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THE 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Published Fortnightly by the Students of 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

ROY L. MAESTON, '99, . . . . ■ Editor-in-Chief. 

BYRON S. PHILOON, '99, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

FRANK L. BUTTON, '99, Business Manager. 

ROLAND E. CLARKE, 1901 Assistant Business Manager. 

DREW B. HALL, '99, . . . Personals. BYRON S. PHILOON, '99, . . College World. 

KENNETH CM. SILLS, 1901, 1 

HARRY C. McCARTY, 1900, } Collegii Tabula. 

ARTHUR L. GRIFFITHS, 1901, ) 

PERCY A. BABB, 1900, . . . Athletics. FREDERICK C. LEE, 1900 (resigned), Y. M. C. A. 
JAMES P. "WEBBER, 1900 (resigned), Bowdoia Verse. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

BRUNSWICK, MAINE. 

1898-99, 



Index to Volume XXVIII. 



EDITORIAL DEPARTMENTS. 

Editorial Notes R. L. Marston, Editor. 

1, 15, 29, 45, 65, 91, 103, 119, 135, 149, 163, 175, 191, 203, 215, 227, 241 

CoLLEGii Tabdla K. C. M. Sills, A. L. Griffitiis and H. C. McCarty, Editors. 

7, 17, 33, 69, 95, 106, 121, 138, 153, 167, 182, 195, 207, 217, 227, 238^ 247 

Athletics P. A. Babb, Editor. 

11, 21, 35, 60, 98, 110, 123, 141, 157, 169, 221, 236, 260 

College World B. S. Pliiloon, Editor. 

14, 89, 102, 117, 134, 148, 173, 190, 213, 226 

Y. M. C. A F. C. Lee, Editor. 

11, 23, 40, 99, 114, 130, 144, 169, 209 

Personals D. B. Hall, Editor. 

11, 24, 40, 62, 100, 115, 130, 146, 160, 171, 184, 198, 210, 222, 237, 252 

MISCELLANEO US. 

PAGE 

Address Class President W. B. Moulton 62 

Announcement Extraordinary 179 

Baccalaureate Sermon President Hyde 66 

Banquet Kennebec Alumni Association R. L. Marston 150 

Banquet Portland Alumni Association R. L. Marston 193 

Boston Alunmi Banquet R. L. Marston 205 

Bowdoin's Honor Roll R. L. Marston 193 

Class Day R- L. Marston 72 

Class Day Oration P. P. Baxter 72 

Class Day Poem J. W. Condon 74 

Class History W. P. McKown 77 

Class Ode T. L. Pierce 86 

Class Oration W. S. A. Kimball 88 

Class Prophecy T. L. Pierce 80 

Closing Address G. H. Sturges 84 

Commencement Day R. L. Marston 86 

Commencement, Ninety-Third R. L. Marston 66 

Communication H. L. Chapman 46 

Communication Professor Little 136 

Communication James E. Rhodes, 2d 246 

Delta Kappa Epsilon Convention C. Sturgis 166 

Four Cases of Thought Transmission J. P. Webber 93 

In Memoriam — George Samuel Bean 190 

In Memoriam — Clinton Stacy 202 

In Memoriam — George Blair Kenniston 189 

In Memoriam — George Samuel Bean 202 

In Memoriam — Walter Hamlin Holmes 172 

In Meraorram— Eugene Thomas Minott 173 

In Memoriam — Elias Dudley Freeman 178 

In Memoriam — Walter W. Poor 134 

In Memoriam — Edwin Albert Scribner 89 

In Memoriam — Rev. Lewis Goodrich 64 

In Memoriam — Charles Jarvis Chapman 64 

In Memoriam — Edwin A. Scribner 64 

In Memoriam — Leon L. Spinney 44 

In Memoriam — Thomas Stowell Crocker 28 

In Memoriam— William Packard Tucker 28 

In Memoriam — Frank William Davis 254 

Ivy Day, '99 R. L. Marston 47 



Ivy Day Oration F. L. Dutton 47 

Ivy Day Poem H. F. Dana 50 

Junior Prize Declamation 71 

Kappa Sigma Conclave F. B. Churchill 178 

Lecture on Robert Burns 246 

Medical School Graduation R. L. Marston 88 

Mission of the War, The ; '68 Prize Oration T. L. Marble 4 

Opening Address A. R. Hunt 76 

Phi Beta Kappa 86 

Psi Upsilon Convention H. R. Ives SI 

Response of Students W. B. Adams 54 

Response of Chinner R. L. Marston , ... 55 

Response of Warbler H. W. Lancey 56 

Response of Energetic Man L. D. Jennings 57 

Response of Popular Man R. M. Greenlaw 69 

Theta Delta Chi Banquet C.C.Williamson 4 

Theta Delta Chi Convention C. A. Woodbury . 179 

Washington Alumni Dinner R. L. Marston 231 

Zeta Psi Convention A. M. Rollins 177 

VERSE. 

Alumni Dinner Songs. February, 1895 152 

Brunswick and Topsham Falls H. T. Graham 152 

Class Day Ode T. L. Fierce 85 

Class Day Poem J. W. Condon 74 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Edward S. Osgood. . 194 

Ivy Poem H.F.Dana 50 

Lake Erie F. C. Lee 32 

Lochinvar up to Date J. W. Condon 7 

Lover at the Grave of His Betrothed L. L. Hill 17 

Manila F. C. Lee 166 

Naughty-Two B. M. Clough 152 

Our Country G. L. Lewis 105 

Poem Regarding the Daughters Gen. John Bradbury Cotton, 1865 231 

Scissors-Grinder's Song J. P. Webber 17 

That's Why J.W.Condon 17 

To a Prism J.P.Webber 7 

To J. W. B Professor H. L. Cliapman 180 

To Lais L. P. Libby 17 

To My Lassie L. P. Libby 17 

Ye Students J. W. Condon 32 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXVIII. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 20, 1898. 



No. 1. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Roy L. Marston, '99, Editor-in-Chief. 

Byron S. Philoon, '99, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

Frank L. Dutton, '99, Business Manager. 

Joseph W. Whitney, 1900, Assistant Business Manager. 

Drew B. Hall, '99. James P. Webber, 1900. 

Percy A. Babb, 1900. Frederick C. Lee, 1900. 

Arthur L. Gritfiths, 1900. Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1900. 



Per annum, in advance, $2.00. 

Single Copies 15 Cents. 

Extra copies can be obtained at the boolistores or on applica- 
tion to tlie rtusiness Manager. 

liemittances should be made to the Business Manager. Com- 
Muiiiications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he wishes to have appended. 

rersonal ami news items may be mailed to Box 1071, Bruns- 
wick, Mc, or dropped in the Orient box in the College Library. 

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



Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXVIII., No. 1.— April 20, 1898. 

Editorial Notes 1 

The Delta Chi Banquet 4 

The Mission of War ('Si.Yty-Eight Prize Oration) . . 4 

Debating Society 6 

BowDoiN Verse : 

To a Prism 7 

Lochiuvar Up to Date 7 

CoLLEGii Tabula 7 

Athletics 11 

Y. M. C. A 11 

Personal 11 

College World 14 




The Orient enters upon its twenty- 
eighth volume this number. It has reached 
that age which in man's life should be the 
age of discretion. Its past life, however, 
has ever been discreet and conservative. It 
has never aimed to create sensation, much 
less revolution. Its editors have never been 
expelled nor suspended from college nor 
even formally reprimanded for anything 
which has appeared in its columns. It has 
never had an}' pretensions to any particular 
excellence. Its aim has always been to give 
as much of the literary and social life of the 
college as could be gleaned with the resources 
at hand. It has always been loyal to Bow- 
doin first and critical afterwards. Bowdoin's 
good and Bowdoin's glory have been stamped 
upon every volume of its life. 

Its editors, from the year of its birth in 
1871, are highly representative Bowdoin men. 
The list is a very honorable and creditable 
one — of men who are now filling positions 
of trust and responsibility throughout this 
broad land. It is pleasant to note that a 
large number of them adopted journalism as 
their career. Nearly every newspaper in 
this state contains upon its editorial staff 
old Orient men. The Orient is proud 
of its representative upon the Supreme 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Bench of Maine, of the successful critic, 
author, and teacher upon the Faculty of the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and 
the many men who are now at the head of 
important publications in this country. In 
very many cases the Orient was the pre- 
paratory school of these now successful and 
influential journalists. 

The educational factor of the college 
publication should urge more men to com- 
pete for positions upon the editorial boards. 
No student who expects to follow a profes- 
sional career can afford to say that he has 
not the time requisite for such duties as the 
Orient involves; for there are few courses 
in the college curriculum more beneficial 
directly and indirectly than the work which 
falls upon the shoulders of the Orient 
editors. A certain amount of such work is 
necessary for a liberal education. 



TTTHE board which begins its duties this 
■*■ week realizes the task which is before it 
if it makes a volume on a par with the last 
volume, which seemed a success from every 
standpoint. Conditions have changed more 
or less these last three years. Tlie Orient 
is no longer the only suppliant for interest in 
the field of Bowdoin journalism. A literary 
magazine has taken up its abode here, and it 
has its own requirements for endurance. It 
has nobly weathered the storm of its birth- 
year and is now in a propitious way to reach 
its port. The Orient joyfully welcomed the 
Quill and will stand by it through thick and 
thin. Each has its sphere more or less 
definitely outlined. This year the Orient 
purposes to adhere more strongly to its 
particular sphere. Its editors will aim to 
make it a chronicle and mirror of the Bow- 
doin year, as nearly complete and accurate 
as circumstances will allow. They will try 
to make a volume which will contain the 
happenings, events, and general progress of 
the college and alumni, together with a gen- 



erous spattering of verse and literary matter. 
In bi'ief, the editorial notes, collegii tabula, 
alumni personals, and athletic news will be 
enlarged at the expense of the literary 
matter. The collegii tabula and alumni 
personals will be increased in particular. A 
box has been placed in the library into which 
the college is asked to drop any items of 
interest for publication. 



TTTHE Orient echoes the voice of the col- 
■^ lege when it commends and congratu- 
lates Mr. Simpson for the work which he is 
doing to improve the condition of the walks 
and lawns of the campus. Especially com- 
mendable is the removal of the long-dead 
hedge between Winthrop and Maine and the 
grading of the interval between the halls. 
The Bowdoin campus is one of the most 
beautiful in this country, and everything 
consistent which can be done to increase the 
natural beauty is seconded and applauded by 
every Bowdoin man. 



TITHE '68 Prize Speaking took place on 
-^ Thursday evening, March 31st, in Memo- 
rial Hall. The Orient takes pleasure in 
publishing in this number the full text of 
the prize oration, " The Mission of War." 
The spirit of the hour was very manifest in 
the orations, three of which were distinctly 
belligerent. The speaking this year was 
uniformly excellent. The orations were 
carefully and well prepared and eloquently 
delivered. As usual, the excellence of deliv- 
ery as well as composition was considered in 
awarding the prizes. 



BOWDOIN is now on the verge of what 
looks to be a great athletic season. 
Base-ball, which is always an unknown 
quantity at Bowdoin, looks favorable from 
the surface this season. Prophecy upon a 
Bowdoin base-ball season is always the rank- 



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est sort of recklessness. Teams that have 
promised wonders have more often than not 
failed utterly. This year, everything seems 
to be pointed toward success. There are 
plenty of good candidates and lots of enthu- 
siasm. The college and team have entire 
confidence in the captain, who has shown 
himself to be worthy of it since the first daj^ 
he donned a base-ball suit for Bowdoin. 

The manager is now soliciting subscrip- 
tions for the association. Let every one 
remember that the success of the team 
depends very much upon whether or not the 
manager has funds to secure all the neces- 
saries and comforts for the men. The Obibnt 
wishes that the manager did not have to 
solicit, but that the students would realize 
the situation and subscribe freely and with- 
out urging. There are a few fellows in 
college who are amply able to subscribe 
liberally, who in reality subscribe amounts 
which should make them blush when they 
consider their expenditures for personal 
pleasures; and, strange to relate, these same 
fellows are always the first to throw mud at 
the teams if unsuccessful. Let everj' one 
realize that he can be of great service to the 
team and college by simply subscribing what 
his means will permit. 

Bowdoin is known out of the state more 
in track and field athletics than ■duj other 
branch. The prospects this year are even 
more promising than last. There were several 
green men taken to Worcester last year who 
showed evidences of good results this year, 
and there are some very good men in the 
Freshman Class who ought to be heard from. 
The men who won points last year will 
probably win more points this 3'ear. 

There is considerable interest shown in 
tennis this spring. The champions of last 
season are all training hard for this season's 
tournament. There are more men playing 
than ever before, and competition for places 



on the college team will make a stronger 
aggregation. 



TIFHE April Quill was a welcome guest at 
^ the opening of the term. The number 
opened with a breezy sketch of New Mexico 
environments by an alumnus who is sojourn- 
ing in the land of burros and adobe. A good 
short story of a turkey supper of long ago 
was the next in the contents. There was 
lots of local color and snap to the story, with 
a superabundance of plot. The best thing 
in the number, however, was the poem, "The 
Saxon Brother," which is certainly one of 
the best bits of verse which the Quill has 
published. It was an Anglo-American theme, 
with lots of the qualities that mark the 
delicate line betwixt verse and poetry. The 
next article was an exposition of the prizes 
which the Quill has offered for excellence in 
verse and prose. The prizes are very gen- 
erous, and the Orient congratulates the 
Quill. It is a loj'al and liberal spirit which 
prompts our neighbor to invoke the literary 
interest of the college in such liberal terms. 
There was a goodly number of silhouettes, 
the best one of which was regarding student- 
professor associations. It urged a more 
friendly and familiar relation between the 
student and the teacher. The " Gray Goose 
Ti'acks" were gloriously racy. The redoubt- 
able baron told a story, and Aristo[)lianes 
read a poem which was more unique than 
meritorious. The OiilENT thinks that the 
last meeting of that mysterious Gander Club 
must have been a very funny one.. Ye Post- 
man hopped lightl}' from one exchange to 
another, and selected some very good vei'se 
from the same. The departments were 
larger and better in this last number than 
usual. 



Miss Heleu Gould has donated $20,000 to Rut- 
gers College, to be applied to a permanent endow- 
ment fund called the "Gould Memorial Fund." 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Theta Delta Chi Banquet. 

TIfHE Fifteenth Annual Banquet and 
^ Reunion of the New England. Associa- 
tion of the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity was 
held at Young's Hotel, Boston, Friday even- 
ing, .April 8th. William F. Garcelon, Har- 
vard, '92, occupied the toast-master's chair, 
and the oration was delivered by Thomas 
Whittemore, Tufts, '94. Charles Joseph 
Adams, Amherst, '96, delivered a very inter- 
esting poem. The various toasts formed the 
most pleasant feature of the evening. 
George H. Huntington, Williams College, 
1900, responded in a very fitting manner to 
"The Evolution of the Neophyte." The 
toast, " Our Graduates," was responded to in 
a most witty manner by Dr. George L. Taft 
of Cambridge. Frederic Carter of New 
York, gave a most striking toast on the 
"Urban Theta Delt," and C. C. Williamson, 
Bowdoin, '98, responded to the toast, "The 
Theta Delt From the Farm." " Theta Delt 
Brain and Brawn in College Athletics," was 
responded to by Charles Duncan of Dart- 
mouth, while the toast, "Our Wicked Broth- 
ers," was handled in a pleasing manner by 
Julian H, Chase, Brown, '99. During the 
evening, E. M. Waterhouse of Harvard, gave 
some exceptionally fine vocal solos. All of 
the New England charges of the fraternity 
were represented at the banquet. The Eta 
charge was represented by Robert Newbegin, 
'96, A. A. French, John H. Morse, and 
Thomas C. Keohan, '97, E. E. Spear and C. 
C. Williamson, '98. 



1 he Mission of War. 

'SIXTY-BIGHT PRIZE ORATION. 
By Thomas Littlemeld Marble. 

NEARLY fifteen centuries ago a band of 
fierce, piratical sea rovers embarked on 
the wildly raging ocean and laughed at the 
lowering frown of the tempest. To them 
the deep was in very truth a cradle, and the 



harsh roar of the breakers was the gentlest 
lullaby their restless lives had ever known. 
Theii' sole vocation was the pursuit of adven- 
ture; their supreme deity was the god of 
war. 

Tossed about on the bosom of the sea, 
these pirates reached at last the rugged 
shores of Britain, and from out the centurj'' 
of bitter conflict which followed they came 
victorious. Such was the Saxon conquest, 
and such were the progenitors of the English 
race. The wars of the Heptarchy, the Danish 
invasion, and the Norman conquest modified 
in no small degree the racial character, yet 
the Teutonic inheritance remained predomi- 
nant, and the language and institutions of 
the Anglo-Saxons survived. It was this 
heritage of warlike qualities which made Eng- 
land mistress of the world ; it was this same 
dominant spirit which colonized the western 
continent and raised our own nation to the 
lofty position she now so proudly holds. 

In the contemplation of our present pros- 
perity we are prone to forget that very grave 
dangers threaten a time of peace, and to 
regard war as the synonym of all that is 
evil and barbaric. Mr. Theodore Roosevelt 
declares that it may be true, inasmuch as a 
price must always be paid for everything, 
that we pay for peace the price of a certain 
softening of national and civic fiber, which, 
if carried too far, would be very serious 
indeed. "The battles of this generation," 
says Bryce, " are fought at the polling-booths, 
though sometimes won in the rooms where 
the votes are counted by partisan officials. 
That heads are counted instead of being 
broken is no doubt an improvement. But 
these struggles do not always stir the blood 
of the people as those of the old time did: 
they seem to evoke less patriotic interest in 
the state, less public spirit for securing her 
good government." 

Is this modern method of warfare, with 
its lessening of public interest and spirit, so 



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clearly an improvement? A period of peace 
has evolved a system of bossism and the 
political machine. The dormant powers of 
Washington and Lincoln were wakened by 
the turbulence of war. 

Nor is political corruption the only danger 
which confronts a peaceful age. Economic 
evils, though less easily detected, are even 
more potent. It is not inconceivable that in 
times of "capital-accumulating peace " com- 
petition may grow so intense and the price 
of labor fall so low as to bring about many 
of the worst calamities and few of the bene- 
fits of a period of war. When love of country 
is subordinated to selfish interests the welfare 
of the state is a matter of grave concern. 
Patriotism is essential to prosperity, but 
without an incentive to patriotism the very 
existence of strong national love is seiiously 
endangered. War is the test of national 
love. It is the mission of war to arouse and 
to foster that active lo3-alty which sustains 
at any sacrifice the honor and glory of the 
nation. 

But it has been declared that the trend 
of social evolution is toward the develop- 
ment of that nobler patriotism embodied in 
Goethe's refusal to write songs to incite 
Germany against France, when he said: "No 
one loves the Germans more than I do ; but 
then, I do not hate the French." This wider 
patriotism, which is not confined within the 
narrow limits of country or race, finds its 
complete expression in the love of humanity. 
Blinded b}' the alluring aspect of such a 
reign of brotherly love, we are ajit to forget 
that society, as at present constituted, is 
infinitely removed from the realization of 
this all-embracing patriotism; we are dis- 
posed to forget also that the obstacles which 
philanthropy opposes to progress are worthy 
of serious consideration, since any system 
which involves the nursing of the weak at 
the expense of the strong so effectually 



checks the work of natural selection that 
the dangers of physical degeneration are 
imminent. 

The qualities which war inculcates in the 
individual are the qualities which character- 
ize a progressive race, and it is the recogni- 
tion of this fact which prompts Mr. Roosevelt 
to emphasize the importance of those voca- 
tions which require risk and responsibility. 
England, the great example of a strong, 
progressive nation, has led a life of ceaseless 
warfare. Victory and defeat alike have 
served but to arouse a more ardent love of 
country, till, like Antaeus of old, she rises 
with renewed strength from every fall. 

An intense realization of the truth that 
"out of heroism grows faith in the worth of 
heroism " leads Judge Holmes to declare that 
the breaking of a neck in the more violent 
of our modern athletic contests should be 
regarded not as a waste but as a price well 
paid for the breeding of a race fit for head- 
sliip and command. "Who is there," he 
asks, "who would not like to be tiiought a 
gentleman ? Yet what has that name been 
built on but the soldier's choice of honor 
rather than life? To be a soldier or descended 
from soldiers, in time of peace to be ready 
to give one's life rather than to suffer dis- 
grace, — that is what the word has meant; 
and if we try to claim it at less cost than a 
splendid carelessness for life, we are trying 
to steal the good-will without the responsi- 
bilities of the place The faith is 

true and adorable which leads a soldier to 
throw away his life in obedience to a blindly 
accepted duty, in a cause which he little 
understands, in a plan of campaign of which 
he has no notion, under tactics of which he 
does not see the use." But Judge Holmes 
asserts that "war, when you are at it, is hor- 
rible and dull. It is only when time has 
passed that you see that its message was 
divine." Such assertions are indeed radical. 



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yet to denounce them as the rankest kind of 
sentimental jingoism is very far from refuting 
their essential truth. 

Toward the close of the last century a 
little band of American colonists met on 
Lexington Green, and there defied the for- 
midable power of Great Britain. The far- 
famed "shot heard round the world" roused 
to life an undying love of liberty, and thir- 
teen colonies rose with one accord to crush 
the giant of oppression. War was the test 
of their loyalty to freedom's cause, and with 
unswerving purpose they fought through the 
bloody years which followed, till victory 
crowned their noble strife. No longer the 
weak subjects of a powerful nation, they 
came forth from the desolation of war a free 
and mighty people. 

Years passed. Again came the test of 
loyalty, and again the pride of Great Britain 
was humbled by American arms. A period 
of peace ensued, but irresistible forces were 
at work, and soon the insatiable monarch 
Progress once more demanded the sacrifice 
of war. Loyal to the precepts of the past, 
the South fought for the sovereignty of the 
state and for the maintenance of human 
slavery. True to the ideals of progress, the 
North fought for the preservation of national 
unity and for the freedom of the slave. It 
was a fierce and bitter struggle, yet a firmly 
united nation arose from the chaos dissen- 
sion had wrought to enter upon a life of 
unparalleled prosperity. 

In view of such events, who dares affirm 
that without the vicissitudes of war America 
could have become the strong and vigorous 
nation she is to-day ? War fosters patriotism, 
and it develops and sustains those heroic 
virtues so essential to progress. Shall we 
then declare its mission ignoble ? The grand- 
est characters of our national history have 
been fashioned in times of strife. Shall we 
say that military fame deludes ? No. War 
is not inherently bad, nor is military renown 



a "false but dazzling glitter." War, to be 
sure, is not without its darker side. Neither 
is peace free from alarming dangers. It is 
unjust, however, to glorify an institution in 
which lurk the dangers of political corruption 
and the gratification of self. It is equally 
unjust to condemn an institution which 
demands those sterling qualities of "energy, 
daring, hardihood, discipline, power of com- 
mand, power of obedience, and marked bodily 
prowess." The prime virtues of the soldier 
we should hold ever in the highest esteem, 
and far from deprecating the warlike qualities 
of our Saxon ancestors, we should cherish 
our heritage of their soldierly virtues as a 
priceless gift. 



©eba^irpg (§o0ie|;g. 

TPHE arrangements for the Sophomore- 
-^ Fieshman debate, to be held under the 
auspices of the society, are now practically 
completed. 

The question, as already announced, will 
be : " Resolved — That there should be a large 
and immediate increase in the sea-going navy 
of the United States." There are to be three 
disputants on a side, each to speak for ten 
minutes, after which one from each side will 
be allowed ten minutes for rebuttal. 

The absence of Mr. Burnell has necessi- 
tated a change in the Sophomore disputants 
previouslj^ announced, and his place will be 
taken by Mr. West. This leaves the disput- 
ants: Messrs. Ward, West, and Willey, 1900, 
on the affirmative, and Messrs. Griffiths, 
Lewis, and Sills, 1901, on the negative. 

The debate is to be held in Upper Memo- 
rial Hall, on Tuesday evening, April 26th, 
thus taking the place of the first regular meet- 
ing of the society for the present term. The 
debate will be open to the public, and music 
will be furnished hy the College Orchestra. 
The judges will be announced later. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Sowdoir^ ^ep§e. 

To a Prism. 

Prism, thou art witch or fairy, 
Who canst take a sunbeam airy 

And untwist each strand, 
Hanging in my chamber window, 
Throwing on my wall the rainbow. 

Wondrous gorgeous band. 

On my desk are scalpels slender. 
Lancets bright with edges tender 

Gleam by ones and twos, 
Yet I can't for love or money 
Cut one beam so warm and sunny 

Into seven hues. 

—J. P. W., J900. 



Lochinvar Up to Date. 

Oh, young Lochinvar is come out of the west ! 
Through all the wide border his wheel was the best; 
And, save his good tire-pump, he weapons had none; 
He rode on a tandem, and rode all alone. 
So faithful in love, in a race such a star, 
There never was cyclist like young Lochinvar. 

He stayed not for break, and he stopped not for 

stone ; 
He traversed the mountains, where road there was 

none; 
But ere he alighted at Netherby gate 
The bride had consented — the gallant came late; 
For a lantern-jawed moke, who was tending a bar. 
Was to wed the fair Ellen of young Lochinvar. 

So boldly he entered the Netherby hall, 

Among bridesmaids and groomsmen and brothers 

and all. 
Then spoke the bride's father, his hand ou his hip 
(For the frightened bar-tender gave none of his lip), 
" Oh, come ye in peace here, or come ye in war, 
Or to dance at our bridal, young Lord Lochinvar ? " 

',' I long wooed your daughter, — my suit you denied ; 
Love comes and departs, like a pain in the side; 
And now I am come with this lost love of mine 
To lead but one measure, drink one cup of wine. 
No son-of-a-gun that is tending a bar 
Can deny me that pleasure," said young Lochinvar. 

The bride kissed the goblet, the knight took it up; 
While the poor bridegroom mattered, "the impu- 
dent pup ! " 



She looked down to blu.sh, and she looked up to sigh, 
While the bridegroom stood near them with blood 

in his eye. 
He took her soft hand from the boss of the bar— 
"Now dance we the two-step!" said young Loch- 
invar. 

So stately his form, and so lovely her face, 

They couldn't be matched in the whole blooming 

place ; 
While her mother did sputter, her father did swear. 
And the bridegroom looked crosser than any old 

bear : 
And the bridesmaidens whispered, " There'll soon 

be a jar 
Between the bar-tender and young Lochinvar." 

One touch to her hand, and one word in her ear, 
When they reached the hall door, and the tandem 

stood near ; 
Upon the front saddle the lady he swung. 
And quick to the pedals behind her he sprung! 
" She is won ! We are gone ! If they follow us far 
They must ride on chain-lightning!" quoth young 

Lochinvar. 

There was oiling and pumping by Netherby clan. 
From old Netherby's barn-yard they rode and 

they ran. 
There was racing and chasing from Blueberry Patch, 
But the lost bride of Netherby ne'er did they catch. 
The lantern-jawed moke is still runuing his bar. 
And swears he'll get even with young Lochinvar. 
—J. W. C, '98. 




The College Library has 
received a presentation set of 
the printed record of the proceedings 
of the Behring Sea Claims Commission. 
Only twenty of these sets have been 
bound for distribution; but as Hon. 
William L. Putnam, the commissioner on the part 
of the United States, is a graduate of Bowdoin, it 
seemed appropriate that one of these sets should 
be presented to this college. 

Stetson, '97, was on the campus recently. 



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There's water iu the air. 

May parties are in order. 

Still it is war ! war ! war ! 

Miss Lane is out on vacation. 

Professor Woodruff has been ill. 

Fred H. Cowan, 1901, is out teaching. 

Bodge, '97, is coaching the ball team. 

Kappa spent his vacation iu Portland. 

Wheels, wheels, and still more wheels ! 

Welch, '98, has brought back a new dog. 

Preble, '98, spent the vacation in Boston. 

The '99 Bugle will be out in three weeks. 

Leavitt, '99, is out teaching in East Wilton. 

The Dekes had a supper at Jake's recently. 

The Athletic Field is now in good condition. 

Spring is here and the robins are singing again ! 

Sturgis, '99, returned from New York last week. 

The general call for track-men has been made. 

Veazie, '99, was in Boston during the vacation. 

S. P. Harris, 1900, spent the vacation in Maiden, 
Mass. 

Garcelon has been engaged to coach the track 
team. 

Briggs, '99, did not return to college until Sat- 
urday. 

Burnell, 1900, is principal of the Oxford High 
School. 

Arthur Hyde, Harvard, '96, was on the campus 
recently. 

Quite a number of men spent the vacation in 
the ends. 

Professor Mitchell visited relatives in Freepor;; 
recently. 

Tufts Glee Club has been giving concerts about 
the state. 

Dana, '99, is contemplating leaving college for 
his health. 

President Hyde spent a portion of the recess in 
Cambridge. 

The Freshmen are reading Daudet's "La Belle 
Nivernaise." 

The hurdy-gurdies and hand-organs are again 
in evidence. 

Berry, 1901, was in Washington, D. C, over the 
Easter recess. 

The Freshmen are hard at work on the various 
tennis courts. 



The Senior and Sophomore squads celebrated 
after the meet. 

The " Deutscher Verein" meets at Professor 
Piles', this week. 

Stackpole, Bates, 1900, has entered the Sopho- 
more Class here. 

The Freshmen are serving an apprenticeship on 
the tennis courts. 

Percival, ex-1901, now at Colby, expects to 
return in the fall. 

Hagar, '97, and Brett, '97, were visiting friends 
iu college recently. 

The base-ball men came back for practice on 
Thursday, the 7th. 

The Glee and Maudolin Clubs gave a concert at 
Hallowell on the 14th. 

Seven Bowdoin men acted as officials at the 
Bath-Brunswick meet. 

Special daily services were held in the college 
church during vacation. 

Hunt, '98, is teaching English and French in the 
Brunswick High School. 

Professor Chapman has been visiting sons in 
Boston during vacation. 

Home, '91, who has settled in Bartlett, N. H , 
has been on-the campus. 

Mr. Payson Aldeu of Hopkinson School has been 
visiting friends in college. 

Dr. Gerrish of the Medical School has brought 
out a treatise on Anatomy. 

The " hullos " were missed by the few who 
remained over during recess. 

Professors Woodruff and Houghton gave the 
Freshmen adjourns this week. 

Moulton, '99, and Kelley, '99, attended a house 
party in Auburn last week. 

The Politics Club met on Monday, the 18th. A 
paper was read by D. R. Pennell. 

The two nines played against each other for the 
first time on Wednesday, the J 3th. 

There were several adjourns the first week,, 
owing to the absence of professors. 

The campus has been lately much enlivened by 
the troops of little girls on bicycles. 

The Kappa Sigma's have changed their board- 
ing place to Mrs. Hill's, Noble Street. 

Kelley, '99, and Moulton, '99, wore in attendance 
upon the reception and ball of the Calumet Club, 
iu Lewiston, last week. 



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0. D. Smith, '98, spent the vacation in Boston 
and Bangor. 

The Ivy Day committee are closing a bargain 
with the Germanica Band for Ivy Day. 

Sinkinson, '99, will be on the Portland Evening 
Courier during the spring and summer. 

" Uncle Tom's Cabin " again appeared in Town 
Hall. Poor, long-suffering Brunswick ! 

Several Bowdoin students attended the party 
given by Miss Helen Armstrong of Lewiston. 

North Winthrop is starting a stock farm. A 
number of fellows are changing their courses. 

The "genial Mike" is entertaining his friends 
royally. His loyalty to Bowdoin never wavers. 

The number of books taken from the Library in 
March was 927. In the first half of April, 274 were 
out. 

Our friends in Maine State College have patri- 
otically offered their services to the state in case of 
war. 

Mr. Leroy Crabbetree of the Maine Central Insti- 
tute has been the guest of Briggs, '99, for several 
days. 

Archer P. Cram, '99, who has been on the " Fish 
Hawk" during the winter, is expected to return 
soon. 

Bodge, '97, was on the campus for a few days 
a short while ago, and assisted in the base-ball 
coaching 

A small party of students witnessed " Under the 
Red Robe," at the Jefferson, in Portland, on Mon- 
day night. 

West has been chosen by the Sophomore Class 
to till the place in the debate caused by the absence 
of Burnell. 

The Sophomore and Freshman debaters are hard 
at work on the debate which is to come off within 
a fortnight. 

The Medical School is furnishing good material 
for the base-ball team. In Bryant and Jonah it is 
well represented. 

Pettengill, '98, is now principal of the Milbridge 
High School, and C. C. Smith, '98, is also teaching 
in the same place. 

The Mandolin Quartette played in the Congre- 
gational Church, Auburn, during vacation, and 
received much praise. 

Farwell, 1900, is improving rapidly. He is 
walking about the house now and expects soon to 
be able to go out doors. 



Thirty-four Bath business men and firms con- 
tributed prizes to the meet between the Brunswick 
and Bath High Schools. 

There was a Bowdoin theatre party at the Jef- 
ferson last Friday night, to see Denman Thompson 
in "The Old Homestead." 

Some of the enthusiasts are already getting to 
work on the tenuis courts, and soon the balls will 
be spinning over the nets. 

Mr. Simpson has been instituting appreciated 
improvements about the campus, and the old hedge 
at South Winthrop has gone. 

" Uncle Tom's Cabin " at Brunswick, the " Isle of 
Champagne" at Portland, and " Pudd'nhead Wilson " 
at Bath, are local attractions. 

The medals won by our athletes at the last 
meet of the Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Associa- 
tion have recently been disti'ibuted. 

Professor Woodruff has announced his intention 
of forming a teacher's class in Greek for the mem- 
bers of the Senior and Junior classes. 

The Freshman-Sophomore debate has been 
postponed until Tuesday evening, April 26th, 
owing to the absence of Burnell, 1900. 

The Charity Hop in Bath, given by Mrs. Davis 
Hatch, Mrs. John A. Morse, and Mrs. Charles A. 
Blair, was attended by several Bowdoin men. 

Condon, '98, has secured a situation, which he 
will assume after graduation, on the Portland 
Evening Courier, the new Portland daily. 

Every one is interested in the base-ball practice, 
and these warm days the practice is watched with 
much interest by a large crowd of the students. 

Every one should try for the Quill prizes. If 
sufficient encouragement is shown in this competi- 
tion, another similar one will be held in the fall. 

The track athletes, with their abbreviated cos- 
tumes, are again in evidence, and Captain Kendall 
will soon have all the candidates doing their best. 

Thompson, '99, has taken the agency for Cotrell 
& Leonard, makers of caps, gowns, and commence- 
ment paraphernalia. Office in No. 22, Winthrop Hall. 

Among the funny sights recently seen about the 
college grounds was that of a learned and staid 
professor playing marbles with some little street 
boys. 

The books added to the Library within the last 
week include Bodley's " France," " Life and Let- 
ters of Benjamin Jowett," and Spear's " History of 
Our Navy." 



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Spear, '98, is at his liome at Washington, D. C., 
this weeli. While in the city he will take the civil 
service examination for a position in the United 
States Patent Office. 

Mr. John LaFarge has completed the painting, 
"Athens," which is to fill the fourth tympanum in 
the Art Gallery. It is now on exhibition at the 
American Society of Artists, in New York. 

Bob Evans has a very good chance of securing 
the bicycle in Bodwell's window. He has a large 
number of votes and is securing them from nearly 
all the college men. Everybody save his tickets for 
Bob. 

An unusually large number of fellows spent 
their recess in New York. All came back madly 
in love with the petite heroine of "The Little Min- 
ister." Miss Adams' photograph holds the place of 
honor on several mantels. 

Spring brings with it improvements on the col- 
lege grounds. Workmen have been busily engaged 
the past week or so about the campus in removing 
hedges and clearing up generally. A new path has 
been laid on the east side of Memorial. 

Drake, '98; Webber, 1900; Cobb, 1900; Gould, 
1900, and Gregson, 1901, attended a dancing party 
given by Mrs. Thomas W. Hyde, for her daughter, 
Miss Eleanor Hyde, at QoTiTlon Hall in Bath, last 
Wednesday evening. Prof. Emery was also present. 

A circular has been sent out announcing that in 
1898 only the preliminary examinations in Greek 
and Latin will conform to the new requirements for 
admission as stated in the catalogue. In. 1899 
all the examinations will be based upon the new 
requirements for admission. 

The question as to Bowdoin's control of the 
Maine Interscholastio Athletic Association has not 
as yet been definitely settled. The final vote will 
be taken by written vote on the thirtieth of April. 
The management of our association should take 
energetic steps to bring the young athletes under 
Bowdoin's direction. 

The Seniors received, together with their term 
bills, the list of men whose rank enables them to 
write Commencementparts. There are twenty-eight 
this year, as follows : Alexander, North Harps- 
well ; Baxter, Portland; Bisbee, Eumford Falls; 
Condon, Berlin, N. H.; Dana, Portland; Eaton, 
Jay; Gardner, Patten; Hamlin, Brunswick ; Howard, 
Farmington; Hunt, Lewiston ; Hutohings, Brewer; 
Ives, Portland ; Kendall, Biddeford ; Knight, Gar- 
diner ; Lawrence, Portland ; McKown, Boothbay 



Harbor; Marble, Gorham, N. H. ; Minott, Phipps- 
burg; Morson, Freedom ; Odiorne, Richmond ; Pet- 
tengill, Augusta; Preble, Litchfield; Spear, Wash- 
ington, D. C. ; Swan, Westbrook ; Welch, Temple ; 
White, Lewiston; Young, Brunswick. 

The '68 Prize Speaking was held in Memorial 
Hall, March 31st. Owing to the inclement weather 
the audience was not as large as usual. The judges 
were General Chamberlain, '52; Barrett Potter, 
'78, and C. A. Perry, '76. The speaking was excel- 
lent, and the prize was awarded to Marble. The 
programme was as follows: 

MUSIC. 

1. Our Foreign Policy. Frank H. Swan. 

2. Tlie Duty of the Church toward Social 

Problems. Robert R. Morson . 

3. Danton in the French Revolution. 

Percival P. Baxter. 

MUSIC. 

4. The Tyranny of Public Opinion. John W. Condon. 

5. The Regime of the Novel. William W. Lawrence. 

6. The Mission of War. Thomas L. Marble. 

MUSIC. 

The QuiU has offered two prizes for literary com- 
position. A set of Shakespeare in eighteen volumes 
is offered for the best poem, and eighteen volumes 
of essays (selected by Ik Marvel) is offered for the 
best prose article, between 1,000 and 2,500 words. 
The competition closes May 21st. The two sets 
may be seen in No. 15, South Maine Hall. 

In the April Bookman the Copley Prints people 
had a full-page advertisement of their reproduction 
of the new painting, "Athens," which will very 
soon be put in its place in the tympanum over the 
main entrance of the statuary hall in the Art 
Gallery. The picture is creating a furor in New 
York art circles, where it has been on exhibition for 
a short time. 

In last Sunday's Netv York Journal there was a 
page devoted to "The Three Strongest People in 
the World," Charmion, the strongest woman; San- 
dow, the strongest man, and Godfrey, the strongest 
collegian. It was a very spicy article, illustrated 
by drawings of the three athletes. The Journal 
says: " Godfrey's record under the Sargent system 
was 1716 2 kilos, and stands to-day as the best 
amateur record in the world." 

Among the recent gifts to the Library are an 
antique desk and chair, presented by Mrs. A. H. 
Pendleton. They formerly belonged to Charles 
Wilson of the Class of 1813, who died in his Junior 
year. This desk and chair have been in the posses- 
sion of Wilson's relatives since his death, and are 



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now presented to the college io accordance with 
his mother's request. The Wilson homestead in 
Topsham entertained several guests at the first 
Connnencement of the college, and there is some 
reason to suppose that the chair and desk were in 
use at that time. At all events they were used by 
Mr. Wilson in his college room in Maine Hall, and 
together with his ink-stand and some other memen- 
tos, make an interesting reminder of the early days 
of Bowdoin College. 



Bowdoin finds her athletic interests during the 
spring term moved in three directions— Base-Ball, 
Field Meets, and Tennis. In the last sport, the 
team will rival last year's, if not surpass it; but in 
the other two success depends more on the college 
backing and the faithful training of the individual, 
under the guidance of captain and coach. 

Captain Greenlaw, Coach Steere, and an occa- 
sional alumnus, are putting in telling work on the 
large squad of material for the 'varsity nine. Sev- 
■ eral positions are still bones of contention, and the 
following squad are making a good struggle for 
those places: 



Bacon, 1900. 
Libby, '99. 
A. Clark, 1900. 
R. G. Smith, '90. 
Jonah, Med. 
Cloudman, 1901. 
Haskell, '99. 
W. Clark, '99. 
Wilson, '98. 
Came, '98. 
White, 1901. 
Pearson, 1900. 
Leigbton, 1901. 



Wignott, '99. 
Bryant, Med. 
Stanwood, '98. 
W. H. Smith, '99. 
Philoon, '99. 
Willard, 1900. 
Tyler, 1901. 
Pratt, 1901. ■ 
Towle, '99. 
Willey, 1900. 
Neagle, '99. 
Palmer, 1901. 
Giles, 1900. 



•. @.^. 



Wednesday evening, the 13th, the incoming 
president and his cabinet held a meeting at which 
plans were discu.ssed and arrangements made for 
the ensuing year. 

Graham, '98, led the first prayer- meeting of the 
term. "Common Sense in Christian Service "was 
bis subject. He brought out very clearly the idea 
of how foolish it is to expect God to do all the work 



while we lie by doing nothing. If the Christian 
would advance, he must work himself. God will 
help, but it is not His way to perform marvels for 
us unless we are active on our side. Common sense 
teaches, too, that what we have belongs not wholly 
to oni'selves, but, in some measure, at least, belongs 
to God who gave it, and He has a right to expect us 
to use what He gives us in a way pleasing to Him. 

Officers of Y. M. C. A. for 1898-99 : President, 
H. P. West, 1900; Vice-President, C. S. Bragdon, 
1900; Secretary, G. L. Lewis, 1901; Treasurer, 
B. M. Clongh, 1900; Corresponding Secretary, C. V. 
Woodbury, '99. 

President West has appointed the following 
committees: 

Work for New Students— Merrill, 1900, Chair- 
man; Fulsom, 1900; Buruell, 1900. 

Rehgious Meetings— Woodbury, 1900, Chairman; 
Russell, 1900 ; Phillips, '99. 

Finance— Clough, 1900, Chairman; Bragdon, 
1900; Wyman, 1901. 

Missions— Robinson, 1900, Chairman; Fenley, 
1901; Evans, 1901. 

Intercollegiate Relations— Woodbury, '99, Chair- 
man; Varney, '99; Burnell, 1900. 

Hand-book— McCormick, 1900, Chairman; Lar- 
rabee, 1901; Griffiths, 1901. 




'25.— Henry W. Longfel- 
'low. The following clipping 
. taken from the Portland Press : 

To the Editor of the Press : Pardon 
a stranger's criticism, but among the many 
evidences of enterprise and public spirit 
exhibited by your beautiful city one thing seems to 
me in striking contrast, lamentably neglected. 

A stranger like myself would naturally suppose 
the house in which Longfellow was born to be one 
of Portland's most precious treasures, and what was 
my surprise and disappointment at finding it used 
for a cheap tenement and having a neglected appear- 
ance. 

At the extreme corner of the building, a rather 
inappropriate place, is an inartistic and unattractive 
sign which states in a braggadocia style more in 
keeping with a modern advertisement than a tablet 
in memoriam of our great and beloved poet, that 



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this is the bLiilding in which Henry W. Longfellow 
was horn. 

I felt sure your citizens would he glad this was 
called to their attention, and receive a stranger's 
observations in the friendly spirit they were given. 

It would seem to me a happy accomplishraeut if 
the city would receive the building and devote it to 
a Longfellow museum. A Tkaveller. 

'34.— Rev. Dr. Cyrus Hamlin, the venerable mis- 
sionary to Turkey, who was ordained to the ministry 
in the Second Parish Church, Portland, and preached 
a few months there prior to his entering the mis- 
sionary field, gave two addresses in that church 
recently. In the morning he spoke of the present 
conditions in Turkey, and in the evening related 
some of his personal experiences in the early part 
of his missionary career. He was the first mission- 
ary to introduce industrial auxiliaries to mission 
work. He took the step while principal of a semi- 
nary on the banks of the Bosphorus. The Arme- 
nian families who had become Christianized were 
boycotted by their neighbors, and they being unable 
to support their families or clothe their boys in the 
seminary. Dr. Hamlin established a workshop in 
connection with the seminary and set the students 
at work, two hours a day, making sheet-iron stoves 
and stove-pipe. The school was thus made self- 
supporting. Next he established a flouring mill 
and bakery to give employment to Christians who 
had been forced to idleness. While the bakery was 
in operation the Crimean war broke out, and, at the 
solicitation of the commanding officer of the English 
troops, Dr. Hamlin and his bakers furnished the 
army with bread, clearing $25,000 from the transac- 
tion. This sum was afterward used as a building 
fund, and thirteen churches and mission schools 
were established with it. Dr. Hamlin is in his 
eighty-ninth year. Though obliged to sit during 
the greater part of his lecture, he easily made him- 
self heard and his narration was listened to with 
rapt attention by a large audience. 

M. '34. — Elbridge Gerry Stevens, one of the 
oldest physicians in York County, died March 26th, 
at his home in Old Orchard. He was born in Pitts- 
ton, March 30, 1811, and graduated from the Med- 
ical School of Maine in 1834. Dr. Stevens practiced 
his profession in Biddeford about 40 years and 10 
years in Old Orchard. He leaves a widow and one 
son, Elbridge G. Stevens of Birmingham, Ala. 

'44. — Nathaniel Pierce died at his home in New- 
buryport, Mass., Thursday, March 24th, of a com- 
plication of diseases, aggravated by a severe cold. 
Mr. Pierce was born in Newburyport, March 28, 
1823, a son of Nathaniel and Sarah Pierce, and was 



looking forward with much interest to the anniver- 
sary of his hii'th. After attending the schools of his 
native town he entered Bowdoin College, from which 
institution he was graduated in 1844. Having a 
natural tendency toward legal matters, he studied 
law with Asahel Huntington of Salem, at one time 
district attorney, and also in offices in this city. He 
was admitted to the Essex bar in 1849 and began in 
his native city the practice of law which he honor- 
ably conducted for nearly half a century. He was 
always deeply interested in municipal politics. 
While a Democrat in matters pertaining to the state 
or nation, he cared comparatively little for politics 
in local elections, for he was ever actively identified 
with men of all shades of political belief. For years 
his office was the headquarters of the old Citizens' 
party, which directed city politics in Newburyport 
previous to the seventies, and many a man to-day 
in middle life there received his first lessons in 
political management. Three times, in 1861, 1862, 
and 1860, he served on the board of aldermen, and 
four times was a candidate for mayor, being suc- 
cessful in 1868 and 1809, but was defeated in 1866 
by the late Eben P. Stone and in 1869 by the late 
Eobert Couch. In 1870 he was a member of the 
Massachusetts legislature. Mr. Pierce was rarely 
if ever seen in the civil or criminal courts in a pro- 
fessional capacity. He preferred a strictly office 
practice, which was more congenial to his modest 
tastes. His advice was often sought in impoi'tant 
cases, and his exceptional diplomacy prevented 
many disputes from reaching the courts. As an 
attorney in probate matters he enjoyed a large prac- 
tice, and he was a familiar figure at the sessions of 
the probate court of Essex County. He enjoyed the 
distinction of writing as many wills as the other 
attorneys of the city combined, and a brother prac- 
titioner is authority for the statement that never a 
will written by him was broken by the courts. Not 
only were his diplomatic qualities observable in his 
professional career, but in every-day intercourse 
with his fellow-men. The deceased was a most 
enjoyable conversationalist. He delighted to phil- 
osophize on men and events, and was ever enter- 
taining and original in the presentation of his views, 
combining observation with sound common sense. 
It was his custom for years, after spending a few 
weeks during mid-summer in the Britisli provinces, 
or in some distant section of our own country, to 
give his impressions to the readers of the Herald, 
and in these communications there was always dis- 
played the marked characteristics of the man. His 
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than those of most of his predecessors, were pre- 
pared with unusual care, thoughtfuluess, and thor- 
oughness. Mr. Pierce was a lover of nature. The 
fields and the woods, the landscape and the ocean, 
were his delight. There was not a liighwaj' within 
a radius of 20 miles of Newburyport but what was 
familiar to him, and on his daily excursions in his 
carriage, always with one or more companions, he 
was always in his most charming mood. Mr. Pierce 
owned a large amount of real estate. It can hardly 
be said that it was paying property, as the owner 
was possessed of such a kindly and charitable dis- 
position that he could not force matters when a 
tenant pleaded poverty and appealed to him for 
leniency. He would rather give assistance and 
allov/ families to occupy his houses for months after 
the rent was due. For many years the deceased 
was much interested in Masonry and was a member 
of St. John's Lodge and of King Cyrus Chapter. 
The death of Nathaniel Pierce makes another break 
in the long line of honored ex-Mayors of Newbury- 
port. With the exception of Hon. Albert Currier, 
who occupied the chair in 18.59 and I860, and who 
is the "connecting link" between the town and city 
governments of Newburyport, all are now deceased 
for a period of 28 years up to 1878, when Jonathan 
Smith served as chief magistrate. The deceased 
was never married, and leaves very few relatives. 

'44. —Charles E. Swan was unanimously re-elected 
Mayor of Calais, April 4th. 

'60. — The Boston Herald of last Tuesday morn- 
ing thus speaks of the magnificent work of Bow- 
doin's big man in Congress this week : 

It was Speaker Reed who by his unprecedented 
victories in the House to-day, the greatest in his 
career in all the circumstances, defeated tlie success 
of the Foraker-Bryan senatorial combination. He 
saved President McKinley from the embarrassing 
necessity of either vetoing the provision for recog- 
nition of the Cuban republic, under the odium of 
delaying all action for days, or else nullifying it by 
refusing to execute it. 

Speaker Reed, by exerting all his influence and 
that of the administration against the direct 
influence of Senators Foraker, Quay, Penrose, 
Mason, and Chandler on the doubtful Republicans 
of the House, succeeded in holding all but twelve 
steady on tlie administration line in two great 
battles, rejecting the Senate recognition of the 
Cuban republic and of the present independence of 
the Cuban people as well, and getting the resolu- 
tion into conference committee with the understand- 
ing that the House would accept all the rest of the 
Senate resolution, but that the Senate would ulti- 
mately yield on the recognition question. 

Speaker Reed, in all his many struggles with the 
Senate, has never had one like that which went on 



all through the day, for the Senate, through the 
senators named, attacked him in the rear as well 
as in front, and with some effect. In the case 
of the Pennsylvania delegation he was probably 
helped by the interference of the Pennsylvania 
senators, ifor the majority of the delegation resented 
it. Under the stirring appeals of Representative 
Dalzell in the delegation meeting, W. A. Stone of 
Alle«hany, Young of Philadelphia, and Davenport 
of Eric were brought into line with the rest. The 
delegation, therefore, voted solidly in the House on 
both the important roll-calls with the Speaker, and 
against the advice of Senators Quay and Penrose, 
sent over by Senator Quay's private secretary. 

Speaker Reed had a wily enemy to fight, too, 
and was probably surprised when, having won his 
first and decisive victory, the Senate, under the 
Foraker-Bryan combination, met it so that he bad 
to win it all over again. But he won, even though 
his opponents were confident that he would fail. 
In winning, he felt not oidy that he had saved the 
administration, but that he had saved the Repub- 
lican party. 

'62.— At Shawmut Chapel, 642 Harrison Avenue, 
Boston, there was held Sunday evening, April 3d, a 
service commemorative of the twenty-fifth anniver- 
sary of Rev. Daniel Wingate Waldron's pastorship. 
The chapel was tastefully decorated with potted 
plants and wreaths of ivy. On the walls were sus- 
pended shields bearing the names of all the super- 
intendents of the Sunday-school, and also of Mrs. 
Sarah S. Paul, the founder of the school, and Miss 
Martha A. Willard, a city missionary, both of whom 
have passed away. There was singing by the chil- 
dren, and "The Holy City" and "How Beautilul 
Upon the Mountains" were sung by Miss Lucie A. 
Tucker. Rev. Mr. Waldron preached a sermon from 
Exodus 12:26— "What mean ye by this service?" 
The object of the service was to bring to mind the 
loving-kindness and tender mercy of God. Though 
the history of Shawmut Chapel was woven, as with 
threads of gold, into the very texture of the lives of 
many who were present, it was fitting to refer to 
the past. The history of the religious effort, dating 
back to December, 1850, out of which grew the 
work of the chapel, was stamped on every page 
with the seal of the divine approval. An account 
was given of the different places of meeting, and 
appreciative mention was made of the superintend- 
ents of the school, the city missionaries, and other 
workers. The average attendance at the Sunday- 
school the last 25 years has been 236, at other 
Sunday services 227, and at week-day services 109. 
During this time the people have raised for the 
support of the chapel and benevolent contributions 
$23,078.36, of which .$11,043.93 has been given to 
the City Missionary Society, to which the enterprise 



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owed its origin thirty-eight years ago. Rev. Mr. 
Waldron, in addition to his labors at Shawmut 
Chapel, has preached at five other chapels at differ- 
ent times during the quarter of a century, and at 
some of them for a number of years. He has made 
27,352 visits, 6,621 of vphich were to the sick, oifioi- 
ated at 248 marriages, baptized 477 children, 
attended 1,010 funerals, distributed 5,000 copies of 
the scriptures and 1,765,190 papers and tracts, been 
responsible for 10,266 meetings, having personally 
conducted 7,815 of them, secured employment for 
2,825 persons, afforded pecuniary aid 48,602 times, 
and given away 10,578 garments to the poor. The 
Fresh Air Fund, Thanksgiving Dinner Charity, and 
the Easter and Christmas Missions owe their exist- 
ence and continuance to his efforts. Rev. D. W. 
Waldron presented to the City Missionary Society a 
check for $1,000, contributed by the chapel people 
and friends, to be invested as a permanent fund, 
the income to be used for the work of the society, 
and in honor of the chapel to be known as "The 
Shawmut Chapel Fund." Dr. Waldron recently 
received a present of a clock, bearing the following 
inscription: "Rev. Daniel W. Waldron, 25th anni- 
versary; congratulations and best wishes for a long 
continuance of your usefulness in the commuuity. 
A. Shuman." 
Accompanying the gift was the following note : 

"I am sending you herewith, to commemorate 
the quarter centenary of your ministry at the 
Shawmut Chapel, a crystal time-piece, bearing my 
congratulations and best wishes for a long continu- 
ance of your usefulness in this community. It is a 
most important event which you will celebrate 
Sunday, because it will chronicle so many years of 
faithful, assiduous, and earnest labor in your chosen 
field, the results having been marked evidences of 
your perspicacity, your goodness of heart, and your 
philanthropic and noble-minded endeavor for the 
good of the community. As the pendulum marks 
the hours through the years to come, may its 
rhythmic beat herald the best of happenings for 
you, and its chimes ring out a melody of daily 
blessings for you aud yours in all your undertakings. 
Faithfully yours, A. Shuman." 

'90. — Walter R. Hunt was unanimously elected 
superintendent of the schools of Ellsworth. In 
choosing Rev. Mr. Hunt as the best man to watch 
over the interests of Ellsworth's schools, the school 
board has used most commendable judgment. He 
was a Bangor boy, a son of Abel Hunt. He had 
had experience as a school teacher, and is a grad- 
uate of the Harvard Theological School. Two years 
ago the Unitarians of Ellsworth called him from 
Duxbury, Mass., to become their pastor, and he has 



held that position since, at the same time having 
charge of the Unitarian Church at Bar Harbor. 

'93.— Albert M. Jones, who is principal of Boys' 
Literary Department, Perkins Institution for the 
Blind, has recently become engaged to Miss Mae 
Adelaide Woodward of Thompsonville, Conn. 




Des Monies College has recently received 
000 from John D. Rockefeller. 

There are four hundred and flfty-oue colleges in 
the United States; one hundred and fifteen medical 
and tifty-two law schools. 

" Her Greek-shaped head was classic, 
Her pose was rhythmic, sweet ; 
I thouglit her Hues were perfect 
Until I scanned her feet." 

The total eurollment at the University of Penn- 
sylvania is 2,834. 

The largest salary received by any college pro- 
fessor is that of Professor Turner of Edinburgh, 
$20,000. 

Stanford University is to have a training home 
for its track team, to cost $1,500. 

Dartmouth has decided to add ten dollars to the 
annual tuition fee of each student. This additional 
amount will go towards the support of college 
athletics. 

The trustees of the Northwestern University are 
discussing the advisability of abolishing foot-ball. 

Of the four debates which have been held be- 
tween Princeton and Yale, Princeton has won two 
aud Yale one, no decision being rendered in the 
third case. 

An invitation has been received by the Yale 
Navy from the AUgeraeiner Allster Club of Ham- 
burg, Germany, to witness the international regatta 
to be held there next July. 

There are sixty candidates training for the 
Freshman base-ball team at Yale. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXVIII. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 11, 1898. 



No. 2. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT ALTERNATE WEDNESDAY DURING 
THE COLLEGIATE YEAR BY THE STDDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Roy L. Marston, '99, Editor-in-Chief. 

Byron S. Philoon, '99, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

Frank L. Dutton, '99, Business Manager. 

Joseph W. Whitney, 1900, Assistant Business Manager. 

Drew B. Hall, '99. James P. Webber, 1900. 

Percy A. Babb, 1900. Frederick C. Lee, 1900. 

Arthur L. Griffiths, 1900. Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1900. 

Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies, 15 Cents. 

Extra copies can be obtained at the bookstores or on applica- 
tion to tlie Business Manager. 

licniittances should be made to the Unsiness Manager. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

Students, Professors, and Alumui 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. 

Personal and news items may be mailed to Box 1071, Bruns- 
wick, Me., or dropped in the Orient box in the College Jjibrary. 

Entered at the Post-OfEce at Brunswick as Second-Class Bfail Matter. 

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXVIII., No. 2.— May 11, 1898. 

Editorial Notes 15 

BowDOiN Verse : 

To Lais 17 

That's Why 17 

A Lover at the Grave of His Betrothed .... 17 

To My Lassie 17 

The Scissors-Grinder's Song 17 

CoLLEGii Tabula 17 

Athletics 21 

Y. M. C. A 23 

Debating Society 24 

Personal 24 

In Memoriam 28 




all probability this country has 
never experienced a month similar to the 
last thirty days. Previous wars have required 
months, even years, before the whole country 
realized the seriousness of the situation. The 
whole country to-day is up in arms, heart and 
soul. A call for a million soldiers would be 
answered by two million volunteers who have 
faith in the integrity of this country. A month 
before that memorable nineteenth of April 
when war was virtually declared, citizen 
patriots were la)dng plans for volunteer 
organizations. May it not be considered a 
favorable augury that April 19, 1898, was the 
one hundred and twenty-third anniversary of 
our own war for independence. Is it not a 
freak of circumstances that the tyrant whom 
we fought and hated then is now our staunch- 
est friend, and that the humanitarian hand 
that stretched across the sea in our defence 
in '75 is now itching to strike us to the 
ground. No man dares to prophesy condi- 
tions for April 19, 2021. The map of the 
Anglo-Saxon lands is variable. 

In April, 1775, the greatest cause for 
which a land can fight, was supported not by 
the unanimous strength of the people. The 
highest class of the population were not the 
patriots. There was no such thing as unity. 
There was no such thing as confidence in the 



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authorities. A mere scattering of strong 
hearts won the independence of this country. 
To-day this country if necessary will put into 
the field an army that would compare in 
strength with any army in Europe, to save a 
neighbor from tyranny. 

To-day we are a united people. We have 
confidence in the honesty and patriotism of 
our executive and our Congress. We have 
faith in the ability of our army and navy to 
accomplish their work and in the fidelity of 
the people to the task in hand. We are 
promised a sharp, heavily-fought campaign, 
and trust the promise will be carried out. 
We certainly must not, now war is on, be too 
prompt in censure. We must ever bear and 
forbear. 

All parties are sunk and all sectionalism 
blotted out in the face of the great unifier, 
the common enemy. We move forward glori- 
fied in the life of a great ideal, — "life, liberty, 
and the pursuit of happiness " for the suffer- 
ing Cubans. It is that for which our fathers 
fought; that which the nation conquered for 
itself, and we now take up the sword that the 
same ideal may be realized for others less 
fortunate than ourselves. 



TTf HE Orient wishes again to call the atten- 
■^ tion of the college to the young pines 
set out last year upon the campus by Mr. 
Austin Cary, '87. Especial care must be 
taken in regard to setting fires in that part 
of the campus. A little carelessness would 
ruin what the college will be very proud of 
when our children and grandchildren are 
Bowdoin undergraduates. 



TITHE attempt of the college to drill a mili- 
^ tary organization has met with a lament- 
able failure, through no fault of its own. 
With every prospect for a fine compan}', with 
students willing and enthusiastic, with the 
Faculty encouraging and supporting, with 
officers capable and zealous, it seemed that 



failure was out of the question. With nearly 
one-half of the whole college enrolled upon 
the enlisting papers to warrant him. Presi- 
dent Hyde asked the state for arms for drill- 
ing. After an unwarranted delay of over a 
week the Adjutant-General deigned to inform 
the college that the arms would not be forth- 
coming, and so forth. The best that Bow- 
doin's representatives in Congress could get 
for the college was the privilege of buying 
the guns of the government. But then, 
Bowdoin has only a Speaker of the House, 
a President of the Senate, and a Chief Justice 
of the Supreme Court to look after her inter- 
ests in the national government. 

However, if the country needs men, Bow- 
doin will not be found wanting. There need 
be no fear but that Bowdoin will have as 
many willing hands a-twisting the Spanish 
mule's tail as any college of its size. There 
are about three hundred names upon the 
bronze tablets in Memorial, and Bowdoin had 
no military company in those days. If there 
was need of it, Bowdoin could send a full 
company to the front in twenty-four hours' 
notice. The Bowdoin man would be the 
last "Yankee pig" to squeal. All we ask is 
opportunity. 

Students cannot be expected to buy arms 
which in themselves would never be of any 
service, just for the chance of learning the 
drill. And furthermore, the students cannot 
be expected to spend two hours a day march- 
ing up and down the delta, with no guns and 
no prospect of guns. It is certainly to be 
hoped that some means may be provided 
whereby the arms may be secured and drill 
continued. 



Eleven colleges in this country issueadaily paper. 

Li Hung Cbang graduated at the head of a 
class of 15,000. 

Tbere will be thirty miles of book shelves iu the 
new library at Priucetoo when completed, and they 
will have a capacity of 1,300,000 volumes. 



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Sowdoir^ ^ep§e, 

To Lais. 

[An interpretation from tlie Greeli.] 

Where are my roses red ? 
And where are roy violets blue? 
And where are my lilies fair? 
My sweetheart, faithful and true ! 

Thy lips are my roses i-ed ; 
And thine eyes are my violets blue; 
And thy bosom my lilies fair; 
My sweetheart, faithful and true ! 



That's Why. 

Not for her knowledge of the world, 
Nor yet for her modest ways ; 
Not for the things she doesn't know, 
Nor the style that she displays ; 
Not for the beauty of her face, 
Nor the lovely locks above, 
Nor for her figure's stately gi'ace 
Does she command my love. 

Hers is a lovelier merit, far, 
Than any such as these ; 
It is not wealth of worldly goods. 
Nor flattering power to please. 
But she is loyal, honest, true,— 
True as the Heaven above her : 
Her heart is constant as her breath ; 
And that is why — I love her. 

—J. W. C, '9 



A 



His 



Lover at the Grave of 
Betrothed. 

Rest, parted soul, thy mass of requiem said : 
Thy spirit's safely 'scaped sad purgatory's drear : 
Thy liviug lover 'reft ne'er more shall see 
The gold sun's trembling rays upon thy head. 

My lifeless love ! Thy grave soou covered with sod 
Shall bloom with violets and lilies fair. Betrothed, 
Far happier than I, a stain6d sinning soul, — 
Thou'rt gone to richer realms to dwell with God. 

Reposed in heaven, thou may'st raptures rare 
And blessed saints' kind consolation share. 
I place within thy clasped marble hand 
A holy crucifix, — and sob a prayer. 

— Frederic Lewis. 



To My Lassie. 

I drink to ane, — a bonnie lass 
Whose name I maun na tell. 

But I love her an' she loves me — 
She told me so hersel'. 

The Scissors-Grinder's Song. 

With a ding, dang, dongle 

And a ding, doug, dell, 
Nearer, ever nearer sounds 

The scissors-grinder's bell. 
Ceaseless and senseless, yet that rhythmic 
ring 

Came fraught with thoughts of childhood 
When we heard it in the spring. 

With a ding, dang, dongle 

And a ding, dong, dell. 
Farther, ever farther sounds 

The scissors-grinder's bell. 
Tuneless and soulless, ne'er the less 'tis sweet, 

That ringing of the grinder 
As he's going down the street. 

—J. P. W., 1900. 




Mr. Arthur Sewall Hag- 
gett, '93, has been engaged to 
assist Professor Woodruff, and will 
have charge of the Sophomore Class 
in Greek during this term. Mr. Hag- 
gett, after leaving college, pursued a 
special course at Johns Hopkins, and received the 
degree of Ph.D. The last year he has spent in 
study at the German universities, and in Rome and 
Athens. 

Parsons, 1900, is at home. 
We did them up " Brown." 
Dutton, '99, has gone home. 
Briggs, '99, is sick at Pittsfield. 
The Seniors are practicing marching. 
Knight, '96, was on the campus a while ago. 
Leighton, '96, has been in college a day or two. 
Russell, 1900, has just recovered from an illness. , 



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Kendall, '98, has been out sick. 

Phillips, 1900, has gone home sick. 

Leavitt, '99, is out teaching this term. 

May-flowers are seen in many of the rooms. 

Euss, '95, has recently been on the campus. 

Several men have recently been trout fishing. 

Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are marching ! 

White, '98, managed a bass drum in the parade. 

Knight, '98, is teaching in the Brunswick High 
School. 

West and McCormick, 1900, spent Fast-Day in 
Lewiston. 

Some men enjoyed a clam-bake at Simpson's 
Point lately. 

John Bass, 1900, has returned to college after a 
brief absence. 

Laycock, '98, has left college, but will graduate 
with his class. 

Deutscher Verein met at Professor Files's on the 
night of the 4th. 

Lawrence, '98, went home on April 26th on 
account of illness. 

Professor Little was called away last month by 
the death of his mother. 

Mr. Alger Veazie Currier, instructor in drawing, 
has been ill for a fortnight or so. 

Gregson, Griffiths, Quinn, and Milliken, 1901, 
spent Fast-Day on McMahau's Island. 

Laferriere, 1901, was welcomed by all as he 
passed through with his Norway company. 

President Hyde preached in High Street Church, 
Portland, on Sunday, the 24th of last month. 

As announced by President Hyde, Arbor Day 
will not be considered as a holiday in college. 

Some time ago, two fellows with pictures of the 
"Maine" did a thriving business about the ends. 

As Company K left the station one of its mem- 
bers was last heard saying, " Three cheers for 
Bowdoin." 

The part of the "benefit" at Bath on the night 
of April 30th, offered by the Mandolin Club, was 
very successful. 

Mr. Simpson has been superintending the replac- 
ing of broken bricks with new ones in the walls 
of the Searles Building. 

We understand that the Maine Symphony 
Orchestra is to visit Bath on its June tour, and will 
probably skip Brunswick. 



Baxter, '98, has been out sick. 

Foster, 1901, is sick at his home in Bethel. 

Mr. Currier is again able to resume his duties. 

Mike, decked gaudily, marched with the boys. 

Laboratory work in the Botany Class began this 
week. 

During April 918 books were taken from the 
library. 

Professor Robinson's brother has been visiting 
at Brunswick. 

The voice of the subscription duuuer is again 
heard in the land. 

Laycock, '98, left college last week to resume 
his work out West. 

A. F. Cowan, 1901, spent a week at home on 
account of sickness. 

The warm air is most pleasing after our long 
period of damp weather. 

A number of students enjoyed "Mr. Babb," 
given by the High School. 

Ko new books have been added to the library 
during the past two weeks. 

Thompson, '99, is rocciviug orders for cups and 
gowus for Cotrell & Leonard. 

Short, 1901, is prepared to deliver tennis goods 
from Wright & Ditson, Boston. 

Mr. Currier will hold a life class for students, 
commencing Saturday, May 7th. 

K. E. Clark, 1901, is a sergeant in the company 
from Houlton in camp at Augusta. 

The opinion is gaining ground that Wiuthrop 
will be renovated during the summer. 

Marston, '99, returned to college last Wednesday 
from a week's trip home upon business. 

President Hyde was recently elected a trustee of 
Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N. H. 

The Medics had a lively game of bare-handed 
base-ball on the delta one noon recently. 

It is rumored that the reading-room will be 
moved to the library building by next year. 

When the boys came home from Brown there 
was a crowd to receive them, and cheering rang. 

The Seniors have begun practicing marching for 
the last chapel and the other exercises in Com_- 
mencement week. 

J. E. Burbank, '90, who now holds a William 
Whiting Fellowship in Harvard University, was 
seen around college recently. 



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Warren, 1901, has been out ill. 

The tennis courts are almost all ready for the 
players. 

Five stores were broken into in Brunswick ou 
a recent night. 

F. C. Lee, -1900, was at his home in Newcastle, 
last week, on account of illness. 

Two victories in one week. Dewey at Manila, 
Bowdoiu at Providence. Well, well ! 

The last meeting of the Politics Club was held 
in the rooms of Pennell and White. The paper was 
read by S. E. Young. 

Brown had been beaten but once this year 
before running up against Bowdoin. Amherst and 
Williams had been " meat " for her. 

The Seniors have ordered for use in their German 
class, "Benedix's Die Hochzeitsreise" and " Hel- 
big's Komoedie auf der Hochschule." 

Mrs. Olive Thorn Miller gave a lecture on April 
23d before the members of the Saturday Club. Her 
subject was the " Home Life of Our Birds." 

The Horace Partridge Company will deliver 
athletic goods of all departments through their 
agent, A. L. Griffiths, 1901, 200 Main Street. 

One of the "subjects" now in treatment at the 
Medical School, if he had lived but a month or two 
longer, would have inherited $25,000. Poor stiffy ! 

There was quite a serious brush fire near the 
college buildings on April 19th. Thanks to the 
energy of Bob Evans and others, all danger was 
averted. 

Why is the Netv York Journal given the prefer- 
ence over the Sim or the Tribune'? The World 
supplies all the "fake" and "yellowish" reading 
the college needs. 

Fast-Day, a week ago last Thursday, was a 
holiday. Many of the fellows passed the day at 
their homes, while several others were in Lewiston 
to attend the Bates-Bowdoiu ball game. 

Several of the students attended " The Old 
Homestead," "Under the Red Robe," and "The 
Prisoner of Zenda," all of which plays were recently 
produced at the Jefferson Theatre, Portland. 

The student-body celebrated Bowdoin's splendid 
victory over Brown, May 4th, right royally. The 
chapel bell did not cease to clatter from six o'clock 
until one in the morning. A monster bon-fire lighted 
the campus. The crowd chartered a street car and 
owned the line for two hours. Alas, some one has 
missed their front yard fence ! 



Coombs, 1901, has been out sick. 
The subjects for themes due on Tuesday, May 
3d, were : 

1. How Far May Our Government Wisely Go in 
Restricting Immigration ? 

2. Are Bowdoin's Kequirements for Admission Too 
Difficult ? 

3. Did Christ Teach that War is Never Justifialjle? 
(See Tolstoi's " My Religion.") 

4. Marls Twain's Place in American Literature. 

5. The Purpose Novel: Is it a Failure? (See Craw- 
ford's "The Novel: What It Is.") 

A copy of the Bowdoin picture of Thomas Jef- 
ferson appeared in McClure's for May. 

Professor Hutchins gave an exhibition of ster- 
eopticon views on astronomical subjects before the 
Sophomore Astronomy Class, last week. 

Dr. Hervey's lecture on "Oxford," on Monday 
evening. May 2d, was quite largely attended. On 
the 9th his lecture will be on " Cambridge." 

Mr. Simpson still keeps on improving the campus, 
and it is worthy of being an object of pride to 
Bowdoin men. Mr. Simpson deserves more thanks. 

For the first book for outside reading of the 
Sophomore French Class this term. Professor John- 
sou has assigned " Les Miserables," edited by 
Sumichrast. 

Among the college boys who belong to the State 
National Guard and who had to leave college to join 
their companies, are Piper, '99, Laferrierc and R. E. 
Clark of 1901. 

The Dekes have been making extensive repairs 
on their courts. Mr. Muir has turned one of them 
around in a better position as regards the stin. 
Large new back nets have also been put up. 

The Sophomores have elected the following men 
for their dinner: Toast-master, Gould; Opening 
Address, Bragdon ; Poet, Lee; Historian, Bell; 
Orator, Burnell ; Closing Address, Levensaler. 

The Senior Class, Brunswick High School, gave 
"Mr. Bob" in Town Hall on April 26th. The per- 
formance was witnessed by a large and delighted 
house, which included several Bowdoin students. 

On Thursday, May 5th, at 1 o'clock, a mass- 
meeting of the Bowdoin Military Drill Organization 
was held in Memorial Hall, and Captain Thompson 
read a communication from Senator Frye to the end 
that arms were at present not obtainable from the 
government except by purchase. In view of the 
present condition of national affairs, it was voted 
that the organization should continue, but that 
drill should be discontinued till further notice. 



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Dr. Elliot has successfully passed the examina- 
tions, and is now a full-fledged surgeon in the 
United States Array, with the rank of lieutenant. 
He has been called the handsomest soldier at 
Augusta. 

Among the ships now thought to be at the mercy 
of the cruel Spaniard is the Sam Skofield of this 
town, owned by Captain Sam Skofield. She is com- 
manded by Captain J. B. Hall of Brunswick, and 
the captain's wife and daughter. Miss Sadie Hall, 
are with him. 

Mr. Arthur Hyde gave a delightful organ recital 
in the Church on the Hill on the evening of Fast-Day. 
The only matter of regret is thatit came on a holiday, 
when many of the students were absent, and it is 
to be hoped that Mr. Hyde may in the future give 
another recital, so that all may hear him. 

Godfrey, '98, threw the discus 95 feet the other 
day. When it Is taken into consideration that he 
had trained on it but two days, and that 95 feet 
won the laurel at the Olympian Games at Athens, 
this throw is rather remarkable. Five extra points 
at Worcester would be " very pleasant," as Mike says. 

On April 22d, after the mass-meeting, the fol- 
lowing notice appeared on the bulletin-board: 

"Applicants for membership in an organization 
for military drill will be received at the Orient 
room. No. 9 Memorial Hall, from 4 to 5.30 Friday 
afternoon, April 22d. The first company formed 
will be limited in number, but it is desirable that 
enough men apply to make the aff\iir a success. 
Unusual demonstrations are disapproved. 
(Signed) 

F. A. Thompson, 

H. E. Ives, 

W. C. Merrill." 

In response to this, 110 men applied for enroll- 
ment. 

Rev. A. B. Hewey, Ph.D., of Bath, at one time 
president of St. Lawrence University, has, with the 
assistance of Professor Lee, been delivering a course 
of lectures in Memorial Hall. The dates and sub- 
jects were as follows: April 25th, "Pour Great 
Schools of England;" May 2d, "Oxford;" May 9th, 
"Cambridge." 

The Freshman Banquet will be held in the Con- 
gress Square Hotel, Portland, on Friday evening, 
June 17th. The election resulted as follows : Toast- 
master, R. L. Dana of Portland ; Opening Address, 
John Gregson, Jr., of Worcester, Mass.; Histo- 
rian, J. A. Corliss of Bridgton; Poet, J. A. Pierce 
of Portland; Closing Address, Kenneth Sills of 
Portland. 



The Faculty recently voted to confer diplomas 
on those members of the Senior Class who should 
leave college to enlist in the army or navy, and also 
to give members of other classes the privilege of 
having their work credited, and of taking up their 
studies again in the fall without passing the usual 
examinations. 

Miss Gahan and Miss Johnson gave a delightful 
dancing party in the Court Room, May 2d. Deli- 
cious refreshments were served. Among the guests 
present were Hutcbins, '98, Marble, '98, Stetson, '98, 
Stubbs, '98, Minott, '98, Gardiner, '98, Sturgis, '99, 
Thompson, '99, Marston, '99, Veazie, '99, Towle, 
'99, Varuey, '98, Bodwell, 1901, Thompson, '9fi, 
Mitchell, '95. 

The annual Orient banquet was held at the 
Marston House on the evening of April 18th. 
Editor Marston acted as toast-master, and several 
impromptu addresses were giveu. The members of 
the board ended their festal evening by wishing all 
good luck to those whose duties in connection with 
the paper are now over, Messrs. Baxter, Condon, 
and Marble, of the Class of '98. 

On April 22d, a mass-meeting of the student 
body was held after chapel to consider the advisa- 
bility of forming a military company at the college, 
in view of the crisis in the relations between Spain 
and this country. President Hyde presided, and 
stated in a brief speech that the Faculty would do 
all in its power to assist the students in this matter. 
It was the sense of the meeting that a company be 
immediately formed, and the following offlcers were 
chosen: F. A. Thompson, Captain; H. R. Ives, 
First Lieutenant; W. C. Merrill, Second Lieutenant. 
President Hyde announced that he would ask Adju- 
tant-General Richards for arms and equipments. 
The meeting then adjourned. Drill began on Mon- 
day, April 25th, the various squads meeting in the 
gymnasium for instruction in marching and in the 
manual. No definite plan has yet been laid out as 
to the future of the company, but the present exer- 
cises cannot fail to be of benefit. 

Monday afternoon. May 2d, at 1.25 o'clock, the 
band of the French society of John Baptist marched 
to the campus to escort the Bowdoin students to 
the fine of march of Company K, First Regiment 
Maine Volunteers, which was to leave for Augusta 
to await orders. The students were arranged in 
classes and nearly all the college marched. We 
were followed by the Medical School and marched 
with the rest of the parade down Main Street to 
Mill Street and back to the depot. At the depot 



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we formed in double line, and the Gr. A. R. veterans 
and Company K passed between us amid loud 
cheers. 

Additions are being made all the while to the art 
collections of the college. The Misses Walker 
recently secured from the William Morris Hunt sale 
two drawings, entitled "Ideal Head" and a "Study 
for One of the Decorations in the Capitol of Albany." 
Those have been put up in the Walker Room. 
A valuable collection of coins that belonged to the 
late Dr. John D. Lincoln, '43, has been recently 
loaned to the college by his daughter, Mrs. Hartley 
Baxter. The collection, made with great care by 
the Doctor himself, is of great interest, containing, 
as it does, many classical and rare coins. Another 
acquisition is that of a very antique Japanese mirror 
and sword, given by Henry B. Dunning, Esq., of 
Brunswick. 

Professor William MacDonald delivered a lecture 
upon the " Laws and Rules of War," last Thursday 
evening in Memorial Hall. It was one of the finest 
lectures ever heard in Memorial Hall. The audi- 
ence was the largest of the year in Memorial. 
Professor MacDonald discussed war in general and 
the various methods of war declaration. He gave 
the principal laws which govern civilized nations in 
war, and explained the difficult points. The intri- 
cate questions of neutrality and the requirements of 
neutral nations were made particularly clear. 
Illustrations of specific instances were used when 
practicable. The present war was of necessity the 
basis of the lecture. Withal the address was firm 
and sturdy in a healthy and sober patriotism. 
There was neither taint of blatant jingoism nor 
frost of unpatriotic indifference. 

May 2d was a gala day for Brunswick. The 
first company of Brunswick soldiery to go to the 
front, the Kendall Guards, received a magnificent 
ovation. The old town was fairly ablaze with the 
tri-color from the Pines to Topsham Bridge. It 
was the greatest day that Brunswick has known 
since the days of '6L The local soldier boys were 
given a magnificent ovation, all people of all nation- 
alities turning out to do them honor. The decora- 
tions were beautiful, and practically covered the 
whole of Main Street. Hardly a house or place of 
business on the main street but what was decked 
out in the national colors. Railroad Square at 
2.30 P.M. held a crowd of 5,000 people. The parade 
which escorted the Kendall Guards was led by 
Commander B. L. Dennison of the local Grand 
Army. Following him came the town officers. 



Then followed the Brunswick Band, decked out in 
their stunning scarlet uniforms. Following the 
band was Mountford Post, G. A. R. ; then Myrick 
Command, Union Veterans' Union. After them 
came Bowdoin in all her glory, the college turning 
out nearly to a man, marching four abreast. The 
college military company was recruited to over- 
flowing for the day. Its marching and simple 
drilling compared favorably with the average state 
militia company. Next came the High School 
students and the Medics, bearing the banner of 
their school. After these the younger school chil- 
dren came. Now comes the touch of another 
nationality, the local society of St. Jean Baptiste 
turning out one hundred men strong, the three 
colors of France waving beside the stars and stripes 
of America. After this, the school boys again, fol- 
lowed by a large number of representative business 
men of the town marching with canes wound with 
the national colors. After them came the military 
band, followed by the Kendall Guards, who were 
given a continuous round of applause from one end 
of the march to the other. 



Bowdoin 9, Bates S. 

The first game of the season was played Fast 
Day, April 28th, with Bates at Lewiston. Until 
the last inning it was not decided which team 
should have the game, but as Bates, with two men 
on bases and none out in the last inning, failed to 
find Bacon, it seemed only fair to give the victory 
to Bowdoin. 

The game, an exhibition only, furnished the 
coach and captain with the desired information 
a,bout the strong and weak points of the team. 
Many of the places were handled by new men, and 
it was interesting — happily satisfying as well — 
to criticise them in their first game. 

Pratt, who filled the box for the first few 
innings, controlled the base-runners admirably, but 
he was somewhat ineffective in his delivery, which 
is only natural in this, his first game; yet he shows 
possibilities of making an A 1 man. Cloudman 
and Tyler did gratifying work and should make 
dependent men. Jonah is a fast fielder, and Haskell 
seemed at home on second. Wignott, Bryant, 
Bacon, and Greenlaw played like the veterans that 
they are. The batting was a most agreeable 
surprise; may it be continued. 



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The score was close enough to leave the future 
dark, aud only by hard, faithful traiuing can Bow- 
doin hope to capture the games in the state. 

Bates showed up well through Quinn, Johnson, 
Purington, Putnam, and Bennett, while Bowdoin, 
men saw gilt-edge work by Wignott and Bacon. 

The summary of the game is as follows: 
BOWDOIN. 

AE R BH PO A E 

Wignott, c 5 1 1 8 2 

Greenlaw, l.f 5 1 1 2 

Bryant, .3b. . . 4 1 1 1 2 1 

Bacon, s.s., p 4 1 1 1 2 

Cloudman, lb 5 1 2 11 

Jonah, c.f 4 1 1 2 1 1 

Tyler, r.l 2 1 

Haskell, 2b 3 2 1 2 2 

Pratt, p., s.s 3 1 1 4 

Totals 35 9 9 27 12 4 

BATES. 

AB R BH PO A E 

Qulnu, 3b 5 2 2 3 3 

Pulsifer, p 5 1 1 2 2 

Hussey, l.f 1 1 1 

Johnson, 2b 4 1 1 4 

Purington, c 4 2 3 2 

Lowe, lb 5 2 12 

Hinckley, l.f., 2b 5 1 1 1 

Bennett, c.f 3 2 1 2 

Putnam, r.f 5 1 2 1 1 

Smith, s.s 3 1 2 2 3 1 

Totals 48 8 12 27 16 4 

SCORE BY INNINGS. 

123456789 
Bowdoin .00430002 0—9 
Bates ...30041000 0—8 

Earned runs- Bowdoin 4, Bates 3. Two-base hits— 
Greenlaw, Wignott, Cloudman, Pratt. Stolen bases — 
Wignott, Bacon, Haskell, Pratt, Quinn, Pulsifer, Putnam, 
Bennett 2. Bases on balls — off Bacon 3, off Pulsifer 7. 
Struck out, by Bacon — Hussey, Pulsifer, Lowe, Hinckley 
2, Putnam 2; by Pulsifer — Haskell. Double play — Smith, 
Johnson, and Lowe. Hit by pitched ball, by Pratt — Ben- 
nett. Wild pitches — Bacon I, Pulsifer 2. Time of game— 
2 hours. Umpire — Carpenter. 

Bowdoin 6, Brown 4. 

One of the most gratifying victories in the his- 
tory of base-ball at Bowdoin was earned last 
Wednesday, May 4th, at Providence. Although the 
day was not of base-ball weather, yet the game 
abounded in interest and sport until the last Brown- 
ite succumbed to Libby's puzzling curves. The 
score was due to the fact that Bowdoin bunched hits 
and played steady at critical moments, while Brown 
could not connect for consecutive hits, and found it 
impossible to mitten the two-baggers and three- 
baggers which Captain Greenlaw's men picked out. 

Bowdoin opened her account in the first inning; 
Wignott flew out at third, Greenlaw tapped the 
sphere for two bases, Bryant popped out, but Bacon 
made a beautiful single, sending Greenlaw across 
the plate for the first tally. 



Until the fifth inning neither side could do else 
than pile up goose-eggs, but in this inning Bowdoin 
increased her lead ; Haskell getting first from a 
dead ball; Wignott then pounded out a two-bagger, 
scoring Haskell; Greenlaw drew a base on balls, 
and Bacon, by the mate of Jake's hit — a two-bag- 
ger—sent in two across the plate. 

In the sixth Clark singled, Libby lost the ball 
for Brown way out in deep field, while he cii'cled 
three bases and Clark scored. Stanwood "remem- 
bered the Maine," and sacrificed for Libby's score. 
This closed Bowdoin's account. Brown with a man 
on first made its first run this inning through an 
unfortunate wild throw. 

Three runs fell to Brown in the last inning. 
R. Clark jacked out a ball for three bases, and a sin- 
gle scored Clark ; here Greenlaw neatly nipped their 
sport by converting an apparent single into a double 
play, but Fultz and Gammons both singled, and an 
error by Bowdoin let in these last two men. 

The Brown team did splendid work in fielding, 
but could not understand Libby, while the Bowdoin 
team did some excellent stick work, and most of 
the eight errors were fortunately at uncritical 
moments. 

Fultz and Gammons of Brown deserve special 
mention, while Greenlaw, Wignott, and Libby, of 
Bowdoin, played championship form. 

When the result of the game reached the campus, 
enthusiasm reached the highest pitch, and gave 
vent in the ringing of bells and bon-fires until mid- 
night, while mass calls on the different professors 
during the early evening were greeted with stirring 
and pleasing speeches. 

The following is the summary of the game : 
BOWDOIN. 

R EH PO A E 

Wignott, c 1 1 7 1 

Greenlaw, 1 2 3 3 1 

Bryant, 3 3 2 

H. Bacon, s 2 2 3 2 

Cloudman, 1 7 1 3 

Clarke, r 1 1 1 1 

Libby, p 1 1 1 

Stanwood, m 2 

Haskell, 2 1 2 1 1 

Totals e 8 27 9 8 

BROWN. 

R BH PO A E 

W. Bacon, s 1 2 2 

Fultz, 2 1 1 2 4 

Gammons, 1 2 1 4 

F. Croker, 1 7 1 

R. Croker, r 2 

Lestage, c 8 

Perkins, 3 1 

R. Clark, ra 1 1 1 

Wheeler, p 1 

Sedgwick 1 

Totals 4 5 27 7 1 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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SCORE BY INNINGS. 



10 3 




6 7 8 9 
2 0—6 
10 3—4 



Bowdoin 
Brown 

Two-base hits— Wignott, Greenlaw 2, H. Bacon. Tliree- 
■faase hits— Libby, R. Clark. Stolen bases— W. Bacon 2, 
Wignott. Greenlaw. Base on balls— W.Bacon, Fultz, Green- 
law. Struck out— F. Croker, Clarke, Wheeler, Fultz, 
Cloudman 3, Libby, Stanwood, Haskell. Double play— 
Greenlaw and Cloudman. Hit by pitched ball— Gammons 
2, Haskell, Wignott. Wild pitch— Libby. Umpire— GafE- 
ney. Time — Ih., 50m. 

Boivdoin 9, University of Maine 8. 
Bowdoin won her third consecutive victory Satur- 
day. It was a much harder game than either the Bates 
or Brown game. Bowdoin was crippled in the box, 
both Libby and Bacon being out of condition. Libby 
opened the game, but his arm was so weali that he 
was obliged to leave the box after the first inning. 
Bacon plucliily pitched the rest of the game, though 
his leg was severely strained. Wignott caught a fine 
game, except that he was a trifle slow in throwing 
to second. Bowdoin was very weali at first and in 
right field. Cloudman and Tyler are both Fresh- 
men and have lots to learn concerning base-ball. 
Bryant made two errors, but made up for them 
afterwards. Stanwood made a magnificent running 
catch of a long fly. The in-field of the Maine State 
team was superb. Pretto was one of the quickest 
short-stops that ever visited Bowdoin. Cushman 
pitched a very good game for Orono. He struck 
out twelve men. 

The game was a very exciting one to watch, 
although rather loose at times. Bowdoin took the 
lead at first, but surrendered it in the fifth inning. 
lu the seventh, Bowdoin's ever-fatal inning, Maine 
made four runs by a combination of errors and hits. 
It was then that the crowd got up and began to 
cheer the disheartened Bowdoin players. The white 
suits were encouraged, and, as a result, made three 
runs, bringing the score to 6 to 8 in favor of Maine. 
Bowdoin shut Maine out in the ninth, and made two 
scores herself by bunching the hits. That tied the 
score. Maine came to the bat and Bacon gave 
Dolley and Crockett bases on balls. Small got a 
little scratch hit, which Bryant got and caught 
Crockett at second and Dolley at the home plate in 
a pretty double play. Then Welch fouled out to 
Wignott. Bowdoin came to the bat with renewed 
courage. Greenlaw made a pass at the ball, and 
failed, but not so the second ball, which sailed mer- 
rily over the center-field's head for a two-bagger. 
Then Bryant made a nice little sacrifice, which put 
Greenlaw on third. Clarke came to the bat with 
lots of confidence, for be had made a double-bagger 



in the ninth. He batted a long fly out to center 
field, and Greenlaw came in during the process, 
making the score 9 to 8. Carpenter umpired. 
BOWDOIN. 

R BH TB PC A E 

Wignott, 1 1 2 8 

Greenlaw, 1., Capt 2 1 2 

Bryant, 3 1 1 1 3 3 2 

Clark, ss 1 1 2 2 3 1 

Libby, p 

Bacon, p. 2 3 

Cloudman, 1 1 1 111 2 2 

Stanwood, m 2 2 

Tyler, r 1 

Haskell, 2 2 i 

Totals 9 5 8 30 15 5 

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE. 

B BH TB PO A E 

Pretto, SS 2 2 1 3 

Palmer, 1 2 2 2 

Dolley, 3, Capt 1 2 2 1 1 

Crockett, r 2 1 

Small, 1 1 11 1 

Welch, m 2 2 2 1 

Clark, c 1 12 3 1 

Sprague, 2 1 1 3 1 

Cushman, p 4 1 

Totals 8 8 8 29 14 5 

SCORE BY INNINGS. 

12345 6 789 10 
Bowdoin ... 2 1 3 2 1—9 
U. of M. ... 1 1 2 4 0—8 
Two-base hits— Wignott, Greenlaw, Clark. Bases on 
balls— by Bacon 5, by Cushman 7. Struck out— by Bacon 
4, by Cushman 12. Hit by pitched ball— by Bacon 1, by 
Cushman 3. Wild pitches— Cushman 3. Passed balls- 
Clark 2. Time, 2 hours. 



Thursday, April 21st, the meeting was led by 
E. L. Laycock, '98. The subject was " Not to be 
ministered unto but to minister." The speaker took 
for his example the life of Christ, which, he pro- 
ceeded to show, was a life of self-sacrifice and of 
ministeriug to the sufferings of others. The sub- 
ject was well handled and the meeting was very 
interesting and profitable. 

Tuesday evening, the 3d, Mr. C. V. Vicery 
addressed the Y. M. C. A. Mr. Vicery is visiting 
the Y. M. C. A.'s of the state, endeavoring to bring 
to their attention the necessity of sending large 
delegations to Northfleld this summer. After speak- 
ing of Northfleld he gave many practical sugges- 
tions as to how the association may increase its 
helpfulness the coming year. 

Don't forget the Thursday evening meetings. 

Now that we have only one meeting a week let us 

make that doubly interesting to make up, in a 

I measure at least, for the loss of the Sunday meetings. 



M 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



®eba];irpg ^eeie{y. 

The Sophomore-Freshman Debate, which waste 
have coDstituted the first regular meeting of the 
society this term, was given up owing to the with- 
drawal of the Sophomores. No one could be found 
on short notice to fill the place left vacant by the 
absence of Mr. Burnell ; hence the action on the 
part of 1900. 

The second regular meeting for the terra was 
held in the Modern Languages Room, on Tuesday 
evening, May 3d, and after waiting unsuccessfully 
for the arrival of a quorum the society adjourned 
without transacting any business. 

Following the precedent set last year, no more 
regular meetings will be held during the remainder 
of the spring terra, but the annual meeting for the 
election of officers will be held on Tuesday, June 
7th, as required by the Constitution. 




'25.— The May Bookman 
'contains an article on Long- 
fellow and Holmes, with portraits 
and ftic-siniiles. Of Longfellow there 
is one taken during his youth, others at 
forty-four and fifty-five, and his last photo- 
graph taken shortly before his death. 

'50. — William P. Frye is one of the most popular 
men in public affairs to-day. His genuine patriot- 
ism appeals to the American people. A Washington 
correspondent thus writes of him : " Senator Frye 
has been about the most popular man in the Senate 
for the past week, while that great body has been 
discussing the resolutions for war against the 
Spaniard. Almost every utterance of his has been 
loudly applauded by the galleries, and on every 
occasion the frequent thumps of the vice-president 
have followed. In some instances he has warned 
the galleries that approval or disapproval on their 
part is against the rules, but it does not restrain the 
patriots who watch there from clapping hands vig- 
orously whenever the Senator makes one of his 
brief but determined assaults on some senator who 
is for peace at any price." 



'50. — General Oliver 0. Howard, U. S. A., who 
was a guest of the Congregational Club in Boston 
recently, made a stirring speech upon the present 
crisis. The General received a tremendous ovation, 
and when he referred to President McKinley as 
being " sound to the core," the big audience was 
aroused to the height of enthusiasm. After review- 
ing at length the causes which have led up to the 
war with Spain, General Howard said, in part : 

The Cubans have shown their faith by their 
works. They deserve the sympathy and help of 
this republic, and that sympathy and help are now 
tendered in a way that will bring to the island a 
permanent relief. Some men cry out that the 
Cubans are uneducated, but we have been educat- 
ing them for years and years. We have colonies of 
them in all our large cities, and many of the young 
men who are with Gomez to-day have been scientif- 
ically educated in our polytechnic institutions. I 
have no fear of the Cuban people not being able to 
govern themselves. The nations are still deceived 
by the cry of a defense of honor. But where is the 
honor of a government that has lived by extortion 
and that has murdered by starvation hundreds and 
thousands of its children 1 " 0, all that has ceased 
now," they tell us; but I am not disposed to trust a 
giant who has destroyed even one hundred children. 
I would restrain him, even if I believed in his gen- 
uine repentance, for fear of his backsliding. Some 
one recently said to me: "How would you have liked 
to have England and other nations intervene in 
1863?" I answered that if we had shut up women 
and children and old men in trochas and kept thera 
there by force, with insufficient or no food, until 
200,000 "of them had perished and thousands more 
had become only walking skeletons, the nations of 
the earth would not have been Christian nations 
had they not intervened to stop us in our madness. 

N., '5L— Dr. E. A. Thompson, the donor of the 
Thompson Library, recently dedicated in Dover, 
was born in Sangerville over seventy years ago 
and has lived nearly all his life in the town which 
he has so honored by his magnificent gift of a 
free public library. Choosing medicine as a pro- 
fession he studied with Dr. S. Laughton of Bangor, 
and upon the outbreak of hostilities between the 
two sections of the country he was on May I, 1862, 
appointed assistant surgeon and afterwards full 
surgeon in the 12th Maine Volunteers, and served 
until honorably discharged at the close of the war. 
In politics Dr. Thompson has always been a 
Republican, and besides holding the various town 
offices, has been a member of the Board of Trustees 
of the Insane Asylum for six years, and one of the 
trustees of the Reform School for three years. Dr. 
Thompson was a member of the House of Repre- 
sentatives in 1871; in 1873-4 served on the Gov- 
ernor's Council, and in 1872 was Surgeon-General on 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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the staff of Governor Perham. He is Vice-Presi- 
dent of tlie Maine Medical Association and has 
been one of the examining surgeons ever since 1867, 
with the exception of four years, and is President 
of the Kiueo National Bank. Dr. Thompson is a 
prominent member of the Grand Army of the 
Republic, being a member of Calvin S. Douty Post, 
and is also a member of the Loyal Legion. 

'52. — In its report of the meeting of Bosworth 
Post, April 21st, the Portland Argus says: "Mr. 
Swett made a graceful introduction of General J. 
L. Chamberlain, • the hero of Little Round Top, 
who held the loft of the line at the battle of Gettys- 
burg,' and the old soldier was given a splendid 
reception. General Chamberlain said that he would 
admit that he was not feeling well. This war means 
much to the young men and to the country at large, 
responsible as it is to the work God has ordained. 
These are great moments. We may feel duty call- 
ing us. We may think of the men who will respond 
so willingly. We think of the noble young men who 
will be the first to rush to arms. I stand before men 
who had a part in the noblest work of the century, 
equal to that of the fathers of the republic. You 
bad your part in that fearful, that glorious struggle. 
I do not know where duty will call me, or any of 
you. I know not how many of us will hear the 
bugle call of duty, but this I do know, that the 
young men your example has inspired will be there. 
I was one of the first to say publicly that the sink- 
ing of the Maine could not have been an accident. 
In her destruction I saw the evil intent of a hating 
enemy. I believe the destruction of the Maine was 
in itself an act of war, and that it was enough, but 
still this people held their peace while forming a 
IVont before which Spain must go down." 

General Chamberlain paid a high and very elo- 
quent tribute to President McKinley, and said that 
great credit is due to Speaker Reed, who " held that 
howling mob of patriots until the right moment 
arrived to act. He used his great power to the 
advantage of the state and the nation. He put 
aside his own feeling when it became his duty to 
remember the whole people, and ho gave his support 
to the President. 

"A country does not live for itself alone. It 
stands for something. It is to do something for 
others. The time has come for this whole united 
country to act for humanity, for women and chil- 
dren. The flag of the Maine is lifted higher than 
ever before, even to heaven. That flag was sunk, 
that ship was destroyed by an act of treachery, but 
that ship has become to us a watchword in the fore- 



front of battle, and the flag is lifted up as a sign 
and a symbol of patriotism. 

" But in this presence I would not speak of war 
except that we do not live for ourselves. I do not 
know but that the island of Cuba, for one hundred 
years a source of trouble to us, may not be an injury 
to us, but the question we have asked of the nations 
is, 'Shall we sit voiceless and dumb and weapon- 
less while these things are going on at our doors? 
Shall we stand for the rights of men V" 

He paid a high tribute to General Lee. He said 
the last time he saw General Lee was when he tried 
to prevent his own command from further progress, 
but his presence at Havana has been the means of 
drawing this country together. Perhaps this war 
is to bring the North and South together, and it 
will stand side by side, shoulder to shoulder. We 
shall be made one in heart as we are one in form 
before the nations of the earth. 

General Chamberlain said he could but rejoice 
that England is to stand with this country for 
humanity. With thrilling effect he said, "I feel 
that I want to be in the front of something." 

'54.— Rev. William Packard Tucker died Wednes- 
day night. May 4tb, in Pawtucket, R. I., of apoplexy. 
Mr. Tucker was born 64 years ago in Saco, and 
received his education in Otis Academy. He 
entered Bowdoin and graduated in the Class of '54. 
While in college he was the president of the Peu- 
cinian Society. At the close of his course he was 
made the Commencement orator, and was elected 
to * B K. He received the degree of A.M. in 1857, 
and in the same year was made tutor of Latin and 
Mathematics at Bowdoin, which position he held 
for two years, being appointed in 1859 instructor in 
Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. From 1857 
to 1862 he was the librarian of the college. In 
1862-3 he was principal of the Girls' High School, 
Portland, and during 1863-4, of the Boys' and Giris' 
High School. In the years 1864-65, he studied 
Theology with Bishop Burgess at Gardiner. He 
was ordered Deacon, July 12, 1865; Priest, Sep- 
tember II, 1865. In 1865-66 he was a missionary 
at Hallowell and Rockland. Since that time he has 
been in the following positions: Rector of Grace 
Church, Bath, 1866-69; of St. John's Church, 
Stockton, Cal., 1869-70; of St. Augustine's College, 
Bernicia, 1870-75; of St. Paul's Church, Holyoke, 
Mass., 1876-77; of Trinity Church, Pawtucket, 
R. I., from 1877 to his death. Rev. Mr. Tucker was 
the compiler of the "Catalogue of the Library of 
Bowdoin College" (1863). 

'61.— Prominent among the candidates for sheriff 



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of Androscoggin County is Stephen H. Manning of 
Lewiston. A number of people in this county 
demand that tlie prohibitory law shall be enforced 
to the letter, and it is said that these people will force 
the nomination of General Manning on that issue. 
General Manning is a man with a fine record as a sol- 
dier in the Civil War. He was a classinate]at Bow- 
doin College of Judge L. A. Emory of the Maine 
Supreme Court, Professor Alpheus Spring Packard, 
Gen. T. W. Hyde of Bath, Edward Stanwood, the 
well-known journalist, and was in college at the 
same time with Speaker Thomas B. Reed, as well 
as other distinguished men. General Manning was 
breveted a brigadier-general at the close of the war, 
and for many years after this time resided in^the 
South, where he was a sheriff in North Carolina for 
several years. Some time ago he returned to Lew- 
iston, where he has a fine residence, but he has 
taken no part in public affairs, and is not very 
generally known. 

'62. — The pleasing news comes from Washington 
thatGen.CharlesP. Mattocks of Portland will receive 
an appointment as major-general of volunteers. Gen- 
eral Mattocks is a graduate of Edward Little High 
School, Auburn, and of Bowdoin College, Class of 
1862; one of the bravest officers in the field and a 
man of culture and of great ability. He entered 
the United States service immediately after gradua- 
tion as first lieutenant in the Seventeenth Maine 
Volunteers, and participated in all the battles of the 
Army of the Potomac, from the first battle of Fred- 
ericksburg until the surrender of Lee, except for 
nine months when he was a prisoner of war. For 
gallant and meritorious service on the field of battle 
he was promoted through the various grades, and in 
May, 1865, was breveted brigadier-general to date 
from the surrender of Lee. He was taken prisoner 
at the battle of the Wilderness, and held as a pris- 
oner of war at Danville, Va., and at Macon, Ga., 
and at Charleston, S. C, was placed under fire as a 
hostage. He escaped from prison at Columbia, 
S. C, but was recaptured by the detachment of the 
Cherokee Indians then in the Confederate service. 
After being held in Danville and Libby prisons. 
General Mattocks was exchanged, and immediately, 
by permission of the Secretary of War, rejoined the 
17th Maine. General Mattocks was one of the five 
of that regiment's original thirty-four officers who 
served three years, and of the five he and Col. 
Edward Moore were the only two who escaped 
without wounds. 

H., '68.— Rev. Charles Munger, one of the oldest 
members of the Maine Methodist Conference, died 



at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Abbott, in Roch- 
ester, N. H., on April 29th. He was born in Roch- 
ester, N. H., October 29, 1818, and was the sou of 
Rev. Philip and Zapporah Munger. He was a stu- 
dent in the Maine Wesleyan Seminary from 1834 to 

1840, received on trial in the Maine Conference in 

1841, and with the exception of two years, 1848-49, 
supernumerary and superannuated, continued in 
effective service until 1887, a period of 45 years. 
While laid aside from active service by failing 
health in 1848, Mr. Munger enjoyed a trip to Eng- 
land by invitation of Captain Jar vis of Castine. 
In 1868 Mr. Munger received the honorary degree ■ 
of Master of Arts from Bowdoin College. He was 
sent as a delegate to the General Conference in 
1872 and again in 1876. Mr. Munger married Miss 
Celia J. Anderson of Fayette, August 8, 1841. There 
were seven children born to them, two of whom 
died in early life. 

H., '71.— Almon Augustus Strout died April 19th, 
at the Hotel Tourainc, Boston. He had started for 
California, lioping to regain his health, but was 
obliged to turn back. Mr. Strout was born in Lim- 
ingtou, Yt)rk County, May 8, 1835, son of Elishaand 
Mary (Hagan) Strout. Both parents were natives 
of Limington. His paternal ancestors were emi- 
grants from England, who settled near Cape Cod, 
but soon removed to what is now the city of Port- 
land. His mother was a daughter of Walter Hagan, 
a farmer, whose ancestors settled in Scarboro. 

Mr. Strout spent his early years upon a farm, 
during the winter months attending common school. 
After three years' attendance at North Bridgton and 
Fryeburg. academies, teaching fall and winter terms 
of school meanwhile, he commenced the study of 
law with Joel Eastman of Conway, New Hampshire, 
and ten mouths later entered the office of Howard 
& Strout in Portland, where he found as a fellow- 
student Eugene Hale, now United States senator 
from Maine, and with him was admitted to the bar 
of Maine on February 13, 1857. He at first located 
in Harrison, where he immediately built up a large 
and lucrative practice and acquired considerable 
reputation as a successful pleader in jury cases. In 
1863 he removed to Portland, where he succeeded 
to the business of Shepley & Dana, and in March, 
1866, he entered into a partnership with Gen. George 
F. Shepley, which continued until the appointment 
of General Shepley to the bench of the United States 
Court, in June, 1869. His association with General 
Shepley, combined with his own industry and abil- 
ity, brought a very large amount of business, and 
he soon made his way to the front rank of his pro- 



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fession both as a learned lawyer and a siiccessfnl 
advocate. 

Mr. Stront continued in practice until 1873, when, 
finding his increasing business too much to manage 
without assistance, he formed a partnership with 
George F. Holmes, under the firm name of Strout 
& Holmes. In 1882 he was appointed general coun- 
sel for the Grand Trunk Railway for New England, 
and in 1884 he became counsel for the Boston & 
Lowell Railroad, continuing as such until that road 
was absorbed by the Boston & Maine. 

In January, 1889, Mr. Strout opened an office in 
Boston, forming a partnership with William H. 
Coolidge, who had beeu associated with him as 
assistant counsel of the Boston & Lowell. In Jan- 
uary, 1895, Mr. Henry P. Strout, his son, was admit- 
ted to the firm. In 1897 Mr. Strout severed his 
connection with the Boston firm, which re-organized 
under the name of Coolidge & Strout, and in Novem- 
ber, 1897, he formed a new partnership for doing a 
general law business in Portland with C. A. Hight, 
who had been for some time associated with him in 
his railroad law work. 

Mr. Strout's early political afiSliations were with 
the Douglas wing of the Democratic party. At 
the breaking out of the rebellion ho identified him- 
self with the war Democrats, who labored for the 
preservation of the Union, and finding himself in 
accord with the Republican policy he voted for the 
re-election of Lincoln, and has ever since acted 
vi-ith the Republican party. 

His legal and political experience continued to 
rapidly widen. He acted for the United States as 
assistant counsel for the distribution of the Geneva 
award, and has been senior counsel for the govern- 
ment in many important cases. In 1879 Mr. Strout 
was elected representative to the State legislature 
fi'om Portland, but was deprived of his seat upon 
the pretext that although the returns showed his 
election by a clear majority of over 600 votes, it also 
contained the words, "scattering, forty-three votes." 
In the contest that followed, which resulted in the 
defeat of the Fusion party's attempt to control the 
legislature, Mr. Strout took a prominent and impor- 
tant part, serving as chairman of the committee 
chosen by the Republican members of the legisla- 
ture, to draw up a statement of their side of the 
case, with suitable interrogations for submission to 
the Supreme Court. The opinion of the court sus- 
tained the Republican side. of the controversy, and 
Mr. Strout's course and his services to the state 
having met with the recognition and approval of his 
constituents, he was returned to the legislature of 
1881, where, as chairman of the judiciary commit- 



tee, he took an active part in shaping the legisla- 
tion of the session. 

Mr. Strout was a Mason and a Knight Templar. 
He was married, December 23, 1861, to Mary R. 
Sumner, daughter of Samuel R. Sumner of Grand 
Rapids, Mich., who survives him, as does their son, 
Henry Francis Strout, born March 3, 1807. 

At a meeting of St. Stephen's Church, from' 
which he was buried, the following resolutions were 
adopted : 

In the death of Mr. Strout we are deeply sensi- 
ble of the loss the parish has sustained, and desire 
to place on record our high appreciation of his 
services both to the vestry and to the parish. 

At his death Mr. Strout was senior member of 
the vestry, having served the parish in this oflBce 
more than thirty years. During this long period 
he readily responded to every call upon him of what- 
ever kind; was wise in counsel, uniformly consider- 
ate and courteous in his intercourse with us. 

To his deeply afflicted widow and surviving sou 
we tender our warmest sympathies. 

The pall-bearers were Hon. William L. Putnam, 
Hon. Joseph W. Symonds, Hon. Henry B. Cleaves, 
General Manager C. M. Hays of the Grand Trunk 
Railway, Mr. Dennis W. Clark, Mr. John B. Coyle, 
Mr. George Burnham, Jr., and Mr. Joseph H Short. 

'75.— Parker P. Simmons, whose election to be 
superintendent of school supplies of Greater New 
York was recently noted, will have the disburse- 
ment of about $1,500,000 for supplies of all kinds. 
His selection to the offlce he now holds was prac- 
tically a foregone conclusion, for his fitness for the 
place had been demonstrated in many ways. In 
this instance the value of an education as an aid to 
success has been conspicuously emphasized. To a 
liberal education Mr. Simmons had added long 
experience as a public school teacher, a successful 
business career (he is still a member of the produce 
exchange of New York), a technical knowledge of 
book-making and book-selling, and a measure of 
executive ability that is rarely excelled. 

N., '77. — Hon. Edward H. Blake received an 
inquiry from the government recently concerning 
the availability of his fast steam yacht, Rex, for 
use by the United States Navy in the war. The 
Rex has received many improvements, besides a 
thorough overhauling, and she will be faster than 
ever. The negotiations for the purchase have not 
yet been completed. 

H., '81. — Ex-Mayor J. P. Baxter was recently 
re-elected President of the Portland Public Library. 

N., '82. — Arthur G. Staples has been proinoted by 
the Lewiston Journal to the editorial department. 
He has for some time very ably filled the chair of 
city editor. Mr. Staples is undoubtedly the bright- 



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est journalist in Maine. Tlie OraENT offers its con- 
gratulations to its editor-in-chief in 1881-82. 

'85. — Jolin A. Peters, Jr., was editor-iu-cbief 
of the Orient in 1884-5. He is now a prominent 
lawyer in Ellsworth. The Ellsworth American has 
this little note concerning a gathering of prominent 
men at Acadia Farm, owned by Judge Peters: 
" Several of the guests mentioned are good Bowdoin 
men, including Judge Wiswell, who was the second 
editor-in-cbief that the Orient ever had. Among 
the business men of Ellsworth, who break the 
monotony of city life by indulging in one phase or 
another of farming, is John A. Peters, Jr., attorney, 
and judge of the municipal court. Some years ago 
he secured about one hundred and twenty-five acres 
of land in Lamoine, gently sloping to the bay that 
lies between the mainland and the northern shore 
of Mt. Desert Island. Here he has made for him- 
self an ideal farm, highly cultivated and well 
stocked. An old farm-house, overlooking the bay, 
has been fitted with many modern conveniences, 
and furnished with the good taste that the judge 
and his etimable wife are known to possess. To this 
delightful spot, happily named Acadia Farm, Judge 
Peters invited a party of friends last Friday even- 
ing, and entertained them with characteristic hos- 
pitality. Dinner wa.s served at seven o'clock. The 
guests were: Judges L. A. Emery, '61, and A. P. 
Wiswell, '73, of the Supremo Court; Col. H. E. 
Hamlin of the Governor's staff; Rev. W. R. Hunt, 
'90, Hon. John B. Redman, '70, collector of the port ; 
Drs. George A. Phillips and J. F. Manning, M.'79, 
A. W. King, H. W. Cushman, M. Galiert, Henry 
Whiting, J. P. Knowlton, and F. W. Rollins of 
Ellsworth; Judge O. P. Cunningham, '69, and 0. 
F. Fellows, Bucksport; C. 0. Barrows of Portland." 

H., '86. — President Hyde was recently elected to 
the Board of Trustees of Phillips Exeter Academy, 
in place of Professor Charles F. Dunbar, who retires 
for personal reasons. On April 24th, President 
Hyde preached in the High Street Church, Port- 
land, taking for his text Galations vi., 2d and 5th 
verses : " Bear ye one another's burdens aud so ful- 
fil the law of Christ." "Each man' shall bear his 
own burden." 

'87. — Austin Cary has accepted the position of 
forestry expert for the Berlin Mills Company, a very 
responsible position. The pines Mr. Carey set out 
below the college wood are doing finely, and all per- 
sons should be cautious about setting fires in that 
vicinity. The restoration of the old college pines, 
of which Longfellow wrote, is a matter of very great 
interest to the college authorities. 

Med., '94.— Dr. William H. Dyer of Dover, N. H., 



has accepted the appointment of assistant surgeon 
of the First Regiment, N. H. N. G., with rank as 
captain, which was tendered him a few days ago'by 
Colonel W. W. Scott. Dr. Dyer was born in Port- 
land, March 17, 1869. He obtained his early edu- 
cation in the Portland public schools, graduating 
from the High School in 1889. He pursued a special 
course in physical culture at Harvard, after which 
he served fur a year as physical instructor at Phil- 
lips Exeter Academy. He was one]of the founders 
of the Portland Athletic Association. In 1894 he 
was graduated from the Maine Medical School and 
entered upon a year's service as house physician at 
the Maine General Hospital. After taking a post- 
graduate course in New York he practiced for a 
time in Waterbury, Conn. Dr. Dyer settled in 
Dover, November 1, 1897. During bis brief resi- 
dence there be has made himself very popular. 

'95. — Hiland L. Fairbauks is a corporal in the 
crack Company G from Bangor, in camp at Augusta. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of Lambda, 7,^,) 
May 6, 1898. \ 
Whereas, This Chapter has heard with sorrow 
of the death of one of its members, Thomas Stowell 
Crocker, of the Class of 1889, be it 

Resolved, That we mourn the loss of this brother 
of our Fraternity so soon removed from active labors 
of life ; and be it 

Besolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the bereaved family and published in the 
Bowdoin Orient. 

Frank Astor Thompson, 
Robert Earle Randall, 
Harry Benton Nbagle, 

Committee for Lambda. 

Hall of the Kappa op Psi Upsilon, ? 
May 6, 1898. S 
Whereas, We have learned with profound sorrow 
of the death of our beloved brother, William Pack- 
ard Tucker, of the Class of 1854, 

Besolved, That, in his removal from our midst, 
the Fraternity loses a true and loyal member, hon- 
ored and beloved by all; 

Besolved, That we deeply deplore his death, aud 
extend to his afflicted family our sincerest sympathy ; 
and 

Besolved, That copies of these resolutions be 
sent to the family of the deceased and to the Bow- 
doin Orient. 

Howard R. Ives, 
Edwin M. Nelson, 
Joseph W. Whitney, 

Committee for the Chapter. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol.. XXVIII. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 25, 1898. 



No. 3. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Roy L. Marston, '99, Editor-in-Chief. 

Byron S. Philoon, '99, Assistant Editor-in-Cliief. 

Frank L. Dutton, '99, Business Manager. 

Joseph W. Whitney, 1900, Assistant Business Manager. 

Drew B. Hall, '99. James P. Webber, 1900. 

Percy A. Barb, 1900. Frederick C. Lee, 1900. 

Arthur L. Griffiths, 1901. Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901. 



Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies 15 Cents. 

Extra copies can be obtained at tlie boolistores or on applica- 
tion to the Business Manager. 

licniittauces should be made to the Business Manag^er. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he wishes to have appended. 

Personal and news items may be mailed to Box 1071, Bruns- 
wick, Me., or dropped in the Orient box in the College l>ibrary. 

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 



CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXVIII., No. 3.— May 25, 189S. 

Editorial Notes 29 

Psi Upsilon Convention 31 

Bowdoin Vekse : 

Ye Studente 32 

Lake Erie 32 

CoLLEGii Tabula 33 

Athletics .35 

y. M. C. A 40 

Personal 40 

In Memoriam 44 




imber of the Okient will 
be the special Ivy number. As it will con- 
tain a full report of the exercises, together 
with all the parts in full, it will not be out 
until the Wednesday after Ivy Day. It will 
therefore be a week late. All wishing extra 
copies of this number to send away may 
secure them of the business manager at the 
usual Ivy-Day price of twenty cents. 



TT7HE influence of the war is felt perhaps 
^ in no community more keenly than within 
our own college halls. The general trend of 
thought and ambition is turned toward Wash- 
ington andChickamauga. The war has shown 
how unprepared this country is for a great 
war, and it is to be hoped that it will teach 
a lasting lesson to those men who shout down 
all appropriations for army and navy. The 
sluggish policy which hitherto has been this 
country's, must be given ujj, if we are to sur- 
vive the land thirst of our powerful neigh- 
bors across the seas. The picture of poor old 
China to-day is growing pathetic. But why, 
why are the powers of Europe appropriating 
the big slices of her territory ? Why is Great 
Britain, Russia, Germany, and even little 
Japan holding China's ports and China's best 
lands? It's only a matter of time and national 
etiquette before China will be no more, and 



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the different provinces will be British China, 
German China, etc. The grand reason for 
these conditions is that China has no military 
and naval strength. It would be a pitiable 
sight to have our own glorious land cut up 
and ruled by the monarchs of Europe. 

The United States must be strong to 
endure. She must be far stronger than to- 
day. There must be something beside pat- 
riotism and willingness-to-serve. There is no 
dearth of men who would gladly shoulder a 
musket for the country's service. Few pow- 
ers could equal the number of soldiers which 
America could turn out. But the government 
could do nothing for them after a paltry 
hundred thousand liad been cared for. There 
would be no equipments and there would be 
no military knowledge. 

As a college, Bowdoin can do nothing 
toward equipments, but Bowdoin has a duty 
to perform as regards military knowledge. 
The United States government stands ready 
to send an educated officer to Bowdoin to 
teach its students the trick of military 
science. The government offers arms, as 
many as the college authorities might ask for. 

It is no new idea to urge that the college 
authorities add to the Bowdoin curriculum a 
course in military science. The truth of the 
affirmative argument has been plain for sev- 
eral years. To-day it is made particularly 
clear by the circumstances which surround 
us. We watch with a feeling akin to envy 
and chagiin our sister colleges sending their 
trained soldiers to the front at the first call 
for arms. Bowdoin, proud and glorious in 
all other things, willing to throw the gaunt- 
let before any college in the land in athlet- 
ics, culture, and brains, must stand, to-day, 
unable to show a score of men of sufficient 
military knowledge to be of ready service at 
this moment. We must sit at our study 
tables and watch our brothers from other 
colleges march by ready, if need be, to fire 
the first volley. 



Bowdoin has the same heait and patriot- 
ism. There is as much willingness here to 
the square inch as there is at any college in 
the land. Witness that one-half the college 
roll came forward for drill, when it seemed 
possible to secure guns. If the war lasts 
long enough, Bowdoin will have her full 
quota in the ranks. It will never be said 
that a Bowdoin man waited to be drafted. 
But our condition is a sorry sight. We point 
with just pride to the three hundred names 
upon the bronze memorials in Memorial Hall! 

What a difference, had Bowdoin enjoyed 
the privilege of the military training which 
has been in vogue at Harvard, Brown, Tech, 
and other colleges. They were ready ; we 
were not. The war has its lessons for Bow- 
doin as well as for the country. This pres- 
ent war seems to be the forerunner of more 
serious complications. If Bowdoin is not 
ready another time, the fault will lie at the 
door of the governing boards. The student 
body is ready and anxious to elect military 
scieiice, under tlie proper conditions. 

Bowdoin had militarj'' diill for ten yeai-s. 
The question is asked, "If it was a good 
thing, why was it discontinued ? " It was not 
discontinued because it was not a good thing. 
It was discontinued because the college 
then was not large enough and strong enough 
to support it. To-day it is large enough and 
strong enough. Conditions are very much 
different. In the seventies there was but 
very little interest anywhere in military mat- 
ters; to-day the high schools are sending men 
to college well versed in preliminary military 
science. Then the students were compelled 
to drill; to-day they ask the boards to fur- 
nish them with the course. Nowadays there 
is a growing necessity for a training in tac- 
tics. The military organizations are becom- 
ing the social and high-class organizations 
which young men wish to join. The crack 
regiments have requirements so high that a 
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is required. Especially true is this in all the 
large cities. Magnificent armories attest to 
the social and operatic returns of well-known 
regiments. 

It is not necessary to go over the long 
list of virtues of military drill itself upon the 
phj'sical man. They are too manifest to 
merit discussion. That a military organiza- 
tion would be a success here there seems to 
be no question. Its social possibilities would 
be many. In other colleges "Tlie Cadets" 
are the leaders in everything social. The 
experiment in other colleges has proved a 
great success, and now Bowdoin has uo 
excuse for not giving her undergraduates the 
advantages possessed at other institutions. 

The Orient hopes that the Faculty and 
Boards will take steps in this direction at the 
coming meeting. So here's to the Bowdoin 
militant. 



in HE editors of the '99 Bugle have some 
^ sensible advice for the present Sopho- 
more Class concerning elections to the 1900 
Bugle board. The advice which they offer 
is that the Sophomores should use all possible 
haste in electing and organizing their editorial 
board. The work which the modern college 
annual demands cannot be done off-hand in 
a few weeks ; and the class that puts off their 
election to the last minute is badly handi- 
capped. The college to-da}' expects the Bugle 
to come up to a certain excellence. And well 
it should, because the annual goes all over 
the country and is the only representative 
the college has in many cases. The Bowdoin 
fraternities exchange annuals with probably 
every recognized institution in this countr}'. 
The college is necessarily judged more or less 
by the Bugle. The Orient would suggest 
to the Sophomores that they elect their board 
without delay and that they begin at once 
upon the work of theii' Bugle. Money will 
do much, but care and time will do more. 



T17HERE is one thing that Bowdoin's beau- 
-^ tiful campus lacks — not only lacks, needs 
very much. That is a flag of the country. 
With all our beautiful buildings and grounds, 
the college should surely have the emblem 
which inspires men to better things. We may 
look from one end of the campus to the other, 
into every nook and corner, we cannot find 
a flag so large as a red bandanna. It is a 
shame and a slight to the memory of three 
hundred Bowdoin soldiers. The Orient 
wishes to call the attention of the Faculty 
to this matter, and to particularly request 
that something be done at once about it. 
The Orient is seconded in this by the whole 
college and alumni. It would suggest that 
a flag-staff be erected in front of Memorial 
Hall ; that a large flag be purchased, and that 
the college make it the duty of one of her 
many workmen to care for it. 



Psi Upsilon Convention. 

TpHE Sixt3'-fifth Annual Convention of the 
■'■ Psi Upsilon Fraternity was held with 
Mu Chapter, at Minneapolis, Minn., on 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdaj', and Friday, 
May 3, 4, 5, and 6. On Tuesday evening an 
informal smoker was given to enable the 
delegates to become acquainted, at the West 
Hotel. On Wednesday afternoon the dele- 
gates were received by two of the Sororities, as 
the ladies' societies are called, of the Univer- 
sity, Kappa Kappa, Gamma, and Alpha Phi. 
Wednesday evening the public literary exer- 
cises were held in Plymouth Church. Pres- 
ident Adams of the University of Wisconsin, 
ip, '61, was the orator of the evening. The 
convention poem was read by Charles Floyd 
McClure, P, '95. The Mu Chapter, Thursday 
evening, gave a dance in the armory of the 
university to the visiting delegates. The 
annual banquet was held in the West Hotel 
on Friday evening. Kappa Chapter of Bow- 
doin was represented by Howard R. Ives, 



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'98. The Bowdoin alumni present at the 
convention were Albert T. Boardinan, '73, 
John O. P. Wheelwright, '81, John Wash- 
burn, '82, Mortimer H. Boutelle, '87, all of 
Minneapolis. 



Bowdoir^ ^ep§e. 

Ye Studente. 

Whence, manye myles from college halles, 
He makes yonge ladyes evenynge calles, 
Each one of them hys name extols, 
And bragges about hys knowledge ; 
And on hys necke in rapture falles, 
Because he is in college. 

But in ye deare old classic towne, 
Ye faire sexe gentlye turns hym downe ; 
Around hys necke no arm is throwne. 
For that would not be prudente ; 
Far from a kysso, he gettes a frowne, 
Because — he is a studente. 

And yet, in alle sinceritye, 
I thynke you will agree wythe me 
That if hys friends atte home could see 
Hys brashuesse and imprudenoe, 
They'd lykewise act as bye decree, 
And cease they're love for studeutes. 

—J. W. C, '98. 



Lake Erie. 

Gather round me, mates, and listen. 

While I tell to you a tale 
Of the days when I was younger 

And in Perry's ship made sail. 

Lawrence was the name they called her. 
And she was a gallant boat; 

Never had the Great Lakes' waters 
Seen a better one afloat. 

Well, you know, we fought the British 
Eighteen-twelve the war began; 

I was twenty then, and in me 

Had the strength of a grown man. 

On the waters of Lake Erie 

Kode our gallant fleet one day. 

Sheltered as it lay at anchor 
By the shores of Put-in Bay. 



Laughing in the morning sunbeams. 
Round the vessels ripples played, 

And the land wind quickly rising, 

Kissed " Old Glory" where she swayed. 

When appeared the British squadron. 
Canvas set and spars braced tight, 

And their decks were stript and ready 
And their guns run out for fight. 

Quickly then we manned the vessels 
And we sailed from out the bay. 

Sailed against the hostile squadron 
That had challenged our array. 

Perry, eager for the battle, 

Soon his consorts left behind, 
For the Lawrence only of them 

Was the one to catch the wind. 

Fatal was the Are that met us. 

Sweeping all our men from deck. 

Till at last, the good ship sinking, 

Dropped from out the fight, a wreck. 

To his side then Perry called us, 
"Clear away the gig!" said he, 

And he named a crew to row her, 
With that number he named me. 

Through the thickest fight we rowed him 

In that rocking, tossing boat, 
'Round us shot and shell were pouring, 

But safe through them did we float. 

Perry held his precious banner 

Worked with "Don't give up the ship," 
And his face was bright and eager, 

And a smile was on his lip. 

When we reached the sloop Niag'ra, 
Like a bloodhound from the slip. 
All her sails set, straight upon them 
Went our gallant little ship. 

Through them sailed, and turned, and raked 
them. 
Till they hauled their ensigns down, 
And the battle's strife was finished. 
And the day was all our own. 

Mates, Pra old, and gray and shattered, 

Life for me will soon be o'er, 
Fill your cups, then, mates, and listen. 

Drink with me this one toast more. 



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While tbe sky is still above us, 
Man ou land, aud ship at sea, 

May "Old Glory's" pride and honor 
Ever in all true hearts be. 

— F, C. L., 1900. 




A class in drawing from 
life has been recently formed, 
aud is now being instructed by Mr. 
Currier at the Art Buildiug. These 
art courses are not so much appre- 
ciated as they should be, and it is to 
be hoped that in another year more interest will be 
shown by the undergraduate body in this, one of 
the most useful departments of the college. 

Violets are in their prime. 

May-flowers are nearly gone. 

Three and a half more weeks. 

Plaisted, '94, was here recently. 

Scrub games of ball are frequent. 

Morson, '98, is away from college. 

McCallum, '97, was on the campus. 

Professor Robinson has been out of town. 

Rowell, 1900, was in Waterville last week. 

Trout fishing is an enticing sport nowadays. 

Short, 1901, has been out with a lame ankle. 

The orioles have arrived, also apple blossoms. 

Clough, 1900, was injured while bicycle riding. 

Corliss, 1901, has been sick with typhoid fever. 

President Hyde preached in the Wellesley Chapel 
recently. 

The Freshman Surveying Class is now to be in 
the field. 

Professor MacDonald gave the Juuiors an adjourn 
last Wednesday. 

Professor Lee took members of 1900 on a botan- 
izing trip on the 18th. 

Phillips, 1900, has returned from his home, where 
sickness had detained him. 

It is not yet known whether the Freshman meet 
will be held in Brunswick or Waterville. 



" The Bugle will be out in about two weeks." 

The open cars were put on the electric road last 
week. 

Stoves are disconnected with the chimneys now- 
adays. 

Can the Medics play ball? Watch Bryant and 
Jonah. 

Moulton, '98, substituted in a Bath school 
recently. 

See the " Bowdoin fence" between Maine and 
Winthrop. 

Laferriere, 1901, First Maine, was on the campus 
on the 19th. 

The Bath and Lewiston electric roads are pro- 
gressing nicely. 

" O'Hooligau's Wedding" failed to appear at the 
appointed time. 

A small whale was captured off Harpswell ou the 
week of the 15th. 

Freshman ode contestants have all turned in 
their productions. 

More men should see the Cleaveland Cabinet in 
Massachusetts Hall. 

Tbe Glee and Mandolin Clubs play in Hartland 
and Augusta this week. 

Laferriere, 1901, goes to Chickamauga with the 
First Maine Volunteers. 

The Freshmen are training for the meet with 
the other Maine colleges. 

The "fatal seventh" in the Boston College game 
was fatal for the visitors. 

The Bugle is much like the Spaniards. The 
answer always is, "Nanana." 

Notices about bicycle riding on the sidewalk do 
not seem to have much effect. 

President Hyde preached at Willistou Church, 
Portland, a Sunday or so ago. 

A number of women went about the campus in 
a systematic manner last week. 

Shaw's bulletin-board is getting to be as much 
of an objective point as the post-ofQce. 

The present Freshman Class matriculated before 
President Hyde the 26th of last month. 

The chapel bell has been ringing noons very 
regularly for the Senior and Junior marching. 

Haines, '97, was on the campus a few days since 
and took part in the base-ball practice. He is to 
preach during the summer at Albany, Me. 



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Professor Chapman recently spent a few days 
with Dr. F. H. Gerrish of Portland. 

Briggs, '99, and Lancey, '99, who have been out 
for several weeks, have returned to college. 

The class in mineralogy, under Professor Robin- 
son, had an expedition on Thursday the 19th. 

Professor Moody will soon go to Washington 
Academy, East Machias, to hold examinations. 

The class in drawing from life meets on Wednes- 
days and Saturdays from 10 to 12 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. 

The subjects for the second themes of the term, 
which were due Tuesday, May 17th, are as follows: 

1. Causes of Decline in American Ship-Building. 

2. Co-education: Has it Proved Successful ? 

3. Military Drill in the Public Schools. 
i. Milton's "Areopagitica." 

The feeling of the college goes out with intense 
interest toward the boys of our well-handled ball 
team. 

Scrub teams from '99 and 1900 played a game of 
base-ball on the athletic field on the 18th. 1900 won, 
15 to 5. 

The engagement of Sturtevant, of the Medical 
School, to Miss Ida Palmer of Brunswick, is an- 
nounced. 

The Freshmen are reading now "Lo Voyage de 
M. Perrichon," and have just finished -'La Belle 
Niveruaise." 

Webber, 1900, has been lay reader at the Epis- 
copal Church on one or two occasions within the 
last month. 

The boys are going down to hear Elijah Kellogg 
preach now. A pleasing tribute was paid to him in 
a recent paper. 

Professor Chapman went to Bangor on the 16th, 
to attend the trustees' meeting of the Bangor The- 
ological Seminary. 

Bicycle trips are now being taken to all points of 
interest. Orr's Island, Mere and Simpson's Points 
are visited largely. 

The decorative garden between Memorial and 
Massachusetts has been put in shape for the orna- 
mental plants to be put there. 

The idle students who loaf about the station 
are waked up every now and then by the sight of a 
blue-coat on his way to or from Augusta. The 
troops, it is stated, will pass through Brunswick 
this week and will probably, be given a grand ova- 
tion—one that they will remember when they 
swelter in the climate of Chickamauga. 



The genial Mike's ardor was a little dampened 
one day last week; but we soon hope to see him 
sport his Bowdoin ribbons again. 

Bob Evans has bicycle votes up in the thousands. 
He has a good chance to win, and if all will give 
him their votes he probably will do so. 

The college tennis tournament is now just being 
finished. The Intercollegiate Tournament is to be 
held at Waterville the first week in June. 

These warm days the change in the verdure is 
visible. Violets are to bo found on the athletic field 
and to the south of the Walker Art Building. 

The latest ihiprovements on the college ground 
include a neat iron fence between North Maine and 
South Appleton. The grading of the paths is still 
going on. 

Professors Lee and MacDonald are among those 
who have recently lectured before the high school 
and upper classes of the grammar schools of 
Brunswick. 

Bangoi-, Poi'tlnnd, and Bath High Schools have 
seceded from the Interscholastic Association, and 
are anxious to accept the terms proposed by Bow- 
doin College. 

" John " is about the gymnasium once again after 
his severe illness. He has been sick since Febru- 
ary, and suffered from pneumonia, followed by 
rheumatic fever. 

The Seniors, under Marshal Stanwood, have 
been marching in the chapel, while the Juniors, 
under Marshal Philoon, are preparing for their 
Ivy-Day exercises. 

The ball team was at Amherst on Wednesday 
the 18th, played with Tufts the next day, and 
returned to Maine in time for the Colby game at 
Waterville on Saturday, the 21st. 

When the imperfect bricks which are now being 
taken from the walls of the Science Building are 
replaced by new ones, the building will be almost 
absolutely perfect even in its details. 

F. M. Short, 1901, is the representative of 
Loring, Short & Harmon of Portland, and Griffiths, 
1901, is the agent of Horace Partridge & Co. Both 
have tennis and athletic goods on sale. 

The following clipping from the Kennebec Jour- 
nal shows " what might have been": 

Captain Thompson, of the newly-organized Bow- 
doin military company, was among the visitors. 
With his two years of West Point experience and 
his 150 Bowdoin recruits, they would make a. valu- 
able addition to the state forces. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



35 



Several of tbe Sunday afternoon discourses in 
chapel lately have bad to do with the war. On 
May 8th, President Hyde spoke of the lessons to be 
learned from Dewey's victory at Manila. 

Several men, representing various firms, have 
been busy engaging students as book agents or 
picture sellers during tbe summer vacation. Their 
efforts have not been greatly successful. 

At a meeting of tbe Reading-Room Association 
tbe following officers were elected : President, 
Randall, '99; Directors, Phillips, '99, Wignott, '99, 
Phillips, 1900, F. L. Hill, 1901 ; Manager, Gardner, 
1900. 

The Juniors have elected the following men to 
take part in the prize declamation to be held June 
20th: Lavertu, Dana, Briggs, Dutton, Cram, L. L. 
Cleaves, Jennings, Thompson, W. H.Smith, Philoon, 
Moulton, and Sturgis. 

The Examining Committee of the Board of 
Overseers recently visited the college and inspected 
the work being carried on. Out of tbe whole com- 
mittee there were present Judge Foster, Judge 
Emery, and C. W. Packard, Esq. 

One of the recent notices on tbo bulletin -board 
was that with reference to enlistment, and read: 
" Wanted — Fifty able-bodied men to serve in tbe 
United States Volunteer Army. Apply to Captain 
Goodwin, Company K, Brunswick." 

Elections for the Glee and Mandolin Clubs will 
be held this week. Men are strongly advised to 
practice on their instruments during tbe summeri 
both old men and those desiring places in the fall- 
The benefit to tbe club and to themselves will be 
great enough to repay all effort. 

As a matter of history, very few Bowdoiu 
students ever marry Bath girls with whom in their 
college days they are so prone to flirt. Bath girls 
who accompany their Bowdoiu friends to the mid- 
night train to say good-bye to tbo boys after long 
evening calls should remember this fact or, at any 
rate, their parents should. — Bath Independent. 

Our campus will now be our pride, for visible 
reasons. Men are working on it constantly and 
keeping it in fine condition. The havoc wrought 
by the winter storms has been almost entirely rem- 
edied, and the object now is to keep prolific nature 
within bounds set by our idea of the picturesque. 

The trees around the athletic field are well pat- 
ronized during our games, and wagon loads drive 
up beside the fence, and by standing up, have a full 
view. At the last game there was, roughly esti^ 
mating, one-third as many viewing the proceedings 



from over the fence as there were inside. Small 
boys are expected to do so, but there should be 
some gentle way of subduing elder people incliued 
to see tbe sights without consulting the captain's 
office. 

The night after the Amherst game tbe boys col- 
lected in front of the chapel while the bell was being 
rung. The bell rang an hour and then, being dark, 
a large bon-flre was built over tbe spot on which 
burned the fire of tbe Brown celebration. Again 
the campus was illuminated by tbe fire of victory. 

The Glee and Mandolin Club gave an excellent 
concert in Memorial Hall on Thursday, May 12th, 
for tbe benefit of the Base-Ball Association. The 
singing was excellent, and the mandolin part of the 
concert went off with great vim. Mr. Merrill's 
mandolin solo, " Don't be Cross, Dear Heart, with 
Me," was very well done, and the maudola solo by 
Jordan, 1900, also came in for a large share of 
praise. There were exactly twenty-six students in 
the audience. 

Professor H. C. Emery delivered a most interest- 
ing lecture in Memorial Hall on Friday evening. 
May 19th. His subject was the "Laureate of an 
Empire"— Rudyard Kipling. There is something 
unique about Kipling, and he is now so popular 
that any new words about him are listened to with 
the greatest interest. To the Kipliug lovers in 
college, Professor Emery's lecture, bringing out as 
it did tbe strength of the poet, and showing wherein 
that strength lay, was a treat indeed. There was 
a large and appreciative audience, showing that 
these lectures given by tbe college authorities are 
popular both among the students and the towns- 
people. 



Bowdoi)i 11, Colby 0- 

Bowdoin won her fourth consecutive victory, May 
11th, at Brunswick, from Colby. The day was cold 
and threatening, but nevertheless an intensely excit- 
ing game was played on the Whittier Athletic Field, 
which easily recompensed one for the shivers that 
occasionally were felt. 

Both had their best teams in the field, fur it was 
a most important game, being one of the League 
games ; staunch backers from both colleges throno-ed 
the grand-stand and side lines. The practice gave 
evidence of a good game ahead, and when Mr. 
Carpenter cried " play ball," at 2.30 o'clock, every one 
settled down to a treat in base-ball. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



"Lib" speeded the ball — a present from Mike — 
like a Trojan, and Cushman only scratched to Bryant. 
Tupper did even less, and took his bench after three 
wild tries at the ball. Hudson managed to put a 
fly up in the air, but Captain Greenlaw mittened it, 
and Mike's new ball had earned a shut-out. Wignott 
got his first by an error on a scratch to Hudson, and 
advanced to third on a two-bagger by "Greeny." 
Bryant singled, clearing the bases. Clark also 
singled, advancing Bryant, who scored on a fumble 
by Rice. Clark here took a try at stealing third, 
but Putnam beat him out and Clark was sent in. 
Jonah died at first on a grounder to third. Haskell 
singled, but got out at second on Gould's scratch to 
that base. 

Putnam opened the second inning by getting his 
first on a grounder to Bryant, and stole second. Rice 
didn't leave the home plate, as "Lib" and "Jake'' 
played pass three times. Rowell flew out to Clark; 
Webb got a little scratch, but an error by Gould let 
in Putnam and left Webb on first. Scannell flew 
out to Sfanwood, making the side out. Stanwood 
got a hit, but Libby and Wignott both struck out, 
and Greenlaw only tapped a grounder to second. 

In the tliird, Colby tarried only long enough for 
Nevvenham to fly out to Clark, and for Cushman and 
Tupper to threaten to hit Libby's pitching. Bryant 
and Clark both got out on fielded hits, but Jonah got 
his second on a hit which couldn't be fielded. Has- 
kell drew a base on balls, but Gould scratched out. 

Hudson opened the fourth by fanning out. Putnam 
got first on balls ; Rice made a hit, Rowell did like- 
wise, and Putnam scored. Webb did like Hudson ; 
Rice scored on a passed ball; Scannell drew the 
mate to Putnam's, but "Horace" ended his side's 
batting by flying to "Teddy.'.' Stanwood trotted 
to first on balls ; Libby scratched to Webb, and a 
double play cleared the bases. Wignott got out on 
a scratch to Newenham. 

Cushman, in the fifth, struck out. Tupper 
scratched out to Clark, and Wignott captured a foul 
off from Hudson. Greenlaw hit the ball with his 
leg and rested on first. Bryant put up a fly over 
first and died. Clark got first on a grounder, and 
Greenlaw scored. Jonah fouled out. Haskell hit for 
one base ; Cloudman got three strikes, but Scannell 
dropped the ball, and then threw it at Cloudman's 
anatomy instead of first base. Stanwood finished 
the nianoeuvering by putting a fly out to center. 

Something happened in the sixth. Putnam 
fouled ; then a few hits followed by Rice, Rowell, 
Webb, Scannell, and even by Horace scoring in all 
four runs ; Bacon here took the box, but the first 
went wayward and Newenham scored ; Cushman 



got a hit but died on a steal to second ; Tupper fell 
against a dead ball ; Hudson got first on poor field- 
ing ; Putnam drew another base on balls ; Rice made 
three out by flying to Greenlaw ; Bacon stopped a 
ball with his arm ; Wignott cracked a liner to flrst, 
but Rowell, by a beautiful catch, made a double play ; 
Greenlaw touched the sphere for a hit ; Bryant batted 
up a fly to centre. 

In the seventh, Rowell, Webb, and Scannell went 
out on a scratch, a fly to flrst, and a fly to center 
respectively. Clark got his third on a scratch and 
wild throw. Jonah received four balls, the next two 
struck out; but hits were then in order by Stanwood, 
Bacon, Wignott, Greenlaw, and Bryant, scoring in 
all six runs. Clark ended the farce by a scratch to 
short. 

Newenham opened the eighth with abase on balls, 
the next two retired with what were supposed 
to be attemjjts at bunting, hits by Hudson and Put- 
nam scored a run, and a foul from Rice made three 
out. Bowdoin I'etired with a scratch, a fly, and a 
strike out. 

Colby's last try at the bat ended by a scratch to 
flrst, a fly to Bacon, and a long fly to center, which 
Stanwood converted in one of the prettiest grand- 
stand catches ever made here, and ended the game. 

Colby's out-fleld is all right, and with men like 
Rowell and Scannell in the in-field, they play good 
base-ball. For Bowdoin, Stanwood did excellent 
work in the field, Greenlaw also was in evidence. 
Bacon pitched winning ball, with "Jake" to capture 
the strike outs, while Clark and Bryant played for 
the pennant. 

Following is the summary : 

BOWDOIN. 

AE R EH TE PO A E 

Wignott, c 5 2 1 1 8 

Greenlaw, If 4 3 3 i 2 

Bryant, 3b 5 1 2 2 1 1 

Clarke, ss 4 2 1 1 2 1 

Jonah, rt 4 1 1 2 1 

Haskell, 2b 4 2 2 1 1 

Gould, lb 2 1 1 

Cloudman, lb 3 (5 1 

Stanwood, cf 3 1 2 2 3 1 

Libby, p 2 

Bacon, p 1 1 1 1 2 3 

Totals 37 11 13 15 27 8 1 

COLBY. 

AB B EH TB PO A E 

Cushman, If 5 1 1 

Tupper, cf 4 3 

Hudson, 3b 5 1 1 2 

Putnam, rt 2 2 1 

Rice, 2b 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 

Rowell, lb 5 1 2 2 11 

Webb, ss 5 1 1 1 5 1 

Soaunell, c 4 1 1 1 5 1 1 

Newenham, p 3 2 1 1 2 1 

Totals 37 9 9 9 24 10 5 



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Two-base hits — Greenlaw, Jonah. Passed balls — Wig- 
nott 2. AVild pitches — Bacon. Struck out — by Llbby, 
Cushman 2, Tupper2, Hudson, Rice, Webb; by Newen- 
ham, Wignott, Haskell, Cloudman 3, Libby. Hit by 
pitched balls — by Newenhain. Bases on balls — by Libby 
2, by Bacon 2, by Newenham 3. Double plays— Rowell, 
unassisted; Webb, Rice and Rowell. Umpire, Carpenter. 



Bowdoin 15, Boston College 6. 

Victory number five was won Saturday, May 14th, 
on Whittier Field, from Boston College. Tiie game 
was close and interesting until the eighth inning, 
when tlie visitors made several errors and Bowdoin 
bunched her liits, yielding eight runs. Bowdoin 
tried Pratt, a Freshman, in the box, and he pitched a 
good game. Both first basemen were off in their 
work, three errors each being charged to Cloudman 
and Does. Bryant played his usual fine game at 
third, and made two hits when they were most 
needed. Slattery and Cassidy played well for the 
visitors. Captain Greenlaw's manner of ruling his 
team was very pleasing in comparison with the harsh 
and noisy way of the visiting captain. 

The score : 

BOWDOIN. 

BH PO A E 

Wignott, c 1 9 

Greenlaw, If 1 1 

Bryant, 3b 2 4 4 

Clarke, ss 2 2 2 

Haskell, 2b 2 1 1 

Pratt, p 3 3 

Stauwood, cf 2 2 

Cloudman, lb 1 7 1 3 

Smith, rf 2 

Totals 14 27 13 4 

BOSTON COLLEGE. 

BH PO A E 

Cassidy, cf 2 2 9 

W. Crowley, 2b 4 3 2 

Slattery, c 2 8 1 

Loughry, p 1 3 

Hartuett, If 

Does, lb 7 3 

Butters, ss 1 2 1 

E. Crowley, rf 1 2 

Doland, 3b 1 1 1 

Totals 8 24 10 7 

SCORE BY INNINGS. 
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Bowdoin ....01003038 x— 15 
Boston College .2 0030000 1—6 

Kuns made— by Wignott 2, Greenlaw 2, Bryant 2, Clark, 
Haskell, Pratt 2, Stauwood, Cloudman, Smith 3, Cassidy 
2, W. Crowley, Slattery, Butters, E. Crowley. Two-base 
hits— Cassidy. Stolen bases— Pratt, Loughry, Doland, 
W. Crowley. Bases on balls — by Pratt 3, by Loughry 4. 
Struck out— by Pratt 3, by Loughry 4. Double play— 
Loughry, W. Crowley and Does. Hit by pitched ball— 
Pratt, Smith, Butters. Umpire, Carpenter. Time, 2h., 
15m. 



Bowdoin 6, Amherst 5. 

For a crowd of cripples it must be confessed that 
the team made a good showing on its Massachusetts 
trip. The college expected nothing better than a 
good game, but the team was in better condition 
than it seemed. It kept up its good work of winninu- 
out in the last of the game. The Bowdoin alumni 
who attended the game were jubilant, as they should 
be. The game was, without doubt, the hottest of 
the year. A fourteen-innings game is a rare bird in 
college base-ball. Bowdoin has this year shown 
that her place is in the big college class in athletics. 

Their Wednesday game at Amherst was the hot- 
test of the year. Bacon did the pitching, Clark 
playing at short and Libby at first. Bacon showed 
that he was a great ball player. He pitched a 
wonderful game. 

Bowdoin opened up with a run and maintained 
its lead until the seventh inning, when, on hits by 
Whitney and Thompson, Amherst scored two runs 
and got a lead. The Amherst crowd shouted loud 
and long, but their joy was short-lived, for Bowdoin 
tied the score in the eighth. 

From then to the close was one of the most 
exciting games ever played on the Amherst grounds. 
For five innings neither side got a man over the 
plate. Amherst came in for the fourteenth inning to 
do or die, and the run that crossed the plate was 
supposed to have won the game. Bowdoin hung on 
with determined grit, and with two out, Bryant, 
Bacon, and Cloudman got on to Bushman's pitching 
for sharp, clean drives, sending two men over the 
plate and winning the game. 

Bowdoin played a magnificent game, Bryant 
fielding beautifully, and Bacon playing a star game. 
Clark's work at short was remarkable. The score : 
BOWDOIN. 

AE BH PO A E 

Wignott, c 6 1 3 l i 

Greenlaw, 1 (j i i o 

Bryant, 3 7 2 5 1 

Bacon, p 7 2 1 10 2 

Cloudman, r 5 2 1 

Clark, s 6 1 5 6 

Libby, 1 4 122 

Haskell, 2 5 1 4 6 

Stauwood, cf 5 01 

Totals 51 11 42 25 3 

AMHERST. 

AB BH PO A E 

Gregory, cf .3 2 7 

Tinker, r 7 1 2 

Fisher, 3 4 1 1 5 1 

Whitney, c 6 3 8 1 

Thompson, s 6 1 1 4 

DeWitt, 1 6 1 1 

Watson, 1 6 1 20 

Messenger, 2 6 1 1 3 l 

Rushmore, p 5 3 

Totals 51 11 41 16 2 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



SCORE BT INNINGS. 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 U 
Bowdoin . .1020000100000 2—6 
Amherst . .0020002000000 1—5 
Earned runs — Amherst 1, Bowdoin 1. First base, on 
balls— by Eushmore 5, by Bacon 1. Struck out — by Rush- 
more 3, by Bacon 5. Wild pitches — Rushmore 2. Passed 
balls— Whitney 2, Wignott 2. Stolen bases — Libby 2, 
Watson, Wliitney, Stanvvood, Gregorys, Tinker, DeWitt, 
Bacon. Left on bases — Amherst i), Bowdoin 10. Hit by 
pitched ball— Rushmore, Gregory, Stanwood. Sacrifice 
hits— Thompson 2, Watson, Tinker. Double play— Bryant 
(unassisted). Umpire— Fletcher. Time— 2h. 30m. 

Bowdoin 3, Tufts 2. 
All records were broken by this seventh victory 
of the team. Bowdoin has never Ijnown such a record 
in a single season. It was the hottest game of base- 
ball seen at Tufts oval this year, the Boston papers 
said. Tufts scored in the second inning, and Bow- 
doin in the seventh. Tufts scored again in the eighth. 
In the ninth Tufts went out without a smell, but not 
so Bowdoin, who made two runs, thus winning the 
game. Bowdoin finished finely, and the enthusiastic 
little crowd of Bowdoin alumni were proud. Both 
teams played a fast game. Leahey, Tufts' star sec- 
ond baseman, was unable to play on account of sick- 
ness, but Hazleton put up a perfect game in the posi- 
tion, taking nine chances without an error. Curran 
pitched a strong, heady game, striking out seven 
men. Bean played well at third, and Burton at first. 
For Bowdoin, Libby pitched a steady game, keeping 
his men close on bases and striking out six men. 
Wignott caught a good game, though injured by col- 
liding with Burton at the plate, and Haskell covered 
second in good style. The game was exciting from 
start to finish, and the large crowd of Tufts students 
and Bowdoin alumni present kept things lively in the 
grand stand. The score : 

TUFTS. 

BH PC A E 

Bean, 3 1 2 2 1 

Foster, r 1 

Hazelton, 2 2 3 6 

Header, c 1 9 1 

Richardson, s 1 1 

Burton, 1 2 11 1 1 

Stroud, m 

Arnold, 1 

Curran, p 1 2 1 

Totals 7 27 11 5 

BOWDOIN. 

BH PO A E 

"Wignott, c 2 8 

Greenlaw, 1 2 

Bryant, 3 1 1 

Bacon, r., 1 1 6 

Clark, ss 3 

Haskell, 2 1 3 6 1 

Cloudman, 1, r 1 3 2 

Libby, p 2 2 1 

Stanwood, m 1 

Totals 7 27 8 5 



SCOKE BT INNINGS. 

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Bowdoin ....00000010 2—3 

Tufts 01000001 0—2 

Runs made — by Burton, Cloudman, Hazelton, Stan- 
wood, Wignott. Tvvo-basehits — Stanvvood, Burton. Stolen 
bases — Burton, Bacon, Stroud, Curran, Haskell, Stanwood, 
Wignott. Base on balls— Greenlaw, Burton, Bryant 2, 
Stanvvood 2, Clark, Haskell. Struck out— Wignott, Cloud- 
man, Arnold 2, Libby 2, Foster 2, Haskell 2, Burton, 
Stroud, Cloudman. Double play — Libby and Bacon. Hit 
by pitched ball — Bryant, Hazleton. Umpire, Clark. Time, 
2 hours. 

Boimloin 8, Colby 12. 

Bowdoin met her first defeat of the season from 
Colby last Saturday, IMay 21st. The college need 
have no reason, however, to be ashamed of the team, 
for the ratio of the scores is no index of the abilities 
of the respective teams. Bowdoin fielded all around 
Colby, and should have had the game. At the sixth 
inning the score was 8 to 3 in Bowdoin's favor, with 
Bowdoin playing all around Colby. In that inning. 
Bacon's pitching came down with a crash. The 
Waterville men made seven runs in that one inning 
and won the game. The team went to Waterville 
completely tired out after the two very hard games, 
Wednesday and Thursday. Bacon had just pitched 
a fourteen-inning game against Amherst, and he 
could not stand the strain of another hard game. 
Colby showed p.ll through the game that it was very 
much inferior to Bowdoin except in batting. It was 
simply hard luck that Bowdoin had to play three 
such hard games in the same week. No team could 
stand up under the strain. 

The score : 

COLBY. 

BH PC A E 

Cushman, 1 1 5 2 1 

Tupper, m 2 1 1 

Hudson, 3 2 2 4 

Putnam, 2 3 8 4 3 

Scannell, c 1 1 2 

Rowell, 1 2 8 

Webb, s 1 3 2 

Allen, r 1 2 

Rice, r 2 

Newenham, p 2 

Totals 15 27 16 8 

BOWDOIN. 

BH PO A E 

Wignott, c 1 3 2 

Greenlaw, 1 2 1 

Bryant, 3 1 5 1 

Bacon, p, 1 4 

Clarke, s 3 2 

Jonah, m 1 1 

Haskeli, 2 2 3 3 1 

Cloudman, r 1 1 

Libby, 1, p 3 10 1 

Totals 11 24 13 4 

SCORE BT INNINGS. 

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Bowdoin ....22200200 0—8 



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Runs made— by Tupper, Hudson, Putnam 2, Scannell, 
Rowell, Webb, Rice 2, Allen, Newenham, Wignott, Green- 
law 2, Bryant, Jonah, Cloudman 2, Libby 2. Two-base 
hits— Putnam, Scarmell, Rowell. Three-base hits— Put- 
nam, Libby. Stolen bases— Newenham, Webb 2, Jonah. 
Base on balls— Newenham i. Bacon. Struck out— Bacon 
2, Libby. Double plays— Tupper and Putnam; Rowell, 
Cushman and Putnam. Passed ball— Wignott. Umpire- 
Carpenter. Time — lh.,40m. 

WORCESTER MEET. 

Saturday, May 21st, the twelfth annual field meet 
of the New England Intercollegiate Athletic Asso- 
ciation was held on the Worcester oval. There 
were eight colleges represented. Bowdoin was 
represented by Captain Kendall and Stetson, '98 ; 
Godfrey, Clarke, and Marston, '99; Babb, Edwards, 
Clough, Levensaler, and Merrill, 1900; Small and 
Snow, 1900. The result of the meet was disappoint- 
ing from a Bowdoin point of view ; for, by a com- 
bination of hard luck and unfortunate circumstances, 
Bowdoin won but nine points. Captain Kendall was 
unlucky in the hurdles, getting a poor start in both. 
In the high hurdles he did not take the first hurdle 
well and lost a good bit, but he showed his superiority 
over the field by overtaking them and coming so 
near winning that many in the crowd thought that 
he was ahead. Potter, to whom the race was given, 
was at Bowdoin two weeks at the opening of the fall 
term. Godfrey has been in no condition at any time 
this spring. He has been doing practically nothing 
in the shot put, but he won second with a put nearly 
two feet farther than he had put this season. It was 
won by 38 feet 1 inch, which is seven inches less 
than Godfrey's championship record in 1896 at 
Worcester. He had been throwing the discus lO-l 
feet in practice two weeks before the meet, but 
Saturday he could not get the action right.' 

The other men on the team were unible to do as 
well as they had been doing in practice here. Sev- 
eral of them were simply outclassed. It was a 
record-smashing pace. A world's record was broken 
in the pole-vault, and the association's record was 
beaten in the 100-yard and 220-yard sprints, two-mile, 
mile, and half-mile runs, "and the low hurdles. Bow- 
doin has only been in field athletics six years, and 
experience works wonders. 

The college expects the team to redeem itself in 
the Maine Meet. The summary of the meet is as fol- 
lows : 

The points were awarded on a ratio of five for a first, 
three for a second, and one for a third. 

Two hundred and twenty-yard dash— First trial heat, 
won by M. W. Hall, M. I. T.; Second trial, won by A. 
Curteuius, A.; second, C. G. McDavitt, D.; time, 23s. 
Third trial, won by C. M. Callahan, W.; second, E. H. 
Frain, Wes.; time, 23s. (Billington had a walk-over in 
the heat for second men.) Final, won by A. Curtenius, A. ; 



second, C. Billington, Wes.; third, C. M. Callahan, W.; 
time, 22 3-5s. 

Two-mile run — Won by O. N. Bean, Br.; second, A. L. 
Wright, Br.; third, D. M. Pray, M. I. T.; time, 10m. 
3 4-5s. 

Two-mile bicycle race — Fu'st heat, won by F. S. Dudley, 
A.; second, J. B. Wiard, W. P. I.; time, 6m. 2 l-5s. Sec- 
ond trial, won by R. Murray, M. I. T. ; second, C. P. Lynch, 
Br.; time, (im. 18s. Third trial, won by F. D. Chase, 
M. I. T.; secoud, J. B. Mclntyre, D.: time, 6m. 11 4-5s. 
Final, won by R. Murray, M. I. T.; secoud, J. B. Mcln- 
tyre, D.; third, Dudley, A.; time, 5m. 17 3-5s. 

Four hundred and forty-yard run— First trial heat, won 
by F. B. Duttou, M. I. T.; second, R. P. Priest, M. I. T.; 
third, H. E. Scott, W. P. I.; time, 52 l-5s. Second trial, 
won by F. K. Tatt, Br.; second, C. A. Strong, A.; third, 
F. W. Haskell, D.; time, 52 l-5s. Final, won by F. K. 
Taft,Br.; second, Strong, A.; third, F. B.Dutton, M. I.T.; 
time, 51 l-5s. 

Mile run — Won by A. L. Wright, Br.; secoud, E. S. 
Carey, Wes.; third, S. Furbish, A. Time— 4m. 24 3-5s. 

One hundred-yard dash — First trial heat won by C. Bil- 
lington, Wes.; second, F. B. Merrill, Bow.; third, F. M. 
Lawson, Br.; time, 10 3-5s. Second trial, won by CM. 
Callahan, W.; second, A. Curteuius, A.; third, C. G. 
McDavitt, D.; time, 10 l-5s. Heat for third men won by 
C. G. McDavitt, D.; time, 10 3-5s. Final, won by A. Cur- 
1 tenius. A.; second, C. M. Callahan, W. ; third, C. G. 
McDavitt, D.; time, 10s. 

Throwing 16-lb. hammer— Won by F. C. Ingalls, Tr., 
119ft. 4in.; second, L. S. Oakes, D., 110ft. lOin; third, 
F. Carson, D., 102ft. lin. 

One hundred and twenty-yard hurdle race (hurdles 3ft. 
6in.)— First trial heat, won by C. F. Kendall, Bow.; sec- 
ond, T. W. Chase, D.; time, 16 3-5s. Second trial, won by 
P. Potter, W.; second, J. F. Wentworth, M. I. T.; time, 
16 2-5s. Final won by P. Potter, W. ; second, C. F. Ken- 
dall, Bow. ; third, T. W. Chase, D.; time, 16s. 

Eight hundred and eighty-yard run — Won by D. C. 
Hall, Br.; second, J. Bray, W.; third, T.P.Goodbody, W.; 
time, 2m. 

Putting 16-pound shot— Won by R. S. Wilder, D., 38ft. 
1 1-2 in. ; second, E. R. Godfrey, Bow., 37ft. 7 l-2iu; third, 
F. Carson, D., 36ft. 9 3-4in. 

Running high jump — Won by W. E. Putnam, M. I. T., 
5ft. 7 l-2in.; second, F. K. Baxter, M. I. T., 5ft. 8 1-2 in. ; 
third, S. S. Lapham, Jr., Br., 5ft. 7 l-4in. Baxter and 
Lapham tied for second, and the above are their perform- 
ances in the jump-off. 

Throwing the discus— Won by P. T. Winslow, A., 104 
ft.; second, G. L. Noyes, Wes., 101ft. 6iin.; third, G.I. 
Copp, M. I. T., 97ft. 7jin. 

Running broad jump — Won by T. W. Chase, D., 21ft. 
SJin.; second, H. W. Gladwin, A., 20ft. lO^in.; third, D. 
C. McAlister, A., 20ft. 8 3-8in. 

Pole vault— Won by J. L. Hurlburt, Jr., Wes., lift. 6^ 
in.; second, R. S. Wilder, D., lift, lin.; third H. M.Fifer, 
W., 10ft. 6in. 

Two hundred and twenty-yard hurdle race (hurdles 2ft. 
Gin.) — First trial heat won by C. F. Kendall, Bow.; second, 
F. D. Carpenter, D.; time 26 2-5s. Second trial won by P. 
Potter, W.; second, E. H. Sprague, D.; time, 16 3-5s. 
Third trial, won by G. P. Burch, M. I. T.; second, R. S. 



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Edwards, Bow. ; time, 26 3-53. Heat for second men, won 
by F. D. Carpenter, D.; time, 27 2-5s. Final, won by G. 
P. Buroh, M. I. T.; second, C. F. Kendall, Bow.; third, 
P. Potter, W.; time, 25 4-5s. 

The following is the summary of points won : 

S' 3 R ■ S^ ST 9- S' 



100-yard 5.1.3. 

880-yard 5 . . 4 . 

High hurdle 1.5. 

440-yard. ...:....-.■ 3 5 . 1 . . 

Mile 1 5 ... 3 

Bicycle 1.35.. 

Low hurdle. 51. 

220-yard 5... 13 

Two miles 8.1.. 

Pole 3.15 

Shot. 



High jump 1.8 

Hammer 4 . 

Broad jump 4.5. 

Discus 5 . . 1 



Totals. 



24 24 23 21 15 14 9 5 



The subject of the meeting Thursday, the 5th, 
was "Our sins and how to get rid of them." The 
leader, Morson, brought out the close parallel 
between sin and sickness. "Sickness," he said, "is 
the failure of the body to be in agreement with its 
surroundings, and sin is the failure of the spirit to 
be in agreement with the perfect life. Just as, 
when the body is no longer in harmony with what 
touches it, sickness ensues; so, when one does not 
make his life correspond with the true life, sin fol- 
lows. But when you are sick you do not rely on 
yourself alone to get well, you call in a physician to 
help you. So it should be when you fail spiritually. 
It is impossible for you to cure yourself of sin, you 
must have the aid of a physician jnst as truly as the 
sick man. Christ is the physician. To get rid of 
sin, bring your life into accord with the perfect life 
with Christ's help." 

The subject of the meeting the 12th, was "Our 
gifts from God ; our gifts to God." Woodbury, 
1900, led. The principal thought of the hour was 
that clearly suggested by the subject, "God has 
done very much for us, what shall we do in return?" 
Though there were not many present, doubtless 
because of the concert the same evening, the meet- 
ing was very enjoyable and helpful. 




Med., '30. — Nathaniel 
Carter Towle died in Audo- 
ass., April 29th, at the age of 
ninety-two years and five months. 
He was born in Alton, N. H., Decem- 
ber 1, 1805. His grandfather, William 
Towle, served in the Colonial Army during the 
entire Revolutionary War. His grandmother was 
a sister of Tristram Dalton, one of the first two 
U. S. Senators from Massachusetts. Dr. Towle 
graduated from the Medical School of Maine in 1830, 
and during the next three years practiced his pro- 
fession very successfully in Lynn, Mass. About 
1834 he received an appointment in the post-office 
department in Washington, D. C. In the course of 
the next twenty years he became Clerk of the Sen- 
ate Committee of Claims, and Register of Deeds for 
the District of Columbia, an office of which he was 
first incumbent. He was a member of the Sweden- 
borgian Church, a member of the Bar of the District 
of Columbia and of Massachusetts, and of the Mas- 
sachusetts Medical Society. In 1831 Dr. Towle 
married Eunice Makepeace, who died in 1894. 
They had two children, George Makepeace Towle, 
who died in 1893, aged 53; and Mary, Mrs. Fred- 
erick Palmer of Andover, Mass. Dr. Towle's excep- 
tional memory made him a very interesting talker. 
He had known many men conspicuous in the history 
of our nation, including all the presidents from 
General Jackson to General Grant, and was always 
ready to recount the stirring scenes of which he had 
been a spectator. His mind was keenly alive to all 
matters relating to politics, history, and religion, 
and served him so well as a resource in time of need 
that no one ever heard him complain of the blind- 
ness which overshadowed the last twenty years of 
his life. He died of old age. 

'34.— Dr. Cyrus Hamlin, one of Maine's most 
distinguished sons, will be 88 years of age if he lives 
until January 5, 1899. He was born in Waterford 
in 1811; served an apprenticeship in Mr. Farley's 
silversmith shop in this city from 1827 to 1829, 
becoming during those years a member of the 
Second Parish Church under the pastorate of Dr. 
Payson. Deciding to study for the ministry and 
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for college at Bridgtoii Academy, and graduated 
from Bowdoin in 1834, and from Bangor Theologi- 
cal Seminary in 1837. Appointed by the American 
Board to educational work in Constantinople, he 
began his labors in that city January, 1839, where 
he spent 34 years in arduous, successful, and heroic 
service in the cause of Christian education, founding 
Bobee Seminary and Robert College. The erection 
and the establishment of this noble American col- 
lege on its beautiful and commanding site, over- 
looking the Bosphorus, was the crowning event of 
Dr. Hamlin's life-work in Turkey. To him is due 
the high honor of conceiving and preparing through 
the generosity of Mr. Robert, the noble institution 
for the literary and scientific culture of the youth 
of all nationalities in the Empire of Turkey. 

'41. — Es-Goveruor Frederick Robie has recently 
been reappointed trustee of the Maine Insane 
Hospital. 

'50.— A movement is on foot having as its object 
the sending of noted speakers to the various ren- 
dezvous of the Uuited States soldiers, for the pur- 
pose of holding religious meetings. Gen. 0. 0. 
Howard is among those interested in the project, 
and has already spoken in the encampment at 
Tampa, Florida. Concerning him the Boston Even- 
ing Transcript printed the following extract from a 
letter by E. Moody Boynton to Senator Hoar: 

General Howard is more than twelve years 
younger than was Von Moltke, and in his temper- 
ate and Christian life, perfect organization and suc- 
cess on fifty battle-fields, is entitled to supremest 
confidence of the entire nation. He is the last of 
the great commanders living who has had command 
of an army embracing several states ; the only one 
who has had about 150,000 men placed under his 
command. 

Read the reasons given by Grant, Sherman, and 
Thomas, and then see if we should not heed at this 
hour their wisdom. Napoleon found the same 
difficulty ; his ablest corps commanders in many 
instances vpere unacquainted with the art of war, 
were great in the execution of orders, but when 
Murat of Italy undertook to organize armies to aid 
Napoleon, what a failure. 

What would Rear Admiral Dewey have done 
without a knowledge of the art of naval evolution ? 
Why not dismiss him and abolish the naval school 
at Annapolis, and say that only courage is needed, 
that at sixty-one he is too old "? Notice General 
0. 0. Howard, first in the university, then first at 
West Point, then first promoted by General Harney 
on his graduation, at the head of the ordnance 
department, then recalled as professor to West 
Point, until in the civil war we find him opening 
the battle of Bull Run in command of the Third 
Maine, and after the disastrous flight of that bloody 
day forming the battle line at Centreville, that 



turned back the Black Horse Cavalry and saved 
the nation. 

Later we find him at Fair Oaks, leading his 
brigade nearest Richmond, where his right arm 
was torn away by bullets, at a time when, had his 
advance guard been supported, Richmond would 
have been captured in an hour. A month's delay 
cost us 60,000 soldiers and nearly cost ns the life of 
the republic. 

We find brave men in coiiimand who did not 
bring one-third of their army into action at Chan- 
cellorsville, removed for lack of confidence in their 
habits, not of their courage or capacity. We find 
Howard, on the death of Reynolds, the first day at 
Gettysburg, at nine o'clock in the morning, in com- 
mand of two corps, saved the nation, and after the 
amplest investigation receiving the thanks of the 
nation because he did not flee away to Pipe Clay 
Creek as was proposed, but before going into action 
selected and began fcn-tifying Gettysburg in such a 
manner as to have a secure fortress that saved his 
army and later his country. 

With two corps he battled successfully with one- 
half of the 100,000 men under Lee, Longstreet, and 
Ewell, assailing him for nine hours. Although 
reduced from 30,000 to 20,000 men, he captured 
three brigades of the enemy. 

The Confederate archives will show the follow- 
ing letter from General Lee to Davis, reporting the 
first day's conflict : "To President Davis: Such has 
been the resistance throughout the day, such the 
display of force upon the heights of Gettysburg, I 
am satisfied the entire Army of the Potomac is in 
my immediate front entrenched. I have therefore 
given orders to delay the final attack until to-mor- 
row noon. Signed, R. E. Lee." 

If at three o'clock, in the open sunshine of Cem- 
etery Hill, Gettysburg, Howard, with his decimated 
ranks and cannon, could thus repel 50,000 attack- 
ing, and deceive the great generals of the Confed- 
eracy ; if he sustained unflinchingly a greater loss 
than the 100,000 men of oiir army on any subse- 
quent day, and yet successfully held the field and 
saved the republic, and for it received the thanks 
of the nation, after careful investigation, why are 
the services of such men overlooked to-day ? True, 
Howard sent six times for aid to Meade and his 
generals. They sent, at five o'clock, the superb 
Hancock to take his sword and retreat his army to 
Pipe Clay Creek, but Hancock saw the truth of 
Howard's statement, that to retreat one regiment 
from the battle line was to end the republic, and at 
Howard's solicitation sent and asked concentration 
by Meade of the entire army behind the rocky ram- 
parts and field works of Howard. 

The second day of Gettysburg found Howard 
repeatedly calling by messenger for the occupancy 
of Little Round Top by artillery, which commanded 
enfilated all the batteries where Pickett made his 
charge. Only a bitter hand-to-hand struggle, and 
an accident by independent commands, saved this 
key of Gettysburg from occupancy by the rebel 
artillery on the second day. 

On the third day Howard, who had slept with 
his head pillowed upon a grave, so thinned out 



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Pickett's chargo that seventy of ray neighbors, all 
that remained of the Nineteenth Massachusetts, 
manning some of tloward's guns, took five regi- 
mental standai'ds fi'om the hands of Pickett's men. 

At the council of the corps commanders and 
generals, called by Meade at the close of the third 
day, Wadsworth and Howard alone demanded that 
the morning light of the fourth day should close the 
rebellion by an overwhelming attack upon Lee's 
army. Vainly did Howard insist on the losses, 
defeat, and discouragement of the enemy ; that they 
must lack ammunition, while the army of defence 
had not been marching, and were well supplied; 
that tens of thousands of the militia of the North 
were marching to Meade's aid; that the swollen 
Potomac was behind Lee's army; that the rebellion 
could be closed in one day. 

All in vain; the length of the war and the losses 
and the expense was doubled, because Howard's 
advice was not taken, as the court of inquiry 
showed, when Meade was superseded. Howard led 
the Army of the Tennessee from mountain range to 
range, until Hood was driven from Atlanta, and, 
uniting with Sherman, closed the rebellion at Ben- 
ton ville by defeating Johnston's 50,000 men. Later 
than Appomattox two weeks, thus the civil govern- 
ment and the armies of the rebellion were ended in 
this great battle, and the other armies of the rebel- 
lion, with Johnston, laid down their arms. 

If success in fifty battles, if success in civil 
administration, for which he received the thanks of 
the nation, deserve recognition, it is due Howard; 
but Andrew Johnson promoted a junior officer, a 
corps commander of great merit, over Howard, to 
punish him for joining Grant and Sherman in favor 
of his impeachment. 

1 have written the President asking that Howard 
be made his chosen counsel, his Von Moltke. I do 
not question the great ability or valorous achieve- 
ments of Secretary Alger and General Miles, but a 
nation that puts her life in the hands of militia 
captains, when it is possible to call to their aid the 
most learned and skillful in the art of war, can find 
no excuse for the delays, blunders, and waste 
inevitable. 

'54. — The following addition to the notice of 
Rev. William P. Tucker, printed in the last issue, 
will be of general interest : 

His administration of the affairs of Trinity 
Church continued until September ], 1893, at which 
time he became Archdeacon of the Diocese of 
Rhode Island. He was elected archdeacon at the 
June meeting of the State Convention, and he 
decided to accept this honor. His resignation as 
rector was presented at a meeting of the vestry of 
Trinity Church, held July 7, 1893, and was accepted 
with resolutions of regret. The office of archdeacon 
was created to give Bishop Clark an assistant 
because of his failing health and he not being able 
at all times to perform the duties of his office as 
regards mission work. July 8, 1893, Rev. Mr. 



Tucker notified the officers of the State Convention 
that he bad accepted the office to which he was 
elected, and his duties as rector of Trinity Church 
ceased on September 1, 1893. The duties of his 
office required that he have charge of all the 
missions in the diocese, of which there were then 
something like twenty-five, and it placed him at 
the head of the convocations of Newport, Provi- 
dence, and Pawtucket, he being the dean of the 
last named before his appointment. He continued 
to do very effective work as archdeacon until 
February of this year, when his office ceased to 
exist because of the appointment of Bishop Coad- 
jutor McVickar. Since that time he had charge 
of two missions, and was much interested in mission 
work. He received the degree of D.D. soon after 
his appointment as archdeacon. While his office 
ceased to exist with the appointment of the Bishop 
Coadjutor, he still retained his title. 

He is survived by a widow and two daughters, 
and three of his brothers are living and are engaged 
in railroad work in the western states. One of his 
sons died last autumn in the Adirondacks, where he 
had been in search of health. 

Med., '55.— Seth C. Gordon, M.D., has been 
elected Senior Vice-Commander of the Commaud- 
ery of Maine, Military Order of the Loyal Legion. 

Med., '58. — Dr. A. K. P. Meserve read a valuable 
paper on "The Use of Advertised Drugs" at the 
special session of the Maine Academy of Medicine, 
recently held in Lewiston. 

'60. — One of the heaviest burdens of responsi- 
bility regarding the war rests upon the shoulders of 
Bowdoiu's big man. A Washington correspondent 
thus writes of him : 

One of the remarkable things in Speaker Reed's 
career is the manner in which he retains the per- 
sonal friendship of his political opponents, who have 
in recent years been most bitter towards him polit- 
ically. To-day there is not a man in the House who 
has so many close personal friends and admirers on 
the Democrat side as the speaker. Democrats and 
Populists seek his friendship, and are proud to be 
on intimate terms with him. Probably no man in 
the history of the country is more remarkable in this 
way. Representative James Hamilton Lewis of 
Washington state, a dude but very bright, and at 
one time heralded as the Democratic leader, prides 
himself in having the speaker's close personal friend- 
ship and, when Mr. Reed asked him the other day 
to help translate a Greek letter, received from the 
Greek government and inviting Congress to partic- 
ipate iu some sort of festivities in that country, 
Mr. Lewis could hardly contain himself for his pride. 
The speaker was on the floor of the House, quietly 
struggling with the Greek words, when Mr. Lewis 
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your attainments are so respectable tbat I wish you 
would aid me in translating this Greek letter," said 
Mr. Reed to tbe Washington state legislator. Then 
they put their heads together and tried to recall 
enough of their college Greek to make it out. Then 
there is Representative Jerry Simpson of Kansas, 
of whom the country has heard much. Ho has gen- 
erally been represented as the snckless statesman 
and as a hayseed, when in fact he is one of the 
brightest men in the House. Jerry is not a man of 
large learning, but in speech he is able to confound 
many of the wise men of the House. Speaker Reed 
likes Jerry Simpson personally, although he has 
nothing in common with the Kansan's wild politics. 
Jerry was born in New Brunswick, and is sharp 
enough for a Maine Yankee. 

'60. — Horace H. Burbank, Saco, Captain 32d 
Me. Vols., '61, now a prominent lawyer in Saco, has 
been elected Master of Ceremonies of the Council 
of High Priesthood of Masons. 

Med., '63. — Eugene William Johnson of Brunswick 
was stricken with paralysis Sunday, May 1.5th, and 
died Monday night. He was born May 6, 1839, in 
Preeport. Graduating from the Medical School in 
1863, he entered the service of the United States as 
assistant surgeon of volunteers. After the war he 
settled in Brunswick as clerk in the drug store of 
Richard Melcher, to whose business he succeeded. 
His wife was Miss Susan Goddard, who survives him 
with one son. 

'65. — Joseph A. Locke, Portland, was elected 
recently Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free 
Masons. 

'66. — Professor Henry Leland Chapman, D.D., 
has been re-elected to the presidency of the Board 
of Trustees of the Bangor Theological Seminary. 
He attended the commencement exercises last 
week. 

H., '68.— Rev. Charles Muuger, whose death was 
reported recently, was born in Rochester, N. H., 
October 29, 1818, and was the sou of Rev. Philip 
and Zipporah Munger. He was a student in the 
Maine Wesleyan Seminary from 1834 to J 840, 
received ou trial in the Maine Coufereuce in 1841, 
and with the exception of two years, 1848-49, 
supernumerary and superannuated, continued in 
active service until 1887, a period of 45 years. 
While laid aside from active service by failing 
health in 1848, Mr. Munger enjoyed a trip to England 
by invitation of Captain Jarvis of Castiue. In 
1868 Mr. Munger received the honorary degree of 
Master of Arts from Bowdoin College. He was 
sent as a delegate to the General Conference in 
1872 and again in 1876. Mr. Munger married Miss 
Celia J. Anderson of Fayette, August 8, 1841. 
There were seven children born to them, two of 



whom died in early life. The funeral was held at 
Woodfords, in tbe Clark Memorial Church. 

'69.— The vacancy of cashier in the Chapman 
National Bank, caused by the resignation of Chester 
H. Pease, was filled at the regular meeting of the 
directors, May 16th, by the unanimous election of 
Thomas H. Eaton to this position. Mr. Eaton is a 
native of Bath, Me., a graduate of Bowdoin College, 
Class of '69. Among his classmates were Hon. Clar- 
ence Hale of Portland, the late Dr. Frank Ring, 
George F. Mosher, President of Hillsdale College, 
Rev. H. S. Whitman, President of Westbrook Sem- 
inary. Mr. Eaton has had a banking experience of 
twenty-flve years in Wisconsin and Iowa, besides 
some in London, England, as the repi-esentativc of 
an Anjerican banking house. About two years 
since he became connected with the Chapman 
National Bank, and within that period has won the 
esteem of all who had dealings with him. His thor- 
ough information ou financial matters, fine admin- 
istrative ability, and personal integrity are a guar- 
antee of the wisdom of his selection, and the satis- 
faction of all patrons of the bank. 

Med., '70.— Frank E. Sleeper, A.M., of Sabattus, 
has been elected Grand Master of the Grand Coun- 
cil of Royal and Select Masons. 

'71.— Everett Scbermcrhorn Stackpole, A.M., 
D.D., has been transferred from the Methodist 
Episcopal Church of Auburn to the Methodist 
Episcopal Church of Augusta. He has taken up 
his residence at Augusta. The Kennebec Joiirnal 
thus speaks of his welcome at the capitol : 

The Methodist vestry was crowded Thursday 
evening, at the reception given to the new pastor 
and wife. Rev. and Mrs. E. S. Stackpole. The 
vestry was very prettily decorated with the national 
colors. Rev. and Mrs. Stackpole were assisted in 
receiving by Miss Stackpole, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. 
Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. 0. H. Groves, and Mrs. Dan- 
iel Pettengill. Dennis' oi'chestra was present and 
rendered very fine selections during the evening. 
Several short addresses of welcome were given by 
different members of the society, and responded to 
by Presiding Elder, A. S. Ladd'. 

'73.— Hon. George S. Mower of Newberi-y is a 
leading candidate for the Prohibition nomination 
for Governor of South Carolina, and he is so popular 
in the Palmetto State that many citizens believe he 
would stand a fair chance of election. He is a 
life-long Prohibitionist. He was elected to the State 
Senate of South Carolina in 1893. 

Med., '79.— Dr. Charles D. Smith, A.M., Profes- 
sor of Physiology in Medical School of Maine, has 
been elected Corresponding Grand Secretary of 
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'87.— Edward Clarence Plumer, A.M., of Batb, 
has an admii'able article in the May number of the 
North American Beviciv upon tbe problem of Amer- 
ican shipping and the legislation needed for its 
proper development. 

Med., '87. — Dr. W. E. Ehvell became assistant 
surgeon at the "Home" at Togus, in 1888. He is 
now surgeon major, and is the oldest officer in length 
of service. With the care of over 2,000 men bis 
duties are arduous in the extreme, but. with a viril- 
ity capable of extraordinary exertion, coupled with 
an intense zeal in his profession, he has earned the 
confidence of the Board of Managers and the mem- 
bers of the " Home." 

'89.— The Class of 1889, through its secretary, 
Mr. William M. Emery, sends the Orient the fol- 
lowing memorial of Thomas S. Crocker, who died in 
Dorchestei-, Mass., March 30, 1898. 

Thomas Stowell Crocker, 

Born in Paris, Me., November 25, 1864 ; died in Dirches- 
ter, Mass., March 30, 1898. 

Our classmate Crocker was a man whose genial' 
sunny disposition won for him the esteem and love 
of all. Prom the first he was intensely interested in 
the affairs of the class and college, and was always 
ready to perform his part with loyalty and cheerful- 
ness. He gave valuable service in the Glee Club 
and Chapel Choir, and his "opening address" 
under the oak is one' of the brightest remembrances 
of Class Day. He was not lacking in the sterner 
attributes of character, and his sturdy honesty and 
sincerity were exemplified every day of his college 
life. 

Brother Crocker fitted for college at Hebron 
Academy, and entering Bowdoin in 1885, was with 
us the entire four years. He studied law and was 
graduated in that profession at Georgetown Univer- 
sity, Washington, D. C, in 1891. Possessed of an 
ample fortune he did not engage extensively in 
practice, and his ownership of an orange grove in 
Florida necessitated his residence and attention 
there. He was, however, settled for a time as a 
lawyer in Paris and in Dorchester. Last fall he was 
obliged to go to Colorado for his health, but failed 
to receive any permanent benefit. He leaves a 
widow and one son. The interment was made at 
Paris, on April 4th. 

" Green be the turf above thee, 
Friend of our better days, 
None knew thee but to love thee. 
Nor named thee but to praise." 

'94. — Leon Leslie Spinney died at his home in 
Brunswick on May 10th after a long illness. He 



vs-as born in Lewiston, March 28, 1870, prepared 
for college at the Brunswick High School, and 
graduated from Bowdoin in 1894. He read law in 
the ofdco of .Mr. Barrett Potter until failing health 
compelled him to give up active work about a year 
ago. He leaves a father, mother, two sisters, and 
a brother. He was engaged to be married to Miss 
Blanche Blake of Brunswick. Professor Chapman 
conducted the funeral services. 

'95. — Lewiston Democrats have not said much 
as yet about legislative nominations. The Hon. 
J. M. Robbins, the president of the Manufacturers' 
Bank, has been mentioned. Some talk has been 
made of Alderman Provost, who is perhaps one of 
the most popular French Canadian citizens. Mayor 
William H. Newell has also been talked of as one 
of the nominees. It is not unlikely that H. E. 
Holmes, one of the young lawyers of Lewiston, will 
be honored by the Democrats with a nomination. 
He is able, is a graduate of Bowdoin College, and 
has already shown that he is a successful lawyer. 
He would make a strong candidate among the 
younger element of the party. 

'96. — Ralph W. Grossman has been appointed 
Professor of Biology in the recently-established 
Cosmopolitan University. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Mb., ? 
May 20, 1898. \ 

Whereas, It has pleased the All- Wise and Benefi- 
cent Heavenly Father to remove from active life 
and associations our beloved classmate, Leon L. 
Spinney of the Class of '94; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That while we bow with humble resig- 
nation to the Divine decree, we mourn that our 
class thus loses a loyal member, and the community 
an upright man and honored citizen; 

Besolved, That in their grief we deeply sympa- 
thize with the family and immediate friends of our 
departed classmate; 

Besolved, That copies of these resolutions be sent 
to the afflicted family and be published in the Bow- 
doin Orient. 

For the Class of 1894, 

By Rupert Henry IUxter, Secretary. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXVIir. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JUNE 22, 1898. 



No. 4. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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

BO^A^DOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

EoY L. Marston, '99, Editor-in-Chief. 

Byron S. Philoon, '99, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

Frank L. Dutton, '99, Business Manager. 

Joseph W. Whitney, 1900, Assistant Business Manager. 

Drew B. Hall, '99. James P. Webber, 1900. 

Percy A. Babe, 1900. Frederick C. Lee, 1900. 

Arthur L. Griffiths, 1901. Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, 

Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies, 15 Cents. 

Extra copies can be obtained at tlic bookstores or on npplica- 
Lion to the Bnsiness Manager. 

Itemittances should be made to tbe Business Manager. Com- 
iiumications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he wishes to have appended. 

Personal and news items may be mailed to Box 1071, Bruns- 
wick, Me., or dropped in the Orient box in the College Library. 

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXVIir., No. 4.— June 22, 1898. 

Editorial Notes 45 

Communication 46 

'99's Ivy Day 47 

Oration 47 

Poem 50 

Address of Class President 52 

Response of Student 54 

Response of Chinner 55 

Response of Class Warbler 56 

Response of Energetic Man 57 

Response of Popular Man 59 

CoLLEGii Tabula 59 

Athletics 60 

Personal 62 

In Memoriam 64 




nother Ivy-Day has passed into his- 
tory and another class has covered itself with 
glory. The Orient takes pleasure in pub- 
lishing in full the different parts of the 
exercises. It wishes to congratulate the 
Class of 1899 for the splendid hospitality and 
entertainment which it gave to the college's 
guests. 

TT7HIS season in athletics can hardly be 
^ called a howling success. Hard luck 
and a combination of circumstances have 
seemed to haunt the Bowdoin teams. The 
base-ball season started in splendidly. No 
team ever won more victories in succession 
at Bowdoin. Captain Greenlaw was the 
backbone and heart of the team. To him 
the college is grateful, and to him the col- 
lege offers its sympathy for the ill-luck of 
the wind-up of the season. It is commonly 
acknowledged that he has been one of the 
best captains that Bowdoin ever had. His 
strength of will and determination to ignore 
all the influences which have hindered some 
captains in the management of his men, have 
won for him the universal respect and grati- 
tude of the college. That Bowdoin did not 
win the pennant is not so much the fault of 
the team as it is the fault of this abominable 
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this year's pennant holder is next to the 
weakest if not the very weakest team in the 
state, is sufficient proof that something is 
wrong. The Maine colleges should play 
more games with each other. Two games 
apiece is not a sufficient test of a team's 
ability. The Orient sincerely hopes that 
something will be done next year to arrange 
a better system. Bowdoin's record against 
the big teams of the country is sufficient to 
overshadow the result of the series in Maine. 

The track and field team last Wednesday 
gave the other Maine colleges a drubbing 
that ought to remind them that Bowdoin is 
old Bowdoin. We beat the whole combina- 
tion by three points; and the effort was 
insignificant. 

The retirement of last year's tennis cham- 
pions well-nigh crippled the Bowdoin team. 
It left the team with new men entirely. 
They had had no experience in intercollegi- 
ate tennis. They satisfied the college, how- 
ever, that next year the championship would 
return to its old familiar place in King's 
Chapel. 

TTFHE Orient has purposely refrained from 
^ taking any part in the recent unfortu- 
nate M. I. S. A. A. trouble, and it certainly 
does not wish to depart from that course at 
this time. But the humorous side of a recent 
article in the Colby Eclio appeals wonderfully 
to our funny-bone. In a report of the M. I. 
S. A. A. meet held at Waterville The Echo 
said: "Saturday afternoon six of the schools 
composing the M. I. S. A. A. met on our 
campus and held their annual meet. Bangor 
and Portland were not represented, not car- 
ing to compete for honors, there being no 
cup offered. It is evident that Bowdoin per- 
suaded them into thinking that they luere not 
training for physical gain hut for the prizes 
offered." Of course it is only as a piece of 
humor that the Orient quotes the paragraph. 
The idea which this sentence hopes to impart 



is so far removed from the truth that no expla- 
nation is necessaiy. The whole course which 
our sister upon the Kennebec has pursued 
is altogether too ludicrous to be considered 
seriously. The fact that Bowdoin intro- 
duced track athletics into Maine and taught 
the Maine colleges all that they know about 
the sport, Colby seems to forget in her rustic 
enthusiasm. The facts of the whole case are 
not capable of misunderstanding. Bowdoin 
with her superior facilities and the desire 
expressed by interscholastic men offered the 
Maine schools what Dartmouth does for the 
schools in New Hampshire and Harvard for 
Massachusetts. The association was unable 
to accept Bowdoin's offer in spite of the fact 
that a majority of the schools voted to do so. 
The result is perhaps more lamentable than 
anything else. Now because Portland and 
Bangor had the good sense to withstand our 
sister's sweet words and receptions, Miss 
Colby must needs accuse poor old Bowdoin 
of humbling herself to the point mentioned 
above. He laughs best who laughs last. 



TITHE Bowdoin Bugle, volume xiii, has been 
-^ issued since the last Orient. It has 
met with a very cordial reception, and from 
a financial standpoint at least is a great suc- 
cess. It is exclusively the work of the Junior 
Class. The Orient extends its heartiest 
congratulations to the editors of the Bugle. 



To the Editors of the Orient: 

'D'T the recent concert by the Glee and 
/I Mandolin Clubs, in Memorial Hall, I 
observed that the words of the Phi Chi song 
were, on the printed programme, attributed 
to me. That is an error which ought to be 
corrected, in justice to the real author of 
them. The song was written after my grad- 
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composition of Mr. Edward P. Mitchell of 
the Class of '71, who is now the chief edito- 
rial writer on the New York Sun. It has 
been so popular a song with many genera- 
tions of Bowdoin students that the maker of 
it should not be deprived of the distinction. 
Heniiy L. Chapman. 



'99'§ Ivy ®ay. 

n BEAUTIFUL -lune day made the Ivy 
/■*• exercises of '99 last Friday a great suc- 
cess. The literary exercises were of the 
higiiest order. Tlie exercises began at a 
half hour after two o'clock in the afternoon. 
The class, sixty in number, clad in cap and 
gown, marched to their seats in Memorial 
Hall, led by the Marshal of the day, B. S. 
Philoou. The Germania Band of Boston 
furnished music for the occasion in the after- 
noon and evening. The following programme 
was cari'ied out: 

MUSIC. 

Prayer C. U. Woodbury. 

MUSIC. 

Oration F. L. DuttOD. 

MUSIC. 

Poeui H. F. Dana. 

MUSIC. 
PRESENTATIONS. 

Student— Book W. B. Adams. 

Cbiuuer — Jaw Bone. . . . R. L. Marston. 
Musician— Guitar. ... H. W. Lancey. 

Knergetic Man— Pillow. . L. D. Jennings. 

Popular Man — Wooden Spoon. R. M. Greenlaw. 

PLANTING THE IVY. 
SINGING CLASS ODE. 

Tiie Orient prints the oration, poem, and 
presentation speeches in full. 

IVY- DAY ORATION. 

THE PRESERVATION OF THE AMERICAN 

FOREST. 

By Frank L. Dutton. 

To divest one's self of tbe varied passions and 

emotions wbicb during tbe past year have tbrilled 

and moved the public is difflcult. To ignore the 

precedent of literary and scientific dissertation is, 



perhaps, no less daring than presumptuous. But 
the central idea of the thoughts wbicb I shall pre- 
sent to you this afternoon is the result of the careful 
study of individuals and tbe experience of nations. 
It has commended itself to wise and far-seeing men, 
and will sooner or later come forcibly to tbe atten- 
tion of tbe American public,— The Preservation of 
the American Forest. 

When English settlers first came to the new con- 
tinent they found upon the Atlantic coast a dense 
forest, rich and varied, stretching from the mouth 
of the St. Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico,— a gen- 
uine primeval forest, undisturbed save by nature's 
voices. Spruce and pine covered northern New 
England and New York, extending along tbe Great 
Lakes far into the interior. Beginning at Chesa- 
peake Bay a second forest of an entirely dififerent 
species of pine lay in a broad belt two hundred 
miles in width, and extended as far as the mouth of 
the Mississippi. Here in all this stretch of territory 
there was no considerable amount of tillable soil 
uncovered by a burden of wood growth. And the 
settlers found probably less resistance in the savages 
than in the forest trees which stood as a bulwark 
against tbe progress of an advancing civilization. 

Tbe settler's first object was to rid himself of 
tbe wood and to get at the soil. So, for two centu- 
ries he waged an unrelenting war against what he 
deemed a common foe to agricultural and commer- 
cial prosperity. His courage in the undertaking 
has been sung by tbe poet and lauded by the his- 
torian. But, to-day, there come to the careful 
observer, to tbe man who thinks for the future, 
regrets that the aggressive pioneers had not earlier 
found tbe fertile treeless prairies of tbe interior, and 
left some of tbe virgin forests of the Atlantic to 
supply the future demands of the growing Republic. 

Past generations have been improvident, indeed ; 
but we cannot judge our predecessors by the light 
and experience of the present. The more active 
and progressive a new nation, tbe more exhaustive, 
in general, will be its draft upon tbe resources of 
nature. 

This is a new country ; we are a new people, and 
a new factor in tbe progress of the world. But we 
are rapidly exhausting the natural resources which 
have made us great. One writer says: "We are 
tbe most wasteful of all nations called civilized. 
Of some of our most valuable natural resources we 
have always wasted far more than we have used. 
Tbe national prosperity of which we boast as evi- 
dence of our superior wisdom and energy is largely 
due to the fact that we have been recklessly expend- 



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ing our magnificent capital. The worst feature in 
our national character is our criminal willingness to 
appropriate to ourselves what should be the fixed 
capital and unwasting basis of the nation's pros- 
perity in all time to come." 

Americans as a people have been so intent upon 
industrial and commercial enterprise that the dis- 
tant warnings of coming crises have fallen upon 
deaf ears. But the time has always come when an 
educated, intelligeut public sentiment has, in a 
measure, repaired the injury of years of thought- 
lessness. 

If it be true that experience is the best teacher, 
no better object lesson can be had than the miser- 
able and dwindled remnant of our once mighty 
forests. Never before in the history of our country 
has there been such an urgent demand for a rigid 
and energetic policy in dealing with our public 
domain as there is to-day. President Harrison, 
thoroughly convinced of the evil results of wood- 
land depredation, reserved eighteen millions of acres 
of the forest which covers the sources of the great 
rivers of the West. President Cleveland wisely 
supplemented this work by adding twenty million 
more. Yet there is abundant room for enthusiastic 
and unselfish effort in this direction. 

The lumber business of the United States ranks 
among the first industries of our people. It gives 
employment, directly and indirectly, to nearly a 
million of laborers, and yields an annual income of 
five hundred million dollars. The perpetuity of 
such an industry is well worth the careful consider- 
ation of our public men. The object to be attained 
is not to check the flow of lumber to market, but to 
direct it into discriminate and legitimate channels ; 
to ijreveut what present methods presage as the 
inevitable result, — the final exhaustion of our wood 
and lumber supply. 

It is unwise to indulge in unmeasured condemna- 
tion of the lumberman who is engaged in a business 
which is technically and legitimately his. It is not 
consistent with the present theories of business 
finance that the timber dealer, engaged in a profit- 
able business, should give up his private profit for 
the public good. Neither can we justly expect him 
to hand down to another generation an honest 
income that is vcithiu his ready reach. But, when 
the lumberman goes through a virgin forest, cuts 
the mature tree and destroys the growing one, he 
is going beyond the bounds of legitimate busiuess, 
and is robbing posterity of its rightful inheritance. 
The fact that it requires a hundred years and more 
for spruce and pine to grow to maturity is signifi- 



cant, indeed, that the forest was never intended 
for the consumption of a single generation. 

How much more important, then, that conscien- 
tious and scientific methods should be adopted in 
our lumbering operations! In most parts of the 
country we have not yet reached a stage which 
makes the setting out of new forests either neces- 
sary or expedient; but the time has already arrived 
when the lumberman should feel the responsibility 
which his business places upon him. He should 
have in view the welfare of the future as well as the 
private profits of to-day. 

In long periods of time more lumber and a 
greater income can be taken from the same forest 
when only the mature trees are cut and the growing 
ones left undisturbed. That this is true is capable 
of mathematical demonstration. When a thriving 
tree three feet in diameter with its increasing cir- 
cumference, adds its annual ring of growth, it is 
producing timber ten-fold faster than the little sap- 
lings which the pulp mills of to-day are so rapidly 
consuming. If you want to read the indictments of 
which the timber dealer is convicted, stand upon 
the bank of the Androscoggin, the Kennebec, or 
the Penobscot, for half an hour in the spring-time, 
and you will see flow past hundreds upon hundreds 
of logs less than twelve inches in diameter. That 
such results and such methods of lumbering are 
exhaustive and disastrous cauuot fail to appear to 
every thoughtful citizen. 

Our lumbermen need to be taught practical for- 
estry lessons, which show that private and public 
interest can both be secure under scientific manage- 
ment, which demonstrate that forests can satisfy 
the immediate demands of the market, and still 
live; lessons which, practically applied, are begin- 
ning to reclaim Prance and Germany from the 
ravages of greedy and thoughtless generations. 

Nor is its timber producing capacity the only 
claim which the forest has upon public considera- 
tion. The welfare of man is affected not only by 
the productive power of the forest, but by its pro- 
tective capacity. The older students of the subject 
maintained that the forest causes rainfall. But the 
consensus of opinion to-day is that the forest is the 
result and not the cause of rain. Whichever theory 
is correct, it is now very well established that the 
forests are the great reservoirs of nature. 

The thick growth of trees, with their thousands 
of rootlets covered by years of dead leaves, stores 
the water once fallen. Instead of rushing suddenly 
away or immediately evaporating, it settles into the 
soil, and, in time, reappears in a way which could 



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have beeu devised only by some superior wisdom. 
Here and there, protected from the sun, springs 
bubble forth their pure water, and in a hundred 
brooklets, send it out gradually and continuously to 
supply the streams that turn the wheels of industry. 
In the spring-time the forest delays the melting of 
the snow that fills the mountain valleys; it keeps 
the ground warm in winter and cool in summer; 
it tempers and purifies the atmosphere of the sur- 
rounding country; it breaks the force of destructive 
winds, and holds upon the mountains the soil that 
feeds the fertility of the valley. 

The thoughtless hand of man has often thwarted 
the purposes of nature. The sources of streams have 
beeu denuded of their protection, and 

"The springs are silent in the sun, 
The rivers, by the blacliened shore, 
With lessening current run." 

Our natural reservoirs have been dangerously 
diminished or entirely exhausted. In destroying 
the storage capacity of the highlands and the 
mountains, the valleys have been exposed to drouth 
iu summer, and in spring to the danger of flood and 
inundation. Torrents, formed by heavy rains and 
melting snows, roll down, bearing destruction to 
the lives and property in the village below. 

This has been the history of many of the 
streams of Southern Europe, and must be the 
history of all mountain rivers whose protecting 
forests have been taken away. Some of the fairest 
and richest provinces of Europe have been destroyed 
by the evil eft'ects of stripping the highlands of 
their forest. A German writer, speaking of Italy, 
says: "The improvidence of five generations has 
changed the climate and compromised the salubrity 
of the country. The highlands hav'e been denuded 
of trees, the flow of water has ceased to be regular. 
\A''aste lands of an enormous extent, which formerly 
yielded abundant harvests, are now subject to 
alternating periods of inundation and drouth, and 
consequently are poisoning the atmosphere with the 
germs of malaria." 

Hon. Carl Schurz points oiit — " those countries of 
Asia which were once 'lands flowing with milk and 
honey,' whose mountains were covered with forests, 
whose bills with the vine and fig tree, and whose 
plains with waving grain fields; which nourished 
teeming and prosperous populations, building up 
mighty cities and great monuments of the civilization 
of their times; now bare soil, barren and desolate 
wastes and deserts, roamed over by wild beasts, 
the ancient prosperity changed to misery, famine, 
and decay, and the people lapsed into barbarism." 



Look at Spain, "once covered with a luxuriant 
vegetation, one of the most fertile countries of 
antiquity, the granary of the Roman Empire at the 
close of the Middle Ages, now stripped bare, her 
old fertility gone, and her people struggling with 
poverty and want." 

Some parts of our own country are already 
beginning to experience these evils. But in our 
own state, still well-wooded, any expression of 
alarm finds little sympathy. Yet, when we con- 
sider that the coniferous tree which gave to our 
good old state a name is fast becoming exhausted, 
and even onr spruce stands far back from the great 
lumber markets, that thousands of acres where 
these great timber trees once grew in abundance 
are now bare or covered with worthless shrubs, 
when we consider these facts we ought to be aroused 
from our lethargy of unconcern. 

In a government like ours, with its broad con- 
stitutional rights of individuals, it is practically 
impossible to exercise legal function over private 
forests. Legal activity, then, must be limited to 
the remainder of our public domain. What, then, 
can be done to free the country of our fathers from 
the evils which they never foresaw nor even dreamed . 

There are two great forces in the world — the 
force of reason and the power of emotion. Reason 
has its weight and value in national councils, but 
the great epoch-marking events in American history 
have resulted from the spontaneous outburst of an 
aroused public sentiment. 

In view of these considerations it is fitting 
indeed that the American Forestry Association is 
at work trying to educate lumbermen in more scien- 
tific methods of operation. But far more important 
is the fact that many of the states have set apart 
one day in the year for the planting of shade trees. 
Creating a love for shade trees will ultimately have 
an important effect upon the attitude of the public 
towards the forest. 

If the young in our public schools to-day are 
taught to take an active interest in the beauty of 
the landscape, to love the groves, and to mark the 
picturesque mountain forest in the distance, the 
next generation will have a more thorough realiza- 
tion of the fact that a tree is the friend and not the 
enemy of man. 

In speaking of the planting of shade trees, 
Governor Powers, in his Arbor Day Proclamation, 
says: "lam persuaded that the influence of such 
an observance, with concert of effort, will ever he 
ennobling and beneficent, and will bear witness in 
the years to come that we, caring for the future, 



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devoted this day to beautifying and increasing the 
value of our estates." 

The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, perhaps because his surroundings lead 
him to more profound realization of the value of 
trees, rises to a higher inspiration in these words of 
counsel : " The ardent love of country which, from 
the earliest time, has labored and endured to found, 
preserve, and defend the nation, may well spend 
some of its thought and time in beautifying the 
goodly heritage which we shall transmit to the 
generations which are to follow." 

"Arbor-culture," in the language of Irving, " is 
worthy of free-born and aspiring men. He who 
plants an oak looks forward to future ages and 
plants for posterity. Nothing can be less selfish 
than this. He cannot expect to sit in its shade 
nor to enjoy its shelter, but he exults in the idea that 
the acorn which he has buried in the earth shall 
grow up into a lofty pile, and shall keep on flour- 
ishing and increasing and benefiting mankind long 
after he shall have ceased to tread his paternal 
fields." 

Let us then grow into a more frugal use of the 
resources of nature, into a broader and keener 
appreciation of her beauties; strive to inculcate a 
love and reverence for the bountiful gift of vegeta- 
tion, which harmonizes the delicacy of the violet 
with the majesty of the giant trees of the forest. 
By so doing we shall create a public sentiment that 
will not only move men to plant trees by the road- 
side and in the public parks, but will impel them 
to feel that they are the guardians of the woodland 
and waterflow of the future. Then let all vegeta- 
tion grow to satisfy the wants and to beautify the 
home of man. Let the tiny ivy rootlet which we 
plant to-day grow up to teach its own lessons and 
bring its own inspiration. Let the delightful per- 
fume of the public garden unite with the wild 
fragrance of the forest to inspire lofty ideals and 
to teach to the thinking soul of man lessons of the 
infinite wisdom of God. And, then, " the mount- 
ains and the hills shall break forth before you into 
singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap 
their hands." 



IVY POEM. 
By H. F. Dana. 
Still at the silent midnight hour 
When eyelids close, have they such power, 
A student lay, all wakeful-eyed 
With thoughts that wandered far and wide, 



A weird, intangible brigade, 

The creatures that his brain had made. 

Silent, all silent, not a sound, 

And darkness, darkness all around. 

Through which he peered with searching air 

As though his gaze discovered there 

Some spectral messenger so dim 

That held and fascinated him. 

Yes, in the darkness he could see 

A form that motioned noiselessly 

And stared at him with features grim. 

And out of the dimness spoke to him 

And said : 

"Did you not know there was a spirit haunted 

These ivied college halls, and kept enchanted 

This academic liome? It could not ever be 

That these old halls should rest so peacefully, 

And these tall trees in solemn grandeur stand 

Unguarded by a firm and loving hand. 

Dark deeds and secret actions manifold 

Dimly remembered still, and still untold. 

Bright yesterdays that once were bright to-morrows. 

And days half filled with joys, and half with sorrows, 

All these I knew and know and never tell. 

None other knows them, and I know them well. 

Think you that in that distant former time 

There was no fitting subject for a rhyme, 

When Bowdoin was an infant in her years ? 

It is not so ; hopes, passions, struggling fears. 
Each passing thought that shades the student's brow 
Was present then as it is present now. 
Hearts do not difier, though the look be strange, 
'Tis only manners and conditions change. 
Past days to future days by night belong, 
And you may find reflected in this song 
Your fathers sang, some thoughts you have not 

spoken, 
And in these verses some heart-reaching token 
Of links that bind those who are gone 
With those still living and those still unborn." 

Bowdoin, our mother so young, so fair. 

Will ever your face grow old ? 
Will ever our children heed or care 
For your wrinkled cheek and your faded hair, 

When all our tale is told ? 

These trampled walks that we love so well. 

Will new feet tread them o'er? 
Will ever the whispering pine trees tell 
The names of those who have felt their spell 

When they are here no more ? 

Will you stand forever, familiar hall. 
And remember the days gone by? 



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Will your floors resound to new footsteps' fall. 
Will you echo anew to another call, 
And will you gently sigh, 

To think of those who are passed away 

And nearlj' forgotten now? 
Of those at the turning of tlie way. 
Of those whose hair is becoming gray. 

Who wear a wrinkled brow ? 

Will our spectacled tyrant forever peer 

In his majesty grim and prim 
At his victims, trembling in dire fear. 
When he pierces them thro' with a look severe 

As they shyly glance at him ? 

Will our grandsons embark on the useless quest 

For Greek and Latin lore, 
Will they laugh with well-pretended zest 
At the same decayed ancestral jest 

Their fathers heard before? 

Will the Senior sedate be the Senior still. 

And the Junior be the same ? 
And the Freshman acknowledge the Sopho- 
more will, 
And each have the same responsive thrill 

For their Alma Mater^s name ? 

Bowdoin, our mother, so young, so fair, 

Will ever your face grow old? 
Will ever our children heed or care 
For your wrinkled cheek and your faded hair. 

When all our tale is told ? 

That was your song, ye sturdy men and brave. 
Who laid the iirst firm stepping-stones, and gave 
To Bowdoin a character, a noble name 
To be remembered and kept free from shame. 

You are the oflfspring of those stalwart men. 

In you their sturdy spirit lives again ; 

You have traditions ancient to maintain, 

A Bowdoin spirit that one cannot feign. 

Then keep an honest mind that knows no wrong, 

A heart responsive to this Bowdoin song : 

Every man to his natural choice 

In this dark world and wide ; 

Every man to his natural choice, 

And we shall speak with common voice 

One name, and none beside. 

Old Bowdoin, we love you so : 
So long you have been near to us, 



So long you have been dear to us, 
Old Bowdoin, we love you so. 

There's many a man that one may meet 

With liking most sincere ; 
Tliere's many a man that one may meet ; 
It's a Bowdoin man we always greet 
With the best of best good cheer. 

Then a friendly hand, my friend. 
A firm clasp for the auld lang syne, 
A kind word for the auld lang sync. 
And a hearty grasp,' my friend. 

There are divisions in the mass. 

Four classes in the college ; 
There are divisions in the mass. 
There's no division in the class 
In fellowship or knowledge. 

Then each man to his own. 
There never was an honest man — 
Thei-e never was a well-loved man 
Was traitor to his own. 

There's many a scholar that we know. 

And proud we are to own him ; 
There's many a scholar that we know. 
The athlete is in honor, too. 

We would not gladly spare him. 

Then, here's to brain and brawn. 
There's wisdom in our ranks, my friend. 
There's muscle in our ranks, my friend. 
And here's to brain and brawn. 

We would not lose (he merry man. 

The all-around good fellow ; 
We would not lose the merry man 
Who's full of many a merry plan, 
And speaks in accents mellow. 

The all-around good fellow. 
The man who drives dull care away. 
The man who drives dark thoughts away, 
The all-around good fellow. 

So, every man to his natural choice. 

In tliis dark world and wide ; 
Every man to his natural ciioice 
And we shall speak with common voice 
One name, and none beside. 

Old Bowdoin, we love you so; 

So long you have been near to us. 

So long you have been dear to us. 

Old Bowdoin, we love you so. 



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ADDRESS OP CLASS PRESIDENT. 

Ladies and Gentlemen : 

lu behalf of the Class of '99 allow me to extend 
to you a hearty welcome to the suuny campus and 
classic halls of old Bowdoiu aud to these, our I^y- 
Day exercises. 

For thirty consecutive years it has been the 
custom of the Junior Class at this period of their 
college career, — after having enjoyed to the utmost 
all the pleasures that three years of college life 
aloue can afford, to celebrate by these light and 
merry exercises their arrival at the threshold of 
the sad Senior year, — sad in the unavoidable reali- 
zation that it is the last year of college. 

Brightness and sunshine, music and merriment, 
the presence of frieuds from away, — these are the 
accompaniments of Ivy Day, a day devoted exclu- 
sively to the Junior Class, and having none of the 
stiffness and formality of the regular college Com- 
mencement. The element of gladness and good- 
comradeship is everywhere paramount; no taint of 
sorrow embitters the cup of our pleasure, and to 
all who have contributed to the occasion by their 
presence here to-day, the Junior Class extends its 
hearty greeting. 

It devolves upon me as president to sketch 
briefly our college career, and to bring before your 
mind the glories and achievements of the Class 
of '99. But the task is by no means an easy one. 
As you glance along the line of manly forms, from 
that towering pillar of humanity, the "boy phenom," 
Eddie Godfrey, down to the diminutive "Kelley the 
Kid," — who, by the way, I notice has become so 
puffed up with Junior dignity to-day that he has 
swelled his proportions so as to be no longer the 
smallest member of the class,— you will, I hope, 
appreciate my difficulty. To give an adequate 
history of such a collection of prodigies as you see 
before you here would be a hopeless task. Many 
of our members, too, need no such written history 
at this time. Their deeds, like those of the knights 
of old, have been heralded far and wide by the 
cynical pen of that prince of reprobates — the 
editor-in-chief of the Bugle. For example, who is 
ignorant of the mighty feats of that infant prodigy, 
Eddie Godfrey? Entering college a mere youth, 
under the garduering care of Kid Sturgis and his 
staff of supporters, he waxed great and grew to 
such a height that he could soon look down upon 
their play with calm indifference from his seat 
beside Charmion and Sandow in the great triumvir- 
ate of world-renowned athletes. 



There is also our silver-tongued, stone-faced 
impersonator, Thompson, whose keen-edged wit, 
whetted in the wee small hours during Freshman 
year for the delectation of the valiant bands of 
Sophomores, has extended until his stories are 
feared by the celebrities of all the sober towns 
wherever the Glee Club has journeyed. 

Then there is that thrilling leap of the imper- 
turbable Webster, who performed the remarkable 
feat of jumping uninjured from a fourth-story win- 
dow of Maine Hall in the dead of night, aided 
not by any complicated parachute, but relying for 
buoyancy merely on the lightness of his head, which 
never failed him. This feat is quite unparalleled in 
aeronautical circles. 

But personal reminiscences are apt to be weari- 
some,— at least to those personified; so let us turn 
to the class as a whole. 

In September, 1895, there entered Bowdoin 
seventy well-meaning but terribly unsophisticated 
youths,— gathered together from the four corners 
of the earth (the earth at Bowdoiu is about synony- 
mous with the State of Maine). That body of 
youths was the present Class of '99, and was enter- 
ing college as Freshmen. Yes, it is a fact, although 
to look at us now, dignified and exemplary in all 
things, living models of what college men should 
be, who would ever imagine such a thing! 

The explanation is easy to see when you con- 
sider through what a course of training we were 
put by our fostering friends of the Sophomore 
Class. During that memorable first week we passed 
through all the stages that every Freshman Class 
from time immemorial has experienced. Being 
alternately patted on the back by upper-classmen 
and praised into believing that we were a wonderful 
set of fellows and could easily outwit the bold, bad 
Sophomores, then beiug brought back to the real- 
ization of our own unimportance by that great 
reviving and cleansing agent— pure cold water. 

Notwithstanding the late hours to which we 
were subjected in our hospitable desire to entertain 
our friends with readings, songs, and dancing exhi- 
bitions, we nevertheless proved our right to exist 
as a class by winning the rope pull — rope 
and all — and by coming triumphantly out of 
the foot-ball rush, thoroughly bedecked, or 
rather besmeared with the Sophomore color. The 
ball used in this rush was captured and car- 
ried off by one of our fleet-footed players, to 
be divided under the shadow of night among 
the class. And to judge from the number of 
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various memory books of '99 men, even the ball 
must have swelled itself up to twice its natural 
size at least, in pride of being in the possession of 
such a crowd of victors. Finally came that memo- 
rable base-ball game with '98, and our victory in 
this case was of such an unprecedented character 
that we were actually allowed some privileges after 
it was over, the college at last beginning to realize 
that ours was a class of no ordinary mould, and not 
to be judged and treated like ordinary Freshmen. 

Thus polished and tutored by a year's expe- 
rience, we returned the next autumn as full-fledged 
Sophomores ourselves. It was soon seen that many 
of us had developed that indefinable something 
that is required of a genuine Sophomore to such an 
extent, that an evening school in various amuse- 
ments was maintained in the reading-room at the 
•expense of 1900 for the benefit of the whole college 
during the entire first week. 

Then came our turkey supper. Our difiiculties 
in finding a time and place were great, and post- 
ponements were many; but who of us who 
attended that supper and tasted of that turkey will 
ever forget its aroma and flavor? They were 
unique and beyond description. But the bones 
were scattered and the supper celebrated neverthe- 
less, much to the chagrin of Stubby Sargent and 
Adam Job Booker. 

The next event of importance in our class life 
has a rather tragic aspect. In their earnest and 
well-meant endeavors to carry on the ceremony of 
opening up spring in a fitting manner, the class 
introduced a new feature into the proceedings — 
namely, that of painless dentistry, which feature, 
by its rational departure from the time-honored 
custom, so offended the college jury that that august 
body arose in its might, and seventeen of the faithful 
of '99 were allowed to take a two-weeks' visit to 
their home and friends. Their departure was a 
great event in our class life, as their arrival home 
in many cases was an event never to be forgotten 
in theirs. 

In its support of foot-ball, base-ball, track- 
athletics, and tennis, the class has from the first 
done its full share, not only in the number that 
represent it on the teams, but in the high stand- 
ing of the majority of these same representatives — 
they are among the stars of the various organiza- 
tions. The contributions of Libby, Greenlaw, 
Clarke, Godfrey, Sinkiuson, Wignot, Hadlock, 
Stockbridge, and Veazie are far above those of the 
merely average athlete. In the line of athletics, 



'99 may well feel that she has done her duty in a 
manner that is most creditable. 

To attempt to write a satisfactory brief history 
of a class is a disappointing and almost impossible 
task. The real class history does not consist of an 
enumeration of victories over other classes or of 
deeds of prowess in athletics or scholarship. That 
is the history of the superficial things— the history 
of to-day. But the history which we shall look 
back to in the future, that record contains a different 
story for each one of us. It is made up in the mind 
of each individual member by his own personal 
recollections of events that have given him enjoy- 
ment. And these events— what are they? Not 
great victories or achievements in athletics or schol- 
arship, but rather the memories of friendships 
formed, of pleasant walks and talks around the 
dear old campus and town, of chats in this or that 
fellow's room — of general good-fellowship and 
congeniality that cannot be explained or described. 
These are the things that make up class life, and 
which cannot be put into the words of a history; 
and in these recollections class lines are disregarded. 
In many a Junior's heart to-day, as he looks back 
over his three-years' course, indelibly interwoven 
with his own class ties, are mutual bonds of friend- 
ship with the members, individually and collect- 
ively, of the Class of '98. Their memory will ever 
be kept green in the hearts of '99. 

But away with melancholy! Our past stands 
resplendent, unraarred by any suspicion of that 
bane of class life — internal discord. The future, 
with all the opportunities of the halcyon days of 
Senior year, lies open before us. 

But before we leave I wish, according to the 
custom, to make a few more or less appropriate 
presentations to various members of the class, who, 
either by their steadfast endeavor or natural accom- 
plishments, stand forth so pre-eminently from the 
body of their fellows that it would seem wrong to 
leave their merit unrewarded. 

In every class of men at college there are gen- 
erally several who, by their taste for literature and 
the classics, soon surpass their fellow-students in 
scholastic pursuits. Their whole nature bends 
them to hard and relentless study to the exclusion 
of amusements of all kinds. They look askance on 
athletics as being beneath the dignity of a college 
man, while rushes and class cuts are, in their eyes, 
nothing short of abominations of the evil one. In 
classes in general one would not have much diffi- 
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the rivalry would not be great, some one would be 
pre-eminent — but in this class the selection was 
bard. But still there is one of our number who, 
from his first entrance, has devoted himself so 
scrupulously to the pursuit of knowledge that his 
name constantly recurred to me, until finally I 
noticed bis attitude towards literature in defiance 
of those interesting floods of eloquence on " Eeut 
and the Mechanism of Exchange " to which we 
listened last term. I saw him day after day seated 
on a back seat, completely absorbed in a volume 
whose cover was yellow with age, utterly oblivious 
to the charm of Harry's verbosity. Such an attitude 
towards literature settled the question, and I at 
once decided to select Mr. Adams as the class 
student. 

Mr. Adams, a short time ago a friend of mine 
gave me this little volume, which he assured nie 
was supposed to contain some gems of knowledge. 
But no one has yet been able to unravel the mystery 
of its contents. Its title is "Select Documents of 
Human History." I have given it to you in the 
hope that you, with your remarkable gifts in guess- 
ing at the unknown— as displayed in German trans- 
lations — would be able to benefit the world by 
extracting something of value from it. I would 
caution you to handle it with care, as its value is 
literally priceless. 

RESPONSE OF STUDENT. 

Mr. Adams said : 
Mr. President : 

For me to say that I am highly elated and grati- 
fied at the honor which you have just conferred 
upon me, would be but to feebly express my feelings 
at this time. To my mind recurs that old quota- 
tion which says, "Some men are born great, some 
achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust 
upon them." I will not place myself in the first, 
nor yet in the third group, but it is in the second 
company of men your humble servant desires and 
deserves a place. 

I will tell you confidentially that this place 
which I hold to-day was tendered very unexpectedly. 
I will not say I have not had aspirations, it would 
not be true. I have desired recognition — not so 
much for myself as for my habits. However, owing 
to my late advent into your class, my studious and 
thoughtful nature and, above all, my inclination 
toward seclusion and solitude, I hardly thought it 
possible that, in looking over this noble and, in the 
future, illustrious class, you would discover me in 



my retirement. Nevertheless, your keenness and 
judgment have triumphed, and I am here. 

But, in spite of all the difficulties of which I 
have spoken above, will any one have the kindness 
to tell me why I do not deserve this position? 
Have I not worked diligently ? Have I not npplied 
myself to my studies faithfully and patiently, and 
resisted temptation in all its forms'? Certainly I 
have. 

Upon entering this institution I bad a very 
nari'ow escape. As I came on the campus one day 
I was accosted by two students, one of whom, 
after stealthily looking around, said: "Look here, 
are you in for a racket to-night?" Being a bit 
frightened, for I am naturally timid, I humblingly 
answered: " Y-y-y-yessii-." 

" Well then," said he, " meet us at the corner 
of Memorial at half-past ten." , 

I said I would, and doubtless should have gone, 
had it not been for a quiet and sanctimonious look- 
ing chap who had seen the whole transaction. He 
stepped up, laid his Inmd on my shoulder, and said: 
"Old fellow, you'd better keep away from those 
men." 

" Is that so ? " said I, " who are they ? " 

He looked at me a mitmte in astonishment, then 
said: 

"Well, if you don't know I might as well tell 
you. They are Hall and Hadyen, the worst two 
sports in the college, and they would ruin you in a 
week." 

After that I was careful to whom I spoke and 
what promise's I made. I became acquainted with 
some of the more studious fellows like "Archie" 
Cram, "Tub" Libby, and "Bill" Veasie, but for 
the most part I have gone on alone, studying, plug- 
ging, digging all the day and often well into the 
night. And my efforts have brought me to this. 

Well, I am satisfied; my goal is reached, and I 
have to thank you, Mr. President, most sincerely. 

Truthfully can I say that this dainty volume 
which you have just given me will be cherished all 
my life, as one of my most precious treasures. 

CHINNER. 

The President: 

It is said that contrast heightens effect. If this 
be true, surely there conld be no more fitting a way 
to enhance the glory of tlie student than to contrast 
him with the most famous of that body of men who, 
in college life, hold a place diametrically opposite 
his. I refer to the so-called "Chinners," a word 
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explanatiou, eveu to those uot initiated into the 
mysteries of college slang. A chinner is a man 
who, although knowing nothing, by insidious smiles 
and knowing nods during the recitation, and by 
skillfully-planned talk to the professor whenever he 
happens to meet him, leads the unsuspecting Prof, 
to believe that he is really interested in the work 
and knows something about it. The chinner also 
generally obtains what knowledge he really has by 
riding over it rough-shod on that famous breed of 
hor.-es that, to use a familiar phrase, is "sired by 
Hinds of New York and dammed by the Faculty." 

The selection of student was hard, but I am glad 
to say that the chinners in our class are an almost 
unknown quantity. I am equally pained to say 
that I need hardly mention the name of the recip- 
ient. See how the eyes of all his classmates turn 
instinctively towards his guilty form. One would 
think that it would "craze" him! Mr. i^arston, 
concealment is no longer possible, and much as I 
regret to present you with this jaw-bone, I hope 
that by having it suitably mounted and wearing it 
as a charm, it may be a constant reminder to you 
of your failing, and will tend to spur you on to 
nobler effort. 

RESPONSE OF CHINNER. 

Mr. Marston said : 
3Ir. President : 

You wrong me and you wrong the noble school 
of Chinners, whose methods and aims you have so 
grossly misrepresented and slandered. You exhibit 
your ignorance of the institution which I have the 
honor to represent to-day. You, you, Mr. Presi- 
dent, from your lips such utterances of ignorance 
are hard to believe. Can it be that you have 
deserted us in this our day of peril so near examina- 
tions. Your crime is treason ! 

You spoke well when you said that the eyes of 
my classmates were turned upon me. I rejoice in 
the envy which lurks in the corner of every eye. 
Concealment, sir, I would not seek for an instant. 
I am proud of the shining pinnacle upon which 
your jealous tongue has placed me. And why 
should I not be proud ? Sir, there isn't a man in 
all these benches of good men and great who would 
not cut off his right thumb to stand in my shoes 
at this minute. To be the recipient of this honor 
is glory enough for any man's life-time. 

To you, Mr. President, and to my classmates, I 
need not expound the virtues of " chinology," but 
to these parents and friends in the audience, a true 
explanation may be necessary. " Chinology " is 



the art which deals with the economy of eflbrt in 
obtaining and applying collegiate knowledge. It is 
a great art. It is a great reform. Its followers 
and disciples are the chosen of men. But like all 
reformers and other great men, we are made martyrs 
by the unbelievers and foolish ! 

Chinology is abreast of the times. It is in tune 
with the spirit of the age. Why is machinery usurp- 
ing the position of handycraft? Why does the cold 
arm of steel sweat to-day, where a decade since 
the hot arm of man was bathed with the dripping 
sweat of his brow ? It's because the spirit of the 
age demands the least possible exertion to obtain 
the desired results. " Chinology" is doing for men- 
tal work what steam and electricity, buckled to the 
ingenuity of man, are doing for manual labor. The 
art, of course, is still in its infancy. Its field of 
aims is great. Before Cony Sturgis is president I 
hope to see chinology achieve its desired end. You 
ask what is our idea of the millennium. It is to have 
the college course vary in length to suit the student. 
If he is in a hurry, give him his degree a week after 
his entrance examination ; if he is like myself let 
him stay here always. Have one recitation a week 
and let that be a lecture in English literature. 
Do away entirely with quizzes and exams. Have 
pavilions, with hammocks, instead of lecture rooms 
with miserable old chairs. Finally, have Turkish 
cigarettes and Kipling in place of fountain pens 
and note-books. 

The chinologists in Bowdoiu are proud of each 
other. We have, in our ranks, the best ruen in all 
branches of interest. Our record this year is grand ! 
In the Class of '99 we are strong. ,,Mii,ny ^-ear our 
badge openly and more weair it hidden.. We are 
proud of our standing in athletics. We boast this 
year the captain of base-ball, the captain of foot- 
ball, and the captain of track athletics for next sea- 
son. As a representative of our order in athletics, 
I call upon you to gaze at Captain Greenlaw, whose 
splendid athletic prowess is only exceeded by his 
prowess in chinology. He has studied our art until 
he has become an adept second to none. Why, 
ladies and gentlemen, his chinning is a matter of 
history, of American history, aye, eveu of English 
history ! Willie Mack Phi Beta Kappa, will he ? 
Well, I guess he will. His close historical rival is a 
native of Pittsfield — not you, Lance, you're not the 
only man in Pittsfield. Briggs has been at college 
so seldom, though, this year, that Greeny has 
eclipsed him. I only wish that I could go down the 
list and show you all the men whom I'm proud to 
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Bugle note of one of our youngest but most effective 
workers. His splendid biograpliy and picture in 
tlie Portland Press, shows that he has carried our 
chosen art into other fields. Then there's Kell — but 
I have promised not to say anything about him. 

Mr. President, this is not the place to explain 
our methods of procedure, our splendid strategies, 
or our results. All that I can say is, look at us, 
look through the benches; the halo of brilliancy 
which illumines our faces will show you whom to 
bow to ! 

If I felt strong and happy before, now, as I clasp 
in my hand this new insignia, I feel the strength of 
a thousand years of plugging! I feel, as I take 
this from your hand, Mr. President, as Samson felt 
when, pursued by the Philistines, he found the jaw 
bone of an ass, put forth his hand and took it, and 
had the strength to kill ten thousand men therewith. 

WARBLER. 

The President : 

To be the leading musician of such a class 
of musicians as is ours is indeed an honor, 
but no one could doubt who it is that holds 
that coveted place. As a warbler, "Lance" 
reigns supreme. Even during Freshman year 
his talent was discovered, and his happy ren- 
dering of "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "0 
McDougal, Have Mercy on my Soul," often kept 
his hearers amused until fiir into the night, so 
that encores were frequent. That is the particular 
merit of our songster's singing, — its highly amus- 
ing character. His voice possesses a quality that 
is peculiar to itself, and is so effective that when 
Lance starts to sing, every one else is obliged to 
stop. Competition, or co-operation even, are out 
of the question. But why extol his virtues more? I 
will call upon Mr. Lancey himself. Mr. Lancey, 
this instrument is unique in its way, and being so, 
I trust that it may prove a more pleasing accom- 
paniment to your own unique voice, during your 
midnight cantatas in the Early Bird Club, than 
that infernal machine of North Maine, — Willie 
Warren's piano. 

RESPONSE OP CLASS WARBLER. 

Mr. Lancey said : 
Mr. President: 

It is witli great pleasure that I accept this beau- 
tiful guitar in appreciation of my musical ability. 
I consider it not only a pleasure but a great honor 
to be chosen from such an illustrious class as one 



worthy of mention. This class, as all know, is the 
class of classes, and in being made the recipient of 
this appropriate gift I consider I have reached the 
highest pinnacle of my ambition. 

It has well been said that all men are especially 
adapted to certain things, and I have always felt 
gratified to think that I was endowed with a musi- 
cal ability. Perhaps with great training I might 
have developed into an athlete and been the equal 
of Sturgis and Topliflf. That, however, would have 
made me, like them, rough and boisterous. Again, 
I might have applied myself, with great diligence, 
to my studies and gained the reputation of grind. 
I would then, however, have to share the honor 
with Adams. On the other hand, if I had, on my 
entrance to college, begun a life of dissipation and 
followed the example set by Nason and Woodbury, 
I would have received to-day, instead of this guitar, 
a present suitable for a sport. Either of these I 
did not do, and this afternoon I feel proud that I 
did not follow the example set by the men I have 
mentioned, but became instead the staunch fol- 
lower of P and Campanini. 

It will only be the work of a few moments to 
give you my history, and I will do it that others 
may profit by it and become as proficient as I am 
iu all things pertaining to music. I was born in 
the quiet little village of Pittsfield, and from the 
very first showed remarkable ability with my vocal 
organs. The first few years of my life were unevent- 
ful, but at the age of ten a piano was purchased 
and an instructor procured for me. For three years 
I worked hard taking lessons, practicing at least 
fifteen minutes a day, until my parents, considering 
the work I was doing and thinking that perhaps I 
was neglecting my other studies, thought it wise for 
me to stop. This, of course, I was unwilling to do, 
for I had reached a point where I could realize that 
I was liable to become famous as a pianist. That 
idea I have always clung to and, if time permitted, 
I would gladly play, to show my proficiency, a 
waltz of which I am especially fond. But I must 
hasten on. One year later I was sent to a singing 
school, and bad I followed this up, instead of being 
a humble student at Bowdoin, I probably would 
have occupied a position envied by the greatest 
singers of the vcorld. I was compelled to leave the 
school, however, and for the next year and a half 
I devoted myself to the guitar, doing excellent 
work and becoming quite noted among my friends. 
Thus the first eighteen years of my life were spent 
applying myself first to one thing, then to another. 
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fame had preceded me, for, on the first uight after 
my arrival while seated in my room with Ned Nelson, 
a loud knock was heard at the door. We, in our 
innocence, shouted " come in," and at once Kid 
Sturgis and his trusty follower from '98 appeared. 
Both of us were somewhat surprised and Ned a 
little frightened, but without any unnecessary delay 
the Sophomores asked us to sing for them. 

I was then in my element, and at once the sweet 
strains of "Onward, Christian Soldiers," resounded 
through the room, passed out through the open 
windows, and as has often been said, reached the 
ears of every man in college. After I had finished, 
although my friends, the Sophomores, seemed 
pleased, yet, for some reason or other, they would 
not let me sing again, but called upon my sad and 
trembling companion. He responded with the 
song "I want to be an angel and with the angels 
stand." The song was good and it was appropriate, 
for no doubt he wished himself far away from old 
Bowdoin. They were not satisfied with it, how- 
ever, thinking that his musical education had been 
neglected, and he was compelled to sing for them 
time and time again. The practice did him good, 
however, for since then, with what coaching I have 
given him, he has been able to make the Glee Club 
and even last uight was a prominent candidate for 
the leadership of it. But now to return to myself: 

After that memorable night I became noted, 
and Freshman year I do not think there was a man 
in the college but what had the pleasure of listening 
to the many sweet strains of music which I was com- 
pelled to impart. The last two years I have sung 
very little, for I discovered that I had nearly ruined 
my voice by the great amount of singing I was 
obliged to do in my Freshman year. This time 
next year, however, I expect to be in good voice, 
and then if we again have the pleasure of enter- 
taining any of you, I will gladly sing so that you 
may better understand why our worthy president 
called upon and introduced me as the class musician. 
But we have other celebrities, and to give you a 
chance to meet them I will take the time to thank 
you, Mr. President, for this beautiful and appropriate 
gift, and I assure you that it will always be kept and 
cherished as one of the pleasantest reminders of 
my college days. 

ENERGETIC MAN. 
The President: 

The Hustler or Energetic Man is a type seldom 
met with inside college walls. There is too great 
an opportunity for recreations, or for the mere rev- 



eling in idleness, loafing about some genial com- 
panion's room, or lolling under the grand old 
campus trees lost in hazy day-dreams. So that 
when a man is found who spurns idleness, and in 
preference applies himself steadfastly to his 'duties, 
such merit deserves not to go unrewarded. As a 
class we are no better in this regard than the 
majority, but there is one of our number who is a 
marked exception to the general rule. In his 
choice of studies he has always selected those that 
require the greatest amount of time for prepara- 
tion outside the class-room, even at the risk of be- 
ing called a "plugger" or a "grind;" pursuing the 
dainty animalcule under the microscope, or wander- 
ing through the intrigues of Henry VIII. 's private 
life with equal grace and ease. Nor is this all. Not 
finding the list of elective studies a sufficient out- 
let for his indomitable energy, he has turned his 
abilities to the so-called outside interests of college 
life. In athletics, "Doggie" has been the hardest 
worker on the teams, training with such fidelity 
that he has ever been the model of less fortunate 
athletes. Prize speakings, class squads, the col- 
lege publications, have all failed to satisfy his crav- 
ings for labor; his cry is still more work. He was 
even once heard to express a desire to hear one of 
Pinky Lee's stories repeated. Such a being is our 
Energetic Man, and I refer of course to Loton D. 
Jennings. You will notice how his overwork and 
mental worry have emaciated his frame and lined 
his face with care, making him a living warning to 
his fellow-students who might be tempted by his 
laurels to work, as he has done, not wisely but too 
well. Mr. Jennings, in presenting you with this 
pillow, I am actuated by the hope that by increas- 
ing your facilities for bodily comfort, I may tempt 
you to occasionally forego your almost incessant 
exertion and take a much-needed rest. 

RESPONSE OP ENERGETIC MAN. 

Mr. Jennings said : 
Mr. President: 

Perhaps you have heard, or if you have not, 
probably most here have of how thrice times Mark 
Antony offered Caesar the crown, and how thrice 
times he refused it because he was accused of being 
ambitious. So it is with me, only I accept this 
symbol of glory because I am accused of being 
energetic. 

Like the other recipients of these gifts here 
to-day, I will make an attempt at giving thanks 
Honors earned owe no obligations, and my glory 
has been gained by exerting my utmost energies. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



earned by hustling myself into the conflict with a 
spirit that knew nothing but success. Like the 
poet, "I, while my compauious slept, toiled upward 
in the night." Indeed, like the mighty Cassar, "I 
came, I saw, I conquered." 

Nevertheless, Mr. President, I appreciate this 
gift, and if ever sickness or any other cause 
swerves me from the path of duty, I will use this 
pillow and reconcile myself back to healtli by 
thinking that, like Soapine, energy did it. Yes, 
I^r. President, I again repeat, I appreciate this 
gift, for I realize the fact that energy is greatness, 
and that I am therefore the greatest man in this 
class, that this is the greatest class that cvei' hon- 
ored these classic halls with its illustrious presence. 
Were it not for my modesty, therefore, I would say 
that I am the greatest man that ever entered Bow- 
doin College. 

My energy has displayed itself in many direc- 
tions, and were it not for the disappointment which 
it would have caused our Ivy Day, on account of 
lack of variety, I would have been made recipient 
of all these gifts as a tribute to my ability in all 
these different lines. In music it was my energy 
that enabled me to overcome the great "Lance," 
notwithstanding the fact that he inherited great 
natural ability at beating the tam-tam from his 
ancestors, the Indians. Socially it was my energy 
that armed me with the weapon by means of which 
I could overcome the n^ighty Poor, although greatly 
handicapped by the almost sublime beauty of his 
moustache, and the exquisite poise of his glass eyes. 

These are some of tbe nobler aspects of my 
ambition, but there is another side which I hesitate 
to mention. Early in my college course, by seeing 
the comparative ease with which our Greek Pro- 
fessor shuffled the recitation cards, and the start- 
ling skill which he displayed in stocking them, 
my passion for poker was aroused, I determined 
to learn the game. Securing the services of 
Woodbury as instructor, I at once came to the 
front ranks. Out of justice to him I will say, all 
that I have, all that I ever expect to accomplish at 
this game, I owe to him, and I only wish that my 
lips could formulate a fitting tribute to his abilities 
in these lines. 

As to my future, I have not definitely decided 
what course I shall pursue. For a long time I have 
been contemplating applying my energies to the 
invention of a machine by means of which history 
could be learned by direct communication with the 
mummies and fossils of past ages, thereby doing a 
great service to suffering humanity, by freeing the 



slaves of " Willie," leading them from the realms 
where death reigns supreme into the regions of 
light and happiness. 

Suffice it to say that whatever calling I accept, 
I shall succeed, and when at last I "shuffle oft" this 
mortal coil," I will have placed on my tombstone 
these words : 

" He was a great man bred, 

He was a great man born, 

And now he's dead 

There's a great man gone." 

POPULAR MAN. 
The President: 

Before making the next and last presentation, 
I wish to recall your minds from whatever frivolous 
mood into which they may have been driven by the 
nature of the gifts and speeches of the recipients 
during the previous exercises. All of the preced- 
ing presentations have been tempered with that 
good-natured spirit of raillery and jest which has 
always been the key-note of Ivy Day. But that 
spirit of jest is now entirely put aside, and the 
award of the wooden spoon is made in all serious- 
ness and with heart-felt sincerity. To be chosen 
class popular man on Ivy Day is the greatest honor 
that can befall a man during his collegiate course. 
For to be so chosen he must have shown to the 
satisfaction of all his classmates that he possesses, 
more than any other man, those characteristics that 
make up the ideal college student. First of all, the 
popular man must be one who has, in every emer- 
gency, been gracious and courteous to all ; a man 
whose interest in class and college is well defined ; 
the skill of the athlete must be combined with 
those rare qualities that endear a student to his 
fellows ; and his even-tempered good-comradeship 
and gentlemanly conduct must have won for him 
on their own merits, this high place in the esteem 
of his classmates. All of these high qualifications 
find abundant exemplification in our choice for 
popular man to-day. 

The recipient has proven himself througliout 
his intercourse with us to be the ideal man to carry 
off this honor. As an athlete of marked ability, a 
scholar of more than ordinary attainments, a gen- 
tleman always, he has endeared himself to us all, 
in those indefinable ways that distinguish the true 
friend from the mere acquaintance, so that every 
man in college, from the meekest Freshman to the 
most dignified Senioi-, is able and proud to call 
" Greenie " his friend. 

Mr. Greenlaw, in behalf of the Class of '99 it is 
my great pleasure to present you with this wooden 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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spoon as an emblem of the uuivorsal esteem in 
which you are held. You may rest assured that 
the sood-will of the class and of the college will 
continue to follow you during the remainder nf the 
college life, and ever afterwartls out into the laiger 
life beyond these balls. 



RESPONSE OF POPULAR MAN. 

Mr. Greenlaw said: 

It is with a deep sense of gratitude and appre- 
ciation, that I receive this token of your friendship; 
and in thanking you for the honor which you have 
bestowed upon me, I find njyself unable to give 
ntterance to my feelings in eloquent terms, but I 
can say with all sincerity, that your feelings toward 
me, which are expressed by this spoon, are fully 
reciprocated. 

The close relationships which we have expe- 
rienced during the past three years, have been 
most pleasant and profitable, and it is with a deep 
feeling of sadness that we realize our college days 
are drawing to a close, and but one year remains. 

In accepting this spoon, I do not look upon it 
as my own, but as shared by every member of '99, 
because the ties of friendship which unite us are 
such as make us all popular, and one not more so 
than another. 

But custom has established the rule that each 
class shall choose one of its members as the 
custodian of this token; and it gives me great 
pleasure to serve as guardian of our common 
treasure. 

The four years a man spends in college are the 
pleasantest years of his whole life; and I am sure 
the past three years which we have spent in these 
old halls have been not only pleasant but fruitful. 
The many good times we have enjoyed have made 
these years, which looked like ages when we entered 
college, pass all too quickly, and now we are 
forced to face the cold fact that these happy days 
will end in one short year. Lot us make this, the 
last year of our college course, pleasauter and more 
profitable than the past three ; let us take such 
advantage of the many opportunities we have, that 
when we go out to pursue our courses in the various 
paths of life, we shall be prepared to take our pait 
in upholding the honor of old Bowdoin. 

Again, classmates, let me thank you for this 
spoon and all that it signifies, and may the close 
friendships which we have formed here be perpetu- 
ated through all time. 




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Miss Harriet A. Shaw, 
the celebrated harpist, played in 
the Episcopal Church on the 5th, and 
attracted a number of students. 

Newtowne Athletic Association can- 
celled the game with us, and our game 
with University of Maine, due on the 4th, was put 
over until the 6th, on account of rain. 
Good for Brunswick High School. 
McCarty, 1900, left for the summer on May 31st. 
Last themes of the term were due Tuesday, 
May 31st. Subjects: 

1. Should the College Course be Shortened to Three 
Years? 

2. Should Senators be Elected by Popular Vote ? 

3. A Short Story. 

P. L. Hill, 1901, has been in Portland. 

The Bowdoin Bugle, published by the Class of 
'99, made its appearance on Friday, May 27th. 

Brunswick Fligh School had an interscholastic 
meet on the Bowdoin track. May 31st. Class of 
'99 won. 

Professor Chapman gave adjonrns in English 
Literature to the Juniors for the last two recitations 
in the year. 

Invitations to the Bath High School graduation 
exercises and excursion have been sent to a num- 
ber of men. 

Lieutenant Peary has sent to the Medical School 
for a Senior medical student to accompany him on 
his Arctic trip. 

Owing to the death of Charles J. Chapman, '68, 
Professor Chapman held no classes in English 
Literature on June 2d and 3d. 

Notice was posted on the bulletin-board of the 
further postponement of the date for the closing of 
the Quill prize contest to Tuesday, May 31st. 

Rev. Mr. J. G. Merrill, editor of the Christian 
Mirror, preached at the Congregational Church on 
the 5th, and spoke in chapel in the afternoon. 

By accident the name of Penuell, '98, was omitted 
from the provisional list of the Senior Class in the 
Orient. The Oeibnt apologizes for the omission. 



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Bowdoin, 10 ; Bales, 2. 
Bowdoiu easily defeated Bates at Lewiston, May 
28th, in a game hardly worth describing. Libby's 
excellent work in the box and the errors of Bates' 
short-stop tell the story. 

Clark, Bryant, Bacon, and Wignot were Libby's 
mainstay, while Pulsifer's and Purinton's playing 
deserve mention for Bates. Tlie score: 
BOWDOIN. 

R BH PO A E 

Wignot, c 1 10 

Greenlaw, 1 1 1 1 

Bryant, 3 1 i 1 2 

Bacon, lb 2 2 11 9 

Clark, s. . .• 1 2 1 4 1 

Haskell, 2 1 1 

Stanwood, ct 3 1 1 

Cloudman, rf 1 1 

Libby, p 1 1 4 1 



Totals 10 13 27 10 2 

BATES. 

R BH PO A E 

Quinn, 3b 1 1 2 

Pulsiler, 2 1 3 2 

Lowe, lb 7 

Johnson, ss 3 5 5 

Putnam, r£ 2 

Purrinton, c 3 1 

Hinckley, If 3 2 

Bennett, cf 1 1 4 2 

Hussey, p 5 1 



Totals 



27 



13 10 



SCORE BY INNINGS. 

Bowdoin, 00011131 3—10 

Bates 00200000 0—2 

Two-base hits — Bacon, Stanwood, Pulsiler. Stolen 
bases — Bacon, Pulsifer. Base on balls — by Libby, Pulsiler. 
Struck out — by Libby, Quinn, Lowe, Johnson, Purington, 
Hinckley 2. Wild pitches— Hussey 3. Umpire — Kelley. 
Time— Ih., 40m. 

University of Maine, 5 ; Bowdoin, 1. 
Bowdoin lost to U. of M. on Monday, May .30th, 
in the last game with U. of M.. in the League series. 
The game was lost through the inability to bunch 
hits, and the errors of the Bowdoin infield ; other- 
wise it was a battle between the pitchers, Cushman 
and Libby. The score : 

UNIVEKSITY OF MAINE. 

AB R BH TB PO A E 

Pretto, SS 5 2 3 3 1 

Palmer, If 3 2 2 1 

Dolley, 3b 4 1 1 1 

Small, lb 4 8 

Welch, rf 4 2 1 1 1 

Brann, cl 3 1 

Sprague, 2b 3 2 4 

Clarke, c 4 1 1 1 12 1 

Cushman, p 4 2 

Totals 34 5 6 7 27 8 2 



BOWDOIN. 

AB R BH TB PO A E 

Greenlaw, If 3 2 2 3 

Wignot, c 4 1 1 6 2 1 

Bryant, 3b 4 2 1 3 

Bacon, lb 4 1 1 8 

Clarke, ss 4 1 1 1 1 

Libby, p 4 4 1 

Cloudman, rf 4 

Haskell, 2b 2 2 2 

Stanwood, cf 3 2 

Pratt 1 1 1 

Totals 33 1 5 5 24 10 6 

SCORE BY INNINGS. 

12345 6 789 

U. of M 2 3 0—5 

Bowdoin ....00100000 0—1 
Two-base bit — Pretto. Base on balls — by Cushman 2, 
by Libby 2. Struck out — by Cushman 10, by Libby 5. 
Hit by pitched Ijall — Sprague, Palmer. Stolen bases — 
U. of M. 3. Time— 2 hours. Umpire — Conway of Old- 
town. 



Bowdoin, 15 ; Tufts, 5. 

Bowdoin defeated Tufts in a listless game on the 
home grounds, June 2d, by the score of 15 to 5. 
The game belonged at home from the first inning, 
through the excellent batting of the Bowdoin team. 

Cloudm-in hit the first home run of the season ; 
Bacon pitched puzzling ball; and Bryant did some 
excellent stick work. For Tufts, Bean at third 
played a plucky and snappy game. The score : 
BOWDOIN. 

AB R BH PO A E 

Greenlaw, If 3 3 2 3 

Wignot, c 4 3 2 

Bryant, 3 5 2 3 3 2 

Bacon, p 5 1 2 2 3 

Clarke, ss 3 1 2 2 2 1 

Stanwood, m 5 1 1 2 

Cloudman, rf. 5 1 2 

Haskell, 2b 4 2 1 1 2 1 

Libby, 1 4 1 2 9 

Totals 38 15 15 21 10 4 

TUFTS. 

AE R BH PO A E 

Bean, 3, captain 4 1 2 1 

Burton, 1 4 7 1 

Hazelton, m., p 4 1 1 1 1 

Leahy, 2 4 2 2 2 

Griswold, c 3 S 1 

Richardson, ss 3 1 

Erickson, rf 2 1 

Maroin, If 2 1 1 

Curran, p 1 2 

Remington, m 2 1 2 

Totals 29 5 3 21 9 2 

SCORE BY INNINGS. 

12 3 4 5 7 

Bowdoin 3 8 1 3 0—15 

Tufts 1 4—5 

Home run — Cloudman. Two-base hits — Greenlaw, Bry- 
ant, Bacon, Bean. Passed balls — by Griswold 1. Bases 
on balls— by Bacon 2, by Curran 2, by Hazelton 3. Struck 
out— by Bacon, Erickson, Burton; by Curran, Cloudman 
2, Stanwood; by Hazelton, Greenlaw, Clark. Time— Ih., 
35m. Umpire— Carpenter. 



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Bates, 11; Bowdoin, 10. 

Bowdoin played her last game of a most success- 
I'ul season Friday, June lOtli, on the home grounds, 
losing by a score of 11 to 10. The game was lost 
in the third and fourth inning Ijy poor support in the 
field, and not by Bates' good playing. In the ninth, 
a brace by Bowdoin nearly turned the tables, but it 
was a trifle too late. 

Both Libby and Bacon pitched winning ball, but 
costly errors gave the game to Bates. Bates' errors 
were not costly, and on the whole she jilayed a 
steadier game. 

Bates, by winning from Bowdoin and losing to 
Colby in the afternoon, caused the pennant to fall to 
Colby. 

BATES. 



Quinn.Sb 6 

Pulsifer, p., 2b 2 

Lowe, lb 5 

Johnson, ss 5 

Purinton, c 5 

Putnam, rf 5 

Hirikley, If 5 

Bennett, cf 4 

Smith, 2b 5 



12 

3 7 



Totals 



42 11 12 27 12 6 



BOWDOIN. 



Greenlaw, II 3 

Wiguott, 5 

Bryant, 3b 4 

Baooii, p., lb 5 

Pratt, 2b. '. .5 

Clarke, ss 4 

Libby, lb., p 4 

Stanwood, cf 3 

Haskell, 2b 5 







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2 10 1 

2 14 2 

15 

2 2 

13 1 



Totals 



39 



10 10 27 12 



SCORE BY INNINGS. 



Bates, . . 
Bowdoin . 



00431010 2—11 
000113 00 5—10 



TRACK ATHLETICS. 
Bowdoin, 1901, 76; Colby, 1901, 50. 

Bowdoin and Colby Freshmen fought for athletic 
honors at Brunswick last Saturday, June 11th, before 
a small and unenthusiastic audience and on a heavy 
track. 

The meet was Bowdoin's from the start, and the 
only interest was aroused when Cloudman did the 
century in 10 2-5 and later threatened the state record 
in the broad jump. Bean of Colby made an excel- 
lent record in the discus, while Gregson, Snow, and 
Newenham did good work. 

100-yard dash — Won by Cloudman, Bowdoin ; Kice, 
Colby, second ; Newenham, Colby, third. Time 10 2-5s. 

Half-mile run — Won by Martell, Bowdoin; Davis, 
Colby, second; Griffiths, Bowdoin, third. Time 2m., 24s. 



220-yard hurdle — Won by Gregson, Bowdoin; Joseph, 
Colby, second; Newenham, Colby, third. Time 30s. 

440-yard dash — Won by Snow, Bowdoin; Marvell, 
Colby, second; Smith, Bowdoin, third. Time 56 2-5s. 

One-mile bicycle — Won by Small, Bowdoin; Marvel, 
Colby, second; Cowan, Bowdoin, third. Time 2m., 55s. 

120-yard hurdle — Won by Gregson, Bowdoin; Snow, 
Bowdoin, second; Newcombe, Colby, third. Time 
19-2-5S. 

220-yard dash — Won by Cloudman, Bowdoin; Rice, 
Colby, second; Cowan, Bowdoin, third. Time 24s. 

One-mile run— Won by Wheeler, Bowdoin; Black- 
burn, Colby, second; Griffiths, Bowdoin, third. Time 5m. 

Putting IB-pound shot — Won by Gregson, Bowdoin; 
Cloudman, Bowdoin, second; Hill, Bowdoin, third. Dis- 
tance 29 It., 3 in. 

Running high jump- Won by Withee, Colby; Sprague, 
Colby, second; Cloudman, Bowdoin, third. Height 4 ft., 
11 :3-4 in. 

Throwing IG-pound hammer — Won by Cloudman, Bow- 
doin; Gregson, Bowdoin, second; Bean, Colby, third. 
Distance 81 ft., 1 in. 

Pole vault— Won by Newcombe, Colby,' Hill, Bow- 
doin, second; Rice, Colby, third. Height 9 It., 3-4 in. 

Throwing discus— Won by Bean, Bowdoin; Rice, 
Colby, second ; Gregson, Bowdoin, third. Distance 90 
ft., 6 in. 

Running broad jump — Won by Cloudman, Bowdoin; 
Newenham, Colby, second; Hill, Bowdoin, third. Dis- 
tance 20 ft. 

M. I. C. A. A. Maet. 

The fourth annual championship field day re- 
sulted in a splendid victory for Bowdoin, and some- 
what to the surprise of the prophets, as Maine State 
was considered a little threatening. 

All the events were hotly contested, and walk- 
overs were entirely absent. 

Five records went during the afternoon, one of 
which was the New England record on the discus 
throw, broke by Grover of U. of M. 

The score by detail is as follows : 

100 Yards Dash — Trial Heats— 1st heat won by Kendall , 
Bowdoin; Merrill, Bowdoin, second. Time, 10 2-5 seconds. 
2d heat won by Stanwood, Bowdoin; Cotton, Colby, 
second. Time, 10 .3-5 seconds. 3d heat won by Rollins, 
U. of M.; Edwards, Bowdoin, second. Time, 10 2-5 
seconds. Heat for second men won by Merrill, Bowdoin. 
Time, 10 4-5 seconds. Final heat won by Rollins; Ken- 
dall, second; Stanwood, third. Time, 10 1-5 secouds. 
[New record.] 

Half-Mile Run— Won by Goodwin, V. of M. ; Merrill, 
U. of M., second; Marston, Bowdoin, third. Time, 3 
minutes, 10 1-2 seconds. 

120 Yards Hurdle — Trial Heats — 1st heat won by Ken- 
dall, Bowdoin; Cotton, second. Time, 18 1-5 secouds. 
2d heat won by Hadlock, Bowdoin. Time, 18 seconds. 
Final heat won by Kendall, Bowdoin; Hadlock, Bowdoin, 
second; Cotton, Colby, third. Time, 16 2-5 seconds. [New 
record.] 



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410 Yards Dash— Trial Heats -1st heat won by Stetson, 
Bowdoin; Merrill, U. of M., second. Time, 55 2-5 seconds. 
2d heat won by Snow, Bowdoin; Goodwin, U. of M., 
second. Time, .55 3-5 seconds. 3d heat won by Beane, 
Bowdoin; Griffiths, Bowdoin, second. Time, 58 3-5 
seconds. Final heat won by Snow; Stetson, second; 
Goodwin, third. Time, 54 seconds. 

Two Mile Bicycle— Won by Clough, Bowdoin; Small, 
Bowdoin, second; Linn, TJ. of M., third. Time, 5 min- 
utes, 46 seconds. 

One Mile Run— Won by Merrill, Bates; Babb, Bowdoin, 
second; Tate, U. of M., third. Time, 4 minutes, 57 
seconds. 

220 Yards Hurdle— Trial Heats— 1st heat won by Ken- 
dall, Bowdoin; Spencer, Uolby, second. Time, 28 seconds. 
2d heat won by Edwards, Bowdoin; Hadlock, second. 
Time, 27 3-5 seconds. Final heat won by Edwards, 
Bowdoin; Kendall, Bowdoin, second; Hadlock, Bow- 
doin, third. Time, 20 4-5 seconds. [New Record.] 

220 Yards Dash— Trial' Heats— 1st heat won by Hatch, 
U. of M.; Stanwood, Bowdoin, second. Time, 23 3-5 
seconds. 2d heat won by Rollins, U. of M. ; Ham, Bates, 
second. Time, 23 3-5 seconds. Final heat won by Rol- 
lins, U. of M.; Hatch, Bates, second; Stanwood, Bowdoin, 
third. Time, 23 3-5 seconds. 

Two Mile Run — Won by Merrill, Bates; Babb, Bow- 
doin, second; French, U. of M., third. Time, 11 minutes, 
37 seconds. 

FIELD EVENTS. 

Pole Vault— Won by Clarke and Wignot, Bowdoin, 
tied; Minott, Bowdoin, third. Height, 10 feet, 4 7-8 
inches. [New record.] 

Putting 16-Pouud Shot — Won by Godfrey, Bowdoin; 
distance, 36 feet, 7 1-2 inches; Grover, U. of M., second; 
distance, 35 feet, 3 inches; Bruce, Bates, third; distance, 
31 feet, 10 inches. 

Running High Jump— Won by Stevens, Colby; God- 
frey, Bowdoin, and Jordan, Bates, tied for second. Height, 
5 feet, 6 7-8 inches. 

Throwing 10-Pound Hammer— Won by Grover, U. of 
M.; distance, 102 feet, 8 inches; Saunders, Bates, second; 
distance, 100 feet, 8 1-2 inches; Bruce, Bates, third; dis- 
tance, 97 feet, 6 inches. 

Running Broad Jump— Won by Hadlock, Bowdoin; 
Edwards, Bowdoin, second; Elder, Bates, third; distance, 
11) feet, 5 inches. 

Throwing the Discus— Won by Grover, U. of M.; dis- 
tance, 115 feet, 6 1-4 inches; Pike, Colby, second; dis- 
tance, 98 feet, 11 1-2 inches; Sabine, U. of M., third; dis- 
tance, 93 feet, 7 inches. 

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'25. — It was seventy-three 
jeais ago that Hon. James W. Brad- 
'\ ' buiy graduated from Bowdoin College 
in the same immortal class with Longfellow, 
Hawthorne, Cilley, Abbott, Cheever, and 
others of fame. He is not only the only survivor of 
that class but is also the oldest living graduate of 
the college, yet his love for his Ahna Mater only 
increases with his years, and hi.« interest never flags. 
For some time it has been his idea to have Augusta 
follow the example of Portland, Boston, New York, 
Washington, Minneapolis, and other cities and organ- 
ize an association of the alumni, and accordingly he 
invited, through the columns of the Journal, the 
Bowdoin men of the city and vicinity to meet at his 
residence, yesterday, at 5 p.m. The invitation met 
with a cordial response, showing that the spirit of 
the old Whispering Pine college never dies in the 
hearts of her sons. Of the twentj'-five Bowdoin 
graduates in Augusta twenty-one were j^resent, and 
two of the absent ones were out of town. The 
assembly organized as the Kennebec Bowdoin Alumni 
Association, and its membership will include all 
graduates and former students of the college residing 
in the county. There are several in each, Gardiner, 
Hallowell, and Waterville, besides the twenty-live 
oi' so in Augusta. 'The following were present at 
the meeting, yesterday afternoon : J. W. Bradbury, 
'25; Dr. J. W. North, '60; Rev. C. F. Penney, '60; 
Rev. E. S. Stackpole, '71 ; Dr. W. L. Thompson, '75 ; 
Dr. 0. S. C. Davies, '79; Dr. H. L. Johnson, '81 ; F. 
E. Smith, '81 ; M. S. Holway, '82 ; A. M. Goddard, 
'82 ; Clarence B. Burleigh, '87 ; Joseph Williamson, 
'88; Frank L. Staples, '89 ; F. J. C. Little, '89 ; Dr. 
O. W. Turner, '90; Allen Quimby, '95 ; James W. 
Crawford, '95; Edward S. Lovejoy, '95; Ralph W. 
Leighton, '96; Charles A. Knight, '96, and J. Clair 
Minot, '96. The following officers were elected 
by acclamation: President, Hon. J. W. Bradbury; 
Vice-Presidents, Hon. H. M. Heath and Rev. C. F. 
Penney; Secretary and Treasurer, J. Chiir Minot; 
Executive Committee, C. B. Burleigh, Rev. E. S. 
Stackpole, and A. M. Goddard. The company passed 
a very pleasant hour between business and soci;il 
chat. The matter of a banquet in the immediate 
future was discussed, and left in the hands of the 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



63 



executive committee. With such a membership and 
such a beginning the association can be nothing short 
of a success. Its ties will bind its members together 
and enable them to be an active force in supporting 
their college. 

'68. — Hon. Charles Jarvis Chapman, ex-mayor of 
Portland and vice-president of the Chapman National 
Bank of that city, died suddenly, June 1st. He was 
seized with a spasm in a street car. He was removed 
to a doctor's otBce, but died in a few moments. Hon. 
Charles J. Chapman was born in Bethel, January 29, 
1848. He was the son of Robert A. and Frances 
(Carter) Chapman, and attended the public schools 
and the academy in Bethel, and a course at Gorham 
Academy. He entered Bowdoin College, graduating 
in the Class of 1868. He was an enthusiastic student 
and, in the Senior year, won the first prize for Eng- 
lish composition. His studies impaired his health, 
and after graduation he made a trip to Minnesota and 
entered the employ of the Northern Pacific, remain- 
ing with that corporation for two years. In 1870 he 
returned to Maine and entered upon a brilliant busi- 
ness career as a member of the flour and grain com- 
mission house of Norton, Chapman & Co., in Port- 
land. During all the changes in the firm in the past 
quarter of a century Mr, Chapman remained a mem- 
ber of the firm, and after its incorporation became 
treasurer and general manager. This firm took high 
i-ank in its line of business and was the agent of the 
celebrated Pillsbury Mills of Minneapolis. In 1890 
Mr. Chapman, in connection with his brothers, Cul- 
len C. and Robert, established a successful banking 
house which afterward became the Chapman National 
Bank on October 9, 1893, and which has been very 
successful in its operations. Mr. Chapman was a 
staunch Republican in politics. He served in the 
Common Council from 1877 to 1879 and was its presi- 
dent the last term, and at the time the Portland & 
Rochester Railroad was sold, by preventing undue 
haste, he brought to the city treasury $75,000 more 
than the road would otherwise have sold for. He 
was a member of the Board of Aldermen, 1880, 1881, 
and was chairman of the board the second year. In 
1886 he was elected Mayor and was subsequently re- 
elected by increased majorities, serving three terms. 
The Back Bay improvements date from that time and 
also the lease of the Portland & Ogdensburg Rail- 
road (in which the city held large interests) to the 
Maine Central, which has resulted in not only mak- 
ing the investment of the city remunerative, but also 
in securing permanently to Portland the common 
advantages for which the Portland & Ogdensburg 
was constructed. During his mayoralty the new 



reservoir on Munjoy Hill was built ; the new Public 
Library building, the munificent gift of ex-Mayor 
Baxter, accepted by the city, and the Longfellow 
statue on Longfellow Square presented to the city by 
the Longfellow Association as a memorial to the 
gifted poet. The great celebration of Portland's cen- 
tennial was inaugurated and carried to a successful 
consummation largely through Mayor Chapman's 
untiring efforts, and he was one of the commissioners 
from this state on the occasion of the National Cen- 
tennial in New York in 1888. That same year he 
was an alternate delegate-at-large to the Rei^ublican 
national convention at Chicago, which nominated 
President Harrison. During the past two or three 
years Mr. Chapman has declined public office and 
occupied his time chiefly with his commercial and 
banking interests, acting also as trustee for different 
estates and being employed on committees for the 
reorganization of various corporations. Many of the 
matters entrusted to him have required much time 
and good judgment. He has also been director of 
the Portland & Ogdensbui-g, an officer of the Board 
of Trade, and president of the Diamond Island Asso- 
ciation, Portland Sprinkling Company, director of 
the Portland Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Maine 
Auxiliary Fire Alarm Company, vice-president of 
Chapman National Bank, and a trustee of the Public 
Library. Mr. Chapman also served as a member of 
the school committee. He was a member of the Port- 
land Club, Athletic Club, Medical Science Club, and 
the Bowdoin Club. September 15, 1875, Mr. Chap- 
man married Miss Anna Dow Hinds, daughter of 
Benjamin F. Hinds, and leaves a widow and five 
children : Marian, Robert Franklin — a student in 
Bowdoin College, Charles Jarvis, Jr., Philip Free- 
land, and Harrison. The family are membei's of 
Williston Church. 

'70. — Representative Alexander wrote his class- 
mate. Professor Frost, at Westford, that Mr. John 
Coombs of the Class of '69 recently appeared before 
the Judiciary Committee, of which Mr. Alexander is 
a member, and made an argument in favor of a bill 
assuming the payment for all losses to the American 
marine during the war with Spain. Mr. Alexander 
said that all upon the committee admitted that Mr. 
Coombs' speech was by far the ablest of any heard 
during the session, and the committee has had before 
it some of the leading lawyers of the country. Mr. 
Coombs, as is well known, is a lawyer in Boston, 
and was introduced to the committee by Judge McCall 
representing the Harvard College District. 

'77 — Mr. Edwin A. Scribner, a native of Tops- 
ham and a graduate of Bowdoin, '77, died at his 



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home in Boonton, N. J., May 22d, aged 42 years. 
He was, for a time, Professor of Natural Science at 
Ripen (Wis.) College. He had been closely identi; 
tied with the business interests of Boonton for the 
past seven years. He was president of the Loando 
Hard Rubber Company, a member of the Order of 
Foresters, of the Royal Arcanum and of the Nathan 
Hale Lodge of Hartford, Conn. In politics he was 
always a Republican, and was, at the time of his 
death, chairman of the Republican municipal commit- 
tee, and a member of the Republican county com- 
mittee. He leaves a widow and three children. Mr. 
Scribner was the only son of the late Charles E. and 
Sarah A. Scribner of Topsham. Mr. Lincoln Rogers, 
of Paterson, N. J., and Mr. Charles Seabury of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., both graduates of Bowdoin College, 
were among the pall-bearers. 

'93. — W. P. Chamberlain successfully passed a 
competitive examination for the medical corps of the 
I'egular army. He has been Assistant Surgeon with 
rank and pay of first lieutenant. Among fifty candi- 
dates who took the ten days' examination Mr. Cham- 
berlain took the highest rank. Mr. Chambei'lain 
resigns a fine position on the staff of Massachusetts 
General Hospital to accept this position, which is a 
life position. 

'96. — H. H. Pierce received the degree of Bachelor 
of Laws from New York Law School, last week. He 
has finished the three years' course in two years. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of Theta of a k b, ? 

May 27, 1898. S 

Whereas, We have learned with profound sorrow 
of the death of one of our charter members, the Rev- 
erend Lewis Goodrich of the Class of 1845, therefore 
be it 

Resolved, That in his death the Fraternity has lost 
a true and loyal member whose life, so nobly spent, 
has well exemplified its principles and brought added 
honor to its name ; 

Resolved, That the sincere sympathy of the Chap- 
ter be extended to the bereaved family, and that a 
copy of these resolutions be sent to them, and be 
inserted in the Bowdoin Orient. 

Clifton A. Towle, 
Arthur H. Nason, 
Percy A. Babb, 

Gommiltee for the Chapter. 



ALPHA DELTA PHI. 
Charles Jarvis Chapman. 
Born January 29, 1848. 
Died June 1, 1898. 
In the death of Charles Jarvis Chapman, the Bow- 
doin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi has suffered the loss 
of one who had all those qualities which are neces- 
sary to true manhood. 

Both in business life, whether performing some 
duty of public trust or acting in his private capacity, 
and iu'the circle of his friends, he ever showed those 
traits which command the respect and love of all. 

The Chapter regrets the death of one so upright, 
so generous ; a brother possessing the noblest attri- 
butes of human natui'e and ever devoted to the 
welfare and interests of our fraternity. 

Hanson Hart Webster, 
Joseph Cleveland Pearson, 
Harris James Milliken, 

For the Chapter. 



Edwin A. Scribner, Class op '77. 
1856-1898. 
The Eta charge of Theta Delta Chi, learning with 
sorrow of the death of one of her most loyal and 
faithful brothers, Edwin A. Scribner of Boonton, 
New Jersey, hereby places on record a tribute to his 
upright character and fraternal worth. 

He was a man of sterling qualities and broad 
sympathies. Perhaps his distinguishing characteristic 
was his intense loyalty to liis college, his fraternity, 
and his friends. 

To the family we express our heart-felt sympathy 
in their time of sorrow, and mourn with them the 
loss of one who was ever true to his ideals of duty 
and manliness. 

For the charge, 

Edwin E. Spear, 

Philip M. Palmer, 
Frederick L. Hills. 



President Eliot projihesies that college fraternities 
will, in time, cause American universities to be 
broken up into colleges after the English plan. 

Cornell has a different style of "C'for each of 
the four divisions of athletics — foot-ball, base-ball, 
rowing, and track. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

^ COnnENCEHENT NUHBER. -^ 



Vol. XXVIII. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JULY 6, 1898. 



No. 5. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT ALTERNATE WEDNESDAY DURING 
THE COLLEGIATE TEAR ET THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

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Btron S. Philoon, '99, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

Frank L. Dutton, '99, Business Manager. 

Joseph W. Whitnet, 1900, Assistant Business Manager. 

Drew B. Hall, '99. James P. Webber, 1900. 

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Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary .articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he wishes to have appended. 

Personal and news items may be mailed to Box 1071, Bruns- 
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Entered at the Post-Office at Brmiswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXVIII., No. 5.— Jult 6, 1898. 

Editorial Notes 65 

Bowdoin's Ninety-Third Commencement ... 65 

Baccalaureate Sermon 66 

Junior Prize Declamation 71 

'98's Class Day 72 

Class-Day Oration 72 

Class-Day Poem 7i 

Afternoon Exercises 76 

Opening Address 76 

Class History 77 

Class Prophecy 80 

Closing Address 84 

Class Ode 85 

Commencement Exercises 86 

Senior Promenade 87 

Medical School Graduation 88 

In Memoriam 89 

College World 89 




J^4 ' ' >^ 

Another Commencement has been 
celebrated. Another class has been added 
to the alumni of Bowdoin. It was a grand 
Commencement and it was a grand class. 
The Orient hopes that there may be many 
more of each. To the Class of '98 the 
Orient would simply say, " You are alumni 
of Bowdoin : remember it." 



TlfHIS number of the Orient is not so 
^ large as it has been at other Commence- 
ments, because the financial resources of the 
paper are not sufBcient to warrant it this 
year. The editorial and business depart- 
ments this year are trying to work together 
more than in the past, and thereby relieve 
the finances of the burdens that have been 
increasing every year. In consequence, this 
number will contain simply the necessary 
parts. 



B05n£D0IN'S 

linet]j=Whir(l lommenGement. 

TTTHE ninety-third Commencement of Bow- 
"^ doin College was ushered in on Sunday, 
June 19th, by the Baccalaureate Sermon of 
President William De Witt Hyde, D.D., LL.D. 



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Baccalaureate Sermon 

By Rev. William DeWitt Hyde, D.D., Peesi- 

DBNT OF BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

Delivered Before the Class op '98, at the Congre- 
gational Church, Brunswick, Me., June 19, 1898. 



THE VICTORY OF FAITH. 
This is the victory that overcometh tlie ■world, even our 
faith. — 1 John v. , 4. 

All life is a struggle. In plant and animal it is 
a perpetual struggle for existence. Man struggles 
not with environment and competitors alone. His 
hardest struggle is with himself. In a famous pas- 
sage Hegel says, "I am not one of the combatants, 
but rather both of the combatants, and also the 
combat itself." There is a deep reason why this 
must be so. The struggle, and too often the trag- 
edy of life, lies in the fact that man is the meeting 
point of a thousand impetuous appetites and pas- 
sions which apparently he can neither gratify with- 
out ruin, nor suppress without disaster. 

There are four possible issues of this conflict. 

First : We may yield to the sway of unbridled 
appetites and passions. That is the surrender of 
sensuality. 

Second: We may resist them all. That is the 
defiance of asceticism. 

Third : We may gratify only such as custom and 
rule allow. That is the compromise of law. 

Fourth : We may enlist them in the service of 
the ideal. That is the Victory of Faith. 

First: We may surrender; let each desire in 
turn hold undisputed sway, and give ourselves over 
to the riot of appetite and the revelry of passion. 
This is the course eulogized in the literature of 
drinking songs; and consists of the "native mo- 
ments" which our modern prophet of unorganized 
desire so loves to praise; as he shouts, "Give me 
the drench of the passions, give me life coarse and 
rank; I will play a part no longer." 

In such a life there is literally no "playing of a 
part," no recognition of high and unseen ends, by 
which the low, the immediate, the visible shall be 
judged; in other words, no faith, and nothing to 
fight for. The soul iguominiously capitulates at the 
first approach of whatever seeks to enter. Once 
admitted, these appetites and passions clash with 
one another, and bring anarchy and ruin to the soul 
that lets itself be torn asunder by their strife. 

" And the state o£ man. 
Like to a little kingdom, suffers then 
The nature of an insurrection." 



Too late the captive soul wakes up to find itself 
mocked and enslaved. 

Immediate appetite, raw impulse, chance desire, 
when taken as the end and aim of life, prove 
utterly disappointing and disgusting. 

When once this ignominious defeat, this shame- 
ful slavery, is recognized, the soul is ready for the 
second stage of the spiritual combat. Appetite and 
passion have wrought this havoc. Therefore the 
soul will have none of them, but seeks to drive all 
out indiscriminately. After a licentious age, as a 
protest against it, asceticism, either in the rags of 
the Cynic, the cloak of the Stoic, the cowl of the 
monk or the garb of the Puritan, is invoked to 
wreak the vengeance of the soul on the passions 
that have wrought its ruin. Then riches are des- 
pised as evil; art is neglected; beauty is shunned 
as a snare, and pleasure above all things is abhorred. 

Now this is a real fight. The soul, fooled by the 
unkept promises of sensuous desires, rises in right- 
eous indignation, and drives the recreant rebels out. 
This ascetic warfare develops strength, determina- 
tion, courage, endurance, and has produced some 
of the strongest characters in history. 

Still it is a fight of will, not the fight of faith. 
It is negative, not positive. The ascetic soul is for- 
ever on the defensive ; never ventures into the open 
field. And worse than that, it is after all an empty 
victory that it wins. To reign supreme in a citadel 
from which the great majority of the desires and 
interests of human nature have been banished, is to 
be lord of a very poor and impoverished domain. 

Then again this hollow victory is very insecure. 
Jesus' parable of the chamber that was empty, 
swept, and garnished, was directed against this 
very weakness. Merely keeping appetites and pas- 
sions out of one's soul is beset with the same diffl- 
culty that one meets in trying to drive air out of a 
room with a fan. As fast as you drive it out at one 
door it comes in at another, or through the cracks. 
In order to expel an appetite or passion you must 
think about it ; and to think about it is really to 
let it into your mind; to think constantly about 
keeping it out is to have it there all the time; and 
to have it there, even as a thing to be resisted, is to 
grow dangerously familiar with it, and to be silently 
preparing for a sudden fall. The law of suggestion 
within the mind is stronger than any authority 
without. 

Probably the most unclean places that have dis- 
graced a nominally Christian civilization have been 
monasteries where enforced celibacy was the rule 
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PLiritauisrn that tbe tragedy of the " Scarlet Letter" 
was born. Strong and sturdy indeed is the fight of 
the ascetic; but bis Ijingdom is an empty kingdom, 
and bis throne is insecure. No less than nature 
herself does the soul of man abhor a vacuum. 

After the shame of surrender came tbe defiance 
of self-assertion. But man cannot live forever in 
these barren and contracted quarters; one cannot 
always feed on the pride of self-sufliciency. The 
third stage of the moral conflict is the compromise 
of law. To gratify all our appetites indiscrimi- 
nately is ruin ; to suppress them all is desolation. 
We must make terms with these clamorous desires 
We must lake some, and reject others. 

Law sums up in abstract form the practical 
experience of the race. From the dawn of history 
even until now, men have been trying all sorts of 
experiments in the indulgence of their natural appe- 
tites and passions. The great majority of these 
experiments have turned out badly. The moral law 
is an attempt to define the conditions under which 
gratification of desire turns out disastrously. j\lur- 
der, lying, stealing, adultery, covetousness, are the 
most obvious and fatal errors into which unregu- 
lated desire leads men; and the last half of the ten 
commandments is directed against these fatal indul- 
gences. With tbe increasing complexity of life 
these simple rules require constant expansion and 
amplification to cover the extreme breadth of the 
ways a modern man may take to his desti'uction. 
So subtle and complex has the law of conduct 
become, that we have given up the attempt to tabu- 
late it. It exists rather in the form of a public 
sentiment, which does not undertake to specify in 
advance every thing one ought not to do, 'but visits 
its condemnation on the oftender whenever his con- 
duct falls below tbe standard which all decent and 
respectable people accept. 

Mow the regulation of conduct by tbe results of 
the experience of the race, reflected in public senti- 
ment and reproduced in the individual conscience, 
is the third stage of the moral conflict, or as I have 
called it, the truce of law. . It is, you see, a com- 
promise, not a victory. There are the desires as 
crude and coarse and rank as they were at first. 
Over against them, at this stage, however, stand 
the stern sentinels of public sentiment and individ- 
ual conscience, challenging each hot appetite and 
burning passion as it arises, and permitting only 
such of them to pass into outward act, as the 
unwritten laws of social sentiment and private con- 
science approve. 

This stage represents an enormous advance over 



either the unreasoning indulgence of sensuality, or 
the almost equally unreasoning repression of asceti- 
cism. This attitude is reasonable. It is eminently 
respectable. In spite of a great deal of bluster and 
bravado of would-be toughs on the one hand, and 
tbe pious professions and pretensions of nominal 
Christians on the other band, this is the plane on 
which the vast majority of people are actually liv- 
ing to-day. They would like to do a great many 
things which they dare not do, for fear of the speech 
of people or the sting of conscience. Not many of 
you have recognized yourselves in either of the pre- 
ceding stages. You have congratulated yourselves 
that you were neither sensualists nor ascetics. Can 
you thank God that you are also emancipated from 
this third stage? Have you got beyond the truce 
of law, the slavery to public sentiment, the bondage 
to a conscience which you still feel is alien to your 
real self? 

Possibly some of you not only are in this third 
stage, but even contented to be there, which is infin- 
itely worse. Perhaps you ask, why is not this res- 
pectability, this outward conformity, this truce of 
law enough? Why not build tabernacles here ? 

Because it is a mean, servile, cowardly condi- 
tion. In Paul's language it is only the beggarly ele- 
ments of the spiritual life. In Greek terminology 
it is one-sided ; the exaggeration of temperance and 
the deficiency of courage; the power to check 
unworthy impulse by reason, but not the power to 
carry a worthy impulse through to a victorious con- 
clusion. There is nothing free, or glad, or generous, 
or heroic, or manly about this miserable subjection 
to a law outside one's self. < 

People of this type commit few overt acts of 
flagrant sin; but they rise to no shining heights of 
heroic righteousness. They manage to keep their 
precious souls just out of the hell they are afraid 
of; but they never come in sight of the shining bat- 
tlements of Heaven. They will not cheat you; but 
you must never expect them to do a costly deed iu 
your behalf. They do not get drunk; but they do 
not make their homes so happy that children and 
friends prefer it to the saloon. They do not commit 
adultery, or risk the scandal of a divorce ; but home 
to them and those they live with is not a synonym 
for love and blessedness. They never tell a lie ; 
but they do not speak the truth with love, or for- 
bear to tell tales of others' misdeeds with glee. 
They will not break the Sabbath ; but no one who 
has to spend it in their presence likes to see the 
dreadful day come around. They won't swear; but 
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they make the people who see them want to. They 
never fail to say their prayers to God; they do not 
go out of their way to say kind things to their unfort- 
unate and erring fellows. In a word, they are as 
good as trying not to be bad can make them. But 
there is no freshness or spontaneity in their cut-and- 
dried conformities. There is no integrity of being 
to give unity and power to the right acts they per- 
functorily perform. They accumulate no moral 
momentum, and generate no spiritual enthusiasm. 

For these and kindred reasons, no great, gener- 
ous, brave, original spirit was ever content with 
this stage of spiritual development. Socrates drank 
the hemlock rather than rest in it. Jesus chose the 
cross in preference. Paul, who had large experi- 
ence of this merely legal righteousness, cast it 
behind him as a childish, school-boy stage, and was 
willing to endure no end of stripes and imprison- 
ments, perils and persecutions, if only he might 
prevent his countrymen from being entangled in 
this yoke of bondage. Luther went even to the 
verge of moral heresy to escape it, in his "Pecca 
fortiter." Browning takes the ground that the overt 
act is less disastrous to strength and worth of char- 
acter than the cowardly compromise of a soul that 
sets its heart on a sin it lacks the energy to execute. 
" The sin I impute to each frustrate ghost 
Is the unlit lamp and the ungirt loin, 
Though the end in view were a vice, I say." 
George Meredith protests, — 

" I am not one of those miserable males 
AVho sniff at vice, and daring not to snap, 
Do therefore hope for Heaven. I take the hap 
Of all my deeds. The wind that fills my sails 
Propels; but I am helmsman." 

Finally Kipling, the most virile and unconven- 
tional of moderns, in his own bhint way, shows the 
same supreme contempt for these cowardly, com- 
promising neutrals, neither saints nor sinners, who 
have no originality in either righteousness or sin, 
whom St. Peter debars from Heaven, and even the 
Devil scorns to receive into Hell. 
"And Tomlinson took up his tale and told of his good in 

life. 
' This I have read in a book,' he said, ' and that was told 

to me. 
And this have I thought that another man thought of a 

Prince in Muscovy.' 
The good souls flocked like homing doves and bade him 

clear the path, 
And Peter twirled the jangling keys in weariness and 

wrath. 
'Ye have read, ye have heard, ye have thought,' he said, 

' and the tale is yet to run : 
By the worth of the body that once ye had, give answer — 

what ha' ye done? 



Oh, none may reach by hired speech of neighbor, priest, 

and kin, 
Through borrowed deed to God's good meed that lies so 

fair withiu. 
Get hence, get hence to the Lord of Wrong, for doom has 

yet to run 
And .... the faith that ye share with Berkeley Scjuare 

uphold you, Tomlinson.' " 

But his sin turns out to be of the same imitative, 
borrowed uature, and the Devil finds him unfit for 
Hell. 
" And he said, ' Go husk this whimpering thief that comes 

in the guise of a man: 
Winnow him out 'twixt star and star and sieve his proper 

worth.' 
And his servants report: ' The soul that he got from God 

he has bartered clean away. 
AVe have threshed a stock of print and book, and win- 
nowed a chattering wind. 
And many a soul wherefrom he stole, but his we cannot 

find: 
We have handled him, we have dandled him, we have 

seared him to the bone. 
And sure, if tooth and nail show truth, he has no soul of 

his own.' " 

This conformity without character, this prudence 
without principle, this truce of law is doubtless an 
advance upon the surrender of sensuality or the 
defiance of asceticism; but it falls far short of the 
highest. What then is the highest? What is faith? 

Faith is the faculty of the ideal. Faith sees 
what man can be, and judges what he is by that. 
The clear vision of the whole determines the parts 
to be accepted or rejected. The firm grasp of the 
end fixes the choice of means. 

Thus faith transcends the crude opposition of 
appetites and passions on the one side, and the self 
on the other, which is characteristic of each of the 
three earlier stages. In all these stages the appe- 
tites were the starting point ; and the self was pri- 
marily concerned with them; whether to accept, or 
to reject, or to select. Faith, on the contrary, starts 
with a vision of the perfected self as the prime con- 
cern; and thus brings to these appetites and pas- 
sions a standard of its own. Hence while the other 
attitudes give either surrender, or defiance, or com- 
promise, faith gives the victory. 

A man has, for instance, a vision of the athlete 
he is capable of being. He has the same natural 
fondness for sweetmeats and stimulants that other 
fellows have. But whiskey and cigars are elements 
which, while they may be good in themselves, are 
so manifestly inconsistent with the athletic ideal, 
that the man who puts himself in training for the 
athletic contest, shuts these things out of his life as 
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the athlete he means to be, calls for beef and eggs 
and milk; and by the power of his faith in his ideal 
ho is able to prefer these plain substantial foods to 
the sweetmeats and narcotics and stimulants which, 
for the man with no athletic pretensions, retain 
their natural attractiveness. His faith has ruled 
these things out for bira, and giren him the victory. 

Another man has a vision of the scholar be is 
capable of being. To clearly grasp and effectively 
set forth some department of knowledge, interest- 
ing in itself, and pregnant with vast benefits to 
mankind, appeals to him as the one thing above all 
others which it is best worth while for him to do. 
He has all the natural propensity to conviviality 
and good-fellowship that every healthy fellow ought 
to have. But late hours at the theatre party, the 
ball-room, or the club, delightful as they are in 
themselves, and desirable as they are for fellows 
whose time hangs heavy on their idle hands by day, 
refuse, except in very moderate proportions, to har- 
monize with that clear-headedness and power of 
persistent mental application on which all intellect- 
ual achievement rests. His faith in the scholarly 
ideal throws these things out of his life for him. 
He doesn't have to struggle with them very long; 
he doesn't despise them; be doesn't yield to them. 
He appreciates them, enjoys them occasionally after 
a hard stretch of work; but he has no more hesita- 
tion about putting them aside when he is busy than 
our athlete has about throwing off his coat when 
he makes ready to run a race. His victory, yon see, 
is made easy, yes, you may almost say is won for 
him by his faith. 

Another man falls in love with a pure, sweet 
girl. His ideal is to dwell perpetually in her 
approving thought and love. He has the same 
animal appetites and passions as other healthy men; 
and he knows the haunts where these may be grati- 
fied for pay. But the ideal of his faith and hope 
and love repudiates as utterly abhoi-rent and incon- 
sistent with itself, the miserable merchandise of 
woman's degradation. The young man whose heart 
has been lighted by the ideal of pure love, finds 
that here as everywhere his victory has been pre- 
pared for him by its purifying power; and he 
leaves the base pleasures that otherwise might have 
attracted him, to those on whose hard hearts no 
ray of a true love has ever fallen, who are mere 
brutes and nothing more. 

These, however, are but special aspects of the 
ideal; ideals of body, head, and heart. The high- 
est ideal, that which includes them all, is that of 
complete manhood. This ideal is so complex and 



many-sided that it is hard to express in words. 
Stated in subjective terms it is the rounded and 
symmetrical development of all our powers. In 
objective terms it is the generous and effective 
fulfillment of every claim that comes to us. Toward 
the poor it is charity ; for the rich it is responsibility ; 
toward the sick it is healing ; toward the sorrowing 
it is comfort; toward the wicked it is rebuke; 
toward the oppressor it is resistance ; toward the 
weary it is helpfulness ; toward the indolent it is 
stimulus; on the side of work it is diligence; in the 
face of difficulty it is determination ; in presence of 
discouragement it is fortitude; to the penitent it is 
forgiveness ; to the quarrelsome it is peaceableness ; 
to the hypocrite it is exposure; in the home it is 
tenderness; in business it is honesty ; in politics it 
is public spirit; toward all men and in all situations 
it is love. In a word, it is Christ; sonship to God 
manifested in service to our fellow-men ; that is the 
Christian ideal. To bold that high ideal constantly 
before our minds and- hearts, that and nothing else 
is the achievement of Christian faith. 

Such faith, steadfastly maintained, insures the 
moral victory. It is victory. The man who holds 
a living faith like this, the man who has the ideal 
of Christian character ever before his mind and in 
bis heart, conquers the world as a matter of course. 
He does not yield to any appetite as such. He has 
yielded freely once for all to his ideal. If this ideal 
includes this or that appetite or passion, then be 
takes it as incidental to the ideal he has made his 
own ; and in the acceptance of it he is free ; he is 
expressing what he desires to be. If the ideal 
rejects the appetite under the given circumstances, 
he rejects it; and in rejecting it he is also free; he 
is expressing what he wants to be. The accepted 
and the rejected appetite alike become expressive 
of the man; elements in his character; instruments 
of his freedom. Alike in what he takes and what 
he refuses to take, he is lord and master of his life; 
the conqueror of his world ; the maker of his fate. 
This is the victory that overcometh the world, even 
the faith that is in him. 

Faith, you see, is no effeminate, milk-and-water 
mysticism that tries to crawl into a sentimental 
heaven by slinking away from the rough realities of 
earth ; that draws near to God by withdrawing 
from close contact with duty and one's fellow-men. 
This pseudo-faith of the mystical dreamer never 
conquers anybody ; never accomplishes anything. 
True faith is virile ; has a firm grasp on the con- 
crete ; has a perfectly definite attitude toward 
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precise terms the reason why, in concrete cases, it 
takes the side it does. Faith is a fighter ; sticks 
close to facts; never lets go a hard task until it is 
rightly done. Faith brings to every man and every 
circumstance its clear-cut vision of what the man 
and the situation ought to be. The man of faith is 
not always agreeable. He will do many things you 
do not like. He will say many things not pleasing 
to hear. You may hate him. But you must reckon 
with him. And in the long run he has his way. 
You may defeat him, vote him down, turn him out 
of office, put him to death. But the thing he stands 
for lives and thrives and prospers; and from the 
tomb in which you think to bury him, his spirit 
rises and rules the world. For just so sure as a 
true ideal gains expression in the faith and life of 
one man who is faithful to it, so sure shall that 
ideal one day mould the character and sway the 
conduct of mankind. 

The essential principles of this plan of spiritual 
campaign were familiar, under different names, to 
the philosophers of Greece. Plato, in the republic, 
taught that this subordination of the elemental 
passions and their organization into the harmonious 
life of the soul, was the secret of real righteousness. 
Aristotle, in his ethics, set forth the concept of an 
end with reference to which appetites and passions 
are to be indulged just in so far as they further it- 
no more, no less— as the constructive principle of 
virtue. To this organic republic of Plato, this 
controlling end of Aristotle, one thing was lacking, 
which the faith of Paul, the love of Christ, supplied. 
They made no adequate provision for keeping the 
mind true to the thought of the organic whole amid 
the clash of the contending passions; for keeping 
the will steadfast to the single end amid the con- 
flict of the clamorous means. This lacking element 
of steadiness of vision and steadfastness of will, 
Christianity in various ways supplies. 

Instead of a far-oif end, Christianity presents a 
historic, human personality in whom the divine 
ideal of character is made real and concrete. Per- 
sonal love and loyalty to this divine ideal in the 
human Christ fortifies the heart for arduous service 
and holds the will to hard decisions where merely 
rhetorical descriptions of the ethical ideal would 
fail. 

The organization of actual human beings into a 
fellowship, based on the reproduction of this ideal 
within themselves, and the transmission of it to 
others, as the spring of a new life and a holier 
spirit in them — the true church, in other words — is 
another element of power which was lacking to the 



loose, personal attachments which a few chosen 
pupils felt for their fellow-pupils of Academy, or 
Lyceum, or Porch. 

The preservation of a literature in which the 
world-historic struggle of the ideal against the 
actual is portrayed; in which the successive victo- 
ries of patriarchs and prophets, law-givers and 
seers, disciples and apostles are recounted ; in which 
the temporal humiliation and defeat, the eternal 
glory and victory of the great Master of the blessed 
life is simply and pathetically told; the perpetual 
inspiration of scriptures that reproduce in all who 
rightly read the spirit of the holy living they record, 
is a power on the side of the righteous life which 
those who are in earnest in this conflict cannot hold 
too dear. 

And finally, Christianity has developed and 
handed down as its most potent and effective 
weapon, the systematic habit of bringing the high 
ideal, the personal presence, the holy will of God 
down into close contact with the heart, into 
ever-fresh presence in the mind, into compelling 
contact with the will, by the simple practice of 
opening the heart, uplifting the mind, offering the 
will, at regular and stated intervals, in private and 
in public, at every approach of solicitation, in every 
moment of uncertainty, to the influence and inspi- 
ration of the great ideal and the Divine Lord the 
soul has chosen once for all as its standard and its 
guide. Those who know the secret of this exercise, 
and have proved its power, have agreed to call it 
prayer. Without it psychology, no less than experi- 
ence, declares that the moral victory can scarce for 
an instant be secured ; still less for any protracted 
period be retained. This most vital and essential 
weapon of the faith has indeed often been sheathed 
in unintelligible ritual, dulled by unworthy use, 
and inntatedin baser metal, so that its effectiveness 
has often been discredited. But wherever it is the 
plain and simple surrender of heart and mind and 
will to the influence and inspiration of the Divine 
Will that urges human life on toward the goal of 
purer helpfulness, and sweeter sympathy, and holier 
love, there its potency is proved, its effectiveness is 
manifest. 

Our warfare to-day is the same old struggle 
which the Greeks knew under the name of the 
battle of reason with unruly appetites and passions. 
Our victory may still be defined in their chosen 
terms of the organization of life and the subordina- 
tion of sensuous means to social and spiritual ends. 
Our advantage lies in the possession of weapons of 
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fortifications are to Spartan shields, or modern 
rifles to Atlienian spears, or modern battlesliips to 
Roman triremes. 

Tet these enormously improved and absolutely 
essential weapons of our spiritual faith are so 
familiar to us that we scarce appreciate the tremen- 
dous advantage which they give; scarce take the 
trouble to avail ourselves of the certainty of victory 
they bring to every soul who faithfully employs 
them. The divine ideal in the human Christ, faith- 
ful to every human claim, loyal to every divine 
duty, triumphant over every form of temptation 
and opposition, victorious in suffering and sacrifice, 
as the object of personal affection and devotion ; 
the goodly fellowship of all true souls of every land 
and age who have accepted the Christian life and 
character as the standard by which all achievement 
shall be measured and all shortcoming be repented ; 
the Bible as the book that brings the inspiration of 
the ages to the threshold of our hearts; prayer as 
the habitual presentation of the will, for inspection 
and orders, to the great Commander ; these, familiar 
as they are to us all, are the great weapons of 
spiritual warfare which insure to every man who 
arms himself with them thoroughly, and uses them 
faithfully, that subjection of all appetites and 
passions to the service of the highest, that captivity 
of all thoughts to Christ, which all other devices of 
moral discipline have sought in vain, which is the 
easy and certain victory of faith. 

Members of the Graduating Class : The College, 
whose sous you are, and whose name you bear, is 
founded on the great ideals of truth, beauty, and 
righteousness. Her devotion to these high ends is 
her only life. She lives apart from the world, in 
the pure region of these spiritual realities. For 
four brief years she has welcomed you to fellowship 
in her holy service of the true, the beautiful, and 
the good. Now she sends you back into the world, 
to do her fighting for her. You go where she 
cannot. In the scramble of business, in the com- 
petition of professional life, in the strife of politics, 
you must face the actual world. This rough, hard, 
cruel, wicked world cares little for ideals, doesn't 
take much stock in superior virtue ; in the true 
sense of the words has hardly so much as heard 
whether there be a Holy Spirit. Compared with 
the life you must lead in this actual world, the life 
of us privileged servants of the college, who dwell 
perpetually in her peaceful and sheltering presence, 
is an easy one. 

Your life, just because it is harder, is all the 
more glorious. To keep the ideals alive in our 



hearts is no particular credit to us who remain here 
at the college. Were we to lose sight of them it 
would be an inexcusable disgrace ; wo should be 
traitors to our trust, and betrayers of those com- 
mitted to our charge. With you the fight is a much 
harder one. In the real world which you now enter, 
surrender is so easy that you will be tempted to 
lapse into it every day of your lives. Or, if not 
that, you will be tempted to the almost equally 
base device of drawing away from it in disgust, 
leaving men and things to take their own course to 
destruction. Or you will drop down into the cheap 
compromises of conventionality ; and take an aver- 
age respectability, a cheap popularity, on the 
world's low and sordid terms. Then your connec- 
tion with the college will be a waning memory, a 
past tradition, a name upon the catalogue, and 
nothing more. 

To be true sons of the college is the hardest of 
contests. It means that in business relations, 
though all men should be dishonest, you shall still 
he just; in professional life, though all men should 
do the thing that is profitable, you shall do the 
thing that is right. It means that in public life, 
though all men should repeat the lie that is popu- 
lar, you shall speak the word that is true. It means 
that you shall stamp the ideals of the college on 
the hard facts of the world. It is a noble task, and 
well worth doing. For after all, blind and hard 
and material as the world may seem, it really at 
heart believes in the ideal. The world has not yet 
reached the level of honest business, and honorable 
practice, and sincere public life; but it gives us 
our schools and colleges for the promotion of these 
very ends. Our college education is the gift of the 
world we live in ; and it expects these very fruits 
from college training. 

Go, then, as true sons of the college, back to 
the world. Never surrender ; never draw off from 
the contest; never compromise with wrong; hut 
stay in the fight for the right to the finish ; and the 
God of hosts be with you to the end. 



Junior Prize Declamation. 

MONDAY evening, June 20th, the Class of 
'99 contested for the Junior Declama- 
tion Prize in Memorial Hall. F. L. Dutton 
and L. L. Cleaves won first and second 
prizes respectively. The programme was as 
follows : 
Abraham Lincoln. — Thurston. 

Cony Sturgis, Augusta. 



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A Plea for Cuba. — Thurston. 

Byron Strickland Philoon, Auburn. 
The Man for the Crisis. — Anon. 

*Willis Bean Moulton, Portland. 
Against Flogging in the Navy. — Stockton. 

Frank Leslie Button, North Anson. 
The Southern Negro. — Grady. 

Archer Parris Cram, Mt. Vernon. 
The Governor's Champion. — Dromgoole. 

William Lawton Thompson, Portland. 
The Capture of Lookout Mountain. — Taylor. 

*Harold Fessenden Dana, Portland. 
The Rescue of Lygia. — Sienkievsricz. 

Lincoln Lewis Cleaves, Bridgton. 
A Vision of War. — Ingersolh 

Winford Henry Smith, Westbrook. 
Jean Valjean. — Victor Hugo. 

*Francis Wayland Briggs, Pittsfield. 
The Death of a Traitor. — Lippard. 

Francis Lewis Lavertu, Berlin, N. H. 
Aifairs in America. — Chatham. 

Loton Drew Jennings, Noi'th Wayne. 



'98's Class Day. 

0N Tuesday the Seniors celebrated Class 
Day with the programme established by 
custom and tradition. The exercises in the 
morning were held in Memorial Hall at 10 
o'clock. The Salem Cadet Band furnished 
music. The programme of the morning 
was as follows: 

MUSIC. 

Prayer. Robert Robertson Morson. 

MUSIC. 

Oration. Percival Proctor Baxter. 

MUSIC. 

Poem. John Wilbur Condon. 

MUSIC 

The Oribstt prints the parts in full. 
Class-Day Oration. 

By Percivai, P. Baxter. 
Mr. President, Classmates, College Associates, and 
Friends: 
In accordance with a time-honored custom it has 
fallen to me to address you upon this occasion. To 
you, my classmates, I feel as though it might not be 
amiss to recognize the pleasant associations which 
have bound us together during our college course. 
The lasting friendships which have been formed dur- 
ing this period, that has passed so j^leasantly and all 



too briefly, I believe will stand the test of time. In 
view of the responsibilities which we as graduates of 
Bowdoin College are about to assume, I have 
thought best to present a subject of practical interest 
to all of us who are about to enter upon the real 
work of life. I have, therefore, selected as this 
subject 

The College Man in Politics. 

There never was a time in human history when 
higher education was so popular, so universal, as it 
is to-day. Nevertheless the question is persistently 
asked, does such education fit a man to grapple 
manlike with the practical affairs of life ? Or does 
it encourage eifeminacy and thereby limit his use- 
fulness in carrying on the every-day work of the 
world? In the first place it depends upon the man 
you educate and his tendencies, then upon his edu- 
cation A great man is made no greater by a col- 
lege. Would Washington, would Lincoln have ren- 
dered the country more service with a Bachelor of 
Arts attached to their names? No; the college 
never makes a man, it but develops him. Sound, 
stalwart material is broadened by the college ; 
weak, efi'eminate stuff inflated. 

The self-made man calls his college brother a 
theorist and a critic, and such too often is the case. 
Bred within four walls, trained in technical learn- 
ing, he soon becomes imbued with theories against 
which even the jagged corners of the world are 
powerless. The college man of to-day, however, is 
fast freeing himself from these limitations. Every 
year thousands of earnest young men are graduated 
who realize the world as it is ; cold, hard, and 
intensely practical ; a fruitful field for workers, but 
a desert for idlers. Prepared for the struggle, they 
go forth with light-hearted hopefulness that in itself 
augurs success. 

Let us glance at the achievements and the possi- 
bilities of a college education. In years past the 
college was essentially religious, over half its grad- 
uates entering the ministry. The minister of former 
years was something of an autocrat, but to-day he 
typifies the intellectual leader. Holding the stand- 
ard of culture and refinement before the people, his 
influence is strong and pervasive. Not alone in the 
ministry is the college powerful, for it represents 
the numberless branches of the enlarging intellectual 
life of the American people. One-third of our best 
authors, one-half of our best-known lawyers and 
physicians, yes, and two-thirds of our educators, are 
college graduates. May not this glorious record be 
pointed at with pride ; does not this of itself justify 
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the college there is none in which she has accom- 
plished more and for which she has been given less 
credit, than that of politics. When forty-two of 
the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independ- 
ence ; one-half of the United States Senators and 
Representatives ; sixteen of the thirty-two Speakers 
of the House; twelve of the twenty-four Presidents; 
when two-thirds of our cabinet ministers, diplomats, 
and judges have been college graduates, can the 
objection that they are "theorists" be successfully 
maintained? If the college man has ruled this 
country in the past, how much more will he in the 
future ? 

We can not all be Presidents, Senators, and 
diplomats ; we can and should be politicians. I 
mean politicians in the higher sense: This republic 
needs politicians ; not ten thousand, but ten mill- 
ion of them ; not a class, but a nation of politi- 
cians. To-day we are under the sway of dema- 
gogues, and always shall be until upright, educated 
men take their places. The demagogue oasts his 
lot with the uneducated, becomes one of them, 
works with them, and uses them for his own 
aggrandizement. The college man if he holds aloof 
from politics is quite as dangerous to society as the 
demagogue, and is to a great degree responsible for 
the present evils of government. The day for the 
kid-gloved politician has passed, and his place is 
occupied by the ever-busy worker who is not afraid 
of soiling his hands at the polls. The college of 
to-day is a glorious school for the nascent politician. 

Energy is the watchword of every college in the 
land, — that energy which forces itself to the front 
and stays there. A college tempers this energy 
with judgment. Energetic young men are not sent 
to college to have their energy impaired, but to 
have it enlarged with judgment. The educated 
man of former times has been called a pessimist, 
but to-day there is not to be found within the bound- 
aries of this great republic a more aggressive opti- 
mist than the young college graduate. 

Whether a man is a teacher or a physician, a 
lawyer or a minister, a man of business or an 
artizan, he is a citizen; and to be a wortliy citizen 
he should be a factor in the political development 
of his time. From the day laborer in the mine and 
the rugged woodsman in our noi'thern forests, to 
the most cultivated teacher and the most advanced 
student of philosophy or metaphysics, the man who 
does not take a vital, active interest in the political 
welfare of society is a failure. Not only a failure 
but a disgrace to himself and his countr}'. He is 
responsible for the boss of to-day. Croker, Piatt, or 



the meanest ward-heeler in a city's slums is prefera- 
ble to this drone living upon society without per- 
forming his portion of its labor. 

Class lines must not be recognized, and univer- 
sal equality must be practiced as well as preached. 
If socialism in economic life is impracticable, it 
is not so in political life. The sooner we cease 
hearing of the "better element" and the "rum 
element," the "best citizens" and the "ignorant 
voter," the better. All men are equal at the 
polls, and if to-day some are totally ignorant 
of their duties as citizens, it is the duty, yes, 
the privilege, of those better educated to enlighten 
them upon those questions of citizenship which 
all should understand. The only way to purify 
politics is to arouse in the hearts of the educated 
citizens a sense of their duty to the state. The 
caucus is the germ from which originates popular 
government, and the man who controls this controls 
the nation. Until educated young men are able to 
make themselves friends of the great mass of our 
citizens, until shoulder to shoulder, with their less 
fortunate brothers, they cleanse the ward-room of its 
corrupt and parasitic growth, the country can never 
progress toward better government. " We can not 
hope to mould our times without putting our hands 
into the clay." 

While the college man lounges at his club or in 
his study, and complains of the evils of government, 
the true patriot, and every man should be a patriot, 
is at work amidst his fellow-men. Practical politics 
can not be learned at college, for the world is the 
only school, and experience the only master. 

The charge often made against a college educa- 
tion, that it cultivates indecision, is often true. 
How common is the spectacle of an educated man 
who does not associate himself with any particular 
party? Filled with theories, he fails to find one 
exactly to his taste; he becomes a "mugwump," 
an "independent," now with one side, now with 
another. In practical life it is necessary for men to 
take sides, otherwise all the interest, all the life of 
politics is paralyzed. 

The educated man to-day is becoming more and 
more practical, more and more powerful. Our pol- 
icy will be moulded and our future outlined to a 
great degree by the young men who are to-day 
graduating from college walls. Some of them may 
enter politics as a profession ; all should as workers. 
Let our colleges teach less theory and more prac- 
tice. As a western speaker has well said, " 'The 
Honorable Peter Sterling ' should be a text-book in 
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saloon-keeper, and the educated man must go arm 
in arm and fight their way from darkness to light. 
The people want good government, but at present 
are deceived by false reasoning ; let them once see 
the beauties, the blessings, and the benefits of puri- 
fied politics, and every demagogue will disappear. 

To-day we are surrounded with countless exam- 
ples of the indifference of educated men to politics. 
Such men either waste their forces in the support 
of theories, or refuse to join their neighbors engaged 
in the struggle for better government. Who was 
responsible for New York's fall into Tammany's 
clutches? Was not that disaster universally pre. 
dieted unless "all good citizens "joined hands and 
worked harmoniously for reform ? Is not Chicago 
in the same condition? On a smaller scale are not 
some of our Maine cities as completely under boss 
influence? Despite this, no one doubts but that the 
ignorant people of these cities are far less powerful 
than the educated. The secret lies in organization, 
and not until educated and patriotic men organize 
against the bosses will good government be possi- 
ble. The demagogue and the ward-heeler are the 
legitimate product of indifferentism, and they will 
continue to flourish until educated and thinking men 
are made to realize their responsibilities. 

The field of politics does not stand alone in need 
of purification and advancement. Socialism in its 
true sense is demanding the attention of every 
citizen and patriot in the country. The educated 
citizen-politician must grasp the present situation. 
He must mold legislation with a skillful hand. He 
must by constitutional means endeavor to extend 
justice to all without distinction of class and 
unbiased by personal prejudice. The hand-writing 
on the wall is ever growing plainer, and woe to the 
land whose leaders refuse to read. The coming 
conflict may be a socialistic one; as one writer has 
said, it is " the fifth act of that greatest of dramas 
of which the French Revolution was the fourth." 
The curtain is yet to be raised, and when it is, may 
it disclose a scene of quiet and peace. May the 
shadows which flit across our stage be turned to 
light, and may the misery and pauperism which 
now exist be transformed to happiness and plenty. 

Many thoughtful people contemplate a change. 
May the young men who are now standing upon 
the Future's threshold realize their power and their 
duty ; may they exert their influence in politics to 
advance the welfare of the people, that revolution 
may be accomplished without violence and harm ; 
and may this " saving remnant" of the country suc- 
cessfully perform the gigantic task of moulding her 
destinies. 



The college man of to-day must realize that 
"there is no royal road to power in politics." His 
place is one of great responsibility, for upon him 
rests the duty of turning the tide of popular opinion 
from false channels into true. He must avoid pes- 
simism, must be high-minded, comprehensive, of 
good judgment and strong will ; characteristics 
which he must employ against the political boss and 
the demagogue. The college of to-day is more 
practical than ever before ; its education is broader 
and freer; it is as necessary to the business man as 
to the lawyer, doctor or minister. Above all, it is 
cultivating a spirit of democracy which will prove 
the salvation of this republic; true democracy where 
neither aristocracy nor plutocracy avails, where 
education does not mean "intellectual exclusive- 
ness, but practical comprehensiveness," where the 
delicate hands of the student are mingled with the 
hard hands of the mechanic in the effoi't to cleanse 
society of its filth, and purify politics at its source. 

If every man who graduates to-day feels his 
responsibilities, his duties, and his powers ; if every 
man resolves to bear his proper burden, a great step 
in advance will have been taken. This great repub- 
lic must be united, and patriotism must be securely 
enthroned. Unity is necessary to progress. As Mr. 
Reed has said, "No progress ever lifts any which 
does not lift all. Unity and progress are the watch- 
words of divine guidance. If we leave to the great 
horror of ignorance any portion of our race, the con- 
sequences of ignorance strike all, and there is no 
escape. We must all move, but we must all move 
together. It is only when the rear-guard comes up 
that the van-guard can go on." Progress and Unity 
bound fast by the college man will march on, hand 
in hand, in every branch of human interest and 
human activity. Down the ranks of the ages will 
they go until they are lost to view in the dim vistas 
of the Millennium. 

Class-Day Poem. 

By J. W. Condon. 
Dear Mother Bowdoin, here thine ear incline : 
Another class kneels at Athene's shrine. 
And, half-reluctant, for a moment waits 
To crave thy blessing ere we leave thy gates. 
This last sad parting finishes our course 
Amid the scenes we've learned to love so well ; 
Yet will our mem'ries ever fondly dwell 
On those bright joys of which thou art the source. 

We love thee, Ahna Hater, and to-day. 
As sorrowful farewells we sadly say. 



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We are as children, near to manhood grown, 
Leaving our home to face the world alone. 
While thy maternal words our bosoms thrill. 
To seek our fortunes we must hurry forth; 
But, go we South, or West, or East, or jSTorth, 
Tliy kindly counsels linger with us still. 

At times we have been wayward, willful, wild, 
And each of us has been an erring child ; 
But with a mother's patience, wisdom-fraught, 
Sweet lessons of forgiveness thou hast taught. 
To-day, when parting sadness bathes the brow, 
All grievances have been so quick to heal 
That each of us is somehow made to feel 
His misdemeanors are forgotten now. 
And while we turn this new page in life's book. 
With one last ling'ring, longing, backward look 
Toward the campus, where for four sweet years 
Our joys were centred, and our hopes and fears, 
A hymn harmonious moves from heart to heart. 
Concordant with the murmur of the pines — 
A patriotic air with alter'd lines 
That speak our love for thee as we depart : 

Our College, 'tis of thee. 
Founded on equity. 

Of thee we sing ; 
IMother of soldiers true. 
Scholars and poets, too. 
Our praise to thee is due — • 

Loud let it ring. 

All honor, then, be thine, 
Home of the Whisp'ring Pine, 

Thy name we love ; 
We love thy classic halls, 
Thy walks with wooded walls, 
Thy name each heart extols 

All else above. 

Our Alma Mater dear, 
May each succeeding year 

Increase thy pow'rs ; 
Queen of this northern clime. 
None can be more sublime ; 
First, last, and all the time, 

Bowdoin, be ours. 

It seems not long — indeed, it is not long 
Since first we heard the dear old " Phi Chi " sonc 
And vievped with awe these now familiar places 
(Each one of which has grown so dear to us). 
And read homesickness in each others' faces — 
But time has banished that ; 'twas ever thus. 
'Tis hard to realize we're here to-day 
To bid our last farewell, and go away. 



Four happy years have glided quickly past : 

Our halcyon college days, too good to last; 

But of these four short years in classic nooks. 

Though blest with access to the fount of knowledge, 

Not half that we'll remember came from books : 

'Tis more than these that makes the life in college ; 

And we'll recall each dear, familiar spot 

Long after Greek and Latin are forgot. 

And more than that: we've form'd such friendships 

here 
As will be cherished many a coming year. 
We've done our daily tasks shoulder to shoulder, 
We've learn'd each others' faults and virtues, too, 
And dear will be the thought, as we grow older, 
That each for each has done what he could do. 

Our faithful teachers, whom we've daily met. 
We need not add, we leave you with regret. 
Your kind instructions and your gentle ways 
Were not the least that made these happy days. 

Our younger college-mates we leave with sorrow : 
It seems as if we met but yesterday ; 
To-day we tarry with them, and to-morrow 
The mantle we have worn on them we lay. 

Our friends in town, we have rejoiced to see, 
Were with us in defeat or victory. 

And now a world of duty lies ahead. 

What can we say that has not oft been said ? 

We all have hopes and aims and aspirations, 

But varied are the lots prescribed by Fate : 

For some the longed-for pomp of lofty stations. 

For others less pretentious posts may wait. 

Yet, in the struggles which are sure to come. 

We'll oft reflect upon our college home ; 

And may we meet each duty with the will, 

The pluck, the perseverance, and the skill 

Of Bowdoin's team, on field and track that fought ; 

And if, perchance, we sometimes meet defeat. 

We'll bear it manfully, as we've been taught, 

And try again till triumph is complete. 

And be we knights of scalpel, sword or pen, 

We'll fill our places all like Bowdoin men. 

My classmates, of the thoughts this hour involves, 

The parting sighs and filial resolves, 

No casual observer can conceive. 

Nor any who have never felt the pain 

Of parting friends who may not meet again. 

'Tis not alone for parting that we grieve : 

But well we know, though some of us may meet. 

Some will be absent whom we used to greet. 

And yet, across the threshold of to-day 

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Into the Future ; though our paths diverge, 
And each must take his individual course, 
Fond mem'ries of his college days vs^ill surge 
Back to each classmate's mind with gentle force ; 
And he will know, in near or distant climes, 
Each of his classmates thinks of him sometimes. 
And, ere his lonely revery shall cease, 
In dreams he'll smoke again the Pipe of Peace, 
In fancy cheer once more the college halls. 
Call back to mind each college friend and brother. 
Then, as a pensive silence o'er him falls. 
Remember dear old Bowdoin as his mother. 

Classmates and friends, the parting hour arrives : 
This sad, sweet day we'll cherish all our lives. 

All sons of Bowdoin, jealous for her fame : 
All sons of Bowdoin, may we grace the name. 

APTBRNOoisr Exercises. 
The exercises in the afternoon were held 
under the Thorndike Oak at 3 o'clock. The 
programme was as follows: 

MUSIC. 

Opening Address. Arthur Le Roy Hunt. 

MUSIC. 

History. Wendell Phillips McKown. 

MUSIC. 

Prophecy. Thomas Lewis Pierce. 

MUSIC. 

Closing Address. Guy Haydeu Sturgis. 

MUSIC. 

Singing Class Ode. Cheering the Halls. 

Smoking Pipe of Peace. 
The parts of the afternoon exercises in 
full: 

Opening Address. 

Bt a. R. Hunt. 

Mr. President, Classmates and Friends : 

We are here assembled to celebrate our Class 
Day, the last exercise which we, as a class, are to 
condQCt. As the thought comes to us that we are 
Hearing the end of our college days, that, ere a 
week passes, we are to leave the blissful quiet of 
the college world and enter the active world of 
contention, we are filled with a sense of sadness 
and regret, which we are unable entirely to dispel. 
We regret that these four happy years have flown 
so rapidly, and while it gives us peculiar pleasure 
to welcome our friends on this beautiful day, the 



enjoyment of that pleasure is lessened by the neces- 
sity of bidding them farewell almost in the same 
breath. 

Events take place in the life of every one which, 
on account of the attending pain or pleasure, are 
constantly brought to the memory. Many such 
events occur in college life, made memorable 
because of the pleasure which attends them.' 
Ever shall we cherish in our memory these bright 
years of youth spent in tliese dear old halls, which 
have been, and we trust ever will be, the nursery of 
noble and illustrious men. Whatever of pain or 
pleasure is before us, whatever our success in life 
may be, we shall always look upon our associations 
and friendships formed in college as the most 
enjoyable of our lives. 

Even to-day before we have left these grounds 
so favored with the beauties of nature, before we 
have said adieu to our chums and classmates, what 
a pleasure it is to call to mind the experiences of 
our college course. 

How innocent and unsophisticated were we, 
when strangers to each other, we entered Bowdoin 
without knowledge of its peculiar custoiuS and its 
many unwritten laws. Many were our tribulations 
during our first year, but we bravely submitted to 
them without offering any material resistance. 
How proud were we to hand to the succeeding 
class the name of PresV.men and to assume the 
duties and the awe-inspiring name of Sophs. As 
Juniors, we began to realize that we had other 
duties to perform than to instruct the Freshmen. 
Junior year quickly left us, and we entered upon 
our last year. 

To-day we are Seniors, conscious of our obliga- 
tions to the college and to our friends, and fully 
aware of the significance of these four years. They 
have been years of mingled pleasures and disap- 
pointments, and as we have passed together 
through these varied experiences, ever-increasing 
have been the tender ties of brotherly love which 
have encircled our hearts and firmly bound us 
together. They have been years free from anxiety 
and care, happy years of youth and dependence 
upon our parents. 

Soon the scene must change. We are about to 
leave our Alma Mater, our college course is nearly 
run, and we to-day can visit once again with our 
friends, these beautiful college buildings, smoke 
the traditional pipe of peace beneath this venerable 
oak sacred in the memory of every Bowdoin man, 
and then bid a long and loving farewell to our 
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old walks before commenciDg the duties of a more 
active life. 

Let us consider for a moment the value of our 
college education, and the position of the student 
ill life's labor. Plato has said: "Man becomes 
what he is principally by education, which pertains 
to the whole of life." The design of a higher edu- 
cation is the development of those qualities which, 
though as yet undeveloped, are capable of develop- 
ment from dependence to independence. We have 
received the elements of a liberal education, and 
we owe it to our parents, our friends, and ourselves 
to make the most of the advantages whicli we have 
had the good fortune to receive, and show the 
world that our latent qualities have been developed 
by our liberal education. Let us go forth into the 
world determined to honor our Alma Mater, and 
by so doing prove that she has fostered in us the 
spirit of true manhood. 

How urgently our country calls for our manhood 
to-day ; manhood as developed in the statesman 
by integrity and honesty of purpose in conducting 
the affairs of our great nation, and in the true and 
loyal citizens and soldiers who are prepared at all 
times to forfeit their lives for the greater life of the 
nation. 

Bowdoin has been and always will be honored 
by her soldiers. Although oar names may never 
be inscribed in yonder building which will ever be 
a lasting monument of their loyalty and patriotism, 
let us be ready when our country calls, to lay down 
our lives in defence of that indestructible Union 
which was so gallantly preserved by our heroes 
of '6L 

How urgently the world calls for our- manhood. 
Nature solicits the scholar, the past instructs him, 
and the future invites him. In a sense every man 
is a student and all things exist for the student's 
behalf. The true scholar is the true master. It is 
by means of a higher education that one reaches 
the position of a true scholar. We have been lay- 
ing the foundation of true scholarship and we have 
the future before us in which to prove ourselves 
true masters. 

Now life is to be our text-book and our dic- 
tionary. The life behind us, our college work and 
discipline, is the quarry whence we have obtained 
granite for future masonry. Let us aim high, but 
in our building we must remember : 

" The work men do is not their test alone, 
The love they win is far the better chart." 

The main enterprise of the world is the up- 
building of men. What nobler time for it than 



now, when the old and the new stand side by side, 
and the historic glories of the old can be compen- 
sated by the rich possibilities of the new era. Full 
of auspicious signs are the coming days, as they 
glimmer already through poetry and art, through 
science and philosophy, through church and state. 
We are now to go forth to assist in the upbuild- 
ing of man. We shall have representatives in all 
of the professions. Some of us will seek fame in 
law, others in medicine, and others as teachers. 
Whether we choose a professional or a business 
career, let us strive to win success and honor, and 
live upright, noble lives. Let us not seek wealth 
for its own sake, but as Burns has happily 
expressed it : 

" To catcli Dame Fortune's golden smile, 
Assiduous wait upon her; 
And gather gear by every wile 

That's justify'd by honor; 
Not for to hide it in a hedge, 
Not for a train attendant; 
But for the glorious privilege 
Of being independent." 
To-day, friends, we wish to throw aside all care 
and anxiety. We are gathered here to welcome 
you, and to entertain you with an account of our 
marvelous achievements of the past four years, and 
the glorious record of the future of '98. 

Dear friends, who have watched our progress 
with kind and loving eyes, who have applauded our 
successes and sympathized with us in times of mis- 
fortune, we bid you a most cordial welcome to this, 
our Class Day. 

Class History. 

By W. p. McKown. 
Classmates, Ladies and Gentlemen : 

It has fallen my lot to write a history of the Class 
of 'Ninety-eight. The honor has been thrust upon 
me, and perhaps I had better tell you how it has 
been done. Away back in Sophomore year, when 
Mr. Rich allowed himself to come down so low as 
to instruct our class in the art of rhetoric, to which 
fact is due the beauty of style of this work, he 
noticed and spoke of my imaginative powers, which 
were very evident in the class-room and still more 
evident in my examination paper. 

According to his lofty views, I would be an 
ideal historian, for I would not dwell one moment 
upon facts, but would allow my imagination to run 
riot. Accordingly, before he gave up his position 
at Bowdoin, he consulted our influential politicians, 
President Laycock and Pettengill, and convinced 
them that I must be chosen to write the class his- 



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tory. With such men working in my behalf, how 
could I refuse to accept their courtesies'? Now 
that I have been elected to this position I shall not 
conform to Mr. Rich's ideal, but shall endeavor to 
give a trne account of the more important events 
connected with our class. 

On the morning of September 18, 1894, 59 ver- 
dant Freshmen gathered in front of the college 
chapel, and after a few preliminary rushes, sought 
refuge inside, where to their dismay they found 
that the seats resembled sticky fly paper. Some of 
them discovered this fact by observation, while 
others not so fortunate, such as the sleepy Hutch, 
didn't notice the molasses until they had become 
entangled. What seemed to astonish our class 
most was the idea of the Sophomores that they 
could hold us in chapel. They were very quickly 
convinced of their mistake, however, when they 
came in contact with our giants, Loring and Eaton. 

After looking over the college for a day, we 
decided that it was our place to assume control. 
Accordingly a class meeting was held in Memorial 
Hall, and after an enthusiastic debate between Pet- 
tengill and Pierce, for Tom never did fancy cutting 
recitations, the meeting was adjourned, it having 
been voted that there should be no recitations dur- 
ing the first week. Some, however, would not 
sustain the vote, and strolled into the class-room 
one day to read a little Greek to Professor Wood- 
ruff, who seemed very much pleased, especially at 
his own jokes. 

At this period in our career as a class the most 
prominent and promising man was Gunner. It was 
due to his earnest efforts that we were successful in 
the foot-ball rush, for, with that agility for which 
he has always been noted, he rushed the ball away 
from the whole Sophomore Class and into North 
Maine. Each side, however, claimed a victory in 
this exciting contest, but it has always seemed to 
us that we deserved the honor. Then came the 
rope-pull, in which we fell an easy prey to the 
hydrant. The upper classmen, however, were in 
for fair play— this in the eyes of Freshmen is their 
one characteristic — and having removed the rope 
from the hydrant, allowed us to drag the whole 
Sophomore Class across the campus. We did not 
know then that the rope-pull was always won by 
the Freshman Class. 

The next thing scheduled for the first week was 
the base-ball game. In behalf of the class I wish 
to extend to Sawyer, '97, who so earnestly endeav- 
ored to bring us victory in the ball game, our 



eternal sympathy. May he ever be that kind- 
hearted fellow. 

Have I forgotten our peanut drink ? Never ! 
This was indeed a triumph of wit. With the help 
of the upper classmen, the more dangerous element 
of the Sophomore Class, such as Hagar and Holmes, 
were captured and fastened securely to some of the 
old piues yonder, where they were allowed to' 
remain for the night. This act so intimidated the 
whole class that the next night we carried out our 
drink unmolested. 

The only other event of importance, except the 
algebra examination, during the fall term was the 
foot-ball game, which proved to be a very exciting 
contest, much to the surprise of the Sophomores 
and their purses, for they had anticipated a very 
different score from fi to 0, although this score was 
in their favor. I mentioned the algebra examina- 
tion. That is a process by which Professor Moody 
eliminates from an equation of sixty unknown 
quantities, those quantities that are known to be 
approximately equal to zero. According to his 
mathematical mind since they are so nearly equal 
to zero the value of the equation will not be changed 
if they be cancelled out. This process occurred as 
usual just before the Thanksgiving recess. Then 
the class, not knowing what to expect from the 
owner of Triangle, went happily to the station to 
give the yell and return to their homes to tell won- 
derful tales of their first few months in college. 
On our return we were very much surprised to hear 
that two of our number had been allowed to remain 
at home indefinitely. They were our zeroes. 

The remainder of the first year passed away 
quickly and quietly. The earth around us and we 
ourselves were kept so moist with water provided 
by the rest of the college, that by the end of the 
spring term we were a flourishing class. The only 
harm caused by this profuse application of water 
was that some of our number became so averse to 
water as a drink, that they have not touched a 
drop since Freshman year. They of course drink, 
but you would quickly observe that they had not 
been drinking water, should you hear Cogswell 
and Oliver in some of their midnight carousals. 

Was our Sophomore year successful ? What did 
we accomplish ? That year was a year character- 
istic of our class. It was a year of reform. Pro- 
fessor Woodruff called the Class of 'Ninety-seven 
in [idpiSapui. Such a name he has never applied to us, 
for it would be far from appropriate. We abolished 
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that one of the greatest reforms in her history. 
We tried very hard Hallowe'en night to abolish 
chapel exercises, but instead we nearly demolished 
the chapel ; an act that called forth a slight censure 
from our worthy President. 

As to the matter of hazing, we confined it wholly 
to a few lessons in dancing and singing, with 
instructions how to bear one's self when in the 
presence of upper classmen. Of course a little 
water was applied now and then, but it is always 
needful to young sprouts. 

The only contest with the Freshmen that 
deserves special mention is the foot-ball game, and 
the most notable feature of that was a hundred- 
yards dash by two wonderful sprinters. By some 
miischance, and against the rules of foot-ball, the 
ball fell into the hands of Freshman Clark, who up 
to this time was unknown. This accident happened 
when the Sophomores were within ten yards of the 
Freshman goal, thus leaving Clark one hundred 
yards to cover if he wished to score a touchdown. 
He at once started for our goal, but Gunner, who 
was always known as a marvellous sprinter, was 
not far behind. These men drew aw-ay from the 
crowd, who stood motionless, Clark leading by 
about five yards, and both going at full speed. The 
lead was too great, and Cunuer, although he gained 
approximately two yards, was unable to get near 
enough to make a tackle. This dash, ladies and 
gentlemen, was done in the wonderful time of thirty 
seconds. The ball was of course carried back to 
the place where the Freshman had found it and 
play was resumed, the final score of the game being 
22 to in our favor. 

At the beginning of Junior year we had lost from 
our class, besides the victims of algebra, five good 
men. Jordan left because he thought that his com- 
plexion had suffered. Kaler didn't like the Sopho- 
mores. Hamilton was advised by President Hyde 
that too much study was harmful to men and that 
he had better leave college. He at once followed 
the President's advice. The "Judge" left because 
Brunswick water was causing his nose to become 
enlarged and reddened, i^clntyre tried to work 
the shell game on Prex and was discharged for an 
indefinite period. During Junior year these men 
were followed by Eabbi and Bennie. We don't 
know why the Rabbi left college, but we suppose 
that he found he could make more money some- 
where else. Bennie, after clinging to the threshold 
for more than two years, was pushed off by 
President Hyde. 

From time to time new men have been added to 



take the places of those departed. First came 
President Laycock, the prodigy from the west, 
who has always been very enthusiastic in opposing 
the ideas set forth by Professor MacDonald. 
Young, a very wily youth from Yale, was the next 
man to join our number. Then came the three old 
sports, Martyn, Morson, and Graham, who spent all 
their time and money in riotous living. I have 
almost forgotten Bill Merrill, who after a very vigor- 
ous struggle will surely win out his diplomaas a mem- 
ber of 'Ninety-eight. Next came Swan and Varney, 
men of indolent habits, who will probably get their 
diplomas this year. Five men who would not grad- 
uate with the Class of 'Ninety-seven have been 
admitted to our class. These are Condon, Mac- 
millan. Proctor, Wormwood, and Thompson. This 
Thompson is Captain Thompson of the Bowdoiu 
Targets. 

The last two years of our college life have been 
years of peace and quietness, disturbed only by 
the voice of Almighty Welcli, who has been known 
during these four years at Bowdoin by a very 
heavenly name. Nothing has happened to mar our 
prosperity, ever on the ascent. The nearest 
approach to misfortune was in the case of " Ham- 
mer Toes" Moulton, but as his name signifies, he 
was not eligible to the United States army, and he 
is with us to-day. 

The class statistics are as follows : The tallest 
man is White, who stands 6 feet 3 inches above 
ground. The man whose head is nearest the 
ground is Martin, whose height is .5 feet 4 inches. 
Our heavy-weight is Wormwood, weighing 195 
pounds, and our light-weight is Loring, who tips the 
scales at 130 pounds. Our oldest man is Graham, 
who has seen thirty-three summers, and our young- 
est is Eaton, who has not yet seen his twentieth. 
The average height is 5 feet 94 inches; average 
weight, 148 pounds; average age, 22 years. Fifty- 
one of the class hail from the Phie Tree State, 2 
from Connecticut, 1 from the District of Columbia, 
1 from Louisiana, 2 from Massachusetts, and 1 
from Nova Scotia. Two of the class are married, 
and we suspect that as many more are engaged, 
although none have yet owned up to the act. 
Nineteen of the class will study law, 17 will study 
medicine, 8 will teach, 4 will study the sciences, 4 
will enter business, 3 will enter the ministry, 2 will 
enter journalism, ] will study the languages, and 3 
are undecided. 

Forty of the class are Eepublicans, 1 5 Democrats, 
3 Populists, 1 Prohibitionist, and 2 Mugwumps. 
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Episcopalians, 7 Universalists, and 6 have no pref- 
erence. Ttie class, as you may notice, consists of 
61 men, and is the largest class that has ever been 
graduated at Bowdoin. 

Our college days are now ended, and we realize, 
I do not speak in a boastful way, that we have 
added quite materially to the laurels of old Bow- 
doin. We have been represented on the diamond 
by Stunwood, Wilson, aud Gould. On the gridiron 
our representatives have been Stanwood, Spear, 
Kendall, Moulion, and Stetson, all of whom have 
been regular players and whose praises will ever be 
sung throughout the halls of Bowdoin. To these 
may be added the names of Ives, Wilson, Wiggiu, 
Gould, Eames, and Merrill, who have done con- 
scientious work, and of whom the college is and 
ought to be proud. The men from '98 who have 
sustained the honor of Bowdoin in the track and 
field sports are Kendall, Stanwood, Stetson, and 
Minott. Kendall has been the college star on the 
track. He has labored unceasingly for the interests 
of his college, and has been rewarded by the trust 
that Old Bowdoin has always reposed in him. 
What reward could be greater? 

Our tennis champions are Ives aud Dana, who 
last year carried off all the honors at the Maine 
Intercollegiate Tournament, and who would have 
undoubtedly repeated the act this year had it not 
happened that the Senior examinations prevented 
them from competing. 

It will be a difQcult task to find men who can 
fill the places of Drake aud White, leaders of the 
Glee and Mandolin Clubs respectively. It will be 
an equally difficult task to find those scholars who 
deserve to be placed side by side with Lawrence, 
Dana, Marble, Swan, and last but not least, Baxter, 
who, like Milton, has spent part of his life in jail. 

Our successes at the Annual Indoor Meets of 
the college should not be overlooked. That noted 
combination of Pettengill and Pennell, the one 
leader of our class drills and the other pianist, has 
led us on to victory for three successive years, a 
feat equalled but twice in the history of the col- 
lege. Our track team captained by Kendall has 
been nearly as fortunate, having carried off the 
honors two successive years. 

Classmates, for four short years we have glided 
on in a continual flow of prosperity and happiness, 
and as we go forth upon the sea of life, may we 
take the tide at its flood, for 

" There is a tide in the affairs of men 
Which, talieii at its flood, leads on to fortune; 
Omitted, all the voyage of their life 
Is bound in shallows and in miseries." 



Class Prophecy. 

By T. L. Pierce. 
Ladies and Qentlemen : 

That the Class of '98, Bowdoin College, is the 
only class the institution ever knew, needs no dem- 
onstration. The latest Bugle assures us that the 
class speaks for itself. At such a time as this I am 
sorry to say anything to injure the reputation of our 
noble band, but the class has made one blunder so 
fatal, so closely concerning myself, that I must speak 
of it. 

When '98 came to elect a prophet it overlooked 
all the men we have whose imagination would enable 
them to write a twenty-stanza lyric on " Hearing a 
Maiden's Sigh," our incomparable bluffers who, 
through their course, have talked in recitations upon 
subjects of which they knew nothing until the Pro- 
fessors have become convinced that they themselves 
knew nothing by comparison, our placid dreamer 
who surely must be a prophet, and fell upon this 
unoffending victim, whose matter-of-fact ways and 
habits of truth-telling remove him as far as possible 
from the ideal Class Prophet. Perhaps my dear 
room-mate, the Bowdoin Panther, in his desire for 
an awakening of my dormant greatness, told the 
fellows that I would make a good man, as I sjjent 
most of my time in sleeping. But my sleep has 
always been the dreamless rest of the overworked; 
and even were it not so, he would indeed be rash 
who, at this late day, ventured to use that time-woi'n 
fabrication originated by the Prophet of the Class of 
1300 B. C.,' Babylon High School, that one bright day 
your prophet fell asleep and dreamed a dream, etc. 

I need not tell you how my heart sank as the 
enormity of my task grew upon me, nor of my 
despair as the time wore away and the great idea 
failed to fill my mind, while the impenetrable simply 
would not lift in response to my pleadings. 

You will all wonder, perhaps, why that wonder- 
ful nickel-in-the-slot machine, which '97's prophet 
used, was not available for me, but Ives and Stan- 
wood wore out the original in their desire to learn 
the future of every girl who has made their hearts 
beat faster during their course — and a second 
machine has not yet been completed. 

My mind grew more and more depressed with 
worrying, and I had about decided to join the 
Y. M. C. A., or take some equally degrading step, 
when one day, while reading the New York Journal, 
I became unusually impressed with the wonderful 
accuracy with which that model of journalism fore- 
told coming- events, and I determined to write to it 
and ask for assistance in my difficulty. I did so, and 
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dence as I had shown was worthy of recognition, 
and therefore, the Journal would entrust to me a 
secret whose dii-ections closely followed would 
yield me such assistance as to make my work seem 
almost done. In brief, I was to concoct a mixture 
of liquids which I should pour over pieces of paper, 
on each one of which was written the name of one 
of the class. Let them soak for thirteen minutes and 
on taking them out and drying them I would And, 
by aid of a microscope, material which would enable 
me to tell the principal events in the life of each 
man. It seemed improbable, but the Journal told 
me so. 

Hastening to Confrere's I purchased several red 
and green sealed bottles marked poison and returned 
to my room to make the trial. Carefully following 
my instruction I completed the experiment, and 
what was my joy on picking up the first sheet to 
reail, 

" Arthur Wlufred Blake, 

Oh, he's a 'ell of a skate. 

He burns his ' mon,' 

Is a son-of-a-gun — 

He's au awful, awful rake." 
It seems that Blake ran up against some bunco 
men in New York soon after graduation and proved 
to be a proposition with which they were unable to 
cope. This served to show Blake what his proper 
walk in life was, and, as the beautiful little verse 
which I have quoted indicates, he became a red-hot 
sport. His prosperity did not cause him to forget 
the college, however, and when Triangle died he 
presented Herbie with the "Geometric Ring" which 
paces an exhibition mile every year at Tojjsham 
Fair. 

Those who knew the insolent fellow during his 
college days will not be surprised to learn that 
Alexander became janitor of an apartment build- 
ing. His surly and abusive nature has won him 
high standing in his profession. Alec allows no 
steam in his apartments after 9 o'clock in the even- 
ing, but some of us know that this brilliant idea did 
not originate with him. 

I am sorry to tell you that Morson has had rather 
more than his share of troubles ; but those who 
enter the ministry and continue to think that their 
own views are worth consideration are apt to have 
difficulty. Morson secured an excellent parish, 
but as he insisted upon expressing opinions which 
conflicted somewhat with those of one hundred years 
ago, he found himself without a congregation. He 
has since been preaching to a select body of free- 
thinkers, which occupation, however, is not as remu- 
nerative a one as Morson's ability merits. 



Ralph Wiggin, the silver-tongued, entered the 
active field of political life and early had his labors 
rewarded by an election to the U. S. Senate. 
Ralph's matchless grace has made him the object of 
Washington society's admiration, and his eloquence 
has earned him the respect of the country. His 
speeches before the Senate upon the annexation of 
Spain attracted the most wide-spread attention. 

I picked up Teddy Stanwood's slip. Well, as 
Teddy and I are good friends, and he had made an 
earnest request that I would say something nice 
about him to-day, I decided to tear it up. And I didn't 
know what would please Teddy more than to say 
that he had attained his ideal of happiness. It was 
always a great source of wori-iment to Ted that he — 
like so many others of our class — fell desperately in 
love with every third girl he met, but he got bravely 
over this misfortune and found the one. I do not 
know whether it was the girl that said he was such. 
Teddy lives — lives the year I'ound in a cottage on 
the shore — the South Shore, and not the least 
worthy of his occupations is that of fitting little 
Edward the Third to come up to Bowduin to boot the 
pigskin across the five-yard lines and to play in the 
out-field on the ball team. 

Daniel Wormwood still lives in Brunswick, 
where his iniJuence is felt in all movements for the 
advancement of the town's welfare. He is a pillar 
of the Church on the Hill and superintendent of the 
Sunday-school. There was a good deal of prejudice 
against him for awhile on account of his unprin- 
cipled career during his college days, but he 
bravely lived down his past, which was such a thorn 
in the side of his classmates. 

Percival Proctor Baxter — Champion Heavy- 
weight Pugilist of Amei'ica. Surely here, the 
child — your pardon, Percy — was fiither of the man. 
Throughout his college course, Percy wielded his 
pen with such dextrous skill and slashed the ink so 
artistically across the columns of the Obient and 
Quill that no one could think of his entei'ing any 
walk of life save that in which fame and wealth are 
gained by excellence in the manly art of self- 
defense. Percy's able manager is Tommy Marble. 
Judging from Tom's well-known article, "The 
Mission of the Prize Fight," I should say that the 
positions of manager and principal should be 
reversed. However, each is making an enduring 
name for himself, while a score of 98's bloods are 
waiting in hope of seeing Percy actually inside of 
the ring. It would recall that entertaining afternoon 
when Percy tried to coax the Principal of Hebron 
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Frank Astor Tliompson secured a lieutenant's 
commission in tlie Second Maine Battery and was 
advanced to captain for gallantry in action. At the 
final adjustment of our difference of opinion with 
Spain, Deac was made a colonel in the regular 
army, and a few years later resigned to become 
military instructor at his Alma Mater. 

Theo Gould worked so hard while in college 
that he was completely worn out at graduation and 
determined to take a long vacation. He persuaded 
Emma Eames and Pauline Hall to join him, and the 
three became life members of the Idle Sous of Rest. 
They surrendered once for all to the Ideal which 
they accepted, and not one of them has been known 
to do ten minutes' work since. Pauline became 
Pi'ofessor of Geology and Biology at Bowdoin, 
Emma succeeded Bob Evans, while Theo has no 
position, but works just as hard. 

Clarence Kendall studied medicine for two years, 
but when his father was elected Governor of Maine 
he saw his chance and started for it. By the influ- 
ence which was exerted for him he obtained the 
position of janitor of the State House, and though he 
often loses heart in face of the difficulties which 
arise before him, his pride in his honorable position 
holds him to his task. 

Ernest Charles Edwards's assthetic tastes led him 
to the Yale Art School, where he staid three years 
before going to Paris, where his love for the beauti- 
ful has kept him. My mixture did not tell me what 
or who the beautiful was, but knowing Ernest, and 
not learning that he liad revolutionized art, we must 
conclude that some little French model stole his 
heart, and not being able to recover it, he was 
obliged to be content with hers in return. No doubt 
it was sweet sorrow for Edwards. 

When Guy Howard realized that the weekly get 
drunkens of the Deutscher Verein were, for him, a 
thing of the past, his heart was filled with pain and 
he immediately began to consider how he might 
best make up for their loss. And what better than 
running a beer-garden ? So securing the services 
of Slob-by Hills and Bill Lawrence as bar-keepers he 
started west and had a grand opening at Milwaukee. 
Slob was highly satisfactory in his position, but 
William consumed so much of the stock-ale that the 
profits were affected and Guy, though loath to do 
so, was obliged to fire him. William, however, 
didn't care — he came back to Brunswick and suc- 
ceeded in making the Deutscher Verein more dis- 
reputable than ever, if that is possible. Guy and 
Slob say that there is a good time ahead for any '98 
man who will visit them. They are laying particu- 
larly for Bill Martyn and Jakie Loring. But the 



latter has no time for vacations. Jacob, as Speaker 
of the House of Representatives, is imposing in a 
degree never dreamed of by Tom Reed, and is feared 
and respected in proportion. 

What I am obliged to say about Bill Ma.rtyn, 
however, is not so pleasant. If Bill ever gets to 
Milwaukee he will probably stay. Bill deteriorated 
into a fourth-rate sport, and may be seen any after- 
noon on Broadway dressed in clothes which speak 
louder than his voice, with a cigarette in his mouth, 
which wears a smile that says, " This is the warm- 
est baby in the bunch." Bill is terribly jealous of 
Freddie Drake and "Cunner" Wilson, who are 
devoted to one another and to their occupation of 
cutting all the ice that is to be found. Freddie got 
so in the habit of cutting while in college that he 
could not give it up, and "Cunner" would naturally 
be his partner in cutting a wide swath in New 
York. 

As "Whit" says, "The hand that rocks the 
cradle rules the world" — and "Lardi6"Hunt evi- 
dently agrees with him. "Lardie" has continued 
his devotion to the children, and runs a very suc- 
cessful kindergarten in Portland. "Lardie's" bald 
head lends him an air of dignity that gains the con- 
fidence of the mammas and the affection of the little 
girls. 

William Preble chose his occupation during his 
undergraduate days, and has pursued with great 
success. "Preb" has his sign out in Topsham 
"William Emerson Preble — select Academy of 
Dancing and Deportment." Francis Hamlin is his 
able assistant. " Preb " still haunts South Maine 
Hall, and finds there in its quiet walls the same 
atmosphere of rest and peace that marked it in the 
old days. 

When I picked up the paper bearing Graham's 
name I did not find a great deal on it, nor anything 
very definite, but there was quite enough — 
" To them his lieart, his love, his griefs were given, 

But all his serious thoughts had rest in heaven." 
Those of you who have read " The Deserted Village" 
need hear no more from me, and those who have not 
may learn there of Graham's future in his little 
parish in the provinces. 

Two more men whose devotion to one another 
made it impossible for them to part were "Pa" 
Welch and Clarence Eaton. Determined to walk 
through life together and both being scholars, they 
started a school for boys in Augusta. "Pa" teaches 
Mathematics and Ethics, while Eaton has the courses 
in languages. Guy Sturgis was with them lor 
awhile as instructor in English Literature, but the 
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and he left to accept a position on the editorial staff 
of the Police Gazette. 

Billy Merrill, the big-hearted Lord Hell Crack, 
keeps bachelor's hall in Portland, and extends the 
glad hand to all the boys who are so fortunate as to 
get around to see him. Billy has no regular employ- 
ment, but his "cup of cold water" goes a long way 
and will receive its reward. 

Harlan Melville Bisbee found his sjihere in singing 
tenor i-oles with the Castle Square Opera Company. 
His fine voice and figure made him the object of 
adoration of all matinee girls from east to west. 
"There have been tears and breaking hearts for 
him," but Harlan prefers to make many happy by 
his smile, rather than one by his devotion. 

Up to this point the results of my solution had 
been very satisfactory, but when I came to Laycock, 
search as I would for some time, I could find no 
trace or sign upon the paper. I was about to give it 
up when a few faint marks appeared and then all 
was blank again. You will agree with me that this 
was rather unintelligible, and each must draw his 
own conclusions. Mine are that Ernest's youthful 
mind could not stand the strain of its rapid gyrations, 
and collapsed. It is sad, but the very good always 
die young, you know, and that is the reason that you 
are here to-day. But the saddest part of Laycock's 
early departure was that the machine which Proctor 
had so faithfully labored upon to record the revolu- 
tions in Ernest's brain, was useless. But, never 
mind. Proctor will bring forth some invention yet 
which will be of more practical value to society if it 
has not as great interest for those who knew Laycock. 

To support a winning cause is the easiest thing 
in the world. The man who leads the losing side, 
with unflinching determination, is worthy of the 
respect which Charles Moulton's persistent courage 
won for him in his undergraduate days. Charles 
ran up against no easy thing when he went to the 
Philippines as Governor-General, but his unbending 
backbone brought things slowly his way, and when 
he left the islands they were in an orderly and 
prosperous condition. 

Herbie Gardner settled in Bath. We wonder why. 
Perhaps he became so attached to the shipping city 
during his four years' visit there that he could not 
bear to leave. As he decided to go into business, of 
course he chose the only one that is profitable in 
the State of Maine — that of a retail druggist. In 
consequence, Gardner is better known by Bowdoin 
undergraduates than any other '98 man. 

John Wilbur Condon — the Poet of Maine— wrote 
several volumes of poetry which became widely 
popular. It is said that a great poet must write on 



Woman, Religion, and Politics. John's views on all 
three subjects are sound, but particularly on the first. 

Dickie Stubbs grew more and more rapid, and 
would be known as the second Hermann were it not 
for the fact that he is the only Stubbs. Dick's skill 
in legerdemain and the dark art outrivals anything 
previously known. Owing to Dick's great height, 
the public has been obliged to form a new conception 
of Mephistopheles. Dick thinks it ridiculous that it 
ever had any other. 

Eben Vane is associate advisor of the W. C. T. U., 
and the affairs of that worthy organization are now 
better conducted than ever before. Eben is the 
Grand Old Man of Maine, and it is thought that his 
efforts will be rewarded by a repeal of that law 
which is the only retiection upon Maine's good judg- 
ment. Vane's bitter opponent is Stubby Sargent, 
but rumor has it that Sarg is sour because Eben 
outranked him in the ladies' esteem. 

Jack Dana and Howard Ives are still together, 
and have built up a very fine practice at law. They 
have a very satisfactory division of labor. Jack 
does the law work, while Howard devotes himself to 
making the firm popular and to getting clients. 
"But" sacrifices his torn and bleeding heart to the 
good of the firm and the pleasure of the ladies, who 
could not exist without him. Jack is as unassuming 
as ever; Howard as "tall and handsome" as when 
" Craze " made him so happy with that fine adver- 
tisement in the Lewislon Jotirnal. 

Joe Odiorne was justified in cutting marching for 
last chapel, as he evidently cherished Isaak Walton 
as his ideal. Joe went into northern Maine and has 
devoted himself to fishing and the writing of articles 
on Biology. If Joe knows as much about his subject 
as he told me he did the day before Pink's exam this 
term, he knows — to use his own words — "Darned 
little." 

"Skeet" McKown and Cogswell Smith have 
both got a good thing. Cogswell sleeps anywhere 
from one hundred to two hunrlred days in whatever 
store window "Skeet" puts him, and any firm is 
■willing to pay a large sum for the advertising 
novelty. Cogswell says that it is too easy, while 
Skeet, like the tar-baby, says nothing ! When 
Charles has been eight or nine months in one store 
Skeet has him boxed up and forwarded to the next 
city, and continues to enjoy his own share of the 
profits and most of Cog's. 

Why fellows of marked ability will let their 
powers go to waste from sheer laziness is more than 
I can understand. Yet so it was with Dwight Pen- 
nelland "Short" White, who became street musicians. 
Dwight plays the harp, and "Short" the violin. 



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"Short" also sings, but not even this can make one 
forget " what might have been." 

Cassius Williamson and Ned Spear are lobbyists 
in Washington, and if you want to get anything 
through Congress, go to them. They have even 
developed sufficient strength to stop Baby Bailey's 
mouth for a whole day, and every time that they do 
so the nation offers prayer. 

Ned Hutohings awolie one day in 1904, and hav- 
ing inquired about his previous existence and learned 
that he was a graduate of Bowdoin and of the Har- 
vard Law School, he set diligently to work at his 
profession. Rising to the Maine Supreme Bench 
and thence to the Supreme Court of the United 
States, he became the foremost jurist of his day. 
His comprehensive opinions are authority, and one 
who did not know him in his youth can not believe 
that the alert and active Justice Hutchins was ever 
known as sleepy Hutch. 

Alpheus Varney is interlocutor in Al Varney's 
high-grade minstrels, and has McMillan and Studley 
for end men and vocal soloists. Mac's rendering of 
love ballads is the most noteworthy feature of the 
aggregation's performance, and when we associate 
this with Mac's position and the fact that he used to 
spend four days in Freeport to every one at college, 
we are led to fear that Mac's young dream was 
blighted. 

Frank Swan and John Scott are associated together 
and do a thriving trade. Frank is a physician, and 
manages to keep Scottie's hands full. Perhaps I 
need not tell you that John is an undertaker. The 
pair has always settled every one that it has got hold 
of except Bill Martyn, and he was too tough. 

Steen Young entered upon the practice of law at 
home, and was Brunswick's first mayor. Steen was 
extremely successful as a lawyer, but could never 
plead before the jury. As he talked just as fast as 
he did when in college, no one could follow him. 

When Stubby Sargent jumped on Jack Knight 
for trying to reprove some naughty Sophomores, 
Jack decided to give up all thought of being a social 
reformer, and began to look around for some more 
peaceful occupation. And when he chose agricul- 
ture I think he did well, for the man who can keep 
his temper when it rains Class Day can stand 
getting his hay wet or losing his crops. 

More or less of a recluse during his college 
course, Georgie Stetson, in a year or two after grad- 
uation, forsook the walks of man and sought to find 
relief for his weary soul in Nature's arms. Georgie 
could not endure the sordid meanness of the busy 
world, and his tender heart suffered from "the 
inhuman dearth of noble natures." A hermit in the 



forests of Maine, he is growing old alone. How sad 
it is to be too good. 

Charles Pettengill went to New York and joined 
a Tammany organization. His exceptional organiz- 
ing ability brought him rapidly to the front, and he 
was the logical and successful candidate for leader- 
ship after Mr. Croker. Charles made Gene Minott 
mayor of New York, and it is supposed the position 
will be for life, as Gene says that he does not object. 
We must add that the city's affairs were never so 
well administered. 

Oliver Dow Smith came to me this noon and said 
that as he had a lot of friends here to-day he would 
make it worth my while to let him write his own 
proi^hecy, and so I did. I merely wish to state that 
I am not responsible in any way for what he wrote. 
■ — "Everybody knows that in my Senior year I 
resigned from the Presidency of the Anti-Plugging 
Association. Well! I went to Columbia in the fall 
of '98 and there did fine work, getting successively 
the degrees of A.M. and Ph.D. After that I studied 
for the Episcopal ministry and was ordained in 
Montana. By devotion to my calling I soon won 
universal respect, and at the age of 35 became 
Bishop of Montana. N. B. — The roast that the '99 
Bugle gave me was a dirty and undeserved slug." 

Bill Spear owns a good business in Rockland, 
but he doesn't know anything about its affairs. His 
head clerk runs the business, while Bill can always 
be found "down t' the Beach." No ! Bill " never cares 
to wander from his own fireside." His greatest pride 
is a panther cub which he has named "Bowdoin." 
In spite of all my efforts to arouse some ambition in 
Bill, it seems that he could not forget the "turtle- 
dove." 

In looking back through the slips of paper which 
have foretold the future of my classmates, I find that 
although few men, perhaps, have attained distinction, 
almost all are happy, and happiness is an end which 
we all must expect and desire to attain. 

Whether or not '98 may make any pretensions to 
being a scholarly or an athletic class, is a question 
which does not present itself to me at this time ; but 
'98 is pre-eminently a class of good fellows, and of 
all my friends and classmates I may say, they were 
good fellows here and they will be good fellows 
wherever you meet them in the world. 

Closing Address. 

By G. H. Sturgis. 

Bowdoin, fairest and fondest of Alma Malurs: As 

to-day we of the Class of '98 for the last time as 

undergraduates look out upon thy verdure-decked 

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dear old halls in which we have spent so many 
happ3' moments, thou seemest more beautiful, more 
grand, dearer than ever before. 

Bowdoin, four j'ears have we spent within thy 
walls. Four of the happiest, four of the most poten- 
tial years of our lives have been entrusted to thy 
care. Carefully and tenderly thou hast nurtured us. 
Patiently and wisely thou hast directed our footsteps, 
and to-day we leave thee. JSTo longer can thy love 
and wisdom guide us, no longer can thy encircling 
arms protect us, but forth from thy fostering care, 
forth from scenes endeared by so many fond associa- 
tions and hallowed by the memory of the noble men 
who have gone before us, we step out into the world 
beyond to join the ranks of those whose pride and 
honor it will ever be to bear thy name. And, 
Bowdoin, when the years have passed by, when 
life's busy turmoil holds us, whether its sorrows or 
its joys shall then enfold us, still will we love thee 
with a firmer, stronger love than ever before ; then 
and alwaj'S shall thy fair name be among the sweet- 
est, dearest names we know ; then and forever shall 
thy honor and thy glory be a bright and beautiful 
light to direct our way. 

Classmates : The light of life's morning falls 
now about us. Hitherto our pathway has been 
shady and protected, made smooth and easy to our 
feet. To-day we catch a glimpse of that longer, 
winding pathway of the future. One by one we 
approach its milestones, one by one we shall leave 
them behind. Step by step we pass beyond the 
green fields and sunny glades of youth towards the 
blue hills in the distance, the heights of manhood 
and responsibility. 

To-day, this day for us so truly great, so deeply 
sad, we reach a milestone that will stand out clear 
and distinct as long as life shall last. The glow of 
hope, of fraternal love, and of earnest endeavor is 
upon it. It will shine, a silver lining to many a 
dark cloud of life, and become at last an afterglow 
upon the sunset hills. 

Classmates, as we gather here to-day beneath 
this dear old oak, there opens before us that gate of 
gates; the gate which, slowly swinging back, bids 
the traveller pass on, up from boyhood's "happy 
valley," up from the peaceful, shady pathway jour- 
neyed o'er in college, up into that broader, that 
steeper, and that nobler pathway of manhood. Past 
are our college days at Old Bowdoin. Parted must 
be friends, broken never be the friendships. 

But a little while, and the sorrows, the joys, and 
the triumphs of Bowdoin will be memories only. 
The activities of the great world beckon us. New 
thoughts, new ideas of men and life, new aspirations 



will soon be ours. We shall plunge into the work 
of the world, social, political, professional. To this 
end our college life has been planned and conducted. 
All that wise and faithful instruction can give, all 
the inspiration that comes from association with 
suiDerior minds and from the influence of high and 
noble standards of life, have been generously given 
us here. These things are of priceless worth. But 
of greater value than all these even, is the knowl- 
edge that in spite of helps or hindrances, our futures 
must be wrought out by ourselves. Ourselves we 
make or mar. Our successes are measured largely 
by our ideals. As we stand at life's entrance achieve- 
ment seems easy, but it is only the strong and steady 
pull that wins. Disappointments, reverses, failures 
it may be, will meet us ; humble places in life 
instead of the fame and glory we covet, will be 
ours ; friends even may be few, but there will be 
always left to us honor, truth, and the eternal right. 
The twentieth century stands awaiting us, oifering 
opportunities more grand than any the world has 
ever known. Knowledge unfolds itself until the 
great book of the Universe seems opening before 
us. The deep problems of humanity puzzle and 
pain us with their demands for solution. May it be 
ours to lend a hand somewhere. 

" Or great or small it matters not, 
So be the heart is true." 
Farewell, Old Bowdoin ! All thy scenes we love 
them well. Farewell to college life and all its fond 
associations. We rejoice in our triumphs, we lament 
our mistakes. Farewell, classmates! May the ties 
that have bound us together in love and fraternity, 
give us strength and heart in all life's endeavor, and 
hold us ever in united fealty and devotion to our 
Alma Mater. 

Class Ode. 

By Thomas Lewis Pierce. 
Air — "Drink to Me Only loiih Thine Eyes." 
Who hath the courage in his heart 

To think what the morrow brings ? 
In whose eye doth the tear not start 

To see youth's drooping wings ? 
Swift have we soared along the ray 

Of youthful love's warm light — 
Who faints not as the fading day 

Foretells the coming night? 

Into the darkness must we go 

After one long farewell — 
Who blames us if our steps are slow. 

Our hearts with mem'ries swell? 
Fond, tender memories of all 

The college days now past, 



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Which, long life through, whato'er befall 
We'll cherish to the last. 

They'll give us courage for the strife, 

Dispel the clouds of care, 
Lighten, the burden of this life 

That each true man must share. 
Old Bowdoin ! All we owe to you. 

On Wednesday afternoon the Phi Beta 
Kappa fraternity initiated the following men 
from the Senior Class: 

William W. Lawrence, Robert R. Morson, John 
F. Dana, Thomas L. Marble, Stephen E. Young, 
Alfred B. White, Eugene T. Minott, Clarence E. 
Eaton, Arthur L. Hunt, Dwight R. Pennell, Joseph 
E. Odiorne, Francis Allan Hamlin, Edward Hutch- 
ings, Wendell P. McKown, Guy C. Howard, John 
W. Condon, Percival P. Baxter, Frank H. Swan. 
From the Junior Class the society took: 

Edward B. Chamberlain, Drew B. Hall, Sumner 
C. Pattee, Harold F. Dana, Willis B. iVloulton, Frank 
W. Briggs. 



Commencement Exercises. 
TITHE Commencement exercises were held 
A in the Congregational Church at 10.30 
A.M. Thursday. The programme was as 
follows : 

MUSIC. — PRAYER.— MOSIC. 

The Mission of War. Thomas Littlefield jNIarble. 
The Church's Dilemma. Robert Robertson Morson. 
Our Foreign Policy. Frank Herbert Swan. 

MUSIC. 

Gladstone. * Herbert Nelson Gardner. 

The Supremacy of the Novel. 

William Witherle Lawrence. 
Danton and the French Revolution. 

Percival Proctor Baxter. 

MUSIC 

Conferring of Degrees — President Hyde. 

PRAYER. 

BENEDICTION. 
* Excused. 

The following men were then given the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts: 

Robert Willis Alexander, North Hai-pswell ; Per- 
cival Proctor Baxter, Portland; Harlan Melville 
Bisbee, Ruraford Falls ; Arthur Winfred Blake, Port- 
land; John Wilbur Condon, Berlin, N. H. ; John 



Fessenden Dana, Portland ; Frederick Ellis Drake, 
Bath ; Albert Coolidge Fames, Bethel ; Clarence 
Elery Eaton, Jay; Ernest Charles Edwards, South 
Windham ; Herbert Nelson Gardner, Patten ; The- 
odore Gould, Portland ; Hugh Finlay Graham, Earls- 
town, N. S. ; Ernest Lockwood Hall, North Bridg- 
ton; Francis Allan Hamlin, Brunswick; Moulton 
Augustus Hills, Welch, La. ; Guy Charles Howard, 
Farmington ; Arthur LeRoy Hunt, Lewiston ; Edward 
Hutchings, Brewer ; Howard Rollin Ives, Portland ; 
Clarence Fairbanks Kendall, Biddeford ; Harry Clif- 
ford Knight, Gardiner ; Eben Davis Lane, Yarmouth ; 
William Witherle Lawrence, Portland ; Ernest 
Laycock, New Bedford, Mass. ; Jacob Meldon Loring, 
Topsham; Wendell Phillips McKown, Boothbay 
Harbor; Donald Baxter McMillan, Freeport; Thomas 
Littlefield Marble, Gorham, N. H. ; William Cum- 
mings Martyn, Derby, Conn. ; William Charles 
Merrill, Portland; Eugene Thomas Minott, Phipps- 
burg; Robert Robertson Morson, Freedom; Charles 
Day Moulton, Bath; Joseph Ernest Odiorne, Rich- 
mond; Dwight Richard Pennell, Lewiston; Charles 
Sumner Pettengill, Augusta; Thomas Lewis Pierce, 
Portland ; William Emerson Preble, Litchfield ; 
Clarence William Proctor, North Windham ; Walter 
Joseph Sargent, Brewer ; Charles Cogswell Smith, 
Waterbury, Conn. ; Oliver Dow Smith, West Buxton ; 
Edwin Ellis Spear, Washington, D. C. ; William 
Winthrop Spear, Rockland; Edward Stanwood, Jr., 
Brookline, Mass. ; George Frederick Stetson, Bangor ; 
Richard Henry Stubbs, Strong ; Edward Franklin 
Studley, Gardiner ; Guy Hayden Sturgis, New 
Gloucester ; Frank Herbert Swan, Westbrook ; Frank 
Astor Thompson, Round Pond; Alpheus Gould 
Varney, North Windham ; Edwin Kimball Welch, 
Temple ; Alfred Benson White, Lewiston ; Ralph 
Libby Wiggin, Rockland; Cassius Claudius Will- 
iamson, Gorham, N. H. ; Emery Graves Wilson, 
North Harpswell ; Daniel Lyman Wormwood, Bruns- 
wick ; Stephen Emerson Young, Brunswick. 

The following men had degrees conferred 
upon them by the college: the degree of 
LL.D. upon Hon. James A. Roberts, Class 
of '70, comptroller of the State of New 
York; Hon. Lucilius A. Emery, Class of '61, 
justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. The 
degree of D.D. upon Rev. Samuel V. Cole, 
Class of '74. The degree of Litt.D. upon 
Herbert Putnam, librarian of the Boston 
Public Library; John G. White, Class of 
'64. The degree of A.M. upon Dana Estes 
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Immediately after the Commencement 
exercises the Commencement Dinner was 
held in the gymnasium. 

The number of alumni present from all 
over the country was large, and for that 
reason, perhaps, the alumni banquet was 
particularly good. The flavor and atmos- 
phere about the week was distinctly of the 
new Bowdoin. The new library and the 
new gymnasium were both topics of consid- 
erable discussion. The alumni and friends 
have their hearts set upon a new library 
building, and there is no reason why Bowdoin 
need not expect the quadrangle of buildings 
to be completed by a magnificent library 
building, worthy of the Bowdoin collection 
and worthy the neighborhood of the Walker 
Art Building and the Searles Science Build- 
ing. President Hyde in his annual report 
asked for #150,000 to erect such a building. 
It remains for the friends of means to step 
forward and furnish the wherewith. 

The after-dinner speaking was particu- 
larlj' good. President Hyde called the 
meeting to order, and made a short address 
of welcome to the alumni. He said that 
during the year just closing he had been 
away from the college on leave of absence. 
He had wandered through the honored and 
revered halls of Oxford and Cambridge, tar- 
ried at the University of Berlin, and remained 
a short time at the oldest and greatest univer- 
sity in America; but he returned to the old 
familiar halls of Bowdoin with renewed and 
added love and veneration. He said that the 
college was trying to put things in a more 
ship-shape and orderly manner. Appleton 
Hall had been renovated throughout, and 
the students rooming thei-e had thoroughly 
respected the change. The only damage 
done during the year was a single fifteen- 
cent pane of glass. The respect that the 
students in Appleton had shown for the 
building had forced the boards to do the 
same for Winthrop Hall this • summer. 



President Hyde then spoke of the new elect- 
ive system in which a Freshman had the 
choice of nine different courses and the whole 
four years was elective. Of the Medical 
School, the President said he was glad to say 
that from now on the Boards would have 
entire charge, as they did over the literary 
department. As regards moving the school 
to Portland, he said that the Boards had 
decided to do it so soon as a suitable building 
and equipment could be provided. 

President Hyde then, in a prettily turned 
speech, introduced his excellency Governor 
Powers, who said that the state extended its 
greetings to Bowdoin, her oldest and largest 
college. The state thoroughly appreciated 
the splendid work that the college of the 
pines was doing. He was glad that Bowdoin 
was sensible enough to be content with the 
name of college. 

Governor Powers was followed by Hon. 
Nathan Webb. The other speakers of the 
day were Dr. William C. Pond of San Fran- 
cisco, Class of '48 ; Chief Justice Peters ; 
Hon. Charles F. Libby of Portland, of the 
Board of Overseers ; Mr. Dana Estes of 
Boston's well-known publishing firm, Estes 
& Lauriat. Mr. Estes remarked that his first 
experience in the literary line was as "office 
devil " in the office of the Kennebec Journal. 

Hon. James McKeen of New York, 
responded for the whole body of the alumni, 
and from the different classes were Mr. T. R. 
Simonton of Camden, Class of '53; Mr. 
John L. Crosby of Bangor, also of the Class 
of '53 ; General Ellis Spear of Washington, 
Class of '58 ; Mr. Charles U. Bell of Law- 
rence, Mass., Class of '63; Dr. D. A. Robin- 
son of Bangor, Class of '73 ; Mr. John F. 
Hall of Atlantic City, N. J., Class of '78 ; 
and Rev. Percy F. Johnston, Class of '88. 

Senior Promenade. 
The Senior Promenade on Tuesday even- 
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on the Green was entirely done away with 
by '98. 

The following prizes were announced 
from the commencement stage: 

Goodwin Commencement Prize. 

Robert Robinson Morson. 
Pray Prize in English Composition. 

William Witherle Lawrence. 
Brown Prizes in Extemporaneous Composition. 

William Witherle Lawrence, Frank Herbert Swan. 
College Prizes in English Composition. 
1st. William Witherle Lawrence and Frank Herbert 
■ Swan ; 2d, Oliver Dow Smith and Herbert Nelson 
Gardner. 
Noyes Prize in Political Economy. 

Thomas Littlefield Marble. 
Smyth Mathematical Scholarship. 

Samuel Pope Harris. 
Sewall Latin Prize. 

Joseph Walker Whitney. 
Sewall Greek Prize. 

Philip Mason Palmer. 
Brown Memorial Scholarships. 

William Witherle Lawrence, '98 ; Harold Fessenden 

Dana, '99 ; Joseph Walker Whitney, 1900 ; Kenneth 

Charles Morton Sills, 1901. 

Thursday evening President and Mrs. 

Hyde with Governor and Mrs. Powers 

received in Memorial Hall from 8.30 to 11 

o'clock. 



Medical School Graduation. 
TPHE graduating exercises of the Medical 
A School were held Wednesday morning 
in Memorial Hall at 9 o'clock. The pro- 
gramme was as follows: 

MUSIC. 

Annual Address. Rev. John Carroll Perkins. 

MUSIC. 

Oration. Walter Scott Abbott Kimball. 

MUSIC. 

Presentation of Diplomas. By President Hyde. 

MUSIC. 

The Class Oration was delivered by 
Walter Scott Abbott Kimball of Portland. 
Mr. Kimball graduated from Bowdoin in '9.5 



and entered the medical school in the fall. 
The following abstract suggests Mr. Kimball's 
line of thought: 

PROGRESS. 

Too great a reverence for the past is not the 
danger of our time. The best institutions are not 
thought of as the ones that preserve society, so much 
as the ones that carry society forward. It is the 
innovator who is honored, rather than the man who 
would put every proposed innovation to the severest 
test. The antagonism between the radical and the 
conservative is i-eal only where radicalism is false or 
the conservatism is assumed. The more the innova- 
tor is abroad the more productive an age is of new 
theories, the more need there is of a healthy con- 
servatism to see that the pendulum neither swings 
too far nor falls short. The history of civilization 
illustrates — in the intellectual and moral field — that 
same law of the struggle for existence which Dar- 
win found illustrated in the development of species. 
Theories come and go in almost infinite variety — 
while the few survive which can stand the severe 
tests which conservatism can bring against them. 
The innovator finds the new path ; the conservator 
judges of its eificiency, and both deserve equally 
the credit of advancing civilization. Of no depart- 
ment of knowledge is this more true than of 
medicine. 

On the desert sands of Egypt stands the survivor 
of the seven wonders of the ancient world, its great- 
est monument, where — 

" Morning opes with haste her lids 
To gaze upon the pyramids;" 

Stands as a mountain of stone, the nearest approach 
of human eiibrt to immortalize itself by material 
means. So there is an imaginary, an ideal pyramid 
which towers aloft before the eyes of the medical 
student as the huge monument of the medical past; 
built not by bondsmen to serve some king by 
keeping his memory whole and mummy hid ; but by 
successive generations of thinkers and investigators, 
seeking to deliver man from one of his greatest 
enemies. From many races and generations have 
come the builders of that monument from the Greeks, 
Alexandrians, and Romans to the present day. 
Carved at its base we read the names of iEsculapius, 
Hippocrates, Herophilus, — its founders ; higher up, 
Celsus and Galen, Sydenham and Locke and others 
who took up the flagging work and carried it for- 
ward. It remains for later generations to complete 
the unfinished work, to add the catholicon as the 



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crowning effort ; and this monuraeut will arfive at 
its completeness — as it has been builded — through 
the survival of the fittest in the struggle between the 
innovator and the conservative. 

Our protession, founded amidst superstition and 
mythology, advanced in the early centuries, through 
the literary and dogmatic eras to the empirical. 
Later with the impetus of advancing science, it built 
up the theoretical systems, which conservatively 
followed, have led to the wonderful advance of the 
present time. 

In medical history, as in civil, each century, per- 
haps each decade, is marked by something represent- 
ative of that time. If there is one thing which 
stands pre-eminent, in the present medical era of 
discovery, theory, and effort, it is the development 
of a spirit of certaint3- — of proving always — which 
builds no foundation on sand, but seeks carefully 
for the solid rock of experience. 

In closing. Mr. Kimball impressed upon his 
classmates the nobility of their calling and their 
duties to it, and addressed the Faculty in words of 
gratitude for their careful and broad-minded guid- 
ance through the three past years. 

Of the thirty-three men to whom the 
degree of M.D. was granted, the four honor 
men wlio attained the liighest rank for the 
course were Mr. Alfred Mitchell, Jr., A.B., of 
Brunswiclc, first; Mr. Edville Gerhardt Ab- 
bott, West Sullivan, second; Mr. Bertram 
Lewis Bryant, A.B., of Lowell, Mass., third ; 
Mr. Charles Sumner Christie, A.B., of St. 
Albans, fourth. Messrs. Mitchell, Bryant, 
and Christie are graduates of Bowdoin Col- 
lege. The other men who were decorated 
with the degree of Doctor of Medicine were 
as follows: 

Messrs. Herbert Allen Black, Aujj"sta; Charles 
Hovey Burgess, Bangor ; S. W. Crittenden, Lewis- 
ton ; E. D. Day, Auburn ; J. H. Dickson, Portland; 
J. W. Doughty, Bangor; Heury Libbey Elliott, 
Thomaston; J. P. Fiokett; John Joseph Galley, 
Watertown, Conn.; Lorenzo Walter Hadley, Ph.B., 
Frankfort; J.G.Hanson; H. E. Hitchcock ; John 
William Joyce, Lewiston ; Walter Scott Adams Kim- 
ball, A. B., Portland; P.P.Lewis; Frank Pierce 
Maloue, Portland; Thomas Henry McDnuougb, 
Winterport ; Sumner Bradbury Marshall, Bar Mills; 
Byron Wesley McKeeu, Fryeburg; Joseph Michael 
O'Conner, Biddeford; Lewis Franklin Soule, A.B., 



Phillips; Joseph Franklin Starritt, Warren ; Elbridge 
Gerry Allen Stetson, Brunswick ; Benjamin Frank- 
lin Sturgis, Jr., Auburn; George Edward Wash- 
burn, Augusta; Charles Jewett Watson, Portland; 
Claude Ryder Wellington, Album; Clarendon Mor- 
ton Whitney, Unity ; Albert Isaiah York, Wilton. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

June 24, 189S. 
Called by the death of Edwin Albert Scribner to 
mourn again the loss of one of our number, as 
representatives of the Class of 1877 in Bowdoin 
College, we desire to place on record our high 
appreciation of the worth and character of our class- 
mate and friend. His devotion to all the duties of 
life, his regard for his class, his honor as a man, and 
his faithfulness to his convictions, all remind us of 
the loss we have sustained. 

We extend to his wife and children our sympathy 
in this hour of sorrow, and commend them to the 
comfort of Him who gave them such a husband and 
father. 

(Signed) Edgar M. Cousins, 

George L. Thompson, 
George T. Little, 



Committee of the Class. 



@©llege WoAd. 

A young Yale scientist while digging a hole for 
a skunk, found a five-dollar gold piece. That's Yale 
luck ; any one else would have found the skunk. 

Stanford University, after receiving its share of 
the Stanford estate, will have an income treble that 
of any other American university. 

Yale annually buys $7,000 worth of books for 
her library; Harvard spends $16,000 for the same 
purpose, and Columbia $43,000. 

Mount Holyoke will hereafter confer only the A.B. 

A monument fund to commemorate the men on 
the " Maine" is being raised in the universities. 

The total receipts of the Athletic Association of 
the University of California for last year were 
$8,016.94, and the expenditures $6,191.85. 



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BRUNSWICK, MAINE, SEPTEMBER 28, 1898. 



Vol. XXVIII. 



No. 6. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Rot L. Marston, '99, Editor-in-Chief. 

Byron S. Philoon, '99, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

Frank L. Dotton, '99, Business Manager. 

Joseph W. Whitney, 1900, Assistant Business Manager. 

Drew B. Hall, '99. James P. Webber, 1900. 

Percy A. Babb, 1900. Frederick C. Lee, 1900. 

Arthur L. Griffiths, 1901. Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901. 



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munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

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literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he wishes to have appended. 

Personal and news items may be mailed to Box 1071, Bruns- 
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Entered at the Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXVIII., No. 6.— September 28, 1898. 

Editorial Notes 91 

Four Cases of Thought-Transmission (?) 93 

Collegii Tabula 95 

Athletics 98 

Y. M. C. A 99 

Personal 100 

In Memoriam 102 

College World , . . . . 102 




Without doubt the most pleasant sen- 
sation of the college man is the pleasure of 
greeting his friends and classmates on the 
return from the summer recess. There is a 
certain warmth to it that seems to blind the 
cares and sorrows that may have been his at 
home. It is so overwhelming and entire that 
the trivial pleasures and friendships of the 
summer are cast in the shadow, and the 
letters promised to the new-formed friends 
are left unwritten. One seems carried in the 
arms of an exhilaration which consumes time 
and thought. 

The Orient welcomes back the classes 
all, and extends its heartiest greeting to the 
Class of 1902. It would remind the men of 
the vows made on receiving their rank 
reports last spring to work harder this year. 
A little more effort may put you on the 
Provisional List! To the entering class the 
Orient has a word to say. The college 
demands a certain amount of work from you. 
When you have paid your tuition, you still 
owe Bowdoin a larger value. You owe the 
college your very best effort to make her 
reputation the better for your coming, — on 
the gridiron, on the diamond, and on the 
cinder path not less than in the public esti- 
mation for culture and scholarship. Just 
remember that you are Bowdoin students at 



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all times, whether you are in the college halls 
or on the streets of your native town. When 
you are telling anecdotes of the college never 
exaggerate and discolor them to the discredit 
of Bowdoin. Many a lad has been driven 
from entering this college by interesting but 
untrue tales of hazing told by Bowdoin men 
to admiring and gullible groups of prep stu- 
dents. Only last year a member of the Class 
of 1900 wrote a story for his local newspaper 
that did more to harm the college in that 
locality than all the hazing done in the last 
ten years. The fact that the story was a 
willful concoction of the Sophomore's imag- 
ination did not reach his hearers. Remember 
your college and keep it holy! 



'US is the custom, the Orient is sent to 
/^ every member of the Freshman Class, 
and will continue to be sent unless a notifi- 
cation to stop it is received. Each member 
of the class is placed upon the subscription 
list and will be considered as regular sub- 
scribers unless they order the business man- 
ager to stop it. It is certainly to be hoped 
that the orders to stop will be very few. The 
Orient is as deserving of college support as 
the athletic institutions are. It is the only 
record that a graduate has of his college life. 
Its worth increases with a man's love for his 
undergraduate days and his Ahia Mater. 
Mr. Freshman, if you would be happy here- 
after, subscribe at once. If you would be 
happy to-day and every day of your course, 
pay your subscri2:)tion at once. 



FOR the first time in many years, Bowdoin 
to-day has a perfect system of dormito- 
ries. Maine, Appleton, and Winthrop Halls 
are now in excellent shape. It is befitting 
that the second century of Bowdoin 's histor}^ 
should be ushered in by a policy of renova- 
tion and progress. Every Bowdoin man has 
reason to be proud of the condition in which 
he finds the college buildings this year. Win- 



throp Hall has been renovated in even a 
better manner than either Maine or Appleton 
Halls. It is certainly to be expected that 
the undergraduate body will appreciate and 
respect the change accordingly. The college 
will need no more dormitory room for a long 
time, and therefore these halls should be the 
more carefully cared for and preserved. The 
fund of tradition that belongs to these build- 
ings inspires a respect that perhaps is stronger 
than the sense of preserving their good con- 
dition. There is hardly a room in college 
that is not hallowed by the memory of former 
occupants. Few colleges are blessed with 
so man)' memories as Bowdoin. Let all insti- 
tutions and sons of Bowdoin see to it that 
the college may not remain simply a college 
of past memories, but that new advances and 
deeds may make it a college of present 
progress and thought. 



TITHE Orient extends its congratulations 
-'■ to the Bowdoin Golf Club and wishes 
it long life and prosperity. It has made a 
most propitious beginning. Its links laid 
out last week are beautifully situated in a 
field of sixty-five acres about five minutes' 
ride from the campus. There are a goodly 
number of enthusiasts of the game in college, 
and twice as many more who would be enthu- 
siasts. So here's to the Bowdoin Golf Club 
and to the hope that we may soon dance in 
their club-house ! 



TPHE college has every reason to expect 
-*■ a successful foot-ball season this fall. 
Never have captain and manager shown more 
energy and effort. Never has the college had 
more reason to put their entire confidence in 
the management. The manager has secured 
coaches far superior to those of any year in 
the history of foot-ball at Bowdoin. Mac An- 
drews was picked as substitute full for the 
all-American team last year by Walter Camp. 
Mr. Richards was fullback on the Yale 'var- 



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sity in 1895, and Mr. Graves, who will be 
here later in the season, was the coach of the 
victorious West Point team last year. These 
men are gilt-edge coaches, and the manage- 
ment has necessarily been put to more than 
usual expense to secure them. Hence it is 
necessary that the college subscribe liberally 
when the subscription book goes around. 
The first thing and best thing that an under- 
graduate can do for the college is to give 
just every cent that he can afford to support 
the athletic teams. And the second best 
thing that he can do is to give it the warm 
hand at every turn. Attend all the games 
on Whittier Field. It makes the men feel 
encouraged to see a large crowd in the grand 
stand. Let us have some good cheering this 
fall. By cheering is not meant hooting or 
the blowing of horns — our sister Maine col- 
leges do that sort of thing. But good, sharp 
three times threes and good clear Bowdoin 
yells are the sort of things to make an impres- 
sion. Now let every one turn out and do 
his biggest for the '98 Foot-Ball Team! 



MR. HARRY Deforest smith, a.m., 
takes the place of Mr. Arthur Sewall 
Haggett, Ph.D., as instructor in Greek and 
Latin. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Bowdoin 
in the Class of 1891. He comes to Bowdoin 
from the Faculty of the University of Penn- 
sylvania. Mr. Cassius C. Williamson, A.B., 
'98, and Mr. Joseph E. Odiorne, A.B., '98, 
are assistants respectively in Chemistry and 
Biolog}'. 



There are 40,625 university students iu the 
United States. 

Twentj'-flve years ago J. B. Pardee otfered $100 
to the Lafayette base-ball teatn first defeating 
Princeton. The deed was done this year and the 
money promptly paid over. 

The plan of continuous session, degrees being 
granted without ceremony when a certain amount 
of work is completed, is gaining favor in America. 
The University of West "Virginia will adopt the 
plan after next June. 



Four Cases of Thought-Trans- 
mission (?). 
IT has ever been an open question with me 
as to how great an extent my friend Fritz 
was able to transmit and read unexpressed 
thought. Of whatever power he had in 
these directions, he was very proud, and 
certainly he hasamazed me many times. 

Case I. — Fritz is a musician you must 
know, and so am I for that matter. I sup- 
pose we have been in the habit of spending 
at least a third of our winter evenings 
together, playing trios with my brother Emil, 
or duets by ourselves. In the summer time, 
however, he seldom brings his violin, for 
that is his instrument, and so we generally 
spend the evening in chatting idly. I remem- 
ber a call he made the first summer of his 
life in our town. I was seated that June 
night before the piano, playing, when I heard 
a step on the walk that I instantly recognized 
as his, though I had supposed that he was 
miles away. A few minutes later, after 
greetings had been exchanged, he made this 
strange remark: "I hope you will pardon 
me for interrupting your train of thought. 
Surely, that was a fine recital that we heard 
Von Bulow give on the fifteenth of last 
January. I stared at him in wonder, for I 
had indeed been thinking about the concert 
to which he referred. " Whj^, how in the 
world?" I exclaimed. But Fritz Smiled 
without replying. I tried to puzzle it out, 
and after a while I remembered that as Fritz 
came up the walk, I was playing one of 
Beethoven's sonatas, which I had heard Von 
Bulow play that winter afternoon. "Was 
that the way you told?" I queried. Fritz 
wouldn't reply, but Emil broke in with " Why 
of course that is the way he told of what 
you were thinking. He knew that in all 
probability your playing the sonata would 
call up in j'our mind the rendering Von 
Bulow gave to it and then the concert in 
general. Fritz would like to have you think 



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it is a case of mind -reading. Mind-reading 
be hanged !" Emil's remarks did not please 
Fritz mucli, and he gave us no furtlier 
exhibition that evening. 

Case II. — One day when Fritz was call- 
ing, he said to me, "Will it trouble you too 
much to play Mendelssohn's 'Spring Song' 
for me at exactly twelve o'clock to-morrow 
noon?" As I had got quite used to Fritz's 
peculiar ways, I readily agreed to do this for 
him. Twelve o'clock was rapidly drawing 
near, the next day, and still no Fritz had 
appeared. Emil, who had just come in, 
asked, "Aren't you going to play the 'Spring 
Song?' " " Well," replied I, "Fritz not being 
here, I scarcely need keep my half of the 
agreement." "Your half!" answered my 
brother, " I did not know that there was any 
other half. Fritz did not say anything about 
his coming, did he? If you are not going to 
play for him, I am." Accordingly, I heard 
him playing that beautiful melody over and 
over for twenty or thirty minutes. " There !" 
he exclaimed, "I guess I have done my duty. 
For my part, I am curious to see what 'Old 
Crazy Head' has been doing this noon." 
That evening Fritz dropped in and said in 
an aggrieved tone to me, " Why did you not 
do as you promised this noon?" "Do as I 
promised!" retorted I, "If you had been 
here you would have heard the 'Spring 
Song.'" "No doubt," he replied, "But not 
from you, your brother played." I wondered 
how he found that out, but Emil one time 
said to me, " I think very likely that Fritz was 
playing the 'Spring Song' at the same time 
that I was. These thoughts and feelings of 
ours are strange things, and Fritz being so 
unusually sensitive and sympathetic, I doubt 
not but that he felt my playing through the 
common medium even at a distance. Even 
Robert Schumann, if I remember rightly, 
tried something of the same sort with his 
beloved." Case IV. is but a similar instance. 

Case III. — Emil, after a time, began to 



take more and more interest in Fritz's 
occultism, while I looked upon it simply as 
a way in which he delighted to amaze us. 
Two winters ago, however, he used to say 
things to me which seemed almost miracu- 
lous. Sometimes it would be at a reception, 
sometimes on the cars, sometimes at a ban- 
quet, that he would make remarks like this: 
" Walter's prize song is indeed a charming 
melody." " Is not that march of Raff's 
exhilarating?" "You're fond of 'Siegfried's 
Love Song.'" Now neither of us had been 
listening to nor speaking about music, and 
yet I would alwa3's be thinking about the 
piece he mentioned. I asked Emil what he 
thought of this new development of our 
friend's power. He unravelled the mystery 
somewhat by saying, " Fritz's new display 
would seem more wonderful to me, had not I 
myself noticed lately into what a habit you 
have fallen of drumming with your fingers 
on the arms of chairs and round. It is com- 
paratively easy to recognize many familiar 
pieces, simply by their rhythmical scheme. 
Don't you remember how old P^re Francis 
used to have us do it when we were boys?" 
Case IV. — This case, as I said before, is 
simply another phase of Case II. However, 
it seems interesting enough to add. Fritz 
moved to Boston last winter. He always 
said that Emil and I were his dearest friends, 
and we in turn had grown much attached to 
him. Fritz was always inclined to be a sen- 
timentalist, and so his parting request did 
not seem out of keeping with the character 
of the fellow. It was that Emil and I should 
play Raff's " Cavatina" every evening just at 
sun-down. I say every evening, I mean when 
we could do so conveniently. "I shall do 
the same whenever I can," he had said. 
Emil and I began to follow out this project. 
The first night or two, we went through it 
in a rather perfunctory manner, but after 
we began to miss our friend, it became an 
increasing pleasure. "Fritz is playing with 



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us to-night," Emil would say. "I can feel it 
too," I would respond. Strange to say, 
every time tliat Emil would say "Fritz must 
be away," I also felt that the current of 
sympathy did not pass between us. So two 
months and more passed bj', and then after 
a long interval, during which both my 
brother and I had grown so heartily sick of 
the "Cavatina" that we thought of writing 
for a change in the piece, a letter came. It 
ran as follows : 

Dear Comrades, — You are relieved from 
further service. I hope you will pardon me 
for not writing to that effect before. Dou't 
think I have gone back on you fellows, but 
every evening at twilight nowadays, she and 
I play together, though distance separates 
us, a piece which is to both of us the most 
beautiful music in the world 

Neither Emil nor I know very much 
about Fritz' new friend, except that she 
must be beautiful, because he loves her 
so. I hope our sentimentalist will be happy. 
With all his peculiar ideas, Emil and I know 
him as most lovable and good. 

—J. P. W., 1900. 




It is the usual custom of 
the Oeient to furnish its read- 
ers with information concerning the 
Faculty's summer outing. President 
Hyde spent the whole summer at 
Hancock Point. Professor Little was 
in attendance at the convention of the American 
Library Association, held at Lakewood, N. Y. 
Professor Houghton, with his family, passed his 
holidays at Kennebunkport, while Professor Wood- 
ruff visited Vermont. Professor Emery made Ells- 
worth his headquarters and enjoyed many yachting 
trips. Professor Johnson was at Bar Harbor for a 



short while. Professor Mitchell returned from a 
short visit at Birch Island to Brunswick, where most 
of his vacation was spent. Professor MacDonald, 
as usual, remained at Brunswick, and was engaged 
to some extent in literary work. Messrs. Moody 
and Hutcbins took their annual trip to the Maine 
woods above Rangeley this year, taking with them 
Professor Files. 

L. B. Leavitt, '99, is now leader of the chapel 
choir. 

The Quill will appear October 15th. Look out 
for it. 

Moore, '95, of Ellsworth, was seen on the campus 
lately. 

Among the new upper-classmen is Pottle, 1900, 
formerly of Bates. 

Topsham Fair, with its farmers and girls and 
ball, will soon be on deck. 

The French prize has been awarded to E. T. 
Smith, of the Class of 1901. 

Hot water has been arranged for in all the ends — 
another great improvement. 

F. L. Button, '99, is out teaching for a term of 
six weeks in Bootbbay Center, Me. 

"The Serenade," produced by the Bostonians, 
drew many of the boys to Lewiston. 

The Seniorchemistry laboratory has been white- 
washed, in order to give better light. 

There is to be a Bowdoin Club in the Harvard 
Law School this winter, we understand. 

The college tennis tournament, left unfinished 
from last spring, was recently played off. 

Fred L. Hill, formerly of the Class of 1901, has 
entered the Sophomore Class at Dartmouth. 

Doctor Whittier was out of college the first 
week or two, owing to the death of his mother. 

Williams, formerly of the Class of '99, has come 
back to college and will enter the Class of 1900. 

Appleton, 1902, recently attended a banquet of 
the Bachelor's Club of Bangor, held in that city. 

Berry, Thompson, and Dana, '99, recently went 
on a duck shooting expedition with R. W. Mann, '92. 

Libby, '99, resigned his position as captain of 
the base-ball team, and Bacon, 1900, was elected in 
his stead. 

Sinkinson, '99, has gone to Europe as travelling 
companion to Mr. Fuller, owner of the Portland 
Courier. 



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Grrifiaths, 1901, is out teaching for the term. 
F. L. Hill, of the same class, has uot yet returned 
to college. 

Williamson, '98, is to assist Professor Robinson 
In chemistry. Odiorne, '98, is to serve as instructor 
in biology. 

"Jack and the Beanstalk," played at the Jeffer- 
son, Portland, September 19, 20, and 21, attracted 
many of the students. 

Professor Hutchins, aided by Professor Moody, 
was recently seen photographing some of the scenes 
at Merrymeeting Park. 

"The Serenade" and "Robin Hood" by the 
Bostonians drew many students to Portland on 
Saturday, September 24th. 

The Bugle board for 1900 has met and organized 
with James P. Webber, editor-in-chief, and Percy 
A. Babb, business manager. 

The Senior class in chemistry are using a class- 
room book prepared by Professor Robinson, and 
published by Byron Stevens. 

Professor Hutchins has been granted leave of 
absence for a year, and will sail for Europe before 
the present college year ends. 

The attendance of on-lookers at the foot-ball 
practice is very satisfactory. The number of can- 
didates, too, is larger than usual. 

Laferriere, corporal in one of the companies of 
the First Maine, has been granted a furlough to 
last until the regiment is mustered out. 

President Hyde has given the Seniors a week's 
respite, and is attending an educational convention 
in Vermont. Professor Robinson is also away. 

President Hyde gave a short address of welcome 
on the morning of the opening day. The custom- 
ary rush between the two lower classes took place. 

The Pall Mall Gazette in a recent article on 
American poets, commented very favorably on Pro- 
fessor Johnson's book of poems, "Where Beauty Is." 

Fairbanks, '95, Chapman, '94, Knowlton, '95, and 
Eastman, '96, were among the graduates who have 
been assisting MacAndrews in coaching the foot- ball 
team. 

Marston, '99, has moved his goods and chattels 
from 15 South Maine to 11 South Appleton. Dana, 
'99, also left his old room in North Maine for No. 7 
South Maine. 

A landmark has disappeared in the removal of 
the Temple. Several additional paths have been 



cut, noticeably one from Memorial Hall to Adams 
Hall, and one by Appleton. 

Why would it not be a good idea to have a 
revival of the old Portland Club? This year there 
are more boys from the Forest City than ever, and 
such a society would be of advantage. 

The Deutscher Verein is this year made up of 
the following men: Chamberlain, Topliff, Webster, 
Wiguott, Dana, Hall, Haydeu, Thompson, Rogers, 
Pattee, W. H. Smith, Woodbury, and Varney. 

Among the books added to the library during 
the summer are a set of Rudyard Kipling's, illus- 
trated by his father; a library edition of the works 
of Charles Reade and James Whitcomb Riley. 

The college should feel grateful at least to the 
Sophomore Class for the manner in which they 
have used the Freshmen. Hazing is surely becom- 
ing every year more a thing of the past at Bowdoiu. 

The hand-book published by the Y. M. C. A. is 
useful and neat, although there are a few typo- 
graphical errors. All Freshmen who have not 
copies may obtain them from the president of the 
society. 

The annual reception extended by the Y. M. C. A. 
to the incoming class passed off very pleasantly on 
Thursday evening last. The committee in charge 
was made up of Pattee, '99, Bragdon, 1900, and 
Larrabee, 1901. 

An interesting volume, bearing the autograph 
of James Otis, the revolutionary patriot, and form- 
erly belonging to Commodore Tucker, has been 
recently presented to the library by Frank A. 
Thompson, '98. 

The Fayerweather bequest has again been " tied 
up," an injunction having been issued by a New 
York judge restraining the trustees of the various 
colleges (among them Bowdoin), from using the 
funds left in the will. 

Professor Moody's horse, Triangle, is said to be 
in better condition this year than ever, having 
regained much of his youthful fire and vigor. It 
is positively announced that he will trot this year as 
usual at the Topsham Fair. 

The clock of the Science Building has been 
recently going on a tangent. The outside clock 
was five minutes ahead of railroad and town time, 
and the inside clocks were going " every which 
way." It's certainly got wheels ! 

Captain Godfrey of the track team has been 
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excellent training for the track men, and all who 
intend to run next spring have been or should have 
been chasing the hares. 

Winthrop Hall has been completely renovated 
and the old days of poor buildings seem relegated 
to the past. In the words of our President, " for 
the first time in its history the college has every 
building in practically perfect condition." 

The jury organized on September 19th, with 
Dutton,'99, as foreman, and Marstou, '99, secretary. 
The following men compose it: Greenlaw, '99, 
Dutton, '99, Marston, '99, Rollins, '99, Leavitt, '99, 
Thompson, '99, Harris, 1900, Kenniston, 1902. 

Mr. Harry DeForest Smith, '91, is to be instructor 
in the ancient languages. The past year he has been 
engaged as instructor in the University of Pennsyl- 
vania. He studied abroad after graduating here 
and recently received the degree of M.A. from his 
Ah>ta Mater. 

The electric cars have been responsible for sev- 
eral parties of Bates students who have lately 
been strolling on the campus. Several Bates fel- 
lows, including Call, formerly of the Class of 1900, 
were interested spectators at the foot-ball practice 
last week. 

Richards, the foot-ball coach, is also a track 
athlete, and was one of the Yale representatives at 
the dual games between Oxford and Yale, winning 
the hundred yard dash. He has had good success 
as a track coach, and has been giving some of our 
men valuable advice. 

In a recent number of the Boston Sunday Herald 
there was a good full-length picture of Harry 0. 
Bacon, 1900, together with a very complimentary 
biographical sketch. His base-ball record this sum- 
mer was one that augurs much for Bowdoin's 
success next spring. 

The customary rushes, rope-pull, and foot-ball 
games passed off this year more satisfactorily than 
last fall, the rope-pull being the best held for many 
moons. The foot-ball rush on the Delta was, how- 
ever, as much of a "fake" as ever, and 1902 would 
do well to abolish it. 

What a difference the electric cars make ! 
"Going to Bath?" "Going to Lewiston?" are 
queries that are heard now on every side. And 
when Merrymeeting Park opens next spring, with 
its rustic theatre and other attractions, we warrant 
the campus will often be deserted. 

Why would it not be a good idea to have a 
letter-box put up somewhere on the campus? It 



would surely not cost much to have the mail col- 
lected and sent to the station three or four times a 
day. It would be the saving of many a weary 
midnight walk and noonday stroll. 

There is at present in the Walker Art Building 
an interesting relic of the late Spanish war. A friend 
of the college recently secured three six-inch shells 
used in the battle off Santiago by the battleship 
Oregon. These are now on exhibition. 

Dr. Samuel W. Dyke, secretary of the League 
for the Protection of the Family, spoke before the 
Senior class in psychology and the Junior class in 
political economy, assembled in the chemistry 
lecture room last week. Dr. Dyke is a prominent 
authority in ethical and economic questions. 

Owing to the changes in Winthrop the Y. M. C. A. 
is now holding its meetings in Massachusetts Hall, 
in the lecture room. The remodelling of Winthrop 
was also the cause of another inconvenience to the 
students, namely, the delay in opening the reading- 
room. For over two weeks not a paper was fur- 
nished by the college. 

Arthur P. Fairfield, formerly a member of '99, 
but now a cadet in the United States Naval Acad- 
emy, spent a few days with friends in college this 
week. Mr. Fairfield served on the cruiser Columbia 
during the Spanish war. His many friends in col- 
lege wish him the best of success and a lion's share 
of the happiness of the world. 

The fraternities are represented upon the 1900 
Bugle as follows: A A $, James P. Webber, Bath; 
i T, Joseph P. Bell, Lawrence, Mass.; A K E, Percy 
A. Babb, North Bridgton; Z i-, Mr. Pottle ; 6 A X, 
Henry A. Shorey, Bridgton; ay, Islay F. McCor- 
mick, Boothbay Harbor; K 2, Clifford S. Brag- 
don, Cumberland Mills; Non-Fraternity, Albro L. 
Burnell. 

The following are the oflicers of the Freshman 
Class: President, Harold F. Eastman of Wood- 
fords; Secretary and Treasurer, Philip H. Cobb of 
Portland; Manager of Base-Ball Team, Harvey 
Gibson of North Conway; Captain of Base-Ball 
Team, Fred Stanwood of Brookline; Manager of 
Foot-Ball Team, Blaine S. Viles of 'Skowhegan; 
Captain of Class Foot-Ball Team, G. Roland Walker 
of Portland ; Juryman, George Blair Kenniston, 
Boothbay Harbor. 

President Hyde on Sunday afternoon, September 
18th, gave a talk on the ideal college graduate— 
the man who lives an honorable life and yet retains 
his affection and respect for his college. The 



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President brought out strongly the two classes, one 
made up of those who are alumni and nothing 
more; the other whose ranks number those who 
have all their talents brought out by their Alma 
Mater, yet lose all interest in her. 

The Bowdoin Golf Club was recently started by 
some of the students and the following officers 
elected : President, Berry, 1901 ; Treasurer, Dana, 
'99; Secretary, Sills, 1901. The membership com- 
mittee is made up of Berry, 1901, Sturgis, '99, and 
Marston, '99. Students desiring to join the club 
should hand in their names to any member of that 
committee. A field opposite the stand-pipe, about 
a mile from the college, has been secured and work 
has been finished on the links. Although under 
control of college students, the club is open to 
residents of Brunswick and Topsham. 



Class of 


1902. 






Home. 


EOOM. 


Anthoine, Edward Swazey 


Portland. 


21 M. H. 


Appleton, John 


Bangor. 


. 8A.H. 


Barker, Ben 


Portland. 


7 W. H. 


Barker, Nat Baily Twycross Cedar Grove. Main 


Benson, Robert Sanford. 


Snow's Falls. 




9 Cumberland 


Blake, Thomas Herbert 


Bangor. 


2M. H. 


Bodwell, Ralph Porter 


Brunswick. 




Carter, Edward Edgecombe 


Bath. 


72 Federal 


Cobb, Philip Howard 


Portland. 


3 A. H. 


Cousens, Lyman Abbott 


Portland. 


21 M. H. 


Dole, Richard Bryant 


Portland. 


17 W. H. 


Dorman, Fred Henry 


Auburn. 


9M. H. 


Eastman, Harold Benjamin 


Woodfords. 


Everett St. 


Emery, Barton Comstock 


Saco. 


1 W. H. 


Files, Ernest Woodbury 


W. Gorham 


76 Federal 


Flye, William Larrabee 


Sheepscot. 


18 W. H. 


Fogg, George Edwin 


Portland. 


21 W. H. 


Folsom, Ernest Bertrand 


Stroudwate 


■. 



Furbish, John Arthur 

Giles, Erwin Garfield 
Gibson, Harvey Dow 
Gray, Lee Thomas 
Grinnell, Herbert Leroy, Jr. 
Haley, Eben Ricker 
Hamblet, George Clifford 
Hamilton, Benjamin Pierce 
Hamilton, James Oliver 
Hayden, B. Frank 
Hayes, Edmund 
Higgins, John Warren 



76 Federal 
Brunswick. 

10 Cumberland 
E. Brownfleld. 18 A. H. 
N. Conway. 21 A. H. 
Lubec. 32 M. H. 

Bath. 72 Federal 

Gardiner. 23 M. H. 
Woodfords. 24 A. H. 
Waterboro. 118 School 
Waterboro. 118 School 
Pleasantdale. Spring 
Farmington. Main 

Starks. 15 M. H. 



Hoyt, Frank Edward 
Hunt, Charles Henry 
Hunt, Harold J. 
Kelley, Eugene Robert 
Kelley, Benjamin Edward 
Kenniston, George Blair 

McCann, Harrison K. 
McGouldrick, Frank Eugene 
Merrill, Perez Benjamin 

Noyes, Sidney Webb 
Preston, Clifford Hamilton 
Rodick, Andrew Stroud 
Rolfe, Charles Edgar, 2d 
Sexton, Howard 
Sinkinson, John Hudson 
Stanwood, Frederick Arthur 

Stockman, Arthur Harris 
Stone, Ralph Bushnell 

Swett, Harry Gordon 
Viles, Blaine Spooner 
Wakefield, Ralph Waldo 
Walker, George Roland 
Watson, William L. 
Webb, Harold R. 
Wing, William Ellery 
Wood, Harry Oscar 



W. Gorham. 30 W. H. 
Portland. 24 W. H. 
Bangor. 8 W. H. 

Island Falls. 22 M. H. 
Boothbay. 28 M. H. 
Boothbay Harbor. 

25 W. H. 
Westbrook. 
Cherryfield. 
Littleton, Mass. 

7 Potter St. 
Portland. 25 W. H. 
Farmington. Main St. 
Bar Harbor. 24 A. H. 
Unity. 16 W. H. 

Billerica,Mass. 7W.H. 
Portland. 17 M. H. 
Wellesley, Mass. 

16 W. H. 
Saco. 6 M. H. 

Otter River, Mass. 

Mr. Hugh's 
Bath. Federal St. 

Skowhegan. 11 A. H. 
Steuben. 

Portland. 3 A. H. 

Portland. 14 A. H. 

Brunswick. 10 Lincoln 
North Anson. 15M. H. 
Gardiner. Mr. Mallet's 



Once more the Whittier Athletic Field resounds 
with the signals and trembles under the scrimmages 
of foot-ball. Good work has prevailed since the 
opening of college, under the efficient coaches pro- 
vided by Manager Lancey. Coach Richards, of 
Yale, '95, is to stay the remainder of the season, 
and continue the same style of play taught by 
Yale's pupil and Dartmouth's crack fullback, 
"Indian" MacAndrews, until a week ago, when he 
left for other duties. 

One dares not guess at the 'varsity so early in 
the season, but a large number of determined men 
are at work fighting for places, and to give them as 
a squad is all that is possible until after Saturday's 
game with Campello : 

Jennings. Clark, W. 

Bodwell. Clark, A. 

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Albe. Gregson. 

Veazie. Merrill. 

Hadlock. Hill. 

Giles. Wignott. 

Hunt. Kaharl. 

Chapman. Belattie. 

L. Cleaves. Eastman. 

Weutworth. Sweat. 

Palmer. Corliss. 

Bean. Webb. 

Walker. Foster. 
Willard. 

Bowdoin will play its first game with Campello 
Athletic Association, October 1st. The schedule 
for the season is : 

Wednesday, October 5, Harvard at Cambridge 

Saturday, October 8, 

New Hampshire College at Brunswick 
Wednesday, October 12, 

University of Maine at Brunswick 
Saturday, October 15, Dartmouth at Hanover 

Wednesday, October 19, Colby at Brunswick 

Saturday, October 22, Tufts at Brunswick 

Saturday, October 29, Bates at Lewiston 

Wednesday, November 2, Exeter at Exeter 

Saturday, November 5, Tufts at College Hill 

Saturday, November 12, Colby at Waterville 

Wednesday, November 16, Wesleyan at Middletown 

SOPHOMORE-FRESHMAN BASE-BALL GAME. 
The ball game is the one really serious event in 
Sophomore-Freshman sports. This year the score 
was not indicative of a very close game. Several 
good men in the Freshman Class were brought to 
light. One or two of the Sophomores showed that 
they could play good ball. The Freshman pitcher, 
Kelley, should receive special mention. He showed 
that with proper coaching and more auspicious 
circumstances he was a man for the college to look 
to in the future. Parker, 1901, showed that he was 
a man who ought to have been playing last year, 
and must be out next spriug. White pitched a very 
good game. He kept the hits scattered. Umpires, 
Greenlaw, '99, Albert Clark, 1900. Score : 
1902. 

AB R EH TB PO A E 

Watson, 3b 4 2 2 2 1 2 

Gibson, rf 5 2 1 1 1 

Folsom, ss 7 1 3 3 1 

Stanwood, cf 6 2 1 1 1 

Hoyt, c i 3 1 1 15 1 1 

Kelley, p 5 1 1 2 1 S 

Kenniston, 2b 6 3 4 4 2 1 

Viles, H 6 1 ] 2 2 

Higgins, lb 6 1 3 4 4 1 1 

Totals 49 16 17 20 24 8 8 



1901. 

AB R BH TB PO A K 

Flint, c 5 4 2 2 1 1 

Tyler, 2b 6 5 6 7 4 1 1 

Cioudman, .3b 3 3 1 1 4 1 

Goddard, lb 5 2 2 2 3 5 2 

White, p 5 1 1 1 3 1 1 

Parker, r£ (i 3 2 4 5 1 1 

Corliss, cf 5 3 2 2 3 

Palmer, If 6 1 1 1 

Totals . . .~ . . 47 23 17 20 23* 8 8 

SCORE BY INNINGS. 

12345678 

1901 0143525 3—23 

1902 4112510 2—16 

Two-base hits — Tyler, Kelley, Viles, Higgins. Three- 
base hit — Parker. Sacrifice hit — Viles. Stolen bases — 
Sophomores 20, Freshmen 5. Base on balls— by White 7, 
by Kelley 4. Hit by pitched ball— Cioudman, Watson. 
Struck out— by White 1, by Kelley 11. Passed balls — 
Flint 3, Hoyt 6. Wild pitches -Kelley 2. *Watson hit by 
batted ball. 



The first meeting of the term was held on 
Thursday, September 15th, in Professor Chapman's 
room, Massachusetts Hall. Bragdon, 1900, was the 
leader, and the subject was "Beginnings." The 
leader and the various members who spoke gave 
expression to many fine thoughts, and the meeting 
was an exceedingly helpful one. If the spirit of 
energy which pervaded the utterances of all the 
speakers is an earnest of what is to come forth this 
year, we may look for a prosperous future for the 
organization. 

Because of the remodeling of Winthrop Hall and 
the appropriation of the old room for new purposes, 
the Y. M. C. A. will hold its meetings for the present 
in Professor Chapman's room. Here the organiza- 
tion hopes to meet the Freshmen and all members 
of the college who profess and call themselves 
Christians in common worship of the one true God. 
Remember the words of St. Paul when he said, 
"I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies 
of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacri- 
fice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your 
reasonable service." 

On Sunday, September 18th, President Hyde 
addressed the members on a continuation of his 
subject for chapel service for the same afternoon. 
He said that there were two kinds of sons of God. 
One type says to God, " I go," and goes not, and 
the other type says " I go," and does go. 

"Our college," said the President, "contains 
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After referring to the many failures and discour- 
agements of the past, the President said that the 
good Christian should have character, good-fellow- 
ship, and the best type of manhood in our midst. 
He said, living or not living a Christian made all 
the difference from going out from college without 
strength except from the habits one acquires from 
his neighbors, without a conscience and without a 
God to turn to in the hour of trial and woe, to going 
out in possession of untold strength, manhood of 
the highest degree, and a dependence on God that 
brings independence of man. 

The President continued, that if a man from any 
of the thirteen classes that he had seen graduate 
from college, went to pieces, it was not unexpected 
by him, and that such men were sent out in fear 
and trembling. On the other hand, they always 
had confidence in men who had led manly lives in 
college. 

He closed by regretting that the Harvard system 
of having the chapel preacher devote two hours a 
day to answering questions of the students on relig- 
ious subjects could not be in vogue here, but he 
offered his services to any and all of the students 
who had such doubts, as did likewise the other 
members of the Faculty, and hoped the students 
would avail themselves of the privilege. 

During the course of his remarks the President 
announced that a room would be given the Y. M. 
C. A. for its own when the new Library was built, 
and tendered the use of the present meeting place 
till such a time. 

The meeting Thursday, September 22d, was 
another helpful and beneficial one to those present. 
The leader. West, opened the meeting with some 
excellent words on the text of the subject, "Choose 
ye this day whom ye will serve." He was followed 
by some eight others of those present, all of whom 
gave expression to fine thoughts. 

The aunual reception to the Freshmen, which 
was to have been held the 22d, will be held the 29th, 
on account of the enforced absence of many of the 
Faculty on the first-named night. Invitations will 
be issued this week. 

The hand-book has appeared, and as usual is up 
to date. Copies may be procured by those not 
having as yet received one, of either the president 
or members of the publishing committee. 



The annual cost of maintaining a modern battle- 
ship is over three times the total annual expense of 
an institution such as Johns Hopkins University. 

— Ex. 




'63 —The Massachusetts 
judiciaiy will continue in 
tht high esteem everywhere accorded 
It so long as such men as Charles U. 
Bell are appointed to the bench. Mr. Bell, 
who comes of a distinguished New Hamp- 
shire family, though for many years a resident of 
Massachusetts, has for more than a year past been 
serving, by reason of his eminent familiarity with 
the law, upon the commission for the revision of 
the Massachusetts statutes. One of the judges 
of the Superior Court said, upon learning of 
his appointment, that he had three qualifications 
which were mainly essential in a good judge — 
honesty, knowledge of the law, and patience. He 
has for years adorned the best and highest tradi- 
tions of the office of deacon in Trinity Church 
of Lawrence. As a member of the ecclesiastical 
council called by the First Church, Lowell, in 1896, 
his counsel was of no little effect in bringing about 
the unanimous findings of that body. Judge Bell 
takes his seat upon the Superior bench at the close 
of this month. 

M. '64.— John Albert Larrabee, who during 1863 
held the position of Acting Assistant Surgeon, 
U. S. A., and later became president of Hospital 
College of Medicine, Louisville, Ky., died during 
the second week of June last. 

H. '65.— William Howard Fessenden, the second 
son of William Pitt Fessenden, died in Riverside, 
Cal., on September 21st, aged 63 years. He was 
born in Portland, May 5, 1835, was educated at the 
Portland Academy and Bowdoin College, and was 
graduated at the Harvard Law School in 1860. 
His health becoming delicate he left college and 
made a voyage around the world in sailing vessels. 
He practiced law in Portland for some years and 
afterwards acquired the Portland Machine Works, 
which he conducted till 1879. In 1880 he removed 
to California, and settled at Riverside. He married 
Jennie Mellen of Portland, and had five children, of 
whom three sons and his widow survive him. 

' '69.- Dr. George Melville Frost of Peabody, 
Mass., died June 20th of cancer. He was born in 
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Academy, and graduated from the Medical School 
in 1869. 

74. — Among the favorable comments on Henry 
Johnson's poetry we find in the Pall Mall Magazine 
for August under the heading, " Recent American 
Verse," a picture of Professor Johnson and a copy 
of his sonnet, "Half Life," from his book of verse, 
"Where Beauty Is." 

77. — Lieutenant Peary has been awarded the 
gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society 
(London), as a special distinction for his achieve- 
ments in the world of science during the last twelve 
years. 

'89. — John Murry Phelan was united in marriage 
with Miss Helen Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. John H. Dunklee, at the First Congregational 
Church, West Brattleboro, Vt., on Thursday, Sep- 
tember 1st. Mr. and Mrs. Phelan will reside in 
New York, where Mr. Phelan is associated with the 
actuarial department of the Mutual Life Insurance 
Company. 

Ex-'89.— Erastus Manson, formerly of Oakland, 
died Sunday, September 11th, at Embden Pond, 
whither he had gone for the benefit of his health, 
after a long illness from consumption. Mr. Manson 
had been well known in Lewiston and Auburn for 
several years. Soon after his marriage he removed 
with his wife to Duluth, Minn., where he was 
engaged in newspaper work. He returned East a 
few years ago and accepted a position in the busi- 
ness department of the Manchester Mirror. He 
remained there until the purchase of the Lewiston 
Sun by Isaac N. Cos, when he accompanied Mr. 
Cox to Lewiston to assume the business manage- 
ment of the Sun. He was later on the staff of the 
Lewiston Journal. Mr. Manson was a Bowdoin 
non-graduate in '89, and a member of A K E. About 
a year ago he was taken sick with a lung trouble, 
which developed into consumption, and at times 
was a great sufferer. Mr. Manson was a man of 
marked ability and was most successful in his chosen 
life-work. He is survived by a wife, the daughter 
of Fesseuden I. Day of Lewiston, one child, one 
brother, and several other relatives. The remains 
were taken to Lewiston for burial, the funeral serv- 
ices being held from his late home, Wednesday. 
The deceased was about 33 years of age. 

'90.— Owing to sudden orders received on June 
27th by Assistant Surgeon George Franklin Free- 
man, who had been appointed to the navy after 
practical experience in the Boston hospitals, to go 
from the frigate Wabash to Key West, the arrange- 
ments for his early marriage with Miss Henriette 



Carrington, the eldest daughter of General Car- 
rington of Hyde Park, Mass., were somewhat hast- 
ened, and on the evening of the 27th the ceremony 
was performed at the residence of the bride's father 
by Rev. Dr. Hoyt of the First Congregational 
Church. The national flag, the Union Jack, and 
flowers were the decorations. The bride accom- 
panied her husband on his journey as far as New 
York. Surgeon Freeman while at Bowdoin took 
leading honors. He is an accomplished athlete in 
foot-ball, teimis, and other sports, and an enthu- 
siast in his profession, and had already started in 
Boston practice with marked success. Among the 
several hundred applicants for the position, he led 
the list, and his many years of close study were 
deservedly rewarded by his selection for duty. 

'91. — H. H. Noyes accepted during the summer 
a call to New Gloucester, to begin September 1st. 

'91.— Corporal Walter W. Poore of Company F, 
who died recently, was born in Sebago, March 20, 
1867. He passed his boyhood on his father's farm 
and in school, graduating from Bridgton Academy 
in 1887. He then entered Bowdoin College, where 
he was graduated in the Class of 1891. While in 
college and after graduation he taught various 
schools, going to Anson Academy from Hampden 
Academy. From 1894 to the close of the school 
year last spring he was principal of Anson Academy, 
four classes having graduated during this time. 
Immediately after the academy commencement he 
enlisted as a soldier in the Spanish war, being the 
only volunteer from the town of Anson. He was 
appointed corporal of Company F, first regiment 
Maine volunteers. He had military ambition, and 
if his life had been spared and the war had con- 
tinued, he doubtless would have distinguished him- 
self and would have attained high official rank. He 
was physically, intellectually, and morally a strong 
man. He was a fine scholar, especially in mathe- 
matics. He was kind-hearted and sympathetic, 
and inspired his numerous friends with trust in his 
honor and his sincerity. His pupils loved him, and 
they advanced pleasantly along the paths of learn- 
ing under his competent guidance. His enlistment 
was the cause of general regret. He enlisted from 
purely patriotic motives, leaving a salary of $1,000 
to go to the front. He leaves a widow. 

'92. — Professor Emery has a long article on "The 
Results of the German Exchange Act of 1896" in 
the Political Science Quarterly for June. 

Ex-'93. — Lieutenant Lucian Stacy, Company F, 
20th infantry, U. S. A., died of malarial fever Sun- 
day night, September 4th, at the residence of his 



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brother, Dr. Clinton Stacy, in Gorham. Lieutenant 
Stacy was 28 years old. He left Bowdoin in his 
junior year to enter West Point, where he was 
graduated in 1896. At college he was respected 
and loved by both his instructors and classmates, 
and was considered a young man of promise and 
worth. He served through the entire Santiago 
campaign and returned on the Yale, arriving in 
Gorham on August 30th. During the delirium of 
fever he seemed to live again the Santiago cam- 
paign. His mind was constantly on his duty, reflect- 
ing the service in which he was engaged. The kind 
words which be used in addressing the men under 
his command, in his hours of delirium, made evident 
that the soldiers had lost what they most need, one 
of those forbearing and efficient officers, who are 
thoughtful of their welfare above their own. Lieut. 
Stacy leaves a father and mother, living at Kezar 
Falls, where the funeral was held September 6th. 

'95. — John S. French has been appointed to the 
chair of mathematics at Jacob Tome Institute, Port 
Deposit, Md. 

'95. — Fred Ossian Small was married on July 
]2th to Miss Margaret F. Knowles of Lubec, Me., 
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eliab W. Chandler of 
Wollaston Heights, Quincy, Mass. Miss Knowles 
was a graduate of Bates in the Class of 1897. 

'96. — Robert Newbegin received the degree of 
LL.B. from Boston University in June. 

'97.— C. S. Sewall has been elected to fill the 
vacancy in the Wiscasset High School caused by 
the resignation of E. P. Munsey, '91. 

'98. — William E. Preble has received the appoint- 
ment of instructor in commercial arithmetic at Bur- 
dett Commercial College. 

'98. — C. C. Smith is principal of Limington 
Academy. 

'98.— D. L. Wormwood is principal of the Machias 
High School. 



There will be quite a good-sized colony of Bow- 
doin men in the Harvard Law School this winter. 
Among them are Fairbanks, '95, Eastman, '96, 
Baxter, '98, Young, '98, Dana, '98, and White, '98. 



At Princeton the incoming class is the largest 
in the history of the university. The largest 
school delegation is from Lawrenceville, which 
sends forty men. Newark Academy, Shadyside, 
and Hill School, each send between ten and twenty, 
while St. Paul's, Andover, Pingry, send between 
five and ten. Nearly every state in the Union is 
represented. The entire number in the class is 320. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of Theta of a K e, > 
September 23, 1898. I 
Whereas, We have learned with profound sorrow 
of the death of Erasmus Manson of the Class of 
1889, 

Mesolved, That in his death we mourn the loss of 
a true and loyal member of our fraternity, and that 
we unite in extending to the afflicted family of the 
deceased our warmest sympathy. 

Resolved, That these resolutions be entered in 
the records of the Chapter and be inserted in the 
Bowdoin Orient. 

Clifton A. Towle, 
Arthur H. Nason, 
Percy A. Babb, 

Committee for the Chapter. 




Dartmouth is agitating a two term college course. 

Chicago University offers $1,300 in prizes for 
debate to students yearly. 

Last spring at the entrance examinations at Yale 
there were 1,.119 applicants, against 1,115 a year 
ago. In the academic department there were 723 
applicants this year, against 701 a year ago. In the 
scientific department there were 396, against 414 
last year. As last year's class was far below its 
predecessor in numbers, the slender increase this 
year is regarded as very unsatisfactory. 

Women editors by the scores 

Do now our country bless; 
But every man knew long ago 

That women loved the press. — Ex. 

The Princeton Club of Philadelphia has pre- 
sented to the gunboat "Princeton," a punch bowl 
and ladle and a set of Princeton mugs inscribed 
with the name of each officer of the "Princeton," 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXVIII. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 12, 1898. 



No. 7. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVKKY ALTEBNATB WEDNESDAY DURING 
THE COLLEGIATE YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Boy L. Marston, '99, Editor-in-Chief. 

Byron S. Philoon, '99, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

Frank L. Dutton, '99, Business Manager. 

Joseph W. Whitney, 1900, Assistant Business Manager. 

Drew B. Hall, '99. James P. Webber, 1900. 

Percy A. Babb, 1900. Frederick C. Lee, 1900. 

Arthur L. Griffiths, 1901. Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901. 



Per annum, in advance. 
Single Copies, 



. $2.00. 
15 Cents. 

E.xtra copies cau be obtained at the bookstores or on applica- 
tion to the Business Manager. 

liemittauces should be made to the Biisiness Managrer. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by "writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he wishes to have appended. 

Personal and news items may be mailed to Box 1071, Bruns- 
wick, Me., or dropped in the Orient box in the College Library. 



Entered at the Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXVIII., No. 7.— October 12, 1898. 

Editorial Notes 103 

BowDOiN Verse: 

Our Country 105 

CoLLEGii Tabula 105 

Athletics 109 

Debating Society 114 

Y. M. C. A 114 

Book Reviews 115 

Personal 115 




reek- 
letter fraternities initiated into their midst 
and secrets some fifty new men. The Orient 
calls them new men for a purpose. They are 
new and different than they were Friday 
morning. They have a new idea of college 
things and friends. The journey across the 
desert to the chosen land was undoubtedly 
but intentionally hard and full of .pain and 
troubles; but the Orient takes oath that 
there's not a man of the fifty who would 
say that the destination was not worth the 
journey. It is impossible to narrate the 
innumerable pleasures and advantages which 
will accrue from the step just taken by these 
men. Friendships different from all other 
friendships are made, a loyalty deeper than 
most loyalty is engendered, and a respect 
for healthy, intellectual, cultured manliness 
and manhood is compelled. 

Instead of dividing a man's love and loy- 
alty for the college, the fraternity increases 
it tenfold. It makes a man more capable of 
respecting and reverencing. The man wlio 
loves and takes unto himself a beautiful and 
good woman does not love his mother less 
or divide his mother-love. From a practical 
standpoint the Greek-letter fraternity is the 
solution offered by the American college 
student to the question how the old-world 



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methods of education are to be adapted to 
the needs of American colleges and the 
temper of the American youth. 

It was not by mere chance that these 
institutions became known as "Greek letter" 
fraternities ; it was still less so that, striving 
toward the ideal thus suggested, so much of 
success has already been achieved. The 
peculiarity of Attic culture was the attrition 
of mind with mind in personal intercourse, 
under which, without conscious effort, the 
faculties of each were drawn out — educated. 
The Greek Academia was a meeting of con- 
genial minds, each developing the others in 
the most effectual of ways ; a tourney of 
wits, each sharpening the other to a keener 
edge. The thinker was constantly recalled 
from abstract wandering, and his conclusions 
tested by the touchstone of the cultured 
instinct of those about him. As a result, his 
mental development, unlike too much of the 
pedantry of to-day, was no growth of the 
darkness, shut in from the breezes, moistened 
by damp from below, uncanny and useless. 
It was rather the flower of a plant warmed 
by the sunshine, kissed by the wind, and wet 
by the dew, joyous and vigorous. The office 
of the Greek-letter society is to add the exer- 
cises of the Academia to the training of the 
college, to supplement the culture of books 
by the culture of congenial intercourse, to 
fire the logic and learning of the lecture- 
room and library with sparks struck off white 
hot in animated debate and earnest discus- 
sion. Its mission, in short, is to ensure that 
the culture of live men by live men and for 
live men shall ever find a home among col- 
lege youths. 

The Orient is glad that the boards of 
Trustees and Overseers have voted to allow 
the Bowdoin chapters to build and own 
houses. It was absolutely necessary that the 
authorities do this if they were to escape 
being run over by the wheels of progress. 
Times have changed since they were in col- 



lege. So thoroughly has the college boards 
resigned many of what they used to consider 
their responsibilities, that the chapter estab- 
lishment must now be calculated to meet the 
wants of an association of young men, sub- 
ject to no regulations except the law of the 
land, gathered to enjoy the instruction pro- 
vided by the college, which concerns itself 
mainly to provide it. At most colleges the 
chapters are already land-owning corpora- 
tions, each with its hall, dormitories, and 
library. These corporations must continually 
increase in wealth, these halls become more 
rich with filial decoration, these cloisters 
more extended and populous, these libraries 
more complete and valuable. Each year will 
enable the prosperous chapter to be a greater 
and more beneficent factor in the life of its 
members ; and thus it will become more and 
more the object of their thoughtful generos- 
ity. It needs not the eye of a prophet to see 
that the characteristic of the American uni- 
versity will be the aggregation, not of the 
thank and peace offerings of prosperous 
Christian and anxious sinner — the cluster- 
ing colleges of Oxford and Cambridge — but 
rather of Greek temples and hearths, which 
have slowly risen by the labor of loving 
hands, each consecrated not more truly to the 
memory of those spirits that spurned their 
clay before leaving its walls than to the influ- 
ences which live on in many a noble life still 
unfinished. 



TTfHERE is one thing that the college 
■^ authorities might provide that would be 
a great convenience to the students living 
on the campus. That is to hire some one to 
carry mail to the evening trains. A mail 
box could be in the different halls at a very 
small expense, and some deserving student 
could be secured to take the mail at little 
cost. It would be a blessing to the whole 
college. The Orient respectfully recom- 
mends to the Faculty that this sort of thing 



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be considered at their early convenience. 
Let us hope that it will be favorably acted 
upon, so that Bowdoin can enjoy the same 
accommodation in this regard that is afforded 
at every college of any importance. 



TITHE Orient wishes to congratulate the 
■»■ 'varsity foot-ball team, Captain Clarke 
and Manager Lancey, upon the splendid 
work that has been done on the gridiron so 
far this season. Too much credit cannot be 
given the team for their showing against 
Harvard. The college and the alumni are 
proud of the team. They are deeply grateful 
to Dr. Richards, the coach who has wrought 
wonders and, we trust, will continue to 
improve the team. Certainly Bowdoin has 
a right to expect a victorious season. 



HfHE recent trouble between the students 
-^ and the town muckers has caused a great 
deal of pain to the alumni who had been 
through the trials of a yagger war. The 
unfortunate party is certainly the college. 
It has all of the disadvantage on its side. 
It is liable to all sorts of abuse and insult 
through the winter. The enemies have 
nearly everything on their side. They can 
attack small parties of students at any time 
and make life generally unpleasant. They 
can and will throw eggs and other things 
that have seen better days. They are almost 
entirely freed from the danger of interference 
from the police. Whereas Bowdoin can only 
hope to catch a crowd of them, a thing very 
improbable, take the chance of punishing 
them with the certainty that the police will 
arrest every college man on the slightest 
provocation. Sheriff Despeaux has openly 
declared that he hoped the yaggers would 
persist and succeed in the dastardly work 
which they have begun. Circumstances as 
they are, it seems best that the students 
should do their best to submit to the indig- 
nities until the whole matter dies out. If 



you see the man who threw an egg at you, 
and can catch him, the Orient advises that 
you lick him first and count one hundred 
afterwards. 



Sowdoirp ^ep§e. 

Our Country. 

Our fathers brought this country forth, 
A nation pledged to freedom's fight ; 

And where there may be aught oppressed 
There may we battle for the right. 

Go OD, Nation, to your end 
May you your destined course pursue; 

And never take a backward step, 
But always to the right be true. 

O'er Cuba's land your flag unfold, 

And liberty for her secure ; 
Remove all despots from her shore, 

And give to her your freedom pure. 

So may you ever, fair and just, 
Fight a good fight for righteous laws; 

Lift up the fallen, help the weak. 
Still working in sweet Freedom's cause. 

— Z., 1901. 




The most unfortunate 
incident that has befallen the 
college for a long time was the renewal 
of the yagger warfare last Saturday 
night. The story of the trouble is 
very long, in fact, it really begins last 
term, and increases in extent and unpleasantness 
steadily until it reaches the climax. In brief it 
is this, beginning with the open hostilities : a party 
from one of the secret fraternities was instituting 
a mild sort of horse play on two of their candidates 
by making them offer cigarettes to three or four 
yaggers who were passing. The yaggers got 
together a crowd and rushed the six college men. 



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From the rush a scrap arose. Blindfolds were 
pulled from the Freshraen's eyes by their friends 
and they too participated iu the fight. There were 
about twenty-five yaggers to the sis students, who 
were getting much the worst of it when reinforce- 
ments came to the lone six. Immediately the crowd 
of yaggers took to their heels, vowing all sorts of 
vengeance. All Friday night the muckers held up 
students who were in pairs or parties of five or six 
and subjected them to grave indignities, such as 
pushing them off into the mud, slapping their faces, 
and throwing different sorts of missiles. The next 
night, when the students went down to the post- 
offlce, the insults were repeated and rotten eggs 
were added to the repertoire of the yaggers, who 
boasted of the crowd that was coming up to the 
campus to sweep the place clean. A. student's 
clothes and person were not safe on Maine Street. 
Two dozen fellows were hit in the head or body 
with bad eggs. Coats and hats were ruined. 

At about 9 o'clock a gang of forty or fifty of 
mill-hands, cheap French loafers and hangers-on, 
came up to the campus, yelling and insulting every 
one who came along. Two or three students who 
had been rotten-egged, ran around the ends and 
called out twenty-five or thirty fellows to go over 
by the church and drive them away. By the time 
that the college crowd had arrived at the campus 
gate the yaggers had retreated down town. Every 
one then thought that the trouble was over and 
returned to their rooms, only to be called out again 
in an hour. By this time the college was thoroughly 
stirred up. They followed the second yagger army 
down town, all the while being pelted with eggs 
from iu front and behiod. 

When the college parly reached Post-office 
Square the gallant high sheriff of Cumberland 
drove it from the sidewalks. Constable Coombs 
arrested one student and put him in the lock-up. 
After more or less parley the college party withdrew 
to the other side of the street, awaiting an onslaught 
from the yagger army, which by this time numbered 
fully 200. The solid square of students had a 
peace-making influence, however, and no attack 
was made, save for a few stray hen products. After 
the return of the students to the campus attempts 
were made to see the prisoner, but the great I Me 
of Cumberland would suffer no justice to be 
mingled with his degrees. Assistance was found, 
however, in the persons of the judge of the munic- 
ipal court and the first selectman of Brunswick, 
who took the case iu hand and allowed the prisoner 
to depart in bonds, to reappear for trial Monday. 



The sheriff, bethinking himself of votes cast 
and to be cast, was not content that his worthy 
friends from French-town should be deprived of a 
fittiug climax to his little comedy-drama, therefore 
he gave the panorama another turn and shouted to 
the three Bowdoin men leaving the city building: 
" I hope our boys will lick the tar out of you and 
smother you with eggs." There was great applause, 
and Nero bowed in grateful acknowledgment. 
The chief executive officer in the oldest and richest 
county iu Maine wended his triumphant way 
through his worshiping retainers. Three Bowdoin 
men were pushed into the street and egged on the 
way to their rooms. So endeth the first chapter, 
and let us hope the last. 

The Quill will appear soon. Watch out for it! 

Among the '98 men back for initiation were A. 
L. Hunt, D. R. Pennell, McKown, and 0. D. Smith. 

The base-ball team recently "had its picture 
took" at Webber's. 

Topsham Fair is in full sway. The ball came 
off Thursday evening. 

Appleton, 1902, who has been ill for a week, has 
returned to his studies. 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity had its 
initiation banquet at Conant's. 

It is rumored that the Class of 1902 will soon 
be the best class in the college! 

A number of men went down to see the Geisha 
at Portland last Saturday night. 

Snow, 1901, was called home Sunday, September 
30th, by the illness of his father. 

Briggs, '99, was in attendance at the Maine 
Music Festival at Bangor, last week. 

The " nice-new-sweet-cider-20-cents-a-gallon ' 
man has put in his appearance. May he prosper ! 

The chapel attendance was rather light the 
morning after initiations. There were twenty-three 
men present. 

The Freshman Class seems to be gradually pick- 
ing up a little courage. Wake up. Fresh, and scrap 
once in a while! 

Professor Robinson recently attended a meeting 
of the American Public Health Association held at 
Ottawa, Ontario. 

Dr. A. W. Anthony, of the Cobb Divinity School 
in Lewiston, addressed the student-body at the 
Sunday afternoon chapel exercises this week. A 
double quartette, led by Leavitt, sang unusually 
well. 



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107 



The Brunswick shop-keepers who threw eggs 
on last Saturday night may notice a decrease in 
their trade from Bowdoiu. 

Despeaux rivals Barnabee in the character of 
the Sheriff of Nottingham. We predict that he 
may have a similar ending. 

It is pleasant to note that the better class of 
Brunswick's people are not enrolled against the 
college in the yagger trouble. 

One of the late Saturday Evening Posts, 
published in Philadelphia, contained a review of 
President Hyde's " College Letters." 

Many of the students and several members of 
the Faculty attended the Maine Music Festival 
held in Portland, October ]0, 11, and 12. 

The first set of themes were due September 26th ; 
the second, on October 1.5th. The subjects are: 
Juniors. 

1. The Future ot China. 

2. Cause of Roosevelt's Popularity. 

3. Golf. Its History and How It is Played. 

i. The Legend of the Holy Grail in Literature. 
Sophomores. 

1. Should the United States Annex Cuha ? 

2. An Hour in the Art Building. 

3. Lamb's Essays of Elia. 

Jack Knowlton, '95, was umpire, Hile Fairbanks, 
'95, was time-keeper, and George F. Stetson, '98, 
was one of the linesmen at the Harvard-Bowdoin 
game. 

Siiikinson, '99, has returned to college after 
having spent the summer abroad. While in England 
he visited relatives whom he had not seen for many 
years. 

Strout, 1900, and Webber, special, went on a 
hunting expedition into the wilds of Gardiner last 
week. Strout shot a cat and a hen, Webber got a 
robin. 

The Senior Whist Club seems to have started 
well, for the announcement of games won and games 
lost, posted on the bulletin-board, is read with 
much interest. 

The Deutscher Verein held its first meeting of 
this term last Wednesday evening at Professor 
Files's house. Wignott was elected Vorsitzender 
and Schriftwart. 

The following men are the regular correspond- 
ents of these papers: Kennebec Journal, Cony 
Sturgis, '99; Lewiston Journal, R. L. Marston, '99; 
Bangor Whig and Courier, Bellatty ; Netv York 
Evening Post, Sills, 1901 ; Portland Press, Cobb, 
1902 ; Portland Courier, J. D. Sinkinson. 



Professor Alpheus G. Packard of Brown Uni- 
versity, has presented a complete set of Garden a/nd 
Forest, one of the leading horticultural periodicals, 
to the library. 

Sinkinson, '99, who has been travelling in Europe 
this summer, returned to Bowdoin Friday last. 
He reports a very pleasant sojourn. 

The Freshman team will play the world- 
renowned and great Squeeges on Saturday. An 
ambulance and the Faculty of the Medical School 
will be in attendance. 

Sheriff Despeaux cannot remove the splendor 
of his sonorous presence from Brunswick to Port- 
land any too quick to please the respectable people 
of this town and college. 

There were probably more mothers of Bowdoin 
students on the campus during the Federation 
meetings than at any time in Bowdoin history, 
except of course at Commencement. 

Very favorable comments have been made upon 
Professor Henry Crosby Emery's article, "The 
Results of the German Exchange Act of 1896," in 
the Political Science Quarterly for June. 

There are several young hoodlums in Brunswick 
upon whom a coat of tar and feathers would not 
fit amiss. Perhaps a checkered apron and a shingle 
would be more to their deserts, however. 

The Kipling edition recently published for the 
library has proved very popular, and at no time is 
it easy to procure one of the volumes. The illus- 
trations were drawn by the author's father. 

Mike Madden is in a dilemma. He doesn't know 
whether to side with theyaggers or with the college; 
at present he is neutral — not altogether unpleasant. 
He will be true blue, however, when Bowdoin goes 
up to Bates. 

There is quite a Bath contingent to the Bowdoin 
Golf Club. Nearly every afternoon a party from 
the shipping city come up on the electrics to play 
on the Bowdoin links. A nominal charge of ten 
cents a round is made for all who do not belong to 
the club. 

The duties of the Jury have been very light this 
fall. Let every one see to it that they remain so. 
The whole college honors the Sophomores for the 
way they have conducted themselves. The good 
name of Bowdoin is in the hands of 1901 — let them 
keep it clean and honorable. 

Tuesday was Bowdoin Day at the Maine Music 
Festival in Portland. Reduced rates were given to 
Bowdoin students on the Maine Central and at the 



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Festival. There was a large party of Professors 
and students who took advantage of tlie offer. 

At a poorly attended, but interesting meeting of 
the George Evans Debating Society, held on Tues- 
day, October 4th, the late war was the topic 
discussed. Nasou, '99, spoke of the results of the 
contest in an original manner, his address showing 
thought and study. 

Score of the Senior Whist Tournament: 



2d Set. 



Finals. 



' Came , 
Moulton ■ 



; Rollins 
I White 



I Adams , 
I Kelley 



j Llbby g^_„ 
i Topllfe '^ -^ 



' Came c 
Moulton " 



{S 25-19 



[ Came 
Moulton 
! 25-21 



1st Set. 
1 Came 
( Moulton 
( Neagle 
i Dana 
) Smith 
I Randall 
f Rollins 
1 White 
I Kelley 
\ Adams 
( Greenlaw 
I Cleaves, L. L 
1 Merrill 
I Cleaves, Gov. 
i Topliff 
j Libbey, W. T, 

A large bon-fire, singing, and cheering, showed 
the feelings of Bowdoin's students on bearing of 
the fine work of the foot-ball team against Har- 
vard. Jilost unfortunately it was not generally 
known that the players were to return on the mid- 
night, hence the lack of cheering at the station. 

Well, well, what did Williams do to Harvard! 
What did Dartmouth do to Harvard ! What did 
little Bowdoin do to Harvard! " Way down East" 
will have a new meaning in Cambridge after this. 
Princeton, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, and 
Cornell are the only colleges except Bowdoin that 
ever scored against the crimson. 

There was great consternation at the result of 
the Bates-Maine State game in Orono, last Saturday. 
The score of 36 to sounds like the old days when 
Bowdoin beat the Maine colleges 60 to 0. It seems 
that the real contest must lie between Bowdoin and 
Bates this year. Bates will be a tough customer 
for Bowdoin to handle. But wait and see! 

The Maine Federation of Women's Clubs invaded 
Brunswick September 29, 30, and October 1. The 
president of the Federation was Mrs. Frank Briggs 
of Auburn, who has been the charming chaperone 
of many a party of charming young ladies from 
Lewiston and Auburn, to Bowdoin festivities. Under 
her presiding the meetings could not have been 
other than the success that they were. 

The Orient can imagine the enthusiastic and 
heart-felt welcome that Portland will give to the 



new sheriff of Cumberland County. He will be in 
a class by himself, as he has been in Brunswick. 
The Portland Club in Bowdoin will introduce him 
to the four hundred of the Forest City. He was 
always the Ward McAllister of the Topsham Fair 
Ball. We predict his will be a howling social suc- 
cess — howling at any rate. 

The reading-room was opened again on Monday, 
the third. The room has been entirely renovated, 
and new reading-desks put in. Steam heat has also 
been added. Now that the room is in such good 
order it behooves those who use it to be careful of 
disfiguring the desks. Furthermore the silly habit, 
which got to be such a nuisance last year, of cutting 
from the magazines either pictures or interesting 
articles, should be stopped. If you want a paper 
or anything in it, pay three cents for it; but do not 
destroy it. 

At a very enthusiastic meeting of the Foot-Ball 
Association, held Friday morning, over forty men 
pledged themselves to come out every afternoon to 
give the 'varsity practice. Greenlaw and Libby 
were elected leaders of cheering. A committee to 
arrange a new Bowdoin yell was made up of White, 
Dana, and Greenlaw. Another committee was 
elected to write songs to be sung at the foot-ball 
games this fall, and was composed of Marston, 
Dana, Nason, and L. P. Libby. It was the best 
mass-meeting that Bowdoin has had in many a day. 
The principal speakers were Dr. Richards, the 
coach. Manager Lancey, President Marston, Green- 
law, Rollins, White, Eastman (1902), Burnell. 

Friday night the different fraternities initiated 
the following candidates : 

Alpha Delta Phi. —From Freshman Class, Harold Ran- 
dall Webb, Brunswick; Ben Barker, Portland; Charles 
Edgar Rolfe, Jr., Unity; Frederick Arthur Stanwood, 
Wellesley, Mass.; Howard Walter Sexton, Billerica, 
Mass.; Edmund Hayes, Farmington; Harold Joseph 
Hunt, Bangor; Ralph Bushnell Stone, Otter River. 

Psi Upsilon. — From Freshman Class, Thomas Herbert 
Blake, Bangor; Charles Blair Kenniston, Boothbay Har- 
bor; George Edwin Fogg, Charles Henry Hunt, Sydney 
Webb Noyes, and John Hudson Sinkinson, Portland. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon — From Freshman Class, John 
Appleton, Bangor; Ralph Porter Bodwell, Brnnsvvick; 
Philip Howard Cobb, Portland; Harold Benjamin East- 
man, Woodfords; John Arthur Furbish, Brunswick; 
Clifford Hamilton Preston, Farmington; Blaine Spooner 
Viles, Skowhegan; George Rowland Walker and William 
Leavitt Watson, Portland. From the Sophomore Class, 
Harry Eaton Walker, Ellsworth. 

Zeta Psi.— From Freshman Class, Eben Ricker Haley, 
Gardiner; Lyman Abbott Couseus, Edward Swazey 
Anthoine, Portland; Eugene Robert Kelley, Island Palls; 
Lee Thomas Gray, Lubec; Charles Edgar Bellatty, special, 



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Ellsworth. From Junior Class, Pliilip Lowell Potter, Lis- 
bon. From the Sophomore Class, Henry Augustus Mar- 
telle, Richmond. 

ThetaDelta Chi. —Harvey DowGibson, North Conway; 
Harrison K. McCanii, Westbrook; Andrew Stroud Eodick, 
Cherryfield; George Clifford Hamblet, Woodfords; Ed- 
ward Edgecombe Carter, Bath; Perez B. Merrill, Little- 
ton, Mass.; Erwin Garfield Giles, East Brownfield. 

Delta Upsilon.— Fred Henry Dorman, Auburn; B. 
Frank Hayden, Pleasantdale; Barton Comstock Emery, 
Arthur Harris Stockman, Saco; William Ellery Wing, 
North Anson. 

Kappa Sigma.— From 1902, Richard B. Dole, Port- 
land; Ernest Woodbury Files, WestGorham; Ernest Ber- 
tram Folsum, Stroudwater; William Larrabee Flye, 
Sheepscot; Benjamin Edward Kelley, Boothbay; Frank 
E. Hoyt, West Gorham. 



fime\ie&. 



Boivdoin, 28; Campello, 0. 

Bowdoiii opened the foot-ball season of '98, 
Saturday, October 1st, with au overwhelming vic- 
tory over the Campello Athletic Association, by a 
score of 28 to 0. 

The first game of the season can hardly produce 
good team-work or men iu perfect condition; but 
it can enlighten the coach as to the prospects from 
the available material of a winning team. This 
game did more than that, it convinced the student 
body that only their enthusiastic support and plenty 
of second eleven men was needed to make an envi- 
able record in foot-ball for this season. 

The game teemed with loose playing, brilliant 
runs, hard dashes, wrangles, and "time out," yet 
from this chaos the experience found Bowdoin 
strong iu individual players, especially the backs, 
while a lack of massing in the line plays and of 
compact interference around the ends was promi- 
nent in both teams. 

Clark did some excellent punting in the first 
half, Gregson bucked the lines iu a vicious manner. 
Hill and Hadlock made some phenomenal runs from 
kick-oflf, and Albee and Stockbridge dashed through 
the tackles as if there was no opposing line at all. 
Campello was prominent through their backs, Mur- 
phy at right end and Cabot at guard. 

In the first half Bowdoin played a kicking game, 
making only one touchdown, but exhausting their 
opponents. The second half the ball was a novelty 
to Campello, Bowdoin continually rushing it to the 
goal from the kick-oflf until 22 points were piled up 
before time was called. 

Campello had the kick-off, driving the ball to 



Bowdoin's 20-yard line, where Veazie caught the 
ball but was downed with an advance of only four 
yards. It was then Bowdoin's ball on her 24-yard 
line, and Captain Clarke decided to punt. It was a 
long, low punt, that gave the ball to Campello on 
her 40-yard line. After an advance of a few yards 
Campello lost the ball on downs and Clarke again 
punted, driving the pigskin down to within 20 yards 
of his opponents' goal. Then came a series of 
short, hard rushes by Campello, Barry, Carroll, and 
Duane, the left tackle, advancing the ball by turns 
until it was nearly in the center of the field. Here, 
after a short gain by Carroll, Bowdoin's line held 
and it became Bowdoin's ball on downs. Cloudman 
immediately bucked the line for a long run through 
right tackle, making a gain of 17 yards, followed 
by a short rush by Gregson and a longer one by 
Clarke. Cloudman again started for a gain, but the 
ball was given to Campello on an off side play, and 
they immediately punted for a good 25 yards, the 
ball being downed right where it was caught. Then 
came some sharp, hard rushes, Stockbridge and 
Albee doing excellent work, and Clarke carried the 
ball over for a touchdown. Captain Clarke kicked 
the goal, and the score stood 6 to in Bowdoin's 
favor, it having taken them 12 minutes and 24 
seconds to score. 

Campello then kicked off, and after an exchange 
of punts by Clarke and Barry, it was Campello's 
ball in the center of the gridiron. They started to 
rush the ball down the field, making gains through 
the tackles and getting five yards for an oflf side 
play by Bowdoin. The ball was on Bowdoin's 15- 
yard line when Jennings, at center, wrenched his 
knee and was taken out, Bodwell going into his 
place, while Cloudman took Bodwell's place and 
Hill came in behind the line. Campello then lost 
the ball on downs and Clarke attempted to punt, 
but fumbled and was forced back to the three-yard 
line. He tried again, making a good punt of about 
30 yards. Time was called with the ball on Bow- 
doin's 30-yard line in Campello's possession. 

In the second half Caaipello changed her line-up 
slightly, putting Leach in at quarter, Brady going 
in at right end. Chase was a new man at quarter, 
and although he was doing fairly good work, Cap- 
tain Cabot decided to make the change, hoping for 
more accurate passing, as there I'.ad been one or 
two fumbles during the first half. 

The second half opened with the kick-oflf by 
Bowdoin, Clarke sending the ball 35 yards. Cam- 
pello advanced it 10 yards and Barry had just made 
a brilliant run of 14 yards when it became Bow- 



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cloiti's ball tbrough holding in the Hue. Hill 
advanced the ball 18 yards, and after a few short 
rushes, Clarke carried it over for a touchdown, it 
having taken just six minutes to put the ball over 
the line. Clarke kicked the goal, making Bowdoin'a 
score 12. 

Campello kicked off to Bowdoin's 20-yard line, 
and Hadlock carried the ball almost back to the 
center of the field before he was downed. The ball 
was advanced to within 25 yards of Campello's goal, 
where Bowdoin lost it on downs. Campello made 
a short gain, but quickly lost the ball on downs. 
Stockbridge and Albee were then used to such good 
effect that Stockbridge carried the ball over for 
another touchdown, four minutes after the other 
one was made. Clarke missed the goal, and the 
score stood: Bowdoin, 17; Campello, 0. 

Campello kicked off and Bowdoin then carried 
the ball half the length of the field by a long run 
by Hadlock and another by Clarke. The ball was 
lost on an attempt to punt, which was blocked off. 
Campello then punted to the center of the field, 
and from there Bowdoin carried the ball right over 
for another touchdown, Gregson doing especially 
good work as a line backer. Clarke kicked the 
goal and Bowdoin was 23, with three and one-half 
minutes more to play. 

Campello kicked off to the 15-yard line, but Hill 
brought the ball up 20 yards before he could be 
downed. Then came a series of hard rushes by 
Gregson, Albee, and Clarke, to such good purpose 
that the ball was carried two-thirds the length of 
the field and another touchdown made in three 
minutes. Albert Clark tried for goal but failed, 
making the score: Bowdoin, 28; Canapello, 0. 

Campello kicked off, the ball was advanced a 
Mttle, and Clarke had just punted, when time was 
called, with the ball in Campello's possession, on 
their 30-yard line. 

Although the day was exceedingly hot, the 
game was well fought, and the large attendance left 
the field full of enthusiasm for the important games 
of the season. 

The line-up of the two teams was as follows: 

Bowdoin. Campello A. A. 

Veazie, r.e. r.e., Murphy. 



Albee, r.t. 
Bodwell, r.g., c. 
Jennings, c. 
Wentworth, l.g. 
Stockbridge, l.t. 
Clarlc, 1.6. 
Hadlock, q.b. 
Cloudman, l.h.b., r.g. 
Gregson, r.h.b., f.b. 
Clark, f.b., r.h.b. 
Hill, l.h.b. 



r.t., Farrell. 

r.g., Aldeh. 

c, Bowles. 

l.g., Cabot, Capt. 

l.t., Duane. 

q.b.. I.e., Leach, Brady. 

q.b., Chase. 

r.h.b., Lucey. 

l.h.b., Carroll. 

f.b., Barry. 



Score— Bowdoin, 28; Campello, 0. Touchdown— W. 
Clark (2), Hill, Stockbridge, Gregson. Goals from touch- 
downs—Clark (3). Timers, Faulkner, Murphy. Umpire- 
Bacon. Referee — Goss. Linesmen— White and Cook. 
Time— 20-minute halves. 



Harvard, 28 ; Bowdoin, 6. 

October 5th, Bowdoin scored on Harvard, and 
held her for five touchdowns. It was the greatest 
feat in Bowdoin foot-ball history. But four other 
colleges have ever scored on the Crimson, Prince- 
ton, Yale, U. of P., and Cornell. 

In the first half Harvard went through the 
Bowdoin line easily, and the half ended with the 
score 10 to in Harvard's favor. Almost a new 
team lined up iu the second half, and Bowdoin took 
advantage of that fact. The visitors played twice 
as hard and fast as before, all the men working like 
tigers. It was Bowdoin's chance to turn the tables, 
and her men did it well. Her guards and tackle 
opened tremendous holes in the Harvard line. 
Several times her backs broke clean through the 
Crimson eleven, and were pulled down from behind. 
Stockbridge, the tackle, got through once for 25 
yards with only Sawin between him and the coveted 
goal line. Sawin proved a hard man to get by, and 
the Bowdoin tackle was thrown within 10 yards of 
Harvard's goal posts. 

It was a very exciting moment, and it became 
even more exciting when it was shown on the next 
play that the Harvard line could not hold. Clark 
and Stockbridge struck the Harvard line with ter- 
rific force, and broke it, too. They were never 
stopped in that triumphant advance. Each down 
brought the ball nearer the line. When within 
three feet of a touchdown. Umpire Knowlton 
declared the Harvard line off-side, although it was 
claimed that the ball had been put into play. This 
would have made no difference, as after events 
showed, but at the time the ball was moved a foot 
and a half nearer. 

Every nerve in the Harvard eleven was strained 
to block the next play. Each man was on his toes. 
Behind the goal posts. Coach Forbes and Captain 
Dibblee leaned against the fence, each watching 
the two lines as if their lives depended on the next 
play. The signal was given sharp and quick, and 
as one man the whole Bowdoin line seemed to con- 
verge at the centre. A second's fierce struggle, 
and it was over. The Bowdoin men picked them- 
selves up with a yell, for Clark, the fallback, had 
placed the ball a good three feet beyond the goal 
line. Harvard had been scored on for the first time 
this season. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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The Bowdoin men trotted down the field, tired 
but happy, while Clark remained behind to kicls 
his goal. The score was then 22 to 6 in Harvard's 
favor. Bowdoin continued the gains in the same 
fierce way she had made her touchdown. The 
game that in the begiuniug was all one-sided and 
of little interest on that account, assumed a differ- 
ent phase, and its finish was brilliant and exciting. 

Wentworth handled his man. Burden, very 
neatly. He made big holes whenever it was neces- 
sary. Cloudman was strong on the offensive but 
weak on the defensive. Bodwell had no trouble 
with Sargent. Stockbridge was a moose! 

In spite of the soaking it had undergone all day, 
■ Soldier's Field was in excellent condition. There 
were no puddles of mud and water that the teams 
used to play in whenever it had rained. The turf 
was soft, and there was no slipping on the part of 
the men. 

The contest was full of sensations. Brilliant 
runs around the ends, short, swift dashes abounded, 
and there was plenty of excitement throughout. 
The game was a victory for Harvard by the score 
of 28 to 6, but it also taught a lesson. Harvard 
was weak at guard and tackle. The left wing of 
the line, where the two Sargents played side by 
side, was very unstable. Bowdoin made alarming 
gains through this side. Cloudman at right guard 
did an immense amount of work for Bowdoin. He 
more than took care of his opponents. Whenever 
the signal was given for an advance through him 
he had his man out of the way every time, and the 
runner, once through the big hole, had only the 
backs to avoid. Bellatty and A. W. Clark, the two 
ends, both played a brilliant game. Their tackling 
was harder and much surer than that of the Har- 
vard players, and both seemed to have the knack 
of avoiding the interference that should have kept 
them from pulling the runner down from behind. 

Bowdoin used Stockbridge, the tackle, a great 
deal as rush line back. It was Stockbridge who 
made the long run that resulted in a touchdown 
for Bowdoin. All the Bowdoin backs played a hard 
game. They had a strong, aggressive line to help 
them, and they made many good gains. Bowdoin's 
weak point lay in punting. Clark was very slow 
in getting the ball away, and this was not redeemed 
by distance nor accuracy. 

Harvard showed some very good punting. 
Cochran and Daly both distinguished themselves in 
this, and advanced the ball well down into the 
enemy's territory. 



In the second half, Boal, the 'varsity guard last 
year, was tried behind the line as halfback, and 
with considerable success. But the playing showed 
-clearly that Boal will be needed at guard unless 
the line improves wonderfully in the next two 
weeks. Another change in the line was the placing 
of G. Sargent at left tackle. Sargent was respon- 
sible for many of Bowdoin's vital gains, and was 
clearly outplayed by Albee. In the second half, 
Dibblee left the game, and Savvin went in at left 
halfback. At the beginning, Sawin did not play 
his usual brilliant ganne, but as the struggle became 
more exciting, he surpassed himself and made some 
of the prettiest runs that have been seen on the 
field in many a day. 

The Harvard team showed a great deal of 
improvement in their playing over that against 
Williams last Saturday. As a whole the men put 
more fire into their play, and the game was faster 
and harder than before. The formation ran more 
smoothly, and throughout the game there was some- 
thing like team work. The interference was very 
good, and the backs followed it closely. In each run 
there was good blocking off that gave finish to the 
play. On the other hand, the defense was weak, 
woefully weak at times, and it was all due to one 
thing — the men in the line did not play low enough. 
It seemed as if they were unable to stop an impetu- 
ous advance. Almost without exception every man 
in the line stood up with chest and shoulders 
exposed to the hard, quick shove of his opponent, 
so that he was pushed aside easily. 

The game began at four o'clock, Bowdoin hav- 
ing the kick-off. Clark kicked to Kendall, who 
rushed the ball, behind interference, for 30 yards. 
On a fake kick, Dibblee charged through Bellatty 
and Albee for 5 yards, and the ball was in the 
middle of the field. Daly punted to Bowdoin's 
30-yard line. Hill at once started around Cochrane 
for 3 yards. Clark bucked the center for 4 more. 
Gregson tried Cochrane again, but was downed in 
his tracks. Clark tried the same play, but was 
equally unsuccessful and was forced to punt. 
A. Sargent blocked the kick, but in the scrimmage 
Bowdoin got the ball. Again Clark punted. Ken- 
dall was tried at left end, but could not get by 
A. W. Clark. Daly punted to Bowdoin's 15-yard 
line. On the next play Clark punted poorly and 
Harvard at once started for the goal line. Dibblee 
went around Clark's end for 8 yards. Reid bucked 
center twice in succession for good gains, and on 
the third play dashed through Cloudman and Bod- 



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well for a touchdown. Lawrence, who was on the 
Freshman eleven last year, was sent to kick the 
goal, but missed a very easy chance. 

Harvard's second touchdown was made by get- 
ting the ball on downs in the visitors' territory, and 
then by rushing it on end plays over the goal line. 
A kick blocked by Lawrence gave another opportu- 
nity. In the plays that followed, Reid showed up 
wonderfully as a line breaker. Bowdoin could not 
hold him. Every play meant a gain for Harvard, 
and finally Kendall was pushed over for a touch- 
down. Cochrane kicked the goal. Clark kicked 
off and Reid rushed the ball back to the middle of 
the field. Daly at once punted. Hallowell got 
away from the field and tackled Clark within three 
yards of Bowdoin's goal line. It was very close to 
a safety. Time was called, and the score was. 
Harvard 16, Bowdoin 0. 

During the halves, the spectators left took new 
seats nearer Bowdoin's goal line, for it looked as if 
all the playing would be done in that quarter in 
the next half. 

Harvard began the half well, and through 
Clark's poor punting was soon enabled to push 
Reid over for a touchdown. Then Bowdoin began 
her advance. With Stockbridge behind the line, all 
her plays were wonderfully sacoessful. Without Cap- 
tain Dibblee in the game it seemed as if Harvard lost 
heart. A long run, a few short rushes, and it was 
all over. Harvard was in the humiliating position 
of standing on her own goal line, waiting for the try 
at goal. Bowdoin had scored, and her little crowd 
of supporters in the stand cheered madly. 

Harvard immediately braced, and Bowdoin 
played with renewed strength. Sawin especially 
distinguished himself in the plays that followed, 
and he made two runs of 35 yards each. Boal, as 
halfback, was used as a line breaker, and was 
finally pushed over for a touchdown. Cochrane 
kicked the goal. 

The line-up was as follows : 
Harvard. Bowdoin. 

Cochrane. Left End. A. W. Clark. 

Bra^ton^"*' I ^''^^ Tackle. Stockbridge. 

A. Sargent. Left Guard. Wentworth. 

} Center. Bodwell. 



C. Sargent 
Eaton. 
Burden. 
Lawrence. 
Hallowell. j 
Lewis. i 
Daly. ) 
Hatch. J 
Dibblee. I 
Sawin. J 
E. Kendall. 
Boal. 
Reid. 



Right Guard. 
Right Tackle. 

Right End. 

Quarterback. 

Left Halfback. 

Right Halfback. 

Fullback. 



Cloudman. 
Albee. 

Bellatty. 

Hadlock. 

Gregson. 

Hill. 
W. B. Clark. 



Score— Harvard 28, Bowdoin 6. Touchdowns— Reid 3, 
Kendall, Boal, W. B. Clark. Goals from touchdowns — 
Cochrane 3, W. B. Clark. Referee— Lewis of Harvard. 
Umpire— Knowlton of Bowdoin. Timer — Fairbanks of 
Bowdoin. Linesmen— Holden of Harvard, Stetson of 
Bowdoin. Time — 15-minute lialves. Attendance — 300. 



Bowdoin, 39 ; New Hampshire College, 0. 

Bowdoin won her second victory of the season 
last Saturday, October 8th, by defeating the New 
Hampshire College eleven on the home grounds, 
by the score of .59 to 0. 

New Hampshire came here with the reputation 
of being much stronger than last year, the strong 
Bates eleven having defeated her a few days previous 
only by the score of 35 to 0, which is small con- 
sidering the size and inexperience of the players 
from our sister state. But Bowdoin piled up 59 
points in two 15-minute halves; and that with four 
of the 'varsity men laid off, many new men at dif- 
ferent positions for trial, and wet grounds. 

Of the new material the coach and captain are 
justly proud. Giles is the best man in college for 
following his interference, and his small form was 
often seen to cover five or six chalk marks before 
being downed. Eastman at end proved himself a 
cool and heady man; he is surely 'varsity stock, 
and it is almost regrettable that foot-ball does not 
call for three or four ends, as Chapman also is 
thoroughly versed in foot-ball, and perfectly at 
home at end. Bellatty played a plucky game at 
half until an injured neck put him out of the game; 
he is a hard runner and a good dasher. Sinkinsou, 
the new find, is a splendid line backer and strong 
player; he will surely wear a B. before many 
games. Young at guard is going to be a tower of 
strength, and altogether the college feels pleased 
with the showing of the new men. Punting is 
Bowdoin's weakest point, and it must be remedied ; 
it is deplorable, that from the half dozen fast backs 
the college boasts there is not a first-class punter. 
At times the massing and interfering was very ragged, 
and weak work often cropped out, which must be 
different before the big games, both in the state 
and out. 

The story of the game was simply rushes and 
end plays to the goal until Bowdoin had tallied ten 
touchdowns, from which nine goals were kicked. 
New Hampshire fondled the pig-skin just twice, so 
her offensive work, trick plays, and double passes 
are merely matters for conjecture, while her defen- 
sive work smacked of the " prep." school with the 
exception of Hunt at left end. 

New Hampshire had the west goal and Bowdoin 
the kick-off. At the sound of the whistle Hadlock 



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113 



started forward and witb a well-directed kick, sent 
the ball 35 yards into the opponents' territory. New 
Hampshire's right half advanced the ball a few 
yards from where it was caught, but fumbled the 
ball, and Bowdoin downed it. With two short runs 
through the line, an 18-yard run by Hill, and a 
short rush by Cloudman, the ball was over the line 
and Bowdoin had five points in just one minute from 
the beginning of the game. Albert Clarke kicked 
the goal, making the score ti to 0. New Hampshire 
kicked off to Bowdoin's 10-yard line, and Upton 
brought the ball back 10 yards before he was 
downed. Then came a series of ru.shes by Albee, 
Upton, and Gregson, Albee making one run of 20 
yards and Upton another of 15 yards. By alternate 
rushes through the line and around the ends, the 
ball was carried down the field for another touch- 
down in three minutes and a half A. Clarke kicked 
the goal. Score, 12 to 0. New Hampshire kicked 
off, Upton again catching the ball, this time bring- 
ing up 30 yards. Then Bowdoin started a line play, 
but a mistake was made in the signal and Eastman 
got the ball, making a beautiful run around left end 
for 30 yards more. Then came some short rushes 
by Cloudman and Albee, Upton finally carrying the 
ball across the line. A. Clarke kicked the goal, 
making the score 18 to 0. New Hampshire again 
kicked off, Cloudman getting the ball on the 15- 
yard line and carrying it back to the 40-yard line. 
Then came a 25-yard run by Hill, two 10-yard 
rushes by Cloudman and Upton, one or two more 
rushes, and Gregson put the ball over for five more 
points. The goal was kicked by A. Clarke, and 
Bowdoin's score was 24. 

On the next kick-off by New Hampshire, Had- 
lock got the ball on the 20-yard line and took it 
back to the center of the field. Hill then made 10 
yards, Cloudman five, Albee 10 more, and then 
Hill made a run of 25. Gregson, who had been 
changed to fullback, while Cloudman went at 
tackle, had just started for a touchdown, when 
Bowdoin lost the ball through holding in the line. 
Cleveland, New Hampshire's halfback, tried to 
circle the end, but Eastman made a beautiful stand, 
and stopped Cleveland with a loss of four yards. 
New Hampshire then punted for 25 yards, Hadlock 
regaining 10 of it, however. Hill then made a 28- 
yard run, carrying the ball across the line with only 
five seconds more to play. A. Clarke failed on the 
try for goal. Score, Bowdoin, 29; New Hampshire, 
0. Clarke took the ball from . New Hampshire's 
kick-off, nearly back to the center of the field, and 
the first half was over. 



Several changes were made in the Bowdoin 
line-up for the second half. Chapman taking East- 
man's place in the middle of the half, Bellatty and 
Giles alternating at right half, and Captain Clarke 
left half and Gregson tackle. For the New Hamp- 
shire, Cook took George's place on end and Bernard 
went in at tackle. * 

New Hampshire had the kick-off, and sent the 
ball to the 25-yard line, Eastman bringing it back 
20 yards. One short rush through the line, and then 
Giles carried the ball from the center of the field 
for a touchdown in just 50 seconds. A. Clarke 
kicked the goal, making the score 35 to 0. New 
Hampshire kicked off, Bellatty bringing the ball up 
to the 40-yard line. From there, by rushes of from 
7 to 15 yards, Bowdoin took just 50 seconds to make 
her seventh touchdown. W. Clarke kicked the goal. 
Score, 41 to 0. 

On New Hampshire's next kick-off, the ball was 
stopped on Bowdoin's 20-yard line. Two short runs 
and Bellatty made 20 yards. Then Cloudman ran 
down for 37 more yards. Bellatty took the ball 
five more and Cloudman carried it over. W. Clarke 
kicked the goal, making Bowdoin's score 47. Bow- 
doin seemed able to score at will, for it only took 
five rushes from her 20-yard line, where the ball 
stopped from the kick-off, to make another touch- 
down, the ball being again carried over by Cloud- 
man with a run from the center of the field. The 
goal was kicked by W. Clarke, and the score stood 
53 to 0. New Hampshire kicked oft" to Bowdoin's 
20-yard line, but Chapman brought the ball back 20 
yards. Then came alternate rushes by Giles and 
Cloudman, with one by Wentworth, who was called 
back from guard for that purpose. Giles made a 
run of 25 yards, and after a few short runs, Captain 
Clarke carried the ball over for the last time. Cap- 
tain Clarke kicked his own goal, and the score stood 
59 to 0. New Hampshire kicked off to Bowdoin's 
15-yard line, and time was called with the ball in 
Bowdoin's possession. 

The line-up was as follows: 
N. H. College. Bowdoin. 

George, Cook, r.e. I.e., A. W. Clarke. 

Clark, r.t. l.t., Gregson, Cloudman. 

Twombly, r.g. l.g., Wentworth. 

Dearborn, c. c., Bodwell. 

Andrews, l.g. r.g., Young. 

r.t., Albee. 

r.e., Eastman, Chapman. 

q.b., Hadlock. 

r.h.b., Hill, Bellatty, Giles. 

l.h.b., Gregson, Cloudman. 

f.b., Upton, Gregson, Clarke (Capt.). 



Colby, Barnard, l.t 
Hunt, I.e. 
Lewis, q.b. 
Cleveland, r.h.b. 
Grover, l.h.b. 
Calderwood, f.b. 



Official — Bacon. Timers — Sinkinson, Farwell. Lines- 
man— Tow le. Touchdowns — Cloudman (4), Hill (2), Up- 
ton, Gregson, Giles, W. Clarke. Goals— A. Clarke (5), W. 
Clarke (4). Time — 15-minute halves. 



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TRACK ATHLETICS. 

There seems to be uiuisual euthusiasm in track 
athletics this fall. Godfrey has a large number of 
men ou the track every afternoon, and with spare 
moments from Coach Richards they are rapidly 
developing in form. 

Bowdoin has always neglected fall training 
before, and her representatives at Worcester could 
boast of but five or six weeks' training, while her 
opponents train the whole year and under good 
coaching. It is time for Bowdoin to take a brace 
in track athletics, as the last Worcester meet 
showed; and, if she is to be a contestant in games 
where world-records are tied and even broken, she 
must start the men at work in the fall and have a 
coach for at least three or four weeks in the spring, 
and one who can have the entire supervision of all 
the men. 

The college body should give all attempts at 
developing a winning track team their moral sup- 
port, and urge every available man to train faith- 
fully and earnestly. 

Not only are most of the old men at work, but 
many Freshmen are aspiring to track honors, and 
still more should take advantage of the excellent 
opportunity this fall to get good form from such a 
veteran as Coach Richards. 



The first meeting of the George Evans Debating 
Society for the present term was held in the Modern 
Languages Room on Tuesday evening, September 
20th. It was a purely business meeting, and the 
evening was devoted to discussing plans for the 
year's work. 

The second regular meeting was held Tuesday, 
October 4th, about thirty members being in attend- 
ance. The following programme was carried out : 
Mandolin Sextet — The Georgia Camp-Meeting. 

Messrs. Moultou, Haskell, Kelley, Jordan, Leavitt, 
and Woodbury. 
Address — The Keaults of the Hlspano- American War. 

Nason, '99. 
Mandolin Sextet — a. Aubade Naiiolitaine. 
6. Happy Days in Dixie. 
Address— Intercollegiate Debating. Professor Mitchell. 
The Bowdoin News-Letter, Vol. 1, No. 1. 

Edited by Webster, '99. 
The remarks of Professor Mitchell were espe- 
cially interesting and valuable. He discussed the 
subject of intercollegiate debating, and argued that 



it is unwise for Bowdoin to enter any intercollegiate 
contests this year, but urged that a series of iuter- 
class or other public debates should be given under 
the auspices of the society. He also proposed a 
mock trial and one or more lectures by noted grad- 
uates as additional features of the year's course. 

The suggestions of Professor Mitchell were 
received with much favor and formed the chief 
topics of discussion during the business session 
which followed. One new member was voted in at 
this meeting and four applications for membership 
were received and assigned for consideration at the 
next meeting, Tuesday, October 18th. 

For the information of new students a few words 
regarding the society may not be out of place. 
The society holds its meetings on every alternate 
Tuesday evening, at 7.30 o'clock, in the Modern 
Languages Room, Memorial Hall. The regular 
exercises consist of a debate, with such additional 
features as may be arranged for. The meetings are 
open to all who choose to attend, whether members 
of the society or not, but it is hoped that all who 
are interested in the work of the society will 
become members. Application blanks may be 
obtained of the President, A. L. Burnell, 1900. 



The annual reception to the Freshman Class was 
held on Thursday, September 29th, in the Library- 
Professor Woodruff welcomed the class in behalf of 
the Faculty; West, 1900, in behalf of the society; 
and Woodbury, '99, and Burnell, 1900, in behalf of 
the Seniors and Juniors. Refreshments were served 
and a very interesting and enjoyable evening passed. 

The number of Freshmen who have as yet iden- 
tified themselves with the society is small, and it is 
hoped that more vrill come forth and take their 
stand as Christians. 

On Sunday afternoon, October 2d, the Rev. Mr. 
Holmes, pastor of the Methodist Church, addressed 
the meeting. He took for his subject, " Religion." 
He started his talk by a very striking comparison. 
He said that if a body of people were shut up in a 
room without food or means of obtaining it, and 
one should go to them and read Dickens or Scott to 
them in the place of giving them food, those suffer- 
ing people would have a right to complain and say: 
" We do not want Dickens or Scott, we want food." 
So it is in life. People are shut up without spiritual 
food, and we should give them food of the sort they 



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need. Some may complain because ministers teach 
religion, but it is religion tliat they want, and there- 
fore it is the minister's part to teach religion. 

The speaker farther said that it was the call of 
college boys as Christians to be saving souls. If 
any ask, " How can we do this?" let him look to 
Psalm 51 for an answer. David's prayer for the 
remission of sins should be our own. 

On Thursday, October 6th, the subject was, 
"Reasons for Bible Study." Burnell, 1900, led the 
meeting and gave many fine ideas ou the subject to 
his hearers. The strange faces from the incoming 
class at the meeting were encouraging, and the 
association wishes to see them all again, together 
with many more. 

It is hoped that the students will remember that 
we are working for God, and therefore for each 
other, as followers of the one true lord and master, 
Jesus Christ. 

We then that are strong ought to bear the 
infirmities of the weak, and not please ourselves. 

— Romans xv., 1. 




Sook l^eviewg. 

(A Study of Shakespeare ; An Instructive Game. 
Copyrighted and compiled by the Shakespeare 
Club, Camden, Maine, 1897. For sale by stationers 
generally, or by members of the club. Price, fifty 
cents.) This is an ingenious and interesting game, 
with the further advantage of being an entirely new 
idea in the study of Shakespeare. It originated 
from the method of study adopted by the ladies of 
the club devising it, and has already become very 
popular. It can be played by any number of per- 
sons, and will be found a most agreeable way of 
becoming acquainted with the great playwright 
and his works. After a little experience with the 
game one is surprised at one's increased familiarity 
with Shakespeare's famous people. The game con- 
sists of a pack of sixty cards, each of which is 
headed by the name of one of Shakespeare's plays 
or characters; below are six or more questions 
whose proper answers are found in the name at the 
top of the card. Upon the reverse side is litho- 
graphed an attractive view of the Camden moun- 
tains. During the convention of the Maine Federa- 
tion of Women's Clubs the game received much 
favorable comment, and has since been placed on 
sale at Byron Stevens'. Directions for playing and 
descriptive circulars can be obtained there or from 
members of the Shakespeare Club of Camden. 



'24. — We clip the follow- 
jfrom the Boston Journal: 
Frederick Wait Burke of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., is the oldest alumnus of Bow- 
doin College of Brunswick, Me. He grad- 
uated in 1824. Hon. James W. Bradbury 
of the Class of '2.5 is, however, his senior in age. 
Stephen Adams, M.D., of West Newfleld, Me., is 
the oldest living alumnus of the Medical School of 
Maine, a department of the college. Frederick 
Wait Burke, the son of Gen. Solomon Wait Burke, 
was born at Woodstock, Vt., February 14, 1806. 
He was fitted for college at the academy at Ran- 
dolph, Vt., then called the Orange County Gram- 
mar School, and entered Bowdoin when between 14 
and 15 years of age. As an example of the primi- 
tive modes of travel at that time, the journey from 
Woodstock to Brunswick, which occupied several 
days, was accomplished by stage coach to Boston, 
thence by sloop to Bath, and the remaining eight 
miles by any conveyance available. Graduating in 
1824, Mr. Burke went, the following year, to the 
city of New York, and entered the law offices of 
G. & E. Curtis as a student. He was admitted to 
the bar in 1829, and practiced his profession in 
New York until, at the age of 84, having become 
blind, he retired from business. Notwithstanding 
that the infirmities of blindness and deafness have, 
in these later years, shut him out from active life, 
he has retained vigor of body and mind to a 
remarkable degree, and has a warm interest in the 
stirring events of the present times." 

'25. — The venerable ex-United States Senator, 
James W. Bradbury of Augusta, Me., now 96 years 
of age, was graduated from Bowdoin College in the 
Class of '25, which contained Longfellow, John S. 
C. Abbott, and Cilley who was killed in a duel. For 
many years Mr. Bradbury was one of the first men 
in the Democratic party in his state. He served 
in the United States Senate from 1847 to 1853, 
inclusive, and was the last Democratic Senator 
chosen by a Maine Legislature. In the Senate of 
the Thirtieth Congress he sat with Webster, 
Douglas, Calhoun, Cass, Benton, Jefferson Davis, 
Corwin, and Hamlin. In the Thirty-First Congress 
he met Clay, Winthrop, and Fremont in the Senate, 



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aud John P. Hale aud B. F. Wade in the Thirty- 
Second. 

'61. — Edward Stauwood has just published 
through Houghton, Mifflin & Co. a work entitled 
"A History of the Presidency." The title explains 
the nature of the book, which should be of consid- 
erable value, judging from its author's standing in 
literary and political matters. 

'62.— Brigadier-General Charles P. Mattocks is 
the first volunteer ofiicer, not a West Point gradu- 
ate, who has been put in command of regulars 
since the war. The 22d U. S. Infantry has been 
assigned to duty in his brigade. General Mattocks 
is proving himself a very able soldier, as he did in 
the Civil War. 

'67. — One of the most prominent men in the 
Maine Legislature thisyear will be Stanley Plummer, 
senator from Penobscot. His broad acquaintance 
with the public men of the state and country, 
together with his superior abilities as an orator 
and debater, make him a very valuable man for 
any locality. 

'70.— The Washington Post has this bit to say 
in its editorial columns regarding Bowdoin's talented 
congressman from New York : 

Republicans of a portion of Buffalo made a 
nomination for Congress last week that will be 
gratifying to many people in Washington. Col. D. 
S. Alexander, who was renominated for a second 
term, lived here several years, and was at one time 
Commander of the Department of the Potomac, 
G. A. R. His familiarity with Washington and the 
departments, having served as Fifth Auditor of the 
Treasury, enabled him to be of great use to his 
constituents. He is a great friend of Speaker 
Reed, the two being graduates of the same college. 
The Buffalo Express, in commenting editorially on 
Colonel Alexander's nomination, says: 

"The Thirty-Thiid Congressional District aud 
Buffalo are to be congratulated on the renomination 
of Representative D. S. Alexander. During the 
term which Colonel Alexander has served in the 
House he has reached a prominence which comes to 
most men only after several years of experience. 
His appointment to the Judiciary Committee was a 
fitting recognitiou by Speaker Reed of his promise 
as a legislator. In numerous ways Colonel Alex- 
ander has shown his devotion to the interests of 
his constituents and a capacity to accomplish what 
he undertakes. A good speaker, a man of affairs, 
and the happy possessor of the faculty of making a 
large acquaintance, he is one of the best-equipped 
men in the House of Representatives." 



'73-'6I.— On the Faculty of the new Law Depart- 
ment of the University of Maine are Judge Andrew 
P. Wiswell and Judge Lucilius A. Emory of the 
Supreme Bench. 

'73. — Rev. Loren F. Berry, recently of Ottumwa, 
Iowa, is acting as supply at the Church of the 
Redeemer, Chicago. He will hold the position till 
January, 1899. 

'74.— Edward N. Merrill, Esq., the representa- 
tive-elect to the Legislature, is one of the ablest 
lawyers on the Kennebec River. He received the 
Republican nomination after a hard fight with the 
political ring at whose head the opposing candidate 
was. Good prophets say that Mr. Merrill vs-ill make 
his mark in the political world. 

'74.— Hon. Don A. H. Powers of Houlton is a 
promiueut candidate for the Governor's Council. 

'77. — A letter received from Lieut. R. E. Peary 
states that on August ]5th he was at Etah, near the 
entrance of Smith Sound, up which he probably 
proceeded soon after he wrote, in order to reach his 
proposed new camp on the north-west coast of 
Greenland this season. Etah, or Port Foulke, was 
the place where Dr. Hayes spent the winter of 
1860-61 on his exploring vessel. United States. 
This is considerable distance north of Mr. Peary's 
former winter camps. Mr. Peary writes that, so 
far, his plans have prospered. He has taken on 
board his steamer. Windward, ten Eskimos, sixty 
dogs, and the carcasses of sixty walrus, for food for 
the dogs and natives. He was about to send his 
auxiliary ship, Hope, back to St. Johns. There is 
no doubt that Lieut. Peary reached the north water 
at Etah ahead of Captain Sverdrup's expedition on 
the Fram, and it appears that he has been entirely 
successful in his endeavor to secure the co-operation 
of the natives, whose services he desires in his far 
northern work. 

'92.— In Portland, Tuesday, October 4th, at 2 
P.M., a quiet wedding took place at the residence 
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel 
Waterhouse, when their daughter, Beula Brooks, 
was wedded to Rev. Harry Woods Kimball of Skow- 
hegan, sou of Dr. Carlton Kimball of Portland. 
Rev. George D. Lindsay of Waterville performed 
the wedding ceremony in the presence of the near 
relatives and a few friends. The bride, conducted 
by her father, appeared in a simple gown of white 
organdie over white silk, aud her maid of honor. 
Miss Hannah R. Page of Skowhegan, wore white 
muslin over pink. Mr. William H. Greely of Boston 
acted as best man, and Mr. Harry T. Johnson of 
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tastefully decorated with ferns and flowers in 
accordance with the season, and after the ceremony 
the guests repaired to the dining-room, where Miss 
Carrie I. Eastman of Deering, Miss Dora H. Moultou, 
Mrs. John T. Fagan, and Miss Edith Milliken of 
Portland assisted all in enjoying a social hour. 
The bride was the recipient of o^auy beautiful 
gifts. Rev. and Mrs. Kimball will be at home 
Tuesdays on and after November 1st at No. 23 
Main Street, Skowhegan, Me. 

'92.— Instructor Harry DeF. Smith has an article, 
"Notes on Modern Greek Study," in Education for 
October, 1898. 

'93. — Dr. George S. Machau and Miss Isabello 
D. Thompson were married, September 30th, at the 
bride's home in Topsham. Dr. A. K. Crane of 
Hebron performed the ceremony, using the Epis- 
copal ring service. The maid of honor was Miss 
Bessie A. Smith, a cousin of the groom, and Mr. 
Charles S. Thompson of Chicago, best man. After 
the ceremony Dr. and Mrs. Machan, with the imme- 
diate relatives, received till 10 o'clock. They will 
make their home in Providence, R. I. 

'96. — Mortimer Warren of the Johns Hopkins 
Medical School traveled through the Northwest this 
summer. Preston Kyes returned to Baltimore with 
Mr. Warren last week. 

'96.— E. H. Lyford is in the drug business in 
Farmiugton. 

'96.— William Streeter Bass has been appointed 
assistant to the Professor in Physics at Harvard. 

'96.— Richard M. Andrews is studying Physics 
at Harvard. 

'96.— Robert O. Small has given up teaching 
and has accepted a lucrative business position iu 
Sacramento, Cal. 

'96.— J. Edwin Frost is a member of the 5th 
Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. 

'96. — John W. Foster has finished Harvard Law 
School and commenced active practice in Boston. 

'97. — Rev. William C. Martyu has accepted a 
call to Boxboro, Mass. 

Med., '97. — There have lately been several 
changes in the hospital staff at Togus. Assistant 
Surgeon C. R. C. Borden, who resigned his position 
in September, left Saturday for Boston, to accept a 
more lucrative position in Massachusetts. Dr. 
Borden has, during his association with the Home 
Hospital, won many friends, both among the officials 
and men, as well as outside the precincts of the 
Home, and his departure is regretted by all. In 
speaking of him to the Journal representative, 
Saturday, a high ofBcial said that he was a young 



man in which there was much of everything, com- 
mendable and nothing to condemn. Dr. Borden is 
succeeded by Dr. Alfred Mitchell, 2d, of Brunswick. 
Dr. Mitchell is a graduate of Bowdoin, Class of '95, 
and comes highly recommended. He is of a genial 
disposition, and will doubtless win his way to the 
hearts of all his associates. 

'97.— George M. Brett and Eugene C. Viniug 
are both teaching in the Perkins Institute for the 
Blind, South Boston. 

'97. — Edgar G. Pratt has severed his connection 
with the Boston University Law School and will 
finish his studies at the New York School of Law, 
New York City. 

'97. ^Eugene L. Bodge has entered the New 
York Law School. 

'97. — R. S. Hagar is studying law in Bufl'alo, 
New York. 

'97.— Thomas C. Keohan has entered the law 
offices of Hurlburt & McCarthy, Lynn, Mass. 

'97. — James H. Home has been elected Director 
of Athletic Sports at the Indiana University, 
Bloomington, Indiana. 

'98.— Cogswell Smith is principal of the Liming- 
ton Academy at Limington, Me. 

'98. — George F. Stetson has gone into a broker's 
office in Boston. 

'98. — Richard H. Stubbs has entered the Har- 
vard Medical School. 

'98.— William C. Merrill has entered the Medical 
School of the University of Pennsylvania. 



There have been 2,940 men admitted to Phi Beta 
Kappa at Yalo in the 118 years of the society's 
existence. — Ex. 

Ohio State, Indiana, Ohio Wesleyan, Illinois, 
Cornell, Columbia, and University of Pennsylvania, 
have formed a new oratorical association. 

The Yale Literary Magazine is the oldest college 
publication in America. It was established in 1836. 
The Yale Banner (annual) is almost as old, the first 
issue being printed iu 1841. 

The setting sun the mountains kissed, 
As the soft breeze kissed the trees, 
Murmuring in sweet confusion o'er 
The dew's liiss on their leaves. 
Then the bold youth to the maiden cried; 
" I'll have a kiss, too, please! " 
The first intercollegiate gun club, shoot took 
place at New Haven recently. The competing 
teams were from Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and 
Pennsylvania, and Harvard won by a good margin 
over Yale. 



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Vol. XXVIII. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 26, 1898. 



No. 8. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT ALTERNATE WEDNESDAY DURING 
THE COLLEGIATE TEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

KoY L. Marston,''99, Editor-in-Chief. 

Byron S. Philoon, '99, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

Frank L. Dutton, '99, Business Manager. 

Joseph W. Whitney, 1900, Assistant Business Manager. 

Drew B. Hall, '99. James P. Webber, 1900. 

Percy A. Babb, 1900. Frederick C. Lee, 1900. 

Arthur L. Griffiths, 1901. Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901. 



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Extra copies can be obt.aiued at the bookstores or on applica- 
tion to tlie Business Mauager. 

Keniittances should be made to the Business Manager. Com- 
munications in regai'd to all other matters should be directed to 
the Bditor-in-Chiel. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary articles, x^ersonals, and items. Conti'ibutions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he wishes to have appended. 

Personal and news items may be mailed to Box 1071, Bruns- 
wick, Me., or dropped in the Orient box in the College Library. 

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

Printed AT the Journal Office, Lewiston. 



Vol. XXVIII., No. 8.— October 26, 1898. 

Editorial Notes 119 

CoLLEGii Tabula 121 

Athletics 123 

Y. M. C. A 130 

Personal 130 

In Memoriam 134 




le Orient is delighted at the pros- 
pect of an energetic, live Press Club at 
Bowdoin. Nearly every year attempts are 
made to start one by the more enthusiastic 
and loyal Bowdoin nevespaper representa- 
tives, but in every instance the project has 
not been carried to a success and the vi^hole 
thing has been allowed to die before it was 
born. 

This year a few of the most zealous, with 
the enthusiastic assistance of a member of 
the Faculty, have persevered and overcome 
all obstacles. So to-day Bowdoin has a 
press club, well organized and officered, and 
intent on living a long life, full of good 
deeds for the Ahna Mater. All the students 
who correspond for newspapers of any 
importance are members of the club. Any 
one who is a regular accredited representa- 
tive of any publication may become a mem- 
ber. Its object, as written in the rules of 
the club, is the collection, censorship, and 
dissemination of all news of all interests and 
institutions of Bowdoin for and by the pub- 
lic press. 

The method that the club has adopted 
for this term, and the year if it works well, 
seems to be a very sensible one. The exec- 
utive committee of the club appoints a man 
each week whose duties it will be to gather 



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from all sources all the news of that week 
and make an intelligible memoranda for the 
use of every member of the club. Cards 
have been printed and sent to the members 
of the Faoultj' and alumni in town, showing 
a list of the men who will call on them for 
news on the weeks designated thereon. 
This system will enable every reporter in 
college to furnish his paper with all the news 
twice a week. It will materially decrease 
the labor of the men who really work to get 
the news and it will be an inestimable help 
to the men who claim that there is no news 
or that they have no time ; but, above all, 
it will give Bowdoin a broader field of inter- 
ests and readers, and keep the college with 
its doings before the people. There are 
several important, influential papers in Maine 
and out of the state that have no representa- 
tives in college. The club has already taken 
steps to ensure that good, live correspond- 
ents be furnished these papers. The club 
has taken unto itself the responsibility 
further, that its members send good and 
complete correspondence to their papers. 

The college, it is hoped, will co-operate 
with the club and help the good work in 
every way possible. There is an abundance 
of good news of interest to all readers being 
made all the time by the different spheres 
and institutions of Bowdoin. The papers 
are universally glad to receive real news 
that is well prepared and handled. 

The college fails oftentimes to appreciate 
the significance and importance to the col- 
lege of having doings which are worthy of 
mention, proclaimed frequently and at some 
length before the public. The public man 
who is looking for his success realizes that 
he must be kept before the public in a favor- 
able light and that his name and virtues must 
not be allowed to be droj^ped from the atten- 
tion and notice of the reading masses. It is 
even more important that the excellencies, 
the distinguished works, the every-day events. 



and the simple name of a college be kept 
prominently before the public. The enthu- 
siasm of the alumni, the interest of friends, 
and the attention of strangers is increased 
more by these means than by any other. 
The public makes its estimates of the college 
from what it reads in the newspapers, and 
therefore the responsibilities of the corre- 
spondents are serious. The correspondent 
must first of all remain firmly loyal to Bow- 
doin and work for her interests and not for 
the paltry competence that he may gain. 
The Bowdoin Pi-ess Club starts out first and 
always for the interest of the college, and 
second for the interest of the press. The 
Obient wishes to express its humble grati- 
tude and appreciation to the men who are 
making the club a practical, working success. 



MR. JOSEPH WALKER WHITNEY, 
1900, has resigned the position of assist- 
ant business manager of the Okient because 
of the demands made upon his attention by 
other interests. The Okient deeply regrets 
losing so enthusiastic and industrious a mem- 
ber as Mr. Whitney has proved himself to be. 
It is fortunate, however, in having a very 
competent successor for Mr. Whitney's office 
in Mr. Roland Eugene Clark, 1901. Mr. Clark 
will be acting business manager during the 
absence of Mr. Frank Leslie Dunton, '99. 

The board this year is making every 
effort to bring the financial side of the 
Orient's affairs into a respectable condition. 
To attain this end it is necessary that sub- 
scribers pay up their subscriptions promptly. 
The board wishes the college to realize that 
the financial department is no longer the 
pandemonium and farce that it has been for 
five or six years. The paper is being run on 
business principles, and nothing is contracted 
for that cannot be paid for. Therefore if 
the college will not support a twenty -page 
bi-weekly it will not get a twenty -page 
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best that it can and remain in sympathy with 
the finances at hand. 



BOWDOIN has her ill-luck as well as her 
good luck. Some people say that there 
is no such thing as luck; but such examples 
as the incident at Hanover seem to prove its 
existence. If it wasn't a freak of fortune 
that seized the Bowdoin team and put them 
all in their unfortunate condition, the Oeient 
would like to know what it was. 

The team left Brunswick Friday noon in 
perfect condition. Let us think that Bow- 
doin never sent a stronger team away from 
the campus. Saturday morning at Hanover 
one man ate breakfast for the whole team. 
He was as lonely at lunch time. The rest 
of the team would have enjoyed a dirge on 
roast beef, spoiled roast beef, decayed roast 
beef. Prayers galore besought that a kindly 
fire would burn that infernal hotel to the 
ground that poisoned them. The team that 
nearly every one thought would tie Dart- 
mouth on her home grounds, went into the 
game like a bundle of rag dolls, and were 
defeated as Bowdoin has not been defeated 
in a long time. The team that scored on 
Harvard was beaten 35 to 6 by a team that 
didn't come within hearing distance, of Har- 
vard's goal. 

Bowdoin does not hold the team, the 
coach, or the management the least at fault, 
and does not lose implicit confidence that all 
will be wiped out before the season is over. 
Dr. Richards is all right, Manager Lancey is 
all right, and Captain Clarke and his men 
are all right ! 



^ MOVE in the right direction is the 
/ ■*■ forming of clubs for the informal con- 
sideration and discussion of work connected 
directly or indirectly with college class work. 
To the two already organized a third has 
been added, to deal with Current History; 
he object of this club is to handle questions 



of the present day, questions that are con- 
fronting public and thinking men. The 
scheme, to obtain the best possible results, is 
to limit the number sufficiently to destroy 
any tendency to formality, and to hold the 
meetings in the rooms of the members, 
where the spirit of the class-room may be 
supplanted by a freedom of expression and 
social discussion, impossible under the class- 
room system. 

It is hoped that the three clubs now in 
Bowdoin may be a nucleus for more such 
organizations, and that the marked interest 
of students belonging to these may infuse 
others to form clubs until we, like Harvard 
and Yale, can express and exchange our 
opinions upon college work. 



^n COMMUNICATION regarding the 
/ *■ splendid case of books in memory of 
John Stacy Tucker of the Class of 1853 was 
received too late for this number. It will 
be published in the next. 







The current number of 
Education, a monthly magazine 
published in Boston, has for its lead- 
ing article, "Notes on Modern Greek 
Study," by Harry DeForest Smith. 
Mr. Smith's paper, which covers some 
eight or ten pages, is a plea for greater attention to 
be paid to modern Greek in this country, since now 
both in England and Germany much interest is 
shown in the study. The article is well written and 
scholarly. 

Mike Maddeu is still on the fence. 
L. L. Cleaves, '99, was in Augusta recently. 
The Freshman foot-ball men are hard at work. 
The Class of '53 has recently had a booklet 
published. 



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The Sophomore Class iu Physics has begun work 
in the laboratory. 

White, 1901, was at his home in Auburn for a 
week not long ago. 

Sylvester, 1900, is to furnish many of the draw- 
ings for the 1900 Bugle. 

" What Happened to Jones" drew a few students 
to Bath a week ago Tuesday night. 

Bacon, 1900, umpired the Dartmouth-Bowdoin 
game, played at Hanover, October 15th. 

The singing by the chapel choir has been unusu- 
ally good this year. Let the work go on ! 

Sturgis, '99, has the agency for Bowdoin silver 
and gold pins. His room is now 12 Appleton. 

Snow, 1901, who was called to Bangor by the 
sickness of his father, has not yet been able to 
return to college. 

Professor Kobinson's essay on "True and False 
Interpretations of Nature " has recently been pub- 
lished in pamphlet form. 

The good old " blood and thunder show," "Kit, 
the Arkansas Traveller," drew a goodly number of 
college fellows Monday night. 

Dr. Whittier and his assistants are now examin- 
ing the physical conditions of the Freshmen. It is 
too early to prophesy how the class will stand. 

Several members of the Bowdoin Delta Kappa 
Epsilon Chapter went to Waterville on the 21st to 
be present at the annual initiation of the Colby 
Chapter. 

There seems to be a good deal of opposition to 
the idea of the new Gymnasium assistant to Dr. 
Whittier. The Orient trusts, however, that it is 
only talk. 

Several golf "fiends" have been digging up the 
turf in front of the Art Building. Several balls 
have been lost in that region and a good deal of 
temper as well. 

The list of officers of the Deutscher Verein was 
given incorrectly in the last Orient. It should 
read: Wignott, Vorzeitender; Thompson, Kassen- 
wart; Dana, Schriftwart. 

The outside reading of this term for the Sopho- 
more French Class includes Corneille's " Le Cid." 
Fasnacht's Lessons for Middle Forms is the text- 
book used in the class-room. 

The Glee Club has been holding rehearsals in 
Memorial Hall. White, '99, is leading. The college 
orchestra has also met and organized. Both of 
these musical organizations are flourishing. 



Whitney, 1900, has the agency for Dreka of 
Philadelphia. Order your fraternity paper at North 
Winthrop. 

The Frou-Frou Club of Bath gave a dance, 
which some of the fellows, notably Webber, attended 
last Wednesday. 

The Sophomore History Class was initiated into 
the mysteriesof a written " quiz " early in the month. 
Several deaths are reported. 

A pamphlet prepared by General Chamberlain 
and embodying a report on the Art Building has 
been published by the college. 

The Brunswick High School defeated Deering 
High School on Whittier Athletic Field, Saturday, 
the 15th, to the tune of 28 to 0. 

Professor Woodruff is to conduct series of Bible 
lessons on the life of St. Paul, the lectures to be 
held every Wednesday afternoon. 

The Bath Independent shows its respect and 
love for Bowdoin College in a short, garbled, and 
unfair account of the "yagger" war. 

Danforth, 1901, had an exciting experience with 
a burglar the other night. We understand that the 
burglar fled on hearing Murray's voice. 

" The Bowdoin students and the Brunswick 
boys try to smile as they pass by, but they still have 
a sour taste in their mouths." — Kennebec Journal. 

At a recent meeting of the New England History 
Teachers' Association, Professor MacDonald pre- 
sented a report from the committee on text-books 
of American History. The meeting was held in 
Boston. 

President Hyde was elected a member of the 
executive committee of the New England Asso- 
ciation of Colleges and Preparatory Schools, at 
a meeting recently held in Springfield, Mass. 

The number of books taken from the library 
during September was 452. Up to October 20th, 
406 volumes were drawn, the record-breaker being 
98, on October 15th. The smallest number was 14, 
on October 18th. 

E. E. Clark, 1901, has been elected assistant 
business manager of the Orient, in place of Whit- 
ney, resigned. Freshmen " etal" who have not paid 
their subscriptions are requested to see Mr. Clark 
as soon as practical. 

The Bowdoin Press Club has elected the follow- 
ing ofScers: President, R. L. Marston, '99; Secre- 
tary, J. D. Sinkinson,'99; Treasurer, Cony Sturgis, 
'99. The nest meeting of the club will be held at 
Marston's i-oom, November 2d. 



BOWDOIN ORieNT. 



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The address of Professor Robinson, delivered at 
the opening of the Medical School, January 6, 1898, 
has heen printed in pamphlet form. On the title 
page appears the new seal of the college, used for 
the first time. 

The October days, autumnal and cool as they 
were, "attracted many players to the golf links. 
The rivalry is very great, and among the prominent 
candidates for club champion are Craze Marston, 
Chief Lancey, and Tick Dana. 

A History Club has been formed with P. A. Babb, 
1900, as Secretary aud Treasurer. Members, Will- 
iam MacDouald, J. R. Bass, 1900; W. C. Sylvester, 
1900; H. W. Cobb, 1900; S. P. Harris, 1900; A. 
Wood, 1900, and J. P. Bell, 1900. 

Professor Lee recently went on a short trip to 
the White Mountains to make arrangements for the 
annual expedition of his geology class. It is 
possible that the class may spend a night at the 
Tip-Top House, Mt. Washington. 

Joe Pendleton, Wright & Ditson's popular 
agent, was at South Winthrop, October 19th and 
20th, and this year had for sale a good assortment 
of golf clubs. He is a graduate of the college, 
Class of '81, and his presence here is always wel- 
comed. 

The Delta Upsilon Chapters of Bowdoin and 
Colby colleges held their annual joint banquet at 
Augusta on Thursday, October 13th. West, 1900, 
acted as toast-master, and McCormick was among 
the speakers. The Bowdoin D. U.'s returned on the 
midnight. 

A valuable addition has been made to the French 
department of the library. Among the books 
recently acquired are works by Moliere, Racine, 
La Fontaine, La Rochefoucauld, Malherbe, and La 
Bruyere ; Lettres de Madame De Sevigne and Precis 
D'Authropologue. 

Among the new volumes noticed in the library 
is " Shakespeare's Heroes on the Stage," by Wingate, 
and "Famous American Actors of To-day," by 
McKay and Wingate. Among the celebrated artists 
whose lives are given in the latter book are Joseph 
Jefferson, Edwin Booth, and Ada Rehan. 

The current number of the Forum contained a 
long and able article entitled, "The Dangers of 
Imperialism," from the pen of Professor MacDouald. 
The new policy of expansion is attacked in no 
uncertain way; and the innumerable dangers 
attending it are exposed. The article has called 
forth favorable press comment. 



The reading desks for the daily papers have 
already to some extent been gashed and disfigured 
by the knives of students stealing the news. It is 
bad enough to cut a paper up, but it is a hundred 
times worse to mutilate college property. The 
reading-room is now in first-class order, and any 
one who does not know how to use it properly 
should be cut off entirely from its privileges. 

Topsham Pair was as popular as over last week. 
Owing to the absence of Mr. Cough, however. Tri- 
angle was unable to start in the afternoon races. 
The Faculty granted adjourns Thursday afternoon. 
The midway was greater and more alluring than 
ever. One of the college sporting gentlemen was 
cruelly deceived by a pay-five-and-win-a-quarter 
man. When his earnings had piled up gloriously 
the trickster persuaded him to accept a box of 
cigars in payment. On arriving home he found 
that he had a cigar box, but no box of cigars. It 
came out as one would have expected. 



Bowdoin, 29; U. of M., 0. 

Bowdoin defeated University of Maine on the 
Whittier Athletic Field, Wednesday, October 12th, 
by the score of 29 to 0. U. of M. had her strong- 
est team on the field, yet the lack of practice ren- 
dered the eleven powerful men, who represented 
our sister institution, very weak. Bowdoin took 
advantage of U. of M.'s weakness to give some of 
the substitutes practice, and the result was satisfy- 
ing to the management. 

There has been a tendency of Bowdoin to play 
very loosely at times, and to fail to hold for downs 
at critical moments, while in the same game there 
would be periods when the line was not inferior to 
a stone wall, and the interference was one unyield- 
ing mass. This breaking up of good form during a 
game should be remedied, and a hard, steady game 
substituted, if the Bowdoins would escape more 
defeats this season. 

Bowdoin's chief gains were made by end runs 
admirably blocked by Hadlock. Cloudman made 
three runs of 25 to 30 yards each, and one of 77 
yards; Clark, on a criss-cross, dashed 58 yards to 
the goal, and Hunt circled for several runs of from 
25 to 30 yards. 

U. of M. at times would buck the lines for good 
gains, and during all the two halves played hard 



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and pluckily. Palmer, Hatch, and Bird did fine 
work and were playiug for all that there was in the 
sport. 

Fumbling was very prevalent, especially by Bow- 
doin's substitute backs, but fortunately never very 
serious. 

The game was called at 3.10, U. of M. having the 
west goal and Bowdoiu the kick-off. Captain Clark 
sent the ball spinning down to the 20-yard line, but 
it was brought back to the center of the field by U. 
of M.'s right halfback. U. of M. carried the ball 
forward 15 yards by short line rushes. Hatch buck- 
ing the line iu great shape. French then tried to 
circle the end, but W. Clarke was too quick for 
him, downing him with a loss of four yards and a 
half. Palmer attempted to punt the ball and made 
a good kick, sending the sphere down for 25 yards. 
It was caught by Hunt, who advanced it five yards 
before he was downed. 

Hunt took the ball around the end for seven 
more, then Stockbridge gained two. Cloudman 
started one of his end runs and with good interfer- 
ence reached the center of the field. There the 
ancient criss-cross was tried aud worked to perfec- 
tion, A. Clarke carrying the ball over for a touch- 
down, by means of beautiful blocking by Had- 
lock. Captain Clark kicked the goal, giving 
Bowdoin 6. 

U. of M. kicked off to the 25-yard line, where 
the ball was downed. Hunt made two good rushes, 
making 20 yards. The ball was fumbled on the 
next play, giving no gain, but Cloudman took the 
ball down on the next pass for 25 yards. Two short 
rushes made it on U. of M.'s 35-yard line. Hunt 
then made a five-yard run, bringing the ball down 
27 yards. Then followed three misplays in quick 
succession, and U. of M. got the ball on Bowdoin's 
inability to gain her required distance. Hatch car- 
ried the ball up 15 yards, and three short rushes 
put it in the center of the field. U. of M. punted 
for 20 yards, getting the ball on a fumble. By short 
rushes U. of M. pushed Bowdoin down the field to 
ier 9-yard line, where it became Bowdoin's ball on 
a bad fumble. Cloudman advanced 18 yards aud 
Hunt seven more. Cloudman made another run of 
30 yards, but Hunt was then tackled behind the 
line, losing four yards. Bowdoin punted 30 yards, 
downed her opponents there and held them three 
times, thus getting the ball on U. of M.'s 25-yard 
line. Four short dashes and Hunt carried the ball 
over. W. Clarke kicked the goal, making Bow- 
doiu 12. 

U. of M. kicked off, with only 50 seconds more 



to play. Eastman advanced the ball 15 yards. One 
more rush and Cloudman followed Hadlock's block- 
ing around the end for 77 yards and a touchdown. 
W. Clarke kicked the goal. Time was up, with 
Bowdoin 18 to U. of M. 0. 

U. of M. kicked off the second half. A. Clarke 
came up five yards, W. Clarke punted for 40 more. 
U. of M. advanced 10 yards, lost four on a criss- 
cross, and punted. Hadlock was downed on the 40- 
yard line. Cloudman came up for 10, but Gregson 
lost four. Cloudman advanced 25 more, Hunt took 
the ball for 25, and Albee went over for a touch- 
down. W. Clarke failed on try for goal. Bowdoin, 
23 ; U. of M., 0. 

U. of M. kicked off to the 20-yard line, and by 
short rushes Bowdoiu came up 25. W. Clarke then 
punted 35 yards. U. of M. lost the ball on an 
attempted punt, but Bowdoin failed to gain her dis- 
tance and it was U. of M.'s ball on the 45-yard line. 
By short rushes U. of M. came up to Bowdoin's 40- 
yard line, where she lost the ball on another fumble. 
Cloudman made 10 yards and Hunt 30 more, but 
there U. of M. stood and Bowdoin failed to make 
her five yards. U. of M. lost four yards on an 
end play and punted to her 50-yard line. Hadlock 
came up 10 and Hunt 30 more. Three more rushes, 
and although U. of M. held twice like tigers, W. 
Clarke carried the ball over. Captain Clark kicked 
his own goal, and it was Bowdoin 29 ; U. of M., 0. 

U. of M. kicked off to the 25-yard line. Bow- 
doin came forward for 20 yards and then kicked. 
Time was called with U. of M. in possession of the 
ball on her 30-yard line. 

In the beginning of the second half Bellatty 
took Eastman's place and Gregson Stockbridge's at 
left tackle. A. Clarke hurt his ankle in a rush in 
the middle of the half and Upton went in at left 
end. On U. of M., Wight took Clark's place at 
right end for the second half. 

The line-up was as follows : 



U. OF M. 
Page, I.e. 
Saljine, l.t. 
Bird, l.g. 
Caswell, c. 
Perkins, r.g. 
Herald, r.t. 
Clark, Wight, r.e. 
Palmer, q.b. 
Hatch, l.h.b. 
French, r.h.b. 
Grover, f.b. 



Bowdoin. 

r.h., Eastman, Bellatty. 

r.t., Albee. 

r.g.. Young. 

c, Bodwell. 

Kg., Wentworth. 

l.t., Stockbridge, Gregson. 

I.e., A. W. Clarke, Upton. 

q.b., Hadlock. 

r.h.b., Hunt. 

l.h.b., Cloudman. 

f.b.. Captain Clark. 



Officials — W. Cobb, E. R. Hicksou. Linesmen — Bacon, 
Hall. Timers— Sinkinson, A.D. T. Libby, U. of M. '98. 
Touchdowns— W. Clarke, 2 ; Hunt, Cloudman, Albee. 
Time — 20-minute halves. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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Dartmouth, 35 ; Bowdoin, 6. 

Dartmouth easily won from the ghost of the 
Bowdoin foot-ball team, Saturday, October 15th. 
Dartmouth was in the pink of condition and played 
a game thoroughly in keeping with her condition. 
Bowdoin was dead, because all her men were so 
sick that they could hardly stand up. They were 
poisoned by some bad roast beef at a by-station 
hotel. The best efforts of Dr. Richards, who was 
as sick as any of the team, were absolutely fruitless 
towards putting them in physical condition. The 
usual stimulants given ifi such cases failed to resus- 
citate the men. It was a most unfortunate catas- 
trophe in every way, and more particularly so from 
the fact that Bowdoin would probably have made a 
very creditable score had the men been well. Hano- 
ver people were betting even against Dartmouth, 
which was loath to cover any of the money. There 
is little doubt that Bowdoin would have wiped sev- 
eral old scores had the team been in condition. 

Eastman, who took Clarke's place at left end 
early in the game, was the only man on the team 
who was not poisoned by the meat. He played a 
star game throughout, and stopped for a loss every 
try in his direction. 

The whole game was pure nerve on Bowdoiu's part. 
Not a man had strength enough to hold a man when 
tackled. Our heavy and strong line melted like 
snow, as the Boston papers said, before the Dart- 
mouth line. It was pitiful. At the goal the sick 
men would stand and hold the enemy until they 
would fall in their tracks of exhaustion. At times 
the men would rally and rip up the lighter Dart- 
mouth line in fine shape, but they had no stomach 
for the work. 

Dartmouth got lots of reputation from the game. 
The Boston papers made no mention of Bowdoin's 
misfortune. That is the most cruel part of the 
whole thing. It was bad enough to be beaten under 
any circumstances, but it was terrible that such a 
false and partial report should be spread by the 
Associated Press reports throughout the country. 
Bowdoin does not want to " ory baby," but it does 
want the student-body and alumni to understand 
the full truth. 

If Bowdoin could only have one more try at 
Dartmouth, say in Portland, she would beat her or 
be brought home on stretchers ! It is useless to 
hope for a game, though, for Dartmouth would have 
all to lose. 

Dartmouth's backs were irresistible, and they 
made end-plays and center-plunges for surprising 



gains. Jennings's work was specially brilliant. He 
gained his distance nearly every time, frequently 
doing the vaulting trick with good results. He 
made a 60-yard run, which was a feature of the 
game, throwing man after man and going through 
Bowdoin's line with remarkable success. Stickney, 
who replaced Proctor, proved himself an admirable 
line bucker, and Bowdoin could not withstand his 
plunges. Captain Crolius was in the game from 
start to finish, but weakened perceptibly in the final 
moments. In the line, Lowe, Craig, and Boyle ex- 
celled. The latter did remarkable offensive work, 
and Craig was used with good results for gains with 
the ball. Wentworth handled the signals with pro- 
ficiency. 

In short, Bowdoin was never in the game, though 
she took Dartmouth by surprise at the dutset, send- 
ing Hunt by Dartmouth's right end for a run the 
length of the field on the very first pass, and scor- 
ing her only touchdown. Dartmouth did not have 
any man who was fast enough for Hunt. The Bow- 
doin interference was superb. It knocked the 
Dartmouth end and backs silly. Hunt dodged 
Proctor, the full-back, very neatly. But the run 
and swiftness just took the starch of the Bowdoin 
team. She only recovered at intervals, when she 
would play fierce, showing plainly that Dartmouth 
was not her superior in like condition. Dartmouth 
did not get from the 15-yard line the goal in a single 
instance without being held for losses, and only 
pushing the ball over when the strength had left 
the Bowdoin eleven. 

Dartmouth played a fine game. Her interfer- 
ence was something fierce. She bad every advan- 
tage on her side. Bowdoin, in the first place, was 
all tired out from the eifects of the long car ride 
and its provoking stops. Couple with this the sick- 
ness of the whole team, and it is a wonder that 
Dartmouth did not make a larger score. 

The line-up was as follows : 



Dartmouth. 
Boyle, I.e. 
Craig, l.t. 
Lowe, l.g. 
Eogers, c. 
Carson, r.g. 
Butterfleld, Edwards, 
O'Connor, r.e. 
Wentworth, q.b. 
Jennings, l.h.b. 
Crolius, r.h.b. 
Stickney, f.b. 



Bowdoin. 

r.e., Bellatty. 

r.t., Albee. 

r.g., Young. 

c, Bodwell. 

l.g., Wentworth. 

l.t., Stockbridge. 

I.e., Clark, Eastman. 

q.b., Hadlock. 

r.li.b., Hunt. 

l.h.b., Cloudman. 

f.b., W.B. Clark. 

Score— Dartmouth 35, Bowdoin 6. Touchdowns — Jen- 
nings 2,. Stickney 3, Crolius 2, Hunt. Goals from touch- 
downs — Jennings 5, W. B. Clark. Umpire — Weeks. Ref- 
eree—Bacon. Linesmen— Redington and Davis. Time — 
20-minute halves. 



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Boivdoin 1902, 11 ; Wesibrook Seminary, 0. 

The only redeeming feature of Saturday, Octo- 
ber 15th, was the Freshman victory at Westbrook, 
over the Westbrook Seminary. The Freshmen did 
not have their 'varsity men with them, and for that 
reason the score seems very good. 

Owing to the sandy condition of the grounds the 
rain had affected them very little and they were in 
good shape for playing when the game was called, 
about 2.30 o'clock. The Bowdoin boys started in 
with a 40-yards run which, but for the fine tackle 
of Thomas of the Seminary, might have been a 
touchdown. Bowdoin scored a few minutes later 
after the Seminary had got the ball down. The 
Seminary was forced to punt, and the ball went 
about 20 yards over the fullback's head by a fluke, 
and a Bowdoin player carried it across the line. 

The second half was very interesting, the Sem- 
inary boys playing a better game than in the first. 
Bowdoin had the ball within half a yard of the line, 
but the Seminary team held them for downs and 
made about ten yards. Just before time was called 
Bowdoin secured its second touchdown on a fumble 
which resulted in Wilson, of the Seminary team, 
getting the ball, but it was not allowed. 

Uptou and Carter played a great game for Bow- 
doin, and Wilson, Thomas, and £Iall for the Sem- 
inary. The line-up was as follows : 

Westbrook Seminary. Bowdoin, 1902. 

Wilson, I.e. 
Koberts, l.t. 
White, l.g. 
Butler, c. 
Ito, r.g. 



Viles, r.e. 
Thompson, q.b. 
Thorns, l.h.b. 
Hall, l.b. 
Twitchell, r.h.b. 



r.e., Emery. 

r.t., Webb. 

r.g., Rodick. 

c, Viles. 

l.g., Barker. 

l.t., Carter. 

I.e., Kelly. 

q.b,, Walker. 

r.h.b., Webber. 

f.b., Upton. 

l.h.b., Giles. 



Touchdowns by Upton and Giles. Murch and Smith, 
referee and umpire. Time-keeper — Smith. Linesmen — 
Watson and Harmon. Time — Two 15-minute halves. 

Bowdoin, 24; Colby, 0. 
Bowdoin scored 24 points on Colby, Wednesday, 
October 19th, in a drizzling rain. It was dissatis- 
faction all around; the spectators and the teams 
were disgusted with the weather, Colby was disap- 
pointed because she was beaten, and Bowdoin was 
mad because the score was not larger. To be sure. 
Brown only made 41 points against the Blue and 
Gray in Providence, and it would seem that Bowdoin 
might be content with 24 points. In all probability 
she would have been well satisfied if she had not 
come so near scoring in three instances that she 
didn't. Perhaps the most unfortunate thing of the 



day was the allowing of Colby's coach, Wentz, to 
serve as umpire. 

Bowdoin played very brilliant foot-ball in spots. 
The first half was as pretty play as could be asked 
from the men. They played a fine, snappy game, 
and seemed to be able to make gains at will with 
the Colby line. In the second half the severe strain 
that has been brought to bear on the team this 
week was manifest. The weak condition of the 
team made the strain of the gauie much more severe 
on the men than under ordinary circumstances. 
So Bowdoin went into the field in not first-class 
condition at all. Stockbridge, Bowdoin's star tackle, 
was out of the game with a bad knee. Jennings at 
center and Veazie at end were also out of the game. 
These men were seriously missed on the team. 
Really it is not to be wondered at that Bowdoin 
weakened fearfully in the second half. Captain 
Clarke was in very poor condition indeed. For 
that matter, he has been on the sick list since the 
Harvard game. 

Colby has a strong defensive team. Its line held 
well, and it broke through the heavier Bowdoin line 
sevend times to tackle behind for a loss. Scannell 
is a strong man and a good foot-ball player. He 
has had a long experience in the game, which has 
given him a splendid confidence in himself. His 
strength lies in his punting and advancing the ball. 
Colby's right tackle, Thayer, 1901, is a better man 
on the defensive than Scannell. He plays hard 
every minute and just as rough as the law allows 
when the umpire is watching, and rougher when he 
is not. The Waterville ends were very weak indeed. 
They were well-nigh powerless against the Bow- 
doin interference. Rice at fullback played a good 
game for Colby. Tupper was sure of his passes at 
quarter. 

For Bowdoin, every man played good foot-ball 
in the first half. The interference was something 
fierce. Cloudman and Hunt were enabled to sail 
around the Colby ends with the interference nearly 
every time. Hunt played a fine game. He was 
laid off in the second half, Bellatty taking his place. 
Hunt is a strong man. He has the double advantage 
of being big and very fast. His dodging was a 
feature. Captain Clarke at times played in his old 
form, but often on the offensive he was indecisive 
and not hard enough. On the defensive, however, 
he proved very strong. Hadlock fumbled badly in 
several instances, but more than made up for it in 
his outside play. He is a bird in the interferences. 
He runs hard and sure. Instead of trying to knock 
his man over and put himself out of the play, too. 



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127 



Hadlock simply drives his man out of the play and 
away from the runner. He is Bowdoin's strong 
hold iu getting into the interference. 

Eastman, 1902, played a fine game at right end. 
There was not a gain made around either his end or 
Albert Clarke's. Clarke was not in good condition 
at all, but he played good foot-ball all the time. 
Bowdoin's men appear to be very strong this year. 

Bodwell played well at center. However, the 
team would be stronger if he was back in his old 
position as guard and Jennings was playing center. 
Albee played his usual fine game. He handled 
Towne, Colby's left tackle, with neatness and dis- 
patch. Wentworth was very strong. He appeared 
to the best advantage in this game that he has for 
a long time. He had Scannell over against him, 
and he found no trouble vpith putting him out of 
the way at suitable moments. 

In the second half, however, and the last part 
of the second half in particular, Bowdoin put up a 
ragged exhibition. Such foot-ball will never do 
against Bates next Saturday. It must be hard and 
fast every rcinute then. Bates's coach, Mr. Hoag, 
and several of the team were interested spectators 
of the Bowdoin style of foot-ball. Coach Hoag has 
had chance to study the Bowdoin game several 
times this fall. He was here at the New Hampshire 
and University of Maine games. He has probably 
formed a very good estimation of the team. It 
would be interesting reading — his opinion. 

The game opened at a little before three with 
the ball in Bowdoin's possession and the west goal. 
Clarke kicked off to Tupper on the 25-yard line. 
Captain Scannell began his great formation play 
that worked havoc on Bowdoin last year. Two 
yards, one yard, no gain, and Albee gets through 
and gets the ball. 

Cloudman makes 12 yards around Dudley's end 
with a fine set of interference. Captain Clark rips 
up Colby's line for the first down. Hunt failed to 
get around Haggerty's end. Captain Clarke puts 
his old life into the play for seven yards. Then 
the Bangor lad. Hunt, sails around the same Mr. 
Haggerty for a touchdown. Walter Clarke kicked 
the goal. Score at end of four minutes, Bowdoin 6, 
Colby 0. 

Rice kicked off to Hunt on Bowdoin's 15-yard 
line. Hunt took the ball about a fathom, only to 
find Mr. Somebody had broken through and was 
laying for him. Freddie Albee worked the tackle 
play and fooled the Kennebec giants for about 30 
yards. Hunt repeated his fathom. Fumble, fumble, 
and Colby's ball; but Colby did not know what to 



do with it. Plunk, plunk, kerplunk, they banged 
at Bowdoin's front door, but all in vain ; Bowdoin 
entertained them heartily. Jack G-regson — poor, 
abused boy, who was taken from halfback and 
made to play tackle in Stockbridge's place— broke 
through Thayer, intercepted the oval, and tucking 
it under his arm, stole some eight or ten yards 
before Captain Chimmie Fadden of Colby knew 
what was up. 

Hunt ran around Mr. Haggerty 10 yards. Cloud- 
man tried the same trick, but was caught in the 
act by Thayer. Walter Clarke made three yards. 
Then Cloudman, the old camel, tucked his chin in 
his jacket and the ball over his heart and ran around 
the good Mr. Dudley for a touchdown. But here 
Mr. Coach-Umpire interfered and gave the ball to 
Colby on her ten-yard line for foul playing. It was 
a decided roast, but only one of many which the 
Pennsylvania substitute inflicted on Bowdoin. 

Colby could not gain, so Eice punted to Clarke 
on 45-yard line. Cloudman repeated his touchdown 
act for Mr. Wentz's benefit for a run of 40 yards. 
Clarke kicked the goal. Score, Bowdoin 12, Colby 0. 

Rice nearly knocked Roy Bodwell over in his 
tracks on the 45-yard line. Roy turned a few air- 
springs, cart-wheels, etc., but all iu the right direc- 
tion. Cloudman made 15 yards by an end-tackle 
play. Albee was unsuccessful iu his second try, 
but Jack Gregson was not found wanting. He took 
the pigskin to Colby's 12-yard line. Captain Clarke 
made two and Hunt four yards. Fumble again, 
and Thayer got the ball for a touchback. Colby 
had a free kick from the 25-yard line. Here was 
just hard luck. 

Rice kicked to Clarke on 55-yard line, who 
returned it to the same place. Rice in turn punted 
back to his own 30-yard line. Then Hunt started 
on one of his triumphal journeys around Mr. Hag- 
gerty. Eastman led the way for him and did the 
prettiest bit of interfering that we have seen for a 
long time. Clarke kicked the goal. Score, Bow- 
doin 18, Colby 0. 

Scannell kicked off to Albert Clark on the 
18-yard line, who made another fine run to the 
35-yard line. Cloudman made 15, Albee 2, Hunt 5, 
and Gregson 8 more. Then Hunt carried the ball 
across again. Mr. Wentz claimed a foul again, 
which was manifestly unfair, because it was as 
pretty a touchdown as ever was made. Colby was 
given the ball on their own 10-yard line. Colby 
punted at once. After three or four more plays, 
time was called with the ball in Bowdoin's hands in 
Colby's territory. 



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In the second half, Bellatty took Hunt's place. 
Colby kicked off to Hadlock on the 15-yard line, 
who ran 15 yards before being brought to the ground. 
Bellatty made 6 yards and 20 yards in two plays. 
Then Clarke made 5 yards and Cloudman 5. Colby 
then took a brace and held Bowdoin for downs. 
Scannell took the ball twice without a gain, and 
Bowdoin got the ball for holding. By rapid play- 
ing, Bowdoin rushed the ball down the field, and 
Cloudman made a touchdown. Clarke kicked the 
goal. Score, Bowdoin 24, Colby 0. 

Scannell kicks to Clarke on 25-yard line. Hill 
takes Bellatty's place at right halfback. Hill made 
30 yards. Then Colby began to take a brace and 
the Bowdoin line to weaken. The teams seesawed 
back and forth for the rest of the half. Clarke and 
Rice exchanged punts twice to Rice's advantage. 
Colby was able at several times to make substantial 
gains by hurling six men at Bowdoin's tackle; but 
Bowdoin held at critical moments, however. Colby 
showed up better the last three or four minutes than 
at any time of the game. Had they had five min- 
utes more Colby vpould surely have scored. Time 
was called on Bowdoin's 35-yard line, with the ball 
in Bowdoin's possession. 

The line-up was as follows : 
Bowdoin. Colby. 



Eastman, r.e. 

Albee, r.t. 

Young, r.g. 

Bodwell, c. 

Wentwortli, I.g. 

Gregson, l.t. 

A. W. Clarke, I.e. 

Hadlock, q.b. 

Hunt, Bellatty, Hill, r.h.b. 

Cloudman, l.h.b. 

Clarke, f.b. 



I.e., Haggerty, Crawshaw. 

l.t., Towne. 

I.g., Atchley. 

c, Allen. 

r.g., Scannell. 

r.t., Thayer. 

r.e., Dudley. 

q.b., Tupper. 

l.h.b.. Shannon, Caine. 

r.h.b., Dearborn. 

f.b.. Rice. 



Score — Bowdoin 24, Colby 0. Touchdowns— Hunt 2, 
Cloudman 2. Goals from touchdowns— Clarke 4. Timers — 
Dr. Frew and J. D. Sinkinson. Umpire— Bacon. Referee — 
Wentz. Linesmen— W. H.White and J. H. Jones. Time — 
20-minute halves. 

Boiudoin, 18 ; Tufts, 11. 

Bowdoin had a very narrow escape from being 
defeated, Saturday afternoon, by the Tufts College 
foot-ball eleven. Tufts scored twice in the lirst half, 
but Bowdoin braced up wonderfully during the 
second half and ran the ball down the field for three 
touchdowns, making the final score 18 to 11 in Bow- 
doin's favor. 

It was the most peculiar and intensely interesting 
game played in Brunswick this fall. The drizzling 
rain made everything disagreeable and the dampness 
hindered the play somewhat, for a slippery ball is 
one of the hardest things in the world to handle. 
When the teams came onto the field, there was con- 
siderable discussion as to the length of halves. 



Tufts scored a touchdown in eight minutes, hav- 
ing lost the ball only once to Bowdoin on downs dur- 
ing that entire time. Bowdoin seemed to have for- 
gotten the fact that she had ever known how to play 
foot-ball, and her opponents were able to do almost 
as they pleased. Tufts, however, was unable to make 
any long runs, 20 yards being the biggest gain they 
made during the game. That distance was covered 
by Tufts once in the first half and once in the second ; 
Carpenter made the first 20-yard run, and Ray the 
other, Ray also making another gain of 14 yards, 
while at another time Eriksson took the ball up for 
17 yards more. 

Ray, Carpenter, and Kempton played the best 
game for Tufts, although every man they had played 
a hard game. They almost entirely used line plays 
with great eft'ect. 

The first half, Bowdoin did not seem to under- 
stand Tufts's method of procedure, but the second 
half, the home team played an entirely diiferent 
game, and it took them just two minutes and a half 
to carry the ball down the field and across the line. 

During the first half, Bowdoin only had the ball 
twice, and both times failed to make her distance 
in the first three downs. In the second half it was 
just reversed, Tufts being unable to secure the ball 
more than twice and then she could not keep it. 

Bowdoin deserves both blame and praise, — blame 
for the manner in which they played the first part of 
the game, and in allowing their opponents to even 
score once, much less twice; they deserve praise for 
the way in which they went into the game the last 
half, for then the team made a fine up-hill fight and 
handled the boys from College Hill in a rather sur- 
prising fashion after the disgraceful exhibition of 
foot-ball witnessed the first 1.5 minutes. 

Hunt and Albee played a star game, Hunt repeat- 
edly going for short gains and Albee doing much the 
same thing ; once, however, going down the field for 
23 yards. On the first kick-off by Tufts in the second 
half, Bellatty secured the ball and made a beautiful 
run of 40 yards before he could be slopped. 

Hadlock played his usual brilliant game and 
Captain Clarke, who played only in the second half, 
did good work at bucking the line After Bowdoin 
woke up to the fact that the score was 11 to in 
Tufts's favor, every man on the team played a great 
game, and no one deserves more praise than another. 

On account of the bad weather, only a small 
crowd was present at three o'clock, when the game 
was called. Tufts had the west goal and Bowdoin 
the kick-off. Captain Clarke was not playing, so 
Cloudman kicked, but only sent the ball 10 yards, 
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of line plays, sending their backs for three, eight, 
and three yards, respectively. Carpenter then took 
the ball and started down the field for a long run, 
but was stopped by a brilliant tackle of Eastman's, 
after he had made 20 yards. 

Tufts then tried more line plays and took the pig- 
skin to Bowdoin's 10-yard line, where Carpenter was 
stopped by Albert Clarke. On the next play, Upton 
broke through, causing Tufts to lose 44 yards. Car- 
penter came up two yards, but it was Bowdoin's ball 
on downs. Cloudman made eight yards, but a 
fumble cost Bowdoin a yard and Hunt lost five more. 
Upton then attempted a long punt, but only sent the 
ball 15 yards, where it was downed. Tufts started 
down the field in good earnest, and after a few short 
rushes, Kempton took the ball across the line for 
a touchdown just eight m'inutes after play began. 
Kempton kicked liis own goal, making Tufts 6 to 
Bowdoin 0. 

Bowdoin kicked off to the 1.3-yard line, but Tufts 
took the ball back 1.5 yards before it was downed. 
One short gain, and Ray went ahead for 14 yards. 
Collins made two and Kempton three more. Several 
more short rushes, and Eriksson went through 
between Albee and Young for 17 yards. Carpenter 
and Eriksson kept on pounding the line until they 
were within eight yards of Bowdoin's goal, where 
the home team held and secured the ball on downs. 
Hunt tried a punt, but the wind was against him and 
the ball sailed up into the air, came down a few yards 
in front of the goal, bounded back across the line, 
and Milliken fell on it, giving Tufts lier second touch- 
down. Kempton failed on a try for goal, and the 
score was Tufts, 11 ; Bowdoin, 0. 

Bovpdoin kicked oif to the 80-yard line, where A. 
Clarke secured the ball, but to no avail. After three 
vain rushes, Bowdoin lost the ball, having failed to 
make her distance. Eriksson took the ball, but East- 
man and Young got in some good work and Tufts 
lost half a yard. Gregson broke through on the nest 
play and Tufts lost a yard more. Time was called 
with the ball on Tufts's 24-yard line, in her posses- 
sion. 

The second half opened in a more encouraging 
fashion for the Bowdoin supporters. With the score 
11 to in her favor, Tufts kicked off to the 2o-yard 
line, where Bellatty, who had taken Eastman's place 
at end, secured the ball and made a brilliant run of 
40 yards. Hunt made 11, and carried the ball 
for 54 more. Albee then started down the field and 
was not stopped until he had covered 23 yards. 
Cloudman made another short gain and then took the 
ball across the line, Bowdoin having consumed just 
two minutes and 37 seconds in covering the 85 yards 



from the kick-off. Captain Clarke kicked a beautiful 
goal, and the score was Tufts, 11 ; Bowdoin, 6. 

Tufts kicked off to the 13-yard line, but W. Clarke 
made 12 yards before he was downed. Hunt made 
six, Cloudman one, and then that same old "Cloudy " 
made 15 yards more. Albee made 4^ yards and then 
Captain Clarke punted to Tufts's 2-yard line, where 
Almeida fell on the ball. A fake kick was tried and 
Collins made 6^. Eriksson was stopped by Young's 
tackle, but Tufts carried the ball up 25 yards from 
her goal line before the Bowdoin line could break 
through and secure the ball on a fumble. Bowdoin 
attempted line plays, but failed to make her dis- 
tance, and Tufts again secured the ball. Ray made a 
20-yard run around Albert Clarke's end, but Bowdoin 
quickly secured the ball through holding in the line. 
Gregson, Albee, Cloudman, and Hunt were then used 
alternately, and Bowdoin carried the ball straight 
down the field for another touchdown, made by Cap- 
tain Clarke, who kicked his own goal, making the 
score Bowdoin, 12; Tufts, 11. 

With three minutes more to play. Tufts kicked 
oft" to the 15-yard line, but Hadlock came up 25 yards 
before he could be downed. Gregson made six, Hunt 
four, and then Hunt went dashing through the line 
for 20 yards more. Cloudman started around Tufts's 
left end for seven yards, when he was tackled by 
Robinson. This tackle finished Tufts's plucky left 
end, for Cloudman's knee took him in the head and 
he was forced to retire, O'Donnell taking his place. 
Hunt took the ball to Tufts's 12-yard line, and Greg- 
son carried it over for another touchdown. W. 
Clarke kicked the goal, and Bowdoin was 18 to Tufts 
11. Veazie took Bellatty's place at end, but time 
was almost up, and when Tufts had kicked off to W. 
Clarke, who carried the ball up for 35 yards, the 
whistle blew and the game was finished, with Bow- 
doin in possession of the ball on her 45-yard line. 

The line-up of the teams was as follows : 

Bowdoin. Tufts. 
Eastman, Bellatty, Veazie, r.e. I.e., Robinson, O'Donnell. 

Albee, r.t. l.t., (Capt.) Carpenter. 

Young, r.g. l.g., Bartlett. 

Bodwell, c. c, Gale. 

Wentworth, l.g. r.g., Pierce. 

Gregson, l.t. r.t., Collins. 

A. W. Clarke, I.e. r.e., Milliken. 

Hadlock, q.b. q.b., Almeida. 

Hunt, r.h.b. l.h.b., Ray. 

Cloudman, l.h.b. r.h.b., Eriksson. 

Upton, Clarke (Capt.), f.b. f.b., Kempton. 

Score — Bowdoin, IS; Tufts, 11. OlEcials — Bacon, Bow-- 
doin; E. G. Marble, Tufts. Timers— J. D. Sinkinson, F. 
W. Knowlton. Linesmen — White, Litchfield. Touch- 
downs— Cloudman, W. Clarke, Gregson, Kempton, Milli- 
ken. Goals— "W. Clarke, 3; Kempton. Time— ]5-minute 
halves. 



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On Sunday, October 9tli, Beadle, 1900, addressed 
the association on tlie subject of visions. He said 
in part, that to be great we must have visions, and 
by visions is meant ideals. Great men have done 
great things, not because they have had external help 
but because they have had visions. Purposeless- 
ness is the bane of all existence. If vpe would be 
great we must have visions, that is, ideals. And it 
is the instrument of the vision that determines 
what we shall see. This is not only true of the body 
and mind, but also of the soul. 

The meeting of Thursday, October 13th, was a 
Missionary meeting. Robinson, 1900, was the leader, 
and he, together with the other speakers that fol- 
lowed him, made the meeting one of more than 
ordinary interest. Without doubt these missionary 
nights will be something instructive and interesting 
to every one who attends them, and we may all 
look forward to the next one with eagerness and 
anticipation. 

The address of Professor Chapman of Sunday, 
October 16tb, was of his usually thoughtful manner. 
After speaking of the many associations connected 
with the room where the meeting was held, and 
welcoming the association to the use of it, the Pro- 
fessor announced his subject as the difference 
between desiring things and choosing things. " The 
difference is obvious but important," said the Pro- 
fessor. "Our nature is so constituted that we 
desire those things that appeal to us. The more 
richly one is endowed with susceptibility the more 
one desires, yet one cannot live long without seeing 
that he cannot have everything. He has to live on 
the principle of selection and rejection." The Pro- 
fessor then spoke of the many things men aim at; 
education, money, reputation, fame, etc., and how 
one may choose and hold to his choice, and another 
may desire and choose, but when he comes to see the 
many things that he must reject if he choose his 
desire, he does not hold to it. A great many things 
are fine to choose, but they make necessary the 
rejection of others equally to be desired. We can- 
not choose all things. If a man is selfish or open- 
hearted, thievish or honest, upright or mean, it is 
because he has chosen that course and rejected the 
others. " We have an example of this," the Pro- 
fessor continued, " and perhaps the most notable 
example of choice in the world, in the words of the 
writer of the Gospel to the Hebrews : 



2.5 'By faith, Moses, when he was come to 
years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's 
daughter; 

26 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the 
people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin 
for a season.' " 

The Professor concluded by saying that we 
must choose the right and reject the wrong, if we 
would be manly and true; and that it is as a result 
of refusing to give up something that involved 
other things more pleasant, that some of the most 
gifted men have accomplished nothing. 




'37. -William Henry Clark, 
'whose death some time since 
has been only recently announced, 
' was a native of Hallowell, Maine. He 
was graduated at Bowdoin College in 1837, 
in the same class with Governor John A. 
Andrew and other eminent men, and was one 
of the two or three who ranked as the first 
scholars of that class. He studied law with his 
father, William Clark, also a graduate of Bowdoin 
(in 1810), a prominent lawyer of Hallowell, one of 
the commissioners to codify the Maine statutes, and 
highly estimated for legal learning and ability by 
his contemporaries and by those who had been stu- 
dents in his ofiQce, among whom was the late Henry 
W. Paine of the Suffolk bar. In 1840 he became a 
member of the Maine bar, and later a member of 
the Pennsylvania bar. In 1849 he left Hallowell, 
where he had been practicing law as his father's 
partner, and went to California, arriving in San 
Francisco in September, 1849. Here he began at 
once the practice of law, and continued therein for 
more than twenty years. He conducted some of the 
most important of the early land cases which settled 
the law for many of the California titles. He was 
elected judge of the city and county court of San 
Francisco. In 1869-70 he was president of the well- 
known society of California Pioneers. Soon after he 
retired from professional life, and in 1878 took up 
his residence at his ranch in San Mateo, well known 
in that vicinity as Clark's ranch. In 1880 he came 
east and settled in Waltham, where he lived in 
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'60.— We reprint the following from the Portland 
Baily Eastern Argus : 

Recently the lawyers of this city were in a way 
under discussion, and at last a well-known news- 
paper mau said, "I never like to try to report Judge 
Symonds. I want to give every word he says, and 
that is of course impossible, and then I want to sit 
and listen and admire with the rest. I had rather 
hear him speak than to attend a banquet." 

Probably every newspaper man of this city would 
agree with him. It is an easy thing to give an 
abstract of an address or an argument, but it is also 
commonly a very ansatisfactory thing. When Judge 
Symonds speaks, there is a feeling to all, "This 
ought to be printed in full." 

Judge Symonds is one of the best-known men of 
this city, and he has gained his prominence in city 
and state solely by reason of great ability and con- 
stant application. He has never held any very 
important ofSces outside of his "elevation to the 
bench," as the term is, and he has never seemingly 
cared for political honors. It goes without the 
saying that he is the head of the bar of Maine. 
That position he took by common consent, and has 
held it with ease. He was not a member of the 
Supreme Court long enough to stamp his personality, 
as it were, on the jurisprudence of the state. He 
will not be remembered as will Judge Peters, or 
Judge Walton, as a judge, but he has made for 
himself a place outside his profession, and apart 
from his opinions while a member of the highest 
court of the state. That Judge Symonds is a great 
lawyer, no one will for a moment question. He has 
been now a long time at the bar, has argued very 
many important causes, and has had a remarkable 
degree of success. Whenever it is announced that 
he is to make an argument, there is a crowded 
court house. The cause may not be so very impor- 
tant, or the defendant or respondent so very inter- 
esting, but there is always the same desire on the 
part of the people to listen to the advocate. 

Judge Symonds is a great lawyer, but he is a 
greater orator. The art of oratory is not yet among 
the lost arts, but it is among the neglected arts. 
We have good speakers by the score, but few 
orators. Almost any man will speak fairly well if 
you give him a subject he knows something about, 
and now and then one will speak fairly well on 
subjects regarding which he is profoundly ignorant. 
Mark Twain on one occasion asked to be assigned 
to the department of agriculture of a magazine, 
because he said that he had long felt that he could 
give the farmers good advice, and largely because 



he knew so little about farming. He did know, he 
said, something about wild oats, and how to sow 
them, and what sort of a harvest to expect, but 
outside of that, his ignorance was so complete that 
he thought he could be of real value to the publica- 
tion. Take the average after-dinner speaking, and 
it will be found fairly good, sometimes very good. 
The ordinary political speaker says what he has to 
say well and to the point. Mr. Dingley will make 
statistics seem interesting, but then you know he is 
supposed to know all about statistics, and that you 
ought to be willing to be instructed. Mr. Reed 
throws out witty suggestions, and abuses the other 
party in a bright way. You are interested in Mr. 
Dingley, but you applaud Mr. Reed. 

Judge Symonds is a master of his peculiar style 
of speaking. He is direct and to the point. He 
speaks, not because he has been asked to speak, 
but because he has something to say. He stands 
before his jury convinced of the justice of his cause, 
and unwilling to believe for a moment that any 
reasonable man could take any other view of the 
matter. 

He never descends to trickery. He probably 
never accepted a retainer in the case without feeling 
that he was not only on the side likely to win, but 
on the side of right. He once called in e.tperts to 
testify regarding one of the many points involved in 
a complicated case, and when the court — the dis- 
tinguished and greatly honored jurist who recently 

' retired from the bench, said, "I think, Judge 
Symonds, that you agree with me that this class of 

I evidence is open to suspicion and is to be taken 
with hesitation?" Judge Symonds at once assented. 
He was not willing to rest, as he did not rest his 
case on that line of evidence. In his remarkably 
brilliant and entirely convincing and successful 
closing argument, he did not refer to that testimony 
at all except to claim for his experts an equal 
authority and credibility with the experts called by 
the other side. He brushed that evidence away 
almost in a paragraph. In effect, he said to the 
jury: " The learned attorney who is opposed to me 
saw fit to call in certain men who claim to be 
experts, and they gave evidence in your hearing. 
And I called certain other men, who also qualified 
as experts, and they were examined in your hear- 
ing. But, gentlemen, their evidence is of no sort 
of consequence. Put one against the other, and 
then don't let their evidence weigh with you one 
way or the other." And as it happened, as one of 
the jury long after said, the jury had reached that 
very conclusion. The few words said by the court, 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



and the ready assent given by Judge Symonds to 
the words of Judge Walton did, as a matter of fact, 
take that class of evideuce quite out of the case. 

Judge Symonds, no matter whether before the 
full bench or before a jury, is everywhere and always 
interesting, forceful, and logical. He interests, even 
when he is by the very force of circumstances at a 
disadvantage. A few mouths ago he wrote a brief 
on an abstract poiut of law. The case, while of 
great importance, was not one likely to be under- 
stood by the lay mind, and yet the newspaper men 
selected that brief as their one bit of solid ground, 
and they made it their own statement of the case. 
They were not searching for a dull array of cita- 
tions, but for an interesting and clear statement of 
the case, and having found it they made it their 
own. 

Judge Symonds is never commonplace, but that 
may be due to the fact that his are never common- 
place themes. He is nearly always eloquent. Take 
his very uoble oration when the portrait of General 
Neal Dow was presented to the city by Colonel 
Dow, and accepted by His Honor Mayor Randall. 
His was the tribute of a hero-worshiper, not of one 
who had been in all things in accord with the great 
reformer, or of one blind to his mistakes, but it 
voiced the sentiments of the great majority of those 
present who had known General Dow, and who 
knowing had admired, even if they had not followed 
him. The orator promised tliat "no line of dis- 
puted bouudary shall be crossed' by me," and he 
kept his word. But how true was his portrait of 
the man Portland had known so well. The ancient 
soldier lived again; a man not devoted to an idea, 
but who left all "for a theory of legislation," a man 
in whom no element of knightly honor was wanting, 
a man of courtly presence. Portland knew all that 
before, but still it all seemed new to those who 
listened to Judge Symonds. He was re-telling a 
familiar story. 

There were those in Portland who remembered 
how the old soldier fought, and how bitter were his 
words, but all the same they recognized the truth 
of what Judge Symonds said : " He charged upon 
those who, he thought, stood in the way of his 
cause, as Christian upon Apollyon." It was a bold 
figure of speech, but it was true. 

And then when he said of General Dow that his 
followers "here and elsewhere, at home and abroad, 
looking to him as leader and guide, and looking to 
him far in advance, never saw a faltering step, 
listening to him never heard a word of doubt or 
fear, only the clarion notes from further and further 



height," he said what all men knew to be true. 
There was no thought of praise, certainly no thought 
of over-praise, but simply a desire to state in fitting 
words accepted facts. 

Then, by way of contrast, take the speech in 
which he presented the name of Thomas B. Reed 
and moved his nomination. That was the speech 
of a friend. He recognized, as did all present, that 
Reed as a Congressman and as a man might have 
his faults, that they might not all agree with him, 
and that they might even wish that he would in 
some respects keep closer in touch with his party, 
but he and they had never thought of turning from 
their great leader because of anything he might do 
or say. Administrations might oppose him, senators 
might not be in accord with him, alleged leaders 
might plot to deprive him of the speakership, but 
that orator and that convention, and the party in 
the district back of all, would stand by Reed and 
no other, him and no lesser, to the end. 

How truly he defined the position of the Repub- 
lican party in this district when he said that it 
"seeks no pledge of him but himself." 

"A statesman is a dead politician," said Thomas 
B. Reed, and so, accepting his own definition, he is 
not a statesman; but it may be said that Judge 
Symonds said exactly the right thing at exactly 
the right time of the dead soldier and reformer and 
of the living politician and congressman. 

In a large sense. Judge Symonds may be said to 
have succeeded. He was early called from the bar 
to the bench, a just and fit recognition, as all felt, 
of his great legal attainments and of his admitted 
ability. He retired from the bench in order that he 
might once more engage actively in his chosen and 
loved profession, and at once took his place at the 
head of the bar of his state. Political honors he 
has never sought, and all else has come to him in 
profusion. The respect of his fellow-citizens, the 
admiration of his associates, great professional 
success, the wide-spread reputation his eloquence 
has deserved. 

Standing before the Psi Upsilon fraternity of 
Bowdoin College, Judge Symonds said: 

"It is doubtless true that the loftiest life, the 
most complete life, must be, must seem to itself at 
its close, but a vast, unfinished pile. With what- 
ever fidelity it may have been lived, though no line 
even of the most delicate tracery may want the 
best of the artist's skill, still the structure cannot 
have been built out to the proportions of the ideal 
plan. The wealth of quarries, who no other hand 
can work, lies scattered about, there to remain; 



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133 



not to be lifted to its place, the mystery of tbe 
beauty that was to be, lost, or but dimly seen in 
the finished fragment, or half wrought out in glit- 
tering lines upon the polished stone. 

"The unfinished window in Aladdin's tower 
Unfinished must remain." 

'63.— By the liindness of George A. Emery, Class 
of 1863, the library has recently received an auto- 
graph copy of the ode, " The Sons of Bowdoin," by 
William B. Walter, written for the Sophomore Class 
Fourth of July celebration in 1816, and found among 
the papers of Moses Emery of the Class of 1818. 

74.— The annotated edition of the Sir Roger do 
Coverley Papers, by D. Q. S. Lowell, first issued in 
June, 1896, was reprinted in June and October of 
1897, and again in May and August of this year. 

'87.— Charles J. Goodwin, A.M., Ph.D., has ac- 
cepted a position as instructor of Greek in St. 
Stephen's College, Annandale, N. Y., a town on the 
Hudson, about one hundred miles from New York 
City. Dr. Goodwin goes as a substitute for the pro- 
fessor in Greek, and his engagement is for one year. 
His eminent fitness for the position is known to all 
his acquaintances. He is a graduate of Bowdoin 
and of Johns Hopkins, and at two different periods 
has studied in the German universities. His natur- 
ally strong mental powers have been thoroughly 
disciplined, and his breadth of knowledge and 
thought, coupled with elegance of diction, entitle 
him to a place in the highest scholastic and literary 
circles. 

'93. — Among the resolutions passed by the sol- 
diers on the U. S. S. Panama, off Fortress Monroe, 
October 5, 1898, the Washington Post gives the fol- 
lowing : 

Resolved — That our thanks are due Lieut. W. P. 
Chamberlain and his assistants for their skillful 
treatment of our cases, for their readiness to answer 
calls at all hours, for their painstaking care in see- 
ing that every man was properly fed, quartered, 
and in cases of those too weak to care for them- 
selves, attended to, and for the uniformly friendly 
manner in which they treated every man. 

'94.— Rufus Henry Hinkley, Jr., of Portland, it 
is announced, is engaged to be married to Miss 
Pauline Warner of Boston. 

'95.— Ralph T. Parker is the junior member of 
the new law firm of Bisbee & Parker, which has 
opened its offlce at Rumford Palls. Mr. Parker, who 
has been in Mr. Bisbee's office since August, was 
admitted to practice in New Hampshire the past 
July, and has been admitted as a member of the 
Oxford county bar at the present October term. 



While Mr. Parker comes from Farmington, N. H., 
he was born and reared in York County, Me., and 
lived in Maine till within a few years. Mr. Parker 
is twenty-seven years old and comes well prepared 
to enter the practice of law. He was graduated 
from Bowdoin in the Class of 1895. He has taken 
a course at the Boston Law School, and has had 
nearly three years' experience in a law offlce. Mr. 
Bisbee's general business has taken him away from 
his offlce much of the time, and he has needed a 
partner to attend to the local business. 

'95. — George C. Webber, Lewiston, principal of 
Hampden Academy, is meeting with marked success 
in his work. This is his third year in the school, 
and he has by his zeal raised the ratio of the school 
from an average of 26 pupils to 89. The trustees 
have also given him another assistant, Mr. Ossian 
Taylor, Colby, 1901, so with its able corps of teach- 
ers the prosperity of one of the oldest academies 
of the state seems assured. 

'95. — Harry B. Russ is pleasantly located in the 
practice of law in Portland. His card reads : Harry 
B. Russ, Attorney-at-Law, Real Estate, and Col- 
lections, 106-A Exchange Street, Room 4, Portland, 
Maine. 

'96.— Henry H. Pierce, who has recently gradu- 
ated from the New York School of Law, has entered 
the firm of Lee & Pierce, attorneys and counselors 
at law, in New York City, 32 Nassau Street. 

'97. — Reuel W. Smith entered the Harvard Law 
School this fall. 

'98.— John W. Condon is reporting on the Port- 
land Evening Courier, of Portland, Me. 

'98.— Frederick E. Drake is in his father's office 
in Bath. 

'98.— Hugh F. Graham is studying in Brunswick, 
this fall. 

'98. — Herbert N. Gardner is principal of the Pat- 
ten High School, in Penobscot County. 

'98. — Moulton A. Hills is working in Brownville 
in the quarries. 

'98.— Eugene T. Miuott is sub-master of Wilton 
Academy. 

'98.— Thomas L. Pierce is in the Flint & Pere 
Marquette freight office at Port Huron, Michigan. 

'98. — Cassius C. Williamson is assistant to Pro- 
fessor Robinson, in chemistry, at Bowdoin. 

'98.— Emery G. Wilson is studying law in a Port- 
land office. 

'98. — Frank A. Thompson has a fine position with 
the new English concern that has control of the 
fisheries of the Atlantic coast. He is in the depart- 
ment of Maine. 



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'98. — Edward Hutchiags is studying law. 

'98.— Alpheus G. Varuey is studying in North 
Windtiam for tlie civil service examinations. 

'98. — George L. Dillaway of Brunswick, has en- 
tered the Harvard Law School. 

'98.— John A. Scott is sub-master under Hoyt 
A. Moore, '95, principal in Ellsworth High School. 

'98. — Charles S. Pettengill is principal of the 
Milbridge High School. 

'98. — Thomas L. Marble is sub- master in the 
Gorham High School, Gorham, N. H. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall or Eta, e a x, ? 
October 3, 1898. \ 

Whereas, It has pleased our Almighty Father 
in his infinite wisdom, to remove from our midst 
our beloved brother, Walter W. Poor, of the Class 
of 1891, be it 

Besolved, That the Eta Charge of e A X loses in 
him a brother who was ever true to his ideals of 
duty and manliness, and ever unceasing in acts of 
love and devotion to the Fraternity ; be it 

Resolved, That we deeply lament his death, and 
that we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his rela- 
tives and friends ; be it further 

Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be 
sent to the family of the deceased and to the Bow- 
DoiN Orient. 

LUCIBN P. LiBBY, 

Charles H. Potter, 
Ernest T. Smith, 

Committee for the Charge. 



Maybury, the western sprinter, who was to have 
entered Harvard, has been declared a professional. 

An exchange estimates that the average cost of 
fitting out a player on a big 'varsity eleven is $40. 

The entering class at Yale, in both classical and 
scientific departments, numbers 585. 

The University of Michigan has recently ex- 
pended $100,000 in repairs and improvements. 

A charter for a Phi Beta Kappa chapter has 
been granted to Vassar College this year. 

The flag presented by the Yale undergraduates 
to the cruiser Yale, has been returned to New 
Haven, and will be preserved as a trophy. 

John Hall, end on last year's Yale team, is coach- 
ing the Carlisle Indian School team. 




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Vol. XXVIII., No. 9.— November 9, 1898. 

Editorial Notes 135 

Communication 136 

CoLLEGii Tabula 138 

Athletics 141 

Y. M. C. A 144 

Debating Society 145 

Personal 146 

College World , , 148 




The Orient mourns as deeply as the 
student body at the outcome of Maine's 
greatest foot-ball game. Undoubtedly Bates 
has this year the finest team that has ever 
represented that institution, while Bowdoin's 
team is not so absolutely superior to former 
Bowdoin teams. Realizing the status of 
affairs, Bowdoin did her best to prepare her 
team to wipe out last year's defeat and regain 
the foot-ball supremacy of the state. The 
result of the game hardly did this, yet it 
showed up in its best light the Bowdoin 
spirit and grit. 

The next thing to knowing a thing, we 
are told, is knowing where to find it, and so 
in a contest of any kind, the next thing to 
victory is honorable defeat. The realization 
of having done one's best, and having done 
well, should only nerve the contestant on to 
more strenuous effort. The Orient is sure, 
and affairs since the Bates game show con- 
clusively, that the athletic spirit at Bowdoin 
so takes its defeat. If Bowdoin's athletic 
supremacy over her sister Maine colleges is 
over, as many predict, the lesson in taking 
defeat manfully comes in very opportunely, 
and Bowdoin may rest assured with no little 
pride that she will always have the hearty 
support and co-operation that she has always 
had. Her straightforward and above-board 



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methods and practices in athletic affairs will 
always command the respect that they have 
in the past. 



TTfHE Orient recently received a marked 
-^ copy of the Ame/Hcmi Economist. This 
paper is not a regular exchange of the Oei- 
BNT, and the editors at once hastened to 
satisfy their curiosity as to the marked pas- 
sages. Investigation proved the object of 
their search to be a criticism of Professor 
MacDonald's article on "Imperialism," which 
came out in the October Forum, The merits 
of Professor MacDonald's article are appre- 
ciated to a certain degree, and the critic 
gives the Professor credit for not being 
"a shameless mugwump." Then the critic 
goes on to disagree with Professor MacDon- 
ald and to say that if he had "ever studied 
England's institutions" he would have writ- 
ten differently. The evident ignorance of 
the critic of the man whom he is criticizing, 
and his manner of going at his work, make 
his production seem grotesque to those who 
know and appreciate Professor MacDonald. 
A dose of his own remedy would undoubt- 
edly benefit the critic and in no way impair 
the points which he tries to make. 



IT seems fitting that Bowdoin should com- 
memorate, in some way, the services of 
her sons who participated in the Spanish- 
American war. Bowdoin's part in the con- 
troversy is certainly worthy of permanent 
notice. While not so large a part as that of 
some larger institutions, still it is none the 
less genuine and honorable. Brave men of 
Bowdoin have given their lives in the service 
of our country. They have seen their duty 
and allowed no sacrifice to stand in the way 
of the performance of it. The honors of 
war are theirs. Bowdoin men equally as 
brave were not called upon to sacrifice their 
lives. They went and they did their duty, 
however, Ap equal tribute of houor, though 



without the halo of sorrowful affection which 
death throws around the departed, is due to 
them. 

Bowdoin has remembered the splendid 
record of her sons in the Civil War by mag- 
nificent bronze memorials. Is it not appro- 
priate that the College should make some 
effort to commemorate the work of her sons 
in the late war? Harvard has taken steps 
to erect a memorial gate to her heroes. 
Other colleges are making preparations for 
memorial ceremonies. Bowdoin certainly 
should not be backward in showing her 
appreciation of the honors brought to her 
hearthstones by her soldier sons. 

The Orient begs leave to suggest that 
the student body meet in mass-meeting at 
an early date to consider ways and means 
for a suitable demonstration of the College's 
feeling and respect for its sons of the Span- 
ish-American war. It is better that the 
student body should take the active part in 
the matter and should inaugurate the idea. 
The college might do worse than have a 
celebration in Memorial Hall with an oration 
from the undergraduate body, a poem, and 
addresses by famous members of the Alumni. 
A mass-meeting of the College, however, 
should be held at once. 



©or^n^ar^iGatiorp. 

To the Editors of the Orient : 

ypHE strength of class feeling and of col- 
•^ lege loyalty has often been illustrated 
in the history of Bowdoin and other New 
England colleges, yet a recent manifestation 
of it is so unique, that I ask you to reprint 
from a recent class report, the sketch of John 
Stacy Tucker of the Class of 1853, with the 
account of the beautiful memorial placed in 
the library by his classmates last Commence- 
ment. 

At the entrance of our class iu 1849, 



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John Stacy Tucker was its oldest member. 
Delayed by the narrowness of his circum- 
stances, his ambition for a liberal education 
was not to be yielded to this unfavorable 
condition. Hon. S. F. Humphrey of the 
Class of 1848, under whose tuition his pre- 
paratory studies were pursued, remembers 
him well as a most faithful student, and an 
excellent scholar, notably in the Latin 
tongue. Taking from the first a creditable 
rank in his class, his faithful work promised 
a good degree of success. But further 
obstacles were to block the path which he 
had entered so perseveringly, and before the 
close of the Freshman year he terminated 
his connection with the college. It is under- 
stood that the loss of the entire savings of 
his previous frugal life compelled this sur- 
render of his cherished desire. 

His after life was occupied in the 
mechanical pursuits, in which he had previ- 
ously been trained, where his characteristic 
perseverance secured a moderate competence. 
An intimate associate in Milford, Mass., 
where most of his life was passed, writes: 
" Mr. Tucker was a most worthy man, who 
never married, and seemed to have more 
than his share of sorrow and disappointment. 
His attachments were apparently very strong, 
and it appears that the Class of '53 was 
never forgotten." 

Few of his classmates had the opportu- 
nity of meeting him after his departure from 
college, but the limitless scrutiny of our 
secretary, Wheeler, which no one of his class 
could elude, kept our brother, Tucker, in 
touch with the associates of his earlier years, 
and his sincere heart responded to the inspi- 
ration of fraternal fellowship, with a \yarmth 
of affection never chilled while life remained. 
At each succeeding reunion, regret for his 
absence was tempered by repeated letters, 
indicating his attachment for his unforgotten 
classmates, and giving evidence that his 
early love had not disappeared under stress 
of failure in his youthful plans. 



At the fortieth anniversary (in 1893) a 
mostinteresting communication was received, 
expressing his unfading affection in words 
which, for culture and refinement, left noth- 
ing to be desired. 

Soon after his death, which occurred 
within a few months of that occasion, the 
secretary was advised that in the clause of 
his last will, naming as residuary legatees, 
numerous charitable, reformator}', and patri- 
otic associations, was mentioned, "the Bow- 
doin College Class of 1853, to be paid to the 
class secretary and used as the surviving 
members may vote to use it." This testa- 
mentary provision, so far as known to the 
writer, is unprecedented in the experience 
of college classes, and illustrates the constant 
interest of one in a college whose benefits 
he shared in so limited measure, and his 
attachment to a class, from personal inter- 
course with which he was so soon debarred. 

He was a man of high aims, whom disap- 
pointment had not soured, and whose lofty 
purposes sustained him under all the defeated 
plans of his life. No man, who lived and 
died as he did, can be regarded as unsuc- 
cessful, and no one in the Class of 1853 pos- 
sesses the respect of his classmates in greater 
degree. His thoughtful gift has been used 
in a manner to perpetuate his memory, as 
a friend of his class and his college. A plain 
cabinet of solid material and construction, 
as befits the character of the giver, filled 
with choice books, many of which illustrate 
the builder's art, to which his life was 
devoted, is placed in the college library. 
Within each volume are engraved these 
words: 

Bowdoin College, 

From the Class of 1853, 

In memory of one of its membiTS, 

John Stacy Tucker, 

July 4, 1821-Oct()bBr 30, 1893, 

Whose affectionate testamentary remembrance of 

the Class is thus carried into effect 

according to its vote. 

1898. 



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The one hundred and fifty volumes in 
which this label is placed, are carefully 
selected reference books on art, dealing 
especially with its application to architectirre 
and every-day life. The attractive case, 
with a brief catalogue of its contents, stands 
at the left of the entrance to Bannister Hall. 




Mrs. Young, wife of Pro- 
fessor Stephen J. Young, late 
treasurer of tbis college, has kindly 
loaned to the college several valuable 
paintings and engravings. They are 
now on exhibitipn in the Walker Art 
Building. There are three landscapes hy Philip H. 
Holmes of Gardiner, an artist whose woodland and 
marine scenes, distinctive iu Maine, have won him 
an honorable position in American art. By the 
way, it is interesting to note that the college takes 
great and live interest in Maine artists, whose works 
it always exhibits with pride. Perhaps the best of 
Holmes's landscapes is the marine scene, which is said 
to be a favorite of Professor Charles Eliot Norton 
of Harvard. Two paintings represent modern Eus- 
sian art, which is distinguished by its clear-cut 
tone and careful detail. Tlie sixth picture is a 
skating scene by Andrew Sehelfort, one of the 
greatest of modern Dutch painters, famed for his 
winter landscapes. In contrast to this is an example 
of modern French art, a cavalier in gay colors. 
Passing on to the engravings, we note Le Belisaire 
of Grerard, engraved by Desnoyers; a beautiful 
engraving of Michiel's, representing an old blind 
man and his pretty daughter; Guido Eheni's 
"Aurora," by Raphael Morgan, one of the best- 
known engravers of the time; and Nordhum's 
engraving of the Sistine Madonna. There is an 
etching by Macbeth of George Mason's " Harvest 
Moon." Mason is a type of the modern English 
painters, who pay more regard to sentiment than 
anatomy, and whose work is consequently more 
popular than proper. Thus it will be seen that in 
these pictures, so kindly loaned, the Art Collection 
has examples of several kinds of art, which are of 



great benefit to all art students. It is a singular 
fact that in the Walker Building, while there are 
so many originals, there are practically no valuable 
engravings and but very few good photographs. 
A collection of photographs of high grade and a 
few engravings would fill out a long-felt want. 

Did those songs hoodoo us? 

The yagger war has subsided. 

Joe Mahoney is sporting a new pipe.' 

Bowdoin flags are much in evidence. 

Ben Barker, 1902, spent Sunday in Portland. 

The A. D.'s went to Jake's one evening last 
week. , - 

Cram, '99, is at work in the Pension Office at 
Augusta. 

Hunt, '98, was on the campus last week on his 
way to Boston. 

The Seniors are hard at work on their essays to 
President Hyde. 

Professor Chapman granted his classes adjourns 
on October 27th. 

Professor MacDonald left Tuesday for a week's 
trip to Vermont. 

Gregson, 1901, and Hunt, 1902, spent last Sun- 
day in Lewiston. 

A base-ball game has been arranged with 
Harvard for May 3d. 

Why doesn't somebody rejuvenate the Republi- 
can and Portland Clubs I 

The odor of Hades now proceeds from the 
Junior chemical laboratory. 

A meeting of the Bowdoin Press Club was held 
last Wednesday in Marston's room. 

Stanwood, '98, was in town last week over Sun- 
day. He came from Boston to fhe Bates game. 

The leaves are beginning to go up in smoke, and 
their ashes are being used on the campus paths. 

During Gardiner's absence from college Sparks, 
1900, is acting as manager of the Reading-Room. 

Bacon refereed the Kent's Hill-Hebron game, 
which was played at Hebron the 29th of last month. 

The "Tri-colors" had a dance at Bath last 
Wednesday night. Many of the fellows went down . 

The Mall resounds these afternoons with the 
shouts of the younger foot-ball players of the town. 

Bob Evans was about the other Sunday. He is 
working on the Lewiston, Brunswick & Bath Rail- 
road. 



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The tennis players are still in evidence. 

Stackpole, 1900, has been out sick at his home 
in Augusta. 

Whitney, 1900, has become an enthusiastic pho- 
tographer. 

The Junior Class in Chemistry has begun labor- 
atory work. 

The news of the Exeter game was received with 
much pleasure. 

Webber, 2d, intends taking out naturalization 
papers in Bath soon. 

Wheeler, 1901, returned to college last Wednes- 
day after a week's absence. 

The Junior Class in Physics has been setting up 
a small telescope in the observatory. 

P. H. Appleton, Esq., '64, of Bangor, passed a 
recent Sunday with his son, Appleton, 1902. 

Professor Mitchell recently treated bis Sopho- 
more Class in Rhetoric to a mid-year exam. 

The Freshman Class has had adjourns all the 
week, owing to the absence of Professor Woodruff. 

The Press Club still continues to grow. It bids 
fair to become a prominent organization of the 
college. 

Professor MacDonald and Doctor Whittier were 
among the Faculty who attended the Bates-Bowdoin 
game. 

Professor MacDonald gave adjourns to his 
classes last week. He is attending a meeting in 
Vermont. 

Hereafter the '68 Prize Speaking will take place 
iu the middle of the winter term, and not at the 
end, as has been the custom. 

Some Sophomoric freaks had a bowling contest 
in the different ends Hallowe'en night. "Kid" 
Pierce and Palmer were the winners. 

Two Bates fellows recently asked if this was 
Bowdoin Academy. They were told to come, on 
the campus and see. They didn't come. 

The ceiling in the Junior Physical Laboratory of 
the Searles Science Building fell down the other 
day. Mr. Simpson has had a new one put up. 

On dit that quite a little money changed hands 
because of the Bowdoiu-Bates incident. We'll 
make all that good when we play 'em next time. 

A number of the fellows went to the " Idol's 
Eye," played in Portland on Saturday night, leaving 
the Bates game from Lewiston by the Grand Trunk. 



Many Bath belles are noticed iu town these 
pleasant autumn afternoons. A certain Junior was 
seen riding with a young lady from Bath recently. 

Rev. Mr. Howe of Lewiston conducted the 
chapel exercises on Sunday, October 30th. His 
address was a plea for strength in a young man's 
character. 

For the benefit of the Freshman Class we here 
note that the Art Building is open from 10.30 a.m. 
to 12.30 P.M. and 1 to 3 p.m. daily, and on Sundays 
from 1 to 4 p.m. 

What mysterious work is being carried on over 
in the Observatory? That building was on one 
occasion seen open and various " satellites " flitting 
about. What means it all? 

Professor George T. Little returned last Tues- 
day from a trip of a few days to Mount Katahdin. 
He had an enjoyable outing, all the more so as he 
had no vacation this summer. 

.The Sophomore Class has elected these men for 
the Sophomore Prize Speaking : Berry, Clark, Dana, 
Danforth, Gregson, Griffiths, Bragg, Warren, Sills, 
Wheeler, White, A. F. Cowan. 

The "Devil's Auction," with its pretty maidens, 
spectacular" effects, aud catchy music, proved a 
great attraction aud enticed many of the fellows to 
Bath on Tuesday, November 1st. 

Among the alumni noticed at the great (?) game . 
were Marston, Bailey, Minot, all of '96; Dr. Lincoln, 
'91; Stanwood, Young, Hunt, Pennell, Marble, 
Minot, all of '08; Dana, '94; Pendleton, '90. 

"Mike" Madden is still a Bowdoin man. He 
wavered at the first of the season, but the defeat of 
the team at Lewiston brought him around. Mike 
is the same old mascot, and always brings luck and 
good nature to the boys. 

President Hyde left Brunswick the last week in 
October for a two-weeks' trip. He preached at 
Harvard on the 30th and conducted the chapel 
exei-cises on the following week. Before returning 
to college he is to be in Vermont. 

Professor Robinson was at Augusta on the 31st 
of last month at a meeiing of the State Board of 
Health. While there be exhibited a new disinfect- 
ant lamp, an improvement on the formaldehyde in 
that formaline is used without alcohol. 

The Art Collection has receivi-d a series of 
twenty-three Chinese water-colors, representing 
landscape, mythology, and domestic events. Fred 
W. Pickard of the Class of '94 is the donor. The 
collection will be on exhibition for some time. 



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Topliff, '99, spent last Sunday in Augusta. 

Owing to some misunderstanding, Lewiston High 
School did not play Brunswick High School last 
Wednesday afternoon. 

Professor Emery forgot his keys a few days ago, 
and the Juniors were obliged to take an adjourn, 
much to their disappointment. 

The Maine Polo League will now take up the 
attention of the college. Crowds of Bowdoin men 
will attend the games at Bath. 

A copy of Baird's new edition of "American 
College Fraternities" has been received at the 
library and is in great demand. 

The Freshman sweaters have arrived. They 
are similar to the ordinary college sweater in style, 
with broad stripes of blue and white. 

A Moustache Club has been formed in college. 
Bill Philoon has distanced all competitors so far. 
W. T. Libby's moustache is the smallest. 

Two scrub foot-ball teams from the Senior Class 
created much amusement last week. Topliff played 
in 'varsity form. Leavitt was also a star. 

The Lewiston cars were delayed Saturday by 
the crowd attending the Bates game. They did 
very well, however, in handling the crowd. 

The Deutscher Verein met with Thompson and 
Dana, '99, last Wednesday, at 22 North Winthrop. 
Professor Emery gave a talk on German Politics. 

Clough, 1900, has been at work reducing the 
large club and group photographs to a small-size 
mount. The new mounts are popular and very 
neat. 

The Bath cars are running more nearly on time 
than formerly. There is now a prospect of getting 
to Bath by dark if you start immediately after 
breakfast. 

After a few ill-natured remarks, prompted by a 
dislike of the college boys, the Brunswick corre- 
spondent of the Bath Independent glories in his 
self-sufiQciency. 

It is suggested that as so few of the students 
know how to use the library it might be well to 
give a special course in that subject. It is worthy 
of consideration. 

At a meeting- held last week, on the chapel 
steps. Bacon was elected as 1900's second repre- 
sentative on the college athletic committee. Burnell 
is the other representative. 

A special train left Brunswick for Lewiston on 
Saturday the I9th, filled with a crowd of two hun- 



dred or more fellows, full of song and joy. A train 
came into Brunswick from Lewiston, carrying that 
same two hundred fellows, overcome with sorrow 
and defeat. 

Some miscreant has been at work puncturing 
bicycle tires in North Winthrop. Despeaux and 
his assistant, "Sleuth" Pierce, have the wretch 
spotted and will soon bring him to justice. 

Of the first twenty-five Freshmen examined by 
Dr. Whittier, all came out plus. This must be a 
record-breaker. H. E. Marston, Webster, Leavitt, 
Babb, and Yost are acting as assistants to Dr. 
Whittier. 

Much dissatisfaction is expressed by the manner 
in which some of the students use Memorial Hall 
or any recitation room during a mass or class 
meeting. The floors would hardly bear inspection 
after some meetings. 

The Boston Bowdoin Alumni held their annual 
meeting and dinner Saturday evening, November 
5th. Thompson, '99, attended to raise funds for a 
subscription concert to be given by the Glee Club 
in Boston some time this winter. 

It is now reported that the Medical School has 
at last obtained a house on School Street and will 
fit it up for a hospital at once. This will keep the 
school at Brunswick and will greatly improve the 
clinical facilities of the students. 

The members of Company K, First Maine Regi- 
ment, were assembled in Brunswick one day last 
week, to be mustered out. Major Peterson is 
endeavoring to be retained in the regular army. 
He would make an efflcient officer for the service. 

During the month of October 703 books were 
taken from the college library, against 873 for 
October, 1897. The largest number taken in one 
day is 98, taken on October I5th, and the smallest 
16, on October 25th. The average number per day 
was 27. 

Professor Robinson's new pamphlet on the "True 
and False Interpretations of Nature," is being read 
extensively. It is the address delivered at the 
opening of the Medical School last winter. All 
students should read it. There is a copy in the 
library. 

It is stated that physical examinations of the 
men in college will soon be held to determine its 
fifty strongest men. All the New England colleges 
are to compete, and the idea is to determine the 
strongest physical college in this section of the 
country. 



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141 



There is uo truth in the statement which 
recently appeared in the Brunswick Telegraph that 
Klobedanz, the pitcher of the Boston League team, 
had been engaged to coach the ball team. Man- 
ager Whitney says that no such arrangement has 
been made. 

Just before the game, Joe Pendleton, of Wright 
& Ditson, brought down some hundred and fifty 
Bowdoiu flags, most of which were soon sold. The 
flag is modeled on one used at Harvard, being made 
so it can be carried in the pocket. The flag consists 
of a black " B " on a white grouud. 

The following men have been appointed to take 
part in the '68 Prize Speaking: Harold Fessenden 
Dana, Portland; Frank Leslie Dutton, North 
Anson; Drew Bert Hall, Brunswick; Fred Ray- 
mond Marsh, Eustis, Fla. ; Arthur Huntington 
Nason, Augusta; Byron Strickland Philoon, Auburn. 

On the first of this month Professor Robinson 
gave a little talk on the Bates game, expressing his 
disappointment at its outcome. He reminded his 
class that most of the victories of life are those we 
do not get. He wound up with the statement, 
" We'll win next time. Merit brings its own 
reward." 

Among those in Boston for the Bowdoin-Tufts 
and Harvard-Pennsylvania games were W. H. Smith, 
Veazie, Greenlaw, L. L. Cleaves, Dana, R. S. Cleaves, 
and Thompson, '99; Chapman, Edwards, Jordan, 
Harris, Pottle, Bell, Gould, and Wood, 1900; 
Dana, Short, Leighton, and Paul Hill, 1901 ; and H.J. 
Hunt, 1902. 

President Hyde recently announced that the 
list of men entitled to write parts for the -Com- 
mencement stage would hereafter be announced in 
the early part of the winter term. Furthermore, 
the Faculty has decided that no man can hand in 
the same part for two diflerent competitions. This 
prevents the same piece being spoken at the '68 
Prize Speaking and on Commencement day. 

During the game between Colby and Portland 
Athletic Club, last Wednesday in Portland, May 
Irwin, the actress, was an interested spectator. At 
the close of the game she invited the two teams to 
occupy boxes that evening at the Jefferson, where 
she was appearing in "Kate Kip." Between the 
acts she was presented with flowers by the teams, 
to which she responded in her inimitable manner. 

The first concert of the Glee Club will be given 
at the Congregational Church in Woodfords on 
Thursday, December 1st. A large number of Port- 
land alumni should be in attendance. A concert 



has also been arranged for Wednesday, February 
1st, at the National Soldiers' Home in Togus. 
Arrangements for other concerts are pending. The 
date for the concert here has not yet been decided. 

The Sophomoric celebration of Hallowe'en, 
which occurred last Monday week, was rather tame. 
Abundant streamers decorated the trees on the 
campus; the large electric light pole was painted 
the class colors, red and blue, and the globe of the 
arc-light, blue; and a sign board was set up on the 
site of the temple and in memory of that his- 
toric edifice. It was rumored that a keg of beer 
was somewhere in existence, but few found out 
where that somewhere was. No attempt was made 
to block the chapel and, though it may have been 
from lack of class spirit, the move on the whole is 
a good one. 

There is much call at the library for President 
Hyde's new book, "The Evolution of the College 
Student." It is a narrative that appeals to all who 
know the life of the undergraduate at our New 
England colleges. It relates the experience of a 
certain Clarence Mansfield from his entrance into 
college until his graduation. It tells of the hopes, 
fears, joys, and ambitions that each one of us feels 
some time during his college career. It was origi- 
nally written for the University Club of Buffalo in 
response to a request for something that would 
"show the graduate the inner life of the college of 
to-day," and was first published in Scribner's for 
June, 1896. 



Bates, 6; Bowdoin, 0. 
^TO^Maj^e's Yale-Harvard game came off Saturday, 
l+OTfrfflfiftT 29th, when Bowdoin lined up against 
Bates at Lee Park, Lewiston. 

The day was raw and threatening and a slight 
drizzle fell all the afternoon, but this did not inter- 
fere much with the game nor prevent a crowd esti- 
mated at over 2,500 people from watching the strug- 
gle on the slippery gridiron. It was a typical college 
crowd, with the white banner of Bowdoin on one 
side of the field and the garnet banner of Bates on 
the other. 

The Bowdoin students went up in a body about 
250 strong, and as many Brunswick people went 
with them. They left nobody behind but the col- 
lege janitor, to ring the chapel bell when the tidings 
of victory reached Brunswick. 



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In the crowd were people from all over the state 
and many alumni from outside the state. Bangor, 
Augusta, and Portland sent over large delegations. 
A large party of youog alumni came down from 
Boston. There is no doubt the Bowdoin crowd was 
very confident of victory. They knew their team 
was strong, heavy, active, well coached, and pos- 
sessing no end of grit and spirit. It had scored on 
Harvard, something no other small college has done 
in recent years. It had defeated Campello, Tufts, 
Colby, and University of Maine by good scores. 

But Bowdoin, while perhaps not overestimat- 
ing its own strength, seriously underestimated the 
strength of Bates. Coach Hoag has been working 
wonders with the Lewiston collegians. While Bates 
hoped to win, it is only fair to say that it rather 
surprised itself Saturday, especially by keeping 
Bowdoin from scoring. The game was not marked 
by any accidents, and it was exceptionally free from 
dirty playing or unfair tactics. At the very start, 
Veazie, Bowdoia's end, got into a little mix-up with 
a Bates player. The umpire saw only Veazie's part 
in it and promptly removed him from the game. 
This was a good warning to both teams, and had 
the desired efiect. The work of the officials gave 
complete satisfaction to both teams. 

Bates's score was made in the middle of the first 
half, partly by successful hammering of the Bow- 
doin line, and partly by a poor play on Bowdoin's 
part. When on the 40-yard line, Bowdoin was 
forced to kick. The pass to the fullback was a 
poor one and the ball rolled by Clarke 15 or 20 yards 
towards Bowdoin's goal. A Bates man fell on it, 
and then by short, steady gains Bates pushed it 
ahead until Saunders, the negro of the team, carried 
it over for a touchdown. Halliday kicked an easy 
goal. For the rest of the half Bowdoin took a brace 
and clearly outplayed Bates for the only time in the 
game. The ball was kept near the Bates goal line 
all the time and a touchdown seemed certain. Three 
times inside of the 10-yard line, fate was unkind to 
Bowdoin. Once the ball was lost by being squeezed 
from the runner's arm as he was tackled. Bowdoin 
recovered it on downs at once, and when almost 
to the line lost it for off-side play. Again Bates 
could not gain or punt, and Bowdoui got the 
ball and pushed it toward the goal by short rushes. 
It was scored down on the five-yard line with only 
two yards to gain when time was up, and Bowdoin's 
chances of scoring were over. A minute, or possibly 
half a minute more, and Bowdoin would certainly 
have scored and the score of the game would at least 
have been a tie. 



In the second half neither side scored, nor was 
able to get within 25 yards of the other's goal line. 
Back and forth in the middle of the field the play- 
ing surged, fierce and hard all the time, and neither 
team showing superiority over' the other in rushing 
the ball or punting. Long gains were very con- 
spicious by their absence throughout the whole 
game. Straight foot-ball was played, and very few 
trick plays were attempted. The excitement was 
at fever heat in the crowds on the side-lines, and 
until the very last play the result of the game was 
in doubt. 

The game was called at 3.20 p.m. Bowdoin won 
the toss and took the east goal. Halliday, the little 
auburn-haired fullback of Bates, kicked ofi' to Hunt 
on the 20-yard line. Hunt brought up the ball ten 
yards, and he and Cloudman made some good gains 
around their respective ends. Bowdoin fumbled 
and Pulsifer got the ball for Bates, and the teams 
swayed back and forth in Bowdoin territory, the 
ball exchanging hands on downs and fumbles sev- 
eral times. Once when Bates had the ball Clarke 
broke through and secured it for a 30-yard dash 
down the field. He had to bring it back, however, 
for off-side playing in the Bowdoin line. A little 
later came the bad pass for a kick, and the capture 
of the ball by Bates near the Bowdoin line. The 
touchdown by Saunders followed, as related above, 
after fifteen minutes of play. Score — Bates 6, Bow- 
doin 0. 

In the next fifteen minutes the ball was kept in 
Bates's territory all the time, and only hard luck 
kept Bowdoin from scoring once or twice. The 
half closed with the ball in Bowdoin's possession on 
Bates's five-yard line. 

In the second half the ball alternated between 
the teams in the middle of the field, Bowdoin once 
taking it to Bates's 25-yard line, only to lose it on 
downs, while Bates had it about the same distance 
from Bowdoin's goal, when Halliday tried a drop 
kick for the goal, but it was blocked. At the close 
the ball was in Bates's possession at about the center 
of the field. Pulsifer made a brilliant run of 20 yards 
through the open field at the kick-off, and another 
of equal distance around Bowdoin's left end in this 
half; and Halliday caught a punt of Clarke's and 
rushed it back through the field for nearly the same 
distance. Clarke also made a fine run of 15 yards 
after catching a punt. Neither team was able to do 
anything with the other's line in the second half, 
and both were compelled to punt on the third down 
nearly every time they had the ball. It was grow- 
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minutes being played in fog and darliness. In tlie 
last balf the police were unable to keep the crowd 
from swarming over the field at times. 

It would be hard to designate players on either 
side for special praise. For Bates, all four of the 
baclis and Call and Saunders in the line might be 
mentioned. The team work was irresistible, both 
on the otfensive and defensive, and the dash of the 
team meant much. Bowdoin did not play with 
the hustle and snap shown in some of the earlier 
games of the season. The interference could 
not often get formed in time to gain around the 
Bates ends. In the line the giant guards played too 
high, but the rest of the line was a stand-off with 
Bates, or better. Hadlock did great work. Clarke 
and Cloudman played like fiends to pull victory out 
of defeat. Gregson, who took Stockbridge's place 
in the second half, made some big gains. The 
whole team played a strong, determined game, and 
though scored on at the first, more by their own 
misplay than the good work of Bates, they fought 
out the up-hill contest without letting up for a sec- 
ond. The teams were evenly matched, and the 
struggle was a battle royal for the sixty minutes of 
play. Bates had good reason to celebrate its victory, 
and Bowdoin had nothing to be ashamed of in its 
defeat. Line-up : 

Bates. Bowdoin. 

Richardson, I.e. r.e., Veazie, Bellatty. 

Sturgis, l.t. r.t., Albee. 

Saunders, l.g. r.g., Wentworth. 

Moody, c. c, Bodwell. 

Childs, r.g. l.g., Young. 

Call, r.t. l.t., Stockbridge, Gregson. 

Putnam, r.e. I.e., A. W. Clarke. 

Purinton, q.b. q.b., Hadlock. 

Pulsifer, h.b. h.b.,Hunt. 

Fowler, h.b. h.b., Cloudman, Merrill. 

Halliday, f.b. f.b., W. Clarke. 

Score — Bates 6, Bowdoin 0. Touchdown— Saunders. 
Goal from touchdown — Halliday. Umpire — AUie Gould, 
Harvard. Referee— George Gray, Harvard. Linesmen — 
Prof. Hoag, Bates; and Mr. Murphy, Bowdoin. Time — 
30-minute halves. 

Bowdoin, 12 ; Exeter, 5. 

Bowdoin played Exeter at Exeter, Wednesday, 
November 2d, and won in a loosely-played game. 
Exeter has an unusually strong team this year, hav- 
ing defeated Tufts, and scoring twice to Bates three 
times. 

The defense of both teams was poor. Holes 
were found at every point in both lines, and big 
gains were made around the ends. W. Hersey had 
to be replaced at quarter by Kellogg. Bowdoin 
outweighed ber opponents by nearly 20 pounds to a 
man, and line bucking gained her distance almost 
every time. Three or four times Exeter held at 
critical points and gained the ball on downs. 



The game began with Bowdoin's kick-off. George 
Hersey got the ball and advanced it well, but 
dropped it when tackled, and Bowdoin had the ball 
on Exeter's 2.5-yard line. Bowdoin gained ground 
rapidly, and in less than two minutes Gregson 
carried the ball across the line. W. B. Clarke 
kicked the goal. Bowdoin soon made her second 
touchdown, Gregson and Cloudman each making a 
gain of 20 yards. The latter made the touchdown. 

Exeter put more spirit into the game, and Bow- 
doin was held and obliged to punt. G. Hersey 
caught the punt and advanced the ball 25 yards. 
Two long gains were made around Bowdoin's ends 
by 6. Hersey, one of 20 and another of 25 yards. 
The tackles' bacis formation was used, and Jones 
and Hogan made good gains through Bowdoin's 
line. Hogan made a touchdown through right 
tackle. 

In the second half neither team scored, although 
each came within 15 yards of the other's goal. 
Kales, Humrichouse, and W. Hersey tackled well, 
and G. Hersey's punting was good. Capt. W. B. 
Clarke hit the line as well as any back who 
has been seen on the campus this season, and he 
punted well. Albee, Young, and Stockbridge did 
the best tackling for Bowdoin. The summary : 
Bowdoin. Exeter. 



A. W. Clarke, I.e. 

Stockbridge, l.t. 

Wentworth, l.g. 

Bodwell, c. 

Young, r.g. 

Albee, r.t. 

Veazie, Eastman, r.e. 

Hadlock, q.b. 

Cloudman, Giles, l.h.b. 

Gregson, r.h.b. 

W. B. Clarke, f.b. 



r.e, Burgess, 
r.t., Jones, 
r.g., Wright, 
c, Thomas, 
l.g., Plympton. 
l.t., Hogan. 
I.e., Kales, 
q.b., W. Hersey, Kellogg, 
r.h.b., Humrichouse. 
l.h.b., Scales, 
f.b., G. Hersey. 
Score — Bowdoin 12, Exeter 5. Touchdowns — Gregson, 
Cloudman, Hogan. Goals from touchdowns — W. B. 
Clarke 2. Umpire — H. A. Ross. Referee — Dr. Richards. 
Linesmen— Clay and Bellatty. Time — 20 and 25-minute 
halves. 

Bowdoin, 6; Tufts, 5. 

After a liard game at Exeter, Wednesday, Bow- 
doin lined up against Tufts at College Hill, Friday, 
November 4th, and won in a hotly contested game. 
Cloudman was out of the game because of injuries 
received in the Exeter game, and Hunt and Hill were 
telegraphed for, and both took part in the game. 

The score was six to five, and the game was nip 
and tuck throughout. Bowdoin outweighed Tufts, 
and during the last half made substantial gains 
through the Tufts line. But both teams showed up 
poorly in the defensive. Bowdoin's team play was 
superior to Tufts's. The latter played brilliantly at 
times, but poor team play undoubtedly lost the game. 
Tufts's oval had the largest crowd of the year. Th« 



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game called out a large number of Tufts and Bow- 
doin supporters, and many alumni of both colleges 
were present. The cheering was good on both sides, 
and excitement ran high at critical points of the 
game. The work of the officials was excellent. Both 
teams were closely matched, and as a result the ball 
frequently changed hands. 

The scoring for both sides was done in the first 
half. Bowdoin kicked oif to Tufts's 20-yard line. 
Carpenter gained 20 yards through Bowdoin's right 
tackle, and Ericksson and Roby made short gains. 
Then Ericksson made a clean run of 60 yards for a 
touchdown around Bowdoin's left end. Almeida 
failed an easy goal. Score, Tufts 5. 

Bowdoin kicked off to Almeida, who ran 20 yards 
and was tackled on Tufts's 40-yard line. Carpenter 
gained eight yards on a tackle play, and Ericksson 
six on a criss-cross. Collins worked right tackle for 
10 yards, and the ball was run well into Bowdoin's 
territory by short gains. Then Tufts lost it for hold- 
ing. At this point Bowdoin braced and gained her 
lost ground. Hunt ran 10 yards around Tufts's right 
end. Gregson made an eight-yard gain, and Hunt 
went around left end for 15 yards. On a trick play 
Stockbridge ran 20 yards. On the next down Tufts 
was penalized five yards for off-side play on her five- 
yard line and Gregson covered the remaining dis- 
tance for a touchdown. W. B. Clarke kicked a diffi- 
cult goal. Score, Bowdoin 6, Tufts 5. 

Tufts kicked oft' to Bowdoin's 18-yard line. Bow- 
doin was held, and in an attempt to punt fumbled 
badly. The kick was blocked on Bowdoin's three- 
yard line, but the ball was Bowdoin's, and her goal 
was soon out of danger. Hunt and Gregson made 
repeated gains, and Hadlock ran 85 yards on another 
trick play. The ball then went to Tufts for Bow- 
doin's off-side play. Ericksson gained four yards, 
and Bowdoin got the ball on a fumble. Then it was 
given to Tufts, Bowdoin making a forward pass. 
Time was called with the ball at the center of the 
field. 

In the second half the play was almost entirely 
the punting game. Both sides were penalized for 
off-side play, but Tufts did not hold once for downs, 
and Bowdoin held only once. Captain Carpenter 
gained over Clarke in the punting contest, but neither 
goal was endangered until the last few minutes of 
play. Bowdoin punted to Tufts's 35-yard line, and 
Carpenter returned the punt. Bowdoin fumbled, and 
Mulliken fell on the ball on Bowdoin's 25-yard line. 
Tufts braced, and Collins was rushed three times for 
two, ten, and five yards respectively. Then time 
was up. For Tufts, Carpenter, Collins, Ericksson, 
and Robinson played an excellent game. For Bow- 



doin, Hunt, W. B. Clarke, and Gregson excelled. 
The summary : 

Bowdoin. Tufts. 

Clarke, I.e. r.e., Mullikeu. 

Stockbridge, l.t. r.t., Collins. 

Wentworth, l.g. r.g.. Pierce. 

Bodwell, c. - c. Gale, 

young, r.g. l.g., Bartlett. 

Albee, r.t. l.t., Carpenter. 

Veazie, r.e. I.e., Robinson. 

Hadlock, q.b. q.b., Almeida, Yates. 

Gregson, l.h.b. r.h.b., Ericksson. 

Hunt, Hill, r.h.b. l.h.b., Ray. 

W. B, Clarke, f.b. f.b., Roby, Kempton. 

Score— Bowdoin, 6; Tufts, 5. Touchdowns— Ericksson, 
Gregson. Goal from touchdown, W. B. Clarke. Umpire — 
D. W. Lane. Referee — G. A. Gray. Linesmen — Turner 
for Tufts; Fairbanks for Bowdoin. Time— 20-m. halves. 



On Thursday, October 20th, the subject, "Strength 
for God's work — how to obtain it and how to use it," 
was discussed by the society. Lewis, 1901, was the 
leader, and he and the other speakers did full justice 
to the subject. 

Sunday, the 23d, was fortunate in having Profes- 
sor Mitchell as speaker. His address was one to be 
long remembered. The text he announced was, 
"My little children, let us not love in word, neither 
in tongue, but in deed and in truth." I. John, 3 : 18. 
Among the many fine and powerful thoughts the 
Professor gave utterance to, he said: "If Christi- 
anity had done no more than to show that there are 
things besides the things we see which are temporal, 
namely, things unseen and eternal, it had done 
enough to justify its existence." He further said that 
we cannot say that deeds are more than faith, but we 
must all see that deeds are but the outward expres- 
sion of our inward faith. " By their deeds ye shall 
know them" is a wonderfully true saying of the 
Bible. It is our deeds that give us our fame or our 
discredit. 

The regular meeting of October 27th was omitted 
to make room for Professor Woodruff's Bible class. 
This class is really a part of the Y. M. C. A. work, 
and it is a course that is very instructive to evei'y one, 
being historical as well as biblical. 

Sunday, October 30th, was the Association's reg- 
ular red-letter day of the year. It was the day of the 
sermon before the Y. M. C. A. The Rev. Mr. Howe 
of Lewiston was the preacher, and his text was 
Zechariah 2:4 — "Run, speak to this young man, 
saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns with- 
out walls for ihe multitude of men and cattle therein." 

Because of lack of space we cannot print the fine 
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We could wish to print tlie sermon in full if we had 
the space. 

On the afternoon of the Sunday the same speaker 
again addressed the Y. M. C. A. in its room. His 
text was, "Grow in the grace and in the knowledge 
and favor of our Lord Jesus Christ." — II. Peter, 3 : 18. 
He said that there are three ways to attain Christ: 
first, by studying the Bible; second, by prayer; and 
third, by association with fellow-ChristiMJS>ind with 
Christ. In regard to the first he said that all men 
who have made great movements have studied the 
Bible. Secondly, prayer is the only way to avoid 
sin and overcome it, and in his own opinion prayer 
was the thing that helped him to resist sin while at 
Amherst. People, he said in regard to the third, get 
the characteristics of those with whom they associate. 
He further said that just as the tree grows, as a child 
grows, we should grow spiritually. The mother 
would not be content to have her child remain a 
child. We should not be content to remain children 
in religion. Grow and develop in this life, and per- 
haps we will continue to in the nest. Only do not 
abide, but continue to grow all the time. 



©eba|;irpg (§o©iel;g. 

The third regular meeting of the G. E. D. S. was 
held Tuesday evening, October 18th, above thirty 
members and visitors being present. President Bur- 
nell presided. The question for discussion was : 

Resolved, That the United States should annex 
the entire Philippine group as one of the conditions 
of the treaty of peace with Spain. 

The question was very ably debated by the prin- 
cipal disputants, Messrs. Holmes, 1900, 'and Ward, 
1900, for the affirmative, and Messrs. Sills, 1901, and 
Lee, 1900, for the negative, and by several speakers 
from the floor. The debate was won by the affirma- 
tive, both on the merits of the question and on the 
merits of the principal disputants, by a narrow 
majority. 

The only business transacted was the election of 
four new members and the adoption of a question for 
the next debate. 



The debate proved very interesting and was at 
times quite spirited, especially during the time 
devoted to discussion from the floor. The decision 
was in favor of the affirmative. 

At the business session, five applications for mem- 
bership were received and assigned for considera- 
tion at next meeting. A motion was passed directing 
the secretary to notify all members-elect of their 
election, and another directing the treasurer to 
collect all dues to date as soon as possible. The 
question for the debate at next meeting (November 
15th) was not reported by the executive committee, 
but it will be, ''Resolved, That all forms of hazing 
should be abolished." 



The fourth meeting of the term was held Novem- 
ber 1st with an attendance of twenty-four, the ques- 
tion being — 

Resolved, That the standing army of the United 
States should be increased at once to at least two 
hundred thousand men. 

Affirmative, Stackpole, 1900, and Kaharl, '99. 
Negative, Lewis, 1901, and Hall, '99. 



Arrangements are in progress for a Mock Trial 
to be held on Tuesday evening, December 6th, prob- 
ably in Upper Memorial. The lawyers are already 
hard at work upon the case, and an interesting even- 
ing is anticipated. The participants in the trial will 
be announced later. 



As no report of the annual meeting of the society 
held June 7th has ever appeared in these columns, a 
summary of the business done may not be out of 
place. 

The annual report of Treasurer Briggs showed 
all bills paid and a small balance in the treasury ; 
also a large amount of unpaid dues. 

The report of the committee appointed to revise 
the Constitution and By-Laws was taken from the 
table, and the new draft with one slight amendment 
was formally adopted. An account of the provisions 
of the new Constitution and By-Laws was given in 
the Orient for March .30th. 

The election of officers for the year resulted as 
follows : President, Albro L. Burnell, 1900 ; 1st Vice- 
President, Arthur H. Nason, '99 ; 2d Vice-President, 
Harold P. West, 1900 ; Secretary, Arthur L. Griffiths, 
1901; Treasurer, Francis W. Briggs, '99. Executive 
Committee — Albro L. Burnell, 1900; Arthur H. 
Nason, '99; Carl V. Woodbury, '99; Clifford S. 
Bragdon, 1900; George L. Lewis, 1901. 



W. B. Smith is the golf champion at Yale. 

Brown reports 909 students, an increase of 49 
over last year. 

Of the 90 men in the United States Senate, 53 
are college-bred men. 

The report of the manager of the Amherst 
College Base-ball Association for the season of 
1897-98 has just been published. It shows a net 
loss of $453.04. 



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'37.— Judge William H. 
Clark, who died at Waltham, 
Mass., on October 6th, at the age of 
seventy-nine, was a native of Hallowell. 
He graduated at Bowdoin College iu 1837 
in the same class with Governor John A. 
Andrew and other eminent men, and was one of 
the two or three who ranked as the first scholars of 
that class. He studied law with his father, William 
Clark, also a graduate of Bowdoin (iu 1810), a 
prominent lawyer of Hallowell, one of the commis- 
sioners to codify the Maine statutes, and highly 
estimated for legal learning and ability by his con- 
temporaries and by those who had been students in 
his office. In 1840 he became a member of the 
Maine bar, and later a member of the Pennsylvania 
bar. In 1849 he left Hallowell, where he had been 
practicing law as his father's partner, and went to 
California, arriving in San Francisco in September, 
1849. Here he began at once the practice of law 
and continned therein for more than twenty years. 
He conducted some of the most important of the 
early land eases, which settled the law for many of 
the California titles. He was elected judge of the 
city and county court of San Francisco, whence his 
title of judge, which adhered to him through life. 
In 1869-70 he was president of the well-known 
Society of California Pioneers. Soon after this he 
retired from professional life, and in 1878 took up 
his residence at his ranch in San Mateo, well-known 
in that vicinity as Clark's Eauch. In 1880 he came 
East and settled in Waltham, where he has since 
lived in quiet retirement with and among his own 
family. He was never married. 

'48.— Professor Egbert C. Smyth and Hon. James 
P. Baxter, '81, were recently elected vice-presidents 
of the American Antiquarian Society. 

'52.— The first number of The American Sentinel, 
a new "patriotic illustrated monthly," appears on 
our table. It consists of one hundred and twenty- 
eight broad pages, finely printed on choice paper, and 
is embellished by fifty illustrations. Its editors are 
Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, Mrs. J. A. Logan, 
and Henry Austin. We note some of the more 
worthy contributions: " Ticonderoga and Crown 



Point," byL. E. Chittenden; "Some Lincoln Docu- 
ments;" "An Interview with Lincoln;" and 
"American Ideals," by Gen. J. L. Chamberlain. 

Med., '54. — Dr. Albion Parris Snow died at his 
home in Winthrop, at 5 o'clock, October 25th. He 
had been out of health for about five years, diabetes 
being the cause. For the past six weeks he had 
been confined to his bed, his strength slowly failing 
till he quietly passed away. Funeral services were 
held Thursday, October 27th, at the late residence, 
conducted with full Masonic rites. Dr. Snow was 
widely known as one of the most skillful and distin- 
guished physicians in the state. He was born at 
Brunswick, Me., March 14, 1826, his parents being 
Abiezer and Sally (Purington) Snow. At an early 
age he was put out on a farm to work and attend 
school. At the age of fourteen years he began to 
teach school. At the age of eighteen he entered 
Bowdoin, from which institution he was later 
obliged to withdraw on account of the delicate 
condition of his health, but later he made up for 
the loss of the full college course by a continual 
companionship with books, which was pursued 
throughout his life. 

At twenty years of age he began the study of 
medicine, under the famous Professor E. R. Peasley 
of New York. He then attended Dartmouth Med- 
ical School two terms and the Maine Medical School 
three terms, and received his degree from the latter 
institution iu 1854. In both the above schools he 
was appointed to the position of Demonstrator of 
Anatomy. During the following year he settled 
and began practice in Winthrop, where he was mar- 
ried. May 25, 1852, to Miss Matilda B., daughter of 
Deacon Stephen Sewall, a wealthy citizen of this 
place. In 1861 he returned to Winthrop after a 
prolonged attendance upon medical schools in this 
and in foreign countries. He was an honored mem- 
ber of the Maine Medical Association, and he- con- 
tributed important articles upon " Diphtheria" and 
"Prevailing Diseases of Kennebec County" to 
"Medical Education." 

In 1879 he became a trustee of the Maine Insane 
Asylum. He was a representative to the Maine 
Legislature in 1871. In charitable and educational 
work the doctor was always foremost. He was 
twenty years a member of Winthrop's school board. 
In 1868 he was appointed chairman of the commit- 
tee to organize the Kennebec County Medical Asso- 
ciation, and in 1869 he became president of that body. 

His wife died five years ago. There are no chil- 
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which he possessed. A plain granite shaft, thirty 
feet in height, marks the spot where the doctor's 
remains will rest in Winthrop cemetery, beside 
those of his wife. He will be sincerely mourned by 
all classes wherever he was known, for he was one 
of the kindliest of men. 

'62. — The Washington correspondent of the 
Bangor Commercial recently wrote : 

General Charles P. Mattocks of Portland, soon 
to become a private citizen, after having worn the 
shoulder straps of a brigadier-general in two wars 
of the Republic, has been at the Ebbitt House, 
Washington, D. C, en route to his home. In a few 
days General Mattocks will cease to be commander 
of volunteers, as the President has ordered his dis- 
charge and that of numerous other brigadiers on 
October 31st. General Mattocks is in excellent 
health, walks about the corridors of the Ebbitt with 
a springy step, and shows the same disposition to 
take life good-naturedly, as has always character- 
ized him. He has put aside his officer's uniform 
and goes about in civilian's clothes. It is a remark- 
able record that General Mattocks is able to boast of. 
He received his commission June 8th last, and since 
that time he hasn't been sick a day or lost a meal. 
This is something that none of the officers who 
have been associated with him can say. General 
Mattocks left for Portland Monday. He has been at 
Aunistoo, Ala., where there is a large army camp. 
Gen. R. T. Frank, of the regular army, and a 
native of Gray, Me., is stationed at that camp. 

'64. — Already candidates for the position of 
Attorney-General, after the present incumbent is 
through with it, are beginning to appear. Bangor 
will have a candidate in the person of the Hon. 
Frederick H. Appleton, who was one of the candi- 
dates against Attorney-General Haines. Mr. Apple- 
ton is a son of the late Chief Justice John Appleton, 
and one of the able and cultured men of the state. 
He would adorn the place, and many are hoping 
that he will actively enter the contest. Mr. Apple- 
ton is not, however, a politician of the wire-pulling 
sort, and at times a great many places in Maine go 
to those who can most adroitly pull the wires. 

'89.— Daniel E. Owen is now teacher of Science 
in the senior school of the William Penn Charter 
School, Philadelphia, and is one of the aids to the 
head master on the executive staff. 

'90.— T. C. Spillane, Esq., of Lewiston, died at 
his home on Lincoln Street, in Lewiston, Sunday 
morning, aged thirty-four years. The immediate 
cause of his death was heart failure. He was a 
native of Lewiston, grew up in the Lewiston schools. 



graduated from the Lewiston High School, and 
attended Bowdoin College, from which he graduated 
with honors. He commenced the study of law in 
the Lewiston office of Savage & Oakes, in Savings 
Bank Block in 1890, and continued to study under 
the direction of the firm till he was admitted to the 
bar. He continued to practice law in the former 
office of the firm in Savings Bank Block, after the 
firm had moved to Auburn, and later went into 
partnership with Max Lizotte, Esq., when that 
gentleman moved from Biddeford to Lewiston a few 
years ago. Mr. Spillane had a desire to do repor- 
torial work, and severed his connection with Mr. 
Lizotte about a year and a half ago and went to 
Boston to engage in newspaper work. 

He returned to this city at the death of his 
father, September 9, 1897, and has remained hei'e 
ever since, not enjoying the best of health. In his 
school life he was most regarded for his brilliancy 
as a scholar and his affability and good-fellowship. 
While in the high school he developed a rather 
remarkable ability as an orator, which won him 
some distinction in college, where his most success- 
ful feat was in the winning of a prize which was 
open to the Senior classes of all American colleges. 
It was an essay of eight thousand words upon the 
"Application of the American Policy as Applied to 
American Shipping Engaged in International Com- 
merce." The essay of Mr. Spillane was propagated 
by the Protection Association in the campaign of 
1894 and 1896. 

His political career was begun in his own ward 
in this city, where he made rather a brilliant dash 
for the Legislature, cari-ying it by the aid of his 
frieuds among the young democracy of the city. 
He was twice elected to the city government, and 
the second year was chosen the president of the 
common council. There he distinguished himself 
as a parliamentarian, and was selected, by a com- 
mittee appointed by the city government, to revise 
the city by-laws and ordinances. This he accom- 
plished, arranging them in a neat volume that is 
more handy than the old one was. , He served on 
the Lewiston school board the same year that he 
was representative to the Legislature at Augusta. 
He distinguished himself in the pedagogical meet- 
ings for one or two splendid orations. At Augusta 
he was chosen to deliver the oration on the death of 
the " Uncrowned King," James G. Blaine, and won 
the admiration of the State, as a boy, almost, he 
stood on the floor of the House and held the 
immense audience of legislators, lawyers, and poli- 
ticians spell-bound by his brilliant eloquence, 



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In the political campaigns of his party in this 
city he was a power among the younger men. He 
was, for a time, the ideal leader of the young men 
of the democracy. He spoke French fluently, and 
sometimes delighted the French Canadian branch 
of the democracy by his setting forth issues of the 
campaign in their own Arcadian, rippling French. 

His services on the Board of Eegistration in this 
city were appreciated by the president of the board, 
and by both parties. Of all young Irish-Americans, 
he was looked upon in the early years of his career 
as the most promising. And with his natural ability, 
his eloquence, his ability to make friends, and his 
companionableness, he certainly had a bright pros- 
pect before him. In law he conducted some cases 
with marked shrewdness. He had friends among the 
members of the Androscoggin bar, and his law 
offices in Savings Bank Block were at one time 
considered the most lu.Kuriant in the city. 

He was the son of the late Maurice Spillane of 
Lincoln Street, who died in September, 1897, aged 
65 years. He, Maurice Spillane, was born in Ire- 
land, and had lived in Lewiston 44 years. Within 
a year and a half the hand of death has lain heavily 
upon this family. In May, preceding the death of 
Maurice Spillane, his wife passed over the valley of 
the shadow, his daughter Nellie died the following- 
June, and his death in September was followed this 
year by the death of his son Thomas. Improper 
care of his health probably assisted a weak heart 
in the sudden death of this young man of many 
naturally brilliant qualities. A great deal of sym- 
pathy goes out to the stricken family. 

'90. — Under " State Chat," the Leiviston Journal 
said : 

The many friends of Thomas C. Spillane will 
be grieved to hear of his death. He died at 5 
o'clock Sunday morning at his home in Lewiston. 
He was a graduate of the Lewiston public schools 
and also of Bowdoin. While at Bowdoin he made 
a reputation by contending for and winning a prize, 
which was open to the senior classes of all American 
colleges. The essay consisted of eight thousand 
words, the subject being, "The Application of the 
American Policy as Applied to American Shipping 
Engaged in International Commerce." This essay 
was used by the Protection Association in the prop- 
agation of their views in the campaigns of 1894 and 
1896. He was twice elected to the Lewiston city 
government, the second year chosen as president of 
the common council. The same year he was elected 
as representative to the Maine legislature from Lew- 
iston, and also elected to the school board. His 



most notable speech at Augusta was a eulogy on 
James G. Blaine. His death was due to heart 
failure, his relatives believing that he exerted him- 
self too much in the preparation of an article for a 
New York magazine, which is now nearly completed. 

'95. — Cards have been received lately, bearing 
the name of "Harlan P. Small, Attorney at Law, 
Fuller Building, 317 Main Street, Springfield, Mass. 
Room 36 ; take the elevator." 

'96.— Robert Newbegiu (LL.B., Boston Univer- 
sity Law School, '98) has been admitted to practice 
law in the State and United States Courts of Ohio, 
and goes into the office of his father, Henry New- 
begiu (Class of '57) as a partner at Defiance, Ohio. 




Foot ball has been abolished at Miami Univer- 
sity, Ohio. 

The Carlisle Indians netted $20,000 as a result 
of their foot-ball season of 1897. 

Arrangements are being made at Williams for a 
foot-ball game between the Faculty and the Senior 
Class. 

Technology is to have a new periodical, Tlie 
Technology Eeview, to be issued quarterly. 

A new method of electing members to the Phi 
Beta Kappa Society has been inaugurated at 
Amherst. The choosing of a certain percentage 
of a class has been abolished,- and a rank standard 
substituted, 88 and 85 per cent, respectively for the 
first and second drawings. The Faculty is no 
longer to elect members, but will recommend stu- 
dents for membership for the final election of the 
active chapter. 

A memorial is being gotten up at the University 
of Pennsylvania for the men who fell in the late 
war. 

The Navy Department has decided to send all 
naval students hereafter to the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology for iustruction in naval 
architecture, 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXVIII. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 23, 1898. 



No. 10. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY ALTERNATE WEDNESDAY D0RING 
THE COLLEGLiTE YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLKGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Roy L. Marston, '99, Editor-in-Chief. 

Bykon S. Philoon, '99, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

Frank L. Dutton, '99, Business Manager. 

Roland E. Clark, 1900, Assistant Business Manager. 

Drew B. Hall, '99. James P. Webber, 1900. 

Percy A. Babb, 1900. Frederick C. Lee, 1900. 

Arthur L. Griffiths, 1901. Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901. 



Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies, 15 Cents. 

Extra copies can be obtained at the bookstores or on applica- 
tion to the Business Manager. 

Uemlttances should be made to the Business Manager. Com- 
munlcatlous In regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chiel. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signatirre which 
he wishes to have appended. 

Personal and news items may be mailed to Box 1071, Bruns- 
wick, Me., or dropped in the Orient box in the College Ijibrary. 

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

Printed at the Jouknal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXVIII., No. 10.— November 23, 1898. 

Editorial Notes 149 

Bowdoin Verse: 

Songs 152 

Naughty-Two 152 

Brunswick and Topsham Falls 152 

CoLLEGii Tabula 153 

Athletics 157 

Debating Society 159 

Y. M. C. A 159 

Personal 160 




By the time the Orient is out Bow- 
doin will have closed her foot-ball season for 
1898. The Thanksgiving game with the 
Portland Athletic Club eleven closed the 
season. At this writing we cannot give a 
complete resume of the season, because the 
Portland game is yet to be played. But for 
practical purposes the season is closed. The 
Portland game is not an important one at 
all. The Bowdoin team will miss several 
of its best men who would not give up their 
holiday at home for the sport. It will be 
the weakest team that the college has put in 
the field this year. 

The season has been an unlucky one in 
the first place. The team is certainly one of 
the best, if not the best one that Bowdoin 
has ever turned out. Its record has not 
been even, however. The schedule has been 
a long one and a hard one. The only fault 
that could be found with the schedule was 
in regard to the Dartmouth trip. The jour- 
ney as arranged was too fatiguing for the 
men. It completely ruined the chances of 
the team. The defeat at the hands of Dart- 
mouth was harder to bear, inasmuch as it 
was not because Dartmouth was stronger 
than Bowdoin, but because the Bowdoin 
men were all sick. That was one of the 
unlucky incidents of the season. Dartmouth 



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herself acknowledged the strength of Bow- 
doin, and expected a very close game if not a 
defeat. Hanover people were betting even 
on Bowdoin's winning, the night before the 
contest. There is no doubt but that there 
are several fitting school teams in Maine 
that would have beaten Bowdoin in the con- 
dition that she played Dartmouth. 

In considering the record made this year, 
it should be remembered that Bowdoin 
played more regular games than any other 
college ill the country. Bowdoin will have 
played 12 scheduled games, of which she has 
already won 8 (the P. A. A. game not reck- 
oned) and lost but 3. When you take into 
consideration that teams with the care and 
equipment that Harvard, Yale, Princeton, 
University of Pennsylvania, and other big col- 
leges have, have all played less than 10 games 
apiece, you can understand the sort of stuff 
that has made up the Bowdoin team to make 
it stand up under 12 games. Make one 
more comparison, please: against Bow- 
doin's 12 games Bates has played 6, Colby 
5, University of Maine 3. Of Bowdoin's 
dozen the teams have been some of the 
strongest in the country. Bowdoin has 
played Harvard, which has won the cham- 
pionship of the big four, and Dartmouth, 
which has won the championship of the 
triangular league. She has picked her oppo- 
nents just as they came. Compare this 
schedule with the schedule of Bates, Colby, 
and of U. of M. With the exception of 
Colby's game with Brown, and Bates's game 
with Exeter, they have not played teams 
of any strength. It makes quite a difference 
in the appreciation of Bates's boast that 
"they have not been beaten this year" if 
you take into consideration that they played 
but one game in which there was a ghost of 
a show of being beaten. 

Bowdoin lost the chance of making the 
greatest foot-ball season on record at Bruns- 
wick by playing an indifferent sort of game 



against Bates. It is admitted that the Bates 
game was the poorest exhibition of foot-ball 
that the team has put up this year, except 
the Dartmouth game when the men were 
sick. The foot-ball season of 1898 should 
not be judged by the Bates game. It is not 
fair to the team to do so. It certainly is not 
the first time that a superior team has gone 
wrong and allowed itself to be humiliated 
by a team from an inferior institution. The 
memory of Lafayette's victory over the 
strong eleven from University of Pennsyl- 
vania is still fresh in our minds. 

This season Bowdoin has scored 205 
points to her opponents' 80, a record un- 
equaled since the season of 1893, when 
Bowdoin scored 204 points to her opponents' 
40. It should be considered, however, that 
in 1893 Bowdoin ran up very big scores 
against Colby and Bates, the former being 
40 to 0, and the latter 54 to 0. This season 
can boast of more victories than any other 
season since foot-ball started in Maine. In 
looking down the list of Harvard's games 
we see that Brown scored a touchdown on 
the crimson, that Amherst got a safety, that 
the Indians made a goal from the 40-yard 
line, and Bowdoin made a touchdown on 
good straight foot-ball, with no tricks, or 
fakes, or fumbles. Yale, Pennsylvania, Dart- 
mouth, Williams, and West Point all failed 
to do what Bowdoin did. This fact quite 
offsets the accident at Lewiston. 

The season opened auspiciously with the 
victory over the strong Campello A. A. team, 
score 28 to 0. Then the team covered itself 
with glory by scoring against Flarvard, mak- 
ing a much better showing against her than 
either Dartmouth or Amherst. (Harvard 
beat Amherst 53 to 2.) Then followed the 
overwhelming victory ovei' New Hampshire 
College of 59 to (24 points more than 
Bates made against the same team in the ' 
same week). The victory over University of 
Maine was 29 to 0, Then the epidemic fol- 



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lowed the stale roast-beef tragedy at Dart- 
mouth and the worst defeat of the season, 
35 to 6. Bowdoiii then wreaked vengeance 
upon Colby to the tune of 24 to 0. (Bates 
beat Colby only 17 to 0.) Tufts came down 
determined to wipe Bowdoin off the earth, 
but the white calmed her surging ambitions 
by whipping her 18 to 11. Then came the 
tragedy at Bates, when the team put up its 
worst exhibition of the season and allowed 
Bates to score a touchdown. It was the one 
blot on the season's record. The victory 
over Exeter, 12 to 5, laid up several of the 
team so that the second Tufts game was less 
brilliant than the first, Bowdoin winning 6 
to 5. The last college game of the year was 
most satisfactory. Because Colby had made 
every effort to win and had been coached 
for this one game, Colby's coach declared 
that the game would be easy for Colby. But 
Bowdoin, although weakened by the loss of 
two men, whipped her sister in Waterville 
17 to 0. 

The Orient begs leave to express the 
satisfaction and gratitude of the college to 
Captain Clarke and Manager Lancey for the 
splendid results which their able and con- 
scientious work has accomplished. 



IN our last number, the Orient spoke of 
a memorial to the Bowdoin soldiers and 
sailors in the army and navy of the United 
States during the Spanish war. Before any- 
thing material in this line can be done, it is 
absolutely necessary that a complete list of 
these men be made. The only way to get 
anything like a full list is by the co-opera- 
tion of the whole college. Let every mem- 
ber of the alumni and student body examine 
the list which the Oeient has made out, and 
consider whether or not he can add to it. 
The large body of alumni in the West is the 
troublesome body. It is almost impossible 
to keep in touch with them. Marked copies 
of this number will be sent to the secretaries 



of the Alumni Associations scattered over 
the country. The Orient begs these secre- 
taries to examine their membership lists, and 
to forward all names of soldiers or sailors at 
their early convenience. The Orient will 
be very grateful for any corrections or alter- 
ations in the list at any time. The list will 
be published, in its revised form, every time 
an addition or change is made. 

The importance of this undertaking must 
be sufficient argument to urge the college to 
exert itself to its utmost to accomplish the 
desired results. 

The Orient begs leave to submit the 
following list, which includes all the men 
known to the editors: 

Charles Porter Mattocks, '62, A.M., Port- 
land, Brigadier-General, commanding the 
Third Brigade of the Third Division of the 
Third Corps of the United States Volunteers. 

Melville Augustus Cochran, '62, A.M., 
Colonel commanding the Sixth Infantry, 
U. S. A. 

Almon Libby Varney, '62, A.M., Major 
in the Ordnance Department, U. S. A. 

William Owen Peterson, ex-'77, Major 
commanding First Battalion, First Maine 
Regiment, U. S. V. 

George Franklin Freeman, '90, P'irst Lieu- 
tenant and Assistant Surgeon, U. S. S. Wa- 
bash, U. S. N. 

Walton Willis Poor, '91, Corporal, Com- 
pany F, First Maine Regiment, U. S. V. Died. 

Lucien Stacy, ex-'93. Second Lieutenant, 
Company F, Twentieth Infantry, U. S. A. 
Died of malarial fever, September 1, 1898, 
in Gorham. 

Weston Percival Chamberlain, '93, First 
Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A., 
at Fortress Monroe. 

Arthur P. Fairfield, ex-'99. Naval Cadet, 
U. S. cruiser Columbia, U. S. N. 

Alfred L. Laferriere, Sergeant, Company 
H, First Maine Regiment, U. S. V. 



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Bowdoir^ ^ep§e. 

[The following songs were taken from the Alumni 
Dinner song programme of February 7, 1895. Who the 
authors were we do not know, but the songs being of merit 
and somewhat of an unknown quantity to us, we thought 
it would be well to publish them in the Orient, in the 
hope that if they deserve popularity they may gain it, 
and that if the authors are so disposed they will step forth 
and proclaim themselves. — Editors.] 

No. I. 
Air: 

Here's a song and a hearty chorus, 

Let us shout it with a will 

To our toother on the hill, 
Aud we pledge while time rolls o'er us 

To he her children still. 
By the friendship firm and fast 

Of the happy days of yore, 
As we loved her in the past, 

We will love her evermore. 

Chorus. 
Old Bowdoin we will slug, 
May her praises still abound, 
Here's a health while the years roll round. 
Here's a health while the years roll round. 

Her feet keep step with gladness 

To the music of our song, 

To the music of our song. 
Age brings to her no sadness, 

Her heart is ever young. 
And under every sky 

Where'er her children be, 
With love that cannot die, 

She watches tenderly. 
Choetts.— Old Bowdoin, we will sing, etc. 

We sing her future glory. 

Her children yet to be. 

Her children yet to be. 
Sons, who shall chant her story 

In grander strains than we. 
Then, brothers, drop the hand, 

Her honor we'll defend. 
As long as time shall stand 

She shall never lose a friend. 
Choeus.— Old Bowdoin, we will sing, etc. 



No. II. 



Here, in the pleasant twilight hour. 
When daily tasks are o'er, 

We gather on the chapel steps 
To sing our songs once more. 



The braided branches of the elms 

In silence bend to hear. 
And hoary walls and ancient halls 

Ring back our tones of cheer. 

From every haunted niche, a voice. 

That sang in other days ; 
The current of its hopes aud joys 

Runs softly 'neath our lays. 
Oh, student songs, no mimic arts 

Your inborn charms can gain : 
Ye cheer our dusty, thirsty hearts 

Like chiming drops of rain. 

Naughty-Two. 

Naughty two, naughty two, 

A Freshman flip 

And Brunswick chip, 
Naughty two, naughty two. 

They cannot miss 

A good-night kiss. 
Naughty two, naughty two. 

Naughty two, naughty two. 

An angry dad 

And bulldog mad, 
Naughty two, naughty two. 

Sad to confess. 

There's one man less 
In naughty-two, naughty-two. 

— B. M. C. 



1900. 



Brunswick and Topsham Falls. 

Through day and night thy voice is heard 

In accents low and sweet. 
Or in impassioned tones of wrath. 

Or melancholy deep. 

Great is thy age, yet strong thy power 

To fight the foes of life. 
And hold thy fortress safe and strong 

Amidst time's raging strife. 

Majestic is thy sturdy mien, 

• And fair thy royal face, 
And rich thy garb of varied tints 
That flows in folds of grace. 

To art thou dost assistance lend 

By strength of mighty arm. 
Or inspiration pure and strong 

That does the noble charm. 

Beside thee oft fond lovers sit 
To while the time away. 



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153 



But thou their secrets ne'er wilt tell 
Nor cloud their joyful day. 

The man bowed down with care and grief 

Thy spirit kindly feels, 
And to the friend who tlius him soothes 

In reverence he kneels. 

— H. F. Graham. 




President Hyde gave a 
very interesting and opportune 
talk at Chapel, November ]8th, on the 
tobacco habit. It was a broad and 
sensible idea of the subject which is 
so much before students the world 
over. More strength than harm has been given 
the cause of tobacco lovers by the abuse which 
certain demagogues have hurled at the habit. 
Sound sense like that which President Hyde always 
uses in his chapel talks counts much more on the 
student body than a conglomeration of abuse, 
ignorance, and cart-tail oratory. 

The festoons still cling. 

Spear, '98, was on the campus recently. 

Professor Little was in Auburn last week. 

Lee, 1900, has recovered from his lameness. 

Drake, '98, is a frequent visitor to the campus. 

Howard, '98, was visiting the college last week. 

White, 1901, has been sick at home in Lewiston. 

Many out-of-town people are noticed at the golf 
links. 

The Junior mathematics class now wish they 
hadn't. 

McCormick, 1900, is acting as assistant to Pro- 
fessor Moody. 

Charles Hunt, 1902, is ill at his home in Port- 
land with typhoid fever. 

Andros, '97, is tutoring in the west. He expects 
to visit the college soon. 

Rev. 0. W. Folsom of Bath, conducted the serv- 
ices at the chapel, Sunday, November 6th. 

The walks in front of Memorial and the outside 
doors of the building have been newly painted. 



Wonder who it will be when Despeaux leaves us. 

A few Seniors worshiped in the twin cities last 
Sunday. 

A relic of the Maine is on exhibition in the Art 
Building. 

The five "P's" are disconsolate. They number 
only four now. 

Jordan, 1900, has lately returned from a week's 
illness at home. 

President Hyde led the Sunday chapel service, 
November 13th. 

The G. A. R. fair at Bath last week caught many 
of the fellows. 

Eugene Minott, '98, visited friends in South Ap- 
pleton, Saturday. 

After the Christmas vacation, hard study and 
class elections will be in order. 

Bodwell, Cloudmau, and Marston, are the visible 
victims of the foot-ball fatalities. 

There is some talk of forming a Classical Club. 
Why wouldn't it be a good scheme? 

The mustaches of the Mustache Club are no 
more. " Sic transit gloria mundi ! " 

White, 1901, has been out sick. But there were 
others. Bacon, Palmer, Wood, and Berry. 

Professor Hutchins has an article on "Irregular 
Reflection," in a current scientific journal. 

Professor Johnson recently gave a talk on certain 
aspects of art, before the Brunswick High School. 

Our astronomers were disappointed last week 
over the showing of the expected shower of meteors. 

Bell, 1900, went home to vote in the Massachu- 
setts election, and took in the Harvard-Pennsylvania 
game. 

The members of the Sophomore Greek Class 
were lately presented with some modern Greek 
newspapers. 

The Bowdoin colony at Harvard celebrated 
Harvard's victory over Pennsylvania in the good 
old Bowdoin way. 

White, '99, and Gregson, 1901, attended the 
Harvard-Yale game in New Haven. They report a 
royal good time. 

The Seniors all unite in praise of Professor 
Robinson's new pamphlet on "Quantitative Analy- 
sis." They are using it as a text-book. 

Crafts, ex- 1900, was seen on the campus last 
week. He has the best wishes of all members of 
the college for success in his new business career. 



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Visions of Piers the Plowman baunt the sleep of 
the Seniors who elected English literature. 

The polo season has opened in Bath. Man}' 
students will follow the games with interest this 
winter. 

A new style of binding is being tried on the 
pamphlets at the library. It gives general satis- 
faction. 

Time— November 22d; Place— Math. Examina- 
tion Koom; Result, (?). Freshmen will answer any 
inquiry. 

Albert Clarke, 1900, was head coach of the 1902 
team. He did some excellent work with the material 
at hand. 

The Psi Upsilon fraternity had their annual 
Freshman "set-up" at Given's, Friday evening, 
November 18th. 

Locke, Berkeley, and Descartes now rest in 
quiet. The Seniors have finished their essays to 
President Hyde. 

Taber Bailey, '96, who attended the Bangor- 
Thornton game in Saco, Saturday, stopped over 
with friends on his return to Bangor. 

It is said that the incoming class of the Medical 
School will be of about average size. There are 
several good ball players in the class. 

Manager Lancey deserves the thanks of the col- 
lege for the capable manner in which he has con- 
ducted the afifairs of the foot-ball team. 

If you have any old books or magazines, turn 
them over to the library. They may be just whatv 
was needed to fill out an incomplete set. 

The college is more than satisfied with the show- 
ing made at foot-ball this fall. The only blot is the 
Bates score, and that won't happen again. 

The two smallest classes in college are the 
Junior Mathematics Class of two and the Junior 
Physics Class of three. Think of the "deads! " 

We are wondering whether Miss Vaunah, Miss 
Bartlett, and Mr. Turner will give a series of lectures 
in Memorial this winter. Let us hope they will. 

F. W. Briggs, '99, Cony Sturgis, '99, and E. R. 
Godfrey represented Theta Chapter at the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon Convention in Detroit, last week. 

Eastman, '97, was recently elected president of 
the Portland Law Students Club. He is studying 
law with Augustus F. Moulton, Esq., of Portland. 

A fragment of the metal wreckage from the 
wreck of the Maine, is exhibited at the Art 
Building. It is the gift of Captain William White. 



Isaiah H. Simpson, the janitor of the college, is 
to leave soon for California, where he is to pass the 
winter. 

Trials for the relay team have been held. Sev- 
eral new men showed up well, particularly Kenni- 
son, 1902. 

Bangor High passed through here last Saturday 
on their way to Saco to play Thornton Academy. 
Many of their friends met them at the depot. 

Professor MacDonald has introduced his system 
of special reports to the Sophomore Class in English 
History. The class are taking to it as kindly as 
might be expected. 

The electrics are running on good time. The 
power is better than formerly. It is reported that 
the cars will run through from Lewiston to Bath 
without change soon. 

The total score for the foot-ball season of '98 is, 
Bowdoin, 205; opponents, 80. In'97Bowdoin scored 
98 points, her opponents 88; in '96 the score was 
Bowdoin 34; her opponents, 82. 

The medical cohorts will soon be with us. A 
few medics have been seen in town lately looking 
for rooms, board, etc. It seems the School is to stay 
at Brunswick for the present at least. 

At a meeting of 1900 recently, it was voted to 
dedicate its Bugle to Professor Houghton. Whit- 
ney, Chapman, Levensaler, Gould, and Spear were 
appointed as committee on assemblies. 

The college sympathizes with B. Barker, 1902, 
who was called home last week by the death of his 
grandmother, the wife of ex-Governor Robie. W. P. 
F. Robie, '89, was the son of Mrs. Robie. 

The usual rush for the chapel bell took place 
after the Sophomore-Freshman game last week. 
Some of the Sophomores died hard, but they came 
to it. A bon-fire added to the celebration. 

The QuUl board for 1899 will be elected next 
week from the Junior contributors to the monthly. 
The board is taken eutirely from the Junior Class, 
in accordance with the rules made last year. 

" Gym" work will soon be with us. Dr. Whittier 
is at work training his assistants. The new baths 
detract somewhat from the gloomy prospect. Will 
the basement be as cold as ever this winter ? 

At the time of the Harvard-Pennsylvania game 
in Boston, a crowd of Tech. men undertook to 
"rush" a group of Bowdoin men. They learned a 
good lesson, for in the Bowdoin crowd were Chase 
Eastman and "Hile" Fairbanks. It is, perhaps, 
needless to add the rushers were rushed. 



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Dr. A. B. Hervey of Bath, who gave the delight- 
ful course of lectures, last winter, on the " Public 
Schools of England," is a frequent visitor to the 
Library. We hope he will lecture to us this winter. 

H. F. Dana, '99, W. L. Thompson, '99, and Moul- 
ton, '99, went up to Lewiston and Auburn last Sun- 
day, ou the electrics. They report a very pleasant 
ride. It was quite cool in the twin cities, however. 

It has been remarked lately that an increased 
quiet in the library would be appreciated by those 
trying to read or study. Try to remember this when 
you go to the library, and don't shout or stamp 
your feet. 

The Sophomoric voice is now heard in the land, 
yea, even unto the lengths and breadths of the 
campus. The time of the Prize Declamation 
draweth on apace, and the heart of the contestant 
standeth still in consequence. 

The Science Building put in its stock of gaso- 
lene for the winter one day last week. It is used 
to run the gasolene engine, and is manufactured 
into gas for use in the laboratories, Memorial Hall, 
etc. About a barrel a month is used. 

The commission of New England colleges will 
hold its annual meeting for 1899 in Brunswick next 
fall. The object of the association is to secure 
uuiformity^Of entrance examinations, and to discuss 
educational matters of general interest. 

At the annual meeting of the M. C. R. R. 
Directors, last week, it was voted immediately to 
call for bids for the erection of a new depot in 
Brunswick. It was further specified that work be 
begun as soon as possible. It seems almost too 
much to hope for. 

It is evident that the Bates idea of an all-Maine 
foot-ball team is jnst about the same thing as an 
all-Bates team. To them the distinction is not 
obvious. They do concede one man from Bowdoin 
a place — Hunt. Bird of U. of M. and Scanuell of 
Colby are also conceded places. 

Over three hundred new books, pamphlets, and 
bound volumes of magazines vfere added to the 
library one day last week. The annual increase in 
the number of books is about three thousand. 
The average circulation is about fifty per day. 
Fiction, history, and philosophy are in greatest 
demand. 

The following dates have been arranged by 
Manager W. L. Thompson of the Glee and Mando- 
in Clubs: Woodfords, Decen^ber 1st; Brunswick, 



January 10th; Bath, January 19th; Boston, Jan- 
uary 26th ; Togus, February 1st ; Lewiston, Feb- 
ruary 17th ; and Rockland and Augusta some time 
in March. 

The shadow of a new depot at Brunswick is 
again hovering over the town. It's a fantastic fig- 
ure of dreams that never comes true. We have seen 
the building on paper every fall and spring since 
long before the old depot went up in flames and 
shame, years ago. 

The new catalogue contains a re-statement of 
the courses of study, a tabular view of the same. 
The courses have been numbered so that a student 
can see, at a glance, what courses are open to him 
during his whole four years. There are 233 stu- 
dents in the college proper. 

Professor Woodrufi' gave the fourth lecture in 
his course, on the " Life of St. Paul," Wednesday 
afternoon, November IGth, in the Greek room. It 
was extremely interesting, and the audience thor- 
oughly enjoyed it. The students should turn out 
to these lectures in greater numbers. 

The college is looking forward, with much inter- 
est, to the mock trial to be held December 6th in 
Memorial by the George Evans Debating Society. 
It is something new and it is hoped will be a great 
success. One object of holding it is to increase the 
college interest in debating— a thing we are sadly 
neglecting. 

The new 'varsity foot-ball sweaters are the best 
of their kind that have been seen at Bovv'doin for 
some time. They are the regulation 'varsity sweater, 
but extra heavy, and the increased size of the " B" 
attracts much notice. It is said that one of the 
Freshmen who obtained a sweater, has worn his to 
bed ever since. 

The Freshmen celebrated their victory over the 
Sophomores right royally. They rang the Chapel 
bell until six o'clock. The npperclassmen, it should 
be said, assisted them very materially in subduing 
the unruly spirits of some of the Sophs. The Fresh- 
men brought the splendid signboard that the 
Sophs decorated on Hallowe'en night and built a 
fine fire in front of the Chapel. It was a demoral- 
izing sight to see such breaches of discipline. 

The interest in art is increasing. Many people, 
students, and strangers, daily visit the Walker Art 
Building. Mr. Currier, the instructor in art, gave 
an interesting lecture, Saturday, November 12th, 
on "Painting from Life." He has a large class, 
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waking up to find what the Art Building stands for 
under the able direction of Mr. Currier and Pro- 
fessor Johnson. 

A movement is on foot for an Athletic ball in 
Memorial Hall, before Christmas. It would be a 
very fine thing from all points of view. Financially, 
the foot-ball association would appreciate the funds; 
socially, it would introduce the Freshmen to the gay 
aud frivolous whirl of Brunswick society. It would 
prepare him for the Junior parties. Why, it would 
be very pleasant for every one I 

Our game with Wesleyau was cancelled. Our 
last game for the season was that with Portland 
Athletic Club, at Portland, on the morning of 
Thanksgiving day. A hot game was generally 
looked for. Among the Portland players who are 
old acquaintances of Bowdoin are Warren of Har- 
vard, Brooks and Alden of Colby, Coombs of Brown, 
Temple of Tech., Underwood, Dorticos, Buxton, 
and Sullivan of the Portland High School, and 
Chapman of Bowdoin, '94. 

It surely seems that somethiug ought to be done 
to arouse more enthusiasm in debating and public 
speaking. Suppose we should receive a challenge 
from one of the other Maine colleges to a joint 
debate. The result would be just what it always 
has been. "We must decline because of lack of 
practice. Perhaps in a year or two we may be 
ready to consider your challenge." Such is the 
answer we should be obliged to make. Is it consistent 
with Bowdoin prestige ? 

It has been rumored about that President Paul 
Hill and eleven of his classmates went through the 
motions of a "turkey supper," Saturday afternoon. 
It has not been learned yet whether the eleven 
invited guests were the eleven men that the Fresh- 
men played with. The feast was made brighter by 
the dying embers of the victors' fire in front of the 
chapel. The incident was not without humor. It 
might have been tragic had the Freshmen learned 
of the existence of the repast of St. Paul. 'Tis well 
that they didn't. 

The Christmas number of the Bowdoin Quill is 
to be an extra fine number, we understand. It will 
be a double number with a special cover. Among 
its attractions will be a steel engraving of the new 
Bowdoin seal on Japan paper, with an interesting 
explanation of the meaniugof the drawing. Besides 
the undergraduate work, the number will contain 
contributions in both prose aud verse from members 
of the Faculty and eminent alumni. It is the 



intention of the editors to make this number the 
best one published thus far. 

The golf links are still well patronized. Some 
needed improvements will be made in the spring. 
As no description of the links has hitherto been 
published, the golf fiends, who read the Orient, 
may appreciate this little endeavor. The first tee 
is at right angles to the lane leading to the links, 
and a good drive should carry beyond the second 
fence. The first hole lies in a hollow and should 
be done in 4. The next drive presents difficulties 
atid the course is quite sporty, there being bushes 
and small trees on the right, and a fence with 
ploughed land on the right. The second shot, 
unless directed with care, is liable to fall in a 
bunker or old cellar; but the second green is a 
good one and the score for the second hole should 
read 4. The third hole lies in' the open field, and if 
the first bunker is avoided is an easy 4. The fourth 
hole, the shortest of the course, lies on the side of 
a mound and, unless the ball is sliced over the fence 
to the right, the score should figure 3. The fifth 
hole leads over juniper bushes and bad turf, and is 
placed on the other side of a mound so that an 
approach flag is needed. A good drive has its due 
reward, but a poor one gets the player into endless 
trouble. Five is a good number for 5. The sixth 
drive-off leads to the most difficult hole of the 
course and, in the present condition of the linksi 
is quite likely to laud even a well-driven ball on the 
juniper bushes. A long cleek shot, an approach, 
and two puts makes the bogie score here six. The 
seventh hole is a pretty one and presents no diffi- 
culties. It should be done in 4. The eighth hole 
is on a plateau, as it were, and the flag cannot be 
seen from the teeing ground. A good drive should, 
however, land the ball near the green, aud 3_is a 
respectable figure. The last teeing ground sends 
the ball over fairly good ground whence an iron 
shot, an approach, and a put should laud it dead in 
4. Colonel Bogie's card at present reads : 4, 4, 4, 
3, 5, 6, 4, 3—37. The course is a short one, but it 
is at present so rough and has so many natural 
hazards that skill and luck are required to come 
very near "Bogie." With improvement and care 
the links can be made very good. The greens 
especially need improvement. 



The University of Pennsylvania expedition to 
Alaska, headed by Mr. E. A. Mac Alhemney, has 
returned with 1,300 specimens. Although the col- 
lection is valuable and interesting it contains no new 
important discoveries. 



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Bowdoin, 17 ; Colby, 0. 

For the second time this season Bowdoin showed 
her superiority over Colby. Saturday, November 
10th, Bowdoin whipped Colby on her own iield, to the 
tune of 17 to 0. This makes forty-one points that 
the White has scored upon the Blue and Grey, while 
the Blue and Grey has never crossed our goal lines. 

During the first half of the Saturday game Bow- 
doin did not wake up fully. Colby was fresh from the 
teaching of her Pennsy coach, Paul VVentz. The old 
heavy formation guards back of U. of P. worked fine, 
until Bowdoin had learned to stop it. In the second 
half Bowdoin had her opponent at her mercy. For 
sharp, clean foot-ball, that second half has not been 
improved upon, in all Bowdoin's playing this-year. 

The Colby people made their boasts that they 
were going to get revenge for the 24 to score of the 
first day. They got it with a vengeance. Every 
Bowdoin man played star foot-ball. Hadlock's play- 
ing should be placed above every one else on the field. 
He certainly cemented his place upon the All-Maine 
team by his game Saturday. Eastman played a 
mighty fine game at end. No gains were made 
around the Bowdoin ends at all. On the other hand 
Hunt and Gregson circled the Colby ends at will. 
Captain Clarke ran the team with excellent judg- 
ment. He played his own position better than he has 
before this year. 

When the teams lined up Colby got the ball on the 
kick-oif, but lost it on downs. Bowdoin rushed the 
ball down to the Colby 5-yard line, where Colby held. 
Then began one of the most unusual games. The 
Bowdoin line was powerless before the Colby guards- 
back formation, and by short gains Colby worked 
the ball down to the 10-yard line. During the first 
part of this half Bowdoin's gains were all made by 
individual playing, and even when interference such 
as was used in the second half was formed, Colby 
had not the slightest trouble in breaking it up. The 
latter part of the half it looked as though Colby 
would surely score. 

In the second half the tables were turned. Bow- 
doin put up a superior article of foot-ball, and Hunt 
and Gregson circled the Colby ends at will. It was 
in this half that the Colby eleven went completely 
to pieces, and this, contrasted with the brace that 
Bowdoin took, completely changed the game. Bow- 
doin's interference was superb. Bowdoin held once 
for downs, and during this time a most sensational 



play was made. The ball was on the 5o-yard line, 
when Clarke punted across the line and Bowdoin 
scored a touchdown by one of her men falling on the 
ball. The ball during this time was in Colby's 
territory. 

When the teams came onto the field both sides of 
the gridiron were lined with people, so that there 
must have been an attendance of 1,000 people. 
Among the crowd were a large number of Bowdoin 
supporters, although it was seldom that a Bowdoin 
yell was heard. 

Colby won the toss and Captain Scannell chose 
the westerly goal, with a slight wind in his back and 
a slight decline before his team. Clark kicked off 
to Thayer on the 3o-yard line, who advanced the ball 
15 yards before he was downed. Scannell tried the 
left tackle for 2 yards and Dearborn made a yard 
through the right tackle. Scannell tried the same 
hole for a yard. Scannell here punted to the 30-yard 
line, where Hadlock got the ball and advanced it 10 
yards before Bunneman brought him down. 

Hunt tried the left end, but the interference was 
so broken up that he made but 14 yards. Gregson 
tried the right tackle for oh yards and again circled 
the end, placing the ball on the 55-yard line. Bow- 
doin then began to circle the ends for short gains, 
until the ball was worked down to the 5-yard line, 
Gregson and Hunt circling the ends for small gains. 
On the five-yard line the game changed, as Colby 
held Bowdoin for downs. Taking the ball on the 
five-yard line Colby began to work the ball up the 
field, two and three yards at a time. Colby used the 
guards-back play almost entirely, hammering away 
at the Bowdoin guards with an irresistible force, 
never failing to make the distance. Dearborn, Drew, 
and Haggerty, with occasionally Atchley, were sent 
through the big holes opened up by Scannell and 
Thayer. Colby worked this play so many times that 
there was no question as to where the ball was 
o-oing. Each time it was through one of the guards. 
Bowdoin was powerless, and the ball was placed on 
the 10-yard line, where time was called. 

Scannell kicked to the 15-yard line in the second 
half, but Clarke had advanced to the 25-yard line 
before Haggerty got through the interference and 
downed him. 

Hunt then tried the left end for five yards and 
Gregson the right end for five more. Clarke struck 
the line for eight and Albee went through the right 
tackle for eight. Hunt followed up with five yards 
around the right end, and Gregson tried the left for 
five. Bowdoin followed this style of play, the backs 
going where they pleased behind a dovetailed inter- 
ference which Colby was unable to break, until the 



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ball was on the 22-yai-d line. Here Colby held for 
down. 

Colby tried the same old holes at the guards, and 
worked the ball back to the 30-yard line, where Bow- 
doin held Colby tor three downs and Scannell punted. 
The punt was blocked, and Hunt on the first down 
took the ball down to the 15-yard line, and Gregson 
carried the ball across the line for a touchdown, the 
first in the game. Clark failed the goal. 

Hadlock got the ball on the kick-off, and Gregson 
and Hunt carried the ball to the 50-yard line. With 
the ball on the 40-yard line, Gregson and Hunt 
having made good gains, Clark shot around the end 
for an apparently good gain, having a clear field. 
During this time it looked as though another touch- 
down was in sight, when Haggerty ran in behind the 
interference and downed him with only a 10-yard 
gain. 

The Bowdoin backs then began to work the ends 
until the ball was on the five-yard line. Dudley dur- 
ing this time was doing great work for Colby. He 
made no attempt to break up the interference, but by 
going in behind the line tackled the man from behind, 
bringing him to the ground. On the tive-yard line 
Stockbridge was sent around the right end for a 
touchdown, and Clark kicked the goal. 

At this point Scannell was obliged to leave the 
game. Wentworth had tired him completely out. 
He bad been the strength of the Colby line. Hunt 
went out in favor of Giles, who played a good game 
for the rest of the half. 

Rice kicked off to Hadlock, who ran 20 yards 
with splendid interferences. Giles and Gregson 
brought the ball to the center of the field, where 
Clarke punted 60 yards. Eastman went down on 
the punt like a deer, evaded the Colby blockers, and 
fell on the ball back of the Colby goal line, scoring 
the third touchdown. Clarke kicked the goal. 

The remainder of the game was played in the 
dim twilight. Bowdoin rushed the ball down the 
field by end and trick plays. Time was called with 
the ball in Bowdoin's possession on Colby's 15-yard 
line. A few seconds more and another touchdown 
would have been Bowdoin's. The line-up : 



Colby. 

Bunneman, I.e. 
Kaue, l.t. 
Atehley, l.g. 



Scannell (Rice), r.g. 
Thayer, r.t. 
Crawshaw, r.e. 
Tupper, q.b. 
Haggerty, l.li.b. 
Dearborn, r.h.b. 
Drew, f.b. 

Score — Bowdoin 17, Colby 0. Touchdowns— Gregson, 
Stockbridge, Eastman. Goals from touchdowns— W. B. 



Bowdoin. 

r.e., Eastman. 

r.t., Albee. 

r.g.. Young. 

0., Bodwell. 

l.g., Wentworth. 

l.t., Stockbridge. 

I.e., A. W. Clark. 

q.b., Hadlock. 

r.h.b.. Hunt (Giles). 

l.h.b., Gregson. 

f.b., W. B. Clark. 



Clark 2. Umpires — Bolster of Bates, Sinkinson of Bow- 
doin. Linesmen— Rice of Colby, Bellatty of Bowdoin. 
Time— 25-miuute halves. 

1901, 0; 1902, 6. 

One of the hottest foot-ball games played in 
Brunswick for many moons occurred on Whittier 
Athletic Field, Friday afternoon, November 16th, 
the event being the annual Sophomore-Freshman 
contest. The Freshmen won, 6 to 0. 

For several weeks the two teams have been prac- 
ticing for the event, and a great deal of interest has 
been manifested by the entire student body. When 
the game was called, at 2.16, there was a large 
crowd of upper-classmen, beside the entire two 
lower classes, on the field, and the enthusiasm was 
great throughout the game. 

It was apparent at the beginning that it would be 
a hard-fought contest, as both teams were out for 
blood. The elevens were very evenly matched, and 
the result was in doubt until the last man had been 
downed. 

The Sophomores made the most gains through 
their opponents' lines, sending Gregson and Coombs 
through for small gains nearly every time. The 
Sophomore line was strong and did good work in 
blocking the attacks of the Freshman line buckers. 
The Sophomore end plays failed to gain ground on 
account of good work done by Eastman, Bellatty, 
and Fogg of the 1902 eleven. 

The biggest weakness of 1901 was their lack of 
team play. They did not seem to know their signals 
at all. They had but little interference, except on a 
few occasions. 

The Sophomores were somewhat weakened on 
account of Cloudman, Bodwell, and Palmer, three 
of their best players, being out of the game. 

Onl3- once was the Freshman goal in danger, and 
at this time the ball was forced to their 5-yard line. 
Their opponents failed to make their distance, how- 
ever, and the ball went to the Freshmen. 

Last year 1901, as Freshmen, won from 1900, and 
for that reason the game this year was looked forward 
to with interest by the upper-classmen. 

It is the only fair, sportsmanlike game which 
occurs between the two classes, and 1902 is to be 
congratulated on the foot-ball material she has among 
her members. 

At the close of the game the chapel bell pealed 
out the Freshman victory, and a bon-fire was kindled 
on the campus. For 1901, Swett at center, Lafer- 
riere at right end. Coombs, Hill, and Gregson, back 
of the line, put up a good game. Snow kept several 
men from scoring while playing back, and Gregson 
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For the Freshmen, Kelley at left tackle, Eastman 
and Fogg at left end, Bellatty at right end. Young at 
right guard, and Kellej' at tackle played well. The 
Freshman backs. Walker, Hunt, Giles, and Upton, 
put up a good, strong game. Kelley is a man that 
will be heard from before he finishes his course, and 
did especially well in bucking the Sophomore line. 
The line-up was as follows : 

Sophomores, IflOl. Freshmen, 1902. 

Corliss, I.e. r.e., Bellatty. 

Parker, l.t. r.t., Hamilton. 

Leighton, l.g. r.g.. Young. 

Swett, c. c, Webb. 

Martelle, r.g. l.g., Barker. 

Dana, r.t. ' l.t., Kelley. 

Lafevriere, r.e. I.e., Eastman (Fogg). 

Snow, q.b. q.b., (capt.) Walker. 

Hill, r.h.b. l.h.b., Giles. 

Coombs, l.li.b. r.h.b., Hunt. 

Gregson (capt.), f.b. • f.b., Upton. 

Score — Freshmen 6, Sophomores 0. Touchdown — 
Hunt, 1902. Goal kicked by Upton. Time— 20-minute 
halves. Referee — Sinkinson. Umpiie— Clark. Timers — 
Marston and Lancey. Linesmen — Cloudman and Webber. 



The regular meeting of the society was held 
Tuesday evening, November I5th, with an attend- 
ance of about twenty-five. 

The programme opened with a very able paper 
ou the Dreyfus case by H. E. Walker, 1901, after 
which the society proceeded to debate the following 
question : 

Resolved, That all forms of hazing should be 
abolished. 

By special vote of the society, the debate was 
conducted without principal disputants, and as a 
result quite a lively discussion ensued between nine 
or ten speakers from the floor, the debate lasting 
for over an hour. The views brought out were 
'various and also quite instructive as displaying the 
sentiment of the student body toward such mild 
forms of hazing as still exist at Bowdoin. The 
opinion of those present seemed quite evenly divided, 
and when the question vs-as at last put to vote it 
was carried for the affirmative by a majority of only 
one. 

At the business session five new members were 
voted in and two applications received. It was 
voted that the next regular meeting (Tuesday, 
November 21)th) be devoted solely to business, and 
that the Mock Trial, which will come a week later 
(December 6th) take the place of any programme 
for the former night. 

The Executive Corpmittee was authorized to 



make all necessary arrangements for the Mock Trial 
and also to hire a piano for the use of the society. 
After some further discussion of the plans for the 
Trial, the society adjourned. 



The subject for November 3d was "Christ's 
Solution of Doubt." The leader was F. H. Cowan, 
1901. He said in part that every young man has 
doubts some time or other. These questionings are 
not a sign of degeneration from religion, but are 
really a sign of growth. The way to overcome 
these doubts is by asking Christ for strength and 
enlightenment. 

The society was much encouraged by hearing 
from many who have not been accustomed to speak 
heretofore. 

Graham, '98, was the leader of Sunday, Novem- 
ber 6th. fie chose as his subject "The Prodigal 
Son," and applied its many lessons to our own sur- 
roundings and cases. His address was earnest, and 
left much food for thought. 

November lOtb had "Laboring for the Best 
Wages" as its subject. Clough, 1900, was the 
leader, and read as references Isa. 65:17-23, John 
6:22-27, Rom. 6:11-23. The evening was a very 
profitable one to those who attended. 

Sunday, November 13th, had Prof. G. T. Little 
as its speaker. Professor Little read an address on 
God in Nature that appealed most acceptably to all 
who heard it. He spoke of the beauty of a deep 
acquaintance with nature aud of the many mystical 
wonders that we see on all sides of us, living mon- 
uments of God's power. He gave among other 
things a beautiful description of the ocean, the 
symbol of nature's greatness and man's littleness, 
and spoke of its lessons concerning God. His quota- 
tions from literature were many and fine, and 
among them was Isaiah's "Awake, awake; put on 
thy strength." 

In conclusion, the Professor said that the library 
offered a chance to become better acquainted with 
our Master through the many books, ancient and 
modern, on His life which it contains, and that he 
hoped many would avail themselves of its use. 

On Thursday, November 17th, the meeting was 
led by C. C. PhiUips, '99. The subject was Thank- 
fulness, and the near approach of the national day 
of Thanksgiving rendered it particularly fitting. 

No meeting was held on Thursday, November 
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'36.— Tbe Boston Herald, 

'recently in giving a slsetch 

li tbe uewly acquired Hawaii, spealis 

of the worli of a Bowdoin man, of 

the Class of 1836, who went to Hawaii as 

a missionary nearly sixty years ago : 

The Oahu school was founded fifty-seven years 
ago, and the Rev. Daniel Dole, the father of Presi- 
dent Sanford B. Dole, was first at its head. It 
was chartered as a college in 1853, and is now serv- 
ing tbe cause of higher education in the islands. 
It is not conducted as a money- making institution, 
nor does it charge its students the cost of their 
education. One is charged only one dollar a week 
for thirty-eight weeks for tuition and receives board, 
rooms, etc., at cost. For $38 the student receives 
tbe value of $327.48, it is estimated. Tbe college 
is supported by private endowments. 

'41.— George A. Thomas is highly spoken of in 
one of the articles composing the series " Men You 
Know," published by the Argus : 

And there is in Portland no name better known 
than that of George A. Thomas. He has for a 
generation or so been known as the man who is a 
friend to everybody. On the border land of eighty 
now he is still tbe same bright, companionable man 
he was ten-fifteen- twenty years ago. He declines 
to grow old. And he is a good illustration of the 
old saying, "A woman is as old as she looks, and a 
man as old as he feels." Mr. Thomas in one sense 
will never grow old. Tbe body will, of course, grow 
old, will in time feel tbe infirmities of gathering 
age, but the spirit will be ever young, and at last 
when he does die, no matter what we may say down 
here, or bow old the newspapers may call him, in a 
better laud they will talk of the bright young 
spirit, their latest accession. George A. Thomas 
will never grow old in tbe highest and best sense. 
He is and has been a busy man. Colonel Bryan's 
definition of the business man would apply to him 
scarcely better than that of the street, and yet in a 
way he has been a busy man all his life long. He 
is a member of the bar, but he had no nee'd of 
plunging into the struggle for practice, and so pre- 
ferred to take life iu a brighter and quieter way. 
He has made music instead of making speeches, 



but still he could make speeches if he felt like 
doing it. 

A little while ago, speaking of Mr. Thomas, an 
otherwise bright and discriminating woman said, 
" Mr. George A. Thomas always reminds me of 
Master Simon in Bracebridge Hall." It was a most 
unfortunate comparison. She might as well have 
said, "Mr. George A. Thomas reminds me of Abbot 
Samson iu Carlyle's Past and Present." There 
would be far more resemblance between Mr. Thomas 
and the master of Bracebridge Hall, for Mr. Thomas 
does have a liking for old pictures and old books, 
and, above all, for old friends. Possibly he remem- 
bers the old games of seventy years ago, and cer- 
tainly he does remember the good old town and the 
ancient but still unforgotten worthies of the place. 
Mr. Thomas has largely spent his life in making 
others happy, and yet he never lacked courage 
when there was any necessity of showing it. He 
was not a great business man like his brother, the 
late Hon. William W. Thomas, but in the old days, 
when the hand of the North was almost as heavy 
on the slave as the hand of the South, and when 
a man of his social position was bound to lose by 
championing an unpopular cause, he showed very 
plainly where he stood, and no slave was turned 
from his door, and he had never a thought of 
sending one back after he had taken the north star 
as his guide ou his way to freedom. If he made no 
speeches he could and did stand by those who did, 
and he gave them a valued and much-needed 
support. 

Mr. Thomas, like his sister. Miss Charlotte 
Thomas, has commonly been a trifle ahead of the 
actual time. He has kept a bit in advance of the 
trend of public sentiment. His house was open to 
the anti-slavery agitators and be was nuiubered 
among their friends until the last one laid down his 
burden of years and went to " do service such as 
angels can." It proved the value of his aid then 
that to the last he retained the warm personal 
friendship of that little band of moral heroes, who 
did in a very notable way help to mould and form 
the opinion of the country. 

And theu he has been a Ann believer in and in 
his modest way a champion of the idea of woman 
suffrage. He is no new convert, but has held firmly 
to that idea for the past fifty years, or ever since 
the first convention was held. Possibly his pro- 
nounced anti-slavery views had something to do 
with his espousing that other and then just as 
unpopular cause. Most anti-slavery men were in 
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to remember Mr. Thomas rather as the sayer of 
kindly things, as a wise and good man who thought 
of others rather than of himself, than as the friend, 
supporter, or champion of -any cause. As has been 
said it took some backbone to stand by the side of 
a man like Parker Pillsbury, but the anti-slavery 
cause having triumphed, is now popular, and we 
honor the men who, like ILr. Thomas, are still left 
to represent those who stood in so marked and 
manly a fashion for what they esteemed the grand- 
est of reforms, and who followed what seemed to 
them the voice of God, even if it led them to forsake 
church and bar, to give up all hope of political 
success, and to be content to be the champions of an 
unpopular cause. It was a striking figure of speech 
Parker Pillsbury made use of in a parlor lecture 
delivered in the house of Mr. Thomas when he said, 
"And in those days I ascended from the pulpit and 
took a place, even if an humble one, by the side of 
Garrison." It was a going up with them, when in 
the eyes of the world they seemed to go down. 

History takes note of strange things sometimes. 
Governor Wise is chiefly remembered now because 
he signed the death warrant of John Brown, and 
his memory promises to go down to future genera- 
tions with that of the crazed fanatic, the piteous 
fear and useless rage of a great state, elevated to a 
set with the martyrs. Granting that this world is 
chiefly a pilgrimage, then George A. Thomas has been 
a singing pilgrim. He has helped to make the 
world brighter. He has assisted to drive dull care 
away. His has been, even in times of depression 
a jolly good hearty laugh, the laugh of a brave and 
honest man, who, holding to the brightest of creeds, 
that the world ought to be made the better by the 
passing through it of every soul, has practiced 
rather than preache'd, sang rather than moralized, 
laughed instead of cried, and because his life has 
been exceptionally bright, has made the lives of 
many brighter than they otherwise could have been. 
And he has given his time freely and unselfishly, 
just as he has given his money. He has not given 
largely, but he has given constantly. If it be true 
that we carry with us when we stand before God 
just the sum total of our benevolences and that the 
" cold dead hand " holds that much and no more as 
it is stretched out before Him, then the time will 
come when George A. Thomas will be nearly, if not 
quite the richest man this city ever had. He may 
not have given wisely, but he has given willingly. 
His name has not in that respect figured in the 
papers, but the table of poor folk has been better 
spread because of his kindly thoughtfulness, g,nd 



when he said to his grocer, " Send us down more 
meat this time, there are a good many tramps about 
now," there spoke not a cautious citizen and believer 
in the idea that all men should work or not eat, or 
else eat because their fathers worked, but rather 
the kindly nature of a man who is content to 
believe that Weary Higgins actually is a victim of 
circumstances and that Dusty Ehoades was formerly 
a well-to-do citizen, and to feed them rather than 
to say, " two more hobos. Get out." 

But Mr. Thomas has other and larger claims on 
the city of his birth. He has been, with his sister, 
to whom reference has already been made, a 
co-entertainer of people from abroad. The term, 
"social corner," given to the old house where they 
have lived so long, is actually as a matter of fact 
better fitted to it than the more stately designation, 
"the historic Thomas mansion," which in a sense it 
is and then again it is not, but the more formal 
designation will be the continuing one. If we only 
could hear again the songs sung there, and the 
stories told there, and the good things said there, 
but it may not be. If there is a vacant chair there 
it is a comfort to believe that somewhere life-long 
burden bearing has been rewarded, that somewhere 
blind eyes are seeing and deaf ears hearing, and a 
bright spirit standing with other souls of just men 
made perfect. George A. Thomas is singing here 
yet, and his is the song of friendship and love. 
Because he has opened wide his doors, and bid the 
famous who have visited us come in, we thank him. 
And because he has opened his doors and invited 
manhood and womanhood to come in, to sit down 
and to rest with him, because in a glorious spirit of 
true democracy he has believed not in classes or 
masses, but in manhood and womanhood,, and has 
tried to help the deserving, we will hold his mem- 
ory just as we hold the living man in loving remem- 
brance. His has been a wide and out-sweeping 
faith in humanity. He has been deceived doubtless 
many times, but his faith is still the same. " But 
is he a practical man?" you ask. No, not in the 
way we understand the term. The Master when he 
tried to express his idea of the place of rest pre- 
pared for us by a loving Father, did not select a 
high priest, or even a successful Jewish lawyer, or 
an aspiring politician, anxious to please Herod and 
Pilate at one and the same time, or even the patient 
working Martha, or the trusting Mary as the type, 
but rather a little child. " His heart was the heart 
of a little child," said Thackeray of his splendid 
old colonel. We rejoicingly say the same of George 
A. Thomas, because the heart of a child, and that 



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of a strong, pure, patient, trusting, and helpful 
man, must always be the same. 

'47. —Mrs. Sarah E. Merrill, wife of Dr. Franklin 
B. Merrill of Alfred, died last week, aged 72. 

'64.— The Hon. Enoch Foster, A.M., late Justice 
of the Supreme Court, has been recently admitted 
to practice in the United States District Court in 
Portland. 

75.— It is generally understood that the Hon. 
Seth L. Larrabee, of Portland, will be a strong 
candidate for the gubernatorial chair at the close of 
Governor Powers's term. Mr. Larrabee is a lawyer 
who is well known throughout the state. He is 
speaker of the present House of Representatives. 
He showed himself to be an able executive officer 
and won much popularity among the governor- 
makers of Maine. He was graduated from Bow- 
doin in 1875 in the same class with Dr. Dudley A. 
Sargent of Harvard and Dr. Myles Standish, an 
eminent physician of Boston. It is a coincidence 
that Mr. Larrabee's rival for the chief executive 
office of Maine should baa Bowdoin Medical School 
graduate of the Class of 1877, Dr. John Fremont 
Hill of Augusta. Dr. Hill is a very wealthy pub- 
lisher and business man at the capital. He has 
served in both branches of the Legislature several 
sessions and is now a member of the Governor's 
Council. Bowdoin gives her best wishes to both 
her sons and, as both cannot be Governor at once, 
she begs the unsuccessful candidate to wait his 
turn until the successful one has finished his term. 

'76. — Professor Arlo Bates, Litt.D., is to lecture 
in the Free Course of the Lowell Institute in Boston, 
on a Supplementary Course in Composition. His 
lectures before the Lowell Institute have been pub- 
lished in book form by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 
under the title, " Talks on Writing English," and 
"Talks on the Study of Literature." Professor 
Bates's new novel, just published, "The Puritans," 
has been very favorably received by literary critics. 
It is a work of art, splendidly balanced, like all his 
books. Our stern, uncompromising, bigoted ances- 
tors, have received much of disapproval, much 
even of scorn and contempt at the hands of their 
ungrateful descendants. Professor Bates's new 
novel, deeply interesting as a story, and attractive 
as a study in cljaracter analysis, points out to us 
in modern Boston society the cold gray of the 
Puritan woven in and out. The peaked hat is gone, 
and the gloomy face— happily much of the cant and 
bigotry. But the unbending will, often coupled 
with true huaiility, the unflinching obedience to 
conscience, remain as a lasting heritage. Pride of 



ancestry is a righteous pride when it commands 
high ideals. "The Puritans" handles this idea 
splendidly. 

'78.— John F. Hall, whom the Democrats of the 
Second Congressional District of New Jersey nomi- 
nated for Congress, is a well-known South Jersey 
editor and publisher. He was born in Oxford 
County, Maine, forty-seven years ago. He was 
thrown upon his own resources at an early age. 
By working on farms iu summer and teaching school 
h: winter he acquired a college education, graduat- 
ing at Bowdoin in the Class of 1878. He was prin- 
cipal of the High School in Atlantic City two years 
before he embarked in journalism. For nearly 
twenty years he edited and published the Atlantic 
Times, which, in 1889, was consolidated by purchase 
with the Atlantic Democrat, making the Atlantic 
Times-Democrat. In 1888 he started a daily after- 
noon edition — the Daily Union. Both papers now 
receive his constant attention. Editor Hall has 
always been a fearless advocate of reforms, and has 
often sacrificed personal popularity, especially with 
the office-holding class, by the too free use of his 
pen. As an active Democratic leader he helped to 
secure entire control of the city government of 
Atlantic City some years ago, and thereby became 
president of the board of education, a position which 
he held for three years, to the great advantage of 
the public schools. He is in hearty sympathy with 
farming, labor, and educational interests, and in his 
papers is always doing his part. For the past year 
or two he has been secretary and treasurer of the 
New Jersey State Forestry Association. He is a 
staunch Democrat, a conservative business man, 
and commands the respect and esteem of his home 
people. He is an aggressive writer and ready 
speaker. 

'79. — Hod. S. S. Stearns is reported to be ill at 
his home in Norway, Me. 

Ex-'9I. — N. Flint Allard is in the lumber busi- 
ness at Chatham, N. H. 

'94. — Arthur Chapman is playing halfback this 
fall on the crack team of the Portland Athletic 
Association. 

'96. — Jerry Libby has been coaching the Ells- 
worth High School Foot-Ball Team this season. 

'98. — Donald B. McMillan is principal of the 
High School at Great Falls. 

'98. — Stephen Young of the Harvard Law School 
is very ill with typhoid fever, at the Massachusetts 
General Hospital. His many Bowdoin friends give 
him their most sincere sympathy and hopes for bis 
speedy recovery. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXVIII. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, DECEMBER 7, 1898. 



No. 11. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOA.RD, 

Rot L. Marston, '99, Editor-in-Chief. 

Byron S. Philoon, '99, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

Frank L. Dctton, '99, Business Manager. 

Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 

Drew B. Hall, '99. James P. Webber, 1900. 

Percy A. Baeb, 1900. Frederick C. Lee, 1900. 

Arthur L. Griffiths, 1901. Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901. 

Per annum, in advance, ..... $2.00. 
Single Copies, 15 Cents. 

Extra copies can be obtained at the booljstores or on applica- 
tion to the Business Manager. 

Uemittances sliouUl be made to tlie Business Man.ager. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he "Wishes to have appended. 

Personal and news items may be mailed to Box 1071, Bruns- 
wick, Me., or di'opped in the Orient box in the College Ijibrary. 

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXVIII., No. 11.— December 7, 1898. 

Editorial Notes 163 

Bowdoin Honor Roll 165 

Delta Kappa Epsilon Convention 166 

Bowdoin Verse: 

Manila 166 

Collegii Tabula 167 

Athletics 169 

Personal 171 

In Memoriam 172 

College World .,,,..,...... 173 




It is seldom that the college is 
brought to the sense of grief as it has been 
during this last week. Two of Alma Materia 
most beloved sons have passed into the valley 
of shadows since we left for our Thanks- 
giving recess. While the college was sleep- 
ing and W€ were making merry at our own 
firesides, the grim reaper crept in and stole 
from the fold of Bowdoin's youngest alumni, 
a son most dear. Eugene T. Minott, '98, 
V7as taken from us in the flush of young 
manhood. He was on the campus in the 
best of health the Sunday before he died 
Wednesday. Without warning Death claimed 
him for his own, and we who knew him only 
to love him, are the losers. 

Not satisfied with this older son. Death 
snatched from the very arms of the Mater 
her youngest son, George B. Kenniston, Jr., 
of the Class of 1902. His death was the 
more sad because he was not taken in his 
home with his parents and friends at his 
death-bed. He went down in the ill-fated 
steamer, Portland, on his way back to college, 
from his Thanksgiving recess spent in Bos- 
ton. The terrible storm that made so many 
homes desolate, robbed us of one whom in 
our short acquaintance we had learned to 
regard most sincerely. He had been with 
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the college had decided to look to him for 
things not in the ordinary student. He had 
shown himself to be an athlete, promising 
great ability, and what is better, a gentleman 
worthy of respect and affection. He will be 
missed by the whole college, not less than by 
the coterie of friends who knew him best. 

The Orient extends most sincere sym- 
pathy to the bereaved parents of both men. 



TTTHE Thanksgiving game with the Portland 
-^ Athletic Association team in Portland 
wound up the Bowdoin season. It was an 
excellent game, and what is more, it is the 
beginning of a very good custom. Portland 
people are good people, and it is meet that 
the college and town should be better 
acquainted. The team sent out by the 
Athletic Association has made a most envi- 
able record, and a record that should guar- 
antee a good team next year from the Forest 
City. It is noticeable that the best two men 
were old Bowdoin men. 

The Obient in the last issue gave a brief 
summing up of the season up to the Port- 
land game. As the score of this game was a 
tie, it really makes but little difference in 
the year's record. Three games only were 
lost out of the twelve played. 



TlfHERE are a very few things that the 
■^ manager of next year's foot-ball team 
can learn from this season. The first is in 
regard to the Dartmouth game. This year's 
experience has taught that the team should 
never play another game in Hanover unless 
arrangements can be made whereby the team 
can have sufficient time to recover from the 
long railway jaunt. If possible the Dart- 
mouth game should be played in Portland. 
The management would be sure of large 
gate receipts in Portland for a Bowdoin- 
Dartmouth game. The most important item, 
however, would be that Bowdoin would be 



put on equal terms with her antagonist. 
This season the team was completely ex- 
hausted by the strain of the trip and the 
sickness caused by the delay en route. This 
was through no fault in this year's manager, 
because he could not foresee this. But if 
such a thing occurs next year the college 
will hold next year's manager res[)onsible 
because he has seen how it worked this year. 

Anotherthing which the '99 managermust 
bear in mind, from the experience this year. 
This is in regard to the Bates game. The 
actual contracts must be made early in the 
year, so that no opportunity will be left open 
for the unfortunate circumstance of this 
year. Bowdoin was put in a position in 
which she was obliged to subject herself to 
the dictation of Bates, much to the humilia- 
tion of the whole college. Bowdoin has all 
to lose and nothing to win in playing an 
institution like Bates, and for that reason, if 
for no other, should maintain the dignity 
that position should give to her. 

Just one flea more for the ear of next 
year's manager, and that is play Amherst 
and Williams if possible, Amherst anyway. 
Bowdoin is in their class exactly. This year 
we would have beaten Amherst and given 
Williams a hard rub. Bowdoin should have 
Dartmouth's place in the triangular league 
when Dartmouth finally makes up her 
mind to get out and look for larger game. 
Amherst, Williams, and Bowdoin would be 
an admirably matched league in all three 
spoi'ts. On the diamond Bowdoin has repeat- 
edly shown herself able to make creditable 
showings with both colleges. The same is 
true of track and field athletics. 

Finally, Mr. Manager for the season of 
1899, allow the Orient to presume to advise 
from this year's experience that the coach 
be the best one obtainable! Not a mere 
good coach, but the best coach that it is 
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is as important as tlie quality of the team. 
The college will support you on the financial 
side and will hold you responsible if the best 
coach is not secured. 

This is not said in a spirit of criticism 
of this year's management in any way, for 
affairs have been conducted in a better and 
abler manner than ever before in the history 
of foot-ball at Bowdoin. 



TITHE college was favored with a treat from 
-'■ Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson last 
Saturday night, who spoke upon "Some 
English and American Traits." Col. Hig- 
ginson belongs to that school of New Eng- 
land men of letters which is fast disappear- 
ing. His place upon the lecture platform 
cannot be filled bj^ any of the younger school 
of American authors. 

His lecture was one of absorbing interest. 
The atmosphere of British characteristics 
was brought out by chatty reminiscences 
and hit-or-miss observations. The weak- 
nesses of our Saxon brethren were illumi- 
nated not less than the strong and noble 
traits which have made the race the potent 
power that it is. The American side of the 
talk came out in delicate, gentle comparisons 
of the two peoples. In closing, Col. Higgin- 
son said that he hoped the American people 
in its endeavors to imitate the Englishman's 
life would not omit the healthy, frank, aud 
genuine nobleness of the British character. 

Col. Higginson's affectionate allusion to 
our own Hawthorne deeply touched the 
feelings of the audience. When we realize 
that it was the appreciation of a friend, it 
can be better understood. His to-days cer- 
tainly must be as pleasant as his "cheerful 
yesterdays," if the kind and sunny nature 
of the man, as evidenced Saturday night, 
follows him always. The Saturday Club is 
certainlj' to be congratulated upon its suc- 
cess. The college is grateful for the courtesy 
of its invitation to listen to such a man. It 



is for such lectures that the student body 
clamors. Let us hope that some day a man 
will see the wisdom of endowing a fund to 
provide a course every winter. 



Bowdoin Honor Roll. 

TTfHE OuiENT publishes the list of Bow- 
-■' doin men who served in the United 
States army and navy during the Spanish 
war, with the additional names sent in since 
the last issue. Again the Orient asks the 
friends of the college to assist in making 
the list complete. 

Charles Porter Mattocks, '02, A.M., Portland, 
Brigadier-General, commanding the Third Brigade 
of the Third Division of the Third Corps of the 
United States Volunteers. 

Melvin Augustus Cochran, '62, A. M., Colonel 
commanding the Sixth Infantry, U. S. A. 

Almon Libbey Varuey, '62, A. M., Major in the 
Ordnance Department, U. S. A. 

William Owen Peterson, ex-'77. Major command- 
ing First Battalion, First Maine Regiment, U. S. V. 

Merton Lyndon Kimball, '87, Sergeant, Co. D, 
First Maine Regiment, U. S. V. 

Mervin Ap Rice, '89, Second Lieutenant, Co. H, 
First Maine Regiment, U. S. V. 

George Franklin Freeman, '90, First Lieutenant 
and Assistant Surgeon, U. S. S. Wabash, U. S. N. 

Walton Willis Poor, '91, Corporal, Co. F, First 
Maine Regiment, U. S. V. Died at Chickamauga, 
August 6th. 

Edmund Mortimer Leary, ex-'9I, Second Lieu- 
tenant, Troop D, Second Cavalry, U. S. A. 

Lucieu Stacy, ex-'93, Second Lieutenant, Co. F, 
Twentieth Infantry, U. S. A. Died of malarial fever, 
September 4, 1898, in Gorham. 

Weston Percival Chamberlain, '93, First Lieu- 
tenant and Assistant Surgeon, TJ. S. A., at Fortress 
Monroe. 

Chase Pulsifer, '97, Private, Battery A, First 
Maine Heavy Artillery. 

Wallace Archer Purnell, ex-'97. Sergeant, Bat- 
tery C, First Maine Heavy Artillery. 

Arthur Philip Fairfield, ex-'99, Naval Cadet, U. 
S. cruiser Columbia, U. S. N. 

Alfred Louis Laferriere, 1901, Sergeant, Co. D, 
First Maine Regiment, U. S. V. 

Albion Quiucy Rogers, '81, First Lieutenant, 
Fourteenth Minnesota Regiment, U. S. V. 



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Albert Bernard Donworth, ex-'90, Second Lieu- 
tenant, Co. D, Fourteenth Infantry, U. S. A. Saw 
service at Santiago. 



Delta Kappa Epsilon Convention. 

TPHE fifty-second annual convention of tlie 
^ Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity was held 
at Detroit on November 16th, 17th, 18th, and 
19th, with the Detroit Alumni Association 
and the Omicron Chapter of the University 
of Michigan at Ann Arbor. The convention 
was one of the largest ever held, thirty-four 
of the thirty-five chapters being represented 
by regular delegates, while many of the 
alumni were present unofficially. 

The delegates assembled earlier than 
usual this year, and Wednesday noon saw 
most of them registered. Wednesday even- 
ing, at 8.30, an informal reception was held 
at the Detroit Club, and a most pleasant 
evening was passed by all. Business sessions 
were held Thursday forenoon and afternoon 
in Convention Hall at the Russel House, 
which was headquarters for the convention. 
The convention photograph was taken Thurs- 
day noon in front of the City Hall. In the 
afternoon, after the business session, a recep- 
tion was given to the delegates at the resi- 
dence of Hon. Dexter M. Ferry, where a 
most charming hour was passed. 

The evening was occupied by the ball at 
Philharmonic Hall. The beauty of Detroit 
was in evidence, and the evening will be long 
remembered by those present. The hall was 
beautifully decorated and the music beyond 
reproach. The dancing was kept up until 
the small hours of the morning. Business 
sessions were held Friday forenoon and after- 
noon, after which the delegates took special 
electric cars near City Hall and had a very 
enjoyable ride out to the Detroit Country 
Club. Two new chapters were admitted 
this year, one at Tulane University in New 
Orleans and the other at the University of 
Toronto. 



The banquet was held Friday evening at 
the Russel House, aiid the dining-hall was 
most beautifully and tastefully decorated for 
the occasion. A bountiful banquet was set 
forth, after which toasts were responded to 
by many of the alumni. Henry Russel was 
toast-master, and responses were given b)'' 
Hon. C. B. Grant, A. W. Brockway, Hon. 
John Patten, A. C. Angell, W. C. Maybury, 
Mayor of Detroit, and others. After the 
toasts, the usual ceremonies were carried out 
and the banquet was at an end. 

Saturday forenoon a special car was on 
hand, in which the delegates went to Ann 
Arbor, where lunch was served at the Omi- 
cron chapter house. The afternoon was 
passed very pleasantly in witnessing the 
foot-ball game between University of Michi- 
gan and Beloit College. This ended the 
fifty-second convention. The convention 
next year will be held at Amherst with the 
Sigma Chapter. Theta Chapter of Bowdoin 
was represented by F. W. Briggs, '99, E. R. 
Godfrey, '99, and Cony Sturgis, '99. 



Bowdoirp ^ep§e. 

Manila. 

That night when sank the burning sun to rest 

And darliness threw her veil o'er toil-worn earth, 

The ev'ning's guns proclaimed the day had fled 

And that the war-girt city's multitudes 

Might sleep secure from any foreign foe. 

The night advanced. From moss-grown rampart wall 

And fi'om the bulwarks of the anchored ships 

Was heard the droning "All's well," called in turn 

By drowsy sentinels on guard 'gainst foes. 

The night wore on. The careless watch, half-wake. 

Glanced out across the widening, dark-green bay. 

At limes the fitful, phosphorescent glare 

Of noctilucas flashed far here and there, 

And hungry, lapping waves licked at the shore. 

And faintly came the salt-breathed sea breeze in. 

Across the bay he saw Manila's lights 

And twinklings from the fort at Cavite. 

Above he tried to count the myriad stars. 

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He turned and yawned. A space-borne shooting-star 

Sprang 'ci'oss the sky. Agape, he watched it Tall. 

Another came, and then a sudden burst of them. 

Astonished, frightened, first he rubbed his eyes, 

Then quickly crossed himself in trembling fear. 

The shooting-stars came in a steady line. 

As if from out a moving furnace shot. 

Aquake he watched them pass, and then too late 

He saw the awful meaning of it all. 

And with a shout awoke the sleeping men 

To realize that undetained the foe went by. 



A thunder from the roaring Spanish guns; 
A hurried signal to the waking fleet; 
A hopeless movement ev'ry way but right; 
And, scarcely dawn, the fated fight began. 
In awful silence moved the Yankee fleet, 
A single line, straight on the firing foe. 
And silent still, a belch of thunder came. 
And for two hours shot and shell poured out 
And crushed and blasted ev'ry Spanish hope. 

— L., 1900. 




The wreck of the Portland 
and the death of G. B. Kennis- 
ton, 1902, of Boothbay, cast a gloom 
over the whole college. For some days 
the disaster was the only topic of con- 
versation. Many of the fellows had 
narrow escapes from sailing on the unfortunate 
steamer, and for a day or two some an.xiety was 
occasioned. Every one had a word of praise for 
Kenniston, and his death came as a personal loss 
to many. 

Dana, 1901, has been ill at his home in Portland. 
Kenneth Sills, 1901, gave a birthday feed Mon- 
day night. 

There was a meeting of the College Jury last 
Monday night. 

Snow, 1901, and Hunt, 1902, were officials at the 
Bath-Brunswick game. 

The Sophomore Prize Declamation is to occur 
Thursday, December 15th. Just now the voice of 
the Sophomore is heard in our laud. 



The Glee Club gave a very successful concert at 
Woodfords, December 1st. 

Ten is the reported number of those who failed 
to pass the Freshman algebra examination. 

Baxter, '98, editor-in-chief of last year's Orient, 
was in town during the Thanksgiving recess. 

Gym comes soon. The instructors are already 
hard at work under the supervision of Dr. Whittier. 

Deutscher Verein was to hold a meeting, 
Wednesday, the 7th, with Webster, South Winthrop. 

The Juniors who take English Literature are at 
work on the "Beginnings of the Eomantic Move- 
ment." 

The Freshman sweaters, though bearing more 
or less of a resemblance to the college ones, are 
very good. 

Professor Lee gave an interesting lecture to his 
geology class on the Bowdoiu expedition to Labra- 
dor in 1891. 

Bowdoin's roll of honor is increasing every week. 
It is larger than any college of its size at this stage 
in the researches. 

The Sophomore French class is hard at work on 
its outside reading. The books required are Esther, 
Atbalie, L'£tout, and L'Avare. 

The college will be glad to know that Young, '98, 
who has been quite ill with typhoid fever in the 
hospital at Boston, is recovering. 

Professor Macdonald examined the Juniors in 
history on Wednesday, the 7th, and the Sophomores 
on the afternoon of Saturday, the lOth. 

Williamson, '98, and J. C. Minot, '96, were bear- 
ers at the funeral of Eugene Minott, '98, who died 
November 23d, at his home in Phippsburg. 

Professor Houghton, who has been kept in the 
house by rather a serious accident, granted his 
classes adjourns during the week after Thanksgiv- 
ing. 

The foot-ball team has not yet had its picture 
taken, owing to the absence of two of its members. 
The election of captain has also been deferred for 
a while. 

It is about time that the Foot-Ball Association 
be electing its next manager. An early start is 
half the battle, and nowadays when good coaches 
are so early engaged, and the college teams fill their 
schedules so many months before games are played, 
it really is a matter of vital importance that a 
manager be elected early in the winter. 



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The autobiography of Neal Dow has been received 
by the library. The volume is a most interesting 
one, covering as it does nearly eighty years of per- 
sonal reminiscence. 

Among the books added to the athletic depart- 
ment of the library are several on golf. One 
published in England, written by Horace Hutchin- 
son, has perhaps the most authority. 

President Hyde, in bis prayer at Chapel on 
Wednesday, November 30th, alluded to the sorrow 
that the College felt on hearing of the terrible loss 
of life from the wreck of the Poi-tland. 

The storm of Sunday, November 2~tb, and the 
consequent blockade on most of the railroads, made 
the attendance at recitations, on Monday morn- 
ing, rather slim. Most of the professors granted 
adjourns. Even in the afternoon there were by no 
means full classes. 

There was the usual rush at the station on 
Thanksgiving Day, the occasion being the Fresh- 
men's attempt to spring their yell. A half-dozen of 
that class clung boldly to each other and the fence, 
and by the assistance of General Sparks and others 
made a fairly effective yell. It is to be doubted if 
the passengers on the train heard a word of it, 
however. 

The last themes of the terms were due Decem- 
ber 3d. Subjects: Juniors— 1, Campaign methods 
in America and England; 2, Why a boy should go 
to College; 3, A description of one of the Mural 
Decorations in the Art Building. Sophomores — 1, 
A Short Story; 2, " To the Victors belong the 
Spoils"; 3, Novel Reading; 4, A description of the 
Interior of King's Chapel. 

A fairly large number of students attended the 
Bowdoiu-Portland Athletic Club game in Portland, 
on Thanksgiving day. The rooters, led by Thomp- 
son, '99, and Edwards, 1900, made a respectable 
noise, and amused the crowd by a verse of "Phi 
Chi." They had good reason to cheer, too, for the 
game was practically, if not actually, a victory for 
Bowdoin. It is clai med, and with good reason, that 
Clark downed the ball over the line and then had 
it taken from him. Tim Murphy, Bowdoin's star 
tackle of two years ago, played a fine game at guard 
for P. A. C. Chapman, '94, was the best P. A. C. 
back. Bowdoin men on both sides, you see! 

The new railway station of the Maine Central at 
Brunswick will be 120 feet by 40 feet in size. It 
will be a story and a half high, built of buff brick, 
and brown stone trimmings. The general waiting- 



room will be 38x36 feet and carried out to the roof 
with Italian marble tile floor. The ticket office will 
be 13 feet square and placed in the center of the 
building. The baggage room will be 20x30 feet, 
and the express room 17x30 feet. At the west end 
of the new station will be the toilet rooms and the 
telegraph ofBce, 12x14 feet, and the agent's office, 
also 12x14. Over these two rooms, in a second 
story, with dormer windows, will be two rooms for 
offices for Superintendent of Offices and Bridges, R. 
M. Watson, and Road-master Jordan Evans. These 
will be the only two rooms on the second floor that 
will be occupied. The apartments over the bag- 
gage room will be used for storing waste material. 
The roof of the new depot will be of slate, and in 
front of the structure will be a hard-pine awning, 
500 feet in length. The platforms will be of concrete 
with granite curbing. The building will be wired 
for electric lights and heated by hot water. At one 
end of the waiting-room will be a fountain of Knox- 
ville marble. At the other end of the apartment 
will be an open fire-place of buff brick and bi'own- 
stone. The building will cost $30,000. The specifi- 
cations call for the completion of the station by 
July 1st, next, and the bids are supposed to be all in 
early in December. 

A change in the method of announcing stand- 
ing at the end of the term has been adopted by the 
Faculty. The rank in each course for the term is 
indicated on a scale of 8, and is a combination 
of two ranks, one for scholarship, the other for 
attendance. A signifies a rank of 7-5 or over; B, 
a rank not lower than 7, nor higher than 7-4; C, a 
rank not lower than 6, nor higher than 6-9; D, a 
rank not lower than 5-5, nor higher than 5-9, and 
E, a rank lower than 5-5, and a condition. The 
change is to go into effect at the close of the pres- 
ent term. The reasons for it are various. Fifteen 
years ago, when the College adopted the system of 
ranking that has been in vogue up to the present 
time, the courses were not elective. Every man 
took the same course as every other man. Now all 
that is changed. The courses are at present almost 
altogether elective, as much so as in any New Eng- 
land college, for even in Harvard the courses to be 
chosen are limited. The Faculty feels that it is 
better to divide what was formerly the first-class 
standing into two grades, A and B, so that those 
who do extra-good work may have something to 
show for it. That is practically the only change in 
the new system. While the Faculty seem to be 
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student body, with hardly an exception, is opposed 
to it. Whether the new system will work more 
good than harm remains to be proved. Most of the 
students think there will be more harm than good 
from it. 



iftf?letieS' 



Boivdoin, ; Portland, 0. 

The Bowdoin foot-ball season of '98 ended with a 
tie game with the strong athletio aggregation of 
Portland at the Deering grounds on Tliauksgiving 
Day, November 24:th. In many respects Bowdoin 
outplayed the eleven veterans of the Forest City, 
and the score ended to on account of the wet 
grounds which once prevented Hunt from scoring 
with a clear field ahead, and on account of the 
decision of tlie referee — who, by the way, was a Bates 
man — giving the ball to Portland after Clark had 
bucked their center for a touchdown. But in the 
"down" the ball was found evenly divided between 
the hand of Clark and of a Portland man. Another 
surprise was in the bucking of the Bowdoin backs 
against a line containing men like Smith, Brooks, 
and Murphy; a line which was considered quite 
unbuckable by all Portlandites and, in fact, was 
respected by all who knew at all the metal of Port- 
land's linemen ; nor should Clark's superiority in 
punting be forgotten. Many were the times that an 
exchange of punts netted Bowdoin from 10 to 20 
yards. 

The weather overhead was such as is described 
in foot-ball books, but beneath the feet was found 
a species of mud second to none but that of our own 
dear college town. The crowds about the side line 
approached nearly to two thousand, while enthusiasm 
swept continually through the cohorts of both the 
black and white, and the white and old gold. Finan- 
cially, too, there is much cause to rejoice, for the old 
bugaboo of Bowdoin athletics, just feeling a new 
life, was entirely squelched by Bowdoin's share of 
the gate receipts. 

Comparing the two teams as to avoirdupois, Port- 
land was more than well supplied, but in the physi- 
cal condition of the men — well, Bowdoin wanted 
35-minute halves, while Portland felt this was their 
last game, in more senses than one, when Captain 
Sullivan informed them the best he could get would 
mean bb minutes of playing. 

In the first part of the first half Portland had 
heaps of fun ; but Bowdoin now gave up dwelling 
upon the approaching national feast to settle the 



matter in hand, and Portland found the field suddenly 
turned into a tread-mill with the revolutions towards 
her own goal. And sometimes she would get over 
the center of the field onto the fresh chalk marks of 
the Bowdoin territory; and sometimes, or rather, 
generally, she would stay at home on her own chalk 
marks, soon hardly distinguishable except along the 
side-lines. Thus the team which has never been 
scored on fought for two long halves, and several 
times she found herself beating her own goal line, 
where sturdy work saved her honor more than once — 
for Portland could hold when she really had her 
reputation at stake. 

Bowdoin men all played in championship form, 
surprising many of her followers in the way she 
would handle the old veterans opposing her, and it 
would be hard to pick out special stars. Perhaps it 
should be mentioned that Brooks found Wentworth 
just about as easy as Billy Spear used to be when he 
led tandem play — through our old Colby friend. 
Gregson and Clark earned many yards by bucking, 
while Hunt was only prevented from sensational 
runs by the slippery field. Hadlock played, as 
usual, in perfect form, while the line was true to its 
aim in foot-ball. 

For Portland, Murphy, an old Bowdoin tackle, 
must be complimented for the game he put up, nor 
should Chapman, Smith, Dorticos or Sullivan (out- 
side of his punting) be neglected. 

Bowdoin vs. P. A. A. 

\V. B. Clark kicked off for Bowdoin, and as he 
sent the ball flying down the field, the crowds on the 
tally-ho, on the grand stand, and along the side-lines 
sent up a yell of encouragement, which was responded 
to by a knot of Bowdoin boys on the bleachers, who 
had been amusing the crowd during the long wait 
before the commencement of the game by singing 
"Phi Chi" and uttering sundry and startling yells 
for old Bowdoin. 

Clark sent the ball into the arms of Dorticos on 
Portland's 20-yard line. Dorticos only succeeded in 
reaching the 30-yard line before the Bowdoin skir- 
I mishers were down upon him and tackled him in a 
fiendish sort of way that showed that the college 
boys were bound to win if such a thing were possible. 
As soon as the teams were lined up Sullivan punted 
to Bowdoin's 60-yard line. Captain Clark being 
tackled almost as soon as he had the ball fairly in 
his arms. Temple, Portland's star tackle, broke 
through the Bowdoin line as soon as they attempted 
to put the ball into play again and stopped an 
attempt at end circling. Hunt, the old Bangor 
player, immediately afterwards went around the 



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right end for ten yards and stopped in the arms of 
Sullivan in the center of the field. Gregson, Bow- 
doin's other halfback, then tried to gain through the 
left tackle, but didn't, and after two other unsuccessful 
attempts it was Portland's ball on downs in the center 
of the field. 

Sullivan punted again as soon as the teams were 
lined up. He sent the ball down to Bowdoin's 15- 
yard line, where Clark caught it and started up the 
field, gaining a yard or so, when Dorticos had him in 
a pretty tackle. Captain Clark then punted to Port- 
land's 35-yard line, Sullivan catching it and taking it 
back to Portland's 50-yard line before he was stopped. 

With the ball in Portland's hands, two attempts 
were made to gain through Bowdoin's line, but 
without success; then Sullivan punted again, this 
time only to Bowdoin's 3o-yard line. It was muffed 
and Dorticos captured the ball for Portland. Sulli- 
van punted again, this time the ball going over the 
goal line for a touchdown. Bowdoin brought the 
ball out to the 25-yard line and kicked out. Clark 
sent the ball to Chapman on the Portland 40-yard 
line, and after making a beautiful run, taking the 
sphere to the Bowdoin 45 chalk mark, was downed. 
Kelley was given a chance to buck the center, but 
only made a yard advance. To buck Bowdoin's line 
seemed folly, and once more Sullivan punted, this 
time out of bounds to Bowdoin's 26-yard line. Bow- 
doin returned the punt, after the line-up, to Port- 
land's 55-yard line, and then Sullivan sent the sphere 
down the field on another punt, this time to Bow- 
doin's 5-yard line. The ball was again punted by 
Clark to Portland's 56-yard line. Sullivan missed 
the catch and dribbled the ball down the field to 
Bowdoin's 16-yard line where Gregson saved it for 
the college boys. A minute more and it was Port- 
land's ball on downs, on the Bowdoin 35-yard line. 
Sullivan worked a criss-cross for a 15-yard gain, 
but the play was not allowed on account of holding 
in the line. It was Bowdoin's ball on default on 
their 30-yard line. Captain Clark, after several line 
bucks by Bowdoin, punted to Sullivan on Portland's 
36-yard line. Sullivan immediately returned the 
punt, after the line-up to the center of the field. By 
hard work the college boys got down to Portland's 
25-yard line with the ball, where they lost it on 
downs. Portland got 10 j'ards advance for Bowdoin 
holding in the line, and then Portland began to work 
back up the field, Dorticos making a beautiful 16- 
yard run around the right end. Held for three 
downs on the 55-yard line, Sullivan punted into 
Bowdoin's territory. Bowdoin at once returned the 
punt and then Sullivan punted again, this time to 
Bowdoin's 46-yard line. Here, after some wild 



scrimmaging, the ball changing hands several times, 
it was Portland's ball on the 35-yard line when the 
half ended. 

The second half showed that Bowdoin could play 
very fast and desperately for victory. They relied 
upon their superior training to bring them through 
victorious, and they came nearer victory and missed 
it than they ever will again. Brooks kicked off to 
Bowdoin, and Clark immediately returned ihe punt 
to the Portland 20-yard line. The Portland backs 
being unable to make any headway whatever, Sulli- 
van punted to the center of the field. Bowdoin then 
punted to Portland's 25-yard line. Not being able * 
to gain by end circling or line bucking, Sullivan 
punted once more to the center of the field. Wilh 
the ball in Bowdoin's hands it was worked quickly 
down towards Portland's goal. The Bowdoin backs 
were shoved through for two and three yards gains 
at a time, finding a weak place in Portland's tackles. 
Hunt once made a 10-yard run and Clark, by hurd- 
ling the line several times in succession, managed 
to reach within half a yard of the Portland's goal. 

Here the athletic club boys made a stand. It was 
their last chance. The crowd was crazy with excite- 
ment and shouted and yelled until signals could not 
be heard. Three times Portland held the Bowdoin 
players, and finally a Bowdoin fumble, with the ball 
over the line, gave Smith the credit of saving Port- 
land from being defeated. 

This gave Portland a touchhack and a free kick -" 
from the 25-yard line. The ball reached the Bow- 
doin territory, but it quickly came back into Portland 
territory again. Bowdoin was working hard and 
strong, there were frequent exchanges of punts, but 
the ball always came back into the Portland territory 
and vibrated between the 15-yard line and the center 
of the field. The Portland boys fought with much 
determination, and the collegians were desperately 
trying to make the goal line. Portland played a 
purely defensive game. Once Bowdoin tried to 
kick a goal from the field, but failed, and when the 
long half ended the ball was still in Portland's terri- 
tory, as near as the 25-yard line, and Hunt had just 
made a phenomenal run of 15 yards. 

It was the prettiest kind of foot-ball to watch, and 
the big crowd went home happy to eat their Thanks- 
giving dinners. 

Line-up and summary : 
Portland. Bowdoin. 

Perry, I.e. r.e., Eastman, Bellatty. 

Temple, 1. r.t., Albee. 

Murphy, l.g. r.g.. Young. 

Smith, 0. 0-. Bodwell. 

Brooks, r.g. I.g-, Weiitworth. 

Dorticos, r.t. l.t., Stockbridge. 



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Lamb, T.e. 
Sullivan, q.b. 
Allien, r.h.b. 
Chapman, l.h.b. 
Kelley, f.b. 



I.e., A. W. Clark. 

q.b., Hadlock. 

l.h.b., Gregsou. 

r.h.b., Hunt. 

f.b., Capt. W. B. Clark. 



Score— Portland, 0; Bowdoin, 0. Time— 25 and 30- 
minute halves. Referee— Mr. C. E. Bean. Umpire— Mr. 
Pottle ot Lewiston. Linesmen— Messrs. Dana and Clark. 
Timer — Mr. Dana. 




'50.— The Hou. William 
'P Frye hopes to return to 
Maine loi Christmas from Paris, where 
he has been engaged upon the Peace 
Commission since early in the fall. His 
wife has written a series of most interest- 
ing letters fi'om the scene of operations to the Lciv- 
iston Journal. It is to be hoped that the letters 
will be edited and published in book form when 
she returns. 

'50. — Major-General 0. 0. Howard addressed the 
Misses Gihuan's Commonwealth Avenue (Boston) 
private school, on the 2:3d of November. He is now 
engaged in establishing the Lincoln University for 
Mountain Whites, at Cumberland Gap, Tenu. 

'60. — The cartoonist of Judge made a double- 
page picture of Bowdoiu's hig man feathering bis 
nest, the Speaker's chair of the nest Congress. 
Baby Bailey and other ambitious Democrats looked 
on with envy. Reed made a very graceful bird. 

'62.— General C. P. Mattocks, whose experience 
in two wars eminently qualifies him to give advice, 
says, as to the reorganized state militia: " First of 
all, eliminate those men who have been drunk while 
in uniform on the public streets. Keep those men 
out forever, and especially those non-commissioned 
officers who have been drunk with their chevrons 
on. Take in only those men who can pass a thorough 
examination, so that the companies will not have 
from 30 to 40 per cent, of rejected men when called 
upon for active duty." 

'64. — The high position that the sous of Bow- 
doin take in the government of Maine is again 
emphasized by the contest for the attorney-gener- 
alship of the state. The three most important 
possibilities are Bowdoiu men: the Hon. George 



M. Seiders, '72, of Portland, the Hon. Frederick 
H. Appleton, '64, of Bangor, and the Hon. Edward 
N. Merrill, '74, of Skowhegan. The Boston Berald 
last Sunday said : 

"When the Hon. William T. Haines of Water- 
ville won the fight for the olfice of attorney-general 
two years ago by a small majority over the Hou. 
George M. Seiders of Portland, it was generally 
believed that Mr. Seiders would succeed him in 
that office when he had served the customary length 
of time. Although Mr. Haines has two years tnore 
of service still coming to him before the Legislature 
is likely to be looking for bis successor, there are 
already rumors of a combination of circumstances 
which may precipitate a fight with several partici- 
pants. Of course there are many people both in 
Bangor and elsewhere who would like to support 
the Hon. Fred H. Appleton for the office, but Mr. 
Appleton is and always has been very much averse 
to entering into active personal participation in 
politics, and while he might accept the office if 
it came to him, he is not likely to go hunting for 
support for that or any other position in the gift of 
his party. It is generally recognized that he is pre- 
eminently fitted to fill such a position, and there is 
little doubt that he could win if he chose to make 
an active canvass. It has lately been intimated 
that the Hou. E. N. Merrill of Skowhegan is also a 
probable candidate for attorney-general in the next 
contest." Mr. Merrill is the representative to the 
Legislature from Skowhegan this winter. He is a 
very successful lawyer in Somerset and capable of 
a strong fight. 

'65.— There was a brilliant Masonic gathering 
at the Falmouth, in Portland, November 28th, the 
occasion being a complimentary dinner tendered to 
Sir Knight Joseph A. Lncke, who at the recent Tri- 
ennial Conclave at Pittsburg was elevated to the 
position of Very Eminent Grand Junior Warden of 
the Grand Encampment, Tinights Templar of the 
United States. 

'70.— Col. D. S. Alexander, who was re-elected 
to Congress from the 33d New York Congressional 
District, made an exceptionally strong run, leading 
the entire Republican ticket. He ran 638 votes 
ahead of Roosevelt. In the 49th Senate District 
he ran 203 votes ahead of Davis. In the 2d Assem- 
bly District he ran J28 votes ahead of Hill and 577 
votes ahead of Norton, who ran 449 votes behind 
Hill in the district. In the 33d District Alexander 
also ran 342 votes ahead of Morgan and 357 votes 
ahead of Sloan. Colonel Alexander, after a vigor- 
ous campaign in the country districts, returned to 



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Washington for the winter on November Hth. 
Probably no candidate before the people of Western 
New York is more popular than this brilliant and 
genial New Englander. The way in which he ran 
ahead of his ticket shows the appreciation that tbe 
33d District has of Colonel Alexander's services in 
behalf of his constituents. 

'79. — In a recent illustrated article in the Bench 
and Bar of Minnesota there are brief sketches of 
Hon. James C. Tarbox, Judge of the eighteenth 
judicial district, Class of 1879, and also of Albert 
C. Cobb and John 0. P. Wheelwright, both of '81, 
prominent lawyers in Minneapolis. 

'83. — Mr. and Mrs. John Diusmore of Auburn, 
who are on their way to Palestine, have arrived in 
Naples. 

'92— L. K. Lee is principal of Foxcroft Academy. 

'95.— Dr. John G. W. Knowlton of Bath has 
been appointed to the staff of physicians at the 
Boston city hospital, there having been thirty-two 
applicants for the place. 

'95. — Dr. Walter Hamlin Holmes, one of the 
leading physicians in Waterbury, Conn., died at his 
home in that city on November 27th, from urenio 
convulsions consequent upon Bright's disease, from 
which he had suffered many years. He had prac- 
ticed in Waterbury since 1880. He leaves a widow. 

'95. — The engagement is announced of Miss 
Jessamine L. Davis, daughter of Mrs. Helen M. 
Davis of Worcester, Mass., to Mr. John S. French 
of Norway, Me. Mr. French is Professor of Math- 
ematics in the Jacob Tome Institute, Port Deposit, 
Maryland. It will be remembered that in Septem- 
ber Miss Davis' older sister was married to Mr. 
Rudolph C. Lehmann of England, very prominent 
in boating circles as the coach of tbe Harvai'd 
crews of 189G and 1897. 

'96. — At the convention of the York County 
Teachers in Sanford recently Mr. Herbert 0. Clough 
read a paper upon "The Teaching of Mathematics 
in Secondary Schools," of which the Record (Bid- 
deford) has this to say: 

"Principal Clough of Kennebunkport, a gradu- 
ate of the Biddeford High School and Bowdoin 
College, had an excellent paper, and it proved one 
of the gems of the convention. Mr. Clough passed 
serious condemnation on the mathematical text- 
books in use at our high schools at the present 
time, especially mentioning Wentworth's Geometry 
and several other prominent works of almost uni- 
versal popularity." Mr. Clough was later in the 
convention elected president of the association. 

'98. — The many friends of Eugene T. Minott are 



deeply grieved to learn of his death, which occurred 
at his home in Phippsburg, on Wednesday, Novem- 
ber 23d, after a brief illness of appendicitis. He 
reached home on the previous Saturday, after a 
short visit with friends at Bowdoin, apparently in 
perfect health. Sunday he was taken ill, and the 
disease progressed so rapidly that the physicians 
dared not risk an operation, and he died Wednesday 
afternoon. Mr. Minott was born at Phippsburg, 
November 5, 1876, being the second son of the late 
Thomas Minott. 'He fitted for college at Hebron 
Academy and entered Bowdoin in the fall of 1894, 
becoming a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Fraternity. In college he was prominent both in 
athletics and in -scholarship. He was on his class 
and college track teams throughout his course and 
for several years held the pole-vaulting record of 
tbe state. He was a member of the '98 prize-drill 
squad all four years, and for two years represented 
Bowdoin at the Worcester meet. He was an active 
member of the Y. M. C. A. and of the Deutscher 
Verein, and upon graduation was elected to <i> B K, 
ranking seventh in tlie class. This fall he accepted 
the position of Sub-Principal of Wilton Academy 
and was proving a most successful teacher, esteemed 
alike by his pupils and his fellow-teachers. He 
was a young man of exemplary character and 
of an unusually sunny and lovable disposition. 
His many friends, both in college and out, unite in 
extending to the bereaved mother, brother, and 
sister their warmest sympathy. 

'98. — Mr. Theodore Gould has been elected cash- 
ier of the North Berwick National Bank. Mr. 
Gould graduated last June, and enters upon his 
new duties with the best wishes of a host of Port- 
land friends. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of Theta op a k e, ^ 
December 2, 1898. ^ 
Whereas, We have learned with profound sorrow 
of the death of brother Walter Hamlin Holmes of 
the Class of 1875, therefore be it 

Besolved, That in his death we mourn the loss of 
a true and loyal member of our fraternity, and that 
we unite in extending to the afflicted family of the 
deceased our warmest sympathy. 

Arthur H. Nason, 
Clifton A. Towle, 
John E. Bass, 

Committee for the Chapter. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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Hall of Theta of a k e, ? 
December 2, 1898. $ 

The death of brother Eugene Thomas Minott, 
of the Class of 1898, comes as a .<;evere personal loss 
to every member of Theta Chapter. An active and 
loyal Deke, an earnest and conscientious student, a 
true and dearly loved friend, brother Minott vras 
one whose character won and will forever hold our 
highest i-espect and our deepest love. 

To the family and friends of the deceased vre 
extend our most sincere sympathy in their bereave- 
ment, and as an outward token of our sorrow we 
will drape our badges for thirty days, iu memory of 
the brother whose life will ever be to us a type of 
the noblest Christian manhood. 

Arthur H. Nason, 
Clifton A. Towle, 
John R. Bass, 

Committee for the Chapter. 



Hall of Kappa Chapter, } 
Psi Upsilon. \ 

Whereas, God, iu his infinite wisdom, has seen 
lit to remove from our midst our beloved brother, 
Ellas Dudley Freeman, of the Kappa and Gamma 
Chapter, be it 

Resolred. That the Psi Upsilon fraternity feels 
deeply bei-eaved in the loss of a brother of such 
integrity of character and loyalty to Psi Upsilon ; 
and be it 

Resolved, That the sincere and heartfelt sympa- 
thy of the fraternity be extended to the family and 
relatives of the deceased; and be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the bereaved family, and to the Bowdoin 
Orient for publication. 

Walter Littlefield Came, 
Arthur Brooks Wood, 
Roland Eugene Clark, 

Committee for the Chapter. 



Eugene Thomas Minott. 

The Deutscher Verein of Bowdoin, having learned 
with sori'ow of the death of a former member, 
Eugene Thomas Minott, of the Class of '98, desires 
to place on record this tribute to his sterling worth 
of character. 

We regret the death of one who commanded 
the esteem and respect of all who knew him; and 
to his bereaved family we express our sympathy in 
their hour of sorrow. 

Hanson Hart Webster, 
Drew Bert Hall, 

William Lawton Thompson, 

Committee. 







AN unfortunate CLASS. 
Welcome to nineteen-two I 
We pitiy them, don't you ? 
They never can evade 
The thing they '02 do. 

President Eliot prophesies that college frater- 
nities will, in time, cause American universities to 
be broken up into colleges after the English plan. 

Beginning with 1902, no one will be admitted to 
the law or medical departments of Western Reserve 
University who has not taken at least the junior 
year at a good college.— £'x. 

Harvard graduates in Boston have given $14,- 
000 to the athletic committee for use in the improve- 
ments on Soldiers' Field. During the summer 
changes were made which increased the ground 
available for athletic purposes to forty acres. 

The biological department of the University of 
Pennsylvania is soon to erect a "live" house, the 
first of its kind in this country. Here specimens 
of nearly all the faaiilies of the smaller mammals 
and of fish, reptiles, also bees and insects will be 
kept for purposes of study and experiment. 

Harvard will erect, at the south entrance to the 
college yard, a memorial gate, on which will be 
inscribed the names of the Harvard men who took 
part in the Spanish-American war. Memorial 
services are also to be held. A committee of the 
alumni have both iu charge. 

A professor once ordered a bottle of hock, say- 
ing, "Here, waiter, bring me a bottle of hock, hie, 
haec, hoc." The waiter, a college man, never 
stirred. " What are you waiting for," inquired the 
professor, "didn't I order some hock?" "Yes, sir," 
replied the waiter, "you ordered it, but afterwards 
declined \t."~Ex. 

Not to be endured.—" I had to let my French 
lessons go." " Why was that?" "They were simply 
ruining my golf accent."— iJx. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 18, 1899. 



Vol. XXVIII. 



No. 12. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT ALTERNATE WEDNESDAY DURING 
THE COLLEGIATE TEAR BT THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

KOT L. Marston, '99, Editor-in-Chief. 

Byron S. Philoon, '99, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

Frank L. Dutton, '99, Business Manager. 

Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 

Drew B. Hall, '09. James P. Webber, 1900. 

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munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to conti'ibute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he wishes to have appended. 

Personal and news items may be mailed to Box 1071, Bruns- 
wicli. Me., or dropped in the Orient box in the College Library. 

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXVIII., No. 12.— Januart IS, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 175 

Fifty-Third Zeta Psi Convention 177 

Kappa Sigma Conclave 178 

Theta Delta Chi Convention 179 

Announcement Extraordinary 179 

Banquet of the Kennebec Alumni Association . . 180 

Bowdoin's Honor KoU 181 

Collegii Tabula 182 

Personal 184 

In Memoriam 189 

College World , 190 




The thirteen weeks of winter term 
are the most important thirteen weeks of the 
year. lu fact the college year might well be 
considered in two parts by their natures, 
namely, the Fall and Spring terms linked 
together, and the Winter term. The Fall 
and Spring terms are broken into by athletic 
interests continually; foot-ball and base-ball 
engages the attention of contestants and 
non-contestants alike; and by social festivi- 
ties, more particularly the Spring term of 
course. Fact is, the Spring term is one merry 
pix)cession of holidays and fete-days. The 
cool and bracing air of autumn with its 
glorious days of interloping Indian Summer 
drives the studious and less studious alike to 
out-door preoccupations, while the elegant 
laziness enforced by the intoxicating caresses 
of mother nature in spring simply refuses to 
relinquisli its throne in favor of work and 
attention to lectures. As a result, the weight 
of the year's work falls upon the winter 
term. It is in very truth the largest half of 
the year. If work is to be done at all, it 
must be done this term. Do not postpone 
the effort until Spring term, because the 
strongest resolutions in the world will crackle 
and crumble before the poppy-laden breezes 
of spring-time. This particular piece of 
advice is as old as King's Chapel, but it is 



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just as necessary and good as it was when 
the first Orient editor sprung it, soon after 
the grounding of the ark. 



THE obituary resolutions on the death of 
George Blair Keuniston, 1902, were 
delayed by the framers until all hopes that 
he might not have gone down on the Port- 
land were destroyed. The notice is in another 
column. 



THERE has been considerable talk made 
in. and about college in regard to a style 
of sweater that several members have recently 
been wearing. The sweater in question is 
identically the same sweater as worn by the 
Bowdoin athletic teams, with the exception 
that it lacks the B. The objection to the 
idea lies in the fact that it so closely resem- 
bles the dearly-prized athletic sweater. 

With all respect to the opponents of the 
sweater, the Okibnt hardly appreciates the 
force of their argument. This style of sweater 
makes an admirable general Bowdoin sweater, 
embodying as it does the college colors and 
the sentiments thereof. And so far as we 
can see it does not detract an iota from the 
value of the sweater of the man who has 
worn his B on the gridiron, diamond or 
cinder path. It is the letter B that makes 
his sweater sacred and the sought of all men. 
The Orient has always and will alwa3''s 
uphold the B sweater for 'varsity men and 
'varsity men alone, but it certainly does not 
consider that the college color and attendant 
sentiment belong peculiarly to 'varsity men. 
The humble herd that cheers and woi'ships 
them at the games and pays for the 'varsity 
sweaters must not be deprived of the pleasure 
of caring for the Bowdoin white or wearing 
a general Bowdoin sweater. 

So long as the distinction is preserved 
there need be no fear that the general college 
sweater is usurping the position of the 'varsity 
sweater. The Orient has a word of advice 



to both parties : to one it would say, " Remem- 
ber that the 'varsity man has earned the 
'varsity sweater by hard and noble work;" 
to the others it would say, "Remember that 
we are all Bowdoin men !" 



TT may not be out of place in these columns 
-^ to say a word about the new Bowdoin 
seal which the Boards have recently accepted 
and which appears in the last Bowdoin cata- 
logue. The seal was designed by Mr. Alger 
Veazie Currier, instructor in drawing of the 
college, and is without question the hand- 
somest seal of any college or university in 
this country. The scheme of it is taken 
from the metope of Helios (the sun god) 
found at Ilium. The sun forms a crown for 
the god, whether he be Apollo or Helios, the 
source of light and of knowledge; the rays 
representing the effulgence and the blood- 
spots the fulness of learning. All is symbol- 
ical, the line of drapery representing the 
progression of the god, which is in character 
with knowledge. The liair above the head 
is raised to show the common representations 
of Apollo. The lack of beads or outside cir- 
cumscribing line is that the inside fulness may 
be better shown by outside simplicity. The 
lettering is Bowdoin Collegii Sigillum 
MDCCXCIV and the size of the seal is an 
inch and a half in diameter. Mr. Currier has 
also made a seal for the Walker Art Build- 
ing, the idea being that of Professor Henry 
Johnson, the curator. 

It is of course a very serious thing to 
change the old seal of the college. It will 
take a long time for the older alumni to 
countenance the new seal, beautiful as it is. 
The old seal meant a deal of tradition. It was 
a familiar thing. No one could dare to claim 
for it excellence in drawing or scheme. 
Beauty it never had, but a long life that had 
seen the fortunes of the college rise and fall 
gave it a certain halo of sentiment. The fact 
that its dear, stupid, and round old face had 



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177 



smiled from the sheep-skins of Bowdoin's 
great men and small men, her poets and 
soldiers, her statesmen and ministers, all 
alike, seemed to imprint upon the hearts of 
all a sort of feeling akin to love. It is not 
without a pang that the Orient says good- 
bj-e to old Roily Polly, but it is with excellent 
grace that it welcomes the more stately and 
highl}' favored Mr. Apollo or Helios, who 
certainly comes with good credentials and 
beauty on his side. He will have a hard 
row to hoe, however, until he gets better 
acquainted with the friends of his pred- 
ecessor. 



ypHE college thoroughly appreciates the 
-^ manner in which the musical organiza- 
tions are being handled this j'^ear. It is 
refreshing to hear of the Bowdoin clubs 
entertaining in Boston and other towns in 
Massachusetts. It certainly raises the col- 
lege immensely in public estimation to have 
it step out and compete in open court with 
musical teams from the larger New England 
colleges. That the glee club attracts atten- 
tion to the college it cannot be denied. That 
in many cases it actually influences, even 
decides fellows to come here, is certainly 
true. For that reason the clubs should 
endeavor to leave a good impression of the 
college wherever they go. 



BOWDOIN is well represented in the 
Maine Legislature now in session, at 
Augusta. Among the senators are Hon. 
Stanley Plummer, '67, of Dexter; Hon. 
Frank H. Hargraves, '77, of Buxton; Hon. 
George G. Weeks, '82, of Fairfield; and 
Hon. Albert Pierce, '84, of Frankfort. In 
the House are John M. Brown, '60, of Fal- 
mouth; Edward N. Merrill, '74, of Skowhe- 
gan; Walter P. Perkins, '80, of Cornish; 
Herbert T. Powers, ex-'91, of Fort Fairfield; 
and two graduates of the Medical School, 
Dr. Clarence Peaslee, '83, of Wiscasset, and 



Dr. Josiah C. Donham, '67, of Hebron. In 
the Executive Council, two of the seven 
members are Bowdoin men, Don A. H. Pow- 
ers, '74, of Houlton ; and Plon. John F. Hill, 
Med. '77, of Augusta. Another Bowdoin 
boy at the State House, this winter, is Walter 
B. Clarke, '99, assistant secretary of the 
Senate. 



Fifty-Third Zeta Psi Convention. 

TITHE fifty-third annual convention of the 
^ Zeta Psi Fraternity was held at Mont- 
real, in the Province of Quebec, on January 
6th and 7th, with the Alpha Psi Chapter of 
McGill University. "All of the chapters were 
represented except the Iota and Iota Alpha 
of California. An unusually large number 
of patriarchs and elders was present. 

Thursday evening saw the headquarters 
at the Windsor filling up. The early trains 
li'riday brought large delegations from New 
York and Toronto. The first session of the 
convention was held at 11.30 Friday morning 
in the Royal Albert Lodge Rooms, in the 
Masonic Temple. Two more sessions were 
held in the same place. There was a full 
attendance at all of the business meetings, 
and much interest was manifested in the 
important questions under discussion. Many 
matters of vital import came up for consid- 
eration. A new chapter was established at 
the Universit}^ of Minnesota. The Masonic 
rooms were especially adapted to the needs 
of the Grand Chapter sessions, and every one 
appreciated the favor bestowed upon the 
convention in the use of the Temple. 

Each one upon registering received a 
badge of the convention ; tickets for a Hocky 
Match in the Hocky Rink and a Carnival at 
the Victoi'ian Rink, and certificates of admis- 
sion, at any time during the session, to the 
leading rinks of Montreal. At five o'clock 
Friday afternoon all witnessed an interesting 
Hocky Match at the largest rink in the city. 
A large number of ladies had been invited. 



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Between the matches and after the game tea 
was served in the club-room. 

At 8. -30 Friday evening the delegates 
went to the Victoria's Dress Carnival. A large 
number were in costume. The music and 
skating, ending with the May Poles, were 
ver3Mnuch enjoyed. Between 10 and 11, one 
by one sleigh loads of twenty left the Victoria 
and the Windsor for a ride up the mountain 
to St. George's Snow-Shoe Club-House, where 
an informal supper was laid. Every one was 
in the best of spirits, and the flow of oratory 
lasted till the early hours of the morning. 

After the Saturday session of the conven- 
tion, a visit was made to McGill University. 
A tour of the grounds followed, and the con- 
vention picture was taken with the Mechan- 
ical Building for a background. McGill, with 
her stone structures and English windows, 
left a solid impression with all. 

Saturday evening the Banquet was held. 
The banquet hall at the Windsor was very 
appropriately decorated. About the room 
were the banners and colors of every chapter. 
Over the entrance were draped the English 
and American flags. Between them, a fitting 
emblem of brotherly love, hung a large Zeta 
Psi. From the opposite end of the room as 
the banqueters sat, flashed with a hundred 
lights "A Happy New Year." The band 
played our national airs, and one hundred 
and thirty, old and young, stood, as an 
evidence of good feeling among all of English 
speech. Fred R. Drake was toast-master, 
and responses were given by Colonel Henry 
Walker, of the Ancient and Honorable Artil- 
lery Company of Boston ; Rev. C. H. Eaton 
of New York ; Rev. E. P. Sprague of Salem, 
N. Y.; Israel Pierson of New York; Judge 
Bookstaver of New York ; and Colonel Keese 
of Philadelphia. After the loyal toasts, Maur- 
ice Clemens of Easton and D. Armour of 
Toronto sang with great effect several fra- 
ternity songs. 

The officers of the year were installed: 



Dr. Kenneth Cameron of Montreal as Phi 
Alpha; Prof. W. A. Greene of Brown Uni- 
versity, Alpha Phi Alpha. The next con- 
vention was named at Philadelphia with the 
Sigma Chapter. Lambda Chapter was rep- 
resented by Albert Rollins, '99. 

It is Kipling who has called Canada " The 
Lady of Snow," but Colonel Walker at one 
of our informal spreads very aptly called her, 
"The Lady of Warm Hearts." It was by the 
latter title we addressed her; for by her royal 
welcome, unbounded enthusiasm, and strong 
expressions of good feeling, the Alpha Psi 
actives and elders of Montieal won their way 
to the hearts of their American brothers. 



Kappa Sigma Conclave. 

TPHE thirteenth biennial conclave of the 
^ Kappa Sigma Fraternity was held at 
Chattanooga, Tenn., on the 28th, 29th, and 
30th of December, 1898. Tlie attendance 
was large, over forty chapters being repre- 
sented; brothers from all parts of the Union 
met to celebrate the conclave. 

The strangers were right royally enter- 
tained bjr the Alumni Association of Ten- 
nessee and the Kappa Chapter of Vanderbilt 
University. Every moment that could be 
spared from the business meetings was 
devoted to sight-seeing and receptions. A de- 
lightful trip to historic Lookout Mountain 
was taken on the afternoon of the first day; 
after the points of interest were visited, an 
informal meeting was held at Lookout Inn, 
which was opened for the occasion. Dr. J. 
D. Hamlin of Amarillo, Texas, delivered the 
oration, and the poem by George E. Car- 
michael, Bowdoin '97, was read. 

On the second evening, a ball was given 
by the Alumni Association of Tennessee, 
aided by the young ladies of the city. 

On the afternoon of the third day, a 
tally-ho party drove round the city and over 
Mission Ridge. The banquet took place in 
the evening at the Southern Hotel. Many 



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179 



witty and interesting responses were given 
to the toasts offered by Dr. Hamlin of Texas. 
Tlie conclave was thoroughlj^ enjoyed by all 
present. The Alpha Rho Chapter of Bow- 
doin College was represented by Preston ,B. 
Chnrchill, '99. 



Theta Delta Chi Convention. 

ePPORTUNITIES to attend any large 
gathering of fellow-fraternity men are 
scarce as far as the average Bowdoin man is 
concerned, owing to the long distance of our 
college from the usual convention centers. 
But this year the holding of the Theta Delta 
Ciii convention in Boston made it possible 
for an unusually large number of Eta men 
to be present. 

The opening session of the fifty-first 
annual convention was called to order by 
President Carl A. Harstrom at 10.30 a.m. 
Thursday, Jan. 12, 1899, at Young's Hotel. 
This session was devoted to tiie usual routine 
of organization and reports. One of the few 
events causing sorrow took place at this ses- 
sion when Mr. Clay W. Holmes, the editor 
of the "Shield," resigned his post. His work 
for many years has been hard and faithful, 
and it is a cause of deep regret that ill health 
and business interests make this step neces- 
sary. After the afternoon session the Lambda 
Charge at Boston University held open house, 
and a very enjoyable hour was spent with 
them. In the evening there were various 
attractions. Some theatre parties were 
formed, but many visited the Kappa brothers 
at Tufts and were royally entertained in their 
perfectly appointed house. The feature of 
the Friday morning session was the unani- 
mous and enthusiastic election of Mr. Carl 
A. Harstrom to a fifth term as president. 
At the afternoon session brother Harstrom 
was presented with a maguificent jewel by 
Willis S. Paine of New York. The question 
of new charges was considered in the usual 



conservative manner, and a large number of 
applications disapproved. 

The Eta delegation had a headquarters 
room next the convention hall, and enjoyed 
greatly the informal dropping in of the other 
brothers for a smoke, chat, or a little music. 

Of course the climax of the whole was 
the banquet. About two hundred sat at the 
tables, which were well furnished in accord- 
ance to the Young traditions. After a busy 
session with the silver and glass, the fun 
commenced. Rev. F. VV. Hamilton of Tufts, 
'80, was the prince of toast-masters, and the 
responses were, some witty, some grand, and 
some inspiring, all interesting and ringing 
with spirit. Among those prominent iu this 
part were: President Harstrom, Rev. Dr. 
Capen of Tufts College, Rev. J. McBride 
Sterrett of Washington, D. C, the father of 
four sterling Theta brothers, Hon. Seth P. 
Smith of Boston, Prof. Baldwin of Boston 
University, Rev. Mr. Spencer, Clay W. 
Holmes, Mr. Stone of Harvard and others. 
L. L. Cleaves responded for the Eta Charge. 
Music was furnished by the Lambda double 
quartette of Boston University, and was 
much enjoyed. It was a very successful con- 
vention, much the largest ever held except 
the semi-centennial last year. Eta was rep- 
resented by F. J. C. Little, '89, Rev. E. H. 
Newbegin, '91, C. C. Bucknam, '93, F. H. 
Knight, '94, A. H. Stetson, '95, and J. H. 
Morse, '95, for the alumni, and the whole 
under-graduate charge except one. 



Announcement Extraordinary!! 

0N Wednesday evening, February 1st, the 
college and the town are to be favored 
with the greatest musical treat which has 
been offered to this part of Maine for many 
a day. The Redpath Grand Concert Com- 
pany is to give a concert in Memorial Hall 
on that date. The company is composed of 
six of the best musicians of the country. 



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Arthur Beresford's magnificent bass voice 
is too well known to need any introduction. 
He has a remarkable voice of great power 
and compass, and is thorough master of it. 

In the ranks of America's singers no name 
stands forth with more distinguished promi- 
nence and favor than that of William H. 
Rieger, the famous tenor. He is an artist 
of super!) voice, raie musical intelligence, 
abundant feeling and dramatic power. 

Mary Louise Clary has been [iroclaimed 
by renowned musical critics to be the pos- 
sessor of the finest contralto voice heard in 
this country since the days of Annie Louise 
Gary. 

Miss Helen Buckley, the well-known 
soprano, has met with great success singing 
in oratorio, concert, and musicales in Europe 
and the United States. She has a voice of 
fine quality and great range, and has a mag- 
nificent stage presence. 

Mr. Hugo Frey, the pianist, has studied 
under the greatest masters of Europe. He is 
proclaimedby the famous violinist Listemann 
"an excellent pianist and a refined musician, 
and stands in the front rank of American 
accompanists." 

Adolph Rosenbecker, the renowned violin 
virtuoso, comes to us with a reputation 
world-wide. His work with the famous The- 
odore Thomas orchestra is well known. 

This great company — Beresford, Frey, 
Rieger, Clary, Buckley, and Rosenbecker— 
will appear in Memorial Hall on February 
1st. William L. Thompson, '99, has secured 
this famous organization at great expense. 
Mr. Thompson has not only placed the reg- 
ular tickets at the low price of 50 cents, but 
has made a special rate of 35 cents to the stu- 
dents, with the hope that they will turn out 
in large numbers to help him paj'^ expenses. 



The Amateur Rowing Assooiatiou of England 
has decided that uo more interuatioual races will 
be rowed at Heuley, bat the British crews alone 
can compete at the regatta. 



Banquet of the Kennebec Alumni 

Association. 
TT was nearly midnight when the sons of 
-*■ Bowdoin left the dining-room of the 
Augusta House, Monday night, December 
19th. Tlie first annual banquet had been 
an unqualified success, and all were happy. 
Twenty-five graduates of the college, living 
in Augusta and vicinity, had renewed the 
cherished associations of their college days, 
and declared once more their allegiance to 
their beloved Alma Mater. It was a delight- 
ful meeting and reunion, and augurs well 
for the success and usefulness of the young 
Kennebec Bowdoin Alumni Association. 

The occasion was dignified and made 
memorable by the presence of the president 
of the association, Hon. James W. Brad- 
bury, the oldest living graduate of tiie col- 
lege and a member of the most famous class 
that any college ever graduated. He made 
an eloquent opening address, and his voice 
was clear and strong. The chief guest of 
the evening was Prof. Henry L. Chapman, 
for the past 30 years a member of the Bow- 
doin Faculty. His address on the condition 
and work of the college was closely followed 
aud much appreciated by all. The gem of 
his speech was an original sonnet of much 
grace and beauty, addressed to Mr. Bradbury. 

To J. W.B. 

Sometimes io mist, sometimes in golden lisl't, 
Step after step we climb the hills that rise 
Before us, till at last our longing eyes 

Fill with content upon tlieir radiant height; 

Often the way seems hidden from us quite. 
And yet we falter not if we are wise, 
For still it tendetli toward the sunlit skies, 

Where blindness chaugeth to immortal sight. 

Much of the way hast thou, with patient feet, 

Walked toward the summit of thy pilgrim years, 
And many a conflict hast thou nobly won; 
The airs that blow around thee now be sweet 
With heavenly fragrance, till thy listening ears 
Hear gladly tliat the journey is well done. 

It is a beautiful tribute to Bowdoin's 
oldest living graduate, Augusta's "grand 
old man," who sat at the head of the table 



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181 



that eveniDg. Professor Chapman is a mas- 
ter of English, and whatever he writes, 
either in prose or verse, is always graceful 
and finished. 

Another honored guest was Hon. Josiah 
Crosby of Dexter, who graduated in 1835, 
and who talked most entertainingl}^ of the 
old days. 

The old "grads" began to assemble at 
7 o'clock, and after a social hour in the pai'- 
lors, marched to the dining-room, where 
one of Landlord Capen's famous spreads was 
fully enjoyed. 

Those seated at the table were: Hon. 
J. W. Bradbur}', '25; Hon. Josiah Crosby, 
'35; Prof. Henry L. Chapman, '66; Rev. 
C. F. Penney, '60; Hon. H. M. Heath, '72: 
Rev. C. S. Stackpole, '71; Dr. O. C. S. 
Davies, '79; A. M. Goddard, Esq., '82; 
M. S. Holway, Esq., '82; Dr. Oliver W. 
Turner, '90; Frank E. Smith, '81; Dr. W. S. 
Thompson, '75; C. B. Burleigh, '87; John 
V. Lane, '87; John R. Gould, '85; Dr. H. B. 
Hill, '73; F. J. C. Little, Esq., '89; Charles 
A. Knight, '96; Ralph W. Leighton, '96; 
and J. Clair Minot, '96, all of Augusta; 
Charles F. Johnson, Esq., '79, of Waterville; 
Henry A. Wing, '80, of Lewiston ; Albert G. 
Bowie, '75, and W. S. Whitmore, '80, of 
Gardiner. 

Letters of regi'et were received from the 
following members of the association, some 
of whom were obliged to be away from the 
citj'^ and otiiers of whom were either sick 
themselves or kept at home by illness in 
their families: Dr. J. W. North, '60; Hon. 
O. D. Baker, '68; Horace R. Sturgis, '78; 
Joseph Williamson, Jr., '88; L. A. Burleigh, 
'91; F. L. Staples, '89, and Allen Quimby, 
'95, all of Augusta; Loring Farr, '61, of 
Manchester; William G. Huntoa, '75, of 
Readfield; Henry S. Webster, '67, Weston 
Lewis, '72, and A. L. Perry, '71, of Gardi- 
ner; Frank L. Farrington, '91, and Charles 



W. Marston, '96, of Skowhegan; and Dr. H. 
L. Johnson, '81, of Sidney. 

Hon. H. M. Heath presided most grace- 
fully over the after-dinner exercises. The 
speeches were good. Some were witty, some 
reminiscent, some prophetic, but all breathed 
the true Bowdoiu spirit. All were full of 
loyalty and love for the old college. The 
speakers, besides Mr. Bradbury and Mr. 
Heath, were Professor Chapman, Mr. Crosby, 
Mr. Stackpole, Mr. Burleigh, Mr. Johnson, 
Mr. Goddard, and Mr. Holway. 



m 



Bowdoin's Honor Roll. 

HE list of Bowdoin men who served in 
-*■ the United States army and navy during 
the late war with Spain is becoming more 
complete every issue of the Obient. It is 
a slow process to secure the names of all 
the Bowdoin soldiers and sailors, but the 
end warrants the delay and trouble. It is 
asked of all the alumni that efforts be made 
to find new names for the list. The Orcent 
begs the friends of the college to make it a 
personal matter. The list at jaresent consists 
of the following: 

Charles Porter Mattocks, '62, A.M., Portland, 
Brigadier-G-eneral, commandiag tlio Third Brigade 
of the Third Division of the Third Corps of the 
United States Volunteers. 

Melvin Augustus Cochran, '6i, A.M., Colonel 
commanding the Sixth Infantry, U. S. A. 

Almou Libbey Varney, '62, A.M., Major in the 
Ordnance Department, U. S. A. 

William Owen Peterson, ex-'77. Major coonnand- 
iug First Battalion, First Maine Regiment, U. S. V. 

Merton Lyndon Kimball, '87, Sergeant Co. D, 
First Maine Regiment, U. S. V. 

Marvin Ap Rice, '8!), Second Lieutenant, Co. H, 
First Maine Regiment U. S. V. 

George Franklin Freeman, '90, First Lieutenant 
and Assistant Surgeon, U. S. S. Wabash, U. S. N. 

Walton Willis Poor, '91, Corporal, Co. F, First 
Maine Regiment, U. S. V. Died at Chickamauga, 
August 6th. 

Edmund Mortimer Leary, e.x-'91. Second Lieu- 
tenant, Troop D, Second Cavalry, U. S. A. 



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Lucien Stacy, ex-'93, Second Lieutenant, Co. F, 
Twentieth Infantry, U.S.A. Died of malarial fever, 
September 4, 1898, in Gorham. 

Weston Percival Cbamberlain, '93, First Lieu- 
tenant and Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A., at Fortress 
Monroe. 

Chase Pulsifer, '97, Private, Battery A, First 
Maine Heavy Artillery. 

Wallace Archer Puruell, ex-'97. Sergeant, Bat- 
tery C, First Maine Heavy Artillery. 

Arthur Philip Fairfield, ex-'99, Naval Cadet, U. 
S. cruiser Columbia, U. S. N. 

Alfred Louis Laferriere, 1901, Sergeant, Co. D, 
First Maine Regiment, U. S. V. 

Albion Qnincy Rogers, '81, First Lieutenant, 
Pourteenth Minnesota Regiment, U. S. Y. 

Albert Bernard Donworth, ex-'90, Second Lieu 
tenant, Co. D, Fourteenth Infantry, U. S. A. Saw 
service at Santiago. 

Charles A. Brown, ex-'9n, Private in Co. A, 2d 
Artillery, U. S. A. 

Henry Boody Skolfield, '87, Private (?) in Mary- 
land (?) Regiment, U. S. V. 

John E. Frost, '95, Private 5th Massachusetts 
Regiment, U. S. V. 




The Alpha Delta Phi fra- 
ternity has taken possession of 
its chapter house. It is situated on the 
corner of Main and Potter Streets, and 
was formerly known as the Jackson 
House. It has been given a thorough 
renovation, and answers well the pur- 
pose for which it is intended. 
"The Bugle will soon be out." 
Toplifif, '99, spent his vacation in Augusta. 
Ward and Clarke, both 1900, are out teaching. 
A large class is taking the teachers' course in 
Latin. 

Professor Robinson was one of the victims of 
the grip. 

Clarke, '99, has been elected Assistant Secretary 
of the Maine Senate. He " set 'em up" Saturday 
evening, January 7th. 



Strout, 1900, has been at home, caring for his 
invalid father. 

Among recent visitors to the campus were Davis 
and Brett, '97. 

Chapman, 1900, has returned to college after a 
week's sickness. 

Leighton, '96, was in town last week, renewing 
old acquaintances. 

A chess tournament, to continue during the 
term, is now in progress, 

A base-ball game has been arranged with Brown 
for May 10th, in Providence. 

Charles Hunt, 1902, has returned to college after 
a severe attack of typhoid fever. 

Godfrey, captain of the track team, is on the 
lookout for promising candidates. 

Editor Cobb, of the Portland Press, visited his 
son, P. H. Cobb, 1902, Friday of last week. 

Whitney, 1900, has been elected assistant man- 
ager of the Glee, Mandolin and Guitar cUibs. 

Tlie grip has many victims in college. Among 
them are Sinkinson, '99, Bellatty, and Goodspeed. 

White, '99, has resigned the leadership of the 
Glee Club, and Adams, '99, has been elected to fill 
the vacancy. 

The largest number of books taken from the 
library on any one day this month was one hundred 
and three on the 12th. 

The new ranking system has given good satis- 
faction thus far. The general complaint against it 
is the scarcity of " A's." 

Gyna work has begun. In the language of the 
Old Farmers^ Almanac, "About this time" much 
sickness may be expected. 

0. D. Smith, '98, was a visitor to the college last 
week. He is instructor of English literature at St. 
Paul's School in Concord, N. H. 

Many Bowdoin men attended the Y. M. C. A. 
reception in Bath, Wednesday evening, January 
11th. A most enjoyable time is reported. 

The Psi Upsilon Fraternity will postpone its 
annual hop until spring term, out of respect to the 
memory of the late Geo. B. Kenniston, Jr. 

Nearly every member of Eta Charge went to 
Boston last week to attend the convention of Theta 
Delta Chi. Twenty-six men is a large delegation to 
send so far to attend a convention. It speaks well 
for the spirit and high standing of the charge at 
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The Glee and Mandolin-Gruitar Clubs gave their 
first concert of the term iu Memorial Hall week ago 
Tuesday. The work of the clubs was very fine, 
particularly the Maudoliu-Gruitar. They both show 
excellent drilling and careful study. The program 
was well selected and every number received an 
encore. John Appletou, 1902, sang " The Skipper 
of St. Ives " splendidly. His song, with the Glee 
Club accompaniment, was the bit of the evening. 
In spite of a bad cold bis fine bass voice showed to 
excellent advantage. The program was as follows : 

Part I. 

1. Onward March. Adam Geibel. 

Glee and Mandolin-Guitar Clubs. 

2. Patrol. — "The Slippery Quaker. " Weaver. 

Mandolin-Guitar Club. 

3. Kentucky Babe. Geibel. 

Glee Club. 

4. March. — La Fiesta. Roncovieri. 

Mandolin-Guitar Club. 

5. Vocal Solo. Selected. 

Mr. Fillebrown. 

6. Serenade. — "Andalusia." C'h, Lethiele. 

Mandolin-Guitar Club. 
Part II. 

1. Vocal Solo.— "The Skipper of St. Ives." Roekel. 

Mr. Appleton and Glee Club. 

2. March. — "The Stars and Stripes Forever." Sousa. 

Mandolin-Guitar Club. 

3. "The Midshipmite." Kratz. 

Glee Club. 

4. Mandola Solo. Verdi. 

Mr. Jordan and Club. 
6. Foresters. Nevin. 

Glee Club. 
6. a Bowdoin Beata. Pierce, Bowdoin '96. 

b Phi Chi. Mitchell, Bowdoin'71. 

Glee and Mandolin-Guitar Clubs. 

The members of the clubs are as follows. Glee 
Club: First tenors— W. B. Adams (leader), W. B. 
Clarke, Wallace H. White, G. L. Sturtevant. 
Second tenors— Willard T. Libby, W. T. Veazie, 
William D. Stockbridge, E. L. Jordan, Louis M. 
Spear, Joseph W. Whitney. First bass— E. M. Nel- 
son, Harry 0. Bacon, C. A. Towle, W. H. Smith, 
George Gould, John White. Second bass— Charles 
G. Willard, John Appleton, L. B. Leavitt, Frank 
K. Lavertu, Winthrop Fillebrown. Mandolin-Guitar 
Club: First mandolins — Willis B. Moulton (leader), 
PhiHp C. Haskell, H. K. McKann, H. W. Cobb. 
Second mandolins — Robert F. Chapman, Harold P. 
Dana, H. D. Gibson, W. S. M. Kelley, Arthur 
Wood, Robert S. Edwards. Mandola — E. L. Jor- 
dan. Guitars— Carl V. Woodbury, J. Arthur Fur- 
bish, L. B. Leavitt. 

The college Glee and Mandolin-Guitar Clubs will 
leave Wednesday morning, January 18th, on the 



train for Wellesley, Mass., where a concert will be 
given in the Town Hall, Wednesday evening. After 
the concert the clubs will return to Boston, staying 
at the Hotel Plaza. A concert will be given Thurs- 
day evening, January I9th, in Steinert Hall, Bos- 
ton. Much gratitude is due the Boston alumni for 
the liberal manner in which they have subscribed 
for this concert, the amount of their subscriptions 
being nearly sufficient to cover all expenses of the 
clubs. 

Harris, 1900, has been at home the last week, 
called there by the death of his father, the Hon. 
Austin Harris, an overseer of this College, who died 
suddenly, Saturday, January 7th, of heart failure. 

Several students were in attendance upon the 
dancing party in the Court Room, Saturday evening, 
under the auspices of the gentlemen of the Bruns- 
wick High School. A very enjoyable evening was 
reported. 

The first themes of the term for the Juniors 
taking Political Economy, have these subjects: 
" Money as a Measure of Value," " Wampum, its 
use as Money," and " Early History of Coins in New 
England." 

It is not often that Brunswick has the pleasure 
of listening to such music as that which is coming 
on Wednesday evening, February 1st. Let every- 
body turn out and encourage the management to 
bring more of the same kind. 

The Medical School opened Thursday, January 
5th. The introductory lecture was delivered by Dr. 
Addison S. Thayer of Portland. The entering class 
is a trifle larger than usual, numbering thirty-eight. 
Among the matriculates is Hanlon, '97. 

R. G. Smith, '99, has the sympathy of the college 
in the death of his father, which occurred a few 
days ago at Curacoa, W. I. Mr. Smith was a large 
owner of puplic franchises at Curacoa, owning the 
street railroad, the dock privileges, etc. 

The good news comes that at last Bowdoin is to 
receive her share of the Fayerweather estate. The 
case has been dragging in the courts for the last 
five years, but meanwhile the property has been 
increasing in value. Bowdoin will get one twen- 
tieth of three million dollars. This, taken with the 
Garcelon bequest, will swell the college treasury 
considerably. Part will be devoted to scholarsliip 
funds. 

The library has received many new books lately. 
Among them may be mentioned the United States 
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in large numbers; Bismarck's Autobiography; 
Hedir's " Through Asia"; Crawford's " Ave Roma 
Immortalis," and many others. One very beautiful 
book called " Liber Scriptorum " has been presented 
to the library by the Authors' Club of New York. 
It is a large volume, printed on specially made 
paper with every leaf water-marked "Authors' 
Club." It is one of the finest specimens of the 
book-maker's art that has come to the library for a 
long time. 

Upon the bulletin before the chapel Wednesday 
morning there appeared a notice which is of great 
interest to the Seniors aud indeed to the whole col- 
lege. It was the notice of the names of those men 
who were entered upon the provisional list. This 
is the list of those men whose rank for their first 
ten terms in college averages seven or over, count- 
ing eight as the maximum. These men are required 
to write parts for the commencement stage, and 
from the list are finally chosen the six men who 
deliver the commencement orations. Twenty-seven 
out of fifty-seven Seniors have had high enough 
rank to obtain a place on the list. They are as 
follows: Francis Wayland Briggs, Pittsfield, Me.; 
Edward Blanchard Chamberlain, Bristol; Lincolu 
Lewis Cleaves, Bridgton; Harold Fessenden Dana, 
Portland; Frederick Arthur Fogg, Saco; Edwin 
Samuel Hadlock, Portland ; Drew Bert Hall, Bruns- 
wick; Alton Amaziah Haydeu, Presque Isle; Edgar 
Alonzo Kaharl, Fryeburg; Leou Brooks Leavitt, 
Wilton; Lucien Percy Libby, Westbrook; Fred Ray- 
mond Jtlarsh, Eustis, Fla. ; Willis Bean Moultou, 
Portland; Arthur Huntington Nason, Augusta; 
Harry Benton Neagle, Lubec ; Edwin iMlarrett Nel- 
son, Calais; Sumner Chadbourn Pattee, Belfast; 
Byron Strickland Philoon, Auburn; Joseph Dana 
Siukinson, Portland; Winford Henry Smith, West- 
brook; Cony Sturgis, Augusta; William Lawton 
Thompson, Portland; Samuel Topliff, Evanston, 
111.; Everett WilmoDtVarney, Port Fairfield; Han- 
son Hart Webster, Portland; Jacob Ernest Wiguott, 
Natick, Mass.; Carl Vose Woodbury, Woodfords. 



Li Hung Chang graduated at the head of a class 
of 15,000. 

The one per cent, of college graduates in our 
male population of graduate age is furnishing 36 per 
cent, of the members of Congress, aud has supplied 
.55 per cent, of the presidents, 54. IG per cent, of the 
vice presidents, nearly 55 per cent, of all cabinet 
officers, nearly 69 per cent, of the justices of the 
supreme court, and 85 per cent, of the chief justices. 




'24 —Frederick Waite Burke, the 
oldest alumuus of Bowdoin College, 
and one of the oldest members of the New 
York bar, died at the home of his daughter, 
Mrs. M. A. Stewart, in Brooklyn, on December 8th. 
Mr. Burke was born in Woodstock, Vt., on February 
14, 1806, nearly niuety-eight years ago. He was a 
descendant of Ethau Allen. The head of Bowdoin 
College at the time was President William Allen, 
who was president from 1820 to 1833, a cousin of 
Mr. Burke's mother, so that when the boy got old 
enough to go to college be was sent to Brunswick 
and entered the Class of '24 at Bowdoin College. 
President Franklin Pierce was the oldest member 
of this class, while Burke was the youngest. Pro- 
fessor Calvin Stowe, the husband of Harriet Beecher 
Stowe, was also a classmate of Burke. Henry W. 
Longfellow aud his brother were in Bowdoin at the 
same time, as were also Nathaniel Hawthorne, John 
S. C. Abbott, Samuel Page Benson, Cullen Sawtelle, 
James W. Bradbury, George B. Cheever, and Jona- 
than Cilley — all of the famous Class of 1825. An 
old resident has a word to say of Mr. Burke in the 
Brunswick Telegraph : 

"I notice in the last Telegraph the announcement 
of the death of Frederick W. Burke at the age of 
ninety-eight. He graduated at Bowdoin in the 
Class of '24, aud was the second teacher in the 
Brunswick Academy, Professor Smyth being its first 
teacher, also a graduate of Bowdoin of the Class of 
'22. The Academy was erected in 1812, through 
the eflbrts of President Allen, and known as Presi- 
dent Allen's Academy. It was erected on the lot 
next south of the old Thompson bouse, west of the 
college grounds, and was a haudsome structure, in 
the Gothic style of architecture. For a few years 
it was in a flourishing condition, about forty pupils 
attending. lu the upper story was a ladies' school, 
Miss Bush, a sister of Mrs. Professor Cleaveland, 
being the teacher. The writer well remembers a 
circumstance which occurred while Professor Smyth 
was our teacher. The 2d regimeut, 1st brigade, 4th 
division, held their general muster on the grounds 
opposite the Acadeuiy, now included in the college 
grounds. The scholars attending the Academy 
petitioned the teachers to dismiss tlie school on 
muster day, but the request was refused. Tbe 
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military play was too attractive for theai and in the 
afternoon they all " cnt" the school, for which act 
of disobedience they all received a severe punish- 
ment the next day with his ferule and which caused 
sore hands for a few days. After eight or ten years 
tuition in the building ceased and it was occupied 
by the late Chas. J. Noyes as a dwelling-house for 
a few years, and subsequently taken down. One of 
the old Gothic windows still exists as a curiosity in 
the lirunswick Historical Society rooms. With two 
exceptions, Mr. Burke survived all his scholars. 
The two sons of President Allen, the three sons of 
Professor Cleaveland, three sons of Benjamin Orr, 
three sons of Robert D. Dunning, two sons of Rob- 
ert Eastman of Brunswick and the two sons each 
of Major Vcazie and Maj. Walker of Topsham, 
besides eight other scholars of Martin Burke's, have 
all passed away. 

Med., '30.— Hon. L. W. Bacon of Minneapolis, a 
distinguished physician of Minnesota, who is over 
ninety-one years of age, has the distinction of hold- 
ing a diploma granted by the Bowdoin school in 
September, 1830, sixty-eight years ago. Dr. Bacon 
was born in Buxton, the son of Dr. John Bacon. 

'41. —Frederick Robie was elected president of 
the Eastern Telegraph Company at the annual 
meeting in December. 

N.,'46. — From a Washington dispatch to the Lew- 
iston Journal we quote the following concerning 
Senator Grover of Oregon : 

"With the arrival of Senator Joseph Simon from 
the State of Oregon, becoming the colleague of Sen- 
ator George W. McBride, after a long fight in the 
local legislature, it is not amiss to notice that a 
Maine man was once United States senator from 
the same commonwealth. It is just a reminder of 
the prominent part that Maine men have played in 
congressional politics for a quarter of a century, as 
much in the far western states, where they settled, 
as on their native heath in the Pine Tree State. 
Senator La Fayette Grover of Salem, Oregon, has 
long ago been forgotten by the statesmen in Wash- 
ington, and probably by nearly everybody in Maine. 
Nevertheless he was a prominent man in his day. 
He was born at Bethel in Oxford County, Maine, 
November 29, 1823, and was educated at Gould's 
Academy at Bethel, afterwards studying two years 
at Bowdoin College and spending some time at 
books in the city of Philadelphia. He removed to 
Oregon about 1850 and immediately began to take 
no insignificant part in public aft'airs. First he was 
auditor of public accounts between 1851 and 1852, 
became a member of the legislature in 1855 and 
was speaker of the house. Ho helped frame the 
constitution of the state, was territorial delegate in 
Congress, and represented the state in the thirty- 
fifth Congress after Oregon had ceased to be 
a territory. Then he served as governor of 
Oregon from 1870 to 1877, but resigned in that year 
to become Duited States senator, serving till 1883. 
'50. — No man performed more noble service in 
the late Spanish-American war than Gen. Oliver 



Otis Howard, now on the retired list of the United 
States army. He was one of the Christian workers 
who did so much good in the different army camps. 
Gen. Howard in the course of a speech before the 
Massachusetts Club, gave some very sensible ideas 
concerning the disposition of the colonial posses- 
sions of the United States. In brief he said : 

" In private life every Christian and Hebrew child 
is taught that it is belter to give than receive ; and 
that it is noble to be brave, self-denying, and help- 
ful to others. This teaching is gradually leading to 
co-operation, not only in families, but in business 
communities and in social life. There is hope for it 
in mankind. But the moment we come to discuss 
our present attitude toward Cuba, Porto Rico, and 
the Philippines, there is a large class of our fellow- 
citizens who consider only ourselves as we were 
before this last extraordinary war. It is selfish 
interest and selfish interest only that appears to 
penetrate their minds and excite their apprehension 
of the future. Surely our President, conscientious 
to the last degree and careful in every step, 
moving on according to the will of Congress, has 
been sufficiently conservative in all his actions and 
recommendations hitherto made. The Cubans, the 
Porto Ricans, and the Filipinos have in various 
ways shown a desire for a free government like that 
of the United States. 

" The results of the war placed the jurisdiction 
of these peoples in our hands. We cannot escape 
without shame in the face of mankind the responsi- 
bility of the situation. To my mind it matters little 
whether we transfer the sovereignty in good time to 
the inhabitants or hold thera in territorial form. I 
should prefer to see the Philippines dealt with pre- 
cisely as the President has proposed for Cuba, namely , 
to secure a government of the Cuban people which 
shall be stable and independent at the earliest junc- 
ture. But for Porto Rico, like Hawaii, every inter- 
est points to a closer union. These small islands 
will be outlying posts for our navy, important as a 
preventive of war, and more important for defense 
against the world in case a war should again be 
thrust upon us. These things have been left by 
our far-seeing President to the consideration and 
action of Congress, and to the ultimate approval of 
the people of these United States. I cannot help 
thinking, in view of all the facts before us, of opera- 
tions which have been begun and completed as if 
under a mighty hand and a stretched-out arm 
within the space of three months, that there has 
been something in the whole vast movement, as 
there was in our great civil war, beyond the plan- 
uiQg_yes, bayoud the conception of our greatest 
and best men." 

'53.— Hon. Thadieus R. Simontou is the third 
Bowdoin man to be mentioned for congressional 
honors to succeed Nelson Dingley. 

Med., '56. — Dr. Henry C. Levensaler died at his 

home in Thomaston this morning after an illness of 

several years. Dr. Levensaler was one of the promi- 

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15, 1831, and graduated from the Medical School of 
Maine in 1856. He was appointed assistant surgeon 
of the 19th Maine regiment volunteer infantry and 
was promoted to surgeon, receiving the brevet rank 
of lieutenant colonel in the 8th Maine regiment. 
At the close of the war he resumed his practice, 
locating in Thomaston, where he has since been. 
He became an attending physician to the Maine 
state prison, and for a long term of years was a 
member of the United States pension examining 
board for Knox County. He had served on the 
Democratic county committee and was superintend- 
ent of schools at the time he was taken ill. He 
was prominent in Masonic circles. He was twice 
married, first to Lizzie R. Spaulding of South Thom- 
aston in 1866, and second to Mary E. Sartelle of 
Rockland in 1870. He is survived by a widow and 
two children, Edwin S. and Nettie M. Levensaler. 
Med., '58.— Dr. George Z. Higgius of Strong died 
Sunday afternoon, December Ilth, at three o'clock. 
George Zoeth Higgins was born in Exeter, Decem- 
ber 29, 1832, and was the son of Hon. Ebenezer and 
Ruth Smith Higgins, his parents being both natives 
of Bucksport. The deceased acquired a general 
education in Bucksport Seminary and Phillips 
Academy at Andover, Mass., graduating from the 
latter institution in 1855. He pursued his profes- 
sional studies at the Maine Medical School, grad- 
uating in the Class of 1858. He also studied two 
terms at the Albany, N. Y., Medical School. In the 
early '60's Dr. Higgins began to practice in Lubec. 
He enlisted in 1863 as assistant surgeon in the 15th 
regiment of Maine volunteers, and was promoted 
subsequently to the rank of surgeon and assigned 
to garrison duty. He received his discharge at 
Castle Garden, N. T., July, 1866, returning to his 
native state as a skilful, experienced surgeon and 
physician in December, 1878. He moved to .Strong, 
where he rapidly built a lucrative business, winning 
fame as a physician. Dr. Higgins was always iden- 
tified with the Republican party and held a number 
of important offices, being for years a member of 
, the board of trustees of the State Reform School. 
For many years he was a member of the United 
States pension board of examining physicians for 
Frankhn County. He was a member of the Strong 
school board and a prominent Mason and Grand 
Army man. For two years he was commander of 
Clayton Post, No. 134, of Strong, which Dr. Hig- 
gins helped to organize. He was married in July, 
1858, to Miss Kate Ford Lamson of Lubec. The 
widow and one daughter, Lelia Higgins, survive. 
Miss Higgins is a graduate of the Woman's Medi- 



cal College of Philadelphia, and like her deceased 
father a member of the Maine Medical Association 
and very successful in the profession. 

'72.— Judge Seiders has been selected to fill the 
vacancy in State Republican Committee, caused by 
the death of Hon. E. Dudley Freeman. 

'75. — Since the greatly to be lamented death of 
Congressman Dingley, there has been much specu- 
lation as to whom would be chosen by the people of 
the second district to fill his place. The Boston 
Herald last Sunday had a word to say of one of the 
possibilities in the case, who is a Bowdoin man of 
the Class of 1875 : 

" It has often been considered that when this dis- 
trict is called upon to elect another congressman, 
so far as the Republican party is concerned, Andros- 
coggin would not be considered. This, however, is 
not to be the outcome. Androscoggin will have at 
least one candidate, and possibly there may be 
three. A name which has already been mentioned 
is that of the Hon. Seth M. Carter of Auburn, a 
well-known lawyer, and the law partner of Wallace 
H. While, son-in-law of Senator Frye. Mr. Carter 
has been a member of the Governor's council, is 
one of the counsel for the Maine Central Railroad 
Company, and is regarded as an authority upon 
railroad law, and so far as Maine Central influence 
might be of avail, would be assisted in that way. 
Mr. Carter is comparatively a young man. He was 
graduated from Bowdoin College in 1875, and since 
that time has practiced his profession successfully 
in Lewiston and Auburu." 

'77. — The Hon. William Titcomb Cobb, a promi- 
nent manufacturer of Rockland, is mentioned for 
Congressman Dingley's place. He graduated from 
Bowdoin in 1877, in the same class with Professor 
Little and Lieutenant Peary. 

'84. — Among the ofScers elected by the newly 
organized Maine Democratic Club are: President, 
Llewellyn Barton, '84; Secretary, W. M. Ingraham, 
'95, and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Dr. 
Seth C. Gordon, Med. '55. 

'92. — Announcements of the marriage of Miss 
Frances R. Perry of Bristol, R. I., and Dr. Alfred 
M. Merriman, formerly of Brunswick, have been 
received by friends. Dr. Merriman formerly lived 
in Harpswell, is a graduate of Bowdoin College and 
the Maine Medical School. 

Med., '92.— One of the most interesting and 
romantic personages graduating from the Medical 
School in the last few years, is Salustiano Fanduiz, 
who was born and received a college education in 
Santa Domingo, an island lying midway between 
Cuba and Porto Rico. He started last week for his 
island home, where he intends to develop some of 
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pnblisbed a very breezy account of tbe doctor and 
bis scbcme, two Saturdays since : 

Dr. Fanduiz is a young man, bardly tliirty 
years of age. He was born in tlie city of Santo 
Doraingo, grew up as otber boys do in tbe island 
republic, went to scbool, learned Spanisb and later 
took upJEnglisb. He soon became able to read 
Englisb jbooks, and one of tbe principal volumes 
tbat fell into his band was a copy of Longfellow's 
poems. Much be read that told of another and 
more purposeful country than his island home. 
Longfellow, he knew, was born in Maine, so the 
Pine Tree State was tbe setting for all his wonder- 
ful poems. He very early began to regai'd ilaiiie 
as the fairest spot on earth and its people as the 
kindest, wisest of all nations. 

Later, he fell in with a diver by the name of 
Sam Puriugton, who hailed from Topsham, Me. 
Purington was assisting in the work of opening 
the harbor to greater navigation, and the reader of 
Longfellow, hearing that the diver came from his 
poet's State, sought him out. Purington, fluding 
him keen and ambitious, told him much of Maine 
and more of Brunswick, its colleges, and its oppor- 
tunities. 

The upshot of it was that young Fanduiz got 
together enough to make the trip, and ten years 
ago, a boy not yet out of his teens, landed in Bruns- 
wick. Ho had a fair grasp of English, enough so 
tbat he was enabled to enter the Medical School, 
from which be emerged in due course of time, a 
full-fledged M.D. 

Settling down in Brunswick, be hung out his 
shingle and has built up a comfortable practice in 
the academic town — a practice, indeed, which is 
larger than many of bis fellow-townsmen are aware. 

Tbat is tbe outline of the doctor's life, save to 
add that be gallantly says be has found Maine all 
be dreamed it might be, and that its people are the 
best there are in all the world. 

The mountains of Neiba, so tbe doctor says, are 
the richest salt hills in the world, and it only needs 
capital and American enterprise to make things 
hum. There's a gold mine, a regular Klondike, in 
these mines, be says, and Fanduiz is the man to 
make it give up its treasures. Meu of money, who 
have canvassed the suljject, agree with him and 
have promised the wherewithal to make the try. 

Dr. Fanduiz goes to bis island homo this winter 
to secure concessions in the salt mountains of Neiba. 

"There are two of these mountains," said tbe 
doctor, "and for fifteen miles they are nothing but 
the purest chloride of sodium. There are millions 
of tons of it just waiting to be mined. There is only 
one other mine like it in the world — that produces 
so good salt, I mean— and that is tbe Liverpool 
Butter Salt Mine. Tbe salt mined in this country 
and on near-by islands has to go through many 
processes before it is ready for the market, but the 
salt of Neiba is so pure that it is ready the day it is 
mined and once pulverized it will never absorb 
dampness and become caked like inferior salts. 

" Mile on mile of salt with only two feet of sand 
over it — as easy to mine as it is to cut the ice on 



tbe Kennebec and as white and glistening when it 
comes. 

" It will be bound to pay. Barahona is one of 
the best harbors in all tbe island. It was one of 
the first that Columbus and his men discovered. 
In times of storm all tbe shipping on tbat part of 
the coast seek safety in the harbor of Barahona. 

"That part of the island is covered with 
mahogany, lignum vita?, and logwood. A little 
of it has been cut off near the coast, but no further 
back than it can be hauled out on the backs of 
horses and mules. A few miles into the interior 
and tbe forests have never known an axe. These 
lands will be gi'anted to wboso builds a road through 
tbe forests, and there is a fortune in the timber 
alone. There is but one railroad on the island, and 
that is not over 50 miles long. Tbe highways are 
poor, and the whole country, though naturally rich, 
needs American push to start it going. 

"There is capital there, but the people — my 
people— are easy-going and do not try to make 
more of the island's resources. They have dis- 
covered petroleum wells on the island, but they 
don't make much of it. Coffee grows wild, but not 
ranch is exported. Tobacco grows finely, but some 
of the best farming lands have not yet been im- 
proved. Tbe climate is healthful, nothing worse 
than a little malaria now and then. 

" Tbe people of the country are peaceable and 
kindly. They are glad to see a stranger. They 
make him welcome. They give him the best bed. 
They act as if you bad always been their dearest 
friend. They kill for you the fattest calf They do 
all they can to make your stay pleasant. But they 
have not the American enterprise, the push, the 
way of making tbe most out of everything. 

" It is a wonderfully rich country, and if ever 
the canal is built through the isthmus of Panama it 
will be developed, to tbe very utmost, for it will be 
right in the world's great roadway." 

But goodly as it sounds, tbe doctor is going to 
be on the safe side. He says there is plenty of 
Dominican capital ready to take hold of his plan, 
but he wants none but American investors. 

"Because," he says very slowly, "there might 
be a revolution dovrn there and I should want to 
have an American company, so that Uncle Sam 
could look out for it and for me at the same time." 

'95. — E. J. Ridley has resigned bis position as 
principal of the High Scbool at Vinalhaven, on 
account of ill health, and will remain at his home 
in Topsham for an indefinite period. 

'97. — The college was shocked to hear of tbe 
sudden death of George S. Bean, of pneumonia, in 
the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Mr. 
Bean was a very popular and respected member of 
the Class of 1897. He was business manager of the 
Orient two years, president of his class, Junior 
year, beside many minor positions of responsibility 
and honor. 

He had been working steadily, with practically 



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no respite, for a year, in the law ofBce of Curtis & 
Eecd, studying law and working in the ofSce with 
relentless energy and application. Several years 
ago he had a severe illness, typhoid fever, from 
which he fully recovered, it, was thought, but which 
did not benefit him any, though there are some who 
adhere to this theory about that disease. 

Having been a conscientious student for a num- 
ber of years, with scarcely any vacation, told ou 
him, and the grip found him somewhat weakened, 
pneuujoiiia added its complications, and he had 
been sick more than a fortnight in the hospital, but 
he seemed to be getting better. 

He wrote his father that he bad improved fast 
and expected to be out of the hospital in a very few 
days. Later his brother wrote home that he would 
be out ill ten days or two weeks, that he had been 
pretty sick but was then out of danger. This 
relieved all fears, so that the unwelcome news was 
totally opposite what seemed likely. 

Tliu i-emains were brought home, and the funeral 
was held at his father's house on Lincoln Street. 

George S. Bean was 26 years of age last August. 
He was a student from his first school days, and 
was reliable and popular with his teachers and 
schoolmates. It is ditBcult to find many such as 
he, one who was a scholar and a faithful one and, 
at the same time, a boy fond of fun, always found 
in the IViilics of harmless character which school- 
boys can't be prohibited from enjoying. 

It wasn't because he was any more brilliant 
than many other boys, simply his power of applica- 
tion, patience with puzzling problems, and a dogged 
persistency, with an invariably genial manner and 
a cheerfulness that was remarkable. He didn't go 
around with a long face and whine when things 
didn't suit him. If he had difiSculties he laughed 
them ofl'and turned toward that which was pleas- 
ant, and mastered those things which had to be 
mastered, even though not pleasaut, without bur- 
dening his friends with complaints. 

There was no dispute, among those who knew 
him, that his was one of the rarest and sunniest 
dispositions that it is one's privilege to come in 
contact with daring a lifetime. It was a treat to be 
a close companion with such a fellow. 

There are lots of young men and older ones who 
are " good fellows," jolly, jovial, aud all that, but it 
is rarely that thei-e is found a combination of solid 
and sensible qualities, blended to such perfect 
degree, as in the character of this young man whose 
untimely end brings as keen sorrow to the hearts 



of scores of his former associates in these two cities, 
and as many more in other places. 

He graduated from Thornton Academy in the 
Class of 1893, having studied five years there. He 
entered Bowdoin College the succeeding autumn 
and graduated in 1897. He applied for a position 
ou the fish commission for a cruise along the coast 
during one vacation. 

President Hyde of Bowdoin recommended him 
with the strongest recommendation he ever gave 
any student of that college. He said he was quali- 
fied to hold any subordinate position in the United 
States service, no matter what it was. The com- 
mission's work was curtailed and the position abol- 
ished, and therefore he did not secure it. 

Mr. Bean did not idle away his vacations, but 
was engaged in some occupation and, in this way, 
bore a large share of the expenses attending his 
career at education seeking. He was a conductor 
on the electrics for several succeeding summers. 
Everywhere a favorite, and illumining his surround- 
ings with the cheer of his disposition, he was a 
welcome guest under all circumstances. 

Last January he was selected by Sheriflf Thomp- 
son as messenger at the supreme court in Saco. He 
desired to study the process of court work aud this 
position would afford him the opportunity. 

Just at the opening of the session, Curtis &; 
Reed, the well known Boston law firm, with whom 
he was to engage in office work in the pursuit of 
the rudiments of his chosen profession, the law, 
sent for him to come immediately. He gave up his 
position in Saco and went at once to Boston, and 
from that time was constantly at work there, either 
studying or doing oflSce work of a varied character. 
Mr. Curtis is an ex-mayor of Boston, and a native 
of Bath in this state. In this office comes reliable 
information that Mr. Bean was the favorite of all 
the young men in the office, past or present. 

Much might be said in addition to these fore- 
going facts relative to the life of this exemplary 
young man, brief though his spell of existence on 
this troublous sphere, but those who knew him need 
no repetition of that which they already know. 
Those who never knew him cannot appreciate by 
description, no matter how graphic, the real worth 
which his disposition contained. 

His was no ordinary ability. While he was not 
of that brilliant and ethereal nature, he possessed 
happy faculties in the way of study, and his faith- 
fulness to his work, his application and persistency 
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superficiality is so prevalent and mediocre success 
the only attainment such practitioners achieve, best 
indicate his ambition, and the career he must have 
ultimately and undoubtedly accomplished can only 
be logically deducted by reviewing the course be 
had taken in his preparation. 

His was certainly a most untimely end, the 
interruption and cessatiou of a young life that gave 
unwonted promise of a genuine brilliancy and com- 
pleteness and stability. It is a bard blow to his 
fond parents, to his brother and sister, and to his 
friends, and they are legion. All were pi'oud of 
him. All had excellent reason to expect great 
things of him when once he bad made bis real start 
in life. Now all this is but a mass of wrecl?ed 
hopes and pride, but there remains the conscious- 
ness that what be bad done was done well. He 
leaves besides his parents, a sister, Mrs. Arthur 
Norton of Saco, and one brother, Charles, who is 
working in Boston. 



At the annual banquet of the York I3ar Associa- 
tion, held at Hotel Thatcher in Biddeford, January 
3d, Were several Bowdoin alumni— in fact it was 
pretty much a Bowdoin aiJair. The following Bow- 
doin men were in attendance : Judge Burbank, 'CO; 
Judge Wiswell, '73; ex-Judge Foster, '04 ; Judge E. 
J. Cram, '/3, and Fred J. Allen, '90. Judge Burbank 
was elected President, and Fred J. Allen, Secretary 
of the association. Judge Burbank was forced to 
immediately assume his new duties as presiding 
officer and he did so gracefully, thanking the asso- 
ciation for the honor. Ex-Judge Foster was given 
a particularly cordial reception when he was called 
upon. He returned the compliment. When he was 
on the bench, he said, there had been no bar that 
he had rather preside over than the York bar. Off 
the bench there was no bar which he had rather 
practice with or associate with. Judge Foster was 
particularly bright and entertaining in his remarks. 
He gave anecdotes and reminiscences of most amus- 
ing character and concluded with some solid talk 
to the young lawyers. A lawyer's profession was 
different from any other in that the standard upon 
which the practice of every lawyer was based was 
of right and of wrong. This was not the standard 
of the clergy, or of the medical profession or of any 
other profession. The legal profession, better thau 
any other, illustrated Darwin's theory of the sur- 
vival of the fittest. 



The older alumni will be interested in a note of 



the death of the daughter of President Allen and 
wife of Rev. H. B. Smith, Bowdoin, '34: 

Mrs. Henry Boynton Smith died at her home in 
Lakewood, N. J., Monday, December 5tli. Her 
maiden name was Elizabeth Lee Allen. She was 
born in Hanover, N. H., Septeml)er 3, 1817, and was 
the daughter of William Allen, at that time the 
president of Dartmouth College. Her mother was 
Maria Mnlleville, daughter of John Wbeelock, who 
had been president of Dartmouth. Her early life 
was spent in Brunswick, during which time, from 
J820 to 183!), her father was president of Bowdoin 
College. After 1839 the family home was in North- 
ampton, Mass., where she married Rev. Uenry 
Boynton Smith (Bowdoin, '34), on January 5, J843, 
and they lived in West Amesbury, Mass. In 1848 
her husband became professor of mental and moral 
philosophy in Amherst College, and two years later 
he was elected to a professorship in Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, New York, and she lived there 
until after Professor Smith's death, in 1877. Then 
for several years she lived in Northampton, Mass., 
with her sister, Mrs. Erastns Hopkins, and was 
occupied in preparing the memoirs of her husband 
and in other literary work. In recent years she 
made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Charles 
H. McClellan, whose husband is pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church in Lakewood. Mrs. Smith 
had written a number of poems, which were pub- 
lished in newspapers, and several volumes have 
been issued in book form. Within the last year her 
poems on "The Cuban War," and on the newly 
discovered " Loggia," were published by the New 
York Evangelist and the Springfield Bepublican, and 
widely copied. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon, \ 
Brunswick, Me., Dec. 12, 1898. \ 

Whereas, God in His infinite wisdoiu has deemed 
it necessary to remove from our midst oui' well- 
beloved brother, George Blair Keuniston, Jr., of the 
Class of 1902, be it 

Resolved, That the Psi Upsilon Fraternity meets 
with a great loss in the death of one of such pre- 
eminence of character; and further be it 

Resolved, That the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon 
especially feels deeply grieved in the loss of so pop- 
ular and so dearly beloved a member, and be it 

Resolved. That the chapter and fraternity extend 
their most sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the 
members of the bereaved family ; and that a copy 
of these resolutions be sent to the family of our 
late brother, and to the Bowdoin Orient. 

Walter Littlefield Came, 
Arthur Brooks Wood, 
Roland Eugene Clark, 

Committee for the Chapter. 



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Hall of Delta Upsilon, f 
January 7, 1899. <, 
Tbe Bowdoin Chapter of Delta Upsilou bears 
with profound sorrow of the death of one of its 
most beloved and respected members, George Sam- 
uel Bean, of the Class of 1897. 

Brother Bean's bright intellect, good-fellowship, 
and genial manners made him a valued friend to all 
who knew him. We are grieved that one with such 
brilliant prospects and noble characteristics should 
so early in life be taken from our midst. We shall 
ever cherish the memory of his kind and generous 
disposition, and in testimony of our heartfelt sym- 
pathy, Ibe it 

Eesolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the bereaved family, and inserted in the 
Bowdoin Orient. 

LoTON Drew Jennings, 
Cheney Dexter Rowell, 
Paul Stanley Hill, 

Co mmittee for the Chapter 



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Dartmouth is agitating a two term college 
course. 

Owing to iusufScient gymnasium facilities Prince- 
ton has declined to enter the collegiate meet next 
May to determine "Strength Tests." 

In all the universities of France there are no 
papers, no glee clubs, no fraternities, no athletics 
and no commencement exercises. 

The University of Calcutta is said to be the 
largest educational corporation in the world. Every 
year it examines over 10,000 students. 

Chicago University offers $1,300 in prizes for 
debate to students yearly. 

University of Pennsylvania presents each mem- 
ber of tbe 'varsity foot-ball team this year a gold 
watch charm in the shape of a foot-ball as souvenirs. 
The subs receive silver ones. 

Dartmouth College has the distinction of having 
issued the first college paper in the United States, 
and the greater honor in having Daniel Webster as 
editor-in-chief 

Yale buys annually $7,000 worth of books for 
her library. Harvard spends $18,000 for the same 
purpose, and Columbia $43,000. 




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CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXVIII., No. 13.— February 8, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 191 

A Note 193 

Annual Banquet of the Portland Alumni Association 193 

Collegii Tabula 195 

Personal 198 

In Memoriam 202 




that an institution of Bowdoin has received 
for a long time is the reception given the 
concert of the musical organizations in Bos- 
ton. The college was put upon a par with 
all New England colleges. Steinert Hall 
was filled with an appreciative audience of 
musical people. Universal praise and appro- 
bation was expressed on all sides. It would 
sound egotistic should we mention the nice 
things that were said about the concert. 
The Boston papers, which are so loath to 
menliou favorably aiij'thing concerning Bow- 
doin, gave veiy flattering reports of the 
concert. At Wellesley the clubs were 
greeted with even more flattering success. 
They were thrown into direct comparison 
with the organizations from the principal 
colleges of New England. How well the}' 
stood the comparison may be judged by the 
remarks made by several connected with 
Wellesley, that the Bowdoin concert was the 
best given in ten years at Wellesley. The gen- 
eral opinion seemed voiced in that sentiment. 
Such a showing cannot but be pleasing 
to the many friends of the college. The 
student body feel the honor that the zealous 
and conscientious work of the clubs have 
brought to the Alma Mater, and it honors 
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Not enough can be said in praise of the 
splendid work of the two leaders. The work 
of the Mandolin-Guitar Club has perhaps 
brought more favorable musical notice to 
the college than the Glee Club. It is a very 
extraordinary organization for a college of 
any size to support. It will compare favor- 
ably with similar professional organizations. 
The success of this club has been largely 
due to the work of the accomplished musi- 
cian who has conducted it, and brought it to 
its present condition by persistent and intel- 
ligent efforts. The Orient begs leave to 
express its humble approbation to Mr. Moul- 
ton for his work. 

The Glee Clnb is a much more difficult 
matter to handle than the instrumental clubs. 
It is larger and more unwieldy. The Glee 
Club this year is undoubtedly the best glee 
club Bowdoin ever produced and is thor- 
oughly a great credit to the Alma Mater. 
The leadership of the vocal club is a larger 
undertaking than the leadership of the 
stringed club, and requires more executive 
and pedagogical ability. The two leaders, 
this year, have achieved a merited success. 
The first step in the right direction was the 
admirable choice of music made by Mr. 
White. ■ The gravest objection to our clubs, 
in the past, has been that they have attempted 
too much classical music and, in so doing, 
have neglected the very object and essence 
of glee club sentiment, the good rollicking 
college songs. It has always been the expe- 
rience of the clubs that the two Bowdoin 
songs "Phi Chi" and "Bowdoin Beata" 
have been the most enthusiastically received. 
"Phi Chi" is unquestionably the best college 
song of its class that has ever been written. 
The public has always shown a decided 
preference for that sort of song from a col- 
lege musical organization. Not a little of 
the success of this year's club is due to Mr. 
White's change of policy. Every one regretted 
the resignation of Mr. White from the lead- 



ership and feared for the continuance of 
this year's club, but the college was very 
fortunate in having another man who has 
since proved himself to be a tireless director 
aud a most able leader. Mr. Adams's work, 
in connection with the Boston trip, deserves 
much commendation from the college. From 
time immemorial the Orient has harped 
upon the warning that the clubs must remem- 
ber that they are the only representatives 
the college has to show in many towns, and 
that Bowdoin is largely judged by the con- 
duct, appearance, and performance of the 
combined clubs in those localities. 

The college and the alumni is proud of 
the clubs this year, and it behooves the clubs 
to justify them in their pride throughout the 
season. 



CANDIDATES for the Orient Board will 
call upon the editor-in-chief on or before 
Saturdaj', February 11th, for instruction in 
regard to the competitive work in accord- 
ance with which the places made vacant by 
the retirement of the Senior editors, will be 
filled at the next election. It is to be hoped 
that a large number will present themselves 
as candidates, as there will be six vacancies 
to be filled. 



TTfHE Orient begs leave, through its col- 
-*- unins, to express the universal apprecia- 
tion and gratitude of the student body to 
the Faculty for the promised course of lect- 
ures in Memorial Hall. With a Faculty 
composed of such brilliant and eminent men 
as largely compose the Bowdoin Faculty, the 
success of the undertaking is assured from 
that standpoint. There are to be, we under- 
stand, several lectures from the alumni. We 
are practically sure to hear the gifted editor of 
the Youth's Covtjmnion, Mr. Edward Stan- 
wood, '61, whose subject will be a considera- 
tion of the four great men who would have 
been presidents, but coqld not. Mv. Stan- 



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193 



wood's book upon the history of Presidential 
Elections is the best book upon the subject. 
It is also promised that at least one of Bow- 
doin's eminent men in the government will 
address the college upon topics of the day. 

The college should see to it that a genu- 
ine appreciation of these benefits be shown 
by a large and enthusiastic attendance at 
every lecture. 



PROBABLY Thursday of a fortnight since 
will be the last "day of prayer " observed 
by Bowdoin. The meaning and sense of 
the day has long since been forgotten, and 
its onlj' significance is that some well-known 
divine preaches in King's Chapel before 
about a dozen students and a couple hun- 
dred old ladies living around about Bruns- 
wick. As a result, the preacher, on this 
day, has an address, prepared for a house- 
ful of young men, and is obliged to deliver 
it before an audience of an entirely differ- 
ent composition. Nearly all the college 
make use of the day by going home to 
remain over Sunday. Like the "Fast 
Day" that Maine continues to celebrate, 
the seriousness of the observance has gone 
with the originators of the day. Li the 
olden times it was the custom to set apart 
one day in the year during which -everj^ one 
connected with the college, and all its friends, 
should pi'ay for its welfare and good work. 
The prayer began early in the morning and 
lasted nearly all day. The old "Praying 
Circle" at Bowdoin was of course instru- 
mental in the success of the day. The "Pray- 
ing Circle," as it was called, was one of the 
chief interests in college thirt}^ or forty years 
ago. The Bowdoin society of the Young- 
Men's Christian Association has taken its 
place in college now. There certainly is not 
the religious fervor in college to-day that 
existed here thirty j'ears ago. It is a differ- 
ent sort of feeling altogether. It should be 
maintained, however, that the average col- 



legian to-day is better equipped morally to 
encounter the trials and temptations of the 
world outside, and that is the main thing to 
consider so far asa college course is concerned. 



A Note. 

The Glee and Mandolin Club are greatly 
indebted to Mr. A. L. Cutler of Tufts Col- 
lege through whose courtesy and kind feeling 
an advertisement was placed in the Tiiftfi 
Weekly, giving notice of the recent Bowdoin 
concert in Boston. 



Annual Banquet of the Portland 

Alumni Association. 
TITHE twenty-ninth annual meeting and 
*- banquet of the Bowdoin Alumni Asso- 
ciation of Portland and vicinity was held 
Saturday evening at the Falmouth. It was 
the reunion of the graduates of the college, 
always a most enjoyable occasion, and it was 
well attended. 

At the business meeting, which was held 
before the banquet was served, the following 
officers were chosen for the ensuing year: 
President, Clarence Hale, '69; Vice-Presi- 
dents, George F. Emery, '36, Charles F. 
Libby, '64, Augustus F. Moulton, '73, Pren- 
tiss Loring, '.56 ; Secretary, H. H. Emery, '74 ; 
Treasurer, S. T. B. Jackson, '83; Executive 
Committee, Walter G. Davis, '79, Arthur W. 
Merrill, '87, Elias Thomas, Jr., '94; Dinner 
Committee, Seth L. Larrabee, '75, W. M. 
Ingraham, '95, Fred W. Pickard, '94; Orator, 
W. L. Putnam, '55; Poet, C. W. Peabody, 
'93; Toast-Master, F. M. Ray, '61. 

The banquet was served with the cus- 
tomary magnificence and care of details 
which characterizes the Falmouth. While 
the banquet was in progress an orchestra 
stationed in an adjoining room rendered 
excellent music. 

A list of those present, with the year in 
which they graduated from Bowdoin, follows : 
George F. Emery, '36; C. W. Pickard, '57; 



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Judge Joseph W. Symonds, '60; F. M. Ray, 
Dr. C. O. Hunt, '61; George A. Emery, '63; 
Judge Enoch Foster, '64; Joseph A. Locke, 
'65; F. H. Gerrish, R. D. Woodman, Profes- 
sor Chapman, '66; Thomas H. Eaton, Hon. 
Clarence Hale, '69; David W. Snow, '73 ; 
Hannibal H. Emery, W. H. Moulton, Profes- 
sor Johnson, '74; Seth L. Larrabee, E. S. 
Osgood, '75; Fred O. Conant, Virgil C. Wil- 
son, '80; Joseph B. Reed, '83; Ebeu Win- 
throp Freeman, '85; Arthur W. Merrill, '87; 
William B. Kenniston, Leon M. Fobes, '92 ; 
Clarence W. Peabody, Jolui H. Prince, '93; 
W. W. Thomas, F. W. Pickard, Elias Thomas, 
Jr., F. W. Dana, '94; William M. Ingraham, 
Walter S. Kimball, Harry B. Russ, '95 ; W. S. 
Mitchell, Philip Dana, "96; R. L. Hull, '99. 

The toast-master was Dr. Frederic H. 
Gerrish of the Class of 1866, and the toasts 
and those who responded to them were as 
follows: 

"Bowdoin College," response by Presi- 
dent Hj'de. 

"Bowdoin in her relation to the Fine 
Arts," response by Professor Henry Johnson, 
Class of '74. 

"Bowdoin in her relation to Portland,'' 
response by Hon. Clarence Hale, Class of '69. 

"Bowdoin in Athletics," response by 
Francis W. Dana, Class of '94. 

"Bowdoin iu Literature," response by 
Prof. Henry L. Chapman, Class of '66. 

President Hyde outlined the policy of 
the college at the present time, and spoke of 
the reforms made during the last few years. 
He said that the college was expected to 
keep abreast of such institutions as Will- 
iams, Brown, Dartmouth, Amherst, Wes- 
leyan, Trinit}', and to do this with an income 
one-half as large as the smallest of these col- 
leges. President Hyde made an urgent 
appeal for funds for the college. 

Professor Johnson, '74, outlined to some 
degree Bowdoin's position in the fine arts. 
He outlined the work being done in the 



Walker Art Gallery, and made mention of 
some of the recent acquisitions to our art 
collections. 

Hon. Clarence Hale, '69, in sjjeaking of 
Bowdoin's relations with Portland, brought 
to light the fact that it was only by the 
merest chance that the college was not 
located where the i^resent Maine General 
Hospital is now located. As Portland has 
sent more of her sons to Bowdoin than any 
other town in Maine, the relations betwixt 
gown and town are of necessity very cordial. 

Mr. Francis W. Dana, '94, spoke upon 
the condition of athletics in Bowdoin, con- 
gratulating the college upon the excellent 
showing made in the past year. He advised 
a closer league with the colleges of our class 
in Massachusetts. 

The speech of the evening was Professor 
Chapman's response to the toast, "Bowdoin 
in Literature." Finished and polished as 
the oratory of the arbiter elegantiarum of 
Bowdoin always is, his address seemed par. 
ticularly fine last Saturday. He spoke in 
eloquent terms of the great names in litera- 
ture that have been nurtured in Bowdoin 
halls. It is unnecessary to say that Profes- 
sor Chapman upheld his reputation as an 
after-dinner speaker. 

The oration of the evening was delivered 
by Mr. George F. Emery of the Class of 
1836. His subject was "Quid Quo Pro," 
and was a scholarly and extremely interest- 
ing discourse upon the duty vi^hich liberally 
educated men owe to the world and to their 
college. 

The poem was read by Mr. Edward S. 
Osgood of the Class of 1875, and was one of 
the most enjoyable features of the evening. 
It follows : 

Henry Wadswoeth Longfellow. 
Near twice twelve years iu circling race 

Have seen oar laud rejoice, 
Siuce I beheld the Poet's face 

And heard his low, clear voice. 



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Upon his clustering loclis of wliite 

The sunbeams seemed to press 
An aureole of softened lights 

With lingering caress. 

The poem which the Master read, 

Built up of noble lines, 
New lustre on his genius shed 

And Bowdoiu's stately pines. 

While on that presence loved by all 

The grave-dust long has lain, 
Those mellow accents come at call. 

The scene revives again ; ' 

And with the reverence that is due 

Prom one of common mold, 
Fain would I pay a tribute true 

To bim whose heart was gold. 

He felt the music of our tongue 

Unheard by duller ears; 
To him all Nature's voices sung. 

And Wisdom crowned his years. 

His gift to touch the burdened heart 

And soothe the weary brain 
Was used with tender, loving art. 

In hopeful, sweet refrain. 

And though at times he smote witli might 

The quivering chords along, 
A steady, radiant. May-day light 

Enflowered his humblest song. 

Yes, to our Bard the marble raise 

Where the Potomac flows. 
And garland it with Northern bays 

And many a Southern rose. 

The first in war, the first in rhyme, 

Will have memorials there, 
And o'er them fleeting, deathless Time 

May breathe perennial prayer. 

At the close of the exercises the company 
united in singing "Auld Lang Sjnie." 




The Sophomore Class in Logic listens every week 
to eloquent debates on the annexation of the Phil- 
ippines, the increase of the standing army, the 
Nicaragua canal and kindred topics. 



The Classical Club of Bow- 
doiu College organized January 
23d, with the election of the following 
officers : President, Libby, '99 ; Vice- 
President, Sills, '01 ; Secretary, Evans, 
'01. The object of the club is to meet 
socially for the discussion of classical and philolog- 
ical questions. The members are : Libby, '99 ; Brag- 
don, 1900; Holmes, 1900; Palmer, 1900; Evans, '01; 
Walker, '01; Lewis, '01; Sills, '01 ; Wells, '01; and 
Bowler, '01. Mr. Harry DeForest Smith, instructor 
in the Ancient Languages, had much to do with the 
organization of this club. At the first meeting he 
gave a most interesting lecture on the Homeric 
question. 

The first themes of the term were due January 
24th. The subjects : 

1. The Kelation of Education to Crime. 

2. A Village Christmas Tree. 

3. The Value of Literary Societies iu a College. 

4. Kipling as a Story Writer. 

Albee, '99, has returned to college. 

Giles and Clement are out teaching. 

The nest holiday will be February 23d. 

White, '99, has had a slight attack of the grip. 

The Lewiston and Bath cars are well patronized 
just now. 

Gregson and Hunt visited Squirrel Island 
recently. 

Clarke, 1900, is principal of the Cape Ncildick 
High School. 

The Sophomore Class iu French are reading La 
Fontaine's Fables. 

The University of Maine has applied for admis- 
sion to the N. E. I. A. A. 

The Coming Age is a new magazijio that is 
attracting much attention at the library. 

The Teachers' Class now meets regularly at 
Professor Houghton's house instead of in the reci- 
tation room. 

The good skating of the past two weeks has 
been much enjoyed by the lovers of out-door sports. 
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Smith, '01, has been out a week with the grip. 

Professor Houghton had a slight attacls of the 
grip last week. 

Potter, 1900, adorns the picture of the Colurubia 
Orchestra of Bath. 

Leavitt, '99, Hayes, '02, and White, '01, were at 
home over the day of prayer. 

Webber has been taking the pictures of the 
Junior Class for publication in the Bugle. 

Kaharl, '99, has been teaching in the Brunswick 
High School during the illness of Miss Woodside. 

It is said that the new class of the Medical 
School has excellent athletic and base-ball material. 

Quite a party attended the musical farce comedy, 
"The Telephone Girl," in Portland last Monday 
night. 

The usual number of students passed the Day 
of Prayer in seclusion and meditation at their 
respective homes. 

Gilpatrick, '96, led the meeting of the Y. M. C. A., 
Thursday evening, January 26th. Mr. Gilpatrick 
is studying at Andover. 

The Orient is tardy again this week, owing to 
the indisposition of its editors in consequence of a 
visitation of Mile. La Grippe. 

It is rumored that two new chapter houses are 
to be begun in the spring. This movement has the 
best wishes of all friends of the college. 

The old house next to the -i T Club was moved 
to a vacant lot, on a back street, last week. The 
" Chateau" leaves a big vacancy on the street. 

A lew of the Portland students were present at 
a reception given by the Upsilou Sigma Society of 
the Portland High School on Saturday, January 28th. 

The library has received a rare broadside, pub- 
lished in 1818 by the Commissioners of Massachu- 
setts, relative to the settlement of the Kennebec 
valley. 

The society event of the winter, in Lewiston, 
will be the dance to be given by the Twentieth 
Century Twelve of young ladies, next Tuesday 
evening. 

Young, '98, who has been seriously ill with 
typhoid fever, has been obliged to leave the Har- 
vard Law School and is to read law in some office 
in or near Boston. 

The few fellows who were fortunate enough to 
see the "Liars" played by John Drew at the Jef- 



ferson Theatre in Portland, January 27th, are 
enthusiastic in its praise. 

The college indoor meet will be held at the 
Town Hall, Friday, March 17th. The number of 
entries in the short dashes will be reduced to the 
best four men from each class. 

A special electric car will convey the lucUy 
crowd of Bowdoin students in whose honor the 
Twentieth Century Twelve gives the party in Wil- 
son's Hall, Lewiston. 

A regular line of steamers will soon be put on 
between the various points on the flooded campus. 
Why can't some of the money lately I'eceived by 
the college be applied to leveling and draining the 
walks'? 

The relay team, which will run against Tufts, 
February 18th, at the indoor meet of the B. A. A. 
in the Mechanics Building, Boston, has been 
selected. It will consist of Kendall, Edwards, 
Snow, and Furbish. 

This is the busiest time of year at the library. 
Works on American history and philosophy are in 
greatest demand. The most popular book is per- 
haps Crawford's "Ave Eoma Immortalis." Dr. 
Whittier has recently presented a set of books upon 
athletic subjects. 

The first Junior assembly on the evening of 
January 14th was a great success. The usual num- 
ber of young ladies were present from Bath and 
Lewiston, and quite a large party came down from 
Portland, chaperoned by Mrs. Hay, Mrs. Morse, 
and Mrs. Ilampson. 

" L. W. S.," the so-called New York correspond- 
ent of the Portland Argus, has again been enjoying 
himself by making sarcastic remarks about Bow- 
doin and her sister colleges in Maine. The most 
charitable excuse for him is that he is " sore-headed" 
because he is not a Bowdoin man. 

The Canadian Commission is cast in the shade 
by the Bowdoin-Bates peace commission which met 
last -week in Brunswick, without result, and which 
will arbitrate again this week. Bowdoin is ably 
represented by Barrett Potter, Esq., Bates by Mr. 
Judkins of Lewiston, and Hon. Charles E. Little- 
field is the third party chosen by the two. 

Much annoyance is caused at the library by the 
"swiping "of reserve books. Now this is some- 
thing which ought to be stopped at once. The 
practice comes perilously near theft, and is thor- 
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dissatisfaction to others. Many books have been 
missing lately from the shelves. 

The chess players are carrying on their tourna- 
ment uow-a-days. The Chess Club has organized 
with the following offlcers : President, Webster, '99; 
Secretary, Smith, '01. The members are Marsh, 
Lewis, Hunt, Godfrey, Lee, Fogg, Chamberlain, 
Wignott, Bell, Beane, Stackpole, Sills, Smith, '01, 
Webster, Dana, '01, and Sturgis. 

Rev. Ernest H. Abbott of Fryeburg, son of Rev. 
Lyman Abbott of New York, conducted the special 
services at the chapel, Thursday morniug, January 
26th. He characterized the age as an age of doubt, 
and urged the necessity of a life of action. ,Dr. 
Abbott is a fluent speaker, and his remarks were 
listened to with much interest. 

The recently issued catalogue of the Harvard 
Medical School contains the following names of 
Bowdoiu men : M. '87, Frank Byron Browu; M. '88, 
Merrill William Howe ; M. '94, Fred Drew, also 
A.B., 1891; '95, John G-. W. Knowlton; '95, Will- 
iam Elston Leighton; '96, Preston Keyes, in sum- 
mer course; '97, John Hinckley Morse; '98, Richard 
Henry Stubbs. 

The Dartmouth alumni point with pride to the 

fact that their Alma Mater is still a college. It 

will have to be allowed that this is something of a 

distinction in these days of abundant universities. 

— Boston Herald. 

A great distinction, especially if it is remem- 
bered that a certain university is now petitioning 
the Maine Legislature to turn it back to a plain 
college once more. 

The annual meet of the M. I. A. A. will prob- 
ably take place this year at the University of 
Maine, although the matter has not been settled. 
The meet has always come off on the second 
Wednesday in June, but the University of Maine 
has proposed an amendment to the constitution to 
change the date. This matter has not yet been 
arranged and the date is uncertain. 

The idea of clubs iu connection with the various 
college studies seems to have taken a firm hold on 
the college. We already have the Deutscher 
Verein, the Politics Club, the Government Club, 
the History Club, and the Classic Club, while the 
latest to be reported is a club to be started in con- 
nection with President Hyde's course iu Philosophy. 
These clubs are of great benefit to their members, 
giving a much larger scope for freedom of discus- 
sion than is possible in the class-room. 



It is understood that a series of lectures are soon 
to be given in Memorial Hall on Thursday even- 
ings, and that they will deal with political and his- 
torical subjects. It is reported that Edward Stan- 
wood, '61, author of the "History of the Presi- 
dency," will be one of the lecturers. Mr. Stanwood 
will speak on prominent aspirants for the presi- 
dency in the past, who have been disappointed. 
Other speakers will be Professors Chapman, Hutch- 
ins, MacDonald, and Emery. 

Dr. W. V. Richards, who so ably coached the 
foot-ball team last fall, has been engaged by Man- 
ager Chapman to coach the track team during the 
coming spring. He will be here the entire month 
from April I7tb to May 17th. This will be a great 
advantage over previous years, since Dr. Richards 
will devote bis entire time to coaching. The cus- 
tom has been to have the coach here for two or 
three days in the week, leaving the men to them- 
selves at other times. This fact, together with Dr. 
Ricbards's abilities as a coach, ought to be worth 
several points at Worcester, this spring. 

The Senior Class of the Medical School renewed 
its fight in regard to the election of commencement 
offlcers last week. While a slate of officers was 
elected, it, however, hardly seems to be permanent. 
The facts of the case are that the non-fraternity 
men of the class, in a spirit of sour grapes, the 
fraternity men claim, got together and rushed a 
slate through which did not recognize the Alpha 
Kappa Kappa Chapter at all. The fraternity 
men left the meeting, in disgust, when they saw the 
course of events. The non-fraternity faction are 
beginning to realize that they have not chosen the 
best men of the class for their officers, and it is 
generally understood that another meeting will be 
called and new officers elected. 

The Boston trip of the Glee, Mandolin and 
Guitar Clubs was a grand success from every point 
of view. Thursday afternoon, January 19th, the 
students at Wellesley gave a most enjoyable recep- 
tion to the visiting clubs. The concert in the 
evening was largely attended by the girls, who 
applauded heartily and at the end of the concert 
gave the college yell. After the concert the clubs 
serenaded the various cottages, and as a return had 
candy thrown out to them. A concert was given at 
Steinert Hall iu Boston on Friday evening, January 
20th, at which many old and young alumni were 
present. The ball was crowded and the audience 
was a fine one in every sense of the word. The 
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ager Thompson is to be congratulated on his pro- 
gressive spirit. 

The following is clipped from the Boston Herald: 

The first appearance of the Bowdoiu College 
Glee and Mandolin-Guitar clubs in Boston was 
highly successful, and Steinert Hall was filled last 
night with enthusiastic alumni to welcome the boys 
from Brunswick. 

Though a temporary organization of amateurs 
cannot compete with professionals in their own 
field, the college glee club has a place of its own in 
giving distinctively college music. The Bowdoin 
club is certainly not behind the others that have 
been heard in Boston in recent years. 

Among the pieces most heartily applauded were 
the prison song from "II Trovatore," by the man- 
dolin-guitar club, and the new Bowdoiu song by the 
glee club. Mr. Moulton's flute obligato in the Sonsa 
march was also received with great enthusiasm. 

Mr. W. B. Adams of Limerick is the leader of 
the glee club, and Mr. W. B. Moulton of Portland 
of the mandolin-guitar club. The members of the 
clubs are much pleased with the good success of 
their first Massachusetts tour, and expect to repeat 
it nest year. The remaining concerts of the present 
season will be in the towns of Maine usually visited 
by the organization. 

The college showed its appreciation of good 
music by coming out, in full force, at the concert of 
the Redpath Grand Concert Company in Memorial 
Hall. The concert was of the highest standard in 
every way. Each member of the company was a 
star, and every number of the programme a gem. 
Every number was encored and in one instance a 
double encore was given. It is certainly to be 
lioped that Mr. Thompson, who brought this com- 
pany to Brunswick, will not stop with tlie one con- 
cert but will get at least one more good company 
this term. The college appreciates his efforts and 
is only too glad to respond when given an oppor- 
tunity. The personnel of the Redpath Company 
was as follows : 

Helen Buckley, soprano; Mary Louise Clary, 
contralto; Wm. H. Rieger, tenor; Arthur Beres- 
ford, basso ; Adolph Rosenbecker, violinist ; Hugo 
Frey, accompanist ; Charles Beach, director. 

And the programme Wednesday evening was: 

Part I. 
Duet (I Masnadieri).— Verdi. 

Miss Buckley, Mr. Rieger. 
English Cavalier's Song. — White. Mr. Beresford. 

Concerto— Andante, Finale.— Mendelssohn. 

Mr. Kosenbecker. 
Angus Macdouald. — Roeckel. Miss Clary. 

Quartette (Martha). — Flotow. 

Miss Buckley, Miss Clary, Mr. Rieger, Mr. Beresford. 



Mr. Rieger. 



Part II. 
Aria. — Rossini. 
Duet (La Favorita). — Donizetti. 

Miss Clary, Mr. Beresford. 

Polonaise (Mignon). — Thomas. Miss Buckley. 

Fantasie (Faust). — Wieniawski. Mr. Rosenbecker. 

Quartette—" Oh My Love is Like a Red, Red 

Rose. — Garret. 

Miss Buckley, Miss Clary, Mr. Rieger, Mr. Beresford. 



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A large break has been made in 
the Board of Overseers by the death 
of the Hon. Austin Harris, who was born 
in East Machias, July 10, 1841, and died in 
the place of his birth, January 7, 1899. He was the 
son of Peter Talbot Harris and nephew of Rev. 
Samuel Harris, D.D., who was professor in the 
Bangor Theological Seminary, President of Bow- 
doin College, and professor in Tale College. He 
fitted for college at Washington Academy, East 
Machias, and was graduated at Amherst College in 
1863. After graduation he resided in East Machias 
for a few years. He then went into some lumbering 
operations in Canada. He returned to his native 
town and soon after married Miss Emily T., daughter 
of Col. William Pope of East Machias, December 
15, 1868. He was for many years a lumber manu- 
facturer, of the. firm of Pope, Harris & Co. His 
official positions were many : all that his town and 
county could give him. He was representative to 
the legislature 1869, 1891, 1893; State senator in 
1879 and ISgO; overseer of Bowdoin College, 1884; 
trustee of Machias Savings Bank ; trustee and 
treasurer of Washington Academy; treasurer and 
W. M. of Warren Lodge, F. and A. M., and a mem- 
ber of other Masonic bodies; treasurer of Washing- 
ton County ; director of Washington County Railroad 
Company; chairman of the board of selectmen, and 
chairman of the Republican town committee for sev- 
eral years. In politics he was a Republican; in 
religion a Congregationalist by inheritance and from 
choice. He was a Christian gentleman, modest and 
courteous. To his family his death, in the prime of 
life and vigor, seems an irreparable loss. To the 
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him for more than fifty years, boy and man, his 
death creates a loss hard to be made up. To the 
writer, who has enjoyed his friendship for many 
years, it seems a personal loss. 

'29.— Dr. William Wood died at his residence, 
on Free Street, Portland, January 22d, after a brief 
illness from troubles incidental to old age, the prin- 
cipal cause being inflammation of the kidneys. 

Dr. Wood was one of Portland's most prominent 
citizens, for years a leading physician and surgeon, 
and also especially noted for bis scientific attain- 
ments. 

Dr. Wood was born in Scarboro, October 2, 
1810, in the old King mansion, the home of Gov- 
ernor King. He, therefore, was in the 89th year of 
his age. His father, William Wood, was a mer- 
chant and moved to this city in 1812, when bis son 
was but two years old, so that he is almost a native 
of the city. He received his first instruction at the 
private school taught by the mother of John Neal, 
and in the public schools, and the old Portland 
Academy that stood on Congress Street, nearly 
opposite the First Parish Church. He entered 
Bowdoin College when a few months less than 
fifteen years of age, and graduated in the Class of 
'29. Among his classmates were Hon. Phineas 
Barnes, Rev. Dr. ElisbaL. Cleveland, Allen Haines, 
John Fairfield Hartley, Henry B. and Hon. James 
T. McCobb. He then studied medicine in the 
school at Brunswick and in 1833, at the age of 
twenty-three years, he secured his father's acqui- 
esence to his desire to complete his studies in 
Europe, which was a very unusual educational 
proceeding at that time. There were, of course, 
no steamships, and the voyage to France, in a sail- 
ing vessel, occupied twenty-four days. He remained 
in Paris as a medical student for two years and a 
half, becoming so familiar with the language that 
it was even easier for him to take notes of a lecture 
in French than in English. He sailed for home in 
the winter of 1836 and encountered such boisterous 
winds and waves that the voyage occupied seventy- 
two days, and the ship was given up for lost. He 
began to practice immediately after his return, and 
was a leading physician and surgeon until, in recent 
years, bis age forced him to discontinue his active 
work. He was made an overseer of Bowdoiu Col- 
lege and a member of the Faculty of the Medical 
School, a position he filled for many years. 

In the same year that he began his services to 
his fellow-citizens as a physician, he entered upon 
the other phases of his life-work. He was one of 
the founders and promoters of the Maine Institute 



of National Science that occupied rooms over the 
old school-house, on the corner of Free and Center 
streets, where the collections were kept and the 
meetings held. But in a few years the interest lan- 
guished and the property of the society was sold 
at auction. Dr. Wood bought the greater part of 
it, and in 1843 became one of the founders of the 
Natural History Society, to which he gave the 
above mentioned collections and his own very large 
and valuable collection of minerals, the accumula- 
tion of his efforts when a boy in Portland, a student 
in Bowdoiu, and in France, and an enthusiastic 
collector thereafter. 

Rooms '^ere occupied in the old Custom House, 
and when that was burned, in 1854, everything was 
lost. The society has never since acquired such 
valuable and extensive collections. The shells and 
minerals contributed by Dr. Wood and Dr. Mighels 
were especially valuable. 

Dr. Mighels came here from the country and 
received his first knowledge and enthusiasm from 
Dr. Wood. They two were the first to explore 
Casco Bay with dragnets in search of shells. That 
was in the forties. Previously only twelve or 
flfteeu different kinds of shells were known to exist 
in this vicinity. The two doctors increased that 
number to over two hundred. 

The old Portland Academy was next acquired 
by the society and suitably altered for their pur- 
pose. When that was burned in the great fire 
of '66, nearly all of the collections were again 
destroyed. This was discouraging indeed, but the 
society again emerged from the flames and now 
occupies its large and handsome building on Elm 
Street, which may justly be styled and will always 
be known as a monument to Dr. Wood's zealous 
activity and unfaltering enthusiasm. He was 
elected president in 1852, which position he held 
until his death, and was its guiding spirit and main 
support. It is, therefore, hardly necessary to affirm 
that the investigation of natural science, in its 
varied branches, was to Dr. Wood the chief employ- 
ment of his life, outside of bis profession, and the 
chief enjoyment outside of his family. 

With the exception of a trip to the West Indies, 
previous to 1850, he travelled comparatively little 
unless the short journeys in search of botanical and 
n:iueralogical specimens be regarded as such. In 
that case he travelled a great deal. For many 
years he was chiefly interested in botany, both 
cryptogamic and phenogamic, and his garden was 
always well stocked with a great variety of plants 
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He was au authority on the subject. lu his later 
years he coiiflued hiniself more closely to marine 
zoology aud all the lower classes of animal and 
vegetable life. This, of course, necessitated the 
constant use of the microscope. He purchased his 
first instrument iu New York on his return from 
the West Indies. It was a crude affair, costing 
only $15, but he used it even to the last, though he 
had nearly a dozen others, the latest and best of 
which cost him $600, and each of which had its 
own particular value in certain kinds of work. 

Dr. Wood's experience with the microscope aud 
consequent extensive knowledge of many of the 
sciences allied to medicine, was of the greatest 
advantage to him in his profession, not only by 
developing his powers of observation but in the 
practical work of investigating diseases and reme- 
dies. Probably no physician of this city or the 
State ever made such extensive and effective use of 
the microscope iu his practice. As a notable illus- 
tration of his capacity and inclination for acquiring 
knowledge, may be cited the singular facts in con- 
nection with his ability to read German quite 
readily. It was when he was about seventy years 
of age that he was confined to his bed for several 
mouths, and so, to pass away the time, engaged a 
teacher who came regularly aud instructed his 
aged pupil iu the mysteries of the guttural lan- 
guage. 

Dr. Wood was a most lovable man, of genial 
temper and manners, and always highly respected 
and esteemed. His wife died some years ago. His 
surviving children are : William R., the president 
of the Portland Electric Railroad Company, Mrs. 
Horace Anderson, aud Miss Alice Wood. 

'53. — December 31, 1898, marked the twenty- 
fifth anniversary of Bishop Johu F. Spauldiug's 
consecration to the Episcopate, and Sunday, Jan- 
uary 1st, was observed in all the churches of the 
diocese of Colorado as a day of Thanksgiving and 
commemoration, and of prayer for God's blessing 
upon the bishop and his diocese. 

'60. — Iu a late number of the New York World, 
the editor thus chats of Bowdoin's big man in the 
national House: 

Several centuries ago Solomon remarked that 
" there is a time to keep silence aud a time to 
speak." It was a philosophic observation, aud it 
applies to the present situation of affairs touching 
the treaty of peace with Spain. 

If that treaty is ratified without amendment this 
nation is committed to the acquisition of the sov- 
ereignty of the Philippines absolutely. The treaty 
does not provide, as in the case of Cuba, simply 



that Spain "relinquishes" her title to the Philip- 
pines, but that she "cedes" those islands to the 
United States. 

Unless some such declaration as was made by 
Congress in the case of Cuba shall be incorporated 
with the treaty, or adopted by Congress simultan- 
eously with the ratification thereof, the United 
States will acquire the absolute sovereignty of the 
Philippine Islands, not in trust for the people of 
those islands, but as a sovereign power, annexing 
them without their consent and assuming all the 
responsibilities and burdens of governing them as 
empires govern their dependencies. 

Thomas B. Reed, the Speaker of the House and 
the brainiest aud most forceful leader of his party, 
has up to this time made no public utterance on this 
most important questiou. But his convictions in 
regard to it are well known. It is to be said to his 
credit that he has not tried to conceal them. 

One of Speaker Reed's best epigrams, now enjoy- 
ing national circulation, shows that he is among 
those far-seeing statesmen who think it worth while 
to stop and count the cost of imperialism. He is 
freely quoted as saying: " We are buying 10,000,000 
Malays at $2 a head, unpicked, and nobody knows 
what it will cost to pick them." 

When he made that witty remark he showed his 
appreciation of the fact that to subdue the Filipi- 
nos and force upon them a government not of their 
own choosing must entail upon the American people 
au enormous increase of their burden of taxation, 
estimated by conservative experts at not less than 
$200,000,000 a year. 

The Speaker's friends report that he fully real- 
izes the gravity of the step which the country is 
asked to take by the ratification of the treaty as it 
stands. They quote him as declaring that it is a 
step which not only the American people now liv- 
ing will presently regret, but which their children 
and their children's children will lament. 

Holding these views, and perceiving that the 
nation is iu imminent danger of being carried over 
the Niagara of imperialism under the guidance of 
what he has happily termed "a syndicated adminis- 
tration," has not the time now come for the Speaker 
to speak? 

He is the honored and trusted leader of his party 
in the popular branch of Congress. If he should 
speak out as he feels the imperial madness could be 
checked. A resolution passed by the House of Rep- 
resentatives declaring against the anuexation of the 
Philippines would effectively check it. It would 
insure the amendment of the treaty or the adoption 
of a similar resolution in the Senate. 

Such a resolution can be passed if the Speaker 
says the word. Why not say it, Mr. Speaker? 

'92. — At " Woodlawn," the home of Major and 
Mrs. Raymond H. Perry, on Woodlawn Avenue, 
Bristol, R. I., Miss Frances Raymond Perry was 
united in marriage to Dr. Alfred Mitchell Merrimau 
also of Bristol. Rev. Dr. George L. Locke, I'ector 
of Saint Michael's Episcopal Church, Bristol, pro- 
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in the marriage ceremony by the two uncles of the 
bride, Rev. James D'W. Perry, D.D., of German- 
town, Pa., and Bev. Calbraith B. Peri-y, D.D., of 
Johnstown, N. T. The bride was attended by a 
little maid of honor, Florence Archer, and met the 
groom and clerg-ynian at the door between the 
library and parlor. The couple stood under a large 
floral star of 4)ink and white flowers while the cere- 
mony was being performed. The bride was given 
away by her father. At the ending of the ceremony 
there was a reception, beginning at 2 o'clock and 
ending at 4 o'clock. The bride was gowned in 
white satin with trimmings of pearl and old lace, 
the latter being an heirloom of the family. She 
wore a tulle veil caught with orange blossoms. The 
bride carried a large shower bouquet of lillies of 
the valley and white orchids. The bouquet of the 
bridesmaid was pink roses. The rooms were beau- 
tifully decorated by florist Gerard. The couple left 
Bristol on the 3.50 p.m. train for a wedding trip. 
Invitations were issued only to relatives and a few 
near friends. 

Among the guests present were the families of 
Rev. Dr. Perry of Germantown, Pa.; Rev. Dr. 
Perry of Johnstown, N. Y.; IMrs. Baker of New 
York, George King and IMiss King of Providence, 
Dr. and ly^rs. Keene of Cranston, Dr. and Mrs. 
Machan of Providence, Dr. Neylan, Dr. Williams, 
the Howes, the Myatts, the Nelsons, the Baches, 
Mrs. Chesebrough, Mr. Hodgkinson, the Pcr]-y fam- 
ilies, Mrs. Pratt, Mrs. French, Mr. and Mrs. Mudge, 
Miss F. G. D'Wolf, Miss Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis 
H. D'Wolf and Miss Sadie Peck of Bristol. Dr. 
and Mrs. Merriman will return in a few days and 
will reside on Hope Street, Bristol. 

M., u., '67.— Dr. David Dana Spear died at his 
home, 127 Congress Street, Portland, Saturday, Jan- 
uary 21st, after a long illness, aged 59 years. He 
was born at North Yarmouth, and was the only son 
of Williatu and Emily Bridge Sjjcar. He received 
his early education in the common schools of North 
Yarmouth and private schools of Cumberland Center. 
Later, he went to North Yarmouth Academy from 
which he graduated in 1860. He entered Waterville 
College, now- Colby, with the Class of 1864, but 
only remained a year; he then taught school for a 
period. He later studied at the Concord School of 
Theology for a year. He preached two years in the 
M. E. churches of Wells and Cape Elizabeth. In 
1864 he commenced the study of medicine. He 
spent two years at the Maine Medical School, and 
spent his third year in the Berkshire Medical Col- 
lege at Pittsfield, Mass. He commeuced practice 



at Kennebunk, and in 1873 removed to Freeport, 
where he resided until 1897. He received his med- 
ical degree in 1867, and the degree of A.M. from 
Colby University in 1886. In the winter of 1897 he 
went to Philadelphia, where he took a course to fit 
him as a specialist on the throat and eye. He located 
in this city in the spring of 1898, but was obliged 
to give up practice on account of illness last August. 
Dr. Spear was also well known as one of Maine's 
poets. He contributed to the New York publica- 
tion, "Guide to Beauty of Holiness," and also to 
the Christian Mirror and Zion's Herald. Several 
of his poems have also been included in volumes of 
verse entitled "Poets of Maine" and "Poets of 
America." Dr. Spear leaves, besides a widow, a 
son who is a graduate of Bowdoin, and teaching in 
Bethel at present, and three daughters, one of 
whom, Carrie M., is a teacher in the High School. 

'72.— George M. Whitaker, of the New England 
Farmer, was appointed, by Governor Wolcott, to 
represent the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture 
at the Food Congress in Washington. 

H. '72.— Rev. Dr. Samuel F. Dike, one of Bath's 
highly esteemed citizens, passed away Sunday, Jan- 
uary 8th, after a brief illness, at the home of Hon. 
John H. Kimball on High Street. Dr. Samuel Fuller 
Dike was born at North Bridgewater, Mass., March 
17, 1815. He graduated from Brown University in 
1838 and, having become an earnest disciple of 
Swedenborg soon after leaving college, be went to 
Boston to study theology with Dr. Worcester by 
whom he was ordained in Philadelphia, June 7, 
1840. He subsequently married MLss Worcester, 
the daughter of Dr. Worcester. In 1840, at the 
age of twenty-five years, Dr. Dike became the first 
pastor of the New Church society, then but recently 
formed in Bath. In June, 1890, having served his 
church faithfully and continuously for fifty years, 
Dr. Dike withdrew from the pastorate. Imme- 
diately following his resignation he made a tour of 
the vrorld, taking one year for his trip. 

In 1841 the graded system of schools was intro- 
duced in Bath, and Dr. Dike was chosen the first 
superintendent, a position he held uninterruptedly 
for twenty years. 

For about twelve years he was one of the trustees 
of the Maine State College, had been vice-president 
of the Maine Historical Society, and for many years 
one of the examining committee at Bowdoin Col- 
lege. For over twenty years he has held the pro- 
fessorship of church history in General Cony's 
Theological School in Cambridge of the Church of 
the New Jerusalem. In 1872 he received the degree 



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of D.D. from Bowdoiu Colleg-e. In 1880 Dr. Dike 
weut on a trip through A.sia Mhior, proceeding as 
far East as Damascus, for the purpose of fitting 
himself thoroughly for the professorship of biblical 
and ecclesiastical history. He was appointed a 
member of the Peace Congress, held in London in 
July, 1890,' but was unable to attend. Dr. Dike 
leaves six children, Mrs. John H. Kimball, Mrs. A. 
E. Hooper of Newtonville, Mass., Mrs. E. H. Kim- 
ball, Dr. John Dike of Melrose, Mass., Mrs. George 
H. Dole and Dr. Thomas W. Dike of Boston. 

'92. — Dr. Clinton Stacy passed away at his home 
in Gorham, last week. He had the grippe; was 
quite ill, but calls were so urgent that he went day 
and night until pneumonia set in which was fol- 
lowed by meningitis. Dr. Stacy was 29 years of 
age, was a young man who had made hosts of 
friends and whose future was most prominent. He 
had been practicing at Gorham for about a year. 
Dr. Stacy was a graduate of Bowdoin College and 
of the Maine Medical School, and immediately pre- 
vious to his settlement in Gorbam he had been one 
of the house physicians at the Maine General Hos- 
pital. He was very popular among his fellow- 
students at Bowdoin, and his popularity in the out- 
side world has been no less. His sunny disposition, 
his keen sense of loyalty, and his rare good judg- 
ment, made him, always and everywhere, a friend 
worth having. Last summer, a brother, Luciau 
Stacy, who was a lieutenant in the regular army, 
was taken seriously ill and brought home to his 
brother's residence in Gorham. There all medical 
skill could do was brought to save his life, but it 
proved to bo unavailing. The death of Dr. Stacy 
casts a deep gloom over the people of Gorham. 

'92.— E. B. Young, M.D., is one of the assistants 
in anatomy in Harvard Medical School. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Geoege Samuel Bean. 

August 22, 1872— January 1, 1899. 

The purpose of God's acts is wisely concealed 

from human minds and we can only bow before his 

infinite will. 

In the death of George Samuel Bean the Class 
of 1897 has suffered a loss too great to be measured 
and his presence will be sadly missed from its 
ranks. The lesson of his life, however, will remain 
always, and to those who knew him will be an 



incentive to honorable endeavor and high achieve- 
ment. 

We mourn deeply with those nearer by ties of 
blood and we carry in our hearts untold sympathy. 
Our records will always read, "Life complete, its 
high purpose fulfilled." 

For the Class, 

Robert S. Hagae, Secretary. 



Whereas, our Heavenly Father has in his infi- 
nite wisdom removed from us our beloved classmate 
Clinton Stacy; 

Resolved, That we, the Class of '92, deeply 
mourning him whom we truly loved for his emi- 
nent virtues and genial good-fellowship, offer this 
tribute to his generous and noble manhood which 
helped us while he was with us and now remains as 
a priceless memory. 

Besolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
published in the Bowdoin Orient, entered on the 
class records, and forwarded to his bereaved widow 
and parents. 

For the Class, 

F. V. GuMMBE, Secretary. 




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No. 14. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Rot L. Marston, '99, Editor-in-Chief. 

Byron S. Philoon, '99, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

Frank L. Dutton, '99, Business Manager. 

Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 

Drew B. Hall. '99. Percy A. Babe, 1900. 

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tion to tlie Business Manager. 

liemittances should be made to the Business Manager. Com- 
munications in i-egard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chict. 

Students, Professors, and Alumni are invited to contribute 
literary articles, personals, and items. Contributions must be 
accompanied by writer's name, as well as the signature which 
he wishes to have appended. 

Personal and news items may be mailed to Box 1071, Bruns- 
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Entered at the Post-Office at Brmiswlck as Second-Class Mail Matter. 
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Vol. XXVIII., No. 14.— February 15, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 203 

Boston Alumni Dinner 205 

CoLLEGii Tabula 207 

Y. M. C. A 209 

Personal 210 

College World 213 




that President Hyde 
had been called to Amherst caused consid- 
erable remark among the students here. 
While no one presumed to prescribe the 
course for our President, there were many 
expressions of hope that he would remain 
at Bowdoin, where he had done so much 
toward the upbuilding of the college and the 
enhancing of his own brilliant reputation. 
We would not wish him to put aside a call 
to an eminently higher position, for all hope 
to see his career culminate in the highest 
academic honors. Not evident, however, 
are the advantages of giving up a position 
in which he has won for himself a reputation, 
and in which he has been a most powerful 
instrument for good, and secured the affec- 
tion and profound respect of students, alumni, 
and friends of the college everywhere. Rea- 
sons supporting such a change were especially 
hard to find when consideration was taken of 
the fact that not only new and strange rela- 
tions would have to be assumed, but the 
future President of Amherst would not find 
a united and harmonious Faculty to super- 
intend. The change could in no wise be 
considered a promotion; no Bowdoin man 
would listen to such an insinuation. 

At the mere possibility of losing Presi- 
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of the students for him found voice. All 
are very glad that it has proved to be a 
rumor, and that we are to retain this best of 
Bovsrdoin's Presidents. 



TT7HE Orient in apologizing for its tardy 
"^ appearance this week feels that it has a 
legitimate excuse. The recent blizzard that 
so effectively blocked traffic made no excep- 
tion in dealing with the Lewiston-Brunswick 
branch, and the exchange of copy and man- 
uscript between the printer and editor has 
been slow and uncertain. 



TITHE Class of 'Ninety-Nine is to be con- 
-*■ gratulated upon the fairness with which 
its Senior elections were held. The class 
has, from the first, shown itself the enemy 
of "combines" — the one curse upon the 
existence within a college of rival fraterni- 
ties — and the last officers of '99's under- 
graduate days have been chosen in the same 
spirit of fairness to all. We congratulate 
the Seniors on the noble example they have 
set the other classes, and exhort Juniors, 
Sophomores, and Freshmen to do themselves 
a like credit. 



TT7HE recent decision of the Faculty that 
"*■ hereafter an essay written in competi- 
tion for a particular prize can be presented 
for that prize alone is a step in the right 
direction. It will thus be impossible for a 
man to win more than one reward for a 
single composition of unusual excellence, 
whereas, heretofore, it would have been 
allowable for such a part to reap a rich har- 
vest of premiums. 

We trust, too, that this new regulation 
will help to do away with the all-too-preva- 
lent tendency at Bowdoin to do the least 
possible amount of literary work. It is no 
new thing for the editorial column to strive 
to arouse the student body to a sense of 



duty in this direction; butthe ever-increasing 
interest in athletics does much to exclude 
literary enthusiasm. Bowdoin does not stand 
alone in this situa.tion, for athletic progress 
is greatly fostered at every college; but 
inasmuch as it is to those sons of Alma Mater 
who have become famed in the literary 
world, that we point with the greatest pride, 
it seems altogether fitting that while we 
may, we undergraduates should train our- 
selves to follow in their footsteps through 
the years to come. 



NOTHING bespeaks the friendly relations 
of Faculty to students more plainly 
than the organization of various "clubs," 
for the informal study of subjects akin 
to certain of the regular college courses. 
The Deutscher Verein — a phase of Senior 
work in German — was the pioneer in this 
movement. It is, and has been, merely a 
local affair, although similar societies exist 
at several leading colleges. Just now, how- 
ever, there is talk of making the Deutscher 
Verein an intercollegiate association, after 
the style of the student fraternities in Ger- 
many. Should such a7i organization be 
attempted, it would be greatly to Bowdoin's 
credit to become interested in the work 
early and actively. 

The other clubs, solely local affairs, that 
are pursuing pleasant and profitable courses, 
are the Politics Club, which is taking up 
English politics in the East, with Professor 
Emery; the History Club, studying the 
governments of different nations, under the 
direction of Professor MacDonald; there is 
also a History Club among the Juniors; 
the Philosophy Club — the latest one — that 
is studying the philosophical doctrines of 
recent and contemporary authors, with Pres- 
ident Hyde; and the Classical Club, discuss- 
ing classical and philological questions, under 
the guidance of Instructor Smith. 



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yiFHE first of the series of lectures, arranged 
-*■ b^r the Facultj^, was delivered in Memo- 
rial, Thursday evening, the 9th. The stu- 
dents turned out in goodly numbers and 
fully appreciated the able and thoroughly 
interesting discourse of Mr. Stanwood. The 
list of lectures to follow is given below, 
and ihe Orient again affirms that Bowdoin 
is to be treated to a course second to none 
in Maine circles. Turn out, fellows, and 
show your appreciation of the progressive 
and pleasing action of our Faculty. On 
February 9t]i, Mr. Edward Stanwood, upon 
"Four Men who Missed Being President;" 
February 14th, Professor John S. Sewall of 
Bangor Theological Seminary, on "The 
Adventures of the Japanese Expedition ; " 
February 23d, Rev. John A.- Bellows of 
Bellows School, Boston, on "A Period in 
English Literature;" March 2d, Mr. Charle- 
ton of New York City, editor of Harper's 
Classical Dictionary, will speak for the anti- 
expansionists. In addition, De Alva Stan- 
wood Alexander, '70, Congressman from New 
York, will speak in April upon a latter-day 
phase of politics. Professor Cliapman of 
the Bowdoin Faculty, will speak upon a 
literary subject. Professor Charles Cliiford 
Hutchins, A.M., will lecture upon a matter 
of scientific interest. Professor William 
MacDonald, Ph.D., and Professor Henry 
Crosby Emery, Ph.D., will discuss Imperial- 
ism, the latter supporting and the former 
opposing this policy. 



Boston Alumni Dinner. 

TT was Bowdoin uight at the annual meet- 
•*• ing of the Bowdoin Alumni of Boston, for 
they were all Bowdoin boys who gathered at 
the Copley Square Hotel, Wednesday even- 
ing, February 8th, and sat about the tables 
and mixed up the classes in their interest in 
their Alma Mater, and still better, for the 
occasion was graced by speakers who are 



graduates of the college and workers there, 
and for it, and they took great delight in 
recalling tlie days there and considering the 
prosperity the institution is now enjoying. 

The usual business meeting occupied a 
few minutes before the banquet was dis- 
cussed, a nominating committee including 
Messrs. Hill, '62; Whitaker, '72; Robinson, 
'76; Goding, '91; Libby, '85, presented the 
following list of officers who were unani- 
mously elected: President, O. C. Stevens, 
'76; Vice-President, Prof. A. E. Burton, '78; 
Secretary, William G. Reed, '82; Assistant 
Secretary, A. L. Lambert, '79; Executive 
Committee, T. J. Emery, '68; D. O. S. 
Lowell, '74; W. A. Robinson, '76; W. W. 
Towle, '81; C. F. Moulton, '87; E- N. God- 
ing, '91; H. S. Chapman, '91. 

The change in the college seal caused 
some discussion, and a committee to consider 
the advisabilit}' of returning to the original 
design was chosen, consisting of T. J. Emery, 
Myles Standish, E. B. Young. 

At the head of the tables, with President 
O. C. Stevens, sat Judge Bell, Frank A. Hill 
of the State Board of Education, Rev. C. C. 
Everett, D.D., President Hyde of the col- 
lege, James McKeeu, Esq., Prof. Chapman, 
Prof. Jotham Sewall, Judge D. C. Liuscott 
and George O. Robinson. The diviue bless- 
ing was asked by Rev. C. C. Everett, D.D. 

President O. C. Stevens, as soon as the 
chairs were turned round, rose at the head 
of the table and welcomed the Bowdoin boys 
to this reunion. He referred to the events 
of the year which has intervened since the 
last time they met, which provoked frequent 
applause. He said it was pleasant to turn 
from thoughts of national expansion to the 
Bowdoin campus, and think of the prospects 
of the growth of the college. He referred 
in a humorous way to the simple conditions 
he knew when he became a student there, 
when religion made but slow progress with- 
out the handmaidens science and art. He 



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then introduced to respond to the toast 
"Bowdoin College," the "Palinurus" of the 
Bowdoin craft, President William DeW. 
Hyde. 

President Hyde said, in introduction, that 
he had just attended an important church 
council, presided over by Rev. Egbert 
Smyth, a Bowdoin graduate, at which the 
candidate was one who had studied at Bow- 
doin, and was unanimously accepted on 
views which Professor Smyth had champi- 
oned for twenty years. 

Touching the much discussed question 
of a college seal, he promised that a vote of 
the alumni should be taken before next Com- 
mencement. 

Turning to college questions. President 
Hyde spoke of tlie financial problems which 
confi'ont the college, and showed by a com- 
parison of figures how much Bowdoin was 
doing with what it had. The condition of 
the college was most satisfactory, and every- 
thing was comfortable and attractive. The 
courses of study have been transferred to an 
elective basis, allowing a more thorough 
study of topics hitherto crowded into a short 
period of the course. Of the moral tone and 
sentiment President Hyde spoke in glowing 
terms, considering it to be the best it ever 
had been or ever had been expected to be. 
It is the aim to anticipate the condition of a 
student rather than to exact discipline. To 
develop a better intellectual social condition 
there are a number of clubs of various sorts 
which are expected to be very beneficial. 
" We are trying to get nearer to the stu- 
dents," said he, "and the college brings you 
its most hearty greetings." 

"Our Nestor; the clear-speaking orator. 
Prof. Jotham Sewall," was the way President 
Stevens introduced the next speaker, who 
dealt with "Boston and Bowdoin College." 
" Boston, the mother," as he called it, and he 
told of the early days when Boston gave the 
territorial endowment which put the college 



on its feet; Boston, too, organized the first 
Alumni Association thirty years ago. For 
these reasons Boston ought to be the feeder 
to Bowdoin, and he alwaj^s was pleased when 
a Boston boy went there. He spoke of the 
men prominent in Boston who are of Bow- 
doin, in glowing terms. 

Mr. James McKeen of Brooklyn, the 
President of the General Association of 
Bowdoin Alumni, the next speaker, spoke 
wittily and feelingly of the college. "Re- 
gardless of the political differences we may 
have," said he, "in regard to Bowdoin Col- 
lege we are all expansionists." He called up 
the names of those who are holding up the 
college before the world, and spoke appreci- 
atively of the Faculty in their endeavors. 

"The discoverer of the spring of peren- 
nial youth" was the introduction given for 
Prof. Henry L. Chapman, who was received 
with prolonged applause. He facetiously 
recognized the pleasant introduction, and 
then went rambling back into the old Satur- 
nian days when he and the Class of '76 were 
in the Freshman recitation room together. 

Then he spoke in pleasant words of the 
condition of the -college, substantiating the 
statements of President Hyde. He illus- 
trated his point with clever word pictures, 
and then referred to the effort being made 
in Washington to erect there a statue to 
Longfellow, the beloved poet of the world, 
in whom all rejoice. 

The Bowdoin Club of Boston, which 
meets monthly, was represented by Mr. E. 
P. Payson, '69, who told of the pleasant 
hours spent at the dinners of that organiza- 
tion and invited all those present to become 
members. 

Those present were: 

James McKeen, '64, President General Associa- 
tion of Bowdoin Alumni; President W. D. Hyde; 
Prof. H. L. Chapman, '66; J. B. Sewall, '48; Geo. 
0. Robinson, '49; C. C. Everett, '50; D. C. Linscott, 
'54; Edward Stanwood, '61; F. A. Hill, '62; S. B. 



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Carter, '66; Thomas J. Emery, '68; E. P. Pay sou, 
'69; John C. Coombs, '69; John F. Eliot, '73; 
W. M. Payson, '74; D. A. Sargent, '75; A. S. Whit- 
more, '75; W. A. Robinson, '76; Oliver C. Stevens, 
'76; Arthur F. Parker, '70; A. E. Burton, '78; 
John E. Chapman, '77; A. L. Lambert, '79; Edwin 
C. Burbank, '80; E. 0. Achorn, '81; W. W. Towle, 
'81; W. G. Reed, '82; Joseph Torrey, Jr., '84; John 
P. Libby, '85; Boyd Bartlett, '85; Elmer E. Ride- 
out, '86; George G. lugalls, '88; George B. Sears, 
'90; Henry S. Chapman, '91 ; Albert M. Jones, '93; 
H. Gilpatric, '96; E. Stanwood, Jr., '98; Edward 
N. Godiug, '91 ; Ernest B. Torry, '92; Myles Stand- 
ish, '75; C. H. Ward well, '85; Francis S. Dane, '96. 

Expressions of regret at absence were 
received from Senator Hale, Speaker Reed, 
Chief Justice Fuller, Senator Frye, Judge 
Putnam, Prof. G. L. Goodale, ex-Senatoi- 
James W. Bradbury, and A. F. Libby, Esq., 
of the New York Alumni Association. 




The Senior Class held ibeir 
election in Memoi'ial, Wednes- 
day afternoon, February 8th. The 
following oflicers were elected : Presi- 
dent, Neagle; Vice-President, Had- 
lock; Secretary and Treasurer, Hall; 
Marshal, W. T. Libby; Orator, Jennings; Poet, 
Nasou ; Chaplain, Woodbury; Opening Address, 
Lavertu; Closing Address, Marsh; Histoi'ian, Dana; 
Prophet, R. L. Marston; Odist, L. P. Libby; Toast- 
master, Greenlaw; Committee of Arrangements, 
Thompson, Briggs, and White. 

Phillips, '99, is sick at home in Brewer. 
Dana, '98, was on the campus last week. 
Hockey has been in great vogue so far this 
winter. 

Jordan, 1900, has returned from a visit in 
Boston. 

The Freshmen held an election recently, at 
which Couseus was elected vice-president, Gibson 
squad leader, and Kelley juryman. 



Thfe Psi U's had a supper at Cahill's new inn 
recently. 

Elections for floor captains and squad leaders 
are in order. 

Penuell and Hunt, '98, have been recent visitors 
to the campus. 

The '68 parts are all written, and the speakers 
are working bard. 

Professor Chapman was absent from college 
nearly all of last week. 

Preparations are under way for the annual 
indoor meet in the Town Hall. 

The Columbia Theatre of Bath is well patron- 
ized by Bowdoin men nowadays. 

A new art series has been received lately and is 
on exhibition at the Art Building. 

Foster, '01, and Appleton, '02, have been in 
college off and on this term. They have been visit- 
ing friends in Portland and Boston. 

In a recent number of the Nation was a corarau- 
uication from Professor MacDooald dealing with 
the constitutional aspects of imperialism. 

Professor Woodruff is delivering a series of 
Wednesday afternoon lectures in Memorial on the 
subject of the life and travels of Paul the Apostle. 

Many of the students attended the hop given by 
the Twentieth Century Club of Lewiston, Tuesday, 
February 7th. They all report a most enjoyable 
time. 

The Katberine Rober theatre company drew 
many of the fellows to Bath last week. Polo is on 
the wane there, as it is throughout the Maine 
league. 

A copy of Wyckoff's "The Workers — The 
West" has lately been added to the library. Craw- 
ford's "Ave Roma Immortalis" continues to be in 
demand. 

The Junior Class have been having their pictures 
taken at Webber's, for the 1900 Bugle. Each 
picture will appear separately instead of a group 
picture, as has formerly been the custom. 

The Glee, Mandolin and Guitar Clubs are now 
resting. They have been busy for the last two 
weeks. Augusta twice, and Togus, with numerous 
side trips, have kept the clubs from being idle. 

The total number of books taken from the col- 
lege library during the month of January was 945, 
as against 1,105 last year. The average daily cir- 
culation was 37; the highest number was 103, Jan- 
uary 12cb, and the lowest 6 on January 20th. 



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Local history seems to be having a boom at the 
library. 

Martelle, '01, has been out sick. 

Corliss, '01, has returned to college. 

The date of the Athletic Exhibition is said to be 
March 17th. 

Professor MacDonald did not hold recitations on 
February 1 0th and llth. 

The college has a tracli team in training from 
which much is expected. 

The Deutscher Verein had its picture talsen at 
Webber's last Wednesday. 

F. H. Cowan, '01, is teacliing in one of the 
Brunswick grammar schools. 

Tlie Politics Club met on February 13th with 
Professor Emery, despite the storm. 

The Classical Club met at L. P. Libby's on Feb- 
ruary 13th. Papers were read on Schliemann's 
excavations at Troy and Magcense. 

The Bowdoin Medical School is having a large 
attendance, and the term is one of the most pros- 
perous the institution has ever enjoyed. 

The report is that, beside building the new 
station here the coming spring, other improvements 
are to be made which will please the people of 
Brunswick. 

Dr. W. V. Richards is to have charge of the 
track team from April 17Lli to May 17th. The 
doctor is very popular here, and as he is an excel- 
lent track coach, his return will be warmly wel- 
comed. 

The relay team that is to take part in the 
B. A. A. games on Saturday, the 18th, consists of 
Kendall, M., Snow, '01, Edwards, 1900, and Fur- 
bish, '02. Captain Godfrey and Manager Chapman 
are to accompany the team. 

The Boston Herald used our President as a 
subject for one of its daily puns. The quip ran 
somewhat as follows: "So the President of Bow- 
doin will not go to Amherst yet, after all. It seems 
to be a case of Hi/de and seek." 

• The various classes have elected the following 
men for the Athletic Exhibition : '99, Leader, Mars- 
ton; Captain, Godfrey. 1900, Leader, Sparks; 
Captain, Merrill. '01, Leader, Hill ; Captain, Lafer- 
riere. '02, Leader, Gibson ; Captain, Hunt. 



Berry, '01, has been out sick. 

The Lewiston, Bath & Brunswick Electric 
Railroad Company has purchased the old boat-house 
that belonged to the college boatuig association. 
The house is to be moved to Merrymeeting Park, 
where it is to be used for some sort of a club-house. 

The storm of February I3th visited the campus 
in all its fury. Those who were fortunate enough 
to be able to have their supper in their own rooms 
did not envy their less lucky brethren who had to 
face the driving snow. The storm, however, did 
little damage. 

President Hyde is at Harvard for two weeks, 
acting as University Preacher. He is one of the 
most popular of all the preachers who serve there. 
Much of his popularity is due, no doubt, to the 
vigorous sincerity and thorough practicalness of all 
that ho says. 

Among the speakers at the Thursday night 
lectures will be Congressman Alexander of New 
York, Professor Sewall of the Bangor Theolog- 
ical Seminary, Professors Hutchins, Emery, and 
MacDonald. We anticipate a pleasant and inter- 
esting course. 

At last a much-needed reform has been attended 
to, in the installation of permanent electric lighting 
arrangements in Memorial Hall. Formerly you 
could hear and perhaps feel what was going on at 
a concert or entertainment in the hall, but now it is 
possible to see also. 

The Junior Class has elected the following 
officers for Ivy Day: President, Burnell; Vice- 
President, Wood; Secretary and Treasurer, Beane; 
Orator, Ward; Poet, Lee; Marshal, Leveusaler; 
Odist, Webber; Chaplain, Bragdon; Curator, 
Rowell ; Committee, Spear, Gould, and Edwards. 

Early last week an unfortunate rumor gained 
circulation that President Hyde had been called to 
the presidency of Amherst. Nothing could be 
learned in regard to the matter for a day or two, 
when the rumor was ofiicially denied. It is needless 
to say that we are only too pleased that the rumor 
should have proved false. 

The Bowdoin ball team has begun work in the 
gymnasium. The prospect is the college will have 
an excellent nine to represent it on the ball field. 
Later in the season a coach for the men will be 
engaged for a few weeks. Among the games which 
the Bowdoin team will play will be one with 
Harvard, which will be played early in the season. 



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People here hope the Legislature will pass a law 
regulating the rate at which electric cars shall be 
run through the streets. As it is at present, the 
high rate of speed endangers the lives of those who 
are obliged to travel in the streets. The citizeus of 
this place have no enmity toward the electric 
railway people, and recognize the advantages the 
road gives the town, but it is believed that a lower 
rate of speed in the streets would not only be for 
the advantage of the people, but for the road 
as well. 

There has been on exhibition at the Walker 
Art Building a series of about a hundred and fifty 
photographs of Venice. They were loaned for 
exhibition by the Library Art Club of New York. 
They were on exhibition until February 20th and 
were exceedingly comprehensive and interesting. 
One could read in the crumbling walls the story of 
the former supremacy and fall of that great com- 
mercial city. In addition to the photographs were 
many colored illustrations of the details of St. 
Mark's, Venice, recently given the art collection by 
Mr. Dana Estes of Boston. 

A good-sized crowd turned out Thursday even- 
ing, February 9th, to hear Mr. Edward Stanwood, 
'61, of Boston, lecture on " Four Men who Missed 
the Presidency." Mr. Stanwood is always popular 
as a speaker here, and his lecture was particularly 
well delivered and showed a thoi-ough acquaintance 
with the subject. The men treated of were Aaron 
Burr, Henry Clay, Samuel J. Tilden, and James G-. 
Blaine. Mr. Stanwood dwelt more fully on the first 
three as being more nearly ancient history, and in 
the case of each, gave a short sketch of his previous 
life and the circumstances which prevented his 
election to the presidency. These Thursday even- 
ing lectures will continue during the rest of this 
term and two or three will be held next term. The 
next lecture of the course will be February 23d, 
when Prof. John S. Sewall of Bangor will lecture on 
"Romance and Realism in Modern Fiction." Among 
other speakers to be heard later in the course will 
be Hon. DeA. S. Alexander, 70, Congressman from 
the Buffalo, N. Y., district. 

Intercollegiate Gymnastic Meet. 

The date of the Intercollegiate Gymnastic Con- 
test, to be held under the auspices of the New York 
University, in their Gymnasium at University 
Heights, New York City, has been set for Friday 
evening, March 24th. 

Cup for first, second, and third places, will be 
given in the following events: Rings, Horizontal 



Bar, Tumbling, Parallel Bars, Club Swinging, and 
Horse. A cup will also be presented to the con- 
testant making the greatest number of points in 
the all-round competition, he to be known as the 
Champion All-Round College Gymnast. This meet 
will be the first of its kind ever attempted, and the 
promoters are making great efforts to make it a 
great success. Already eighteen of the leading 
colleges and universities have given assurances to 
F. H. Cann, Physical Director, that they will have 
their best men entered. A dance in honor of the 
visiting men will be given after the contest. 



Di-. Seaver, the Physical Director at Yale, has 
compiled a table showing the measurements and 
age of the Yale Freshman Class, in comparison with 
those of the university as a whole. 





Freshman Class. 


University 


Age, 


19 yrs. 1 mo. 


19 yrs. 7 mo 


Weight, 


134.6 lbs. 


139 lbs. 


Height, 


5 It. 8 1-2 in. 


S ft. 7 4-5 in 


Chest, 


30.2 in. 


33.9 in. 


Lung capacity, 


265 ou. in. 


253 cu. in. 



This remarkable physical development of the 
incoming class is best accounted for by the fact 
that 67 per cent, of the class engaged in athletic 
sports previous to entering Yale. 



January 22d, the Rev. Mr. Porter of Boston took 
charge of the service. Instead of a formal address 
he gave the members present much sound advice — 
advice which it is to be hoped all who heard will 
remember and follow. 

On the Day of Prayer for Colleges, the Associa- 
tion had the pleasure of listening to Mr. Gilpatric, 
'96. Mr. Gilpatric is a student at Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary, and came here to meet our 
students who are intending to enter the ministry, 
with a view of interesting them in Andover. At 
the evening meeting he outlined the work done at 
Andover and its exceptional advantages. 

So many men were away on the 29th, attending 
the Y. M. C. A. Convention at Portland, that the 
afternoon service for that day was omitted. 

The meeting of February 2d was a scripture 
service. Those present gave the passages from the 



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Bible that bave belped tbem most, and told wby. 
McCormick, 1900, was tbe leader. 

Professor Mitcbell was tbe speaker for Sunday, 
February 5tb. He spoke at length on what our 
lives should be and what we should make tbem. 
His talk was absorbingly interesting, and his earn- 
est plea for manhood's best, met an enthusiastic 
reception by all present. Unfortunately, lack of 
space forbids our giving a coherent idea of what 
he said, but we could wish that all in college 
had heard his message. 

Beadle, 1900, led the meeting on Thursday, 
February 9th. The subject was " Being, compared 
with doing, good," and the references given were 
I Cor. iii, 10-15; Gal. ii, 1.5-16; James ii, 14-18. 

On Sunday, February 12th, Professor Robinson 
addressed the Association. He took as a text tbe 
passage in II Kings that begins, " Thus shall 
ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying. Let 
not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, 
saying Jerusalem shall not be delivered into tbe 
hand of tbe king of Assyria." His theme was tlie 
littleness of man when no standard of greatness 
is struggled for. He showed how little was the false 
greatness of the king of Assyria, compared with the 
eternal greatuess of Isaiah. The lesson he drew 
was that we cannot become truly great and make a 
lasting mark upon the vTorld unless we aim at 
greatness that is eternal as was Isaiah's, and not 
temporal as was tbe king of Assyria's. He closed 
his remarks by repeating that grand last verse of 
Holmes's "Chambered Nautilus," which we can not 
do better than print here : 
" Build thee more stately maiisious, O my soul, 
As the swift seasons roll! 
Leave thy low-vaulted past! 

Let eacli new temple, nobler than the last, 

Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, 
Till thou at length art free, 

Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea! " 




Princeton will meet Harvard in their fifth 
annual debate on April 4tb, at Princeton. 

Johns Hopkins University has recently estab- 
lished a new system of instruction in forensics, 
under the direction of Professor Guy Carleton Lee. 
The Senior Class is organized as the Senate and 
the Junior Class as the House of Representatives. 

A Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa has been estab- 
lished at Princeton, containing besides several 
members of the Faculty, members from the three 
last classes graduated from the university. The 
chapter will be known as the Beta of New Jersey. 



'39.— Rev. Chas. F. Allen, 
'D.D.J for many years a lead- 
ing citizen of Maine, and one of the 
' most distinguished clergymen of the 
Methodist Episcopal church of Maine, died 
in Portland Thursday morning, February 
9th, after a long sickness. For almost two years he 
was confined to his house, a hard thing for so 
active a man to bear. 

Dr. Allen was born in Norridgewock, January 
28, 1816. He was a son of Hon. William Allen, for 
many years prominent in public life in this state. 
He graduated from Bowdoiu College, Class of '39, 
taking very high rank in his class. He was even 
then looking forward to the work of the Christian 
ministry, but for a time was diverted from it. 

During his college course he had taught school, 
and there was an opening for him when he grad- 
uated at the seminary at Kent's Hill, that Metho- 
dist school of the prophets. It is an interesting 
fact that while he was at Kent's Hill he boarded 
with Rev. Dr. Daniel B. Randall, then the pastor of 
the Methodist church there, and who survives him. 
Even then Dr. Randall was a well known man and 
must bave been of great use to tbe young teacher 
who was looking forward to the ministry as a life 
work. 

He then took charge of the St. Albans Academy, 
but remained there only a year. His call to preach 
the gospel was too manifest to be resisted, and from 
1842 to 1871 he was one of the busy, working min- 
isters of his church in Maine. From the first he 
took a high rank among his brethen. Tbe church 
grew rapidly in this state, and it is not too much to 
say that he contributed largely to that success. 

He was no time-server. He advocated unpop- 
ular causes. He was- an active anti-slavery man, 
and a pronounced champion of the temperance 
cause. As was said of him a few years ago when 
he came back to Portland, "Dr. Allen gave himself 
to every cause he advocated." But he was pre- 
eminently a preacher of the gospel. That was his 
life work, and to it he devoted himself with a devo- 
tion at once absolute and conquering. He could 
not be other than tbe leader he was, because his 
was an earnestness that all men saw and all men 



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211 



believed in. He was devoted to his church, and 
gloried iu the success of the Methodist Episcopal 
movement all over the world. As a preacher he 
was strong and convincing, and when aroused was 
eloquent and impressive. His success as a Christian 
minister was very great. Young men liked and 
admired him, and he had great influence with 
them. 

He held eighteen appointments between the 
years 1842 and 1871. He began at Kent's Hill, his 
first regular appoiutmeut, but he later filled the 
best appointments in the gift of the church in the 
state. He was a growing man, and one his brethren 
delighted to honor. He filled with great accept- 
ance the high ofHce of a presiding elder. He was 
for seven years the secretary of his conference, a 
position of great importance. He was twice selected 
a delegate to the general conference of bis church, 
and as a member of that high governing body, 
composed of the leading men of the church from 
all sections of the country, he took a good rank. 
He was one of a committee selected to revise the 
hymn book, a duty of much importance, since from 
the time of John Wesley the Methodists have fully 
appreciated the power of sacred song. 

In 1871, somewhat to the surprise of the earnest 
pastor and preacher, he was called to the presi- 
dency of the Maine State Agricultural College at 
Orono. It was largely an experiment, and it was 
felt to be of the highest importance that the first 
president should be at once a man of high character, 
of executive ability, and of sound judgment. 

The fact was recalled recently that the trustees 
who called him to fill this important position rep- 
resented a wide diversity of Christian belief. One 
was a Catholic, another a Quaker, two apparently 
without any expressed religious convictions, one a 
member of the New Church, one a Baptist and two 
Congregationalists, and yet they chose a Methodist 
minister who had not been a candidate for the olfloe, 
and who hesitated long before accepting the trust. 
And when he yielded it; was because he was con- 
vinced that the call to the presidency of the new 
college to be attended by so many of the young 
men of the state, was just as clearly from God as 
his call to the ministry had been, and he went to 
his work, as he said long after, "as to a new 
ordination." 

Perhaps no head of any educational institution 
felt more unmistakably the importance of bis high 
office, and certainly no man ever labored more con- 
stantly or more faithfully than be, and it is a 
pleasure to recall the fact that he labored with 



great success. At Orono, as through all the years 
of his ministry, he won the regard and confidence 
of young men, and his memory will long be cher- 
ished by many a man who, as a student, felt the 
moulding influence of the wise and patient presi- 
dent of the college. He worked under many difficul- 
ties. He had almost to blaze his way as did the 
early settlers of this state. Maine had not come 
then to believe as thoroughly as she does to-day in 
that institution. A man of less ability, of less force 
of character, of less signal devotion to duty would 
have failed, but President Allen succeeded, and his 
eight years as the head of the new college were 
perhaps the njost useful and forceful of all the years 
of his long and eminently useful life. He worked 
day and night, but he succeeded, and left the insti- 
tution strong financially and stronger still in those 
he bad helped to a higher conception of the mean- 
ing of the word life. Well and truly was it said of 
him, " His moulding influence upon the student 
life was such as to send them forth to larger, nobler, 
gi-ander manhood." That influence was his all 
through his life. 

In 1872 Bowdoin College gave him the degree of 
Doctor of Divinity, and he received the same honor 
at a later period from the Wesleyan University. 

He was 63 when he retired from the presidency 
of the college at Orono, but he returned to the work 
of the ministry a strong and useful man. From that 
time until he retired at past the age of 75, he was 
one of the noted men of his church, and one of the 
noted men of Maine also. Of polished and even 
courtly manners, a delightful companion, a man 
whose heart never grew old, he was still in the 
harness at an age vfhen most men seek to put off 
the burdens of life. To the last he was the same 
forceful and able preacher he had been iu his prime. 

It may be true that into the sacred circle of 
private life no stranger has the right to enter, but 
the patient resignation to the will of God, with 
which he bore the loss of his son in whose brave, 
true manhood, and eminent usefulness in his pro- 
fession he had so just a pride, may be recalled. His 
wife, who was to so marked a degree his helper for 
55 years, survives him, and with her are three of 
their children, Mrs. Mary Brown of California, Prof. 
Charles M. Allen of New York, and Miss Isabel 
Allen, who through the years of his helplessness 
ministered to him, and helped to keep the world 
bright foi- him. 

A great and useful man has passed to his reward. 
A faithful soldier of Christ has ceased from his life- 
long battle against sin, and it can be said of him 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



that he was faithful in every relation of life, that he 
was a wise and prudent councillor, that he was a 
leader who never led except upward, that he was 
in his day and generation a true, manly man, one 
who served his fellow-iuen with a rare faithfulness, 
just as he served his God with a perfect devotiou. 

'56.— Hon. Albert Smith Rice died at the family 
home on Middle Street in Rockland early Tuesday 
morning. His sickness had been long, a gradual 
failure from a slight paralytic shock of ten years 
ago. 

Mr. Rice was born in Augusta, April 4, 1837. 
He came of sturdy stock, the family originating in 
Wales, where it bore the name of Rhys, Mr. Rice's 
ancestors coming to this country only a few gener- 
ations ago. He was the son of Richard Drary and 
Anne R. Smith Rice. Richard D. Rice was a native 
of Union, Knox County, and a man of great ability. 
He was appointed one of the law and equity judges 
in 1854 and presided over the first terai of court in 
Knox County. He afterwards became president of 
the Maine Central Railroad and was a promoter and 
vice-president of the Northern Pacific. 

He read law with Sewall Lancaster in Augusta 
and was admitted to the bar at 22 years of age. 
Soon after his admission he removed to Union and 
began practice March 21, 1860. He was appointed 
register of probate for Knox County, being the first 
occupant of that office, in which he served six 
years. In 1872 he was elected county attorney on 
the Democratic ticket, serving the term of 1873-4. 
Several important cases fell to him to try, notably 
that of Lucy Ann Mank for the murder of Dr. Baker 
in Warren, and Langdou Moore and others con- 
cerned in the famous Limerock Bank robbery. 

Ill 1879 Mr. Rice was elected to the legislature 
on a ticket with J. S. Willoughby, Republican, this 
combination arising out of a fear on the part of the 
Democrats and Republicans that the new green- 
back party might control the election. For fourteen 
years Mr. Rice was associated in partnership with 
Hon. 0. Gr. Hall, now superior judge in Kennebec 
County. Their practice was large and they enjoyed 
the reputation of being one of the ablest and most 
honorable law concerns iu the state. 

Upon the death of his father, Albert Rice came 
into possession of a very large fortune, which neces- 
sitated his withdrawal from active legal practice. 
He was possessed of high literary tastes, and in the 
years following the acquisition of his fortune he 
accumulated a very large and valuable library. He 
was an ardent adiLirer of Napoleon, and his superb 



collection of Napoleon literature was the largest 
in this part of New England. It now occupies a 
place of honor in the Rockland public library, to 
which Mr. Rice some time ago donated it. 

Mr. Rice married iu 1861 Frances Webster 
Baker, daughter of Judge Henry K. Baker of 
Hallowell. They had six children, the survivors 
being Richard H., now president of the Rice-Sargent 
Engine Company of Providence; Mervyn A., who 
was acting quartermaster in the late war; Anne 
Frances, who married Ensign Carleton F. Snow, 
U. S. N., and Ellen, who resides at home. 

N. '74. — E. Dudley Freeman. Memorial exer- 
cises were held Saturday forenoon, February 4th, 
in the Cumberland Supreme Court on the death of 
two of its most cherished members, the late Hon. E. 
Dudley Freeman and the late Hon. Byron D. Verrill. 
The Cumberland Bar Association was well repre- 
sented, and eloquent tributes of love and respect 
were spoken over two noble characters. Judge 
Strout occupied the bench, and seated near him was 
Judge Haskell, both of whom were deeply and rev- 
erently interested in the solemn exercises of the 
hour. Ex-C4overnor Henry B. Cleaves, president of 
the Cumberland Bar Association, made a few open- 
ing remarks, and announced the death of the two 
members of the bar, paying his respects briefly to 
the memory of the deceased. Hon. Charles F. 
Libby, chairman of the committee on resolutions, 
then presented the following: 

Resolved, That, by the death of E. Dudley Free- 
man the Cumberland Bar has lost one of its most 
highly esteemed and dearly beloved members and 
the state one of its most efficient councillors and 
respected citizens, one whose character was an 
example of true manhood, whose life breathed the 
spirit of genuine human kindness, and whose mem- 
ory will ever be tenderly cherished by all who knew 
him. 

jResolved, That this court be requested to order 
these resolutions to be entered on its records and a 
copy thereof to be forwarded by the clerk to the 
family of the deceased. 

Mr. Libby then made an address concerning the 
number of years that he and Mr. Freeman were 
associates iu the busy world of legal affairs, dating 
his experience back to the year 1889, wheu both 
Mr. Freeman and himself were members of the 
Maine Senate. Mr. Libby's address was full of 
happy allusions to a most endearing friendship. 
All the illustrations were apt, and the true charac- 
teristics of the man were spoken as only one can 
who is well versed in literature and has a wide 
acquaintance with men of affairs. 



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213 



Mr. Thomas L. Talbot followed in a feeling 
address, touching particularly upon his early asso- 
ciations, and great pride in his ancestry. As presi- 
dent of the Dudley Association he had made some 
splendid addresses. Mr. Talbot, as well as other 
speakers, called particular attention to the value of 
Freeman's supplement, a book which Mr. Freeman 
compiled. 




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Once made a great Viluster 
In dusting a bust in the hall — 

The dust she had dusted, 

The bust was all busted, 
The bust is now dust — that is all. 

From the correspondence between Cornell and 
Harvard, it seems fair to imply that the only chance 
for a race between Cornell, Yale, and Harvard, 
depends on Cornell's success in getting Columbia 
and Pennsylvania to consent to row her at New 
London. This proposition has not yet been made, 
and until it has been both made and agreed to, the 
stand taken by Yale, Harvard, and Cornell, makes 
a race between these colleges an impossibility. 

Said Atom unto Molly Cule, 
" Will you unite with me ? " 
And Molly Cule did quick retort, 
" There's no aflSnity." 

Beneath electric light plant's shade 
Poor Atom hoped he'd metre, 
But she eloped with a rascal base, 
And her name is now salt petre. 

— Exchange. 

A Princeton Alumni Association has been formed 
at Cape Town, South Africa. 

That Columbia College is very generous with its 
scholarships and free tuition is shown by the state- 
ment recently issued to the effect that during the 
past year $58,698 has been given away. The 
tuition fees received amounted in all to $281,801.74. 

—Ex. 



Yale has decided to confer a new degree — that 
of master of science. It is a general degree given 
to post-graduate students who do not wish to 
specialize. 

Of the seventy-three foot-ball players of note 
in the preparatory schools of New York,'New_^Eng- 
land, and Pennsylvania, who will enter college nest 
year, thirty-four will go to Yale, seventeen to Har- 
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No. 15. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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CONTENTS. 



Vol. XXVIII., No. 15.— March 1, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 215 

CoLLEGii Tabula 217 

Athletics 221 

Personal 222 

College World 226 




It is indeed most gratifying and 
encouraging to the student body when so 
mighty a champion as Harvard loses the 
Olive in contest with her doughty opponent, 
Bowdoin. 

The B. A. A. Indoor Meet was, as usual, 
a vast aggregation of athletes from all over 
New England and even without, anxious 
and ambitious for athletic honors. Through 
the cancelling of Tufts the relay race sched- 
uled with her was changed to a relay race 
with the Harvard Substitute Team; and the 
result, we feel, places us a bit higher in the 
estimate of our esteemed sister college than 
the not so very lowly jDOsition which in the 
past we have earned upon her gridiron. 

We have here a sample of what is possi- 
ble this spring with the hearty support of 
the student body. It is well known that we 
are to have a first-class coach to prepare us 
for the Worcester Meet, and the management 
tells us that there is plenty of excellent 
material; all that is lacking is open pocket- 
books, encouragement, and a healthy athletic 
spirit throughout the campus. We most 
respectfully urge that the student body will 
do all that the college and management 
expects during the coming spring term. 



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NOT too often can the Oeibnt call atten- 
tion to tlie advantages of the library. 
That their advantages are not appreciated in 
many cases cannot be denied, and that any 
college men are but lukewarm towards an 
institution valued second to none as a factor 
in the liberal education at which the college 
aims is, to say the best, deplorable. 

In the rear of the Chapel Bowdoiu has 
placed her librarj% not for ornamental pur- 
poses, but for the use of every man in college. 
Nor can any one find reason to be ashamed of 
the library. Accommodations are ample for 
subsidiary reading, or for the taking of notes, 
or for research, however extensive. Period- 
icals embracing all the sciences, useful arts, 
and current topics are simply wanting the 
slight effort necessary to open their covers 
to keep one in touch with the affairs in the 
wide, wide world without; an inexhaustive 
supply of works in general and classical 
literature await the students' pleasure; and 
a vast amount of literature upon every sub- 
ject in the curriculum of the college often 
have altogether too much dust upon them. 

Do not lose the benefit of such a power- 
ful agent in general culture and education 
as is furnished by sj'stematic reading. You 
can ill afford to ignore the library ; you will 
be handicapped in the busy world after 
graduation and will ever regret this lost 
opportunity, besides you will not get your 
money's worth, therefore be patrons of the 
library, as you value your future welfare. 



DURING the college year the student body 
publishes three periodicals ; the Orient 
for general news, the Quill for literary work, 
and the Bugle for a general review of the 
year. We feel that all these have won their 
way into our hearts, and the reduction in 
size or quality of even one would be a 
grievance to eveiy man in college. To keep 
these magazines up to their previous stand- 
ards requires more than contributions, or 



more than the subscription price ; it requires 
a certain amount of good, cold coin, just as 
truly as man requires air to keep his body 
alive. There is no question where the money 
must come from, of course it is from the 
advertisements, and it is to the advertisers 
that we are beholden for the wherewithal to 
issue our publications. 

To preach patronage of college advertise- 
ments is about as unprofitable as command- 
ing the tide to turn; and it seems that the 
only means of making the subject of interest 
to the student body will be the forced with- 
drawal of one of the publications. Notwith- 
standing that we realize how vain is our 
attempt, nevertheless we continue and urge, 
honestly, and from our hearts, that the 
fellows will pay more deference to those 
through whose advertisements we are able 
to support publications equal to those issued 
by our sister colleges, with whom we claim 
equality. 

A careful study of the firms who adver- 
tise throughout Bowdoin justifies the state- 
ment that only the best houses are represented 
in our midst, and if the business managers 
have done their dut}' in obtaining liigh-class 
and paying firms to advertise in Bowdoin 
publications, do not let us permit ourselves 
by negligence or by indifference to thwart 
or destroy such praiseworthy and beneficial 
labor. 

BASE-BALL prospects are a matter of 
conjecture at this early date, but it is 
most difficult to break so old a custom as 
prophesying in the winter about what we 
may do to our opponents in the coming- 
spring; however, we will not in this number 
tell what we may do, so far wandering from 
the well-beaten path of editors passed and 
gone, but we will simply mention those 
things which are attributes of the "doing," 
such as material, coaches, schedule, and the 
general college spirit. 



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According to newspaper reports we learn 
that one of the "big four colleges"' have 
only twenty -seven men aspiring for honors 
on the diamond; it is therefore a pleasure 
to write that in this modest institution there 
are over thirty men taking indoor training 
preparatory to the spring work on the field. 
Of these thirt}^ the greater part mean busi- 
ness, and Senior dignity or Junior sociabilitj' 
will not warrant the same old position to a 
veteran ; it is well that this is so, for nothing 
will make a man hustle like uncertainty. 

Two coaches have been engaged for tliis 
spring, both of whom are star performers in 
the American game and greatly experienced 
in the duties of a coach. Mr. Walter Sher- 
man of numerous semi-professional teams in 
Massachusetts, will be the head coach and 
Mr. Fred Woodcock, the old Brown and 
Pittsburg j)layer, will assist him. These 
coaches have been chosen only after very 
careful consideration and with a view to 
build up fast field playing and effective stick 
work. 

The schedule as yet has not been made 
public owing to its unfinished state, but 
enough is known to say that it is the best 
of many years. Games have been arranged 
with the ver}^ strongest of the New England 
colleges, and a clean out-of-State record this 
year will mean the greatest honor ever held 
by Bowdoiu in any branch of. athletics. 

The management is using every effort to 
make the coming spring one of the most 
successful, if not the most successful, base- 
ball seasons in the history of old Bowdoiu ; 
and a most potent factor to that end is good, 
wholesome college spirit, and big, fat sub- 
scriptions. 




Andrew M. Odea, for the past four years rowuig 
coach of the University of Wisconsin crew, has 
accepted an offer to taliefull charge of tlie Harvard 
crew. — Lafayette. 

Union is organizing a basket-ball team. TLiis 
sport is becoming very popular in American colleges. 



In spite of buudreds of 
adiuonitious the newspapers in 
tbe reading-room are still daily being 
mutilated. It would seem only char- 
itable to leave the papers intact, but 
arge number of the fellows are 
apparently under the impression that the papers 
belong to them, and if they wish to make a clip- 
ping it's no one else's business. The stands are 
already somewhat scraped and scratched. Remem- 
ber, the papers are for evcryljodtfs use, and don't be 
selfish in your use of them. 

Oh ! what; walking. 

Bass is at home for a few days. 

But four weeks more, and exams. 

Watson, '02, has returned to college. 

Vaccination is now the fad of the college. 

Clarke, '99, was on the campus last week. 

Tbe squads are being picked for the in-door 
meet. 

Professor Woodruff gave a lecture on .St. Paul 
last week. 

The Bugle is to come out the first of May; this 
is no jolie. 

Larrabee, '01, returns after a most profitable 
term of teaching. 

The .Sophomores are busy on " Barbara, Celerent, 
etc.," and on debates. 

G-regson, '01, spent Washington's Birthday at 
his home in Wiscasset. 

The last meeting of the Deutscher Verein was 
with Pattee and Haydeu, '99. 

Dr. F. N. Whittier is to instruct the third-year 
medics in " Bacteriology " during next term. 

The poem, "Failure," by Arlo Bates, in the Feb- 
ruary Quill, was copied by the Kennebec Journal. 

The March Atlantic contained an article by Presi- 
dent Hyde on "President Eliot as an Educational 
Reformer." 

Pennell, '9S, appeared in his old place as accom- 
panist to the college orchestra on the evening of 
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The Orient board visits Webber's studio this 
week. 

The Sophomore Latin Class is reading Juvenal's 
Satires. 

Danforth, '01, spent Washington's Birthday in 
Portland. 

Minard, ex-1900, spent the Sabbath with friends 
on the campus. 

A number of the fellows attended the Glee Club 
concert in Portland. 

It is rumored that the new library building is 
coming in the spring. 

Clements, 1900, is back at college after teaching 
for a twelve weeks' term. 

The Senior History Club met with White, '99, 
last Wednesday evening. 

The Glee Club will go to Rockland, Thomaston, 
and Vinalbaven this week. 

Edwards, 1900, will try for honors in the hurdles 
at Boston College indoor meet. 

The Senior and Junior classes enjoyed adjourns 
in English Literature last week. 

The Tennis Association is talking of joining the 
New England Tennis Association. 

Marstou, '99, has resigned from class squad- 
leader. His successor is Philoon. 

Baxter, '98, of the Harvard Law School, spent 
last Friday evening in Brunswick. 

Corliss, '01, who has been out most of the term, 
returned to college a fortnight since. 

President Hyde returned from Cambridge on the 
18th, and oflSciated in chapel the next day. 

The youthful corn-cake and ginger-ale venders 
have been banished from the college ends. 

Manager Gillis, of the Portland Base-Ball Team, 
is negotiating for a game with the Bowdoin team. 

Most of the Portland, Bath, and Lewlston fel- 
lows spent Washington's Birthday at their homes. 

Considerable feeling exists between the opposite 
sides in the Sophomore debates, and the result is 
lots of fuu. 

President Hyde held several informal receptions 
one evening last week. The invitations were in 
the form of summons. 

The students should heed the editorial in this 
number upon the patronage of college advertise- 
ments; it is to the point, and every word is true. 



Poster, the Waterville contractor, has begun 
preparations for the new Maine Central station here. 

Dissection will begin next week at the Medical 
School. There is an abundance of material— thanks 
to the new State law. 

The Juniors are planning to eclipse their two 
very successful assemblies by the third and last, to 
come oiF later in the term. 

The Juniors have finished Noyes's "Thirty Tears 
of American Finance," and have taken up Dunbar's 
"Theory and History of Banking." 

Thompson, '99, has resigned from the Senior 
Committee of Arrangements, and Moultou of Port- 
land has been elected to fill his place. 

The student volunteer choir of St. Paul's Church, 
Rev. Medville McLauglilin, rector, has been most 
faithful in the discharge of its duties. 

Professor Chapman recently told his classes that 
this year was the first time he had missed hearing 
the '68 prize speaking since its institution. 

The next lecture in the college "series is to be 
"Some Recent Advances in Astronomy," by Pro- 
fessor Charles C. Hutchins, on Thursday evening, 
March 2d. 

The drama, "Our Boys," to be given in Town 
Hall by the graduating class of the high school, 
has been well rehearsed and is said to be well 
worth seeing. 

Professor Robinson's book, " Qualitative Chemi- 
cal Analysis," has lately been published. It is very 
clear and concise and is the type of what a text- 
book on chemistry should be. 

At a meeting of the George Evans Debating 
Society, Snow, '01, was elected First Vice-President. 
It is rumored that the society will within the next 
few years hold its next debate. 

The squad leaders as they now stand are : Phi- 
loon, '99; Sparks, 1900; Hill, '01; and Gibson, 
'02. The captains are, Godfrey, '99; Merrill, 1900; 
Laferriere, '01 ; and Hunt, '02. 

Since the recent scare over small-pos in Lewis- 
ton, Augusta, and Waterville, a good many have 
had themselves vaccinated. Sore arms are plenti- 
ful, and a few have even taken a week home on the 
sick list as the result of vaccine. 

The " Bride Elect" and the " Belle of New York " 
are two of the attractions booked for the Jefferson 
Theatre of Portland, that are sure to induce many 
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The Base-Ball Team of the University of 
Toronto will play here June 19th, the day before 
Class Day. Toronto has a strong team, and an 
exciting game may be looked for. 

The hymns, as rendered by the chapel choir, 
have lately been productive of more amusement 
than profit to those vpho attend morning exercises. 
It's about time for the choir to brace up a bit. 

The Junior History Club held a most delightful 
meeting, Tuesday evening, at the home of Professor 
MacDonald. They settled the practicability of 
" Bosses and Rings " for all future generations. 

The base-ball squad at the gym. is hard at vpork 
preparing for the opening of the season. A goodly 
number are in training, and a successful team ought 
to be evolved under the able direction of Captain 
Bacon. 

The Athletic Exhibition is now the talk of 
everybody. The squads are hard at work, and the 
class captains are selecting their men for the relay 
teams. The rivalry is very close and some fine 
races are sure to be run. 

Young, '98, has been visiting at Professor Files's. 
Owing to illness he has been obliged to leave the 
Harvard Law School. He will read law in a Port- 
laud offlce'for the remainder of the year, and will 
return to Harvard next fall. 

The cars of the L., B. & B. are running on excel- 
lent time during these stormy days, and many of 
the fellows frequently enjoy trips to Bath and 
Lewiston. A new sign has been placed at the 
waiting-room near the station. 

On February 21st, 146 books were taken from 
the College Library. This is the record breaker so 
far this year. Several government publications 
have lately been received at the library, as has also 
an addition to the German Dialect collection. 

The second Junior Assembly occurred in Town 
Hall on Friday evening, the 17th. The dance was 
a very pretty one, and was thoroughly enjoyed by 
all the lovers of Terpsichore. The dance music, 
by the College Orchestra, was as good as usual. 

The'Deutscher Verein is to meet with Wignott 
and Rogers, '99, on March 8th. There is. a good 
deal of talk of a union of all the German clubs in 
the country. It is quite probable something will 
soon be done about this. Bowdoin is one of the 
oldest of the Deutschers. 

The following Medical students were initiated, 
February 16th, into the mysterious rites of Alpha 
Kappa Kappa: Robert Harold Donnell, Bath ; Her- 



bert Manson Larrabee, Portland; James Mansfield 
Lowe, Vinalhaven ; Henry Willis Haynes, New York 
City; Frank Yuba Gilbert, Oldtown. 

W. T. Libby, '99, and Bacon, 1900, were among 
the half-a-dozen fortunates to be aboard the 
"Artliur Sewall," the largest three-masted iron ves- 
sel in the world, when she took her first dip in salt 
water, at the launching, last Thursday, February 
23d. 

Professor Emery lectured on Saturday, Febru- 
ary 25th, before the Saturday Club of Brunswick, 
on "Bismarck and Modern Germany." The lect- 
urer is so thoroughly acquainted with his subject 
that it is needless to say his hearers were much 
interested. 

The " golfers" are eagerly awaiting the disap- 
pearance of the snow that now covers their field and 
a chance to wield the brassie and cleek again. Some 
improvements are to be made on the links, and 
next spring term, we venture to predict, the golf 
links will be very popular. 

The discussion over the new seal still wages 
hot. As the matter is more and more discussed 
among the alumni, more and more is the proba- 
bility of returning to the old seal. It is understood 
that all the alumni are soon to have the privilege 
of voting on the question. 

As an example of up-to-date journalism the fol- 
lowing clipping from the Portland Sutiday Times, 
relating to the concert of the Bowdoin Glee and 
Mandolin Clubs in that city, is worthy of notice: 
"The solo work by Messrs. Appleton, Jordan, 
Pierce, and Mitchell was especially fine." 

The track management may enter the relay team 
at the indoor meet of Boston College. It is hoped 
to arrange for a contest against Cornell. The time 
of the Cornell team at the B. A. A. meet was much 
slower than the Bowdoin time, and we have bright 
prospects of winning should we be arrayed against 
Cornell. 

There was a rumor that small-pox had broken 
out in Brunswick, but fortunately it was only a 
rumor. With the large French mill population, 
and their carelessness in exposing themselves to 
the disease, it speaks well for the health officers of 
Brunswick that not a single case has, as yet, 
appeared. 

A large number of the young society set attended 
the concert given by the Bowdoin College Glee 
Club and Mandolin Club. Applause was liberally 
bestowed, and the chorus was particularly pleasing. 



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The music was such as young people enjoy, and 
these visiting clubs may feel sure of a warm wel- 
come whenever they come to Portland. 

— Sunday Courier. 

The concert recently given by the Bath and 
Brunswick choruses of the Maine Music Festival, 
was not very largely attended by the students. 
Such a thing is very strange, as the lovers of music 
in the college are certainly not few. The concert 
is, we understand, to be repeated in the near 
future. 

The Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association 
has been organized only four years, but during that 
time Bowdoin has won 347 points from a possible 
531. In tennis, since 1892, Bowdoin has won the 
championship in singles four times, and in doubles 
five times. Bates has won both the singles and 
doubles once, Colby has won both once, and U. of 
M. has won the singles once. 

We clip the following from an exchange: 
"A new departure in athletics at Bowdoin is being 
considered by the directors of the Bowdoin Tennis 
Association in regard to the advisability of sending 
a tennis team outside the State. Considerable cor- 
respondence has been carried on with the tennis 
association of the University of Vermont, and it 
seems liighly probable that a tennis touruament, to 
be played at Burlington, Vt., the coming season, 
will be arranged between Bowdoin and the Vermont 
University." 

The old college boat-house, which formerly 
stood at the end of the M. C. bridge, has been sold 
to the management of the L., B. & B. Ey., and will 
serve as a bowling alley at Merrymeeting Park. 
Time was when Bowdoin's boating interests were 
greater, and it is with sorrow that many of the 
alumni see the decline of the sport here. The last 
class race was between '96 and '97 in the spring of 
'.94. The great and increasing number of Bowdoin's 
athletic interests caused some of the sports to be 
neglected, and boating was the first to feel the 
neglect. 

The condition of the campus paths is again such 
as to call forth criticism. It would surely be a 
matter of very little expense to have temporary 
plank walks laid iu the most flooded parts of the 
campus and thereby save much inconvenience, not 
only to the students themselves, but to their 
visitors. If, for example, a person should visit the 
college after a slight rain storm and should be 
unable to get about without wading literally knee- 
deep in water, and then should go to another college 
yard, where the walks are either brick or con- 



crete and are comparatively dry, his comparison of 
the two methods— discomfort and comfort— would 
not be in favor of Bowdoin. It seems useless to 
harp on this question again, but that's the only 
way to bring about reform. 

The second in the series of college lectures was 
delivered on February 23d, by tlie Rev. John 
A. Bellows of Boston, on "Realism and Romanti- 
cism in Modern Fiction." There was a fairly large 
audience. Mr. Bellows took up the works of Hall 
Caine, Henry James, William Dean Howells and 
Stephen Crane, as representatives of the realist 
school, and Anthony Hope and Stanley Weyman 
as types of romancists. He severely criticised 
James and Howells and paid a high compliment to 
Hope's "Prisoner of Zenda." His reudering of 
chosen passages from the various writers was inim- 
itable. The lecture was full of wit and humor. In 
Miss Sarah Orne Jewett Mr. Bellows found the 
union of the romantic and realistic schools. The 
lecture was full of the right sort of criticism and 
of much help to those who are apt to read rather 
carelessly the masters of modern fiction. 

The '68 prize speaking of the Class of '99 came 
off in Memorial Hall on Thursday evening, Febru- 
ary 16th. Professor Woodruff presided. Excellent 
music was i-endered by the College Orchestra. The 
speaking was of the usual high order. The award 
was made to F. L. Duttou. The programme follows: 

MUSIC. 
The Abuse of Party Organization. Drew Bert Hall. 

The Extent of National Obligation. 

Fred Raymond Marsh. 

MUSIC. 

Our English Cousins and Ourselves. 

Harold Fesseuden Dana. 
The Dominant Power of the Future. 

Arthur Huntington Nason. 

MUSIC. 

Patriotism of Peace. Frank Leslie Dutton. 

The Significance of the College Settlement. 

Byron Strickland Philoon. 

MUSIC. 

The following flattering notice appeared in the 
Sunday Courier Telegram of February 26th : 

The concert given by the Bowdoin College 
Glee, Mandolin and Guitar Clubs at Kotzschraar 
Hall, Saturday evening, surpassed the expectations 
even of those who had anticipated a veritable treat 
in the musical line. The Bowdoin Clubs came to 
Portland fresh, from a triumphant trip to Boston, 
where the excellence of their entertainment, in 
Steinert Hall, had won for them unalloyed praise 
from the press and the foremost critics of music in 
that city. 

The piogramme, which consisted of well-chosen 
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the inimitable raauuer of college clubs, and every 
number was applauded to the echo. The e.xcellent 
rendition of Sousa's " Stars and Sti-ipes Forever" 
by the Mandolin-Guitar Club, was only typical of the 
vA'hole concert. The vocal solo, "The Skipper of 
St. Ives," was rendered in a highly creditable man- 
ner by Mr. Appletou, assisted in the chorus, and it 
was awarded enthusiastic applause, as was also tlie 
fine mandolin solo, " II Trovatore," given by Mr. 
Jordan and the Mandolin-Guitar Club. There was 
but one deviation from the printed programme, 
"Onanita" being substituted for "Ye Catte" by 
the Glee Club. Tlie entertainment was concluded 
with the two Bowdoin songs, " Phi Clii" and " Bow- 
doin Beata," the latter of which was written by Mr. 
Harry Hill Pierce, Bowdoin '96, of this city. 

The following is inserted at the request of a 
member of the Medical School : 

The report of the election of the Senior Medical 
Class, in a recent issue of the Orient, savors more 
of partizanship than trutli. It is true that the 
Fraternity men were not represented on the ticket 
elected, and there was no special reason vrhy they 
should be. The Alpha Kappa is not, ostensibly at 
least, a political organization, and there seems to 
be 110 reason why tliey as a body should be con- 
sulted in making up a slate. Had they chosen to 
pi'esent a ticket, that was their privilege, and they 
had ample tiiiie and ample notice. The fact of the 
matter is tliat in point of numbers, in the Senior 
Class, they are very hopelessly iu the minority. 
With tlieir few non-fraternity sympathizers they 
number but ten in a class of forty, so their absence 
fi'om the class meeting, which by the way was not 
the election but the second meeting, did not mate- 
rially block the business of the meeting. The idea 
that the class will hold a new election is for the 
same reason, to state it mildly, absurd. The sour 
grape story and the statement that the best men 
were not elected would sound better were it not 
known that si.x of the men elected have been unsuc- 
cessfully fished by the Alpha Kappa Kappa Fra- 
ternity as have numerous others not on the ticket. 
There will not be a new election, and the best men 
of the Alpha Kappa Kappa are aware of that fact 
and accept the situation like the gentlemen that 
they are. The kick comes from hungry mouths, 
among them and their sympathizers, which were 
not filled when the distribution of plums took 
place. 



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The tenth annual indoor handicap meeting of 
the B. A. A. was held at Mechanics Hall, Boston, 
Saturday evening, February 18th, and proved to bo 
one of the most successful athletic carnivals in the 
history of that well-known organization. 

As usual the relay team racing proved to be the 
feature of the meet, for nearly all the principal 



colleges and athletic clubs were matched, and the 
result was some splendid competitions. 

Bowdoin was matched against Tufts, but owing 
to the withdrawal of the latter college, the Maine 
college found herself mated with mighty Harvard, 
yet no complaint was made, as the Bowdoin team 
was felt to be truly representative and able to do 
the college honor. 

Captain Godfrey took Kendall, '98, Edward, 
1900, Snow, '01, and Furbish, '01, for the relay 
team, and the result shows the wisdom of his 
choice. Besides the relay race Godfrey entered the 
shot-put, and each man of the relay team started 
in one of the dashes, but big handicaps and inexpe- 
rience on indoor tracks prevented any points being 
captured, although both Furbish and Snow fluished 
second in their respective trials. 

The relay race between Harvard and Bowdoin 
was not only one of the most exciting races of the 
evening, but the time was very fair and could have 
been much faster had it been necessary. 

Harvard did some pretty running for the first 
relay, and had a couple of yards good, but at the 
end of the second relay Snow diminished this lead 
to a yard. Edward, although handicapped by a 
yard, spurted by Harvard at the first turn of the 
third relay, and took the lead amid rousing cheers 
from Bowdoin friends, finishing three whole yards 
ahead; Kendall easily performed the final rites, 
and the deceased was over sis yards in arrears 
when Kendall breasted the tape. The order in 
running was Furbish, Snow, Edwards, and Kendall, 
and the time was 3ui. 20 2-5s. 

The Harvard class team race was very unsatis- 
factory, owing to the accidents and fouls which 
were made possible by crowding four men on the 
track at one time; 1900 won and '01 was second, 
both tlie other teams being disqualified. 

The races between the other colleges and fitting 
schools showed that splendid judgment had been 
used in matching the teams; almost without excep- 
tion every race was not won until the last relay was 
run to a finish. 

Following is a list of contesting teams and the 
results of the other events: 

40-yard Dash— Won by P. Sclieuber, Worcester Acad- 
emy; R. T. Davis, P. A. A., second; E. M. Hill, Hopkin- 
son, third. Time 4 3-5s. 

40-yard Dash, Iiandicap— Won by F. Soheuber, Worces- 
ter Academy, 7 ft.; B. C. Laucey, B. H. S., 4 1-2 ft., sec- 
ond; J. W. Tewlcsbury, U. of P., scratch, third. Time 
4 3-5S. 

45-yard High Hurdle, handicap— Won by J. J. Peter, 



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Y. A. A., 1 ft.; J. H. Shirk, H. A. A., 7 ft., second; J. W. 
Horr, M. I. T., third. Time 6s. 

880-yard Run, scratch— Won by J. F. Cregan, Prince- 
ton; G. N. Grouse, Yale, second. Time 2m. 40s. 

1000-yard Kun, handicap— Won by S. F. Rockwell, 
H. A. A., 45 yds.; D. J. Buckley, G. G. A. A., 50 yds., 
second; E. C Hawley, Am. G. A., 50 yds., third. Time 
2m. 26 3-5s. 

One-mile Run, handicap— Won by P. J. McDonald, 
Boston Gollege; Joseph Deedy, St. A. A. A., 30 yds., sec- 
ond; H. P. Smith, Yale A. A., third. Time 4m. 40 l-5s. 

Two-mile Invitation, scratch — Won by Alex. Grant, 
U. of P.; K. J. McDonald, B. C. A. A., second; E. W. 
Mills, H. A. A., third. Time 10m. 4 4-5s. 

Three Standing Jumps, handicap — Won by E. H. 
Smith, H. A. A., 1 ft., 34 ft., 6 1-8 in.; Bernard Doherty, 
Boston, scratch, 34 ft., 2 1-2 in., second; C. H. Von Baur, 
Gol V. A. A., 1 ft., 30 ft. 11 in. third. 

Running High Jump, handicap— Won by C. M. Rotch, 
3 in. 6 ft., 3 1-4 in.; C. L. Duval, Brooklyn, 6 in., 6 ft. 2 3-4 
in., second; R. Ferguson, H. A. A., 4 in., 6 ft. 6 1-2 in., 
third. 

Putting the 16-pound Shot, handicap — Won by F. 
Beck, K. A. C., 2 ft. 6 in., 46 ft. 10 1-2 in.; W. W. Coe, 
B. A. A., 2 ft., 45 ft. 2 3-4 in., second; R. Sheldon, New 
York, scratch, 44 ft. 9 1-4 in., third. 

600-yards Run, handicap — Won by W. M. Moran, 
AVorcester Academy, 14 yds.; M. B. Stone, Hopkinson, 
25 yds., second; G. S. Porter, H. A. A., 16 yds., third. 
Time Im. 21s. 

Team Races. 

B. A. A. vs. Knickerbocker A. C. — Won by B. A. A., 
Curtis, Fenno, Bremer, Dodmun; Knickerbocker, Waters, 
Bannister, Hollander, Manvol. Time 3ni. 16 2-5s. 

Bowdoin vs. Harvard substitutes— Won by Bowdoin, 
Furbush, Snow, Edwards, Kendall; Harvard, Sanderson, 
Schweppe, Swan, Alexander. Time 3m. 20 3-5s. 

Harvard Team Race- Won by 1900, Warren, Dean, 
Porter, Goddard; 1901 second, Clerk, Bush, Applegate, 
Burke; 1899 and 1902 disqualified. 

Andover vs. Exeter — Won by Andover, Robertson, 
Metzer, Schick, Kimball; Exeter, Frye, Hersey, Jones, 
Hersey. Time 3m. 20s. 

Boston vs. New York, interscholastic — Won by Boston, 
Knowles, Smith, Thompson, Pray; New York, Milback, 
Adan, Trede, White. Time 3m. 22 3-5s. 

Boston vs. Providence Y. M. C. A. — Won by Boston, 
Stocky, Fanning, Taylor, Jackson; Providence, Cook, 
Arnold, Lend, Short. Time 3m. 25 l-5s. 

Cambridgeport Gym. vs. East Boston A. A. — Won by 
Cambridgeport, Brown, Spillane, Sweeney, Kelliher; East 
Boston, Schoonmaker, O'Connell, Corcoran, Curry. Time 
3m. 22 4-5s. 

Cambridge vs. New York Y. M. C. A. — Won by Cam- 
bridge, Corcoran, MoMullin, Jennings, Garrett; New 
York, Doll, White, Jellinghaus, Allmuth. Time 3m. 
20 2-5s. 

Williams vs. Amherst — Won by Williams, Parks, 
Swift, Russell, Bray; Amherst, Gladwin, Burden, Mes- 
singer, Curtenius. Time 3m. 15 4-5s. 

Technology vs. Dartmouth— Won by Technology, Horr, 
McMasters, Priest, Garrett; Dartmouth, Pingree, Edsou, 
Dow, Haskell. Time .3m. 16 3-5s. 



Boston College vs. Brown — Won by Boston College, 
Riley, Hart, Kiley, Holland; Brown, Hull, Pierce, Dunn, 
Hall. Time 3m. 21 l-5s. 

Princeton vs. Cornell— Won by Princeton, Hutchison, 
AVillis, Cregan, Jarvis; Cornell, Bellingle, Ripley, Han- 
cock, Hastings. Time 3m. 22 3-5s. 

Seventh Regiment, N. Y., vs. Battery A, 1st Heavy 
Artillery — Won by 7th Regiment, Storms, Holbrook, 
Thomas, Waters; Battery A, FuUerton, Tilden, Jennings, 
Fullerton. Time 3m. 21 3-5s. 




'39. — Our notice of Rev. 
'C. F. Allen, in tlie issue of 
loth February, omitted the fact that 
he was an Overseer of the College. 
A loyal alumnus of the West has reminded 
us that Mr. Allen was elected in 1889 to fill 
the vacancy caused by the death of his brother, 
Rev. Stephen Allen, D.D., of the Class of '35. 
"From the time of his election till permanently 
confined to his room by his last sicljness he was 
present at every meeting of the Overseers." 

February 18, 1899. 
Mr. B. L. Marston, Editor of Bowdoin Orient: 

Dear Mr. Marston — In a recent issue of the 
Orient I read a list of the Bowdoin men who served 
in the late vrar. I may be able to add a name to 
your list and I take the liberty of offering it. 
Alfred H. Strickland, es-'97, A K E, was a private 
in the 2d Cavalry, U. S. V. Strickland is in the 
present Senior Class at the University of Colorado. 
The following items referring to such Bowdoin men 
as I have met in the West may be of use to you. 
F. P. Durgin, '92, is practicing law in Denver; J. N. 
Haskell, '96, is in the real estate business in Omaha. 
The Bishop of Colorado (Episcopal), the Rev. 
J. F. Spaulding, is a Bowdoin man of the Class of 
'52. I have had some very pleasant talks with him 
about the old days at Bowdoin. As for myself I 
am working at the University of Colorado as an 
instructor in History. Trusting that I shall always 
have the old Bowdoin spirit, I am 

Very sincerely yours, 

Benjamin J. Fitz, '97. 



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'45.— Fifty years of married life, fifty years of 
ministerial work, twenty-five years of pastoral 
labor in one field, these three anniversaries itKide 
February 14th notable in the life of Rev. Joshua 
Young, D.D., pastor of the old First Parish Church, 
Groton. All Groton and much of the outlying 
populace were visitors at the quaint, roomy parson- 
age, where the venerable clergyman, with his wife 
and children, received from 4 to 5 and from 8 to 11 
P.M. Among the afternoon callers was ex-Gov- 
ernor Boutvvell who, with Dr. Young, is the oldest 
member of the board of trustees of the town 
library, and the senior member of the parish, in 
which he has always been au indefatigable worker. 
Other guests were present from Maine, Boston, 
Cambridge, Medford, Winchester, and Worcester. 

'49. — Rev. W. L. Jones is critically ill with grip 
at his home in Pomona, California. 

'56. — Gen. Charles Hamlin, son of ex-Vice-Pres- 
ident Hannibal Hamlin, read an important paper on 
the " Origin of Lincoln Day " at the annual banquet 
of the Loyal Legion of Maine in Bangor on the 13tli 
of February, in which he disclosed some interesting 
unwritten history of the Lincoln administration. 

In reviewing the historic friendship between 
President Lincoln and Vice-President Hamlin, he 
revealed the fact that the radical Republican leaders 
of Congress inaugurated a formidable movement in 
1863 to retire Mr. Lincoln from the presidency at 
the end of his term, and make Mr. Hamlin his suc- 
cessor. They held a private conference and offered 
Mr. Hamlin the Republican nomination for Presi- 
dent, hut he declined and said: 

"I am Lincoln's friend, and be is my friend. 
He is now right, and it is our duty to support him." 

This paralyzed the movement against Lincoln, 
although the opposition turned to Secretary Chase 
as its candidate, and for a few months appeared to 
be formidable. 

Gen. Hamlin explained that the tender of the 
Presidential nomination to his father was the out- 
come of the serious dissatisfaction with President 
Lincoln in "The Dark Days of 1863," that existed 
among the radical leaders in Congress. 

This originated in the difference of opinion 
between Lincoln and the radicals over the outbreak 
of the Rebellion. Lincoln did not expect a great 
war. The radicals, such as Zachariah Chandler, 
Thaddeus Stevens, Hannibal Hamlin and others, 
believed that a gigantic rebellion was impending, 
and urged the President to prepare to place au 
army of 500,000 men in the field. He called for 
75,000 men, and the radicals were discouraged. 



The ftiilure of the Administration, after two years 
of fighting, to suppress the rebellion, the supposed 
influence of Seward with Lincoln, the trouble over 
Gen. McClellan and other incidents, ultimately 
caused the radicals to offer Mr. Hamlin the Presi- 
dency. 

But by this time he was closer to Lincoln than 
the radical leaders in Congress, and understood 
him better than they did. Hence he supported 
Lincoln. Chandler, Stevens, and other giants of 
those days followed Vice-President Hamlin, and 
supported Lincoln for re-nomination. Sumner, 
Chase, Wade, Henry Winter Davis and others 
opposed him. 

Li Ills retirement, when Hannibal Hamlin saw 
Lincoln's fame brightening, he felt vindicated, and 
suggested, in 1887, that the nation should keep 
Lincoln's birthday as a national holiday. 

He made his last public speech to this end, 
before tlie Republican Club of New York City on 
February 12, 1891. Subsequently New York, Con- 
necticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, 
Washington, and North Dakota, all joined the 
movement thus inaugurated, and with Illinois keep 
Lincoln's birthday as a holiday. 

'60. — Tourists and travelers who visit the Swed- 
ish capital, give the most pleasing accounts of the 
popularity and hospitality of the American minister 
and his wife, who have always contributed so gen- 
erously to the American inhabitants of Stockholm, 
as well as to those passing through there on their 
travels. Mr. W. W. Thomas, by the way, is a great 
friend of King Oscar, who recently abdicated in 
favor of his son, and in his book, " Sweden and the 
Swedes," pays many tributes to that monarch, 
with whom he has many traits in common. Mr. 
Thomas's chief claim to the king's admiration is his 
knowledge of the Swedish language, his admiration 
for its literature and the good taste he displayed in 
selecting a Swedish wife. Mrs. Thomas, who bears 
the picturesque name of Dagmar Elizabeth, is the 
daughter of Ragnar Tornebladh, member of the 
upper house of the Swedish parliament, and manager 
of the National Bank of the Kingdom of Sweden. 
Like her Scandinavian sisters Mrs. Thomas has 
light hair, blue eyes and fair complexion, and her 
figure is lithe and graceful. But she has all the 
enthusiasm of the daughters of the south, and her 
winning manners and social talents have added 
much to her husband's prestige in Stockholm. 

'79.— Hon. Ansel L. Lumbert, formerly of Ban- 
gor and now a resident of Boston, has been admit- 
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bert's numerous friends in Bangor and eastern 
Maine will be interested to learn of bis final estab- 
lishment in the law circles of the commonwealth. 
Mr. Lumbert is a member of a well-known firm of 
attorneys, the name of which has been changed to 
Reed & Lumbert. The firm has offices at 422, 423 
and424Tremont Building, Boston, the big bee-hive 
dedicated to Boston lawyers on the site of the old 
Tremont House, and his telephone number is Hay- 
market, 121. Thus his Bangor friends can find him 
easily, whether they want legal advice or just want 
to chat about the condition of eastern politics. 

'84.— Mr. Barton, Portland's Democratic candi- 
date for Mayor, was born in the pleasant little town 
of Naples, November 24, 1854. His father was Will- 
iam H. Barton, and his mother, before marriage, 
Sally Shedd. Both parents are dead. Mr. Barton 
was the fourth child of nine children. Of these, two 
of his brothers and two of his sisters are living. 
Three sisters and one brother are dead. Mr. Bar- 
ton's early life was passed in his native town. He 
was from the start throvs'n on his own resources, 
and when fifteen years of age learned the trade of a 
carpenter. Ho showed a natural aptitude for this 
business and there was not a year iu the following- 
twenty years which he did not spend some part of at 
that work. In the latter seventies he used to go to 
Portland and work at this trade. He followed this 
custom for several years and assisted in building 
some of the most substantial blocks in Portland. 
Mr. Barton was determined to have an education, 
and after attending various schools he entered 
Bridgtou Academy and graduated from tliat insti- 
tution in the Cla!3s of '80. The following year, hav- 
ing well prepared himself, he entered the Sopho- 
more Class at Bowdoin College and three years later 
graduated with honors. He worked his way through 
college by his own indomitable perseverance, work- 
ing at the trade of carpenter in the summer and 
teaching school during part of the winter. Although 
devoting himself strictly to his studies at Bowdoin, 
Mr. Barton was greatly interested in all athletic 
matters at the college, and during his entire course 
be was one of the regular members of the base-ball 
nine. Soon after his graduation the Democratic 
nominee was elected assistant in the high school at 
Bath, but was obliged to resign that office as he had 
been elected from his town as a representative to 
the legislature. Although in the minority party 
Mr. Barton made a fine record in the legislature, 
and at the close of the session he was chosen to 
present the customary vote of thanks to the speaker 
in behalf of the minority. 



At the adjournment of the legislature Mr. Bar- 
ton went to Lewiston, where he spent several 
mouths in readiug law in the office of D. J. McGil- 
licuddy. Then he went to Portland and entered 
the ottice of N. & H. B. Cleaves to pursue his 
studies. His course was interrupted by his being 
elected principal of Bridgton Academy, remaining 
there until 1892. Under his charge this old academy 
was advanced to the front and to-day it occupies 
a position iu the very front rank of preparatory 
schools. In May, 1893, after he returned to Portland 
Mr. Barton was admitted to Cumberland Bar. 

Since a boy Mr. Barton has been an enthusiastic 
Democrat and has always done his share towards 
advancing the interests of his party. When only 
twenty- one years of age he was elected supervisor 
of schools in Naples. In I89I, while at Bridgtou he 
was elected by the Democrats the chairman of the 
board of selectmen of that town. Some of the 
opposition party raised the question as to the eligi- 
bihty of Mr. Barton to hold that place, as it was 
pointed out that he was a resident of Naples. The 
question was referred to Judge Walker of that town 
vcho ruled that Mr. Barton, by being a single man, 
could vote in either Naples, where his home had 
always been, or in Bridgton, where, for the time 
being, he was teaching school! It is well to state 
here that not for a period covering more than thirty 
years had the Democrats ever succeeded in electing 
their ticket in Bridgton. In 1892 Mr. Barton was 
nominated by the Democrats as representative to 
the legislature from Bridgton, and he came within 
twenty-six votes of being elected in a tovfii which 
usually cast a Republican majority of from 75 to 100 
votes. In 1888 he was the Democratic candidate 
for register of deeds, and two years later candidate 
for register of probate. For the last six years he 
has been the member from Cumberland County of 
the Democratic state committee. During his long 
political career he has sought but one office. This 
was that of the Democratic member of the State 
Board of Assessoi-s, for which he was a candidate 
in 1893, against the present incumbent. He lacked 
but three votes of election. 

Mr. Barton has also been interested in newspa- 
per work. In the early part of 1897 he established 
the Weeldy Star, and in September of that year he 
bought the Maine Democrat and removed the plant 
of this' paper from Augusta to Portland. He then 
consolidated both papers. In December of the same 
year he established the Evening Star as a penny 
dally, which ran until March 3d of last year, when 
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the present Courier. Mr. Barton is a member of 
Cumberland lodge of Odd Fellows, of Bridgton. 
He was married September 19, 1894, to Miss Grace 
L. Newman of Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Barton have 
two children, a son and a daughter. Mr. Barton 
resides at 122 Free Street. 

'95.— Washington Academy, East Machias, will 
he enlarged the coming summer. The principal, 
F. 0. Small, has been urging- this for two years, 
and through his efforts a committee was chosen to 
solicit funds from the alumni, who have pledged a 
large sum. The trustees, since then, have voted 
to expend $0,000 additional, which will give an 
amount sufficient to make this one of the best 
equipped academies in the state. Mr. Small is a 
native of Franklin County, and a graduate of the 
Farmiugtou State Normal School and of Bovvdoin. 
His wife, Margaret Knowles Small, is a graduate of 
Bates, and is first assistant in the academy. 

'96.— Tabor D. Bailey, Esq., has been put up for 
nomination as Republican councilman for the lower 
district of the sixth ward of Bangor. 

'97. — Rev. F. K. Ellsworth has resigned his pas- 
torate at Vanceboro, Me., to accept a call to the 
Congregationalist Church in Sandwich, Mass. 

Among the Bowdoin men elected to ofQce by 
the Maine Society of the Sons of the American 
Revolution, atits annual meeting22d February, are : 
Senior Vice-President, Augustus F. Moulton, '73; 
County Vice-Presidents, Horace H. Burbank, 'tJO; 
Joseph Williamson, '40; and E. Howard Vose, 
Med., '64. 

Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, '52, Col. Burbank, 
and Mr. Moulton were the principal speakers at 
the dinner. 

Gen. Chamberlain commenced by a humorous 
sketch of the many things he felt moved to speak 
upon on such an occasion, to wit, the sentiments in 
Washington's farewell address regarding the dan- 
gers of entangling foreign alliances, as well as the 
principles of the Monroe doctrine. This he said in 
view of present events, would take altogether too 
much time to discuss, so he set it all aside and 
decided to speak upon another theme entirely. 
This was something about the services of Washing- 
ton and the estimate we put upon them as con- 
trasted with that given them when he was living. 
Now every person in this country vies with every 
other one in doing honor to his memory. When he 
lived he was surrounded by plots and crimes, 
incrimination, and calumnies, to such an extent 



that he must have often felt sick at heart as he 
paused to listen to the voices raised against him. 

The more the speaker thought about Washing- 
ton the more he honored him, and the higher he 
seemed to be placed. He described the many 
attempts that were made to deprive Washington of 
his rank and command and showed how the superior 
greatness of Washington overcame the machinations 
of his adversaries. This calumny and abuse fol- 
lowed Washington in his career as constitution 
builder and as President, and yet he overcame them 
all and now we see him superior to them all. 

Col. Burbank was introduced as the second 
speaker. He read his remarks from manuscript in 
order that there might be no misunderstanding of 
what he had to say upon certain questions. The 
point of the celebration of Washington's Birthday 
should be, what is the lesson to be drawn by us, for 
to-day, from the story of the life of Washington'? 
In the light of this question the great topic before 
us to-day is what shall we do with the Philippines? 
Col. Burbank gave it as his opinion that either the 
destruction of the Maine or the desire to help the 
Cuban sufferers was a sufficient reason for going to 
war. Ho gave it as his opinion that if the Spanish 
government was not knowing to the destruction of 
the Maine, Spanish officers and soldiers were and 
their punishment has been just. (Applause.) As far 
as Cuba and Porto Rico are concerned it is well for 
us to extend the Monroe doctrine to them, as they 
are practically contiguous territory. As to the Phil- 
ippines the facts are different. The declaration of 
war distinctly disclaimed any intention to conquer 
foreign lands. In the course of his duty our 
matchless Dewey found himself in Manila bay 
and he had to destroy a Spanish fleet. It was 
deemed proper to send a large army there to pro- 
tect the fleet and the soldiers took possession of 
somebody's land. Col. Burbank severely arraigned 
the cry of "our country, right or wrong," and 
charged that ambition, vainglory, or other 
unworthy motives are endangering the eternal 
principles of the American nation. He described 
many steps that are being taken looking toward 
the complete conquest of the islands. He said 
there is no surplus of civilization in this country 
that can be sent out to any other land. Not until 
we have made it safe for every citizen of this 
country to live in this country ought we to waste 
any of our civilizing power to foreign lands. In 
closing Col. Burbank read the section of Washing- 



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toil's farewell address relating to the damage of 
foreign alliances and said it was as sound advice 
for to-day as it was a century ago. Col. Burbank's 
remarks evidently struck the popular chord, for he 
was warmly applauded. 

Hon. A. F. Moultou was called upon and deliv- 
ered a polished and eloquent, although brief address. 




William L. Wilbon, authoi ot the famous tariff 
bill, is mentioned prominently as a candidate for 
the Yale presidency. 

Eobert G.- Galley, Piinceton's famous center, 
has been re-elected the university's representative 
in the foreign field of missions. 

The students of the three upper classes of 
Lehigh have voted to request the re-establisliment 
of compulsory attendance at chapel on week days; 
the Faculty acceded to the request. 

"I've always been hard up," murmured the 
facetious debtor as his torturers bound him to the 
wheel, " but now I'll be broke," and his humerus 
cracked loudly. 

"'Tis true I've been popular," said Daniel, as 
they cast him into the den, "but I don't like to be 
thus lionized." 

Harvard and Pennsylvania will give a joint 
gymnastic exhibition at Philadelphia in February. 

A new experiment has been tried at Cornell 
this year in the way of religious guidance to the 
students. There is no resident university chaplain, 
preachers of the various denominations being invited 
instead, to preach in the university chapel in turn 
throughout the year. This year, for the first time, 
some of them have been invited to preach two 
Sundays in succession and to spend the intervening 
week in Ithaca. During "the week, for an hour in 
the morning and again an hour in the afternoon 
each day, the preacher meets students personally 
for private interviews on religious topics. 

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CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXVIII., No. 16.— March 15, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 227 

"Washington Alumni Dinner 231 

CoLLEGii Tabula 233 

Athletics 236 

Personal 237 




That President Hyde has won a 
large place in the estimation and regard of 
Bowdoin is evidenced by the deep concern 
expressed by the alumni and student body, 
when the rumor was afloat that Amherst had 
extended a call to him, and that there was a 
possibility that Bowdoin might lose him. 
The present Bowdoin is very much the crea- 
tion of his hands. In the fourteen years 
that he has spent at Brunswick, the college 
has seen the erection of the Walker Art 
Building, acknowledged the finest art build- 
ing in American colleges, of the Searles 
Science Building, the entire renovation of 
the three dormitories, the laying out of the 
college grounds, the building of the Whittier 
Athletic Field, of the Sargent Gymnasium, 
the universal change of the college curricu- 
lum that has brought more notice to Bow- 
doin than any one thing. It is no exaggera- 
tion to say that Bowdoin, to-day, is the 
creature of President Hyde. His works 
outside of the college halls have been most 
distinguished. His literary productions, no 
less than his addresses, have brought the 
consideration of the country to the college. 
As an illustration of this may be mentioned 
the notice that has been taken of the Presi- 
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pulpit in New York, last week. The Nnv 
York World in its editorial columns, said: 

William DeWitt Hyde is a man of high charac- 
ter, not given to over-statement or hasty and prej- 
udiced generalization. He is the President of 
Bowdoin College, an old and conservative Nevp 
England institution of learning, far removed from 
the swirl and strife of partisan politics. 

In an address delivered in this city on Sunday 
Dr. Hyde said: 

We all tolerate a great deal of wrong-doing 
because in times of peace and plenty the evil con- 
sequences are obscured. Even a War Department 
in time of peace and plenty may be conducted on 
principles of personal patronage and private profit 
and political pull, and no great harm be manifested. 

It is, however, one of the few advantages of war 
that it puts men and principles to test, and with its 
clean-edged sword cuts out their unrighteousness and 
rottenness so clearly that all men may see and 
understand. Then we see what privilege and pull 
and spoils and incompetency and inefiflciency mean, 
not in vague general terms, but in terms of starva- 
tion and disease and death. 

It is a wholesome thing that now our brief war 
with Spain is over we have not a particle of ani- 
mosity toward the poor Spaniard, but that the men 
we find it hardest to forgive are those who failed to 
send to our own brave soldiers at the front, or even 
in their camps, the reasonable requirements of 
health and healing. 

These sentences are worth quoting, not only 
because they state a solemn and vital truth with 
calmness and judicial reserve, but also because 
they indicate so clearly how the public mind and 
the public conscience are regarding the demon- 
strated operations of the McKinley Second-Term 
Syndicate. 

The pointing of such straws as this is a more 
valuable index to the national feeling than a thou- 
sand partisan attacks and partisan defenses. 



yirtlE college has again to thank Mr. Robert 
■'- B. Winthrop, Jr., for a gift to the col- 
lege library. This time it is a collection of 
autographs and letters from the letters of his 
father. Governor Winthrop, a friend of the 
college in its early years, and in whose 
honor Winthrop Hall was named. Many 
of the letters jjossess a particular interest in 
that they are addressed to Governor Win- 
throp personally, while others were collected 
by him abroad. Though not of great histori- 
cal value some of the letters give a quaint 



insight into the lives of the persons by whom 
they were written. One in particular 
addressed to Governor Winthrop by John 
Quincy Adams would lead the reader now- 
adays to believe that Presidents have their 
troubles as well as common mortals. The 
letter, in the quaint handwriting of the time, 
is as follows : 

Dear Sir: — The bearer, my coachman, will call 
at your house to take the phial of eye-water, which 
you had the goodness to promise me. A word of 
direction in what manner it is to be used, whether 
pure or diluted with common water and whether 
once a day or more frequently, will add to the obli- 
gations of your friend and faithful servant, 

J. Q. Adams. 
Another letter, a note from Dolly Madi- 
son, regrets very much she will not be able 
to attend a party to which she had been 
invited, while one from Lincoln to his Secre- 
tary of War, asks for the nomination of cer- 
tain persons to positions in the army. To 
one interested in such matters, however, 
perhaps the most valuable of the collection 
is a note from Sir Walter Scott, in which he 
expresses his pleasure at being able to attend 
a hunting party. It has been recently dis- 
covered that the letter was probably written 
very shortly after Scott's financial failure 
and the death of his wife. It shows that 
even in his financial embarrassments and 
deep sorrow he still preserved that love of 
nature and out-door sports which has made 
his novels so eagerly read. 



TITHE dinner of the Bowdoin Alumni Asso- 
-^ ciation of Washington, D. C., an account 
of which is given in another column, created 
the usual interest that a gathering of such 
prominent men create. The presiding offi- 
cers of the three departments of the United 
States government were present to give their 
testimonial to the beauties of Alma Mater. 
Bowdoin is proud of her great men and 
glories in the loyalty and love that they have 
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ington Alumni Association is one of the 
strongest that Bowdoin boasts. Alma Mater 
sends greeting's! 



11THE Orient respectfully requests that 
■^ the manager of the reading-room do his 
best to have the periodicals, especially the 
weeklies, in their places a bit more promptly. 

WHILE the past is not a particularly 
substantial support, still it is always 
interesting as a matter of consideration. 
Recently some one with a desire to find out 
the actual standing of the Maine colleges in 
State athletics, investigated the records made 
in each sport by the four Maine colleges. 
The records simply show that Bowdoin 
stands preeminently above her sister colleges 
in all lines. These showings should not be 
taken as determining Bowdoin's position 
relative to her sister college, because Bow- 
doin has never devoted herself to Maine 
athletics exclusively, but has always put 
forth her best efforts in the larger field of 
New England Athletics, where her records 
are of such a nature that they materially 
increase Bowdoin's superiority in Maine. 
Nevertheless it may pull the cob-webs from 
somebody's recollections if the Orient gives 
the investigations of the library-worm. 

In base-ball the rivalry has been very 
close. During the past fifteen years Bow- 
doin has won 15 games out of 31 from Bates; 
21 out of the 42 with Colby; and 1.5 out of 
the 22 with the University of Maine. In 
the number of runs in that time, Bowdoin 
has won 56.6 per cent, from Bates; 52.1 per 
cent, from Colby; and 58.3 per cent, from 
University of Maine. 

The records of foot-ball do not extend so 
far back as that of base-ball. In number of 
points Bowdoin has won 363, as compared 
with 42 of all the Maine colleges. Bowdoin 
has been beaten by Bates twice and by 
Colby once. 



Bowdoin stands highest in track and field 
athletics of all sports. The M. I. C. A. A. 
has been organized but four years. During 
that time Bowdoin has won 347 points from 
a total of 531, or about twice as many as all 
the other colleges put together. In tennis, 
Bowdoin has won the championship in singles 
four times and in doubles five times. Bates 
has won both the singles and doubles once. 
Colby has also won both once, and U. of M. 
has won the singles once. 

Such is the record of Bowdoin with her 
sister Maine colleges. The Orient quotes 
it not with any feeling of boasting, but 
simply to relieve the chronic growlers con- 
nected with the college (whose numbers we 
are glad to say are growing thinner ev.ery 
day), and the few people in the state whose 
opinions are so biased by partisanship and 
prejudice that they overlook some just such 
things as these. 



J 17 HE Orient wishes to protest against the 
-*■ negligent way in which the authorities 
have allowed the ice to gather on the roofs 
of the buildings, over the entrances, and to 
remain there threatening to fall and maim 
everyone who enters or leaves the buildings. 
In several instances the past week, students 
have barely missed being hurt by a deluge 
of ice and snow dropping from the eaves. It 
would be but little trouble and expense to 
remove the danger before some one is hurt. 



HTHE project that the Bowdoin Athletic 
*■ Association has put before the fitting 
schools of Maine, has now been so thoroughly 
discussed that there is little left for the 
Orient to add. But for the benefit of those 
who have not seen the Maine papers, or 
perhaps, do not understand the position that 
Bowdoin has taken, we will briefly consider 
the matter. The Maine Inter-Scholastic 
Athletic Association no longer fulfills its 
functions. It was organized to promote 



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track and field athletics in the high schools 
and academies of Maine. So long as it lived 
up to its purposes it was a most beneficial 
organization, and one that Bowdoin encour- 
aged and applauded no less than any one. 
Last year the meet of the Association was 
held under the auspices of Colby, on the 
Colb}' campus. There were six schools rep- 
resented in the meet. There are some sixty 
preparatory schools in Maine. A meet com- 
posed of but six schools can hardly be con- 
sidered representative of Maine scholastic 
athletics. The large schools that hitherto 
have furnished the stamina of the meets 
refused to go to Waterville. The failure of 
last year's meet took the heart out of the 
association. When the annual meeting of 
the associated schools was held this last week 
in Brunswick, but two schools were repre- 
sented and there was no quorum. Accord- 
ing to the secretary of the association there 
are but six schools eligible to compete at 
this year's meet, or to be represented at a 
business meeting of the association. Of these 
six schools, three at least will not be repre- 
sented at another meeting of the association, 
and as the constitution requires one more 
than half the schools of the association to be 
represented to constitute a quorum, it is 
evident that there will be no other meeting 
of the association this year. This means 
that the association will hold no meet this 
year. 

With this situation confronting track 
and field athletics in the preparatory schools, 
Bowdoin came forward and decided to give 
an invitation inter-scholastic meet, open to 
every fitting school in Maine. The Bowdoin 
Athletic Association sent a letter to each of 
the sixty schools, inviting them to send 
athletic teams to a field meet on Whittier 
Athletic Field, on some date early in June, 
to be hereafter determined; and offering a 
pennant to the school winning the largest 
number of points; and medals, similar to 



those awarded by M.I. C. A. A. to the win- 
ners of first, second, and third places in each 
event. The association further took upon 
itself the entire responsibility of the meet, 
requiring no dues or entrance fees of anj' 
kind of the competitors, assuming the entire 
expense of the meet. It is with no selfish 
intent that Bowdoin has undertaken this task. 
It is purely and simply to put Maine inter- 
scholastic athletics upon its feet. Bowdoin 
has every facility for holding the meet, and 
can assure the schools of a successful result. 

Two years ago the M. I. S. A. A. held 
its field day on Whittier Field under the 
auspices of the Bowdoin management, and it 
was by all odds the most successful meet 
ever held in Maine. The Whittier Athletic 
Field is one of the best in New England, 
and very much the best in Maine. Bowdoin 
is the oldest and best known of Maine col- 
leges, and has always stood highest in all 
branches of athletics. In track and field 
athletics Bowdoin has won more than twice 
as many points as all the other Maine col- 
leges put together. Therefore is it strange 
that the schools naturally look to Bowdoin 
to come to the rescue of iuter-scholastic 
athletics and to take charge of the meets? 

That the invitation meet will be a splen- 
did success, the large number of acceptances 
of the invitation to be represented from the 
different schools is a guarantee. A suflicient 
number already have expressed their inten- 
tion of sending teams, to ensure a very 
exciting contest. Inter-scholastic track and 
field athletics must be kept hale and hearty, 
or the colleges will be at a loss for good luen. 
This fact should be considered by all col- 
leges and the friends of college athletics. 



BEFORE another issue of the Orient, six 
new editors will be elected to fill the 
places of those whose terms expire with the 
next number. The men will be chosen by 
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are required to participate. It is a novelty 
to liave a large number of men trying for 
the positions. 



Washington Alumni Dinner. 

TTfHE Washington Association of Bowdoin 
A Alumni held their seventeenth annual 
dinner at the Wellington, Friday evening, 
February 27th. The Washington Post said 
of the affair : 

In the banquet hall of the Wellington 
Hotel last evening there gathered a body of 
men, ranging all the way from the gray- 
haired veteran of over fourscore to the 
young man with flashing eye, comprising iu 
their number a power in politics whicli is 
known and conceded the country over, and 
men who in the daily walks of life exert a 
potent influence. This body of men, thirty 
in number, came together to partake of the 
seventeenth annual dinner of the alumni 
association of that college, small in size, but 
great in deeds and fame, Bowdoin. 

Chief Justice Fuller sat at the head of 
the table ; on his right was Speaker Reed 
and Rev. Daniel Weston, uncle of the Chief 
Justice, who has been a prominent Episco- 
palian preacher in his day, graduating from 
Bowdoin College in the Class of 1834. Yes- 
terday was the eightj^-fourth anniversary of 
his birth. Physically he strongly resembles 
his distinguished nephew, even to the thick 
and long white hair that covers his well- 
shaped head and sets off his splendidly pic- 
turesque features. At the left of the Chief 
Justice was Senator Frye of Maine and 
Representative F. C. Stevens of Minnesota. 

After the menu had been completed these 
officers were elected for the ensuiiig year: 
President, Chief Justice Fuller; vice-presi- 
dents, Senator Frye and Rev. S. M. Newman ; 
treasurer, Edwin E. Spqar ; corresponding sec- 
retary, William Frye White; recording secre- 
tary. Prof. John W. Chickering; executive 



committee. Dr. Woodbury Pulsifer, chair- 
man ; Fred 0. Fish, Gen. Ellis Spear, Col. 
W. H. Owen, Capt. Prince, and Gen. Cotton. 
Secretar}- White read a communication from 
President Hyde, describing the work and 
curriculum of Bowdoin College as it is to- 
day. Then Chief Justice Fidler turned the 
programme over to Gen. Cotton, as toast- 
master, explaining that his duties as Presi- 
dent of the Washington Alumni Association 
exempted him from the obligation of himself 
making a speech. 

When Gen. Cotton introduced Speaker 
Reed he announced that he had received a 
letter, stating on the outside that it contained 
an ode to be read at the banquet. The 
Speaker seemed to have had some warning 
that Gen. Cotton had written this ode for 
the occasion, as he laughed heartily, and so 
did everybody when they heard the contents, 
which Gen. Cotton read, as follows: 

Poem Eegaedin& the Daughters. 

You do quite well 
To cast your spell 

On Congressional Cavorters, 
But you flud your match, 
When you toe the scratch 

With Revolutionary Daughters. 

They know no rules 
Taught in the schools 

Of established authority, 
Nor cau they see 
How it can be 

One's always a majority. 

For their sweet talk 
You cannot balk 

With low resounding gavel, 
Try not again, 
With tongue or pen, 

Their tangles to unravel. 

In rising to answer. Speaker Reed re- 
marked in the midst of applause: "That was 
a lamentable occurrence." He explained hov\r 
Mrs. Reed had warned him, but that he had 
failed to heed the warning till it was too 
late. The speeches of the evening from 
graduates of about Mr. Reed's time seemed 
to indicate that he was a member of the 
famous secret societ}^ Chi Psi, that used to 



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have terrible initiations and perform college 
pranks which have perpetuated its memory. 
Some one declared in the course of Mr. 
Reed's speech that Chi Psi had been abol- 
ished. Mr. Reed answered that it had abol- 
ished itself. There were several incongru- 
ous elements in its requirements of members 
which brought about the inevitable result. 

"I am glad to note," continued Speaker 
Reed, "the improvements that have been 
wrought in the college, particularly in the 
morals. I am afraid that if Gen. Mattocks 
and I had gone to Bowdoin under such a 
moral regime as now seems to exist, we 
should never have passed the first term. 
Probably the only man who could have 
stayed the four years and graduated is Amos 
Allen." 

The speaker then bantered Gen. Mattocks, 
recently a brigadier-general of volunteers, 
who has a splendid military record as colonel 
of the Sixteenth Maine in the civil war, and 
asked him a puzzling question. Gen. Mat- 
tocks was trying to reply, but the Speaker 
exclaimed, "Don't answer." 

He then cited the precedent of one of 
the Massachusetts members of the National 
Hous,e, who argued for an hour to one of the 
Massachusetts senators on a certain legisla- 
tive topic. When the senator began to make 
objections the representative said: "Your 
objections are not valid. Don't state them." 
Speaker Reed also told of the new Bow- 
doin College. "I see," said he, "that a new 
dialect is spoken there. One of the younger 
graduates has told us about the team. In 
my days a team was a horse and wagon that 
we used to ride out on foraging expeditions 
and to ride back with before we could be 
discovered. Now I see that a team means 
something entirely different." 

After Speaker Reed finished there were 
bright and witty speeches by Representative 
Alexander, who drew a bright picture of the 
old college, and related some reminiscences 



of his visit last summer to his old home in 
Richmond, Me., and that vicinit3^ His story 
of how he met Elijah Kellogg, trudging 
along a country road in great rubber boots 
and farmer's attire, was especially interest- 
ing. Mr. Kellogg, during his career as a 
student at Bowdoin, climbed the top of the 
chapel spire and liung the president's hat 
there. 

The youngest member of the Association 
was Edwin Ellis Spear of '98, son of Gen. 
Ellis Spear of Washington. Mr. Spear gave 
the alumni an interesting account of the 
state of affairs at the college in these later 
days. He spoke of the success of the Glee 
and Mandolin clubs, of the athletic teams 
and general college interests. 

Rev. Dr. Weston was next to respond, 
and graciously expressed his pleasure at 
being present. 

Mr. Warren and Mr. Kyes, both of '96, 
followed. These gentlemen are in the medi- 
cal department of Johns Hopkins University. 
"Mort" is known to all recent graduates as 
a crack fullback on the foot-ball team. 

Captain Bradford, not a graduate of Bow- 
doin, except at heart, for Annapolis was his 
Alma Mater, was called upon as a guest of the 
association. He, in a most entertaining man- 
ner, related the story of how he came to be 
a captain in the navy. No man in the service 
is held in higher esteem than is Captain 
Bradford. 

Dr. Pulsifer told one of his inimitable 
stories and everybody laughed to the echo. 
A letter was read from the Alumni Associa- 
tion at Portland, enclosing resolutions con- 
demning the present seal of the college, 
recently adopted. At Chief Justice Fuller's 
suggestion no action was taken, that there 
might first be further investigation. 

Gen. C. P. Mattocks, Representative Alex- 
ander, Representative Stevens, Mr. White 
and others entertained with bright reminis- 
cences of college days. Mr. Stevens sug- 



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gested that as Bowdoiii College was in the 
Speaker's district he should appropriate for 
the new library, much wanted there, in the 
river and harbor bill, which led to some 
pleasantries between those gentlemen. 

Senator Frj'e, who has always contributed 
so much to the brilliant talk at the Bow- 
doin alumni dinners, was feeling so much 
exhausted by his hard work on the river and 
harbor bill that he left early in the evening, 
greatly to the regret of the association. 

The comjDlete list of graduates present, 
the year of their graduation, and the guests 
of the evening were : 

Melville W. Fuller, '53; WiUiam P. Frye, 
'50; Thomas B. Reed, '60; D. S.Alexander, 
'70; F. C.Stevens, '85; N. A. Robbins, '57; 
John W. Chickering, '52 ; Crosby S. Noyes, 
A.M.; William H. Owen, '51; 'c. P. Mat- 
tocks, '62; Rev. Daniel C. Weston, '34; H. 
C.Wood, '54; John N. Butterfield,'51; John 
B. Cotton, '65; Horace Jordan, '58; C. H. 
Ferrill, '57; Fred A. Fish, '91; Charles Ches- 
ley, '52; Mortimer Warren, '96; Preston 
Kyes, '96 ; Edwin E. Spear, '98 ; A. P. Cram, 
'99; Amos L. Allen, '60 ; Dr. Woodbury Pul- 
sifer, S. G. Davis, Captain R. B. Bradford, 
United States Nav}'; Ernest G. Walker, Har- 
vard, '92 ; Dr. George W. Foster and William 
Frye White, '97. 




It is stated that favorable 
offers have beeu received from 
the University of Vermont relative to 
our sending a tennis team to play there 
this coming June. It is probable that 
a team will be sent. Although last 
season tennis interest was at a very low ebb (it will 
be remembered there was not sufficient spirit to 
finish out the college tournament), this year we 
look for better things. 



There were no recitations town-meeting day. 

Spear, 1900, is quite sick at his home in G-ardiner. 

A. P. Hill, 'Oi, was home for a few days last 
week. 

Emery, '02, has been quite ill—threatened with 
pneumonia. 

Dr. F. N. Whittier has purchased a fine new 
microscope. 

Professor Emery lectured before the Fraternity 
Club of Portland, March 4th, upon Imperialism. 

Professor Robinson gave professional evidence 
in the celebrated Pierce case at Lewiston, last week. 

President Hyde, on Sunday, March 5th, con- 
ducted the services and preached at Plymouth 
Church, Brooklyn. 

All entries for the Indoor Meet should be made 
to Captains Godfrey, '99, Merrill, 1900, Laferriere, 
1900, and Hunt, '01. 

Stetson, '98, was visiting friends in South Apple- 
ton a week ago Tuesday. 

The last meeting of the Classical Club was held 
on Monday evening, March 13th, at the room of 
H. F. Evans, North Winthrop. 

The Sophomore Class in Greek have been read- 
ing, the past term, the Philoctetes of Sophocles and 
the Cyclops of Euripides. 

The autograph collection that has lately been 
received at the library, is attracting great attention. 
It is well worth inspection. 

The Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity had a house- 
warming and reception to their alumni in their 
handsome new chapter house. 

Dr. Charlton T. Lewis, who lectured on March 
9th, has been delivering a series of lectures in Har- 
vard University, on "Insurance." 

The storm of March 7th covered the campus 
with snow again, and made it seem as if spring had 
been put back a fortnight or more. 

The 1901 squad consists of Hill, leader, Wheeler, 
Corliss, Snow, Foster, Evans, Pratt, Bowles, Greg- 
son, Fuller, Randall, and F. H. Cowan. 

Among those who attended the " Belle of New 
York" in the Jefferson Theatre, Portland, were 
Cobb, '02, Dana, '99, Thompson, Appletou, and 
Veazie. 

The New Meadows Inn is receiving a lot of 
patronage from the college fellows. It is said that 
400 people were entertained there during one week 
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Melle's Contemporary French Writers is now the 
work of French 5. 

The Deutscher Verein met, on March 8th, with 
Rogers and Wignott. 

Bendar's Roman "Lit" has been amusing the 
Freshmen lately. 

"Gym" closed on Tuesday, March 14th. Last 
year it was the 15th. 

The opera given in Portland this week by the 
Portland Athletic Club, has attracted quite a deal 
of attention throughout the college. 

Young, '98, who was obliged to leave Harvard 
Law School, on account of illness, is reading law at 
the office of Libby, Robinson & Turner in Portland. 

The following men have been chosen for the 1900 
squad : Sparks, Robinson, McCormick, Colesworthy, 
Wood, Beane, Merrill, Palmer, Pottle, West, Leven- 
saler. Knight. 

There has been a good deal of discussion lately 
relative to changing the Okient into a weekly. It 
is hoped every one will express their opinions freely 
on this question, as it is a matter of no slight impor- 
tance. 

The 1900 Bugle is hurrying on its way. Unlike 
time and tide, however, it seems to have a propen- 
sity for waiting, like all good Bugles. The board 
has been very hard at work, and almost all matter 
is now in. 

The lecture, on March 16th, is by the Rev. John 
S. Sewall of the Bangor Theological Seminary, on 
the "Adventures of the Japan Expedition." Mr. 
Sewall is a graduate of the college, and should be 
warmly welcomed. 

Things have been very quiet indeed about the 
college lately. Most of the interest has centered in 
the Indoor Meet, to come off March 17th, although 
the new Bowdoin Interscholastic Association has 
created a good deal of discussion. 

Professor Robinson's analysis of a bottle of 
whiskey, found at the house of George W. Pierce of 
Lewiston, who is accused of attempt to murder, 
showed that the liquor was heavily charged with, 
arsenic. Professor Robinson went to Auburu on 
March 10th to testify. 

The subject of the lecture delivered by Charlton 
T. Lewis, Esq., of New York, was changed. The 
announcenient of the lecture course stated that he 
was to lecture on " Insurance and the Insured," but 
the posters, issued the day before, said that he was 
to speak on "Lafayette." 



The Glee Club gave a fine concert in Waterville, 
Saturday night, before a large audience. In spite 
of the fact that Waterville is the home of a rival 
college, the concert was very well received. 

F. W. Briggs, '99, and H. W. Lancey, '99, went 
to their native heaths to vote in town meeting, 
Monday last. They were both prominent among 
the rustic Solons. Lance made the effort of his life. 

In the recently issued catalogue of Andover 
Theological Seminary are the following names of 
Bowdoin men : Howard Gilpatric, '96, Biddeford ; 
F. W. Flood, '94, Ellsworth Falls; E. C. Viuing, '97, 
Freeport; and J. G. Haines, '97, Paterson, N. J. 

Election day, on March 6th, furnished adjourns 
and amusement. The town meeting of Brunswick 
was largely attended by the .students. Professor 
Chapman was chosen moderator, and Professors 
Woodruff and MacDonald took a prominent part in 
the proceedings. 

A number of pictures, some twenty in all, have 
been framed and hung in the library. The pictures 
are photographs from paintings of famous men sent 
out as supplement to The Academy, an English 
weekly, and make a very fitting gallery of portraits 
for the library. 

President Hyde gave a very able talk in chapel, 
last Sunday, on the theme of fit men in fit places. 
In the course of his remarks he alluded to the con- 
duct of the War Department, during the past year, 
as an example of men in public life who were 
unfitted for the trusts imposed upon them. 

Bruuswick High School athletes are much inter- 
ested in the proposed Bowdoin Interscholastic Asso- 
ciation. There is no doubt that the old Interscho- 
lastic Association is a thing of the past; and previ- 
ous experience shows that meets, under Bowdoiii's 
management, are by far the most successful. 

The students of the Maine Medical School have 
completed, this week, part of the year's work and 
commenced on some new branches. The course in 
histology, under Dr. Edward James McDonough 
of Portland, is finished, and laboratory work in 
the science building and dissection in Adams Hall 
have been commenced. So look out for your cats ! 

The third lecture in the college course was deliv- 
ered on Thursday evening, March 2d, by Professor 
C. C. Hutchins. His subject was "Advances in 
Modern Astronomy." Professor Hutchins traced 
the rise of this science from its earlier days to the 
wonderful progress that has been made during the 
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tbe moon, the planets Mars and Jupiter were espec- 
iallj' interesting. Tbe lecture was illustrated by 
stereopticon views, which were skilfully thrown on 
the curtain by Professor Lee. 

Among tbe theme subjects lately given out are : 

1. Should the Orienx be changed to a weekly? 

2. Are Matthew Arnold's Criticisms of America 

Just? 

3. CompareMoore'sUtopia with Bellamy's Looking 

Backward. 

4. Kipling's White Man's Burden. 

The subject for the Pray English prize this year 
has been announced as being "Shakespeare and 
Milton ; a Contrast in Life, Character, and Genius." 
Tbe prize is for fifty dollars, given by the late Dr. 
Thomas J. W. Pray, '44, of Dover, N. H., and is 
awarded each year to the best scholar in English 
literature aud original composition. The award is 
not announced till comraenceuient week. Essays 
for the prize must be in by June. 

Professor F. E. Woodruff has been delivering a 
series of lectures this term in Memorial Hall on 
" The Life and Character of Saint Paul." It is the 
custom of the T. M. C. A. to have such a course 
nearly every year, and the meetings are held on 
Wednesday afternoons. This year the number of 
lectures, taking up Saint Paul particularly from a 
historical point of view, have been about fifteen, 
aud the course has beeu very fine. 

Frank W. Davis, '85, who died last week at 
Cumberland Centre, was a member of Bowdoin's 
famous boat crew, which rowed against Cornell, 
Brown, and the University of Pennsylvania in tbe 
summer of '85. The other members of the crew 
were F. N. Whittier, '85 ; F. I. Brown, '85; aud F. M. 
Alexander, '85. The race was rowed near Worces- 
ter, Mass., and was won by Bowdoiu, making, at 
that time, the best intercollegiate record. 

The following, clipped fi-ora the editorial column 
of the Orient of just a year ago, will be read now 
with much interest : 

" When Colby, Bates, or the University of 
Maine can ofter as central a location, as good a 
track, and as generous prizes without asking any- 
thing in return, aud without necessitating any sur- 
render of independence on the part of the fitting 
schools, their offers can tbeu be considered." 

The committee appointed by the Maine confer- 
ence of the Congregationalist Church, to inspect 
the various departments of the college, were here 
last week. The committee was composed of the 
following men : Prof. G. C. Purington, Farming- 



ton, chairman; Rev. A. P. McDonald, North Water- 
ford; Kev. E. H. Abbott, Fryeburg; Rev. H. H. 
Noyes, New Gloucester, and Rev. H. N. Pringle, 
Eastport. They were very much pleased with the 
condition of the'college. 

To the already interesting autograph collection 
in the library an exceedingly valuable addition has 
been made by the recent gift of Robert C. Winthrop. 
The letters and autographs in this collection, 
arranged by his father. Governor Winthrop of Mas- 
sachusetts, for whom Winthrop Hall was named, 
comprise those of famous men iu every walk of life. 
Dolly Madison sends her regrets to a party to which 
she had received an invitation ; Henry Clay declines 
an invitation to a dinner which he says he would 
have made an especial effort to attend were the two 
ladies from Boston to be present — as they were 
not he feels obliged to send regrets; Sir Walter 
Scott is much pleased at being able to attend a 
hunting party, and President J. Q. Adams asks 
minute directions as to how he should use the eye- 
water his physician has prescribed for him. There 
are two or three letters of Washington quoted in 
Sparks' Life; a note by Abraham Lincoln appoint- 
ing certain cadets; and letters from Matthew Arnold, 
Washington Irving, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel 
Webster, and Beethoven. Not over-valuable his- 
torically, but intensely interesting and much to be 
desired. 

The lecture on Lafayette, dehvered on March 
9th, by Dr. Charlton T. Lewis of New York, was 
the most polished yet beard in the popular college 
course. Dr. Lewis warmly defended Lafayette's 
character and attacked, with no little vehemence, 
those who depreciate his name and fame. The 
lecturer knew well whereof he spoke, for his his- 
torical researches, both iu France and this country, 
have been most careful. He spoke of the firm 
friendship of Lafayette and Washington and of the 
influence, the essential influence, that the young 
Frenchman exercised during our Revolutionary 
War. He then discussed Lafayette's actions aud 
motives iu France and found them both praise- 
worthy and purely unselflsh. Dr. Lewis bad little 
sympathy with either Carlyle's or Napoleon's esti- 
ma*te of Lafayette's character; aud brought out 
clearly the noble statesmanship aud true consist- 
ency of he who was, more than any other, tbe 
Father of Liberty in France. Dr. Lewis's whole 
lecture was most carefully and clearly written and 
delivered, and his peroration was brilliant and 
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The March number of the Atlantic Monthly con- 
tains an article by President William DeWitt Hyde, 
entitled " President Eliot as an Educational Re- 
former." The article was occasioned by the recent 
publication in book form of President Eliot's col- 
lected educational addresses. It traces the evolu- 
tion of educational history for the past thirty years, 
shows the great advances that have been made iu 
college entrance regulations and college courses, 
and points out in particular the influence Harvard 
has had under President Eliot's administration in 
broadening and widening the sphere of college use- 
fulness. 

The New York Evening Post of Saturday, March 
4th, contains editorial comment on the system of 
personal instruction in vogue here at Bowdoin. 
Among other things it says: 

Bowdoin College, iu Maine, during the last few 
years, has been supplementing this traditional sys- 
tem with a new form of teaching. Classes still 
meet for recitations in the old way, but the work of 
instruction no longer ends iu the class-room. The 
Freshmen, for example, meet the professor of Latin 
in a body, as formerly; and then they go in small 
groups, usually of three or four students, to a tutor, 
who brings home to them individually the lessons 
which they have studied in the class. This more 
intimate personal instruction takes tlie form of a 
drill in grammar, practice in composition, and dis- 
cussion of topics related to the author studied, with 
special reference to the individual peculiarities of 
each student. Each departuient of science, also, 
has an assistant, who relieves the professor of the 
merely mechanical drudgery of preparing and 
removing materials, and who is available for an 
amount of guidance and direction of laboratory 
work which the professor alone would be unable to 
give. From the first this new system has justified 
itself, and now that it has been applied throughout 
the college. President Hyde is able to pronounce it 
an unqualified success, saying of it in his annual 
report : 

"The ideal of instruction at which the college 
has long been aiming, has at length been nearly 
realized. With very slight exceptions, class instruc- 
tion is given exclusively by experienced and mature 
professors; and the work of tutors is limited to 
supplementing the work of the professor by more 
intimate personal instruction in groups of three or 
four students. No expenditure which the college 
makes brings larger returns, in proportion to cost, 
than this, which provides for the faithful individual 
work of these youug men, fresh from the college 
and the university, and eager to fit themselves for 
more responsible positions as teachers and profes- 
sors. At trifling cost to the college, it gives to the 
more promising candidates for the profession of 
teaching a valuable apprenticeship. It imparts 
deflniteness, reality, and inspiration to the work of 
the students, and it retains about the college a 



group of earnest and studious young men who form 
a valuable link between the student body and the 
permanent members of the Faculty." 

The fourth in the series of lectures given at 
Memorial Hall, this winter, was delivered by Dr. 
Charlton T. Lewis of New York, on Thursday even- 
ing. Dr. Lewis, besides being a successful business 
man and Secretary of the New York Insurance 
Association, is well knowu by his literary produc- 
tions. This winter he is delivering a series of fifteen 
lectures at Harvard and Columbia on the different 
aspects of insurance. The subject of Dr. Lewis's 
lecture before the college was " Lafayette." Dr. 
Lewis closed his lecture with an eloquent appeal 
for the place in which Lafayette should be held by 
Americans, and placed him second to Washington 
only, as a statesman, a patriot, and a philanthropist. 



With the approach of spring increasing interest 
is shown in the outlook for the base-ball team dur- 
ing its season. At the beginning of the present 
term Captain Bacon took charge of all who desired 
to take the base-ball training, and has since kept 
his men steadily at work. There are two squads, 
which meet for practice four times a week in the 
Gymnasium. No out-door work, of course, has yet 
been done, but the training in the cage is quite as 
essential as hard work on the field. The men 
taking this training number about thirty, and are 
as follows; 

Outfielders— R. M. Greenlaw, '99; F. A. Stan- 
wood, 1902; W. E. Jonah, med., 1900; G. M. Parker, 
1901; W. B. Adams, '99; J.C.Pearson, 1900; R. 
E. Bragg, 1901 ; W. H. Smith, '99. 

Infielders—A. W. Clark, 1900 ; W. B. Clarke, 
'99; L. 0. Taylor, 1901; P. L. Pottle, 1900; C. G. 
Willard, 1900; P. C. Haskell, '99; E. S. Hadlock, 
'99; F. E. Hoyt, 1902; E. B. Folsom, 1902; J. H. 
Sinkinson, 1902; S. W. Noyes, 1902; H. H. Clond- 
man, 1901 ; H. B. Neagle, '99. 

Battery Positions— J. E. Wignott, '99; W. T. 
Libby, '99; G. L. Pratt, 1901 ; B. E. Kelley, 1902; 
H. B. Eastman, 1902; B. S. Philoon, '99; F. U. 
Ward, 1900; J. H. White, 1901 ; C. B. Flint, 1901 ; 
H. 0. Bacon, 1900. 

In this list are included all the members of last 
year's team except Stanwood, '98, who played cen- 
ter-field, and Bryant, med., who played third base. 
Of the out-fielders, Greenlaw, '99, the captain of 



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last year's team, will probably keep his old positio*n 
of left field. It cauaot yet be told who of the large 
number of candidates will play at centre; and for 
right there are a number who played in that position 
last year, including Smith, '99, Clark and Jonah, 
1900, Tyler and Cloiidman, 1901. Ou second base 
we shall probably find Haskell, '99, who played in 
most of the games last season and from the in-field- 
ers a man for third can easily be selected. 

Captain Bacon will alternate with Libby in the 
pitcher's box and on first bases. Other promising 
pitchers are Pratt, 1901 ; White, 1901 ; Kelley, 1902. 
For catchers there are Wignott, '99, who caught 
last season. Ward, 1900, Philoon, '99, Flint, 1901, 
Eastman, 1902, and Trainer, 1902. It is too early 
to state how most of the positions will be filled ; 
but there is plenty of material, and though there 
will be no second nine as last year, each man will 
be given a chance to do his best in his best place. 

During the first of the season there will prob- 
ably be two coaches. W. C. Sherman of Massachu- 
setts, who will be the first, will come the first of 
April, to remain about two weeks. Mr, Sherman 
is a base-ball player of the first class, having pitched 
a number of seasons for the Melrose Athletic Asso- 
ciation and Boston A. A. He has also played on 
the Carters as pitcher and at center. Following 
Mr. Sherman, Fred W. Woodcock, of Brown, will 
assume direction of the team. Mr. Woodcock's 
reputation as center-fielder at Dartmouth and 
pitcher at Brown is well known. Manager Whitney 
has arranged the following schedule of games: 

April 27 (Fast Day), open. May 3, Harvard, at 
Cambridge. May 6, U. of M., at Orono. May 9, 
Tufts, at College Hill. May 10, Brown, at Provi- 
dence. May 12, U. of M., at Brunswick'. May l(i, 
Dartmouth, at Hanover. May 17, Dartmouth, at 
Hanover. May 20, open. May 24; Colby, at Water- 
ville. May 27, open. May 30, Bates, at Lewistou. 
June 3, Tufts, at Brunswick. June 7, Bates, at 
Brunswick. June 9 (Ivy-Day forenoon), Colby, at 
Brunswick. June 19, University of Toronto, at 
Brunswick. 




Drew Theological Seminary has recently received 
from unknown persons a gift of $100,000, which is 
to be used for building purposes. 



The entire property of the universities and col- 
leges of the United States is valued at $200,000,000. 
One-fourth of it belongs to four universities. 



.—Hon. Joseph William- 
bon was made a Fellow of the Ameri- 
can Geographical Society at its meet- 
ing in New York, February 20th. 
'53. — The Saturday Evening Post, in the 
last number, has a word about Chief-Justice Fuller, 
whom the editor calls "The Most Fortunate Man 
in the Laud." It is an interesting fact, that since 
the establishment of the ofBce of Chief Justice of 
the Supreme Court of the United States, there have 
been only seven incumbents of that honorable 
position —less than one-third of the number of 
Presidents, though the oflice of President and 
Chief Justice were established concurrently. John 
Jay was the first, Melville W. Fuller the seventh to 
occupy this illustrious post, more even to be desired 
than the Presidency, since the labor and responsi- 
bility are less, the honor almost as exalted, and the 
position a life one. 

The present Chief Justice was born and bred in 
the Pine Tree State, and earned his first money 
teaching in its backwoods, but his fame as a lawyer 
was gained in the Windy City, froai whence he was 
appointed by President Cleveland to fill the place 
made vacant by the death of Morrison R. Waite. 

It was as natural that Mr. Fuller should become 
a lawyer as it is natural that a bird should fly or a 
fish should swim. He came of a family of lawyers. 
His father and his father's father were lawyers, 
both his paternal and maternal uncles were lawyers, 
and his mother's father, Nathan Weston, was Chief 
Justice of Maine. When the time came for him to 
choose a profession there was no hesitancy on the 
part of young Fuller, and he had not been practic- 
ing many years before his annual income amounted 
to a small fortune. 

Chief Justice Puller is an alumnus of Bowdoin 
College, and a college mate of Senator Frye. These 
two noted men, through all their separation, kept 
up their boyish intimacy, and are like brothers. 

The Chief Justice is remarkably handsome. 
His hair and moustache are silvery, his face pallid, 
his features clear-cut and intelligent, but he is 
below the average in size, being extreuiely short 
and spare of figure, and presents a striking contrast 



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to bis immediate companious on the Bencli — the 
men who sit on either side of him, Justice Harlan 
and Justice Grey, both of whom are giants in height 
• and girth. The difference is even more marlied 
when the men appear without the gowns which the 
justices invariably wear when the court is in session. 

"Git on ter de giant an de dwarf," called an 
irreverent street arab after the Chief Justice and 
his associate, Justice Harlan, as they walked down 
Pennsylvania Avenue the other day on their way 
home. 

'CO.^Nine members of the New York delegation 
gave Speaker Reed a farewell dinner in Washington 
on Saturday evening, March 4th. All the members 
of the party had seated themselves about the table 
when Representative Wallace T. Foote arose, and 
in a brief speech presented to Speaker Reed a 
handsome loving-cup, as a token of the esteem and 
regard of the delegation. The cup is of Renais- 
sance design and about J 8 inches high, with beauti- 
ful carved base and handles. Upon one side is the 
inscription : "To the Speaker, from the boys of the 
New York delegation. Fifty-fifth Congress, March 
4,1899." 

On the other side are the names of Repre- 
sentatives Charles G. Bennett, Israel F. Fischer, 
Wallace T. Foote, Jr., Warren B. Hooker, Lucius 
M. Littauer, Benjamin B. Odell, Jr., James S. Sher- 
man, George F. Southwick, and William L. Ward, 
the donors of the cup. Repi'esentative Foote paid 
a glowing tribute to Speaker Reed, in which he said, 
in part : 

" It would be easy enough to speak of him as our 
country knows hiiii. I would tell of how he has stood 
like Horatius, almost single-handed, holding in 
check the spoilers; of the courage and true patriot- 
ism he showed when he defied the storm of criti- 
cism and abuse from puny politicians, whose creed 
is present success to themselves — men who cannot 
comprehend the broad principles of a nation's 
ultimate good nor discern the true statesman whose 
sole motive is to establish them. I would tell of 
that hero-gift, the power to co