, business, 
Boston, Mass. ; Sabin, chemist. Long Island City, 
N. Y. ; Sanford, lawyer, Boston, Mass.; Sargent, 
business, Portland, Me. j'Sewall, J. E., mariner, 
Bath, Me.; Souther, busiiress, Lusk, Wyo. ; Stevens, 
lawyer, Boston, Mass.; Stimson, business, Cincin- 
nati, 0.; Sturgis, business, Augusta, Me.; * Taylor, 
teacher, Chicago, 111.; Waitt, lawyer, Boston, Mass.; 
Wheeler, business, Winchendon, Mass. ; Whitoomb, 
Massachusetts state Are marshal, Boston, Mass. ; 
White, teachei', Essex, Mass.; Whittemore, busi- 
ness. Grand Rapids, JSlich.; Wilson, national bank 
examiner, Poi'tland, Me.; Wright, lawyer, Salem, 
Mass.; *Yates, teacher. Old Orchard, Me. 

'77.— Lieut. R. E. Peary is making ari'ange- 
mcnts for another expedition to Greenland, and will 
probably sail about July 8th. A number of scien- 
tific men and students, who desire to visit Green- 
land, will take advantage of this opportunity to 
sail on Mr. Peary's steamer. Cornell University 
will be represented by four or five young men, 
headed by Professor Ralph S. Tarr, the geologist. 
Another party of four or five men, under the lead- 
ership of Professor A. E. Burton, professor of civil 
engineering in the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, will also sail with Mr. Peary. 

'87.— Austin Cary, in a recent letter from abroad, 
mentions recognizing in the Offizzi Gallery at Flor- 
ence a duplicate of the Vau Dyke in the Walker 
Art Building. While in Athens, Rome, and Flor- 
ence he said that he thought of the Walker Art 
Building, which he calls a "gem," and of how well ' 
it is fitted for the needs of the college. 

'90. — Albert S. Ridley of New York has recently 
been promoted in the big house of Cromwell & 
Sullivan of that city. Mr. Ridley was formerly 
president of the Lewistou Common Council. 



'92.— Charles S. Rich, instructor at Bowdoin 
College, delivered the baccalaureate address before 
the Class of 1896, Fryeburg Academy. It was a 
fine address and received the closest attention of a 
largo audience. 

'94.— The wedding of Miss Kale D. Musscndon, 
daughter of William D. Mussendeii, cashier of the 
First National Bank of Bath, and Rupert H., son of 
Mayor James P. Baxter of Portland, took place at 
Bath, June 3d. 

'95. — The Derrif Netos (N. H.) contains the follow- 
ing: "The Memorial Day address was delivered by 
Perley D. Smith of the Harvard Law School. It 
was a fine, scholarly address, outside of the regular 
speeches on that day. He paid the veterans due 
compliments, and launched out into the broad 
educational and practical elements that go to build 
up a nation." ^ 

'95. — The ougagementjOT Gorbam H. Wood, '05. 
to Miss Grace M. Chapman of Bangoi' has been 
announced. ' 

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Editorial Notes 75 

Baccalaureate Sermon by President Hyde 77 

Junior Prize Declamation SI 

Class-Day Exercises 83 

Oration 82 

Poem 84 

Under the Thorndike Oak ^ 

Opening Address 8G 

Class History 86 

Class Prophecy 90 

Parting Address 94 

Smoking the Pipe of Peace 94 

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Cheering the Halls 95 

Dance on the Green 95 

Commencement Exercises 95 

Honorary Appointments 96 

The Passing of War (Goodwin Commencement Oration).. 96 

Commencement Dinner 98 

President's Reception 102 

Medical School Graduation 102 

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Phi Beta Kappa 104 

Meeting of the Board of Overseers and Trustees 105 

Maine Historical Society 105 

Commencement Concert lotj 

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The Returned Alumni 107 

CoLLEGii Tabula 108 

Personal 109 


We are glad to be able to announce 
to the student body and to all those who are 
interested in the welfare of the Orient, 
that the Boards of the college have seen fit 
to give the college paper a room in which 
the work can be properly done. The Orient 
is no longer without a home, but is now pre- 
pared to take a new lease of life; is ready to 
demand the hearty co-operation of all under- 
graduates to make it a representative sheet. 
It is too early to tell what plans will be fol- 
lowed out in regard to the room, but the 
exchanges of the paper will be open to all, 
and the room will be a place where the 
meetings of the board can be held, and reg- 
ular work done. We hope that during the 
coming j'ear the number of contributors will 
be largely increased, and that a greater 
amount of competition will take place. We 
feel that the paper should be the connecting 
link between the college and its alumni. 
The column devoted to the interests of the 
graduates will be kept up this year, and we 
take this occasion to appeal for more contri- 
butions from them and also more subscrip- 
tions. We trust this appeal will not fall on 
deaf ears, but will be a word to the wise. 
With a good office, more contributions and a 
larger subscription list, the Orient will do 



more eiEcient work, and a larger field for 
journalism will be opened here at Bowdoin. 
Let all unite to make this the Orient's 
banner year. In union there is strength. 

TITHE price of this number of the Orient 
A is twenty-five cents. It will be sent 
post-paid to any address on receipt of the 
price. All those who desire extra copies can 
obtain them by sending to Byron Stevens, 
Brunswick, during the summer. 

'D'NOTHER Commencement week, with 
/ -^ its varied festivities, has come and gone. 
Another class of young men has left the care 
of their fostering mother to fight their way 
in the world. Whatever be their acquire- 
ments, they are a class of young men of 
whom any college might be proud. As a 
class '96 had an abnormally high standing, 
not only as scholars but also as college men. 
The class took a prominent part in athletics 
and identified themselves with everj' branch 
of college work. If they go ahead in life 
with the same spirit of faithfulness and en- 
thusiasm as they have shown in college, their 
success is assured, and the class will reflect 
credit upon their good old Alma Mater. 
The Orient congratulates them upon their 
excellent appearance during the past week, 
and wishes them the success they so richly 

TTTHERE is something we wish to speak of 
"•■ while it is fresh in the minds of our 
readers. Why not have bulletin-boards for 
the posters that are so thick during some 
parts of the year? This Commencement 
nearly every tree on the campus was disfig- 
ured by one or more posters. It is a shame 
that the beauty of the place should be so 
marred. It would cost little to have at each 
entrance bulletin-boards suitable for all the 
bills and posters that are now tacked on the 

trees. Here they would attract the required 
attention, and it would become a habit to 
stop and read as it now is at the chapel 
board. We hope that next year something 
may be done in regard to this matter, and 
that the beauty of the campus may not be 
marred by unsightly posters. We believe 
all are in sympathy with us in this matter. 

WE regret exceedingly that we are to lose 
for a year one of our most popular pro- 
fessors, Mr. Henry C. Emery, who has filled 
the Chair of Political Economy and Sociology 
for two years past. Mr. Emery came back 
to the college when two classes were still 
here who had been undergraduates with 
him, and although a very young man he has 
successfully performed the required duties. 
As a scholar he has the admiration of all 
who come in contact with him ; as a teacher 
he commands the heartiest respect of the 
student body ; and as a man, Professor Emery 
has the sincere regard of all. He is an 
enthusiastic worker for his Alma Mater, and 
will, we know, prove a worthy graduate. The 
Orient wishes him a pleasant and profitable 
year abroad, and looks forward to the time 
when he rejoins the teaching force of the 
college. Mr. Leonard W. Hatch, of Colum- 
bia University, will occupy the Chair of 
Political Economy during the absence of Mr. 
Emery, and he comes highly recommended. 
He will be gladly welcomed by his classes. 

The prize winners announced from tlie com- 
mencement stage were as follows : Goodwin prize 
of $57, J. Clair Minot, Belgrade ; English Composi- 
tion prizes, $20, Howard Gilpatric, Biddeford, and 
J. C. Minot, Belgrade; second $10, Willard S. Bass, 
Wilton, and H. H. Pierce of Portland; Brown prizes 
for extemporaneous English composition, first prize, 
$30, J. Clair Minot, Belgrade; second prize, $20, 
Henry Hill Pierce, Portland ; Goodwin French prize, 
$25, divided between Drew Hall of Brunswick and 
Francis Lewis Laverton of Berlin, N. H. 



JenrariQeRGenpeRt ^xeF©i|,eg. 

Baccalaureate Sermon 

By Ret. William DeWitt Hyde, D.D., Presi- 
dent OF BowDOiN College. 

Delivered Before the Class of '96, at the Congre- 
gational Church, Brunswick, Me. 


But the people refused to hearken unto the voice of Samuel ; 
and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us; that we 
may also be like all the nations; and that our king may judge 
us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.— I. Samuel viii. : 

True patriotism is one of the highest and holiest 
qualities possible to man. To be a patriot is the 
next best thing to being a Christian ; and if one is 
a Christian, patriotism is one of the chief forms in 
which his Christianity will manifest itself. For 
Christianity, as we have seen so often, is essen- 
tially the life of unselfish devotion to objective and 
universal ends; and among the ends which this 
universal life includes, one's country must ever take 
the iirat and foremost place. One may be a patriot 
without quite becoming a Christian ; though he will 
not be far from the kingdom. A man cannot be a 
Christian without at the same time being a patriot. 
The whole includes the parts. You cannot love 
God and your fellow-men as Christ bids you do, 
without having a deep and genuine devotion to that 
most comprehensive of social institutions in which 
the divine thought of man's well-being finds its 
chief embodiment. 

We all love our country. We all have patriotic 
impulses. Because patriotism is such a high and 
holy thing, because in some form or other it is 
common to us all, there is nothing more important 
than that we should have clear conceptions of what 
patriotism is, and know how to distinguish the 
genuine reality from its ignoble counterfeits ; for 
one of the most insidious dangers of the present day 
is that specious demagogues and intolerant fanatics 
shall set up false and foolish counterfeits of patri- 
otism, and by their perversity and blasphemy bring 
reproach upon the sacred name. 

False patriotism is a feeble imitation of some 
other nation ; or else it is a faint echo of by-gone 
conditions. Both kinds of this imitative, second- 
hand pseudo-patriotism are rife and rampant to-day. 
The Jingo is the pseudo-patriot who wants to imi- 
tate other nations. The A. P. A. is a pseudo- 

patriotic order that seeks to revive an outworn 
animosity. Let us consider these counterfeits in 
order. First : Jingoism. 

Substitute for the ancient word "king" the 
modern term "vigorous foreign policy," and the 
words of our test become an accurate description of 
the latest and wildest craze that has carried away 
a portion of the American people. The only differ- 
ence is that in Israel the leader of the people was 
sane and sober, and the people themselves were 
raising the foolish clamor for a king; while in 
America to-day the people, if left to themselves, 
would be sensible enough ; but the leaders of the 
people are the instigators of the clamor. 

The alleged motive is in both cases the same. 
The discontented Jews wanted to have a king in 
order to be "like all the nations." The agitated 
American politicians want a vigorous foreign policy, 
with impregnable fortifications and extravagant 
armaments, because the other nations have such 
things. To be sure there is nothing in our geograph- 
ical situation or our present or reasonably to be 
expected political complications which makes such 
armaments a necessity to us as they are to them. 
A kind providence has given us a wealth, a location, 
and a policy handed down from the Father of his 
Country, which makes the very idea of a foreign 
war with a great European power preposterous. 
Nevertheless the other nations have these things, 
and we want to be like them. Besides, if we go far 
enough out of our way to pick a quarrel with a 
European power we may be able to get one, in spite 
of our isolation, in spite of the tradition left us by 
Washington, in spite of the fact that there is not a 
nation on the earth that could have the slightest 
desire to go to war with us. Hence it has come to 
pass that not the people but some of their leaders 
repeat the words of foolish Israel : " Nay; but we 
will have a king over us ; that we also may be like 
all the nations ; and that our king may judge us, 
and go out before us, and fight our battles." 

Now in the first place this desire to be like all 
the other nations is a base and ignoble aim. The 
man or the nation that looks around to see what 
other men and nations are doing, and then feebly 
wishes to be like them, is false to the very idea of 
manhood or nationality. The most serious crisis in 
a young man's life is that which Matthew Arnold 
describes in the lines — 

"And I, I know not if to pray 
Still to be what I am, or yield, and be 
Like all the other men I see." 

Soon or late there will come to each one of you 



a vision of just ttie man that you, with your indi- 
vidual endowments, with your individual interests, 
with your individual heredity, with your individual 
environment, with your individual opportunity, — a 
vision of just the man you can and ought to be. 
That vision of your own true best individual self 
will not be just like any other man you ever saw. 
That vision of yourself will not be composed of 
exactly the business methods of your father, and 
the emotional experiences of your mother, and the 
political principles of your neighbor, and the relig- 
ious views of your minister, and the average 
morality of your community. These will all enter 
as influences and elements; but the grouping and 
proportion and relation of the parts, and the clear, 
strong, unifying principle that binds and holds these 
elements together will be individual, unique, peculiar 
to yourself. Be true to that unique vision of your 
individual self, and you become original, forceful, 
real : and in proportion to your ability and oppor- 
tunity you become a sharer in that great and 
glorious humanity, which, shining with clear, pure 
flame, produces a Jeremiah in an idolatrous Jerusa- 
lem, a Demosthenes in a degenerating Athens, a 
Ca3sar in a crumbling Rome, a Cromwell in a cor- 
rupt England, a Washington in our oppressed and 
disunited colonies, a Lincoln to confront a slave- 
holding and seceding South. In a word, you become 
a man. 

On the other hand, be false to your own proper 
individuality; do business in the same way your 
father did it ; feel just as your mother felt ; think 
after the precise pattern of the church creed, and 
vote according to the exact letter of your party 
platform, and your name may be enrolled on the 
family register, or the firm sign, or the caucus check 
list, or the church recoi-ds; but no true word will 
proceed out of your mouth ; no bold scheme ema- 
nate from your brain ; no generous impulse spring 
forth from your heart ; no graud achievement center 
in your will. You will be, not a man, but a copy, 
an imitation, a semblance, a counterfeit of what a 
man should be. 

Just such a crisis as comes in the life of every 
young man confronts the nation now. Shall we be 
what Providence in giving us this broad land with 
the ocean on either side and conditions of climate 
to the north and south which refuse to support a 
formidable rival, manifestly intended us to be— a 
solver of the social problems of an industrial age; 
an example to all the nations of the dignity and 
splendor and prosperity and power of peace ? Or 
shall we squander our resources and debauch our 

minds and harden our hearts in order to gratify the 
empty pride of being reckoned a formidable fighter, 
and to indulge the childish fondness for passing 
blustering resolutions* 

There are two ideals which an American may 
cherish for his country. I will bring these two 
ideals before your minds in turn, and ask you which 
of the two you cherish and honor as your own. 
And this is no mere question of idle speculation. 
For as are the ideals of our country which are cher- 
ished to-day, so will be the real country a generation 

First : There is the ideal of a gigantic brute 
force. From this point of view it matters little 
whether our foreign affairs are conducted in a dig- 
nified, courteous, and diplomatic manner or not. 
It matters little whether our ministers and consuls 
are men of intelligence and training, or mere poli- 
ticians taking a vacation abroad at the public 
expense. It matters little whether the claims we 
make are just and true or not. The main thing is 
to have enough gunboats to enforce whatever claims 
we see fit to make ; to state our claims in sufficiently 
aggressive and offensive form ; and then to stand 
off and see other nations disregard them if they 
dare. That is one ideal of national greatness. Is 
that yours ? 

Second: There is the ideal of intellectual aud 
moral influence. From this point of view it is of 
prime importance that whatever position we take 
shall be fair and true and just, and that the truth 
and fairness and justness of our position shall be 
presented with all the persuasiveness and authority 
that learning and training can command. But you 
ask, how can we be sure that truth and justice thus 
presented will prevail 1 The acceptance of an 
impartial tribunal, the establishment of a court of 
arbitration, is all that is necessary. If wo want 
essential justice we can get it In that way. 

The question before the American people to-day 
is whether to follow after the other nations in a 
frantic attempt to catch up with them in the devel- 
opment of the greatness of brute force ; or whether 
to take the lead in introducing the intellectual and 
moral greatness which is able and willing to submit 
its differences with other Christian nations to a 
competent aud impartial court. Shall we appeal to 
force, or to reason ? Shall we follow, or shall we 
lead? Shall we fulfill the mission which our prov- 
idential situation marks out for us, or shall we 
become a mere Imitation of the less fortunate 
European states ? 

The important thing is to keep the issue clear, 



and not permit it to be confounded with other more 
doubtful questions. Notice, please, that the real 
question is not the abstract discussion of the rela- 
tive desirableness of war or peace. Neither war 
nor peace are ends in themselves. Both are valuable 
only as means to the great ends of justice and 
human well-being. There are better things than 
peace. Liberty is better than peace in servitude. 
Nationality is better than the poor peace of contig- 
uous fragments of a nation perpetually jealous of 
each other. Law is better than the precarious 
peace of permitted license. So there are worse 
things than war. Taxation without representation 
is worse than war. The extension of slavery into 
the free soil of a Christian country is worse than 
war. The dismemberment of the parts of a great 
nation which God had joined together by ties of 
history and language and geography and race is 
worse than war. 

In dealing with barbarous races, in dealing with 
the lawless elements within civilized states, war is 
a stern necessity. The world is hardly ready for 
arbitration with the Turk. But between Christian 
nations with established traditions and stable insti- 
tutions, between such nations as the United States 
and England, no conceivable question can arise in 
this enlightened age which cannot be settled more 
justly, more fairly, more economically, and more 
consistently with the dignity and honor of both 
parties, by arbitration than by war. Do not then 
confound this issue with that of the relative merits 
of peace and war. It is not war as such ; it is not 
peace as such ; it is justice and well-being that we 
want, or ought to want ; and the real question is 
whether we shall seek the ends of justice and well- 
being by means of war, or by means of peaceful 
and rational arbitration. 

Common traditions, common language, common 
institutions, point to England and the United States 
as the two great powers to take the lead in inaugu- 
rating the reign of international arbitration. And 
yet right here we are confronted by a wide-spread 
and irrational prejudice. England, to be sure, was 
not particularly considerate of our rights in colonial 
days ; and aristocratic England had strong sympa- 
thies with the aristocratic South during our civil 

Still the England of George III. is not the 
England of to-day ; and however we feel toward 
some of the ruling class in England at the time of 
our civil war, we must never forget the heroic devo- 
tion of the Lancashire weavers to our cause. The 
Lancashire operatives, whose very subsistence de- 

pended on a supply of cotton from the Southern 
States, were counted on by the Confederate gov- 
ernment and by their sympathizers in England, to 
demand the recognition of the Confederacy and the 
raising of the blockade by the English goveroment. 
And yet, when 250,000 of those Lancashire opera- 
tives, representing with their families half a million 
souls, were thrown out of employment and com- 
pelled to be idle for months; when their hard- 
earned savings had been spent; when their homes 
had been dismantled, their furniture sold, their 
garments and blankets pawned, shivering and starv- 
ing as they were amid their fireless grates and 
empty cupboards, at a time when "a few stirring 
meetings in Lancashire towns would have broken 
the blockade," be it remembered to their everlast- 
ing honor that these Lancashire operatives stead- 
fastly and sternly refused to allow any word of 
impatience or complaint to pass their lips which 
could be construed as indicating a lack of sympathy 
for the free labor of the North, or a disposition to 
save themselves from starvation by the slave- 
cursed, blood-stained cotton of the South. The 
honest working-men of England and America are 
brothers. The great, sound heart of the English- 
speaking race beats as one. 

Let us not be deceived by this senseless clamor 
of the modern demagogue for fortresses and fleets 
to fight battles which nothing short of the most 
wantonly blustering belligerency can bring upon us. 
Let not the Jingo impose his miserable countei'feit 
upon us in the name of patriotism. Let us recog- 
nize him under all his high-flown rhetoric and blus- 
tering resolutions as the pseudo-patriot that he is. 

An instance of the pseudo-patriotism which rakes 
up the dying embers of burnt-out animosities and 
fans them into the flickering semblance of a flame, 
is the A. P. A. 

Now I am a Protestant of the Protestants. I 
am ready to carry the essential Protestant prin- 
ciple of liberty of thought and conscience to its 
extreme limits. And that is the reason why I 
repudiate as un-Protestant, un-American, and un- 
christian, the ungenerous, unfair, unfree methods 
of the A. P. A. It attacks Catholicism in the spirit 
of Jesuitism. It proposes to protect American 
institutions by employing tyranny's worst engine of 
oppression, the secret political conclave. It pro- 
poses to purify American politics by infusing into 
them the worse than machiavelian poison of the 
secret proscription of candidates for political office 
on grounds of religious opinion. It is needless for 
me to dwell longer on this wide-spread popular 



fanaticism. There is no danger that any one of 
you will fall a victim to this delusion. The scholar 
loves the light, and has no affinity with schemes 
conceived in secrecy, and deeds devised in dark- 
ness. I simply cite the movement as constituting, 
together with Jingoism, one of the two most con- 
spicuous types of current pseudo-patriotism. 

There is, however, abundant room for patriot- 
ism, outside of the particular fields which pseudo- 
patriotism has appropriated to itself. There are 
enemies enough to conquer, even if we do not get 
up a war with England, or join the crusade against 
the Catholics. The enemies of the modern state 
are within ; its foes are they of its own household. 
The chief danger of the modern democratic state 
is that certain classes, instead of supporting the 
state in a loyal and disinterested devotion, will use 
their political power to make the state serve their 
private interests, and true patriotism at the present 
time manifests itself chiefly in resistance to these 
special classes, so far as they seek to manipulate 
the government in their private interest. True 
patriotism is the strenuous, vigilant, and intelligent 
devotion to the commofl good of all, as against the 
attempts of private parties and classes to secure 
for themselves special favors at the general expense. 
Let us consider, in order, some of these special 
points at which the true patriot must be on his 
guard, against the unjust encroachments of inter- 
ested parties, seeking private gains at the public 

First, the currency. A stable and reliable and 
universally acceptable medium of exchange is a 
matter of prime importance to the welfare of the 
nation. A currency liable to serious fluctuation in 
its intrinsic, or sudden alteration in its conventional 
value, cuts the nerve of legitimate business, and 
leads to panic and disaster. Not merely the fact, but 
the expectation of such fluctuations and alterations 
is a national calamity of the first magnitude. Yet 
it is for the interest of the creditor class as such to 
contract the volume and appreciate the value of 
the currency. It is likewise for the interest of the 
debtor class, and of the owners of silver mines 
as a class, to expand the volume and depreciate 
the value of the currency. To vote on either side 
from these merely private and class considerations 
is to be a traitor to one's country in one of the chief 
ways in which treason is possible in a peaceful 
modern republic. True patriotism at this point 
demands that a man shall study the currency ques- 
tion fairly, fully, and impartially, and then vote not 
as a creditor or bond-holder, not as a debtor or a 

mine owner, but as a citizen intent on securing that 
stability and acceptableness in the currency on 
which the economic prosperity of the whole com- 
munity depends. 

Another point on which the true patriot must be 
watchful against the encroachments of private inter- 
ests is taxation. Taxation is one of the most fun- 
damental and sacred powers entrusted to govern- 
ment. It allows the state to step in and take from 
the laborer such portion of the product of his day's 
work as it sees fit. From the wheat of the farmer, 
from the web of the weaver, from the house of the 
carpenter, from the rent of the landlord, from the 
profits of the merchant, from the salary of the 
clerk, from the fees of the lawyer, from the earn- 
ings of the corporation, taxation takes its inexorable 
toll. Such being the omnipresent and almost omnip- 
otent social power of taxation, it is obvious that so 
sacred and important a function should be exercised 
scrupulously and exclusively for the public good. 
No individual and no class of individuals, no 
private corporation, or combination of corporations, 
should be allowed to use this sacred government 
function for the promotion of their personal and 
private profits. And yet it is for the interest of 
the importers as a class to have duties removed 
from the commodities in which they deal. It is for 
the interest of manufacturers as a class to force the 
duties up on the commodities which they produce. 
Here comes in a second great opportunity for 
treason against the state. The man who votes one 
way or the other on the tarifl^, simply with a view 
to the effect that tariflf will have on his private 
business, or the profits of the class to which he 
belongs, is as false and black a traitor as the condi- 
tions of a peaceful industrial republic make it 
possible for him to be. He is the kind of a man 
who in warlike times would have been a Benedict 
Arnold. He is willing to put his private interest 
above the general good; and that is the essence of 
treason in all times, the world over. The true 
patriot at this point is the man who studies the 
enormously dry and detailed subject of the tariff 
patiently, thoroughly, and impartially, and casts 
his vote, not in the interest of his business, nor 
according to the prejudice of his locality, nor 
according to the creed of his party, but in the 
interest of that justice and equality which is the 
foundation on which republican institutions rest. 

A third point where true patriotism is in demand 
is that of pensions. The roll of pensioners in this 
country has risen from 345,125 in 1885, to 970,524 
in 1895. The disbursements have increased within 



these ten years from $65,693,706 in 1885, to $140,- 
959,36] . Now in so far as these pensions represent 
the gratitude of the country for actual disabilities 
incurred in its defence, there is no expenditure of 
the government which is more wisely bestowed, or 
more beneficently directed, or more cordially 
approved. But we are all aware that a very large 
part of the entire sum, and the larger part of this 
enormous increase of $75,000,000 within the past 
ten years, does not represent merited pensions freely 
bestowed by a grateful country, but on the con- 
trary represents unearned pensions extorted through 
iniquitous legislation, imposed upon political parties 
by the pernicious activity of the pension agents and 
the pensioners themselves. That again is treason, 
and the parties who have exerted their political 
influence for these selfish and unrighteous ends are 
traitors to their country, in the modern meaning of 
that word. At this point true patriotism demands 
a firm and determined resistance to this plunder of 
the public treasury by members of a class, even 
though that class be one which, on general grounds, 
we deservedly honor above all others. 

Another point on which true patriotism is called 
for is the Civil Service. Sneered at and betrayed 
and starved and decried by politicians, the reform 
of the Civil Service has gone steadily forward until 
at length, after thirty years of agitation, 85,200 
places, or substantially the entire national service, 
is brought under the rules. Much remains to be 
done to establish the reform and to extend it in 
states and municipalities; but the principle has at 
last achieved a permanent and substantial victory 
in the field of national politics. By this reform, 
offices cease to be party spoils and become opportu- 
nities for public service. This is the grandest 
triumph of true patriotism that has been accom- 
plished in our day. 

Members of the graduating class: If you had 
graduated in the year 1517 you might have found a 
vent for your patriotism in antagonizing the Pope 
of Rome. If you had graduated in the year 1776 
you might have found a career for your patriotic 
feelings in fighting the King of England. Gradu- 
ating in the year 1896 neither of these careers are 
open to you; and any attempt to play these roles 
will result only in a poor, feeble, imitative, ante- 
quated, second-hand pseudo-patriotism, unworthy 
ahke of you and of the institution whence you come. 

Attack the real foes, the concrete corruptions 
which disgrace the closing years of the nineteenth, 
and will infest the opening years of the twentieth 
century. Take your stand for sound money and 

equitable taxes and honorable pensions and unpriv- 
ileged civil service and the responsibility of corpo- 
rations and the repression of the saloon. Treat as 
a traitor and a public enemy every man and every 
class of men who try to manipulate legislation and 
bribe ofiflcials and mislead the people, in order that 
out of public folly or public privilege or public favor 
or public plunder they may make private gain. 
Stand as the intelligeutj free, disinterested repre- 
sentatives and defenders of the rights and interests 
of the nation as a whole, as against all efforts to 
betray public interests for private profit, and you 
will be true patriots in the genuine and modern 
meaning of that term; you will be worthy sons of 
this institution of learning which, fostered and 
nurtured under the protecting care of the state, 
bids you dedicate your learning and your lives to 
the loyal service of the nation which is the noble 
mother of us all. For patriotism or love of country, 
though not the whole, is yet a large part of that 
devotion of the individual will to universal ends or 
love of God, which is the grandest quality of char- 
acter, and the essence of genuine religion. 

Junior Prize Declamation. 

0N Monday evening, June 22d, a large 
audience gathered in Memorial Hall to 
listen to the Prize Speakers of the Class of 
1897. The speaking on the part of most of 
the contestants was of a high order, and the 
judges had no easy matter to decide who the 
winners were. The exercises were shorter 
than usual, owing to the number of men that 
were excused. The following is the pro- 
gramme : 

John Brown. — Anon. 

Donald Baxter McMillan, Freeport. 
Nomination of McKinley. — Thurston. 

* Henry Ernest Dunnack, Dixmont. 
Toussaint L'Ouverture. — Phillips. 

Robert Sidney Hagar, Richmond. 
Responsibilities of Young Men. — Clarke. 

* George Samuel Bean, Biddeford. 
The Strike at the Forge. — Prom the French of 
Francais Coppe. 

Mareellus Sumner Coggan, Maiden, Mass. 
Bill and Joe. — Holmes. 

John William Condon, Berlin, N. H. 
Abraham Lincoln. —Fowler. 

Alfred Page Cook, Portland. 



stand by the Flag.— Holt. 

John George Haines, Paterson, N. J. 
Speech on Monroe Doctrine. — Thurston. , 

William Frye White, Lewiston. 
Knee-Deep iu June.— Riley. 

Archie Sherman Harriman, Brunswick. 
Symbolism in Poetry.— Robertson. 

* Edgar Gilman Pratt, Brunswick. 
Eulogy on Garfield. — Blaine. 

* Harry Maxwell Varrell, York. 
* Excused. 


The judges were Barrett Potter, Esq., 
Professor William A. Houghton, and A. H. 
Holmes, Esq. The first prize was awarded 
to Mr. A. S. Harriman, and the second to 
William F. White. 

Class-Day Exercises. 


President, J. H. Libby. 

Marshal, C. T. Stone. 

Committee, . M. Warren, F. C. Peakes, 

F. B. Smith. 

ExBKCisBS IN Memorial Hall. 

'HQ' LARGE audience assembled in Memo- 
/-* rial Hall on Tuesday to listen to the 
first part of the Class-Day Exercises. The 
class marched in promptly and made a fine 
appearance as it passed up to the seats on 
the platform. The following was the pro- 
gramme for the forenoon : 


Prayer C. G. Fogg. 


Oration. .... C. W. Marston. 


Poem H. H. Pierce. 


We print the oration and poem, both of 
which are fine productions and were deliv- 
ered in excellent manner. 

Class-Day Oration. 


By C. W. Marston. 

Man is "more than a noble animal, splendid in 

ashes and pompous in the grave;" he is not only 

higher but stands in an absolutely different station. 

Man is not the culmination of all animal evolution — 
he is the beginning of a new evolution. Made in 
the image of God, man does not blindly conform to 
natural law — nor does he, as the animal, work out 
his destiny by the principle of the survival of the 
fittest ; but is himself ruler of his own being— lord 
of his own destiny — by right of his reason. Before 
him forms and types have survived because of 
superior physical prowess. Nature had been merci- 
less in the application of this law. With man was 
born altruism and a right to existence on other 
grounds than mere superiority. 

Man might have been made as an animal — his 
actions controlled by natural forces — by instinct. 
Such a divine, external means of attaining divine 
ends would have saved the race of man from much 
of its woe and travail, but at the same time would 
have robbed him of his proud position as a being 
little lower than the angels, and made him but a 
higher ape or chimpanzee. It would have barred 
him from all the progress made, since the days of 
the cave-dweller, when man's dawning intelligence 
could make but scanty headway against the cun- 
ning of the brute, even until now, when he walks 
the earth, undisputed lord of all its resources. 

By his knowledge of good and evil, by his recog- 
nition of the binding force of ethical law, by his 
power to choose between possible courses of action — 
by his freedom of will — by his reason, man is king 
of himself and lord of the earth. 

Thus exalted above the natural world — given 
by his Creator power over the fish of the sea, the 
birds of the air, the cattle and all the earth, man 
is still dependent on two sources of power, — the 
God who has given him reason, limited the days of 
his sojourn on earth, and made his environment 
what it is; and on his fellow-men, in reference to 
whom he must adjust and qualify his actions. Con- 
versely, man's power in this world depends on what 
use he makes of his reason— and to what extent he 
avails himself of the combined force of his fellows. 

In the three-score years and ten of man's all 
too fleeting life, what marvels has he accomplished! 
Alexander of Macedon conquered the world, and 
insatiate, longed for more worlds ; Mahomet gained 
millions of followers for a religion which has held 
sway for centuries ; Martin Luther unified the 
German language and the German race; Watt, 
Stephenson, and Fulton made the broad world but 
a hamlet, and the heaving oceans but narrow 
ponds; Morse and Edison subdued the greatest of 
man's Titanic servants — the electric fluid. All these 
have been mighty men because of the multitude of 



thoir fellow-beings that they have swayed, or 
because of the gigantic forces they have controlled. 

We have often asked ourselves if man were 
certain of eternal life, if youth and its vigor were 
everlasting, if ambition went hand in hand with 
increase of years — when would man's career cease 
to enlarge? The secrets of the stars, the mysteries 
of nature, the miracle of life would be hidden no 
more. Man would conquer the air; the face of 
continents would be changed as easily as a land- 
scape gardener transforms a paltry half acre ; 
mountains would be leveled, the ocean bridged, 
poverty abolished, riches made unknown and un- 
cared for, all the impossible schemes of dreamers 

But when we rave of what man could do, were 
his course clear, his time for work infinite, and his 
life unfettered by altruistic feelings, we are as 
short-sighted and as foolish as the eagle who 
should boast of the speed he could attain were it 
not for the resistance of the air — the very elements 
that makes his flying possible. In the same way, 
rivalry and keen competition, though they some- 
times seem to oppose, are the very elements of 
man's progress. If he met with no obstacles, if 
his life were not a struggle, if his time were not 
finite, he would lack the very means of his progress 
and would cease to exist. 

Not only are man's deeds overruled by the 
dictates of his Creator, but by his wants — by his 
social nature, craving companionship — by his ina- 
bility to be all in all to himself. 

By mutual compact that finally becomes a gov- 
ernment, he gains security of life and property; 
by contact with the world of men, his moral stamina, 
his character, becomes strong and serviceable. For 
character implies aggressive action. The recluse 
whose personal morals are irreproachable, has no 
character. He only can lay claim to character who 
has passed unscathed through the furnace of temp- 
tation. The best that is in man is brought out by 
keen competition with others ; the depths of his 
sorrow at failure are illuminated by others' sym- 
pathy, and his joy at success is multiplied by the 
sharing of it. All that man is and can be comes 
from his fellow-beings. 

This dependency of man on man increases with 
the growth of civilization. The aboriginal savage — 
securing his food by the chase, clothes from the 
same source, shelter in time of storm in cave or 
hollow tree, shaping his own rude weapons by 
patient toil, was as free as the birds and owed as 
little to man. 

The average modern man would probably be 
able to do as much for himself— were his wants as 
few, his environment as crude, and his duties as 
simple. But with increase of intelligence has come 
a myriad of things before unknown, uudesired, now 
longed for— nay, even necessary. Labor has been 
specialized, men have concentrated in great cities — 
some have learned to labor in other ways than by 
manual toil — life means a thousand-fold more than 
it did even three centuries ago. Men have forgotten 
how to take things easily. They know only how to 
rush. They are compelled by sheer inability to do 
all things for themselves, to depend upon boughten 
food, clothes, shelter, pleasures, comforts. 

Such an every-day habit has this dependency 
become that we have forgotten it. So helpless are 
we to live without the toil of others that we think 
such a life impossible. The ways of the pilgrims 
who landed on Plymouth Rock in the seventeenth 
century — fully able to wrest for themselves a living 
from the bleak and forbidding wilderness, to dress 
themselves in homespun, to live on corn and game, 
to build their own log-huts — are as unknown and 
impossible to us as the primitive means of kindling 
fire, or hunting, or living. 

Asleep or awake, living in the whirl of a great 
city or in the quiet of the country, rich or poor, 
young or old — we are all citizens of the world, each 
one living the broader life because of the other's 
labor. To every man's comfort a thousand human 
beings have contributed. From the frozen North 
to the tropic clime, from the New World in the 
West to the East where man was born, stretches 
the chain of laborers who serve at the beck and 
nod even the least of us who are owners of silver 
or gold. 

Clothing is a very good illustration of the 
widely-sundered countries and the very numerous 
army of workmen that have a share in promoting 
our comfort. Take an ordinary ready-made suit — 
the wool comes from Australia, where lonely shep- 
herds have spent weary months in the bush guarding 
the sheep. Sheared by another, washed, sorted, 
packed by still others, it crosses the Atlantic in 
steamers worked by a small army of men. Mixed 
with cotton from the sunny South, or India, or 
Egypt— mayhap from all three— it passes through 
the hands of another dozen men before it becomes 
cloth; spinners, weavers, fullers, dyers, packers. 
And the other materials — the silk thread from 
France, the linen thread from Ireland, the linings 
from England, the buttons from Connecticut— all 
these are the result of the combined industry of 



whole communities. A man's suit may have traveled 
farther than its owner. It may have circumnavi- 
gated the globe in its making. 

Again all the mighty works of men— the pyra- 
mids of Egypt, the hanging gardens of Babylon, the 
Suez Canal, the St. Gothard tunnel, the network of 
railroads that covers the American continent — have 
employed the energies of countless men. One man 
could not have brought them into e.xistence, one 
man could not have planned them. It was the life- 
long labor of whole nations of slaves that reared 
the pyramids; it was the toil of as mighty armies 
of paid workmen that tunneled the Alps, and united 
the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. One generation 
plans, another accomplishes, and the next enjoys 
every great undertaking. 

To others we owe the preservation of the best 
of the centuries gone — in religion, or science, or 
poetic fancy. To many, such records have proved 
far more useful than earthly friends. In sorrow a 
comfort, in trouble a guide, in youth an incentive, 
in old age a companion can be found in books — 
always ready — never wanting. To books we owe 
our friendships with great men and good men of 
past generations; and our entrance into that world 
of fancy— unfettered by the necessities of a more 
prosaic existence — where men never grow old nor 
die, and whose charm is immortal. 

To man the most of us are indebted for what 
share of goodness we have. The ordinary mortal 
is no philosopher, and cannot be influenced by fine- 
spun, subtle theories of conduct. Nor is he a 
dreamer to be led by a cold and perfect ideal, with 
no human trait to which humanity may cling. It is 
the personal example of living, sympathetic men 
that awakens in him longings and purposes to be 
better. To soothe anger, to prevent strife, to 
waken despair, to make evil abhorred, sympathy, 
warning, reproof, straight from the heart of a fellow- 
being are more efScient than any amount of moral 
talk as to the right or wrong of a deed. 

To man, man owes his childhood's training, his 
inspiration to better and nobler deeds, that compe- 
tition that makes progress possible, happiness 
through the satisfaction of his social nature, his 
every-day comforts and necessities— the very possi- 
bility of his manhood. 

To God he is debtor for his reason and that 
vain striving after something better that makes 
the youth unwilling to rest on anything already 
done, and forces him to struggle onward in the 
pursuit of the ideal. To God we owe our life and 
our ideals— to man, the means of attaining them. 

At the conclusion of the Oration the 
band gave one of its fine selections. Mr. H. 
H. Pierce then delivered the following beau- 
tiful jjoem : 

Class-Day Poem. 

By H. H. Pibece. 
Classmates and comrades, friends and brothers fast, 
To-day at length the future greets the past. 
'Neath Alma Mater^s pines our course is done : 
The joys and hopes that bound us here together 
We feel shall hold us true until the last, 
Brothers and friends in fair and stormy weather. 
To-day our paths in union that have run 
Part right and left. O Alma Mater dear ! 
Must we drift further each succeeding year? 

A sadness of the hour passes o'er us, 
The silent, lip-stopped future stands before us, 
Yet in our hearts we feel the past shall ring 
Through the dull years a memory-laden chorus : 
We listen while the sweet-strung voices sing. 

Oncemore we hear the deep-toned chapel bell ; 
Again the tapering chapel spires rise 
Graceful and granite-gray before our eyes, 
While the doves circle cooing overhead. 
And now the organ notes we knew so well 
Echo, re-echo upward, swell on swell, 
And, like the phantasies of an Eastern spell, 
The old familiar faces come once more 
To till the accustomed seats on either hand ; 
Freshman and Senior, Junior, Sophomore, 
We saw them morning after morning there. 

There are some things one never can forget. 
So still, I think, when years have passed away, 
The words of "Auld Lang Syne " shall thrill us yet 
Back to that dear-remembered Ivy Day 
When we marched out together, line by line, 
Our arms looked with our classmates, and again 
Our hearts shall echo sadly the refrain 
And each shall fill his cup for "Auld Lang Syne." 
"Should auld acquaintance be forgot 

And never brought to mind ? 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot 

And days of auld lang syne ? " 
Once more we'll sway together through the door, 
Singing the sweet strong chorus sadly o'er. 
And down the path shall sound our heart-felt cheer. 
The last and best for Alma Mater dear. 
" For auld lang syne, my boys. 

For auld lang syne, 

We'll take a cup of kindness yet 

For auld lang syne." 



A wind from off the sea sweeps through the pines : 

They rustle, murmuring still the poet's lines ; — 

''Finos loqueiiles semper,'''' so they sing, 

"Habemus,^^ and their topmost branches swing, 

Nodding together, whispering soft and low, 

For him who wills to listen, ever so 

Over and over, "Pinos, pinos loquentes" 

What poems breathe like balsam from the trees 

Touched with the rhythm of the sea-fresh breeze ! 

Did Longfellow hear the voices soft and low 

And write the songs of sweetness, light, and truth ? 

Did poet Hawthorne mark the rhythmic flow 

That filled the silence of his artist youth ? 

For us at least the whispering pine-boughs swing ; 

Always to us their soothing murmurs sing. 

'Tis night upon the campus, and o'er all 

Thi3 full, round moon sheds down its mellow light; 

It softly silvers gray Memorial Hall, 

And where the weirdly silent moonbeams fall 

Each elm stands forth a spectre of the night. 

r wander on the campus paths once more ; 

And here and there steals through a window-pane. 

Where studious some one cons to-morrow's task, 

A lamp-light gleam from Appleton or Maine. 

The lamp-glow mingles softly with the moon — 

Oh blessed night of summer-breathing June ! 

Hark ! Falls upon the ear a burst of song. 

The vagrant snatches of a half-caught strain, 

The clink of glasses floats the air along 

And bi'ings our college memories back again. 

Oh ! music blessed to the longing ear. 

The clink of friendship's glass that brings the tear ! 

Oh ! music blessed to the listening heart, 

The voice of friends whom time has forced apart ! 

Comrades, fill each glass. 

This shall be our song : 
Our dearest, best-loved class ! 

Our college ! chorus high. 
We drink a double toast, 

Our love is single-strong, 
Bowdoin, our chiefest boast. 

May Bowdoin never die ! 

Classmates, drain each cup, 

Let the glass-rims clink ! 
Fill a brimmer up, 

Loud each heart-beat calls ! 
This the reason, then. 

We together drink : 
We were classmates, men. 

In Old Bowdoin's halls ! 

Brothers, sing once more ! 
Echo now each heart ! 

Roll the chorus o'er ! 

Backward force each tear! 
Fill each willing glass. 

Ere at last we part ! 
May Heaven bless our class 

And Alma Mater dear ! 

The singing dies upon the heavy air. 
And slowly one by one each student-light 
Flickers sadly out ; the last one leaves me there 
Alone upon the campus 'midst the night. 

Classmates, the time has come for us to part! 
The hour is near which ends our college lives ; 
But, to the last, while aught of us survives. 
Each classmate carry Bowdoin in his heart ! 

Our academic schooling was not vain ; 
Greek roots and Latin tenses rust away. 
The broadening inspiration must remain, 
The cultured influence proof against decay. 

All hail, then, mother Bowdoin dear, to thee! 
Thy books, thy works, thy kindly patient care. 
Thy noble halls, thy shaded campus fair. 
Be all remembered in the days to be. 

Remember Bowdoin's plucky teams that fought 
On gridiron, diamond, tennis court, and track ; 
And all the manly lessons that they taught. 
We cheer them still in fancy looking back. 

Our faithful teachers we will not forget ! 
Their scholar service in the cause of knowledge, 
The kindly whole they did for us— and yet 
Ill-paid, ill-thanked — but laboring for the college! 

Classmates, the time has come for us to part! 
Each classmate carry Bowdoin in his heart! 

Under Thokndike Oak. 
A beautiful day greeted the large audi- 
ence that gathered under the Old Oak to 
listen to the class parts of the Class of '96. 
The platform was decorated in a very pictur- 
esque manner, the colors of crimson and 
silver-grey intertwined, making a very charm- 
ing bower. Flags and bunting, together 
with the green foliage overhead, formed a 
beautiful background for the speakers. The 
music for the occasion was furnished by the 
Salem Cadet Band and was greatly enjoyed 
by all. An Opening Address, Class History, 
Prophecy, and Parting Address constituted 



the literary programme, and these were the 
final exercises of the da.y. The programme : 


W. W. Fogg. 

Opening Address. 
Parting Address. 


H. O. Clougli. 

R. M. Andrews. 

G. T. Ordway. 


Smoking Pipe of Peace. 

Singing Ode. 

Clieering Halls. 


Opening Address. 

By W. W. Fogg. 

Mr. President, Classmates, Ladies and Gentlemen : 

There falls upou me the duty, both painful and 
pleasant, of opening the closing exercises, not only 
of our class day but of our existence as a class of 
undergraduates at our dear old Bowdoin ; a duty 
pleasant because this day is essentially one of fes- 
tivity and unbounded good feeling, and painful 
because feelings of sadness will creep into our minds 
as we think of turning from four years of pleasant 
association and severing forever the ties that bind 
together in love and harmony the companions of 
four years of prosperity and adversity. 

A stranger to Bowdoin, passing by the campus 
to-day, might ask — " What is the meaning of all this, 
who are those half hundred young men with black 
capes and sober faces seated in solemn conclave 
under an old tree which gives little shade from the 
afternoon sun ? What amusement can they furnish 
for that crowd of gaily dressed people who seem to 
be seeking pleasure and yet sit roasting beneath 
their parasols before that row of young men, who 
to a casual observer appear to be a delegation from 
some monastery ? " 

To this poor heathen a knowing graduate would 
somewhat indignantly reply that tliis is Class Day 
at Bovfdoin; that the young men in black, although 
somewhat sobered by the occasion, are not all eccle- 
siastics, but the Senior Class gathered to celebrate 
the close of their course in a spot hallowed by 
memories of the past, beneath this old oak which 
over them, as over many another class, spreads its 
aged arms in benediction, and that assembled com- 
pany of youth and beauty, age and strength, is made 
up of those who, having watched from a distance 
for four years the faltering course of their friends, 

brothers, or sons, are now gathered to see them bid 
farewell to scenes of study and revelry. 

After a Freshman year when, too green to burn 
and too wet to absorb more water, we yet asserted 
our light to exist; after making night hideous and 
sleep a mockery by our sophomoric yells ; after a 
vain search for Junior ease, and after struggle and 
failure in an attempt to attain Senior dignity, like 
the battered army of an empire we take our last 
stand beneath this sturdy oak and propose to make 
our voices heard once more before we make a final 
retreat from undergraduate life. 

We are to-day in a position of doubt and uncer- 
tainty. Behind us lie the four years which we have 
been accustomed from childhood to consider the 
dearest of our lives, and before us stretches away 
into the vast unknown the future and the wide, wide 
world. Realizing this, our friends will pardon us 
if we devote this day to a little boasting of the past, 
to sentiment concerning the present, and to bright 
hopes for the future. 

But, as has been said before, it is our present 
duty only to begin the rites and ceremonies with 
which the Class of '96 lays its last offering of love 
and praise upon the altar of its Alma Mater. We 
may not record past deeds, lest we encroach upon 
the territory of the historian; we may not lift the 
veil of the future, lest we be accused of trespassing 
upon the domain of the Prophet. 

To you, friends of the class and college, I can 
only say,— May you enter heartily into and enjoy 
to the utmost our Class Day; may you be satisfied 
with our past as recorded in our History, and hope- 
ful of our future as revealed in our Prophecy; and 
as we take a farewell pull at our last pipe of peace, 
as we draw in the smoke, may you draw in respect 
for our Alma Mater and kindly feelings for her 
youngest offspring. Thau this I can bid you no 
heartier welcome. 

Class Histouy — '96. 

By Herbert O. Cloogh. 

Mr. President, Classmates, and Friends : 

History must be lived before it can bo written. 
The historian cannot make it to order. Faithfully 
to relate events of the past, accurately to portray 
the characters of those who have participated in 
them, carefully drawing therefrom lessons lor the 
warning and guidance of the future, is the histo- 
rian's work. Yet, like the photographer, not too 
accurately must he paint. The blemishes must be 
covered, the rough outlines smoothed, grace and 



fairness added, while j'ot retaining a good likeness 
of the original. 

Tlie haze of time sheds a halo over even the most 
glaring faults, while the historian to whose lot it 
falls to relate events of recent occurrence, with 
sharp corners unsmoothed and hard outlines un- 
softeued by time's gentle hand, has presented to 
him a problem whose solution only an artist may 

Away back in Sophomore year, when we were 
engaged with Professor Lee in the interesting work 
of investigating air bubbles and other botanical 
objects which we discovered under the microscope, 
I succeeded in producing a drawing which, though 
designed for a leaf, puzzled our worthy Professor 
not a little. Finally, in despair of ever making 
out what it was, he said if it could be put to no 
other use, it might serve well as an object of 
worship, for it was no likeness of anything in the 
heavens above, or in the earth beneath, or in the 
waters under the earth. 

Knowing the great value of an artistic finish to 
a history, especially a class history, the professor 
strongly recommended me for the ofBce of class 
historian, on the ground that I was an original 

Yet in what more glowing colors could I paint 
the Class of '96 than those which depict her as she 
has been in her four years at Bowdoin. 

Our colors float from two of the prize cups in 
Bannister Hall: the first one, trophy of the last 
class boat race Bowdoin has seen; the second, won 
by the class in the indoor meet last March; while a 
third cup, thrice won by the drill squads of the 
Class of '96, commemorates a feat never excelled 
and but once equaled in the history of athletic 
exhibitions at Bowdoin. We have contributed our 
share of support to every branch of athletics in 
this, " Bowdoin's Banner Year," and to-day the 
tennis championship of Maine has come back to 
Bowdoin where it belongs, because of '96. 

But perhaps a class is most noted because of 
the individual merits and peculiarities of its mem- 
bers, and '96 has not been wanting in men who 
have desired and striven to distinguish themselves 
on all occasions. 

Very early in our course we discovered the 
peculiar merits of some of our members. For at 
the first chapel exercise were we not entranced by 
the clear, flute-like tones of " Our Tabe," just 
appointed recruiting oflicer for the chapel choir? 

Then that rope pull! Who can forget that 

morning, when we tried so long to pull up the 
hydrant in front of the chapel until, finally, moved 
by the persuasive eloquence of Bagley and Ordway. 
'95 decided to give us a chance to pull them. All 
hindrance being thus removed, we started ofl' across 
the campus at a lively rate, and, not deeming the 
rope pull ours, unless we kept the rope, stopped at 
a safe distance from the Sophomores, and attempted 
to divide it. Imagine our dismay when confronted 
by the fact that the rope which C. A. Brown was so 
cheerfully distributing belonged to '94; and I was 
two years persuading Kupie that '96 ought not to 
pay for it. 

The foot-ball game on the campus was hotly 
contested. In anticipation of it we held our first 
class meeting in Memorial, at which Jake presided 
with all the dignity he had, and having also hired 
a part of Ordway's for the occasion, as his own 
supply was rather limited. According to agree- 
ment there, Hebb, Small, Coburn, and Smith com- 
posed the rush hue, ably supported by Gilly and 
the Colonel. 

Unfortunately, however, Freddie was kept from 
participating, as he had smashed his glasses and 
could not think of appearing in public without them, 
while a wicked Sophomore, knowing the Colonel's 
strong points, threatened him with a beetle-bug, 
whereat he fled in terroi-, completely demoralizing 
the rest. After a bloody conflict, in which Jerry 
and Mort received a generous coating of red paint 
and glory, we left the field, unanimously declaring 
we had won the game. 

In base-ball we were easily winners, for Fop 
was with us then, and Ledyard, well versed in 
knowledge gained by experience on '95's team the 
year before. 

After this we magnanimously allowed the Soph- 
omores to beat us in the Rugby game by a score of 

In the spring we succeeded in purchasing, at 
the nominal price of $160, the '94 shell, and went 
on the river with the avowed object of scoring one 
more victory over '95. But, alas, fate was against 
us. With victory almost within our grasp, the shell 
collapsed, and our gallant crew betook themselves 
to the water, to which, thanks to '95, they were now 
by no means strangers. 

It happened this same term that, one night when 
his room-mate was absent, Gilpatric was surprised 
in his room by several Sophomores, who proceeded to 
duck him, unmindful of the fact that our juryman. 
Bates, was hidden under the bed. After a long 


conflict, which Bass aDd I watched at a safe dis- 
tance, and in which nearly all of G-illy's temper and 
wearing apparel was destroyed, the feat was accom- 
plished, though Gilly, unsubdued, threatened to 
"lick" the whole Sophomore Class. It is authori- 
tatively stated that but for the absence of Blodgett 
this atrocity would not have been committed, as 
the warlike abilities of that famous descendant of 
the Narragansetts are well known, especially in 
the way of punning. 

During this year we lost nine men from various 
causes. Seven of them found '96 too swift for them. 
One, C. A. Brown, found himself too swift for '96, 
straightway beetook himself to Harvard where 
things were more congenial. Death, too, removed 
from our midst one for whom, endeared to us all by 
his gentle and kindly disposition, we shall ever 
cherish the fondest memory. Dear Pearson, may 
bis best, most enduring monument ever be that 
place which he holds in the affections of us all. 

With a Freshman class of 73, Sophomore year 
was indeed one of care to us. Conscientiously 
mindful of the great obligations imposed on us by so 
large a supply of green shoots, we resolved to water 
them faithfully and train them carefully. But, sad 
to relate, Prex did not seem so kindly disposed 
toward our endeavors as we would have expected. 
Thirteen men, the most harmless and innocent in 
the class, were forthwith warned that unless the 
Freshmen would unite with us in abolishing the 
usual Sophomoric protectorate over the next class 
they would be furnished with an extended leave of 

Then was the spirit of the class most beautifully 
shown ; '97 strangely enough I'efusing to help us out 
of the trouble into which we had come for the sake 
of their improvement, the whole class of 50 strong 
rose as one man, marched over to Memorial, and in 
terrible silence awaited the coming of Prex, who 
had been summoned to confer with us on how the 
threatened catastrophe might be averted. 

After listening to a beautiful and touching eulogy 
of Frost, Dane, and the other innocents by J. Clair 
Minot, President Gilpatric arose and, with an 
authority which so well became his age and posi- 
tion, delivered to the President our ultimatum: 
" If the 13 go, '96 goes with them." That ended 
the controversy. Prex knew he would never see 
another such class as '96, and perhaps as well awed 
by the imposing appearance of the speaker and the 
uncompromising looks of Burbank and Newbegin, 
he said if '97 wouldn't abolish hazing, he would, 
and, as that was the main point at issue, all parties 

were satisfied and the meeting broke up with good 
feeling and the class yell. 

In fact so entirely were we in accord with Presi- 
dent Hyde and so thoroughly imbued with a spirit 
of reform that it was not long before we attempted 
to abolish chapel — the only remaining bar to a 
Freshman's life of perfect bliss. So All Hallowe'en, 
under the leadership of Bradbury, Marston, and 
other characters of a like devotional turn, and with 
the aid of those stones which lay so handily around 
the new Science Building, we attempted to keep 
Mr. Booker out of chapel the next morning. But 
Adam had seen All Hallowe'en before, and chapel 
was as usual. 

This was the last event of importance during 
the year, with the exception of the long winter 
vacation enjoyed by Perley and the Colonel. 

Urged by a genuine anxiety for the welfare of 
the Freshmen and a fear lest Dr. Whittier might 
not be able to give so many of them all the care 
they needed, they undertook to supplement his 
course with such instruction as (being devoted 
disciples of the Gym.) they felt competent to give. 
But in " My Gym." the Doctor allows no rivals, 
and forthwith his would-be assistants betook them- 
selves to the station, purchased tickets for home, 
and, amid the cheers of admiring classmates, bade 
adieu to Brunswick for a season. 

Yet true merit will have its reward in athletics, 
as in all other branches, and this last year the 
Colonel forced so general a recognition of his good 
qualities that he was unanimously elected to the 
office of leader of the class squad, while Ward has 
managed the base-ball team so well that the pen- 
nant of the Maine College League floats to-day from 
the flag staff on the delta. 

Junior year opened with brightest prospects ; 
for Bangor sent us a shining light of many colors 
(as to his whiskers) in C. G. Fogg, who has proved 
himself a wonder in several lines. His abilities are 
well known and need no eulogy. That famous walk 
to Bangor (or part way there), for instance; and 
those marvelous theories which we have heard 
advanced in Geology so often, though we could 
never quite make out what Charles was driving at. 

Another valuable acquisition came to us in Mr. 
Emery, our youthful instructor in Political Economy, 
who took a short course in Mathematics under our 
direction. Mr. Emery says he considers this science 
"a fearful and wonderful thing," in which statement 
he is well borne out by Leighton, whoso pleasure 
in pursuit of knowledge on that subject. Sophomore 
year, we so well remember. We had a very inter- 



esting course under Rob this year which, however, 
uearly proved fatal to certain of our uumber. For 
Tonaray would experiment in the most original way, 
and nothing seemed to quench his enthusiasm. 
One day, Lyford, having gone beyond the safety 
point in an experiment, caused an explosion which 
frightened most of us and somewhat damaged 
several. After the tumult and smoke cleared away, 
Tommy was discovered hopping round in great 
glee and shouting: "Do it again; do it again." 
Not satisfied with this, he attempted to set up a 
water factory soon after, and incidentally tried to 
furnish Bass with a glass eye. The boys took up a 
collection and bought out Marston's apparatus, or 
what there was left of it, and he has gone out of 
the business. 

No history of '96 would be complete without a 
mention of our $14 iJwf/te, whose efficient manager, 
Mr. Hebb, has so endeared himself to us all by the 
winsome smile with which he used to dun us for 
class assessments. As for the Bugle, all I can say 
is " we got in it all we paid for and we paid for all 
we got." 

Then, too, the independent foot-ball team, that 
mighty aggregation of brawn and muscle, in which 
Ordway, Ward, Colonel Fesseuden, and Earn fig- 
ured so conspicuously, and its successful trip to 
Newcastle, where Jake played the game of his life, 
and returned to college wearing one of the Colonel's 
hats which Colonel had thoughtfully taken with 
him, rightly judging that Jake's own would hardly 
stand the strain of victory. 

The summer of '95 saw established at Bowdoin 
a summer school, much to the joy of some of our 
number, who remained here to pursue special inves- 
tigations along various lines. Probably the most 
satisfactory work was done by Kyes, the result of 
whose labor was announced soon after our return 
here in the fall. 

Senior year has passed quietly and we have been 
successful everywhere. President Hyde has recog- 
nized the wisdom of our counsel and has sought it 
on many occasions. He has even published at 
length in his report this June our advice as to the 
feasibility of one of his plans for the betterment of 
the college. 

But our success has not been alone here. In 
foot-ball we have had six men regularly on the 
'Varsity this year, not to mention Tabor, who is a 
man of undoubted worth in foot-ball, as was clearly 
demonstrated when he made his famous tackle on 
Billy in " The Mascot." 

In music, '96 has ever been in the front ranks, 
with Coburn and Ward, Willard, Peaks, and Ord- 
way. But perhaps it may be best not to speak at 
too much length of their merits, as it might arouse 
too great a spirit of envy in the hearts of such men 
as Bradbury, Eastman, Andrews, and Blodgett, 
whose attempts in that line have not received the 
general appreciation which they so well deserved. 

But time fails me to dwell longer on the merits 
and doings of our class. Let those who have been 
with us recall for themselves how '96 has never been 
found lacking when need or duty called her. Fol- 
lowing are the statistics of the class : 

Of the 44 men in the class, 38 are natives of 
Maine, 2 of Massachusetts, 1 each of Nova Scotia, 
New Hampshire, New York, and Ohio. 

Average age, 23 years 24 months ; oldest man, 
Gilpatric, age 31 years 10 months ; youngest is Bass, 
19 years 11 months. In height we vary from Wil- 
lard, with 6 feet li inches, to Gilpatric, 5 feet 3 
inches, and average 5 feet 9.^ inches. 

Average weight, 159 pounds. Stone, the heaviest 
man, weighs 196 pounds, while Crosman and C. G. 
Fogg each weigh but 120 pounds. 

The most of us have remained general but ardent 
admirers of the fair sex, but 4 have confessed that 
there is but one girl in the world for them, one says 
there are two for him, 3 are engaged but won't own 
it, 2 are a little more tban half engaged, and 2 
expect to be before they leave town. 

Fourteen will study law, 10 will teach, 7 will 
study medicine, 5 will go into business, 2 into the 
ministry, 1 will take electrical work, 5 are undecided. 

There are 28 Republicans, 14 Democrats, 1 Pro- 
hibitionist, and 1 has no preference. 

There are 17 Congregationalists, 10 Unitarians, 
2 Baptists, 2 Universalists, 1 Methodist, 1 Sweden- 
borgian, 2 Agnostics; 10, while Christians, have no 
preference for any sect. 

I have sought in these pages to give a truthful 
and accurate account of our four years of college 
life. They have been years of profit and value to 
us. In them we have learned many useful lessons. 

Not all has been pleasant, yet the few clouds 
which have come have but served as a background, 
ao-ainst which stand out in bolder relief the many 
pleasant things of our course. And now at the end 
of the four years, looking back as we cross the 
threshold which lies between the past of our college 
days and the future of active life in the great world, 
we can say honestly and sincerely that '96 has ever 
sought, in the light she has had, to do her best. 
May the energy and interest displayed by our class 



in college not be diminished as we separate, but 
may each of us strive, with ever-increasing zeal, to 
so live and labor that '96 may shine, one of the 
brightest gems in the crown of Bowdoiu's glory. 

Class Peophbcy. 

By R. M. Andrews. 

It is recorded that, at a certain state dinuer in 
Macedonia, the great Plailip rising in response to 
the toast, " The king Zeus bless him," spoke in the 
course of his remarks of his great admiration for 
the ingenuity of the Athenians, for though in the 
whole course of his life be had never been able to 
find but one general, they found ten every year, and 
that without the smallest difficulty. But surely 
even Athenian cleverness might well hesitate before 
the problem which ruthless custom sets each college 
class of finding within its own limited numbers one 
who shall dip into the future and snatch their 
secrets from the Fates. 

When I was selected for this ofBce I had some 
doubts of my ability to fill it, and as time wore on 
I grew more and more doubtful of my success, but 
I had help from an unexpected source. One night 
while studying as usual by the midnight electricity, 
I felt a touch ou ray shoulder, and turning quickly, I 
beheld no other than the God of Prophecy, Phceban 
Apollo himself He must somehow have intro- 
duced himself without saying anything, fori knew 
him at once, although he doesn't look much like 
his statue in the Art Building, and he wt)re a fur 
coat instead of his ordinary attire, which he said did 
very well on Mount Olympus, but was too cool 
for Appletou Hall in March. 

Somewhat awed by so distinguished a guest, I 
endeavored rather a wk wardly to receive hi m with due 
honor, but Apollo put me at my ease at once; he 
accepted my offer of a chair but declined a cigar- 
ette, saying that he was more accustomed to 
receive than to offer incense, and that that kind of 
incense was only fit for his uncle Pluto anyway. 
He then remarked that he knew of my difiSoulty 
and would help me. I expected of course to be put 
on a tripod and to roll my eyes and talk blank 
verse, but Apollo told me he had given up the 
vapor bath as a method of inspiration and now used 
the hypodermic syringe, which he found both more 
convenient and efficient, and he at once injected 
into my arm a few drops of a clear liquid. You will 
now, he said, know the future of every member of 
the Class of '96 except your own, which I have not 
thought best to give you, but take the advice of an 
experienced prophet, remember my method at 

Delphi and do not tell too much. Seeing that he 
was going, I plucked up courage to ask an intro- 
ductiou to one of his daughters, but he told me I 
must wait for that, and before I could press my 
request be vanished. 

I have followed Apollo's advice and shall pre- 
sent to-day only samples of my prophetic knowl- 
edge. Complete biographies will be furnished the 
members of the class at $5 apiece, cash in advance. 

I have also followed the Delphic usage in not 
giving my meaning too literally. I will to-day give 
you an account of our class reunion in 1911. 

Behold a hotel dining-room, with the Class of '96 
seated at a single long table. We are a little older 
than you now see us, but are " 'be boys " still. 
Morty is as full of fun as ever and the Colonel has 
retained his dignity, while Newbegin's war-whoop 
is still as loud and resonant as when it used to 
shake North Appleton and strike terror to the 
boldest Freshman. The dessert has been removed 
and now our toast-master, Mr. George Ordway, 
now mayor of Boston, rises. The usual toasts are 
proposed and gracefully replied to, and then Bob 
suggests that each one shall give the class an 
account of his life, and calls on our illustrious class- 
mate, Mr. Pierce, to begin. Jake said that his 
career as a poet was too well known to require 
comment, but he spoke of Old Bowdoin and class 
ties in true poetic style, and read us a short poem 
on South Maine, and then sat down. 

Bates was the next man called on, and he was 
received with a little round of applause — for we 
remembered his athletic powers and how often we 
had followed him to victory iu the class drills. John 
said that he had bad no uncertainty about his call- 
ing; as soon as he was out of college he had gone 
to New York, where he had established a gymnasium 
and school of bicycle instruction for ladies, which 
had at once become very popular, but unfortunately 
he could hire no assistants, as all his patrons insisted 
on personal instruction, and he added modestly 
that he thought his shape must be the attraction. 

Willard came next. He had been engaged, 
soon after graduation, to announce the departure 
of trains at the union station in Portland, for which 
position he was well fitted by his height and com- 
manding appearance and especially by his voice, 
which by constant practice had now grown so loud 
that he had to use a soft stop in speaking to us. 
No old lady was ever doubtful about her train after 
Willard had announced it. He said he expected to 
be transferred to the new station at Brunswick if 
he wasn't too old when it was built. 



Tabe Bailey told us that be supposed we all 
knew tbat be was an actor and had achieved both 
fame and fortune by bis art. He said he was 
eminent in all branches of his profession, but his 
specialty was skirt dancing, and he was so anxious 
that the class should all see him in this act that be 
gave us a little exhibition thfi'ii and there. 

Hebb here interrupted proceedings to ask if he 
wore a dress suit when he skirt danced on the stage, 
and if not, why not ; but Ordway told him to look 
it up himself, and when Tabe's wheels had run 
down he called on Marstou. Fifteen years had not 
affected the neatness of Marston's dress, nor the 
crearay-pink-and-wbiteness of his complexion. It 
was the ."^ame old Tomniie who now jumped up and 
plnnged at once into an explanation of his great 
discovery of the Y-rays which would photograph 
round a corner. He showed us a few views of the 
back side of the moon, and then with characteristic 
suddenness exclaimed that he would show us a new 
discovery which he was about to spring on an 
astonished world. He emptied a small botUe into 
a glass and began to shake it. Knowing Tommie 
of old, we all made a rush for the dooi-, all but 
Minot, who quickly snatched the glass from Tommie 
and placed it carefidly on the other side of the 
table. We took our seats again and Minot told us 
that he had found at college that Tommie needed 
him and be had decided to stay with him as guard- 
ian and business manager. Tonamie made inven- 
tions and blew up laboratories, while Minot wrote 
laudatory newspaper and magazine articles and saw 
to the finances. 

Stone now arose ; he had tried his hand at 
teaching and had been so successful that he had 
continued in that calling and was now principal of 
a large boys' school. In his early experience he 
bad had some trouble with his pupils, but his foot- 
ball practice had stood him in good stead and now 
the boys loved him too well to make that necessary. 
There were a number of little Stones, who, we were 
told, all looked like their father. 

Charlie Knight was proprietor of a large hotel 
in New Hampshire ; he had acquired an enviable 
I'cpatation by his careful attention to the wants of 
his guests, and he took special pains that nothing 
should disturb their sleep nights. 

It was now Kyes's turn. He had taken the med- 
ical course at Johns Hopkins and had now a nice 
practice in a western city. So far we heard Willie 
with interest and we even listened politely to a 
little eulogy on Mrs. Eyes, but as he began to tell us 

of the exploits of his oldest son, aged eight, we 
grew restless, and Bod very properly shut him oft'. 

The next speaker was Clarence Baker, and as 
our most famous classmate he was received with 
respectful attention. We all knew that he had 
been made perpetual president of Patagonia, but 
the gold lace and brass buttons on his uniform did 
much to exalt our idea of his importance. 

His hair, alas, was as wild as ever, but he told 
us that was now the fashion in Patagonia. He was 
in this country to personally conduct negotiations 
with the Washington government for an offensive 
and defensive alliance, and so had been able to 
attend our reunion. He than began an oration on 
Pan-Americanism, which for fear of international 
complications we could not interrupt. Crosman, 
his secretary of state, who was present in a costume 
only a little less elaborate than Bakers, let his 
chief do all the talking, but took down his remarks 
in short- hand for publication in Patagonia. 

Kobinson was now called on. He was a prize 
fighter, and he told us that his fistic ability had 
brought him both money and reputation; but he 
could not always be in the ring, and between his 
battles his presence was in great demand at society 
dinners and balls, and it was hard to say whether 
his pugilistic or social victories were the more com- 
plete. He spoke to us earnestly of his endeavors to 
elevate the ring, and then began to defend himself 
against the newspaper attacks of his latest rival, 
but Ordway called time and Robinson sat down. 

Plumstead said he had studied law at Boston 
University, and was now settled in Bangor, where 
he was having good success in his profession. He 
was married and had a boy, who before many years 
he hoped to send to Old Bowdoin. 

Lyford was practicing medicine at Parmington. 
He was very successful and was popular with 
every one, especially the ladies. He had never 
married, partly because he never could decide who 
he wanted most, and partly because he feared to 
disappoint so many by a choice. 

Small came next. He said that he had felt that 
the college could not go on without him, and so he 
had bought out Bill Fields and was running the 
old business in the same old way. He had a large 
trade and was very much liked by the boys, and if 
the Faculty needed any advice he was where he 
could give it. 

And now another celebrity arose — it was Sterling 
Fessenden, alias Shorty, alias the Colonel, but now 
professor of philosophy at Tale and author of the 



great work on Transcendental Hadealism. Shorty 
knew better than to talk philosophy there, however, 
and gave us instead a little idyl on the life and 
virtues of Eph. 

Oakes was raising oranges in Florida. He had 
a fine plantation, but he said he was not as suc- 
cessful financially as he could wish, because of his 
unfortunate habit of forgetfulness. He confessed 
to us that last year he actually forgot to harvest 
his crop at all. 

The next speaker was Henry Coburn. Henry 
said he had gone back to the farm, which he was 
now running by the improved ruethods suggested 
by a liberal education. He hatched his chickens 
in incubators; raised cabbages in greenhouses, and 
was now perfecting a device for digging potatoes 
by electricity. He had also invented a new kind 
of fertilizer, by means of which he claimed a 
farmer could raise anything, even a mortgage. 

Ralph Leighton now spoke. He said that he had 
been much impressed while in college by the 
unreasonable amount of labor required of the stu- 
dents, and he had determined to devote himself to 
finding an easier path to knowledge. He had dis- 
covered that knowledge was a disease, and under 
ordinary circumstances only slightly contagious, 
but if the microbe could be artificially cultivated 
and introduced directly into the system, the effect 
would be much more mai'ked. This, he said, he had 
succeeded in, and he passed around a box of little 
green pills, which he told us contained a culture 
of historical bacteria equal to a whole course under 
Mac. Butwedeclined; we had all had enough of Mac. 

Foster said he had gone into journalism. His 
ambition was to be an editor, but finding promotion 
too slow, he had started a new comic weekly of 
which he was editor, owner, and chief contributor. 
The paper was called the Punster, and in its par- 
ticular line was unrivaled. John then gave us 
some specimens of his puns, and while we was doing 
this, Coburn fell asleep, and was aroused by Ord- 
way who inquired, are you listening, farmer? The 
puns seemed to have a bad effect on Bob, for he 
called up the next speaker by asking, will Frankie 
deign to speak to us ? 

Dane said he was an architect in New York and 
was doing well. He was part owner of the New 
York base-ball team, and had done all he could to 
strengthen it. He was married and was the father 
of several little tow-haired buccaneers. 

Blodgett was the next man up. Our descendant 
of King Philip had given up shaving altogether 
since he left college, and now wore a long full beard 

which improved his appearance, as it relieved his 
startling facial resemblance to Ramases III. He said 
he was now candidate for Congress on the ticket of 
a new western party which demanded the free 
coinage of copper and the prohibition of interest. 
At this point Homer jumped on the table and 
began to exhort in true western style, but Stone 
and Libby got hold of him and held him till he was 
quiet, and then Hebb got up. He said he and 
Gilly were in partnership and as usual he would 
do the talking for the firm. He had devised a 
scheme for insuring the happiness of young married 
couples, and wanting some one with good judgment 
on that kind of risk, had selected Gilly. Together 
they were making a great success of it and were 
both heavily insured in their own company. 

Mitchell now rose and was listened to vv'ith 
great respect, for we all knew that he was the 
Crcesus of the class. He spoke modestly of his 
successes and said that he attributed them all to 
his fixed habit of always carefully minding his own 

Clough was now called on. Herbert said that 
while in college the ministers had so Waited him 
with attentions that he had some thoughts of 
adopting their calling, but he had finally decided 
to go into the bicycle business with Burbank. They 
called their wheels the Heavenly Twins, and they 
were the easiest running machines on the market. 
Clough had introduced many valuable improve- 
ments and was now at work on a bicycle with 
hyperbolic wheels which would run the length of the 
line at infinity with 311 revolutions of the pedals, 
and he added that John was just as much of a freak 
as ever and was a great trial to him. Then Bur- 
bank had his innings. He said that, "that thar 
Clough was a mighty queer feller," and if he ever 
finished his hyperbolic bicycle the asymptoter 
would stick into the ground and stop him before he 
had gone a foot. Sometimes he thought Herbie 
would have done better if he had stuck to hyp- 
notism as a profession. Neither he nor Herbert 
were married ; they were too busy looking out for 
each other. John said they had been practicing 
singing lately and if Herbert was willing, they would 
give us a duet. Herbert agreed, and they sang a 
song entitled "As long as the wheels go round," 
which was received with great applause. 

The next speaker was John Thompson. He had 
studied medicine at Columbia, and after a short 
visit to some of the hospitals of Europe, had settled 
in Brunswick, where he had a large and growing 



Bob now called on Warren. Morty, otherwise 
known as tbe Duke of Wostbrook, had gone into 
the ministry. He was pastor of the Methodist 
Church in a small city in Wisconsin. Freddie 
Smith was the Catholic priest in the same place, 
and under their teachings the two churches had 
becomo so friendly that there was talk of uniting 
them. As Morty had spoken for him, Freddie did 
not make a speech, but gave us instead one of his 
celebrated fits, which was duly appreciated. 

Peakes, who came next, was another of our great 
men. He had gone west, been admitted to the bar, 
and practiced law for a few years, but had soon 
entered politics and was now a candidate for Con- 
gress on the Republican ticket in the same district 
with Blodgett. He had challenged Blodgett to a 
joint debate, but the offer was not accepted, because 
since women were now allowed to vote. Homer 
feared that Francis's good Tooks would cut too 
much ice. 

Soule now told us that he had grown so attached 
to that portion of the Maine Central Railroad which 
lies between Brunswick and Freeport, that he was 
loath to leave it, and so had secured a position as 
brakeman and could pass over that route daily. 
He had now risen to a conductorship. Of course 
many of the Bowdoin boys traveled with him and 
they all knew him and liked him so much that they 
always paid their fares. 

The next to speak was Philip Dana of the firm 
of Dana & Fogg, dealers in gentlemen's clothing. 
They were located in Portland, and P. said they 
had a fine business. Tbe partners had not for- 
gotten their tennis, and last year they had success- 
fully defended the championship in doubles against 
the English challengers. Walter Fogg, who fol- 
lowed Dana, corroborated his statements ; he also 
said he was happily married, but that scholar had 
not yet found any one to suit him. At this point 
Blodgett, who had got over his excitement, began 
to disturb the meeting by whistling "Maryland, My 
Maryland," but Bod quieted him and then called on 
C. G. Fogg. 

C. Gr. eased the back of his neck away from his 
collar button as usual and then started in, talking 
about 500 words to the minute. He said he came 
very near not being with us that night. Foster 
instantly started to say something about Fogg's 
being (mist) missed, but was checked in time. 
Fogg then explained that his wife had not decided 
to let him come till so late that he lost the train by 
about ten minutes, but he walked after it and caught 

it in a few miles, and here he was. After leaving 
college he had gone to preaching in Bangor, and 
was now running a crusade for the enforcement of 

Bradbury and Frost were the next speakers. They 
were lawyers and were in partnership in Lewiston. 
They admired each other as much as ever and each 
gave an enthusiastic account of the other's baby. 

Willard Streeter Bass, better known as Jim, now 
told us of his career. He had devoted himself to 
mathematics, had held several positions, and was now 
head of the department at Princeton. All the time he 
could save from his classes he gave to coaching the 
athletic team, and occasionally he would put on his 
spikes and show the distance men that they had 
something yet to learn. 

Perley Ward had entered New York society and 
now held a position very similar to that of the late 
lamented Ward McAllister. The four hundred had 
a prejudice in favor of dynastic succession and felt 
that if they could not have a McAllister they must, 
at least, have Ward, and so they awarded the position 
to Perley. He had personally supervised all the 
preparations for banquets, and so everything suited 
him and he was happy. 

Jeddy Libby was now called on. He was a 
potato merchant in Fort Fairfield. He took great 
pride in his business, but managed to spare time 
from it occasionally to devote to the bright eyes and 
ruby lips, in which he used to be so interested, some- 
times going as far as Augusta for that purpose. 

Ordway now called on Eastman. Chasie told us 
that he believed that every man had some particular 
talent which it was his duty to cultivate, and after 
some deliberation he had decided that his specialty 
was old clothes. He was proprietor of one of the 
largest second-hand clothing stores in the country 
and his trade was increasing rapidly. His place of 
business was at 149 Salem Street, Boston, and if the 
class would come around and see him, he would be 
glad to sell them all suits as good as the one he was 
then wearing, for 77 cents apiece. 

Only Newbegin now remained. He rose blush- 
ing just as he used to, and looking hardly older. 
He spoke very briefly of his rapid success in the law 
and his appointment as chief justice of the Supreme 
Court of his native state. He then entertained us 
for ten minutes with reminiscences of our college 
days, and ended by proposing that we give three 
times three for old Bowdoin and follow it up with 
our class yell, and the response showed that fifteen 
years had not materially weakened our lung 



Then followed the Parting Address of 
Mr. Ordvvay, which was an eloquent farewell 
to Bowdoin. 

Parting Address. 

By Geoege T. Ordway. 

There are in our language two words which, 
although of the same number of syllables, with but 
one accent each, induce distinctively opposite feelings 
in us, " Welcome and Farewell." The first has 
been spoken and the other will soon be said. 

You have listened to an admirable history of an 
admirable class — that is the conventional phrase, I 
believe — and doubtless have been alike pleased and 
surprised by the utterances of our worthy oracle ; for 
truly Delphic sounded his prognostications, but style 
is everything, or almost everything to our Ivy Day 
Fop, and if we are to have athletic Competition at the 
ancient stadium, why should we not dabble in the 
mystic art of reading the future. Our prophet not 
only has dabbled but has successfully peered into the 
murky future, and now we, as classmates, are aware 
of the pleasures and sorrows before us ; indeed, 
somehow he has managed to conquer Cupid, or could 
it have been, classmates, that the little god overcame 
our prophet? But [ digress. I simply am here to 
say farewell for my honorable class to all these 
familiar buildings, to this grand old campus, to our 
hdnored board of professors to whom we are so 
deeply indebted, and to '97, '98, '99. 

It remains for me to write the last pages in our 
book of college life and then sadly, reverently close 
it. As we stop for a moment and ponder upon this 
fact, is it a wonder that I do my duty sadly ! 

Friends : You will pardon us if we seem 
egotistic, but the knowledge that we are leavinff' our 
happy undergraduate days behind brings sorrow to 
our hearts. We feel as if we were leaving the best 
and brightest time of our life on this green campus. 
That is our legacy to our foster mother. Four long 
years have we sat side by side in the same recitation 
halls ; side by side have we walked these shady paths, 
and seated upon the steps of yonder Art Building, 
with the clear silvery moonlight about us, have we 
sung our college glees and the good old hymns that 
were taught us by our pure Christian mothers ; and 
side by side have we sat of a Sunday afternoon in 
the forms of our Gothic chapel, where the sunlight 
came in so beautifully subdued through the western 
windows, contributing nature's share to the impres- 
siveness of the moment. 

In this wise our lives have become interlinked so 
closely that our companionship seems as a large 

circle, whose arcs are the cliques into which society 
divides. Now the arcs are about to break, what will 
become of the circle? Who knows if ever on this 
earth the arcs will come together once again. We 
shall meet at class reunions, but there will be absent 
some one face which always looked so bright and 
happy ; some one voice will be silent which always 
was caroling cheery glees ; and then will Tennyson's 
sweetest words come to us : 

" But oil, for the touch of a vanished hand. 
And the sound of a voice that is still." 

Can you wonder that, clasping hands, we gaze 
with tear-bedimmed sight into each other's faces and 
then turn away with that choking in the throat, that 
half-uttered sob of which, thank God, we are not 
ashamed, but proud. 

Would you ridicule one of us if to-night, when 
the stars are doing their eternal vigilance, you should 
see a form come softly from a doorway, and with 
faltering footsteps go hither and thither, stopping to 
gaze upon a certain path or spot, each of which may 
be fraught with memories of happy frolic, or of 
sweet companionship, perhaps e'en of a maiden's 
answer, of the clasped hands and the look into the 
other's eyes, when soul met soul and the future 
seemed suddenly to stretch forth in a clear and 
shining path ; would you, nay, could you, make light 
of that youth if you should see the tears roll slowly 
down his cheeks and the hard convulsive sobbing 
shake his form? 

We are but boys, the best and oldest of us. We 
have spent four years in unconscious happiness, and 
now we must go out into the hard, unsympathetic 

So we loiter here at the threshold and gaze back 
with yearning after our beloved friends and happy 
hours ; and here leaving, we say our last words to our 
Alma Mater. Dear old Bowdoin, whose name and 
fame will ever be so precious to us. We have tried 
to do thee honor, and ever, always, will we labor for 
thee, till "the silver cord be loosed, or the golden 
bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the 
fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern." 

Smoking the Pipe of Peace. 
After Mr. Ordway's farewell, the class 
seated themselves in a circle on the grass 
and tlie class pipe was lighted by Mr. War- 
ren, who nursed it carefully until the smoke 
curled about his head. The pipe was tlien 
passed around the circle and each member of 
the class took his whiff. All seemed reluc- 



tant to give it up, but time was called and 
this not uninteresting ceremony was over. 

The class immediately formed in a group 
and with a will sang the following beautiful 
ode, which was written by Mr. J. C. Minot: 


Air — "My comrades, when I'm no more drinking." 

O classmates, 'tis the hour of parting. 

Our farewell song we sing to-day ; 
And deep emotions, upward starting, 

Within our hearts drive joy away. 
With grief the long farewell is spoken 

To all in Bowdoin held so dear ; 
With grief the tender ties are broken 

That bind us close as classmates here. 
The happy days are gone forever 

That we have passed beneath the pines ; 
But life has nothing that can sever 

The sacred memory that twines. 
And Bowdoin, regal in her beauty, 

Points out the work for us to do, 
And lights the pathway of our duty 

With many lessons, noble, true. 


God bless Old Bowdoin, crowned with glory; 

Her name and fame shall be our pride ; 
And may our class in deathless story 

Upon her honor-roll abide. 
And now, with deep and true emotion. 

We pledge, through all the years to be. 
Our loyalty and our devotion, 

O Mother Bowdoin, unto thee. 


Forming in line and led by the band, the 
class marched around the campus, cheering 
the halls, the Science Building being the 
starting point and Memorial the end of the 
march. In front of Memorial, the class and 
college yells were given with a will, and then 
each man grasped the hand of every other 
and said farewell. With this the class dis- 


There never was a more beautiful night 
for the dance on the green ; a full moon and 

a clear, crisp air made it a pleasure to dance. 
The platform was surrounded by a large 
crowd long before the concert was to begin, 
and a great many remained until the last 
dance was finished. From a distance the 
campus looked like fairy-land ; lanterns of 
various colors were hung in long lines enclos- 
ing the platform, which was lighted by 
three arc-lights, and best of all, by the moon. 
At 8 o'clock the concert by the band com- 
menced, and for an liour everybody was 
charmed by the music. When the dancing 
began the scene was a brilliant one ; the 
platform crowded with fair women dressed 
in costumes of delicate tints, and athletic- 
looking men, who were to take care of the 
fair ones. For ten numbers everybody en- 
joyed themselves in the open air and then 
repaired to Lower Memorial, where Messing 
of Portland served a very dainty lunch. 
After the lunch the dance was continued in 
the Upper Hall until early in the morning. 
The music was simply exquisite, and the 
ball was a fitting end to the successful festiv- 
ities of '96's Class Day. 

Commencement Exercises. 

0N Thursday forenoon the procession 
formed in front of the chapel, and 
headed by the band, marched down the cen- 
tral path and down the street to the church. 
Here a large crowd listened to the six Com- 
mencement parts. The prayer was offered 
by the Rev. Dr. E. B. Webb, Class of '46, 
and was a model for simplicity and feeling. 
Programme : 


The Passing of War. John Clair Minot. 

The Atom and its Weight. Richard Mills Andrews. 
Ideals and Conscientiousness. Chase Eastman. 


Effect of the Doctrine of Evolution upon Religious 
Thought. Preston Kyes. 



Corruption in Politics. Franli Emerson Bradbury. 
Oliver Cromwell and the English Puritans. 

Henry Hill Pierce. 





honorary appointments. 
Class of 1896. 

Homer Ralph Blodgett, Willard Streeter Bass, 
John Harold Bates, John Emerson Burbank, Herbert 
Otis Clough, Ralph Wallace Crosman, Chase East- 
man, Walter Winthrop Fogg, John Edwin Frost, 
Howard Gilpatric, Charles Arnold Knight, Charles 
Winslow Marston, John Clair Minot, Robert New- 
begin, Henry Hill Pierce, Robert Orange Small, Ber- 
telle Glidden Willard. 

Richard Mills Andrews, Taber Davis Bailey, 
Frank Emerson Bradbury, Henry Wheeler Coburn, 
Philip Dana, Charles Grant Fogg, Preston Kyes, 
Earle Howard Lyford. 

The degree of A.B. was conferred upon 
the following: 

Richard M. Andrews, Gray; Taber D. Bailey, 
Bangor; Clarence F. Baker, Alna; Willard S. Bass, 
Wilton ; John H. Bates, West Sumner ; Homer R. 
Blodgett, North Brooksville; Frank B. Bradbury, 
North Freeman ; John B. Burbank, West Freeman ; 
Herbert C. Clough, Kennebunkport; Henry W. 
Coburn, Weld; Ralph P. Crosman, Medwfly, Mass. ; 
Philip Dana, Westbrook ; Francis S. Dana, Ken- 
nebunk ; Chase Eastman, Portland ; Sterling Fes- 
senden, Fort Fairfield; Charles G. Fogg, Turner; 
Walter W.Fogg, Bridgton; John W.Foster, Con- 
cord, N. H..; John E. Frost, Eliot; Howard Gil- 
patric, Biddeford ; Angus G. Hebb, Gilead ; Charles 
A. Knight, Brunswick ; Preston Kyes, North Jay ; 
Ralph W. Leighton, Augusta; Jerre H. Libby, Fort 
Fairfield; Earle H. Lyford, Farmington; Charles 
M. Marston, Hallowell ; Johu C. Minot, Belgrade; 
Wallace S. Mitchell, Freeport; Robert Newbegin, 
Defiance, O. ; Harry Oakes, Foxoroft; George T. 
Ordway, Boston ; Francis C. Peaks, Dover ; Henry 
H. Pierce, Portland; Richard T. Plumstead, Wiscas- 
set; Wallace W. Robinson, East Deering; Robert O. 
Small, Berlin Mills, N. H. ; Fred B. Smith, Bruns- 
wick ; Robert F. Soule, Freeport ; Charles T. Stone, 
Bridgton; John B. Thompson, Topshara ; Alfred P. 
Ward, Freeport; Mortimer Warren, Cumberland 
Mills ; Bertelle W. Willard, Newcastle. 

The honorary degrees awarded by the 
college are as follows: 

A.M., Algernon S. Dyer, A. H. Wright, Freeman 
S. Perry, Adelbert D. Cornish, Benjamin B. Murray_ 

L.D., Joseph Williamson. 

LL.D., Hon. Eugene Hale. 

The Goodwin Commencement prize for 
best written part was awarded to John Clair 
Minot of Belgrade, whose part is printed 

Goodwin Commencement Oration. 

By J. Clair Minot. 

In one of his most fascinating works, Bulwer, Lord 
Lytton, has told us the story of the race of Ana who 
inhabit the vast regions within the earth. The most 
remarkable and significant thing in the life of this 
people was represented as the possession of an all- 
powerful destructive agency called " vril." This 
fluid carried by any person in a hollow staff or 
wand, was the means of unlimited power over all 
forms of matter, animate or inanimate. With it a 
child could annihilate an army, reduce a city to 
ashes, or rend a passage through rugged mountains, 
by a simple movement of his hand. Since every 
individual, as well as every city and nation of this 
strange lower world, possessed the power of the vril, 
it is easy to understand why peace reigned forever 
within those regions. Man could not afibrd to quar- 
rel with man, nor nation with nation, since each 
possessed the awful vril. From fear and prudence 
came a peace that through habit developed into a 
virtue. So it came about that wars and violence 
were unknown, harmony dwelt among the i^eople, 
happiness was in every home, prosperity crowned 
the lives of all, and seldom, if ever, was the vril 
employed as a destructive or harmful agency. 

From Bulwer's fantastic tale of this fabulous race 
in the bowels of the earth we can draw a lesson for 
the human race upon its surface. The story is more 
than a story ; it is a prophecy, a vision of our futui-e 
when the magician Science shall place in the hands 
of humanity agencies as all-powerful as the vril in 
the hands of the Ana. Then and then only will men 
and nations cease from wars and acts of violence, 
and live in harmony. Then only will "peace on 
earth, good will among men," be a glorious reality 
and no longer the mere dream of priests and poets. 

The history of mankind is the record of a con- 
tinuous struggle. From the gray dawn of the day 



in which man as man has existed, his sinews have 
ever been tense for battle. The forces of nature 
have been arrayed against him and the elements 
have sought his destruction. The animal world, 
jealous of a master, has snapped its bloody fangs in 
jungle, peak, and plain. But man had within him 
the breath of God, and neither flood nor fire, nor 
earthquake nor tempest, nor cold nor heat, nor the 
hiss of the serpent nor the howl of the wolf, could 
stop his onward and upward course. No sooner was 
one struggle over, however, than another began, 
and when the presence of external dangers no longer 
demanded the united action of men, their inherited 
blood-lust and the selfish passions they had devel- 
oped brought them to blows among themselves. 
Group against group, tribe against tribe, nation 
against nation, there began with the earliest light of 
the human era the clash and roar of a warfare which 
has yet to cease. 

Brother has ever been at the throat of brother, 
and neither the grand lessons of civilization nor the 
sublime teachings of Christianity have brought them 
to live in peace. We all say, and most of us believe, 
that Christianity has within it the essence of universal 
and eternal peace, but the spirit of Christ does not 
yet prevail in the lands that are called Christian. In 
the name of religion, and prominently the Christian 
religion, the bloodiest wars of recorded history have 
been waged; and the onward path of civilization 
has ever led over blood-soaked battle-fields and 
through the ashes of conquered towns. All to no 
avail have the greatest minds of all time cried put 
against war, and proved that the true grandeur of 
nations lies in the pursuits of peace. 

But now at the close of the nineteenth century 
another hand has been lifted against human warfare. 
It is the hand of Science. What the humanities have 
not been able to accomplish in that they are weak. 
Science is about to efl'ect in that it is strong. At the 
very time when all nations seem prepared for uni- 
versal war, as if mutual destruction were the natural 
end of all races, at the ver}' time when the rays of 
the sun are flashed back on every horizon by brist- 
ling bayonets, the edict of Science goes forth pro- 
claiming a truce, a trace that shall not end. The 
morning light is breaking on that day when Science 
shall place in the hands of man the vril of the race 
of Ana. 

The progress of wars among nations has been 
marked by alternate improvements in offensive and 
defensive weaponry. It has been a contest of pro- 
jectile and armor ; first an irresistible missile, then 
an impenetrable plate, and on the whole the progress 

of the two has been commensurate. But within the 
past few years Science has been making stupendous 
strides in perfecting the agencies of destruction. 
The discovery of irresistible explosives has been fol- 
lowed by the invention of enginery that would have 
paralyzed the imaginations of our fathers. The use 
of smokeless powder, explosive bullets, and thenew 
magazine rifle in a great battle would make the 
slaughter of Cold Harbor and Mary's Heights pale 
into insignificance. A few torpedoes silently directed 
under the waters would blow into atoms the proudest 
navies that float. The new thirteen andsixteen-inch 
rifle cannon, with a range of twelve miles and more, 
would add immeasurably to the slaughter of life and 
destruction of property in a war to-day. The naviga- 
tion of the air is a probability of science in the near 
future, and who can conceive of war when camp and 
fortress, cajjital and metropolis, lie at the mercy of 
air-ships charged with thunderbolts a thousand times 
more deadly than those ever hurled by Jove ? 

In short, the recent improvements of the means 
of attack and destruction have been so overwhelming 
that the idea of war is reaching the verge of absurd- 
ity. For what civilized nation will go to war when 
it means the total annihilation of its armies and 
navies and possibly the total devastation of its ter- 
ritory ? Here it is we find the true ground for hope 
of a universal and lasting peace among the nations of 
the earth. The combatant possessing the more pow- 
erful agencies of destruction has his enemy at his 
mercy and need not use them. The very perfection 
of the means of destroying life is bound to become 
the means of saving it. And thus warfare has risen, 
through the agency of Science, to the level of thought. 
The battle of the future is to be won on the plane of 
life, and not on the plane of death. The terrible 
brutality and violence of war are being banished by 
the wand of genius. The reign of force is about to 
cease by its own limitations. "God is tired of war," 
said Clark, the historian, "and is about to end it by 
his usual method of indirection." 

Let animal life, mere brute life, if it will, expand 
itself in violence. That is natural and good, but 
man is of another mold. He is either a creature of 
moral forces and purposes, or else he is nothing. If 
he possesses reason and no ethics, he is a devil and 
ought not to be. Possessing thought and conscience, 
he has struggled up from lowest savagery to the 
highest plane of civilized life. War has, to be sure, 
played a great part in the evolution of man. War to 
no small degree has aided him to rise from one 
stage to another in the scale of civilization, but the 
time when war was useful and necessary to man is 


now passed forever. His habit of destroying his 
fellows in battle belongs to the dark and cruel world 
he leaves behind him. All institutions that are 
maintained by warfare must perish and pass away. 
All plans and ambitions of men and nations that are 
begotten in the womb of violence must sooner or 
later issue in abortion and death — either that, or else 
all that pertains to a higher life among mankind 
must be branded as the fatuous invention of dreamers 
and priests. 

Certain as man is man, certain as he has a soul 
and carries a light, the reign of warfare in the world 
must end. It must end sometime, somewhere, 
somehow. The time is the near future ; the place is 
wherever God's sunshine falls ; and the means is seen 
in the ever-brightening glare of the torch of Science. 

Commencement Dinner. 

The Commencement Dinner, which was 
held in the Gymnasium after the exercises in 
the church, was one of the best and most 
enjoyable ever held. About three hundred 
plates were laid, and nearly every seat was 
taken. The dinner was served in an excel- 
lent manner by Fields Murray of Waterville, 
and was generously partaken of by all. 

There were seated at the head table with 
President Hyde, Rev. Egbert C. Smyth, Pres- 
ident McKeen of the Alumni Association, 
General Thomas Hubbard of the Trustees, 
and Hon. Charles F. Libby of the Overseers. 
Governor Cleaves sat on the right of Presi- 
dent Hyde and added dignity to the occasion. 
The prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Smyth, 
late of Andover. 

When the dinner had been done justice 
to. President Hyde arose and called for the 
ancient hymn, which was lined off by Rev. 
Dr. Smyth, and the singing was led by Prof. 
Henry L. Chapman. The whole alumni body 
present arose and joined in the singing. 
Then began the toasts, which for lack of 
space we give only in abstract. We would 
much prefer to quote in full the excellent 
speeches made, but cannot. 

President Hyde arose and said in his 
usual graceful manner : 

Gentlemen of the Alumni — It is always a pleasure 
to the returning sons of the college, who bring their 

tribute of affection and devotion back with them, to 
hear of a year of success. All departments, all 
courses of study, have been brought to a point where 
the equipment is well-nigh perfect. The elective 
system has proved satisfactory, as those who have 
just graduated will testify. The moral standing has 
improved. We have weeded out those who were not 
desirable, and we feel that it has been appreciated. 
The students have co-operated in making the prog- 
ress. There is less disorder and more harmony than 
I have ever known. The college makes its own terms 
to those who enter. No inducements are offered for 
men to come. They come on their own account and 
do not own the place. The present high standard is 
to be maintained at expense of numbers. 

All our litigations have been successful. The 
decisions have been in our favor. In athletics it has 
been one of the best years in the history of the col- 
lege. Victories have been won in all four of the 
contests into which the college has entered. In the 
New England Association meet at Worcester, Bow- 
doin took fourth place. At Waterville we won 108 
out of a possible 135 points. In recognition of these 
victories the college should receive an athletic field. 
The Boards have set aside tlie triangular lot for the 
purpose. I have here a telegram from Judge Put- 
nam, who is unable to be present, which says : 
" I am authorized by Hugh J. Ghisholm of Portland 
to subscribe $500 towards the new athletic field. 
William L. Putnam." [Great applause and nine 
'rails for Mr. Chisholm.] 

Hicock says we should study theology and preach 
morality, but while we study the one and preach the 
other, we should call into notice the names of those 
who have gone before. We should speak of the 
larger relations that exist between the college and 
community. The good old State of Maine from 
which we draw so large a share of our patronage, is 
ably represented here to-day, and I have the honor 
to present his excellency the Governor, the Honor- 
able Henry B. Cleaves. [Applause.] 

Governor Cleaves spoke nearly as follows : 
Mr. President and Gentlemen — Through the 
courtesy of your President, I beg to express my 
appreciation of your warm, cordial, and hearty 
reception on this occasion. From all parts of this 
great state ; from the far north to the shore ; from 
her mountains and hills; from the east and west; 
from all parts, I bring to this grand old institution of 
learning the greetings of a patriotic people, — a 
people who believe in Bowdoin ; a people who 
believe that her history is a part of state history. 
They have regarded the progress of Bowdoin's first 
hundred years, but they believe it is but the begin- 



ning of the great future that awaits her in this 
country. She has given many eminent statesmen, 
many learned judges to the courts of the country 
and state, she has graduated many jurists, and she 
has sent out many brave generals. 

We have now, as never before, a national pride 
in the advancement of our colleges, but we should 
be true to our own institutions, and we should main- 
tain the sentiment : Educate the young men of Maine 
at home ; and, if they will improve the opportunities 
offered by Bowdoin, I will risk the graduates of the 
Maine college with those of any college in the world. 
The history of Bowdoin for the last hundred years 
will prove my statement. I have witnessed with 
pleasure the exercises held to-day, and I feel that 
Bowdoin has the respect and confidence of the whole 
country. To you, Mr. President, who have labored 
so hard for the prosperity of this institution, I wish 
you the success you so largely deserve. 

President Hyde here spoke of the great 
services done by the Boards, and said that 
their work was an inspiration to those who 
comprised the teaching force. Tlie Boards 
include the Chief Justice of the United 
States, a United States Senator, Chief Justice 
of Maine, and many other notables ; but 
there is one to whom we owe much ; he has 
left a monument on the campus. I have the 
honor to present General Thomas Hubbard. 
[Applause and cheers.] 

General Hubbard in part said : 

Mr. President and Brother Alumni— Fate, by 
chance, happy or unnappy, has designated me to 
answer for the Trustees. The Trustees are all pres- 
ent or accounted for to-day, but most have to be 
accounted for. I believe there is one present. All 
have avoided this opportunity to address. When 
they were asked they rebelled. The only charge I 
have to make is this, that to speak is a joy not 
unmixed with pain. 

You have heard from the Governor the praises of 
the college in, I dare not say it, extravagant lan- 
guage. You have heard of its distinguished sons in 
all professions. All the praise belongs to the Trus- 
tees. We have to provide buildings, teaching force, 
terms of admission, etc., confer degrees. What 
else is there in all the scope of your experience and 
mine able to do these things? Whatever honor 
comes from the college we claim as a credit of the 
two Boards that work in perfect harmony. The 
present Board claims the class just going out as did 

the old Boards claim the credit of their famous 
classes. What those men have done for the nine- 
teenth century we may expect these graduates to do 
for the twentieth. I was impressed with the feeling 
that the standard that existed fifty or sixty years ago 
had been maintained and even advanced. 

The Boards, having received all the merited 
praise for the prosperity of the college, must receive 
all the demerits. To grapple with the subject is too 
large a task for this occasion. It is not always the 
most distinguished men that are the greatest. The 
most useful are the greatest. The most conspicuous 
are not the most useful. The great qualification 
for admission should be that boys who come be 
considerate, grateful, generous, and honest. There 
are many things outside of the real requirements for 
admission. Nowadays, all boys are taught that they 
can be President of the United States. We should 
teach them to do the fair thing to every man. This 
should be the business or lay expression for the 
Golden Rule. We make mistakes in conferring 
degrees, but those we cannot help. A mean boy 
makes a mean man ; so our aim should be to take the 
boy when he comes and so train him that when he is 
turned out he will be a good, honest, straightforwai'd 

President Hyde here said there were two 
Boards, Trustees and Overseers, and as one 
had spoken it was necessary to hear from 
the other. He introduced Hon. Charles F. 
Libby, the President of the Board of the 
Overseers, who spoke nearly as follows: 

Usage has ordained as a penalty to the President 
of the Boards that they speak at this time. I see no 
relief unless rotation in office be used. I wish to 
make a few corrections on the previous speakers. 
General Hubbard forgot the duties of the Boards. 
The function of one is to prevent the other and the 
President of the College from doing wrong. 

Why, the names of the two boards suggest their 
duties. The Trustees take a trust and the Overseers 
see that they perform their trust. The good condition 
of the college therefore is due to the Overseers. 
We feel that their work is excellent. We catch a 
general glimpse of the trend of things and believe it 
is due to the excellent teaching force. Bowdoin 
holds a high and honored position in the land and she 
is steadily moving onward. Her resources are being 
used to strengthen and to broaden her work. No 
new fads are being taken up. No great show is 
made on paper. Her progress is sound and endur- 
ing. Her courses are broad, and science is rec- 



ognized as important. We believe the new Science 
Building will stand for much in the future. The Art 
Building also needs mention. It is noticeable for its 
simplicity, harmony, and beauty. With its art col- 
lection it should appeal to those who are to come. 
We look for a wider study and deeper appreciation 
of art, which is essential to all culture that is beau- 
tiful, living. 

Another word to express my appreciation of the 
work of the teaching force of the college. Whatever 
of progress that has been made of late, is due to the 
men who have been in the chairs. They are loyal 
and devoted and are worthy of respect and admira- 
tion. President Hyde is a modern man ; he has 
caught the spirit of the century. He has breadth, 
vigor, and clearness. To him is due much credit 
for the greater vitality and broader scope of the col- 
lege. The plan for assistants offered this year in 
the President's report is a good suggestion, and one 
that should be worked out. The teaching force 
should be enlarged. We have many needs and some 
things are coming our way. The two legacies will 
soon be ours. The decisions have been made in our 
favor. With or without these funds Bowdoin will 
continue to minister to her sons in the future. 

President Hyde introduced Hon. James 
McKeen by a witty story on Thomas B. 
Reed, who a colored delegate said would 
make a splendid appendage to the presiden- 
tial chair. Mr. Hyde said that the president 
of the alumni was not an appendage. 

Mr. McKeen said that he would be an example of 
brevity. The alumni should do the speaking, but he 
felt that he must say a word. He told the story of a 
certain senator from New York who was on a yacht- 
ing expedition down on Long Island and inquired 
about the feeling in regard to New York's senators. 
The farmer questioned replied that he drew the line 
at David B. Hill. Here at Bowdoin we don't draw 
the line anywhere. We have loyalty to the college 
and enthusiasm and spirit in governing its affairs. 
Mr. McKeen then spoke of the study of Greek. He 
said it was not so much the duty of the college to 
create leaders as to turn out men who knew true 
leadership ; men who could tell the spurious from 
the true. After speaking in this way for some time 
he said that the college should take the leadership in 
public affairs. Mr. McKeen told of Mr. Evarts say- 
ing of Yale professors " that it was not so much the 
scholar in politics that was needed as politics in the 
scholar." Politics is the art of government. That 
belongs to the politician, — but the philosophy of 

government belongs to the scholars. In closing he 
said : " Let us drink to the welfare of Bowdoin and 
the spirit that now pervades." 

President Hyde here called on Mr. George 
A. Thomas, of the Class of '41, for a song. 
Mr. Thomas, although a man of threescore 
and ten, responded with a splendid voice and 
pleasing manner. His song was the old neigh- 
bor's song, "Tom Breeze." Everybody was 
delighted, and the applause was so great that 
Mr. Thomas had to respond with that rollick- 
ing song, "Jolly Laugh." This nearly brought 
the house down, and it was some time before 
the speeches could go on. At length, Presi- 
dent Hyde introduced Prentiss Loring of the 
Class of '56. 

Mr. Loring spoke brief!}' but entertain- 
ingly of his class meeting, and brought their 
congratulations to the college. He paid due 
respect to the officers of instruction and to 
the governing boards, and closed with a 
tribute to those who served in the war of the 
rebellion. Mr. Loring's closing words were : 
" The Class of '56 gives love and honor to 
good old Bowdoin. May she live long and 
prosper ! " 

President Hyde : I will now introduce 
one who is known as an editor, author, mem- 
ber of Board of Overseers, and father of one 
of the best foot-ball players that ever came 
to Bowdoin, Mr. Stan wood of the Class of '61. 
Mr. Stanwood, in his bright remarks, said : 

I am to speak for the boys of '61. We have always 
been loyal and deserve pensions, in fact the class 
deserves much credit. Boastfulness is not improper. 
With regard to country we can be boastful. All are 
Jingoes at heart. We believe in our country, in fact 
we stand first for country and college. There is no 
greater Jingo than myself, whether in country, col- 
lege, or the Class of '61. Notice the goodly numbers 
at this table ; two-thirds of those surviving are here, 
and in Portland to-morrow three-fourths will be 
present. I will say this class is only an average 
class, not that I believe but will simply say it The 
Class of '61 has four members who are judges. Now 
there have been about one hundred classes, and four 
times one hundred would be four hundred. Quite a 
number of judges. We have had six in the legisla- 



tures of three states and two generals in the United 
States service. The Class of '61 has sent more sons 
back to Bowdoin than any other class. There have 
been returned eleven sons of '61 men, and to show 
that educated men succeed, we have sent eleven boys 
to other colleges and eight daughters to institutions 
for women. The class is loyal and faithful ; no class 
is more so. No class can give more and better 
examples than '61. When you consider the case of 
brother Smith, who lately died: he worked fifteen 
years after he was condemned to death by consump- 
tion, and did not leave his work until twelve hours 
before his death. Then there is Col. E. P. Loring, 
that faithful otficer in Massachusetts. All are remark- 
ably faithful — why that was one thing the college 
teachers spoke of when we were undergraduates. 
I know many undergraduates to-day, and the same is 
true of them. It has always been true of Bowdoin, 
and no doubt better cases can be mentioned than 
those spoken of by me. 

After Mr. Stanwood had finished, Pres- 
ident Hyde called upon Prof. Cyrus H. 
Brackett of the Class of '51, who is teaching 
at Princeton College. Professor Brackett 
paid a tribute to his class and to the lamented 
Stephen J. Young. He said that he remained 
ten years here before he was fit to work, and 
then he went to the foreign countr}' of New 
Jersey. Bowdoin began to improve immedi- 
ately, but Princeton did likewise. The presi- 
dents of the two boards were pieces of his 
handiwork, as were some of the professors, 
and they had caught some of their spirit 
from him. 

Mr. Brackett spoke in an excellent manner 
of the X-ray investigations, paying a tribute 
to Professors Robinson and Hutchins. He 
also entered his protest against the removal 
of Greek from the entrance requirements. 
"Greek," he said, "is the backbone of all 
proper education. Those who take it have a 
superior training to those who omit it from 
their studies." 

President Hyde introduced Dr. E. H. 
Cook as a classmate of our beloved professors 
Henry L. Chapman of the Academic Faculty 
and Dr.F. H. Gerrish of the Medical School, 
who should respond for the Class of 1866. 

Dr. Cook responded in the wittiest speech of 
the da}^ and kept the crowd in a roar of 
laughter. Among other things. Dr. Cook 

History began with the Class of '66 in '62. We 
put the finishing touches on Professor Brackett, who 
has just spoken, and we reformed the whole Faculty. 
Nearly all the old fellows left while we were in col- 
lege, and we supplied the new ones. [Applause.] 
One thing that I remember distinctly is the six-o'clock 
prayers. In those days we had prayers in the morn- 
ing, thanking the Good One that the Freshmen were 
allowed to live through the night, and at 6 o'clock in 
the evening thanking for our preservation during the 
day. Mr. Cook paid a fine tribute to Prof. Chapman 
and to Dr. Gerrish, and spoke of the founding of a 
society called * X that represented true literary 

President Hyde introduced, as the next 
speaker, Rev. Dr. Stackpole of the Class of 
1871. Mr. Stackpole spoke of the interest- 
ing experiences of his class. They entered, 
32, but had 16 expelled or suspended. None 
had disgraced the college and none had been 
in jail. He spoke of Hon. William Pattee 
of the University of Minnesota, and also 
said the class had had two other lawyers, 
three M.D.'s, and two ministers. He said 
that his class was grateful to those who 
instructed twenty-five years ago and thankful 
to the college for the culture received. 

President Hyde here said that he did not 
know how many were present who believed 
in the annexation of the Sandwich Islands, 
but he knew that the library funds had 
received aid from those islands. The one 
who gave that aid had not been able to be 
present the centennial year, but was present 
to-day,— Mr. F. M. Hatch of the Class of '73. 
Mr. Hatch said he thought that the quarter- 
century mark should be the limit for those 
called on to speak at Commencement dinners. 
He said: 

I should return to the college if it was wiped 
away — if it did not remain — but no such thing will 
happen. To see the prosperity makes me believe in 
the immortality of Bowdoin. The college should 
not become a university ; it should not be spread too 



thin. I congratulate the President on the present 
prosperity and the Boards on having such men in 

Mr. A. H. Davis, '60, Clerk of United 
States Court in Portland, was next intro- 
duced. Mr. Davis spoke of his class and of 
many reminiscences of his college course. 
He spoke of the Class of '60 being the 
largest that has yet graduated, and then 
paid a tribute to Hon. T. B. Reed, whom he 
called " the first citizen of the republic." 
He said he was proud of the college, proud 
of her history, and proud of her progress. 
"Bowdoin, Harvard, and Yale," said Mr. 
Davis, "are spoken of together." 

Rev. Charles Hawes was then called upon 
to respond for the Class of '76. Mr. Hawes 
spoke briefly but in a very happy manner. 
We are sorry that we are unable to print 
his bright and witt}'' speech. 

As the afternoon was rapidly passing, 
and many had to leave, the intervening 
classes were skipped and the President called 
on Mr. W. G. Mallett of the Class of '91, who 
was the youngest man called on. Mr. Mallett, 
after a few ready words, finished the speech- 
making with the following : " We are too 
young for wisdom and too modest for wit, 
but neither wit nor wisdom can prevent 
our loyalty to the college." 

President's Reception. 
In the evening came the President's recep- 
tion in Memorial Hall, which was a very 
brilliant affair. It was a fitting termination 
of the week's exercises, and those in attend- 
ance seemed to vie with each other to make 
the reception a memorable one. A large 
and finely dressed crowd congratulated the 
President of the college and conversed with 
each other. Many of the older men met and 
exchanged greetings.. A lunch was served 
by Caterer Murray, which was enjoyed by 

Medical School Graduation. 

TITHE graduating exercises of the Class of 
■■' '96, Medical School of Maine, took [)lace 
in Memorial Hall, Wednesday at 9 a.m. The 
following programme was carried out: 


Prayer Professor Woodruff. 


Address. . . . Professor H. L. Chapman. 


Oration. . . . Albion Keith Parris Smith. 


Presentation of Diplomas. . President Hyde. 


Professor Chapman's address was a great 
treat for the large audience in attendance, 
and all were sorry when he finished speak- 
ing. Mr. Smith, the chosen orator of the 
class, then delivered with great earnestness 
and eloquence the following oration : 


Medicine is an ancient art. From his creation 
man has sought some means for lessening his physi- 
cal sufferings. Mythology abounds with the names 
of gods of health and of disease, each class battling 
against the other. Tradition tells of sacred temples 
where men gathered, seeking through priestly inter- 
ference to be relieved from their burdens of disease. 
And ancient history shows superstition, religion, and 
medicine mixed in one confusing medley. 

It was in the golden age of ancient Greece that 
medicine emerged from this chaotic state and became 
a separate science with a distinct literature of its 
own. There, in the days of Themistocles and Cimon, 
at the time when Demosthenes was startling even 
Athens with his oratory, when Socrates was estab- 
lishing the laws of human thought, and Aristotle 
investigating the natural sciences, — in such an epoch 
and under such propitious circumstances distinct 
medical literature had its birth. Standing pre-emi- 
nently above all others as its founder is a name 
which has been familiar to the profession and hon- 
ored by it even lill now, — that of Hippocrates. Al- 
though in the onward course of medicine the works 
of Hippocrates may have nearly ceased to be of 



scientific value, the tiigh code of ethics established 
therein has always been the guiding star of the con- 
scientious physician who, though bound by noHippo- 
cratic oath, yet declares that whenever he enters a 
patient's house it shall be only for the good of the 

This, then, was the beginning of a class of litera- 
ture which from age to age has gone on increasing, 
each new generation adding some important truths, 
till the volumes which contain it are hardly to be 
numbered and its value not to be estimated. 

Throughout all this time the physician has, in his 
relations to the literature of his calling, assumed one 
of three positions — that of an original contributor, a 
reviewer of pre-existing works, or a reader and con- 
sumer of that which has already been written. The 
early writers from necessity belonged to the first class, 
since there was but little save their own observations 
from which they could draw their material. Their 
books consisted largely of new and untried theories, 
limited personal experience, intermingled with which 
was more or less of the superstition which charac- 
terized the days in which they were written. To this 
class also must be added the original contributors who 
have, from time to time, through their laboratory 
experimentation and hospital practice, completely 
changed many theories of medicine. 

As the science progressed and its literature in- 
creased, there began to appear the second class of 
writers, who after studying the works which had 
preceded them, chose carefully that which is most 
valuable, rejecting the I'emainder. To this class 
belongs a majority of the later writers. The modern 
physiologist describes the circulation of the blood as 
discovered by Harvey ; tells of the function of the 
gastric juice as demonstrated by Beaumont; points out 
the phenomenon of protoj^Iasmic activity as sliown 
by Rosel ; but he can give very few wholly new and 
original ideas. The anatomist writes of Vieussens' 
valve, Rolando's fissure, and Winslow's foramen, — 
rearranging and describing the same things that 
others have described. The pathologist, for his 
instruction, goes to Sydenham, to Laennec, to Bard, 
and to the host of specialists who have preceded him : 
he, himself, contributing only a small part from per- 
sonal clinical observation. But neither the physiolo- 
gist, the anatomist, nor the pathologist, should 
receive less honor because he draws his material 
from these well-known sources. Indeed, this method 
is of the utmost importance to the student and prac- 
titioner of medicine. Thus, on the nervous system 
alone volume after volume has been written. If the 
student had all these books before him he would 
stand bewildered and confused on the vei-y threshold 

of his studies. To avoid such confusion, the neurolo- 
gist, who has made a life work of this subject, devot- 
ing years to what the profession as a whole must 
devote only days, selects from all this material that 
which his extensive knowledge teaches him to be the 
most useful, and presents a book wholly within the 
reach of his less favored brethren. In a similar 
manner other subjects are treated, till by means of a 
comparatively few volumes a foundation is laid upon 
which the young man can begin to build a med- 
ical knowledge that may become more complete in 

To the third class mentioned — readers — belongs 
the profession at large. It includes the college pro- 
fessor and the country doctor; the young man enter- 
ing the profession with high hopes and the venerable 
physician whose life work is nearly completed. No 
physician is so learned or so bigoted but that he 
daily seeks his books for aid and consultation. In 
fact, we know the most successful men are they who 
ai'e the closest students ; such men are able to meet 
emergencies as they arise, being fortified by the 
opinions of the best authors. Medicine, together 
with all other sciences, is marching rapidly forward ; 
the physician in order to keep his place in the ranks 
must constantly inform himself of the latest positions ; 
unless he does this, he is bound to fall out in the 
march and his place will be taken by a more deserv- 
ing recruit. People, recognizing this fact, choose 
for their physician, not the man who spends his leis- 
ure hours in outside occupations, but the one who 
spends such time in his office with his books. 

Now while the members of the profession as a 
whole occupy this last position, they should to a more 
limited extent assume the first, that of original con- 
tributors. The summit of medical knowledge is by 
no means reached. "We are wont," says Emerson, 
"to think that we are at the meridian of civilization. 
We are only at the cock crowing and the morning 
star." Into the practice of every physician must 
come cases of more than usual scientific interest, 
cases which might, could they be reported, prove of 
aid in some department of medicine, such as fixing 
the value of a drug or establishing the diagnosis of 
a disease. To illustrate, only a short time ago, a 
new remedy, antitoxine, was introduced. Like every 
new i-emedy it at once received unqualified indorse- 
ment from some and most strenuous opposition from 
others. Novr the true value of such a medicine can 
only be determined by long- continued and careful 
trial. It should be tested under all circumstances 
and sanitary conditions ; used in fatal epidemics as 
well as more mild cases of diphtheria ; in private 
practice and fully equipped hospitals j as a prevent- 



ive measure and in the disease itself. It is impossi- 
ble for few men to apply all these tests. Systematic 
reports from physicians in diiierent countries and 
different parts of our own country have proven and 
must still prove of great value liere. Such reports 
are always gladly publislied by the best journals of 
medicine and are thus brought directly to tlie atten- 
tion of the profession. 

So it is the privilege — more than that, it is the 
duty of every physician to avail himself of each 
opportunity for advancing medical linowledge. He 
should do this, not for mere personal ambition or 
mercenary greed, but for the saving of human lives. 
And the physician should not consider himself lim- 
ited to the few patients that occupy his daily prac- 
tice ; broader fields stretch before him ; through the 
columns of his journals he may become a consulting 
physician for patients far remote, thus returning 
to that literature from which he derives his daily 
knowledge a small percentage of the debt which he 

Classmates : we now receive the diplomas which 
admit us to a most honorable profession. May we 
never cast a stain upon its honor. On the contrary, 
may each of us do his part toward advancing the 
science and raising it to a still higher standard. 
The most noble aspirations of the mind are not too 
noble, the broadest intellect that can be commanded 
is not too broad, and the deepest integrity that can 
be cultivated is not too deep for this our chosen 

To-day we look forward to our life work with a 
certain sense of satisfaction and pleasure. In future 
years, with pleasure, we shall look back upon the 
time spent at our work here. Indeed, much of the 
enjoyment of life comes from future expectations 
and past recollections. Cares which seem mountain- 
ous to-day looked at from a distance become trivial, 
and advantages which before were overshadowed by 
these cares assume larger proportions. We, in the 
future, will be able to look back more understand- 
ingly upon the advantages enjoyed here and more 
properly estimate their worth. Often in trying cir- 
cumstances the value of the faithful instruction and 
earnest counsel received from our instructors will 
force itself upon us as it has been impossible to do 
in the hurry of the lecture course. 

From now our paths, which have run side by side, 
separate, and each takes up his own individual duties. 
Wherever our lot may be cast let us never forget or 
try to evade the deep responsibilities we have 
assumed ; responsibilities which must often be met 
without hope of present reward. Had we wished for 
rapidly accumulated wealth, we never should have 

entered the medical profession. Had we longed for 
wide-spread fame, we should have looked for it in 
other directions. Had we desired a life of ease, we 
should not have sought it in a physician's life. 
None of these things shall come to us from the prac- 
tice of medicine. But the satisfaction of living lives 
of usefulness, of combating disease, of lessening suf- 
fering, of saving life, and the heart-felt gratitude of 
patients and friends shall be ours, classmates, if we 
prove faithful to our profession. 

President Hyde here presented the grad- 
uating class with their diplomas, adding a 
few appropriate remarks. He announced the 
following as having the highest rank in med- 
ical course : Albion K. P. Smith, George A. 
Tripp, and Frank A. Ross. 

The following are the members of the 
class, which is rather smaller than usual : 

Orion Irving Bemis, Charles Richai-dson Cobb 
Borden, LeRoy Oliver Cobb, John Eugene Gray, 
Henry Aaron Jones, Albert Joseph LaFrance, Eugene 
Libby, George Solomon Liltlefield, Geoi-ge Stover 
Machan, A.M., Wilson Cornelius Marden, A.B., 
Frank Waldron Morse, Frank Augustus Ross, Allen 
Edward Schriver, Albion Keith Parris Smith, Clinton 
Stacy, A.B., George Alston Tripp, John Emile Wads- 
worth, Frank Bertelle Worthing, William Guy Wren. 

The class officers are : 

President, Frank Bertelle Worthing; Marshal, 
George Stover Machan, A.M. ; Secretary, George 
Solomon Littlefield ; Treasurer, John Eugene Gray ; 
Executive Committee, John Emile Wadsworth, A.B. 
(chairman), Clinton Stacy, A.B., Orion Irving Bemis, 
Frank Waldron Morse, Clarence Capen Peaslee. 

The music was furnished by the Salem 
Cadet Band and was of a high order. 

Phi Beta Kappa. 
The annual laieeting of the Phi Beta 
Kappa Fraternity was held Wednesday after- 
noon at 4 o'clock, in Adams Hall. Fourteen 
were chosen from the Class of '96, which is 
one of the highest ranking classes of recent 
years. The names of those honored by 
the fraternity are here presented: Willard 
Streeter Bass, Wilton; John Harold Bates, 
West Sumner; Homer Ralph Blodgett, North 
Brooksville; John Emerson Burbank, West 



Freeman; Herbert Otis Clough, Kennebunk- 
port; Chase Eastman, Portland; John Edwin 
Frost, Eliot; Howard Gilpatric, Biddeford; 
Charles Arnold Knight, Brunswick ; Chai-les 
Winslow Marston, Hallo well; John Clair 
Minot, Belgrade; Henry Hill Pierce, Port- 
land; Robert Orange Small, Berlin, N. H.; 
Bertelle Glidden Willard, Newcastle. 

The officers for the next year are as fol- 
lows: Prof. H. L. Chapman, '66, President; 
Hon. H. H. Burbank, '60, Vice-President; 
Prof. F. C. Robinson, '73, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Literary Committee — Prof. G. T. 
Little, '77, Charles Fish, '65, Galen C. Moses, 
'56, C. F. Libby, '64, C. H. Cutler, '81. 

Meeting of the Board of Overseers 
AND Trustees. 

The meeting of the governing boards 
was held on Wednesday, and among the 
business transacted was the following, which 
we hope will be of interest: 

Voted, That Messrs. Chamberlain and 
Small, with such of the Overseers as may 
join, be the visiting committee for the ensu- 
ing year. The Overseers added Messrs. 
Wilson, Baxter, and higalls. 

Chose Dr. William MacDonald professor 
of Political Science for an indefinite length 
of time. 

Chose Mr. A. V. Currier instructor in 
drawing for the current year. 

Gave authority to committee to fix lower 
large room in Memorial Hall into two reci- 
tation rooms for permanent use. 

Treasurer and Finance Committee au- 
thorized to contract for renovation of Apple- 
ton Hall during current year. 

Treasurer and Finance Committee au- 
thorized to contract for central heating 
plant when funds will permit. 

Voted to allow the track to be built on 
the triangular piece of land between New 
Meadows Road and Bowker Street. 

Voted to allow the Bowdoin Orient 

the use of some room on the campus for use 
as an editorial room. 

Voted to have an assistant in Gieek and 
Mathematics for ensuing year. 

Voted leave of absence to Henry C. 
Emery, professor of Political Economy, for 
one .year, and appointed Leonard W. Hatch 
to fill vacancy. 

Voted thanks to Mrs. Stephen J. Young 
for portrait of her husband, the late Prof. 
S. J. Young, to be placed in Treasurer's 

Voted thanks to Charlotte M. Fisk of 
Boston for scholarship in memory of her 
husband, Joseph N. Fisk. 

Voted to accept legacy of 11,000 to col- 
lege contained in will of Ann E. Lambert, 
late of Boston, to found the Joseph Lambert 
Fund, the income to be applied at discretion 
of the President to the most needy depart- 
ment of the college. Thanks of college 
voted for legacy. 

Messrs. Frye, Webb, Allen, Adams, and 
Cousins chosen examining committee for 

The action of College Treasurer was 
brought up, and it was decided to make no 

The Tieasurer, Professors Robinson and 
Chapman made a special committee to look 
after grounds and buildings, and disburse 
the funds set aside for those objects. 

Maine Historical Society. 
The annual meeting of this Society was 
held in the Cleaveland Lecture Room in 
Massachusetts Hall, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. 
The following officers were elected: Presi- 
dent, James P. Baxter; Vice-President, Rufus 
K. Sewall ; Recording Secretary and Libra- 
rian, H. W. Brj'ant; Corresponding Secre- 
tary, Joseph Williamson; Treasurer, Fritz 
H. Jordan; Standing Committee, H. S. Bur- 
rage, Portland; H. L. Chapman, Brunswick; 
John M. Brown, Falmouth; E. P. Burnham, 



Saco; S. C. Belcher, Farmington ; Henry 
Iiigalls, Wiscasset; C. E. Nash, Augusta. 

The following were elected new members 
of the Association: Frank W. Hovey of 
Pittsfield, John Owen Patten of Bath, Her- 
bert Payson of Portland. 

The corresponding members elected were 
these: Robert Hallowell Gardiner, Boston; 
Benjamin Vaughan, Cambridge; Robert C. 
Winthrop, Boston ; J. Y. Hinds, Windsor, 
N. S.; Robert G. Carter, Washington, D. C. 

The annual Field Day will be held at 
Castine, July 9th. The Library Committee 
reported an increase of 223 books and 489 

Commencement Concert. 

On Wednesday evening a large crowd 

attended the concert in Town Hall. The 

music was exceptionally fine and was greatly 

enjoyed. The following is the programme: 

Part First. 
a. March — The Handicap. — Rosey. 
h. Selection — Carmen. — Bizet. Salem Cadet Band. 
Solo — Selected. Mr. Arthur Beresford. 

Reading — A Daughter of France. — Ouida. 

Miss Harriet E. Carter. 

a. Sweetheart. — Cowen. 

b. Under the Juniper Tree. — Hollander. 

Miss Grace Haskell. 
Solo for Cornet — Selected. Mr. B. B. Keyes. 

Solo — Selected. Mr. Arthur Beresford. 

Summer. — Chaminade. Miss Grace Haskell. 

Part Second. 
Reading — The Goblein Gate. — R. J. Burdette. 

Miss Harriet E. Carter. 
Duet— I Feel Thy Angel Spirit.— Hoffman. 

Miss Haskell and Mr. Beresford. 
Solo for Piccolo — Sweet Birdie. — Cox. 

Mr. R. Hannible. 
Solo — Selected. Mr. Arthur Beresford. 

Reading — a. Bells of Lynn. — -Longfellow. 

h. How They Brought Good News From 
Ghent to Aix. — Browning. 

Miss Harriet E. Carter. 
Villanelle. — De I'Acqua. Miss Grace Haskell. 

a. Morceau — Silver Wedding. — Bach. 
6. Sketch — A Southern Idyl. — Baxter. 

Salem Cadet Band. 
Miss Alice Philbrook, Accompanist. 

The music of the Salem Cadet Band was 
up to its usual high standard. Miss Carter 
was an excellent artist, her voice was sweet, 
and she has a fine stage presence. She re- 
ceived many encores. Mr. Beresford showed 
himself to be a true artist, and all have a 
desire to hear him again in Brunswick. The 
concert was a success both musically and 

Fraternity Reunions. 
After the concert the fraternity reunions 
were held at the various halls. A large 
number of the graduate members returned to 
indulge in a hearty grip and a pleasant even- 
ing in their old society homes. The tables 
groaned under the weight of the good things, 
and after the inner man was satisfied the 
toasts were given. Reminiscences and songs 
occupied all pleasantly until a late hour. 
The old fellows were )'oung again, and the 
under-graduates mingled with them and 
learned many lessons of experience. It was 
a happy time for all. 

Alumni Meeting. 
Tlie first thing to demand the attention 
of the returned alumni was the meeting of 
their association, which was held at 9 A.M. 
Thursday, in the Science Building. The 
officers are: President, James McKeen, '64, 
of New York; Vice-President, Sylvester B. 
Carter, '66, of Newburyport, Mass.; Secre- 
tary and Treasurer, Prof. George T. Little, 
'77, of Brunswick. These were elected last 
year and they hold over for three years. 
The Association selected the following com- 
mittees : To award the Pray English Liter- 
ature prize in 1897, Rev. E. C. Cummings, 
Hon. C. F. Libby, and Rev. J. A. Bellows, 
all of Portland; advisory committee on 
athletics, Hon. E. U. Curtis of Boston and 
Barrett Potter of Brunswick; committee on 
overseers' nominations, Hon. J. B. Cotton 
of Washington, D. C, Dr. George H. Cum- 



mings of Portland, and Edward P. Paysoii 
of Boston. 

A committee was appointed to extend an 
invitation to Hon. Thomas B. Reed, '60, to 
address the Association at its next meeting. 

Class Reunions. 

There was the usual number of class 
reunions during Commencement week. We 
give a brief account of all that came to our 

The Class of '46 met with General 
Sewall at Bath, Wednesday, the 24th. Six 
out of the nine living members were present, 
and the reunion was a most pleasant one. 
Among those who were present were Rev. 
Dr. E. B. Webb, C. R. Dunlap, General F. D. 
Sewall, and J. C. Pickard. 

The Class of '56 dined at Bath with Galen 
C. Moses. Prentiss Loring, E. B. Palmer, 
T. S. Robie, Henry Farrar, and W. S. 
Melcher were present. All enjoyed the 
occasion and look forward to the next of 
their annual gatherings. 

The Class of '61 celebrated its thirty- 
fifth anniversary on Thursday. We are 
unable to give the particulars of their meet- 
ing, but we know a large number weie 
present, as it is a class that turns out in 
lai'ge numbers and always has a good time. 

The Class of '66 met with Dr. Frederic 
H. Gerrish in Portland. This is their 
thirtieth anniversary. S. B. Carter, Dr. E. 
H. Cook, Russell D. Woodman, Prof. Henry 
L. Chapman, Charles K. Hinklej', and a 
number of others whose names we were 
unable to get were present. A class that 
has taken such an active interest in Bowdoin 
must have had a most enjoyable time, but 
we are unable to give particulars. 

The Class of '67 had a banquet down at 
Jake Conant's on Wednesday evening. Nine 
out of a possible seventeen were present. 

The Class of '76 held its reunion at the 
Falmouth Hotel in Portland, June 24th. 

The following named members were present: 
C. G. Burnham, W. A. Robinson, E. B. 
Newcomb, Arthur F. Parker, A. H. Sabine, 
George B. Merrill, John A. Morrill, E. H. 
Kimball, W. H. G. Rowe, William G. Waitt, 
Tascus Atwood, Charles T. Hawes, Charles 
G. Wheeler. The reunion was of an infor- 
mal nature. 

The Classes of '91, '94, and '95 had 
reunions which were largely attended, and 
all report exceedingly pleasant gatherings. 
We will not go into detail, for lack of space. 

The Returned Alumni. 
Among the graduates back, were: 
C. F. Allen, '39 ; George A. Thomas, '41 ; Alonzo 
Garcelon, '36 ; Henry Ingalls, '41 ; George M. Adams, 
'44; F.D. Sewall, Abial Libby, John Haskell, J. C. 
Pickard, C. R. Dunlap, '44 ; Wm. C. Marshall, '47 ; 
John Dinsmore, C. S. D. Fessenden, '48 ; S. P. Buck, 
T. S. Perry, '50 ; E. A. Thompson, '51 ; Lewis Pierce, 
'52; J. E. Adams, '53; D. C. Linscott, '54; E. B. 
Palmer, Prentiss Loring, T. S. Robie, Henry Farrar, 
W. L. Melcher, '56 ; J. C. Strout, '57 ; C. F. Brack- 
ett, '59 ; H. O. Robinson, A. H. Davis, H. H. Bur- 
bank, '60; A. DeF. Palmer, James B. Cochrane, C. 
B. Rounds, George L. Pierce, Edward Stanwood, C. 
O. Hunt, Loring Ford, Edwin Smith, A. N. Lulkin, 
T. W. Hyde, A. H. Johnson, A. S. Packard, G. B. 
Kenniston, G. M. Hacker, J. W. Sharp, '61 ; Charles 
A. Bell, Weston Thompson, Austin Harris, Thomas 
M. Given, '63 ; Enoch Foster, '64 ; J. E. Moore, Charles 
Fish, '65 ; S. B. Carter, Russell D. Woodman, Charles 
K. Hinkley, E. H. Cook, '66; Stanley Plummer, F. 
W. Chadbourne, N. S. Hutchinson, I. S. Curtis, H. 
S. Webster, G. P. Davenport, '67 ; John A. Hinkley, 
'68 ; C. A. Page, '70 ; E. F. Davis, J. F. Charry, E. 
S. Stackpole, '71; George M. Seiders, '72; A. P. 
Wiswell, F. M. Hatch, F. C. Robinson, '73; Henry 
Johnson, '74; S. M. Carter, F. E. Woodruff, S. C. 
Whitmore, '76 ; C. G. Burnham, W. A. Robinson, 

E. B. Newcomb, A. F. Parker, A. H. Sabin, G. B. 
Merrill, J. A. Morrill, E. H. Kimball, W. H. G. Rowe, 
W. G. Waitt, Tascus Atwood, C. F. Hawes, C. G. 
Wheeler, '76 ; H. V. Stackpole, '77 ; Barrett Potter, 
G. C. Purington, '78; W. P. Perkins, W. L. Dane, 

A. H. Holmes, Frederick Cony, '80 ; William King, 

F. B. Merrill, E. E. Briry, '81; M. S. Holway, A. F. 
Belcher, W. A. Moody, '82 ; J. E. Dinsmore, S. T. 

B. Jackson, C. C. Hutchins, H. E. Cole, C. A. Corliss, 
'83; J. A. Waterman, Llewellyn Barton, '84; F. N. 



Whittier, E. D. Freeman, F. W. Alexander, Eugene 
Thomas, '85, and many members of the classes 
graduated in the last ten years. The Class oVdi had 
22 members back, and '95 had 20 at their first re- 
union. The old and young alike, enjoyed the week's 
exercises and paid their heartiest respects to their 
Alma Mater. 

The alumni game that was 
played on the delta, Wednesday 
afternoon, the 24th, was a close and ex- 
citing contest. The alumni team con- 
tained many of the former stars that 
once fought for Bowdoin. The hearts 
of the undergraduates and alumni 
present were cheered by the sight of the new cham- 
pionship pennant hung from the flag pole. Dearth, 
'87, officiated as umpire and tilled his position with 
credit. Those who played on the alumni team were 
as follows: Plaisted, '94, pitcher ; Chapman, '94, 
catcher ; Jones, '93, 1st base ; Fairbanks, '93, 2d base ; 
Hinkley, '94, shortstop; Sykes, '94, 3d base; Will- 
iamson, '88, right field; Leighton, '85, centre field; 
Talbot, '87, left field. After much amusement for 
spectators the alumni team won by a score of 9 to 8 
in six innings. 

Burbank, '96, will act as assistant in Physics next 

The only thing Bowdoin has tried for and failed 

to win this year is the President of the United States. 

During Commencement week Professors Hutehins 

and Kobinson gave some interesting exhibitions with 

the X-rays. 

At the meeting of Phi Beta Kappa the question 
of extending the society to take men from the Junior 
Class was discussed. 

The three members of the graduating class in the 
Medical School who attained best rank were Albion 
K. P. Smith, George A. Tripp, and Frank A. Ross. 

The gift of Mrs. Collins of Boston that was left 
the college nearly forty years ago, was received 
from the estate this week. The amount received 
was about $7,000. 

Several changes will be made on the campus 
during the summer. Memorial Hall is to be reno- 
vated. The lower room will have two large recita- 
tion rooms made out of it. It is too bad to lose the 
college meeting room, but the other rooms are 
needed more. The college meetings can be held up 

The following honors have recently been awarded : 
Salutatorian of '96, Homer R. Blodgett; first prize 
in Junior declamations, Archie S. Harriman ; second 
prize in Junior declamations, William F. White; 
Sewall I^atin prize, William W. Lawrence, with 
honorable mention of Clarence E. Eaton ; Sewall 
Greek prize, Clarence E. Eaton, with honorable 
mention of William W. Lawrence; Smyth mathe- 
matical prize, Wendell P. McKown. 

During the week the track fund has been in- 
creased by several large subscriptions. One of $500 
was made by Mr. Hugh Chisholm of Portland. It 
goes without saying that this benefactor will be 
remembered. The work will go ahead rapidly and 

this fall will see Bowdoin with an athletic field 

worthy of her position. The total amount now sub- 
scribed is $3,500. The grand stand on the delta will 

be moved before the fall, and the foot-ball games can 

be witnessed from that structure until the new one is 


The Class of '99 held their "exit" banquet in 

Portland, Thursday evening, June 18th. Byron S. 

Philoon was toast-master of the occasion, and toasts 

were responded to as follows : 

The Class of '99 Couy Sturgis. 

Professor Jolinson, A. A. Hayden. 

The Fair Sex AV. L. Thompson. 

Athletics, J. E. Wignott. 

As Sophomores, H. B. Neagle. 

Our Future W. H. Smith. 

Our Alma Mater F. L. Duttou. 

The literary exercises were : 

Opening Address, .... Loton D. Jennings. 

Ode, Harold F. Dana. 

History, Eoy L. Marston. 

Poem, Lucien P. Libby. 

The class ode, written by Arthur H. Nason, was 

next sung to the air of " Solomon Levi." 

Closing Address Archer P. Cram. 

The exercises closed with the good old Bowdoin 

song, " Phi Chi." 

The entire Sophomore Class at Bloomington, 
111., was recently expelled for refusing to answer 
questions concerning the ringing of the college bell 
at midnight. 



'27.— Alpheus Felch, who 

died on June 13th, was born 

Limerick, Maine, September 28, 

1804. He graduated at Phillip.s Exeter 

Academy in 1821, and from Bovvdoin in 1827. 

He was admitted to the bar about 1830, 
and opened an office in Houlton, where he 
remained for three years. His health requiring a 
change he went to Michigan in 1833, locating at Mon- 
roe, where he practiced law for ten years and then 
removed to Ann Arbor. In 1835 he was elected to 
the State Legislature and served three years, gaining 
distinction by being the only member wlio spoke 
against the law which opened the way for wild-cat 
banks. He filled successively, after this, the offices 
of State Bank Commissioner, Auditor General, Judge 
of the State Supreme Court, Governor, and United 
States Senator. He served in the Senate with Web- 
ster, Clay, and Calhoun, and steadily rose in promi- 
nence. At the close of his term in the Senate, Presi- 
dent Pierce appointed him one of the commissioners 
to settle the Mexican land claims in California. He 
was elected president of this commission, which per- 
formed great service for the lasting three years, after 
which Governor Felch returned to Ann Arbor, where 
he has since lived as a private citizen. In 1873 he 
retired from the active practice of law, and in 1875 
he made a European trip. In 1877 the degree of 
LL.D. was conferred upon him by Bowdoin College, 
and the same degree by Michigan University in 1879. 
In the latter year he was appointed Professor of Law 
in the University, a position which he held for about 
six years. In politics Governor Felch was always a 
firm Democrat. Until the last few years every party 
meeting beheld him on the platform. He made a 
speech at the ratification of President Cleveland's 
election in 1892. Upon intelligence of his death the 
Governor issued a proclamation ordering all the flags 
on the State buildings at half-mast, and the State 
Departments closed on the day of the funeral. Gov- 
ernor Felch was of an imposing personality and 
of beautiful character, and commanded universal 
resjject. The tributes to his life and character have 
been many and warm. 

'48. — The resignation is announced of Professor 
Egbert C. Smyth as President of Andover Theologi- 
cal Seminary, after a period of eighteen years in that 
position. Professor George Harris will succeed him. 
Considerations for his health induced President 
Smyth to take this action. He will take the Brown 
Professorship of Ecclesiastical History, and his mem- 
bership in the Faculty. President Smyth liberalized 
the teaching in the Theological School, which brought 
upon him the charge of having departed from the 
Andover creed. A long investigation by the Board 
of Visitors followed, and a decision was reached that 
the charge of heresy brought against him had better 
be dropped. Throughout the long controversy Presi- 

dent Smyth was supported by the seminary students 
and the liberal element of the Congregational church. 
'62.— Rev. E. N. Packard, D.D., is President of 
the New York Missionary Society. 

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Vol. XXVI., No. 6.— September 30, 1896. 

Editorial Notes, Ill 

The Supremacy of the Seas 114 

One Night During Vacation, 116 

Bowdoin Verse: 

Back to Bowdoin, 118 

Rhyming Hexameters 118 

The City of the Dead 118 

CoLLEon Tabula, 119 

Athletics, 121 

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Personal, 124 

'nee again it is the pleasant duty of 
the Orient to welcome back to Bowdoin our 
friends and classmates from whom we parted 
last Commencement, and to greet for the 
first time the members of the incoming class 
of 1900. The sunburned faces of the stu- 
dents give unquestioned evidence that all 
have spent the summer in healthful out-door 
exercise, and now, after a full eleven weeks 
rest, we all come back to renew our indi- 
vidual lines of study with our batteries 
charged with plenty of energy to last us for 
the next eight months of hard work. Hard 
work we say, both in athletics and in schol- 
arship, and let it be divided as evenly as 
possible, so as to produce the ideal result, 
the man who is perfectly developed mentally 
as well as physically. 

Each of us undoubtedly has begun this 
new year of collegclife by turning over a 
perfectly clean leaf and by forming lofty res- 
olutions to do his best ; still we all have done 
this a thousand times, and have learned, much 
to our chagrin, how hard it is to live up to 
our resolutions. However, we must not be 
disheartened, for the old saying, " "Tis better 
to have loved and lost than never to have 
loved at all," may be applied to resolutions 
with equal force, iu this mariner: "'Tis 
better to make them and break them, than 
never to make them at all." 



The gap iu our ranks left by the Class of 
'96 is indeed one which it will be no easy 
matter for her successors to fill, for '96 is one 
of Bowdoin's banner classes, and the rest 
of us will do well to imitate her in many 
respects. The Orient and every member 
of the college always will be glad to welcome 
back to the campus each and every one of 
Bowdoin's youngest alumni. 

One word of advice to the Freshman 
Class. You are now beginning the most 
important chapter of your lives, and, above 
all things, begin it right. For " well begun 
is half done," and habits formed the first 
year, in fact the first term, will follow you 
through college and through your succeed- 
ing life. Cultivate the library, the gymna- 
sium, and the best in your fellow-students, 
so that the foundations upon which you are 
to build will be absolutely unshakable and 
fit to bear you up nobly in years to come. 

PAGAR, '97, editor-in-chief of the Orient, 
is not at college this term, and Baxter, 
'98, is in charge of the paper for this and the 
following issues. 

MANY of us may think tliat after college 
closes in June, the campus is deserted 
and left to care for itself; but this is far 
from being the case. The college authorities 
endeavor to make some improvements every 
summer, and this year is no exception to the 
rule. Men have been constantly at work 
grading in front of the Science and Art 
Buildings, so that when the grass springs up, 
the whole campus, except the part to the 
south of the Art Building, will be an immense 
lawn as level as a floor. This is a decided 
change for the better, ornamentally as well 
as practically, for now, instead of wallowing 
through miniature lakes and rivers almost 
deep enough to require a good-sized ferry 
boat, we can walk dry shod to and from our 

various occupations. The old whitewashed 
fence, whose onlj^ sphere of usefulness was 
to furnish material for Hallowe'en bonfires, 
and its adjuncts the posts, to get between 
which one bad to go through a series of con- 
tortions, have both disappeared from the 
fi'ont of the campus. In VVinthrop Hall the 
French room has been transformed into two 
rooms for students, and the German room 
into a home for the Orient, while lower 
Memorial Hall has been divided into rec- 
itation rooms to accommodate these two 
courses. The Orient room will contain the 
college exchanges, and will be used as a place 
of meeting for the Board. The dormitories 
have all been polished up and put in order 
for the coming year, and let us try to pre- 
serve them as if they were our own personal 
property. Old Massachusetts, not to be out- 
done, is resplendent with a fresh coat of 

The most important change, however, 
that has taken place is at the new athletic 
field. The fence is all built, also the track, 
with the exception of a few loads of cinders, 
and probably by the time the Orient appears 
the grand stand will have been set up in its 
new position, and everything will be in readi- 
ness for the opening game on October 3d. 
In looking over all that has been accom- 
plished while we have been at the sea-side or 
in the mountains enjoying ourselves, we may 
heartily thank the college authorities for 
being so good to us. 

DEFTER thirty years of faithful service, Mr. 
/ ■*■ Booker has decided to resign his position 
as college janitor, and enjoy the well-earned 
fruits of his labor. It was over thirty years 
ago when Mr. Booker first came to us as 
assistant janitor. After holding this position 
for a year or so he was placed in full control 
over the college buildings. From that time 
till this he has invariably kept the best inter- 
ests of the college at heart, and has per- 



formed his duties with a ready willingness 
and an inexhaustible supply of patience that 
is characteristic of him ; for if there is anj' 
walk in life where patience is a virtue, it 
is that of a college janitor. To repair the 
broken doors, set the countless panes of 
glass, and attend to the numberless calls from 
this and that student, is a test of patience 
such as most of us could not endure. Mr. 
Booker, however, has stood it nobly, and 
was and is the friend of the students, with 
whom he is deservedly popular. He has 
known every graduate of the college for 
over a quarter century, aud it is with feel- 
ings of sincere regret that the alumni, as 
well as the undergraduates, hear of his retire- 
ment. The Orient, on behalf of the alumni, 
the student body, and itself, extends to Mr. 
Booker its best wishes for his health and 
happiness, trusting that he will not forget 
us, and that his familiar face will be often 
seen on the campus, where he always will 
be cordially welcomed. Mr. Simpson is to 
succeed Mr. Booker, and the Orient, wish- 
ing him the best of success, extends to him 
its greetings, hoping that he will ever be 
mindful of the fact that human nature is 
weak, and that students are but young and 

JI7HE season of foot-ball has just .gotten 
■*■ fairly started, and a few words of advice 
and encouragement we trust will not be out 
of place or misconstrued. Foot-ball, without 
any doubt, is the most popular branch of 
American collegiate athletics, and as such 
should receive the most enthusiastic and 
liberal support of our American colleges. 
It would be both useless aud out of place at 
present to enter into a discussion of the 
"pros and cons" of foot-ball in these columns; 
for what member of the Faculty or what 
student in Bowdoin disbelieves in foot-ball? 
If any such there are, they have not as yet 
taken the trouble to proclaim their convic- 

tions. Taking it for granted, as we may 
properly do, that foot-ball has come to stay, 
and that we want it to stay, how may each 
and every one of us help to make this 
season a success? This may be accom- 
plished in three ways, morally, financially, 
and physically. Every man in college must 
help at least in one of these respects, some 
in two, some even in all three ; and if 
every man will exert himself to the utmost, 
the Bowdoin foot-ball team of '96 will be 
one whose record will eclipse all previous 
ones, no matter how glorious they may have 
been. The season of preliminary practice 
began the week before college opened, when 
Captain Stearns and several of the men came 
back early, so as to make a good start. Since 
then the men have turned out to practice 
remarkably well, and Mr. Hoag, the coach — 
who, by the way, coached our '95 team on to 
victory — is fast getting the men into shape. 
The outlook is bright indeed, and even 
though some of our heavy line men have left 
us, their places are being well filled by new 
candidates, who by constant work will make 
excellent material. Our schedule is one 
where we can and will bring to ourselves 
glory, for we play Dartmouth, Williams, and 
other colleges of high standing in the foot- 
ball world. The opening game is to be played 
with Maine State College on the new field, 
October 3d, and let there be such an attend- 
ance as never before witnessed a college 
game in Brunswick. The Orient has often 
heard it asked by men from other colleges, 
why it was that Bowdoin, with so small a 
number of students, could send out athletic 
teams which competed so successfully with 
the representatives of other colleges of double 
our size or even more. The answer to this 
is, that Bowdoin men are more united and 
more closely bound together by a common 
purpose than most of our sister institutions. 
Herein lies the secret of our success, and 
with the motto "In Union there is Strength" 



leading us forward, the Orient predicts 
for tlie team of '96 the most glorious foot- 
ball record that has yet been inscribed in the 
annals of the college. 

TITHE Faculty, with two exceptions, re- 


mains the same as last year. Professor 

Emery, who is on a year's leave of absence, 
is succeeded by Dr. Hatch, who comes to us 
from Columbia. We trust that Dr. Hatch 
will be pleased with Jiis new surroundings 
and that the relationship between him and 
his classes will be most satisfactory. The 
Orient extends to him the greetings and 
best wishes of the college. 

WE welcome back to the campus Mr. 
Mitchell, who has, just returned, after 
a year's absence, and whose department last 
year was filled by Mr. Rich. We are glad 
to have him with us again, and hope he 
enjoyed his rest to its fullest extent. 

TIfHIS, the first number of the Orient, is 
A sent to every student in college and 
shall be so sent unless a notification to stop 
it is received. We hope that such notifica- 
tions will be few and far between, for it is 
the duty of every student and alumnus to 
contribute to the support of the paper by 
taking it. The columns of this paper are 
open to all, and contributions, both of verse 
and prose, are earnestly solicited from every 
student in every class. The only method of 
reaching our alumni and the entire student 
body, is through the columns of this paper, 
and it is the privilege of all, which we regret 
to say is not made use of to its utmost, to 
write for the Orient. Let the Freshmen 
especially bear this in mind, and let them 
not think because they are new-comers that 
they are in any way debarred from contrib- 
uting articles for its columns. The Orient 
is by the students, of the students, and for the 
- students. 

NOW tha'B the foot-ball season is upon us, 
and we are to meet other colleges upon 
the gridiron, the much-talked-of matter of a 
college yell is again eligible for discussion. 
Our yell, as it stands at present, does not 
give entire satisfaction, and there is ample 
room for one or more new ones. Cannot 
some of us who are particularly skillful in 
yells and yelling suggest, through the 
columns of the Orient, some innovations in 
this line? Let ever}!- one trj', for we know 
not what our talents are until we begin to 
exercise them. 

The Supremacy of the Seas. 

" \X/''^^ ^^ ^'^^ history of man." We may 
^^ talk of our civilization and refine- 
ment, and boast of our international peace- 
congresses and courts of arbitration, but 
behind all stand the armed hosts of Mars, 
and still the hostile fleets demand satisfaction 
for insults real or fancied, even as did the 
galleys of the Greeks and Romans two thou- 
sand years ago. 

When we speak of war we are accustomed 
to bring before our minds pictures, perhaps 
of the conquering Roman legions, or of the 
knights of mediseval times, or more possibly 
of the armies of the present Any. But do 
we often stop to consider what an important 
part the sea power, the navies of the nations, 
has played in war, and therefore in the his- 
tory of the world? 

What was it that checked the Persian 
invasion of Greece? Not the victory of 
Miltiades at Marathon, nor the stubborn 
defence of Thermopylfe by Leonidas, but 
the "wooden walls" of Themistocles, the 
Athenian fleet at Salarais, which broke the 
power of the invader and sent Xerxes back 
to Asia in affright. 

What was it, in the Punic wars, that 
saved the eternal city from the all-conquer- 
ing Hannibal? Not the skill and wisdom of 



Fabius, nor the valoi- and energy of Mar- 
cellus. It was the fact that the Roman 
fleet controlled the Mediterranean and cutoff 
Hannibal's supplies and reinforcements from 
Africa at every point, leaving him no choice 
but to retreat or perish. 

Passing to modern hiwtorj-, let us for a 
moment note England's position in the con- 
flicts veith Napoleon. England was practi- 
cally mistress of the waves: Napoleon was 
master of the land. But he could not reach 
the sea-girt isle, while its navy could assail 
him at a hundred points. Can any one doubt 
what the result would have been to Europe, 
had England fallen before the Corsican ? 
Yet what could have saved Great Britain 
from his grasp, had Nelson failed at Tra- 

Take now our own civil war. Our navy 
actually cut the Confederacy in two hj 
ascending the Mississippi, penetrated far 
inland by every navigable river, and by 
blockading the seaports practically starved 
the rebellion into submission. Could any 
more forcible example be given of the value 
of the sea-power? 

These are but a few illustrations of the 
influence which naval supremacy has exerted 
upon the wars both of ancient and of modern 
times, but there aie other instances from the 
defeat of Mark Antony at Actium, nineteen 
hundred years ago, down to the Japanese 
victory in the Yalu river, in our own day, 
which might have been cited with equal 
force. Between two sea-board nations the 
advantage in war will always lie with the 
power having the greater fleet. 

And now as to the application of this 
truth to our own country. We have become 
accustomed, of late years, as each new vessel 
has been added to our fleet, to boast the 
growing strength and speed of our cruisers 
and battle-ships until, in the eyes of many 
Americans, our navy appears to be one of 
the most powerful in the world, and we quite 

overlook the fact that in point of numbers 
our navy is still but a handful in comparison 
with the vast fleets of other nations. 

But yet, in spite of our manifest inferior- 
ity, certain of our citizens are demanding 
the reduction of our naval appropriations. 

They say : " We are at peace; what need 
we of a navy?" ,They forget that there has 
scarcely been a month for many 3'ears when 
our navy has not been engaged in active 
service on some portion of the globe. They 
claim that by our situation we are far 
removed from Europe, and therefore are not- 
likely to become involved in any war. They 
overlook the fact that we are now separated 
from Europe only by a few days' sailing. Then 
they declare that if we ever shoidd become 
engaged in any war, we could readily build 
a fleet to meet the emergency, just as we did 
in 1812, or in the war of the rebellion. They 
fail to realize that the days of wooden ships 
are passed, and that a modern iron-clad 
requires months for construction. Like 
the Dutch Republic in former days we are 
letting our naval power fall behind, forget- 
ful of the fact that the only safe waj' to avoid 
war is by making our fleet so strong that a 
foreign power will long hesitate before assail- 
ing us. 

There is another important element 
of the sea-power; an element which this 
country has, for the most part, overlooked. 
In order to successfully carry on a maritime 
war a nation must have suitably situated 
naval stations to serve as bases of supplies. 
No modern cruiser can carry sufficient coal 
to last more than a few weeks, and in times 
of war no friendly port would open to our 
fleet. We should be forced to rel}' upon our 
own resources, and in this respect we should 
find ourselves sadly deficient. 

In contrast to this, consider England's 
policy. Neither in the Atlantic, the Med- 
iterranean, the Indian, nor the Pacific, is she 
lacking in ports, fortified, garrisoned, and 



fully provided for coaling and refitting her 
ships. Thirty-six naval stations, located upon 
all the important routes of commerce, are 
ever at her service ; while off the coast of 
the United States alone seven frowning for- 
tresses float the British flag. Cape Breton, 
Halifax, Bermuda, Jamaica, Santa Lucia, 
Ti-inidad, and Vancouver : is Great Britain 
fortifying these points merety for amuse- 
ment? It is the old, old story over again. 
Might still makes right, and England is wise 
enough to see that if she is to maintain her 
supremacy of the seas she must be in a 
position to defend it. 

The world is now about to enter upon a 
new century ; a century in which the com- 
petition for trade and traffic and national 
■ supremacy will be greater than ever before ; 
a century in which the control of the sea 
will mean, to the country possessing it, not 
only unbounded commercial advantages, but 
also the foremost place among the nations of 
the world. To the United States a boundless 
opportunity is opening. Will America seize 
her opportunity, or shall we hesitate until 
some more energetic nation bears away the 
prize ? Time, tide, and Great Britain wait 
for no man. For years it has been England's 
boast that she is mistress of the seas. Her 
merchant fleets control the commerce of the 
world. Her navy is " the riglit hand of her 
diplomacy" in peace, and in war it is her 
firm defence. Is the United States to let 
this longer last? Shall American enterprise 
and American patriotism give way to Eng- 
land for another hundred years? We must 
make the choice. There is no middle course. 
We must either advance or retreat. The 
opportunity is open to us: it will not come 

We boast our land to be the greatest on 

the earth. The surge of the mighty Atlantic 

beats against our eastern shore. Our western 

• coast looks out upon the broad expanse of 

the Pacific. Was ever nation blest with 

greater advantages of natural situation, or 
greater opportunities for acquiring the 
supremacy of the waves? 

Then let the United States launch boldly 
forth upon the sea. Let America send forth 
her fleets -and make firm her naval stations 
throughout the world. Let us be ready not 
only to bridge the seas, but even to cut the 
continents in twain, as did the Frenchmen 
at Suez and as America must at Nicaragua. 
And, when another century has passed away, 
may it no longer be the boast of Great Brit- 
ain, but the well-earned glory of America to 
be called "The queen of the ocean, the mis- 
tress of the seas." 

One Night During Vacation. 

VACATION has come, and gone, and all 
that remains of those days of sunshine 
and freedom are pleasant memories that will 
serve only to lighten and soften the routine 
of college study. But, not to explain nor 
excuse, it all happened this way : 

One of my friends and myself had long 
been planning a trip down along the south- 
western part of Florida. Day after day the 
journey was put off, till, early one morning, 
tlie latter part of August, we saddled our 
horses, took only our guns, a couple of 
blankets, and with as little impedimenta as 
possible, were soon on our way. Nothing 
out of the ordinary happened for the first 
day or so, and the incidents which make uj) 
my story occurred one night after a long 
day's ride. Our road had led us, for the most 
part, through the low-lands. At times we 
were riding under tall«iialms and majestic 
live oaks, and then again our trail would 
narrow down and point us through dense 
jungles of tropical vegetation. For an hour 
we had been looking for some suitable place 
to camp, but the swamp seemed to stretch 
awaj' for miles on every hand. The sun had 
set, and through the dim twilight the trees 
began to loom up like spectres of the night. 



Rain-drops, too, were beginning to fall and a 
thunder-storm was rumbling away to the 
eastward. Around us the frogs had set up 
an incessant croaking, occasionally an owl 
would give its long " who-o-o," and once a 
panther, far behind us, raising its shrill cry 
in the falling darkness, reminded us that 
we must seek some shelter for our safety. 
We urged our horses on rapidly and in a 
few minutes fortunately came upon a low 
log hut. In response to our " Good evening " 
a voice from the cabin bade us dismount and 
come in, and we soon found ourselves in a 
veritable "Cracker Mansion." The dirt, the 
logs, the home-made fire-place, the old 'pos- 
sum dog and, yes, even the 'possum himself, 
just as I have seen them many times in such 
abodes, were all there. 

The family consisted of three persons: 
Uncle Joe, as he called himself, and his two 
sons. The two boys were freckled, dirty, 
yellow-haired little "crackers." Uncle Joe, 
however, was a relic. A Floridian by birth, 
he had always lived in the South, and, in his 
day, had been a famous hunter. He had 
been a rebel scout through all the war, had 
been struck by lightning twice, and married 
three times; so that as a survivor of these 
fiery ordeals. Uncle Joe is not what he used 
to be. His right arm is gone, one eye use- 
less, a cripple in one leg, and bent in form; 
but with as strong a voice and as merry an 
eye (the remaining one) as when long ago 
he used to follow his hounds by the With- 
locochee. Imagine us, then, seated around 
the open fire-place. See Uncle Joe calmly 
smoking his pipe ; listen to the 'possum as 
it cracks and bakes before the fire, and 
watch the youngest "cracker" play with 
the old dog or catch on his bare toes the 
rain-drops trickling through the roof. 

After the customary questions and 
answers: "Who are you? Where did you 
come from, and where are you going?" my 

friend, to start the conversational ball a-roll- 
ing, ventured to remark that it had been 
"awful hot lately." 

" Wal, now," and Uncle Joe knocked the 
ashes from his old corn-cob pipe, " Hot? Yep, 
I reckon it ivas in the summer of '49. I 'low 
if you uns hed seen heat then you'd thought 
so. You see 'twas this way," and Uncle Joe, 
warming up over his subject, began to tell 
us of the unseemly ways in which old Sol 
used to conduct himself. " Why, it was so 
hot and what few people there were per- 
spired so thet ef you'd led a man blindfolded 
through the settlement he'd have thought 
sure it was rainin'. Even the fish perspired 
so thet the lakes and streams was six inches 
above their normal depth," and Uncle Joe 
rubbed the side of his nose with his fore 
finger, appeared lost in deep thought for a few 
minutes, and then began telling us one tale 
and another of his varied experiences. One 
of them, the last one, interested me a good 
deal. I shall not attempt to imitate his 
inimitable style of telling it, but the story 
was this : " Way back in the fifties there was 
a settlement near where we then were, called 
"Carsons City." Late in the fall about that 
time the village was suddenly thrown into a 
fever of excitement. The men gathered 
together in little groups, the women looked 
excited, and even the taciturn Seminole war- 
rior seemed moved. Such was the situation 
when an old gray-haired Spaniard, followed 
by his pack- of hounds, came riding into 
town. A letter — the cause of all the com- 
motion — was handed to him, as he was the 
only one of them all who could read. Never 
before had a letter come to the place. What 
could it be? The missive, on being opened, 
simply stated that on a week from that day 
a certain man would hold revival meetings 
in the town. Amid curses and words of 
ridicule each man asked his neighbor, " What 
shall we do about it?" 



" Leave it to me," said the grim old 
Spaniard, owner of a thousand slaves, '■'■Til 
take care of him." 

Many were the speculations as to what 
would be the outcome, but at last, on the 
appointed day, a young man, pale and sick 
with fever, walked slowly into the settle- 

The meeting commenced; the young man, 
standing on a cracker box, opened the ser- 
vices with a song. The first verse and part 
of the second were sung amid the breathless 
feilence of the people when, suddenly, from 
the bushes near' by, there was a white puff 
of smoke, the sharp crack of a rifle, and 
there, lifeless, lay the singer. 

"Yep, they uns murdered him," con- 
cluded Uncle Joe, "and I reckon it couldn't 
be helped. Two or three of us buried him 
yonder," and he pointed through the open 
door to a little mound where, beneath the 
pines and palms, lay the nameless singer. 

But it was getting late, and so, poking 
up the embers and gathering together some 
deer skins. Uncle Joe led us to our bunks, 
where we slept soundly till we were awakened 
next morning by the youngest " cracker's " 
yelling "You uns better get up. 'Possum's 
all baked." 

Bowdoir^ ^ep§e. 

Back to Bowdoin. 

Tall and straight in his dignity, 
Reverend, grave as grave can be. 
Thinking, "The world is watching me," 
The Senior comes back to Bowdoin. 

With budding moustache and foot-ball hair, 
With visions of conquests among the fair, 
Of " Junior Ease," and such castles in air, 
The Junior comes back to Bowdoin. 

His thoughts turned to hazing, and horns and pails, 
With a whoop and a yell the campus he hails; 
While before his wild manner the Freshman quails, 
'Tis the Soph come back to Bowdoin. 

Fresh from his " prep" school dignity, 
Resolving to run, immediately, 
College, students, and faculty, 

The Freshman comes to Bowdoin. 

Rhyming Hexameters. 

Peering above the pines, her face with a bright 
smile beaming. 

Mildly the harvest moon shines. The cottage win- 
dows are gleaming. 

Merged in the lucent ocean. Quick turning with 
whimsical motion. 

Twinkles the weather-vane fickle; keen flashes 
the harvester's sickle. 

For with blithesome song and laughter jovial reap- 

Labors the rustic throng, the wains with the yellow 
grain heaping. 

Sadly, with plaintive sigh, the owl his true love is 

wooing ; 
While, from the dove-cote nigh, the dove to his 

mate is cooing; 
And, as the ponderous wain returns with the golden 

sheaves laden. 
Breathing of love, the swain walks home with the 

blushing maiden. 

Queen ! Oh in what grand array mother earth thou 

dressest ! 
Oh with what bountiful hand the crops and the 

harvests thou blessest ! 
Oh with what memories dear the brow of the old 

dost thou sadden ! 
Oh with what hope sincere the heart of the young 

dost thou gladden ! 
What deep peace and rest to the soul that is weary 

thou tendest ! 
What chaste thoughts, and blessed, to the mind of 

the lover thou sendest! 

Mistress, so dear to my sight! Thy light from my 

life never sever: 
Sail on, the queen of my night; sail on forever and 


The City of the Dead. 

Within the city of the dead 
I walked one quiet Sabbath day. 
With downcast eyes and bended head, 
Where'er the winding pathway led 
I wandered on, — nor knew the way. 



My thoughts went back to years gone by 
When unlived life had seemed so bright ; 
When youthful love and hope ran high, 
And to my ardent, eager eye 
The world's best laurels seemed my right. 

A vision sweet and wondrous fair 

Then came through memory's open door, 

With earnest eyes and waving hair, 

And in my heart a silent prayer 

I breathe, that we might meet once more. 

And then I paused and looked around — 
The way was strange and new to me ; 
My wandering glance a small grave found, 
And, strolling slowly to the mound, 
I bent to read whose it might be. 

The snowy marble bore the name 
Of her who in my thoughts had beenj 
The face that to my memory came 
A moment since, it was the same 
That lay beneath that grass so green. 

I knelt beside that quiet grave 

Within God's acre, and I prayed 

That heaven would make me true and brave 

That I some suffering soul might save. 

For her dear sake, my angel maid. 

I murmured, "Love, thy pure sweet life 

A benediction is to me. 

And ever through the heat and strife 

Of living, be it e'er so rife. 

Thy spirit, love, my guide shalt be." 

When we left last spring, 
dreams of a stately stone depot 
floated across our vision, and those 
dreams are still floating. The miser- 
able "lean-to" shanties that do ser- 
vice for a depot remind one of a boom 
town out west, that is here to-day and to-morrow 
gone; but these shanties will be here to-day, to- 
morrow, and forever. 

Minott, '98, has returned. 

Bartlett, '92, was at the college last Saturday. 

H. E. Marstou, '99, is out teaching this term in 
North Anson. 

Pierce, '98, is coaching the foot-ball team of 
Hebron Academy. 

L. P. Libby, '99, received a considerable injury 
on his forehead last week. 

A scrub eleven went to Bath Saturday and 
defeated the high school team by a score of 22 to 0. 

The Bowdoin Republican Club went to Bath on 
the evening of the 26th to hear candidate Bryan. 

John H. Quint of Dover, N. H., who has entered 
the Senior Class, is a member of Z Chapter of * T 
at Dartmouth. 

The delta seems lost without the grand stand; 
but it has gone to fill a better place down on the 
new athletic field. 

A. G. Varney and C. A. Towle, who have joined 
'98 and '99 respectively, come to Bowdoin from 
Haverford College, Pennsylvania. 

Macmillan; '97, is very ill with typhoid fever at 
his home in Preeport. Mac's valiant work on the 
foot-ball team is sadly missed this fall. 

A. E. Burnell, who has entered, the Class of 
1900, comes from the State College at Orono, where 
he is a member of the Ben fraternity. 

There have not been so many '96 men back this 
fall as there were '95 men last fall. Bowdoin misses 
'96 and wants to see them back, if only for a day. 

The familiar figure of Mr. Booker is missed on 
the campus by every one. His prompt attention to 
repairs always received the appreciation of the 

President Hyde made an extended trip through 
the West the past summer on a lecturing tour. He 
delivered a series of lectures both in Chicago and 

The healthy odor of husbandry arising from the 
newly-laid-out lawns brings the tear to the eyes of 
many a homesick Freshman as he dreams of home 

Several improvements have been made in the 
library. A set of revolving magazine stands add a 
great deal to the convenience and appearance of the 
main hall. Ah, but that new library ! 

The custom of cutting all recitations the first 
week was this term generally set aside. While 
little actual work was accomplished, still the dispo- 
sition for it was more manifest than usual. 

J. C. Miuot, '96, ex-editor-in-chief of the 



Oeient, has heen back with friends on the campus 
for several days. Daring the summer he was editor 
of the Old Orchard Daily Sea-Shell for his sixth 
season, and for the past month has been in Vermont. 

The Bostonians in "Eobin Hood" at the Town 
Hall, Tuesday evening, October 6th, will be a rare 
treat to the music lovers of this college. Boys, 
don't make any other engagements for this evening, 
but take your lady and attend the opera. 

A number of friends went to the train last 
Thursday to see Rhines, '97, en route for Colorado. 
Dread consumption seriously threatens "Hod," who 
used to play guard on '94's 'varsity and who pulled 
an oar in '97's boat. He will enter Colorado 

It is an exceedingly wholesome sound to hear 
the thirty odd candidates for the 'varsity come 
running down the paths for the gym after a hard 
practice game. It makes the backers of Bowdoiu 
foot-ball realize that the team earns their support 
by honest, hard work. 

J. H. Bates, '96, who has been director in a 
gymnasium at St. Albans, Vt., this summer, stopped 
off on his way to take up his new duties as physical 
director at Colby. Mr. Bates will attend the lect- 
ures of the Medical School at Bowdoiu this winter, 
three days of each week. 

The Bowdoin Republican Club held two meet- 
ings on the 23d and 24th respectively. The orgau- 
ization was perfected and a committee appointed to 
arrange for a Republican rally at Town Hall, to be 
held under the auspices of the college club. There 
was great enthusiasm manifested and several stirring 
speeches made. 

The death of dear old "Billie" Fields casts a 
gloom over the tender memories of Bowdoin men 
of many generations. His place in the life of every 
student will be hard to fill. The returning alumnus 
always ran in to see the dispenser of good cheer 
and friend of his college days, even if he had time 
to see uo one else. 

Rev. Mr. Puddefoot, the secretary of the Home 
Missionary Society, gave an interesting talk to the 
students and towns-people in Memorial Hall on the 
evening of the 23d. He spoke of the work being 
done out west by the society, and his remarks were 
overflowing with humor. The students who did 
not attend missed a great deal. 

The students miss the old French recitation 
room in North Winthrop. Every one, however, 

appreciates the fine new Modern- Language and 
Greek rooms in Memorial Hall. The editorial 
board of the Orient will occupy the old German 
room. Here the exchanges and back numbers of 
the Oeient will be kept and probably most of the 
work on the Orient will be done. 

To allay the terrible attack of freshness which 
1900 had contracted, the Sophomores kindly salted 
the Freshmen as they came out of chapel the first 
week. 1900 is "little, but Oh I My!" Salt will 
ofttimes accomplish what molasses fails to do. Mr. 
Simpson, the new janitor, thought that the chem- 
ical combination of molasses and salt would not be 
effective, so he removed the molasses. 1900 falls 
a ready victim to that brave old song, as sung 
by lusty Sophs: "Everybody Takes His Hat Off 
to Us." 

The Rev. Elijah Kellogg, the patriarch of Bow- 
doin, addressed a very large assembly of students 
and towns- people in Memorial Hall a week ago last 
Sunday. Every one seemed to feel that perhaps 
never again would he be able to hear the graceful 
speech of this favored and eminent son of Bowdoin, 
and perhaps Mr. Kellogg, too, had that in his mind, 
for his address was that of Elijah Kellogg at his 
best. One of the pleasantest walks or rides about 
college is to Harpswell, where, every Sunday, Mr. 
Kellogg speaks in the pulpit that he has occupied 
almost continually since his graduation in 1840. 

- The decrease in hazing this year is very satis- 
factory to the more advanced members of the 
college, because they realize the fact that all forms 
of hazing do more injury to the reputation of the 
college than everything else combined. Still a 
great many feel that the Freshman is the loser in the 
end, even if he cannot appreciate the truth of the 
statement now. It is hard for the under-graduates 
and the younger body of alumni to believe that 
there is any method of sophisticating, of giving 
that finish so hard to describe, equal to the old- 
fashioned way. The young alumni, returning, miss 
the usual ceremonies by moonlight during the first 
week of the term. 

The visit of the Bostonians to Brunswick is 
secured on account of the burning of the Augusta 
Opera House, where this company were booked for 
the 7th. It is the chance of a life- time, and it is 
doubtful if Brunswick ever secures such a snap 

Below is a list of the new students who have 
entered college this fall. The list is necessarily 



iDcomplete, as there is no regular system of regis- 
tration in vogue here. Those whose names are only 
here in part would greatly oblige the college author- 
ities by handing their names and residences to 
Professor Little in the library. 

William Joseph Abbott, e AX, 
Percy Andrus Babb, -i iC V: 
Harry 0. Bacon, ^B»? A K Ir 
John Russell Bass, A K B, 
Charles Eugene Hill Beane, A V 
Joseph Pitman Bell, -t T, 
Albro E. Burnell, Ben, 
Ernest Victor Call, A K B, 
Robert Franklin Chapman, A A "t, 


North Bridgton. 

Natick, Mass. 



Lawrence, Mass. 




Albert Warren Clarke, Z ^, Damariscotta Mills. 

Henry George Clement, K S, West Gorham. 

Burton M. Clough, Kil. North Sebago. 

Henry Woodbury Cobb, © i^~h Bath. 

George Bicknell Colesworthy.iNX Woodfords. 

Coombs, K 2, Bath. 

William Crafts, A T, Mt. Vernon. 

William Cutler, A K E, Bangor. 

Otho Lee Dascombe, A K E, Wilton. 

Robert Jewett Parwell, Rockland. 

Howard N. Floyd, Brewer. 

George R. Gardiner, Brewer. 

Percy Clifford Giles, K 2, Boothbay. 

Henry H. Gilman, ^ North Bangor. 

George Flavius Goodspeed, X ;; , Wilton. 

George Bradford Gould, e A X, Bath. 

Lewis Alvin Grass, Methuen, Mass. 

Archie James Hamlin, Brunswick. 

S. M. Hamlen, Standish. 

Samuel Pope Harris, A A *, East Machias. 

Elbert Bradlee Holmes, ;<;.;_ Lisbon. 

Austin Larrabee, Gardiner. 

Ernest Leon Jordan, A A $, Auburn. 

J. Fred Knight, -ir T, Rockland. 

Frederick Crosby Lee, Newcastle. 

Alfred Watts Levensaler, -t Y, Thomaston. 

H. C. McCarty, A A >i>, Portland. 
Islay Francis McCormick, !^Y Boothbay Harbor. 

Selden Osgood Martin, --C y Foxcroft. 

Fred Beau Merrill, e A x, Bethel. 

Ralph Morse, Z -P, Pittsfield. 

Philip Palmer, e A X, Westbrook. 
Charles Anderson Parker. 

James R. Parsons, K S, Yarmouth. 

Joseph Cleaveland Pearson, A A #, Brunswick. 

Charles Hagan Potter, 9 A x, Bath. 

Clarence C. Robinson, Brewer. 

Cheney Dexter Rowell, A Y, Berlin, N. H. 

Clarence Rumery, A Y, Biddeford. 
Russell, A Y, Kearsarge, N. H. 

Charles Winfleld Shelden, Dresden. 

Harry Shorey, e A x, Bridgton. 

Ernest Thomas Smith, Woodfords. 

Frank M. Sparks, Oldtowii. 

L. M. Spear, z t, Gardiner. 

Fred Harold Stinchfleld, Danforth. 

Arthur Weston Strout, A K E, Gardiner. 
Malcolm Cameron Sylvester, e A x, North Bridgton. 

James Plaisted Webber, A A *, 

Harold West, A Y, 

Joseph Walker Whitney, -^ Y, 

Charles Glidden Willard, Z t, 

Stanley Chandler Willey, K S, 

Arthur Brooks Wood, i- Y, 

William Billings Woodbury, 



Clifton Augustus Towie, A K E, 

R. R. Morson. 
Alpheus G. Varney, A K E, 
Hugh P. Graham. 
W. C. Marlyn. 
F. H. Swan, e A X, 

W. C. Adams, 
John H. Quiut, ^ Y, 

Austin M. Goodwin, 
Guy H. Hutchins, 
L. "M. Stevens, 
W. H. Dunuack, 













Dover, N. H. 





Every afternoon, with absolute disregard of 
the weather probabilities, the delta is thronged 
with a crowd of students and towns-people, eagerly 
watching the foot-ball practice of Captain Stearns 
and his men, who are fast getting into fighting 
trim under the able coaching of Mr. Hoag, B. A. A. 
No season of Bowdoin's foot-ball career ever started 
so propitiously as the present. 

The number of candidates for each position 
creates a healthful competition which is the making 
of a foot-ball eleven. This, combiued with what 
may perhaps be of even greater importance, the 
moral support of the entire college, is sure to 
produce a team which will not only withstand the 
" ravages of time," but also those of competing 
teams. Though too early in the season for the 
team to be definitely selected, the list of the can- 
didates who have begun systematic training is as 
follows : Ends — Dana, '98, Veazie, Wilson, Pulsifer, 
Goodwin; Tackles — French, Stockbridge, White, 
'97, Pettengill, Wiggin, Blake, '98; Guards— Call, 
Jennings, Hamlen, 1900, Blake, '97, Sewall, Baxter, 
Eames; Centre— Spear, Shute ; Quarter-back — 
Fairfield, Hadlock; Half-backs— Home, Kendall, 
Stetson, Stanwood, Stubbs, Levensaler; Full-back 



— Ives, Clarke, Babb. Several of the candidates 
were members of last season's team, but tbe new- 
material has plenty of pushing energy, and some 
of it is sure to push its way to the front. 

The christening of the new field is to take place 
on October 3d, when the season is opened with 
Maine State. There are some remarkably strong 
teams to be lined up against, so that the victories 
will be all the more glorious. Below is the schedule : 
Maine State College at Brunswick, October 3. 

Amherst at Amherst, October 7. 

Tufts at Brunswick, October 10. 

B. A. A. at Boston, October 14. 

Exeter at Exeter, October 17, 

Colby at Brunswick, October 21. 

Williams at Williamstown, October 24. 

Dartmouth at Hanover, October 28. 

Andover at Andover, October 31. 

M. I. T. at Boston, November 4. 

Open date, November 7. 

Colby at Waterville, November 11. 

Bates at Lewiston, November 14. 

Open date, November 18. 

Tufts at College Hill, November 21. 

As will be noticed there are two open dates, and 
the management is trying to arrange one of these 
with some strong team to be played in Portland. 

The Sophomore foot-ball rush which, by the 
way, is getting to be a college foot-ball rush, was 
quite a decent scrap this year. The ball was 
rushed from one end down the whole row to the 
others, a dozen times. There were, in fact, two 
balls, which occasioned considerable confusion. 
Ball No. I. was the most sought after, however, and 
bore the brunt of the conflict. After some very 
"hot" rushes it was carried triumphantly into 
North Winthrop by Hewitt, '97, and others. Ball 
No. II. was lodged in South Maine by Kendall, '98, 
but in order to prolong the scrap and get the 
desired class cuts, he generously threw it out again, 
to be kicked and maltreated even more. After all 
were worn out the ball suddenly disappeared and 
its whereabouts are a mystery till this day. 

The Sophomore-Freshman foot-ball rush was 
characterized by a deal of individual scraps and 
the usual iuterference by the upper-classmen. The 
Sophomores marched out with their customary 
hideous pomp and display. 'Kid' Kelley, bearing 
an enormous banner, was perched upon the shoul- 
ders of Godfrey. This was the advance guard 
which led the long line of '99, keeping step to the 
martial air of " Old Phi Chi," from the gymnasium 
to the pile of Freshmen on the delta under the 

pines. The ball had very little to do with the 
rushes, and really served only as an excuse for the 

The Freshmen, with the aid of the upper-class- 
men, succeeded in getting one goal, but, strange to 
say, after the goal had been kicked, the ball could 
not be found. The officials, Messrs. Bodge, French, 
and Koehan, after waiting a reasonable amount of 
time, declared the game a victory for 1900, as it was 
supposed that '99 made away with the ball for fear 
of being beaten more seriously. 

On account' of rain the rope-pull and base-ball 
game was postponed until the following Saturday. 

The Sophomore-Freshman base-ball game was 
played on the delta, Saturday morning, the 26th. 
There was but little class feeling in comparison 
with the games of previous years, as it was rather 
too one-sided to stir up much rivalry. It was prin- 
cipally a pitcher's battle, as both Greenlaw and 
Bacon pitched fine games. 

Following is the official score : 

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

Haskell, 3b., .....4 8 3 3 

Greenlaw, p., . . ' . . 6 4 2 5 2 4 

Cleaves, c.f., 6 1 3 

Bounds, 2b 6 2 2 2 2 2 

Clark, r.f 5 1 1 1 1 

B. G. Smith, s.s., ... 5 2 1 1 1 1 

W. H. Smith, lb., ... 5 10 1 1 

Came, l.f 5 1 0-0 

Philoon, c, 5 1 2 2 10 

Totals, 47 15 8 11 27 9 8 


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

Merrill, 3b., 5 2 1 1 3 

Willard, lb., 4 2 1 110 2 

Farwell, 2b., 4 5 1 2 

Robinson, s.s., .... 4 1 1 1 3 2 1 

Gould, c, 5 2 7 3 

Bacon, p 5 1 1 3- 1 6 

Harris, c.f 4 1 1 1 

Whitney, l.f., ....5 1 1 3 1 6 

Crafts, c.f., 3 1 

Clark, r.f 2 1 

Totals, 41 9 6 10 27 16 13 


Sophomores, ..42200310 3—15 
Freshmen, ...33011010 0—9 
Base on balls— by Greenlaw 4, Bacon 2. Struck out — by 
Greenlaw 10, Bacon 4. 

Subscriptions foe the New Athletic Field. 

The cost of the field is $4,000. The alumni and 
friends of the college have given $2,500, which has 
been paid to the contractors. 

This leaves a debt of $1,500, $1,000 of which is 
covered by unpaid subscriptions. Following are 



the amounts subscribed by t 

he membe 

rs of each 

college class 









































































































































































The World's Student Conference. 
East Northfleld, the scene of Mr. Moody's sum- 
mer conferences, is a small village situated in 
northern Massachusetts. The Seminary where the 
meetings are held stands on a hill, commanding a 
view of the beautiful Connecticut valley. North- 
field was started through the efforts of Mr. Moody, 
and is a high grade ladies' seminary, while Mt. 
Hermon, a similar school for boys, lies right across 
the river. The buildings of both schools are sub- 
stantial stone structures, modern in every respect, 
while the auditorium, a large amphitheatre capable 

of holding 4,000 people, was recently built expressly 
for the summer conferences. The meeting was com- 
posed of T. M. C. A. men from colleges all over the 
world. This year the programme was made out with 
special attention being given to each side of man's 
threefold development. In the morning and even- 
ing came the development of mind and spirit ; and 
in the afternoon that of the body. The conference 
opened June 26th and continued ten days. The 
daily programme was somewhat as follows: In- the 
morning, Bible classes, lectures, and open parlia- 
ment in the various class-rooms, followed by an 
address in the auditorium; in afternoon, recreation; 
and in the evening, addresses. The classes were 
led by the men most prominent in Y. M. C. A. 
affairs in this country, while Mr. Moody, Dr. Mc- 
Kenzie and others, were among the speakers. 
Every evening an open-air meeting was held on 
"Round Top," a neighboring hill, and this added 
much to the sociability of the session. The singing 
was led by a voluntary chorus of about seventy-five 
voices. Athletics were indulged in, and there were 
inter-collegiate base-ball and tennis games every 
afternoon. The different college fraternities repre- 
sented held meetings, and of these Delta Upsilon 
bad the largest delegation. All of the American 
and some of the Canadian colleges were represented 
at this conference, and it was an inspiring sight to 
see that immense auditorium filled to its utmost 
with enthusiastic Y. M. C. A. men. Bowdoin was 
represented by C. C. Smith, '98, and C. V. Wood- 
bury, '99. 

The Hand-book for '96-'97 has appeared. It is 
a neat little volume containing a valuable fund 
of information relating to every phase of college 
life at Bowdoin. The book is especially adapted to 
the new-comers to college, but it will be well worth 
the while for even upperclassmen to polish up a 
little on local affairs, with which one can not be too 
familiar. The committee of publication— Russell, 
'97; Minott and Bisbee, '98; Blair, and Rhodes, 
'97 — deserve much credit for the excellence of their 
production and the thoroughness with which it is 
gotten up. 

The annual reception given to the Freshman 
Class by the college Y. M. C. A. occurred on the 
evening of the 24th. The occasion was a most 
enjoyable one and a hearty welcome was given to 
the incoming class. After light refreshments were 
served, remarks were made by ProfessorsChapman, 
Woodruff, Houghton, Mitchell, and others. 



'37.— Rev. Dr. Elias Bond, 
a life-lung missionary in tlie 
Hawaiian Islands, died July 24th, at 
Kohala, Hawaii. He was born August 
19, 1813, in Hallowell. He came to Bow- 
doin, and was graduated in the Class of 
1837. Then he took the course at the Bangor 
Theological Seminary, beiug graduated in the Class 
of 1840. He forthwith offered his services as a 
missionary to the American Board, and was one of 
a company of six who landed at Honolulu in 1841. 
He was immediately assigned, with his wife, to 
missionary work in North Kohala, Hawaii, where 
his laborious service of more than fifty years was 
given, without interruption, to the Hawaiian race, 
which he greatly loved. He was one of the first 
missionaries to decline the support of the mis- 
sionary board, and to rely upon his own resources 
for his support. He ably filled the position of 
general school agent, which he held until near the 
close of 1869. A number of school-houses built 
under his supervision and suited to the require- 
ments of those times, together with the large stone 
meeting-house in lole, still stand as monuments of 
his labors. In 1874 Mr. Bond founded the Kohala 
Girls' School, which opened its doors for active 
operations in December of the same year. After 
laboring for years to secure the financial aid and 
co-operation of friends in supplying employment 
for the natives who were rapidly withdrawing to- 
Honolulu, where a livelihood could more readily be 
secured, success crowned his efforts, and the Kohala 
sugar plantation was started in 1863. Until the 
reciprocity treaty with the United States in 1876 
the company was in a precarious condition. Since 
that time it has been a paying investment, and Mr. 
Bond has received a large income. This income 
has been almost entirely devoted to the cause of 
religion and education in foreign lands, as well as at 
home, through the various mission boards, educa- 
tional societies, colleges, and theological seminaries. 
To the numerous friends and beneficiaries of Mr. 
Bond in Maine and Massachusetts it is due that the 
demise of this honored veteran missionary should 
be suitably noticed. His personal piety and conse- 

cration was fervent and commanding; his friend- 
ship sure and enduring; his skill and popularity 
as an ingenious preacher in the Hawaiian tongue 
was extraordinary ; his capacity as a correspondent 
and interesting letter- writer remarkable; his fidelity 
unswerving; his self-forgetfuluess and gratitude 
for kindnesses received, unceasing. Finally, to use 
the characterization of Wordsworth, he was one 
" Who with a toward or untoward lot, 
Prosperous or adverse, to his wish or not, 
Plays in the many games of life that one 
Where what he most doth value must be won : 
Who, not content tl^at former worth stand fast. 
Looks forward, persevering to the last, 
From well to better, daily self surpassed." 

'42. — Rev. William Lyman Hyde died in James- 
town, N. Y., August 1, 1896. He was born in Bath, 
Me., December, 27, 1819. After he was graduated 
in 1842, he began to study for the ministry of the 
Presbyterian church. He was ordained May 4, 
1849, and was first settled, the same year, over the 
church at Gardiner, Me. In 1856 he accepted the 
call of the First Presbyterian Church at Dunkirk, 
N. Y. He resigned this pastorate in 1862 to become 
chaplain of the 113th Regiment, New York Volun- 
teers. He continued this service till the close of 
the war, when he accepted a call to the Presby- 
terian Church in Ripley', N. Y. From 1871 till, 1874 
he was pastor of the church in Sherman, N. Y. 
For the next ten years he was principal of the 
High School at Ovid, N. Y. In 1884 he went to 
Jamestown and engaged in journalism. He was a 
Republican in politics. At the time of his death 
he was chaplain in the New York State Department 
of the Grand Army of the Republic. He was mar- 
ried May 4, 1852, to Miss Frances E. Rice, grand- 
daughter of Mr. Thomas Rice, circuit judge of 
Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Me. Mrs. Hyde died in 
1892. He is survived by two sons. Dr. Henry 
Warren Hyde of Cripple Creek, Col., and Frederic 
W. Hyde, who was born in Dunkirk and who is 
now captain of the Feuton Guards of Jamestown 
and editor of the Jamestoion Journal, and one 
adopted daughter, Mrs. S. C. Meddeck of Ovid, 
New York. 

'48. — Dr. Charles S. D. Fessenden, a member of 
the famous Maine family of that name, died at the 
home of his brother, Dr. Joseph Fessenden, in 
Salem, Mass., July 23, 1896. He was born in Port- 
land on February 23, 1828, a sou of Gen. Samuel 
Fessenden and Deborah Fessenden, and one of 
nine boys, the oldest of whom was William Pitt 
Fessenden of the Class of '23. After his gradua- 



tion, in 1848, lie entered the medical profession, 
became attached to the United States Marine 
hospital service, and devoted bis life to this v?ork. 
At the time of his death he was the oldest doctor 
in the corps. 

'94.— Farrington has accepted the position of 
head master of the Skowhegan High School, and 
has already entered upon his dnties. 

'96. — Marston is assistant principal at the Skow- 
hegan High School. 

'ollege \}9opId. 

Three courses in Chinese are to be established 
by Dr. John Fryer of the State University of Cali- 
fornia, situated at Berkley. 

At a meeting of the Yale crew held after the 
Henley race, P. H. Bailey, '97, was elected captain 
of '96-'97. 

H. M. Keator of Roxbury, N. Y., has been elected 
captain of the Yale base-ball nine for next year. 

H. H. McLane, an American in Loudon, will 
offer a trophy worth £100 to the Henley stewards, 
to be competed for by rowing crews from the lead- 
ing colleges of the United States and Great Britain. 

Tweuty-one candidates for places on the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania foot-ball eleven are in training 
quarters at Mecox, L. I. 

The students of Ohio Wesleyan University must 
refrain from the use of tobacco as well as from 
attendance at theatres. 

Mr. Murphy, the trainer of ten or more of Yale's 
track athletic teams, has left the service of Yale 
athletics to take a similar position at the University 
of Pennsylvania, where he was offered a consider- 
able increase of salary. He will receive, it is said, 
$3,000 in his new position. 

Yale has a new symphony orchestra, the first 
organized in an American university. It is backed 
by the Faculty with an appropriation of $1,500, 
and is intended to be a permanent organization. 

The University of Chicago offers 1,086 courses, 
all departments included. 

Columbia University is to have a new boat-house 
which will cost $15,000. It is to be erected on the 
Hudson Eiver, and will be of classic style with 
colonial front. 

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No. 7. 




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Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
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accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
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Vol. XXVI., No. 7.— October 14, 1896. 

Editorial Notes 127 

The Slteleton at Crosby's Cross-Eoads, 129 

Bowdoin Verse: 

Her Picture 131 

Quid Nomen ? 131 

Achilles, 131 

Oh Cigarette, 131 

October 132 

CoLLEGii Tabula 132 

Athletics 135 

Y. M. C. A., 137 

Personal, 138 

In Memoriain 141 

College World, 141 

We learn from the Athletic Field 
Committee that since the last issue of the 
Orient sums amounting to #200 have been 
contributed toward paying the debt on the 
new athletic field. A debt of $1,300 still 
remains. The subscriptions j'ct unpaid 
amount to over 11,000. Students will show 
their appreciation of the field by paying the 
sums they have subscribed as soon as possible. 

LL but one of the Greek-letter frater- 
nities have held their annual initiation, 
and as far as can be learned the number of 
the- Freshman Class has not diminished to 
any great extent. For several months the 
various fraternities have been quietly at 
work looking up material for their 1900 dele- 
gations, but the active work has all been 
done in the last four weeks, so that now the 
fishing season is a thing of the past. Perfect 
satisfaction reigns on every hand, and we 
trust it will always continue so. The majority 
of the students at Bowdoin, as at most col- 
leges of our size, are fraternity men, who 
fully believe in the fraternity principle, but 
let them not forget that there are two sides 
to every question, and tliat there are many 
forcible arguments against college secret soci- 
eties. The responsibility of proving to the 
world that the fraternity system is a desirable 
one, rests especially heavy upon the younger 



delegations who are to be here the longest. 
The method of proving this is simple and 
most effective. "Actions speak louder than 
words " is as true now as when first uttered ; 
and let the fraternity men of Bowdoin prove 
unquestionably by their actions, that frater- 
nity life is beneficial to a man not only while 
in college, but also when he is thrown upon 
his own resources in the outside world. 

TXY the action of the President and the 
-'-' college jury, the system of average of 
repairs, which has been in vogue here for 
some time, has been abolished, and damage 
done to rooms must be accounted for by the 
student occupying the mutilated room. This 
not only seems to be a much juster method 
of paying for damage done, but it will serve 
as an excellent check to wantonness in 
destroying college property. Formerly the 
innocent was made to suffer with the guilty, 
which ofttimes had the effect of increasing 
the damage, as the innocent man was desirous 
of getting some satisfaction for his " average 
of repairs." Now whenever damage is done, 
the guilty man will alone be responsible, for 
we are loath to believe that there is a single 
man in college, so lacking in a just sense of 
honor as to allow another student to pay the 
penalty for damage wliicli he himself caused. 
This change is a step in the right direction, 
and will do much to eradicate vandalism 
around our dormitories. 

NOW that our new field has been formally 
opened to the public and we all have 
had a!i opportunity to see it in practical use, 
the question of giving it a suitable name 
comes before us. It is customary to name 
such a field as this after its chief promoter, 
so as to show him that his successful efforts 
are appreciated by the students, as well as 
by the alumni and friends of the college. 
We all know whom to thank for this beauti- 

ful field, for without his unceasing care and 
watchfulness the project could never have 
been started, much less completed, and this 
done also in the shortest possible time and 
in the most perfect manner. We all know, 
too, who has spent weeks and months of his 
valuable time in the hardest, and in fact the 
most disagreeable work imaginable, collect- 
ing subscriptions, and he has done this with 
the most unselfish motives, having only the 
welfare of the college at heart. Now that 
the work is completed and is receiving the 
highest commendation of all, his heart may 
well swell with pride as he views the product 
of his labor and knows that its superior is 
not to be found in the whole country. The 
OfiiENT spealia for itself and for the student 
body in general, when it suggests as a name 
for the field, this: The Whittier Athletic 

BOWDOIN smiles complacently at the 
unprecedented efforts which certain of 
her sister institutions are putting forth, in 
.the hope that they will be able to " down " 
her on the foot-ball field. Such institutions, 
did they realize how they are lowering their 
integrity and standing, not only with us but 
with other colleges as well, if they have any, 
would think twice before they descend to 
such despicable practices. Defeat us they 
may, and will, if strong enough; still the 
satisfaction they will get out of it will but 
poorly compensate them for their lost honor. 
If there is one principle wliich always has 
been and still is firmly upheld at Bowdoin, 
it is athletic purity, for our long list of victo- 
ries, without a single exception, have been 
honorably won. We have not the slightest 
fear as to the results of our contests with 
these colleges, but would, however, offer 
a word of advice, warning them that if con- 
tinued as begun, foot-ball will become so 
expensive a luxury that they will have to 
abandon it altogether. 



To t!ie Students of Bowdoin College: 

Scarcely a day passes that there are not visitors 
who, either waiting for trains or come purposely, 
walk through our beautiful campus and visit our 
buildings, of which we ought all to be proud. 
Should we all not individually take pride in making 
this our temporary home present an appearance of 
neatness? Du not throw the debris of a filthy room 
from the windows, to be scattered by the fojir 
winds about the campus. Do not convert our beau- 
tiful shade trees into bulletin-boards, announcing 
foot-ball games, theatricals, and college book-stores. 
The college authorities do all in their power to 
make the campus what it should be, attractive and 
neat. Let us as students do Our part. 

TlfHE above is an open letter recentl3r 
*- received by the Orient, and we take 
pleasure in publishing it for the benefit of 
onr readers. The facts of the case are far 
too true, for of late years we seem to have 
been getting more and more careless about 
the appearance which our grounds present. 
It is customary now if we have any old 
rubbish, old files of newspapers, empty 
bottles, discarded slioes and wearing apparel, 
in fact anything which we wish to dispose of, 
to hurl it out of the nearest window and 
never think how it is going to look scattered 
all over our premises. The Orient itself 
pleads guilty of doing this a score of times, 
but has resolved that it will never occur 
again. It is a disgrace, and reflects discredit 
upon us all, to have such untidy grounds 
around our dormitories, not to mention the 
sanitary part of it, which is of the greatest 
importance. Let the practice of using the 
trees, which line the pathways of our campus, 
for "bulletin-boards," also be discontinued. 
We have one bulletin-board alread}', which is 
ample enough to contain all the necessary 
information. Not onlj' for the sake of appear- 
ing well to our numerous visitors, but for our 
own welfare let these practices be stopiped, 
and stopped at once. We never know who 
is to visit us ; old alumni may happen back 
at any time ; fathers who are about to send 

their sons to college, and those whose sons 
are already in college, may drop in upon us 
unawares, and surely they must be shocked 
at the sights which often greet their eyes. 
By our hearty co-operation with the college 
authorities this beautiful home of ours may 
be made a miniature paradise, and we never 
will be ashamed to bring our friends and 
relatives upon it at any time. 

The Skeleton at Crosby's Cross- 

WE were all assembled in Bradford's 
room. There, seated before the open 
fire, and drawing inspiration from our be- 
loved meerschaums, we had related various 
blood-curdling adventures, and had expa- 
tiated in glowing terms on the charms of 
those fascinating "summer girls" who had 
succumbed during the long vacation to our 
ardent love-making. We had listened to the 
stories of all save Bradford, and we now 
looked expectantly in his direction. Smok- 
ing pensively, and apparently oblivious to 
all about him, he seemed extremely reluctant 
to begin, but yielding at length to our urgent 
entreaties, he consented to relate an expe- 
rience of his summer's vacation. This was 
his story : 

"That popular writer, Anthony Hope, 
declares that the deeds of most men are 
actuated by 'fancies'; then he narrates in 
his most entertaining manner the adventures 
of a man whose fancy led him to purchase 
an island. Like the valiant hero of 'Phroso,' 
I, too, had a fancy, though, unlike his, it was 
a most prosaic one. To be explicit, I had 
conceived an ardent and uncontrollable de- 
sire to teach a district school! With the 
details of my search for this school I will 
not weary you. Suffice it to say that, after 
seemingly endless correspondence, I received 
the reward of the patient, and on a delight- 
ful June morning entered upon my duties as 



master of the summer school at Crosby's 

"The first week of the term was calm 
and uneventful, and I have no doubt all 
would have continued serene but for one 
trifling circumstance. I met fair Kitty Ken- 
dall and mj' fate was sealed. Miss Kitty 
bore unquestioned the title of the village 
belle, and counted her admirers by the score. 
Thus it was most unfortunate for me that I 
chanced to meet with Kitty's approval, for, 
by being thus favored, I incurred the bitter 
enmity of the rustic beaux. 

" It was the morning after one of those 
wildly-exciting festivities known as a church 
sociable that my troubles began. My atten- 
tions to Kitty the evening before had been 
most marked, and during my walk to school 
that quiet summer morning my thoughts 
dwelt quite persistently upon her saucy 
beauty and piquant speeches. With the 
vision of her charms ever before me, I 
walked on, utterly unconscious of the fact 
that young Jed Walker was rapidly ap- 
proaching me with a mien that threatened to 
destroy my future peace of mind. Suddenly 
my walk was interrupted by an obstacle in 
the shape of Jed's burly form, planted very 
firmly across my path. 

"Although clumsy and uncouth in ap- 
pearance, Jed Walker possessed that shrewd- 
ness and ingenuity peculiar to the Yankee. 
In addition to these excellent qualities he 
was endowed by nature — as I afterward had 
occasion to learn — with tlie wonderful gift 
of ventriloquism. Since he was one of 
Kitty's most devoted admirers he had taken 
this op[)ortunity, he remarked, 'to inform 
Mr. Bradford that unless his attentions to 
Miss Kendall ceased immediately his stay in 
Crosby's Cross-Roads would be exceedingly 
brief.' Having delivered this remarkable 
speech, Jed strode haughtily away, leaving 
me to ponder over his suggestive warning. 

"It is but human to desire an object 

which it is difficult to gain, and perhaps that 
is the reason why I continued «iy suit so 
boldly when Jed's ever-increasing sullenness 
ought to have taught me that in love, as in 
a'l things, ' discretion is the better part of 
valor.' i:-. 

"One evening, shortly after my encounter 
with Jed, I entered the school-room, for I 
was accustomed to prepare my recitations 
there, and discovered, written on the black- 
board before me, the following notice: ' Mr. 
Bradford — Take the advice of one who has 
a sincere regard for your safety, and leave 
this village without delay.' To this aston- 
ishing warning was appended the weird 
signature of 'A Friend fram the Dead.' 

"To say that I was dumfounded would 
describe but feebly ray sensations on behold- 
ing this notice. Well-nigh terrified I stood, 
at first, in utter perplexity, then bewilder- 
ment gave way to suspicion, and I began to 
imagine that it was but an ingenious inven- 
tion of Jed's, by which he might rid himself 
of his troublesome rival. Enraged at the 
thought of this insult, I seized an eraser and 
diligently applied myself to the task of 
obliterating all traces of the hateful writing. 
It was then that fear of a supernatural power 
first took possession of my senses, for, strive 
as I might, I could not erase one single letter 
of that uncanny message. Scarcely liad I 
recovered from the effects of this discovery 
when I heard, rendered impressive by the 
awful stillness of the room, a noise not 
unlike the creaking of a door. Hastily 
turning in the direction of the sound, I 
beheld, stepping with careful tread from the 
midst of the paraphernalia of my physiology 
class, that gruesome object — the skeleton. 
Half paralyzed with fright, I stood as if 
fascinated while it slowly advanced in my 
direction. Its bones rattled, its joints cracked; 
at each sound mj^ frame shook with terror. At 
length the skeleton halted, oi:)ened its hideous 
jaws, and, in a voice deep and solemn as the 



grave, spoke as follows: 'Friend, listen to 
my warning! Fly instantly from this ill- 
fated place, for even now envious rivals are 
plotting your destruction. Long years ago 
I, too, loved a maiden pure and true as t^-s 
heavens above us. With the rashness and 
violence of youth I defied my rivals, but in 
vain ; I fell at last a victim of their mad 
jealousy. Take warning by my fate, wretched 
mortal, and hasten from this accursed spot.' 
With an impulsive movement, the skeleton 
again advanced toward me. Already I 
could feel my throat seized in the grasp of 
his fleshless fingers, but, tearing myself from 
his deadly clutch, I uttered a piercing shriek, 
then, overcome by fright, I fell to the floor 
in a dead faint. 

"When I regained consciousness, I found 
myself surrounded by a crowd of solicitous 
(?) acquaintances, among whom I instantly 
recognized the beaming countenance of Jed 
Walker. With many protestations of sym- 
pathy, Jed delicately inquired the cause of 
my swoon, but, feigning to misunderstand 
his question, I bade him a fond good-night 
and hastily left the room. 

"The next morning, unwilling to run the 
gauntlet of ridicule and laughter which m}' 
presence inspired among the village youth, 
I resigned my position and returned home 
b}' the first train. It was but a few weeks 
after my arrival that I received, one morning, 
tlie wedding cards of the charming Kitty 
and my successful rival, Jed Walker. Strange 
as it may seem, I have never cared to inves- 
tigate the mysterious events connected with 
the 'skeleton at Crosby's Cross-Roads,' yet 
I shall always harbor a faint suspicion that 
the words of that ineradicable message were 
written by means of nothing more magical 
than white paint, while Jed's ingenuity and 
power of ventriloquism did the rest." 

Dartmouth's Freshman Class is the largest in 
the history of the college. 

Sowdoir^ ^ep§e. 

Her Picture. 

Oh, the eyes that look down from your pictut-e, 

From your picture that illamiiies my desk, 
Tell ever a far ditferent story to me 
As each day, in their sunshine or shadows, I bask; 
And those waving brown tresses are a labyrinth, 

From whose madd'ning waves I would I were free. 

Quid Nomen? 

At last my heart is smitten 
With love, as ne'er before. 
Tliy sweet face haunts me ever, 
Oh, thou whom I adore. 

Your face alone I'll cherish, 
It's all there is for me. 
Thy name's unknown, for e'er 
'Twill be a mystery. 


Achilles was a warrior bold — 

So Homer's tale relates — 
Who spent his leisure, we are told, 

Id smashing Trojan pates. 
But when King Agamemnon's men 

Bryseis led afar. 
What did the brave Achilles then 

But— boo-hoo for his ma ! 

Oh Cigarette. 

Oh Cigarette ! Oh Cigarette ! 

Made from the butts that small boys get 

In places dirty, dark, and wet, 

Around me throw thy dainty net, 

For I my every care forget 

In its soft folds, 

Oh Cigarette ! 

Oh Cigarette ! Oh Cigarette ! 
Most constant friend I ever met, 
My love, my joy, my solace, yet, 
When through this dreary world I get, 
In heaven above I'll seek thee yet, 
And breathe thee there, 

Oh Cigarette. 




Through the broad valleys dancing and o'er the 
hill-tops prancing, 

Blushing with cheek of tan, merry October is here : 

With limbs gracefully moulden, appareled in crim- 
son and golden, 

God's dearest blessing to man ; joUiest month of 
the year. 

Now by her leaves half concealing her treasures, 

now half revealing, 
Under the ponderous hoard lowly the apple-tree 

nods : 
Soon shall the goblet filled with juice from her red 

fruit distilled, 
G-race the rude swain's humble board ; beverage fit 

for the gods. 

Under the hunter's moon lightly the busker carolleth 

Husband and matron, all, husking the Indian corn : 
Braiding the ears with laughter, they hang it away 

on the rafter ; 
Last of the treasures which Fall pours from her 

bountiful horn. 

Swiftly the hours are flying and grateful October is 

Under November's frown rapidly pining away ; 
Let us our hearts open wider, and, filling the cup 

with sweet cider, 
Sorrows in revelry drown ; merrily live while we may. 

Knowing that it will be of 

interest to the students to know 

how the summer vacation was spent 

by the various members of the Faculty, 

the Orient publishes a list of their 

whereabouts during vacation. 

President Hyde went out West as far as Utah, 

lecturing in the Summer School of Philosophy at 

Colorado College, and at the University of Chicago. 

Professor Chapman spent a greater part of the 

summer in the region around Moosehead Lake. 

Professor Lee camped out on Jewell's Island for 
several weeks. 

Professor Robinson went to Buffalo to explain 
his new disinfecting lamp to the American Public 
Health Association, where he also attended the 
meeting of the American Association of Science 
For a week or so he camped out at Cobbossecontee. 

Professor Houghton and family passed the sum- 
mer at Shelburne, N. H. 

Professor Johnson took an extended bicycle trip 
through the Moosehead and upper Kennebec region. 

Professor Woodruff enjoyed the vacation at his 
home in Vermont. 

Professor Little spent the summer in British 
Columbia, exploring among the Canadian Rockies 
and the Selkirk Mountains. The party was all pre- 
pared to make an extended trip to explore an ice 
field north of the line of the Canadian Pacific Rail- 
way, when the tragic death of one of the party put 
a stop to all further plans. 

Professors Moody and Hutchins took their annual 
tour in the Maine woods around the waters of the 
Alleguash region. 

Professor Whittier spent the summer in over- 
seeing the work on the new Athletic Field. 

Professor Files was at Cape Elizabeth, Portland, 
most of the summer, engaged in studying. 

Professor MacDonald passed the vacation in 

Professor Mitchell has just finished studying at 

Professor Emery has been stumping the State 
for sound money most of the summer. 

Knight, '98, has returned. 

White, '98, has returned to college. 

Wiley, '95, was on the campus recently for a 
short time. 

W. W. Fogg, '96, was on the campus, visiting 
for a day or so. 

The weather of late has been most conducive to 
colds and sore throats. 

Home, '97, has been coaching the Edward Little 
High School this week. 

The Jury held its first meeting for organization 
on the eveuing of the 5th. 

Moulton, '98, has returned from Bar Harbor, 
where he has spent the summer. 

Several athletic outfitting houses have been 
represented on the campus this last week. 

Hadlock has been elected captain and Sinkinson 
manager of the Sophomore foot-ball team. 

Adams and Wilson of Colby, '98, were the guests 
of the Bowdoin Chapter of z* at their initiation. 



President Butler of Colby was met at the station 
by friends and spent several hours here last week. 

G. M. Woodwell, Dartmouth, '84, and C. A. Hars- 
trom, Hobart, '86, were present at e AX initiations. 

The second themes of the term will be due 
Tuesday, October 13th. The subjects are, for the 
Juniors : 

1. Matthew Arnold, the Man, as He Appears in His 


2. Independence in Politics. 

3. The Lecture Method in College Instruction. 

Sophomores : 

1. The Brook Farm Experiment. 

2. For Which Should We Vote, the Man or the Platform ? 

3. Do the Fraternities at Bowdoin Need Chapter Houses ? 

The various delegations of the Junior Class have 
elected their Bugle editors, and the board has met 
for organization, and reports as follows : 

William W. Lawrence, -i T, Editor-in-Chief. 

Cassius C. Williamson, A X, Business Manager. 

Thomas L. Marble, A K E, Assistant Business 

Charles Cogswell Smith, Z •f. 

John A. Scott, A T. 

Francis A. Hamlen, K 2. 

Walter J. Sargent, A A #. 

The representative of the non-society men has 
not yet been chosen. 

Since last year several very interesting and 
valuable additions have been made to the library, 
a few of which are mentioned : 

Series, "Public Men of the Day." — The German Em- 
peror, Charles Lowe; The Ameer Abdur Rahman, S. E. 
Wheeler; Stambuloff, A.HulmeBeaman; Pope Leo XIII., 
Justin McCarthy. 

Hubart and the Hubartians, De Garmo. 

Painting in France, Hamerton. 

Rembrandt (2 vols.), Bmile Michel. 

Correggio, Ricci. 

The last two are very finely illustrated editions 
de luxe. Space forbids mention of the many others 
equally important. 

The tennis courts still have their devotees in a 
few faithful ones who will probably play till snow 

Eaton, '98, has been at home several weeks 
owing to the death of his father. He returned 
last week. 

A salesman, representing Houghton, Mifflin & 
Co., publishers, has doue quite a business among 
the students. 

The new paths, laid out recently, not only add 

a deal to the-appearance of the campus, but also to 
the convenience. 

James W. BiTne of Boston, the college outfitter, 
has had one of his agents at college attending to the 
wants of the students. 

Murphy, Medical School, is back at college, and 
his presence on the foot-ball team has a wonder- 
fully invigorating effect. 

BoUins, '99, has returned from Island Falls, 
where he has taught a very successful term in the 
high school of that place. 

Meguire, '9), Dascomb, '99, Taylor, '97, Keith, 
'97, and Maling, '99, of Colby, joined with A K E in 
their initiation ceremonies. 

The attendance at chapel was rather slight the 
morning after initiation, and those present looked 
quite forlorn and deserted. 

Professor MacDonald's household has recently 
been enlarged by a new arrival, and it is reported 
that everything is doing finely. 

No one could imagine anything more revolting 
than the bath rooms in the gym. It is a shame 
that they are not better cared for. 

Mr. W. T. Merrill of the Bostonians, a graduate 
of Williams College, sang at chapel, Wednesday 
morning, the guest of Coggan, '97. 

Hagar, '97, has a situation as private secretary 
and traveling companion with a New York gentle- 
man, and will not return this term. 

The new Bowdoin pins at the bookstore are 
very pretty. They are graceful flags in white, with 
a silver " Bowdoin " across their face. 

Topsham Fair comes a week later this year than 
usual, but this will be all the better for "Triangle," 
who is fast getting into his usual trim. 

Pettingill, '98, is coaching the Brunswick High 
School foot-ball team. The team has one or two 
good players that enter Bowdoin next year. 

A small but valuable collection of books on local 
history and genealogy has been recently presented 
to the library by the Misses Swan of Portland. 

Riding to Harpswell and walking back, pushing 
a wheel, with a punctured tire, has become a very 
popular Sabbath pastime with certain of the stu- 

Pierce, '98, has returned from Hebron, where he 
has been coaching the Hebron eleven. His good 
work has been shown in several games played by 



The Bowdoin Glee and Banjo Clubs have beau 
practicing for the coming season. Drake, '98, is 
leader of the Glee Club, and White, '98, of the 
Banjo Club. 

Excursions afoot in search of Maine's "brown 
October ale" at the neighboring cider mills are 
becoming quite numerous. And the orchards are 
being visited. 

During the part of September college has been 
open, there have been 313 books taken from the 
library, an average of 26 a day. On September 21st 
34 were drawn out. 

The Biology Class is rapidly ridding Brunswick 
of pussy-cats and frogs. When de " cat-desectors,'' 
as Joe says, take pussy in their gentle arms, the 
cat never comes back. 

The Amherst fellows were very much surprised 
when told that Bowdoin had but 250 students in 
the literary department. The general idea there 
was about 1,000 students. 

The Freshmen never more cheerfully worked 
than when the chapel bell rang out the news of the 
Amherst game, last Wednesday night. Long may 
the bell ring for such games. 

President Hyde spoke in chapel, recently, in 
regard to the frequency of the class rushes out of 
chapel in the morning. It is a very foolish amuse- 
ment, but, ye gods, it's sport. 

The Sophomores who elected French are read- 
ing " Le Eomantisme Fraufais," a collection of 
extracts from the most noted French authors. The 
Junior German Division are reading Schiller's 
"Wilhelm Tell." 

Dr. Whittier and his assistants are busily 
engaged every evening with the physical examina- 
tion of the Freshmen. The class has developed 
no wonders, as last year's entering class did, but 
their average will be well up. 

The library has just received a collection of fifty 
books on bimetallism, free coinage, etc. The collec- 
tion is edited by Professor J. L. Laughlin of Chicago 
University, and contains all the most recent argu- 
ments published on these questions. 

A change which has been needed for years has 
at last been made. Two electric lights have super- 
seded the old kerosene lamps in the organ loft. 
Now, on dark Sunday afternoons, the eyes of the 
choir will no longer be in danger of serious injury. 

A large crowd of students attended the opera, 
"Robin Hood," by the Bostonians, October 6th. 

It was without question the finest thing ever seen 
in Brunswick. Quite a party went to Portland, 
Saturday night, to see the same company in the 
opera, " In Mexico." 

The campus is prettiest in its gay colored foliage 
of autumn. One of the prettiest sights in Bruns- 
wick is a bird's-eye view of the college from the 
belfry of the Science Building. The many different 
shades of the different kinds of trees give a pecu- 
liarly beautiful effect. 

Auctions in the college rooms are quite the 
right way of disposing of maiden-aunt Christmas 
presents and other useless and unnecessary articles. 
At an auction, bids ran high on a rare volume of 
poems, and the happy purchaser found that be had 
bought a library book. 

The new electric road is fast assuming a prac- 
tical look. An old alumnus, one of Bowdoin's old- 
time beaux, remarked the other day that it was a 
gross insult to gird the dear old campus with such 
a contrivance as a street railroad; that it was y 
sacrilege to permit ugly, buzzing electrics to steal 
the murmur of the pines. 

A step in the right direction is the establish- 
ment of the course in art. Mr. Currier, the instructor 
in drawing,, will need no introduction. Bowdoin 
wants an endowed chair in art to go with her 
matchless Art Building. As one of the Faculty 
said recently, the more gifts that the college has, 
the more she needs money. 

Under the new rules, every occupant of a room 
in the dormitories is made responsible for the con- 
dition of his room. Instead of all damages being 
averaged among all the students, each man must 
settle for whatever damage may be committed on 
his room, whether by himself or some one else. So 
look well to your shot-guns. 

There is a new intercollegiate paper out this 
month. The Iniercollegiate Athlete. It will be pub- 
lished every two weeks, and will contain all the 
news in college athletics of the country, but more 
especially New England. Mr. J. B. Pendleton, 
Bowdoin, '90, is one of the two managers and 
owners of the paper. Bowdoin will be well repre- 
sented in its columns. 

Professor Lee took his Geology Class on their 
annual trip to Orr's Island last week, and a most 
enjoyable day was spent. Soon after chapel the 
procession started in their conveyance despite the 
overhanging clouds and chilly atmosphere, which 
made winter ulsters none too warm for comfort. 



Upon arrival the party explored the island thor- 
ouslily, for living as well as dead specimens, and 
then rode over to Bailey's Island, which is close at 
hand. Here Indian shell-heaps were dng over and 
the search for specimens was carried on most 
eagerly. After enjoying a hearty dinner, the explora- 
tions were continued until the time for the party to 
set out for the retui'u trip, and they reached Bruns- 
wick just in time for tea. T4ie trip was thoroughly 
enjoyed by all, and adjourns were granted to the 
few stay-at-homes. 

All the fraternities in college, with the exception 
of A T, held their initiations on the evening of the 
9th. Following is a list of the initiates: 

A A*.— Robert Franklin Chapman, Portland: 
Samuel Pope Harris, East Machias; Ernest Leon 
Jordan, Auburn ; H. C. McCarty, Portland; Joseph 
Cleveland Pearson, Brunswick ; James Plaisted 
Webber, Bath, all from 1900. 

•i-y. — Joseph Pitman Bell, Lawrence, Mass.; J. 
Fred Knight, Rockland ; Alfred Watts Levensaler, 
Thomaston; Joseph Walker Whitney, Portland; 
Arthur Brooks Wood, Portland, all from 1900. 

A K E.— Alpheus G. Varney, '98, Windham ; Clif- 
ton Augustus Towle, '99, Winthrop; Percy Andrus 
Babb, North Bridgtou ; Harry 0. Bacon, Natick, 
Mass.; John Russell Bass, Wilton ; Ernest Victor 
Call, Pittsfleld; William Cutler, Bangor; Otho Lee 
Dascomb, Wilton ; Arthur Weston Strout, Gardiner, 
all from 1900. 

z*.— George Lincoln Dillaway, '98, Bath; Albert 
Warren Clarke, Damariscotta Mills; George Flavins 
Goodspeed, Wilton; Ralph Morse, Pittsfield; Sel- 
den Osgood Martin, Foscroft; L.M. Spear, Gardiner; 
Charles G. Willard, Newcastle, all from 1900. 

e A X. — William Joseph Abbott, Rockland; 
George Bradford Gould, Bath; Fred Bea-n Merrill, 
Bethel; Philip Palmer, Westbrook ; Charles Hagen 
Potter, Bath; Harry Shorey, Bridgton ; Malcolm 
Cameron Sylvester, North Bridgton, all from 1900. 

K S. — Henry George Clement, West Gorham; 
Isaac Coombs, Bath ; Percy Clifford Giles, Booth- 
bay ; James R. Parsons, Yarmouth; Stanley Chand- 
ler Willey, Cherrvfleld; Elbert Bradlee Holmes, 
Lisbon, all from 1900. 

A T will initiate the following men to-night : 
Edwin Samuel Hadlock, '99, Portland; Charles 
Eugene Hill Beane, Hallowell; William Crafts, Mt. 
Vernon ; Islay Francis McCormick, Boothbay Har- 
bor; Cheney Dexter Rowell, Berlin, N. H.; Clar- 
ence Rumery, Biddeford ; George W. Russell, Kear- 
sarge, N. H.; Harold West, Lewiston, all from 1900. 

The following alumni were back to assist in the 
initiations of their several fraternities : A A *. — Prof. 
G. C. Purington, '78; Prof. H. L. Chapman, '66; 
C. J. Chapman, '68; E. Stanwood, '61 ; Prof. F. C. 

Robinson, '73 ; Prof. W. A. Moody, '82 ; E. T. Rid- 
ley, '95; C. E. D. Lord, '95; R. W. Leighton, E. H. 
Lyford, C. A. Knight, '96; W. S. A. Kimball, '95; 

E. Thomas, '85 ; F. J. Libby, '94. t T.— Rev. C. T. 
Hawes, '76 ; A. T. Parker, '76 ; J. B. Thompson, 

F. B. Smith, '96; H. W. Owen, Jr., ex-'96 ; C. W. 
Peabody, '93 ; G. T. Files, '89. A K E.— F. N. Whit- 
tier, '85 ; J. B. Pendleton, '90 ; F. G. Swett, '92; 
R. H. Baxter, '94 ; P. D. Stubbs, '95 ; J. H. Bates, 
W. S. Bass, and J. C. Minot, '96. z *.— S. P. Record, 
'78; E. C. Plummer, '87; W. W.Robinson, '96; L. 
K. Lee, '92 ; H. L. Bagley, '94. e A X.— J. B. Reed, 
'83; M. L. Kimball, '87; H. C. Hill, '88; A. C. 
Shorey, '88 ; W. B. Mitchell, '90 ; E. H. Newbegin, 
'91; W. 0. Hersey, '92 ; B. F. Barker, '93; B. L. 
Bryant, '95; R. E. Soule and A. G. Hebb, '96. 
K 2.— C. E. Baker, '96. 

A T holds its initiation and banquet together with 
the Colby Chapter, at the Hotel North, Augusta, 


Bowdoin, 12; M. S. C, 6. 
Saturday, the 3d, Bowdoin's new athletic field 
was formally opened, and the first foot-ball game 
of the season was played here. The Maine State 
College eleven was the opposing team that lined up 
with Bowdoin, and after an exciting contest the 
home team won by a score of 12 to 6. The result 
was a surprise to all parties. It was thought that 
Bowdoin would run up a larger score, and few had 
any idea that the Orono boys would get a touchdown. 

But Bowdoin's eleven is the lightest that ever 
represented the college, its average weight being 
but 157 pounds. On the other hand, the average 
weight of the M. S. C. eleven is 176 pounds, 19 
pounds heavier to a man than the Bowdoin men 
tip the scales. This tells the whole story of the 
game, for neither side can boast of brilliant playing. 

The game was called at 2.50 p.m., and Maine 
State kicked off the ball well into Bowdoin's terri- 
tory. Clark caught the ball and gained 10 yards. 
Bowdoin fumbled, but kept the ball, and then 
fumbled again and lost it. Maine State fumbled on 
the first attempt and French got the ball for Bow- 
doin. Kendall made a pretty run of 20 yards. 
There were a few hue attempts and then Bowdoin 
lost on downs near the center of the field. 

Sawyer made five yards through the line. Then 



the M. S. C. quarterback fumbled and, quick as a 
flash, Kendall picked up the ball and dashed for 
the M. S. C. goal with a clear field before him. He 
made a touchdown. Clark kicked a goal and the 
score was Bowdoin 6, M. S. C. 0, after five minutes 

After the touchdown by Bowdoin, M. S. C. again 
kicked ofi". Kendall caught the ball and gained 10 
yards. The ball was passed back for a kick, but 
Stanwood fumbled and lost 15 yards. Again it was 
passed back for a kick, but the kick was blocked 
and M. S. C. had the ball. Three times they tried 
to gain, but lost the ball on downs where they had 
gained it. The ball was near their own goal when 
the Bowdoin boys regained it, and Stanwood kicked 
it for 30 yards. M. S. C. pushed it ahead for two 
short line games and then were given ten yards for 
off-side play and five more for interference with the 
center. The action of Umpire Abbott was severely 
criticised, and several of his later decisions were 
open to serious question. With the ball near the 
Bowdoin lino, M. S. C. pounded away at the Hue, 
gaining yard by yard, until Sturgcs carried it across 
the line near the goal posts. Gilman kicked the 
goal and the score was tied. 

Bowdoin kicked ofi". Noyes caught the ball and 
ran 10 yards. M. S. C. lost ground and kicked to 
the center of the field. Bowdoin made one rush 
and time was called for the first half with the ball 
in Bowdoin's hands near the center. Score, 6 to 6. 

After a 10-minutes rest, the second half was 
opened with Bowdoin's kick-off. Sawyer caught 
the ball and gained well. M. S. C. made a fumble 
and Veazie fell on the ball. Kendall carried it 
around the end for 10 yards, and then, only a few 
yards from their goal, M. S. C. pounded away at 
the light Bowdoin line with telling effect until she 
forced the ball down to Bowdoin's 25-yard line. 
Here Bowdoin held for four downs and regained 
possession of the ball. 

Only a few minutes remained in which to play. 
The ball was passed to Kendall, who shot around 
right end for 25 yards. But the next three rushes 
netted only four and a half yards, and M. S. C. had 
the ball on downs. The ball was in the center and 
less than half a minute remained. Bowdoin tried 
the criss-cross aud it worked to perfection. The 
ball was passed to Kendall, but before the opponents 
could realize what had happened, he had given the 
ball to Veazie, who sprinted around left end and 
across the clear field to the goal line. Fairfield ran 
with him and blocked off the M. S. C. fullback. 
Clark kicked the goal, making the score stand 

Right Guard. 

Eight Tackle. 



Bowdoin 12, M. S. C. 6, and the first game of the 
season was over. Following is the line-up: 
Bowdoin. M. S. C. 

Capt. Stearns. Left End. Pelrce. 

Stockbridge. Left Tackle. Sturges. 

Gould. Left Guard. Lawrence. 

Spear. Center. Bird. 

Murphy, j 
Eames. ( 
French. I 
Wiggin. ( 

Veazie. Right End. Palmer. 

Fairfield. Quarterback. Webber. 

Stonwood. I jjjg^^ Halfback. Ellis. 

Kendall. Left Halfback. Noyes. 

Clarke. Fullback. Capt. Sawyer. 

Score— Bowdoin 12, M. S. C. 6. Touchdowns— Ken- 
dall, Veazie, Sturges. Goals — Clarke 2, Gilman. Umpire 
and referee, alternate halves — Abbott and Libby. Line- 
men — Coggan and Johnson. Time — 20-miuute halves. 
Attendance— 500. 

Bowdoin, ; Amherst, 0. 

Amherst and Bowdoin played a tie game on 
Pratt Field, last Wednesday afternoon, neither side 
scoring in a game of two 15-minute halves. The 
result was somewhat of a surprise to both Amherst 
and Bowdoin men, especially to the former, who 
were rather too confident of winning by beef alone. 
Bowdoin went into the game to hold Amherst down, 
and she did it nobly. 

Bowdoin kicked off and Amherst returned the 
ball by a long punt. Bowdoin then advanced the 
ball a short distance through the center, but lost it 
on downs. Amherst now tried to work its heavy 
line and on the first rush made a gain of three 
yards, but on the second attempt she fumbled and 
it was Bowdoin's ball. The ball now changed 
hands several times, but Bowdoin kept gaining 
little by little. At the end of the half, Bowdoin 
had the ball ou Amherst's 15-yard line. 

The second half opened with Amherst's kick-off, 
and, on the first down, Kendall made the star run 
of the day around the right end for a 20-yard gain. 
Both sides were determined to score, and the game 
was fought inch by inch; but when time was called 
Bowdoin had the ball on her opponent's 20-yard 

Kendall's running and Clarke's tackling were 
the features of Bowdoin's playing, but every man 
on the team played his best, and that is enough. 
Tyler did the most of Amherst's ground-gaining. 
Amherst's quarterback made some costly fumbles. 
Bowdoin gained through the line almost at will, 
aud there was a great deal of punting by both 



sides, owing to a heavy wind which favored each in 
the different halves. The score and line-up was as 
follows : 

Amherst. Bowdoin. 

Pratt. Left End. Capt. Stearns. 

Warren. Left Tackle. Stockbridge. 

Boyden. Left Guard. Gould. 

Callahail. Center. Shute. 

Fosdick. Kiglit Guard. Spear. 

Capt. Tyler. Right Tackle. Murphy. 

Hall. Eight End. Veazie. 

Sands. Quarterback. Fairfield. 

Holman. Right Halfback. Ives. 

Arter. Left Halfback. Kendall. 

p^f°°- 1 Fullback. Clarke. 

Score— Amherst 0, Bowdoin 0. Umpire— F. Hoag of 
Harvard. Eeferee—G. A. Gray of Harvard. Linesmen— 
A. E. Rosa and C. A.Merrill, Amherst. Time — 15-minute 

Bowdoin, 4; Tufts, 0. 

Bowdoin played the third game of the season 
the 10th on the Athletic Field, and defeated Tufts 
by the score of 4 to 0. The crowd of over five hun- 
dred spectators who were drawn together by the 
beautiful weather and the prospect of a good game, 
were rather disappointed with the team's showing. 
Bowdoin lacked snap and fumbled badly, and on 
the whole put up a rather inferior article of foot- 
ball. The team had been shaken up considerably 
and did not seem to know how to work together. 
Tufts, on the other hand, played with considerable 
life and seemed to have the quality of putting the 
ball in play as soon as it touched the ground, a 
feature sadly lacking in Bowdoin's playing. The 
Tufts team averaged a good deal heavier than the 
Bowdoin team, and the game on the whole was 
closely contested, although Bowdoin's goal was at 
no time seriously threatened. 

The game was called at 2.5.5. Tufts took the 
ball on the kick-off and Knowlton kicked to the 
ten-yard line. Stanwood was forced to punt, but 
Bowdoin quickly regained possession of the ball and 
Stanwood was sent around left end for 30 yards. 
Stetson made ten yards through the line. He made 
ten yards more round right end, and then Tufts got 
the ball on a fumble. Knowlton went between left 
guard and tackle for five yards and the ball then 
went to Bowdoin for off side play. Stanwood gained 
eight yards round left end. Stetson circled the 
right end for 30 yards, and then made a brilliant 
40-yard run around right end for a touchdown. 
Clark failed to kick a difiScult goal, and the half 
ended soon after with the ball in the centre of the 

In the second half both teams settled down and 
played a steadier game. 

Bowdoin kicked off. Knowlton caught the ball 
and made ]5 yards before being downed. Bowdoin 
got the ball on downs and Stetson went through the 
line for five yards. Ives punted 35 yards. Bow- 
doin held for four downs, but lost the ball on a 
fumble. Tufts made a big brace at this point. 
Mitchell got 15 yards around the end, Smith made 
five yards more around the right end, Knowlton 
went through the line for five yards, and then Bow- 
doin held for downs. Stetson gained ten yards, 
Ives went five more, and time was then called. The 

Bowdoin. Tufts. 

Stearns. Left End. Russell. 

Stockbridge. Left Tackle. Daniels. 

Spear. Left Guard. Davis. 

White and Shute. Center. Bartlett. 

Gould and Wiggin. Right Guard. Healy. 

Murphy. ^ Right Tackle. Sanborn. 

Veazie and Gould. Right End. Stroude. 

Fairfield. Quarterback. Butterfield. 

Stetson and Ives. Left Halfback. Smith. 

Stauwood. Right Halfback. Mitchell. 

Clark. Fullback. Knowlton. 

Score— Bowdoin 4, Tufts 0. Touchdowns — Stetson. 
Umpire— W. S. Parks, Tufts. Referee— Fred Swett, Bow- 
doin, '92. Lineman— Coggan, Bowdoin. Time— 20 and 
15-minute halves. 

Woodbury, '99, led the Thursday evening meet- 
ing on October 1st. The matter of sending dele- 
gates to the State Convention at Colby, next week, 
was brought up. Each member who intends to go 
is to be elected a delegate. The convention prom- 
ises to be of unusual interest and importance, as 
several matters of business are to be introduced 
which will provide for some radical changes in the 
Y. M. C. A. management of the future. 

President Hyde addressed the Association at 
the Sunday meeting. In a most interesting talk he 
showed how Christianity is a matter of confession, 
not of profession, and that all of us are Christians, 
only varying in the quantity, not quality of our 
belief. Every student in college who attends chapel 
service on Sunday afternoons should make it a 
point to go to the Y. M. C. A. meeting afterward. 
His time will be well spent, and he will get hold of 
ideas which will help him throughout his whole 



President Laycock, '98, conducted the meeting 
6n Sunday, October 11th. The members of the 
Freshman Class who wish to join the college organ- 
ization should report as soon as possible to the 
president or some other ofQcial of the. society. 

'37.— Rev. Mark Gould, 
who died on August 7th of 
this year, was born in Wilton, Maine, 
December 2, 1811. For a year or 
more after his graduation at Bowdoiu he 
was principal of the academy at Alfred, 
and after that of a high school in Canton, Mass. 
He then took the theological course at Andover, 
graduating in 1841. He went to Ohio, engaged in 
teaching in Georgetown and Blendon, where hewa,s 
principal of the preparatory department of Central 
College, at the same time supplying the church in 
that town; later he supplied churches in the West- 
ern Reserve, at Huntington and Wadsworth. In 
1851 he was ordained and installed over the Con- 
gregational church in Andover, Me., and remained 
there seven years; he subsequently held pastorates 
in Standish and Monmouth, Me., and Chichester 
and Nelson, N. H., in all nearly eighteen years. 
For the past thirteen years he resided in Worcester, 
Mass., where he died. He was a clear and thorough 
thinker; great interests and great reforms, such as 
anti-slavery and temperance, received his strong 
support. He possessed a strong love of poetry and 
an ability to express himself easily in verse. Sev- 
eral volumes have come from his pen, the last of 
which, called "The Mosead," from its great hero, 
had been a life work. He also contributed many 
articles in both prose and poetry to the public press. 
'47.— Samuel Augustus Bickford was born in 
Skowhegan, October, 1823. He entered the Senior 
Class at Bowdoiu, from Colby, studied law in the 
office of Messrs. Coburn & Wyman, of Skowhegan, 
and was admitted to the bar and practiced law for 
a time in Anson. In 1853 he went to Australia, 
where he remained several years. After his return 
he was postmaster of Skowhegan many years. He 
also for a long time held the ofiQce of tax collector, 
and was sheriff of Somerset County for three years. 

Mr. Bickford died at Skowhegan, September 17, 

'48. — Dr. Charles A. Packard has been appointed 
port surgeon of Bath. It is the first time for twenty- 
three years that a change has been made in the office. 
Dr. Packard, who is a Democrat, takes tlie place of 
Dr. Randall D. Bibber (Med., '71), Mayor of Bath, 
who is a Republican. The professional duties of the 
latter were so large that for a time the position was 
supplied by Dr. Charles F. Rideout, Med., '84. Dr. 
Packard entered upon the duties of his position 
Tuesday last. He is a strong gold advocate and 
has been a life-long Democrat. He has been a prac- 
ticing physician in Bath for about twenty-five years. 

'50. — "Jokes upon members of the Harvard fac- 
ulty," says the Boston Transcript, " are usually so 
thoroughly good-natured that the victim can seldom 
do more than grin and bear it gracefully. So when 
Dr. Charles Carroll Everett saw by a printed notice 
that he was to speak on the devil as one of the 
series of talks on men who had influenced him, he 
simply smiled and scored one more mark upon his 
tally against a particularly roguish student." 

'61.— At a meeting of the trustees of the Maine 
State College, recently, ex-President M. C. Fernald 
was elected to the Professorship of Mathematics. 
Dr. Fernald was President of Maine State until 
1893, since which time he has been living iu Fox- 

'69.— Dr. Frank Whitman Ring died at the home 
of his brother in New Haven, on July 17th. Dr. 
Ring was bdrn in Portland, Maine, August 28, 1848. 
He fitted for college at the Portland High School, 
and entered Bowdoiu in 1865, where he graduated 
in 1869. His first seven years after leaving college 
were spent in the government coast survey service. 
Leaving that occupation in 1876 he commenced the 
study of medicine, and graduated at the Maine 
Medical School in 1878. The first year after receiv- 
ing his medical diploma he spent in the study of his 
profession iu the hospitals of Paris, France. Upou 
his return, iu the fall of 1879, he located in New 
York City. A year later he again went abroad, 
ostensibly for a short vacation in the south of 
France, but he spent the next three years in study 
and travel in various European countries. In 
November, 1883, he returned to his native country 
and commenced immediately to specialize upon the 
study of the eye and ear, at the Manhattan Eye and 
Ear Hospital, in New York City. From that time 
until his death he was a member of the hospital 
staff, and passed through all its grades, from clin- 
ical assistant to executive surgeon, which position 



he held at the time of his death. Of his attain- 
ments in his chosen profession little need be said. 
His position on the hospital staff is a better guar- ^ 
antee than any words which can be uttered now. 
Ho was a member of almost all the noted medical 
societies in the State, and was one of the -most 
active members of the Psi Upsilon Club of New 
York. On April 30, 1895, he was married to Miss 
Francis Polk Gale of Nashville, Tenn., who still 
survives him. 

70.— Col. De Alva S. Alexander has been nomi- 
nated for Congress by the Republicans in the 33d 
New York congressional district, which takes in a 
part of the city of Buffalo. As this is a strong 
Republican district there is no doubt of the colonel's 
election by a large majority. Mr. Alexander is an 
old Maine boy and was born in Richmond fifty-one 
years ago. When the war of the rebellion broke 
out in 1861, he was 15 years old. He enlisted in the 
128th Ohio volunteers, in which he served as a pri- 
vate until hostilities ceased. He then returned to 
Maine and finished his education, graduating from 
Bowdoin in the Class of 70. He then went west to 
Fort Wayne, Ind., where he was school teacher and 
editor. Later he studied in the law ofiflce of Morton 
& McDonald at Indianapolis, both of whom were 
United States Senators from ludiaua. From 1881 to 
1885 Col. Alexander was Fifth Auditor of the U. S. 
Treasury, and in 1885 he moved to Buffiilo, becoming 
a partner of his classmate, James A. Roberts, in the 
law firm of Roberts, Alexander & Messer. Later 
on he resigned from that firm to attend to the 
duties of the United States attorneyship for the 
Northern District of New York, to which he had 
been appointed by President Harrison. This posi- 
tion he held from 1889 to 1893. It is an interesting 
fact that of the four Bowdoin men living in Buffalo, 
all belong to the Class of 70. Mr. Roberts was the 
first to move there, becoming a resident in 1871. 
The State of New York has honored Mr. Roberts 
by twice electing him Comptroller of the State, the 
second time by the enormous majority of some 
95,000 votes. The oflice of Comptroller is in many 
respects the most important in the State, outrank- 
ing all others with the possible exception of Gov- 
ernor. The law makes him the highest financial 
officer in the State, and the State Treasurer is 
merely a clerk under him. Some $20,000,000 pass 
through the ofBce of the Comptroller every year and 
$10,000,000 besides is held in trust for various pur- 
poses. In addition to his financial duties, the Comp- 
troller is a commissioner of the land oflice and of 
the canal fund, a member of the canal board and 

board of state canvassers, a trustee of Union Col- 
lege, a member of the state board of charities and 
of the state board of equalization ,ind assessments. 
Mr. Willis H. Meads has been a successful lawyer 
in Bufl'alo for many years. He was formerly con- 
nected with the law firm of Roberts, Meads & Nor- 
ton, and later with Quimby, Meads &Rebadow. At 
the present time he is a commissioner of jurors for 
the city of Buffalo. Dr. Lucien Howe has attained 
great success and eminence in the practice of eye 
and ear diseases. People come from all parts of 
the country to seek his advice in professional mat- 
ters. He has also contributed of his wealth to 
many charities in Buffalo and takes a very promi- 
nent part in the social and scientific life of the city. 
So well known and trusted is Dr. Howe that on 
various occasions he has been sent to Europe and 
Egypt by government commissions and scientific 
societies to make a study of the diseases of the eye 
and ear in those countries. 

75.— William A. Deering, Ph.D., is Professor of 
Economics and History in Fargo College, Fargo, 
North Dakota. 

'80.— Mr. Henry A. Wing and Mrs. Wing have 
terminated their connection with the Lewiston Daily 
Sun. Mr. Wing was the founder of the Sun, and 
has been its principal editorial writer, while Mrs. 
Wing has conducted the woman's department and 
has done reportorial work. For the present, Mr. 
Wing will represent Boston and New York dailies 
in Lewiston, they holding his services in high 
esteem. Both he and his wife are very clever and 
experienced in newspaper work. 

'82. — Mr. Arthur Fuller Belcher of Farmington, 
Me., was married on October 7th, to Miss Annie 
Manson Smith, at the Trinitarian Congregational 
Church at Bedford, Mass. Miss Smith is a daugh- 
ter of Rev. Edwin Smith, '61, of Bedford. Mr. and 
Mrs. Belcher will be at home after November 20th, 
at " The Columbia," Portland. 

'82. — The plant of the Gorham (N. H.) Electric 
Light and Power Company is to be enlarged, and 
the company will apply to the next legislature for a 
charter to build an electric road between Berlin 
and Gorham. J. F. Libby, an enterprising young 
lawyer and business man, is one of the projectors 
of the scheme, and will help in securing the charter. 

'86. — Mr. Irving W. Horue recently sent cards 
to the Oeiknt, announcing the birth of his first son. 

'86. — The law firm of Rideout & Abbott, of 
which Elmer E. Rideout is a member, has removed 
its oflSces to Rooms 844 and 845, No. 73 Tremont 
Street, Boston. 



'87. — Freeman D. Dearth, who for seven years 
has been postal clerk on the route from Bangor to 
Vancebofo, and who was long ago promoted to the 
first grade in the service, has resigned in order to 
give his whole time to his law practice in Dexter. 
There are already foi'ty applications from clerks of 
lower grade for promotion to Mr. Dearth's place. 

'89.— George L. Rogers is claim agent and acting 
secretary of the Metropolitan Park Commission of 
Massachusetts, with office in Boston. Hon. Edwin 
U. Curtis, '82, is a member of the commission. 

'89. — Frank Leslie Staples of Augusta, and Miss 
Annie Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. 
Roberts of Bath, were married Wednesday evening, 
September 2.3d. They will be at home after Octo- 
ber 16th, at 16 Melville Street, Augusta. 

'92.— Rev. Charles S. Rich of Portland was 
installed as pastor of the First Congregational 
Church of Stockbridge, Mass., on September 24th. 
This church has an interesting history, being the 
second church incorporated in Berkshire County on 
July 8, 1734. Rev. John Sargeant, the missionary 
to the Housatonic Indians, was for some- years pas- 
tor and the first ordained minister. He was ordained 
by Governor Belcher at Deerfleld. His first convert 
was Captain Konkapot of the Stockbridge tribe. 
In 1751 Rev. Jonathan Edwards, the famous divine 
and author, was installed as pastor, and remained 
-until called to the presidency of Princeton College. 
Rev. David Dudley Field was the pastor from 1817 
till 1837. The present church was built in 1823, 
and the late David Dudley Field, a few years ago, 
gave a memorial tower and chime of bells which 
were placed on the site of the original church 
where Sargeant preached to the Indians. 

'92.— On Wednesday, July 29th, at Stancliffe, 
Delano Park, the summer residence of Charles A. 
Brown, Esq., his daughter. Miss Grace Edith, was 
united in marriage to Rev. Charles Selwin Rich, of 
Stockbridge, Mass. 

'93. — Hutchins is to enter the Harvard Law 

'93. — Mr. Harry G. Fabyan of Portland, lately 
graduated from the Boston University Law School, 
has just been admitted to the Suffolk County bar, 

'94. — Plaisted has entered the Albany Law 

'94.— Andreyvs has been spending the summer in 

'95. — Quimby has entered the Boston University 
Law School. 

'95. — Mr. Hoyt A. Moore, who was recently 

chosen principal of the High School in Ellsworth, 
has tendered his resignation as superintendent of 
schools in that place. 

'95. — Mr. George C. Webber has been chosen 
principal of the Academy at Hampden Corner. 

'95. — Hicks has entered the Boston University 
Law School. 

'95. — Ingraham has just returned from Europe, 
where he ha.s been enjoying the summer vacation. 

'96.— Many of the undergraduates have been 
inquiring as to what the members of '96 were doing, 
now that they have finished college. Below is a 
list of their present occupations : Andrews, Foster, 
Frost, C. G. Fogg, Lyford, Leighton, Smith, and 
Plumstead, are at their respective homes, not hav- 
ing decided as yet what occupation to take up. 
Bailey is studying law in Bangor ; Baker is teach- 
ing at the Eliot High School ; Bass is teaching at 
Wilton Academy ; Bates is gymnasium instructor 
at Colby; Blodgett is in a Chicago business house ; 
Bradbury is teaching at Kingman; Burbank is 
assistant' instructor in physics at Bowdoin ; Clough 
is taking a post-graduate course in mathematics at 
Clark University ; Coburn, Soule, and Thompson are 
to enter the Bowdoin Medical School ; Grossman 
holds the position of Assistant in Biology and Eng- 
lish Literature in the New Hampshire State College ; 
Dana is in the manufacturing business at West- 
brook; Dane, Pessenden, and Libby are at the Sec- 
retary of State's office at Augusta; Eastman and 
Ordway are at the Harvard Law School ; W. W. 
Fogg is in the office of the Portland Transcript ; 
Gilpatrick is attending the Andover Theological 
Seminary ; Hebb is in the insurance business ; 
Knight is in business in Brunswick ; Kyes and War- 
ren are to study medicine at Johns Hopkins Uni- 
versity; Marston is Assistant Principal of the Skow- 
liegan High School; Minot is with H. C. Baxter & 
Bro., this fall, as paymaster; Mitchell is at Free- 
port in business ; Newbegin is studying law at Defi- 
ance, Ohio ; Oakes and Ward are with the Carter 
Ink Company of Boston; Peakes is reading law at 
Dover; Pierce is studying law at the Columbian 
University, Washington ; Robinson is teaching in 
Falmouth; Small is principal of a New Hampshire 
high school; Stone is teaching in Denmark ; Willard 
is with the Temple Street Quartet of Boston. 

The total registration of the Freshman Class 
at Yale College has been officially announced as 
follows: Academic, 348; scientific, 158; showing a 
total gain of 38. 




Hall of Kappa, of * r. 
WJiereas, It has pleased our Heavenly Father 
to remove from our midst our beloved brother, 
Frank Whitman Ring, of the Class of '69; and 

Whereas, Psi Upsilon has iu his death lost a 
most valued brother and one who has ever been 
devoted to the interests and welfare of our fra- 
ternity, be it 

Sesolred, That while humbly submitting to the 
decree of Almighty God, we do deeply mourn ouv 
loss aud extend our deepest sympathies to his 
bereaved relatives ; and belt 

Eesolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the bereaved family and be inserted in the 
BowDoiN Orient. 

F. J. Small, 
J. F. Dana, 
W. S. M. Kellet, 
Committee for the Chapter. 

college \)9opId. 

Hast Thou Forgotten, Darling? 

Hast thou forgotten, darling, 

The days of long ago, 

The joyous hill, the meadow, 

The wood where orchids blow? 

Hast thou forgotten, darling, 

The glow of childhood's dream, 

The vows we plighted then, dear. 

Beside the silver stream ? 

Hast thou forgotten, darling, 

Our love's encircling light. 

The shining of whose glory 

Makes e'en the darkness bright ? 

Thou hast forgotten, darling, - 

The days of long ago; 

The shadows of the evening 

In silence whisper low. 

Thou hast forgotten, darling. 

My lonesome heart replies. 

Thou hast forgotten, darling. 

The strain iu echo dies. 

— Bates Student. 
Three debating clubs, the McKinley, Palmer, 
and Bryan, are being formed at Yale in the Class 
of '99. The clubs will meet weekly to debate on 
their respective platforms. 

By a vote of 215 to 140, the congregation of 
Oxford College rejected the resolution to allow 
women to take the degree of Bachelor of Arts. 

Bryn Mawr, as well as Wellesley, is to have an 
athletic field. It will contain grounds for golf, 
t«uuis, aud basket ball, and a bicycle track, which 
will be arranged so that it can be flooded in cold 
weather for skating. 

Lacrosse is being agitated at Leland Stanford 
University this year. There are strong indications 
that a team will be formed. 

A resolution was adopted by the executive 
committee of the Princeton University Athletic 
Association, recently, that no man who has attended 
recitations or lectures in any other college or uni- 
versity shall be eligible to represent Princeton in 
any branch of intercollegiate sports unless he had 
been a bona fide student in Princeton one full colle- 
giate year. 

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Vol. XXVI., No. S.— October 28, 1896. 

Editorial Notes 143 

William Morris 146 

Tlie Land of Evangeline, 148 

Bowdoin Verse: 

The Summer Girl Again 150 

A Necessity, , . . . » 151 

The Athlete 151 

A Disaster 151 

The Mountain Town 151 

CoLLEon Tabula, 151 

Athletics 153 

Y. M. C. A 155 

Personal, 156 

College World 158 

Our Glee Club organization in past 
years has always been one of high standing, 
and has compared favorably with the glee 
clubs of other colleges; yet there seems to 
be one element lacking, without which the 
glee club is severely handicapped. At Bow- 
doin the club is not given a fraction of the 
moral support which our athletic teams have, 
while it needs fully as much backing in this 
line as the athletic teams. All the more 
should the glee club have an abundance of 
mental support because it asks for no finan- 
cial aid, and is about the only self-support- 
ing — in fact, money-making — institution in 
college. We do not crave advertisement at 
Bowdoin, but a certain amount is iiidispensi- 
ble, and it is erroneous to say that the glee 
club does not advertise as much as our 
athletic teams. The glee club reaches an 
entirely different class of people from our 
foot-ball teams, but a class fully as impor- 
tant, however. The clubs of other colleges 
are made much more of than here, and we 
should turn over a new leaf and let our club 
know that its success will be hailed with as 
much rejoicing as is customary to give our 
other college organizations when they re- 
turn successful. Let the candidates for 
the glee, banjo, mandolin, and guitar clubs 
go into their work with a will, and aim 



at perfection, knowing that the college is 
at their backs. We have musical talent 
of a high character in college ; leaders 
have been selected who thoroughly under- 
stand the work required of them, and all 
that is now needed is moral backing, with 
which, our glee club will be able to go ahead 
in earnest and make a record far in advance 
of those made by glee clubs of former years. 

TTf HE library privileges which we enjoy here 
-*• and which we know are unexcelled by 
any colleges of our class, should be used, 
not abused. The Orient has been informed 
recently that it is quite a common occur- 
rence at present for'students to secretly take 
away from the library reference books which 
have been placed upon the reserve shelves, 
and to keep tliese books for long periods of 
time, often an entire year, so that the 
library authorities have no traces of these 
books, and the other students are crippled 
by being deprived of their use. There may 
be a score of students who wish to consult a 
particular book, but only the one who has 
monopolized it can have the benefit of it. 
We all have equal rights here, and should 
one student presume to be so selfish as to 
hinder his college mates from getting all the 
benefit possible from his college course? 
And this f)ractice is not confined to any one 
student by any means; there are indeed many 
who regularly do this without realizing how 
great a wrong they do their fellow-students. 
Something must be done to stop this evil, 
and we hope that a " word to the wise is suf- 
ficient," for the Orient believes that it is 
done more in a spirit of thoughtlessness than 
in a spirit of selfishness. 

TITHE foot-ball management has requested 
"^ the Orient to urge the students to be 
prompt in the payment of their subscrip- 
tions, as it is hoped that the season may be 
a financial success. Everything has to be 

supported, and it is the pleasant duty of each 
student to contribute as much as he is able 
to the proper support of the team. If each 
will but do his best, the result need not be 
feared, and the season of '96 will be a glo- 
rious one in every particular. 

0UR foot-ball season has now reached the 
half-way mark, and the last half already 
is well under way. We may now glance back- 
ward and see what has been accomplished by 
the team of '96. Defeat by a college team 
has been administered but once, and that by 
a team which stands on an almost equal foot- 
ing with the "big" teams of the country. 
The season opened with somewhat of a sur- 
prise in the Maine State game, but neverthe- 
less with a victory, though the score was 
hardly up to expectations. Our next game 
followed in the footsteps of the first, a vic- 
tory won by rather a close margin, for the 
Tufts team played a far better article of 
foot-ball than they had formerly been play- 
ing. The third game was a tie, but amounted 
to almost a victory, as Amherst had an excep- 
tionally strong team. As all expected, we 
were defeated by B. A. A., but by hard play- 
ing against heavy odds we scored on them, 
and scored not by a fumble or fluke, but by 
good foot-ball of the most approved charac- 
ter. There is a good deal of question in the 
mind of the Orient whether it is a good 
plan to play such a team as B. A. A. Per- 
haps it would be advisable to give up playing 
B. A. A. in the future, and stick to strictly 
intercollegiate games. Our team generally 
gets badly used up, and there seems to be no 
especial credit to be gained in playing B. A. 
A., when there are an abundance of college 
teams anxious to play us, and against whom 
we have a far better chance to win. The 
Colby game was the best played game of the 
season in some respects, though the score 
could have been doubled easily enough. 
Colby was severely chastised, for her hopes 



^were high, in fact too high to'be practicable, 
and she returned home burning to be 
revenged later in the season. As to this, 
time only will tell, but the Orient will lose 
no sleep in worrying about the result of the 
next Colby game. Our team went to Will- 
iamstown, knowing that they were to meet 
the l)est college team they had as yet lined 
up against. We were defeated, but the team 
played a plucky game and showed up well. 
There is but one'fault to find with the team 
so far, that is, after playing one fine game, 
there seems to be a dangerous tendency to 
let up a little on the next game ; this is 
ruinous to foot-ball as to every other branch 
of athletics. Each game should be played 
in the hardest possible manner, with utter 
disregard to the games which may have pre- 
ceded. This ends the season up to date, 
so that the remainder is but a matter of 
guess-work; certainly if the team does as well 
in the last part of the season as they have in 
the first, a glorious record will be the result. 
Every team we have met has outweighed us, 
and weight is of prime importance in foot- 
ball, but surely we have the best of coach- 
ing, the team is willing to work, the college 
is at its back, and now the season of Bow- 
doin's '96 foot-ball team has reached its half- 
way mark with flying colors, while every- 
thing points to the season's ending even 
better than it was begun. 

PRESIDENT HYDE, in his talk at chapel 
-^ a week ago Sunday, spoke of the need 
of practice in debating, a feature of college 
education fallen into oblivion here, and sug- 
gested that some debating organization be 
formed. All of us have had more or less 
experience with debating clubs in our pre- 
paratory schools, and have come to look 
upon such clubs as tiresome and decidedly 
uninteresting. While there is nothing more 
wearisome than a dry, prolonged debate, 
there too is nothing more exciting and more 

full of interest than a sharp, heated contro- 
versy between two good reasonei'S. Also as 
a school for selfrcontrol, debating clubs are 
unexcelled, as they teach a man that his 
opinion is not always the only one, and that 
there are others of equal weight. President 
Hyde mentioned the fact that to their debat- 
ing qualities such men as Lincoln, Reed, and 
Russell, owed their success, and he impressed 
upon us in no feeble tones the desirability of 
forming a debating society at Bowdoin. A 
debating society formed and carried on in the 
right manner could become a permanent suc- 
cess with us, and we all would derive untold 
benefit from it. There is no need of a debat- 
ing club becoming tiresome if a time limit is 
used, and the speeches made short and to 
the point; indeed anything, no matter how 
interesting it may at first prove, becomes 
fatiguing after being lengthened into almost 
endless discussion. Let this matter be acted 
upon at once by some of our more energetic 
students, and they will be quickly supported 
by the students in general. The Orient 
hopes this matter will not be dropped here, 
but that this winter Bowdoin may have a 
prosperous and interesting debating club. 

BELOW we publish a clipping, written by 
one of the editorial staff of Harpers 
Weekly^ which appeared in the columns of 
that paper at its last issue. This pays high 
tribute to President Hyde, and goes to show 
that his advanced ideas on education are 
both appreciated and respected by those who 
lead the country in this line of work. 

Tbe erstwbile boy President of Bowdoin College 
must bave nearly reached the age of wisdom (which 
Thackeray put at forty years), and his views on 
education, which have always been intelligent, are 
uow entitled to the respect due to matured experi- 
ence. President Hyde, in his annual report to the 
Bowdoin trustees, declares that the next step for- 
ward in college education will be in the direction of 
greater personal attention to the individual student. 
He thinks the weak spot now Is tbe lack of personal 



contact and oversight. His ideal of college educa- 
tion is Mark Hopkins at one end of tbe bench and 
James Garfield at the other, and his method of 
approaching the realization of that ideal at Bow- 
doin is to employ tutors who will pay personal 
attention to individual students, and interest them 
in their work, and keep them up to it. He thinks 
that in the physical sciences this is largely done 
already in connection with laboratory work. He 
believes that if the stndy of the classics is to sur- 
vive, the same intimate personal methods must be 
applied to it. He declares that for the majority of 
classical students "Latin and Greek, as taught in 
our colleges to-day, in spite of the earnest efforts of 
the able men who are teaching it, are the most 
enervatiugand debilitating mental exercise in which 
they engage during their entire college course''; 
and he adds : 

Let these men look forward with absolute certainty to 
reading a considerable consecutive passage to a tutor who 
will insist on a thorough appreciation of the force of each 
Greek or Latin form and phrase, and its idiomatic and 
elegant equivalent in English, in a hand-to-hand encounter 
where no adventitious aids, whether in print or in pencil, 
or even hastily transcribed upon the tablets of a mere 
unintelligent memory, can be made to serve, and the study 
of Greek and Latin, from being the idle farce it is at 
present, will become the highly disciplinary and intensely 
profitable exercise it ought to be. From this time forward 
Greek and Latin will have to stand upon their merits in 
the college curriculum. Potentially the most valuable, 
they are actually, when required of large classes, the least 
valuable courses taught in colleges to-day. 

These are interesting views, and fit to be con- 
sidered and discussed by educators. President 
Hyde is evidently not content to lead his horse to 
water, but proposes to make him drink. It is a 
good intention, but of course the practical diffi- 
culties of it are considerable, even in a college 
which has money enough (as no college seems to 
have at present) to hire all the tutors it needs, 
and which can find tutors fit for its work in such 
numbers as it may require. 

William Morris. 

©N the third day of October, 1896, there 
died a man famous alike as a poet, an 
artist, and a socialist, — William Morris. 

He was born at Walthamstow, near Lon- 
don, in 1834. Educated at Marlborough 
College, and afterward at Exeter College, 
Oxford, and possessing a large fortune inher- 

ited from his father, he had, from the first, 
ample means for gratifying his artistic and 
Hterarjf taste. In the beginuing of his career 
he turned to painting, and then to architec- 
ture, but in neither did he meet success, and 
his first book of poems, published in 1858, 
attracted but little attention ; but when, in 
1867, his epic, "The Life and Death of 
Jason," appeared, it was felt that England 
had gained a new poet, and from that time 
on there was no doubt as to what was to be 
his work in life. 

In person, William Morris is described as 
"a stout, sturdy, stalwart man, with ruddy 
face, who looked frankly out upon the world 
with bright blue eyes. His grand, massive 
head " was covered with " a shock of grey 
hair tumbled about in wild disorder, while 
upper lip and chin were covered with gre}' 
moustache and beard." He wore "a black 
slouch hat, black sack coat, and a most pict- 
uresque blue shirt with collar to match." 
A stranger meeting him would have taken 
him for an old sailor, and nothing pleased 
him more than such a mistake. 

Poetry was not his only work. As the 
head of a firm for the manufacture of artistic 
decorations, he not only furnished the capital 
and business enterprise, but also contributed 
his own taste and talent in the designing of 
wall-papers and stained glass. Later, he 
added to this a printing establishment, and 
delighted to issue from his press books in 
dainty limited editions, or reprints of the 
earl}' English classics, so that the " Kelm- 
scott Press " came to be noted for the beauty 
of its work. 

During the later part of his life he was 
an avowed and sincere socialist, and he made 
his home at Hammersmith the headquarters 
for that movement. He felt that the present 
social conditions are hostile to freedom in 
art, and he firmly believed that only in com- 
munism and in mutual labor for the mutual 
benefit, is to be found the remedy for the 



evils which he considered due to the present 
" class system " and state of "industrial war." 
But after all, it is not as the artistic 
designer of stained glass, nor as the success- 
ful business man, nor even as the warm- 
hearted, if mistaken, socialist, but as the 
poet that William Morris most interests us. 
Who can take up the "Life and Death of 
Jason " and not see before him the good ship 
Argo bounding o'er the waves, and not hear 
" . . . the washing of the seas 
And piping of the following western breeze 
And heavy measured beating of the oars; " 

and who can read a tale from "The Earthly 
Paradise" and not find new delight and 
beauty in the old Greek myths? 

Chaucer was his model, so far as he had 
one, and he seemed to take delight in the 
good old Saxon words. His subjects, too, 
he chose from the past, and he found special 
pleasure in the old Norse legends and Ice- 
landic sagas. "He was," says a reviewer, 
"a singer with his back upon the future, his 
face beaming into the past;" and we may 
add in the words of Stedman : "His poetrj' 
is wholl}' removed from self, breeding neither 
anguish nor disquiet, but full of soft music 
and a familiar olden charm." 

Probably the most noted of Morris's 
poems are the two already mentioned, "The 
Life and Death of Jason," and "The Earthly 
Paradise." The first of these has for its cen- 
tral theme the old Greek legend of the 
Golden Fleece; and when we have read 
through its seventeen books of rhymed pen- 
tameter we feel as the ancient Grecians must 
have felt on hearing Homer in their native 
tongue. The Earthly Paradise is an even 
longer poem, and consists of a collection of 
classical myths and mediaeval legends. A 
party of voyagers setting sail to find an 
earthly paradise, are stranded at last in a far 
western land. Here they are ma^e welcome 
by the king and, at his feasts, they relate 
the stories they have learned at home, while 

we, the readers, seem to stand beside them 
and to listen to their tales, forgetting every- 
thing else in the beautj' of the dream. 

Among the remaining volumes of Morris's 
poems may be mentioned "The Defense of 
Guenevere," his earliest work ; " Love is 
Enough, or the Freeing of Pharamond," pub- 
lished in 1872; "^Eneids of Virgil, Done 
into English Verse," and a translation of 
Homer's Odyssey, published in 4875 and 
1887 respectively; and "Poems by the 
Tray," a collection of shorter verses, which 
appeared in 1892. 

Then there are his books written in min- 
gled verse and poetic prose: "The House of 
the Wolfings," "The Story of the Glittering 
Plain," and "The Roots of the Mountains," 
and "that most exquisite prose poem," "The 
Wood Beyond the World," and finally his 
last volume, the publication of which was 
announced only the day before he died, 
" The Well at the World's End." 

Besides these he translated from the Ice- 
landic, in collaboration with M. Eirikr Mag- 
nussen, "The Story of Grettir the Strong;" 
"The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs," 
and "Three Northern Love Stories." 

He has also written much in support of 
socialism, and among his publications in this 
line may be mentioned the series of lectures 
entitled "Signs of Change," aiid the "Utopian 
romance," "News from Nowhere." But from 
these dreams of ^the future we gladly turn 
back to dreams of the past and listen at the 
feet of the poet who sings: 
" Dreamer of dreams, born out of my due time, 
Why should I strive to set the crooked straight ? 
Let it suffice me that my murmuring rhyme 
Beats with light wing against the ivory gate, 
Telling a tale not too importunate 
To those who in the sleepy regions stay 
Lulled by the singer of an empty day." 

President Eliot of Harvard prophesies that 
college fraternities will in time cause American 
universities to be broken up into colleges after the 
English plan. 



The Land of Evangeline. 

YOU enter Nova Scotia through a narrow 
gate-way. A strange bulwark is this 
North Mountain, extending to left and right 
as far as the eye can reach, the straight pre- 
cipitous coast line offering no harborage, no 
cleft or break in the primeval forest by 
which to pierce the interior, except this nar- 
row gap of half a mile in width through 
which the tides of the Bay of Fundy ebb 
and flow like a mill race. As you pass 
under the shadow of mighty cliffs, you catch 
a first glimpse of the paradise within, the 
vallejr of Acadia. 

Stop for a moment and call to mind the 
armaments which have passed through. 
Charnis^ and La Tour, whose hatred the 
storms of Fundy could not separate ; the 
daring pioneers of France, and the stern 
Puritans of New England, who waged for 
a century and a half 'the warfare of race and 
religion, for the possession of this fertile soil. 

But recollect that we are on a peaceful 
mission. The great steamship — what a won- 
der she would have been to the warriors who 
sailed these waters in the old times—bears 
on her stern, it is true, a warrior's name, the 
- great German hero of the Protestants — a 
name not out of place on an English keel. 
But over the paddle-boxes is another name 
and an inscription in bold letters of gold. 
This is not called the land of D'Aulney 
Charnis^, or Claude de la Tour, or Kirkt, or 
Phipps, or Winslow. The name savors not 
of war. No blood-stained pirate or dauntless 
Puritan captain holds the kej^ to this moun- 
tain gate; but to a sweet, unhappy girl, of 
another faith and race and time, a st)'anger 
poet has given dominion over Acadie. This 
is " The Land of Evangeline." 

The Annapolis Basin spreads out before 
us, calm as an inland lake, and the steamer 
rests at the long pier at Digby. Barrels and 
barrels of apjales stand ready to be shipped, 
and word comes from up the valley that all 

the wood in two counties has been used to 
prop up the fruit trees ; for, whether it be a 
special favor of Heaven in honor of this 
record year of the reign of her Gracious 
Majesty, or whether it be that the sunshine 
of St. Eulalie has blessed the orchards with 
an abundant harvest, sure it is that the year 
is one to be long remembered by the fruit 
growers of Acadia. And as to cause or rea- 
son, you may decide that according as you 
are a loyal subject of the queen or of the 

At the head of the Annapolis Basin stands 
the old fort, the Port Royal of the French, 
which guarded the fertile lands of the valley 
above. Here was the scene of many a bloody 
encounter, and more than once the destinies 
of an empire were weighed in the balance 
here. Six times the fortress was taken by 
the English. Then a thoughtless monarch, 
valuing but lightly the blood of his provin- 
cial subjects, would cede back the stronghold 
to the French; until in a few years, when 
the quanel was renewed, he found it con- 
venient for his welfare in America to send 
his Yankee warriors against Port Royal again. 
At length, conquered and re-christened for 
all time, the old fort swore perpetual allegi- 
ance to the British crown. 

It was while imprisoned here, we remem- 
ber, the good old Notary Public of Grand 
Pr^ had consoled himself with his favorite 
story of the statue of Justice and the neck- 
lace of pearls, which, in his simple faith that 
right would prevail, he told to quiet the 
angry murmurs of Basil, the blacksmith. 

To-day a single cannon asserts Her Maj- 
esty's authorit)^ and the fort stands power- 
less to stem the tide of invading tourists 
which sweeps past its southern wall ; while 
under the ramparts, the little town of Annap- 
olis Royal sti'uggles desperately but proudly 
with the most grandiloquent name and, bar- 
ring one exception, the most ancient history 
on the American continent. 



Having passed the cannon in safety, we 
enter a land of peaceful plenty. Roads 
strewn with apples leaa the way into the 
heart of Acadia. As we follow the fertile 
valley, protected always by the dark wall of 
the North Mountain, at last what was the 
Annapolis valley becomes the Cornwallis 
valley and descends gently to the shores of 
the Basin of Minas. For here at last the 
North Mountain, which seemed endless, 
breaks off abruptly in the grand promontory, 
Blomidon, and the Bay of Fundy, which all 
the way from Digby Gut has been baffled in 
its effort to penetrate this placid vale, now 
rushes around this headland with the mighti- 
est tides of the world and flows over miles 
and miles of flats, until it reaches the dikes, 
where once more it is forced to pause and 
retreat from its unavailing charge against 
the rescued meadows of Grand Pr^, stretch- 
ing out in safety below the water's level. 

Here is the true country of Evangeline. • 
" In the Acadian laud, on the shores of the Basin 

of Minas, 
Distant, secluded, still, the little village of Grand 

Lay in the fruitful valley." 

Here on the shores of the Minas Basin it 
is claimed is the most fertile soil on the con- 
tinent; certainly the deepest. It seems with- 
out bottom. Where the rivers cut through 
a hill-side, you see a bank perhaps fifty feet 
in height, all of the same red mud. "Why," 
say the inhabitants, " we have tilled the soil 
here for more than two hundred years with- 
out the need of enriching it." And such a 
climate! Protected by Blomidon from the 
storms and fogs of the Bay of Fundy, the 
summer comes the earliest and rests the 
longest here. 

A happy spot indeed, and blessed should 
have been the calm lives of these Acadian 
farmers of the old days, behind the dikes, 
in the midst of their orchards, surrounded 
by their herds. The poet's words haunt us, 

and pictures of that peaceful Acadia fill the 
imagination. Looking from my window a 
September evening, down over the loaded 
orchard, across the meadows and dikes 
toward Blomidon, I fancied the years had 
gone back to the Acadian era, and the men 
of Evangeline's race, her friends and kindred, 
still peopled this happy land. Surely the 
scene before me was the same. There was 
" the pallid sea and the silvery mist of the 
meadows." Then 
" Silently one by one, in the infinite meadows of 

Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots 

of the angels." 

All was the same as it must have been 
on that blissful evening when the betrothed 
lovers sat whispering by the window, the 
last happy evening before the blow was 
struck, in this very month of September, 
nearly a century and a half ago. 

My reverie is broken by the scream of a 
locomotive and a flash of light from car win- 
dows, as the " Flying Bluenose " rushes past 
along the dikes, toward Halifax. 

So everywhere and always the delusion 
of time and race is presently broken by the 
surroundings. Trace with antiquarian zeal 
the narrow dikes, unmistakably the wovh of 
the French; you will find likewise the broader 
and straighter walls, built by the stolid 
spades of the English; and under the protec- 
tion of them both, an Anglo-Saxon race past- 
ures its herds and tills the soil. The few 
giant willows which perhaps marked, here 
and there, an Acadian threshold give sha,de 
now to a hostile people. You are pleased to 
find the old French name of Grand Pr^ still 
alive, but hear the native pronunciation and 
the disappointment is greater than was the 
pleasure; while it is completely submerged 
by the names of villages round about — Hor- 
ton, Windsor, Port Williams, Kentville, Can- 
ning, Kingsport, and Wolfville. Wolfville, 
indeed ! What strange irony of fate to place 



such a name here, behind the very dikes of 
Grand Pr^. When old father Leblanc used 
to amuse the children, and, no doubt, make 
their hair stand on end with his stories of 
the Loup-Garou of the forest, he little 
thought that the Loup-Garou himself would 
presently fall upon them in his terrible 
might. Few, indeed, are the traces which 
the exiled race has left behind. Look for 
some game or custom to remind you of the 
past; you see instead a game of Rugby foot- 
ball, for Wolfville is a typical college town 
of our own day. Wandei' down on the 
meadows at sunset; out across the level field 
rides a twentieth century farmer's boy on 
his bicycle to drive the cattle home. 

You try to find consolation in history. 
Then the climax is capped. You turn to 
the little history of Nova Scotia, published at 
Halifax and used in the schools throughout 
the Province, and read the following in 
regard to the expulsion of the Acadians: 

"The poet Longfellow made it the subject of the 
well-known and beautiful poem, ' Evangeline,' which 
is much better poetry than history. It would make 
one believe that the Acadians were a most virtuous> 
harmless, and deeply-injured people ; and that the 
wrong-doing was all on the side of those who sent 
them out of the country." 

Then it goes on to set forth in detail 
their sins of omission and commission which 
made their punishment necessary. 

But wlietlier the act was just or unjust 
concerns very little now. The poem will 
never lose its charm ; and whatever race 
cultivates the soil, it is still the land of 

Down on the southern coast of Nova 
Scotia, on St. Mary's Bay, there is a little 
settlement of Acadians. Exiled from their 
native land, they wandered back in after 
years to find a home as near as possible to 
their beloved Acadia. Here, and here only 
in Nova Scotia, you find yourself among a 
people of tlie last century. Isolated by race 

and faith from their neighbors, they still 
keep alive in their language, dress, and cus- 
tom, the old Acadian life. Here, as you ride 
down the one street of their interminable 
village, you can see, to-day^ Evangeline, clad 
in a long black cloak and hood, and>her dark 
eyes glance up with a start of surprise at 
sight of a stranger from the modern world. 

They tell you at Weymouth that the 
prettiest girl in all Nova Scotia is a little 
French girl, a recent bride down there in 
the Clair District. So here's a wish tliat to 
this Evangeline of to-day may come the joy 
and peace whiclr were denied to our Evan- 
geline in the hard, hard years when might 
was right. 

Bowdoii^ ^ep§e. 

The Summer Girl Again. 

"I'll tell you how it was, old man," 
The Junior sadly said. 

" I met her in the mountains 
And completely lost my head. 
I walked with her and talked with her, 
Played tennis, fished, and drove, 
And one day screwed my courage up 
And told her of my love. 

She said she'd love to marry me, 

It would be so romantic. 

(When I think what a fool I've been 

It nearly makes me frantic.) 

But I must tell no one, she said, 

Till I returned to college. 

The matter must be surely kept 

From her dear papa's knowledge. 

Well, school began ; I had to leave 
My fair one, and I took 
A tender last farewell from her 
Beside a mountain brook. 

I wrote just seven letters. Jack, 

Six brought me no reply. 

The seventh brought her wedding-card — 

That's all, old man, — good-bye." 



A Necessity. 

A leaf with actions antic 
Danced in the autumn breeze. 
A Fresliman chased it, frantic, 
At a pace that made him wheeze. 
As he passed, I heard him mui-mur 
As his hat flew from his head, 
" I've got to catch that horse-leaf, 
Or I'll have to ' take a dead.' " 

The Athlete. 

The ancient athlete learned to win 
Or die. And well he learned. But in 
These days athletics nobly give 
The lesson how to win and live. 

A Disaster. 

Two students took two girls to row 

Upon the river wide. 

Their boat tipped upside down, and so 

They fell into the tide. 

But, sad though this disaster was, 

This one strange fact was noted. 

Though both the students sank like stones, 

The girls were chips — and floated. 

The Mountain Town. 

A year ago we walked together, 
Merry maid with eyes of brown. 
In the mellow autumn weather. 
Through the mountain-shadowed town. 

Happy in the present pleasure. 
Side by side we lingered long ; 
Life throbbed to a single measure ; 
Nature sang love's sweetest song. 

That was in the last October; 
Now I walk those streets alone. 
All around is drear and sober, 
Plashing rain and winds that moan. 

Long the year with all its changes 
Since I saw those eyes of brown ; 
And the clouded mountain ranges 
Weep above the shrouded town. 

The new chapel at Wellesley, given by Clement 
S. Houghton, will cost $100,000. 

There are 68 men on the Harvard track-athletic 

Nason, '99, was badly hurt 
last Thursday morning at the 
depot. The engine of the eight o'clock 
train going north struck him in the 
thigh, lifted him from his feet, and 
threw him heavily to the ground within 
a few inches of the wheels of the train. His head 
was hurt severely, and it was feared that his spine 
received injury. The accident was mainly due to 
the negligence of the railroad employee whose duty 
it is to keep the tracks clear. The service of the 
Maine Central Kailroad here in Brunswick is an 
insult to the town and to the travellers passing 
through, who have to judge the town and college 
only by the "depot" and its service. 

Stubbs, '95, was on the campus several days 
last week. 

L. P. Libby, '99, has been elected chapel organist 
for the ensuing year. 

Godfrey, '99, who has been very ill for a fort- 
night past, is out again. 

'Ninety-eight had its Bugle photo taken recently 
on the Art Building steps. 

What weather ! Even the sand banks of Bruns- 
wick have drunk their fill. 

Bates, '96, physical director at Colby, was in 
attendance at the Colby game. 

The Chess Club held a business meeting in 
President Small's rooms last week. 

Laycock, '98, has been elected as the representa- 
tive of the non-society men on the Bugle. 

The leaves are fast falling from the trees, and 
the campus is taking on its fall appearance. 

A large delegation from Colby accompanied the 
Colby team Wednesday and tried several cheers. 

Goodell, '93, was in attendance upon the Colby 
game. He has just returned from a trip abroad. 

There seems to be need of the Sophomore Pray- 
ing Band in the case of a few of the Freshman 

Umbrella thieves got in their work during the 
rainy weather, and especially duriug last Wednes- 
day's game. 



Tbe Freshraen have elected the following officers : 
Chapman, President; McCarty, Secretary ; and Har- 
ris, Treasurer. 

Not enough praise cau be given Mackey for the 
good that be has done the foot-ball team and the 
line in particular. 

There was an opening at Will's dry goods store 
last week in the new block. College orchestra 
furnished the music. 

Alpha Delta Phi took advantage of tbe beau- 
tiful moonlight nights last week and went down to 
Gurnett's for a supper. 

Professor Woodruff represents Bowdoin at tbe 
meeting of the Association of New England Colleges 
held at Tufts College this week. 

Captain Home has been getting out his material 
for next year's track team looking it over. Rather 
cold weather for running pants ! 

Several guuning parties have been out lately in 
the woods around town, but from all accounts there 
are fully as many guns as birds. 

It was pleasant to notice that nearly all the 
reports of last Wednesday's game spoke of the new 
field as the Whittier Athletic Field. 

The electric road is running regularly now 
between Topsham and Brunswick. It will probably 
not be run around the campus this fall. 

Tbe press box in front of the grand stand on tbe 
athletic field has been filled to overflowing with 
press representatives every game this season. 

Last w^ek G. B. Webber formally opened his 
new studio and parlors in the new block. The 
Bowdoin College orchestra furnished the music. 

The surplus energy of tbe college, when the 
'varsity is away, finds expression in sundry foot-ball 
contests between local teams of questionable skill 
and unpronouncable names. 

Quite a number of sub-Freshmen were in attend- 
ance at the Colby game. It was a good game for 
fellows that are coming to college next year to 
attend. There's nothing like the " first love." 

Topsham Pair drew a large number of students, 
as usual. Tbe trotting of Triangle was not up to 
his usual standard. He is getting to be rather an 
old horse to buck against the younger ones; but he 
still finds his victims. 

An excellent example of advanced journalism 
occurred in one of the Portland papers' account of 
the Colby game, Wednesday. It spoke in glowing 
terms of the playing of one of the substitutes who 

did not go onto the field at all. Evidently the story 
was written before the game. 

Nights now are rather chilly for riding all by 
one's lonesome, but just ideal to create sympathy in 
a "limited" party. The livery stables have done 
a good business this moon, and none complain of 
their horses being hard driven. 

President Hyde represented Bowdoin at the 
Princeton celebration last week. Friday night he 
attended the reception given in honor of the profes- 
sors from foreign universities attending the celebra- 
tion, by the University Club of New York City. 

The following is from the Portland Press of 
recent issue: "The Fayerweather will case, in 
which Bowdoin and several other colleges are inter- 
ested, will be heard in the New York Court of 
Appeals October 20th. The lower courts have 
decided in favor of the colleges." 

A good many of the college Nimrods have been 
scouring the surrounding woods for game this fall. 
They all report excellent hunting; in fact one can 
hunt for almost any game that he feels inclined to 
in tbe woods about Brunswick. There is little or 
no underbrush to conceal the hunted or impede the 

Tbe subjects for the third themes of the term, 
which will be due October 29th, as posted by Pro- 
fessor Mitchell, are as follows: 

1. A Plan for ■ Increasing the Interest in Debating at 


2. Tliree of the Strongest Arguments Against (or in 

Favor of) Free Silver. 

3. Shakespeare's Villains. 


1. Our New Field for Athletics. 

2. Why I am a Republican or a Democrat. 

3. Thackeray's " Henry Esmond." 

Eev. Edward C. Guild has presented the college 
library with a collection of fifty volumes of German 
plays, poetry, and fiction, illustrating the various 
German dialects, and more especially the Bavarian 
dialect. The gift is a very valuable one, as the 
collection represents a large amount of thought and 
time in its selection. 

The College Glee Club and Banjo and Guitar 
Club are rehearsing regularly now. The prospects 
for an extra good club are very promising. Every 
student should see to it that his own town enjoys 
the clubs some time during tbe season. There is 
nothing that advertises the college more than a fine 
glee club, except perhaps a bad one. 



The Intercollegiate Athlete is meeting with excel- 
lent success among the students. An agreement 
whereby a generous part of every subscription 
obtained in Bowdoin shall be given to the new 
athletic field, was made between Dr. Whittier and 
Mr. Pendleton. Canvassers were appointed by Dr. 
Whittier to take subscriptions in their respective 
ends. The offer is a very generous one, and all will 
do the athletic field a favor and have the pleasure 
of the best iiitercollogiate periodical published, by 
subscribing at once. 

The American Republican College League has 
adopted a design for the students and alumni of the 
different colleges throughout the country. The 
campaign button has been discarded, and instead, 
a pin of the regulation pennant order has been 
adopted. The background will be composed of 
colored enamel, and the shade will correspond 
to the different colors. Thus the pin for Yale 
will have a blue background, for Bowdoin white, 
and so on. The letters A. K. C. L. will in all 
cases be engraved near the staff of the pin. The 
word McKinley will run lengthwise. The design 
was awarded by competition. Mr. Edward J. Hen- 
ning, of the University of Wisconsin, who has charge 
of the national college campaign, has established 
the headquarters of the American Republican Col- 
lege League in Chicago at the Auditorium, from 
which place this official college campaign pin and 
literature will be supplied to all the colleges of the 
United States. 


B.A.A., 26; Bowdoin, 6. 
Bowdoin played B. A. A. on the South End 
grounds, October 14th, and was defeated by the 
score of 26 to 6. In the first half B. A. A. had 
everything her own way, and her heavy line accom- 
plished wonders. Bowdoin seemed dazed, and when 
Curtis made a touchdown from the kick off, Bow- 
doiu's hopes fell. In the second half, however, 
Stanwood scored a touchdown by a brilliant end 
run, and the Bowdoin team settled down to work. 
B. A. A. could score but once in this half, and the 
Bowdoin line held their heavy opponents remark- 
ably well. The game on the whole was rather one- 
sided, but Bowdoin with her light team did well 
against such heavy odds. The fine-up is as follows : 

B. A. A. 




Capt. Russell. 

Dyer. - 





Knowlton, Nickerson. 


Left End. 
Left Tackle. 
Left Guard. 

Right Guard. 
Right Tackle. 
Bight End. 
Left Halfback. 
Bight Halfback. 


Capt. Stearns. 








Stetson, Kendall. 



Touchdowns — Stanwood, Knowlton, Anthony 2. Curtis. 
Goals — Clarke, Curtis 3. Umpire — Maokie of Harvard. 
Time— 20 and lO-minute halves. 

Bangor H. 8., 6; Boiodoin Second, 0. 
Bangor High School defeated the second eleven 
at Maplewood Park on the 14th, by the .score of 
6 to 0. The result was due to Bowdoin's poor 
offensive work and entire lack of team play, rather 
than to Bangor's playing. The Bowdoin team was 
picked in a hurry and had never lined up before, 
while theJBangor boys had been practicing steadily 
for weeks. Bangor won the game on Bowdoin's 
bad fumbling. 

Portland E. S., 12; Boivdoin Sc?-ub, 6. 
A team comprising an impromptu foot-ball aggre- 
gation went to Portland on the 17th and lost a game 
with the Portland High School by a score of 12 to 
6. The Portland boys were very light, and had the 
scrub team had any foot-ball qualities they should 
easily have won the game. The scrub went to • 
Portland just as the second eleven went to Bangor 
the Wednesday before, more to have a good time 
than to play foot-ball, and both teams returned 
sadder but wiser crowds, after having learned the 
lesson that to play foot-ball a certain amount .of 
practice and team play is necessary. 

. Bowdoin, 12 ; Colby, 0. 

' Bowdoin has again proven the incapacity of 
Colby to score against her. Colby came down 
confident of winning, but Bowdoin got her old 
spirit up and her colors are still flying. 

Without doubt, more interest was manifest in 
Wednesday's game than in any game ever played 
in Maine. The papers generally had prophesied 
that Colby would either tie the score or win from 
Bowdoin. That Colby was unusually strong and 
that Bowdoin was no stronger than last year and 
perhaps weaker was the common belief, even at 

With the possible exception of the Amherst 
game, a week ago Wednesday, the game was the 



best exhibit of science shown by Bowdoin-this year. 
It was a magnificent exhibition of foot-ball on both 
sides. The score of 12 to does not express any- 
thing as to the nature of the game. Prom the first 
rush the game was manifestly Bowdoin's, for at no 
time was her goal in danger. 

The work of the light Bowdoin line was a sur- 
prise all around. The center, which was supposed 
to be very weak, proved a match for Colby's center 
men. Spear, '98, was a tower of strength at guard 
opposite 240- pound Brooks. Shute, '97, handled 
Thompson easily at center, while for a crippled man 
French, '97, did very acceptable work. Bowdoin's 
ends were again invincible. Captain Stearns and 
Veazie early convinced the Colby backs that the 
ends were uncomfortable places for gains. Colby's 
tackles were stars; Putnam at left tackle was in 
every play and did fine work in advancing the ball. 
Shannon, for a man that weighs but 127 pounds, 
did surprising work at left end; but the right end 
was the mark for the Bowdoin backs. 

Stanwood, '98, played the best game. His 
sprinting was excellent, considering the condition 
of the ground and the wet ball, and his running 
and dodging were easily the feature of the game. 
In the fine plays Clark was in his usual good form. 
He found no trouble in bucking Colby's line when- 
ever called upon. Kendall's game was not so vig- 
orous by reason of his lame leg and ankle. He 
was not used a great deal, but he managed to make 
good gains every time. Moulton did fine work at 
quarter; his this year's game is far superior to his 
last year's. Gibbons and Hook played the best 
games for Colby behind the line. Gibbons is a 
heavy and hard player of a good deal of speed and 
a good head. 

Promptly at three. Gibbons kicked ofl" to Bow- 
doin's 10-yard line. Stanwood advanced the ball 
15 yards before he was brought down. On the 
third down Stanwood was forced to punt. Alden 
caught the punt on Colby's 50-yard line, but fum- 
bled and Veazie got the ball. Murphy made two 
fine gains of five yards each around the left end, 
and Clark bucked the center through right guard. 
Then the ball was given to Stanwood and his inter- 
ference started around the left end again. For 5 
yards he kept behind his protectors, then with a 
spurt he started on his own hook, with the Colby 
fullback before him, waiting to tackle him, and 
Gibbons in hot pursuit. He dodged Tupper easily 
and had a clear field and 30 yards before him. The 
race was a pretty one — handicapped by the ball, 
Stanwood had to run his prettiest to shake oif 

the slower Gibbons. In just four minutes after the 
ball was put in play, Stanwood scored the first 
touchdown for Bowdoin. Clark kicked the goal. 
In the rest of the half the ball was kept in the 
middle of the field, Colby using her revolving wedge 
play almost entirely and Bowdoin trying her whole 
repertoire, but especially line plays. Murphy made 
20 yards and Clark made 20 yards at another time. 
Kendall and Veazie did some excellent tackling ; 
especially noticeable was Kendall's work. Time 
•was called on Colby's 45-yard line. Time of half 
was 20 minutes. 

Clark kicked ofif to Gibbon on Colby's 20-yard 
line. Gibbon, with splendid blocking and good 
dodging, rushed the ball for nearly 30 yards, which 
was the only long gain made by Colby in the game. 
A criss-cross tackle play sent Putnam for 15 yards 
around left end. Tupper, Alden, and Putnam each 
made 5 yards, and then Bowdoin took a brace and 
held them on third down. Clark ploughed through 
Scannell for 15 yards and Stanwood made another 
25-yard gain around right end. Then the play 
that was so successfully used with Maine State was 
tried. The blocking, and Kendall with the ball, 
started around the right end, met Veazie and gave 
him the ball, and, before any one knew what was 
up, Veazie had cleared the field of all save the fall- 
back, whom he dodged but could not escape. On 
the 10-yard line Tupper brought down his man. 
Colby then got the ball and immediately lost it 
again. Colby took a stand for one down, and then 
Clark went through Brooks and Thompson like an 
arrow and landed safely on the other side of the 
goal line, and kept up his good record by kicking 
the goal. Score— Bowdoin 12, Colby 0. 

Stanwood's punting and the tackle plays of Colby 
kept the ball swaying back and forth for the rest of 
the half. At one time Bowdoin rushed the ball to 
Colby's 5-yard line, but Colby got through and 
seized the ball on a fumble. Then Tupper, to free 
his goal from danger, punted down the field for 40 
yards. Time was called on Colby's 40-yard line. 

The summary : 
Bowdoin. Colby. 

Stearns. Left End. Shannon. 

Murphy. Left Tackle. Putnam. 


Left Guard. 






Rie;ht Guard. 



Eight Tackle. 



Right End. 




Hook, Doughty. 


Left Halfback. 



Right Halfback. 





Score— Bowdoin 12, Colby 0. Umpire— Perry, Brown, 
'91. Referee— Corbett, Harvard, '93. Linesmen— Patter- 
son, ex-Colby, '98, and Coggan, Bowdoin, '97. 



Williams, 22; Sowdoin, 0. 

Williams defeated Bowdoin on the 24th at 
Williamstown, by the score of 22 to 0. The teams 
lined up on the Weston field at 2.45 p.m., and from 
the stai-t it was plainly Williams's game, as Bow- 
doin's line was unable to check the flue interfer- 
ence. When Williams had the ball she carried it 
the length of the field, without fumbling or losing it. 
With the exception of Chadwell, who is laid up with 
a fractured rib, Williams presented her strongest 
team of the season. 

A strong wind blew throughout the game. Much 
punting was indulged in by both sides, and appar- 
ently neither had the advantage. 

Most of Williams's gains were made through 
Bowdoin's centre and tackles. For Bowdoin, Stearns 
and Veazie played the best game, and protected 
their ends well, while Clarke bucked the line for 
good gains. 

Bowdoin kicked off. Williams got the ball, and, 
by successive rushes, advanced to Bowdoin's three- 
yard line. Here Bowdoin got it on downs, and put 
it back to the center by a strong punt. After an 
exchange of punts, Williams again took the ball 
steadily toward Bowdoin's goal. Denman was given 
the ball at the 15-yard line, and gained 10 yards. 
Then Branch was pushed over the line for the first 
touchdown. Eutter missed an easy goal. For the 
rest of this half the ball was kept well in the centre 
of the field, both sides indulging in punting. 

Williams kicked off in the second half, and got 
the ball again by blocking Bowdoin's punt. Here 
Williams fumbled and Bowdoin again punted, put- 
ting the ball in the centre of the gridiron. Then 
Bowdoin seemed to weaken, and Williams carried 
the ball by five yard gains to the goal. Denman 
made the touchdown, and Rutter kicked the goal. 
Williams 10, Bowdoin 0. 

Two more touchdowns were made in this half 
by Fifer and Denman, and Rutter kicked both 
goals. These touchdowns were the result of con- 
tinual gains through Bowdoin's line, which seemed 
wholly unable to break up the interference. The 
Williams centre men had little difficulty in making 
holes for the backs, and Bowdoin seemed in poorer 
physical condition than WiUiams. The line-up was 
as follows : 










Left End. Whitney (Howard). 

Left Tackle. Lee. 

Left Guard. Wright. 

Center. McGowan. 

Right Guard. Lotz. 

Right Tackle. Fifer. 

Right End. Rutter. 










Ives (Clark). 



Score — Williams 22, Bowdoin 0. Touchdowns — Branch, 
Fifer, Denman 2. Goals from touchdowns — Rutter 3. 
Umpire— Chadwell. Referee— Mackie. Linesman — Will- 
iams, 1900. Time — 20-minute halves. Attendance — 500. 

Hewett, '97, led the regular Thursday meeting 
on the 15th. 

Dr. Hatch, at the Sunday afternoon meeting on 
the 18th, gave a talk on " Christianity as Related to 
Economics." He showed how the second of the 
great commandments, " Love Thy Neighbor," was 
the foundation of all political and social science. 
His talk was most interesting as well as practical, 
and he says what is needed in these days of hurry- 
ing and activity is practical religion, for the prac- 
tical, every-day man who has no time for the 
religious theories and discussions of the day. Dr. 
Hatch spoke with great force, and his talk will be 
remembered by all who heard him. 

Poor, '99, conducted the weekly meeting on 
the 22d. 

The state convention of the college Young Men's 
Christian Associations was held with the Colby 
Y. M. C. A. at Waterville on October 16-18. Al- 
though Bowdoin is not a regular member of the 
state organization, she sent as delegates Poor, '99, 
and Robinson, 1900. The principal speakers at the 
meetings were J. R. Libby of Portland, who delivered 
an address on the Y. M. C. A. from a business man's 
standpoint, and gave an account of his twenty years' 
work in Y. M. C. A. circles; Hon. W. B. Miller and 
H. 0. Williams of New York, who gave interesting 
talks, the former giving special attention to Bible 
study, and the latter to the great work now being 
done by the Y. M. C. A. in forming the railroad 
employees into clubs, with headquarters in the 
principal cities of the country. This system is 
being introduced at present into the Maine Central 
system, and permanent quarters are to be estab- 
lished in Portland. Dr. D. C. Robinson of Bangor 
gave a talk on gymnasium work as related to the 
Y. M. C. A. President Butler of Colby delivered 
an address. The meetings were made of more than 
special interest by the fine vocal selections of Miss 
Marion Monroe Rice of Boston. In the evening a 
collation was served in the vestry of the Baptist 
Church, and very apt speeches were made by those 



present, Mr. Miller's stories keeping, the company 
in a constant uproar of laughter. The convention 
was well attended, and through the kindness of Mr. 
Libby, was brought to a fitting close by an extended 
tour on the electric cars around Waterville and its 
points of interest. 

Rev. Mr. Thomas of the Free Baptist Church 
spoke before the Y. M. C. A. at the Sunday meeting 
on the 25tli. His address was to the point and 
listened to by all with much interest. 

'31.— Abiel Abbott died 
'at his home in Wilton, Au- 
gust 23, 1896. He was born May 
11, 1808, in Wilton. From Exeter he 
entered Bowdoin, and was graduated in 
the Class of 1831. After spending some 
time at home and in teachnig at Beverly, Mass., he 
entered the Harvard Divinity School and was grad- 
uated in 1837, but never entered upon the active 
duties of his profession. The next few years he 
was occupied in various ways, making his home in 
Wilton. In January, 1842, he joined his older 
brother Ezra (Class of 1830) in Virginia, and was 
engaged in teaching in that region till June, 1846. 
He then returned to Wilton and engaged with his 
brother Harris in the manufacture of potato starch 
for six or seven years. He then taught for a year, 
1854-55, in Connecticut. The next twenty years 
were spent in Wilton, where he was employed at 
various kinds of work. For twenty years he held 
the commission of Justice of the Peace. In 1849 
he served as Representative in the Legislature. As 
a surveyor of land he was widely known through 
the surrounding country. He was deeply interested 
in the schools, and they owed much to his efforts 
in their behalf. Business interests took him to 
Minnesota in 1876, where he remained for nearly 
six years. The remainder of his life was quietly 
spent at his old home in Wilton. As a teacher he 
proved very successful, and had not he and his 
brother foreseen that a serious upheaval was im- 
pending between the North and the South in regard 
to slavery, it is probable that he would have re- 
mained in Virginia, teaching, for an indefinite 

period. He retfiined to the last months of his long 
life a remarkable vigor of mind and body, and was 
always keenly alive to all matters of public interest. 
He was never married. 

'34. — The library has received a little volume of 
able sermons, under the title of "Patmos," by Rev. 
Charles Beecher. 

'35. — The following is taken from the latest 
number of the American University Magagine: 

The claim is often made that Bowdoin College 
has produced more eminent men in proportion to 
the number of her graduates than any other Amer- 
ican college. The most distinguished member of 
the Class of '35 and one who should be named with 
the half-dozen living graduates of the college who 
rank among the foremost men of the day, is the 
venerable Henry Varnum Poor. His reputation has 
been made as a student of public affairs and as a 
writer on economic and political subjects. Such a 
man does not receive the public notice that comes 
to the politician, but his work is the basis of all 
political and social reforms. 

Mr. Poor, after being graduated from Bowdoin, 
went to Bangor, Me., where he began to practice 
law. He never formally abandoned his profession, 
but he will be remembered not as a lawyer, but as 
one of the pioneer investigators of the unprecedented 
economic conditions arising in the United States 
from the development of the railroad system. His 
life has been one of laborious effort to acquire and 
give to others an intelligent view of questions of 
public economics. His most substantial achieve- 
ment has been the publishing of his monumental 
works on the industry and finance of the United 
States, together with the periodical known as Poor's 
Manual of Railroads of the United States, which is 
the oldest journal of its kind and leads all other 
railroad publications. His books are all of them 
standard works, and have influenced the history of 
the United States and public legislation during the 
past twenty years. The book that he is now pre- 
paring will probably close his life work. It is upon 
the Monetary History of the United States. In 
this he will bring the knowledge and experience 
gained by many years of study and active partici- 
pation in legislation to combat, as far as possible, 
the theories that are now menacing the established 
system of national finances. 

Henry V. Poor was born in Andover, Me., De- 
cember 8, 1812. .His father was Sylvanus Poor, 
born in Andover, Mass., March 7, 1768, a descendant 
of Daniel Poor, one of the first settlers of that town 
and one of the early emigrants to the Common- 
wealth. On September 7, 1841, Mr. Poor married 
Mary Wild Pierce, daughter of Rev. John Pierce, 
D.D., of Brookline, Mass. In 1849 he moved to 
the City of New York to take charge of the Ameri- 
can Bailroad Journal, the publication of which he 
continued up to 1862. In 1868 he began the publi- 
cation of the "Railroads of the United States" in 
connection with his son, Mr. Henry W. Poor of the 
New York banking firm of Poor & Greenough, by 
whom it is still continued. 



Upon the breaking out of the war, Mr. Poor 
published " The Effect of Secession Upon the Com- 
mercial Relations Between the North and South 
aud Upou Each Other." During the war Mr. Poor 
published a great many articles in various news- 
papers iu vindication of the policy aud strength of 
the North, contributing aboat one. hnndred articles 
to the New York Times, the greatei' i)art of which 
were printed as editorial matter. In 1S77 Mr. Poor 
published an elaborate work of six hundred pages, 
entitled " Money and Its Laws," in which all the 
various theories which bad prevailed in reference 
to it were fnlly set forth, as well as its uatnre and 
function. In J878 he published a work entitled 
"Resumption and the Silver Question," in which 
he undertook to show the disastious consequences 
which would result from the lemoiietization of 
silver at the old ratio of 16 to 1, silver having 
recently fallen more than 10 per cent, in value. He 
also urged the retirement of the greenbacks as a 
currency refiresenting debt instead of capital, and 
as an inflation of the circulating medium, certain 
to drive gold out of the counti-y to such an extent 
as to eiubarrassits indu.'trial and commercial opera- 
tions. In 187(1 Mr. Poor published the "Three 
Secession Movements in the tfuited States," written 
to show that Mr. Tilden, the Democratic candidate 
for the presidency, had earnestly advocated the 
doctrine of the right of any state, upon its own 
motion, to secede from the Union. In 1878 Mr. 
Poor aided iu drawing the memorial of the com- 
mittee representing the banks of New York, Boston, 
Philadelphia, and Baltimore, remonstrating against 
proposed monetization of silver. At the same time 
he supplied an article to the North American Revieiv, 
showing the necessary consequences of such an act. 
In 1879 he published "The Union and Ceutral 
Pacific Railroads aud Their Relations to the United 
States," the purpose being to show that the country greatly the gainer by the advances 'made to 
these companies should the whole amount advanced 
to them be lost. In 1888 he published a work of 
over two hnndred pages, entitled ''Twenty-two 
Years of Protection," which is extensively used as a 
campaign document. In 1892 be published " The 
Tai'ift': Its Bearing Upon the Industry and Politics 
of the United States." Of the first work 23,000 
were published. 

In 18C2 Mr. Poor was chosen secretary of the 
corporators of the Union Pacific Railroad, who met 
for the purpose of orgauizing. Mr. Poor soon re- 
signed the office as incompatible with his other 

In 1864 Mr. Poor removed to Brookline, Mass., 
where he has since resided, spending a portion of 
the year at Andover, Me., on the spot selected by 
his maternal grandfatiier, aud occupying the house 
erected by him in 1791. 

'47.— Rev. Crosby H. Wheeler, D.D., a well-known 
missionary of the American Board, died at Auburn- 
dale, Mass., October 11, 1896. He was born in 
Hampden, Me., September 8, 1823. After being 
graduated from Bowdoin in 1847, he taught for a 
year or two and then entered the Bangor Theologi- 

cal Seminary, from which he was graduated iu 1852. 
The same year he was ordained into the ministry 
and placed over a society at Warren, Me., where 
he served four years. Then, ofieriug himself to the 
American Board, he was accepted and sailed for 
Smyrna in January, 1857. Six months later he 
ariived at Harpoot, there to remain save for occa- 
sional visits to this country. He was the founder 
and first president nf Euphrates College, and 
through this institution and in other ways he worked 
most successfully for the good of the Armenians. 
He married Susan A. Brookings of Woolwich, who 
aided him greatly in his missionary work. Together 
they published works to help the cause of the 
college at Harpoot, and they visited this country in 
the interest of the college. The following letter, 
signed by eight graduates of Euphrates College, 
Harpoot, Turkey, and one graduate of Central 
Turkey College, Aintab, Tuikey, shows the esteem 
with which he was held by the people among whom 
he labored : " We, the eight Armenian ministers of 
the Gospel, graduates of Euphrates College, labor- 
ing among our countrymen in various cities of 
Massachusetts and Rhode Island, convened at a 
ministers' meeting at 3 Allston Street, Boston, do 
hereby express our heartfelt gratitude to you, who 
have been the cause of our mental and moral edu- 
cation. Your memory will be everlastingly with 
us. We hope you will live in and through us. 
Yours was a life of self-denial aud patient diligence. . 
The world has been blessed by your life and work. 
God grant that our country may secure the desired 
freedom, so we may go back and continue the work 
which you began and continued so nobly and which 
is now in such a sad condition." 

'63.— The report that Hon. A. R. G. Smith had 
become a silver man and joined the Bryan forces 
must have been a political fabrication. Dr. Smith 
is still, as he always has been, a staunch Republican 
and a firm believer in the gold standard. 

'77.— Dr. Henry H. Smith was tendered a recep- 
tion at Machias before leaving for New Haven, 
Conn., where he will practice medicine in the future. 

Ex-'85. — Thomas Leigh, Jr., is on a stumping 
tour for the Republican party in the western states. 

Ex-'85. — Walter Mooers, who. was graduated 
from the Boston University Law School, last spring, 
has been admitted to the bar and has opened an 
office in Boston. 

.'89. — Rev. Edward R. Stearns and Miss Frances 
E. Voter were married at New Vineyard, Septem- 
ber 15th. 

'90. — Rev. "Walter R. Hunt has left his pastorate 



over tlie Unitarian Churcb at Dusbury, Mass., to 
take a position as assistant pastor of tlie largest 
Unitarian Church in Baltimore. 

'92. — At a meeting of the Law Students' Club 
of Portland, Thomas H. Gately, Jr , was elected 
president. W. M. Ingraham, '95, was elected a 
member of the executive committee. 

'94. — F. E. Briggs is teaching school at Bluehill. 

'94. — C. A. Flagg has a permanent position with 
the New York State Library Staff at Albany. Last 
June, in the civil service esamiuatious, he took very 
high rank. 

'95.— J. B. Roberts is engaged in the study of 
law at Albany. 

'95. — Harvey W. Thayer has been appointed 
instructor in French at Maine State College. 

'95. — John G. W. Knowlton is playing behind 
the line on the B. A. A. foot-ball team. 

©©liege WoAd. 

F. E. Steere, Brown, '94, who coached the Bow- 
doin ball nine last season, is in business in New 

The largest institution of lea-rning in the world 
is the University of Berlin, with an enrollment of 
8,343 students. 

Compulsory chapel attendance was abolished at 
Lehigh University with the opening of the college 
year. The students are reported to have expressed 
great joy at the announcement. 

Rutgers College is going to try the plan of abso- 
lute self-government for the students. 

The Hartford County alumnae of Mt. Holyoke 
Seminary have pledged themselves to raise funds 
to replace the structure recently burned. 

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Vol. XXVI,, No. 8.— October 28, 1896. 

Editorial Notes, 159 

Delta Upsilou Couvention, 161 

The Guardian of "Sweet Saints," 162 

A Midnight Sail, 164 

Bowdoin Verse: 

Modesty, 165 

An Open Letter, 165 

Cuba— 1896, 165 

A Question of Height (?), 165 

Collegii Tabula 166 

Athletics 169 

Y. M. C. A 170 

Personal, 171 

Book Reviews 173 

Thanksgiving recess the 
next number of the Orient will appear a 
few days earlier, and contributors will bear 
this in mind in sending in their work. 

NOT long ago the scientific world was startled 
by the discovery of the rauch-talked-of 
X-Ray, but it was reserved for a Bowdoin 
professor to invent apparatus by which the 
wonderful rays could be brought into prac- 
tical use, a feat almost equaling the original 
discovery. Not content with resting on these 
laurels, another son of Bowdoin, also a member 
of the Faculty, has proceeded further in phil- 
anthropic and scientific researches, this time, 
however, in a new direction. A surprising 
resulthas followed ; the newdisinfectinglamp, 
after having been put to the severest and 
most practical tests, has clearly demonstrated 
its utility, and is at present being brought 
into general use by leading sanitary experts 
throughout the country. Every Bowdoin 
man in the land may have a just feeling of 
pride in this, the most recent of the scientific 
achievements of Professor Robinson. 

D'CCORDING to custom, the Athletic 
/ ■■■ Association will soon meet to elect a 
captain and a manager for the coming sea- 
son's track team ; but before this is done the 
Orient wishes to offer a protest against the 



method now in vogue of electing tlie captain 
of the 'varsity team. It. is all very well for 
the managers of the various organizations to 
be chosen in mass-meetings, in fact it is the 
only proper manner; but there seems to be 
no reason, except that of precedent, for the 
captain to be thus elected. The foot-ball 
team, the base-ball team, the crews of former 
days, all chose their own leader, and why 
should the track team be deprived of this 
right, this privilege in fact? The members 
of the team know the individual worth of 
one another far better than a crowd of students 
hastily summoned together to perform this 
responsible duty. An error in this choice 
may severely handicap, ma}' indeed ruin a 
season's work, simply because the right man 
was not in the right place. Other colleges 
think best to leave this matter to their teams ; 
why should not we ? The question of what 
constitutes the 'varsity track team now 
comes before us. Is it the Worcester or the 
Waterville team? In the mind of the 
Orient it is the Worcester team which really 
holds this position, inasmuch as it com- 
prises the pick of all the candidates, and as 
the Waterville team has among its number a 
good many inexperienced men, who are taken 
more for practice and experiment than for 
their real athletic abilities. We trust the 
Athletic Committee may consider this ques- 
tion, and in case it finds favor in their eyes, 
the Orient hopes to see the captain for '97 
chosen by the 'varsity tea,m of '96. 

CLASS rivalry and spirit are both com- 
mendable and desirable in their proper 
places, but when they find expression in fre- 
quent rushes and "scraps" after the morning 
chapel exercises, it is time that restrictions 
be placed upon them. Even before the ser- 
vice is really at an end, cries of "Rush 'em 
out" and "Hold 'em in" are heard, and then 
ensues a grand m^lee pushing back and forth 
until one side or the other gains the advan- 

tage. To say nothing of the loss of our own 
self-respect, how must this look to an out- 
sider, who comes here in an impartial state 
of mind, knowing nothing of our ancient 
" customs," which are thus perpetuated? To 
say the least, this is below our dignity as ' 
college men, and moreover frequent appeals 
have been made to us by the Faculty to 
cease these unwarranted rushes and to reserve 
them for a place more suited to their character. 
Let us behave as is fitting while at chapel, 
and if the spirit of the under classes needs 
some vent for its exuberance, let them renew 
the old practice of having a cane rush, or 
better, let them try their prowess at the rope- 
pull which was postponed from the first week 
of the term. Whatever is done, let chapel 
rushes be blqtted out from our programme of 
the morning service. 

/^UITE often the Orient makes appeals 
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obtaining material for its columns, but rarely 
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financially. As all in college and some out 
know, the present board of editors have suc- 
ceeded in obtaining a room in which to 
carry on the work, and* also where those 
interested in other college journals can 
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with a view of giving others the benefit of 
what we enjoy and of increasing the interest 
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zealously advanced the college interests for 
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jeeringly remark that there is not life enough 
left in our once active body to issue a suc- 
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affords us much interest and gives us a 
name among institutions like our own. 

Walk up to the business manager "un- 
duned " and pay your old subscription even 
if it causes you to economize for a week 
or two. We must not let fall what our fathers 

DURING the last few years there has been 
an increased demand for college stories, 
and to meet this, certain undergraduates, 
sometimes graduates, have taken it into 
their hands to gather up the various tra- 
ditions, custoais, and historical items, and to 
print them in an attractive and readable vol- 
ume. These books have not met the demand, 
but have rather stimulated it, so that already 
such dainty volumes as the "Harvard Sto- 
ries," and "Princeton Tales," have appeared 
and found a read}'' sale, not onlj'' on account 
of their sentiment and associations, but also 
for their intrinsic literary value. 

Surely Bowdoin has an almost unlimited 
supply of traditions upon which to draw, 
and why should she not produce as valuable 
a book as certain of her younger, in truth 
as certain of her older, sisters have? Such 
a book would serve the triple purpose of 
preserving the good old traditions of the 
past, of encouraging college spirit at present, 
and of showing to young men about to make 
a choice of their Abna Mater that Bowdoin 
has as glorious a past, as successful a present, 
and as brilliant a future as any of the col- 

leges of the country. There ought surely to 
be some Bowdoin man who would undertake 
this important work, especially since there 
are enticing prospects, not only of literary 
fame, but also of pecuniary reward, a feature 
of much importance in these days of the 
"survival of the fittest." 

Delta Upsilon Convention. 

TT7HE sixty-second annual convention of 
■^' the Delta Upsilon fraternity was held 
with the Tufts Chapter, at Tufts College, 
October 22d and 23d. The business ses- 
sions were, however, held at the Quiucy 
House, in Boston, and here also were the 
headquarters of the different convention 
committees. A reception was given the 
delegates in the hotel parlors, on the evening 
of the 21st, by the alumni of the fraternity 
living in and around Boston. 

The roll call Thursday morning showed 
every chapter, save one, represented. The 
Chapters of Harvard, Technology, and Tufts 
attended in a body. The Colby chapter also 
had a delegation of ten men present. 

The first day of the convention was occu- 
pied with the reading of the chapter reports 
and the usual routine of business. At 5.30 
P.M. lunch was served to the delegates and 
visiting brethren, at the Tufts chapter 
house at College Hill. At 7.30 p.m. the 
public exercises were held in Goddard 
Chapel, Tufts College. The history of the 
fraternity was given by Willard S. Small, 
Tufts, '94, and the oration by President 
Beniah L. Whitman, Brown, '87. At the 
close of the exercises a reception was given 
in Metcalf Hall to the visiting delegates and 
friends, by the charming and comely co-eds 
of the college. 

Friday morning the adjourned business 
session was resumed. Representatives from 
the Phi Rho society of Wesleyan University 
were present, and for the third time applied 



for a charter to the fraternity. Final action 
in tlie matter was , deferred until the next 
annual convention. 

At 1.30 P.M. came final adjournment, and 
after having dined, the delegates proceeded 
in a body to visit the chapter houses of the 
Technology, Tufts, and Harvard chapters. 
Lunch was served by the Harvard brothers. 

At 8 P.M. a party of two hundred Delta 
Upsilon men attended the Tremont The.atre 
and witnessed Frank Daniels, in "The Wiz- 
ard of the Nile." Beautiful banners of the 
"gold and blue," with the fraternity mono- 
gram inscribed thereOn, had been suspended 
from the boxes on either side by zealous 
friends of Delta Upsilon among the fair sex. 
The leading lady of the opera was also 
gowned in a smart costume of the fraternity 
colors, and when she appeared before the 
foot-lights she was received by the boys with 
three rousing rounds of cheers. Between 
the acts, the orchestra rendered sevei'al se- 
lections of Delta Upsilon music, fraternity 
songs were sung, and the different chapter 
yells given. 

The banquet was held at the Nottingham, 
directly after the theatre party. Professor 
John F. Genung, Union, '70, presiding as 
toast-master. Responses were made by A. 
A. Gleason, Harvard, '86; Ellis J. Thomas, 
Williams, '88; Hubert C. Wykoff, Califor- 
nia, '97; H. E. Starr, Brown, '97; and 
several others. Words of advice and en- 
couragement as well as of mirth and merri- 
ment stirred the heart of every delegate, and 
each and every one returned home deter- 
mined to impart a new life and vigor to 
his own wee chapter, and make it, if possible, 
the shining light of the whole fraternity 
roll. George S. Bean, '97, represented the 
Bowdoin chapter. 

The Harvard-Princeton debate will be held at 
Princeton, December 5th. The choice of a subject 
belongs to Princeton. 

The Guardian of "Sweet Saints." 

TJOUND northward from Saint Agnes, we 
■t-' had planned on supping with the fat 
little inn-keeper at Mayberry Downs on 
Aston stream, but as good fortune would 
have it, the rear tire of our tandem became 
attached to a tack. Saint Michael only knows 
how a tack ever found its way to this land 
of carpetless floors and turkey maids. My 
mate, the poet, was for stopping at the parish 
house to recuperate body, soul, and wheel. 
Methinks, on consideration, the presence of 
an institution of the Holy Catholic Churcli 
influenced him wonderfully, and certainly 
the name did have a comfortable sound, the 
Convent of Sainte Refugia. 

It was nearly four by the dial on the little 
church of Sainte Francesca, eight miles back, 
and we had a good two miles — a peasant told 
us 'twas "four meels good, if it pleases, sir " — 
to the home of the pious priest. The local 
ideas ol distance were always to be taken at 
about half price. 

The sight that was unfolded to us as we 
came over the last hillock, of a small bit of 
plain nestled away in hovering arms of two 
green hills — and green hills of fair Scotia, 
too — of a double row of gray stone buildings 
witli a large court-yard between, and gardens 
and lanes and the cosiest little gray chapel, 
quite took away every reason for attempting 
to reach Mayberry Downs, which was ten 
miles distant, on a temporarj' patched tire. 
The only house except the convent buildings 
was the snug little stone cottage of the 
deacon in charge. No answer came to our 
repeated knocks, so we decided to make the 
necessary repairs on the wheel and await 
the coming of our hoped-for host. 

The sweet-toned and soft chimes had cel- 
ebrated the angelus, and the little line of 
black-robed figures had come out of the 
chapel, perhaps a quarter of a mile away, 
before the personage, whose hospitality we 
were about to tax, made his appearance along 



the trim lane that connected his cottage with 
his charge. We were botli startled ; we had 
expected an old man and gvay, with tottering 
step, and murmuring prayers by the yard. 
Instead, a young head of closely-cropped 
light hair, and a face which seemed to us far 
too beautiful to grace a convent wall. The 
figure was that of an athlete, but bent in 
deep meditation. 

Despite our rising and doffing our caps 
as he neared the cottage, he appeared not to 
notice us, and entered his humble door. But 
later he came out, and, apologizing for his 
rudeness, bade us enter. The first room was 
as innocent of ornament as the cold stones of 
his cottage ; but another room into which he 
took us showed us not the cowled priest but 
the college man ; for here in one corner was 
a cosy divan, on which lay a Class of '89 
pillow and numerous "sister" pillows, and 
overhead hung German rapiers, foils, broad- 
swords, and, as if to crown all, a Cuban 
rnachete with half of the blade gone. But 
what attracted our attention most was a 
tattered Cuban flag gracefully arranged about 
a full-length photograph of a tall athletic 
soldier with curly light hair, dressed in the 
uniform of a Cuban lieutenant. The pictures 
of college cricket teams and foot-ball teams 
were all in favored places. After our rather 
reticent host had left us to our evil devices, 
we espied the same light head and well-knit 
frame in every picture, and especially evident 
was it in a large picture of a boat's crew, that 
hung under crossed oar-blades over the large 
stone fire-place. A curtain of deer skins 
hung between this odd den and the chamber. 
The effect of these decorations on the bare 
plaster walls and floor was delightfully 
unique. Fur rugs and mats gave a peculiar 
warmth to the room, and a roaring fire in 
the fire-place sent a glow over all the walls 
as we sat on the rugs and ate our barley 

I suppose the silence that held sway while 

we were eating was what they call an eloquent 
silence. We were so deeply moved by the 
circumstances that could send a man of seem- 
ingly so worldly a temperament to a life-long 
exile in a land where no man knows his 
neighbor and where all luxuries are foreign, 
so deeply moved that we could but respect 
the silent meditation of our host. I never 
thanked the day that I bought a little college 
pin more in my life ; for that alone unsealed 
for a minute the lips of our clerical hero of 
romance. He seemed almost to tremble in 
his endeavor to conceal his story. Having 
gathered up the earthen porridge bowls, he 
went to an old leather chest and from the 
bottom brought forth a comrjion briar pipe 
of bull-dog pattern and a can of tobacco, and 
holding them up, he said : " Gentlemen, you 
bring me the vision of a merry past, a past 
that was buried with this dear old friend of 
my college days, two years ago. You, save 
the bishop, are the only gentlemen I have 
seen in that period." 

The human machines who ride a century 
every day for a month do not smoke, I am 
told; but the real tourist who does not ride 
to see how much he can ride, but to see how 
well he can ride, never fails to add to his five 
or ten pounds of luggage his faithful pipe, or 
rather he takes his pipe and then adds as 
much baggage as he cares to carry so far. 

The beams of satisfaction that floated 
across and settled on our host's face made 
our own dumb sympathies more appreciated. 
And a magnificent sight he was as he lay 
outstretched on a mammoth bear skin, his 
well-knit body and trained muscles plainly 
defined in the knickerbockers and white silk 
blouse that he wore under his long outdoor 
robe with its cowl. 

Suddenly he seized the brown cloister 
cloak and bade us walk with him to the con- 
vent garden for a breath of air, he said, but 
rather, I think, for a^ diversion from the con- 
versation, which was rapidly nearing the fatal 



goal of his romance. "Gentlemen," he said, 
as we entered the garden, where peach and 
almond trees rustled softly in the gentle 
breeze and where all was made sweet with 
jessamine and rare jonquil, "every foot of 
this precious plot is hallowed by the hands 
of the chaste maidens here, whose only recre- 
ation lies in digging and making beautiful 
this garden. Six years ago T was as unfit to 
be guardian of so many sweet saints as either 
of yon. Old Yale never fitted me for such 
work. My parents were Baptists." In such 
short and unconnected sentences our strange 
entertainer talked and walked all the while. 

"Such things often send a man to the 
devil," answered the Yale man of '89 to our 
-curious gazing at a small portrait, done in 
water-color, of a divinely beautiful woman, 
whose large black eyes seemed to wonder- 
fully stimulate a fellow's emotional senses. 
In the mai'gin with the artist's name was 
"The Countess of Monesco." 

A Midnight Sail. 

0NE Sunday night, while at boarding 
school, I went to bed as usual and was 
soon lost in slumber in the land of Nod. 
After sleeping what I supposed to be a very 
long time I was awakened by the rising bell, 
but, curious to say, it rang with an uncom- 
monly business-like sound, and seemed to be 
quite close to me. I opened my e3'es and 
looked upward, and to my great astonish- 
ment beheld not the ceiling, but a towering 
mass of ropes, spars, sails, and rigging. Fore 
and aft I could see the red and green lights 
on the bow and stern of what seemed to be a 
great ship. The bell struck ei^ht times while 
the watch called out "eight bells," a.nd I 
knew it was midnight. Suddenly something 
struck me in the head and I knew no more 
till a rough hand seized my shoulder and a 
man's voice said, "Here, captain, here is one 
of those dirty stowaways." I felt very weak, 
but managed to stammer out to the captain 

that I was a St. Paul's boy, and that I had 
no idea how I got aboard the ship. Taking 
me for a half-lunatic he insisted I was a 
stowaway, and sent me down to the cook to 
shell peas. 

Thus we sailed some three weeks, till 
about the 17th of August we were off the 
Island of Sumatra, when from a little bay,^ 
several Malay natives put forth and gave us 
chase. They were evidently pirates and 
would make short work if they caught us. 
Rapidly they gained upon us and at last were 
but an eighth of a mile away, when a Malay 
coming out on the bowsprit and making a 
trumpet with his hand, shouted, "Sagamos- 
tarratomki punto sonalio," which the inter- 
preter said meant "Heave to." Our captain 
took no notice of this polite request, but 
they steadily overtook us and came along- 
side. At once they began to board our ship, 
black, ferocious-looking men with knives as 
sharp as razors. A terrible struggle ensued, 
during which I was knocked senseless. Upon 
regaining consciousness I found myself lying 
on a Malay boat, where I could hear my 
companions groaning and weeping as they 
thought of the terrible fate before them, that 
of walking the plank. At last our eyes 
were unbandaged and we were placed in 
line. Every sixth man was butchered, while 
the rest were led one by one to a plank pro- 
jecting ovei' the side, from the end of which 
they were cast headlong to the hungry sharks 
below. One by one we were led to our fate 
and pushed into the sea. Despite my cries 
and groans I was brought out and prepared 
for this cruel death. As I struck the water 
with a tremendous splash — just then a loud 
voice exclaimed, "Shut up, do let us have a 
little sleep to-night!" Awakening, I found 
myself in bed wet to the skin by a glass of 
water which some one had thrown over me 
to stop my talking. I got up, changed my 
clothes, and never again ate the combina- 
tion of hash and griddle cakes for supper. 



Sowdoin ^ep§0. 

Some of them, I begin to think. 

Don't know I'm here at all. 


Well, I must close; just one thing more, 

Please send at once some " mun." 

' Modesty. 

I'm almost strapped. No more to-day. 

"I do not like the fall," said she, 


And blushed so fair. 

Your loving son. 

"For then on every bush and tree 

The limbs are bare. 

Cuba— 1896. 

" But Nature's rash immodesty 

Night, and the darkness of hell ; 

In spring is gone, 

Flashing of fires ; 

For then the limbs of every tree 

Hideous fiends that yell, 

Have bloomers on." 

Crushing in mad pell-mell 

Children and sires ; 

All that glory and gain 

An Open Letter. 

May be the boast of Spain ! 

Dear Ma : 

I wish I were at home. 

Wasted from shore unto shore 

I don't think I like college ; 

Through the long years; 

I never thought it was so hard 

Trodden by armed hosts o'er ; 

This searching after knowledge. 

Stained by her patriots' gore ; 

Some fellows they call Sophomores 

Dripping with tears; 

Keep me in constant terror. 

Every field of cane 

I dare not say my soul's my own 

Hissing defiance to Spain ! 

For fear I'll make an error. 

Outraged queen of the seas,— 

They make us all take off our hats 

Hear ye her call ? 

And bow whene'er we pass; 

Bleeding and crushed to her knees, 

We wouldn't do it, but, you see, 

Pleading to every breeze ; — 

They have a great big class. 

Shame on us all ! 

While ours is small, and, furthermore, 

Never may triumph again 

We have no self-reliance. 

Sit on the banners of Spain ! 

For we have only one big man, 

While all the Sophs are giants. 

for the morning light 

Over the sea, 

The Juniors I can't understand ; 

Guiding those in the right, 

There is no use denying 

Making forever bright 

That they are all good friends to us, 

Cuba the free ;. 

Yet they are always trying 

Scorning to dust again 

To get us in some scrap or rush; 

Tyrants and fiends of Spain ! 

I really wish they wouldn't. 

We have to go, but sometimes, ma, 

It seems as if we couldn't. 

A Question of Height (?). 

If they are friends I cannot see 

When I with Phillis so petite 

What pleasure can be found 

Am walking out upon the street. 

For them in watching Sophomores 

And see admiring glances cast 

Bang us poor Freshmen round. 

At her by each one who goes past. 

I think small girls are best. 

The Seniors I don't know at all. 

I guess they're pretty old. 

And when with Maude, so queenly tall. 

And great friends with the Faculty — 

I promenade around the hall, 

At least that's what I'm told. 

And know I'm drawing many a glance 

They don't have much to do with us. 

Of envy as we tread the dance, 

It makes me feel quite small. 

I think tall girls are best. 



But wben on Grace I chance to call, 
Who isn't short nor very tall, 
But simply Grace; well, if I tried, 
I couldn't be more satisfied, — 
I know that Grace is best. 

Captain Haines has been 
practicing the batteries for next 
year's base-ball team every day for 
some time past. Bowdoiu will not 
want for pitchers next year. Besides 
Bodge, '97, and Libby, '99, of last year's 
team, there are, for next year, Williams, '98, Green- 
law, '.99, and Bacon, 1900. 

Tennis has gone. 

Levi Turner, '86, was on the campus last week. 

Neagle, '99, has returned after several v?eeks 

The annual catalogue of the college is to come 
out soon. 

1900 had a very effective banner swaying aloft 
at chapel recently. 

In their new class sweaters the Freshmen appear 
quite " up to date." 

Rev. R. K. Sewall, '37, lately made a short call 
upon his Alma Mater. 

The Senior and Junior Divisions in Latin are 
reading Tacitus this year. 

But one more game and Bowdoin's foot-ball 
season of 1896 is at an end. 

The Greek Division of the Sophomore Class is 
reading Euripides this term. 

The Freshman foot-ball team played Thornton 
Academy at Saco, November 7th. 

Ice has formed several times around the water 
pipes. Get in your winter's coal ! 

Wheeler, '98, was engaged in special telegraphic 
work in Portland on election night. 

Chamberlain, '93, of the Harvard Medical 
School, was on the campus last week. 

Hull, '97, was away week before last coaching 
the Fryeburg Academy foot-ball team. 

Many of the students celebrated the victory of 
McKinley by patronizing the electrics. 

President Hyde was the representative of Bow- 
doin at the recent Princeton celebration. 

In the absence of L. P. Libby, '99, Baxter, '98, 
officiated as organist at last Sunday's chapel. 

Quite a number of the students attended the 
Republican celebrations at Portland and Bath. 

Professor Woodruff has been conducting a com- 
petitive prize examination in the New Testament. 

The heavy rains caused the library to leak a 
trifle, but Mr. Simpson & Co. soon remedied the evil. 

The students are looking forward with high ex- 
pectations to the Thanksgiving recess. Only two 
weeks longer to wait! 

The Republican students are elated, as well 
they may be, over the election returns. Their rally 
surely was not in vain. 

The jury has decided that the expenses of the 
observance of Hallowe'en be appended to the term 
bills of the Sophomores. 

Pay your foot-ball subscription, and if you have 
not been interviewed, walk up and volunteer to 
help out the association. 

The foot-ball team returned from their long 
absence much tired out and glad to get back, though 
all reported a pleasant trip. 

Adams Building is being decorated with a side- 
walk, which adds greatly to the convenience of 
pedestrians in that vicinity. 

Still they are called the Class of Nineteen Hun- 
dred. Can not some briefer appellation be found 
which will find popular favor? 

The Freshman division in drawing is making 
rapid progress, and the course already has proved 
itself a most practical success. 

Professor Woodruff represented Bowdoin at the 
meeting of the Association of New England Col- 
leges, held at Tufts week before last. 

The chapel bell was minus a tongue after Hal- 
lowe'en, but a hammer judiciously used by Mr. 
Simpson served as an effective substitute. 

White, '97, has for some time been sick and out 
of college. This fact, perhaps, accounts for the 
late dilapidated condition of the chapel choir. 

Rev. Mr. Cutler, Class of '83, formerly instructor 
of English Literature at Bowdoiu, addressed the 
students in chapel, Sunday afternoon, October 25th. 

Professor Garcelon of Auburn has begun his 



winter's work iu banjo, mandolin, and guitar in- 
struction, and several students have joined his 

Massachusetts climate seemed to have a bad 
effect upon the foot-ball men. Nearly all of them 
contracted rheumatism, and some were quite broken 
up with it. 

Among the late arrivals at the library are the 
following : 

Sir George Tressady (2 vols.), Mrs. Humphrey Ward. 

The House, Eugene Field. 

France in the XIX. Century, Elizabeth W. Latimer. 

La Belle Nivernaise, Alphonse Daudet. 

Tales of Fantasy and Fact, Brander Matthews. 

Dictionary of Modern Greek, Gannaris. 

Books and their Makers iu the Middle Ages, Putnam. 

Gymnastics, Steelier. 

The library has also purchased a complete set of 
the works of Stevenson. It includes, besides his 
longer stories and romances, his short stories, bis 
essays, books of travel, and his poems and ballads. 
This addition will be generally appreciated. 

Thanksgiving is almost here. One thing that 
most Bowdoiu men are thankful for is that they 
will eat a good fat McKinley turkey instead of a 
lank Bryan fowl, this fall. 

There should be a big crowd go up to Lewis- 
ton to cheer the foot-ball team to victory. Bates 
will take the brace of her life, and old Bowdoin 
will need to use all her spirit to win. 

The Bowdoin orchestra is doing a lucrative 
business at local assemblies. It has been engaged 
to furnish music for the Poverty Ball on November 
2.'ith, which promises to be a grand success. 

"Are you going down .to hear the returns?" was 
the question of the day, Tuesday, and many of the 
students took advantage of the opportunity and 
heard of McKinley's victory on special wires. 

The number of books taken from the library in 
October was 821 ; on the 26th 95 were charged, the 
largest number of any one day; 26 books a day 
throughout the month, on the average, wei'e charged. 

The Sophomore Class has elected its list of 
speakers for the prize declamations on December 
17th: Briggs, Cram, L. L. Cleaves, Dana, Dutton, 
Jennings, Lavertu, Moulton, Nason, Philoon, W. 
H. Smith, Sturgis. 

The electric cars are at last able to cross the 
railroad track and spin around the college campus. 
Their merry buzz is often useful iu arousing the 
nodding student to a realization of his surroundings 
during the long and dreary hours of recitation. 

'Ninety-nine sprung its "turkey" supper at 
about half-past eight, Monday evening. They 
made lots of noise and, as customary, left the re- 
mains of the turkeys, in way of bones and dressing, 
scattered around the chapel, as a proof of the 

The sentiment of Golden Autumn has been 
rather charred by the burning of the leaves on the 
campus. The efficient services of the Brunswick 
Fire Department were not needed this year to 
quench the conflagration. Perhaps Mr. Simpson 
burned the leaves in the day time for this particular 

The Library Building Fund has just received a 
bequest of $8,000 from the trustees of the late 
Joseph Walker estate, of Portland. Mr. Walker 
left his estate for " educational purposes in Cumber- 
land County." Owing to the present financial de- 
pression the market value of these securities is 
about $5,000. 

The last themes of the term will be due Novem- 
ber 17th. The subjects are as follows: 

1. Williani Morris's Social Views. 

2. The Place of the Bible in Literature. 

3. Trial by Jury: Is It a Failure ? 

i. College Education for Business Men. 

1. Some of My Friends in Fiction. 

2. A Description of a Painting in the Art Building. 

3. Should the President be Elected by Direct Vote of 

the People? 

4. How the College Student "Wastes His Time. 

In the " Lit&rary Digest" of October 31, 1896, 
President Hyde's theory of the "Fall of Man" re- 
ceives consideration and justly attracts much atten- 
tion. This is but one of the many instances in 
which the Faculty of Bowdoin have been recognized 
in the literary and scientific world as authorities in 
their respective branches of learning. 

The lecture season has just commenced, and 
Bowdoin bids fair to have as large a quota of lect- 
urers upon the platform as usual. Among the lect- 
ures already scheduled are, Professor Chapman, on 
Robert Burns, at Deering, October 29th ; and on 
March 15th, before the Central Club of Bangor. 
Professor Robinson will also deliver a lecture upon 
the X-rays before this club December 1st. Gen. 
J. L. Chamberlain will address the Deering Club, 
November 12th, on "Gettysburg." 

There are in the neighborhood of twenty can- 
didates for the Mandolin and Guitar Club. The / 
Banjo Club will be separate from the Mandolin Club 



this year for convenience in the selection of music. 
Most of the concert selections are not arranged for 
both banjo and mandolin and so have to be spec- 
ially arrauged. This task has always been an 
expensive and laborious burden to the leaders in 
the past. 

The Okient is in receipt of this open letter 
which' is self-explanatory. The foot-ball team by 
this is made to realize that its success is as care- 
fully, perhaps more carefully, watched by alumni 
thaa by under-graduates, if such could be possible. 

Albany, N. Y., October 30, 1896. 
Editors of the Boiodoin Orient : 

Atthemonthly meeting of the Bowdoin Club of Albany, 
last night, the following resolutions were adopted: 

Whereas, We, as Bowdoin Alumni, have watched with 
much interest the record of the Bowdoin eleven which, 
although handicapped in many ways, has pluckily upheld 
the honor of old Bowdoin against their heavier opijonents; 
Resolved, That it seems litting for us to take this oppor- 
tunity to express our appreciation of their good work. 
C. A. Flagg, 
R. P. Plaisted, 
J. B. Roberts, 
Committee for Bowdoin Club of Albany. 

The Deutscher Verein, which was organized last 
year by the Senior German Division, will be con- 
tinued this year by '97. The Vereiu met last Thurs- 
day evening with Professor Files, and the following 
officers were chosen : Vorsitsender, H. M. Varrell ; 
Sehriftivart, P. W. Davis; Hasseuwart, C. L. Blake. 
Meetings will be held monthly with the different 
members of the Verein. The members are to fur- 
nish original papers upon the German authors, and 
these are to be read at the Verein meetings. 

The observance of Hallowe'en was kept by '99 
in a somewhat different manner than has been 
usually the custom. The class should be congratu- 
lated on not attempting to block up the chapel 
vestibule as has been the custom for years. The 
attempts are never successful and always mean a 
large bill of expense. The Muses were disturbed 
from their altars in the Temple. Grotesque and 
terrible were the examples of Sophomoric art upon 
its sacred walls. But the irrepressible disciple and 
successor of Mr. Booker outdid '99 with their own 
colors, and noon brought forth a miniature Massa- 
chusetts Hall, done in red by a true-born artist. 

The new college debating society, to be known 
as the George Evans Debating Society, was duly 
organized last Wednesday in the Senior room in 
Memorial Hall. All members of the college are 
eligible to membership. All interested in debating 

should hand their names to the secretary and be- 
come active members of the society. Professor 
Mitchell of Rhetoric has been especially active in 
its organization, while Professors Chapman and 
Johnson are also deeply interested. The following 
ofiicers were elected at the organization : President, 
Philoon; 1st Vice-President, Dutton ; 2d Vice- 
President, Thompson; Secretary, L. P. Libby; 
Treasurer, W. T. Libby; Executive Committee, 
Philoon, Briggs, Dana, Greenlaw, L. L. Cleaves. 
All the offieers are from '99. 

Mr. P. Hopkinson Smith, the architect, artist, and 
writer, will read from his own works, in Brunswick, 
on Thursday, November 19th, under the auspices 
of the Saturday Club. Mr. Smith ("Hop" Smith, 
as his friends call him) has a beautiful painting in 
water colors in the Art Building, entitled "After- 
noon on the Riva.". He will, it is expected, arrive 
in Brunswick in the afternoon and so be able to look 
through the Art Building. This is an exceptional 
opportunity for the students as well as for others 
to see and hear one of the most brilliant writers of 
the day. Later in the year Professor Hutchins will 
lecture before the Club on the Roentgen ray. An- 
other attraction offered by the Saturday Club, this 
fall, is some personal recollections of Holmes, 
Lowell, -and Whittier, by Julia Ward Howe. 

While target shooting, recently, with a friend 
in Groveton, Vt., Captain Home of the track team 
was accidentally shot through the muscles of his 
leg, between the thigh and knee. The bullet, 
which was of 32 calibre, went in near the thigh 
joint, and continued its course lengthwise of the leg. 
For the reason that it is not known how far down 
the bullet proceeded, the doctors have been as yet 
unable to remove it. There is little doubt but that 
the accident will terminate Captain Home's hurd- 
ling career. What this would mean to Bowdoiu's 
athletics it is impossible to estimate. That Captain 
Home was only at the beginning of his athletic 
prowess, it is certain. While numerous victories 
have been his, every one felt that even more and 
greater were to be his before he should choose to 
close his glorious career upon the cinder path. 
The 10 or 15 points that were confessedly his at 
Worcester next year, are small in comparison with 
the influence and impetus that a man of such ability 
would put into every other man of the team. 
Captain Home has undoubtedly brought more 
distinction to Bowdoin in field athletics than any 
other man, and perhaps more than any other man 
in any of the other branches of athletics. 



The rally of the Bowdoin College Republican 
Club, Wednesday night, was an ideal college rally 
with unbounded enthusiasm. At 7.30 the college 
Republicans, having assembled in front of Memorial 
Hall, marched in a body 200 strong to Town Hall 
to the stirring strains of "Old Phi Chi" and the 
Bowdoin yell, the cheering being continued until 
all were settled in the seats reserved in the front of 
the hall. The Bowdoin College orchestra played 
at intervals throughout the evening. When the 
president of the club, White, '97, arose to open the 
meeting, nine rousing "Rahs" were given for 
McKinley and Hobart. And when President White 
introduced President Hyde as the first speaker of 
the evening every college man iu the hall arose and 
gave him an ovation long to be remembered. Pres- 
ident Hyde's remarks embraced the five great ques- 
tions confrontiug the American people, namely, the 
tariff, pensions, civil service reform, arbitration, and 
currency. In closing. President Hyde said that 
this year the Republican party stands for justice to 
all, while the Democratic party stands for repudia- 
tion and for favor to a class, regardless of law and 
honor. The closing paragraphs of President Hyde's 
remarks were loudly cheered. President White 
next introduced Hon. Orville D. Baker of Augusta, 
Bowdoin, '68. , Mr. Baker's address was resplendent 
with brilliant flashes of eloquence and rhetoric. 
From the very first he was thoroughly iu touch 
with the college sympathies. Often the applause 
prevented him from continuing for a considerable 
time. His address was that of a college man to 
college men, and without doubt was one of the 
finest ever heard in Brunswick. The currency 
question received- the weight of Mr. Baker's atten- 
tion, and he gave a clear and concise statement of 
the question, interspersed with frequent stories and 
anecdotes which kept the audience in a continual 
roar of laughter. His comparison of the fluctua- 
tion of the commercial value of silver with the 
ever-flowing tides of the ocean of nations was most 
eloquent. At the close of Mr. Baker's address the 
students arose in a body at the signal of Merrill, 
'98, who led all the cheering of the evening, and 
gave three rousing cheers for Mr. Baker. Au in- 
formal reception was held after the meeting, when 
the members of the club were presented to Mr. 


The West Point Cadets number 332, including 
one foreigner, receiving instruction by special order 
of Congress. 

Dartmouth, 26 ; Bowdoiii, 10. 
Bowdoin was defeated by Dartmouth on the 
28th by the score of 26 to 10. The game was des- 
perately fought from start to finish, and the weak- 
ness of Dartmouth's line was very evident. Bow- 
doin made repeated gains through the tackles, and 
on a criss-cross play, Veazie made a brilliant run of 
75 yards, and scored a touchdown. The Associated 
Press dispatch says : " Comparing the teams of this 
and last year, Bowdoin is much stronger, and Dart- 
mouth weaker. The Dartmouth team is especially 
weak on the offensive, and must wenderfuliy im- 
prove if they win the tri-collegiate series. The 
Bowdoin men are stocky and quick, playing the 
game for every bit there is in it." 

Bowdoin kicked off and Dartmouth made several 
good gains through the line. After seven minutes' 
play, Eckstrom secured the first toucbdown, and 
McCornack kicked the goal. 

In this half two more touchdowns and goals 
were secured by Buell and Edwards, and the ball 
was in the possession of Dartmouth when time was 
called. Score— Dartmouth, 18; Bowdoin, 0. 

During the first half Bowdoin seemed dazed, 
but when the second half opened she began her 
last year's method of losing iu the first half but 
tying the score in the second. Dartmouth kicked 
off and soon obtained the ball on downs, when Buell 
was sent over the line for another touchdown. The 
goal was missed. 

On the next kick-off, Bowdoin caught the ball 
and tried the criss-cross. Veazie repeated his 
Maine State performance, and dashed across the fine 
for a touchdown after a run of 75 yards. Clarke 
kicked the goal. The Dartmouth team had now 
become " rattled," and soon after the next kick- 
off they lost the ball on the 35-yard line. The Bow- 
doin team now braced up wonderfully and Stock- 
bridge and Clarke made some long gains. Clarke's 
bucking the centre was phenomenal; by 5 and 10 
yard gains he slowly but surely pushed the ball 
over the goal line for the second touchdown, but he 
failed at the goal.' Dartmouth was given the ball 
for holding on the next play, and soon her backs 
had gotten it down near the posts, and Crolius 
made a touchdown but no goal was kicked. Dart- 
mouth had the ball when time was called. The 
Bowdoin men played a steady up-hill game and 










Capt. McCornack. ( 

Perkins, Boyle. j 

Eckstrom, Whalen. 




Capt. Stearns. 


Gould, French. 





have the satisfaction of being the first team to score 
against Dartmouth on their new Alumni Oval. 
The liue-up was as follows: 

Left End. 
Left Tackle. 
Left Guard. 


Right Guard. 

Right Tackle. 

Right End. 

Quarterback. Moulton. 

Left Halfback. Kendall. 

Right Halfback. Stanwood. 

Fullback. Clarke. 

Score — Dartmouth, 26; Bowdoin, 10. Touchdowns— 
Buell, 2; Eckstrom, Edwards, Crolius, Veazie, Clarke. 
Goals from touchdowns — McCornack, 3; Clarke. Umpire, 
Dr. Edward Jones. Referee, Prof. E. H. Carleton. Lines- 
men, Ryan and Brett. Time, two 25-minute halves. At- 
teudance, 500. 

Bowdoin, 10; Andover, 0. 

Bowdoin lined up against the Andover team at 
Andover on the 3Ist, and defeated them by the 
score of 10 to 0. The contest was too one-sided to 
be of much interest, since Bowdoin had everything 
her own way, and had it not been for the team's 
crippled condition the score would have been much 
larger. Andover started with the kick-off, and 
Bowdoin advanced the ball to the 35-yard line, 
where they were held for downs. Barker punted, 
but, as Bowdoin muffed the ball Halladay secured 
it, and Barker punted again. Stetson, who was 
standing behind the goal line, caught the ball, 
thereby making a touchback. Andover claimed it 
was a safety, but referee Brett did not allow it as 
such. Bowdoin scored six points in the first half, 
Clarke making the touchdown and kicking the goal. 
In the second half Clarke again scored after the ball 
had been up and down the field many times. He 
missed the goal. Clarke's playing was the feature 
of Bowdoin's game. Stanwood and Ives also gained 
much ground. 

Bowdoin played a swift, steady game, but fum- 
bled badly on punts. Andover soon found out it 
was useless to try either the line or the ends, so 
resorted to punting. 'Murphy was compelled to 
retire on account of a dislocated shoulder. 

The line-up was as follows : 
Bowdoin. Andover. 

Stearns. Left End. Schreiber. 

Stockbridge. Left Tackle. Ellis, Funk. 

French. Left Guard. Bartley. 

Shute. Center. Halladay. 

Spear. Right Guard. demons, Ellis. 

Murphy, Gould. Right Tackle. Simmons, Swift. 

Left Guard 

Right Guard. 
Right Tackle. 
Veazie. Right End. 

Moulton. Quarterback. 

Stanwood, Stetson. Left Halfback. 
Kendall, Ives. Right Halfback. 

Clarke. Fullback. 





Score — Bowdoin, 10; Andover, 0. Touchdowns— Clarke, 
2. Goal from touchdown — Clarke. Umpire — Brett, Bow- 
doin. Referee— J. H. Knapp of Yale. Time— 50m. At- 
tendance— 600, Linesmen, Ames of Andover, and Wiggin 
of Bowdoin. 

Thornton Academy, 22 ; Bowdoin, 1900, 0. 
The Freshman foot-ball team was defeated by 
the Thornton Academy boys at Saco, 22 to 0. The 
Freshmen were unable to make any considerable 
gains, while Thornton gained at will. Chapman 
and Clark played the best game for 1900. Although 
a number of Bowdoin supporters were present they 
had no opportunity to make themselves known. 

The line-up was as follows : 
Thornton Academy. Bowdoin, 1900. 









H. Cole. 




J. Dow. 


Right End. 
Right Tackle. 
Right Guard. 

Left Guard. 
Left Tackle. 
Left End. 
Armstrong. Left Halfback. Clark. 

Bradford. Right Halfback. Levensaler. 

Cole. Quarterback. Spear. 

Dow. Fullback. Babb. 

Score — Thornton Academy, 22 ; Bowdoin, 1900, 0. 
Referees — Fairfield, Bowdoin, '99; Hodgdon, Thornton, 
'95. Linesmen — Twombly of Thornton, and Webster of 
Bowdoin. Time — 40 minutes. Attendance, 500. 

Russell, '97, led the meeting on October 29th. 

Professor Houghton delivered the address before 
the Y. M. C. A. at the Sunday meeting on the 1st. 
His subject was the "Defects of Excellencies," and 
in the course of his remarks he told how almost all 
people have some good points, but that there should 
be a constant struggle to keep these good points 
from lapsing backward, inasmuch as they are sur- 
rounded by temptation and strife. 

Robinson, 1900, led the Thursday meeting on 
the 5th, and several uew members from '98 and 
1900 were admitted to membership. 

The annual sermon before the Y. M. C. A. was 
delivered by Rev. Mr. Cutler of Bangor, at the 
Congregational Church on the 1st. Mr. Cutler's 
remarks were listened to most attentively by all. 

Rev. Mr. W. F. Holmes of the Baptist Church 
addressed the Sunday meeting on the 8th. The 
gist of his address was that we should not be con- 
tent with being Christians ourselves, but should 
endeavor to make other people Christians. This is 
the first time Mr. Holmes has addressed the college 
Y. M. C. A., and he was much enjoyed by all. 



'26. — There came to the 
library last week a hand- 
some little volume, entitled " Haunts 
of Wild Game, or Poems of Woods, 
Wilds, and Waters," by Isaac McLellan. 
Although one of Bowdoin's oldest graduates, 
being now ninety years old, Mr. McLellan fully 
retains his vigorous powers of mind, and is still as 
fond as ever of all out-door sports and of the culti- 
vation of the gentler Muse. Willis and other dis- 
tinguished writers have given Mr. McLellan the 
credit of being in many respects the finest poet in 
America, and we readily agree to this estimate as 
soon as we come in touch with the delightfully 
keen aroma of wood, lake, and trout brook. The 
volume contains nearly half a dozen pictures of the 
author taken at different periods of his life. It is a 
valuable collection of the literary work of one of 
Bowdoin's most famous as well as most loyal and 
loved sous. 

'33. — Prof. Samuel Harris of Andover Seminary 
preached in the Yale chapel, November 1st. 

'37. — Rev. Eufus K. Sewall visited the campus 
on Friday, October 30th. He recently has written 
an exceedingly interesting account of his day's expe- 
riences, and reminiscences of his own former college 
days, which were pubhshed in full in the Bath Inde- 
pendent. He tells about his visit to the new athletic 
field and his first sight of a modern foot-ball game, 
which did not greatly please him. On the contrary 
he speaks with much warmth of the beauty and 
impressiveness of our chapel service. In speaking 
of this he quotes Talbot, '39, who wrote in 1837 : 
" That chapel bell — that chapel bell! 
How dire a tale its echoes tell 
Of luckless nights, of sleep bereft, 
And drowsy beds at sunrise left." 
'43. — The Hon. Silas Briggs Hahn, who died at 
his home in Syracuse, N. Y., on Sunday, October 
25th, was born in Monmouth, December, 1819. On 
leaving college he taught the academy in Belfast 
for two years, then read law in Boston, where, after 
being admitted to the Suffolk bar, he practiced 
for fifteen years. In 1865 he went to Colorado and 
settled in Central City, and there continued in the 
practice of his profession. While in Colorado he 

served two terms as senator of the territorial legis- 
lature, and also served in the council of Colorado. 
He was president of the school board in Central 
City and superintendent of schools for his county. 
In 1880 he removed to Syracuse, where he led a 
retired life. His first wife, who was Miss Caroline 
S. Dwight of Vermont, having died, he married, 
soon after his removal to Syracuse, Mrs. Lottie E. 
Hurd, daughter of Mr. L. L. Beecher of Syracuse, 
who survives him. Mr. Hahn left no children. His 
body was interred in the Mount Auburn Cemetery. 
Ex-'44.— Joseph E. A. Smith, historian, author, 
poet, and veteran editor, died at his home in Pitts- 
field, Mass., October 29th, aged 74. After a boyhood 
spent in Bangor, Me., and three years of study at 
Gorham Seminary, Joseph Smith entered Bowdoiu 
College. His health gave out at the end of his junior 
year. After a struggle for strength to finish the 
course, he was compelled to leave college and en- 
tered the law office of Applecon, Allen & Hill, of 
Pittsfield, where he remained two years. Then he 
lost his health, and at the home of his father, now 
removed to Boston, underwent six months' heroic, 
old-fashioned treatment, which effected a perma- 
nent cure. Mr. Smith employed his leisure hours 
in writing for papers, for the dailies at Bangor, dur- 
ing the Clay-Polk campaign, for the Excelsior, a lit- 
erary organ of the Sons of Temperance, for the 
Washingtonian, and the New Englander. His work 
was in the line of poems and sketches of natural 
scenery and in writing words for music. In the lat- 
ter work Mr. Smith was an adept. He had a happy 
faculty in setting rhyme to song. In 1847 he moved 
to Lanesboro with his father, and went very fre- 
quently to Boston, whither he was called to write 
special articles of a descriptive and critical nature 
for the papers and set words to music. Later for 
many years he was editor of the Pittsfield Eagle. 
Mr. Smith has done his most valuable and lasting 
work outside of newspapertlom. His services to 
Pittsfield have been iuvaluable. He has given the 
city one of the best local histories. His "History 
of Pittsfield," and his various contributions to the 
historical literature of the country, are recognized 
by historical experts of New England and New 
York State as correct and valuable statements of 
the early history of a region made especially inter- 
esting by its proximity to the New York lino, its 
connection with early Dutch settlers of eastern 
New York State, and its part in furnishing troops 
for the battle of Bennington and other border 
engagements and campaigns of the Revolution. 
'48.— Prof. Egbert C Smyth, D.D., represented 



Andover Seminary at the sesquicentennial celebra- 
tion of Princeton University. 

'58. — Hon. Franlilin M. Drew was elected Judge 
of Probate and Insolvency for Androscoggin County 
for the third time, having been unanimously re-nomi- 
nated, at the late State election. 

'59. — Eev. Henry M. King of Providence has 
recently published an interesting historical study, 
entitled " A Summer Visit of Three Rhode Islanders 
to the Massachusetts Bay in 1651." 

'68. — Frank Eastman Hitchcock was born in 
Damariscotta, March, 1847. After his graduation 
from college, he engaged in teaching in Portland 
two winter terms, meanwhile pursuing his medical 
study with Drs. S. H. Tewlssbury and S. C. Gordon. 
He later attended the Portland School of Medical 
Instruction and the lectures of the Medical School 
of the college, graduating in 1871. He began 
professional life in Portland, but in a few months 
removed to Rockland, where he has continued prac- 
tice for the last twenty years. He has been city 
physician of Rockland, surgeon-general onGovernor's 
staff, member of the American Medical Association 
and of the Medical Association of Maine. The 
Rockland Public Library and Rockland Hospital 
were started largely through his energetic efforts. 
In 1878 he married Emily White, daughter of John 
S. Case, but left no children. Dr. Hitchcock died 
October 25th of Bright's disease. 

'81. — Frederick C. Stevens, who has just been 
elected to Congress from the fourth Minnesota 
district, is a native of Rockland in this state, and 
was graduated from Bowdoin College in the Class 
of 1881. He is well known to many in this part of 
the state. He was a member of the Theta Delta 
Chi fraternity. Mr. Stevens was popular in college, 
a fine scholar, clear writer, and a ready speaker. 
He was one of the best boating men ever in Bow- 
doin and was an enthusiast in the sport. He was 
always much interested in politics, and his ability 
was recognized when he was in college. He read 
law with Hon. Albert Paine of Bangor, and then 
moved to Minneapolis, where he has been in the 
practice of his profession ever since. Mr. Stevens's 
friends are certain that he will make his mark in 
the lower house of the national body. 

'84. — Charles C. Torrey, Ph.D., Instructor in 
Hebrew at Andover Seminary, has been appointed 
by the trustees as Hyde lecturer on Foreign Mis- 
sions for the current academic year. In addition 
to the ten lectures prescribed by the statutes, he 
will give an elective half-course on missions, and 

direct the students in the investigation of special 
topics in mission history and administration. 

'87. — Edward C. Plummer, A.M., has an article 
in the November number of the Neiv England 
Magazine, entitled " Bath, the City of Ships." It is 
a very interesting narrative, comprising all the most 
interesting features of the history and development of 
Bath into what it is to-day, " an up-to-date Amer- 
ican city." It is copiously illustrated with cuts of 
scenes and residences about Bath, and there are also 
two excellent portraits of Arthur Sewall, and Gen. 
Thomas W. Hyde, '63. The pictures, which are 
all excellent, were taken expressly for this article, 
which, coming out at the time it did, has been read 
with much interest. 

'91. — Croswell is taking a post-graduate course 
at Clark University, Worcester, Mass. 

'95. — French has entered Clark University. 

'95.— J. G. W. Knowlton of the Harvard Medical 
School, who is playing foot-ball on the B. A. A. 
team, has been doing good work there. The Glohe, 
speaking of him, says: " The B. A. A. have a gilt- 
edge recruit in Knowlton. He is a good line-breaker 
and runs low and hard. He will make a fine partner 
, for Anthony, who is the best rush-line halfback in 
;the country." 

Bowdoin's Oldest Graduates. 
. The death of Rev. Thomas Treadwell Stone of 
the Class of 1820, has removed, within the last col- 
legiate year, the man upon whom for a loug time 
rested the distinction of being Bowdoin's oldest 
alumnus. Upon Richard William Dummer of '23, 
the honor of being the senior graduate has now 
fallen. Mr. Dummer is a 'lawyer, and resides in 
Grover, Douglas County, Kansas. After graduation 
he studied law for a while in Kennebec County, 
Maine, and subsequently with his brother in Beards- 
town, Illinois. Later he settled in Kansas. On the 
17th of last September Mr. Dummer was 94 years 
of age, being something like a -year the junior of 
Dr. Stone at the time of his death. 

Every Bowdoin class from 1823 to that which 
graduated sixty years ago, in 1836, except those of 
1827, 1828, and 1830, still has living representatives, 
making in all 34 survivors of 11 classes who have 
seen at least three score anniversaries of Com- 
mencement day. Many of these have been the 
interesting subjects of sketchy biographies by news- 
paper writers all over the country. 

The only survivor of the Class of 1824 is Fred- 
eric Waite Burke, now in his 91st year. Of Long- 



fellow's classmates of '25 the only one remaining is 
Hon. James Ware Bradbury of Augusta, the oldest 
living former United States Senator, and the oldest 
Bowdoin alumnus in point of years, being Mr. 
Dumraer's senior by three months and seven days. 
His contemporary, Isaac MoLellan, '26, of Green- 
port, N. Y., who is nearing the age of 91, is known 
everywhere as America's oldest poet. Ex-Governor 
and ex-United States Senator Alpheus Felch of 
Michigan, a particular favorite of western news- 
paper men, who died last June just before the com- 
pletion of his 92d year, was the last snrvivor of the 
Class of '27. 

Now we come to the old'classes boasting of more 
than one living member. From '29 are Alexander 
Rogers Green, aged 88, John Fairfield Hartley, 87, 
and Dr. William Wood, 80. Of the Class of '31 
there is still left Prof Joseph Packard, aged 84, of 
the theoliigical seminary at Fairfax, Va., a brother 
of Bowdoin's beloved professor, Alpheus Spring 
Packard, and a man of equally engaging and 
charming personality. His surviving classmate is 
John Rand, 85. Dr. Cyrus Augustus Bartol of '32, 
is still, at the age of 83, one of Boston's most illus- 
trious divines, and John Copp, 87, is also a sur- 
vivor of this class. 

Four of the five living memhers of the Class of 
'33 are clergymen : Rev. Dr. Samuel Harris, aged 
82, of Tale, formerly president of Bowdoin ; Rev. 
Ebenezer Greenleaf Parsons, 83 ; Rev. Dr. John 
Pike, 83; and Rev. Dr. Benjamin Tappan, 81. With 
Nathaniel McLellan Whitmore, 84, they all had a 
delightful reunion at the centennial Commencement 
two years ago. 

Except for Edward Woodford, aged 86, all of 
the survivors of '34 are also clergymen : Rev. Dr. 
Cyrus Hamlin, 85, ex-president of Robert College, 
Constantinople, whose voice is still raised in behalf 
of the persecuted Armenians; Rev. Cbas. Beecher, 
81; Rev. Henry T. Cheever, 82; Rev. Elijah H. 
Downing, 86; and Rev. Daniel C. Weston, 81. 

Tlie Class of '35 still rejoices in the presence of 
these members : Henry V. Poor, the great railroad 
authority, 84; Rev. George L. Prentiss, 80; Hon. 
Josiah Crosby of Dexter, 80; Charles E. Allen, 81; 
Lieut. Commander William Flye, 82; and ex-Con- 
gressman Timothy R. Young, 85. 

And in conclusion, the Class of '36, with six sur- 
vivors, of whom, although sixty years out of college, 
three are as yet under the age of 80: Ex-Governor 
Alonzo Garcelon, Hon. George F. Emery, Hon. 
Thomas S. Harlow, Rev. Aaron C. Adams, John 
Goodenow, and Rev. David B. Sewall. 

Many of the above thirty-four, by reason of 
distant residence and the infirmities of advancing 
age, will never stand on Bowdoin's campus agaiu. 
Many of them visited their Alma Slater at the great 
celebration of 1894 for possibly the last time. In 
the hearts of the undergraduates and the younger 
alumni there must exist a feeling of pride and 
satisfaction at the long survival of these venerable 
men, by whom the influence of our cherished insti- 
tution has been so bountifully blessed. 

Book I^eviewg. 

[Foot-ball. Walter Camp and Lorin P. Deland. 
Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston and New York.] 

Many volumes of small capacity and still smaller 
usefulness have been written on foot-ball by certain 
enthusiasts of the game, but a book such as this, 
containing every conceivable point worked out to 
the most nnnute details, would never have pre- 
sumed to make its appearance had it not at its back 
the two authorities on foot-ball who stand pre-emi- 
nent in this line of study, Waltei' Camp and Lorin 
F. Deland. Upon taking up the volume one is 
struck by its artistic finish, which shows that no 
care or expense has been spared to make it complete 
in every respect. 

Beginning with the history of foot-ball among 
the Greeks and Romans, tracing its progressions 
step by step to the time of Shakespeare, and thence 
on to modern times, the authors give a complete 
and comprehensive account of the origin and devel- 
opment of the present game of foot-ball, as it is 
played so extensively in the colleges and schools of 

The accessories of the game, the field, the plays, 
and so forth, are all explained with great care, so 
as to enable uninitiated spectators to appreciate the 
game in its finer points. Perhaps the most impor- 
tant chapter of the entire work is that in which the 
moral and physical benefits to be derived from the 
game are discussed. Surely there could he no 
stronger arguments in favor of foot-hall than are 
here presented. In fact they are overwhelming in 
their force. 

After giving an account of their experiences in 
foot-ball, the authors take up first, the method of 
forming a team; second, the individual players and 
their duties, both on the offensive and defensive; 
third, individual work and team work; fourth, 
coaching and new plays; fifth, the manner of get- 
ting the most out of a team ; sixth, the signal code ; 
and last, the system of training to be used. Rules 
for officials are also given, as well as the Intercolle- 
giate Rules for 1896. 

The book is fittingly brought to a close by an 
elaborate series of diagrams illustrating every pos- 
sible play, the study of which will not only make a 
man a better foot-ball player, but will help him won- 
derfully to think clearly and reason questions out 
logically. This book shows years of preparation 
and hard work; is the strongest argument for foot- 
ball in existence ; is of very reasonable price, and 
should be in the hands of every coach as well as 
player who wishes to excel in the finer points of the 
game. It is a work of the highest merit, and to 
Messrs. Camp and Deland are due the thanks and 
gratitude of the thousands of foot-ball enthusiasts 
scattered throughout every state and territory of 
the Union. 



(Rhymes- by Miss Edith Leverett Dalton. Dara- 
rell & Upbam, Boston.) 

Miss Dalton's- second appearance in print is a 
volume of rhymes even daintier in its spotless robe 
than her first, "A Slight Romance." .Her little 
songs are refreshingly free from the morbid senti- 
ment and cloudy mysticism vphich too often per- 
vades the tbonght of young writers of the present. 

Evidently Miss Dalton is not only a dear lover 
of the woodland and the sea the snowy mountain 
tops, and the green meadows, but she enters with 
personal sympathy into all the varied moods of 
nature and culls from them strength for the present 
strife, and faith for future fruition of better things. 

There is a cheer and courage in her verses which 
lifts us out of the petty turmoil and narrowness of 
life to the cleai'er skies and broader spheres beyond 
this uneasy world. It is this which fills with inspi- 
ration the closing stanza of " To a Lad": 

" He waiteth, whose glory no mortal can .see, 
He watchetli for that which thy life work shall be; 
His angels are waiting to welcome with song— 
Oh, strengthen tliyself that thou mayest be strong! 



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Vol. XXVI., No. 10.— November 25, 1896. 

Editorial Notes 

Delta Kappa Epsilon Convention 177 

His Ideal Girl 178 


Bowdoin Verse: 


A Thanlisgiviug Song 

The All-Around Man 183 

The Lover's Complaint 183 

Rosebuds 183 

The Three Counts 183 

CoLLEGii Tabula 184 


Y. M. C. A 



ig to the prolonged illness ot one 
of our editorial board, Condon, '97, it has 
been thought advisable to elect a new mem- 
ber to the board, so that the working force of 
the Orient might not be reduced. Accord- 
ingly L. P. Libby,'99, has been chosen, and he 
will have charge of the Y.M.C. A. department 
ill this and the coming issues of the paper. 
To our new member the Orient extends 
the hand of fellowship, and trust that his 
new duties will prove both interesting and 

J|[HANKSGIVING has again come around, 
-*- bringing her customary store of pleasant 
recollections and good cheer. Without real- 
izing it, we are fast ajjproaching another of 
the twelve milestones which mark our college 
career, and it behooves us to stop a moment 
and ponder over what we have already accom- 
plished in our journey. To those who have 
that self-satisfied feeling, the Orient extends 
congratulations, but to those who inwardly 
feel that but a fraction of what should have 
been accomplished has been, the Orient 
gives the hand of brotherhood. Still there 
is yet an opportunity to reform during the 
short time before Christmas, and each and 
all can, by constant application in the three 
weeks to come, make up for some of the time 



which has been wasted in idleness. To all, 
the Orient extends its best wishes for the 
happiest Thanksgiving of their lives, hoping 
that it will serve as a powerful stimulus to 
work during the remainder of the term. 
May all have "a good fat turkey to last them 
all the year." 

yiTHOUGH too late to be of any use this 
^ season, there is a matter which, if men- 
tioned now, may serve as a reminder in the 
future. We mean the selection of compe- 
tent officials for our intercollegiate athletic 
contests. The exhibition of the so-called 
officials at one of our recent foot-ball games 
was atrocious, and in coming games should 
be carefully guarded against. If there is 
anything which so dampens, in fact so anni- 
hilates true sport, it is unfair officials, whose 
scruples are easily overcome by personal 
feeling, and whose decisions are influenced 
by prejudice. No official, moreover, should 
be selected who has not sufficient force of 
character to restrain him from imbibing too 
freely before the game, for he is just as crimi- 
nal as the one who deliberately stifles his 
conscience. The Orient hopes to see the 
officials chosen in the future with a little 
more care ; let those be selected who have 
demonstrated their ability in previous con- 
tests, and let experiments which are apt to 
prove costly be guarded against. 

TPHE foot-ball season has come to an end, 
^ and, as we look back and review it, we 
are surprised at its varying character, its 
numberless ups and downs. The season has 
been one of surprises ; what generally has 
been looked for has never happened ; it has 
been tlie unexpected that has come upon us. 
Several of the games considered beforehand as 
"easy " were anything but that, while other of 
the harder games resulted in most agreeable 
surprises. A summary is given in this issue. 
From an athletic standpoint the season, on 

the whole, has been a decided success, though 
every team played has been heavier than our 
own. Unquestionably Bowdoin holds the 
championship of the Maine colleges, while 
creditable showing has been made against 
the teams of the triangular league, and one 
of the strongest teams of the country, 
B. A. A., has been scored against by straight 

As an indication of the opinion in which 
our foot-ball ability is held by outside col- 
leges, the invitations from both Harvard and 
Yale speak volumes. Although it was not 
deemed expedient to accept these at the times- 
they happened to be sent, it is hoped that 
next season will see Bowdoin play both these 
teams, but at times more favorable than 
offered this year. The team has been well 
captained and each man has done all in hi& 
power to make the season a success, having 
nothing but the best interests of the college 
at heart. 

From a financial standpoint, the season 
has been less successful; but this is due to 
the prevalent financial depression of the 
country, which is felt just as much in a col- 
lege organization as elsewhere, and not to 
any fault in the management of the team. 
The management has been conducted, to 
use a much-abused phrase, on strictly busi- 
ness principles, and no expenditures have 
occurred which have not been absolutely 
necessary. Economy has been the motto 
of the season, but no economy, however 
strict, can lessen the bare expenses of 
running a team. The subscriptions have 
fallen off a large percentage from those of 
last season, while unfavorable weather also 
has diminished the gate receipts at certain 
games. Both the managements of the team, 
athletic and financial, are to be congratulated 
upon the season's Inclosing so satisfactorily j 
and let all remember that it is very easy to 
criticise when on the outside, but as soon as 
one assumes the reins of management himself. 



mountains of difficulties arise wliicla it is 
no easy matter to surmount. The foot-ball 
season which has just closed will stand on 
record as one of Bowdoin's brightest, and 
each and all should be well pleased at the 

WHY do not the press representatives, of 
which there are not a few in college, 
form a Press Club ? This oft-repeated ques- 
tion is, nevertheless, one of importance, and 
also one which would mean not merely an- 
other club added to our list, but another 
working organization which would be of 
benefit to all concerned. The Press Club 
has become an important factor in the up-to- 
date college of the day, and its influence is 
unquestioned. College news is made more 
official, more comprehensive, and any nar- 
rowness of view which may arise from indi- 
vidual prejudices is obliterated in the meet- 
ings of a well-ordered and active Press Club. 
Bowdoin has taken her place among the fore- 
most colleges of New England, and news 
about her should be official as well as inter- 
esting. The Orient would like exceed- 
ingly to see a progressive, hustling club 
established among us, that would see to it 
that no unreliable or undesirable college 
news should creep into the columns of the 
various newspapers represented at college. 

'U STEP in the right direction has just 
/ "■■ been taken by the Sophomore Class in 
forming the George Evans Debating Society. 
For years this step has been under consider- 
ation, but no class has had the right spirit in 
regard to it. Every class was willing some 
other should take the step, but was unwilling 
to assume the responsibility itself, with the 
result that the cause has greatly suffered. 
Now '99 has made a bold move, and she de- 
serves the credit for so doing; and also she 
deserves the united support of the college 
in carrying out her scheme. This is a col- 

lege affair, not that of a class, and no man 
is doing his duty who shirks whatever little 
responsibility may come upon him by joining 
the new society. It is unnecessary to defend 
the cause of debate; it needs none; and now 
let every man in college, from the Senior to 
the Freshman, also the specials, hand in their 
names and become active and enthusiastic 
supporters of our newly-founded society, 
to which the OpaENT wishes long life and 

Delta Kappa Epsilon Convention. 

TITHE fiftieth convention of the Delta Kappa 
^ Epsilon Fraternity was held in Nashville, 
Tenn., November 12th and 13th, with the 
Central Tennessee Alumni Association, and 
though so far south, was favored with a large 
attendance. Of the thirty-five active' chap- 
ters twenty-eight were represented by one or 
more delegates each, besides a goodly number 
of alumni. 

The convention opened Wednesday even- 
ing, informally, with a reception to the visiting 
delegates in the parlors of the Duncan Hotel, 
the headquarters of the convention. Not- 
withstanding that many of the representa- 
tives had not yet arrived, those who were 
present were given an enthusiastic greeting 
and enjoyed the fruits of true southern hos- 
pitality. The gates of the city were thrown 
open to them and they were made to feel at 
home, and although gathered from so far dis- 
tant quarters, they were linked together in 
the strong chain of fraternal sympathies. 

The rooms resounded with their hearty 
songs and cheers until far into the small 
hours of the night, when all adjourned for 
the morrow with many sincere thanks for 
the kind reception given them by the home 
chapter from Vanderbilt, and the Alumni 

On Thursday morning, after some little 
delay, the convention was formally called to 



order at ten o'clock, and the usual routine of 
business attended to. At noon an adjourn- 
ment was made to the State Capitol, where 
the picture of the unusually large number 
of assembled delegates was taken. Another 
business session in the afternoon finished the 
regular order of the day, and the full-dress 
reception, tendered by the University Club 
of the city, was next prepared for. At 
about nine o'clock the club rooms began to 
assume a gay appearance, which constantly 
grew gayer, until nearly three hundred were 
present. Neatly-arranged bunting and flowers 
making a beautiful background for the even 
more beautiful costumes, to say nothing of 
the ladies wearing them, graced the halls. 
After lunch was served, those who cared to 
dance were given the opportunity and many 
embraced it, entering in with genuine fra- 
ternity spirit. All voted the reception a 
grand success and one long to be remem- 

Another business meeting was held Friday 
morning, after which the convention form- 
ally adjourned. No business of special im- 
portance was acted upon, but the fraternity 
again showed its conservatism in regard to 
establishing new chapters. Several requests 
from minor institutions were passed over 
without action. It was voted that the next 
convention be held at Chicago with the 
Northwestern Alumni Association. 

After the adjournment of the last busi- 
ness meeting, the delegates, on Friday after- 
noon, were given a chance to see more of the 
city and the local university by going the 
rounds on three large tally-hos. After driv- 
ing to the university grounds, they were 
taken to the Tennessee Centennial Exhibi- 
tion grounds, which are now being laid out 
for next year, and then across the Cumber- 
land river into East Nashville. Many public 
institutions and private residences were 
lustily cheered in passing, and the echoes of 
hearty Deke songs were slow in dying through 

the long streets. In the evening about a 
hundred and twent3'-five sat down to the 
banquet, where a feast of food, song, mirth, 
and wit was served. Order was called by 
the president of the association, James R. 
Winchester, and the toast-master. Dr. T. D. 
Mitchell, Colby, '84, was introduced. Toasts, 
full of fun and wit, were responded to by 
G. W. T. Price, Alabama, '48; Thomas H. 
Norton, Hamilton, '73; C. Murray Rice, Co- 
lumbia, '91; W. R. Webb, Columbia, '64; 
Morton B. Howell, Virginia, '55; Jefferson 
McCann, Vanderbilt, '92, and others. At 
the close, all joined hands in the bonds of 
brotherhood and gave a rousing farewell 
cheer for the fraternity and the fiftieth con- 
vention. Among all were the ties of frater- 
nal sympathies strengthened and linked more 
closely together. Theta Chapter of Bow- 
doin was represented by H. M. Varrell, '97. 

His Ideal Girl. 

T ten o'clock on the morning of a cer- 
tain day in November, young Paul 
Milton was still in bed. He had been 
to a swell dance given by a prominent 
society woman the evening before, and as 
a result was now indulging in the un- 
wonted luxury of not getting up to break- 
fast with the family. He was very tired 
and so comfortable that he hated to even 
think of getting up. His thoughts were all 
of the last night and of the good time he 
had had. When' he closed his eyes he 
seemed to see the gay ball-room just as it 
had been at two o'clock that morning. He 
could hear the clear notes of the orchestra, 
whose enticing music caused the feet of 
even the dignified patronesses to tap the 
waxed floor restlessly. The scent of flowers 
lay heavy upon the air and was wafted 
about by the gauzy fans and airy gowns of 
the ladies. The great hall was lighted by 
electric lamps, delicately shaded, set in 
fantastic patterns across the ceiling, and 



great mirrors along the walls reflected the 
lights overhead and the gay scene upon the 
floor. Everywhere were potted plants. 
Palms concealed dainty fete-d-tSfe seats in 
the corners, and cut flowers and plants 
bedecked every available space. At one end 
of the hall, in a small alcove, were daintily 
decorated tables where deft waitresses served 
punch and cakes. The supper room, up- 
stairs, had its tables as elegant as beautiful 
china, cut glass, and an abundance of flowers 
could make them. One might step between 
portieres on one side of the room and look 
down upon the dancers from a tiny gallery, 
or watch the musicians in their arbor-like 
balcony just across the stairway. 

Such were the memories that Milton was 
loath to scatter by turning to the prosaic 
duties of his toilet. But at last he slowly 
dressed, and went down stairs. He had 
just finished his breakfast, and was reading 
his paper, when there came a rap at his 
study door. In answer to his "come in," 
a thick-set young fellow, with eye-glasses, 
entered. He was Joe Pennell, who lived 
next doo]', a frequent and unceremonious 
caller. In response to Milton's invitation, 
he seated himself near the table and smiled 
across at his friend. 

"Well, Paul, did you have a good time 
last night? Wasn't everything great?" 

"I should say I did have a good time, 
Joe," was the answer. 

"Won't you have one? " as he offered his 
visitor a box of cigarettes. 

" No, thanks, not this morning. I see 
you're just up. Pretty hard tussle to get 
out of bed, wasn't it? I wanted to lie still 
and think of the good time I had — and the 
girls ! " 

"Ah! Joe, there were some awfully 
pretty girls there, weren't there? Didn't 
Miss Chase look stunning? and that little 

Miss , I've forgotten her name — but you 

know who I mean, the dark girl, short, that 

wore the pale green dress with low neck and 
short sleeves — oh, confound it! what was 
her name?" 

"Eleanor Wheelan, you mean?" "Yes, 
that's the name. She looked beautifully, 
didn't she' " 

"Yes, and that friend of your cousin's — " 

"Oh, but she's a queen. Miss Mellor — 
odd name, isn't it? She was the belle, 
though, last night all right! I danced with 
her once or twice." 

"Let's see your card, will you, Paul? 
Did you fill it?" For answer, Milton 
reached over to his dressing stand and 
handed the order to Pennell. His caller 
glanced over it and then ejaculated, "Well! 
Who is 'D. M,' Paul?" 

" Why, Miss Mellor, of course." 

"Oh, yes. But are you aware of the 
fact that you had her for six dances?" 

"What? Six? Why, I didn't realize 
that. You see my cousin has given me lots 
of hints as to what sort of girl her ' Doro- 
thy ' was, and then introduced me last night." 

"And you liked her immensely at first 
sight, I suppose. Does she equal your ideal 
girl, Paul?" Now Paul Milton's "ideal 
girl" was a standing joke amongst his friends. 
He often asserted that when he found his 

ideal, he would marry her, or . He 

never completed the statement. 

Paul, himself, was tall and light, so his 
friends insisted that he ought to marry a 
girl nearly his opposite in physical traits. 

For his own part, he often said that his 
ideal was a tall girl; one who could dance, 
play the piano and sing, and keep house. 
She must have a lovable disposition, and if 
beautiful, so much the better. But, to use 
a stock expression, her qualities must sur- 
pass her charms. 

At this question of Pennell's, Milton was 
surprised to feel his face grow red, and was, 
perhaps, a little provoked, too. He thought 
of Miss Mellor as a charmingly natural and 



pretty girl, and had enjoyed her very much 
at the dance. She was rarther tall, slender, 
and graceful ; and her rich brunette com- 
plexion was heightened by the deep 5''ellow 
of her ball gown, and by the chrysanthe- 
mums trimming her waist. Even before 
being introduced, Milton had noticed her as 
the most striking girl on the floor, and had 
wished that he could meet her. Now, too, 
he remembered how his cousin Nan had 
said that "Dolly was just as good as she was 
pretty," and began to believe that she was 
very much like his ideal after all. He had 
heard so much about "Dolly" that he felt 
that he knew her quite well already. Pen- 
nell noticed Milton's embarrassment and 
smiled to himself. He accepted his friend's 
answer that Miss Mellor was no more his 
ideal than anything at all, with well-con- 
cealed incredulity, and soon took his leave. 
Paul Milton had a notion that he would 
know his future wife when he first met her, 
and he had to confess that " Dorothy," as he 
thought of her before the morning was over, 
had given him a very surprising and peculiar 
feeling at their first meeting. 

After dinner he took his cane and started 
out for a walk. Before he realized it, he 
was passing Dorothy's house, and glancing 
at a window, saw her smiling out at him. 
He bowed and passed on, while a sudden 
thrill went over him. A little further on, 
Paul felt for his handkerchief, and, as luck 
would have it, drew out with it a tiny sqiiare 
of white silk, bordered with lace. He recog- 
nized it as " her handkerchief," which he had 
taken for her, while they were dancing. 
The sight of this tiny bit of finery fixed 
Milton's thoughts for the rest of his walk. 
So absorbed was he that several of his 
friends were greatly surprised at not having 
their bows returned. 

Once at home, Paul went to his "den" 
and, spreading out the little handkerchief 
before him, fell into a deep reverie. His 

cousin Nan happened in just before tea, and 
asked for him. She was told that he seemed 
ill or disturbed, as he had said but little to 
any of the family all day. So Nan said she 
would run up stairs and cheer him up. She 
found him with his head on his hands, lean- 
ing over a table on which she saw a dance 
order, a few flowers, and a small, much- 
tumbled lady's handkerchief. Paul did not 
hear her enter, so when she bent over his 
shoulder, he started violently. "So you're 
dreaming over last night, are you?" she 
asked, seating herself on the arm of a couch. 
"You cut me dead this afternoon." 

"Did I? Why, Nan, you know I didn't 
mean to, but somehow 1 haven't noticed 
an}^ one — hardl}' any one, I mean — all day. 
I have been trying to straighten out my 
ideal girl." 

" Paul ! You didn't meet her last night ? " 
And leaning over his table. Nan caught 
sight of several "D. M's " opposite dances 
on his order. " How did you like Dorothy ? " 
she asked. "Like her!" Paul rose to his 
feet in his excitement. "Why, Nan, she's 
completely captured me ! " 

"So she's responsible for your cutting 
your old friends, is she? I wish I hadn't 
introduced you." 

" But I thought you said you wanted me 
to meet her. Nan, she was so lovely? " 

"Yes, Paul, I did. But I do wish you 
hadn't fallen in love with her, of all girls — 
at least, not now." 

"Nan! you said " 

" I said she would make some one a good 
wife. That was some time ago." 

"And you've changed your mind? 
What's the matter with her?" demanded 
Paul, as he stepped in front of Nan and 
thrust his hands deep into his pockets. 
"Wouldn't she make me a good wife? 
She's nearer my ideal than any other girl 
I've ever seen, so far as I can make out — 
and you're the only one I'd tell !" Poor 



Nan slipped from the arm of the couch to 
the floor and pressed her handkerchief to her 
eyes. " Oh, Paul ! " she sohbed, as he bent 
over to lift her up. " Why have you been 
so hasty? Why couldn't you wait before 
getting so deeply in love ? She's engaged, 
Paul, — she's engaged. He is away in South 
America now, but they^re to be married at 
New Year's. It was announced a month 
ago, while you were away, but I thought — 
you — had — heard of it ! " 

In Paul Milton's bachelor apartments 
there hangs a small gilt frame with a lady's 
handkerchief in it. It hangs near his writ- 
ing table where he can see it many times a 
day. His callers sometimes ask its history, 
but on such occasions he only says, " That, 
sir, is to remind me that the old proverb, 
'Look before you, ere you leap,' is an 
excellent rule in more ways than one." 


'TTFWAS in that old German city of Leipzig, 
-*- when I was at the University, that I 
heard this odd bit of a story, whicli has been 
handed down by the students from year to 

It was a winter's evening, study hours 
were over, and we fell to talking of Goethe 
and of his master-piece, " Faust." You know 
the story itself is an old folk-lore tale, and 
existed long before Goethe turned it into his 
poetic measures. Well, in the indefinite 
past there lived a student at the University 
who had brooded for hours over that tale 
until he seemed fascinated by it. Soundly 
he was laughed at by his fellow-students, 
one day, when he declared his belief that 
the main facts of the story were actually 
true, and that a man had reallj'' summoned 
the evil one from the infernal regions and 
gained his companionship by promising that 
his soul should be paid as the price. Haugh- 
tily scorning their jeers, he told them his 

purpose of putting the matter to a test. So 
serious was his manner that, for an instant, 
his comrades were startled, but soon the 
discussion was forgotten. 
~ That night, as the clock from a neigh- 
boring tower struck out the hour of twelve 
and the chimes all over the city re-echoed 
the password, the German student turned 
low his lamp till lie was scarcely visible in 
the little light that came from the faint, blue 
flame. Then, with a voice which startled 
even himself, he exclaimed : " Spirit of Evil, 
if thou exist, appear to me. My soul shall 
be the recompense." 

The next morning people spoke of the 
fearful thunder clap that rolled over the city 
at midnight. Or, as some say, the fearful 
roar of an earthquake. Be that as it may, 
the students at the University looked in vain 
for their comrade in the days that followed. 
Weeks passed by and he was soon forgotten; 
save one night, when a student, passing hj 
the vacant room, saw a face, hideous, yet 
seemingly like that of the missing student, 
which appeared at the window-pane for an 
instant and then suddenly vanished. 

Every night the old bachelor took out 
from the ragged envelope a little letter, worn 
out by its repeated readings. He read it 
through, slowly, and then put it gently back. 
As he did so a tear fell, but he did not brush 
it away. People said that the old bachelor 
had never loved; but the letter was a con- 
fession of love which no one, save himself, 
had seen. It was too late to send it now. 

The Art Building door closed slowly, 
and the click of the lock told that the build- 
ing was deserted. Twilight settled down, 
and then gloom. All was quiet and still 
until, suddenly, to and fro in the dusk, a few 
tall figures began to move hither and thither. 
Laocoon and his sons put down their fearful 
serpent and cast aside their anguish and dis- 
tress. Augustus stepped lightly down from 



his pedestal and swung his royal staff high 
to the ceiling and, catching it, would hurl it 
upward again. He was expert at this, never 
failing to catch it on its descent. Then the 
Dying Gaul arose and carried on a brilliant 
flirtation with the Venus of Milo, while 
Niobe and Hermes gossiped about the day's 
visitors till Dionysus began to cry. Artemis 
grasped the arrow for which she had been 
reaching all day long, and handed it to 
Apollo that he might again try his skill at 
marksmanship. By some mischance, he 
struck the howling Dionyson on the head so 
that the latter was stunned. When he came 
to he forgot to cry, so that 'twas not so un- 
fortunate after all. Merrily they passed the 
night and on the morrow each returned to 
his accustomed duties; the Gaul to suffer 
from his wound; Laocobn to take up his coil ; 
and each to mount his pedestal. So that 
when the building was re-opened, each was 
as composed and quiet as if nothing had 

As a youth he was not wholly bad. 
People said that he was only wild. But 
that was enough. As time went on and the 
temptations of life grew stronger and stronger, 
he plunged deeper and deeper into sin. One 
night, after a drunken bout, he sat silently 
in his bed-room, which would have been 
entirely dark save for the flood of moon- 
shine which poured in through the window 
and fell like a silver pathway across the car- 
pet. The shadows of the leaves flitted in the 
stream of light back and forth, as the trees 
swayed to and fro in the breeze. Suddenly 
his attention was arrested by a figure which 
was formed by the interlacing of the light 
and shadows. Its form kept changing. Now 
it was in the shape of a skull, with the shad- 
ows of two leaves for the eye-sockets, and 
now it changed to a blazing cross, with the 
shadows for a background. From one to 
the other it was continually changing, as if 

both were striving for supremacy. Intently 
he watched the contest till, at last, the breeze 
sank down and only the glowing figure of 
the cross remained. Then the man sat and 
thought for a long time. Words long since 
forgotten came back to his memory. Days 
when he was younger and less sinful came 
up before him. Then he sank before that 
cro5S and, on the morrow, went forth into 
the world to battle again. And people won- 
dered, as time went on, what had so changed 

Bowdoir^ ^ev^e, 


"What are the stars that never set?" 

The learned Prof, inquired : 
" Roosters! " the answer that he met, 

While Prof, and class expired. 

A Thanksgiving Song. 

Slowly the dark clouds sail; 
Weirdly the wild winds wail; 
Clad in her sable veil, 

Sad is November: 
Shut from the cold severe, 
Around the turkey here, 
The blessings of the year 

Let us remember. 

Heap high the festal board 

With all you can afford; 

Have the " old Massic " poured ; 

This is Thanksgiving : 
Be jolly while you may ; 
For the next Thanksgiving day 
No more may bo your way 

Among the living. 

Away with Grief and Pain ; 

Let Misery be slain. 

And Peace and Friendship reign 

Alone together. 
For thus, more than by prayer, 
Will you please your God, and share 
A better fate in fair 

And stormy weather. 



The All-Around Man. 

In the fall he played at foot-ball, 
And played the season through. 
In winter he played a baujo, 
And sang in the Glee Club, too. 
In the spring he swung a racquet, 
And base-ball, too, played he. 
In one year he graduated 
With the degree " G. B." 

The Lover's Complaint. 

Where the river winds by yonder rock, 

I stood, as the shadows lengthened round, 

And watched, as a shepherd his frisking flock, 
The waves along the margin bound. 

As the sun on the horizon beamed, 

The dark clouds that around him lay 

To my melancholy fancy, seemed 
Death-angels seizing on their prey. 

The sun now disappeared from sight 

Enveloped in a fiery blaze; 
And, frightened by pursuing night. 

He slowly gathered in his rays. 

As the twilight deepened, one by one 
The tiny stars peeped from above ; 

And, fairest of all, sweet Hesper shone, 
The star of beauty and of love. 

And, as I gazed on her ruddy ray — 

Speaking of love that is true and tried, 

I thought of one who is far away. 
And wished she were at my side. 

I wished she were at my side 

As true as but a year ago ; 
And on my cheek a tear I dried, 

And wondered that I loved her so. 

A year ago her dark brown eyes. 

Turning to mine their tender gaze, 
Caused new hopes in my life to rise. 

And seemed a blessing on my days. 

Those rising hopes to earth are hurled; 

That blessing from my life has flown. 
Of my only solace in this world 

Bereft, I bear my grief alone. 

As through the faint-illumined night 

Rolls on the river to the sea, 
So sweeps my life through gloom and blight 

To mingle with eternity. 

But to me, though our lives lie far apart. 

Though her soul no more communes with mine, 

In the inmost recess of my heart 

Undving Love shall rear his shrine. 


She plucked a rosebud by the wall 
And placed it in his outstretched hands ; 
It was love's token, that was all. 
And he rode off to foreign lands. 

He kept the rosebud in his breast. 
And when the battle charge was led, 
They found him slain among the rest; 
The rosebud stained a deeper red. 

But she, beside the wall that day, 
A rosebud gave to other hands; 
Nor thought of that one borne away 
By him who rode to foreign lands. 

The Three Counts. 

There were once three counts, as I've been told. 
Who, after their earthly possessions were sold, 
To square up their gambling debts. 
Fell to debating on what they should do— 
(The same, I imagine, as I would, or you) 
And figuring up their assets. 

The first was a fellow of honest intent; 
He got a hand-organ and at it he went 
And lived by the sweat of his brow. 
The second was also a well-meaning man, 
He came to our city and sold the "banan'." 
He owns lot§ of property now. 

But the third of these counts didu't care much 

for toil. 
While his two former chums did labor and moil 
He managed to live on his face. 
He had no intention of earning his bread. 
Said he, "An American heiress I'll wed, 
And save myself, thus, from disgrace! " 

So, all-of these counts to America came, 

You know there are others who've done just the- 

And for our loved shore set sail. 
Now, the first is a highly respectable chap; 
The second reclines in Dame Luxury's lap; 
While the third serves a sentence in jail. 



Bowdoin assisted the town 
right graciously in celehratiug 
the sound money victory. The town 
committee furnished torches and fire- 
worlss ; the students, their presence iu 
the procession for three hours. But it 
.only comes once in four years. The procession was 
very elaborate. Brunswick simply outdid herself. 
One man even went so far as to say that there was 
considerable life shown down town. As the Orient 
pretends to be a recorder of important and start- 
ling facts, it will certainly record the aforesaid 
exhibition of life. A cavalcade of 35 horsemen, in 
grotesque costumes, led the procession. Imme- 
diately following was the gallant French band, 
resplendent in their cloth of gold and vermillion. 
Then came the line of floats and decorated teams, 
among which special mention should be made of 
the "Snow-Farm" steamboat, William \lcKinley, 
the winner of the prize. All were tastefully gotten 
up and original. The Harpswell Brass Band which, 
by the by, was well named a brass band, reminded 
the weary, half-dead members of the Bowdoin 
contingent that theirs was to do or die. Faint and 
indistinct rumblings from a gallant drum corps 
furnished enthusiasm for the first two ranks of 
Freshmen directly preceding. Little Joe Mahoney, 
in martial attire, marched at the head of a youthful 
column of yaggers. Little Joe was surely a feature. 
The gaily-decorated bicycles were especially worthy 
of commendation. The business places and resi- 
dences along the line of march were prettily illumi- 
nated and "bebuntinged." Brunswick was fright- 
fully disturbed from her slumbers. 

The Bugle Board recently posed for its picture 
at Webber's. 

Howard, '98, has returned from an extended 
sickness at home. 

Minot, '96, visited at the campus recently, and 
attended the Bates game. 

There will be a few to remain over the Thanks- 
giving recess in Brunswick. 

The first snow of the season fell November 13th. 
It did but little damage to traffic. 

Many of the students are preparing and plan- 
ning to go out teaching this winter. 

Look out for colds ; the thermometer dropped 40 
degrees in 24 hours last Wednesday. 

The time on which themes were due was ex- 
tended until the 24th of this month. 

'Ninety-seven held a class meeting of a some- 
what turbulent character on the 9th. 

Uncle Bradbury, the ginger ale vender, reports 
business picking up since the election. 

The annual catalogue of Bowdoin College came 
out this week. It is larger than last year's. 

Below is published a list, for reference, of the 
publications regularly received at the College 
Harper's Weekly. 
Frank Leslie's Weekly. 

Scientific American. 
Youth's Companion. 
London Illustrated News. 
Illustrated American. 
Portland Press. 
Portland Argus. 
Portland Evening Express. 
Boston Herald. 
Boston Transcript. 
Bath Independent. 
Bangor Commercial. 

New York Tribune. 
Christian Mirror. 
Kennebec Journal. 
Lewistou Journal. 
Biddeford Record. 
New York Sun. 
New York World. 
New York Globe. 
Public Opinion. 
Christian Herald. 
Christian Register. 
Portland Advertiser. 
Boston Globe. 
Boston Journal. 
Bath Times. * 

Bangor Whig aiid Courier. 
Northern Leader. 

The records of the strength-tests of the Fresh- 
men, while commendable, fall very much behind 
'99's record, last year. 

The Sophomore Prize Declamation comes De- 
cember 17th, this year, the night before college 
closes for the holidays. 

News from the Garcelon case is expected every 
day, now. It will be a relief all around when the 
courts finally decide the case. 

The college orchestra are finding plenty to do 
these days. Before the season is over every one of 
them will be rolling in wealth. 

A merry party of Zetes and Psi U's went down 
to Conant's the night of the 17th and returned in 
the small hours of the morning. 

Ex-President Joshua L. Chamberlain spoke be- 
fore the Woodfords Club of Deering upon " The 
Battle of Gettysburg," last week. 

The college Republican Club received an invita- 
tion from the Bath Republican City Committee to 



assist iti their McKinley celebration, but tbe invita- 
tion was declined with tbanks. 

A very pleasant bop vcas given in tbe court 
room, last Wednesday night, under the manage- 
ment of Holmes, '97, and Elliot, '97. 

The janitor has recently refilled tbe gasoline 
tanks. It's a shame that so much gas that is now 
going to waste might not be utilized. 

The Maine Joimial of Medicine has just been 
received. It is an excellent magazine for those 
who intend studying that profession. 

The following newspapers are represented in 
college this year, by the appended list of corres- 
pondents : 

Kneeland, '97, Portland Argus. 

O. D. Smith, '98, Portland Evening Express. 

Marble, '98, Kennebec Journal. 

Baxter, '98, Portland Press and Portland Advertiser. 

K. L. Marston, '99, Lewiston Journal. 

Sinkinson, '99, Portland Sunday Telegram. 

Wheeler, '98, Boston Globe and United Press. 

Scott, '98, Associated Press. 

Coggan, '97, Lewiston Sun. 

Hutching, '98, Bangor Commercial. 

The approaching gymnasium work brings min- 
gled pleasure and consternation to the various 
classes. It is much easier if it is looked npou as a 

Just before the Colby game au iinprorapta foot- 
ball'meeting was held after chapel, on tbe 9tb, and 
a committee was appointed to collect a general 
assessment of 50 cents to defray coaching expenses. 

The Bugle editors are watching every one with 
feline eyes to discover au excuse for slugs.' So don't 
be too good or too bad ; too smart or too stupid. 
They are tyrants against whom there is no redress. 

Tbe examiners from the Faculty for the Bow- 
doin preparatory schools are : Thornton Academy, 
Prof. William A. Houghton; Fryeburg Academy, 
Prof. Frank E. Woodruflf; Washington Academy, 
Prof. William A. Moody. 

Bowdoin has been especially fortunate in the 
■way of accidents during the foot-ball season. With 
the exception of a few sprains, the team is in excel- 
lent condition, and will live longer and better for 
having played foot-ball. 

President Hyde has been concerned in deciding 
tbe question of rural schools for the State of Maine. 
He has entered into tbe matter with his'usual vigor 
and forethought, and his words upon the subject 
have been felt throughout the State. 

The 'Varsity foot-ball team went to Webber's on 

thelStb, and bad its picture taken. After the pict- 
ure, a meeting was held and W. W. Spear, '98, was 
elected captain. The Orient congratulates him 
upon tbe honor of being captain of the 'Varsity, 
and wishes the best of success to him and his 
team of '97. 

Tbe under classes this year have shown con- 
siderable lack of pushing ability by not arranging 
foot-ball games with the leading fitting schools of 
the state. Nothing is better for class spirit than 
this, and good class teams advertise the college a 
great deal. Why have not the Freshmen played 
the Colby Freshmen as in former years? 

At a meeting of tbe General Athletic Associa- 
tion of tbe college held in Memorial Hall, last 
Friday, the following officers were elected for the 
ensuing year: President, 0. D. Smith, '98; Vice- 
President, H. N. Gardner, '98; Secretary, R. L. 
Marston, '99; Treasurer, R. S. Cleaves, '99; Director, 
Philip Palmer, 1900; Manager, T. L. Pierce, '98. 
The captain of tbe track-athletic team is to be 
elected by the team instead of by the student body 
as in former years. 

At a meeting of the Base-Ball Association, held 
in Memorial Hall, Friday last, the following ofQcers 
were elected fo'- the ensuing year : President, C. L. 
Lynch, '98; Vice-President, J. D. Sinkinson, '99; 
Secretary, R. R. Morson, '98; Treasurer, H. W. 
Lancey,'99; Director, S. P. Harris, 1900; Manager, 
P. P. Baxter, '98; Scorer, L. L. Cleaves, '99. The 
election' was very free from any unpleasantries 
whatsoever. Stetson, '98, represented the General 
Athletic Committee and warned the student body 
not to peruiit scrub teams to leave the campus to 
play outside teams. The newspaper reports would 
have the public to believe that the teams were 
regular Bowdoin teams which, of course, is unjust 
and brings down dishonor upon tbe college. 

The American University/ Magazine, under tbe 
head of "The Voice of the Colleges in the Presi- 
dential Campaign," in giving the views of the Fac- 
ulties of the American colleges upon the money 
question, says : " Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, 
Me., where Justice Fuller, Speaker Reed, and Sen- 
ator Frye were graduated, is represented by letters 
from President William DeWitt Hyde, D.D., and 
Professors Henry Johnson, Ph.D., William Mac- 
Donald, H. C. Emery, W. H. Houghton, F. C. 
Robinson, and George T. Files. The president is a 
Democrat, but will vote for McKinley. He favors 
the gold standard, as most of the others do. Pro- 
fessors MacDonald, Woodruff, and Houghton will 



vote for Palmer. The former favors international 
bimetallism, which Professor Emery opposes in any 

The George Evans Debating Society held its 
first fortnightly meeting Tuesday evening, Novem- 
ber 17th. The attendance was rather larger than 
was expected ; and this fact, together with the 
hearty manner in which the disputants entered into 
the discussion of the question, shows that the 
George Evans Debating Society is not simply a 
transient fad — a creature of a week, or a month, or 
a year — but an institution that is destined to 
assume a place in the liberal education of the 
students of Bowdoin College, and one that has 
come to stay. The question for discus.siou was as 
follows: "Resolved, That the victory of Japan 
over China was for the interest of civilization." The 
principal disputants were Rollins and Neagle on the 
affirmative, Dutton and Woodbury on the negative- 
The vote of the house on the merits of the ques- 
tion showed a considerable majority in favor of 
the affirmative. All members of the college are 
eligible to membership. The secretary has already 
received a great many applications for membership 
from the Senior, Junior, and Freshman classes. 
All who desire to become active members of the 
society by the beginning of next term, should hand 
their names to the secretary before December 1st. 


Bowdoin, 6; Colby, 6. 
Bowdoin met Colby for the second time this 
season at Waterville, November ]lth. The game 
resulted in a score of 6 to 6, the nearest a defeat 
that Bowdoin has received in all the games ever 
played with Maine colleges. 'The wet field, the 
crowd, Bowdoiu's crippled condition from the Mas- 
sachusetts trip, and the officials were all of material 
aid to Colby, and in the face of such discouraging 
circumstances Bowdoin put up a very creditable 
and plucky game. Colby showed marked improve- 
ment over its game here earlier in the season, but 
had no license to play us to a tie, even on their 
home grounds and on a slippery field. For the first 
time this season our team was systematically and 
unmercifully roasted by officials, and in the first 
half this was enough to take the heart out of any 

The game was played in a driving rain, and the 
men were too cold and wet to put up their best 
game. End runs, on which our team mainly relies, 
were impossible. It was the magnificent punting 
of Stanwood and the quick work of our ends in 
blocking Tupper's attempts to punt, that saved the 
gaihe for Bowdoin. Early in the first half a blocked 
punt gave Bowdoin the ball on Colby's five-yard 
line and a touchdown was certain; but unjust de- 
cisions robbed Bowdoin of the ball and 60 yards, 
and for the rest of the half Colby slowly but surely 
pushed the disgusted and disheartened Bowdoin 
men down hill through the slimy mud for a touch- 
down. Once scored on, the Bowdoin boys were 
aroused, and for the rest of the game outplayed 
Colby at every point. At the close of the half Bow- 
doin had the ball a dozen yards from Colby's goal. 

Bowdoin scored about the middle of the second 
half by two long punts of Stanwood and holding 
the heavier Colby team for downs. The game 
closed with the ball on the 3.5-yard line in Bow- 
doin's possession. The game was clean throughout 
and no one was injured. 

The teams lined up as follows : 
Bowdoin. Colby. 

Stearns. Left End. Pike. 

Stookbridge. Left Tackle. Putnam. 

French. Left Guard. Brooks. 

Shute. Center. Thompson. 

Spear. Eight Guard. Scannell. 

Gould. Eight Tackle. Chapman. 

Veazie. Eight End. Lamb. 

Moulton. Quarterback. Hooke. 

Ives. Left Halfback. McFadden. 

Stanwood. Eight Halfback. Gibbons. 

Clarke. Fullback. Tupper. 

Score — 6 to 6. Time — 20-minute halves. Eeferee — 
Guy A. Andrews, Maine State. Umpire — Charles Mc- 
Carty, Brown. Linesmen — Brett, Bowdoin; Wellman, 
Colby. Attendance, 500. 

Bowdoin, 22 ; Bates, 0. 

The Bowdoin eleven played its last game of the 
season at Lewiston with Bates, November 14th, and, 
as usual, found Bates an easy victim. The score 
was 22 to 0, and it could have been made larger. 
It was a perfect day and a big crowd was out, over 
one hundred Bowdoin boys cheering their team on 
to victory. The Bates team was the heavier, but 
was outplayed and outclassed in every respect. 
Bowdoin went into the game with a snap and dash 
that meant victory, and at no time did Bates stand 
any show of scoring. The playing of our team was 
marred by numerous fumbles which, however, did 
not prove costly. 

Clark kicked off for Bowdoin, and Putnam 
advanced 12 yards before being downed. Bates 



was held on downs and the ball was in Bowdoiu's 
possession on Bates's 35-yard line. One or two 
short rushes were made, and then Stanwood circled 
the left end for 25 yards. 

Repeated line bucking brought the ball nearly 
to Bates's goal line, and Stanwood was pushed over 
for a touchdown. Clark kicked the goal. Hinkley 
kicked off to Kendall, who advanced 25 yards. 
Bowdoin then advanced to Bates's 50-yard line, 
where they were held on downs. Pulsifer then 
made 25 yards on a fake pass, the only long gain by 

Bates was forced to punt on the 35-yard line, 
and Bowdoin soon did the same thing; but the supe- 
riority of Stauwood's punting carried the ball well 
into Bates's territory on the exchange. 

Repeated rushes by Bowdoin soon resulted in 
another touchdown made by Stanwood. Clark 
kicked the goal. Bowdoin was enabled to make 
another touchdown before the half was over, by fast 
playing around the ends and outside the tackles. 

Kendall carried the ball over the line, and Clark 
again succeeded in the try for goal. Bates did a 
little better on defensive work in the second half, 
and with a few good gains by Pulsifer and Putnam 
prevented Bowdoin from scoring until nearly the 
end of the game. 

The ball went over once more, however, and as 
Clark failed in the try for goal, the score was 22 to 0. 
At the end of both halves Bowdoin was close to 
another touchdown. Kendall and Stanwood were 
good ground gainers, and the latter's punting was a 
feature. Bowdoin's ends did especially star work. 
Hinkley's punting, on the other hand, .was very 
poor. The line-up : 

Bowdoin. Bates. 

Stearns. Left End. Wright. 

Stockbridge. Left Tackle. Tetley. 

French. Left Guard. Wentworth. 

Shute. Center. Saunders. 

Spear. Eight Guard. Bruce. 

Gould. Eight Tackle. Sturgis. 

Veazie. Eight End. Stanley. 

Moulton. Quarterback. | pu[s'^j°|*°"' 

Kendall. Left Halfback. Putnam. 

Stanwood. Eight Halfback. Pulsifer. 

Clark. Fullback. Hinkley. 

Score — Bowdoin 22, Bates 0. Touchdowns — Stan- 
wood 2, Kendall, Clark. Goals from touchdowns— Clark 
3. Umpire — Chapman of Colby. Eeferee — Sawyer of 
Maine State College. Linesmen — J. L. Eeade and N. S. 
Coggan. Time, 25-minute halves. Attendance, 800. 

Bowdoin, 1900, 22 ; FreejioH High School, 0. 
The Freshmen went to Freeport on the 18th, 
and defeated the High School boys by the score of 
22 to 0. The game was loosely played on both 

sides, but the Freshmen braced up at times and 
occasionally had some good team work. The High 
School boys were not in the game from the start, 
and were outplayed at all points. 

Summary of Foot-Ball, 1896. 

October 3d— Bowdoin 12, M. S. C. 6. 

October 7th — Bowdoin 0, Amherst 0. 

October 10th— Bowdoin 4, Tufts 0. 

October 14th— Bowdoin 6, B. A. A. 26. 

October 21st — Bowdoin 12, Colby 0. 

October 24th— Bowdoin 0, Williams 22. 

October 28th— Bowdoin 10, Dartmouth 26. 

October 31st— Bowdoin 10, Andover 0. 

November 11th — Bowdoin 6, Colby 6. 

November 14th — Bowdoin 22, Bates 0. 
Games won — 5. Games tied — 2. Games lost — 3. Points 
won — 82. Points won by opponents — 86. Games were 
cancelled by M. I. T., Tufts, and Exeter, all three of which 
Bowdoin would certainly have won. 

Owing to the Orient going to press earlier than 
usual, on account of the Thanksgiving recess, the 
report of the Sophomore-Freshman foot-ball game 
will not appear till the following issue. 

The Thursday meeting on November 12th was 
led by Marsh, '99. 

Professor Files delivered a most interesting and 
instructive address to a very attentive audience in 
the T. M. C. A. meeting of Sunday, November 15th. 
The subject of his discourse was "Prayer." He 
said that prayer has always been a powerful factor 
in human progress, and that it could not fail to 
prove a means of elevation to all who practice it 
with sincere hearts. His talk was sound, practical, 
and, illustrated as it was by anecdotes from 
actual life, it could not fail to appeal forcibly to the 
minds of an assembly of young men such as those 
to whom it was directed. 

The Thursday meeting of November 19th was 
led by Holmes, 1900. 

The University of Pennsylvania is getting out 
a book of songs composed mostly by her students 
and alumni. 

Harvard University is taking steps to build an 
infirmary for sick students. The running expenses 
of such an institution may be estimated between 
$5,000 and $10,000 a year. A general assessment 
is proposed to meet this. 



es Ware 
member of the illustrious Class 
of '25, vrho has been a life-loag Dem- 
ocrat, serving as UnitedStates Senator from 
that party for four years, from 1847-53, 
voted the Eepublican ticket in this fall's elections. 

'33. — The library has just received a theological 
work, entitled " God the Creator and Lord of All." 
The work is by the Rev. Samuel Harris, D.D., 
LL.D., professor of systematic theology in Yale 
University. Mr. Harris was President of Bowdoin 
from 1866-71. After resigning the presidency, he 
was immediately . called to the position at Yale 
which he now occupies. The book is in two vol- 
umes, published by Charles Scribner's Sons. 

'34. — The Illustrated American for November 
7th has a picture of Robert College, Constantino- 
ple. Rev. Cyrus Hamlin, the first president of the 
college, gives a very interesting account of the 
college and its work in his book, "My Life and 
Times," published a few years ago. 

'58. — Edwin Reed has gone to Europe "to inves- 
tigate the authorship of the so-called Shakespear- 
ian plays. After visiting the home of Shakespeare, 
he will study the archives in the Vaticau, British 
Museum, and other libraries of the continental 

'60.— Judge J. W. Symonds, who recently sailed 
for Europe, expects to remain about two months 
in Italy. 

'60.— Hon. Thomas B. Reed has an article in' 
the November number of The Forum, entitled 
" As Maine Goes, so Goes the Union," in which he 
shows the important place that Maine holds, 
through having her state election in September. 
He says that although Maine has sometimes failed 
to voice the sentiment of the Union, yet she is so 
good an indicator of the result -of the following 
November election, that the result of her Septem- 
ber elections is looked forward to with great 

'62.— At a recent meeting of the Maine Histor- 
ical Society at Portland, Rev. Henry 0. Thayer 
read on article entitled " The Wiscasset Tragedy. 
A Page of Indian History." 

'62. — We publish below, from the columns of the- 
Leiviston Journal, the following sketch of Major 
A. L. Varney, '62, which was written by his class- 
mate, Gen. C. P. Mattocks: 

Major Almou L. Varney, of the Ordnance Corps 
of the regular army, is one of the rare appoint- 
ments of civilians to a position in that high branch 
of our military service; and the fact that his 
appointment was made as the result of a severe 
examination into his qualifications after he had 
served a full term in the Volunteers, makes a sketch 
of this officer's military career all the more instruct- 
ive and interesting. 

The father of Major Varney was Joel Varney of 
Windham, Me., a prosperous farmer of that town. 

The Varney family of Windham all descended 
from the original English immigrant, who resided 
for a time in Ipswich, Mass., and died in Salem, 
Mass., in the year 1654. 

Major Varney was born in Windham, Me., April 
5, 1839. He was fitted for college at Westbrook 
Seminary, Westbrook, Me., and entered Tufts Col- 
lege in 1858, remaining but one year, when he 
entered Bowdoin College as a Sophomore, being a 
member of the Class of '62, which sent a larger 
percentage of its members to the war than any 
other class which graduated there, among whom 
were Frederick H. Beecher, lieutenant 16th Maine 
Volunteers, afterwards a lieutenant in the regular 
array, killed in one of Sheridan's Indian campaigns; 
Col. Melville A. Cochran, now commanding the 6th 
U. S. Infantry, stationed at Port Thomas, Ky.; 
Lieut. George W. Edwards of the 16th Maine, 
killed at the battle of Fredericksburg, December 
12, 1862; Brevet-Major William E. Donnell, adju- 
tant of the 20th Maine Volunteers, who died two 
years ago, while filling an important position 
(financial editor) upon the Neu' York Tribune; 
Lieut. Almon Goodwin of the 19th Maine, now a 
prominent lawyer in New York City ; Lieut. Thomas 
H. Careen, killed in one of the early battles of the 
war; Henry H. Hunt, a member of the 5th Maine 
Battery, who became a prominent physician and 
died in Portland within a year ; Lieut. Willard M. 
Jenkins of the 17th Maine, who died of disease in 
the fall of 1862, soon after he entered the service; 
Capt. Augustus N. Linscott, who held a commission 
in a nine months' Maine regiment and is now a 
lawyer in Chicago ; Colonel and Brevet Brigadier- 
General Charles P. Mattocks of the 17th Maine Vol- 
unteers; Lieut. George E. Moulton of the 13th Maine 
Volunteers, now of New York City ; Col. Joseph 
Noble, now of the Treasury Department, Washing- 
ton, with which he has been connected thirty 
years; Capt. Howard L. Prince of the 20th Maine 
Volunteers, now the efficient librarian of the United 
States patent office at Washington; Colonel and 
Brevet Brigadier-General Isaac W. Starbird, of 
the ]9th Maine Volunteers, now a prominent physi- 
cian in Boston ; Josiah A. Temple, who enlisted as 
a private in the 17th Maine Volunteers and after- 
wards settled in Chicago; Capt. Henry Warren of 
the 6th Maine Volunteers, who was killed during 
the Wilderness campaign. 



When tbe Kith Maine Volunteer regiment was 
being organized, j'ouug Varney and his classmate, 
George E. Moulton, coiicluded to volunteer their 
services and were rewarded by being appointed 
lieutenants in that i-egnnent, Varney as ist and 
Moulton as 2d lieuteiumt, the date of Varney's 
commission being Uecomljer 9, 1861. The 13th 
regiment, which was commanded by Colonel, after- 
wards General, Neal Uow, served at various points 
in the Department of the Gulf, including Ship 
Island, Texas ; Louisiana (Red Elver Canipaign), 
and finally in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia ; 
and Lieutenant Varuey participated with his regi- 
ment in all its campaigns and battles. In the sum- 
mer of 1863 he acted as judge-advocate of a general 
court-martial in New Orleans, and in December, 
1863, and January, 1864, filled a similar position at 
Decrows Point, Texas, and a like positiim at the 
headquarters of the 19th army corps at Alexan- 
dria, La., in June, 1864. In December, 1864, he 
was president of a military commission sitting at 
Martinsburg, Va., for the trial of citizens charged 
with "giving aid aud comfort to tlie enemy," 

Major Varney's appointment in ihe Ordinance 
Corps dates from February 15, 1865, when he was 
commissioned as 1st lieutenant, since which time 
he has been on duty successively at Clinton, Iowa, 
where he received the arms of tl:e returning Iowa 
voUinteers; Watervliet (N. Y.) arsenal ; Watertown 
{Mass.) arsenal ; Cheyenne ordnance department ; 
Leavenworth (Kansas) arsenal; Rock Island (111.) 
arsenal; chief ordnance ofQcer in stalf of Major- 
Geueral Pope, commanding department of iilis- 
souri ; again at Watervliet arsenal ; again at Rock 
Island arsenal ; and again at Watertown arsenal. 
He is uow in command at the Indiauapolis arsenal. 
Major Varney is a member of the military order of 
the Loyal Legion ; of the New England Society of 
Indianapolis; of the Indianapolis Literary Club; 
and has recently been elected a member of the 
American Association for the Advancement of 

Major Varney, although leaving college a few 
months before his class graduated, was, in consid- 
eration of his volunteering for the war, granted his 
degree of Bachelor of Arts on the day of gradua- 
tion. May 9, 1866, he married Miss Hannah Jose- 
phine Gibson of Medford, Mass. He has two sons, 
Gordon Edward Varney, born February 26, 1867, 
and Theodore Varney, born January 27, 1874. 
The former is a graduate. Class of '91, in mining 
and engineering of LaFayette College, Easton, Pa.; 
and the latter is a graduate in electrical engineer- 
ing of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
in the Class of 1894. 

'70.— D. S. Alexander of Buffalo, N. T., was, at 
the last election, elected to Congress, receiving a 
plurality of 13,101, the largest ever given from 
that district. 

'74. — In Longman's English Classics appears the 
"Sir Roger De Coverley Papers" from ''The Specta- 
tor," edited, with introductions and notes, by D. 0. 
S. Lowell, A.M., M.D., English master in the Eox- 

bury Latin School. The volume contains an 
account of the "Tatler" and the "Spectator." 
A brief life of the authors of the "Roger De Cov- 
erley Papers," suggestions for teachers and stu- 
dents, a chronological table, and an appendix, 
besides the thirty-four selections. 

'70.— Two years ago, Mr. Arlo Hates delivered a 
course of lectures on "Advanced English Composi- 
tion" in the Lowell Free Classes. He now publishes 
them in a volume, called "Talks on Writing Eng- 
lish" (Houghton, Mifflin & Co.). Mr. Bates is a 
well-known novelist and critic, as well as a pro- 
fessor of English, so a work of his is of especial 
interest and value. The reviews say that his book 
is as good an introduction to the technical study 
and practice of literature as at present exists. It 
is a book not only for writers, but for readers as 
well. In speaking of meihods of study, he well 
says that in writing, " Patient, painstaking, untir- 
ing work is the essential thing." "The student 
should write with his entire attention fixed upon 
the technical excellence of his work." Among the 
many excellencies of the book, this sound advice 
for young writers is well worth quoting: "Do not 
write to discover what you think, or how you feel 
on a subject. These questions are to be settled 
before writing is begun. In half the themes I read, 
it is apparent that the writer has been going ahead 
in a sort of forlorn hope of ultimately learning his 
own opijiions. To be in doubt when one begins, 
either of where one is bound, or of how the attempt 
to get there is to be made, is as fatal in writing as in 
horse-racing. There is a good deal of what might 
be called the June-bug style of composition. Just as 
a beetle bangs his clumsy thick head against a 
window, or a netting, in hope that he may chance to 
strike a place where he can get through to the lamp 
within, so the June-bug writer goes banging absurdly 
down his page, bumping against any obstacle, 
trusting to fate and the chapter of accidents to 
show somewhere and somehow a way through. 
The man who has leariled to write does not begin 
until he has an idea what his way through is to be. 
The thing clear in his mind, he goes consistently 
toward it, and his consistency is what is called, 
keeping the point in view." The above quotation, 
with the following from the preface, may give some 
idea of the nature of the work: " I have conscien- 
tiously endeavored to make the lectures as practi- 
cal as possible, stating as clearly as I could those 
things which would have been most helpful to me, 
had I read and heeded them twenty years ago. 
The necessity of holding an audience make fitting 



some effort to render the talks entertaiuing.; but I 
have never consciously said anything for the mere 
purpose of being amusing, and I have never been 
of the opinion that a book gains either in dignity 
or in usefulness by beiug dull. My purpose has, 
throughout, been sincerely serious, and if the book 
shall prove helpful, I shall have attained the object 
for which it was written." 

'85. — Mr. Walter Mooers and Miss Miria Augusta 
Keyes were married October 29th, at Lancaster, 
Mass. They will reside in Dorchester, Mass. 

Med., '86.— Alfred King has been appointed sur- 
geon, and A. S. Gilson, Med., '94, adjunct surgeon 
at the Maine General Hospital. 

'87.— Merrill has been elected to the Maine 
Legislature as representative from Portlaud. 

'90. — Dr. Oliver W. Turner of Augusta, and Miss 
Martha M. Davenport were married November 18th, 
in Bangor, by Rev. A. E. Kingsley, pastor of the 
First Baptist Cliurch. The ceremony took place at 
8.30 o'clock at the residence of the bride's parents 
on Charles Street, and was attended by quite a large 
number of the bride's friends. After the wedding 
a reception was held and the newly married couple 
left for Augusta on the 11.25 train, where they will 
reside in the future. The bride is a daughter of 
Mr. George A. Davenport, and is very popular here. 
Dr. and Mrs. Turner received a large number of 
rare and beautiful presents. 

'96. — Foster is at Boston University Law School. 

'96. — Knight and Lyford are canvassing for a 
new book, relating to the history and work of the 
Improved Order of Red Men. 

'96. — Leighton is on the road through Maine, 
New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, in the interests 
of the Clover Medical Co. of Augusta. 

'96. — The engagement of J. H. Bates and Miss 
Townsend of New Haven, Conn., has been 


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Vol. XXVI., No. 11.— December 9, 1896. 

Editorial Notes 191 

From the Sword to the Cowl 193 

Theta Delta Chi Convention . 194 

.Beading 195 

Bowdoin Verse: 

Discontent 196 

Between Dances 196 

A Colonial "Wooing 196 

That Day .......' 197 

CoLLEon Tabula 197 

Athletics 200 

Book Reviews . 201 

T. M. C. A 201 

Personal 203 

After this number the Orient will be 
in charge of the editor-in-chief, who has for 
some time been absent from college, his place 
having been taken by the assistant editor-in- 
chief. The assistant editor wishes to thank 
the members of the Board for their hearty 
and willing co-operation during the past 
term, and trusts that the Orient has not 
fallen far short of its former high standard. 

yiJHE holidays are fast approaching, in fact 
-*• almost too fast, and it behooves us to 
make a few plans in regard to them. Holi- 
days should not be one continual relaxation 
from all work ; something definite should be 
accomplished in order to make them profit- 
able. One can get really more rest by change 
of occupation than by absolute inertia. Let 
each do a little missionary work among friends 
who contemplate coming to college. Let 
each show by his own personal actions what 
a college education does for a man, for one 
action speaks louder than a hundred words. 
If, in the coming holidays, we are able to 
accomplish something definite, and to show 
our friends what true Bowdoin men are, we 
surely shall have passed a profitable vacation. 
The Orient wishes a Merry Christmas to all 
its readers, and trusts that after so complete 
a change of air and surroundings, we all will 



eagerly return to the hard work of the winter 
term . 

[S soon as one season of athletics closes, 
the management for the next should be 
chosen. We have a way here, which is de- 
cidedly detrimental to our interests, of post- 
poning our elections. Our athletic captains 
are elected immediately upon the closing of 
the season, and why should not our managers 
be also? There surely is nothing like begin- 
ning early, especially in making out a schedule. 
Our managers are severely handicapped by 
this procrastination. When games are to be 
arranged with other colleges it must be done 
early, or else satisfactory dates cannot be 
had, often no dates at all. Take, for in- 
stance, the coming base-ball season ; we hope 
to have a superior team, and would like to 
play Harvard or Yale, or both, but the man- 
agement has been unable to arrange games 
with either, as their schedules are already 
filled. Had the management been elected 
earlier, without doubt dates could have been 
secured, as both teams would like to play us. 
Moreover, the trips to other colleges cannot 
be conveniently arranged at this late date. 
There is nothing that can be done except to 
guard against this in the future. The next 
manager to be chosen is the foot-ball; and let 
us change our habits at once, and by electing 
him immediately, give him every opportunity 
to make the season a success. 

TITHE Reading-Room papers are not fur- 
*- nished as a convenient means by which 
the students' scrap-books can be kept sup- 
plied. The publications there on file are the 
common property of the entire college, and 
anybody who mutilates them is infringing on 
the rights of his neighbors. This practice 
seems to have been growing upon us of late, 
and should be promptly checked. How 
aggravating it is to be looking for some par- 
ticular article, and then find only a large 

blank hole. Instead of clipping out articles of 
especial interest and appropriating them for 
your own use, let others have the benefit of 
them as well. The Orient sees no more 
reason why the Reading-Room papers should 
be mutilated than those in the library, and 
who would dare think of cutting up a library 
paper ? 

yiTHERE have been rumors afloat that our 
-'■ chess players do not intend to enter any 
intercollegiate contests the coming winter. 
The Orient hopes these will prove only 
rumors, for our chess players in former years 
have brought credit both to themselves and 
to the college, and to stop now, while in the 
lead, would savor too much of "quitting." 
By all means keep up chess playing, the most 
exacting of mental exercises, and this coming 
season let us defeat our rivals as nobly as we 
have done in years gone by. 

TPIME and again have appeals been made 


by the Orient for short stories, poems. 

and literary articles, but in vain ; the space 
might almost as well have been devoted to 
some better purpose. We do not intend to 
beg for articles, we simply offer you the 
privilege of writing them; the condescension 
should be on our part, not yours. Be that as it 
may, we will always be just as glad to receive 
stories and poems as ever. But a word here 
in regard to another line of Orient work. 
How can our Personal and CoUegii Tabula 
Departments be satisfactorily filled, when one 
or two men are supposed to record every 
minute occurrence among 250 students, to 
say nothing of our large body of alumni? One 
man has only one pair of eyes and ears, and 
surely these cannot catch everything that is 
going on in college. Give your assistance both 
to make the Orient better and to relieve the 
overworked editors of a portion of their 
duties. Send in to the editor any news items 
or alumni notes which you may chance upon ; 



don't begrudge a few minutes well spent in 
helping out the college journal. If you see 
any chance for improvement in college affairs, 
write an open letter to the Orient, and don't 
be afraid to sign your full name ; you will be 
respected for having the courage of your 
convictions. " Many hands make light work" 
applies perfectly to us, and let each do some- 
thing, however small, for the Orient. 

BOWDOIN has never yet been satisfacto- 
rily represented in the field of college 
journalism, but now, after years of delay and 
planning, something definite has at last 
been accomplished. A college of our size 
has ability, both literary and financial, to 
support two publications, a weekly news- 
paper and a monthly literarjr magazine. For 
years this has been the ideal to which we 
have looked forward, but which has seemed 
almost impossible. Nevertheless, after care- 
ful planning, half of onr ideal has been 
accomplished, and the Orient greets her 
new sister, the Boivdoin Quill, with mingled 
feelings of welcome anxiety ; welcome, for 
now Bowdoin will be fittingly represented 
among her sister institutions ; anxiety, be- 
cause of the seemingly insurmountable diffi- 
culties which must be overcome ere the paper 
can be successful. These difficulties will 
soon melt away, however, if the college gives 
the Quill proper encouragement, and the more 
difficulties overcome, the more credit will be 
due the editors of the Quill. 

The Orient, as it stands to-day, is a 
somewhat unsatisfactory sheet, being a mixt- 
ure of news and literary articles. The ideal 
would be to have the Orient a news weekly, 
and the Quill a literary monthly. For the 
coming winter term, however, both are to 
run in their present courses; thus, should 
the Quill become a fixture, as we trust it 
maj', the Orient can commence its new 
volume as a news weekly. 

The Quill is to be strictly literary, and is 
to contain sketches, short stories, literary 
articles, book reviews and poems. Its col- 
umns are to be open to both alumni and 
undergraduates. In its behalf, the Orient 
extends to all the invitation to contribute to 
its columns so as to help make it a success. 
Nothing worthy can be accomplished with- 
out hard work, and the Quill board, a list of 
whom can be found in the Collegii Tabula, 
intends to do everything in its power to put 
the paper upon a firm and prosperous basis. 

The Orient appeals to every under- 
graduate and alumnus of Bowdoin to lend a 
hand to the enterprising and progressive 
editors of the Quill, both by writing for its 
columns and by subscribing for the paper. 
The Quill, we are informed, is to make its 
maiden appearance the middle of January, 
and thereafter to come out three times per 
term, at the price of one dollar a year. 

Such a step is rather hazardous and ex- 
perimental, but backed by the right material, 
it surely will make its mark and bring credit 
to Old Bowdoin, whose literary reputation of 
late has been resting far too much upon its 
past. The Orient wishes long life and pros- 
perity to the Quill, and may her journey ever 
grow brighter as time passes on. 

From the Sword to the Cowl. 

"TTAY God be with you on your voyage," 
J^-*- murmured Prudence, as Pierre gave 
her a last fond embrace; then mustering her 
courage, she sprang through the low door 
into the quaint sitting-room of the log cabin, 
leaving her betrothed to make his way back 
to his ship as best he could. For a full 
minute Pierre stood as if petrified; then 
realizing the situation, he cast a longing 
glance at the one-windowed cabin, and soon 
was cantering down the road as fast as his 
somewhat antiquated steed could carry him. 
The light of the half moon, and the clear- 



ness of the autumn air, would have made his 
journey of fifteen miles, from Topsfield to 
Boston, an ideal one; but with a heavy heart, 
what can one enjoy? 

Lieutenant Pierre Martineau had just 
gone ashore from the "Arcadie," the French 
flagship at Quebec, to get his fortnightly 
packet of letters from New England. With 
joyful tread, he hastened to the fleet's head- 
quarters and received his packet; but why 
was it so small, surely there must be 
another for him. Alas, his eyes swam as he 
read the one brief letter from the father of 
Prudence, which was : 

"My cabin and my barn have been destroyed, 
and my daughter, God be merciful to her, has been 
carried away in the clutches of those godless sav- 
ages, the Hurons. Saturday veeek tliey burst upon 
us at the break of day, but now what is left, 
nothing but a few smouldering ashes and a life of 
pain and anguish!" 

Without noticing the busy passers-by 
who nodded cheerfully to him, he hurriedly 
left the citadel, and was soon in his cabin on 
board the "Arcadie." Resolute of will, and 
quick in action, Pierre, in the course of the 
morning, had plotted out his future, and now 
nothing remained but to put his plans into 

In a bobbing canoe sat a sturdy Indian 
warrior, and in front, his no less athletic 
companion, clad in the garb of a Jesuit, with 
its black draperj^ and its cowl drawn loosely 
over his head. For full four weeks these 
two pushed on, through wind and rain, now 
over waves dancing in the sunlight, and now 
gliding noiselessly along over the inky 
waters with not a single lonely star reflected 
in its surface. Over carry and by falls they 
toiled together, with scarcely a single syllable 
between them. Their journey's end found 
them at a tiny village of the Hurons, on the 
banks of a quick-running river, over two 
hundred leagues from Quebec. 

Pierre found that a brother Jesuit had 
recentlj^ been established there, and so he, 
by his frank and dignified manner, was 
able to win over the confidence of the natives 
more readily. Though his holy vows bound 
him to care for the salvation of the heathen, 
his was a far more sacred mission than to 
convert these fanatical savages. By careful 
watching and unobserved explorations, he 
located Prudence's prison, a small hut of 
bark, lying close to the river's edge. Without 
exciting suspicion he administered the rites 
of the church to her, and still preserving his 
unknown personality, planned her escape. 

The trusty guide of his former trip was 
given the sacred duty, and on a cloudy, dis- 
mal night in July,, the two fugitives, the 
dusky savage and the fair Puritan maid, 
concealed under the shadow of the bank, 
made their way down the rapid river on 
their long journey to the thriving city of 

True to his holy vows Pierre adminis- 
tered the sacrament to his savage children, 
while Prudence again was restored to her 
broken-down father; not the Prudence of 
former years, whose beauty was the envy 
of the settlements for miles around, and 
whose life was a continual flow of happiness, 
but the Prudence whose eyes were con- 
stantly strained toward the eastern horizon, 
watching for the return of the young lieu- 
tenant, to whom she last bade adieu as he 
left to put to sea in the good ship "Arcadie." 

Theta Delta Chi Convention. 
TT7HE fiftieth annual convention of the 
A Theta Delta Chi Fraternity was held at 
the new Hoffman House in New York City, 
November 24th and 25th. It was the largest 
attended and most successful convention 
ever held in the history of the fraternity. 
The banquet took place Wednesday evening 
in the ball-room of the Hoffman House. Ex- 
actly one hundred and forty loyal Theta 



Delts took their places about the board. 
Hon. Willis S. Paine of New York City was 
toast-master; Col. Jacob Spahu of Rochester, 
N. Y., delivered the oration; and Rev. Dr. 
James W. Wightman of Pittsburg, Pa., read 
the poem. 

The Eta Chapter of Bowdoin was repre- 
sented by N. R. Webster, '81, E. H. Newbe- 
giu, '91, B. L. Bryant, '95, John H. Morse, '97, 
A. A. French, '97, and C. C. Williamson, '98. 

The fraternity will celebrate its semi-cen- 
tennial anniversary in New York City, on 
the days adjoining Washington's Birthday, 
1898. Preparations for this event have been 
under way for over a year, and it is proposed 
to make a grand reunion of this anniversary. 


PAVE we ever realized how marvelous 
our library is? Do we realize that on 
its shelves, there have been collected for our 
use the most precious treasures of our race? 
Ages before we were born, lived the men 
who made those records of wisdom, passion, 
and humor; and year by year, century by 
century, they have been carefully preserved 
from the ravages of time. Buildings and 
monuments crumble; here and there onlj' a 
ruined arch, or a few broken pillars, remain 
to tell of the power of Alexander, or of the 
glory of Csesar. Right here in our library, 
however, in a country of which they never 
dreamt, we possess all that is known, and all 
that ever will be known, not only of both of 
those conquerors, but of many others. 

A well-selected library such as we have, 
contains the coniplete history of mankind 
from the dawn of civilization to the present 
day. Besides these, there are in it the records 
of events and deeds, the choicest fruits of 
human wisdom, the best poetry, to say noth- 
ing of the best stories, of every namable 
country. Our library may be compared to 
an intellectual telephone station. As we sit 

within its walls, we can listen to Tennyson or 
Dickens, to Shakespeare or Dante, to Tacitus 
or Virgil, to Plato or Sophocles, and to the 
thousands of others to whom the world of 
to-day is indebted. We are astonished to 
find that by aid of the telephone, we can talk 
with people several hundred miles away ; but 
how much more amazing is it, that we can 
commune with men who died three thousand 
years ago ! We should not treat books as so 
much binding and paper, but as living per- 
sons, as companions and friends, to be loved 
and revered. Here in our library there are 
books, that is, companions, which appeal to 
every worthy faculty in us ; and in proportion 
as we exercise those faculties, we become 
stronger and more capable of enjoying them. 

Think of the library as a place where are 
assembled all the men who have influenced 
the world by their writings, and who have 
brought us to the present high stage of civili- 
zation which we enjoy. To-da}^ we can con- 
verse at will with each and every one of 

There need be no fixed rule to guide 
one's reading. People usually read those 
things that most interest them, and that is 
right. One good book suggests another, 
and this, still others. Remember that your 
interest will ever crave at each step some- 
thing a little better than the preceding. 
Once we all were satisfied with Mother 
Goose, but did we stop there? Tales of 
adventure followed, while now we are read- 
ing biographies, works of science, history, and 
should ever be steadily advancing, still bear- 
ing in mind the fact, that we can never hope 
to reach that place where we can say, we 
have read everything. 

Knowledge is boundless, and we do well 
to remember that our aim should be, not to 
read the largest quantity of books, but 
rather those of the best quality. The man of 
culture is not he who has read the greatest 
number of volumes, but he who has mastered 



and remembered what he has read, and who 
can make the widest application of his reading. 
Daniel Webster, it is said, before reading a 
new book, used to jot down all he knew on 
that particular subject, so he could estimate 
just how much he had gained from reading 
the book. Though an excellent plan, per- 
haps it is better to write a short abstract 
after reading the work. Read clearly, with 
your mind impenetrable to outside matters, 
that the subject before you may become as 
if actually alive. Before closing, let me 
quote from a man eminently fitted to give 
advice on the subject : 

" Readers," says Coleridge, " may be divided 
into four classes : First, sponges who absorb 
all they read, and return it in nearly the same 
state, only a little dirtied. Second, hour- 
glasses, who retain nothing, and are content 
to get through a book for the sake of getting 
through the time. Third, strain-bags who 
retain merely the dregs of what they read. 
Fourth, workmen in the mines of Golconda, 
who gain their own livelihood by finding 
mogul diamonds for the profits of others." 

Sowdoir^ ^0P§e. 


Said Johnny unto Teddy, 
Way back in last July, 
"I tell you it will be great fun 
When snow begius to fly; 
For then we'll go a-skating, 
And battle with snowballs, 
And go oif sliding on our bob, 
When snow begins to fall." 

When autumn days were over, 
Aud winter was hard by, 
Said Johnny unto Teddy then, 
"I wish it were July, 
For then we could go swimming 
And rowing in the "crick," 
But now 'tis hateful winter, 
It nearlv makes me sick." 

Between Dances. 

It was after the last galop, 
And before the final lancers ; 
The music was soft and low, 
And we left the other dancers. 

' We will look for my fan," she said, 
And into the garden straying, 
We gazed at the stars instead, 
For a dreamy waltz was playing. 

And our eyes were filled with tears, 
For parting came to-morrow ; 
And our hearts were numb with fears, 
And our voices dumb with sorrow. 

There was time for a single embrace, 
As we beard the bars of the lancers, 
And we hastened back to our place 
In the midst of the happy dancers. 

That was many long years ago ; 
And to-night in the ball-room there, 
When the music was soft and low 
I stole from the mirth and glare, 

And followed a path that led 
To the garden, afar from the dancers. 
While I dream of the days that are dead. 
Between the galop and the lancers. 

A Colonial Wooing. 

A story has come down to us 

From old colonial days, 
Which illustrates one instance 

Of the very many ways 

In which, by some slight artifice. 

The disappointed swain 
May sway the scornful maiden's heart, 

And bring her 'round again. 

In the good old town of Haverhill, 

Two centuries ago, 
A maid and youth did tarry — 

Mary Whittaker and Joe. 

Joe Whittaker, as you might guess, 
On Mary was much smitten ; 

But to pop the question didn't dare 
For fear he'd get the mitten. 

So thinking much upon 't, at last 

Joe hit upon a plan ; 
Said he, " She shall be mine to-night, 

Or I'll know why, I swan." 



His motlier did his ruffled shirt, 

His sister did his collar, 
His father polished up his boots 

As bright as any dollar ; 

Then Joe ragged out his manly form 

In Sunday-school attire, 
And straddled down to Whittaker's 

Like any house afire. 

But Joe, ere knocking at the door 

(It may be well to tell), 
Saw to it that a stick of wood 

Lay handy by the well. 

Then Joe went in; but having not 

A great amount of push. 
He spent a full three hours 

In beating 'round the bush. 

And when at last our hero gained 
The heart to pop the question, 

He'd a look upon his face as though 
He had the indigestion. 

Heedless of all entreaty, 

And the time he'd vainly used 

For a prologue to bis tragedy. 
That cruel girl refused. 

Then rushing madly from the house, 
In the twinkling of an eye, 

He heaved the old log down the well, 
And hid behind the sty. 

And Mary's heart relented 

As she heard that startling sound. 
And rushing forth she shouted. 

As she searched the darkness 'round, 

" Oh Joseph, darling Joseph, 
If still, if still you live. 
Believe my words, my hand, my heart. 
My soul, to you I give ! " 

And Joseph from his hiding place 
With great thanksgiving heard; 
And flyibg to her arms exclaimed, 
" I take you at your word." 

Erelong the two were married. 
And 'tis stated, furthermore, 

That the Whittakers thereby became 
No fewer than before. 

That Day. 

Was it a dream ? 
Or is it true. 
One summer day 
I was with you. 
And heard your voice. 
And all around 
Was heaven 1 

'Twas weeks ago 
That lovely day. 
When skies were blue, 
And far away 
The sunlight danced 
O'er summer seas, 
Like silver. 

It was no dream. 
And if 'twere so, 
I'd hope that when 
Wild roses blow, 
I'll lay me down 
To dream again. 
In slumber. 

At a recent meeting of the 
George Evans Debating Society, 
it was unanimously voted to extend 
an invitation to ex-Senator Bradbury 
of Augusta, to address a public meet- 
ing of the society during the coming 
winter term, on the subject of debating, and George 
Evans as a debater. 

Hunt, '98, is out teaching. 
Get on your double windows ! 
Skating is rather scarce so far. 
Quite a snow storm on the 21 st! 
Hicks, '95, was in town recently. 
But one week more and— Christmas! 
The new catalogue is very interesting. 
Dana, '94, was on the campus recently. 
Mead, '95, visited the campus last week. 
E. F. Pratt, '97, has returned to college. 



Loring, '98, is very ill with typhoid fever. 
Crossinan, '96, was on the campus for a day or so. 
Toung, '98, has been ill at home with tonsilitis. 
Webber took a splendid photo of the foot-ball 

The French ball at Bath attracted one or two 

E. E. Spear, '98, was absent from college for a 

The chapel choir, though large, seems to lack 
proper rehearsing. 

Carry your post-office keys to be registered, or 
you will lose them. 

The Freshmen feel much relieved since finishing 
their work in algebra. 

A double quartette rendered the anthem at 
Sunday chapel, the 6th. 

Every one is busy now making up lost work 
and excusing chapel cuts. 

Minott, '98, recently spent a few days visiting 
friends at Hebron Academy. 

Varney, '98, is teaching the Windham High 
School, for a-ten weeks' term. 

Professor Lee went to Hallowell on the SOth, to 
deliver his lecture on Labrador. 

Professor Chapman attended the funeral of the 
late W. W. Thomas of Portland. 
^ Morse, '97, attended the Tale-Princeton foot- 
ball game in New York, recently. 

The "Gibson Pictures," soon to be given, has 
several students among its posers. 

A new staiued-glass window has been placed in 
the chapel to replace a broken one. 

Gym work begins next term, and all are looking 
forward to it with great expectations. 

The "midnight oil" is being burned quite 
generally, now that exams are in sight. 

The volunteer choir at the Episcopal Church is 
composed principally of college students. 

A large body of students attended the launching 
of the twin gunboats at Bath on the 5th. 

The annual turkey supper at the Congregational 
Church was well patronized by the students. 

We wonder if the new postal delivery system 
will bring the college mail to the dormitories. 

The Wilbur-Kirwin Opera Co. at Lewiston, 
proved an attraction to several of the students. 

While attempting to get off a moving train, 
K. L. Marston, '99, severely sprained his ankle. 

The Juniors are taking up " The Beginnings 
of the English Romantic Movement," by Phelps. 

Professors Robinson and Hutchins gave their 
X-ray lecture at Augusta, on the evening of the 3d. 

The college orchestra furnished music for the 

Poverty Ball at Town Hall, on Thanksgiving eve. 

Professors Robinson and Hutchins delivered their 

lecture on the X-ray at Bangor, November 30th. 

The list of chapel cuts for '98 in the Science 
Building, needs prompt attention by some members. 

Gardner, '98, has returned from a most success- 
ful hunting tour in the woods of north-eastern 

Who were the more surprised at the outcome of 
the Freshman-Sophomore foot-ball game, 1900 
or '99? 

Several students attended the illustrated lect- 
ures by Rev. H. P. Wood at the Free Baptist 

About 2,000 volumes are added to our library 
every year. The library at present contains 56,000 

A new " Sacred Eight" has been formed, and its 
members are fast learning to " trip the light 

Among the stay-at-homes Thanksgiving, were 
Lord, '97, Merrill and Varney, '98, Haines, '97, and 
several others. 

Professor Rogers of Colby spent some time here 
recently with Professor Hutchins in experiment- 
ing with the X-ray. 

The " silver- tongues" of '99 are busy with their 
prize orations, and their eloquence can be heard at 
all hours of night and day. 

Mr. Alger V. Currier is now, beside his courses 
with the Freshmen, giving drawing lessons to the 
classes in the Science Building. 

Professor Johnson has started a voluntary class 
in Italian for Juniors and Seniors. The class is to 
begin with the reading of Dante. 

The polo games at Bath are attracting quite a 
goodly number of students. Would it not be a 
good thing to start polo in college ? 

French, '97, Morse, '97, and Williamson, '98, 
represented the Bowdoin chapter of e A X at their 
annual convention in New York recently. 

Professor Houghton gave an excellent address 
at Sunday chapel on the poetry of the Bible, and 
the reading of the works of the great poets. 

The campus was not quite deserted at Thanks- 



giving, for several of tlie students remained to 
malie up back work, or to write themes. 

Tlie editorial board of the Quill is composed as 
follows : 

P. P. Baxter, '98 Chairman. 

S. E. Young, '98, . . . Business Manager. 

W. W. Lawrence, '98. T. L. Marble, '98. 

F. H. Swan, '98. R. L. Marston, '99. 

As the winter evenings grow longer, the time for 
reading and study increases, and let all remember 
what a fine library we have, and take advantage 
of it. 

The Fayerweather will case is now on trial in 
the courts at Albany, N. Y. Bowdoin and twenty 
other colleges are interested, and the result of the 
case is awaited by all with much interest. 

In the Junior course in Political Economy, Dr. 
Hatch has substituted for the work of the winter 
term Hadley's new work of Economics, in place of 
the Tariff History of the United States, by Taussig. 

It will do no harm, and may do a little good, to 
publish the following from an exchange: 


By the Glee Club. 

By college songs. 

By celebrating field day. 

By encouraging athletics. 

By college and class yells. 

By due regard for instructors. 

By wholesome competition. 

By college and class colors. 

By holding frequent socials. 

By supporting the college paper. 
The Garcelon will case, after long litigation, 
has been decided by Superior Judge Frick of Cal- 
ifornia. Bowdoin is to receive her proper share of 
the bequest, and the elibrt of the nephews of Mrs. 
Garcelon has been frustrated. 

Professors Robinson and Hutchins have been, of 
late, performing some very skillful medical opera- 
tions by means of the X-ray. One of the most 
skillful as well as successful, was the locating of a 
bullet that had been lodged in an old soldier 
ever since the civil war. 

By the will of the late W. W. Thomas of Port- 
land, Bowdoin has received five scholarships of 
$1,000 each, to aid students seeking an education, 
" but in no case shall it be given to students using 
intoxicating liquors, or who are not believers in the 
Christian religion." 

Professor Robinson recently went to Portland, 
and exhibited his new disinfecting lamp to the 

Portland Board of Health. The lamp worked to 
perfection, and the Board of Health is very enthu- 
siastic over the invention, and believe that it will 
give Professor Robinson great fame as a bacteri- 

The following, from an exchange, is self-ex- 
planatory : 

" President William DeWitt Hyde of Bowdoin College, 
Hon. E. F. Webb of Waterville, and Gen. S. D. Leavitt o£ 
Eastport, were in session at the Capitol, Wednesday after- 
noon. This commission was appointed by Governor 
Cleaves ' to inquire as to the advisability of establishing 
an additional normal school in central and eastern Maine, 
and the most advantageous place for the location of said 
school.' " 

The opera " Charter Oak" was given by ama- 
teurs before large audiences on the evenings of 
December 1st and 2d. The opera was a success 
from start to finish, and brought down great 
applause. Several students took prominent parts 
in the cast. 

Ex-Manager Morse of the Track Team distrib- 
uted, on December 1st, the medals won by Bow- 
doin men at Waterville, last spring. The first and 
second prizes are very tasteful medals in silver and 
bronze, on which is an embossed pine tree and 
the name of the event. The third prize is a badge. 

President Hyde, at Sunday chapel, recently, 
spoke of the meeting of the New -England College 
Association. He suggested that Bowdoin might 
soon adopt the plan of certain of the other colleges 
of letting more men in, but weeding them out 
later. He also spoke of introducing a more general 
course into college. 

The Orient does not want to hear the question 
asked again, " Who was George Evans ? " Here is a 
note in regard to him : 

" George Evans was one of the most famous men who 
made the early history of the college and the state so. 
illustrious. He was born in Gardiner in 1797, and after 
graduating from Bowdoin in 1815, he studied law and 
practiced his profession in Gardiner and Portland. At 
different times he served as Speaker of the Maine House 
of Kepresentatives, and as Attorney-General of the state. 
From 1829 to 1841 he was a member of Congress, and 
from 1841 to 1847 a United States Senator. His death 
occurred in 1867." 

The usual Thanksgiving Sophomore-Freshman 
rush took place at the station, as the 11.30 train 
was leaving. The rush was decidedly lively, and at 
times, some brilliaut work was done. '99 pretty 
effectively stopped the Freshmen from giving their 
new yell, but it was no easy matter. There was a 
large crowd of upper-classmen, who now and then 



lent a hand to one side or the other. The passen- 
gers on the train were as usnal very curious to 
know tlie trouble, and one individual was very 
anxious to participate, in so much so, that a little 
mild restraint was necessary to keep him within 

A very successful leap-year dance was given 
by the young ladies of Brunswick in the Court 
Room on December 8th. The dance was very 
pretty, and the Court Room was filled to overflow- 
ing. The feature of the evening was the debut of 
several of the college students, who made their 
maiden appearance in Brunswick society on that 
night. Particular attention was paid to these 
debutants by the young ladles, and none were 
allowed to decorate the walls. The fair sex seemed 
to be out for a lively time, and no doubt they had 
in mind the fact that another such opportunity will 
not be offered them for a full seven years. 

The second regular meeting of the George 
Evans Debating Society was held in the Modern 
Language Room on Tuesday evening, December 
1st. The subject for debate was, "Resolved, that 
Canada should be annexed to the United States," 
and the principal disputants were W. T. Libby, 
'99, and Hall, '99, on the affirmative; Nason, '99, 
and Webster, '99, on the negative. All the speakers 
appeared well prepared, and forcible and exhaustive 
arguments were made on both sides. The vote of 
the society, both on the merits of the question and 
on the merits of the principal disputants, resulted 
in favor of the affirmative. After the debate, a 
busiuess session was held, and it was decided that 
the next regular meeting should be held one week 
earlier, on Tuesday, December 8th, to avoid' hold- 
ing a meeting during examiuation week. It was 
also voted that, hereafter, the principal disputants 
should be limited to ten minutes each, for their 
opening arguments, and five minutes each, for their 
closing speeches, it being felt that more time should 
be permitted for discussion from the floor. The 
question for debate on December 8th is, " Resolved, 
that the honor system in examinations should be 
adopted at Bowdoin," the speakers being Marsh, 
'99, on the affirmative, and Thompson, '99, on the 

The following from Harjxr's Weekly is self- 
explanatory, but suggests that the same plan might 
be adopted, with success, by the Bowdoin Faculty. 

The Faculty of Harvard University has announced its 
intention to separate from the college students handing 
in written work not their own, and to post their names on 
the college bulletin-boards. The offence thus to be dealt 

with is familiarly known as "cribbing." The Harvard 
Faculty has determined and announced that it is dishon- 
orable, and merits public expulsion. The conclusion thus 
reached is somewhat revolutionary, and the action taken 
has only been taken with reluctance, and after solemn 
thought and full discussion. 

In old times at Harvard, as in most other colleges where 
what is known as the "honor system " in examinations 
does not prevail, cribbing was not regarded as dishonor- 
able, though its expediency has always been freely ques- 
tioned, even by the patrons of the practice. Only when 
the examinations were in some degree competitive, as 
where students were trying for high rank or for scholar- 
ships, was cribbing felt to involve dishonor. But condi- 
tions are declared to have changed at Harvard. The 
relations between instructors and students are more 
familiar than they used to be, and the majority of the 
students are believed to take their work more seriously 
than they once did, and to look upon their instructors 
more as fountains of information and less as hinderances 
to ease. The Faculty feels that there are certain childish 
things that ought to be put away from Harvard forever, 
and cribbing is one of them. Hence this severe penalty 
for an offence which, it seems, is still very prevalent 
among the more frivolous undergraduates. 


Bowdoin, ''99, ; Boivdoin, 1900, 0. 

The annual Sophomore-Freshman foot-ball 
game took place Saturday afternoon, November 
21st, in the midst of a heavy snow-storm. But the 
weather was not severe enough to restrain the ardor 
of the two lower classes, and a large delegation of 
students was present to urge their teams on to 
victory. All such efforts were in vain, however, for 
neither team was able to score a touchdown. That 
the Sophomores would win the contest easily was 
conceded by everybody before the game took place, 
for several of the players on the Sophomore eleven 
were members of this season's 'Varsity. The light 
Freshman line withstood the rushes of their heavier 
adversaries, and the result of the game surpassed 
the fondest hopes of the most hopeful Freshman. 
The game was well played from start to finish, as 
well as could be expected in such weather. There 
was no rough play, and the work of the officials was 
satisfactory to everybody ; something extraordinary 
in a class game. 

The ground was covered with two or three 
inches of snow, and to this fact was doubtless due 
the wretched fumbling which characterized the 
work of both teams. The game was called at 2.30. 
The Freshmen kicked off. Randall captured the 



ball aud advanced it a few yards. The Sophomores 
by steady gains carried the ball to the Freshman's 
10-yard line, where Chapman gained possession of 
it on a fumble, and made a brilliant run of 80 yards. 
He was tackled by Veazie, but had the ground been 
in good condition there is little doubt but that he 
could have made a touchdown. This was the only 
time during the first half that the Freshman's goal 
was in danger. The half closed with the ball near 
the center of the field. Score : Freshmen 0, Soph- 
omores 0. 

- Throughout the second half the ball was kept 
well in the Freshmen's territory. The half closed 
with the ball on their 10-yard line in the possession 
of the Sophomores. For the Freshmen the work 
of Chapman was especially brilliant, while Clark 
and Veazie played well for the Sophomores. The 
line-up was as follows : 

BowDOiN, '99. BoWDOiN, 1900 

Moulton. Left End. { ^{fj'^"' 

Stockbridge. Left Tackle. Gardiner. 

Philoon. Left Guard. Call. 

Jennings. Center. Russell. 

Cram. Bight Guard. Merrill. 

Wignott. Eight Tackle. Willard. 

Veazie. Right End. Sylvester 


Quarterback. Chapman. 

Right Halfback. Levensaler. 

Left Halfback. Clarke. 

Fullback. Babb. 

Score— Bowdoin, '99, ; Bowdoin, 1900, 0. Umpire— 
Ives, Bowdoin, '98. Referee— Pierce, Bowdoin, '98. Lines- 
men— Sturgis, '99, and Bacon, 1900. Time— 20 and 
15-minute halves. 

Book I^eview§. 

[Abraham Lincoln, a Poem, by Lyman Whitney 
Allen. Gr. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and Lon- 
don. 1896.] 

Old, yet ever new, the theme of this noble poem 
causes a thrill of patriotism to pierce the heart, and 
sets the blood coursing more jubilantly through one's 
veins. Though dwelt upon by poets and historians 
for three decades, the Civil War in this poem is 
treated in a most novel and unique manner, and 
that far too prevalent "cut and dried" method, is 
here entirely absent. Mr. Allen has introduced a 
most refreshing and much-needed change in the art 
of historical poetry writing. None other than an 
artist could have portrayed the scenes which he 
pictures to us, and none other than a historian could 
have given as concise and comprehensive an account 
of the great anti-slavery movement. 

Beginning with ancient history, he traces the 
growth of 

"Imperious Love's sublime decree. 
The brotherhood of man," 

through its successive steps, until it culminates in 
that giant stroke, 

" That mlUioned manacles asunder broke, 
And myriad properties 
Became in one immortal moment, — men ! " 
Continuing his train of thought, he eulogizes 
the martyred Lincoln, and brings his modern epic 
to a fitting close, by predicting a glorious future for 
the country, where there shall ever be 
" One Union never to fall. 
One flag afloat over all." 
The typography of this little book is a gem truly 
characteristic of the Knickerbocker Press. Its sub- 
ject matter itself is sufficient to insure it a hearty 
reception, for it needs none of the embellishu:ents of 
modern art to make it either striking or attractive. 

The Thursday meeting of November 19th was 
led by Holmes, 1900. His subject was, " What we 
have to be thankful for." 

Martin, '98, led the Sunday meeting of Novem- 
ber 22d. The subject of his talk was, "True Man- 
liness." Among other things, he said that true 
manliness lies not in the evil deeds, words, aud 
thoughts that we abstain from, but in the good 
things that we do and think and say. 

No meetings were held November 26th and 29th, 
owing to the Thanksgiving recess. 

The Thursday meeting of December 3d was led 
by Haines, '97. 

President Laycock, '98, addressed the Y. M. C. A. 
meeting on Sunday, December 6th. 

The non-fraternity men at Dartmouth have 
organized a debating club. 

Miss Helen Kellar, the sixteen-year-old girl who 
is blind, deaf, and dumb, has passed her examina- 
tion to enter the Harvard Annex, and will soon 
enter Radclilie College. 

The University of Chicago has received a new 
gift, valued at half a million dollars. It consists of 
3,000 acres of land around Wolf Lake, and is to be 
at the disposition of the biological department of 
the university. 



Hon. William Widg- 
ery Thomas, overseer of 
the college, who recently celebrated 
the ninety-third anniversary of his 
birth, died on Saturday, November 21st, 
from pneumonia, after but a week's illness, 
which until towards the last did not develop 
sufflcieotly to indicate its serious character. Even 
Friday, Mr. Thomas was receiving his friends and 
attending to routine business. The profound grief 
felt in the wide circle of his friends and relatives, 
extends to many others, who have been at one time 
and another brought into business relations with 
him during his remarkably extended career in active 
life, and learned of his many noble and generous 
characteristics. He was as prominent in beneficent 
institutions and charitable work, but without osten- 
tation, a^ in commercial enterprises, the list of 
associations with which he was connected in man- 
agement being an unusually long one. In 1822, 
when not yet nineteen years of age, he is found 
launched in the dry goods business for himself on 
Exchange Street, Portland, which he successfully 
conducted until 183.5. Since then as merchant, 
banker, and real estate owner— for a period of 
seventy-five years — Mr. Thomas has been a distin- 
o-uished figure in Portland mercantile affairs. To 
his energy and public spirit, the city is indebted for 
the erectiou'Of many of the handsome and substan- 
tial buildings that adorn its business streets. In 
the midst of his mercantile activities, Mr. Thomas 
found time to serve his native city in other impor- 
tant relation^. He represented her at Augusta, as 
a member of the House in 1855, and of the Senate 
in 18.56. He was elected state treasurer in 1860, 
but declined to serve. He has been a member of 
both branches of the city government, and was the 
first war mayor, in 1861. In this capacity he was 
very active in upholding the Federal authority, and 
in caring for the soldiers and their families. He 
•was a warm friend of Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln's 
secretary of war, and in his honor named " Stanton 
Block" on Exchange Street. He was for twenty 
years one of the board of overseers for Bowdoin Col- 
lege, and for over thirty years a corporate member 
of the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign 

Missions ; he was also a member of the board of man- 
agers of the Portland Benevolent Society for over 
thirty years, its president upwards of twenty 
years, and a director of the Maine General Hospital 
for over a score of years. In October, 1836, he was 
elected a director of the Canal Bank, then a state 
bank, and in 1849 its president, to which position 
he has been annually elected ever since. He has, 
therefore, been a director of that financial institu- 
tion for sixty years, audits president for forty-seven 
years. He attended to the duties of the office up 
to within a short time of his death. He was presi- 
dent of the electoral college of Maine, which in 
1876 cast its vote for Hayes. As a humanitarian 
Mr. Thomas was always firmly allied to the cause 
of temperance, and with Neal Dow, W. D. Little 
and others, organized, in 1827, the Portland Tem- 
perance Society, one of the earliest temperance 
associations in the state; at the time of his death 
he had in his possession the secretary's book, con- 
taining the preamble and the long list of signers, 
comprising some very prominent names. In 1827 
Mr. Thomas united with the Second Parish Con- 
gregational Church, Dr. Payson, pastor, and was the 
oldest living member. From this church his 
funeral occurred Tuesday. Hon. William Widgery 
Thomas was born in Portland, November 7, 1803. 
He was a direct descendant in the eighth genera- 
tion, of George Cleeve, the first settler here, and 
included in his ancestry the Rev. George Burroughs, 
a graduate of Harvard and an early preacher in 
Falmouth, and John Proctor, both of whom were 
victims of the witchcraft delusion in Salem. His 
father was Elias Thomas, also born here, who 
engaged prominently in mercantile pursuits, and 
for seven years, from 1823, was treasurer of the 
state. He died in this city, August 3, 1872, at 
the remarkable age of one hundred years and six 
months. The Thomas Block on Commercial Street 
was named for him. Mr. Thomas's mother was 
Elizabeth Widgery, daughter of the Hon. William 
Widgery, who, in 1778, was elected to the Massa- 
chusetts convention which adopted the Constitution 
of the United States. He was senator in 1794 to 
the Massachusetts Legislature from Cumberland 
County, and represented the Cumberland district 
in Congress in 1810. Widgery Block on Exchange 
Street was named in his memory, and is on the site 
of his former residence. Mr. Thomas was married 
March 5, 1835, to Elizabeth White Goddard, daugh- 
ter of Henry Goddard, for many years a merchant 
in Portland. Mrs. Thomas was a native of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. She died here April 27, 1884, 



lamented by all who knew and loved her for her 
many virtues. Mr. Thomas is survived by three 
children, General Henry &. Thomas, U. S. A., 
William Widgery Thomas, Jr., ex-minister to Sweden 
and Norway, and Mr. Elias Thomas, merchant. Mr. 
Thomas was ever a valued friend of Bowdoin. Five 
of his sons were Bowdoin men, all but one were 
graduates, and all have been an honor to their 
father as well as to their college. The college was 
remembered by Mr. Thomas in his will, $5,000 
being left to establish new scholarships. 

'25. — The Orient takes pleasure in publishing 
a letter, recently received from ex-Senator Brad- 
bury of Augusta. All can profit by this letter, 
which shows what an active interest Mr. Bradbury 
takes in everything which relates to Bowdoin, an 
interest which grows stronger and stronger as years 

pass on. 

-Atjgdsta, Nov.-23,-1896. - 
To the Editors of the Orient : 

Dear Sirs: — You are right iu your efforts to put and 
keep the publication of the Orient upon a cash basis. 
As an alumnus of Bowdoin, I have taken the, paper for 
years to encourage its publishers. 

You must allow no paper of the kind in the country to 
surpass the Orient, for in this respect it stands as the 
representative of Bowdoin. 

While you encourage athletics, keep learning ahead. 
Distinction iu scholarship is higher than distinction in 
foot-ball. It is nobler to be an Everett, than a Sullivan or 
a Corbett. 

Make the Orient useful in educating both scholars and 
gentlemen. It can point out and urge the correction of 
defects in deportment and bearing, as well as in intel- 
lectual training. Let its influence be an aid to the Fac- 
ulty in giving such an education, that the Bowdoin grad- 
uate, when he goes out into the business world, to fight 
the great battle of life, shall be equipped at every point, 
as a scholar and a gentleman, always remembering that 
the higher type of man is an educated Christian gentle- 
man. Yours Very Truly, 

James W. BRADBnRY. 

'33. — The Kev. Benjamin F. Tappan, D.D., who 
died at his home in South Norridgewock on Decem- 
ber 3d, was born at Augusta, June 26, 1815. He 
was the son of the Rev. Dr. Tappan and Elizabeth 
Bowdoin-Temple Winthrop, the daughter of the 
Hon. T. L. Winthrop, Lieutenant-Governor of Mas- 
sachusetts. In college he was a room-mate of his 
classmate, Dr. Cyrus Hamlin. After his graduation 
he pursued his theological studies at Bangor, finish- 
ing in 1837, and immediately after became, for a 
time, assistant of Professor Leonard Woods in the 
department of Hebrew. He was ordained pastor 
of the Congregational Church in Hampden in 1838; 
was installed over the Winthrop Church, Charles- 

town, Mass., in 1848, and in 1858 over the church 
in Norridgewock. Dr. Tappan was for' more than 
twenty years an overseer of the college. In 1874 
the college conferred upon him the degree of D.D. 
He contributed many articles ou theological subjects 
to various magazines, and also published several ser- 
mons. He was an able scholar of the New Testament 
and a man of great culture. In 1838 he married 
Delia, daughter of Judge William Emmons of Hal- 
lowell. They had five children, of whom one son 
and two daughters survive. Dr. Tappan's death 
leaves only two members of the Class of '33. 

'43.— William D. Northend, LL.D., has written 
a book, just published by Estes & Lauriat, entitled, 
" The Bay Colony ; a Civil, Religious, and Social His- 
tory of the Massachusetts Colony." It is scholarly,' 
accurate, and very interestingly written, covering a 
period which has been dealt with by no work of 
value. The volume is handsomely bound, and con- 
tains two excellent photogravures of Governor John 
Winthrop and Oliver Cromwell. 

'58.— Another book, which lias just come out, is 
in a very different line of thought. It is written by 
Rev. Prank Sewall, and the full title is, " The Angel 
of the State ; or the Kindergarten in the Education 
of the Citizen. A study of Sestalozzi, Froebel, and 
Swedeuborg." The edition is uniquely illustrated 
by pen and ink sketches of the three. . 

■'70. — De Alva Stanwood Alexander, the recently 
elected Congressman from New York, was born 
in Maine, but early in his boyhood he went 
to Ohio with his mother, where, at the age of 
15, he enlisted in the 128th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 
serving three years, and until the close of the 
war, as a private soldier. Most young men would 
feel that such an experience was education enough, 
but Mr. Alexander deliberately returned to his 
native state, and prepared for college at the Edward 
Little Institute in Auburn. He took his bachelor's 
degree from Bowdoin College in 1870, havingasclass- 
mates, James A. Roberts, Comptroller of New York. 
State, Dr. Lucien Howe, and Willis H, Meads, all 
of Buffalo. After graduation Mr. Alexander went 
to Port Wayne, Ind., where he taught in the public 
schools until he became one of the editors and 
proprietors of the Fort Wayne Gazette, a leading 
Republican paper of northern Indiana. Later, 
having disposed of his interest in this publication, 
he accepted a position oh the Cincinnati Gazette, as 
staff correspondent, with residence at Indianapolis. 
While so engaged he was elected secretary of the 
Republican State Committee, holding the position 



for six years. It was also his good fortune at this 
time to be appointed clerk of the United States 
Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections, by 
its chairman, Senator Morton, and to accompany 
the latter to Oregon during the investigation of the 
senatorial election in that state in the winter of 
1876. Mr. Alexander's connection vfith the news- 
paper was merely a stepping-stone to the ranks of 
the legal profession. Foj- his preceptor in the study 
of the law he had no less a master than Senator 
McDonald, under whose tuition he studied until 
admitted to the bar in January, J877. He then 
formed a partnership with Stanton J. Peelle of In- 
dianapolis, now Judge of the Court of Claims in 
Washington. ' In 1881 Mr. Alexander, upon recom- 
mendation of Senator Harrison, was appointed by 
President Garfield fifth auditor of the Treasury 
Department, and left Indiana for Washington. 
Here, among other things, he was required to pass 
upon and settle the accounts of the United States 
ministers and consuls, of the internal revenue, of 
the Smithsonian Institute, of the census and patent 
offices and the Department of State— accounts 
amounting in all to upwards of $100,000,000 an- 
nually, "a reform feature of his work was the 
application of a system of checks upon consular 
fees, making it impossible for any consul, without 
discovery, to collect a fee and retain it. Mr. 
Alexander served undersecretaries Windom,Folger, 
McCulloch, and Manning. While residing in the 
National Capital, he was elected and served as Com- 
mander of the Department of the Potomac, Grand 
Army of the Republic. Mr. Alexander, attracted 
by the manifest advantages of Buffalo and by a law 
partnership with his college classmate, Mr. Roberts, 
moved thither in 1885. Three years afterward, 
when General Harrison had become a candidate for 
President, Mr. Alexander was invited to assist hina, 
and for this purpose spent the entire campaign of 
1888 at Indianapolis as his private secretary. In 
June, 1889, Mr. Alexander was appointed United 
States District Attorney for the Northern District 
of Now York, and held'the office until December, 
1893, discharging successfully its responsible duties. 
The failure of two national banks and a large 
defalcation in the Albany City National Bank, both 
of which occurred during Mr. Alexander's terra, 
gave the District Attorney ample opportunity for 
good work, and the fact that, of eight men indicted 
for these failures and this defalcation, seven were 
convicted and sent to the penitentiary, shows that 
the work of the office was well cared for. Mr. Alex- 
ander has shown marked ability and capacity for 
affairs in whatever he has undertaken. Political 
life, in its higher form, has seemed to him a worthy 
ambition, and his time and thought, outside the 
business of his profession, have ever been subject 
to the demand of his party on the stump and in the 
work of organization. But while a strong partisan, 
he is no believer in party success at any cost, and he 
has identified himself with clean politics at all times. 
He is a member of the Buffalo and University clubs, 
and is well known and esteemed in social circles, at 
the bar and in the plainer walks of life. In 1871 he 
married Alice Colby of Defiance, Ohio. His present 

wife, whom he married December 30, 1893, was, 
before her marriage, Anne Lucille Bliss of Buffalo. 

'77. — The Brunsivick Telegraph has the fol- 
lowing ; 

" The name of our George L. Thompson is 
mentioned as being determined upon for commis- 
sary general, with the rank of colonel, on the staff 
of Governor Powers." 

'91.— The Rev. W. R. Hunt has accepted a 
call to the pastorate of the Unitarian Church in 

'91.— Henry C. Jackson, A.B., recently received 
the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the Dart- 
month Medical School. 

'92.— On November 28th a reception was tend- 
ered Rev. E. B. Wood, who has recently become 
the pastor of the Congregational Church in Lowell, 
by his people. It was a very enjoyable occasion to 
all present. 

'94.— Rupert H. Baxter at present is in Illinois 
on a business trip. 


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Vol. XXVI. 

No. 12. 




K. S. Hagar, '97, Editor-in-Chief. 
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Vol. XXVI., No. 12.— January 20, 1897. 

Editorial Notes 205 

The Ideal Home-School 208 

The Violets 209 

Bowdoin Verse: 

Psalm of Death 211 

The Old Stile 211 

My Old College Room 211 

Collegii Tabula 212 

Y. M. C. A 213 

Personal - 214 

In Memoriam 216 

College World 217 


and nearly all have returned to college, it 
behooves us to turn our attention to work. 
No base-ball or foot-ball practice or game 
now occupies our mind, but only the thought 
of study. Our course here is so planned 
that whatever is lost during the other two 
terms is made up in the winter, when men 
are expected to stay in and concentrate 
their minds. We welcome all back, and 
trust that everyone has enjoyed the breathing 
spell. The two we'eks of home cheer fits 
us for better work and also shows that it is 
for those at home and for all mankind as 
well that we should labor. A few familiar 
faces more or less are not with us, but many 
new countenances can be seen among those 
who have entered the Medical School. We 
extend to the students in that department 
the right hand of fellowship, and hope that 
tlieir interest in college work may not be of 
a negative kind,. If there are those who are 
talented in any way, either as ball players 
or musicians, let them identify themselves 
with the organizations existing here and 
lend a helping hand. To be sure the tastes, 
dispositions, and conditions may be different 
in some instances, but we are all looking 
forward to one common end — that of aiding 
humanity and advancing civilization. Let 



us unite to make the winter term a pleasant 
and profitable one. 

TITHE great number absent from college 
-•' this term, teaching school, deserves at- 
tention. How much ought students to be 
absent for this purpose? Do not those who 
remain away lose more than they gain? Is 
it not true that a man loses just in proportion 
as he is out? It may be necessary for some 
to I'ecruit their finances once in awhile, yet 
it is wrong for them to remain away persist- 
ently. There are some men who simply 
return now and then to make up their work 
and then go out to take up their schools. 
There are several men who only return to 
college while it is vacation in the towns 
where they teach. These men are to pose 
as graduates of Bowdoin! They are to 
show to young men intending to go to col- 
lege and to the world the kind of men Bow- 
doin turns out ! Doubtless teaching has its 
advantages, but no one will deny that a man 
who is away two 3'ears or more out of the 
four to be spent under the instruction of our 
Faculty is not fully equipped, and is not so 
worthy of passing as a graduate of our 
institution, as is he wlio has taken the wliole 
course and completed it. 

Teaching trains a man in divers ways, 
perhaps, but if he takes a lecture course 
here, the loss is complete ; if he takes a 
course that demands much reading, he gets 
no time to do that reading. He writes his 
themes simply to put in the required number 
of words and to "get through." His mind 
is wearied from the drudgery of the school- 
room, and when he makes up a recitation 
course he simply "crams" and as quickly 
forgets. The phenomenon of a man making 
up a whole term's work and taking the 
examinations in three days is a disgrace, 
and the sooner such proceedings are done 
away with, the standing of our graduates 

will be improved. What does it avail to 
have a high standard of admission if the 
standard for graduation be low? Why not 
make the four years a season of mental 
development, rapid and substantial, rather 
than one of getting a degree and having 
financial prosperity ? 

PRESIDENT HYDE, two Sundays ago, 
■^ gave a talk in chapel that had in it much 
food for reflection. He came out in a flat- 
footed way and told just what the require- 
ments for membership in this college are. 
His minimum requirements, both as to 
mental equipment and moral standing, were 
such that all fair-minded men will heartily sub- 
scribe to and say "amen." While principles 
of this kind are very beautiful in theory and 
charm the ear of the listener and cause 
responsive chords to vibrate in the hearts of 
many, yet the "line of discrimination" is a. 
difiicult thing to find on the part of those in 
charge, and it is equally difficult for some 
men to comprehend even the minimum re- 
quirements as applied to himself. 

It is no easy task to say this or that man 
must sever his connection with the college, 
but if our President quietly removes from 
our midst a friend or companion, we ought 
to turn to ourselves and say : " What must 
we do to keep our places and be saved from 
disgrace in the eyes of men?" Let us save 
our breath, wasted in sympathy, and see to 
it that worthier things are attained to. 

^pHE college is fortunate in having again 
^ a course of song recitals by Misses 
Vannah, Bartlett, and Mr. Turner. Last 
year everybody was charmed by the talents 
of these artists and by the exquisite taste 
and culture shown in the selections. If 
there is one objection, more than any other, 
that can be brought against attending a 
college in a small town, it is the disadvantages 



the students have in hearing talented people. 
Here in Brunswick, however, that objection 
does not hold. With the Saturday Club 
preparing lecture courses by well-known 
men and women, and the college authorities 
very generous in inviting lecturers here, 
together with the different courses of musical 
recitals enjoyed during the last two years, 
it cannot be said that all tlie good things of 
the earth are denied us. We should all 
attend these recitals and show proper appre- 
ciation of the favors shown us. It is only 
by seeing talent in others that the desire to 
become talented is created. We wish to 
express here to those who so kindly favor 
us the thanks of the student-body, and to 
congratulate the entertainers upon their 
endowments. This series of recitals will be 
greatly enjoyed by all if the first concert of 
the series is an example of what they are 
to be. 

NOT for years has such a spirit of cleaning 
up and improvement been seen about 
college as during the past few months. Our 
efficient janitor and his worthy band of 
assistants have worked early and late in 
putting things in order, and the campus and 
buildings show evidences of their careful 
attention. While excellent judgment has 
been shown and many obnoxious eye-sores 
have been removed, there yet remains a few 
things that demand attention, and the Orient 
here takes it upon itself to make a suggestion 
which is worthy of consideration. That 
suggestion is this: wouldn't it be a good 
plan to spend a few minutes with a duster in 
Memorial Hall? A certain bust of our own 
poet that stood directly in front of the 
audience gathered in that hall on Thursday 
evening was covered with a heavy mantle 
of dust. It would show a little respect at 
least for our statuary to keep it clean and 
undefiled before the eyes of outsiders. It 
is in a conspicuous place and really needs 

attention. We shall expect to see it a pure 
white the next time a public affair is held in 
the hall. More than one has commented 
upon the slack appearance of that statue. 
Come, Mr. Janitor, wield thy weapon ! 

TTfHIS winter shows a great revival of two 
■^ games that were justly popular several 
years ago — polo and bowling. Some interest 
has been shown in college during the past 
week in regard to polo. It has been sug- 
gested that the delta be made into an ice 
polo field ; that games be arranged with 
other teams and a series be plaj'cd. There 
are several men in college who have remark- 
able ability as players and who would repre- 
sent the institution creditably. Bowling 
should be revived here also; we have 
alleys, and teams from the different halls 
could be formed. A tournament could be 
arranged. The contests could come in the 
evening, and we are sure would stir up a 
spirit of friendly rivalry. In nearly all col- 
leges of our size bowling is a popular and 
healthful game. Besides the two games 
spoken of above, basket ball has been sug- 
gested. Now here are three different means 
of amusement which others enjoy, but we 
do not participate in. Let some one become 
interested enough to agitate this matter, and 
many exciting contests will result. What- 
ever is stimulating and healthful should be 
sought after to enliven the monotony of the 
long winter term. Why not have one or 
all of these games introduced? Is it yes 
or no? 

TPHE long-looked-for Boivdoin Quill came 
^ out last week, and has been thoroughly 
read and re-read by those interested in col- 
lege journalism. Typographically the new 
monthly is a work of art and has called for 
many favorable com ments. The quality of the 
literary work, while repi-esenting the best 
talent in college, is not of the highest order 



possible. In the other departments the style is 
quaint and catchy, and the Orient can safely 
say that the new publication has its place to 
fill, and bids fair to fill it in a very, creditable 
manner. The college has now another peri- 
odical that compares favorably with those 
published b}^ other institutions, and we sin- 
cerely hope that all will lend their aid to 
make it a grand success. As the editors 
say, "they are not in journalism for sweet 
charity's sake," so let both the Quill and the 
Okient start the new year hand in hand, 
and be exponents of the best thought in 

The Ideal Home-School. 
'H' WALK of two miles from one of our 
/ *■ bustling New England cities brings one 
to a little valley, where a settlement of red- 
roofed and stone buildings and scattering 
farm-houses mark the situation of America's 
best boarding-school. Wooded hills, rising 
sometimes gently, sometimes with rougher 
ascent, form a barrier on the north of the 
valley, while to the south a winding stream 
gives opening to the distant slopes. 

St. Paul's School was founded in 1856 by 
Dr. George C. Shattuck of Boston, who gave 
sixty acres of land and a liberal amount of 
money. The design with which it was 
founded is sufficiently expressed in these 
words from the deed of the gift : " The 
founder is desirous of endowing a school of 
the highest class for boys, in which they may 
obtain an education which shall fit them 
either for college or business, including 
thorough intellectual training in the various 
branches of learning; gymnastics and manly 
exercises adapted to preserve health and 
strengthen the physical condition ; such 
testhetic culture and accomplishments as 
shall tend to refine the manners and elevate 
the taste, together with careful moral and 
religious instruction." 

A pretty country, rural, but quite sug- 
gestive of a civilization not very remote, 
lies all about, and the meadows that stretch 
beyond give a vast beauty to the landscape. 
Here, in irregular grouping, are the build- 
ings occupied by the school, which have 
grown in number from one building when 
the school was opened to over fifteen at the 
present time. The school began with two 
masters and six boys in 1856; now there are 
thirty-four masters and over 365 boys en- 
rolled in the school. Although the school 
forms one vast family, yet it is according to 
age divided into three parts. The Town 
School is where the youngest boys live and 
recite; the School, where the boys who have 
been there a year or two ; then the Upper 
School, where the older boys live. 

The Town School contains dormitories, 
dining-halls, lavatories, recitation-room, and 
a large study-room. The common meeting 
place of the boys from the "Upper" and 
the "School" is in the two buildings that 
stand side by side in the center of the 
group — the school-house and the chapel. 
The school-house is a large brick building, 
containing the "big study," where all the 
older boys, save a few who study in their 
rooms, meet for their daily work, separate 
recitation-rooms, society-rooms, and a well- 
selected library of 12,000 volumes. The 
chapel, the pride of every St. Paul's boy, 
is used for daily prayer and Sunday service. 
It is admitted by competent judges to be the 
finest chapel in America. The fine carving 
is only equaled by that of St. Patrick's 
Cathedral, New York City. 

Back of these two buildings is the large 
two-story gymnasium. The second story is 
used as an auditorium for lectures, enter- 
tainments, and dances. The first story and 
basement are thoroughly equipped with every 
kind of apparatus needed in a modern gym- 

Opposite these buildings is the rectory, 



occupied by the rector of the school and 
his family, and near by has been lately built 
an infirmary, which furnishes a comfortable 
home to the sick and afflicted. Sometimes, 
when there would be an especially hard 
lesson to get, as if by magic the sick list 
would rapidly grow for an hour or two. 

The purpose of the school determines 
the daily life. The boys meet for a short 
service in the chapel in the morning; then 
pursue their studies till about one; dine in 
their several dining-rooms, and spend the 
afternoon in open-air exercise, going back to 
their studies at five. A lake near by fur- 
nishes excellent chances for paddling in the 
summer and skating in the winter. Boating 
enters largely into the boj's' lives ; there are 
two clubs with three crews each. The races 
come some time in May, and are the great 
events of the year. The boys are divided 
about equally between the two clubs — the 
Shattucks and the Halcyons. All athletic 
sports are encouraged. Cricket is the favor- 
ite ball game, and the school rejoices in an 
exceedingly fine oval. Foot-ball, track-ath- 
letics, hare and hounds, are pursued with 
a vigor, and on a bright spring day the 
picture of the green, covered with boys, is a 
pleasing sight. Contests are held with other 
schools, and, in the library, trophies of balls, 
cups, and oars tell the many victories won 
by St. Paul's. The societies do not resemble 
our college fraternities in the least. The 
Cadmean Society is for debating altogether. 
The Guild is noted for the charity it does, 
has charge of the chapel, and attends the 
wants of those at the infirmary. The Library 
Association is connected with the library. 
There are three athletic associations — Isth- 
mian, Delphian, and Old Hundred — each 
club having three foot-ball and cricket teams. 

St. Paul's has frequently been compared 
with the great English public schools, but the 
comparison is a superficial one. The ground 
of comparison between this school and the 

English public school -is in the hearty boy 
life which prevails at both; but at St. Paul's 
the gentler elements prevail — the relation of 
the boys toward one another and toward 
their masters is more courteous. Moreover, 
it is plainly seen by an observer that a rela- 
tion exists between the masters and boys of 
a nature which tends greatly to produce 
results in character. The seclusion of the 
place renders it peculiarly desirable and 
necessary that there be no division of interest 
and pursuits. A strong spirit of loyalty to 
the school is manifest, the boys identifying 
the school's interest with their own. The 
aim of the school is admirably expressed in 
its motto: ''■Ha discamus in terris quorum 
scientia perseveret in coelia." 

The Violets. 

TlfHE spring-time was as sweet and fresh 
■'■ once more as it had been a year ago 
or the year before that. Indeed, it seemed 
even more lovely than any which one 
could remember, for, as a matter of fact, it 
is a peculiarity of that season that even 
to the most blasS observer of nature, each 
spring brings with it a feeling of newness 
and a charm of freshness, as if it were the 
very first spring in the history of the world 
and had not occurred hundreds and thous- 
ands of times before. The grass had been 
green for a month and more now, and the 
sun had pried into the farthest recess of the 
forest's heart and had nibbled up the last 
morsel of the lingering snow-bank. The 
brook, but lately tumbling noisily at the 
small cataract, was beginning to subdue its 
clatter as it fell back into its bed from which 
it had arisen at the melting of the winter's 
snow and ice, and it was now falling over 
the rocks with a soft, plashing sound that 
made one stop as he entered the wood to 
hark if he had not heard voices. 

Out from the wood the brook flowed 
with a gentle, steady motion through the 



midst of the spring meadows, where the 
song of the birds fell trembling down to the 
greensward and where the snn shone with 
warm, golden streams, not like the blaze of 
a summer day, but as only it can shine when 
buds are beginning to open and .the spirit 
of awakening nature is felt o'er hill and dale. 
All this the man saw, as he walked along, 
yet he was not merry. A sadness, but a 
sweet sadness, filled his heart. There was 
no pain in his thoughts. Ah, no ! The pain 
had long since vanished, and only a dream 
of what he had once hoped for remained. 
As he crossed the field he stopped here and 
there to pluck the frail, blue flowers growing 
there. To him it was the saddest, yet the 
loveliest flower of all the year — the sweetest 
of all the world, not excepting even the pink 
arbutus, which had preceded it, or the fair 
roses which were to follow it. He sighed 
once, this man, and whispered to the flowers 
as if they were human things: "Dear violets, 
'tis a jjity to pluck you, but you needs must 
comfort me since you have made me sad." 

It was evening now, and the brightness 
of the moon fell through the opened window. 
As the man sat there in the stillness of the 
spring night, with its moonlight falling softly, 
gently, upon the violets whose perfume filled 
the room and mingled with the fairy light, 
he sighed again, and this time a look of real 
pain crossed his face as he thought of that 
night, one year ago, when she had worn blue 
violets and he had dared to dream of love. 
Quite forgotten had she been for several 
months now, for he had thrust the very 
thought of her from his heart with an iron 
will, and had mercilessly said to himself ever 
and anon, " It cannot be." Yes, he realized 
it ere that night of a year ago was over, and 
forbade himself to even dream of her. And 
now his strength of will was completely 
overcome by a fair, frail flower. Where she 
was now, alive or dead, he knew not. Would 

that he had not thought of her! He bowed 
his head and wept. Suddenly he became 
aware of a presence in the room. A curtain 
startled him, but he raised not his head. A 
gentle voice whispered to him, and then he 
looked up there to behold before him the 
vision of his dream. Again the violets were 
breathing forth their fragrance at her bosom. 
Again he touched her hand, and again he 
felt that thrill, and his heart beat fast as 
it did on that night long months ago. He 
spoke ; he fell at her feet ; but again he 
heard those words, which he had so often 
repeated to himself, not cold and cruel as he 
had said them, but tender and gentle now: 
"It cannot be." 

Another spring day was at hand, bidding 
fair to be as bright as the preceding. The 
moon had set, and from the east the sun had 
arisen in a blaze of glory, while the birds, 
which had flitted across the meadow, were 
singing in a neighboring tree like heralds of 
the morning. 

"It must have been a dream, surely," 
said the man, as he gazed out at the sky in 
the blue dawn and watched the little cloud- 
lets light up as the sun's rays touched them. 
Then he looked for the violets, but they 
were gone. 

The Harvard crews have ah-eady commenced 
practice in the tank. 

It is reported that the Yale base-ball team will 
have no professional coach this year. 

A large number of drawing instruments which 
were recently stolen from the old Harvard gymna- 
sium, were returned by mail. 

The Boston Athletic Association is planning to 
hold a "Marathon race" on Patriot's Day, April 
19th. The course will be from Boston to Framing- 

Pennsylvania lays claim to the oldest college 
graduate in the United States. He is James 
Kitchens of Philadelphia, a member of the class of 



Sowdoirj) ^ep§e. 

Psalm of Death. 

How trivial, young man, is life — 
An nnsubstantial dream and vain — 

A long and unrewarded strife 
Some transient honors to obtain. 

A living spark is the human soul 
Of an all-pervading vital flame ; 

And to that Universal whole 
It shall return from whence it came. 

When once thy soul this flesh hath left. 
It knows no more of joy or grief; 

And of all memory bereft, 
In calm oblivion finds relief. 

Why mutter of an earthly fame, 
Of honors that so soon must cease ; 

What profits thee a noble name, 
Enthralled in everlasting peace? 

Can fair and long-enduring fame 
E'er raise the consecrated dead? 

Can envied Honor's magic name 
E'er call them from their lowly bed? 

The rich, the poor; the high, the low; 

The master and the weary slave; 
Though different ways through life they go, 

Alike shall seek the dark, cold grave. 

And grim death, not content to deal 
Thus roughly with these forms sublime. 

E'en stamps with his disdainful heel 
Their very tracks from the sands of time. 

Then eat and drink and merry be ; 

Do that which most your mind doth please : 
For in this way alone can ye 

Obtain longevity and ease. 

The Old Stile. 

In thinking o'er the happy past. 
When you and I were young, 
The recollections dear, to which 
My heart has always clung. 
The dear old stile I call to mind, 
On which we sat erstwhile ; 
And oft I go and sit upon 




And as I dream about the past. 
Its sorrows and its joys. 
The present, with its trials, all 
My dear romance destroys. 
'Tis sad to note, in looking o'er 
My Sunday suit and tile, 
How strongly they suggest to me 




My Old College Room. 

It's not a palace ; yet, I think, 

No palace e'er possessed 

So much of solid comfort ; 

So much of home-like rest. 

An atmosphere of friendliness 

Surrounds me in my chair, 

And traces of possessions sweet 

Are scattered everywhere. 

My college room ! within these walls 

I reign o'er all supreme. 

Within these walls, too, have I dreamed 

Full many a fond day-dream. 

It may be that in years to come 

These dreams will be fulfilled, 

Success may come to me, perhaps, 

Exactly as I've willed. 

I may become a millionaire 

And live in house of stone ; 

Perhaps I'll be a tramp without 

A cent to call my own. 

But be my life all bright with joy, 

Or be it dark with gloom. 

In all this world there'll be no place 

So dear as this old room. 

Columbia University is to have a building which 
is to combine under its one roof a gymnasium, an 
acfidemic theatre, a banquet hall, a power house, 
and various rooms for the use of college organiza- 
tions. This building is to be 250 feet by 185, and 
is to be built in the Italian Renaissance style. In 
the basement will be the power house, the swim- 
ming tank, and the dressing rooms; on the first 
floor the gymnasium with 14,000 square feet of floor 
surface, slightly smaller than the Wisconsin gym- 
nasium, and a running track of nine laps; on the 
upper floors are the banquet hall, the theatre seat- 
ing 2,500 persons, the kitchens and other rooms. 



The person that destroyed 
or removed the indicator of the 
old sun-dial in front of Massachusetts 
Hall should he granted an opportunity 
to appreciate the delicate emotions 
that course a man's feelings who rides 
a rail out of Brunswick. It was a dastardly deed, 
worthy of the disdain and vengeance of every man 
in college. The dial was placed on the campus 
during the administration of Professor Cleaveland, 
who held the chair of chemistry from 1805 to 1858. 
It was one of the most interesting and highly- 
prized mementoes of the early college days. 

'•Eph" has installed himself as official valet to 
every one in college. 

The Freshman Class in the Medical School is 
much larger than usual. 

The new bulletin-board at the chapel is a decided 
improvement over the old one. 

Baxter, '98, addressed the Boston Alumni Asso- 
ciation at a banquet iu Boston recently. 

The co-educational department of Bowdoin is on 
the increase — with the inflow of medics. 

A large party of students went to Bath last 
week to attend "The Prisoner of Zeuda." 

The Glee Club, together with the Mandolin- 
Guitar Club, had an engagement at Woodfords. 

Mr. Erasmus Manson, ex-'89, a prominent jour- 
nalist of Duluth, Minn., was on the campus visiting 
friends last week. 

A large number of students attended the whist 
party and hop given by the Calendar Club, iu bene- 
fit of the Brunswick Public Library. 

There is a large number of students who are out 
of college teaching this winter. This is one of the 
improvements in the rural schools in Maine! 

The make-up of the committee for the '98 
Assemblies augurs ranch for the success of the Jun- 
ior festivities. It is as follows : Stetson, Ives, and 

The oldest inhabitant never saw such aud so 
mucli skating as has been enjoyed this winter. 
Every day has found a throng of polo-players and 

otherwise bound for the river. Foot-ball is a 
gentle, effeminate sort of a game, compared with 

A few enthusiasts of the "manly art" went to 
Lewfston last weelc to witness the sparring bout 
between Travers of Biddeford and Dick O'Brien of 

The subjects announced by Professor Hatch for 
the themes of that division of the Junior Class 
which take Economics, are as follows: 

1. Criticism of Malthusian Theory of Population. 

2. Evils of Competition as an Economic Principle. 

3. Advantages of Competition as an Economic Principle. 

4. Duty of Society in regard to Pauperism. 

5. Causes and Evils of Trusts and Business Combinations. 

6. Causes and Advantages of Trusts and Business Com- 

All themes to be double — not less than 800 words. 
Themes to be handed in on or before Tuesday, Feb- 
ruary 16th. 

The first number of the Bou'doin Quill came out 
Saturday, and more than justified the expectations 
of the student body. The alumni have responded 
very generously for its success. 

At a meeting of the track and field team, Ken- 
dall, '98, was elected captain for next year's team. 
Captain Home, of this year's team, refused a re- 
election on account of his disabled condition. 

The following subjects for themes were posted 
on the bulletin-board for the Sophomores and the 
Juniors who do not take Political Economy : 

1. How May the Rural Schools of Maine be Improved. 

2. Christmas in a New England Village. 

3. Some of My Favorite Scenes in Fiction. 
i. Ruskin's Criticism of Modern Life. 

References for same: " Crown of "Wild Olives," Preface 
and Section II. of " Sesame and Lillies," "King's Treas- 
ures," and " Mystery of Life." 

All those students who knew Henry Warren, 
ex-'97, will be grieved to learn that he has lost his 
charming wife. Those who met her last winter 
admired her greatly for her many beautiful traits of 

Lynch, '98, has left college to go into business. 
Martin, 1900, has bought his share of the firm of 
Lynch and Pettengill of the college book-store. 
The business will be run on the same lines as before, 
under the name of Pettengill & Martin. 

The George Evans Debating Club was the 
recipient of two very interesting autograph letters, 
dated respectively 1816 and 1818, written by the 
eminent statesman for whom the club is named. 
They were presented by Mr. G. E. Dunlap, a grand- 
son of Mr. Evans. 



Gym, with all its trials and not-feeling- very-wells, 
is upon us these two weeks. One of the sweet recol- 
lections of "child-world and make-believe" is the 
upper-classman's remembrance of his Freshman 
enthusiasm for gym work. Aye, would that we 
might always be children ! 

The men chosen for the '68 Prize Speaking, that 
occurs the last of the winter term, were as follows: 
Alfred Page Cook, Portland ; Eobert Sidney Hagar, 
Richmond; John George Haines, Paterson, N. J.; 
Archie Sherman Harriman, Brunswick ; Harry Max- 
5 well Varrell, Wells; William Frye White, Lewiston. 
Mr. E. A. Will, Brunswick's foremost jeweler 
and optician, has retired from business and is suc- 
ceeded by Messrs. Hill & Woodbury, two of Skow- 
began's most hustling young men. Both Mr. Hill 
and Mr. Woodbury are practical jewelers, Mr. Hill 
being a graduate watchmaker and optician of the 
Waltham Horological School. 

At the Foot- Ball Association meeting, which was 
held in Memorial on Friday, January 15th, the 
following ofBcers were elected : President, Petten- 
gill, '98; Vice-President, Dillaway, '98; Secretary 
and Treasurer, Briggs, '99 ; Manager, Young, '98 ; 
Director, Chapman, 1900. Very little interest was 
taken in the election, and the choice of men seems 
an excellent one. 

Joseph Boyd, so long employed as college fire- 
man, has been superceded by a man named Cor- 
bett. A petition is being circulated for ''Joe's" 
reinstatement. All should sign, as Joe is an efBcient 
and hard-working man. There is such a thing as 
too much progress, and our new janitor seems to be 
leaning towards that thing when ho replaces a man 
well thought of and industrious. 

Hon. Crosby S. Noyes, Hon., '87, of Washington, 
D. C, gave $5,000 to the college last week, $1,000 
to be known as the Noyes Prize Fund— the income 
from which would be given to the best student in 
Political Economy ; the remaining $4,000 to go 
into scholarships— students from Minot, Me., having 
preference. Such a gift as this shows a generous 
and far-seeing man in Mr. Crosby, who is a distin- 
guished journalist. 

The strength test made by Clark, '99, rather 
pales all other tests made in Maine, and sets the 
strong men of the college world to "guessin'." 
Before the season is through, he will undoubtedly 
lay all records in this country behind him. Clark's 
total strength was 1520, which is just 9 points 
behind Klein of Harvard, the strongest man in the 
college world. Clark dipped thirty-seven times 

and pulled up forty-three times. Had his leg lift 
been up to his usual lift he would have beaten Klein 
by a considerable surplus. 

Poor Uncle Bradley has gone. Of all the old 
friends whom the one impartial Prof, has plucked 
from our midst, he is certainly the most to be missed. 
Every one listens in vain for his familiar voice in the 
crack of the door, and realizes how good bis corn- 
cakes always were. His tale was a sad one of long 
sufferings in military prisons and hospitals, of an 
ungrateful country, and poverty. And "my son" 
is in the alms-house. 

The trio which gave the college such delightful 
musical treats last year, are to give four song 
recitals this season. The first recital, given last 
Thursday evening, was by Italian composers ; the 
second, to be given January 26th, will be by Eng- 
lish composers; the third, February 11th, by French 
composers; and the fourth, February 25th, by com- 
posers of our own land. The audience, Thursday 
night, very warmly welcomed the artists to college 
again. Miss Bartlett was the favorite, as of old. 
The programme was an excellent one and enthusi- 
astically received. It was as follows : 

First Recital. — Italian Composers. 


1. Siciliana and Intermezzo.— J/aseaf/ni. Miss Vannah. 

2. Romanza from Don Carlo.— Ferdi. Mr. Turner. 

3. La Serenata.— Tosij. Miss Bartlett. 

4. Glulia.— iwiffi Denza. Mr. Turner. 

5. Una Voce (11 Barbiere di Siviglia). — Rossini. 

Miss Bartlett. 


6. (a) Tuscan Folk Song. 

lb) Air.— Pergolese. Miss Vannah. 

7. Venetian Folk Song.— Ricci. Miss Bartlett. 

8. A SeiA.—Tosti. Mr. Turner. 

9. Mother and Poet. — E. B. Browning. Miss Bartlett. 
10. Duet— Lungi, lungi.— C'ii'o Pinsuti. 

Miss Bartlett and Mr. Turner. 

President Laycock, '98, addressed the Sunday 
meeting of December 6, 1896. His subject was 
"The Immortality of the Soul." 

The Thursday meeting of December 10th was 
led by C. C. Smith, '98. 

Rev. J. E. Fischer spoke before the students in 
the Y. M. C. A. meeting on Sunday, December 13th. 
Besides giving his audience many other good 
thoughts, he said that the strength of a chain is 
tested by the strength of its weakest link, so the 



strength of a man's moral resolution is tested by 
the weakest link iu his nature. 

W. H. Smith, '99, led the Thursday meeting of 
January 7, 1897. 

Professor Mitchell addressed a large and attent- 
ive audience in the Y. M. C. A. meeting on Sunday, 
January 10th. His talk was full of good advice— 
"What you cannot gain honestly do not strive tp 
gain at all"; "Be ruled by 'the other fellow' (as 
Holmes puts it) and not by the common horde." 
The college student has many e.'vcellent opportuni- 
ties for observing these precepts. 

The Thursday meeting of the 14th was led by 
F. S. Glidden. 

The twenty-seventh an- 
nual dinner of the Bowdoin 
Alumm Association of New York was 
held at the Hotel Savoy, January 0, 
1897. The following offlcers were elected: 
'^ President, John H. Goodenow; Vice-Presi- 
dents, Gen. J. L. Chamberlain, A. F. Libby, William 
J. Curtis, Dr. W. B. Chase, George E. Moulton; Cor- 
responding Secretary, L. A. Rogers; Secretary and 
Treasurer, Dr. F. H. Dillingham ; Executive Com- 
mittee, G. F. Harriraan, P. P. Simmons, H. W. 
Grindle, Dr. Newton F. Curtis, Willis R. Tenney, 
F. H. Cotbren, William W. Hubbard. About .35 were 
present. A memorial was read on Dr. Frank W. 
Ring, '69, and a poem by Isaac McLellan, Class of 
1826. Letters of regret from Chief Justice Fuller, 
Senator Frye, and SpeakerReed were read.- Speeches 
were made by. President Hyde, Frances M. Hatch, 
Minister from Hawaii, George H. Putnam, Thomas 
H. Hubbard, E. B. Merrill, William A. Abbott, 
George E. Moulton, James McKeen, E. H. Cook, 
William J. Curtis, G. F. Harriman, P. P. Simmons, 
and many others. The meeting was a very harmo- 
nious and pleasant one. 

'41.— Hon. Henry Ingalls, who died at his home 
iu Wiscasset, December 10, 1896, was a man of 
sterling character and public and private worth. 
His circle of friends was a very wide one, as he had 
for many years been prominent in business enter- 

prises and state affairs. He was born in South 
Bridgton, Maich 14, 1819. He received his pre- 
paratory education at Bridgton Academy, and 
graduated from Bowdoin College in the Class of 
1841. Immediately after graduating he engaged 
in legal study in the office of Messrs. Howard & 
Osgood, Portland, and in 1843 entered upon the 
practice of law in partnership with Hon. John D. 
McCrate in Wiscasset. Mr. McCrate having re- 
tired, he prosecuted the labors of his profession 
alone until, pressure of business affecting his health, 
he was compelled in 18.57 to withdraw from active j 
practice in the courts, though still keeping an open 
office. The failure of health thus causing a great 
change in his plans of life, besides what has been 
demanded by his personal aff'airs, he has occupied 
various positions as guardian and trustee, and has 
been president of the National Bank of Wiscasset 
since its organization. In politics he was a life-long 
Democrat, but the respect and esteem in which he 
was held were nowise limited by party affiliations. 
He was a man of the highest integrity and marked 
business abilities. He was prominent in the work 
of securing the building of the Wiscasset & Quebec 
Railroad, and at the time of his death was president 
of the road. He served with distinction in the 
legislature of 1880, and was for several years a 
trustee of the State Reform School. He was ap- 
pointed a member of the commission in charge of 
constructing the addition to the State House, and 
was appointed upon the Columbian World's Fair 
Commission from this state. At the time of his 
death, Mr. Ingalls was an overseer of Bowdoin 
College, having served since 1876. He was twice 
married. His first wife was Miss Susan Johnston, 
daughter of Mr. Alexander Johnston of Wiscasset, 
who died in 1852. In 1855 he married Miss Mary 
Farley, daughter of Ebonezer Farley, Esq., of New- 
castle. In every public capacity that he served, as 
well as in private life, his character was above 
reproach, and his death is a loss to the state as well 
as the community in which he lived. Mr. Ingalls 
was a member of Alpha Delta Phi and of Phi Beta 

'60.— The following story is told, which well 
shows Tom Reed's readiness at repartee. During 
the recent campaign, while speaking in the western 
states, he had various greetings addressed to him 
by the people at the different stations through 
which he passed. At one station some one in the 
crowd, which had gathered to see him, called out, 
"Hurrah for H !" Reed, nothing daunted, 



promptly replied, "Everyman for his own country." 
It is said that he received no more epithets at that 

'62. —The organization of the Board of Educa- 
tion in Massachusetts dates back to J 837. In that 
year Horace Mann was chosen secretary, and ever 
since the secretaryship has been an office of " honor 
and labor." The present secretary is a Bowdoin 
graduate, Frank A. Hill, who has had an extended 
career as a teacher in Cambridge, and was called 
from the office of head master of the Mechanic 
Arts High School in Boston to this position in 
February, 1894. He is a native of Biddeford, Me., 
and was born October 12, 1841. He was graduated 
from Bowdoin College in 1862, with almost the 
highest rank in his class. He chose teaching in- 
stinctively as a profession, and largely supported 
himself while in college by this means. In Maine 
and in Chelsea, in Cambridge and Boston, he has 
been in increasing favor as a teacher by the excel- 
lence and thoroughness of his work, and when he 
was removed from Cambridge the change was 
spoken of as a public loss. He has been a writer 
for the press and for magazines, and in 1894 Bow- 
doin gave him the degree of Litt.D. The daily 
work of the secretary is to gather statistics and 
shape the policy of the schools by visiting the towns 
and cities of the state. He must visit the normal 
schools, gain information by consulting the school 
committees, and by writing a report. The board 
reaches out to the schools for its support. The 
board meets once a month, and has had many 
special meetings in the last two or three years. It 
is from the work of Mr. Hill that the Boai'd of 
Education at present derives its character and 
interest. He has brought to his duties a large 
experience, a wise self-control, and a spirit of con- 
ciliation which have been widely and deeply appre- 
ciated by those with whom he has come in contact. 
He is a man in the prime of life, of strong physique, 
of good spirit, who takes things as they come, and 
who meets the difficulties of the situation in such 
a way that they are easily overcome. Whenever 
any one appeals to him for advice or instruction, 
he is always ready to meet him half way and in a 
kindly spirit, and there is a judicial element in his 
counsels which is accepted by the committees that 
confer with him as an important element in the 
hearing. Few ever go to his office who do not come 
away with a better impression of the dignity and 
character of the man. Mr. Hill respects himself 
and his office, and it is not too much to say that 
the office of the secretary of the Board of Education 

has in his hands regained something of the tone 
and spirit which it had in the days of Horace Mann. 
There is an immense moral power which a man of 
this kind exerts by virtue of his character. Mr. 
Hill can recommend persons to the board or to the 
Governor for office, and under Governor Greenhalge 
his suggestions were always adopted. 

Med., 70. — At the eighteenth stated meeting of 
the Maine Academy of Medicine and Science, held 
at the Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary, last month, 
Dr. N. J. Wedgwood of Lewiston presented the 
regular paper of the meeting, on the subject of 
Bright's disease. The speaker took up in order 
the history, symptoms, causes, and treatment of 
the disease. 

'87. — Mr. Austin Gary, Bowdoin, '87, gave a 
good-sized audience of Y. M. C. A. members and 
their friends much pleasure at the lecture room of 
the Y. M. C. A. building by a very interesting and 
well-delivered lecture upon the Bowdoin College 
expedition to Labrador in IS'Ql. The lecture was 
well illustrated by numerous stereopticon views 
which added to the good effect of the talk. Mr. 
Gary began with the starting of the expedition, 
which was composed of Professor L. A. Lee and 
eighteen young Bowdoin men, from Rockland in 
the schooner Julia Decker, in June, 1891. The 
ocean trip was referred to, and then came mention 
of the Straits of Belle Isle, between Newfoundland 
and Labrador and Hopedale, which was as f\ir 
north as the vessel went. Mr. Gary then took his 
audience on the adventurous trip taken by himself 
and Mr. D. M. Cole up the Grand River to discover 
the great falls, about which very little was known. 
The only persons who had seen these falls, outside 
of natives, were employees of the Hudson Bay 
Company, and authentic information about them 
could not be obtained. It was reported that they 
were 2,000 feet high, but they turned out to be but 
300 feet in height. Mr. Gary, Mr. Cole, Mr. W. R. 
Smith, and Mr. Ernest Young left the vessel at 
Hamilton Inlet in two fifteen-foot cedar canoes and 
paddled up the river. After going as far as War- 
ninikapou Lake, Mr. Young being taken sick and 
the provisions getting a little low, Mr. Young and 
Mr. Smith decided to return to the vessel, while 
Mr. Gary and Mr. Cole kept on a journey of 250 
miles. When nearing the falls' region the water 
was so rough that they had to leave their canoes 
and go on foot a distance of 25 miles. They had 
a very hard tramp over the rough country along 
the river, but finally succeeded in finding the lofty 
falls, which made a grand sight. On their return 



to tbe spot where they had camped and left their 
boat, they were dismayed to find that the embers 
of the camp-fire, which they had supposed had 
been extinguished, had set the dry stuff around 
into a blaze, and tlie boat had been burned. It was 
a very long and lonely journey upon which they 
then set out. They walked most of the way, and 
the rest of the time they went down the river on 
rafts, five of which they constructed. All they 
had to eat was a very slight quantity of provisions 
from the original store, carefully hoarded, once in 
a while a squirrel or partridge or a fish and some 
cranberries. They saw a bear and other big game, 
but could not secure the animals as their one rifle 
had been lost in the boat. Their only firearms were 
revolvers. It took them fourteen days to go from 
the place at which the boat was burned to the 
nearest house, and they finally arrived there very 
much played out and having lost many pounds of 
flesh. After a rest they were taken by natives 
down river in boats on a three-days' journey to the 
Julia Decker. They were warmly received by 
their companions. The expedition arrived back at 
Rockland the middle of September. The views 
included scenes on the coast of Labrador, places 
farther inland, some of the towns, natives, the 
Grand River, the Julia Decker, and members of the 
expedition. — Bangor Daily Whig and Courier. 

'92.— Joel Bean, Jr., a ri.sing young attorney of 
Lewiston, was united in marriage to Miss Maude 
Harlow, at the bride's home in Richmond, Me., on 
Wednesday evening, January 6, 1897. Mr. and 
Mrs. Bean will reside in Lewiston. 

'95.— Allen Quimby has been chosen sub-master 
of the Cony High School. 

'96. — Fred B. Smith has obtained a position in 
Boston, and left Brunswick last week to accept it. 

Memoeial Read at the Bowdoik Alumni 
Dinner, January 6, 1897. 
Dr. Frank W. Ring was born at Portland, Me., 
August 28, 1848, and died at New Haven, Conn., 
on the morning of July 17, 1896. He prepared for 
college at the Portland High School, and, entering 
Bowdoin College in the summer of 1865, was grad- 
uated in 1869. Immediately after leaving college 
ho secured a position in the Government Coast 
Survey Service ; within a year he was given a per- 
manent position in the same service, which position 

he filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to 
his chief till the Summer of 1876. 

Something like a year before leaving the govern- 
ment service he decided to resign his position and 
take up the profession of medicine, so all his leisure 
time during that year was devoted to the study of 
anatomy and physiology. In the summer of 1876 
he commenced the study of medicine in earnest, 
taking his M.D. at Maine Medical School in 1878. 
Shortly after the receipt of this degree he went to 
France, where a full year was spent at the study of 
his chosen profession in the Government Medical 
School and hospitals of Paris. 

Returning to his native country in the fall of 
1879, he at once opened an office in Boston, Mass. 
A few months later. New York friends induced him 
to come to New York, so the spring of 1880 found 
him in an office on West Twenty-Fourth Street, 
between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. In November 
of same year he again sailed for Europe, expecting 
to be away only a few weeks. He, however, did 
not return till October, 1883. During these three 
years he visited every European country as well as 
several in the north of Africa. But little of his 
time after the first year was given to medicine; 
still, when in London and Paris, he always embraced 
the opportunity afforded of visiting the hospitals 
regularly. Returning, as I have said, in the fall of 
1883, he at once decided to renounce general medi- 
cine and devote his whole time to diseases of the 
eye and ear. With that object in view he imme- 
diately connected himself with the Manhatten Eye 
and Ear Hospital, and for more than two years 
served on the staffs of both the late Dr. C. R. 
Agnew and Dr. D. B. St. John Roosa. a double 
service which previous to that time had not been 
allowed. In the winter of 1886 he was made an 
assistant surgeon of the hospital on Dr. Agnew's 
staff. After the death of Dr. Agnew be was made 
a full surgeon, and in the fall of 1895 was chosen 
to fill the responsible position of executive surgeon 
of the hospital, which position he occupied at the 
time of his death. 

While Dr. Ring, in his younger life, filled at 
least one position of responsibility with satisfaction 
to his superiors, it was not till later in life that his 
true characteristics began to show themselves. 
Not until he had received his M.D. did he begin to 
look upon the serious side of life. The world had 
treated him kindly, and he in return smiled back, 
not feeling that it would ever be necessary for him 
to be more serious. His sojourn of four years in 
foreign countries had given him ample opportunities 



for observing the world at large and had, per con- 
sequence, broadened his mind in every direction. 
So when he took up what was to be his real life 
work, in the fall of 1883, it was with a most serious 
determination to make it a splendid success. 

That spirit at once made itself felt and com- 
manded recognition from his superiors; note his 
rapid advancement on the hospital staff. As a full 
surgeon. he found himself in a position where his 
talents and skill had a wider scope. He at once 
suggested various procedures and reforms looking 
to the better management and more extended use- 
fulness of the hospital. These were at once adopted 
by the Board of Directors, and are proving of 
inestimable value to all concerned. 

At the time he was making rapid advancement 
in his hospital work, he was building up a firm and 
lucrative private practice among the better class 
of your citizens. Only his early prevented 
his being as well known as a private practitioner as 
he was as an hospital surgeon. His good schooling 
in the hospital had so perfected his naturally acute 
and observant mind that he had come to be recog- 
nized as one of the fine diagnosticians of the staff. 
The same can be said of his skill as an operator. 
Blessed by nature with an acute sense of touch, he 
had so educated it that, from a standpoint of manual 
dexterity, he was second to none. When, a little 
over a year ago, it became necessary to elect a now 
executive surgeon of the hospital, it was unani- 
mously decided that he was the most fitting man 
for the position. If I tell yon that at least two 
surgeons (both of whom had been connected with 
the hospital many more years than Dr. Ring) 
waived their prior rights to the position to what 
they considered his superior executive ability, you 
will better understand the position he had attained 
for himself among those with whom he was brought 
in daily contact. 

Struck down in the prime of life and in the 
midst of a brilliant career, one can but wonder at 
the inscrutable ways of Providence and acknowledge 
that they are past finding out. 

As an all-around gentleman Dr. King bad no 
superior. An uninterrupted acquaintance of almost 
thirty-one years warrants the writer in making the 
above assertion without fear of contradiction. His 
kind and gentle manner endeared him to all with 
whom he came in contact, and once in his presence 
you were sure ever after to be his friend. 

On April 30, 1895, he was married to Miss Fannie 
Polk Gale of Nashville, Teun. (a granddaughter of 
Bishop Polk of Louisiana, familiarly called in the 

South "the fighting Bishop"), who survives him. 
There were no children born of this union. 

I will close this brief sketch with the old but 
beautiful lines : 

" Green be the tur£ above thee, 
Frieud of my early days; 
None knew thee but to love thee, 
None named thee but to praise." 

Class OF '41. Bowdoin. Chaptee. 

Born March 14, 1819. 
Died December 10, 1896. 

The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi, 
learning with sorrow of the death of our loyal and 
honored brother, Henry Ingalls of Wiscasset, Me., 
places on record this tribute to his manly and 
fraternal worth. 

His fidelity to the chapter, his loyalty to his 
college, and his services to the state, will cause his 
memory long to be cherished. 

To the surviving family we express our sincere 
sympathy, while we mourn with them the departure 
of one who was true to the highest standard of 
duty and character. 

For the Bowdoin Chapter, 

Eugene C. Vining, 
. DwiGHT R. Pennell, 



©ollege WoAd. 

The University of Pennsylvania crew will row 
the Naval Cadets at Annapolis on May 29th. 

A veterinary college has recently been estab- 
lished in connection with Cornell University. 

Sockalexis and Powers, both of Holy Cross, and 
well-known base-ball players, have gone to Notre 
Dame College, near South Bend, Indiana, where 
they will play base-ball in the spring. 

The Greek-letter fraternities at Cornell own 
property to the value of nearly one million dollars. 

Ice polo has become such a fad at Harvard that 
class teams are playing matches. 



The following figures of registration for New 
England colleges were published in a recent num- 
ber of the Brown Daily Herald: 

1897. 1896. 

Harvard 3074 3290 

Yale 2415 2400 

Boston ITniversity, 1270 1252 

Massachusetts Institute o£ Technology, . 1215 1200 

Brown 910 850 

Wellesley, 718 788 

Dartmouth, 601 560 

Tufts 500 450 

Amherst, 450 460 

Williams, 385 351 

Bowdoln, 378 364 

Radcliffe 358 344 

Mt. Holyoke 340 335 

Wesleyan 306 300 

Bates 280 220 

Colby 225 260 

Trinity, 127 .130 

Middlebury, 106 105 


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Vol. XXVI., No. 13.— February 3, 1897. 

Editorial Notes 219 

Communications 221 

The Mysterious Portrait 223 

Bowdoin Verse: 

Musings 226 

The Sleigh-bells' Chime 226 

The Kisses 227 

CoLLEGii Tabula 227 

Y. M. C. A 230 

Personal . . 230 

In Memoriam 232 

College World 232 

The term "professional," if applied to 
any member of our athletic teams, would 
immediately call forth an indignant protest 
from all true and loyal Bowdoin men. We 
congratulate ourselves often that this branch 
of college activity is free from such taints, 
but there are other branches besides athletics ; 
there are other bodies of students who go 
out to advertise the progressiveness and 
advantages of the college — namely, the 
musical organizations. Now, it has been 
rumored that certain men who are talented 
and who would reflect credit upon the insti- 
tution, refuse absolutely to go abroad with 
these organizations because they receive no 
pay; who say, in fact, that they will go if 
so much is forthcoming from the funds of 
the organization. Suppose our best ball 
players should take the same attitude next 
spring, wouldn't there be a row ? We think 
there would. It seems to the Orient that any 
man who has the ability to do a thing well 
and refuses to do it because he is not paid, 
that that man should know that his course 
is not considered the correct one by college 
men. We regret very much to be forced to 
publish such a protest, but sometimes such 
things must appear. Do whatever little you 
can for your Alma Mate?; and in proportion 
as you work for her, she will honor and help 



TPHE Brown Herald a few days since pub- 
-*■ lished as a theme requirement in that 
institution the following subject : "A Method 
for Stopping the Thefts in College." We 
would like very much to see what sugges- 
tions were offered by the different men upon 
this subject, for it is an important one. For 
several years Bowdoin has had, we trust not 
a student, but some one who* thinks it an 
easy chance to obtain articles for his own 
use that do not belong to him. Attempts 
have been made from time to time to dis- 
cover the perpetrator, but without avail, and 
some, one still carries on the miserable and 
cowardly practice of stealing from the gym- 
nasium and of entering students' rooms. 
We can only say that whoever is caught 
doing this will fare in rather a hard manner. 
If it is a member of the college, and we 
sincerely hope that it is not, he will be for- 
ever disgraced. If an outsider carries on 
the nefarious business he will suffer the full 
penalty of the law. Hundreds of dollars' 
worth of things have been taken, and it is 
high time a halt was called. Whenever you 
go out, lock your room, and if you go to the 
gym. put your valuables in a safe place — is 
the Okient's advice in this matter. 

TT seems to be a fact in all institutions, and 
-»■ a matter of regret as well, that the work 
of carrying on the various college oi'ganiza- 
tions is divided among a very few men. In 
an institution of Bowdoin's size there are 
many interests that are outside of mere 
courses of study. Take for instance the 
societies, class committees, athletic team 
managements, college publications and all 
the rest, it is evident that the time and labor 
required to properly conduct all these is 
very great. And still this is done by a 
certain few, -who have the responsibilities and 
cares because the mass of the student body 
takes no interest, and even retards more than 
helps enterprises which all would dislike to 

see given up. There is much loss because 
of this fact, and the loss is not felt by a few, 
but by all. In the case of most organiza- 
tions the men that have their charge are so 
crowded that proper work cannot be done. 
Not only the work of the organization is 
less thoroughly carried out, but the men who 
carry it on have to neglect their regular 
college duties. The worst loss falls upon 
those who take no interest and do no work. 
A man can do too little or he may undertake 
too much. We feel that it would be better 
for all men and for the various organizations 
if more interest was taken. The duties 
would be divided differently and no man 
would have more than he could attend to, 
and no man so little that he would forget that 
such organizations exist. A fair adjustment 
is what we need. 

TAO we undergraduates show the chapel 
^ proper respect? This question is one 
that every man here should ask himself when 
the steam pipes are kicked of a morning. 
More attention should be given to the matter 
of decorum. It is an inspiring sight for a 
stranger to visit our morning exercises and 
see a dozen or more studying. Do visitors 
think we are doing the right thing when 
the}' hear stamping of feet while the one 
conducting the service is praying? We 
hardly believe that men do these things other 
than thoughtlessly, and we hope that the 
lower classes, for they are the offenders, will 
take a more reverential attitude toward the 
services and building. If you can't do this 
for yourself, do it for the sake of the college. 
Every little counts, and little things of this 
kind are really big ones. 

^PHE recent excitement experienced in col- 
■*■ lege in regard to the Faculty's seeming 
interference in athletic management only 
shows how the tendency to magnify small 
things is brought out in an institution of 



learning. The repoi't that our whole system 
was to be affected was put forth by some 
ill-informed person, enlarged upon, and then 
arose a misunderstanding that brought forth 
rather harsh criticism from certain hasty 
ones. The way the matter stands at present 
no person of fair mind will say that the case 
of the Faculty is other than good so far as 
it deals with the present base-ball schedule. 
They admit that it does not apply to any 
other branch of college activities or any 
other team — ^simply the ball team for this 
season. With a few revisions the whole 
matter will be settled to the satisfaction 
of all. 

We must not judge the action of those 
who manage the college, too hastily. In all 
things the motive has to be considered, but 
it is especially desirable that peace and 
good-will should exist between the students 
and professors. We all recognize and feel 
that their treatment in regard to athletics 
has been very liberal, and we can only see 
in this latest move a desire to make the 
various interests harmonize. Carefulness 
and moderation produce better results than 
carelessness and haste. 


Our New Congressman. 

Editors Orient : 

"OOWDOIN has another congressman, and 
*^ the great North Star State returns to its 
first love. When, two years ago. General 
Washburn was defeated for the United States 
Senate by Knute Nelson, the Bowdoin men 
of the Northwest found themselves for the 
first time in many years without a represent- 
ative in Congress. But the splendid qualities 
of the Puritan stock of the State of Maine, 
filtered through its leading college and broad- 
ened by contact with the western world, 
again asserted themselves. 

Frederick C. Stevens of St. Paul, who 
has just been chosen to represent his district 
in the National House, is a young man only 
thirty-five years of age. Fifteen years ago 
he was graduated from Bowdoin College. 
Twelve years ago he completed his law course 
at the Iowa State University and began the 
practice of his profession in the city of St. 
Paul. Ten years ago he was chosen a 
member of the city and county Republican 
committees. Eight years ago he was elected 
a member of the State Legislature. Six 
years ago he was re-elected to the same 
position. Last June he received the unani- 
mous nomination in the Republican Con- 
gressional Convention, and on the third of 
November he was elected by the unprece- 
dented majority of nine thousand six hundred 

There is a great deal of chance in life, 
but nothing happens by chance. Success is 
comprised in grasping those chances that 
come and applying them to a well-defined 
and honorable ambition. Mr. Stevens is 
in Congress to-day, first, because he comes 
from the right kind of stock; secondly, 
because he was graduated from the right 
kind of college; and thirdly, because he is 
the right kind of man. He is possessed of 
two qualities which, combined, are irresist- 
ible ; divorced, are of little potency — brains 
and application. The Stevens family are 
of Puritan stock and have lived in the 
Penobscot valley for generations. Mr. 
Stevens himself was born in Boston on New 
Year's day in 1861. But his family almost 
immediately returned to Maine, and it was 
there that his boyhood was passed. He was 
educated in the public schools and fitted for 
college at the Rockland High School. While 
in college he gave promise of both the 
scholar and the man of affairs which he has 
subsequently become. He was a Phi Beta 
Kappa man, a commencement orator, editor- 
in-chief of both the Bugle and the Orient, 



a member of his class crew, and interested 
in general athletics. As a student he pre- 
ferred the classics and literature. As a 
fraternity man he was a Theta Delta Chi. 

After graduation he taught two years; 
not long enough to be spoiled, but long 
enough to learn this important lesson — that 
a man never really knows a thing until he 
knows it well enough to tell it to somebody 
else. This was at Veazie and Searsport, Me. 
In the meantime he was studying law in the 
office of the Hon. Albert W. Paine of Bangor. 
Subsequently, as has been said, he entered 
the Iowa State University, graduating at the 
head of his class in the law department in 
1884. He went immediately to St. Paul 
and entered the office of another Bowdoin 
man, Edward Simonton, '61, whose family 
name immediately identifies him prominently 
with the State of Maine, one of the leading 
real estate men of the Twin Cities, a lawyer 
by profession, and who has been connected 
as receiver and master with some of the 
I^rominent railroad transfers and consolida- 
tions of the West. 

Almost immediately Mr. Stevens showed 
an inclination and capacity for that fascinat- 
ing manipulation of men, individually and 
in the mass, which, selfishly employed, marks 
the politician ; unselfishly employed, the 
statesman. In addition to those services to 
the State already sketched, he has served 
his part}' in many capacities: as chairman 
of cit}' and county committees several times, 
as chairman of city and county conventions 
on various occasions, and as secretary of the 
State League of Republican Clubs for five 
years. He has also conducted personal cam- 
paigns for his friends on several occasions. 
In an environment not always favorable to 
political cleanliness there has never been a 
suspicion breathed against his integrity and 
uprightness. "Fred" Stevens is always 

As an orator Mr. Stevens is strong and 

adaptable. He turns off the fifteen-minute 
stump speech with the same facility and 
force with which he delivers an argumenta- 
tive appeal. The secret of his strength is 
his ability to array facts logically and give 
them expression in a sequence of incisive, 
telling statements. His voice is clear and 
his command of language excellent. 

But the world is full of eloquent men, 
who are in politics all their lives and never 
get anything better than a local office or an 
important committeeship. Sometimes they 
lack judgment, sometimes they are selfish, 
sometimes they are ignorant, but generally 
thej' are unreliable. Doubtless, this unreli- 
ability, coupled with selfishness, keeps more 
of them in the lower strata than any other 
characteristic. The "politician for revenue" 
may become an alderman or hold an appoint- 
ive State office ; he may also display wonderful 
expertness as a campaign manipulator; but 
he seldom reaches any honorable position 
within the direct gift of the people. Fred- 
erick C. Stevens has succeeded because he 
has always been ready to pull oflE his coat 
and work for a principle or a friend without 
asking a reward; because he has been a 
bestower of favors, not an asker of them ; 
and because, finally and pre-eminently, he 
has been jvilling to await his turn. Young 
man, if you are going into politics, take your 
place in the line and push the line itself 
along. Do not try to displace the man in 
front of you. The rest of the line will see 
you, and politicians have long memories. 
Or, to change the figure, follow your interfer- 
ence ; otherwise you will be tackled with a 
loss, if not put out of the game. 

A political ambition is an honorable one. 
As President Cleveland intimated at Prince- 
ton, American politics need educated, fine- 
grained, courageous men. Too few of them 
enter it. They leave it to the saloon men, 
the boss, and the heeler. Frederick C. 
Stevens has been a shining exception. He 



stands now, an honor to his Puritan ancestry, 
an honor to his college, an honor to the State 
of his birth and the State of his adoption, 
and, let us add, if he is not prematurely cut 
off by that absurd custom prevalent in 
the West of retiring a man to private life 
as soon as he has sufBciently acquainted 
himself with the national legislative machin- 
ery to be of some service, he will one day 
become an honor to his whole country. 

G. B. C. 

is one of our most honored alumni, and 
who succeeded George Evans in the United 
States Senate, was requested some time ago 
to address the George Evans Debating 
Society at a meeting which was to be open 
to the public and which was to be held in 
the early part of the month. Mr. Bradbury's 
response is so sincere and instructive, and 
contains so much good advice, that it can- 
not fail to be of interest to all friends of 
the Society. The Orient, therefore, has 
taken the liberty to publish the whole com- 
munication. The letter runs as follows: 

Augusta, December 3, 1896. 
Secretary George Evans Debating Society, : 

Dear Sir — I should accept with pleasure the 
kind invitation to address your society in January 
were it not that the limitations of age require me 
to deny myself the honor of its acceptance. I wish, 
however, to say that I highly appreciate the objects 
of your association. 

Skill in debate adds greatly to the power and 
the influence of a citizen, and especially of a public 
man, in a republic like ours where public opinion 
becomes the law of the land. 

You have very appropriately chosen to do honor 
to the name of a distinguished alumnus who, by 
his skill and his commanding abilities, achieved a 
high position among the great men of his time. I 
knew Mr. Evans very well, and I have frequently 
witnessed his efforts at the bar and occasionally on 
the stump before the commencement of the great 
civil war. 

The country has produced few men who sur- 
passed him in intellectual power. His mind was of 

the Websterian order. With a good voice, distinct 
enunciation, and an attractive manner, his I'eason- 
ing was clear, strong, and exhaustive. When he 
had finished one of his efforts, it was difficult to see 
how anything could be said, or better said, on his 
side of the question. The subject would be ex- 
hausted, and the speaker forgotten in the interest 
in the argument. After thoughtful preparation, his 
efforts were extemporaneous. He, like Clay, reduced 
none of his speeches to writing ; and he has left 
comparatively little but tradition, to enable posterity 
to appreciate genius. 

Bowdoin has not been meagre in her contribu- 
tions to the public service in the past. At the 
present time one of her sons is regarded as the 
ablest debater and the ablest man in either house of 
Congress; another worthily fills the office of Chief 
Justice of the highest court in the world, and 
another may often be seen presiding over the Senate 
of the United States. 

I hope that your society will prove a complete 
success, and a valuable aid in training its members 
to an efficient use of their intellectual power; and 
that they will ever use this power in defense of the 
right; and as citizens, and especially as public men, 
In defense of that incomparable instrument, the 
Constitution of the Uuited States, on which the 
Union rests, designed in wisdom to establish a gov- 
ernment with limited powers, to protect the people 
against the encroachments of their rulers. 
Yours respectfully, 

James W. Bradbury. 

The Mysterious Portrait. 

IT was a bright June morning in the year 
1740, and Edmund Eustace of Concord 
was unusually happy. He went skipping 
about the house like a boy of nineteen, and 
was making such a noise that his young wife 
murmured at his clamor. But he only took 
her small face tenderly between his hands 
and imprinted a kiss on both her cheeks, 
which reminded one of nothing so much as 
of rosebuds. Yes, he was very happy indeed. 
And why should he not be so? But one 
month ago he had married the loveliest girl 
in all Concord town, the loveliest in all the 
world, he thought, and life lay out before 
him, an untroubled sea with waves dancing 



with silver light, which can so soon become 
storm-cast and break into a fury. 

If Edmund Eustace was happy, so too 
was his young wife, as she thought of how 
barely three years ago she had come, a 
stranger, to Concord from her English home 
across the sea, which lay so far, far away, 
and witli it all the sorrow and despair which 
had once filled her young life. Here, in a 
new world, amid new scenes and faces, the 
task of forgetting her past, an act which had 
once seemed impossible, had been by no 
means as difficult as one might have supposed. 

If there was anything which troubled her 
now even the least bit, it was a matter of so 
slight importance as to be hardly worth a 
moment's thought, much less a moment's 
sadness. Yet there was one thing which 
seemed to mar, though in a veiy slight 
degree, her perfect happiness. It was some- 
thing which had not been in her mind until 
her wedding day, when a most distressing 
idea came to her that she was keeping some- 
thing back from her husband despite all their 
confessions and confidences. 

At first she resolutely tried to force this 
thought from her, but ever and anon it arose 
and flitted before her like some demoniac 
thing, which would torment a sainted maiden. 
Then she resolved to tell her husband. It 
would be but a little thing to confide to one 
who loved her so well and who knew how 
well he was loved by her. Yet why should 
he know? Why break down that belief 
which seemed to please him so much, that 
their love for each other was a first love for 
both of them ? And yet there was nothing 
of which she need be ashamed. Would not 
her husband give her even greater love for 
what she had borne and suffered? But the 
secret had been so long buried that she could 
not bear to think of its recital, so full of 
anguish and distress. So she choked back 
the hateful remembrance, which nevertheless 

remained near enough to cast a shadow in 
her life. 

Something like a suspicion that Editha 
was not happy crossed the young husband's 
mind that morning, as he gazed down into 
her blue eyes, and he looked anxiously at 
her for a moment until with a laugh she 
turned aside and said, " Do you not see what 
a dust you have been raising with your 
capers? My husband should be about better 

But she sighed, when she was left alone, 
and looked nervously about the room. She 
was thinking again, thinking of what had 
happened in England ten years ago that very 
morning; how she was plucking the fresh- 
blown roses in her father's garden, when the 
messenger rushed up the street and said, 
" Ross Hall has disappeared. His father sent 
me to ask when you saw him last." And 
then came back the memory of those long, 
sad weeks that followed the disappearance 
of her lover, and how it gradually came to 
be known that he had not only deserted his 
betrothed, but had ruined his own father. 
A short sickness had fallen upon her, and 
then the wise father decided that an entire 
change of life and surroundings was the only 
course to be pursued for his Editha. 

And so she had com6 to Concord, where, 
to her sur^Drise, she found herself fulfilling 
her father's entreaty to forget Ross Hall and 
all that remained behind. And here in Con- 
cord she loved and was loved by a man so 
worthy of her affections that she often won- 
dered how she ever could have given her 
heart to him, who had won it in her girlhood. 
Surely it could not have been true love. 
Surely all regard which she had ever had for 
Ross Hall was entirely lost in his desertion 
and crime. She was thankful that her love 
for him was so far lost, and could even have 
breathed a prayer of thanksgiving to heaven 
for it. Perhaps she was about to do so, for 



she sank on her knees, when a knock at the 
door startled her fearfully, so quiet had the 
house been. There was something sinister 
in the sound, too. It came up through the 
hall below and rang throughout the house 
like a knock which brings no one any good. 
Then Editha arose and hurried through the 
long, dark passage-way to the door. Some- 
how the passage seemed longer and gloomier 
than it had ever been before, and she looked 
fearfully behind her. As she did so, words 
long since forgotten rang in her ears, "Come 
what may, I shall claim thee some day, my 
loved one." A sickness at heart seized the 
poor girl, who had been brooding too much 
of late on the dreary past and who had been 
left alone in the great house too much by her 
busy husband. But whether her memory 
happened to bring back forgotten words at 
a fell moment, or whether her apprehension 
was a kind of intuition, her alarm quickly 
disappeared when she reached the door-way, 
for no one was there but a long-bearded, 
trampish-looking fellow of almost grotesque 
appearance, who inquired if Mr. Eustace was 
in and if he could be seen. Direction having 
been given as to where he could be found, 
the strange-looking individual started down 
the road with but a single glance back at the 
house where Editha stood in the door-way 
watching until he turned out of sight at the 
bend of the road. 

That noon Edmund announced that a 
traveling artist was to begin at once doing 
portrait work in town, and that he had 
decided to have one done which might hang 
in the dining-room over the great fire-place. 

If one could have looked into the studio 
of this vagrant artist he would have noticed 
that there was one portrait which seemed to 
have the painter's special care. It was the 
portrait of Edmund Eustace. Sometimes the 
strange artist worked far into the night upon 
it, while other work he neglected shamefully. 
He was a strange-appearing man, and his 

methods of painting seemed equally peculiar. 
For the portrait of Edmund Eustace he had 
a separate set of oils which he prepared with 
the utmost care. Why it was that he used 
other materials and such especial care upon 
this picture was a m3'stery, since he was to 
receive no greater pay for it than for his 
other work. Finally the portrait was near 
completion. The artist had had a worried 
look in his eyes while working upon it, until 
it came to putting on the finishing strokes. 
Then for a moment a sort of pleasure passed 
through his eyes, and this was remarkable, 
for no one had seen him smile since he entered 
Concord town. Yet now the look was not 
that of a happy man, but rather the sardonic 
grin of a demon, and it lasted but for the 
instant and the old stern look of hatred 
or malice which everybody had noticed, 

The day Edmund Eustace received his 
portrait the mysterious artist vanished as sud- 
denly as he had appeared. The picture was 
hung in its great gilt frame in the oak dining- 
room. And then Edmund waited to see his 
wife's delight at it, for all who had seen it 
had declared it a marvelous likeness. But 
instead of an expression of pleasure, such a 
look appeared in Editha's eyes at seeing the 
picture as her husband could never forget. 
At first a pallor spread over her cheek and 
a murmur of surprise, of pain, escaped from 
her lips. Unable to cover her distress she 
was now not less able to tell her husband its 

If one were but to study faces long 
enough he would find that there are a few 
which do not have at times an expression 
peculiar to its possessor alone. But this 
expression is often so subtle, so fleeting, 
as to escape all save love's watchful eyes. 
It was such an expression that the painter, 
with a skilfulness which seemed to have 
emanated from the evil one himself, had 
interfused in the countenance of Edmund 



Eustace. And so as Editha gazed she 
thought not of her husband but of a hand- 
some English youth as he had looked ten 
years ago, when scarcely in their teens they 
had whispered their early love for each other 
in old England. It could have been but a 
suggestion of Ross Hall which she saw in 
the portrait, but with her mind in the state in 
which it had been for the past few weeks, 
that suggestion of her once beloved was 
sufficient to work its fatal purpose. It called 
back the flood of hidden memories. The 
old love came pouring back into her heart, 
which was no longer her husband's. It was 
this fact that she loved another that worked 
so upon the nervous, sensitive girl in the 
days following. 

The picture was soon taken from its place, 
but too late. The beautiful Editha entered 
into her rest within six months from her 
wedding day. Her high-strung, nervous 
being was overcome bj^ pangs of conscience, 
and all the distress awakened at the revival 
of her former love. Like a tender flower, 
unable to outlive its summer, she perished. 

The story runs that the mysterious artist, 
whose spirit must have been a demoniac one, 
had acquired a wonderful gift by which this 
work of his hands changed appearance grad- 
ually, so that in the first place, while it 
merely suggested to Editha her lover, by its 
lines fading and others appearing, the hidden 
face became clear to all. 

It may be interesting to add that, while 
rummaging through a garret of an old Con- 
cord house last summer, we came across 
what had once been an oil painting, but all 
had faded from the canvas, except, strange 
to say, the artist's name, which stood out 
bright and clear in blood-red letters, and 
stranger still was its place across the very 
centre of the cloth, where we read the name, 
"Ross Hall." 

Sowdoirp ^ep§e. 


When glisteuing stars are idly blinking 
And solemn silence reigns supreme, 
When Luna in the woodland sinking 
Lights the wood with parting gleam, 
Then a spirit leads me fleeting 
Backward up time's whirling stream. 

The past is sealed — for one alone 
Its close-shut portal stands ajar; 
And oft when present cares have flown 
'Neath Retrospection's guiding star. 
In ancient archives mouldy grown 
My soul doth wander near and far. 

The Sleigh-bells' Chime. 

Get out your sleigh this winter day, 
Put care and trouble all away. 
And listen to the sleigh-bells' chime— 
The music of the winter- time. 

O'er frozen snow we gaily go. 
Our blood is in a healthy glow. 
The horse's hoofs beat fast in time 
In keeping with the sleigh-bells' chime. 

The music clear rings on the ear. 

No sweeter music can you hear. 

So listen to this little rhyme, 

You'll hear it in the sleigh-bells' chime : 

Tinkle, tinkle merrily. 
Hear the glad sleigh-bells. 
While each one so cheerily 
Its little story tells. 

Tells of Jack Frost hoary, 
King of winter-time. 
Listen to their story, 
Hear their merry chime. 

"Down from polar regions 
Comes the old ice-king. 
With his countless legions 
Euling everything. 

"Some in mid-air hovering 
Float and whirl around. 
Then a pure white covering 
Spread they o'er the ground. 



" Out upon the river 
Steals a tiuy sprite, 
And from out his quiver 
Draws an arrow bright. 

"Hurls it at the river, 
Hurls with all his might. 
Makes the surface shiver 
In the bright moonlight. 

"Then come countless other 
Little winter elves. 
As has done their brother, 
So do they themselves. 

"Arrows from their quivers 
Flashing o'er and o'er. 
Cover lakes and rivers 
With a crystal floor. 

"Thus from polar regions 
Comes the old ice-king. 
Thus with countless legions 
Rules he everything." 

Thus the sleigh-bells gladly 
Tell this little rhyme. 
Hear them tinkle madly. 
Hear their merry chimes. 

Get out your sleigh this winter day, 
Put care and trouble all away. 
And listen to the sleigh-bells' chime — 
The music of the winter-time. 

The Kisses. 

(Translated from Catullus.) 

let US live, my Lisbia, 

For what there is in life; 
And let us love, regardless of 
The rumors that are rife ; 
From stayed old "men they take their birth, 
O'ervalued at a penny's worth. 

The sun may set and rise again. 

But when our little light 
Of life goes out, our lids are sealed 

In everlasting night. 
Give me a thousand kisses. 

And then a hundred more. 
And then another thousand pour 

From out thy sacred store ; 
And then another hundred 

Shower on my burning cheek. 
And then a blissful thousand, dear, 

Without stopping to speak : 

And then a hundred, that the amount 
May grow until we lose all count; 
Lest any should the number spy, 
And on us cast an evil eye. 

Prof. Ernest Mondell Pease, 
Professor of Latin at Bowdoin 
from 1886 to 1891, recently sailed from 
England, and has been visiting Oxford 
and Cambridge universities. From 
England he will go to Paris, and make 
a brief visit there, thence, on to Italy, where he will 
spend several months in the study of Roman archte- 
ology and antiquities. On bis return he will visit 
the colleges of Germany, and then, arriving in 
California late next summer, he will, in September, 
resume his duties at Stanford University, where he 
is a professor. Professor Pease is a graduate of the 
University of Colorado. 

Sturgis, '99, was home last week on account of 

Sleighing parties have been numerous to take 
advantage of the snow. 

Cleaves, '99, who is teaching in Harpswell, was 
on the campus recently. 

Dunton, '99, who has been ill for some weeks 
past, has returned to college. 

Leighton, '96, who has a situation in Augusta, 
was upon the campus recently. 

The storm of last Thursday left us with several 
feet of beautiful snow-white snow on our hands. 

The Glee Club and Mandolin-Guitar Club sat 
for their photographs at Webber's on Friday last. 

The new classroom book for the Sophomore 
French course is Molle's "Contemporary French 

Bean, '97, was at his home in Biddeford for a week 
suffering from a severe attack of patergorematic 
indisposition recently. 

A number of enthusiasts were in attendance 
upon the polo games of the Maine League played 
in Bath and Lewiston. 



The victorious faction in the elections of the 
Senior Class of the Medical School had a supper at 
"Jake's," Wednesday night. 

Kendall, '98, is absent from college this term. 
He holds the position of physical director at Hebron 
Academy, a Colby fitting school. 

Bisbee, '98, spent several days last week in 
Skowhegan as the guest of Marstoa, '96, who is sub- 
master of the Skowhegan High School. 

There was a very successful concert given in 
Memorial Hall by the Bowdoin Glee, Banjo-Man- 
doliu-Gruitar Clubs last Tuesday evening. 

Clark, '99, is absent from college this term. He 
holds a position in Representative Hall, at Augusta, 
during the present session of the Legislature. - 

The students who have been teaching through- 
out the state have begun to wend their way back 
to college. And what a mass of work to make up! 

The musical organizations of Bowdoin will fur- 
nish music at the formal opening of Powers Hall, 
at the Maine Central Institute, on Washington's 

Manager Baxter, '98, of the base-ball team, has 
been in attendance upon the weekly meetings of 
the Maine Intercollegiate Base-Ball Association for 
the last month. 

When the steam went down in South Maine, the 
inmates thereof raised up their voices in song (nit) 
and cried out in supplications : — Give us back Joe, 
the truly faithful. 

Mr. Ernest R. Hunter, a tenor of considerable 
excellence, rendered a solo in chapel two weeks ago 
Sunday. Mr. Hunter's kindness was appreciated 
by all who heard him. 

Among the new books in the library is The 
Mahabarata in English and Sanskrit, from Rev. 
E. C. B. Hallam, A.M., of Midnapore, India. There 
are seven volumes in the set. 

Manager Baxter, '98, has nearly completed his 
base-ball schedule for next season. He has arranged 
for nineteen games at this date, ten of which are to 
be played on the home grounds. 

There is much talk of a boxing tournament to 
be given in the gymnasium some time during the 
winter. A tournament would certainly give interest 
in boxing a fresh impetus In college. 

Professor Mitchell, in the Rhetoric course, has 
asked all taking the course to make out a list of all 
the books read by them, to ascertain the effect of 
reading upon the excellence of composition. 

A vender of photographs of famous paintings 
gave an exhibition of his wares recently in King's 
Chapel. But Bowdoin ideals in art matter were too 
high for a large sale of his class of merchandise. 

A short time ago. Senator Frye, '50, presented 
to the U. S. Senate the petition of the President 
and Faculty of Bowdoin for the immediate passage 
of the Arbitration Treaty bill, pending in Congress 
at the present time. 

Only the excellent good feeling that exists 
between the Faculty and the students could have 
prevented a serious breach by reason of the recent 
trouble in regard to the management of the various 
athletic teams sent out by the college. 

The Freshmen have had a meeting to elect 
oflScers for their Exit Banquet in Woodfords, but 
they won't tell who was elected. The bones of 
the immortal old Phi Chi turn in their sockets at 
such brashness, and only eight months old ! 

Much amusement was afforded the students by 
the electric road during the storm. It took the 
plow over a half a day to go around the campus. 
Much good advice was given by the college men, 
which was well (?) received by the officials. 

Home, '97, went to the Maine General Hospital 
in Portland last Thursday and was operated upon 
Friday to remove the bullet in his leg. The oper- 
ation was very painful, but Mr. Home is reported 
as getting along as well as could be hoped for. 

Quite a party of Brunswick people will visit 
Europe this summer, a very enjoyable trip having 
been arranged for them. The party will probably 
include President William DeWitt Hyde and wife 
and other members of the Bowdoin Faculty. 

The base-ball enthusiasts attended the meeting 
of representatives from the Maine teams in profes- 
sional base-ball. Portland, Bangor, Lewiston, 
Augusta, Belfast, and Rockland were represented. 
It is proposed to have a Maine League next season. 

The required outside reading for the Sopho- 
mores in French this term is as follows: La Fon- 
taine — Fables Choisies; Pascal — XIV ume Provin- 
ciale ; Boileau— L'Art-Poetique; Bossunt — Oraison 
Fun^bre; Moutesquan — Grandeur et Decadence; 
Voltaire — Zadig and Zaive. 

President George Harris, of Andover Theolog- 
ical Seminary, addressed the college in the chapel, 
at 10 A.M., on Thursday, the college day of prayer, 
last week. The bad weather and other things 
prevented a large attendance. The address was a 
very able and scholarly effort. 



Pettingill, '98, made a business trip to Portland 
and Boston last week. 

The next number of The Quill will come out 
Monday, February 1.5tb. 

The Glee and Mandolin-Guitar Clubs played in 
Westbrook, January 29th. 

Professors Robinson and Hutchins are to deliver 
their S-ray lecture in Skowhegan, February 12th. 

The Logic class have begun their exercises in 
debating. The Cuban question was the last topic 
under consideration. 

Sturtevant, of the Medical School, is a welcome 
addition to the Sunday chapel choir. The choir is 
made up as follows now: Sturtevant, 2d tenor; 
White, '99, 1st tenor; White, '97, baritone; Drake, 
'98, 2d bass. 

Is there any wonder that the musically-inclined 
students jumped at the chance to assist in making 
"The Merry Noblemen " a success when one con- 
siders the others — ah, the others, the feminine 
others — who helped to make it a success. 

The second recital of the Memorial Hall Song 
Recitals was a grand success, last Tuesday, Janu- 
ary 26th. All the artists deserved the generous 
reception given to all their work. The music for 
this recital was all written by French and English 
composers. The next recital will be given next 
week on Friday, February 11th. The programme 


1. March from Faust. — Gounod. Miss Vannah. 

2. Absent yet Present.— Maud V. "White. ■ Mr. Turner. 

3. Sombrero. — Chaminade. Miss Bartlett. 
. (a) The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington. — Traditional. 

(6) Love has Eyes.— Sir Henry Bishop. 

Mr. Turner. 

5. Aria from Samson et Dalila.— SaintSaens. 

Miss Bartlett. 


6. Under the Leaves. — Thomfe. Miss Vannah. 

7. Waltz Song from Mireille. — Gounod. Miss Bartlett. 

8. The Old Lock.— Milton Wellings. Mr. Turner. 

9. Recitation.— Selected. Miss Bartlett. 
10. Go, Pretty Rose. — Marziales. 

Miss Bartlett and Mr. Turner. 

Mr. Walter Scott Ames, the latest addition to 
the managing board of the college, objects to the 
note in the last number of the Orient to the effect 
that he was valet to the whole college. He would 
have it distinctly understood that South Maine 
Hall alone has the privilege and honor of his 

The first assembly given by the Juniors was a 
grand success. There were buds from Lewiston and 

buds from Bath. The ladies from Lewiston were 
the guests of the Lewiston students on Tuesday. 
The floor managers at the assembly were Stetson, 
Ives, and Drake. The Bowdoin College Orchestra 
furnished excellent music. 

Professor Lee was in attendance at the annual 
meeting of the American Society of Naturalists, 
held in Boston and Cambridge during the holidays, 
and was chosen a member of the executive commit- 
tee for the ensuing year. The new president of the , 
society. Professor C. 0. Whitman of Chicago Uni- 
versity, is a graduate of the college in the Class of' 

The reception tendered the new college publica- 
tion. The Bowdoin Quill, has exceeded the fond- 
est expectations of the editors. The alumni from 
all quarters have responded generously. A sub- 
scription from the republic of Hawaii shows how 
far the light of its rays has penetrated. By the 
way, the President of Hawaii is the son of a Bow- 
doin man. 

The Juniors have elected their offlcers for Ivy 
Day, which will come Friday, June llth. There 
was the usual excitement, but withal, the election 
was very satisfactory. The following is the slate 
elected: President, White; Vice-President, Ham- 
lin; Secretary-Treasurer, Minott; Orator, Law- 
rence; Poet, Marble; Marshal, Ives; Curator, 
Wilson; Chaplain, Howard; Committee of Arrange- 
ments, Spear, Pennell, Stetson. 

There are several students who will take promi- 
nent parts in the opera played in Lewiston, Febru- 
ary 3d and 4th. The second night will be Bow- 
doin night, and special seats will be reserved for 
Bowdoin students. Mr. Callahan, who conducted 
the opera put on in Brunswick last winter by stu- 
dents, has secured the services of one of the most 
famous men in his line in New York to assist him in 
staging the piece. The elite of Lewiston bud-dom 
will take part in the opera, the student actors affirm. 
Those students who are not attending the enter- 
tainments of the Saturday Club are missing genu- 
ine treats. The concert given under Saturday Club 
auspices, last Thursday evening, was a musical 
feast, as the list of artists who appeared will testify. 
Mr. Heinrich Schuecker, harpist of the Boston 
Symphony Orchestra, Miss Priscilla White, soprano, 
and Mr. Wilhelm Heinrich, lyric tenor, were the 
special stars of the evening. The Scarlath Quar- 
tette completed the talent of the concert. Mr. J. C. 
Breitling, of the Medical School, was the accom- 



The following officers were elected by the Senior 
Class of the Medical School : President, Charles M. 
Leighton of Portland ; First Vice-President, Ross 

E. Savage of Bristol, N. H. ; Second Vice-President, 
Charles W. Bell of Strong; Third Vice-President, 
Joseph C. Breitliug of Randolph, Mass. ; Orator, 
George M. Woodman of Westbrook ; Marshal, Lester 

F. Potter of New Bedford, Mass. ; Secretary, Erving 
A. Libbey of Farmington, N. H. ; Treasurer, George 
S. Littlefield of Spriugvale ; Executive Committee, 
George C. Littlefield of Saco, Nathaniel P. Butler 
of Portland, Bela G. Illes of Howard, R. I., Prank 
W. Russell of Yarmouth, D. W. Hayes of Foxcroft. 

The Senior Class elected the following officers at 
a meeting held in Memorial Hall, Wednesday after- 
noon : President, William F. White of Lewiston ; 
Vice-President, Frank D. Booker of Brunswick ; 
Secretary and Treasurer, George S. Bean of Bidde- 
ford; Class Day Orator, Frank D. Ellsworth of 
Brockton, Mass. ; Class Day Poet, Joseph W. Hewitt 
of South Berwick ; Chaplain, John W. Quint of 
Dover, N. H. ; Opening Address, George M. Brett 
of Auburn; Historian, George E. Carmichael of 
Medway, Mass.; Prophet, Stephen 0. Andros of 
Rockland; Odist, Charles H. Holmes of Brewer- 
Marshal, Aldro A. French of Norway; Parting 
Address, James H. Home of Berlin, N. H.; Toast- 
master, Eugene L. Bodge of South Windham ; Com- 
mittee of Arrangements, Edgar G. Pratt of Belfast, 
Joseph S. Stetson of Brunswick, Chase Pulsifer of 
Auburn ; Committee on Pictures, Samuel P. Ackley 
of East Machias, Charles B. Lamb of Saco, Frank 
J. Small of Oldtown. 

Professor Chapman addressed the students in 
Y. M. C. A. meeting, on Sunday, January I7th. 
Although the event was not posted on the bulletin, 
yet Professor Chapman had a very large audience. 
He gave a very fine talk upon the different methods 
of thinking. He said that we should all not only 
learn to think rightly, but also entertain healthy 
and high-minded thoughts. The talk was practical 
in the extreme, and no listener could possibly have 
gone away without having gained material benefit. 

The Thursday meeting of the 21st was led by 
Woodbury, 1900. His subject was "Sabbath Observ- 

The Sunday meeting of the 24th was led by 

Adains, '97. His subject was "A Manly Life." His 
talk was very practical, his statements being well 
backed up by illustrations from every-day life. 

Med., '41.— Dr. Andrew J. 
Puller, one of the leading 
physicians of the state, died on Jan- 
uary 10th at bis home in Bath. He 
was born in Paris, Me., September 15, 1822, 
being the youngest of a large family. . He 
studied in the public schools at Paris and at Hebron 
Academy, later studying at the University of New 
York, at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadel- 
phia, and at the Maine Medical School, from which 
he graduated in 1841. He immediately settled in 
Searsmont, but in 1847 he moved to Bath, where 
he enjoyed the respect and confidence of the people 
and had an exteusive practice, not only in common 
medicine and minor surgery, but also in the higher 
grades of both. Dr. Fuller was a member of the 
American Medical Association and was its first vice- 
president. He was also a member of the Maine 
Medical Association, having been its president in 
1871. He served one term as trustee of the Maine 
Hospital for the Insane, was president of the Bath 
Board of Trade for twelve years, and had held many 
other important positions. Dr. Fuller was also 
exceedingly prominent in Masonry. Previous to 
the war he was for seven years surgeon of the 
Second Maine Infantry, and during the war was 
post surgeon at Bath. Dr. Fuller's son, who was 
in practice with him in Bath, is also a graduate of 
the school. 

'42. — Samuel Trask, whose sudden death oc- 
curred at Portland on January 24th, was a native 
of that city, having been born there in January, 
1822. After his graduation he studied law in Port- 
land and was admitted to the bar. He practiced 
law for twenty years or more and then went to 
Cuba, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits, 
in which he acquired a competence amply sufficient 
for him, with his quiet tastes, for the rest of his 
life. But his thoughts turned again to the home of 
his youth, and about twelve years ago he returned 
to it, there to end his days. For the past few years, 



since the death of his wife, Mr. Trask has made 
his home at the Cumberland Club, of which he was 
a valued member. The suddenness of his death 
was very sad; it occurred in an electric car. Mr. 
Trask was a gentleman of the old school in all that 
the term implies: genial, social, well informed, 
considerate of others, and scrupulously polite. His 
death was a terrible blow to hundreds who were 
proud to be able to call him a friend. He was a 
member of Alpha Delta Phi and Phi Beta Kappa. 

'52. — "I met General Chamberlain, the ex-Pres- 
ident of Bowdoin College, on the street yesterday. 
What a distinguished-looking man be is, with his 
pure-white hair and moustache and firm, erect 
carriage. The General has long been a notable 
figure in this country. He will be remembered as 
the man detailed by General Grant to receive Lee's 
surrender. I readily recall the election trouble in 
Maine when the President appointed General Cham- 
berlain in charge of the militia, and the excitement 
verged on riot. Word came from the Republican 
members at Washington insisting that he seat the 
Republican candidate for Governor. His reply was 
characteristic of the man, and was to the effect 
that he would seat the man the Supreme Court 
should declare elected. By the way, it has always 
been a source of wonder to many that General 
Chamberlain would never apply for a pension. He 
was grievously wounded in the war and has suffered 
ever since from the iujury. Apparently clearly 
entitled to a large pension, he has never taken 
advantage of the opportunity to receive cue."— 
Boston Post. 

'57.— The remains of Mrs. Hibbard, wife of Rev. 
D. S. Hibbard, were taken to East Sumner for 
burial. Her death occurred in January in Gorham, 
Me., where the family was staying. She was 59 
years of age. Rev. Mr. Hibbard was pastor of the 
Congregational church at East Sumner seven years, 
and will receive the sympathy of many friends. 

'57.— Rev. Edward A. Rand, author of " Behind 
Manhatten Gables," just issued, is at work now upon 
a serial called "He Made a Mistake." The author 
says, " It is the story of a young fellow who saw the 
inside of prison walls and afterwards tried to win 
an honorable place in outside life." The writer's 
aim in this tale is to help some unfortunate one 
who has "made a mistake." Rev. Mr. Rand is a 
contributor to many leading periodicals, and his 
literary work, in addition to his duties as rector at 
Watertown and at Belmont, Mass., make him a very 
busy man. 

Ex-'58.— The death of General Henry G. Thomas 

of Oklahoma has been announced. He was a son 
of the late W. W. Thomas, an overseer of the col- 
lege, who died a few weeks ago in his ninety-fourth 
year, and a brother of the Hon. W. W. Thomas, 
Jr., ex-minister to Sweden and Norway. General 
Thomas was born in Portland, April 5, 1837, and 
commenced his course at Bowdoin, but at the end 
of Sophomore year he changed to Amherst, from 
which he received his degree in 1858. A few years 
later he was admitted to the Cumberiand County 
bar. At the breaking out of the war he enlisted as 
a private in the Fifth Maine Volunteers, served as 
captain of that company from June to August, and 
was then transferred to the Eleventh U. S. Infantry 
with rank of captaiu. After the first battle of Bull 
Run he was appointed colonel of the Second U. S. 
Colored Regiment, and engaged in the actions of 
Bristol Station, Rappahannock Station, and Mine 
Run. He then organized the Nineteenth U. S. 
Colored Regiment and became its colonel in De- 
cember, 186.3. He was later engaged in the battles 
of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, and other impor- 
tant engagements. He was made brigadier-general 
of volunteers, November 30, 1864, and transferred 
to the Army of the James. General Thomas was 
the first regular ofiQcer to accept the colonelcy of 
colored troops. 

'76.— Mr. Arlo Bates, in the preface to his " Talks 
on Writing English," says, "If the book shall prove 
helpful, I shall have attained the object for which 
it was written." Mr. Bates may rest assured of that 
attainment. Accurate, dignified, and rousing, the 
work must take a favored place among the manuals 
of English writings. The "Talks," which were 
given as a course in advanced English composition 
in the Lowell Free Classes, have the charm of 
simplicity and directness that belong to personally- 
delivered discourse. The comprehensive subject 
has been divided into twenty-two chapters, and 
each division is treated with a spirit that leaves no 
chance for dulness. The book is in advance of the 
ordinary school or college text-bonk, and seems 
rather a strong stimulus to the ambition and tech- 
nical effort of the real literary worker. 

'85. — Howard L. Lunt, A.M., is principal of the 
high school and superintendent of the city schools 
of Long Beach, Cal. 

'88.— The installation of Rev. Percival P. Marston 
as pastor of the First Cougregational Church of 
Lancaster, N. H., lately took place. There was a 
large gathering of the clergymen from all parts of 
Coos County and of prominent churchmen from 
other parts of the state.- This is one of the oldest 



churches iu New Hampshire, having celebrated its 
centennial anniversary in 1894. Rev. Mr. Marston 
is a graduate of Andover Seminary. 

'88, '94, and '96.— Mr. A. W. Tolman has been 
supplying a vacancy in the editorial department of 
the Portland Transcript for some weeks. P. W. 
Pickard, '94, still continues his connection with the 
paper, as does also his father, C. W. Pickard, '57. 
A recent addition to the force on the paper is that 
of W. W. Fogg, '96. 

'90. — Dr. George W. Blanchard, formerly of 
Lewiston, now pathologist in the New York City 
Hospital, is meeting with signal success. He is not 
only to have an increase in his salary, but is to have 
also a salaried assistant. A special room is also 
being fitted up in the institution for Dr. Blanchard's 
use in the study of bacteriology, in which he is 
deeply interested. 

'93. — George W. McArthur, assistant superin- 
tendent in the Laconia Mills and son of Robert 
McArthur, agent of the Pepperell and Laconia 
Mills, Biddeford, was married to Miss Almira D. 
Locke, Bradford Academy, '91, daughter of J. S. 
Locke, superintendent of the Saco schools. 


Class' or 1842. Bowdoin Chapter. 
Born January 5, 1822. 

Died January 24, 1897. 
Again the Bowdoiu Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi 
is called to mourn the loss of a brother of distinc- 
tion and long standing. 

The late Samuel Trask of Portland, Me., was one 
of the four founders of the Bowdoin Chapter. Suc- 
cessful in his legal practice, his rare business ability 
gained for him a position of trust and influence. 
He sought the ideal iu life, and won the esteem and 
friendship of all with whom be associated, as well 
in civic as in social relations. 

As a mark of deference and regard, the badges 
of the brothers will be draped for ten days. 
For the Bowdoin Chapter, 

Eugene C. Vining, 


Samuel Toplifp, 


A girl, 

A squall. 
No boat, 
No man, 
No girl, 
That's all. —Ex. 

The Class of '97 of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania will be the first to graduate without having 
written theses. 

The Republican Club of the University of Michi- 
gan will probably send delegates to McKinley's 

Janaes Robinson, the noted trainer of the ath- 
letes, has been engaged by the University of Michi- 
gan to take full charge of the university athletes 
next spring. 

A woman's gymnasium, to cost $50,000, will soon 
be built at the University of Michigan. 

The Yale hockey team has accepted the chal- 
lenge of the Queen's University team of Canada for 
a match in the St. Nicholas rink in New York. The 
date has not yet been fixed. 

The University of Wisconsin has accepted the 
challenge of the University of Pennsylvania to row 
a race on the Schuylkill river. 

W. W. Wilson, '97, has been elected captain of 
the Princeton base-ball nine in place of Jerome 
Bradley, resigned. 

The Cercle Franpais at Harvard is to give four 
performances this spring of Moliere's five-act com- 
edy, " Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme." 

The newly-established Washington University 
has been presented with $50,000 by the Ancient 
Order of Hibernians, to endow a chair of Celtic 
Languages and Literature. 

The University of Pennsylvania was recently 
bequeathed a very valuable library of Italian books, 
numbering 30,000. 



Trenchard, tbe ex-Princeton foot-ball player, 
has been engaged as physical instructor at the 
University of Wisconsin. 

On their holiday trip the Princeton musical clubs 
took about fifty men. The tour extended as far 
west as Des Moines, and south to St. Louis. 

The trustees of Johns Hopkins University have 
not permitted the students to issue periodicals of 
any sort. The only student publication has been an 
annual called the Hullabaloo, i.ssued in the spring 
by the Juniors. But they are progressing and are 
to have a magazine soon. 


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Vol. XXVI. 


No. 14. 




K. S. Haqar, '97, Editor-in-Chief. 
P. P. Baxter, '98, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
G. S. Bean, '97, Business Manager. 
J. W. Condon, '97. F. J. Small, '97. 

G. E. Caemichael, '9' 

C. C. Smith, '98. 
T. L. Marble, '98. 
R. L. Marston, '99. 

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Vol. XXVI., No. 14.— February 17, 1897. 

Editorial Notes 235 

Portland Alumni Meeting 237 

Boston Alumni Association Meeting 237 

The Lost Talent 238 

Bowdoin Verse: 

De Philosophia 240 

An Icicle 240 

Open Winter 241 

The Anabasis of Bowdoin 241 

The Bowdoin White (song) . . . • 245 

Collegii Tabula 246 

Athletics 249 

Y. M. C. A .'249 

Personal 249 

Book Reviews 251 

In Memoriam 251 

College World 251 

;e our last issue the several alumni 
associations of the college have held their 
reunions and banquets. At every one the 
glories of the past and present of the college 
have been sung with unstinted liberalitj'. 
It seems to be as natural for the sons of 
Bowdoin to be loyal and enthusiastic as it is 
for them to breathe the free air of the earth. 
Wherever and whenever our graduates meet 
they rehearse their undying love for the old 
institution, and renew their pledges of alle- 
giance. We have had an illustrious roll of 
graduates, and we will continue to graduate 
those whose influence will be a potent factor 
in this great republic and in all the affairs 
of the world. There has been found in all 
our meetings, men who hold high and hon- 
ored positions, and who point to their Alma 
Mater as the great power that molded their 
lives. While it may not be possible for we 
undergraduates to be a Longfellow or a Haw- 
thorne to shine among the great lights of 
literature, we may not attain the political 
eminence of Reed or Frye, yet it is possible 
for us to contribute our little to the numer- 
ous professions which have been filled so 
nobly by our alumni. In theology, law, 
medicine, statesmanship, and in all the rest, 
Bowdoin men have given the college a name 
that will endure for all time, and it only 



remains for us to keep untarnished the splen- 
did record handed down. May we be indus- 
trious, upright, and manly; doing our parts 
with thoroughness and dignity in order that 
Bowdoin may not cease to do her part in 
advancing the coraraon good of humanity. 

"PRESIDENT HARRIS, of Maine State Col- 
■^ lege, in a recent address delivered before 
the visiting legislators at Orono, said: "It 
would be impossible for me to do anything 
which should hurt the interests or honor of' 
old Bowdoin. I wish I were her alumnus." 
Bowdoin, on her side, would be only too 
well pleased to have for her son one with 
such progressive and sound ideas as the 
president of our neighboring institution, and 
we heartily commend him for his wisdom in 
choosing her as his would-be Alma Mater. 
We regret, moreover, that the report which 
has been circulating, to the effect that we, 
as an institution, are envious of our sister in 
eastern Maine, should appear to come from 
our halls. Such a thing is very far from 
being true, and whoever fathered such a 
statement has no connection with this college. 
All institutions of whatever class have one 
kindred aim, and outside of the petty under- 
graduate rivalry all join hands for a common 
purpose. Whatever has to do with the ad- 
vancement of learning and the promotion of 
good among mankind is a precious legacy 
left in the hands of college men the world 
over. We admire the broad-minded endeav- 
ors of President Harris to enlarge the influ- 
ence of the State College, and we hope, for 
the interests of the state, and for the cause 
of mankind, that he may be successful in 
his undertakings. Bowdoin is not envious 
of her sisters; she only desires to set up a 
high standard of excellence as a guide and 
example for them to follow. The lines of 
the State College and Bowdoin are laid in 
different places, but their aims and interests 
are one. 

TVTE print elsewhere in this number the 
*^ first of a series of Bowdoin songs, with 
original music. The song which appears this 
week was written, and the music composed, 
hy undergraduates. We trust that new inter- 
est in singing our own songs may be stirred 
up, and that the number of contributions of 
this class will be so great that it will be im- 
possible to print them all. Such a result 
from this move on the part of the Orient 
would necessitate the publication of a book 
of Bowdoin songs. This is not impossible. 

"TIVERYBODY subscribes to the principles 
-" upon which our illustrious Senate was 
founded, and no one would say that it has 
not performed important functions in the 
past years of our history, but many are 
ready to express their regret at the recent 
indignation shown by several intelligent Sen- 
ators at the introduction of the memorial of 
the Bowdoin professors, asking for speedy 
action on the arbitration treaty. To have 
the efforts of sincere and educated men for 
the good of nations set aside or treated as 
"officious intermeddling by outsiders," does 
not speak well for the high-minded patriot- 
ism of our representatives. The desire of 
our Faculty was, no doubt, simply that of 
many hundreds of other institutions, to show 
that their hearts and minds are bound to the 
cause of right and justice. To have Senators 
become so easily angered and to take such 
hasty action as was taken, is a menace to 
public good. The schools, pulpits, and col- 
leges of the country are by far better able 
to judge public questions than are the more 
partisan representatives. So when a college 
with entirely unselfish motives appeals to 
our highest representative ^body for action, 
its voice should be listened to and its cause 
heard, for the sake of the dignity of learn- 
ing, if for no other. The Orient with its 
feeble pen writes amen to our Faculty's action. 



and condemns the action of the Senators 
from Massachusetts as unworthy the state 
they pretend to represent, and as a blot 
upon their reputations as able and fair- 
minded men. 

Portland Alumni Meeting. 
TPHE Bowdoin Alumni of Portland held 
-^ their annual dinner at the Congress 
Square Hotel, Friday evening, January 29th. 
It was the largest and most successful one they 
have ever held. After an elaborate menu was 
served the time was spent in speech-making. 
A very bright and witty poem, entitled 
"The Anabasis of Bowdoin," was read by 
Augustus F. Moulton, Esq. Every one 
enjoyed the poem, which was unusually 
original in its conception. Then followed 
the following toasts: "The College," re- 
sponded to b}' President Hyde and Professor 
Woodruff; "The State," responded to by 
Hon. George M. Seideis, '72; "The Law," 
responded to b}^ Franklin C. Payson, Esq., 
'76; "The Clergy," responded to by Rev. 
E. C. Cumniings, '53; "Tlie ' Medical Pro- 
fession," responded to by C. A. Baker, '78; 
"The Boston Alumni," responded to by 
Edward P. Paysoii, '69. 

The following alumni were present: 
Clarence W. Peabody, '93; William M. In- 
graham, '95; Augustus F. Moulton, '73; 
Col. George F. McQuillan, '75; Thomas H. 
Gateley, Jr., '92; Llewellyn Barton, '84; 
Virgil C. Wilson, '80; Hon. Clarence Hale, 
'69; David W. Snow, '73; Alvin C. Dresser, 
'88; Franklin C. Payson, '76; Frederick W. 
Pickard, '94; Robert S. Thomas, '88; Joseph 
B. Reed, '83; Edward H. Wilson, '92; Clar- 
ence A. Baker, M.D., '78; Charles L. Hutch- 
inson, '90; Eben Winthrop Freeman, '85; 
Leon M. Forbes, '92; Walter W. Fogg, '96; 
Charles J. Chapman, '68; Prentiss Loi'ing, 
'56; Rev. Ephraim C. Cummings, '58; Hon. 
Joseph A. Locke, '65; Edward P. Payson, 
'69; Thomas H.Eaton, '69; Hon. George M. 

Seiders, '72; Richard C. Payson, '93; Fred- 
erick O. Conant, '80 ; and President William 
DeWitt Hyde and Prof. Frank E. Woodruff. 

Boston Alunnni Association 

0N Wednesday evening, February 3d, the 
twenty-ninth annual reunion and ban- 
quet of the Boston Alumni Association was 
held at the Copley Square Hotel. The 
attendance was very large, and the affair was 
one of the most successful ever held by the 
alumni who reside in and about Boston. 
The regular business meeting preceded the 
dinner, and the officers for the ensuing year 
were chosen as follows: Edwin U. Curtis, AX' 
'82, Vice-President; William G. Reed, '82, 
Secretary ; George L. Chandler, '68, Assist- 
ant Secretary ; Thomas J. Emery, '68, Wm. 
E. Hatch, '75, Oliver C. Stevens, '76, Wm. 
W. Towle, '81, Charles F. Moulton, '87, Ed- 
ward N. Goding, '91, R. H. Hinkley, '94, 
Executive Committee. There was no choice 
for President, as Daniel C. Linscott, '54, the 
present head of the organization, has still 
two years to serve. 

Those present from the college were Pro- 
fessor L. A. Lee, Professor F. C. Robinson, 
'73, and C. C. Williamson, '98, who is man- 
ager of the Bowdoin Bugle. 

In calling to order at the close of the 
dinner, preparatory to introducing the vari- 
ous guests, the President spoke of the pres- 
ence of so many young men, and he exhorted 
them to be true to the college and to supply 
new members in future years. He also spoke 
of the season of prosperity that was before 
the college. 

Professor Lee then gave a historical and 
reminiscent talk in regard to the college, 
illustrating his talk with stereopticon views. 
The various pictures of the buildings and 
walks were received with great delight. 
Much enjoyment was derived by some of 
the middle-aged members in picking out 



old classmates who appeared in the pictures. 
A photograph of the room that Thomas B. 
Reed occupied was received with great 
applause. Professor Lee's entertainment was 
greatly enjoyed by all. 

The next speaker was Gen. Joshua L. 
Chamberlain, of the Class of '52, who received 
a very hearty welcome. General Chamberlain 
spoke in an informal way of the influence 
the college had had in turning out true men. 
His allusions to Chief-Justice Fuller, Senator 
Frye, and Speaker Thomas B. Reed, evoked 
tremendous applause. 

Professor Robinson, President Hyde's rep- 
resentative, was the next speaker. His talk 
was on the policy of maintaining a moderate- 
sized college with the best possible equip- 

Attorney-General Hosea M. Knowlton, 
who is not an alumnus, was also introduced. 
He told some excellent stories, and was fol- 
lowed by Edward N. Coding, of the Class of 
'91, who gave an account of the Bowdoin Club, 
now two years old, and which meets regularly 
on the first Saturday evening of each month, 
at the Copley Square. 

The last speaker was Marcellus Coggan, 
of the Class of '72, who pronounced the 
benediction with charactei'istic grace. Sev- 
eral college songs were interspersed through 
the exercises, the vocalism being general, 
though led by the following improvised glee 
club: T. S. Lazell, '92, H. L. Bagley, '94, F. 
W. Dana, '94, R. W. Mann, '92, H. E. An- 
drews, '94, R. H. Hinkley, Jr., '94, Ernest 
Young, '92, Henry Warren, ex-'97, and H. S. 
Chapman, '91. Sympathetic letters were re- 
ceived from Chief Justice Fuller of the U. S. 
Supreme Court, Class of '53, Speaker Reed, 
'60, Senator Frye, '50, Senator Hale, Hon., 
'69, and Lieut Robert E. Peary, '77, of Arctic 

These names, added to those already 
mentioned, afford a complete list of those 

Dr. Joshua Young, '45. 
Thomas H. Talbot, '46. 
Edwin Leonard, '47. 
Egbert C. Smythe, '48. 
J. B. Sewall, '48. 
Daniel C. Linscott, '54. 
Henry H. Smith, 54. 
John G. Stetson, '54. 
Edward Parker, '57. 
Augustus Jones, '60. 
A. S. Packard, '61. 
Edward Stanwood, '61. 
J. W. Chadwick, '62. 
Isaac B. Choate, '62. 
A. B. Dearborn, '6,"). 
Charles V. Bell, '63. 
S. W. Harmon, '65. 
George L. Goodale, '65. 
Webster Woodbury, '64. 
J. W. McDonald, '67. 
D. W. Wright, '67. 
George M. Bodge, '68. 
T. J. Emery, '68. 
Geo. L. Chandler, '68. 
P. A. Fisher, '81. 
A. G. Pettengill, '81. 
William G. Eeed, '82. 
Ex-Mayor Curtis, '82. 
W. W. Curtis, '82. 
L. B. Folsom, '85. 
C. H. Wardwell, '85. 
John F. Libby, '85. 
Irving W. Home, '86. 
Elmer B. Rideout, '86. 
G. W. Parsons, '87. 
C. F. Moulton, '87. 
Howard W. Poor, '92. 
W. P. Chamberlain, '93. 
Albert M. Jones, '03. 
Harry L. Bagley, '94. 
H. M. Wilder, '93. 
H. C. Fabyan, '93. 
C. C. Bucknam, '93. 
Arthur T. Brown, '91. 

Edward P. Payson, '69. 
W. D. A. Clarke, '73. 

C. C. Springer, '77. 
L. H. Kimball, '74. 

D. A. Sargent, '75. 
W. E. Hatch, '75. 
A. S. Whitmore, '75. 
Dr. Myles Standish, '75. 
Geo. S. Harriman, '75. 
Edwin H. Hall, '75. 

O. C. Stevens, '76. 

W. A. Robinson, 76. 

F. R. Kimball, '76. 

C. H. Clark, '76. 

Alpheus Sanford, '76. 

H. L. Wiggin. 

P. H. Ingalls, '77. 

A. E. Burton, '78. 

J. W. Achorn, '79. 

A. M. Edwards, '80. 

N. W. Emerson, '80. 

L. B. Lane, '81. 

W. W. Towle, '81. 

C. M. Austin, '87. 

F. K. Linscott, '88. 

F. M. Russell, '89. 

J. L. Doherty, '89. 

O. R. Smith, '89. 

W. I. Weeks, '90. 

J. B. Pendleton, '90. 

George B. Sears, '90. 

A. Vincent Smith, '90. 

Percy W. Brooks, '90. 

Wm. H. Greeley, '90. 

Otto C. Scales, '91. 

Charles S. Wriglit, '91. 

H. W. Jarvis, '91. 

Ed. H. Newbegin, '91. 

Dr. Fred B. Colby, '95. 

Arthur H. Stetson, '95. 

Louis C. Hatch, '95. 

C. C. Williamson, '98. 

Dr. H. S. Parsons, '91, Med. 

The Lost Talent. 

PERCY NORTH had been known to his 
friends in his earl}' manhood as an ex- 
ceptionally talented fellow. As a writer, he 
worked in a highly imaginative strain, full 
of feeling and delicate touches. Suddenly 
his flow of talent seemed to have emptied 
itself, and all those gifts, which seemed to 
predict productions of true genius to come 
in the future, stopped short in their work, 
and he seldom took up his pen in later years 
to write in a purely literary vein. All the 



writings he had published in recent 3-ears 
were of a scientific cast, so pedantic, dull, 
and stiff, that even scholars admitted that he 
was pretty dry reading and had evidently no 
talent at all in literary lines pure and simple. 
His articles were accepted for their scientific 
value alone, for he stood high in the chemi- 
cal world of thought. 

What had brought about the reaction, 
not even his best friends knew. In fact, he 
sometimes half believed that even he did 
not know when he had lost his gift. For the 
incident, which had affected his life, such as 
we all have some time, was so fantastic and 
mysterious that he would not whisper it 
even to his most intimate friend, not for 
fear of being laughed at, but because he 
himself could scarcely conceive of its actual 
occurrence. Yet, as he stood before the long 
plate-glass mirror at the end of his great 
drawing-room, which reflected from its coun- 
terpart at the opposite end of the room a 
myriad little blazes, as bright as the flame of 
the gas-lighted chandelier in tlie center of 
the room, from which they had their being, 
as he stood there in deep meditation, the 
whole incident again loomed up before him. 

He had stood before a similar glass in 
that same room on the night of his twenty- 
fifth birthday. He was alone and tired out, 
for he had been working busily that day 
with his pen, writing out some fanciful little 
things that seemed to come to his mind 
quicker than he could put them on paper, 
and now that night was come, he felt the 
effect of his exertions. His face was flushed 
and his brain was in a whirl. 'I'he drawing- 
room was quiet and comforting, and he 
walked close up to the looking-glass and leaned 
gently against its surface. Its coolness 
soothed his fevered face and burning tem- 
ples, very much as a piece of ice might have 
done, and its smoothness felt like a loving 
touch upon his brow. 

Suddenly he felt a peculiar sensation, 

somewhat as if the glass had been a wall of 
water and he had entered it, or as if both he 
and the glass had suddenly melted and had 
become a part of each other. At first he 
could not realize what had happened, and 
then it flashed upon him that he had entered 
into that child's wonder-land — the land be- 
yond the looking-glass. His first impulse 
was to step back. He turned about and 
looked into the drawing-room which he had 
just left, half expecting, curiously enough, 
to see himself there, but it was entirely 
deserted, and no sound was heard save the 
ticking of the French clock on the mantel- 
piece. Then he looked about hira. Here was 
the very counterpart of the drawing-room, 
with each thing in its accustomed place. He 
went forward and pushed open a door, or 
rather the reflection of a door to a room, 
which he knew could not possibly from its 
location have its reflection in the mirror. 

And indeed it did not. As the door swung 
back, as beautiful a sight as he had ever seen 
opened before him. It was a wondrously 
lovely picture. Before him lay a fair plain 
country with far-reaching stretches of mead- 
ows, where bloomed daisies with their long 
slender stems and their sweet faces encircled 
with pure white ruffs, and here and there a 
buttercup stood before a daisy like a page 
with the golden cup before a princess, and 
as a gentle summer zephyr stole over the 
fields, the sound of a shepherd's pipe pouring 
out the sweetest melody imaginable floated 
to the ear, and all the flowers began to dance 
and nod their pretty heads. Oh, 'twas such a 
lovely scene that Percy North was lost in 
rapture. Then he looked down the meadow. 
There he saw a few laborers at their tasks. 
For a moment they stood still as Percy North 
advanced, and shaded their eyes with their 
hands to look at him. Then they began to 
sing, oh, such a glee! It even rivaled the 
piping of the shepherd. And then they 
resumed their toil. But their manner clearly 



showed that they considered it no task, but 
a pleasure. All seemed like some fabled life, 
where all was happiness, music, and loveliness. 
He could have cried out for joy, but just 
then he chanced upon the shepherd boy. 
He was a liandsome lad, with great blue 
eyes and fabulously golden curls. As Percy 
drew near the lad exclaimed: 

"Art welcome, stranger. Whither goest 
thou? Would'st thou go to the great castle? 
Thither leads the road." As Percy looked 
in the direction to which the shepherd 
pointed with a graceful wave of his hand, 
he saw a broad highway leading to a castle 
so stately that it reached high up into the 
blue ether; so high, indeed, that the fleecy 
summer clouds caught and clung upon the 
pinnacles of the two tuiTets. It was a beau- 
tiful piece of architecture, that castle, such 
as little children dream of when they have 
been reading fairy tales, and such as they 
believe in later years has no existence. 

As Percy North approached the castle, 
there suddenly appeared at the entrance a 
man of almost superhuman aspect, who cried 
wilh a loud voice, but one as musical as the 
blast of a trumpet: "A stranger in tiie Land 
of the Ideal, Percy North. Seize him!" At 
that instant a score of soldiers in uniforms 
of scarlet and gold, and armed with silver 
swords, rushed forward and surrounded him. 
Set upon by an evil impulse, he attempted 
to escape, when he who appeared to be the 
commander, exclaimed: "Then go thou, fool- 
ish one. Thinkest thou that he, who hast 
entei ed the Land of the Ideal, and yet refuses 
to be bound by that land, can go forth with- 
out having given a ransom ? Thine is already 
taken from thee. Depart now and never- 
more return." 

A few moments later Percy North was 
again standing in his drawing-room, and 
would have considered the whole affair 
merely a phantom of his mind, which had 
been overworked, had he not looked at the 

mirror which stood before him. A great hole, 
some six by three feet, reached from the 
floor upward. And that is the reason why, 
as he holds my little Florence in his lap, 
while she prattles about what she has seen 
in the looking-glass, and how she intends to 
go into that room beyond the mirror, he does 
not smile, but gazes at her with a curious, 
questioning look in his eyes. 

Bowdoir^ ^epse. 

De Philosophia. 


Doth human mind admit of no appeal 

And naught exist but reasou comprehends? 

All nature back a ready answer sends 

And in her mystic gardens doth reveal 

Her wealth enshrined in deep, dark mystery. 

Aye, darkness scarce annuls the thing unseen; 

Closed eyelids banish naught thus veiled from view; 

The fleet-foot bird when danger doth pursue, 

Evades not, blinded in the sand, I ween, 

Its wiser, more sagacious enemy. 

Though I iu iuky darkness grope my way 

To find out whither comes and whither goes 

The fickle wind that swift, erratic blows, 

And drives the fitful whitocaps o'er the bay, 

To feel its breath is not credulity. 

Then when I read deep written in my soul 

The promise of immortal life to be; 

When tuneful voices imboru speak to me 

And joy-notes swelling, 

Surging o'er me roll, 

T'were vain to doubt my soul's futurity. 

An Icicle. 

Flashing, dancing, sparkling bi'ight, 
E'eu a diamond shaming. 
Green and blue and crimson light, 
Like Heaven's stars a-flaming. 

But alas, how cold thou art ! 
Wondrous fairy jewel, 
When I clasp thee to my heart. 
Beautiful, but cruel. 



Open Winter. 

The breeze is warm that fans the cheek, 
The woods and fields are green, 
O'er hill or dale, o'er street or lane. 
No winter's snow is seen. 

Unhindered is the meadow brook. 
Its plashes soft and low 
Fall on the ear in whispers soft. 
As on its ripples flow. 

The distance has a hazy look, 

Like some frail, fairy maze. 

Like mists that o'er the moorland creep 

On sweet June's dream-like days. 

And naught is wanting from the scene, 
Save birds to wing and sing 
And buds to blossom in the sun, 
To make the 'Winter, Spring. 

The Anabasis of Bowdoin. 

(By which is meant the march of the Bowdoin Cailets upward 

to the Topsham Fair.) 
A Poem Delivered at the Alumni Meeting of the 
Portland Association, by Augustus F. JSsHstTow'^S 

Long yeai-s ago, before the din of conflict died 

Throughout this laud where civil war had marshaled 

its array, 
While minds of men were still intense with memo- 
ries of the strife 
That raged, when fratricidal hands assailed the 

nation's life, 
The fathers of the college, among the whispeiMng 

Determined that the future should be placed on 

safer lines: 
That should a crisis come again when, at the Nation's 

Like those whose honoi-ed names appear within 

Memorial Hall, 
Old Bowdoin's sons should rally in death or life 

to speed 
The welfare of their native land in times of greatest 

Their offering of devotion and patriotic will 
Should be with noble purpose and with military 


Then 'mid the quiet groves which erst had been 
Minerva's care 
(Save when some other goddesses had made their 
visits rare). 

Stern Mars appeared in many forms and took up 

his abode, 
And brazen-throated cannon frowned along the 

Harpswell road. 
In every student's room a Springfield rifle graced 

the wall, 
The glinting bayonets flashed back the sunlight in 

the hall. 
The West Point uniforms of gray, conspicuous 

through the town. 
Graced the fair forms of valiant lads who scorned 

the yaggers' fi-own. 
Cross-belts ad added lustre lent to the McLellan cap. 
And shining brass and saber hilt, chevron and 

shoulder strap. 
And in those days were heroes worthy of noble 

No men like them can now be found in these degen- 
erate times. 

First on the list appearing, and mighty space 

it fills, 
As Olympus crowns the landscape rising among 

the hills. 
We name the great Commander, of fame beyond 

the sky, 
A man not great of stature, but of spirit vast and 

The wise and doughty Major, a man of high degree. 
Who had fought with " the boys who fear no noise, 

the First Artillei'y." 
Next came the active adjutant, the graceful Chura- 

raie Hatch, 
Since for Hawaii's dusky queen a diplomatic match. 
Then Waterhouse, the valiant, who scored the 

only run 
When Bowdoin played the Boston Reds, that many 

fields had won, 
Undaunted led the company of the great name of A, 
While Snow, who took a Junior part, led on the 

next array. 
And Robinson, the stately, captained the band 

called C— 
From such a height descended now an Overseer 

to be— 
And Crocker, famed on sea and shore and in the 

dances mazy, 
Marched at the bead of squadron D, that always 

was a daisy. 
But why repeat the glorious names, why con the 

record o'er 
Which children's children can repeat and tell their 

fame galore 1 



In ancient Greece they measured time by the 

Olympic games, 
And ancient Rome recalled the years that bore her 

consul's names, 
And when the rays of autumn's sun fell slanting 

through the air, 
The Bowdoin students knew the time had come for 

Topshara's fair. ■ 
And in the days whereof we tell Mars iitly served 

their turn 
With invitation to the show and Faculty adjourn. 
And quickly as the fiery cross circled the Scottish 

The word went round among the boys, "Brace up 

for practice drills." 
The measured tread of marching feet across the 

campus brown 
Was heard as file and column wheeled and traveled 

up and down 
In double time and single time, as he was wont to do. 
In double rank and single rank the Major put them 

The infantry, like veterans, trained amid war's 

Perfection reached in marching and the manual 

of arms. 
The artillery division trained their mighty guns 

with ease, 
As the strong surge of ocean lifts a vessel on the seas. 

The trysting-day at length arrived to which all 

thoughts were turned. 
And Phosbus from a cloudless sky in autumn splen- 
dor burned. 
The warriors from their quarters assembled on the 

Old Winthrop sent her quota, as did Appleton and 

In uniforms resplendent with burnished arms and 

They stood in ranks extended— it was a winsome 

Meanwhile the guns were limbered up and ready 

for the start, 
To each attached four gallant steeds that erstwhile 

drew a cart. 
The rumbling of the caisons had stirred their mettle 

And reckless of their drivers' shouts they reared and 

pranced along. 
Adowu the ranks, impatient to pass the college gate 
And meet beyond the college bounds whatever 

should await, 

The gallant Major slowly rode upon a charger gray, 

To note the bearing of the men, each squadron to 

A man perhaps imperious, accustomed to command. 

But in every line a soldier, an accomplished gen- 

The brief inspection finished, the Major raised his 

And followed on the startled air a blast from Bruns- 
wick's band. 

One look adown the roadway, one glance along the 

One brief command of "forward," and every column 

To left, to right, beyond the hedge, the college 

They marched with step exultant, — the Anabasis 
was on. 

Adown the hill marched the cadets with proud 

and gallant tread, 
The martial strains of Brunswick's band rose from 

the column's head, 
And ne.xt behind, the heavy guns went rumbling 

Artillerists with folded arms erect on each caisson. 
Then came a space, and then erect upon the war- 
horse strong. 
Precise in step, in distance true, the Major rode 

The companies with rifles ranged at angles came 

Each officer with sword in hand in his appointed 

Surrounded by the color guard the flag displayed 

its folds, 
And higher still above the throng a mighty dust- 
cloud rolls. 
Along the street, on either side, the crowd filled 

every space, 
And ladies fair their presence lent the festive scene 

to grace. 
Down past the mall, and past the hall which then 

was Brunswick's boast, 
Past Jimmy Coffin's hostelry, where turkeys went 

to roast ; 
The famed hotel was left behind, where Tontine 

Lizzie reigned. 
And forward still the column pressed until the hill 

was gained. 
Where rising high upon the left in outline stood the 

Like Brunswick's outpost, standing guard to watch 

the Topsham hills. 



Aud soon they reached the covered bridge, the place 

of lovers' quest 
When the rich glow of summer's suu is dying in 

the west, 
And boys aud maids repeat, secure, the talk that 

never palls. 
Protected by the steady roar of Androscoggin's falls. 
But on that day fair Venus fled and Cupid stood 

As rudely through the trembling bridge the men 

and cannon passed. 

And now, save for the measured tap of drum, the 

band was still. 
As, struggling through the crooked streets, the 

column climbed the hill. 
Such hills as those would Oxford scorn and Som- 
erset contemn. 
But on that march all felt assured those hills would 

do for them. 
Onward the weary column crept, still to their pur- 
pose true, 
Till at an angle of the road the Pair Grounds came 

in view. 
A thrill ran through the dusty ranks, they caught 

the impulse keen, 
As when by the crusading knights Jerusalem was 

So too the mighty host of France when they saw 

Moscow's spires 
Believed they had already reached the goal of their 

No stately walls nor broadened moat enclosed the 

place about, 
But sturdy fence of pine or spruce kept all intruders 

No draw-bridge or portcullis gave admittance to the 

But when the stranger reached the gate, a quarter 

did the rest. 
"Wide open now were flung the gates, the marshal 

of the day 
"With aspect stern, amid his aids, made haste to 

clear the way. 
"With beating drums and trumpets' blare and martial 

music loud, 
The boys, with cannon in advance, marched through 

the staring crowd. 

Lives there a man so little read, of intellect 
so slow, 
That there is need to be described for him the 
Topsham show ? 

That one should pause till unto his dull mind should 

be brought back 
The recollection of the grounds and of the half- 
mile track. 
I would not hint that one could live and breathe 

this vital air. 
E'en in this weak, degenerate age, who never has 

been there. 
How vividly can each recall the grand stand and 

its flags. 
The track that circles round the verge, where speed 

the festive nags. 
The sheds and stalls wherein are seen the swine 

and cattle sleek. 
The horses and the guinea pigs and sheep with 

faces meek, 
The big tent with its wonders of mammoth squash 

and peas. 
Of patent churns and fancy work, of farming tools 

and cheese. 
The booths beyond, with marvels such as Adam 

never saw. 
The striped pig, the bearded girl, the dog with 

eagle's claw, 
The fakirs helping on their sales with tricks and 

The noisy games, where laughter drowns the music 

of the band, 
The stalls where gingerbread is sold aud colored 

The fortune-tellers and the men who ply the pea- 
nut trade. 
While boys aud girls in best attire push gaily 

through the throng. 
And country teams and turn-outs fine more slowly 

drift along. 

Forward the youthful warriors marched until a 

halt was made 
Upon a level space within reserved for the parade. 
The cannon four were ranged in line, the companies 

To wait in line on either side till the salute was fired. 
Each heavy gun was whirled about and with pre- 
cision nice, 
"With cartridge blank from its caisson was loaded 

in a trice. 
Then at the gesture of command belched flame and 

smoke and sound, 
That seemed to rend the firmament aud shake the 

solid ground. 
For just a moment all was still, and in a moment 




A mingled din of sounds arose like surf upon the 

The jockeys strove with hoarse commands to calm 

their frenzied steeds, 
While women shrieked and men hallooed and threat- 
ened dreadful deeds, 
And farther still the wails of swine and noise of 

beast and bird 
And curses loud from booth and tent and peddler's 

stand were heard. 
Quickly the marshal of the day appeared amid the 

With deferential hat in hand he sought the Major out, 
And like a messenger of woe, with trembling voice 

and pale 
And consternation in his face, proceeds to tell 

his tale : 
" There's not a horse upon these grounds can scarce 

be held in tow, 
The folks are frightened 'ruost to death and don't 

know where to go. 
There's more than forty women have fainted dead 

The Jersey bulls have broken loose, the calves have 

gone astray. 
The organ-grinder's monkey is screaming at the 

The fakir's cart has swung around and wrecked the 

pea-nut stand." 

"Please stand aside," the Major said, " We've no 

time for dispute, 
For we must Are another round andiinish the salute." 
Just then across the field there strode a man of 

stately grace, 
Determination in his mien and purpose in his face. 
Straight to the battery's front he came, and each 

one noticed that 
The cockade of authority was on his shining hat. 
He walked to the commander's side and said with- 
out delay : 
"I'm sheriff of the county, sir; my name, sir, is 

The racket of these cannon, sir, has frightened 

beast and men. 
The Lord knows what would happen should they 

go off again. 
You'd think to look about the place that hell had 

broken loose, 
And if another gun is fired, you'll go to the caboose." 
"Sir," said the Major promptly, "offensive though 

you seem, 
I, too, claim that in times of peace the law should 

be supreme. 

In conflict of authority my duty is to yield, 
Boys, limber up the cannon, remove them from 
the field." 

Again the open plain was cleared, and when the 

crowd was still 
The companies went forward for exhibition drill. 
Back and forth and up and down, across the weary 

They marched and wheeled and countermarched, 

and formed in line again. 
The evolutions of the drill, the bearing of the men, 
Restored the crowd to confidence and cheerfulness 

But some were still resentful, and e'en were heard 

to say, 
" If killing people was their trade, they'd well begun 

At last the drill was finished, in dress parade they 

Then wheeled in fours and started off upon the 

homeward road. 

If lengthy seemed the upward march, when eager 
for the fray, 

What shall be said of the retreat made in the 
closing day? 

They left behind the Major; the cannon too were left ; 

And of the music of the band they also were bereft. 

From words one heard in undertone It seemed some 
tried to pray, 

But the sacred words were uttered in a discon- 
nected way. 

If the recording angel, each time that Herrick swore, 

A tear dropped on the record, he had a mighty store. 

But the autumn sky resplendent bestoweditsbenizon, 

While the evening star, fair Venus, with pitying eye 
looked on. 

And as when the ten thousand cried " Thalatta," 
"'tis the sea," 

So were the twin towers greeted by that weary 

And good old mother Bowdoin, upon her pine- 
clad hill, 

Received her weary children home to vex and love 
her still ; 

Each one a vow recording that should again he go, 

'Twould be to see the Topsham Fair, and not to 
make the show. 

A petition is being circulated at the University 
of Michigan praying that the library be opened on 



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Words by George Edgar Carmiohael, '97. 

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2. Bowdoin boys, come gather, 
.ill -your voices raise, 
Make the wide world listen 
While we sing her praise. 
Let each one be thankful 
As we sing to-night 

That he too's enlisted 
'Neath the Bowdoin White. 

3. Early days at Bowdoin, 
Came from far and near 
Youth of all New England 
'Round this banner dear. 
Then in recreation 

Care was put to flight, 
Praising as we now do 
Dear old Bowdoin White. 

4. When our land was bleeding, 
Stars and stripes dismayed, 
Bowdoin's sons then gathered, 
Rallied to her aid. 

All went forth to battle 
'Neath her banners bright, 
Proudly midst the conflict 
Share the Bowdoin White. 

5. Now throughout this nation 
Bowdoin men to-day 
Work out their life's mission 
In a noble way. 

And when work is ended 
And they're lost to sight, 
Proudly o'er the graves droop 
Spotless Bowdoin White. 



A very enjoyable concert 
was given in Memorial Hall, 
Tuesday evening, February 2d, by the 
College Glee and Mandolin Clubs. 
These clubs, under the efficient man- 
agement of Alfred B. White, '98, have 
given concerts in various parts of the state during 
the present term. The Memorial Hall entertain- 
ment was one of the best that has ever been listened 
to in Brunswick, the playing of Messrs. Merrill and 
Potter being especially fine. The Glee Club's sing- 
ing was of a high order, the highest, in fact, that a 
Bowdoin club has ever attained to. The Mandolin 
Club was also an enjoyable feature, and the large 
audience went away highly pleased with the even- 
ing's performance. The following programme was 
rendered : 

March— El Capitan.— Sousa. Mandolin Club. 

'Tis Morn. — Adam Giebel. Glee Club. 

Violin Solo. Mr. Moulton. 

Serenade — Rococo. — Meyer-Helmund. Mandolin Club. 
Mandolin Quartette. 

Messrs. Merrill, Moulton, White, and Potter. 
"Wake Not, but Hear Me, Love.— Knapf. Glee Club. 

Espanita Waltzes. — Rosey. Mandolin Club. 

My Hame is where the Heather Blooms— From Rob 

Roy. — DeKoven. Glee Club. 

Mandolin Solo— Las Cueidas Majicas. — Pomeroi. 

Mr. Merrill. 
"Ye Catte." — Seymour Smith. Glee Club. 

Robin Hood, Selections. — Arranged by Garguilo. 

Mandolin Club. 
Bowdoin Beata. — Words by H. H. Pierce, '96. 

Glee and Mandolin Clubs. 

The Bugle will be out in two weeks. 

Are we to have an opera this year? 

Relay racing is the latest amusement in the gym. 

Quite a party of strangers visited the chapel the 
morning after the Psi Upsilon reception. 

There is a prospect of our having the Interschol- 
astic Meet in the spring. 

Fan Tan, the great Chinese game, is quite pop- 
ular in college just at present. 

C. C. Williamson, '98, attended the Boston 
Alumni Association meeting. He was in that city 
soliciting " ads" for the Bugle. 

H. L. Bagley, '94, has been in town spending a 
few days. 

The giving of the Bowdoin yell in court brought 
tears to the eyes of the undergraduates present. 

The next Orient will come out Longfellow's 
Birthday, the 27th of February. 

Many of the men who were absent teaching 
school, have returned. 

Many students went home on Thursday, staying 
over until Monday. 

The Orient Board is getting ready to wind up 
its business for the year. 

The font-ball manager has his schedule nearly 
made out. It is a "dandy," they say. 

What's the matter with those hydrants? We 
must have them fixed. Oh, if " Joe" was only back! 

The Snow-Slioe Club took advantage of the first 
and only snow to take a little cross-country run. 

The campus was overrun by the delegates of the 
Federation of Women's Clubs one day last week. 

Many students who are contemplating a career 
in the legislature have visited that body of late. 

" Adjourns " have been frequent of late ; Profes- 
sors Files, Houghton, and MacDonald having been 
under the weather. 

The Senior Class voted on Thursday to have 
their class pictures taken at G. B. Webber's. 

The second number of the Quill is out. Its col- 
umns are full of interesting matter and its typo- 
graphical appearance is up to the top notch. 

Arc electric lights were put into Memorial Hall 
for the * T hop. They did good service at the 

The excitement caused by the Faculty's action 
on Manager Baxter's schedule died out as quickly 
as it arose. 

Roy L. Marston, '99, has been at home suffering 
from indolitis. The papers report his condition 
much improved. 

Another dancing class has been formed that 
meets on Mondays. Very enjoyable times are 

The polo games at the Shipping City attract 
numbers from the college. Nearly every game is 
attended by a barge load of students. 

Twenty-five volumes of Dante's works were 
received at the library last week. These books 
came direct from Italy, and are to be used by the 
class in Italian. 



James P. Webber, 1900, furnished the music for 
the company that staged "The Fast Mail" at the 
Town Hall a few nights since. 

Professor Lee and Hon. C. J. Oilman of Bruns- 
wick were before the Legislature this weels relative 
to a topographical map for Maine. 

There is quite a lot of sickness in college just at 
present. It must be caused by the dormitories 
being situated in the middle of a big pond. 

The Medical School directory is now completed 
for the year, and gives one hundred and thirty-seven 
students, or the largest in the history of the insti- 

The Glee and Mandolin Clubs, assisted by the 
College Orchestra, furnish the music for the dedica- 
tion of Powers Hall at Pittsfield, Washington's 

The Mandolin Club gave its second dance of the 
winter in the Court Room, Saturday, the 6th. Quite 
a large crowd enjoyed the affair, chiefly because of