(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Bowdoin Orient"

BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 19, 1899. 



No. 1. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babe, 1900, Editor-iu-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

ISLAY F. McCoRMiCK, 1900, Busiuess Manager. 

Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 

Harry C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 

Harry E. Walker, 1901. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 

Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. 

Per annum, in advance, ..... $2.00. 
Single Copies, . . . . . . 10 Cents. 

Extra Qopies can be obtained at the boolistores or on applica- 
tion to the Business IManager. 

liemitlances should be made to the Business itfanager. Com- 
munications in regard to all other mattei-s should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 
Vol. XXIX., No. 1.— April 19, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 1 

The Bowdoin Club of New York 5 

College News 6 

Athletics 7 

Personals 7 

Obituary 9 

EDITORIAL NOTES. 

Thanks to Editors now peacefully at rest, 
and thanks to general college sentiment, the 
time seems favorable for making a reality of 
the long discussed idea of changing the design 
which for years has graced the cover of this 
humble publication to one more in accord- 
ance with the desire of both alumni and under- 
graduates, and of making a weekly of the 
Orient, incidentally restricting the subject 
matter to that legitimate for a college news- 
paper. 

Arguments pro and con for these moves 



are too well known to need more space here ; 
nor can it be held, even by the most conserva- 
tive, that the pros are not far in excess of the 
cons. We therefore request the hearty sup- 
port of alumni, undergraduates and friends 
in this change teeming with difficulties, most 
titanic as viewed in our inexperience. True, 
failure will reap censure and jeers, how de- 
servedly It isn't for us to say, but this seems 
insignificant in our enthusiasm to produce 
such a publication as is demanded by the field 
forced on us by our contemporary, the Quill. 
This field requires a pure, typical college 
newspaper ; current in news, unbiased in criti- 
cism, and accurate in representation of col- 
lege policy and spirit ; and such would we 
make the Orient. 

The old Board has enthused us with plenty 
of good wholesome spirit, and directed our 
beginnings with much fatherly advice ; for 
which all we feel heartily grateful and thank 
them accordingly, but most helpful is the 
opening they have made for the new Orient 
and the high ideal which they have set in each 
and every department of volume twenty- 
eight. 

Bowdoin is actively progressive to-day, 
and improvements in the several aspects of 
her existence are not by any means infrequent. 
The Orient wishes to bind Faculty and sons 
of Bowdoin together in this progress, and 
aspires to make a step in this forward move- 
ment; all she asks is fair treatment, moral 
support and to be recognized as a true and 
representative institution of the college. 



The current year marks the adoption in 
permanent form of the elective system which 
the college has been developing for the past 
dozen years. There are few institutions in 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



the country which allow so large a portion of 
the course of study to be chosen by the stu- 
dent himself. A permanent schedule of hours 
has been established ; so that the student can 
see in advance what combinations of studies 
it is possible to make ; and plan accordingly. 

A new system of book-keeping has been 
adopted, by which each student has a page to 
himself, on which appears the subjects which 
he offered for admission to college, and the 
results of his examination upon them ; and 
also all the courses he takes in college, and 
the rank attained in each. Thus each student 
iij filling in from term to term a page wherein 
for years to come one can see at a glance pre- 
cisely what he has done, and what he has 
failed to do, throughout his college course. 

The elective system, however, is not a 
panacea for all the ills of college life. While 
it makes possible for every student a vastly 
superior education to that afforded under the 
old required plan, it also makes it possible for 
those who are so disposed to get a poorer 
education than the worst that the old system 
allowed. The required system compelled a 
student to keep pegging away at Latin, Greek, 
and mathematics long enough to acquire by 
sheer force of habit^ if in no more strenuous 
fashion, a certain familiarity with the rudi- 
ments of these studies. Under a system of 
free choice it is possible to elect a series of 
unrelated elementary studies in such a way 
as to acquire only a smattering of many 
things, without thorough mastery of any one. 
Excessive specialization is also a possible evil 
which the elective system permits. 

The range of electives now offered in Bow- 
doin College is not large enough to make 
either of these evils serious. 

There is, however, one evil against which 
it seems desirable to be on our guard. While 
the majority of the students respond to the 
increased opportunities which the elective 
courses afford with earnestness and enthu- 
siasm, and the scholarly spirit is much more 
fully manifested in the latter than in the earlier 



portions of the course ; yet the dull and the 
indolent find it much easier to pass muster 
in the Junior or Senior, than in the Fresh- 
man year. In order to insure that all shall 
receive under the elective system at least as 
valuable a drill as the poorest had to get under 
the required system, it may be necessary to 
add to the requirements for graduation the 
requirement that each student shall have 
received a rank of not less than seven on a 
scale of eight in six elective courses (that is 
four hours a week for two years) in some 
single department. Such a requirement of 
Quality in some one department, m addition 
to present requirement of quantity of work, 
would remedy the one evil which is otherwise 
inherent in such freedom as is now enjoyeci 
at Bowdoin College. 

Another change involved in the gradual 
transition from class to departmental lines in 
the course of study will be the discontinuance 
of the Senior vacation. This has already 
been reduced to a single week ; and the Class 
of 99 may well make the most of this relic 
of ancient prerogative and dignity; as the 
mingling of Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors 
in the same elective courses is destined to 
make one period of examination for all a prac- 
tical necessitv. 



At last the Bates-Bowdoin Foot-Ball Con- 
troversy has been settled, and fortunately 
without any unsportsmanlike act or state- 
ment by those concerned. The manager 
should receive the approbation of the stu- 
dents for his persistency in claiming that 
which he as well as the college, felt was justly 
due to the coffers of the Foot-Ball Associa- 
tion. The committee, composed of Barrett 
Potter, who most ably presented Bowdoin's 
side, W. H. Judkins, the Bates representative, 
and Charles E. Littlefield, neutral, presented 
their decision in the following written state- 
ment : 

In the matter of the reference of the con- 
troversy between the Bates and Bowdoin foot- 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



ball teams under the annexed agreement, the 
undersigned, Wilbur H. Judkins of Lewiston, 
having been selected by the Bates team, Bar- 
rett Potter of Brunswick having been selected 
by the Bowdoin team, and Charles E. Little- 
field of Rockland having been agreed upon by 
the said Judkins and Potter as the third ref- 
eree, having fully heard the parties by their 
witnesses and counsel, we feel that we can 
congratulate the parties upon the fairness, 
courtes)' and gentlemanly manner which has 
characterized the presentation of the case upon 
both sides, and upon the further fact that, 
while the controversy evidently is the result 
of a misunderstanding, there is nothing in the 
history of the transaction that justifies the 
inference that there has been any want of good 
faith upon the part of either party, or any 
desire on the part of any one to act otherwise 
than in an honorable and sportsmanlike man- 
ner. While we are satisfied that the Bates 
manager and the advisory board to which he 
was responsible, fully believed that an arrange- 
ment had been made with the Bowdoin man- 
ager for a return game at Lewiston in 1898 
for a guarantee of fifty dollars, in order to 
find this arrangement binding upon both par- 
ties, we must be also satisfied that such ar- 
rangement was actually agreed upon between 
the Bates and Bowdoin managers. 

We are equally well satisfied, however, 
that the Bowdoin manager and the advisory 
board to which he was responsible did not so 
understand it, that the minds of the parties 
did not meet upon such an agreement, and 
that there was, therefore, no such agreement 
relative to the game of 1898. In the absence 
of an agreement as to the division of the pro- 
ceeds, it is claimed on the part of Bowdoin 
that there is a usage or custom in foot-ball 
contests which requires the net proceeds in a 
great or "big game," as the game in contro- 
versy, considered in connection with foot-ball 
history in this State, is claimed to have been, 
to be divided equally. Such a custom or 
usage must operate independently of an agree- 
ment. It eliminates the idea of an agreement. 

We are not able to find that any such usage 
or custom exists. While it is true that in 
case of large games the proceeds are fre- 
quently divided equally by agreement, our 
attention has not been called to any game 
where the division of the proceeds has not 
been provided for by an agreement antedat- 
mg the game. We cannot, then, in this case. 



hold that there is any usage or custom govern- 
ing the 1898 game, in accordance with which 
the net proceeds should be equally divided. 
It only remains, therefore, for us to say 
how, under all the circumstances, the pro- 
ceeds of this game should be fairly and equit- 
ably divided, and we therefore determine that 
President Chase, who now holds the funds, 
pay to the Bates Foot-Ball Association the 
sum of two hundred and sixty-four dollars 
and forty cents ($264.40), and to the Bowdoin 
Foot-Ball Association the sum of one hundred 
and sixty-eight dollars and sixty cents 
($168.60), it appearing that there now remains 
in his hands, as the net proceeds of said game, 
the sum of four hundred and thirty-three dol- 
lars. In making this award, we do not take 
into account the fact that there is an item of 
special expense, amounting to an agreed sum 
of twenty (20) dollars, which is to be paid by 
the Bowdoin manager to the Bates manager 
by an agreement independently of this award. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Charles E. Littlefield, 
W; H. Judkins, 
Barrett Potter. 



In speaking in a reminiscent strain before 
the Junior Mineralogy Class a few days ago 
Professor Robinson drew a very interesting 
verbal picture of, college life 25 years since. 
Just 25 years ago this term Professor Robin- 
son was called to Bowdoin to fill the position 
of Laboratory Instructor, after having passed 
but nine months enrollment as a Bowdoin 
alumnus. 

The catalogue boasted 218 students in the 
literary college; 39 Seniors, 51 Juniors, 50 
Sophomores and 74 Freshmen, aggregating 
but few less than are matriculated to-day. 
Some of the names are quite familiar to the 
present undergraduates and highly respected 
by all who enjoy their acquaintance. Profes- 
sor Little and Lieutenant Peary were inno- 
cent Freshmen that year and presumably suf- 
fered all the Freshmen's ills, while Professor 
Johnson was as dignified and energetic a 
Senior as ever wore cap and gown, doubtless 
protecting our present librarian from many a 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



bloody Sophomore, of whom Arlo Bates was 
a sturdy member. Other names too numerous 
to mention and destined to be estimable sons 
of their Ahiia Mater were struggling with 
"Math" and Butler's Analogy as valiently as 
similar battles are waged to-day. 

The famous " Drill Rebellion '" occurred 
during this term. Major, now General San- 
ger, was drill master, and his discipline 
smacked so much of West Point that discon- 
tent and restlessness finally emerged in an 
open rebellion, earning a vacation for the 
students such as occurred in the history of 
our present Senior Class ; home persuasion 
rose to the occasion, and the rebels returned 
to the stern rule of the Major. Of all the 
present Faculty Professor Chapman was the 
only familiar face among the Faculty of that 
day, being a tutor in the department which he 
so ably fills at present. Tutor Moore of Phi 
Chi fame was one of the assistants in Chemis- 
try, and his genial and pleasant ways were so 
marred by "Faculty Dignity" that the stu- 
dents adopted the words which live so well 
to-day to remove this objection. Professor 
Sargent was the director of the " Gym," using 
this method to provide funds to pay his tui- 
tion through Bnmswick High School and 
Bowdoin College. From a "professional" in 
a circus Professor Sargent became a student, 
instructor and director in the line of work 
which he fills to-day ; a call from Yale took 
him from our campus, from whence he went 
to New York, opening a private gymnasium, 
and finally accepting a call from Harvard, 
where he is to-day. 

Bowdoin ranked extremely high in her 
different branches in those good old days ; 
Classical, Scientific, Medical, and Engineer- 
ing courses were open to the option of Fresh- 
men. A laboratory had just been added to 
the Scientific department ; Memorial was one 
large hall, not having been finished on the 
inside ; the site of the present " Gym " was 
occupied by unbroken grass green, while it is 
whispered, the gentle kine sedately cropped 
I 



the green where to-day Art stands forth in 
gorgeous magnificence. 



The last term of the year, and possibly 
the liveliest, is now lightly speeding along 
towards the end of the college year. Athlet- 
ics, field, track, court, and diamond, hold 
honors for our respective teams ; whether 
more or less than in past years depends not 
inconsiderably upon the whole body of stu- 
dents. Ivy Day, Prize Speaking, Com- 
mencement with its many attributes approach 
with all their display of ability, finery, and 
parental pride ; giving to the world outside 
more than a mere peep of the process and the 
results of the evolution from a simple, mild 
Freshman to a Senior pregnant with literary 
acumen. 'Tis a shame not to put the whole 
soul into our college life during this the best 
term of the three. Athletics need support of 
various kinds, among which sympathy and 
encouragement are not the least. Gala days 
are indeed inspection days ; and in these con- 
tests, be it Commencement stage or Prize 
Speaking platform, the public suppose they 
are listening to the best productions of the 
elite. The only possible regret is that such a 
supposition may not be the reality, otherwise 
we would be truly represented, and we flatter 
ourselves that no fear need be felt from a true 
representation. 



The Orient wishes to call the attention of 
the Faculty and of all organizations within 
the campus borders to the invitation, which 
is herewith extended, to use its columns for 
announcements of interest or of importance to 
its readers. All such notices must be in the 
hand of the Editor-in-Chief before Sunday 
evening in order to be published the following 
Wednesday. This scheme will be a great im- 
provement in bringing notices before the stu- 
dents, inasmuch as the bulletin-board is often 
robbed of its messages either by nature or the 
son of nature ; and the efforts of the board and 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



a regular place reserved between the Orient 
covers will be the system used to make the 
using of the Orient as an announcement 
medium permanent. 



It is perhaps not out of place to say just a 
word about the financial standing of the 
Orient as it starts out upon the rather pre- 
carious plan of weekly issues. A college pub- 
lication to be a success must not only meet the 
purposes for which it is intended, but must be 
made to pay its running expenses. To sat- 
isfy both these demands the literary and finan- 
cial editors must have the support of the whole 
active college and a goodly number of alumni. 
In order to make the Orient a weekly every 
man in college must take it and pay for it. 
There are now eighty men in college who, for 
reasons best known to themselves, do not take 
the Orient; there are also those who do take 
it but never pay for it. 

The Orient is not, as some seem to think, 
a fertile field for plunder ; but the manager is 
held personally responsible for every dollar 
of his contract ; and if he fails in making his 
collections it does not relieve him of his liabil- 
ity to the printer. 

The retiring manager has worked faithfully 
and at a great sacrifice to his rank and other 
interests to bring the Orient out square. 
But there are still about fifty men in college 
owing the Orient. Upon these and a few 
delinquent alumni the Orient still relies to 
support the statement that all bills will be paid 
this year. It is no small task to meet these 
fifty subscribers and ask them for the fiftieth 
time to balance their accounts. Bowdoin men 
are loyal supporters of athletics ; but no man 
can better show his loyalty to his college in 
general and to athletics in particular than by 
rendering liberal aid to the Orient, which is 
at once' the organ of college life and a record 
of college athletics. 



Dr. WhiUier began his course with the Medics 
in Histology and Bacteriology April ist. 



THE BOWDOIN CLUB OF NEW 
YORK. 

The graduates of the college in the last ten 
or twelve classes now living in New York 
City have recently organized a dinner club. 
The fii-st dinner was held at the Brevoort 
House the evening of the twelfth of February. 
Fourteen men from the classes between 1890 
and 1897 were present, and the dinner was 
most successful. A. S. Ridley, '90, was chosen 
President ; Edgar G. Pratt, '97, Secretary ; 
and an Executive Committee, composed of 
the President, Secretary, and Henry H. 
Pierce, '96, was elected to arrange for the 
holding of future dinners, of which it is in- 
tended to have five or six each winter. The 
second dinner was held at the Brevoort House 
Saturday, y\pril 8th, and the third will take 
place May 20th. There are between thirty 
and forty Bowdoin men in New York from the 
last twelve classes, and the movement prom- 
ises to be most successful. Those present at 
the second dinner were Charles A. Whitney, 
M.D., Med. '87 ; A. S. Ridley, '90 ; A. K. New- 
man and Henry E. Cutts, '91 ; James D. Mer- 
riman and Frank H. Cothren, '92; Philip 
Shaw, '93; Frederick B. Smith, Sterling Fes- 
senden, and Henry H. Pierce, '96; and Edgar 
G. Pratt and Eugene L. Bodge, '97. 

The President, A. S. Ridley, acted as toast- 
master, and almost every one present spoke, 
but the dinner was most informal in character 
and was very greatly enjoyed by all. "Phi 
Chi," "Bowdoin Beata," and all the old songs 
were sung, and every one manifested a great 
deal of college spirit and enthusiasm. It is 
intended that these dinners shall not only 
bring the younger graduates in l^ew York 
together several times a year, but that the 
organization formed shall have as its primary 
object the advancement of the interests of the 
college in that city and mutual help and sup- 
port among the Bowdoin men there. A com- 
mittee consisting of Ridley, '90, Newman, '91, 
and Bodge, '97, was chosen to prepare and 
forward to the Base-Ball Association a set of 



6 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



resolutions expressive of the great interest and 
most loyal good-will and support of the 
younger graduates in New York throughout 
the coming season. The same feeling was 
expressed by all the speakers. The meeting- 
broke up after midnight, the club voting to 
hold its next dinner May 20th. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 

The Bugle will be out in two weeks (?). 

Churchill, 'gg, is teaching in Winthrop. 

Coach Richards will be here the twentieth. 

Bragdon, igoo, is teaching in Norway High 
School. 

The Freshmen are hard at work on the tennis 
courts. 

Kaharl, 'gg, is teaching in the Grammar School 
in town. 

Watson, '02, spent his vacation visiting friends 
at Harvard. 

Clarke, '01, is rapidly recovering from an attack 
of scarlet fever. 

The Deutscher Verein met Wednesday evening 
with Smith and Lavertu. 

Sturgis, '99, is spending the month of April in 
Camden, South Carolina. 

Greek 6 is reading the Frogs of Aristophanes 
and considering Grecian comedy. 

Hayden, 'gg, Bragg, Swett and Foster, '01, spent 
a portion of their vacation in Boston. 

The work of the Seniors in German will consist 
of a seven-hundred-and-fifty-word theme each week. 

In attempting to wet Freshmen now and then 
an upper classman has suffered at the hands of his 
fellows. 

When Captain Godfrey, solicits your subscrip- 
tion for track athletics, remember the cause and 
be liberal. 

Work on the new railroad station has begun, 
and the monotony of a walk down town is broken 
by the unwonted activity in that vicinity. 

About twenty-tive of the students attended the 
dance given by the Minnehaha Club last Thursday 
evening and report a very pleasant time. 

Sun and wind are rapidly removing the snow 
from the athletic field, and out-door practice for 
the base-ball and track teams will soon begin. 
( 



A letter box has been placed near the chapel, 
from which collections will be made four times 
each day, in the forenoon at 6.30 and g.45; in the 
afternoon at 1.30 and 4.45. One collection will be 
made on Sunday at 5 P.M. 

The new course in English Composition, under 
Mr. H. E. Andrews, '94, bids fair to be very popu- 
lar. It is a Sophomore course, but is also open to 
Juniors and Seniors and has been elected by sev- 
eral of them. The work is based upon Barrett 
Wendall's lectures on English Composition, and 
short daily themes with four or more longer ones 
during the term will be required. Three hours will 
be given each week to class work, and the instruc- 
tor will meet each student individually once a 
week. Several lectures will also be given. 

Henry F. Cochems, a special student in the Har- 
vard Law School, broke all college records of 
strength tests by making a total of 1761J points. 
The best previous record was held by Godfrey of 
Bowdoin, with a total of 1716. Harvard's best pre- 
vious record was made by Lovering, 'g/, whose 
total was 16G0 points. Cochems was formerly on 
the University of Wisconsin team. He lives at 
Sturgeon Bay, Wis. At the University of Wiscon- 
sin he was the leading athlete. He is 5 feet 11 
inches tall and weighs 167 pounds. His strength 
record in detail was as follows: Legs 660, back 410, 
chinning and dipping 49gi, lungs 2g, right forearm 
91, left forearm 72, total 1761*. 

The action of Cony High School of Augusta last 
week in rejecting a resolution seeking to revive the 
M. I. S. A. A. insures the success of the annual 
meet of the Maine fitting schools in Brunswick 
under the control of the Bowdoin College Athletic 
Association. This action of Cony High will cause 
other schools to follow suit. 

Professor MacDonald has assigned to History 3 
for outside reading this term the following: 



Macaulay's History of England, vol. Ill, chap. 11, 

14 and 15. 
Macaulay's Essay on Warren Hastings. 
Lecky's History of England, vol. Ill, chap. II. 
Green's Short History of the English People, 

chap 10. 

II. 
Lecky's History of England, vol. I, chap, i and 2; 

vol. IV, chap. 15. 
Macaulay's Essay on Chatham. 
Green's History of the English People, vol. IV, 
book g. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



New York has banished six-day athletic contests. 

Bates will play Yale and Harvard at foot-ball 
next fall. 

Much interest is aroused by the approaching 
debate between Colby and Bates students, which will 
take place in Lewiston. 

Captain Bacon pitched for North Attleboro, who 
defeated Brown at Providence last Saturday. The 
papers report him as being very effective in the box. 

Several of the students are interested in the liv- 
ing whist which will be produced in Brunswick 
town hall under the auspices of the Universalist 
society, Thursday and Friday evenings. 

Mr. Algier V. Currier, instructor in art, who has 
been confined to his home in Hallowell by a severe 
attack of rheumatism, is better. It is not yet known 
when he will be able to resume his classes. 

Williams, formerly a student here, a well-known 
New England league player and who was with the 
Toronfos of the Kastern league last season, has been 
signed by the Washington National league team. 
Williams will pitch for Brunswick, which plays Bow- 
doin in Brunswick Fast Day. 

The base-ball managers of the Intercollegiate 
Association met at Colby last Friday. Several mat- 
ters of interest were discussed. The Wright & 
Ditson league ball was adopted. The treasurer of 
the association was ordered to secure a '99 pennant, 
which should be of green color in body with white 
letters. William P. Carpenter as umpire for the 
league games was agreed upon. It was the uni- 
versal sentiment that every possible means should 
be used to stop "yagging." The managers pres- 
ent were Whitney of Bowdoin, Bassett of Bates, 
Dascombe of Colby, and Downey of University of 
Maine. 



ATHLETICS. 

The base-ball squad came back Thursday of 
vacation week to find the field buried beneath a foot 
of snow and ice. Manager Whitney at once made 
arrangements for having the ice removed, and mean- 
while the squad practiced in the gym. The first 
out-door practice was on Tuesday, the lith. While 
it is still too early to make any accurate prophecies, 
the indications are that the team will be strong in 
the field, and better than last year's team at the bat. 

Pennell, the old Bates and Lewiston player, is 
trying for a place behind the bat. In the days when 
he played in Lewiston, Pennell could hit like a 



pile-driver and steal bases like a kleptomaniac, and 
in his work in the cage he bids fair to regain his 
old-time form. Trainer, Med., is rather light for a 
catcher, but is very quick and has a good throw to 
second. Wignott's work is too well known to need 
comment. He has not yet been out with the squad, 
but will soon appear. Captain Bacon and Libby 
will pitch in the big games, while Pratt will also 
pitch a number. Pratt has shown marked improve- 
ment over last year, and is capable of pitching good 
ball. He and Bacon will probably alternate on 
first. For second, there are Haskell, '99, and Hoyt, 
'02. Haskell has the advantage of experience 
while Hoyt is fast, and covers plenty of ground. 
Albert Clarke is practically sure of short-stop, not 
only because of his experience but because of his 
speed as an infielder. There are several candidates 
for third, among them being Hadlock, Neagle, Pot- 
tle, Hannigan, Med., Kelley, '02, and Parker. 
Parker has played ball but little, yet at present seems 
to be the best of the lot. Ex-Captain Greenlaw 
will, as usual, cover most of the outfield, the men 
at present trying for the other two positions being 
Tyler, Stanwood, Pearson, Noyes and W. B. Clarke. 
It will be hard to fill Teddy Stanwood's shoes, but 
there are several candidates who are trying their 
best to do so. 

There are but a few days left before the first 
game, and the team will not be picked until the last 
moment. The fact that a man makes the nine in 
one of the first games will not ensure the place to 
him, for there are a number of candidates for every 
position who will make the successful man hustle 
to maintain his position throughout the season. 



PERSONflLS. 

'40. — Edmund Chadwick died April 9, 1899, at 
his home in Starkey, Yates County, N. Y. He was 
born in Middleton, N. H., January, 1812, and entered 
college as a Junior. After graduation he spent two 
years in Nashville, Tenn., teaching, and then pur- 
sued theological study at Lane, Cincinnati, and 
Bangor Seminaries, graduating at Bangor in 1845. 
He was ordained to the ministry at Franklin, N. H., 
but ill health compelled him to give up his profes- 
sion, and he became a teacher in Starkey, N. Y., 
where he was principal of the seminary from 1847 
to 1867. He was at one time president of the county 
teachers' association, and also loan commissioner 
in his county for the United States Deposit Fund 
(School Fund) for New York State. He married 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



in 1848, Cassandra Deplacey Hobare, who died in 
1849. He married again Adaline Ward, by whom 
he had lour sons and three daughters. 

'53- — Miss Jane Brown Fuller, daughter of Chief 
Justice and Mrs. Fuller, was married in St. Johns 
Church, Washington, April 12, 1899, to Mr. Na- 
thaniel Leavitt Francis of Boston. Miss Anna 
Sabine of Bangor was one of the bridesmaids. A 
reception at the Fuller residence followed the cere- 
mony, among the guests being the associate jus- 
tices of the Supreme Court and their families. Sec- 
retary and Mrs. Hay, Mrs. Hobart, Secretary and 
Mrs. Gage, Attorney-General and Mrs. Griggs, 
Postmaster-General and Mrs. Smith, Secretary and 
Miss Wilson, the French, German and Russian 
ambassadors, and nearly the entire diplomatic corps. 

'^y. — James Charles Strout died at the home of 
his brother, A. C. Strout, in Thomaston, Maine, 
March 27, 1899. Mr. Strout was born in Portland, 
April 16, 1834, and was the son of Lemuel and 
Louisa (Cotton) Strout. He prepared for college 
at Thomaston Academy, and entered Bowdoin 
with the Class of '.56, but failed to graduate with 
his class on account of sickness. After graduation 
he went to Boston where he remained until 1862, 
when he enlisted in the 22d Massachusetts Volun- 
teers, and served one year, when he was discharged 
for disability incurred in the service. Later in 1863 
he entered the law office of Somes, Brown & Co. 
in Washington, but was soon afterward appointed 
to a clerkship in the ordnance division of the War 
Department. Here he remained until 1866 when 
he resigned to accept a position in the Congressional 
Library. For thirty-two years he remained in the 
library, and during the last few years he held the 
position of third assistant librarian. In October of 
last year he was compelled to resign because of ill 
health. He took great interest in his work and was 
specially commended by his sviperior officers. Of 
Mr. Strout, General Ellis Spear, '58, says: 

■' For one so unobtrusive he was very well known 
here (Washington), but of him nothing but good 
was known. I think he was employed in the 
Library of Congress considerably more than thirty 
years, and in all that time he gave intelligent and 
faithful service in full and even overflowing meas- 
ure. His fidelity not only in his public, but also 
in his private duties was absolute .... He thoroughly 
understood his business, and attended to it with 
even more painstaking care than if it had been his 
own. In his church relations he showed the same 
zeal and industry. He was a member of the Assem- 
bly Presbyterian Church, and for many years in 
charge of its Sunday-school library. .. .To this 
work he largely devoted his evenings. Books were 
( 



the only luxuries in which he indulged. He lived 
among books and loved them, but he was no recluse 
. . . .He was thoroughly loyal to his Alma Mater and 
took a keen interest in his fellow-graduates. He 
was secretary of the Bowdoin Alumni Association 
of this city (Washington) from the time of its 
organization until he was compelled by ill health to 
relinquish the office. At the last meeting of the 
association, at which Chief Justice Fuller presided, 
resolutions of sympathy were passed, expressive of 
the sympathy of the members with Mr. Strout in 
his sickness and the high esteem in which he was 
held by them. The tribute wa_s a hearty one and 
well deserved. .. .He left only friends. I do not 
think he ever had an enemy, or ever consciously 
did anything which he believed to be wrong. His 
life was well spent, and only benedictions follow 
him." 

'61. — Thomas W. Hyde has withdrawn from the 
congressional race in the second district. His 
action was somewhat disappointing to his support- 
ers, but his physicians .have advised him to have 
nothing to do with the excitement which is incident 
to a political campaign. 

'67. — Hon. Stanley Plummer of Dexter, State 
senator from Penobscot, is a candidate for the pres- 
idency of the next Senate, and seems to be far in 
the lead of any others who have been mentioned 
lor the position. 

'90. — Dr. A. Vincent Smith of Middleboro, Mass., 
has recently been appointed an associate medical 
examiner for Plymouth County. 

'91. — The following item from the White Moun- 
tain Times, which appeared under the head of "Bart- 
lett News," will be of interest to Mr. Home's friends 
at Bowdoin: 

" Last Sunday evening Rev. J. R. Home closed 
his pastorate of four and one-half years in this 
place, by a farewell address reviewing the work that 
has been done during that time. He spoke of the 
condition existing when he came here, of the church 
being organized soon after he came. This church 
is composed of those who were formerly Unitarians, 
Congregationalists, Calvin and Freewill Baptists, 
and for these four years these people of different 
creeds have worked together as one in this Con- 
gregational Church. He spoke of the need of better 
accommodations than there were when he came 
here, and of the building of the new church. This 
church was built and paid for in about one and one- 
half years, and is an ornament to our village. In 
the basement a reading-room has been furnished, 
containing the magazines and daily papers, and is 
open to the public each afternoon and evening. 
He spoke with sorrow of the trouble and division 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



among the people at the time of moving into the 
new church, and expressed the earnest hope that 
this division would not be permanent. In conclu- 
sion he thanlved the people of the parish for their 
kindness to him during his pastorate, and asked 
them to be as kind and considerate to his successor. 
The church was filled at both the morning and 
evening service, and it was evident that the people 
felt that they were losing a real friend." 

'95. — It is the sad duty of the Orient to an- 
nounce the death of one of the most promising of 
the younger alumni, Edward Turner Ridley of the 
Class of '95. He was but twenty-seven years old, 
bright and genial and well liked by all. He pre- 
pared for college in the schools of Topsham, and 
at the Franklin School. He was graduated with a 
high rank, and since graduation has engaged in 
teaching. He last taught in the Vinalhaven High 
School, of which he was principal. Signs of con- 
sumption developed about a year ago, and it has 
been known for some time that recovery was impos- 
sible. He died without pain at the home of his 
sister, Mrs. E. H. Turner, in Bath, on Tuesday, 
April 4, 1899. 

'96. — Tabor D. Bailey is a member of the Ban- 
gor city government, having been elected Repub- 
lican councilman from ward 5 at the recent election. 

'96. — Ralph W. Leighton was admitted to the 
Kennebec bar March 24th after passing a most suc- 
cessful examination. The Kennebec Journal speaks 
of him as follows: Mr. Leighton is one of Au- 
gusta's best known young men. He is the son of 
ex-Mayor and Mrs. M. R. Leighton, and' was born 
in Mt. Vernon, 25 years ago. Augusta has been 
his home since early boyhood. He attended the 
city schools, graduated from the Cony High School 
in '92, and at once entered Bowdoin College, where 
he graduated with honors with the Class of '96. 
For a short time he read law in the office of M. S. 
Holway, Esq., and then entered the office of Heath 
& Andrews, where he had made exceptional use of 
his opportunities in the past two years, as was 
shown by his splendid examination. Mr. Leighton 
expects to practice his profession in this city, where 
his ability and many sterling fiualities are sure to 
bring him success." 

'98. — Arthur Hunt has gone to Wisconsin to 
enter the lumber business with his uncle who is 
doing an extensive business in that state. 

'98. — On Wednesday P.M., a large circle of rel- 



atives assembled at the residence of Mr. Eli dem- 
ons, at Hiram, at the marriage of his eldest daugh- 
ter, Miss Cora E, demons, with Mr, Edwin K. 
Welch of Northwood Centre, N. H., principal of 
Coos Academy at that place. Miss demons is a 
graduate of Fryeburg Academy, and has been one 
of our most accomplished and successful teachers, 
also an active member of the Congregational Church 
and Y. P. S. C. E. A pleasant feature of the occa- 
sion was the fact that the officiating clergyman. 
Rev. F. H. Graham of Cornish, was a classmate of 
Mr. Welch at Bowdoin College. At the station a 
large crowd of friends were waiting to greet them, 
and amid a shower of rice they started for their 
new home, followed by the good wishes of our 
entire community. 



OBITUARY. 



Alpha Delta Phi House, 
Bowdoin College, April 13, 1899. 
The necessity which now compels us to mourn 
the death of our brother, Edward Turner Ridley of 
the Class of '95, is none the less sudden and lament- 
able because expected. For a year we have noted 
with alarm his increasing pallor and loss of strength, 
but still clung to the hope that the disease might 
be cured, and that Brother Ridley might again take 
up in health the work for which he was so brill- 
iantly endowed. 

As a man, no words can do justice to his unself- 
ishness and kindly consideration of others; as an 
alumnus of the college, he brought honor to the 
name of his .-Ihna Mater and gave promise of plac- 
ing his own name high on the illustrious roll of 
Bowdoin's honored and famous sons; as a brother 
in Alpha Delta Phi, he was ever faithful to the high 
ideals of the fraternity, and was loyal in the highest 
degree to the best interests of his chapter and of 
his brother members. 

At this time of so great loss, words seem of little 
meaning, but as a mark of affection and as a tribute 
to the memory of a noble and an upright man, we 
wish to offer this memorial. 

Harry C. McCarty, 
John H. White, 
Charles E. Rolfe, 

For the Chapter. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



GOLF PANTS AND LEGGINS. 



We now have a fine assortment of the above-named 
goods, and at prices which are very low for the 
quality of the goods. Call and Examine. 



J. W. & O. R. PENNELL, 

ONE-PRICE, SOPT-CASH CLOTHIERS, 

72 Main St., BRUNSWICK. 

J. H. VORK, 




Fine Work a Specialty. 
Pressing Keatly and 
Promptly Done. 



Rooms: Odd Fellows Block. 



SHOREY & SHOREY. 



NEAT JOB PRINTINB 



OF EVERY KIND. 



Dance Orders, Circulars, Programs, 
Catalogues, and Posters. 



We are Agents for the Columbia Engraving Co. of Boston. 

Subscribe for the 

SEMI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH. 

Edited by a Bowdoin Boy. 



E. S. BODWELL, 



46 Main Street, 



Brunswick, 



Carries a full line of 



Nobby Furnishings 

and Clotliing. 



Agent for 



Monarch Shirts, 

Guyer and Wilcox Hats, 

Barker Collars, 

Lippman's FuU-Dress Suits, 

Sterling Sweaters, 

David Mark's Suits and Overcoats. 



FRED H. WHITE. 

TAILOR AND DRAPER. 

12s Main Street, 

LEWISTON, ME. 



28-6-29.5 



THE FISK TEACHERS' AGENCIES, 
4 Ashburtou Place, Boston; 1,16 Fifth Avenue, New York; 
378 Wabash Avenue, Chicago; 25 King Street, West, Toronto; 
414 Century Building, Minneapolis; 730 Cooper Building, 
Denver; 420 Parrott Building, San Francisco; 525 Stimson 
Block, Los Angeles. 

Agency Manual Free. Everett O. Fisk & Co. 



28-6-29-5 



Frank E. I^oberts, 

DEALER IN 

....^.^Jine Boots, Shoes, and Rubbers, 



Give him a call. 

He ■will use you all right. 



No. 62 Main Street, 

BRUNSWICK, ME. 

28-1-17. 



Mention Orient when Patronizing Our Advertisers. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 26, 1899. 



No. 2. 



BOAVDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT WEDNESDAY DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
YEAH BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BO\A/DOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babb, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

IsLAY F. McCoRMiCK, 1900, Business Manager. 

Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 

Harry 0. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 

Harry E. Walker, 1901. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 

Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. 

Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies, 10 Cents. 

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

lieniittances should be made to the Business Manager. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
tlie Kditor-in-Chief . 

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 
Vol. XXIX., No. 2.— April 2G, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 11 

Communications 13 

College News 14 

Athletics 16 

Personals 17 

Y. M. C. A . IS 

The Orient with its new cover, weekly 
edition, and various changes in the several 
departments has given an idea, we trust, of 
what we would make of this paper in the 
future. Two additional members are to be 
elected from, the literary college and one from 
the Medical School within a few days ; this 
latter addition should be accompanied with 
considerable good results, especially, if the 
medical course is to be of a similar duration 
with the literary college. 

We have adopted the college seal as a sym- 
bol of our endeavor to be an authentic repre- 
sentative of the college, and, as any change in 



the college seal will be followed by a corre- 
sponding change on the Orient cover, so will 
any change in the policy or spirit of this insti- 
tution be followed by its publication to alumni, 
friends and undergraduates. 



The national significance of the Bowdoin 
art collections is not duly understood away 
from the college, though they are yearly com- 
ing to wider notice. 

It was not accidental that the first patron 
of the college, the Hon. James Bowdoin, had 
been interested in the political affairs of the 
country, nor that his distinguished father, the 
Governor of Massachusetts, had played an 
important part in the history of our mother- 
state. The family portraits by Robert Feke 
are among the earliest works of art produced 
in the colonies. The small portrait of the 
Governor, number 182 in our collection, made 
probably not long before 1790 by Copley, the 
portraits of the son and his wife by Stuart and 
those of Presidents Jefferson and Madison, 
also by Stuart and in the cherished possession 
of Mr. Bowdoin would prove that this Hugue- 
not family was American, of American in its 
interests, even if its distinguished record in 
domestic and foreign affairs of state were not 
remembered. 

When Mr. Bowdoin, being in Europe in 
the first decade of this century, added to these 
and other works in his collection, the remark- 
able collection of original drawings and nu- 
merous good examples of work by artists 
especially of the Dutch School, he may well 
have had in mind the use of all these works of 
art by the little college in the District of 
Maine, named in honor of his father, and 
which he had already assisted by valuable 
eifts. At least he must have felt that the 



12 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



ownership of works of fine art by the college 
was not incongruous, not inconsistent with 
its purposes. It is our firm belief that he 
knew far in advance of most of his contem- 
poraries the educational value of these things, 
and that he could not have conceived that a 
time would ever come when the corporation 
should seriously consider converting this part 
of his gifts to its endowment into cash. 

At the same time it is not surprising that 
the college should for many years have re- 
garded them objects, closely connected with 
American history as many of them are, rather 
as outside its practical scope as then under- 
stood, namely, an education on classical lines. 
The problem of the college was for years 
mainly one of existence, under conditions 
often of great stress. The records of the 
boards of government are not lacking, how- 
e\er, in evidence that from time to time the 
paintings were objects of attention by a few, 
among whom President Woods with his wide 
sympathies and great culture, is conspicuous. 
The Faculty and undergraduates have always, 
and never more than now, been appreciative 
of the great value of the paintings, and many 
students especially among those who have 
served as assistant librarians in the old days, 
remember well the two portfolios containing 
the drawings carefully preserved under lock 
and key in the library. 

It was a kinsman of President Woods, Mr. 
Theophilus Walker, who gave the college the 
first means of adequately exhibiting the pict- 
ures. The last decade of this century has 
witnessed great material addition to the equip- 
ment of Bowdoin ! the Searles Science Build- 
ing has been an immeasurably useful addition, 
the value of which is appreciated by none 
more highly than by those who taught or 
learned under the old conditions. The equally 
conspicuous visible increase represented 
chiefly by the Walker Art Building with its 
mural decorations and the contents of the 
Walker Gallery, is less well understood in its 
relation to the college work. 



The building is a memorial to the gentle- 
man who responded nearly forty years before 
to the appeal of the college president when 
Bowdoin needed money for a purely ideal 
purpose, namely, to fit a room in the chapel 
lor the exhibition of the college paintings. 
The Bowdoin family pictures and the later 
received additions have been put in a proper 
permanent setting that architecturally is in 
every detail a work of art. The Misses 
\A'alker have not only provided the building" 
to contain the college art possessions, but 
have added an entire gallery of some of the 
choicest modern paintings and many other 
objects selected with great personal attention 
to educating the taste of the visitor. Nothing- 
could be more inept than to consider these 
collections as mere curiosities ; if they were 
no more than that it would be the most waste- 
ful folly, and trilling for a college to exhibit 
them. 

The ownership by Bowdoin of such valua- 
ble works of art in such abundance puts upon 
the college the duty of their interpretation. 
We have for instance many classical vases in 
pottery and glass in the Walker and in the 
G. W. Plarnmond collections ; similarly in the 
library we have the works of Plato. If we are 
studying the Greeks it is certainly sensible to 
strive to explain these very vases that Greek 
hands and brains made, no less than the Dia- 
logues. No one desires this interpreting 
more than do the classical instructors them- 
selves, whose already crowded subjects can- 
not as they fain would include the archee- 
ology of art. 

It is difficult to overstate the value of the 
written word as an expression of the results 
of human activity ; but the collateral evidence 
of power in ideals of statue and painting can- 
not be ignored in liberal studies. Reproduc- 
tions and photographs convey many of the 
effects of the originals, which the undergrad- 
uate should know about but cannot yet travel 
to study for himself. Not to care to know 
what the Renaissance means in its artistic 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



13 



rcesults, to take a single instance, is an unfort- 
unate state of mind. 

The resources of the college are limited, 
and used with extreme care. Bowdoin has 
done vyhat its means have permitted, not what 
its desires have prompted in this phase of its 
work, and if the future deals as munificently 
by us as has the past, may we not hope that 
the humble task of true criticism and inter- 
pretation supported by abundant illustration 
in photographs may at the earliest date pos- 
sible be attempted? It will be some time. 



A few men, and happily a very few men, 
evidently suppose the one and only purpose 
of a base-ball team is to amuse a dozen or so 
fortunates who travel about the country, wear 
nobby-looking uniforms, and earn inciden- 
tally the privilege of a B ; of course they 
should be viewed with envy and carefully 
watched for opportunities to criticise, and 
ii a man loses a hot grounder through mis- 
judgment or drops a fly from the embarrass- 
ment of a novice, let every man "wood him" 
or enjoy a laugh at his expense ; for, remem- 
ber, it is one of the rare moments when en- 
couragement would mean renewed confi- 
dence, and renewed confidence would mean a 
sure lien upon the team. 

Some one, it mitst have been a Freshman, 
suggested that the college cheer the team at 
the depot upon its departure for out of town 
games ; sone one, another tyro probably, felt 
it would be more sportsmanlike if all good 
plays were applauded indiscriminately from 
the side line, while our own doughty players 
be enthused by lusty college cheers and yells. 
Can Utopia be a reality ! 



The Bugle is fast approaching completion, 
and another board of hard working manipu- 
lators of pen and ink are soon to rest upon 
whatever laurels may be grudgingly granted 
them. To veer from conventional lines in 
the compilation of this annual has ever been 



the design of its editors, and, in many ways, 
the current board have been not a little suc- 
cessful ; just how successful cannot be said 
until the issue is on the market, but among 
the new features may be mentioned a local 
touch to all the drawings, a shoulder vignette 
of each man in the Junior Class, and an im- 
provement in paper and size. 



The athletic season has now commenced 
in earnest, and to-morrow heralds our debut 
in base-ball. The field and track is in excel- 
lent condition, both base-ball and athletic 
team coaches are faithfully working, the 
weather is simply perfection, and college sen- 
timent is extremely enthusiastic ; — are there 
other attributes of Success ! If so, let's make 
them ours. The financial worriment promises 
to be of Httle import if not an entire stranger 
this year ; every group of fellows lounging 
about the "ends" is talking about the first- 
class material which is ours this year ; our few 
athletic reverses of the last two years are for 
the moment as though begot of Fancy, in our 
animation over our coming contests ; the 
very • air we breathe seems pregnated with 
soft whisperings of auspicious prognostica- 
tions ; — and altogether it is a very delightful 
atmosphere to exist in. 



COMMUNICATIONS. 

Augusta, April 20, 1899. 
Editors of the Orient: 

As one of the young alumni, and as one 
who held for two years the reins of editorial 
management over the Orient, allow me to 
express the deep gratification I feel in the 
change that has been made. It was a dream 
we fondly cherished, a few years ago, that the 
near future would give Bowdoin a literary 
monthly and see the Orient a weekly publi- 
cation devoted to news. The energy and 
ability of our successors have made this hope 
a reality, and we are glad to extend congratu- 
lations and best wishes. The Quill is an un- 



14 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



qualified success, a credit to literary Bowdoin, 
and the peer of any publication of its kind. 
The change in the Orient is a long step for- 
ward, a movement in harmony with the pro- 
gressive spirit of modem Bowdoin. The old 
familiar cover will be missed, and the change 
in the arrangement and style of the depart- 
ments may make the new Orient at first 
seem, like a stranger to the alumni readers, 
but I am confident that as they become 
acquainted with it and understand the neces- 
sity and significance of the change, they will 
cordially approve of the new weekly and give 
it the same loyal and unwavering support 
that they have given the fortnightly Orient 
in the past. Very truly yours, 

John Clair Minot, '96. 



As there has been considerable comment 
among the students caused by the published 
reports of the action of the intercollegiate 
base-ball managers in regard to "yagging," I 
wish, if possible, to clear up any doubt in this 
matter. At the meeting Mr. Dascombe, -the 
Colby manager, stated that for the last two or 
three years, especially last year, the tendency 
to "yag" had increased, and he cited as an 
instance of this the Colby-Bowdoin game at 
Waterville. He said that many of the Colby 
alumni who were present were thoroughly dis- 
gusted, and that "yagging" besides being 
unfair and unsportsmanlike, actually injured 
the college. He advocated that this year 
everything should be done by the managers to 
stop as far as possible this nuisance. 

Mr. Dascombe's sentiments were shared 
unanimously by the other managers, and it 
was agreed to bring this matter before the 
students of the colleges. Of course there can 
be no rule about "yagging," but we should 
remember that the members of the visiting 
team, whether it be a team from without the 
state or one of the Maine teams, are our guests 
from the time when they reach Brunswick 
until they depart, and should be treated as 



such. Just because a player may have a pecu- 
liar name or some physical defect there is no 
reason why he should be "yagged" on that 
account. Such treatment only serves to show 
the character of the fellows who resort to this 
unsportsmanlike conduct. 

In all the colleges the great majority of 
the students are opposed to any iuch demon- 
stration, but in every college there are a cer- 
tain few who are very apt to say things which 
might be better left unsaid. Surely there can 
be little pleasure in a victory won by "yag- 
ging." 

Some of the students have thought the 
managers had voted to stop legitimate cheer- 
ing. This of course is not so. Nothing in- 
spires a team with such confidence as to hear 
the cheers of the fellows and to know that their 
work is being appreciated and that they have 
the hearty support of the undergraduates, even 
if the game be going the wrong way. The 
more cheering the better. This spring there 
will be two or three men appointed as leaders, 
and it is to be hoped that we may have even 
more systematic cheering than we had last 
fall. 

This, I think, explains the action taken by 
the managers at the recent meeting. I wish 
to thank the students for their liberal subscrip- 
tions, and I shall consider it a favor to receive 
from them any suggestions whereby the com- 
mg season may be made more successful. 
Joseph W. Whitney. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 



MerriU, '94, was on the campus Wednesday. 

The tennis courts have all been put in order. 

A fine casino is being erected at Merrymeeting 
Park. 

Bass and Strout, 1900, returned to college last 
week. 

Emery, 1902, has returned to college after a long 
illness. 

The Higher Rhetoric Course has proved very 
popular. 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



15 



Dendroica Vigorsii was seen on the campus 
Wednesday. 

The Golf Club expects to have links at Merry- 
meeting Park. 

The College Tournament will begin about the 
eighth of May. 

Joseph Williamson, Jr., '88, visited the college 
on ■ Wednesday. 

Harry Dolan, of last year's Springfield team, is 
coaching Colby. 

Clark, 'oi, is rapidly improving. He expects 
to be out soon. 

Bradbury, 'oi, who has been out teaching, re- 
turned last week. 

The Philosophy Club met at President Hyde's 
last Monday evening. 

Gould, 1900, is teaching in one of the Bruns- 
wick Grammar schools. 

The Intercollegiate Tournament will be held at 
Bow.doin, June 5, 6 and 7. 

Woodbury, 1900, was leader at the Y. M. C. A. 
meeting Thursday evening. 

The mutilation of the magazines and papers in 
the reading-room still continues. 

Neagle, '99, has been sick, threatened with 
pneumonia, but is now convalescing. 

Professor Johnson is holding extra recitations 
Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. 

George Dilloway, '98, now of Harvard Law 
School, is visiting his parents in town. 

Professor Mitchell acted as judge in a debate 
recently held in one of the town schools". 

The Interscholastic Tennis Tournament will be 
held at Bowdoin on May 26th and 27th. 

The Quill has a very attractive poster in Byron 
Stevens' window, drawn by F. C. Lee, 1900. 

The campus is being carefully raked and cleaned 
and awaiting the Easter of the grass and leaf. 

E. R. Kelley, '02, passed a part of his vacation 
in a logging camp in the wilds of Aroostook. 

The german held in Bath last Thursday even- 
ing was attended by a number of Bowdoin men. 

James Sullivan, formerly of the Boston national 
b&se-ball team, will coach the U. of M. teaifi this 
spring. 

It has been decided by the Faculty that after 
this year there shall be no Senior Vacation and no 
Day of Prayer. 

The History Club met at Sylvester's room Tues- 
day evening. Harris, 1900, read an article on the 
Nicaraguan Canal. 



The Junior Class has engaged the Germania 
orchestra for Ivy Day; therefore good music and a 
good dance are assured. 

Margaret Deland addressed the Saturday Club 
last Saturday afternoon on the subject, "The 
Housekeeper's Conscience." 

President Hyde preached at Wellesley last Sun- 
day, and on Monday attended a meeting of the 
Trustees of Phillips Andover. 

Professor and Mrs. Files and Professor and Mrs. 
Hutchinson expect to leave early in June for a 
summer's sojourn in Europe. 

O. D. Smith, who is teaching at St. Paul's 
School, Concord, A. B. White and Pennell, all of 
"gS, visited the campus last week. 

The Sophomores, having inadvertently or other- 
wise "ducked" several Seniors and Juniors, were 
forcibly detained in chapel Wednesday morning. 

The sign board recently put up on the street 
corner has made the interesting disclosure that our 
principal street is named Maine (not Main) Street. 

Austin Cary, '87, was about college last week, 
looking after the proposed planting of pines with a 
imrsery of hemlock for an undergrowth, on the 
eastern part of the grounds. 

Professor Johnson, accompanied by his daugh- 
ter Helen, will leave for France the first of June. 
They propose to make a wheeling tour of that 
country, with their headquarters at Paris. 

Goodspeed, 1900, is enjoying an attack of the 
measles, which does not add to his personal beauty. 
His room-mate, Lancey, wishes to announce that 
he will not receive callers after the next fourteen 
days. 

The deaths of Hon. Austin Harris, A.B., and 
Rev. Charles F. Allen, D.D., make two vacancies 
on the Board of Overseers to be filled this spring, 
and letters are being sent out to the alumni by 
Professor Little. 

The following students took part in the Living 
Whist: Lancey, Adams, Gould, W. B. Clarke, 
Willard, W. T. Libby, Chapman, Shorey, Foster, 
R. H. Bodwell, Snow, Appleton, J. H. Sinkinson, 
R. P. Bodwell, Furbish, and Webb. 

President Hyde has an able article in the cur- 
rent number of the New World on "The Reorgan- 
ization of the Faith." The Literary Digest for last 
week quoted extracts and comments on it and also 
printed a very good likeness of the writer. 

The Deutscher Vei-ein met Wednesday evening, 
April i2th, with Smith and Lavertu at the room of 
the former. The subject for the evening was 
Heine; a sketch of his life was given by Webster, 



16 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



and a discussion of his prose and poetical works, 
by Hall and Dana respectively. 

Professor H. C. Emery has an interesting article 
in the March number of the Economic Journal on 
■'Futures in the Grain Market." This journal is 
the organ of the British Economic Association and 
one of the most valuable of the numerous periodi- 
cals devoted to political economy. 

The Tennis Association held its annual meeting 
last Tuesday afternoon in Memorial Hall. Offi- 
cers for the ensuing year were chosen as follows: 
President, Ripley Lyman Dana, 'oi; Vice-Presi- 
dent, Kenneth C. M. Sills, 'oi ; Third Director, 
Frederic Arthur Stanwood, '02; secretary, Charles 
Henry Hunt, '02. 

Professor Mitchell has posted the following 
subjects for the Sophomores who are not taking 
Mr. Andrews' course: Pensions, their Use and 
i^.buse; Benefits to be Derived from Traveling; 
Tennis, its History and How it is Played; "Order 
is Heaven's First Law"; A Short Story and Brown- 
ing's '""Pippa Passes." 

There was an interesting exhibit and sale of art 
photographs at the Art Building last week. Mr. 
W. W. Bonney, representing the Moulton Art 
Photograph Company of Boston, was in charge of 
the collection. There were about four thousand 
unmounted pictures in folios, and a large number 
of mounted pictures, all authentic copies. 

Mr. Andrews assigned the following subjects 
for the first long themes in his course, which were 
due April 25: The Character of Charles I of Eng- 
land; How Does the Man Himself Appear in 
Hawthorne's Style; The Changes of the Last Five 
Years in Base-ball; What Is a Liberal Education; 
The Difiference Between True and False Economy; 
Grant's Investment of Vicksburg; How do Ath- 
letics Benefit One Permanently; A Criticism of 
" David Haruni." 

The date set for the Maine Invitation Inter- 
scholastic meet to be held here, is May 27th. The 
following schools have already accepted Bowdoin's 
invitation to this meet: Bangor, Kent's Hill, 
Brunswick, Augusta, Bath, and Skowhegan. Prob- 
ably Portland, Thornton, Lewiston, Edward Little, 
Hebron and others will accept within a short time. 
The date is earlier than customary because it is 
most convenient for the schools to have the meet 
on Saturday, and the 3d and loth of June are occu- 
pied by the Maine Intercollegiate meet at Water- 
ville and the college entrance examinations. 



(ATHLETICS. 

The base-ball squad now practices on the ath- 
letic field, five or six innings being played between 
two teams every day. No new men have as yet 
been picked, and probably no decision will be made 
before the Fast Day game, when two teams will be 
played, giving every prominent candidate a chance. 
A game has been arranged with the Cambridge 
league team for the day before the Harvard game, 
as all the practice which can be obtained is needed 
before the team meets Harvard. 

W. C. Sherman is expected to-day to coach 
the squad, particularly in batting, and to aid 
Captain Bacon in selecting the team. Captain 
DufTy of Boston says that with the exception of 
Fred Tenney, Mr. Sherman is probably the best 
coach in this vicinity. The judgment of such a 
man, wholly unprejudiced as he is, cannot fail to 
have a good effect in picking the best man for each 
position, and eliminating any chance of favoritism, 
the curse of college teams. 

FOOT-BALL. 

Through the kindness of Manager Spear we are 
enabled to give our readers the first report of the 
schedule for next fall. Mr. Spear has, up to this 
time, arranged for the following games: 

Wednesday, October 4, Harvard at Cambridge. 

Saturday, October 7, Dartmouth at Hanover. 

Saturday, October 14, U. of M. at Brunswick. 

Saturday, October 21, Amherst at Amherst. 

Saturday, October 28, Tufts at Brunswick. 

Wednesday, November i, Exeter at Exeter. 

Wednesday, November 15, Tufts at College Hill. 

Saturday, November 18, Holy Cross at Wor- 
cester. 

Thursday, November 21 (Thanksgiving Day), 
P. A. C. at Portland. 

The date of the Bates game will be November 
nth, but owing to the controversy between the two 
colleges, the terms of the game have not been ar- 
ranged, nor the place determined. 

Colby did not elect her manager until very 
recently, and consequently we are unable to make 
any definite statement about that game, although 
it will probably be played in Portland on the fourth 
of November. 



The Tailor's Lament. 
Kind friend, mine is a pitiable lot. 

So prithee, aid me with your prayers, 
A crop of cruel woes I'll some day reap, 
Because I'm always sewing tears! 

— Harvard Lampoon. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



17 



PERSONflLS. 



Med., '49.— James Davis Watson of the Medical 
Cass of '49 died March 15, 1899, at Ewing, Neb. 
He was the son of Thomas and Rebecca (Davis) 
Watson, and was born at Newfield, Me., March 24, 
1817. He received his early education in the public 
schools of Thorndike and at China Academy. He 
began the study of medicine with Dr. Noah Gilman 
(Med., '31), and attended two courses of lectures 
in 1840 and 1841. After studying with Byron Por- 
ter (Med., '27), he practiced for six years. In 1849 
he attended his third course of lectures at the Medi- 
cal School of Maine and received his degree in that 
year. The winter of 1851 was spent in New York 
City in medical study. He practiced at Hampden 
until 1859, when he removed to Brooks and thence 
to Waterville, where he remained until 1878. Dur- 
ing the Civil War he was surgeon of the 3d Maine 
Infantry, and was at the battles of Chancellorsville, 
Brandy Station, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsyl- 
vania, and Cold Harbor. After Chancellorsville he 
had charge of the hospital of the first division of 
the third corps. After the war he returned to his 
practice at Waterville and there remained until 1878, 
when he removed to Avoca, Iowa. In the spring 
of 1884 Dr. Watson left Avoca and went to Ewing, 
Neb., where he remained in practice until his death. 
He left one son and three daughters. 

Dr. Watson was an excellent conversationalist. 
He was a man of wide knowledge, a clear thinker, 
and possessed a retentive memory. He was much 
interested in all. public matters and took much 
pleasure in debate. He was a man generous in 
thought and in deed, never speaking ill of any one, 
and performing many deeds of charity in his prac- 
tice. His Christianity was practical, and while he 
never united with any church in formal member- 
ship, his daily life bore witness to his high concep- 
tion of his duty toward man and God. 

'50. — The New York Sun says: "The Hon. 
William P. Frye, United States Senator for Maine 
and chairm-an of the Senate committee of com- 
merce, has been invited to be the chief guest at a 
banciuet at the Waldorf April 26th. Senator Frye 
is to be the guest of the merchants of New York 
City, and between 700 and 800 merchants will be 
present. The dinner is a testimonial to Senator 
Frye's efiforts, along with those of Senator Piatt 
and Senator Murpliy of New York, in the last 
Congress to secure necessary legislation for New 
York State. Senator Piatt and Senator Murphy 



were greatly interested in the bill calling for an 
appropriation of $7,000,000 wherewith to straighten, 
widen and deepen the channel in New York harbor; 
also in the appropriation of $5,000,000 for the con- 
.struction of a new custom house for New York 
City, and also in the appropriation of $5,000,000 for 
the Pan-American Exhibition at BuiTalo. In all 
these matters, Senator Frye stood loyally by Sen- 
ator Piatt. Senator Murphy also gave valuable 
assistance. The work of Speaker Reed, the New 
York Congress delegation and Collector George 
R. Bidwell is also greatly appreciated by the mei"- 
chants. Ex-Senator Murphy is going West for a 
short vacation and can not be present at the ban- 
quet, but Speaker Reed and all others who had a 
hand in benefiting the city of New York will be 
tliere." 

'60. — An Associated Press dispatch says: "At 
the office of the firm of Simpson, Thatcher & Bar- 
num of New York City, it is announced that 
Speaker Reed of Maine has decided to become a 
member of that firm upon his return from a trip to 
Europe on which he is about to start." Mr. Reed 
declines either to affirm or deny the truth of this 
statement. 

'60. — Amos Lawrence Allen, Mr. Reed's private 
secretary, is mentioned as one of the most fitted to 
occupy the chair reported about to be vacated by 
the retirement of the speaker. Mr. Allen has the 
advantage of an acquaintance with every member 
of the present House of Representatives and most 
of the heads of departments in Washington. He is 
also familiar with the working of congressional 
machinery, having been so long "on the inside," by 
roiison of his service as the speaker's private secre- 
tary. He is a native of Maine, a Bowdoin College 
classmate of Mr. Reed, has seen legislative service, 
was for three terms clerk of courts of York County, 
and has had as much to do with the shaping of 
county and state politics, in the last 25 years, as any 
other man in the district. Those best acquainted 
with Secretary Allen say that he has been a great 
help to Mr. Reed, and, being in full accord with the 
congressman, has been entrusted with much of the 
perplexing work of apportioning the party plums 
in the first district. He has found time to person- 
ally solicit government aid for many a Maine proj- 
ect. For instance, there is the appropriation for the 
improvement of the harbor of Cape Porpoise. Mr. 
Allen is accredited with securing the passage of 
that bill. It would be only natural, in view of their 
intimate relations of such long standing, if in his 
candidacy for thf congressional nomination Mr. 
Allen should have the indorsement of the retiring 
representative. 



18 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



'60. — The Hon. Joseph W. Symonds of Portland 
seems to be a very likely candidate to represent the 
First Maine District as the successor of Speaker 
Reed in case of his retirement. Mr. Symonds is 
generally acknowledged to be the most polished 
public speaker in Maine, and his abilities as a jurist 
have been such as to command a clientage second 
to none in the state. Raymond, in northern Cum- 
berland County, is his native town. He was born 
in 1840, was graduated from Bowdoin College in 
i860, read law first in the office of Gen. Samuel 
Fessenden, father of William Pitt Fessenden, and 
subsequently in the ofBce of Judge Edward Fox of 
the United States district court, and was admitted 
to the bar in 1864. He served as Portland's city 
solicitor and in 1872 was appointed to the Maine 
supreme bench, which office he held six years. At 
the end of his term he declined a reappointment, 
as the practitioner's field offered greater financial 
inducements than the judgeship. 

'64. — Ex-Senator Charles F. Libby is one of a 
trio of strong Bowdoin candidates for Mr. Reed's 
seat in Congress, if the reports concerning the 
retirement of the speaker are true. Mr. Libby 
is a native of Limerick, a graduate of Bowdoin and 
the Columbia Law School, and has practiced at the 
bar since 1866. He served as city solicitor and 
afterward as county attorney. While holding the' 
latter office he broke all records of enforcement of 
the prohibitory law, though personally he disbe- 
lieved in that statute. He was mayor of Portland 
in 1882, served two terms in the state senate, the 
latter term as president. He is president of the 
board of overseers of Bowdoin College. He is 
prominently identified with several of the leading 
business interests of Portland, is attorney for some 
of the big corporations of the city, and is president 
of the Maine Steamship Company. 

'94. — The engagement is announced in Portland 
of Miss Jane Alice Coleman and Frederick William 
Pickard. Mr. Pickard is a graduate of Bowdoin, 
Class of '94, and is well known in Brunswick. His 
many friends extend congratulations. 

'74. — Professor Henry Johnson, accompanied by 
his daughter, Miss Helen Johnson, will sail for 
Europe early in- June. They will return about the 
first of October. 

'98. — John W. Condon, '98, is city editor of the 
Portland, Me., Courier. 

Ex-1900.- — Selden Martin is n>anager of a large 
silver mine at Boulder, Colorado. He has entirely 
recovered his health. 



Y. M. C. fi. 



Few institutions or organizations are able to 
exist contrary to the ebb and flow of prosperity. 
There are times in the careers of both men and 
organizations, when through circumstances or neg- 
ligence, all efi'orts seem to produce but meagre re- 
sults. For some time past there has been a feeling 
among the members of the Christian Association, 
that some change must be made, if Bowdoin is to 
hold, in religious activity, the same prominent 
place, among the surrounding colleges, which she 
undoubtedly holds in literary and athletic attain- 
ments. With this end in view the Association has 
formally joined the Intercollegiate Organization; 
and, for the first time in several years, Bowdoin 
was represented at the annual meeting of the asso- 
ciation presidents of the east at Hamilton, N. Y., 
April 6-9. 

By this affiliation with the world-wide move- 
ment, both inspiration for the workers and practical 
help will be secured. The traveling secretaries of 
the organization will make regular visits, to attend 
to the business and spiritual needs of the work 
here, in this way keeping the Association m touch 
with student workers throughout the country. 

Now, if ever, is the time for the men who are 
interested in Bowdoin's becoming a religious leader 
among her sister institutions, to take hold of the 
work and put into it the same energy and enthusi- 
asm that they put into the other phases of college 
life. This is the only way by which the religious 
life of the college can be made to reach the level oi 
excellence which is displayed in all other lines. 



A Conservative. 
"Do you favor expansion?" 

The fair maiden said 

To the youth with his arm around her waist. 

Increased was the tension 

As the answer he made: 
"Contraction is more to my taste." 



MEDICS!! 

FOR RENT ^' ^39 Congress Street, PORTLAND, ME., 
fUIy I\Eni ^ Excellent Rooms suitable for a Doctor. 
Last occupied by Dr. O. P. Smitli. The location ie tbe best in 
the city. Heat by Steam, Hot and Cold Water and Gas. Third 
room as a sleeping room can be furnished. 

GEO. R. DAVIS. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 3, 1899. 



No. 3. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT WEDNESDAY DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OP 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babb, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

IsLAY F. McCoRMiCK, 1900, Business Manager. 

KOLAND E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 

Harry C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 

Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 

Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 

Charles E. Bellatty. 

Per annum, in advance, . . . . . $2.00. 
Single Copies, 10 Cents. 

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

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

Entered at the Post-OfiBce at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 
Vol. XXIX., No. 3.— May 3, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 19 

Psi Upsilon Reception 21 

College News 22 

Athletics 24 

Personals . 25 

Y. M. C. A 26 



In by-gone days, the memory of which is 
still ripe among the Seniors, it was the cus- 
tom to gather on the steps of the Art Build- 
ing on a sunny May twilight, and sing Bow- 
doin songs. Bowdoin songs, such as "Phi 
Chi" and "Bowdoin Beata," have caused the 
bands of many an alumni's heart to strain 
under the stirring bounds of those good old 
times, and to realize that strange sensation 
about your heart-strings which makes Fresh- 
man love Sophomore and Senior pensive in 
melancholy over the overshadowing of the 
hour and the approaching separation from his t 



dear Alma Mater, — to realize all this and much 
more that is good and too seldom present in 
our hearts, gather about the spacious steps of 
the Art Building and sing our own song with 
a devotion which will start the metal throbs 
of the neighboring sturdy Junior. Such a 
custom teems with good results, as well as 
whiles away a most pleasant hour where 
clique, fraternity and class spirit is obliterated 
by the more powerful one of Bowdoin, the 
mother spirit. 



Since the changes made in Memorial Hall 
the need of some place for student meetings 
has become very evident. So-called upper 
Memorial is too large, and in other ways un- 
suited to such purposes. It was intended, 
and as far as possible must be reserved for 
those meetings which bear directly upon the 
literary life of the college. It may not be in- 
appropriate for classes to wrestle with exam- 
ination papers, in the presence of the memo- 
rials of those sons of the college who fought 
and died on other battlefields, but there is a 
manifest inappropriateness in using it for 
gatherings of all sorts and kinds. But a place 
for just such gatherings is needed ; we don't 
have enough of them. It is good and healthy, 
for students to come together and discuss 
things which interest the college as a whole. 
But they will not unless there is a. convenient 
and suitable place. It is like pouring cold 
water on any enterprise to hold a meeting 
about it in upper Memorial during the winter 
especially. Even a considerable gathering 
seems small, and the half-warmed room sends 
cold shivers down the spines of all, and even 
the most enthusiastic feel their enthusiasm 
ebbing away, and see that about the best thing 
they can do is to adjourn the meeting, and 



20 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



leave the room to the undisputed possession 
of the distinguished alumni shivering in their 
frames on the walls. This is not meant for 
any disparagement of the hall. The very 
features which make it depressing for small 
student gatherings in the day time, are stimu- 
lating and uplifting in case of those meetings 
for which it was intended, and we are sure 
that every student takes the greatest pride in 
the thought that the college owns such a 
room. 

Such a hall as is needed should be con- 
nected also with some building where students 
naturally go for comfort and social enjoy- 
ment, a building not associated with recita- 
tions and lectures and examinations, but with 
relaxation and indoor games and reading. 
In short, the college has reached that stage 
in its development where it needs to have 
special provision made for some things which 
a college was formerly thought to have little 
or nothing to do with. The old theory, ap- 
parently, was that the only legitimate and 
proper meetings for students to attend were 
recitations and church services. Some others 
were condoned from necessity, but frowned 
upon. Those were the days when class day 
exercises were forbidden to be held under col- 
lege auspices, lest the college be criticised in 
them. Such theories have passed away. 
P'ree expression of college opinion is now wel- 
comed and desired upon all subjects con- 
nected with college life. College^ training 
must fit men for life in a republic, and such 
life can be healthy only when there is the 
greatest freedom of discussion. 

. It is not simply a hall, then, that is needed, 
but a building of moderate size containing 
such a hall. The building should be recog- 
nized as a student's building. There should 
be in it a reading-room ; a room with facilities 
for quiet games of chess and checkers ; one or 
two small rooms for meetings of committees ; 
a room with billiard and pool tables ; a trophy 
room or case in one of the other rooms con- 
taining such athletic trophies as may come to 



the college ; and other features which readily 
suggest themselves. 

In one room provision might well be made 
lor allowing of its use as a study room by 
non-resident students especially, that is, those 
who live at some distance from the college, 
and wish to remain during the time between 
recitations. The commonly needed lexicons 
and reference books might be kept there for 
their use. This class of students is likely to 
increase in the future. The electric railroads 
are making Brunswick very easy of access 
from all the surrounding towns'. Even now 
a student might board at home in Lewiston 
and attend college in Brunswick, and every- 
thing should be done to make such feel that 
there is a college home ready to welcome 
them. The building of chapter-houses will 
make some such provision for a certain num- 
ber of students, but never for the whole or 
perhaps even for a majority. Indeed the 
building of chapter-houses is an additional 
reason for a building such as has been out- 
lined. The one disadvantage to be feared 
from the growth of chapter-houses at Bow- 
doin is the tendency they will have to separate 
groups of students from the contact with the 
college as a whole. This disadvantage, we 
believe, is more than offset by manifest ad- 
vantages. It can be removed entirely by the 
plan proposed. 

It is not at all uncommon to hear older 
graduates say that they would come oftener 
to visit the college at Commencement if there 
was a place they could go to where they felt 
at home. An attempt has been made in the 
last few years to meet such a want as this as 
far as it could be done by welcoming all at the 
library. But the conditions there never can 
be such as to really meet the case. To pull 
up a couple of chairs and perhaps pull out a 
couple of pipes and enjoy a quiet talk and 
smoke is what is wanted. One likes to feel 
also that he is not taking advantage of some 
extra and special provision made for the occa- 
sion, but is really dropping into a place always 



BOWDOIN ORIENT^. 



21 



kept ready for him, like a chair at a famiHar 
fireside. It is not to be expected that the col- 
lege from its regular funds can build such a 
building. It must come if at all from some 
alumnus or friend who appreciates the need. 
The Orient can assure any one disposed to 
carry out the plans thus imperfectly outlined, 
that. by so doing he will receive the blessmgs 
of Bowdoin students for all time to come, and 
do a work for the college second, perhaps, to 
none which has been done by any single gift 
to the college since its foundation. 



The terrible fires which recently destroyed 
dozens of lives and millions of dollars' worth 
of property in New York have called atten- 
tion to the inadequate or absolute lack of pro- 
tection or means of escape from fire which so 
many of our buildings have. At Yale the 
authorities have taken steps to protect the 
dormitories, and have taken every possible 
precaution to prevent danger to the students 
in case of fire. 

The Orient wishes to call the attention of 
the Faculty to the condition of the college 
dormitories. Divided into "ends" by brick 
partitions, with but one way of exit, and with 
absolutely no precautions taken, the three 
dormitories are as promising fire-traps as 
could be imagined. The windows in the halls 
are almost invariably open, and a fire starting 
in one of the lower halls would be drawn up 
the stairways in an instant. Without even a 
rope for a fire-escape, the only hope of safety 
for the students would be a drop from a win- 
dow, or a promenade over the roof with the 
added danger of suffering the accident which 
immortalized Benny Hewes. 

The halls have not been free from fires in 
the past, and in these later years the oppor- 
tunities for a fire to start are even more favor- 
able. In one end alpne in this college year, 
two fires have started on the lowest floor, and 
but for timely discovery might have spread 
through the end. The insurance companies 
recognize the fact that college dormitories are 



dangerous ; and the rate charged for a policy 
to cover a dormitory is much higher than that 
for a policy on a business block standing 
alone. 

In view, then, of the present state of 
affairs, the Orient considers itself justified in 
urging immediate action. 



PSI UPSILON RECEPTION. 

The tenth annual reception of the Kappa 
Chapter of Psi Upsilon took place on the 
evening of April 28, 1899. 

The out-of-town guests arrived on the 
afternoon trains in order to attend the tea 
which was held from four to six, in 21 and 22 
North Winthrop. The visitors were received 
by Mrs. Leonard O. Short and Mrs. J. P. 
Thompson of Portland, and Mrs. McKein of 
Montreal. Miss Jennie Hunt and Miss Fran- 
ces Pennell of Lewiston assisted at the tables. 

From 8 to 9 the guests were received in 
Memorial Hall by the patronesses, Mrs. 
Flenry Johnson, Mrs. Leslie A. Lee, Mrs. 
William A. Houghton, Mrs. George T. Files, 
Mrs. William A. Moody, Mrs. Wilmot B. 
Mitchell, Mrs. F. N. Whittier, Mrs. C. C. 
Hutchins. Dancing began at 9 o'clock and 
an order of twenty dances was enjoyed, the 
party being ended at about 2.30 a.m. 

Music was furnished by Wilson's Orches- 
tra of Portland. Supper was served by Mr. 
Pooler of "The Sherwood," Portland. 

About 100 attended the reception. The 
out-of-town guests included Miss Hooper, 
California; Mrs. McKein, Montreal; Miss 
Dresser, Woburn, Mass. ; Miss Glover, Rock- 
land ; Mrs. and Miss Alden, Camden ; Miss 
Ruggles, Thomaston; Mrs. Blake, Bangor; 
Miss Merrill, Miss Wright, Miss Borden, 
Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Short, Miss Whitney, 
Portland; Miss Pennell, Miss Hunt, Mrs. 
Armstrong and Miss Armstrong, Lewiston ; 
Mrs. Briggs, Miss Wing, Auburn ; Mrs. Bur- 
bank, Exeter, N. H. ; Messrs. Jones and Lar- 
rabee, Portland. 



2^ 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Delegates from the several fraternities 
were: W. H. White, Jr., 99, Alpha Delta 
Phi ; William T. Veazie, '99, Delta Kappa 
Epsilon; H. B. Neagle, '99, Zeta Psi; W. H 
Smith, '99, Theta Delta Chi ; F. L. Lavertu, 
'99, Delta Upsilon ; G. B. Colesworthy, 1900, 
Kappa Sigma. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 



Sanborn, igor, is teaching in Norway. 
The girls of Wellesley are to have a field day. 
Thompson, '97, visited friends at the college last 
week. 

Brunswick will hear Maconda on Thursday, 
May nth. 

Jennings, 'gp, was called home last week by the 
death of his father. 

The Politics Club had a shore dinner at Cahill's 
on Monday evening. 

John C. Minott, '96, of Augusta, was a recent 
visitor at the college. 

The Junior Class has engaged the Germania 
orchestra for Ivy Day. 

Professor Robinson's classes enjoyed adjourns 
the latter part of last week. 

Parker, 1901, was called home to Gorham last 
week by sickness in his family. 

Anthoine, 1902, went home last week to stay 
until he could get rid of a bad cold. He returned 
Saturday. 

Walker, 1901, was in Ellsworth on business, 
Wednesday and Thursday of last week. 

The dance at Bath, Wednesday evening, was 
attended by a number of Bowdoin men. 

Pottle,' 1900, heard the intercollegiate debate at 
Lewiston on Saturday evening, the 22d. 

F. H. Cowan, 1901, has returned to college 
after an absence on account of sickness. 

Editor Babb of the Orient has left college for 
a few days to give his eyes a rest from study. 

Many of the students who live near Brunswick 
spent Wednesday and Fast Day at their homes. 

Goodspeed, 1900, appeared out of doors Wednes- 
day, after suffering about a week with the measles. 

C. S. Pettengill, '98, superintendent of schools 
at Augusta, visited friends on the campus last 
week. 



West, igoo, and Russell, 1900, were guests of 
McCormick, 1900, at his home at Boothbay last 
week. 

P. S. Hill, 1901, has received an offer of the 
position of coach for the track team of Cony High 
School. 

Gould, igoo, is acting as assistant teacher in the 
Brunswick Grammar School in place of Kaharl, 'gg, 
resigned. 

" Bowdoin College this year has had one of the 
finest glee clubs of any college in the country." — 
Kennebec Journal. 

Frank C. Farrington, 'g4, principal of the Skow- 
hegan Pligh School, was the guest of the Zeta Psi 
Chapter last week. 

R. G. Smith and W. T. Libby, 'gg, spent a part 
of Saturday killing ducks at Mere Point. They 
bagged one bird, 

H. I. Hamilton of Lubec, Colby, igoi, was the 
guest of Gray, ig02, on Saturday and Sunday, 
April 22d and 23d. 

Metallic letter boxes have been placed in the 
lower hall of the D. K. E. end for the reception of 
individual mail matter. 

The second long themes in Mr. Andrews' course 
which are due May gth, are to be on the subject, 
"An Account of My College Life." 

Captain Godfrey has introduced, as a novel 
event at the interscholastic field meet on May 27th, 
the throwing of the discus, something new in this 
state. 

The following men have been elected for the 
Junior Prize Speaking, June igth: Babb, Bacon, 
Burnell, Chapman, Lee, McCarty, McCormick, 
Shorey, Sparks, Ward, Webber, Whitney. 

Captain Godfrey of the track team again sue 
ceeded on Friday in breaking his shot-putting rec- 
ord, made at Worcester. His best put on Friday 
was 39 feet. 

Professor MacDonald gave one of his charac- 
teristic surprises to the Sophomore history class 
on Tuesday, the 25th, by unexpectedly calling in 
all note-books. 

Robinson, 1900, represented Bowdoin at the 
annual meeting of the Y. M. C. A. presidents of 
the Intercollegiate Association held recently in 
Hamilton, N. Y. 

Professor Lee is making a collection of local 
views for his stereopticon. He has many pictures 
true to life, such as the country blacksmith at his 
work, the harness maker, and scenes at town meet- 



BOWDOm ORIENT. 



23 



The work of building the casino at Merrymeet- 
ing Park is being hustled along by a large crew of 
men. The park is more beautiful this year than 
before. A prosperous season is anticipated by the 
owners. 

R. G. Smith, '99, John Gregson, Jr., 1901, and 
T. F. Murphy of the Medical School, were officials 
presiding at the athletic meet between the Lewis- 
ton and Bath High schools at Bath on Friday 
evening, April 21st. 

The daily newspapers say there is some prospect 
that Rowell, a former member of Colby's nine and 
eleven, will enter Bates College next fall. Mr. 
Rowell is an athlete of ability. He is a reporter on 
the Lewiston Sun at present. 

Professor Lee delivered his famous Labrador 
lecture at Brownville last Friday evening. While 
in Bangor Saturday he was in consultation with 
Senator Engel, discussing plans for the work of 
the state topographical survey commission, of 
which Professor Lee is chairman. 

The Bowdoin chapter of the Delta Upsilon fra- 
ternity was represented at the meeting in Auburn 
last week for the formation of the state association 
of Delta Upsilon alumni by Merritt, '94, Russ, '95, 
Odiorne, '98, Lavertu, '99, Jennings, '99, Russell, 
1900, West, 1900, McCormick, 1900, Wheeler, 1901, 
and Dorman, 1902. 

The schedule of the Yale foot-ball games re- 
cently published gives Saturday, October 7th, as 
the date of the game with Bates. The Yale men 
have not had any great amount of winter and 
spring practice; but, since Bates will be weakened 
by the loss of Saunders and Captain Pulsifer, a 
close and exciting game may be expected. 

Again are we reminded that Death has no ter- 
rors for the upright man. Tyler, 1901, has ac- 
cepted the position of official umpire for the base- 
ball games of the interscholastic league which 
includes the teams representing Lewiston, Auburn, 
Freeport and other high schools, and has already 
entered upon his duties. The Orient is prepared 
for the worst. 

The Politics Club held a very pleasant meeting 
at New Meadows Inn, Monday evening, April 
24th. A shore supper was enjoyed and Professor 
Emery read an instructive and interesting paper on 
exparision, treating particularly the economic ques- 
tions involved. Professor Emery has the direction 
of the club, and has made the meetings during the 
winter- both enjoyable and profitable. 

If the weather is all that can be desired, the 
interscholastic athletic meet at the Whittier field. 



on May 27th, will be the most largely attended and 
most successful of any school meet ever held in 
Maine. Since last week three more schools have 
signified their intention of entering. The number 
of schools is most satisfactory. The last three 
names to be added to the list are Westbrook High, 
Hallowell High, and Edward Little High of 
Auburn. 

The Orient has been asked to make announce- 
ment of the formation, by members of the Class of 
'99, of a crack-a-jack base-ball nine, to be known 
all over the world as the Bowdoin Quitters. Came 
has been elected captain, with Philoon, associate. 
White will look after the bats. Lancey is manager, 
but Briggs, he pays the bills. The first game will 
be with a team from the Medical School. The 
Quitters wish it known that they will positively 
not appear this season on any other team. 

In a paragraph regarding the intercollegiate 
magazine soon to be published, the Lewiston Jour- 
nal, speaking favorably of the proposed magazine 
and its encouragement of college writers, pays this 
little tribute to The Quill: "Bowdoin is not wholly 
unprepared for such a move, since already The 
Quill has been working in a good way for the same 
end, and it has done much to interest the college 
boys in work of a literary nature. Its columns are 
wide open to the Bowdoin graduates, and some 
admirable work has been done by its contributors." 
D. C. Heath & Co., publishers, Boston, an- 
nounce in press an edition of Racine's "Andro- 
maque," edited by Prof. B. W. Wells, of the Uni- 
versity of the South. This adds another to the 
series of editions of classic French dramas being 
brought out by the publishers, in order to put these 
classics before the public in the best modern edit- 
ing. The "Andromaque" has been, during the 
past century, far the most popular of classic trage- 
dies. It demands attention for its intrinsic merit, 
and also because it announces a turning-point in 
the life of the French drama. 

Professor Little has told the alumni in letters 
recently sent out that the Bowdoin College library 
desires published writings of natives or residents 
of Maine, sermons and addresses delivered in 
Maine, church manuals, catalogues of schools and 
academies in Maine; state, legislative and executive 
documents previous to 1840, and reports of towns, 
cities, counties, railroads, societies and conventions 
in Maine. A few copies of the college annual cata- 
logue for 1889-90, 1890-91, 1894-5, 1896-7 are needed, 
as are also copies of the President's report for 
1894-5. 1896-7. 



u 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



The second themes of the term for those Soph- 
omores not taking Mr. Andrews' course are due on 
Tuesday, May gth. Prof. Mitchell has posted the 
following subjects: 

1. Preservation of the Forests of Maine. 

2. How to Learn to Speak in Public. 

3. Recent Changes in the Orient. 

4. The Art of Time-Saving. 

5. Hall Caine's "The Christian." 

Probably nothing has caused so much interest- 
ing small talk among college athletes as the an- 
nouncement of the action of S'cannell and Cushman 
of the Colby nine in leaving the team at the very 
beginning of the season and striking off to Con- 
necticut to try their hands at professional base- 
ball. The news was a general surprise to all and a 
cjiuse of much regret to Colby. Scannell has been 
the mainstay of the Colby foot-ball and base-ball 
teams since he began his much discussed career 
at the college; and Cushman's ability was recog- 
nized to such an extent that he had been elected 
captain of the nine for this season. Colby would 
be unfortunate indeed but for the fact that her old 
reliable Newenham is able to do almost as effective 
work as a backstop as he does in the pitcher's box, 
while Farwell, who will probably succeed Scannell 
as catcher of the nine, is also an able pitcher. 
Colby is not discouraged. She deserves our ad- 
miration for the grit she has shown against adver- 
sity in athletics in this college year. 



D. U. STATE ASSOCIATION. 
For some time the alvimni members of the Delta 
Upsilon fraternity have been meditating the forma- 
tion of a State association of alumni. The organ- 
ization was successfully made at the Elm House in 
Auburn, Wednesday evening. The following offi- 
cers were elected: C. E. Merritt, Auburn, Presi- 
dent; C. H. Sturtevant, Livermore Falls, Vice- 
President; Harry B. Russ, Portland, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Rev. G. M. Howe, Lewiston, Rev. Dr. 
A. T. Dunn, Waterville, Dr. W. J. Renwick, Au- 
burn, executive committee. After the business 
meeting a sumptuous banquet was enjoyed. 
Speeches were made by several of the alumni and 
imdergraduates present. A good number of the 
members of the Bowdoin chapter attended, and 
there were representatives from Colby, Colgate, 
Amherst, Brown and Union. 



'89. — At '89's decennial reunion during Com- 
mencement week, Frank L. Staples of Augusta will 
be the orator and Frank H. Hill of Rockland the 
poet. 



COLLEGE REGULATIONS. 
At a recent meeting of the Faculty, the follow- 
ing regulations were adopted: 

1. That, hereafter, any student who is absent 
from a term examination without previous excuse 
from the Faculty s'nall be marked zero, and that 
the Class Ofhcer shall have power to suspend the 
working of this rule. 

2. That the managers of all the college organ- 
izations ;.nd associations, as well as the captains of 
the various athletic teams, shall be excused for 
such time only as is granted to the members of 
these associations and athletic teams. 

3. That the manager of the College Glee Club 
shall be required to submit all dates for concerts 
and engagements to the Class officers. 



fITHLETICS. 

BASE-BALL. 

Now once again the old, old tale is told throughout 
the land; 

The dear familiar legend that a child could under- 
stand; 

Where'er the human ear may hear the sound of 
human speech. 

That fond tradition's uttered to such folk as are in 
reach. 

Oh, dear old tale! Oh, fond old tale! This year 
you're just the same 

As in the dim years of the past — the umpire stole 
the game. — Anon. 

Coach Woodcock arrived Tuesday, and at once 
took charge of the squad. Already the team has 
braced up wonderfully, and practice is sharp and 
beneficial. 

Mike Madden presented Captain Bacon with a 
beautiful bat Wednesday afternoon upon the field, 
and addressed the crowd, prophesying victories and 
home runs in abundance. 

Bowdoin 15, Brunswick 4. 

Bowdoin opened her season on Fast Day, April 
27th, defeating Brunswick 15 to 4 in a game marked 
by free hitting and numerous errors. Bowdoin 
took the lead early in the game, and was never 
headed. 

Pratt pitched for the first 5 innings, and sur- 
prised every one by his speed and command of the 
ball. He never lost his head, and completely fooled 
the Brunswick batters. Traynor was even a greater 
surprise than Pratt. Although very light, he 
handled his pitchers in perfect shape, and made a 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



^5 



safe hit. He was injured in the eighth, but refused 
to leave the field, and played the game out. Libby 
went in to the box in the sixth, and showed his 
old-time speed and curves. Pennell- caressed one 
of Pop Williams' outshoots for a home run, and 
later got a three-bagger off Patterson. Haskell 
played a good steady game at second, and Parker 
at third fielded well, although he had no hard 
chances. Greenlaw made a beautiful catch of a long 
line hit, and Wignott pulled down skyscrapers. 

For Brunswick, Edgar, Toothaker, and Bryant 
played the best game. Williams was hit rather 
harder than was expected, but he did not exert him- 
self, although he occasionally would send one by 
before the batter saw it. The team showed lack ol 
team work, the weakest places being second and 
shortstop, but it is made up of very good men, and 
with a little practice ought to compare favorably 
with any amateur team in the state. 

The score: 

BOWDOIN. 

AB R BII PO A E 

Haskell, 2b 5 2 i 4 i o 

Wignott, m 5 i i 2 o o 

Bacon, rf 6 2 2 o o o 

Pennell, ib 412400 

Greenlaw, IE 3 2 i i 2 2 

Pratt, p 2 o o I I o 

Libby, p 3 i o o i o 

A. Clarke, ss 4 I I I 3 3 

Parker, 3b 4 2 I 3 3 i 

Traynor, c 5 3 I 11 i o 

Totals 41 15 10 27 10 6 

BRUNSWICK. 

AB R BH PO A E 

Forsaith. ss 4 i i o 2 4 

Bryant, 3b 5 i 3 o 2 o 

Toothaker, ib 5 o i 10 o o 

Williams, p 4 I o i 4 o 

Edgar, c 4 i i 8 2 

Patterson, If., p 3 o I i i i 

Gould, 2b 4 o o 2 2 I 

Dolan, m 4 o o 2 o o 

Coffin, rf 4 o .0 o o o 

Totals 37 4 7 24 II 8 

The Score by Innings. 

123456789 

Brunswick 01001020 — 4 

Bowdoin 10317111 X — 15 

Two-base hit — Bacon, Bryant. Three-base hit — 
Pennell, Toothaker. Home run — Pennell. Bases 
stolen — Haskell, Wignott 2, Pennell, Clarke, 
Parker, Traynor 2, Edgar, Patterson. First base 
on balls — by Williams i, by Patterson 4, by Libby 
2. Struck out — by Williams, Pratt, Parker, Has- 
kell; by Patterson — Clarke, Haskell; by Pratt, 
Toothaker, Patterson 2, Gould, Dolan, Coffin, Wil- 
liams; by Libby, Gould 2, Coffin. Innings pitched 
by Pratt 5, by Williams 5. Umpire, Flynn. At- 
tendance, 6CK). 



PE RSONA LS. 

'40. — Alexander Hamilton Abbott, principal of 
"Little Blue" School at Farmington, died at Farm- 
iiigton, April 15th. 

'55. — Samuel Spring Gardner died March 24, 
1899, at Washington, D. C. He was born at 
Brewer, Maine, in January, 1831. After graduation 
he taught at Bluehill Academy and in Mt. Pleasant 
Military Institution at Sing Sing, N. Y. He was 
a student at the Bangor Theological Seminary, 
where he graduated in i86i, and was settled over a 
Congregational church at Bellows Falls, Vt. In 
1864 he entered the army as chaplain, and remained 
in this service until 1872, when he accepted a 
clerkship in the Treasury Department in Washing- 
ton. Here he remained until 1875-76, when he was 
in charge of a district in Alabama as superin- 
tendent of freedmen's interests. While in the 
South he held many important public offices, but 
after a few years returned to his position in the 
Treasury Department, where he has since remained. 
In 1869 he 'married Mrs. Adeline Livingston ol 
Greenville, Ala., and has three children. 

Med. '56. — Dr. R. G. Jennings, whose death 
occurred in Little Rock, Ark., recently from pneu- 
monia, was a native of Leeds, and had been prac- 
ticing in Little Rock since the war. The funeral 
services occurred at the residence, 517 West Sixth 
Street, Bishop H. N. Pierce officiating. In accord 
with his oft-expressed wish his remains will be 
forwarded to St. Louis for cremation. 

In April, 1869, Dr. Jennings married Miss 
Gertrude E. Elliott of Camden, Ark. Three chil- 
dren were born to them, viz., Octavia, Orville and 
Crews, all of whom with his widow survive him. 

Roscoe Green Jennings was born in Leeds, Me., 
June II, 1833, of English ancestry, who settled in 
Salem, Mass., in the early colonial period. His 
great-grandfather, who was a wealthy man, held an 
office under King George III. at the commence- 
ment of the Revolutionary war and was an ardent 
advocate of the English cause, in consequence of 
which he lost his lands and other property by con- 
fiscation. Dr. Jennings was reared on a farm on 
the banks of the Androscoggin river, attending the 
country school each winter. When he had reached 
the age of 17 years he was given the charge of the 
village school at $14 per month. He attended 
school at Wayne village under O. O. Howard, who 
afterward became a general in the United States 
army. In his i8th year he borrowed $100 of his 
brother and set out to see something of the world. 
He stopped in Still Valley, Warren County, Pa., 



26 



BOWDOIN OEIENt. 



and taught a school of incorrigibles at $ioo per 
month. He determined then to adopt the profes- 
sion of medicine, and returning to Maine entered 
the office of Dr. Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston. 
He graduated from the Medical School of Maine 
in 1856. Then he decided to go West. He settled 
at Lapur, Mich., but in December, 1857, decided 
to go South. He went to New Orleans, remaining 
there but a short time, embarking thence on a 
steamboat for Camden, Ark.; from there he went 
by stage to Washington, Ark., where his eldest 
brother, Hon. Orville Jennings, resided. He at 
once entered upon the practice of medicine, form- 
ing a partnership with Dr. B. P. Jett. When the 
Civil War broke out Dr. Jennings entered the con- 
federate army as surgeon of the twelfth Arkansas 
regiment. After the war he entered actively into 
the practice of his profession in Little Rock. He 
was appointed surgeon-general of Gov. Baxter's 
forces, 1847, and served faithfully through the 
Brooks-Baxter embroglio. He I'apidly acquired 
reputation and standing, and built up a fine prac- 
tice. He was at various times intimately associated 
with the city, county, and state medical organiza- 
tions, in which he was one of the origmal movers, 
and served as secretary and treasurer of each. He 
was also one of the founders of the medical depart- 
ment of Arkansas Industrial University and was 
for a number of years secretary of the Faculty. 
His membership of the American Medical Asso- 
ciation dates from 1869 until two years ago. 

Dr. Jennings was for several years secretary and 
a member of the state board of health. He was a 
recognized expert in the treatment of small-pox 
cases and other contagious diseases. 

'98. — Clarence E. Eaton has been elected prin- 
cipal of the Waldoboro High School. 

The following appointments of Bowdoin men 
have been made in the Methodist conferences for 
the coming year: 

'71, E. S. Stackpole, Augusta. 

'94, T. C. Chapman, Cornish. 

'97, H. "e. Dunnack, West End, Portland. 

'87. — Austin Cary of the Class of '87, the forester 
of the Berlin, N. H., Timber Company, who two 
years ago laid out 5,000 young pine trees on the 
southern part of the Bowdoin campus, visited 
Brunswick lately to see what destruction the fire 
which occurred last summer, had wrought with his 
work. He found that the fire had killed a great 
number of the young trees, and that immediate 
work nmst be undertaken if his former attempt 
was to be successful. He has decided to plant a 
number of pines to replace those destroyed by fire, 
and in a. more open spot to plant several hundred 



young hemlocks, which in about five years, he will 
transplant among the pines. Mr. Cary feels sure 
that, when this work has been accomplished, there 
need be no fear that the pines, which have always 
made the campus so attractive, will ever die out. 
Work will be begun in a week upon this under- 
taking. 



Y. M. C. fl, 



The social service of Thursday, April 27th, was 
exceedingly helpful and interesting. E. R. Kelley, 
1902, led the meeting, introducing the subject, 
"Plindrances to Serving Christ." The leader's 
remarks were most timely and practical, and were 
followed by brief yet earnest words from many of 
those ^present. The subject was one that can be 
minutely applied to college life, and various points 
were suggested and discussed. 

Communications received this week from the 
International Committee, bring the pleasing intel- 
ligence that on May 10 and 11, Mr. Harry Wade 
Hicks, Secretary of the colleges of the East and 
Canada, will be with us to meet the heads of the 
several departments and give them instruction in 
regard to their work. Mr. Hicks will address the 
whole association on the evening of the nth. This 
will be a rare opportunity for the members to meet 
one of the most successful Christian workers in the 
colleges of this country and Canada; hence much 
help is anticipated from his visit among us. 

It has been thought best to follow the usual 
custom this spring in omitting the meeting on 
Sunday afternoon. Chapel comes so late that no 
time is left for another service, and it has seemed 
impracticable to hold it earlier. The Thursday 
e^■ening meeting, however, is held regularly, and a 
cordial invitation is hereby extended to the student 
body to attend, and make of it the larger spiritual 
force which it might become. A Bible reading is 
held each Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, at which 
new participants are always welcomed. , 



MEDICS!! 

FOR RENT ^^ ^^^ Congress Street, PORTLAND, ME., 
" * * 2 Excellent Rooms suitable for a Doctor. 

Last occupied by Dr. O. P. Smith. The location is the best in 
the city. Heat by Steam, Hot and Cold Water and Gas. Third 
room as a sleeping room can be furnished. 

GEO. R. DAVIS. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 10, 1899. 



No. 4. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVBRT WEDNESDAY DOEINQ THE COLLEGIATE 
TEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babe, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

ISLAT F. McCoRMicK, 1900, Business Manager. 

Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 

Harry C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 

Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry B. Walker, 1901. 

Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 

Charles E. Bellatty. 

Per annum, in advance, $2.00. 

Single Copies, 10 Cents. 

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

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

Entered at the Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 
Vol. XXIX., No. 4.— May 10, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 27 

College News 30 

Athletics 31 

Personals 32 

Y. M. C. A 3i 



There is one field of college literature in 
which Bowdoin is at present sadly lacking; 
it is the half-playful, half-serious verse that 
marks so many of our college exchanges. 
The Orient urges all students who have the 
knack of writing this characteristic college 
verse to contribute often to its columns. 
Every one knows how these humorous verses 
brighten the paper, and as they reflect the 
happier phases of Bowdoin life, they will 
always find a welcome in these pages. It is 
not the triolets, or classic poems, or ballades, 
or the higher flights of literary effort we want 



— the Quill takes care of those, and good care, 
too — but it is local verse, clever parodies — so 
well illustrated by the work of J. W. Condon, 
'98, which is humbler, no doubt, but not a 
whit less useful or less honorable. 



Whether it is the province of the Orient 
to speak its mind freely on every question of 
college policy is a matter of opinion and of 
ethics. There is one abuse, however, that can 
not be made worse and may be made better, 
if more attention were called to it. It is the 
matter of pledging sub-freshmen for the vari- 
ous Greek-letter fraternities, sometimes a 
year, sometimes more, before their entrance 
to college. This practice is equally prevalent 
among all seven of our fraternities, and can- 
not but lead to a measure of harm ; for it is 
unfair oftentimes to both the sub-freshmen 
and the fraternities. In many other colleges 
of the same rank and standing as Bowdoin, 
there is a general understanding that pros- 
pective Freshmen shall not be pledged until 
the fall that they enter college. The rule 
works well, and though the fishing season, 
being shorter, is sharper, the rivalry is none 
the less open and generous. Thanks to one 
thing and another, here at Bowdoin the fra- 
ternities are on a better footing with each 
other than formerly. It may be a mere matter 
of personal opinion, but the Orient ventures 
to assert that if some definite limit were put on 
the fishing season — some "closed time" — 
there would be still more friendliness and 
good-fellowship. 

This reform has got to be brought about 
gradually and with the consent of all the fra- 
ternities. To many it seems necessary and 
beneficial — there may be something to be said 
on the other side. Bowdoin is different from 
the large colleges; there, where the fraterni- 



28 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



ties are open to none below Sophomores, it 
would be folly to pledge men before even 
beginning Freshman year. Here the custom 
may be for the best, but the Orient thinks 
it is not. What does the college think? 



The Orient must again protest against 
the daily newspapers terming our college 
ball nine "The Bowdoins." It savors too 
much of French Town and street arabs and 
Chimmie Fadden. One but rarely hears of 
the "Harvards" or the "Yales"; and there is 
no more reason for the vulgar "Bowdoins." 
There is a certain dignity about matters such 
as these that the college as a whole should 
support; and one can not protest too much 
against the cheapening of Bowdoin's name. 
The Associated Press and reputable daily 
journals should know better, and too strong 
a protest against such low down errors can- 
not be filed. 



There was an editorial in the Orient some 
year and a half ago that was much discussed 
at the time, but has since passed out of notice. 
It was on what might be termed "the pass- 
ing of the Senior," and was a plea for Senior 
management and direction until Commence- 
ment Day. Certain and true it is that year 
by year control of the branches of college 
interest is slipping away from the hands of 
Seniors into those of lower class-men, and 
Senior year is coming to mean less and less 
responsibility. The reasons for this evolution 
do not seem to warrant it. Several years ago 
a certain member of a Senior class misappro- 
priated some of the funds in his charge as 
manager of a college athletic team ; since 
that time it has been deemed wiser to -regard 
all Seniors as rascals, as unfit for offices that 
entail responsibility or make necessary the 
rendering of accounts before graduation. 
The motives for Junior control of college jour- 
nalism are somewhat different. The Seniors 
forsooth have too little time to give to any- 
thing but Commencement or '68 speaking 
parts ; make the Juniors do the work. Logi- 



cal ! Yes ! when it is remembered how diffi- 
cult and full of work Senior year is ! 

It is full time to cry halt to this increasing 
tendency to free Seniors of responsibility. 
The man in his last year should be still the 
leader, the controller — the non-shirker. Ex- 
perience should give him capability, and ful- 
ness of years fitness for any office under stu- 
dent control. The dignity that should rest so 
easily on him is only another factor that shows 
fitness ; and his freedom from indifference 
ought also to be accounted. "The passing of 
the Senior!" Is it occurring? It will be a 
sad day for Bowdoin when he has passed. 



Collegians the country over will be inter- 
ested in a letter to the New York Evening Post 
on the subject of College Commencement 
Exercises. The writer says in part : 

"A very large number of American col- 
leges find among their graduates at present 
the lack of interest in Commencement 
speeches. I think I am right in the belief that 
this condition does not make a very favorable 
impression upon older college-educated men. 
Doubtless some will be inclined to look for 
an explanation in the absurd athletic craze 
of the last few years, and it would be idle to 
deny that this is at least partially responsible. 
It seems to the writer, however, that our col- 
lege presidents and faculties must bear the 
larger share of the blame, for they have very 
generally by their own action thrown serious 
discredit upon the part which the graduating 
class bears in the Commencement exercises. 
It has become necessary, in the opinion of' 
these authorities, to substitute an address by 
some great man for a part or all of the old- 
time graduating orations. The motive for 
this in most cases seems to be the supposed 
advertising value of the great man, especially 
in the frequent cases where his greatness lies 
along lines entirely unrelated to the work for 
which the college is founded. Of course, the 
result is, as the student themselves would put 
it, to throw their own speeches into the shade. 
They are not practiced orators, experienced 



BOWDOm ORIENT. 



29 



statesmen, or even notorious politicians. 
They naturally suppose that the audience 
come to hear the star of the occasion, and so 
they lose interest. But speeches by cele- 
brated men are becoming so common that 
even as a means of advertising they are of 
very little value to the college, and the writer 
knows of some cases in which the new policy 
is confidentially admitted to be a disappoint- 
ment. Commencement audiences are no 
larger than before, and, so far as the character 
of the audience is concerned, what change 
there is, is to be deprecated rather than wel- 
comed ; for the personal friends of the students 
who might come from a distance are kept at 
home by the knowledge that the students will 
have no important place on the programme, 
and their places are taken, if at all, by per- 
sons attracted by mere curiosity, having no 
present or prospective interest in the college. 
The old-time college Commencement will 
bear restoration, unless there is some better 
substitute than has yet been presented." 

The Commencements here at Bowdoin 
have been free from "great men" — except the 
Faculty and the graduates — and are still of 
the old-time stamp. The audiences are as 
large no doubt and contain relatively as many 
of" the friends and relatives of the students as 
in the older days of 1806, when but seven men 
received their diplomas and five ladies and 
gentlemen came over a hundred miles in 
stage coaches. But the fact that it is neces- 
sary for the Faculty to compel some twenty 
or thirty men on the provisional list to write 
Commencement parts shows that an artificial 
barrier has still to be set up to maintain the 
interest of the student body in their intellect- 
ual part of Commencement Day. There is 
need of more stimulus — whence it will come 
from is a question to be decided by the future 
— and the Faculty. 



The April number of the Quill called at- 
tention to the following notice. It well bears 
repetition : 

Circulars are out announcing the estab- 



lishment of a new literary magazine, The 
American, which will be devoted to making 
known the work of young college graduates 
whose ability is as yet unrecognized by the 
public. Payment for accepted contributions 
will be in advance. The editors will be 
George S. Hellman and William A. Bradley, 
both of the Class of '99 of Columbia, and at 
present editors respectively of the Columbia 
Literary Monthly and the Morningside. 



The popularity of the lecture course of last 
winter is witness to its worth and value. No 
better gift could at the present day be be- 
stowed on the college by a devoted alumnus 
than a fund whose income would be suffi- 
ciently large to pay for half a dozen lectures 
by prominent men during the collegiate year. 
One of the advantages of the larger universi- 
ties is the opportunity so freely afforded of 
attending lectures on all varieties of subjects. 
The ablest of French critics addresses their 
"Cules Francais"; professors fresh from Ger- 
many meet their Deutscher Verein ; the most 
eminent specialists in every branch are easily 
induced to discuss before the various clubs 
matters of special, technical difference. With 
us it is so different. We are not pretentious, 
over-exacting. But it would be such an ad- 
vantage to have the means of procuring lect- 
ures from men of note — an advantage of 
which the students would quickly avail them- 
selves. That has been shown again and 
again. 

The college did its best last winter to fur- 
nish an interesting course and it succeeded 
admirably. Now that the custom has been 
established, will not some wealthy alumnus 
step forth, dive his hand deep in his pocket, 
and give the means wherewithal we may go 
our way rejoicing? 



The McMaster University Monthly of To- 
ronto quotes the lately published editorial in 
a New York paper on the Bowdoin system of 
personal instruction, and contains some poems 
taken from the QuilL 



go 



BOWDOlN ORIENT. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 



The Quill Prize contest comes off next month. 

Rowell, formerly of Colby, has entered Bates 
and joined the college nine. 

Paul S. Hill, 'oi, is coaching the Coney High 
School track athletic team at Augusta. 

Laferriere left college Saturday to coach Thorn- 
ton Academy for the Interscholastic meet. 

Quinn-, 'oi, has returned to college after a week 
spent at his home in Bangor on account of illness. 

Clarke, 'oi, has been released from his quaran- 
tine due to an attack of scarlet fever, and is at 
work again. 

The Brunswick High School gave a dance in 
the court room Tuesday evening. May 2d. Quite 
a number of the students attended. 

A complimentary notice of considerable length 
was given recently by the Kennebec Journal to "The 
Bowdoin Waltzes" and their composer. 

There is a new society being started. Most of 
the men are initiated near the post-office. 

The Quill Board had their monthly meeting and 
spread at Stackpole's room last Thursday. 

S. M. Hamlin, 1900, and Goodspeed, igoo, 
caught a pretty string of fifty or more trout on 
Saturday, in a brook a few miles out of town. 

Professor Little started May 2d for Atlanta, Ga., 
to deliver an address before the American Library 
Association. He will be gone about ten days. 

The members of the base-ball team were given 
a hearty send-off by their friends at the station 
Friday when the nine departed for Bangor to play 
the U. of M. team. 

A party of five, including Smith and Topliff, 
'99, Gregson and Quinn, 1901, and Webb, 1902, 
spent Sunday at the summer home of Gregson on 
Macmahan's Island. 

The Golf Club held a meeting in Professor 
Mitchell's room Friday at 5 o'clock. It will be 
impossible to obtain links at Merrymeeting Park, 
and the same ones will be used as last year. 

The annual base -ball game between the Y. M. 
C. A. team and that representing the Delta Upsilon 
Chapter was played on the delta Wednesday after- 
noon. The Association team won with the score 
23 to 15. 

Newenham has been elected captain of the 
Colby nine to succeed Cushman. The new captain 
has been fitly chosen. Newenham knows the 
game. He is one of the coolest men that ever 
pitched for a coHege team. 



Beane, 1900, Hayden, '02, and Wing, '02, spent 
the greater part of week before last at North Anson, 
where they went to attend the annual alumni recep- 
tion and ball of Anson Academy. At North Anson 
they were joined by H. E. Marston, '99. They 
report a very enjoyable time. 

"Nate" Pulsifer, captain of the Bates eleven 
last fall and of the Bates nine this season, will play 
on the Portland team of the New England league 
this year. Pulsifer will probably play in the out- 
field. Besides being a clever fielder, he is a fairly 
good pitcher and a strong batter. 

The subjects for the second themes due Tues- 
day, May gth, are: 

Preservation of the Forests of Maine. 

How to Learn to Speak in Public. 

Recent Changes in the Orient. 

The Art of Time-Saving. 

Hall Caine's "The Christian." 

Dr. William M. Richards, with Mrs. Richards, 
left Brunswick Wednesday afternoon for New 
York, whither he was called by his duties as a 
physician. He was unable to say with certainty 
when he could return to Bowdoin to resume his 
coaching of the track team. There is some prob- 
ability that another coach will have to be secured. 

Wednesday afternoon some good races were 
seen by visitors to the Whittier athletic field. The 
track men were out for trials under Dr. Richards' 
direction. The weather was not satisfactory and 
the track was slow so that no fast time was made. 
Wheeler, '01, had a short lead on Sinkinson," '99, 
at the finish of the mile run. Edwards, 1900, won 
the 100 yards dash, Cloudman the 220. Hamlin 
beat Small in the two-mile bicycle race. Hunt, 
'02, did not participate in the trials. 

Parts to be offered in the competition for the 
Senior Prizes in English Composition may be left 
at No. 3 Memorial Hall, at 5 p.m., on Wednesday, 
June 7th. There are no restrictions as to length 
or subject of parts. But no part is accepted for 
which credit has been given in college work, or 
which has been, or is to be, offered in any other 
competition for a college prize; that is, a theme or 
thesis upon which a student has been ranked, a '68, 
Pray, or Commencement Part is not admissible. 
Parts, however, written by men on the provisional 
list of Commencement speakers, but not chosen 
to be presented on Commencement Day may be 
offered in this competition. Each writer is to sign 
his part with a fictitious name and pass in with the 
part an envelope bearing on the outside the name 
under which he has written, and containing, within 
his real name. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



31 



flTHLETICS. 



TENNIS. 



This spring has brought about an increased in- 
terest in tennis at Bowdoin. In the past years 
Bowdoin has made a reputation in this sport which 
it will be hard to maintain, but with the number 
of men now playing it is safe to predict that this 
year the college will be represented by men who will 
not only make a strong stand in the state intercol- 
legiate tournament which is to be held in Bruns- 
wick, June 5, 6 and 7, but also in the dual tourna- 
ment to be played with the University of Vermont 
at Burlington, May 31, June i and 2. This send- 
ing of a tennis team to compete outside of the state 
is a venture which it is hoped will meet with the 
approval of the students and the alumni. It will 
necessitate a larger subscription from the students 
to defray the expenses of the trip than those of 
former years, but the Association feels that all will 
contribute to make this departure a success. The 
Vermont team will consist of four men, who will 
be chosen after the playing of the college tourna- 
ment which is now well under way. 

The entries in the singles are as follows: Bragg 
'01, Kelley '99, Moulton '99, Webber Sp., Merrill 
'99, Sills '01, Veazie '99, Flint '01, Cobb '02, Stan- 
wood '02, Marsh '99, Smith '01, Came '99, Pulsifer 
'99, L. L. Cleaves '99, Fogg '99, West '00, Dana 
'01, Sanborn Med., Shorey '00, Gibson '02, Randall 
'99, Hunt '02, Short '01, R. S. Cleaves '99, Dana 
'99, White '99, Larrabee Med., Snow '01, Briggs '99, 
and Hills '99. 

In doubles the following teams have entered: 
Marsh '99 and Sills '01, Moulton '99 and Randall 
'99, Came '99 and Kelley '99, Dana '99 and Dana 
'01, Smith '01 and Flint '01, Marston '99 and Towle 
'99, Snow '01 and Webber Sp., Sanborn Med. and 
Larrabee Med., L. L. Cleaves '99 and Merrill '99, 
Wood '00 and Bell '00, Leighton '01 and Berry '01, 
West 'go and Fogg '99, Nelson '99 and Neagle '99. 

BASE-BALL. 
Cambridge 4, Bowdoin 3. 

Bowdoin lost to the Cambridge nine of the N. 
E. league at Charles River Park on Tuesday, May 
2d, in a close ten-inning game. Cambridge has a 
team of good men, although the team work is not 
highly developed. .The only error of the game was 
a low throw to second by Pratt. Pratt pitched a 
good game, holding his opponents to nine hits, 



but Bowdoin failed to hit at critical points and did 
some stupid base-running. A. W. Clarke and 
Wignott led at the bat, each getting three hits. 
Attendance 300. The score: 

CAMBRIDGE. 

BH PO A E 

Ritchie, m o 2 o o 

Zaeder, i i 11 o 

Glenn, s 2 3 3 o 

Curtis, c I 8 3 o 

Murphy, 3 i i 3 o 

Long, 2 I 4 o o 

Richardson, i .- i i o 

Fallen, r o o o o 

Gallagher, p 2 o 4 o 

Totals 9 30 13 o 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

BH PO A E 

Haskell, 2 i o i o 

Wignott, 1 3 0' o o 

Bacon, r o 3 o o 

Pennell, i o 8 i o 

Greenlaw, m i o i o 

Pratt, p I o 3 I 

Clark, s 3 5 o o 

Turner, c l 8 I o 

Parker, 3 o 2 2 o 

Pottle, 3 o I I 

Totals ID *27 8 I 

♦Winning run made with no one out. 

Innings I 23456789 10 

Cambridge o o o o 2 o i o i — 4 

Bowdoin College. 020000001 o — 3 

Runs made — by Ritchie, Zaeder 2, Gallagher, 
Pennell, Pratt, Clark. Two-base hits — Glenn, Clark. 
Three-base hit — Clark. Stolen bases — Ritchie, 
Long, Gallagher 2, Wignott, Pennell. Base on 
balls — by Pratt 5, by Gallagher 2. Struck .out — by 
Gallagher 5, by Pratt 7. Double play — Pottle to 
Pennell. Hit by pitched ball — Pennell, Gallagher, 
Ritchie. Umpire — Wm. Long. Time — ^2h. lom. 

Bowdoin 6, U. of M. 2. 
Bowdoin's first league game was with U. of M. 
Saturday, the sixth, at Orono. The game was very 
close until the seventh inning when Bowdoin 
bunched hits and scored four runs. Pratt held his 
opponents down to four hits and fielded his posi- 
tion in good shape. Carr, the U. of M. second 
baseman, accepted eleven chances without an error. 
Clarke kept up his good work with the bat, getting 
tour hits. In the seventh inning Capt. Bacon dis- 
located his shoulder while sliding to first. His in- 
jury was a painful one, but his arm will probably 
be all right in a week or two. The attendance 
broke the record for the U. of M. grounds. 



32 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



The score: 

BOWDOIN. 

BH PO A E 

Haskell, 2 o i o 

Wignott, c o 8 o o 

Bacon, m 3 2 o o 

I-ibby, m o o o o 

Pennell, i 2 9 o o 

Greenlaw, i o 2 o 

Clarke, s 4 2 5 i 

Pratt, p I I 4 o 

Parker, 3 I i o i 

Turner, r o 2 o o 

Totals II 27 10 2 

U. OF M. 

BII PO A E 

Pretto, s o o o i 

Palmer, i o 10 o i 

Crockett, r o o i 

Lurrey, 3 o i i i 

Webb, 1 o I o o 

Clark, c i 7 i 2 

I-iverniore, m 2 2 o 

*Davis 0000 

Carr, 2 o 5 6 o 

Cushman, p i i 2 i 

Totals 4 27 10 7 

*Davis batted for Livermore in ninth. 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin 00001040 I — 6 

U. of M o o I o o o o I — 2 

Runs made — by Bacon, Libby, Pennell, Green- 
law, Clarke 2, Cushman, Davis. Three-base hit — 
Bacon. Stolen bases — Turner, Clarke 2, Palmer, 
Clark 2. Base on balls — Cushman 2. Struck out 
— by Pratt 6. by Cushman 7. Hit by pitched ball — 
Palmer, Pratt, Turner. Wild pitch — Cushman. 
Passed balls — Clark. Umpire — Flavrin of Port- 
land. Time — 2h. lom. 

Harvard 9, Bowdoin i. 

Harvard defeated Bowdoin on Soldiers' Field 
Wednesday, May 3d, in a game disappointing from 
a Bowdoin point of view. The inability of Bow- 
doin to hit Morse, who is considered to be Harv- 
ard's best pitcher, would have lost the game, but 
at least six of Harvard's runs could have been pre- 
vented by sharp fielding. Bowdoin's errors were 
not due to stage fright nor were the men rattled; 
lack of practice was the principal cause. Libby 
pitched a magnificent game, not giving a base on 
balls, and keeping Harvard's eight hits well scat- 
tered. Morse also was in fine form, and when he 
put it over, the Bowdoin batters were unable to 
touch him. 

Bowdoin's only run came in the first. After 
Haskell had struck out, Wignott got to second on 
a wild throw, made a beautiful steal of third and 
came home on a wild pitch. Harvard also scored in 
this inning on hits by Reed and Clark. In the 
fourth came two more runs on hits by Finke and 
Sears and a wild throw. Harvard got two more 



in the fifth on hits by Finke and Clark and three 
errors, and four more men crossed the plate in the 
eighth after a scratch hit by Goodrich and Capt. 
Haughton's home run. 

Attendance 450. The score: 

HARVARD. 

AB BH PO A E 

Loughlin, cf 5 o i o q 

Goodrich, i 4 o 7 o q 

Lewis, I I I I o o 

Raid, c ... 5 I 10 I o 

Haughton, 2 5 i 3 3 o 

Clark, 3 5 3 2 o 

Fincke, s 4 i o 2 i 

Dibblee, r 3 o o o i 

Sears, 1 3 i 3 q o 

Morse, p 4 o o i o 

Totals 39 8 27 7 2 

BOWDOIN. 

AB BH PO A E 

Haskell, 2 4 o 5 i 3 

Wignott, c 4 o 4 o o 

Bacon, cf 4 i 3 o i 

Pennell, i 3 o 7 o 2 

Greenlaw, 1 2 o 3 o o 

Clark, s 3 2 i i 2 

Pottle, r 3 o o o i 

Parker, 3 3 o i 5 i 

Libby, p 3 o o 3 o 

Totals 29 3 24 ID 10 

Innings 123456789 

Harvard 10022004 — 9 

Bowdoin looooooo — i 

Runs made — Loughlin, Reid (2), Haughton (2), 
Clark, Finke, Sears (2), Wignott. Earned runs — 
Harvard 3. Three-base hit — Sears. Home run — 
Haughton. Stolen bases — Dibblee, Reid, Clark, 
Sears, Loughlin, Wignott, Bacon. First base on 
balls — By Morse 3. Struck out — By Morse 8; by 
Libby 4. Wild pitch — Morse. Hit by pitched ball 
— Dibblee. Time — 2h. 20m. Umpire — Toby Lyons. 



PERSONflLS. 

'50. — A large congregation was present in the 
Shepard Memorial Church, Cambridge, Tuesday 
evening, April 26th, to hear Gen. O. O. Howard 
deliver an address on the needs of better educa- 
tional facilities in the South. The foundation of 
Lincoln Memorial University at Cumberland Gap, 
Tennessee, an enlargement of the Harrow School, 
now situated there, was the particular subject of 
Gen. Howard's remarks. He spoke on the great 
needs of an institution there taking up a more 
advanced line of learning than at present. There 
are now three departments, academic, normal and 
industrial, in the school, and it is hoped in the near 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



33 



future that many more may be added. The people 
there are loyal and anxious to attend schools and 
colleges. 

'60. — Of the many tributes paid to Speaker 
Reed this is characteristic, and interesting, more- 
over, as it comes from the camp of the enemy: 

Champ Clark, when he has a breathing spell 
now and then between dodging indications of pros- 
perity and chasing octopuses, not infrequently gets 
off a good thing. He paid this tribute to Speaker 
Reed, in a letter to the Jefferson City Tribune, the 
other day: 

"Thomas Brackett Reed of Maine, taken in all, 
was the most remarkable character in Congress. 
With the single exception of Henry Ward Beecher, 
I regard Mr. Reed as the most brilliant man I ever 
saw, and I am not certain that even Beecher ought 
to be excepted. 

"Reed is a big man all over and in every way. 
He is a giant both physically and mentally. He 
has a large, massive, shapely head and inside that 
skull there are as much brains as any man of this 
generation carries about on his shoulders. His 
tongue is a two-edged sword, and he has perhaps 
indulged in more sarcasm than any other man that 
ever served in Congress except John Randolph of 
Roanoke. In addition to being the most sarcastic 
man in public life, Mr. Reed is what Randolph 
most assuredly was not, and that is a humorist of 
the first rank — a quality which greatly tempers his 
sarcasm. A compilation of his witticisms, humor 
and sarcasm would make quite a readable book. 

" But Mr. Reed is more than all this. He is a 
scholar of reading and a philosopher of great in- 
genuity. One of the most interesting and philo- 
sophical articles I ever read in my life was one 
contribured by him to a magazine under the queer 
title, 'The Conquest of Fear.' After reading it 
twice, I asked him how he ever thought of the sub- 
ject. He said that it came to him by witnessing a 
horse work himself into an agony of fear at seeing 
nothing more dangerous than a white post on a 
sandy beach. It is strange to me that the news- 
papers have not copied and exploited that article. 
The most philosophical disquisition on govern- 
ment that I ever listened to he delivered to me 
once, without another soul within earshot, while 
he was sitting in the speaker's chair, and while some 
statesman was delivering a set speech. He did it 
for mental recreation — to relieve his mind. I have 
often regretted that I am not a stenographer so 
that I could have taken down verbatim that ex- 
quisite monologue — for that is precisely what it 
was, not a conversation, but a monologue — on the 
social relations and upon human government. It 
would have made a splendid contribution to polit- 
ical and philosophical literature if printed just as 
it fell from his lips without changing a word or a 
syllable." 

'61. — Rev. Edwin Smith has accepted a call to the 
pastorate of the Congregational Church, Ballard- 
vale, Andover, Mass. He has been pastor at Bed- 
ford, Mass., for a number of years. 

'64. — Dr. Charles Jewett, professor of obstetrics 
and pediatrics at the Long Island College Hos- 



pital, Brooklyn, has been appointed by the trus- 
tees of that institution to be president of the Fac- 
ulty. Dr. Jewett was born in Bath, Me., in 1842, 
and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1864. 

'76. — Among the many congressional candidates 
for the First District is mentioned Frank Conant- 
Payson, Esq., of Portland. He was born in 1856 
in Portland, educated in the Portland schools and 
at Bowdoin College, from which he graduated in 
1896. He entered the law and practiced in Port- 
land, where he is now one of the leading attorneys. 
He is President of the Portland Golf Club and 
holds may other prominent positions. 

'77. — Hon. William T. Cobb of Rockland has 
been placed in nomination for the position of 
member of the board of overseers of Bowdoin Col- 
lege, for an existing vacancy. 

M. '77. — In a recent issue the St. Louis Globe- 
Democrat published the following regarding a 
prominent Augusta citizen and his wife: 

Local interest attaches to a late piece of polit- 
cal gossip from the State of Maine, because of the 
fact that the man who is regarded as almost cer- 
tain to be the next Governor of the Pine Tree 
State, married a St. Louis lady and is well known 
in this city. An article in the Boston Herald states 
that the Republican nomination for Governor of 
Maine is almost certain to go to Dr. John F. Hill 
of Augusta. Dr. Hill will be remembered for a 
recent visit he made to this city with his wife, 
formerly Mrs. Hiram Liggett, a member of one of 
St. Louis' most prominent families. 

Dr. Hill is remembered here as a well-built, 
handsome man, of 40 odd years, and has stood high 
in his party at home for years, having served in 
both branches of the Maine Legislature. He is a 
member of the publishing firm of Vickery & Hill 
of Augusta, and has amassed a large fortune. He 
was married to Mrs. Liggett about two years ago, 
and the latter is said to have entered with interest 
into her husband's political aspirations. 

The article in the Herald refers to the present 
Mrs. Hill as "a very charming woman, who has 
thoroughly endeared herself to the people of Au- 
gusta and of the state. Her acquaintances assert 
that in her the ne.xt Governor will find a source of 
great strength in his official life from every stand- 
point, especially in the matter of holding official 
and social functions."" 

The Hills occupy the famous James G. Blaine 
mansion at Augusta. Six years ago an attempt on 
the part of the Legislature to buy this property, 
with a view to making it an executive mansion, 
failed through lack of satisfactory negotiations 
with Mrs. Blaine. Two years ago Dr. Hill secured 
a long lease of the estate, Mrs. Blaine being unwill- 
ing to sell. From present indications the place 
will yet be a " Governor's mansion," in spite of 
legislative failure to secure it for that purpose. 
The home life of the Hills is said to be most happy. 
The family, when complete, includes the doctor 
and his wife, a son by his first wife, Percy, 17 years 



34 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



of age, who is now fitting for Princeton at a New 
Jersey academy; and another boy, the 13-year-old 
son of Mrs. Hill, who is now at St. Mark's Mili- 
tary School, Southboro, Mass. 

In the roomy old mansion the doctor and his 
wife. entertain their friends from all over the state, 
and both host and hostess are everywhere credited 
with being the most delightful entertainers. Dur- 
ing the present month Dr. and Mrs. Hill have been 
in St. Louis on a pleasure trip. 

'87. — Dr. C. F. Moulton of Roxbury, Mass., has 
been ill in a hospital in Boston for nearly a year. 
His disease was recently diagnosed as tuberculosis 
of the spine. 

'94. — Rupert H. Baxter, accompanied by his 
brother, Percival P. Baxter, '98, sailed four weeks 
ago for Florence, Italy, summoned there by the 
severe illness of a relative. 

'98. — Principal D. L. Wormwood is preparing 
a History of the Machias High School. 



Y. M. C. f\. 



Committees to have charge of the Y. M. C. A. 
work at the college have been chosen as follows: 
On new students, West 1900, Bragdon igoo, Hig- 
gins, Med., F. H. Cowan 1901, Flye 1902; on 
religious meetings, Beadle igoo, Atherton, Wymarv 
igoi, E. R. Kelley 1902; on hand-book, Larrabee 
1901, Burnell 1900, Lewis igoi, Blake igo2, Cous- 
ens 1902; on finance, Russell igoo, Clough igoo, 
Hayden igo2; on social events. Ward 1900, McCor- 
mick igoo, S. M. Hamlin 1900, and Anthoine 1902. 
The first-named on each committee is the chair- 
man of that committee. 

The subject of the Thursday evening meeting on 
May 4th was "What Teachings of Christ Seem to 
You the Most Wonderful?" Higgins of the Medi- 
cal School led the service, opening it by some 
earnest words on the teachings in regard to the 
Holy Spirit. It is very gratifying to have co- 
operation in our work from the Medical Depart- 
ment, and it is hoped that more efifort may be made 
in this line, both for our own benefit and that of 
the students in this department. 

For some time past tliere has been a movement 
on foot among the associations of the principal 
colleges of the east, to provide one another with 
diagrams of the foot-ball games played on the home 
grounds next fall. These diagrams are to be in 
the form of hektograph plots, similar to those which 
appear in the newspapers the morning after the 
great games. These plots are so made that each 
play in the game is plainly marked out and by 



studying it one can see just how the game was 
played, who made the long runs, at what points 
punts were made, etc. The idea is to form a union 
of fifty colleges which belong to the International 
Christian Association, and when any game is 
played on the home grounds, the whole game will 
be plotted, fifty hektograph copies taken and one 
mailed to each of the other forty-nine colleges, so 
that the morning after each important game we 
should receive the plot of each half, carefully 
marked in two colors so that the plays can be ac- 
curately traced. 

If the scheme is a success the union will include 
Yale, Harvard, Cornell, U. of P., West Point and 
the other large colleges of the country. No defin- 
ite action has as yet been taken by the Bowdoin 
Association, but it is thought of favorably by those 
who have seen the sample plots and, if the union 
is made, the Christian Association will doubtless 
join with the other colleges in thus co-operating 
with the athletic interests of the college. 

As the spring term begins to draw in the direc- 
tion of its close, the religious students turn their 
attention to the summer conferences. Many col- 
leges have found in these summer meetings that 
which they lacked to make them strong spiritually, 
and many men have there come to a realization of 
their powers and duty as regards their life-work. 
The conference at Northfield being the nearest to 
Bowdoin is the one to which our attention is 
called. It is hoped that our college may be well 
represented this year, by men who will go with 
the determination to learn practical methods, and 
get a comprehensive idea of what it means to be 
a worker for the best interests of their fellow-men. 



AND THE HAMMOCK SWUNG ON. 
"A is the maid of winning charm, 
B is the snug, encircling arm. 
How many times is A in B?" 
He questioned calculatively. 
She flushed, and said, with air sedate, 
"It's not quite clear; please demonstrate." 
— Hamilton Literary Monthly. 



MEDICS!! 



2 Excellent Rooms suitable for a Doctor. 
Last occupied by Dr. O. P. Smitli. The location is the best in 
the city. Heat by Steam, Hot and Cold Water and Gas. Third 
room as a sleeping room can be furnished. 

GEO. E. DAVIS. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 18, 1^ 



No. 5. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PnELISHED EVERY THURSDAY DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babb, 1000, Editor-in-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

ISLAY P. McCoRMiCK, 1900, Business Manager. 
Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Harry C. McCartt, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 
Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 
Charles E. Bellatty. 

Per annum, in advance, $2.00. 

Single Copies, 10 Cents. 

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

Uemitt^nces should be made to the Business Manager. Com. 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

Entered at the Post.Office at Brnnswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewistox. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 5.— May 18, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 35 

Notices 36 

College News 37 

Athletics 39 

Personals 42 

Y. M. C. A. . - i2 

This year, evidently, marks the permanent 
adoption of "clubs" as a means of subordin- 
ating to the various branches of study a social 
and informal discussion of the subjects 
treated, necessarily, rather generally in the 
class-room. The Orient has sung contin- 
ually the praises of such a custom, and cov- 
eted the success and benefit enjoyed by sister 
institutions who have become acquainted with 
this system of auxiliary study ; and that Bow- 
doin has now entered this honorable list of 
aspirants after knowledge is a good sign of 
her progressiveness. 



There have been five clubs organized this 
present year, — Government Club, Philosophy 
Club, Political Economy Club, Current His- 
tory Club, and Classical Club. These report 
an unusual degree of interest for the short 
space of their existence ; and, especially, 
held most active meetings to the very last 
session, which is the best of proof of their 
flourishing condition. 

Next fall should and probably will see the 
continuance of all of these five clubs ; and they 
might well be augmented by a General 
Science Club and Literature Club. With 
seven clubs all teeming with prosperity, the 
long fall and winter evenings will slip by most 
lightly in the presence of wisdom and con- 
ijenial friends. 



The past week furnished us a splendid 
illustration of the opportunities which will 
present themselves to a man who possesses a 
grain or two of spirit and perseverance in try- 
ing for a 'varsity team. With one pitcher 
disabled, another resting for a state game, and 
the third and last scheduled for the Brown 
game, the base-ball team was without a man 
in training for pitching to fill the box against 
Tufts College. This case is as likely to occur 
in any position upon the team, and that fact 
should stimulate every man with base-ball 
aspirations to stick to practice and training 
until the end of the season. 



The Medical School is surpassing all pre- 
vious years in her participation in the affairs 
of the college. Foot-Ball, Glee Club, Indoor 
Meet, Track Athletics, Tennis, and Base-Ball 
are all beholden to the Medical students for 
the degree of excellency which they have 
respectively attained. It is right that this is 



36 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



so, and every man should put forth his most 
strenuous efforts to preserve the continuance 
of this strengthening union. Moreover, it is 
quite possible that the school will be of the 
same duration as the literary department 
which, together with the proposed college re- 
quirements for admission, will bring about a 
closer coalition and more even division be- 
tween "lits" and "medics" on all the college 
organizations. 



Beginning with the present number the 
Orient will keep a permanent calendar of 
coming events in which the college is mate- 
rially interested. The day of publication has 
been changed to Thursday in order that any 
communication or notice, which may orig- 
inate in the Faculty meeting, can be pub- 
lished in these columns for the convenience 
of the college body. All these innovations 
are only in accordance with our plans to make 
of this paper a compendium of all that which 
is in any way of benefit or of profit to this 
institution in the field of college journalism. 



Considerable wisdom lies in the suggestion 
that a tinancial statement of each athletic 
association be published at the expiration of 
the manager's term of office. The different 
athletic organizations are conducted in a bus- 
iness way, and, therefore, should present a 
full report of their standing to those who com- 
pose the body and backers of the respective 
teams. Besides, the difficulties are innumer- 
able which confront every manager, and gen- 
erally, are entirely unappreciative, if realized 
at all, by the college fellows ; such a public 
statement would present a few of these in 
black and white ; and incidentally, allay any 
doubt, uncertainty, or curiosity which may 
exist concerning the expenditures and re- 
ceipts, as well as furnish not a little valuable 
information for managers to come. 

The Orient will gladly publish these re- 
ports ; and, as a matter of fact, intends to make 
somewhat of an exertion to obtain all reports 
which may accrue hereafter. 



In another column the result may be seen 
of the permanent arrangement which has been 
adopted in the order and hour of each course 
as tabulated in the last catalogue. Those 
courses which are required of students have 
been differentiated from the electives of the 
curricvilum by means of a bolder type. 



NOTICES. 
BowDOiN Golf Club. 

At the annual meeting held in No. 3 
Memorial Hall on Friday, May 5th, the fol- 
lowing officers were elected : President, H. 
L. Berry, '01 ; Treasurer, Mr. Benj. Furbish, 
Brunswick ; Secretary, Professor H. C. 
Emery. The following is the Governing 
Board : The President, the secretary, Messrs. 
W. S. Hatch, J. H. Hanley, Barrett Potter of 
Brunswick and Wood, '00, and Sills, "01, of 
the college. It was decided best to have sev- 
eral of the officers of the club town men, so 
that golf might prosper during the summer 
months. The old links near the standpipe are 
to be retained and a good deal of money is 
to be laid out on their improvement. The 
course is to be cleared and several of the 
greens turfed. The club has now a good 
start and looks for renewed enthusiasm this 
year. The dues have been fixed at $2.00, a 
merely nominal sum, as it is not desired to 
keep any one interested in the game out of 
the club. Seniors wishing to join for the 
months of May and June may do so by pay- 
ing $1.00. Remittances should be made as 
soon as possible to Benjamin Furbish, Esq., 
Treasurer Bowdoin Golf Club, Brunswick, 
Maine. 

At a recent meeting of the Governing 
Board regulations as to caddies' fees were 
adopted whereby the rate is to be 10^ per 
round, 15^ per two rounds. All players are 
requested to hold firmly to this rule, as too 
little pay makes the caddies discontented and 
too much, arrogant and impudent. All stu- 
dents in any way interested in the club are 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



■37 



urged to join it at once. Names sliould be 
sent to H. L. Berry, '01. 

Reduced rates for the Worcester Meet can 
be obtained by conferring with Manager 
Chapman. 



CALENDAR. 

Saturday, May 20. — Annual Meet of the New 
England Athletic Association at Worcester. 

Wednesday, May 24. — Bowdoin plays Colby at 
Waterville. 

Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27. — Inter- 
scholastic Tennis Tournament at Brunswick. 

Saturday, May 27. — Maine Invitation Inter- 
scholastic Meet at Brunswick. 

Tuesday, May 30. — Bowdoin plays Bates at 
Lewiston. 

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 31, 
June i and 2. — Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament; 
Bowdoin and University of Vermont at Burlington, 
Vt. 

Wednesday, May 31. — Examinations in Ger- 
man. 

S.\turday, June 3. — Annual Maine Intercolle- 
giate Field Meet at Waterville. 

Bowdoin plays Tufts at Brunswick. 

Monday to Wednesday, June 5-y. — Maine In- 
tercollegiate Tennis Tournament at Brunswick. 

Monday to Thursday, June 5-8. — Senior Ex- 
aminations. 

Wednesday, June 7. — Bowdoin-Colby Fresh- 
man Meet at Waterville. 

Bowdoin plays Bates at Brunswick. 

Friday, June 9. — Ivy Day. 

Bowdoin plays Colby at Brunswick (forenoon). 

Saturday, June 10. — Field Day. 

Monday to Friday, June 12-16. — Examina- 
tions. 

Sunday, June 18. — Baccalaureate Sermon. 

Monday, June 19. — Junior Prize Declamation. 

Bowdoin plays University of Toronto at Bruns- 
wick. 

Tuesday, June 20. — Class Day. 

Wednesday, June 21. — Graduation Exercises 
of the Medical School. 

Thursday, June 22. — Commencement Day. 

Annual Meeting of the Alumni. 

Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24. — En- 
trance Examinations. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 



There is a merry-go-round down town. 

The Mineralogy class has begun work in the 
laboratory. 

Rollins, 'gg, had an attack of German measles 
last week. 

Tyler, 1901, has been absent for a few days on 
account of illness. 

Professor Moody was called to New Jersey last 
week by the death of a relative. 

A Freshman has given us the following: The 
Freshmen were metuculated Tuesday. 

All stores have been ordered closed on Sunday 
by the selectmen of Brunswick. 

The Boston alumni are organizing a movement 
opposing the change in the college seal. ■ 

Professor MacDonald was called away last week, 
and his classes were given adjourns. 

The New Voice for May contains a story of 
Speaker Reed's boyhood, written by himself. 

Sinkinson, 'gg, represented Kappa Chapter at 
the Psi Upsilon convention at Cornell last week.' 

Professor Hutchins ti^eated his Astronomy class 
to an illustrated stereopticon lecture one day last 
week. 

Bragg, Warren and Quinn attended the game 
at Orono, and passed Sunday at their homes in 
Bangor. 

The third fortnightly themes in Mr. Andrews' 
course are due Tuesday, May 23d. They are to be 
descriptions. 

Judge Lucilius A. Emery, LL.D., professor of 
Medical Jurisprudence in the Medical School, lect- 
ured to the students of the school last week. 

Sturgis, 'gg, was gladly welcomed on the campus 
Tuesday, May gth. He has been in Camden, N. 
C, recuperating, and returns much improved in 
health. 

T. F. Murphy, of the Medical School, makes 
occasional visits to Auburn for the purpose of 
coaching the track team at Edward Little High 
School. 

•Mrs. F. C. Woodrufif and Professor Chapman 
were among the speakers at the dinner of the 
Colonial Dames held at Riverton, Wednesday, 
May loth. 

Harley Rawson, the heavy hitting shortstop, 
whom many may remember as the star of the 
Hebron Academy nine of a few years ago, has just 



38 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



accepted an offer to play on the Derby, Conn., 
team of the State league. 

Mr. Harry Wade Hicks, of New York, went to 
Waterville on Saturday, after working with the 
branch of the Y. M. C. A at Bowdoin on Thurs- 
day and Friday. 

Janitor Simpson has returned after a winter's 
sojourn in California, and is busy putting the cam- 
pus and buildings in order for the inspection inci- 
dental to coming events. 

Greenlaw and Cleaves entertained the Govern- 
ment Club at Jakes's, Monday evening, May 8th. 
A shore supper was enjoyed. Papers on Japan 
and China were read by Jennings and Briggs re- 
spectively. Professor MacDonald was present and 
made some interesting remarks. 

President Hyde will hold his reception Wednes- 
day evening of Commencement week. The Seniors 
have voted to give no concert, as has been the 
custom in past years. These concerts have not 
been very successful and have interfered with a 
satisfactory arrangement of the events of this busy 
week. 

The college was represented by many students 
at the Chapman concert last week. It is needless 
to say that Maconda and her associates were heard 
with enjoyment. By making use of his bicycle 
and the railway accommodations, an enthusiastic 
Freshman was able to hear three concerts last week 
by Director Chapman's stars. 

We quote from a Maine paper: "Yale is now 
said to have an eye on President Hyde of Bowdoin. 
It is also intimated that some day this Maine col- 
lege president may move to Harvard. President 
Hyde would seem to have his pick and Maine 
hopes he will elect to stay at Bowdoin." It is 
needless to add that Bowdoin students sincerely 
hope so, too. 

There was an enthusiastic mass-meeting in 
Memorial Hall, Saturday morning. It was called 
with the idea of furthering base-ball interests, and 
the results of it could be seen at the game in the 
afternoon. Dutton, '99, ably presided. Speeches 
were made by the chairman; by Manager Whitney 
and Acting-Captain Greenlaw of the nine; by Coach 
Woodcock; and by L. L. Cleaves, '99; T. F. Mur- 
phy, Medical School; Lancey, '99, Jennings, .'99, 
White, '99, Clarke, '99, R. L. Marston, '99, Spear, 
igoo, Sparks, 1900, Cloudman, 1901, and Sinkinson, 
1902. 

The Deutscher Verein met with Fogg and Var- 
ney at 14 South Maine, Wednesday evening. May 
loth. The program was on Hauptmann, one of the 



foremost of living German writers. Rogers read 
a short account of his life, and Pattee, a criticism 
of "Der Versunkene Glocke," one of the best of 
Hauptmann's recent books. Professor Files also 
added a short account of Hauptmann's other 
works. 

The new coach of the track team is Mr. John 
Graham, of Boston, who has been for a number 
of years manager of track athletics for the famous 
Boston Athletic Association, and who is one of the 
best known authorities on the track events in the 
country. Mr. Graham has trained athletes since 
1885. He was in charge of the team which B. A. A. 
sent to Athens to represent her in the Olympic 
games. On his return from Greece he introduced 
the throwing of the discus to the list of popular 
events for American athletes of heavy weight. He 
is an able man with the shot, hammer and discus. 
As a coach Mr. Graham is entirely satisfactory. 

The Gerrish Anatomy will at once be put into 
the Medical School, supplanting Gray's Anatomy. 
The new work, which was compiled by Frederick 
Henry Gerrish of Portland, the professor of anat- 
omy in the school, has been highly spoken of all 
over the country. The book includes contributions 
from Arthur Dean Bevan, M.D., of Rush Medical 
College; William Keiller, F.R.C.S. of the Univer- 
sity of Texas; James Playfair McMurrich, A.M., 
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; George 
David Stewart, M.D., of the Bellevue Hospital, New 
York; and George Woolsey, A.B., M.D., of Cor- 
nell University and Medical College. The book 
contains 950 engravings in black and white, and in 
colors, and has been enthusiastically received by 
the students and Faculty of the school. 

The absence of leading players on the Senior 
and Junior teams which were to play base-ball on 
Wednesday made necessary an indefinite postpone- 
ment of the game. But the enthusiasts who were 
■ ready for the contest were unwilling to lose their 
fun ; so teams were organized and a game was 
played on Wednesday afternoon. The team, on 
which were four Seniors, and which chose the 
name "The Perfections," won from the other, 
which boasted of six Juniors and bore the name 
"The Sweet Caporals." Though the score was 19 
to 12, and though two scorers couldn't keep run of 
the errors made, there were some pretty features. 
Parker's hitting, the snappy playing of the winning 
infield and the brilliancy and picturesqueness of the 
work of the Junior battery, share the honors with 
Foster's cool umpiring. The Perfections were 
Hoyt, c; Parker, ib., 3b.; Stanwood, p., 3b.; 
Neagle, 3b,, p.; Merrill, 2b.; Leighton, ib. ; R. S. 
Cleaves, ss.; Kelley, rf. ; Rolfe, m. The Sweet Cap- 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



39 



onls were Willard. p.; Murphy, rf.; Goodspeed, 
lb,; West, 2b.: Robinson, ss.; Pottle, c. ; Bellatty, 
If.: Pearson, .3b.; Noyes, m. 

Mr. Walter B. Clarke of Bowdoin College, '99, 
made a clever speech at the second district con- 
vention Thursday afternoon in Lewiston in second- 
ing the nomination of Charles E. Littlefield. Mr. 
Clarke spoke as follows: 

Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of this Convention 
— In behalf of a united dele.^ation from the county 
of Lincoln, in behalf of the voters of that county 
irrespective of party affiliations, and with the great- 
est pleasure I second the nomination of Mr. Little- 
field as the successor of the late Mr. Dingley. The 
people of my county are justly proud of the fact 
that for the last forty years they have been repre- 
sented in the lower branch of Congress by two of 
the ablest and most eminent statesmen that ever 
imparted wisdom to the councils of this nation, and 
the Republican voters of that county are fully 
aware of the great responsibility that devolves upon 
them in choosing their successor. They realize 
and appreciate the fact that each county of this dis- 
trict could if necessary furnish some favorite son 
who would not only distinguish himself, but also 
prove an honor to the district and State if nom- 
inated here to-day; but, gentlemen, they know Mr. 
Littlefield well, and they believe in him. They 
believe in his personal honor, his political sagacity, 
his sense of mental and moral worth, and they 
admire his undaunted courage and sterling integrity. 
In the full vigor of his manhood; his trained fac- 
ulties ready and eager for effort; his fame already 
bright and high, no man ever entered the field of 
national politics and statesmanship with the pros- 
pect of a more brilliant and useful career. When 
the sad news of Mr. Dingley's death swept over 
the whole world with the velocity of lightning, and 
our people realized the situation, it did not take 
them long to determine the question who was the 
best prepared, in every way, to fill the vacancy in 
our delegation in Congress, and prosecute the 
work so suddenly interrupted by the stern hand of 
death: but with a united voic? they declared then, 
and by a united delegation they declare to-day, 
that of all the candidates for the distinguished 
honor of defending the interests of our people in 
our National Congress; of upholding the great and 
vital principles embodied in the Republican admin- 
istration; and the best prepared to grasp the sceptre 
of honest fame where it was left by the immortal 
Blaine and the lamented Dingley. and carry it to 
even greater heights, is that ambitious and deter- 
niined representative of the common people, that 
distinguished debater and orator, that great leader 
of men. General Charles E. Littlefield of Rock- 
land. — Lewiston Journal. 



'80. — Herbert W. Grindal has removed his law- 
office to the Wilks Building, 15 Wall St., New 
York City. 

'81. — James Donovan, attorney and counsellor- 
at-law, has removed to Great Falls, Montana. 

'92. — Frank Durgin has entered the law firm of 
Keezer, Durgin & Clay in Denver, Col. 

'98. — Dwight R. Pennell is reading law in a 
Lewiston office. 



NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN COURSES OF STUDY. 



6 



8 9 10 11 



Astronomy, . 36 4 

Biology, . . 34 18 16 16 17 15 15 3 

Chemistry, . 51 51 44 .'.8 36 

Economics, . 41 43 39 34 21 27 

Elocjitioi), . 53 50 

Eng. Lit're, . 55 57 54 40 43 38 

French, . . 53 52 51 49 48 39 

Geology, . . 27 

German, . . 61 60 60 31 30 29 14 14 14 

Government, . 35 16 

Greek, ... 52 51 49 8 8 6 9 13 

History, . . 21 21 21 20 20 16 

Latin, ... 56 54 50 7 7 5 7 

Logic, ... 54 

Mathematics, 5454 51 666222 

Mineralogy, . 49 17 

Philosophy, . 56 56 54 

Physics, . . 38 36 3 3 2 2 2 

Rhetoric, . . 64 43 



flTFiLETICS. 



COLLEGE TENNIS TOURNAMENT. 

The tennis tournament for the championship in 
singles and doubles among the players in college 
began Wednesday, May 3d, and was concluded the 
first of the present week. Much interest was de- 
veloped as the tournament progressed. The fair 
weather materially helped to an early conclusion 
of the contest. Ripley Lyman Dana, '01, is the 
winner in singles. Harold Fessenden Dana, '99, 
and Ripley Lyman Dana, '01, were the successful 
team in doubles. 

The following is a summary of the tournament: 

Singles. 
Preliminary Round: 

Kelley, '99, beat Bragg, '01 ; 9-7, 6-2. 

Webber, special, beat Moulton, '99, 4-6, 6-4, y-5. 

Sills, '01, beat Merrill, '99; 6-1, 6-0. 

Flint, '01, beat Veazie, '99; default. 

Cobb, '02, beat Stan wood, '02; default. 

Marsh, '99, beat Smith, '01; 6-0, 6-3. 

Came, '99, beat Pulsifer, '97; 6-4, 6-1. 

L. Cleaves, '99, beat Fogg, '99; 6-1, 6-4. 

Dana, '01, beat Sanborn, Med.; 6-3, 6-1. 

Shorey, '00, beat Gibson, '02; 6-4, 6-4. 

Hunt, '02, beat Randall, '99; 6-4, 6-4. 

R. Cleaves, '99, beat Short, '01; 6-4, 0-6, y-5. 

Dana, '99, beat White, '99; default. 

Larrabee, Med., beat Snow, '01; 6-1, 6-0. 

Briggs, '99, beat Hills, '99; 6-3, 6-2. 
First Round: 

Kelley beat Webber; 6-2, 6-2. 

Sills beat Flint; 11-9, 6-1. 

Marsh beat Cobb; 6-2, 6-2. 

Came beat West, '00; 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. 

Dana, '01, beat L. Cleaves; 6-3, 6-0. 



40 



BOWDOIN OKIENT. 



Hunt beat Shorey; 6-2, 6-0. 

Dana, '99, beat R. Cleaves; 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. 

Larrabee beat Briggs; 6-2, 6-1. 
Second Round: 

Sills beat Kelley; 6-4, 3-6, 9-7. 

Came beat Marsh; 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. 

Dana, '01, beat Hunt; 6-0, y-5. 

Dana, 'gg, beat Larrabee; 6-3, 6-3. 
Semi-Finals: 

Came beat Sills; 6-4, 6-3. 

Dana, '01, beat Dana, '99; 6-1, 5-7, 6-4. 
Finals: 

Dana, '01, beat Came; 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. 

Doubles. 

Preliminaries: 

Briggs, 'gg, and Smith, 'gg, beat Leighton, '01, 
and Berry. '01 ; 6-3, 7-5. 

Dana, 'gg, and- Dana, '01, beat West, '00, and 
Fogg, 'gg; 6-1. 2-6, 6-1. 

Came, '99, and Kelley, 'gg, beat Snow, '01, and 
Webber, special; by default. 

Nelson, 'gg, and Neagle, 'gg, beat R. Marston, 
'99, and Towle, '99; 6-3, 6-3. 

Moulton, 'gg, and Randall, 'gg, beat Wood, '00, 
and Bell, '00; by default. 

Sanborn, Med., and Larrabee, Med., beat L. 
Cleaves, 'gg, and Merrill, '99; 8-6, 6-2. 

Short. '01, and C. Hunt, '02, beat Pulsifer, '97, 
and R. Cleaves, 'gg. 

Marsh, 'gg, and Sills, '01, beat Smith, '01, and 
Flint, '01 : 6-3, 6-1. 

First Round: 

Dana and Dana beat Briggs and Smith; 6-1, 6-1. 

Came and Kelley beat Nelson and Neagle; 6-2, 

Sanborn and Larrabee beat Moulton and Ran- 
dall: 6-3. 1-6, 6-4. 

Marsh and Sills beat Short and Hunt: 4-6, 6-1, 
6-4. 

Serai-Finals: 

Dana and Dana beat Came and Kelley; 6-3, 6-3. 

Marsh and Sills beat Sanborn and Larrabee; 
8-6, 6-4. 

Finals: 

Dana and Dana beat Marsh and Sills S-7> 6-4, 
5-7, 6-2, 6-1. 

Tufts g, Bowdoin 6. 
Tufts defeated Bowdoin g to 6 in an interesting 
game on Tufts oval Tuesday, May gth. For the 
first five innings the game promised to be very 
close, but in the sixth Tufts fell upon Came for 
five runs, and Pratt, who took his place, was 
touched up for two. Curran, who pitched for Tufts, 
was rather wild, but steadied down after a few 
innings, holding the Maine men down to six hits. 
For Tufts Corridan's hitting and fielding were 
timely and excellent. Hazleton at first put up a star 
game and Bean's fielding was remarkably good. 
For Bowdoin Greenlaw played the best game, pull- 
ing down several difficult ffies. The infield with 
the exception of Pennel at first played a ragged 



game. Came fielded his position in good shape, 

making six assists. Attendance 600. The score: 

TUFTS. 

BH PC A E 

Bean, m i 4 o o 

Lawton, 1.. i o o 

Corridon, s 2 i 3 o 

Kelley, c i 5 o o 

Hazleton, 1 2 12 I o 

Leahey, 2 o 3 2 2 

Curran, p i i 4 o 

Lucas, r i o o i 

Fiske, 3 o i I i 

Totals 9 27 II 4 

BOWDOIN. 

BH PO A E 

Harkins, 3 o i 2 2 

Wignott, c I 2 o o 

Clarke, s i 2 i 3 

Pennel, i 10 o 

Greenlaw, 1 i 4 o 

Haskell, 2 2 3 3 2 

Trainor, m o 4 o o 

Tibbetts, r i i o o 

Came, p o • 6 o 

Pratt, p o o 2 I 

Totals 6 27 14 8 

Innings 123456789 

Tufts I o I o o 7 o o o — g 

Bowdoin I i i o o 2 i o o — 6 

Runs made — by Bean 2, Wignott, Haskell 2, 
Clarke, Corridon 2, Lucas 2, Kelley, Hazleton, 
Leahey, Greenlaw. Two-base hits — Corridon 2, 
Hazleton, Haskell. Stolen bases — Bean, Wignott 
2, Haskell, Clarke, Greenlaw, Hazleton, Leahey, 
Harkins. Bases on balls — Bean 2, Hazleton, Wig- 
nott. Came, Haskell, Greenlaw, Harkins. Struck 
out — Turner, Lawton, Leahey. Tibbetts, Clarke, 
Pennel, Wignott. Double plays — Pratt and Pen- 
nel; Curran, Leahey and Hazleton; Haskell, Clarke 
and Pennel. Hit by pitched balls — Leahey, Hazle- 
ton. Passed balls — Kelley 2, Wignott. Umpire — 
Woodcock. Time — 2h. 

Brown 8, Bowdoin i. 

Bowdoin lost to Brown Wednesday, May loth, 
through inability to bat. As usual Wignott man- 
aged to get a run. 

The work of the home team was very lively, the 
men batting and running bases as if they meant to 
win. 

Sedgewick pitched for the first time in a home 
game, and had Bowdoin at his mercy, allowing 
only four hits and these well scattered. Bowdoin's 
only tally was due to Clarke's error in centre, 
allowing Wignott to reach third, whence he scored 
on Pennell's single. Sedgewick, beside striking 
out three men, had seven assists to his credit, and 
no errors, and did not give one base on balls. His 
pitching was fully up to his last year's standard. 

The game was full of pretty plays, and plenty 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



41 



of batting made it an interesting one to watch. 
Newman for Brown led at tlie bat with a triple and 
two singles, and brought in three of Brown's runs 
by his hitting, beside scoring two himself. Paine 
accepted i6 chances without an error. 

For Bov.'doin Greenlaw played the best game, 
accepting three chances and making half of Bow- 
doin's hits. Attendance looo. The score: 

BROWN. 

AB BH PC A E 

Le Stage, c 5 i 3 o o 

Bacon, s 4 i 3 2 o 

Newman, r 5 3 o o o 

Richardson, 3 4 o o i i 

Sedgewick, p 5 2 i 7 o 

Paine, i 3 i 16 o o 

Paine, i 3 i 6 o o 

Holman, 2 4 i 5 o 

R. Clarke, cf 3 i 2 o i 

Totals 37 10 27 15 2 

BOWDOIN. 

AB BH PO A E 

Greenlaw, 1 4 2 3 o o 

Wignott, c 4 I 4 o 

Clarke, s 4 o i 8 i 

Pennell, i 4 i 9 o o 

Haskell, 2 3 o 4 4 i 

Harkins, 3 3 o 2 o 

Trainor, cf 3 o o o o 

Libby, p 3 o o I 

Tibbetts, r 3 o o o i 

Totals 31 4 *23 12 4 

Innings 123456789 

Brown 30010400 — 8 

Bowdoin looooooo o — i 

Two-base hit.? — Paine, Greenlaw 2, Wignott. 
Three-base hit — Newman. Sacrifice hit — Bacon. 
Stolen bases — Le Stage, Newman, Richardson, 
Sedgewick, Holman. First base on balls — McKin- 
ney. First base on errors — Haskell, Le Stage, 
Bacon, R. Clarke. Struck out — Richardson 2, Hol- 
man, R. Clarke. Harkins, Libby 2. Double plays 
— Holman and Paine; Haskell and Pennell. 

*Sedgewick out for interference. 

BOWDOIN 9, U. of M. 5. 

Bowdoin again defeated U. of M. Saturday, the 
13th. on Whittier Field. The game was won in the 
first three innings and no runs were made after the 
fifth. Pratt pitched a fine game, keeping the hits 
well scattered. 

Pretto, the first man up for U. of M., got a base 
on balls and stole second. Palmer was out on a 
grounder to Came, Pretto taking third. It looked 
as if U. of M. would score, but Crockett popped up 
a fly for Haskell, and Davis flew out to Greenlaw. 

Greenlaw was safe on a wild throw by Davis, 
and stole second. Wignott hit to centre field, 
scoring Greenlaw, and took second on a passed 
ball. Pratt got a hit, scoring Wignott. W. B. 



Clarke fouled out. A. W. Clarke got a hit, advanc- 
ing Pratt to third, but Haskell flew out to Davis 
and Harkins struck out. Score, 2 to o. 

Webb struck out. Clarke hit a hot liner to A. 
Clarke. Livcrmore walked. Carr flew out to Has- 
kell. 

Trainor swung at two balls, and caught the 
third on the end of his bat, sending it just inside 
third and far across the track. He was seated on 
the bench before the fielder got to the ball. Green- 
law walked, but was forced at second by Wignott. 
Pratt again got a hit, sending Wignott to third, 
and W. B. Clarke got a pretty hit just inside first, 
scoring Wignott. A. Clarke struck out. Score, 4 
to o. 

The three U. of M. men at bat in the third flew 
out, Cushman and Palmer to Harkins, and Pretto 
to A. W. Clarke. 

Bowdoin did better. After Haskell had put a 
fly into Webb's hands, Harkins got a base on balls. 
Trainor was safe on an error by Pretto. He was 
iorced at second by Came. With two out Bowdoin 
began to make runs. Greenlaw got a base on balls. 
Harkins scored on a wild pitch. Wignott was hit 
and took his base. Pratt cracked out a hit, and 
Greenlaw and Came scored. W. Clarke hit out a 
long one, which Livermore misjudged and took 
third, Pratt scoring. A. Clarke knocked a grounder 
to Carr and was out at first. Score, 9 to o. 

U. of M. opened the fourth with the determina- 
tion to score. Crockett walked, stole second, and 
scored on a hit by Davis. Webb hit to Pratt, who 
turned and caught Davis at third. Clarke got a 
three-bagger inside third, scoring Webb. Liver- 
more hit and Clarke scored. Carr was safe on an 
error by A. Clarke. Then Pratt took the game in- 
to his own hands, struck out Cushman, and fielded 
Pretto's grounder to first. 

Crockett replaced Cushman in the box, Lurvey 
going to right field. 

Haskell got a base on balls but was caught on 
second. Harkins and Trainor struck out. 

Palmer was out at first. Crockett struck three 
times, the last time at a low one which passed 
Wignott, and took second. Davis hit through 
Greenlaw's legs and took second, Crockett scoring. 
Webb was safe on Haskell's error. Clarke flew 
out to Trainor. Livermore took first on Game's 
error and Davis scored. Carr fouled out to Wig- 
nott. Score 9 to 5. 

This ended the scoring for the game. In the 
last of the fifth with one out Greenlaw hit for three 
bases, but was left on third. After this neither side 
got a man beyond second. 

The most noticeable feature of the game was the 
entire absence of "yagging." The applause was 



42 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



liberal and impartial, and the U. of M. players were 
much pleased with the treatment which they re- 
ceived. 
Attendance 500. The score: 

BOWDOIN. 

R BH PO A E 

Greenlaw, 1 2 I I o i 

Wignott, c 3 I 3 i o 

Pratt, p I 3 2 2 o 

W. B. Clarke, r o i o o o 

A. Clarke, s o 2 3 2 i 

Haskell, 2 o o 5 4 2 

Harkins, 3 I o 3 I o 

Trainor, cf I 0100 

Came, i I i 9 o i 

Totals 9 9 27 10 5 

U. OF M. 

R BH PO A E 

Pretto, s o I 3 i I 

Palmer, i o i 6 o o 

Crockett, r, p 2 o 2 o o 

Davis, 3 I 3 I o I 

Webb, cf I o 2 I o 

G. Clarke, c i i 5 2 o 

Livermore, re, cf o i 2 o 

Carr, 2. o o 3 2 o 

Cushman; p o o o o 

Lurvey, r o I o o o 

Totals 5 8 24 .6 2 

Innings 123456789 

Bowdoin 2 2 5 o o o o — 9 

U. of M o o o 3 2 o I o o — 6 

Three-base hits — Pratt, W. B. Clarke, Greenlaw, 
J. Clarke. Home run — Trainor. Stolen bases — 
Greenlaw, Came. Pretto, Livermore 2, Crockett, 
Carr, Webb. First base on balls — Pretto, Liver- 
more. Crockett. Webb, Greenlaw 3, Harkins, Has- 
kell. Struck out— By Pratt i, by Crockett 4, by 
Cushman 2. Double plays — Pratt, Haskell and 
Came, Pretto, Carr and Palmer. Passed balls — 
Wignott, Clarke 2. Hit by pitched ball — Wignott, 
Trainor. Time — 2h. Umpire — Carpenter. 



Y. M. C. f\. 



On Wednesday, May lOth, Mr. Harry Wade 
Hicks, Cornell, '98, arrived in town and for two 
consecutive days attended to starting the commit- 
tees in their work and aiding the new officers to 
systematically arrange matters pertaining to the 
summer conference and active work in the fall. 
Mr. Hicks met personally the different chairmen 
and discussed with them methods which have 
proved successful elsewhere and carefully adapted 
the same to needs of the Association here. 

A Bible study conference was held on Thursday 
afternoon, at which the subject of devotional Bible 
study was presented by the secretary and a new 
interest thus generated in personal study of the 
Bible, from an historical and devotional point of 
view. Tm^o such courses will be offered next fall, 



one in "the Life of Christ," the other in "the Acts 
and Epistles." Several men have already been en- 
rolled in these classes. 

As was previously announced Mr. Hicks ad- 
dressed the audience at the weekly meeting Thurs- 
day evening. He spoke of the movement in gen- 
eral, of its beginning with the incident of the "Wil- 
liams Hay Stack," of its rapid growth and its pres- 
ent importance and possibilities. He also referred 
to the peculiar perils of student life and the neces- 
sity of high principles and pure morals. 

Those who were privileged to hear Mr. Hicks 
speak, and met him personally have received much 
inspiration and help from his short visit to the col- 
lege; and all will think of him and wish him a high 
degree of success as he continues his trip among 
the other colleges of the East and Canada. 

It has been some time since any organized work 
has been done by the Association in the neighbor- 
hood outside of the college, yet this is an import- 
ant part of Christian discipleship, and it is an ex- 
cellent sign of growth to see the fellows taking up 
this work. Several of the more active members 
are engaged in Sunday-school work in the various 
churches of the town. Woodbury, 1900, conducted 
the evening service at the Berean Baptist vestry on 
Sunday, May 14th, and on the same evening a small 
party of the members assisted in a meeting held 
in a school-house some three miles from the cam- 
pus on the Harpswell road. 



PERSONflLS. 



'47. — Dr. Franklin Benjamin Merrill died at his 
home in Alfred, May 3, 1899. He was born in 
Buxton in February, 1828. On leaving college he 
went to Kentucky, and was employed as teacher 
in an academy two years in Garrettsburg, Chris- 
tian County. He then began the study of medi- 
cine with Dr. Metcalf of that State. Returning to 
Maine he continued his studies with Dr. Edwin 
Hall C36) of Saco. Later he was graduated from 
Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia in 1852, 
and settled at Alfred where he remained in active 
practice until his death. For some years he held 
the position of United States Examining Surgeon. 
In 1853 he married Sarah E., daughter of Lewis 
Wakefield of Saco and had six children. 

'60. — Rev. Charles Fox Penney, a widely-known 
Free Baptist minister, died at Augusta May 7th. 
He was born in New Gloucester in May, 1832. 
After graduation he taught in the High School at 
Gray, and the same year entered the Free Baptist 
Theological Seminary, at New Hampton, N. H., 
graduating in 1862. In August, 1862, he became 
pastor of the Free Baptist Church in Augusta, 
where he continued until his death — the longest 
pastorate of the denomination in the State. He 
was a frequent contributor to the organ of that 
denomination, the Morning Star of Dover, N. H., 
and published occasional sermons. He was chap- 
lain of the Insane Asylum, Augusta, for many 
years and held responsible positions in the educa- 
tional and benevolent enterprises of the denomina- 
tion. In 1862 he married Angle Lewis of Booth- 
bay, who died in 1881 leaving three children. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



HIIUNSWICK. MAINE, MAY 25, 1899. 



No. 6. 



BOW])OIN ORIENT. 

> EVERY THURSDAY DURING THE C 
YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babb, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, IIIOI, Assistant Editor-in-Cliief. 

IsLAY P. McCoKMiCK, 1900, Business Manager. 
Roland E. Clark, 1901, .-Vssistant Business Manager. 
Harry G. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 
Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 
Charles E. Bellatty. 

Per annum, in advance, ..... $2.00. 

Single Copies, 10 Cents. 

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

Itemittances should be made to the Business Man.ager. Com- 
munications iu regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

Entered at the Post-OfEce at Brunswick as Second-Clas3 Mail Matter. 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. G.— May 23, 1899. 

Editorial Notes . . ■ 43 

Notices 4.5 

Calendar 46 

College Nev^s 46 

Athletics 47 

Personals 49 

Y. M. C. A 50 

With the exception of the Mott Haven 
games tliere are no games in the college world 
which have had so long and successful a 
career as the New England Athletic Associa- 
tion. Records are broken, some of them not 
only N. E. I. A. A. records, but as in several 
instances in the past, intercollegiate, colle- 
giate, and even world's records. 

The 13th annual meeting of the associa- 
tion was held at Worcester oval last Saturday, 
and the usual interesting fight for the cham- 
pionship came off. The contending teams 
were Amherst, Bowdoin, Brown, Dartmouth, 



Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Trin- 
ity, Tufts, University of Maine, Wesleyan, and 
Williams. The points were unusually evenly 
divided and the winner was not decided until 
the very last event. 

Bowdoin has had many hard battles as a 
member of the N. E. I. A. A., handicapped as 
she is by the lateness of the season in Maine ; 
but notwithstanding this fact and others such 
as small numbers, and lack of funds, our rela- 
tively small college has made steady annual 
gains for the last five years, reaching the 
climax this year by landing first place. 

This victory is perhaps the most note- 
worthy in the whole athletic history of our 
college, and too much stress cannot be laid 
upon its importance. Our team was small, 
our season was short, our funds were low, 
and the backing of the team was not what it 
should be, yet against every odd that man or 
weather could devise we met and defeated 
all the colleges of our class in New England 
in a fair and open competition. 

This, the greatest of all victories, came 
most opportune in the face of recent adverses 
in another branch of athletics, and one of the 
many good results which may be reaped is 
renewed energy in base-ball. The last week 
has proved that Bowdoin spirit was not dead, 
but only latent ; now that it is in full activity 
let us keep it thus, and fight for a champion- 
ship here in our own state which is repre- 
sented by a neat triangxilar pennant and which 
presents as many difficulties, this year at least, 
as a victory at Worcester. 

The champions were fittingly celebrated 
Saturday and Monday nights, and never has 
the college seen such a wholesome union of 
Faculty, Townsmen, "Medics" and "Lits." 
as on the latter night. The evening was 



44 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



begun with rousing speeches in Memorial 
Hall from President Hyde, Professors Robin- 
son, Whittier, and Emery, and Dr. Mitchell, 
followed by a parade of all the classes and 
Medical School with the team in the van, while 
the streets of quiet old Brunswick never ex- 
perienced quite so much noise and fireworks^ 
or heard such speeches of congratulation, as 
our victorious team enjoyed Monday night. 

May the fruits of this celebration and vic- 
tory be felt far into the future, and may all 
teams realize that old Bowdoin knows no 
limit in her appreciation and pride for a truly 
great victory. 



After innumerable controversies and an 
inestimable outlay of time and labor our offer 
to the high schools and academies in the state 
has been accepted, and Saturday next a hun- 
dred or more interscholastic athletes will con- 
tend on the Whittier Athletic Field for the 
championship of the Pine Tree State. 

Having obtained the management of this 
meet for the current year, we must remember 
that there are others, and lay our wires accord- 
ingly. We cannot afiford to sink back with a 
sigh of relief into the inactivity of a satisfied 
desire ; but, so much accomplished, from the 
very nature of things another and unsatisfied 
longing springs into life on the possibility of 
its attainment, a longing to see among future 
Bowdoin imdergraduates these embryonic 
athletes who may so ably represent their pres- 
ent foster mother ; moreover the possibiHty of 
its acquirement is centered right here next 
Friday and Saturday. 

The Orient urges for the welfare of the 
college that the fellows will perform their 
duties as host in a most exemplary manner. 
We are too deficient in the right sort of ath- 
letic material to neglect the least exertion 
which may bear fruit in this direction, and 
therefore in addition to the perfect perform- 
ance of such requirements as may arise inci- 
dental to the meet we should augment those 
duties by informal gatherings about the 



"ends" during the evenings our interscholas- 
tic friends are with us. Every "end" can at 
least entertain with informal feeds and college 
songs ; and, indeed, will probably do so. No 
better facilities can be found in the state for a 
gathering such as occurs Saturday, and no 
better campus and buildings are possessed by 
other state institutions ; it only remains for us 
to make the most of the opportunities which 
are in themselves unsurpassable in Maine. 



Criticisms of fraternity interference with 
the best welfare of the college and its various 
organizations may be most deservedly admin- 
istered or perhaps too severe, but there is no 
question about the benefit inherited in local 
or interfraternity societies. Not that such or- 
ganizations may not act detrimental if not 
disastrous to the college ; for, inasmuch as they 
have enrolled representations from all of the 
fraternities, the influence thus derived could 
be so handled that an active and powerful 
monopoly would be formed, and probably 
flourish for a short period. Just as much as 
the opportunities for doing harm are increased 
so much are the opportunities for bettering 
college affairs, and that the latter aspect should 
be taken at present is a conviction with which 
doubtless the majority of the students will 
agree. There are all sorts of men in our 
midst, — men born to rule, men with business 
ability, men of address to represent us upon 
the platform, men of literary acumen, and so 
on. It is claimed that the fraternity spirit 
here at Bowdoin prevents a just culling out 
in which the right men get the right places. 
Interfraternity surely acts altogether antago- 
nistic to such a condition of affairs. 

Too much stress cannot be laid upon the 
narrowing influence resulting in a man choos- 
ing from his own fraternity his only coterie of 
friends, debarring himself from all but the 
most desultory intimacy with the outre world. 
Any atmosphere which will decompose this 
affinity and tends towards a crystallization of 
the whole student body into a compact and 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



45 



sympathetic mass is to be welcomed, and we 
feel such is possible only under a regime of 
which interfraternity intercourse is a promi- 
nent part. The latter will do the decompos- 
ing of fraternity conservativeness ; and, that 
accomplished, no fear need be felt over un- 
sympathetic relations within the college. 

Bowdoin at her present size surely does not 
need augmentation to the present number of 
intercollegiate fraternities ; as a matter of fact 
any such action would probably meet opposi- 
tion from the students, alumni and friends of 
the college as strengthening fraternity feel- 
ing upon the principle of one more mouth to 
feed. Nor again does it seem altogether wise 
to increase interfraternity societies to more 
than a half or a third the number of intercol- 
legiate fraternities, else the breaking down 
process may. go so far that even the good of 
fraternities will be annihilated. Discretion 
and common sense should be ever prevalent 
in all innovations, and we must strive to main- 
tain that medium in all things where the best 
possible good will result to the college and its 
members. 



The symbolic significance of the cap and 
gown is altogether lacking appreciation, or 
else their neglect is due to carelessness or 
inertia. This sable apparel would seem quite 
in harmony with that good old sentiment of 
romance, chivalry, and high literary achieve- 
ments which one's mind pictures of the stu- 
dents of the higher institutions of learning 
such as Oxford and Cambridge, and which 
might well permeate our own Alma Mater. 
Put on your cap at least and wear it, you have 
earned it and should be proud of its attain- 
ment. Its presence is by far too unfamiliar 
a sight upon the Bowdoin campus. 



NOTICES. 

We hope that every Bowdoin man has 

taken to heart the words of Dr. Whittier at 

Monday evening's mass-meeting and will do 

all in his power to make a success of the Bow- 



doin Invitation Interscholastic Meet held 
under our auspices this, week. 

When the Maine Interscholastic Athletic 
Association went to pieces, the schools were 
persuaded to give up all attempts at reviving 
that association and to accept an invitation 
meet under Bowdoin management. Influ- 
enced by our promises, fourteen fitting-schools 
have entered contesting teams, and it now 
devolves upon us to make good our promises 
in the fullest sense of the word and make this 
the most successful interscholastic meet ever 
held in Maine. Every stib-freshman present 
must be made to feel that he is the guest of 
the college, and the only way this can be done 
is for every Bowdoin man to make himself 
personally responsible for the entertaining of 
as many guests as possible. 

Our treatment of the visiting fitting- 
school men this year will largely determine 
whether or not the interscholastic meets shall 
be held with Bowdoin in the future, and there 
is no way in which we can do more to draw 
desirable men to Bowdoin than by thus an- 
nually entertaining the fitting-schools of 
Maine. The Bowdoin Invitation Interschol- 
astic Meet is a grand good thing ; let every- 
body push it along. 



We herewith submit a financial statement 
of the Tennis Association for last season. Its 
management has been above criticism, and its 
cash balance upon the right side speaks vol- 
umes of its prosperity. 

W. H. White, Jr., President, 

In Acct. with Bowdoin College Tennis 
Association. 
1898 To '97 balance from J. 

F. Dana, $32 63 

March 5 By delegates expenses to 

Waterville, $3 23 

May 4 By stamps, 30 

5 To subscriptions, 6 50 

18 To subscriptions, 9 y^ 

18 By stamps, 25 

18 By tennis balls, 12 55 

June 4 By printing (letters to 

schools), 2 25 

5 To subscriptions, 27 00 

6 By tickets to Waterville 

and annual dues, 22 60 



46 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



June 9 By team's expense at 

Waterville, $ig oo 

14 To old tennis balls, "J^ 
6 To interscholastic en- 
trance fees, 10 00 

15 By tennis balls for inter- 

scholastic, 8 00 

15 To subscriptions, 3 75 

15 To old tennis balls, 2j 

15 To old tennis balls, 50 

16 To old tennis balls, 25 

17 To old tennis balls, 25 

23 By telegram to Colby, 25 

23 To old tennis balls, 50 

23 By sending cups to Col- 
by (box and express), 65 



Total, 
Balance, 



$92 13 
$23 03 



CALENDAR. 

Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27. — Inter- 
scholastic Tennis Tournament at Brunswick. 

Saturday, May 27. — Maine Invitation Inter- 
scholastic Meet at Brunswick. 

Tuesday, May 30. — Bowdoin plays Bates at 
Lewiston. 

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 31, 
June i and 2. — Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament; 
Bowdoin and University of Vermont at Burlington, 
Vt. 

Wednesday, May 31. — Examinations in Ger- 
man. 

S.^turday, June 3. — Annual Maine Intercolle- 
giate Field Meet at Waterville. 

Bowdoin plays Tufts at Brunswick. 

Monday to Wednesday, June 5-7. — Maine In- 
tercollegiate Tennis Tournament at Brunswick. 

Monday to Thursday, June 5-8. — Senior Ex- 
aminations. 

Wednesday, June 7.— Bowdoin-Colby Fresh- 
man Meet at Waterville. 

Bowdoin plays Bates at Brunswick. 

Friday, June g. — Ivy Day. 

Bowdoin plays Colby at Brunswick (forenoon). 

Saturday, June 10. — Field Day. 

MoND.\y TO Friday, June 12-16.— Examina- 
tions. 

Sunday, June 18. — Baccalaureate Sermon. 
Monday, June 19.— Junior Prize Declamation. 
Bowdoin plays University of Toronto at Bruns- 
wick. 

Tuesday, June 20. — Class Day. 
Wednesday, June 21.— Graduation Exercises 
of the Medical School. 



Thursday, June 22. — Commencement Day. 
Annual Meeting of the Alumni. 
Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24. — En- 
trance Examinations. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 



Gardiner celebrates its semi-centennial this week. 

A new bicycle path has been built from Bruns- 
wick to Mere Point and Gurnet bridge. 

Princeton defeated Columbia last week in an 
athletic meet by a score of 61 1-6 to 42i. 

A number of students attended the dance given 
by the Brunswick High School Tuesday evening, 
May i6th. 

About 720 books were taken out of the library 
during April, and to the middle of May 434 had 
been charged. 

Last week President Eliot completed his thir- 
tieth year of continual service as president of Har- 
vard University. 

The Class of '89 will celebrate its tenth anniver- 
sary by a banquet at Congress Square Hotel, Port- 
land, on June 21st. 

Oxford and Cambridge have challenged Har- 
vard and Yale, and an international track meet may 
be held in London during July. 

It is again reported that the Medical School is to 
be moved to Portland. It seems to be the desire 
of the majority, however, that it remain at Bruns- 
wick. 

Professor Robinson has suggested that the Col- 
lege Hospital Association be formed in order that 
it may obtain aid more freely than if a private insti- 
tution. 

The heavy forest fire that raged in the woods 
south of Brunswick last week, was especially notice- 
able one evening when it illumined the southern 
sky with a dull red. 

David F. Atherton, special, will have charge of 
the North Congregational Church at Belfast during 
the summer; and Beadle, '00, of a Congregational 
Church at West Dresden. 

The Seniors have been reading their commence- 
ment parts before the judging committee the past 
week. The committee is composed of Professor 
Chapman, Professor Hutchins and Mr. Andrews. 

Augusta is talking of organizing a base-ball 
club, to be composed chiefly of college players. 
They believe that games could be arranged with 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



47 



amateur teams in Lewiston, Brunswick, Freeport 
and other places. 

It is understood that Miss Grace E. Matthews, a 
sister of Professor Shailer Matthews, formerly of 
Colby and now of the University of Chicago, will 
succeed Miss Mary Sawtelle as dean of the women's 
division at Colby. 

The closing meeting of the Saturday Club of 
Brunswick for the year was held Friday, May I2th. 
The following officers were elected for the ensuing 
year: President, Miss Laura A. Hatch; vice-presi- 
dents, Mrs. Franklin C. Robinson, Mrs. William A. 
Moody; secretary. Miss Edith J. Boardman; 
recording secretary, Miss Nellie Wyraan. Mrs. 
Byron Stevens, the retiring president, presented the 
club with a gavel. 

Professor Mitchell has posted the following 
theme subjects for the Sophomores who are not in 
Mr. Andrews' course. The themes are due next 
Monday, May 29th. 

1. How Trusts Injure Trade. 

2. The Volunteer Soldier: A Memorial Day 
Address. 

3. A Description of the Campus. 

4. How to Spend a Half Holiday. 

5. A Book that Has Greatly Influenced Me. 

6. Kipling's "The Day's Work." 

The Freshmen have chosen the following of 
their number to fill the various functions incidental 
to their class banquet, which will be held in Port- 
land on the evening of June i6th: Opening address, 
George Edwin Fogg; poet, Lee Thomas Gray; his- 
torian, Frederic Arthur Stanwood; closing address, 
George Rowland Walker; marshal, William Leav- 
itt Watson; committee on odes, Richard Bryant 
Bushnell Stone, Eben Ricker Haley; committee on 
arrangements, Sidney Webb Noyes, Charles Edgar 
Rolfe, Lyman Abbott Cousens. The name of the 
toastmaster chosen will not be given out. 



flTliLETICS. 

At thi.s time it is unnecessary for the 
Orient to. make any comment upon the feel- 
ings of the student body toward athletics in 
general and the Worcester team in particular. 
The news of the victory was received Satur- 
day night with the utmost surprise. It was 
known that the team, as a team, was the best 
that had ever gone to Worcester, but no one 
had even dreamed of first place. But the stu- 



dents rallied from their astonishment enough 
for a most enthusiastic celebration Saturday 
night. 

The victorious team was made up of Capt. 
Godfrey '99, W. B. Clarke '99, Hadlock '99, 
Edwards 1900, Clough 1900, Hamlin 1900, 
Cloudman '01, Bodwell '01, Small '01, Snow 
'01, Wheeler '01, Furbish '02, Hunt '02, 
Hayes '02, and Young, Med. 

Snow was the surprise of the meet. Al- 
though everyone in college knew him to be 
a fast man, and game to the end, he was not 
expected to win his race. The Boston papers 
declare that the quarter was the prettiest race 
of the day. Snow was fifth man until the 
stretch was reached, and then by a brilliant 
spurt he drew by the bunch and won by a 
foot. 

Bobby Edwards went away from the bunch 
in the low hurdles, and was never pressed for 
Ihe race. He ran in beautiful forrn and 
finished with yards to spare. 

Hadlock displayed unexpected speed in 
the high hurdles. He was second by about 
two inches, and would have won if he had not 
stumbled at the ninth hurdle. 

Cloudman also had hard luck, turning his 
ankle while leading in the 220 dash. He 
pluckily finished second. No one in college 
doubts his ability to win next year. 

Hunt, who was not expected to get a place, 
got third in the hundred, and also ran in the 
finals of the 220 dash. 

Capt. Godfrey took second in the shot put, 
but the winner had to break a record to beat 
him. Godfrey's puts were all over thirty- 
eight feet, while the man who won the event 
made only one put of over thirty-seven feet. 

It happened that the pole vault decided 
whether first place went to Bowdoin or Wil- 
liams, and that Clarke was the man who finally 
brought it to Bowdoin. No one was in the 
least surprised, for everyone in college knows 
that while Browser is able to walk his nerve 
never forsakej him. He was the coolest man 
in the crowd while the tie was being vaulted 



48 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



off, and his victory was due as much to his 
nerve as to his abihty as a pole-vaulter. 

Without exception the men who were un- 
placed were close to the winners and never 
"quit." Young was fifth in throwing the dis- 
cus. The three bicycle men, Clough, Ham- 
lin, and Small rode well even on the strange 
track. Small got in to the finals, and rode a 
good race, although he did not win. Wheelei 
finished strong in the mile, and, to quote Capt. 
Godfrey, is a "comer." Furbish, in the half, 
ran a plucky race against a large field. Bod- 
well was fourth in the hammer-throw. In 
the high jump Hayes did such good work that 
he seems to be sure of a place next year. 

To Capt. Godfrey, the hard-working leader 
of the team ; to Manager Chapman, who has 
done so much in spite of unfavorable circum- 
stances ; to Dr. Richards and John Graham, 
the efficient coaches ; and to Dr. Wiiittier, 
who has done more than any other man to 
develop a winning team, the thanks of every 
Bowdoin man is due. 

SUMMARY OF EVENTS. 

loo-yard dash — First heat won by A. E. Curte- 
nius, Amherst; A, C. Patterson, Williams, second; 
time 10 2-5S. Second heat won by H. J. Hunt, 
Bowdoin; C. E. McDavitt, Dartmouth, second; 
time ID 2-5S. Third heat won by C. Billington, 
Wesleyan; E. A. Rich, Trinity, second; time lo 3-5S. 
Heat for second men won by A. C. Patterson, Wil- 
liams; C. E. McDavitt, Dartmouth, second; time 
10 4-5S. Final heat won by N. E. Curtenius, Am- 
herst; C. Billington, Wesleyan, second; H. J. Hunt, 
Bowdoin, third; time 10 2-5S. 

220-yard dash — First heat won by A. C. Patter- 
son, Williams; F. H. Rollins, University of Maine, 
second; time 22 2-55. Second heat won by A. E. 
Curtenius, Amherst; H. J. Hunt, Bowdoin, second; 
time 23 2-5S. Third heat won by H. H. Cloudman, 
Bowdoin; C. Billington, Wesleyan, second; time 
23 2-5S. Heat for second men won by H. J. Hunt, 
Bowdoin; time 24 4-5S. Final heat won by A. E. 
Curtenius, Amherst; H. H. Cloudman, Bowdoin, 
second; A. C. Patterson, Williams, third; time 
22 3-5S. 

440-yard dash — First heat won by H. W. Glad- 
win, Amherst; D. F. Snow, Bowdoin, second; C. 
Park, Williams, third; time 53s. Second heat won 
by F. W. Haskell, Dartmouth; R. Pierce, Brown, 
second; R. B. Priest, M. I. T., third; time 55 1-5S. 
Final heat won by D. F. Snow, Bowdoin; H. W. 
Gladwin, Amherst, second; C. Park, Williams, third; 
time S3 2-55. 

880-yard run — Won by J. Bray, Williams; G. L. 



Dow, Dartmouth, second; K. Klaer, Amherst, third. 
Time 2m. 4 1-5S. 

One-mile run — Won by J. Bray, Williams; E. S. 
Carey, Wesleyan, second; C. E. Paddock, Dart- 
mouth, third. Time 4m. 46 2-5S. 

Two-mile run — Won by J. Bray, Williams; J. F. 
Moody, Dartmouth, second; A. L. Hawley, Am- 
herst, third. Time lom. i6s. 

220-yard hurdles — First heat won by J. Bigelow, 
Brown; J. W. Horr, M. I. T., second; time 27 4-5S. 
Second heat won by J. Potter, Williams; G. P. 
Campbell, Williams, second; time 27 3-5S. Third 
heat won by R. S. Edwards, Bowdoin; P. P. Edson, 
Dartmouth, second; time 27s. Heat for second men 
won by P. P. Edwards, Dartmouth; time 28 3-5S. 
Final heat won by R. S. Edwards, Bowdoin; P. P. 
Potter, Williams, second; P. P. Edson, Dartmouth, 
third. Time 26 1-5S. 

Two-mile bicycle race — First heat won by F. C. 
Dudley, Amherst; R, Lynch, Brown, second; time 
5m. 40 4-5S. Second heat won by R. Murray, M. 
I. T. ; J. B. Mclntyre, Dartmouth, second; time 
5m. 22 4-5S. Third heat won by N. L. Small, Bow- 
doin; B. Wells, Williams, second; time 5m. 35s. 
Fourth heat won by J. F. Steever, M. I. T. ; R. J. 
Chiland, Amherst, second; time 5m. 46 2-55. Heat 
for second men won by R. J. Chiland. Amherst; 
final heat won by Ray Murray, M. I. T.; F. C. Dud- 
ley, Amherst, second; B. Wells, Williams, third. 
Time 5m. 33 2-53. 

120-yard hurdles — First heat won by J. W. Horr, 
M. I. T. ; E. S. Wilson, Amherst, second; no time. 
Second heat won by P. P. Edson, Dartmouth; R. 
L. Shepard, M. I. T., second; no time. Third heat 
won by E. S. Hadlock, Bowdoin; C. R. Dodge, 
Wesleyan, second; time 17 1-5S. Heat for second 
men, won by E. S. Wilson, Amherst; R. L. Shep- 
ard, . M. I. T., second; time 17 1-5S. Final heat 
won by P. P. Edson. Dartmouth; E. S. Hadlock, 
Bowdoin, second; J. W. Horr, M. I. T., third; time 
17s. 

Running broad jump — Won by C. Brown, 
Brown, distance 21 ft. 4 in.; T. S. Cline, Wesleyan, 
20 ft. 10 in., second; B. H. Green, Brown, 20 ft. 
42 in., third. 

Throwing discus — Won by A. S. Grover, U. of 
M., distance 108 ft. i in.; I. H. Hall, Brown, 103 ft. 
7 in.,, second; P. Winslow, Amherst, 102 ft. i in., 
third. 

Running high jump — Won by F. K. Baxter, M. 
I. T., height 5 ft. 4J in.; tie for second place be- 
tween E. G. Littell, Trinity; C. Brown, Brown, T. 
S. Cline, Wesleyan, at 5 ft. 5I in. Medal for second 
won by E. G. Littell, Trinity; C. Brown, Brown, 
third. 

Pole vault — Won by J. L. Hurlburt Jr., Wes- 
leyan, height 10 ft. 6 in.; W. B. Clark, Bowrdoin, 
10 ft., second; F. Squires, Williams, 10 ft., third. 

Shot put — ^Won by J. Melandy, Brown, distance 
38 ft. loi in.; E. R. Godfrey, Bowdoin, 38 ft. 44 in., 
second; A. L. Grover, U. of M., 32 ft. i in., third. 

Throwing 16-pound hammer — Won by F. C. 
Ingalls, Trinity; distance, 121 ft. 2 in.; D. H. Hall, 
Brown, no ft. 4 in., second; F. Carsan, Dartmouth. 
98 ft. I in., third. F. C. Ingalls threw for the record 
and won; distance 126 ft. — in. 

Final score — Bowdoin 23, Williams 22, Amherst 
ig. Brown 18J, Wesleyan 15J, Dartmouth 14, M. I. 
T. II, Trinity 6i, U. of M. 6. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



49 



Dartmouth 13, Bowdoin i. 
Dartmouth had no trouble in defeating 
Bowdoin Tuesday, May i6th. Sampson al- 
lowed his opponents and his team backed him 
up in good shape. Libby was very wild and 
ineffective. 

DARTMOUTH. 

BH PO A E 

French, s 4 o 3 o 

Drew, c... i 9 i o 

Folsom, r i 3 o o 

Crolius, I I 10 o 

McCarten, 3 2 i i 

Hancock, m i i o o 

Pingree, 1 2 2 o 

Abbott, 2 I o 6 o 

Sampson, p i i 3 I 

Totals 14 27 II I 

BOWDOIN. 

BII PO A E 

Greenlaw, 1 o i o o 

Wignott, c o 6 o o 

Clarke, s i o 3 o 

Haskell, 2 o 2 2 i 

Libby, p...; o o 4 o 

Harkins, 3 o 2 4 2 

Trainer, m o 2 o o 

Came, i o 11 o 3 

Stanwood, r o o o o 

Pratt, I I 3 o o 

Totals 2 27 13 6 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Dartmouth 7 o 5 o o I o o o — 13 

Bowdoin i o o o o o 00 o — i 

Runs made — by French 2, Drew 2, Crolius 2, 
McCarten, Hancock, Pingree, Abbott 2, Folsom, 
Sampson, Greenlaw. Two-base hits — Abbott, 
French. Clarke. Stolen bases — Drew, Crolius 3, 
Folsom, McCarten, Greenlaw. Base on balls — by 
Libby, McCarten 2, Sampson, Drew, Hancock 2, by 
Sampson, Greenlaw, Came, Harkins 2, Haskell. 
Struck out — by Sampson, Haskell 2, Stanwood, 
Clarke, Libby 3, Greenlaw; by Libby, Sampson, 
Hancock 2, Pingree. Hit by pitched ball — by 
Libby, Drew. Passed ball — Wignott. Umpire — 
Haggerty. Time — 2h. 

D.^RTMGUTii 29, Bowdoin 8. 
The only feature of the second Dartmouth 
game, May 17th, was the stick work of Clarke. 
Further coment is unnecessary. 
DARTMOUTH. 

BH PO A E 

. French, s 3 3 i i 

Drew, c 3 7 i i 

Folsom, r i o o o 

Crolius, I I 5 o 2 

McCarten, 3 i 3 2 o 

Hancock, m 3 5 o i 

Pingree, 1 3 i i o 

Abbott, 2 3 3 2 

Cook, p 2 o 5 o 

Varney, p i o o o 

Totals 21 27 12 S 



BOWDOIN. 

BH PC A E 

Greenlaw, 1 3 i i 3 

Wignott, c 3 3 o 

Pratt, p o .0 I o 

Clarke, s 4 2 3 3 

Haskell, 2 o 3 6 3 

Libby, i o 14 o 2 

Trainer, m i 2 o 2 

Stanwood, r o i o o 

Harkins, 3 2 143 

Totals 13 27 14 16 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Dartmouth 3 7 iio 3 o 3 o 1—28 

Bowdoin 2 o o o 2 5 o o o — 9 

Runs made — by French 3, Drew 3, Folsom 2, 
Crolius 4, McCarten 4, Hancock 3, Pingree 3, 
Abbott 4, Cook 2, Greenlaw 2, Wignott 2, Pratt 2, 
Clarke 2, Harkins. Two-base hits — Cook, Abbott, 
Clarke, Harkins. Three-base hit — Folsom. Stolen 
bases — Drew, Cooke, Hancock, Greenlaw, Wignott 
2. Base on balls — by Cook, Pratt 2; by Varney, 
Stanwood, Wignott, Pratt; by Pratt, French, Cro- 
lius. Struck out — by Cook, Pratt, Haskell; by Var- 
ney, Trainer, Wignott. Double play— Abbott to 
Crolius. Hit by pitched ball— Crolius, McCarten. 
Passed balls — Wignott 2. Umpire — Haggerty. 
Time — 2h. 20m. 



PERSONflLS. 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 
Class of '94 
Directory, 5th Year, May i, 1899. 
The Secretary has on file, and intends to keep 
up to date, a full record of each member of the 
class. This list, however, gives only the present 
occupation and address; dates in parentheses indi- 
cating when the positions were taken. The names 
of all who were at any time members of '94 are 
included. 

Please send notice of additions and correc- 
tions to C. A. Flagg, Secretary 
20 Chestnut St., Albany, N. Y. 

Class Directory. 

William Fernald Allen. Traveling in publishing 
and advertising business (May '95). Home 
add. 76 Myrtle St., Portland, Me. 

John Wendell Anderson. Agent for Mass. Mutual 
Life Insurance Co. in Cumberland county, Me. 
Res. Gray, Me. 

Henry Edwin Andrews. Teaching rhetoric and 
composition temporarily at Bowdoin (Apr. '99). 
Home add. .Kennebunk, Me. 

Harry Lee Bagley. No report. Home add. Ken- 
nebunk, Me. 

Rupert Henry Baxter. Member of firm of H. C. 
Baxter and Bros. Packers of canned goods, 
Brunswick, Me., (Jan. '95). Res. Bath, Me. 

Alfred Veazie Bliss. Pastor of Cong. Churches in 
Ludlow and Tyson, Vt., (Jan. '98). Res. Lud- 
low, Vt. 

Frank Ellsworth Briggs. Principal of High 
School, Alfred, Me., (Apr. '98). Home add. 
Mechanic Falls, Me. 



50 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Harry Edgar Bryant. Principal of High School, 
Sanford, Me., (Apr. '98). 

Samuel Preble Buck, Jr. No report. Home add. 
West Woolwich, Me. 

Arthur Chapman. Studying law in the office of 
Gage and Strout, 52 Exchange St., Portland. 
Res. Woodfords, Me. 

Trelawney Clarendale Chapman, Jr. Pastor of 
Math. Epis. Church, Alfred, Me., (Apr. '97); 
Supt. of schools. 

William Eugene Currier, M. D. (June '98). Med- 
ical house officer, Boston City Hospital (Mar. 
'98). Add. Leicester, Mass. 

Francis William Dana. No report. Home add. 
Portland, Me. 

George Colby DeMott. Pastor of First Cong. 
Church, West Winfield, N. Y., (Apr. '99). 

Frank George Farrington. Principal of Skowhe- 
gan High School and Bloomfield Academy 
(Sept. '96). Add. Box 945, Skowhegan, Me. 

Charles Allcott Flagg. Assistant in N. Y. State 
Library (July '96). Sub-librarian (history). 
Res. 20 Chestnut St., Albany, N. Y. 

Fred Whitney Flood. Student, Theological Semi- 
nary, Andover, Mass., (Sept. '97). Assistant 
to Chaplain, Mass. Reformatory, Concord ('98). 

Francis Alvan Frost. Newspaper man; connected 
with Boston Daily Advertiser (Mar. '99). 

Fred Weston Glover. With Libby, McNeill and 
Libby, Packers and preservers of meats, Union 
Stock Yards, Chicago, 111., ('98). 

Rufus Henry Hinkley, Jr. With Dana Estes and 
Co., Publishers, ig6 Summer St., Boston (Sept. 
'95). Manager of Subscription Department. 

Hiram Lionel Horsman. Student, Medical School 
of Me. (Jan. '97). Res. 82 Federal St., Bruns- 
wick, Me. 

Frank Herbert Knight. Student, Mass. College of 
Pharmacy (Sept. '94). With J. G. Godding and 
Co., Apothecaries. Dartmouth, cor. Newbury 
St., Boston (May '97). Head clerk (Nov. '97). 

Charles Milton Leighton, M. D. (June '97). City 
physician for Portland (Aug. '98). Add. 365 
Congress St., Portland, Me. 

James Atwood Levensaler. Connected with J. O. 
Gushing and Co., Manufacturers of lime, Thom- 
aston. Me., (June '94). Member of Superin- 
tending School Committee ('98). 

Frederic Joseph Libby. Went abroad to study in 
Berlin in the fall of '98. Home add. Richmond, 
Me. 

George Curtis Littlefield, M. D. (June '97). 
Physician, 39 Main St., Peabody, Mass., (Aug. 
'98). 

Albert Jones Lord. Pastor of Cong. Church, Hart- 
ford, Vt., (July '97). 

Norman McKinnon. Pastor of Cong. Church, 
Foxcroft, Me., (June '96). 

George Anthony Merrill. Pastor of Cong. 
Churches, New Sharon and Farmington Falls, 
Me., (July '97). Res. New Sharon, Me. 

Charles Edward Merritt. No report. Home add. 
Jay, Me. 

Clarence Edward Michels. Principal of High 
School, Vinalhaven, Me., (Apr. '99). 

Philip Henry Moore. Pastor of First Parish Cong. 
Church, Saco, Me., (July '93). City mission- 
ary (Oct. '98). Res. 27 Middle St. 

Andrew Urquhart Ogilvie. Pastor of Cong. 
Church, Elkhart, Ind., ('99). 

1 ■ ■ 



Frederick William Pickard. Head of Editorial 
dept. of Portland Transcript (Nov. '95). Res. 
46 Cushman St., Portland, Me. 

Ralph Parker Plaisted. Attorney at law (Aug. '97). 
Traveling in Europe since May '98. Home 
add. 167 Broadway, Bangor, Me. 

Howard Andrew Ross. Director of gymnasium 
Phillips Exeter Academy (June '95). Add. 
Box 2, Exeter, N. H. 

Robert Lester Sheafif. Pastor of First Cong. 
Church, Barton, Vt., (Mar. '97). 

Edgar Myrick Simpson. Attorney at law (May 
'97). Office, 10 Broad St. Res. 303 Hammond 
St., Bangor, Me. 

Samuel Richard Smiley. Pastor of Cong. Church, 
Lisbon Centre, N. Y., (Oct. '94). 

Leon Leslie Spinney. Died in Brunswick, Me. 
May 10, 1898. 

Pliny Fenimore Stevens, M. D. (May '98). 
House surgeon, St. Luke's Hospital 20-24 East 
22d St., Bayonne, N. J., ('98). 

Emery Howe Sykes. Instructor, Mitchell's Boys 
School, Billerica, Mass., (Mar. '95). 

Elias Thomas, Jr. Treasurer of Elias Thomas Co. 
wholesale groceries and provisions, 120 Com- 
mercial St., Portland, Me., (Aug. '94). Mem- 
ber of Portland Common Council 1898 and 
1899. 

William Widgery Thomas. Attorney at law (Apr. 
'98). Office 1844 Middle St. Res. 167 Dan- 
forth St., Portland, Me. 

William Putnam Thompson. Attorney at law (Feb. 
'99). Office of Swasey and Swasey, 30 Court 
St., Boston, Mass. 

Benjamin Bradford Whitcomb. Attorney at law 
(Oct. '97). Member of lumber firm of Whit- 
comb, Haynes and Co. Special Deputv Collec- 
tor of Customs (Oct. '98). Res. Ellsworth, 
Me. 

Harry Cooley Wilbur. Principal of High School, 
Jonesport, Me., (Mar. '95). Home add. Wood- 
fords, Me. 
No Marriages or Deaths have been reported 

during the year. 



Y. M. C. f]. 

The weekly meeting on the evening of May 
i8th was led by Woodbury, '99, who introduced in 
a pleasing manner the subject: "Fit for the Spir- 
it's Indwelling." Mr. Woodbury alluded to the 
fact that God has a definite work for each of his 
creatures to do; he then proceeded to show that 
the lives of human beings can only be used of God 
when they are permeated by His Holy Spirit. 
After the subject had been discussed by the mem- 
bers, the leader called upon the Rev. Mr. Lewis of 
South Berwick, who chanced to be present. Mr. 
Lewis responded in words which were exceedingly 
encouraging. 

The missionary committee, which had not been 
appointed when the other committees appeared in 
this column, has been made up as follows: Burnell, 
chairman; Evans, Fenley and Lee. A committee 
on intercollegiate relations, consisting of Evans, 
chairman. Holmes and Grinnell, has also been 
appointed. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



IJIIUNSVVICK. MAINE, JUNE 1, 1899. 



No. 7. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babb, 1000, Editor-iu-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

IsLAY F. McCoBMiCK, 1900, Business Manager. 
Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Harry C. McOarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 
Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobe, 1902. 
Charles E. Bellatty. 

Per annum, in advance, $2.00. 

Single Copies, 10 Cents. 

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

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

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 7.— June 1, 1S99. 

Editorial Notes . 51 

Calendar 53 

College Nevfs 53 

Athletics 55 

Personals 58 

Y. M. C. A 58 



There seems to be an erroneous idea in 
many parts of the state that Bowdoin is con- 
servative, and under no condition would per- 
mit a class to boast of more than thr^e-score 
in its enrollment. This idea is far from the 
truth, for we would welcome all within our 
walls who could pass the work required for 
"admission ; but the latter must be performed 
or else we break the spirit if not the letter of 
the regulations adopted by all the leading 
colleges of New England in respect to work 
required as a preparation for a college course. 
No one. for a moment would suggest making 



the requirements less strict by means of a 
less advanced college curriculum, for our cur- 
riculum is the main reason of our acknowl- 
edged superiority over the other colleges in 
the State, and of our equality with the best 
colleges of New England. Because many 
youths fail to obtain admission to the state's 
oldest college, and, yet, in time obtain a 
degree without leaving the state is not so un- 
fortunate for the college losing them as it is 
for their losing that college. 

That our requirements may seem too 
strict to some in this state is the fault of our 
sister state colleges ; according to their cata- 
logue they require a preparation identical 
with ours : but such work when most poorly 
performed has often admitted students to col- 
leges in this state. A student who fails or 
knows he will fail on a just examination of 
his course will enter a college on certificate 
almost without exception, when that is possi- 
ble ; and it is possible right here in Maine. 
The question is, are the requirements of other 
state colleges too lenient or are ours too 
severe. 

We would impress upon every fitting 
school student who sees this paper that Bow- 
doin wants you as much as any college in 
New England and will do as much by yon, 
but she first expects and demands a fair 
knowledge of the courses studied for prepa- 
ration. 



Our recent celebration might have been as 
clean as the victory in honor of which we 
celebrated had it not been for the few having 
so barbarous an appetite for destruction that 
they must needs make of the campus letter- 
box a monument of their senseless and Van- 
dalic foolishness. With the exception just 



52 



BOWDOIN OEIEN'T. 



mentioned the student body conducted them- 
selves in a most exemplary manner through- 
out the entire evening, and the detrimental 
element of certain college gatherings, in the 
past, was never more conspicuous by its ab- 
sence than on a week ago Monday night. 

Possibly the United States government will 
carry an account on the books of the college, 
and such damage as the letter-box sustained 
be proportioned upon the term bills ; but prob- 
ably the United States government will re- 
move the box from the campus entirely or 
take recourse to the law which prescribes that 
such an action as willfully marring or destroy- 
ing government property is a state's prison 
ofifence ; and if neither one of the last two re- 
sult from the present condition of the letter- 
box it will be due to the generosity of the 
Brunswick post-master. 

A repetition of this childishness either 
means that the students will lose the conven- 
ience they now enjoy in the letter-box or the 
college will be advertised in the newspapers 
by a law case savoring of "public nuisances," 
"street drunks," and such nice things. 



The sort of a person chosen as trainer or 
coach of an athletic team determines in no 
small degree the efficiency of the team. It 
cannot be denied that there are a vast number 
of "bluffers" who have earned more or less 
reputation in athletics, and for that reason 
undertake to earn a good dollar or two by 
means of a little knowledge and a confident 
assuming way of handling the men. These 
s»rt of men are never beneficial to a team, 
and it often takes a season to find them out, 
thus wrecking the team for that year. 

Coaching to be of the greatest benefit, in 
the first place, should be under the direction 
of a man who really knows why he orders a 
man to do this or forbids a man to do that, 
who knows something besides theory or the 
general facts which are familiar to every fol- 
lower of athletics ; in the second place it 
should not be by one trainer this year and 
another next year, but it should be under the 



same trainer year after year, providing the 
right man is found. 

There, is no doubt that our foot-ball teams 
of the last few seasons would have had far 
better records if one good man had been en- 
gaged from year to year ; and an illustration 
of this can be found right here in Maine. The 
reason lies in the fact that he would know 
thoroughly the spirit of the college and team, 
the ability of the old players, the points that 
seem especially weak, the strong points of our 
rival teams and so on. 

Now that the track team has had contact 
with a first-class coach, one who has given 
perfect satisfaction to team and college and 
also intimates a willingness to return next 
year if satisfactory arrangements are forth- 
coming, the best thing for the college, team, 
and all having a grain of interest in the team's 
prosperity is to engage Mr. John Graham at 
once for the season of 1900. 



The unsettled state of the Maine Intercol- 
legiate Base-Ball League controversy at this, 
the time of going to press, warrants the 
Orient's taking somewhat of a conservative 
stand. 

According to the rule debarring a man 
who has played upon college teams during 
four years from further playing in the league, 
Bowdoin has been deprived of one of her 
strongest pla3'ers. Bates has at present a 
man on her team who, as she herself admits, 
played one year on the college team while a 
sub-Freshman and also during his four years 
in college, the present 3'ear making his fifth 
year on the team. 

Bowdoin demands that this rule, which 
removes one of her players from the league 
for over four years' college playing, also re- 
moves the Bates player who likewise has 
played on a college team over four years. 

So just and fair is the Bowdoin standpoint 
that any college in the land, but Bates, can 
see how clear is the case against her. As a 
matter of fact Bowdoin is willing to leave the 
matter to an impartial board of arbitration 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



53 



and abide by their decision, but Bates says 
she won't play in the league if the controversy 
is settled in any way but permitting her to 
retain her man. 

Not quite yet has the custom of having 
handicaps in the race for the pennant been 
established, and, until then, any league of 
which Bowdoin is a member must be impar- 
tial and above-board in all its dealing. 

May every building upon our campus be 
a pile of ashes before any college of the status 
of Bates be permitted to hoodwink Bowdoin 
out of at least a semblance of her rig-hts. 



The interscholastic games and tennis 
tournament ended most successfully to both 
the contesting schools and the Bowdoin man- 
agement. Thus encouraged for a renewal of 
this plan we trust that both tournament and 
meet will be obtained next year, and ulti- 
mately established as a permanent event. 

The meet was of an unusual high order 
when the fact is considered that a very poor 
substitute is all that has linked' the meet of two 
years ago with the current year. More grat- 
ifying still, perhaps, is the probable entrance 
of several of last Saturday's most prominent 
stars in the next Freshman Class. The point 
of holding these meets here and working for 
future interests is too palpable to need but a 
gentle hint, and the new executive of track 
athletics can not realize this any too early for 
the good of the colleffe. 



Saturday next is the date of the Maine 
Intercollegiate Field Day, which is held this 
year at Waterville. A new impetus has been 
given some of the other teams, such as Bates 
and U! of M., by building a track and joining 
the N. E. I. A. A. respectively. 

It seems (juite reasonable to consider our 
chances for carrying away first place about 
as good as any one of the other teams, but a 
great disadvantage will be from the neglect 
of training which has been so prevalent since 
the Worcester meet. 



Bowdoin will send a good sized team to 
Waterville, arid will make a hard fight for 
every point .in the fifteen events. Her superi- 
ority in this branch of athletics has been un- 
disputed in the j)ast, and probably no sleep 
need be lost this vear over the outcome. 



CALENDAR. 

Wednesday, Tiiuesday and Friday, May 31, 
June i and 2. — Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament; 
Bowdoin and University of Vermont at Burlington, 
Vt. 

Wednesday, May 31. — Examinations in Ger- 
man. 

Saturday, June 3.— Annual Maine Intercolle- 
giate Field Meet at Waterville. 

Bowdoin plays Tufts at Brunswick. 

Monday to Wednesday, June 5-y. — Maine In- 
tercollegiate Tennis Tournament at Brunswick. 

Monday to Thursday, June 5-8. — Senior Ex- 
aminations. 

Wednesday, June 7. — Bowdoin-Colby Fresh- 
man Meet at Waterville. 

Bowdoin plays Bates at Brunswick. 

Friday, June 9. — Ivy Day. 

Bowdoin plays Colby at Brunswick (forenoon). 

S.aturday, June id. — Field Day. 

Monday to Friday, June 12-16. — Examina- 
tions. 

Sunday, June 18. — Baccalaureate Sermon. 

Monday, June 19. — Junior Prize Declamation. 

Bowdoin plays University of Toronto at Bruns- 
wick. 

Tuesday, June 20. — Class Day. 

Wednesday, June 21. — Graduation Exercises 
of the Medical School. 

Thursday, June 22. — Commencement Day. 

Annual Meeting of the Alumni. 

Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24. — En- 
trance Examinations. 



AMOR VINCIT. 
I am strolling with Nell, 

And we haven't our Horace, 
And we know pretty well — 
I am strolling with Nell — 
Yes it's easy to tell 

What the Prof, will have for us; 
I am strolling with Nell 

And we haven't our Horace. 

— The Unit. 



54 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 



The Philosophy Club met Monday evening. 

The mail box was painted the night of the cele- 
bration. 

Colby celebrated her victory over Bowdoin 
Wednesday night. 

A number of the students went on a trolley ride 
Wednesday night. 

Professor Arthur T. Hadley has been chosen 
president of Yale. 

The Seniors and Juniors have been practicing 
marching the past week. 

The ne.xt fortnightlj' theme in Mr. Andrews' 
course is to be a story. 

Professor Johnson gave the examinations in 
French Thursday and Monday. 

Very few of the students heard Sousa in Lewis- 
ton on acco^int of the celebration. 

As usual there were Bowdoin men at the dance 
in the town hall on Saturday evening. 

Don't ride your bike after sundown without a 
lamp. The law forbids it, and the law will be en- 
forced. 

Among the alumni on the campus Saturday were 
Farrington, '94, Marston, '96, Minott, '96, and 
Hull, '97. 

The Class of 1902 will hold its banquet in the 
casino at Riverton Park, Portland, unless the pres- 
ent plans are changed. 

The removal of the old fence from the delta has 
been an improvement to the appearance of this part 
of the college grounds. 

President Hyde spoke about mass-meetings 
Tuesday morning, saying that they should not inter- 
fere with the college work. 

The Yander Club, whose work in last year's 
Quill was so highly appreciated, held a social meet- 
ing with Marston on Thursday evening. 

Parker, 1901, has left college for the term to 
accept a position with the Portland railway com- 
pany. He will be employed on one of the electric 
cars running to Riverton Park. 

The Bowdoin alumni of Bangor and vicinity 
hold a banquet at the Bangor House, Thursday 
evening, June 1st, a.nd expect at that time to form 
a vigorous alumni association. 

A number of students enjoyed an evening ride 
on the palace car " Merry meeting" on the electric 
railway last week. The riding party was organized 
by young people of the town. 



Mike Madden presented another delicious cake 
to some of his Bowdoin friends on Sunday. The 
presentation was made to celebrate the good work 
of Brunswick High in the Interscholastic athletic 
meet on Saturday. 

The following members of '99 were chosen 
Commencement speakers: Harold Fessenden Dana, 
Drew Bert Plall, Fred Raymond Marsh, Willis 
Bean Moulton, Arthur Huntington Nason, and 
Byron Strickland Philoon. 

The Deutscher Verein held its ''Bummel" at 
the Gurnet on Thursday, May 25th. There were 
twelve members present, the party going by team 
from Professor Files' and returning later in the 
evening. The evening was passed very pleasantly 
with stories anecdotes and German songs. 

The college tournament determined the follow- 
ing men, who are representing Bowdoin at the 
intercollegiate tournament between Bowdoin and 
University of Vermont at Burlington, Wednesday, 
Thursday, and Friday of this week: R. L. Dana, 
'01, H. F. Dana, '99, W. L. Came, '99, and W. S. 
M. K^lley, '99. 

The long looked for and anxiously awaited 
Bttglc appeared last Friday. The sale was rapid for 
several hours. It is a creditable production and 
shows hard and conscientious work on the part of 
its editors and business manager, all of whom are 
of the Class of 1900. If you haven't bought one 
do so and appreciate its fine qualities for yourself. 

On Monday the college tennis team, consisting 
of Dana, '99, Came, '99, Kelley, '99, and Dana, 1901, 
left Brunswick for a visit to the University of Ver- 
mont. The Bowdoin men will play what is known 
as a round-robin at tennis after the doubles shall 
have been played. Each man of the Bowdoin team 
will play at singles with the four men who make up 
the Vermont team. In the doubles Dana, '99, will 
play with Dana, 1902, and Came and Kelley will 
play together. 

At the coming Commencement the Class of 
1879 will hold its reunion on its 20th anniversary. 
This class numbered but 22 at graduation. It was 
the second class to enter after the rebellion among 
the students, which occurred over the compulsory 
drill enforced, which accounts for its small num- 
bers. Oi the 22 who graduated, four have died. 
Several of the class have never been in Brunswick 
since graduation, and will come from far western 
states to be present at this observance. One of the 
class, Walter Davis of Portland, will give a dinner 
to the members of his class, in that city, and from 
there they will come to Brunswick to attend Com- 
mencement exercises. 



bOWDOIN ORIENt. 



56 



f^THLETICS. 

MAINE INTERSCHOLASTIC MEET. 

The annual interscholastic championship of 
Maine in track and field sports, held under the 
auspices of Bowdoin College, took place on Whit- 
tier field Saturday, May 27th. and after the closest 
kind of a contest the Kent's Hill school team won, 
scoring 25 points and beating their nearest com- 
petitor, Brunswick, who scored 24 points. 

The events passed off smoothly, and with almost 
no delay between events. 

Three men did remarkable work for their teams. 
A. C. Denning of Kent's Hill won first in the 16- 
pound shot, also first with the 16-pound hammer 
and second in the discus. His schoolmate, S. 
Allen, took first in the 100 and 220-yard runs. 

F. M. Murphy of Portland won the running 
high jump, clearing 5 feet 6 inches, which 
raises the bar two inches above the old mark. 
Murphy was the only hope of Portland, for that 
school had not scored a point, and a whitewash 
stared the boys in the face. The cheering was 
deafening, and when little Murphy beat the stal- 
wart Dunlap out, the Portland rooters went fairly 
wild. 

The above performers were good, btit it re- 
mained for E. A. Dunlap of Brunswick to bring the 
crowd to its feet by winning first in the running 
broad jump, the pole vault, and discus; second in 
the hammer and running high jump, scoring in all 
21 of the 24 points made by his school. Dunlap 
will go to Bowdoin next year. Probably the most 
exciting period of the meeting was in the running 
high jump, when Dunlap and Murphy were fighting 
for first place. 

Nutter of Bangor also did very good work, win- 
ning the half, and taking second place in both the 
220 dash and the mile. 

Fuller of Nichols Latin rode a good race in the. 
mile bicycle, and won by a length. 

The following new I'ecords were established: 

16-pound hammer — 109 ft. II in., by Denning of 
Kent's Hill. 

16-pound shot — 3J ft. 8 in,, by Denning of Kent's 
Hill. 

Half-mile — 2 min. gi sec, by Nutter of Bangor 
High School. 

220 yard dash rcord equalled by Allen of Kent's 
Hill, 238 sec. 

100 yard dash record equalled by Allen of Kent's 
Hill, log sec. 

The summary follows: 

100- Yard Dash. 
First heat— Won by H. H. Hall, Edward Little; 
S. Nutter, Bangor, second. Time 10 4-5S. 



Second heat — Won by S. Allen, Kent's Hill; R. 
T. Howe, Nichols Latin, second. Time 10 4-5S. 

Third heat — Won by P. A. Leavitt. Thornton; 
L. S. Durgen, Lewiston, second. Time 10 4-53. 

Fourth heat — Won by W. Rowe, Portland; E. 
M. Wilson. Bangor, second. Time lis. 

Fifth heat— Won by E. C. Howard, Bangor; N. 
L. Nichols, Thornton, second. Time 11 3-5S. 

Sixth heat— Won by G. Bunker, Portland; J. P. 
Kane. Bangor, second. Time 11 l-5s. 

Heat for second men — Won by R. T. Howe, 
Nicliols Latin; L. S. Durgen, Lewiston, second. 
Time 10 3-5S. 

Semi-finals — First heat won by S. Allen, Kent's 
Hill; P. .A.. Leavitt, Thornton, second; time 10 2-5S. 
Second heat, by R. T. Howe, Nichols Latin; L. S. 
Durgen, Lewiston, second; time 10 4-5S. 

Final heat— Won by S. Allen, Kent's Hill; P. A. 
Leavitt. Thornton, second; R. T. Howe, iSIichoIs 
Latin, third. Time 10 2-5S. 

200- Yard Dash. 

First heat — Won by S. Nutter, Bangor; H. Hall, 
Edward Little, second. Time 24 1-55. 

Second heat — Won by S. Allen, Kent's Hill; P. 
H. Harris, Deering, second. Time 24s. 

Third heat — Won by L. S. Durgen, Lewiston; 
W. Rowe, Portland, second. Time 25s. 

Fourth heat — Won by E. H. Harlow, Edward 
Little; L. Chase. Portland, second. Time 25 3-5S. 

Fifth heat— Won by D. C. Howard, Bangor; H. 
E. Herman, Westbrook Academy, second. Time 
26 1-5S. 

Sixth heat — Won by E. L. Getchell, Bangor; 
G. Bunker, Portland, second. Time 25 1-5S. 

Semi-finals — First heat won by S. Allen, Kent's 
Hill; S. Nutter, Bangor, second; time 24s. Second 
heat won by L. S.' Durgen, Lewiston; W. Rowe, 
Portland, second; time 24 1-5S. Third heat won by 
E. L. Getchell, Bangor; D, C. Howard, Bangor, 
second: time 24 1-5S. 

Final heat— Won by S. Allen, Kent's Hill; S. 
Nutter, Bangor, second; E. L. Getchell, Bangor, 
third. Time 23 3-5S. 

440- Yard Run. 
Won by PL Hall, Edward Little; W. W. Briggs, 
Lewiston, second; E. H. Boody, Deering, third. 
Time 5^ ■^s^. 

880- Yard Run. 
Won by S. Nutter, Bangor; A. E. Heald, Skow- 
hegan, second; W. L. Sturtevant, Bangor, third. 
Time 2m. 9 3-5S. 

One-Mile Run. 
Won by A. C. Heald, Skowhegan; S. Nutter, 
Bangor, second; EI, M. Day, Westbrook, third. 
Time .5m. 3s. 

One-Mile Bicycle Race. 

First heat — Won by C. S. Fuller, Nichols Latin; 
R. A. Libby, Thornton, second. Time 2m. 46 2-5S. 

Second heat — Won by A. L. Bacon, Bangor;' E. 
O. Wall, Portland, second. Time 2m. 52 3-5S. 

Final heat — Won by C. S. Fuller, Nichols Latin; 
A. L. Bacon, Bangor, second; R. A. Libby, Thorn- 
ton, third. Time 2m. 42s. 

120- Yard Hurdles. 

First heat— Won by G. A. Fairfield, Thornton; 
O. W. Smith, Lewiston, second. Time 18 4-5S. 

Second heat — Won by E. M. Wilson, Bangor; 
E. M. Pfafif, Bangor, second. Time 19 2-5S. 



56 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Third heat — Won by Bradford of Thornton; L. 
B. Marshall, Deering, second. Time 20 4-5S. 

Heat for second men — Won by E. H. Pfaff, Ban- 
gor. Time 19 2-^8. 

Final heat — Won by E. M. Wilson, Bangor; G. 
A. Fairfield. Thornton, second; E. H. Pfaff, Ban- 
gor. Time 19 2-5S. 

220- Yard Hurdles. 

First heat — Won by H. Riley, Brunswick; E. J. 
Harlow, Edward Little, second. Time 30s. 

Second heat — Won by O. W. Smith, Lewiston; 
H. M. Stevens, Portland, second. Time 29 3-5S. 

Third heat— Won by A. L. Lombard, Bath; H. 
E. Herman, Westbrook, second. Time 31 2-5S. 

Heat for second men — Won by E. J. Harlow, 
Edward Little. Time 31 3-5S. 

Final heat — Won by O. W. Smith, Lewiston: 
H. Riley, Brunswick, second; E. J. Harlow, Ed- 
ward Little, third. Time 29 3-53. 

Running High Jump. 
Won by T. M. Murphy, Portland. 5 ft. 6 in.; T. 
A. Dunlap, Brunswick, second, 5 ft. 5 in.; R. Ander- 
son, Hallowell, third, 5 ft. I in. 

Pole Vault. 
Won by E. A. Dunlap, Brunswick, 9 ft. 5 in.; 
W. A. Bradford, Thornton, second, 9 ft. 2 in. ; E. 
A. Parker, Skowhegan. and R. P. Phillips, Thorn- 
ton, tied third at 9 ft.; Parker won, two points 
divided. 

Throwing Discus. 
Won by E. A. Dunlap, Brunswick, 92 ft. 31 J in.; 

A. C. Denning, Kent's Hill, second, 92 ft. i in.; W. 
O. Clement, Edward Little, third, 88 ft. 3* in. 

Throwing i6-Pound Hammer. 
Won by A. C. Denning, Kfent's Hill, 109 ft. 11 
in.; E. A. Dunlap, Brunswick, second, 95 ft. 6* in.; 
j. S. Mann, Kent's Hill, third, 76 ft. i in. 

Running Broad Jump. 
Won bv E. A. Dunlap. Brunswick, 19 ft. 2I in.; 
W. A. Bradford, Thornton, 18 ft. Iii in.; P. A. 
Leavitt, Thornton, third, 18 ft. li in. 

Putting i6-Pound Shot. 
Won by A. C. Denning, Kent's Hill, 35 ft. 8 in.; 
W. O. Clement, Edward Little, 34 ft. 4 in.; J. S. 
Mann, Kent's Hill, third, 32 ft. 5i in. 

The officials of the meeting were: Referee, 
Eugene Buckley, B. A. A..; starter, John Graham, 

B. A. A.; marshal, J. C. Minot; judges at the finish, 
J. E. Odiorne, F. B. Merrill, P. A. Babb; time- 
keepers, F. N. Whitlier, C. Sturgis, M. L. Cleaves; 
clerk of course, T. F. Murphy; assistant clerk of 
course, J. Gregson; announcer, B. S. Philoon; 
scorers, F. W. Briggs, W. H. White, A. L. Burnell; 
measurers, C. A. Towle, J. R. Bass; judge of field 
events, W. B. Clark; messenger, H. B. Neagle. 

Points won: Kent's Hill 25, Brunswick High 
24, Bangor High 22, Thornton Academy 14*, Ed- 
ward Little High 10, Skowhegan High 8i, Lewis- 
ton High 8, Nichols Latin School 6, Portland High 
5, Hallowell High i, Deering High i, Westbrook i. 
Cony High o, Bath High o. 



INTERSCHOI..ASTIC TENNIS TOURNA- 
MENT. 

The Interscholastic Tennis Tournament under 
the management of the Bowdoin Tennis Associa- 
tion was held last Friday and Saturday. The finals, 
however, were not played till Monday. Five schools 
were represented, — Portland High, Thornton Acad- 
emy, Bangor High, Brunswick High, and Hebron 
Academy. In the singles George Libby of Port- 
land High won out in the rounds, but was defeated 
for the championship by Walter A. Bradford, 
Thornton. Bradford thus carries to Thornton the 
championship in singles for the second time. 

In doubles Harris and Libby of Portland High 
won the tournament, and carry to Portland the 
honors in doubles for the third time. The cup 
offered for doubles thus becomes the permanent 
possession of the Portland High School. The Port- 
land team of Merrill and Larrabee won in 1897 and 
1898. The weather was favorable throughout the 
tournament, and soine fine matches were witnessed. 

The summary: 

Singles. 

First Round. — Chandler, Brunswick, beat Bow- 
man, Hebron; 6-2, 6-0. Libby, Portland, beat 
Woodruff, Brunswick; 6-1, 6-3. Rastall, Hebron, 
beat Paine, Bangor, by default. Harris, Portland, 
beat McClure, Bangor; 6-3, 6-0. 

Second Round. — Libby beat Chandler; 0-6, 7-3, 
6-4. Harris beat Rastall; 6-3, 6-0. 

Finals. — Libby beat Harris; 6-3, default. 

Championship. — Bradford, Thornton, beat Lib- 
by; 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. 

Doubles. 

Leavitt and Bradford, Thornton, beat Chapman 
and Holt, Portland; 6-2, 6-8, 10-8. Bowman and 
Rastall, Hebron, beat McClure and Paine, Bangor, 
by default. Libby and Haines, Portland, beat 
Chandler and Woodruff, Brunswick; 6-2, 6-4. 

Second Round. — Libby and Harris beat Bow- 
man and Rastall; 6-2, 6-0. 

Final. — Libby and Harris beat Bradford and 
Leavitt; 2-6, 7-3, 6-4, ys- 

COLLEGE TENNIS TOURNAMENT. 

The matches for second place in singles and 
doubles in the college tournament were finished 
last Thursday. Dana, '99, was the winner in singles, 
and Dana and Kelley were the successful team in 
doubles. 

The summary: 

Singles. 

First Round. — Dana, '99, beat C. Hunt, "02; 6-3, 
10-8. Came, '99, beat L. Cleaves, 'gg; 6-2, 6-2. 
Came beat Sanborn by default. 

Final. — Dana beat Came; 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. 
Doubles. 

First Round. — Came and Kelley beat Briggs and 
Smith; 6-1, 6-0. Marsh and Sills beat West and 
Fogg; 6-2, 6-2. 

Final. — Came and Kelley beat Marsh and Sills, 
6-1, 10-8. 6-0. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



M 



Colby 5, Bowdoin 4. 

Bowdoin suffered her first defeat in the Maine 
league Wednesday, May 24th, at Waterville. 

Bowdoin started out well and kept ahead for half 
of the game. Colby kept gradually gaining and 
tied the score in the eighth inning. In the ninth 
with the score tied Bowdoin came to the bat but 
failed to score. Dearborn of Colby then got a hit, 
Tupper hit and Dearborn went to third. Fogg 
then knocked a fly to Pierce who caught it, but 
Dearborn scored. 

In the first inning Greenlaw got his base on 
balls and took second, the last being a passed ball. 
Wignott got a hit and Greenlaw went to third. 
Pratt struck out. A. Clarke hit to shortstop and 
Greenlaw got home. W. Clarke went out at first, 
Haskell got a hit, Wignott scored and Pearson 
flied out. 

In the second half Fogg flied vut to Harkins. 
Webb hit to Haskell who threw to Pratt, then 
Newenham flied to Pratt. Haskell opened the sec- 
ond with a hit to Dearborn who threw wild and 
Haskell got second. Pearson flied out to Dearborn, 
Harkins hit to Newenham, and was thrown out at 
first. Libby got first base and Greenlaw flied out 
to Webb. Rice came to the bat and hit for three 
bases. Farwell flied to Pratt, Rice scored. Allen 
struck out. 

Wignott got a base hit and stole second, Pratt 
struck out, A. Clarke hit for first and Wignott 
scored. W. Clarke got a base hit and A. Clarke 
took third. W. Clarke stole second, Haskell got 
first on an error and A. Clarke scored. Pearson 
struck put and Harkins flied to Fogg. 

In the last of the third Dearborn flied out to 
Greenlaw, Tupper to Pratt and Fogg to W. Clarke. 
Score, Bowdoin 4, Colby i. Libby hit to Webb 
who threw him out at first. Greenlaw did the same. 
Wignott hit for first and stole second, Pratt struck 
out.. Webb flied out to Pearson, Newenham hit to 
Haskell and failed to reach first. Pierce hit to 
Libby and was thrown out at first. 

Albert Clarke opened the fifth with a three- 
bagger. W. Clarke hit to Newenham and was put 
out at first. Haskell flied out to Webb and Pear- 
son flied to Fogg. In the last of the fifth Farwell 
and Haggerty struck out and Allen flied to Har- 
kins. 

In the sixth Harkins got a base hit and took 
another on a passed ball. Libby sacrificed, Green- 
law hit to Newenham who threw Harkins out at 
home. Wignott was thrown out at first. In the 
last of the sixth Bowdoin had a streak of poor play- 
ing. Dearborn struck out, Tupper got his base 
by being hit by a pitched ball, Fogg hit between 



first and second and there was general fumbling. 
Tupper scored. Webb hit to A. Clarke who threw 
poorly to third, Newenham hit to A. Clarke who 
fumbled. Fogg scored and Webb was thrown out 
at home. Rice got his base on baUs, Farwell hit 
to Haskell who threw to Pratt but he fumbled and 
Farwell was safe. Hudson hit to Libby who threw 
to Pratt. 

In the seventh Pratt hit to Webb who threw 
to Hudson. A. Clarke hit to Dearborn who let it 
go through him. W. Clarke flied to Fogg and 
Haskell flied to Hudson. 

In the last of the seventh Allen got his base on 
balls. Dearborn hit a hard one to Harkins who 
fumbled. Tupper flied to Pratt, Fogg to A. Clarke 
and Webb to Greenlaw. Score, Bowdoin 4, 
Colby 3. 

Pearson opened the eighth with a fly to Rice. 
Harkins flied to Hudson, Libby got a base hit, 
Greenlaw hit to Webb who threw to Dearborn. 

In the last of the eighth Newenham hit to Pear- 
son who muffed. Rice struck out and Newenham 
stole second. Farwell struck out, Hudson got a 
two bagger to center field and Newenham tied the 
score. Allen hit 10 Haskell who threw him out at 
first. 

Wignott opened the ninth with a fly to Allen. 
Pratt flied to Tupper and Albert Clarke hit to Webb 
who threw to first. Dearborn hit to Albert Clarke 
who threw to Pratt but he was declared safe. Tup- 
per got a hit and Dearborn went to third. Fogg 
hit to Pearson, who caught, but Dearborn scored. 

The score: 

BOWDOIN. 

AB R BH PC A E 

Greenlaw, l.f 5 i ' o 2 o 

Wignott, c 5 2 3 7 o o 

Pratt. lb 5 o o 11 i o 

A. Clark, ss 5 i 2 i o i 

W. B. Clark, r.f 4 o i i o 2 

Haskell, 2b 4 o o 7 i 

Pearson, cf 4 o o i o i . 

Harkins, 3b 4 o i 2 o i 

Libby, p 4 o i o 2 o 

Totals 40 4 8 *25 10 6 

COLBY. 

AB R BH PO A E 

Fogg, r.f 5 I o 3 o O 

Webb, ss 4 o o 2 4 i 

Newenham, p 4 i q q 5 o 

Rice. 3b 4 I I I I 

Farwell, c 4 o q 5 q 

Haggerty, ib 3 2 g q c 

Allen, If 3 o I 2 o i 

Dearborn, 2b 3 i i 2 o i 

Tupper, cf 4 1 i i o o 

Hudson, lb 2 o p 3 o 

Totals ..37 5 5 '27 10 3 



u 



BOWDOIN ORIENt. 



Innings 123456789 

Colby I o 2 o I I — 5 

Bowdoin 2 o 2 o o o o o o — 4 

Stolen bases— Wignott 2, W. B. Clark, Haskell, 
Webb, Newenhani. Base on balls — Libby 2, New- 
enham i. Struck out — Rice, Farwell 2, Haggerty, 
Allen, Dearborn, Pratt 3, Pearson. Time — ih. 45 
min. Umpire — Carpenter of Portland. Attendance 
—500. 

*Winning run made with one man out. 



Y. M.^. fi. 

When a man sees the Y. M. C. A. column in a 
college paper, he usually looks for reports of 
prayer-meetings and Bible classes, but this week, 
the first thing of which we write is the ball game. 
It happened in this way; the chairman of our social 
committee got a game for Wednesday, May 24th, 
with the " Medics," and promptly at 2 o'clock the 
Delta began to swarm with men both religious and 
medical. After the preliminary practice by both 
teams, and a few words of warning to the Y. M. C. 
A. team from the captain, lest they should use lan- 
.guage ill-befitting the occasion, the game began. 
Pennell started in the twirling for the Medics and 
kept the hits scattered till about the fourth inning, 
when the sun and the b.itters and "his corpulence" 
conspired to make him retire and Mr. Hannigan 
proceeded to throw the balls. The first six innings 
were close and well played. Woodbury was pitch- 
ing for the Association team and was doing well, 
but about the seventh both teams took a batting 
streak, Hannigan was pounded hard and poorly 
supported and the Y. M. C. A. got some eight or 
ten runs. In the last of the seventh the "Medics" 
hit hard, and aided b3' errors tied the score. In 
the eighth Johnson went in to pitch for the Asso- 
ciation, retiring the side with one run in the lead. 
In the last inning Bodge tried to pitch for the 
"Medics," but was less successful than Hannigan, 
who finished the game. The Y. M. C. A. then came 
to the bat and by good hitting and base running got 
a lead of several runs. It was in this inning that 
Dutton, who yagged for both teams, remarked that 
"the Lord must be on their side," and when West 
punched out a three-base hit with three men on 
bases, the crowd were inclined to believe Dutton. 
In the last of the ninth the "Medics" came in 
determined to win it out, but a fly to short and two 
men struck out by Johnson ended it. It was an 
exciting game with rather promiscuous batting, and 
a score of 38 to 32 in favor of the Y. M. C. A. 
Everything passed off smoothly, but some of the 
fellows are asking what the center fielder of the 
Y. M. C. A. said when he dropped that fly. We 
trust that he properly restrained himself. 

Evans led the meeting on Thursday evening, 
May 25th. The subject considered was "Tarrying 
Near Temptation." A large number were present, 
many of whom spoke on Temptation from moral 
and religious points of view. The weekly discus- 
sions of these subjects are very interesting and 
helpful. 

It is expected that R. S. Emrich, president of 
the Bates Association, will conduct the service on 
the evening of June ist. 
■ I 



PERSONALS. 



'60. — A new York County congressional candi- 
date has appeared in the person of Judge Horace 
H. Burbank of Saco. Judge Burbank has not yet 
announced his candidacy to the press, but is making 
an active canvass both personally and through his 
friends of York and Cumberland. He has been in 
public life for 30 years, and is able to pull many 
potent strings. He stands very well with the Saco 
Republican machine and may be able to carry the 
city primaries against Hon. J. O. Bradbury, who 
has recently been at odds with a powerful clique in 
the local party councils. Failure to carry his local 
primaries would be apt to be disastrous to the pros- 
pects of either Saco candidate, and the loser will 
probably withdraw the use of his name. 

The friends of Amos L. Allen continue indus- 
triously at work and now claim to be sure of 73 
delegates out of the 112 to which York will be en- 
titled. 

'61. — Dr. Charles Oliver Hunt has just been 
elected to the presidency of the Maine Medical 
Association. 

"69. — Rev. H. S. Whitman, president of West- 
brook Seminary, has tendered his resignation to 
the trustees of the institution, and it is probable 
that it will be accepted, although it is greatly hoped 
that he may be induced to stay another year. Rev. 
Mr. Whitman has been president of the seminary 
several years, and during that time he has built up 
the institution wonderfully, until now it is equal to 
any of its kind in the state. He has been a great 
worker for the school, and it would be extremely 
hard to find a man who )could do as much in the 
future for the institute as Mr. Whitman has done 
in the past. It is Rev. Mr. Whitman's desire to 
re-enter the ministry, and it is for this reason that 
he has sent in his resignation. 

Med., 'ys. — Benj. Franklin Clark, U. S: consul 
at Pernambuco, died on board the Lamport and 
Holt Line steamer Hevelius, on May 19th, of 
Bright's disease and was buried at sea. Mr. Clark, 
who had been suffering for some time, was return- 
ing to his home at Manchester, N. H., accompanied 
by Mrs. Clark. 

Med., '95. — Dr. H. H. Colburn, formerly of 
Portland, has recently been promoted to the posi- 
tion of first assistant at the Danvers (Mass.) In- 
sane Asylum. 

Bangor alumni of Bowdoin College will hold a 
banquet at the Bangor House on the evening of 
June 1st, beginning at 8 o'clock, at which time a 
Bowdoin alumni association will be formed. The 
committee upon invitations consists of Hon. Samuel 
F. Humphrey, Rev. Charles H. Cutler, and Milton 
S. Clifford, Esq. 

'84. — A valuable and interesting contribution to 
the ecclesiastical history of New England has re- 
cently been made in the publication by Rev. Oliver 
W. Means of an exhaustive study of the origin and 
history of the Strict Congregational Church in 
Enfield, Conn. This was presented by Mr. Means 
as his thesis on the occasion of his receiving the 
degree of doctor of philosophy from Hartford 
Theological Seminary last May, after the regular 
course of post-graduate study. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Voh. XXIX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JUNE 15, 1899. 



No. 8. 



BO WJ:)0 1 N (J K, I KNT. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babb, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 11101, Assistant Editor-in-Cliief. 

ISLAY F. McCoRMicK, 1900, Biisiiiess Manager. 
Roland E. Clauk, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Habky C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Puttle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 
Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 
Charles E. Bellatty. 

Per annum, in advance, ..... $2.00. 
Single Copies, 10 Cents. 

Extra copies can be obUiined at the i)ookstores or on applica- 
tion to tlie Business Manager. 

Ilemittances sliould be made to the Business iVIanager. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directeil to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

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

Vol. XXIX., No. 8.— June 15, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 59 

1900's Ivy Day 60 

Calendar 70 

Notices 70 

College News 71 

Athletics 71 

Y. M. C. A 73 

Personals 73 

In Memoriam 74 



This year's Maine Intercollegiate meet 
resulted in an overwhelming victory for Bow- 
doin and a still firmer prestige upon our 
superiority in this branch of athletics. The 
weather was perfect from an athletic stand- 
point, while the track for its kind was in very 
fair condition. With the facilities provided 
for the teams, the officials, and excellent order 
maintained, we can do no less than account 
the conduct of the meet as successful as any 
in past years. 

Records were established in many of the 
events that must seem very discouraging to 



aspirants for future track honors in the state, 
and especially in one performance should not 
only Bowdoin but the state feel proud. The 
goal to be reached in the Mott Haven games 
has always been the equaling of the time made 
by Wefers in the century run ; thus far it has 
never been performed in this country since 
Wefers' memorable performance until Cloud- 
man of Bowdoin run both the trial and 
final in the hundred yards in 9 4-5 seconds. 
This record will probably stand for years and 
years unless Cloudman sees fit to alter it in 
the two coming years. 

Several surprises occurred in the meet, 
some pleasing and others disappointing ; but 
take it as a whole Bowdoin was quite satisfied 
by her work, and now rests upon her well- 
earned laurels in glory until another spring 
heralds other contests of this sort. 



Tennis boasts an unusual prominence in 
college affairs this year. In addition to the 
usual state contest Bowdoin has met and tied 
the University of Vermont at the latter's 
grounds in one of the most interesting tour- 
naments in which Bowdoin has been a con- 
testant. Unfortunately the state tournament 
came ofif directly after the return of the team, 
and naturally the playing was somewhat list- 
less, netting only the championship in 
doubles, while Bates carried away the cham- 
pionship in smgles. 



It savors not a little of a paradox to speak 
of the dangers the Freshmen incurred in 
sending so small a track team to represent 
them at Waterville when we realize the over- 
whelming "walk-over" they enjoyed; yet this 
may be but the exception that makes the rule, 
and any class sending a team, so meagre and 



60 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



apparently weak as went to the Inter-Fresh- 
man meet from here last Wednesday deserves 
to be censured most sternly. It was not due 
to any special superiority of the men repre- 
senting the Freshmen that the meet was 
hardly else than a Bowdoin Freshman meet, 
but it was due to the extreme inferiority of 
their opponents, and probably is a case which 
will never be repeated. This sort of thing 
will never be countenanced by the college ; 
every team which leaves this campus as a 
Bowdoin team must be as strong as it can be 
under the circumstances. Nevertheless, while 
we mtist disapprove the carelessness of the 
Freshmen, we gladly congratulate them on 
their victory and heartily laugh with them 
oyer their exhibition. 



1900^s IVY DAY. 

Friday, June 9th, beamed most propi- 
tiously upon the Juniors in the exercises and 
social pleasures connected with Ivy Day. 
The forenoon was devoted to the base-ball 
game with Bates, which resulted in a vic- 
tory for the visiting team. The exercises be- 
gan promptly at 3 o'clock in the Memorial 
Hall before an appreciative and fashionable 
audience. Fifty-iive scholarly-looking stu- 
dents in caps and gowns marched up the hall 
to the accompaniment of the Germania Or- 
chestra and circled about upon the stage, 
where the following programme was most 
successfidly presented : 

Music. 
Prayer C. S. Bragdon. 

Music 
Oration F. W. Ward. 

Music. 

Poem F. C. Lee. 

Music 

Address by the President A. L. Burnell. 

Presentations. 

Athlete— Silver Cup E. B. Holmes, 

Plugger— Horse R. S. Edwards. 

Backslider — Spurs H. P. West. 

Pious Man— Class Bible H. A. Shorey, Jr. 

Criminal — Handcuffs F. M. Sparks. 

Popular Man — Wooden Spoon J. W. Whitney. 

Planting Ivy. 
Singing Ivy Ode. 



Following in full we print the oration, 
poem, and the presentation speeches. 

IVY DAY ORATION. 

THE FLAG AND PATRIOTISM IN OUR 

AMERICAN COLLEGES. 

By F. W. Ward. 

When our forefathers first conceived the plan of 
uniting the colonies and severing their connection 
with the mother country, they knew full well that 
tliis could be accomplished only by fierce fighting. 
And hardly had the struggle begun before they saw 
that men in order to fight, and fight successfully, 
must have some bond of union, some standard 
around which to rally. Such conditions were favor- 
able to tlie birth of our American flag, and under 
such conditions it was born in seventeen hundred 
and seventy-six. Rude and unseemly though it was 
at first and bearing upon its folds strange devices, 
it needed but a few changes at the hands of our 
true and loyal fathers, to give to us, their children, 
the flag of which we are so justly proud; a flag that 
has floated tranquilly over many a battlefield, that 
has graced halls and public buildings in every state 
in the union, that to-day waves over our public 
schools, and should wave over every American col- 
lege. 

But what is an American college? I answer, it 
is the great fitting school for our republic. Step 
by step, we pass from the school of our early child- 
hood to that of manhood, the college. One more 
step and we have reached the world, but that step 
is the longest and hardest The average young man 
upon entering college possesses a limited knowl- 
edge of his country; he speaks of it as a "glorious 
union," a " great republic," but only in a commer- 
cial sense. Much of what he knows of his country 
has been obtained from statistics. He knows its 
size in square miles, its population, its wealth, and 
its standing among nations; but he little knows 
what his country really is. And how unfit would 
be such a man to engage in our national govern- 
ment! But four years lie before him; years 
freighted with rich opportunities and offering him 
the best that time can give. The history of his 
country has been written and its pages are open for 
his study. Under the guidance of broad-minded 
and patriotic men, he is taken into the realms of 
social distress and discord and is drilled in the fun- 
damental laws which should govern a great republic. 
He is taught that every man owes a service to his 
country, whether he chooses to enter the political 
arena or spend his life amid the quiet scenes of 
some petty hamlet. The object of education is not 
to make man master of a few but servant of the 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



61 



masses. Such, in brief, is the preparation college 
gives a man for his country's demands. 

But more than all this, it fosters and nourishes a 
spirit of patriotism — not the patriotism that fills the 
air on the Fourth of July and kindred days and 
then dies away, but an enduring patriotism. Too 
many people think that the only mark of patriotism 
is outward demonstration. Their eyes are blind to 
the deep-seated, true love of country which finds 
expression only in a life of daily toil for humanity. 
So, looking upon our colleges where all seems quiet, 
each man attending to his work, they say our 
patriotism is dead. That such a statement is false, 
I ask you to pause for a moment and consider. We 
are gathered to-day in a building erected to the 
sacred memory of college patriots who lost their 
lives in the war of the rebellion; men in whose 
hearts their country's call found a quick response 
and their country's flag faithful followers. The 
bronze tablets upon these walls stand as silent wit- 
nesses to the brave deeds of brave men. Can you, 
can you, I say, not see in them college patriotism? 

True, nearly a third of a century has passed since 
these men lived, but their influence lives now and 
will continue to live when this building shall have 
fallen in ruins and these tablets shall have crumbled 
in dvLst. It lives, and nothing in the war with Spain 
was more gratifying to those who stood at the head 
of our nation than to see so many college men 
ready to join in carrying liberty to an oppressed 
and fallen people. It may be that some are with us 
to-day whose sons or brothers left college with its 
beautiful buildings, its shady walks, and its cheerful 
companions, for the dismal swamp, the scorching 
sun, and the lonely expanse of the tropical climate. 
Many of them freely and willingly gave their lives 
and gave them for what? That the honor of their 
country's flag should be untarnished and that mil- 
lions more might enjoy American customs and 
American rights under its protection. Ask these 
■ fathers and mothers what they think of college 
patriotism. 

But there is another patriotism in college that is 
just as truly noble. When a nation is thrown into 
intense excitement by a declaration of war, when 
men are marching to fields of strife and bloodshed, 
then there is no lack of a patriotic spirit, then the 
Hag has a defender in every loyal citizen. But when 
the drum beat has ceased and the bugle note is 
heard no more, then comes the test for the genuine- 
ness of our loyalty. And we as students of this 
college are proud of the fact that as we pass out 
from this hall, we shall see other buildings from 
which men have gone forth to guide this republic 
in time of peace. Some have watched over it and 
cared for it in the halls of Congress, others have 



immortalized it in prose and verse; some have lived 
for it at home, others have carried its name to re- 
gions before unknown. And we believe that there 
are men in college, at present, who will sometime 
walk in the footsteps of these illustrious leaders. 
Patriotic in war, we are not found wanting in peace. 

Now there is one thing that every patriot loves, 
and that is his country's flag. And no one loves it 
better than the college patriot. It has stirred and 
fired him to noble efforts which have filled him with 
a better understanding of the Union. A friend to 
the rich, it is equally dear to the poor. He has 
seen the proudest American bend his knee to do it 
homage, and as a child in the country school-yard, 
he played beneath its shadows. In college, he 
misses the flag and longs to see it waving from our 
venerable buildings. But some over-cautious and 
narrow-minded people shake their heads in grave 
doubt and say that the flag should be displayed only 
on days of universal demonstration, and that by 
seeing it daily we look upon it merely as an orna- 
ment. Wrong of all wrongs! when will such people 
learn that it is, " Not the stars and stripes alone," 
as one has said, "but what the sta,rs and stripes 
stand for; liberty, union, rights, laws, and power 
for good among nations" that we see in the Amer- 
ican flag. It is not for show that we would see the 
stars and stripes flying from our buildings, but be- 
cause they mean so much to us. It is not a piece 
of silk, striped alternately red and white, and made 
beautiful by stars set in a blue background, that we 
would have waving over our campus and over every 
college campus of this republic, but the emblem of 
all that is good, just and progressive in our coun- 
try. And we would have it wave in every wind that 
blows. Is there a college man who tires of looking 
upon his country's flag? If so, may he never be 
found in Bowdoin! 

But there are a few men in all colleges who, 
though in possession of a patriotic spirit, are not 
filled with patriotism. Every possible efTort should 
be made to awaken in them the love of country that 
now lies dormant. If their country exists in vague 
form in their minds, it should be made real. Give 
them something to look upon in common with all 
men as (heir guiding spirit. Give them the visible 
presence of the nation personified in our national 
flag. To be sure, it cannot arouse every man to a 
realization of the responsibility which rests upon 
him, but it can inspire a goodly number. Some will 
still look upon the flag as merely a flag; others will 
see in it the emblem- of their country. It will give 
them a sentiment of patriotism founded on the love 
of home and country, man and God, which will be 
an untold strength to our nation; a patriotism that 
will burn the brighter, the farther distant from th^ 



62 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



day of battle; a patriotism that will grow until it 
embraces all nations and unites them in the brother- 
hood of peace. That is the patriotism every college 
man needs, and he needs it now. 

When a few more days have passed, those who 
are Seniors to-day will go out to engage in the 
conflicts of the world. And we, members of the 
the Class of igoo, shall soon join them in the strug- 
gle. Temptations will assail us on every hand. 
Wealth, political honor, and fame will each tempt 
us in its own peculiar way. Let us then carry with 
us the true college patriotism which wealth cannot 
buy, political honor increase, nor fame adorn. Let 
us do this, and we shall honor ourselves, our col- 
lege, and our country. 

IVY DAY POEM. 
[A Tribute to Longfellow.] 
By F. C. Lee. 
There is a fancy of the musing mind 
That says, " Could trees and stones but speak to-day 
What many wonder-stories would their lay 
Be burdened with: then we, forever blind, 
In hundred hidden haunts unearthed would find 
What unknown facts, ah! who would dare to say; 
What treasures lost, or long years stowed away; ^^ 
What tragic scenes where love and death entwmed?" 

But trees and stones can speak to-day! Behold, 
These massive walls, raised up by human toil. 
Built from the lifeless granite of the soil, 
Changeless in nature, save by nature's mold, 
From inert fixture, solemn, calm and cold, 
Quickened by sculptor's long and patient moil, 
Record in silence, what must silence fod. 
The hallowed glories of the days of old. 

Read on those tablets Bowdoin's honor roll. 
Does not the heart in grateful fondness swell 
When seeing names of those who fought or fell 
That this our country should be ever whole? 
Look on these portraits; they should stir the soul; 
The eyes should dim that on those faces dwell; 
They picture those who fought the good fight well. 
And honored, passed to fame ariH glory's goal. 

Then gaze upon this bust: the sculptor's art 
Has saved to us the head, but not the heart. 
Deep in a book of verse that heart is hid; 
Who reads the verse must feel the strong pulse beat. 
That sculptured head that sits these walls amid, 
Gazing so calmly over aisle and seat. 
Is modeled from a world-loved poet's face 
Whose thought was beauty and whose word was 
grace. 



His is the glory I would sing to-day, 
And tell his oft-told story in my lay. 

I first remember him, when, as a child. 

One day I gazed upon his pictured face 

And wondered what had been in life the place 

Of him whose eyes looked down so soft and mild. 

"Was he," thought I, "Some long since sainted 

man, 
Or e'en a martyr, who would not deny 
His faith in one great God's eternal plan?" 
Ah me! I often smile at days gone by, 
But wonder not such thoughts should e'er have 

grown. 

The visionary dreams of childhood's hour 

Seem conscious only of that mighty power 

That cloaks the new unknown with what is known. 

But when at last I reached the age to know 

I saw my childhood's dream-born fancy grow 

Not half the vision one first glance would show. 

No martyr's life or death was his, 'tis true, 
Yet all his life-works show the world anew 
That faith which, like a martyr's, ever held 
.'Ml steadfast to the very moral end 
And needed only for his God to send 
The great denying-test, that human faith 
Might have the chance to prove it often hath. 

The noblest attitude of life is love. 
Pure love among its train of attributes 
Lays claim to everything that constitutes 
The high ideals that man calls "from above." 

His was a mind full steeped in love like this; 
His life was noble in its simple bliss. 
Unawed by danger, and unmoved by fear, 
He lived and died as if he knew God near. 
And from his soul dark passion was afar, 
Such passion as depletes the world with war, 
.A.nd in its place was peace that all hold dear. 

Fame, says the proverb, is a little thing; 
Its glories soon from life must pass away. 
And what to us seems adamant to-day 
To-morrow may no recognition bring. 

Fame is a little thing. Yes, lasting fame 
Belongs to none except to one true God. 
The very walks of life our fathers trod 
To us exist not, save perhaps their name! 

Yet deep within the hearts of men enshrined, 
I see his name; and years must age the earth 
Before fame dies to which the heart gives birth. 
The short-lived fame is only of the mind. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



63 



I one time dreamt I stood amid the pines; 

Soft blew the wind. The branches overhead 

Sang out a song; its mystic, solemn lines 

Grew clear. I seemed to hear what each tree said: 

"Wind of the north, and wind of the south, 
Wind of the east, and wind of the west, 
Tell us what poet to sing in song, 
Whom do you find the people love best?" 

Then silence reigned a moment till I heard 
The rushing winds reply the magic word. 

"Longfellow sing ye, forest of pines; 
He sang the woods primeval full oft, 
Murmur his name; his song you awoke; 
Whisper his name forever aloft." 

Through life he loved his Alma Mater well; 

When age had touched his thinning hair with grey 

He came once more to sing his praise to her. 

From those about to pass from life away 

To those whose opening life before them lay. 

Those ever-living words of his will ring 

Among the halls that heard their music first 

As long as English poets live and sing. 

They are the tribute of a noble mind 

That stirs the deep emotions of mankind. 

Peaceful, and ever true until the last 
He met his death. The world at large wept sore 
To think the calm and noble soul had passed. 
And that his hand should never lift pen more. 

But in his place he left a cherished name, 
The living symbol of a hight-set aim. 
Whose impulse wakes to ev'ry human mind 
Who hears the words he wrote and left behind. 

Classmates, aye, and yet more than classmates, 

friends! 
When one short coming year has passed away. 
We, too, must go from out these hallowed walls. 
Each to pursue in life his cherished ends, 
•And fight the battles as full best he may. 

But when in going from Old Bowdoin's halls 
To fight those battles, whether lost or won. 
Be this our aim, to live as honest men 
And let our lives reflect the life again 
Of him whom Bowdoin proudly calls, 

" My Son." 

ADDRESS OF THE PRESIDENT. 
By Albro L. Burnell. 
Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Guests of the Class 
of igoo: 
We, your hosts, welcome you to this festal occa- 
sion, and invite you to participate with us at this 
feast of merry-making. 



Thirty-three years ago an ivy was planted on the 
campus of Bowdoin College, Ivy Day was inaug- 
urated, and to-day we have assembled to perpetuate 
that time-honored custom by imitating the example 
of our worthy predecessors. 

We have now reached the third mile-stone of our 
college career, which marks the close of three years 
of student life, years of joy commingled with inevi- 
table disappointments and sorrows. We now stand 
in the very shadow of our Senior year, and in our 
moments of reflection we are sad that our happy 
college days are fast drawing toward completion — 
but this is no time to be remorseful, and may this 
day witness an expression of happiness and good- 
fellowship among us all. 

Friends, it is my pleasant duty and privilege to 
relate to you a fragmentary history of the class 
under whose auspices these Ivy Day exercises are 
held. I am sure that you will pardon me, if in my 
remarks, I disobey the ordinary rules of propriety 
of speech by a display of freedom and egotism, for 
I am justly proud of the class which I to-day rep- 
resent. 

Men of the Class of igoo, we have reason to feel 
elated over our attainments, and this college may 
well congratulate itself that in us it has a priceless 
treasure! 

When we entered this institution three years ago 
we at once produced a favorable impression, and 
even at that time great things were expected of us, 
achievements which have since been realized. We 
were modest Freshmen and at first unconscious of 
our hidden powers, but, like a well-watered vine, 
we have grown in strength until now we have 
climbed to heights of influence and authority. 

In the fall of 1896 a band of fifty-nine of us 
ambitious students entered the portals of Bowdoin 
College, but for various reasons we lost seven of 
our number during our Freshman year. We regret 
that any of our number should have been obliged 
to depart from our midst so early in their course, 
but sickness, business engagements, lack of finan- 
cial means, and "deads" taken in Freshman 
"math" will inevitably reduce the number of every 
class. 

Upon our first appearance at college we immedi- 
ately attracted the attention of '99 who realized our 
importance and gave us a hearty welcome. Our 
hosts could not seem to do enough for us: they in- 
troduced us to their friends, who seemed glad to 
meet us; they took us out among the famous 
"whispering pines"; they showed us something of 
the suburbs of Bruiiswick, particularly a sand-bank, 
the utility and eflicacy of which we soon learned to 
appreciate. Of course we men of igoo wished to be 



64 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



reciprocal, and so we entertained our hosts by dec- 
lamations, vocal music, boxing, dancing, and in 
such other -ways as seemed pleasing to our audience. 
At first we were eager to study, but we soon 
learned that foot-ball rushes, rope-pulls, and base- 
ball games were generally considered of greater 
importance. In the Sophomore-Freshman foot-ball 
rush we easily succeeded in getting a goal, a feat 
which '99 tried to do, but in vain. Our opponents 
realizing our strength and fearful of a still greater 
defeat, stole the ball and ran away. 

We did not meet with our usual success in the 
Sophomore-Freshman base-ball game, but we con- 
gratulate '99 upon their well-earned victory. 

As we continued through our Freshman experi- 
ences we waxed strong and bold, always meeting 
with the approbation of '97 and '98. 

We next gave the customary peanut drunk, and 
in that undertaking we met with unusual success, 
for we succeeded by means of a jug in crackmg 
open Lucian P. Libby's head, which we assure you 
was no easy nut to crack. 

The last important contest of our first term at 
college was the annual Sophomore-Freshman foot- 
ball game. In this contest neither side scored, but 
it was for no fault of Captain "Bob" Chapman that 
we did not win the game. 

When we were at the height of our victories and 
vicissitudes we lost seven of our number. Abbott, 
Call, and Morse found Bowdoin College and the 
Class of 1900 too fast for them, and although these 
men entered our class in the trial heats. Prof. 
Moody, who was judge, declared them too slow for 
the finals. Then there was Ortho Dascombe, who 
became homesick, and of course he had to leave us. 
But he was excusable, for he was young and unused 
to rough experiences. He has now entirely recov- 
ered from his illness and is a member of 1901. Cut- 
ler gave up his college course for a lucrative posi- 
tion in the ' Queen City of the East," while Martin, 
on account of sickness, went West, where he has 
since become a manager of a large silver mine. We 
have lost all trace of Lewis Grass since we heard 
that he had been stranded upon the sandy shores of 
Cape Cod. Wherever these seven lost sheep may 
be, we, their fellow-classmates, sincerely wish them 
success and a happy greeting. 

Thus, friends, endeth the first epoch of the his- 
tory of the Class of 1900. We should be averse to 
again pass through the trials and tribulations of 
those early days of our college career, yet we now 
realize that the experiences of our Freshman year 
were needful for our healthy growth, and we owe 
much to the men of "99 for the watchfulness and 
care which they took in our behalf during our m- 
tancy. 



When we became Sophomores we entered act- 
ively upon a fall campaign by doing unto 1901 what 
'gg had done unto us. The Freshmen had to be 
properly cared for, and they took up a great deal 
f)f our time and attention, but we were only too 
glad to help them in their hours of need. 

We were very busy during our Sophomore year. 
Besides looking after the Freshmen, we had to 
study hard in order to maintain a high degree of 
scholarship; we felt under obligations to observe 
Hallowe'en in a befitting manner; the class turkey- 
supper had to be provided; and finally, spring had 
to be "opened up" in some suitable way. 

The Class of igoo has always endeavored to ob- 
serve the established customs of preceding classes, 
and we have not only been imitative, but often- 
times original. We succeeded in augmenting the 
customary observance of Hallowe'en by putting into 
operation some of our original ideas. I will not go 
into detail, but will simply say that, by the use of 
paint, lard, paper, a few settees, an alarm-clock and 
the President's summer house, we did all that could 
be desired. But a great surprise was in store for 
us, and for a few days our work received the atten- 
tion of the Faculty and college jury. Each mem- 
ber of the class, who participated in that celebration, 
received an autograph letter from the acting-presi- 
dent, also word was sent to their parents informing 
them that their sons were still at college, but were 
liable to leave at any time. 

It was about this time of our college course 
when our class purchased a new set of front doors 
for King's Chapel; they also bought a new beli 
rope, and had the chapel organ repaired and tuned; 
the chapel seats needed to be washed, and this was 
done at our expense; last, but not least, sixteen of 
our class surrendered their scholarships in the inter- 
est of students who seemed more worthy than them- 
selves. 

Then came our turkey-supper, or, if you please, 
our turkey-breakfast. It was about four o'clock one 
stormy morning in November when we all sat down 
on the Art Building steps to a lunch of turkey, 
cranberry tarts, and ginger ale. 'Ninety-nine wished 
very much to participate with us, but on account 
of some misunderstanding about the hour and place, 
they were unable to be present. There was only 
one unpleasant feature about the whole occasion— 
we made an unfortunate selection of our place of 
meeting, and it seemed for a few days that some of 
us would have to "chip in" and buy a new art 
building. 

The last important event of our Sophomore year 
was the "opening up oE spring." We made a few 
innovations in this celebration, and we met with 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



65 



our usual success, but the class does not wish me to 
go into particulars. 

Our class has always maintained an enthusiastic 
interest and participation in athletics, and although 
we cannot boast of a large number of stars, we do 
take a just pride in such as we have.. Certainly, 
Bacon, Edwards, Clark and Clough are athletes 
who have not only the esteem of 1900, but also that 
of our college. We have met with unusual success 
at the indoor meets of the college. For two years 
we have taken second place, and this year we took 
first place. 

In our Freshman year we formed with Colby 
the Colby-Bowdoin Freshman Meet, when we easily 
bore off the palm of victory. 

Since our Freshman year we have lost eight 
more of our classmates: Coombs, Crafts, Farwell, 
Folsom, Rumery, Gardner, Usher, and Willey. We 
are pleased to learn that most of these men are only 
temporarily absent from college, and although they 
are no longer members of our class, we shall give 
them a hearty welcome upon their return to Bow- 
doin in the fall. 

Bowdoin College wants all the good men that 
she can get, but she never solicits students from 
other colleges and fitting schools by professional 
agents. She does not need to, she has stood upon 
her merits in the past and she will stand upon her 
merits in the future. It is a significant fact and a 
credit to our institution that the Class of ipco alone 
has received into its ranks, within the past two years, 
eleven recruits: Burbank from Phillips Exeter 
Academy; Beadle from Hartford Theological Sem- 
inary; Clough from Williams College; Edwards 
from Phillips Andover Academy; Folsom from 
Colby College; Pottle and Stackpole from Bates 
College; Brown from University of Maine; Ward 
from Wesleyan College; Williams, ex-'gp; and Ran- 
dall who first entered Bowdoin as a special student, 
but has since done the required work for admis- 
sion to igoo, and is now one of our number. 

RESPONSE OF ATHLETE. 
Mr. Holmes (fondling the ctip) said: — 
Mr President: 

The rosy-fingered morn had just ushered in a 
new day, while the sun with its warm rays was kiss- 
ing the halls of Bowdoin and her campus green; 
the end-woman was merrily singing at her morning 
task when, on the fifteenth of September, 1896, I 
entered upon my career of glory. I am an athlete. 

The first morning I tarried after chapel to make 
my abilities known to the Faculty, while the class 
did not feel able to pursue its course alone. But 



the next morning I and the class made one grand 
rush, and as Professor Chapman saw the sacred 
and reverend Class of 'Ninety-nine rudely buffeted 
and scattered to the four corners of the campus, he 
shuddered and said "Alas, what impiety, what des- 
ecration is this!" I say nothing further concerning 
my exploits Freshman year, since modesty con- 
strains me. Sufl'ice to say that if it hadn't been for 
me it would have gone hard with our class. Duke 
Burbank was not then with us, nor Bill Phillips, nor 
yet had come out from his modest retirement that 
prince of scrappers, our own Daisy Bell. 

During my Sophomore year I still furthered my 
athletic fame. When nineteen-one was ambitious 
in the line of peanut drunks, Gus Shorey and I 
formed the outer guard. Suddenly there came a 
rush— a jug was thrown— and Gus and I were laying 
for game. I downed one with a stroke of my 
strong right arm, while Augustus brandished a club 
and talked loudly of vengeance. Then we held a 
council of war to determine what should be done 
with the captive. Sammy Harris, who was always 
a hasty, blustering youth, wished him to be be- 
headed on the spot, while General Sparks pleaded 
tor leniency and spoke feelingly of the brotherhood 
of man and of Bowdoin students in particular. 
Meanwhile some one had made the novel sugges- 
tion that we find out who our victim was. Imagine 
my consternation when I found that I had nearly 
killed Rumery — a member of my own class of nine- 
teen hundred. 

But. Mr. President, in spite of my pre-eminent 
athletic merits my course has been in one sense 
a disappointment. I am an obscure athlete, and ath- 
letic merely for its own sake. You perhaps have 
often wondered, as you looked at my massive form 
and felt my iron sinews in the combat — you per- 
haps have often wondered that my fame has not 
travelled from sea to sea. The real cause of my 
seeming failure is that I am progressive and bound 
to abandon old-fashioned ideas and antiquated 
models. Not so are the brethren who captain our 
'varsity teams. They say that athletes cannot win 
without training. They rail at cigarette smoking, 
all oblivious to the fact that smoke is used as a pre- 
servant in ordinary commerce. 

You never, Mr. President, saw a smoked ham, 
for instance, that was not tougher and more durable 
than the original article. Secondly, there is nothing 
(so physiologists tell us) so wearing and so baneful 
in its efifects upon the physical system as worriment. 
Before entering upon any important contest it is 
necessary, — aye it is imperative — that the athlete en- 
joy a respite from care. My contention is that the 
time spent under the influence of that blest spirit, 
so worthily esteemed by the wise and so malignly 



66 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



cursed by the ignorant, will result in four-fold vic- 
tories upon the gridiron and the base-ball field. 

These things I feel obliged to say in self-defense, 
for I have been denied entrance into the 'varsity 
games in foot-ball, base-ball, and track-athletics 
merely because I persisted in following my convic- 
tions of right, and fought for my cause with a moral 
courage only equalled by my strength and agility of 
limb. 

Besides myself there are, as I have intimated, 
other athletes in our class who are truly great. 
There is one who is particularly famous, and him 
we call the Duke, after the great Duke of Welling- 
ton. The ladies, who always appreciate manly qual- 
ities, are wont to lionize Duke much as they do 
Hobson; and it often happens that their admiration 
assumes a frenzy and ecstacy which lead them to 
violate the laws of decorum. But all these manifes- 
tations the Duke repels with as much gentleness as 
is consistent with his muscular nature. I might 
speak of Woodbury, the phenomenal ball twirler, 
and Doc. Strout, who is so energetic that the col- 
lege cannot hold him for more than two weeks at 
a time. 

As for myself, Mr. President, I now stand on the 
pinnacle of my ambition. I thank you for this 
beautiful cup and your recognition of my athletic 
merits. The honor and the gift I shall always cher- 
ish as mementoes of this happiest of Ivy days. 

I have endeavored, friends, in my crude and un- 
satisfactory manner, to relate to you those experi- 
ences and facts of our college career which it has 
seemed fitting to mention on this occasion. Let us 
refresh ourselves by laying aside our frivolity, for 
a moment, and let us be serious. 

Classmates, we have now come to the close of 
our Junior year, and our college work is nearly 
completed. As we look back over the history of 
our past we may not be satisfied with our record, 
yet it has been a record of which we need not be 
ashamed. We have always stood for the mainte- 
nance of the integrity of our class and for the honor 
of our college. 

Thus we have walked through the furnace of deep 

tribulation; 
Thus have we roamed in the green fields of joy 
Till ev'ry heart cultivated a friendship's devotion 
Which only death can by silence destroy. 

Men of the class of 1900. you are soon to leave 
us, and we shall miss you. Your record has been 
honorable, and for that we congratulate you. What- 
ever may be your future pursuits, the Class of 1900 
sincerely wish you happiness and prosperity. 

Before closing my part of these Ivy Day exer- 
cises, the class wishes me to bestow, in their behalf. 



a few appropriate gifts upon several of our class- 
mates. 

There are many of those sitting before you to- 
day to whom honor is due, but there are a few men 
of our class whom we wish to especially honor for 
what they are and for what they have done. 

In the preceding account of our class I men- 
tioned the names of a few of our athletes, but I in- 
tentionally omitted the name of one whom I wished 
to honor by some special attention. 

We have in our class an athlete who is not only 
a star, but one who stands pre-eminently above all 
others. His strength is Herculean, yet you would 
not think so to look at him, but I have always 
imagined that his strength, like the strength of Sam- 
son, lies in his hair. He is a fast youth, and he has 
done unheard-of feats, especially in track athletics. 

"Towser" Holmes, it is the unanimous opinion 
of your classmates that you are their best athlete 
and the most worthy of their esteem. 

Mr. Holmes, it gives me great pleasure to pre- 
sent to you this silver cup. We trust that you will 
cherish this gift, and as you look upon it from time 
to time may it inspire you to still greater achieve- 
ments. We also hope that, like the handle of this 
silver cup. you may have a long hold upon your 
athletic ability. 



RESPONSE OF PLUGGER. 
Mr. Edwards said : 
Mr. President and Classmates: 

You can't imagine with how much pride and sat- 
isfaction I receive this little token of your high and 
just appreciation of my plugging abilities. I have 
longed for this hour of glory and fame and at last 
it has come. Can it be true? Class plugger! How 
my heart throbs with pleasure as I hear these words. 
And yet, Mr. President, I deserve this honor. 
Surely no one of my classmates here can begrudge 
me it, or let even a single spark of envy kindle in 
his breast. 

When I entered college, Mr. President, it was 
way back in the fall of '99, and 'twas then that a 
very strange thing happened. President Hyde, in 
some unheard-of way, became informed of my in- 
tentions to enter Bowdoin College, and it was 
through the persuasive influence which he has with 
the Faculty, that I became a member of the glorious 
Class of 1900, in its Sophomore year. 

You see, my intellectual abilities and my mental 
prowess had made a great reputation for me, and I 
was taken into an upper class at once. 

This, Mr. President, is the first time in the his- 
tory of Bowdoin College that a Freshman was ever 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



67 



taken into the Sophomore Class. But why dwell 
upon such trivial affairs. Let us pass to matters 
of deeper consequence. 

Now the wise man hath said, that "A deed well 
begun is half done," and the world acknowledges 
him. So, to-day as I look back on my studious 
career, and then glance into the future, I most cer- 
tainly feel that my life's work is half done. 

But, classmates, we cannot all be thus fortunate, 
and as Dame Fortune has granted me this privi- 
lege alone, let no jealousies kindle among you, but 
follow my illustrious example and nczier ride when 
you are able to walk. 

Mr. President, again allow me to tender you my 
heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for this " Handy 
Helps for Students," and while on my extended tour 
through Greece may I never be obliged to say, "A 
Horse! A Horse! My kingdom for a Horse!" 



RESPONSE OF BACKSLIDER. 
Mr. West said : 
Mr. President, Classmates, and Friends: 

If I were one who did not rise with the lark; 
who went down to breakfast at dinner time; who 
never wrote my themes until the day after they are 
due, and remembered the chapel, to cut it wholly, 
I should think there was a double meaning in this 
gift. But it cannot be, for I am famous for my 
promptness, and my room-mate could tell you that 
many and many a morning, ere the squirrel had 
raised his tuneful matins, or ere the blithe army 
worm had carolled forth a joyous lay in anticipation 
of putting in a day of frolic among the students, I 
have sauntered forth to view the glories of nature, 
and plan how best I could be odds with all the har- 
mony around me. No, indeed, our worthy Presi- 
dent can have reference to none other than my 
moral delinquency. 

It was an ancestor of mine, who heard his com- 
mander say, during a battle of the Revolutionary 
War, "Strike for your country and your homes!" 
My ancestor was a fair-minded gentleman, and as 
he observed a goodly number striking for their 
country, he promptly struck for home. 

It is to him that I owe that quality in rne which 
has brought me to-day to this goal of all ambition, 
a part on the Ivy Day Programme at Bowdoin, 
Little did he think, poor man, that to a descendant 
of his it would fall to rise to such a height of fame 
in a downward career. I confess, it staggers even 
me, sometimes, to think how progressive is my 
retrogression. I have been so straightforward in 
my backwardness that so far from boasting hitherto 



about my achievements, I have observed a becom- 
ing modesty regarding them. 

I fear that few of you besides our keen-eyed 
President will see the point to this presentation. 
Who of you, as you gaze upon my stalwart form, as 
you read the noble expression on my calm, placid, 
"seven-by-nine" countenance and peer through 
these beautiful blue eyes for miles deep down into 
my very heart (as you imagine), who of you, I re- 
peat, would doubt for a moment that a veritable 
angel, or at least a sub-angel stood before you? 
Yet the words of the President, incredible as they 
seein, are as nothing to the awful truths I could 
reveal if I chose. 

" I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word 
Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, 
Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their 

spheres. 
Thy knotted and combined locks to part, 
And each particular hair to stand on end 
I-.ike quills upon the fretful porcupine." 

Once, dear friends, I was all I look. Joyous, 
light-hearted, free from care and the shadow of sin, 
I roved the Elysian fields of Lewiston, a creature 
not of earth, nor of the children of men. Mine 
was the spirit of those fauns of whom we read in 
Hawthorne and the Greek horses. But one day 
this prodigy fell from grace. I whispered in school. 
Made reckless by the awfulness of the deed, and 
feeling forever outlawed from good society, I 
plunged at once upon a downward course which has 
not halted nor varied until the present day. 

I have concealed my depravity under the cloak 
of the Y. M. C. A. Little did Georgie Piper or 
Doc. Strout know that I used to hurry away from 
committee meetings to quaff the sparkling ginger 
ale, or puff the deadly hayseed in the privacy of my 
den. And nobody knows, to this day. just what 
Robinson and I went to Cleveland for — except 
Robinson and myself. 

The very opening days of my college course are 
stained by a monstrous deed. It was then that I 
was out until five o'clock in the morning, carousing 
at our peanut drunk. It was during this year, also, 
that I remarked of myself in my own inimitable 
way, 

"I see the right, and I approve it, too, 
Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue." 

Thus I continued my chosen path of frivolity, 
having the additional pleasure of hoodwinking 
people into thinking I was a Dr. Jekyl, when I was 
in reality a Mr. Hyde. 

The Faculty were so completely "rubbered" 



68 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



that, after a term of shocking Sophomoric misde- 
meanors, they honored me with the good old 
Methodist ritual of probation; and any one of them 
would swear that I did not do a thing out of the 
way until the end of the term. But I did. It was 
I who told Beane he could sing. 

I taught Lewis how not to play tennis. It was 
I who remarked, single-handed and alone, that 
■' summer houses, and some are not, and Prexie's 
won't be any more." That is the worst thing I did 
that year. 

From my brain emanated the fiendish plan of 
making a poor, cowering Freshman repeat Spen- 
cer's famous formula — " Evolution is the integra- 
tion of matter and the concomitant dissipation of 
motion, during which the matter passes from an 
indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, 
coherent hetrogeneity, and during which the re- 
tained motion undergoes a parallel transformation." 

It was I who spilled five hogsheads of melted 
lard on the Art Building steps, evoking by my 
wastefulness the lament of Lord Byron: 
Fair grease! sad relic of departed worth; 
Immortal though nor more, though fallen, great! 

The above is quoted from his famous poem be- 
ginning: 

Whilome in Brunswick town there dwelt a youth. 
Who ne in virtue's ways did take delight; 
But spent his days in riot most uncouth. 
And vexed with mirth the drowsy ear of night. 
Ah me! in sooth he was a shameless wight, 
Sore fond of revel and ungodly glee; 
Childe Harold was he hight; 
And he through Sin's long labyrinth had run. 
Nor made atonement when he did amiss. 

But alas, kind friends, so swift has been my 
downward pace that at last I have come up against 
the bottom with a thump. Now backsliding is a 
passion with me. Alexander's sorrow at having 
made a corner in worlds was mild to the anguish I 
feel at the thought that there are no more moral 
depths for me to explore. Therefore your gift, sir, 
comes most opportunely. 

With these to spur me on, I will arise. My feet 
shall stand on the loftiest mountain peak of moral- 
ity. From there my soul shall rise on the wings 
of the morning into the pure, dazzling zenith of 
goodness. Then there will be free scope for my 
peculiar genius. I shall have the drop on the whole 
situation and wondering mortals shall sing of me, 
"How art thou fallen. Childe Harold, son of the 
morning!" 



RESPONSE OF CRIMINAL. 
Mr. Sparks said : 
Mr President and Classmates: 

While I feel justly proud as well as justly hon- 
ored with this token of your respect, I feel grieved 
that you, Mr. President, should, for the sake of thus 
honoring me, strip these beautiful bracelets from the 
arms of that fair Bath maiden with whom you have 
so often been seen of late. I feel justly proud to 
be linked with that chain-gang of past years. I am 
honored to be associated with Baxter, Hutchins, 
and Veazie. 

It may be of interest to this audience to know 
for what reason I am thus honored, and although 
it may be unpleasant to resurrect the memories of 
the Yagger War after Town and Gown have joined 
so pleasantly in our recent Worcester celebration, 
yet it seems the only thing to do, so I will proceed. 
It was on the eve of the final battle in that famous 
struggle that old Bowdoin, two hundred strong, 
marched down town in a thirst for blood. Through 
the streets of Brunswick we marched arrayed, as 
Louis Norman put it, in our "base-ball suits." 
"Phi Chi" rang out defiantly, and I may add dis- 
cordantly, 

And bad eggs in the moonlight gleamed 
And students roundly swore , 

We're coming Father Despeaux, 
Two hundred students more. 

In front of the post-oilice the opposing host of 
Yaggers was drawn up, strongly re-enforced by the 
"guardians of the peace" and that wise and witty 
editor of the Bath Independent. 

Soon we were surrounded, and the struggle — of 
words — began. From both parties epithets and 
threats flew. In the midst of all this fierce struggle 
not a fist flew. 

In a few moments the student party overwhelmed 
— by words — withdrew to the other side of the 
street to await another onslaught. All but one and 
that one, the gallant general, deserted by his forces, 
heroically held his ground. 

Trained to fighting, as I have always been, and 
not knowing what it is to fear, I picked out the big- 
gest and mouthiest Yagger in the crowd and waded 
into him. I hit him once. He- hit back. With his 
fist? By no means, he knew better for, although 
he weighed 250 pounds and I scarcely 120 pounds, 
he knew what must happen if I hit him a second 
time. No, it was with a club he hit me, and I 
looked to see if I had picked out the right man. 
No, I had not; there he stood in all his glory, big, 
fat and scared, but triumphant in his first arrest, a 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



69 



big, bKie-coated, tinvbuttoned cop. But he was not 
to bear away the prize alone, it was too valuable; 
I paid for those cops. 

When I reached the cellar I was roughly thrust 
into a cell with the remark that I was not "de first 
blokey what had occupied it since Harry Emery 
had been there first." I looked around my new 
quarters and wondered if that was the same blanket 
that Harry had used. 

Soon I heard the patter of childish feet and that 
august tank, the Lord High Beer Taster, entered. 
His Spigotship halted at a safe distance and damned 
me and Bowdoin College in general. 

After wasting much of his foam he became more 
rational and asked me how it happened. His Lank- 
ship explained that he had been in a barber shop 
getting shaved, but as near as I can find out the 
nearest he got to the barber shop was to hide behind 
the pole. 

I was glad when I saw his chubby form pass 
through the door and knew that this world's wonder 
had taken flight to Portland far from his tormentors 
and Bowdoin. 

In spite of his efforts to send me to Thomaston 
with Bacon and Georgie Minard for company, my 
friends bailed me out and I, the General, General 
Sparks, General Frank Sparks, General Frank Mel- 
ville Sparks, was left the only hero of the Yagger 
War and so the criminal of the Class of igoo. 

RESPONSE OF POPULAR MAN. 

IMr. Whitney said ; 
Mr. President and Classmates : 

Ivy Day is essentially the Junior's day. For over 
thirty years it has been the custom for the Junior 
Class at this stage of their career to. celebrate their 
arrival at the threshold of their Senior year — the 
last of four happy, happy years. There is a rule 
also established by custom, that upon Ivy Day one 
member of the class shall be chosen as popular man 
and shall be presented with the wooden spoon, as 
an emblem of the universal esteem in which he is 
held. 

This year our class has chosen me as popular 
man, and in accepting this spoon, the symbol of pop- 
ularity and the token of your ' friendship, I fully 
realize that it is not in my power to express prop- 
erly my feelings of gratitude and appreciation. 
Nothing can give greater satisfaction than to know 
that one has many friends, and to-day, more than 
ever before, I realize how strong are the bonds of 
iriendship which unite us all. 

In every class these ties of friendship are so 
strong that it would be absurd for any one man to 
consider himself the popular man of his class. There 



is no one popular man. We are all popular, some 
in one way, others in another, and I can only re- 
peat what others have said before and say that I 
can not look upon this spoon as my personal prop- 
erty, but as shared by every member of our class, 
and that I consider myself greatly honored by being 
chosen by my fellow-classmates to hold in trust this, 
our common treasure. 

Three years of our college life are nearly com- 
pleted; years which have been not only pleasant 
but profitable, and looking back over these years 
we can justly and proudly say that they have been 
spent without the slightest sign of discord which is 
so apt to arise and thus mar the happiness of col- 
lege life. From the first, our relations with each 
other have been of the pleasantest character and 
friendships have been formed which I trust may 
never be broken. 

To receive the wooden spoon on Ivy Day is 
considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest 
honor that can come to a man during his college 
course, and I can only say that I fully appreciate 
the greatness of this honor which you have bestowed 
upon me, and you may rest assured that from the 
bottom of my heart I sincerely reciprocate your 
feelings. Classmates, one and all, I thank you. 

After these exercises the class marched 
out and planted the ivy by the southwest wall 
of Memorial Hall, singing the following ode 
by Mr. J. P. Webber, the planting performed 
bv the curator, Mr. C. L. Powell. 

Ivy-Day Ode. 
Air — Annie Lisle. 
Alma Mater, for a moment. 

From our gaiety. 
With a calmer thought and sober. 

Turn we unto thee. 
Sweet presage of the future 

Ne'er shall pleasure come, 
But thy sons, with hearts o'erflowing, 
Think again of home. 

Here we plant affection's symbol. 

Oh that it may twine. 
Year by year in folds unceasing. 

Round this hall of thine. 
May these walls brightly gleaming 

In the morning sheen, 
With the mantel of our Ivy 
Vaunt our white and green. 

But perchance beset by hardship, 

Fades this slip and falls. 
And its tendrils never clamber 

Over Bowdoin walls. 



70 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



Then, Mother, in affection 

'Tis thou art enshrined. 
Still around thee dearest mem'ries 

Are for aye entwined. 

Thtis passed another Ivy Day with the 
impressive ceremony of the Senior's Last 
Chapel, witnessed by the usual large crowd. 
In the evening the Ivy Hop was held in the 
Memorial Hall and until an early hour disci- 
ples of Terpsichore made proud their god- 
dess. The patronesses were Mrs. Hyde, 
Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Mitchell, 
Mrs. Houghton, Mrs. Woodruff, Mrs. 
Ilutchins, Mrs. MacDonald, Mrs. Whittier, 
Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Moody, Mrs. Files. Mr. 
Spear, assisted by Mr. Gould and Mr. Ed- 
wards, managed the hop most admirably for 
the class. 

The following order was danced through 

after an excellent concert : 

Waltz Auf Wiedersehn. 

Two Step Charlatan. 

Waltz Sorosis. 

Two Step At a Georgia Camp-meeting. 

Portland Fancy Cupids. 

Two Step Uncle Rube's Jubilee. 

W'altz Donaurverbehen. 

Two Step Stars and Stripes Forever. 

Waltz Ma Belle Advice. 

Two Step Ideal. 

Waltz Bowdoin Waltzes. 

Intermission and Supper. 

Two Step My Ann Eliza. 

Waltz Bobbie. 

Two Step Boston Tea Party. 

Waltz Artist's Life. 

Schottische. .You'll Get All That's Coming to You. 

Two Step Bride Elect. 

Waltz Don't Be Cross. 

Two Step Whistling Rufus. 

Waltz My Estelle. 

Two Step Night Off. 

Waltz My Lady Love. 

The floor was ably managed, and with 
the music, weather, and the sentiment of the 
occasion one of the happiest of ivies glided 
into the past. 



CALENDAR. 

MoND.\Y TO Friday, June 12-16. — Examina- 
tions. 

Sunday, June 18. — Baccalaureate Sermon. 
Monday, June 19. — Junior Prize Declamation. 



Bowdoin plays University of Toronto at Bruns- 
wick. 

Tuesday, June 20. — Class Day. 

Wednesday, June 21. — Graduation Exercises 
of the Medical School. 

Thursday, June 22. — Commencement Day. 

.Annual Meeting of the Alumni. 

Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24. — En- 
trance Examinations. 



NOTICES. 

Commencement Week. 

Sunday, June 18 — The Baccalaureate Sermon by 
the President in the Congregational Church at 
4 P.M. 

Monday, June 19 — The Junior Prize Declamation 
in Memorial Hall at 8 p.m. 

Tuesday, June 20 — The Class-Day Exercises of 
the Graduating Class in Memorial Hall at 10 a.m., 
and under the Thorndike Oak at 3 p.m. Promenade 
Concert in the evening. 

Wednesday, June 21 — The Graduating Exercises 
of the Medical School of Maine in Memorial Hall 
at g a.m. The annual address will De delivered by 
Hon. Andrew P. Wiswell of Ellsworth. 

The annual meeting of the Maine Historical So- 
ciety, Cleaveland Lecture Room at 2 p.m. 

The annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa Fra- 
ternity in Adams Hall at 4 p.m. 

The reception by the President and Mrs. Hyde 
in Memorial Hall from 8 to 10 p.m. 

Thursday, June 22 — The annual meeting of the 
Alumni Association in Memorial Hall at 9 A. M. 

The Commencement Exercises in the Congrega- 
tional Church at 10.30 a.m., followed by Commence- 
ment Dinner in the Gymnasium. 

Friday, June 2;} — The Examination of Candidates 
for admission to the College, at Cleaveland Lecture 
Room, Massachusetts Hall, at 8.30 a.m. 

Honorary Appointments at Commencement, 





Class of 


1899. 






Chaniberl 


ain. 




Briggs. 






Nason. 


Dana. 






Pattee. 


Hadlock. 






Topliff. 


Hall. 






Varney. 


Hayden. 






Webster. 


Kaharl. 






Wignott. 


Moulton. 






Woodbury. 


Marsh. 








L. L. Cleaves. 






Philoon. 


Fogg. 






Rollins. 


Leavitt. 






Sinkinson. 


L. P. Libby. 






W. H. Smith 


Neagle. 






Sturgis. 


Nelson. 






Thompson. 



BOWDOIN OKIENT. 



71 



COLLEGE NEWS. 



Ives. '98, attended the Ivy Hop. 

Sills, '01, has captured the Greek prize. 

Seniors are enjoying a short vacation this week. 

V^eazie, '99, sails this week for a summer tour 
through England, France and Germany. 

Chamberlain, '99, was called home suddenly this 
week by the death of his parent, who is a graduate 
of Bowdoin back in '68. 

On Thursday morning of last week the base-ball 
team met at Webber's studio to be photographed 
and to elect the captain for next year. Captain 
Bacon was re-elected. 

The following members of the Class of 1900 are 
eligible to the Deutscher Verein next term: Brag- 
don, Clarke, Colesworthy, Holmes, McCormick, 
Palmer, Pearson, Robinson, Svackpole, Webber, 
West and Whitney. 

Randall, 1901, will be President of the Reading- 
Room Association next year with Randall, 1900, 
vice-president. F. H. Cowan, iQOi, will manage the 
reading-room. He has already entered upon his 
duties. The election of officers took place last 
week in Memorial Hall. 

The members of the glee and mandolin guitar 
clubs held a meeting on Monday in front of Memo- 
rial Hall and elected officers for the next college 
year as follows: Chapman, 1900, manager; Willard, 
1900, leader of the glee; Cobb, 1900, leader of the 
mandolin-guitar club. The elections were by accla- 
mation. 

Fred J. Crolius of Dartmouth will coach the 
eleven next fall. He coricluded preliminary ar- 
rangements with Manager Spear this week. Crolius 
will be graduated from Dartmouth this summer. 
He has been one of the best halfbacks the college 
has had; his style of playing is almost identical with 
that of Dibblee of Harvard, and he has all the Har- 
vard man's coolness and directing ability. Crolius 
was captain of the Dartmouth eleven last fall. 



flTliLETlCS. 

Bowdoin id, Bates i. 
Bates was easy May 30th, at Lewiston. She was 
never in it, her only run coming when Pulsifer lost 
the ball in a ditch. Deane made a phenomenal 
stop. Hoyt played a good game at short, and Wig- 
nott got five hits. 



BOWDOIN. 

R IB PO A E 

Greenlaw, 1 i i 2 o o 

Wignott, c 3 5 7 I o 

Clarke, m ' i 2 i o o 

Hoyt, s 2 2 o 5 o 

Traynor, r 2 o o o o 

Haskell, 2 o 2 4 4 2 

Pratt, I o 2 12 o o 

Harkins, 3 o i o 3 i 

Libby, p i i i 2 i 

Totals 10 16 27 15 4 

BATES. 

R IB PO A E 

Deane, s o o i 2 o 

Quinn, 2 o o i 4 o 

Pulsifer, c i 2 3 2 o 

Putnam, 1 o i 2 o o 

Lowe, I o I 13 o I 

Daicey, 3 o o o o 

Clason, m i i o 

Smith, 2 o 2 3 o o 

Hussey, p o o o 5 o 

Totals '. I 7 24 13 I 

Bates 7, Bowdoin 4. 

Bowdoin played her usual Ivy Day game. 

Bates got ten hits, while Bowdoin could get but 

three. Bowdoin's fielding was wretched, Wignott 

and Traynor being the only ones to put up a good 
game. Attendance, 400. 
The score: 

BATES. 

AB R BH PO A E 

Deane, ss 5 i 2 o 2 o 

Quinn, 2b 4 I o 2 2 3 

Pulsifer, p 4 2 i 2 4 o 

Putnam, ib 5 2 2 10 o o 

Purinton, c 5 o i 4 i I 

Daicey, 3b 5 o i 3 i 

E. F. Clason, ni 4 o o o o o 

Smith, If 5 I 2 3 o I 

S. Clason, rf 4 o i 3 o 

Totals 41 7 10 27 10 5 

BOWDOIN. 

AB R BH PO A E 

Greenlaw, If 2 i o o o o 

Wignott, c 5 o o 4 2 o 

Clarke, m, ss 5 i o 3 o i 

Hoyt, ss, rf 4 o I l 2 2 

Pratt, p, lb 2 I o 5 3 I 

Haskell, 2b 3 o i i 3 2 

Traynor, rf 3 o o 2 o o 

Harkins, 3b 4 o o 2 i i- 

Libby, lb, p 4 i I 9 2 l 

Totals 32 4 3 27 13 8 

Innings 123456789 

Bates I o i i 2 o 2 o o — 7 

Bowdoin o o I o o o i 2 o — 4 

Bases stolen — Greenlaw 4, Wignott, Clarke, 
Traynor, Quinn, Pulsifer, Putnam, Daicey, Smith. 



72 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Bases on called balls— by Libby. Quinn, E. F. Cla- 
son; by Pulsifcr, Greenlaw 2, Pratt 2, Haskell 2. 
Hit by pitched ball— by Pratt, Pulsifer; by Pulsifer, 
Greenlaw. Struck out— by Pratt, E. F. Clason; by 
Libby, Purinton: by Pulsifer, Wignott, Haskell, 
Harkins. Hits made— off Pratt 4, off Libby 6. 
Innings pitched— by Pratt 4. Sacrifice hit— Tray- 
nor. Time of game — 2 hours 15 minutes. Umpire 
— Carpenter. 

BowDOiN 3, Brunswick o. 
The Bowdoin-Brunswick game was the best of 
the year. Pratt pitched a beautiful game, and was 
well supported. Cushman was wild. But Bowdoin 
could not hit him. Attendance, 250. 
The score: 

BOWDOIN. 

BH PO A E 

Clarke, m 2 i i o 

Wignott. c o 3 o o 

Hoyt, ss o I 2 I 

Traynor, r o 2 o o 

Pratt, p o o 3 o 

Haskell, 2 o 3 4 i 

Harkins, 3 o 2 i o 

Greenlaw, 1 o 4 o o 

Libby, i i " ° ° 

Totals 3 27 II 2 

BRUNSWICK, 

BH PO A E 

Forsaith, r o i o o 

Bryant, m o o o o 

Toothakcr, i i u o i 

Pulsifer, 2 i 2 2 2 

Palmer, 1 2 2 o o 

Edgar, c i 6 i o 

Kiltedder, s o i 4 o 

Pottle, 3 o o o I 

Cushman, p o i 6 o 

Totals 5 24 13 4 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin o o o o i i o 1 —3 

Runs made— by Clarke, Harkins. Greenlaw. Two- 
base hit— Libbv. Stolen bases— Wignott, Palmer, 
Base on balls— by Cushman 7. Struck out— by 
Pratt 3, by Cushman 5. Double play — Cushman, 
Edgar and Toothaker. Hit by pitched ball— Tray- 
nor, Greenlaw. Wild pitch — Cushman. Passed 
ball— Edgar. Umpire— Bacon. Time— ih. 30m. 

Bowdoin 4, Tufts 3. 
Bowdoin defeated Tufts at Brunswick, June 3d, 
in an interesting game. Wignott. Hoyt, Harkins 
and Libby played a good game for Bowdoin, and 
'Kelley, Corridan and Hazelton for Tufts. 

The score: ' 

BOWDOIN. 

R IB PO A E 

Greenlaw, 1 i o o o o 

Wignott, c o o 5 2 o 

Clarke, m i o 3 o i 

Hoyt, s o I I 5 o 

Pratt, p I o o 4 



Haskell, 2 I i 4 3 i 

Trainor. r o r I o o 

Harkins. 3 o 2 i o o 

Libby, i o i 12 i 

Totals 4 6 27 15 2 

TUFTS. 

R IB PO A E 

Bean, m o o 3 o o 

Lawton, 1 i i 2 o o 

Corridan, s I 2 O o I 

Kelley, c o I 4 2 c 

Hazelton, i o o 11 o 

Leahy, 2 i i 3 2 i 

Williams, r o o o o o 

Curran, p o o o 5 o 

Chase, 3 o i i 3 2 

Totals 3 6 24 12 4 

COLBY-BOWDOIN FRESHMAN MEET. 
Waterville, June 7, 1899. 

100-yard Dash — I, Furbish, B.; 2, Hunt, B.; 3, 
Dearborn, C. Time, 104-5 sec. 

220-i'ard Dash — Hunt, B.: Furbish, B.; Rock- 
wood, C. Time 24 2-5 sec. 

440-yard Run — Hayes, B.; Rockwood, C.; Fur- 
bish, B. Time 57 3-5 sec. 

Half-mile Run — Furbish, B.; Rockwood, C; 
Sinkinson, B. Time, 2.27I. 

Mile Run — Sinkinson, B.; Haggerty, C. ; Dudley. 
C. Time, 5.26 2-5. 

120-yard Hurdles — Hunt, B.; Crawshaw, C; 
Dearborn, C. Time, 19 2-5 sec. 

220-yard Hurdles — Hunt, B.; Crawshaw, C. ; 
Sinkinson, B. Time, .28 2-5 sec. 

Throwing Hammer — B. Hamilton, B.; Hunt, 
B.; J. Hamilton, B. Distance, 84 ft. 6i in. 

Pole Vault — Crawshaw, C. : Sinkinson, B.; 
Walker, B.; Hunt, B. : B. Hamilton, B.,— tied for 
second; J. Hamilton, B. Height, 8 ft. 

Running Broad Jump — Hunt, B.; B. Hamilton, 
B.; J. Hamilton, B. Distance, 19 ft. 5 in. 

Running High Jump — Hayes, B.; B. Hamilton, 
B., — tied for first; Dearborn, C. Height, 5 ft. I2 in. 

Throwing Discus — Hunt, B.; Thyng, C. ; Craw- 
shaw, C, Distance, 78 ft. 6 in. 

Final score — Bowdoin 79, Colby 29. 

The tennis tournament, held with the University 
of Vermont; resulted rather unsatisfactorily in a 
score of ten to ten. The following was the score: 

R. L. Dana, H. F. Dana, W. S. M. Kelley and 
Came. 

The score: 

R. Dana beat Bigelow, 4-6, 9-7, 3-6, 8-6, 6-4. 

Kirkpatrick U of V., beat Kelley, 6-1, 6-0, 6-2. 

Lawrence, U. of V., beat Came, 1-6, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 

9-7- 

Tuesday afternoon: 

H. Dana beat Kellogg, U. of V., 1-6, g-7, 7-5. 
6-1. 

Lavvrence and Kirkpatrick, U. of V., beat Came 
and Kelley, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. 

Wednesday morning: 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



73 



R. Dana beat Kirkpatrick, 4-6, 8-6, 3-6, TS, 6-3. 

Came beat Kellogg, 9-7, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3. 

Lawrence, U. of V., beat Kelley, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. 

Bigelow, U. of v., beat H. Dana, 6-4, 6-3, j-T, 
8-6. 

Wednesday afternoon: 

Dana and Dana, Bowdoin. beat Lawrence and 
Kirkpatrick, U. of V., 6-4, 3-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. 

Came and Kelley beat Lawrence and Kirkpat- 
rick. 6-3, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. 

Thursday morning: 

H. Dana beat Kirkpatrick. 2-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4. 

Kellogg beat Kelley, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. 

Bigelow beat Came, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. 

R. Dana beat Lawrence, 2-6, 6-1, S-l< 6-3, 6-3. 

Thursday afternoon: 

Bigelow beat Kelley, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. 

R. Dana beat Kellogg, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4. 

Kirkpatrick beat Came, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4. 

H. Dana beat Lawrence, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 8-6. 

Bigelow and Kellogg beat Dana and Dana, 6-3, 
4-6, d-},, 6-3. 

Final score, Bowdoin 10. U. of V. 10. 

The Intercollegiate tournament held at Bowdoin 
developed some very good playing. Summerbell of 
Bates took the singles after a hard struggle with 
Dana. Dana and Dana, however, took the dotibles 
and won the cup for good. Dana was second in 
singles, and Summerbell and Willis of Bates second 
in doubles. The following is the score: 

H. F. Dana, Bowdoin, beat Lawrence, Colby, 
6-3. 6-4, 7-5- 

Summerbell, Bates, beat Woodman, Colby, 8-6, 
&-Z, 6-2. 

Willis, Bates, beat H. F. Dana, Bowdoin, 6-3, 
6-3, 6-3. 

Summerbell, Bates, beat R. L. Dana, Bowdoin, 
8-6, 7-5, 1-6, 2-6, 6-4. 

First and second places in singles — Summerbell 
first, R. L. Dana second. 

Doubles. 

Summerbell and Willis, Bates, beat Came and 
Kelley, Bowdoin, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0. 

Dana and Dana, Bowdoin, beat Woodman and 
Lawrence, Colby, 6-4. 6-4, 6-1. 

Dana and Dana, Bowdoin, beat Summerbell and 
Willis, Bates, 3-6, 10-8, 6-3, 7-5. 

By this victory Bowdoin has won the double 
cup for good. 



The Christian Association wishes to congratu- 
late its seven men who "made" Deutscher Verein 
this year, also the six of its members who took a 
prominent part on Ivy Day. It is very gratifying 
to see the members taking important positions in 
the college life, since this is the most ready way in 
which to adapt the Association to the needs of the 
college. 

It is expected that a delegation of six men will 



represent the Association at Northfield this year. 
The "Northfield fund" is growing well, thanks to 
both Faculty and students. 

The last regular meeting of the term was led by 
Russell, 1900, who spoke of the work done this year 
and urged the fellows to try to aid in religious 
work, wherever they might be in the summer, and 
then come back in the fall with a determined pur- 
pose to labor for a spiritual awakening in the col- 
lege which we all love so well. 

Another year of college life has closed, and now 
as we are to separate for the summer we may well 
look back and consider some important steps which 
the Association has taken this year and realize the 
bearing which those steps have on our next year's 
work. Probably the most important event has 
been joining the Intercollegiate Movement. This 
means the brotherhood of all the associations of the 
country and should stir us to more active effort in 
order that we may be abreast of the best and most 
progr(;ssive Christian organizations. The daily 
Bible readings this year have been exceptionally 
helpful and should be continued in the fall. New 
Bible study classes and a missionary class will be 
organized, and a vigorous campaign for new stu- 
dents will be carried on. New singing books will 
be another feature, as well as some excellent Sun- 
day speakers who have already been engaged. The 
outlook now is prosperous, and we hope and pray 
for success the coming year. Should this article 
perchance fall into the hands of any student who 
will come to Bowdoin for the first time next fall, 
let him realize that the Christian Association is 
planning for his welfare and is desirous of helping 
liim develop, his spiritual nature while he may be 
laboring more strictly for the mental growth. 



PERSONflLS. 

'26. — Isaac McLellan, of Greenpoint, L. I., the 
poet sportsman, who is in his 94th year, fell down a 
flight of stairs at his home and received injuries 
which may result in his death. He is the author of 
many poems on field sports, most of which appear 
in his book, " Poems of the Rod and Gun," pub- 
lished in 1886. 

'51. — The Rev. William Scott Southgate, for 
thirty years rector of St. Anne's Protestant Epis- 
copal Church, Annapolis, Md., died May 21, 1899, 
of diabetes. One of Dr. Southgate's daughters is 
the wife of Engineer A. V. Zane of the navy. One 
daughter is the wife of the Rev. Mr. Gray, and 
another the wife of Prof. E. D. Pusey of St. John's 
College. 



74 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



H. '6i. — Josiah B. Webb, who died in Portland, 
May 20, 1899, after a brief illness, aged seventy- 
three years, was one of the best known business 
men connected with the canned goods industry in 
this country. He was one of the pioneers, and 
travelled since the early sixties many times across 
the continent in connection with the business. Mr. 
Webb was the founder of the old Gorham Academy 
and, early in his career, was its principal. He was 
at one time commissioner of schools for Cumber- 
land County. Mr. Webb was a self-educated man, 
and Bowdoin conferred the degree of A.M. upon 
him, although he never entered the college. He 
leaves a wife and one son, Mr. Horace F. Webb. 

■66._Dr. Frederick Henry Gerrish has lately 
issued a text-book on anatomy in the American 
Text-Book series, which is said to be destined to be 
the standard for American schools. 

'84.— Rev. Charles C. Torrey has just been 
chosen to the Taylor professorship at Andover 
Theological Seminary. Mr. Torrey is the son of 
Rev. Joseph Torrey. D.D., formerly pastor of the 
First Parish Congregational Church, Portland, and 
graduated from Yarmouth High School with the 
Class of '80. 

'90 and '91. — Mervyn Ap Rice has removed from 
Rockland to New York City, where he has formed 
a law and real estate partnership with William 
Wingatc Hubbard, a Bangor boy who has been in 
New York for a few years. Mr. Rice is a mem- 
ber of the Knox County Bar, a graduate of this 
college in the Class of '91, and is a young man of 
brilliant attainments. He had for some time con- 
templated this New York connection, and indeed 
had about concluded arrangements when the out- 
break of war a year ago led him to give up all pro- 
fessional and business matters and cast his lot with 
Rockland's military company, with which he had 
been connected for some time, holding a lieuten- 
ant's commission. Mr. Rice served through the 
war with distinction, receiving an appointment as 
acting regimental quartermaster, a position in which 
he made a great record, the government retaining 
him in office until all the aflfairs of the regiment 
had been wound up. he being the last to receive his 
muster-out papers. Mr. Rice's capacity in this de- 
partment won him the high commendations of his 
superior officers, and he was warmly urged to adopt 
the army as a profession, influential friends engag- 
ing to procure him a commission in the regular 
army. But he preferred to take up the plans that 
the war had interrupted. Mr. Hubbard is a Bow- 
doin '90 man, and the partnership will be an ex- 
ceedingly congenial one. The friends of Mr. Rice 
will regret his removal from Rockland, where he 



has always been a prominent figure in professional 
and social circles. His family will remain at Rock- 
land for awhile. 

95. — A. A. Badger has assumed duties as super- 
intendent of schools in the district of Walpole and 
Medfield, Mass. He will receive a salary of $1,500. 

'97. — Stephen Osgood Andros, who has been 
traveling on the Pacific slope as tutor, has returned 
to Ohio, and writes that he expects to take a course 
of civil engineering at the University of Michigan 
this fall. 

Ex-'97. — Benjamin Fitz, of Colorado University, 
is at present studying for the degree of Ph.D. 
preparatory to his entrance into the ministry of the 
Episcopal church. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

H.^LL OF Theta of Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
June 12, 1899. 
U'ltcrcas. We have learned with profound sorrow 
of the death of Brother Charles Edwin Chamber- 
lain of the Class of 1868, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we mourn the loss of a true and 
loyal Deke, whose life has been an honor to the 
fraternity. 

Resok'cd, That we extend to the bereaved family 
and especially to his son, our brother of the Class 
of '99, our heartfelt sympathy. 

Resolved, That as an outward token of our be- 
reavement, our badges be draped for thirty days. 
Arthur W. Strout, 1900, 
E. BiRNEY Stackpole, igoo, 
Austin P. Larrabee, 1901, 

Committee for the Chapter. 



Logic in Love. 
A little maid, sun-browned and fair, 

With chestnut hair, 
I met one day upon the shore; 

And what is more. 
While we were sitting on the sand, 

I took her hand, 
And, rascal that I was, I kissed her! — 

My little sister. 

Next day I saw another maid 

Beneath the shade 
Of a blue parasol alone. 

So to atone 
For yesterday, I just breathed low 

A word or so. 
She, blushingly, said, "I'll be your sister!" 

So I kissed her. 

—Wesleyan Lit. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

^'^ COnnENCEHENT NUMBER. ^^ 



Vol. XXIX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JULY 6, 1899. 



No. 9. 



BOWDOTN ORIENT. 

> EVERY THURSDAY DURING THE ( 
YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OP 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babe, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

IsLAY F. McCoRMiCK, 1900, Business Manager. 
Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Harry C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 

Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. " 
Charles E. Bellatty. 

Per annum, in advance, $2.00. 

Single Copies, ■ 10 Cents. 

Extra copies can be obtained at the bookstores or on appUca- 
tioii to the Business Manager. 

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



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



CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX.,' No. 9.— July fi, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 75 

Notices TO 

Commencement Exercises: 

Baccalaureate Sermon 77 

Junior Prize Speaking 80 

'99's Class Day 81 

Medical School Graduation 94 

Commencement Week 94 

Athletics • .... 98 

With last Monday's victory over the Uni- 
versity of Toronto ended a' season in base-ball 
which is far from satisfactory to the team and 
college. Not for a moment do we intend to 
hatch up excuses for our defeats, — an unfair 
umpire here, or a hostile audience there — no, 
indeed, we have been defeated too often for 
our comfort, but we admit that we lost either 
by the superior playing of opponents or, as 



on Ivy Day, by our own inferior and ragged 
work. The only intention held here is to 
briefly glance back to the beginning, and, 
perchance, lay bare a grain of truth for the 
benefit of future seasons. 

A precedent as established last year in 
IMassachusetts — not a defeat in that state — 
cannot be lived up to a following year by any 
college in existence. It would be folly for 
any one to fancy that such a list of victories 
and such a streak of luck could befall anv 
team l^it once in a great while. This year 
our record is just opposite, — not a victory in 
Massachusetts, but that is no reason to be 
ashamed ; we cannot expect more than a few 
of the games there, and because we were 
strong enough to win more than a few last 
}x-ar, is it surprising that another year we 
should win less than a few? One year the 
fluctuations rise unusually high and another 
unusually low, just like a wave of great height 
pitches down to a deeper trough than a lower 
wave. 

This hardy old Pine Tree State does not 
melt to the winning graces of Spring until 
long after Massachusetts has succumbed and 
acknowledged her reign; it is impossible to 
grind out any team work here at Bowdoin 
until after the first few games, and as the first 
few games are generally out of state games, 
w here the season permits teams to be fully 
developed, while ours scarcely is picked, we 
must admit that this lateness of the season is 
a powerful factor against success in the early 
games. 

The place where fate has played us a sorry 
trick is in the injury of the captain, which 
removed him from the field for all the season. 
The demoralization of this last is very far- 



76 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



reaching and its effect can be traced even to 
tlie very end of the last game. No matter 
how suitable a man acts as captain, he is not 
the captain ; it is a sort of influence which is 
only present in a captain so chosen by the col- 
lege that can restrain and calm a team and 
hold it together as we would have it. 

These few citations are not excuses, but 
truly barriers most potent, which have ob- 
structed our way to success. Just as true as 
we ought sot to have expected so' much as 
last year, so we should not expect so little 
next year as this. Our team has been a rep- 
resentative team, and its defeats have been 
the college's defeats. No one is to blame, the 
backing of the college has been most exem- 
plary and the management has been above 
criticism. We have had more defeats than 
victories in base-ball ; and why say more ? 
Let it go, meet it face to face, and wipe it out 
next year. 

The seal which has adorned the cover of 
this publication for the past eight numbers 
will give way once more to the old seal. The 
Orient has taken no part in the discussions 
over the college seal, since it is not in its field, 
but it simply plans to utilize whatever seal 
may be officially chosen as a part of the design 
of the cover. 



The recent theft of a number of coins from 
the Art Building is a subject which, it seems 
to us, had better be dropped forever now that 
the culprit has been captured. The quick- 
ness with which action was taken, the thief 
captured and the coins recovered, should only 
insure anyone contemplating loans of any sort 
to the Art Building that the college is fully 
able to keep all such collections intact from 
the hands of thieves, or from anything that 
will impair their value whatsoever. 



A large and promising class has graduated 
from college this year, and all who are 
acquainted with its members cannot help but 
feel that there is much of real value there. All 
the important professions will be represented 
I 



by this class, as well as various kinds of bus- 
iness and other human activities. The tools 
with which the class is furnished will be of 
inestimable value if rightly used ; for college 
graduates are no better than other people, and 
their success depends primarily on their own 
efforts, with a great advantage afforded by 
the discipline of a college course. They have 
spent four years in mental training which 
others have spent directly to the work of get- 
ting a livelihood, and thus the great advantage 
of a college course suffers some compensating 
losses. The college graduates must step 
down from Senior dignity and that sort of 
thing to humble themselves and hustle, often 
to be under the supervision of and inferior to 
those who have not more than a common 
school experience, but, while they may be 
lower upon the ladder, for the time being, if 
they will throw aside pride and step upon the 
lowest round, soon shall their strength ac- 
quired at college enable them to outstrip 
many, who at first were their superiors. 

The Class of 'qg leaves a big hole in the 
student life here, and it seems a very hard per- 
formance to fill it up so that our old level will 
be maintained ; we also respect that class and 
hold deep feelings of friendship for them, but 
we must not selfishly wish them back and 
detain them from the world where college 
men are most needed ; rather let us wish them 
the best of success, a speedy acquirement of 
their chosen work, and a never dying love for 
their Alma Mater. 



NOTICES. 

Commencement Orients may be obtained by 
addressing the business editor at Boothbay Harbor. 

Bugle communications should be addressed to 
that publication at Brunswick. 

Exchanges, and communications, otherwise than 
business, for the Orient, should be addressed to 
the editor at Brunswick. 



"Fll bet I don"t get called up for cutting 
this lecture," said Punster, as he took his 
knife and extracted three pages from his 
friend's printed notes. — Harvard Lanipoou. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



77 



COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES. 



BACCALAUREATE SERMON, 

By Rev. William De Witt Hyde, D.D., 
President of Bowdoin College. 

Delivered before the Class of '99, at the 
Congregational Church, Brunswick, Me., 
June 18, 1899. 

For unto every one that hath shall be given, 
and he shall have abundance; but from him that 
hath not. even that which he hath shall be taken 
away. — Matt. 25, 29. 

That sounds hard; but it is no harder than life. 
Just as underneath the verdure and foliage of the 
mountain, you find rock; and if you go far enough 
back of the rock in time, or deep enough under- 
neath it in space, you find fire; so underneath all 
experience lies the great ledge of law; and if you 
searcli deep or look far beneath and behind law, 
you find flaming and remorseless penalty. Of all 
the laws that underlie this life of ours, there is none 
more sweeping and inexorable than this which 
gives abundantly to him that hath, and strips 
relentlessly him that hath not. We give it differ- 
ent names as it crops out in different spheres; call- 
ing it in mathematics, geometrical progression; in 
biology, natural selection; in psychology, apper- 
ception; but in all spheres and under all names it 
does its sure and silent work of separating the fit 
from the unfit, the strong from the weak, the sur- 
vivors from those that perish. A man might as 
well try to lift himself by his boot-straps, or jump 
out of his skin, as think to escape the infallible 
reward it gives to his every worthy deed and effort, 
or the swift annihilation with which it smites all 
his pretense, and vice, and inefficiency. 

Let us first watch its working in one or two 
obvious familiar spheres; and then, having learned 
to detect its presence there, I shall ask you to trace 
its operation in the deeper realms of the spirit. 

It is the obvious law of study. The man who 
learns the elements of a subject, the grammar of a 
language, the technical terms and methods of a 
science, can go on and master the higher problems 
in that subject. No one else can. To the one man, 
everything he has learned is constantly throwing 
light on what he has to learn. On the other man. 
the things he failed to learn revenge themselves by 
casting a cloud of impenetrable mystery around 
everything else he tries to learn. And in a broader 
way the working of the law is still more manifest. 
A lawyer told me the other day of a will case he 
had won after a three weeks contest. The chil- 
dren had tried to break a father's will, because he 
had bestowed his property elsewhere. Local sym- 
pathy was in great measure with them. Some 
hundred and forty witnesses were examined on the 
question of the testator's mental capacity. This 
lawyer said his side won the case, by lifting it up 
out of the petty personal and local detail, and out 
of the technicalities of law by dwelling on the 
dignity and honor of old age, and showing that the 
right to dispose of property up to the very last, is 
essential to the protection of the aged against the 
neglect and abuse of mercenary and ungrateful 



children. Now a man who has simply had two or 
three years in an office, or even in a law school, 
could examine witnesses and bring out the facts. 
But to see the deeper meaning of the evidence, to 
give the facts their setting in the widest human 
relationships; to lift the details up onto the high 
plane of universal and eternal truth and hold them 
there until the case is won, — that is the work of 
men of large and liberal training; men. who in early 
life have read De Senectute and King Lear. The 
things you learn in college, taken by themselves, 
are not of so much account. For the most part 
they are speedily forgotten. Few graduates, or 
even professors, could pass their college examina- 
tions over again; and not every one by any means 
could fulfill the requirements for admission. 

The average man when he graduates from col- 
lege cannot read an ancient nor speak a modern 
language. He cannot rely upon the accuracy of 
his mathematical computations. He cannot put 
his physics or chemistry to any practical use. He 
cannot write an article which any editor will pub- 
lish, nor make a speech which any audience will 
want to hear. He is not an authority on business 
or politics; his philosophy is a haze and his creed 
a confusion. Yet he has lost none of the time he 
has spent in the study of these things, provided he 
has studied them faithfully. If he has not yet mas- 
tered any one of these things, he has acquired the 
power to master them. A college diploma is not 
actual intellectual merchandise. It is not even legal 
tender which you can exchange at once for the 
merchandise you want. It is a long bond, of which 
the coupons will be cashed only at the bank of 
continuous intellectual industry. The college 
course remains with the graduate chiefly in his 
capacity for study and power to learn; in the light 
it throws on present problems; in the firmer grasp 
he has on his business or profession; in the broader 
outlook he enjoys on political and social life. 
Because he has'hi's college studies, science and lit- 
erature and art and history and philosophy are at 
his service to give him the things he wants to 
know. 

Have you found God. not as a theory, but as 
the guiding and ruling principle of conduct, the 
faithful and final Center of confidence and peace? 
If you have found him in this real, practical sense 
of the word, I am sure he did not come to you all 
at once. If you have not found him. I warn you 
that you never will unless you bestir yourselves, 
and prepare the chambers of your soul for his 
reception. For there is one thing which you must 
have first, before you can see God. That pre- 
requisite to finding and knowing God, is very 
simple but very fundamental. We all have it, as 
part of our birthright, though by neglect or per- 
version, we inay easily corrupt and destroy it. 
That prerequisite of God's presence is the raw 
material of the spiritual life, the stuff_ religion is 
made of. Do you know what that is? It isn't 
metaphysics: though as you all are aware that is a 
most interesting subject, and most fundamental to 
clear thinking in every other sphere. It isn't sweet, 
mystical emotion, though that is well enough in its 
way. No. It is something which the plain man 
can understand as well as the scholar; something 
that comes as natural to man as to woman; some- 
thing which the little child often knows and feels 
more keenly than us all. 



78 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



The raw material of the religious life is the dis- 
tinction between right and wrong. He that hath 
that, has the stuff to make a religion out of. He 
that hath not this distinction, sharp and clear, and 
bright, and sensitive, hath not the elements of the 
religious life. Be true to that distinction; follow 
its leadings, accept its conclusions, and you are 
drawn by the inevitable logic of life into the pres- 
ence of the living God. Lose it, let it grow dim, 
and dull, and blunt; and not all the evidences of 
all the apologists can make for you even the exist- 
ence of a God a credible hypothesis. For to him 
that hath the moral insight, religious faith shall be 
given; from him that hath not the moral purpose, 
the religious assurance that he seemeth to have 
shall be taken away. 

Let us try to follow this logic of the moral life, 
and see how the purpose to do right widens into 
the presence and deepens into the peace of God; 
how the absence of that purpose narrows the soul 
and hardens the heart, until the barren negations 
of a cold and cheerless atheism are all the poor 
shrivelled soul and hollow heart can hold. 

The recognition of the distinction between right 
and wrong is not in itself religion; it is, as I have 
said, the stuff religion is made of. Just as linen is 
the stuff your handkerchief is made of; but does 
not become the handkerchief, until it is worked 
over by the machinery of the linen mill, and the 
hand of the seamstress; so while right and wrong 
are the facts the religious life is made of, they do 
not become religious until they are given their 
spiritual interpretation by the mind and heart of the 
man who experiences them. Right and wrong are 
relations. When I do right, I acknowledge that 
there is a system of relations in which other beings 
as well as myself are included; and I take my place 
as a member of that system of relations. This 
system of relations is not of my own making; it is 
often not exactly to my individual liking. There 
it is, however; and every right act of mine is a 
recognition of its presence, and a fitting of myself 
into it. In every right act I become a part of an 
order of beings, a member of a system of relations 
greater than myself. Thus every right act is an 
enlargement of myself; a saying to something 
higher and worthier than myself, " Not my will, 
but thine be done." What we shall call this larger 
sphere, what name we shall give to this something 
which we address in every act of righteousness, 
need not concern us at present. That there is 
something greater and higher than ourselves which 
we recognize, and address, and obey, in every act 
of conscious and deliberate rectitvide, that is the 
implication of the fact of right. 

Every wrong act. on the contrary, is an attempt 
to deny that there is any system of relations larger 
and worthier than myself. Wrong is not altogether 
successful in this denial, especially at first. For in 
the form of remorse, shame, condemnation, the 
violated order is still present with us to avenge its 
disregarded claims. Yet persistence in wrong- 
doing succeeds in stifling and deadening the remon- 
strances of this larger sphere of relations which we 
have violated; until at last the hardened heart 
scarce hears the condemning voice, and is left 
almost alone in waywardness. In so far, then, as 
wronp is successful and complete, it shuts a man 
into his own selfish will, as the only spiritual reality 



which he recognizes. All things and all persons 
and all claims --jtside himself are treated not as 
real and valid and equal or superior to the self, but 
as mere means to be disregarded and denied and 
trampled on at the dictates of selfish interest or 
wanton inclination. To such a person, faith in a 
spiritual God is absolutely impossible. He hasn't 
the material to construct such a belief out of. Such 
a man may have a sneaking" dread of a great 
avenger, and cringing fear of what this avenger may 
do to him in the hereafter. But that is mythology 
and superstition; not rational religion, or spir- 
itual faith. This man has refused to recognize and 
respect the elements out of which a spiritual faith 
must be developed; and consecjuently he finds him- 
self without a God; or rather, what is worse, with 
a magnified image of his own hardness and cruelty, 
and malignity set up on the throne of his con- 
science, which was meant for the true God of good- 
ness and love to occupy. 

Let us now return to the man who does right. 
We left this man conscious of a system of relations 
of which he is a part; a member of a spiritual 
order, larger, higher, worthier than himself. Is 
such recognition of a system of relations, such par- 
ticipation in a spiritual order, equivalent to faith 
in God' It is the chief element in such a faith. 
For what is selfhood, or personality as we know it 
in ourselves? Is it not the power to reduce a man- 
ifold of impressions to the unity of a single order; 
and to subordinate a multitude of clashing im- 
pulses to the unity of a cherished purpose? Hence 
the vmified system of relation and the comprehen- 
sive moral purpose which all experience of right 
conduct brings home to us, is the manifestation in 
the world without of those very principles of self- 
consciousness and self-determination which Consti- 
tute the personality of the self within. Hence 
doing right is knowi_ng God. For it is recognizing 
a thought and will, like our own, but vaster, higher, 
and holier. The man of the pure heart sees God; 
for he sees and serves an order and a will like the 
order and will which organizes his own petty world 
of appetites and desires into a system; but as much 
more glorious and grand than the order and will 
within him as the movements of stars and planets, 
the rise and fall of nations, the development and 
overthrow of institutions, are more grand and glo- 
rious than the petty passions that agitate his indi- 
vidual frame. 

So much is sure and incontrovertible. If by 
belief in God you mean that we are enveloped by 
a universal system of reason, and vipheld by an 
absolute order of righteousness, then the existence 
of God is evidenced in every true thought you 
think, and every right act you perform. And every 
true and righteous man may be as sure of God's 
existence as he is of his own. 

Furthermore, this kernel of faith, hard and cold 
as it seems when taken by itself, if cast into the 
warm, rich soil of an earnest moral life, begins to 
swell and sprout, and take on more vital and attract- 
ive forms. 

The man who is faithful to the right, soon finds 
his sense of right developing into a sense of the 
eood. Right is formal; good is substantial. A 
conscientious regard for what is right is the first 
stage of the spiritual life. A loving devotion to 
what is good is the second stage. Every growing 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



79 



soul conies to do things less and less from a con- 
scientious regard for what is right, and more and 
more from a loving devotion to what is good. The 
best work in the world is not done on the first and 
lowest plane, of conscientious fidelity to the right. 
Mothers don't watch over and nurse and rear their 
children at the dictates of conscientious scruples. 
Patriots as a rule do not enlist in the service of their 
country, or die in her behalf at the dictates of their 
consciences. The mother's love draws her toward 
the child's good; the patriot's love impels him 
toward his country's welfare. Right is the root; 
but good is the blossom of the spiritual life. When 
you have worked up through conscientious fidelity 
to the right, to warm appreciation of the good, then 
you begin to reap the rewards and benefits, the 
comforts and consolations of the spiritual life. He 
that does the right comes to see the good; and 
he who sees the good, finds God and blessedness. 

To do right out of a tender and loving regard 
for the persons who are affected by your action; 
so to live that no man may be the poorer, no 
woman may be the sadder, no child may be more 
wretched for aught that you have done or left 
undone; so to live that through your words and 
deeds, men may see the truth, and enjoy the beau- 
tiful, and reverence the pure, and honor the noble, 
and possess the means of material and social sat- 
isfaction; that is to share the life and love and 
blessedness of God. For whoever lives this life, 
not from mere constraint of duty, but from love of 
those his life afifects, soon discovers that in that 
life of love he is not alone. The satisfaction and 
the joy of it attest the fact that this is the life he 
was meant to live by the Father in whose image he 
is made; and he knows every word and deed of 
such a life is well-pleasing in his Heavenly Father's 
sight. 

Such a life brings him into close and constant 
fellowship with Christ; for to fight the wrongs, 
correct the abuses, and comfort the sorrows of the 
oppressed; and to minister to the gladness and 
peace and blessedness of the pure and true and 
gentle, was ever the meat and drink of Jesus; — the 
point of contact wherein he became conscious of 
his oneness with his Father, and with his fellow- 
men. Thus the person who has grown up through 
faithful doing of the right into loving devotion to 
the good, finds every place a holy place, every bush 
upon the roadside ablaze with God, every circum- 
stance where duty can be done, and good can be 
accomplished, a gateway to Heaven, a passage lead- 
ing to the throne of the Most High. He sees God, 
because his heart is pure; he hath abundant com- 
mimion with him, because he hath some measure 
of that participation in his holy purposes wherein 
alone true spiritual communion is to be found. 

The lesson I would impress upon you to-day is 
simply this, — that as long as you lack the earnest 
moral and spiritual purpose to do the right and serve 
the good, as the right and the good present them- 
selves to you in your daily lives, you never can 
expect to have credible evidence of the being of 
God; still less to share the inspiration and conso- 
lation such a conviction can impart. For belief in 
God is something no logician can argue into you; 
no apologist can prove; any more than by arguing 
the logician can satisfy your hunger if you have no 
food, or the apologist can assuage your thirst if 



you refuse to drink the water that he ofi^ers. The 
bread and the water of the spiritual life are the 
doing of one's duty, and the service of our fellows; 
and he that lacketh these fundamental elements can 
never have the life of fellowship with God, of which 
ihey are the indispensable constituents. 

Faith in a living God, in other words, must be 
wrought out of our own moral and spiritual expe- 
rience. The man who gains it in that way, by doing 
his work as a member of a great spiritual order, 
and serving his fellow-men as members of the same 
great kingdom of which he is himself a part, comes 
to know God with the same certainty that the fish 
knows the water, the bird the air, or any living 
being the environment in which it lives and moves 
and has its being. Live and move in the conscious 
and practical recognition of the holy Will that in- 
cludes every right act of yours, and rebukes every 
wrong act; and you cannot long remain unaware 
of the divine presence. Serve a good that is as 
real in your neighbor as in yourself, and infinitely 
transcends you both, and out of your service will 
be developed the glad and glorious assurance that 
the universe is a place where good can be and ought 
to be the aim of every will that inhabits it; and is 
the final purpose of its beneficent Creator. 

Doubt in our day has had man}' a defamer, and 
many a eulogist. The eulogies and the defama- 
tions are often equally wide of the mark. We must 
discriminate two kinds of doubt; the passive and 
the active. Passive doubt is weak and contempti- 
ble. It folds its listless hands, sits idly down, and 
waits for some evidence or other to come along 
and prove to it the existence of a God and the 
probability of a hereafter. It is high time to tell 
all such passive doubters in plain terms: There is 
no God who will ever deign to disclose himself to 
lazy souls like you. No Heaven-bound chariot will 
ever stop by the wayside to pick up such worthless 
tramps. To the man who has no moral earnestness 
within him, there is no possible means of ever dis- 
covering a God without; to a man who has no 
spiritual life in his own soul, there is no place where 
eternal life is gratuitously dispensed. This lazy 
doubt which boasts its own emptiness, and expects 
to be fed like a tramp on the crumbs of other 
people's faith, has had much more respectable 
treatment in these days than it deserves. The 
sooner we drive these spiritual tramps from our 
doorsteps, and starve them into honest seekers 
after moral and spiritual work, the better it will be 
for them. To those who have nothing, nothing 
shall be given. To those who lack the moral pur- 
pose no spiritual faith is possible. 

The other and nobler sort of doubt is worthy of 
all encouragement. To those who are working 
hard to do the right, and make the world the better 
for their presence, let us be quick to say; You are 
already in the kingdom of Heaven, though perhaps 
you know it not. You are a child of God, for yoti 
could not live and work as you do, unless there 
were within you a latent consciousness that the 
spiritual world is one, that good is its aim, and 
that the source of its oneness and its goodness is 
akin to the reason and righteousness that strug- 
gles for expression in your own moral and spirit- 
ual life. You have the elements of spiritual faith 
and life. You have in your own souls the stuff 
that faith in God is made of. Hold it fast, cling 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



lo it, however small and faint and feeble it may be. 
I'or he that hath the least genuine particle ol the 
moral and spiritual purpose, is thereby a sharer in 
the eternal life of the Almighty and Everlasting 
Father, in whose moral and spiritual image all 
souls who do the right and love the good are 
begotten. For unto every one that hath the moral 
purpose, shall be given the spiritual life, and he 
shall have abundance of the peace and blessedness 
of God. 

Members of the Graduating Class: You came 
to college with a clear-cut creed. I don't say you 
all believed it. Some of you had already begun to 
doubt it; some had denied it outright. But whether 
as a thing to believe, or to doubt, or to deny, you 
had it in your mind. This creed included a date 
for the creation of the earth out of nothing, and a 
date for the creation of Adam out of the dust of 
the earth, and for the creation of Eve out of the 
lib of a man. This creed included the time and 
place and circumstance at which the law of God 
was given to man; when and where and by whom 
the Bible was composed. It told precisely what we 
have got to believe, and precisely what will happen 
lo us if we dare to doubt it. It told precisely what 
plan of salvation was resolved on in the counsels 
of the Almighty; and predicted with accuracy on 
what terms the affairs of the universe are to be 
wound up. 

This clear-cut creed has gone. The college has 
taken it away. We have all had our share in it; 
and presumably those studies which continue the 
tradition of Socrates and Descartes, and Kant, have 
been the chief offenders in thus ruthlessly taking 
from you the creed with which you came. That 
creed you never can regain. The college couldn't 
give it back to you, if it would; and it wouldn't if 
it could. There is no place where you can find it, 
or any thing like it, this side of Rome. The little 
that you had is taken from you; for it was all hear- 
say and tradition. Of real inwrought conviction, 
based on experience and insight, you had practi- 
cally nothing. Therefore it was that the creed that 
you seemed to have could be taken from you so 
easily. 

What then has the college given you in place 
of this creed which it has taken away? Very little; 
but that little, vital. Not a tree, but a seed. Not 
a system, but a principle. You have learned the 
ereatness of nature, and the universality of its laws. 
You have learned the dignity of man at his best, 
and the .glory of service and sacrifice. You have 
learned that nature is the expression of a single 
rational process; that humanity is the offspring of 
one reasonable and righteous Will. You know 
that there are two ways of life. One that is narrow, 
petty, personal, base, sensual, selfish: and that in a 
life like that you part company with what is most 
rational in nature, what is most noble in humanity, 
;md therefore with what is most divine in God, 
their common source. You know that there is 
another way of life, which rules passion as gravita- 
tion rules the courses of the stars: which faces 
resDOnsibility as serenely and smilinely as the 
violets spring up to meet the sun in IVIay: which 
does its work as thoroushly and solidly as "The 
.Qiant aa:es heave the hill, and break the shore"; 
which feels for human sorrow as tenderly as the 
mother for her bruised and bleeding child. Such 

I 



a life is the reproduction and incarnation of the 
life of God. He who knows that life, knows God. 
He who loves that life, loves God. He who lives 
that life is a partaker of the divine nature. 

That you have. And as the seed contains in 
germ the recapitulation of all the generations of 
trees that have gone before, and the germ of the 
forests that are to be, so he who has this principle 
of a life conformed to nature and devoted to 
humanity, has within himself the sum and sub- 
stance of all that is essential in the creeds that have 
been handed down from the past; and the spring 
and motive of all the noble faiths that shall be 
developed in the future. For he that hath rever- 
ence and love for the natural and social order, hath 
the two essential points of contact and communion 
with the living God. 

Out of that all else will come. Live that life 
in earnestness and sinceritj', and you will not be 
long in recognizing as your Master in that way of 
living the serene and steadfast Nazarene, who 
taught the lessons of the sparrows and the lilies, 
from the secret temptations of the wilderness to 
the public condemnation and crucifixion at his 
nation's capital, and all the way made his life a 
continual sacrifice and service to God and his fel- 
low-men. You will find the Bible the one great 
book for inspiration in the living of this blessed 
life: and therein you will have the all-sufficient and 
only satisfactory evidence that it is itself inspired. 
You will find the church the great historic institu- 
tion for keeping' alive the traditions of this noble 
living: and you will rejoice to be bound through 
it to the goodly fellowship of the brave and noble 
souls of all lands and ages. You will find this life 
of loving service so precious a possession, that you 
will come to know that as between this and the 
stuff the rocks and stars are made of, they are the 
chaff for the flames, and the life you and your fel- 
low-Christians have learned to live is the wheat for 
the eternal garner. 

Cling then to the large, pure, noble life for 
which this Christian college stands: and for every 
untenable and unwarranted theological assumption 
the college has been compelled to take from you, 
vou shall have restored a hundred-fold the grow- 
ing, deepening conviction, that over and through 
the order of nature and the struggle of humanity 
there is one God blessed forever; a historic Christ, 
who is the revealer in human experience and 
through human suffering of the love that is the 
nsture of God: a holy Catholic church of which 
a'1 the meek and the pure and merciful and peace- 
?ble are members: a sacred scripture whose inspi- 
ration is attested in the life which it inspires; an 
immortnlitv which is assured bv the fitness of the 
soiritual life to survive the wreck of matter and the 
shock of M'orlds. 



JUNIOR PRIZE SPEAKING. 
The Jtinior Prize Speaking of 1900 was 
held in Memorial Hall, Monday evening, 
June 19th, before a large and appreciative 
audience. The Bowdoin Orchestra furnished 
music of the usual high order, and the selec- 
tions without exception were well delivered. 
The programme was as follows : 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



81 



Music. 
Danserous Legislation. — McDowell. 

Fred U. Ward. 
Imperialism. — Schurz. *Albro L. Burnell. 

Eulogy on Garfield. — Curtis. 

*Harry O. Bacon. 
The Triumphs of Peace and War. — Chapin. 

Frederick C. Lee. 
Music. 
A Ride Through the Valley of Death.— King. 

Islay F. McCormick. 
The Southern Negro. — Grady. 

*Percy A. Babb. 
Address to the First Pennsylvania Regiment. — 
Chaplain. *Harry C. McCarty. 

Meagher's Defense. — Meagher. 

Henry A. Shorey, Jr. 
Music. 
A Public Trust.— McKinley. 

Frank M. Sparks. 
The Death Penalty. — Hugo. 

*Robert F. Chapman. 
The General's Client. — Anon. 

Joseph W. Whitney. 
An E.xtract from Evangeline. — Longfellow. 

James P. Webber. 
Music. 
Announcement of Judges' Decision. 
*Excused. 

The first prize was awarded to Frederick 
Lee and the second to Joseph Whitney. 

The committee was Percy Andrews Babb, 
chairman, Joseph Walker Whitney, Albro 
Leonard Bitrnell. 



'99's CLASS DAY. 
Class Officers. 
President — Harry Benton Neagle. 
Marshal — Willard True Libby. 
Committee — Wilhs Bean Moulton, chair- 
man ; Francis Wayland Briggs, .Wallace 
Humphrey White, Jr. 

Morning Exercises. 
Tuesday, June 20th, was observed by '99 
as her Class Day. The morning was most 
fair and pleasant, and the speaking was of an 
unusual high order. The campus was in 
splendid condition and dotted here and there 
with knots of guests and friends as the class 
gathered about the steps of Memorial Hall. 
Promptly at 10 o'clock the vSalem Cadet 
Orchestra started one of its splendid marches, 
and the class, under the marshalship of W. T. 
Libby, marched onto the stage, where the fol- 
lowing interesting programme was enjoyed 
by the large audience. President White pre- 
siding : 

Music 
Prayer. Carl Vose Woodbury. 

Oration. Loton Drew Jennings. 



Poem. 

Opening Address 
History. 
Prophecy. 
Closing .Address. 



Arthur Huntington Nason. 
Music 

Francis Lewis Lavertu. 

Harold Fessenden Dana. 

Ray Leon Marston. 

Fred Raymond Marsh. 



CLASS DAY ORATION. 

THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF 

AMERICAN ORATORY. 

By L. U. Jennings. 

The last century of American history may be 
characterized in general, as one of advancement. 
We see it, not only in our material environment, 
but also in our moral and intellectual conditions. 
Within the short space of one hundred years we 
have perfected a government on entirely new lines. 
American industries have grown until they stand 
side by side with those of the great powers of the 
globe. Science and Mechanics, with all their mar- 
velous inventions, have no cause to be ashamed of 
their growth within our borders. Socially, morally, 
and intellectually we have taken our place among 
countries whose age is measured by centuries in- 
stead of years. 

As a consequence of this progress it would seem 
necessary to follow that the demands made upon 
eloquence to-day are the most imperative of all his- 
tory. Yet the fact remains that oratory has been 
fast approaching a cold recital of facts. We no 
longer hear those daring flights of the imagination. 
Our ears are dulled to those sublime utterances of 
patriotism. The orator has cast from his thought 
the adorned sentence, the flowery figure, and the 
classical allusion. 

Yes, it is surely true that the oratory of forty 
years ago is vastly different from that of to-day. 
Yet, as already shown, this decline is not due to the 
fact that men are less intellectual, for they are more 
so, but rather because oratory is the child of con- 
ditions. It mirrors the age in which it is produced. 

Let us turn, then, to the past and notice the 
influence of the early orators and the conditions 
then favorable to eloquence. The first and most 
important fact which we notice is this, — that as the' 
great themes running through our history rise 
liigher and higher in, public interest, we see oratory 
soaring in its sublimest flights to meet these condi- 
tions. In our divided, disorganized colonies this 
one predominating theme was at first the purely 
economic question of taxation. Bvit this was soon 
overshadowed by a still greater two-fold problem; 
whether, on the one hand, they should stay by Eng- 
land, and undergo her misgovernment, her indig- 
nities, her cruelties, or whether, on the other, they 
should cut loose and break a ''thousand ties of kin- 
dred blood, of social alliance, and ancestral pride." 

To cause these people to thrill with a desire with 
a national life, to awaken the inherent Anglo-Saxon 
desire for freedom, to picture the magnificence of 
their future and the evils of their dependence on a 
foreign king, was the work therefore of the early 
orators. 

The whole question, then, was purely one of 
sentiment. It was a chance to display all that is 
"daring, touching, indignant, and overwhelming 



82 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



iu eloquence." And to meet the exigencies of this 
occasion there arose one of the grandest groups of 
pureiy emotional orators that the world has ever 
seen. Back of them was the strong conviction of a 
righteous cause, kindled by the hres of freedom. 
Their words fairly burned upon tlieir indignant lips 
and sank deep down into the hearts of their hearers. 
They were carried to the firesides. They were 
thought over and discussed in the fields. Their 
influence permeated even the remotest hamlets. 

Measured by results these sublime utterances of 
patriotism accomplished one of the grandest deeds 
of all history. And it is but just that the names 
James Otis, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, Josiah 
Quincy, John Adams, and Richard Henry Lee 
should adorn and embellish the pages of history as 
the "erectors of our magnificent fabric of freedom!" 

At the bar the same spirit predominated. 
Throughout this entire period the names of the 
great lawyers and the leading statesmen were 
synonymous terms. It was but natural, then, that 
trials were mere forensic contests in which, statutes 
and precedents were thrown to the four winds and 
in which advantage was generally to him who could 
muster the greatest oratorical power. 

Again the same characteristic pushed its way 
into the pulpit. The religious life of the colonial 
days was harsh and dogmatic. Fear was used as a 
motive to spur men on to righteous deeds. Heaven, 
Flell, and even God himself were painted in such 
vivid and concrete terms that shudders of fear and 
remorse swept through the congregation when they 
were even mentioned. 

We have now seen how colonial oratory is 
remarkable as a whole on account of the emotional 
aspect of its themes. On political issues, we have 
seen how all these diversified opinions were finally 
worked into a unity and how independence resulted. 
In the next, or transitional period, we shall see that 
this revolutionary spirit was not buried with its 
issues. Periodically it came to the surface in the 
form of state-rights. The individual hated to be 
subjected to the rule of the universal. The state 
would not wear the fetters of union. The republic 
was not of sufficient strength to overcome the indi- 
vidual desire. This was a question of rights retained 
and rights surrendered, dealing with political econ- 
omy and constitutional interpretation, but the old 
faiths and prejudices still lingered, as is shown m 
the utterances of such men as John Randolph, 
Henry Clay, and John C. Calhoun. 

From this same problem of state rights grew 
one of the greatest questions that have stirred the 
hearts of men. It was not only a question of jus- 
tice and mercy, but it was inseparably linked with 
our Union's life. It went even farther than the 
revolutionarv issue, for in the one case there was 
everything to win and nothing to lose and m the 
other there was everything to lose and nothing to 
win. Not only did it involve the problems already 
mentioned, but another even greater— the success or 
failure of republican government. 

Is it remarkable, then, that the heart of the 
nation was touched? Is it to be wondered at that 
the time when "Webster arose 'mid death-like 
silence to deliver his remarkable reply to Hayne" 
is regarded as the most memorable and momentous 
moment of all history? , , , 

Yet. for all the greatness of the theme, the elo- 

l 



quence of the period met it; not, however, with the 
emotional oratory of the Revolution, but with a 
style which combined eloquence and reason in their 
{ true proportions. The great undercurrents of 
I learning and culture with all their manifold attri- 
butes were beginning to have their influence. The 
formative period was beginning to give way to the 
reformative, the constructive to the reconstructive. 

The high marks attained by eloquence in this 
period, however, were not due wholly to the great- 
ness of the theme. The training in oratory which 
had been going on in the lyceum, in the public 
schools, in our universities and colleges could not 
be without results. As we look at the efforts of 
Wendell Phillips, Edward Everett. Charles Sumner, 
and Sargent S. Prentiss on national issues; on the 
speeches of Pinkney and Choate at the bar; on the 
sermons of Beecher in the pulpit, we are reminded 
more strongly than ever, that "as a man soweth so 
shall he reap." 

Yes. this was the highest point of American 
speech. The tide which had been half a century in 
rising had reached its flood, but an ebb was soon to 
follow. The age of gold was about to give way to 
that of bronze. True, its influence lasted for a time, 
but when once for all the red flag ceased to be 
waved, when men saw that in union there was 
strength, a reconstructive period followed. Such 
stirring themes as those of the Civil War and the 
Revolution gave way to systems of finance and gen- 
eral economics. A general decline of interest in 
oratorical culture was the result. 

Let us inquire, then, more minutely into the 
causes of this decline, and penetrate, if possible, the 
mists of the future. 

First and foremost is the decline of great 
national themes which has already, I believe, re- 
ceived sufficient notice; but there are other causes. 

The use of parties has materially lessened the 
power of the political orator. Men are no longer, 
as formerly, determined by the merits of the issue. 
To-day the orator may paint pictures that wovild 
draw the perspiration from the brows of his audi- 
ence. He may bring them to tears or to laughter. 
Yes. he may even convince them. Yet so great is 
the pow'er of "Bosses," so potent the fear of 
constituents, that when the final test comes, party is 
placed before conviction, political allegiance before 
Iionor. A Webster, a Clay or a Calhoun would be 
as impossible in these days of party subserviency as 
.in Everett or a Curtis in the turbulent times of the 
Revolution. 

Perhaps, even more powerful than the rise of 
parties has been the influence of the newspaper and 
of more widely diffused learning and culture. Peo- 
ole of to-day are more capable of comprehending 
logical subtleties, better prepared to control their 
emotions. 

Then. too. that calm, calculating, commercial 
spirit which pervades the age has been potent in 
usurpine the orators wand. Men. to-day. are too 
wrapped up in commerce to heed the orator's cry. 
Business is so carried on that attention to details is 
the corner-stone of success. We see this spirit car- 
ried not only to our halls of legislation, but also to 
the bar and even the pulpit. Eloquence in details 
is as impossible as sober speech in times of revolu- 
tion. 

At the bar this decline has been due not only to 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



83 



these general causes already cited, but also to the 
accumulation of precedents and the perfection of 
statutes. Cases to-day are decided according to 
justice instead of upon those broader lines of com- 
mon-sense that characterized the early times. 
Judges are now interpreters of the law and not leg- 
islators. 

In the pulpit again concrete themes have been 
superseded by abstract speculations. We no longer 
as formerly see the foundations of religion in such 
vivid and clear-cut forms. Again, amid the attract- 
ive lines of scholarly preparation, bewildering in 
their number and brilliancy, the theologian has 
completelj' neglected the most essential part, — the 
art of the successful communication. 

But this fault is not confined alone within the 
pulpit. Men everywhere seem to have ceased to 
realize that the natural in expression as in any other 
art can be attained only by diligent application. 
The spirit has pervaded our institutions of learning, 
and we have seen young men sent out from our 
colleges and universities, from our law schools and 
theological seminaries wholly incapable of express- 
ing the vast knowledge which they have attained. 
Dumb learning is next to useless, and just so long 
as this lack exists the influence of the college man 
in the professions where speech is a factor will 
continue to decline. His less learned brother who 
is eloquent is sure to outstrip him in the race for 
fame. 

So much then for the past and present. Let us 
now turn to the future and notice, if possible, how 
far conditions will be favorable to eloquence. 

The first and most important characteristic 
which we notice is the prospect of more stirring 
themes. There is beginning to be a sort of a heroic 
temper in the times. The problem of Spain's fallen 
empire, the turbulent times which are probable in 
Europe, and the possibility of our becoming an 
active factor in the world's afifairs, all remind us 
that the age of peace has not yet arrived. 

Again, if one looks closely he may see signs of 
a renewed interest in our national life. There is a 
tendency on the part of a higher class of individ- 
uals to enter into our public afifairs. With this 
there is coming a decline of party feeling. Men 
are beginning to see that there is a point where 
party rule becomes party tyranny; that the slave 
who sticks by party through right or wrong is as 
much an object of scorn and contempt as the man 
who anywhere plunges himself into voluntary serf- 
dom! and that independence in party is as com- 
mendable as independence in the world at large. 

The printing-oress, learning, and culture will, of 
course, materially affect future eloquence. We 
shall probably never again hear those impassioned 
floods, but reason is of sterner stufT than emotion. 
The ornate sentence must also go, but modern 
advancement with all its great field of illustrations 
will furnish a splendid substitute. Again the clas- 
sical allusion has become obsolete, but the growth 
of religious learning will twice over fill its place in 
that book of books, the Bible. 

Finally, the commercial spirit is going. Indus- 
tries concentrated in trusts and large comnanies 
will soon settle down in permanent form, and with 
ihis will come a revival of interest in public affairs. 
"Men will then realize that there is something higher 
than mere subjective interest; that there are national 



needs as well as individual desires. When once 
this comes there can be only one result — a general 
revival of the arts. 

Our universities and colleges, the foretellers of 
future conditions, have already caught the spirit of 
the "returning light." Intercollegiate debates are 
being arranged in the East, interstate oratorical 
contests in the West. The old debating societies 
are once more "turning the keys in the rusty 
locks," and even the high school is catching the 
once buried spirit. And is it not fitting that this 
should be the case? The college man has back of 
him the learning of centuries, and as soon as he 
becomes eloquent, the fall of the demagogue, of the 
half-inade lawyer, and the pseudo-minister is as- 
sured. 

In conclusion, then, let those of us who intend 
to be lawyers, theologians, statesmen, or who 
intend anywhere to address large bodies of listeners, 
bear in mind that the effect and range of a mental 
projectile varies as the force which sends it; that 
oratory will never reach that point where a cold 
recital of facts will suffice; that just so long as one 
mind is superior to another, just so long as the 
human heart is swayed by justice, patriotism, and 
religion, just so long as there is a chance to en- 
lighten, calm, and to arouse, oratory will continue 
to exist and flourish. And I believe that in the 
future as in the past the man who holds great 
influence will be he who is able not only to instruct 
but also to persuade, for — 

"True expression, like the unchanging sun, 
" Clears and improves whate'er it shines upon. 
It gilds all objects, but it alters none." 



CLASS DAY POEM. 

THE KNIGHTS OF ROSENSTEIN. 
By a. H. Nason. 

With dimpling pennons and dancing plumes, 

From Rosenstein they ride away; 
The glimmering sunlight glints and glooms; 

Their eager horses prance and neigh. 

The rattling draw-bridge outward falls. 
The ponderous gates are open thrown. 

And the princes leave their ancient halls 
For knightly quest in lands unknown. 

The Queen, aloft in her window high, 

Gazed forth and waved them a fond farewell; 

And a glistening mist bedimmed her eye 

But she smiled through the tear-drops as they 
fell. 

And turned to her maid in waiting sweet, 

The fairest flower in Rosenstein: 
" Many a danger they ride to meet 

Who seek thy favor, O Princess mine. 

"Each have I given a mystic ring 
Quaintly carved from the fairy gold. 

Set with the stone which the delvers bring 
Deep from the heart of the darkling mold. 

"Wishes many each stone shall give. 
If rightly chosen the wishes be; 



84 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



Brighter ever the light shall live 
In the stone that is used worthily. 

"But ah! if the wisher shall choose awrong, 
The rosy light ol the stone shall dim, 

And the mystic power for right so strong 
The bitterest curse shall prove to him. 

"Where lies their path no man may know." 
But up through the treetops, as she spoke. 

From the winding roadway far below 
Gladly, gayly, a carol broke: 

"Ho! for a life of glory and might. 

Shock of battle and siege of town. 
Sack of city and seething fight. 

Pillage and plunder and war's renown! 

"Thus will I win me wealth and fame; 

Honors and power shall all be mine; 
And many a maiden her love shall name 

For brave Prince Konrad of Rosenstein. 

" Home will I come like a crowned king 

Victor of many a foughten field. 
Many a land with my name shall ring. 

Many a vassal allegiance yield. 

"Then, on thy hand, my princess fair. 

Clear as the stars a gem shall shine; 
Jewels shall gleam in thy. lustrous hair; 

Thou and thy beauty shall all be mine." 

Rosamond answered nor smile nor frown. 

Then from the valley a new song came. 
And the maiden listened with eyes cast down. 

Softly murmuring Bertrand's name. 

" Ho! for the sword that is trusty and true. 

Cleaving through helmet and shattering shield. 
Ho! for the hand that is daring to do. 

Steady to parry and mighty to wield. 

" Sweetheart, oh teach me to battle aright. 

Faithful and valiant forever to be; 
Wavering never though fearful the fight. 

Loyal to honor and loyal to thee. 

" Guide thou my lance through the battle's wild 
strife. 

Fix thou my purpose, my pathway assign. 
Thine is mj^ service, my honor, my life; 

All my heart's treasure forever is thine!" 

The orincely halls of Rosenstein are decked 

For festival. From all the realm there throng 

The great and noble, mightiest of the land. 

Rulers of church and state whose names resound 

Afar and near: the wise philosophers; 

The grave and reverend doctors of the law; 

Tlic scientists, deep learned in the lore 

Of nature; poets whose inspiring song 

Turns all men's hearts to love the pure and good. 

White-robed resplendent there amid her court. 
The frracious Queen her welcome gives to all. 
Receives their homage, and to each assigns 
His rank and station as his worth deserves. 
But most of all, she craves for tidings true 



Of her fair sons gone forth on knightly quest. 
And now she hears of Konrad, how he fought 
'Gainst heathen foe and reared a haughty throne 
Where myriad servile slaves in suppliance bend. 
And how he gathered riches to himself, 
Grinding the poor that he might be more grand, 
And ruling those wild realms with iron law 
While all men praised his power and his might 
And marvelled at the ring he ever wore, 
A burning rose-stone set with fairy gold 
By which, 'twas said, he swayed an evil power. 
Of Bertrand, hears she naught. But one from far 
Tells of a stranger who m time of plague 
Wrought wondrous cures through magic of a ring; 
But when they strove to thank him, he was gone. 
.Another tells her how two mighty kings 
Went forth to war, and would have drenched their 

lands 
In human blood, had not a stranger prince 
Prevailed on them their quarrel to adjust 
And sealed their compact with a signet ring 
Set with a stone of wondrous rosy hue 
Like to the sky atinge with sunset light. 
But none knew whence he came nor how he went. 
And then a third his tale relates in turn: 
How one with such a ring, while journeying 
Through lands laid waste by bloody border war, 
Beheld a band of plundering soldiery 
Tossing amid their swords a helpless babe — 
Its mother lying dead beneath their feet; 
How with his jewelled hand he seized the child. 
Smiting the ruffiians for their cruelty, 
y\nd how he took the babe and cared for it 
With tender art, till, at a cloistered town. 
He left it with the abbess and her nuns. 
At this, the Queen and all were deeply moved. 
While Rosamond, at her feet, wept silently 
And smiled and wept again. But while they spoke. 
Sudden a mighty tumult at the door 
With flourishing of trumpets and of drums 
Announced the coming of some royal guest. 
And loudly cried the herald through the hall; 
'Ho! Room for Konrad, Prince of Rosenstein!" 
Attended by a glittering retinue 

Prince Konrad came, resplendent 'mongst them all 
For costly gems, the spoil of cruel wars. 
Before him throu.gh the hall his squire strode 
Bearing his banner blazed in quaint design, 
A rosebud blooming from a ragged rock. 
Four pafres bore his armour, and behind 
An hundred knights, a brilliant body-guard 
Brought up the rear. Then what a cheer arose 
From all around in welcome of the Prince! 
.And first he sought the Oueen and bending low 
Her fair hand kissed in filial homage due; 
Then rising cried: "I come to claim my own; 
.Sweet Rosamond, thy beauty now is mine!" 
He strove to clasp her, but she cried, "Forbear! 
Where is the ring thy mother gave to thee?" 
"The ring? I cast it by: its rosy light 
Hnd faded quite awav. But what of that? 
T have an hundred rings for thy dear hand." 
Pie answered scoffingly. 

But from the throng 
Tn nilqrim's carb a stalwart stranger stepped 
And fronted Konrad with a gesture stern. 
"Who art thou?" muttered Konrad. At the word 
Thp robe fell back, and there before them stood 
A knight in shining steel; upon his crest 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



85 



A rosebud bloomed; and on his dexter hand 

Held high aloft, setting the hall aflame 

With ruddy light, a rose-stone glimmered there 

Set all in fairy gold. And at the sight 

A cry of "Bertrand!" thundered from the crowd. 

Then rose the Queen in stately majesty 

And, with a radiant smile, in Bertrand's hand 

She placed the hand of beauteous Rosamond, 

While cheer on cheer resounded to the dome. 



This is the legend of Rosenstein. 

Its spirit lives in our midst to-day, 
Though Queen majestic and Maid divine 

With the storied age have passed away. 

Yet ours for aye is the song I bring: 
Character, noble and true and high. 

Cannot be won if the mystic ring 

Of Knowledge fades as the years go by. 

Pomp and power and wealth and fame. 
The Princess careth for none of these. 

Haughty or humble, 'tis still the same; 
Only the light of the stone she sees. 

Only the gleam of the rosy stone 

Kept aglow by unselfish deeds; 
Deeds of love, which shall make our own 

Human sorrows and human needs. 

O Alma Mater, thy jewel's sheen 

Is ours to guard through storm and shine. 
For, Bowdoin Beata, thou art our Queen, 

And we are the Knights of Rosenstein. 



AFTERNOON EXERCISES. 

Threatenin,e; weather caused the exercises 
to be resumed in the church instead of under 
the Thorndike Oak, and the following com- 
pleted the day's literary exercises : 

OPENING ADDRESS. 

By F. L. L.wertu. 

Bowdoin is ever happy to welcome to her classic 
halls and historic campus, those who are interested 
in her welfare. There is, however, during the year, 
one occasion, which, owing partly to the season, 
but chiefly to its pleasant associations, stands pre- 
eminent as the "day of days." That occasion is the 
one which we are here assembled to celebrate — the 
Class Day of '99. 

On this ocasion, if ever, the Senior wishes to be 
surround-ed by parents and friends. This day sees 
the realization of his fondest dreams; it sees the 
consummation of four years of hopes and struggles. 

At last, his books are laid aside, and he is about 
to step forth into the activities of life. Do you 
wonder, then, that year after year, as each graduat- 
ing class takes its place under this venerable oak, 
its members, for the time being, give themselves 
over to the happy reminiscences of the historian 
and indulge in the fond illusions of the prophet? 

And as we, of the Class of '99, gather here to- 
day, and, for a moment, look back over the four 
j'ears of our college life, disappointments, if ever 



we had them, are long since forgotten, and there 
passes before our vision only a picture of happiness 
and contentment. Our recollections are only of the 
pleasantest nature. The pleasant associations, and 
especially the warm friendships and the fraternal 
spirit which binds us together as a unit, — these, we 
never can forget, and, in the trials and disappoint- 
ments of the years to come, they cannot but serve 
as an inspiration, an incentive to spur us on to 
greater and nobler efforts. 

The lour years have flown, alas! all too quickly 
by, and to-day, within a few short hours, we must 
bid a loving farewell to Bowdoin and her many 
endearing associations. 

"M oritur i Salutamus" sang our immortal poet, 
on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the 
graduation of his class. 

"Morituri Salutamus" sing we on the present 
occasion. "We who are about to die, salute you." 

Unwilling though we may be to believe it, the 
fact nevertheless remains that, as a class, we die to- 
day. There is something peculiarly touching, at 
this time — just when we have come to the fullest 
realization of the sacred significance of class ties — 
in being compelled to bid farewell to some beloved 
classmate for all time. 

In the class poem, delivered a year ago, the 
writer well expressed the feeling of regret that 
comes over each one of us on this occasion, when 
he said; 

" 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 never meet again. 
'Tis not alone of parting that we grieve; 
But well we know, though some of us may meet. 
Some will be absent whom we used to greet." 

With our last "farewell," this afternoon, another 
Class Day will have passed into history, and the 
events of to-day are destined soon to be forgotten. 
Forgotten? To many of our guests, the "farewell" 
of '99 will be but one of several similar occasions, 
but to 'US, to whom this last sad rite remains, the 
event will ever brin.g to mind tender recollections 
of our happy college life and its hallowed asso- 
ciations. 

In the hearts of my classmates, as long as life 
shall last, and when the events of the past four years 
shall be forgotten, a single strain of "Auld Lang 
Syne," wherever we may hear it, a thought of our 
"Pipe of Peace," or of otir "Farewell," will arouse 
a train of emotions which shall carry each one of 
us back, through the joys and sorrows of the inter- 
vening years, to this day which we now celebrate. 

But, tinged though our joy on this occasion must 
be, with sorrow at the parting which is near at 
hand, we are by no means despondent. Confidently, 
almost eagerly, we look into the future. Each one 
is filled with hope and long-cherished aspirations, 
and. in these exercises which bring to an end his 
college course, he sees the beginning of what he 
fondly hopes to be a successful career in his chosen 
profession. 

If it be true that as a class, we die to-day, it is 
also true that in this very death we are born again, 
as members of a much broader organization and in 
a sphere of infinitely greater possibilities. 

Hitherto, our activities have been confined within 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



the narrow limits of our little college community. 
To-day, after a farewell to our classmates and the 
pleasant associations of our college days, we turn 
reluctantly from the scenes of our early activities, 
and go to seek admittance to a wider field of use- 
fulness. Henceforth, in the "struggle for survival," 
we must fight our own battles, but what better prep- 
aration could we desire than four years of such 
training as Bowdoin gives her chosen sons? 

We are soon to enter upon our new duties, as 
citizens of a country which we are proud to own. 
In the busy struggle for fame and wealth, we shall 
undoubtedly forget the greater part of what we have 
learned while in college. The one thing, however, 
which we shall never forget is the fact that we are 
alumni — foster-sons — of this truly grand old insti- 
tvition. I have not one word of advice to offer the 
members of our class — they need none that I could 
give. One hope, however, I cherish, which is, that 
each one of us may, in our individual lives, exem- 
plify those principles and teachings which for the 
past four years our cultured instructors have sought 
to impress upon us. They have ever been faithful 
and conscientious in the performance of their 
duties towards us. It now remains for us to prove 
ourselves worthy of their teachings, and worthy of 
the college whose honored name we are so proud 
to bear. 

Ladies and gentleman, friends of our class and 
colleee. allow me to extend to you, one and all, in 
behalf of the Class of '99. their heartiest greetings, 
and to bid you thrice welcome to these, our Class 
Day Exercises. 



HISTORY. 

By H. F. Dana. 

Once, when a maiden lady, somewhat elderly, 
accosted a bank cashier at his window with a re- 
quest that he would cash a check for her, the cashier 
politely replied: "Yes, madam, but you must bring 
some one to introduce you;" to which the irate lady 
responded, " Sir, I do not desire to make your 
acquaintance." All of which has nothing to do with 
my subject except to show that formalities lead to 
great absurdities, as no doubt Hank Webster could 
have told you when, upon going to some evening 
function, he passed the compliments of the hour 
and shook hands politely with the waiting-maid who 
happened to be standing near the door. 

But it was not with cold formality, I assure you, 
that we were greeted when first we struck this 
campus. Our history really has no introduction at 
all. We just floated into town and got sucked into 
the college whirlpool. We didn't know each other 
at all, of course, that is to say, we didn't know any 
of ourselves except Sammy Toplif?, and the only 
reason we knew Sam was because he button-holed 
us all as we arrived, with a "My name is Sam Top- 
liff from a suburb of Chicago; what's yours?" It 
was the same afternoon on the delta that Sam ad- 
vised an alumnus to throw away his cigarette and 
shave his moustache before the Sophomores did it 
for him. 

'99 was strong in numbers as classes go. I can- 
not say with exactness how many we had, but we 
were about the number of Tommy Moulton's sweet- 
hearts, which are 60 odd. 



Perhaps Eddie Godfrey was the one from our 
midst whose approach had been most heralded by 
trumpets and who received the warmest welcome. 
He was certainly the largest, most unruly calf in our 
herd. The very first evening we can remember his 
stentorian voice resovmding with his unique defi- 
ance: "You may torture, you may kill me if you 
will, but I will not remove my hat nor sing." Eddie 
was tormented that first year, but it remained for 
him to wait until Senior year before he should be 
tortured and actually killed. Macdougal did the 
job very neatly in his government course last winter 
term. But I must in fairness state that Edward has 
risen nobly from the dead, and will graduate with 
us on Thursday. That same first evening Eddie 
Hadlock, or Mr. Padlock, as Kid Sturgis introduces 
him. sang his original little ditty about Yankee 
Doodle's little cat who was fidl of frolics; and Bill 
Erye White's young brother spread his nightin- 
gale lungs on the gymnasium steps. That first 
week, however, was more exciting to us than to 
this audience, so why linger longer here; which, by 
the way, is the very expression Charles Willard, 
1900, once used to himself after a glee club concert 
up country. Charles had escorted home a young 
lady of late acquaintance, but when they arrived at 
the gate the young lady called loudly, "Papa, papa!" 
so why linger longer here, thought Charles, and he 
actually took to his heels. Yet during that* week 
we beat the Sophomores in base-ball by 11 runs to 
I. which is one of the things we like to boast about, 
so I am glad I didn't forget it; and, by the way, I 
may forget to mention any reverses that our class 
may have suffered, for it doesn't pay to be too 
fussy about details, as Roy Marston says, who 
always goes to every public function with both 
trousers legs turned up. 

We weren't so very rampant Freshman year, 
except a few leonine spirits among us like Ed Cham- 
berlain and Drew Hall and especially Hank Web- 
ster, who with a noble disregard of the laws of 
gravity, launched into space like a comet from the 
fourth story of South Maine. The human comet 
suffered one of our class reverses and lit uncom- 
fortably. It was an unfortunate tale. 

Our class sang "Phi Chi" one day, in a body, 
and the next day met the Sophomores in a pitched 
battle on the snow. It was a weird sight to see 
Eddie doing the lOO-yard dash with all '98 after 
him and Kid Sturgis' hat in his hand. Browser 
Clark also did valiant work with his arm, but he 
was seriously handicapped by being denied the use 
of his powerful mouth, which was crammed with 
snow. Great temper was exhibited on all sides, 
even Commodore Nason calling some warrior a 
damned fool. That is the only time Commodore 
has ever swore except once under his breath at a 
debating society meeting, when he couldn't remem- 
ber the precise words of the looth paragraph of the 
50th section of the 29th article, in the constitution 
of the George Evans Debating Society. All of our 
minor squabbles with '98 I pass in silent contempt, 
the same way we passed Buck Moody's examina- 
tions, for we were all excellent mathematicians, 
unlike succeeding classes, who seem to prefer to 
postpone the completion of that study until late in 
Sophomore year. 

Our own Sophomore year was quite quiet and 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



87 



lady-like. Two weeks of the year indeed were 
spent by i8 of our number in the pleasant seclusion 
of their domestic circles, where they attended an 
interesting course of lectures from their parents; all 
this on account of experimental work in painless 
dentistry, but no one dared to continue the study 
on the President when he showed his teeth. 

We have always had an inventive genius, and in 
'97 we concocted a machine which we called the 
George Evans Debating Society, naming it that 
because we were jealous of each other's knowledge 
and nobody knew any more who George Evans 
was than anybody else. The society prospered for 
the first year, during which Line Cleaves, Greenie, 
and myself were on the executive committee, while 
Lib was treasurer. This is about the time that 
Green began to use big words and Lib to cultivate 
the persuasive tongue which he now possesses. 

I don't know what we did with otirselves Junior 
year. I think that in us Junior ease was actually 
personified. I have not been able to find anyone 
who studied, although Doggie Jennings claims that 
he put in one hour of solid plugging at one time. 
Hall was busy chinning. Lib was making love. Prof. 
Came was giggling. Clarke was making strength 
tests and having his picture taken, Lucien Libby 
was reading Boccaccio, and Tom Merrill slept right 
through the year. A new element of swash buckler 
genius and dynamite temperament was added to the 
class by the arrival of Adams. There was one day 
during spring term on which it didn't rain, and 
that was luckily Ivy Day. The Bugle struggled out 
in a lazv sort of fashion and disturbed nobody; in 
fact nothing disturbed us much that year, and every- 
thing was joyful except Hayden's face in chapel. 

Senior year has been much the same. We have 
not studied any more than we did last year and 
consequently have little book learning. '99's sole 
occupation for Senior year has been to dodge 
trouble, at the same time running the college and 
preserving Senior dignity. 

The audience will no doubt think this a very 
meagre outline of the doings of a class for four 
years, and indeed I gladly acknowledge it to be so. 
if you looked for a dry statement of routine duties 
we have performed and con\'entional occasions we 
have celebrated; but the history of a class, at least 
of this class, is a matter of incidents and pleasant 
happenings, with the sentiment of the class and the 
good-fellowship of its members as a background, 
rrther than a recital of stupid affairs that are Bruns- 
wick Telegraphed or Lewiston Journalled every day. 
The onlv prooer way would be for each memebr to 
I'-rite his college autobiography and then to have 
them published together as a cbss history. I 
would write individual biographies if I had time and 
an audience possessed of superhuman patience: as 
it is T must content myself with a hastv sketch of 
a typical member of '99 in that he embodies the 
spirit of thp class, and possesses all its virtues not 
to speak of its vices. — because it has none. The 
fellow to whom T refer you will hear from, if both 
you and he survive this discourse. 

His nnmp is Marston. whom for short we call 
Craze. Unlike anyone else whom anybody ever 
'-■enrd of. he comes from Skowheean. and he him- 
self is unlike nnybodv anyone ever heard of. Everv- 
thinff about Crsvp is novel, quite dime novel in 
some respects. His talents l]ave developed under 



our eyes one by one Jike the separate hairs of Hall's 
moustache, which, however, have developed under 
his nose rather than under our eyes. When Craze 
first got here he was busy opening his eyes like a 
little kitten, then he began to purr, and the rest of 
us older fellows began to realize what a nice little 
chap he was. Strangely enough he first came into 
prominence as an orator, and he went through all 
the vicissitudes of his profession, speaking after 
violent solicitation to a gathering of our class in 
elocution hour and leaving the stage amid a volley 
cf cheers and rotten oranges. That was his last 
attempt until to-day. and the class has voted out 
of respect to the audience to let him finish his effort 
at his own pace without interference. Next Craze 
loomed up as a writer, any kind of a writer, from 
Police Gazette style to Browningesque; but every- 
thing from his pen is absolutely original, nothing 
like Freddie Marsh's moustache, a bold imitation. 
Then when it came time to find an artist for the 
Bugle we found that Craze could draw, and draw 
well; I don't believe he knew it himself before. It 
must be very embarrassing for the poor fellow to 
be thus discussed and have his character so dis- 
sected. I can feel the heat of his blush at my back, 
or else it is the new and stylish stockings he lately 
bought,' for he is quite a dude. But to sum up 
Craze's character as typical of the class. He is 
original, as he will prove; he can do about anything, 
fiut won't do it until he has to, which is one of our 
areat class characteristics; so honest that he will 
sometimes give the devil his due, reckless to some 
degree, a good lover and a poor hater, interested in 
every branch of college and class activity, quite a 
chinner, for he has called not only on all the Fac- 
ulty but on their wives, which shows his redoubt- 
able spirit. Since he cannot prophesy for himself 
for all he is a prophet, I prophesy for him good 
fortune well deserved and the life-long esteem of 
fifty other men from the same model. 

It has been the custom for the historian to pre- 
sent certain statistics, harmless indeed, but alto- 
gether a bore for all concerned. For instance, I 
am not quite certain whether our average age is 
22yrs. 2 mos. and i day or i day more. As for 
our oldest and youngest, here I must take back my 
statement that all statistics are harmless; but you 
may judge for yourself when I tell you the story. 

I happened rather late one evening into the 
room of Father Dutton. Dut extended the usual 
hospitalities and talked learnedly on politics and 
the weather, yet I felt in my cerebral hemispheres 
that something worried him. Finally, he asked 
somewhat nervously if I was not the class historian. 
I admitted it. Then in a sepulchral whisper he 
said. "I have reason to believe that I am the oldest 
man in the class." Then with a hollow hvena 
laugh he added. "That is not all." Now Dut- 
ton grew eloquent, as he well can. It was the open- 
ing night of spring and his speech was full of a 
certain wet humor which I cannot hope to dupli- 
cate. But in substance he said: "Old as I am. my 
spirit is as buoyant as a boy's and fiery passion 
still pervades my wasted limbs. In spring this old 
man's fancy lightlv turns to thoughts of love. _ Ah 
me! Last soring I wooed a gentle country maiden, 
and to further my suit I was obliged to practice 
rank deception as to my years. Yes. while you fel- 
lows were around here lying about the green grass 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



under the trees. I was up country lying about my 
green old age. And now my sweetheart will be 
h&re on class day and will discover all. I am un- 
done if you prove obdurate. What will you take 
to scratch a few years from my age?" And that 
is why I forbear to mention the age of our hoary 
patriarch. You may judge it for yourself if you 
can. although from his appearance he might be 
either a little younger than Methusaleh or a little 
more aged than Cupid. 

As for our youngest, as Shakespeare says. "Why 
should a man whose blood runs warm within his 
veins sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?" Yet 
that is the way W. S. M. Kelley is sitting trying 
to look unconcerned. I don't know why he is 
ashamed of his youth, but every day he wishes him- 
self a happy new year, and makes believe that he is 
growing older. 

Our class is not essentially religious. Not a 
man intends to enter the ministry, although Jake 
Wignot did once. Politics cut no ice with us. 
We will vote any ticket except the Prohibition, for 
a sufficient consideration. Kell can't vote at all, 
for he is not old enough by many years. 

Future occupations are mostly undecided. 
About a dozen will study law. half a dozen will try 
medicine. Gov. Cleaves won't do anything unless 
he has to, Reub Rollins will bum his way through 
life, and Neagle will marry some rich widow if he 
gets a chance. We have no married men at pres- 
ent except Monk Hills, who is wedded to his meer- 
schaum pipe. 

But I must cut these statistics off and begin to 
conclude. 

'99 is a good class and has left a good record. 
It has not been more prominent in one direction 
than another, but its influence has been felt in 
every direction. We have not been particularly 
brilliant, but on the other hand we have not fallen 
below the Bowdoin standard in scholarship, good- 
fellowship or morals. No class within my remem- 
brance has contained so large a number of down- 
right good fellows as our own. nor do I remem- 
ber a class that has held the interests of the college 
more dearly at heart or worked more consistently 
to uphold its reputation. As President Hyde said 
in his Baccalaureate sermon, we know small Latin 
and less Greek, and none of us can deliver a 
speech that anybody cares to hear; but in four years 
we have learned that scholarship alone is not the 
end to be sought, but that on the other hand true 
friendship and gentlemanly instincts are more to be 
desired. No class, we are glad to feel assured, has 
more completely filled its obligations to itself and 
to the college than the Class of '99. 



PROPHECY. 

By Roy Leon Marston. 

Say, I am a wizard! I am the real thing. I am 
one of the original prophets! Now, you all know 
that there are prophets and prophets. Well, I am 
a prophet. Y'ou see I came a little too late to be 
put down with the fovir other stars. They have had 
all their prophecies reported in the Bible. Of 
course it's a big disappointment to me in a way 
that mine is kept out becavise I didn't get it in on 
time. Harry Andrews has docked me before now, 



because I didn't get themes in on time; but themes 
are not serious at all, and it really doesn't matter 
much whether they are in or not. Freddie Marsh 
lias promised to compensate me a little for not get- 
ting my prophecy reported in the Bible, by report- 
ing it in the Leimston Journal. 

As I said before, there have been five great 
prophets in the world. Four came right along in 
a lump and got in their work before the Bible was 
published. They were Daniel, who got a lot of 
advertising by an episode in a lion's den; Ezekiel, 
who was the original middle of the road Populist; 
Jeremiah, who lived just out of Jerusalem and 
never married; and finally, Isaiah, who was one of 
the ancestors of our own Isaiah Simpson here. 
Witness their whiskers; the original Isaiah had the 
finest set in the Holy Land, and our Isaiah has the 
most glorious mane from the Atlantic to the 
Pacific. It is certainly a coincidence that there 
"should be a lapse of two or three thousand years 
between these men and myself. They paved a way 
for me. If it hadn't been for them and their under- 
studies you people here wouldn't believe a word 
that I am going to prophesy to-day. I realize that 
I am handicapped by the lack of a beard trailing 
on the ground. Jeremiah used to use his beard for 
a napkin. But I've got a dandy planted. I've got 
the sense not to give it any false starts the way 
Chase Pulsifer and Freddie Marsh have. Chase is 
ashamed of his. and so am I. As I think I said 
before, you now see before you one of the only 
original prophets minus the whiskers. My light 
has been kept under a bushel all these days so that 
I could surprise you on this glad day. That you 
may know I am no jolly, let me tell you that I 
prophesied that Rob wouldn't give me an A in min- 
eralogy. He didn't. I also prophesied that Tuber 
Libby wouldn't make Phi Beta Kappa. He didn't 

Yes, there are prophets and prophets. You can 
believe me, so can I. But I can't believe and I 
don't believe you can believe that fairy story of 
Steve Andros' about the penny-in-the-slot machine 
that would tell anyone's fortune for a nickel. And 
for my part I don't believe a word of Tom Pierce's 
prophecy. He poured some of Confriere's fire- 
water on blank sheets of paper and saw the future 
of every inan in the class. Now that's all a jolly. 
There isn't a bit of truth in it. So for years false 
prophets have been leaving these halls_. To-day 
you see before you a real prophet, not a juggler of 
tin boxes and fire-water. I do not walk in grave- 
yards and listen to silly sirens from the shrine of 
Apollo. Look — I just see things. See them as 
plain as day. Isaiah and I use the same methods. 

At this minute I can see a building right over 
yonder. You can't see it, but I can see it through 
and through. It is a grand building of sober gray 
stone. It looks old and substantial and splendid. 
There's a fine cloister-like entrance in the very mid- 
dle of the major structure, and on either side Haw- 
thorne and Longfellow in bronze look down on the 
passers-by. Over the massive doors is the legend; 
— (Quotation from Longfellow). 

I shall not bore you with more of the picture, 
and I shall not tell you that the same kind, gentle 
man sits in the librarian's chair and guards our 
Bnwdoin's treasures with anxious care. I shall not 
tell vou that the man I see coming from the Presi- 
dent's office is the man who -has preferred to be 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



89 



Bowdoin's President. because he has made Bowdoin 
a college worthy of his abihties, who wrote the 
Evokition of a College Student and lived the Evo- 
lution of a College President. 

I might go farther and tell you that I see a big 
gymnasium over back of the chapel worthy of 
Bowdoin's standing in athletics, and that the high- 
cock-Aloriim is a big, ungainly chap whose arms 
flop at his side like the fifth leg of a five-legged 
calf. He is showing a strapping young Whittier 
how to put the shot. We have always thought 
that Eddie never would be satisfied in life until he 
had a gym of his own. 

Now these things are just little things that you 
could all of you guess without half trying. Every 
one knows that the alumni are going to realize that 
the college must have a fitting memorial to Bow- 
doin's literary giants, and you all know that some 
one is going to give the college a new gymnasium 
some time. 

Well, I am going to tell you a few things that 
you don't know and can't guess. I assure you they 
are all perfectly true, however surprising they may 
be. I am going to surprise you the very first 
thing. There's a fellow coming down the chapel 
path with a little bird cage in his arms and a small 
hand-organ on his back. He is a fantastic figure 
with the long feather in his hat, prominent chin 
and rugged face. Howbeit, there is a look in his 
eyes, such a far-away, love-lit look. He stops in 
front of the chapel; unslings his burden and begins 
to play "There's Just One Girl." Tears fill his 
eyes as with the other hand he strokes the back of 
his trained birds. Some of the fellows drop pen- 
nies in his cup and listen to the splendid futures 
that the little birds say will be theirs. Prettier 
prophecies than I can give to-day. Oh, I know 
you will never guess who it is, so I might as well 
tell you that Frankie bought a gold brick of Rube 
Rollins soon after the rupture in his heart. The 
two calamities completely cracked his nut. and 
bats in his belfry was the result. He was always a 
wandering lad in college, so he at once took to the 
hand-organ and his doves. "Rube" keeps him in 
clothes. Rube is trading down in Calais. He got 
the Governor drunk one night and bought the 
state house of him for a song and sold it back to 
him in the morning — at a fair profit. Rube is 
doing fairly well. 

Browser Clarke came to me last night and said 
that there were going to be a lot of people here 
to-day who were interested in him. and that he'd 
make it worth my while if I would give him a good 
blow, give him some political advertising. He is 
thinking of running for senator from Lincoln 
County next year. I have a great mind to tell you 
what I see in the future for Browser' just to pay 
him back for insulting my integrity as a prophet. 
But really I haven't the heart to spoil his gradua- 
tion and queer him with all the girls that he has got 
on a string here. Say his future is — well, I won't 
say a word about it. because Browser's all right if 
he wasn't so modest and unassuming. 

I can see a round, healthy, rosy cherub playing 
in a window in a big New York drug store. A 
sign says in big letters that this is a "Mellin's 
Food Boy." Link has kept the pretty contour of 
face and figure that made him the idol of maids and 
matrons in college and at the tnountaing. He, 



seems to be having a mighty easy job and doing 
well on his fodder. 

Perhaps you people think this seeing things 
business is a snap. It isn't, at all. The nervous 
strain is something tremendous. The psychologi- 
cal condition that admits of the power comes and 
goes. So from time to time in the past week, I've 
noted down the visions that I have had concerning 
the class. 

Now last Saturday night a vision came to me of 
a big assemblage of women. It was a woman's 
congress. There was screaming, and shrieking, 
and tearing of hair. The presiding lady pounded 
and yelled in vain for order. A dozen congress- 
women demanded precedence. Finally the chair- 
woman dropped into her chair and called for it. It 
popped up like a jack-in-the-box, surveyed the 
angry multitude with his firm, serene eye, and 
silence followed pandemonium. He said according 
to section three hundred and ten. article 99, chapter 
14 of Nason's rules, the lady in the pink bloomers 
has the floor and her bill is in order. The bill 
concerns the licensing of college widows and they 
are always in order. Then Commodore bowed 
humbly and took his seat behind the speaker's 
chair. Again the Knight of the Gavel had brought 
order. out of chaos. It seems that he will be a 
regular fixture in the Woman's Suffrage govern- 
ment of the future. The page of the house was no 
other than our little Pop Towle. The congress- 
women said he was too cute for anything. Com- 
modore said that Pop kept the heroines from being 
homesick and wanting to see the children and hus- 
band at home. Just like Pop, he always was a 
sweet little ray of sunshine in the life of Bruns- 
wick's fair ones while in college. He always hated 
to have them call him "cute," though. 

It's a peculiar combination that I shall next 
show to you. If there is one thing for which the 
Class of 'gg is noted, it is for its five P's. They 
were closely linked together while in college, and 
therefore it is not strange that they should in after 
life share each other's joys. Georgie Piper left 
Bowdoin for pastures new last year, but Chase 
"Pulitizer" came into our band early to soften the 
sorrow of the other P's. I seem to see a vaude- 
ville stage in a summer theatre with a big sign on 
the piano alleging that the great and only P. 
Brothers would play this afternoon. A door opens 
and the tall form of Bill Philoon advances to the 
front of the stage. In his tremendous voice, he 
announces that it gives him great pleasure to in- 
troduce to this handsome and cultured audience no 
other than the far-famed and great Sumners, Poore 
and Pattee, who would play " Love's Labor Lost, 
or the Tragedy of the Elm House," in one act. 
Pat took the part of the cruel but beautiful Juliet 
and Sumner, clad in red doublet and hose, threw 
his soul into Romeo. His graceful form and soft 
cadences were heartlessly repulsed by Pat. It was 
great. Then Bill announced with much gusto that 
the audience, still handsome and cultured, was to 
have the honor of seeing Carlo Phillips and the 
chaste Pulitizer in their pathetic and eloquent 
drama in one act, entitled the " Dying Cuban Sol- 
dier, or Hotter-than-Hell in Havana." Charles was 
the dying hero. With one hand on his heart and 
the other pointed to the stars, his magnificent form 
swayed back and forth, and his lips bewa^ilec) that 



90 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



he had but one shirt to his back. Chasie was the 
stern and cruel Spanish captain. His whiskers 
came in good play. While this piece was riot so 
taking with the crowd as the other, I laid it to the 
overpowering influence of love in Sumner's eyes 
rather than poor work by Cuban hero and Spanish 
villain. 

Jennings and Neagle are a queer lot, but they 
are together as I read my vision. They started in 
as lawyers, but Loton was too tired to go to the 
office and Snakes didn't know anything about law. 
so they became undertakers. Loton drives the 
hearse and Snakes drums up trade. They are doing 
a nice quiet business, and when not otherwise 
engaged they are up to their old trick of trying to 
bury the dead of night. Perhaps riot a little of their 
success is due to the favorable circumstances under 
which they are working. It seems that they have 
several forces working in their favor. In the first 
place Brooksy Leavitt and Sammy Tiptop are 
doing a rushing divorce and breach of promise law 
business right next door to them. They get the 
people in the community all nerved up, just ready 
to collapse. Win Adams, who sings in the choir 
of the only church in Saccarappa, finishes their 
work. Then Dr. Ned Marston and Dr. Freddie 
Fogg take the cases in hand. While it is not for 
their interest to make their work so quick, it is 
none the less sure. The process is still further 
advanced by the Rev. Jake Wignott, who prepares 
the way for Doggie and Snakes. Thus you see 'gg 
in one towri at least will fulfil most of the functions 
of society. Domestic and civil liberty are protected 
by the long, 'lank Leavitt and the stout, sober Sam; 
the peace and happiness of the soul by those quiet, 
gentle angels of mercy. Win Adams and Jake; and 
finally, Neagle and Loton dispose of the body after 
the other fellows have got all they can out of it. 

The night Lance got back from Ashland, he 
came over to my room to tell me about the potato 
crop. As he woke me up out of a sound sleep at 
2 o'clock in the morning of course I was disturbed. 
When he left, the psychological conditions per- 
mitted me to see his future. He is going to be 
instructor in elocution, singing, and deportment at 
Bates. He will be the Ruth Ashmore of that well- 
known matrimonial agency. He will rule just how 
many times it is oolite to kiss your partner at the 
President's sociables, and lay down the eticiuette of 
"Tucker." "Round the Green Carpet Here We 
Stand," "Post-Office," and the other popular p-ames 
of the best society of Bates. Of course Lance 
comes from a Bates town. He is even a greater 
star in elocution than he used to be. You should 
hear him speak: — "Ye call me chief, and ye do 
well to call me chief who for thirtv long years have 
lived in Pittsfield and met on the streets every 
shape and contortion of man or beast the broad 
empire of Bates could furnish, and live to tell the 
tale!" Lance will stand out. in front of the count- 
less hordes of dusky Bates lads and la.ssies, arid 
with the sheer eloquence of his beautiful eyes, 
divine voice, and graceful form draw out the srood 
old Bates yell as it never was drawn out before. 

Alack! ' Another picturp is here. I seem to be 
in Salt Lake City, awalking down the princinal 
avenue. In front of the palatial residence of the 
late lamented Bripham Youna-, I am ston'ied bv a 
familiar figure sitting on the veranda. I've seen 



the face somewhere. Ah, he rises and walks across 
the lawn. Could any one ever doubt the identity of 
that stride, that turkey-cock strut, that Devil's- 
to-pay swin,g? But how fat and red. Tommie 
asked me to tea in the afternoon, when I met the 
four sharers of his heart and love. It seems that a 
few years after he left college, he was sued by three 
dift'erent parties for breach of promise, to escape 
which he made a bee line for Utah, where he mar- 
ried a very rich Populist's daughter. They had no 
sooner been settled in the house of the late Prophet 
of the Morriions than three suits by the original 
three slighted ones were brought upon him. 
Tommie's, father-in-law decided that the only hon- 
orable course was to marry all three of them. It is 
needless to say that Tommie was satisfied. He 
took me to see the Wilbur Opera Company that 
night. The ticket read, "Admit the Bearer and 
Orie Wife." Tommie took one of his quartette, the 
minister took one. and I took one, leaving the fourth 
one locked in the house. We hadn't got out of 
the house before we heard a window go ker-smash, 
and a cyclone struck us — but then, that's another 
story. I should have said, however, that Walter 
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Kelley was 
Tommie's private secretary and charge d'affaires. 
Kell got quite used to looking out for divers parts 
of his room-mate's varied matrimonial interests. 
Kell is valuable to the household, too, by the gen- 
tle way he has of taking down the swelled heads of 
any of the wives Tommie seems to prefer at the 
time. 

Doct. Sinkinson and Alton Amaziah Hayden 
went to the Medical School together, roomed 
together, and graduated together. This is pretty 
hard on Hayden, but it's true. They hung out a 
shingle together, but success was not to be theirs. 
They tried to cure every sort of thing, without suc- 
cess, until they tried herring. They got along first 
rate /at that. They finally became prominently 
identified with the fish interests of Harpswell. 
Polly White, after a few frantic attempts at law, 
decided to share their fortune. He drove the Hay- 
den & Sinkinson fish cart into Brunswick. He 
also collects and distributes the mail along the 
route. It is better to cure herring than nothing. 

I think I mentioned before that it is quite im- 
possible for a really-truly prophet to prophesy at 
any time that he wants to. Well, I tried to see 
what was .going to become of old Freddie Swamp 
for the longest while last night. It wouldn't come, 
though. Finally, I gave it up. It came to me in 
the middle of the night, however. Freddie is eoing 
to be a conductor on the Wagner system. He is 
.going to arrange a nice little smash-up some fine 
day when one of the Vanderbilt girls and her papa 
are aboard. Then he is goirig to gallantly save 
her from a terrible death, and paoa embraces 
Freddie and says he's got to play in his yard after 
that. Freddie tumbles, of course, writes a little 
verse, marries the girl and runs the road. Then he 
runs down to Maine, buys the Maine Central before 
breakfast, contracts for a crack-a-jack depot here 
in Brunswick, moves the one that is building now, 
up on the campus for a hot-dog lunch room, and 
.pets back in New York in time to have Bill Thomp- 
son remove a wart from his nose. Bill, or I should 
say Dr. Bill, became the surgeon for the Consol- 
idated Marsh system. He and Freddie built a 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



91 



monster home for the poor and disabled members 
of the Class of '99. Greeny tried to get into the 
home, but they wouldn't let him in because he 
insisted on bringing Willie Mack with him. 
Greeny said that Willie would be a mighty handy 
man in the home, because he was so dry that he 
could raise a thirst among the fellows any time. 
But Frankie Lavertu kicked and swore he would 
leave if Willie came. As Frankie was the only man 
in the push that could make decent cofifee, Willie 
Mack and Green had to go. Edgar Alonzo Slim 
Kaharl was early installed as chief cook in the 
kitchen. He was the picture of a fat, contented 
monk when he got his big apron on and a jug of 
Tommy Merrill's home-brewed beer beside. 
Tommy Merrill got tired of the cruelly active life 
in Montana and joined the '99 brotherhood just as 
soon as he received the invitation. He found the 
life in the home just suited to him. He dreamed 
twenty-four hours each day and slept the rest. 
Denny Stockbridge and Bobby Randall were two 
others who unselfishly left their chosen occupations 
to accept a place at the fireside of the home. 
Denny and Tom and Bobbie were the three tiredest 
inen in the class in college, and they never entirely 
got over the virtue. It is consolation to feel that 
we are all going to have a good home to go to 
when we get old, and what's more, we are going to 
have as companions the best fellows in the world. 

Frankie Dutton handed me a note the other day 
and asked me not to read it until I wrote the 
prophecy of the class. The following is an expur- 
gated rendering of the note: — "For personal rea- 
sons, reasons that I can't very well explain because 
they are concerned with an affair of the heart, I 
will consider it a favor if you will use this little 
prophecy of my future instead of the true one that 
you would make yourself: 'Frank Leslie Dutton a 
few years after graduation fell heir to several mil- 
lion dollars from a rich and noble relative in the 
glorious West. With this rnagnificent fortune he 
was enabled to bring to his palpitating heart the 
dearest treasure of his ambition. He was happily 
married at the tender age of twenty-six, just three 
3'ears after graduation. He is now one of the solid 
men of North Anson.' " Space forbids me quot- 
ing any more of the glowing future that Dut made 
for himself. Suffice it to say that he did not stop 
with the gubernatorial chair, but went on and on 
until he became sheriff of Cumberland County. 

It puzzled me for a long time to make out the 
future occupation of Ned Nelson. I saw him in the 
waiting-room of an electric car station. It seems 
that the company hire him to sit in the station and 
wait for cars. Now that seems absurd, but it isn't 
at all when you think of Ned. He is never in a 
hurry, in fact he is never inoderate. Moderation 
is a superlative for Ned's disposition. He sits in 
the station to set an example for travelers who are 
in a hurry. They see that Ned is patient, and his 
moderation persuades them to wait in content for 
cars, late or otherwise. 

Prof. Came became interested in the inmates of 
Reform Schools for Girls while on the tennis trip 
to the University of Vermont. After graduation he 
took up the advocacy of radical reforms in the 
treatment of the unfortunates. Prof.'s ready sym- 
pathy soon made him the idol of every girl in the 
Reform Schools of this broad nation. 



A little back from a prominent street in Cam- 
bridge, I see a small stone house in the very centre 
of a garden of rare beauty. There seems to be 
every conceivable sort of plant known to botany 
here. The house has such a calm appearance of 
sobriety and comfort that I must needs look farther. 
I see a modest gentleman with pruning shears and 
watering-pot in hand giving touches of love to a 
bed of orchids. A couple of dirty kids look over 
the fence at him. He smiles and greets them as he 
would greet a king. His shears hurriedly cut a 
bunch of gay poppies and pansies, which he throws 
to the boys. Here it is that the much-beloved pro- 
fessor of botany lives. He is the author of several 
very popular books upon wild-flowers and forest 
vegetation. His sweetness of disposition and gen- 
tleness of manner, and withal bashful modesty, 
made him the most popular man in all the class to 
lead it in scholarship. I need not mention his 
name. 

Cony Sturgis will go South for his health soon 
after graduation. His acquaintance with the habits 
and customs of Southerners, acquired during his 
sojourn this spring, will have much to do with his 
future. Cony will of course marry, though for my 
part I think he would make a delightful old bach- 
elor. Of course, too, his father-in-law will be a 
rich old colonel with a big plantation. Naturally 
the colonel dies and the Covmt falls heir to the broad 
acres and title. Cony's sporting instincts direct him 
to raising fighting cocks. His plantation will be 
the Mecca of cock fighters. Well, I won't tell any 
more about Cony's future, because he's got a lot 
of girls here who will object to his going down 
South and so forth. 

R. G. Smith and Roy Thomas are going down 
to some cannibal island or other to convert the 
natives. One of them will be eaten and will dis- 
agree with the chiefs, thereby bringing on indiges- 
tion, and the other one will escape and marry the 
chief's daughter. I can't make out which one will 
be eaten. Either one of them would be likely to 
disagree with the digestion. 

Bill Veazie had an engagement with the Prince 
in dear old London, and so could not stay over for 
his own Commencement. He will get a job over 
there as official "fusser" to some princess or other. 

Hank Webster will find a chance to use his great 
physical strength as a bouncer in a bar-room on 
the Bowery. Hank was always a true blood sport 
looking for local color. He'll get it all right. 

Monk Hills after graduating from the medical 
school went South to his native haunts and tried 
to make a success of a discovery which he thought 
would change niggers from black to white. But 
worse luck. Monk fell in love with a dusky damsel 
lust as he was perfecting his discovery and swore 
that he wouldn't have her another color than ebony 
for the world. This class seems to have a bad 
habit of getting married. 

Lucien Libby, now, is going to make his mark 
in music. You will all re-echo my prophecy when 
you hear the Bowdoin Waltzes at the Promenade 
to-night. 

Philly Haskell and Win Smith, who were always 
such good friends in college, will become even 
better friends in the bigger world. I am sorry to. 
say that they are going to engage in pirating and 
will come to the bad end of a rope. I can see them 



&2 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



captured by a United States warship under the 
command of Wag Fairfield, who left 'gp to enter 
the Naval Academy a year ago. There is but one 
sentence. They must swing. Philly says: "Well, 
Win, we've always hung together, and I guess we'll 
have to hang together to-day." 

Buck Woodbury and Johnny Rogers, with the 
assistance of Awful Sober Varney, came near mak- 
ing themselves very famous by some experiments 
in extracting gold from ashes and sawdust. They 
came so near that if they could but have found the 
gold, Johnny would have sold his old ulster. 

An awfully peculiar thing is going to happen to 
Drew Bertie. His sense of personal ownership of 
all virtues and wisdom is to increase at a marvelous 
pace. In fact his head is going to swell to such an 
extent that some fine day the law of gravitation and 
all that sort of thing which I never understood, is 
going " ker-smash," and ovir own Drew, the man 
who never cut a recitation and who had particular 
smiles for particular professors and grades of recog- 
nition for his inferiors, us of the lower world — yea. 
verily I say unto you. Bertie's head, inflated with 
gas, will take him up from this foul world in the 
glorious realms of the clouds, where his true worth 
will be more appreciated. 

Gov. Cleaves tried to be a dentist, but he filled 
some one's tooth with putty and lost his reputa- 
tion. Then he came down to Brunswick and 
bought out Mike Madden's position in the hearts 
of Freshmen. Gov. is the longest graduating grad- 
uate in the class. He began a year before the rest 
of us did and thus tried to take advantage of us. 
But we forgave him that, on his second recitation 
to Buck. His gain was not large enough to be 
reckoned. 

It is funny that the last three men in the class, 
Freddie Albee, Churchill, and Hadlock should have 
met the same fate. Their future is perfectly clear. 
They started for Freddie Marsh's home for inval- 
ided and tired members of '99 just as soon as they 
got their invitation. Preston dropped the hoe 
right in the middle of the potato patch and didn't 
stop running till he was aboard the train. But the 
train was wrecked and the smoke stack of the 
engine struck all of them. It entered the inner 
parallelogram of their diaphragmatic thorax, super- 
inducing membranous hemorrhages in the outer 
cuticle of their basilicontha-maturgist. I'll bet 
Pink is proud of me. But hold, did I say the last 
man had been examined? Let me think! 

Ah. what is this I see coming slowly down the 
lane? I am in the country. There's a neat little 
cottage at the head of the path, all covered with 
woodbine and surrounded with honeysuckle and 
hollyhocks. There's a trim little man with a sweet 
little girl tripping along beside him. A straw hat 
three sizes too large comes down over his ears and 
almost obscures the innocent child-like eyes behind 
a big pair of spectacles. Look, he stubs his toe 
and drops the basket of eggs under his arm and. 
ves, sir, his glasses fall off and break on a rock. 
Now can you guess who it is? Can't guess, well 
let me tell you that he has got a clothes-pin on his 
ear and piece of red yarn tied round his thumb, a 
big placard round his neck warning him not to 
forget "the Castoria for baby Hal or the shoes for 
Johnny or the tobacco for Tuber, the hired man, or 
the elastic for Alice's hat." He stops in the road. 

I 



looks down to the ground at his glasses and the 
little girl puts her jingers in her ears. "Just my 
luck. I always have the worst luck. There the old 
brindle cow had to step in the milk this morning, 
and the brown hen killed two chickens, and Lib 
kissed the hired girl, and that Gol-hanged editor 
wouldn't accept my poem on " Love in a Cottage, or 
Watch the Grass Grow and Grow Fat Yourself," 
and now I've busted my glasses. And the lovey- 
dove will have a fit. What you laughing at, you 
blamed ass!" Well, I got old Dana together, and 
as he couldn't remember whether the store was 
locked or he hadn't been there at all, we went back 
to the cottage, where I enjoyed the hospitality of 
the rural poet of our class. The only thing that 
he had to complain of was that his hired man 
Tuber Libby, kept the hired girl in a constant frenzy 
and made her absolutely worthless in the kitchen. 
But there is one thing, Yick said, that he couldn't 
get rid of her after she had once looked into Tuber's 
eyes. I left Tuber and Yick arguing as to whether 
champagne would make hens lay. The babbling 
brook in front of the cottage babbled on, and so 
did they. 

Friends, my classmates may never be great men. 
Most of us will be content with the little task that 
we can do best. They are all manly men. and I 
am glad that it has been my fortune to know them. 

I beg your indulgence for so tiresome a season 
of foolishness. 



PARTING ADDRESS. 
By Fred Raymond Marsh. 
Mr. President, Fellow-Classmates, and Friends of the 
College : 

The tradition of holding closing exercises on 
Class Day is one hallowed with the tenderest mem- 
ories that gather about our college. For many 
years it has been the custom of the Seniors to 
gather beneath the Thorndike oak on this occasion, 
hold some simple exercises, and then bid their last 
farewell to their Alma Mater. The history of the 
Thorndike oak, so closely associated with the 
Seniors' Class Day and graduation, is only a brief 
one. Let me tell it to you before we go. 

The first chapel ever held on the campus was in 
a room of Massachusetts Hall. At the close of the 
service, the youngest of the students, George Thorn- 
dike by name, half in jest and half in earnest, planted 
an acorn by the doorstep. The acorn grew to be a 
shrub, and the next year he carefully transplanted 
it to a spot where the Thorndike oak now stands. 
Thus started as it was by the one first to die of 
Bowdoin's graduates, this tree remains a fitting 
guardian of his memory and the long history of our 
college. From that time to this the Thorndike oak 
has grown old "with Bowdoin. and is the landmark 
dearest to the heart of every alumnus. The campus 
has changed, new buildings have been built, pro- 
fessors one by one have dropped away, students 
have come and gone, but the grand old tree has 
remained the same. 

In the autumn its leaves of silver and gold have 
waved a welcome to us as we returned from our 
summer's rest. In winter its limbs, bright and glis- 
tening with tljfiir icy coat, have looked down upon 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



93 



us as we hurried to our rooms. And now to-day 
still green hi its old age, scarred and beaten by the 
storms ol a century, it bids us God-speed as we lin- 
ger for our parting. 

Ihese trees and winding paths and grey old 
buildings mean more to us than trees and paths and 
recitation rooms. They have been intimately asso- 
ciated wth our lives; they are a part of ourselves. 
Each path recalls to us some memory of days gone 
by. Each tree whispers as we pass of times that are 
no more. Those cold stone buildings are alive with 
recollections of the past. Old Bowdoin is not a 
group of buildings on a beautiful campus; it is the 
living reality of the four years of our college course. 
As we sit here now, about to say our farewell to 
scenes that have become so dear, the best and old- 
est of us are boys. And yet on this campus and in 
these halls we have received that training which 
will mould and shape our future lives. College, 
after all, is but a miniature of the great world about 
us. Secluded here from its worry and its cares, we 
have had our sorrows and our joys, our defeats and 
our victories, our loves and our hates. Through 
all its mazes we have thought only of each day as 
it came and went, with no thought that some time 
the last would come. 

Fellow-classmates, the last has come. Our 
course is run. We must leave behind our friends, 
our studies, and our college, and with stern, set 
faces, turn to the greater world outside. Already it 
has called to some of us to go. In a few days we 
who now are gathered here a united class, will be 
scattered to every quarter of the globe. For us 
there will be no lessons to learn from the dry text- 
books. The chapel bell when it rings again its 
summons from those old towers, will no longer call 
for us to meet in its forms. Our college days are 
ended, and whether for weal or woe. life in all its 
reality lies before us. 

As we go, I would not call to mind the happy, 
happy days we have had together here. I would 
not remember the rooms where we have lived and 
spent so many hours in our hopes and aspirations 
for the future. I would forget for a moment the 
friendships we have formed with those whose suc- 
cess is our own. These thoughts belong to us as 
individuals, but there is one name which unites them 
all and as a class holds us in one kindred love. 
That name which includes all, our happy days, our 
different plans, scenes that are dear to every heart, 
friends that have become a part of ourselves, asso- 
ciations which will mold and fashion us for good 
or evil, through all the years to come: let that name 
be our last, " Old Bowdoin. our dear Alma Mater." 



Smoking the Pipe of Peace; 
After these exercises the class gathered 
about in a circle upon the grass and smoked 
the traditional pipe of peace, amid much 
pleasantry and sport, after which the ode by 
Hanson H. Webster was sung and the Halls 
were cheered. 

Class Ode. 
Air — " Juanita." 
Sweet day is dying 

While we, parting, sing our praise 
To noblest Bowdoin, 



And youth's cherished ways. 
Though they're gone forever 

College joys we'll love to tell. 
Though we'll aye remember 

Dearest haunts, farewell! 

Bless us, Alma Mater, 

As we fondly linger here; 
Bless us, grand old Bowdoin, 

To all mem'ry dear. 

Whate'er await us. 

In the larger life so near, 
Bowdoin shall lead us — 

And hope conquer fear. 
May the days, now future. 

Full of courage, virtue crowned. 
Win for Alma Mater 

Honor's best renown. 

Guide us, Alma Mater, 

Though we leave thy sheltering care; 
Guide us, grand old Bowdoin, 

Now and everywhere. 

Senior Promenade. 
The best of all hops from the standpoint 
of a class is its last own promenade. '99' is 
to be congratulated upon the beauty of its 
orders and the smoothness of its management, 
and with such music as Salem Cadet Orches- 
tra can furnish, and the splendid condition of 
the floor, this Senior Promenade was most 
perfect and ideal. 

The Dances. 

Waltz — Campus Dreams Blake 

i wo-Step — 1 he Thoroughbred Pharback 

Waltz — ihe Serenade Herbert 

Jr'ortiand 1-ancy— in the Good Old Style Tracy 

Waltz — The Telephone Girl Kerker 

i wo-btep — The Charlatan Sousa 

Waltz — Jvaiser Imperial Strauss 

iwo-Step — Semper Fidelis Sousa 

Waltz — aabbie Furst 

Two-Step — Maine Capitol Chase 

INTERMISSION AND SUPPER. 

Waltz — Song of Love Lisa 

Two-Step— VVhistling Rufus Mills 

Waltz — Kspana Waldteufel 

'i'wo-Step — Spirit of Liberty Rosey 

Waltz — New Paris Wohanka 

Schottische — In Ecstacy Christy 

Two-Step — The Old Guard Goldsmith 

Waltz — Bowdoin Libby 

Two-Step — Stars and Stripes Sousa 

Waltz — looi Nights Strauss 

The patronesses were Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. 
Alfred Mitchell, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Robinson, 
Mrs. Ploughton, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Wood- 
ruff, Mrs. Little, Mrs. Moody, Mrs. Hutchins, 
Mrs. Whittier, Mrs. Files, Mrs. MacDonald. 
Mrs. W. B. Mitchell. 

The committee upon whose shoulders 
rested the responsibility of both day and 



94 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



evening were Willis Bean Moulton, Francis 
Wayland Briggs, Wallace Humphrey White, 
Jr. 

MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATION. 
The graduating exercises of the Class of 
99 of the Medical School of Maine, took 
place at Memorial Hall, Wednesday fore- 
noon, June 2ist. The Address, delivered by 
Hon. Andrew Peters Wiswell, held the audi- 
ence's attention from start to finish, and the 
fashionable audience present were delighted 
with his practical remarks and literary acu- 
men. The Salem Cadet Band furnished 
excellent music. The programme was as 
follows : 

Music. 

Class March. 

Music. 

Address by Hon. A. P. Wiswell. 

Music 

Presentation of Diplomas. 

Music 

Class March. 

The class officers are : 

President — Horatio Smith Card, A.M. 

Vice-Presidents — George Eaton Simpson, 
A.B., Fitz Elmer Small, Oscar Edwin Hans- 
com, A.B. 

Secretar)^ — Howard Augustus Milliken. 

Treasurer — Charles Henry Leach. 

Marshal- -Ralph Dumphrey Simons. 

Committee — Gardiner Luther Sturdivant, 
Walter Eaton Tobie, Henry Willis Hurd, 
Ara Brooks Libby, A.B., Freeman Elisha 
Ijcnnett. 

The five following men stood at the head 
of their class in the order given, the last two 
being tied, and were honored by special men- 
tion after the exercises : 

Walter Eaton Tobie. 

Plenry Brown Hart. 

Norman John Gehring. 

Freeman Elisha Bennett. 

Daniel Webster Wentworth. 



COMMENCEMENT WEEK. 
Wednesday Afternoon. 
The Maine Historical Society held its 
annual meeting this afternoon. It was un- 
usually well attended, and regular annual 
business was transacted. 

The president, Hon. James P. Baxter, pre- 
sided. The business consisted of the election 
of officers and new members and was soon 



transacted. The society elected as resident 
members the 'following gentlemen : William 
W. Brown of Portland, Alfred Cole of Buck- 
field, George S. Hobbs of Portland, Weston 
Lewis of Gardiner, Josiah S. Maxcy of Gar- 
diner, Willis 1-5. Moulton of Portland, Edward 
C. Reynolds of South Portland, Everett S. 
Stackpole of Augusta, Albert R. Stubbs of 
Portland, Robert H. Gardiner of Gardiner, 
William H. Stevens of Portland. 

The following were chosen corresponding 
members : Col. John P. Nicholson of Phil- 
adelphia, Victor H. Paltsits of New York, 
James E. Seaver of Taunton, and John H. 
Sliness of Providence. 

The librarian, H. W. Bryant, reported that 
a number of valuable additions had been made 
to the library during the year and that the 
collection now numbered io,ooo volumes and 
about 25,000 pamphlets. 

From the report of the treasurer we learn 
that the funds of the society amount to 
$13,500 which is invested, and there is a gen- 
erous balance in the treasury. 

The society voted to suspend after the 
completion of the present volume, the loth, 
the collections of the society, and commence 
the publication of the Farnham documents, 
being papers and documents relating to the 
early history of the State. 

After much discussion it was voted to 
authorize the standing committee to report 
at the next annual meeting an amendment to 
the by-laws, providing for an annual assess- 
ment of the members and a fee for life mem- 
bership. 

The question of the time and place of the 
yearly field day was left with a special com- 
mittee, of whom Rev. Dr. Burrage of Port- 
land is chairman. 

The society re-elected the old board of 
officers, who are : President, James P. Bax- 
ter ; Vice-President, Rufus K. Sewall ; Corre- 
sponding Secretary and Biographer, Joseph 
Williamson : Treasurer, Fritz H. Jordan ; Re- 
cording Secretary, Librarian and Curator, H. 
W. Bryant ; Standing Committee, Rev. Henry 
S. Burrage of Portland, Prof. Henry L. Chap- 
man of Brunswick, Gen. John Marshall 
Brown of Falmouth, Hon. Edward P. Burn- 
ham of Saco, Hon. Samuel C. Belcher of 
Farmington, Capt. Charles E. Nash of Au- 
gusta, Col. John M. Glidden of Newcastle. 

The Phi Beta Kappa fraternity initiated 
into its honored and scholarly brotherhood 
the members eligible from '99 and the five at 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



95 



the head of 1900. Those from '99 were 
Briggs, Chamberlain, Dana, Hadlock, Hall, 
Hayden, Kaharl, Marsh, Moulton, Nason, 
Pattee, Topliff, Varney, Webster, and Wood- 
bury; and from 1900 were Bragdon, Harris, 
Pearson, Stackpole, West, and Whitney. 

The annual reunion of the Kappa Beta 
Phi was held at high noon upon the roof 
of the gymnasium, and fourteen from '99 were 
admitted and appointed to the following 
offices : 



Adams. 

Cleaves, R. S. 

Clarke. 

Godfrey. 

Hills. 

Lancey. 

Libby, W. T. 

Marston. 

Randall, 

Smith, R. G. 

Stockbridge. 

Thomas. 

Towle. 

White. 



Socialogicus. 

Mathematicus. 

Brassicus. 

Governmenticus. 

Biologicus. 

Hygenicus. 

Logicus, primus. 

Latinicus. 

Mineralogicus. 

Themicus. 

Logicus, secundus. 

Philosophicus. 

Ethicus. 

Literaturicus. 



1900 also had the following men chosen : 
Bacon, Chapman, Edwards, Gould, and Pot- 
tle. 

The President's reception was held during 
the early part of the evening, at which the 
President and Mrs. Hyde, together with the 
P^aculty and their wives and invited guests, 
passed a pleasant social evening with the 
graduating class in their midst. 

The fraternity reunions ended the day and 
in most cases heralded another. These re- 
unions are always well attended, and the 
pleasure derived from meeting old and young 
brothers can not be adequately expressed in 
cold black and white. 

Thursday. 

The 94th Commencement Day, and it 
marks the formal entrance of the Class of 
'99 into the world outside of the campus of 
their Ahna Mater. 

The early morning was devoted to social 
chats about the campus, obtaining tickets for 
the alumni dinner, and the alumni business 
meeting. 

At a little past to o'clock, the procession 
to the Congregational church, where the 
graduating exercises were held, was formed 
by Marshal Oilman. In this the classes were 
formed in order of graduation. The Salem 
Cadet Band headed the line. The following 
was the order of the graduating exercises : 



Music. 
Prayer. 
Music. 
The Church and tlic Social Problem, 

Byron Strickland Philoon. 
The Utilitarian Tendency in College Education. 

Willis Bean Moulton. 
The Influence of Poetry on National Character. 

Arthur Huntington Nason. 
Music. 
The Social Aspect of the Saloon Problem. 

Drew Bert Hall. 

The College Man. Harold Fessenden Dana. 

In Darkest America. Fred Raymond Marsh. 

Music. 

Conferring of Degrees. 

Pr.\yer. 

Benediction. 

Those who received the degree of Bachelor 
of Arts are : 

Winburn Bowdoin Adams, Limerick; Fred 
Houdlett Albee, Head Tide; Francis Wayland 
Briggs, Pittsfield: Walter Littlefield Came, Alfred; 
Edward Blanchard Chamberlain. Bristol; Preston 
Banks Churchill, Winthrop, Mass.; Walter Brad- 
ley Clarke, Damariscotta; Lincoln Lewis Cleaves, 
Bridgton; Royal Senter Cleaves, Bridgton; Harold 
Fessenden Dana, Portland; Frank Leslie Dutton, 
North Anson; Frederick Arthur Fogg, Saco; Ed- 
ward Rawson Godfrey, Bangor; Ralph Milo Green- 
law, Gorham, N. H.; Edwin Samuel Hadlock, 
Portland; Drew Bert Hall. Brunswick; Philip 
Choate Haskell, Westbrook; Alton Amaziah Hay- 
den, Presque Isle; Louis Luville Hills, Welch, La.; 
Loten Drew Jennings, North Wayne; Edgar 
Alonzo Kaharl, Fryeburg; Walter Stimpson Mundy 
Kelley, Portland; Henry Warren Lancey, Pittsfield; 
Francis Lewis Lavertu, Berlin, N. H.; Leon 
Brooks Leavitt, Wilton; Lucien Percy Libby, West- 
brook; Willard True Libby, Auburn; Fred Ray- 
mond Marsh, Eustis, Fla. ; Henry Edward Mars- 
ton. North Anson; Roy Leon Marston. Skowhe- 
gan; Waldo Thomas Merrill, Waterville; Willis 
Bean Moulton. Portland; Arthur Huntington 
Nason, Augusta; Harry Benton Neagle, Lubec; 
Edwin Warren Nelson, Calais; Sumner Chad- 
bourne Pattee, Belfast; Charles Cross Phillips, 
South Brewer; Byron Strickland Philoon, Auburn; 
Sumner Charles Poore. South Bridgton; Chase 
Pulsifer, Auburn; Robert Earle Randall, Freeport; 
John Conway Rogers, Jr., Pembroke; Albert 
Moore Rollins. Calais; Joseph Dawson Sinkinson, 
Portland; Ralph Gardiner Smith, Brewer; Win- 
ford Henry Smith, Westbrook; William Dennett 
Stockbridge, Freeport; Cony Sturgis, Augusta; 
Roy Houghton Thomas. Yarmouthville; William 
Lawton Thompson, Portland; Samuel Topliff, 
Evanston. 111.; Clifton Augustus Towle, Winthrop; 
Everett Wilmot Varney, Fort Fairfield; William 
Townshend Vea^ie, Bangor; Hanson Hart Web- 
ster, Portland: Wallace Humphrey White. Jr., Lew- 
iston; Jacob Ernest Wignott, Natick, Mass.; Carl 
Vose Woodbury. Woodfords. 

The following honorary degrees were 
conferred: D.D., upon Rev. Henry King, 
'59, Rev. George C. Cressey, '75 ; LL.D., 



96 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



upon Mr. Henry Gannet, Washington, D. C. ; 
A.M., upon Mr. Joseph P. Thompson. 

The Goodwin Commencement prize was 
awarded to Arthur Huntington Nason of 
Augusta, Me. 

Other prizes announced were : The 
Brown extemporaneous to Cleaves, L., '99, 
and Neagle, "99 ; the Pray Enghsh to Marsh, 
"99 ; Enghsh composition to Briggs, '99, Ka- 
harl, '99, and Thompson, '99, Chamberlain, 
'99 ; Mathematics to A^ose, 1901 ; Latin to 
Sills, 1901, and Greek to Sills, 1901. 

Immediately after these exercises the pro- 
cession marched to the Sargent Gymnasium, 
where tables were loaded with good thmgs 
for the Alumni, Faculty, and a very few in- 
vited gTiests. 

Early Classes — Josiah Crosby, '35, of Dexter; 
George M. Adams, '44, of Newton, Mass.; George 
F. Emery, '36, Portland: S. F. Humphrey, "48, 
Bangor; W. L. Jones, '49, Pomona, Cal. ; George 
O. Robinson, '49, Cambridge, Mass.; S. P. Breck, 
'50, West Woolwich; J. E. Adams, "53, Bangor; 
Joseph Williamson, '49, Belfast. 

1854 — Franklin A. Wilson of Bangor, John G. 
Stetson of Boston, Henry Hyde Smith of Boston, 
John A. Douglass of Amesbury, Mass., Ambrose 
Eastman of Boston, D. A. Linscott of Boston, C. 
Greeley of Chicago. 

1856 — E. B. Palmer of Winchester, Mass. 

1857— Charles W. Pickard of Portland, C. L. 
Nickols of Phippsburg. 

1858 — F. M. Drew of Lewiston. 

1859 — Horatio O. Ladd of Jamaica, N. Y., 
Henry M. King of Providence, R. I., C. F. 
Bracket! of Princeton, N. J. 

i860 — H. C. Robinson of Newcastle, S. M. Came 
of Alfred, Horace N. Burbank of Saco. A. F. Buck- 
nam of Warren, 111. 

1861 — L. A. Emery of Ellsworth, Edw. Stanwood 
of Brookline. Mass., Charles O. Hunt of Portland, 
Loring Farr of Manchester. 

1862— Albion Burbank of Exeter, N. H. 

1863 — Thomas M. Given of Topsham. 

1865 — Charles Fish of Brunswick. 

i866~F. H, Gerrish of Portland, Henry L. 
Chapman of Bowdoin, Charles K. Hinkley of Gor- 
ham. 

1867— W. S. Hutchinson of Boston, J. N. Mac- 
Donald of Stoneham, Mass., I. S. Curtis of Bruns- 
wick, Stanley Plummer of Dexter, George P. Dav- 
enport of Bath. 

1868— Charles A. Ring of Portland, Charles G. 
Holyoke of Edgecomb, John A. Hinckley of Gor- 
ham. 

1869— F. H. Eaton of Portland, Hiram Tuell of 
Milton, Mass., Norman Call of Boston, C. A. 
Stephens of Boston, J. C. Coombs of Boston, 
George W. Hale of Nashville, Edward P. Payson 
of Boston, Henry B. Quinby of Lakeport, N. Y., 
D, H. Knowlton of Farmington, A. Woodside of 
Rockland. 

1871 — Everett S. Stackpole of Augusta. J. F. 
Cheney of Topsham. 

1872 — Herbert Harris of East Machias. 



1873— A. F. Moulton of Portland, A. E. Her- 
rick ot Bethel, A. P. Wiswell of Ellsworth. 

1S74— Ernest S. Hobbs of Aurora, 111., H. H. 
Emery of Portland, W. M, Payson of Boston, E. 
N. Merrill of Skowhegan, Don A. H. Powers of 
Houlton, L.. H. Kimball, Charles J. Palmer of 
Lanesboro, Mass. 

1875— A. M. Card of Head of Tide, Me., S. C. 
Whitimore of Brunswick, 

1876 — Oliver C. Stevens of Boston, E. H. Kim- 
ball of Bath, A. T. Parker, C. T, Hawes of Ban- 
gor, Alpheus Sanford of Boston, Tascus Atwood 
of -Auburn. 

1877 — George L. Thompson of Brunswick, 
Edgar M. Cousins of Biddeford, H. V. Stackpole 
of Brunswick, Charles E. Cobb of .\uburn, D. D. 
Gilman of Brunswick. 

1878 — George L. Purinton of Farmington, S. E. 
Smith of Thomaston. 

1879— Frank Kimball of Norway, H. B. Fifield 
of Conway, N. H._, J. P. Huston of Newcastle, G. 
W. Bourne of Kennebunk, O. C. S. Davies of 
Augusta, Charles F. Johnson of Waterville, S. S. 
Stearns of Norway, H. D. Bowker of Milford, 
Mass.. A. L. Lumbert of Boston, Walter G. Davis 
of Portland, H. A. Huston of Lafayette, Ind. 

1880— Walter P. Perkins of Cornish, A. H. 
Holmes of Brunswick. 

1881 — Edgar O. Achorn of Boston, William 
King of Brunswick. Charles H. Cutter of Bangor, 
F. H. Little of Portland. 

1882— Arthur F. Belcher of Portland, M. S. Hol- 
way of Augusta, W. A. Moody of Brunswick, F. 
H. Blondel of Topsham. 

1883— H. E. Cole and C. A. Corliss of Bath, S. 
T. B. Jackson of Portland. 

1884— F. P. Knight of South Portland, J. A. 
Waterman of Gorham, Charles C. Torrey of An- 
dover, Mass., Donald C. Clark of Boston. 

1885— F. N. Whittier of Brunswick, E. W. Free- 
man of Portland, Eugene Thomas of Topsham, 
F. W. Alexander of Richmond. 
1887— M. I.. Kimball of Norway. 
,888— Wm. T. Hall. Jr., of Bath, Wm. L. Black 
of Hamilton, N. J., A. C. Dresser of Portland, P. 
F. Marston of Lancaster, N. H.. H. S. Card of 
Woodfords. A. C. Shorey of Brunswick. J. L. Doo- 
little of Brunswick. 

1889— C. H. Foes of Houlton, O. L. Rideout of 
Portland, F. J. C. Little of Augusta, F. C. Russell 
of Newburg, N. Y., Frank M. Russell of Boston. 
Frank L. Staples of Augusta, O. R. Smith of Mid- 
dleboro, Mass., E. L. .^dams. L. J. Bodge, San- 
ford L. Fogg of Bath, William McEnery of Fall 
River, Wallace .S. Elden of Waterville. 

i8on— William T. Dunn. W. B. Mitchell, C. L. 
Hutchinson. A. C. Smith of Middleboro, Mass. 

1801 — Henry H. Noyes of New Gloucester, Wil- 
fiert G. Mallett of Farmington. H. F. Smith of 
Brunswick, A. P. McDonald of Bath, Henry S, 
Chaoman of Boston, G. .A. Porter of North Anson, 
E. H. Newbesin of Ayer. Mass.. P. C. Newbegin 
of Patten, C. V. Minott, Jr., of Phippsburg, Ivory 
C. Jordan of Charleston, Me. 

1802— Leon M. Fobes of Pordand, W. O. Hersey 
of Frepport. James D. Merriman of New York 
Citv. F. V. Gumraer of Brunswick. C. M. Pennell 
of Farmington. A. L. Hersey of Portland. W. B. 
Kenniston of Yarmouth. 

189.3— C. W. Peabody of Portland. Charles C. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



97 



Bucknam of Boston, A. S'. Haggett of Newcastle, 
H. L, McCann, B. F. Barker of Bath, G. S. Machan 
of Providence. M. S. Clifford of Bangor, R. R. 
Goodell of Orono. 

1894 — Edgar M. Simpson of Bangor, F. G. Far- 
rington of Skowhegan, H. S. Horsman of Prince- 
ton. F. W. Pickard of Portland, Elias Thomas, 
Jr., of Portland, B. B. VVhitcomb of Ellsworth, 
F. W. Flood of Andover, Mass., C. E. Merritt of 
,\ubnrn. S. P. Buck of Woolwich. Norman McKin- 
non of Foxcroft, H. C. Wilbur of Woodfords, 
Charles A. Flagg of Albany, H. E. Andrews of 
Boston, W. W. Thomas of Portland, E. H. Sykes 
of Billerica, Mass., F. W. Dana of New York. 

1895— G. E. Simpson of Alna, W. F. Haskell of 
Westbrook, Louis C. Hatch of Bangor, Alfred 
Mitchell, Jr., of Togus, A. L. Dennison of East 
Corinth, George C. Webber of Lewiston, William 
Ingraham of Portland. Arthur H. Stetson of Bos- 
ton, H, B. Russ of Portland, F. W. Blair of Booth- 
bay Harbor, R. T. Parker of Rumford Falls, Joseph 
B. Roberts of Buffalo, N. Y.. H. L. Fairbanks of 
Bangor, N. S. A. Kimball of Portland. James W. 
CraAvford of Brunswick. 

1896— T. D. Bailey of Bangor, F. E. Bradbury, 
John E. Frost of Maiden, M. C. Eastman of Port- 
land. W. W. Fogg, Charles Stone, F. C. Peaks of 
Dover. H. O. Clough of Kennebunkport. Howard 
Gilpatric of Biddeford, Philip Dana of Westbrook, 
John E. Burbank of Strong. John B. Thompson. E. 
H. Lyford of Farmington, Charles A. Knight of 
Augusta. Ralph M. Leighton of Hallowell. Charles 
Marston of Skowhegan, Preston Kyes of North 
Jay. , 

Special Guests — George W. Hammond of Bos- 
ton, Prof. B. F. Marsh of Eustis. Fla., Rev. A. J. 
Conrad of Worcester. Mass., Dr. W. R. Newbold. 
dean of graduate school of University of Pennsyl- 
vania. Judge T. H. Haskell of Portland. 

This host, together with the last two 
classes, and the present graduating class, 
numbered over five hundred. 

After the dinner was served President 
Hyde introduced the post-prandial exercises 
by a concise and interesting speech, mention- 
ing events and changes during the current 
year. He expressed the pleasure of the Fac- 
ulty and students to see so many graduates 
return and lay the tributes of their success in 
life at the feet of their Alma Mater. He be- 
lieved also that it was pleasant for them to 
renew their acquaintance with the ideals of 
their youth and see how far they had lived up 
to them. This year had been a glorious year 
so far as the athletic sports of the college 
have been concerned. This year the efforts 
of six years had been crowned by the success 
of first place at Worcester. [Loud cheers.] 

President Hyde next referred to the con- 
test over the seal, and said that the expres- 
sion of the graduates had been in favor of the 
old seal. So the old seal was the seal of the 
college still. [Cheers.] 



The four years course of the Medical 
School had been begun, and it had been 
arranged for the last two years to be taken in 
Portland. [Applause.] 

The trustees had still adhered to their 
opinion that Greek should be required for the 
degree of A.B. Dr. Hyde explained that this 
had not been his wish ; but all must bow to 
the vi'ill of the trustees. 

One of the first needs of the college was a 
suitable library building, where the collection 
might be kept more safely, 

A new gymnasium should also be built 
beyond Appleton Hall, allowing the present 
gymnasium to be transformed into a heating 
station. 

Also a larger endowment fund was needed. 
Only by the most strict economy could Bow- 
doin be kept up to the position which its 
friends wished it to occupy. But after all, 
the real wealth of the college was not in its 
buildings or its endowments, but in the splen- 
did stock of Maine youth from which the stu- 
dent body was recruited and in the laborious 
and devoted Faculty. [Applause.] 

President Hyde then introduced the first 
speaker of the afternoon. Gen. Oliver O. 
Howard. He began by saying: 

" I thank you for this warm reception. I 
hardly think that I deserve it, and it is prob- 
ably clue to the magnificent introduction 
which 1 have received.' 

Then General Howard said humorously 
that he proposed to speak about "Harvard's 
gift to Bowdoin." There have been some 
things about Harvard that he did not like. 
President Eliot had said some things about 
the old soldiers which might well have been 
left unsaid ; and a professor of Harvard had 
tal<en a wrong position when it was the 
nation's duty to stop the murdering in Cuba. 
"Then," continued General Howard, "J have 
alwavs thought that Bowdoin was much 
superior to Harvard. The students have a 
closer association with their instructors, for 
one thing." The efifect of this association 
the speaker pictured in its uplifting effects. 
Mrs. Browning had said that if you would 
raise men up you must raise up their souls. 
This had been aptly expressed by one of the 
young gentlemen in the graduating class. 
" Bovs, be cheerful, raise up your hearts. 
Some people do it by strong drink, but that 
is not the way. Especially that is a bad way 
for a doctor," [laughter and applause] was 
the next exhortation of the gray-haired war- 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



rior. He said he was disposed to pardon 
Harvard because of Harvard's gift to Bow- 
doin in tlie great president wliicla she has 
to-day. [Loud cheers.] 

He then dwelt briefly upon military affairs, 
expansion, and general social and religious 
activities. 

President Hyde introduced as the next 
speaker and representative of the overseers. 
Rev. Mr. Cutler. He spoke of the advances 
in the college during the past year and of the 
hopes in the future. 

General Thomas H. Hubbard was the next 
speaker. President Hyde introduced him, 
not as soldier, trustee, attorney or class rep- 
resentative, but as a warm friend of the col- 
lege. His subject was the advantages of a 
college education. 

Mr. Henry J. P'urber of Chicago, a mem- 
ber of the Class of '6i, was next called upon. 
His talk was in the way of advice to the lately 
made graduates. He advised them to follow 
the example of Gen. Howard, who always 
acted in a way characterized by his energy at 
Fair Oaks, and never to skulk behind. They 
should remember that no success comes with- 
out effort. If the path seems rough, think 
that it has been trod by all who have attained 
true success. 

Professor Newbold of the University of 
Pennsylvania was the next speaker. He 
spoke of the high standing of Bowdoin. He 
said that a Bowdoin graduate at the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania had the same standing 
as graduates of Yale, Harvard or Cornell. 

President Hyde next called upon Rev. Dr. 
Conrad of Worcester. He spoke of the in- 
fluence of colleges upon the great national 
questions. The influence exerted by the 
Christian colleges of the country was the 
greatest in the country. 

Mr. George Thomas of Portland, next 
entertained the gathering by most acceptably 
rendering "The Foresters." 

The Rev. William L. Jones, '49, of Cali- 
fornia was next called upon. After these 
speeches each class having over five members 
present was represented by one man. 

The Class of "59 was represented by Prof. 
Francis C. Brackett of Princeton ; '69 was rep- 
resented by Henry B. Quimby ; '74 by C. F. 
Merriman ; '79 by Charles F. Johnson ; '84 by 
Prof. C. C. Torrey ; '89 by Sanford L. Fogg ; 
and the classes of the 'go's by Harry E. 
Andrews of the Class of '94. 



During the week many of the past classes 
have held reunions at various places, as Port- 
land, Brunswick, and Gurnet's, not to men- 
tion the many informal reunions about tne 
"ends," Jake's, Gurnet's, and the Tontine 
Hotel. 

The classes which held their regidar re- 
unions, having graduated five or multiples of 
five years ago, were those of '49, '54, '59, '69, 
'74, 79, '89, and '94. 

Notes. 

The following physicians, who have been 
demonstrators on the Faculty of the school, 
have been advanced to the rank of instructors : 
Alfred King of Portland, anatomy ; F. N. 
Whittier of Brunswick, bacteriology ; Edward 
C. McDonough of Portland, histology; 
George H. Brock of Portland, surgery. 

Henry De Forest Smith has been elected 
assistant professor. 

The following have been elected over- 
seers : Judge A. P. Wiswell, Prof. Charles 
C. Torrey of Andover, Mass., and George 
Carev of Machias. 



PTPiLETICS. 



Owing to the unexpected absence of the college 
scorer we are unable to publish the detailed report 
of the Toronto-Bowdoin game or a summary of 
the work of the team. The first number of the 
Orient for the tall term will contain a summary 
of all games played this season, together with the 
batting and fielding averages of all the players. 

Bowdoin 12, U. of T. 4. 

Bowdoin had no trouble in defeating U. of T. 
in an iminteresting game. The .Toronto team was 
crippled, and borrowed Stanwood and Pottle of 
Bowdoin to play right field and third. The Cana- 
dians could not touch Libby, while Glassford was 
batted freely. For Bowdoin, Libby, Neagle, and 
Wignott put up the best game. The feature of 
Toronto's play was a double by Pottle. McDonald, 
and Seavv. 



BENEATH THE BONNET. 

Beneath a pink sun-bonnet, 

With sunlight on it, 

A lassie stood; and near 

Her laddie dear. 

Beneath the bonnet two blue eyes 

Sent him replies, 

And 'neath it blushed two bonnie cheeks, 

Sun-tanned for weeks, 

And two red lips, and teeth — two rows. 

And two — there goes ! — 

Two heads — and pity on it 

Beneath the bonnet. — Wesleyan Lit. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, SEPTEMBER 28, 1899. 



Vol. XXIX. 



No. 10. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THDRSDAT DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
TEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLKGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babb, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

ISLAY F. McCormick, 1900, Business Manager. 
Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Harry C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 
Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 
Charles E. Bellatty. 

Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies, 10 Cents. 

Extr.i copies can be obtained at the boolcstores or on applica- 
tion to the Business Manager. 

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

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 10.— September 28, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 99 

Y. M. C. A. Keception 102 

Base-Ball Statement 102 

College News 103 

Y. M. C. A 104 

Personals 104 

The delay in this issue of the Orient is 
unavoidable, and the nature of the first weeks 
of the term must be the reason. 

The Orient plans to appear about Thurs- 
day, but its appearance depends upon the 
presence of the Editors at college, and when 
absent as last week the paper suffers accord- 
ingly. 

A thought that must have occurred to 
many on unlocking their doors for the first 



time this fall and on beholding the dust and 
confusion that reigned in their rooms, is, why 
in the name of all that's decent are not the 
college rooms housecleaned during the latter 
part of the summer ? At Harvard and many 
other colleges and universities the rooms are 
put in order prior to their occupancy; why 
should not some little attention be given to 
cleanliness here ? The room rents are 
nearly as high as those paid in cities where 
such rooms would not only be fully furnished 
but kept in absolute neatness. The expense 
of cleaning the rooms could not be very great ; 
and what the objection to it is, the Orient 
fails to discover. 



The Faculty which greets us this year has 
undergone but a few trifling changes. The 
most noteworthy is the absence of Professor 
Hutchins for a year of study in Europe, while 
his department here at college is handled by 
Mr. John Burbank, Bowdoin, '96, and Har- 
vard, '99. Mr. Andrews, '96, who conducted 
a course in English last year, is now one of 
the Faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. 



Not for many years, if ever, has Bowdoin 
College experienced such an auspicious open- 
ing of order and activity. The very initiatory 
meetings of the various classes marked the 
first regular work of the year, and the fol- 
lowing day was not distinguishable from the 
usual college day by the least perceptible 
dissimilarity. 

The elimination of the "Rope Pull," 
"Foot-Ball Rushes," and general cutting of 
classes is very gratifying to the estimable pro- 
motors of this innovation, and very com- 
mendable in the student body. The benefit 
of this change is too apparent to require 



100 



BOWBOIN ORrENt. 



explanation. Although the danger from the 
customary manner of opening the year has 
never been very materially felt, yet it can but 
be acknowledged that it lurked there, crop- 
ping out in an occasional bloody nose, black 
eye, or barked shin, and savored altogether 
too much of broken and sprained limbs. No 
one begrudges the Sophomores whatever 
pleasure they may discover in the raillery and 
banter with which it is customary to burden 
the neophyte ; doubtless, a class thus lack- 
ing in college discipline would be as unpopu- 
lar as a business manager collecting subscrip- 
tions ; but many of the hazmg practices, which 
we students well know are truly unexplain- 
able, obsolete, and nonsensical customs, 
deserve to be entirely done away with. 

The fellows all seem to again enter into 
the college existence with vim and delight, 
while recent scenes, suggested by brown skin 
or well-lined pockets, soon sink into partial 
oblivion, awakened only occasionally by the 
light of the reminiscental pipe. 

The Freshman Class outnumbers consid- 
erably all recent entering classes, and we only 
hope they may be as strong in scholarship, 
athletics, and good-fellowship. 

Advice to a Freshman is too often useless, 
yet there is a grain of truth in the stereotype 
remark of the upper classman that he wished 
he had done better work as a Freshman and 
not neglected so many early and beneficial 
opportunities. The first year almost abso- 
lutely marks out the line of growth during 
the other three. Let the first steps be guided 
by the influence of such potent factors as the 
desk, the library, the gymnasium, and the best 
in fellow-students, and the college will gradu- 
ate a class worthy of the honor of Bowdoin 
Alumni and a true index of a new century. 



The Foot-Ball team is getting into form 
with rapid strides. The early dates in the 
schedules, not to mention the teams which 
we meet on these dates, necessitate rapid 
development and considerable practice during 



the two weeks or so before the first game. A 
very encouraging squad has turned out on 
the gridiron and, with proper coaching and a 
due amount of moral support from the fellows, 
a team of sterling qualities should represent 
Bowdoin, winning still more honor for our 
foot-ball record. 

The team probably will not be as heavy 
as that of some previous years, but that fact 
should the more tend to produce active team 
work, now admitted to be paramount in the 
game as played these last few years. Hardly 
more than half a dozen of the '98 team will 
be back this year, but the vacancies should 
be but an impetus to one and all of the squad, 
and, judging from the new material, not a 
cause of despondency to the student body. 

The coaching question apparently is 
unusually well solved this year with a corps 
of graduate coaches of such men as Sykes, 
'95 ; Fairl)anks, '95 ; Ives, '98 ; Stanwood, '98; 
Clarke, '99; Albee, '99; Stockbridge, '99, and 
Murphy, Med., and under the general super- 
vision of Mr. F. J. Crolius, a player of 
renowned ability, and captain of the Dart- 
mouth '98 eleven. 

The games commence October 4th at 
Cambridge, and continue through the season 
until Thanksgiving Day. The schedule 
deserves the approbation of the fellows ; 
although just a bit stifif for a Maine team, yet 
it contains more possible glory than any 
schedule of the past. 

Captain Clarke and Manager Spear should 
be complimented on the large squad in train- 
ing, composed of the following men : Bod- 
well, Hunt, Hamilton, Shaw, Giles, Merrill, 
Levensaler, Cloudman, Laferriere, Gregson, 
Connors, Webb, Hill, Mitchell, Kelley, Snow, 
Bellatty, Shaughnessy, Leighton, Donnell, 
Swett, Sylvester, Lewis, Beane, Dunlap, 
Walker, '02, Coffin, Walker, '03, Sinkinson, 
Small, Soule, Martelle, Sparks, Chapman, 
Gardner. 

The schedule is not quite completed. The 
Bates game is still to be decided, and possibly 



BOWDOIN ORIENl'. 



101 



a game may be played with New Hampshire 
State College during the season. 

Wednesday, October 4th, Harvard at 
Cambridge. 

Saturday, October 7th, Dartmouth at 
Hanover. 

Saturday, October 14th, U. of M. at 
Brunswick. 

Saturday, October 21st, Amherst at Am- 
herst. 

Saturday, October 28th, Tufts at Bnms- 
wick. 

Wednesday, November ist, Exeter at 
Exeter. 

Saturday, November 4th, Colby at Port- 
land. 

Wednesday, November 15th, Tufts at Col- 
lege Hill. 

Saturday, November i8th, Holy Cross at 
Worcester. 

Thursday, November 23d, P. A. C. at 
Portland. 



Two needed and important provisions 
have been made this last vacation by the 
college authorities, one for our comfort and 
the other for our safety. 

The campus, during the early spring rains, 
when the ground has not become sufficiently 
softened to permit the absorption of the melted 
.snow and ice, has been too long a butt for 
witticisms or complaints, and now we learn 
that these extremely disagreeable two or three 
weeks will no longer be an attribute of spring 
at Brvmswick. Drains have been laid under 
ground about the campus, culminating back 
of Memorial Hall in the opening of an old 
sewer. From thence there is a free passage to 
the river ; thus we are assured that this new 
system of drains will prevent any semblance 
of the campus as viewed in past springs. 

The other and perhaps the more important 
provision is in regard to prevention of injury 
or loss by fire. Many are the editorials 
which the Orient has published upon the 
inadequate fire system at Bowdoin ; and it is 
now very gratifying to inform the student 



body that possibilities of a fire need no more 
cause alarm or worry. Most ample and 
efficient preparations for a cool reception to 
the fire fiend has been made and, together 
with the nature of the dormitories, provides a 
system most perfect. 

Each dormitory is separated into "ends" 
by a brick fire wall which extends from 
ground to roof and from side to side. The 
roof is easily accessible through a skylight, 
always unlocked, and a fixed iron ladder 
leading to the same. This clearly supplies a 
passage above and down the adjacent "end" 
if the fire is below, and if the fire is above the 
usual egress furnishes an escape. In addition 
to these, each floor of an "end" is to be sup- 
plied with a Babcock Fire Extinguisher ; and 
a line of 500 feet of hose, all reeled, and with 
the necessary tools, is to be housed in the rear 
of the college work shop. The workmen are 
to be organized as a sort of fire company and 
the fellows will always have access to the 
hose, so no delay will be occasioned when 
they are needed. All this is pleasant to learn, 
and the practical use of the fire apparatus is 
of such vital importance that it should deter 
one and all from its illegitimate employment. 
However, should any miscreant meddle with 
it, extreme measures should be adopted by 
the proper authorities ; besides, such would 
be only just to and desired by the occupants 
of rooms upon the college campus. 



One can not help remarking upon the 
usefulness and convenience of the Y. M. C. 
A. handbooks and the College book of regu- 
lations. 

The Orient compliments the Association 
upon the tasty and attractive manifestation of 
its sincere interest in the welfare and peace of 
the students, and the college authorities she 
thanks for so needed and concise an acquaint- 
ance with rules and methods with many of 
which even Seniors are not cognizant. 

These two handy publications together 
furnish a brief resume of the preceding year ; 



102 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



an acquaintance with the campus, buildings, 
organizations, points of interest about town ; 
an insight into college customs ; a knowledge 
of the college regulations ; and thus a com- 
pendium of practical information and facts, 
impossible to be too highly appreciated, are 
at the student's elbow for ready reference. 



Y. M. C. A. RECEPTION. 

All who attended the reception given the 
Freshmen Thursday evening, September 
2ist, by the Y. M. C. A. report a very enjoy- 
able evening. An unusually large number of 
upper classmen were present to meet the 
members of the incoming class, and by their 
sociability and genial conduct left no doubt 
in the minds of the new men that they were 
heartily welcome to Bowdoin. It seems es- 
pecially appropriate that the Y. M. C. A. 
reception, the only occasion when the Fresh- 
men are formally welcomed to the college in 
all its departments, should be held in the 
Library, symbolizing the close harmony and 
inter-dependence which it is the aim of the 
Association to establish between the religious 
and intellectual interests of the college. 

Shortly after eight o'clock the students 
began to arrive, and for an hour discussed 
the exciting events of the week and also the 
ice-cream and cake provided by their hosts. 

Perhaps the most pleasant feature was the 
welcome formally extended by the President 
of the Association, and representatives of 
different departments of college life. 

President Robinson, in a few well chosen 
words, explained the attitude the Association 
takes toward college life. President Hyde's 
remarks were most helpful. He expressed 
his sincere delight at the marks of new vigor 
manifested in the Y. M. C. A. and commended 
the new line of work carried out during the 
opening week. Professor Little, in wel- 
coming 1903 to the library, made a plea for 
the more general use of the library by the two 
lower classes, and, for that matter, by all the 
students. Professor Robinson made a par- 



ticularly felicitous speech, in which he showed 
how the evolution of the human body has 
deferred to that of the spiritual nature, and 
that while our little strength, put in opposi- 
tion to the steadily moving wheels of spiritual 
progress cannot avail to check its resistless 
advance, yet it is our glorious privilege, by 
putting our shoulders to those same wheels, 
to accelerate by so much the ultimate triumph 
of a cause that can not fail. 

Burnell, 1900, Larrabee, 1901, and E. R. 
Kelley, 1902, spoke in behalf of their 
respective classes, and were followed by 
McCormick, 1900, of the Orient board and 
Webber, 1900, of the Quill board. 



BASE-BALL STATEMENT. 
As manager of last year's base-ball team 
I wish to submit the following report : 



RECEIPTS. 




Subscriptions collected, 


$622.00 


Gate receipts. 


336.06 


Guarantees, 


470.00 


Subscriptions unpaid, 


99-50 




$1,527.56 


EXPENDITUKES 




Expense of trips. 


$650.11 


Wright 6- Ditson, 


287.00 


Coaching, 


153-00 


Guarantees, 


150.00 


Work on field, 


80.25 


Checks, 


58.30 


Printing, 


22.00 


Managers' meetings. 


18.20 


Umpires, 


29.80 


Express, stamps, etc., 


14.80 


Sundries, 


19-25 




$1,482,71 


Total receipts 


$1,527.56 


Total expenses. 


1,482.71 



Balance, $44-85 

Joseph W. Whitney, Manager. 



Hereafter when you wish a book reserved in the 
library for you, it will cost one cent. This sum is 
to pay for a postal card, which will be mailed you 
as soon as the book desired by you is returned to 
the library, and will tell you that the book has been 
returned and will be held for you for forty-eight 
hours. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



lOS 



COLLEGE NEWS. 



Professor Johnson arrived Thursday from his 
trip to France. 

Babb, igoo, is coaching the Brunswick High 
School Foot-ball team this season. 

"Joe" Pendleton has been with us the last week 
representing the Lovell Arms Co., athletic supplies, 
etc. 

A section of the book-case in the charging room 
has been filled with books selected with especial 
reference to the various courses now being taken, 
and will repay a careful survey. 

The copies of the rules and regulations of the 
college which were distributed at the opening of the 
term, containing, as they do, a plain and concise 
statement of what is expected and required of each 
student, will surely be productive of much good, as 
well as very useful. 

Henry J. Furber, '6i, of Chicago, the founder of 
the Smyth Mathematical Library, last June pre- 
sented the library the sum of $500, with which to 
fill up the files of the mathematical periodicals and 
purchase more mathematical works for this im- 
portant branch of our library. The gift is much 
appreciated. 

President Hyde met the students chosen to serve 
on the college jury Friday evening in Room 7, 
i\Iemorial Hall. The jury is composed as follows: 
John R. Bass, representing igoo ; Ernest T. Smith, 
igoi ; John H. Sinkinson, 1902; Malcolm S. Wood- 
bury, igo3 ; James P. Webber, Alpha Delta Phi ; 
James F. Knight, Psi Upsilon; Percy A. Babb, 
Delta Kappa Epsilon ; Erwin G. Giles, Theta Delta 
Chi ; Charles E. H. Beane, Delta Upsilon ; George 
F. Goodspeed, Zeta Psi ; Harry A. Beadle, Kappa 
Sigma ; and Frederick C. Lee, non-society. Knight 
was chosen foreman and Bass, secretary. The 
regular meetings are held the sixth Monday of the 
term. 

A meeting of the Base-Ball Association was held 
in Memorial Hall Wednesday afternoon. The fol- 
lowing officers were elected for the ensuing year : 
President, Roland E. Clarke, igoi, of Houlton ; 
vice-president, Fred A. Stanwood, igo2, Wellesley, 
Mass. ; secretary, Ralph B. Stone, igo2. Otter River, 
Mass. ; treasurer, Lyman A. Cousens, 1902, Port- 
land; member of executive board from igo2, 
Hanson K. McCann of Westbrook ; member from 
ig03, Malcolm Woodbury of Woodfords ; official 
scorer, Harvey D. Gibson, igo2, of North Conway, 
N. H. ; manager, John H. White, 1901, Lewiston. 
The captain already chosen is the same as last 



year — Harry O. Bacon, igoo, of Natick, Mass. 
After the meeting Timothy Murphy and H. L. Fair- 
banks, old college fellows, spoke on the foot-ball 
prospects. 

Prof. Mitchell has posted the following subjects 
for the themes due Tuesday, October 3 : 
For Juniors : 

1. The Jew: Why Is He Ill-treated Through- 
out Europe? (Read George Eliot's "Daniel 
Deronda.") 

2. The College of the Future: How Will It 
Differ from the College of To-day? (See Forum, 
vol. XXII, p. 466.) 

3. Edwin Markham's "The Man with the 
Hoe." 

For Sophomores : 

1. A Vacation Day or Two. 

2. The Boss in American Politics. (Read 
Ford's "The Honorable Peter Stirling.") 

3. How May the Sunday-School of To-day Do 
More Efficient Work? 

4. My Favorite Character in Fiction. 

The Class of '99 have been much in evidence the 
past week. About thirty of the fifty-seven members 
were here for longer or shorter periods during the 
first week, among them the following : Albee, 
Briggs, Came, Clarke, L. L. Cleaves, R. L. Cleaves, 
Dana, Dutton, Greenlaw, Hall, Haskell, Hadlock, 
Hills, Jennings, Kelley, Lancey, W. T. Libby, L. P. 
Libby, R. L. Marston, Moulton, Neagle, Philoon. 
Randall, Rollins, Sinkinson, Smith, Stockbridge, 
Sturgis, Thompson and White. A class reunion 
was held at New Meadows Inn, and those present 
were : Albee, Came, Clarke, Greenlaw, Hall, Hills, 
Jennings, W. T. Libb}', R. L. Marston, Moulton, 
Neagle, Philoon, Rollins, Sinkinson, Stockbridge and 
Sturgis. Besides having a jolly good time, the 
class voted $50 to purchase a perpetual cup to be 
played for by the Sophomores and Freshmen in the 
base-ball series at the opening of the fall term. A 
committee consisting of Greenlaw, W. T. Libby 
and Came was appointed to attend to this matter 
and also to give the balance of the funds towards 
foot-ball. 

One of the prettiest society weddings yet seen 
in Brunswick was solemnized at the Congregational 
church Thursday evening, Sept. 21st, the contracting 
parties being Frances Swett Mitchell, youngest 
daughter of Dr. Alfred Mitchell, dean of the Maine 
Medical School, and Harry Smith Chapman, only 
son of Prof. Plenry L. Chapman, of Bowdoin 
College. The large church was filled with Bruns- 
wick's 400 besides many guests from Boston, New 
York and Portland. 



104 



soWDom oRrEisrT. 



The front of the altar was a profusion of ferns, 
palrhs and floral decorations in the most exquisite 
taste. The Lohengrin wedding march was played 
by Prof. William R. Chapman. The wedding party 
made their appearance at 8.30. The fair bride was 
charming in an elaborate costume of white ivory 
satin en train, the long wedding veil pinned with 
lilies of the valley. The maid of honor. Miss Belle 
Smith of Brunswick, and bridesmaids. Misses Julia 
Noyes, Elizabeth Allen, Marion Chapman of Port- 
land, were charmingly attired in costumes of point 
d'esprit. The ceremony was impressively per- 
formed by Prof. H. L. Chapman, assisted by Dr. 
Edward B. Mason. A reception was held at the 
home of the bride. The couple took the Pullman 
for a short wedding trip. 

Mr. and Mrs. Chapman will make their home at 
Jamaica Plain, Mr. Chapman is a young man of 
considerable literary ability. Miss Mitchell was 
one of the society leaders of the college term, and 
the happy couple have hosts of friends. 

Among the Boston guests present were Mr. and 
Mrs. Horace P. Chandler, Mr. and Mrs. Roland W. 
Mann, Miss Ellen M. Chandler, Mr. and Mrs. 
George F. Stetson, Miss Grace Chandler, Mr. C. A. 
Chandler, Miss Ellen Chandler, Mr. John E. Chap- 
man, Mrs. George L. Packard. 



Y. M. C. fl. 

The Christian Association was fortunate this year 
in obtaining President Hyde to deliver the address 
at the first Sunday service of the term. 

The subject on which President Hyde spoke 
was : "The Lessons of the Games." He cited sev- 
eral conditions of life, that bear close resemblance 
to the struggles and the effort put forth in the vari- 
ous athletic contests, with which college men are 
so familiar. The address was very practical and 
received marked appreciation from the large audi- 
ence. Another feature of the service was the solo, 
rendered by Willard, 1900, which was also much 
enjoyed by those present. 

Among the speakers already engaged for these 
meetings are : Mr. R. A. Jordan, General Secre- 
tary of the Bangor Y. M. C. A., Mr. C. T. Hawes, 
a member of the college athletic committee, and Mr.. 
E. T. Garland of Portland, who is the secretary of 
that association. Correspondence is being carried 
on with the Rev. Smith Baker of Portland and 
other well-known men of the State, in order to 
obtain those who will bring to the students here 
something of decided value and interest. 

An account of the reception given the Fresh- 

I 



men on the evening of Sept. 21st, will be found 
in another column. 

The Association desires to thank the Faculty for 
the use of their room as an office, during the first 
few days of the term, and both stvidents and Faculty, 
for their hearty co-operation in the establishment 
of the information bureau and book exchange. 

Thursday evening, the 28th of September, the 
first social service is to be held; we trust that the 
old friends of the Association will be there, and a 
cordial welcome will be tendered any students. 
Freshmen and upper classmen, who have never 
attended these services before. 



PERSON fILS. 

The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class 
secretaries, in procuring items of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

'54. — Franklin A. Wilson, Esq., of Bangor, will 
retire from the presidency of the Maine Central 
Railroad Company at the next annual meeting to 
be held on October i8th. President Wilson gives 
this as his reason : "I do so in order to lighten 
my own burdens and leave myself more freedom 
for the performance of professional and social 
obligations which have a first claim upon me." 

Med. '56. — A memorial sketch of Dr. John F. 
Pratt by Dr. Charles E. Banks appeared in the 
New England Historical Register of July, 1899. 

'63. — Notice has been received of the death of 
Isaiah Trufant at Cundy's Harbor, Me., July 21, 
1899. 

'69. — Rev. H. W. Whitman has resigned the 
presidency of Westbrook Seminary. He will spend 
the winter in Florida. 

'83. — At the opening of the U. S. Provisional 
Court at San Juan, Porto Rico, on July i, 1899, 
N. B. K. Pettingill received the appointment of 
Law Judge. 

'85. — Howard L. Lunt has been elected City 
Superintendent of Schools in San Bernardino, Cal. 
There he will have under his direction over forty 
teachers and a high school of two hundred pupils. 

'85. — Wilson R. Butler has been elected principal 
of the High School at New Bedford, Mass. There 
were over 40 candidates. 

'87. — C. J. Goodwin has been appointed Professor 
of Greek at Lehigh. 

'8g. — William M. Emery has joined the editorial 
staff of the Fall River (Mass.) Evening Nczvs. 

'91. — The wedding of Miss Frances Swett 
Mitchell and Mr. Harry Smith Chapman took place 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



105 



in the Congregational church at Brunswick, Me., 
on Thursday evening, September 21, 1899. The 
ceremony was performed by Professor Henry L. 
Chapman, D.D., father of the groom, assisted by 
Rev. Edward B. Mason, D.D., pastor of the 
church. The wedding marches were played by 
Prof. William R. Chapman. Miss Belle Smith of 
Brunswick was maid of honor, and Dr. Alfred 
Mitchell, Jr., brother of the bride, best man. The 
ushers were Dr. Ernest B. Young of Boston, Mr. 
Edward N. Coding of Boston, Mr. Whitman M. 
Chandler of Boston, Mr. Henry C. Emery of 
Brunswick, Mr. John L. Mitchell of Brunswick, and 
Dr. Bertram D. Ridlon of Togus. 

The bride was given away by her father, Dr. 
Alfred Mitchell. On returning from their wedding 
journey, Mr. and Mrs. Chapman will go to their 
new home, 38 Rock View Street, Jamaica Plains, 
Mass. 

'92. — Dr. Henry Farrar Linscott, formerly 
associate, was recently chosen full professor of 
Latin at the University of North Carolina. 

'94. — H. L. Horsman has an appointment on the 
staff of the Insane Asylum at Augusta, Me. 

'94. — The Orient has received notice without 
particulars of the recent marriage of Edgar M. 
Simpson at Bangor. 

'94. — E. H. Sykes will attend the law school at 
Columbia this fall. 

'95. — F. O. Small has been elected to a position 
in the English High School at Somerville, Mass. 

'95. — Dr. John B. Thompson of Topsham 
has been appointed house officer or interne 
of the Eastern Maine General Hospital, Bangor. 
Dr. Thompson is a graduate of Bowdoin College and 
Medical School. 

'96. — C. T. Stone was elected principal of the 
Bridgton High School in July, 1899. 

'96. — Miss Jennie G. Wardwell and Robert O. 
Small were united in marriage at the residence of 
the bride's parents, Berlin, N. H., Thursday morn- 
ing, August 31st, by Rev. W. P. Ladd. The affair 
was a quiet home wedding, performed in the 
presence of the families and their immediate friends 
at ten o'clock, and was followed by a wedding 
breakfast. Mr. Small and wife left on the after- 
noon express for points in Massachusetts, after 
which they will go directly to Upton, Mass., Mr. 
Small's home, he being the principal of the high 
school there. Both of these young people are well 
known and very popular here. Miss Wardwell 
being a native of the city and a graduate of our 
high school. They were the recipients of many 
beautiful presents, and congratulations and well 
wishes will follow them to their new home. 



'97. — James H. Home started recently for the 
West to resume his duties as instructor in athletics 
at Indiana University. Mr. Home was accom- 
panied by his wife and child. 

'97. — F. G. Kneeland was elected principal of 
Potter Academy, Sebago, July, 1899. 

'98. — Cogswell Smith, who declined a re-election 
at Limington Academy and an offer as Principal of 
Anson Academy, has become the Principal of the 
High School at Milford, N. H., at a salary of $1,200. 
A new building has recently been completed at a 
cost of $60,000. His special branches are Latin, 
Physics, and Chemistry, for the latter two there 
being two finely-equipped laboratories. In part 
preparation for the new work he spent the summer 
at Harvard studying Physics. Mr. Smith delivered 
a Memorial Day address in May at Cornish, and 
repeated it on another part of the same day at 
Hiram. 

'98. — Miss Catherine Merrill Files, a well known 
and popular young lady of Gorham, and Mr. Oliver 
Dow Smith, a prominent business man of Bangor, 
were married Wednesday afternoon, September 6, 
1899, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. David F. Files, West Gorham. Dean C. M. 
Sills of St. Luke's Cathedral, Portland, officiated. 
The ceremony was performed under the elms on 
the lawn, which was prettily decorated with potted 
plants and golden-rod. The bride was given away 
by her father. Two young lady friends of the 
bride. Miss Mildred Curtis of Portland and Miss 
Lougee of Bangor, held the white ribbons forming 
a circle from the door to the altar where the cere- 
mony took place. The wedding march was finely 
rendered by Miss Mildred Mitchell of Portland. 
The best man was Mr. Libby of Auburn. A fine 
collation was served at the close of the ceremony. 
The happy couple will take an extended southern 
trip and on their return will reside on High Street 
in Bangor. 

The following is a list of the Class of 1899, giving 
as far as possible the location and occupation of 
each: 

Wignott is principal of the High School at Med- 
way, Mass. 

Hadlock is Physical Instructor at Hamilton, 
Clinton, N. Y. 

Haskell is with the Haskell Silk Co. at West- 
brook, Me. 

R. S. Cleaves is in the insurance business at 
Boston. 

L. L. Cleaves is teacher of Latin in the Portland 
High School. 

Rollins is Principal of the High School at Nor- 
way, Me. .i , 



106 



BOWDOm OEIENT. 



Randall is Principal of the Grammar School at 
Freeport, Me. 

Merrill has charge of a cattle ranch in Montana. 

Clarke is Agent of the New York Life Insurance 
Company at Bangor, Me. 

Godfrey will travel abroad during igoo. 

Veazie is in business at New York. 

Poore is teaching in the Grammar School at 
Agawam, Mass. 

White will attend the Columbian Law School 
at Washington, D. C. 

Hills will attend the Maine Medical School. 

Kaharl is principal of the High School at Han- 
over, N. H. 

W. T. Libbv is in the Pejepscot Mills at Peiep- 
scot, Me. 

Lancey is in the real estate business at Pitts- 
field, Maine. 

Kelley is reading law with J. F. A. Merrill, 
Portland', Me, 

Woodbury is teaching at , Me. 

Varney is sub-master in the Farmington High 
School, N. PL 

Lavertu is instructor in French, German and 
athletics at Trinity Hall, Washington, Penn. 

Churchill is at Winthrop, Mass. He will 
probably teach. 

Button is reading law with Heath & Andrews 
at Augusta, Me. 

Fogg is teaching at New Portland, Me. 

Towle is sub-master in the High School at 
Gorham, N. H. 

Briggs is in the Pittsfield Woolen Mills at 
Pittsfield, Me. 

Chamberlain is assistant in Botany at Brown 
University. 

R. L. Marston is studying law with F. H. Apple- 
ton at Bangor, Me. 

Leavitt is principal of the High School at Farm- 
ington, N. H. 

Topliff is attending the Law School at Chicago 
University. 

R. G. Smith is at Curacao, one of the Dutch 
West India Islands. 

Marsh has a position as Pullman official. 

Nason is instructor of English at Kent's Hill, 
Me. 

Hall will attend the New York State Library 
School at Albany, N. Y. 

H. E. Marston is teaching at Strong, Me. 

Jennings, Philoon. Came and Dana will attend 
the Harvard Law School. 

Albee will attend the Harvard Medical School. 

W. H. Smith, Neagle, Thompson, Moulton and 
Sinkinson will attend the Johns Hopkins Medical 
School. 

Phillips is teaching at Brewer, Me. 

Thomas, Stockbridge, L. P. Libby, Sturgis and 
Webster are undecided. 

Greenlaw and Nelson have obtained Government 
positions in connection with the 1900 census. 

No information is at hand concerning Adams, 
Hayden, Pattee and Rogers. 

Omissions and errors will be rectified as soon 
as possible. 
/ 



CLASS OF 1903. 
Abbott, E. F., Theta Delta Chi; Andrews, R., 
Psi Upsilon; Barrows, H. C, Delta Upsilon; Beedy, 
C. S., Alpha Delta Phi; Bisbee, R. C. ; Blanchard, 
J. M.; Clifford, P. C, Psi Upsilon; Coffin, P. O. ; 
Connefs, C. P., .Alpha Delta Phi; Dana, L., Theta 
Delta Chi; Dunlap, E. A., Alpha Delta Phi; Emer- 
son, L. J. ; Evans, L. C, Delta Upsilon ; Farley, 
H. E., Kappa Sigma; Farnsworth, G. B., Theta 
Delta Chi; Farnsworth, H. E. ; Files, H. W., Zeta 
Psi; Grav, S. B., Delta Kappa Epsilon ; Greene, J. 
A.; Harlow, L A.; Harris, P. T., Alpha Delta Phi; 
Hellenbrand, R. W. H,, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Holt, 
A. P., Alpha Delta Phi; Jones, H. A., Psi Upsilon; 
Larrabee, S. B., Psi Upsilon : Lawrence, F., Psi 
Upsilon ; Libby, George, Zeta Psi ; Marshall, F. G. ; 
McCormick, D. E., Delta Upsilon; Merrill, Edward. 
Zeta Psi; Mitchell, J. L., Psi Upsilon; Moore, E. 
S., Delta Kappa Epsilon ; Moody, E. F., Theta 
Delta Chi; Nutter, I. W., Delta Kappa Epsilon; 
Palmer, F. S. ; Peabody, H. A. ; Perkins, J. B. ; 
Perkins, N. S., Delta Upsilon; Perry, L. J.; Phil- 
lips, M. T. ; Pierce, Grant ; Pratt, Harold, Psi 
Upsilon ; Preble, Paul, Delta Upsilon ; Ridlon, J. 
H., Kappa Sigma; Riley, T. H. ; Robinson, C. F., 
Alpha Delta Phi; Sabin, G. S., Psi Upsilon; 
Shaughnessy, James, Kappa Sigma ; Simpson, S. 
C. W., Zeta Psi; Smith, Carl W., Delta Kappa 
Epsilon ; Smith, Bertram S., Delta Kappa Epsilon ; 
Soule, A. M. G., Zeta Psi ; Spollett, F. W. ; Stevens, 
H. M., Theta Delta Chi ; Stover, G. H., Psi Upsilon ; 
Thompson, H. E. ; Towne, W. C. ; Viles, B. S., 
Delta Kappa Epsilon ; Walker, L. V., Theta Delta 
Chi : Webber, J. P., Jr., Delta Kappa Epsilon ; 
Webber, H. S. ; Welch, F. J., Theta Delta Chi; 
White, T. C, Alpha Delta Phi; Whitmore, L. C. ; 
Wilder, G. G. ; Wilson, J. D., Delta Kappa Epsilon ; 
Woodbury, M. S., Theta Delta Chi. 



Patents Sold by Us 

When all others have failed. 

Corporations Formed and 
Capital Interested. 

MONEY WAITING TO BUY GOOD PATENTS. 

The largest Comijany, covering the most territory, 
for the sale of patented inventions. 

Enclose stamp for full particulars. 

National Patent Promoting Co., 

7 Water Street, BOSTON, MASS. 




er. 



Sign, (ioM Hat. 
Corner Lisbon and Ash Streets, 
LEWISTON, ME. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 5, 1899. 



No. 11. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PtIBLISHKD EVERT THURSDAY DDRING THE COLLEGIATE 
TEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babe, IflOO, Editor-in-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

Islay F. McCormick, 1900, Business Manager. 
Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Harry C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 

Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 
Charles E. Bellatty. 

Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies 10 Cents. 

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

Itemittances should be made to the Business Manager. Com- 
munications in regai'd to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 11.— October 5, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 107 

Calendar 109 

College News 109 

Athletics Ill 

Y. M. C. A 112 

Personals 112 



The Editors of the Orient receive large 
numbers of communications from akimni, 
expressive of their interest in the paper, the 
approval of its present form, and an item or 
two for the personal department; for all of 
which we feel sincere gratitude, how deeply 
sincere can be understood only by previous 
editors. The encouragement from this 
thoughtfulness of our friends is extremely 
potent, not to mention its benefit to the per- 



sonal department, which is paramount from 
the aspect of an alumnus. We most respect- 
fully request all alumni to take an active 
interest in Bowdoin's little sheet, and we will 
make strenuous endeavors to so strengthen 
their department that the feeling for their 
Alma Mater will ever be ripe and generous, 
and the interest in the whereabouts and pros- 
perity of classmates will be continually fed. 

There is one pleasant fact in looking for- 
ward to social events of this year, and that is, 
our guests will no longer be subjected to the 
rude and distasteful treatment of the recent 
proprietor of the Tontine Hotel. 

The lack of suitable accommodations in 
Brunswick leaves us not a little at the mercy 
of the only available public house in town ; 
and during the last year or two such mercy 
has been extremely prominent by its absence. 
Never could a man be found more destitute 
of the first elements of a gentleman and more 
lacking in the qualities of host than the prede- 
cessors of Carr and Campbell, the present 
managers. 

The whole college sighs with relief at the 
departure of the ex-proprietor, but wishes the 
best of good luck to his successors. 



The Orient will be sent to each member 
of the Freshman Class during the college year 
in accordance with the usual custom. Their 
desire to be on the mailing list of the college 
newspaper is taken for granted, and bv this 
method a great saving of labor and time 
results to the already overworked Business 
Editor. 

Once a subscriber always a subscriber, 
should be the motto of every college-spirited 
Freshman, and, as a matter of fact, of every 
student and alumnus. The Orient will look 



108 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



out for the "once a subscriber," and trust in 
a blind providence for the performance of the 
student's duty to his college paper. 



That even the best of newspapers are far 
from infallible is shown by the following 
clipping of the Boston Herald for July 20th, 
in an article on "The Boys' Writers": 

The authors who wrote for boys in the 
last generation are passing away. Horatio 
Alger has gone to join Elijah Kellogg and 
"Oliver Optic." They were all prolific story 
tellers, and though the views of life in some 
of their stories were objected to sometimes 
as not altogether just, their atmosphere was 
always pure and healthful. They did not 
make crime their chief staple, and their tone 
was above that of the dime novel. Theirs was 
not literature in the higher sense ; the most of 
the boy readers did not crave this, and it was 
impracticable, if it was desirable, to force it 
upon them. Their books were not without 
information, however. There was history in 
them, and there were what were in effect 
travels in dift'erent parts of the world. There 
are good story tellers for boys left. Mr. J. T. 
Trowbridge of this vicinage comes near being 
the veteran among them, and he has more of 
the literary faculty than most of his earlier 
fellows. — Boston Herald. 

Now the trouble with this article is that 
our Elijah Kellogg is still alive, and though 
five years past the fourscore year mark, he 
continues to minister to the congregation of a 
little church near Harpswell. So long as he 
lives Bowdoin, his Alma Mater, challenges the 
right of any other man to be considered "the 
veteran" of boys' writers. In the Whispering 
Pine Series, Kellogg gives glimpses of life 
here at Brunswick, and it is a fact tmdoubtedly 
overlooked that these distinctively local stories 
with their portrayal of Bowdoin life and Bow- 
doin traditions have had a far wider reading 
than "I-Iarvard Tales" or "Princeton Stories" 
and other like sketches. Kellogg was the 
unconscious forerunner of such work as this, 
but his was for the boy world at large, not for 
his own college men alone. Elijah Kellogg 
was born in 1813 ; he graduated from Bowdoin 
in 1840 ; and he published his first boys' stories 
I 



in 1866. A man of eighty-five years, an 
alumnus of nearly sixty years' standing, a 
writer for over 33 years, — from him who will 
venture to wrest the title of the veteran in 
bovs' literature? 



One of the objections or disadvantages 
sometimes laid at Bowdoin's door is that her 
students are nearly all Maine men. We grant 
the fact, nor are we ashamed of it. Maine 
stock, Maine men, Maine brains have been 
prominent since Maine was. And in those 
Maine products Bowdoin has had no small 
share. Look over your college catalogue ; see 
the number of graduates born and bred in 
Maine ; look at them a few years later. 
Where are they? Still in Maine? Alas for 
her, but too few of them. In Massachusetts, 
in New York, in the South, in the West they 
are ; but wherever they went and do now go, 
they carried and do now carry vigor and 
sturdiness and independence that Maine 
planted and Bowdoin watered. If any one 
speaks slightingly of the number of Maine 
men at Bowdoin, tell him what Maine is and 
what she stands for. 



Bowdoin has formally voted not to play 
in any base-ball league the coming season of 
which Colby is a member. 

Last spring during the memorable contro- 
versy of the Maine base-ball league, Bowdoin 
was practically forced to withdraw from the 
league to maintain her self-respect ; but she 
desired to finish her games with the Maine 
teams as per schedule. Already one game had 
been played with Colby at Waterville, the 
expenses of which the visiting team was sup- 
posed to, and did bear, but with the under- 
standing that the return game at Brunswick 
would be at the expense of Colby; yet after 
Bowdoin dropped out of the league, Colby in 
a most unsportsmanlike and unjust decision 
refused- to play the return game, thus not only 
arousing the ire of students, friends and 
alumni, but also mortification that the State of 
which we are sons should be the home of an 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



109 



athletic organization showing such a lament- 
able lack of the sterling and just spirit with 
which every athletic team is supposed to be 
inspired. 

Our treatment during the entire discussion 
of last spring was of the most unfair kind, 
not only by Colby but by Bates and the Uni- 
versity of Maine, and from the latter institu- 
tions informal acknowledgment of such 
unfairness has been adm;tted by certain of 
their students in casual meetings which the 
vacation produced ; but Colby, the chief 
offender, has proved herself to be out of the 
class of colleges with which it is a pleasure 
to compete in athletic contests, and the only 
alternative left, if we have still a semblance of 
self-dignity, is to refuse to play Colby at base- 
ball this next season, which, after careful con- 
sideration, we have accordingly decided in a 
meeting of the student body. 



CALENDAR. 

Wednesday, Oct. 4. — Bowdoin plays Harvard at 
Cambridge. 

Saturday, Oct. 7. — Bowdoin plays Dartmouth 
at Hanover. 

S.-^TURDAY, Oct. 14.— Bowdoin plays University 
of Maine at Brunswick. 

Saturday, Oct. 21. — Bowdoin plays Amherst at 
Amherst. 

Sunday, Oct. 22. — Sermon before the Y. M. C. A. 

Saturday, Oct. 28.— Bowdoin plays Tufts at 
Brunswick. 

Monday, Oct. 30.— Mid-term meeting of college 
jury. 

Wednesday, Nov. i.— Bowdoin plays E.xeter at 
Exeter. 

Saturday, Nov. 4. — Bowdoin plays Colby at 
Portland. 

Saturday, Nov. 11. — Bowdoin plays Bates at 
Brunswick. 

Wednesday, Nov. 15. — Bowdoin plays Tufts at 
College Hill. 

Saturday, Nov. 18.— Bowdoin plays Holy Cross 
at Worcester. 

Thursday, Nov. 23.— Bowdoin plays Portland 
Athletic Club at Portland. 

Monday to Friday, Dec 18-22. — Examinations. 

Thursday, Dec 21. — Sophomore Prize Declama- 
tions. 

Thursday, Dec 28. — Medical Term begins. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 



Giles, '02, is coaching Bath High School. . 

The Glee CKib is soon to begin rehearsals. 

Atherton will preach at Freeport next Sunday. 

Dr. Whittier began examining the Freshmen last 
week. 

The Orient Board held a meeting last Monday 
night. 

George Minard, ex-igoo, was on the campus last 
week. 

Professor Robinson was in Augusta and Bangor 
last week. 

Many golf enthusiasts are practicing driving on 
the campus. 

The trees on the campus are resplendent in their 
autumn colors. 

Messrs. McCormick and Rowell climbed Mt. 
Adams Saturday. 

The Senior Chemistry class is one of the largest 
in the history of the college. 

About 313 books were taken from the library 
during the month of September. 

Professor Files and Mr. Inniann spent last Sab- 
bath morning picking mushrooms. 

White. '01, will give a tea in his room Sunday 
afternoon for out-of-town friends. 

The artillery practice at Portland Head last week 
was quite plainly heard in Brunswick. 

It is reported that Duke Burbank has been pro- 
moted to Baron for good and faithful service. 

President Hyde, Professors Woodruff, Emery, 
Smith, and Dr. Whittier are enthusiastic golfers. 

There was a dance last Wednesday night at the 
High School. A number of the students attended. 

Mr. Currier has decided to admit no female 
pupils to instruction in drawing during the college 
year. 

The physical examinations of the Freshman 
Class are not up to the standard of the last two 
classes. 

Prof. Chapman has been chosen delegate from 
the Faculty to the inauguration of President Hadley 
of Yale. 

The New England Association of College Presi- 
dents will meet at Bowdoin on the second and third 
of November. 

Among the college fellows who attended the 
Bates-Bo.ston College game were Hill, Leferriere, 
Wing, Merrill, Fliggins, West, and Smith, '03. 



no 



BOWDoiN orient; 



Last week's issue of the Colby Echo shows that 
Hymen has been busy among the alumnae and alumni 
body. 

Lewis, 'oi, and Corliss, 'oi, are out teaching, 
the former at West Freeman and the latter at 
Harpswell. 

A copy of the recent work of President Hyde, in 
"God's Education of Man," has just been added to 
the library. 

Solon Cahill. the Maine Central station agent, 
fixes the date of the opening of the new station at 
November ist. The building is now fast approach- 
ing completion. 

Portland is the Mecca for students this week. 
The list of attractions includes the Maine Music 
Festival, The Christian, Off and On, and 
Mademoiselle Fifi. 

Manager Swett of the track team is soon to send 
out postals to the different high schools in the State, 
notifying them of the Invitation Meet that will be 
held on the Whittier athletic field some time next 
June. 

Cloudman, the phenomenal lOO-yard sprinter, had 
an offer of $1000 from the University of Pennsyl- 
vania to leave Bowdoin and attend that institution, 
but he declined the offer. The boys greatly appre- 
ciate his loyalty to his own college. 

The Brunswick Golf Club is a very enthusiastic 
organization, and is increasing in membership. The 
club now numbers about 40. A number of the 
students use the links, and next season it is hoped 
to have several games here with outside clubs. 

President Hyde returned from Boston Friday 
night, where he had been in attendance at the coun- 
cil of Congregationalists in session there. His 
speech on Monday evening was one of the hits of 
the session and led to some controversy by succeed- 
ing speakers during the week. 

$5,000 was exhibited in front of the Town Hall 
Thursday as a guarantee for the excellence of Fabio 
Romani. The management offered to refund twice 
the price of a ticket to any one of the audience] 
who was not satisfied with the entertainment, but hel 
could not be found after the performance. Some of 
the students were fooled again. 

The method of registering electives in use this 
term, that the students should meet the Registrar 
between the hours of 2 and 4 on the first Wednesdayj 
of the term, has been made permanent. The pres- 
ent arrangement which is likely to be made 
permanent is that the students shall have until the, 
second Wednesday of the term in which to change) 
their electives. 1 

I 



The Saturday Club, several of whose lectures 
the students were permitted to attend last year, have 
arranged an especially fine programme for this year 
including a lecture by F. Hopkinson Smith. 

A mass-meeting of the student body was held 
in Memorial Hall Thursday evening, to discuss 
playing base-ball with Colby next spring. President 
Clark of the Base-Ball Association presided. No 
action was taken, since merely the general opinion 
of the students was wanted. The feeling seemed 
to prevail universally that no games in base-ball 
should be played with Colby, and it seems probable 
that none will be played. 

The Freshmen made their night-gown parade 
Monday night. They marched down Maine Street 
clad in an elegant costume of robe-de-nuit over 
cheviot and furnished plenty of amusement for the 
crowds which thronged Maine Street. The town 
boys were good-natured and held their peace and 
the affair was treated as a great joke by all hands, 
and even the Freshmen seemed to enjoy it, especially 
when one of them was taken before a bevy of 
blushing Brunswick girls and compelled to dance 
and sing for their edification. 

A meeting of the Bowdoin Track Athletic Asso- 
ciation was held Wednesday afternoon in Memorial 
Hall. The students turned out en masse to attend. 
Last year's manager, Robert F. Chapman, submitted 
his report of receipts and expenditures, and the 
report was accepted. On vote. President Bragdon 
appointed as the committee to nominate officers for 
the ensuing year, Ernest L. Jordan, 1900, John R. 
Bass, 1900, George B. Gould, igoo, Charles G. 
Willard, 1900, Albro L. Burnell, 1900, Roland E. 
Clark, 1901, Harry H. Cloudman, 1901, and Alfred 
L. Laferriere, 1901. The committee's report was 
accepted, and the following officers were declared 
elected : President, Roland E. Bragg, 1901 ; vice- 
president, John A. Pierce, 1901 ; secretary, Charles 
H. Hunt, 1902 ; treasurer, A. Strout Rodick, 1902 ; 
director from 1902, Benjamin E. Kelley; from 1903, 
Charles Conners. The general athletic committee 
presented the names of Herbert L. Swett, 1901, and 
Ernest T. Smith, 1901, for manager ; and William 
L. Watson, 1902, and Sidney W. Noyes, 1902, for 
assistant manager. By ballot Swett was chosen 
manager, and Watson, assistant manager. 

A rather amusing story, which, nevertheless, has 
its pathetic side, has recently come to us from 
across the Atlantic. One of the members of the 
Class of '99, after graduating, decided to spend his 
summer in Europe. Accordingly he set sail and 
had not been long at sea when he chanced to meet 
a very pleasant young man of about his own age. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Ill 



A close friendship was formed between the two and 
by mutwal consent they decided to travel together. 
After reaching Paris the collegian went out to see 
the sights and took his new friend along with him, 
incidentally paying the bills. Soon his letters home 
began to tell of his new acquaintance, describing 
him as a "corking fellow" who had a large acquaint- 
ance on both sides of the ocean and was a master 
of seven languages. This friendship lasted until one 
day when the collegian had left the hotel for a 
short time his friend suddenly departed, having 
taken with him the greater part of the young man's 
wardrobe, and also having drawn about $1000 on 
his letter of credit. The collegian is now looking 
for his friend, but has small chance of finding him. 
The tourist is expected home quite soon. If he 
comes to Brunswick he will find his many friends 
eager for particulars. 

The Boston Journal in its report of the Monday 
evening session of the great Council of Congre- 
gational ministers of the world has this to say : 

The evening session showed President Eliot of 
Harvard University, quite the greatest figure in 
education in this country, on the programme. Bos- 
ton loves to hear President Eliot speak, and thovigh 
it was nearly ten o'clock before he began, nearly all 
stayed to the end. But though his speech was 
scholarly, and though his personality was so 
imposing that he held the people where no other one 
could have done it, it is also true that the man who 
made the greatest "hit" with his audience, coun- 
cilors and public alike, was President Hyde of Bow- 
doin College. 

President Hyde spoke first, though President 
Eliot had been placed first on the programme. 
Having declared that the most ominous sign in 
American Congregationalism to-day was the dispo- 
sition of thoughtless churches to admit to their 
pulpits untrained men simply because they can glibly 
declaim with unctious fervor what they have bor- 
rowed from homiletical helps, Dr. Hyde received a 
great burst of laughter and applause. Thereupon 
he told the story of the argument between the Meth- 
odist and the Congregationalist. The Methodist 
was in favor of extemporaneous preaching, and the 
Congregationalist aske'd if he didn't think that it 
was more devout to God and more courteous to his 
audience to offer the "beaten oil." 

"Ah, yes," responded the Methodist. "You pre- 
pare your sermon, and then put it away in your desk 
against Sunday. It gets cold, and the devil, nosing 
about to see what he can do, reads it in your desk. 
He then suggests to the minds of your parishioners 
objections and refutations of your arguments. So 
your congregation comes to church in a sense armed 
against you. Now, I speak extemporaneously, and 
the devil himself doesn't know what I'm going to 
say. " 

It was some minutes before the speaker could go 
on. The audience laughed, recovered, laughed 
again, applauded, and laughed still again. Waves 
of laughter swept across the hall, as the absurdity 
caught the people again and again. 



Probably Professor Moody will drive Triangle at 
the Topsham Fair this year as formerly. It is 
reported that Dr. Whittier has bought a horse that 
he will enter with Triangle. Tickets can be pro- 
cured from Professor Little at the library. 



ATHLETICS. 

Seniors 17, Juniors 9. 

The Seniors toyed with the Juniors for two hours 
last Friday and then walked away with the game. 
1901 made eight of her runs in the first two innings 
through some weird throwing by 1900's infield, but 
after that was never in the race. 

Clarke pitched a good game and hit the ball in 
the eye. Bacon got two good hits, and made a 
phenomenal throw to third. Gould made a sensa- 
tional catch in centre, and Willard was very graceful 
on first, 

Jack White, who started in to pitch for the 
Juniors, was plainly overtrained. Willey and "Old 
Hoss" Pratt played well in the field, and Captain 
Leighton captured the audience by the sylph-like 
grace with which he handled the ball. 

The score : 

Seniors. 

AB R liH TB PO A E 

Robinson, s 6 2 2 2 2 o o 

Clarke, p 5 3 3 6 o 6 o 

Pottle, 3 6 I I I 3 I I 

Pearson, 1 4 2 2 4 o o i 

Ward, c 5 i 2 2 7 i o 

Willard, i 6 2 2 2 10 o i 

Gould, m 4 I I I 2 I 

Colesworthy, r....3 o o o i o 

Bacon, 2 2 5 2 4 2 2 i 

Totals 41 17 IS 23 27 II 5 

Juniors, 
ab r bh tb po a e 
White, p. and m. . 4 i o o o 3 
Willey, 2 and p. .. . 3200160 

Pratt, s 5 2 2 3 I 4 I 

Cloudman, m&2..4 I o o 1 o o 

Fuller, 1 3 o o o o o 

Johnston, 1 i o i. i i o o 

Parker, 3 4 i 2 3 i i i 

Flint, c 4000500 

Leighton, i 4 i i i 14 o i 

Bragg, r 4 i o o o o 

Totals 36 9 6 8 24 14 3 

Score by innings : 

123456789 T 

Seniors o 4 6 i o 5 i o x — 17 

Juniors 4 4 o o i o o o — 9 

Earned runs — Seniors, 4 ; Juniors, o. Two-base 
hits — Robinson, Pearson 2, Pratt, Parker. Three- 
base hits. Bacon. Home runs, Clark. Stolen bases, 



112 



BOWbOll^ ORIENT. 



Seniors, 9; Juniors, 4. Base on balls by Clark, 4: 
by White, 5. Hit by pitched balls — by White, 2 ; by 
Willey, I. Struck out — by Clark, 5; by White, 3; 
by Willey, I. Passed balls — Ward 2. Wild pitches 
— Clark, I. Time of game. 2 hours, 10 minutes. 
Umpire, Crolius of Dartmotith. 



Y. M. C . f\. 

Thursday evening, the 28th of September, the 
first social service of the term was held. A good 
number wBlS in attendance, and an interesting dis- 
cussion on the Ideals of College Life was engaged in 
by those present. 

In a few days the Bible Study prospectus will 
be out, explaining the courses, stating. the leaders 
and all other necessary information relative to these 
new courses which have proved so popular in the 
large institutions. This same prospectus will have 
a statement about the mission study class, which 
will be a continuance of the study started last year. 

The Rev. Mr. Folsom of Bath addressed the 
students at the Sunday meeting, October ist, on the 
subject. Spiritual Nourishment. The speaker com- 
pared, by apt illustrations, the feeding of body and 
soul, showing how sorely human nature needs 
spiritual food to save it from a starvation more 
dangerous than that of the physical body. The solo 
by Warren, 1901, was highly appreciated. 

The international Y. M. C. A. tickets have 
arrived, and by consulting the membership com- 
mittee you can find out all about the advantages 
which this will bring to the members of the associa- 
tion. West, 1900, is chairman of the committee. 



PERSON fILS. 

Med. '47. — Dr. George Googins recently died. 
'62.— Gen. C. P. Mattocks of Portland has 
recently been granted a guide's license. 

'62. — "I cross the desert as men cross the sea, 

A long, lone journey travelled silently ; 

With nothing beautiful the heart to cheer 

But thoughts of Allah, Allah's thoughts 

of me." 

So begins Mr. Isaac Basset Choate's "Obeyd, 

the Camel Driver," and strikes the key-note of the 

sentiment of the whole book, while revealing the 

source of its inspiration. "Obeyd" is in the meter 

of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, and its color 

and expression are Oriental. Sentiment abounds, 

and delicate, clear-cut verses also abound. Mr. 



Choate's book is issued by the Home Journal of 
New York. 

Med. '67. — Frank A. Kimball, a well-known 
physician of Gardiner, died September 29th, after 
a short illness. He was 57 years of age and a very 
prominent Gardiner man and Mason. He is sur- 
vived by a widowed mother, one sister and three 
brothers. 

Med. '81. — H. D. Robinson, a prominent druggist 
of Gardiner, died September 29th, after a brief 
illness of apoplexy. He was 42 years of age and a 
prominent Knight Templar. He is survived by two 
brothers. 

'89. — Staples, who has been practicing law in 
.A.ugusta for several years, has moved to Bath. 

'90. — The marriage of Miss Rose Little and 
Edgar Francis Conant took place at the Pine Street 
Congregational Church, Lewiston, on the evening 
of September 29th. The ceremony was performed 
by Rev. George M. Howe. The church was well 
filled with friends of the happy couple. 

'90. — J. B. Pendleton, formerly with Wright & 
Ditson, is now with The John P. Lovell Arms Co., 
and has charge of the athletic department. 

'91. — Thomas R. Croswell has recently issued an 
extended and valuable monograph on the amuse- 
ments of school children. 

'94. — Rev. P. H. Moore, pastor of the Saco Con- 
gregational Church, will be released from his 
pastorate on October ist. He intends to study 
medicine. 

'94. — Merritt has given up teaching as a profes- 
sion and gone into the insurance business in Lewis- 
ton. 

'94. — F. G. Farrington, for three years principal 
of the Skowhegan High School, has given up 
teaching and entered upon the study of law in the 
office of L. C. Cornish, Augusta. 

'94. — Ralph P. Plaisted returned in September 
from a trip through Europe, covering a year and a 
half. 

'95. — L. C. Hatch, '95, and W. S. Bass, '96, sailed 
in August for a year's tour of Europe tQgether. 

'95. — C. S. Christie and Miss Kaler of Bruns- 
wick were united in marriage in July. Dr. Christie 
has opened an office in Augusta. The best man at 
the wedding was T. V. Doherty, '95, and the ushers 
included Dewey, '95, and Mitchell, '95. 

'95. — L. S. Dewey, principal of the Warren, 
Mass., High School, was married this summer to 
Miss Freeman of Cherryfield. 

'96. — E. S. Lyford is to take a year's course in 
pharmacy. 

'96. — H. W. Coburn was married, this summer, 
to Miss Holt of Weld. 



JBOWDOIN ORIENT. 



113 



'96. — Howard Gilpatrick was married during the 
summer, liis bride being an Old Orchard young 
lady. 

'96. — Chase Eastman, who graduated among the 
first from the Harvard Law School in June, has 
been spending the summer in Europe. 

'96. — Charles W. Marston is now principal of the 
Skowhegan High School, where he has served as 
sub-principal for three years. 

'96. — Dr. A. G. Hebb is at Gorham, and will take 
charge of Dr. W. D. Williamson's practice during 
the latter's absence at Long Island. 

'96. — Dr. John B. Thompson of Topsham has 
-been appointed house officer or interne of the Eastern 
Maine General Hospital, Bangor. Dr. Thompson 
is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Medical 
School. 

'97. — Joseph Stetson is to take a course in elec- 
trical engineering at the Institute of Technology. 

'97. — William C. Adams, who has refused a call 
to remain another year at Island Falls, Me., will 
study at Harvard University. 

'97. — Eugene L. Bodge is studying law in a New 
York City School. 

'97. — Henry S. Warren of Bangor, a member of 
the Harvard Medical School, Class of 1900, has 
recently been appointed house surgeon of the Chil- 
dren's Hospital, Boston. 

'97. — George M. Brett has been appointed sub- 
master in the high school at Burlington, Vt. 

'98. — H. M. Bisbee is principal of the Brewer 
High School. 

'98. — Mr. Arthur Hunt of Lewiston is working in 
his position at the census department in Boston, and 
likes the work. He intends to study medicine. 

'98. — Mr. Dwight R. Pennell has given up his 
census appointment, and will enter the Harvard Law 
School the coming fall term. 



Patents Sold by Us 

When all others have failed. 

Corporations Formed and 
Capital Interested. 

MONEY WAITING TO BUY GOOD PATENTS. 

The largest Company, covering the most territory 
tor the sale o£ patented inventions. 

Enclose stamp for full particulars. 

National Patent Promoting Co., 

7 Water Street, BOSTON, MASS. 




ALL KINDS OF 



PRINTING 



^^^Il^^^^ip:^ 

EXECUTED AT THE 

JOURNAL OFFICE, LEWISTON, ME. 

WE MAKE A SPECIAI.TY OF 

f IRST- ®LASS * tRLNTIMG 

FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES. 

Aililress all orders to tlie 

PUBLISHERS OF JOURNAL, 

l_ENA/IS"rOIM, IVIE. 




BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



GOLF PANTS AND LEGGINS. 



We now have a fine assortment of the above-named 
goods, and at prices which are very low for the 
quality of the goods. Call and Examine. 



J. W. & O. R. PENNELL, 

ONE-PRICE, SPOT-CASH CLOTHIERS, 

72 Main St., BRUNSWICK. 



J. H. YORK, 

MERCHANT TAILOR, 

3D Fellows Block, Brunswick, Me. 



lan's 



Financial Condition 

Generally has more to do with the style 
in which he dresses than has fashion, 
but the man who buys clothes of us is 
aWays sure of correct fashion ^vhatever 
the price he pays. 

A GRAND SHOWING 



Fall Winlef Cintlii. 

THOMPSON BROS., 

BATH, ME., 

Proprietors of the Finest Clothing House in Maine. 



E. S. BODWELL, 



50 Main Street, 



Brunswick, 

It Sweaters 



In College Colous, at $4.00 and $5.00. 

SHAW MADE COLLEGE CAPS 

At 4SC. to $1.00. 

JERSEYS and RUNNING PANTS 

45c. to $2.00. 
All the New Shapes in 

NECKWEAR. 

Agent for GUYER HAT. 

Give us a call. No trouble to show goods. 




MURPHY 

The tjatter. 

Sign, Gold Hat. 
Corner Lisbon and Ash Streets, 
LEWISTON, ME. 



Cigars, Tobaccos, 

Novels, Confectionery, 

Billiards 40c-. per Hour. tJllliarClS, POOi. 

New Balls, New Cues, Tables in Thorough Ilepair. 

208 Main Street, BETTNSWICK, ME. 
W. R. Field's Old Stand. 

Frank E. I^oberts, 

DEALER IN 

...^^.^^Fine Boots, Shoes, and Rubbers, 



Give him a call. 

He will use you all right. 



No. 53 Main Street, 

BRUNSWICK, ME. 



Mention Orient when Fatronizing Our Advertisers. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 12, 1899. 



Vol. XXIX. 



No. 12. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THDRSDAT DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babb, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

ISLAY F. McCORMiCK, 1900, Business Manager. 
Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Harry C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 
Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 
Charles E. Bellatty. 

Per annum, in advance, ..... $2.00. 
Single Copies 10 Cents. 

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

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

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

Printed at the .Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 12.— October 12, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 115 

Calendar 110 

College News ■ . . . 117 

Y. M. C. A 118 

Athletics 118 

Personals 120 



Mr. John Graham, the well known B. A. A. 
authority and athletic promotor, will continue 
his good work of last spring again this coming 
season in coaching the men for the N. E. I. 
A. A. 

The terms have been settled upon, and 
everything is satisfactory for an engagement 
of four weeks. This should mean a great 
deal towards turning out another champion 
team ; for Mr. Graham surely is without a peer 



in developing track men, of which a very 
pleasing proof exists in our trophy collection. 
The manager has shown very commenda- 
ble judgment in this choice, while his prompt 
action for the welfare of this branch of athletic 
activity should be an incentive to aspirants for 
Worcester honors, and result in light prepara- 
tory training during the fall and winter. 



"Initiation Night" properly fell upon the 
evening of Friday last, but as a matter of 
accommodation to our gridiron representa- 
tives it was postponed to Tuesday of this 
week. 

The members of 1903, who have taken the 
sacred vows of brotherhood, now realize a 
new motive in their acts as students, while 
the chapters have each been augmented by 
delegations neighboring around half a score. 

The evening orgies, encroaching not a little 
upon the night, were followed by various 
society customs, rituals, and a banquet at 
which the initiates, active members and alumni 
of the respective societies paid their respect to 
Epicurus. 



Of the several sources of influence at col- 
lege which may impassion the student, those 
which are legitimate and commendable need 
not conflict among themselves. Especially 
prominent stands the Society, the Class and 
the College; but the greatest of these is the 
College. Moreover, to have the right class 
spirit, and to be a valuable and good fellow 
in the "fret," the essential element is nothing 
more or less than loyalty and devotion to 
Bowdoin. 

Back the college athletics actively, if 
nature has so fashioned you, otherwise with 
moral support and encouragement. Be inter- 
ested in the college organizations and literary 



116 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



activities, and a personal promoter of such as 
are consistent with your talents and circum- 
stances. Be cheerful and unprejudiced to 
class and college mates, thus making the col- 
lege boundaries the walls of a congenial house- 
hold. And finally, be not a laggard in the 
class-room, but eat your fill of the Tree of 
Knowledge, which bears no more propitiously 
than right here in our midst. 

Do all this and "Popular Man" will not 
exist except as an entire class, while the socie- 
ties will be a true band of brothers, with 
Bowdoin supplying the place of the natural 
Mother. 

Class and Society spirit are but the com- 
ponents of College spirit ; the latter begets the 
former, but never vice-versa. A sound body 
is the essence of all soundness ; diseased limbs 
result from a diseased body, for strong limbs 
are impossible unless there first be a sound 
body. Be Bowdoin first, and you will be all 
that is commendable from a class or society 
aspect. 



There is so much that is good in the clubs 
and lectures which formed an important page 
in the history of the college last winter term, 
that the Orient cannot forbear to dwell a few 
lines upon this, even though it be a bit early. 

Surely the experiment, if it was such, was 
successful, which gave us that interesting and 
varied course of lectures during part of last 
year. We trust it may be repeated this year, 
and feel safe in guaranteeing the hearty sup- 
port of the students. Bowdoin is sadly 
lacking in those opportunities available to 
Massachusetts colleges, which permit students 
to hear and know the leaders in different 
human activities and movements ; so any pro- 
vision for supplying that loss should be 
eagerly grasped and utilized by both Faculty 
and students. 

The clubs, which were of the greatest ben- 
efit, from both social and intellectual aspects, 
cannot diminish in number or interest this 
)'ear, else we drift so much backward. Once 
established, and having prospered as they did 
\ 



last 3'ear, they will, we sincerely trust, be now 
a permanent institution at Bowdoin, and more 
beneficial through the experience and pros- 
perity of the past year. 



Where are the men who were going to do 
cross-country running this fall ? This is a 
real part of the training for Worcester ; and, 
outside of Bowdoin, a part never neglected. 
All coaches and experienced athletes 
acknowledge the extremely beneficial results 
of cross-country running, and why should we 
not profit accordingly? There are certain 
men, not claimed by foot-ball, who should 
train as faithfully for Worcester now as next 
spring, and stirely there is country enough 
about us to adopt this method so prevalent in 
all colleges which have any athletic fame. 



CALENDAR. 

Saturday, Oct. 7. — Bowdoin plays Dartmouth 
at Hanover. 

Saturday, Oct. 14. — Bowdoin plays University 
of Maine at Brunswick. 

Saturday, Oct. 21. — Bowdoin plays Amherst at 
Amherst. 

Sunday, Oct. 23. — Sermon before the Y. M. C. A. 

Saturday, Oct. 28. — Bowdoin plays Tufts at 
Brunswick. 

Monday, Oct. 30. — Mid-term meeting of college 
jury. 

Wednesday, Nov. i. — Bowdoin plays Exeter at 
Exeter. 

Saturday, Nov. 4. — Bowdoin plays Colby at 
Portland. 

Saturday, Nov. 11. — Bowdoin plays Bates at 
Brunswick. 

Wednesday, Nov. 15. — Bowdoin plays Tufts at 
College Hill. 

Saturday, Nov. 18. — Bowdoin plays Holy Cross 
at Worcester. 

Thursday, Nov. 23. — Bowdoin plays Portland 
Athletic Club at Portland. 

Monday to Friday, Dec 18-22. — Examinations. 

Thursday, Dec 21. — Sophomore Prize Declama- 
tions. 

Thursday, Dec 28. — Medical Term begins. 



BOWDOIN OHliENT. 



117 



COLLEGE NEWS. 

Stockbridge, '99, is coaching Kent's Hill. 

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

The High School dance has been postponed. 

"Berry," says a voice. "Here," answers Berry. 

The first themes of the term were due the third. 

Professor Chapman granted an adjourn last week. 

Cony Sturgis, '99, was on the campus Wednesday 
last. 

Parsons, 1900, went to Cambridge to see the 
game. 

The Sophomore Greek Class consists of four 
members. 

Gorgeously attired Freshmen have appeared in 
chapel lately. 

Professor Files granted an adjourn to German 4 
on Saturday. 

The Casino at Merrymeeting Park will close in 
about a week. 

Professor MacDonald granted an adjourn in 
history last Friday. 

Professor Chapman was one of the chorus at 
the Music Festival. 

Some of the students witnessed "The Christian" 
in Portland, last week. 

Professor Woodruff gave an adjourn in all his 
Greek classes, Monday. 

It is probable that the Editor-in-Chief of the 1901 
Bugle will also be its art editor. 

Quite a number of the students went to Bath 
Thursday night to "Madame Fifi." 

Some of the Freshmen were paraded in negligee 
last week, preparatory for initiation. 

A good many of the students went to the Musi- 
cal Festival in Portland Wednesday night. 

Professors Houghton and Emery were among 
the audience at the Festival, Wednesday night. 

President Hyde will lecture before the Saturday 
Club, December i6th, on "The Art of Optimism." 

Topsham Fair this week. Everything gives 
promise that it will be the most successful for years. 

The good showing made by the foot-ball team at 
Harvard was appropriately celebrated Wednesday 
night. 

Strout, 1900, is thinking seriously of spending 
his first Sunday in Brunswick since he has been in 
college. 



The gross receipts of the three days of the Maine 
Music Festival in Portland last week amounted to 
about $8,500. 

Referring to the game with Bowdoin, the Boston 
Globe says: "Harvard stock dropped several points 
after yesterday's game." 

Upton, Harvard's Jonah, is still searching for 
the puff in the Boston paper concerning his phenom- 
enal tackling against Harvard. 

The following members of 1900 have received 
appointment on '68 Prize Speaking : Bragdon, 
Chapman, Lee, McCarty, Webber, and Whitney. 

Professor Chapman has been chosen to represent 
Bowdoin at the inaugurations of President Hadley 
at Yale and President Faunce at Brown, both of 
which occur next week. 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, which held 
its initiation banquet at the Tontine Hotel, reports 
that the present proprietors are exceedingly pleas- 
ant and gentlemanly hosts. 

Among the members of the entering class at the 
Harvard Law School are the following Bowdoin 
men: Blake, '97; Young, Pennell, and Ives, '98; 
Dana, Came, Jennings, and Philoon, '99. 

At a meeting of the 1901 Bugle Board, held on 
October 6th, it was voted that the member of the 
Junior Class who handed in to the editor of the 
Bugle the largest number of acceptable drawings 
before January i, 1900, be awarded a prize of two 
Bugles. 

Among the members of the Portland Athletic 
Club team who have played on college teams are 
Halliday, fullback, Bates ; Dorticoes, right tackle, 
U. of M. ; Dyer, left guard, Brown; Stockbridge, 
right tackle, Bowdoin ; Coombs, right guard. Brown ; 
Lamb, right end, Colby; Chapman, left half, Bow- 
doin. Brooks of Colby will play later in the season. 

Professor Mitchell has posted the following sub- 
jects for themes due Tuesday, October 17th: 
For Juniors — 

1. England's Treatment of the Boers. 

2. Some Arguments Against Hazing. 

3. Browning's "Childe Roland to the Dark 
Tower Came." 

4. The Poetry of Edward Rowland Sill. 

For Sophomores — 

1. How May the Saloon Problem Be Solved? 

2. Should Our Greek-Letter Fraternities Post- 
pone "Pledging" until the Winter Term? 

3. Some of My Favorite Scenes in Fiction. 



118 



BOWDOIN OfelteNT. 



The electric road between Brunswick and Yar- 
mouth, to connect the Lewiston, Brunswick & Bath 
electric road with the Portland street railway 
system, will be completed and in active operation 
before the middle of next summer. The road will 
be built under the general law, with the sanction of 
the local authorities of the towns through which it 
passes, as to locations. This is a link in the chain 
of electric roads which it is claimed is to extend from 
I.ewiston to Boston. 



Y. M. C . f\. 

That the new departure taken by the Association, 
in having special music at its Sunday services, is 
highly appreciated by the students, is evident from 
the large attendance at all these services. 

An unusually large number had the privilege of 
listening, last Sunday, to two very beautiful solos 
by Miss Carrie Miller of Lewiston. She sang "The 
Holy City," and at the close of the service, "The 
Secret of His Presence." Miss Miller has a strong 
and very pleasing contralto voice, and all who heard 
her were inspired by her singing. We are happy in 
her promise to come again, some time, and sing 
for us. 

Professor Chapman brought out forcibly the 
connection between two important events of the 
previous week, the home-coming of Admiral Dewey, 
and the annual meeting of the American Board of 
Commissioners for Foreign Missions. He showed 
how the two events, marking lines of action and 
the expenditure of enormous energy for the shedding 
of light upon the dark places of heathendom, the one 
by inculcating religious truths, the other by promul- 
gating the principles of liberty, justice, and obedience 
to law, are the direct results of the spirit of progress 
in the Christian church. Elegant in diction, and 
forcible in phrase as ever. Professor Chapman held 
the entire attention of all present, and left each some 
good ideas to think upon. 

At the Thursday evening meeting, October 5th, 
the topic, "How has the vacation prepared me for 
the new year's work?" was considered. H. P. 
West, 1900, led the service. All who attended found 
it a profitable service. 

On Thursday evening, October 12th, will be the 
Bible Study rally. Let all who are interested in a 
serious study of the Bible, be present to listen to 
Rev. J. A. Boardman of Hallowell, who will speak 
upon the subject, "Why Study the Bible?" Or if 
you are not especially interested come and learn 
why you should be. Mr. Boardman is an excep- 



tionally pleasing speaker, and a large number should 
be present to welcome him. 

Mr. Harry Wade Hicks, the Secretary for the 
East of the Intercollegiate Y. M. C. A., announces 
his intention to pay us a visit on the 8th, pth, and 
loth of November. Mr. Hicks made his first official 
visit to our Association during the latter part of 
the last spring term, and won a warm place in the 
hearts of all who were privileged to meet him. By 
his good advice, founded on a large experience, by 
his strong Christian character and hearty enthusi- 
asm, he encouraged the leaders in the work to re- 
double their efforts in behalf of the Association, and 
they are looking forward with eagerness to his 
promised visit in November. 

To the generous donations of President Hyde 
and half a dozen other members of the Faculty the 
Association is indebted for the new hymn-books, 
which, as President Hyde remarked, have been a 
crying need ever since he has been here. 

The music committee is highly pleased at the 
willingness manifested by the students with musical 
talent, to help in our services, and announces an 
instrumental solo by a member of the Senior Class 
for next Sunday. 



AThiLETICS. 

HARVARD 13, BOWDOIN 0. 

On Wednesday afternoon, October 4th, the Bow- 
doin eleven played its first game of the season on. 
Soldiers' Field at Cambridge, and held Harvard down 
to a score of 13 to o, in twenty minutes of actual 
playing. Over 1,200 persons saw the game, which 
had promised to be a most interesting contest, but 
which was a disappointment. 

Harvard played poorly and Bowdoin did not 
do herself justice. The Bowdoin centre and quar- 
terback passed the ball poorly, and there were 
costly fumbles in our backfield. Though the Bow- 
doin ends smashed Harvard's interference prettily 
enough, they were slow getting down the field on 
punts. Tackling by both teams was high and dis- 
creditable. The newspapers of Boston roasted 
Harvard unmercifully and were only a trifle easier 
on Bowdoin. 

The game was quickly over. There were no 
waits for injuries; nobody had to leave the game 
on account of getting hurt. Captain Clarke won 
the toss and took the wind. Hallowell kicked off to 
Donnell, who brought the ball back 15 yards. Bow- 
doin tried Harvard's line and made no substantial 



SOWDOIN OEIENl'. 



119 



gain. Hunt went back for a punt; but the pass was 
poor and the kick sent the ball only about iS yards. 
Harvard got the ball on the Bowdoin 30-yard line. 
Then the Harvard backs began to smash over and 
through the Bowdoin line, and in about as long as 
it takes to tell about it, Parker had gone through 
our right tackle for a touchdown. There had been 
3 minutes' play. Sawin failed to kick the goal. 

The remainder of the half saw some strong line- 
bucking by Gregson, whose three, four, and five- 
yard gains through Trainer were generously 
applauded by the spectators. Harvard regained the 
ball on fumbles, but the Bowdoin defense was so 
strong that she would not score. Time was called 
with the ball near the centre of the field. 

At the opening of the second half Harvard sub- 
stituted her best available backs, Gierasch, Warren, 
and Reid, for the three who had played through the 
first 10 minutes. Faster offensive work on the part 
of the Crimson team was the outcome. Upton 
kicked off to Ried, who punted back. Harvard 
quickly regained the ball on a fumble, and with two 
rushes around the ends and some spirited line- 
smashing, carried the ball to the Bowdoin 6-yard 
line, whence Reid was pushed through the centre 
for a touchdown. Lawrence kicked the goal ; and 
the score was Harvard 11, Bowdoin o. 

Warren returned the next kickoff, and sharp 
work by the Harvard ends, coupled with a fumble by 
Hunt, due to a poor pass, gave Harvard the ball 
on the Bowdoin 40-yard line. Gierasch and Reid 
battered the Bowdoin men down the field, and War- 
ren went over the line for a five-yard gain, which 
would have netted a touchdown had not Harvard 
been offside. Bowdoin took the ball and Webb, who 
was having a try at centre, passed the ball back to 
Hunt for a kick. The pass was weak and the ball 
rolled over the goal line, where Hunt fell on it for 
a safety. Score, Harvard 13, Bowdoin 0. 

Twice in the remaining playing time Harvard got 
within 10 yards of scoring, and then lost the ball 
by being offside. Bowdoin could not make any 
decided gains, and the ball was in her possession 
on her own 25-yard line when time was up. The 
summary : 

Harvard. Bowdoin. 

Ristine, 1. e r. e., Chapman. 

Sawin, 1. t r. t., Laferriere. 

Boal, 1. g r. g., Bodwell. 

C. Sargent, c c, S wett. 

c, Webb. 

Trainer, r. g 1. g., Cloudman. 

Barnard, r. g. 

J. Lawrence, r. t 1. t.. Snow. 

Hallowell, r. e 1. e., Clarke. 

Fincke, q. b q. b., Donnell. 

Gierasch, 1. h. b r. h. b., Hunt. 

Parker, 1. h. b. 



Warren, r. h. b 1. h. b., Gregson. 

Kendall, r. h. b. 

Reid, f. b f. b., Upton. 

Sawin, f. b. 

Score — Harvard 13. Touchdowns — Parker, Reid. 
Goal — J. Lawrence. Safety — Hunt. Umpire — J. G. 
Knowlton. Referee — Harry Leighton. Linesmen — 
Gray of Harvard and Spear of Bowdoin. Time- 
keeper — John Graham. Time, lom. halves. 

DARTMOUTH n, BOWDOIN o. 

Dartmouth gave Bowdoin her second beating on 
Saturday afternoon, October 7th, on the gridiron 
at Hanover, after 40 minutes of brilliant playing by 
the home team. The score, 37 to 0, tells much ; but 
not all. We were not entirely outclassed. There 
were men in the Bowdoin team just as good as their 
opponents, but as regards team work we were away 
in the rear. Dartmouth had a heavy, fast, well- 
trained team on the field. Her men went down on 
kickoffs like hawks swooping on their prey ; they 
formed solid walls of interference for the backs 
when they received the kickoff ; they punted well ; 
they dashed at the line like tigers; they did so many 
things that we didn't do that tliey swept us off our 
feet. 

The game started in like a close contest. For 
about ten minutes it was nip and tuck, and the 
betting was only 10 to 6 in favor of Dartmouth. 
Then the Dartmouth backs found a weak spot 
between our left tackle and end and whirled play 
after play through it until the total of points scored 
was heart-rending. 

Of course Bowdoin occasionally got the ball, 
and once in a while she gained ; but it was once in 
a great while. When she tried to punt she made 
a bad failure of it and back would come the ball in 
the hands of the Dartmouth men. 

Once Bowdoin got to the Dartmouth 25-yard line 
and Captain Clarke nearly kicked a goal from the 
field ; and again Upton captured the bounding ball 
after a punt and made a good bid for a touchdown, 
only to be pulled to the ground from behind. Most 
of the time Bowdoin could be considered on the 
defensive, and, with her line as stubborn as it was 
at Cambridge, the score would have been smaller. 
But the line was pushed back. 

Still, this story must not be quite a tale of woe. 
There was considerable improvement in the Bow- 
doin team in some points in this second game of 
the season. Cloudman became more aggressive than 
we had ever seen him before ; Donnell's work was 
much better than before, Laferriere and Upton 
played like veterans, Gregson tackled with the fierce- 
ness of a steel-trap, and Chapman squelched plays 
aimed at his end as though the work were a pastime. 

Dartmouth surprised herself. Her team was 



120 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



composed largely of substitutes, as a number of her 
leading men are injured. Nobody expected the 
substitutes would prove such good men as they did. 
Jennings did the most telling work for Dartmouth. 

the summary. 
Dartmouth. Bowdoin. 

Gilmore, 1. e r. e., Chapman. 

Crowell, 1. t r. t., Laferriere. 

Lowe, 1. g r. g., Bodwell. 

Rogers, c c, Swett. 

Carson, r. g 1. g., Cloudman. 

Butterfield, r. t r. t., Snow. 

O'Connor, r. e 1. t., Gregson. 

Thompson, q. b r. e., Clarke. 

Jennings, 1. h. b 1. e., Bellatty. 

Proctor, r. h. b q. b., Donnell. 

Wainwright, f. b r. h. b., Hunt. 

Farmer, f. b 1. h. b., Gregson. 

Bridges, f. b 1. h. b., Sylvester. 

Crowell, f. b f. b., Upton. 

Score, Dartmouth 37. Touchdowns, Jennings 4, 
Butterfield, Wainwright, Proctor. Goals from 
touchdowns. Proctor 2. Umpire, Bacon of Bow- 
doin. Referee, Carleton of Dartmouth. Timer, 
Reddington of Dartmouth. Linesmen, Varney of 
Dartmouth, Spear of Bowdoin. Time, 20-minute 
halves. 

I 
GRIDIRON SIDE-LINES. 

The Harvard game was the first 'varsity game 
in the career of Snow, Chapman, Swett, Webb, 
Laferriere, and Donnell ; and the first Harvard game 
for Hunt and Upton. Cloudman, Bodwell, and 
Gregson have played against Harvard three times. 

Especial praise for steady, hard, and effective 
work in the Harvard game is due Snow, Gregson, 
Hunt, and Upton. They all distinguished them- 
selves. 

One can get an idea of the impression the 
Harvard-Bowdoin game made upon the foot-ball 
reporters of the Boston newspapers from the follow- 
ing clipping from The Boston Globe : 

"Of all the ragged, loose, shiftless and unscien- 
tific games played on Soldiers' Field — and there have 
been many — this was the worst. Both elevens 
seemed to have forgotten all the foot-ball that had 
ever been taught them. The game abounded in 
tackles around the neck and the shoulders by the 
Bowdoin men, and in instances of running back by 
Harvard halfbacks. Three times in the lo-minute 
halves Harvard lost the ball on fumbles, Bowdoin 
also losing it once, and five times — twice within the 
iS-yard line — Harvard was penalized for offside 
playing. Once Harvard was held for downs. Har- 
vard's offense being pitifully weak, and the defense 
for a good part of the game utterly demoralized. 
The game showed that the men have not yet 
mastered the rudiments." 

While in Boston, the Bowdoin men stayed at the 
Quincy House. They left there Thursday morning 
for the Newton Inn at Norwich, Vermont, and went 



to Hanover, about a mile from that place, on Satur- 
day. 

Swett proved a solid man at centre in the Har- 
vard game, and was kept in his position up to the 
last three minutes. 

Manager Spear is going to have a tackling 
dummy put into use next week. There is too much 
high tackling. 

Captain Clarke ran the plays for his team at 
Canibridge and at Hanover. 

The two defeats at the opening of the season 
ought to be good for the team when the Maine games 
come. 

The return trip of the eleven from Hanover was 
made between the hours of 2.45 A.M. and 1.35 p.m., 
on Sunday. The ride is tiresome. 

Yale found Bates easy. The score was 28 to o. 
Coach Dibblee, Quarterback Daly, and other Har- 
vard men saw the game at New Haven on Satur- 
day, and the papers report them as taking copious 
notes. Thus it is evident that Harvard is afraid of 
Bates. 



PERSONflLS. 

'25. — The many friends of ex-Senator James W. 
Bradbury will be glad to learn that he has nearly 
recovered from his recent serious illness, and is now 
reported out of danger. 

'50. — Senator Frye left Lewiston last Monday to 
enter on the Republican campaign in Ohio. Mr. 
Frye in his October speeches presumably will devote 
himself largely to commercial questions and to 
debating the development of American commerce 
under protection as well as to the present phase of 
the Philippine question. 

'54. — F. A. Wilson was recently elected one of 
the directors of the Bangor Bridge Co. 

'60. — Ex-Speaker Reed, in a letter of farewell to 
his former constituents, coins an excellent saying : 
"Office as 'a ribbon to stick in your coat' is worthy 
nobody's consideration. Office as opportunity is 
worthy all consideration." 

'77. — Successive reminders come to hand from 
various parts of the State that former residents of 
Maine do not forget their native places or the 
churches amid whose hallowed influences and 
associations they were reared. A recent instance is 
the dedication of eight memorial windows at the 
Center Street Church, Machias. One of the most 
beautiful, representing Christ knocking at the Gate, 
is the gift of Dr. H. H. Smith, now of New Haven, 
in memory of his wife and mother. Dr. Smith was 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



121 



born and brought up in Machias, and was for many 
years a member of this church and Sunday-school. 

'78. — Mr. William E. Sargent, principal of Hebron 
Academy, was born in Sanford, Me., but much of 
his boyhood was passed in various towns of the 
State, as his father moved from place to place in 
attending to ministerial duties. Mr. Sargent 
received his early education in the towns in which 
he resided, and prepared himself for college under 
the supervision of Rev. J. J. Bulfinch of Freeport. 
He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1878. In 
April of the same year he accepted the position of 
principal of the Topsham High School, which he 
held for two years, at the end of which time he 
went to Freeport, where he had charge of the High 
School until 1885, when he went to Hebron Academy. 
For fourteen years he has labored unceasingly for 
the building up of this' academy, until it stands as 
one of the best fitting schools of New England. 

'82. — Edward R. Jewett, aged 38 years, a prom- 
inent Chicago lawyer and a Deputy Sheriff in Cook 
County, died suddenly at Cherryfield, Me., Friday, 
October 6, 1899, of heart failure. He was a graduate 
of Bwodoin College, Class of '82. He is survived 
by a widow, the daughter of G. R. Campbell of 
Cherryfield, two sons and one daughter. 

'91. — On Wednesday, October 4th, in Bowdoin- 
ham, occurred the marriage of Miss Frances Florida 
Curtis to Mr. Fred Ober Fish. Miss Curtis is a 
graduate of Brunswick High School, where she 
fitted for Smith College, from which also she was 
graduated. She has recently taught school in Skow- 
hegan. She has accompanied her father. Captain 
Curtis, on several sea voyages, and has visited China, 
Japan and other foreign lands of interest. Mr. Fish 
is the son of Professor Charles Fish of the Bruns- 
wick High School, and graduated from Bowdoin 
in '91. He has a fine position as examiner in the 
patent office at Washington. 

'91. — The death of John R. Home, Jr., occurred 
October i, 1899. He graduated from the Berlin 
High School in 1887, from Bowdoin in i8gi, and 
Andover Theological Seminary in 1894. He then 
accepted a call to Bartlett, N. H., where he served 
faithfully four years. Last winter he had a severe 
attack of la grippe. He was taken to Waverly, 
Mass., and put under hospital treatment, but never 
recovered. Mr. Home was a member of the Theta 
Delta Chi fraternity, an Odd Fellow, a Free Mason, 
and a Knight of Pythias. He leaves a father, 
mother, six brothers, and one sister. 

'94. — Pliny F. Stevens, M.D., and Miss Emma 
L. Siebert were married in Bayonne, N. J., August 
I, 1899. 



'94. — F. J. Libby, who has been studying abroad 
during the past year, enters Andover this fall. 

'94. — F. W. Dana has left the New York office 
of Silver Burdette, and will enter business in Port- 
land. 

'94. — H. C. Wilbur has resigned the principal- 
ship of the High School in Jonesport, Me. 

'94. — Harry E. Bryant and Miss Harriet E. 
Hopping were married at Biddeford, Me., July 5. 
1899. 

'94. — Ralph P. Plaisted will open a law office in 
Bangor. 

'94. — Edgar M. Simpson and Miss Ethel H. 
White were married in Newcastle, Me., September 
6, 1899. 

'97. — Samuel Ackley is teaching at Washington 
Academy, East Machias, Me. He is acting as 
assistant to Harriman, also of '97. 

'98. — W. W. Lawrence will not return to the 
University of Leipzig this fall. He and H. R. Ives, 
'98, will take courses at Harvard. 

'99. — Samuel C. Pattee, who graduated with high 
rank from Bowdoin last June, has gone to Philadel- 
phia, where he has entered the University of 
Pennsylvania for a four years' course in the medical 
department. 

'99. — C. V. Woodbury is teaching at Baring, Me. 

Med. — Dr. G. H. Hutchins of Auburn has just 
left for Searsmont, where he is to engage in the 
practice of medicine. Dr. Hutchins is a graduate 
of Bowdoin Medical School, and has had the benefit 
of a New York hospital practice, besides with one 
of our local physicians. His many friends wish him 
every success in the new field. 

'99. — Stockbridge is coaching the foot-ball team 
at Maine Wesleyan Seminary, Kent's Hill. His 
pupils are showing good progress, and on Saturday, 
October 7th, defeated Bates Second Eleven by a 
score of 52-0. 



IRST- feLASS * ffRINTING 

FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, 



EXECUTED AT THE 



JOURNAL OFFICE. LEW18T0N. 



BOWiDOiN ORIENT'. 



GOLF PANTS AND LEGGINS. 



We now have a line assortment of the above-named 
goods, and at prices which are very low for the 
quality of the goods. CALL and Examine. 



J. W. & O. R. PENNELL, 

ONE-PRICE, SPOT-CASH CLOTHIERS, 

72 Main St., BRUNSWICK. 



J. H. YORK, 

MERCHANT TAILOR, 

DD Fellows Block BrunSwick, Me. 



IN STOCK 



A. Q. Spauldin^ & Bros. 

AND 

Wright & Ditson 



extra heavy hand-knit 



Laiiiti's Wool Sweaters. 



CORRECT THINGS IN 
ATHLETIC GOODS. 



THOMPSON BROS., 

Bath's Spot-Cash Clothiers. 



E. S. BODWELL, 



50 Main Street, 



Brunswick, 



In College Colors, at $4.00 and $5.00. 

SHAW MADE COLLEGE CAPS 

At 45c. to $1.00. 

JERSEYS and RUNNING PANTS 

45c. to $2.00. 

All the New Shapes in 

NECKWEAR. 

Agent for GUYER HAT. 

Give U8 a call. No fa'ouble to show goods. 

MURPHY 

The Hatter. 

Sign, Gold Hat. 
Corner Lisbon and Ash Streets, 
LEWISTON, ME. 

Cigars, Tobaccos, 

Novels, Confectionery, 

Billiards 40c. per Hour. DHUaraS, HOOl. 

New Balls, New Cues, Tables in Thorougli Repair. 

208 Main Street, BRUNSWICK, ME. 
W. R. Field's Old Stand. 

Frank E. I^oberts, 

DEALEB IN 

.Mw^,..,^Fine Boots, Shoes, and Rubbers, 




No. 52 Main Street, 



Give him a call. 

He will use you all right. 



BKUNSWICK, ME. 



Uention Orient when Fatronizing Our Advertisers. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 19, 1899. 



Vol. XXIX. 



No. 13. 



BOWDOrN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
YKAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Baee, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

IsLAY F. McCoRMiCK, 1900, Business Manager. 
Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Harry C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 
Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 
Charles E. Bellatty. 



Per anniini, in advance, ..... $2.00. 
Single Copies 10 Cents. 

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

Kemittances sliould be made to the Business M.anager. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

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

Printed at the .Journal Office, Lewiston. 



CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 13.— October 19, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 123 

Calendar 125 

College News 125 

Y. M. C. A 127 

Athletics ■ 128 

Personals 129 



Never has college spirit suffered so low an 
ebb tide as during the past week. Mortifying 
as it may be, yet it is nevertheless true, that 
Bowdoin can be taught a most profitable lesson 
in college spirit right here in our own State. 
Where else in the State, not to mention out- 
side, does such a deplorable condition exist 
that a mass-meeting is necessary not only to 
get out a second eleven on the gridiron, but. 
even to get out all the men of the first team, — 



in other words, foot-ball thus far this fall has 
been nearly synonymous with disgrace. 

It is extremely difficult for the Orient to 
interpret its thoughts and complaints in cold 
black and white concerning this subject ; not so 
much from inability as from the inherent 
repugnance against kicking against any col- 
lege organization of such importance and 
popularity as a Foot-Ball Association. 
Nevertheless, the disease lacks a remedy, and 
its symptoms are too acute to permit indiffer- 
ence,, so "here goes." 

In the first place no discredit on account of 
the foot-ball condition can be laid against Mr. 
Crolius ; indeed it is wonderful how the man 
can possess energy enough to stick by the fel- 
lows and cheer them up so continuously as he 
does ; in fact, the side lines feel that he should 
handle the team with much more seA^erity, 
and will stand by him in ruling the players 
with cast-iron regulations. If a 'varsity man 
plays listlessly, tackles high or plays high, give 
him a dose of second eleven, for such faults 
belong to beginners, and in a veteran there is 
no excuse. 

Under the present conditions it seems 
suicidal to suspend a regular player, and the 
captain justly restrains himself except as a 
last resort; but sufficient provocation e.x;isted, 
it seems, last week, to have suspended a few 
of the "stars" from participating in Saturday's 
game, and such action would have surely been 
approved by the fellows. Such proceedings 
might teach a lesson never to be forgotten, and 
truly, there appears to be no other method for 
teaching certain fellows their dues to their 
college. 

The team itself is not harmonious and the 
word lacks considerable of being a collective 
noun. One or two of the veterans "loaf ;"' 



124 



BOWDOIN OKIENT. 



being sure of a position and able to do their 
eleventh part of the work, they are satisfied ; 
but the college does not like it, by any means, 
and she expects the sum total of their worth. 
If a man can handle his opponent with no 
difficulty, let him pay a bit of attention to some 
of the other ten opponents, a few of whom 
may require more than one man to adequately 
care for them. 

More important than all this is the ques- 
tion of a second eleven. The 'varsity is always 
stronger than the second from the very nature 
of things, and, conversely, the stronger the 
second eleven the better our record for this 
season. In the neighborhood of forty suits 
have jjeen distributed among the fellows, and 
nsually about fourteen men report for the 
scrub. Just as sure as we lose a State game 
this year, the blame should fall as heavily on 
the second as on the first, since there are about 
fifteen fellows in college who could make so 
strong a second eleven that every game now, 
or with a possible exception of one out-of-State 
game would be a victory for us, and Bowdoin 
again would boast the championship of Maine. 

Finally, there remains but a word to the 
fellows in general. Excluding players there 
are about two hundred fellows here at college, 
of whom occasionally as many as fifty honor 
the athletic field with their presence — that is 
all, a paltry one-fourth gathers in one corner 
of the grand stand and softly whisper to each 
other pessimistic comments upon the ragged 
work of this man or that. In short, why can't 
there be a hundred and fifty men on the side 
lines every day of the week; why can't they 
cheer and how! at every gain or stop which is 
at all admirable ; why can't they infuse the men 
and the team with the dash which they so 
much lack ? Why, they can, and ever so much 
more, too. The Orient appeals to college 
spirit, to college sons, to Bowdoin men ; do 
your duty as you never did it before, and your 
reward will be emblazoned upon the annals of 
Bowdoin's foot-ball history for the current 
season. 



The paper reports concerning the forma- 
tion of a State Base-Ball League of which 
Bowdoin is a member, wander not a little 
from the true facts of the case. 

To be sure a provisional schedule has been 
made out applicable to such a league, thus 
encouraging managers to quite complete their 
respective schedules without causing any con- 
fliction. 

Bowdoin later on from a new aspect of the 
relations with Colby, may make a change in 
her decision. But at present there is not 
much probability of a change in opinion, so 
everything points to Bowdoin's independence 
next spring so far as a State league is con- 
cerned. 



Possibly a few fellows felt a sour sensation 
in their mouths as the effect of a recent article 
in the Portland Argus, which is so convenient 
when any one has some mud to fling. The 
gist of the article was that if the four colleges 
in the State were amalgamated, one first-class 
college might result. The article was signed 
"L. W. S." — looks rather familiar, doesn't it? 

Bowdoin, as a college, does not claim 
supreme excellence ; nor would she wish to 
possess it if it is only obtainable by combining 
with the other colleges of the State. Unfor- 
tunately, Mr. L. W. S., discontent is not 
gnawing at our vitals ; indeed, we are rather 
serenely happy and contented in our Faculty, 
alumni, fellow-students, funds, campus, 
buildings, curriculum, and all that pertains to 
the college. Our alumni, young and old, 
have won marked honor and respect in all the 
various human activities; they are the main- 
stay of the State ; they are loved by her people ; 
they have participated in national activities ; 
they have earned the praise of a generous 
nation; and Bowdoin, their Mother, has done 
all this — notwithstanding the numerous' 
defects which are attributed to her from cer- 
tain sources. How gratifying it is to be 
considered a first-class college even by the 
people of the State, educators of the land, and 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



125 



sister institutions, althougli judgment from 
such sources may not be the true criterion of 
our worth, when so able a judge as L. W. S. 
exists. 

Yet in aU sincerity may it be our happy lot 
and that of our posterity to boast an Alma 
Mater, Bowdoin ; while the insignificant buz- 
zing of our awful blusterer of the Argus 
columns falls among us unconsciously in the 
sweet fragrance of congeniality, progress- 
iveness and contentment, which permeates 
Bowdoin, from Athletic Field to Art Building, 
and from South Appleton to Memorial Hall. 



The college treasurer has received a tele- 
gram announcing that the decree of the U. S. 
Circuit Court dismissing the bill of review in 
the Garcelon case has been affirmed. This 
would seem to close the litigation which has 
been carried on in California for nearly ten 
years. In April, 1891, Mrs. Catherine M. 
Garcelon of Oakland, Cal.,made a deed of trust 
by which conveying to trustee. Judge John A. 
Stanley, property left her by her brother. Dr. 
Samuel Merritt, amounting to $1,250,000 
should be distributed after her death 
to relatives and public institutions. One- 
fifth was given in comparatively small 
amounts to a large number of individuals, and 
six-tenths of the remainder was to be divided 
between a hospital in Oakland and Bowdoin 
College, in the proportion of four to six. 
Immediately upon her death one of her 
nephews began a law suit. An attack was 
made upon the validity of the deed by a 
nephew not mentioned in it and the legal con- 
test has waged ever since. The sole surviving 
trustee. Judge John A. Stanley, died a few 
days prior to the decision just rendered. The 
property is largely in unproductive real estate, 
and it is not expected that the college will 
realize the $400,000 which its benefactor 
desired it to have for another decade. 



"My mind to me a kingdom is!" 
The poet sang in great elation ; 

The politician's mind is oft 

One great big mental reservation. 



-Ex. 



CALENDAR. 

Saturday, Oct. 21. — Bowdoin plays Amherst at 
Amherst. 

Sunday, Oct. 22. — Sermon before the Y. M. C. A. 

Saturday, Oct. 28. — Bowdoin plays Tufts at 
Brunswick. 

Monday, Oct. 30. — Mid-term meeting of college 
jury. 

Wednesday, Nov. i. — Bowdoin plays Exeter at 
Exeter. 

Saturday, Nov. 4. — Bowdoin plays Colby at 
Portland. 

Saturday, Nov. 11. — Bowdoin plays Bates at 
Brunswick. 

Wednesday, Nov. 15. — Bowdoin plays Tufts at 
College Hill. 

Saturday, Nov. 18. — Bowdoin plays Holy Cross 
at Worcester. 

Thursday, Nov. 23. — Bowdoin plays Portland 
Athletic Club at Portland. 

Monday to Friday, Dec. 18-22. — Examinations. 

Thursday, Dec 21. — Sophomore Prize Declama- 
tions. 

Thursday, Dec 28. — Medical Term begins. 

Wednesday, Oct.. 25. — Bowdoin plays Amherst at 
Amherst. 

Thursday, to Sunday, Nov. 30-DEC. 4. — Thanks- 
giving Recess. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 



Briggs, '99, was on the campus last week, 

Paul Hill, '02, passed Sunday at his home in Saco. 

The Glee Club began its rehearsals Monday 
night. 

The second themes of the term were due last 
Tuesday. 

The foliage plants set out last year by '99 have 
been taken up. 

Some of the students attended the dance at Bath 
last Thursday evening. 

Quite a number of the students attended the 
Fairman's Band last Monday night. 

The Brunswick High School gave a dance 
Wednesday night in the Court Room. 

Last Friday the 'Varsity put in some of the fast- 
est practice ever seen on the athletic field. 

Mr. Richard B. Dole of Portland, P. H. S., '98, 
was the guest of Miss Huldah Humphreys recently. — 
Brunswick Telegraph. 

Was it Dicky Dole, Bowdoin, '02? 



126 



BOWDOm OEIENT. 



Riley, '03, visited friends in Bath last Saturday 
evening. 

The campus green is nearly hidden under its fall 
bed of dead leaves. 

The Seniors take up Ricardo's Doctrines in Polit- 
ical Economy this week. 

F. W. Dana, '94, was around college Friday and 
Saturday of last week. 

A big influx of foot-ball enthusiasm has been 
coming this way since Monday last. 

Minot, '96, and Thwing, '8g, witnessed the initia- 
tion ceremonies of Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

The council of New England college presidents 
is held at Bowdoin, November 3d and 4th. 

Among the new clubs is the "Maine Hall Trium- 
virate," of which Levensaler is President. 

Appleton, '02, rendered a solo at the ifiorning 
service in the Episcopal Church last Sunday. 

The official trial of the 30-knot torpedo boat 
Dahlgren, will be held at Bath Monday night. 

Dr. Whittier is now well into the second half of 
the Freshman Class in examining their prowess and 
stature. 

A mass-meeting was held Thursday afternoon to 
arouse foot-ball enthusiasm. It had the desired 
effect. 

"Richard Carvel" has about made the rounds of 
the end. May the next popular story be as enter- 
taining. 

Bean, '92, Holmes and Pope, '95, Peaks, "96, and 
Clarke and Randall, '99, were present at the Zeta 
Psi initiation. . 

Bath claims a large number of fellows this fall in 
social events. They all report the little city a very 
congenial retreat. 

The Delta Upsilon Chapters of Bowdoin and 
Colby hold a joint banquet in Augusta Thursday 
evening of this week. 

The Athletic Department of the Orient is now 
handled by Bellatty, while Pottle, his predecessor, 
will assist upon the College News. 

Now that John Graham has , been engaged to 
coach the track team we feel sure that Bowdoin will 
keep up her reputation of last year. 

Stevens, '03, called at Professor Robinson's office 
Wednesday of last week to procure tickets to 
Triangle's exhibition at the Topsham Fair. 

West, 1900, left Saturday for Ann Arbor, Mich., 
to attend the Delta Upsilon convention, to which he 
is the delegate from the Bowdoin Chapter. The con- 
vention is held on October i8th, 19th and 20th. 



E. S. Stackpole, '71, was on the campus last 
week. 

The college sportsmen are finding great sport in 
the woods this year ; but they have not, as yet. 
materially affected the supply of birds. 

The Harvard and Yale game of Maine promises 
to be as close as the approaching game at Cainbridge 
and as interesting as last year's game at Lewiston. 

Professor Chapman left Monday noon to attend 
the inauguration of President Hadley at Yale and 
President Faunce at Brown, as Bowdoin's representa- 
tive. 

Palmer goes a-wheeling on the Sabbath, and ret- 
ribution comes in the form of a punctured tire, 
necessitating a little jaunt which amuses him until 

TO P.M. 

The Bugle Board of 1901 have commenced work 
in earnest, it is reported. Pierce will supervise the 
literary matter and Quinn will look out for its finan- 
cial interests. 

President Hyde drew a helpful lesson in his talk 
in chapel last Sunday from the text, "Thou shalt 
love the Lord thy God with all thy heart ; and thy 
neighbor as thyself." 

Charles Scribner's Sons have sold a great number 
of sets of Kipling, Stevenson, Barrie, and Hart to the 
fellows this last week, through the suavity and per- 
suasion of their representative. 

The papers have made various mention from time 
to time about games in Maine Foot-Ball League. 
No such league exists, and the games in the State 
are entirely unrelated to each other. 

The Casino at Merrymeeting Park is now closed 
for the season. This leaves the field clear for 
" Cabin " and "Jake's" during the cooler months, and 
it is safe to promise them many visits from students. 

An unusually large number of "game limbs" have 
resulted this year from the early foot-ball practice ; 
but, fortunately, the men are commencing to get in 
shape again, and every few days notes another form 
on the gridiron. 

The Freshman Class held a meeting. Monday 
and elected the following officers: President, N. L. 
Perkins ; vice-president, J. L. Mitchell ; secretary 
and treasurer, McCormick ; captain foot-ball team, 
Charles F. Conners. 

Veazie, '99, spent a few days about the canlpus 
last week looking after his effects and enjoying old 
times. Bill says the story about him isn't wholly 
true. He lost some money, but there was no 
"cocking good fellow" concerned in it. 

The college was not annoyed this year by the 
participation of the town fellows in the society 



/' 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



127 



initiations ; and as far as can be learned the Fresh- 
men were as successfully put through as last year, 
when assistance was thrust upon the college by the 
town. 

The Roswell H. Fairman Boston Concert Band 
gave a splendid evening's program last Monday 
night in the Town Hall. The students might well 
have patronized such a company instead of the cheap 
dramatic companies which are inflicted upon Bruns- 
wick. 

The Quill makes its first appearance for the cur- 
rent year just as the Orient goes to press. This 
number, however, will be unusually strong, it is 
promised, and the endeavor will be made to sustain 
the commendable record of the past during the whole 
year. 

A handicap tournament, i8 holes medal play, 
will be held on the links October 20th and 21st. 
The rounds m.ay be played either Friday or Satur- 
day. Send your name before Thursday to the tour- 
nament committee: Dr. Whittier, H. L. Berry, '01, 
K. C. M. Sills, '01. 

The Seniors in Political Economy will meet next 
week and hold their initiatory gathering for the con- 
sideration of the politics of foreign nations. The 
first discussion will be "The Transvaal Question," 
to which an hour or so will be devoted, and the 
usual light repast will close the evening. 

That the George Evans Debating Society is to be 
resurrected should be pleasing to the whole student 
body. Even though many did not take active part 
in the society last year, yet all acknowledged its 
worth and were sorry to see it die out. The officers 
were elected Tuesday night, and the attempt will be 
made to revive an active and keen interest in its 
meetings. 

Two political clubs, representing the Republican 
and Democratic parties respectively, would find a 
living interest among the other college activities. 
The fellows are about the age of voting, and a sys- 
tematic inquiry into the party platforms would reap 
considerable benefit and knowledge. A debate 
might be arranged between representatives of the 
clubs, which might produce embryo stump speakers, 
not to mention the entertainment to the student 
body. 

The following men from the Freshman Class 
were initiated Tuesday evening, October loth : 

Alpha Delta Phi. — C. Linwood Beedy, Lewiston ; 
Charles P. Connors, Bangor ; Edward W. Dunlap, 
Brunswick; Philip T. Harris, East Machias ; Albert 
P. Holt, Billerica, Mass. ; Clement F. Robinson, 
Brunswick; Harry Riley, Brunswick; and Thomas 
C. White, Lewiston. 

P.si Upsilon. — Ralph Andrews, Kennebunk ; 
Philip G. Clifford, Portland; Harris A. Jones, Port- 



land; Sidney B. Larrabee, Portland; Franklin Law- 
rence, Portland ; John L. Mitchell, Brunswick ; 
Harold B. Pratt, Belfast; George S. Sabin, Port- 
land ; and George H. Stover, Brunswick. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon. — Samuel B. Gray, Old- 
town; Ralph W. H. Hellenbrand. Oldtown ; Irving 
Nutter, Bangor ; Bertrand L. Smith, Patten ; Carl 
W. Smith, Portland; John P. Webber, Jr., Brook- 
line, Mass. ; Jesse D. Wilson, Brunswick. 

Zeta Psi. — Philip M. Coffin, Brunswick; Harold 
W. Files, Cornish; George Libby, Jr., Portland; 
Edward F. Merrill, Skowhegan ; Harraden S. Pearl, 
Bangor (special); Scott C. W. Simpson, Portland; 
Alfred M. G. Soule, Woolwich. 

Theta Delta Chi. — E. Farrington Abbott. 
Auburn ; Luther B. Dana, Westbrook ; George K. 
Farnsworth, Bethel ; Charles P. Moody, Portland ; 
Harold R. Stevens, Portland; Leon V. Walker, 
Bethel; Frank Welch, Portland; and Malcolm V. 
Woodbury, Deering. 

Delta Upsilon. — Harris Barrows, Augusta; John 
A. Green, Coplin ; Leslie L. Evans, South Portland ; 
Farnsworth G. Marshall, Bucksport; Donald 
McCormick, Boothbay Harbor ; Niles Perkins, 
Weeks Mills; Paul Preble, Auburn; and Harrie L. 
Webber, Lewiston. 

Kappa Sigma. — Henry Farley, Portland ; Joseph 
Ridlon, "Gorham; Charles Shaw, Cumberland Cen- 
ter ; James Shaughnessy, Natick, Mass. ; Henry 
Spollett, Brunswick, and Edward T. Fenley, Port- 
land. 



Y.M. C. f\. 

On Thursday, October 12th, the Bible Study 
prospectus appeared, giving a detailed statement of 
the courses to be offered both in Bible and Mission 
.Study for this year. 

The special service on the subject of Bible Study 
was held on Thursday evening, October 12th, the 
Rev. J. R. Boardman of Hallowell delivering an 
address on "Why Study the Bible?" Among the 
many good points that Mr. Boardman brought out 
was the fact that in the Bible God reveals himself 
to view, not to the casual peruser of the sacred 
writings, but to him who thoroughly studies the 
book, and desires to find in it inspiration and 
spiritual nourishment. 

Mr. J. R. Libby, the well-known merchant of 
Portland, spoke before the Association on Sunday 
afternoon, October 15th. He spoke from a business 
standpoint, telling the fellows how business men 
look upon them. A violin solo by Gibson, '02, and a 
vocal solo by Whitney, igoo, were much enjoyed. 

In a few days the Bible classes will begin. 
Already a large number have been enrolled in these 
classes, and there is a short time now for others 
to join before the regular work begins. 

The topics for the week-night meetings have 
been printed, as usual, and copies of the same can 
be obtained of Beadle, 1900, the chairman of the 
religious meetings committee. 



128 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



ATHLETICS. 



BOWDOIN 14, U. of M. o. 

There was a decided improvement in the Bow- 
doin eleven on Saturday when we defeated U. of M. 
by 12 points in an exciting game on the Whittier 
Field. With the exception of the tackling, which 
was wretched, the work of the Bowdoin men is 
generally praiseworthy. Our line bucking was 
harder ; the end runs went with precision ; and 
everybody was aggressive. 

Cloudman smashed through the line again and 
again. He outdid himself. Three times he blocked 
an attempt at punting by Maine. Bodwell and 
Laferriere not only played their positions but did 
work which properly belonged to others. Dorticos, 
the star tackle of the Maine team, is a good man; 
but he met more than his match in Gregson on 
Saturday. Stackpole ran the team well and helped 
the runners greatly after he had passed the ball. 

Leighton filled up the centre hole in acceptable 
style. U. of M. gained only on punting and on 
cnd-and-tackle plays, which are the hardest plays 
in the world to stop. 

Merrill, who played about 10 minutes on the 
second half, acquitted hnnself well when sent with 
the ball. Chapman smashed up interference in a 
way which was beautiful to see. Captain Clarke 
excelled in bringing the ball back on kickoffs. 

The grand stand was filled, and about one 
hundred persons were on the ground outside. The 
crowd cheered the visiting team lustily and nearly 
kicked down the grand stand when the Bowdoin 
squad trotted out for signal practice. The lack of 
organized cheering was noticeable. 

Other points of interest we give below. 

The Game. 

Captain Bird won the toss and took the western 
goal, which put his back to the wind and the sun. 
Upton kicked off to A. R. Davis, who brought the 
ball back from the 15 to the 25-yard line and then 
went down under a heap of Bowdoin men. Dorticos 
punted to Stackpole, who got back 15 yards with 
the ball. Bowdoin got five yards to recompense 
her for offside play by Maine. Hunt went around 
the Maine right tackle for 5 yards. Then Gregson 
sailed around the opposite tackle for 20 yards and a 
touchdown. The time Used had been just 2 minutes 
and 38 seconds. Captain Clarke kicked the goal. 
Score, Bowdoin 6, Maine o. 

Chapman caught the kickoff by Dorticos and 
brought the ball 10 yards up the field. But Bow- 
doin lost that distance in attempting a criss-cross 
which resulted in a fumble. Hunt fell on the ball. 



Leighton passed the balll for a punt by Donnell ; 
but the ball went over the head of the punter and 
into the arms of Stackpole who was standing ready 
to recover it in an emergency of this sort. Stackpole 
punted and the gain was 10 yards. G. H. Davis 
encircled Clarke's end for 8 yards. Dorticos 
fumbled the ball in attempting an end run. Clarke 
captured the ball for Bowdoin. Hunt made 10 
yards on a double-pass play aimed at the right end 
of the Maine line. Gregson tried the opposite end 
but found no opening. Cloudman gained 4 yards 
around the left end of the Maine line. Donnell and 
Hunt punted the tackles for 4 yards and 8 yards 
respectively. Cloudman came around the end again 
for 4 yards. And then Hunt banged through Page, 
and by skillful dodging and swift running passed the 
whole Maine eleven and got a 60-yard run with a 
touchdown at the end. Barrows was the only man 
who had any chance at all of catching the Bowdoin 
halfback in the open field; and Barrows would have 
swapped his chance for a job to pitch hay. Clarke 
kicked the goal. Score, 12 to o. 

Dorticos kicked off to Cloudman who advanced 
about 3 yards. Donnell bucked the line for 2 yards. 
Hunt made a fine run of 30 yards around the Maine 
right end. Gregson worked the other end for 8 
yards. Hunt bucked the line for 2 yards. Donnell 
smashed through it for 5 yards. Then Maine braced 
and earned the ball on downs at the Maine 30-yard 
hne. The Davis brothers tried cross tackle plays 
and gained their distance on two downs. Then they 
tried our ends, but gained nothing. Page tried an 
end run with no greater success. Dorticos went 
back for a punt. Cloudman threw Cole back and 
into the air so that the ball struck Cole in the back 
and rolled 15 yards toward the Maine goal. The 
referee gave the ball to Maine, however. 

Barrows and one of the Davis boys tried to find 
a hole in the Bowdoin line. They ran into a solid 
wall. Dorticos tried another kick, but Cloudman 
was through the line and in front of the low punt. 
The slap Cloudman gave the ball sent it back over 
the line, where Hatch fell on it for a safety, thus 
making the score 14 to 0. 

Clarke, catching the ball on the next kickoff, did 
well to bring it back 15 yards. Gregson went around 
the end for 3 yards. Hunt made an end run of 13 
yards. U. of M. got the ball on downs and made 3 
yards between the Bowdoin left end and tackle and 
a couple of yards through the same point on the 
other side of the line. Cloudman got through the 
line and spoiled the next play, and Hunt blocked the 
next attempt by the Orono men. Laferriere fell on 
the fumbled ball. Bowdoin had made no gain when 
the half ended a minute later. 

Bowdoin did not score in the second half. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



129 



Though she had the wind at her back, and a strong 
breeze it was, too, she punted only once when 
Donnell sent a high-flier about 40 yards. The Maine 
ends did better work in this half and the centre men 
were working harder. Bowdoin fumbled con- 
siderably. Stackpole had to leave the game. His 
absence hurt the team work somewhat. Cloudman 
and Barrows made a number of tackles behind the 
line of the opposing team. A. R. Davis ran between 
Chapman and Laferriere and gained 40 yards for 
Maine before Donnell downed him. Dorticos ran 
around Chapman for an 8-yard gain. The Bowdoin 
guards, tackles and backs made short dashes, and 
the Maine men gained a few yards on tackle bucks. 
But neither side got into dangerous proximity to the 
scoring point. Bowdoin had the ball, having held 
the enemy for downs on her 30-yard line when time 
was called. 

The Summary : 

Bowdoin. U. of Maine. 

Clarke, I.e. (Capt.) r.e., Harvey 

Gregson, l.t r.t., Dorticos 

Cloudman, l.g r.g.. Cole (Judge) 

Leighton centre (Capt.) Bird 

Bodwell. r.g l.g.. Puffer 

Laferriere, r. t 1. t.. Page 

Chapman, r. e 1. e., Hadlock 

Stackpole (DonnelH, q.b Hatch 

Donnell (Merrill), l.h.b r.h.b.. A. R. Davis 

Hunt, r.h.b l.h.b.. G. H. Davis 

Upton, f.b f.b.. Barrows 

Touchdowns — Hunt, Gregson. Goals from 
touchdowns — Clarke 2. Referee, Knowlton of Bow- 
doin. Umpire, Hickson of Bangor. Timers, Ellis, 
U. of M. ; Snow, Bowdoin. Linesmen, Ned Davis, 
U. of M. ; Spear, Bowdoin. Time, 20 and is-minute 
halves. 



PERSONflLS. 

The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class 
secretaries, in procuring items of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

':iy. — The Okient has overlooked a notice of the 
death of Dr. George Woods, which resulted from a 
sad accident June 7, 1899, in Pittsburg, Pa. Dr. 
Woods was 87 years of age at the time of his 
death, and had been very feeble for some years. It 
is supposed that he had raised the window of his 
room to look out, and in some manner lost his 
balance so that he fell to the pavement below. He 
lived but a few hours after the accident. 

Dr. Woods was famous as Chancellor of the 
Western University of Pennsylvania, an institution 
which he raised from a position of insignificance to 
one of prominence. He was known as one of the 



foremost educators in the country as well as a 
leading business man of Pennsylvania. After 
graduation from Bowdoin he taught two years in 
the seminary at Gorham, Me., and then accepted a 
position as Professor of Mathematics in Jackson 
College, Tennessee. 

In 1843 Mr. Woods returned to New England 
and was principal and part owner of the North 
Yarmouth Academy until 1850. It was here that 
Garcia and Gomez, the great Cuban leaders, and 
President Dole, of Hawaii, were educated, they 
being in school while Mr. Woods was at its head. 

From 1858 to 1880 Dr. Woods was chief executive 
of the Western U. of P. During that time he 
erected several new buildings, raised a large endow- 
ment fund, and added several new chairs to the 
University. Eor ten years after his resignation as 
Chancellor, he pursued an active business life in 
connection with the Equitable Life Assurance Co. 

'45- — James H. Deering died at San Francisco, 
Cal., September 13, 1899. 

In 1845 Mr. Deering became principal of an 
academy in Alabama, a position which he held 
three years. He then started for California by way 
of Vera Cruz and Mexico, whence he took passage 
in a brig. The boat proving unseaworthy, he, with 
a party of ten, was landed at the extremity of 
Lower California, ' and amid severe hardships, 
traversed the entire peninsula on horseback. After 
reaching the State of California, he entered upon 
a business career and in 1859 became a resident of 
San Francisco as commission merchant and importer. 
He was a director of schools in San Francisco and 
on the board of aldermen. 

'76. — Charles D. Jameson has presented the 
.library with a large volume on the City of Peking. 
Mr. Jameson has for some years resided in China — 
being stationed there as civil engineer in the employ 
of the government. 

'77-— The late report that Lieut. Peary, the 
Maine-born Arctic explorer, is a cripple for life 
because of his sufferings in the far north, is denied 
by Mr. Russell W. Porter, a gentleman who knows 
Lieut. Peary very well. Mr. Porter says : "We saw 
Mr. Peary ourselves this summer. He was on the 
Diana for a week or more cruising about the Smith 
Sound Eskimo settlements after fresh meat and 
winter clothing, and he appeared the picture of 
health. He did suffer last January an amputation 
of seven toes, due to their being frosted from wet 
moccasins, but it was not a month after the opera- 
tion that he was out traveling. He has rallied from 
his accident with the same remarkable success that 
attended the knitting of the bones of his broken 
leg eight years ago. In a word he says himself 
that, although somewhat sensitive over the fact that 



130 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



he is no longer a whole man, yet his feet are per- 
fectly healed, he suffers no inconvenience from them 
in traveling, and does not wish the impression to 
gain ground that his accident of last winter has in 
the slightest degree impaired his efficiency in Arctic 
work." 

'83. — Dr. Edward W. Chase, son of Lorenzo T. 
Chase of Portland, died in Omaha, Nebraska, Octo- 
ber 7, 1899. He was born in Portland and graduated 
from the Portland High School in 1S79. In 188.? 
he graduated from Bowdoin College, and in 1886 
from the Bowdoin Medical School. He has resided 
in Omaha twelve years and at the time of his 
death was professor of obstetrics in the Omaha 
Medical School and assistant surgeon of the Union 
Pacific Railroad. He is survived by a widow, his 
father, and a sister, Mrs. Paterson. The body will 
be brought to Portland for burial. 

'8g._The Orient has received a history of the 
Class of '89, compiled by William Morrell Emery, 
secretary of the class. It is a most interesting 
pamphlet and shows much care in preparation. It 
includes a class history, the individual history of the 
members both before entering college and since grad- 
uation, and the present addresses of the members. 
Altogether it is one of the neatest and most complete 
pamphlets that we have ever seen. 

Med., '92. — Until recently some anxiety has been 
felt in Brunswick for the safety of Dr. Salustiano 
Fanduiz. who has been in sympathy with the insur- 
gents in San Domingo. A few days ago, however, 
letters were received from Dr. Fanduiz, explaining 
the delay in communicating with his friends. In one 
of these he says: "It's a very long time since I 
received a word from you. Probably you wrote and 
my mail was intercepted by the orders of the presi- 
dent. To prove this I have just received my July 
mail. Well, we have got rid of the old president 
and the old government. I was a rebel and I raised 
a rebellion in the east, and got 1500 men under my 
immediate command. The entire number mobilized 
were 10,000 men. Next week we will have an elec- 
tion and I am one of the electors. I am also 
nominated as one of the fathers of San Domingo. 
I have worked very hard and they say this work 
will be rewarded. We will see. I forward you by 
this mail samples of salt fresh from the mine. I 
know your thoughts when you first read of the 
assassination of the president. Now we will show 
you a good country. The government is to be 
democratic. This seems like a dream to me. Think 
of it! free speech, free press and justice! It is 
understood that the leader of the revolution has 
promised Dr. Fanduiz the concessions he wished. 
He asks for books and papers giving the Jeffersonian 



ideas of free, democratic government, and these 
have been furnished him by the Bowdoin librarian. 

'96. — Ralph W. Leighton, Esq., of Augusta, who 
assumed the law practice of F. E. Beane, Esq., 
during the latter's absence in Alaska and the West, 
has now ojsened offices of his own in the Titcomb 
block and will locate permanently in Hallowell. Mr. 
Leighton made many friends there during the sum- 
mer, who are glad to know that he will continue 
the practice of the law in that place. He is the son 
of ex-Mayor Leighton of Augusta, and was edu- 
cated in the Cony High School and at Bowdoin 
College, where he graduated in 1896. His law 
studies were carried on in the office of Heath & 
Andrews, and he passed a brilliant examination for 
the bar in March. Hallowell is fortunate in having 
a young man of such ability and promise continue 
the practice of his profession here. 

'96. — E. H. Lyford of Farmington is taking a 
course at the Boston School of Pharmacy. 

'97. — William Frye White was one of the com- 
mittee who entertained Governor Powers and his 
staff at the Dewey celebration in Washington. 

Med., "98.— Dr. J. Winfield Doughty, who 
recently graduated from the Bowdoin Medical 
School, has decided to open an office in the Lincoln 
Building, Brunswick. He stood well in his classes, 
has had some hospital experience and a year's prac- 
tice at Phipsburg. He should have a liberal share 
of Brunswick patronage. 

'99. — Letters from Frank L. Lavertu, who grad- 
uated from Bowdoin last year, and wno is now 
engaged as teacher of French and German at Trinity 
Hall, Washington, Pa., say that he is nicely 
ensconced in his new position and enjoys it 
immensely. 

'99.— H. H. Webster is with Houghton, Mifflin & 
Co., Boston, Mass. 

Med., '99. — According to last week's Orient, Dr. 
G. H. Hutchins was to practice medicine in Sears- 
mont. He has changed his plans, however, and will 
locate at West Auburn, succeeding the late Dr. 
Blaisdell. 

Med., '99. — Ezra B. Skolfield is taking a special 
post-graduate course at the Harvard Medical School. 



At 9 o'clock they sat like this- 

He was not long in learning; 
At 10 o'clock they sat like this — 

The gas was lower burning. 
Another hour they sat like this. 

Still I'd not venture whether 
Attwelveo'clocktheysatlikethis — 

AUcrowdeduptogether. 

— Roanoke Collegian. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 26, 1899. 



No. 14. 



JiOWDOIN Oil. IK NT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THDRSDAT DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
TEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGK. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babb, 1900, Editor-in-CIiiet. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1001, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

IsLAY F. McGoRMicK, 1900, Business Manager. 
Roland E. Clauk, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Harry C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 

Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 
Charles E. Bellatty. 



$2.00. 

10 Cents. 

! bookstores or on ajjplica- 



Per annum, in advance, 
Single Copies, 

E.xtra copies can be o))(iiineil at t!i 
tioii to the Business Manager. 

Uemittauces should be made to tlie Business Manaser. Com- 
nninicatious in regard to all other matters should be directeil to 
I lie Editor-in-Chief. 

Kiitered :it the Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Ulass Mail Matter. 

Printed at the .Journal Office, Lewiston. 



CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 14.— October 20, 1S!I9. 

Editorial Notes 131 

Calendar 133 

College News 134 

Y. M. C. A ■ 136 

Athletics 136 

Personals 138 

Rehearsals have now begun in earnest 
among tlie college musicians. Last year's 
graduates furnished several splendid voices 
and instrumental players, but the latter loss is 
not nearly as important as the former. 

Talent for the "stringed instruments" is 
indeed very plentiful, and of a high class, too, 
so we shall expect to see even last year's glori- 
ous record trimmed a trifle. But when it 
comes to the glee club, there is the rub. 



Leader Willard has a large number of men 
trying to make the club, but there is a very 
perceptible lack of voices even as finished as 
are usually found in colleges. Especially 
deficient are first tenors, and to adapt some of 
the second tenors to these positions is not the 
work of a few rehearsals ; but if it can be done, 
the leader with his experience and knowledge 
of singing is surely the right man to do it. 

Anyway, there is lots of interest and 
rivalry ; plenty of men for the instruments ; 
several valuable voices as a nucleus of the 
forthcoming glee club ; a successful past ; and a 
thorough college support for the present. 
Take all these together, mix them thoroughly, 
and the resulting average should prophesy a 
successful season. 



Judging from our games with Tufts Col- 
lege on the gridiron during these last two 
years, it is evident that a league with her 
would furnish athletic contests which should 
be confined to a 1 6-foot ring instead of a field 
I ID yards by 65 yards. We have played Har- 
vard, we have played Dartmouth, and last year 
we played Bates, but never have we run 
against a team so pregnated with pugilism as 
Tufts. Every scrimmage was accompanied 
with "slugging" which was disgraceful in a 
college foot-ball exhibition. Why the Tufts 
captain countenances this habitual indifiference 
to the rules and courtesy of the game is beyond 
us ; but he does, and the attitude of his team 
during last Wednesday's game has lowered 
not a little our admiration and esteem for 
Tufts. 

■ This game also furnished splendid proof 
of the fallacy of permitting either of the prin- 
cipal officials to be chosen from those so 
intensely interested in one of the teams as are 
the coach and manager. The umpire and 



132 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



referee should be neutral in actions, and should 
possess an adequate familiarity with the rules. 
While we do not for a moment intimate that 
the official presented by the visitors was not 
all that could be asked for from the point of 
view of gentlemanly and sincere actions, yet it 
must be admitted that several of his decisions 
were very questionable indeed, and that the 
advantage in these decisions happened to favor 
Tufts is perhaps a mere caprice of fortune 
which generally occurs in similar cases where 
an important judgment is thrust upon an 
ofificial who is, incidentally, connected with one 
of the teams. 

A third unsatisfactory feature of this game 
was the question of the score. As a matter of 
fact the score should have been a tie, but it is 
not worth while claiming, since the BOwdoin 
score would never have been made had the 
referee known or remembered that a play in 
progress when time is called shall be completed 
and therefore the whistle to end the game must 
await the "down." The mistake was in 
blowing the whistle while the play was in 
progress, which of course resulted in one team 
trotting off from the field while the Bowdoin 
team, cognizant of this rule, finished the play 
and scored unobstructed. 



All Brunswick is delighted at the prospect 
of seeing and hearing Miss McCobb of Port- 
land exhibit her Jarley Wax "Figgers" Tues- 
day evening, October 31st, in the Town Hall. 
The parts are taken by ladies and gentlemen 
of the town, assisted by Bowdoin men. All 
who have ever found companionship in their 
Dickens will welcome this visit of Mrs. Jarley. 
Miss McCobb's impersonation, we under- 
stand, is inimitable. 



The George Evans Debating Society boasts 
a new lease on life, and promises to be an 
active and popular college factor in the near 
future. Rumors are fife that the recent 
awakening heralds a new field of work for 
the admirers of Mr. Evans and the talent by 
which he won fame. Instead of the conven- 



tional debate, a broader and higher field is to 
be presented to its members. In short, a mock 
congress with its two houses, lobbying, wire- 
pulling, and all the other attributes of its 
model, the national congress. 

Such a scheme should find a host of sup- 
porters, and doubtless it will. If the idea is 
adopted and entered into with a certain sense 
of seriousness, the fellows will reap much 
benefit and knowledge, not to mention amuse- 
ment, which is impossible from books or 
lectures. Welcome Mock Congress ! May 
yours be a happy, prosperous, and long career. 



It has been the custom here at Bowdoin for 
many years past to pledge sub-Freshmen to the 
various secret societies. This pledging is 
usually done when a fellow is a Senior in the 
"prep" school, occasionally earlier than that, 
and in two cases of which we know, the 
pledge was given three years before that of 
the college Freshman year. 

Very few colleges, indeed, follow a similar 
system of filling their society rolls ; and of 
these few not any, it may safely be said, are of 
the so-called "big colleges." In several cases 
a man is not invited into the sacred privileges 
of the fraternity until a year or two of actual 
college life has rolled over him. 

It is not just chance that makes these 
differences in the custom adopted in the 
American college ; there is reason for this, and 
a palpable one, too. The institutions that 
leisurely cull the youngest class and pick the 
finest of the wheat have all gone through the 
stage now prevalent at Bowdoin, and they 
have only changed after having thoroughly 
tested and found wanting the pledging of sub- 
Freshmen to college fraternities. 

How much does the average student know 
about the High School and Academy student, 
his worth, ability, and character? Practically 
nothing. Virtues are known before faults, 
and the slight acquaintance existing between 
college and fitting school seldom steps be)'ond 
the border where the true man lives and acts. 
The principal reason for pledging before the 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



133 



entrance to college lies in the social status of 
the fellow's family, or in the fact that a rela- 
tive was a "brother," or perhaps, on account 
of some trifling fame, of intellectual acumen or 
athletic prowess. These are mostly acquaint- 
ances outside of the fellow, while the prodigy 
himself is a problem often unsolved until after 
initiation night. Again avaricious fear, that 
some one else may get a good man, too often, 
it is to be regretted, leads to a premature 
pledge ; or some certain town or city which 
is monopolized by this or that "frat" may be 
lost if every man who promises to be at all 
desirable is not snatched up immediately as 
he issues out of his kindergarten years. 

Joining a society is like marriage, too early 
a binding often leads to discontent from a 
mis judgment in the choice. What does the 
outsider know of the college society? A few 
members at the most are known of any one 
society, but the whole is never appreciated. It 
is extremely unjust to a man to take vows 
such as are made in secret societies when he 
doesn't know to whom he is going to offer 
everlasting friendship and brotherhood ; it is 
by far too dangerous a jump into the dark. 

The rumbling of an early joint action can 
already be heard, and a prophecy of better 
conditions seems fitting. The time must 
surely come when instead of a whole delega- 
tion being pledged before college opens, not 
a man will boast a pledge button until a few 
weeks have passed ; or enough, at least, to 
become acquainted, permitting fair choice 
from the point of view of the Freshman, while 
the fraternities will thus avoid being burdened 
by the fruits of any misjudgment which can 
easily happen until a college familiarity is 
experienced. The Orient trusts some move- 
ment will be immediately made, whereby jus- 
tice and sincerity to society and Freshmen will 
be evolved. 



It is to be hoped that, inasmuch as the 
Presidents of the New England colleges are 
soon to be our guests, the Sophomores will 
refrain from marring the trees of the campus 



according to the custom of Hallowe'en. Not 
only the trees, but the campus and buildings 
in general should be on dress parade during 
their visit; and it is the mind of the college 
and Faculty that every effort be put forward 
on this occasion to give a lasting impression 
to these representatives of New England's 
worthy institutions of learning of Bowdoin's 
true importance and high standing among her 
sister institutions. 



NOTICE. 
The members of the Freshman Class 
desirous of becoming eligible to the Orient 
Board at the election next spring can learn 
the manner in which they will be considered 
as candidates by consulting the Editor-in-i 
chief any time before November ist. 



CALENDAR. 

Saturday, Oct. 28. — Bowdoin plays Tufts at 
Brunswick. 

Monday, Oct. 30. — Mid-term meeting of college 
jury. 

Wednesday, Nov. i. — Bowdoin plays Exeter at 
Exeter. 

Saturday, Nov. 4. — Bowdoin plays Colby at 
Portland. 

Saturday. Nov. 11. — Bowdoin plays Bates at 
Brunswick. 

Wednesday, Nov. 15. — Bowdoin plays Tufts at 
College Hill. 

Saturday, Nov. 18. — Bowdoin plays Holy Cross 
at Worcester. 

Thursday, Nov. 23. — Bowdoin plays Portland 
Athletic Club at Portland. 

Thursday, to Sunday, Nov. 30-DEC. 4. — Thanks- 
giving Recess. 

Monday to Friday, Dec. 18-22. — Examinations. 

Thursday, Dec 21. — Sophomore Prize Declama- 
tions. 

Thuesd.ay, Dec. 28. — Medical Term begins. 



HIS OBJECT. 

" I fear you are forgetting me," 

She said in tones polite, 
"I am indeed for getting you, 

That's why I came to-night." 



134 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 

Minot, '96, was on the campus Friday. 
Professor MacDonald was in Boston last week. 
Small, '01, received a visit from his brother Sun- 
day. 

Nelson. '99, was about the campus the first of the 
week. 

Professor Robinson is soon to go away for about 
ten days. 

Professor Mitchell granted adjourns last 
Wednesday. 

n.irvard, .29: Bates, o. Harvard, i,?; Bow- 
doin, o. 

The Juniors have begun laboratory work in 
Biology. 

Several students spent Saturday afternoon in 
Lewiston. 

Jordan, 1900, is singing tenor in the Cogrega- 
tional choir. 

The leaves have been raked up and carried off 
the campus. 

Will & Hill, the jewelers, have received a lot of 
Bowdoin pins. 

A very persistent liook agent has been round 
college recently. 

Webber and Preble, '03, passed Sunday at their 
homes in Auburn. 

The Casino at Merrymeeting Park closed Mon- 
day evening, October i6th, after a successful season, 
Bragg, Snow, Dana, and Nutter witnessed the 
Colby-Maine foot-ball game at Waterville Saturday. 
Pettengill, '98, and Nason, '99, visited friends 
about college Saturday, returning to Augusta Sun- 
day morning. 

Many of the students attended the performance 
of "The Real Widow Brown," in the Town Hall, 
Tuesday evening. 

Four foxes escaped from the animal enclosure at 
Merrymeeting Park, recently, and for several days 
were at large along the Bath road. 

The usual fall removal of leaves from the cam- 
pus bjr rake and fire has begun, and the air is 
redolent with their smoky odor. 

Bowdoin must get in some hard practice if she 
expects to make a good showing against the Port- 
land Athletic Club, Thanksgiving. 

Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain will be one of the 
principal speakers at the banquet of the East End 
Yacht Club in Portland, October 26th. 
/ 



McCormick, igoo, was at his home in Boothbay 
Harbor last week. 

A lunch counter is being put into Field's tobacco 
store on Main Street. 

Stackpole, 1900, took one of his frequent trips to 
Lewiston Monday night. 

Every Freshman should read Elijah Kellogg's 
Whispering Pine series. 

Gibson, '02, and Webber, '03, visited friends in 
Skowhegan last Sunday. 

"No college can do much for a man who thinks 
he knows it all himself." 

Sanborn, '01, was called home Saturday by the 
death of his grandmother. 

'Tis said the new station will be ready for occu- 
pancy by Thanksgiving. 'Tis well. 

The old residence on the D. K. E. lot is being 
removed. The house was built in 1812. 

"Mrs. Jarley's Wax Works" will be exhibited in 
town some time the last of the month. 

Visit the -Vrt Building at least once a week. 
There is much there to interest and instruct. 

Emery, '02, who was called home by his mother's 
death two weeks ago, has returned to college. 

The latest club is the " Tyler House Club," com- 
posed of Hal Hunt, Bragg, Pearl, and Snow. 

Eighteen members of the Alpha Delta Phi Fra- 
ternity took dinner at Gurnet's Saturday night. 

The Glee Club, under the direction of Willard, 
1900, has been holding daily rehearsals the past 
week. 

Recitations scheduled for Thursday afternoon 
were held Wednesday afternoon last week, that they 
might not conflict with the foot-ball game. 

Goodspeed, 1900, Pottle, 1900, Kelley, '02, Merrill, 
'03, and Pearl, '03, attended the Zeta Psi banquet at 
Waterville, Friday. Pottle spoke for Bowdoin. 

The Senior German class report that they find 
Hempl's Orthography and Phonology about as lucid 
and edifying as was Bender's Roman Literature. 

Levensaler has been suspended from the presi- 
dency of the Maine Triumvirate. Candidates for 
membership will hand in their names to Bell, 1900. 

Twenty active members from the Delta Upsilon 
chapter attended the joint banquet with the Colby 
chapter at Hotel North in Augusta last Thursday 
evening. 

Professor Chapman returned Friday from his 
trip to Brown and Yale, to be present at the 
inaugurations of the presidents of these two 
colleges. 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



135 



The first Quill for the colllege year appeared 
Friday. It contains an interesting article by Pro- 
fessor Robinson and several well-written stories by 
students. 

The Saturday Club are endeavoring to secure 
Mr. Max O'Rell to fill the date in their program left 
vacant by the inability of Mr. Howells to fulfill his 
engagement. 

Fifteen Seniors, twenty Juniors, twelve Sopho- 
mores, twenty-five Freshmen, total seventy-two, is 
the record of the attendance at the Church on the 
Hill last Sunday. 

Among those who attended the "Three Little 
Lambs" at The Jefferson, Saturday night, were 
Whitney, igoo, Haley, Walker, '02, Smith, Jones, and 
Sabin, '03, and Pearl, '03. 

Professor Robinson recently found reasons for 
thankfulness that he was obliged to wear glasses. 
Their kindly shield prevented a serious injury to 
his eyes from a chemical explosion. 

The Browning Club, whose membership com- 
prises the members of the Faculty and their wives, 
held a preliminary meeting Monday evening at the 
home of Professor Lee and determined the work 
for the winter. 

On Tuesday evening, October 31st, President 
Hyde will present the report of the Literdenomi- 
national Comity Commission to the conference of 
Cogregational churches, which will be in session in 
Auburn that week. 

Mr. Paul P. Goold of Portland was about col- 
lege last Thursday, exhibiting a series of original 
foot-ball pictures. They are excellently done and 
have been reproduced before the best houses in the 
country. He has already shown them at Yale and 
Harvard, and has had success from the first. Dana, 
'01, is agent for Bowdoin. 

The Deutscher Verein held its first meeting at 
New Meadows Inn Monday evening. A shore 
supper was enjoyed, and organization effected as 
follows : Vorsitzender, Joseph W. Whitney; 
Schriftwart, Islay F. McCormick ; Kassenwart, 
Joseph C. Pearson. Professor Smith was elected 
an honorary member. The club will meet once a 
month, and voted to hold these regular meetings 
at the Inn. 

The George Evans Debating Society is consid- 
ering the advisability of organizing itself tempor- 
arily into a Senate and a House of Representatives, 
or one of them, and in this way gather a knowledge 
of Reed's rules and the machinery of legislative 
bodies, along with practice in debating. It is 
hoped that a large number of students will interest 



themselves in the inovement, and so help to make 
this important branch of training and discipline of 
the mind a success. 

The interior work on the waiting-room at the 
Maine Central Depot is so far completed that a good 
idea may be formed of the new room. It is to be a 
beauty. The floor is laid in marble with a brown 
marble mop-board. An ornamental fire-place is 
placed in one end of the room and the interior finish 
is quite tasty. The room will be done in the course 
of a week or so, and the general opinion is that it 
is the prettiest waiting-room on the line. The 
concrete-asphalt walks are all laid on one side and 
about half laid on the other. The space between the 
tracks is to be filled with crushed rock. The depot 
will be ready for occupancy about the ist of 
November. 

The following somewhat involved narrative con- 
veys at least the interesting information that Elijah 
Kellogg, , in his 87th 3'ear, is still performing the 
marriage ceremony in the good old way : 

The marriage of Miss Gertrude A. Alexander of 
Cambridge, Mass., to O. H. Carpenter of Maiden, 
Mass., took place in North Harpswell on 
Thursday, October 12th, at the home of the 
bride's aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Alexander, in the pres- 
ence of a few relatives and friends. The ceremony 
was quaint and after the form of nearly a hundred 
years ago in which the grandmother of the bride was 
married in the same town, and was performed by 
the Rev. Elijah Kellogg who is now in his 87th year. 
The bride's aunt, who is known in the vicinity as 
"Aunt Betsey" and who acted as bridesmaid, is in 
her 85th year. The bride's mother and grandmother 
were both born in this same town and the bride was 
born in Brunswick. 



O'er the hills and through the valleys 
Drove we two a happy race ; 

She was thinking of the landscape, 
I, the while, of her fair face. 

Joyous moon, so full of splendor. 
Smiled on us contented paii-. 

As we sped our journey onward. 
Hastening to — we knew not where. 

Silver cloud with eye for mischief 

Hid us now from Mr. Moon ; 
Stealthily I kissed her, saying, 
"None too soon! How opportune!" 

Blushing red, she softly whispered, 
" Thief I will not call you. Jack, 
If with humble heart repentant. 
You'll be sure to give it back." 

— D. F. S., 



136 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Y. M. C. f\. 



The regular weekly meeting of the Association 
was held on Thursday evening, October 19th. The 
subject of the meeting was Mission Study in Col- 
lege, and A. L, Burnell, 1900, was the leader. The 
service was interesting and well attended. 

At the Sunday afternoon service. Professor 
Robinson spoke on the subject Evolution. His 
remarks were very interesting and gave much 
thought for further discussion of the subject. Two 
violin solos were rendered by Welch, 1903, which 
were greatly appreciated by the audience. Mr. 
Welch is a member of the Maine Symphony Orches- 
tra, and his work was pronounced unusually fine. 

The many Bowdoin College friends of Mr. 
Robert A. Jordan of Bangor, the well-known Gen- 
eral Secretary of the Young Men's Christian 
Association in that city, will be pleased to hear that 
he is to be the speaker at the service next Sunday 
afternoon, October 29th. Mr. Jordan is a very 
pleasant and interesting speaker, and he should have 
a large audience on Sunday. 



ATHLETICS. 

TUFTS 6, BOWDOIN o. 

Tufts won from us by a touchdown and goal in 
the game on Whittier Athletic Field on Thursday, 
October 19th, in the poorest exhibition which has 
been given on the gridiron here for long years. 
Tufts played a strong offensive, but a weak defen- 
sive game. It was due to our misplays, rather than 
to good work by Tufts, that we lost. 

The Tufts men gained steadily on the right side 
of our centre. Through them and around them our 
backs could gain at will, when they held their grip 
on the ball. But fumble followed fumble, and the 
visitors would get the ball and rush it out of danger 
whenever we got started toward victory. 

There was considerable roughness in the game 
and the end was a dispute over what Bowdoin 
claimed was a touchdown scored by Hill in the last 
minute of play, but which Manager Lamb of the 
Tufts eleven, acting as referee, would not allow. 
Though the rules make the game a tie, nobody cares 
to protest the decision of the referee ; and we shall 
not cry over the spilled milk. 

The G.\me. 
Captain Pierce of Tufts won the toss and took 
the west goal and the wind. Upton kicked off to 
Knight, who advanced only about five yards. Tufts 



punched the line for short gains until Bowdoin held 
for downs. Tufts punted to her own 40-yard line. 
The teams exchanged the ball on fumbles. Bowdoin 
made short gains, but finally had to punt. Tufts 
smashed the line for a while and then punted to the 
Bowdoin 20-yard line, where Tufts got possession of 
the ball on a fumble. Then the Tufts backs galloped 
through us for the remaining distance. Knight 
scored the touchdown by a centre buck. Pierce 
kicked the goal. 

Upton kicked off and — But who wants to hear 
the story of this game of Fumble, fumble, who has 
got the ball? There were more poor plays made 
than we ever want to bring back to mind; and the 
good plays were so few that it won't take long to 
tell about them. Gregson made long runs and 
seemed to clinch the ball pretty well. Bodwell made 
short gains. Laferrierre played his position finely. 
Whenever the Bowdoin backs held the ball they 
carried it ahead ; and some of the runs were over 30 
yards. Tufts did not get the ball from us except on 
punts or on fumbles. We rushed through her line 
and around both ends. She gained only through the 
left side and around the left end of our line. But, 
shades of departed glory ! How we did fumble ! 

The summary : 

Tufts. Bowdoin. 

Burton (Bunough), 1. e r. e., Bellatty. 

Kempton, l.t r.t., Laferriere. 

J Butler, l.g r.g., Bodwell. 

Gale centre Webb, (Swett). 

Pierce, r.g. (Capt. ) l.g., Cloudman. 

Lamb, r. t 1. t., Hill. 

Butler, r.e (Capt), I.e., Clarke. 

Yates, q.b. (Thomas) q.b., Donnell. 

Burrough, l.h.b., (Perkins) r.h.b.. Hunt. 

Flagg, r.h.b l.h b., Gregson. 

Knight, f.b f.b., Merrill (Upton). 

Touchdown, Knight. Goal from touchdown, 
Pierce. Umpire, Pottle, Bowdoin. Referee, Lamb, 
Tufts. Timers, Hildreth of Tufts ; Snow of Bow- 
doin. Time, 20-minute halves. 

GOLF TOURNAMENT. 

The first annual tournament of the Bowdoin Golf 
Club was held on the links, Friday and Saturday of 
last week. Wood, 1900, was the winner. The prize 
was a box of golf-balls. Coach Crolius was to have 
been scratch man. 

Following is the summary: 

Gross. Handicap. Net. 

A. B, Wood 103 18 8.S 

A. Shorey 118 30 88 

J. P. Bell 121 31 90 

R. Woodruff 109 18 91 

H. L. Berry 113 18 95 

E. H. Willis 114 19 95 

Dr. Whittier no 10 98 

K. C. M. Sills 113 10 103 

Prof. Woodruff 132 29 103 

R. E. Clarke 148 40 108 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



137 



GRIDIRON SIDELINES. 

The practice, Monday aftei-noon, which was the 
last before the Amherst game, was fast and smooth. 
Captain Clarke had gone in at quarter, and he ran 
the team much better in that position than he had 
been able to run it from the end of the line. His 
passing of the ball was accurate. The backs 
squeezed the ball. Donnell played at fullback Mon- 
day afternoon and punted well. Levensaler did 
work at halfback which promises well for him. 
Some comparatively new formations were tried with 
good results ; but the second eleven was death on 
the new trick plays. The 'varsity scored repeatedly 
on the second eleven. 

Harvard beat Bates last week 29 to o on Soldiers' 
Field, at Cambridge. The halves were 20 and 15 
minutes, respectively. This was, by no means, a 
poor showing on the part of the Maine college. 

For the first time in the history of college foot- 
ball, U. of M. defeated Colby at Waterville on 
Wednesday, and rubbed in a score of 26 to 0. U. of 
M. had made a few changes since the game with 
Bowdoin, and her team was somewhat strengthened. 
Colby had a few men who played brilliantly; but on 
the whole her team was demoralized. The Davis 
brothers of the U. of M. team carried ofif the honors. 

It is unfortunate that there are difidculties in the 
way of starting a training-table for the foot-ball men 
this fall. A roast beef diet is a great thing in itself; 
and the gathering together of all the fellows three 
times a day helps the team work more than one 
might think. .And the players who train most 
conscientiously are the ones who put snap into their 
work on the field. Too many of the 'varsity men 
are complaining of a lack of ambition. If they 
didn't have pie within easy reach they probably 
wouldn't eat it. 

Cloudman has withdrawn from foot-ball practice 
and has decided to stay out of the game for the 
remainder of his college course. Cloudman is too 
valuable a man for the track team to risk his speedy 
legs in scrimmages. His action meets with the 
approval of far-seeing alumni and undergraduates. 

Chapman, the plucky little Senior who has been 
playing end this season, is also out of the game. He 
broke a cheek bone in practice a few days before 
the game and has gone to his home in Portland for 
surgical treatment. Chapman has always been 
regarded as a strong defensive player. The long 
run which he made with the ball, just before he was 
tackled and injured, showed that he was developing 
into an able man on the offensive. He is as enthusi- 
astic as ever, and he wants to get back into the 
game. The surgeon. Dr. Gerrish, says that no 
operation will have to be performed on Chapman 



unless a nerve has been cut, which a,ccident all hope 
will prove not to be the case. 

There is still an aggravating number of injured 
players. The team had such a short time in which 
to prepare itself for the Harvard and Dartmouth 
games that hard practice had to be begun upon 
before the men were ready for it. Next year the 
management ought to profit by the experience of this 
season. Manager Spear, it will be remembered, 
tried to arrange for preliminary practice, but owing 
to the small number of men who could take it, the 
visit to MacMahon's Island was abandoned. 

As yet no member of the Freshman Class has 
succeeded in making a position on the 'varsity 
eleven. This is remarkable when one considers that 
the Class of 1903 is the largest class which ever 
entered Bowdoin. The other Maine colleges all 
found excellent 'varsity material in the ranks of 
their Freshmen. 

Manager Swett sent out the following circular 
letter last week ; 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE ATHLETIC ASSOCIA- 
TION. 
Brunswick, Me., Oct. 19, 1899. 
To the High Schools and Academies of Maine: 

Last May, at the invitation of the Bowdoin Col- 
lege Athletic Association, a most successful field 
meet of the High Schools and Academies of Maine 
was held upon the Whittier Field, Brunswick. 
Fourteen schools were represented by teams, and 
the contests were very close, resulting in a wide dis- 
tribution of points and honors. Several of the old 
M. I. S. A. A. records were broken and others were 
equalled. The Association proposes to hold a sim- 
ilar invitation meet every sprmg. It has reason to 
believe that all the schools which took part this year 
will be represented next spring, and hopes that the 
number will be increased. Shall we not count on 
the sending of a team by your school? 

The date of the field day will be announced later, 
but it will not be far from the first of June. The 
conditions will be the same as last spring. The 
Bowdoin Athletic Association will give a pennant 
to the school winning the most points, and individual 
medals to the contestants who win places. It will 
provide efficient and impartial officials, will furnish 
score cards, look after the advertising, and, in gen- 
eral, take upon itself all the management and the 
total expense of the meet. No fee is required of 
the schools sending teams, and their only expense 
will be for transportation of the teams. No one will 
question that this year's field day was run off more 
promptly and with better satisfaction to contestants 
and spectators than was ever possible under the M. 



138 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



I. S. A. A. Brunswick is centrally located, and the 
Whittier Field has not a superior in New England. 
Bowdoin's annual invitation meet is to be a perma- 
nent thing, and it promises to be broader in its 
scope and to do more for Maine athletics than could 
be done under any other system. 

That there may be no misunderstanding as to 
the financial side of Bowdoin's management of this 
meet, we will say that the total receipts of the field 
day last May, which came wholly from the 
admission fee of spectators, was $220.95. The total 
expenses, including pennant and medals, expense of 
referee and starter from Boston, printing, adver- 
tising, postage, etc., was $222.88. 

Let us hear from your athletic manager as soon 
as possible in regard to being represented at next 
spring's field day. Any questions you may wish to 
ask will be cheerfully answered. 
Very sincerely yours, 

Herbert L. Swett, 
Manager Bowdoin College Athletic Ass'n. 



PERSONflLS. 

'60.— Thomas B. Reed, ex-Speaker of the House 
of Representatives, was admitted to practice at the 
New York bar by the Appellate Division of the 
Supreme Court, October 18, 1899, on a motion of 
Lawyer Thomas H. Hubbard ('57). Mr. Reed 
stated in his application that he had become a resi- 
dent and intends to practise there. He presented a 
certificate of the Maine courts of his admission and 
practice in this State. Presiding Justice Van Brunt, 
who took the paeprs, immediately approved them. 
j\Ir. Reed took the oath at once. 

'68.— John S. Derby of Alfred, formerly United 
States consul at St. John, spoke on local issues of 
the coming campaign at the opening Democratic 
rally in City Hall, Saco, October 15th. 

'69. — Henry B. Quinby has been elected Grand 
Commander of Knights Templar of New Hamp- 
shire. 

'76. — Ex-yUderman Alpheus Sanford of Ward 20 
was put in line for the Republican nomination for 
mayor of Boston at the recent dinner of the Chick- 
atawbut Club at Young's. Senator William H. Lott 
was his spokesman, and he said the time had come 
for the citizens of Boston to put forward a man 
whose sole ambition should not be to spend money. 
Air. Sanford, who is a member of the club, was 
given a warm reception. He declared that he 
should support the Republican nominee, whoever he 
was, and he said also: "I believe that an honest. 



conservative Republican inquiry should be kept on, 
so that the caucuses may be well filled with voters, 
and that the convention may easily and without 
friction nominate a candidate for mayor. What you 
want to get is a man in whom you have some confi- 
dence, who has a reasonable knowledge about the 
citj' — a man whom you may elect. If a man by the 
name of Sanford fills that office, he goes." 

'77.— Frank H. Crocker, M.D., of Machias, has 
removed to Gardiner, Me. 

'77- — Col. George S. Thompson, who is a former 
member of the Governor's staff and a prominent 
member of Brunsv\dck social circles, has at the 
quest of a large number of leading Republicans, con- 
sented to allow the use of his name for the appoint- 
ment of postmaster at Brunswick. 

'79. — Seward Smith Stearns of Norway, Me., 
died August 9, 1899. He was Judge of Probate for 
Oxford County and treasurer of the Norway 
Savings Bank. He had been at the head of the 
Royal Arch Masons of Maine. 

'87. — At the recent meeting of the trustees of 
Washington Academy, Machias, Francis L. Talboti 
'87, was elected secretary, and George F. Gary, '88, 
treasurer. 

'90. — Three recent graduates took their oral 
examinations last week in the Supreme Judicial 
Court for admission to the Maine bar. They were: 
LL H. Hastings, '90, who has studied law with 
Foster and Hersey ; T. H. Gately, Jr., '92, who has 
studied with George F. McQuillan, Esq. ; and C. B. 
Eastman, '97, who studied with A. F. Moulton, Esq. 
All were admitted after a very satisfactory exami- 
nation. 

'91. — Rev. Edward H. Newbegin of Ayer, Mass., 
has been extended a call to the pastorate at St. 
John's Episcopal Church, Bangor. 



I know a very modest man, 
So modest, be it said. 

He never passed a garden 
^^^len the flowers were 



f IRST- f LASS '* IrINTING 



FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, 



EXECUTED AT THE 



JOURNAL OFFICE, LEWISTON. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 2, 1899. 



No. 15. 



BOWDOIN ORIIi^N^J'. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THDESDAT DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGK. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babe, 1900, Editor-in-Chiet. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

IsLAY F. McCORMicK, 1900, Business Manager. 
Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Harry C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 
Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 
Charles E. Bellatty. 



Per annum, in advance, ..... $2.00. 
Single Copies 10 Cents. 

Extra copies can be obtained at the booiistores or on apijlica- 
lion to the Business Manager. 

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

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 



CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 15.— November 2, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 139 

Calendar 141 

College News 142 

Y. M. C. A 143 

Athletics 143 

Personals 145 

In Memoriam 146 



Certain criticisms which have come to the 
attention of the editors seem to demand some 
explanation in defense of the poHcy which has 
given rise to these frank and yet welcome 
expressions of interest. 

Part of the present Board of Editors have 
seen the Quill enter the literary field of the 
college and claim as its prerogative all literary 
prose and verse ; the Orient acknowledged its 
right and has gladly consented to a division of 



college literary productions into what we may 
term the artistic and journalistic, the latter of 
which finds expression in the Orient. The 
entire active board has seen the Orient from 
a bi-weekly essay to fill, satisfactorily, the 
more difficult sphere of a weekly ; this latter 
has burdened the editors with labors and prob- 
lems far more irksome than can possibly be 
realized by students or alumni. 

The criticisms on the Orient concern the 
local aspect of the matter, a so-called lack of 
dignity as compared with its contemporaries, 
silly and transient gossip about the fellows 
in college, superficial paragraphs of no perma- 
nent interest pass as editorials, and the whole 
publication appears to have forgotten the fact 
that Bowdoin was founded as an institution 
of learning. 

Yea, verily; the paths of Orient editors 
are sadly in need of smoothing. The road is 
rough here in college, making us labor in our 
journey, and because the laboring bears fruit 
in the style and form of the paper, we are 
criticised disparagingly. 

Do the alumni know what has been done 
for the first time in the last two 3'ears? If 
not, listen ! The Orient has paid its bills, in 
full, while heretofore every board has left 
arrears. This year, since a weekly, the finan- 
cial giant strides in his seven-league boots. 
If the Orient comes out square next March, 
the victory will be as hard-earned and as 
deserving of praise as last spring's Worcester 
success ! The college newspaper is not 
particularly popular among the fellows, and 
the silly and transient gossip and the athletic 
accounts are about all that they condescend 
to peruse. The subscription is forced upon 
them like one forces medicine on a child. If 
two-thirds of the students take the paper the 
business manager has a banner year. The 



140 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



alumni are only good for about as many sub- 
scriptions as the undergraduates, notwith- 
standing the vast difference in numbers. 
There you have some of the only sort of roses 
we ever have strewn under our feet. 

In the first four numbers of this term the 
Orient has twelve columns of college news. 
Glance through these same numbers and count 
the columns devoted to the Alumni. The 
number will be found to correspond exactly 
with that of the College News. The 
athletic accounts are of as much importance 
to the alumni as the student body, and are 
made rather detailed just to please the younger 
alumni who have expressed such a desire. 
Thus far it can hardly be claimed that the 
value of the Orient is very materially depre- 
ciated as it passes from the undergraduates 
to the alumni ; and still less can it be so said 
when the subjects of its editorials are con- 
sidered. 

Three weeklies and three dailies of six 
different representative colleges give the fol- 
lowing editorials : Athletics, xi. ; of interest 
especially to undergraduates, x. ; of interest 
to all college men in general, i. The first four 
numbers of this term's Orient give the fol- 
lowing editorials : Athletics, v. ; of interest 
especially to undergraduates, x. ; of interest 
to Bowdoin men everywhere, vi. Total in 
both cases, xxi. editorials. 

The Orient is first and above all a college 
newspaper, devoted especially to the under- 
graduates and the activities of the college. 
Its editorials should be concerned with its 
policy, athletics, honor, good name, and 
standing. Its college news should give the 
minor happenings of the week and make men- 
tion of the various interests that permeate our 
college life. The athletic department should 
give the true and detailed stories of college 
contests, frank to criticise and quick to praise. 
And the personals should publish every item 
of interest and of fact to our alumni. This 
has been our aim, and, though we are not 
catering for a word of praise, yet it cannot 



help seeming to us that we have followed 
fairly accurately the lines laid out as our 
work. 

The Orient will ever be found quick to 
respond to any mark of interest in its welfare. 
If in the form of more subscribers, the paper 
will go to the limit of its purse in bettering its 
appearance. If personal items, manuscript, 
ideas, or suggestions of anj^ sort are presented, 
a most hearty acceptance will be forthcoming 
immediately. The Orient is ever the prop- 
erty of the students, alumni, and Faculty ; 
and the present board will be the last to injure 
its patrimony by the suppression of even the 
most insignificant privilege or custom. 



Plans are being incubated towards an 
unusually vigorous athletic season this coming 
spring. Not a stone will be left imturned in 
utilizing every opportunity for this purpose. 
The first real move will be of financial purport, 
for filthy lucre is a most essential attribute of 
athletic success. 

A minstrel show is one of the strong cards 
up our manager's sleeve ; and with the talent 
in college it should be a winning card. A 
galaxy of stars, gorgeous costumes, elaborate 
settings, and startling climaxes will now be 
the one great attraction of the future. 
Burlesque histrionics and "coon melodies" are 
ever popular and profitable schemes for touch- 
ing the coffers of gullible mortals, and with so 
commendable a cause as this one boasts, it 
surely must reap a harvest of good cold coin. 
Rest assured it will take more than a napkin 
to prevent your talent from being drafted into 
" Swett's and White's own show." Every 
man in college, of course, will gladly put his 
shoulder to the project, and alumni, sub- 
Freshmen, and friends, from Aroostook to 
York, must be persuaded to turn out for this 
magnificent production, as well as our lady 
friends, who should be numerically conspicu- 
ous, especially since the entertainment is to 
be augmented by a hop. Hurrah for the 
Minstrel Show ! 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



141 



The Association of Colleges in New Eng- 
land will hold its 43d annual meeting at 
Bowdoin College, November 9th and loth. 
The first session will open a quarter before 
eight Thursday morning, and from that time 
on matters and problems of college interest 
will be discussed by these, the leading educa- 
tors of New England. 

Each college will be represented by their 
president and one delegate, who shall be a 
member of the Fa:culty. The meetings are 
of the nature of a conclave, to which, outside 
of the delegates, only the resident Faculty is 
eligible. Bowdoin will be represented by her 
President and Professor Emery. The other 
colleges represented are Harvard, Yale, 
Brown, Dartmouth, Wesleyan, Williams, 
Amherst, Tufts, Trinity, Clarke University, 
Middlebury, Boston College, and University 
of Vermont. With the exception of President 
Harris of Amherst, Bowdoin will have the 
pleasure of entertaining the recently inaugu- 
rated Presidents. 

Bowdoin has only been a member of the 
Association for about ten years, and this year 
will be the first she has been honored with the 
annual meeting. It is fair to presume that 
some benefit of this meeting will be appre- 
ciated in a material way, since twelve of 
fifteen problems of college significance are up 
for consideration. 



The recent item in the "College News" 
concerning the offer of a substantial little sum 
of money to Cloudman if he would augment 
the Pennsylvania University athletic team 
with his flighty limbs was printed on a general 
rumor which existed not only in the college 
but throughout the State. Inquiry has since 
proved this rumor entirely without foundation, 
and any reflections which this report has cast 
upon the athletics of Pennsylvania's leading 
institution of learning we sincerely hope will 
be removed by this correction of that unfor- 
tunate statement. 



"Those who play with electricity -will get 
shocked " is as true as the danger inherent in 



fire. The transformers which are located in 
the various ends engender too much destruc- 
tion for fellows to use them as a plaything. 
It is a serious and risky amusement now cur- 
rent among the students, this fooling with the 
lights and wires. A fire can be easily started 
by interfering with the natural curcuit of the 
power, and the authorities have often 
expressed wonderment that such a result has 
not already happened. Another less probable 
but more serious result is that liable to come 
from a chance contact with the current of the 
transformers ; sufficient volts run into these to 
kill a man outright, and it is sure to happen 
if these pernicious practices are continued. 
Take warning in time, and do not wait for 
the sad lesson of experience. 



CALENDAR. 

Saturday, Nov. 4. — Bowdoin plays Colby at 
Portland. 

Saturday, Nov. ii. — Bowdoin plays Bates at 
Brunswick. 

Wednesday, Nov. 15. — Bowdoin plays Tufts at 
College Hill. 

Saturday, Nov. 18. — Bowdoin plays Holy Cross 
at Worcester. 

Thursday, Nov. 23. — Bowdoin plays Portland 
Athletic Club at Portland. 

Thursday, to Sunday, Nov. 30-DEC. 4. — Thanks- 
giving Recess. 

Monday to Friday, Dec. 18-22. — Examinations. 

Thursday, Dec 21. — Sophomore Prize Declama- 
tions. 

Thursday, Dec 28. — Medical Term begins. 



Professor Robinson left Saturday for Minneapolis 
to attend a meeting of the American Public 
Health Association, which holds sessions for four 
days this week. Professor Robinson, who is a 
member of the State Board of Health, will be the 
Maine representative. 

This association is getting to be a very valuable 
one, as it contains delegates from all the State 
boards of health, members of the boards of the 
cities, the members of the boards of the various 
provinces of Canada, the states in Mexico, and it 
is expected representatives from Cuba and Porto 
Rico. The members of the staffs of various labora- 
tories of the great colleges will be present this 
year. 



142 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 

Eastman, 1902, spent Sunday at Kent's Hill. 

Stackpole, 1900, visited friends in Lewiston re- 
cently. 

History 4 and Literature 4 enjoyed oral quizzes 
last week. 

Friday proved an unusually damp day for the 
Freshmen. 

Chamberlain, '99, was about the campus Friday 
and Saturday. 

F. H. Appleton, Esq., '64, was the guest of his 
son on Sunday. 

The Sweet Caporals and the No-to-bacs are to 
play foot-ball soon. 

Riley, '03, gave a party for the members of his 
delegation last week. 

The Boston papers say that Bowdoin put up a 
star game at Amherst. 

Swett, '01, was present at a tea given at Smith 
before the Amherst game. 

Stackpole, 1900, and Larrabee, 1901, passed 
Sunday at their homes. 

Professor Mitchell was out of town Wednesday 
and Thursday of last week. 

Nearly seven hundred books were taken from 
the library during October. 

The French prize of last year was won by Ralph 
B. Stone. It was awarded on class-room work 
alone. 

Stackpole, 1900, and J. P. Webber, '03, were 
detained a few hours by last week's railroad acci- 
dent. 

Mike Madden sprung a Freshman cake Thurs- 
day night of last week, under the bridge on a back 
street. 

Considerable interest has been shown in the for- 
mation of Republican, Democratic, and Populist 
clubs. 

Professor Woodruff granted adjourns to the 
Sophomore Greek Class for a week, beginning Fri- 
day last. 

The Jessie Harcourt Company is at Bath this 
week, and many of the students are visiting Co- 
lumbia Theatre. 

Prof. Chapman will lecture in Portland soon on 
"Robert Burns." The proceeds will be given to aid 
the Wellesley College endowment fund. 

Edwards, 1900, and Pottle, 1900, went to Port- 
land Wednesday, October 25th, on the Sunday-school 
convention train, presumably as delegates. 



Some Sophomores are trying to establish the 
golf suit as the "right thing" to wear when making 
evening calls upon young ladies. Let us hope they 
will desist from their attempt. 

Mr. Philip . Davis and Mr. C. R. Doten have 
been at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. H., 
attending the annual convention of the Alpha Kappa 
Fraternity. They acted as delegates from the Theta 
Chapter of the Bowdoin Medical School. 

Pottle and Randall, 1900, fell asleep when coming 
from Portland on the midnight one night last week, 
and did not wake up until the train reached Bow- 
doinham, when the conductor called "tickets." They 
kept on to Gardiner and returned the next morning. 

West, 1900, has returned from his visit to Ann 
Arbor, whither he went as the representative of the 
Bowdoin chapter to the Delta Upsilon convention. 
The convention accepted only one application, and 
a chapter will be established at the University of 
Toronto. 

Read the following quotation from the Boers' 
national hymn : 

"Waal hoog nou in ons heldre lug, 

Transvaalse orijheidsvlag! 
Ons vijande is weggeolug, 
Ons blink'n blijer dag." 

Thursday evening Miss Evie Stetson entertained 
a party at cards. During the evening refreshments 
were served. Those present were Miss Jennie 
Thomas of Rockland, Miss Aimee Stetson, Miss 
Grace Crawford, Miss Emma Thompson, Murray 
S. Danforth, Frank Hayden, Artelle Palmer, Philip 
Cobb, Ralph Bodwell, and Austin Larrabee. 

President Hyde, in his Sunday afternoon talk, 
spoke of the value of forming opinions on the vital 
problems, in life and of the danger in holding 
indefinite views, of being undecided or careless in 
religion and other great subjects. In the gathering 
gloom the eloquent and rhythmical sentences of the 
speaker conveying to many much food for thought, 
produced a deep impression. 

The following are the subjects for the themes 
due Tuesday, November 7th : 
Juniors. 

1. Characteristics of Bowdoin Men. 

2. Do Churches and Seminaries give to Theo- 
logical Students Too Much Financial Aid? 

3. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 

Sophomores. 

1. Summer Work for College Students. 

2. How May Foot-ball Be Improved? 

3. Admiral Dewey as a Candidate for the Pres- 
idency. 

4. George Eliot's "Silas Marner." 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



143 



Y. M. C. fl 



The question has come before the cabinet, during 
the last week, concerning the matter of taking the 
IntcrcoUegian, the official organ of the Intercollegiate 
Christian Association. The officers and committee 
men will remember that the paper was sent to them 
free of charge during last spring term. The quality 
of the reading matter and the general tone of the 
paper commended it so highly to those who thus 
received it, that it has been decided to make the 
paper a privilege of membership in the Association. 
In order that all the copies ordered may be used 
regularly, and the greatest amount of good may 
come from the funds thus expended, it has been 
thought best for all who would enjoy the paper, to 
pass their names to Russell, 1900, so that those who 
will use the paper may have it and at the same time 
no copies be wasted, as might be the case if the 
paper was distributed broadcast throughout the 
Association. The Intercollegian is a paper of real 
merit, each issue containing carefully prepared arti- 
cles by such men as Daniel C. Oilman, President of 
Johns Hopkins University, Professor Bosworth of 
Oberlin, Professor Sanders of Yale, John R. Mott, 
Robert E. Spear, and many others well known for 
their depth of thought and the practical nature of 
their religious faith. Such an issue carefully 
perused each month will do much to build up the 
spiritual lives of those who take a vital interest in 
these deeper questions of man's life and relations to 
his fellow-creatures. 

Thursday evening, October 26th, was given up to 
the Northfield Conference. Wyman, igoi, led the 
service, and four of the men who went to Northfield 
this summer spoke briefly on several phases of that 
great student gathering. Bowdoin was represented 
by five men this summer, which was an increase 
over the past few years. However, other colleges 
the size of Bowdoin have delegations of ten and 
fifteen men there every year, and if Christian work 
in this institution is to be kept progressive and 
up to date we imtst have more men at that workers' 
conference. Now is the time for those in the three 
lower classes who want to be partakers in this work 
to begin to plan to work up a large and enthusiastic 
delegation for Northfield in 1900. 

Everybody in the State knows about Robert Jor- 
dan of the Bangor Y. M. C. A., and almost every- 
body who spent Sunday, October 29th, on the campus 
seized the opportunity to hear him at Massachusetts 
Hall on that afternoon. Mr. Jordan spoke on the 
trial and crucifixion of Jesus. The picture that he 
drew of those stirring scenes was intensely impres- 



sive, especially when the speaker emphasized the 
fact that all this suffering was endured for the 
benefit and help of us whose indifferent and, .some- 
times, purposeless lives so illy represent the noljle 
Christ whoiii we serve. 

The solo by Appleton, 1902, added much to the 
pleasure and profit of the afternoon's service. 

Those Bible Study classes begin this week ; but 
ihere is still time for others to join the classes and 
attend the first lesson. 

On account of his extra work this term, Bragdon 
finds it impossible to lead the course in the Life of 
Christ. Atherton will take his place. The books 
have come and can be had at No. 3,, South Maine. 
Those who have looked them over speak very highly 
of the course. 



ATIiLETICS. 

Amherst ii, Bowdoin 6. 

Though once more we have to record a defeat 
for Bowdoin, we do it with much more ease than 
we have been able to command for some time while 
writing foot-ball stories. The game with Amherst 
at Amherst on Wednesday, October 25th, was such a 
praiseworthy contest and Bowdoin played so finely 
for almost every minute of the game, that we feel 
very little hesitation about telling how we lost. The 
game, from the spectators' standpoint, was the best 
seen on the Amherst gridiron for long years. The 
teams were almost matched, man for man. Each 
team worked hard and snappily in every play. 
There were brilliant tackles and many punts. The 
game was won by remarkably strong uphill work. 
The last touchdown was scored by Amherst's playing 
three dashes at the line in the last 15 seconds of the 
game. 

Neither side scored in the first half. Washburn 
of Amherst kicked off to the Bowdoin is-yard line, 
from which the Bowdoin backs carried the ball to 
the 45-yard line. Then Donnell punted 25 yards to 
Swift, who came back S yards. Amherst worked 
the left side of the Bowdoin line for short gains, 
until the Bowdoin 25-yard line had been reached. 
Here Amherst fumbled. Bellatty found the ball, 
and, by the aid of interference by Laferriere, gained 
45 yards before being brought down by Swift's 
tackle. Bowdoin made only short gains, and decided 
to punt. Amher.st gained a few yards and then 
punted. Back and forth the ball went for the rest 
of *he half. Neither side seemed to have the 
advaiitage over the other. The ball was in the 
possession of the Bowdoin men at the centre of the 
field when time was called. 



144 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



Captain Clarke had to leave the game in the first 
half on account of an injury. Donnell moved up to 
the quarterback position and Hunt played fullback 
for the remainder of the game. Bowdoin kicked 
off for 25 yards ; and Leighton fell on the ball which 
an Amherst man had fumbled. Levensaler and 
Gregson carried the ball to the Amherst l2-yard line, 
but Amherst then squared around and held. She 
got the ball on downs and punted it out of danger. 
Bodwell gambolled down the field through Jones for 
20 yards, met Swift — and then fell with a thud which 
shook the goal posts. Then Levensaler ran around 
the Amherst left end for i8 yards and touched the 
ball down between the posts. Hunt kicked the goal 
and the score was Bowdoin 6, Amherst o. 

Swift kicked off to Hunt on the Bowdoin 5-yard 
line. Hunt punted back to the centre of the field. 
The Bowdoin men were not expecting a punt and 
Swift easily made a 3S-yard run back with the ball. 
Amherst picked up new courage and banged the 
line hard, gaining through and making an end run 
which changed the seat of war to the Bowdoin 
5-yard line. Here we held for downs and punted 
20 yards. 

Then Royse on a fake kick dashed up the field 
for 35 yards. From the point where he was downed 
a few short rushes carried the ball to the goal line. 
Gladwin was pushed through the centre for a touch- 
down ; and the score was tied when Swift kicked 
the goal. 

Bowdoin kicked off to the Amherst lo-yard line. 
Amherst rushed the ball the whole length of the 
field and on short gains, entirely, excepting for a 
20-yard run which Ballantine made around our left 
end. From the 5-yard line Dudley and Clark pushed 
the ball across the goal line just as the referee blew 
his whistle. Swift missed the goal. 

Brilliant individual work was done by Swift, 
Gladwin and Clark for Amherst, and by Levensaler 
and Laferriere for Bowdoin. Captain Clarke 
played well at quarterback, and was sadly missed in 
the second half. Leighton's work was excellent. 
Bodwell made gains repeatedly. Donnell got away 
all his punts but one. Kelly and Hamilton played 
their first game in a manner worthy of praise. 
Every man did his utmost. 

The summary : 
Amherst. Bowdoin. 

Anderson, l.e r.e., Bellatty. 

Gladwin, 1. t 1. t, Leferriere. 

Foster, l.g r.g., Bodwell. 

Hammond centre Leighton. 

Larkin, r.g 1-g-, Hamilton. 

Park, Jones, r.t l.t.. Hill. 

Ballantine (Capt.), r.e I.e., Kelly. 

Swift, q.b q.b., (Capt.) Clarke, Donnell. 

Dudley, l.h.b r.h.b., Levensaler. 

Wiggins, Royse, nh.b l.h.b., Gregson. 

Washburn, Clarke, f.b f.b., Donnell, Hunt. 



Touchdowns, Levensaler, Gladwin, Clark. 
Goals, Hunt, Swift. Referee, Bacon, Bowdoin. 
Umpire, Strong, Williston Seminary. Linesmen. 
Babson, M. A. C. ; Spear, Bowdoin. Time, 20- 
minute halves. 

Timely Suggestions. 

The injuries which one most often suffers in foot- 
ball are bruises and sprains. The very best liniment 
that one can use is made of lead water and opium, 
applied hot. For a bruise put it on every hour or 
two with flannel cloths and rub vigorously. If your 
sprain is very bad consult a physician. There may 
be ligaments torn or bones broken. 

An ordinary sprain will permit you to play the 
next day. Apply the hot bandages soaked in the 
liniment and rub along the tissues, following the 
course of the sprain upward. Never bandage a 
sprain tightly. That stops the circulation and pre- 
vents healing. But strap the sprain, if you can, so 
that the straps take the place of the injured liga- 
ments. This is an art in itself and a physician often 
does not know how to do it correctly. It can be 
done, however, so that the ankle is as strong as ever 
and yet is not interfered with in its healing. 

Lastly, and this perhaps should have taken prece- 
dence of all the other instructions for foot-ball 
playing, keep your stomach in good trim. No dys- 
peptic can play foot-ball, and all through the season 
taboo ice-cream, soda water, all pastries, raw apples, 
candies, coffee, tea and all stimulants. Here is a 
simple diet for the boy who wants to keep himself 
in perfect training : 

Before breakfast a glass of hot w^ater with a 
pinch of salt, for the meal some cereal, followed by 
eggs or steak, with stale bread. Lunch consists of 
soup, not rich, or better still, meat broth ; fruit, any 
vegetables, fish and all meats excepting pork or veal. 

For dinner the course is much the same. Good, 
wholesome food, with no luxuries is the object. In 
the luxuries, strange as it may seem, is included 
milk. This affects the gastric juice in a way to pre- 
vent good digestion. — The Boston Globe. 

Professor Hart Speaks for Athletics. 
At a meeting of the Massachusetts School- 
masters' Club in Boston on Saturday, Professor 
Albert Bushnell Hart, of Harvard, replied in vig- 
orous language to the reflections cast on college 
athletics in a speech made at the meeting by Pres- 
ident Bradbury of the club. Professor Hart said in 
brief: "The college of the future, and probably the 
high school and the academy will continue to prac- 
tice and enjoy its athletics, simply because it is the 
desire of the community to have them, and because 
the alumni of any college would rise up in its might 
and wipe out of existence any board which should 
dare to discontinue athletics. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



145 



"For 24 years I have been connected with Har- 
vard College, either as student, or instructor or pro- 
fessor, and I speak of Harvard College in particular 
because I know less about any other college. And I 
can say that the spirit of study is vastly higher to- 
day than it was 24 years ago. I consider athletics 
to be one of the most efficient moral agents of the 
college, for it demands of the athlete self-control, 
honesty and manliness. The persistence necessary 
for success is of itself a moral quality. Further- 
more, athletics, physically, is very necessary. 

" It has been my fortune to have most of the 
athletes" in my department, possibly because my 
classes are all held in the morning and so do not 
conflict with afternoon training. I have never 
treated athletes with either fear or favor, but as 
a general thing they are of a higher quality than 
the average man. 

"There are of course disadvantages of athletics, 
such as the diversion of the real objects. But is the 
mental fibre less fine? I can say that whether it be 
because of athletics or in spite of it, the dominant 
force of the university is intellectual force and not 
worship of brawn. 

"Whatever ill is in athletics, it is true that it does 
develop the spirit by which a student stands forth 
a man." 

Good Words. 

The Saturday Evening Post published a college 
man's number on October 28th, from the interesting 
pages of which we make the following extracts : 

" No development of our educational life in the 
last tu'O decades has brought it more good than 
alhlct'.cs. 1 here was need of just such a toning up 
as good sport has brought. The college output had 
been rather lacking in virility. It had included, also, 
too large a percentage of dyspepsia and mental 
acidity for the social demand. The standard type 
of the college graduate has changed very decidedly 
in twenty years, and society and human life at large 
are finding much inore use for the new model than 
they did for the old. The old talk, for instance, 
about college graduates being unfitted for business 
is dying a natural death. Differentiation of courses 
of study, which has brought a greater number of 
life pursuits within the academic range, is undoubt- 
edly in considerable part responsible, but the rise 
and spread of athletics has done quite as much to 
modify the average type of college character as any 
changes of curricula. 

" It is not as physical culture that it has done 
this so much as through its contribution to the 
education of the will. It has tended to develop men 
who act, who can throw the whole force of con- 
centrated personality, strength, wit and will into 
the attainment of a goal through the overcoming of 
resistance and under the sharp stimulus of com- 
petition. In this aspect it is that athletic sports 
hold a definite place in the education of the Anglo- 
Saxon man. Essential to the Anglo-Saxon spirit 
which essays to lead the forces of the present world 
are the elements of directness, forceful activity, fair 
play." — Benjamin Ide Wheeler. 



"Foot-ball is wholly the game of college men; 
they have developed it ; their teams are the best in 
the world, and to find the best exponents of the 
game and the peers of all others in this branch of 
college sport we have only to look over the list 
of college men who have figured in foot-ball history 
during the past twenty years. These men developed 
or learned the game at their own colleges, and 
have kept it free from any save college influence, 
and as a result we have a. splendid, manly sport 
which is justly the pride of American college men. 
The game is played by the very best college element, 
and it is held a high honor to represent one's college 
on the foot-ball field. The popularity of the game is 
wide-spread. There is hardly a college or a prepara- 
tory school in America which does not send out a 
regularly organized team, and the interest taken in 
the game by college men who do not play is greater 
than in any other sport. At the large universities 
the field is often crowded with students at the daily 
practice games." — Harmon S. Graves. 

The Class of igo2 elected E. S. Anthoine manager 
of its foot-ball team and re-elected Roland G. 
Walker as captain for this season, at a meeting held 
this week. The men have been well chosen. 



PERSONflLS. 

'42. — Paul L. Chandler, Esq., formerly a lawyer 
of Waterville, has been appointed Professor of 
Modern Languages in Oberlin College, Ohio. 

'50. — Sympathy will go out to General Howard 
from millions in his hour of bereavement. His son. 
Colonel Guy Howard, who was killed in the Philip- 
pines, was an accomplished and zealous officer, who 
had more than twenty years of active service to his 
credit. Of course, long experience of war had pre- 
pared General Howard to realize that his son, like 
every other soldier, was exposed to all the chances 
of service in the field ; but the father's heart is the 
same, whether it beats under a uniform or in plain 
clothes. 

'60. — Hon. Thomas B. Reed has been elected a 
trustee of the New York Life Insurance Company, 
filling the vacancy caused by. the death of William 
H. Appleton. 

'61. — General Hyde of Bath is at Old Point Com- 
fort and surprises his doctors by the rapidity with 
which he is gaining in health. He leaves with Mrs. 
Hyde for Nassau for the winter, the middle of next 
month. 

'61. — An excellent sketch of Henry Jewett Fur- 
ber, the eminent Chicago lawyer and banker, was 
published in the Lezviston Journal of October 28th. 
A finely executed half-tone portrait of Mr. Furber 
was one of the features. 

'72. — Hon. Herbert M. Heath, who was to speak 
in the ist District campaign at Freeport, has been 



146 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



obliged to cancel his engagement on account of a 
murder trial in which he is counsel. 

'76. — Ex-Alderman Sanford has made a written 
reply to the published insinuation that in declaring 
his candidacy for mayor of Boston he considers him- 
self a stronger candidate for mayor than Mr. Hart, 
better able to defeat the Democratic nominee and 
with superior qualifications for the office itself. " I 
am a candidate for the mayoralty nomination," says 
Mr. Sanford, " because I strongly believe that if I 
should be the choice of the Republican voters in the 
caucuses, I can and shall be elected, and if all others 
feel and exhibit the same loyalty to the Republican 
party both before and after the caucuses, whatever 
their result, that I do, the next mayor of Boston will 
be a Republican — which is of much more importance 
than that his name should be Hart or Sanford." 

•78.— John F. Hall, of Atlantic City, N. J., has 
been appointed to a coinmittee which will confer 
with Colonel Bryan to arrange for the Democratic 
meeting in Trenton. 

'92. — At the annual convention of the Maine 
State Sunday-School Association in Portland last 
week, Harry W. Kimball was elected secretary for 
the ensuing year. 

'94. — Currier is an interne at the Boston City 
Hospital. 

'g6._W. S. Mitchell' is employed on the Portland 
Press. 

'p6. — Frank E. Bradbury is in attendance at the 
Harvard Law School. 

'96. — Richard T. Plumstead is engaged in teaching 
in Ely, Nevada. 

'96.— Richard M. Andrews is pursuing a special 
course at Harvard. 

'96. — G. T. Ordway is in a law office in Boston. 

'97.— The engagement of Miss Elizabeth Wolston 
of New York to John H. Morse of Bath was 
recently announced. Miss Wolston is the daughter 
of Capt. and Mrs. Charles H. Wolston, formerly of 
Bath, now of New York City, and usually spends 
her summers in Bath. Mr. Morse is the son of Mr. 
and Mrs. A. A. Morse of Vine Street, and is at 
present pursuing the study of medicine at Harvard 
University. He is a graduate of the Bath High 
School and Bowdoin College, a Phi Rho and a 
member of Theta Delta Chi. 

Ex-Med., '98. — Miss Elsie Hawkes Winslow of 
Deering and Mr. Lawrence Edward Willard of Saco 
were married Tuesday evening, October 24th, at the 
home of Mr. D. W. Hawkes, No. 18 Waverly Street, 
Deering. The house was tastefully decorated with 
evergreen, red berries, and potted plants. The bride, 
who was attired in white silk and carried a bouquet 
of white pinks, was attended by Miss Agnes Sleeth 
Fairbrother of Portland, who wore Dresden silk, , 



and Miss Effie Rice of Portland, who wore blue silk. 
Each bridesmaid carried daybreak pinks. Mr. 
Willard was accompanied by Mr. Harry McCarty of 
Portland, 'the best man. Miss Gertrude Buxton 
played the wedding march. The ceremony was per- 
formed impressively by Rev. S. G. Davies, pastor of 
All Souls' Church, Deering. The ushers were 
Messrs. Harry Robbins of Boston, Arthur Chapman 
of Portland, Ralph Burbank and Hartley Lord of 
Saco. The future home of the bride and groom will 
be at 15 Storer Street, Saco., 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon, 
Brunswick, Me., Oct. 24, 1899. 
Whereas, We have learned with profound sor- 
row of the death of our beloved brother, Edward 
Webb Chase, of the Class of 1883, 

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

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. 

James Frederick Knight, 
Freeman Millikin Short, 
John Hudson Sinkinson, 
Committee for the Chapter. 



Whereas, We have learned with deep sorrow of 
the death of our beloved classmate, Earle B. Wood : 

Resolved, That the Class suffers a severe loss by 
the removal of one whose noble character, thorough 
scholarship, and manly good-fellowship had 
endeared him to all who knew him ; 

Resolved, That we deeply deplore his death and 
extend our sincerest sympathy to his bereaved rela- 
tives and friends ; and 

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

For the Class, 

F. V. Gummer, 
Secretary. 



Hall of Eta, Thet.a. Delta Chi, 
October 18, 1899. 
Whereas, God in his infinite wisdom has seen fit 
to remove from our midst our beloved brother, John 
R. Home, '91, of the Eta charge, be it 

Resolved, That the Theta Delta Chi fraternity 
mourns the loss of a true and loyal brother, and 
be it 

Resolved, That our sincerest sympathy be 
extended to the family and friends of the deceased. 
For the charge : 

Ernest T. Smith, 
Clarence B. Flint, 
E. Farrington Abbott. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 9, 1899. 



No. 16. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT THDBSDAT DDRING THE COLLEGIATE 
YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babe, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 
Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

ISLAY F. McCoRMicK, 1900, Business Manager. 
Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Harry C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 
Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 
Charles E. Bellatty. 

Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies 10 Cents. 

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

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



Entered at the Post-Offlce at Brunswick as Second-Glass Mail Matter. 



Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 



CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 16.— November 9, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 147 

Calendar 149 

College News 149 

Y. M. C. A 151 

Pardonnez-Moi 151 

Athletics 151 

Personals 153 

In Memoriam 154 



Oh ! for a Sheridan Saturday, to take our 
scattered and demoralized forces and turn 
apparent defeat into victory! Such is the 
fond hope that wells up in the heart of every 
Bowdoin man. Nor has there been any 
resting on this hope during the week; but 
alumni, students, and coaches have risen from 
the lethargy of despair, and a magnificent 
effort is being made to give Bates her 
Waterloo. 



Bowdoin spirit, until now so latent, must 
be bared of its despondency and take its proper 
place in our midst. Let the love for our Alma 
Mater place the whole student body akin ; and 
Saturday afternoon gather on the Whittier 
Athletic Field with a grim determination to 
fight the battle of our college life. 

The team as a whole, when all is said, is 
deserving of much more sympathy than blame. 
Hard luck and mistakes have left their mark 
continually through the season. We know 
our fellows can play a strong game and we 
feel they will against Bates. The college has 
confidence in them and will throng the side- 
lines, cheering and praying for our gridiron 
heroes. Don't fail us ! We can't lower our 
standard to such as Bates ; it is too mortifying. 
We are Bowdoin men ! Such a defeat will 
stunt, if not kill, the best part of our Bowdoin 
life. Play for Bowdoin; see nothing but the 
pure field of white with the beloved B in the 
centre, threatened to be surmounted by our 
rival's flag. Fight for every inch of ground. 
Make a serious business of it ; a question of 
life or death. Only beat Bates ! 



The Orient is encouraged to again men- 
tion " Alumni Personals." While the results 
of our attempt to strengthen this department 
has not yet made a very material showing, 
nevertheless we learn through correspondence 
from different class secretaries that action is 
being taken to collect and forward more 
Alumni matter for Orient publication. In 
other words the interest in the Personal 
column is growing every week, and we feel 
that Alumni everywhere will endeavor to be 
contributory to this interest. We take it upon 
ourselves to request each secretary in the 
name of his class to keep his classmates in 
touch with each other through the Orient; 



148 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



and in so doing we should not be judged as 
presumptuous, for such is surely the will of 
all the graduate classes. 



Those who criticise college education 
might easily find material for arguments in 
the lack of interest of the average college man 
in politics and the national affairs of his gov- 
ernment. The day is about here when every 
law school will require a degree for admission ; 
and since nine-tenths of our public men are 
lawyers it follows that they must be college 
graduates also. 

A good part of college life is not so much 
the acquisition of knowledge proper as the 
acquisition of tools for obtaining knowledge. 
Again, a law course in turn does not touch the 
public questions except in occasional brushes 
incidental to some legal problem. Yet a 
lawyer is supposed to be versed in all the 
intricacies of Tariff, Protection, and so on. 
Where does he get it? Simply by arousing 
an interest in his early college days, nour- 
ishing it until it is firmly rooted in his sym- 
pathy. 

The future history of our country is des- 
tined to be written by college graduates. The 
appearance of the page will depend on our 
ability to write. Shall it be in the uncouth 
and simple letters of childhood, or in the 
strong, clear hand of the adept ? 

Never has there been more inducements 
to enter into the study and consideration of 
the problems which are to direct our progress. 
The Tariff question is but slumbering for a 
period, so is still a living factor in politics. 
Imperialism and Annexation are the children 
of the late war. Free Silver is swelling with 
importance every week. Trusts are assuming 
Titanic proportions. Parties are trembling at 
their very foundations, and the political 
atmosphere is heavy with new issues. 'Tis 
serious business, and not only as college men 
but as Americans it is deserving of thought 
and inquiry. Don't neglect it, but be true to 
yourself. 



In very few instances has the college had 
so sad and touching a loss of one of her mem- 
bers by death as that which shocked the stu- 
dent body last Monday. 

The Orient has been moved to grief in 
the last few years by the death of several 
younger alumni who were first known and 
loved as college mates; but only once before 
have our hearts felt the severe pain of a part- 
ing with one from our very midst. The sud- 
denness and awfulness of the news has cast a 
gloom over the campus which as yet shows no 
evidence of breaking. 

A more congenial and jovial fellow than 
our recent college mate. Freeman Short, is 
rarely found ; and that he held a warm place 
in the heart of every Bowdoin man is evinced 
by the sorrow which permeates the entire col- 
lege. 

In college spirit he was enthusiastic and 
extremely optimistic ; his classmates prized 
him highly for his loyalty to 1901 ; and his 
fraternity has ever found in him a brother of 
sterling and lovable qualities. Bright in his 
studies ; prominent in many branches of col- 
lege activities ; frank, generous, and kind in 
his relations with his college mates, he has 
indeed wrenched the bonds that bind us 
together as intimate and friendly sons of a 
common Alma Mater. 

The college and all his friends in this vicin- 
ity sympathize most warmly and sincerely 
with his family, and wish them to know that 
their grief is shared b)' every student in 
Bowdoin. 



A recent editorial in the Kennebec Journal 
made glad the heart of the college fraternities 
by its treatment of the following clipping; 

Just what part the Greek-letter societies 
lake in the education of the college student 
is something that has never yet been explained. 
— Philadelphia Ledger. 

In fact, it was so good that we feel justi- 
fied in quoting it in substance ; 

It is certain that this vicious little squib 
was written by an editor who was never 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



149 



fortunate enough to belong to a college fra- 
ternity. He simply doesn't know what he is 
talking about. To those who know anything 
about colleges and college fraternities, no 
explanation of the important part they play in 
education is necessary. Other persons need 
hardly be considered in this connection. Some 
few colleges, years ago, with a conservatism 
verging on bigotry, refused to allow the intro- 
duction of Greek-letter fraternities. Such a 
regulation could never be passed to-day, and 
we have no hesitation in declaring that every 
educator of note in the country recognizes the 
worth and importance of college fraternities. 
No figures can measure the important part 
they play in the development and training of 
the college man. Their literary, social and 
fraternal sides supplement the work of the 
class-room and laboratory with a helpful influ- 
ence that is extremely potent. Their ideals 
are the highest, and the lessons they teach are 
remembered much longer than Latin verbs or 
chemical formulas. Their secret features are 
as necessary as to the Masonic and other great 
orders, and are no more used to cover abuses 
or questionable practices. 

To the small college they mean more than 
to the large university, but at no institution 
except Harvard have they been a failure. In 
no secret organizations that exist are the 
bonds of brotherhood so close and so lasting 
as in these fraternities, and the loyalty of their 
alumni is the best proof of the good that they 
do for their members. The fraternities help 
and strengthen the colleges. The inter- 
collegiate feature of the fraternities does much 
to give the imdergraduates a broader view of 
the educational world, and to soften the rival- 
ries that inevitably exist between neighboring 
colleges that compete in athletic contests. 

iVIany thousand college graduates will 
assure you that above all else in their under- 
graduate life they cherish the memory of the 
associations and influence and training of their 
fraternity. Ask President Hyde of Bowdoin, 
or Tucker of Dartmouth, or Hadley of Yale, 
or Schurman of Cornell, or Low of Columbia, 
or Harper of Chicago, or Harris of Amherst, 
or any of a hundred other college presidents, 
what the Greek-letter fraternities in their 
institutions mean to undergraduates and 
alumni, and what part they play in the training 
of young men. Some of them are fraternity 
men and some are not, but their testimony 
would be a unit in harmony with the ideas we 
have here expressed, and they would laugh to 
scorn the dyspeptic croaker who penned the 



paragraph quoted from the Philadelphia 

Ledger. 



CALENDAR. 

Saturday, Nov. ii. — Bowdoin plays Bates at 
Brunswick. 

Wednesday, Nov. 15. — Bowdoin plays Tufts at 
College Hill. 

Saturday, Nov. 18. — Bowdoin plays Holy Cross 
at Worcester. 

Thursday, Nov. 23. — Bowdoin plays Portland 
Athletic Club at Portland. 

Thursday, to Sunday, Nov. 30-DEC. 4. — Thanks- 
giving Recess. 

Monday to Friday, Dec. 18-22. — Examinations. 

Thursday, Dec. 21. — Sophomore Prize Declama- 
tions. 

Thursday, Dec 28. — Medical Term begins. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 

Clough has returned from teaching. 

Evans, '03, is at home, sick with typhoid fever. 

Palmer, '01, has gone home on account of 
sickness. 

The Juniors have begun laboratory ,work in 
chemistry. 

Stockman, '02, is out of college, owing to trouble 
with his eyes. 

Professor Woodruff returned Saturday after a 
week's absence. 

Veazie, '99, is coaching the Bangor High School 
foot-ball eleven. 

Several of the students expect to attend the 
Harvard- Yale game. 

Corliss, 1901, who has been teaching in Harps- 
well, has returned to college. 

It is understood that Hawes played substitute on 
Skowhegan High School last year, 

Professor Emery was called to Ellsworth Satur- 
day by the death of his grandmother. 

Bacon, 1900, acted as official in the Bangor- 
Thornton game at Saco, November 4th. 

The Seniors in geology accompanied Professor 
Lee in a search for Indian relics last Tuesday. 

The Brunswick High School gave a dance last 
Thursday night in the Court Room. A number of 
the students attended. 

Professor Woodruff, not knowing of the change 
in the time for afternoon recitations, failed his first 
division in Greek on Monday. 



150 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



The grand jury will investigate the causes of the 
death of the Cornell student, who died while being 
initiated into a fraternity. 

Taber D. Bailey, '96, was on the campus Sunday. 
He accompanied the Bangor High School eleven to 
Saco and witnessed the game there with Thornton 
Academy. 

Professor Little and his assistants enjoyed sev- 
eral days last week in dusting a portion of the 
books in the library. There was some dust 
removed. 

Manager Swett announces that it is practically 
decided that Bowdoin will win Dartmouth at the 
B. A. A. meet which will occur the second Saturday 
of February. 

Among the students who saw the Bates-U. of M. 
game were Snow, Rolfe, Appleton, Babb, Stackpole, 
Stone, Holmes, J. Webber, Quinn, Barker, Preble, 
White, H. Webber. 

Forty-five men were on the field in suits at the 
practice Monday afternoon, and the student body 
was well represented. Such enthusiasm should be 
the rule, not the exception. 

History 4 have begun the study of Professor 
MacDonald's "Select Documents in American 
History," and also work on individual reports on 
topics assigned for investigation in the library. 

The management of the foot-ball team is trying 
to arrange the Holy Cross game for the morning of 
November i8th, so that those who go to the Har- 
vard-Yale game can also see Bowdoin play Holy 
Cross on the same day. 

Several of the High Schools have signified their 
intention of entering the Bowdoin invitation meet. 

Pratt, '01, is teaching school at Strong, and 
during his absence Higgins, '02, is acting as man- 
ager of the reading-room. 

About 40 students went into Portland Saturday 
to the game. Seats had been reserved on the 
bleachers. The cheering was good, and the rooters 
supported the team well throughout the game. 
Eastman, 1902, was linesman, and Pottle one of the 
timers. 

The November meeting and dinner of the Bow- 
doin Club of Boston was held at the Copley Square 
Hotel, last Saturday evening. Mr. John S. Bar- 
rows, the art editor of the Boston Journal, gave a 
short but very interesting talk on "Newspaper Illus- 
trations." 

One of the gayest of the social events of the 
season was the presentation of Mrs. Jarley's Wax- 
works, on Tuesday evening, October 31st. Miss 
Mary McCobb of Portland had the part of Mrs. 
Jarley, and the "figgers" were impersonated by the 
/ 



young folks of the town. The proceeds of the enter- 
tainment were for the Wellesley College endowment 
fund, and the Brunswick graduates of that college 
had the matter in charge. 

The interesting collection of autographs pre- 
sented to the college by Robert J. Winthrop, Jr., 
Esq., of Boston, has been increased by a valuable bit 
of handwriting from the pen of the famous French 
preacher Bossuet. It is the introduction to the first 
sermon for the Day of the Nativity of the Virgin, 
and was delivered in 1659 or 1660. Its especial value 
comes from the changes made by the author himself 
from the first draft. Its final form appears in print 
on page 629 of volume four of his works, quarto 
edition of 1836. 

The Boston Herald says : Colby students 
painted the town red to-night, celebrating their 
victory over Bowdoin, the first for years. The foot- 
hall team was met at the station on the arrival of 
the train and the men carried on shoulders to the 
campus. There a bonfire was built and fireworks 
burned. A torchlight procession was formed and 
the principal streets paraded. President Butler and 
other members of the Faculty warmly commended 
the team for its work. Hawes, who made the 
touchdown, was the hero of the occasion. 

As manager of the '99 Track Team, I wish to 
submit the following report : 

Receipts. 

Subscriptions collected $379.00 

Guarantee from B. A. A 25.00 

Indoor meet 198.35 

Left over from Worcester celebration 18.23 

Raised at mass-meeting 54-25 

$674-83 
Subscriptions unpaid 53-00 

Expenditures. 

Stamps, telegrams, cartridges, etc $3-57 

Expenses of B. A. A. trip 45.82 

Expenses of delegate to N. E. I. A. A. con- 
vention (Boston) 8.75 

Expenses of delegate to M. I. C. A. A. con- 
vention (Waterville) i.oo 

Expenses of indoor meet 79-70 

N. E. I. A. A. annual dues 15.00 

M. I. C. A. A. annual dues and special assess- 
ment 20.00 

Expenses of manager in securing Graham... 10.40 

Graham, for coaching and expenses 130.50 

Richards, for coaching and expenses 64.83 

Expenses of Worcester trip 211.85 

Expenses of Waterville trip 79.55 

Balance on hand..., 3-86 

$674.83 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



151 



Y. M. C. f\. 



The organization known as the Young Men's 
Christian Association is founded on a most practi- 
cal basis. Its motive and object is to promote the 
growth of men in physical, educational, social, and 
spiritual development. The college association, as 
President Hyde has said, is in the nature of its 
environments prohibited from furnishing all these 
privileges which the city association can furnish. 
It is the desire of the Bowdoin Association, how- 
ever, to provide such opportunities and privileges, 
in these four lines, as the college body actually 
needs and will profit by. The singing class, of 
which President Hyde spoke in chapel on Sunday 
afternoon, is of this nature. It is offered by the 
Association entirely apart from its other functions, 
in the hope that it may meet a need of the student 
body. Now in order that the best results may be 
obtained, it will be necessary to have a class aver- 
aging about thirty members in regular attendance. 
A part of the hour will be spent in instruction in 
reading music at sight, the other part in social 
singing, solos being occasionally introduced to give 
variety and entertainment. In Mr. Herbert Harris 
the class has an instructor at the same time com- 
petent for the work and interested in the welfare 
of the college in all its varied phases. 

A meeting of the class was held on Monday 
evening, November 6th, for a preliminary review of 
the course. All those intending to take the course 
should pass in their names either to Mr. Harris or 
Russell, 1900. It is also especially important that 
they attend the first lesson to be held on Monday, 
November 31st, at 7 p.m., in the Cleaveland lecture 
room. 

The afternoon service of Sunday, November Sth, 
was addressed by Professor Houghton, whose sub- 
ject was "Some Temptations Which Appeal Espe- 
cially to College Men." The two temptations which 
he chose were : An over-estimate of one's self as 
a college man, and negligence in strict attention to 
college work. Two solos by Mr. Herbert Harris 
were finely rendered. 

The Thursday evening meeting was led by 
Eugene Kelly, 1902. A large number attended the 
service and every moment was occupied by short 
remarks from the different fellows on the subject: 
What Is the Significance of Christ's Life to Mine? 

Mr. Harry Wade Hicks is in town this week, 
and speaks at the regular weekly service. 



Little verbs of Latin, 
Little roots of Greek, 
Make the verdant Freshman 
Feel extremely meek. 



PARDONNEZ-MOI. 
The "Old Man" of the Orient, 

Way back last spring some time. 
In columns editorial 

Solicited for rhyme. 
Now had he asked for poetry, 

He'd not have fared much worse. 
For in the present volume's files 

Is little Bowdoin verse. 
But late I fell a-thinking 

Of days that have gone by, 
When on the verse department 

Were Frederick Lee and I. 
P. Baxter, when I got my call 

To join the immortal band, 
Was at the head of some ten men 

With "Craze" at his right hand. 
We had a cosy office 

Where we met, each month or so, 
But of the work we'd been assigned 

We'd seldom much to show. 
•For most the fellows of the staff 

Inclined somewhat to shirk ; 
We let the editor-in-chief 

Perform 'bout all the work. 
And now, lest conscience trouble me 
When come my latter days, 
I send these rhymes with my regrets. 

T' atone for erring ways. 

—J. P. W., 1900. 



-Ex. 



ATIiLETICS. 

Colby 6, Bowdoin o. 

Again the Orient records defeat for the Bow- 
doin eleven. On a wet and slippery gridiron at the- 
Portland base-ball grounds, Saturday afternoon, 
Colby won a game from us by a brilliant run made 
by a Freshman half-back after a fumble on the part 
of Bowdoin. The field was unfit for good foot-ball 
playing; and, though we rushed short distances 
quite easily, we could not keep hold of the wet ball 
long enough to score. 

The result of the game was a complete general 
surprise. The winners were overjoyed. 

Following is a story of the game as a reporter for 
the Daily Eastern Argus saw it : 

"Bowdoin might have won the game quite easily 
but for one thing, and that was fumbling. Time 
and time again with a goal in sight the Bowdoin 
men dropped the ball and in addition to the fum- 
bling in the line the men in the back field made 
a horrible mess of Rice's long kicks on several occa- 
sions. So far as rushing the ball was concerned 



152 



BOWDOm ORIENT. 



Bowdoin had everything her own way. There were 
times in the game when Colby ripped the Bowdoin 
line up for gains, but these gains were not at all 
steady or consistent and, as a rule, whenever Colby 
secured the ball she was compelled to punt. It may 
have been just as well for Colby that she was com- 
pelled to punt so frequently, for in this department 
of the game Rice clearly showed his superiority over 
Donnell, and the advantage of the punts was fre- 
quently enhanced by the unreliability of the Bowdoin 
back field in handling them. 

"Colby was apparently very weak on the defen- 
sive and Bowdoin experienced little difficulty in 
advancing the ball. The Bowdoin men relied on a 
revolving wedge and a tandem play to advance the 
ball, and these plays would have been effective 
enough to have given Bowdoin several touchdowns 
had it not been for execrable fumbling. The right 
side of Colby's line appeared to be very weak and 
time and again by the use of the revolving wedge the 
Bowdoin backs were hurled through this side of the 
line for five and ten yards gain. 

"Colby's work was erratic. There were times 
when the Waterville men would smash through the 
Bowdoin line for gain after gain and then again they 
would be held for three straight downs without a 
foot of gain, and would be compelled to punt. Luck, 
which is generally a prominent factor in foot-ball . 
games, seemed to be entirely in favor of Colby, for 
whenever Bowdoin was becoming extremely dan- 
gerous, the fickle goddess of fortune would smile on 
Colby and the appearance of things would be 
changed in an instant. 

"Colby did not play perfect foot-ball by any 
means, but her mistakes were never costly. The 
Colby captain made a mistake in the last few minutes 
of play which would probably have resulted in Bow- 
doin tieing the score had the half lasted about two 
or three minutes longer. Bowdoin had rushed the 
ball clear up the field, tearing through the Colby 
line for big gains until she reached Colby's 35-yard 
line. Here the usual fumble occurred and Colby 
secured the ball. 

"After Colby's experience with Bowdoin's offen- 
sive strength it was naturally expected that the 
Colby captain would take no chances whatever, but 
would signal for a punt and thus make sure of the 
victory, for there was not time enough left to enable 
Bowdoin to rush the ball back from the center of 
the field unless by a trick play, but instead the Colby 
backs were sent into the Bowdoin line and they lost 
the ball on downs just where they captured it on the 
fumble. 

"Bowdoin then started in with a rush to score 
and the chances were about ten to one that the 



Brunswick players would have crossed the line had 
the referee's whistle not brought the game to a close 
with the ball on Colby's 2S-yard line. 

"Colby's single touchdown and goal was the 
result of what is generally termed in foot-ball a 
"fluke," but there is no reason why Colby should not 
receive full credit for the achievement, as nothing is 
more essential in foot-ball than closely following the 
ball and taking advantage of every mistake, and it 
was by doing this that Colby sent the Bowdoin men 
home broken-hearted. 

"The play which made Colby a winner occurred 
in the first half about eight minutes after the kick- 
off. Bowdoin had started in with a rush and was 
driving Colby steadily down the field until the ball 
was on Colby's 50-yard line. Bowdoin signaled for 
a close formation, and an instant later the two lines 
came together. They swayed back and forth for a 
moment and then the struggling and tangled mass 
of players went to the ground. Suddenly out of the 
scrimmage rolled the pig skin and little Hawes, the 
Colby right half-back, swooped down on the ball 
like a hawk, and having tucked it under his arm he 
started for the Bowdoin goal like a runaway colt. 
One of the Bowdoin men made a dive for him, but 
slipped in the mud and missed his tackle. It looked 
then as though Hawes had a clear field in front of 
him, but one of the Bowdoin linemen managed to 
get clear of the scrimmage and he started after the 
flying Colby half-back. The Bowdoin man was a 
great deal faster on his feet than Hawes, and over- 
hauled him rapidly. He drove the little chap almost 
to the side lines and could have forced him out of 
bounds quite handily, but instead of doing this 
essayed a flying tackle, fell down and Hawes jogged 
along without any further trouble and planted the 
ball squarely behind the goal posts. Rice, a few 
moments later, sent the pig skin flying between the 
uprights and the score was 6 to o in favor of Colby, 
and here it remained until the finish." 

The line-up and summary. 

Colby. Bowdoin. 

Allen, l.e r.e., Chapman. 

Town, l.t r.t., Laferrierre. 

Atchley, l.g r.g., Bodwell. 

Thomas, c c, Swett. 

Clark, r.g l.g., Leighton. 

Thayer, r.t l.t. Hill. 

Saunders, r.e I.e., Kelley, Bellatty. 

Tupper, q.b q.b., Clarke. 

Haggerty, l.h.b r.h.b., Levensaler. 

Hawes, r.h.b l.h.b., Gould. 

Rice, f.b f.b., Donnell. 

Score — Colby 6. Touchdown, Hawes. Goal 
from touchdown. Rice. Umpire, Kelly. Referee, 
Carter. Linesmen, Eastman and Abbott. Time, 25 
and 20 minute halves. 



/ 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



153 



Bates easily defeated the University of Maine 
team at Lewiston on Saturday afternoon. The score 
was 27 to o. 

Though Bowdoin has yet no Freshmen on the 
'varsity foot-ball team, University of Maine had six 
Freshmen in the line-up and three Freshmen as sub- 
stitutes at the Bates game on Saturday. 

There will probably be a considerable change in 
the Bowdoin line-up in the game with Bates in 
Brunswick on Saturday of this week. 



PERSONflLS. 

The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class 
secretaries, in procuring items of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

'33- — Rev. John Pike, D.D., died at Rowley, 
Mass., September 20, iSgg. Dr. Pike graduated 
from the Andover Theological Seminary in 1837, 
and was ordained as pastor of the Congregational 
Church at Rowley in 1840. He retired from the 
pastorate in 1868, owing to a partial loss of sight. 
He published several sermons, among which is the 
annual election sermon before the Legislature of 
Massachusetts in 1857. He contributed to the Con- 
gregational Review and published a volume of 
essays. Dr. Pike was for many years on the Board 
of Overseers of the college. 

'62. — General Charles P. Mattocks of Portland, 
brigadier in two wars, has recently been admitted 
to practice before the Interior Department. This 
qualifies him to prosecute pension claims before the 
pension bureau and to attend to other legal business 
before the Interior Department and its various 
branches. 

'67. — Dr. I. S. Curtis, who has resided in Bruns- 
wick for several years, has recently opened a neat 
and attractive pharmacy in the Lincoln Block. Dr. 
Curtis graduated from the Bowdoin Medical School 
in '72 and practised as physician for many years in 
Eastport, Me. 

'75- — It is announced that Fred A. Powers, 
former attorney-general of Maine and brother of 
Governor Powers, will not be a candidate for the 
vacancy upon the supreme bench of the State that 
will be created January i, 1900, by the retirement 
of Chief Justice Peters and the appointment of one 
of the associate justices, presumably Justice Wis- 
well, to become chief. It has been generally sup- 
posed that the Governor would tender the appoint- 
ment to his brother. 



'78. — Daniel H. Felch was married September 
27th at Whitewater, Wis., to Miss Minna R. Fehly 
of the latter city, and has returned to his former 
home in Cheney, Washington, having spent the sum- 
mer in the middle west. 

'79. — Frank M. Byron is one of the most popular 
officials of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern 
Railway Co., which he serves in the passenger 
department as General Western Agent, with offices 
in the Van Buren Street Station, Chicago, 111. 

'80. — Frank M. Winter is senior member of the 
successful law firm of Winter, Esch & Winter (82 or 
3?) La Crosse, Wis. 

'88. — Neatly engraved cards have been received, 
with the following inscription : Albert W. Tolman, 
Attorney at Law, Room 24, Y. M. C. A. Building, 
Congress Square, Portland, Me. 

'89. — Mr. Sidney G. Stacy, a graduate of Johns 
Hopkins University of Baltimore and of a German 
school of language, has resumed his duties as a 
professor of lafiguages in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'90. — Dr. George W. Blanchard, formerly of 
Lewiston, has been appointed sanitary inspector for 
New York City. This office was created on peti- 
tion of the board of health of that city, the examina- 
tions for the position being before the civil service 
commission. With "twenty-six applicants, Dr. 
Blanchard won with a per cent, of 92.40. He will 
still devote a portion of his time to pathological 
work. 

'90. — Announcement is made officially from the 
Treasury Department of the appointment of Homer 
E. Alexander to be inspector of customs at Bath, 
Maine. 

'91. — Rev. A. P. McDonald of Woburn has 
accepted the call of the Congregational Church at 
Wiscasset. 

Med. '91. — Dr. Burt Andrews, who is in the 
hospital at Boston recovering from the effects of 
the amputation of his leg, is getting along finely, 
so he writes. He expects to leave the hospital in 
about a week. His general health is also very 
good. 

'94. — Rev. P. H. Moore, formerly pastor of First 
Parish Church at Saco, is studying medicine at the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

'94. — On October 6th in Trinity Church, Boston, 
occurred the marriage of Rufus Henry Hinkley, Jr., 
and Miss Pauline Warner. Among those present 
were R. P. Plaisted, W. W. Thomas, and F. W. 
Dana, all of '94, and H. L. Fairbanks, '95. 

'99. — Willard T. Libby, Bowdoin's famous ball 
player, is just now busy learning the paper-making 
business. Mr. Libby started in at the bottom of the 
round, and the boys say he doesn't shirk anything 
that comes his way. He is a very popular fellow 



154 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



with the workmen, as he was with the college boys 
and towns-people here. Lib has the stuff that 
makes smart men, and we predict for him success 
in his new undertaking equal to that which he has 
always won on the ball field. 

'99. — Several of the young ladies at South Brewer 
have formed a German class. Charles C. Phillips of 
South Brewer, a graduate of Bowdoin College, will 
act as instructor. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon, 
Brunswick, Me., Nov. 6, 1899. 
Whereas, God in his infinite wisdom has deemed 
it right to remove from our midst our dearly beloved 
brother, Freeman Milliken Short ; 

Resolved, That in the deceased the Fraternity 
deeply mourns a most loyal and devoted member, 
highly esteemed and honored by all. By the loss 
of our dear brother the Chapter ill spares a member 
kindly active in all of its affairs, and one who had 
its best interests always at heart ; 

Resolved, That, bending with sorrow before the 
inscrutable decrees of an all-wise Providence, the 
Chapter extends its most sincere and heartfelt sym- 
pathy to the members and friends of the bereaved 
family. 

James Frederick Knight, 
Edward Kavanaugh Leighton, 
John Hudson Sinkinson. 

Committee for the Chapter. 



Tugboats and the human race 

Are very much akin. 
For some are always towing out 

And others towing in. 



R. W. CLARK, 



APOTHECARY. 



Drugs, Chemicals, 
Patent Medicines, 



FIRST-CLASS DRUG STORE. 



258 Main St., Cor. Bates, Lewiston. 




ALL KINDS OF 



PRINTING 



EXECUTED AT THE 



JOURNAL OFFICE, LEWISTON, ME. 



WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF 



f IRST- (SlASS * f RINTING 



FOK SCHOOLS AND COILEGES, 



Address all orders to the 



PUBLISHERS OF JOURNAL, 

i_E\A/is-roiM, IVII 




BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE. NOVEMBER 16, 1899. 



Vol. XXIX. 



No. 17. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT THUKSDAT DORINQ THE COLLEGIATE 
TEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Baeb, 1900, Bditor-in-Cliief . 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

ISLAY F. McCoRMicK, 1900, Business Manager. 
Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Harry C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 
Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 
Charles E. Bellatty. 

Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies 10 Cents. 

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

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

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 
Vol. XXIX., No. 17.— November 10, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 155 

Calendar 15(j 

The Came, They Saw, They Conquered, iV«.' . . .157 

College News 157 

Notice 158 

Y. M. C. A 158 

Athletics 159 

Personals 161 

In Memoriam 162 



Well, we found our Sheridan in the form 
of a boy quarterback, and accordingly 
trounced Bates most unmercifully. In every 
point of the game Bowdoin outplayed her 
rival, and Bates with the exception of the 
score on a stolen ball, did not get sufficiently 
near Bowdoin's goal to see whether the cross- 
bar was of hemlock or pine, — they have since 
decided it must have been weeping willow. 



The most sanguine Bowdoin man hardly 
dared hope for more than a score against the 
unquestionably excellent eleven which Bates 
has had all this season ; but to win, and with 
so generous a margin, seemed but a fancy of 
dreamland. Bates has the heaviest team in 
llie State ; her team play is splendid ; her 
physical condition is perfect ; and the game 
has been so bred in them that it is intuition 
from "whistle" to "time." Bowdoin realized 
all this ; but the disgrace which seemed so 
imminent was an incentive that brought Bow- 
doin to a white heat. Not a man quailed as 
he took his position for the kick-off; grim 
determination stamped their faces with an 
awfulness that was prophetic of the serious 
Inisiness at hand. The battle which was 
waged for two 25-minute halves was a contest 
between desperation and confidence ; and the 
former won a noble supremacy. 

Every man who fought for Bowdoin that 
day was above criticism. Not a man failed 
to cover himself with glory, and the entire 
glory was the sum total of eleven identical 
and equal shares. 

The student body and alumni deserve a 
share of the praise for their backing through- 
out the game. But above all. Coach Crolius 
stands prominently for his unwavering and 
determined efforts to bring out a team that 
was worthy of Bowdoin — and he did it last 
.Saturday. 

The work of Crolius, by the way, has 
proven him a very valuable man, and the col- 
lege that engages him next year will have a 
good coach. He has an adequate knowledge 
of the game ; his methods are scientific, and 
he never succumbs to the various discourag- 
ing elements which so often degenerate a team. 
Bowdoin could not do better than arrange 
terms with him at once for another season. 



156 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



A College Commons here at Bowdoin is 
not altogether a new thought, but not vmtil 
the present day has the suggestion ever pos- 
sessed the element of seriousness that now 
accompanies it. A commons to be practical 
must meet not only the approbation of the 
college but also the patronage of the students 
to at least about one hundred and fifty. The 
economy inherent in a well-managed dining- 
hall — and of course such is the only sort that 
is considered — wotdd reduce board at least 
25 per cent., for it is possible and customary 
to buy food at wholesale rates when needed on 
so large a scale, and by means of storage facil- 
ities, the provisions are safe until required. 

Bowdoin has the reputation of being the 
most expensive college in the State, and the 
facts of the case seem to warrant it. This is 
a strong influence in turning good students 
of moderate means from our doors, but a 
saving of fifty to seventy-five dollars in board 
each year will minimize this to a mere nothing 
With such a deduction the board will cost 
about the same as it does in two, if not at all 
the other colleges in Maine, and with the 
advantages of scholarships, there is no neces- 
sity of a man paying more for an education 
here than elsewhere. 

College spirit would find a splendid tonic 
in this democratic idea of a college commons; 
especially, since Chapter Houses are about to 
become, a reality at Bowdoin, does this aspect 
come into significance. A chapter house will 
tend to a more conservative college life, and 
to counterbalance this objectional feature the 
college commons presents the best remedy. 
.Should the students come together three times 
each day, and feed upon each other's loyalty, 
spirit, and congeniality, the spirit which was 
so novel and powerful last Saturday would 
he the spirit of every day. 

The alumni should take great interest in 
this plan so teeming with benefit for both stu- 
dents and college. Other colleges have foimd 
success in it, and all acknowledge its worth. 
No more suitable monument to the loyalty of 



an alumnus could be conceived than the erec- 
tion of a hall for the economical advantage of 
the needy youth and the social and practical 
welfare of. the undergraduates of his Alma 
Mater. 



In another column the Orient publishes 
two rules from the Athletic Committee which 
are to go into effect at once. They are needed 
very much, and in their effect will perfect the 
organization and purity of the minor athletic 
teams. 

The elimination of specials from class 
teams is only just, for class contests have their 
true place in college athletics and should be 
decided by strictly class representatives. 
Specials are too transitory to be properly 
placed with one class or another. 

Athletic teams have left the college in the 
past, and played games with various high- 
school teams, only to be disgracefully van- 
quished and ridiculed in the paper. This has 
been because these teams have had no train- 
ing, and their bent was to have a pleasant 
holiday regardless of the reflection their poor 
exhibition would cast on Bowdoin athletics. 
It is now impossible for a team to play any 
contest as a class or scrub team from this 
college without the sanction of the particular 
'varsity captain and manager, and the grad- 
uate members of the committee ; and this, of 
course, will be withheld unless the team is 
worthy of the name it plays under. 



CALENDAR. 

Saturday, Nov. 18. — Bowdoin plays Holy Cross 
at Worcester. 

Thursday, Nov. 23. — Bowdoin plays Portland 
Athletic Club at Portland. 

Thursday, to Sunday, Nov. 30-DEC. 4. — Thanks- 
giving Recess. 

Monday to Friday, Dec. 18-22. — Examinations. 

Thursday, Dec 21. — Sophomore Prize Declama- 
tions. 

Thursday, Dec. 28. — Medical Term begins. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



157 



THEY CAME, THEY SAW, THEY CON- 
QUERED, NIT! 
Old Jamie B. was rather glum, his mind was all 

"up-sot," 
He didn't know just what to think, he only cussed a 
lot. 

And said, "By Jove, I plainly see 
A deuced near defeat for me 
Unless I hump this Old J. B." 

So Jamie B. just shook his head, and set to sawing 

wood, 
He heard a lot, and read a lot, that stirred up all his 
blood ; 

He said, " By Jove, this case is hard. 
They seem to think I'll close my yard 
And hang out a 'to-let' placard." 

But Jamie B. did not give up, and when the day 

came round, 
He rigged his boys out in their suits and took them 
to the ground. 

Said he, "Now boys, we're here to-day 
To win this battle, come what may, 
Or else on stretchers go away." 

Old Jamie B. no more is glum, that game has 

cheered his heart; 
He smiles now when you meet with him and just 
before you part 

He says, "My lad, you must permit 
That I should tell you all of it ; 
They came, they saw, they conquered, nit! 
— F. C. L., igoo. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 



Coach Crolius left Sunday noon. 

Professor Mitchell granted a postponement in 
rhetoric last Saturday. 

Several Bates caps and banners remained in town 
after the owners had departed. 

Bowdoin carried the ball nearly three times as 
far as Bates in Saturday's game. 

Several of the students attended a dance in 
Pythian Hall Saturday evening. 

The performance of the "Dazzler" attracted 
some of the students Friday night. 

About fifteen students witnessed the "Devil's 
Auction," at Bath, Thursday evening. 

Some of the Freshmen received calls from Presi- 
dent Hyde after the mid-term Faculty meeting. 



A large number of the younger alumni were 
present at the game on Saturday. 

'Tis said that Bates had purchased tar barrels to 
burn on the Bowdoin delta after they had won the 
game. 

The snow storm Saturday night made an out- 
door celebration out of the question. We were 
happy just the same. 

Supporters of the Bates team were offering two 
to one and five to three before the game that Bow- 
doin would fail to score. 

Nearly all the professors granted adjournments 
last Friday, that they might hear the discussions in 
the meeting of the college presidents. 

Bacon, Bass, Foster, Smith, Roy Bodwell, Apple- 
ton, and Watson are in attendance at the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon convention in Springfield this week. 

Professor Chapman will address the Sagadahoc 
County teachers convention to be held in Bath, 
November 24th, on the subject "Books, and How to 
Read Them." 

The Brunswick High School eleven defeated the 
Lewiston High School team by a score of 6 to o. 
The game was played on the delta, since the Athletic 
field was being made ready for the Bates game. 

The Saturday Club is once more to have the 
pleasure of listening to F. Hopkinson Smith, one 
of the most delightful of modern story-writers, who 
will give an Author's Reading Saturday, November 
l8th, at 8 P.M., in Pythian Hall. This pleasure the 
public is cordially invited to share. 

The following from the Kennebec Journal makes 
interesting reading even after the game is lost and 
won : 

They are holding their breath at Lewiston and 
Brunswick, too, for the game of the year is almost 
here, as it may have occurred to you. And at Bow- 
doin the boys are anxious and over at Bates the 
same, for the garnet and white are to meet in their 
might at the annual foot-ball game. All their other 
games are nothmg ; this is the game to win, and you 
can bet they won't forget that to lose would be a 
sin. And their very souls are in it and those on 
the sidelines, too, will play their part and put their 
heart into pulling the victory through. And after 
the battle is over and the game is lost and won, they 
will spend the year 'twixt cheer and tear and in tell- 
ing how it was done. 

From E. F. Searles, who gave to the college the 
science building, the college has recently received a 
most valuable gift. It is a papal decree made by 
Pope Paul V. in the fifth year of his Pontificate, 
September 11, 1609, abolishing the monastery of St. 
James at Zamora in Spain, and establishing a new 
one to which all the lands, rights, furniture, etc., of 



158 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



the former are transferred in due form. The con- 
sent of the Prioress, Sub-Prioress, and eighteen 
nuns of the monastery at St. James, through their 
Procurator, is endorsed on the parchment. The 
decree is a vellum manuscript, and is at least two 
and three feet in size, sealed with a huge ancient 
wafer. The manuscript was sacked during the 
Naders. It is of peculiar interest to bibliomaniacs, 
and is a valuable acquisition to the library. 

The presidents and several professors of the 
leading New England colleges met at Bowdoin last 
Thursday evening and Friday, to consult on matters 
pertaining to college management and instruction. 
The meetings were private. 

Among those present were President Eliot of 
Harvard and President Stanley Hall of Clark Uni- 
versity, entertained by President Hyde ; President 
Hadley of Yale, President Tucker of Dartmouth 
and Professor Hewitt of Williams, by Professor 
Houghton; President Carter of Williams, by Pro- 
fessor Johnson ; President Capen of Tufts, by Pro- 
fessor Lee ; President Brainerd of Middleboro and 
President Buckham of the University of Vermont, 
by Professor Woodruff; President Raymond of 
Wesleyan, by Professor Files ; Professor Story of 
Clark University and Professor Rosa of Wesleyan, 
by Professor Moody ; Professor Lindsey of Boston 
University, by Professor Smith ; Professor Bumpus 
of Brown, by Dr. Whittier ; Professor Todd of 
Amherst, by Professor MacDonald; Professor 
Emery of Dartmouth, by Professor Chapman; Pro- 
fessor Hall of Harvard, by Professor Mitchell ; 
Professor Wade of Tufts, by Professor Emery; 
Professor McLilton of Middleboro, by R. W. Eaton ; 
Professor Howes, by Mr. Barrett Potter ; Professor 
Smith of Yale by Miss Hatch. 



NOTICE. 

At the regular meeting of the General Athletic 
Committee the following rules were passed : 

I. 
Voted, That in any games between classes cr in 
any game between any class team and an out-of- 
town team, the said class teams shall be made up 
from members of their respective classes, in good 
and regular class standing, and under no conditions 
whatsoever will a member from some other class, 
special student, or medical student be allowed to 
play on said class teams. 

n. 

Voted, That any class, scrub or otherwise, 
athletic, foot-ball or base-ball team must first obtain 
the consent and sanction of the captain and man- 



ager of the department under whose head it would 
naturally come and also of the graduate members 
of the General Athletic Committe, before it can 
arrange any games, contests or meets with other 
teams. Donald F. Snow, 

Secretary of Committee. 



Y.M. C. f\ 



Mr. Harry Wade Hicks, Cornell, 'g8, who is 
now traveling among the colleges of the East and 
Canada, spent Tuesday and Wednesday, November 
7th and 8th, with the association here. Confer- 
ences were arranged with some of the committee- 
men and the cabinet, in which matters of business 
and policy were discussed. On Wednesday evening 
Mr. Hicks gave a short address on the subject of 
sin, dealing principally with its innate baseness and 
unsatisfactoriness, and concluding by an allusion to 
Christ as the only ideal. His purity the only safe- 
guard, and His strength the only power that sin 
cannot resist. 

Mr. Hicks is a very successful worker whose 
coming is always welcomed and whose departure is 
regretted deeply by those most interested in the 
spiritual side of college life. 

On Sunday afternoon, November i2th, Mr. C. T. 
Hawes of the Class of '76 and a member of the 
athletic committee of the college, spoke before the 
.\ssociation on the subject, "A Beautiful Battle." 
The speaker traced carefully a line touching all the 
greatest contests of the world from the Greeks at 
Thermopylae to our own sailors at Manila. He said 
that the "eastern question" had always been a 
question of light against darkness, of civilization 
against degradation, and of Christianity against 
paganism. Mr. Hawes summed up the thoughts of 
his strong address in these words: "No advance 
has been made in the last nineteen hundred years 
that is not directly traceable to the spirit and life 
of Jesus Christ." Mr. John Shaw of Bath sang 
two solos with excellent effect. 

One of the books to be taken up in the Mission 
Study class this winter is Dennis' " Social Evils of 
the Non-Christian World," a work that was used 
with much interest and gratifying results in many 
of the larger colleges and universities last winter. 

A'o one should fail to read the article, ''The 
Religious Life of the University," by Francis Landey 
Patton, President of Princeton University. It 
is in the Intercollegian for November, which num- 
ber by the way contains several other strong articles, 
short but full of the thoughts of the day. 



BOWDOIN OKIENT. 



159 



ATHLETICS. 

BowDOiN i6, Bates 6. 

On the Whittier Athletic Fe!d, last Saturday 
afternoon, Bowdoin clearly established herelf as the 
foot-ball leader of this good old State, by beating 
Bates i6 to 6 in the presence of about 2,000 enthusi- 
astic spectators. The game was the best ever seen 
in IVIaine. Both teams played the swiftest kind of 
foot-ball. 

Bowdoin sprung the biggest surprise of the year 
on her rivals, who had counted on an easy victory. 
Bates was taken off her feet at the start. Nearly 
every man on the Bowdoin team proved more than 
a match for his opponent. Our team work was 
superb. Bates scored her single touchdown by the 
work of one man, not by any team work. Hunne- 
well pulled the ball out of Dunlap's arms when the 
Bowdoin man had been downed ; and then the Bates 
man galloped over the line with Captain Clarke of 
Bowdoin in hot pursuit. 

Stackpole and Captain Clarke carried off the 
greatest honors of the day. Stackpole was the life 
of the team, and on offensive and defensive was 
always in evidence. Clarke's goal kicking, which 
scored i: points, was a remarkably good exhibition. 
Gregson, Hunt, and Upton were backs of which any 
team would have been proud on Saturday. They 
smashed through the famous Bates line as if it had 
been that of the Bowdoin scrub eleven. When on 
the defensive, the halfbacks scattered interference in 
every direction, and their runs with the ball were 
beautiful. Upton punted most successsfully. The 
centre men of the Bowdoin line proved more than 
a match for their opponents, while Laferriere and 
Dunlap had a complete mastery of Call and Sturgis. 
Dunlap played his first 'varsity game like a veteran, 
and a star at that. 

Captain Purington was the star in the Bates 
team. Hunnewell and Richardson played strongly. 
Garlough excelled in advancing the ball for Bates. 

The Game. 

For the following excellent report of the great 
game we are indebted to the Lewiston Journal which, 
in the person of Brother Pottle of the Orient board, 
had an able correspondent on the field : 

Call kicked off for Bates at 2.35. The kick went 
low but Cloudman gathered it in only to be downed 
in his tracks. Gregson shot over Call for four 
yards and Hunt went through Sturgis for three 
yards. Laferriere was shoved over Call for four 
more, and Bates began to lose faith in her sup- 
posedly invincible tackles. Upton hurdled the line 



for two. Gregson got around Richardson for six 
and then through Sturgis for three and Upton went 
through Hunt for three. 

The ball was now close to the sideline and Hunt 
took it on a delayed pass, jumped over Sturgis and 
made 20 yards before Richardson got him. Lafer- 
riere, Upton, Dunlap, and Hunt made 2 yards each, 
but an 'unfortunate fumble gave the ball to Bates on 
her 2S-yard line. 

The Bowdoin supporters were jubilant, for it had 
been proved that the Bates line could be broken and 
that her tackles had met their superiors. 

Bates made three through the center and lost the 
ball for offside play. Gregson made two through 
Sturgis. Upton hit the line for one and Hunt made 
two on a revolving play between Hunt and Call. 
On the next play the ball was fumbled, but Leighton 
fell on it. Gregson made four and Hunt tried hard 
for the necessary yard, but failed by a foot, and 
Bates took the ball on downs on her 11 -yard line. 

Garlough managed to get ouside of Chapman 
and ran 18 yards. Stackpole made a terrific tackle 
and the game was suspended while Garlough was 
revived. Call made eight around Bowdoin's 
right end, Chapman being deliberately held. Putnam 
hit the line for two yards, but on the next play 
Leighton threw him for a yard's loss. Towne 
squeezed by Dunlap for a yard. Putnam could not 
get by Leighton and was forced to kick, tie sent 
a high 30-yard punt to Stackpole. 

After two short gains Upton kicked 35 yards to 
Towne and Clarke downed him as the ball struck 
his hands. Putnam could not gain and kicked again. 
Gregson made two and then Dunlap was sent into 
the line. Hunnewell snatched the ball and ran 40 
yards for a touchdown, being downed by Clarke on 
the line. Putnam kicked the goal. 

Score, Bates, 6; Bowdoin o. 

Upton kicked off to Call. Bates made her five 
yards by short gains, but in the next down Hunt 
dove through the interference and nailed Garlough 
for a five-yard loss. Putnam kicked 20 yards. 
Hunt made three and Upton punted 45 yards to the 
Bates eight-yard line. Putnam kicked 30 yards and 
Stackpole made a pretty dodging run of 18 yards to 
the Bates 20-yard line. Upton took the ball to the 
15-yard line, where Bates braced and held for 
downs. 

Putnam kicked, and Stackpole by hurdling and 
diving, came back to the 22-yard line where Bates 
got the ball for holding. Putnam, Sturgis, and 
Richardson made 11 yards and Bowdoin got the 
ball for off-side play. Upton bucked for two yards 
and then kicked. Bowdoin got the ball for holding: 
Dunlap rolled Call out of the way and Hunt made 



160 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



five yards. Gregson made two short gains and the 
ball was within 20 yards of the Bates line with three 
yards to make on the third down. 

Every Bowdoin man came to his feet as Clarke 
and Stackpole dropped back and Stackpole knelt to 
receive the ball from Bodwell for a place kick. The 
ball came straight into Stackpole's hands, he placed 
it on the ground without a second's delay and Clarke 
sent it straight over the cross bar for the first field- 
goal from placement ever seen in a Maine game. 

Bates kicked off and time was called with the 
ball in Bowdoin's possession on her own 25-yard 
line. Leighton was slightly hurt in the last scrim- 
mage. Score, Bates 6, Bowdoin 5. In this first 
half, Bates carried the ball 87 yards, while Bowdoin 
carried it 115, and Upton outpunted Putnam on 
every kick. Leighton was taken out, Dunlap going 
to guard, and Hill taking his place at tackle. 

Upton kicked off to Call, who came back 20 
yards. Bates tried a double pass, but Chapman 
stopped it for a loss. Putnam kicked 25 yards to 
Upton. Upton kicked to Towne, who came back 20 
yards. Chapman nailed Richardson for a 5-yard 
loss. Putnam kicked 25 yards ; Stackpole caught the 
punt, warded off two would-be tacklers and ran 15 
yards. Upton, Hill, Laferriere, and Hunt were then 
sent one after the other between Hunt and Call for 
a total of 12 yards. 

Bates then held for downs, but immediately 
fumbled, and Laferriere fell on the ball. Laferriere 
and Cloudman made a big hole through which 
Gregson shot for 20 yards. Upton made two, and 
Clarke tried for another field-goal, missing by about 
a yard. 

Bates kicked out from the 25-yard line to Clarke. 
Bowdoin then bucked the line until she reached the 
Bates 45-yard line, where Bates held. Clarke, rightly 
thinking that Bates would take a place kick forma- 
tion for a fake, dropped back, and instead of punting 
made a 30-yard place kick. Towne fumbled and 
again Laferriere was on hand to drop on the ball 
on the Bates 30-yard line. Upton made a yard, and 
then Jack Gregson was sent four times at the Bates 
tackles for a touchdown. Hunt kicked out and 
Stackpole made a fair catch from which Clarke 
kicked goal. Score, Bowdoin, 11; Bates, 6. 

Call kicked off and Hill brought the ball back 10 
yards. Gregson made three. Bowdoin fumbled on 
the ne.xt down, but Hill fell on the ball. Upton 
kicked, but Bates broke through, backed the kick 
and got the ball. 

Putnam and Towne made two and three yards 
respectively over Dunlap and Hill, but Purinton 
fumbled and Cloudman got the ball. Gregson and 
Hunt made short gains and Upton kicked 35 yards. 



Garlough made five yards just outside of Laferriere, 
but Bowdoin got the ball for off-side play. Upton 
kicked 25 yards. 

Bates in desperation tried a criss-cross, which 
Chapman smashed for a three-yard loss. Towne 
made three, Putnam three and Towne one through 
the line, but a fumble lost the ball again. 

Upton made one and then three, being tackled 
beautifully by Purinton each time. Then Gregson, 
behind splendid interference, ran around Rich- 
ardson for 35 yards. Again Bowdoin worked the 
delayed pass and this time Hunt made 10 yards, 
bringing the ball within 15 yards of the garnet line. 
Line-bucking took the ball to the four-yard line, 
when Bates stood firm against three determined 
rushes and took the ball, Bowdoin failing to make 
her distance by six inches. Towne made four. Call 
two, and Putnam kicked 40 yards. Stackpole came 
back 30 yards when he was crowded out of bounds. 
An end run took the ball directly in front of the goal 
posts and Clarke dropped back to the 2S-yard line 
and kicked his second field-goal. Score: Bowdoin, 
16; Bates, 6. 

Call kicked off. Bowdoin made 10 yards and 
time was called. 

In this half Bowdoin took the ball 170 yards and 
Bates 76. In the whole game Bowdoin made 285 
yards to 163 for Bates. 

The summary; 

Bowdoin. Bates. 

Clarke, l.e r.e., Hunnewell. 

Dunlap (Hill), l.t r.t.. Call. 

Leighton (Dunlap), I.g r.g.. Hunt. 

Bodwell, c c, Moody. 

Cloudman, r.g I.g., Baldwin. 

Laferriere, r.t It., Sturgis. 

Chapman, r. e 1. e., Richardson. 

Stackpole, q.b q.b., Purinton. 

Gregson, l.h.b r.h.b., Towne. 

Hunt, r.h.b l.h.b, Garlough. 

Upton, f.b f.b., Putnam. 

Score — Bowdoin, 16; Bates, 6. Touchdowns, 
Gregson, Hunnewell. Goals from touchdowns — 
Clarke, Putnam. Goals from field — Clarke, 2. 
Umpire, Quigg. Referee, Upton. Linesmen, Clarke 
of Bowdoin, Bolster of Bates. Time, 25-minute 
halves. 

Side Lines. 

U. of M. won from Colby on Saturday by a score 
of 6 to o. G. H. Davis scored a touchdown by a run 
of 80 yards on a criss-cross. 

The Sophomore-Freshman foot-ball game will be 
played on Nov. 2Sth. The athletic committee has 
agreed not to allow special students to play in the 
class games. 

Last Wednesday afternoon the 1903 class team 
defeated Lewiston High School at Lewiston by a 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



161 



score of ii to o, in a well-played game. The Bow- 
doin line-up was Dana, I.e. ; Viles, l.t. ; Bradley, l.g. ; 
Preble, c. ; Greene, r.g. ; J. Webber, r.t. ; Shaugh- 
nessy, r.e. ; H. Webber, q.b. ; Conners, l.h.b. ; Wilson, 
r.h.b. ; Coffin, f.b. Wilson and Conners scored the 
touchdowns. Coffin kicked a goal. Captain Con- 
ners won praise from the press. 



PERSONflLS. 

The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
QO-operation of the alumni, especially the class 
secretaries, in f)rocuring items of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

'38. — Rev. Stephen Hobbs Hayes died in Cam- 
bridge, Mass., November 4th, aged 86. He was 
born in Industry, Me., November 14, 1813, the son 
of Jacob and Ruth (Hobbs) Hayes. His early edu- 
cation was received at a private school in Farming- 
ton ; in 1832 he united with the Congregational 
Church in Industry. He was graduated from Bow- 
doin College in 1838 and was for two years pre- 
ceptor of Lincoln Academy, Damariscotta. He then 
entered Bangor Theological Seminary, graduating 
in 1843. The same year he began his ministry in 
Frankfort, Me., now Winterport, and there, August 
20, 1844, he was ordained, the sermon being by Pro- 
fessor George Shepard and the ordaining prayer by 
Rev. Jotham Sewall. He remained pastor there till 
1858, When he was called to the Union Congrega- 
tional Church, South Weymouth, Mass. He was 
pastor of that church till 1870, and from 1870 to 
1880 of the Salem and Mariners' Church in Boston. 
In 1869 he, with Mrs. Hayes, opened a school for 
young ladies in Boston, which continued till a few 
years ago. Mr. Hayes was a trustee of Bangor 
Seminary from 1869 to 1890, and during that time 
secured the endowment of the Hayes Professorship 
of New Testament Exegesis and Theology. He 
was recording secretary of the general coference of 
Maine from 1849 to 1851, and corresponding secre- 
tary from 1851 to 1857. He was a frequent and 
welcome contributor to the Christian Mirror and 
other periodicals. He was a clear, earnest preacher 
and a loving, sympathetic pastor and friend. Mr. 
Hayes married Miss Elizabeth Bean of Belfast in 
1846. She died in 1863. In 1869 he married Miss 
Mary E. Cobb of Tinmouth, Vermont. 

'40. — Speaking of that wonderful old man. Rev. 
Elijah Kellogg, still preaching every Sunday at 
Harpswell, though nearly 90 years of age, the Con- 
gregationalist says : " Extreme deafness does not 



make the pastor's greeting to friends, old and new, 
any the less cordial. An informal reception at 
the close of the service is usually inevitable, even 
if he desires to avoid strangers. To the young man 
with his camera, desiring to get a snapshot of 
preacher and pulpit, Mr. Kellogg replies with 'No, 
some other day.' A boy is made happy by obtain- 
ing the author's autograph in a copy of one of his 
stories. Outside the meeting-house, under the big 
maples, the people are chatting a few minutes before 
Sunday-school. Strangers cross the road to see the 
old meeting-house, built in 1756, now used as a 
town house. The pulpit and some of the square 
pews remain as they were nearly 150 years ago." 

'SO-'6o. — The names of Frye, Allen, and Reed 
occupy so much space in the daily papers nowadays 
that it seems almost superfluous to keep putting 
these brief records of their political successes in the 
weekly issvies of the Orient. Nevertheless, we may 
be forgiven for summarizing a bit, since the elections 
are now over. 

Senator Frye and Mr. Allen have been "hard at 
it" for many weeks, the former travelling as far 
west as Ohio, the latter confining his work within 
the State of Maine. We like to believe that Sena- 
tor Frye's efforts had not a little to do with the 
gratifying results in the State of Ohio, and indirectly 
with the almost certain re-election of President 
McKinley in 1900. When Mr. Frye returned from 
the west, he and Mr. Allen combined forces in our 
own State, with the result that Allen will represent 
the first district of Maine in the National House, 
in place of his classmate and lifelong friend, Mr. 
Reed. Mr. Allen's plurality was nearly 5,000, 
showing that he is hardly less popular than his 
predecessor. 

Mr. Frye's name has frequently been mentioned 
in connection with the Vice-Presidency since Mr. 
Hobart's serious illness. He says, however: "I 
am the president pro tem. of the Senate, and what 
could be the object to induce a senator to abandon 
his office for the privilege of being the presiding 
officer of the Senate, a practical nullity with a vote 
only in the case of a tie. I have never countenanced 
the use of my name in this connection." 

'52. — Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain recently spoke 
on the "Surrender of General Lee," before the East 
End Yacht Club in Portland. 

'60. — Dr. George Gary of Houlton, who has been 
very ill for some time, was taken with pneumonia 
about a week ago, and owing to his enfeebled con- 
dition no hopes for his recovery are held out by the 
physician. At this writing he is very low and is 
not expected to live more than a few days. 



162 



BOM^DOIN OEIENT. 



'62.— Rev. Charles H. Pope of Cambridge is 
engaged in genealogical pursuits. His office is in 
Boston. 

Med. '67. — Secretary A. G. Young of the State 
Board of Health, is at work on a revision of some 
of the pamphlets of the board relating to the care 
precautions against disease, the care during illness, 
together with the disinfecting afterwards. 

'72. — Herbert M. Heath of Augusta is counsel 
for the defense in the Knight murder case, which 
is just now attracting so much attention in Maine. 

Ex-'7i. — Luther J. Drake of Boston, a native of 
llnion, died October 25th, after a brief illness, at 
the Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital, from the 
result of an apoplectic shock. Mr. Drake was a son 
of the late Luther and Abigail Drake of Union, and 
was 54 years of age. He studied law with the late 
L. W. Howes, Esq., of Rockland, and engaged in 
the practice of his profession in Boston. He served 
his country during the Civil war in the 12th Maine 
regiment, and was lieutenant of Co. F. He was 
married at Fall River on November i, 1876, to Miss 
Nellie D. Hillard, daughter of the late James P. 
Hillard. Besides his wife, he leaves a brother, 
Almon G. Drake of St. Joseph, Mo., and three 
sisters, Augusta of Columbus, Ohio, Melvina of 
Chicago, and Louisa of Boston. 

"75. — The statement that Hon. F. A. Powers will 
not accept an appointment to the supreme bench after 
the retirement of Chief Justice Peters is denied by 
that gentleman, who says he has not expressed 
himself in regard to his candidacy. 

'91. — A. M. McDonald, pastor of the Congrega- 
tional church in Jacksonville, Fla., has enjoyed a 
very pleasant vacation abroad during the past sum- 
mer. As a token of esteem, all expenses of his trip 
were paid by his parishioners. 

'91. — The resignation of Dr. Ralph Hunt, assist- 
ant surgeon at the Togus Soldiers' Home, has been 
formally accepted by the president of the board of 
managers, to take effect on the isth inst. Dr. Hunt 
is to practice his profession in his native city, Ban- 
gor, and his host of friends, which he has made 
among the veterans during his four years' service 
at the Home, heartily wish him the success which 
he deserves and which no doubt he will attain in 
his new field. Dr. Hunt is a son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Abel Hunt of Bangor, and a graduate of Bowdoin 
College and Medical School. He is an able 
physician and surgeon, and his many friends in 
Bangor will be pleased to learn that he is located 
there. 

'92. — H. L. Allen, superintendent of the schools 
of Dalton and Cheshire (Mass.)., was chairman of 
the reception committee at the recent celebration in 



Dalton of W. Murray Crane's election as Governor. 
Mr. Allen is a son of Amos Allen, who has recently 
been chosen the successor of Thomas B. Reed. 

'92. — Born to Rev. and Mrs. Charles S. Rich, on 
November 7th, a son. 

■95. — H. L. Fairbanks was umpire at the Am- 
herst-Williams game in Williamstown, November 
nth. 

'95.— Dr. Alfred Mitchell, Jr., will be promoted 
to second assistant surgeon on the staff at Togus 
when the resignation of Dr. Hunt goes into effect 
the middle of this month. 

'95- — The vacancy on the staff of the National 
Home at Togus, caused by the resignation of Dr. 
Hunt, assistant surgeon, will be filled by the appoint- 
ment of Dr. W. S. A. Kimball of Portland, who, 
it will be remembered, filled the position of interne 
on the hospital staff for a short time last summer. 
Dr. Kimball is a graduate of Bowdoin College and 
of the Medical School of Maine, and has served on 
the house staff of the Maine General Hospital. 

Congressman Littlefield will leave for Washing, 
ton about November 28, accompanied by J. E. 
Rhodes, 2d, who will serve as his private secretary. 
Mr. Rhodes is a law student in the Littlefield office 
and a graduate of Bowdoin. He was for a time a 
teacher in the Rockland High School. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Brunswick, Me., Nov. 7, 1899. 
Whereas, We, the Class of 1901 of Bowdoin Col- 
lege, have learned with deep sorrow of the sad death 
of our loyal classmate, Freeman Milliken Short, 

Resolved, That we extend our sincere sympathy 
to his family and friends ; and that a copy of these 
resolutions be sent for publication to the Portland 
papers and to the Bowdoin Orient as a token of 
our respect for the memory of our late classmate. 
Clarence B. Flint, 
Ripley Lyman Dana, 
Kenneth C. M. Sills, 
For the Class. 



Boston University Law School, 



ISAAC RICH HALL, ASHBURTON PLACE. 



Samuel C. Bennett, dean, 

Opens October 3, igoo. BOSTON, MASS. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 23, 1899. 



No. 18. 



P. O W I) O I N O R T E N T. 

PUBLISHED EVEKY THURSDAY DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babe, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

IsLAY F. McCoRMiOK, 1900, Business Manager. 
EoLAND B. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Harry C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 
Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 
Charles B. Bellatty. 



Per annum. In advance. 
Single Copies, 



. $2.00. 
10 Cents. 

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

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

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 



CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 18.— November 2.3, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 163 

Calendar 165 

College News 165 

Y. M. C. A 165 

Athletics 166 

Book Review 167 

Personals 168 

Of the thousand and one wants that every 
college experiences, two are particularly prom- 
inent at present here at Bowdoin. Not that 
these two are the most important, but they are 
now receiving their turn of attention, and so 
should be brought forward to the alumni and 
students. The Orient refers to a loan fund 
and to. more scholarships. 



A loan fund for the benefit of students of 
limited means is, under proper management, a 
source of great help. A student, providing his 
work and conduct warranted it, could thus 
obtain a loan when driven to the wall. The 
college would of course rec[uire some security, 
such as a bond similar to that furnished on 
entrance, while the risk of loss by the death of 
the student probably would be assumed by the 
college. The sum loaned would be of sufficient 
amount to be of practical assistance, and the 
interest asked would not exceed the current 
rate. The evils of spending a term or so in 
work during the course would find its remedy 
in this loan fund, and no more need a student 
spend ten or twelve weeks teaching and then 
cram in the college work of that period for an 
examination, calling this farce a college educa- 
tion. The inducements such a scheme offers 
struggling ambition not only in the college but 
also the fitting school would certainly reap 
success in the enrollment of the catalogue, and 
a class would soon require three digits to 
express its numbers. 

Scholarships at present are greatly inade- 
quate to satisfy the requests deserving of help. 
This year, for instance, about 25 per cent, of 
those who are worthy of scholarship could not 
be awarded this assistance because of the 
limited number at the disposal of the Faculty. 
More funds must be forthcoming from some 
source if we are going to increase our entering 
class and retain the increase through four 
years. Not only the regular scholarships need 
augmentation — but there should be others 
which are given for tlie performance of some 
duties, in other words, working scholarships: 

These two important deficiencies, together 
with the college commons, give considerable 
material for Bowdoin alumni and friends to 
think over. Agitation and active measures 



164 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



stand behind these few lines, for the promoters 
are the Faculty ; there is something more than 
editorial matter in all this. May we do all in 
our power to further this and other plans 
for Bowdoin's prosperity, — -Faculty, alumni, 
friends, and undergraduates — all. 



The appearance of the students at the 
.Sunday service in the church must be very 
edifving to the congregation on the floor. 
Newsj^apers screen the face, and feet posted 
on the railing conceal the rest of the body; 
and thus the galleries present a layer of news- 
papers surmounting a layer of feet. Doubt- 
less the philosophic layman often wonders if 
the most conspicuous product of a college life 
is not independent and careless indifference to 
the customs and ways of gentlemen and 
society. 

Grant that the service is as a whole 
decidedly uninteresting and tedious, and that 
the compulsive element is in itself distasteful 
and antagonistic to the attending of church; 
yet this does not excuse the slip-shod and 
disgraceful bearing of the galleries, with their 
apparent insult to the church. The fellows 
sliould be ashamed and count it beneath them 
to show such an utter lack of reverence for 
at least the house of worship, if not the 
service. The Orient feels that the true solu- 
tion of this problem lies either in the removal 
of the compulsive attendance or the innovation 
of college preachers, but until such a condition 
exists the students should not surrender their 
self-respect and dignity to so weak an opiate 
as ennui. 



It is certain that a college commons could 
not be maintained unless it was heartily sup- 
ported by the great majority of the students. 
Any attempt in that direction would be use- 
less, unless it had been previously found out 
whether or not the various fraternities would 
give up their eating clubs for the proposed 
commons. As matters stand now, we doubt 
very much if such action would be taken ; but 



when each society occupies a chapter-house a 
new phase will be given the whole subject. 
It has been suggested that if the commons 
were established, a system of "extras" should 
be adopted, whereby "kickers" and others who 
desire delicacies might be propitiated. A 
Bowdoin commons would be an experiment for 
the first two years ; and perhaps it would be 
best to talk the matter over pretty seriously. 
We don't want future Orients and Quills to 
be filled with the laments that now and again 
are spread over the pages of the Harvard 
Lampoon over poor Memorial Hall. On the 
other hand we would all welcome the scheme 
to save a few dollars whereby we could pay 
our Orient subscriptions and sundry other 
debts, rejoicing at the same time in the prob- 
ability of an increase in loyal Bowdoin spirit. 
The Orient, however, cannot settle the ques- 
tion ; and try as it will a college paper cannot 
absolutely reflect college sentiment. It is 
much to be wished that both students and 
alumni will send contributions to our columns 
on a matter that is of importance to the college 
as a whole. 



While the Bowdoin-Portland Athletic Club 
game is of but slight importance in some ways, 
it is absolutely essential that the team remem- 
ber it represents Bowdoin College and that it 
must put up a game worthy of a second Bates 
victory. In Portland there is a large, loyal, 
enthusiastic body of alumni ; and for their 
sakes as well as for the general athletic inter- 
ests of the college a victory is much to be 
desired. Bowdoin has a good chance by win- 
ning the game to settle without doubt the foot- 
ball championship of the State ; but a defeat 
would still further darken the annals of a 
season that has had too few redeeming 
features. The game has been carefully 
arranged for by the Athletic Club ; and Bow- 
doin must in honor do all in her share of the 
compact. There is need of faithful, hard 
practice, and of the animation and dash that 
won the Bates game, to prevent the college 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



165 



from losing much in sportsmanlike reputation 
by playing a loose, indifferent, listless game on 
Tlianlcsgiving Day. 



CALENDAR. 

Thursday, Nov. 23. — Bowdoin plays Portland 
Athletic Club at Portland. 

Thursday, Nov. 30. — Bowdoin plays. 

Tuesday, Nov. 28. — Lecture by Hon. DeAlva S. 
Alexander, 'yo, on "The Speakership." 

Thursday, to Sunday, Nov. 30-DEC. 4. — Thanks- 
giving Recess. . 

Monday to Friday, Dec. 18-22. — Examinations. 

Thursday, Dec. 21. — Sophomore Prize Declama- 
tions. 

Thursday, Dec. 28. — Medical Term begins. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 

The double windows are being put on. 

Wheeler, '01, is at his home in Farmington. 

The snow has left the campus, but the mud 
remains. 

The Seniors in Chemistry have been kept busy 
this week. 

The Sophomore-Freshman game will be played 
Saturday. 

Professor Files witnessed the Yale-Harvard 
game Saturday. 

The dance in the Court Room Tuesday night was 
largely attended. 

The Alabama Troubadours attracted some of the 
students Monday night. 

A number of the students attended the dance at 
Bath last Thursday night. 

Yost, '01, who has been teaching near Boothbay 
Harbor, has returned to college. 

Some of the students attended the dance at the 
Kennebec Yacht Club, Bath, last Wednesday. 

D. P. Bangs, '91, was in Brunswick Tuesday, 
collecting material for the new Zeta Psi catalogue. 

H. H. Hamlin, ex-'gS, better known as "Judgei" 
Hamlin, will re-enter college next term, joining the 
Class of 1900. 

Bell, ipoo, attended the annual reception given 
by the co-educational section of Bates College last 
.Saturday evening. 



The November Quill appeared Tuesday. It is 
an excellent number. The article by Thaddeus R. 
Simonton, '53, is especially interesting. 

The members of the Deutscher Verein held their 
monthly meeting at New Meadows Inn Monday 
evening. The evening was pleasantly spent in 
enjoyment of the banquet and learning German 
songs. 

Special reports in History 4 were due Monday, 
and but for the fact that the students in History I 
are trying to find out when and how many times 
Magna Charta has been ratified, the library would 
have assumed its wonted quiet. 

The Glee and Mandolin Clubs will open their 
season Tuesday, November 28th, at Gardiner. 
Twenty-five men will be taken on the trip. The 
concert in Memorial Hall will probably be given 
before Christmas, although the date is not yet fixed. 

Among the students at the Yale-Harvard game 
were Levensaler, Knight. Berry, Wood, R. Clarke, 
A. Clarke, Spear, Chapman, Bodwell, Dana, Bacon, 
Cobb, Clifford. Moody, and Haley. Some of the 
alumni were Fairbanks. Pennell, Lancey, Kelley, and 
Veazie. 

The Portland Press says : 

BOWDOIN DIDN'T SHOW UP. 

Worcester, Mass., November 18. — Bowdoin was 
scheduled to play here with Holy Cross to-day, but 
failed to put in an appearance. 

There was evidently some misunderstanding 
between the managers, as it was known here la.st 
Friday that the game was to be cancelled. 

Theta Chapter of D. K. E. was represented at 
the annual convention of the fraternity at Spring- 
field, Mass., last week by Bacon, Bass, Foster, 
Swett, Appleton, and Watson. The boys returned 
Monday and report a most enjoyable time. It was 
voted to establish a chapter at the University of 
Pennsylvania. 



Y.M. C. fl. 



Thursday evening, November i6th, was given up 
to a discussion of the topic, "Why be thankful? 
How express our gratitude?" I. F. McCormick, 
igoo, led. He stated briefly .some of the things in 
this life for which we all ought to be thankful, and 
then emphasized the importance of prayer and ser- 
vice for the Master. There was an unusually large 
number present. The time was well taken up, and 
some new voices were heard. 

May many more new voices be heard as these 



166 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



meetings go on. Don't be backward about telling 
people that you are engaged in the noblest cause on 
earth : that of Christianity. 

Sunday afternoon, November igth. Professor 
Woodruff spoke on "The Art of Living." He cited 
Socrates as the religious leader and example of the 
Greeks, just as Christ was of the Latin races. He 
showed how similar the teachings of the two men 
are, and brought up several instances in which the 
truths taught are identically the same. The talk 
was very interesting and the meeting well attended. 
Russell, 1900, sang a solo. 

In spite of the many interests in college this year, 
the singing class bids fair to be a success. Over 
thirty names are enrolled. Those who let other 
things crowd this out are losing a fine opportunity to 
learn to read music at sight. 



AThiLETICS. 

Tufts 17, Bowdoin 5. 

Bowdoin and Tufts played a second game on 
Wednesday, this time on the Tufts oval, and Bow- 
doin lost, after starting the game in a winning style. 
Four minutes after the Bowdoin men got the ball on 
their 15-yard line, following the kick-off by Tufts, 
Gregson had scored. The Tufts men had to retreat 
straight down the field. Bowdoin scored without a 
fumble and without losing the ball. Hopes of vic- 
tory surged high in the hearts of the Maine men, and 
even at the close of the first half, though Tufts had 
scored, the victory seemed to be in the hands of the 
Bowdoin men. 

But Captain Pierce of the Tufts eleven improved 
the opportunity the ten-minute rest gave him for 
making a few well-chosen remarks to his men ; and 
when th^ lined up for the first scrimmage of the 
second half the Tufts men were after victory or 
death. They gained, through our line and aroijnd 
our ends. They drove us back as we had driven 
them. Trick plays directed at the guards and ends 
netted them five-yard gains time after time. Flagg 
and Knight scored in this half. Kempton kicked one 
goal. 

At straight foot-ball Bowdoin outplayed Tufts ; 
but the kick plays used by the latter team saved the 
day. The field was muddy and slippery, and along 
toward the end of the second half the darkness and 
the fog made it hard for one to tell who had the ball. 
Yates used excellent judgment in playing his tricks 
as he did. 

In the second half Laferriere and Gregson 
suffered bruises which forced them to retire, and. 



though their substitutes played finely, the loss of the 
stars was felt. 

Clarke, Gregson, Hunt, and Upton made the most 
gains for Bowdoin. Bodwell was much in evidence 
at the centre of the line. Gould went into the inter- 
ference of the opposing team like a runaway loco- 
motive crashing into a box car. The whole team 
played well, but had a better team against it. 

Of the Tufts men, Yates, Knight, .Ashley, 
Perkins, Flagg, and P. Butler were the most notice- 
able in the plays. 

About 300 persons saw the game. Some twenty 
alumni of Bowdoin were on the field. Teddy Stan- 
wood led the cheering. The summary : 

Tufts. Bowdoin. 

Ashley, 1. e r. e., Chapman. 

Thomas, 1. e. 

Kempton, 1. t r. t., Laferriere. 

r. t, Hamilton. 

J. Butler, 1. g r. g., Cloudman. 

Gale, c c, Bodwell. 

Pierce, r. g 1. g., Dunlap. 

Lamb, r. t 1. t.. Hill. 

P. Butler, r. e 1. e., Clarke. 

Yates, q. b q. b., Stackpole. 

Flagg, 1. h. b r. h. b., Gregson. 

Perkins, r. h. b 1. h. b.. Hunt. 

■r. h. b., Gould. 
Knight, f. b f. b., Upton. 

Score, Tufts 17, Bowdoin 5. Touchdowns, Greg- 
son, Knight 2, Flagg. Goals from touchdowns, 
Kempton 2. Umpire, Young. Referee, Stiff. 
Linesmen, Barron and Spear. Time, 20-minute 
halves. 

ANOTHER ALL MAINE TEAM. 

In response to the orders of the editor-in-chief, 
the man who handles this department takes his life 
in his hands and makes out another all Maine foot- 
ball eleven. We have already had the pleasure of 
looking over the line-up prepared by three different 
newspapers and have not been at all surprised to 
find the teams all different. These imaginary teams 
are not of much use anyway. 

But if the writer were to line up a Maine team 
to represent the best the State affords in the ranks 
of its college foot-ball men, he would start by giving 
the ball to Moody of Bates and putting as a guard on 
one side, Bodwell of Bowdoin, and on the other side 
as guard, Cloudman of Bowdoin. Moody has played 
a strong, steady game all the year. Bodwell, with 
his 230 pounds of weight and his great strength, 
hasn't his equal on any team in the State; and 
Cloudman, who weighs 200 or more and who plays 
his position with all the coolness of an iceberg in its 
native zone, has been a fit partner for Bodwell for 
three years. 

Call of Bates would be one tackle, with Laferriere 
of Bowdoin the other. Call made his reputation last 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



167 



year. Laferriere has only played one year on the 
'varsity, but in that time, the writer can say, with 
authority, that the Bowdoin tackle has not been out- 
played. Harvard made gains through Laferriere in 
the first game which he played on the 'varsity, but 
since the Harvard game, no spot has been such a 
stumbling block to opposing backs as has been the 
place where Laferriere planted himself. And as a 
runner with the ball he has done brilliant work. 
Thayer of Colby would be the first substitute for 
either of these men. Dunlap of Bowdoin has played 
only a game or two, so it hardly seems proper to give 
him a place. He will get one next year. 

Bates would furnish the ends in Putnam and 
Richardson, who are all-around good men. Saun- 
ders of Colby is a hard-working end ; but his 
defensive work has been erratic at times. Clarke of 
Bowdoin has been a strong man this season in 
advancing the ball, but his defense has not been up to 
the standard. On the other hand, Chapman of Bow- 
doin has been strong on the defensive, but his lack 
of avoirdupois has been of great disadvantage to him 
when his own team has had the ball. 

As quarterback would be Purinton of Bates, 
who could be captain of this team if he would. 
There is no need of saying anything in praise of this 
fine fellow who has been the life of the Bates team. 
If Stackpole of Bowdoin had played more games, he 
might have been in Purinton's shoes. 

For halfbacks A. R. Davis of the University of 
Maine and Jack Gregson of Bowdoin would go in at 
the opening of the first half. And between them as 
fullback would stand Captain Eddie Rice of Colby. 

SIDELINES. 

When the smoke of battle had cleared away after 
the engagement on the Tufts oval Wednesday after- 
noon. Captain Clarke found that Gregson. Laferriere, 
Hunt, Gould, and Chapman were suffering from 
injuries. Dr. Whittier was in Boston and he 
became acquainted with the crippled condition of the 
team. At his advice Manager Spear cancelled the 
game which Bowdoin had scheduled for Saturday 
with Holy Cross at Worcester. 

A highly interesting class game is looked forward 
to next Saturday. 

The game with the Portland Athletic Club on 
Thanksgiving Day is the only game which the Bow- 
doin team has before it now. 



WITH APOLOGIES TO A POPULAR AIR. 
It was brewed in old Kentucky, 

Brewed in very quiet stills ; 
There's the sunshine of the country 

In its sparkle as it spills. 
It was brewed in old Kentucky, 

Take it, boy, you're mighty lucky 
When you're drinking the moonshine of the hills. 

—Ex. 



BOOK REVIEW. 

Select Charters and other documents illustrative 
of American History (1606-1775). William Mac- 
Donald. (The Macmillan Company.) 

A book by a member of Bowdoin's alumni or of 
Bowdoin's Faculty is always sure of a warm wel- 
come from Bowdoin men ; for that reason if for no 
other the present volume would excite much interest 
here. But. unless we are greatly mistaken, the book 
can stand pretty securely on its own merits ; it need 
not curry even the inexorable critics' favor. As 
the companion volume of Professor MacDonald's 
earlier work, " Select Documents Illustrative of the 
History of the United States" (1776-1861), Select 
Charters has a double value. Although both books 
were designed primarily for the class-room, they 
prove of far greater use and are invaluable as refer- 
ence works to any one who pretends to the least 
critical knowledge of American history. The period 
(1606-1775) covered by Professor MacDonald's 
latest work is one that has been called "neglected;" 
and most of the important charters and frames of 
government here collected have hitherto been gener- 
ally unknown. For that reason Select Charters is 
perhaps of more value than the earlier book. It is 
a self-evident fact that the compilation of these 
documents requires extreme care and accuracy; and 
the reputation the author acquired in those respects 
by his first volume will certainly not be lessened by 
his work in the second. The work is exact ; and in 
these days .exactness is the mark of the genuine 
historian. In copying out the documents, abridge- 
ment is made only when nothing is to be lost ; as 
in the provisions that are common to all the colonial 
charters or in the repetition of the same phrases and 
titles. The book begins with the First Charter of 
Virginia, April 10, 1606, and ends with an Act Pro- 
hibiting Trade and Intercourse with America, Decem- 
ber 23, 1775. Of the eighty documents included 
some of the most interesting are Locke's Funda- 
mental Constitution of Carolina (p. 149), Writ of 
Assistance (p. 258), and the Sugar Act (p. 272). 

While it might be thought that this book is of 
use only to those especially, perhaps, technically, 
interested in colonial history, on closer examination 
it will be seen that it is of the utmost value to all 
who wish to understand at all the progress of our 
political institutions. The documents are arranged 
chronologically, and to each is affixed the date and a 
short historical sketch; so that the relation of one 
document to another can be readily traced, and the 
work forms a complete whole. To many, a docu- 
ment, a charter, or an act of Parliament suggests 
something dry and legal : but that such thoughts are 



168 



BOWDOIN OKIENT. 



mere illusions will be seen by a very cursory reading 
of this present volume. The quaint, strong English 
of the early charters will appeal, we feel sure, to 
man}- lovers of literature who have perhaps always 
regarded with horror any thing in the shape of con- 
stitution or law. Those who make a special study 
of the evolution of religion will find much mental 
exercise in tracing the relation of church to state in 
the various colonies ; and antiquarians will find words 
of their choice in the archaic Fundamental Constitu- 
tions. Orthographists will look with dismay on the 
poor spelling of our Connecticut forefathers. Per- 
chance our missionaries and others imperialistically 
disposed will find crumbs of comfort in the precedent 
set them by the early charters "in propagating of 
Christian Religion to such People, as yet live in 
Darkness and miserable Ignorance of the true 
Knowledge and "Worship of God and may in time 
bring the Infidels and Savages, living in those Parts, 
to human Civility and to a settled and quiet Govern- 
ment." 

All these classes owe Professor MacDonald much 
for bringing these invaluable documents into public 
use in convenient form ; and he has surely done his 
part in treating the "neglected" period of colonial 
history. The Orient would respectfully suggest that 
a book of similar character might be of great benefit 
to college classes in English History. 



PERSONflLS. 



The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
oo-operation of the alumni, especially the class 
secretaries, in procuring items of interest for this 
department. Ail contributions will be gratefully 
receive^ 

Rev. Edward Chipman Guild died in Boston of a 
paralytic shock on Monday night, November 6th. He 
was born in Brookline, Mass., February 29, 1S32, and 
came of good family. He was graduated at Har- 
vard in 1853 in the same class with his cousin, Pres- 
ident Eliot, and at the Harvard Divinity School in 
1857. He also studied for some time in the Theo- 
logical School at Andover. Among the Unitarian 
churches of which he had charge were those at 
Marietta, O., Baltimore, Md., Canton and Waltham, 
Mass., and later at Brunswick, "where," says the 
Boston Transcript, "it was hoped that his great 
power of influence with young people would be of 
great benefit in the college town, but the society was 
small and poor, and the church was finally closed, to 
the regret of all." 



'61. — On Thursday evening, November i6th, Mr. 
Edward Stanwood delivered his lecture on "Four 
Men Who Missed the Presidency," at the Congrega- 
tional Church in Augusta. The undergraduates will 
remember that this was the first in that delightful 
course of lectures provided by the college last winter. 

'61. — Another of Bowdoin's famous alumni has 
passed. General Thomas Worcester Hyde died at 
Fort Monroe on Tuesday afternoon, November 14th, 
at the age of 58 years. 

The facts of his life are in brief as follows : He 
graduated from Chicago University after leaving 
Bowdoin, then returned to Maine, raised a company 
for the 7tli Maine Infantry, was elected Major, and 
took part in the battles of Bull Run, Williamsburg, 
Antietam, Mechanicsville, the siege of Yorktown, and 
the seven days' battle in front of Richmond. Later 
he was appointed inspector general of the left 
division, armj' of the Potomac, participated in the 
battle of Gettysburg, and was commissioned colonel 
of the 1st Maine veteran volunteers. He received 
various other appointments from the War Depart- 
ment, and when mustered out in 1865, received a 
medal from Congress for exceptional bravery during 
the war. 

He immediately took up business, and became 
connected with the ■ Bath Iron Works. He later 
purchased the plant and has, up to a short time 
before his death, acted as its president. Contracts 
have been made and completed for the government 
by General Hyde, for the construction of a number 
of vessels, among which were the Katahdin, Oregon, 
and the torpedo boats Dahlgren and Craven, which 
have just been completed. General Hyde was 
elected to the Maine Senate in 1873, where he served 
three terms, two as president. During 1876-77 he 
was Mayor of Bath, and in 1883 he was appointed by 
Congress one of the board of managers of the 
Soldiers' Home. 

He leaves a widow, three sons and two daughters. 

"The death of General Hyde is not only a blow to 
the commercial and business interests of the com- 
munity whose life he so successfully shared, but to 
the largest interests of the American carrying trade. 
General Hyde illustrated the fact that the environ- 
ment directs the gifts which heredity creates and 
which culture develops. The writer sat on the 
benches of the recitation rooms at Bowdoin College 
for four years, beside Thomas W. Hyde, and because 
of his fine aptitude for literary work, the general 
'smoothness' of his nature, by which we mean, the 
serenity of his intellect as well as the energy of his 
heart, we predicted for him a career at the bar, or a 
career in literature such as scholarly taste might 
create. We say this not because young Hyde as a 



BOWDOIN OKIENT. 



169 



student was a bookworm, for his intense social 
nature forbade that ; but because the texture of his 
mind was so artistic that it seemed appropriate that 
he should have been born in Florence. 

But young Hyde was reared by tide water, in a 
city whose traditions are of ships and the building 
of ships. When he left college his setting was not 
that of the Duomo or the Pitti gallery, not that 
of antiquity in any sense, literary or social, but that 
of a town that wondered whether there were any 
chance for its aptitude after wooden ships had gone 
out and after the habits of making them had partially 
absconded. This man of letters, this man who looked 
the literateur, settled rapidly into the work which 
his native city required. There was a gap of heroic 
endeavor in the war of the Rebellion from which in 
the 6th Army Corps the young man emerged with 
tlie honors of war on his shoulders. 

The story of the 6th Army Corps was written 
by General Hyde in his 'Following the Greek Cross,' 
— a volume of high literary merit, produced amid 
the stress of industrial pressure which could never 
wholly forbid the pen. The development of the 
wooden ship into the steel ship, was the structural 
necessity of an age of steel. General Hyde led in 
this enterprise, and Bath will never forget the debt 
which it owes him. 

The General's death is a loss to our achievement, 
to our possibilities and to our prestige. Urbanity, 
strength of mind, culture of the heart, a practical 
allied to an ideal gift, characterized him. He was 
a wonderful man in the variety of his capacity, in 
his gift of charming and winning, as well as in his 
gift of working, devising, and executing. His state 
in its latest commercial potential is his monument." 

It has been suggested that a brief account of 
Rev. E. C. Guild, who was formerly closely con- 
nected with the college, be published in the Orient. 
We are indebted to Mr. W. M. Emery of the Class 
of '89 for the article, who writes : " Many alumni 
of the last fifteen years would be glad to see an 
article regarding Mr. Guild. He often lectured at 
Memorial Hall and was held in high esteem by the 
fellows of my day. He was a most delightful man." 

A'led. '•]•]. — The large parlors of the Abnaki Club, 
of Augusta, have recently had a decided acquisition 
to their furnishings in the shape of three beautiful 
pictures — the generous gift of Hon. John F. Hill. 
One of them is Landseer's beautiful masterpiece. 
"The Challenge" — a magnificent large steel engrav- 
ing in a beautiful dark frame. Another of these 
pictures— an artist's proof— is R. Eaton Woodville's 
spirited picture of the famous charge of the 
immortal six hundred at Balaklava. The third 
represents a majestic lion reclining among the 



massive boulders of a rocky hillside. Taken 
together it is difficult to see how three pictures more 
appropriate for such surroundings could possibly 
have been selected, and the members of the club 
deeply appreciate the generous kindness of Dr. Hill 
in providing them. 

'87. — Mr. Austin Gary's address on "Forestry 
Management in Maine," delivered before the Boston 
Society of Civil Engineers, May 10, 1899, and pub- 
lished in the Journal of the Association of Engineer- 
ing Societies in August, has just been received in 
pamphlet form. 

'80. — Three children have been born to the class 
since the publication of the class history last June. 
The happy fathers are Professor Files, John M. 
Phelan of New York, and Dr. F. C. Russell of New- 
bury, Vt. It was the first child in each instance. 

'90. — Notice has been received of the recent mar- 
riage of George B. Sears, at Danvers, Mass. 

'92. — Rev. Charles S. Rich of Stockbridge, Mass., 
delivered an address before the Y. P. S. C. E. of 
Adams, Mass., on the occasion of its tenth anni- 
versary. While in Adams he was the guest of John 
C. Hull, '92, who is principal of the high school at 
that place. 

'99. — Adams, who has been very ill at his home 
in Limerick, is reported much better. 



Patents Sold by Us 

When all otiier.s liave failed. 

Corporations Formed and 
Capital Interested. 

MONEY WAITING TO BUY GOOD PATENTS. 

The largest Company, covering the most territory 
for the sale of patented hiventions. 

Enclose stamp for full particulars. 

National Patent Promoting Co., 

7 Water Street, BOSTON, MASS. 



Boston University Law School, 



ISAAC RICH HALL, ASHBURTON PLACE. 



Samuel C. Bennett, dean, 

Opens October 3, 1900. boston, mass. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 




oooooooooooooo ooo 

na^x^^ ^^ufh. rAfp^ "^i^r"^ ''H^"^ r'ksy'""'' '^U^ ^%y^ '^-hV^ '^^li^ 

^^3^ yS^ 'M^ W^- "S^ ^"S^ ^?^ vS^ "S^ S 



'ir-K 



Exeeuted tuith neatness and dispatch, in the highest 

style of the art, and at nnodePQte ppiees, 

at the offioe of the 

Lewiston • Journal. 









A| Jpirst-Glass Book and College Prir\tir\g, 



• SUCH AS - 



Programmes. Catrlogues. Addresses. I 

^ Sermons. Town- Reports. Etc.. Etc. 

Don't send out of the State for Printing, for we guarantee to give satisfaction. 

iimiiiiiiii{iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiij|iijiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii^^^ 



ooooooooooooooooo 




BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, DECEMBER 7, 1899. 



No. 19. 



B O W ] ) O 1 N O ] I i E N 1'. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THDRSDAY DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babe, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills., 1901, As.sistant Editor-in-Chief. 

IsLAY F. McCoRMiCK, 1900, Business Manager. 
Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Harry C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle. 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 
Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 
Charles E. Bellatty. 

Per annum. In advance, ..... $2.00. 
Single Copies, 10 Cents. 

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

Kenilttances should be made to the Business ManaRer. Coni- 
" munlcatlons in regard to all other matters should bo directed to 
the Edltor-in-Chiel. 

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

Printed at the .Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXrX., No. 19.— December 7, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 171 

Calendar 174 

College News 17.5 

Athletics 170 

Personals 177 

In Memoriam 178 

This and the next two weeks are busy times 
at the students" desks. Foot-ball, glee and 
mandolin clubs rehearsals, and various other 
interests have tended to keep the pages of text- 
books far too fresh and unsoiled by busy 
fingers ; but now a grand hustle is the para- 
mount characteristic of the campus. It would 
seem too bad for a man to neglect his time from 



now on ; since diligence can retrieve his 
deficiencies in the term's work and make pos- 
silile a high and commendable mark for the 
term's standing. After all this is what we are 
here for — to study and learn, and it is indeed 
paradoxical and regretable that so many col- 
lege students are not students at all, but simply 
drift-wood — but caught happily by the ebb 
tide of the last few weeks and jostled along 
sufficiently to keep them in and with the 
advancing current. The few remaining days 
are all that are left to prepare for the exams, 
so don't fail to value the fleeting moments as 
extremely precious. 



The student body hardly realizes the vigor 
and enthusiasm of the Alumni Associations 
which still remember Bowdoin from their 
various locations in both the East and the West. 
Perhaps one of the best known and strongest is 
the Boston Association, composed of men 
who have earned their A.B. from before the 
war, down to college mates of last year. 
These 'staunch friends of Bowdoin meet at 
regular intervals during the winter and 
informally discuss and comment upon Bow- 
doin and her interests; they rejoice and cele- 
brate her victories, and they weep and sorrow 
for her defeats, be they athletic, social or 
literary. Their loyalty and college spirit is 
so earnest that you might think for a moment 
that you were on the Bowdoin campus among 
under-graduates, and the eagerness with 
which they inquire of college affairs would 
make you feel ashamed of your own indiffer- 
ence and lethargy. 

It would be a very good thing for the 
undergraduates to get in touch with the col- 
lege alumni ; to know more of them personally, 
and to consider them in athletic, social and 
literary policies. They will gladly help the 



172 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



college organizations to stand on a par with 
such interests in other institutions ; and their 
backing might be more substantial than 
encouragement and suggestions if we once 
made a place for them in shaping our plans. 
Bowdoin is rather limited in her numbers 
and hampered from lack of funds ; perhaps 
more so than any of the colleges with which 
we meet out of the State. It is impossible to 
completely counterbalance this disadvantage ; 
but a great deal can be done towards this if 
the undergraduates and alumni pull together. 
The fellows must look at things from the 
alumnus point of view as well as the students' ; 
so make the Boston Glee Club concert a splen- 
did success ; place athletic contests about Bos- 
ton on a par with the State's contests in 
importance ; call on the alumni and invite 
suggestions and criticism ; do all these and 
more too, then and only then will college 
affairs be supported and backed to a degree 
that will reap thorough success. 



The Minstrel Show unfolds apace, and 
rehearsals are prophetic of an unusual, novel, 
and delightful evening in store for us some- 
time about the third week of the coming term. 
The program will be composed of a grand first 
part, specialties, and a farce, followe,d by a 
hop. The music, jokes and comedy sketches 
are all new and catchy; while labor and 
expense, without limit are being put into the 
costumes and stage settings. The hop is to 
be one of the special attractions of the evening, 
for it has been decided to make much more of 
it than an informal dance. 



The Athletic Association has got into an 
embarrassment through its finances that 
demands immediate and thoughtful action. 
A debt has stolen upon us during the last half- 
dozen foot-ball seasons that to-day has 
reached so startling a magnitude as to 
threaten the existence of a 'varsity team next 
season unless it is at once wiped off the sheet 
of the account books to a cent. 

Our creditors, who are principally two 



different athletic suppliers, deserve to be paid 
at once, which is only business, while we as a 
college cannot afford to earn this reputation of 
negligence and indifference. It is not fair to 
those who value the good name of the college, 
nor just to our creditors, nor encouraging to 
our Alumni. It will deprive us of credit, and 
that very likely as early as next year if left 
unattended. It will so burden us in coming 
days as to kill athletics entii'ely. It will pre- 
vent successful seasons as long as it thus 
threatens to force the disbandonments ■ of 
teams. And it will discourage sub-Freshmen 
of athletic inclinations from attending a col- 
lege with such an unstable financial basis. 

The fault lies partly with the constitution 
of the association, which does not furnish any 
check to the possibility of accumulating debts, 
and partly to the grand and generous scale 
with which we hire coaches, schedule games 
and order paraphernalia. The only remedy 
for this continual indebtedness is to revise the 
Constitution so that a limit of an iron-clad 
nature stands in the way ; to be sure it means 
economizing, and perhaps to a great extent, 
but this indebtedness must be stopped now 
and forever, and the present debt must be 
paid. 

The students, if they but realize the serious 
significance of our present position, surely will 
subscribe generously to the removal of the 
Association's burdens, and thus enable ath- 
letics to show a clean balance sheet for the 
beginning of a new century. After this the 
constitution should be considered, and revised 
to the impossibility of again getting into the 
present financial straits. The present consti-. 
tution is herewith published for the benefit of 
the majority of the men to whom its phrasing 
is unknown, and the Orient trusts that its 
apparent defects will awaken the fellows to a 
much needed revision of its articles and sec- 
tions : 

Article I. 
This committee shall he known as the Bowdoin 
Athletic Committee. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



lie 



Article II. 

Section i. This committee shall consist of nine 
members as follows : The Gymnasium Instructor 
and one other member of the Faculty, two members 
of the Alumni, two Seniors, two Juniors, and one 
Sophomore. 

Sec. 2. The members of the committee shall be 
elected during the spring term of each year, by the 
bodies that they represent, and shall hold ofHce from 
Commencement to Commencement. 

Sec. 3. The committee shall meet at least four 
times a year, viz., at the beginning of the fall and 
winter terms, and at the end of the winter and spring 
terms. 

Article III. 

Section i. The committee shall have power to 
frame its own by-laws. 

Sec. 2. It shall have power to advise the heads 
of the different athletic departments. 

Sec. 3. It shall nominate two candidates for 
manager of each association, from whom a choice 
■imist be made by the electing body. 

Sec. 4. It shall elect a graduate treasurer, also a 
collector for each association. 

Sec. 5. It shall elect an auditor from its number 
who shall hold no other office. 

Sec. 6. It shall elect a member to take in charge 
all uniforms belonging to the athletic associations. 

Sec. 7. It shall determine how any surplus, 
granted by the Athletic Association, or any sum 
raised for the benefit of general athletics shall be 
expended. 

Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the committee to 
hold a special meeting at? the rquest of any manager, 
indorsed by two members of the committee, at which 
it shall advise him on questions presented, and in 
case of disapproval of a manager's policy the com- 
mittee shall have the power to instruct his associate 
directors in their findings. 

Article IV. 

Section i. The graduate treasurer shall receive 
and have charge of all money accruing to each asso- 
ciation from all sources, and shall pay out to each 
manager, upon the order of his' associate directors, 
any sums the amount of which does not exceed the 
amount credited to that association. He shall hold 
the original subscription lists, copies of which shall 
lie given to the collectors. 

Sec. 2. Each collector shall perform all duties 
heretofore devolving upon the treasurer of his asso- 
ciation, except wherein these conflict with the duties 
of the graduate treasurer. 

Sec. 3. The auditor shall examine the accounts 
of the treasurer, at least once a term, and report to 
the committee. 



Silc. 4. The guardian of the uniforms shall keep 
a record of all uniforms. He shall collect them all 
at the end of each season and keep them unused and 
properly cared for till the beginning of the next 
season. 

Article V. 

Section i. Membership on committee does not 
exclude from candidacy to a managership, but elec- 
tion of a member to managership, necessities resig- 
nation from the committee. 

Sec. 2. The body which in any way loses its 
representative shall elect another to the vacant place. 

Article VI. 

Section i. This constitution may be accepted by 
a two-thirds vote of a meeting of ninety students. 

Sec. 2. This constitution may be amended by a 
two-thirds vote of a meeting of one hundred and 
twenty students. 



LECTURE BY THE HON. DeALVA S. 
ALEXANDER. 
The first in the series of public lectures 
under the auspices of the college was given 
in Memorial Hall on the evening of Novem- 
ber 28th, by the Hon. DeAlva Stanwood 
Alexander, on the Speakership. Mr. Alexan- 
der is a graduate of Bowdoin, the Class of '70, 
resides in Buffalo, and is a Congressman from 
that district — Western New York. Mr. 
Alexander was introduced by President Hyde 
as one of the few members of the Class of '70 
who lives in Buffalo and had distinguished 
themselves in New York State. The speaker 
got a hearty reception. He began by saying 
that he had just entered on his second term 
in Congress and had appeared before the audi- 
ence as a Sophomore. He immediately 
entered his subject — the powers and responsi- 
bilities of the Speaker. Perhaps the Speakers 
one soonest calls up are Clay, Blaine and Col- 
fax. And Reed — sarcastic, arbitrary, but 
tremendously able. He had the power of 
bearding his opponents with some sharp, bit- 
ing phrase, and of turning ridicule on any one 
who attacked him by some witty, caustic 
repartee. Mr. Alexander here told some 
excellent stories of these characteristic replies 
of Mr. Reed. Once when Mr. Springer 
quoted Clay, "T had rather be right than 



174 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



President," the Speaker quietly said — "You'll 
never be either." As another example of 
Reed's wit : Mr. Alexander said that once 
a Vermont farmer, introduced to Mr. Reed, 
who was standing in a group of Senators, 
said, "I've heard tell that you aire a great 
speaker — can speak steadily for six hours," 
to which Mr. Reed replied, " My good sir, you 
mistake me for a Senator." 

Of the 33 speakers only a few are well- 
known ; only one, Polk, has become President, 
only three candidates for the Presidency, Clay, 
Bell, Blaine, only one Vice-President, Colfax. 
The Speaker is the factotum of all the Plouse 
and sometimes seems but its mere servant. 
As an illustration of this phase of the speaker- 
ship, Mr. Alexander told inimitably the stor}' 
of the coon and his stolen 'possum, the lecturer 
giving the negro dialect, admirably. Mr. 
Alexander then went on to discuss the power 
of the Speaker whicli emanated, he said, from 
his right to name committees, to appoint the 
temporary Speaker and the chairman of the 
committee of the whole, to refer bills to the 
proper committees, and to recognize members 
on the floor. One of the most important 
powers of the Speaker is that of appointing 
the Committee on Rules ; the power is as old 
as the House, but it was not until quite 
recently that the Speaker was a member c.v 
officio. By this power in the 53d Congress, 
Reed killed the obstructionists. 

The right to recognize members did not 
become of importance until Speaker Reed's 
time in the 51st Congress. For his failure to 
recognize members introducing private bills 
and for calling on the chairman of the Ways 
and Means Committee, Mr. Reed was 
branded by the opposition papers as Czar, 
Autocrat, Tyrant. But such power of recog- 
nition was absolutely necessary, inasmuch as 
over 3,000 bills are introduced each session ; 
of these 25 are very important, such as River 
and Harbor and Appropriation Bills ; 300 
belong to the second class in charge of com- 
mittees on judiciary, foreign relations and the 
like ; some 2,000 are private bills, many of 



them pensions ; and the remaining 600 come 
under the name of "job," or miscellaneous 
title. Mr. Alexander vigorously defended 
Reed's course in recognizing members, saying 
that it was absolutely essential to any legisla- 
tive progress at all that some system be used 
in passing the various bills. 

Perhaps the greatest reform carried out 
by Reed was that of his famed ruling, "Those 
present and not voting shall be counted in the 
affirmative." Several times this question had 
been brought up, but none of tlie previous 
Speakers had had the courage to adopt such 
a revolutionary pi^oposal. Thomas B. Reed 
was the first Speaker of a century to say that 
a man who was here was present. It took 
courage to introduce the reform ; but courage 
was a quality which Mr. Reed never lacked. 
Mr. Alexander closed his lecture with a glow- 
ing tribute to Thomas B. Reed, declaring that 
as Clay was the greatest Speaker before the 
war, so Reed was the ablest since; and that 
he would be known far and wide not only as 
the Speaker, but as a distinguished alumnus 
of Bowdoin College. 

It is impossible to reproduce in this 
unsatisfactory abstract anything like the inter- 
est Mr. Alexander infused into his lecture ; it 
was full of bright stories, historical anecdotes, 
and acute observations. The lecturer was 
often interrupted with applause, particularly 
when he spoke of Reed ; and at the close he 
was given a generous share of applause. 



CALENDAR. 

A'loNDAY to Friday, Dec. 18-22. — Examinations. 
Thursday, Dec. 21, — Sophomore Prize Declama- 
tions. 

Thursday-, Dec. 28. — Medical Term begins. 



The Theocritus Clitb met with Professor Smith 
Alonday evening. November 1,3th, and, besides 
enjoying a Welsh rarebit, translated some of the 
idyls of this first and greatest of the pastoral writers. 
The few students who are thus privileged, feel deeply 
indebted to Professor Smith for affording them such 
an opportunity. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



175 



'TWAS EVER THUS. 
In days of old when the gods of Greece 

Did drink their golden wine, 
'Twas Phosbe poured it forth with ease 

And grace and looks divine ; 
Now the gallant gods did vow and swear 

(As they watched Achilles and Hector), 
That she was the fairest of cup-bearers fair. 

And they winked for a nip of nectar. 

In later days our jolly old sires, 

While quaffing their famous ale, 
Did talk and spark, by open fires. 

With the barmaid pretty and hale. 
They sipped and smoked and swore, "O, La, 

War taxes mean such a big sum !" 
Yet they jollied the girl behind the bar. 

And winked for their bottle of rum. 

In the present day, our grandsh"es say, 

As over their grog they sit, 
"The youth's not so bold nor the girls so gay," 

The gods murmur gently, "Nit." 
But we have barmaids e'en fairer, I thinlc, 

Than she on Olympic's mountain. 
Our sires ! Please notice that we still wink 

At the girl at the soda fountain. 

— K. C. M. S., 'oi. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 

Tlie Freshmen in Latin i are busy with Momm- 
sen. 

The Senior and Junior Greek Class is reciting in 
the Library. 

Professor Chapman gave his lecture on Robert 
Burns in Bangor, Monday evening. 

The recital in the Church on the Hill Tuesday 
evening was enjoyed by many of the students. 

The students came straggling back from their 
Thanksgiving recess Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. 

R. S. Emrich, igoo, was elected manager of the 
tennis department of the Bates Athletic Association 
last week. 

Juniors in Literature 4 are struggling with 
Romanticism, its definition and appearance in the 
earlier writings of the eighteenth century. 

Many of the students availed themselves of the 
opportunity afforded by the Saturday Club of Bruns- 
wick to hear the reading of F. Hopkinson Smith. 

The Junior Chemistry class are enjoying work in 
the Laboratory. The neglect of one member to put 
his charcoal in the proper box occasioned a slight 
blaze and some excitement last Friday. 



Max O'Rell, the famous French writer, will lect- 
ure before the Saturday Club January 25th, in place 
of William D. Howells, who is unable to fulfil his 
engagement. 

Selden O. Martin, igoo, who went to Colorado 
two years ago on account of serious lung trouble, 
has regained his health and hopes to return to his 
home in Foxcroft the coming summer, and may be 
able to resume his college course. 

The History Club, composed of Professor Mac- 
Donald and some of the students taking History, were 
entertained by Wheeler and Snow Tuesday evening, 
November 14th. Warren read a paper on the tariff 
applied to our new possessions, particularly Cuba, 
and a general discussion followed. 

The general athletic committee, which supervises 
all branches of the college athletics, has been organ- 
ized for the ensuing year as follows : President, 
Charles T. Hawes of Bangor ; secretary, D. F. Snow, 
'01, of Bangor; auditor, Albert L. Burrill, '00, of 
Woodfords; graduate treasurer, Professor Moody of 
Brunswick. 

Mr. Coffin, who supplies many customers in 
Brunswick with spring water and ice, is now supply- 
ing his customers with ice five inches thick frozen 
this fall. Every fall a cold wave from north-east 
to south-west passes over this spring water ice 
pond. This cold wave is noticed at intervals oppo- 
site Cow Island, and extends west of Maquoit road. 
In other places in this vicinity no ice has yet been 
made over three-fourths of an inch in thickness. 
Scientists cannot explain this phenomenon. 

Rules — Speaker, Cowan, A. F., and Walker, '01. 

Wavs and Means — Beadle, Eastman, Beane, 
McCarty, and Bell. 

Appropriations — Wheeler. Walker, '02, Willey, 
Lee, and Smith, C. W. 

Foreign Affairs — Stackpole, Ward, Marshall, 
Hamlin, and Randall. 

Navy — Giles, Wing, Clough. 

The meetings are held every Wednesday evening, 
and are both instructive and enjoyable. 

The House of Representatives is now in good 
running order. Committees have been appointed. 
Bills have been introduced. A bill providing for the 
annexation of Cuba has been passed and the motion 
to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed 
has been laid on the table. The Populists have begun 
to claim their share as holders of the balance of 
power, and the Republican and Democratic leaders 
have exchanged compliments. Speaker Babb reported 
the following assignments to committees : 

About 30 members of the Bowdoin Club of Bos- 
ton met at the Copley Square Hotel recently and 



176 



BOWDOm ORIENT. 



discussed matters of interest to Bowdoin College. 
Athletics was the special theme of the gathering, 
which was presided over by George M. Whitaker, 
the president of the club. The guest of the evening 
was F. N. Whittier, M.D. He gave an interesting 
address on the athletic situation, and suggested many 
improvements. He believed in the policy of having 
graduate coaches for the athletic teams, and he 
wanted to see more enthusiasm and college spirit at 
the athletic contests with other colleges. Two other 
guests, who had been invited to speak, Frederick E. 
Parker, M.D., director of the Lyman gymnasium of 
Brown University, and F. J, Crolius, Dartmouth, '99, 
the foot-ball coach at Bowdoin, were unable to be 
present. It was announced that the Bowdoin Glee 
Club would give a concert in Boston early in Febru- 
ary, the day preceding the annual dinner of the 
Alumni Association. 



ATIiLETICS. 



1902, II ; 1903, o. 

The annual Sophomore-Freshman class game was 
played on the Whittier Athletic Field on Saturday, 
November 2Sth. The Sohpomores won by a score 
of II to o. The game was hotly contested. In the 
second half there was no scoring. 

Long end runs by Hunt and Giles, and good 
punting by Upton, gained nearly all the ground for 
1902. The Freshmen lacked a punter, their backs 
couldn't get around the ends and only once did the 
Freshmen make a S-yard gain. This time Dunlap 
made his distance on a criss-cross. 

Upton scored the first touchdown through the 
centre. Giles made an end run for the other touch- 
down. Upton kicked one goal. 

The result of the game was not a surprise, since 
the 1902 eleven is one of the strongest class teams 
the college ever had. Hunt, Giles, Upton, Kelley, 
Webb, Hamilton, and Bellatty have had experience 
as players on the first eleven, and the men who were 
with them are made of good stuff. There wasn't a 
weak spot in the team. 

For the Freshmen Dunlap, Soule, and Marshall 
did the heaviest part of the work in the line. J. 
Webber, Conners, and Nutter did well. Conners 
broke interference effectively. At times the 1903 
line held like a stone-wall. 

The line-up and summary: 

I902- 1903. 

llPSS. 1- e r. e., Dana. 

Kfley. 1- t r. t., Soule. 

y^'^bb, 1. g r. g._ Shaw. 

Hoyt, c c., Preble. 



Barker, r. g 1. g., Marshall. 

Hamilton, r. t L t., Dunlap. 

Bellatty, r. e 1. e., Shaughnessy. 

Walker, q. b q. b,, H. Webber. 

Giles, 1. h. b r. h. b., J. Webber. 

Hunt, r. h.- b 1. h. b., Conners, Nutter. 

Upton, f. b f. b., Towne, Conners. 

Score. igo2, 11. Touchdowns, Upton, Giles. 
Goal from touchdown, Upton. Referee and umpire, 
Clarke, 1900: Bodwell, 1901. Linesmen, Eastman, 
1902; J. Mitchell, 1903. Timers, Gibson, 1902; 
Pearl, 1903. Time, 20 and 15-minute halves. 

P. A. C. 5, Bowdoin o. 
At the Deering grounds, Thursday morning, the 
eleven of the Portland Athletic Club defeated Bow- 
doin 'varsity by a score of 5 to o, in a desperately 
fought game, the fastest foot-ball seen in Portland 
this season. 

In a slough of mud, and for Bowdoin a slough 
of despond, the teams strove mightily for the pig- 
skin championship of Maine, Two thousand specta- 
tors shouted lustily for their respective favorites. 
The air was crisp and bracing and weather condi- 
tions ideal. 

The abominably slippery condition of the field 
precluded clean handling of the ball or speedy run- 
ning. Both teams resorted largely to end plays and 
punting. 

In the latter department of the game Halliday 
excelled Donnell. On several occasions Portland 
used the fake kick, delayed pass and quarter-back 
criss-cross for gains of 10 or 15 yards. 

That Bowdoin lost was no discredit to her. She 
outplayed Portland in the first half, keeping the ball 
in her territory the greater part of the time. Fickett 
was an especially vulnerable point, and after he had 
been repeatedly pushed aside for substantial gains. 
Coombs was moved in to guard and Dorticos, most 
enthusiastically received, went to right tackle. An 
increased stiffness in Portland's line was at once 
manifest, subsequent Bowdoin changes yielding little 
gain. 

During the first half Hal Hunt executed a dash 
which paralyzed Portland hearts and made the Bow- 
doin contingent shriek with ecstatic glee. Perry 
was drawn in by a delayed pass and Hunt, shaking 
oft' several would-be tacklers, shot by left end for a 
70-yard run and touchdown. Every one supposed 
that Portland's spotless record had at last been 
smirched when the referee announced that Hunt had 
gone out of bounds, almost at the outstart of his 
run, and the ball was brought back to its position 
at the previous play. During the rest of the first 
half the ball vacillated up and down the field, rest- 
ing on Bowdoin's 60-yard line when the whistle 
blew. 

The second half wore on with neither team able 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



177 



to approach the enemy's goal until it seemed that 
'98's scoreless game might be duplicated. Then, 
with five minutes to play, Portland awoke to desper- 
ate endeavor. 

A blocked kick, quarterback criss-cross and fake 
kick, placed the ball on Bowdoin's 14-yard line. 
Twice Halliday pierced right tackle for short gains 
and then Coombs, Portland's star line bucker, was 
set to work. Twice he lunged with irresistible force 
and each time made his length. The coveted touch- 
down was still two yards away and on the next play 
Chapman, backed by the entire Portland team, wrig- 
gled across the line. Halliday failed at goal and 
Portland led by a score of 5 to o. She had won 
the game. 

Sullivan ran his team well and rushed the ball 
effectively. Dorticos made some of his familiar fly- 
ing tackles and got into every play. Dyer played 
a star defensive game and clearly outpointed his 
man. 

Captain Clarke was the Bowdoin star, pie 
tackled like a fiend, interfered strongly and was 
everywhere on the field. Hunt played a strong, 
dashing game and Hamilton played horse with 
Fickett. 

The line-up and summary: 

p. A. C. BOWDOIN. 

Perry, I. e r. e., Bellatty. 

Stockbridge, 1. t r. t., Kelley. 

Dyer, 1. g r. g., Dunlap. 

Smith, c c, Bodwell. 

Fickett, (Coombs), r. g 1. g., Hamilton. 

Coombs, (Dorticos), r. t 1. t.. Hill. 

Lamb, r. e I. e., Clark. 

Sullivan, q. b q. b., Stackpole. 

Chapman, 1. h. b 1. h. b., Gregson. 

Kelley, r. h. b r. h. b.. Hunt. 

Halliday, f. b f. b., Donnell. 

Score, Portland Athletic Club, 5 ; Bowdoin, o. 
Touchdown, Chapman. Umpire, Purington of 
Bates. Referee, Wilson of Portland. Linesmen, 
Webb of Portland and Eastman of Bowdoin. 
Timers, Clark of Portland and Dana of Bowdoin. 
Time, 25 and 20-minute halves. 

Side Lines. 

Bowdoin need feel no disgrace because of being 
beaten by the Portland Athletic Club, which is 
unquestionably the strongest team in the State. The 
Bowdoin men surprised their opponents, who had 
looked forward to an easy victory. 

Portland gained nearly all her ground in the 
Thanksgiving day game on punting and trick plays. 
The best of these was a quarterbafk end run 
developing out of a centre back. The Bowdoin line 
held sturdily. 

Hamilton did especially good defensive work in 
the Portland game. It is not often that a guard 
shows up so prominently in a game. 



Bodwell added to his reputation by his playing on 
Thursday. 

Chapman, the Portland halfback, was the star of 
the winning team in the Tlianksgiving day game. 
He is an old Bowdoin man. 

One representative of 190.3 has earned a place 
on the 'varsity eleven. Dunlap is the man. His 
work has been highly praiseworthy. At guard or 
tackle he is a valuable player. 



PERSONALS. 



The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class 
secretaries, in procuring items of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

'^^. — Two scholarships in Bowdoin College have 
been provided for in the will of Rev. Dr. John Pike 
of Rowley, JVIass., who was long an overseer of the 
college. The scholarships are to be named respect- 
ively after Samuel Adams, the patriot, and the 
testator himself. It is noted that the class of '33 
was dubbed the ministerial class, because 60 per 
cent, of its members took to the pulpit. It has 
founded more scholarships than any other Bowdoin 
class, and this is remarkable because the ministry is 
not a notably wealthy profession. 

'52. — The appointment of collector of the port 
of Portland has been a topic of much interest during 
the few weeks previous to the opening of Congress. 

The support which General Chamberlain is 
receiving in Portland is something remarkable, con- 
sidering that there are several prominent candidates 
in that city. 

iNlost of the great importing and mercantile 
houses on Commercial Street, and a good portion of 
the large ship owners and business men in the city; 
five or six of the principal Banlc Presidents, the lead- 
ing men of the Board of Trade, the principal officers 
of the Maine Central Railroad, the Judges of the 
Supreme Court, and many prominent lawyers and 
professional men; members of the Loyal Legion, the 
department commanders of the Grand Army, and, 
what is a little remarkable, some of the recognized 
political leaders of the Republican party who have 
been supposed to be not very friendly to men of the 
General's independence of spirit, are among his 
active supporters. 

" In his declining years, when the cares and 
burdens of life press heavily upon him, when proper 
aid which can be manfully accepted will be most wel- 
come, he asks his country to bestow upon him the 
honorable position of collector of the port of Port- 



178 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



land. The honor he has doubly earned, and the 
compensation will come to him as a great blessing 
and benefaction." 

'60. — Dr. George Gary died at his home in Houl- 
ton, Me., November 29th. He was born in Houlton, 
August 29, 1837, the son of Shepard Gary, represen- 
tative in the 28th Gongress. Dr. Gary was educated 
in the common schools and academy of his native 
town, in North Yarmouth Academy, and in Bow- 
doin Gollege, from which he was graduated in the 
famous class of i860. In October, 1861, he entered 
the Union army and was made first lieutenant of 
Go. K, 1st A'laine Gavalry, He was promoted cap- 
tain in December, 1862, but because of shattered 
health he resigned in January, 1863. Subsequently 
he pursued medical study with the late Dr. F. B. 
Alerrill of Alfred, and at the Gollege of Physicians 
in New York Gity, receiving his medical diploma 
therefrom in March, 1866. Dr. Gary entered upon 
his professional life in the same year in Houlton, 
where he has since practiced. He was a member of 
the Senate of Maine in 1869, but failed of a second 
term. Tn 1879 he was assistant surgeon-general on 
Governor Garcelon's staff, with rank of colonel. He 
was a fellow of the American Academy of Medi- 
cine, and a companion of the "Loyal Legion," Maine 
Gomtnandery. He is survived by a widow and two 
brothers. 

He was well equipped in and devoted to his pro- 
fession, kind-hearted and generous in his impulses, 
a faithful friend, and highly esteemed in the circle 
of his acquaintance. Although afflicted for years 
with the burden of personal disease, he ever wore 
in his face the good cheer which flowed from a heart 
deeply interested in others' welfare. 

'62. — General Mattocks is a prominent candidate 
for the vacancy in the collectorship of the Portland 
Gustom House. 

'6g. — Hon. Oscar Fitz Allen Greene died at 
Boulder, GoL, November 4, 1S99. Mr. Greene was 
born at Troy, Maine, February 2, 1842. His boy- 
hood was spent in the ;-igorous life of a New Eng- 
land farm. When the civil war broke out he entered 
the 1st Maine Volunteer Gavalry. He served three 
years, and in the twenty-five battles in which he 
took part, was twice severely wounded. In relating 
some of his interesting experiences, he said that 
President Lincoln once spoke to him on picket duty. 
He was reading a Greek testament, and Lincoln, on 
seeing it, expressed his regret at not having the 
advantage of a higher education. In 1865 he 
presented -himself for admission to Bowdoin. 
When asked. "Where did you fit for college?" he 
replied, "In the army!" Such earnestness and 
■ diligent application were not without results, and 
in 1869 he graduated at the head of his class. He 



was admitted to the bar at Manitowoc, Wis., in 1871, 
and four years later he removed to Boulder, Gol. 
For twenty-five years he has been an important part 
of the life of that community ; he has figured in the 
city government and in the State legislature ; he has 
published "A History of Legislation in Golorado;" 
he has contributed largely to the political press, and 
he has served long and faithfully as Professor of 
Roman Law in Golorado University. 

There is no greater tribute to the memory of 
Mr. Greene than the reverence in which the people 
with whom he associated hold his name. In the 
broadest sense of the word he was a great man. He 
was just, incorruptible, religious, and tender-hearted. 
Above all he was thoroughly unselfish, laboring 
always for the good of his fellow-men. His death 
resulted from a brief illness of pneumonia. 

'8g. — Professor Wallace S. Elden, who has been 
for the past two years at the University of Maine, is 
an instructor in Latin at the University of Michigan, 
Ann Arbor, this year, where he expects to take his 
degree of Ph.D. next June. 

'89. — Wilbur D. Gilpatric has resigned the prin- 
cipalship of the West Boylston (Mass.) High School, 
and has accepted a better position as principal of the 
High School at Attleboro, Mass. 

'84. — Mr. Llewellyn Barton has tendered his 
resignation as a member of the Democratic State 
Gommittee, giving' as his reason that his business 
requires his whole attention. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Thomas Worcester Hyde. 
Died November 14, 1899. 
The announcement has filled all our hearts with 
grief. In the army he was our soldier of highest 
rank; in public life the officer who attained the 
highest station ; in the business world the best known 
and most active and enterprising; in the community 
where his life was passed the most conspicuous citi- 
zen. Among us he was first of all the loyal class- 
mate and the loved and honored friend. His death 
makes a great gap in the ranks of the Bowdoin 

Glass of 1861. 

Edward Stanwood, 

Class Secretary. 



Boston University Law School, 



ISAAC RICH HALL, ASHBURTON PLACE. 



Samuel C. Bennett, dean, 

Opens October 3, 1900. BOSTON, MASS. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, DECEMBER 14, 1899. 



No. 20. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THUKSDAT DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
TEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGK. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babe, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

ISLAY F. McCoRMiCK, 1900, Business Manager. 
Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Hakry C. McCarty, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harry E. Walker, 1901. 
Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 
Charles E. Bellatty. 



Per annum, in advance. 
Single Copies, 



$2.00. 
10 Cents. 

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

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

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 



CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 20.— December 14, 1899. 

Editorial Notes 179 

Calendar 180 

New England Tennis Tournament 181 

Lecture by Prof. MacDonald • 181 

College News 182 

Y. M. C. A 184 

Personals 184 

The students should congratulate them- 
selves upon the artistic merits of the Glee- 
Mandolin Club. This organization is unques- 
tionably far superior to any other in the .State, 
and compares most favorably with similar 
clubs in Massachusetts, notwithstanding the 
vast advantage the latter have in location, 
numbers, and facilities for experience. The 



concerts by the club are practically the only 
medium of bringing the college before the 
public during the winter months, so every 
effort should be directed towards perfecting 
the programme that any analogy of the college 
drawn from the concert may be just as well 
as desirable. 



Another volume of the Qtiill rests in an 
honorable past, while a new board and a new 
number are about to seek our praise. This 
magazine was first issued but three years ago 
next .January ; many prophesied its existence 
to be not longer than one volume; yet to-day 
it is stronger and more popular than ever 
before, its bills are settled promptly and easily, 
its contributors have increased and its contents 
are truly literary. The Quill is indeed popu- 
lar and a very welcome friend. 



It is gratifying to see the college lectures 
and various clubs so healthy and vigorous. 
The second lecture of the course was given to 
a good sized and interested audience of stu- 
dents and friends the other night, while not a 
week passes by without some one of the clubs 
reporting a very pleasant and instructive 
evening. All this is decidedly a sign of 
growth and enthusiasm in the intellectual and 
social activities of our four years. 



Even were the compulsory rule removed 
from chapel attendance, there is no doubt but 
the number of students at the Sunday after- 
noon service would be just as large as at 
present. The delightful calm of the grand old 
chapel and the element of friendship and union 
win'ch permeates the whole gathering lifts one 
completely above the petty and trifling gossip 
of superficial and transient interests which is 
so common ; and we inhale a breath thrilling 



180 



BOWDOm ORIENT. 



us with the atmosphere of this sacred place. 
This meeting is sort of a family gatherino', 
so to speak; a bit of advice or kindly admoni- 
tion from the platform tells us of a watchful 
interest in our work and life, while a chant 
with the melodious accompaniment of the 
organ gratifies our ear with pleasing harmony. 
Such warmth, such brotherhood, such stimu- 
lus, is the powerful and characteristic element 
which differentiates college life from that out- 
side the campus, and generates in us an ever 
living memory and affection for college dav.s 
and college friends. 



The program for the Minstrel Show has 
taken a permanent form, and every day brings 
the goal of perfection nearer realization. The. 
managers have labored hard, but now ail 
rests with the respective artists, individually 
and collectively, to carry out and make glori- 
ously successful the following well arranged 
programme : 

First Part. 
Opening Chorus of Twenty V'oices. 

1. My Hannah Lady, Appleton. 

2. You've Got to Play Rag-Time, Gotild. 
T,. The Choir Boy, Warren, 

4- Solo, Willard. 

5- Duet, Whitney, Clark. 

Overture. 

Second Part. 
Specialties : 

( 1 ) Snow. 

(2) Preble and Green. 

(3) Appleton. 

(4) Mitchell. 

(5) Whitney. 
Farce. — Box and Cox. 

Interlocutor, Warren. 

End men. — Leighton, 

Gould, 

Smith, B. L., 

Appleton. 
Music for Minstrels and hop by College 
Orchestra. 



A move in the right direction is the plan 
to postpone the pledging of Freshmen luitil 
the third week of the Fall term. All the 



fraternities have been urged to give the sub- 
joined letter their serious consideration, and 
we believe the result will be the adoption of 
some rule to eliminate the injustice of the 
prevailing custom. 

To the Fraternities of Bozvdoin College: 

Recognizing that the pledging of sub- 
Freshmen as practised here at Bowdoin is 
open to serious evils, and believing that reform 
in this particular would be of great benefit to 
the college, Theta Chapter of the Delta Kappa 
Epsilon Fraternity presents the following 
proposals for your consideration : 

1. That each fraternity in regular stand- 
ing at Bowdoin College agrees to pledge no 
sub-Freshmen whatsoever, and to postpone 
pledging Freshmen until the second or third 
week of the fall term, provided that the six 
other fraternities agree to do likewise. 

2. This rule shall take effect when it has 
received the sanction of the several fraterni- 
ties now in good standing in Bowdoin College. 

If these proposals meet with your favor, 
it is hoped that you will further the plan by 
suggestions or criticisms as to the manner in 
which it shall be put into effect. 



The Orient cannot resist expressing its 
gratification that the student body is so kindly 
disposed to the suggestion of revising the 
Athletic Association Constitution to the pre- 
vention of the accumulation of debts as w'ell 
as to the immediate payment of all back 
arrears. Something definite is certain to fol- 
low the action of the meeting last Wednesday 
and of the nature of a vast improvement m the 
constitution and a firmer financial basis. 



NOTICE. 
All contributions for the January Quill 
should he handed in to Sills, '01, on or before 
Thursday, December 21st; after that date, 
they should be mailed to him at 135 State 
Street, Portland. 



CALENDAR. 



Monday to Friday, Dec. 18-22. — Examinations. 
Thursd.aYj Dec. 21. — Sophomore Prize Declama- 
ons. 
Thursday, Dec. 28. — Medical Term begins. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



181 



NEW ENGLAND TENNIS TOURNA- 
MENT. 
Among the New England Colleges there is 
a plan on foot just at present of forming a 
New England Intercollegiate Tennis Asso- 
ciation. The organization will be permanent, 
and probably will be composed of some, if not 
all, the following colleges : Wesleyan, Dart- 
mouth, Williams, Amherst, Tufts, Trinity, 
Vermont, Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, Boston University, Bates, Bowdoin, 
and Colby. In case the plans proposed 
materialize in a satisfactory manner the organ- 
ization ought to be complete by the first of 
the year, and preparations made for the first 
tournament, which will occur at place to be 
designated and some time in June. 

Several eastern universities and colleges 
have formed an Intercollegiate Gymnastic 
Association, which will hold a championship 
meet sometime during the winter. This is a 
new departure in intercollegiate athletics, 
though a few of the larger universities have 
had gymnastic teams. The formation of the 
association puts gymnastics on a national 
basis, like that of base-ball, foot-ball or track 
athletics. 



LECTURE BY PROF. MacDONALD. 
The second lecture of the series under the 
auspices of the college was given in Memorial 
Hall, Tuesday evening, December 12th, by 
Professor MacDonald. Plis subject was 
■'John Brown of Ossawatomie." He began 
by saying that for more than forty years 
slavery had been a question of absorbing 
interest in politics, and one that was destined 
to end in war. The North had a majority in 
the House, but the South controlled the Senate. 
States were admitted into the Union as the 
animals went into the ark, two by two, slave 
and free. After 1808 slavery was abolished 
by law, but not in fact. Cotton was king, and 
the South was constantly encouraging Great 
Britain to champion slavery in the LTnited 
States. Soon ensued a long and bitter strusf- 



gle over the Missouri Compromise, but finally 
the South was victorious. Missouri was 
made a slave state. Later the South began to 
realize that she had not gained much in its 
acquisition, as the ctirnate was hardly favor- 
able for the cultivation of products that 
required slave labor. Soon Texas was 
admitted as a slave state. Next came the 
Compromise of 1850, and the slave trade was 
abolished in the District of Columbia. There 
were many who regarded this compromise as 
a final settlement of the slave question. 
Among them was Daniel Webster. Men 
cried " Peace, peace," but there was no peace. 
Every one began to recognize the wrong of 
slavery. William Lloyd Garrison said that he 
would rather that the Union perish than that 
slavery continue. The next acquisition of the 
Southern States was Kansas, although the 
North tried its best to make it a free state. 
The elections were carried for slavery by 
force. 

About this time John Brown went to live 
in Kansas. He was born in Torrington, 
Conn., on the Qtli of May, 1800. His parents 
were poor, his father being a tanner. In the 
year 1805 he went to Ohio with his father, and 
there e.xperienced the hardest sort of frontier 
life. In his youth he liked the hardest and 
most severe sports, and grew up to be a man 
of strict moral and religious tendencies and 
was a devout member of the Congregational 
Church. He fitted for college but did not 
enter, and soon returned home, where he fol- 
lowed his father's trade of tanner and also that 
of a surveyor. He was married in the year 
1820. About this time he conceived the idea 
that he was ordained by God to free the slaves, 
and he began to get so restless that he was 
regarded as peculiar. In 1846 he removed to 
Springfield, where he went into business as 
partner in the wool trade. He soon went to 
Europe on business, but met with failure. 
His first wife died and he married a second 
time. His second wife was as stern and 
religious as himself. She shared his sorrows 
and joys, his poverty, and when she could not 



182 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



be with him she followed him with her 
prayers. She went to him before his execu- 
tion and remained till it was over, received his 
body and took it home for burial. 

John Brown formerly hated slavery and 
sought to aid the slaves whenever he was able. 
Probably not before 1845 did he have any 
decisive thoughts of trying to abolish slavery. 
He then thought the time for action had come, 
and accordingly began to form plans for a 
final blow that would once and for all abolish 
slavery. 

In 1865 he returned to Kansas, where he 
was made captain of the militia, an office 
which he held until death. He took a force of 
seven men and on one night murdered in cold 
blood the inmates of five houses who were in 
favor of slavery. He thought he had been 
ordained by God to make an example of these 
men. A cry of horror went up throughout 
the country at the perpetration of this deed. 
The guilty ones were unknown, but it was 
attributed to Brown. One of his sons asked 
his father if he had done the deed. He said 
no, but that he approved of it, and that all 
good men who loved freedom would approve 
of it also. A company was sent out to capture 
Brown, but with 28 men Brown captured the 
company. All these deeds had the effect of 
checking slavery for a time. Brown was pur- 
sued by a sheriff and posse, but although he 
was sick he was able to escape them by leaving 
the stater With difficulty he got to Boston. 
Then he began collecting arms and money for 
the Kansas militia. He kept secretly prepar- 
ing for his attack, and after raising quite a 
sum of money and getting together quite a 
large body of men, he went to Harper's Ferry, 
a little town of 3,000 or 4,000 inhabitants, situ- 
ated near where the Potomac and Shenandoah 
meet. Here was situated the United States 
arsenal. He hired a farm just outside the 
town and matle ready for his attack. On 
Sunday, the i6th of October, 1859, with 18 
men, 13 whites and 5 negroes, he started out 
to capture the city. First they seized the rifle 



works and then the arsenal proper. At day- 
break the citizens armed themselves and made 
an attack on Brown and his men. He refused 
to surrender, and upon his refusal the door of 
the building within which the little force was, 
was broken in and the little band was soon' 
overpowered. 

Brown was captured and was treated with 
the utmost respect. On the 25th of October 
his trial began and he was convicted on the 
charges of treason, murder, and conspiracy. 
During the time that elapsed before his execu- 
tion he showed no sign of fear. He con- 
stantly wrote to his family and made arrange- 
ments for their future. 

When the day of the execution arrived the 
gallows was guarded by 2,000 soldiers and 
cannon, so great was the fear that an attempt 
would be made to free him. When led to the 
scaffold he was perfectly calm and even spoke 
of the beauties of the country. At 1 1 o'clock 
he mounted the scaft'old and his face was cov- 
ered. There was not the least sign of shrink- 
ing as the drop fell. 

History has not passed its final judgment 
on John Brown. He was zealous, but no real 
leader. He did not, as some think, cause the 
Civil War. There were many more brilliant 
than he, zealous as he was. He came herald- 
ing the right, denouncing the wrong. 

Professor MacDonald's lecture was 
received with much applause. It is impossible 
to give an abstract that \>dll convey satisfac- 
torilv the interest which the lecture caused for 
its hearers. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 



Preston, '02, is at home sick. 

Merrill, '02, is teaching at Boothbay. 

Baker, '97, was on the campus Sunday. 

About twenty men take part in the cross-country 
runs each afternoon. 

Good skating at the Park has drawn many stu- 
dents thither this week. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



183 



Ward, igoo, is teaching in Washington County. 

Kelley and Benson, both of 1902, are out teaching. 

Subscribe and help to wipe out the athletic debt. 

Ask any Junior his opinion of the written quiz in 
Chemistry on Saturday. 

The Glee and Mandolin-Guitar Club give a con- 
cert at Bath Friday evening. 

Abbott, '03, who has been ill for some time, is 
reported as slowly recovering. 

The speakers in the Sophomore Prize Declama- 
tion are rehearsing their pieces. 

L. P. Libby, '99, who is teaching on Orr's Island, 
visited friends at college Saturday and Sunday. 

Howard, '98, vvho is principal of the High School 
at Milbridge, was about the campus the first of the 
week. 

The Library will probably soon purchase the 
costly and beautifully illustrated edition of Tissot's 
Life of Christ. 

The Junior History Club met with Warren and 
Berry, last Monday evening. The Boer question 
and the war in the Transvaal were discussed. 

Beane, 1900, passed the Thanksgiving recess with 
Pratt, 1901, at Strong. Together with Stubbs, '98, 
they made a hunting trip to the Dead River region, 
and each secured a deer. 

Towle, '99, renewed old associations about college 
Saturday and Sunday. He was on his way home 
from Gorham, N. H., where he is sub-principal of 
the Gorham High School. 

President Hyde will deliver a lecture next Sat- 
urday evening before the Saturday Club of Bruns- 
wick. The subject of the lecture will be, "The Art 
of Optimism as Taught by Robert Browning." 

The popular books in order of demand in Boston 
last month were the following: Richard Carvel, 
Janice Meredith, Mr. Dooley in the Hearts of His 
Countrymen, When Knighthood was in Flower, 
Young April and Bob, Son of Battle. 

The Politics Club met with Professor Emery 
Thursday evening. The situation in the Transvaal 
was discussed and the partition of China considered. 
Incidentally a Welsh rarebit was enjoyed and new 
beauties discovered in Kipling's ballads. 

The Deutscher Verein held its usual monthly 
meeting at New Meadows Inn last Monday. Pro- 
fessor Smith, who was to have read a paper, was 
kept away by sickness. The evening was passed 
very pleasantly in general conversation and dis- 
cussion. 

The Lambda Chapter of Zeta Psi entertained Dr. 
Kenneth Cameron, an officer of the Grand Chapter 



of the fraternity, last Friday night, with a banquet. 
Bangs. '91, Randall, '97, McKown, '98, Randall, '99, 
and Rollins, '99, were back Saturday. Dr. Cameron 
entertained the 1900 delegation and the visiting 
alumni. 

The following members of 1901 were elected to 
the Quill board on Wednesday, December 6 : Greg- 
son, Larrabee, Pierce, Quinn, Sills, and Smith. The 
board organized Thursday afternoon. Sills was 
cliosen chairman of the board and Clark was elected 
business manager. The first number under the new 
management will ajbpear in January. 

Section 15 of the Revised Regulations of the Col- 
lege reads as follows: A student absent from a 
term examination, without previous excuse from the 
Faculty, is marked zero. The class officer has the 
power to suspend the operation of this rule. 

All e.Kcuses for absence must be given the class 
officer on or before Saturday, December i6th. 

The House of Representatives met as usual 
Wednesday evening, the 6th inst. Hardly more 
than the organization has been achieved this term, 
but with the knowledge of procedure acquired, it will 
begin the next session under most favorable con- 
ditions. The members can not fail to reap decided 
benefits from the work during the winter term. No 
more meetings will be held this term. 

The library has lately been receiving a series of 
valuable art monographs, published in Germany, from 
some generous friend of the college, who chooses to 
.keep his identity unknown. Professor I,ittle is earn- 
estly desirous of an opportunity to express the thanks 
of the college to this unknown benefactor, but up to 
the present has not been able to secure the slightest 
information in regard to the donor. He will welcome 
any suggestions that may enable him to do so. 

It is understood that the following men from 1903 
have been elected to the Crown and Coffin : 

From Alpha Delta Phi, Charles P. Conners of 
Bangor, Thomas C. White of Lewiston. 

From Psi Upsilon, Philip J. Clifford of Portland, 
John L. .Mitchell of Brunswick. 

From Delta Kappa Epsilon, Irving Nutter of 
Bangor, John P. Webber of Brookline. 

From Zeta Rsi, Haraden S. Pearl of Bangor. 

From Theta Delta Chi, E. Farrington Abbott of 
,A.uburn, Luther Dana of Westbrook. 

From Delta Upsilon, John A. Greene of Farm- 
ington. 

The following excerpt from Mr. Kipling may be 
of interest to our foot-ball manager: "After the 
season is over carefully empty the foot-balls with 
an air-pump, take out the India-rubber bladders, lock 
them up under patent Chubb, thief-detector, pneu- 



184 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



matic locks. Grease the leathers, inside and out, 
with vaseline, lip salve, cherry tooth paste, weak 
gum water, cold cream, pomade and bandoline 
fixature, wrap them up in any soft substance (three- 
pile velvet is the best and cheapest), and lay them 
by till want. To prevent moths take camphor and 
muslin in equal proportions and tie them up 
together." 

The following is the arrangement of examinations 
next week : 

Monday, a.m. 

Philosophy i and History i in Hall. 

Hygiene in Physics Lecture Room. 

Monday, p.m. 
Economics i and English Literature 4 (Senior) 
in Hall. 

French 4 in Chemistry Lecture Room. 

Tuesday, a.m. 
Economics 4 and Physics i in Physics Lecture 
Room. 

Tuesday, p.m. 
Greek i and Greek a in Hall. 

German 4 and Mathematics 4 in Physics Lecture 
Room. 

Wednesday, a.m. 
English Literature i (Junior) and Latin 4 in 
Hall. 

French i in Chemistry Lecture Room. 
Biology 5 in Science Building. 

Wednesday, p.m. 
German I in Hall. 
Geology in Science Building. 

Thursday, a.m. 
Chemistry i in Science Building. 
Greek 4 and Mathematics t in Hall. 

Thursday, p.m. 
History 4 and Rhetoric i in Hall. 

Friday, a.m. 
Greek ga and Latin i in Hall. 
Biology 2 in Science Building. 



- Y. M. C. f\. 

On Thursday evening, November 23d, occurred 
the last meeting of the Association before Thanks- 
giving. It was missionary meeting, and Robinson, 
1900, was leader. The meeting was a good oiie. 
The leader was followed by West, Russell, and 
Burnell, who spoke on the necessity and value of 
both home and foreign missions. Quite an interest 
was shown. 

The first service after the recess was on Sunday 
afternoon, December loth. Rev. D. L. Yale of Bath 
was the speaker. His theme was that "at the name 
of Jesus every knee must bow." He showed how, 
though the work of man perish; Christ stands for- 
ever. There was a large attendance. Every one 



enjoyed the fine singing by Professor Robinson of 
Bates College. 

Our college association tries to keep in touch 
with the city associations of the State. We are all 
working in the same cause. Russell, 1900, spoke 
before the city association at Lewiston on Sunday, 
the 26th of November. December loth, Robinson, 
1900, spoke at Bath. 

A larger attendance at the Bible stvidy classes is 
to be desired. Those students who have joined the 
classes should try to be present at the weekly meet- 
ings when possible. 



PERSONALS. 



The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class 
secretaries, in procuring items of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

'55. — The resignation of Rev. - Edward Hawes, 
D.D., from the pastorate of First Church, Burling- 
ton, Vt., is not only a heavy blow to his numerous 
friends in the church and city, but is felt as a dis- 
tinct loss by Congregationalists throughout the 
State. 

Dr. Hawes was installed as pastor of First 
Church, Burlington, in 1885. In the fifteen years 
which have since elapsed, the church has passed 
through a most prosperous and successful period — 
not only having increased its membership by 60 per 
cent., but also having contributed nearly $50,000 for 
benevolent purposes. These facts are the record of 
a ministry whose fine spiritual quality can be appre- 
ciated only by those who have come under its influ- 
ence. It was a just tribute when the council for 
dismissal said : " We recognize in him a thoughtful 
scholar, a ripe theologian, a sturdy preacher of 
righteousness, and a courageous advocate of the best 
things in society, in business, and in the State." 

•58.— The Rev. William H. Savage of Watertown, 
Mass., has been called to the pastorate of the Unita- 
rian Church in Hyde Park to fill the vacancy caused 
by the resignation of the Rev. A. G. Pettengill. Mr. 
Savage was called to Watertown in 1886, and has 
remained there until the present time. During his 
ministerial work in Watertown the parish has grown, 
the church has been remodelled and the interest in 
the society and its work has constantly increased. 

'(,2. — The following is taken from a series of 
articles in the Boston Journal on prominent Boston 
clergymen : 

Rev. D. W. Waldron is one of the best known 
Congregationalists in Boston. For years he has 
walked its streets, preached in its pulpits, labored 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



185 



as its city missionary, and gone in and out of the 
State House daily during the sessions of the Legis- 
lature, acting as Chaplain of the House. 

He is a remarkably pleasant speaker, with lan- 
guage of the most apt and felicitous character. In 
the pulpit he is strong and earnest, with such an 
evident air of sincerity and feeling as carries great 
weight. He is master of a few gestures which 
always illustrate just what he wishes his audience 
to understand. 

'63. — Hon. Charles U. Bell, justice of the superior 
court of Massachusetts, who met with a severe 
bicycle accident in one of the parks in Boston last 
summer, has completely recovered from his injuries. 
and has resumed his duties on the bench. 

Med. '67. — A timely paper on scarlet fever has 
recently been issued by Secretary Young. He treats 
very carefully the nature and the methods of con- 
tagion and prevention of the disease. 

'Tj,. — Judge A. P. Wiswell has been appointed 
one of the judges in the Harvard-Princeton debate, 
December 15th. 

'75. — William E. Hatch, superintendent of 
schools at New Bedford, Mass., was recently elected 
president of the Bristol County (Mass.) Teachers' 
Association. At the annual meeting of the New 
England Association of School Superintendents held 
in Boston November 9th, Mr. Hatch read a paper 
on "Commercial Courses; Nature and Extent." 

'89. — Frank L. Staples withdrew from his co- 
partnership with ex-Attorney General Baker at 
Augusta on July i, and has resumed the practice of 
law in Bath, where he was located before going to 
Augusta. 

'90. — Dr. E. A. McCullough, formerly of Bangor 
and a member of the Eastern Maine' Hospital Staff, 
sailed from New York November 20th for the Phil- 
ippines on the United States transport Logan, with 
his regiment, the 41st Volunteer Infantry. 

'91. — Private letters from Dr. C. S. F. Lincoln, 
now a missionary physician at Shanghai, China, give 
an interesting account of his life there. He has the 
general oversight of the health of students of St. 
John's College, numbering over 300 persons, and 
teaches anatomy and physiology to those beginning 
the study of medicine. Meantime he is busily 
engaged in acquiring familiarity with the Chinese 
language, and expects to be able next April to take 
up dispensary work at the gates of the compound 
which is five miles from the city of Shanghai. 

'91- — John F. Kelley is studying dentistry in 
Baltimore. 

'92. — A. W. Rogers is superintendent and prin- 
cipal of the high school at Stockbridge, Mass. 

'92. — C. A. Byram is principal of high school at 
Pittsfield, Mass. 



'92. — Howard W. Poore is one of the teachers in 
the Somerville (Mass.) English High School. 

Med. '92. — A characteristic letter has been 
received from Dr. S. Fanduiz of San Domingo, 
W. I., who is only waiting for' the inauguration of 
the new president before he begins to " develop the 
country." He is very enthusiastic over conditions 
there. He sends a glowing account of rich mineral 
deposits, tmlimited forest resources, extensive water 
power, and unsurpassed fertility of soil. In his own 
words : " The climate is celestial, sickness is 
unknown, but the people are apathetic. They need 
Yankee push to start them going, and they will wel- 
come the stranger who helps them towards develop- 
ment." 

'95. — Charles E. D. Lord was recently appointed 
by the President a surgeon in the Marine Hospital, 
New York, with rank of lieutenant. 

'95. — Joseph B. Roberts, who received the degree 
of LL.B. from the University of Buffalo ('99), was 
admitted to the bar at Rochester, N. Y., November 

2ISt. 

'95. — G. H. D. Foster is practising law in New 
York City. He went into a law partnership last 
spring under the firm name of Lee, Longfellow and 
Foster, 141 Broadway, taking the place of H. H. 
Pierce ('96), who was formerly the third member of 
the firm. 

'95. — L. C. Hatch is at present in London, Eng- 
land. He will spend a year in travel abroad, visiting 
England, Scotland, Holland, Belgium, Germany, 
France, Italy, and Greece. Bass, '96, accompanies 
him for a part of the tour and then expects to go to 
some German university to engage in study and 
special research. 

'95. — Allen L. Churchill is with Brentano, book 
publisher, New York City. 

'95. — Herbert John Dudley is Assistant Collector 
of Customs at Calais, Me. 

Hon. '70. — Rev. William Macleod Barbour, D.D., 
of Maiden, Mass., died very suddenly December Sth, 
of heart disease. 

Professor Barbour was born in Fochabers, Scot- 
land, on May 29, 1827. He received his early educa- 
tion in that place and came to America with his 
parents at an early age. He was graduated at 
Oberlin College in 1859 and received a degree at 
Andover in 1861. He was ordained minister and 
settled in South Danvers, now Peabody, in 1861. In 
i858 he was appointed professor in the Bangor 
Theological Seminary, which he held for nine years. 
In 1877 he was appointed pastor of Yale College and 
professor of homiletics, where he spent ten years. 
In 1887 he was appointed principal of the Congre- 
gational College of British North America at Mon-" 



186 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



treal. In 1897 he retired and removed to Maiden. 
He leaves a widow and four sons and one daughter. 

'95. — Dr. C. E. D. Lord is assistant house physi- 
cian at the Marine Hospital, Stapleton, Staten 
Island, N. Y. 

'95. — B. L. Bryant was married last summer and 
is now practicing medicine at Bangor, Me. 

'95. — H. P. Small received the degree of LL.B. 
from Harvard in 1899. He is practicing law in 
Springfield, Mass. 

'95. — Joseph T. Shaw is secretary of the Ameri- 
can Woolen Co. at Boston, Mass. Address, Ames 
Building. 

'95. — Harry B. Russ is practicing law under firm 
name of Hunt & Russ, Exchange Street, Portland, 
Me. 

"95. — G. B. Mayo is practicing law in Smethport, 
Pa., with his father, E. R. Mayo, '60, under the firm 
name of Mayo & Son. 

'96. — ^John E. Frost is with the Boston Elevated 
R. R. Co. 

'96. — A. P. Ward is with the Carter Ink Co. at 
Detroit, Mich. 

'96. — H. R. Blodgett is insurance clerk with H. 
Dickenson & Co., grain dealers, Chicago. 

'96. — Francis Peaks is reading law at his home in 
Dover, Me. 

'96. — H. H. Pierce is counsellor-at-law, 120 
Broadway, New York City. 

'96. — Fred B. Smith is with Ginn & Co., New 
York City. 

'96. — Sterling Fessenden is clerk in export com- 
mission house. New York City. 

'96. — Charles A. Knight was admitted to the bar 
at Augusta last week. He passed his examination 
before Justice Emery with much credit. Mr. Knight 
is well known in Augusta, where he has made a 
host of friends during the two years that he has 
been studying in the office of Heath & Andrews. He 
is a BrCfnswick boy and attended the High School 
of that town. He is a thorough scholar, a fine 
speaker, and possesses those personal qualities which 
win success in life. Mr. Knight is not fully deter- 
mined where he will practice his profession, but his 
Augusta friends strongly hope he will not leave the 
city. 

'96. — Dr. John B. Thompson has assumed his 
duties as interne at the Eastern Maine General 
Hospital in Bangor, to which he was recently 
chosen. 

'96. — Howard A. Gilpatric is pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church in Waterford. 

Med. '98. — Joseph O'Conner is pursuing a post- 
graduate course in medicine at Trinity College, 
-Dublin. 



'99. — Lucien P. Libby will teach at Orr's Island 
during the winter. 

'99. — Royal S. Cleaves, son of Robert A. Cleaves 
of Bridgton, left for Boston recently, where he has 
secured a position with the Automatic Sprinkler 
Company. He began his duties December ist. 

'99. — Sturgis will pass the winter in the South. 



When Tom and May went sailing 
One thing she did deplore — 

He was such a bashful creature 
And only hugged the shore. 

'Darling," gently lisped the maiden, 
Red as roses grew her face. 

' If you never loved another. 
How then learned you to embrace?" 

Joyously he pressed her to him. 
Whispering in her ear with haste, 
' Foot-ball trainer while at college 
Makes us tackle round the waist!" 



-Ex. 



FROM "FATHER GOOSE." 
Did you ever see a rabbit climb a tree? 
Did you ever see a lobster ride a flee? 

Did you ever? 

No. you never ! 
For they simply couldn't do it, don't you see ! 



Boston University Law School, 



ISAAC RICH HALL, ASHBURTON PLACE. 



Samuel C. Bennett, dean, 

Opens October 3, 1900.. boston, mass. 

Patents Sold by Us 

When all others have failed. 

Corporations Formed and 

Capital Interested. ^ 



TO BUY GOOD PATENTS. 



The largest Company, covering the most territory 
for the sale of patented inventions. 
Enclose stamp for full particulars. 

National Patent Promoting; Co., 

7 Water Street, BOSTON, MASS. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 18, 1900. 



Vol. XXIX. 



No. 21. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT THDRSDAY DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
TEAR BT THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Perct a. Babe, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 1901, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

ISLAT F. McCoRMiCK, 1900, Business Manager. 
Roland E. Clark, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 
Harry C. McCartt, 1900. Philip L. Pottle, 1900. 
Joseph C. Pearson, 1900. Harrt E. Walker, 1901. 
Frederic A. Stanwood, 1902. Philip H. Cobb, 1902. 
Charles E. Bellattt. 



Per annum, in advance. 
Single Copies, 



. $2.00. 
10 Cents. 

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

lEeraittances sliould he made to the Business Manager. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

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

Printed at the Journal Oppioe, Lewiston. 



CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 21.— Januart 18, 1900. 

Editorial Notes 187 

Bowdoin Club of Boston 189 

Medical School 189 

Bowdoin 's Record in Politics 190 

Calendar 191 

College News 191 

Personals 192 

In Memoriam 194 

A new year — perhaps a new century — 
comes hand in hand with the winter term. 
The Orient sincerely feels that old shoes will 
never again fit us, that progress in the college 
and its activities will continue to roll on apace 
with the swinging strokes of time, and that 
our growth in the next year and century will 
in no way be inferior to that of the past. 

Bowdoin unquestionably stands at the 



head of intellectual and educational life in 
Maine, and is a worthy member of the 
healthy, broad, and democratic American 
colleges which are respected the world over. 
In Theology, Education, Politics, Law, Medi- 
cine, and Business, Bowdoin alumni have 
achieved pronounced success and won 
unstinted honor from a generous ]:)eople. In 
no small degree does this enhance the splen- 
did reputation of their Alma Mater and speak 
volumes of the influence of their college home. 
The day is coming, far too rapidly, when this 
good name and honor of Bowdoin will 
depend upon those now gathering her riches 
and blessings. Will this trust in us be unfor- 
tunate for the name of the college; are we of 
another specie than those among whom are 
Longfellow, Hawthorne, Reed, Frye, and 
Fuller. It is impossible to estimate the latent 
ability and embryo leaders now answering 
the ring of the chapel bell, yet it is fair 
to assume it is here, and, with the advance- 
ment of the college and her sons, seek a 
corresponding growth in our own calibre. 
Logically, the line of distinguished alumni 
should continue through us unbroken ; and 
why, indeed, need it be broken? With the 
new year students, fraternities, and classes 
have taken unto themselves new resolutions ; 
progress, morality, and growth are exerting 
silent, steady, and patient influence on us all ; 
we are not as Seniors the fellows we were 
three years ago, nor shall we be in this new 
year prone to as many and as different mis- 
takes and faults as we have written on the 
page just closed. Congeniality, thirst for 
intellectual satisfaction, and faith in our 
instructors and the institution characterizes 
the undergraduate body. Who would pre- 
sume to prophesy Bowdoin other than a most 
Happy New Year! 



188 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Every one knows by this time that one of 
our most able and popular instructors has 
been called to a larger field. While we admit 
that he should be heartily congratulated, yet 
any student unselfish enough to say he is 
* glad must be indeed a rara avis. It seems 
a pity our richer and stronger sister institu- 
tions cannot leave us alone, that is, from a 
student's point of view ; we are continually 
in dread over rumors of calls to our Presi- 
dent or to at least one other Professor beside 
the present more than rumor which is told 
us on beginning a new term. 

Professor Emery has only been a mem- 
ber of Bowdoin Faculty for about three years, 
yet in that extremely short period he has 
proved to all that economics and sociology are 
here taught masterly and modernly, and his 
courses have no superior for popularity. In 
social activities he has an enviable reputation, 
as those who have been fortunate enough to 
have attended a Political Club meeting will 
affirm, and his hospitality is welcome and 
sought by the entire undergraduate body. 

The Orient knows of no better fate to 
wish Yale's new Professor of Political 
Economy than that he may be as popular and 
dear to the hearts of Eli as he is to those of 
Bowdoin's undergraduates. 



Parents in glancing through a Bowdoin 
catalogue generally spend a few minutes on 
the page devoted to College Expenses, and 
notice with considerable satisfaction the fol- 
lowing estimates for a year's college 
expenses, — lowest $260, average $340, and 
liberal $460. The figures are true to a cer- 
tain extent, for doubtless a man could keep 
his bills down to $260 ; but as a matter of 
fact he seldom does, for the same reason that 
he does not eat two meals a day, although 
he could. If fifty dollars were added to each 
of the estimates they would be nearer cor- 
rect. There are fellows who squeeze through 
for even $250, but the majority of the needy 
fellows, who really strive to stay on this side 



of the line separating necessities and luxuries, 
as a rule find their sum total for the year 
beginning with a figure three. 

It is impossible to explain successfully to 
parents why three or four hundred dollars 
will not tide a fellow through the 37 weeks, 
when the catalogue estimates regular college 
expenses at $260. But when the explanations 
of the apparently exorbitant bills for clothing, 
travelling, and sundries are presented the 
student immediately assumes the aspect of a 
spendthrift in the eyes of those who are 
inexperienced in campus life and its demands. 

This state of al¥airs is not peculiar to 
Bowdoin, but rather is the common experi- 
ence in all institutions. Professor Thwing 
of Adelbert College in Cleveland, who has 
thought and written carefully about this sub- 
ject, says that a fair estimate of what a col- 
lege student's allowance ought to be can be 
made by taking the cost of his board, room, 
and tuition and multiplying it by two. This 
would be an estimate for a student whose need 
of economy is not particularly pressing. It 
v\'orks pretty well. The Harper's Weekly 
applies it to Harvard, for example, the tuition 
there is $150 a year, and a lad whose parents 
are fairly well-to-do would be , likely to pay 
from $6 to $8 a week for thirty-eight weeks 
for board, and from $100 to $200 a year for 
a room. His allowance, therefore, estimated 
according to Dr. Thwing's theory, would be 
from $956 to $1,308. So it is. From $1,000 
to $1,200 or $1,300 a year is what mo.st par- 
ents who are neither rich nor .poor seem to 
regard as a proper annual provision for their 
sons at Plarvard or Yale. 



The fellows who have caused the present 
neglected condition of the Reading-Room are 
a burden to the students, and an obstruction 
to the good order of college life. The 
request that the fellows do not mutilate the 
papers in the Reading-Room has been in these 
cokimns so often that it must be an eye-sore, 
vet this vandalism is continued and the room 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



189 



is used as sort of a children's play-ground 
where the stands can be hammered, trash 
thrown about the floor, windows broken, 
papers burned, and promiscuous destruction 
carried on wholesale. If it were not because 
of pity for these poor souls who get their 
names in the paper so seldom that they must 
needs slash it out at once and send it to 
sympathetic friends or parents, we would 
recommend as a suitable punishment that 
they be turned up and spanked with a big, 
flat slipper. 

Nothing would give the students so much 
satisfaction as -to see these stumbling-blocks 
out of their life ; surely the Orient and the 
fellows in general have kicked enough about 
this sort of thing to let them know the college 
could get along splendidly without such char- 
acters. If they can't do difl^erently, for 
heaven's sake let them pack up and get out ; 
we will pay the hackman. 

Until different treatment of both the room 
and the papers are assured, the college 
authorities have washed their hands entirely 
of the Reading- Room ; but it is to be hoped 
they may immediately be guaranteed that this 
nuisance is a thing of the past ; otherwise they 
seem justified in holding to their policy. 



BOWDOIN CLUB OF BOSTON. 

The January meeting and dinner of the 
Bowdoin Club of Boston was held at the 
Copley Square Hotel on Saturday evening, 
January 6, 1900. The president, George M. 
Whittaker, '99, was in the chair; E. N. 
Coding, '99, reported progress for the Glee 
Club Concert Committee; W. H. Greeley, '90, 
and R. W. Mann, '92, reported progress on 
the Athletic Committee, and were given 
further time. The matter of the proposed 
constitution for the College Athletic Associa- 
tion, was brought up and discussed quite 
thoroughly. 

It was voted to have John C. Coombs, '69, 
represent the Club at the annual meeting of 



the Alumni Association, which is to be held 
at the Copley Square Hotel, February ist. 
It was announced that the Glee Club concert 
would be given here in Boston, February 2d. 
The rest of the evening was devoted to the 
menu, cigars, reminiscences, and general con- 
versation. 

Among the thirty-five members present 
were George O. Robinson, '49, Hon. Thomas 
J. Emery, '68, George R. Swasey, '75, Dr. 
A. S. Whitmore, '75, Oliver Crocker Stevens, 
'76, Prof. A. E. Burton, '78, W. W. Towle, 
'82, Charles E. Sayward, '84, and E. O. 
Achorn, "81. 

The next meeting of the club will be held 
the first Saturday of March. 



MEDICAL SCHOOL. 
The Medical School of Maine started on 
its eightieth year of instruction Tuesday 
afternoon, January 2d, when the opening 
lecture was delivered by Professor Charles A. 
Ring, M.D., of Portland. The lecture was 
delivered in Memorial Hall, the subject being 
"Obstetrics." This year quite a number of 
important changes have been made in the 
school, the requirements for admission have 
been made more strict and the course has 
lengthened to four years of study. The first 
two years are at Brunswick, as before, but 
the two upper classes will 'be located in the 
new building on Chadwick Street, Portland. 
Dr. Charles O. Hunt has been appointed 
deputy dean for the school at Portland. The 
cost of tuition has been raised to $100 per 
year. The number of students is not quite 
as large as usual, 94 students having regis- 
tered thus far, while last year the total num- 
ber was 131. Of the 94 students 32 are in 
the class in Portland, 34 second-year men, 
while the Freshman Class numbers 27. The 
members of the Freshman Class are as fol- 
lows : Joseph Napoleon Ordion Bernard, 
Lewiston ; Elbern Taylor Bowers, Lewiston ; 
Charles Spino Bridgham, Sullivan Harbor; 
William Henry Daly, A.B., Milltown, N. B. ; 



190 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



William Oliver Eustis, Farmington ; Richard 
Albert Goss, Lewiston ; Albert Bellatty Hag- 
erthy, Bucksport; Marcus Philip Hambleton, 
Brunswick ; Ormand Elisha Haney, Belfast ; 
Lewis Lenville Hills, A.B., Portland ; Row- 
land Sewell Howard, Farmington ; Joseph 
Robert Lombard, Brunswick ; Fred Clarence 
Lord, Belgrade; Stillman David Little, Mill- 
town; John Bernard Macdonald, Boston, 
Mass. ; Edwin John Marston, Brunswick ; 
Harry Hill Nevens, Norway ; Mason Parker, 
Phillips ; Bennet Homer Quinn, Lubec ; 
Maurice Edwin Ridley, Richmond ; James 
Percy Russell, A. B., Warren; Joseph Snow 
Stetson, A.B., Brunswick ; Milton Gorham 
Sturgis, Lewiston ; Elton Murray Varney, 
Brunswick ; Arthur Goodwin Wiley, Bethel ; 
Robert James Wiseman, Lewiston ; Harold 
Worthley, Phillips. 



BOWDOIN'S RECORD IN POLITICS. 

At the beginning of the first session of a 
new Congress which promises to be one of 
the most important in the history of the 
country, our attention is naturally turned 
toward the part which has always been taken 
by Bowdoin men in the shaping of the course 
of political events, both of the Nation and of 
the State and municipality. We have a right 
to be proud of it, Bowdoin men as we are, 
and it is not self -laudation if we occasionally 
take a glance over public life to pick out a 
few of the'^Bowdoin men of whom we are so 
justly proud. Let us do so now. 

At Washington we see the Chief Justice 
of the Supreme Court, the presiding officer 
of the Senate, and three members of Con- 
gress, — Alexander of New York, Stevens of 
Minnesota, and Allen of Maine, — all Bowdoin 
men. In New York we find a leading lawyer, 
who within a year voluntarily resigned the 
place of Speaker of the National House. 
Down South in Georgia is the postmaster of 
Atlanta, — Major Smyth, '56. Out West in 
Minnesota is an ex-Senator and prominent 
public man, W. D. Washburn, '54; while still 



further West in Hawaii is the man who did 
as much as any one toward uniting those 
islands to this country while he was Secretary 
of State and later Minister to the L^nited 
States, under the provisional government, — 
F. M. Hatch, 73. In Porto Rico is a L^nited 
States judge; across the ocean is the Minister 
to .Sweden ; nearer home, in Massachusetts, is 
a district attorney, and a dozen others of the 
most prominent men in the State ; and here 
in Maine is a member of the Governor's 
Council, several state senators and representa- 
tives, the probable next Governor of the 
State, the Chief Justice and several associates, 
a United States Judge, and two-score others 
of the most prominent legal and public men, — 
is it not a goodly list, one which almost grows 
tiresome in the telling? 

To one unacquainted with the college and 
its tendencies, it is unexplainable why her 
graduates have gained and held the positions 
they have always taken in public life. But 
by a man who examines and understands the 
atmosphere of Bowdoin life and the methods 
of study and instruction here, the reason is 
not far to be sought. It is becax'se always, 
since the very foundation of the college, the 
aim has been to encourage and develop indi- 
viduality in every way. In some colleges any 
lapse from the conventional ideas handed 
down by former teachers and students seems 
to be frowned upon ; and the attempt is made 
to force the students into one system. Here 
while certain established principles are 
adhered to, every new idea is carefully tried, 
and if suitable, adopted. In certain cases 
this system of uniform development for all 
is the best way ; perhaps with boys of average 
or less than average ability it is of benefit to 
make them average men ; but where men of 
natural individual talent enter college, — as so 
many have entered Bowdoin, thanks to the 
sturdy Maine stock they spring from — the 
repression of this individuality means quench- 
ing the genius, while its cultivation means 
often the greatest success for the man in 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



191 



after life. If you take any one way by which 
men distinguish themselves, you will find only 
a few Bowdoin graduates who have worked 
up by it ; but those few are so far up that 
when the whole field of man's activities is 
viewed, it looks as if the lion's share of the 
leaders in every direction claimed the little 
college in Maine as their Alma Mater. In lit- 
erature Longfellow and Hawthorne and Arlo 
Bates are unique ; so in political life at all 
times Bowdoin has had her stars who could 
be compared with themselves alone. Take 
for example William Pitt Fessenden, who 
wielded such immense influence ; he did not 
resemble his present successor in the Senate, 
Mr. Frye; yet the great ability of both was 
largely developed by the training they 
received in their college days at Bowdoin. It 
is true they had the genius to start with; but 
it has received its first impulse. So with all 
our men now in. public service. Who could 
detect a common source for the beginningi 
of the education of two men so far apart in 
the direction their talents have taken as the 
head of the Life-Saving Service, Mr. Kim- 
ball, and the Chief Justice, Mr. Fuller? Yet 
they were college mates, forty years ago. 

It is a natural tendency when one who 
loves an institution has been calling to mind 
its past triumphs to feel a sudden fear that 
its present influence is not equal to what its 
pa.st has been. But in our case the considera- 
tion of the number of worthy men who now 
give allegiance to Bowdoin will soon drive 
away such unwelcome fears, and show that 
there has been no time when, in the political 
world, especially, the influence of Bowdoin- 
trained men was so felt as it is at the begin- 
ning of this new year. It is true that a part 
of these public men are old, and almost belong 
to a former generation ; but the) still keep 
their vitality and force, and are by no means 
out of the current of affairs. Moreover, 
from the time of Fessenden to our own, there 
have always been young graduates of Bow- 
floin who by hard work are qualifying them- 



selves to step into places left vacant, and keep 
Bowdoin College from becoming a forgotten 
name. And there always will be men of this 
kind ready, unless we fellows now living the 
life that they lived here forget the famous 
examples behind us, and do not profit by it 
as they profited. Let us not look at the past 
and present alone, but at the future, when 
perhaps we shall have the chance to be spoken 
of as one of whom his Alma Mater is most 
proud. Shall we then be found ready? 

— Robinson, 1903. 



CALENDAR. 

Tuesday, Jan. 23. — Lecture, Professor Files. 
Thursday, Jan. 25. — First Junior Assembly. 
Saturday, Jan. 27.— Boston College Indoor 
Meet. 

Sunday, Jan. 28.— Day of Prayer for Colleges. 
Saturday, Feb. 3. — B. A. A. Indoor Meet. 
Friday, Feb. p.-^Minstrel Show. 
Thursday, Fee. 'is.— '68 Prize Speaking. 
Monday, Feb. 19. — Jury Meeting. 
Thursday, Feb. 22.— Washington's Birthday. 
Friday, March 23.— College Indoor Meet. 
Monday-Friday, April 2-6.— Examinations. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 

Files, '03, is out sick. 
Willey, '01, is out teaching. 
Ward, 1900, is out teaching. 
Hamlin, ex-'pS, has joined 1900. 
Marshall, '93, is at work in Portland. 
Woodbury, 1900, has returned from teaching in 
Aroostook County. 

Hadlock, '99, has been chosen athletic instructor 
at Hamilton College. 

Burnell, 1900, has lately been visiting friends at 
University of Maine. 

The first of the Junior Assemblies will occur the 
twenty-fifth of this month. 

Many small parties of students have lately been 
to Cabin's for a shore supper. 

Sylvester and Mitchell are the Sophomore and 
Freshman gymnasium instructors. 

The fine skating at Merrymeeting Park has been 
enjoyed by many of the students. 



192 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



The Sophomore Greek Class is reading Lysias. 
It seems natural to have our friends, the 
"medics," with us again. 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity took supper 
at Cahill's, Friday evening. 

Walker, 'oi, is to be out teaching for the re- 
remainder of the year. 

Yale's new 27-year-old professor of political 
economy is the latest tribute to the intellectual vigor 
of youth. — Boston Herald. 

A class is being organized to take foot-ball 
training every Wednesday and Saturday in place 
of regular gymnasium work. 

The Alumni Association of New York held its 
annual meeting and banquet on the evening of Jan- 
uary loth. About forty were present. Professor 
MacDonald represented the college. Among the 
speakers was Thomas Brackett Reed. 

The following is taken from the Tech : 

As the race with Bowdoin comes 
almost immediately after two weeks of exams, it 
will be the more creditable for us if we win. 
The prospects for a successful relay team are, how- 
ever, very bright, with all of last winter's team 
back and several new aspirants for a place on the 
team. . . . 

Ten or twelve schools have already signified 
their intention to send teams to the Bowdoin invi- 
tation meet. Among them are Kent's Hill, Port- 
land, Bangor, Lewiston High, Eastern JVIaine Con- 
ference Seminary of Bucksport, IMaine Central 
Institute of Pittsfield, Deering High, Brunswick 
High, and Brewer High. 

The Minstrel Show will be given Friday, Feb- 
ruary ninth. It will be concluded by a one-act 
farce, called "Box and Cox." Rehearsals are pro- 
gressing in a very encouraging manner, and much 
interest is being shown by the entire college. 
There will be specialties by Appleton, Snow, 
Edwards, Whitney, Mitchell, Preble, and Green. 
After the entertainment a dance will be given, 
which it is expected will be one of the principal soci- 
ety events of the year. 

The order of the ten leading American univer- 
sities, arranged according to the student population 
as registered November i, 1899, and tabulated in 
the Harvard Graduates' Magasine, is, Harvard 5,250, 
Michigan 3,346, Pennsylvania 3,346, Columbia 3,083, 
Yale 2,688, Cornell 2,645, Wisconsin 2,025, Chicago 
1,680, Princeton 1,194, and Johns Hopkins 632. 
These figures have possibly changed a little in the 
last two months, and the order in some cases may 
now be different. 



On the 27th of this month Bowdoin is to run 
Amherst at the Boston College meet in Mechanics' 
Hall, Boston. This match has been recently 
arranged and the team has had little training. 
Nevertheless, a close and exciting contest is 
expected. One week later Bowdoin will run Tech 
a'f the B. A. H. games. Tech has without doubt 
the best relay team of any of the colleges of its size. 
Bowdoin's team will be picked from the following 
men : Edwards. Snow, Kendall, Cloudman, and 
Furbish. 

The London Lancet, observing the obstinate 
tendency of many minds to believe that cigarettes 
are poisonous, has lately gathered a collection of 
American cigarettes and caused them to be analyzed. 
It reports that there is nothing of consequence in 
them except tobacco, so, unless that is poisonous, 
they contain no poisons. A conclusive reflection 
against the supposition that American cigarettes 
contain morphine, opium, arsenic, and other such 
deleterious things is that these ingredients are 
pretty dear, whereas most American cigarettes are 
far too cheap to contain high-priced poisons. The 
trouble with cigarettes, in so far as there is trouble, 
is that most persons who use them inhale the 
smoke. They are bad for boys, and some boys they 
really do seem to 'poison ; that is, they bring out 
the poison that is in the bo}', and make it so active 
that the boy is not of much use. A thoroughly 
sound boy isn't likely to be damaged by any rea- 
sonable experience of cigarettes, though they won't 
do him any good, and are a mischief in any case. 

—Ex. 



PERSONALS. 



The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class 
secretaries, in procuring items of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

'zy. — Rev. George Warren Field, D.D., of Ban- 
gor, famous throughout New England as a scholar, 
theologian and preacher, died at his home in Ban- 
gor on Wednesday afternoon, January 10, 1900, of 
cancer of the stomach. He had been ill for two 
weeks. Dr. Field was born in Belfast on Decem- 
ber 9, 1S18. He graduated from Bowdoin College 
at Brunswick in 1837 and thereafter taught school 
in Freedom, Belfast and Gorham. In 1846, having 
given up teaching for the study of theology, he 
graduated from Bangor Seminary, and was ordained 
as a pastor in Brewer in 1853. Until 1855 he re- 
mained in that city, when he was called to Salem 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



193 



Street Cliurch, Boston, remaining there unill 1863, 
when he came to the Central Church in Bangor. 
From 1863 to 1892 Dr. Field was pastor of the 
Central Church. In 1869 Bowdoin College made 
him a doctor of divinity. In 1876 Dr. Field was 
united in marriage with Mrs. Chapin Humphrey of 
Belfast. His wife survives, but there are no chil- 
dren. After his retirement in 1892. Dr. Field fre- 
quently assisted on sacramental occasions, weddings, 
and funerals, and continued in a quiet way the 
work of the church in which he had been so long 
and so faithfully engaged. As a man he was firm, 
undeviating in the pursuit of what he thought was 
right, without regard to private interests. He was 
singularly outspoken and public-spirited, a bene- 
I factor to the city, and looked upon with love and 
respect by all parties and denominations alike. He 
was a strong Republican, and was illustrious for 
his well-timed and patriotic speeches during the 
dark days of the Civil War, and for his abiding 
faith in his country and his flag. By more than 
one generation of his fellow-men, George Warren 
Field will be remembered as a good man. 

'ZT- — Charles E. Pike, the last of a well known 
Calais family, recently died at his home in St. Paul, 
Minn. Mr. Pike was a lawyer and practiced in Maine, 
Massachusetts, and Wisconsin for many years. In 
early life he was one of the first Free Soilers and 
one of the founders of the Republican party in 
Massachusetts. In 1844, vt-hile a member of the 
Maine Legislature, he wrote the resolutions which, 
according to the custom of that time, brought before 
the people the name of Taylor for the Presidency. 
Later he was one of the group of the first Republi- 
cans in the Massachusetts Legislature. In 1859 he 
removed to Wisconsin and founded the Oshkosh 
Northwestern, which during the war was a radical 
supporter of Lincoln. In 1865 he was appointed 
solicitor of the International Revenue Department 
and Assistant Attorney-General of the United 
States. 

'41. — E.x-Governor Frederick Robie was united 
in marriage to Miss Martha Cressey of Gorham on 
the morning of January loth. The ceremony was 
performed by the Rev. George W. Reynolds of 
Gorham. It was a quiet wedding with no attempt 
at display. 

'S7- — Cards have been received bearing the firm 
name of Henry and Robert Newbegin (57 and '96), 
Attorneys and Counselors at Law, Defiance, Ohio. 
Bankruptcy and Corporation Law Specialties. 

M. '72.— Dr. Milton W. Hall of Roxbury, for- 
merly of Saco, died at his home, 445 Blue Hill Ave- 
nue, Roxbury, January loth, of pneumonia. He was 
educated in the Casco public schools, the French 
school at Providence, R. I., Bowdoin College, and 



the Maine Medical School. For a number of years 
he practiced his profession in Saco. About twelve 
years ago he went to Boston, and he has practiced 
in Roxbury ever since. He was examiner for the 
Boston district of the Provident Life and Trust 
Company of Philadelphia and was a member of the 
Massachusetts Medical Society, the Masons and 
Odd Fellows. Dr. Hall was well known in Rox- 
bury and Dorchester. He was an extensive real 
estate owner, and recently erected a large block at 
the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Warren Street, 
in which is Jubilee Hall. He leaves a widow and 
two sons. His age was fifty-one years. 

'73- — Judge Andrew P. Wiswell has been 
appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial 
Court to succeed John A. Peters, resigned. 

'74. — At a recent meeting of the York County 
Medical Society, W. T. Goodale of Saco was elected 
president. 

'75- — Frederick A. Powers will succeed Judge 
Wiswell to the position of associate justice. 

'75- — The death of Charles A. Black occurred 
Monday, December 11, 1899, at Gowanda, N. Y. 
He suffered a short but severe illness of two weeks. 
Professor Black was at the time of his death prin- 
cipal of the Gowanda High School, a position which 
he had filled with credit for eight years. By the 
state board of regents he was considered one of 
the best instructors under their jurisdiction. The 
present high standing of the school is due largely 
to his successful management. The remains were 
sent to Damariscotta, Me., for interment. He 
leaves a widow, who is the present preceptress of 
the school. 

M. 'yy. — Dr. J. B. Twaddle, a physician of many 
years' practice, who served as a surgeon in the 
U. S. army in Cuba, will locate in Bethel at once. 
He graduated from Bowdoin in the same class 
with his brother, J. A. Twaddle, who is also prac- 
ticing medicine in Bethel. 

'84. — At the meeting of the Maine Democratic 
Club in Portland, January 8th, Llewellyn Barton 
was elected president for the ensuing year. . 

'89. — Bernard C. Carroll of Stockton, Cal., has 
gone to Washington as private secretary to Con- 
gressman Marion DeVries of California. 

'89. — Ferdinand J. Libby, now a Boston attorney, 
has just won a law suit which has been in 
the Massachusetts courts for some time, and has 
been decided by the court of last resort, whose find- 
ing will form a precedent for future action in all 
cases of like nature. A few years ago Mr. Libby 
was principal of the High School at Douglass, 
Mass. During his incumbency the school was 
closed by order of the school committee, because 
of the prevalence of a contagious disease in the 



194 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



town, and during the period for which the school 
was closed, so much of Mr. Libby's salary was 
withheld. Mr. Libby stood ready to teach and 
promptly demanded his salary. It was refused, and 
the law suit was the result. The town of Douglass 
fought the case vigorously, but its exceptions were 
overruled by the full bench of the supreme court, 
and the town must pay Mr. Libby the arrears in his 
salary. 

E-x-'85. — The wedding of Morrill Goddard, the 
New York journalist, and Miss Jessamine Rugg 
took place at St. Luke's Church, Hot Springs, Ark., 
on December 28, 1899. The bride is a daughter of 
Col. D, C. Rugg, a retired millionaire of Hot 
Springs. Mr. Goddard is editor of the New York 
Sunday Journal. He received the degree of A.B. 
from Dartmouth in 1885. 

'90. — Henry Hastings, who was recently admitted 
to the bar in Portland, has purchased Judge Frye's 
law library and will locate in Bethel ; probably in 
the office occupied so many years by R. A. Frye. 

"gi. — E. H. Newbegin resigned as rector of St. 
Andrew's Church, Ayer, Mass., where he has been 
preaching for the past three years, to accept a call 
to St, John's Church, Bangor, Me. He held his 
first service in Bangor, Sunday, December loth. 

'95. — Dr. Charles E. D. Lord, assistant surgeon 
at the United States Marine Hospital at Stapleton, 
Staten Island, and Miss Annie L. Ingersoll of Bid- 
deford were married Monday evening, January 8th, 
at the residence of the bride's father, Richmond H. 
Ingersoll. The ceremony was performed by the 
Rev. E. M. Cousins ('77), pastor of the Second 
Congregational Church. Miss Isabelle M. Jones of 
Maiden, Mass., was maid of honor, and Dr. W. S. A. 
Kimball, assistant surgeon at the National Soldiers' 
Home, and a classmate of the groom, acted as best 
man. Among the ushers were Joseph B. Roberts, 
'9.5, and IJ. D. Lord, '97, a brother of the grocim. 

"97. — R. S. Hagar has been travelling abroad 
since October, 1899. He will spend the year in 
Germany, France, and England. 

'97. — R. S. Randall is teaching at Princeton, 
Maine. 

'97- — The Orient has i'eceived notice without par- 
ticulars of the recent marriage of Frank Stearns. 

'98. — The engagement of H. M. Bisbee, principal 
of the Brewer High School, to Miss Maude A. 
Wells of Lynn, Mass., was recently announced. 



"I'm in a sea of love and delight, darling," said 
Adolphus. Just then her father entered with the 
soothing suggestion: "Then I'll tow you ashore, 
young man." 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Alpha Delta Phi House, 
Brunswick, Me., Jan. 15, 1900. 

Whereas. God in His wisdom has seen fit to 
remove from our midst the Rev. George Warren 
Field of the Class of 1837, 

Resolved, That the Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha 
Delta Phi mourns the loss of a true and loyal brother 
whose life has been an honor to the fraternity. 

Resolved, That our sincerest sympathy be 
extended to his bereaved wife and friends, and that 
a copy of these resolutions be sent to the wife of 
our late brother and to the Bowdoin Orient. 

Hugh Francis Quinn, 
Edmund Hayes, 
Harold Randall Webb. 



A suggestion for those who take History i.- 
"Where was Magna Charta signed?" asked 
teacher in a London board school. " Please, sir, 
the bottom." — Tid-Bits. 



ALL, KINDS OF 



^^^^^»5*^sf^^ 



PRINTING 



iw-s^^rrfssw^: 



EXECUTED AT THE 



JOURNAL OFFICE, LEWI8T0N, ME. 



WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF 



^IRST- ilLASS * f RLNTING 



FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BEUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUAEY 25, 1900. 



No. 22. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVBKT THURSDAY DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
TEAR BY THE STUDENTS OP 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babe, 1!)00, Editor-in-Chief. 

IsLAY P. McCoRMiCK, 1900, .... Bu.siuess Manager. 
George C. Wheeler, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 

Joseph C. Pearson, 1900, Personals. 

Harry C. McOarty, 1900, Personals. 

Philip L. Pottle, 1900, College News. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902 College News. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902, College News. 

Charles E. Bellatty, 1902 Athletics. 

Frank B. Mitchell, M., 1902, . . . Medical School. 

Per annum, in advance, $2.00. 

Single Copies, 10 Cents. 

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

Remittances should he made to the Business Manag;er. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should he directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

Entered at the Poat-OtBce at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 22.— January 25, 1900. 

Editorial Notes 195 

Bowdoin One Hundred Years Ago and Now .... 196 

England and the Transvaal 197 

A Boston Lassie 200 

Calendar 200 

College News 201 

Y. M. C. A 201 

Personals 202 

The ice and snow sliding from the roofs 
of the different buildings during the middle 
of these warmer days has an element of dan- 
ger in it so serious that the Orient hardly 
understands why it has been neglected. The 
weight of these slides are often sufficient to 
injure even to a broken neck any unwary 



student who happens to be underneath ; and 
that such accidents haven't occurred is truly 
not the fault of those whose duty it is to care 
for the campus. 

It surely cannot be a very superhuman 
task to clear the snow from the roofs after 
a storm, while it is essential to the safety 
and comfort of the students as reason could 
expect. Let the force be increased if there 
are not enough hands, for such evident neg- 
lect ought not to be countenanced a moment 
by the college. The fellows object to it 
universally, and it is only just that their 
wishes in this respect be carried out. 



It is a simple matter for students to turn 
off the hot water in the baths after using it, 
yet so many neglect it that half the time the 
hot water has run to waste, and fellows have 
to use ice-cold water on their hot and perspir- 
ing bodies, the risk of which is exceedingly 
dangerous. Particular efforts are made daily 
to keep a roaring fire under the boilers, and 
with any sort of decent usage there would 
be plenty of hot water for all. The fellows 
ought to remember this and be more thought- 
ful ; it is selfish and unfair to inconvenience 
so many of our mates by such carelessness. 
Oftentimes it may be one of our best athletes 
who is so misused, and who can tell the result 
of a cold shock on a man in the pink of con- 
dition ! Let the fellows remedy this matter 
at once before we have an unpleasant experi- 
ence to force the harm of this carelessness 
upon us. 



The Mandolin Glee Club this year is a 
strong and excellent organization. Its selec- 
tions are not beyond the scope of college 
talent, and the music is both tuneful and char- 
acteristic of college life. Bowdoin has a very 



196 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



fair reputation in New England for producing 
splendid musical clubs and it is with consid- 
erable satisfaction the Orient realizes that 
this standing is to be fully maintained another 
year. Of course the chief interest in the 
club's schedule is centered about the dates of 
the Boston trip. It is here the best concerts 
are given and the ablest critics sit in judge- 
ment. The most profuse compliments were 
tendered the club last year by the college men 
and friends of Boston; even the daily papers 
spoke of the Maine boys in high terms. This 
record should be bettered next week, and the 
ability of Bowdoin in the gentler and cultured 
activities of college men placed above ques- 
tion. The fellows have the best wishes and 
the thorough interest of the college behind 
them. So bring back more honor to the col- 
lege. We like it. 



The gander club has given us a dainty bit 
of sense and nonsense in the first number of 
the Quill. Especially fitting, it seems, was the 
article on Thomas Brackett Reed, while the 
two contributions of verse by one of our 
young alumni and a Sophomore were of the 
sort that is acceptable above all others to col- 
lege men. The other articles are of no small 
merit, and the tracks themselves are quaint 
and amusing. Many thanks for your first 
issue. May all the volume be as interesting 
and entertaining. 



BOWDOIN ONE HUNDRED YE.4RS 
AGO AND NOW. 

Every student must indeed feel interested 
in the growth and development of his col- 
lege; in its small beginning and gradual rise 
into prominence, and in its struggles before 
reaching whatever degree of importance it 
may have attained. 

In 1802 Bowdoin was opened as a college 
for the advantage of the Maine districts. 
There had already occurred its share of trials. 
Such an institution had long been needed in 



Maine on account of the increased popula- 
tion and the expense of travelling to Har- 
vard. Many attempts were made to found a 
college, but several different cities wanted it. 
So, 'S.S the people were unable to agree upon 
its location, the establishment was delayed 
from time to time. Finally a compromise 
was made and a charter granted a college to 
be situated at Brunswick. This was June 24, 
1794. The delays, however, continued. The 
uncultivated lands granted the institution 
could not be sold nor could money be raised 
in other ways sufficiently to start the con- 
struction of the first building. Then, 'too, 
the governing boards disagreed as to the 
amount that ought to be expended in con- 
struction. It was eight years after the 
charter had been granted when the first build- 
ing, Massachusetts Hall, was completed. 
This alone at first contained the home of the 
president and students, besides the library, 
recitation rooms, and chapel. 

At length this building was finished and 
a president and one professor chosen. In 
September, 1802, President McKeen and 
Professor Abbot were inaugurated into their 
offices and the college opened. The first class 
numbered eight. How quiet the campus 
must have been ! 

At that time one might start in a stage 
coach through the muddy, half -made roads, 
or, if he lived in Masachusetts, by ship and, 
after perhaps a week on the way, arrive at 
a few buildings a short distance south of the 
village of Brunswick. If about to enter col- 
lege he would easily find his new home in the 
plain brick building. 

The student was compelled to take his 
meals at the commons, which was at a tavern 
near where the Congregational church now 
stands. Except to eat, a student need not go 
out of the building in which he lived, but only 
passed from one room to another. He was 
almost always under the control of the col- 
lege officers, especially two or three years 
after the college was opened, when tutors, of 



BOWDOIN OKIENT. 



197 



which there were then several, personally 
cared for and controlled the undergraduates. 
When the first dormitory was built the tutors 
occupied the second floor, and the Freshmen 
in the rooms below had the pleasure of being 
a sort of errand boy for them, thus being 
called tutor's Freshmen. 

Most of the studies taken up are now 
studied, but a few are found only in the pres- 
ent preparatory schools. Therefore students 
might enter much • younger than they other- 
wise could. 

After four years as a college several new 
buildings were erected and the place began 
to take on more the appearance of a college. 

The first Commencement occurred in 
September, 1806. .Of course the Trustees and 
Overseers were present and, owing to the 
importance of the event a very large num- 
ber of visitors came, many even from Massa- 
chusetts. There was a severe rain storm at 
the time and the exercises were held in the 
unfinished church. The President in the 
pulpit had an umbrella over his head and the 
others protected themselves as they could. 
Thus the other exercises of commencement 
continued and the rain, mud, and pitchy dark- 
ness could be enjoyed at their worst. Yet 
it is said that the novelty of everything was 
enjoyed, and it was certainly long remem- 
bered. 

If the size of the college, as it was then, 
seems small, this was more than made up by 
its high standard and by the character of 
those in control. The examinations from the 
first were equal to those at Harvard. Its 
ofiicers were men of excellent ability and high 
character. Under them it slowly but surely 
grew larger and stronger. 

The standard set at that early period has 
apparently been upheld ever since. There 
have been many difficulties in obtaining money 
to micet the expenses, but these were only for 
the time and could not check the steady 
increase of the college. 

To-day Bowdoin would undoubtedly seem 



strange to one of the first students were one 
to return. He might recognize the original 
building which at his time was almost every- 
thing, but the Art Building, Memorial Hall, 
the Science Building and a few others could 
not fail to cause surprise. The practice of 
boarding in clubs might also interest him 
who had been compelled to eat at the old 
tavern. Then perhaps he would look inside 
at the number of names which fill the list of 
the Faculty, and consider the condition of 
the college in its diflferent branches. After 
he had found out the various buildings and 
had learned of the affairs of his Alma Mater, 
at many things the former student might not 
show much astonishment. He might say 
that this prosperity was only continuing what 
had been begun by the early founders; that 
much of the advance was along the lines of 
the standard set at the beginning. This, 
however, will take nothing from the college 
as it is now, but will rather show its aim has 
always been high. At any rate it seems able 
to cope with whatever difficulties may be 
before it. Surely it can look back upon the 
past without reproach and forward to the 
future without fear. 

—1903. 



ENGLAND AND THE TRANSVAAL. 



A Few Opinions from Members of the 

F.\CULTY ON THE SoUTH AFRICAN CON- 
FLICT. 

Dr. Whittier says : 

To form an opinion of the merits of Boers 
and British in South Africa, perhaps it will 
be well to ignore details and regard only the 
broader lines of the "question. 

No one can deny that in her relations with 
her colonies, England stands for honest gov- 
ernment, commercial prosperity, and twenti- 
eth century civilization. Give England con- 
trol of South Africa and there will be a rail- 
road from Cairo to the Cape, development of 
the resources of the country, government 



198 



BOWDOm ORIENT. 



with a civil service as honest and efficient as 
that of India. Accounts most favorable to 
the Transvaal promise no ■ such results from 
Boer control. The Boer government is repre- 
sented as bigoted and perhaps dishonest. All 
agree that the Boer civilization is a hundred 
years behind that of England. In their harsh 
treatment of the Uitlanders, the Boers stand 
for the taxation without representation 
principle that Americans have ever opposed. 
So while one admires the bravery of the 
Boers, regard for the future of Africa com- 
pels the hope that British success will be 
immediate and complete. 

Professor MacDonald says: 

The success of Great Britain in South 
Africa means the triumph of a higher stage 
of civilization over a lower; and with such a 
triumph I find myself entirely in sympathy. 
While a war between powers so unequal is 
always regrettable, and, in this instance, with 
more moderation and good sense on the part 
of Mr. Chamberlain, and less obstinacy and 
pretence on the part of President Kruger, 
might perhaps have been averted, to say that 
the war is unnecessary and unjustifiable is 
to say that events would not be what they are 
if human nature had been different — a remark 
certainly more obvious than illuminating. 
Whether a nation shall go to war with another 
or not is, in the last analysis, a matter of 
political discretion; and if diplomacy and 
moral suasion had ceased to be effective as 
they seemed to, the great interests of Eng- 
land in the South African Republic, together 
with the stubborn denial of substantial rights 
to the Uitlanders, make a better justification 
for forcible interference than most wars have. 

Professor Chapman says : 

I do not feel sufficiently familiar with the 
conditions that prevailed in South Africa 
before the war to pass an opinion upon the 
respective acts of the two governments in 
bringing on the conflict. It is probable that 
Mr. Chamberlain was exasperating in his 



manner of asking concessions from the Boer 
government in the interest of Englishmen, 
and that President Kruger was obstinate and 
unreasonable in refusing them. There is 
reason to believe that the Boers wanted war 
and were prepared for it, and that the Eng- 
lish expected to have their claim granted with- 
out war for which they were unprepared. 
Now that the war is in progress my sym- 
pathies are with the English. Their claims, 
I believe, are substantially just, and their 
victory in the conflict will be for the ultimate 
benefit of the people and the government of 
South Africa, and in the interest of civiliza- 
tion everywhere. 

Professor Files says : 

In his private estimate of the justice in 
the war which England is waging in South 
Africa, the average American is influenced as 
much, probably, by a certain natural prejudice 
as by any positive connection on his own part. 
One of us hates the land-grabbing policy of 
the English and trust that the Boers may 
ultimately be victorious ; another favors Eng- 
land and believes implicitly in her cause. If 
these statements are intended to be more or 
less of the nature of "confessions of faith," 
I must frankly subscribe to a genuine interest 
in the cause of England. 

The conditions which gave rise to the war 
were so numerous and involved that they seem 
too intricate for the lay mind to unravel. 
There is one, however, which, although not 
wholly unknown in the history of nations, is 
certainly unique as a cause of war, viz., the 
unpopular constitutional requirement of the 
Boers that the children of English-speaking 
parents shall be educated in the Dutch lan- 
guage in schools. This is by no means the 
smallest grievance in the eyes of the British. 

A certain member of the Bowdoin Faculty 
summed up the national obligation of English 
fathers and mothers in the following rather 
forcible manner. This gentleman, it seems, 
has travelled in Holland and, we may assume, 
has experienced some of the difficulties of the 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



199 



Dutch language. At least, he now avows 
that if he were an Englishman in South 
Africa, he would fight to the last drop of 
blood, if anyone tried to force him to learn 
the Dutch tongue; and there is certainly a 
shadow of argument in his views. 

Yet from the Boer's side, this provision is 
most necessary if they hope to preserve their 
language. The Uitlanders are in excess in 
point of population; the great majority of 
these foreigners are English-speaking. From 
the experience of other peoples under similar 
conditions, we know that it is a matter of but 
a short time before the Dutch language would 
be entirely supplanted by the English. The 
native vigor and richness of the English 
tongue gives it a quality which makes it 
desirable above the Dutch ; the latter would 
certainly have sunk early into the background. 

But the Boers in this, as in all things, are 
conservative. Their methods and customs 
are distinctly those of a past generation. In 
spite of their present successes, there is every 
reason to believe that they must give way to 
a more enlightened and progressive nation. 

Professor Emery says : 

The present situation in South Africa is 
an admirable illustration of the impossibility 
of applying the code of private ethics to inter- 
national affairs. In private disputes there is 
always a right and a wrong and ultimately 
an established tribunal to determine tlie issue. 
Among nations there constantly arise conflicts 
of interest in which the rights of the two 
parties are so nearly equal that to pass judg- 
ment in favor of one of them is impossible. 
Unless one nation yields out of weakness, the 
result is war. Such seems to me the situation 
in South Africa. 

The Boers were in possession of the coun- 
try when the English began to pour in, and 
they realized that the dominant position of 
their race would be overthrown if the out- 
landers were given full political rights. Con- 
sequently they passed such laws as would 
keep them in permanent control of the govern- 



ment though a minority of the population. 
And to-day they are fighting to defend this 
position. Who shall blame them? 

But in the meantime the English have 
come in. There is the fact for England. 
There are more English in the Transvaal than 
Boers. They have invested their money 
there and own (it is said) nine-tenths of the 
property. They pay the taxes and have 
neither a voice in the government, nor the 
ordinary protection to property, health or 
liberty that England guarantees foreigners in 
her own borders. It is too late to tell them 
to get out if they don't like it. The interests 
of a hundred thousand Englishmen are at 
stake, and the English government has inter- 
fered to see that they get fair play, not as 
the term may be interpreted by the Boers, but 
as it is understood in England. What decent 
government would not? 

It is then an "irrepressible conflict,'' 
between an unprogressive people fighting for 
life and a progressive people fighting for 
growth. And the real issue is as to which 
race shall be the dominant race in South 
Africa, for the evidence seems to show that 
the Boers have been every whit as aggressive 
as the English, with dreams of an independent 
Dutch South Africa. 

As to our sympathies, no one can fail to 
have a generous feeling for the brave farmers 
fighting for their own, but the English, too, 
are fighting for their own ; — for their suprem- 
acy in South Africa which they have fairly 
won in the past. If possession of a country 
had always been respected by strong races, 
progress would have stopped in pre-historic 
times. Our tears may be for the Boers, but 
our prayers can be only for those of our own 
race who will turn their victory into prosperity 
and progress under a free government. 

Professor Robinson says : 

As to the merits of the present war in 
South Africa, I know too little to express an 
opinion which should have any weight. My 
feeling is that a conflict of some kind was 



200 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



inevitable owing to the state of mind of both 
parties. Neither had any confidence or trust 
in the other, and probably for good reason. 
President Kruger was just as sure that his 
people must in the end fight the British as of 
anything in the world, and narrow, bigoted, 
positive men like him never give up an idea 
when once entertained. It evidently became 
a part of his religion. I don't think that he 
expected to have to fight simply to hold his 
present ground, he was not looking forward 
to a mere struggle for existence, but he and 
others around him have evidently had some- 
thing of the "manifest destiny" idea in their 
minds, that Africa belonged to them and they 
were in a sense God's chosen people to inherit 
the land. To this end the people have been 
armed and drilled for years, not so much for 
self -protection as conquest. England on the 
other hand has done nothing to convince them 
that they were wrong. She has been unfor- 
tunate in her governors, and in the attitude 
of her representative men. But I do not 
believe that she really intended to provoke a 
war or to absorb the Transvaal or Orange 
Free State. She is not free from blame in 
the matter, but in so far as it is a war of con- 
quest I think the Boers are more actuated by 
that idea than the English. It may seem an 
absurd notion that a little nation like that 
should hope to wrest sovereignty in any 
degree irorp England, but nothing is absurd 
to a narrow, ignorant, religious, people, how- 
ever honest they may be. I admire the Boers 
for the brave fight they have made, but I 
believe the right is with England. She is 
paying heavily for mistakes of certain leaders, 
but she is fighting the battle of progress, and 
will win. 

As to the result it will not, I think, suit 
extremists on either side. The Boers will 
not gain South Africa, but their brave fight 
will insure the permanence of their govern- 
ment. However badly they may be beaten 
hereafter, England will not dare absorb peo- 
ple who have fought her so well. Other 



nations will protest even if she is disposed to 
do so. But as I do not believe their country 
was in danger even if they hadn't gone to 
war, that seems a sorry outcome for so much 
loss of life. It seems to me, in short, a war 
due to misconceptions, and one which will 
end in disappointment for both sides. 



A BOSTON LASSIE. 
I met her in the mountains, so it chanced, 
Was attracted by her eyes, that gently danced, 

I was warned that she would phase 

Any j'outh that met her gaze ; 
But my reckless spirit longed to be entranced. 

The fellows said the case was most absurd. 
That a student of theology be lured 

By a pair of wicked eyes. 

And some softly murmured sighs. 
Still I constantly declared she was a "bird." 

She talked of nightly dinners, "The Touraine," 
And of theatre parties — while I thought with pain, 

If in Boston I should meet her 

And forgettingly should greet her, 
How my ministerial scholarship she'd drain. 

They tell me that, last summer, at Cape May, 
She managed things in so discreet a way. 

That the firm she represented 

Was delighted — then repented. 
When expenses ($200) it had to pay. 

If thus she uses men and money free. 

If, to her, expensive dinners are such glee. 

Oh, I hardly dare consider; 

For such thoughts my mind bewilder, 
As I wonder what she means to do with me. 

— C. C. R., 1900. 



CALENDAR.^ 

Thursday, Jan. 25. — First Junior Assembly. 
Saturday, Jan. 27. — Boston College Indoor 
Meet. 

Sunday, Jan. 28. — Day of Prayer for Colleges. 
Saturday, Feb. 3. — B. A. A. Indoor Meet. 
Friday, Feb. 9. — Minstrel Show. 
Thursday, Feb. 15. — '68 Prize Speaking. 
Monday, Feb. 19. — Jury Meeting. 
Thursday, Feb. 22. — Washington's Birthday. 
Friday, March 23. — College Indoor Meet. 
Monday-Friday, April 2-6. — Examinations. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



201 



COLLEGE NEWS. 

spear, igoo, spent Sunday in college. 

Stackpole has been awarded the Noyes prize for 
excellency in Political Economy. 

The inhabitants of North Maine now whistle 
whenever Pottle appears in sight. 

The concert in Memorial Hall last week by the 
Glee-Mandolin Club was worth going a long way to 
hear. 

The class in Latin ii listened to a very interesting 
and original paper by Bacon, 1900, last Thursday 
evening. 

While the Orient is going to press the Seniors 
and Juniors are electing class officers and parts for 
next June. 

A good way to court a sudden death is to ask 
"Judge" Hamlin what he had for supper on his 
Boothbay trip. 

The new drainage which was laid last summer 
did not prophesy anything encouraging for next 
spring during the thaw Sunday. 

Shaw, the stationer, informs us he has put in a 
line of text-books at bottom prices. We are glad to 
hear it, that is what we want. 

Professor Chapman spoke last week at the 
Teachers' Convention in Portland on "Moral Edu- 
cation Through School Work." 

The relay team are fast developing into cham- 
pionship form. They will need it to tackle success- 
fully Amherst and Technology in the same week. 

The Politics Club discussed English Politics and 
creamed oysters at Professor Emery's rooms last 
week. A jolly and profitable evening goes without 
saying. 

The hollow in front of the Art Building furnished 
a good-sized patch of ice after the recent thaw. It 
seems practical to flow this space and thus have 
skating there until the spring thaw. 

A bequest of $100,000 comes to Harvard by the 
will of a recent alumni of Harvard for the establish- 
ment of a professorship of the science of govern- 
ment. 

Walker, '01, has recently resigned from the 
Orient board. At a recent meeting the following 
men were taken on : Dole, '02, Wheeler, '01, and 
Mitchell, Med. '02. 

At a meeting of the Glee and Mandolin Clubs 
Saturday evening, it was unanimously voted that 
Boothbay Harbor is all right, but that Flynt was 
rather selfish to dance eleven times with the same 
girl. 



Sills and Dana entertained the History Club last 
week. The question up for consideration was the 
probable dissolution of the Austrian Hungarian 
Empire, after which the fellows enjoyed the con- 
cocting of creamed oysters. 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon Club were tendered a 
banquet last Monday evening by Mr. Inman. 
Besides the club, Professor Little and Smith, Dr. 
Whittier, Rev. McLaughlin Russell, '97, Hill, '99, and 
Minard, ex-1900, were gathered about the sumptu- 
ously laden board. 

A party of students occupied two boxes at Music 
Hall, Lewiston, Saturday night. Those present were 
Knight, Levensaler, Pottle, and Wood, 1900 ; Smith, 
1901 ; Eastman, Rolfe, and Dorman, 1902; White, 
Conners, Nutter, Pearl, Abbott, Dana, and Greene, 
1903. 

The thirtieth annual meeting of the Bowdoin 
Alumni of Portland and vicinity will be held on 
Saturday, January 27, 1900, at the Falmouth Hotel, 
Portland. It is hoped that this will be the largest 
and most successful meeting of the Association. The 
oration will be given by Mr. Henry L. Chapman of 
Class of 1866, the Poem by Mr. Clarence W. Peabody 
of the Class of 1893, and Mr. Fabius M. Ray of the 
Class of 1861 will act as Toastmaster. The business 
meeting will be held at seven o'clock p.m., and at 
its close dinner will be served. 

Professor William R. Chapman of New York, 
director of the Maine Musical Festival, in a recent 
interview, said : " Speaking of college glee clubs, I 
want to tell you that I never listened to a more 
pleasing entertainment than that given by the Bow- 
doin Glee, Mandolin and Guitar Clubs the other 
night. Both the Glee and the Mandolin Clubs are 
exceptionally good, but I think that I never heard 
such delicacy of shading and finish in any similar 
combination of instruments. I did not before realize 
that there was so much real music in mandolins and 
guitars." — Bangor Whig and Courier. 



Y. M. C. fi. 

Disappointments are good for individuals, so we 
presume they are good training for organizations; 
however, we are not anxious for any more of the 
kind in question. The schedule of the Student Vol- 
unteer Secretaries for the winter provided for a two 
days' visit (January 28-29) at Bowdoin by one of 
their representatives, Mr. F. M. Gilbert, recently sec- 
retary of the student associations of Boston. A letter 
received this week from the International Committee 
states that Mr. Gilbert's eastern trip will have to be 
postponed, as he has not yet returned from the Brit- 



202 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



ish Volunteer Convention, at which he represented 
the American movement. 

This disarranges several plans, among which was 
a presentation of the association and its work to the 
Medical students. Some other special way will be 
taken to introduce the association work in this 
department ; in the meantime all Medical students are 
most heartily welcomed to the services and privileges 
of the Association. 

The mid-week service on January i8th was led by 
Atherton. The subject considered was the appeal of 
religion to the educated man. We realize that here 
in college the time of most men is completely filled, 
and an invitation to a service of this sort is quickly 
turned oflf by the excuse of "no time." To this 
excuse the association answers. All right, when you 
do find time, just drop in to the service. The sub- 
jects taken up are practical, the meeting is short, no 
one will question you on your belief, if you want to 
speak on the subject everybody is glad to hear you, 
whether you take the customary view or not. Every- 
body interested in these practical questions of a moral 
and religious nature should come in as often as pos- 
sible and make these meetings of interest and profit 
to the student body. 

President Hyde spoke at the Sunday service Jan- 
uary 21 St, his subject being the story of the rich 
young man who claimed that he had kept the ten 
commandments. The discourse pointed out most 
plainly how we keep the commandments in letter and 
fall far short of their spirit. 

The Day of Prayer for Colleges will be observed 
on next Sunday, January 28th, by a sermon before 
the Y. M. C. A. at the church in the morning, and 
the usual afternoon service. Dr. Jenkins of Port- 
land will be the preacher of the day. 



PERSONALS. 

The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class 
secretaries, in procuring items of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

'70. — D. S. Alexander is now serving his second 
term in Congress from the 33d New York district, 
one of the two Buffalo districts. Mr. Alexander 
serves on two of the important House Committees, 
viz., the Judiciary and the Rivers and Harbors. In 
the recent appointment of committees. Speaker Hen- 
derson appointed him fifth on the Judiciary and sev- 
enth on the Rivers and Harbors. These two appoint- 
ments are very pleasing, as they entitle Mr. Alexan- 
der to a place on either committee in case his party 



should be in the minority, and as he has already 
had considerable experience and has proven himself 
as a very useful and conscientious member of the 
House, his constituents can rest assured that he will 
continue his .proud record. As Mr. Alexander hails 
from a strong Republican district, it will undoubtedly 
be the policy of the party leaders to continue return- 
ing him, a policy which has been so conspicuous with 
Maine and has made the State so very strong and 
influential in the halls of Congress. 

'82. — A story of the Hon. Jesse Libby's method 
of obtaining testimony in the Cotton vs. Mechanic 
Falls case is told in a Maine paper. It is a case 
where Mrs. Cotton brings suit against the town of 
Mechanic Falls for damages, she having received 
serious injuries because of a bad plank in the walk, 
as she claimed. Now Jesse Libby of this town is 
for the plaintiff — it being the first case he has tried 
against his town, it is said, and on Sunday night, or 
rather Monday morning, January isth, at about two 
o'clock, some of the mill employes, on their way 
home from work, heard a mysterious sawing and 
hammering, and upon investigating, found Hon. Jesse 
Libby and Mr. Cotton busily at work about some- 
thing that seemed to please them a good deal. Now 
these men might have been working out their taxes, 
according to a previous agreement, for all that any- 
one knew for a certainty, but the men were not con- 
tent to let it go so, and they went at once to First 
Selectman Frank Millet, and told him what they had 
seen and heard. He started off down town as soon 
as he could get into his clothes, but before he arrived, 
the old boards had been ripped up, and the new ones 
were just fitted into position. The little skirmish 
has amused folks in town hugely, and it is expected 
that the planks will be a vivid and interesting bit of 
testimony when that case comes up. 



Patents Sold by Us 

When all others have failed. 

Corporations Formed and 
Capital Interested. 

MONEY WHITING TO BUY GOOD PATENTS. 

The largest Company, covering the most territory 
for the sale of patented inventions. 

Enclose stamp for full particulars. 

National Patent Promoting Co., 

7 Water Street, BOSTON, MASS. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY 1, 1900. 



Vol. XXIX. 



No. 23. 



J:5 O W 13 O J. N OKI E N T. 

PUBLISHKD EVERY THURSDAY DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGK. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babe, 1900, Editor-iu-Uhief . 

ISLAY V. McCoRMiCK, 1900, .... Busiiiess Manager. 
George C. Wheeler, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 

Joseph C. Pearson, 1900 Personals. 

Harry C. McCarty, 1900 Personals. 

Philip L. Pottle, 1900, College News. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902 College News. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902 College News. 

Charles E. Bellatty, 1902 Athletics. 

Frank B. Mitchell, M., 1902, . . . Medical Sclio 

Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies, 10 Cents. 

Extra copies can be obtained at tlie boolsstores or on applica 
Lion to tbe Business Manager. 

Ucniiltances should be made to tbe Business Manager . Com- 
munications In regard to all otlier matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chief. 

Entered at the Poat-Offlce at Brunswick as Second-OIass Mail Matter. 

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 23.— February 1, 1900. 

Editorial Notes 203 

Bowdoin Alumni Banquet 204 

The History of Fraternities at Bowdoin College . . 205 

Lecture on the Faust Legend 207 

Calendar 208 

College News 208' 

Athletics 209 

Personals 209 



One cannot help admiring the facility 
which Tufts has for obtaining ex-coUegians 
and ahimni of sister institutions in her enroll- 
ment. To glance at her base-ball candidates 
for the approaching season, as was in the Sun- 
day Herald, one must be struck with the famil- 
iar names of base-ball players which have fig- 



ured more or less prominently in recent college 
teams all over the country. Surely there 
seems to be a splendid affinity between 
Tufts and ex-college base-ball players. Just 
what is the nature of it? This tendency has 
been noticed for several years, until the can- 
didates for the season of 1900 almost suggest 
an all-college team. We sincerely wish Tufts 
all joy in her athletic policy, but cannot help 
fearing that some one may be unkind enough 
to suggest that there is method and induce- 
ments behind her good luck. 



In another column will be found the Senior 
appointments, which include all those who have 
attained an average rank of seven at least for 
the first three years and the first term of the 
last year. Essays are required from this list, 
and six are chosen to make the Commencement 
stage. The additional Phi Beta Kappa men 
are probably on this list, although they are not 
chosen until the rank for the last term has been 
ascertained. 



The proposed revised athletic constitution 
will probably be ready to meet the considera- 
tion of the student body some time next week. 
The advisory board has very carefully pre- 
pared one, the representatives of the under- 
graduate have another, and still a third will be 
completed after the Alumni meeting at Boston 
Saturday evening. The new constitution, 
which is to be determined by a mass-meeting 
of the students, will be either one of the three 
plans just mentioned, or a compilation from 
the same. 



Boston College held a very successful meet 
last Saturday night, and Bowdoin must admit 
that the fellows enjoyed her hospitality 
exceedingly, especially so in the relay race 
with another guest, and the low hurdles. 



204 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



To be sure the relay team beat Amherst, 
notwithstanding the training has been limited 
and inefficient, yet the time does not warrant 
a walk-over by any means with M. I. T. 
There may be good reasons for the slow time, 
the chief of which may be that they didn't have 
to run faster ; but we sincerely hope there are 
excuses and that inability does not explain it. 
M. I. T. usually sends out a relay team good 
for 3 m. i6 sec, on a pinch, and to beat that 
time it requires a team of stars. 

When we look at the men on our team and 
then at the record last Saturday, we feel con- 
vinced that there is some inconsistency, that 
the time is no criterion of our chances at the 
B. A. A. meet, but rather that the experience 
and ability of the men is the true criterion. If 
the latter hypothesis is correct, and our 
instinct says it is, Bowdoin will enjoy the B. 
A. A. meet not a whit less than the Boston 
CoUegfe meet. 



Class elections, unless entirely free from 
previous understandings and personal preju- 
dices, are liable to at least produce discord if 
not inferior men to represent the class at the 
time when the best impressions are the most 
desired. There are many elements in a class 
which, if tampered with, may result in evils 
that reach every phase of college life. Com- 
bines, deals, and oppositions to this or that 
man because of some principle too selfish and 
ignoble to be breathed in the pure air should 
be altogether too cheap for Bowdoin. They 
should be bottled, hermetically sealed, marked 
dangerous and put in a safe and distant place. 
This sort of thing often does not end with a 
motion to adjourn, but like some dirty, con- 
tagious vermin, it fastens on the very soul of 
college welfare, degenerating it into a diseased 
state of cliques, and all the antonyms of har- 
mony until a year's history will be a most 
inglorious page of failures and defeats. 

All the evils of combines found expression 
at the recent election of the Junior Class. A 
most unfortunate misunderstanding, for which 



nobody is entirely to blame, resulted in the 
class splitting into two factions, each of which 
thought the combine originated with the other, 
while as a matter of fact the cause of it all was 
hardly more than a will o' the wisp of many 
weeks ago. Ethical formulae might not justify 
a combination from a mere sense of self- 
preservation, but this natural feeling is all that 
is at the foundation of these combines, acceler- 
ated by a few would-be politicians who flamed 
a little spark of suspicion and rumor until the 
class was divided within itself. However, the 
class, both factions, and those elected to office 
are unsatisfied and ashamed now that the mis- 
understanding behind it all has been cleared. 

The best thing possible is to forget it all 
and accept with good grace the present choice, 
especially inasmuch as the Ivy Day parts are 
given to men adapted to their offices and 
might well stand for the unanimous expression 
of the class. The class has learned a lesson 
which they will probably utilize hereafter, for 
to profit by experience is to grow in the 
strongest and most permanent way. 



BOWDOIN ALUMNI. 

Annual Banquet at the Falmouth- 
President Hyde a Guest. 



The annual banquet of the Bowdoin Col- 
lege alumni of Portland was held at the Fal- 
mouth Hotel on Saturday evening, and it was 
a most pleasant occasion for the graduates of 
this old and famous institution of learning. 
The gentlemen began to assemble early in the 
evening, and previous to the banquet spent the 
time in singing college songs and renewing 
happy days. At the business meeting the fol- 
lowing officers were elected for the year : 

President — Clarence Hale. 
Vice-Presidents — George F. Emery, Charles 
F. Libby, Augustus F. Moulton, Prentiss Lor- 
ing. 

Secretary — Arthur F. Belcher. 

Treasurer — S. T. B. Jackson. 

Executive Committee — W. G. Davis, A. W. 
Merrill, Elias Thomas, Jr. 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



205 



Dinner Committee — S. L. Larrabee, F. W. 
Pickard, Clark B. Eastman. 
Orator— C. P. Mattocks. 
Poet— A. W. Tolman. 
Toast-master — Franklin C. Payson. 

At the conclusion of the business meeting 
the party adjourned to the private dining-room, 
where a fine banquet was enjoyed. 

President Hale of the Class of '69 sat at 
the head of the table, on his right being Presi- 
dent William DeWitt Hyde of the college and 
on the left Prof. Henry L. Chapman, who is a 
graduate of the Class of '66. The other gen- 
tlemen were as follows : Hannibal H. Emery, 
'74 ; Seth L. Larrabee, '75 ; Arthur W. Merrill, 
'87; F. N. Whittier, '85; Wallace S. Mitchell, 
'96 ; Harry E. Gribben, '97 ; George F. McQuil- 
lan, '75; Prentiss Loring, '56; George S. Pay- 
son, '80; Frederick Odell Conant, '80; Virgil 
C. Wilson, '80; H. S. Payson, '81; W. M. 
Ingraham, '95 ; Lincoln L. Cleaves, '99 ; Walter 
S. M. Kelley, '99; Harry B. Russ, '95; Eben 
Winthrop Freeman, '85 ; Francis W. Dana, '94 
Richard S. Payson, '93 ; Llewellyn Barton, '84 
W. W. Thomas, '94 ; Albert W. Meserve, '88 
Alvin C. Dresser, '88; John H. Pierce, '98 
Charles L. Hutchinson, '90 ; Elias Thomas, Jr. 
'94; Franklin C. Payson, '76; F. M. Ray, '66 
Frederic H. Gerrish, '66 ; Prof. Leslie A. Lee 
Charles O. Hunt, '61 ; Russell D. Woodman 
'66 ; Charles W. Pickard, '57 ; Joseph A. Locke, 
'65 ; Enoch Foster, '64. 

President Hale in a few appropriate words 
called upon Prof. Chapman, who delivered the 
oration of the evening. The oration was a 
brilliant effort, a most scholarly production, 
and was highly appreciated by the auditors. 

Clarence W. Peabody then read an orig- 
inal poem. 

At the conclusion of the literary exercises 
the after-dinner speaking followed. 

Hon. Fabius M. Ray was the toast-master, 
and first introduced President Hyde, who 
responded to the toast, "Our Alma Mater." 
President Hyde spoke at length, reviewing the 
standard the college has attained in the past 



and detailing the bright outlook for the future 
of the institution. 

Dr. Gerrish responded to the toast "The 
Medical School of Maine." He said this 
branch of Bowdoin was in a flourishing con- 
dition and was doing a good work. 

The other speakers of the evening were 
Alvin C. Dresser, who spoke for the prepara- 
tory schools ; Dr. F. N. Whittier of the Faculty, 
who spoke on athletics, and Hon. Enoch Fos- 
ter, who spoke for the legal fraternity. 

The assembly adjourned at midnight. 



THE HISTORY OF FRATERNITIES AT 
BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

The natural tendencies of college students 
have always been toward the establishment of 
societies intended to promote both social and 
educational ends. During the early history 
of the American colleges these organizations 
were mostly of a non-secret character and 
were devoted to literary purposes. Later, 
however, secret orders were established which 
gave birth to the Greek-Letter Fraternities of 
the present day. 

Fraternity history of Bowdoin dates from 
the year i83i,when Alpha Delta Phi organized 
its Bowdoin chapter. At that time the two 
literary societies existing furnished the prin- 
cipal social life of the college and the men 
who became members of the new . chapter 
were of literary tastes, who desired to culti- 
vate a close bond of friendship. They were 
students of character and ambition, and the 
society was a success from the beginning. 

Six years later Delta Upsilon established a 
chapter of that fraternity. This society was 
of a character somewhat similar to the literary 
societies which flourished during the early his- 
tory of the college, although its members were 
more closely associated with one another. 
This chapter was temporarily crippled in 1862 
when so many Bowdoin men enlisted in the 
Federal army. It was re-established in 1892 
and has since continued in a prosperous con- 
dition. 



206 



BOWDOm ORIENT. 



In 1843 Psi Upsilon placed its Kappa 
chapter at Bowdoin. The society grew rap- 
idly in favor among the students, and became 
a powerful factor in college life. 

The following year Chi Psi, at the earnest 
solicitation of several students, decided to 
locate a chapter at Bowdoin, and on October 
II, 1844, representatives of the fraternity met 
a delegation of Bowdoin students at the 
United States Hotel, Boston, where the mys- 
tic rites were performed. Alpha Eta, 
although forced to compete with the older 
chapters of the college, became very powerful 
and continued so until its suspension at the 
time of the civil war. Upon its fraternal rolls 
are found the names of many of Bowdoin's 
eminent graduates who left the institution 
during Alpha Eta's existence. In this list 
are found the names of Charles William God- 
dard, '44, Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden, 
'45, Frederick Dummer Sewall, '46, Melvin 
Weston Fuller, '53, Henry Clay Wood, '54, 
Thomas Brackett Reed, '60, Thomas Worces- 
ter Hyde, '61, Alexander Johnson Stone, '67, 
and many others of note. 

In the same year in which Alpha Eta was 
established. Delta Kappa Epsilon also 
extended its chapter roll to Bowdoin. This 
fraternity was founded at Yale a few months 
previous, and Theta was the first chapter to be 
extended to another college. 

Eta cl:(arge of Theta Delta Chi followed in 
1854, and with the exception of four years 
following the civil war, has since continued in 
a healthy state. Alpha Eta chapter of Chi 
Psi never recovered from the crippled condi- 
tion into which it was thrown during the war. 

In 1867 Lambda chapter of Zeta Psi was 
planted within the sacred precincts of Bow- 
doin. The college was then recovering from 
the effects of the war, and Lambda became a 
recognized factor among the different chap- 
ters. 

Alpha Rho chapter of Kappa Sigma was 
organized in 1895, which is the last of the 
fraternities to be established, with the excep- 



tion of the Alpha Kappa Medical fraternity, 
which was extended to the Medical School in 
1897. _ 

Phi Beta Kappa, an honorary society 
established in 1825, maintains its Alpha of 
Maine Chapter at Bowdoin. 

Many local societies have also existed at 
different periods of the college history. The 
Phi Chi society was a famous organization of 
former years. 

At Bowdoin, as in many American col- 
leges where several fraternities have chapters, 
much rivalry is manifested in obtaining new 
members. Many studenft before entering 
upon their college course have already decided 
upon their choice of societies, influenced either 
by some relative who has attended the insti- 
tution or by the associations which they have 
had with college men of their town. 

In several colleges the intense competition 
between the chapters during the "fishing" 
season has assumed such proportions that the 
Faculty has been forced to form regulations 
prohibiting the initiation of Freshmen until 
after their matriculation. In other instances 
the several societies have adopted an agree- 
ment where1)y the members of the entering 
class are not to be approached on fraternity 
subjects until a certain time after college 
opens. This method benefits both the chapter 
and initiate. 

Chapter houses are a new phase of college 
life at Bowdoin, but their era is at hand. 
Alpha Delta Phi is already occupying a house 
of its own, and several of the other chapters 
are preparing to erect houses. These build- 
ings will add much to the college not merely 
in a material sense, but they will bring about 
common interests and associations not exist- 
ing at the present time. These houses will 
offer a welcome to the returning alumnus such 
as cannot be accorded on the campus, and 
their surroundings will tend toward a closer 
affiliation of fraternal ties. 

The value of college fraternities has long 
been acknowledged by the leading educators 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



207 



of the clay, although at certain institutions they 
have been discontinued because of local mis- 
management. This reflects no discredit upon 
the orders, however, which are fotmded on 
pure and noble aspirations. Each fraternity 
aims toward the culture and refinement of its 
members and the formation of brotherly ties 
enduring until the end of life. They strive 
to arouse each chapter to higher ambitions, 
thus benefiting not only the fraternity but also 
the institution in which it is established. 
Within the fraternity hall the student receives 
a training and development which benefits 
him in after life. Many an eminent man owes 
not a little of his success to the associations of 
his college fraternity. 

Let us, then, as Bowdoin students, strive 
toward the advancement of our fraternities, 
and by so doing we will reflect the greatest 
possible credit upon the college. ' 

— ViLES, 1903. 



LECTURE ON THE FAUST LEGEND. 

The third of the college course of lectures, 
"The Faust Legend," was given Tuesday of 
last week. "Faust" is so familiar that any 
talk concerning this masterful classic is sure 
to be generally popular, and this occasion was 
no exception. Although the audience was not 
as large as a lecture of this high standard 
should anticipate, yet it was thoroughly suc- 
cessful because of the delight in the legend 
itself and the pleasing personality of the lec- 
turer. 

In brief, Professor Files said: 

The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries saw 
a great revival of interest in science through- 
out Europe. The populace, however, failed 
to distinguish between the work of these gen- 
uine scientists and that of the cunning swin- 
dlers who made use of the cloak of science to 
disguise their evil doings. One of the most 
notorious of these swindlers in Germany was 
one Dr. Johann Faust, a charletan who seems 
to have won for himself an unenviable repu- 
tation. About his name there grew up a 
whole cycle of legends, most of which were 
collected together, some fifty years after his 



death, into a book with the title, "Flistory of 
Dr. Johann Faust, the Notorious Sorcerer and 
Black Artist." This related the whole history 
of the man, his early life, his compact with 
the devil, his adventures, and his mysterious 
death. The book became instantly popular 
and went through many editions and altera- 
tions. A translation of the same came into 
the hands of Christopher Marlowe in Eng- 
land, and served as the basis of his "Doctor 
Faustus." Marlowe's drama, in turn, was 
taken to Germany, where it was adapted to 
the local stage, and remained popular for 
many years. But, finally, coarse buffoonery 
began to force out the more important inci- 
dents, and the play fell into disrepute. In the 
middle of the i8th century it survived only in 
the form of the puppet-play. 

Goethe saw the puppet-play when a boy in 
his father's home in Frankfort ; ten years later 
the theme of the Faust was occupying much 
of his time. At first he thought to mould his 
own experiences into the form of the old 
drama. Later he gave up this idea but con- 
tinued to work upon the subject in a more 
impersonal way. The scheme of a Faust 
drama remained in Goethe's mind for sixty 
years ; not until 1832, the year of his death, 
did he complete the second part of the tragedy. 

Goethe followed the legend quite closely 
in many respects ; in one regard, however, he 
made a complete departure ; instead of con- 
demning his hero to eternal torment, he deter- 
mines to save him. This is the chief varia- 
tion ; it is also the most important aspect of 
the theme. According to Goethe's interpre- 
tation, Faust is to be subjected to the influence 
of the tempter, with the thought that, by 
knowing of evil, he will be led to choose volun- 
tarily the good. This proves to be true; for, 
in spite of the long years of sensuous enjoy- 
ment which are offered him, Mephistopheles 
fails to degrade his victim, or, in any way, to 
drag down his lofty aims and aspirations. 
Faust's last moments are his grandest. 

All that remains of the Faust is introduced 
by way of diversion ; the most interesting and 
charming of them all is the "Margaret 
episode." 

The lecturer dwelt upon the beauty of 
Margaret's character and the supreme skill 
with which she is painted by Goethe. She is 
the link which binds Faust to Heaven ; the 
one who receives her lover after "his trials in 



208 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



yonder world are over." Taken in this light, 
her experience with Faust must be interpreted 
as more than an episode of ordinary import- 
ance ; it is of vital importance to the completed 
play. _ 

CALENDAR. 

Saturday, Feb. 3. — B. A. A. Indoor Meet. 
Friday, Feb. 9. — Minstrel Show. 
Thursday, Feb. iS-— '68 Prize Speaking. 
Monday, Feb. 19. — Jury Meeting. 
Thursday, Feb. 22. — Washington'.s Birthday. 
Friday, March 23.— College Indoor Meet. 
Monday-Friday, April 2-6.— Examinations. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 

Higgins, '02. is teaching in Stark. 

Lewis, '01, has returned to college." 

Appleton, '02, spent Sunday at home. 

Hatch, '95, was on the campus recently. 

Woodbury, 1900, is teaching at Fryeburg. 

Bean, 1900, lately visited friends at Colby. 

Walker, '01, was on the campus last week. 

Minott, '96, was on the campus last Sunday. 

Mr. Currier is to form a class in art in Portland. 

Foster, '01, has been at home on account of sick- 
ness. 

The first Junior Assembly was a very pleasant 
affair. 

The; relay team is training hard for its race with 
Tech. 

The foot-ball squad have begun training in the 
gymnasium. 

The next Junior Assembly will probably be held 
February 21st. 

The date of the Minstrel Show has been changed 
to February i6th. 

Several of the students attended the dance in 
Bath Wednesday evening. 

Several students went to Portland Saturday to 
see James O'Neil at the Jefferson Theatre. 

Several of the Juniors have organized a French 
Club for advanced study with Professor Johnson. 

A sketching class has been formed which meets 
at the Walker Art Building on every Wednesday 
evening for original work in pen and ink. The class 
is open to all students interested in drawing. 



Dr. Whittier has placed in the gymnasium a golf- 
machine for the use of those interested in the game. 

The water in the Androscoggin has risen so that 
the lights are now being turned on at the usual time. 

President Hyde occupied the pulpit at State 
Street Congregational Church of Portland last Sun- 
day. 

The regular meeting of the Deutcher Verein was 
held at Cahill's, Monday night. McCormick and 
Holmes read interesting papers. 

Rev. Dr. Jenkins of Portland preached at the 
Church on the Hill on the Day of Prayer for Col- 
leges. He also addressed the students at chapel. 

Professor Henry L. Chapman of the college was 
at Bridgton this week, and delivered his lecture upon 
Robert Burns before the high school of that place. 

At a special meeting of the Deutcher Verein at 
Cahill's, Wednesday evening, Professor Smith deliv- 
ered an extremely interesting lecture on German 
comic papers. 

Professor Emery has given out the following 
subjects for the Juniors in Political Economy: 
Laws of Monetary Circulation Illustrated by the Use 
of Wampum. The Paper Money of the New Eng- 
land Colonies. In What Sense is Value a Ratio? 

The following officers were elected in the Junior 
Class elections: President, R. L. Dana; Vice-Presi- 
dent, Danforth ; Secretary and Treasurer, Sanborn ; 
Orator, Wheeler ; Marshal, Paul Hill ; Committee on 
Arrangements, Smith", Coombs, Flint; Poet, Sills; 
Odist, Pierce; Chaplain, F. H. Cowan; Curator, 
Small. 

The following members of the Class of 1900 
received provisional Commencement appointments ; 
Babb, Bass, Beadle, Bell, Bragdon, Burnell, Chap- 
man, Cobb, Colesworthy, Hamlin, A. J., Harris, 
Holmes, Lee, McCarty, McCormick, Palmer, Pear- 
son, Pottle, Robinson, Stackpole, Ward, Whitney, 
West, Williams, Willard, Wood, Woodbury. 

The Senior Class officers are as follows : Presi- 
dent, Wood; Vice-President, Colesworthy; Marshal, 
Willard ; Chaplain, Robinson ; Orator, Burnell ; Open- 
ing Address, Sylvester ; Odist, Lee ; Poet, Webber ; 
Closing Address, Levensaler; Committee of 
.Arrangements, Edwards, Knight, Parsons; Squad 
Leader, Sparks; Captain Track Team, Edwards; 
Committee on Pictures, Palmer, Merrill, Hamlin. 

At the Dartmouth alumni reunion in New York 
the other night, Thomas B. Reed, who came to rep- 
resent Bowdoin, took occasion to remark that the 
large part that New England has been able to take 
in the affairs of the country has been the result of 
the magnificent training received by the men of New 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



209 



England in her small colleges. And those who 
heard him, say he placed a good deal of emphasis on 
the diminutive adjective. — Boston Herald. 

The subjects for the first themes of this term are 
as follows : 

For Sophomores and for Juniors not taking Polit- 
ical Economy — 

Ancient and Modern Methods of Physical Train- 
ing. 

Should the College Course be three years instead 
of four? 

Browning's "The Return of the Druses." 

Ruskin's "Criticisms of Modern Life." 



ATHLETICS. 

The Bowdoin relay team won its match with 
Amherst on Saturday evening at the Boston Col- 
lege Athletic Meet in Mechanics Hall. Each man 
on the team has brought home with him a large sil- 
ver mug appropriately engraved and presented by 
the managers of the meet. 

Amherst was able to win only one relay. This 
was the first when Gladwin, the Amherst man, 
fouled Edwards and finished a good lead. Then 
Cloudman took up the race, made up all that Edwards 
had lost through the collision with Gladwin, and 
gave Bowdoin a few yards to spare. Snow increased 
the lead for Bowdoin and Kendall, our fourth man, 
had a substantial lead at the end of the race. The 
time was 3.23 1-5. 

The relays were 390 yards. The time was not 
fast. Below are the results of the other college team 
races at the meet : 

Boston College beat Holy Cross College; time, 
3.19. Cornell beat Brown; time, 3.20 2-5. Williams 
beat Wesleyan ; time, 3.20. Harvard beat Columbia ; 
time, 3.T5 4-5. Phillips- Andover beat Harvard 
Freshmen; time, 3.19 3-5. Georgetown University 
beat Harvard; time, 3.18 1-5. 

Edwards of Bowdoin was second to J. Shirk of 
Harvard in the 45-yard low hurdle handicap race. 

About 4,000 spectators were in the hall. Bow- 
doin got a warm reception. 

Next Saturday evening in the same building the 
B. A. A. meet will be held and the Bowdoin team 
will run against the team representing the Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology. The Bowdoin men 
realize that they will have to improve on their work 
of last Saturday in order to win. M. I. T. did not 
enter the Boston College meet, which conflicted with 
examinations at Tech. 

Following is the schedule of the Maine Inter- 



collegiate Base-Ball Association, as announced for 
the coming season : 

May 9. — U. of M. vs. Colby at Orono. 

May 16. — Colby vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

May 19. — U. of M. vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

May 26. — U. of M. vs. Bates at Orono. 

June 2. — U. of M. vs. Colby at Waterville. 

June 19. — Colby vs. Bates at Waterville. 



PERSONALS. 

The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class 
secretaries, in procuring items of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

'25. — 'The Ghost of Dr. Harris," by Nathaniel 
Hawthorne, is an entertaining story which appears 
for the first time in the January number of the 
Nineteenth Century. The article is prefaced with 
the following paragraph : 

In the year 1856, Nathaniel Hawthorne was 
American consul at Liverpool. There he made many 
friends and acquaintances. He was an honored and 
welcome guest at the house of the late Mr. John 
Pemberton Heywood, well known in Liverpool as 
one of its most prosperous and respected citizens. 
Here it was that Hawthorne met Henry Bright (a 
nephew of Mrs. Heywood) who became one of his 
most intimate friends, and to whom he wrote many 
letters, some of which are published in his Life. It 
once happened that when dining with the Heywoods, 
Hawthorne related his own personal experience of 
a ghost. The story was thought so remarkable by 
Mrs. Heywood that she begged him to write it down 
for her. With this request he complied. The man- 
uscript is now in the possession of Mrs. Heywood's 
sister, the Honorable Mrs. Richard Denman, who 
kindly allows its publication. 

'48. — On January 13th, Rev. and Mrs. John Dins- 
more celebrated their silver wedding anniversary at 
their home in Auburn. It was somewhat in the 
nature of a surprise party — arranged by the Bible 
Class of the Pine Street Congregational Church, of 
which Mr. Dinsmore is the beloved and honored 
teacher. The evening was very pleasantly enjoyed 
by all present, and upon the departure of the guests, 
Mr. and Mrs. Dinsmore were presented with a gen- 
erous purse of silver. 

'50. — Gen. O. O. Howard, '50, and Rev. W. I. 
Cole, '81, were among the speakers at the annual 
dinner of the Pine Tree State Club at Boston, Janu- 
ary i8th. 

'58. — At the annual meeting of the Merchant 
Insurance Company of Bangor, recently, E. B. 
Nealley was elected president. 



210 



BOWDOIN OHIENT. 



'60. — Judge Horace H. Burbank of Saco, was one 
of the speakers at the annual dinner of the Limerick 
Club (composed of former residents of Limerick) at 
Boston, January 19th. 

Ex-'69. — The Lewiston Republicans are having a 
good deal of trouble in deciding upon whom they 
shall nominate as a candidate for mayor in the coming 
municipal election. At the present time the friends 
of Judge A. D. Cornish say he is in the lead and is 
practically certain of a nomination. 

Ex-'75. — Edgar Yates, for some years employed 
on the Biddcford Journal in an editorial capacity, 
recently accepted a position with a Boston daily. 

M. '77. — The candidacy of Hon. John F. Hill of 
Augusta for Republican nominee for Governor of 
Maine has been announced. This is not unexpected, 
as it has been conceded since the last State conven- 
tion that Mr. Hill would be the next candidate, and 
from the present outlook he will have no opposition 
in the convention. So far as his qualifications for 
the ofSce go there can be no question. He has had 
experience in State affairs, both legislative and execu- 
tive, and is also a successful business man, qualifica- 
tions that have done so much for the success of our 
present Governor and which assure us a careful and 
economical administration under Governor Hill. 

'87. — Austin Cary, A.M., who published some time 
ago his essay read before the Boston Society of 
Civil Engineers, will give a course of lectures on the 
subject of Forestry at the Boston Institute of Tech- 
nology this winter. Soon after his graduation from 
Bowdoin in '87, at the head of his class, Mr. Gary's 
health failed him, and to recuperate he went deep 
into the heart of the Maine wilderness. His interest 
in forestry was thus developed, and to this subject 
he has since devoted his energies. He has traveled 
in Europe, studying forestry where it is made a 
science / and it is certain that no man in Maine knows 
our forests and understands the dangers and necessi- 
ties of the present situation better than this brilliant 
young man. The college is fortunate in securing Mr. 
Cary to deliver one in our own course of lectures next 
month. 

'88. — On Wednesday evening, January 17th, 
occurred the wedding of Miss Delia Lestella Davis 
of Auburn, and John H. Maxwell, Esq., of Livermore 
Falls. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. 
Taylor, pastor of the Bates Street Universalist 
Church, Lewiston. Mr. Maxwell is a well known 
lawyer at Livermore Falls, as well as a stirring busi- 
ness man, and a successful career seems opening upon 
him. Miss Davis is widely known in Auburn in 
social life, and also in business circles, having been 
associated with her father in business for a number 
of years. Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell are making their 
wedding tour to Boston, New York and Washington. 



They will be absent until the latter part of this week, 
when they will enter upon housekeeping in the house 
they have already furnished at Livermore Falls. 
Mrs. Maxwell will be at home to her friends during 
March. 

M. '91. — Dr. Andrews arrived at his home in 
Augusta last week after an absence of several months 
in Boston, during which he has stififered the amputa- 
tion of a leg. He has an artificial limb, and with the 
aid of crutches gets about much easier than when 
Augusta people saw him last. 

'94. — The following is clipped from the Lewiston 
Journal : " The many friends of Dr. Pliny F. Stevens 
may be pleased to know that he is very pleasantly sit- 
uated at Bayonne, New Jersey, twenty minutes by 
ferry boat from New York City, where he has already 
obtained a good and steadily increasing practice. It 
is a fact worth mentioning that but few young men 
start out in life so well prepared to meet its ups and 
downs and to perform the arduous and responsible 
duties connected with the life of a physician as Dr. 
Pliny F. Stevens. From his earliest youth he has 
been under the best of educational training, and 
being a young man of sterling qualities, both of mind 
and character, his privileges for obtaining a broad 
and liberal education have all been improved. When 
a lad of sixteen he entered the Coburn Fitting School 
at Waterville, where he prepared himself to enter 
Bowdoin College, and from which he was graduated 
with high honors. From Bowdoin he went directly 
to Philadelphia and entered Jefferson Medical Col- 
lege, from which he was also graduated with honors 
such as are bestowed only upon students who by their 
ability and close application have proved themselves 
worthy to receive them. 

'95. — On January i, 1900, G. B. Mayo was 
appointed by the Commissioners of McKean County, 
Pa., to act as solicitor for the McKean County poor 
district for the ensuing year. 

'97. — Hagar is at present in Dresden, Germany. 
His address there is, care Dresdener Bank, 39 Prager 
Strasse. 

'98. — Arthur Leroy Hunt of Lewiston arrived in 
Washington on Friday last, and will be employed in 
the Census Office while the Twelfth Census is being 
taken. Mr. Hunt is a graduate of Bowdoin, Class 
of 1898, and is boarding at 1402 Q Street, N. W., in 
company with four other Bowdoin fellows, W. F. 
White and J. E. Rhodes, 2d, of the Class of '97, and 
W. H. White, Jr., and Archer P. Cram of '99. 
Since last August Mr. Hunt has been working on 
the census in Boston. — liockland Courier-Gazette. 



That women run newspapers now. 

The public must confess. 
But pshaw ! we people knew somehow, 

They always loved the press. — Ex. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY 8, 1900. 



Vol. XXIX. 



No. 24. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babb, 1900, Editor-iii-Chiet. 

ISLAY F. McCORMiCK, 1900 Business Manager. 

George C. Wheeler, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 

Joseph C. Pearson, 1900 Personals. 

Harry G. McCarty, 1900 Personals. 

Philip L. Pottle, 1900, College News. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902 College News. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902 College News. 

Charles E. Bellatty, 1902, Athletics. 

Frank B. Mitchell, M., 1902, . . . Medical School 

Per annum. In advance, ..... $2.00. 
Single Copies, 10 Cents. 

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

Keraittauces sliould be made to tlie Business Manager. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chicl. 

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 24.— February 8, 1900. 

Editorial Notes 211 

Calendar 213 

The Glee Club Trip 213 

Annual Boston Alumni Dinner 214 

A Communication 215 

Bowdoiu in the Civil War 216 

College News 217 

Athletics 217 

Y. M. C. A 218 

Personals 218 

The variou.s newspaper correspondents in 
Bowdoin have it in their power to be 
extremely beneficial to their college. Perhaps 
no method is so profitable in inducing under- 
graduates to come to Brunswick, as are well- 
written accounts of college activities 
thoroughly circulated throughout the State by 



the press. Every man representing a news- 
paper should exert himself to cover all the 
space that his paper will permit; send spicy, 
accurate, and explanatory accounts with the 
idea that they are to be read by those not 
familiar with college customs, of whom many 
may be prospective students. 

When one considers the power of the press 
in regard to college, the conviction is immedi- 
ately felt that the press club should be a flour- 
ishing organization and not, as it is, a monu- 
ment to lethargy. A well organized Press 
Club with a strong executive could beat Bow- 
doin College into the heads of the Maine 
youths in a manner that would make those 
now providing for the advertisement of the 
college open their eyes in wonderment. Such 
a club should make it its business to obtain 
entire control of all press corresponding ; thus, 
when a correspondent is through, a suitable 
man, subject to the approval or vote of the 
club, may take up the pen. Any correspond- 
ent not^ agreeing to the regulations of the club 
could be brought to terms by cutting his paper 
in regard to news. It would be a splendid 
investment for the college to give the execu- 
tive officer of the club his tuition, with the 
understanding that all the news of the college 
and all its departments not only be accessible 
to the members of the club, but further be 
printed in all papers represented in the club. 
The public press would accept, under such a 
scheme, a vast amount more than at present ; 
the fellows, usually paid by the inch, would 
realize a hundred per cent, more returns for 
their labor; the college authorities .would 
obtain the best seventy-five dollars' worth of 
advertisement they have ever had; and the 
enrollment of students would increase with 
all the attributive benefits to literary, social, 
and athletic activities. Is this not worth 
trying? 



212 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



For some unaccountable reason Bowdoin 
students possess or at least show an entire 
indifference whether sub-Freshmen are con- 
sidering" Bowdoin or some other institution. 
It is not because they haven't the facility 
of persuasion, since that is a special talent of 
fellows here, unusually well developed from 
decades of fraternity "fishing." Nor, again, 
can it be that they do not consider it wise for 
sub-Freshmen to go to Bowdoin, for this is 
paradoxical. Whatever the reason may be, 
it is nevertheless true that we do not cater to 
our high-school and academy friends. It is 
all well and good to say "Bowdoin can stand 
on her own legs;" she can, without a ques- 
tion, but it is for us to let sub-Freshmen know 
this. What does the average "prep." man 
know of the reputation of our Faculty, of the 
facilities of the Science Building, the beauty 
of the Art Building, the commodiousness of 
the Athletic Field, the congeniality of the 
under-graduates, the charm, delight, and 
benefit of college life in general? In many 
cases absolutely nothing. 

Every student preparing for college is a 
possible Bowdoin man. Put the pressure on 
him at every occasion, we cannot afford to let 
one slip away. Our athletic reputation needs 
him, our social nature needs him, our well- 
known and successful band of alumni need 
him, ar/d he needs Bowdoin. Prove it to him. 



Hygiene teaches the Freshman that active 
exercise before a meal is injurious, but experi- 
ence is the Senior's instructor. The hour of 
five to six is unquestionably inconvenient if 
not unprofitable for gymnasium exercise. A 
quick bath, a hurried dress, a rush to thq 
evening meal and an unsuitable condition of 
the blood for eating must surely go far 
towards counterbalancing all the benefits 
derived from the drilling. 

While it does not seem possible to change 
the hour, yet it might be an improvement if 
the call to "fall in" is given earlier. The 
fellows are generally on hand a few minutes 
after five, and often it is nearly half-past 



before drilling is commenced. By beginning 
fifteen minutes earlier the time thus saved 
could be put to better advantage after drilling 
than it is now. 



The continued disgracefid condition of 
the reading-room and the treatment of the 
papers has surely gone beyond human for- 
bearance, and some power should take imme- 
diate action toward the proper conducting of 
the room. The college jury would naturally 
deal with a case of this sort, and its jurisdic- 
tion should be brought into effect. Any 
action this representative body might take 
would very likely be the expression of the 
student body and accordingly approved. A 
few culprits punished, and the college senti- 
ment against them, new and better order might 
be expected. The fellows are not paying 
every term for the selfishness of a few, but 
rather for the general convenience and 
information of all. 



The proposed constitution for the athletic 
association is now practically completed. It 
is far broader, more definite, serviceable, 
and perfect than the present. It will com- 
pletely eliminate the financial defects of the 
past seasons, and systematize the duties of 
managers, assistants, and directors. 

The alumni as well as the students are to 
be eligible to the association, and a fee for 
membership will be a new source of income to 
the treasury. 

The board of directors will have consid- 
erable power, inasmuch as nominees for man- 
agers and assistants come from this body, and 
also their sanction is necessary upon the 
schedule, and final arrangements for games. 
The assistant manager becomes an important 
and responsible office, as all subscriptions are 
collected by him, as well as the performance 
of general managing duties. Captains are 
elected practically as at present, except the 
winners of points in the M. I. A. A. Meet have 
votes as well as the Worcester team in choos- 
ing a track captain. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



213 



The subject of who is entitled to a "B," 
is definitely settled in bestowing that honor on 
all who can vote for a captain, together with 
members of 'varsity relay teams and winners 
in intercollegiate tennis tournaments. This 
seems but just that a man winning a point in 
a Maine meet should have a "B'" on his 
sweater, the more so as larger numbers train 
for meets than for foot-ball, while fewer earn 
the right in the former case even under the 
new rules than in the latter sport. 

The poor showing of certain so-called 
Bowdoin scrub teams is prevented by the 
necessity of having official permission in order 
to play a game. 

The vast amount of work devoted to the 
renovation and compiling which has given 
such a perfect constitution cannot be realized 
except by the loyal ones who have so gener- 
ously labored for the welfare of Bowdoin's 
athletic' interest. Perhaps the most thanks 
are due Professor Whittier, who has so thor- 
oughly thrown his whole heart into this 
needed reform. 

When the constitution has been formally 
adopted in a permanent form the Orient will 
print it in full. 



The orderly management and gratifying- 
progress in the preparations for the approach- 
ing Ministrel Shows speaks volumes of the 
wonderful and amusing things we will see and 
hear on that long-looked for evening. 

The social element we understand, is to 
be present on this occasion in full glory. 
Friends, and alumni, from all over the State 
and even beyond have expressed their deter- 
mination to be present. The hop, it appears, 
will be of the class of those occurring in June. 

The rehearsals have reached a degree of 
perfection which, if it were athletics, would 
arouse dread of staleness before the eventful 
day ; but in this case it rather prophesies a 
crown of success for both the promoters of 
the entertainment and the performers. 



Bowdoin has won a most enviable reputa- 
tion in defeating the respective relay teams 
of Amherst and Technology. These latter 
colleges with such execellent facilities for 
training, often able to get out-of-door work 
because of the mildness of the climate, have 
every advantage over the cramped quarters 
which have produced our winning quartette. 
The full significance of this victory cannot be 
known except by Bowdoin undergraduates, 
especially the members of the team. Let this 
monument of perseverance and courage be 
an inspiration for another Worcester victory. 
We have material, and spirit, and if at once 
started brewing, a concoction will result that 
should satisfy the most avaricious thirst for 
the glory of Bowdoin. 



CALENDAR. 

Friday, Feb. 9.— Minstrel Show. 
Thursday, Feb. 15.— '68 Prize Speaking 
Monday, Feb. 19,— Jury Meeting. 
Thursday, Feb. 22.— Washington's Birthday 
Friday, March 23.— College Indoor Meet. 
Monday-Friday, April 2-6.— Examinations 



. THE GLEE CLUB TRIP. 

The trip of the season was taken last week 
when the club gave a concert in Portland and 
three in Boston. 

The Portland trip was highly successful 
from both a social and financial aspect.' The 
Portland Press, after mentioning the unusual 
high order of the work of the club in general, 
said : 

"Mr. Welch's 'Berceuse' was admirably 
read, while Schumann's 'Tranmerai' was a 
gem of its kind. Mr. John Appleton showed 
marked versatility. The audience could but 
laugh, at times almost ^imm_oderately, excusa- 
bly so, however, over his rag-time selections 
and his 'Cohen's Telephone' as an elocution- 
ary effort was worthy of a star. Not a small 
contribution to the enjoyment of everybody 
was the work of Mr. Willard. Pie sang in a 
style which deservedly won for him a recall." 



214 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Before the concert the fellows enjoyed a 
dinner and the hospitality of Manager Chap- 
man ; while later in the evening a social hour 
was tendered them by the well-known Port- 
land pianist, Mr. Frank L. Rankin, who by 
the way, during the concert, accompanied Mr. 
Welch's solo most artistically on the piano. 

Thursday evening the entire club attended 
the Alumni Banquet in Boston, and inter- 
spersed selections for the appreciative and 
enthusiastic sons of Bowdoin. 

The general concert was given the follow- 
ing evening in Steinert Hall to a most inspir-' 
ing house of alumni and friends. The Bos- 
ton papers all spoke in praise of the ability 
and artistic quality of the club, and especially 
of the Bowdoin songs. The Boston Herald, 
in speaking of this, had the following : 

"The last number brought out the entire 
company upon the stage to sing and play 
Pierce's 'Bowdoin Beata,' one of the prettiest 
college songs ever written, and the old hazing 
slogan ' Phi Chi,' which never fails to stir the 
blood of the 'grads,' with its vivid sugges- 
tions of the old days when hazing was en regie 
and Freshmen were kept in a fitting state of 
humility." 

While the relay team was showing its 
heels to M. L T. Saturday night in the 
B. A. A. Meet the University Club was enjoy- 
ing a no iess successful and pleasant evening 
listening to Bowdoin men full of college music 
and song. This was the last concert and the 
end of a most profitable, delightful, and satis- 
factory trip, thanks to the hospitality of the 
University Club and the loyalty of the alumni. 



ANNU.AL BOSTON ALUMNI DINNER. 

The 32d annual meeting and dinner of the 
Association of Bowdoin Alumni of Boston 
was held at the Copley Square Hotel last 
Thursday evening. Over eighty graduates 
attended. The Mandolin-Guitar and Glee 
Clubs furnished a pleasing programme of 



musical selections during the dinner, and the 
appreciation of the. alumni was plainly visible 
in their generous applause. 

President Oliver C. Stevens sat at the 
centre of the head table. At his right was 
Elihu Vedder. the artist, who was one of the 
principal decorators of the new Bowdoin 
Chapel. Other guests in the seats of honor 
were Professor F. C. Robinson of the Bow- 
doin Chair of Chemistry, Judge William L. 
Putnam of the United States Court of 
Appeals, Edward Stanwood of the Youth's 
Companion staff, John C. Coombs and Dr. 
Dudley A. Sargent of Harvard. 

At the business meeting which preceded 
the dinner, officers were chosen as follows : 

President, Oliver C. Stevens ; Vice- 
President, Professor Alfred E. Burton, "78 ; 
Secretary, N. Cf. Reed, '82 ; Assistant Secre- 
tary, A. L. Lambert, '79 ; Executive Com- 
mittee, Thomas J. Emery, '68, D. O. S. Lowell, 
'74, W. A. Robinson, '76, William W. Towle, 
'81, Edward N. Codings, '91, Henry S. Chap- 
man. '91. 

Letters were read from President William 
DeWitt Hyde of Bowdoin, the Hon. James 
W. Bradbury, Augusta, Me. ; the Hon. T. B. 
Reed, New York ; Enoch Foster, Portland ; 
Clarence Hale, Portland ; Senator William P. 
Frye, Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller, and 
others. At the beginning of the dinner. 
President Stevens arose to say that a dinner 
was being served in Bangor in honor of Judge 
Peters, the retiring Chief Justice of ]\Iaine, 
who is a trustee of Bowdoin. His successor, 
Andrew G. Wiswell, is also a Bowdoin 
graduate. 

Professor F. C. Robinson of the Chair of 
Chemistry spoke for Bowdoin in the absence 
of President Hyde. He reported that the 
largest class in the history of the college was 
now in its Freshman year, that hazing was, 
as usual, abolished last fall, and that the boys 
are going to get the base-ball championship 
next spring. After paying a tribute to Pro- 
fessor Emery of the Chair of Political Econ- 
omy,' recently called to Yale, Professor Rob- 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



215 



inson referred to the limited financial resources 
of the college in proportion to its accomplish- 
ments and aims, declaring that the work was 
now being done by one-half the number of 
instructors really needed. 

The Hon. William L. Putnam, trustee of 
the college, and Judge of the United States 
Court of Appeals, said that Bowdoin was at 
first a protege of Massachusetts, but that she 
has paid the debt many times by the sending 
hither of Longfellow, Hawthorne, and the 
present body of Massachusetts alumni. 
Judge Putnam outlined the history of the 
attempt to get the college into the control of 
the State of Maine, and the temptation of the 
financial help then held out to the trustees, 
who, nevertheless held out, and the college 
has consequently remained poor, but inde- 
pendent. 

The vigor and loyalty of college sentiment 
was indeed gratifying. To see graduates of 
far back in the first half of the century down 
to those of the last few years turn out and 
give such convincing evidence of their faith 
in the college and its work fills the hearts of 
those living the active college life with 
encouragement, satisfaction, and pride. 



A COMMUNICATION. 
Tu the Editor of the Orient: 

Permit me to state three reasons why the 
management of the Reading-Room Associa- 
tion should now be merged with that of the 
College Library. 

First. By the removal of books and other 
changes in the room directly at the right as 
one enters the College Library, a reading- 
room equally convenient in location and more 
attractive in its furnishings can be secured. 
The large gallery in this room is reached by 
the main staircase and would, when relieved 
of the book-cases with which it is now 
crowded, and supplied with comfortable 
chairs, make a pleasant nook for those who 
wished to spend a half hour with the maga- 
zines after glancing at the papers on the floar 



below. Somewhat more floor space would 
be available than is afforded by the room in 
Winthrop Hall. 

Second. It has always been unfortunate, 
not to use a stronger word, for visitors and 
new-comers to find that the college "reading- 
room" did not contain such popular and use- 
ful magazines as McClure, Century, Harper, 
Scribner and the Review of Reviews. But 
it was proved long ago that these and others 
like them can be made freely accessible only 
in an apartment provided with an attendant 
who is responsible for its good order and the 
care of its contents. Such supervision the 
library, with the added assistance of the pres- 
ent manager of the reading-room, is prepared 
to offer for twelve hours each week day (i.e., 
from 8.30 A.M.J to 9.30 P.M., with brief inter- 
missions at dinner and at supper time), and 
for at least six hours on Sundays. The slight 
curtailment of the period at which the room 
in Winthrop Hall is available would be more 
than balanced by the possession of a reading- 
room in harmony with the literary standing 
and aims of the institution. 

Third. The reading of newspapers, if this 
does not lead either to thought or to a more or 
less conscious endeavor to increase one's 
knowledge of the topics that catch the atten- 
tion, is hardly worth the time given it. It is 
therefore fitting that the room assigned 
them should be in close connection with the 
library, which by its maps, indexes and cy- 
clopsedias tries to answer the questions likely 
to suggest themselves. The library can do 
its best work only as it becomes the real center 
of the literary interests of the college, and 
the presence of even an indifferent seeker 
after'knowledge whose curiosity has just been 
aroused by the head-lines of his favorite 
newspaper, is regarded as a step towards the 
accomplishment of its mission. 

— Geo. T. Little. 



Foster, '01, has returned to college. 
The advertisements of the Minstrel Show have 
appeared. 



216 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BOWDOIN IN THE CIVIL WAR. 
In whatever walk of life the sons of Bow- 
doin have entered upon, whether that of doc- 
tor, lawyer, tradesman or mechanic, they have 
always been true to their Alma Mater and 
upheld the honor of her name. So, when m 
the spring of '6i Sumter was fired upon and 
shortly afterwards a call for volunteers was 
issued, thg graduates and undergraduates of 
Bowdoin were not slow in showing their 
patriotism, and before the war ended two 
hundred and sixty-six men had enlisted in 
both army and navy, many of them never to 
return, but, as recorded on the bronze tablets 
in Memorial Hall, died from wounds, or in 
prison, or as in several cases struck by a solid 
shot and instantly killed while leading a 
charge. The number of men from Bowdoin 
who^served in the navy was seventeen. Of 
those men we are most familiar with the name 
of Thomas B. Reed, who served as Acting 
Assistant Paymaster for a time. Although 
men from Bowdoin served in every position 
in the army and navy, from private to general, 
the majority held commissions as colonels, 
captains, or lieutenants. But many went even 
higher, as the list of two Major-(?enerals, 
Oliyer O. Howard, '50, and Frances Fessen- 
den, 58; three brevetted Major-Generals, 
Joshua L. Chamberlain, '51, James D. Fessen- 
den, 'si', and Henry C. Thomas, '58 ; and four- 
teen brevetted Brigadier-Generals, F. D. Sew- 
all, '46, C. W. Roberts, '51, WiUiam McArthur, 
'53, Charles Hamlin, '57, T. H. Hubbard, "57> 
Ellis Spear, '58, G. F. Granger, '58, C. H. 
Howard, '59. John F. Appleton. '60, J. W. 
Brown, '60, Thomas W. Hyde, '61, S. H. 
Manning, '61, Charles P. Mattocks, '62, and 
I. W. Starbird, '62. Surely this is a goodly 
record for any college, and Bowdoin may well 
be proud of her sons. Out of the fifty-five 
men who were in the class of i860, twenty- 
nine wore the blue. Of these two fell at 
Antietam: one. Captain H. P. Brown, while 
bravely cheering on his men, was killed 



instantly; the other, W. H. Haskell, while 
faithfully performing his duty as Acting 
Adjutant, was wounded, being shot through 
both knees, and after a month of suffering 
died, just as a Captain's commission reached 
him. The class also lost two more men dur- 
ing the war, Charles S. McCobb, who was 
killed at Gettysburg, and A. N. Rowe, who 
died of typhoid fever in 1864. Among the 
brave men who left college to join the ranks 
was Thomas FI. Green of the class of '62. 
Although only twenty years old he obtained a 
captain's commission and served on the staff 
of General Prince. At the battle of Cedar 
Mountain General Prince was taken prisoner. 
When Green saw what had happened he 
rushed forward to see if in some way he could 
not aid his beloved commander, but a gallant 
life was lost in so doing, for Green was never 
seen again. 

Many went as chaplains. Among those 
who thus served was Thomas L. Ambrose, 
'f,6, who served in that capacity with the 12th 
New Hampshire. At Chancellorsville he was 
taken prisoner, but afterwards rejoined his 
regiment in Virginia, where he was fatally 
wounded while passing from the entrench- 
ments to the rear. He was taken to the hos- 
pital at Fortress M'.onroe, and after three 
weeks of great suffering, the "taodel chap- 
lain," as he was called by both officers and 
men, died, mourned by soldiers of all ranks. 

Probably the three officers with whose 
names we are most familiar are those of 
Major-General Oliver O. Howard, Major- 
General Joshua L. Chamberlain, and Briga- 
dier-General Thomas W. Hyde. General 
Howard, after graduating from Bowdoin 
went to West Point and graduated with the 
Class of 1854, after which he acted there as 
Assistant Professor of Mathematics until 
1861, when he resigned to become colonel of 
the Third Maine. At the first battle of Bull 
Run he had command of a brigade in Hemtzel- 
man's division, and on account of the efficient 
\'4ork he did there was promoted brigadier- 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



217 



general. After serving under Generals 
McClellan, Burnside, Hooper, and Meade, we 
next hear of him at the battle of Fair Oakes, 
where he had two horses killed under him 
and was wounded twice. It was at this battle 
he lost his right arm. At the battle of Antie- 
tam, General Sedgwick being wounded, Gen- 
eral Howard took command, and in November 
of that year was promoted to Major-General. 
After this he served at Fredericksburg, Chan- 
cellorsville, and Gettysburg. After the battle 
of Gettysburg the President wrote him a let- 
ter of thanks, commending him for his skill 
and bravery. He was also under General 
Sherman at the' time of the march from 
Atlanta to the sea. ;. 

General Chamberlain is perhaps the best 
known of all to the student body. At the 
battle of Gettysburg he commanded the left 
fl.ank on Little Round Top, and his work there 
will never be forgotten. At the battle of 
Petersburg he was severely wounded and also 
received an honor no other soldier received 
during the war — that of being promoted, "for 
gallant conduct in leading his brigade in a 
charge,"' on the field of battle by General U. S. 
Grant, to Brigadier-General. After the fight 
at "Quaker Road" he was brevetted Major- 
General and given a division. At the close 
of the war he was selected to receive the 
formal surrender of Lee's army at Appomatox 
Court House. 

General Hyde served as Captain and 
Major of the 7th Maine and after repeated 
promotions was brevetted Brigadier-General 
"for conspicuous gallantry before Peters- 
burg." 

This list of heroes could easily be con- 
tinued, and we can see that the sons of Bow- 
doin have done their best to uphold the honor 
of their Alma Maier. 

■ — Riley, 1903. 



"May I print a kiss on your lips?" I said. 
And she nodded her sweet permission ; 
So we went to press, and I rather guess 
We printed a full edition, — Ex. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 

Pearl, '03, visited Lewiston recently. 

Professors Robinson and MacDonald have 
received calls from Yale. 

The ne.xt Junior .A.ssembly will be on the 
twenty-first of this month. 

Born. 

Stearns — Warren, January 14, to Mr. and Mrs. 
E. R. Stearns, a son. 

The first themes of this term were due last Tues- 
day. 



AThiLETICS. 



Bowdoin sent her relay team to Boston last week 
and scored another victory. In the team race with 
the Massachvisetts Institute of Technology the in- 
door athletic meet held on Saturday by the Boston 
.Athletic Association, Bowdoin won each relay and 
finished with a big lead. The time, 3.17 2-5, was 
excellent when we consider what a short time the 
men have been in training for the event. This time 
is about 6 seconds better than that made when we 
won the race with Amherst the week before. The 
prizes were silver-mounted steins. 

At the same meet Harvard beat U. of P. in the 
relay race by about 50 yards in the fast time, 
3.12 2-5; and Dartmouth beat Brown in 3.13. 

The Bowdoin team had the same make-up as 
before : Captain Edwards, Cloudman, Snow, and 
Kendall. 

Only praise is heard of the manner in which the 
gentlemen of the Boston .\thletic Association 
entertained their visitors. 

The team had its headquarters at the Quincy 
House, where the Glee and Mandolin-Guitar Clubs 
stayed. The men returned on Sunday. 

As a result of the conference between repre- 
sentatives of the California State University and 
Lei and Stanford Jr. University, it has been decided 
to hold no more Thanksgiving Day foot-ball games, 
no more intercollegiate athletic contests in San 
Francisco, and to have no more Eastern coaches 
after this year. The agreement is for five 
years and provides for graduate foot-ball coaches at 
an expense not to exceed $1,500 for a head coach 
and $300 for all assistants. It declares that after 
this year the annual foot-ball game shall be played 
on the second Saturday in November. 

Professor William K. Townsend of the Yale 
Law School let out a foot-ball secret at the recent 
banquet of the Hartford-Yale Alumni Association, 



218 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



says the New York Sun. In talking on "Living 
Pictures," Professor Townsend told this story : — 

"My next picture relates to so-called Yale 
athletics. On the morning after that disastrous 
foot-ball game when the glint of the afternoon sun 
spoiled a goal for Yale, and when the side-line 
coacher defrauded us of a hard-earned victory, 
McBride, captain of the eleven, received a letter 
from a gentleman who was present at the game, in 
which he said words substantially to this effect: 
'Do not let the disappointment about yesterday's 
game, and the unintelligent criticism which is sure 
to follow, blind you to the fact that your work is 
heartily appreciated by all Yale men whose opinion 
is worth having. Sincerely- yours.' The writer of 
that letter, gentlemen, was the President of Yale 
University." 



Y. M. C. (\ 



On the Day of Prayer for colleges Dr. Jenkins 
of Portland preached at the church in the morning 
and in the afternoon spoke in chapel. At both these 
services Dr. Jenkins held the closest attention of 
the students, and the ideas which he expressed 
received much favorable comment. In' the even- 
ing a prayer service was held at the Association 
room. 

Harlow,. 1903, led the Thursday evening meet- 
ing on February ist. He introduced the subject of 
spiritual culture and symmetrical development. 
There was a large number at the meeting and 
nearly every one took part in the interesting discus- 
sion of the subject. Ideas from the Senior course 
in ethics were prevalent, some amusing yet profitable 
examples being cited and comparisons made. 

The singing class is booming, with a good attend- 
ance and marked progress. Mr. Harris is putting 
in some excellent work, which is much appreciated 
by the class. 

At the Sunday service, Feliruary 4th, Mr. E. W. 
Packard, Secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at Lewiston, 
spoke on "Seed Time and Harvest." Mr. Pack- 
ard's talk was practical and filled with timely stories 
illustrating his subject. 

The time of meeting for the Senior and Junior 
Bible Class has been changed to Sunday morning 
at ten o'clock. The average attendance of the class 
is good, but there are several who are taking the 
course who do not come regularly. The time has 
been changed, hoping to benefit more of the class. 



They were playing, they said, at a practice game 
That they oft had played before, 
And curious friends stood by and smiled. 
And wondered which one would score. 
But Cupid as umpire, called the game. 

With a clear and cloudless sky. 
And the minister smiled as he hung out the score. 
For the game had come out a "tie." 

—Ex. 



PERSONALS. 

The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class 
secretaries, in procuring items of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

'S7- — General Charles Hamlin met with a severe 
and painful accident in front of his residence on 
Fifth Street, Bangor, on Monday evening of last 
week. He was returning to his home and slipped 
and fell on the icy sidewalk and broke both bones 
of his right leg above the ankle. 

'63. — Among the recent appointments from 
Governor Powers is. Recorder Saco Municipal 
Court, George A. Emery, Saco. 

'77.— George W. Tillson, C.E., lectures at 
Cornell University February gth, on "Asphalt and 
Asphalt Pavements."Mr. Tillson' has been for some 
years a frequently consulted authority on this sub- 
ject. He will also give a brief course at the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology in the latter part 
of March. 

Hon. '85. — The grandest banquet ever held in 
Maine was that given in honor of ex-Chief Justice 
Peters at the Bangor House, Thursday evening, 
February ist. One hundred and fifty men, all of 
them prominent in the legal and business life of 
Maine, sat down at the table. The master of cere- 
monies, Hon. F. A. Wilson, '54, introduced Judge 
Peters as the guest of the evening, who responded 
with a brilliant speech. Among the speakers who 
followed were. Chief Justice Wiswell, '7^, Senator 
Hale, H. '6q, Hon. O. D. Baker, '68, and Hon. J. W. 
Symonds, '60. Letters of regret were read from 
Chief Justice Fuller, '53, J. W.'Bradburv, '25, W. P. 
Frye, '50. T. B. Reed, '60, Nathan W'ebb, H. '90, 
R. K. Sewall, 't,7, L. A. Emery, '61, W. L. Putnam, 
'.S5. George F. Talbot, 'i7. George F. Emery. '36, 
George C. Yeaton, '56, and H. W. Swasey, '65. 

Hon. '85. — Charles Wesley Walton, ex-justice of 
the Maine Supreme Bench, died suddenly January 
24th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ruel 
Small, Deering. Judge Walton was born at Mexico, 
Me., December 4, 1819. He was admitted to the 
Oxford County " Bar in 1843, and at once began 
practice at Dixfield. His success as a lawyer was 
immediate and pronounced. Ten years later he 
started West, intending to settle in St. Paul or 
Minneapolis, but after looking over the ground, he 
returned to Maine and settled in Auburn. His 
reputation for skill and legal learning had now 
become established, and he was sought aifter to par- 
ticipate in the more important cases before the 
Androscoggin Bar. In i860 he was elected to Con- 
gress, and served until 1862. He was then invited 
to take a seat on the Maine Supreme Bench, a posi- 
tion which he held until his resignation a short time 
ago. It is said of Judge Walton that for acuteness 
of intellect, for swiftness of judgment, and for power 
of analysis, he was one of the most remarkable men 
that Maine ever produced. 

'q6.— J. Clair Minot of Augusta has been elected 
poet of the Maine Press Association for its 38th 
annual meeting, which will be held in Augusta, next 
winter. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BEUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBEUAEY 15, 1900. 



No. 25. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY DURING THE COLLEGIATE 
YEAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Percy A. Babb, 1900, Editor-ia-Chief. 

IsLAY P. McCoRMiCK, 1900, .... Business Manager. 
George C. Whebler, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 

Joseph C. Pearson, 1900, Personals. 

Harry 0. McCarty, 1900, Personals. 

Philip L. Pottle, 1900 College News. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902 College News. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902, College News. 

Charles B. Bellattt, 1902, Athletics. 

Frank B. Mitchell, M., 1902, . . . Medical School 

Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies 10 Cents. 

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

Uemittances sliould be made to the Business Manager. Com- 
munications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
tlie Editor-in-Chief. 

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 25.— February 15, 1900. 

Editorial Notes 219 

Notice 220 

Calendar 220 

Minstrel Show 220 

A Sketch of the Life of One of Bowdoin's 

Greatest Sons 221 

Pessimism 222 

College News 222 

Athletics 223 

Y. M. C. A 224 

Personals 224 

The alumni of Lewiston and Auburn, 
through Mr. Henry A. Wing, '8o, have pre- 
sented a cup to the Foot-Ball Association for 
the best punter in college. The honor will be 
determined by competition probably the last of 
the spring term or in the early fall. This 



incentive toward perfection in punting comes 
very opportune, inasmuch as we are seriously 
deficient in this very important factor in 
games. The thoughtfulness and generosity of 
our alumni friends in presenting this cup is 
indeed encouraging to foot-ball interests and 
has won the gratitude of the entire graduate 
body. The foot-ball squad work in the gym- 
nasium and the punting in the spring will be 
a long step in turning out a successful team 
next year. 



There has for a long time been a feeling 
among those connected with the Quill and 
Orient that the labor and time devoted to this 
actual composition work should receive some 
credit as college work. The writing and con- 
structing of material is far more in quantity 
than a year in theme, requires at least as much 
thought and preparation, and is handled as 
thoroughly and carefully. These .publications 
are, or should be, representative of the college, 
and it is, in no small degree, for the interest 
of the college to have them as strong and 
attractive as possible. No better way can be 
suggested to encourage the college publica- 
tions than for the Faculty to show their 
interest by some practical method, such as 
credit for work done. 

It is customary with the majority of institu- 
tions to give credit for the actual writing done 
as members of college editorial boards, and 
that it is not at Bowdoin is perhaps more 
from the fact that no real attempt has been 
made along this line than that there is any real 
opposition. Any member of the Quill or 
Orient boards who has a department to man- 
age will invariably claim more benefit from 
this work than from themes, and when it comes 
to time and amount, the editorial work is sev- 
eral times in the excess. 



220 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



The Orient takes pleasure in acknowl- 
edging a copy of Miss Elaine B. McGregor's 
Two-Step, dedicated to the Bowdoin Foot- 
Ball Team of the season of '99. The compo- 
sition is a tuneful and delightful bit of dance 
music, and should prove a popular air on social 
occasions. The harmony and martial swing 
throughout the score shows the artistic hand 
behind it, and its value as music as well as the 
kindness of the dedicator deserves the 
unstinted praise and appreciation of all Bow- 
doin men. This last, with the other pieces of 
Bowdoin music, makes an important collection, 
and certainly deserves to be compiled within 
one cover. 



Because the required work in the gymna- 
sium is not especially popular with some of the 
fellows is not a sufficient excuse for them to 
endure the drilling with the listless indififer- 
ence so often apparent. The work is required, 
and there is no avoiding this daily hour in the 
gymnasium. And since this is so, why not 
make it of some personal benefit. The physi- 
cal wants of the student demand something of 
this nature, and to slight this important mat- 
ter is self-abuse, pure and simple, whether the 
man be athlete or bookworm. The average 
twenty-four hours during this term contains 
little enough of physical activity; class-room 
and "end" is the usual day's history, and that 
the Faculty has made compulsory an hour of 
exercise fpr a lot of thoughtless and careless 
youths is a Godsend rather than a burden. 
How easy it is to pull weights and so on until 
the drilling begins, after which to take a short 
run on the track, bathe and rub down, yet 
dozens of fellows just worm through the drill 
in daily clothes and get about as much benefit 
out of it as day-dreaming over a text-book. If 
the hour is unavoidable, and it is, it is shameful, 
even pitiful to waste both the time and the 
tonic, as seems to be a fad with so many. A 
good healthy sweat will invariably invigorate 
physical and mental centers, prolong life, 
sharpen intellectual acumen, make the day 



brighter and companions more congenial, in 
fact, actually surpass the boasted results of the 
widest advertised nervura or sarsaparilla. To 
so ill-use the opportunities of the gymnasium 
hour is to tempt even a forgiving providence 
to make our days, as Pope expresses it, a long 
disease. 



NOTICE. 
There will be a meeting of the students 
next Saturday afternoon in Memorial Hall at 
1.30 o'clock, to consider the transferring of the 
Reading-Room to the Library. This change 
affects every student in college, and deserves 
to receive their attention and thought. 



CALENDAR. 

Thursday, Fee. 15. — '68 Prize Speaking. 
Monday, Feb. 19. — Jury Meeting. 
Thursday, Feb. 22. — Washington',s Birthday. 
Friday, March 23. — College Indoor Meet. 
Monday-Friday, April 2-6. — Examinations. 



MINSTREL SHOW. 
To-morrow evening, Friday, the i6th, the 
Minstrel Show for the benefit of Track Ath- 
letics and Base-Ball will be held in the Town 
Hall. A most thorough series of rehearsals 
have been held from way back in last term 
until to-day, all the finishing touches have been 
made, and everything is in readiness for the 
curtain to rise on the beautiful and conven- 
tional first part. 

The stage settings, costumes, and wigs 
have been procured from Boston, and no 
expense along this line has been spared to give 
a finished background for the more material 
parts. New songs, specialties, and jokes will 
be heard, and the chorus has developed to a 
degree which savors not a little of the real 
professional article. Appleton, '02, has 
unceasingly devoted his experienced and effi- 
cient services to the perfection of the various 
parts and the unity of the whole, and any 
unusual success which may follow will be 
largely due to his ability. 

Managers Swett and White have obtained 
reduced rates on the railroads and made all 



BOWDOiN ORIENT. 



^21 



suitable accommodations for the anticipated 
influx of friends from all over the State. 

The college orchestra has especially 
rehearsed and prepared for this evening, and 
excellent music is thus assured not only 
through the entertainment but for the informal 
hop which is to be a specially popular feature 
of the good time. 

Not a stone has been left unturned in pre- 
paring a splendid and finished programme for 
the so much needed benefit of athletics. All 
that now remains is for students and alumni to 
show not only their appreciation for these gen- 
erous efforts but their loyalty to the college by 
turning out "en masse," and thus placing the 
coffers of the association beyond the reach of 
financial embarrassments, which means so 
much in athletic success. 

Following is the programme for the show, 
after which the evening will be devoted to a 
social and informal hop. 

Part I. 
Opening Overture (20 voices). 
Songs : 

"My Hanna Lady," John Appleton, 1902. 

"You've Got to Play Rag Time," 

George Gould, 1900. 
"Telephone Duet," 

Joseph Whitney and Albert Clarke, igoo. 
"Answer," Carroll Beedy, 1903. 

"Brigand's Love Song," Charles Willard, 1900. 
Closing Chorus. 
Overture by Bowdoin College Orchestra. 

Part IL 
Specialties : 

Fancy Club Swinging by Frank Mitchell. 

Farmer's Sketch, Donald F. Snow, 1901. 

Military Molly, Joseph Whitney, 1900. 

Tramp Burglars, 

R. S. Edwards and John Appleton. 

Part IIL 
One- Act Farce, entitled "Box and Cox." 

Snow, 1901 ; Bodwell, 1901 ; Beedy, 1903. 
Interlocuter. 
William Warren, 1901. 

End Men. 
Appleton, 1902. Leighton, 1901. 

Gould, igoo. Smith, 1903. 

Music by College Orchestra. 



A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF ONE OF 
BOWDOIN'S GREATEST SONS. 

In looking over our college history we find, 
back in the class of eighteen-sixty, the name of 
a man who for the past twenty-five years has 
been one of the prominent factors in the 
progress of the world. This giant politician 
of Maine, as he may well be termed, is Thomas 
Brackett Reed ; a man in whom we find an 
ideal combination of all those qualities which 
have raised him to distinction and influence, 
and by which he has not only obtained a name 
for himself, but has honored his state and 
added another laurel to the crown of his col- 
lege. Standing, as he does, in the foremost 
rank of public men, a leader of his party and 
one of our alumni, the college has certainly a 
right to know something of him. 

Mr. Reed, like many a great man, fought 
his way into prominence from poverty and 
obscurity. Born in an old-fashioned frame 
house, still standing, near the birthplace of 
Longfellow, he obtained the rudiments of edu- 
cation at the common schools of Portland. 

On entering Bowdoin, at the age of sixteen, 
he had a half-formed desire of becoming a min- 
ister, which he relinquished, however, long 
before his graduation. His life struggle began 
in earnest with that first year of college. On 
account of his mother's poverty, he was com- 
pelled to earn money to defray his expenses as 
he went along. His attendance at class recita- 
tions during the first term of his Freshman 
year was, for the most part, regular, but he 
found it necessary to drop out the next two 
terms to teach. He kept up his studies, how- 
ever, without an instructor. All through the 
first part of his college course Mr. Reed 
devoted a great deal of his time to literature, 
being especially fond of novels, and to-day to 
this trashy, imaginative reading, he attributes 
in a large part his knowledge of words. 

Thus in this slipshod manner almost three 
years were passed, until, when graduation was 
a little more than a year off, the young man 



222 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



realized that his class standing was very low 
and that his place at the end of the course 
depended upon his average all through. 

Thus far no honor had been awarded him. 
He had not even received one of the sixteen 
Junior parts. The only thing for the ener- 
getic boy to do was to offset the low average of 
his earlier terms by an exceptionally high one 
during his last. His ambition finally aroused, 
he spent day and night studying to accomplish 
his end, and even at this early stage we see him 
manifesting that indomitable persistency which 
has characterized his life. But the conse- 
quence of his three years of novel-reading was 
such a serious matter to him that he feared 
the result of his final examinations. Never- 
theless he stood fifth, at the end of the year, 
and was assigned one of the class parts. 

Graduation from college was by no means 
the end of his struggle. For money was still 
lacking, and to obtain it he engaged in school 
teaching, an occupation which he had fol- 
lowed to some extent in vacation times. He 
soon gave this up and went to California, 
thinking that there was a much better opening 
for a young man in the West. While there he 
was admitted to the bar by Chief Justice Wal- 
lace of California. His sojourn, however, 
was of short duration, for he returned the fol- 
lowing year to the East, and after serving in 
the capacity of Paymaster of the United States 
Navy he began to practice before the Supreme 
Court of th^ State of Maine. Cases came in 
slowly to the young lawyer at first, and his goal 
of success seemed a long way off. But that 
he made his mark in this modest position is 
shown by the fact that two years later, in 1867, 
Mr. Reed was nominated for the State Legis- 
lature. He accepted this position, and after 
serving two terms in the House he was elected 
to the State Senate. Then in 1876 he was for 
the first time nominated to represent his dis- 
trict in the House of Representatives at Wash- 
ington. So on Mr. Reed climbed the ladder 
of fame, round by round, and after wielding 
the gavel for many years he has now 



retired from public life to enjoy the fruits of 
his untiring labor. A plain-spoken man, 
whose chief characteristic is to be true to his 
own convictions, he lacks one of those traits 
that popular men often possess. He cannot 
be all things to all men. 

— R. W. H., 1903. 



PESSIMISM. 
There's something haunts my mind to-day, 

It's been with me since dawn, 
It's one of those soul-harrowing things 

That make all life seem wrong. 

And I wonder, as I sit here, 

With heart so filled with pain, 
If, after struggle, toil, and care. 

My life's been lived in vain. 

It's not that friends are few or cold. 

It's not that she's untrue. 
It's not financial matters, 

Tho' my bills are overdue. 

It's not that I'm fastidious, 

Or that I'm hard to suit — 
There's a foot of slush on the campus, 

And a hole in my rubber boot. 

— C. C. R., 1900. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 

Haley, '02, is out sick. 

Burnell, 1900, is in Augusta. 

Dutton, '99, was in town Saturday. 

Tyler, 'oi, has returned to college. 

"Grimes' Cellar Door" attracted many students 
to Bath Saturday evening. 

The sale of seats for the Minstrel Show had 
nearly reached 400 Wednesday. 

The first dress rehearsal for the Minstrel Show 
was held Wednesday afternoon. 

Next Saturday the Managers of the M. I. C. A. A. 
will hold their annual meeting at Waterville. 

Bean, 1900, Hayden and Wing, '02, attended the 
Senior Reception at Westbrook Seminary, Friday. 

The drains are doing good work, and now all 
streams run to the outlet back of Memorial Hall. 

Professor Smith delivered a very interesting 
lecture last Tuesday evening on the Philactocles of 
Sophocles. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



223 



Bates will give Yale a foot-ball game next fall. 

Manager Swett has given the men of the relay 
team the sweaters which they have so well earned. 

The camera at Webber's caught some very satis- 
factory pictures of the Bowdoin relay team last 
week. 

Manager Swett has presented the relay team 
which so successfully won both races in Boston, 
with Bowdoin sweaters. 

Harry A. Peabody will lead the 1903 Indian-club 
squad at the indoor meet. There were a half dozen 
working candidates for the honor. 

At the annual convention of the New England 
Intercollegiate .A.thletic Association in Boston Man- 
ager Swett of Bowdoin was elected President of the 
Association. 

The Politics Club met with Professor Emery 
last Monday evening, and considered general 
economical and political questions of current 
importance. 

The Class of 1901 held a meeting on Monday and 
elected Harry H. Cloudman captain of the class 
track team, and G. L. Pratt, leader of the broad- 
sword squad. 

The Sophomore debate last Saturday was won 
by the negative. The question debated was, 
"Resolved, That the acquisition of the Philippines 
is beneficial to the United States." 

The rumor that "Senior Vacation" has another 
year of life is a mistake. The Senior examinations 
will occur during the general examination week, 
which is immediately after Ivy Week. 

A mass-meeting was held Saturday to consider 
the question of moving the Reading-Room to the 
Library. No action was taken, on account of the 
small attendance, and the meeting was adjourned 
until 1.30 P.M., February 17th. 

Monday morning at 9 o'clock the sale of reserved 
seats for the Bowdoin minstrel show opened down 
town. At noon 275 seats had gone. The advance 
sale is gratifying to all concerned. The proceeds 
will go to track athletics and base-ball this year. 

There is a set of one hundred large photographs 
of New England scenery now on exhibition at the 
Walker Art Building. They were made by Mr. 
H. G. Peabody in the interest of the Boston & Maine 
Railroad. Aside from being of interest for their 
subjects they are of rather unusual excellence as 
photographs, showing what can be done now by an 
expert in landscape work. 

Though Manager Berry of the foot-ball team 
hasn't been very prominent lately in athletic activi- 
ties, he has been alive all the while, and the foot- 
ball schedule grows apace. It is early now to 



announce games, — the Faculty has not yet seen the 
schedule. But it is safe to say that we shall prob- 
ably have as a change in the programme next fall 
a game with Boston College and with Yale. There 
is some reason to expect a game with Dartmouth at 
Portland. The trip from Brunswick to Hanover is 
hard for the vitality of an eleven. The Dartmouth 
men are willing to come to Maine if a satisfactory 
date can be arranged. 

Manager White has nearly completed his base- 
ball schedule. Bowdoin will play as follows : 

Fast Day. — Brunswick at Brunswick. 

April 28. — Bates at Lewiston. 

May 2. — Open. 

May 9.— Tufts at College Hill. 

May 10. — Harvard at Cambridge. 

May 12. — U. of M. at Brunswick. 

May 18. — Amherst "Aggies" at Amherst. 

May 19. — Amherst at Amherst. 

May 23. — Amherst "Aggies" at Brunswick. 

May 26. — Boston College at Brunswick. 

May 29.— U. of M. at Orono. 

June 2. — Tufts at Brunswick. 

June 6. — Bates at Lewiston. 

June g. — Open. 

Ivy Day. — Bates at Brunswick. 



ATHLETICS. 



Manager Swett of the track team attended the 
annual meeting of the New England Intercollegiate 
Athletic Association held in the Copley Square 
Hotel in Boston last Saturday and received a couple 
of pretty compliments from the delegates to the 
meeting. The officers elected for next year were 
Herbert L. Swett of Bowdoin, president; F. C. Ives, 
Wesleyan, vice-president; E. S. Chase, Brown, 
Secretary; R. Murray, M. I. T., treasurer; J. S. 
Vanderbilt, Amherst, V. W. Gooch, Dartmouth, and 
Sidney B. Wood, Williams, executive committee. 
A committee to revise the constitution was elected 
as follows : Herbert L. Swett, Bowdoin ; C. W. 
Brown, Brown University; Charles Billington, 
Wesleyan ; and D. Bradley Rich, Dartmouth. 

There were fifteen delegates at the meeting. All 
the colleges in the association excepting University 
of Maine and Trinity College had representatives 
present. It was decided to hold the bicycle races of 
the association this year at Charles River park, 
which has an excellent bank-track ; but to run off the 
other events at Worcester as usual. The delegates 
voted to reject the application for membership sent 
in by Boston College and the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College (Amherst Aggies). 



224 



BOWDOm ORIENT. 



Y. M. C. fl. 



Earlier in tlie year it has been mentioned in this 
column, that it was the desire of those most inter- 
ested in Christian work in the four colleges of the 
State, to know each other better and in some way 
to co-operate. 

The only thing that has seemed practical thus 
far, has been personal visitation and exchange of 
speakers. A few weeks ago one of our workers 
was at the University of Maine, spoke at 
their week-night service and had a' consulta- 
tion with some of the Association men there. In 
accordance with this plan Wilson, 1901, of Bates, 
had been engaged to speak at the Thursday evening 
meeting on February 8th, and to add to the inter- 
collegiate nature of the service. Hall, 1902, from 
the University, happening to be in town on business, 
came in and brought a most welcome greeting from 
his fellow-students. Mr. Wilson spoke on the sub- 
ject of the claim of modern missionary methods 
upon Christian students from the evangelical, edu- 
cational, and medical standpoints. The talk was 
very interesting and impressive. This is a way in 
which the Associations of the different colleges can 
materially help one another. We have received 
good from the effort thus far, and sincerely hope 
that this intercollegiate State movement may con- 
tinue. 

With the Mandolin Quintette for music and 
Professor Files as speaker, the Sunday afternoon 
service drew a large number of the fellows to the 
Association room on February nth. Professor 
Files spoke on the subject of modern religious 
methods, telling more particularly his personal 
experiences in investigating the work of the Salva- 
tion Army in London. In speaking of practical 
religious methods, Professor Files referred in a 
most complimentary way to the stand taken by 
President Hyde at the meeting of the Congregational 
Council. The selection by the quintette was of an 
excellent character and thoroughly enjoyed by the 
audience. 



PERSONALS. 

The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class 
secretaries, in procuring items of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

'37. — John L. Cutler and his brother Isaac Cut- 
ler, formerly of Farmington, have signified their 
intention of presenting to the Farmington Public 



Library Association $10,000 for a library building 
to be erected in memory of their father, Nathan 
Cutler, Farmington has an excellent library of 
about 8,000 volumes and the need of a building has 
long been felt, but all projects for such have fallen 
through. The people are delighted and fully appre- 
ciate the unexpected gift. 

M. 'SI.— Dr. Elbridge G. Decker of Fort Fair- 
field, died January 29th, after a long and severe ill- 
ness, at the advanced age of 74 years. Dr. Decker 
began the practice of his profession at Ashland, Me., 
then known as No. 11, and five years later removed 
to Fort Fairfield, where for many years he was the 
only doctor for miles around. The funeral was 
held at the residence of the late deceased on Fort 
Hill, conducted by the members of Eastern Frontier 
Lodge, F. & A. M., of which the doctor was a charter 
member. The many friends of the deceased 
throughout the county will remember his many 
kindly deeds as well as his hardships during the 
early years of his practice when that section was but 
a wilderness. 

Med. 'S9-— A. K. P. Meserve of Portland is on 
the executive committee of the Confederation of 
New England States' Examining and Licensing 
Boards, recently formed in Boston. The purpose 
of the organization is to secure like standards, 
uniform severity of examinations and markings, like 
duration of examinations, like subjects, the same 
fees, the same rules as to conditions, etc., in the 
various states. 

'61.— Editor Dingley of the Lewiston Journal has 
sailed for an extended tour of Southern Europe and 
the Holy Land. 

'Si.— Rev. A. G. Pettengill was recently called to 
the Unitarian Church at Waterville, Maine. 

'87. — C. B. Burleigh, editor of the Kennebec 
Journal, was elected president of the Augusta 
Board of Trade at the annual meeting last week. 

'89. — F. J. C. Little is secretary of the Augusta 
Board of Trade for the ensuing year. 

Ex-'8i.— Representative F. C. Stevens of Minne- 
sota, whose home was formerly at Rockland, Me., 
is rapidly forging to the front as a member of the 
important House committee on military affairs. He 
is only 39 years old but is starting on his third year 
as a member of the House. The committee on 
military affairs has been a very busy committee for 
the last three years and at present has over 2,000 
bills before it for consideration. 

'93.— Dr. Byron F. Barker of Bath has been 
appointed hospital steward with Major E. M. Fuller 
in the Second Regiment, N. G. S. M. 

'94-— Charles A. Flagg has recently published an 
attractive and carefully compiled genealogical work, 
entitled "Family of Asa AUcott." 



BOWDOm ORIENT. 



225 



'91. — Dr. Ralph H. Hunt of Bangor has been 
given the honor of a three-months' appointment as 
resident surgeon in the Lexington Avenue Hospital 
in New York. 

'95. — Archie G. Axtell of Winthrop was ordained 
to the Christian ministry at the Willi-ston Church, 
Portland, Wednesday evening, January 24th. 

'99. — Fred H. Albee of Head Tide, who is attend- 
ing Harvard Medical School, recently received a 
prize of $100 for rank during the fall term. 

'97. — We are indebted to James E. Rhodes, 2d, 
for the following directory of men in the Class of 
'97. Several names which have appeared before in 
the Personal column of the present volume are 
omitted. 

Ralph H. Clark is in the Third Year Medicine 
Class in the Louisville (Ky.) Medical School. 

Frank A. Stearns is a member of the firm of 
Whittington, Stearns & Co., wholesale and retail 
hardware merchants, Hot Springs, Ark. 

Joseph S. Stetson and James P. Russell are 
members of the First Year Class, Bowdoin Medical 
School. Harry E. Gribben, Edwin F. Pratt, and 
Philip W. Davis are in the Third Year Class in 
the same school. Orville L. Hanlon is also a mem- 
ber of the Second Year Class. 

M. Sumner Coggan is a student at law in the 
office of his father, Hon. Marcellus Coggan, 'jz^ 
rooms 913-914 Tremont Building, Boston. Oscar 
E. Pease is an attorneyTat-lavv with an office in the 
same building, room 512. 

Chase Pulsifer is in the Barker Mill, Auburn, 
Me., with the intention of learning the mill busi- 
ness. 

John M. Shute is teaching physics and chemis- 
try in the Waterbury (Conn.) High School. 

Fred R. Ellsworth is pastor of the Congrega- 
tional Church in Sandwich, Mass. 

Hugh McCallum is taking a post-graduate course 
in Yale Divinity School. 

Benjamin J. Fitz is Instructor in History in the 
University of Colorado, and is a candidate for Holy 
Orders in the Diocese of Colorado. Harry M. Var- 
rell is Instructor in German in the same university. 

John H. Morse is a Third Year man in Harvard 
Medical School. 

Hull is a First Year man in Jefferson Medical 
School, Philadelphia, Penn. 

John H. Quint is pastor of the Congregational 
Church in Rochester, Mass. 

Henry Gilman is teaching in Plympton, Mass. 

Frank J. Small is a Senior in the University of 
Maine Law School. 

Reuel W. Smith is a Second Year man in Har- 
vard Law School. Cecil L. Blake is a First Year 



man in the same school, and J. William Hewitt is in 
the Harvard Graduate School. 

Frederick H. Dole is teaching in North Wind- 
ham, Maine. 

Thomas C. Keohan is a student at law in an office 
in Lynn, Mass. 

George E. Carmichael is agent for the Metropoli- 
tan Life Insurance Company at South Framing- 
ham, Mass. 

Stephen O. Andros is private tutor in the family 
of Todd Ford, Youngstown, Ohio, and is at present 
spending the winter in Attadena, Los Angeles Co., 
California. 

Charles S. Sewall is principal of Wiscasset (Me.) 
Academy. 

George Haines is in the Middle Class, Andover 
Theological Seminary. Frederick Parker, ex-'97, is 
in the Senior Class in the same seminary. 

William Frye White graduated from Columbian 
LTniversity Law School, last spring, and is at pres- ■ 
ent a member of the law firm of Cotton & White, 
.Sun Building, Washington, D. C. 

'98. — Edwin E. Spear is in the Patent Office at 
Washington. 

'98. — William M. Spear is in the store of Spear 
& Stover, wholesale and retail dealers in stationery, 
dry goods, etc., Rockland, Me. 

'98. — Ralph L. Wiggin is sub-master in the 
Rockland High School. 

'99. — F. A. Fogg, who has been principal of the 
New Portland High School, has accepted a position 
as teacher of Physics and Chemistry in the High 
School at Cranston, R. I. H. E. Marston, '99, will 
take his place at New Portland during the winter 
term. 

'99. — Wallace H. White is private secretary to 
Hon. William P. Frye, president pro tern, of the 
Senate. 

'99. — Archer P. Cram is employed in the Pension 
Bureau at Washington, D. C. 



DOG-GEREL. 

I saw some college Freshmen once 
Into a night-lunch go ; 
"They're going to the dogs," said I, 
"The current tale of woe." 

—Ex. 

Once a Freshman was cast on an African shore. 

Where a cannibal monarch held sway; 
And they served up that Freshman in slices on toast, 

On the eve of that very same day. 
But the vengeance of heaven followed swift on the 
act. 

And before next morning was seen. 
By cholera morbus that tribe was attacked. 

For that Freshman was terribly green. — Ex. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



NECKW^BAK. 



We wish to call attention to our New Line of 
Neckwear, which we think is one o£ the Best 
Assortments in the State. Call and look it over. 

ber We Sell the Best Quality 50c. Ties for 45c. 



J. W. & O. R. PENNELL, 

ONE-PRICE, SPOT-CASH CLOTHIERS, 



72 Main St., BRUNSWICK. 



J. H. YORK, 
MERCHANT TAILOR, 

Brunswick, Me. 



DRAP ERIES. 

"•VIVtVTWBlwww'wwwBjijiwi ■■■■■-■- - — 

Chenille, Lace, and Silk for Windows, 
Doors, Mantels, Chairs, and Pictures. 

Brass and Wood Fixtures of all kinds. 

Table and Stand Covers. 

Blankets, Comforters, and Spreads. 
Materials made at short notice. Soaps, 
Toilet Waters, Perfumes, Combs, Hair 
and Tooth Brushes, Pads, Tablets, En- 
velopes, and Paper by the pound. 

JAMES F. WILL & CO., 

BRUNSWICK, ME. 



AI^lv RIGHT 
SHIRTS . . . 

" In the SpriDg-Time most men's fancies 
tnrn to tlioughts of Fancy Shirts.'' 
We have now ready for inspection our entire line of 

NEGLIGEE SHIRTS FOE SPEING. 

"MONARCH" Japanese Crepe at $1.50. 

"HATHAWAY" Madras and Silk Stripes at $J.OO 

and $1.50. 
"HOLMES & IDE" Madras and Cheviots at $1.00. 
Percales at 45 and 50c. 

SPRING NECKWEAR 

in the new Barathea weaves in English Squares and Imperials 
at 45, 75, and 90c. 



E.S. 



ONE=PRICE CLOTHIER 

J 50 Main St., BRUNSWICK. 




nURPHY 

The ilatter. 

Sign, Gold Hat. 
Corner Lisbon and Ash Streets, 
LEWISTON, ME. 



Cigars, Tobaccos, 

Novels, Confectionery, 

Billiards 40c. per Hour. DllliardS, POOl. 

New Balls, New Cues, Tables in Thorough Repair. 

208 Main Street, BRUNSWICK, ME. 
W. R. Field's Old Stand. 

Frank E. I^oberts, 

DEALER IN 

...^...^Jine Boots, Shoes, and Rubbers, 

No. 53 Main Street, 

Give him a call. BRUNSWICK, MB. 

He will use you all right. 

28-1-17. 



Mention Orient when Patronizing Our Advertisers. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUAEY 22, 1900. 



No. 26. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

FUSLISHBD EVBBT THURSDAY D0KING THK COLLEGIATB; 
YBAR BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 
Percy A. Baeb, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 

IsLAY F. McCoKMicK, 1900 Business Manager. 

George C. Wheeler, 1901, Assistant Business Manager. 

Joseph C. Pearson, 1900 Personals. 

Harry C. McCarty, 1900, Personals. 

Philip L. Pottle, 1900, College News. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902 College News. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902, College News- 

Charles E. Bellatty, 1902, Athletics. 

Frank B. Mitchell, M., 1902, . . . Medical School. 

Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies, 10 Cents. 

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

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

Entered at the Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

CONTENTS. 

Vol. XXIX., No. 26.— February 22, 1900. 

Editorial Notes 227 

Meeting of Bowdoiu Alumni 228 

Annual Dinner of Kennebec Alumni Association . . 228 

Communication 229 

'68 Prize Speaking 229 

'68 Prize Oration 229 

calendar 231 

College News . 232 

Athletics 233 

Personals 234 



The Minstrel Show last week came up in 
every way to all that had been anticipated, but 
especially was it successful in strengthening 
the respective treasuries of the base-ball and 
track athletic interests. Because of this even- 
ing both of these associations are in a position 



to start boldly onward towards developing 
strong and thoroughly trained teams. 

This benefit for athletics should be held 
every winter in some form or other. If not as 
last week, there are light operas and dramas ; 
and both of these could be made as perfect 
with the talent in college as that obtained in 
the Minstrel Show. Managers ought to bear 
this in mind hereafter, and profit by the experi- 
ence of the present. 

It is very possible that the Minstrel Show 
may be given a few times out of town. In 
case this is decided, the fellows who may live 
in such localities should assist the venture 
with their influence. All trouble and labor 
undertaken now will bear two-fold in good 
results when next season's athletics are fought 
out. 



The Electric Light Company which con- 
trols the system in Brunswick has been giving 
most unsatisfactory service on the campus. 
We pay at least three times as much as when 
oil was used, and we get light often three 
times inferior. Every storm, freshet, or 
trifling accident in the system means poor 
lights, if any at all, for a whole evening. A 
first-class company reckons on these things 
and are prepared for it ; why does not this one ? 
We are paying for first-class service and we 
want it. There must be nearly a thousand 
dollars paid each term for lights in the three 
dormitories, and perhaps if this were quietly 
invested in lamps and oil for a term we might 
fare better in the end. 



The conference last Saturday between the 
teachers of the Maine fitting schools and the 
Faculty of the college should be the foundation 
of a common 'understanding and a closer con- 
nection between these two important educa- 
tional factors. By a hearty co-operation alone 



228 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



can the best welfare of the student be obtained, 
and to such an end the frank discussions and 
kindly suggestions which took up a large part 
of the meeting showed a very marked and 
gratifying tendency. 

This convention with its, many inherent 
benefits may well become an annual custom. 
Students, fitting-schools and colleges, — all 
derive profit from its meetings, and the break 
between the secondary schools and college will 
become so insignificant that no loss of energy 
at all is suffered. 



MEETING OF BOWDOIN ALUMNI AT 
NORWAY. 

A very enthusiastic meeting of the Bowdoin 
Alumni was held in Norway last Monday. 
The association will hereafter do everything 
in its power for the interest of the college, both 
in receiving students and in any other way 
that may present itself. 

The Portland Press says : 

Norway, February 19. — The Bowdoin Col- 
lege Alumni of Oxford County held its annual 
banquet here to-night with Chief Justice Wis- 
well of the Supreme Court and Professor Lee 
of Bowdoin as the cfuests. 



ANNUAL DINNER OF KENNEBEC 
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 

About thirty sons of old Bowdoin living in 
Augusta and vicinity gathered at the Cony 
House, Friday^evening, for their annual meet- 
ing and banquet. A dozen others, unable to 
be present, sent letters of regret, showing that 
their hearts were with their more fortunate 
alumni brothers. President William DeWitt 
Hyde and Professor F. C. Robinson of the 
Chair of Chemistry were present to represent 
the college, and the tmdergraduate body was 
represented by xA.lbro L. Burnell of the Senior 
Class. It was a happy occasion for all; and 
the only regrettable feature was the absence 
through illness of Hon. J. W. Bradbury, '25, 
the beloved president of the association and 
the oldest living alumrius of the college. 

The Kennebec Bowdoin Alumni Associa- 



tion was formed in June; 1898, at the residence 
of Mr. Bradbury, with 25 members present, 
all residents of Augusta. Its first banquet 
was held at the Augusta House the following 
December, and last evening's gathering was 
the second of the kind. Previous to the din- 
ner a brief business meeting was held and the 
following officers elected for the ensuing year : 
President, Hon. J. W. Bradbury, '25 ; vice- 
presidents, Hon. H. M. Heath, '72, and Rev. 
E. S. Stackpole, '71 ; secretary and treasurer, 
J. Clair Minot, '96; executive committee. Dr. 
O. S. C. Davies, '79, Dr. W. S. Thompson, '75, 
and F. J. C. Little, '89. 

The banquet was served at 8.30 o'clock. 
On the cover of the tasty menu card was an 
engraving of the twin spires of King's Chapel, 
surrounded by a wreath of pine cones and 
needles from the "whispering pines." By 
each plate was a boutonniere of carnations of 
the college color, white. Hon. H. M. Heath, 
'72, sat at the head of the table, flanked by 
President Hyde and Professor Robinson. 

The others present were: Rev. E. S. 
Stackpole, '71 ; Dr. O. S. C. Davies, '79; O. D. 
Baker, '68; M. S. Holway, '82; Dr. W. S. 
Thompson, '75 ; Dr. O. W. Turner, '90 ; John 
Gould, '85 ; C. B. Burleigh, '87 ; Joseph Wil- 
liamson, '88; J. V. Lane, '87; F. J. C. Little, 
"89; Horace R. Sturgis, '78; L. A. Burleigh, 
'91; F. G. Farrington, '94; R. W. Leighton, 
'96 ; J. Clair Minot, '96 ; Charles S. Pettengill, 
'98 ; Arthur H. Nason, '99, all of Augusta ; H. 
S. Webster, '67, Weston Lewis, '72, and 
Charles A. Knight, '96, of Gardiner; and 
Charles F. Johnson, '79, and Albert G. Bowie, 
'75, of Waterville. 

After the cigars had been lighted there 
were speeches. President Hyde and Profes- 
sor Robinson spoke for the college, telling in 
most interesting fashion of its condition, its 
work and its needs. Then Toast-master 
Heath called upon half a score of speakers in 
order. Among the speakers were Rev. E. S. 
Stackpole, Hon. O. D. Baker, Charles F. John- 
son of Waterville, Joseph Williamson, Jr., C. 
B. Burleigh, M. S. Holway and Professor 



BOWDOIN OEIENt. 



229 



Arthur H. Nason of Kent's Hill. Mr. Burnell 
of the present Senior Class, gave an interest- 
ing sketch of present undergraduate life, 
dwelling upon athletics. It was midnight 
when the meeting was adjourned. 



To the Editor of the Orient: 

In connection with the admirable article in 
your issue of February 8th on "Bowdoin in 
the Civil War," kindly permit me the space 
for a few words about the Civil War service 
of the men of the Class of 1861. To quote 
from the history compiled by the faithful and 
efficient class secretary, Mr. Edward Stan- 
wood, "Of the 61 men who were at any time 
active members of the class, 25 served in the 
army and two in the navy of the United States 
and two were in the Confederate army. Mor- 
rell and Fessenden were killed in battle during 
the Civil War ; Howe was killed by Indians in 
the Modoc War; Cram, Jordan (navy), and 
Shell (Confederate), died of disease con- 
tracted in the service. Two members of the 
class rose to the rank of brevet brigadier- 
general, — Hyde and Manning." Of those 
here mentioned, Captain William W. Morrell 
and Lieutenant Samuel Fessenden died gal- 
lantly; Morrell, while leading his company in 
a charge near Spottsylvania Court House, 
May, 1864, and Fessenden, from the Result of 
wounds received in the second Bull Run battle, 
dying the next morning. At the terrible 
carnage of the "Bloody Angle" at Spottsyl- 
vania, Color Sergeant Edwin Emery, while 
endeavoring to bring the faltering line up to 
the colors, fell wounded, and received a second 
wound during the 24 hours that he lay help- 
less on the field, under fire, and at one time 
within the Confederate lines. He won a 
lieutenant's commission for his bravery. Cap- 
tain Lorin Farr was wounded severely at Cold 
Harbor ; Lieut. Charles O. Hunt was wounded 
at Gettysburg; Lieut.-Colonel George B. Ken- 
niston languished in rebel prisons for 13 
months; and Sergeant Edward Simonton was 
severely wounded in the assault on Petersburg, 



Va., and promoted for his bravery. These 
are but a few names from the war record of 
the Class of 1861, as brilliant as any, and fully 
deserving, I think, of the mention here 
accorded it. — M. 



'68 PRIZE SPEAKING. 

Thursday evening, February iSth, the last 
prize speaking of the Class of 1900 was held 
in Memorial Hall. The five orations, which 
were original, showed real labor upon their 
subjects and were in general admirably deliv- 
ered. Lee was awarded the first and only 
prize, while Bragdon and Whitney deserve 
honorable mention for the commendable and 
able exhibition of both oratorical and literary 
excellence. 

The judges were Dr. G. M. Elliott, Mr. 
Barrett Potter, and the Rev. Fr. Sekenger. 

Programme : 

Music. 
In Defence of Jeanne D'Arc. 

James Plaisted Webber. 
America in the East. 

Harry Clinton McCarty. 
Music. 
Death of Rienzi. 

Joseph Walker Whitney. 
Modern Educational Ideals. 

Clifford Sawyer Bragdon. 
Music. 
The Reign of the Golden Rule. 

Frederick Crosby Lee. 
England and South Africa. 

*Robert FrankHn Chapman. 
Music. 
*Excused. 



THE REIGN OF THE GOLDEN RULE. 



Frederick Crosby Lee. 
The ultimate ruling power of the world 
will be love. The conditions of lasting peace 
can in no other manner be obtained. Think 
of it. Permanent peace demands what? 
Constraint.'' But constraint alone breeds dis- 
content sooner than any known force. Free- 
dom? But freedom forms no check for evil. 
If not one of these two, what then? Love! 
whose wholesome influence combines the con- 



230 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



straint of care for others with the freedom of 
right doing. Yes, it is only love, embodied in 
the words of the golden rule, that can bring 
this restless world to the quiet of peace. All 
the works of the past ages point to such an 
issue. All the changes of the centuries pro- 
claim that love shall rule ! 

Go back with me through the long years 
to that day when Christ taught in the Temple. 
How peaceful and holy is the scene ! How 
moving the sight of the listening throng ! And 
oh ! how thrilling the words of the Divine 
Teacher ! 

"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with 
all thy heart and with all thy soul and with 
all thy mind ; this is the first and great com- 
mandment ; and the second is like unto it ; 
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On 
these two commandments hang all the law 
and the prophets." 

That utterance marked the birth of a new 
order of things. The old idea of self-interest 
was repudiated and a new idea of brotherly 
love was born, whose power was to be the 
backbone of Christian morals, and whose 
acceptance the begetter of the soul-lifting hope 
of heaven. 

Since that day this growing force of love 
has expressed itself in many ways. It spoke 
from the cross of the awful day of Golgotha 
in the prayer of "Father, forgive them, for 
they know not v^at they do," and the seeming 
triumph of its foes- was turned to defeat. It 
fired the dying martyrs of the Roman arena 
and their inspiration converted the persecu- 
tor to the faith that proclaimed it. It tamed 
the wild spirits of the piratical Norsemen, till 
their homes became the seats of peace. It 
came down through the ages and crossed the 
Atlantic with William Penn and his colonists 
and formed the base of their unbroken cove- 
nant with the Indians. It was present in the 
minds of those who framed the constitution 
and helped them in the formation of the laws 
of justice. Wherever love has been acknowl- 
edged it has raised up Good Samaritans to 
undo the work of the wicked. I find it at the 



heart of all that is influential in any lasting 
degree, I find it at the heart of all that is good 
and noble. It has been the foundation of the 
greatest benefits that the race has received 
since the days of the Master. It has enriched 
oratory, literature, and art ; it has proved 
itself the one force that can help men to live 
truer and nobler lives ; and as such, it is the 
hope of the future. 

The hope of the future ! How many souls 
have longed for that day when war and rumors 
of war shall be no more, and when the inno- 
cent may walk abroad by day or night and 
meet none but the innocent! If such a day is 
to come, love is the force that will bring it. 

Does love then, as the power of the future, 
harmonize with to-day's outlook? The past 
has shown its greatness, does the present show 
its growing strength? Well may such a 
question be asked. The rule of the tyrant 
war seems as firm to-day as ever. But the 
conditions that to-day or to-morrow impede 
the wheels of advance are, after all, but tem- 
porary. The warning of Christ' that wars and 
contentions must first come to pass, was not 
meant only for an age since gone by. It may 
be hard for even the optimist to justify his 
hopes by the facts of to-day, yet the peace will 
be the more glorious when it does come for its 
conquest of passion, and who can say but it 
will be the more enduring? No knowledge 
of evil is so complete as that which is born of 
experience. The world that will the most 
enjoy peace is the world that, having become 
wearied with war, bows its knee to the divine 
principle of another right embodied in love! 
I must believe that if war is to be it will hasten 
its own end and through many may raise the 
despairing cry of "How long, O Lord, how 
long?" The dawn of the cherished day is not 
distant. The militant signs of the times are 
plenty, but love is not dormant nor can it be 
while the disciples of Christ still live and teach. 
It may be long years before the harvest is 
gathered, and the world is ruled by love, but 
the seed is ever being sown, and its growth 
though slow is sure. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



231 



The Hague last year saw a noteworthy 
gathering. It was called "The Peace Con- 
gress." Its work was varied. Its motive 
doubtful. But nevertheless it represented 
advance. It showed that man was not alone 
thoughtful of his own rights. It showed that 
the coming of peace was not despaired of. 
But that is not all. The advance of peaceful 
arbitration between nations points to a new 
means of avoiding war, and the two great 
English-speaking peoples have already used 
this means to adjust their differences. 

But opposed to this comes the news that 
Germany is to appropriate $100,000,000 to 
her navy; that Russia will build a new fleet; 
that France proposes to increase her arma- 
ment; that England intends to keep her navy 
equal to any two continental powers ; and that 
our own government desires greater power 
on sea and land. Such reports show the trend 
of the century. This age is an age of con- 
quest. Each year sees changes in the world's 
political geography. Universal war, with its 
unspeakable horrors, may be at hand. And 
what will be the result? Will those differ- 
ences be settled forever? Perhaps, but at 
what a cost ! 

Think of the multitudes of brave men who 
must sacrifice their lives, following their 
country's banner up some blood-stained, 
corpse-strewn slope ! Think of the equally 
brave women who must remain in the war- 
stricken homes, with aching hearts, hoping in 
vain for good news, and venting their grief 
in agonized tears over the cradle of their 
unconscious babes at night, while in the day 
they force themselves to smile at their chil- 
dren's alarms ! Think of those orphans com- 
pelled to grow up without knowing a father's 
care or counsel ! Think of the suffering of 
the poor and needy when the war has caused 
a scarcity of the very necessaries of life ! 
Think of the millions spent by the striving 
government in endeavoring to hold its own ! 
Think of the loss to the industry that has its 
skilled laborers taken, to the country that 
sacrifices the flower of its youth, to the world 



that must lack forever the vigor of its strong- 
est ! War, indeed, may settle differences, but 
at what a cost ! 

But let us look at the result when differ- 
ences are settled by peaceful methods. What 
a better way this shows us. The young man 
does not leave his trade to slay his fellow-man, 
but lives out his useful life in his quiet duties. 
The wife sings as she goes about her house- 
work, happy in the thought of her soon 
returning husband and her growing children. 
The children climb upon their father's knees 
at night and are all unconscious of what might 
have been their loss. The poor and needy do 
not have their lot made harder. The govern- 
ment does not have to tax to raise a war-fund. 
Industry thrives, the country keeps its youth, 
the world feels new vigor from its unspent 
blood, and the differences are settled and soon 
forgotten. Where love is supreme, war is 
unknown, for the nations are as men and jus- 
tice between them as between brother and 
brother ! 

Would that men might to-day see that 
love is the better part, and banish this horror 
of war forever. 

Were half the power, that fills the world with terror, 
Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and 
courts 

Given to redeem the human mind from error, 
There were no need of arsenals and forts; 

The warrior's name would be a name abhorred; 

And every nation, that should lift again 
Its hand against a brother, on its forehead 

Would wear forevermore the curse of Cain! 

Down the dark future, through long generations, 
The echoing sounds grow fainter and then cease; 

And like a bell, with solemn, sweet vibrations, 

I hear once more the voice of Christ say " Peace !" 

Peace ! and no longer from its brazen portals 

The blast of War's great organ shakes the skies; 

But beautiful as songs of the immortals, 
The holy melodies of love arise. 



CALENDAR. 

Thursday, Feb. 22. — Washington's Birthday. 
Friday, March 23. — College Indoor Meet. 
Monday-Friday, April 2-6. — Examinations. 



232 



BOWDOm OEIENT. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 

Howard, Med., is out sick. 

Randall, '99, spent Sunday in college. 

Simpson, 1903, spent Sunday in Augusta. 

Pearl, 4903, spent last Sunday in Lewiston. 

All the classes are practicing for the relay races. 

Kelley, '02, has returned from teaching in Booth- 
hay. 

Several games of golf were played on the links 
last week. 

The second Junior Assembly will come next Mon- 
day night. 

The Sophomores have finished boxing in the 
Gymnasium. 

The Glee Club started Tuesday on its trip among 
the mountains. 

Lancey, '99, and Clarke, '99, will be back for the 
next assembly. 

The new snow-plow is a great improvement on 
the one of last year. 

Haley, 1902, who is sick at home, is much better, 
and is able to sit up. 

The snow storm on Sunday was the heaviest one 
we have had this year. 

At the Deutcher Verein on Monday, Stackpole 
and Webber read papers. 

It is now the intention of the management to give 
the Minstrel Show in Portland. 

Goodspeed, 1900, will be the delegate of the 
Lambda Chapter to the S4th annual convention of 
the Zeta Psi Fraternity, at Philadelphia, March 9th 
and loth. 

One of the most interesting meetings of the 
Politics Club was held with Professor Emery, Mon- 
day. The next meeting will be held at New 
Meadows Inn. 

The last two readings from the Faust will be 
given next week, the third reading on Tuesday even- 
ing, February 27th, and the last, Thursday evening, 
March ist. 

At the last meeting of the Sophomore Class, the 
following officers were elected: President, Hoyt; 
vice-president, Rodick ; secretary and treasurer, Giles ; 
squad leader, B. P. Hamilton: H. J. Hunt, captain 
of the track team. 

The college is now in a position to offer to teach- 
ers' associations in the cities and towns throughout 
the State, a series of lectures on methods of instruc- 
tion in the various subjects taught in the public 



schools. At present the course consists of the fol- 
lowing lectures : 

Professor MacDonald on Civil Government, I. 

Professor MacDonald on Civil Government, II. 

Professor Robinson on Teaching Chemistry. 

Professor Emery on Commercial Geography. 

Professor Woodruff on Teaching Classics. 

Professor Lee on Nature Study. 

Professor MacDonald on American History. 

Professor Mitchell on English Composition. 

Dr. Whittier on School Hygiene. 

Professor Files on Study of Modern Languages. 

This course is intended exclusively for teachers. 
At the present time, the course is being given as a 
whole in Bangor and Ellsworth; in part, in Boothbay, 
Gardiner, and Lewiston. 

Saturday, February 17th, sixty-five principals and 
assistants of the Maine high schools and academies 
met in conference with the President and Faculty 
of the college. The morning session, which was held 
in the Searles Science Building, was opened by Presi- 
dent Hyde, who explained that the conference had 
beeen called in order, if possible, to bring about a 
closer connection between the secondary schools and 
the college, and also to promote a better common 
understanding between them. In order to do this, 
;he various subjects in the college requirements 
would be taken up in turn and thoroughly examined. 
The subject would be introduced by the head of the 
department in college and then thrown open for gen- 
eral discussion. This plan was productive of most 
excellent results, since it not only explained the posi- 
tion of the college, but also showed clearly the views 
of the preparatory schools on all these subjects. The 
discussion continued until noon, when the visitors 
were invited to inspect the college buildings. At 
1.30 a dinner was served to the guests and the mem- 
bers of the Faculty at New Meadows Inn. Seventy- 
four sat at the tables. After the dinner President 
Hyde called for informal remarks from some of the 
visitors. Among the speakers were Principals Chase 
of Portland, White of Bangor, Moody of the Edward 
Little High School, Libby of Lewiston High, John- 
son of Cobiu-n Classical Institute, Cook of Augusta, 
Sampson of Thomaston Academy, Cole of Bath, 
Snow of Yarmouth^ Academy, Dutch of Hallowell, 
and Professors MacDonald and Lee of the college. 
The speeches, which were of a more general charac- 
ter than the talk of the morning, were extremely 
interesting and were well received. The unanimous 
opinion seemed to be that the best results could be 
obtained only by hearty co-operation on the part of 
the fitting schools and the college. The conference 
closed at 4 p.m. 



'98. — J. M. Loring is an instructor in Tougaloo 
University, Tougaloo, Mississippi. • 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



23S 



ATHLETICS. 

The Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association 
held its annual meeting in Waterville last Saturday. 
Officers for next year were elected as follows : W. 
R. Ham, Bates, President; Fred L. Martin, U. of 
M., Vice-President; H. L. Withee, Colby, Secretary; 
and H. L. Swett, Bowdoin, Treasurer. The report 
of the treasurer showed a debt of $ioo. An assess- 
ment of $25 in addition to the regular annual 
assessment was voted for each college. An appro- 
priation was made for gold medals to be awarded 
New England Intercollegiate record breakers on the 
Maine teams. Three are already due. A. L. 
Grover of U. of M. will get one for throwing the 
discus and another for putting the shot. Harry H. 
Cloudman of Bowdoin will get the third medal as a 
reward for his sprinting the hundred. 

Bowdoin will see the next meet of the associa- 
tion on her own grounds if the Athletic Advisory 
Committee of the college look with favor on Manager 
Swett's arrangements. There is no reason for think- 
ing that the meet will not be held on the Whittier 
Athletic Field next spring. 

If the igoo meet is held here the arrangement for 
succeeding years will give the meeting place to the 
University of Maine in 1901, to Bates in 1902, to 
Colby in 1903, and to Bowdoin again in 1904. 

Harry J. Hunt will be captain of the track team 
and B. P. Hamilton will lead the dumb-bell squad 
of the Class of 1901, at the coming indoor athletic 
meet. 

Considering the fact that the college minstrel 
show for the benefit of the nine and the track team 
netted something more than $225, Manager White 
and Manager Swett have a right to be contented and 
to wear as broad a grin as they wish. 

Cloudman got a bad bruise, last week, on the 
thigh which he injured in foot-ball in the Exeter 
game of '98. He is having considerable trouble with 
the injury, but does not expect serious results. 

Captain Gregson was sick on Saturday and was 
unable to look after the training of the foot-ball 
squad in the gym. " 

Captain Reid of the Harvard nine has announced 
a novel plan for the coming base-ball campaign. He 
intends to hold the "scrub series" of games earlier 
in the season than has been the custom heretofore, 
and to pick a nine from the scrub games to play a 
series with the second 'Varsity. The men who make 
the best showing in the second series will go into 
the college team. B. H. Hayes, '98, Houghton, '99, 
and Rand, '98, will have charge of the coaching of 
the Harvard men until the arrival of Dr. Nichols, 
the head-coach. 



University of California has sent a challenge to 
Yale for a dual athletic meet in the East next spring. 
The western university will send a team to the 
Eastern States for intercollegiate contests ; and the 
westerners want a little private whack at Yale. It 
is not thought at New Haven that the Yale team is 
looking for any more engagements than it had 
already arranged. 

The second annual meet of the Georgetown Uni- 
versity Indoor Athletic Association was held in 
Washington on Saturday evening of last week. 
A. F. Duffy, the noted sprinter of Georgetown, won 
new honors by breaking the 50-yard indoor record. 
Duffy won in 5 1-5 seconds. The record, held by 
Wefers and Tewkesbury, was S 2-5 seconds. 

U. of P. will start a team of track athletes for 
England on June 20th to compete in the English 
championships at London on July 7th. After the 
contests with Oxford and Cambridge the team will 
go to Paris, and, later, will enter the Olympian 
games. ■ 

Captain Williamson Pell of the Princeton foot- 
ball team will put his men at work this week on 
special physical training to develop their muscles 
for the games of the next season. The exercise in 
the gymnasium will not take the place of the out- 
door practice usually taken during the spring months, 
but will, instead, be a preparation for the out-door 
work. 



TO RESTRICT FOOT-BALL. 

The Boston correspondent of the New York Sun 
sent the following interesting dispatch to his paper 
one day last week : 

"It has leaked out here that for some time past 
the Faculties of leading Eastern universities have 
been considering the advisability of curtailing the 
sport of foot-ball as much as possible, because of a 
belief that too much time is devoted to the game 
by the players and student-body to some extent to 
the detriment of good scholarship. The movement 
has been entirely secret and it is not the desire of 
those behind it to have the facts made public until 
all plans are consummated. From the best informa- 
tion obtainable the Faculties of Harvard, Yale, 
Princeton, Cornell and Columbia are in the scheme 
which has been discussed at length on many different 
occasions. 

"In order to sift matters down so that tangible 
results might be reached, the Faculties named herein 
appointed a committee to go over the ground and 
draw up some sort of an agreement which should 
govern foot-ball at these universities in particular 
and at any other institutions that might see fit to 
adopt the plan. The committee was organized about 
six months ago, entirely without the knowledge of 



234 



BOWDOm ORIENT. 



the undergraduates or the graduate athletic authori- 
ties. The committee was provided, where it was 
possible, with data concerning the work of every 
foot-ball player who had been a member of a 'Varsity 
eleven for several years, also his standing in studies, 
his physical condition before and after training for 
the eleven, together with his trim after leaving col- 
lege. Information, too, as to the amount of time 
devoted by each player to the game, the length of 
the preliminary training season, the expenses entailed 
and the number of men taken onto the field at the 
beginning of each season by the coaches was placed 
in the hands of the committee, to say nothing of the 
list of studies of each man, his average attendance at 
lectures and recitations, and the effect of injuries 
sustained. 

"With this material in hand the committee found 
that it had a long task. Plenty of time was devoted 
to it, however, and soon a report was framed to be 
submitted to the Faculties. In this report, it is 
understood, it was suggested that the number of 
games to be played by each eleven with other univer- 
sities be limited .say to six or less; that no prelimi- 
nary training before the opening of college should be 
allowed; that each player be prohibited from devot- 
ing more than a certain number of hours a day to 
practice and games ; that all players must attend 
lectures and recitations in such a way as to satisfy 
the requirements of the Faculties; that all players 
be compelled to devote a certain number of hours 
each day to their studies, and his scholarship must 
rank higher than the average : that every candidate 
for a place on a 'Varsity eleven must be subjected 
to a rigid physical examination before, during and 
after each season ; that uniform eligibility rules be 
placed in effect and enforced to the letter; that 
schedules of games must first be submitted to the 
Faculties for approval ; that the engagement of 
coaches, trainers and other attendants must be under 
the control of a Faculty committee. 

"The committee arrived at these conclusions at 
a recent meeting held in New York during the holi- 
days. Since then the Faculties have been deliberat- 
ing, with the result that fault is found because no 
penalty is attached to the proposed agreement. It 
is, therefore, argued that even if these five universi- 
ties should see fit to adopt such rules, if one of them 
violated the compact there would be no way to seek 
redress. It is believed that some of the recommen- 
dations are considered too severe and that when the 
report is sent back to the committee it will have been 
greatly modified in parts. It will be accompanied 
by a suggestion, it is said, calling for a penalty of 
this sort : 

"If a university, after agreeing to live up to the 
rules which must first be made satisfactory to all 



interested parties, breaks its pledge, it can be pun- 
ished by a refusal by the other universities to arrange 
any further games with its eleven. It is intended 
not to penalize individuals, but to come back at the 
offending university itself. The committee will hold 
another meeting shortly. It is thought that the new 
rules will not be ready, however, to affect foot-ball 
next fall, but will be enforced in 1901." 

Commenting upon this dispatch in the same 
column the editor of the Athletic department of the 
Sun says : 

"A strong protest from both undergraduates and 
alumni of the universities involved is expected as 
soon as the Faculties make public the plans out- 
lined in the above dispatch. The fact that the vari- 
ous graduate advisory committees of the leading 
colleges have not been consulted is almost sure to 
stir up the influential college men who have hitherto 
had control of foot-ball. They have been congi-atu- 
lating themselves recently upon the excellent man- 
ner in which foot-ball was conducted last fall and 
the comparatively few injuries sustained by players 
on the big teams. Barring a few minor changes in 
the foot-ball rules, the graduate directors of the 
sport have often said that foot-ball as it is now 
needs no tinkering. The argument advanced by cer- 
tain Faculty members, that the big foot-ball games 
last fall seriously interfered with the scholarship of 
both players and students, is not listened to with 
seriousness by the graduates, who believe that fos- 
tering the best interests of the sport does not con- 
sist in Faculty interference. It is all well enough 
to have a certain amount of Faculty control, the 
graduates say, but it is too much of a good thing 
when the real interest in the pastime is to be killed 
by needless restrictions. Altogether there is pros- 
pect of some friction between the Faculties and the 
alumni over a situation which is considered serious 
in the extreme." 



PERSONALS. 



The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class 
secretaries, in procuring items of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

'62. — Gen. C. P. Mattocks was toast-master at the 
immense banquet of the Maine Veterans at the Port- 
land auditorium, last week. Among the guests were 
ex-Governors Chamberlain, '52, and Robie, '41. 

M. '69. — At the Republican convention at West- 
brook, February i6th. Dr. Jacob L. Hoar was 
nominated for Mayor. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXIX. 



BEUNSWICK, MAINE, MARCH 1, 1900. 



No. 27. 



B O W D O T N O 11 I K N T. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THDBSDAT DnRING THE COLLEGIATE 
TEAR BY THE STDDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 
Percy A. Babb, 1900, Editor-in-Chief. 

IsLAY F. McCoRMiCK, 1900, .... Bu.siuess Manager. 
George G. 'Wheeler, 1901, Assistant Bu,sinesa Manager. 

Joseph C. Pearson, 1900 Personals. 

Harry C. McCarty, 1900, Personals. 

Philip L. Pottle, 1900, College News. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902 College News' 

Richard B. Dole, 1902, College News 

Charles E. Bellatty, 1902, Athletics 

Frank B. Mitchell, M., 1902, . . . Medical School 

Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Single Copies, 10 Cents. 

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

Uemittances should he made to the Business Managrer. Coni- 
niunications in regard to all other matters should be directed to 
the Editor-in-Chict. 

Entered at the Post-OfBce at Brunswick as Second-Cljss Mail Matter. 
PRINfED AT THE JOURNAL OFFICE, LEWISTON. 

CONTENTS. 
Vol. XXIX., No. 27.— March 1, 1900. 

Editorial Notes 235 

Calendar 236 

"Washington Alumni Meeting 237 

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain 238 

My Old Easy-Chair 239 

College News 240 

Athletics . . , .- 240 

Y. M. C. A 241 

Personals 241 



The track teams of the members of the 
N. E. I. A. A., according to the Orient 
exchanges, are faithfully at work training for 
the Worcester meet. These colleges, as well 
as Harvard, Yale, and Pennsylvania, recognize 
the benefit if not necessity of a few weeks of 



general gymnasium work to bring a man into 
what is termed "fine shape" just before the 
meet. 

Bowdoin is surely tempting fate in being 
so indifferent in preparing for a meet in which 
there is such an intense interest as that felt 
for the Worcester meet. Some systematic 
squad work needs to be done now on, until 
out-of-doors work is possible. It is generally 
claimed that about twelve weeks are best 
adapted to the most perfect condition, and that 
is exactly the number of weeks from now to 
the date of the meet. 



The course of lectures by the members of 
the Faculty, which are especially prepared for 
the needs of the secondary schools, should 
create a general demand from Principals 
throughout the State, and prove of inestimable 
popularity and profit to teachers and scholars. 
These lectures are prepared by educators of 
experience who are citizens of the State and 
especially familiar with her schools, and 
cognizant of their difficulties and deficiencies. 
Their purpose is to swing in line all the educa- 
tional forces throughout the State, and it is 
but part of the grand policy that college and 
secondary schools should work shoulder to 
shoulder for the welfare of the student. Only 
the most profitable results should crown these 
much needed lectures on popular topics, and 
only such can result when once this course is 
generally utilized. 



There is a very serious tendency to be con- 
sidered before the Minstrel Show is booked 
for an out-of-town performance, and this 
tendency has been illustrated to the sorrow of 
past managers whenever an entertainment of 
this sort or an opera has been reproduced away 
from the college town. 



236 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Several years ago an opera was given by 
the students which netted between two and 
three hundred dollars from the home perform- 
ance. Still further back a minstrel show was 
given with similar encouragement ; but in both 
of these cases all this gain was entirely loss 
because of out-of-town performances. 

The present venture has resulted extremely 
profitably to the Athletic Association, and no 
further attempt should be made with this pro- 
duction unless the manager is absolutely posi- 
tive of obtaining all expenses and a net profit 
in addition. 

College sentiment and spirit will force any- 
thing of this sort to a glorious climax when 
in our midst, but we must consider that out of 
town we are catering to the popular audience 
with its unreliability and capriciousness. 



General O. O. Howard in a recent maga- 
zine article on Senator Frye gives some pleas- 
ing reminiscences of the college days of the 
Senator and himself. He says: 

"The first time I saw Frye was in our 
Livy class-room at the beginning of our first 
term in Bowdoin College. I was not quite 
sixteen and he was about the same age. He 
appeared to me self-reliant and jolly. He 
hadn't yet come to his full size, but he was a 
very presentable youth. He had a perfectly 
shaped head and a fine forehead. His hair 
was darkish brown with light shades, and his 
eyes were just as they are now, large and 
noticeably blue — eyes that brighten immensely 
under excitement. As a Freshman, he 
roomed in Massachusetts Hall (North End) 
with Webster Pickard, a Junior. This chum- 
ming with a Junior cut him off considerably 
from his more humble classmates of the North 
College, where P. S. Perley and I enjoyed the 
fun and teasing of the Sophomores. I doubt 
if Frye ever had his proper share of the old 
discipline of hazing, though I saw him at foot- 
ball, once, considerably animated and indig- 
nant when Sophs mistook Freshmen's shins 
for the ball. He and I used to meet out of 
study hours at the gymnasium in the edge of 
the Pine Wood and practice jumping with the 
swing-rope for developing our muscles. 

"The remarkable thing about Frye at that 
time was his voice. It had a clear ring 



and demanded — commanded — attention. His 
memory was seldom at fault, and his recitation 
was excellent when he had previously studied. 
Boys of our age did not always have good 
lessons, because there were sometimes distrac- 
tions that were dominating, and poor work 
was not always our fault. Think of that old- 
fashioned 'hold-in' by the Sophomores at the 
Chapel door, and of those 'smoke-outs' in one's 
room ! If one had studied, such disturbances 
always for a time acted unfavorably on the 
nerves and naturally troubled the reciting. 
There were suppers, society meetings, games 
and novels, which, indulged in over night, 
would at times occasion a poor rendering of 
language before Professor Packard in the 
early morning ; or a noonday nap would bring 
on difficulty with Professor Smyth at his 
Ijlackboard in the afternoon. 

" But Frye was better defended than I by 
having a Junior room-mate and a conservative 
example, so that his recitations were generally 
good. It was my fortune, or rather the want 
of one, to teach school winters, and during 
my course of four years to stay out of college 
one whole fall term. But Frye came from 
I.ewiston, where the falls of the Androscoggin 
by a storage of power enabled the people to 
have large factories ; he himself belonged to 
the family of a manufacturer of ample means, 
so that he was not obliged to teach winter 
school, or do double work in term time. He 
retained his youth and elasticity all through 
the course, was very fond of his secret society, 
the Psi U., and had many boon companions. 
Really, I do not know what would have 
become of him if he had not struck two impor- 
tant epochs after his graduation. One was 
the meeting with a charming and accomplished 
young lady, whom he married; after which, 
life to my classmate naturally became more 
serious. 

"The other important event was his pub- 
lic confession of the Great Master; there 
resulted what we in New England used to call 
a 'change of mind.' " 

In reading this its similarity with present 
college days is striking, and we cannot help 
realizing a bond of sentiment and common 
loyalty between alumni, ol