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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APEIL 26, 1900. 



No. 1. 



BOW])OIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Charles B. Bellatty, 1902, Editor-in-Chief. 
George C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . Business Manager. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene E. Kelley, 1902, Assistant Business Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902, ' News Editor. 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903, News Editor. 

Parnsworth G. Marshall, 190.3, . . . News Editor. 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903 Alumni Editor. 

S. Clement "W. Simpson, 1903, . . . Alumni Editor. 

Per annum, in advance $2.00. 

Per Copy, 10 Cents. 

Ple.ise address business communications to the Business 
Manager, and all other contributions to the Editor-in-Chief. 

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



Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

GEN. HUBBARD PROMISES LIBRARY. 

President Hyde announced on Tuesday 
morning in chapel the best piece of news the 
college has heard for years. 

General Thomas H. Hubbard of New York 
City, a member of the Class of 1857, will give 
Bowdoin as good a library building as the col- 
lege wants ; and the construction of the build- 
ing will probably begin in the spring of 1901. 

Mr. Henry Vaughan of Boston, the archi- 
tect of the Searles Science Building, will draw 
the plans for the library after consultation with 
General Hubbard, and the college librarian, 
Professor George T. Little, who will make a 
tour of inspection of the most approved 
libraries of the country in order to get the best 
ideas regarding library construction. 

Gen. Thomas Hamlin Hubbard is one of 
the leading lawyers of New York City. He is 



a member of the board of trustees of the col- 
lege and has always been active in promoting 
the prosperity of his Alma Mater. The costly 
bronze tablets in Memorial Hall, giving the 
names of the Bowdoin men who fought in the 
Civil War, were the gift of General Hubbard. 
His offer of the library he made quietly by let- 
ter to President Hyde, who announced it in 
the regular Faculty meeting on Monday. The 
heartiness of the reception given this piece of 
news we can well imagine. Bowdoin has 
looked with longing eyes for a beautiful build- 
ing to stand on the southern end of the campus 
and give us one of the most beautiful college 
quadrangles in the -country. Now we shall 
have it. 

General Hubbard is all right! 



Some interesting statistics regarding the 
colleges and universities of the country are 
given in the World Almanac of 1900. From 
this source we have taken some of the figures 
which the presidents of the Maine colleges 
have given to the compilers of the table. 

Bowdoin, organized in 1794, has had 4,676 
graduates, of whom about 2,700 are living. 
Colby, organized in 1818, has graduated 1,254 
students, about 790 of whom are living. 
Bates, organized in 1864, has graduated 904 
students, about 840 of whom are living. The 
University of Maine, organized in 1865, has 
graduated 580 students, and about 545 of 
them are living. 

In 1899, Bates had 21 instructors, 340 stu- 
dents, and 21,000 volumes in her library; 
Colby had 18 instructors, 190 students, and 
35,000 volumes in her library; U. of M. had 
50 instructors, 355 students, and 15,233 vol- 
umes in her library; and Bowdoin had 32 
instructors, 360 students, and 64,000 volumes 
in her library. 



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Bowdoin stands well under this examina- 
tion, for she has more living graduates than 
the other three colleges together and her 
library, the best east of Boston, is nearly as 
large as that of the other three college libraries 
combined. 



Spring and summer athletics never had a 
better outlook at Bowdoin than they have now. 
The track team is certain of an overwhelming 
victory in the Maine intercollegiate meet, and 
there are many who feel confident that, barring 
accidents, we can win the New England meet 
at Worcester as we did last year. Besides the 
most excellent material left over from last year 
there is some valuable new material from 
which to make point winners among the Fresh- 
men, and the men are working faithfully under 
careful supervision. 

As regards base-ball the future looks bright 
also. The practice games have enabled us to 
see that the team knows considerably more of 
the science of the game than it did at the end 
of the first week of last season ; that it puts 
more snap into its play, that it can bat about as 
well and can field much better than it could last 
year early in the season. We have four 
pitchers, two of whom are stars, an infield 
which is all right, and plenty of candidates for 
the outfield. But we are still looking for a 
catcher. Up to the present writing nobody 
has shown up who is even as good as the 
second best catcher on the nine last year. This 
is the only weak place in the nine ,- and when 
more of the candidates have had practice, we 
are confident that a good man will show him- 
self. The coach intends to have two teams 
organized and pitted against one another twice 
a week until there is no question as to the men 
who are best fitted for the 'varsity positions. 
This is a custom in vogue at many of the col- 
leges. It has proved successful, and probably 
will not be a failure at Bowdoin. In Robinson, 
of Brown, and Graham, of Boston, the nine 
and the track team have competent coaches 



who are workers and who have the backing of 
the students. 



We want to see the Bowdoin nine keep up 
the steady, hard work it has begun this season 
and establish a reputation for strong, up-hill 
work. The determination to fight for a game 
until the last man is out in the last inning 
brings victory to a team. And this reminds us 
of the story told by Coach Woodcock, of 
Brown, who handled the Bowdoin nine last 
season. He gave it as an illustration of what 
the famous Yale spirit really means. 

" It was the ninth inning of a game between 
Yale and Brown," said he. "I was pitching 
for Brown. The score was 6 to 3 in our favor. 
Two men were out ; and I had two strikes on 
the man at the bat. Almost any one would 
think that the Yale players would begin to pack 
up their bats and to put on their sweaters to 
be ready to leave the field. But that isn't the 
way they do things at Yale. 

"There wasn't the least sign in the behavior 
of the Yale men to tell one that they thought 
the game was ended. On the contrary, five 
men stood in line between the plate and the 
Yale benches ready to take their turns at the 
bat. The dogged determination to win was 
written in every line of their faces. There was 
to be no giving up the game as lost. 

"Well, the next ball I pitched was the third 
strike; but it went high over the foulboard. 
The next two men up knocked home runs, 
thanks to misjudgment by the fielders. The 
next man knocked the ball into the hands of 
the shortstop, but the shortstop threw the ball 
away over the first baseman's head. When, 
at last, the third man was out the score was 7 
to 6 in favor of Yale !" 



The April Quill appeared on the 17th, and 
got a hearty welcome. It is an excellent 
number. Henry Smith Chapman, '91, 
Thomas Littlefield Marble, '98, George H. 
Stover, 1903, and Harold B. Eastman, 1902, 
have stories in this number. Arlo Bates, '76, 



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and Isaac Bassett Choate, '62, contribute 
poems. James Plaisted Webber, 1900, and 
George E. Fogg, 1902, represent the under- 
graduate verse writers. The silhouettes are 
interesting, and the proceedings of the Gander 
CUib receive a witty write-up in the last pages. 
Messrs. Eastman and Stover have shown 
commendable judgment in choosing for their 
first QilHI stories a local background and a 
simple plot, instead of writing about some- 
thing for which they and their readers have 
no sympathy. Their work gives promise of 
more good stuff from the same writers. The 
Quill will offer a prize for the best short story 
and a prize for the best college verse sub- 
mitted before June ist. All undergraduates 
are eligible to the competition. 



According to newspaper reports eleven 
deaths are recorded against foot-ball in the 
past year. Thinking that this statement may 
come into use as a campaign document for 
the opponents of one of the best of all manly 
sports, we quote some statements from the 
Deliver Times, which says : 

"During the short hunting season just 
ended seven men were killed in Wisconsin 
while in the woods deer shooting. In Michi- 
gan nine were killed, and in the Adirondacks 
twenty-three hunters lost their lives in as 
many days. Two deer hunters were killed in 
Pennsylvania. Twenty-two moose and deer 
hunters were killed in the State of Maine. 
Nine base-ball players were fatally hurt on the 
diamond during the past season. The deaths 
on the polo field numbered three, while on the 
links two men were killed by being struck on 
the head by the golf ball. Eight pugilists 
were killed in the prize ring. Mountain 
climbing, tobogganing, ice yachting, skating, 
fox hunting, bicycling and other kindred 
sports each year add to the list of fatalities 
that occur in open-air sporting amusements. 
Foot-ball is a rough game and the men who 
play it take many chances of injury ; but the 
casualties in other sports show that it is no 
more dangerous than the others." 

Those loudest in their denunciation of 
foot-ball ^re often persons who have never 
seen a game. The men who have played the 



game are the men who praise it with greatest 
entlmsiasm. Sometimes an inquirer will find 
that those who declare foot-ball as bad as a 
prize fight have never seen a prize fight and 
have a notion that a quarterback and a 
returned entrance-fee are one and the same 
thing-. 



On learning of the death of Byron S. 
Philoon, '99, President Hyde sent a thoughtful 
letter to Dr. Philoon. Those of us who were 
in college with Mr. Philoon feel that the fol- 
lowing tribute was fully deserved. President 
Hyde wrote as follows : 
Dear Dr. Philoon: 

Allow me to express my profound sorrow 
and sympathy in this, your sudden and great 
bereavement. Your son was one of the 
noblest and best men we ever had here. He 
was always strong and manly; and his 
strength and manliness was always given to 
the support of whatever was good, and pure, 
and true. We count it a great blessing that 
so much of his brief life was spent with us ; 
and if he had done no more than what he 
did in college in influence over other young 
men, his life would have been far more useful 
than are the lives of most men who live out 
their three-score years and ten. Your great 
loss is one which all of us who honored and 
loved him share with you ; and the college has 
lost in him one of its most promising sons. 



The plan which Professor Harry de Forest 
Smith has made for the course in Greek drama 
instituted by him this term may make some 
of the old school professors of Greek hold up 
their hands in horror. The sight of an enthu- 
siastic professor of Greek conducting with 
English translations a course in the study of 
the dramas in vogue at Athens some 500 
years before the Christian era, must seem 
heretical if not iconoclastic to those who regard 
translations as things to let alone. A man 
does not need to know a single word of Greek 
in order to take the new course. Four hours 
a week during the spring term will be given 
up to lectures and to the reading and interpre- 
tation of six or seven plays by Aeschylos, 



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Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. The 
selection will include comedies and tragedies, 
all of which will be in English, the translations 
being the best obtainable. Professor Smith 
will require from the students three original 
papers on select topics as a part of the work 
of the term. The opening dramas will be the 
Agamemnon and the Prometheus Bound of 
Aeschylos. 

The course partakes of the nature of an 
experiment as to the ability of students to 
grasp the content of the Greek without the 
slow process of digging it out piece by piece. 
Shakespeare is the only man who has sur- 
passed the old Greek masters in dramatic 
writing, and, though the new course is primar- 
ily a Greek course, there seems no reason why 
it will not be valuable as furnishing training 
in Eno'lish. 



Though we hardly think that the residents 
of college towns take college students very 
seriously, we can see that the college spirit of 
the large city colleges may compare favorably 
with the closer college bonds of the rural col- 
lege, which the following clipping from The 
Red and Blue of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania goes to prove : 

"It is complained that our city is not prop- 
erly appreciative of our good qualities, and 
when anything is done which should not be 
done it is our own townspeople who most 
unmercifully revile us. This is indeed true, 
since they consider us as a part of their city ; 
and a man will always chide his brother for a 
fault more bitterly than he would a stranger. 
Under this treatment it is highly probable that 
what college spirit is grown among us will be 
of a kind that is built upon actual merit, and 
not upon our own ideas of ourselves. And 
this leads us to the thought that is often 
brought up by this phrase, "college spirit." 
Is not college spirit often synonymous with 
blind egotism and self-conceit? We fre- 
quently hear said, " Oh, yes ; X. is a nice place, 
but you know they haven't the college spirit 
we have at Y. You see they are right in a city, 
and the fellows don't stick together, while we 
are all by ourselves, and only associate with 
our own college men." Can four years of col- 



lege life in a small town, where the college man 
is the largest being that walks the green earth, 
in his own and the few villagers' eyes — can 
four years of such a life help but fill a man with 
an unbalanced, sense of proportion from which 
it generally takes him two years of sorrowful 
experience to recover? 

"On the other hand, in a large city, a col- 
lege man who gets an inordinate idea of his 
own importance has but to walk a mile to meet 
multitudes who know him not, and worship not 
his gods. His hero captain of the foot-ball 
team becomes a clever fellow to the world at 
large, and he finds that after all, those things 
which made him of importance in college are 
but small performances, judged by a broader 
standard ; but, nevertheless, they are, in spirit, 
good training for the sterner accomplishments 
of life. There is a possibility of a man, and 
even a college man, having too much college 
spirit." 

THE D. K. E. CHAPTER HOUSE. 

Work was begun during the spring recess 
upon the chapter house which Theta Chapter 
of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity will 
erect upon its large lot at the corner of Maine 
and College streets. The lot is situated in a 
most desirable location, adjacent to the 
campus, and is bordered on both streets by 
handsome elms which will set off in an advan- 
tageous manner the colonial style of the house. 

The architects are Chapman & Frazer of 
Boston, who have had considerable experience 
in building chapter houses throughout the 
country. Smith & Rumery, the well known 
Portland firm., have the contract for building. 

The old colonial type of building with its 
simple lines seems to fit into the surroundings 
admirably. The grand old portal will give 
dignity to the front, but will not materially 
interfere with the interior rooms. The plan 
adopted gives an ample hall, with a generous 
fire-place at one side and a cozy ingle-nook 
in the back. The library will open from the 
hall on the right, and will be furnished in 
Californian red wood. Two large guest 
rooms for the accommodation of the alumni 
will also be on the south end. The billiard 
hall, with a bench running around the walls 



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of the room, and a large ingle-nook in which 
will be a snug fire-place and settle, will open 
oh the left of the hall as one enters. In the 
east wing is a large dining-room, to be finished 
in black oak. This room also will have a 
fire-place. The second story will be laid out 
on the principle of a study with double bed- 
rooms for each suite, and toilet and baths in 
convenient places. The building will be of 
wood with the interior finish of natural woods. 

The eight suites of rooms will accommo- 
date sixteen men, — the two upper-class dele- 
gations of the chapter. 

The building committee consists of Walter 
G. Davis, "79, Portland : Franklin C. Payson, 
'76, Portland; Adelbert W. Mansur, '82, Bos- 
ton ; William G. Reed, '82, Boston ; and Dr. 
F. N. Whittier of Brunswick. 



GOOD WORDS FOR MR. REED. 
The Nation, in discussing the Presidential 
forecast, asks : "What must be the qualities 
possessed by a man fit and able to come for- 
ward to put back the American President on its 
old pedestal?" and asserts, "Evidently, no mere 
hero will do. We are glad to believe that 
Americans now take their hero-worship more 
easily ; that we shall not easily make again the 
mistake of supposing that a successful military 
commander will be a successful President. 
The military habit as such is a distinct handi- 
cap in the White House. No, it is civic train- 
ing which the times now call for more loudly 
than ever in a man fitted to rescue us from our 
pitiful choice of evils. He must be, distinct- 
ively, an old American — .not one of our heady 
new Americans, forgetful of the principles in 
which our institutions are rooted, and carried 
about by every wind of imperialistic doctrine. 
He must be for sound money and a pure civil 
service. He must be a man of rugged, four- 
square build, able to resist the "ardor civiuin 
prava juhentium." If ex-Speaker Reed were 
a Presidential possibility, he would illustrate 
these necessary qualities. Even now, if he 
had it in his mind to put himself at the head of 



the dissatisfied, the disgusted, the independent 
voters of the country, we do not doubt that he 
would soon display formidable strength. At 
any rate, he would be a candidate for whom 
men could vote with respect both for them- 
selves and for the office of President ; and 
would at least meet that longing which we are 
convinced is wide-spread throughout the land, 
and which Admiral Dewey's entering the lists 
has but served to accentuate — a longing for a 
full-sized man in the Presidency, to restore it 
to the honorable position of an elder day." 

The Nation thus summarizes the American 
position as it is now, in plain, straightforward 
truth, and shows us just wherein lies the 
immense power of Thomas B. Reed. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 

Clarke, 1900, spent Sunday in Boston. 

Wing, '02, passed the spring recess in Boston. 

R. L. Marston, '99, was on the campus recently. 

The class in Botany is exceptionally large this 
term. 

H. F. Dana, '99, has heen a visitor to the college 
lately. 

Many of the Portland students passed Fast Day 
at home. 

Wing, 1902, visited relatives in Dixfield during 
the vacation. 

The bicycle squad is hard at work for the coming 
meet. 

The track athletes are taking daily exercise on the 
cinder path. 

The Freshmen were busily engaged on the tennis 
courts last week. 

John C. Minot, '96, was on the campus for a few 
hours on Saturday. 

Larrabee and Lawrence, 1903, spent their vaca- 
tion in Washington. 

Whitney, 1900, has been visiting Thompson, '99, 
who is now in Johns Hopkins University. 

It is reported that Hall of Brown will enter in 
the quarter-mile at the Intercollegiate Meet. 

Merrymeeting Park now offers its attractions to 
the student who would drive dull care away. 

The date of the annual hop of Kappa Chapter of 
Psi Upsilon, in Memorial Hall, will be May 4th. 



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Merrill, 1903. visited friends in Lewiston last 
week. 

The Medical School men are enjoying a short 
vacation. 

Gould, 1900, was in Boston for a few days, 
recently. 

McCormick, igoo, spent the Easter vacation with 
Russell, 1900. 

Robinson, 1903. was in Portland a few days of 
the vacation. 

Gray, 1902, spent a part of the vacation at 
Machiasport. 

Stanwood, '98, and Drake, '98, visited old friends 
on the campus last week. 

Walker, 1901, has been elected vice-president of 
the Ellsworth Tennis Club. 

Coach Robinson will board at the Zeta Psi Club 
during his stay in Brunswick. 

Anthoine, 1902, is confined indoors at his home in 
Portland, on account of illness. 

Professor Johnson will attend the meeting of the 
Bowdoin Club in Boston next week. 

Snow, 1901, was at Kent's Hill on Saturday, in 
the interest of the track team of the school. 

We see some evidences here in Waterville that 
Bowdoin is having a vacation. — Colby Echo. 

Burnell, 1900, Willey, 1901, Yost, 1901, and Mer- 
rill, 1902, spent the vacation in Brunswick. 

Loring, igoi, has been compelled to leave college 
on account of serious trouble with his eyes. 

Professor MacDonald passed the Easter recess in 
Vermont, conducting business relative to his farm 
there. 

Mr. Austin Cary made an examination of the 
condition of mapy of the trees on the campus last 
week. 

The engagement has been announced of Clarence 
C. Robinson, 1900, to Miss Sadie M. Kenney of 
Brewer, Me. 

McCarty, 1900, Harris, 1900, Gregson, 1901, Hunt, 
1902, and Webb, 1902, were pall-bearers at the funeral 
of Byron S. Philoon. 

Professor Emery lectured on Commercial Geog- 
raphy before the school teachers of Ellsworth on 
Saturday, April 21st. 

Professor Lee lectured before the Universalist 
Club of Boston, Monday evening, April 8th. His 
subject was Labrador and the North. 

The new course in Greek drama offered by Pro- 
fessor Smith has met with general favor ; and a large 
number are taking the course. 



Bellatty, 1902, remained in Brunswick and was 
hospitably entertained at the Alpha Kappa Kappa 
Club during the vacation. 

Manager Swett is after your subscription for the 
track team, which, in view of the victory of last 
year, should be a liberal one. 

Bodwell, 1901, Martelle, 1901, and Webb, 1902, 
will enter the employ of the Lewiston, Brunswick & 
Bath road the coming summer. 

The campus presented a neat appearance at the 
beginning of the term after the general overhauling 
which took place during the spring recess. 

Austin Cary, '87, has been at his home in Bruns- 
wick for the past week. Mr. Cary is in the employ 
of the Berlin Mills Lumber Company of Berlin, 
N. H. 

Willard, 1900, sang at one of the churches in 
Bath on Easter Sunday, and Jordan, 1900, remained 
in Brunswick to sing at the church on the hill on the 
same day. 

Thanks to an early spring, the base-ball diamond 
was in good condition much earlier than usual, and 
so out-door practice was begun about the middle of 
Easter recess. 

Professor Robinson spent Easter at New York 
with General Hubbard, '57, and on his return visited 
Mr. Edward F. Searles, Boston, the donor of the 
Science Building. 

The minstrel show and dance of the Brunswick 
High School Athletic Association- on Thursday 
evening, April 6th, was attended by a large number 
of the college students. 

Fred P. Shaw displays in one of the windows of 
his book-store down town the silver cup which cer- 
tain Bowdoin alumni have offered for the winner of 
the foot-ball punting contest this year. 

The prospects for a successful interscholastic 
meet this spring are very bright. A large number 
of the high schools and academies of the State have 
signified their intention of entering the meet. 

The members of Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon 
had a shore supper at Jordan's on Friday evening. 
Among the alumni present were Messrs. Harry E. 
Andrews, '94, W. W. Lawrence, '98, and H. F. Dana, 
'99- 

Some of the members of the Bangor association 
of the alumni are trying to revive the old song, "The 
Bowdoin Creed," which used to be so popular here 
years ago, but which has been almost entirely for- 
gotten. 

Sparks, Phillips, and Robinson, 1900, Snow, 
Swett, and Milliken, igoi, Appleton and H. J. Hunt, 
1902, and Harlow, 1903, attended the last monthly 



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supper of the Bangor association of Bowdoin alumni, 
which was held on Friday, April 13th. 

President Hyde has agreed to act as one of the 
100 judges who are to select the names of dead 
Americans whose records are so distinguished as to 
earn them a place in the Hall of Fame to be erected 
at New York University. 

The sixth annual banquet of Alpha Rho Chapter 
of Kappa Sigma was held at the Tontine Hotel on 
Thursday evening, March 22d. About thirty were 
present, including G. H. Hersey of Psi Chapter, 
Orono, and several of the alumni. 

The Berlin Bridge Company of Berlin, N. H., has 
sent the Orient board an invitation to the annual 
oyster roast which the company will give its 
employees. The man who handles our horse depart- 
ment will probably represent the board at the feast. 

The Orient board will give a banquet next week 
to the former members of the board who retired last 
term. The event will probably take place at New 
Meadows Inn. It will be a testimonial of apprecia- 
tion of the hard work done by the former editors. 

The championship cup of the New England Inter- 
collegiate Athletic Association, which was won by 
Bowdoin last year, is now on exhibition in the win- 
dow of Will & Hill's store on Maine Street. The 
pennant which is also due the college will arrive 
soon. 

Walker, 1901, was in Brunswick a few weeks at 
the end of last term, during which time he made up 
the work of the weeks which he had lost. He has 
returned to Ellsworth, where he is teaching another 
term of school, at the end of which he will return to 
college. 

Eta charge of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity will 
have the supervision of the annual banquet of the 
New England charges of the fraternity, which will 
take place on April 27th, at Young's Hotel, Boston. 
About 20 members of Eta charge will go from Bow- 
doin to attend the banquet. 

President Hyde of Bowdoin has been chosen one 
of the 100 judges who will select the names for the 
American Hall of Fame. It is a good choice, for no 
small college and only one or two of the great univer- 
sities will have a larger representation among the 
names selected for the Hall of Fame than old Bow- 
doin. — Kennebec Journal. 

A spring course in Physics under Mr. Burbank 
has been established. The work will be for the 
greater part mathematical, reviewing and finishing 
the Physics of the first part of the year. It is real- 
ized by the Faculty that the spring electives of 
Sophomore year are insufficient, and the offering of 
two new courses is a step toward reform. 



Among the men to report for preliminary base- 
ball practice were Capt. Bacon, 1900; Pottle, 1900; 
Willey, Bragg, Cloudman, Whiting, Palmer, Pratt, 
and Flint, igoi ; Hoyt and Eastman, 1902; Dana, 
Shaughnessy, and Coffin, 1903. From the Medical 
School some of the men who made an early appear- 
ance on the field were Harkins, Nevers, Quinn, and 
Baker. 

About twenty Bowdoin men attended the delight- 
ful party in Wilson Hall at Lewiston, on Tuesday 
evening, April 17th. The event was the occasion of 
the public announcement of the engagement of Miss 
Helen Armstrong of Lewiston to Mr. J. Dawson 
Sinkinson, Bowdoin, '99, a well-known Portland 
graduate, who has an excellent position as assistant 
chemist with the National Lead Co. of New York. 

Wellesley girls have gone into business as florists 
in order to raise $50,000 for their college, so as to 
render available the $50,000 pledged by Mr. Rocke- 
feller on condition that Wellesley would raise a like 
sum.. Three months seems a very short time to the 
girls in which to raise $50,000, but they are doing 
everything they can to coin the passing moments into 
gold, and beside had the advantages of Easter week 
to begin with. Perhaps at the end of the race John 
D. may help out the girls a little himself. — Bangor 
Commercial. 

There was a meeting of the Maine Schoolmasters' 
Club at the Elmwood Hotel in Waterville on Friday, 
April 13th, at which the Bowdoin Faculty had repre- 
sentatives in the persons of Professor MacDonald, 
Professor Files, Professor Moody, and Professor 
Smitli. Professor MacDonald made a speech on the 
advantages to be gained through the association of 
instructors in colleges and preparatory schools ; and 
Dr. Robinson of Bangor, a well-known Bowdoin 
graduate, spoke on school inspection by medical men. 
These speeches were reported as being the best of 
the occasion. 

Professor Frederick B. Hutton, chairman of the 
Faculty Committee on Athletics at Columbia Univer- 
sity, announced the other day that the Faculty would 
withdraw its opposition to a Thanksgiving Day foot- 
ball game because the members were convinced that 
sentiment unquestionably demanded the contest. To 
encourage competition for fullback, where Columbia 
was very weak last year. Dr. Reginald H. Sayre, '81, 
President of the Track Athletic Association, has 
donated a silver loving cup for the longest punt made 
on May 4th in conjunction with the annual spring 
garnes of the university. 

Among the books recently received at the college 
library are several volumes in the series of British 
Anthologies, another volume of the Jesuit history, 
Tissot's Life of Christ, Schaff's History of the 



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Christian Church, a number of needed mathematical 
works and a large collection of books on Cuba, Porto 
Rico, and the Philippines. The last named books 
have been most in demand lately. There have been 
about 350 volumes taken out for reading this month. 
A system of registering books on cards instead of in 
a ledger has been put into practice and has proved 
more convenient. 

Sunday services in the college church and in the 
chapel this week were ably conducted by Rev. Nor- 
man McKinnon of Augusta, Bowdoin, '94. The 
morning sermon was on the subject of moral gravi- 
tation, the text being "And being let go they went to 
their own company." It was an inspiring sermon, 
rich in classical allusions, instructive, optimistic, and 
finely delivered. There, was no lack of attention to 
the words of the speaker. The chapel talk was on 
the necessity of gathering into our lives the best 
there is available, so that the minds and ideals we 
come in contact with may be inspired and not dead- 
ened. Rev. Mr. McKinnon will always be welcome 
here. 



ATHLETICS. 

BASE-BALL. 
On Fast Day Bowdoin beat Brunswick in a fairly 
interesting game on the Whittier Field in the pres- 
ence of about 250 spectators. Bowdoin fielded finely 
and hit fairly well. Kelley was in the box for Bow- 
doin, Williams and Bryant for Brunswick. Eastman 
and Edgar were the catchers. 

Following is the score by innings : 

123456789 
Bowdoin, o i o 3 4 o 2 i x— 11 

Brunswick, 31 103000 o — 8 
On Saturday, the 21st, the Lewiston Volunteers 
gave us a practiize game, which was slo.w and poorly 
played. Bowdoin won, with Coffin, 1903, in the box 
for the first five innings, and with Pratt in at the 
end. Eastman and Green caught for Bowdoin. 
There was a very small attendance. 
Score by innings : 

123456789 
Bowdoin, 50008003 x — 16 

Volunteers, 2 I 020000 I — 6 



PERSONALS. 

'25. — Those interested in the early life of Long- 
fellow will find in the Portland Sunday Times of the 
8th inst. an elaborate account of the Longfellows 
and their old mansion, built in 1785. 

"One of the few spots left, something 
Like what it was when I was a boy." 



'47. — Among the representative Maine men 
appointed as a committee to form plans for the Old 
Home Week, August 6th to 13th, at Portland, are 
W. C. Marshall, '47. Belfast; Hon. F. M. Drew, '58, 
Lewiston: George M. Atwood, M. '84, South Paris; 
and Edward C. Plummer, '87, Bath. 

'52. — Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain took the! oath 
of office on April 12th, and entered upon the discharge 
of his duties as surveyor of the port of Portland. 
.A.pril I2th marked the thirty-fifth anniversary of the 
surrender of Lee's army at Appomattox Court House 
to General Chamberlain in person. 

'53. — Chief Justice Fuller is one of the judges in 
connection with the New York University Hall of 
Fame. 

M. '55. — ;Dr. C. P. Gerrish, South Berwick, was 
re-elected grand treasurer of the Maine Commandery 
of the Golden Cross, at its annual convention held at 
Hallowell. 

'60. — Speaker Reed responded to the initial toast 
at the Chi Psi convention held in New York City, 
April 20th. 

'60. — In the famous case of the Emery heirs vs. 
City of Bangor, Hon. J. W. Symonds, "60, Portland, 
is counsel for the city corporation, and Frederick H. 
Appleton, '64, counsel for the Emery heirs. 

'61. — Hon. Lucilius A. Emery, '61, Ellsworth, 
Frank L. Dingley, '61, Lewiston, and William M. 
Ingraham, '95, Portland, have returned home from 
their tour of the Orient and the Continent. 

'61. — One of the most interesting books now 
ready for the press is "Following the Greek Cross," 
written by the late Gen. Thomas W. Hyde, telling of 
his experiences in the Rebellion. It is noteworthy 
for the many letters and illustrations which throw 
light upon the war. 

'62. — Among the gentlemen who have read articles 
before the Katahdin Club of Newton, Mass., a swell 
society organization of Maine people, are Frank A. 
Hill, '62, secretary of the Massachusetts Board of 
Education, Hon. Orville D. Baker, '68, Augusta, Me., 
and Edgar O. Achorn, '81, a prominent Boston 
lawyer. 

'64. — John T. Wight, Ph.D., has been recently 
chosen president of the Association of Colleges and 
Preparatory Schools in the Middle States and Mary- 
land. This -association aims to establish uniform 
conditions for admission to its colleges and to 
encourage general discussion along educational lines. 
Dr. Wight, as Superintendent of the Girls' High 
Schools of New York City, has proved himself an 
ardent scholar and an administrative genius, and 
his election to this new preferment is but a tribute 
to a character and ability already famous. 

'70. — U. S. Representative Alexander delivered a 
noteworthy eulogy last week at the unveiling and 



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dedication of the Morton statue. Mr. Alexander 
does not speak often in the House, but when he does 
talk, he charms his audience, as Bowdoin men will 
attest. In him and his college classmate and law 
partner, ex-Comptroller James A. Roberts, Bowdoin 
has furnished two strong Tepresentative men to 
Buffalo. 

'71. — Rev. E. S. Stackpole, Augusta, preached his 
farewell sermon the isth inst. to the Green Street 
Church. After a Methodist pastorate of twenty-two 
years he joins the Congregational Church. 

'7:^: — Hon. Augustus F. Moulton, '73, Portland, 
and Dr. Addison S. Thayer, M.'86, Portland, were 
the speakers of the evening at the regular monthly 
banquet of the Maine Association of Life Under- 
writers held at Portland the 14th inst. 

'73. — At the annual meeting and dinner of the 
Maine School-Masters' Club held at Waterville the 
13th inst., O. M. Lord, N. '77, superintendent of the 
Portland schools, was elected president, Dr. D. H. 
Dole, M. '71, Portland, secretary and treasurer, and 
Professor Robinson, '73, member of executive com- 
mittee. 

'76. — Dr. C. E. Norton, M. '76, Lewiston, and 
L E. Kimball, M. '76, Portland, were elected presi- 
dent and vice-president, respectively, at the regular 
meeting of the Maine Academy of Medicine and 
Science. The principal question agitated was the 
necessity of appointing a physician who should 
examine the eyes and ears of all our public school 
children. Among the speakers were Alonzo Garce- 
lon, '36, Milton C. Wedgwood, M. '59, of Lewiston, 
E, E. Holt, M. '74, and Addison S. Thayer, M. '86, 
Portland. C. E. Lancaster, M. '88, Brunswick, was 
elected fellow. 

Bowdoin men have figured as strong politicians 
at the Republican State and District conventions of 
the la.st two weeks. Hon. W. T. Cobb, '77, Rockland, 
presided at the State convention held at Lewiston, 
with Clarence B. Burleigh, '87, Augusta, serving as 
secretary. Hon. Charles F. Libby, '64, Portland, was 
elected elector from the ist District; Franklin C. 
Payson, '76, was elected delegate from the ist 
District; Hon. Albert Pierce, '84, Frankfort, from 
the 3d District; and Henry B. Austin, '87, Phillips, 
alternate. 

'77. — George W. Tillson, engineer of the bureau 
of highways, borough of Brooklyn, N. Y., has given 
three lectures to students of civil engineering at the 
Rfassachusetts Institute of Technology, on the con- 
struction of city pavements. This lecture course was 
of great interest and much appreciated. Mr. Tillson 
, has had great experience in work of this character 
and is preparing a treatise on the subject. 

'77. — The recent Republican State Convention at 



Lewiston was presided over by Hon. William T. 
Cobb of Rockland, who is one of the rising men of 
the State. He is said to be the most popular man 
in Rockland, not excepting Congressman Littlefield. 
It is asserted by several of the leading Republican 
papers of the State that he will be selected as 
Republican candidate for Governor, in 1904. Mr. 
Cobb is a man of scholarly ability, and his address at 
the convention was something better than the 
ordinary convention speech. 

'81.— Robert H. Green, M.D., of New York, has 
recently published a little book 'On Healthy 
Exercise.'' which is intended to be a practical work 
for all those who wish to keep in good health rather 
than in good training, — a book "for every member 
of the family." 

'86. — George S. Berry, who has been studying law 
at the Denver University Law School the past two 
years, will complete his course this summer. 

'93. — Albert M. Jones, principal of the Boys' 
Literary Department of the Perkins Institute for the 
Blind, Boston, is acting director during the absence 
in Europe of the head of the institution, Dr. Michael 
Anagnos. 

'94. — Rev. G. C. Demott has compiled an inter- 
esting centennial book of the church at West 
Winfield, N. Y., of which he is the pastor. 

'95. — Mr. Allen Quimby and wife, of Augusta, 
have returned from a trip through the South. 

'95. — Professor Goodell is recovering from an 
attack of typhoid pneumonia. 

'95. — Mr. G. C. Webber, the new city clerk of 
Auburn, will be the Memorial Day orator at Litch- 
field. 

'97. — Robert S. Hagar, who has been in Europe 
for some time as a private tutor, returned the first 
of this month and is staying at Yonkers, N. Y. 

FRANCIS G. WARREN. 

The death of Dr. Francis G. Warren, one of the 
most prominent citizens of Biddeford and one of the 
most widely known surgeons in the State, occurred 
at his home in that city, April 2d. The cause was 
Bright's disease. 

Dr. Warren settled in Pownal immediately after 
his graduation from Bowdoin in 1848, at the age of 
twenty, and remained there seven years, when he 
removed to Biddeford. In i860 he attended Jeffer- 
son Medical College in Philadelphia, graduating in 
1861. Returning to Maine, he was appointed assist- 
ant surgeon of the Fifth Maine Regiment, and accom- • 
panied the regiment to the front. He was mustered 
out in 1864, in July. The rest of his life was devoted 
to his practice in Biddeford, his specialty for many 
years being surgery. For over thirty-five years he 



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kept a drug store in City Building, having set up in 
business soon after his return from the war. He 
was largely interested in real estate in his native 
city. 

Dr. Warren took a lively and active interest in 
politics and public movements of all sorts. He was 
thrice Mayor of the city, and held other offices of 
trust. He was a Democrat. Dr. Warren was a 
Mason, a Knight Templar, and a member of Sheridan 
Post, G. A. R. 

BYRON STRICKLAND PHILOON. 

The sad news was received at college, March 31st, 
of the sudden death at Cambridge of Byron Strick- 
land Philoon, of the Class of '99. Sorrow for his 
death came home to all who knew him. Mr. Philoon 
was attending Harvard Law School. Stricken with 
acute pneumonia on the afternoon of March 30th, he 
died the next morning. The funeral took place in 
Auburn on April 3d. At the public service in the 
church, President Hyde and Professor Chapman 
spoke simply and earnestly of his life and influence 
at Bowdoin. As Mr. Philoon was a 32d degree 
Mason the impressive Masonic rites were performed, 
after which the body was placed in Oak Hill tomb, 
to be removed later to his native town of Dixfield. 
The Alpha Delta Phi fraternity attended the funeral 
in a body. 

Byron Philoon had finished his twenty-fourth 
year the very week of his death. He fitted for Bow- 
doin at Edward Little High School, where he grad- 
uated with distinction, being president of the class 
and its orator. At college the list of honors after 
his name in the Bugle is rarely equalled. His class 
made him toast-master Freshman year, member of the 
squad two years ai>d captain a third year, juryman 
Sophomore year, and marshal Ivy Day. He was a 
member of the Orient Board three years ; and 
"made" the Sophomore class eleven. He was presi- 
dent of the Debating Society for several years, and 
participated in all three prize speakings. At Com- 
mencement he had a very original and thoughtful 
essay on "The Church and the Social Problem." He 
was a loyal fraternity man, besides being interested 
in several of the college clubs. Could any one 
imagine a fuller college life than his? 

But the list of honors is not all ; his character was 
firm and consistently straight, and he always made a 
wise use of his great influence and popularity. He 
has left a completed record of twenty-four years 
which will not soon be forgotten. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of Eta, Theta Delta Chi, 
March 24, 1900. 

IVhereas, We have learned with deepest sorrow 
of the death of our brother, Mandeville F. Corson, 
'84, be it 

Resolved, That the Eta Charge mourns the loss 
of a loyal brother in Theta Delta Chi. 

Resolved, That the Eta Charge extends its heart- 
felt sympathy to the bereaved relatives and friends of 
the deceased. 

For the Charge, 

Ernest T. Smith, '01. 
Henry W. Cobb, 'go. 
Edwin E. Carter, '02. 



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Yes ; thank yon, we are getting along very 
prosperously just now. You heard about our 
new library building, of course ; but perhaps 
you may find some news in the following par- 
agraphs which we write with pleasure, and 
with the hope that we shall soon have similar 
items to publish. 

Mrs. W. W. Rice, of Worcester, has re- 
cently given this college $25,000 as a memorial 
to her husband, the late Hon. W. W. Rice, of 
the Bowdoin College class of 1846, formerly a 
very active member of the board of overseers 
of the college. Hon. A'Ir. Rice was well 
known among the alumni, for he was a regu- 
lar attendant at the commencement exercises 
for many years. He was a lawyer in 
Worcester, with the degree of LL.D. and 
was for ten years a member of Congress. 

Another valuable gift to the college has 



been decided upon, and the final arrangements 
will soon reach a consummation. Then Bow- 
doin will own the building and lot in Portland 
which the Portland School for Medical In- 
struction makes use of during a part of the 
year. This property has been held in trust 
for Bowdoin for a number of years, and now 
it has seemed time to make the transfer. 

And lastly we would call your attention to 
the fact that Mr. Erskine M. Phelps of Chica- 
go, a good friend to the college though not an 
alumnus, has recently given us a fine portrait 
of Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller, who, you 
will remember, graduated from this institu- 
tion in the Class of 1853. The portrait, which 
is the work of Artist Robert Hinckley of 
Washington, D. C, now hangs in the Walker 
Art Buildinsf. 



A club discussion of the ways in which 
college professors and fitting-school teachers 
might make their respective tasks lighter led 
to the giving, last winter and this spring, of a 
successful series of lectures in the State, by 
members of the Bowdoin faculty. The 
teachers in the schools in Brunswick, Bangor, 
Ellsworth, Gardiner, Boothbay Harbor, and 
Lewiston, all had an opportunity of getting 
the ideas of the Bowdoin men as to the best 
methods to use in teaching various subjects of 
leading interest and importance to the young 
men and young women of Maine. 

Professor Emery lectured on Commercial 
Geography, Professor MacDonald on Civil 
Government, Professor Mitchell on English 
Composition and English Literature, Profes- 
sor Lee on Nature Study, Professor Rob- 
inson on Science, Professor Woodruff on 
the Classics, and Dr. Whittier on School 
Hygiene. As a rule there was a large 
attendance and a valuable discussion of 



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the methods suggested. There can be no 
doubt that benefit will be derived by both the 
schools and the college. 



The Bangor Commercial, in an editorial on 
General Hubbard and his ' gift to Bowdoin, 
pays a deserved tribute to the worth of Pro- 
fessor George T. Little, the well known 
librarian of the college. There are two Bow- 
doin men on the editorial staff of the Com- 
mercial; and that paper can speak with first- 
hand authority. Among other things it says 
of Professor Little that "he unites to the qual- 
ities of the profound general scholar those 
special and unique characteristics so much 
needed and so often missing in the college 
librarian, the rare gifts of bibliographer who 
knows authors and editions ; and of collector 
who knows what to purchase and is never 
satisfied with present havings, but is always 
reaching out in all departments of literature 
for the newest and best books." 



There is an organization known as the 
"Commission of colleges in New England on 
entrance examinations." At least, this is the 
rough-hewn title the newspapers give the 
organization — and at a meeting in Boston on 
Saturday Professor W. A. Moody, of Bow- 
doin, was elected chairman of the executive 
committee for next year. As the object of 
the association is to promote uniformity of 
admission requipements among the New 
England colleges, we cannot keep back the 
feeling that, at last, other colleges will know 
what the words "entrance examinations" 
really mean. The other man on the executive 
committee is Professor Hazeh of Smith Col- 
leee. 



And, since we have started mentioning 
honors accorded to members of the Faculty, it 
would not be amiss to say that Professor Mac- 
Donald has had a most honorable and highly 
responsible office conferred upon him by his 
election as chairman of the Public Archives 
Commission of the American Historical Asso- 



ciation, an organization which will straighten 
out the state archives and let the world know 
where the most important state documents 
are kept. The selection of Professor Mac- 
Donald for this national position shows what 
a reputation he has as an authority on docu- 
ments of public interest and importance. 



Professor Emery's article on "The Place 
of the Speculator in the Theory of Distribu- 
tion," read before the American Economic 
Association, has been published in the 
quarterly publication of the Association. 
Professor Emery's articles on the economic 
situation have given him an enviable inter- 
national reputation. We have never felt the 
same toward Yale since she swooped down on 
Bowdoin and got Professor Emery to agree to 
settle in New Haven next fall. Professor 
Smith, of whom the Orient makes mention 
in another column, is an enthusiastic student 
of dead languages and of live young men, 
who has done more than any one else to prove 
the efficacy of the small class conference 
system Bowdoin started a few years ago, and 
which is a great success. Professor Smith 
recently had an article in the Educational 
Rei'iezv on "Training Individuality in Col- 
lege." It was a good article — sounded as 
though the writer had something to say and 
as though he knew how to say it. It attracted 
some attention. In June Professor Smith will 
speak on "Individual Instruction in Universi- 
ties and Colleges" at the annual convocation 
of the University of the State of New York 
at Albany. President Hyde was asked to 
speak on the same subject, but will be unable 
to do so. President Jones, of Hobart College, 
will be the other speaker on this subject. 



President Hyde is at work on his annual 
report to the overseers of the college. 
Among other things which he will suggest as 
needed by the college will be a new gym- 
nasium and a central heating and lighting 
station on the^ campus. It is thought that 
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in 1 90 1, Bowdoin will get a new gymnasium 
from some source or other, and, in that case, 
the Sargent gymnasium would be turned into 
a station for heating and lighting all the 
buildings on the campus. The saving in 
running expenses with a single heating 
furnace for all the buildings and with a 
dynamo for running the lights would be great. 
The gymnasium was built for about half as 
many students as use it now. 



Among the newspaper correspondents in 
college are Philip L. Pottle, 1900, Frank M. 
Sparks, 1900, K. C. M. Sills, 1901, Ripley L. 
Dana, 1901, Donald F. Snow, 1901, Philip H. 
Cobb, 1902, Blaine S. Viles, 1903, Thomas 
H. Riley, 1903, and Clement F. Robinson, 
1903. These are bright men, alive to the 
interests of the college. The Orient would 
respectfully suggest that the revival of the 
Bowdoin Press Club would be a good thing 
for the college and a good thing for the news- 
gatherers. 



THE APRIL CROW. 
Haint much music in a crow, 
Kinder squawky-like, I know. 
And the blast er his hoarse horn 
Blowin' o'er the fields er com, 
Callin' all his pals eround. 
Haint a very pleasin' sound 
To the chap who's plow'd the ground, 
Sown, an' hoed it, I'll be bound. 
But thet sound in early spring 
Seems ter hev a diff'runt ring. 
When I heard it t'other day 
In the wood-lot, 'crost the way, 
I was tickled nigh clean through 
And I hollered, "How de do? 
E'en the devil has his dues. 
You're the bearer of good news. 
Welcome back, old friend er mine ! 
Welcome to these woods er pine ! " 

Haint' much music in a crow. 
Kinder squawky-like, I know, 
But the blast er his hoarse horn 
Blowin' in the April morn 
Makes me want ter shake his paw, 
And I say, "God bless his caw !" 

James Plaisted Webber^ 1900. 



THOMAS HAMLIN HUBBARD. 

This week the Orient is able to give more 
facts concerning the generous donor of our 
new library building. And since, of course, 
every alumnus and undergraduate feels more 
than grateful towards this brave and great- 
hearted man, we trust this article will not 
seem out of place. 

Thomas Hamlin Hubbard, a son of the 
late Dr. John Hubbard, who was elected Gov- 
ernor of Maine in 1850 and 1852, was born in 
Hallowell in 1837, and was graduated from 
Bowdoin in the Class of 1857. After his 
graduation Mr. -Hubbard studied law and 
practiced in New York City. 

In 1862, when the counti-y was in need 
of able young inen to preserve the Union, like 
many young lawyers of the time, he enlisted, 
and accepted the position of adjutant of 
the 25th regiment of Maine volunteers, of 
which Francis Fessenden of Portland was the 
colonel. 

Thomas H. Hubbard's war record is one 
of almost unexampled courage and devotion. 
From the 25th Maine regiment he was made 
lieutenant colonel of the 30th Maine ; and in 
connection with this regiment he saw active 
service in the battles of Sabine Cross-roads, 
Pleasant Hill, and Cane River Crossing. In 
the last named battle he won the praise of 
Generals Banks, Franklin and Emory, and in 
the report of Admiral Porter received special 
comrnendation. He fought in the battle of 
Marksville and May 13, 1864, was commis- 
sioned colonel of the 30th Maine regiment. 
With his regiment in the Shenandoah valley 
in 1864-65 he won a lasting reputation. Sub- 
sec|uently he was sent to Savannah, Ga., on 
duty, and there on July 13, 1865, was bre- 
veted brigadier-general, being at that time 
only 26 years of age and the youngest officer 
of his rank from his native state. 

At the close of the war General Hubbard 
re-entered the practice of law in New York, 
where, besides the duties of his profession, he 
has the charge of large business interests, and 



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is vice-president of the Southern Pacific Rail- 
way, President of Houston & Texas Central 
and Mexican International Railroad compa- 
nies, and of several other corporations, and is 
also director of the Wabash Railroad Com- 
pany. 

General Hubbard is well known in Maine, 
and especially in Hallowell and vicinity, on ac- 
count of the fact that it is his birthplace, and 
that he has by generous gifts done so much 
for his native city. His family is rated as one 
of the best in New York City. He belongs to 
a great many clubs, and is a member of the 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion, is a mem- 
ber of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and 
of the American Museum of Natural History. 



HOW 1903 STUDIED ANTIQUITY. 

The course in Greek and Roman Antiqui- 
ties conducted by Professor Harry de Forest 
Smith for the Freshmen during the winter 
term proved a decided success. It was en- 
tertaining and instructive, and is worthy of 
a permanent place in the college curriculum. 

The work consisted of essays by each 
member of the class upon some assigned sub- 
ject, the material for the essay being taken 
from the reference books of the library and, 
as far as possible, from the actual observation 
of the subject. 

The art building and its contents were the 
subjects considered during the first seven 
weeks. Greek architecture and ornamental de- 
signing, Greek statuary, classical painting and 
the history of ancient glass were the subjects 
taken up. The pose, expression and myth- 
ological signification of the statues and the 
importance of the personages represented in 
ancient literature were carefully dwelt on. 
The invention of glass and the growth of 
glass making were studied from the admirable 
collection which the college possesses. The 
art building contains a large number of arti- 
cles which were used by the ancients. The 
origin, the history and the use of these were 
made the basis of one essay by each student. 



The remainder of the work of the term 
was upon the excavations of Mycenas, Tiryns, 
and Troy, each being the subject of one essay. 
At Mycenae, the Lion's Gate, the bee-hive 
tombs and the treasures therein ; at Tiryns, 
the ancient palace ; at Troy, the nine cities and 
the question as to which city was the Troy of 
Homer were the special subjects of research. 
For the final essay the proofs deduced from 
the excavations as to the probable existence 
of a state of civilization similar to the one 
described by Homer were collected in a sys- 
tematic form and a bibliography of books 
relating to antiquities were compiled by the 
students. 

The importance of this course in a classi- 
cal curriculum can hardly be overestimated. 
Many a college student leaves his classics 
without a clear idea of the civilization, art, 
and mythology of the era whose literature he 
has been reading. And to comprehend the 
literature of a people without understanding 
their civilization is impossible. The main 
object of the course was to show the relation 
existing between classic art, mythology, and 
literature. 



COLLEGE NEWS. 

"Doc" Strout is again at college after a brief 
absence. 

Preston, 1902, visited friends in Portland, Satur- 
day afternoon. 

Coffin, 1903, was unable to be on the diamond last 
week on account of a" lame wrist. 

The class in Latin 3 is reading " Selections from 
Latin Authors," the present term. 

The students in Botany are making daily excur- 
sions into the country in quest of specimens. 

Joseph Williamson, Jr., '88, of Augusta, was on 
the campus for a few hours Friday afternoon. 

Randall, 1901, was a delegate from Freeport to 
the Republican state convention held recently. 

J. D. Orcutt, formerly of Dartmouth, is now 
taking a special course here, intending to enter the 
Senior class, next year. Mr. Orcutt is a member 
of the Sigma Chi fraternity. 



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It is thought that the new library will be ready 
for occupation by the fall of 190T. 

Anthoine, 1902. who has been ill at his home in 
Portland, will probably return to college this week. 

Mr. Frederick A. Fisher, '8t, of Lowell, Mass., 
spent Sunday in Brunswick with Professor Robin- 
son. 

Warren and Berry, 1901, entertained the History 
Club at the latter's room on Thursday evening, April 
26th. 

Work upon the tennis courts has been completed, 
and the Freshman now finds life once more worth 
living. 

Many of the fellows attended the concert given 
by the college glee club at Bath last Wednesday 
evening. 

Whittier field presents a busy sight each after- 
noon, with the ball team and track athletes out for 
practice. 

The course of lectures given in Bangor this 
winter will probably be given in Portland during 
next fall term. 

E. F. Swett from Brooklyn, N. Y., is taking a 
special course at Bowdoin preparatory to entering 
the Class of 1904. 

The merqbers of the Quill board of last year were 
pleasantly entertained at the room of John R. Bass 
Thursday evening. 

Professor Woodruff preached at the Winter 
Street Church in Bath last Sunday. Willard, 1900, 
sang at the same service. 

The Junior group picture was taken on Wednes- 
day of last week by Webber. The class was grouped 
on the Art Building steps. 

P. S. Hill, IQOI, was in Skowhegan last week 
for the purpose of coaching the track team at the 
high school in that town. 

Golf playing on the campus has been prohibited 
by the college authorities on account of damage 
likely to come to the grass. 

George Minard, a former member of the class of 
1900, now principal of the Bath grammar school, 
was a recent visitor to the college. 

The sprain which Capt. Bacon's ankle received in 
the Bates game will, it is feared, keep him from the 
diamond until the Harvard game, at least. 

Sylvester, 1900, has secured an excellent position 
as teacher in the Perkins Institute for the Blind, 
and will enter upon his duties in Boston next fall. 

"The Merchant of Venice," presented by the 
Lyceum Company at Bath on Wednesday evening of 
last week, attracted many of the students. 



The B. H. S. Minstrels gave a successful repeti- 
tion of their performance at Lisbon Falls on the 
evening of April 2Sth. About twenty students 
went up. 

Adjourns were given in biology, Saturday, on 
account of the absence of Professor Lee, who 
lectured in Ellsworth and Bangor on Nature 
Studies that day. 

Professor Moody was out of town from Tuesday 
till Saturday, of last week. French and Greek 
recitations were substituted for the regular "trig" 
during his absence. 

A large number of Bowdoin students attended 
the hop given at Wilson's Hall, Lewiston, on Tues- 
day evening, May ist, by the Lewiston chapter of 
Delta Sigma Theta. 

The elocutionists are making rapid progress in 
the art of oratory under the direction of 
Professor Mitchell, and it is understood that some 
good material is being developed. 

S.. M. Hamlin added to his already well-estab- 
lished reputation as a- skilled angler, last Saturday, 
when he captured a string of seventy-five troiit 
from a stream in the vicinity of Brunswick. 

The annual banquet of the New England charges 
of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity was attended by 
the following members of Eta charge of Bowdoin 
College: Palmer and Gould, 1900; Corliss, 1901 ; 
Welch, Walker, Moody, and Farnsworth, 1903. 

George E. Fogg, 1902, deserves compliments for 
the excellent translation, from the German of 
Rudolph Baumbach, of the pretty little story, "Why 
Grandmother Cannot Write," which he contributed 
to the April number of the Portland Racquet. 

The annual meeting of the Maine Amateur Press 
Association was held at Portland, April 28. The 
visiting delegates, who represented nearly all the 
preparatory school papers, were given an informal 
reception on Friday evening at the home of Sidney 
St. Felix Thaxter, the editor of the Racquet. 
A business meeting was held on Saturday morning. 

A new departure will be made this spring by 
sending to Bangor High School a special examiner, 
who will also examine all in that vicinity who do 
not desire to come to Brunswick in June to take the 
Bowdoin examinations. This is something which has 
not been done before, but if it is successful, exam- 
iners will probably be sent to other cities in the State. 

Dahn's Ein Kainpf nin Rom, the strongest of his 
historical novels, and a story of permanent power 
and merit, has been abbreviated by Professor Carla 
Wenckebach of Wellesley College, in order to form 
a selection that gives a continuous story of steadily 



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increasing interest and power. It will soon be 
issued, with introduction and notes, by D. C. Heath 
& Co., publishers, Boston. 

Professor Robinson was in Augusta last week. 

Randall, 'gp. was on the campus Saturday. 

Robinson, 1903, recently took the school census 
of Brunswick. 

A picture of the Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha 
Delta Phi was taken in front of their chapter house 
on Friday. 

The different fraternities have selected the fol- 
lowing delegates to attend the annual hop given by 
Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon in Memorial Hall, on 
the evening of May 4 : Alpha Delta Phi, Robert S. 
Edwards ; Delta Kappa Epsilon, Harry O. Bacon ; 
Zeta Psi, Philip L. Pottle; Theta Delta Chi, George 
B. Gould ; Delta Upsilon. Islay F. McCormick ; 
Kappa Sigma, Stanley C. Willey. 

As a result of the competitive examination held 
on April 25, H. G. Swett and R. B. Dole of the 
Sophomore Class, and G. G. Wilder and E. L. 
Moore of the Freshman Class have been chosen to 
hold, subject to the usual period of probation, the 
four vacancies that will occur this year in the 
library staff of student assistants. In the examina- 
tions the three men attaining highest rank in the 
two different classes, were (1902) Swett, Dole and 
Grinnell, (1903) Wilder, Moore and Blanchard. 

David F. Atherton, of Augusta, a special student 
at Bowdoin, preached in the church on the hill on 
Sunday, the 29th, and conducted the services in a 
praiseworthy manner. From the text, "He that 
findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his 
life for my sake shall find it," he delivered an inspir- 
ing sermon. Mr. Atherton has a pleasing presence 
in the pulpit, and his voice and manner of delivery, 
are good. His work promises well for success in 
the profession which he has chosen to follow. 

Themes on the following subjects are due from 
the Sophomores on Tuesday, May 8: 

1. Admiral Dewey as a Candidate for the 
Presidency. 

2. Should Fast Day be Abolished? 

3. The Church of the Future: How Will It 
Differ from the Church of To-day? 

4. Kidd's "The Control of the Tropics." 

5. Mrs. Browning's "Aurora Leigh." 

The annual debate between Bates and Colby was 
held at Waterville on April 27. The resolution 
discussed was "That the present tendency toward 
the combination of the producing agencies into 
organizations known as trusts is subversive of the 
public welfare, and that such organizations should 



be prevented by legislation." The speakers from 
Bates, who had the negative, won the debate. The 
judges were Hon. Augustus F. Moulton of Port- 
land, Bowdoin, 'jz. Dr. John Curamings of Harvard 
College, and Thomas L. Talbot of Portland. 

What was feared might be a serious epidemic of 
diphtheria has turned out to be only a light case at 
the Alpha Delta Phi House. Hayes, 1902, is at 
present sick, but his attack was slight and he will 
probably be out in a fortnight. The chapter house 
was quarantined, and besides Hayes, the others who 
live there were quarantined : Jordan and Harris, 
1900; Gregson and Quinn, 1901 ; Beedy, Holt, and 
T. C. White, 1903. They will be allowed to leave 
the house at the end of this week, but will not 
attend recitations for two weeks. 

President Hyde, in chapel on Sunday, told of his 
recent visits to former Senator Bradbury, of 
Augusta, the oldest living graduate of the college. 
On the occasion of the last call which President 
Hyde made before leaving Augusta last week, the 
venerable graduate gave the President a message 
to those in college. "Tell the young men," said he. 
"to be good scholars, good gentlemen, and good 
Christians." And this message which President 
Hyde characterized as embodying the ideals of the 
school of life, was the subject of the short discourse 
of the afternoon. Speaking of Hon. Mr. Bradbury, 
the President said that 'the passing years have left 
him with a clear, active mind, and that the aged 
man keeps fully informed as to the doings of the 
world and as to the welfare of the college. It is 
the wish of every Bowdoin man that former Senator 
Bradbury may be the oldest living graduate at many 
more commencements. 



Y. M. C. fl. 

At the last regular meeting of the winter term 
the following new officers were elected for the en- 
suing year: President, Evans, 1901 ; Vice-President, 
F. H. Cowan, 1901 ; Recording Secretary, Lewis, 
1901 ; Corresponding Secretary, Harlow, 1903 ; 
Treasurer, Larrabee, 1901. 

The Thursday evening meeting of April 26 was 
given over to. the report of President Evans on 
the annual meeting of the college Y. M. C. A. 
Presidents of the East, which was held with the 
Yale Association, at New Haven, April 12 to 15. 
There, were 76 delegates present, representing 46 
institutions of learning. 

The first address was by Mr. Hicks, the Inter- 
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work of the past year. He stated that the main 
feature of the past year has been the dropping of 
the maritime colleges of New Brunswick and Nova 
Scotia from the Conference, and the admission of 
the Johns Hopkins Medical Association, and of a 
few New Jersey preparatory schools. 

On Saturday evening nearly all the delegates 
visited the Yale Mission for work among the sluma 
of the city. This movement was only started in 
1898, but already the Mission occupies a large 
building called Yale Hall, which is abundantly 
equipped for all the needs 'of the work, including 
baths, reading and lounging rooms, gymnasium, etc., 
besides the large hall for more strictly religious 
work. 

On Sunday afternoon in the final session a care- 
ful policy for the next year was laid down, the 
main feature of which was a call for "expansion" 
in all the various departments of the work. 

At the close of the meeting the president 
appointed the following as chairmen of committees 
for the next year : Social Committee, Haley, 1902 ; 
Missionary Committee, McCormick, 1903 ; Hand- 
Book Committee, Kelley, 1902 ; Prayer-Meeting Com- 
mittee, Wyman, 1901. 



ATHLETICS. 

Trials were held Saturday in the hundred, 
quarter, half, and mile, and, although it is very 
early in the season, the men showed up very well, 
indeed. 

There are now about 35 men out training, and a 
good deal of interest is being shown in athletics. 

Bowdoin has sent entries for the Mott-Haven 
meet, and if it is financially possible a team will be 
sent. Every one should take a personal interest in 
the matter and be as liberal as possible in his sub- 
scription. 

Bates 9, Bowdoin 8. 

Bowdoin was defeated by Bates last Saturday in 
a close and exciting game of base-ball, by a score of 
9 to 8. Bates took the lead easily in the game, and 
for a time it looked as if Bowdoin would be beaten 
by quite a large score. Up to the eighth inning 
Bates was five runs in the lead. Right here, how- 
ever, the Bowdoin rooters began to make a lot of 
noise and to cheer the team with a will. Then began 
a batting streak, and it looked as if Bowdoin might 
win out after all. 

The eighth inning opened with Nevers at the 
bat. He hit the ball for two bases. Bacon was hit 
by a pitched ball, Hoyt hit for two bases and two 
runs came in. Hoyt was thrown out at third base. 



The next two men were put out and Bates came to 
the bat, but did not score. Dean flied out to 
Trainor, Lowe and Allen got hits, Purington flied 
out to Trainor, and Stone was thrown out at first. 

Bowdoin continued her batting streak in the 
ninth. Harris and Dana singled, Clark flied out to 
right field, and Pratt got a two-bagger, bringing 
in two runs. Nevers was hit by a pitched ball. 
Bacon singled, bringing in Pratt and Nevers, and 
putting Bowdoin one run in the lead. Hoyt flied out 
to Bucknam and Pottle did the same. 

Bucknam came to the bat for Bates and flied out 
to Clarke. Maerz was given his base on balls and 
Smith struck out. Hussey came to the bat and had 
two strikes on him, but then got his first hit of the 
game and brought in Maerz, who tied the score. 
The next ball pitched went wild, and Hussey came 
home, thus winning the game. 

Bates played a snappy game almost all the time, 
and made few costly errors. Bowdoin did not get 
into the game until the eighth inning and then it 
was too late. Hussey, too, seemed to puzzle the 
Bowdoin batters. While Bowdoin made but fouf 
errors they were all costly and the fielding was not 
as good as usual. The Bates field is much rougher 
than the field at Bowdoin, and thus it made it much 
harder to judge ground hits. 

The score : 

BATES. 

AB BH PC A E 

Deane, s 4 2 5 o 

Lowe, lb 5 3 12 o i 

Allen, 2b 5 I 2 i i 

Purington, 3b 4 o 3 2 o 

Stone, c 4 2 3 i o 

Bucknam, If 5 i 5 o i 

Maerz, cf 3 i o i i 

Smith, rf 5 i 2 o I 

Hussey, p 3 i o 5 

Totals .38 12 27 IS 4 

BOWDOIN. 

AB BH PO A E 

Dana, cf 5 I i o o 

Clarke, s 5 o 2 i 2 

Pratt, p 5 2 I 9 a 

Nevers, If 5 3 i o o 

Bacon, ib 4 i 10 o o 

Hoyt, 2b 5 2 3 2 2 

Pottle, rf 4 o o o c 

Trainor, c 4 o 6 i 

Harkins, 3b 2 i 2 i o 

Totals 39 10 *26 14 4 

Innings 123456789 

Bates o 3 o 3 i o o o 2—9 

Bowdoin o i o i o o o 2 4 — 8 

Runs — Deane, Purington, Stone 2, Bucknam 2, 
Maerz, Hussey 2, Dana, Pratt 2, Nevers, Harkins, 
Bacon. Two-base hits — Lowe, Pratt, Nevers, Hoyt. 
Stolen bases — Allen, Purington, Bucknam 2, Maerz 



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2, Clarke, Pratt, Harkins. First base on balls — by 
Hussey, Pottle, Harkins 2; by Pratt, Deane, Maerz 
2, Hussey. Struck out — by Hussey, Pratt, Bacon, 
Harkins ; by Pratt, Allen, Stone, Maerz, Smith. 
Hit by pitched ball— by Pratt, Purington, Dean, 
Stone, Hussey. Wild pitches — Pratt 2. Passed 
balls — Trainor 3. Umpire — Slattery. . Time, 2h. 
iSm. Attendance — 500. 

*Two out when winning run was made. 



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. 

'Zl- — An interesting article by R. K. Sewall on 
old Fort William Henry appeared in the Lcwiston 
Journal of April 21. 

'37. — At the annual meeting of the Fraternity 
Club of Portland, Hon. George F. Talbot was 
elected president. 

'so and '54. — Among the Bowdoin men who figure 
in the national administiation are Senator Frye, '50, 
and ex-Senator William D. Washburn. Both are 
mentioned for the Vice-Presidency. 

'52. — General Chamberlain, now surveyor of the 
Port of Portland, and Hon. Charles F. Libby, '64, 
were guests of the captain recently at a dinner on 
board the new Allan line steamship Tunisian. 

At a swell dinner party given at the Congress 
Square Hotel, Portland, Judge Symonds, '60, and 
Clarence Hale, '69, were among those present. 

'61. — Among those who attended and spoke on 
"Author's Night," as the annual dinner of the Pine 
Tree State Club at Boston, April 24, was called, were 
Mr. Edward St^nwood, '61, editor of the Youth's 
Companion, and Arlo Bates, '76. Letters were read 
during the evening from Prof. Charles C. Everett, 
'50, of Harvard, General Joshua L. Chamberlain, '52, 
and General Charles Hamlin, '57, of Bangor. 

'61. — Dr. and Mrs. Charles O. Hunt are visiting 
at the Capital. 

'64 and '75. — Hon. Charles F. Libby, '64, Port- 
land, and Hon. Herbert M. Heath, '75, Augusta, 
have been leaders in drafting an important bill rela- 
tive to changes of time as regards the State law 
court. 

'y^. — Hon. Augustus F. Moulton of Portland was 
one of the three judges at the annual Bates-Colby 
debate, which was won by Bates at Waterville last 
Friday. 

'75. — Seth M. Carter of Auburn is appointed one 



of the receivers of the Maine Benefit Mutual Insur- 
ance Company. 

M. 'yy. — Assistant Surgeon William Stephenson, 
of the United States Army, has been ordered from 
New York to report to the commanding general. 
Department of California. 

M. '68.— Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Dunn of Portland 
are visiting at Washington. 

'78. — Prof. George C. Purington, principal of 
the State Normal School at Farmington, has been 
presented with $350 by graduates of this school for 
the purpose of making a trip to the Paris Exposition. 
Professor Purington will leave about the last of 
July and return in season for the opening of the fall 
term. 

'80. — Ex-City Marshal Henry A. Wing of Lewis- 
ton has resumed his newspaper work, and in the 
future will devote his entire attention to it. Mr. 
Wing represents the Boston Herald in the central 
section of Maine. 

'81. — Frederick A. Fisher, Esq., of Lowell, Mass., 
returned last week from a business trip to Europe. 

H. '81. — Hon. James P. Baxter is re-elected 
president of the Portland Public Library and Virgil 
C. Wilson, '80, is elected secretary. 

M. '82. — Dr. J. A. Walling of Milbridge was one 
of three who passed the examination for registered 
pharmacists given by the Maine Board of Pharmacy 
in Augusta, recently, before a class of twenty-three. 

M. '83.— Dr. Willis B. Moulton of the Faculty of 
the Medical School is visiting in Baltimore and 
Washington for a short time. 

M. '91. — Dr. and Mrs. George F. Libby are living 
on a ranch in Colorado, where the doctor's health 
and strength are gaining rapidly. 

'94. — Rev. Trelawney C. Chapman has been 
appointed to the Methodist pastorate at Cornish. 

'94. — At the recent Methodist State Conference 
Rev. Trelawney C. Chapman, '94, and Rev. H. E. 
Dunnack. '98, were admitted to elder's orders, and 
graduated from the conference course. 

'95. — President Ernest R. Woodbury of Fryeburg 
Academy presided at the annual meeting of the 
alumni of that institution at the American House, 
Boston, last Friday evening, and Mr. Caleb A. Page, 
'70, of Methuen, a former principal of the school, 
was a guest. 

'97. — Cecil L. Blake of Portland and Fred G. 
Kneeland of Bridgton were admitted to the Cumber- 
land Bar at the recent session. 

'98. — The marriage of Harlan M. Bisbee, princi- 
pal of Brewer High School, and Miss Arlie Wells, 
daughter of Enos C. Wells of Lynn, Mass., occurred 
Tuesday, April 3, in Lynn. Mr. and Mrs. Bisbee 
will be at home at 17 State Street, Brewer, after 
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'97. — Rev. Charles B. Lamb has been appointed by 
the Methodist Conference to the pastorate at Naples 
and Sebago. 

THE CLASS OF 1894. 

For the following directory of the Class of 1894, 
the Orient thanks Mr. C. A. Flagg. the class secre- 
tary. 

William Fernald Allen, traveling in publishing 
and advertising business, home add. 76 Myrtle St., 
Portland, Me. 

John Wendell Anderson, add. 16 Fenelon St., 
Boston, Mass. 

Henry Edwin Andrews, Instructor in English, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Res. 32 
West Cedar St., Boston, Mass. 

Harry Lee Bagley, superintendent of agencies 
for the Manhattan Life Insurance Co. Eastern 
department. Office ^i State St., Boston, Mass 

Rupert Henry Baxter, member of firm of H. C. 
Baxter and Bro., packers of canned goods, Bruns- 
wick, Me. Res. Bath, Me. 

Alfred Veazie Bliss, pastor of Congregational 
churches in Ludlow and Tyson, Vt. Res. Ludlow, 
Vt. 

Frank Ellsworth Briggs, Principal of High 
School, Vinalhaven, Me., home add. Kennebunk, 
Me. 

Harry Edgar Bryant, Principal of High School, 
Sanford, Me. 

Samuel Preble Buck, Jr.. with A. B. Thwing, 
groceries. 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 
Methodist Episcopal church, Cornish, Me. 

William Eugene Currier, M. D., connected with 
Boston City Hospital, first executive assistant. Add. 
Leicester, Mass. 

Francis William Dana, with Harvey Fisk and 
Sons, bonds, ig Congress St., Boston, Mass. Home 
add. 35 West St., Portland, Me. 

George Colby DeMott, pastor of Congregational 
church, West Winfield, N. Y. 

Frank George Farrington, studying law with 
L. C. Cornish, Augusta, Me. Res. 36 Bangor St. 

Charles Allcott Flagg, in New York State 
Library, sub-librarian in charge of History division. 
Res. 20 Chestnut St., Albany, N. Y. 

Fred Whitney Flood, student. Theological Sem- 
inary, Andover, Mass. 

Francis Alvan Frost, no report. 

Fred Weston Glover, with Western Electric Co., 
Chicago, III. Res. S37 West Monroe St., Chicago. 

Rufus Henry Hinckley, Jr.. with Dana Estes and 
Co., publishers, 212 Summer St., Boston, Mass. 



Manager of subscription department. Res. corner 
Adams and Squantum Sts., East Milton, Mass. 

Hiram Lionel Horsman, M. D., physician, Maine 
Insane Hospital, Augusta, Me. 

Frank Herbert Knight, Ph. G., with J. G. 
Godding and Co., apothecaries, Dartmouth, corner 
Newbury St., Boston, Mass. Head clerk. 

Charles Milton Leighton, M. D., city physician 
of Portland. Add. 365 Congress St., Portland, Me. 

James Atwood Levensaler, connected with J. O. 
Gushing and Co., manufacturers of lime.Thomaston, 
Me., member of Superintending School Committee. 

Frederic Joseph Libby, student. Theological Sem- 
inary, Andover, Mass. Home add. Richmond, Me. 

George Curtis Littlefield, M. D., physician and 
surgeon, out-patient department, Salem Hospital. 
Office and Res. 10 Brown St., Salem, Mass. 

Albert Jones Lord, pastor of Congregational 
church, Hartford, Vt. 

Norman McKinnon, formerly pastor of Congre- 
gational church, Foxcroft, Me. [Will assume pas- 
torate of South Congregational church, Augusta, 
Me., in June, igoc] 

George Anthony Merrill, pastor of Congrega- 
tional churches, New Sharon and Farmington Falls, 
Me. Res. New Sharon, Me. 

Charlie Edward Merritt, no report. 

Clarence Edward Michels, teaching English in 
the city schools of Naugatuck, Ct. Add. Box 535, 
Naugatuck. Home add. Brunswick, Me. 

Philip Henry Moore, student, Jefferson Medical 
College, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Andrew Urquhart Ogilvie, pastor of Congrega- 
tional church, Elkhart, Ind. 

Frederick William Pickard, head of editorial 
department of the Portland Transcript. Res. 124 
Emery St., Portland, Me. 

Ralph Parker Plaisted, attorney at law. Office, 
,39 Hammond St., Bangor, Me. Res. 167 Broadway. 

Howard Andrew Ross, Director of Gymnasium, 
Phillips Exeter Academy. Add. Box 2, Exeter, 
N. H. 

Robert Lester Sheaff, pastor of Congregational 
church. Barton, Vt. 

Edgar Myrick Simpson, attorney at law. Office, 
10 Broad St., Bangor, Me. Res. 303 Hammond St. 

Samuel Richard Smiley, pastor of Congregational 
church, Colebrook, N. H. 

Leon- Leslie Spinney, died in Brunswick, Me., 
May 10, 1898. 

Pliny Fenimore Stevens, M.D., physician. 
Office, 950 Avenue D, Bayonne, N. J. 

Emery Howe Sykes, student, Columbia Uni- 
versity Law School. Res. 258 West 127th St., New 
York, N. Y. 

Elias Thomas, Jr., treasurer of Elias Thomas 



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Co., wholesale groceries and provisions, 114-120 
Commercial St., Portland, Me. Member of Board 
of Aldermen. 

William Widgery Thomas, attorney at law. 
Office, i84V< Middle St., Portland, Me. Res. 167 
Danforth St. 

William Putnam Thompson, attorney at law. 
Office. 30 Court St., Boston, Mass. 

Benjamin Bradford Whitcomb, attorney at law. 
Member of lumber firm of Whitcomb, Haynes & 
Co. Special Deputy Collector of Customs. Res. 
Ellsworth, Me. 

Harry Cooley Wilbur, Principal of High School, 
Jonesport, Me. Home add. Woodfords, Me. 

Marriages. 

A. U. Ogilvie and , Windsor, Vt., June, 1899. 

H. E. Bryant and Harriet Esther Hopping, 
Biddeford, Me., July 5, 1899. 

P. F. Stevens and Emma Louise Siebert, 
Bayonne, N. J., July i, 1899. 

E. M. Simpson and Ethel Haines White, New- 
castle, Me., Sept. 6, 1899. 

R. H. Hinkley, Jr., and Pauline Warner, Boston, 
Mass., Oct. 4, 1899. 

F. W. Pickard and Jane' Alice Coleman, Port- 
land, Me., Oct. 4, 1899. 

EBENEZER GREENLEAF PARSONS. 

The death of Rev. E. G. Parsons, the last sur- 
vivor of the famous class of 1833, occurred at his 
home in Derry, New Hampshire, on Thursday, 
April 26. 

Mr. Parsons was born in Westport, May, 1813. 
During his college life he had a powerful influence 
for good, and after graduation prepared for the 
ministry at the Bangor Theological Seminary. His 
class of 1833 was one of the very best, and is mem- 
orable for the fact that of its twenty-six members 
fifteen entered the ministry. 

Mr. Parsons's first pastorate was over the Con- 
gregational Church at Freeport, where he remained 
fourteen years. He then moved to Derry, and there 
lived for nearly half a century. For eighteen years 
he occupied the church pulpit at Derry. Retiring 
from that service, he identified himself with educa- 
tional work, especially that of college preparatory 
schools. 

He wa-s closely connected with the Bowdoin 
College Corporation, being on the board of overseers 
for thirty-five years and for a long time its oldest 
member. As a man of real worth, deep convictions 
for the church, and considerable administrative 
value, Mr. Parsons has been highly respected and 
esteemed; and in him our college loses a loyal grad- 
uate, adviser and friend. 



CHARLES BEECHER. 

Rev. Charles Beecher, the last surviving son of 
Dr. Lyman Beecher, died at Georgetown, Mass., 
April 21 St. He was born at Litchfield, Conn., Octo- 
ber 7, 181S, and after graduation from Bowdoin 
College in 1834, entered the ministry, like all his 
brothers. After the completion of his theological 
course at Lane Seminary, Ohio, he was successively 
pastor at Fort Wayne, Ind., Newark, N. J., and 
Georgetown, Mass. During his pastorate at Newark 
his church, previously Presbyterian, became the First 
Congregational church in that city. At Georgetown 
his adoption of the doctrine of the pre-existence of 
souls, which was also espoused by his brother. Dr. 
Edward Beecher, occasioned his exclusion, and that 
of his church as sustaining him, from the fellowship 
of Essex North Conference. Some years later this 
action was wisely rescinded. For seven years he 
resided in Florida, where he owned an orange grove, 
and for two years was State Superintendent of Pub- 
lic Instruction. Returning north, his last years were 
spent in supplying various pulpits, his home being 
with his daughter at Georgetown. 

Mr. Beecher was the author of five or six books, 
and the editor of his father's "Autobiography." The 
" Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes," com- 
piled by his brother Henry, was indebted to him as 
musical editor, and several lyrics are from his pen, 
among them the ringing hyran, "We are on our 
journey home." His death and the immediately pre- 
ceding death of his brother Thomas and his sister 
Mary leave now but one survivor of Dr. Lyman 
Beecher's family of eleven, Mrs. Isabella Beecher 
Hooker, the author and lecturer, now in her seventy- 
ninth year. 

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No. 3. 



B O W 13 O IN OKIE N T. 

PUBLISHED BVERT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OP 

BOV/DOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Charles E. Bellatty, 1902, Editor-in-Chief. 
George C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . Business Manager. 

Philip H. Coeb, 1902, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
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GOOD CITIZENSHIP. 

"The good citizen is the man who cares ; 
the bad citizen is the man who does not care," 
says Dr. Newman Smyth of Connecticut. 

We cannot believe that many of the college 
men of the present will become bad citizens of 
the future; but too many of them are not 
deeply interested in the affairs of the nation. 
We believe there are not a few college men — 
possibly thre are some in Bowdoin College — 
who could not name, at a moment's notice, the 
island possessions of the United States with 
their military or civil governors. 

For our nation, history has made rapidly 
in the last two years. Dewey's guns in 
Manila Bay not only accompanied the dawn 
of morning light in that region, but also for 
his country, a new set of problems to solve. 
Such problems as, — Shall this nation possess 



colonies in remote, as well as in adjacent parts 
of the world? Shall such colonies be encour- 
aged to expect to become states of our nation 
in the not far distant future, or shall they be 
held, not as territories, but as territory 
subject to this country? These are questions 
upon the sides of which the two great political 
parties are already drawing up their forces. 
If the college men of to-day are to be good 
citizens to-morrow they must inform them- 
selves regarding the merits and demerits of 
each side of such questions, work over, in the 
work-shops of their minds, the material so 
gained and fashion for an answer to the 
questions, a practical theory which they 
believe is right, for which they "care" and 
which they will support with an unswerving 
loyalty. 

But the interests of the intelligent, broad- 
minded and worthy citizen cannot be bounded 
by the limits of his own nation. His interests 
must coincide with the interests of the world. 

Small minds and their products — small 
ideas, are responsible for much of the wrong 
in the world. Small financial views are often 
the seed of small financial harvests. Small 
conceptions of the worth of moral excellence 
are often the greatest obstacle to its progress. 
Small social views create narrow, impractical 
and inadequate views of society. Small 
political interests and views are the legitimate 
parents of theories of government which are 
not calculated to create for a country a 
healthy and vigorous life and the respect of 
the world. 

The average college man should to a 
greater degree, interest himself in the solution 
of the problems of the nation ; and his visions 
of the future of the country should be upon 
the background of the world's progress. 
For the support of intelligent theories of right. 



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born into this environment of a trained mind 
which has a large grasp of truth, the college 
man should "cai'e" to such an extent that he 
will champion its cause to an enthronement 
where it will rule the hearts and minds of 
men. This, and nothing less than this, is 
good citizenship. 

— Atherton. 



OUR MUSICAL CLUBS. 

Bowdoin men may well be proud of the 
record made by the musical clubs in the season 
just closed. Besides maintaining our pres- 
tige of former 3'ears, a new record has been 
established for the future clubs to equal. The 
individual and combined work of the clubs 
has been of the highest order and has called 
forth the most flattering comments both from 
the press and from the private critics of the 
cities the clubs have visited. 

Under the management of Robert F. 
Chapman, 1900, the season has been a finan- 
cial as well as a professional success. Nearly 
every concert has been given under a guaran- 
tee ; and the season ends with a comfortable 
surplus in the treasury. 

A brief review of the season's work shows 
that there have been nineteen concerts, a 
larger number than has been given in any 
previous year, and all the audiences have been 
large. 

The first appearance of the clubs was at 
Gardiner on Nc^vember 28. Then followed 
concerts in Bath, Brunswick, Boothbay Har- 
bor, Portland, Boston, Hallowell, Fryeburg, 
North Conway, Bridgton, Kennebunk, West- 
brook, Bangor, Rockland, Camden, Thomas- 
ton. The season ended with a return concert 
at Bath on April 28. 

On their Boston trip the clubs gave three 
concerts ; the first, a public recital at Steinert 
Hall ; the second, before the Bowdoin Club at 
the Copley Square Hotel ; and the last before 
the University Club. 

At Bangor they were greeted by the 
largest audience before which a Bowdoin 



musical organization has ever appeared. The 
clubs have carried on all their trips twenty- 
five men, fifteen in the Glee Club and ten in 
the Mandolin and Guitar Club. 

The clubs have been composed of the fol- 
lowing members : Glee Club, Leader, C. G. 
Willard ; first tenors, C. L. Beedy, E. L. Jor- 
dan, A. W. Clarke ; second tenors, J. W. 
Whitney, A. P. Larrabee, L. M. Spear, C. H. 
Preston, J. A. Green ; first basses, H. A. Jones, 
L. V. Walker, S. C. Willey, H. D. Gibson, J. 
H. White ; second basses, John Appfeton, H. 
O. Bacon, G. B. Gould, C. G. Willard. Man- 
dolin and Guitar Club, Leader, H. W. 
Cobb: First Mandolins, H. W. Cobb, F. J. 
Welch, H. Iv. McCann, Paul Preble ; second 
Mandolins, A. B. Wood, C. B. Flint, R. F. 
Chapman, M. S. Woodbury ; Mandola, E. L. 
Jordan ; Guitars, C. H. Potter, A. J. Hamlen, 
J. A. Green, J. A. Furbish ; Reader, John 
.Appleton ; Violin soloist, F. J. Welch. 



HELP THE TEAM. • 
Now is the time for the undergraduate 
body to show their college spirit and apprecia- 
tion of the athletic interests by subscribing lib- 
erally to the fund now being raised for defray- 
ing the expenses of the athletic team. While 
enthusiasm is a necessary element to victory, 
it takes good cold cash to pay bills. 

No team can enter so confidently into the 
contest as the one which has sound financial 
backing. After the glorious showing of Bow- 
doin at Worcester last year, it is the duty of 
the undergraduate body to strain every effort 
toward encouraging the team to make its best 
possible showing. 



THE DUTCHMAN'S LOOK. 

"Dhis hoss dondt look fust-rate, dhat's right, but he 

vas veery fast to go," 
Said Jacob Sling to Deacon Kent who thought that 

what he didn't know 
About "hoss flesh" would ever be beyond the human 

mind's control ; 
But Jacob had a grudge to pay, and pushed the trade 

with heart and soul. 



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"Von hoonderd dollers und yo'r hoss? — Veil, I vill 

trade, but I vas beat;" 
And soon the cash was handed o'er, and Deacon 

Kent had Jacob's Pete. 
"Git up thar, Pete!" and off they went while Deacon 

Kent turned back to say : 
"I 'low I'll change this boss's looks ;" but Jacob only 

said, "Gut day." 

The day was hot ; the drive was long : and Deacon 

Kent fell fast asleep, 
While Pete with e'er increasing speed the country 

roads of dust did sweep. 
"Waal, durn my shins!" the sleeper cried as he 

awoke and saw his plight, — 
Old Pete had run into a gate, and cracked his neck ; 

the Deacon's flight 
Had ended in an apple-tree, where perched, he 

swore with boiling ire 
He'd shoot that Dutchman in his tracks and rid the 

world of one "durned liar." 

The Deacon's temper never cooled ; for days and 

weeks he raved and swore. 
And when at last the two were met — it happened 

at the grocery store — 
Said he : "Gimme thet money back, I didn't trade 

fer no blind skate;" 
But Jacob answered only this : "I said der hoss didn't 

look fust-rate." 

W. P. McKovvN, 'q8. 



CONCERNING THE ART BUILDING. 
The frame of the decorative painting, 
"Athens," b_v La Farge, in the east tympanum 
of the Art Building dome has been put in 
place, and is now being gilded. The frame 
differs slightly from those in the other arches 
in that it completely surrounds the panel. The 
finishing of this tympanum marks the 
completion of the dome decoration — a work 
of which every student should be proud, for in 
the arches are to be seen paintings by four of 
the most famous artists in America: Vedder, 
La Farge, Cox, and Thayer. The Art 
Building decorations are certainly beautiful 
and appropriate, but in the working depart- 
ment there is improvement needed. The only 
place in the building which can be occupied 
by the life class is one in the basement where 
the coal is kept ; a room where from necessity 
are coal-dust and ashes. It is to be hoped 
that a better place can be furnished soon. A 



central heating station would solve the 
proljlem by making possible the removal of all 
coal-bins from the Art Building. In that case 
an extremely useful studio could be made in 
the basement. Meanwhile the life-class works 
tinder difficulties. 

In three days of last week there were over 
one hundred visitors to the Art Building, 
among whom was Miss Twitchell, of 
Portland, with her art class. It has become 
a common thing for art students throughout 
the state to come here to view the valuable 
art collection of the college. 



HELPING THE BUSINESS. 
"M^ake hair grow? Well, I should say it 
would," said the solemn-faced drug clerk to 
the man with the blackened mustache who was 
pointing a fat finger at a bottle of Disham's 
invigorator. "Why, my dear brother, as I 
was remarking to Dr. Gerrish, yesterday, that 
preparation is the most marvellous thing on 
sale. Down at the University of Maine they, 
are making use of it in experiments ; specially 
growing auburn-haired cabbages. But that is 
not all I can tell you. Two days ago as I was 
applying a little of this golden discovery to the 
bald places in my ancient hair trunk I spilled 
a portion upon the floor, which I carefully 
wiped up with a piece of chamois skin. That 
beautiful fur mat at your feet is the chamois 
skin as 1 found it yesterday morning; the fur 
had grown in one night ! Why, sir, that stuff 
would make hair grow on the head of a barrel." 



AN AMATEUR BLUEPRINT. 
The man in the frayed top-coat had stopped, 
and, leaning on the rickety railing of the old 
bridge, was listlessly looking up-river. The 
feathery flakes of the first snow storm of the 
winter were coming down in slow somersaults 
from the thick, smoke-like grayness overhead, 
clothing with indistinctness every thing more 
than a few rods away. On the ends of the 
silent dam the abandoned weather-beaten saw- 
mills loomed up picturesquely with their caved- 



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in roofs and open sides, where, against the 
dark interior he could dimly see the huge, 
slanting beams. The mills on the black river 
with the snow partly shutting them from sight 
reminded the man of half rubbed-off slate 
drawings he had made when a school-boy. 

The currents of the air were asleep; the 
stillness was so profound that he seemed 
actually to hear the hiss of the largest flakes as 
they fell into the river and melted in the whirl- 
ing water below him. 

A red-mufflered boy came stumping along 
over the bridge, delightedly kicking his copper- 
toed boots through the unbroken snow on the 
carriage way. 



PSI UPSILON HOP. 
The annual reception of the Kappa Chap- 
ter of Psi Upsilon was held in Memorial 
Hall on Friday, May 4. The customary 
tea was held in the rooms of Wood, 

1900, Berry and Leighton, 1901, and Clark, 

1901, from 4 to 6, during which the partici- 
pants in the hop met one another at the recep- 
tion presided over by Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. 
Larrabee and Mrs. Blake. Here ices were 
served and a pleasant social hour spent. 
After supper at "The Club" came the hop, 
where a reception was held from 8.30 to 9, the 
patronesses being Mrs. Wm. DeWitt Hyde, 
Mrs. Alfred Mitchell, Mrs. Henry Johnson, 
Mrs. Leslie A. Lee, Mrs. Franklin C. Robin- 
son, Mrs. Wm. A.Moody, Mrs. Geo. T. Little, 
Mrs. Frank E. Woodruff, Mrs. Geo. T. Files, 
Mrs. Wm. A. Houghton, Mrs. Wm. MacDon- 
ald, Mrs. Frank N. Whittier, Mrs. Wilmot B. 
Mftchell, Mrs. H. DeF. Smith. 

After the reception the following order of 
dances was rendered by Wilson's orchestra: 
Waltz, "Highwayman ;" Two-Step, "Coon- 
ville Barbecue;" Waltz, "Obispah;" Two- 
Step, "2d Conn. Regiment;" Schottische, "I'd 
leave my happy home for you;" Waltz, "Thee 
Alone;" Two-Step, "Alumni;" Waltz, "Bab- 
bie;" Intermission; Two-Step, "Blackville 
Swells;" Waltz, "AflEaire d' Amour;" Two- 



Step, "King Carnival;" Waltz, "Reign of 
Venus ;" Two-Step, '' Smoky Mokes ;" Waltz, 
"Lesghinka;" Two-Step, " Bride - Elect ;" 
Waltz, "American Minister." 

During intermission lunch was served by 
Pooler. It consisted of lobster salad, chicken 
salad, pate a poulet, harlequin ice-cream and 
cafe noir. 

The hall was tastefully decorated in garnet 
and gold, the society colors, and the walls 
were almost buried beneath a wealth of Psi 
L^psilon banners and emblems, interspersed 
with Bowdoin and class banners. Noticeable 
among the decorations was an immense garnet 
velvet tapestry, upon which were embroidered 
in heavy gold thread the emblems Psi Upsilon, 
hung from the gallery in the rear of the hall. 

Among the guests were Misses Carney, 
Sills, Symonds, Tomlinson, Shaw, Staples, of 
Portland ; Misses Spear and Glover of Rock- 
land; Miss Fairbanks of Wollaston; Misses 
Pomeroy and Webster of Bangor; Misses 
Pennell and Armstrong of Lewiston ; Miss 
Tufts of Exeter; Miss Bell of Lawrence; 
Misses Merriman, Webb, Winchell, Gahan, 
Owen, Crawford, Smith, Graves, Woodward 
of Brunswick. The following alumni 
returned to enjoy the occasion and renew old 
acquaintances : John Goold, '85 ; Dr. Mitchell, 
'95; Roland Mann, '92; and Walter Stimson 
Mundy Kelley, '99. The delegates were 
Edwards, Alpha Delta Phi; Babb, Delta 
Kappa Epsilon ; Pottle, Zeta Psi ; Gould, 
Theta Delta Chi ; McCormick, Delta Upsilon ; 
Willey, Kappa Sigma. 



GENERAL HUBBARD'S LATEST. 

General Thomas H. Hubbard, '51, will 
spend the summer with his family in Europe. 
The Hubbards will have Paris as their head- 
quarters and will make excursions from that 
city to various parts of the continent. We all 
wish for them a most delightful summer. 

General Hubbard has had, at his own 
expense, an insurance to the amount of $75,- 
000 placed on the contents of the Bowdoin 



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College library. The volumes were pre- 
viously insured for $25,000. It will be seen 
that the big-hearted giver of the new library 
building doesn't entertain the idea that the 
l^uilding, when completed, may, through the 
ravages of fire, have no books for its capa- 
cious shelves. 

Mike Madden, famous on two continents 
as the mascot of Bowdoin College, never 
spake truer words than those he uttered when 
he learned of General Hubbard's promise of a 
library. He said: "If General Hubbard 
comes to Brunswick next commencement I 
guess he'll cut some ice !" Mike's reputation 
as a prophet will lose nothing by that state- 
ment. 

BOWDOIN MEN AS GUESTS. 

One of the prettiest dances in which Bow- 
doin has been interested this season, was given 
by the young ladies of the Lewiston and 
Auburn Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta, in 
Wilson's Hall, Lewiston, on the evening of 
May I. 

The guests were received shortly after 
eight o'clock by the members of the society : 
Miss Maude Pennell, Miss Emma Armstrong, 
Miss Blanchard, Miss Stearns, Miss Goss, 
Miss Maud Parkin, Miss Phillips, and Miss 
Russell. After the presentations, dancing 
was commenced and was continued until after 
midnight, music being furnished by Wilson's 
orchestra. 

The hall had been tastefully decorated for 
the party with a profusion of cut flowers and 
palms, making a fitting background for the 
brilliant scene of the evening. A dainty 
buffet lunch was served during the hours of 
the dance, in place of a supper at intermission. 

Among the persons present were the fol- 
lowing: Bowdoin undergraduates — John R. 
Bass, Philip L. Pottle, Ernest T. Smith, Ralph 
P. Bodwell, Philip H. Cobb, Fred H. Dorman, 
Harvey D. Gibson, B. Frank Hayden, Harri- 
son K. McCann, J. Hudson Sinkinson, George 
Roland Walker, William E. Wing, E. Far- 



rington Abbott, Harold Pratt, Paul Preble, 
Thomas H. Riley, Jr., Clement F. Robinson, 
Carl W. Smith, George H. Stover, Harrie L. 
Webber. 



CAMPUS CHjAT. 

The medical school finished dissecting on Friday. 

Adjourns were granted in French 6 on Saturday. 

The Seniors are busy on their commencement 
parts. 

Higgins, 1902, will, take the census in Stark the 
coming summer. 

Williams, 1900, is teaching the High School at 
New Gloucester. 

Bragg, 1901, passed Sunday in Portland, the 
guejt of Sills, 1901. 

Professor Emery gave an adjourn in Political 
Economy 3 on Tuesday. 

There was an unusually large number of visitors 
in chapel, Sunday afternoon. 

The sudden change in the temperature last week 
was the cause of much sickness among the students. 

Mr. Burbank gave a talk before the class in 
Astronomy on Friday, illustrated by stereopticon 
views. 

"Trig" was substituted in ,place of French 3, last 
Saturday, owing to the absence of Professor 
Johnson. 

A delegation from Pejepscot Lodge, I. O. O. F., 
attended the morning service at the church on the 
hill, Sunday. 

Clifford, 1903, and Farnsworth, 1903, attended 
the performance of Hoyt's "A Black Sheep" at the 
Jefferson, Saturday night. 

Hon. Fred H. Appleton, '64, of Bangor was at 
college several days last week, called here by the 
illness of his son, John Appleton, 1902. 

Mr. Henry Vaughan of Boston, the architect of 
the Searles Science Building, visited the Walker Art 
Building while he was here on last Thursday. 

"A Breezy Time" attracted many students to the 
Town Hall, and a stock company at the Columbia 
caused many journeys to Bath the past week. 

The singing in chapel Sunday afternoon was 
especially good, being by a quartet composed of 
Messrs. Willard, Spear, Whitney and Clarke. 

A number of students attended a birthday party 
given by Miss Evelyn Stetson at her home on Cum- 
berland Street, on Friday evening of last week. 



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Fire alarms disturbed the usual quiet of the town 
last week. Six alarms in one week is something 
rather uncommon for the Brunswick department. 

Stackpole. 1900, has a very interesting article on 
"The History of Banking in the State of Maine" in 
the last issue of "Sound Currency." a pamphlet pub- 
lished in New York. 

A reception was tendered Dr. E. B. Mason in 
the Congregational chapel, Tuesday evening, by 
members of the parish. This event marks the close 
of a ten years' pastorate. 

The medals to be awarded in the coming Invita- 
tion Meet have arrived and will soon be on exhibi- 
tion in a down-town show window. They are of a 
new and attractive design. 

R. L. Marston, '99, was the guest of friends in 
college for a few days last week, returning to his 
home in Skowhegan Monday. Mr. Marston has a 
position on the census for the coming summer. 

A party of forty Lewiston and Auburn ladies 
accompanied Miss Julia Harris May on a visit to the 
Walker Art Building, Saturday. The party also 
visited Merrymeeting Park in the afternoon. 

Mrs. Henry Adams Neely of Portland has 
favored Bowdoin with the loan of a fine oil portrait 
of Benjamin Tallmadge, Esq., her uncle. It is 
exhibited in the Boyd Gallery at the Art Building. 

Bates College is to have a new library designed 
to accommodate 60,000 volumes. It will be named 
the Coram Library in honor of Joseph A. Coram 
of Lowell, Mass., who is a large contributor to the 
fund for its erection. 

The timely precautions taken in the recent case 
of diphtheria at the Alpha Delta Phi house undoubt- 
edly saved the college from an epidemic which would 
have been most disastrous at the present time, when 
both track and base-ball teams are in active training. 

It is probable fliat Mr. R. M. Andrews, Bowdoin, 
'96, will teach mathematics here next year during 
the absence of Professor Moody, who will, proba- 
bly, have a year's leave of absence. Mr. Andrews 
has taken a special course in mathematics at Har- 
vard, and has also been assistant in mathematics at 
the University of Maine. 

It was learned last week with much regret that it 
would be necessary for Appleton, 1902, to undergo 
an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Appleton was 
taken to Boston, Wednesday, where he will receive 
treatment. He will necessarily be absent from 
college for several weeks. His many friends hope 
for him a speedy recovery. 

The student body of Yale are considering plans 
which are intended to prevent family or preparatory 
school influence or financial standing from aiding 



any one to join a college fraternity there. They 
intend also that in the future each fraternity shall 
stand upon its own merits, for they will expressly 
forbid any joint campaigns or combinations. A 
committee appointed to frame rules have reported 
the following, which have been accepted by the 
Senior class, and will probably receive the approba- 
tion of the other classes : Membership in the Junior 
societies shall be opened to Sophomores and vice 
versa; the membership of the Sophomore societies 
is limited to thirty-eight, and the Junior societies 
shall take in between twenty and thirty new men 
apiece ; the Juniors shall not restrict their elections 
to members of fraternities. 



ATHLETICS. 

The banner due Bowdoin for winning the New 
England Intercollegiate Athletic Association meet 
last year will be here in a few days. It is to be 
three by five feet, of white silk and hand embroidered 
in gold letters, giving a very pretty effect. The cost 
was $50. 

The medals for this school meet and for the 
Maine Intercollegiate meet have arrived. The dies 
of both of these have been changed and the new 
medals are an improvement. They were made by 
John Stall of New York, who makes the Worcester 
medals. They will be put on exhibition at Will & 
Hill'.s. 

It is necessary for Bowdoin to send a team to 
Mott Haven this year if she wants to stay in the 
association, and it is very desirable that she remain a 
member. So let every one come up with his sub- 
scription. 

The team sent to Worcester this year will be of 
about the same size as that of last year. The men 
will be quartered at the Bay State House, Worcester. 

Two of the bicyclists are to be sent to Cambridge 
next Monday in order that they may train on the 
Charles River Park track, which has banked courses 
and is made of cement. The race will be run off on 
this track the morning of the meet. 

The programmes of the meet will be of the souve- 
nir order, and will be illustrated with a half-tone of 
the Bowdoin team of last year. 

The following schools have signified their inten- 
tion of entering the Maine invitation meet at Bruns- 
wick : Kent's Hill Seminary, Westbrook Seminary, 
Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield : Portland High, 
Bangor High, Freeport High, Brunswick High, 
Skowhegan High, Westbrook High, Deering High, 
Edward Little High, Good Will Farm, Fryeburg 
Academy. 



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BowDOiNF 14, "Lewiston Athletics" 13. 

Bowdoin beat the Lewiston Athletics on Wednes- 
day, May 2, by a score of 14 to 13. Bowdoin easily 
kept the lead for the first eight innings, beginning 
with two runs in the first inning and batting steadily 
until the ninth, which opened with Bowdoin 6 runs 
in the lead. Then the visitors began a batting 
streak which nearly won the game for them. Mara 
came to the bat and was hit by a pitched ball, but 
was thrown out at second. Lowell singled and 
Lombard got his base on balls. Somers flied out. 
Powers and Simpson singled and Mullaney was hit 
by a pitched ball, thus bringing in six runs and 
tieing the score. Curran flied out. It then looked 
like a ten inning game, but Bowdoin braced up and 
hit the ball. Clarke singled, Hoyt and Nevers both 
got hits, and Clarke scored the winning run. 

As a practice game it was very satisfactory. The 
batting in the ninth showed that the team could rise 
to the occasion. Some inexcusable errors were 
made, but not many. The battery work was very 
good. 

The score : 

BOWDOIN. 

AB R IB SH PO A E 

Dana, m 4 2 o o o i o 

Clarke, ss 5 3 4 6 4 2 3 

Hoyt, 2b 6 2 2 4 o I 

Nevers, ib 5 3 3 3 8 o o 

Pratt, c 2 I o o 8 3 o 

Trainor, rf 2422201 

Pottle, If 5 o I 2 I o I 

Kelley, p 5 o i i o 1 o 

Harkins, 3b 4 i 2 2 o 6 o 

Totals 38 14 15 18 27 14 6 

LEWISTON ATHLETICS. 

AE R IB SH PO A E 

Simpson, If 4 4 2 2 o i i 

Mullaney, ib 5 i i i 8 o 2 

Curran, m 6 i o o i o 

Mara, c 5 o 3 3 8 4 o 

Lowell, 3b 5 I 2 2 2 3 o 

Lombard, rf 4 2 i i o o o 

Somers, ss s i 3 4 i 4 i 

Fogg,. 2b 5 2 3 4 4 I 3 

Powers, p 4 I I I o i o 

Totals 43 13 16 18 24 14 7 

Score by Innings. 

Bowdoin 4 i i o i 3 2 i i — 14 

Athletics o 3 i 2 o o i 6 — 13 



Dean Briggs of Harvard is a festive. philosopher 
who doesn't lose sight of the stubborn realities of 
life. His remark to the high school masters that 
the world is full of buzz-saws, and that it is one of 
the prime duties of the schools to teach people to 
leave these implements alone, is condensed wisdom 
pungently put. — Boston Herald. 



SCISSOR GRAPHS. 



And now Bowdoin gets a new library from 
an alumnus, which is even pleasanter than would 
have been the case had it come from Mr. Carnegie. 
It is a case of filial devotion as well as of princely 
generosity. — Boston Herald. 

Professor Nathaniel Schmidt of Cornell Univer- 
sity predicts a return of prosperity to the town of 
Carthage, North Africa. . . . Carthage was 
founded by Mrs. Dido several years before the 
completion of the Union Pacific Railway. . . . 
Of its founding, Mr. Turner, the English landscape 
gardener, has left us an interesting pictorial record. 
He snapped the significant event just as Mrs. D. was 
laying the corner-stone of the county building on the 
south branch of the African Liffy. The county 
building stands out clear and sharp, but you can't 
see Mrs. D. because she is on the other side of the 
portico. — Chicago Journal. 

Brunswick has done herself proud by making 
ex-Governor Chamberlain chairman of her local 
committee for the Old Home Week. — Kennebec 
Journal. 

College journalism has its tribulations, as is evi- 
denced by the recommendation of the Colby Echo 
that a certain student be ducked in the Kennebec for 
the "hash fashion" in which he wrote up the Junior 
promenade for the local paper. — Kennebec Journal. 

President Faunce of Brown surprised the faculty 
and student body at chapel Friday morning when he 
declared all noon recitations suspended and sent all 
the students to the station to meet the base-ball nine 
on its return from double defeat at Yale and Wes- 
leyan. Headed by an impromptu band the collegians 
marched to the train and escorted the vanquished 
team in triumphant style to the campus. Dr. 
Faunce says he made the innovation to encourage the 
nine and show that Brown sends her athletes out not 
chiefly to win gate receipts and immediate victory, 
but to engage in honorable, pure sport for sport's 
sake. — Portland Press. 

The intercollegiate relay races to be held at 
Franklin Field, Philadelphia, are attracting attention 
among athletes. Four of the fleetest short distance 
runners in the world will meet in a special lOO-yard 
race at these games. They are Tewksbury, the 
University of Pennsylvania flier; Duffy, the 100 
yard champion of Georgetown University ; Jarvis, 
the speedy little Princetonian, and Kraenzlein, 
Pennsy's marvelous hurdler. This quartet should 
furnish one of the most exciting races of the decade, 
and the winner should, at least, equal Bernard 
Wefer's record of 9 4-5 seconds. — Boston Herald. 



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PERSONALS. 

'32. — The Boston Transcript of May 3, gives a 
pretty tribute to Rev. Cyrus A. Bartol, D.D., Boston, 
who was eighty-seven years old that day. 

'43. — Cumston Hall, the splendid gift of Charles 
M. Cumston, LL.D., to the citizens of Monmouth, 
has been finished in a magnificent style and will be 
dedicated soon. Dr. Cumston is widely known as a 
benefactor and scholar. For twenty-six years he 
was head master of the English High School in 
Boston, where he became praiseworthy as a brilliant 
and painstaking instructor of youth. Dr. Cumston 
is full of wonderful resources and intensely inter- 
ested in his life profession. 

'46. — Rev. C. H. Emerson, who has lived in Cali- 
fornia many years, has moved to East Tacoma, 
Washington. Mr. Emerson is the only survivor of 
the twelve charter members of Theta chapter of 
Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

'52. — General Chamberlain was the spealcer of 
the evening at the annual encampment of the Maine 
Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal 
Legion at Riverton, last week. The subject of his 
paper was "The Battle of Five Forks." The paper 
was comprehensively and interestingly written. 
Many other Bowdoin graduates were present at the 
meeting, and on the list of officers for next year 
appear the names of General Charles P. Mattocks, 
'62, Junior Vice Commander ; Lieutenant Charles 
W. Roberts, Chancellor ; Lieutenant-Colonel Augus- 
W. Roberts, Chancellor, '51 ; Lieutenant-Colonel 
Augustus C. Hamlin, '51, and Dr. Alfred Mitchell, 
'59, Councillors. 

'64. — ^Judge Enoch Foster, of Portland, will give 
the Memorial Day address before Burnside Post, 
G. A. R., of Auburn. 

'66. — Frederic Gerrish, M.D., of Portland, was 
elected First Vice-President of the Association of 
American Anatomists at the fifth triennial congress 
of American physicians and surgeons at Washing- 
ton, last week. Among other Portland physicians in 
attendance at the congress were Dr. Seth C. Gordon, 
M. 'SS, and Dr. John F. Thompson, M. '86. 

'67. — Hon. Stanley Plummer of Dexter will 
deliver the Memorial Day address at Wayne. 

'68. — Hon. Orville D. Baker of Augusta has been 
retained in an important case now pending before 
the supreme court of New Hampshire, the case of 
William A. Morrison against the Burgess Sulphite 
Fiber Company. 

'70. — Representative De Alva S. Alexander of 
Buffalo, N. Y., figured to a considerable extent in 
the debate on the Nicaraguan Canal bill, this last 



week. Mr. Alexander is a member of the committee 
on rivers and harbors, which has been more or less 
interested in the Nicaraguan Canal. He opposed 
the position taken by the chairman of the committee, 
Mr. Burton of Ohio, who thinks it bad business 
policy to declare beforehand where we are going to 
build the canal until we have played off^ the Central 
American republics against each other for conces- 
sions. Mr. Alexander is for a straightforward pol- 
icy on the part of the government. 

'72. — Herbert Harris of Brunswick presided as 
Grand Master at the Annual Templar Encampment 
at Portland, last week. 

'73. — Daniel Arthur Robinson, M.D., of Bangor, 
has been appointed Grand Sword Bearer in the 
Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Maine. 

'yy. — The following story is told of Lieut. Robert 
E. Peary, the Arctic explorer, while preparing for 
Bowdoin at Fryeburg Academy. The quality of 
nerve which this anecdote explains is that same 
quality which has spurred him to explore the cold of 
the North, that quality which has made him an 
overcomer of obstacles. One of his fellow-towns- 
men, while out hunting one day in November, dis- 
covered a flock of ducks in a pond two miles from 
the village. The man wanted the birds, but knew 
no way of getting them, even if his shot were effect- 
ive, for he had no dog, and there was no boat in the 
pond. On his way home he met Peary and told him 
about the ducks and why he had not fired at them. 
"Now," said Peary, "let's go back to the pond, and 
if the ducks are still there I promise to retrieve all 
you kill." They returned to the pond ; the ducks 
were undisturbed. The weather had been cold for 
several days, ice had formed around the shore of the 
pond, and the ducks were bunched out in open water, 
but within range. Merrill fired and killed two. 
Without more ado than if he were about to take a 
dip in the old swimming hole on a hot day, Peary 
removed his clothing, broke the ice with a heavy 
stick, and swam out, picked up the dead birds, and 
brought them to land. 

'78. — George C. Purington of Farmington was 
elected Grand Junior Warden of the Grand Com- 
mandery of Knights Templar of this State, at the 
annual encampment at Portland last week. 

'76. — F. C. Payson, Esq., of Portland, has been 
elected one of the Maine delegates to the Republican 
National Convention at Philadelphia. 

'94. — Francis A. Frost, of whom no record was 
made in the list of the class published in last week's 
Orient^ is sporting editor of the Boston Evening 
Record. 

'95. — Philip D. Stubbs, of Strong, has just been 
admitted to the Franklin County bar. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 17, 1900. 



No. 4. 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

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Philip H. Cobb, 1902, A.ssistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene R. Kelley, 1902, Assistant Business Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902, News Editor, 

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Farnsworth G. Marshall, 1903, . . . News Editor, 

Clement V. Robinson, 1903 Alumni Editor, 

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Manager, and all other couLributiuns to the Editor-in-Chief. 

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Printed at the .Journal Office, Lewiston. 



IMPORTANT CHANGES COMING. 

The faculty have recently voted to make 
some changes in the course of study, to go into 
operation next year, the efifect of which will 
be to increase the number of electives and 
materially strengthen the curriculum. It is 
well known that the Sophomore year has been 
for some time the one most poorly provided 
with electives, and that a convenient choice of 
studies has often been difificulr. In particular, 
the requirement of Rhetoric in the first term 
has compelled a considerable number of men 
to take, in the following terms, Logic and 
Botany, because of the difficulty of finding 
other courses which could be entered at any 
other time than at the beginning of the year. 
In the same way, the position of Geology in 
the first term of the Senior year has made it 
impracticable to oiler in that term, a course in 



Political Science. The result has been that 
while for six years past nearly all the depart- 
ments have had courses arranged to run con- 
secutively throughout the year, the one term 
courses in Rhetoric, Logic, Botany, and 
Geology have stood as exceptions to the rule. 

Laider the recent action of the faculty this 
irregularity will be done away with. The 
courses in Biology and Geology will be 
re-arranged so as to begin at the beginning of 
the Sophomore year and extend to the end of 
the Senior year. The two courses now offered 
in American (lOvernment will each be moved 
back one term, and a new course offered in the 
third term, so that continuous work in that 
department may be pursued throughout the 
Senior year. A course in Rhetoric of three 
hours a week, and in which the work in Logic 
will be merged, will be required of all students 
throughout the .Sophomore year. 

It is apparent that this change will add 
very much to the efficiency of the work, and at 
the same time will prove a decided con- 
venience to students. Hereafter, it will be 
possible for a man in any department to 
choose, at the beginning of the year, the line 
of work which he intends to pursue through- 
out the year ; while carrying back the work in 
Biology to the beginning of the .Sophomore 
year has the further advantage of introducing 
a new elective in the year in which one was 
especially needed. In carrying out the plan, 
it is probable that some of the courses may be 
changed from four to three hours a week, 
without, however, involving any diminution 
in the amount of work done in the course. 



THE QUILL PRIZES. 
The Quill has received from Messrs. 
Houghton, Mifflin & Company the books that 
are to be offered as prizes in the third annual 



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contest. For the best short story the prize is 
a handsome, two-vokimed edition of Haw- 
thorne's "The House of the Seven Gables" 
with ilhistrations by Maude .and Genevieve 
Cowles. For the best verse is offered the 
Cambridge Edition of Longfellow, containing 
his complete poetical works. All contribu- 
tions, unsigned, should be mailed to the chair- 
man of the Quill before June i ; and along 
with them in a small envelope should be 
included the. writer's name. 

It is suggested, though not required, that 
the short story should have a local college 
setting; and that the poem should not take up 
more than two Quill pages. The judges, as 
usual, will be two members of the faculty and 
the chairman of the Quill board. It is to be 
remembered that this contest is open to every 
undergraduate- except the Quill editors; and 
that June i is the date when contributions are 
due. The books may be seen at No. lo, 
Appleton ; and all questions will be cheerfully 
answered by the chairman of the Quill board. 



WHY NO SECOND TEAM? 

One of the most apparent needs in our 
base-ball world is either a second team or a 
Freshman team. After the make-up of the 
'Varsity, which is composed of not more than 
fourteen men, there is no inducement to the 
remaining players in the college to make any 
attempt at practice. There is no doubt that 
there is talent in the college that would 
develop if an opportunity were given. 

The introduction of the Sophomore- 
Freshman games is a step in the right direc- 
tion, but the establishment of a regular 
Freshman team would be a valuable aid 
toward future 'Varsity material. The athletic 
committee should consider the idea, if Bow- 
doin is to be as prominent in base-ball as she 
is in other branches of athletics. 



be on the side of the change. Ivy Day is dis- 
tinctly the day of the Junior Class, while 
Seniors' last chapel is one of the most im- 
pressive of the Senior exercises. We see no 
good reason ■ why the ceremony should not 
take place while the relatives and visiting 
friends of the Seniors are here to see it. 
Previously the last chapel marked the close 
of the regular college work by the graduating 
class ; but now that Senior vacation has gone 
to join other old-time customs set aside, the 
Seniors do not close their work until Class 
day. 



There is talk of having Seniors' last chapel 
on Senior Class Day instead of Ivy Day as 
formerly. The weight of argument seems to 



Some old customs could go and make 
the college better for it. Is there any 
sense in having the open-air exercises of 
Class Day held at the Thorndike oak on an 
unsightly wooden platform, removed and 
rebuilt yearly, when the $10,000 terrace of 
the Walker Art Building fairly begs for a 
chance to make itself useful? One could not 
ask for a more suitable place for Class Day 
exercises than the front of the Art Building. 
The Thorndike oak cannot last forever. 



. There would be an added charm to the 
Class Day exercises if the members of the 
faculty would appear in cap and gown in the 
procession of that day. The hetei^ogeneous 
costumes worn in past years have given the 
procession an effect more picturesque than 
beautiful. 



With the passing of the Class of igoo will 
go much of the musical talent of the college. 
All know that the new chorister will find it a 
hard task to produce song service equal to that 
which we have had in the past year. If Mr. 
Herbert Harris, '72, is in Brunswick next 
year, we think it would be an excellent plan to 
try to obtain his services as college chorister 
and organist. Mr. Harris has made his influ- 
ence felt distinctly on the musical work of the 
college in the year just past ; and every student 
knows what a whole-souled interest he takes 
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obtaining the services of a graduate is the fact 
that the move would be a disappointment to 
undergraduates looking forward to the posi- 
tion of chorister or organist. But this is an 
argument whiclr we feel would never be 
pressed in a situation when the good of the 
college is at stake. 



Fevk' towns in A'laine present more advan- 
tages as a location for a summer school for 
teachers than does Brunswick with the wealth 
of knowledge to be derived from visits to 
certain buildings on the Bowdoin campus. 
We offer this suggestion to Superintendent 
Stetson free of charge. 



Though Coach Robinson has left us dissat- 
isfied with the results of his labors with the 
nine, he can console himself with the knowl- 
edge that it is through no fault of his that 
marked success has not come to the team. He 
has attended to his business strictly through- 
out his stay with us, his methods have been 
excellent, and the team work which he has 
developed is all right. The college is sorry to 
lose him. 



Many of the co-educational institutions are 
having earnest discussions as to the advisabil- 
ity of continuing to admit women to the same 
departments as men. With an increase in the 
number of women there comes a decrease in 
the number of men who attend the institutions, 
and the alumni fear that they may some day 
find themselves graduates of a college for the 
opposite sex. Only at the great universities 
of the Western States are women able to feel 
that they are as much at home as the men. 



Recent numbers of the Orient reported 
the whereabouts of the Bowdoin College class 
of '94. Of the 45 men whose occupations are 
known ten are ministers or theological stu- 
dents, ten are in business, eight are lawyers or 
law students, eight are engaged in teaching, 
all in the higher education so-called ; six are 
physicians, two are newspaper editors, and 



one is a librarian. This report may be taken 
as a safe criterion for judging whether or not 
Bowdoin men turn out well. 



President Eliot has advised Harvard stu- 
dents to divide their college day into the fol- 
lowing periods: Study ten hours, sleep eight, 
exercise two, social duties one, meals three. 
But when are the poor editors to get out the 
college papers ? 



"Colby seldom gets a new student who 
knows anything about track work." — Colby 
Echo. Bowdoin has won everv intercol- 
legiate track athletic meet held in Maine. 
This leads us to think that most of the Maine 
college fitting school students who know any- 
thing about track athletics come here for col- 
lege training:. 



The Orient noted with pleasure the gen- 
erous treatment the grand stand gave the win- 
ning nine from the University of Maine at 
Whittier field on Saturday. The best of 
feeling exists here toward the State Univer- 
sity, and we hope we shall never see our 
friendly relations broken. 



It is hard to say which occasioned more 
talk Sunday afternoon, President Hyde's 
arguments for his proposed changes or the 
calm, matter-of-fact way in which he referred 
to Senior vacation as a thing of the past. 



The wearing of university caps by the 
Seniors is a spring custom which might well 
be more generally observed by the members 
of 1900. 



At Wellesley next month the Senior Class 
will entertain Miss Helen Gould, who is an 
honorary member of the Class of 1900, and 
who will be the guest of the college. It is 
said that the occasion will be a grand one and 
that the culmination will be the conferring of 
a degree on Miss Gould in recognition of her 
noble efforts to relieve suffering human beings 



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and to advance the condition of woman. The 
news-writers who suggest that the Wellesley 
faculty and trustees have a hidden purpose in 
conferring the degree on Miss Gould aren't a 
bit nice. 



AT CASTLE SQUARE. 

Once a Freshman, young but bold, 

In his puerile mind did hold 

A desire the wild and wicked world to see. 

So this young but sporty gent 

With the ball team straightway went 

Up to Harvard, there to have a quiet spree. 

Rarely, in his life before 

Had this Freshman seen such store 

Of the fair and the wealthy of this earth. 

Not philosophy's eccentrics, 

Nor a course in Senior ethics 

Could his head so quickly turn from moral worth. 

Now he sits in his room, 

'Mid the swiftly gathering gloom, 

And recalls the many scenes and sights so rare. 

And he wonders what's become, 

'Mid the city's noise and hum, 

Of the pretty girl he met at Castle Square. 

He was absolutely dazed 

At her charming little ways ; 

And he even goes so far as to declare 

That he'd "leave his happy home," 

Just throughout the world to roam, 

With the little girl he met at Castle Square. 

C. C. R., 1900. 



LONGFELLOW AT BOWDOIN. 
Bowdoin has^any an honored name on 
her alumni rolls, but among them all there is 
none more revered by Bowdoin men than that 
of Henry W. Longfellow. Bowdoin can 
claim Longfellow as a son in a two- fold sense : 
he was a student from 1821 to 1825; and a 
Professor of Modern Languages from 1829 to 

1835- 

Successfully passing the entrance exami- 
nations at the age of fifteen, he pursued his 
Freshman studies at his home in Portland, 
and did not take up his residence in Brunswick 
until his Sophomore year. Genial, social, and 
agreeable, always a gentleman in deportment, 
and free from envy and every corroding pas- 



sion and vice, he rapidly won the favor of his 
classmates. Fond of sport as he was, his high 
sense of honor prevented him, however, from 
taking any part in the escapades and boyish 
mischief of his classmates. 

As a student he was ardently fond of na- 
ture, and his chief pleasure was 

"To He amid some sylvan scene 
Where the long drooping boughs between 
Shadows dark and sunlight sheen 
Alternate come and go." 

As a Student he never entered the class- 
room without the most careful preparation, 
and rapidly won his way to an enviable posi- 
tion in his class. It is an interesting fact that 
he found the higher branches of. mathematics 
the most difficult part of his course. The 
translation of classic authors was his favorite 
task, and in his Sophomore year his polished 
version of one of the Odes of Horace was the 
stepping-stone to his Professorship. His 
books, his companions, and his rambles among 
the pines and along the river banks well occu- 
pied the uneventful days, for Bowdoin of the 
'20's from an amusement standpoint, can 
hardly be compared with the Bowdoin of the 
'90's. 

Longfellow was a member of the famous 
Class of '25, the associate of Bradley, Little, 
and Hawthorne. With the latter he formed a 
close friendship which lasted to the end of 
his life. It was an ambitious class and one 
in which there was an intense struggle for 
rank in scholarship ; but Longfellow by close 
application stood among the first. The vast 
amount of work he must have performed to 
keep pace with his brilliant companions no 
doubt contributed in a large measure to his 
future success. The successful man of letters 
is not the creature of circumstance, and must 
win immortality by the vigor of his thought. 
Surely these men of giant intellect must have 
shown in their early days some promise of 
their future greatness. 

In the midst of his numerous duties Long- 
fellow did not neglect what was fast becoming 
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in the literary world was his controlling ambi- 
tion, and he used every means to effect the 
accomplishment of his desire. His first at- 
tempt at verse making, while well received, 
gave little promise of his future greatness; 
but his poems improved rapidly, and by the 
end of his Junior year he was a well-known 
contributor to several magazines. 

(^Conchided next loeek.) 



CAMPUS CHAT. 

Churchill, '99, was on the campus, recently. 

Players of golf have organized a club at Bath. 

All commencement parts were due on Tuesday, 
May IS. 

W. B. Clarke, 'gg, was on the campus one day 
this week. 

Why don't the singers gather on the Art Build- 
ing steps ? 

Professor Woodruff gave an adjourn in Greek 3 
on Monday. 

Rollins and Randall, 'gg, spent Sunday with 
friends on the campus. 

The matriculation of the Freshman Class took 
place on Friday afternoon. 

.'\therton, 1900, has preached at Gardiner on the 
two Sundays just past. 

Adjourns in English Literature have been given 
by Professor Chapman this week. 

Professor W. B. Mitchell occupied the pulpit of 
the Congregational church at .A.ugusta Sunday. 

Ground has been broken at the University of 
Maine for the underpinning of the new gymnasium. 

The chapel quartette on Sunday was made up of 
Willard, Spear, Clarke, and Jordan, of the class of 
1900. 

A number of students attended the dance given 
at Pythian Hall last week by members of the local 
Sisterhood. 

Professor H. C. Emery will be in Williamstown 
on May 23-24, as a judge of the Williams-Dart- 
mouth Debate. 

A dance in Tops'ham on Thursday night was 
the Mecca of about twenty students, who report a 
delightful time. 

New driveways and paths are in process of con- 
struction on the campus, and some grading will be 
done on the lawns this week. 



With the arrival of warm weather golf playing 
nourishes. The links are daily visited by the 
numerous followers of the sport. 

Thornton Academy and Hallowell High School 
have signified their intention of entering the Inter- 
scholastic Meet at Bowdoin this spring. 

Thomas L. Marble, Bowdoin 'g8, now principal 
of the High School at Gorham, N. H., was on the 
campus for a few hours Friday afternoon. 

The Freshmen delegation of the Crown and 
Coffin Society entertained the society at New 
Meadows Inn on Monday evening, May 7. 

Several students visited Portland Tuesday even- 
ing and attended the production of "Erminie," in 
which Francis Wilson played the leading role. 

The Bowdoin song in "Songs of All the Colleges" 
is the Ivy Ode the words of which were written by 
C. E. Stinchfield, and the music by E. R. Jewett. 

Robinson, igoo, Phillips, igoo, and Harlow, igo3, 
were in Boston last week on business. Incidentally 
they saw the Harvard-Bowdoin game on Thursday. 

S. P. Harris, 1900, and Webb, 1902, represented 
the Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi at the 
fraternity convention in Providence, R. I., this week. 

Edward W. Wheeler, of Brunswick, a former 
member of the college, has recently been admitted to 
the bar. He has not yet decided where he will 
practice. 

At the Church on the Hill on Sunday Mr. 
Nichols gave an account of his missionary work in 
China. Professor Chapman conducted the even- 
ing services. 

Holmes, tgoo, who is teaching in the Lisbon High 
school, recently read a paper on the "Methods of 
Teaching History" before the Androscoggin 
Teachers" Convention. 

Professors Woodruff, Files, and Robinson gave 
an adjourn on Friday, that the members of their 
classes might attend the Worcester trials at the 
Whittier athletic field. 

The members of the Congregational parish gave 
Dr. Mason a present of $75 last week, the evening 
of the reception which he held in celebration of the 
tenth year of his pastorate. 

Professor MacDonald will go to Fredericton, N. 
B., the last of the month, to represent Bowdoin 
College at the celebration of the centennial of the 
University of New Brunswick. 

Appleton, 1902, who was recently treated for 
appendicitis at the Homeopathic Hospital in Boston, 
is recovering as fast as could be expected. The 
operation was perfectly successful. 



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W. T. Veazie, '99, was a guest in college 
Wednesday. 

A large number of the students will attend the 
Worcester meet and cheer the team. The Bath boat 
will be their favorite means of travel. Nearly all 
will go on Friday and return on Sunday. 

The last edition of the college catalogue has 
become exhausted. President Hyde has issued a 
pamphlet giving information regarding the college, 
and this will be sent to those who wish a copy. 

Probably all are aware by this time that 
Anthoine, 1902, who has had a run of scarlet fever 
at his home in Portland, is back again in college. 

Professor MacDonald is at work off and on revis- 
ing Johnson's School History of the United States 
for Henry Holt & Co., who will publish the book 
in the fall. The late Professor Alexander Johnson 
of Princeton was the author of the book. 

The members of the Orient board gave a little 
banquet to the retired undergraduate editors, at 
New Meadows Inn on Monday evening. May 14. 
It was a pleasant and profitable affair for the hosts : 
and the guests seemed to enjoy it. 

Robert Hull, Bowdoin, '97, a former captain of 
the 'Varsity base-ball team, is taking a short course 
in the Medical School. The appearance of the pop- 
ular second baseman on the diamond last week, was 
the signal for a demonstration by the grand stand. 

The University of Maine now has a total enroll- 
ment of 365 students. They are classified as fol- 
lows : Graduate students, 8 ; School of Law, 42 ; 
Seniors, 63 ; Juniors, 50 ; Sophomores, 76 ; Fresh- 
men, 114; specials, 5; short course, agricultural, 7. 

The felling of pines near the athletic field has 
been under the _ supervision of Mr. .''lustin Cary. 
The trees which have come down are pitch pines 
which are of very little value, and which retard the 
growth of the beimtiful and valuable white pines 
beside them. 

The Junior Class have elected the following men 
for the annual prize speaking which will occur in 
Memorial Hall on Monday evening of commence- 
ment week : Berry, Bragg, Clark, A. F. Cowan, 
Dana, Danforth, Gregson, Sills, Tyler, Warren, 
Wheeler, White. 

Competitive speaking among the members of the 
Freshman Class was held in Metnorial Hall, Wednes- 
day morning. May 16, under the direction of 
Professor Mitchell. The following men took part : 
Beedy, Blanchard, Gould, Lawrence, Marshall, 
Nutter, Pratt, Robinson, Shaw, B. L- Smith, Stover, 
Walker, H. Webber, and White. 

The preliminaries and first rounds of the college 
tennis tournament were played off this week. 



Those entered are : Pratt, Knight, Hunt, Clarke, J. 
Perkins, Leighton, Corliss, Hamlin, Willard, C. W. 
Smith, Flint, Moore, Sylvester, Abbott, Marshall, 
Pottle, E. T. Smith, Sills, Bell, Coffin, Shorey, P. H. 
Cobb, Peabody, and Gehring. 

The committee whom General Hubbard has 
requested to consider plans for the new library 
building with him are President Hyde, Professor 
Little, and Professor Robinson. The last two will 
set out in June on trips of inspection of other such 
buildings in this part of the country. The founda- 
tion of the building will be laid in September. 

At the annual meeting of the Bowdoin Tennis 
Association, which was held last week, the officers 
of last year were re-elected to continue in their 
duties until next fall, when the affairs of the Tennis 
Association will come under the supervision of the 
general athletic association. The following are the 
officers : R. L. Dana, president ; C. H. Hunt, secre- 
tary and treasurer ; Frederick A. Stanwood, director. 

Professor Johnson was the guest of honor at the 
dinner of the Bowdoin Club at the Copley Square 
Hotel in Boston on Saturday evening. May 5. He 
spoke on "Facts and Theories of Daily Life at the 
College." There was a large gathering of alumni 
at the dinner, and so many of the classmates of 
Rrofessor Johnson were present that it seemed 
almost as if the Class of '74 had held a reunion that 
evening. 

Harry C. McCarty, 1900, closed up his college 
work and left town on Thursday, bound for Wash- 
ington, where he has a position in the civil service. 
Mr. McCarty has a most pleasing personality which 
the college misses. He was an earnest student and 
was generally popular. His examination for admis- 
sion to the civil service was the best in about 3,000. 
The Orient, of whose staff he has been a member, 
wishes him all success. 

"Going Abroad?" is the title of a 50-cent, paper- 
bound book by Robert Luce, publi.shed by Robert 
and Linn Luce at 38 Devonshire Street, Boston. 
Students who are going abroad will do well to get 
a copy. Among others are the following chapter 
headings: Why, Who and When to Go, Where to 
Go, How to Go, How to Travel Abroad, How to 
Stay, and How to See. There are over 160 pages 
of solid reading matter in the book. 

President Hyde's Sunday afternoon talk in 
chapel was on proposed reforms in the commence- 
ment exercises of the college. Besides the changes 
referred to in another column he suggested that the 
dance on the green be made a thing of the past. 
His chief reason was that it was an importation 
from a milder climate and was not at all conducive 



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to good health when held in Maine. President 
Hyde let it be known that the changes wonld be 
made only if the students desired them. 

D. C. Heatli & Co., publishers, Boston, are just 
about to issue two little German comedies: the first, 
Nciii, a one act comedy, by Benedix. edited with 
notes, vocabulary and exercises, for somewhat 
elementary students, by A. W. Spanhoofd, Director 
of German in the High Schools of Washington, D. 
C. ; the second, Elz's Er ist nicht cirfcrsuchtig, (also 
a one act comedy,) edited with very complete vocabu- 
lary, by Professor B. W. Wells, the editor of a series 
of modern German comedies published by the same 
firm. 

Hinds & Noble, of New York City, publishers of 
some very valuable hand-books on the classics, with 
which hand-books we are all more or less familiar — 
upper classmen more. Freshmen less — have issued 
a worthy publication recently. "Songs of All the 
Colleges" is the title. The book is finely gotten up, 
and the 200 or more college songs, some of which 
are here published for the first time, are well selected 
and cleanly printed. The book ought to be on every 
club piano, to say the least. The number of old 
favorites included in it is most satisfactor" and the 
new songs are important factors in the success of 
the book. 

New Theme Subjects. 

The subjects for the themes due on Tuesday, 
May 22. are as follows : 

1. An Ideal College Library Building. 

2. The High School of the Future ; How Will 
It Differ from the High School of To-Day? 

3. The Bible as Literature. (See "The Father 
of English Prose Style," Atlantic Monthly, May, 
1900.) 

4. Tito and Romola : A Contrast. (See George 
Eliot's "Romola.") 



ATliLETlCS. 

THE WORCESTER TEAM. 

The track team will start for Worcester Friday 
morning at 7.55 o'clock, arriving in Boston at 12.40. 
After dinner at the United States Hotel the men 
will leave for Worcester at 2 o'clock, and will attend 
a concert by the Amherst Glee Club in the evening. 

Saturday morning at 10.30 trials will be held in 
the 220 yard dash, the quarter and shot put. The 
other events will take place in the afternoon. The 
team will be picked from the following men : Ed- 
wards, Snow, Cloudman, Dunlap, Hunt, Nutter, 
Small, Wheeler, Thompson, Bodwell. Gray, and 
Moore. Small left last Monday morning to train 
on the Charles River track. 



PROSPECTS IN ATHLETICS. 

The question of the hour is "Will Bowdoin win 
the meet at Worcester this year?" That is a ques- 
tion which no one at present can decide with any 
degree of surety. Considering the small size of 
the college, however, the long distance which the 
team has to be sent, and the much longer time for 
training which the colleges near Worcester have, it 
certainly is doubtful if we can win a second time so 
soon. The team is sure, nevertheless, to make a 
creditable showing. We have a coach who is as 
good as can be had. The men have trained faith- 
fully and well and have made good time in the 
trials. The sprints and the low hurdles seem sure 
first places, while the distance runs ai'e more doubt- 
ful. We should get a place in the broad jump. 
The other field events are doubtful, although the 
men are doing well. Some of the records made 
by the other colleges in their dual and intei -class 
meets have been very fast. 

The most promising men who will enter the dif- 
ferent-events are as follows: 

In the sprints — McDavitt of Dartmouth, Patter- 
son and Rooney of Williams, Billington of Wesleyan, 
Tuttle of Brown. Edwards, Cloudman and Hunt of 
Bowdoin. In the 440 — Park of Williams, McDavitt 
of Dartmouth, and Snow of Bowdoin. 

In the distance runs will be — Hall and Wright 
of Brown. Bray of Williams, Kaler of Amherst, Gar- 
rett, M. I. T., Nutter, Wheeler, Thompson, Bow- 
doin. Edwards and Hunt, Bowdoin, Potter, Wil- 
liams. Edson, Dartmouth, Tuttle, Brown, will enter 
the hurdle races. Squires and Howe of Williams, 
Dunlap, Bowdoin, Baxter, M. I. T., will pole vault. 
Running high jump — Baxter, M. I. T., Blackmer, 
Potter, Shayne, Williams ; Brown of Brown ; Pope, 
M. I. T. ; Moore, Bowdoin. Broad jump — Brown, 
Brown ; Hunt, Edwards, Bowdoin ; Billington, 
Wesleyan ; Potter, Williams ; Baxter, M. I. T. 
Bicycle race — Murray, M. I. T. ; Dudley, Amherst ; 
Small, Bowdoin; Wells, Williams. Discus — Grover, 
U. of M., who is taking post-graduate course but 
has not been at Worcester 4 years ; Melendy, Brown ; 
Dunlap, Bowdoin. Shot put — Melendy of Brown, 
who is putting in practice over 40 feet ; Johnson, 
Brown ; Grover, U. of M. ; Johnson, Williams. 

The trials for Worcester, held last Friday, were 
very satisfactory, and good time was made in nearly 
all the events. The day was rather cold and windy 
and the track was somewhat hard. 

Tufts 16, Bowdoin 7. 

Tufts beat Bowdoin Wednesday. May 9, by a 

score of 16 to 7. The Tufts nine is very strong and 

is composed almost entirely of experienced players. 

Tufts played an errorless game, while Bowdoin 



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made 5 errors. Bovvdoin got one run in the second 
inning and then did not score until the eighth, when 
she got six more. Pratt pitched good ball. 

BOWDOIN. 

AB R IB SH PO A E 

Trainor, c 2 i i i i 2 o 

Clarke, ss 5 i o o o 4 i 

Hoyt, 2b 5 I o o o 3 o 

Nevers, 1. f 5 i 2 2 2 o i 

Bacon, ib 4 i 3 3 n o i 

Pratt, p 6 o 2 2 I 3 

Harkins, 3b 3 i o o 2 o i 

Pottle, rf 4 o 2 2 2 o I 

Dana, cf 2 i I i 3 o o 

Totals 36 7 II II 27 12 5 

TUFTS. 

AB R IB .=;H PO a E 

Hafford, 3b.. 6225 130 

Fleming, 2b 4 2 i i 3 i o 

Williams, cf 4 4 2 4 i o o 

Hazelton, ib 521 1900 

Fiske, c 4 i o o 2 i o 

Stiles, ss 5 I 2 3 I 2 o 

Flagg, rf 5 I 2 2 3 o o 

Curran, p 3 o o o o i o 

Lawton, If 5 3 3 3 i i o 

Foster, p 2 o o o o i o 

Header, c i o o o 6 o o 

Totals 44 16 13 19 27 II o 

Score by Innings. 

123456789 

Tufts 4 o I 6 I o I 2 I — 16 

Bowdoin 00100006 o — 7 

Umpire — Woodcock. 

Harvard 7. Bowdoin 5. 

Bowdoin put up the best game against Harvard 
that she has played this season, and kept the crim- 
son players guessing from start to finish. Had it 
not been for errors Bacon would have won his own 
game. Harvard's three runs in the first inning 
should never have been scored. Dana, 1 rainor and 
Clarke got runs in the third inning, and Bacon and 
Hoyt added two more in the ninth. Harvard 
scored her runs ivt' the first, fifth and ninth innings. 

The score: 

HARVARD. 

AB R IB SH PO A E 

Laughlin, cf 5 i 4 5 3 o o 

Kendall, ib 3 i i 3 8 o o 

Reid, c 5 i i i 8 i o 

Fincke, 2b 3 i o o 3 3 o 

G. C. Clarke, 3b.. . 3 o o o i i o 

George, ss 4 o o o 2 3 i 

Wendall, rf 4 n o o i o o 

Devens, If 4 i i i i o o 

Kernan, p 4 i 1 i o 2 i 

Totals 35 7 8 II 27 10 2 

BOWDOIN. 

AB R IB SH PO A E 

Trainor 4 i o o 2 i o 

Clarke 41 ' 1320 

Pratt 2000000 

Nevers 401 i 13 



Bacon 4 i 3 4 i 4 o 

Hoyt 4 I I 2 I 3 3 

Pottle 401 1000 

Harkins 401 i 122 

Dana 4 i o o 2 o o 

Shaughnessy 2 o o i o o 

Totals 36 5 8 10 24 12 5 

Score by Innings. 

Harvard 3 o o 3 o o o i — 7 

Bowdoin o o 3 o o o o 2 — 5 

Umpire — Murray. 

U. OF M. 9, Bowdoin 2. 

Bowdoin lost to the University of Maine Satur- 
day by slow fielding in the first four innings. The 
game was most unsatisfactory from a Bowdoin 
standpoint. Maine took the lead from the first and 
kept it throughout the game. Bowdoin steadied 
down in the .sth and for the rest of the game played 
good ball, Maine getting but one run. After the 
second inning Bowdoin did no scoring. Cushman 
was not hit safely after the second inning. Bacon 
pitched good ball, and with better support would 
have given the visitors a hard fight. 

The score : 

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE. 

.^E R IE SH PO A E 

Holmes, cf 3 i o 2 o o 

Carr, 2b 4 2 2 4 2 3 I 

Davis, 3b 5 I 2 2, I 2 o 

Clark, c ,> I 2 2 7 2 o 

Chase, rf 4 o I I o o 

Dorticos, lb 3 i o i 11 o o 

Webb, cf 4 I 2 2 o o o 

Cushman, p 4 2 o o i 4 o 

Lurvey, ss 4 o i i o 2 i 

Totals ,36 9 10 12 27 13 2 

BOWDOIN. 

AB R IB SH PO A E 

Trainor, c 4 o o o 12 4 o 

Clarke, ss 4 i 1 2 2 2 

Hoyt, 2b 4 o o o 4 2 I 

Nevers, ib: 4000610 

Bacon, p 3 i i i i 3 o 

Pottle, rf 3 o o o o o o 

Tyler, If 4 o o o o i o 

Harkins, 3b 2 o i i l 2 o 

Dana, cf 2 o o o i o o 

Totals 30 2 3 4 27 13 4 

University of Maine i 2 i 4 o o o i — 9 

Bowdoin 01 i o o o o o — 2 

Umpire — Webster. 



Mr. Everett Birney Stackpole of Augusta, 
[Bowdoin, igoo] seems to have been gleaning in an 
entirely new historical field, or at least a field here- 
tofore neglected. Reference is made to his able 
monograph on "State Banking in Maine," contained 
in the May issue of Sound Currency, the monthly 
publication of the sound currency committee of the 
New York Reform Club. Others may have paid 
some attention to the subject, but it has been in a 
cursory manner. Mr. Stackpole has gone into the 
matter as thoroughly as possible with the material 
available, and the result is a notable addition to 
the history of Maine. — Portland Advertiser. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 24, 1900. 



No. 5. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT THDRSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE TEAK 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Charles E. Bellattt, 1902, Editor-in-Gliief. 
George C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . Business Manager. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902, Assistant Editor-in-Cliief. 
Eugene R. Kellet, 1902, Assistant Business Manager. 



EiCHAKD B. Dole, 1902, . . . 
Blaine S. Viles, 1903, . . . 
Parnsworth G. Marshall, 190.3, 
Clement F. Robinson, 190.3, . 
S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903. 
Frank B. Mitchell, 1902, 



. . . News Editor. 
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Medical School Editor 



Per annum, in advance $2.00 

Per Copy, 10 Cents. 

Please address business communications to the Business 
Manager, and all other contributions to the Editor-in-Chief. 

Entered at the Post-06Bce at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

THE YOUNG MAN'S FANCY. 

President Hyde's annual report will contain 
a tabulated list of the number of men who have 
been in the various courses each term of the 
year. For the spring term the list will show 
the courses taken as follows : Greek, 72 ; Latin, 
66; French, 102; German, 104; English Liter- 
ature, 101 ; Philosophy, 35; History, 36; Gov- 
ernment, 48; Economics, 72; Mathematics, 71 ; 
Physics, 37; Astronomy, 39; Chemistry, 107; 
Mineralogy, 105 ; Biology aiK}--Geefegy, 89. 

The list of electives chosen by the students 
of Yale was published last week. Some may 
find interest in the list which we give below. 
The following number of undergraduates have 
selected the various courses : Economics, 268 ; 
Mediaeval History, 209; History of Europe, 
189; English Poets of the Nineteenth Century, 
165; American Literature, 161; Science of 



Society, 149 ; Finance, 145 ; American History, 
National, no; Tennyson and Browning, 109; 
American History, 99; Inorganic Chemistry, 
75; geology, 57; English History, 51; juris- 
prudence, 45 ; comparative politics, 35. The 
new courses in Forestry have drawn a total of 
9 students only. 

"A year ago there were 358 seniors and 40 
juniors who took courses in psychology, ethics 
and mental philosophy. These courses have 
now been made elective, and, in consequence, 
only 150 men from both classes have chosen 
them for the coming year. The fact that 
President Hadley has withdrawn from the 
course in United States Industrial History is 
probably responsible for the drop from 123 to 
49 students who have elected that course for 
the next year," says the New York Sun. 

TO BE, OR NOT TO BE— IN DEBT. 

Every man in college who can possibly do 
so ought to attend the concert which the musi- 
cal clubs will give in Memorial Hall on Friday 
evening of this week. The programme will be 
an excellent one and will be by no means the 
same as that of the concert the clubs gave us 
last winter ; and the Bowdoin musical clubs are 
first-class organizations. 

But there is a reason much more important 
than these. The concert will be a benefit for 
the foot-ball association, and there is consider- 
able hinging on the success of the benefit. If 
the college responds as it should we shall clean 
up the debt which has been a big blot on our 
athletic record and which is holding back the 
arrangements for the coming foot-ball season. 

The student body will have to raise only a 
small part of the debt if action is taken now. 
If we let this opportunity slip, foot-ball at 
Bowdoin will suffer a severe shock. We are 
confident that it is needless to say more. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



With the issue of last week The Colby 
Echo completed the third volume of its new 
series. The Echo is a bright, newsy weekly, 
and the college is to be congratulated tliat its 
management has been in such good hands 
during the past year. 



Next fall the faculty of Colby College will 
institute the advisory system in vogue at many 
colleges. This in substance is about as fol- 
lows : The president will assign each student to 
one of the professors who shall advise the 
student as to the best system to follow in order 
to promote the student's general, moral, and 
physical welfare. The student is expected to 
consult his advisor from time to time and to 
report at the end of each term what electives 
he wishes to take. The advisor ,keeps a 
fatherly supervision over his quota. Good 
results are to be expected. 



The Orient hasn't said anything lately, in 
an editorial vein, regarding the work of the 
nine, which boasts of men who are openly 
disregarding even the fundamental rules of 
training in face of the fact that the nine is 
losing game after game. The reason is not 
far to seek. We think profanity has no place 
in these columns. The Orient does not pre- 
tend to be a literary magazine. 



The musical class have shown a most com- 
mendable spirit in guaranteeing a donation of 
$75 to the foot-ball debt. The clubs have been 
unusually successful this year, financially as 
well as musically, but that should not lessen 
the debt of gratitude the college owes them for 
their generous act. 



Professor Mitchell and Professor Moody 
are well known to be earnest and successful 
workers for the college ; and probably none 
will be surprised to know that their teachers' 
bureau of information is doing well. They 
run their bureau primarily for the benefit of 
Bowdoin men. They keep a list of Bowdoin 
graduates who are teaching or wish to teach. 



They have a way of knowing where there are 
vacancies ; and they endeavor to bring the man 
and the vacancy together. 



The Boston Herald has devoted nearly a 
column on the editorial page to a complimen- 
tary review of President Hyde's little book, 
"The Art of Optimism as Taught by Robert 
Browning." We have received a copy of the 
booklet from the publishers, T. Y. Crowell & 
Co., of New York ; and if we had the space we 
could say lots of nice things about it. But we 
shall content ourselves with seconding the 
remark of the Herald man that it is most 
charming and inspiring, full of clear sense, 
wise and discriminative in diagnosis of the 
pessimistic liver complaint so deep-seated in 
numberless minds to-day, and with an open- 
windowed outlook over a more cheerful and 
smiling landscape, ver}' attractive to pursue 
with the eager eye. 



At a meeting of the trustees of Williams 
College last week it was voted to suspend the 
college boarding house for one year. During 
the past year only forty students patronized 
the house ; and it was run at a loss to the col- 
lege. The proposed college commons for 
Bowdoin is still in the air, and the indications 
are that it will stay suspended for some little 
time. 



LONGFELLOW AT BOWDOIN. 

(Concluded.) 

At his graduation Longfellow stood fourth 
in his class, and his excellent work was re- 
warded by assigning to him at commencement 
an English oration. His was the first claim 
to the poem, but as, at that time, the poem 
had no definite rank, it was thought due to 
him that he should receive an appointment 
which placed his scholarship beyond question. 
He had planned on graduating to spend a 
year at Harvard, then to enter upon the pro- 
fession of law, but destiny had other work in 
store for him. Bowdoin had no chair of Mod- 
em Languages, and in 1826 the trustees of the 



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college decided to establish one. The young 
graduate was offered the Professorships and 
it was eagerly accepted. The way was at 
last open to that career he had longed for so 
ardently. At the suggestion of the trustees 
he spent three years in travel, studying the 
modern languages in their own home. 

In 1829, fresh from his travels in Europe, 
he entered upon his task with a zeal that 
soon placed the Bowdoin Modern Language 
course far in advance of that of any other col- 
lege in America. Finding the existing text- 
books ill adapted to his needs he prepared for 
the use of his classes both a French and an 
Italian grammar. An indefatigable worker, 
he rose at five and retired at twelve. What 
time he could spare from his department he 
devoted to the study of literature and the 
preparation of lectures and poems. Among 
the students he was at once extremely popular. 
Nearer to them in age than the other profes- 
sors, full of interest in his work, with the 
glow upon him of foreign travel, he met them 
not only as an instructor but also as a friend. 
He was college librarian, and no student 
found him so engrossed in his work that he 
would not cheerfully answer any inquiry. It 
has been aptly said, "that while his pupils had 
of the poet a dim presentiment, they saw, 
knew and honored the man." 

To Brunswick in 1831 Longfellow brought 
as his bride, Mary Storer Potter, one of Port- 
land's lovely daughters. She is commemo-. 
rated in the well known lines as 

"The being beauteous, 
Who unto my youth was given, 
More than all things else to love me." 
Tenderly devoted to each other, their 
home was of the happiest. But Brunswick's 
sphere of life was too limited for the gifted 
poet and he longed "to speak to a larger audi- 
ence." The opportunity was soon offered. 
In 1835 he accepted the Smith Professorship 
of Modern Languages at Harvard, and after 
a time spent in travel removed to Cambridge. 
But his heart was ever with his beloved Alma 
Mater, and no classmate or student of the 



early days ever met him without receiving a 
happy welcome. 

His love for Bowdoin and Bowdoin men 
is well known by these lines from "Morituri 
Salutamus :" 

"O ye familiar scenes, — ye groves of pine, — 
That once were mine and are no longer mine, — 
Thou river widening through the meadows green, 
To the vast sea, so near and yet unseen, — 
Ye halls, in whose seclusion and repose 
Phantoms of hope like exhalations rose 
And vanished — we who are about to die salute thee. 

And ye who fill the places we once filled 
And follow in the furrows that we tilled, 
Young men, whose generous hearts are beating 

high. 
We who are old and are about to die 
Salute thee ; hail you ; take your hands in ours. 
And crown you with our welcome and our flowers!" 

If a man's greatness is measured by the 
relief he brings to weary souls, by the joy he 
gives to human hearts. History will write no 
name among Bowdoin graduates higher on 
the scroll of honor than that of Longfellow. 

Mortal tongue or pen can add nothing to 
his glory, and, while Bowdoin thrills with 
pride at his name, his life has no individual- 
ity which any one locality can claim exclu- 
sively. The opinion of the world is his epi- 
taph, his poems are his monument. Blessed 
is that man who has so lived that he carries 
with him to the tomb the heart memories 
of a whole generation and the mingled praises 
of two hemispheres. F. G. M., 1903. 



ATTEND THE SCHOOL MEET. 

The second annual invitation meet will be 
held on the Whittier Athletic field next Satur- 
day. Sixteen of the Maine schools are going 
to send teams, and a very close and exciting 
meet is expected. 

It is of the utmost importance that every 
fellow in college turn out and go in order that 
the meet may be a financial success. The 
expenses of the Athletic Association this year 
have been more than ever before. Dues have 
been paid to the amount of $70. The coach- 



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BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



ing has cost more than ever before. It has 
been decided to send a team to Mott Haven, 
which will place a large extra expense on the 
Association. This year the medals have been 
very expensive. 

Last year the expenses of the invitation 
meet exceeded the receipts, and in order that 
the custom of holding this meet may become 
permanent it is necessary that it pay its own 
expenses. 

The officials will undoubtedly be the best 
that have ever been secured for a meet in 
Maine, and this is another cause of expense. 
The referee will be Mr. Harry Adams of 
Worcester, referee of the N. E. I. A. A., 
who has acted in that capacity in many of the 
large meets in Massachusetts. John Graham 
will probably act as starter, although he may 
accompany the team to Mott Haven. Very 
few undergraduates are among the officials. 

Trials in the 220-yard run, the bicycle race, 
and the quarter will be run off in the morning. 
Bowdoin plays Boston College in the morning. 
Adjourns have been secured for the day. 



CAMP US CHAT. 

A. F. Cowan, 1901, has returned to college. 
Atherton, 1900, preached at Gardiner on Sunday 



Russell, 1900, spent Sunday with West in Lewis- 
ton. 

Tyler, 1901, was called to his home in HolHs last 
week. 

D. M. Bangs, '91, was on the campus Friday of 
last week. 

Ward, Hamlin and Bragdon, 1900, spent Saturday 
in Boston. 

Pottle, 1900, has been ill at his home in Lewiston 
the past week. 

Monday was the last day for the passing in of the 
Commencement parts. 

The Bowdoin alumni of Bangor are planning to 
have another meeting soon. 

Dr. D. A. Robinson, '73. of Bangor, was in Bruns- 
wick, on business, last week. 

The prospects are said to be excellent for a win- 
ning base-ball team next year. 



J. P. Webber, 1903, who has been absent from 
college for the past two weeks, has returned. 

The comedy drama "The Young Wife" attracted 
many of the students to Bath Saturday evening. 

H. L. Webber presented the most acceptable dec- 
lamation to the Freshman class at their competitive 
speaking on Wednesday. 

Files, 1903, took one of the leading parts in 
"Uiicle Josh," a drama given by local talent at the 
town hall on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. 

At the Deutscher Verein meeting on Monday 
evening at New Meadows Inn, Professor H. C. 
Emery gave an interesting talk on German politics. 

Professor MacDonald granted adjourns from 
Friday to Thursday. Ten enthusiastic historians 
with a drum-corps spread the news over the campus. 

Harry E. Andrews, Bowdoin, '94, at present an 
instructor in the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, has been the guest of Professor Emery for a 
few days past. 

The promptness with which Manager Swett of 
the Track Team kept the students posted in regard 
to the results of the different events at Worcester 
last Saturday, was greatly appreciated by all. 

On account of damp courts the tennis tournament 
has dragged somewhat and will not be finished so 
early as had been expected. Much interest is being 
taken in the tournament, and some new material has 
been brought to light. 

At the coming centennial of the University of 
New Brunswick to be celebrated May 28-30, an hon- 
orary degree will be conferred on Professor William 
MacDonald of Bowdoin. Other Maine men to 
receive degrees are Professor E. A. Hall of Colby 
and Rev. George C. Chase of Lewiston. 

Holmes, 1900, Hayden, 1902, and Whitmore, 
1903, took part in the banjo, mandolin and guitar 
concert given in Pythian Hall, last Thursday even- 
ing under the direction of Mr. S. A. Thompson, a 
local teacher of music. Many students attended the 
concert and the dance which followed. 

The college Glee and Mandolin-Guitar Clubs will 
give a concert in Memorial Hall on the evening of 
May 25 for the benefit of the foot-ball association. 
The proceeds will go toward the debt which has been 
accumulating for the past few years. The program 
will be a new and interesting one. 

Bates won the New England Intercollegiate 
tennis tournament at Longwood last week. Of 
course there was a grand celebration. One of the 
transparencies made for the occasion gave a list of 
the teams which competed. Bates was at the head 
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41 



mean little "b," held the lowest space. How cut- 
ting ! 

At the regular meeting of the Y. M. C. A., Thurs- 
day, May 17, the time was occupied by short ad- 
dresses by members of the last delegation to the 
Northfield Students' Conference. Woodbury, 1900, 
spoke first on Northfield in general. West, 1900, 
spoke on the recreations and sports which can be 
followed while there. Russell, 1900, gave a short 
summary of the religious instruction given. Robin- 
son, 1900, concluded with an explanation of the 
pressing needs of having a good delegation for this 
year's conference and with an earnest appeal for men. 

A Complete Trigonometry, by Professor Webster 
Wells, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
is announced by D. C. Heath & Company, Boston. 
The clear and rigorous demonstrations, and numer- 
ous, well-graded problems on the solution of tri- 
angles, and the large number of concrete problems, 
combine to render this book one of especial merit. 
AH computation called for by the book is based upon 
the supposition that pupils will be provided with 
four-place tables. The work will appear in May, 
though it will probably not be in great demand as 
summer reading. 

Teachers of rhetoric who are weary of the inef- 
fectiveness of the customary memorizing of the opin- 
ions of others and who wish to lead" pupils to form 
their own opinions and add freshness and efficiency 
to the study of one of the most important subjects 
of high school study, will be interested in Lewis's 
Inductive Rhetoric. Its methods are in close touch 
with the recent recommendations of the committees 
of the National Education Association, and the work 
has such substantial merits as are to be found only 
in those books that have been long and carefully 
tested with classes before the time of publication. 
The publishers are D. C. Heath & Company, Boston, 
and the book will appear "in June. 



AThiLETICS. 



THE WORCESTER MEET. 

Although Bowdoin did not win the N. E. I. A. A. 
meet at Worcester this year, she made a most credit- 
able showing and took more points than last year, 
more in fact than it was thought would be necessary 
to win. The day was very unsatisfactory. It rained 
incessantly, and when the hundred-yard dash was 
called the finish was covered with two inches of 
water. Things looked discouraging, but the Bow- 
doin rooters began to yell when Cloudman landed 



the hundred with Edwards second, yards ahead of 
McDavitt, the Dartmouth runner who was backed 
to win both sprints. The time, 10 1-5 seconds, was 
good considering the condition of the track and the 
fact that the race was run in a driving rain storm. 
Cloudman also won the 220 and the broad jump, 
making records in both. 

Captain Edwards won the low hurdle in fast 
time, completely outclassing Paul Potter who was 
looked upon by some as a winner, but who could do 
no better than to get third place. Snow was boxed 
in the quarter by two Dartmouth men and was also 
handicapped by a lame foot, which undoubtedly 
made consideralile difference in his time. Hunt 
ran well in the high hurdles and was so nearly tied 
with Edson that it was difficult to pick the winner 
of second place. 

Every member of the team tried his hardest and 
did well. Bowdoin's chief handicap lay in her lack 
of field men. The summary is as follows : 

Two hundred and twenty-yard dash — Winners in 
trials: A. C. Patterson, W., 23 2-5S. ; H. H. Cloud- 
man, Bow., 23s. ; C. Billington, Wes., 24 2-5S. ; C. G. 
McDavitt, D., 23s. Finals, won by H. H. Cloudman, 
Bow. ; second, C. G. McDavitt, D. ; third, A. C. Pat- 
terson, W. ; time, 22 i-Ss. 

Four hundred and forty-yard run — First trial, 
won by D. F. Snow, Bow. ; second, R. F. Park, W. ; 
third, L. W. Haskell, D. ; time, 53 4-53. Second 
trial, won by L. R. Hill, D. ; second, G. K. Prattle, 
D. : third, F. W. Kinsley, Br. ; time, 54 4-55. Final, 
won by L. R. Hill, D. ; second, C. F. Park, W. ; third, 
D. F. Snow, Bow. ; time, 52 3-5S. 

Putting 16-pound shot — Won by J. G. Melendy, 
Br., 38 ft., 8% in. ; second, F. Carson, D., 37 ft. sYa 
in. ; third, T. B. Johnson, W., 37 ft. Yi in. 

One hundred-yard dash — First trial, won by H. 
H. Cloudman, Bow. ; second, R. S. Edwards, Bow. ; 
time, 10 i-Ss. Second trial, won by A. S. Foster, 
A. ; second, F. M. Rollins, U. M. ; time, 10 4-Ss. 
Third trial, won by C. Billington, Wes. ; second, E. 
S. Tuttle, Br. ; time, 10 3-Ss. Fourth trial, won by 
C. G, McDavitt, D. ; second, A. Rooney, W. : time, 
10 1-5S. Heat for second men, won by R. S. 
Edwards, Bow. ; time, 10 3-5S. Final, won by H. H. 
Cloudman, Bow. ; second, R. S. Edwards, Bow. ; 
third, C. G. McDavitt, D. ; time, 10 i-ss. 

Two-mile run — Won by D. C. Hall, Br. ; second, 
John Bray, W. ; third, E. C. Hawley, A. Time, 
lom. 39s. 

One hundred and twenty-yard hurdle race — Win- 
ners in trials, P. P. Edson, D. ; time, 16 4-5S. ; E. S. 
Wilson, A.; time, 16 4-5S. ; H. J. Hunt, Bow.; time, 
17 4-5S. ; P. Potter, W. ; time, 16 3-5S. Final, won 
by P. Potter, W. ; second, P. P. Edson, D. ; third, 
H. J. Hunt, Bow. ; time, 16 1-5S. 



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Two hundred and twenty-yard hurdles — Win- 
ners in trials, R. S. Edwards, Bow., time, 27 1-53. ; E. 
S. Wilson, A., time 28s. ; E. S. Little, Br., time 
27 1-5S. ; P. Potter, W., time 27 4-55. Final, won by 
R. S. Edwards, Bow.; second, E. S. Little, Br.; third, 
P. Potter, W. ; time, 26 1-5S. 

Running high jump — Tie between L. G. Black- 
mer, W., F. K. Baxter, M. L T., and R. M. Shayne, 
W., at 5 ft. 9 in, 

Pole vault — Won by F. Squires, W.. 10 ft. ; 
second a tie between A. T. Holton, Br. ; T. S. Cline, 
Was.; R. S. Phillips, A.; F. R. Baxter, M. L T. ; 
K. W. Howe, W., and K. Archibald, D., at 9 ft. 9 in. 

Running broad jump — Won by H. H. Cloudman, 
Bow. ; 22 ft. 8 in. ; second, C. N. Brown, Br., 22 ft. 
I>< in. ; third, G. M. Hubbard, D., 21 ft. iiK in. 

Throwing 16-pound hammer — Won by J. G. 
Melendy, Br., 113 ft. 11 in.; second, F. Corson, D., 
112 ft. 10 in.; third, N. Johnson, Br., 105 ft. 11 in. 

Throwing the discus — Won by A. L. Grover, U. 
M., 108 ft. 8 in. ; second, A. M. Watson, U. M., 104 
ft. 4 in. ; third, J. G. Melendy, Br., 103 ft. 5 in. 

Mile run — Won by J. Bray, W. ; second, R. L. 
Frost, M. I. T. ; third, E. C. Hawley, A. Time, 4m. 
43 4-Ss. 

Eight hundred and eighty-yard rvm — Won by D. 
C. Hall, Br.; second, F. H. Klear, A.; third, H. L. 
Trull, D. Time, 2m. 4 2-Ss. 

Two-mile run — Won by D. C. Hall. Br. ; second, 
J. Bray, W. : third, E. C. Hawley, A. Time, lom. 
39s. 

Appended is the score by points, awarded on a 
ratio of five points for a first, three for a second and 
one for a third, points in ties being equally divided : 



Hundred-yard Run. . . 8 1 

880-yard Rim 5 1 3 

High Hurdles 5 13 

440-yard Run 3 15 

Mile Run 5 3 1 

Low Hurdles 1 3 5 

220-yard Run 1 5 3 

Two-mile Run 3 5 1 

Pole Vault 5| I | § § 

Shot 15 3 

High Jump 6 3 

Hammer 6 3 

Broad Jump. ..... 351 

Discus 1 8 

Totals, .... 301 28| 25 20§ 8 6| 5i 



"CLOUDY." 
Although Bowdoin was not able to carry of¥ the 
championship banner from the New England Inter- 
collegiate Athletic meet at Worcester last week, she 



was able to furnish a man who easily won the indi- 
vidual honors. All the newspapers unite in declar- 
ing Cloudman of Bowdoin to be the star performer 
of the games ; and it would seem that the title was 
well earned. Though the weather was about the 
worst imaginable at this time of year the Bowdoin 
man broke the records for the 220-yard run and the 
broad jump. Incidentally he won the hundred and 
thus scored fifteen of the twenty-five points won 
by Bowdoin. 

Harry H. Cloudman, 1901, is the son of Eugene 
Cloudman of South Windham, Me. His record in 
track athletics since entering college is as follows : 
In the Bowdoin-Colby Freshman meet he won the 
following points : lOO-yard dash, first place ; 220- 
yard dash, first place; running broad jump, first 
place; throwing i6-lb. hammer, first place; putting 
i6-lb. shot, second place; running high jump, third 
place. 

At Worcester, in 1899, he won second place in 
220-yard dash ; and in the Maine Intercollegiate meet 
he won the 100-yard dash in 9 4-53., the equal of 
the world's amateur record ; and the 220-yard dash 
in 22 3-5S., equal to the N. E. I. A. record. In the 
broad jump he broke the Maine record.. 

During the winter of 1900 he was a member of the 
Bowdoin relay team that beat Amherst in the Boston 
College indoor meet ; and a week later, M. I. T. in 
the B. A. A. meet. 

At Worcester, May 19, he won first place in the 
100-yard dash, 220-yard dash and running broad 
jump. In the last two events he broke all previous 
records for the New England games. He did the 
220-yard dash in 22 i-S seconds, in spite of a wet 
track and pouring rain, and jumped 22 feet 8 inches 
though he had never attempted the broad jump this 
season. As may easily be seen Cloudman has gath- 
ered in medals and cups galore. Up to the present 
time he has won no less than six gold medals, three 
for breaking N. E. I. A. A. records, and three for 
winning first place at Worcester. He has also won 
four silver medals, one for second place at Worces- 
ter and three for first place in M. I. A. A. 

Cloudman made the class and 'varsity base-ball 
and foot-ball teams his Freshman year and played 
with distinction on the 'varsity eleven last year and 
the year before. It will be seen that he is an all-round 
athlete, but his abilities do not end thei-e. He is an 
earnest student with well-marked literary tastes. 
He is a member of the Bugle board ; and the annual 
publication will contain drawings as well as literary 
matter by his pen. In the bacteriological laboratory 
he is an able assistant to Dr. Whittier. He has 
proven a success as a school teacher. 

Cloudman stands 6 feet 3, and weighs 200 
pounds ; but there isn't an ounce of meanness in him. 



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His heart is big, and his happy disposition and good 
characteristics have made him one of the most popu- 
lar men in the college. He is a member of the Kappa 
Sigma fraternity. A warm welcome awaits his 
return from Mott Haven. It matters naught 
whether or not he wins new laurels there, for he is 
the hero of the college. 

Amherst Aggies i, Bowdoin o. 

The Amherst Aggies beat Bowdoin last Friday 
afternoon by a score of I to o. An error in the 
first inning by Quinn let in the only run up to the 
sixth inning. In Bowdoin's half of the sixth Pratt, 
Nevers, and Bacon got runs and the inning closed 
with Bowdoin in the lead. In the last half of the 
inning it became too dark to play, and the game was 
called with two men out and two strikes on the 
batter. The score went back to the 5th inning. 

The score : 

AMHERST AGGIES. 

AB R IB TB PC A E 

Paul, ss 3 00 o I I o 

O. Hearn, 3b 3 i 2 2 i o 

Graves, ib 3 o o o 6 i o 

Halligan, 2b 3 o i i 2 2 i 

Hinds, If 3000000 

Cook, cf I o I I o o o 

Pierson, rf 2 o o o o x I 

Henry, c 2 o o o 4 o 

Bodfish, p 2_ o o o I 2 2 

Totals 22 I 4 4 15 7 4 

BOWDOIN. 

AE R IB TB PO A E 

Harkins, 3b 3 o o o o o o 

Clarke, ss 2 o o o i 2 o 

Pratt, rf i o I 3 o o 

Nevers, If i o o 2 o o 

Bacon, ib 2 o o o 8. i 

Quinn, 2b 2 o o o i 3 i 

Trainor, c 2 o o 2 i o 

Coffin, p 2 o o o o 2 o 

Dana, cf 2 o o o i o o 

Totals 17 o I 3 15 9 I 

Score by Innings. 

1234s 
Amherst Aggies l o o o o — i 



SCISSOR GRAPhiS. 

The Bath Independent rather makes fun of the 
fact that 80 Amherst Sophomores kissed a bronze 
statue at their recent class supper. It says that the 
Bowdoin boys don't indulge in that kind of nonsense 
since the trolley has brought Bath so near. Well, 
they never did for that matter,- and the statuesque 
attractions of Bath are not of the old and brazen 
kind. — Portland Argus. 



The Bowdoin boys may well celebrate the result 
of the 14th annual field day of the New England col- 
leges at Worcester, Saturday. Their athletes did not 
win first place at the meet, as they did last year, nor 
was it hardly fair to expect them to do this twice in 
succession, over the many colleges, most of them 
larger than Bowdoin, and possessing climatic advan- 
tages for the spring work of their athletes. The 
Bowdoin team, however, won more points than it did 
last year, and its plucky work was the sensation of 
the meet, landing it in third place, which was the 
position it held at the 1898 meet. Williams and 
Brown each surpassed it by a very narrow margin, 
while the other seven colleges came trailing after. 
The only two. records broken were by Cluodman, the 
big Bowdoin Junior, who is now recognized as one of 
the foremost sprinters and jumpers of the college 
world. — Kennebec Journal. 

Prof. Wilmot B. Mitchell, who has filled so accept- 
ably the pulpit of the Congregational church in 
Augusta, the past two Sundays, is one of the 
youngest and most popular members of the Bowdoin 
College faculty. Augusta people have been much 
pleased with his sermons, both as regards his 
scholarly treatment of his subjects and his particu- 
larly pleasing manner of delivery. — Kennebec Journal. 



COLLEGE CALENDAR. 

May 25. Concert of Bowdoin Clubs, Memorial Hall. 
26. Base-ball : 'Varsity vs. Boston College, 
Whittier Field, 10 a.m. 
Bowdoin Invitation Interscholastic Field 
Meet, Whittier Field, 2 p.m. 

28. Jury Meeting. 

29. Base-ball : 'Varsity vs. University of 

Maine, at Orono. 

30. Memorial Day. 

Base-ball : 'Varsity vs. Portland Atliletic 
Club at Portland. 
June 2. Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Meet, Whit- 
tier Field. 
2. Base-ball : 'Varsity vs. Tufts, Whit- 
tier Field. 
6. Base-ball : 'Varsity vs. Bates, at Lewiston. 
g. Base-ball : 'Varsity vs. Mass. Agricultural, 
Whittier Field. 

15. Ivy Day. 

Base-ball : 'Varsity vs. Bates, Whittier 
Field. 
15-16. Entrance Examinations at Preparatory 
Schools. 

16. Field Day. 
18-22. Examinations. 

18-26. Medical School Examinations. 

24. Baccalaureate Sermon. 

25. Junior Prize Declamation. 

26. Class Day. 

27. Graduation E.xercises of Medical School. 

28. Commencement Day. 

Annual Meeting of the Alumni. 
29-30. Entrance Examinations. 



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PERSONALS. 

The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class secre- 
taries, in procuring items of interest for this depart- 
ment. All contributions will be gratefully received. 

'25. — A life-like portrait of the venerable ex-Sen- 
ator Bradbury has been presented to the Cony 
High School, Augusta, by Mr. Bradbury. His auto- 
graph affixed to it adds still greater value to the 
gift. 

'52. — Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, of Brunswick, 
will be the Memorial Day orator at Bath. 

'60. — Ex-Speaker Reed and his relatives are 
interested in an all-important law suit now pending. 
If they succeed, the Reed family will become the 
owners of the most valuable land in the business 
section of Portland, property which has come down 
from George Cleaves, the first white settler of Port- 
land, and a direct ancestor of Mr. Reed. 

'64. — Hon. Charles F. Libby gave an address 
before the Portland High School Alumni Associa- 
tion on Wednesday of last week. 

'73. — Albert F. Richardson, principal of the 
Castine Normal School, spoke on ''Essentials in 
Conducting a Recitation" before the Waldo County 
Teachers' Association, at Liberty last Friday. 

'76. — Charles T. Hawes of Bangor will deliver the 
formal Memorial Day oration before the Grand 
Army men of that city. 

'■jy. — Charles W. Morse of Bath, president and 
organizer of the American Ice Company, which con- 
trols the natural ice of the eastern states, has been 
entertaining Mayor Van Wyck and Mr. John F. 
Carroll, of New York. 

'84. — A new Democratic Club is being organized 
in Portland, with Llewellyn Barton at its head. 

'84. — Through tl^fe efforts of Llewellyn Barton of 
Portland, a Bridgton Academy Senior scholarship 
of twenty-five dollars has been secured for the 
student passing the final Bowdoin examinations with 
the highest honors. 

M. '86. — Dr. and Mrs. Alfred King, of Portland, 
have been visiting at the Capitol. 

'86. — Frederick L. Smith, formerly sub-principal 
of the Chelsea High School, and for eight years 
classical master in the William Penn Charter school 
of Philadelphia, spoke recently at the annual meeting 
of the Phi Beta Kappa Society at the University of 
Pennsylvania. 

'87. — Editor Clarence B. Burleigh of the Kenne- 
bec Journal, has just completed writing a history of 
his class. It will be a large book containing an 
exhaustive record of college events while '87 was in 



college, and a full record of each man since gradua- 
tion. It will be profusely illustrated with pictures 
of the members of the class and college scenes. The 
book is entirely a labor of love on the part of Mr. 
Burleigh. Each member of the class will be pre- 
sented with copies of the book, and a few copies will 
be printed for friends of the class. None will be 
sold. 

'go.^Victor V. Thompson, formerly principal of 
the Rockland High School, and for the past three 
years master of the high school at Ashland, Mass., 
was recently chosen superintendent of the schools of 
Ashland and Hopkinton, at a salary of $i,Soo. He 
will enter on his duties September i. 

H. '91. — Professor H. M. Estabrook of the 
University of Maine, will give the Memorial address 
at Island Falls. 

'93. — Shay, who was obliged by ill health to give 
up his law practice at Calais, is now much improved. 

'96. — Henry W. Coburn is this year a member of 
the board of selectmen of Weld. 

'96. — Jerre H. Libby of Fort Fairfield, after pass- 
ing a creditable examination, has just gained admis- 
sion to the Aroostook bar. 

'96. — Preston Kyes and Mortimer Warren will 
graduate, this spring, from the medical department 
of Johns Hopkins University. Both have taken 
exceptionally high rank in scholarship. 

'96, '97, and '98. — Frank Plumstead, Frank J. 
Small, Walter J. Sargent, and Edward Hutchings 
are among the students at the University of Maine 
law school, at Bangor. 

'97. — Rev. H. E. Dunnack has been assigned by 
the Methodist conference to the Green Street Church 
in Augusta to succeed Rev. E. S. Stackpole, Bow- 
doin '71, who has now affiliated himself with the 
Congregational denomination. 

'98. — Principal Herbert N. Gardner, of Patten 
Academy, will deliver the Memorial Day address at 
Patten. 

'99. — Henry W. Lancey is elected a member of 
the Pittsfield school committee. 

'99. — Edward -R. Godfrey, who has been spending 
the past year abroad, has returned home on the 
Oceanic from Southampton. 



In many colleges, editors of student publications 
receive credit for the work done upon them. This 
is the only system which will insure good work 
on these papers. The regular fifteen hours of 
required work are intended to employ the whole of 
one's time, and outside work must necessarily suffer. 
College journalism has reached a state of develop- 
ment where it is not a mere pastime but a source 
of practical training, and as such should receive due 
credit from college authorities. — The Adelbert. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 31, 1900. 



No. 6. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

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Gborge C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . Business Manager. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902, Assistant Editor-in-Cliief. 
Eugene R. Kelley, 1902, Assistant Business Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902, News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903 News Editor 

Farnsworth G. Marshall, 1903, . . . News Editor 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903 Alumni Editor 

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Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 



COLLEGE MEN AND SOCIAL INSTI- 
TUTIONS. 

Four important institutions of society 
deserve the hearty interest and cordial support 
of every college man. One of these institu- 
tions is 

The State. 

Government is a fruit of civilization. In 
the early stages of the evolution of human 
beings man catches a glimpse of rational gov- 
ernment, and sacrifices something of his indi- 
vidual rights that a companion may be chief 
of the tribe. In this sacrifice and its result the 
individual sees a greater wfelfare than the one 
lost. In the clearer light of a higher intelli- 
gence and a nobler education man makes 
larger sacrifices of personal rights and pays 
the price of greater responsibilities and greater 
duties, that he mav receive the manifold bene- 



fits which come from the complex institution 
of modern government. He communicates 
with distant friends, sends his merchandise 
where he will, or travels here and there, 
receives in his home necessities and luxuries of 
life, has his house lighted, heated and protected 
from fire, and his own right to acquire and 
hold property respected, all because of the 
recognition, protection and encouragement 
which comes from the state. 

Another of these institutions which is 
worthy of support is 

The School. 

The school is one of the most important 
agencies by which we are educated. In too 
many communities only the parents of the 
pupils are interested in the schools of the town, 
and sometimes even their interest is slight and 
is not an intelligent one. Because the school 
as an educational institution broadens and 
enriches life; because it nourishes the char- 
acters of our youth of to-day who will make up 
the society of to-morrow ; because it trains — 
not our sons and daughters — but the sons and 
daughters of the land, and because it is a 
mighty force making for noble and worthy 
characters, it deserves the love of all good citi- 
zens and so of college men. 

The next of these institutions is 

The Church. 
The church is the social organization which 
makes for righteous living and moral worth. 
As all are glad to receive such benefits as pro- 
tection, confidence in others made possible, and 
the increased value of their property which 
comes from whatever degree of moral excel- 
lence that exists in society, so it is the duty of 
each and every one to unite with whatever 
branch of the church which best satisfies his 
conscience and his taste in its way of wor- 



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shiping God. "In union there is strength." 
The intelligent and educated good citizen 
should unite the strength of his individual life 
with the strength of the institution which 
stands for moral soundness and righteous 
living. 

The fourth of these institutions is 

The Home. 

The home is the most divine institution of 
human society. The home is a far greater 
educational force in our life than is the school. 
In the first seven years of a child's life he 
receives more of his education than he does in 
all the other years he lives. No institution 
during this seven years occupies so important a 
place as does the home. Here is where habits 
are formed that last through life. Love for 
pure government, for the best interests of all ; 
love for the school, the training of our powers 
which God has given us, and love for the 
church ; the organized effort toward righteous- 
ness, beginning with the prayer at the mother's 
knee, should begin in the home. 

The college man with a broad outlook sur- 
veying the field of humanity must give his 
intelligent interest and deepest love to these 
four mighty social institutions, the state, the 
school, the church, and the home. 

Atherton, 1901. 



The singing on the Art Building steps 
after the Glee Cktb concert last Friday night 
was good to listen to. The Orient thinks 
it a good plan to gather frequently on the 
steps of the Art Building and to sing for an 
hour or so, during the warm spring nights. 
Nothing would afford more pleasure than 
such a custom both to those who sing and to 
those who are in their rooms or strolling 
round the campus. The songs of last Friday 
night could be heard all over the campus, 
and were most entertaining to say the least. 



The Glee, Mandolin and Guitar Club gave 
a most enjoyable concert Friday night in 
Memorial Hall. It was given for the benefit 



of the foot-ball association, and the proceeds 
will go a long way toward cancelling the 
debt. 

The concert was fully as good as any 
that has been given by the club this season, 
and seemed doubly so after the long time 
which has elapsed since the last concert of last 
term. 

The programme was attractive, and the 
instrumental and vocal numbers were 
rendered with much spirit. The solos by 
Mr. Willard and Mr. Jordan were as usual 
excellent, while Mr. Welch responded to three 
encores in a most delightful manner. 

The following was the programme : 
March of the Guard. — Giebel. 

Glee, Mandolin and Guitar Clubs. 
March — Happy Days in Georgia — Keuber. 

Mandolin-Guitar Club 
A Play in Three Acts. — Dore. Glee Club. 

Mandola Solo — Prison Song from II Trovatore. — 

Verdi. Mr. Jordan. 

Vocal Solo — Brigand's Love Song. — Petrie. 

Mr. Willard. 

INTERMISSION. 

Ghosts' Patrol. — Weaver. Mandolin-Guitar Club. 

Violin Solo— Cavatina.— Raff. Mr. Welch. 

There Was a Man from Thessaly. — McDougal. 

Glee Club. 
Waltz — Passion. — Anon. 

Mandolin-Guitar Club. 

(a) Bowdoin Beata. — Words by Pierce, '96. 

(b) Phi Chi— Words by Mitchell, '71- 

Glee, Mandolin-Guitar Club. 



Bowdoin put on her best dress on Sat- 
urday, and with the aid of Mother Weather, 
who was feeling in the best of health, endeav- 
ored to give the prep, school men a royal 
welcome. No pains were spared by the 
undergraduate body to make their visitors 
feel at home. While the athletic field was 
the chief source of attraction, many of the 
visitors looked us over thoroughly, visiting 
the Art Building, the Gymnasium, the 
Science Building, and Memorial Hall. A 
large part of the visiting teams were enter- 
tained bv the fraternities. 

Bowdoin trusts that every visitor had a 
splendid time and received such a pleasing 



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impression of her campus, buildings, and 
students tliat thcv will come again soon. 



The time (or the annual Intercollegiate 
Freshman meet is rapidly approaching, and 
if our Freshmen mean to win it is time they 
were putting in some active training. The 
inter-class events held in the other Maine 
colleges show that their Freshmen classes 
have some men that will make our Fresh- 
men hustle to win. If the Freshmen 
mean business every man of them that has 
any athletic ability will go out this week 
and next and put in some active work on the 
field. No feeling of over-confidence, which 
has lost us several contests this year, should 
be allowed to take the place of real practice 
for the meet. So go in, Freshmen, and win 
it out. 



If you want to see Merrymeeting at its 
best choose some calm afternoon and plan 
to be at the top of the Casino between sunset 
and dark. We doubt if New England can 
produce any prettier scenery than that of 
Merrymeeting Bay with its background of 
wood ; the green islets, the calm water of 
the lagoon, the ripples of the swift cur- 
rent of the Androscoggin furnish a scene 
of surpassing beauty. As the twilight 
deepens and the shadows darken the river, 
the park with its lights springs into the pic- 
ture as if touched with a fairy wand. No 
person can say that he has seen Merrymeet- 
ing at its best unless he has been there in 
the evening twilight. 

The Casino, the theatre, the animals, the 
crowd, all have their attractions, but the 
lover of nature will find the scene we have 
pictured worth all the rest. 



There is one duty which every student 
owes his Alma Mater if he is a loyal son, and 
that is an effort to induce the best men of the 
fitting" schools to come here to college. The 
scarcity in Bowdoin of students who come 



from northern Maine is very marked. Nearly 
all of them are now attending Bates, Colby, or 
the University of Maine. 

It is indeed essential that the professors 
advertise the college to some extent, but they 
need the co-operation of the undergraduates to 
help them out. A man who is about to enter 
college will be far more favorably impressed if 
the students of the college are enthusiastic in 
her support than he will by reading the cata- 
logue of the institution. 

There is no reason under the sun why Bow- 
doin should not have among her numbers 
many of the students who are now attending 
other colleges in the State. Surely Bowdoin 
offers more advantages than any other. In 
Bates, Colby, and the University of Maine 
much enthusiasm is shown among the students 
in the acquisition of new men who will be 
desirable for the college. Look how the 
attendance at the University of Maine has 
come up in the last few years, and remember 
that no small part of it is due to the efforts of 
the students themselves. 

We say that Bowdoin is by far the best col- 
lege in Maine, and it certainly is, but there is 
room for improvement. Let every student 
hereafter exert himself to the utmost to 
acquire new and desirable men for his Alma 
Mater. 



It has been decided by the faculty to send 
a representative of the college to the Bangor 
High School this year to conduct examinations 
for entrance. This is done not so much to 
conduct the examinations in that particular 
school as to get the men of the vicinity who 
are intending to enter college to come to that 
school for the examinations and thus to cen- 
tralize the examinations of the immediate dis- 
trict. Professor Johnson will be the repre- 
sentative of the college. 

It has been decided also to send Professor 
Moody as a representative to the Edward 
Little liigh School of Auburn to conduct the 
examinations there. 



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MEETING OF THE N. E. I. P. A. 

The nineteenth annual meeting of the New 
England Intercollegiate Press Association was 
held at the Copley Square hotel Monday after- 
noon, May 28. The officers elected for next 
year are : Charles E. Bellatty, Bowdoin 
Orient, president; Miss Jessica Sherman, 
Wellesley Magazine, vice-president ; Mr. Hart- 
man, Wesleyan Lit, secretary and treasurer ; F. 
M. Hopkins, The Dartmouth, member of 
executive committee. 

In the absence of the president. Secretary 
W. W. Hiscock of Amherst called the meeting 
to order. Charles E. Bellatty, Bowdoin, acted 
as president pro tem. Discussion followed the 
reading of these papers: "News and Literary 
Matter Combined in a College Journal," by W. 
E. Aiken, University of Vermont ; "The Possi- 
bilities of College Atmosphere as a Factor in 
Essays, Stories and Sketches," by Miss Mar- 
garet Ball of Wellesley; "The Alumni Prob- 
lem," by C. H. Seward, Wesleyan ; "The Busi- 
ness Department of a College Weekly," by F. 
A. Morris, Amherst ; "How to Obtain a Spirit 
Which Shall Produce Spontaneous Contribu- 
tion," Miss Margaret Sherman, Wellesley; 
"Plans for a Collegiate Associated Press," H. 
E. Keyes, Dartmouth ; "How to Develop 
Writers of Popular Short Stories Among 
Undergraduate Members," James Wales, 
Trinity. 

Messrs. Keyes, Aiken and Hiscox were 
appointed a committee to perfect the organiza- 
tion of a New England Intercollegiate Asso- 
ciated Press. 

There was a banquet at the hotel in the 
evening. H. E. Keyes, Dartmouth, was toast- 
master. The formal toasts were : "The N. E. 
I. P. A.," C. H. Seward, Wesleyan; "The 
New Woman in Journalism," Miss Sherman, 
Wellesley ; "Our Troubles," Stanley G. H. 
Fitch, M. I. T. ; "Collegians in the Literary 
World," Miss Ball, Wellesley; "Trials of the 
Managing Editor," W. R. Bartlett, University 
of Maine. 

Besides those mentioned above the dele- 



gates present were : Miss Winifred E. Howe, 
Boston University ; Miss Williams, Wellesley ; 
Miss Steen, Mt. Holyoke; Frank H. Ryder, 
Wesleyan; Kenneth C. M. Sills, Bowdoin. 
Miss Hardee of Wellesley and Mrs. FuUerton 
of Mt. Holyoke acted as chaperons. — Boston 
Globe. 



ALPHA DELTA PHI CONVENTION. 

The sixty-eighth annual convention of the 
Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity was held with the 
Phi Kappa Chapter at Trinity College, Hart- 
ford, Conn., on May 10, 11, and 12. Although 
Trinity is one of the smallest chapters of the 
fraternity, there was nothing small in her 
manner of entertaining. 

The convention did not formally open until 
Thursday, but a large number of the delegates 
arrived Wednesday afternoon and evening. 
For their benefit, a very pleasant smoker was 
given at the Phi Kappa chapter house, 
Wednesday evening. 

The convention was called to order Thurs- 
day at 10.30 in Masonic Hall by Brother 
Charles E. Sprague, secretary of the frater- 
nity, and acting president in place of James 
C. Carter, who was unavoidably absent. The 
greater part of Thursday and Friday was 
given up to private business sessions. 

From 4 to 6 Thursday afternoon, the dele- 
gates were entertained at a tea given in their 
honor. In the evening, all the brothers and 
a large number of the sisters of the fraternity 
assembled at Alumni Hall, where a reception 
was held, followed by a dance. The hall was 
beautifully decorated with green and white, 
the fraternity colors, and it would be hard to 
find a more pleasing sight than this gay party 
presented. 

Friday afternoon the delegates were taken 
to drive around the beautiful city of Hartford. 

The last evening of the convention was 
celebrated with the annual banquet in the ele- 
gant dining-hall of the Allyn House. About 
one hundred and fifty were present, and all 
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and bound together by the close ties which 
bind brothers to one another. 

. Brother Gross of Yale presided at the 
banquet, and toasts were responded to by 
Brother E. Winchester Donald of Amherst, 
Brother William Ives Washburn of Amherst, 
Brother Charles E. Grinnell of Harvard, and 
Brother Charles E. Sprague of Union. The 
speeches were varied with songs, and the ban- 
quet was voted a grand success by all the 
party when they left the dining hall at an 
early hour in the morning. 

Oliver Dow Smith, '98, Samuel Pope Har- 
ris, 1900, and Harold Randall Webb, 1902, 
represented the Bowdoin chapter. 



THE INVITATION MEET 

The success of the second annual invita- 
tion meet has insured its permanence as one 
of the j'early meetings held Under the au- 
spices of the College Athletic Association. 
For some months the management has been 
preparing for the meet, and great credit is 
due it for the success with which the meet 
was carried out. 

Last year after the dissolution of the old 
interscholastic athletic association, Captain 
(jodfrey conceived the idea of holding an 
invitation meet for the preparatory schools of 
Maine. Entry blanks were sent out to the 
different schools, and fourteen entered teams. 
The meet was very successful and some very 
good records were made. The attendance 
was not as large as it should have been, 
however, and there was a slight financial loss. 

It was with some misgivings that the 
management began to make arrangements 
for the meet of this year. It was leared thai 
the expense would be too large and 
attendance too small to meet it. Sixteen 
schools responded to the call for entries., 
however, and much more enthusiasm was 
manifested among the student body than last 
year. The attendance was larger and money 
enough was taken in to meet all the expenses. 

.The events were carried through without 
a hitch and with no serious accident. 



Everything showed a marked increase in the 
interest taken in interscholastic athletics, and 
a healthy rivalry between our Maine fitting 
schools bids fair to result such as once existed 
when the old interscholastic association was 
in its prime. 



CAMPUS CHAT. 

H. H. Randall, 1900, is in Boston on business. 

Professor Johnson granted an adjourn in French 
on Monday. 

A party of students passed the day Wednesday 
at Bailey's Island. 

The Finance Committee audited the college 
accounts last week. 

Hayden, Wing and Higgins, '02, have left college 
to work during the summer. 

The chapel bell pealed out the news of the base- 
ball victory at Bangor Tuesday. 

B. L. Smith, 1903, was confined to his room for 
several days last week with tonsilitis. 

McCormick, '03, has returned to college after a 
week's absence on account of illness. 

Peaks, '93, Clark, '99, were among the alumni 
who attended the interscholastic meet. 

Professor Woodruff gave a mid-term examination 
on the Gospel of St. Mark, Tuesday afternoon. 

An iitformal dance took place at the Sword and 
Shield House, on the evening of Thursday last. 

Watson, 1902, will leave college at the end of the 
present week to accept a position in Portland for 
the summer. 

Hayes, 1902, is back at college after passing sev- 
eral weeks at his home in Farmington, recovering 
from his recent illness. 

A small party of students went to Portland 
Thursday evening, May 17th, to see Annie Rus- 
sell in "Miss Hobbs." 

There is the same old trouble with the water 
supply. Brown, hard, dirty water instead of the 
pure, fresh article. 

Professor MacDonald granted adjourns to all 
his classes for this week, during his absence at the 
University of New Brunswick. 

Ne.xt Sturday comes the Maine Intercollegiate 
meet. Judging from some of the records made by 
the other colleges the score will be much closer than 
formerly, and a most interesting contest is expected. 
Everyone should go and cheer the team on to victory. 



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Adjourns will be granted on Saturday morning, 
that the students may witness the base-ball game 
which will be called at lo o'clock. 

Simpson, '03, has as his census district, the 
Western Promenade in Portland, and Robinson, '03, 
has Brunswick village east of Main street. 

May 27th was the first warm Sunday of the 
season, and a large number of the students visited 
Merrymeeting in the afternoon. 

Some of the students attended the dance given 
by the Brunswick High School to the athletic 
teams of the schools taking part in the invitation 
meet. 

The census enumeration of the State will be com- 
menced to-morrow, June i. and all students who 
have engaged in the work have left college for the 
remainder of the term. 

A concert was given at Merrymeeting Park, 
Tuesday evening, by the Lewiston Brigade Band, 
followed by a ball for which the band furnished 
music. 

A large number of our Saturday visitors 
remained at the college until Monday and improved 
the opportunity to visit Merrymeeting, Bath and 
Gurnet's. 

Dana, IQOI, won the singles in the college 
tournament. The tournament for the doubles will 
begin on Thursday ; all entries were in before 
Thursday noon. 

Extensive improvements are being made upon the 
grounds of the Maine Central Railroad station, 
which, when completed, will add much to the general 
appearance of the place. 

The census enumerators leave this week to begin 
their duties. Bowdoin has her full share of census 
officers, a large ynumber from each class having 
received appointments. 

Brunswick undoubtedly has an incendiary who is 
doing his best to destroy at least one house in town. 
Within the past month two partially successful 
attempts have been made to burn a house on Elm 
street. 

The Brunswick Electric Light and Power Com- 
pany have purchased the former gas works on Maple 
Avenue, with a possibility of establishing a steam 
plant for the electric light station. — Batli Indefcndent. 
It's too good to be true. 

Pirofessor Files delivered the address to the 
Senior class of Patten Academy last week. Her- 
bert M. Gardiner, '98, is principal of the- academy 
and has done much to build up the school during the 



two years he has been there. The graduating ciass 
of this year numbered 12. 

Professor A. H. Nason, M. C. Dnsko, S. H. 
Allen and A. C. Denning of Kent's Hill remained 
at the college imtil Sunday. On Saturday evening 
they were efitertained by the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
fraternity by a trip to Gurnet's, where a bountiful 
supper was served. The party returned at ten. 

The Quill Prize Contest will close on Friday, 
June I. All contributions must by that date be 
mailed to the chairman of the Quill board, box 1160, 
Brunswick. The prize story and the prize poem will 
be published in the Commencement Quill, which will 
be issued on Class Day, June 26. 

Adjourns were granted to the Sophomore Class 
on Monday morning, so that those who take 
Astronomy might view the eclipse. A general 
cloudiness prevented any systematic observation, 
though many amateur astronomers with smoked 
glass and smutty faces made startling discoveries. 

On Thursday evening, at eight o'clock. Profes- 
sor Moody will give the first of a series of lectures 
on elementary mathematics for those who intend 
to teach. The lecture will be on algebra and arith- 
metic, and will be given in the mathematical room 
in Adams Hall A list of books which are of assist- 
ance in teaching mathematics will also be given. 

The last themes of the term are due on Tuesday, 
June 5. The subjects are: 

1. How May Our Curriculum Be Improved? 

2. Why I Am a Republican or Why I Am a 
Democrat ? 

3. How Golf Is Played. 

4. The Advantages of Difficulties. 

5. Becky Sharp. (See Thackeray's "Vanity 
Fair.") 

6. Dickens and Thackeray ; a Contrast. 

Parts to be offered in the competition for the 
four Senior Prizes in English Composition may be 
left at Room 3, Memorial Hall, 7 P. M., Thursday, 
June 7. There are no restrictions as to length or 
subject of parts. But no part will be 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 should sign his part 
with a fictitious name, and pass in an envelope 
containing his real name and bearing on the outside 
the name under which he has written. 



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Among the alumni in Brunswiclc at the inter- 
scholastic games, Saturday, were A. T. Parker, 
'76, Bath; H. A. Wing, '80, Lewiston; F. A. 
Fisher, '81, Lowell, Mass. ; F. W. Freeman, '8q, 
Westbrook; W. B. Clarke, '99, Bangor; A. H. 
Nason, 'gg, Kent's Hill. 

Mr. Herbert Harris, 'y2, who has been living 
at Brunswick for the past year, has accepted a 
position as organist and musical director at the 
Central Church, Bangor. Mr. Harris is a personal 
friend of half the students in college, and we are 
all sorry to see him leave us, — all the more as we 
had been hoping that in some way the college could 
obtain his help for chapel service next year. 



ATHLETICS. 



The second annual invitation meet held on the 
Whittier field last Saturday was a great success. 
The day was all that could be wished and the track 
was in first-class condition. The events were run 
off with scarcely any delay. 

At 10.30 in the morning the trials were held in 
the 220-yard run, the quarter-mile, the mile bicy- 
cle, and the shot put. 

As was expected, Kent's Hill won the meet by 
a good margin. Denning was the star in the weight 
events, making new records in the hammer, shot, 
and discus, while Allen captured both the sprints. 
The Hill also won firsts in the half and quarter, 
besides three seconds and two thirds. 

Westbrook Seminary got second place with 23 
points, and Skowhegan was third with 21 4-5. 

Seven records were broken in the following 
events : 120-yard hurdles — time 18 seconds, by. C. 
E, Currier, Bangor. 440-yard run — time, 57 1-5 
seconds, by H. L. Grinnell, Kent's Hill. The mile 
bicycle race, time 2.38 4-5, by E. M. Snyder, 
Westbrook Seminary. The 220 hurdles, time 29 
seconds, by E. H. Parker, Skowhegan. Denning 
broke the records in the shot, hammer and discus 
with throws of 37 feet s inches, 119 feet 10^ inches, 
and 100 feet 3J^ inches. 

The attendance was good, and there was a 
great deal of enthusiasm throughout. 

Officials of the meeting: Referee, Mr. H. A. 
Adams, W. A. C. ; Starter, R. S. Edwards, 
A. A. ; Marshal, W. L. Watson ; Judges at 
Finish, F. B. Merrill, C. F. Kendall, R. F. Chap- 
man ; Timekeepers, Dr. F. N. Whittier, J. E. Bur- 
bank, P. H. Cobb; Clerk of Course, J. C. Minot, 
Augusta; Assistant Clerk of Course, John Gregson, 



Jr. ; Announcer, R. L. Dana ; Scorer of Track 
Events, A. L. Burnell ; Scorers of Field Events, H. 
S. Pearl, H. F. Quinn; Measurers, J. R. Bass, P. 
Pottle; Judge of Field Events, J. E. Odiorne. 
The distribution of points was as follows: 



iiilf 



c » = re . g g 



Deering. 

Edward Little. 
Freeport. 
Frycburg. 
FarniingtOD. 
Good Will Fani 
Kent's Hill. 



Westbrook High. 



Westbrook 

Seminary. 



Boston College 9, Bowdoin 4. 

Boston College defeated Bowdoin last Saturday 
in a game abounding in misplays. The work by 
the home team was slow, and lack of headwork 
lost the team several opportunities to score. The 
same old trouble, lack of support, and inability to 
hit the ball, was why we lost the game. 

The visitors played a much more spirited game 
than the home team. They got three runs in the 
first three innings and by good stick work succeeded 
in getting six more during the game. The Boston 
College outfield was especially active and covered 
much ground, thus depriving the home team of 
runs on long hits. 



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The score : 

BOSTON COLLEGE. 

BH. ro. A. E. 

Ward, J\'[ I 3 o o 

Colpoys, 2 o o I 

Pagus, p 4 o 3 2 

Gallagher, 1 i 5 o o 

Ryan, s i o 2 i 

Trainor, 3 o 311 

Henelley, I o 12 o o 

McCusker, r I 3 o o 

Flaherty, c 2 i o I 

Totals 10 27 7 5 

BOWDOIN. 

BH. PO. A. E. 

Pratt, r, I, p 2 S o o 

Clarke, s 2 4 I 3 

Nevers, 1. i o 2 o o 

Hoyt, 2, r o 221 

Bacon, I, s 3 4 o o 

Traynor, c o 5 3 I 

Harkins, 3 2 i o o 

Coffin, p o o o o 

Pottle, 1 o 000 

Dana, m o 4 i o 

Totals 9 27 7 5 

Innings I 2 3 4 S 6 7 8 9 

Boston College i i i i 2 o 3 x— 9 

Bowdoin o o i o i i o o i — 4 

Runs made — by Ward 2. Trainor 2, McCusker 2, 
Colpoys, Pagum, Gallagher, Pratt, Clarke, Hoyt. 
Pottle. Two-base hits — Pagum 2, Flaherty, Bacon 
2. Three-base hits — Ryan, McCusker. Bases on 
balls — by Pagum 4. by Coffin 4. Struck out — by 
Coffin 2, by Pratt 2. Double plays — Hoyt and 
Clarke ; Henelley unassisted. Umpire — Slattery. 



SCISSOR GRAPtiS. 

You fellows in the city, don't you sometimes wish 

that you 
Could .sit out on the kitchen porch just like you 

used to do. 
And look across the meadows at the distant spires 

of town? 
While behind the black west woodland the red sun 

filtered down ; 
While the evening winds were snapping the blos- 
soms from the trees, 
And the old dog looked up at you with his paws 

upon your knees. 
There's no spot that you love better beneath the 

azure dome 
Than the kingdom of your boyhood — the old farm 

home. — Inter-Ocean. 

Sometimes the college boy gets into trouble from 
the excessive use of "horses" in the class-room, but 
two Bates students who were before the police court 



for bicycle riding on the sidewalk are convinced that 
horseflesh is safer than the wheel. — Kennebec Jour- 
nal. 

Colby wishes to congratulate Bowdoin upon the 
assured prospect of her new library. The reports 
current tell Us that the building will be a magnifi- 
cent one, and all Maine will be proud of anything 
that tends to keep her educational institutions on a 
par with the rest of New England. — Colby Echo. 



PERSONALS. 

'j|0. — Rev. Elijah Kellogg, the venerable preacher 
and author, celebrated his eighty-seventh birthday at 
his home in Harpswell, May 20th. Mr. Kellogg is 
in quite good health, and reads without using 
glasses. He still preaches two sermons every Sun- 
day. He has done but little literary work for years, 
but is able to be about his farm every day, and 
appears happy and cheerful. 

'54. — The Minnesota delegates to the Republican 
National Convention have been instructed to pre- 
sent the name of former Senator W. D. Washburn 
for Vice-President. 

'55 and '79. — Hon. William L. Putnam of Port- 
land and Charles F. Johnson of Waterville were 
recently elected vice-presidents of the New England- 
Free Trade League. 

'55 and '74. — Hon. William L. Putnam vv'as . 
recently elected vice-president of the Portland 
Home for Aged Men, and Hannibal H. Emery was 
chosen secretary. 

'60. — Judge J. W. Symonds of Portland has 
been elected vice-president of the American L'ni- 
tarian Association. 

'64. — James McKeen of New York, the Presi- 
dent of the Alumni Association, has been invited 
to speak at Brunswick, Old Home Week. 

'66. — At the annual election of officers of Ban- 
gor Theological Seminary, May isth. Prof. H. L. 
Chipman, '66, was re-elected President of the Board 
of Trustees ; Galen C. Moses, '56, Vice-President , 
and John L. Crosby, 'S3, Treasurer. 

'60. — Ex-Speaker Reed is council in an important 
law suit before the United States District Court 
at Portland. This is his first visit to Maine since 
he moved to New York last fall. 



HELP OUT YODR 



with a little pleasant and 
profitable work during 
the Summer. Address 
Box 1391, Springfield, 
Mass. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JUNE 7, 1900. 



No. 7. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE TEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOtN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Charles E. Bellatty, in02, Editor-in-Chief. 
George C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . Business Manager. 

Philip H. Cobe, 1002, Assistant Editor-ln-Cliief. 
Eugene R. Kellet, 1902, Assistant Business Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902 News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903, News Editor 

Farnsworth G. Marshall, 1903, . . . News Editor 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903 Alinnni Editor 

S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903, . . . Alumni Editor 
Frank B. Mitchell, 1902, . . Medical School Editor 



in advance. 



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10 Cents. 



Per annum 
Per Copy, 

Please address business communications to tlie Business 
Manager, and all other contributions to the Editor-in-Cliief. 

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

A SUBSTITUTE FOR EXAMINATIONS. 

An examination is ordinarily considered 
a necessary evil, but last 3'ear Professor Ger- 
rish inaugurated a plan for the elimination 
of this "necessary evil." He conceived the 
idea of offering pass rank to those members 
of the Sophomore Class of the Medical School 
whose daily work, during the term, had 
been sufficiently good to render the ordeal 
of an examination unnecessary. 

The rank which is offered is not neces- 
sarily just ]5ass rank, or the much-sought 
seventy, but is the full valuation of the indi- 
vidual's term work. 

The plan was enthusiastically received 
by the students and must have proved satis- 
factory to Professor Gerrish, for this year 
he has again offered pass rank, as has also 
Professor Smith. 



The one thing about the plan over which 
the students do not enthuse is that in order 
to obtain pass rank one is obliged to make an 
application for it ; and it is a trifle embar- 
rassing to get an answer or rather no answer 
at all, which is the equivalent of "Get pass 
rank if you can." Probably the object of 
requiring an application is to classify the men 
according to the following classification : First, 
those who know and know that they know ; 
second, those who know not and know that 
they know not; and third, those who know 
not and know not that they know not. 

It would seem as if this plan must prove 
satisfactory and become permanent, for its 
advantages are self-evident. It puts a pre- 
mium on conscientious work duting the entire 
term, which obviates the necessity of cram- 
ming at the "eleventh hour." 



Good luck to Captain Cloudman of the 
track team. When he gives up his position in 
a year from now may he leave behind him as 
proud a record as has been left by that cool- 
headed, skillful worker, former-captain 
Edwards whom he succeeds. 



On Monday the theater season at Merry- 
meeting Park opened most auspiciously. 
There was delightful weather and an excellent 
performance. The amphitheatre is kept in 
good order by special police who are gentle- 
manly and who have made friends of the 
students who have visited the place. 



The women of the Demorest Union of 
New York are much stirred up over the fact 
that President Seth Low of Columbia is a 
smoker of tobacco ; and they are agitating the 
burning question, "Should a college president 
smoke?" It seems not to have occurred to 



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them that a college president ought to know 
enough to answer that question for himself. 



The latest phase of the cap madness which 
has seized the college has developed in the 
ranks of the men of the musical clubs, who 
will have black caps with white initials over 
the visors. These, like the caps bought last 
year by the foot-ball management, are good 
things to hang up in one's room or to give to 
a nice girl to wear. As head coverings they 
are as much a failure as the base-ball caps ; 
and like the foot-ball caps they make mon- 
keys of most of their wearers. 



If certain Maine newspapers which use 
each week news and editorial matter taken 
from the columns of this publication would 
kindly credit the clipping to The Bowdoin 
Orient it would be a kindness which we 
should appreciate. 



The reasons why high school and college 
"required essays" are, as a general rule, poor 
reading, may be summed up about as fol- 
lows : The writers have nothing to say ; but 
they have to say something; and for the life 
of them they don't know how to say it. 



"Th' amount iv sympathy that goes out 
f'r a sthrugglin' people is reg'lated, Hinnissy, 
be th' amount iv sthrugglin' th' people can 
do. Th' wurrld, me la-ad, is with th' under 
dog on'y as long ^s he has a good hold an' a 
chanst to tur-rn over," says Mr. Dooley. 
The Bowdoin base-ball nine is the under dog, 
but in the last week the nine has got a good 
hold and the chance to turn over is still open. 
The sympathy of our little world no longer 
fails to show itself. 



We would respectfully suggest to the 
managers of athletic events that a little 
consideration for the comfort of news- 
paper reporters at Whittier field would be 
gratefully received by the representatives of 
the press. There was no arrangement made 
on Saturday for the convenience of news 



writers. The newspapers are responsible in 
a great degree for the financial success of all 
the athletic meetings of the college, and any 
courtesy which the college can show in return 
outrht not to be held back. 



The faculty of Princeton have recom- 
mended to the Board of Trustees that a two- 
hours-a-week course in debating be estab- 
lished for Seniors and Juniors next year. 
Such a course is offered at Harvard. It 
would seem that others beside Congressman 
Littlefield think young men ought to be edu- 
cated for public life. 



Percy Andrus Babb finished his four 
years' course at the college this week and 
departed for Utah, where he has an enviable 
position with a mining company. During 
his life at Bowdoin Mr. Babb has been one 
of the most prominent men in the college in 
athletics and in literary matters. His record 
of college honors is seldom equalled. As 
Editor of the Orient last year he did a great 
deal of hard work for the college and proved 
beyond a doubt that a weekly newspaper 
could succeed here. At what a cost of time 
and labor this was accomplished we know 
full well. We congratulate Mr. Babb and 
wish him the success he so richly deserves. 



Many athletes may be surprised to learn 
that the habit of swearing detracts in no 
small degree from the ability of the athlete 
who gives way to it in games. But it is a 
fact that the use of profanity makes a dis- 
agreeable effect on the muscles as well as on 
the mind. It makes an improper co-ordina- 
tion of movements, tending to alter the res- 
pirations and heartbeats, and thus to injure 
the staying powers as well as the coolness of 
mind of the victim of the habit. 



Brother Dole, Brother 'Simpson and Brother 
Robinson of the Orient board are out of col- 
lege at present ; and some of the remaining . 
members of the board will have to do double 
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faculty have very thoughtfully doubled the 
number of hours granted for editorial work. 
However, they could do this very easily and 
without establishing a dangerous precedent : 
2X0=0. 



Much credit is due Assistant-Editor Cobb 
for the excellence of the issue of the Orient 
last week, when he had full charge. And it 
is probably safe to say that the Orient 
never had a more enthusiastic board of assist- 
ant editors than it has now. 



A party of professors representing Har- 
vard, Columbia, Yale and Cambridge Uni- 
versity, England, started this week to explore 
the Grand Canon of the Colorado in the 
interests of science. They expect to find a 
great number of fossils of such tremendous 
interest that many new pages will be added 
to scientific literature. This will be the first 
expedition to explore the canon from a com- 
mon-sense standpoint. 



The past week has been a glorious athletic 
week for Bowdoin. Three base-ball games 
won from strong teams and an overwhelm- 
ing victory in the State athletic meet are 
enough to cjuicken the enthusiasm of the 
most stoical Bowdoin man who ever lived. 



In all probability there will be no inter- 
collegiate Freshman athletic meet this year. 
Perhaps it is just as well. Eddie Dunlap 
and two or three more men from Bowdoin 
could win the meet so easily that the afifair 
would be entirely uninteresting. Anyway, 
the other colleges think it would. 



PSI UPSILON CONVENTION. 

The sixty-seventh annual convention of 
the Psi Upsilon Fraternity, held with the Pi 
Chapter at Syracuse University, Syracuse, 
N. Y., on May 9, 10, and 11, was largely 
attended and most successful. 

Wednesday evening was devoted to an 
informal reception and smoker at the chap- 
ter-house, giving a chance for the various 



delegates to become acquainted. The greater 
part of Thursday morning and afternoon 
were given up to executive sessions at the 
chapter-house. From four to six in the after- 
noon the Syracuse chapter of the Sororities 
of Gamma Phi Beta and Kappa Alpha Theta 
gave receptions to the delegates at their 
respective chapter-houses. At eight o'clock 
in the evening the literary exercises occurred 
in John Crouse Memorial Hall. 

Rev. E. N. Packard, D.D., Bowdoin, '62, 
opened the exercises with a prayer, followed 
by Hon. Timothy L. Woodrufif, Yale, '79, 
Lieutenant-Governor of the State of New 
York, with a brilliant oration on "America 
To-day." The exercises were brought to a 
close by Rev. Arthur Copeland, Syracuse, 
'84, ■ the poet of the convention. Directly 
after the literary exercises the Convention 
Ball was held in Empire Hall. A perfect 
floor, fine music and fair maidens combined 
to make it a perfect time. 

Friday morning was devoted to an exec- 
utive session at the chapter house, after 
which the fraternity picture was taken in 
front of the chapter house. The convention 
closed with a banciuet at the Vanderbilt Hotel 
where, with David E. Smith, University of 
Syracuse, '81, as toast-master, witty speeches 
were made by Dr. George H. Fox, University 
of Rochester, '67; Charles M. Gayley, Uni- 
versity of Michigan, '78; William K. Wickes, 
Amherst, '70; George S. Coleman, Wesleyan, 
■76. 

The Kappa Chapter of Bowdoin was 
represented by J. P. Bell, 1900. 



AN AUSPICIOUS OCCASION. 

"Mike" Madden, king of Bowdoin, Yale, 
and London, Eng., was given an ovation on 
Wednesday evening. May 16, by a throng of 
his loyal subjects from all the counties in the 
Bowdoin district. Number 24, Maine Hall, 
was the headquarters of the royal party dur- 
ing their visit. 

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than an ordinary ovation, and so when the 
time scheduled for the arrival of the sovereign 
came, 24 Maine was being stretched by a 
record breaking crowd. And every one was 
glad he was there. The "king" was in his 
element ; and he made speeches and sang 
songs of his own composition until his sub- 
jects were hoarse from cheering. 

The men especially honored this evening 
were Gray, 1902, to whom the king presented 
a handsome silver-headed cane, and Simpson, 
1903, who received a cake. 



Last Days. 
O college days, so fleetly gliding by, 
How gladly would we seize and stay thy flight ! 
How many hopes and plans lie incomplete, 
While o'er our course there spreads the sunset light. 

Dear Mother Bowdoin, on whose loving breast 
We've nurtured been with tenderest care, 
We thank thee for a mother's gentleness, 
And for thy sake we breathe a heart-felt prayer. 

O, may we ever to that name be true, 
And may our lives thy sturdy spirit bear, 
That out among the surging throngs of men 
Thy name and fame a higher place may share. 
C. C. R., 1900. 



THE MEET. 

For the sixth consecutive time Bowdoin 
won the Maine Intercollegiate Atliletic Meet, 
thus becoming possessor of the cup which 
was to become the property of the college win- 
ning it the largest number of times in ten 
years. The same cup will, however, be used 
until the ten years have elapsed. 

Bowdoin captured 11 firsts and 11 seconds 
out of a possible 15 of each, and took 92-^ 
points out of a possible 135. Colby won sec- 
ond place with 17 points. Bates third with 13, 
and the University of Maine fourth with I2i. 
It is said Colby had strong hopes of win- 
ning the meet, as it was thought Cotton 
would win firsts in both sprints and that New- 
enham would win the quarter. Quite a repre- 
sentation from Colby attended the meet. 

Cloudman won both sprints by yards, and 
got second in the broad jump. 



Hunt got the individual record for the day, 
getting first in the high hurdles and broad 
jump, second in the low hurdles, and third in 
the two hundred and twenty. 

Wheeler ran the race of the day, passing 
Moody about a yard from the finish and win- 
ning out by a foot. 

Edwards, Snow, Nutter and Dunlap all 
did great work. 

Five records were broken, the mile run, 
the half, the quarter, the low hurdles and the 
hammer throw. 

The Summary. 

106-yards dash — Won by Cloudman, (Bowdoin) ; 
Edwards, (Bowdoin), second; Garlough, (Bates), 
third ; time, 10 seconds. 

220-yards dash — Won by Cloudman, (Bowdoin) ; 
Snow, (Bowdoin), second; Hunt, (Bowdoin), 
third ; time, 22 3-5 seconds. 

120-yards hurdles — Won by Hunt, (Bowdoin) ; 
Davis, (U. of M.), second; Sylvester, (Bowdoin), 
and Thompson, (U. of M.), tied for third; time, 
17 2-S seconds. 

220-yards hurdles — Won by Edwards, (Bow- 
doin) ; Hunt, (Bowdoin), second; Davis, (U. of 
M.), third; time, 25 4-5 seconds. 

440-yards dash — Won by Snow, (Bowdoin) ; 
Newenham, (Colby), second; Gray, (Bowdoin), 
third; time, 53 1-5. 

Two-mile bicycle race — Won by Culler, (Bates) ; 
Hamlin, (Bowdoin), second; Webber (Bowdoin), 
third ; time, 7.00 1-5. 

Mile run — Won by Wheeler, (Bowdoin) ; 
Moody, (Colby), second; Tate, (U. of M.), third; 
time, 4.04 3-5. 

Running high jump — Moore, (Bowdoin), and 
Hamilton, (Bowdoin), tied for first place; Rich- 
ardson, (Bates), third; height, S feet, 33-4 inches. 

Running broad jump — Won by Hunt, (Bow- 
doin) ; Cloudman, (Bowdoin), second; Edwards, 
(Bowdoin), third; distance, 20 feet 4 5-8 inches. 

Half-mile run — Won by Nutter, (Bowdoin) ; 
Ham, (Bates), second; Silver, (U. of M.), third; 
time, 2.05 4-5. 

Pole vault — Won by Hawes, (Colby) ; Dunlap, 
(Bowdoin), second; Merry, (Bates), third; height, 
9 feet 9 inches. 

Two-mile run — Won by Moody, (Colby); 
Thompson, (Bowdoin), second; French, U. of M., 
third; time, 12.07 2-5. (An extra quarter was run.) 

Shot put — Won by Hamilton (Bowdoin) ; La- 
ferriere, (Bowdoin), second; Thomas, (Colby), 
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Hammer throw — Won by Dunlap, (Bowdoin) ; 
Laferriere, (Bowdoin), second; Richardson, 
(Bates), third; distance 115 feet 8 inches. 

Throwing discus — Won by Watson, (U. of M.), 
Dunlap, (Bowdoin), second; Richardson, (Bates), 
third ; distance, 105 feet *5 inches. 

The officials were as follows ; 

Track events — Referee, John Graham, B. A. A. ; 
judges at the finish. Professor G. T. Files, Bow- 
doin; W. R. Howard, Belfast; W. W. Bolster, 
Bates; time keepers. Professor C. B. Stetson, Colby; 
Dr. F. N. Whittier, Bowdoin; R. H. Rockwood, U. 
of M. ;• starter, I. S. Clark, Boston ; clerk of course, 
R. L. Dana, Bowdoin; scorer, A. L. Burnell, Bow- 
doin; Marshal, Wm. L. Watson, Bowdoin. 

Field Events— Measurers, P. Walker, U. of M. ; 
R. W. Purington, Bates; judges, J. A. Hayes, U. of 
M. ; C. F. Kendall, Bowdoin ; scorers, F. Summer- 
bell, Bates; R. F. Chapman, Bowdoin. 

The Men Behind the Score. 
The Winners. The Points. 

H. J. Hunt 14 

H. H. Cloudman 13 

E. A. Dunlap, Jr n 

R. S. Edwards 9 

D. F. Snow 8 

A. L. Leferriere 6 

G. C. Wheeler 5 

I. W. Nutter 5 

B. P. Hamilton 5 

J. O. Hamilton 4 

E. L. Moore 4 

A. J. Hamlin 3 

H. E. Thompson 3 

J. P. Webber, Jr i 

S. B. Gray I 

M. S. Sylvester Vz 

Total men, 16. Points. 925^. 



CAMPUS CHAT. 

The Ivy Day invitations have been sent out. 

The track team picture was taken at Webber's 
studio, Tuesday afternoon. 

On Tuesday evening Professor Moody gave the 
second of his talks on Elementary Algebra. 

Larrabee, 1901. has been appointed choir-leader 
for next year, and Walker, 1903, organist. 

On Tuesday the members of the track team 
elected Harry H. Cloudman, 1901, as captain for 
next year. 

Professor MacDonald was honored with the 



degree LL.D. by the University of New Brunswick 
last week. 

The last meeting of the Deutscher Verein for the 
year was held at the Gurnet House on Monday 
evening. Clark and Palmer read papers. 

By vote of the faculty, the Senior Class has been 
excused from all attendance at chapel after the 
"Last Chapel," which will occur on the afternoon 
of Ivy Day. 

The season opened at Merrymeeting Park on 
last Monday night, with the Oxford Novelty Com- 
pany on the stage. The students attended in a 
body, and showed great appreciation of all the 
mouldy jokes. 

There is now on exhibition at the Walker Art 
Building a set of photographs of the paintings by 
Raphael in the Vatican. This set is one of many 
exhibited by the Library Art Club. Bowdoin ought 
to own them, both for exhibition and for study. 

Professor MacDonald appeared before one of the 
Senate committees at Washington last week in 
behalf of the National Archives Commission and 
succeeded in getting the Senate to pass an appropri- 
ation of $5,000 for carrying on the work of the 
commission. 



ATHLETICS. 

Bowdoin 9, U. of M. 4. 

Bowdoin beat the LTniversity of Maine on Tues- 
day, May 29, by a score of 9 to 4 in an interesting 
game. Bowdoin scored two runs in the second 
inning and was held without scoring again until the 
seventh, when Pottle, Harkins and Trainor brought 
in three runs. In the ninth the team took a brace 
and scored four more. 

U. of M. was kept from scoring until the ninth 
inning when, aided by two bases on balls and one 
man hit by a pitched ball, four runs were brought in. 

The score : 

BOWDOIN. 



AB 

Bacon, ss 4 

Pottle, cf 4 

Nevers, ib 4 

Pratt, p 5 

Ouinn, 2b 5 

Clarke. If 4 

Hoyt, rf 4 

Harkins, 3b 4 

Trainor, c 3 

Totals 34 



IE 



13 27 



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U. OF M. 

AB R IB TB PO A E 

Lurvey, ss 5 o i i o I i 

Clark, c 4 o 2 2 3 I o 

Carr, 2b 3 i o o 2 2 i 

Davis. 3b 3 I o 4 4 o 

Ross, rf 4 I o o 20 o 

Webb, If 3 I o o 4 o i 

Dorticos, lb 3 o o 11 o i 

Holmes, cf 4 o o o 2 o o 

Cushman, p 4 o i i o 5 i 

Totals 33 4 4 4 27 13 5 

Score by Innings. 

Bowdoin 02000030 4 — 9 

U. of M o o o o o o o o 4 — 4 

Umpire — McGuire. 

Bowdoin 7, P. A. C. 6. 

Bowdoin beat the team of the Portland Athletic 
Club last Wednesday in the only lo-inning game 
of the season so far. The diamond was in poor 
condition, which made fielding difficult. 

Bowdoin scored 2 runs in the fourth, 3 in the 
seventh, and one in the ninth. P. A. C. scored one 
in the fourth, 3 in the fifth, and one in the eighth, 
thus tieing the score. In the tenth Quinn brought in 
the winning run on a hit by Hoyt. 

Clarke pitched the first part of the game and 
pitched good ball. He kept the Athletic players 
guessing and was a complete puzzle imtil the fifth. 
Bacon went into the box in the sixth and finished 
the game. He pitched finely and allowed but two 
hits during the rest of the game. 

The score : 

BOWDOIN. 

AB R IB TB PO A E 

Bacon 5012160 

Pottle 5 o o o I o I 

Nevers 5 o i i 2 o 

Pratt 5 I 2 2 II I I 

Quinn 5 2 I I I 2 2 

Clarke 4223230 

Hoyt J o 2 2 3 o 

Harkins 4 i i i 2 2 o 

Trainer 5 o I I 7 o o 

43 6 II 13 30 14 4 
P. A. C. 

AB R IB TB PO A E 

Gorham 5 i i i 2 i 

Kelley 5000500 

Kilfedder 5000221 

Ross 4 I 2 2 I I o 

Edgar 5122600 

Hamilton 4000210 

3000200 

Welch ^3 2 2 3 o 7 o 

Woodbury 3 i i i 10 i 2 

37 6 8 9 30 13 3 

Bowdoin o o o 2 o o 3 o i i — 7 

P. A. C o o o I 3 o o I I o — 6 

Umpire — Soule. 



Bowdoin 9, Tufts 5. 

Timely batting by Bowdoin, wild pitching by 
Curran, poor throwing by Fiske, the erratic work of 
Woodworth in center field, for Tufts, and the ability 
of Pratt to keep hits pretty well scattered, joined 
with the fact that the Bowdoin nine fought hard 
for victory, gave us on Saturday morning, June 2, 
the most interesting game of base-ball which has 
been played on the Whittier field this season. 

The score : 

BOWDOIN. 

AB R IB PO A E 

Bacon, ss 2 i i 2 2 3 

Pottle, cf 4 I I 2 I I 

Nevers, ib 3 3 i 10 o o 

Pratt, p 4 2 2 2 8 

Quinn, 2b 4 2 2 2 2 o 

Clarke, If 4 o o 2 o o 

Hoyt, rf 5 I I o o o 

Harkins, 3b 3 o o 2 2 i 

Trainor, c 3 i o 5 i o 

Totals 32 9 8 27 16 S 

TUFTS. 

AB R IB PO A E 

Hefford, 3b ..2 o i 2 o 

Stiles, ss 4 I I 3 o 

Flemming, 2b 4 o o o 6 I 

Meader, If 5 2 2 o o o 

Hazelton, ib 5 o i 13 o 

Fiske, c 5 i 2 2 2 c 

Flagg, rf 4 o 2 2 I 

Curran, p 4 o o o 4 i 

Woodworth, m 3 i i 2 o 4 

Totals 36 5 ID 24 13 6 

Score by Innings. 

123456789 

Tufts oioiioiio 

Bowdoin 2 i o i o 2 3 x 

Two-base hits. Bacon, Pratt, Meader. Three- 
base hit, Hoyt. Bases stolen. Stiles, Bacon. Double 
play. Pottle, Bacon and Nevers ; Fleming and 
Stiles. Base on balls ofif Pratt, 3 ; off Curran, 4. 
Hit by pitched ball, by Pratt, Flagg; by Curran, 
Bacon 2, Nevers 2, Quinn. Struck out by Pratt, 
Fiske ; by Curran, Pottle 2, Trainor. Sacrifice hits, 
Hefford, Bacon. Pottle. Wild pitch, Pratt. Time 
of game, i h. 50 niin. Umpire, Slattery. 



SCISSOR GRAPHS. 

Amherst College keeps step with the times. The 
trustees voted unanimously last week that Greek 
shall be no longer a requisite for the attainment of 
the degree of A.B. — Congrcgationalist. 

The time is rapidly approaching when lots of 
fluffy things in white will be bidding good- by to 
dear teacher and fellow-classmates, to enter upon 
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while mamma gets breakfast, lost in wonder over 
what they shall do with the headful of knowledge 
that they are obliged to carry about with them. — 
Boston Transcript. 

This congress misses Thomas B. Reed. He was 
a perfect mine of fun among the members. He 
could "size up" a member in fewer words than any 
other living American. His shafts always struck 
home, and, being witty, they afforded amusement. 

"I defeated Mr. Blank," said a new member to 
the speaker, last spring, "and I suppose this news 
will please you, because you always had more or 
less trouble with our friend Blank." 

"Yes," said the speaker, somewhat sarcastically, 
"I remember there was trouble with Blank. The 
trouble with him was that he didn't know anything, 
and hadn't the faintest perception of it." — Success. 

Growing tired of his chair, one afternoon. 
Speaker Reed surrendered it to another member and 
sat down beside a western Democrat. 

"My, what a large hand you have !" remarked 
Mr. Reed, looking intently at the enormous paw of 
his Democratic friend, who was writing a letter. 

"Yes, sir," said the member, "and I am proud of 
it. I worked on a farm for so many years that my 
hands grew large, as you see them." 

The speaker held up his small and shapely right 
hand, smooth and white as a woman's, and said : 
"Well, I thank the Lord I never worked on a farm." 

The member replied : "You are probably going 
to run for the presidency, sometime, Mr. Reed, and, 
if you do, I'll placard that statement all over the 
country, — and what could you do about it?" 

The big fellow mused awhile, and said : "Noth- 
ing, — except to brand you as an infernal liar!" 

— Success. 



PER SON ALS. 

'40. — The Rev. Elijah Kellogg of Elm Island and 
Pleasant Cove and other delightful places so dear 
to children, was 87 years old the other day (May 
20). Nearly 60 years ago he became minister of a 
church in Harpswell, Me., a good place to be young 
or old in. The heart warms at the mention of the 
Rev. Elijah Kellogg. Flies and bumblebees buzz 
at the window of the school-house. The sleepy day 
wakes up to hear some youngsters proclaiming that 
ye. call him chief and ye do well to call him chief. 
How many times has the address of Spartacus to the 
Gladiators been heard in great, dingy city school- 
houses, in little red or white and green district 
school-houses, in log houses and rude sheds and on 



the platforms of town halls or high schools, on 
examination or exhibition days. It has been 
spouted in college and declaimed at huskings. And 
the boys rant and howl it now as their daddies used 
to do. You may chance to hear it pouring through 
the open windows of some school-houses as you 
pass. Possibly the smallest boy is addressing the 
gladiators. Nobody could play Spartacus without 
feeling gigantic. It may be said that Mr. Kellogg 
avenged the chief. The Romans laid him low, but 
Mr. Kellogg raised him up. One looks back fondly 
to the days when the remarks of Spartacus seemed 
not a piece of rhetoric, but as real as life and as 
thrilling' as the circus. You were Spartacus. Your 
friends were assistant gladiators. That odious 
shock-headed boy in the back seat might make faces 
at you while you were talking to your gladiators. 
Him you would lick after school. Meanwhile let 
the gladiators gladiate. We have seen fights with 
stones between the Romans and the gladiators, a 
method of ancient military science too much neg- 
lected by archrsologists. Well, it will always be a 
day of triumph in Capua, and may the Rev. Elijah 
Kellogg live a thousand years! — New York. Sun. 

'52. — General and Mrs. Chamberlain recently 
received an invitation to attend the inauguration of 
the American Institute of Arts, which took place 
at Paris. General Chamberlain is President of the 
Institute of Arts of New York City and a member 
of the Paris committee of music, painting, 
sculpture and arts. 

'52. — Gen. Chamberlain has recently published a 
discourse before the Benevolent Society of Port- 
land, the subject of which is "Property; Its Office 
and Sanction." This lecture abounds in happy 
thoughts and unique expressions, and is the finished 
production of a scholar and humanitarian. 

'58. — According to his annual custom. Judge 
Franklin M. Drew of Lewiston recently gave a 
prize of twenty-five dollars to the two winners of 
the Bates junior team debate. 

'60. — It has been stated that H^on. Amos L. Allen, 
'60, will be renominated and re-elected by the Repub- 
licans of the First Maine district this year, but a 
Boston newspaper is authority for the statement that 
available timber for his successor in 1902 is being 
looked over already in Portland. This paper 
names as among the more prominent candidates, 
George M. Seiders, '72, and Judge Joseph W. Sy- 
monds, '60. 

'60.— Hon. W. W. Thomas of Portland, United 
States Minister to Sweden, is expected home on a 
short trip, early in June. 

'61. — Hon. L. A. Emery of the Maine supreme 
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course of six lectures before the students of the 
University of Maine Law School on Probate 
Courts and Probate Practice. 

'6l and '89. — It is proposed to publish in an 
octavo volume of some 600 pages the History of 
Sanford, Me., written by the late Edwin Emery, '61, 
of New Bedford, Mass., who devoted all the leisure 
of the last twenty years of his life to the research 
necessary for such a work. The compilation is in 
the hands of Mr. Emery's son, William M. Emery, 
'89, city editor of the Fall River, Mass., Daily 
Evening News, who has been busily engaged on the 
preparation of the MSS. during the past winter. 
The book will be a comprehensive and reliable nar- 
rative of the history of the enterprising York 
County town from 1661 down to the present time. 

"64. — James McKeen, President of the Alumni, 
has been appointed by Governor Roosevelt to serve 
on the committee for the revision of the charter of 
Greater New York. 

'72.— Hon. Herbert M. Heath of Augusta has 
been elected director of the Lewiston, Brunswick & 
Bath Street Railway Company. 

'74. — The Boston Herald says that "Gov. Crane 
will have an easy time in filling the vacancy in the 
judgeship of the police court, caused by the decease 
of Hon. J. N. Pike, as there will be but one can- 
didate, Hon. T. C. Simpson of Newburyport." 
Mr. Simpson has had a judicial experience of twenty 
years as associate justice, and before that was 
prominent in the legislature. He has been mayor 
of his native city, and collector of customs for four 
years. 

'76. — Charles F. Hawes of Bangor, who will 
deliver the Memorial Day address before the 
Grand Army veterans of that city, is known all 
over Maine as an enthusiastic Bowdoin alumnus 
and a general, all-round good fellow. His after- 
dinner speeches are extremely bright and entertain- 
ing, and have placed him among the most popular 
speakers of the State. 

'7(3._Arlo Bates has just published a new novel 
called "Love in a Cloud, a Comedy in Filigree." 
The Boston Herald says of it: "The readers of 
Arlo Bates's latest novel enjoy his keen wit and 
pointed epigrams, but how they do wish such a 
bright man wasn't so cynical !" 

•76,_Arlo Bates has been made a member of the 
American Academy. 

•77.— Albert Somes of Manchester, formerly 
principal of Berwick Academy, has accepted a posi- 
tion as principal of a boys' fitting school in Aurora, 
N. Y. . 

'yy, — Miss Rena Gates was married to L. A. 
Stanwood of Lincoln County, Oklahoma, Sunday, 



May 20th, by Rev. T. W. Jeffrey, at the home of 
the bride's parents south of Winfield, a few intimate 
friends being present. Miss Gates is the daughter 
of the late Stephen Gates. Mr. Stanwood is a grad- 
uate of Bowdoin College, and the law department 
of Iowa University. At one time he was principal 
of the high school at Bay City, Michigan, and West 
Bend, Wisconsin. — JVinfield Courier. 

M. '79 and M. '94.— The Saco Valley Medical 
and Surgical Society which recently organized at 
Fryeburg. elected Dr. George R. Gate, M. '94, 
North Conway, vice-president, and Dr. George 
Shedd, M. '79, Fryeburg, chairman executive com- 
mittee. 

'81. — Edgar O. Achorn, of Portland, was elected 
a trustee of Lincoln Memorial University, Cum- 
berland Gap, Tennessee, at a recent m.ecting of the 
boards of that institution. 

'81. — John W. Wilson, formerly of Portland, 
now of Redlands, California, has recently been 
appointed National Bank Examiner for the Cali- 
fornia division, including the states on the Pacific 
slope. Mr. Wilson has been cashier in the local 
bank at Redlands for more than ten years and has 
made during this time a host of friends, to whose 
zealous support is due this new honor for a Bow- 
doin man who has never forgotten his debt to col- 
lege. He has been a subscriber to the Orient for 
twenty odd years. 

'84. — Prof. Charles C. Torrey of Yale will 
asstmie the immediate direction of the proposed 
American School for Oriental Research in Pales- 
tine, an institution which has been made possible by 
the financial co-operation of twenty American 
colleges, and will be made ready for work in Jeru 
salem during October. 

'86. — Levi Turner, Jr., of Portland, delivered 
the Memorial Day address at Pittsfield. 

'98. — The intentions of marriage are published 
of Joseph E. Odiorne and Miss May D. Reed, both 
of Richmond. Mr. Odiorne is a graduate of Bow- 
doin College, and is a student in the Maine Medical 
School. Miss Reed is a trained nurse and is now at 
the Central Maine General Hospital in Lewiston. 

'98. — Cassius C. Williamson of Berlin, New 
Hampshire, left on the 25th inst. for Fort Benton, 
Montana, where he has. a position on a large 
sheep ranch. 



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profitable work duririg 
the Summer. Address 
Box 1391, Springfield, 
Mass. 



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Manager, and all other contributions to the Editor-iu-Cliiet. 

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

The 'Varsity nine held the annual election 
for captain on Thursday and made a unani- 
mous choice of George Loring Pratt of Strong 
as the leader for next year. It may be safely 
said that if the whole college had been allowed 
to vote, the result would have been the same. 



Congratulations are due James P. Webber, 
1900, who carried off the Quill prizes for prose 
and verse in the contest held this month. The 
judges were Professor MacDonald, Professor 
Smith and Editor Sills of the Onill. 



No little credit for the excellent work of 
the base-ball nine in the past few weeks is 
deserved by former captain Robert Hull, who 
has acted out of the goodness of his heart in 
coaching the players ; but who has, neverthe- 



less, been almost constantly on the field dur- 
ing practice hours. The players appreciate 
his efforts in their behalf, and the Orient 
extends to him the gratitude of the collesfe. 



The alumni athletic committee at Amherst 
made some investigations of the methods used 
by the college base-ball team ; and as a result 
something dropped the other day. The inves- 
tigation revealed the fact that the captain of 
the nine had not been in strict training through 
the season, nor had he made it evident to his 
men that training was expected of them. In 
commenting on the fact the editor of the 
Amherst Student expresses some principles 
which we take pleasure in quoting. 

The Student says : "One of the most esssen- 
tial requisites to the success of any base-ball 
team is discipline, and that discipline must be 
enforced by the captain, who, if he himself fails 
to conform to the recognized regulations, must 
necessarily lose in a measure, in the eyes of his 
men, that moral stamina which any successful 
captain must inspire in his team. The interest 
of college athletics must not be sacrificed to 
personal feelings. We do not place all the 
blame on the captain, but rather it seems that 
there are members of the team who are equally 
guilty in the matter of training, and upon thern 
we believe a severe public censure should also 
have been passed by the meeting. The firm 
stand taken by the college in the matter may 
produce but few practical results this year, but 
it will go on record to show to future captains 
and teams that the undergraduates and alumni 
have legitimate demands which they rightfully 
make upon the men who represent Amherst on 
the gridiron or diamond, and that in so far as it 
lies in the power of the teams to do so, they 
require these demands to be fulfilled." 



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In another department of this issue we pub- 
Hsh a directory of the Class of 1899, in which 
57 men graduated. Of these one has been cut 
down by death at the threshold of a career 
which could not have been other than brilliant. 
Of the others we have reports from all but five. 
Fifteen are established in business, eight are 
law students, seven are medical students, one 
is preparing to be a professional librarian, two 
have been adding to their education by travel, 
and sixteen are teaching. 



The male students at Wesleyan University 
are continuing with unabating vigor their war 
against co-education. Last week the vinder- 
graduate body voted unanimously to send to 
the trustees a protest against admitting women 
to the university. The college annual, issued 
by the Junior Class last week, contains no men- 
tion of the young women of the institution 
except the following taken from the .Senior 
Class history : 

"For the present we can only say Vcnimiis, 
J'idiiiiiis, but when our dear Alma Mater shall 
no longer be marked with the asterisk which 
denotes co-educational institutions in the cata- 
logue of American colleges, and when Wes- 
leyan and a theological seminary shall no 
longer be connected by the public, then shall 
we say Vicinius." 

The work as eoHege correspondent which 
Riley, 1903, has done in behalf of the Leiviston 
Journal through the college year, has been so 
excellent that we feel that a word of praise 
for it will not be out of place here. Though 
one of the youngest correspondents in col- 
lege, Mr. Riley has covered his field 
thoroughly and ably and has enabled the Jour- 
nal to print more news of Bowdoin College 
than was printed in the past year by any other 
paper in the State. 



May we never see the end of those excellent 
customs of giving "Seniors' last suppers," and 
of giving three times three for the professors 
at the close of the last recitations of the year! 



On account of unfpreseen circumstances 
the 1901 Bugle has been delayed in publication. 
But the editors say that it will appear some 
day of commencement week, and that those 
who wish copies may leave their orders with 
Hugh F. Quinn, the business manager, who 
will send the book to the homes of those who 
may be out of town when the day of publica- 
tion comes. Much is expected of the Bugle 
and the college has not awaited it without 
impatience. The editors are Pierce, Sills, 
Vose, Clark, A. F. Cowan, Coombs, Fenley, 
and Cloudnian. 



THE JUNE QUILL. 
The commencement issue of the Quill will 
appear Class Day, June 26. The number is to ■ 
contain articles by Professor Johnson, '74, and 
bv Professor Emery, '92, a poem by Rev. S. V. 
Cole, D.D., '74, a sonnet by H. E. Andrews, 
'94, and verse by H. H. Webster, '99, besides a 
commencement sketch entitled "The Land That 
Is Very Far Off," by C. W. Peabody, '93. 
The Quill prizes in both the short story and 
verse contests have been awarded to James 
Plaisted Webber, 1900. His short story, "The 
Epiphany of Governor Phips," and his poem, 
"Common Campus Posies," will also be pub- 
lished in this number. Men who are to leave 
college before Commencement Week may have 
their Quills sent to them by leaving their 
addresses with the Business Manager, R. E. 
Clark, 1901. 



HOW 1 90 1 CELEBRATED. 
An ideal Ivy Day was Friday, June 15, and 
the exercises by the Class of 1901 and the 
impressive celremony of Seniors' Last Chapel 
passed off smoothly. The Juniors, attired in 
caps and gowns and led by Marshal Paul Stan- 
ley Hill, marched into Memorial Hall at 2.30 
and took their seats on the stage. A short, 
interesting program was rendered to an audi- 
ence which filled the hall and which listened 
intently. Then the class marched out of doors, 
sang the class ode, and planted the ivy. 



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The Seniors claimed the attention of the 
many visitors for the next half hour, during 
which the "last chapel exercises" were con- 
ducted by President Hyde. The Seniors' mar- 
shal was Charles Glidden Willard of New- 
castle. The singing and marching were excel- 
lent. 

In the evening the Ivy hop in Memorial 
Hall was a complete success. 

The afternoon program, over which Presi- 
dent Ripley Lyman Dana presided, and which 
was interspersed with pleasing music, was as 
follows : 

Prayer, Fred Herbert Cowan. 

Oration, John Gregson, Jr. 

Poem, Kenneth Charles Morton Sills. 

Presentations : 

Socrates, megaphone, Harry Howard Cloudman. 

Agent for A. S. P. C. A., soothing syrup, Wil- 
ham Moncena Warren. 

Terpsichoros, lyre, George Currier Wheeler. 

Gentleman from Bangor, scent bottle, Hugh 
Francis Quinn. 

Gentleman from Portland, alarm clock, Robert 
Chapman Foster. 

Popular Man, wooden spoon, Donald Francis 
Snow. 

The exercises were in charge of the follow- 
ing officers: Ripley L. Dana, President; Paul 
S. Hill. R'Jarshal; Henry D. Evans, Curator; 
Harold L. lierry, Ernest T. Smith and Harry 
S. Coombs, committee of arrangements. 



IMPORTANT HISTORICAL 
RESEARCH. 

In the course of his address at the Ivy Day 
exercises President Dana, of the Class of 1901, 
gave a half-humorous, half-serious review of 
the history of the class, from whicli we take 
pleasure in presenting the following extracts : 

In the fall of '97, there came upon the 
campus the 60 men who were to become the 
Class of 1901. Of 1901, I say, the first class 
of the century. From the beginning we real- 
ized our importance. To be the first class 
graduated in the twentieth century, to be 
looked upon and even to be looked back upon 



as type of the young men of a new 
century was no small responsibility. But 
as time has shown, \ve were equal to it. 
During our Freshman year we were not the 
insignificant and traditionally obedient young 
lambs that ordinarily make their first visit to 
the college in the fall. From the first we have 
been an extraordinary class. Of course you 
believe that we are an extraordinary class now. 
You cannot help it, as you gaze upon such 
specimens of manhood as you see before you. 
You notice that smile upon the face of the man 
on the right. His name is Garcelon, he came 
from Bates last fall. He was so overcome 
with joy to get away from that institution and 
to become a member of such a class as he did, 
that since the 29th day of last September that 
self-same smile has lighted up his countenance. 
He was not with us freshman year, but even 
without him we were an extraordinary class. 

We felt assured of this after our "first class 
meeting. No one knew anyone else, but we 
had to have that meeting, so we all stayed in 
the Greek room, after our first attempt at 
translating Xenophon's Memorabilia. No one 
dared speak aloud, though some of the bolder 
ones whispered to one another that we ought 
to have a chairman. At last a great big fellow 
over six feet tall, with bristly black hair got up 
and said that he came from Gorham high 
school, where he had been president of his 
class for years and knew all about presiding at 
such meetings. He moved and seconded that 
he be elected chairman, declared himself 
elected, and took the chair, and the meeting 
proceeded. 

In justice to him, I must say that he did 
even as well as he said he would. At their 
first sight of us the sophomores, 1900, were 
overawed. After several ineffectual attempts 
to hold us in chapel and an equally humiliating 
rush on the Delta, they subsided and turned 
their attention to that great event of freshman 
fall, the sophomore-freshman foot-ball game. 
Their team under the lead of that great strate- 
gian, General Sparks, spread reports about the 



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campus that on the afternoon of that memora- 
ble game the class of 1901 would end its exist- 
ence. We heard these boasts quietly, and, as 
became us, said nothing. But if we said noth- 
ing, when the day for the game came we did 
something. For the first time in the history of 
che college the freshmen defeated the sopho- 
mores. We will never forget the feeling of 
pride for our class that thrilled us as Jack 
Gregson went over the line for the only touch- 
down of the game. After that we were 
allowed our rightful place in the college. 
[Applause by 1901.] 

In the spring came our contest on the track 
with the youngest sons of Colby, which not 
only resulted in a victory for us, but brought 
out a runner who has since brought more 
credit to himself, his class, and to the college 
than any other athlete that Bowdoin ever had. 
There is no need of my telling you whom I 
mean. There is not one of you who does not 
know what wonders Harry Couldman has 
wrought on the track. We, as a class, claim 
the honor of having brought him out. But for 
us he might be still unknown to the world. 
[Applause.] 

During this term we received our share of 
that most subduing substance, cold water. 
But all this was forgotten at our freshman 
banquet in Portland, the evening after we had 
taken our last freshman examination. 

Sophomore year has passed quickly and 
perhaps uneventfully. We did our best to 
'instruct the freshmen in the way they should 
go, and, considering what we had to deal with, 
were eminently successful. They looked up to 
us and respected us so much that they followed 
our example of the year before and won the 
class foot-ball game. [Applause by 1902.] 

It was during this year that Dunic Berry 
lost so much money. He is a fellow whom the 
cares and worries of examination week bear 
heavily on. Furthermore, he does not appre- 
ciate his own ability. He felt sure every term 
that he would get a condition in history; so 
sure that he bet a nice little sum each term 



that he would get one. He has not yet got a 
single condition. He says he is unluck)' and 
never won a bet in his life. [Laughter.] 

During this year we lost our class pedes- 
trian, "Silver" Brown. He is a man who not 
many years ago walked from Augusta to New 
York to hear the late Robert G. Ingersoll lec- 
ture on the "Devil." "Silver" was deeply 
interested in the subject, and after hearing that 
lecture his mind was continually filled with all 
manner of unearthly schemes. He left college, 
I hear, that he might gain a better knowledge 
of his favorite subject. [Laughter.] 

Last fall brought us back to college jun- 
iors. We put aside the childish class strifes of 
the first two years and turned our attention to 
the more lasting affairs connected with the col- 
lege. We have looked upon life a bit more 
seriously. Death has taken from us one of 
our number whose kindly spirit and cordial 
manner had endeared him to all of us. We 
will always think of Freeman Short as a sin- 
cere friend from whose life, in many ways, we 
can profit by following as an example. 

The real advantages and enjoyments from 
college life do not come from triumphs in ath- 
letics : to be sure we take much satisfaction 
from class successes and college victories ; we 
have in our class athletes that we are justly 
proud of. Few classes can boast of such men 
as Cloudman, Jack Gregson, Dan Pratt, Bod- 
well, Don Snow, Laferriere, Leighton, 
Wheeler, and Paul Hill. Nor do we gain all 
of our advantages from books ; yet we feel an 
honest pride to have among us such scholars 
as Casey Sills, Evans, Danforth, Vose and 
Walker. [Applause.] 



FRESHMAN YEAR. 
This training of Freshmen as it is carried 
on now in Bowdoin College is the very best 
thing in the world for them. The time is past 
when a man is injured by the treatment he 
receives from sophomores and upper-classmen. 
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alone and none are made to go through all the 
torments and tortures that the word "hazing" 
brings to the minds of most of you. 

If the freshman thinks he is going to gain 
anything by fighting his oppressors he soon 
sees his mistake and by the middle of the fall 
term he has learned that it is policy for him to 
do about as he is told. His ideas of college 
life have undergone a change. He has to 
work and work hard, if he is conscientious, to 
get his math and Latin and Greek and French. 
Even a lazy man who does as little plugging 
as possible, has to keep moving, and when he 
comes to his first examinations he finds that he 
never before understood what studying was. 
One thing he finds, however, and enjoys. 
That is a freedom from restraint which he 
does not know how to use. If he stops to 
think, he will see that the college authorities 
look on him as a man and expect him to act 
like one. By the beginning of the winter 
term he has got himself placed. — Extract 
from Ivy Day Oration by John Gregson, Jr. 



IVY POEM. 
Every one is a good fellow when you know him. 
— Jozvctt. 

Before the race of man was made 
A giant dimbed to Heaven's height 
And stole from there the sacred fire — 
Then suffered woe thro' Jove's dread might. 

The youthful poets nowadays 
Are daring as Prometheus' self, 
Right boldly scale Piera's mount. 
Returning with their stolen pelf. 

No Jove lives now to punish them 
Nor reck they of the people's rage, 
Yet bow and scrape and kneel before 
The judgment seat of critic sage. 

Such poet I'd not will to be — • 
Who steals and dares not own the theft: 
Who palms off thoughts of other men 
And pockets picks with fingers deft. 

But humble clerk in book-store old 
Who gently fondles ancient tomes, 
And brings into the light of day 
Quaint thoughts from dim and dusty homes. 



Thoughts that for you have long lain hid 
Or undeservedly forgot. 
Perchance I'll lay before you now 
As pleases you — take them or not. 

One book I'd show you chief of all 
Nor very new nor very old, 
Is handed down from Oxford's shelf 
Where stores of wisdom lie untold. 

The general theme^an honest one — 
That every man of every kind. 
Whene'er you come to know him well, 
A right good fellow you will find. 

As when you pass along the woods 

And all seems green and much the same 

You mark a little trailing flower 

Whose blossoms hide themselves from fame. 

And one you pluck, and many see 
All come to view in clusters thick, 
'Tis so with good points in a man. 
One found — and others follow quick. 

In that's the joy of college life, — 
You get to know the good from ill. 
To find in every one some good 
As every merry farer will. 

The athlete with his Bowdoin grit 
Who, Homer says, more glory wins 
By hand and foot than poets do 
Who rant at mankind for their sins. 

The Glee Club man with cap so fine, 
The scholar with his lofty aim. 
Our Orator with voice so big. 
E'en Ivy Bard with verses lame. 

Our valiant sun-browned volunteer. 
Our yachtsman from fair Casco Bay, 
All jolly, heart-free college boys. 
There's room for all, my lads, for aye. 

The poet of good comradeship 
Whose works with college gay'ty sound 
Has sung the weather's always fair 
Where comrades staunch and true are found. 

We know it well — the storm may break 
Upon our campus, halls and trees, 
Yet all the merry rooms within 
Are filled with countless jollities. 

A song is heard — Phi Chi, of course — 
The good old words go dancing fun, 
With lusty shouts and loyal hearts 
"And thanks to God and Nineteen One." 



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The song dies down — one starts the jest, 
Another dreams of fair blue eyes. 
The smoke, the banjo's twang within 
Care little for the angry skies. 

And yet, 'mid all the joy, the cheer. 
The melody of college life, 
Comes sudden news with sorrow rife. 

Sad minor chord presaging fear. 

With voices hushed and spirits awed 

We gather — dark'ning seems the gloom, 
We dread to hear a classmate's doom 

By tragic fate sent to his God. 

Can it be true? Has not the wire 

Sad tidings falsely sped along? 

Have ones so. gay, so young, so strong. 
So like ourselves, met ends so dire? 

Such things must be; they only show 
That in this college life of ours 
Sadness creeps in, just as in yours. 

And makes us Death's dim darkness know. 

And still there is more good than bad. 
More joy than sorrow in our lives. 
More men than prigs — thanks to our home, 
Old Bowdoin where true manhood thrives. 

Old Bowdoin, fair of fame, as bright to-day 

As when the Poet walked thy paths of shade. 
Giving to every son his own loved way 

Since the Romancer dream'd thro' gloomy 
glade, 
Bowdoin from birth the nurturer of men. 

For this we honor thee, we love thee well 
That freedom, fellowship with all their ken 

Do 'neath thy pines and oaks forever dwell. 
/ — Kenneth C. M. Sills. 



IVY ODE. 
Bowdoin, igoi. 
[Air: Lauriger Horatius.] 
Let us raise our voices here. 

Swelling up together 
With the hope that year by year. 

Whatever be the weather. 
This, the vine we plant to-day, 

Fed with tender nurture, 

Like our love for Bowdoin may 

Show recurring verdure. 

Of the countless Ivy Days 

Here at Alma Mater, 
Sweeter poets may sing the praise, 



But we will have no other. 
Grasp ! oh grasp ! the fleeting hour. 

Let enjoyment flourish. 
Spring and youth are one with power, 
Frail aft'airs that perish. 

—J. A. P. 

CAMPUS^ CHAT. 

Bodge, '97, passed a few days in college last week. 

Examinations in elocution were held on Mon- 
day, Tuesday, and Wednesday of last week. 

The class in Mythology completed its work week 
before last. The examination was held on Wednes- 
day of last week. 

Cony Sturgis, Bowdoin '99, who has lately 
returned from the South, attended the Ivy Day 
exercises. 

"Dick" Stubbs, Bowdoin 1895, who is now attend- 
ing the Harvard Medical School, was a guest in col- 
lege on Friday and Saturday of last week. 

Atherton, 1901, delivered the commencement 
address to the graduating class of Bridge Academy 
at Dresden last week. His subject was "True Edu- 
cation." 

Black caps for the Musical Association men and 
white caps for the track men are now in evidence. 
May they bring their wearers the best of good 
fortune. 

The base-ball game which was to have been 
played on Whittier field, Saturday afternoon, June 
9, between Bowdoin and Amherst Agricultural Col- 
lege, was cancelled by the latter. 

About 20 Sophomores had a banquet at the 
Casino, Merrymeeting Park, on Monday evening. 
The committee in charge were Carter, Anthoine and 
Rodick. 

On Thursday, will come the annual meeting of 
the Alumni Association in Memorial Hall at 9 a.m.; 
and the commencement exercises in the Congrega- 
tional church at 10.30 a.m.; followed by the com- 
mencement dinner in the gymnasium. 

The graduating exercises of the Medical School 
of Maine will be held in Memorial Hall at 9 A.M., on 
Wednesday. The annual address will be delivered 
by the Rt. Rev. Robert Codman, Jr., Bishop of 
Maine. On the same day will take place the annual 
meeting of the . Maine Historical Society, in the 
Cleaveland lecture room, at 2 p. M. ; the annual meet- 
ing of the Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity in Seth Adams 
Hall at 4 I'.M.; and the reception by the president and 
Mrs. Hyde in Memorial Hall fi-om 8 to 10 p.m. 



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Commencement Week. 

The observance of commencement week will 
begin on Sunday, June 24, with the baccalaureate 
sermon by President Hyde in the Congregational 
church at 4 p.m. On Monday will be held the Junior 
Prize Declamation in Memorial Hall at 8 p.m. On 
Tuesday, the Class-Day exercises of the graduating 
class will take place in Memorial Hall at 10 a.m., 
and under the Thorndike Oak at 3 p.m. The Prom- 
enade Concert will be in the evening. 

Those of our citizens who retire early were 
robbed of their sleep early Friday morning, May 
18, by the ringing of the chapel bell, which 
aroused the students at 1.30 a.m., announcing the 
fact that another victory had come to Bates and this 
from an entirely new field of, contest. For Summer- 
bell and Willis came home from Boston on the 
midnight train bringing with them the New England 
championship in tennis doubles. At II a.m. reci- 
tations were suspended in order that proper dis- 
tinction might be given to this new feature of our 
athletic life. The midday ride through the two 
cities, of the entire student body, the blowing of 
horns, the college songs and yells, were all of such 
a nature as to remind any doubtful mind Bates was 
still living and her students had some breath to 
spare. It is needless to say that Summerbell and 
Willis owned, if not the whole town, the student 
part of it for that day, at least. — Bates Student. 



ATiiLETICS. 

The New Officers. 

At a meeting of the undergraduate body in 
Memorial Hall, Tuesday afternoon, officers for next 
year were elected as follows : 

Base-Ball Association, President, Hoyt, 1902 ; 
Vice-President, McCann, 1902; Secretary, Harlow, 
1903 ; Treasurer, Stevens, 1903 ; Directors, Rolfe, 
1902, Shaughnessy, 1903 ; Manager, Stanwood, 1902 ; 
Scorer, Robinson, 1903. 

Track Athletic Association, President, Watson, 
1902 ; Vice-President, C. H. Hunt, 1902 ; Secretary 
and Treasurer, Lawrence, 1903. Manager, Walker, 
1902; Assistant Manager, Carl Smith, 1903. 

Manager Swett of the track team, and Manager 
White of the nine of the past year, gave an outline 
of their reports which showed that they have been 
unusually successful in handling the finances. A 
vote of thanks was extended to Watson, 1902, for 
his hard work as assistant track manager. 
Bates 7, Bowdoin 5. 

It's the old, old story of the Ivy Day game — the 
same crowds of sedate parents and pretty girls — the 



same close score — the same little slips of luck that 
turned the game the wrong way — the same silent 
crowd filing disconsolately out of the grand stand. 
Yet it was a grand good game to watch. 
The score : 

BATES. 

ab k bh po a e 

Deane, ss. . ■. 5 i o 3 2 2 

Clason, cf 5 2 i 2 i o 

Purington, 3b 4 I I 3 3 i 

Lowe, lb 5 o 2 13 o o 

Bucknam, If 4 i i 3 o o 

Stone, c 5 i 3 o o r 

Smith, rf 4 o o I o o 

Allen, 2b 5 i I 2 2 I 

Hussey, p 4 o i o 7 o 

41 7 10 27 15 5 
BOWDOIN. 

AB R BH PO A E 

Bacon, ss 4 2 i 2 3 I 

Pottle, cf 5 I 2 o o I 

Nevers, ib 4 o o 13 i o 

Pratt, p 4 o o o 4 o 

Quinn, 2b 4 o i i 4 

Clarke, If 4 o l I o i 

Hoyt, cf 4 o o I o o 

Harkins, 3b 3 21032 

Trainor, c 4 01930 

36 5 7 27 18 S 

Score by Innings. 

123456789 

Bates o I 2 o o o 2 2 o — 7 

Bowdoin 2 o o o I o 2 o o — 5 

Summary — Struck out by Pratt, Lowe, Bucknam, 
Allen. Bases on balls by Pratt, Bucknam, Smith. 
Hit by pitched ball by Hussey, Bacon, Harkins. 
Balk by Hussey. Stolen bases, Deane, Stone 2, 
Allen, Bacon 2, Pottle, Harkins 2, Trainor. Time 
of game, 2 hrs., 20 min. Umpire, Slattery. 



SCISSOR GRAPIiS. 

The Bowdoin Quill contributes two readable 
stories to this month's exchanges, entitled "Hig- 
gins" and "His First Assembly." The real col- 
lege spirit breathes throughout these two sketches 
of Freshman experiences. Gray Goose Tracks is 
pithy and witty as usual. A good suggestion is 
offered as to the rendering of a certain line in "Phi 
Chi." — Bates Student. 

The value of athletic sports when practised in 
the right spirit, is only equalled by their pernicious- 
ness when practised in the wrong spirit. They 
deserve cordial and enthusiastic support. The 
time and thought spent upon them, great as it may 
seem, is justified by their educational influence. 
But side by side with this support and side of it, 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



we must have unsparing condemnation of the 
whole spirit of professionalism. If we can enter 
into athletics for the love of honor, in the broad- 
est sense of the word, unmixed with the love of 
gain in any sense, we may now and then lose a few 
students ; but we shall grow better, year after 
year, in all that makes for sound university life. 
—President Hadley. 

The Brunswick Gaaette has been looking up those 
graduates of Bowdoin College who have carved 
names for themselves in the history of the National 
capital, and among them are : Chief Justice Fuller, 
Vice-President pro tem. Frye, Superintendent Kim- 
ball of the life saving service. Representative Allen, 
General Spear, Colonel Whitney, Representative 
Alexander of New York, Representative Stevens 
of Minnesota. Rev. S. M. Newman, Prof. Chicker- 
ing and others. 

The list is one that any state would be proud of 
and reflects honor and credit upon the institution. 
There is in Washington a small colony of Bow- 
doin graduates, the members of which are just 
beginning to climb up the ladder of fame. Many 
of them show great promise and will perpetuate the 
creditable record the state has made. 

Athletic enthusiasm has gone too far at the 
University of Chicago, and the faculty has taken 
important steps to check it. During the recent 
quarters more than 50 per cent, of the students, it 
is reported, have flunked in their studies. It is 
feared that an anti-athletic war will be waged soon. 
—The Bulletin. 



PERSONALS. 

'60.— Hon. W. W. Thomas, United States 
minister to Norway and Sweden, is expected home 
this month on a short trip. 

'75.— The celebration of the 25th anniversary of 
the graduation of the class of '75 will take place at 
New Meadows Inn, June 27, the day before Com- 
mencement. 

•gg.—The annual report of the Metropolitan 
Park Commission of Massachusetts has the follow- 
ing to say : "The Claim Department is kept busy not 
only in furnishing information to claimants and in 
negotiation of settlements, but is also called upon 
to prepare preliminary estimates, to obtain options, 
and to prepare schedules for awards and betterment 
assessments. The takings recently made or in 
preparation have required a large amount of work of 
this character, which has been most satisfactorily 
performed by George L. Rogers, Esq., who continues 
in charge of this department. Mr. Rogers has also 



had charge of the purchasing of supplies for the 
reservations during the past year." 

'93. — M. S. Clifford, an ex-editor of the Orient 
and of the Bangor Nczvs, is elected to the Water 
Board of Bangor. 

'93. — A large New York publishing house which 
makes a specialty of college text-books has in press 
a book for the use of students in French, written 
by Reginald R. Goodell, of the University of Maine 
faculty. Those who know Mr. Goodell as a stu- 
dent, and who have followed his very successful 
career as a teacher, predict a practical and valuable 
work. 

'94. — The wedding of Mr. William W. Thomas, 
2d, of Portland, to Miss Mary Gates of Baltimore, 
took place at the bride's home, May 15th. Mr. and 
Mrs. Thomas sailed the i6th for a summer in 
Europe. 

'96. — The engagement is announced of Miss 
Mabel J. Arthur of Newport, R. I., to Mr. Herbert 
O. Clough of Kennebunkport, Me. Mr. Clough has 
just accepted the position of Assistant Professor in 
Chemistry and Mathematics at Albany Academy in 
New York. 

'96. — Mr. Taber D. Bailey of Bangor was one of . 
the leading speakers at the third annual banquet 
of the Progressive Debating Society, an organiza- 
tion of twenty-five Bangor young men. 

'97. — Edgar G. Pratt, who is practicing law in 
New York City, delivered the Memorial address at 
Fryeburg. He is a zealous student and of very 
pleasing address. 

'gg. — The wedding of Mr. Francis W. Briggs of 
Pittsfield to Miss Margaret Stanwood Goodwin of 
Skowhegan took place June 12. Mr. Briggs is 
building a fine residence at Pittsfield, where he will 
reside. 

At the 32d annual meeting of the Kennebec 
Medical Association, held in Augusta, papers were 
read by Silas Burbank, m. '64, of Mount Vernon, and 
D. E. Parsons, m. '66, of Oakland. Luther G. 
Bunker, m. '92, of Waterville, was elected a member 
of the e.xecutive committee. 



Linton Edson Waldron. 

Whereas, Death, by its untimely call, has 
removed froin us our friend and beloved classmate, 
Linton Edson Waldron ; and 

Whereas, We deeply mourn this departure from 
our number of a bright, kind and noble spirit; and 

Whereas, We shall ever hold dear the loving 
remembrance of a true and loyal classmate. 

Resolved, That, as the Class of 1900, we pay 
loving tribute to his memory ; that we express our 
genuine sorrow ; and that we extend our cordial 



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sympathy to the bereaved mother, brother and 
friends. 

Resolved, That this heart-felt testimonial of our 
sorrow and sympathy be spread upon the records 
of the class, and copies be forwarded to the mother 
and brother of our departed classmate, and be pre- 
sented for publication to the local papers of his 
town and The Bowdoin Orient. 
Committee on Resolutions : 

Ervin L. Soule, 
Harry C. Todd, 
Phillip W. Davis, 
Medical School, Class of igoo. 



Whereas, The all-wise Father has seen fit to 
remove from our Fraternity, our late brother, Lin- 
ton Edson Waldron, and 

Whereas, It is but just that a fitting recognition 
of his many virtues should be had; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That, in the death of our brother, we 
have lost a friend and companion who was dear to 
us all; one whose upright and noble life was a 
standard of emulation to his fellows. 

Resolved, By Gamma Chapter of Phi Chi Fra- 
ternity, that while bowing to the Divine Providence, 
who doeth all things well, we cannot refrain from 
lamenting the death of one whose life seemed so full 
of usefulness and promise. 

Resolved, That the heart-felt sympathy of this 
Fraternity be extended to his family in their 
affliction. 

Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon 
the records of the Fraternity, and copies be trans- 
mitted to the family of our deceased brother, to the 
Waterville Mail, Bovvdoin Orient, and Colby Echo. 

L. G. PuRINTONj 

E. L. Pennell, 
H. K. Stinson, 
Commiltee. 



Hall of Eta, Theta Delta Chi, 
Brunswick, Me. 
May 31, 1900. 
IVhcrcas, God, in His infinite wisdom, has seen 
fit to remove from us our dear brother, Eugene T. 
McCarthy, of the class of 1882; be it 

Resolved, That the Eta Charge of Theta Delta 
Chi mourns, in his death, the loss of a true and 
loyal Theta Delt; 

Resolved, That the charge extend its heart-felt 
sympathy to the friends and relatives of the 
deceased. 

For the Charge: 

Ernest T. Smith, igoi. 
Edward E. Carter, 1902. 
Luther Dana, 1903. 



Class of iSgg. 

To Mr. Drew Bert Hall we wish to give hearty 
thanks for the following directory of the Class 
of 1899: 

Winburn Bowdoin Adams, no report. Home 
add. Limerick, Me. 

Fred Houdlett Albee, Harvard Medical School 
(Sept. 1899). Add. 567 Putnam Avenue, Cam- 
bridgeport, Mass. Home add. Head Tide, Me. 

Francis Wayland Briggs, connected with Pioneer 
woolen mill. Add. Pittsfield, Me. 

Walter Littlefield Came, Harvard Law School 
(Sept. 1899). Add 54 Hammond street, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. Home add. Alfred, Me. 

Edward Blanchard Chamberlain, instructor in 
botany and graduate student in botany and German, 
Brown University (Sept. 1899). Add. 333 Brook 
street. Providence, R. I. Home add. Bristol, Me. 

Preston Banks Churchill, with John C. 
Churchill & Co., express, 36 Merchants' Row, Bos- 
ton, Mass. Home add. 151 Winthrop street, Win- 
throp, Mass. 

Walter Bradley Clarke, manager Eastern Maine 
agency of the New York Life Insurance Co. (July 
1899). Add. City Building, Bangor, Me. 

Lincoln Lewis Cleaves, teacher Latin depart- 
ment, Portland High School (Sept. 1899). Add. 
122 Free street, Portland, Me. Home add. Bridg- 
ton. Me. 

Royal Senter Cleaves, fire insurance inspector 
Underwriters' bureau of New England (Dec. 1899). 
Add. 93 Water street, Boston, Mass. 

Harold Fessenden Dana, Harvard Law School 
(Sept. 1899). Add. 7 Prescott Hall, Cambridge, 
Mass. Home add. 395 Spring street, Portland, Me. 

Frank Leslie Dutton, law student with Heath 
& Andrews (July 1899). Add. 125 State street, 
Augusta, Me. 

Frederick Arthur Fogg, head of science depart- 
ment Cranston (R. I.) High School (Feb. 1900). 
Add. 479 Wellington avenue, Auburn, R. I. Home 
add. Saco, Me. 

Edward Rawson Godfrey, traveling in Europe, 
Egypt and Palestine. Home add. Bangor, Me. 

Ralph Milo Greenlaw, clerk in U. S. census 
office and law student (Oct. 1899). Add 1402 L 
street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Edwin Samuel Hadlock, instructor in gymnas- 
tics, Hamilton College (Sept. 1899). Add. Clinton, 
N. Y. Home add. Portland, Me. 

Drew Bert Hall, New York State Library 
School (Oct. 1899). Add. 135 Swan street, Albany, 
N. Y. 

Philip Choate Haskell, with Madison (Me.) 
Power Co. (May, 1900). Home add. West- 
brook, Me. 



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Alton Amaziah Hayden, assistant manager Hay- 
den Rancho (Mar. igoo). Add. Presque Isle, Me. 

Louis Lenville Hills, Medical School of Maine 
(Jan. igoo). Add. 13 Pleasant street, Brunswick, 
Me. Home add. zy Falmouth street, Portland, Me. 

Loton Drew Jennings, Harvard Law School 
(Sept. i8gg). Add. 54 Hammond street, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Edgar Alonzo Kaharl, principal Hanover (N. 
H.) High School (Sept. i8gg). Home add. 37 Cen- 
tral square, Lynn, Mass. 

Walter Stimpson Mundy Kelley, law student, 
with J. F. A. Merrill, g8 Exchange street. Home 
add. 484 Cumberland street, Portland, Me. 

Henry Warren Lancey, with T. G. Lancey & 
Co., hardware, (July, 1899). Add. Pittsfield, Me. 

Francis Lewis Lavertu, no report. Home add. 
Berlin, N. H. 

Leon Brooks Leavitt, principal Farmington (N. 
H.) High School (Sept. iSgg). Home add. Wil- 
ton, Me. 

Lucien Percy Libby, no report. Home add. 
Westbrook, Me, 

Willard True Libby, with Pejepscot Paper Co., 
Pejepscot, Me. (July, 1899). Home add. Auburn, 
Me. 

Fred Raymond Marsh, teacher of English and 
Physics, University School, Washington (Oct. 1899). 
Add. 1830 Jefferson Place, Washington, D. C. 
Home add. Eustis, Fla. 

Henry Edw'ard Marston, principal Strong (Me.) 
High School (Sept. iSgg). Home add. North' 
Anson, Me. 

Roy Leon Marston, census enumeratpr and spe- 
cial agent for manufactures (May, igoo) and law 
student. Add. Skowhegan, Me. 

Waldo Thomas Merrill, no report. Home add. 
Waterville, Me. 

Willis Bean Moulton, Johns Hopkins Medical 
School, Baltimore, Md. (Sept. i8gg). Home add. 
Portland, Me. 

Arthur Huntington Nason, Dunn professor of 
normal instruction and English, Maine Wesleyan 
Seminary and Female College (Aug. 1899). Add. 
Kent's Hill, Me. Home add. 51 Green street, 
Augusta, Me. 

Harry Benton Neagle, Johns Hopkins Medical 
School (Sept. 1899). Add. 122 Jackson Park, Bal- 
timore, Md. Home add. Lubec, Me. 

Edwin Marrett Nelson, with Frank A. Nelson, 
expert accountant, Boston, Mass. (1900). Add. 
The Hollis, Newton, Mass. 

Sumner Chadbourne Pattee, tJniversity of 
Pennsylvania, medical department, (Oct. 1899). 
Add 24 S. 34th street, Philadelphia, Penn. Home 
add, Belfast, Me. 



Charles Cross Phillips, teaching in Orrington, 
Me. Add. South Brewer, Me. 

In memoriam Byron Strickland Philoon, died 
March 31, 1900, Cambridge, Mass. 

Sumner Charles Poore, principal Mittineagne 
(Mass.) Grammar School (Sept. i8gg). Home add. 
South Bridgton, Me. 

Robert Earle Randall, principal Frceport Gram- 
mar School (Sept. i8gg). Add. Freeport, Me. 

John Conway Rogers, teacher in High School 
(Sept. iSgg) and medical student. Add. Pembroke, 
Me. 

Albert Moore Rollins, principal Norway (Me.) 
High School (Sept. iSgg). Home add. 84 Pleasant 
street. Concord, N. H. 

Joseph Dawson Sinkinson, assistant chemist 
National Lead Co., 40 Adams street, Brooklyn, N. 
Y. (Sept. 1899). 

Ralph Gardiner Smith, business in Curacoa, West 
Indies (July, 1899). Home add. Brewer, Me. 

Win ford Henry Smith, Johns Hopkins Medical 
School (Oct. 1899). Add. 1020 N. Broadway, Bal- 
timore, Md. Home add. Westbrook, Me. 

William Dennett Stockbridge, no report. Home 
add. Freeport, I\Ie. 

Cony Sturgis, traveling in the South (Jan. igoo). 
Home add. Augusta, Me. 

Roy Houghton Thomas, business (Apr. 1900). 
Add. Yarmouthville, Me. 

William Lawton Thompson, Johns Hopkins 
Medical School (Oct. iSgg). Add. 1020 N. Broad- 
way, Baltimore, Md. Home add. 145 Park street, 
Portland, Me. 

Samuel Topliff, Northwestern University Law 
School (Oct. iSgg). Home add. 1318 Hinman ave- 
nue, Evanston, 111. 

Clifton Augustus Towle, assistant Gorham (N. 
H.) High School (Sept. 1899). Home add. Win- 
throp. Me. 

Everett Wilmot Varney, assistant Farmington 
(N. H.) High School (Sept 1899). Home add. 
Fort Fairfield, Me. 

William Townsend Veazie, timberland business 
(Oct. i8gg). Add. 21 Montgomery street, Ban- 
gor, Me. 

Hanson Hart Webster, with Riverside Press, 
Cambridge, Mass. Add. 61 Vernon St., Brookline, 
Mass. Home add. 30S Spring St., Portland, Me. 

Wallace Humphrey White, Jr., secretary to 
President U. S. Senate ; Columbian University Law 
School (Oct. iSgg). Home add. 457 Main street, 
Lewiston, Me. 

Jacob Ernest Wignott, teacher Mitchell's Boys' 
School, Billerica, Mass. (Mar. igoo). Home add. 
Cochituate, Mass. 

Carl Vose Woodbury, principal Baring (Me.) 
High School (Sept. 1899). Home add. Wood- 
fords, Me. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

^^COMMENCEMENT NUMBER. ^^ 



Vol. XXX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JULY 5, 1900. 



No. 9. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE TEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Charles E. Bellatty, 1002, Editor-in-Chief. 
George C. Wheeler, 1001, . . . Business Manager. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1002, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene R. Kelley, 1002, Assistant Business Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902, News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1003 News Editor 

Parnsworth G. Marshall, 1003, . . . News Editor 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903 Alumni Editor 

S. Clement W. Simpson, 1003, . . . Alumni Editor 
Frank B. Mitchell, 1902, . . Medical School Editor 

Per annum, in advance $2.00 

Per Copy 10 Cents. 

Please address business communications to the Business 
Manager, and all other contributions to the Editor-in-Chief. 

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

Bowdoin has now added another class to 
the number of her alumni. They are her 
younger sons. When the Class of Nineteen 
Hundred received its diplomas there departed 
from the college a band of men who for four 
years have been closely allied to all her under- 
takings, intimately connected with her every 
success. The loss to the college in the 
departure of Nineteen Hundred is keenly felt 
in every branch of her activity, in scholarship, 
in base-ball, on the foot-ball field, and on the 
track, while we will miss her most of all for 
the fast friendships we had formed. To the 
Class of Nineteen Hundred we wish all suc- 
cess and a career that will bring honor to 
licrself and to our Alma Mater. 



It is very gratifying to know tiiat it is pos- 
sible to manage a track team successfully and 



to finish a season with a good surplus in the 
treasury. The expenses of the team this 
year have been very heavy. There have been 
back bills to pay; there has been the extra 
expense of fixing up the athletic field and the 
expense of sending the team to Mott Haven, 
which amounted to a large sum. 

Despite all these adverse circumstances, 
and notwithstanding the fact that some of the 
subscriptions have not yet been paid, the man- 
agement reports a surplus in the treasury such 
as has never before been equalled in the 
history of our athletics. 

The Orient wishes to congratulate the 
management, and hopes that the managers of 
succeeding years will live up, as far as possi- 
ble, to the example of the management of this 
year. 

This year "Old Prob" has certainly out- 
done himself in the care he has taken to send 
just the kind of weather we wanted for our 
gala days. Could there have been a more 
beautiful day than Ivy, or a more ideal night 
for a hop ? And was not the weather of Com- 
mencement week all that could be desired? 
The exercises under the Thorndike Oak were 
finished without a drop of rain to mar them, 
and the evening was just cool enough for a 
dance. And Wednesday, too, was perfect, 
just the kind of a day to take one's friends to 
ride to supplement the hop. Thursday 
dawned fine, but it was hot and it grew hotter. 
The excess of heat on Thursday was Old 
Prob's only error during the week. Men 
sweltered and cursed the weather and the 
speeches at Commencement Dinner were cut 
in two. But when evening came the heat 
was forgotten and the Class of Nineteen Hun- 
dred shook hands with itself on its Com- 
mencement weather. 



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The 1901 Bugle wliich has been somewhat 
dela3red in publication by unforeseen circum- 
stances, appeared commencement week and 
received a friendly welcome among the stu- 
dents. The literary work is especially good, 
while the drawings by Coombs are of a high 
order. Those who wish copies may obtain 
them from the business manager, Hugh F. 
Quinn, Bangor, Me. 



The annual 'Varsity-Alumni base-ball 
game was played on Whittier field last week, 
and as usual resulted in a victory for the col- 
lege team. Many men, who in their college 
days won renown for themselves and their 
school on the diamond, were seen on the 
Alumni team. 

There was Fairbanks, Plaisted, Hull, Stan- 
wood, and that good-natured lawyer of 
Augusta who always makes his appearance 
for the annual game, Joseph Williamson, Jr. 

The grand stand was filled with alumni 
and undergraduates who had come out to see 
the fun and cheer their respective teams to 
victory. Every hit and phenomenal play was 
generously applauded. It would be hard, 
indeed, to name those individual players who 
deserve special mention for their work ; but 
after due deliberation, the Orient deems it 
proper to award to that sturdy right fielder, 
Joseph Williamson, Jr., '87, the medal for 
individual work. His batting, fielding, and 
base running were the features of the game. 
At the end of five innings the score was five to 
two in favor of the 'Varsity. The game was 
called on account of the extreme heat. 



COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES. 



BACCALAUREATE SERMON 

By William De Witt Hyde, D.D., Presi- 
dent OF BowDOiN College. 



THE MAN GOD LOVES AND THE MAN GOD 
HATES. 
Was not Esau Jacob's brotlier? saith the Lord: 
yet I loved Jacob; but Esau I hated, and made his 
mountains a desolation, and gave his heritage to the 
jackals of the wilderness. — Malachi i :3. 



In these sentimental days it is good to hear the 
prophet's virile word that God can hate as well as 
love. For this love of God the prophet proclaims is 
no sweet emotionalism of neurotic men and hj'steric 
women. The divine favor is simply the success of 
whatever work the man puts his hand to, and the 
triumph of the cause to which he gives his life. 
Thus did God love Jacob, Caesar, Luther, Bismarck, 
Washington, Lincoln. Nor is there aught of malice 
in the hate of God. It is simply the swift, sure 
destruction that smites all rottenness and effeminacy, 
whether of a Louis XVI. or a Charles I., an Esau or 
an Oscar Wilde. 

The men God loves are not always the men we 
should at first sight pick out. Of the two men the 
prophet cites, the free and easy, impulsive, kind- 
hearted, out-of-doors young Esau, with his healthy 
human hunger, quick to resent a wrong and even 
quicker to forgive, seems quite as amiable as the 
plain, prosaic, plotting brother, hived up in his tents. 
When, after robbing him of his birthright, Jacob 
comes to him as a suppliant, Esau runs to meet him, 
falls on his neck, and kisses him. He generously 
asks, "What meanest thou by all this company I 
met?" And Jacob said, "To find grace in the sight 
of my Lord." And Esau said, "I have enough, my 
brother, let that thou hast be thine." Finally, when 
there is not room in the land for both, Esau packs 
up and takes himself out of the way. Not a bad 
fellow, apparently, was this Esau. Why, then, 
should he be the object of such celestial ire? 

Still harder is it, at first sight, to make out why 
this rascal of a Jacob should come in for such high 
favor. Look at his record. He deceived his poor 
blind, dying father; took a mean advantage of his 
brother's hunger to cheat him out of his birthright ; 
contrived a scheme for getting the best of his 
father-in-law in the division of the flocks : under 
the pretence of being a stickler for religious rites 
murdered the suitor for his daughter's hand. This 
then, is the sort of man Malachi tells us that God 
loved. And Malachi was right. 

For with all his faults, which were many, 
glaring and contemptible, Jacob had three great 
essential qualities which Esau lacked ; three qualities 
which God requires in every man he makes the 
object of his favor, and whose work and life he 
crowns with permanent success. 

First : Jacob had a clear conception of what he 
wanted. He could form a purpose to get it; and, at 
all costs, he could put that purpose through. 
Granted that his plans were not always noble, and 
that his deeds were often base ; yet they were all 
of a piece, parts of a coherent whole. He was not 
the slave of impulse: but compelled each hot, 
imperious passion to justify itself in terms of his 
ultimate purpose, before he let it have its way Now 
this power to judge transient impulse by permanent 
aim, is the very stuff .strong character is made of. 
Jacob had it ; and God loved him for it. 

Esau was a child of impulse. His impulses, to 
be sure, as a rule were good. But he never got 
beyond the impulse of the moment. He did what 
he happened to feel like doing. What he did at one 
time was often the exact opposite of what he did at 
another time. His actions were contradictory, 
inconsistent, mutually destructive. There was no 
organization of them according to a permanent plan. 
He ate when he was hungry, — heedless of his 'birth- 
right. When his birthright was gone he wept bit- 



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terly. When the fit of rage was on him he was 
fierce to kill his brother. When he suddenly meets 
his brother after long absence, he falls upon his 
neck, embraces him and kisses him. He can pack 
up and move willingly and quickly, because he has 
no permanent ties or far-reaching plans which bind 
him to one spot rather than another. He is a Rip 
Van Winkle, kindly, agreeable, enjoyable; but woe to 
those who depend upon him for steady support, or 
count on him for consistent conduct. He is like a 
photographer's camera ; full of the last impression 
to which he has been exposed. Now you can't 
make character out of such stuff as that. God knew 
it. That is why God hated him. 

A second point in which Jacob was strong, and 
Esau was weak, was the appreciation of other per- 
sons. Jacob, indeed, appreciated others, chiefly to 
use them for his selfish ends. But at lea.st he appre- 
ciated them. They were persons to him, not things. 
He could see beforehand the way an act would 
strike them, and adjust to their reaction in advance. 
Jacob, too, was capable of real affection and devo- 
tion. In an age when almost any woman whom the 
parents fancied was supposed to be good enough for 
a wife, Jacob had a mind of his own. He was will- 
ing to serve fourteen years for the woman of his 
choice ; seven years for the difference betwen one 
woman and another. This power of permanent 
personal devotion, again, is the stuff character is 
made of; and God loved him for it. Of this we see 
no signs in Esau. You wouldn't catch this happy- 
go-lucky hunter boy serving seven years for the 
difference between one woman and another ; or 
fourteen years for the loveliest bride in the Orient. 
He would flirt with them all ; and might in his hours 
of idleness and moods of sentimentality fall in love 
with a score of them in turn. But service, con- 
stancy, devotion, fidelity, were not in his line. Now 
you can't build character, or found an influential 
race on such ■ fickleness and inconstancy. That is 
another reason why God passed Esau by in select- 
ing the founder of his chosen race. That is why 
God hated Esau. 

I will mention but one other point in Jacob's 
favor. Jacob recognized God, and took counsel. with 
him. You may say that it was chiefly when he had 
gotten into trouble that Jacob went to God. You 
may say that he was selfish and mercenary, even in 
his prayers. Nevertheless he did acknowledge God, 
and was influenced in his conduct by such acknowl- 
edgment. With all his self-seeking, there was now 
and then a note of true reverence and humility. 
"And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, 
and God of my father Isaac, O Lord, which saidst 
unto me, return unto thy country, and to thy kin- 
dred, and I will do thee good; I am not worthy of 
the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth which 
thou hast showed unto thy servant." The man who 
could say that, lives not in the momentary impulse, 
not in the immediate circle of the people with whom 
he happens to be thrown. He has found his place 
in the eternal and the infinite; he has come into fel- 
lowship with God. 

Of this power to rise above himself into com- 
munion and fellowship with God, we see no trace 
in Esau. He had his troubles, too. He was very 
sorry when he had made a fool of himself. But who 
isn't? I have seen many a young man in precisely 
Esau's plight; having sold his birthright for a mess 
of pottage ; and afterward waking up to the fact 



that the pottage brought at best but a transitory 
gain, while the birthright represents a permanent 
and irreparable loss, I never saw one in that plight 
who was not very, very sorry for what he had 
done. I have seen many tears ; and what is harder 
and more pitiful, tears of grieved parents on their 
behalf. But all that signifies little. There are two 
kinds of sorrow, as Paul tells us, a godly sorrow 
which worketh repentance unto salvation, and a sor- 
row of the world which worketh death. Esau's sor- 
row was of the worldly sort ; which merely gets 
mad, and wants to hurt somebody. We don't trust 
that kind of sorrow. No more does God. He hates 
it, as we do. 

Let us now leave Jacob and Esau, and come 
nearer home. These three ciualities, — a clear con- 
ception of self, and one's purpose — devotion to other 
persons — and dependence upon God, are the qualities 
which win God's love, and bring power and pros- 
perity to-day. I know no better example of the first 
of these great qualities, a clear self-conscious pur- 
pose, than the soldier who, under England's orders, 
has struck the final blow at the dervish successors of 
Esau; Major General Kitchener, the Sirdar of 
Egypt, now Lord Roberts' Chief of Staff in South 
Africa. Here is the description of him given by one 
who was with him as a newspaper correspondent in 
the Anglo-Egyptian expedition. 

"He has no age but the prime of life, no body 
but one to carry his mind, no face but one to keep 
his brain behind. The brain and the will are the 
essence and the whole of the man — a brain and a 
will so perfect in their workings that, in the face of 
extremest difficulty, they never seem to know what 
struggle is. You cannot imagine the Sirdar other- 
wise than as seeing the right thing to do and doing 
it. His officers and men are wheels in the machine ; 
he feeds them enough to make them efficient, and 
works them as mercilessly as he works himself. 
Any officer who breaks down from the climate goes 
on sick leave once ; next time he goes, and the 
Egyptian army bears him on its strength no more. 
Asked once why he did not let his officers come 
down to Cairo during the season, he replied, 'If it 
were to go home, where they would get fit and I 
could get more work out of them, I would. But 
why should I let them down to Cairo?' It is unam- 
iable, but it is war, and it has a severe magnifi- 
cence. And if you suppose, therefore, that the Sir- 
dar is unpopular, he is not. No general is unpopular 
who always beats the enemy. When the columns 
move out of camp in the evening to march all night 
through the dark, they know not whither, and fight 
at dawn with an enemy they have never seen, every 
man goes forth with a tranquil mind. He may per- 
sonally come back, and he may not ; but about the 
general result there is not a doubt. You bet your 
boots the Sirdar knows ; he wouldn't fight if he 
weren't going to win. Other generals have been 
better loved ; none was ever better trusted. For 
Anglo-Egypt he is the Mahdi, the expected ; the 
man who has sifted experience and corrected error ; 
who has worked at small things and waited for 
great ; marble to sit still and fire to smite." 

This power to see clearly the ends at which we 
aim, and to hold all momentary impulses, all minor 
interests, all conflicting claims as but the dust in 
the balance compared to the main work we have in 
hand, is the first condition of God's love. The man 
who has that is as sure to succeed as is the sun to 



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rise. "Who keeps one end in view, makes all things 
serve." 

The man who lacks this power to hold all feel- 
mgs, all passions, all desires in strict subordination 
to the one thing he sets out to do, will miserably 
fail in whatever he undertakes. His work will lag 
and drag, his cause will languish and decline; and 
when his life is over and his place is taken by 
another, there will be nothing left to remember 
hmi by. So remorseless is God's hate, toward the 
man who cannot set one clear high aim before him- 
self, and make all he does, and all he declines to do 
strictly subordinate to that. 

This trait alone, however, is cold, hard, Napo- 
eonic. To make character lovable it must be 
blended with the second; devotion to others. 

Of the happy blending of these two great quali- 
ties, strength of purpose and tenderness of heart I 
know no better example than Abraliam Lincoln- In 
n,'^-„ ■'"''■'" ''""' g'oomy days of August, 1862, when 
Fliillips and the Abolitionists were reviling him 
with all the epithets in their copious vocabulary of 
abuse—m response to Horace Greeley's editorial 
which he called the prayer of twenty millions Lin- 
coln wrote a letter in which the singleness of his 
purpose, and his refusal to be diverted by a hair's 
breadth from it, came out so clearly that' St Gau- 
dens with the artist's instinct for the essential in 
cliaracter engraved it on his great monument in 
Chicago as the most characteristic utterance the 
man ever made. In it he says to those who were 
urging- emancipation: "I would save the Union If 
there be those who would not save the Union unless 
they could at the same time save slaverv, I do not 
agree with them. If there be those who would not 
save the Union unless they could at the same time 
destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My 
paramount object in this struggle is to save the 
Union, and is not either to save or to destroy 
slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing 
any slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by 
freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could 
save It by freeing some and leaving others alone, I 
would also do that. What I do about slavery and 
the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to 
save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear 
because I do not believ^ it would help to save the 
Union. The Lincoln of that clear-cut purpose was 
the rock on which the Nation rested, through all 
the shocks of our great civil war. 

Yet the Lincoln whom the people loved was 
more than that. He was the Lincoln whom his old 
triend, Joshua F. Speed, describes as follows • 

He had, at the request of a wife of one and the 
mother of another, discharged certain prisoners who 
had been arrested in Western Penn.sylvania for 
resisting the draft. The mother came forward with 
t.ears in her eyes to express her gratitude. "Good- 
bye, Mr. Lincoln," said she; "I shall probably never 
see you again till we meet in heaven." He instantly 
took her right hand in both of his, and following 
her to Ihe door, said, "I am afraid with all my 
troubles I never shall get to the resting-place of 
which you speak; but if I do, I am sure I shall find 
you. 1 hat you wish me to get there is, I believe 
\j/'-^' wish you could make for me. Good-bve " ' 

We were now alone. I said to him, "Lincohi 
with my knowledge of your nervous sensibility it 
IS a wonder that such scenes as this don't kill voii " 
He answered, "Yes; you are to a certain degree 



right. I ought not to undergo what I so often do. 
But things of the sort you have just seen don't 
hurt me, for, to tell the truth, that scene is the only 
thing to-day that has given me any pleasure. I 
have, in that order, made two people happy, and 
alleviated the distress of many a poor soul whom I 
never expect to see. It is more than one can often 
say that in doing right one has made two people 
happy in one day. Speed, die when I may, 1 want 
it said of me by those who know me best, that I 
always plucked a thistle and planted a flower when I 
thought a flower would grow." 

It is not strength alone, nor pity alone, but the 
blending of the two that makes the strong, sweet 
character that is beloved of God and dear to men. 
As Carlyle says. Oh, if in this man, whose eyes 
can flash heaven's lightning, there dwelt not, as the 
essence of his very being, a God's justice, human 
nobleness, veracity, and mercy, — I should tremble for 
the world. But his strength, let us rejoice to under- 
stand, is even this, the quantity of justice, valor, 
pity that is in him. To hypocrites and tailored 
quacks in high places, his eyes are lightning; but 
ihey melt in dewy pity softer than a mother's 
to the down-pressed, maltreated. This world's 
improvement is forever sure. 

One of the greatest tests of this second trait is 
where Jacob first showed it, in love and marriage. 
Marriage for money, position, beauty, pleasure or 
profit in any form, if this is all, is sure to be 
wretched and miserable, just because it is heartless 
and hollow. Devotion is lacking. Each looks on 
the other as means, rather than as end ; which as Kant 
tells us is the essence of all social immorality. Love 
is the power to see in another traits higher and 
worthier than one's own. It is all summed up in 
the overheard' conversation between the two young 
lovers in Miss Wilkins' recent story, "The Jame- 
sons." "You are so far above me," says the 
country boy to the city girl ; to whicli the city girl 
replies, "No. it is you who are so far above me." 
Wherever that mutual idealization obtains, there all 
barriers of family pride and social tradition shall be 
broken down, all differences of training and cir- 
cumstance shallvanish, and there is the assurance 
of the blessing of God upon them both, and his ben- 
ediction on the family they found. 

This power to treat another life as of equal 
reality, and greater worth than one's own, this 
power of devotion, so essential in the home, is ^ 
equally essential in business or profession, society or 
state. ' The man who has it is the only man whom 
God can trust with large moral, political, social or 
spiritual leadership. If you find yourself a failure 
at any of these points, ask yourself if it be not 
illusion of selfishness that you, can't understand the 
motives uf other people; and hence are perpetually 
quarrelling with them? Do you find it hard to 
get along with people? Are you ' perpetually in 
hot water when you undertake to manage affairs 
in which many persons, with many points of view, 
are interested? Then keep out of business in these 
days when personal popularity and social gifts 
count so much in securing patronage. Don't try 
to teach ; for you will be in an interminable row 
with your pupils. Don't practice law ; for the 
successful lawyer settles his cases amicably when 
possible, and wins more by the friends he makes 
than by the enemies he vanquishes. Politics is no 
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arc sure to be. Literature offers no field for the 
mau who can't see other people as they are. In 
other words, in all this great social universe which 
God has made, there is no place for you ; no place 
where you will not do more harm thangood;no place 
where you will not be miserable yourself, and make 
everybody who has anything to do with you miser- 
able, too. That is our modern way of telling you 
in plain terms what the prophet meant when he 
said of Esau your prototype, God hated him and 
made his mountains a desolation, and gave his 
heritage to the jackals of the wilderness. If you 
are lacking in this power of personal appreciation 
and personal devotion, then your home will be a 
domestic hell ; your business will be bankrupt ; 
your office will be empty ; your name will be 
scratched on the party ticket, if by any chance it 
ever appears there at all ; and everything you put 
your hand to will meanly and miserably fail. For 
God cannot love any man, or crown him with the 
blessings that come through social influence and 
power, unless the man himself is capable of genuine 
devotion to his fellow-men. 

Complete character, however, requires in addi- 
tion to these two traits a third; devout acceptance 
of the will of God. For illustration of this, I 
might take Socrates, facing his judges with the 
haughty reply, "Men of Athens, I honor and love 
you, but I shall obey God rather than you, and I 
shall never cease this way of life though I have to 
die many times ;" and finally putting off his friend 
Crito's proposition for escape contrary to law with 
his uncompromising conclusion, "Let us then follow 
the intimations of the will of God." 

I might take Luther, responding to the Emper- 
or's sentence with his famous "I will go on if there 
are as many devils in Worms as there are tiles 
upon the housetops," and answering his accuser 
in the immortal words, "Popes and councils have 
erred. Prove to me out of scripture that I am 
wrong, and I submit. Till then my conscience 
binds me. Here I stand. I can do no more. God 
help me. Amen." 

Yet the greatest example of the combination of 
all these qualities, — unbending tenacity of purpose, 
tenderness toward others, and an implicit reliance 
upon God, — we find in the unique character of 
Christ. 

First, even as a yoimg child of twelve we find 
him asking the strenuous question, "Wist ye not 
that I must be about my Father's business?" When 
the Pharisees try to deter him from his work, saying 
to him, "Get thee out and go hence : for Herod 
would fain kill thee," he gives them this reply : And 
he said unto them, "Go and say to that fox. Behold 
I cast out devils and perform cures to-day, and 
to-morrow, and the third day I am perfected. How- 
beit I must go on my way to-day and to-morrow 
and the day following." When besought to tarry in 
a communitv where he was highly appreciated, to the 
multitude that would have stayed him he said. "I 
must preach the good tidings of the kingdom of God 
to the other cities also: for therefore was I sent." 
When his brethren, eager for notoriety and pub- 
licity, urged him to go up to the feast at Jerusalem, 
and manifest himself unto the world, he will not go, 
because as he says. "My time is not yet come. I go 
not up yet unto this feast ; because my time is not 
yet fulfilled." When, however, the time came to do 



his great work there, nothing could hold him back. 
Seeing clearly that "he must suffer many things, 
and be rejected of the elders, and the chief priests, 
and the scribes, and be killed, he openly announced 
that he should go up there and meet the death that 
was in store for him. And when Peter, in the kind- 
ness of his heart undertook to dissuade him from this 
purpose, turning about he rebuked Peter, and said, 
"Get thee behind me, Satan, for thou mindest not 
the things of God, but the things of men." 

Yet with all this sternness of purpose which 
nothing could divert, he was as ready to cheer the 
distressed, to forgive the penitent extortioner or 
adulteress," to touch the outcast leper, as was ever 
Lincoln to pardon deserters and cowards ; as acces- 
sible and tender toward the little children whom 
their mothers brought to him as was Luther to his 
own little Hans. 

And over all his words and deeds, as the .source 
alike of his uncompromising severity with himself 
when in the path of duty, and of his boundless 
compassion for the weak, the erring, the fallen and 
the lost, was the ever-present recognition that he 
was not alone, not doing his own will, not acting out 
the promptings of his own nature alone, but obeying 
the Father of whose will all duty, however dis- 
tasteful, is the expression, and therefore must be 
done ; of whose love all his children, however fallen, 
are the objects, and therefore to be served and 
saved. "I do nothing of myself, but as the Father 
taught me, I say these things. My meat is to do the 
will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his 
work." The point to which Socrates and Luther 
rose in the great crises of their lives ; that sense of 
unity with God for which Socrates said he would 
die many times rather than be false to its demands, 
and Luther declared, "If I had a thousand heads 
they should be struck off one by one before I would 
retract ;" this was the common every-day con- 
sciousness of Jesus, out of which he went forth 
to do his daily work, and into which he returned 
each evening when the day's work was done ; yes, 
which was with him even in the stress and strain 
of actual toil and conflict, so that without pre- 
sumption he could say, "My Father and I are one." 
In this perfect character of Christ we have summed 
up a severity with himself as merciless and strong 
as that of the Sirdar with his officers and men ; a 
tenderness for human weakness and sin and sorrow 
which surpasses the great-heartedness of our most 
human President; a fidelity to duty and a sensitive- 
ness to the intimations of the will of God more con- 
stant than the most, serene of ancient philosophers 
and the most courageous of modern reformers. 
Therefore he is the well-beloved Son of the Father. 

Therefore he rightly claims the adoration of every 
soul that would be loved of God. 

Members of the GR.^DUATING Class: — It is this 
crowning attribute of character I commend to you 
to-day. Strength of purpose to hold everything in 
strict subordination to a single steadfast aim you 
may learn of the soldier. Tact and sympathy to 
touch the personal in other men, you may learn 
from the statesman. Devoutness of mind and heart 
and will, which is greater than either and includes 
them both, you can best learn from Christ. This is 
your most precious birthright ; but one which like 
Esau you may easily forfeit. All you have to do to 
lose it is simply to drift along, thoughtlessly, aim- 



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lessly, doing as you chance to feel like doing, forget- 
ting that there is a higher will to be consulted ; and 
God simply drops out of your life before you know 
it ; and takes his blessing with him. Then things 
begin to go wrong with you, and you complain. 
Friends betray, and you grow embittered. Mis- 
fortune, sorrow, sin overtakes you ; and you settle 
into cynicism, moroseness and despair. Then you 
blame fortune, curse your luck, and in your bitter- 
ness feel that God is against you. In short you 
find yourself in Esau's plight ; your heritage gone, 
your life a desolation, and yourself the object of 
God's hate. And all that, not because there is aught 
of malice in the heart of God ; but simply because 
you have so neglected his guidance and control, that 
he could not give the blessing that he would. You 
lose your precious birthright, just because like Esau 
you hold it cheap. Beware how you thus bring on 
yourselves the hate of God. For of all the evils 
that can befall a man, this hate of God, which falls 
on the heedless, selfish, unprincipled man, is most 
terrible. Just so sure as you suffer either of these 
great qualities to drop out of your life, steadiness 
of purpose, consideration for others, reverence 
toward God, so sure will God stand with drawn 
sword across your path to block every move you 
try to make. He will come into your home and 
blight it with bitterness and strife ; he will con- 
front you in business, and rob you of that confidence 
of other men on which success depends ; he will 
scorch and burn your work till nothing of your 
pretence and insincerity but smoke and ashes shall 
remain; he will invade your body and wreak 
revenge for your vices on every nerve and tissue of 
your diseased and degenerate system ; he will rise 
up in your conscience, and make you despised and 
wretched there. So unescapable and remorseless is 
the righteous hate of a neglected and offended God. 

Let us rejoice, however, to remember, that God's 
love is just as free as his hate. 

Every man can have it who will simply keep his 
heart open to it, his will responsive to its just 
demands. You have simply to acquire the habit of 
reverent consultation with God in all your plans and 
purposes, and the habit of implicit obedience to 
whatever he shows you to be true and right. Then 
he is bound to guide you into lines of largest 
efficiency and useftilness. He will save you from 
ten thousand snares and complications into which 
your natural appetites and vanities and ambitions 
would lead you. Oh, my friends, this love 
of God that watches over every man 
who trusts him, never lets him go far 
astray, or leaves or forsakes him in the hour of 
need; which keeps him from the evils that beset his 
path, and holds him to the narrow way of duty, and 
gives him peace and joy therein; this love of God 
that floods the pure man's body with vitality, and 
keeps the temperate man's mind keen and clear ; 
and fills the kind man's home with happiness, and 
crowns the enterprising man's business with success, 
and fills, the devout soul with serenity and peace; 
this love of God which is round about the good 
man's life as the mountains are round about Jerusa- 
lem ; — this is the one great good in life. May you 
all be such men as God can love; and may the 
blessing of the God of Jacob be with you from this 
hour. 



TUESDAY. 
NINETEEN HUNDRED'S CLASS-DAY. 
The class-day exercises of the Class of 
1900 were held Tuesday, the 26th. The 
morning part of the program consisted of the 
oration by Albro L. Burnell and the poem by 
James P. Webber. 

CLASS-DAY ORATION. 

Ladies and gentlemen, alumni and fellow-stu- 
dents of the college — The class, under whose aus- 
pices the occasions of this day are held, welcomes 
you here. 

My friends politely call me "orator," but Cicero, 
in his treatise on oratory, declares that "in his 
opinion no man can deserve the title of a perfect 
orator unless he has acquired a knowledge of all 
important things and of all arts : for it is out of 
knowledge that oratory must blossom and expand, 
and if it is not on matter which the orator has 
fully mastered and understood, it is idle talk." 
Therefore it is with fear and trembling that I pro- 
ceed, lest that my words may di.sturb the spirit of 
that veteran devotee of oratory. Demosthenes used 
to shut himself up in a subterranean retreat that he 
might study undisturbed ; at the seashore he 
declaimed to the waves of the ocean that he might 
accustom himself to speaking to a tumultuous 
crowd ; as he paced the sands he struggled with 
pebbles in his mouth to perfect his articulation ; at 
home he would speak with a naked sword suspended 
over his shoulder that he might overcome a habit of 
raising and lowering it. It was this industry and 
devotion to his ambition that made Demosthenes 
the world's greatest orator. We Class-Day ora- 
tors are neither born nor made, but are elected to 
our position and title. We spend our time in some 
quiet retreat racking our brains for oratorical mate- 
rial, only to find our endeavors in vain. 

Mercury might have brought you a new message 
from the gods, but I can simply stand in the mar- 
ket place and repeat to others the thoughts of those 
leaders who address the people from the rostra. 

Believing that there is a great demand for cour- 
ageous and independent men in college, in business, 
in society and politics, and that the educated men 
are looked to as the guardians of civil liberty and 
the constructive forces of our Republic, I have 
chosen for my subject "Civil Courage the Essence 
of Civil Liberty." 

Civilization tends to create relations of depend- 
ence ; dependence of the individual upon friends 
and partisans, customers and voters, society and 
public opinion. It is this servility that is the cause 
of our existing moral cowardice and political 
recreancy. To meet the pressure of this enslaving 
force there arise forms of resistance that have 
come to equal if not to surpass martial courage in 
their importance. I refer to civil courage ; char- 
acterful self-assertion and independence of thought 
— "that inner power of resistance which calmly and 
firmly opposes every attempt to subject the individ- 
ual to established customs and authority, which 
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regardless whether such conduct brings favor and 
popularity or disfavor and contempt." 

Our nation has recently been at war with a 
foreign power and in less than four months has 
vanquished a foreign foe. In this conflict of arms 
our soldiers and sailors have done deeds that will 
be lasting in history. Dewey and his squadron 
have entered the mined harbor of Manila and 
destroyed a Spanish fleet ; Sampson and Schley 
have gained a victory off the coast of Cuba : Hobson 
has sunk the Merrimac ; our regulars and volun- 
teers, charging up steep inclines against a sheltered 
and entrenched enemy before Santiago, have mani- 
fested an unprecedented personal courage, and no 
less creditable was the indomitable bravery of those 
who met the burning fevers of Chicamauga. 

But are those men any less heroic, who, out of 
a sense of justice and love of patriotism, remained 
at home to face the responsibilities that have fallen 
upon their shoulders as a price of victory? Our 
chief magistrate may now be accused by political 
demagogues and crafty politicians as precipitating a 
war in the interest of a single party. I believe, 
however, that Mr. McKinley, regardless of party 
affiliations, was promoted by a sense of justice and 
acted in the interest of the honor and lasting benefit 
of the whole nation and the world. 

To-day we are assembled in a structure erected 
for a memorial to Bowdoin's sons who fought in the 
Civil War. Every name emblazoned upon those tab- 
lets is honored and revered. Who denies the mar- 
tial courage of our soldiers at Gettysburg, when for 
the sake of their cause, the Federal troops met the 
volleys from their enemies, and "were mowed down 
as blades of grass before a scj'the?" 

But, would you say that the civil courage of Mr. 
Lincoln was inferior to the martial courage of our 
veterans? He believed that "a house divided 
against itself cannot stand," that a "government can- 
not endure permanently half slave and half free." 
At the time of these utterances Lincoln was open 
to the protestations of his friends and the hack- 
neyed attacks of the supporters of slavery. Yet he 
refused to be crowded by the fears of his friends 
and the opposition of his enemies; ultimately came 
his famous proclamation : "I do order and declare 
that all persons held as slaves within said designated 
states and parts of states are and henceforward shall 
be, free." He died a martyr to his cause, and the 
memorable evening when Lincoln was shot at Ford's 
theater marks the end of a man whose civil courage 
gave civil liberty. 

It was the Revolutionary period that produced 
James Otis. At one time he appeared for Boston 
merchants as their counsel against "writs of assist- 
ance." He was offered a large fee, but refused it, 
saying, "In such a cause I despise all fees," and it 
was- in that remarkable speech of Mr. Otis, said 
John Adams, "the child of Independence was born." 
It was this brilliant and patriotic lawyer who, with- 
out the King's leave, moved an assembly of Con- 
gress. In his reply to the royal order demanding a 
dismissal of that assembly, Mr. Otis dared to say, 
"We are asked to rescind, are we? Let Great 
Britain rescind her measures or the colonies are lost 
to her forever." 

Let us grant then that to be a hero in civil life is 
no less honorable than a soldier in combat, and 
while in my transition to the application of my 



thought to public life and politics, let me briefly apply 
it to our college community. 

Here we spend four years studying the lan- 
guages, arts and sciences, and yet we are annually 
told in Baccalaureate sermons that there is no 
branch of study in our curriculum of which we are 
an authority. This is probably true, and besides, a 
year's study of the Encyclopedia Britannica would 
probably furnish us with all the facts acquired from 
text-books, laboratories, and lectures. 

What we do get that is prized above an authorita- 
tive knowledge of Greek roots, sines and cosines, and 
the atomic theory, is a training for public life that 
comes to us from social intercourse in the class- 
room, at the mass-meeting, on the athletic field, in 
the fraternal societies, and in the retreats of the 
dormitories. It is this training that is peculiar to 
college men that gives us confidence in ourselves 
and precedence in public life after graduation. 

We live in an environment of democracy. This 
puts upon us responsibilities that afford opportuni- 
ties for a manifestation of characterful self-assertion 
and independence of thought. We live in a minia- 
ture republic where the interests of which are the 
interests of every college student. 

In passing, let me point out some of the specific 
opportunities for characterful self-assertion on the 
part of college students. 

How often, in our colleges, favoritism is shown 
on the athletic field. Here is an opportunity for 
captains and athletes in authority to show a sense of 
justice and independent action, and for students in 
general to rise and demand "fair play." It should 
matter not whether the candidate for first base on 
the ball team or for right end on the foot-ball 
eleven has money, a knightly parentage, high social 
standing, or is a member of a certain fraternity. If 
the man in question merits a place on the nine or 
the eleven he should fill that place if it be at the cost 
of the captain's friend. He certainly ought not to 
be placed upon the bench of substitutes. 

In the political life of the college, what an oppor- 
tunity there is to stand for honest conviction 
against "class combines" and "lobbying." None of 
us would be so low and grovelling as to sell our 
vote at the polls to a red-nosed, battered old politi- 
cal ward parasite for a quart of whiskey taken in 
some secret place, but experience has shown that we 
do not hesitate to sell ourselves, our society delega- 
tion, the interest of class and college for a class part. 
It is your duty, gentlemen, to see that right pre- 
vails. It is the charge of every individual of the 
college to revolt against factional intrigue and 
"combines." an evil which, in the outside world, has 
grown into such enormous proportions. We want 
and must have an open door policy in the political 
life of our college. 

In most colleges there is a pernicious and per- 
sisting evil called "cribbing." Because it has always 
been present and is present does not give it license 
to continue. Not one of us is so devoid of a sense 
of right that would say that "cribbing" was justifi- 
able. Yet how many are there who dare denounce 
this existing evil in a manner that will create a sen- 
timent against it .so that it shall go from our institu- 
tion once and forever. Why do we not take a 
.stand against dishonesty in the class-room, in the 
laboratories and at examinations? Why? simply 
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whom? One college? No! Policy for the individ- 
ual, for such a position would bring upon him the 
sneers and contempt of his neighbors. Gentlemen, 
if we are such "policy men" and refuse to act 
against dishonesty, combinations, and favoritism, 
how can we expect to face the sterner problems of 
public life that will inevitably confront us? In "crib- 
bing" lies the foundation for a more vicious form 
of deceit — dishonesty in business, dishonesty in pub- 
lic affairs. In the "society combines" of class and 
college politics lies the embryo of the monopoly and 
political humbuggery. In "favoritism" in athletics 
lies the evil of "pulls" that have put so many incom- 
petent men into public office and wrought disgrace 
and shame upon nations. 

Each college man has his constituency of friends 
and favorites. He does not wish to see his neigh- 
bor conditioned in an examination when he can 
assist him, he will not vote for candidates, under any 
consideration, that are rivals of men of his own fra- 
ternity ; in assigning athletic positions the captain 
usually gives the benefit of the doubt to his friends. 
In respect to our attitude toward our constituents 
and the problems of college life, let me leave with 
you the words of Mr. Garfield, who said to his party 
friends, "I would do anything to win your regard, 
but there is one man whose good opinion I must 
have above all, and without whose approval I can 
do nothing. That is the man with whom I get up 
every morning and go to bed every night, whose 
thoughts are my thoughts, whose prayers are my 
prayers. I cannot buy your confidence at the cost 
of his respect." 

To-day we stand before you hopeful and 
expectant, and apart from the associations with col- 
lege, faculty and students, we are eager for the fray. 
We are young whelps trained for the gladiatorial 
combat of life, tugging at the chains that have held 
us to our tasks and with a scent of what lays before 
us we are about to be let loose into the world's 
arena in the presence of many witnesses. At this 
point let us consider how that we "may be instru- 
mental in bettering the condition of our city. State, 
and nation. What can we do that the Lord may 
say, "Well done, good and faithful servant, * * * 
enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." 

There is an enormous demand for men of civil 
courage, and undei'' existing conditions how can our 
nation hope for civil liberty unless you, gentlemen, 
will relieve her of the bonds that enslave her? Who 
will purge our political life of political demagogues 
of the species of Catalines, Tweeds, and Sweeneys? 
Who will check the unjust influence of co-operative 
wealth that has made the ice trust and no ends of 
truts and monopolies? The civil war emancipated 
the black man, but who will remove from us the 
yoke of the Devil's social despotism? 

The time has come when we must meet our 
opportunities and sacred duties. We must offer 
ourselves, a living sacrifice, upon the altar of the 
temple of our Republic. Everybody— merchants, 
preachers, lawyers, and teachers must enter into 
public life, destroy its evils and mold its future. 
We are a government of the people and bythepeople, 
and it behooves us to take our share in its man- 
agement. If we want good government we must 
produce good governors ; if we want good laws we 
must produce good law-makers. 

As long as honest men refuse to take an active 



interest in the details of political life there will 
always be corruption. I urge you to attend the 
primary meetings, serve on committees, hold office if 
need be. We should not only vote on public meas- 
ures but we should help to form those measures; we 
should not only cast our ballot for one of two can- 
didates, but we should help to make those candi- 
dates. 

In our large cities where elections involve taxes 
and expenditures, political wire-pullers are at work 
in the interest of the few and at the expense of the 
many. Political conspirators soon get control in the 
absence of those whose duty it is to check them in 
their depredations. If we do not rise and assert our 
independence and crush these octopuses by our 
speech and presence then we become enslaved, and 
slavery is sure to imdermine the Republic. 

The voting citizens of the United States are 
responsible for the corrupt conditions in the polit- 
ical life of our cities, states and nation. When 
honest men are as zealous in seeking good govern- 
ment as political "dodgers" are to destroy it, then, 
and not until then, will we be relieved of our bur- 
dens. 

When the voting element of the congregations 
of our churches, and the best of our business and 
professional men attend our caucuses and put up 
as candidates for the sherift"s office men of integrity 
and civil courage, then the Prohibitory Law of this 
State will no longer be the delight of Billy O'Brion, 
Kilday and O'SuUivan. 

When business men lend their voices against 
unscrupulous taxation and expenditures instead of 
confining themselves to their office, the club-rooms, 
or to driving a speedy team, then there will be 
municipal, state and national economy. When we 
can get around to sending honest and independent 
men to our state legislatures then Senators will no 
longer buy their way into the chamber of the 
L'nited States Senate. 

Many of us have already cast our first vote; we 
have taken sides on political issues, and have iden- 
tified ourselves with some political party. This 
matter of party is not to be discouraged, for we 
live in an age when concerted action is 
necessary for the accomplishment of our aims. 
Like the bundle of sticks— where there is union 
there is strength. Our suspension bridges are not 
supported by' single wires, but by cables made of 
many wires; ju,st so each administration of our gov- 
ernment is supported by a party made up of the 
majority of the people. Yet there is peril in parties 
and majorities. The majority may be seized with 
madness and a catastrophe is inevitable. Party 
spirt is not easily restrained, and it devolves upon 
men of civil courage to restrain party passion, and 
if need be to break away from_ its tentacles. "All 
men know more than any man" is a French epi- 
gram, but said Mr. Curtis, "A crowd is not wiser 
than the wisest man in it. For the purpose of the 
voyage the crew does not know more than the 
master of the .ship. The Boston town meeting was 
not more sagacious than Sam Adams. 'Vox Populi, 
vox Dei' screams the foaming rhetoric of the stump : 
the voice of the people is the voice of God. The 
voice of the people in London, says history, 
declared against street lamps and denounced inoc- 
ulation as wanton wickedness. The voice of the 
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Corday. The voice of the people in Jerusalem 
cried 'Away with him! Crucify him! crucify liim !' 
'God is on the side of the strongest battalions' 
sneers the party swindler who buys a majority with 
money or a place. On the contrary, answers the 
cool critic, reading history and interpreting its 
lessons, God was with Leonidas and not with 
Xerxes." 

In our Republic the majority rules. To differ 
seems eccentric and grotesque. Emerson said, of all 
his friends, he honored none more than a quiet old 
Quaker lady who, if she said yea and the whole 
world said nay, still said yea. 

Gentlemen, our future depends upon our acts. 
Are we to take sides with those who, asserting civil 
courage, have broken laws and stood against pub- 
lic opinion in the interest of right? Is our country 
worth more to us than mere individual material 
gain and party success? Shall we do our part to 
make the majority just, pure and humane? 

"Let us do our duty and pray that we may do 
our duty here, now, to-day, not in dreamy sweet- 
ness, but in active energy ; not in the green oasis 
of the future, but in the dusty desert of the pres- 
ent; not in the imaginations of others here, but in 
the realities of now." 



CLASS-DAY POEM. 

The June-tide's ripe, and all its bounteous boon 
Whose beauty fills the land to overflow 
Proclaims the splendor of the year's high noon, 
And all things thrilling feel the pulse and glow. 

Adown the dale, up hill, 'cross greensward sweep, 

'Mid pipe of bird and glance of sailing wing, 

In open field and in the forest deep 

The heart of man to Nature's heart doth ring. 

Each Spring's the same and yet they're ever new. 
And we who've seen of them a score and more 
Find this which into summer fades from view 
Like none that ever came our way before. 

Like exiles setting forth across the sea. 

Who watch the ever less'ning shore with tears, 

And each to each speak of the used to be 

And of the future with its hopes and fears, 

We lolled one sun-down on the campus green. 

The golden west. still streaming through the trees, 

And bathing all things in a magic sheen 

And making fleeting visions all one sees. 

And everything that dawned upon our sight 

Re-echoed but the melancholy sigh ; 

To each dear spot with memories bedight 

Prepare to bid a last and long good-bye. 

A-gazing wistful at the chapel spires, 

Illuminated by the fading light 

To darker turn as day at last expires 

And loom like spectres 'gainst the fields of night. 

One said: "For us the bell's last stroke has rung; 

No more half-jesting, half with thoughts above 

We'll hear the old familiar hymn-tunes sung. 

The good man give the message of God's love. 

Another, pointing where to-day we've met, 
No more we'll hear the contest for the prize, 



Or wtach our politicians fume and fret, 

Or gaze in dreamy dance in maiden's eyes.". 

"We'll tread no more the walk of scented pine," 

Another spake, "To see the well-fought game. 

To cheer the winner as he steps the line, 

Though as of old the shouts will ring the same 

And high ambition beat in manly breast. 

We know not where we'll be, yet this we know. 

We'll not be there rejoicing with the rest 

Or mourning when day's fortunes sadly go." 

Yon dormitories, commonplace, I trow, 
By daylight, but a-shining through the night 
Like men-of-war ablaze from stern to bow. 
Each window giant port-holes, filled with light, 
Maine, Winthrop, Appleton, a goodly fleet 
Of training ships that keep year in, year out, 
Their pleasant anchorage nor spread the sheet 
However much their lads may veer about. 

Old Massachusetts, homely, red-brick hall, 
Across whose ancient threshold must have passed 
Each student of Old Bowdoin, one and all. 
From oldest graduate to very last. 

The 'quiet town without the campus' bounds 
With memories filled of men and days of yore, 
Fair shaded street through which ofttimes resounds 
The river tumbling by the northern shore. 

The woods just o'er the cliffs across the bridge. 
Wherein we saw the winter's glory glow, 
Then April buds usurp the icy ridge 
And feathered folk return when blossoms blow. 

And that dear path that bears the poet's name. 
Where fancy fondly hopes he once did rove 
With eye and ear intent and heart aflame 
To hear a voice within the whispering grove. 

All these sweet scenes and many others, too, 
For us must pass to memory's magic box. 
And when some day we pull them forth to view 
We'll find them fragments through old Chronos' 
shocks. 

Perchance some stragglers come from year to year 

And wander musing where they once did live. 

They'll find the flock is scattered far and near 

And though a friend a cheering hand may give. 

The old, old days will never come again, 

Already some have left us for their task 

Amid the world of fortune-seeking men. 

It is too much for any one to ask 

That fate shall ever bring us all back here. 

Reunions such as that can never be, 

And if they could, we would not see, I fear, 

Each other as of old we used to see. 

But there's in sorrow what can make us weak. 
Can make the sad heart simply sit and dream, 
Rebuild the castles of the past and seek 
No longer things that are but those that seem. 
And, as we sorrow o'er departed bliss. 
Comes floating clear the poet's comfort call ; 
How better to have loved and lost it is 
Than never to have known that love at all. 
These scenes, these treasures of the memory 
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Throughout the years and till eternity. 

No friendships plighted here become untied. 

All promise is this season of the year. 

Prophetic of the harvest yet to be, 

While we who in life's spring-tide gather here 

Go forth the last fruits of the century, 

Go forth all hopefully to lead the life 

Prepared for eager heart and earnest soul, 

To strive to make the course with duties rife 

Itself a progress and itself a goal. 

James Plaisted Webber. 

At three o'clock in the afternoon the class, 
headed by the Salem Cadet Band, marched 
to the seats reserved for it under the Thorn- 
dike Oak. After a selection by the band the 
class president, Arthur Wood, introduced Mr. 
Islay F. McCormick, who delivered the open- 
ing address. The Class History was deliv- 
ered by Harold P. West, the Prophecies by 
Malcolm Sylvester, and the Parting Address 
by Alfred W. Levensaler. 

OPENING ADDRESS. 

Isi.AY Francis McCormick. 

Words of welcome to the halls and campus of 
Bowdoin never seem more unnecessary than on 
Class Day. To the college and to the graduating 
class it is an occasion of great rejoicing, and, as 
on all occasions of extreme gladness we delight 
especially to have our friends near us, so are you 
welcome on class day. This is the class day of 
1900, and with the same feelings, we e.xtend to 
you all a most cordial welcome to the exercises of 
the afternoon. 

As a class we stand to-day on the threshold of 
life, sober, earnest, serious life, and as the traveler 
turns and takes a last look on his home before he 
breasts the storm, we look back for a moment and 
live over again our four years' college course. 

What those iona years have meant to us, no one 
can conceive. Of lessons learned from professors 
and fellow-students, of friendships formed and 
cemented by mutual understanding, no one can tell 
the power in our lives. We have passed through 
Fortune's hands, sharing alike opposition and suc- 
cess. Every tribulation, robbing us of the favor 
of others, has but strengthened our reliance on 
each other. Every success has been but the cause 
for mutual congratulation. To-day, strong in our 
self-confidence, buoyant in spirit, we cast off every 
regret for the past, every care for the future, and 
indulge in the pleasures of the present. Our his- 
torian will relate to you a series of victories. Our 
prophet will lift the veil of the future and see for 
each of us a brilliant destiny. 

Notwithstanding the gaiety of the hour, there is 
a lurking shadow which the greatest good cheer 
cannot entirely dispel. A shade of sorrow dims 
the otherwise universal gladness. It is the sadness 
which pervades every farewell, be it said for a 
short time or forever. As classmates we bid 
farewell to each other to-day. The unity which 



our class has enjoyed must be broken, and diverg- 
ing paths will carry us out into the world farther 
and farther from each other. Some of those paths 
lead back to the old college ; some of them lead 
into eternity. Future Commencements will see 
part of us back to watch other classes smoke the 
pipe of peace and give the farewell grip. The rest 
will have only the undying memories of this day 
for consolation. But. however separated by dis- 
tance, the affinity which binds us together will still 
exist, and we shall continue united in class spirit 
and in loyalty to our dear old college. 

College life will shortly be to us past history. 
No more dependence on parents and friends, no 
more merry idling from room to room. This week 
we enter the service of a merciless task-master. 
The standards of our little college life must give 
way to those of the world. Although we see, as 
never before, the pleasures of a life in college, its 
friendly competition, its jovial good-fellowship, its 
unexacting demands, our grief at leaving it is 
mitigated by our desire to begin earnest work. 
This is truly the Commencement, the commence- 
ment of a life teeming with responsibilities, and we 
are eager to grapple with them. Our efforts, here- 
tofore, have been confined to the college world and 
have been necessarily restricted. We are now given 
full scope for all our faculties. We are about to 
take up weightier tools, to handle graver ques- 
tions, and to strive in all things to attain the 
respect of men. 

My classmates, ours have been exceptional 
privileges. These walks, which we have daily trod, 
are hallowed by the feet of men who have served 
their country and their college well. Wise and 
conscientious men have guided us in our work 
and have taught us lessons of truth and right. 
The example set us has been most worthy of emu- 
lation. We have spent four years in this prepara- 
tion for life, and now something is justly expected 
of us. The world pants for noble men, men 
whose impulses are lofty, whose ambitions are 
worthy, whose determination is strong. The pro- 
fessions call for men who will sacrifice to them 
the best of their lives. The church wants men 
consecrated to Christianity ; the bench, men above 
political corruption; science, men imbued with 
its spirit ; and business wants men, shrewd, broad- 
minded and honorable. 

The dawning of the twentieth century presages 
for our country an important position in the future. 
Vital questions of national policy will arise for 
settlement, and true patriotism alone will ensure a 
successful issue. Public sentiment will be guided 
largely by college men, and if the college man 
lacks patriotism, his country's blood will be upon 
his head. Increased privileges have brought 
added responsibility. 

The words I wish to say to you, members of the 
class of igoo, are not words of advice. I would 
simply have you remain men of Bowdoin, demo- 
cratic in spirit, advocates of all true progress, loyal 
to every worthy cause. Strive, in all things, to 
heighten the splendid lustre of our Alma Mater's 
name. 

Again, let me extend to you all, in behalf of the 
class, the heartiest welcome to these exercises. 
Enter into the spirit of the day to its fullest and 
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ing the inspiration of your good wishes. Encour- 
age us to turn to life and meet its duties as becomes 
men and Bowdoin men. 



CLASS HISTORY. 
Harold P. We.st. 

In September, i8g6, no comet blazed in the 
heavens to fill with dread the heart of man ; no 
forked lightning rent the brassy sky; no thunder's 
roar woke Doggy Jennings out of his perennial 
sleep ; no convulsions of the earth's foundations 
shook staid old Brunswick out of its ruts, a century 
deep, nor caused the "Seelick" men to think that, as 
doomsday had come, it was nearly time to put a 
bridge over the tracks on Main Street, — and yet the 
Class of igoo was about to enter Bowdoin ! 

Like most important events, except igoi's Tur- 
key Supper, it came almost uexpectedly. 

"Not as the conquerors come, 
We, the true-hearted, came. 

Not with the roll of the stirring drum 
Nor the trumpet that speaks of fame." 

No, indeed, we just sort of dropped in on the 
college, like a thief in the night, feeling very much 
like that malefactor. But we got together, prepared 
with still uncertain courage, to do or die. As near 
as I can remember, we were done by '99, and died 
to Buck. 

We were a woeful sight, without horses and 
unarmed, save one Spear, and but one Knight to 
lead us on to Fame's hard battle. 

One man was honest enough to admit that his 
name was Grass, but it took Professor Johnson half 
the year to be sure who owned the name. 

There was a deep irony in 'gg's mistake in let- 
ting Bragdon by, while they made Professor 
Mitchell take off his hat. No one else could have 
fooled anybody. 

I emphasize our greenness that you may do the 
more honor to our Alma Mater. She has trans- 
formed that herd of hopeless incorrigibility into the 
group of handsome, well dressed, mannerly and 
intellectual young gentlemen who honor the title of 
Bowdoin, 1900, and are throwing out their chests 
even as I speak. 

True, Hamlin, A Jay, still wears that face of 
cherubic innocence. Giles says Ha? and plays 
checkers with Clement as of yore. Not even the 
Verein could reclaim Towse Holmes from his down- 
ward career, and Bill Woodbury will conj ugate /< (u 
at ball games ; but as I survey yon benches 
on which sit "le creme de la crenie" I am lost in 
wonder that our mother's magic charm has taken 
effect so quickly. Yet not so quickly as it has 
seemed. Four years, crammed with "happen- 
stances," have rolled over us. 

How noiseless falls the foot of Time 
That only treads on flowers. 

Besides, not days, but deeds, truly measure time. 

And now, the sun of igoo sets on our college 
career, to shine with doubled lustre in the outer 
world. In the twilight hour, whose ruddy hues 
throw a poetic tint over them as they pass, the 
scenes of my life flit by my memory's eye. I see 



again the actors, and the comedies and tragedies 
they played. 

I feel like one 

Who treads alone 

Some banquet hall deserted. 

Whose lights are fled, 

Whose garlands dead, 

And all but he departed. 

Again our athletes, under the leadership of Jor- 
dan and Bill Phillips (who have fairly owned the 
gym ever since) move the hydrant, — to tears. I 
see our childish forms in the foot-ball rush, where 
we learned, with Paul, that it is hard to kick 
against the umpire, or bat foot-ball shoes with our 
shins. 

Once more I enter the giddy whirl of the Y. M. 
C. A. reception to Freshmen, and learn from the 
lips of its dear departed President the ethics of 
greasing a threshing machine, as exemplified by him 
on his tours in the great Northwest. 

Can I forget that Peanut Drunk? Never! Oh, 
that night in the cold and the dark, the kind of dark 
that you see "gooey" things in ; and the rain ! How 
the floods descended, as heaven wept for a parcel 
of fools out on a bust — for that's what we did with 
the jug — while we waited for our scouts, whom the 
Sophomores pinched and chucked into the coal bin. 
Often, after a Verein meeting, I see in my tor- 
tured dreams the bulging eyeballs of the terrified 
Flavins, who did not inscribe in our very appropri- 
ate class color, our symbols on the chapel steps, but 
who did run as he never ran before, nor since, 
though he always has boasted of a Goodspeed. 

By request, I pass over how Sylvie tried to ring 
the chapel spire with the jug handle, at which 
Lucien Libby felt so cut up, and how Sylvie sprinted 
three miles down the Mere Point road and didn't 
go home until morning. 

Well, after this initial spurt, we did little the 
rest of the year, except wood the Greek professor, 
dodge moisture, and distribute Indian-clubs and 
canes arid teeth among the upper classmen. Gen- 
erosity is our weakness. We have kept up our 
good gate by furnishing chapel doors, contributing 
to the Art Building our celebrated "Outlines in 
Stone, from Greece," and intend to leave, as a 
testimony of our love, a new library, a gym, two 
Science Buildings and a Memorial Hall in which 
the assemblies may be held. We shall probably 
leave the other buildings already here, as they are 
chained down. 

Our Freshman banquet over, and the summer 
flown, we returned to eat of the fruit of Sophomore 
bliss ; a fruit which, like that Mother Eve pur- 
loined, some years since, in the garden of Booth- 
bay Harbor, brought a heap of trouble and some 
little knowledge. Sophomoric bliss and Junior ease 
are as mythical as the Duke's moustache, or our 
Senior vacation. 

But there was fire in our eye ; Peleg Jordan 
vowed vengeance for his Freshman wrongs, and 
Alphabetical Beane had not forgotten his initiation 
into the Upward and Onward Society, when he, 
Charles Eugene Hill Beane, dressed in brief author- 
ity and a waterproof, celluloid smile, gave a dis- 
course on his Marlin rifle that would have put to 
shame Eine Schine Bunte Birney's famous discourse 
before the G. E. D. S. on the comparative cussed- 



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ness of the Latin and Teutonic races. What a 
cinch Sophomore year is ! You have on your hands 
a mob of creatures no fresher than yourselves, it is 
true, but fearfully disorganized and inexperienced 
in their freshness. Your duty is to scare from 
college as many as possible, and devise original 
methods of torture for the obstinate ones who 
remain. 

The original methods we used were all octoge- 
narians. 

The upper classmen throw mud at you if you 
dont' razoo, and if you do they wade in and swat 
you. The Sophomore is a good deal like the 
Preforeordestinarian whose creed taught him 

"You can't if you will. 
You must if you won't. 
You're damned if you do, 
You're damned if you don't." 

Yet we were not the class to turn aside for 
obstacles, but took the short cut for glory. Out of 
the tangle of scraps, and feeds, of work and play, 
that indescribable mix-up they call Sophomore 
year, a few events stand out distinctly. 

There is the lock-out, when our valiant troops 
stormed the dormitories, and got covered with glory, 
water and coal ashes. 

There is Hallowe'en, when we hung white 
streamers on the trees ; when Bill Woodbury tried 
to inveigle Major Shorey to write "Be Specific" on 
the door of the logic room, and when we borrowed 
a summer house from a well-known gentleman, and, 
according to certain accounts, broke the Sabbath, 
the organ, and twenty-five settees, having in all 
about $300 worth of fun. As Prex was only keeping 
his summer house to celebrate the next ball game, 
while the organ was quite blown, and the settees 
on their last legs, I think the faculty put rather a 
fancy price on the Sabbath. But then, "Did you 
ever know a Bowdoin man who zvasn't out for fun ?" 
Only General Sparks. He was in for his fun during 
the Yagger war. But I digress. 

It was at this time that our parents received 
notice from the acting President that our piety was 
so marked, with a black mark, as to merit public 
mention in chapel, and call forth his (ap) probation. 

Hope for a season bade the world farewell, 
And Freedom shrieked as our Probation fell. 

The smoke had hardly blown away when the 
college was startled to learn that the Art Building 
lay in ruins, wrecked by dynamite. After voting 
to expel 1900, the faculty suggested an investiga- 
tion. A careful search revealed the Art Building, 
as you see it to-day, handsome and proud. It 
seems that we were only having our Turkey Supper, 
a custom since discontinued. 

The other noteworthy event of Sophomore year 
was the arrival of Everett Birney Stackpole from a 
sister institution. The first of a proud series of 
acts was to abolish cutting, which he did, over 
Beane's mutilated corpse. The rumor that he was 
offered a seat on the faculty, in the place of either 
Harrry Emery or Joe Boyd, is groundless. 

It was in this year that Bobbie Farewell, on 
account of critical illness, was obliged to leave us, 
to our sorrow. 

During our Junior and Senior years we dropped 
the sensational method of winning fame, and chose 



a surer one. Each man has worked faithfully in 
his chosen line, till to-day we present a typical 
Bowdoin class, with a few good men to lead every 
college activity. In class athletics, indoors and 
out, we have won honor. A year ago we won both 
cups at the indoor meet, albeit this year Dan 
Pratt's squad of mowing machines, — but that's 
another story. Bacon, Clarke, Edwards, Chapman, 
Pottle and others have been towers of strength to 
the 'varsity teams. Socially and musically we have 
no equals. 

It would take a volume to relate our dormitory 
history and another for recitation breaks. To show 
how well we have succeeded in our self-culture, the 
feeds and good-fellowship, I will cite a few 
examples, such as Burnell's rendering of Piers 
Plowman, in which he proved that he knew little 
Latin and less Greek, but no early English whatever. 

Bragdon, the father of his class, the leader in 
scholarship, of high ambition, and likely to attain 
to it. 

Jimmie Webber, poet, journalist and musician, 
identified with the Quill, Bugle and Orient. 

Robbie, known in the catalogue and by his 
mamma as Clarence Cromwell Robinson, a youth 
who would make an excellent rascal, were he not 
determined to be a saint, but whose religion cannot 
quite subdue the frolicsomeness of his disposition. 

Charlie Beane, whose generosity would make 
him lend his last collar button. 

Joe Whitney, who defers only to Touse Holmes 
as a Verein raconteur, whom his freight train of 
honors has been unable to spoil. 

Sime Hamlin, who can lead an innocent like Ward 
up to Boston to see Sapho with the same equanim- 
ity with which he tells us his fish stories. 

Islay Mac, our bonnie braw laddie, the com- 
poser, and alas, the singer of that touching melody, 
"Erin go hoot." It is touching! he goes around 
with the hat and touches us. He also has an 
interesting collection of damaged hearts. 

Doc Strout, who holds the belt as the best all- 
around bluffer the college can boast. Up to the 
22d of May in his Junior year, he had not done a 
stroke of work. He has done none since. He is 
taking a special course in Gardiner, but has 
dropped down to-day to see us graduate. 

Burbank, in Brunswick a Duke, in Bath a 
Knight, in fact every night He is the college 
wag. During the Yagger war, when the enemy 
were shelling our position, a missile, feathered, to 
make it go straight I presume, struck him in the 
back of the neck. He remarked that, judging by 
his feelings, which were considerably hurt, the 
yaggers used either China eggs or Plymouth Rocks, 
but his nose told him they were Lays of Ancient 
Rome. The enemy fled precipitately. 

Joey Pearson, always the same, cheerful and 
smiling, an excellent but unassuming scholar, a true 
gentleman, without an enemy in the world, in whose 
hands the one permanent class office, that of sec- 
retary, has been most fittingly left. I fain would 
mention every man, but must not. That we are all 
royal good fellows we know, for at the Shakes- 
peare reading in Memorial Hall, at the words, 
"exit the King," 1900 left in a body. If there is a 
feeling of genuine sorrow in the hearts of those 
we leave, it is less for what we have done than for 
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friends ; to live sunny, courageous lives ; to enter 
heartily into all good aims. The consciousness of the 
true worth and companionability of every man 
among us is the tie that binds us too close for 
separation. 

When President Hyde and Brother Tibbetts 
agree on matters of religion; when Prof. Wood- 
ruff reduces his season of prayer to one sweet 
hour of the same ; when we find a man to fill Harry 
Emery's place in our hearts ; when Prof. Files tells 
a class it is not "simply the very best class he 
ever had" ; when Alf, the boy wonder from Thom- 
aston, "experiences religion," from which he is as 
far as haste is from the West; when we beat Bates 
on Ivy Day ; then fade our loyalty to Bowdoin, 1900. 

And though my rambling tale pause here, yet 
put no period to our history. Wherever we go, we 
will continue to be one class, united in fraternal 
and filial love. Not until the recording angel in 
garments of light, shall open the scroll whereon are 
written the deeds of men, shall our complete his- 
tory be known. 'Twixt now and then, we tread 
our separate paths, living out the principles learned 
here, faithful sons of our Alma Mater. 

Though lost to sight to memory dear 

We ever will remain. 
One only hope our hearts can cheer, 
The hope to meet again. 
Deal gently, Father Time, deal gently. 



PROPHECY. 

After all is said and done, it is the future with 
its brilliant possibilities rather than the musty, irre- 
vocable past, that chains our attention and wins 
our interest. To the glorious record of our past 
deeds accomplished jointly and severally we have 
listened with many a fond recollection. It has been 
no dishonor to our versatile historian that he has 
been able to impart but the faintest impression of 
our real greatness ; and this, not as certain of his 
detractors basely insinuate, because like the Father 
of his country, he could not tell a lie, for, as one 
fully acquainted with his manifold genius, I deny 
such malicious reflections, but rather because there 
might not be found among all men any mind ade- 
quate to the full task. His efforts,, however incom- 
plete as they must necessarily be, have awakened in 
our minds a longing, most pardonable on this day 
of days, to learn what train of unparalleled accom- 
plishments shall attend our course in the future. 
And surely the interest of our friends can not 
have been but stimulated to a fiercer heat by the 
efforts of our talented historian, and to them I 
promise that no less truthfully than he has related 
the past, shall I disclose what the Fates have 
reserved for the future. 

■ Why you, fellow-classmates, chose me as your 
prophet i am unable to say, unless it be that I 
better than any other answered the Scriptural 
requirement of being without honor in my own 
country. Whether this limitation be figurative or 
literal it matters little; my friends insist that you 
have chosen the most fitting candidate, for have I 
not. they assert, an unappreciating reputation for 
veracity in my North Appleton home? Or if, on 
the other hand the injunction is figurative, then 
even as I am at home only in spinning some fanci- 



ful yarn or other so aLso will they inform you that 
in such occupations I am absolutely withtjut honor, 
gathering figs ft'om thistles, and reaping wliere I 
have not sown. 

In former years, class prophets \vbi>se trust- 
worthiness I will mercifully leave iincrilici/.id liave 
resorted to various mechanical devices in furelell- 
ing the future. Of such methods I will say only 
that the results, like all machine-made products, 
have their faults. For instance, according to Prof. 
Rob's nickel-in-the-slot machine, a certain man, 
who shall be nameless, was to have become a 
clergyman, and in celibate retirement to have aided 
in establishing the great truths of Christianity, 
whereas it is well known that his parish work 
proved to be fitted only for the silent hours of the 
darkest nights and that his contribution to the sum 
of truth was in confirming the axiom that the way 
of the transgressor is hard, for he is still in clink 
in solitary confinement. It is this indefiniteness 
that renders machine-made prophecies unreliable. 
Nor on the other hand was I bold enough to claim, 
like a recent prophet, a descent from the Biblical 
sages, for I feared that you, with no less critical 
eye, would object even as we objected then, pre- 
senting prima .facie evidence as proof positive of 
the falsity of such a statement. Everybody was 
onto -Craze. He never descended from anything; 
he just growed. 

In such a predicament every avenue seemed 
closed. The great problem of our future was likely 
to remain forever locked in the bosom of a relent- 
less fate. I became desperate. I would accept any 
means of inspiration. I asked my friends for 
points. .At this juncture Peleg Jordan advised a 
p(o)int of port, which he said had made his tongue 
wag such promises of the future that even Bob 
Chapman was deceived and lent a quarter to be 
returned as soon as Peleg could break a ten- 
dollar bill. The advice proved useless. I began 
to grow thin. The faculty noticed it. Professor 
MacDonald also exhibited considerable anxiety in 
regard to my condition. Even my chapel excuses. 
Professor Emery said, were getting too thin. (I 
thought so, too, then.) One day in speaking of 
the growth of the college someone commented on 
the surprise good old Governor Bowdoin would feel 
could he see the present magnitude of the institu- 
tion which had its origin in his humble gift. "Per- 
haps," said another, "he has watched its growth 
and even now, in his spiritual body, keeps close 
watch over our halls and campus, holding nightly 
vigil in shaded path or dusky recitation room." 

To this conversation I owe this paper. I will 
not deny but that some modicum of natural wit 
aided me in my enterprise, but the inspiration came 
here. I would see our venerable founder if he still 
kept watch within our confines. I would implore 
his aid. Surely, with his ghostly knowledge and a 
century's experience of Bowdoin men he could set 
me to rights. But how to find him and how, after 
finding him, to procure his aid, there was the rub. 
A week of nights spent in resultless search con- 
vinced me that common methods were useless. I 
must invent some way of obtaining a meeting with 
him. Here came the exercise of that fiendish ingen- 
uity which marked my proceedings. Fellow-class- 
mates, and members of the faculty, and all of you 
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humbly crave your pardon for a desperate man, 
for here, even here, under this venerable oak, did I 
foully rear a mischievous contrivance ; here, even 
here, for an insiduous attraction, did I catch and 
impale my trembling baits (from a neighboring 
institution, as our historian so fittingly says) man 
to allure my prey, and even here was our dignified 
and unsuspecting founder attracted by the odor and 
cries of his customary prey, caught and strapped, 
choking and struggling, into space by an invidious 
rope which my hands confess to concealing. At 
that moment I was as horrified as you now must 
be. I rushed to the spot where the outraged gen- 
tleman was frantically kicking and wildly implored 
his pardon. He was furious. "Dear Uncle Jimmy," 
cried I, "forgive this shameful trap. You behold 
before you a desperate man, a being pursued by a 
relentless fate, a wretch driven by all the Furies, 
the prophet of the Class of igoo. In this action I 
sufi'er more than you, but I must not, cannot, will 
not let you down until you promise me your aid. 
Kind Uncle James, will you not unfold to me the 
future whose secrets you know so well ? At this 
piece of flattery the old gentleman softened a bit 
and I lowered him an inch or so. By the time his 
toes touched the ground desire and compassion 
together effected the accomplishment of my desires. 
"My son," said he, "your sin is equalled by your 
woes. The destinies of your class are truly too 
great a load for the human mind. You are for- 
given. Live in peace and leave the future to me. 
So saying he assumed a comfortable position under 
the tree, offered me his snuff-box, and proceeded 
as follows : 

The greatest man in your class by all odds is 
Styphax Clarke. He wants to be a member of the 
State Legislature, but votes cost good money in 
Damariscotta, so Styphax will marry the village 
heiress and with her money be elected on a citi- 
zens' ticket. Now Albert will learn that personal 
beauty is more in female eyes than political prefer- 
ment, for a blooming Adonis in the person of 
Archie Hamlin who was the favored suitor before 
the snake entered the Garden of Eden will regain 
the lady's affection and effect a runaway match. 
Albert will be then free to realize his ambition, 
which is to own the legislature, the State house, the 
capitol and a few other unimportant trifles. But he 
will have a thorn in the flesh in the guise of Beadle, 
who will be a reforrper, and try to purify State pol- 
itics. In testifying against Clarke, in a bribery 
investigation, however, he will get so tangled up by 
the subtle cross-examinations of Percy Giles, 
Albert's old college friend and admirer, that he 
will be glad to escape with nothing worse than a 
blasted reputation, and so he becomes pastor of the 
Plymouth Church. By the way, Giles married that 
girl in Boothbay and they have a little bud which 
she says is the perfect image of its pa. 

Speaking of ministers, if }'0U are ever in Ban- 
gor you will see in one of the most fashionable pul- 
pits a curly-headed cherub with a pink in his but- 
ton-hole whom you will recognize as Clarence Rob- 
inson. Clarence is the idol of the female part of 
his congregation ; has babies named after him and 
officiates in christenings and the like with great 
success. He comes, however, very near losing his 
pastorate when one of the church committee runs 
across one of those real naughty sonnets he wrote 



for the Okient when in college. His wife as a 
further punishment croons them over each night as 
she rocks the baby to sleep. 

When Nature lets slip one phenomenon like Rob 
she always tries to compensate by another in order 
to maintain the eternal balance of things. There- 
fore, when Nature in a moment of caprice gave 
birth to Rob she made Sparks. There arey are, the 
two opposites, Rob meek, mild and gentle-mannered. 
The General, true to his fiery origin, hard and 
ferocious. Rob, the pure-souled cleric, and Sparks, 
the evil-minded criminal and jail-bird. Rob always 
has valued Sparks as an example. That is why he 
roomed with him, for the sake of the contrast. That 
is why in this church you will see, sitting in the front 
while Rob from the pulpit calls attention to the 
comparative rewards of the just and the unjust, the 
familiar figure of our old friend. General Sparks. 
And Sparks with the same deference to Rob's pur- 
pose which was characteristic of him in college, has 
consented to become a lawyer and defends old soaks 
at so much per head. 

Speaking of soaks — ^Jordan is in for it if he only 
knew it. It would have been ten dollars in Peleg's 
pocket if he had never been born. He will become 
engaged to an heiress with expensive tastes for 
flowers, caramels, lap-dogs, and the like. As usual, 
he will borrow the money for the purposes of his 
courtship, promising to pay upon marriage. But the 
lady, discovering that Peleg used a curling solution 
upon his hair, refused to consider his suit further, 
and so Peleg fell into the hands of the Jews, who 
kept him languishing in a debtor's prison until his 
old friend. Bob Chapman, a prosperous banker, buys 
him out and gives him a job in his office building 
fires, etc. This is a soak. 

Spear and Strout will both be successful physi- 
cians in Gardiner. They uniformly refuse to leave 
the town on professional visits and limit town calls 
to ten minutes' duration for men only. They both 
say there is no place like home, sweet home. 

Charley Potter is another man who is occa- 
sionally seen off the campus. His friends caught 
him and locked him into a room with an anatomy 
and a materia medica in hopes to make a doctor of 
him, but the neighbors complained to the S. P. C. A. 
and Charley ran away with a circus. 

The law finds many representatives in this class. 
Three of the most important are Freddy Knight, 
Alf Levensaler, and Daisy Bell, who will form a 
noted firm in Boston. They three have a club, the 
members of which number three ; they are Daisy 
■Bell, Freddy Knight, and Rumny Levensaler. 
Freddy asked me last Saturday not to say anything 
about that club, so I will only say it is a club, — that 
is to say, — a — a club. Duke Burbank wanted to 
join, but Rumny said, "No, boy!" and Daisy said 
"fergit it." 

If you desire to see a Daniel come to judgment 
wait a few years and visit the court over which 
Tubber Merrill presides. No funny business there. 
Why, he even gave Dick Parsons and Judge Hamlin 
30 days apiece, simply because they'd been up three 
times. 

There is one association which will be formed of 
Bowdoin men destined to be famous. It is the 
Clement-Clough communal experiment. Bragdon 
plans to look out for the spiritual welfare of the 
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which the children are all housed. The children are 
awfully loud of Towscr because he tells thcin nice 
little stories. Bill Woodliury tends to the legal 
interests of the colony. Williams is superintendent 
of schools, while Russell superintends the agricul- 
tural department. Stubby Randall runs a big fac- 
tory which turns out rubber necks fur summer wear. 
They may also be worn in the winter. Sime Ham- 
lin planned to join this colony, but he guessed he 
wouldn't, 'cause, darn it all, they warn't going to 
give him any time to fish. 

At this point my informant suddenly broke off 
and requested me to travel with him to Pink's lec- 
ture room, where he would show me some interest- 
ing pictures with the stereopticon. I didn't ask 
him how he did it, but this is what I saw. 

A great picture of the interior of a church was 
presented to my view. At the organ sat the talented 
musician, Webber; by his side, rolling out great vol- 
umes of melody, stood IVIon. Willeard, the famous 
basso; in the pulpit sat Islay McCormick in volum- 
inous robes. The doors in the rear of the church 
open and a bridal party appears and advances to the 
altar. I recognize my former pal, Gussie Shorey. 
Behind him as best man stands his life-long friend 
and college room-mate, Harry, now Judge, Cobb. 
The service proceeds while the large audience pays 
closest attention. When the preacher reaches those 
final words, "Has any one aught to say why these 
two should not be man and wife?" a dozen female 
voices cry assent. Consternation reigns. It seems 
that dear old Gus in his careless way must have 
imagined he had as many hearts as an angle-worm, 
for he has promised one to each of the fair claim- 
ants. The best man now distinguishes himself. He 
ofifers in his customary concise language three pro- 
posals for their consideration : ist, that the several 
claimants draw lots for position and conclude a 
union with their loved one upon the demise of the 
lady immediately preceding them, which event the 
Judge ventures to predict will in no case be unwar- 
rantably delayed ; 2d, that the entire party remove to 
Salt Lake City, where immediate and joint union 
may be obtained ; 3d, that, according to the decision 
of Judge Solomon in the ease of Mrs. Solomon, 6th, 
vs. Mrs. Solomon, 9th, when a single person belongs 
to two or more rival claimants, said person may be 
divided in equal proportions among them, which 
precedent might be held as applying to the present 
case. The charm of his manner no less than the 
elegance of his diction, creates such an impression 
among the ladies that one and all resolve that mind 
is more to be desired than personal beauty, and for- 
getful of their previous passion, fall in love upon 
the spot with the Judge. He, however, is not in the 
least dismayed at this denouement, not he. Could 
they but see the litter of scented and tinted mis- 
sives upon his study table, they, too, would realize the 
futility of such a passion, for Judge Cobb is a 
woman hater. Away in the future I see him old, 
wrinkled, and chair-ridden, at the mercy of a house- 
hold of servants, not even having life enough to 
repulse the cook, who drinks gin and kisses him 
periodically for the sake of his mother. 

The next picture is a domestic scene. Beside a 
bright hearth sit a man and a woman. The woman's 
foot gently swings the cradle by her side. Whisker 
Woodruff's famous proposition to the faculty is at 
last answered. We know now what Basses ail is. 



The next was altogether dilTerent — rocks, rocks, 
and nothing but rocks, and two men prying with 
pick and bar. Suddenly one gives a luud cry and 
holds up a glittering fragment. They examine first 
it and then the ledge it came from, and then fall 
into each other's arms. Now mother can have that 
new dress, says one, while the other, taking a bat- 
tered base-ball out of his pocket, murmurs, "At 
last ! A.t last I" Is there any need for me to name 
Percy Bab and Harry Bacon? 

Next the white wall showed me a ban(|Urt talile 
set in the Gym. It was evidently a Commencement 
banquet. At the head of the table I recognized with 
difliculty H. Clinton McCarty, representative to 
Congress from the First District. As various 
toasts are answered, I note Bill Phillips' cheerful 
face. He is a walking delegate for the Knights of 
Labor. Joe Pearson, Professor of Chemistry, 
responds to the sentiment, "Alma Mater." Bishop 
Lee speaks briefly on "After College, What?" I see 
also Pope Harris and Bob Edwards, who are sup- 
posed to be engaged in one of those business enter- 
prises peculiar to Maine and particularly so to the 
eastern part of the State. Silence concerning their 
project is the greatest kindness to them. 

The scene now changes with lightning rapidity 
to a tropical isle. Who is this we see upon a sandy 
beach surrounded by dusky natives? It is Rowell, 
Burnell, Beane, and Pinky Lee, who are on an expe- 
dition. The dusky belles try to persuade them to 
stay. Burnell palavers at great length, and at last 
drags Chenery down to the boat in safety. But 
Beane and one other remain. 

And still another scene is thrown upon the 
screen. It is a large room filled with young ladies. 
Prominent in the foreground sits one lone young 
man, the recipient of a hundred tender glances. It 
is evidently a religious gathering of some sort, and 
as the leader calls for a few remarks from Brother 
Gould we see that it is the female seminary in which 
"Father" is going to be gymnastic instructor. 
Heaven bless you. "Father," in your work. 

Next there is thrown upon the canvas a group of 
college buildings, from one of which is pouring a 
stream of fellows. "Well, what did yoii do to 
Schone Blunie this morning?" queries a by-stander. 
"I knocked him clean out of the genealogy of the 
Stackpoles," he answers, and they pass on, laugh- 
ing. Whereby I learn that our lineal descendant of 
the Stackrock is now a Professor of Political 
Economy. 

With this last picture Gov. Bowdoin remarked 
that as the gas had ceased flowing he must resume 
our history by narration. 

"There are some few men left," said he, "to dis- 
pose of. First there's Joe Whitney, who will be a 
great theater manager working for stage reform. 
Colesworthy won't make up his mind to be anything 
until after it's too late. Pottle is going to be a cor- 
poration lawyer, and Harry Goodspeed is going to 
run a dive on the Bowery." Here the old man 
heaved a sigh of relief, as at a labor done. "But 
you haven't told me of Palmer, nor of West, nor 
Wood yet," I exclaimed. 

"O, yes. I see you will have your pound of flesh. 
You remember Palmer and West promised to shake 
hands in Berlin five years after graduation. Well, 
Phil meant to go in style, so he began teaching 
school, planning to save $200 each year. But he 



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gave up trying to save money when he could put it 
into good, new clothes, and anyway he guessed he 
had friends enough to send him when the time 
came. Fortunately and most opportunely, as it 
would seem, Phil fell in love with and married a girl 
having money. Phil stipulated that the honeymoon 
should he spent in Europe. Now Harold had 
worked his passage over upon a cattle-steamer 
immediately after graduation and had fallen into an- 
other sort of misfortune. He had no difficulty in 
understanding German as well as the maniac who 
invented it, but he couldn't talk it. The first thing 
he did, therefore, was to wander into some forbid- 
den part of the city, where his attempted explana- 
tions gave the police the idea that something derog- 
atory to the Emperor was being insinuated, and his 
appearance being against him, he was marched off 
to prison, kept in close confinement, and labelled 
"ciangerous." Now it happened that just as, after 
some years, he was emerging from the gates the 
lady and Palmer, who were doing Europe on one of 
Art Wood's personally conducted tours, came 
along. The recognition was mutual, and Harold's 
joy was pathetic, but Phil, catching a mandatory 
glance from mciiier vranso, drew back his extended 
hand and passed on. Later, while his wife was 
engaged in an altercation with a tradesman, he 
stole back and slipped a ten-pfennig piece into 
West's hand, complaining that his better-half allowed 
him but a mark a week. Then as quickly he cau- 
tiously stole back again. Poor Pat, we pity him, 
and we assure him that although he got into this 
scrape by being too dependent upon others, yet there 
are a few friends he may yet greet with the glad 
hand when he can steal a moment from the seclu- 
sion of his home. As for Harold, when Arthur 
Wood heard of his plight he paid his way home, 
where we hear he is preparing a work on Socialism. 

"There is yet one member in your class," con- 
tinued my now weary companion, "for whom I have 
great love, and your prophecy would be incomplete 
did it not include your honorary member Cor dis- 
honorary member as he prefers to be called) Harry 
Emery. Like the rest of you he graduates with this 
year to a larger, fuller life, which he will meet with 
the same courage and sensibility which distinguished 
him here at Bowdoin. As with you, success and 
advancement await him, and I see honors, at which 
I may but hint, awaiting the son whom Bowdoin 
considers worthy." y 

Just at this moment a terrific bellowing and 
general disturbance burst on our ears, and Governor 
Bowdoin' disappeared in a flash of light just as he 
was about to tell what particular thing Professor 
Harry was to get. I went out and found it was 
only our own ambitious Lee practicing his Com- 
mencement part.. But Governor James Bowdoin 
was irrevocably gone. 



PARTING ADDRESS. 

Mr. President, Classmates, and Friends: 

Life is as vast and variable as the mighty ocean — 
at one moment, gleaming with sunshine, gently 
moved by soft and propitious breezes, beautiful and 
harmonious ; at the next darkened by lowering 
clouds, wildly tossed by tempestuous winds, dis- 
cordant and inharmonious. Such, my friends, marks 
the step from college life to the broader life beyond 



— the one, full of the sunshine of youthful happi- 
ness; the other, darkened by the clouds of sorrow 
and adversity. Such a step we are, indeed, exceed- 
ingly loath to take. 

Here we have passed the formative period of our 
youth ; here the ties of association have become 
welded into bonds of the warmest friendship and 
closest intimacy. Here, too, apreciation of each 
other's character, regard for their courteous and 
gentlemanly bearing, has become a source of pleas- 
ure and of pride. A love, pure in its unselfishness, 
noble in its nature, has been fostered in the hearts 
of all. Truly, such friendship is ideal. It is the 
friendship of youth unmarred by sordid gain and 
worldly aggrandizement. 

The spring-time of our manhood has passed as a 
dream. Happiness has ruled supreme and har- 
mony has ever existed without a discordant note to 
mar the beauty of its sweetness. But soon, ah too 
soon, this happiness will be a mere remembrance ! 
Each must go his separate way; each must perform 
his task alone. 

"Yet ah, that Spring should vanish with the Rose ! 
That youth's sweet-scented manuscript should 

close ! 
The Nightingale that in the branches sang, 
Ah, whence, and whither flown again, who knows?" 

Ah, whence, and whither flown again, who 
knows! Who knows, indeed? Who can tell where 
the morrow will find us? Some may escape the pit- 
falls and brambles of life; others are destined to 
encounter its hardships and sufferings. Some may 
bask in the sunshine of ease and opulence; others 
are destined to toil in the darkness of grief and 
poverty. Wherever we may be, under whatever cir- 
cumstance of life, we should do well to remember 
the wise precept laid down by our beloved and ven- 
erated Longfellow — "Live up to the best that is in 
you, live noble lives, as you all may in whatever con- 
dition you may find yourself, so that your epitaph 
may be that- of Euripides : This monument has not 
made thee famous, O Euripides ! but thou makest 
this monument famous." 

We have been well trained as comisared to many, 
yet we are but poorly fitted to cope with the prob- 
lems of life. We are but as frail barks on the 
waves of the ocean. Nevertheless, these frail barks 
of inexperienced manhood, launched on the turbu- 
lent waves of worldly strife, are buoyed up by sweet 
remembrances and noble ideals. May these barks, 
guided by the beacon light of our dear Alma Mater, 
cast their anchors in a haven of quiet and blissful 
repose. 

But we must say farewell ; yet to say farewell is 
like echoing the dismal cry of a lost soul. It gives 
no hope for the future. Therefore, classmates, let 
us not say farewell, but rather those beautiful Ger- 
man words, "Auf IVicdcrschen." In that there is 
hope — the hope of return, the hope of renewing our 
youth amid the scenes we love. Classmates, "Auf 
U'cidcrschcn." 

To thee, O Bowdoin, is due that which we can 
never repay. Thou hast been a kind and thoughtful 
mother, a wise and just preceptor. We love thee, 
we honor and revere thee. Four years thou hast 
watched over, nourished and strengthened us. The 
love of honor, the regard of virtue, and the princi- 
ples of intergrity thou hast instilled in our hearts. 
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been surmounted, difficulties made easy. As we 
leave thy sacred halls and peaceful shades, thoughts 
inexpressibly sweet, incomparably sad, conflict within 
our breasts — thoughts of the many joyful days, 
thoughts of leaving all behind. Let the gentle 
breath of thy benediction encircle us like the sweet 
fragrance of budding roses. We depart, but we 
cannot forget thee, for in the dark hours of the 
night, when far from thy protecting arms, gentle 
breezes, murmuring through our beloved pines, shall 
speak thy name in rhythmical cadence, soft and low. 
The paths of duty will undoubtedly lead us amid 
many scenes of pleasure as well as sorrow, but the 
brightest star in the constellation of our happier 
days shall be thine, O Bowdoin, our Alma Mater. 

All of the parts were very entertaining, 
as were the musical numbers which occurred 
between each. 

After the parting address the class 
marched out on to the campus, where they 
formed a circle and smoked the pipe of peace, 
after which, headed iDy the band, the class 
marched round the campus and cheered the 
buildings in farewell. After cheering 
Memorial Hall the ode was sung and good- 
byes were said. 

From 8 until 9 o'clock a promenade con- 
cert was given on the campus. The Com- 
mencement Hop began at 9 o'clock. An order 
of 24 dances was enjoyed. The music for the 
hop was furnished by the Salem Cadet 
Orchestra. The order of dances was as 
follows : 

1. Waltz — Auf Wiedersehen. 

2. Two-Step — Stars and Stripes Forever. 

3. Waltz. — Serenade. 

4. Two-Step — Hands Across the Sea. 

5. Waltz — I)lue Danube. 

6. Two-Step — The Gridiron. 

7. Waltz— Babbie. 

8. Two-Step— Charlatan. 

9. Portland Fancy — Cuspido. 

10. Waltz— Ma Belle Adone. 

11. Two-Step — Smoky Mokes. 

12. Waltz — Bowdoin Waltzes. 

13. Two-Step — Telegraph My Baby. 

14. Waltz — My Lady Love. 

15. Two-Step — Runaway Girl. 

16. Waltz — Impromptu, Chopin. 

17. Two-Step. The Man Behind the Gun. 

18. Waltz— My Estelle. 

19. Two-Step — Hannah's Promenade. 

20. Waltz— The Zenda Waltzes. 

21. Two-Step— Night Off. 

22. Waltz — The First Violin. 

23. Two-Step — My Angeline. 

24. Waltz — Dreamland. 

From the beginning of the evening exer- 
cises to the last strain of music at the Hop the 



day was a success and was thoroughly enjoyed 
Ijy Nineteen Hundred's many visitors. 

WEDNESDAY. 

MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATION. 

The graduating exercises of the Maine 
Medical School occurred Wednesday in Me- 
morial Hall. At nine o'clock the class, led by 
its marshal, Wallace Wadsworth Dyson of 
Portland, marched into the hall. The exer- 
cises were opened by an address by the Rt. 
Rev. Robert Codman, Jr. The oration was 
delivered by Virgil Connor Totman, A.M., 
which was followed lay the presentation of 
diplomas. 

Music was furnished by the Salem Cadet 
Orchestra. 

The members of the class are: Daniel 
Alden Barrell of Auburn, George Kennison 
Blair of Boothbay Harbor, Charles Oscar 
Caswell, A.B., of Portland, George Appleby 
Coombs of Brunswick, Edson Selden Cum- 
mings of Lewiston, Philip Webb Davis, A.B., 
of Portland, Wallace Wadsworth Dyson of 
Portland, Francis William Donahue, A.B., of 
Portland, Carl Roswell Doten of Portland, 
Fred Eugene Earle of Kent's Hill, Edmond 
Payson Fish of Fairfield, George Varnum 
Fiske of Epsom, N. IT., Harry Everett Grib- 
bin, A.B., of Portland, Alfred William Has- 
kell of Portland, Owen Berry Head of Den- 
mark, Clarence Eugene Hight of Jefferson, 
N. H., Frank Henry Hobbs of Watcrboro, 
William Everett Jonah, A.B., of Eastport, 
James Aldrich King of Millville, Mass., 
James Webster Loughlin of New York, N. 
Y., Eugene Miller McCarty of Woodfords, 
John Sewell R^illiken of Surry, Frederick Ber- 
thel Peabody of Phillips, Edwin Francis 
Pratt, A.B., of Topsham, Lester Given Purin- 
ton, A.B., of Bowdoin, Samuel Gray Sawyer 
of Limington, Ervin Linwood Soule of 
Knightville, Harry Kingsbury Stinson of 
Richmond, Albert Fales Stuart of Appleton. 
Harry Coulter Todd, A.B., of Calais, Virgil 
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Edson Waldron, A.B., deceased, of Water- 
ville. 

THE PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION. 

The reception of President and Mrs. 
Hvde to the ahimni and friends of the col- 
lege was held in Memorial Hall Wednes- 
day evenine: from 8 to lo p.m. 



ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MAINE 
I-IISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

The annual meeting of the Maine Histor- 
ical Society was held Wednesday, the 27th. 
Hon. Rufus K. Sewall of Wiscasset presided 
in absence of the president, Hon. James P. 
Baxter. 

The following board of officers was 
elected : President, James P. Baxter ; Vice- 
President, Rufus K. Sewall; Corresponding 
Secretary and Biographer, Joseph Williamson; 
Treasurer, Fritz IT. Jordan ; Recording Secre- 
tary, Lil)rarian and ■ Curator, Hubbard W. 
Bryant ; Standing Committee, Rev. Henry S. 
Burrage, Portland; Prof. Henry L. Chap- 
man, Brunswick ; Gen. John M. Brown, Port- 
land ; Hon. Edward P. Burnham, Saco; Hon. 
Samuel C. Belcher, Farmington ; Capt. 
Charles E. Nash, Augusta ; Col. John M. Glid- 
den, Newcastle. 

The following members were elected : 

For Resident Membership — Frederick E. 
Boothby, Portland ; Samuel Buflfum, North 
Berwick; Rt. Rev. Robert Codman, Jr., Port- 
land ; John W. Di'esser, Castine ; William 
Henry Monlton, Portland ; Edward Deering 
Noyes, Portland ; Rev. Benjamin Poor Snow, 
Yarmouth. 

Corresponding Members — Orestes Pierce, 
Oakland, Cal. ; Charles William Deering, 
Evanston, 111. ; Thomas H. Hubbard, New 
York City; Wilberforce Eames, New York 
City ; John T. Hassam, Boston. 

The society also voted that the United 
States government be requested to take meas- 
lu-es for protecting and preserving the remains 
of Fort Pownall, a fortification erected in 
1759, on land now owned by the government 



at Fort Point, on Penobscot river, and that 
the corresponding secretary communicate this 
vote to the proper officers. 



THURSDAY. 
COMMENCEMENT DAY. 
The graduation exercises which took 
place in the Congregational Church, Thursday 
forenoon, were of unusual interest, and 
despite the heat, were largely attended. 
The programme was as follows : 

The Freedom of the Scholar. 

Clifford Sawyer Bragdon. 
General Gordon. Henry Woodbury Cobb. 

The Institutional Church. 

William Billings Woodbury. 
The Right of Religion to Live. 

Harry Annesley Beadle. 
Reflex Expansion. 

Everett Birney Stackpole. 
The Price of Liberty. Frederick Crosby Lee. 

President Hyde announced the following 
prize winners : 

Goodwin commencement prize, Harry A. 
Beadle. 

English composition prizes, Everett B. 
Stackpole, John R. Bass ; second prize, Har- 
old P. West, Clifford S. Bragdon. 

Brown prizes in extemporaneous English 
composition, Clifford S. Bragdon ; second 
prize, Clarence C. Robinson. 

Sewall Greek prize, Harry G. Swett. 

Sewall Latin prize, Harry G. Swett. 

Goodwin prize, Leonard B. Walker. 

Smyth mathematical prizes, Ralph B. 
Stone. 

The trustees and overseers conferred the 
following honorary degrees : 

LL.D., Andrew P. Wis well, J. B. McKeen. 

D.D., Charles C. Torrey, Samuel A. 
Elliott, George W. Hamlin. 



COMMENCEMENT DINNER. 

The annual commencement dinner was 

held in the Gymnasiimi, Thursday, Not since 

1894 has there been such a large attendance. 

Nearly 400 alumni were seated at the tables. 



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The temperature in the Gymnasium was 
extremely high and the atmosphere oppressive 
hut from the beginning of the dinner to the 
end of the exercif" there was not a dull 
moment. 

Among the prominent men who were pres- 
ent were Gen. O. O. Howard, Congressman 
Alexander of New York, Chief Justice Wis- 
well of Maine, and Hon. W. W. Thomas, min- 
ister to Sweden. 

After dinner Pixsident Hyde introduced 
the following speakers: 

Chief Justice A. P. Wiswell for the State ; 
Hon. C. F. Libby for the overseers; Gen. O. 
O. Howard for the class of 1850 ; Minister W. 
VV. Thomas for '60, Joseph A. Locke, '65, 
Hon. D. S. Alexander, '70, Hon. William J. 
Curtis, '75, John Scott, '80, Hon. John A. 
Peters, '85, George B. Chandler, '90, J. B. 
Roberts, '95, and Prof. Hall of Harvard. The 
following alumuffi were present at the dinner, 
but many more were at Brunswick during the 
week that did not register : 

'35. — Josiah Crosby, Dexter. 

'36. — Alonzo Garcelon, Lewiston. 

'44. — George M. Adams, Auburndale, Mass. 

'46. — C. R. Dunlap, Brunswick. 

'47.— William C. Marshall, Belfast. 

'50. — Oliver Otis Howard, Burlington, Vt. ; H. 
F. Harding, East Machias ; C. C. Eveleth, Cam- 
bridge, Mass.; Francis Adams, Bath; Abner Mor- 
rill, New York; William P. Frye, Lewiston; Sam- 
uel P. Buck, West Woolwich. 

'54. — D. C. Linscott, Boston, Mass. 

'56. — E. B. Palmer, Winchester, Mass.; G. C. 
Moses, Bath. 

'57. — Charles W. Pickard, Portland ; Henry 
Newbegin, Defiance, O. ; Thos. F. Moses, Waltham, 
Mass. ; C. L. Nichols. Phippsburg. 

'60. — Samuel M. Came, Alfred; Horace H. Bur- 
bank, Saco ; Augustine Jones, Providence, R. I. ; 
F. A. Kendall, Cleveland, O. ; F. G. Clifford, North 
Edgecomb ; H. C. Robinson, Newcastle ; J. M. 
Brown, Portland. 

'61. — Edward Stanwood, Brookline, Mass.; 
Charles O. Hunt, Portland ; S. H. Manning, Lew- 
iston ; Loring Farr, Manchester; G. B. Kenniston, 
Boothbay Harbor. 

'62. — S. W. Pearson, Brunswick; Albion Bur- 
bank, Exeter, N. H. ; K N. Packard, Syracuse, 
N. Y. 

'63. — Thomas M. Giveen, Brun.swick ; Weston 
Thompson, Brunswick ; Charles U. Bell, Lawrence, 
Mass. ; George A. Emery, Saco. 

'65. — Joseph- Locke, Portland ; Melvin J. Hill, 
Wakefield, Mass.; Henry W. Swasey, Portland; 
Charles Fish, Portland; Joseph E. Moore, Thomas- 
ton ; John T. Robinson, Bangor. 



'66.— F. H. Gerrish, Portland; C. K. Hinkley, 
Gorham. 

'67. — L S. Curtis, Brunswick; H. S. Webster, 
Gardiner; George P. Davenport, Bath; Stanley 
Plummer, De.xter; J. W. MacDonald, Stoneham, 
Mass. ; Winfield S. Hutchinson, Boston. 

'68. — Charles G. Holyoke, North Edgecomb; 
Charles A. Ring, Portland. 

'69- — John C. Cornish, Boston; O. P. Cunning- 
ham, Bucksport ; Hiram Tuell, Milton, Mass. ; H. 
S. Whitman, Portland; H. B. Quimby, Lakeport, 
N. H.; Edward P. Payson, Boston; Clarence Hale, 
Portland ; Thos. H. Eaton, Ottumwa, Iowa. 

'70. — William E. Frost, Westport, Mass. ; A. G. 
Whitman, Melrose, Mass. ; D. S. Alexander, Buf- 
falo. N. Y. ; Walter E. Holmes, Oxford; Wallace 
K. Oakes, Auburn; Lucien Howe, Buffalo, N. Y. 

'71- — Everett S. Stackpole, Cambridge, Mass.; 
J. F. Chaney, Topsham ; Vernon D. Price, Louis- 
ville, Ky. ; Augustine Simmons, North Anson. 

'7-2- — Herbert Harris, East Machias. 

'73-— John F. Eliot, Hyde Park, Mass.; D. A. 
Robinson, Bangor ; F. C. Robinson, Brunswick. 

'74- — Don A. H. Powers, Houlton. 

'7S-— B. W. Hewes, Danforth; Myles Standish, 
Boston ; Ernest H. Noyes, Newburyport, Mass. ; 
W. S. Thompson, Augusta; Frederick A. Powers, 
Houlton ; George F. McQuillan, Portland ; Stephen 
C. Whitmore, Brunswick; A. G. Bowie, Water- 
ville; A. M. Card, Head Tide; F. B. Osgood, 
North Conway, N. H. ; George C. Pressey, 
Northampton, Mass. ; D. M. McPherson, Portland ; 
Parker P. Simmons, Brooklyn; William E. Hatch, 
New Bedford, Mass. ; F. P. Virgin, Weymouth, 
Mass. ; Lincoln A. Rogers, Paterson, N. J. ; Edwin 
H. Hall, Cambridge, Mass. ; Albion S. Whitmore, 
Boston; William E. Rice, Bath; Woodbury Pulsi- 
fer, Lewiston; W. J. Curtis, New York; George 
R. Swasey, Boston. 

'76.— John A. Morrill, Auburn; C. G. Wheeler, 
Topsham ; Franklin C. Payson, Portland ; Edward 
H. Kimball, Bath ; Arthur T. Parker, Bath ; Charles 
T. Hawes, Bangor; Alpheus Sanford, Boston. 

'77- — George L. Thompson, Brunswick ; H. V. 
Stackpole, Brunswick; D. D. Gilman, Brunswick; 
George T. Little, Brunswick. 

'78. — George C. Purington, Farmington ; W. E. 
Sargent, Hebron; Barrett Potter, Brunswick. 

'80.— A. H. Holmes, Brunswick; A. D. Holmes, 
Hyde Park, Mass.; Walter P. Perkins, Cornish; 

E. W. Bartlett, Pittsburg, Pa.; T. H. Riley, 
Brunswick ; F. O. Purington, Mechanic Falls ; 
John Scott, Bath; William P. Martin, Medford, 
Mass. ; George L. Weil, Boston ; Edwin C. Bur- 
bank, Maiden, Mass.; Fred O. Conant, Portland; 
George S. Payson, Portland; W. S. Whitmore, 
Gardiner; W. L. Dane, Kennebunk ; Thos. F. 
Jones, Northport Campground. 

'81.— William King, Brunswick; H. W. Cham- 
berlain, Brunswick; F. A. Fisher, Lowell, Mass.; 

F. H. Little, Portland; E. E. Briry, Bath; C. H. 
Cutler, Bangor ; W. M. Brown, Bangor. 

'82. — Charles H. Gilman, Minneapolis; Edwin 
U. Curtis, Boston; Arthur F. Belcher, Farmington. 

'83.— E. F. Holden, Melrose, Mass.; S. T. B. 
Jackson, Portland; Arthur C. Gibson, Bangor; 
Jo.seph. B. Reed, Portland; C. A. Corliss, Bath. 

'84. — John A. Waterman, Gorham ; Llewellyn 
Barton, Portland; F. P. Knight, Portland; H. M. 
Wright, Quincy, Mass. 



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'85. — Eben W. Freeman, Portland ; Eugene 
Thomas, Topsham ; J. A. Peters, Ellsworth ; J. C. 
Hall, Worcester, Mass. ; C. H. Wardwell, Newton, 
Mass. ; Frank I. Brown, South Portland. 

'86. — Levi Turner, Portland. 

'87.— C. B. Burleigh, Augusta; H. M. Moulton, 
Cumberland Center ; F. L. Talbot, East Machias ; 
Arthur W. Merrill, Portland; M. L. Kimball, 
Norway ; Edward C. Plumnier, Bath. 

'88.— William T. Hall, Jr., Bath; WiUard W. 
Woodman, Gorham ; G. H. Larrabee, Newcastle ; 
P. F. Marston, Lancaster, N. H. ; A. C. Shorey, 
Brunswick; A. W. Merrill, Portland; George F. 
Cary, East Machias ; A. C. Dresser, Portland ; W. 
P. Black, Hammanton, N. J. ; Joseph Williamson, 
Jr., Augusta; A. W. Tolman, Portland. 

'89. — F. J. C. Little, Augusta ; Frank L. Staples, 
Bath; Sanford L. Fogg, Bath. 

'90. — F. E. Dennett, Bath : Edgar F. Conant, 
Lewiston : H. E. Alexander, Richmond ; G. B. Lit- 
tlefield, Biddeford : Oliver W. Turner, Augusta; 
W. B. Mitchell, Brunswick ; C. L. Hutchinson, 
Portland; W. R. Hunt, Orange, N. J.; W. R. 
Smith,- Chicago, 111. ; H. C. Royal, Auburn ; A. V. 
.Smith, Middleboro, Mass. ; A. E. Stearns, Rum- 
ford Falls ; George B. Sears, Danvers, Mass. ; W. 
H. Greeley, Boston; E. P. Spinney, North Berwick; 
George B. Chandler, Chicago, 111. ; E. L. Bartlett, 
Bangor ; W. T. Dunn, North Yarmouth ; Daniel 
Evans, Cambridge, Mass. ; Victor V. Thompson, 
Ashland, Mass. 

'91. — Henry H. Noyes, New Gloucester; Charles 
V. Winthrop, Jr., Phippsburg ; T. R. Croswell, 
Bloomsburg, Pa.; Henry Nelson, Rumford Falls; 
Algernon S. Dyer, Biddeford ; Henry W. Jarvis , 
Newton, Mass. ; A. P. McDonald, Wiscasset ; Lewis 

A. Burleigh, Augusta; Dennis M. Bangs, Water- 
ville ; W. G. Mallett, Farmington. 

'92. — Will O. Hersey, Freeport ; John F. Hodg- 
don, South Berwick; E. H. Wilson, Portland; 
Charles M. Pennell, Farmington; Charles S. Rich, 
Stock-bridge, Mass.; F. G. Swett, Bangor; Leon M. 
Fobes, Portland; Fred V. Gummer, Brunswick. 

'93. — Charles H. Lloward, South Paris ; Frank 
R. Arnold, Cincinnati, O. ; George S. Chapin, 
Auburndale, Mass.; PI. L. McCann, Gray; Byron 
F. Barker, Bath ; Charles C. Bucknam, Boston. 

'94-— F. W. Pickard, Portland; F. W. Dana, 
Portland; George A.-^Merrill, New Sharon; Elias 
Thomas, Jr., Portland; Norman McKinnon, 
Augusta ; Thos. H. Haskell, Portland ; Samuel P. 
Buck. Jr.. Woolwich; F. J. Libby, Richmond; Wil- 
liam P. Thompson, Boston ; F. G. Farrington, 
Augusta; C. E. Michels, Brunswick; Ralph P. 
Plaisted, Bangor ; E. H. Sykes. New York. 

'95. — William M. Ingraham, Portland ; Harry 

B. Russ, Portland; A. G. Axtcll, Portland; Walter 
F. Haskell, Westbrook ; Ernest R. Woodbury, 
Fryeburg ; Harry W. Thayer, St. Louis, Mo. ; Louis 

C. Hatch, Bangor; Ralph T. Parker, Rumford 
Falls; A. L. Dennison, Monmouth; Perley D. 
Smith, Lawrence, Mass. ; Edward S. Lovejoy, San 
Antonio, Tex.; Elmer T. Boyd, Bangor; George 
C. Webber, Auburn ; Joseph B. Roberts, Buffalo, 
N. Y. ; Philip D. Stubbs, Strong ; Hoyt A. Moore, 
Putnam, Conn. ; S. E. Pope, Gardiner ; H. E. 
I-Iolmes, Lewiston; H. L. Fairbanks, Bangor; F 
W. Blair, Farmington, N. H. ; J. G. W. Knowlton, 
Boston. 



'96. — Clarence E. Baker, Brunswick; R. M. 
Andrews, Gray; J. C. Minot, Augusta; J. . E. 
Burbank, Strong; W. S. Bass, Wilton; Preston 
Kyes, North Jay; T. D. Bailey, Bangor; Philip 
Dana, Westbrook; Charles Stone, Bridgton; H. 
O. Clough, Kennebunkport ; F. S. Dane, Kenne- 
bunk; C. P. Merrrill, Farmington; F. C. Peaks, 
Dover, Me. ; C. W. Marston, Skowhegan. 

'97.— A. F. Hatch. Cincinnati, O. ; J. E. Rodes, 
2d, Rockland ; R. W. Smith, Auburn ; George 
Haines, Paterson, N. J. ; F. G. Kneeland, Bridg- 
ton ; H. E. Gribbin, Portland; E. C. Davis, Auburn; 
H. M. Varrell, York; J. H. Home, Berlin, N. H. ; 
O. L. Hanlon, Groveton, N. H. ; R. L. Hull, Port- 
land ; J. S. Stetson. Brunswick ; R. S. Randall, 
Freeport; T. L. Marble, Gorham, N. H. ; F. H. 
Thompson, Round Pond ; C. S. Pettengill, Augusta ; 
E. L. Hall, Bridgton; J. M. Loring, Exeter, N. H. ; 

D. B. MacMillan, Freeport; E. D. Lane, Yar- 
mouth; R. W. Alexander, Harpswell ; W. P. Mc- 
Korm, Boothbay Harbor ; W. W. Lawrence, Port- 
land ; H. R. Ives, Portland ; S. E. Young, Bruns- 
wick; C. F. Stetson, Boston; D. R. Pennell, Lew- 
iston ; Edward Stanwood, Jr., Brookline, Mass. ; 
A. B. White, Lewiston; F. A. Hamlin, Brunswick; 

E. G. A. Stetson, Brunswick. 

'99.— A. M. Rollins, Norway; C. V. Wood- 
bury, Portland ; P. C. Haskell, Westbrook ; Cony 
Sturgis, Augusta; A. H. Nason, Augusta; C. A. 
Towle, Winthrop; L. D. Jennings, North Wayne; 
R. E. Randall, Freeport; L. L. Hills. Portland; W. 
S. M. Kelley, Portland; E. M. Nelson, Boston; 
C. C. Phillips, Brewer; H. W. Lancey, Pittsfield; 
W. L. Thompson, Portland ; E. A. Kaharl, Han- 
over, N. H. ; F. L. Dutton. Augusta ; W. T. Libby, 
Pejepscot; W. B. Clarke, Damariscotta Mills; E. 
S. Hadlock, Portland; H. F. Dana, Portland; F. 
H. Albee, Head Tide ; E. W. Varney, Fort Fair- 
field ; W. B. Moulton, Portland; F. L. Lawton, 
Berlin, N. H. ; D. B. Hall, Albany, N. Y. 



AThiLETICS. 



As manager of the Bowdoin Track Team for 
the season of 1900 I wish to submit the following 
report : 

Receipts. 

Received balance from '99 $3-86 

Guarantee from Boston College for 

Relay Race 40.00 

Guarantee from Boston Athletic 

Association for Relay Race 35-00 

Subscriptions collected for Relay 

Races 98.00 

One-half Profit of Minstrel Show 

Receipts 116.31 

Gross Receipts of Indoor Meet 178.95 

Gross Receipts of Invitation Inter- 
scholastic Meet 224.05 

Back Subscriptions collected 37-00 

Contribution from New York 

Alumni 40.00 

Regular Subscriptions collected 541.00 



$1,314-17 



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Expenditures. 

Back Bill for coaching $22.00 

Registering Men and Expenses of 

Relay Team to Boston College 

Games 41 90 

Expenses of Relay Team to B. A. A. 

Games 3600 

Expenses of Delegate to N. E. I. 

A. A. Convention 8.30 

Extra Assessment to M. I. C. A. A. 

to meet back bills 25.00 

Annual Dues to three Associations. . 40.00 
Spiked Shoes or Sweaters for Relay 

Team 18.35 

Expenses of Indoor Meet 72.13 

Expenses of Worcester Trip 165.65 

Expenses of Invitation Meet 215.69 

Graham for Coaching, Board and 

Expenses 238.59 

Cinders and Work on Track 59.10 

Expenses of Mott Haven Team 97-31 

Track Caps and Express 18.00 

Stamps, Stamped Check Book, 

Money Orders and Telegrams... 8.92 
Sundries '. 39-73 

$1,106.67 

Total Receipts I,3i4-i7 

Total Expenditures 1,106.67 

Cash Balance $207.50 

Unpaid Subscriptions 109.50 

Total $317.00 

Herbert L. Swett, Manager. 



COLLEGE MAGAZINE LITERATURE. 

The advent of daily newspapers in the 
colleges and universities some years ago was 
believed by some to herald the downfall of 
the college magazine. This prediction of evil 
has fortunately not been fulfilled. We say 
fortunately, because the college magazine 
has a distinct and valuable purpose in the 
life of an institution for the higher educa- 
tion. The undergraduate essayist is now 
oftener found with his' pen in his hand for 
the purpose of expressing his opinions on 
the larger questions of contemporaneous 
human interest. The Greek and the Roman 
concern him less than the East Indian, the 
Boer, and the Filipino. The writings of 
Virgil and Homer do not so often claim his 
attention as those of the latter day romanti- 
cists and the younger poets. Thus, instead 
of rehashing the ideas of older essayists, he 
endeavors to put forward his own. In doing 
this he fulfills the mission of the university 
magazine, which is, after all, only an instru- 
ment among many for his training and prep- 
aration for the later work of real life. 



One finds a larger percentage of imagin- 
ative writing in the college magazine now 
than he did formerly. In the earlier days 
the student contented himself with weak 
and puerile verses. Now he writes more 
fiction. Indeed, the college magazines are 
prolific in attempts of the young men to 
emulate the examples of Stevenson and 
Barrie. To be sure, the stories found 
in the college magazines are not of 
a high order. That would be too 
much to expect. But the fact that there are 
so many stories is encouraging. It shows 
that the boys are leaning less and less heav- 
ily upon the shoulders of their elders and 
trying more and more to produce the fruit 
of their own minds. But as yet there is not 
great evidence that they have penetrated 
beneath the surface of fiction and got at the 
methods of the writers who have made their 
marks upon the time. Perhaps a little judi- 
cious help in this matter might be extended 
to them by their professors. — New York 
Times. 



Take Your Choice. 

[From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.] 
Around this land no man should roam 

With discontented mind. 
For every class a fitting home 

With greatest ease can find. 

The writers'all should go to Penn., 

The debtors flock to O., 
And Col. would be for colored men 

A paradise I know. 

The mining class would find in Ore. 

A chance to raise the wind. 
And, as you may have guessed before, 

The rich should go to Ind. 

Religious folk should go to Mass., 

And bunco men to Conn., 
And lovers who would win a lass 

Should find a home in Mon. 

The bachelors should go to Miss., 

I'm sure you will agree. 
And every maiden who reads this 

Should take a train for Me. 

There is a home for farmer men 

In Idaho, b'gosh. 
And money for the broke in Tenn. 

And room for tramps in Wash. 

The sick should be at home in 111., 
And drinking men in Kan., 

While Ark., no doubt, with joy would fill 
The ancient river man. 

All other per.sons, near and far, 
Whate'er their age or sex is. 

Who are not suited where they are 
Will find there's room in Te.xas. 



COMMENCEMENT ORIENTS may be obtained by addressing the Business Manager 

at Farmington, Me. 



BOWDOm ORIENT. 



NECKTVEAH. 



We wish to call attention to our New Line of 
Neckwear, which we thiuk is one of the Best 
Assortments in tlie State. Call and look it over. 

nber We Sell the Best Quality 50c. Ties for 45c. 



J. W. & O. R. PENNELL, 

ONE-PRICE, SPOT-CASH CLOTHIERS, 



72 Maine St., BRUNSWICK. 



I AM GOING TO THE 

New Meadows Inn 

FOR A GOOD SHORE DINNER. 

Any Conduetor will tell you where it is. 



DRAPERIES. 

Chenille, Lace, and Silk for Window.s, 
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^I^ RIGHT 
SHIRTS . . . 

"In the Spring-Time most men's fniicics 
turn to thoughts of Fancy Shirts.* 
We Iijive now rc.ndy for inspection oiir entire line of 

NEGLIGEE SHIRTS FOR SPRING. 

"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 tlie new Bar.ithea weaves in English Sqnares anil Imperials 
at 4.5, v."), anJOOo. 



E. 8. BODWELL, 



ONE=PRICE CLOTHIER 

50 Maine St., BRUNSWICK. 




nURPHY 

The (fatter. 

Sign, Ookl 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 Maine Street, BRUNSWICK, ME. 
W. R. Field's Old Stand. 

PacHard's $3.50 Shoe for Mei). 

A HIGH-GRADE SHOE AT A 
POPULAR PRICE. 

ROBERTS' SHOE STORE, 

56 Maine Street, BRUNSWICK, ME. 



Mention Orient when Patronizing Our Advertisers. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXX. 



BEUNSWICK, MAINE, SEPTEMBEE 27, 1900. 



No. 10. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY OP THE COLLBQIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OP 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Charles E. Bellatty, 1902, Editor-in-Chief. 
George C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . Business Manager. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene R. Kelley, 1902, Assistant Business Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902 News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903 News Editor 

Farnsworth G. Marshall, 1903, . . . News Editor 
Clement F. Robinson, 1903, .... Alumni Editor 
S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903, . . . Alumni Editor 
Frank B. Mitchell, 1902, . . Medical School Editor 

Per annum, in advance $2.00 

Per Copy, 10 Cents. 

Please address business communications to the Business 
Manager, and all other contributions to the Editor-In-Chlef. 

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

The new system of steam heating which 
will now be used in the college is that known 
as the Paul patent. Steam is forced through 
the pipes at a low pressure by forming a 
vacuum forward in the pipes. By this system 
each radiator will get the same amount of 
pressure, whether it is near the central station 
or not. 

The pipes to the buildings are laid in 
trenches lined with brick and Portland cement 
and are packed with cork covered with fossil 
meal. Each building has an independent shut- 
off, so they all or any single one can be heated. 
Winthrop Hall will be heated with hot water 
as before, which in turn receives its heat from 
the central plant. 

The new chimney is loo feet high with a 
5-foot core. It is estimated that about i,ooo 
tons of coal will be used yearly. 



The committee who have the matter in 
charge is composed of Hon. Charles F. Libby 
of Portland, Gen. J. L. Chamberlain, and 
Professor Robinson. The vvork is being done 
by A. B. Franklin of Boston. 



A matter of great importance and one 
which has not been attended to as it should, 
is that of reporting the college in the news- 
papers. Hardly a day goes by without some- 
thing happening worthy of mention in the 
papers. We see daily reports of nearly every 
other college, but with one or two exceptions, 
it is seldom that any Bowdoin news appears. 
The foot-ball games and the athletic events are 
well reported, it is true, but we here refer to 
incidents having to do with the non-athletic 
side of college activity. The Press Club 
which was started in '98 has not helped the 
rriatter in any great degree. There is scarcely 
a paper that would not be glad to get Bowdoin 
news, and they would be willing to pay well for 
it. The Orient advises those who are already 
correspondents to take a little trouble to look 
up and send to their papers the daily news of 
the college. 



Another new feature which meets with 
marked approval among the students is the 
new electric lighting plant which will soon be 
completed. The generating set of 60 K. W. 
capacity is run by four boilers of one hundred 
twenty-five horse power each, and is of the 
direct current type. No higher voltage than 
five hundred will be used on the grounds. 
This is an important point, as it insures safety 
to life in case of contact with a live wire. 
When the plant is completed all lights which 
are in use after midnight will be run by a 
storage battery. Until then the dynamo will 
be run after that hour. The wiring has already 



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begun, and it is expected that the current will 
be on within a week. 



There have been some changes in the 
courses this year, the good of which is espe- 
cially felt among the Sophomores. Heretofore 
the course in the spring term has been greatly 
restricted and many have been compelled to 
elect studies which they did not care to take. 
This year Rhetoric and Logic will be mingled 
for a three-term course instead of one term 
each as formerly. This will give a continuous 
required course for the Sophomores with the 
privilege of electing the languages, history, 
mathematics, physics or geology. 

The new three-hour courses are intended 
especially to enable the instructors to get time 
for an extra course and not as a time- or labor- 
saving device for the student. Although there 
is one hour less of recitation each week, they 
demand fully as much work as the four-hour 
courses on account of the outside wgrk which 
is required. The three-hour courses for this 
term are Rhetoric, Geology 7, Government, 
French 7, Greek 7, Latin 7, History 7. 



It is taken for granted that every member 
of the Freshman Class will desire his name to 
be upon the list of subscribers to the Orient, 
and consequently it will be sent to each one of 
the class. This method is employed as it is a 
means of saving a great amount of labor to 
the Business Manager. 

We hope that every Freshman will take a 
personal interest in the Orient and that his 
sense of duty to his college paper will cause 
him to become a permanent subscriber. 



The Orient in its last issue omitted to 
speak of the 1903 banner which appeared on 
the north chapel spire on the morning of June 
9. More or less excitement was caused by its 
appearance, and much speculation as to who 
climbed the tower was indulged in. Who did 
it has never been made known and probably 
never will be, as the Faculty some years ago 
voted to' expel any man who should be known 



to make the attempt. Not since '94 has this 
been tried, when the ascent was made by two 
men. 

To ascend . the chapel tower by means of 
the lightning rod and to fasten a banner upon 
the spire is an act foolhardy in the extreme 
and one which calls for the condemnation 
rather than the praise of the student body. 
Class spirit is a good thing when it is not 
carried too far, but when it develops into rash- 
ness it is time to stop. It is to be hoped that 
no member of 1904 will be reckless enough to 
repeat the attempt. 



CAMP US CbiAT. 

The hazing has so far been light. 

The new lights are especially good. 

Sinkinson, '02, returned to college, Tuesday. 

Professor Little is out of town for a few days. 

No game has been arranged with Bates as yet. 

The singing in chapel Sunday was especially good. 

Haynes of Colby, 1900, has entered the Class of 
1902. 

Levensaler and Knight, 1900, were on the campus 
Monday. 

About 25 men come out regularly to foot-ball 
practice. 

Edward R. Godfrey, '99, has entered the Harvard 
Law School. 

The new three-hour course in history is proving 
very popular. 

Over thirty Sophomores have elected the new 
History course. 

Stockman, formerly of '02, has re-entered college 
as a member of 1903. 

The Seniors are puzzling their brains over the 
problems of philosophy. 

Quinn, '01, is prepared to show some neat designs 
in fraternity stationery. 

The Y. M. C. A. reception to the Freshman Class 
was held Tuesday night. 

The torpedo boat Bagley was launched from the 
Bath Iron Works Tuesday. 

Barker, '02, received a bad cut over the eye while 
playing foot-ball Wednesday. 

Martin, formerly of 1901, has returned to college 
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Beedy, '03, will not return to college this year. 
Weston Lewis, '72, was a recent visitor on the 
campus. 

Bellatty, '02, is coaching the Ellsworth High 
School foot-ball team. 

B. E. Havey, of Wesleyan, '02, has entered the 
Sophomore Class at Bowdoin. 

Heat was furnished by the new heating apparatus 
for the first time on Monday. 

John Furbish has distributed a very neat golf 
score book among the students. 

Captain Cloudman has been conducting cross 
country runs for the track men. 

More care as to personal appearance at recita- 
tions is requested of the student body. 

The Sophomore-Freshman game showed up some 
good material in the Freshman Class. 

Some of the students attended a dance in the 
court room on the first Monday of the term. 

Cy Wyman protected a Freshman against a 
crowd of Sophomores on Wednesday night. 

"The Milk White Flag" and "Secret Service" at 
the Columbia Theater proved great attractions. 

The site of the new library has been staked out 
and the plans are in the process of completion. 

The Palo Alto of Standford University, Cal., 
reports six elevens out for practice on September 19. 

Merrill, '98, was on the campus Monday. He is 
attending the University of Pennsylvania Medical 
School. 

Music in chapel Sunday was furnished by a choir 
composed of Shaw, White, Larrabee, and Emer- 
son, '04. 

The Senior and Junior course in French consists 
of some 3,000 pages of reading relating to the French 
Revolution. 

The upper classmen held the Sophomores in 
chapel, Tuesday morning, incidentally smashing both 
inner doors. 

The first active foot-ball practice began Tuesday 
upon the arrival of Coach Locke. About twenty-five 
men are taking the daily practice. 

The Sophomore theme work will be ranked with 
the required course in Rhetoric this year. The 
change is welcomed by the entire class. 

Stockman, formerly of '02, who was obliged to 
stay out of college last year on account of trouble 
with his eyes, has entered the Class of '03. 

The victory of the Freshmen in the Sophomore- 
Freshman base-ball game was celebrated by the 
ringing of the chapel bell by the victors. 



Rev. J. S. Richards, '72, of West Brooksville, 
visited in Brunswick the first of the week. 

The night-shirt parade occurred Monday night 
and was a great success. Somebody down town 
threw eggs, but he quickly disappeared and no trouble 
resulted. 

A large number of the students gathered at the 
Y. M. C. A. room, Sunday afternoon, to listen to 
President Hyde, who is always the first speaker of 
the year. 

Manager Walker of the track team is about to 
send out postals to the different schools in the State 
notifying them of the Invitation Meet which will be 
held some time in June. 

Every Freshman who can play foot-ball should 
come out and obtain the benefit of the coaching, 
that they may be in line for next year. Come out, 
Fresh, and do your best. 

The Library and Reading-Room will be open 
from 8.30 A.M. to 6 p.m., and 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. on 
week days. The Reading-Room only will be open 
on Sunday from I p.m. to 4 P.M., and from 6.15 p.m. 
to 9.15 p.m. 

The vaudeville show at the Park attracted a 
large number of the students during last week. 
Large numbers of the Freshmen also availed them- 
selves of the opportunity to escape unwelcome 
evening visitors. 

Although Professor Moody will not be present to 
drive Triangle at the Topsham Fair this year, the 
famous horse will trot as formerly. It is reported 
that Professor Mitchell will take Professor Moody's 
place on the sulky. Tickets can be procured of 
Professor Little at the library. 

Harold P. West, of Lewiston, 1900, has been 
elected by the Brunswick school committee to the 
vacancy in the corps of grammar school teachers 
caused by the resignation of Miss Harriett Otis. 
George L. Lewis, of South Berwick, Bowdoin, igoi, 
will substitute in Miss Carrie Potter's place in the 
Brunswick High School during the fall term. 

The following large number of alumni have 
assisted at the opening of the college year : Webber, 
'95; Minott, Keyes, '96; Randall, Smith, Rhodes, '97; 
Dana, White, Thompson, Drake, Stanwood, Pennell, 
'98; Dana, Clark, Sturgis, Nagle, Jennings, Albee, 
White, Libby, Randall, '99 ; Parsons, Merrill, Cobb, 
Pottle, Potter, Gould, McCormick, Beane, Jordan, 
Sylvester, Bacon, Webber, Wood, Bell, Burnell, 
Sparks, Clark, Whitney, Harris, Phillips, Chapman, 
Colesworthy, Holmes, 1900. 

The "Peanut Drunk" as a college custom in Bow- 
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For several years past the enthusiasm of the two 
lower classes for this time-honored custom has been 
slowly waning, until this year no effort has been 
made within the required time either to prevent or 
carry out this practice. Because of the interference 
of upper-classmen it long ago lost its value as a 
contest between the lower classes, and we are with- 
out doubt better off without it. 

Prof. IVIacDonald gave adjourns to all of his 
classes Tuesday. 

It is to be hoped that the large number of visitors 
who have been on the campus the past week will not 
judge too harshly our present natural deformities. 
One would hardly recognize the famous Bowdoin 
campus in the scene which now greets the eye. 
Ditches, piles of debris, and rubbish of all descrip- 
tions render the scenery anything but artistic. While 
a heating plant of our own is highly desirable, one 
rather wishes that the attendant work had all been 
done during vacation. 

The first themes of the term are due October ist. 
The subjects are as follows: 
Juniors. 

1. Should the Maine Prohibitory Law be 
repealed? 

2. The Future of China. 

3. Is the Influence of the Country Church in 
Maine Declining? 

4. Holman F. Day's "Up in Maine." 

Sophomores. 

1. An Autobiography. 

2. A Description of Your Native Town. 

3. How May Our Y. M. C. A. Do More 
Efificient Work? 

4. Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress." 

The importance of the information department of 
the Y. M. C. A. to the incoming class can hardly be 
over-estimated. This year's issue of the hand-book 
contains nearly all the necessary information in rela- 
tion to the college that a visitor needs to know. 
Short sketches of the college buildings, class and 
college yells, the foot-ball schedule, and instructions 
to Freshmen are some of the leading features. At 
the temporary office of the association in Memorial 
Hall the incoming class has been able to find books, 
rooms, and board, and has had all its questions 
answered with gentleness and forbearance. This 
department of the association has only been in 
operation two years, but it has been a success from 
the start, and will become a fixture in the work of 
the Y. M. C. A. in Bowdoin. 

The Freshman Class is as follows: Percy G. 
Allen, Freeport; Bernard Archibald, Houlton; Paul 
L. Bean, Saco; Emery O. Beane, Hallowell : H. E. 



Beveridge, ; John M. Bridgham, Dexter; 

Ernest O. Brigham, Kennebunk ; Myrton A. Bryant, 
Westbrook; George W. Burpee, Houlton; Frank H. 
Byram, Freeport; Oilman H. Campbell, Portland; 
Herbert W. Cass, Dover ; Thomas E. Chase, Auburn ; 
H. C. Clary. Hallowell; Philip M. Clark, Portland; 
William F. Coan, Auburn; Marshal! P. Cram, 
Brunswick; Theodore W. Cunningham, Bucksport; 
Samuel T. Dana, Portland; Chester B. Emerson, 
Farmington, N. H. ; Carroll H. Dennison, East 
Machias ; Harold J. Everett, Portland ; John W. 
Frost, Topsham ; Will D. Gould, Kennebunkport ; 
Clyde F. Grant, Fort Fairfield; John H. Haley, 
Gardiner; Chester T. Harper, Christiana, Penn. ; 
Eugene P. D. Hathaway, Wellesley, Mass. ; Galen 
W. Hill, Buxton; Fred C. Kennedy, Machias; Cjorge 
E. Kimball, Northeast Harbor ; Leon S. Larrabee, 
Portland, George E. Leatherbarrow, Buxton Center; 
Clifford E. Lowell, Gorham; William E. Lunt, Lis- 
bon ; Raymond J. McCutcheon, Hallowell ; Merton 
A. McRae, Machias ; George D. Martin, Camden ; 
Harold E. Mayo, Hampden Corner; Frank Mikelsky, 
Bath ; Herbert H. Oakes, Auburn ; Cyrus F. Pack- 
ard. Lewiston ; Wallace M. Powers, Portland ; 
George C. Purrington, Jr., Farmington ; Harold L. 
Palmer, Skowhegan ; Fred L. Putnam, Houlton ; 
Neal D. Randall, Freeport ; Wilbur G. Roberts, 
Alfred; Harold W. Robinson, Auburn; William T. 
Rowe, Portland ; Carl W. Rundlett, South Portland ; 
Fitz Edward Sargent, Falmouth Foreside; Harry C. 
Saunders, Portland; Alfred L. Sawyer, Fort Fair- 
field; Howard P. Shaw, Buckfield; Arthur C. 
Shorey, Bath ; Edward D. Small, Westbrook ; R. S. 
Smith, Newburg; Austin E. Spear, Rockland; 
Clarence N. Stone, Fryeburg; Harold E. Trott, Port- 
land; R. J. Warren (fitted at Kent's Hill) ; James E. 
White, Bridgton; George B. Whitney, Hudson, 
Mass. ; Walter K. Wildes, Skowhegan ; Charles A. 
Windham, Lisbon Falls; George H. Young, Alton, 
N. H. 



ATHLETICS. 

Manager Walker of the Track Association has 
secured as coach for next year, Mr. James L. 
Lathrop, who for the past ten or twelve years, has 
been coach of the Harvard Track Team. Mr. 
Lathrop is very highly recommended by John 
Graham, who takes his place at Harvard. Mr. 
Lathrop is a man of great experience, and will surely 
be np-to-date, since he has been abroad this sum- 
mer, making observations as to why the English 
athlete averages better than Americans at long dis- 
tance running, and supplementing his recognized 
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in the individual runner. It is very likely that Mr. 
Lathrop will come to Brunswick for a short time in 
October to instruct the men in cross-country running. 

Freshmen 21, Sophomores 7. 

On Saturday the Freshmen beat the Sophomores 
by the decisive score of 21 to 7. The Freshmen 
showed a decided superiority and had the Sopho- 
mores going from the start. Both Oakes and Moore 
pitched good ball. Gould took Moore's place in the 
eighth, but was easily disposed of. The teams were 
made up as follows : 

1903. — Greene, c. ; Moore, p. ; Webber, ib. ; 
Dana, capt., 2b. ; Shaughnessy, s. s. ; Connors, 3b. ; 
Woodbury, 1. f. ; Holt, c. f. ; Perkins, r. f. ; 
Gould, I).; Marshall, r. f. 

1904. — Allen, c. ; Oakes, capt., p. ; Purington, ib. ; 
Martin, 2b. ; Gould, s. s. ; Small, 3b. ; Larrabee, 1. f. ; 
Smith, c. f. ; Byron, r. f. 

Foot-Ball. 

Seldom if ever before have the prospects for an 
excellent foot-ball team been so bright. The team 
has now been in training only about two weeks, but 
if one can judge anything from the enthusiasm and 
the abundance of strong, heavy, and experienced men 
who are trying for the team, it would seem that 
Bowdoin would be well represented on the gridiron 
this fall. 

From the fact that there are several men for 
each position, no one can feel that he is sure of 
making the team, and it is the duty of all of the 
fellows in college who have any ability at all in 
athletics to come out and do their share, — for in 
this competition lies the secret of a successful eleven. 

We all have the utmost confidence in our hard- 
working captain, Jack Gregson, and we feel that he 
will be as successful as a captain as he previously 
has been as a player. 

Every one is pleased with the manner in which 
Manager Berry has cleared up the old foot-ball debt, 
and his conscientious attention to duty cannot fail 
to bring forth the best results. 

Manager Berry has secured as coach for the 
season, Mr. E. A. Locke, Brown, '97, who last year 
coached with much success the Tufts College team. 
Already Mr. Locke has shown that he thoroughly 
understands the game, and the practice so far is 
encouraging, As yet it is rather early to state 
definitely who will win the coveted positions on the 
eleven. Bodwell will probably play center and 
Leighton, Phipps, Shaw, Barker, and Sweet are 
promising candidates for guards. Laferriere, Dun- 
lap, Hamilton, Hill, Soule, and Marshall are trying 
for the tackle positions. The ends will be picked 
from B. Kelley, Fogg, Laferriere, and Han-iiUon. 



Perhaps the most difficult position to fill is quarter- 
back. Pratt, Giles, and Upton are showing up well 
in this position, and it is possible that Captain Greg- 
son may play here. G. R. Walker and L. Dana, 
although light in weight, are good men at quarter- 
back. For the positions of fullback and halfbacks 
the most likely men are Gregson, Hunt, Upton, Dun- 
lap, Pratt, Wilson, Coffin, and Towne. Among the 
Freshmen who are in training are Phipps, Sampson, 
Larson, Lowell, Sawyer, Beane, Larrabee, and Archi- 
bald. Perhaps the most promising player of the 
Freshmen is Maurice B. Phipps, who has been play- 
ing the past week at right guard. Phipps was sub- 
center and guard on the '98 team at Brown Univer- 
sity for the short time that he was there, and last 
season he played center on the Hopkinson eleven. 
Dunlap, 1903, Avill join the squad this week and will 
prove a valuable man. He will probably be tried at 
fullback. With such an abundance of excellent 
material we should have one of the best elevens in 
our history. Let us all work to accomplish this 
purpose. 

Manager Berry has arranged the following excel- 
lent schedule for the foot-ball team : 

Sept. 29. — New Hampshire State College at 
Brunswick. 

Oct. 6. — Harvard at Cambridge. 

Oct. 13. — Tufts at Brunswick. 

Oct. 17. — Yale at New Haven. 

Oct. 24. — Amherst at Amherst. 

Nov. 3. — Colby at Brunswick. 

Nov. 10. — University of Maine at Orono. 

Nov. 17.— Tufts at College Hill. 

It is probable that Bowdoin will play the Port- 
land Athletic Club Thanksgiving Day. 

Capt. Cloudman is busy forming plans relative 
to the track athletics for the coming spring; and as 
an initial preliminary, James Lathrop, who has 
coached Harvard for so many years and who is 
engaged as our next coach, will be here soon to talk 
over the general policy which he purposes to adopt. 

Captain Cloudman will begin the cross-country 
runs soon, and, together with these, will plan general 
preliminary work along other lines. All candidates 
for the relay team will train in preparation to com- 
pete about the middle of October. 

The prospects for next spring are fully as good 
as those of any previous season. Our former cap- 
tain, Edwards, is sure to be missed in the hurdles, 
but otherwise success seems nearer than ever before. 
The Freshman aggregation is at present an unknown 
quantity, but evidently it has some good stock. 



'11 ■ — Charles E. Cobb has recently been appointed 
manager of the large shoe factory at Gardiner, Me. 



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PEF^SONALS. 

'34. — One of Bowdoin's graduates of whom she 
has reason to be especially proud was Rev. Cyrus 
Hamlin, who died suddenly at Portland, August 8, 
1900. Dr. Hamlin was born January 5, 1811, at 
Waterford, Maine. After graduation from Bangor 
Theological Seminary in 1837 he was appointed by 
the American Board to do educational work in 
Constantinople, and there he spent thirty-four years 
in successful and heroic Christian service, founding 
Beebe Seminary and Robert College, and serving as 
President of the latter from i860 to 1877. He was 
Professor in Bangor Theological Seminary for three 
years, and then was President of Middlebury College 
for five more. For the last fifteen years he has been 
an agent for the American Board. He was the 
author of several missionary works. Dr. Hamlin 
was one of the beacon-lights of missionary efforts, 
whose name will rank ever with those of Judson and 
Boardman, and the other pioneers of missionary 
work. His voice and pen were always ready for 
service in behalf of the cause he loved. 

'40. — Hon. John Coffin Talbot, one of the most 
noted of Maine Democrats, died at East Machias, 
August 31st, at the age of 84. He was a lawyer of the 
strictest integrity and of great popularity in his 
native town and county. He was selectman of East 
Machias for twenty-two years, town clerk twenty- 
one years, speaker of the Maine House of Repre- 
sentatives one term, and the holder of other offices of 
trust and honor. As Democratic candidate for 
Governor in 1876 he received more votes than any 
candidate of his party for twenty years before. Mr. 
Talbot was a prominent member of Masonic and 
other organizations. 

'51. — Dr. John C. Merrill die'd at Portland, August 
8th, after a long illness, at the age of sixty-eight 
years. After graduation from the New York Medi- 
cal College he practiced in Missouri and Mississippi. 
He served through the Civil War in the Confederate 
service, and at the close of the war settled in Port- 
land, where he has since resided. 

'75. — A history of the Class of '75 was issued this 
summer by the class secretary. Dr. Myles Standish 
of Boston. The history is a handsome volume of 
sixty-five pages, illustrated with half-tones, and con- 
taining a complete record of each member since 
graduation. The fifty-three survivors of the fifty- 
nine graduates are scattered over the whole Union, 
and include many prominent men in law, politics, 
medicine, and teaching. 

'76 and '91.— Two Bowdoin graduates who have 
been near the scene of the recent Chinese 1 roubles are 



Dr. C. S. Lincoln of St. John's College, Shanghai, 
and Mr. C. D. Jameson, C.E., stationed at Tientsin. 
Their friends hope that they have escaped the mur- 
derous Boxers. 

'84. — In the very exciting sheriff contest in Cum- 
berland County this month, which resulted in the 
election of a Prohibitionist sheriff, Llewellyn Bar- 
ton, '84, was the Democratic candidate. 

Ex-'Sg. — Dr. Albert Ward Preston was united in 
marriage on Tuesday, June 12th, to Miss Grace Gil- 
man, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Pearson, 
of Lexington, Ky. Dr. and Mrs. Preston will reside 
at Middletown, N. Y. 

'91. — The wedding of Miss Elizabeth Woodbury 
King, daughter of Gen. D. Webster King, of Boston, 
and Rev. Edward Henry Newbegin, rector of St. 
John's Episcopal Church in Bangor, was celebrated 
at noon, September 12th, at the summer home of the 
Kings at Gerrish Island, Kittery Point. Mr. and 
Mrs. Newbegin, after a brief wedding journey, will 
go to Bangor, where they will reside at the Bangor 
House. 

'92. — Dr. Ernest B. Young, of Boston, was mar- 
ried at the home of the bride, September 3d, to Miss 
Grace Simonton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred- 
erick J. Simonton, of Rockland. 

'93. — Mr. Clarence W. Peabody, '93, of Portland, 
was married, September 19th, to Miss Helen N. 
Blakeslee, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Erastus 
Blakeslee, of Brookline, Mass. The wedding took 
place at the home of the bride, and Harry C. Fabyan, 
'93, of Cambridge, was best man. 

'94. — The very sudden death of Rev. Fred W. Flood 
at East Dennis, Mass., August 13th, takes away one 
of the most promising of Bowdoin's recent graduates. 
He had graduated from Andover Theological Semi- 
nary last June, at the age of thirty, and was just 
entering on his career as a clergyman by assuming 
charge of the church at East Dennis. At college he 
was one of the most popular men in his class, and, 
as President Hyde said at the funeral at Ellsworth, 
"He was one of our noblest graduates, and well 
prepared to do an excellent work." On his parents, 
and his fiancee, Miss Alice Furbish, of Brunswick, 
the blow falls, hardest, but there are many others 
who mourn with them the los6 of a sincere friend. 

'94. — Charles A. Flagg of Washington, D. C, 
was married, June 21st, at East Orange, N. J., to 
Miss Harriette D. Valentine, of that place. His 
college classmate, Ralph P. Plaisted, of Bangor, was 
best man. 

'99. — Lucien P. Libby has charge of the Greek 
and science departments at Oak Grove Seminary, 
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'97. — M. Sumner Coggan is practicing law with 
his father, Marcellus Coggan, Esq., Tremont Build- 
ing, Rooms 912 and 913. 

'98. — Edward Hutchings was admitted to the 
Suffolk bar at Boston, September 22. After com- 
pleting his studies in Bangor he studied corporation 
law in Boston with one of the ablest men in Massa- 
chusetts. He has opened an office in Boston at No. 
S3 State Street, Room 728, Exchange Building. 



Our thanks are due to Mr. Pearson, the perma- 
nent secretary, for the following directory of the 
Class of 1900 : 

Babb, . with Unitah Copper Summit Co. Add. 
Vernal, Utah. 

Bacon, undecided. Add. 42 Washington street, 
Natick, Mass. 

Bass, with G. H. Bass & Co., shoe manufacturers, 
Wilton. Add. Wilton, Me. 

Beadle, undecided. Add. 89 Pratt street, Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

Beane, will attend Bowdoin Medical School. 
Add. Hallowell, Me. 

Bell, will attend Harvard Law School. Add 
Andover, Mass. 

Bragdon, principal of Ashland (Mass.) High 
School. Add. Ashland, Mass. 

Burnell, will study law. Add. 2$ Revere street, 
Woodfords, Me. 

Burbank, will teach. Add. Exeter, N. H. 

Chapman, will travel during the coming year. 
Add. 375 Spring street, Portland, Me. 

Clarke, no information. Add. Damariscotta, Me. 

Clement, principal of Boothbay High School. 
Add. Boothbay, Me. 

Clough, principal of Brownville High School. 
Add. Brownville, Me. 

Cobb, teaching in Bath High School. Add. 
Bath, Me. 

Colesworthy, will study law. Add. 19 Revere 
street, Woodfords, Me. 

Edwards, will attend Massachusetts Institute 
Technology. Add. 91 Spring street, Portland, Me. 

Giles, principal of Denmark High School. Add. 
Denmark, Me. 

Goodspeed, in Pittsfield Woolen Mills. Add. 
Pittsfield, Me. 

Gould, undecided. Add. 47 Academy street, 
Bath, Me. 

Hamlen, draughtsman. National Tube Works, 
McKeesport, Pa. Add. McKeesport, Pa. 



A. J. Hamlin, teaching in New Hampshire. Add. 
Brunswick, Me. 

S. M. Hamlin, principal of Greeley Institute. 
Add. Cumberland Center, Me. 

Harris, will go into business in Boston. Add. E. 
Machias, Me. 

Holmes, will teach French and German. Add. 
Brunswick, Me. 

Jordan, will study law. Add. 165 Winter street. 
Auburn, Me. 

Knight, studying law in Rockland. Add. Rock- 
land, Me. 

Lee, studying at General Theological Seminary, 
New York. Add. Chelsea square, New York. 

Levensaler, will attend Harvard Law School. 
Add. Thomaston, Me. 

McCarty, in United States Civil Service. Add. 
Census Office, Washington, D. C. 

McCormick, principal of Boothbay Harbor High 
School. Add. Boothbay Harbor, Me. 

Merrill, studying law with Herrick & Park, 
Bethel. Add. Bethel, Me. 

Palmer, undecided. Add. Woodfords, Me. 

Parsons, will study law with Bird & Bradley, 
Portland. Add. Yarmouth, Me. 

Pearson, assistant in Physics, Bowdoin. Add. 
Brunswick, Me. 

Phillips, with American Ice Co. Add. South 
Brewer, Me. 

Potter, teaching in South Street Grammar School, 
Bath. Add. 218 Washington street, Bath, Me. 

Pottle, will go into business in Portland. Add. 
SI Howe street, Lewiston, Me. 

Randall [no information; teaching in Massachu- 
setts]. 

Robinson, working for Maine Missionary Society 
in Aroostook. Add. Brewer, Me. 

Rowell, with Westinghouse Electric and Manu- 
facturing Co., Pittsburg, Pa. Add. 529 Jeannette 
street, Wilkinsburg, Pa. 

Russell, studying at New England Conservatory 
of Music. Add. 762 Tremont street, Boston, Mass. 

Shorey, with Bridgton News. Add. Bridg- 
ton. Me. 

Sparks, with Bangor Daily News. Add. Per 
Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Me. 

Spear, will attend Harvard Medical School. Add. 
39 Dresden avenue, Gardiner, Me. 

Stackpole, studying Political Economy at Har- 
vard. Add. Cambridge, Mass. 



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Strout, will attend Bowdoin Medical School. 
Add. Gardiner, Me. 

Sylvester, teaching at Perkins Institute for the 
Blind. Add. South Boston, Mass. 

Ward, Professor of Greek in Bucksport Semi- 
nary. Add. Bucksport, Me. 

Webber, teaching Ninth Grade, Bath. Add. 
900 Washington street, Bath, Me. 

West, teaching in Brunswick Grammar School. 
Add. 176 Main street, Brunswick, Me. 

Whitney, with Kendell & Whitney, merchants, 
Portland. Add. 365 Spring street, Portland, Me. 

Willard, principal of Fryeburg Academy. Add. 
Fryeburg, Me. 

Williams, principal of New Gloucester High 
School. Add. New Gloucester, Me. 

Wood, will attend Boston School of Pharmacy. 
Add. 473 Cumberland street, Portland, Me. 

Woodbury, teaching Mathematics and Sciences 
in Bucksport Seminary. Add. Bucksport, Me. 



OBITUARY. 

Dr. Harold C. Martin died suddenly of heart 
disease on July 27. Though apparently in the best 
of health, he had recently complained of trouble of 
the heart. 

Dr. Martin was the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. P. 
Martin of Foxcroft. He graduated from Foxcroft 
Academy in 1891, and the Bowdoin Medical School 
in '95. For three years afterwards he was located 
at Henderson as physician to the Canadian Pacific 
Railway; and also was employed for two seasons 
as house physician at the Mt. Kineo House. He had 
but recently taken a three months' course at the 
Bellevue Hospital, New York, and then located in 
Oldtown, and at the time of his death was just estab- 
lishing a practice in Dover and Foxcroft. 

Dr. Martin is survived by his parents and by two 
brothers, one of whom lives in Colorado, the other 
of whom is a student in our Sophomore Class. 



Flood, Class of '94. 

Inasmuch as it has pleased the Heavenly Father 
in His infinite wisdom to remove from earthly labors 
our beloved classmate, Fred W. Flood, it seems 
proper that we give expression to the feeling of our 
common loss. The ten years which have elapsed 
since our first meeting — years of college life and 
subsequent varying experiences — have served only 
to strengthen our regard for our brother. 

To the memory of' him who has left us, his 
Christian devotion and true manliness, we offer the 
respect born of these years of friendship ; to the 
parents and other near ones at this time of their 
deep bereavement, our heart-felt sympathy. 
For the class, 

C. A. Flagg, Secretary. 




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The beginning of the college year marks 
an innovation in the policy of the college 
toward religious worship. Heretofore, absence 
from church has been regarded as an offense 
against college discipline. With the begin- 
ning of the present year church attendance is 
left to the option of the individual student, 
but an accurate record will be kept of his 
attendance and sent with his rank to his 
parents. This throws the responsibility for 
church attendance entirely upon the parents. 
The result of the change will be watched with 
great interest, not only by the college, but by 
the educational world in general. But little 
attempt was made by the Faculty under the 



old system to enforce the rule, and an 
ingenious student could invent enough excuses 
to make his record comparatively clean at the 
end of the term. 

Under the new rule no excuses will be 
accepted, and each individual must stand upon 
his record. 

The new policy is a decided advance in the 
ethics of the college. A man enough advanced 
in intellect to enter a college surely has will 
enough of his own to attend church without 
the necessity of force. Every restraint of a 
religious nature placed upon 'a man is a detri- 
ment rather than a benefit. We trust the 
student body will show their appreciation of 
the action of the Faculty by giving an hour 
each Sunday to divine worship. 



Are students attracted to Bowdoin by the 
work of our athletic teams? This is a ques- 
tion which is often asked and one upon which 
many connected with the college hold different 
views. Whether the answer be yes or no, 
however, there is one criticism that can be 
justly made. This is in regard to the indif- 
ferent manner in which some of our former 
base-ball and foot-ball teams have often 
played. Frequently we have lost games which 
we not only had no business to lose, but which 
we ought to have won by a large score. A 
good example of this was the foot-ball game 
with Colby in Portland last year. Everybody 
is aware that our team was superior in every 
way, but there was a lack of energy and 
seemingly of interest among the players which 
lost the game. When the time came for the 
Bates game all this indifference had dis- 
appeared and we won hands down from a 
team far stronger than Colby. Another exam- 
ple of this same fault occurred two years ago 
in base-ball, when Bowdoin won nearly all the 



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games outside the State and lost as many at 
home. 

The cause of all this lies in the fact that, 
excepting in the case of Bates, we do not feel, 
as we should, the importance of winning 
games from the Maine colleges. Everybody 
expects Harvard and Brown to beat us, but 
they do not expect us to be beaten by Colby or 
the University of Maine, — and if we are, it 
injures us more in the estimation of others 
than a good showing against Harvard or Yale 
can atone for. 

Another thing which has won the displeas- 
ure of the alumni is the spirit with which the 
college regards the Tufts and Amherst games. 
These games are considered by the alumni of 
Boston and the vicinity far more important 
than the Bates game. They are seen by much 
larger crowds and much more space is devoted 
to them in the Boston papers. There seems 
to have been in past years a general feeling in 
the college that we were bound to lose these 
two games, anyway, and that how large the 
score might be amounted to very little. This 
shows poor spirit. There is no reason why 
we should not beat both Tufts and Amherst. 
If we should start in with a determination to 
beat both these teams it would be a source of 
much gratification to our alumni and they 
would in turn be disposed to contribute more 
liberally for the support of athletics. 

This year the^foot-ball outlook is very 
bright. We have a good coach, a large squad 
is out every night and an unusual amount of 
interest is being taken by the student body. 
The old debt has been paid off and everything 
is now on a sound financial basis. We hope 
that throughout the season the team will go in 
with a determination to do its best. Then 
there can be but one answer to the above ques- 
tion. 

Although it will cause a conflict of one 
hour a week, the Faculty have decided to fol- 
low the established precedent and allow 
Seniors to elect both Geology and Economics 



in order that each member of the class may 
take the course if he so desires. 

Much progress has been shown by the 
college in the last few years in relation to 
needed changes in the curriculum. Each 
year it has been made possible for a man to 
elect a broader and more practical course of 
study than he could the year before. It is 
now possible for one to choose almost any 
combination of courses which have the least 
relation to each other. 

Along with this ' growing freedom in the 
choice of courses the standing demanded by 
the college has steadily increased. A few 
years ago it was much easier for a man to get 
high rank than it is now, and rank correspond- 
ing to A I was much more common. At 
present, however, if a man comes to Bowdoin 
and intends to acquire high rank he must work 
and work hard. 

The Orient wishes to call attention to the 
fact that it is essential to well support the 
foot-ball team in order to procure the best 
results. The presence of a large part of the 
student body at the afternoon practice will 
materially aid the team in its work. The 
more support we have the better team will be 
developed. This is a duty which rests upon 
each man in college. 

Much enthusiasm should also be shown at 
the games and the cheering should be constant. 
It would be a good plan for the students to get 
together in a mass-meeting and to appoint 
cheer leaders to serve during the present 
season. 

A question which now arises in regard to 
the advisability of teaching Spanish in Bow- 
doin — now that the United States has assumed 
control of Cuba, Porto Rico, and tne Philip- 
pines it seems almost a necessity that the 
Spanish language be taught. The acquisition 
of these islands has furnished a large field for 
American enterprise, and many are already 
engaged in extensive speculations. The gov- 
ernment employs many men in makmg sur- 
veys of the land and in the post-office and cus- 



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torn houses. The future bids fair to witness 
an extensive growth of American capital in 
Cuba and Porto Rico, — and there is no doubt 
that vast developments will be made in a com- 
mercial line. 

The Philippines, too, offer a tempting field 
for American enterprise. As yet they are not 
pacified, but when they are, there is every 
reason to believe that as much attention will 
be paid to them by America as to Cuba and 
Porto Rico. 

In order that industry be successful it is 
necessary that its promoters be able to con- 
verse with the natives, who will in all proba- 
bility do the greater part of the labor, in their 
own language. This can be done only by 
means of a thorough knowledge of Spanish, 
which is the spoken language of the islands. 

In light of these facts it seems essential 
that Spanish be taught in our American col- 
leges, and while it is not possible to put in a 
course this year we hope at the beginning of 
the next to see a course in Spanish in the cur- 
riculum of Bowdoin. 



THE OUTLOOK. 
Two hours of heavy practice against a 
good second eleven has hardened up the first 
eleven considerably this week. On Monday 
and Tuesday the first found it difficult to 
make headway against the second, but this 
is to be expected after the heavy playing of 
Saturday. About thirty men are out daily, 
and every man is doing good work. The posi- 
tions of the team have not yet been assigned, 
but probably the men who played Saturday in 
the different halves will nearly all make the 
team. Dunlap, '03, joined the team on Mon- 
day and is being played as tackle, and also 
will be tried as fullback. Laferriere is being 
tried at end this week, and is showing up well. 
With the number of men trying for tackle and 
end positions the team ought to be well pro- 
vided against injuries in those places. Sat- 
urday, Bowdoin will play Harvard at Cam- 
bridge, and the more sanguine among the 



students are predicting a small score. But 
Harvard is particularly strong this year, and 
the team will do well to hold them to four 
touchdowns. About fifteen men will make the 
Harvard trip. 

Punting and goal kicking are two things 
in which the team is rather weak, but daily 
practice is being indulged in by the backs with 
arood results. 



AN IMPORTANT CHANGE. 
The attention of students is hereby called' 
to the following recommendation of the 
Faculty which was accepted by the Board at 
their last annual meeting. 

Voted, That the work in the first year of 
the JMedical School in Physiology and Anat- 
omy be allowed to count as four courses of a 
term each toward the degree of A.B. in the 
college. 

No further provision has as yet been made 
to make it possible for students of the college 
to pursue regular courses in the Medical 
School. But, in order to gain more definite 
information in regard to the desires of 
students and to arrange, if possible, a fixed 
schedule of hours, the Faculty request those 
members of the Senior Class who would care 
to take advantage of such an opportunity to 
give their names to the Registrar some time 
during this week. 

By order of the Faculty, 

Registrar. 

This is an innovation which will be much 
appreciated by all those who intend to enter 
the Medical School. By allowing the study of 
Physiology and Anatomy to count as four 
courses for the degree of A.B. in college, it is 
made possible for a Senior in the academic 
department, if he has studied chemistry, to 
graduate from college and at the same time to 
have completed nearly everything required for 
his first year in the Medical School ; and 
thereby to complete his course tJiere in three 
years. 



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It is expected that many now in college 
will take advantage of this opportunity ; also 
that many who h^ve not hitherto felt that they 
could afford to devote eight years to study 
after graduation from the preparatory schools 
and who have consequently omitted the college 
course, will, by means of this scheme, find it 
possible to obtain a college education before 
entering the Medical School. 



• CAMPUS^ CHAT. 

Carter, '02, is back at college. 

Dunlap, '03, returned to college Saturday. 

Latest foot-ball news : Edward Little 4, Bates o. 

Bradstreet, from Hotchkiss, is a recent addition 
to '03. 

Professor and Mrs. Robinson spent Sunday at 
Poland Spring. 

Dunlap, '03, has returned to college and is play- 
ing foot-ball hard. 

Several of the students will attend the Harvard 
game on Saturday. 

Bangs, '91, and C. G. Smith, '98, have visited 
the campus this week. 

Coffin, '03, returned in time to pitch winning 
ball against the Freshmen. 

President Hyde's remarks Sunday were upon 
the new church regulation. 

The second touchdown in Saturday's game was 
made in forty-three seconds. 

Professor Chapmali addressed the Y. M. C. A. 
meeting on Sunday afternoon. 

J. Clair Minott, '96, of the Kennebec Journal, 
was on the campus this week. 

The Sophomoric ability in yagging cannot be 
doubted after Saturday's game. 

The total attendance at Bowdoin this year out- 
numbers all records for many years. 

President Hyde addressed the Maine Congrega- 
tional Conference at Augusta last week. 

Lyford, '96, Merritt, '98, and Newbegin, '96, 
were among the alumni visitors this week. 

Any one having goats for sale can find pur- 
chasers by applying to the various fraternities. 

The New Hampshire State College were as gen- 
tlemanly appearing a team as you will often meet. 

The engagement is announced of Fred U. Ward, 
1900, to Miss Katherine Coffin of Addison, Maine. 



If the choir keeps up the pace they have set for 
Sunday music, we are in for some musical treats 
this year. 

Merrymeeting Park has dosed for the season, 
but the menagerie will remain open during the day 
time for some weeks yet. 

Peabody, '03, recently acted as usher at the 
wedding of his brother, Clarence W. Peabody, '93, 
to Miss Helen N. Blakeslee. 

Plans for a Senior and Junior base-ball game 
are being made, and the game will occur the last of 
this week or early in the following one. 

The first book required for outside reading in 
Rhetoric will be Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress," 
Temple Edition ; published by MacMillan & Co. 

Topsham Fair will occur October 9 to 12. 
Adjourns should be granted for one day. Triangle 
will trot on Wednesday afternoon, and a large dele- 
gation of upper classmen will be on hand to root 
for their favorite steed. 

At the class meeting of 1903 last week, Pratt 
was elected to represent the class on the Jury, and 
Dana as a member of the General Athletic Com- 
mittee. 

The continued warm weather is welcomed with 
delight by the golf and tennis players. The courts 
are in exceptionally fine sliape and are in contin- 
uous use. 

Prophecies as to the score next Saturday are 
being freely made. If Bowdoin plays a snappy 
game Harvard ought not to score more than three 
touchdowns. 

The number of students already enrolled is 
larger than it has been for several years. There 
are now two hundred fifty-three registered, which 
is a gain of ten over last year. 

It took the Freshtnen some time to learn that 
lateness at chapel is not customary. Several times 
during the first week tardy members came boldly 
in after the doors had been shut. 

The first themes are due October 9, instead of 
October i, as reported in the last number. Students 
have until the close of the Library on the evening 
of the last day to pass in their themes. 

While the Sophomore theme work will be ranked 
with the course in Rhetoric, special rank will be 
kept on the themes in order to decide the contestants 
in the '68 prize speaking two years hence. 

Those interested in the late Dr. Cyrus B. Ham- 
lin, '34, will find it worth while to inspect the steam 
engine which he made, the first in Maine, which is 
in the Cleaveland cabinet at Massachusetts Hall. 

Roland W. Mann, '92, of Boston, has visited 
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105 



of the Boston Alumni Association in tlie matter of 
drafting a new constitution for tlie Athletic Asso- 
ciation. 

The following men have been elected on the 
college jury for the following year: Appleton, 
Delta Kappa Epsilon ; Randall, Zeta Psi ; Sanborn, 
Delta Upsilon ; Leighton, Psi Upsilon ; Yost, Kappa 
Sigma ; Quinn, Alpha Delta Phi ; Foster, 'oi ; 
Pratt, '03 ; Giles, '02. 

An effort will soon be made to establish a school- 
masters' club in Bowdoin. The college is an espe- 
cially good field for a club of this sort, as at least 
fifty of the students are past or present school- 
masters. The object of the club will be partly 
social, establishing good-fellowship and a fraternal 
feeling among the teachers ; and partly for business. 

The physical examination of the Freshman Class 
began on Thursday afternoon. Cloudman, Stewart, 
Wyman, Thompson, Shaughnessy, Hayden, Wing, 
B. P. Hamilton, and Bisbee are Dr. Whittier's 
assistants in this work. It is of course understood 
by the Freshman Class that when notified they must 
be on hand promptly at the time set for their exam- 
ination. 

The recent evening bonfires on the campus 
whereby considerable furniture and little of the 
heating and lighting apparatus was consumed, were 
the subject of a few remarks in chapel Friday 
morning. If the students can aid the contractors 
in any way by refraining from interference with 
their working materials, not a student will touch so 
much as a barrel. Anything that will assist in pro- 
curing hot water and heat in the Ends will be 
regarded as a boon from Heaven, 

Last Tuesday evening Coach Locke inaugurated 
a new feature in foot-ball training in Bowdoin. 
Meetings will be held each week on Tuesday even- 
ing of the entire squad. These meetings will be 
addressed by the Coach upon the questions which 
arise during the practice, and new plays will be dis- 
cussed. Attendance at these meetings is compul- 
sory upon every member of the team. This is 
entirely 'a new idea in Bowdoin, and cannot help 
being exceedingly beneficial. 

Only twenty-one men showed up for foot-ball 
practice on Friday. Since the success of our team 
depends in a great measure on the strength of our 
second eleven, it is every man's duty to be on the 
field each night and aid to the utmost to give ihe 
first eleven some sharp practice. With the outgoing 
of the present Senior Class we shall lose a large 
number of our best men, whose places must be 
filled by this year's second team. Experience in 
foot-ball is the essential thing toward a good 
player. All the men on the second should strive 



to be on the field each night and gain the advantage 
of the coaching. 

The following notice of the Topsham Fair has 
appeared in the papers : 

The 46th annual fair of the Sagadahoc Agricul- 
tural and Horticultural Society begins at Topsham 
October 9th, and continues for three days. This 
fair promises to be the best ever held in the history 
of the society, and special efforts have been made 
to make it a success in every sense of the word. 
Besides an excellent list of races for the three days 
special attractions have also been added which can- 
not fail to please all who attend. Among the attrac- 
tions are Mack and Mara in their great farmer act, 
Mark Leach with his trained Maine steers, bicycle 
races and trick riders, interspersed with music by 
the Bath Cadet Band. 



SOPHOMORES DRIVEN. 
The annual rush between the Freshman and Soph- 
omore classes of Harvard took place on the evening 
of October i, and was the fiercest that has been seen 
for many years. It finally resulted in the Sopho- 
mores being driven off the field. 



ATHLETICS. 

Brunswick, Me., Sept. 30, igoo. 

In answer to many inquiries, and to explain my 
own position in the matter I avail myself of the 
opportunity so kindly offered me by the Orient to 
inform the student body as to the likelihood of a 
Bates-Bowdoin game this fall. 

It will be remembered that before the game 
last year there was much trouble with the guar- 
antee. Bates felt sui-e of winning the game and 
would have come to Brunswick for almost nothing. 
Of course this was a big temptation to the Bowdoin 
manager, for by paying them a very small guarantee 
he could have made a good deal of money for his 
own season. The advisory board, however, looked 
ahead farther and saw that by giving a small guar- 
antee last year we laid ourselves open to the same 
treatment this year, thvis making every alternate 
year a losing one for each team. They were firm 
in the matter, finally persuading Bates to take one- 
half the gross receipts of the game, with the under- 
standing that a precedent was thereby established 
which, while it could not absolutely bind future 
managers, was expected to serve as a precedent. 

This, brings us to the present time, when Bates 
offers us $190 to play the game this fall ; a game 
which on a pleasant day would take $1000 gate 
money. The position which I have taken is this : 
While $190 or perhaps more would be just what I 
need to run my own season, I have the principle 



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and precedent established last year to uphold, and 
have written Bates finally that they can give us 
half the gross receipts of the game in Lewiston or 
the game will not be played. 

All the alumni that I have seen have upheld this 
policy, and I hope the students will back me up in 
the stand I have taken. 

Harold Lee Berry, Manager. 



BowDOiN 32, New Hampshire State College o. 
Bowdoin played her first game of the season with 
New Hampshire State College on Saturday, and 
defeated her with ease. Before the game Bow- 
doin's supporters were rather uneasy and expected 
an exciting game, as New Hampshire had held 
Exeter down in the first game of the season to a 
tie score. But their fears were groundless. New 
Hampshire had the ball but twice in the game and 
each time failed to make their distance. Every Bow- 
doin play gained yards, and the backs frequently 
made long runs of from 20 to 25 yards. New 
Hampshire seemed to have quite a snappy lot of 
players, but could not resist or make headway 
against Bowdoin's heavy line. 
The game in detail : 

First Half. 

New Hampshire kicked off to Bowdoin's 30-yard 
line. In the line-up Hunt made five yards around 
left end, and Upton gained 12 more through Cutler. 
Gregson bucked the line for two more. Giles made 
a pretty run of 12 yards on a bluff punt and on the 
next play Gregson circled right end for 15. Lafer- 
riere hit left tackle for four. Gregson then circled 
right end again for 20, and Hunt drove through the 
line for four; a plunge through right tackle by 
Gregson gave ten more. Upton advanced the ball 
three more and on^ the next play Hunt was sent 
over the line for a touchdown after 6 minutes and 
7 seconds of play. Gregson kicked the goal. Score, 
Bowdoin 6, New Hampshire o. 

New Hampshire kicked off to Marshall, who ran 
back 20 yards. On the line-up Gregson ran around 
right end SS yards for a touchdown after 43 seconds 
of play. Gregson kicked the goal. Score, Bow- 
doin 12, New Hampshire o. 

On the next kickoff Upton advanced the ball ten 
yards. The next play was fumbled and on the next 
Gregson lost half a yard. Upton punted 25 yards. 
Taylor gained five yards round left end and Runlett 
added one more. Taylor tried the line for no gains 
and the ball went to Bowdoin on downs. Hunt cir- 
cled left end for 20 yards. Gregson bucked the line 
for five and Upton followed with 12 more. Hunt 
gained four by a straight dive through guard. 
Upton found the center good for seven. Gregson 



dove through tackle for eight yards and Upton was 
sent over the line for a touchdown. Gregson failed 
at the goal. Score, Bowdoin 17, New Hampshire o. 

Upton ran back 15 yards on the kickoff and 
gained five more through center. Laferriere went 
through left tackle for 11 yards and the whistle 
blew for time. 

Second Half. 

Bowdoin changed her line-up considerably in the 
second half. F. Marshall took B. Marshall's place at 
tackle. Giles took Hunt's place at right half. Pratt 
went to quarter and Phipps replaced Swett at guard. 

Upton kicked off to the fifteen yard line and out 
of bounds. The ball was returned to the center of 
the field. Upton kicked off again to Taylor on the 
twenty-five yard line. He failed to gain, and 
fumbled the ball on the next play. Gregson failed 
to gain. On the next play he hurdled the line in 
fine style for seven yards and Laferriere gained three 
more. Colby took Verder's place at fullback for 
New Hampshire. Upton bucked the line for a 
touchdown. No goal. Score, Bowdoin 22, New 
Hampshire o. 

Wilson took Upton's place at fullback. Taylor 
kicked off to Pratt, who ran back twenty-five yards 
before he was downed. New Hampshire got the 
ball on a fumble but immediately lost it on downs. 
Laferriere gained 9 yards. Wilson dove through 
center for four yards, Leighton gained four through 
right guard. Laferriere added three and Mar- 
shall one. Wilson made a beautiful line buck of 
ten yards. Laferriere went through the oppo- 
site tackle for 11. Wilson added three. Leigh- 
ton and Laferriere gained five each, and Gregson 
four more. Fogg went to right end and Hamilton 
to right tackle. Gregson gained three yards and 
Wilson nine in two rushes. Leighton carried the 
ball five more and over the line for a tovichdown. 
No goal. Score : Bowdoin 27, New Hampshire o. 

Only two more minutes remained to play. Tay- 
lor kicked off to Gregson, but the wet ball slipped 
out of his hands. Pratt picked it up and ran 20 
yards. He, too, dropped the ball, but Hamilton fell 
on it on the twenty-five yard line. Gregson punted 
twenty-five yards. Taylor fumbled and Fogg fell 
on the ball. Leighton gained five and Hamilton 
four. Phipps went through left guard for three 
yards and Wilson bucked the line for four. By 
steady rushing the ball was carried to within five 
yards of the goal and Wilson went over the line for 
a touchdown. No goal. Score : Bowdoin 32, New 
Hampshire o. 

Only a minute more of play remained. Wilson 
ran back 15 yards on the kick off. Gregson punted. 
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107 



failed to gain and time was called. 
32, New Hampshire 0. 
The line-up : 

BOWDOIN. 

Hamilton-Fogg- 

Larrabee. 
Laferriere-Ham 

ilton. 
Svvett-Phipps. 
Bodwell. 
Leighton. 
F. Marshell-B. 

shell. 
Kelley. 
Giles-Pratt. 
Hunt-Giles. 
Gregson. 
Upton-Wilson. 



Score : Bowdoin 



New Hampshire. 



Right End. 

Right Tackle. 
Right Guard. 
Center. 
Left Guard. 
Mar- 
Left Tackle. 
Left End. 
Quarterback. 
Right Halfback. 
Left Halfback. 
Fullback. 



Cilley. 

Dearborn. 

Bickford. 

Pierson. 

Carrell. 

Morel. 

Patten. 

Johnston. 

Taylor. 

Runlett. 

Verder- Colby. 



ECHOES FROM THE GAME. 

Every man in the Bowdoin line weighs over 175 
lbs. 

The second touchdown in 43 seconds was the 
quickest one on record on the Bowdoin grounds. 

The touchdowns in the second half were all 
made by straight line bucking, not an end run being 
made. 

One of the New Hampshire men was a Cuban. 

One feature of Bowdoin's play was the absence 
of fumbling which marked last year's game. 

Cloudman made a most acceptable referee. 

New Hampshire took it very cheerfully. They 
expected it. 

It will be a different proposition Saturday. 



BASE-BALL. 

The second game in the Freshman-Sophomore 
base-ball series took place on the Delta Saturday 
forenoon, and as predicted the strengthened Soph- 
omore team won, making a game each, and the rub- 
ber will be played off some day this week. With 
Coffin in the box and Havey on first the 1903 team 
was a great deal stronger than that of last week, 
and they had, no trouble in winning out after they 
got straightened away. 

Oakes, the Freshman pitcher, started in well and 
for awhile it looked as if he was going to repeat 
his last week's performance, as at the end of the fifth 
inning his team led by the score of 8 to 4, but in the 
following innings the Sophomores began to hit and 
then the Freshman infield went all to pieces and the 
Sophs, won. out as they pleased. 

The features of the game were the hitting of 
Havey, the backstop work of Blanchard and the 
base running of Martin and Perkins. Coffin pitched 
a steady game and was well supported. 



The summary : 

1903. 

AB. R. EH. PC. A. E. 

Green, cf 7 3 5 i o o 

Conners, 3d 730023 

Coffin, p 6 2 2 I S I 

Havey, ist 4 2 2 11 o o 

L. Dana, 2d, (Capt.)... 523731 

Shaughnessey, ss 4 2 2 2 i o 

Holt, rf 4 I 2 I o o 

Blanchard, c 6 2 i 4 i o 

J. Perkins, If S 45000 

48 21 22 27 12 5 

Freshman. 

ad. r. bh. po. a. e. 

Gould, 1st s 02203 

Martin, 2d 5 i o 6 o i 

Oakes, (Capt), p 5 i 2 o 2 i 

Smith, cf ■ 4 20100 

Allen, c 3 3 o 4 6 o 

Purrington, lb 4 22603 

L. Larrabee, if 4 10200 

Byron, rf 4 I 2 o o o 

Small, ,3b 4 I 3 o I 

38 II 9 24 8 9 

Two-base hits. Coffin, Small. Base on balls, by 
Coffin 5 ; by Oakes, 3. Hit by pitched ball, Smith, 
Larrabee, Havey, Shaughnessey, Perkins. Passed 
balls, Blanchard i. Wild pitches, Coffin i. Double 
play. Shaughnessey Dana and Havey. Struck out, 
by Oakes, Coffin 3, Shaughnessey l ; by Coffin, 
Gould, Small, Larrabee. Umpire^ G. L. Pratt, 1904. 
Time, 2 hours 40 minutes. 



Y. M. C. f=l. 

The annual reception to the Freshman Class 
was held in the College Library on Tuesday evening, 
September 25. It was an unqualified success. A 
goodly number of the upper-classmen aided Presi- 
dent Evans and his assistants in giving the Fresh- 
men an exceedingly pleasant evening. After an 
hour spent in social conversation President Evans 
called the assembly to order and spoke on the work 
of the Y. M. C. A. in Bowdoin, its past and pres- 
ent and the attractions and the advantages it offers 
to the incoming class. He then introduced the 
speakers of the evening, Professors Houghton, 
Mitchell, and Robinson. Each gave a short talk on 
some question pertinent to Y. M. C. A. work. After 
the speeches refreshments were served. 

The first meeting of the Y. M. C. A. was held 
on Thursday evening, and the policy of the associa- 
tion for the coming year outlined. President Evans 
and his associates are planning for an active year's 
work. The Sunday afternoon meeting and the 
Thursday evening will continue on the same plan 
as last year. An effort will be made to arouse new 



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interest in the college in religious work. Mission- 
ary work, both local and foreign, is to be one of 
the special lines of work which the association will 
take up. A Bible class will be started within two 
weeks. The instructor has not yet been selected. 
H. W. Hicks, Eastern Student Secretary of the 
Y. M. C. A., will speak before the Bowdoin Associa- 
tion, Sunday afternoon, October 14. It is hoped 
that many students will avail themselves of the 
opportunity to listen to Mr. Hicks, who is an 
exceedingly interesting speaker. 



PER SONA LS. 

Mr. Hagar, the class secretary, kindly furnishes 
the following Class Directory of '97: The dates in 
parentheses indicate when last heard from. 

S. O. Ahdros. Private tutor ('00). Home add. 
Thorndike Hotel, Rockland, Me. 

W. C. Adams. Student, Harvard Graduate 
School (99). Add. 19 Cottage St., Cambridge, 
Mass. 

S. P. Ackley. Teaching, Washington Academy, 
East Machias, Me. 

G. S. Bean. Died Jan. 5, 1899, at Boston. Mass. 

C. L. Blake. Lawyer ('oo). Home add. New 
Gloucester, Me. 

E. L. Bodge. Student, New York Law School 
('99). Add. North Windham, Me. 

F. D. Booker. Student, U. of Pa. ('00). Home 
add. Brunswick, Me. 

G. M. Brett. Teacher, Burlington, Vt., High 
School, 88 South Willard St., Burlington, Vt. 

G. E. Carmichael. With Metropolitan Life Ins. 
Co., South Framingham, Mass. 

R. H. Clark. Student, Louisville, Ky., Medical 
School ('00). Add. 620 8th St., Louisville, Ky. 

M. S. Coggan. Law Student ('99). Tremont 
Building, Boston, Mass. 

A. P. Cook. Student, College of Pharmacy. 
Boston, Mass. Add. 178 West Brookline Street 

(-00). 

E. C. Davis. Principal, High School, Billerica, 
Mass. ('00). 

P. W. Dilvis. Student, Medical School of 
Maine, Brunswick ('00). 

H. Dole. Teacher, Gorham, Me. ('00). 

H. E. Dunnack. Pastor, Methodist Church, 
Augusta. Me. C'oo). 

C. B. Eastman. Attorney-at-Law, Portland, Me. 
Add. 98 Exchange Street. 

D. W. Elliott. Teacher, Lynn High School, 
Lynn, Mass. Add. 39 High Rock Avenue. 

F. K. Ellsworth. Pastor Congregational Church, 
Sandwich. Mass. 

B. J. Fitz. Instructor, U. of Colorado, Boulder, 
Col. ('00). 

A. A. French. Business, Attleboro, Mass. 
Home add. Norway, Me. ('00). 

Henry Gilman. Teaching, Plymouth, Mass. 
Coo). 

H. E. Gribbin. Student, Medical School of 
Maine, Brunswick ('00). Home add. 50 Smith 
Street, Portland, Me. 

R, S. Hagar. Law Student, Buffalo, N. Y., 319 
Mooney Building ('00). 

John G. Haines. Student, Andover Theological 
Seminary, Andover, Mass. ('00). 



O. L. Hanlon. Student, Medical School of 
Maine, Brunswick ('00). Home add. Berlin, N. H. 

H. S. Harriman. Principal, Washington Acade- 
my, East Machias, Me. 

A. T, Hatch. Instructor, Franklin School, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. 2833 May Street ('00). 

J. W. Hewitt. Principal Hanover, N. H., High 
School (98). 

C. H. Holmes. Student, U. of P. Medical Dept., 
3727 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa. ('00). 

J. H. Home. Teaching, Bloomington, Ind. 
Home add. Berlin, N. H. ('00). 

R. L. Hall. Student, Jefferson Medical School, 
Philadelphia, Pa. ('00). Res. Deering, Me. 

T. C. Keohan. Law Student, Lynn, Mass. No. 
13 Bergengren Building. 

F. G. Kneeland. Attorney-at-Law. Res. Bridg- 
ton. Me. 

C. B. Lamb. Pastor, Methodist Churches, 
Sebago and Naples, Me. ('00). 

D. C. Linscott, Jr. Law Student, Boston Uni- 
versity Law School ('99). Res. 136 West Newton 
Street, Boston, Mass. 

H. D. Lord. With Peperell Mills, Biddeford, 
Me. Coo). 

Hugh MacCallum. Student, Yale Divinity 
School, New Haven, Ct. 

San Lorenzo Merriman. Teacher, Island Falls, 
Me. 

J. H. Morse. Student, Harvard Medical School, 
Boston. Res. Bath, Me. 

O. E. Pease. Attorney-at-Law, 512 Tremont 
Building, Boston, Mass. 

E. F. Pratt. Student, Medical School of Maine, 
Brunswick. Res. Topsham, Me. 

E. G. Pratt. Attorney-at-Law, 38 Park Row, 
New York City. 

Chase Pulsifer. Mill business, Barker Mills, 
Auburn, Me. ('00). 

J. H. Quint. Pastor, Congregational Church, 
Rochester, Mass. ('00). 

R. S. Randall. Principal of High School, 
Princeton, Me. ('00). 

J. E. Rhodes, 2d. Private Secretary, Congress- 
man Littlefield. Res. 22 Front Street, Rockland, Me. 

J. P. Russell. Student, Medical School of 
Maine. Res. Warren, Me. 

C. H. Sewall. Principal of High School, Wis- 
casset. Me. 

N. C. Shordan. With Boston Elevated Railway 
Co., 4 Walker Street, Maiden, mass, i, y8). 

J. M. Shute. Teacher in High School, Water- 
bury, Conn., 133 West Main Street. 

F. J. Small. Law Student, U. of Maine. Res. 
Oldtown, Me. 

R. W. Smith. Student Harvard Law School. 
Res. Auburn, Me. 

D. D. Spear, Jr. Principal of High School. 
Oxford, Me. 

F. A. Stearns. Hardware business. Hot Springs, 
Ark. ('00). 

J. S. Stetson. Student, Medical School of 
Maine, Brunswick, Me. ('00). 

H. M. Varrell. Instructor, LIniversity of Colo- 
rado, Boulder. Colo. ('00). 

E. C. Vining. Instructor, Perkins Institution, 
South Boston, Mass. ('oo). 

W. F. White. Attorney-at-Law, Sun Building, 
Washington, D. C. 



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109 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Il'liricas, It has pleased our Heavenly Father in 
His infinite wisdom and mercy to remove from our 
midst our beloved broth.er, Fred \V. Flood, of the 
Class of 'q4, be it 

Resolved, That Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa 
Epsilon has lost one who was guided ever by the 
highest ideals of duty and manliness, and one whose 
loyalty and devotion to his Fraternity was unceas- 
ing; be it 

Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with his 
family and immediate friends in their great affliction ; 
and be it further 

Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be 
sent to the family of our departed brother, and 
published in the BownoiN Orient. 

Austin P. Larrabee, 
Herbert L. Swett, 
G. Rowland Walker, 
Committee for the Chapter. 



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Vol. XXX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 11, 1900. 



No. 12. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THDRSDAT OF THE COLLEGIATE TEAR 
BY THE STDDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD, 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902, Editor-in-Chief. 

George C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . Bu.siness Manager. 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene K. Kelley, 1902, Assistant Business Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902 News Editor 

Lyman A. Cousens, 1902 News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903, News Editor 

Farnsworth G. Marshall, 1903, . . Athletics Editor 
S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903, . . . Alumni Editor 

Per annum, in advance $2.00 

Per Copy 10 Cents. 

Please address business communications to the Business 
Manager, and all other contributions to the Editor-in-Chief. 

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

On the evening of Thursday last a meeting 
was held for the purpose of reorganizing the 
Press Club. This club, which was started in 
'98, had for its object the keeping up of a 
weekly correspondence with the various news- 
papers of the State. A president and other 
officers were elected, and for a short time the 
club did good work. The system employed 
was that the members should take turns, one 
each week, in collecting the news of the college 
and should distribute it to the others. The 
news collectors soon began to grow lax in per- 
forming their duty, however, and soon all sys- 
tematic work in the club ceased. 

This year an entirely different system will 
be employed. In the first place there are no 
officers. There will be no weekly news gath- 
erer, but each member of the club will be 
expected to look up what items of interest he 
can find. Meetings will be held every Thurs- 



day afternoon in the Faculty room, and there 
each member will report what news he has 
found. This will be made common property 
and will be sent out to the newspapers for pub- 
lication on Saturday. 

The Club is heartily supported by the 
Faculty, and two of its members have kindly 
offered to be present at the meetings. 

As yet there are many papers in the State 
that are not represented, especially in Aroos- 
took County. The Orient hopes that such 
interest will be taken in reporting the college 
activity that every paper in the State will be 
represented in college. 



The student body is very desirous that the 
Faculty grant adjourns on the morning follow- 
ing initiation night. It has always been the 
custom for everybody to cut on that day, but 
the undergraduates have always felt that there 
is ample and sufficient reason why adjourns 
should be granted. Every one knows that the 
initiations are severe tests, and there are very 
few who feel able to attend recitations the 
next day. Although initiations have nothing 
to do with the college routine, and are not 
governed- by the college authorities, yet there 
certainly seems as much reason to allow a 
Wednesday or a Saturday morning following, 
as to give a half day for the college to attend 
a horse trot at Topsham Fair. 



More or less apprehension was felt at the 
beginning of this year in regard to the outlook 
for a successful Glee Club for this season. 
With the graduation of the Class of '99 much 
of the strength of the first tenor and second 
bass was lost, and the other parts were some- 
what weakened. The incoming class, how- 
ever, has furnished a lot of good material, and 
it looks now as if all the parts would be well 



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filled. Rehearsals have already begun tinder 
the leadership of Appleton, '02, who is work- 
ing hard to keep up the standard of our musi- 
cal organizations. 

The Boston trip, which proved such a suc- 
cess last year, will be repeated, and the lesser 
trips will, for the most part be taken. 



It now appears that the Orient was mis- 
taken in a statement made in its first issue of 
the term. The Faculty never made any reso- 
lution to expel the "fool" who should next try 
the ascent of the chapel-spire. Perhaps the 
Faculty realizes that what is foolhardy for one 
man is quite incidental for another; anyway 
no notice of these three successful attempts 
has ever been taken. Far from being a 
closely-kept secret, it is pretty well known, to 
1903 at least, that this last affair was carried 
through by four members of that class, each of 
whom had an equal share in the planning and 
execution of the deed. 



It would appear to an outsider that in 
adopting its new lighting system Bowdoin is 
no better ofif than it was before, since there is 
only one set of dynamos, and any accident to 
any part of these means a suspension of light, 
just as before when the town system supplied 
the light. This is causing some criticism 
among the students, — a criticism which, if 
sharp enough, may influence the college 
authorities to carry out their original plan. 
Space is left for a duplicate system, and the 
other machines have been provided for, — but 
no appropriation was made for them. When a 
college no richer than Bowdoin is called upon 
to invest in such an expenditure of money as 
Bowdoin has made, every economy possible 
is necessary, in order that what is done may 
be done in the most substantial way, and the 
delay of a year in the appropriation of the 
other three thousand dollars makes more dif- 
ference than may perhaps be realized. There 
need be no worry but that the system that is 
now in running order at last is the very best, 
in theory and in detail. The three loyal 



alumni on the committee had to surrender a 
large part of their summer in order to insure 
this, but it was cheerfully done. The commit- 
tee would surely have provided the duplicate 
engines at once if there had been money 
enough. 



The first general catalogue of the Fifty 
United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa which 
has been issued for many years has just been 
published by the general secretary. Bow- 
doin's contribution to the rolls is a list of well- 
known names, of which any college may well 
be proud. 



Richard Goodell, A.M., Bowdoin, '94, who 
is now on the Faculty at the University of 
Maine, has been elected assistant in French on 
our own Faculty. He has also been regularly 
engaged to teach Spanish to those members of 
the Senior and Junior Classes who desire to 
take it. This course is one which has been 
designed for a long time, but never before has 
there been such a favorable chance for its 
adoption. There will be one hour each Satur- 
day throughout the year, beginning" at once. 
This course will count as one study during the 
spring term, so that those who take it will be 
obliged to carry only three electives during the 
last term. All students who desire to pursue 
this course should notify the Registrar as soon 
as possible, in order that arrangement of hours 
may be made. 

Those members of the Class of 1904 who 
have entered on French and are candidates 
for the degree of B.S. or B.L., will be required 
to take Rhetoric i, 2, and 3, instead of History 
I, 2, and 3, as has usually been required during 
the Freshman vear. 



BOWDOIN CLASS OF '87. 
Mr. Clarence B. Burleigh, of the Class of 
'87, has compiled a history of his class which 
is of most decided merit. The volume, which 
is of some hundred and fifty pages, is finely 
illustrated and handsomely bound. Mr. Bur- 
leigh's ideal which he states in the preface of 



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Ill 



his work, ''That a class history should be, so 
far as possible, an epitome of the facts con- 
nected with the college; that it should be a 
reference book wherein every member could 
refresh his recollection of the events of his col- 
lege life, and live over again in memory its 
scenes and associations," has been admirably 
carried out. The style in which it is written is 
easy and the facts are so skilfully interwoven 
with the tone and color of the narrative that 
it makes a book of more than common interest. 
No FJowdoin alumnus who was in college 
from '84 to '88 will fail to appreciate the accu- 
racy with which Mr. Burleigh has narrated the 
incidents which took place during that period 
of time. Mr. Burleigh was prompted to do 
the work purely for the love of it and his class, 
and each member of '87 has been presented 
with a copy with the author's compliments. 



A VOLUME OF BOWDOIN STORIES. 
Editors of the Bowdoin Orient: 

I have wondered much that a volume of 
Bowdoin stories has not been published in 
recent years. We have many writers of note 
upon our alumni roll, and no college is richer 
in the traditions and associations that would 
be inspiring to a writer with undergraduate 
life for his theme. Kellogg in his "Whisper- 
ing Pine" series, and one or two other authors 
of lesser fame, have drawn pictures of life at 
Bowdoin in the good old times, but there is a 
wealth of present day material which has not 
been used. Within the past few years, collec- 
tions of stories of undergraduate life at Har- 
vard, Yale, Princeton, and other institutions 
have been published, and even now such a 
volume is in process of preparation at one of 
our sister colleges in Maine. Bowdoin litera- 
ture needs the addition of a book of this 
nature, and Bowdoin alumni and the friends of 
Bowdoin everywhere would hail it with 
delight. 

In this connection I have a suggestion 
which I hope some Bowdoin student who 
wants to help himself and at the same time 



help his college, will think over with care. 
If no alumnus with the requisite literary 
genius is ready to improve the opportunity to 
write such a volume of stories himself, why 
cannot there be published a collection of Bow- 
doin stories, contributed by different writers 
and compiled by some undergraduate? It 
would seem that it ought to be a paying 
venture financially, and there is a long list of 
graduates, young and old, who have, I am 
confident, both the ability and the college 
loyalty to contribute each at least one tale or 
sketch showing the lights and shadows of 
student life at Bowdoin. Well illustrated and 
appropriately bound, such a collection of 
stories could only have a wide sale, spreading 
the fame of Bowdoin and bringing its reward 
to those behind the venture. 

I will confess that I have had ambitions of 
my own in regard to compiling and publishing 
such a volvmie, but the lapse of each year since 
graduation finds me busier in other work and 
less in active touch with the college. More- 
over, I feel sure that the scheme could best be 
put through by an undergraduate with a fair 
share of ambition and business ability, and 
with the support and approval of the college 
authorities. As to the contributors, the list of 
possibilities is an inspiring one. Rev. Elijah 
Kellogg, '40, Rev. E. A. Rand, '57, Edward 
Stanwood, '61, Frank L. Dingley, '61, C. A. 
Stephens, '69, Arlo Bates, '76, and others are 
famed in the world of letters, and a tale of 
Bowdoin life ought to come easily from each 
of them. Of the younger alumni, there are 
many who wield a ready pen and whose stories 
are not unknown to us. Arthur G. Staples, 
'82, Clarence B. Burleigh, '87, H. S. Chapman, 
'91, Thomas L. Marble, '98, Roy L. Marston, 
'99, and James P. Webber, 1900, are a few 
whose names we should all want to see in the 
list of contributors. The Quill has shown 
what some of the men in recent classes can do 
in the line of story writing. There are also 
men upon our Faculty who should be con- 
tributors. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



If some undergraduate will take the lead 
in the compilation of such a volume and go 
at the matter in the right way, the rest will 
be easy. A score or so of live stories of Bow- 
doin undergraduate life, permeated with the 
Bowdoin spirit, dealing with Bowdoin tradi- 
tions, characters, and characteristics, and 
delineating the familiar scenes of the campus, 
the dormitory life, the athletic contests and the 
social occasions, would be the book of the year 
in Maine and with Bowdoin men everywhere. 
I do not mean that all the stories should be 
true sketches or of necessity founded on fact, 
but let the scenes be Bowdoin scenes, and let 
the Bowdoin atmosphere fill the pages. Who 
will undertake the work of getting out such a 
volume ? 

John Clair Minot, '96. 



CAMPUS CHAT. 

Randall, '99, was on the campus, Saturday. 

The foot-ball team stopped at Hotel Quincy. 

The Fort Preble team defeated Colby, 6 to 5. 

H. L. Webber, '03, returned to college Monday. 

President Hyde preached at Dartmouth Sunday. 

Howard, '98, was one of the campus visitors this 
week. 

The plans for the new library are nearly com- 
plete. 

Mr. Reginald R. Goodale, '93, is assistant in 
French. 

Professor Johnson is to have an assistant in 
French. 

Mike Madden is making conquests in the Fresh- 
man Class. 

Professor Chapman sang in the Festival Chorus 
in Portland. 

Frank Welch, '03, played in the Festival Orches- 
tra last week. 

Professor Robinson gave adjourns in chemistry 
last Saturday. 

Kelley, '02, received a bad bruise on the shoulder 
in recent practice. 

James P. Webber, 1900, of Bath, was on the 
campus, Friday afternoon. 

Adjourns will be granted Thursday afternoon 
because of Topsham Fair. 



The Jury held its first meeting, Thursday night. 
Leighton was elected foreman. 

The Zeta Psi Fraternity holds its annual con- 
vention in Portland this winter. 

Some of the students attended the minstrel show 
in the Town Hall on Saturday night. 

Many students cut recitations, Friday afternoon, 
to attend the Music Festival at Portland. 

The fraternity initiations have been postponed 
to October 19, on account of the Tufts game. 

Dennis M. Bangs, Bowdoin, 1901, and F. W. 
Alden, Colby, '98, both of Waterville, spent Sunday 
in Brunswick. 

Johnson, the druggist next to the post-office, has 
sold his stock of goods and gone into business in 
Boston. 

Professor Chapman granted adjourns last Fri- 
day. Professor Chapman sang in the Festival 
Chorus. 

It is to be hoped that the disagreeable weather of 
the past week will not continue during the Tops- 
ham Fair. 

The chapel quartet Sunday was composed of a 
member from each class, — LarrabeeJ Gross, Shaw, 
and Bridgham. 

Soule, '03, and Donnell, M. '02, played foot-ball 
last Saturday for Bath High School against the 
Deering Athletics. 

President Hyde will address the Maine Associa- 
tion of Colleges and Preparatory Schools on the last 
Friday of this month. 

The installation of the Sword arid Shield into 
the Beta Theta Phi Fraternity will occur Friday 
evening, October 12. 

The fall time table of the Maine Central Railroad 
went into effect last Sunday. It is about the same 
as that of last winter. 

Juniors taking History 4, and Sophomores taking 
History 7, are busy every week in the library read- 
ing the outside work. 

A number of the students attended the Assembly 
in the Court Room, Tuesday evening. Chester B. 
Emerson, 1904, was the pianist. 

Pickard, '93, has shown himself still thoughtful 
of his Alma Mater by presenting to the Art Building 
a collection of war-time tokens. 

Mr. Lathrop, who will coach the track team next 
spring, is coming down soon to instruct the team 
in regard to their winter gymnasium work. 

Leon V. Walker, 1903, lost part of two fingers in 
a machine gearing, this fall, but he has carried out 
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Professor Houghton was the speaker before the 
Y. M. C. A. on Sunday, and gave a very entertain- 
ing account of his experiences. 

Israel C. Pierson, of New York, one of the 
officers of the Zeta Psi Fraternity, visited the Bow- 
doin Chapter of that fraternity, October 6. 

More students are attending the Congregational 
Church, Sunday mornings, under the new regula- 
tions, than did when church attendance was com- 
pulsory. 

The poles bearing the heavy electric cables over 
the campus are to be made inconspicuous by paint- 
ing them the exact color of the tree-trunks. 

We thank the Kennebec Journal for its kindness 
in devoting a column of its first page to the recent 
class base-ball games and the prospect for the nine 
next spring. 

The tickets for the Triangle trot on Wednesday 
sold fast during the week. Professor Little was 
besieged by anxious 1904 men who were afraid they 
would not secure a good seat. 

The following men went on the Harvard trip : 
Gregson, Upton, Hunt, Pratt, Wilson, Bodwell, 
Laferriere, Dunlap, Leighton, P. Marshall, Hamil- 
ton, Giles, Phipps, and Swett. 

H. W. Hicks, Eastern Student Secretary of the 
Y. M. C. A., will be unable to address the Bowdoin 
Y. M. C. A. on Sunday. An interesting speaker, 
however, has been secured and special music will 
be given. 

The victory of the Sophomores on Wednesday 
gave them possession of the 'gg cup for one year, 
the privilege of having their class numerals engraved 
upon it and of decorating it with their class colors, 
red and white. 

A. G. Willey, 'g5, has been chosen assistant in 
Biology; J. C. Pearson, 1900, assistant in Physics, 
and Richard Goodell assistant in French; Pratt, '01, 
and Yost, '01, in Mathematics and German ; and 
J. N. Gehring in Chemistry. 

Rev. H. S. Whitman, '70, ex-principal of West- 
brook Seminary, conducted chapel services, Sunday. 
The theme of his spirited address was the need of 
strong men in the new century, — men strong men- 
tally and morally as well as physically. 

"Two Lion Cubs," an original painting by Rosa 
Bonheur, has been presented to the Walker art col- 
lection by Miss Klumpke, of Boston, who was a 
friend of the artist. She has also kindly given a 
portrait of Rosa Bonheur, painted by herself. 

Professor MacDonald has organized a Law Club 
composed of members of the Senior Class who intend 
to adopt law for their profession. Among its mem- 



bers are the folowing: Dana, Fenley, Flint, San- 
born, Snow, Sills, Walker, Willey, Smith, Warren, 
and Wheeler. 

Among those who attended the Music Festival 
were Larrabee, Sills, '01, Fogg, Noyes, Cobb, '02, 
Clifford, Walker, Moody, Farnsworth, Hellenbrand, 
Larrabee, Webber, Stevens, '03, Putnam, Archibald, 
Purington, Everett; '04. 

Bellatty, '02, who has been coaching the Ells- 
worth High School team, is now coaching the East 
Maine Conference Seminary team at Bucksport. 
He was umpire in the game between Ellsworth 
High and the Seminary eleven, and also in the game 
between Kent's Hill and the Seminary. 

The required reading in Sophomore Rhetoric is 
as follows : Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress," due 
October 13 ; Quincy's "Joan of Arc," and "The 
English Mail Coach," due October 20; Burke's 
Selections, due October 27; Thackeray's "Penden- 
nis," and "Henry Esmond," date to be announced. 

The abolition of compulsory church attendance 
does not appear to lessen the number of students 
present at the Church on the Hill, Sunday mornings. 
There seems to be better order this term and a more 
respectful attention to the services. Is this improve- 
ment a result of the change? 

Considerable grumbling has been caused among 
those seeking to consult reference books because of 
the absence of these books when wanted. This 
abuse of the privileges of the Library, upon which 
the Orient has had occasion to comment in the past, 
is often thoughtless, but no less inexcusable. It is 
understood that the librarian intends to try to stop it. 

A rather amusing incident occurred on the 11.05 
train for Portland Saturday. There were about ten 
Sophomores on the train and three or four Fresh- 
men. One of the Freshmen called out the different 
stations, another sold candy for the news agent, and 
the third carried Judge's library through the train.' 
The last succeeded in selling two copies. 

The Freshman Class held its first regular meet- 
ing Thursday morning, and elected the following 
officers : George C. Purington, Jr., of Farmington, 
President ; 'Oilman H. Campbell of South Portland, 
Vice-President ; Myrton A. Bryant of Westbrook, 
Secretary and Treasurer. William F. Coan of 
Auburn was elected juryman, and committees were 
appointed to decide on class colors and sweaters, and 
to report a "yell." 

The following was published in the Portland 
Sunday Times: 

Lewiston, October 6. — On account of a disagree- 
ment over the division of gate receipts no foot-ball 
game has yet been arranged between Bates and Bow- 
doin, but the prospect now is that a game will be 



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agreed upon. Bates had reserved November 17 for 
a game with Bowdoin, but that college is scheduled 
to play Tufts at that time. The disbandment of the 
Boston College team leaves Bates an open date for 
October 27, and Bowdoin has an open date then. 
Efforts are now under way to have the teams play 
on that day in this city. 



The plans for the new library building have been 
completed by the architect, Mr. Henry Vaughan of 
Boston, under the supervision of the committee, — 
President Hyde, Professor Little, and Professor 
Robinson. They now await only the formal approval 
of General Hubbard. The main building will be one 
hundred and eighty by fifty feet, with stack-rooms 
forming a large wing behind. This makes the 
whole building nearly as large as the Science Build- 
ing. 

Having received information at only one remove 
from a member of the Faculty, that cigarette smok- 
ing is practiced by students of the University of 
Maine, we wish to record our sense of the lamentable 
injury which this practice works upon the physical, 
mental and moral man; and we believe that it would 
conduce much to the strength and influence of our 
State if our State University should initiate the 
regulations of the United States Academy, of Bates 
College, and other progressive institutions, and 
receive no students who will not refrain from 
cigarette smoking, and the use of tobacco in other 
forms. — Recent Resolution of the Maine W. C. T. U. 
Mr. Robert C. Winthrop, Jr., has presented to the 
library four letter books of Hon. James Bowdoin, 
son of Governor Bowdoin. At some time or other 
they became separated from the mass of Bowdoin 
papers preserved in Boston, but they have recently 
been recovered through the agency of Mr. George 
T. Little, the librarian. They contain the greater 
portion of Mr. Bowdoin's correspondence from 1790 
to his death in 1871,^ with copies of important letters 
received from Presidents Jefferson and Madison, 
and General Dearborn. Among the more interesting 
single letters is one to George Washington dated 
7 March, 1794, advocating an embargo for six 
months, and another to a relative mentioning the 
evils incident to student life at Harvard since the 
completion of the bridge to Cambridge. An entire 
volume is given to his correspondence while minister 
to Spain and associate minister to France, setting 
forth in full the unfortunate misunderstanding that 
arose between him and his colleague. General Arm- 
strong. The business letters to Hon, David Cony, 
the agent in the care and sale of his lands in the 
State of Maine, contain valuable contributions to 
legal history. 

'98. — Emery Wilson has recently gained admis- 
sion to the Sagadahoc Bar. 



ATIiLETICS. 



Harvard, 12 ; Bowdoin, o. 
Saturday, Bowdoin tackled her hardest proposi- 
tion for the season and succeeded in holding down 
the Crimson line to only two touchdowns. The 
result is exceedingly satisfactory to Bowdoin. Har- 
vard played her strongest team in the first half and 
did not dare to make any but necessary changes in 
the second. Bowdoin had little difficulty in making 
gains through the Harvard line by a mass formation 
hurled at the center, and also made good gains 
around the ends. Harvard made most of her gains 
through the Bowdoin line, but several long end runs 
aided the touchdown in the second half. Punting 
was indulged in considerably, with the exchange 
generally in Harvard's favor. Hunt and Upton 
gained the most ground for Bowdoin, Hunt making 
one gain of 20 yards. 

The Game in Detail. 

Kendall kicked off to Upton, who ran the ball 
back 30 yards, escaping all his opponents save Ken- 
dall. Upton tried line-bucking and gained four 
yards, but Bowdoin was forced to punt. Daly 
caught, and was prettily tackled by Leighton on the 
42-yard line, but Bowdoin fumbled the pass and J. 
Lawrence dropped on the ball. After Gregson had 
bucked the line for considerable gains, Kernan 
skirted the end for a good gain, but was beautifully 
tackled by Hamilton. Then with the assistance of 
Blagden and Campbell, who opened up holes as big 
as a church door, Kernan went through Laferriere 
and Dunlap for the first touchdown. Lawrence 
sent the ball evenly between the goal posts. 

Bowdoin kicked to Daly, who returned with the 
wind and made good distance. Then, as Hunt and 
Upton bucked Harvard's center, gaining largely 
through Barnard, it was Bowdoin's turn to cheer, 
and she improved it. Blagden and J. Lawrence then 
did some effective work at tackle, which forced 
Bowdoin to kick. Kernan returned out of bounds at 
the 40-yard line. Then came a hair-rai.ser for the 
Harvard supporters when right half Hunt made a 
20-yard .sprint around right end, and was barely 
downed by Campbell. In this play Farley was com- 
pletely boxed. But after one more short gain Har- 
vard secured the ball on downs. On first down 
Kernan kicked out of touch at the 30-yard line. 
The way he used a bad pass here was encouraging. 
Bowdoin attempted end runs, but failing to gain 
resorted to line-bucking tactics again. Upton made 
five yards through center, and Harvard lost 10 
yards for offside by J. Lawrence. Leighton was 
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him and retired in favor of Swett. Playing no 
sooner began than time was called. 

In the second half Ellis did the punting, with 
wind and lack of practice against him. Sawin and 
Kendall made repeated rushes around ends and 
between ends and tackles. Sa win's run of 20 yards 
through the whole bunch of players was something 
superb. With better interference it would have 
proved a touchdown. Ellis continually bucked the 
line for good gains. Kendall circled Laferriere for 
a 20-yard run. Then, after some steady, slow gains 
in the center, Kendall went around Hamilton's end 
on a lo-yard run for touchdown instead of going 
through the hole made for him by Clark and Law- 
rence. J. Lawrence kicked goal. 

Bowdoin kicked off to Fincke, but Kendall bucked 
into him, knocking the ball out of his hands and 
carrying it about five yards. Ellis punted and Bow- 
doin was held for three downs, and was forced to 
punt. Fincke got the ball and carried it back to the 
50-yard line, after some long end runs by Sawin and 
Kendall. Harvard slowly worked down toward 
Bowdoin's goal on steady line bucking, and was on 
the five-yard line when time was calleff. 

The summary : 

Harv.-\rd. Bowdoin. 

Campbell, 1. e r. e., Laferriere 

Blagden, 1. t r. t, Dunlap 

Hollingsworth, I. g r. g., Phipps 

Sargent, c c, Bodwell 

Barnard, r. g 1. g., Leighton 

1. g.. Swett 

J. Lawrence, r. t 1. t., Marshall 

R. Lawrence, r. t. 

Farley, r. e 1. e., Hamilton 

Clark, r. e. 

Daly, q. b q. b., Pratt 

Fincke, q. b. 

Kernan, 1. h. b 1. h. b.; Gregson 

Sawin, 1. h. b. 

Kendall, r. h. b r. h. b.. Hunt 

Graydon, f. b f. b., Upton 

Ellis, f. b. 

Score — Harvard 12. Touchdowns — Kernan, 
Kendall. Goals from touchdowns — J. Lawrence 2. 
Umpire— Dr. J. G. Knowlton, Bowdoin. Referee — 
Guy Murchie, Harvard. Time-keeper, Fred A. 
Wood, B. A. A. Linesmen, Berry, Bowdoin; Ellis 
of Harvard. Time, 15 and lom. periods. Attend- 
ance, 2,500. 

Echoes from the Game. 

Gregson took care of the end while Hunt made 
his twenty-yard game. 

Bowdoin's alumni at the game were much pleased 
with the playing of the team. 

Sargent found himself up against the real thing. 

Hunt, Upton, Bodwell, Dunlap and P. Marshall 
distinguished themselves individually. 



The work of the Harvard quarter-back should 
be a guide to our candidates. The signals were 
given before the team had a chance to line up, and 
the ball snapped the instant the men were in their 
positions. 

Leighton's injury is not serious. 

Harvard intended to play a whole new eleven in 
the second half, but changed her mind after the first. 

Harvard backs were very quick in starting. 

It was Pratt's first game at quarter-back. 

Only one man was between Hunt and a touch- 
down in his run. 

Colby fondly expresses the idea that they have 
an easy thing in Bowdoin and Bates and that U. of 
M. has the best team in the State. 

The Boston Globe has a full length picture of 
Captain Gregson this week, and the Bangor Com- 
mercial pays Manager Berry the same compliment. 



THE OUTLOOK. 

That the Harvard game is over and none of our 
men badly hurt is a cause for rejoicing among the 
enthusiasts. On Saturday we line up against Tufts, 
and the following Wednesday against Yale at New 
Haven. Saturday Yale beat Tufts 30 to o. The 
Tufts eleven is a light aggregation, but full of life 
and snap, and we shall have our hands full to win. 
College spirit has a vast deal to do with winning 
this game, and every student in the college should 
be on hand to cheer the team to victory. A mass- 
meeting should be held and leaders of the cheering 
appointed, that it may be organized upon the field. 
Tufts will put forward every effort to win this game, 
for the Bowdoin game to Tufts is what the Bates 
games is to us. Barring accidents we ought to win 
this game, for our line is much heavier and our 
whole eleven has just played two snappy games. 
Let every man in the college, then, do his 
level best to help win the game. Probably the 
same eleven will line up for Bowdoin as in the Har- 
vard game, although there may be some changes in 
the second half. All of Bowdoin's men, if none are 
injured in the practice this week, will be available, 
except Kelley, who was injured in the practice 
Thursday. Kelley is a hard-working man in his 
position, and his loss will be felt. Hamilton will 
play his position. The practice during the past 
week has been sharp and aggressive, the second 
developing remarkable strength in holding the 
'varsity and frequently made their distance against 
them. Luther Dana, '03, has been appointed Cap- 
tain of the second, and Cloudman will act as coach. 
Manager Berry has arranged a series of games 
between the second and some of Maine's leading 
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The second has a good line, but lacks a good 
quarterback and ends. Some material will be devel- 
oped, though, before the end of the week, and the 
second ought to give any Maine preparatory school a 
hard game. About ten Freshmen have so far appeared 
on the field. From appearances the Freshmen will 
have a good team for the Sophomore-Freshman 
game. They lack line men, but are strong in the 
other positions. 

It looks now as if the Tufts and the Colby games 
will be all that will be played on the Whittier field 
this year. No game has yet been arranged with 
Bates. Bates has an opportunity now to show how 
much sound sporting blood she has. 

Bowdoin's terms are perfectly honest, and in 
strict accordance with precedent. 



The Last Game a Victory for the Sophomores. 

The third and last game of the series was played 
on the Delta Wednesday afternoon, and was easily 
won by the Sophomores, 17 to 7. Byram was in the 
box for the Freshmen, and was batted hard from the 
start. The Sophomores took the lead in the first 
inning, and at no time was the game in doubt. 
Coffin, finding that the game was practically won, 
and having a lame arm, left the box in the fourth 
and Green pitched out the game, allowing 
scattered seven. Havey was again the star of the 
game, accepting twelve chances with but one error, 
and making two 3-base hits. Shaughnessy, Blanch- 
ard, Martin and Purington did good work. 

The score : 

Sophomores. 

AB R bh PO A E 

Greene, cf., p 6 3 3 o I o 

Connors, 3b 5 3 3 3 2 i 

Coffin, p., cf 5 I 2 3 o o 

Havey, ib 6 2 2 10 i i 

Dana, capt., 2h. ...<'.... 5 2 2 3 i 2 

Shaughnessy, ss 4 i i 2 5 o 

Holt, If 5 I I I. o o 

Blanchard, c 5 i 2 3 i o 

■ Perkins, rf 5 3 2 2 o o 

Total 46 17 18 27 II 4 

Freshmen. 

AB R BH PO A E 

Gould, ss 5 o I 2 3 o 

Martin, 2b 5 i i 4 o i 

Oakes, lb., capt 511601 

Smith, cf 5 I 2 I I o 

Allen, c 5 2 3 3 o 3 

Purington, If 5 o I 6 o i 

Larrabee. rf 2 i i o 

Byram, p 3 o I o 3 o 

Small. 3b 4 I I I o I 

Leatherbarrow, rf i o o o 

Total 40 7 II 24 7 7 



Score — Sophomore, 17 ; Freshmen, 7. Two-base 
hits. Coffin, Dana, Allen. Three-base hits, Havey 2. 
Double play, Shaughnessy to Havey to Connors. 
Base on balls by Coffin i, by Greene I, by Byram 3. 
Struck out by Coffin, Smith ; by Green, Oakes ; by 
Byram, Coffin, Shaughnessy. Stolen bases, Dana, 
Shaughnessy, Parkins 3, Smith. Allen 2, Byram, 
Small 2. Passed balls, Blanchard, Allen. Umpires, 
B. Kelley, 1902, and Stanwood, 1902. Time, 2 h., 
30 m. Attendance. 300. 



ON THE GRIDIRON. 



Saturday, October 13. 

Harvard vs. Columbia, at Cambridge. 

Yale vs. Dartmouth, at Newton Center. 

Princeton vs. Annapolis, at Annapolis. 

Pennsylvania vs. Brown, at Philadelphia. 

Wesleyan vs. Amherst Aggie, at Williamstown. 

Cornell vs. Washington and Jefferson, at Tthaca. 

Holy Cross vs. Andover, at Andover. 

Carlisle Indians vs. University of Virginia, at 
Washington, D. C. 

West Point vs. Trinity, at West Point. 

Colby vs. University of Maine, at Orono. 

Amherst vs. W. P. D., at Amherst. 

M. I. T. vs. New Hampshire State College, at 
Durham. 

Bowdoin v^. Tufts, at Brunswick. 

Wednesday, October 17. 

Harvard vs. Bates, at Cambridge. 

Yale vs. Bowdoin, at New Haven. 

Princeton vs. Syracuse University, at Princeton. 

Pennsylvania vs. Pennsylvania State, at Phila- 
delphia. 

Carlisle Indians vs. University of Maryland, at 
Baltimore. 

Dartmouth vs. University of Vermont, at Bur- 
lington. 

West Point vs. De La Salle, at West Point. 

Williams vs. Massachusetts Aggies, at Williams- 
town. 



Y.M. C. fl. 

Fred H. Cowan. 1901, was the leader of the 
Thursday evening meeting of the Association, last 
week. "Why we should study the Bible," was 
answered from a literary, as well as an ethical view- 
point, Prov. iv:4-i2 being taken as a text by those 
who took part in the meeting. Those who are inter- 
ested in the Y. M. C. A. work here at Bowdoin are 
trying by direct personal work to strengthen its hold 
and influence on student life. The increase in 
attendance at each successive meeting this year has 
been gratifying. 

Sunday afternoon Professor Houghton gave as 
interesting an address as the association has ever 
heard. His general subject was Japan, and the out- 
look for Christianity there, in its gloomier as well as 
its cheerful aspects. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 18, 1900. 



Vol. XXX. 



No. 13. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVEKY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Philip H. Cobe, 1902, Editor-in-Chief. 

Geokge C Wheeler, 1901, . . . Business Manager. 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene R. Kelley, 1902, Assistant Business Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902 News Editor 

Lyman A. Cousens, 1902 News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903, . News Editor 

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S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903, . . . Alumni Editor 

Per annum, in advance $2.00 

Per Copy ,10 Cents. 

Please address business communications to the Business 
Manager, and all other conLribulions to the Editor-iu-Chief. 

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

This year for the first time the Faculty 
have decided to grant adjourns on the morn- 
ing after initiations. It has always been felt 
that adjourns should be given on that day, 
but heretofore the Faculty has not seen fit to 
do so, as fraternity matters have nothing to 
do with the routine of the college and are not 
recognized as college institutions. This year, 
however, the Faculty have treated the matter 
in a more liberal light, and have decided to 
grant an extra half holiday. Their action will 
be much appreciated by the entire student 
body. 

The introduction of the new course in 
Spanish has caused a general expression of 
approval among the alumni and those inter- 
ested in the affairs of the college. Hon. Wil- 
liam L. Putnam, in a letter to President Hyde, 
has expressed therein his great satisfaction at 



this step, referring to the importance of study- 
ing the language in the warmest terms. He 
especially urges that the Juniors and Seniors 
be impressed with the importance of learning 
Spanish on account of the many opportunities 
now afforded for its use in our new posses- 
sions in the West Indies and the Philippines. 
"Even at the present time," he says, "there is, 
in Manila a demand for judicial officers and 
for teachers at very considerable salaries, 
which it is impossible to supply from this 
country on account of the general ignorance 
of Spanish on the part of our people. More- 
over, if the islands are pacified, it will be found 
that the Filipinos are of an absorbing disposi- 
tion, and will at once require as much assist- 
ance from the United States in the way of 
instruction as Japan did in her early days ; and 
if the islands are given their independence the 
demand in this direction will be even greater. 
But what is of more importance than all this," 
he goes on to say, "with our present relations 
with the Spanish "islands, no one ought to con- 
sider himself educated who does not have 
some knowledge of the Spanish language and 
literature. In fact this has been so ever since 
our acquisitions from Mexico." 



While the team played a very good game 
with Tufts and showed a decided superiority 
on both offensive and defensive play, the 
score was not as large as it should have been 
by at least two touchdowns. 

There were many points in our team's play 
which should be improved upon. One of the 
most noticeable of these was the high tackling. 
Frequently our men tackled as high as the 
waist and thereby did not succeed in downing 
the man until he had gone two or three yards 
farther than need be. One of the best foot- 
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years spoke of the high tackling as the 
greatest fault of the team. 

Another point which could be improved 
upon was the interference. The backs do not 
block hard enough. It is not sufficient surely 
to push a man aside, for he is almost sure to 
fall in behind the interference and get his 
man. In the big games the men put twice 
the force into the interference that they do 
into tackling, and when they hit a man he is 
put out of that play. The play was not as 
quick and full of snap as we should like to 
have seen it, but this no doubt was due in the 
main to the weather, which was too warm for 
fast foot-ball. Our ends were not as quick in 
getting down on punts as the Tufts ends were, 
nor did they block their opposing ends as they 
should have. 

In the first half, when the ball was on the 
two-yard line, a touchdown should have been 
made, and it was very unfortunate that Cloud- 
man's long run should have resulted in 
nothing on account of holding in the line. 

The Orient does not wish to depreciate 
the work of the teams this season in any way. 
The showing against Harvard was certainly 
all that could be expected, and in the other 
games it has done well. We think that if a 
little more care be taken in the above men- 
tioned points that Bowdoin will have one of 
the best teams that she has had for a long 
time. 



On Saturday of last week Professor Mac- 
Donald read a paper before the meeting of the 
Association of New England Colleges and 
Preparatory Schools, which was held with the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 
Boston. The main topic of his paper was in 
advocation of an intercollegiate examining) 
board for admission to the New England col- 
leges. This system is now in use in the 
Middle States with very good results. At 
present there are only three colleges in New 
England that require examinations for 
entrance. These are Harvard, Yale, and 
Bow.doin. An inter-collegiate examining 



board would tend to bring the requirements 
for the different colleges more nearly on an 
equality with one another. The examinations 
would be prepared by representatives of each 
college, and a man who took examinations for 
one college could be admitted to another with- 
out a special examination. 

The paper was received with marked 
approval, and a committee, which was empow- 
ered to call a special meeting if need be, was 
appointed to consider the matter. 



An alumnus who, while in college, was 
very active in musical work, remarked the 
other day that he could not understand why 
some of the fellows did not sing in the Festi- 
val Chorus. Said he, "The training derived 
from singing in such choruses is invaluable ; 
and, besides, it is an inspiration to sing under 
Chapman." The next Festival will be held in 
May or June, 1901, "And I hope," continued 
he, "that many of the fellows will join the 
Brunswick chorus and sing in the Festival at 
that time. Your Glee Club cannot help being 
benefited by it." These suggestions are 
surely quite pertinent, and those of us who 
sing would do well to follow them. 



BETA THETA PI. 

At the sixty-first Annual Convention of 
the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity held in Put-in- 
Bay, Mich., last August, A. L. BurnelL Bow- 
doin, 1900, and a member of that fraternity, 
presented a petition of the Sword and Shield 
Society for a charter. This petition contained 
recommendations from many of the chapters 
of the fraternity, from the various fraternities 
of Bowdoin, and from leading men interested 
in Beta Theta Pi. The convention voted to 
grant the charter. Accordingly, last Friday 
night occurred the installation of the Bowdoin 
Chapter, the Beta Sigma of Beta Theta Pi, 
and the local society known as Sword and 
Shield ceased to exist. 

After the installation in Odd Fellows Hall, 
adjournment was made to the Tontine Hotel, 
where an elaborate banquet was served. 



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Forty-six were present, among them being 
Professor Lee of Bowdoin, Professor Bayley 
of Colby, R. K. Jones, Librarian at University 
of Maine, E. H. Kelley of the Bangor Com- 
mercial, Calvin E. Woodside of Portland, and 
several other members from Portland. About 
fifteen undergraduates of LTniversity of Maine 
were also present. 

After the banquet A. L. Burnell, the 
father of the chapter, acted as toast-master, 
and the following toasts were responded to : 
"The Fraternity," Ralph K. Jones, University 
of Maine, '86; "Good-Fellowship," Charles F. 
Cook, St. Lawrence University, 'gi ; "The 
Betas of Maine," C. E. Woodside, Amherst, 
'91 ; "A Beta at Large," E. H. Kelley, Uni- 
versity of Maine, '90; "Beta Eta Chapter," S. 

D. Thompson, University of Maine, 1900; 
"Sixty-First Convention," E. R. Hardy, Bos- 
ton University; "Beta Sigma," W. M. War- 
ren, Bowdoin, 1901 ; "The College/' Professor 
Lee, St. Lawrence University, '72 ; "The 
Charter," T. M. Sparks, Bowdoin, 1900. 

At a late hour the gathering broke up, 
every one agreeing that it was a most success- 
ful occasion. 

The following were the initiates : 
C. C. Phillips, '99 ; W. V. Phillips, 1900 ; F. 
M. Sparks, 1900; W. B. Woodbury, 1900; W. 
M. Warren, W. A. Johnston, G. R. Gardner, 
H. D. Evans of 1901 ; H. L. Grinnell, H. G. 
Swett of 1902 ; R. C. Bisbee, L. C. Whitmore, 
J. M. Blanchard, M. T. Phillips, J. A Harlow, 
T. S. Palmer of 1903; H. E. Mayo, G. D. 
Martin, C. W. Rundlett, H. W. Cass of 1904. 
Several others were unable to be here and will 
be initiated later. They are H. A. Hayden, 
'99 ; C. C. Robinson, H. H. Randall, 1900 ; G. 

E. Bradbury, 1901 ; N. C. Swett, 1903 ; and J. 
W. Scannell, special. 



On last Tuesday evening a concert and dance 
was given in the Court Room under the auspices 
of St. Paul's Guild. It was largely attended by the 
students. St. Paul's choir, in which several under- 
graduates of the college sing, took part in the con- 
cert. 



CAMPUS CHJAT. 

p. L. Pottle, 1900, spent Sunday at college. 
Rufus S. Randall, '97, attended the Tufts game. 
Francis C. Peaks, '96, was on the campus Satur- 
day. 

Yates, Tufts' quarterback, weighs only 124 
pounds. 

Philip Dana, '96, visited his brother, Dana, 1903, 
last Saturday. 

The rainy season has commenced. Get your rub- 
ber boots early. 

Cleaves, '99, Cobb and Potter, 1900, attended the 
game Saturday. 

Dyer, Brown's famous guard, acted as umpire 
in the Tufts game. 

October 10, Colby had not succeeded in securing 
a coach for her foot-ball team. 

'Many students went to Bath this week to find 
out "What Happened to Jones." 

Robert E. Randall, '99, is studying law in the 
office of Barrett Potter, Brunswick. 

Tufts intends to redeem her defeat on November 
17, and it will be a "bloody" game. 

Edmund K. Ely of Bradford, Mass., has been 
admitted to college as a special student. 

The Freshman Class at Colby numbers seventy- 
one, thirty-five men and thirty-six women. 

N. G. Swett, who took a special course here in 
the spring term, has returned to college and will 
enter 1903. 

Peabody, Merrill and Libby, all of 1903, attended 
the annual initiation of the Chi Chapter of Zeta Psi 
at Colby, October 8. 

President Hyde conducted chapel as usual, Sun- 
day. His subject was the Hall of Fame of the 
New York University. 

Because of a severe cold, Mr. Andrews was 
unable to meet the classes in Mathematics, Tuesday, 
Wednesday, and Thursday. 

Danforth, Willey, A. F. Cowan, Lewis, Wheeler, 
and Sills have been chosen from 1901, by the Faculty, 
for the '68 Prize Speaking. 

Professor Smith has been elected to serve on the 
Faculty Advisory Athletic Committee in place of 
Professor Moody, who is away. 

Among those who attended Saturday's game 
were, Shay, Peabody, '93, Fairbanks, '95, Minot, 
Eastman, '96, and Dunnack, '97. 



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It is said that the Freshman Class at Maine State, 
which numbers over a hundred, has things all its 
own way, without regard to Sophomores. 

After this first year of the new system all chap- 
ter houses near the campus will be furnished with 
light from the college dynamos, if they wish it. 

Professor Woodruff gave adjourns in Greek 
Thursday afternoon, and Professor MacDonald 
gave adjourns in History, despite the wet weather. 

Leon J. Emerson, 1903, who did not return to 
college this term, because of an injured foot, was in 
Brunswick this week, and hopes to join his class in 
a week or two. 

The score-cards for the foot-ball games on Whit- 
tier Field this season were printed on his hand-press 
by a boy who does not graduate from the High 
School until 1904. 

At the annual meeting of the New England col- 
lege presidents to be held at Worcester this year, 
Bowdoin will be represented by President Hyde and 
Professor Hutchins. 

At least one Freshman, suspicious of all notices 
applying to members of his class, asked an upper- 
classman if the notice to Glee Club candidates to 
meet on Friday was "straight." 

White and Milliken, 1901, Webb, Hayes, and 
Stone, 1902, and Robinson, 1903, were pall bearers 
at the funeral in Brunswick, Wednesday, of Fred 
V. Gummer of the Class of '92. 

It was announced Sunday that the new lighting 
system would be given its first trial Tuesday. Dur- 
ing this first week an expert from Boston is to 
inspect the system while it is in operation, for the 
detection of any defects. 

A contract for 2,000 megaphones, painted blue 
and stamped with the letter "Y" on the upper side, 
has just been made by a New Haven dealer with the 
manufacturers. The supply will be on hand before 
the Princeton and Harvard games. 

Among the alumni present at the Tufts game, 
Saturday, were Dr. W. S. Thompson, '75, of 
Augusta ; Henry A. Wing, '80, of Lewiston ; San- 
ford L. Fogg, '89, of Bath; F. J. C. Little, '89; of 
Augusta; H. L. Fairbanks, '95, of Bangor; W. T. 
Libby, '99, of Auburn ; R. F. Chapman, igoo, of 
Portland. 

By a new system of regulations the young ladies 
of Bates College will be "at home" to their gentle- 
men friends from 4 to S and from 7 to 8 o'clock, 
but twice each week. There are reasons to believe, 
however, that the campus Cupid, always an ener- 
getic imp, will continue to arrange his own schedule. 
— Kennebec Journal. 



It is probable that a course in manual art train- 
ing will be given in the college buildings during next 
summer. This course is not under authority of the 
college ; the use of the buildings will be given, since 
this is the most available place in town to give such 
instruction. Baron von Rydingsward, who is for 
the greater part of the time a resident of Bruns- 
wick, will give the instruction in manual training. 

The first meeting of the Deurtscher Verein for 
this year occurred at New Meadows Inn on October 
9. There is an increase of two in the usual number 
of members, occasioned by the return to college of 
two Seniors who were eligible to election. The fol- 
lowing officers were chosen: Vorsitzender, Sills; 
schriftwart, Yost; kassenwart, Bragg; bibliothekar, 
Evans. 

It is with great regret we announce that the 
course in drawing under Mr. A. V. Currier of Hallo- 
well has been discontinued for the present on 
account of the small number of students who have 
availed themselves of the privilege of instruction in 
art. By the discontinuance of this course, we lose 
the services of an able artist and a painstaking 
instructor. 



ATHLETICS. 

Bowdoin 5, Tufts o. 
The most important game of the season was 
played on Whittier Field last Saturday. Bowdoin 
defeated Tufts in a game that showed Bowdoin's 
complete superiority. The score should have been 
17 to o, but Cloudman's magnificent run was spoiled 
by holding on the Bowdoin line, and with the ball 
on Tufts' two-yard line Bowdoin fumbled. Not 
once was Bowdoin's goal in danger. Bowdoin's 
line held like a rock and broke up Tufts' line at will. 
Bodwell at center was in every play, and tackled 
time after time back of the line. Cloudman and 
P. Marshall had the best men on the Tufts team up 
against them, but opened holes at will. Hunt made 
one end run of 30 yards. 

First Half. 
Bowdoin won the toss and took the west goal. 
Knight kicked off to Pratt on the iS-yard line, who 
ran back five yards. Upton gained two yards 
through center and immediately followed with four 
more. Then Hal Hunt circled left end for 30 yards 
and was tackled out of bounds. Gregson gained 
two through right tackle and Upton added four 
more through the center. Marshall went through 
right tackle for ten yards and Hunt tried the left 
for three. Upton and Gregson each gained a yard 



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and Hunt made the three necessary to keep the 
ball. Upton hit the center for two yards, Marshall 
failed to gain, but Upton made five yards in two 
line dives. On the next play Hunt made a beautiful 
run of 30 yards around left end and scored a touch- 
down. Here Hamilton did some great work in 
interfering by boxing the tackle, and putting three 
other men out of the way. Gregson failed to kick 
the goal. Score : Bowdoin 5, Tufts o. 

Knight kicked off. Pratt jumped high and made 
a beautiful catch : then ran back 25 yards through by 
clever dodging and was finally downed on the 40-yard 
line. Bowdoin failed to gain her distance and the 
ball went to Tufts on downs. Perkins gained three 
yards. Pierce, the big right guard, couldn't gain. 
Lamb hit the line for two yards, but the next play 
was stopped by Hamilton for a loss. Marshall tried 
the line, but it was no use, and after the next play, 
which was a loss, the ball went to Bowdoin on 
downs. 

Cloudman made a beautiful run of 2$ yards 
through Marshall, but went out of bounds after he 
had gone 15 yards. Upton made his distance in 
three rushes and Hunt went round left end for 15 
yards. Gregson gained three through right tackle, 
then three more through a tackle on a close forma- 
tion play. On the next rush he carried the ball 30 
yards around right end, aided by fine blocking by 
Cloudman. The ball was now on Tufts' two-yard 
line. Right here Tufts played great foot-ball and 
forced Bowdoin to give up the ball on downs. 
Knight punted 40 yards. Pratt made a pretty 
catch. Gregson gained five yards, Marshall went 
through the opposite tackle for seven. Hunt and 
Upton each gained a yard. Upton punted 30 yards. 
Knight caught and ran back some ten yards. Per- 
kins fumbled and' Cloudman fell on the ball. Cloud- 
man failed to gain. Gregson gained four. Time 
for the half was nearly up and Gregson tried a place 
kick for a goal from the field, but the distance was 
too far and the ball fell short. Knight returned the 
kick 30 yards to Upton. Time for the half was 
called after one rush. Score : Bowdoin 5, Tufts o. 

Second Half. 
Upton kicked off to Flagg, who ran back 15 
yards. Perkins gained four yards and Knight two 
more. Perkins made a pretty run of 20 yards 
around left end and was stopped by Pratt in the 
nick of time. Bowdoin took a brace and held Tufts 
for downs on the SO-yard line. Upton gained 
five through the center. Marshall added 
three and Upton again bucked the line for two. 
Upton fumbled the ball on the next play and a 
Tufts man fell on it. Wilson replaced Upton at 
fullback. Tufts tried the center twice, b".t ccalan't 



move Bodwell. Perkins made four yards, but failed 
to gain on the next play. Tufts lost ten yards for 
offside playing. Next they lost three yards on a 
delayed pass. Knight punted short and the ball 
struck the ground and rolled back 15 yards toward 
the Bowdoin goal and Laferriere fell on it. Wilson 
bucked the center for eight yards. On the next 
play Cloudman took the ball from guard. Phipps 
made a hole big enough for a horse and carriage 
and Cloudman ran 55 yards for a touchdown, skil- 
fully avoiding the fullback. The ball was brought 
back, however, and given to Tufts for holding in the 
line, and Cloudman's fine run netted nothing. 
Tufts' fullback made two yards. Lamb tried the 
line, but Phipps nailed him for two and a half 
yards' loss. Bowdoin got the ball on downs after 
the next rush. Hunt circled left end for 15 yards. 
Marshall failed to gain. Wilson gained a yard and 
Gregson punted 35 yards to Knight, who ran back 
15 yards and was tackled by Pratt. Flagg made a 
nice run of eight yards, but fumbled, and Laferriere 
fell on the ball. Gregson gained six yards through 
right tackle. Wilson hit the center for five yards. 
Swett took Phipps's place at guard. Marshall 
gained two yards, Gregson punted 35 yards to 
Knight, who was downed in his tracks. Perkins 
made six yards, then failed to gain. Flagg then 
made a pretty run of 12 yards. Perkins could not 
gain. Time was called. Score: Bowdoin 5, Tufts 0. 
The line-up : 

Bowdoin. Tufts. 

Hamilton, 1. e 1. e., Plunkett 

Marshall, 1. t 1. t. Cole 

Cloudman, 1. g 1. g., Marshall 

Bodwell, c c, Butler 

Phipps-S wett, r. g r. g., Pierce 

Dunlap, r. t r. t., Lamb 

Laferriere, r. e r. e., P. Butler 

Pratt, q. b q. b., Yates 

Gregson, 1. h. b 1. h. b., Stackpole 

Hunt, r. h. b r. h. b., Perkins 

Upton- Wilson, f. b f. b.. Knight 

Score — Bowdoin 5, Tufts o. Touchdown — Hunt. 
Umpire — Dyer of Tufts. Referee — Locke of Bow- 
doin. Linesmen, Fogg and Brown. Timer, Walker. 
Time, 20 and 15m. halves. 

All the Bowdoin backs played a good game. 
Pratt as quarter was as cool as when he pitches 
a third strike. Tufts' punting was superior 
to Bowdoin's and they gained ground on exchange. 
Tufts played plucky and hard foot-ball, but were 
simply outclassed. 

Echoes from the Game. 

Bodwell, Dunlap, and Phipps were slightly 
injured. 

Tufts' supporters were very confident before the 
game. 



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Tufts' ends were exceptionally quick in getting 
down on punts. 

The largest crowd for years with the exception 
of the Bates games was present. A large percentage 
were ladies. 

Fairbanks was an interested spectator, and 
remained until Monday to assist in coaching the 
elevens. 

It was rather unfortunate that of all the holding, 
.offside play and slugging that there was in the 
game, it only was seen by the officials when Cloud- 
man scored the touchdown. 



James G. Lothrop of Harvard, our new coach 
for the track team, visited Bowdoin last week to 
plan out the winter work for the team. Thursday 
evening he lectured before the athletic teams on the 
subject of training, and made a strong appeal for 
every man with any athletic ability to take the train- 
ing for the team. 

Cross-country running will be the principal exer- 
cise for the long distance men during suitable 
weather. These runs will occur three times a week 
and will be from two to five miles in length. It is 
expected that an out-door board running track will 
be constructed for the running practice during the 
winter months. Dr. Whittier has the matter in 
charge, and that is equivalent to saying that the 
track will be built. Such a track will be a great 
advantage to the relay team, for the gymnasium 
track is very short and has no raised corners. The 
track will be built near the gymnasium. All the 
runners in the Freshman Class should enter the 
cross-country runs. 

The University of Maine through Manager Davis 
is trying to revive the old Maine College Base-Ball 
League. Early last week Manager Stanwood received 
a letter from Mr. Davis requesting his presence at a 
meeting of the managers of the four Maine college 
teams in Waterville, October 13, Wednesday a 
mass-meeting was held in Memorial Hall to talk over 
the advisability of Bowdoin's entering the league, 
and Manager Stanwood was instructed to ascertain 
what propositions the other colleges had to make. 
The General Advisory Committee met Wednesday 
evening and voted to instruct Manager Stanwood to 
arrange games with the Maine college teams but not 
to enter a league. At the meeting in Waterville, 
October 13, the four managers were present: Davis 
of the University of Maine, Seavers of Colby, Wil- 
son of Bates, and Stanwood of Bowdoin. Colby 
and University of Maine were ready to form the 
league at once, but Bates and Bowdoin wished more 
time to consider. The University of Maine pre- 
sented the proposition to the meeting that an arbi- 
tration board consisting of one alumnus from each 



college should have charge of all disputes which 
might arise in the league. This proposition is the 
idea of Will R. Howard of Belfast, a prominent 
alumnus of the university, who thinks that such a 
board would at once put an end to the difficulties 
which have arisen in all previous leagues. A mass- 
meeting of Bowdoin students will soon be held to 
decide Bowdoin's standing point in the whole matter. 
Bowdoin's position is absolutely non-committal at 
the present time. She has nothing to gain by enter- 
ing the league, and if the league should be con- 
ducted as past ones have been, has a good deal to 
lose. 

Bowdoin believes thoroughly in pure athletics 
and has no desire to mingle further in any inter- 
collegiate quarrels. If these can be avoided she is 
willing to meet any Maine college in friendly con- 
test. 

No settlement of the Bates-Bowdoin controversy 
has yet been effected, and it looks now as if there 
would be no game with Bates this year. It is a 
misfortune that any misunderstanding of this sort 
should have arisen. This game has come to be 
regarded by the public as the most important of the 
year in the State, and draws the largest crowd. 
The public has come to regard intercollegiate quar- 
rels as a nuisance, and all that occur hurts the 
patronage of college contests. Certain allegations 
against Bowdoin's managers have appeared in one 
of Maine's papers during the past week, purporting 
to be from Bates students. They are too foolish 
for us to take space to deny them. The books of 
Bowdoin's Foot-Ball Association are open to the 
inspection of any person and are a cornplete refutal 
of the senseless accusations. Manager Berry has 
the support of the entire undergraduate body in his 
stand, but we trust that amicable arrangements can 
be made and Bowdoin meet Bates in the annual 
game. 

The item has been going the rounds of the press 
this week that Bowdoin offered Edward Little $7.15 
for a game on the condition that Edward Little beat 
the University of Maine. We don't know who 
started this ingenious fable and care less, but the 
author has the imagination of a Jules Verne. 

The foot-ball prophet who makes his forecast by 
comparative scores should think a while on this 
problem : Fort Preble beats Colby 6 to 5. U. of M. 
keeps the ball in Fort Preble territory the entire 
game and wins 17 to o. Colby wins from U. of M. 
in a slow game. 5 to o. Foot-ball is full of sur- 
prises. 

Some scores in which Bowdoin is interested : 
Yale so. Bates ; Amherst o, Trinity o ; Amherst o, 
Harvard 18; Yale 30, Tufts o; Yale 17, Dartmouth 
o : M. I. T. 5, New Hampshire o. 



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The Lewistun Journal and the Bangor Commer- 
cial have given Bowdoin plenty of space this week. 
Each have published long articles on the team and 
the snbstitutes. The Journal has given room for 
pictures of Gregson and Berry, and the Commercial 
of Gregson and Hunt. 



THE OUTLOOK. 

The Tufts game was, so far, the hardest game 
of the season. Several of our best men were 
injured and will need good care to be ready for the 
Amherst game next Wednesday, It is unfortunate 
that we must play Yale three days after the Tufts 
game and only a week before Amherst, but this is 
the best schedule that could be arranged, and a game 
with Yale has long been desired. While we will send 
a weakened team to Yale, still if the men do as good 
work as they have on the field here, the score should 
not rise above .30. 

Amherst will be a hard proposition for us. 
While she did not make so good a showing against 
Harvard as Bowdoin, she has a strong, snappy team, 
a heavy line, and is especially strong in punting. If 
too many men are not injured in the Yale game we 
will send a strong team up against them and should 
make them hustle to win. After the Amherst 
game the team will have a week and a half to rest, 
and should be in prime condition for the Colby 
game here. If Colby's victory of Saturday is any 
test, she has the best Maine team that we will play. 

The practice this week has been hard and snappy, 
as the second improves every day. It should have 
more coaching, for out of the second must come 
quite a number of 'Varsity men for next year. The 
contest for the position of guard on the first is 
close and exciting. Leighton, Cloudman, Phipps, 
Swett and Barker are playing for all they are worth, 
and Bowdoin need have no fear with either of the 
men in the guard position. Cloudman will not play 
many games for fear of injury. Barker is playing 
much better than last year and will make the 'Varsity 
next year. Laferriere and Hamilton are playing end 
better every day, but are hampered from the fact 
that they have always played in line before. No 
more substitute backs have been developed. Some 
extra backs are needed greatly ; it seems as though 
some of the extra- line material might be coached 
into backs. The outlook for the Maine college 
games is encouraging. If the team keeps up its 
present aggressive work the other Maine colleges, 
will need to hustle to win from her. Manager Berry 
is arranging for a game in Portland Thanksgiving 
day, and one will surely be played there. 



M. 1900. — Virgil C. Totman has settled in West 
Buxton for the practice of medicine. 



COLLEGE CALENDAR. 

Wednesday, Oct. 17. — Bowdoin plays Yale at 
New Haven. 

Wednesday, Oct. 24. — Bowdoin plays Amherst 
at Amherst. 

Saturday, Nov. 3. — Bowdoin plays Colby at 
Brunswick. 

Saturday, Nov. 10. — Bowdoin plays University 
of Maine at Orono. 

Saturday, Nov. 17. — Bowdoin plays Tufts at 
College Hill. 

Nov. 29 — Dec. 2. — Thanksgiving recess, Thurs- 
day to Sunday. 

Dec. 17-21. — Examinations, Monday to Friday. 

Thursday, Dec. 20. — Sophomore Prize Declama- 
tions. 

Dec. 27-29. — Entrance Examinations, Medical 
School. 



Y. M. C. fl. 

The Thursday evening meeting last week was led 
by the President, H. D. Evans, 1901. The meeting 
was given up to a discussion of the work done at 
the Northfield Y. M. C. A. Conference during two 
weeks of every summer. Elbert B. Holmes, 1900, 
read a paper, and Harold P. West, 1900, spoke 
briefly, both of them showing the benefit which a 
fellow gets from this conference, and urging a large 
delegation to go next year. This last summer Bow- 
doin was not represented, but it is hoped that 
another summer will find a good colony of Bowdoin 
men there, as the summer of 1899 did. 

Because of the rain the praise service Sunday 
was not as well attended as it deserved to be. These 
song services in recent years have been very success- 
ful, and they should continue to be so. 



PER SONA LS. 

Among the Maine Democrats who are at Indian- 
apolis attending the meeting of the National Feder- 
ation of Democrat Clubs, are Alonzo Garcelon, '35, 
Lewiston; Otis Littlefield, M. '35, Bluehill ; George 
E. Hughes, '73, Bath ; William P. Thompson, '94, 
Belfast. The Maine delegation is headed by 
Llewellvn Barton, '84, Portland, who is president 
of the Maine Democrat Club. 

Now that the question arises of appointing a 
successor to the late Judge Thomas H, Haskell of 



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the State Supreme Court, it is interesting to know 
that the following justices are Bowdoin men: 
Andrew P. Wiswell, 'yz, Ellsworth ; Lucilius A. 
Emery, '6i, Ellsworth; and Frederick A. Powers, 
'75, Houlton. 

'56. — Galen C. Moses of Bath was recently elected 
a director of the Portland & Rumford Falls Railway. 

M. '55. — Dr. William Clement Towle, a promi- 
nent physician of Fryeburg, died suddenly at his 
home on October first. Dr. Towle was born in 1830, 
and spent his youth in the gold region of California. 
During the Civil War he was connected with sev- 
eral regiments as a surgeon, and he has always been 
a prominent G. A. R. man. Dr. Towle was also 
influential in the Masonic fraternity. He leaves a 
widow and two children, one of whom is Hon. W. 
W. Towle, '81, of Boston. 

M. '59. — Dr. M. C. Wedgwood is a prominent 
candidate for the position of Androscoggin member 
of Governor Hill's Council. 

'60. — Judge Horace H. Burbank of the Saco 
Municipal Court, is one of the candidates for the 
vacancy in the State Supreme Court. 

'61. — In an issue of the Chicago Tribune a few 
months ago is a cut of a picture recently presented 
to Chicago University. This picture is a portrait of 
the late General Hyde of Bath, and is labeled, "One 
of Chicago University's charter graduates." Evi- 
dently there is some mistake, since General Hyde 
had finished his education at Bowdoin and was in 
the array at the time meant. 

'67. — Col. Stanley Plummer of Dexter is a strong 
candidate for president of the State Senate at the 
next session of the Legislature. 

'87. — George W. Tillson. C.E., has recently pub- 
lished a work called "Street Pavements and Paving 
Materials." Most of his treatise consists of 
technical matter ; but the first chapter deals with 
a highly interesting, history of pavements from the 
time of Carthage up to the present day. He has 
spent much time in historical research and has, 
besides, given us a valuable manual on every-day 
methods of construction. Mr. Tillson is the presi- 
dent of the Brooklyn Engineers' Club, and the prin- 
cipal -assistant engineer of the department of high- 
ways at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'92. — Fred Vincent Gummer died very suddenly 
at his home just outside of Brunswick, October 8. 
He was only thirty-four years old, and the death 
comes as a very sad blow to his family and friends. 
Since graduation he has lived quietly most of the 
time on the old farm, caring for his mother and 
taking an active share in the affairs of the com- 
munity. For the last five years he was on the school 
committee of Brunswick, and did a great deal 
toward building up the rural schools to the position 



they ought to hold. Mr. Gummer was a man so 
retiring in his nature one would not realize how 
deep a hold he had on the affections of those who 
knew him, and how many there were who so knew 
him. The quiet little country funeral, attended, as 
it was, by the whole neighborhood, helped one to 
realize that in this quiet, sensitive young man Bow- 
doin has lost a graduate of whom she may well be 
proud. 

'93. — A daughter, Helen W., was born to Dr. and 
Mrs. George S. Machan, of Providence, on October 
4, 1900. 

'94. — E. H. Sykes is quarterback on the Columbia 
University foot-ball team, this fall, and is receiving 
many compliments in the papers. 

'9.5. — Highland Fairbanks of Bangor has been 
admitted to the bar. 

'95. — Philip D. Stubbs of Strong has just passed 
a satisfactory examination for admission to the 
Franklin Bar. 

'96. — Preston Kyes, who was graduated from the 
medical department of Johns hlopkins University, 
Baltimore, Md., in June,, took rank entitling him 
to a fellowship, a record many desire but few suc- 
ceed in making, and since his graduation he has 
been honored with a call to become associate 
professor of anatomy in the University of Chicago. 
He will accept this position, it is understood, and 
will enter upon the duties of his professorship in 
October. 

'96. — Frank H. Swan, assistant master of the 
Friends School, Providence, R. I., will enter the 
Boston University Law School this month. 

'99. — Clarence C. Robinson, of Brewer, who is 
studying at Bangor Theological School, has accepted 
a position as superintendent of the Boys' Department 
of the Central Y. M. C. A. in Philadelphia. 



Adams, '99, sang at the Music Festival in Port- 
land last week. Mr. Adams is at present in Lim- 
erick at work in his father's store. 



Alpha Delta Phi House, 
Bowdoin College^ 
Brunswick^ Me. 
October 11, 1900. 
Whereas, We have learned with deepest sorrow 
of the death of our brother, Fred Vincent Gum- 
mer, 'q2, be it 

Resolved, That the Bowdoin Chapter mourns the 
loss of a loyal brother in Alpha Delta Phi. 

Resolved, That the Bowdoin Chapter extends its 
heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives and 
friends of the deceased. 

Harris J. Milliken, 
Charles E. Rolfe, 2d, 
Philip T. Harris, 

For the Chapter. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BEUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBEE 25, 1900. 



Vol. XXX. 



No. 14. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT THUKSDAT OF THE COLLEGIATE TEAR 
ET THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902, Editor-in-Chief. 

George C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . Business Manager. 

Clement F. Koeinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene K. Kellet, 1902, Assistant Business Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902 News Editor 

■Ltman a. Cousens, 1902, News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903, News Editor 

Farnsworth G. Marshall, 1903, . . Athletics Editor 
S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903, . . . Alumni Editor 

Per annum, in advance, ..... $2.00 
Per Copy 10 Cents. 

Please address business commuDications to the Business 
Manager, and all other contribntions to the EdItor-ln-Chief. 

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

Considerable inconvenience in the matter 
of outside reading in history has been caused 
by the disappearance of certain copies of the 
books on the reserve Hst. It is not practical 
for the library to possess enough copies to sup- 
ply each student on account of the rarity of 
some of the texts, and the great expense of 
some others. There are, however, enough 
books so that it is not necessary that one copy 
be used by more than five or six students. 
With a week or ten days' notice of the outside 
reading required it seems that there is time 
enough to read all the assigned work in the 
library. 

The readers of the Orient will be pleased 
to learn that the communication in a previous 
number regarding a volume of Bowdoin stories 
has already borne fruit. Donald F. Snow, 
'oi, has decided to undertake the work of com- 



piling and publishing such a book on condition 
that Mr. Minot, who suggested the plan in 
the Orient, be associated with him in 
the matter. This arrangement is satisfactory 
to Mr. Minot, who will give as much time and 
attention as possible to the work, while Mr. 
Snow will assume the active business manage- 
ment of the project. The Orient voices the 
sentiment of the student body in wishing all 
success to this new partnership in its praise- 
worthy undertaking. They will attempt to 
carry' out the work as outlined in the 
Orient, and we are sure the task could not be 
in better hands. No man in college is better 
known than Mr. Snow. Mr. Minot is a grad- 
uate of Bowdoin in the Class of '96 and is now 
associate editor of the Kennebec Journal. 



With the removal of the reading-room 
from its old quarters in South Winthrop to its 
new room in the library, a marked increase in 
its use by the students has been noticed. This 
is caused mainly by its much more favorable 
location, and again by the great improvement 
in the quarters themselves. 

Formerly, too little attention has been paid 
to the papers and magazines of the more 
serious sort. Now, however, when a student 
goes into the reading room to look at the 
dailies he is almost sure to go up-stairs where 
the periodicals are kept, and once there he is 
sure to spend some time in looking them over. 
The college keeps on file all of the leading 
periodicals of the country, and much profit 
can be obtained by spending a short time every 
day in reading them. 



Some years ago our President, thinking 
that it would be well for the undergraduate 
body to come into closer contact with the 
Faculty, proposed that a series of college con- 



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ferences be held at stated intervals during the 
college year. By conferences we mean informal 
talks by the professors upon the topics of the 
time or any subject which should arise inci- 
dental to college activity. This plan was pro- 
posed at about the time of the advent of 
"clubs," however, and on this account it was 
not carried into effect. 

In other colleges a system of this sort is 
quite generally used. President Sherman of 
Cornell has adopted the scheme, and every two 
weeks throughout the year the undergraduate 
body meets one of the professors for a few 
minutes' talk during the noon hour. 

Such a custom would necessarily prove a 
source of much pleasure and instruction and 
would meet with the hearty approval of the 
students whose only present chance to meet 
en masse with the professors is at chapel ser- 
vice. 



The growth of the "club" system in the 
last few years shows the popularity of such 
methods of instruction. We now have the 
History Club, the Law Club, the French Club, 
and some others, all of which are carrying out 
their work in a manner which is at the same 
time most helpful and entertaining. Seven or 
eight years ago no such system as this was in 
operation, and it is doubtful if at that time 
the college had reached that state when such 
a system would h&vt flourished as it now does. 
But with our growth and consequent increased 
desire for knowledge such a system has proved 
a very great source of help. 

Simultaneous with this growth of the club 
system has been the increase in the variety of 
the courses offered in our curriculum. This 
has been increasing annually until at present 
the variety is quite large. The course in 
History for Sophomore year is now an alter- 
nating one between Medieval and English 
History. The new courses in Biology and 
French and the introduction of Spanish, fur- 
nish elective courses of considerable breadth. 
Then there is the course incidental to entering 
the Medical School which is open to Seniors, — 



and we understand that a new course is soon 
to be offered by Professor Smith. 



THE ZETA PSI CATALOGUE. 
Among the achievements of the Greek let- 
ter fraternities during the present year is the 
completion of the semi-centennial catalogue 
of Zeta Psi. As may naturally be expected 
from so recent a publication, it is far advanced 
over all previous works of its kind. It is a 
royal octavo of 967 pages, with well devised 
indices and many beautiful illustrations. 
Accompanying the history and biographies of 
each chapter are process plates, some of which 
show the important buildings of institutions 
which have a chapter, while others are group 
pictures of founders and present members. 
The. biographies, though concise, are suf- 
ficiently ample, and are accompanied by the 
bibliographies. Altogether, the catalogue is 
commendable both in matter and in mechanical 
execution ; and may be patterned by other fra- 
ternities engaged in similar work. 



MAINE ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES 
AND PREPARATORY SCHOOLS. 
At a meeting of the Maine Schoolmasters' 
Club at Waterville, April 13, 1900, it was sug- 
gested that a Maine Association of Colleges 
and Preparatory Schools would be of great 
adavantage to the educational interests of the 
State. This suggestion was received with 
marked favor, and a committee consisting of 
Professor Julian D. Taylor of Colby, Profes- 
sor Lyman G. Jordan of Bates, Professor 
MacDonald of Bowdoin, and Professor Har- 
rington of the University of Maine, was 
appointed to call a meeting and prepare a pro- 
gram. 

The committee decided to call the meeting 
on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, 
at Augusta, and accordingly sent out invita- 
tions to the principals of all college prepara- 
tory schools in the State and to the teachers 
in the college departments of such schools, 
inviting them to be present at the meeting. 



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The meetings will be held in the State 
House. The following program will be car- 
ried out : 

Friday, October 26. 
8 P.M. Address: The Association and the Col- 
leges. President William DeWitt Hyde, Bowdoin 
College. 

Following the address, an informal reception will 
be held at the parlors of the Augusta House. 

Saturday, October 27. 

9.30 A.M. Business meeting. Report of the 
Committee on Organization. 

10 A.M. (or at the close of the business ses- 
sion.) Paper: The Association and the Prepara- 
tory Schools. Principal F. W. Johnson, Coburn 
Classical Institute. 

Discussion to be opened by President A. W. 
Harris of the University of Maine. 



THE OCTOBER QUILL. 
The October number of the Quill, which 
made its appearance on Tuesday last, is a 
most interesting and creditable number. It 
opens with a letter written in 1800 by James 
Bowdoin to a kinsman concerning the advisa- 
bility of sending his son to Harvard College. 
The second piece is a short poem written l:)y 
George H. Stover, '03, entitled "The Oak's 
Farewell," and is worthy of more than ordi- 
nary praise. C. S. F. Lincoln, '91, has con- 
tributed a letter written at Shanghai, in which 
he gives an account of the prevailing condi- 
tions in China. Louis C. Hatch, '95, has also 
contributed an interesting account of an 
American in England. Together with two 
interesting stories by Webber, 1900, and 
Pierce, 1901, and the editorial work which is 
always interesting, the first number of the 
Quill is a success. 



CAMPUS ChiAT. 

G. T. Goodspeed, 1900, spent Sunday in college. 
President Hyde preached at Dartmouth Sunday. 
H. W. Lancey, '99, was in Brunswick last Sunday. 
The Juniors have their first written quiz in Polit- 
ical Economy next Saturday morning. 



Professor Calendar lectured in Boston on Satur- 
day. 

Leavitt, '99, is in the census bureau at Wash- 
ington. 

W. V. Wentworth, '86, was on the campus last 
Friday. 

Professor Chapman granted adjourns on Wednes- 
day of this week. 

Leighton, '01, who was injured in the Harvard 
game, is back in college. 

Pearl, ex-1903, has been visiting friends in col- 
lege the last few days. 

Colby thinks that she will beat us here in foot- 
ball November 3. Will she? 

Atherton, 1901, preached at the Congregational 
church, Gardiner, last Sunday. 

Dr. D. A. Robinson, '73, of Bangor, visited his 
brother. Professor Robinson, last week. 

Many of the students attended the production of 
'The Evil Eye" at Bath Saturday night. 

A meeting of the 1902 Bugle Board was held on 
Monday. Anthoine was elected business manager. 

The chapel quartet Sunday was composed of 
Larrabce, igoi, Gibson and Gross, 1902, and Shaw, 
1903. 

The Freshmen have commenced active practice 
in anticipation of the Sophomore-Freshman foot- 
ball game. 

"Joe" Scannell, who was a special student at 
Bowdoin last year, entered Jefferson Medical Col- 
lege, last Monday. 

Professor Callender gave adjourns in Political 
Economy, Friday. He was obliged to go to Cam- 
bridge on business. 

Students and others should refrain from lighting 
the dry leaves on the campus, as great injury can be 
done to the green grass. 

C. Linwood Beedy, 1903, who is this year a mem- 
ber of the Sophomore Class at Bates, was at the 
Alpha Delta Phi initiation. 

The new Bowdoin seal pins designed for Quinn, 
1901, by Bent & Bush of Boston, have sold on sight. 
He sold six dozen last week. 

Bellatty, 1902, has ended his season as coach of 
Ellsworth High and Bucksport Seminary, and is to 
be congratulated for their successes. 

On next Thursday and Friday the meeting of the 
Maine college professors aiid preparatory school 
instructors will take place at Augusta. 

R. T. Woodworth of Michigan University, repre- 
senting Roehm & Sons of Detroit, was at Bowdoin 
this week with samples of Fraternity jewelry. 



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A. E. Patterson, representing Wright, Kay & 
Co. of Detroit, Mich., has been soliciting orders for 
fraternity supplies the past week. 

It is probable that the new course in Spanish will 
come on Friday evening from 6.30 to 7.30, as no 
hour can be obtained on Saturday morning. 

Professor MacDonald delivered a lecture on the 
"Sphere of the Church" at the Congregational Con- 
ference which was held in the church on the hill 
Tuesday. 

Several students have made arrangements to 
attend Miss Harvey's dancing school at Bath this 
fall. The first General Assembly at Bath will occur 
October 26. 

The conference between the college and fitting 
school instructors held at Bowdoin last February, 
was so successful that another is likely to be 
arranged this year. 

The first concert will probably be given just 
before Thanksgiving. Meantime the Club is hard 
at work every evening in Massachusetts Hall prac- 
ticing the season's music. 

The story entitled "3 o'clock a.m.," written by 
Gregson, 1901, for last February's Quill, is 
reprinted in the new book, "Cap and Gown," as a 
representative Bowdoin story. 

The following men took the Amherst trip : Bod- 
well, Cloudnian, Hunt, Dunlap, Phipps, Laferriere, 
P. Marshall, Fogg, Hamilton, Gregson, Pratt, Giles, 
Upton, Wilson, and Manager Berry. 

We see by the Colby Echo that they celebrated 
their victory over the University of Maine with a 
bon-fire and a procession in which were carried 
transparencies bearing the words "Beware, Bow- 
doin." 

The new edition of "The Little Giant Cyclopedia" 
has recently been 'received by the Orient; and. 
because of its mass of facts and answers to every- 
day questions, is highly commendable. It is marked 
throughout by a vein of ready conciseness and is to 
be recommended for the desk of the student. 

Professor Chapman spoke very interestingly at 
chapel, Sunday afternoon, on the life story of one 
of Bowdoin's famous graduates who died this sum- 
mer, Rev. Cyrus Hamlin, '34. Professor Chapman 
brought out as no printed obituary has done, the 
marvelous versatility of Dr. Hamlin, and his remark- 
able talent for organization. 

The work on the heating and light apparatus is 
progressing steadily. This week the electricians 
have been busily engaged in wiring the lower floor 
of Memorial Hall. The defect in the foundation for 
the generating set has caused a set-back, but the new 



one has been finished, so that work will now be 
finished soon. 

During the week the Juniors have been choosing 
their lockers in the laboratory and preparing to begin 
experimental work next week. 

Leader Appleton of the Glee Club has chosen the 
following men for this season's Club : 

Gray, Emerson, Haynes, Towne, Archibald, 
Purington, Gibson, Smith, Shaw, Pratt, Lawrence, 
Larrabee, Gross, Oakes, Hellenbrand, Haley, War- 
ren, Willey, Jones, Bridgham, Walker. 

Bowdoin is in good company in her admission 
requirements. In the New England States Harvard 
and Yale are the only other colleges which refuse 
to admit on certificates. Bowdoin's numbers, in 
spite of occasional gloomy prophecies, continue to 
increase, until now they are nearly the maximum 
which can be well provided for. 

The readers of the newspapers will soon believe 
that Bowdoin's receipts from the Garcelon estate in 
California was several million dollars, so often have 
they seen statements that at last the litigation is set- 
tled and the college is to have its money. Another 
such dispatch was received this week. Perhaps this 
really is the settlement ; we hope so. 

The lights from the college dynamos were tried, 
Tuesday, under the eye of an expert from Boston. 
The foundation of cement and stone on which the 
dynamos rest was found to jar so seriously that the 
contractors are now tearing it out to put in a new 
one. The contractors bear this expense, since the 
error was due to their miscalculation as to the 
stability of the sand which is the base of Brunswick 
soil. Lights from the system will be ready in a 
week or two. 

The following men constitute the chapel choir : 
From 1901, Willey, Smith, Snow, Swett, Quinn, 
Dillaway, White ; from 1902, Gibson, Appleton, 
McCann, Preston, Sinkinson, Standwood, Gross; 
from 1903. Hellenbrand, Pratt, Gray, Shaw, W. 
Towne, Welch, Simpson ; from 1904, Haley, Archi- 
bald, Bridgham, Oakes, Emerson, Purinton. 

The poll of the Bowdoin Faculty taken by the 
Boston Herald shows that Republican principles and 
leaders are as strongly supported as usual. All but 
four of the Facvilty acknowledge that they will vote 
for McKinley, although many of them give but 
qualified approval to his administration. One 
Professor will not vote at all, and one will not admit 
which side he favors, while two are yet "on the 
fence." Bryanism can claim no outspoken adherents 
among the Faculty and but few among the students. 

It has been definitely decided by Bowdoin's Gen- 
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college league that is being formed by the other 
Maine colleges. This action will meet with the 
approval of the undergraduate body. Bowdoin will 
play base-ball with all the other Maine colleges, but 
her experience with leagues has been a sad on_e, and 
until some Maine colleges get a little pure sporting 
blood in their veins Bowdoin will remain outside the 
league. 

Professor Robinson is this week attending the 
annual meeting of the American Public Health 
Association at Indianapolis. He is chairman of the 
largest committee of the Association, that on Dis- 
infectants. This committee he divided into sub-com- 
mittees, assigning to each a topic for investigation. 
Professor Robinson himself will read a paper on 
Formaldehyde and other disinfectants, in which he 
summarizes the work done for the last three years 
in all foreign countries as well as the United States, 
including the work done in the Bowdoin Laboratory. 
This is to be the preliminary paper of a report which 
is to serve as a standard reference book on the sub- 
ject. 

About four hundred copies of the books for out- 
side French reading of the Sophomore year have been 
placed in the library. This is a laudable act, for it 
insures a sure supply of books when needed. In past 
years the students have been obliged to purchase for 
themselves all the French books required to be read, 
with the natural result that in many cases they made 
the mistake of buying the English instead of the 
French text. Another change is that, in general, one 
book is to be read each week and a short examina- 
tion given on it, so that the reading will not all be 
bunched at the end of the term. Professor Johnson 
has the supervision of these books, and copies may 
be obtained through him. 

The next themes are due Tuesday, October 30. 
Junior Subjects. 

1. What Relations Should Exist Between a 
College and Its Fitting Schools? 

2. Can the' Methods of the Institutional Church 
Be Profitably Employed by the Village Church of 
New England? 

3. An Ideal Chapter House for Bowdoin. 

4. A Short Story of College Life. 

Sophomore Themes. 

1. Teaching as a Profession for College Men. 

2. Why President McKinley Should (or Should 
Not) Be Re-elected. 

3. How the Glee Club Benefits the College. 

4. Thackeray's "Henry Esmond" or De Quin- 
cey's "Joan of Arc." 

The second meeting of the History Club was 
held at the Inn Monday evening. The club is 



composed of the following: Professor MacDonald, 
Anthoine, Gray, Kelley, Hayden, Fogg, Noyes, Sink- 
inson. Carter, Gross, and Stanwood. Meetings are 
held once in two weeks, and zi each meeting a 
paper is read on some assigned topic. Topics have 
been chosen as follows : Political Situation in 
England, Noyes ; Causes of the Outbreak in China, 
Carter; The British in South Africa, Gross; 
Socialism in Germany, Hayden ; Lessons of the 
Presidential Election, Anthoine ; Negro Problem in 
the South, Professor MacDonald ; The U. S. in its 
Relations to the Philippines, Fogg; Our Relations 
with Canada, Stanwood ; Japan as a World Power, 
Kelley; Imperial Federation, Sinkinson; Russian 
Expansion, Gray. 



THE INITIATIONS. 

All the fraternities except the new Beta Theta Pi 
chapter held their initiations Friday night. Small 
delegations were the rule this year, six men being 
the average, while the average is eight to a delega- 
tion in 1903. The following are the initiates : 

Alpha Delta Phi — From 1903, Daniel I. Gould 
of Bristol, N. H. ; from 1904, William F. Coan of 
Auburn, Marshall P. Cram of Brunswick, Chester B. 
Emerson of Farmington, N. H., John W. Frost of 
Topsham, Eugene P. D. Hathaway of Wellesley, 
Mass., C. Franklin Packard of Auburn, George C. 
Purington, Jr., of Farmington. 

Psi Upsilon — From 1904, Ernest O. Brigham of 
Kennebunk, Samuel T. Dana of Portland, Leon S. 
Larrabee of Portland, Herbert H. Oakes of 
Auburn, Wilbur G. Roberts of Alfred. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon — From 1904, Bernard Archi- 
bald of Houlton, John M. Bridgham of Dexter, 
George E. Kimball of Northeast Harbor, Fred L. 
Putnam of Houlton, Ralph T. Warren of Castine, 
Walter K. Wildes of Skowhegan. 

Theta Delta Chi — From 1904, Henry E. Beverage 
of Rockland, Myrton A. Bryant of Westbrook, 
Thomas E. Chase of Auburn, Harold L. Palmer of 
Skowhegan, Arthur C. Shorey of Bath, C. Arnold 
Windham of Lisbon Falls. 

Zeta Psi — From 1903, Henry A. Peabody of Port- 
land ; from 1904, Philip M. Clark of Portland, Theo- 
dore W. Cunningham of Bucksport, Harold J. 
Everett of Portland, John H. Haley of Gardiner, 
William E. Lunt of Lisbon, Wallace M. Powers of 
Portland. 

Delta Upsilon — From 1904, Emery O. Beane of 
Hallowell, Henry C. Clary of Hallowell, Will D. 
Gould of Auburn, Raymond T. McCutcheon of 
Hallowell, Harold W. Robinson of Auburn, Ralph 
S. Smith of Newburgh; special student, William T. 
Henderson of Freeport. 

Kappa Sigma — Oilman H. Campbell of South 
Portland, William T. Rowe of Portland, Henry C. 



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Saunders of Portland, Fitz Edward Sargent of 
Rockland, Osborn E. Spear of Rockland. 

The following alumni were back to the initiations 
of their fraternities : 

Alpha Delta Phi— Prof. H. L. Chapman, '66, of 
Brunswick; Rev. John Gregson, Kenyon, '68, of 
Wiscasset; Prof. F. C. Robinson, '73, of Brunswick; 
G. C. Purington, '78, of Farmington ; Eugene 
Thomas, '85, of Topsham ; H. Wyllys Chamberlain, 
'81, of Brunswick; E. C. Vining, '97, of Boston; W. 
T. Libby, '99, of Pejepscot; and from 1900, R. F. 
Chapman of Portland, J. C. Pearson of Brunswick, 
and J. P. Webber of Bath. 

Psi Upsilon— Prof. W. A. Houghton, Yale '73, of 
Brunswick ; Barrett Potter, '78, of Brunswick ; Prof. 
G. T. Files, '89, of Brunswick; A. P. Cook, '97, of 
Portland ; E. C. Davis, '97, of Auburn ; J. W. Whit- 
ney, 1900, of Portland. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon— Dr. F. M. Whittier, '85; 
Prof. Harry De Forest Smith, '91 ; John Clair 
Minott, '96; Mortimer Warren, '96; Charles S. Pet- 
tengill, '98 ; Cony Sturgis, '99. 

Theta Delta Chi— H. A. Wing, '80, of Lewiston ; 
Levi Turner, '86, of Portland; Llewellyn Barton, 
'84, of Portland ; F. J. C. Little, '89, of Augusta ; H. 
E. Cole, '83, of Bath; W. O. Hersey, '92, of Free- 
port; W. T. Hall, '88, of Bath; Dr. B. F. Barker, 
'93, of Bath; Prof. W. B. Mitchell, '90, of Bruns- 
wick; E. H. Wilson, '92, of Portland; A. G. Wiley, 
'95, of Brunswick ; P. C. Haskell of Westbrook, and 
L. P. Libby of Vassalboro, '99; H. W. Cobb and G. 
B. Gould, 1900, of Bath. 

Zeta Psi— W. V. Wentworth, '86, of Great 
Works; D. M. Bangs, '91, of Waterville; F. C. 
Peaks, '96, of Dover; R. S. Randall, '97, of Free- 
port; R. E. Randall of Freeport, and H. W. 
Lancey of Pittsfield, '99; G. F. Goodspeed, 1900, of 
Wilton. 

Delta Upsilon — C/ E. Merritt, '94, of Auburn ; 
G. C. Webber, '95, of Auburn ; F. L. Dutton, '99, of 
Augusta ; H. P. West, 1900, of Lewiston. 

Kappa Sigma — C. E. Baker, '96, of Brunswick; 
J. R. Parsons of Yarmouth, and E. B. Holmes of 
Brunswick, igoo. 



ATliLETICS. 

Yale 30, Bowdoin o. 
Bowdoin met Yale last Wednesday on the foot- 
ball field for the first time in her history and gave 
a remarkably good account of herself. The score is 
no indication of what a magnificent game Bowdoin 
played. Bowdoin's ends were invincible, and time 
and time again smashed Yale's end plays for a loss. 



while Hunt, through the best of interference, circled 
Yale's ends for gains of 20 and 30 yards. Once 
Yale's fullback was the only man between Hunt 
and Yale's "spotless goal posts," but was downed 
on Yale's 30-yard line. Yale made most of her gains 
by her halfbacks going outside of tackle and by Hale 
hurdling the line. Many times Bowdoin held Yale 
for two downs with a loss and then Hale would 
make the distance. Bowdoin could do nothing with 
Yale's line and most of her center plays were downed 
with a loss. Yale men declared Bowdoin's team the 
best they had played this year, and the alumni who 
witnessed the game were much pleased with Bow- 
doin's showing. The game was remarkably clean, 
and no slugging was indulged in by either team. 
Bowdoin had but one man injured in the game, 
LIpton,'who got a slight crack' on the head. For 
Yale the best work was done by Brown and Hale. 
Gregson, Cloudman and Hunt were conspicuous 
for Bowdoin in every play. 

The game in detail : 

Upton caught Yale's opening kick-off and ran 
the ball 20 yards before he was downed on his 40- 
yard line. Hunt gained almost 10 yards around 
Yale's right end. Bowdoin then had to punt, and 
Miller caught the ball at Yale's 30-yard line. Yale 
had to kick and Hale punted to Upton, at Bowdoin's 
25-yard line. Upton fumbled and the ball rolled out 
of bounds. Upton at once punted. Wear tried to 
catch the ball at Bowdoin's 35-yard line, but the 
leather struck his chest and bounded squarely into 
Sheldon's arms. Stillman was tried for a tackle 
run, but lost ground. Hale made several gains 
through centre, and, finally, after seven minutes' 
liard play, Chadwick scored. 

Wear ran the kick-off up 20 yards to Yale's 35- 
yard line. Hale punted to Upton at Bowdoin's 50- 
yard line and Gould made the tackle. Bowdoin had 
to punt. Wear caught and ran 15 yards before he 
was downed at Bowdoin's 45-yard line. Hale hurled 
over the centre ; Chadwick and Stillman gained, and 
then Stillman failed and Hale had to be called upon 
again. Miller next lost ground on an end play, and 
Stillman also failed to gain, much to the disgust of 
Capt. Brown. Hale had to be called upon, and, as 
usual, he gained and scored. Only four minutes of 
play was left for this half. Score, 12 to o. 

In the second half, Capt. Brown muffed Bow- 
doin's kick-off, but quickly recovered and ran five 
yards before he was downed at Yale's 40-yard line. 
Hale punted out of bounds, at the 35-yard line. 
On the first play Gregson fumbled and Miller fell on 
the ball for Yale. Stillman, Miller, and Chadwick 
all gained and then Hale took the ball over. Time — 

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Yale's 4S-yard line. Chadwick gained 20 yards 
through right wing. Miller gained four and then 
Chadwick gained eight and five yards, and finally 
made two five-yard gains. Miller, hy three plunges, 
took the ball over. 

Chadwick ran the next kick-off up 20 yards to 
Yale's 40-yard line. Hale punted to Bowdoin's 40- 
yard line. Dupee was put in. Bowdoin punted and 
Olcott caught at Bowdoin's 50-yard line. Dupee 
and Chadwick gained and then Dupee fumbled, but 
Hale recovered the ball. Brown gained and then 
Hale made the last touchdown. 

Yale returned the kick-ofif and Hunt ran 30 yards 
to Yale's 25-yard line. Time was called with the 
ball in Bowdoin's possession on Yale's 30-yard line. 

Yale. Bowdoin. 

Gould, 1. e r. e., Leferriere 

Hamlin, 1. t r. t., Hamilton 

Brown, 1. g r. g., Phipps 

Olcott, c c, Bodwell 

Sheldon, r. g 1. g,. Cloudman 

Stillman, r. t 1. t., P. Marshall 

Ward, r. e 1. e., Fogg 

Wear, q. b q. b., Pratt 

Miller (Dupee), 1. h. b r. h. b.. Hunt 

Chadwick, r. h. b 1. h. b., Gregson 

Hale, f. b f. b., Upton (Barry) 

Score — Yale 30, Bowdoin o. Touchdowns — 
Chadwick, Hale (3), Miller. Goals from touch- 
downs — Hale (5). Attendance — 2500. Umpire — W. 
S. Moyle of Yale. Referee — Hammond of New 
Haven. Timer — Sharpe of Yale. Time, 20 and 
15-minute halves. 



ECHOES FROM THE GAME. 

Bowdoin excelled in stopping end plays, but lost 
ground on every exchange of punts. Bowdoin did 
not follow the ball closely enough. Time and time 
again the Yale backs would be tackled back of their 
line and Yale would push the back over for the gain. 
At least one touchdown would have been saved if 
Bowdoin had kept right after the ball. 

Hunt's runs were the star plays of the game, 
while Cloudman was through the line nearly every 
time as soon as the ball was snapped. 

There was a good chance for a field goal in the 
last of the second half which Bowdoin failed to 
take. 

Yale was nine minutes making the second touch- 
down. 

The following men made the trip : Bodwell, 
Gregson, Hunt, P. Marshall, F. Marshall, Laferriere, 
Wilson, Giles, Pratt, Hamilton, Fogg, Phipps, 
Cloudman, Swett, Berry, Upton. 

Yale's men average much heavier than the Bow- 
doin team. 

Yale's ends were very fast in getting on punts, 
and her halfbacks were very swift in advancing the 



kick-offs, generally bringing the ball back to the 
middle of the field. 

The comparison between the Harvard-Bowdoin 
and Yale-Bowdoin games does not show such a 
superiority of the Yale team as the scores would 
indicate. Had the halves in the Yale game been of 
the same length as those in the Harvard game one 
of the touchdowns in the second half would have 
been avoided, as the second touchdown was not 
made until sixteen minutes of play. Then in the 
second half a fumble by Bowdoin on her twenty- 
yard line after a punt gave Yale a touchdown she 
did not tarn. So, really, the actual score should 
have been 18 for Yale instead of 30. 

The Bowdoin team and a large delegation of stu- 
dents attended the Bates-U. of M. game in Lewiston, 
Saturday, and witnessed as ragged an exhibition of 
foot-ball as has been seen about here for a long time. 
The U. of M. team were decidedly crippled by the 
absence of six of its regular players, including Dor- 
ticos and the Davises. Bates simply outplayed U. 
of M. at all points, long runs around the ends, buck- 
ing the line for ten yards, and trick plays through 
the line for touchdowns were plenty. The game, 
however, should not be taken as indicating the real 
strength of the two teams, for with U. of M.'s regu- 
lar team in the field she could put lip a much 
stronger game. Bates has won the game on her 
home grounds for seven consecutive years. 



THE OUTLOOK. 
It is early to make any prophecies on 
the Maine games, but the outlook is extremely 
encouraging, none of the other three colleges 
having, as yet, displayed any remarkable strength, 
but they will all improve before our games 
with them occur. The practice this week has been 
mainly team work and the perfecting of new plays. 
The ends have improved greatly and from now out 
can be depended upon to care for most everything 
that will come their way. Fogg demonstrated his 
ability in the Yale game to smash interference and 
nail his man in first-class shape, while Laferriere 
was right close to the ball on every play. As soon 
as Kelley's arm allows him to play, Bowdoin will 
have plenty of good ends. Cloudman as guard has 
outplayed every man up against him so far, but will 
probably not play many more games, as we have 
abundance of guard material, and any injury to him 
would be fatal to our success at Worcester. Dunlap 
is recovering from the effects of the Tufts game 
and will no doubt be ready for Amherst. After the 
Amherst game the team will have a week and a half 
to perfect new plays and get in some team work 
for the Maine games, and they will need the rest. 



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The entire student body should remember the Colby 
game of last year and should be on hand November 
3 to cheer the team to victory. 



On the Gridiron. 

Saturday^ October 27. 

Harvard vs. Carlisle Indians, at Cambridge. 

Yale vs. Columbia, at New York. 

Princeton vs. Brown, at Providence. 

Pennsylvania vs. University of Chicago, at 
Franklin Field. 

Cornell vs. Dartmouth, at Ithaca. 

West Point vs. Williams, at West Point. 

Wesleyan vs. Trinity, at Hartford. 

Annapolis vs. Pennsylvania State, at Annapolis. 

Tufts vs. M. I. T., at Tufts oval. 

Colby vs. University of Maine, at Waterville. 

Bates vs. Boston College, at Lewiston. 

Massachusetts Aggies vs. Vermont University, at 
Burlington. 

Wednesday, October 31. 

Williams vs. Union, at Williamstown. 

Amherst vs. Tufts, at Amherst. 

University of Vermont vs. University of Maine, 
at Orono. 

Andover vs. Boston College, at Andover. 



Y. M. C. f\. 



With Donald McCormick, 1903, as a leader, last 
Thursday evening's meeting discussed what a practi- 
cal interest missions are and should be to college 
men. The word "Mission" was taken in its widest 
sense, some of the speakers insisting that the Y. M. 
C. A. should be alive to its own mission here at 
Bowdoin, and work to make its influence felt as it 
should be. 

Sunday afternoon Rev. O. W. Folsom of Bath 
addressed the Association. The main theme was 
the river of life which flows so near all of us that 
we can take of it if we only will. Mr. Folsom illus- 
trated the miracles which are done by the Holy 
Spirit by telling the thrilling story of the ex-burglar, 
Valentine Burke, who recently died in St. Louis, 
one of the most respected and widely-known men of 
the city. 

The brief morning prayer-meetings at 3 South 
Maine, which were so helpful last year, are held 
this year at 29 North Winthro^, and are proving as 
helpful as such meetings always do. 



ALUMN 



The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class sec- 
retaries,, in procuring items of interest for this depart- 
ment. 

'61. — Edward Stanwood, the editor-in-chief of the 
Youth's Companion, has a timely and interesting 
article in the Atlantic Montlily, in which he urges 
that the present election system be improved by 
allowing citizens to vote by mail if desired. 

'96. — Howard Gilpatrick, who was graduated last 
year from the Andover Theological Seminary, was 
recently ordained at North Waterford. 

'99. — Wednesday morning, October 3d, at the 
Free Baptist church, Brunswick, took place the mar- 
riage of Preston B. Churchill of Winthrop, Mass., 
and Miss Edythe E. Blaisdell, eldest daughter of 
Andrew M. Blaisdell of Topsham. Rev. W. M. 
Davis of Topsham performed the ceremony. The 
ushers were Holmes, 1900, Dole, 1902, Shaw and 
Spollett, 1903, all fraternity friends of Mr. Churchill. 

1900. — Clarence C. Robinson of Brewer has 
accepted a permanent position with the Philadelphia 
Y. M. C. A., and will give up studying for the 
ministry, at least for some time. 



OBITUARY. 

Charles Carroll Everett, Bussey professor of the- 
ology and dean of the Harvard Divinity School, died 
the 17th instant at his home in Cambridge. He had 
been gradually declining for two years and had been 
unable to give his lectures during the present term. 
Dr. Everett was born in Brunswick in 1829, and 
received his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin in 1850, 
and his master's degree in 1853. For the following 
four years he was librarian and from 1855 to 1857 
was professor of modern languages at Bowdoin. He 
then studied theology at Harvard for two years, and 
for ten years was pastor at the Independent Con- 
gregational Church of Bangor. 

In 1869 Dr. Everett became Bussey professor of 
theology, and in 1S78 dean of the Divinity School. 
He was made L.T.D. (Bowdoin) in 1870, LL.D. 
(Bowdoin) in 1894, and L.T.D. (Harvard) in 1874. 
During his thirty years spent on the Harvard Faculty 
he published many philosophical and ethical works, 
and was a frequent contributor to the magazine. 
His marked personality was reflected in the lectures 
which he gave and the work which his young 
students accomplished. He was a genius as a 
theologian and as a man of letters; and his death 
has left a place that will be hard to fill. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBEE 1, 1900. 



Vol. XXX. 



No. 15. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902, Editor-in-Chief. 

George C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . Business Manager. 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene R. Kellky, 1902, Assistant Business Manager. 

EiCHARD B. Dole, 1902 News Editor 

Lyman A. Cousens, 1902, . . ... News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903 News Editor 

Fabnsworth G. Marshall, 1903, . . Athletics Editor 
S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903, . . . Alumni Editor 

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Per Copy .10 Cents. 

Please address business communications to the Business 
Manager, and all other contributions to the Editor-in-Chief. 

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

The matter of class unity, when discussed 
in the abstract, may seem to be a subject 
which is trite and hackneyed enough ; but 
when a vivid and concrete illustration of class 
chaos has been shown in such a way as was 
that of 1903, then with justice can we say a 
word about class harmony and class law. 
The Sophomores have divided against them- 
selves on the Hallowe'en question. Upon 
this as a live issue they voted with a result 
which was, by no means, doubtful or to be 
misunderistood. Then, against this result, 
which was the vote of the majority, a small 
but vigorous minority acted with no logical 
reason, but rather with utter disregard for 
that essential of all organizations, namely, the 
tacit understanding that the many shall rule. 
That an element which is manifestly in the 
minority should consider their vote and 



opinion worth so much more than the vote 
and opinion of the opposing majority, is, in a 
sense, amusing and absurd; and, again, that 
this minority should act so rashly and madly, 
surely reflects not only upon the minority 
itself, but also on the said class. Therefore, 
1903, put this in your plate : Your class, right 
or wrong; if wrong, then right her. 



On the eighth of November, 1900, Major- 
General Oliver Otis Howard will complete his 
seventieth year. In order to commemorate 
the anniversary of his birth and to assemble as 
many of his old-time comrades as possible, his 
friends in the Army and Navy, together with 
his friends from civil life, have proposed that 
a banquet be given in his honor at the 
Waldorf-Astoria. The affair will be one of 
great distinction. Prominent men from all 
over the country will be present, and it is 
expected that Hon. Chauncey M. Depew will 
preside. 

In reference to this occasion the following 
resolution has been adopted by the Bowdoin 
Faculty : 

The Academic Faculty of Bowdoin Col- 
lege, gladly embracing the opportunity 
afforded by a public testimonial and banquet, 
on his seventieth birthday, to Major-General 
Oliver Otis Howard, LL.D., a most dis- 
tinguished and beloved son of the college, 
desires to join in the congratulations incident 
to the occasion, and to give some expression 
to the special honor and affection in which he 
is held by his Alma Mater. 

We cherish with gratitude and pride the 
record of his unselfish and costly service to 
the country in the war for the Union ; the 
patriotism and courage, the military genius 
and the Christian spirit, which wrought 
together in that time of peril to make him, to 
his countrymen, an embodiment of Words- 
worth's ideal of a Happy Warrior, 



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"Whose powers shed 'round him in the common 
strife, 
Or mild concerns of ordinary life, 
A constant influence, a peculiar grace ; 
But who, if he be called upon to face 
Some awful moment to which Heaven has joined 
Great issues, good or bad for human kind. 
Is happy as a lover ; and attired 
With sudden brightness, like a man inspired; 
And through the heat of conflict keeps the law 
In calmness made, and sees what he foresaw; 
Or if an unexpected call succeed. 
Come when it will, is equal to the need." 

We recognize with scarcely less pride and 
gratitude, his loyal and unwearied service ; in 
time of peace, in behalf of every organized 
effort to promote the interests of Christian 
education, to purify the national life, to 
enforce the claims of humanity, to deepen the 
public sense of justice, and to extend the sway 
of faith and righteousness among men. 

The college has rejoiced to call him to a 
seat in her highest Board of Trust, and to 
bestow upon him her chief academic honor; 
and to her thankfulness for the achievements 
of his past years, she adds the hope that the 
years before him may be filled with peace, and 
with the continued joy of service to his fellow- 
men. 

Adopted October 25, 1900. 



An earnest effort is being made by the 
large colleges to abolish the practice of wear- 
ing stiff headgear, leather pads on the 
shoulders and knees, and other hard sub- 
stances for the protection of the player's per- 
son. It is an effort in the right direction. 
Leather headgears, shoulder pad of stiff 
leather and everything of that nature injure 
more players on the field than any other one 
thing. Besides being a protection to the 
wearer they are a great source of injury to 
every one they come in contact with. The 
best players as a rule do not wear them, and 
the best players are the least often hurt. The 
player who gets into the game fiercely and 
plays it for all it is worth is the least likely to 
be carried from the field, while the one who 
avoids the scrimages for fear of injury, and 
plays listlessly, is almost sure to be injured. 
Another year will probably see some different 
action taken by the colleges as to what a player 



may wear in the game, and injuries will be 
reduced considerably. 



A recent Maine newspaper has in it a long 
article on athletics in general, and among other 
things gives the records in all athletic sports 
as they stand at the present time. Bowdoin 
may well be proud of her standing. A large 
number of Maine records are held by her men. 
Cloudman, Snow, Wheeler, Hunt, Nutter, 
Edwards, and Dunlap are the names that 
appear on the list. The records attributed to 
them compare well with the New England 
records for the same distances. One more year 
and the larger part of these men will have 
graduated. Their places must be filled from 
the men now in the college. It is the name of 
Bowdoin that must be upheld, and every man 
should exert himself to the utmost. 



PROF. FRIEDRICH MAX MULLER. 

Professor Friedrich Max Muller, the emi- 
nent Orientalist and philologist, died on Sun- 
day last. He was born on the sixth of 
December, 1823, at Dessau. His father was 
a German poet. Professor Muller received 
his education at the public schools of Dessau 
and Liepsig, and later attended the Universi- 
ties of Liepsig and Berlin. While in college 
he studied Arabic, Persian, and Sanskrit, also 
comparative philology and philosophy. 

When a young man he went from Ger- 
many to England, where he made his home, 
living a C]uiet, scholarly life at Oxford. He 
was a man who welcomed personal distinction 
and was honored in many ways. He was the 
author of many works on literature, all of 
which were written in a style which is eloquent 
and enthusiastic. He always aided his chosen 
sciences by an insight and poetic suggestive- 
ness which are characteristic of his> works. 

By his death the world has lost an able 
and a brilliant scholar and one who con- 
tributed much to the educational interests of 
his time. 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



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QUILL ANNOUNCEMENT. 
Members of the Junior Class who desire 
to make the Quill board are reminded that, 
according to precedent, it is necessary for each 
candidate to hand in at least two signed arti- 
cles before December i. 



CAMPUS^ CHAT. 

Hadlock, '99, was in Brunswick last week. 
McCormick, 1900, was in college over Sunday. 
Burnell, 1900, has been on the campus this week. 

Henry Clements, 1900, visited friends in college 
last week. 

Preston, 1902, has returned to college after a two 
weeks' absence. 

Professor Little conducted the chapel exercises 
last Saturday morning. 

E. G. Pratt, '97, of New York, was on the 
campus last Thursday. 

The Juniors had their second quiz in English 
Literature last Monday. 

A. P. Havey of West Sullivan, has been admitted 
to the Sophomore Class. 

Watson, 1902, was obliged to return home Mon- 
day, on account of illness. 

The Sophomores commenced their work in 
Huss's German reader to-day. 

The Law Club held a meeting at the New 
Meadows Inn, Monday evening. 

Rev. Mr. Fulsom of Bath, exchanged with Dr. 
Mason of the Church on the Hill, Sunday. 

Deutscher Verein held the second meeting of the 
season at the Inn, Wednesday evening. 

At the 1903 class meeting on Monday, Coffin was 
elected captain of the class foot-ball team. 

Several of the fellows attended the production of 
■'Quo Vadis" at Bath, Wednesday evening. 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903, rejoined his class this 
week. Everybody is glad to see "Spooner" back. 

Many of the students are planning to see the 
Bowdoin-Tufts game, November 17, at College Hill. 

The iron fence between Maine and Winthrop is 
temporarily down as the result of a jollification 
Saturday. 

The college Glee, Mandolin and Guitar Clubs are 
holding daily rehearsals. The first concert will 
occur December ninth. 



The Sophomore Class held a meeting, Monday 
afternoon, and made arrangements for the usual 
Hallowe'en exercises. 

The teachers' meeting at Augusta caused 
adjourns Friday afternoon and Saturday at Bow- 
doin. May they meet often ! 

McCormick, 1900, was in Brunswick over Sun- 
day. As usual, he was once or twice taken for his 
brother of the Sophomore Class. 

Professor George L. Vose, who directed the 
Engineering course at Bowdoin from 1872-1881, is 
spending the winter in Brunswick. 

Our victory at Amherst was celebrated with a 
bon-fire and a procession. The Professors were 
cheered and made fitting responses. 

Archibald, 1904, took Walker's place as chapel 
organist for last Sunday. The quartet was Larrabee, 
'01, Shaw, '03, Bridgham and Emerson, '04. 

The political clubs of the different colleges 
throughout the country are holding frequent meet- 
ings. Colby has a Democratic Club which is a very 
active organization. 

For two weeks beginning Monday, November 5, 
the afternoon recitations will begin at 1.30 and 2.30 
instead of 2.00 and 3.00, in order to give the foot- 
ball men a chance for practice. 

The Sophomore Prize speakers have been chosen ; 
they are : Blanchard, Pratt, Robinson, Shaw, Simp- 
son, Smith, B. L., Stover, Walker, Webber, H. L., 
White, Lawrence, and Marshall. 

Bowdoin has made a good record this fall, and 
surely is the strongest of the Maine teams. Bow- 
doin also has shown better form than any of the 
triangular league elevens. — Boston Globe. 

A Mock Court Trial was given last Wednesday 
evening in the Town Hall by Post 22, G. A. R., under 
the direction of Col. A. V. Newton of Worcester, 
Mass. Professor Whittier was one of the jurymen 
drawn for the trial. 

The new annual catalogue will go to print this 
week. It will probably be put in the hands of the 
Kennebec Journal, and will be ready for circulation 
about November 15. It will be made smaller this 
year than formerly. 

At the meeting of the Maine Association of Col- 
leges and Preparatory Schools Professor Mac- 
Donald was appointed on the Committee on Legisla- 
tion, and Professor Woodruff on the Committee of 
College Entrance Requirements. 

President Hyde, Professors Woodruff, Hough- 
ton, Mitchell, MacDonald, Files, and Smith, together 
with several graduates of the college, called upon 



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James W. Bradbury, the oldest living graduate, Sat- 
urday last, at his home in Augusta. 

Sunday was St. Jean Baptiste day, when the 
whole French population of Brunswick goes to the 
Catholic cemetery. Consequently, many of them 
visited the campus on the way, and dotted its 
northern end with their bright colors. 

On November i President Hyde will attend the 
meeting of the New England Colleges at Worcester. 
On November 2 he will attend the Bristol County 
Traders' Association at Farmington, Conn. He 
will also preach at Amherst College on Sunday. 

At chapel, Sunday, President Hyde's subject 
was the better system needed in preparatory school 
courses, and closer union between the teachers and 
college Faculties. This subject was naturally sug- 
gested by the teachers' meeting at Augusta, the day 
before. 

With eight on the second eleven at Auburn and 
two on the 'Varsity at Amherst, the Sophomores 
had ten men playing foot-ball, Wednesday of last 
week. This rather looks as if the Freshmen will run 
up against a hard proposition, when the annual game 
comes off. 

Colby and Bowdoin will meet on Whittier Field 
next Saturday. The boys from Waterville, we 
understand, would very much like to duplicate the 
game of last year; but considering the relative 
strength of the two teams it seems rather unlikely 
that this can be done. 

The committee in charge of the new heating 
apparatus have refused to accept the water system 
which supplies the baths in the basement of the 
gymnasium. The pressure is too strong, so that 
there has been much complaint from the students 
using them. The contractors will make the condi- 
tions satisfactory at once. 

The "Green Un".^says that the selectmen of 
Brunswick have engaged the services of a civil 
engineer to see about improving the roadbed on 
Main Street. Let us hope the "Green Un" is right 
and also that the selectmen will profit by what the 
engineer finds out for them. 

At the last Faculty meeting the special examiners 
for the different private fitting-schools in the State 
were chosen. Professor Callender will examine 
students at Thornton Academy, Professor Mitchell 
at Fryeburg, Professor Files at Washington, and 
Professor Smith at Lincoln Academy. 

Jordan, 1900, who sings in the Congregational 
choir, sang a solo with cello accompaniment by 
Miss Winchell of Brunswick, Sunday morning. If 
we could have such musical specialties every Sunday, 
the transepts would be hardly big enough to hold 



the fellows who would attend. They seem plenty 
large enough now ! 

In a lively class-meeting Monday the Class of 
1903 voted to set its disapproval to a certain foolish 
Hallowe'en "custom." The class seemed to see no 
necessity for following a "custom" which has been 
established for only three years, and which falsely 
gives an unfortunate impression outside the college. 

Much annoyance has been caused to those read- 
ing upstairs in the reading-room by the talking and 
other commotion in the reading-room proper and 
especially at the charging desk. This noise is, ot 
course, unintentional and will not continue, we hope, 
as it is very disagreeable to those reading the period- 
icals or outside reading. 

The selectmen of the town of Durham are 
becoming alarmed about certain legal questions per- 
taining to the temple of Shiloh, which is situated in 
that town. They fear that the large number of 
people whom Mr. Sandford has gathered at the 
temple will sometime need material aid from some 
source, and as there are already about three hundred 
converts, the selectmen desire to relieve the town of 
any future obligations in the matter. They have 
made an appeal to the State authorities. It is 
extremely doubtfid, however, whether Mr. Sand- 
ford's people will ever become destitute. 

On last Monday morning Professor Robinson 
gave his classes in Junior Chemistry a very interest- 
ing summary of the work done at the meeting of the 
American Public Health Association, of which he 
is one of the founders. He spoke in particular of 
the paper delivered by Dr. Walter Reed, a United 
States Army surgeon, and one of the health com- 
mission appointed to ' investigate the contagious 
diseases in the army camp during the Spanish war. 
Dr. Reed made some remarkable discoveries con- 
cerning typhoid fever and also about yellow fever 
in Cuba. 

The first recitation in the new Spanish course 
was held last Saturday at 1.30. This hour was for 
last week only, as it has not been decided just what 
hour the course can be given. Professor Goodell is 
able to be here on Friday evening only once in two 
weeks, so that an hour will have to be taken on Sat- 
urday morning. About twenty were present at the 
first exercise, and several others intend to join, so 
that a good course is assured. Professor Goodell has 
made many friends among the students already. 
Notice for the next exercise will be posted at chapel. 



1900. — E. B. Holmes is covering the district of 
Brunswick, Bath, and Lewiston in the interests of 
the International Monthly, published in Burling- 
ton, Vt. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



137 



ATHLETICS. 

BovvDOiN II, Amherst 6. 

As was expected by Bowdoin's supporters, 
Amherst was defeated by Bowdoin last Wednesday. 
The game was a hard-fought battle, but Bowdoin 
out-played in nearly every instance. But for some 
of the unlucky incidents of foot-ball life the score 
would have been l8 to o. Bowdoin lost one touch- 
down by fumbling the ball on Amherst's five-yard 
line, and Amherst made hers by punting the ball 
to Bowdoin's fifteen-yard line and regaining there on 
a fumble. Outside of these two plays Amherst was 
never in the game. Bowdoin outweighed Amherst 
in the line, and her interference and team work were 
better developed. Her defence was firm, and 
Amherst had difficulty in making any gains except in 
the first and the last few moments of play. Bowdoin's 
principal gains were around right end and through 
tackle. Gregson did star work in putting Amherst's 
right end out of the play, and Hunt would circle 
the end for 15 and 20 yards at will. P. Marshall 
made several long gains through tackle. Cloud- 
man, Phipps and Wilson were good ground gainers. 
Pratt at quarter was the same steady old relia- 
ble, and ran his team in first-class style. Baumann 
and Chase played the star game for Amherst, pre- 
venting any long runs around Amherst's left end. 
The game was very satisfactory to Bowdoin, it 
having been some years since she has been able to 
win from Amherst. 

The summary : 
Bowdoin. Amherst. 

Fogg, l.e r. e., Ballantine. 

Marshall, 1. t r. t., Morse. 

Cloudman, 1. g r. g., Bourke. 

Bodwell, c c, Howard. 

Phipps, r. g 1. g., Otis. 

1. g., Varnum. 

Dunlap, r. t 1. t., Cook. 

1. t., Varnum. 

Laferriere, r. e 1. e., Chase. 

Pratt, q. b q. b., Anderson. 

Gregson. capt., 1. h. b r. h. b., Cleveland. 

r. h, b., Blanchard. 

Hunt, r. h. b 1. h. b., Clymer. 

1. h. b., Baumann. 

Upton, f. b f. b., McCoy. 

Wilson, f. b. 

Score — Bowdoin 11, Amherst 6. Touchdowns — 
Baumann, Hunt, Wilson. Goals from touchdowns — 
McCoy, Marshall. Umpire — C. O. Swain, Harvard. 
Referee — Lock, Brown. Linesman, Patrick A. 
Swett. Time, 20m. halves. 

Bowdoin 2d o, Edward Little ii. 
Bowdoin 2d played its first game of the season 
with Edward Little at the Garcelon Field, Lewiston, 



Wednesday, and was defeated by a touchdown and a 
field goal. Bowdoin's line was superior to Edwara 
Little's, but her backs and ends lacked experience 
in their positions, it being the first time that some 
of them had played the positions. Edward Little's 
team work and interference was of a high-class 
order, while Clemens's work at full was excellent, 
his field goal from the 38-yard line being a 
marvel. Edward Little secured their first score in 
the first four minutes of play by the old fake punt 
trick which brought the ball to Bowdoin's 38-yard 
line, and Clemens kicked a goal. The remainder of 
the half was fiercely contested, neither side putting 
their opponent's goal in danger, and held each other 
repeatedly for downs. 

Edward Little scored a touchdown in the last 
two minutes of play in the second half, on a blocked 
punt and a fumble by Bowdoin. Clemens then went 
Bowdoin's center for 30 yards and was downed by 
Webber on Bowdoin's 8-yard line. Bowdoin then 
held Edward Little for five downs in the next seven 
yards, but the sixth time Clemens scored the touch- 
down. Webber and Dana were conspicuous for 
several star tackles. For Edward Little Clemens, 
Hall, and Maloon played the best game. 

The line-up: 

Edward Little. Bowdoin Second. 

Bailey, 1, e r. e., Corliss. 

Bigelow, 1. t ■ r. t., Marshall. 

Lowell, 1. g r. g., Shaw. 

Philoon, c c, Webster. 

Bailey, r. g 1. g.. Barker. 

E. Bearce, r. t 1. t., Soule. 

Drake, r. t 1. e., Blanchard (Lowell). 

C. Bearce, q. b q. b., Dana, capt. 

Hall, r. h 1. h., Webber. 

Maloon, 1. h r. h., Spence. 

Clemens, capt., f. b f. b., Palmer. 

Score — Edward Little 11, Bowdoin Second o. 
Touchdown — Clemens. Goal from field — Clemens. 
Goal from touchdown — Clemens. Umpire and Ref- 
erees — Kelley of Bowdoin, Daicey of Edward Little. 
Linesmen, White of Bowdoin ; Stowe for Edward 
Little. Time keepers, Bradstreet for Bowdoin ; 
Damon for Edward Little. Time, 15 and lo-minute 
halves. Attendance 300. 

Bowdoin 2d ii. Rent's Hill o. 
At Kent's Hill on Saturday Bowdoin Second 
defeated Kent's Hill in a hard-fought and aggressive 
game. Kent's Hill had much the heavier team, but 
was not used to the fierce article of ball which the 
Second played. Bowdoin directed nearly every play 
against the left side of Kent's Hill's line, and Soule, 
Coffin, and Marshall gained from 3 to 5 yards on 
every play. Blanchard circled the end for gains of 
15 and 25 yards. Kent's Hill made her distance but 
once in the entire game, and if it had not been foi 



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several costly fumbles and two off-side plays the 
score would have been much larger in Bowdoin's 
favor. 

Kent's Hill's style of play was rather out of date, 
and enabled Bowdoin's tackles to smash her interfer- 
ence at will. 

Dana, Shaw, Blanchard, Soule, and Coffin were 
in every play. For Kent's Hill Reed and Denning 
did good work. 

Bowdoin Second's line-up : 

Shaw, center ; Corliss, r. g. ; Larson, 1. g. ; Soule, 
r. t. ; Marshall, 1. t. ; Palmer, r. e. ; Larrabee, 1. e. ; 
Clary, r. h. b. ; Blanchard, 1. h. b. ; Coffin, f. b. 
Touchdowns — Soule 2. Goal from touchdown — 
Coffin. Time, 20 and 15m. halves. 

ECHOES FROM THE GAMES. 

The second eleven report Kent's Hill as all right, 
and especially the co-educational part. 

Swett made the Amherst trip in addition to the 
men mentioned in the last Orient. 

Webster, Spence, Larson, Marshall, Soule, Shaw, 
Barker, Corliss, Palmer, Beane, Clary, Blanchard, 
Dana, Larrabee, Webber, Lowell, and Assistant 
Manager Eastman, together with twenty-five rooters, 
made the Lewiston trip. 

Shaw, Corliss, Larson, Soule, Marshall, Blanch- 
ard, Clary, Palmer, Larrabee, Lowell, Beane, Danai 
Shaw, and Eastman went on the Kent's Hill trip. 

The result of the Colby-U. of M. game on Sat- 
urday was a big surprise to those who witnessed the 
Bates-U. of M. game. It is evident that a decided 
brace was taken somewhere in the U. of M. line-up. 
U. of M. will be a formidable opponent for Bowdoin 
if she beats Bates next Saturday. U. of M. sup- 
porters came to the game in a special train and 
woke Waterville up with their cheers and songs. 
Nothing like a goodj;ollege spirit behind a team if 
you want it to win. 

Next Saturday occurs Bowdoin's first game with 
a Maine college. Every Bowdoin man should 
remember the score at Portland last year, and stand 
firm behind the team. Colby is coming to the game 
in a special train with all her pretty co-eds to cheer 
her to victory. Every Bowdoin man should be at 
the game. A man who leaves this college on Satur- 
day without a first-class excuse has no true college 
spirit. Leaders of cheering should be appointed, and 
every effort made to win. Bowdoin must win. 

Strict discipline on the foot-ball field is as neces- 
sary as in the army. The captain is absolute master 
of the team and the substitutes, and his authority is 
recognized by the entire college. Any differences of 
opinion between the players should be settled after 



the practice and not during the game. Eternal rag- 
chewing among the players is one of the most demor- 
alizing elements that can creep into a team. 

The Freshman team is getting into - shape. 
Captain Larrabee has about twelve men on the field 
daily, and some good backs are being developed, but 
the lack of line material is rather noticeable. 

THE OUTLOOK. 

On Saturday Bowdoin has her first real test of 
strength against her immediate rivals, the Maine col- 
leges. Up to last Saturday Colby was considered to 
be one of the strongest of Maine teams, but she is 
clearly the inferior of the U. of M. team if Satur- 
day's game is any test. She will come to Bowdoin, 
however, prepared to do or die, and without doubt 
her team is in first-class shape. 

Bowdoin will put the same team against her 
that played Amherst, and without doubt it is the 
strongest line-up that Bowdoin can make. Every 
man on the team is playing the best game this year 
that he has ever played, and each one fully realizes 
that he must play his best in every game to keep his 
position, as there are strong substitutes waiting for 
his shoes. Bowdoin need fear no such mishap as 
happened to U. of M. at Lewiston, for Bowdoin has 
a strong substitute ready for every 'Varsity man that 
may be injured. The team has fully recovered from 
the injuries of the Massachusetts trips, and, barring 
practice injuries, should be in perfect physical condi- 
tion for Saturday's game. Practice during the week 
will be for the development of new plays, and prob- 
ably some trick plays will be tried. A great deal of 
practice at punting and place kicking will be given 
the men. The second learned considerable from its 
practice games this week, and will be able to give the 
'Varsity some good, hard work. 

Every game that the second plays is a step toward 
making a good eleven next year. It takes experi- 
ence to make a foot-ball player, and experience can 
only be won by actual match games. The second 
should play all the games it has time for. 



Y. M. C. fl. 



Lewis, igoi, was the leader of a meeting, last 
Thursday evening, which was more generally par- 
ticipated in than any yet this term. The subject was 
a broad one, — "Established Facts in Religion," and 
one of the points well brought out was how strong 
is the tendency of college life to undermine all spirit- 
ual life, even one's belief in these "Established 
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the logical advantage of spiritual development, these 
established facts are a firm foundation on which to 
build a spiritual life. 

Sunday afternoon Professor Woodruff spoke 
briefly on the ever-new subject of "Eyes and No 
■ Eyes, Ears and No Ears." An ignorant person may 
see a book, but to him it is not a book because he 
cannot read it; so we may see spiritual life, but it 
does us no good unless we can read its beauty and 
appreciate its necessity. 

Thursday Evening Topics. 
I goo. 

Nov. I. — No Substitute for the Gospel. Luke 
IS : 1-5; Acts 4:21-32. 

Nov. 8. — What is Conversion? Psalm 51; Matt. 
18: 1-9; Eph. 4:21-32. 

Nov. 15. — Modern Hindrances to Conversion. 
Psalm 50:7-23; Luke 12:15-21; John 7:40-48. 

Nov. 22. — Missionary Meeting. 

Dec. 6. — Loving the Divine Law. Psalms i ; 
119:97-112; Rom. 7:12-14. 

Dec. 13. — Vacation Christianity. Rom. 12:11; 
Prov. 3:1-6. 

1901. 

Jan. 10. — The Old and the New ; Your Purposes. 
Matt. 13:51-52; Luke 5:36-39- 

Jan. 17. — Missionary Meeting. 

Jan. 24. — Making the Best of One Another. 
Mark 12:41-44; Luke ig:i-io; Rom. 12:9-10. 

Jan. 31. — Our Stewardship. Luke 12:42-48. 

Feb. 7. — True Witness Bearing for Christ. John 
9:10-25; Acts i:i-ii; Phil. 3:7-14. 

Feb. 14. — How to Make Bible Study More Help- 
ful. Mark 7:5-13; Acts 18:24-28; 2 Pet. 3:13-18. 

Feb. 21. — What is True Christian Aggressive- 
ness ? Matt. 28 : 18-20 ; Acts. 4 : 18-20 ; 2 Cor. 
12:9-15. 

Feb. 28. — Mission ; Recent Progress in Christ- 
ianity. Psalm 72. 

March 7. — Conquering Besetting Sins. Psalms 
66:16-20; Rom. 7:15-25; Heb. 12:2. 

March 14.- — The Beam and the Mote. Matt. 
7:1-5; Gal. 6:1-5; James 4:10-12. 

March 21. — What Is an Answer to Prayer? 
2 Cor. 7:12-18; Acts 9:8-18; 10:30-48. 

March 28. — The Glory of Heroic Service.- — Mis- 
sionary Meeting. Acts 7:54-60; 2 Chron. 11:21-30 
Rev. 7:9-17. 

April 18. — Renewing Our Vows. Psalm 61 
Ezra 18:26-32; Rev. 2:1-7. 

April 25. — Vision and Service. Exod. 24:15-18 
32:19-20; Matt. 17:1-8, 14-20. 

May 2. — God's Voice in Nature. Psalms 104 
148. 

May 9. — The Need of Patience. James 5:7-20. 



May 16. — How God Pays Men. Matt. 19 : 30 ; 
20: 1-16. 

May 23.— Northfield Rally. 

May 30. — Missionary Meeting. 

June 7. — Lives that Lift. Luke 13:20-21. 

June 14. — What encouragement has this year 
given to our Christian Work? Psalm 2:1-8; Micah 
4:1-7; 2 Cor. 4. 



ALUMN 



'50. — General O. O. Hpward will be highly 
honored at New York on the eighth inst., the occa- 
sion being the celebration of his seventieth birthday. 
Many of his friends throughout the country, both 
from military and from civil life, will honor this 
oldest living of army commanders with a banquet to 
be given at the Waldorf-Astoria. The anniversary 
will be an affair of historical interest and national 
distinction. 

'60, '92. — At the State Convention of Sunday- 
School Associations held recently in Dexter, S. M. 
Came of Alfred was elected auditor, and Rev. 
Harry W. Kimball was elected secretary. Mr. 
Kimball is pastor of the Congregational Church 
at Skowhegan, and superintendent of the State 
normal department of the Sunday-school. 

'61. — Judge Lucilius A. Emery of Ellsworth, who 
went abroad last year and visited Palestine, brought 
back two gavels from King Solomon's Lodge, F. 
and A. M., at Jerusalem, and has presented them to 
two of his home lodges. These gavels are of pecu- 
liar historic interest, as they are made of oak from 
the famous forests of Lebanon. 

'91. — Dr. Ralph H. Hunt of Bangor, will soon 
go to Orange, N. J., to enter upon the practice of 
his profession. Dr. Hunt is a graduate both of the 
college and the medical school. Since graduation he 
has served as interne at the Maine General Hospital 
and as surgeon at the Soldiers' Home at Togus. 

'97. — Charles B. Lamb was married October 24 
to Miss Fannie M. Prentiss, at the bride's home in 
Saco. His best man was Alfred P. Cook of Port- 
land, his classmate at Bowdoin. Mr. Lamb has 
finished his course at the Boston University School 
of Theology, and is now pastor of the Methodist 
Church in Naples. 

'98. — Guy Howard is teaching this term at York 
Village. 

1900. — Robert F. Chapman is engaged in insur- 
ance work in Portland. 

1900. — E. L. Jordan is studying law with Nathan 
W. Harris, Auburn. 



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1900. — H. H. Randall is teaching in East Wey- 
mouth, Mass. 

Following is the directory of the Class of 1896, 
kindly furnished to the Orient by the class secre- 
tary, Mr. E. H. Lyford: 

Richard M. Andrews, instructor in Mathematics, 
Bowdoin College. Permanent add. Gray, Me. 

Taber D. Bailey, lawyer. Bangor. 

Willard S. Bass, teaching at Winnetka, 111. 
Permanent add. Wilton, Me. 

John H. Bates, M.D., physician and surgeon. 
West Sumner, Me. 

Clarence E. Baker, teacher. Add. Brunswick. 

Frank E. Bradbury, studying law at Harvard. 
Permanent add. North Freeman, Me. 

John E. Burbank, studying physics at Harvard. 
Permanent add. Strong, Me. ■ 

Herbert O. Clough, teaching in Albany, N. Y. 
Permanent add. Kennebunkport, Me. 

Henry W. Coburn, farming at Weld, Me. 

Ralph W. Grossman, with Worcester Evening 
Gazette, Worcester, Mass. 

Phillip Dana, superintendent of Dana Warp Mills, 
Westbrook, Me. 

Francis S. Dana, with Hood Rubber Co., Bos- 
ton. Add. 99 Bedford Street. 

Chace Eastman, lawyer, Portland. 

Sterling Fessenden, clerk in Export Commission 
House, New York. Add. 100 William Street. 

Walter W. Fogg, buyer for Alden Sons Co., 
Boston. Add. 369 Atlantic Avenue. 

Charles G. Fogg, clergyman at Union, Conn. 

John W. Foster, lawyer at Gardiner, Me. 

John E. Frost, with Boston Elevated Railroad. 
Add. 49 Waverly Street, Maiden, Mass. 

Howard Gilpatric, clergyman at East Stoneham, 
Me. Add North Waterford, Me. 

John H. Haskell, real estate, Omaha, Neb. 

Angus G. Hebb, M.D., physician at Gorham, 
N. H. ^ 

Charles A. Knight, lawyer at Gardiner, Me. 

Preston Kyes, M.D., instructor in anatomy at 
Chicago University. Permanent add. North 
Jay, Me. 

Ralph W. Leighton, lawyer at Hallowell, Me. 

Jerre H. Libby, lawyer at Fort Fairfield, Me. 

Earle H. Lyford, Boston School of Pharmacy, 
Boston, Mass. Add. 11 Norway Street, Suite 7. 

Charles W. Marston, instructor in Mathematics 
in the New Britain High School, New Britain, Conn. 

J. Clair Minot, associate editor Kennebec Journal, 
Augusta, Me. 

Wallace S. Mitchell, with Portland Express, 
Portland, Me. Add. 187 Cumberland St. 

Robert Newbegin, lawyer at Defiance, Ohio. 



Harry Oakes, on S. S. Valencia, Seattle to Cape 
Nome. Permanent add. Foxcroft, Me. 

George T. Ordway, lawyer at Boston. Add. 508 
Columbus Avenue. 

Francis C. Peaks, lawyer at Dover, Me. 

Henry H. Pierce, lawyer at New York City. 
Add. 120 Broadway. 

Richard T. Plumstead, teacher. Add. Carson, 
Nevada. 

Wallace Robinson, M.D., physician and surgeon 
at New York City. Add. 3S9 West 47th Street. 

Robert O. Small, principal High School, West 
Upton, Mass. 

Fred B. Smith, with Ginn & Co., New York City. 
Add. 70 Fifth Avenue. 

Robert E. Soule, M.D., House Surgeon, New 
York Anthopsedic Hospital and Dispensary. Add. 
126 East 59th Street, New York. 

Charles T. Stone, principal Bridgton High 
School, Bridgton, Me. 

John B. Thompson, M.D., interne at Eastern 
Maine General Hospital, Bangor. 

Alfred P. Ward, with Carter's Ink Co., at 
Detroit, Mich. 

Mortimer Warren, M.D., Johns Hopkins Hospi- 
tal, Baltimore, Md. 

Bertelle G. Willard, Temple Quartette, Boston. 
Add. Tremont Street. 



On the Gridiron. 

Saturday, November 3. 

Pennsylvania vs. Harvard, at Cambridge. 

Yale vs. West Point, at West Point. 

Princeton vs. Cornell, at Princeton. 

Brown vs. Boston University, at Providence. 

Dartmouth vs. Wesleyan, at Hanover. 

Williams vs. Holy Cross, at Williamstown. 

Amherst vs. M. I. T., at Amherst. 

Annapolis vs. Washington and Jefferson, at 
Annapolis. 

Trinity vs. Hamilton, at Clinton. 

Colby vs. Bowdoin, at Brunswick. 

Bates vs. University of Maine, at Orono. 

Massachusetts Aggies vs. Connecticut State Col- 
lege, at Amherst. 

Andover vs. Harvard, '04, at Andover. 

Tuesday, November 6. 
Princeton vs. Columbia, at New York. 
Brown vs. Tufts, at Providence. 

Wednesday, November 7. 
West Point vs. Rutgers, at West Point. 
Boston College vs. M. I. T., at South End. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBEE 8, 1900. 



No. 16. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED KVEET THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902, Editor-in-Cliief. 

George C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . Business Manager. 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene R. Kelley, 1902, Assistant Business Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902 News Editor 

Lyman A. Cousens, 1902, News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903 News Editor 

Farksworth G. Marshall, 1903, . . Athletics Editor 
S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903, . . . Alumni Editor 

Per annum, in advance $2.00 

Per Copy, ..... ,10 Cents. 

Please address business communications to the Business 
Manager, and all other contributions to the Editor-in-Chief. 

Entered at the Post-06Bce at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

Such occasional disturbances as those of 
last Wednesday and Thursday evenings and 
such other more harmless but very noisy 
gatherings as sometimes occur in the ends, 
have caused it to be seriously considered by 
some of the college authorities if a return to 
the old system of placing a tutor or proctor in 
each end would not be advisable. Such an 
idea seems very objectionable to an inde- 
pendent modern college man, but it sometimes 
seems as if that would be the only measure 
which would keep the dormitories reasonably 
quiet. The inability to find peace for study 
and reading is often very real in some of the 
ends, and mere "kicking" seems to bring no 
result. 



While everyone expected that Bowdoin 
would beat Colby by a reasonably large score. 



the most sanguine of us did not hope for such 
an overwhelming victory as our team won last 
Saturday. The superiority of our team was 
evident in the first few rushes, and after that 
it was merely a question of score. . Bowdoin's 
sixty-eight points to her opponent's none 
reminds one of foot-ball of some years ago, 
when the teams of the black and white used to 
roll up high scores in the Maine college 
games. Indeed, never but once before did 
Bowdoin score as many points as she did in 
Saturday's game. 

Too much praise cannot be given the team 
for its excellent work. There was a marked 
improvement both in the offensive and 
defensive work, and every man played with a 
spirit that was most commendable. We feel 
that the humiliation of our defeat by Colby 
last year has been in a large measure wiped 
out. 

The next game we play will be with the 
University of Maine at Bangor. Here we 
will encounter a team much stronger than 
Colby's. There should be, however, no 
anxiety as to the outcome of the game. If 
our team plays the foot-ball that it put up last 
Saturday, the game should result in a decisive 
victory for Bowdoin. 



SCHOOL OF WOOD CARVING. 

A summer school of wood carving under 
the direction of Baron von Rydingsvard will 
be held in some one of the college buildings 
during the coming summer. Concerning 
Baron von Rydingsvard and his school the 
following facts have been issued in a pros- 
pectus : 

The von Rydingsvard School of Art 
Wood Carving is unique in its way, being the 
only one in this country devoted exclusively 
to the art of wood carving. 



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The head of the school, Mr. Karl von 
Rydingsvard, is of noble Swedish birth, and 
received his art education in Stockholm, grad- 
uating from the Technical School there, where 
he acquired a practical knowledge of his 
chosen work, as well as the science of teach- 
ing. In 1883 he came to New York, where he 
executed some of the finest architectural wood 
carving to be found in this country. 

Soon after, he established himself in 
business in Boston, and the work turned out 
under his supervision so excited the admira- 
tion of art lovers there that he was induced to 
take a few private pupils during his leisure 
hours. From this small beginning the class 
rapidly grew until he decided to devote his 
whole time to teaching his art. He opened a 
studio, and also organized classes at the Young 
Women's Christian Association and the Boys' 
Institute in Boston, and private classes in 
Worcester, New Bedford, Lawrence, and other 
places. During this time he also assumed the 
directorship of the Wood Carving department 
at the Teachers' College of Columbia Uni- 
versity, New York, and the Rhode Island 
School of Design in Providence. 

In all of these places he has introduced his 
system of teaching, which with his large expe- 
rience in the work, he has been able to make 
so comprehensive, and yet so simple, that it is 
now recognized everywhere and is rapidly 
being adopted in all Manual Training and Art 
Schools where wood carving is taught. By it 
the pupil is enabled to gain command of the 
tools in the shortest possible time, and at the 
same time is taught the principles of good 
designing and the different schools of Historic 
Ornament. He makes a point of going abroad 
often enough to keep in touch with the best 
European methods, and his lectures given 
before the Boston Art Club, and Art Schools 
and Colleges, and his designs and articles, 
published in the leading art journals of the 
country, have made him everywhere recog- 
nized as an authority on this branch of art. 
Manual training teachers, especially, find 
having taken the von Rydingsvard course in 



wood carving is of great advantage to them, 
many of his pupils now occupying lucrative 
positions. 



THE BETA KAPPA REUNION. 

On the 22d of September last, in Pera, 
Turkey, Dr. Thomas H. Norton, United 
States Consul at Harpoot, tendered a recep- 
tion to the resident members of the Phi Beta 
Kappa Society. 

Dr. Norton has lately been appointed by 
President McKinley to establish a New 
American consulate at Harpoot. While 
sojourning for a few weeks in Constantinople 
it occurred to him to convene for an afternoon 
the members of the society who reside on the 
shores of the Bosphorus. This was the first 
gathering of the members of Phi Beta Kappa 
outside of America. 

Dr. Norton's residence in Pera was fit- 
tingly decorated for the occasion by American 
and Turkish flags and floral decorations. 

The chief literary feature of the occasion 
was an address by the Hon. Lloyd C. Griscom, 
the United States Charge d' Affairs at Con- 
stantinople. His subject was "The Renais- 
sance in American Universities of Hellenic 
Ideas of Physical Culture." President Wash- 
burn of Robert College followed with a study 
of Eastern Anatolia, the battle-ground of 
Asia. 

A general discussion on the growth of 
higher instruction in Turkey followed, bring- 
ing forth many interesting facts, and the 
project for the new National University 
excited much attention. 

Generous refreshments followed, also a 
musical programme of Turkish melodies and 
American college songs, after which the 
assemblage broke up, vowing that Phi Beta 
Kappa reunions should become a permanent 
feature of the life in Constantinople. 



Under the management of a member of 1903, a 
"Bowdoin Grill and Night Lunch" has been opened 
over Nason's store, which should receive a good 
support fromthe students. A handy place of this 
sort has been needed for a long time. 



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CAMPUS CHAT. 

Thomas, '99, was at the game on Saturday. 

President Hyde preached at Amherst, Sunday. 

Rollins and Randall, '99, spent Sunday in college. 

Professor Files gave adjourns in German last 
Saturday. 

The Juniors are now busily at work in the chem- 
ical laboratory. 

Larrabee, Gibson, Appleton, and Gross were the 
chapel quartet Sunday. 

Professor Chapman lectured in Portland Wednes- 
day evening on Chaucer. 

"Jack" Minot, Bowdoin, '96, attended the Colby- 
Bowdoin game Saturday. 

Professor Files gave adjourns Friday, because of 
a business trip to Boston. 

Many of the fellows will be on hand to "root" for 
Bowdoin at Bangor, Saturday. 

Professor MacDonald will lecture at Norway 
Saturday on teaching American history. 

Archibald, 1904, sang at the morning service at 
the Congregational Church at Bath, Sunday. 

Thirty students from the Junior and Senior 
Classes are now enrolled in the new Spanish course. 

The regular mid-term history examination for the 
Sophomores took place Tuesday, with sad slaughter. 

On October 29, Professor Lee lectui"ed at New- 
castle before the Lincoln County Teachers' Asso- 
ciation. 

Nearly all of the fellows in college who are 
twenty-one or over, were absent Tuesday on account 
of the election. 

■ Professor Chapman is to deliver his lecture on 
Chaucer, Thursday evening, at the First Parish 
Church, Portland. 

Rev. O. W. Folsom of Bath, conducted chapel 
Sunday, the text of his talk being "Love thy 
neighbor as thyself." 

John R. Bass, Bowdoin, igoo, who is now engaged 
in the manufacture of shoes at Wilton, passed Sun- 
day and Monday in college. 

Arthur L. Griffiths, ex-igoi, is a Senior at Yale, 
and at the Yale game greeted heartily those of his 
old classmates who made the trip. 

A party of Brunswick business men who are 
themselves graduates of Bowdoin, were vigorously 
"rooting" for the college, Saturday. 



Frederick L. Hill of Brockton, Mass., ex-1901, 
graduates at Dartmouth next June, and will prob- 
ably take up teaching as a profession. 

The usual mid-term examinations in history have 
been occupying the attention of Professor Mac- 
Donald's classes for the past few days. 

Professor W. B. Mitchell delivered an address 
before the teachers of Norway, Paris, and South 
Paris on Wednesday evening of last week. 

Several students and professors also cut their 
classes on Monday on account of the change of time 
in the afternoon recitations. Moral : Read the 
Bowdoin Orient. 

T. F. Murphy, who formerly spent several years 
here in college, is now in the census office at Wash- 
ington, at the same time taking a course in the 
Columbian Medical School. 

Professor Lee lectured at Newcastle, on Wednes- 
day evening of last week, before the Lincoln County 
Teachers' Association. The subject of his address 
was "The Straits of Magellan." 

W. M. Warren, '01, M. T. Phillips, F. S. Palmer, 
and Cecil Whitmore, '03, of the Bowdoin Chapter of 
Beta Theta Pi, attended the initiation of the Uni- 
versity of Maine Chapter, last Friday. 

The genial Mike Madden "sprung" a cake on a 
large crowd in South Winthrop, Tuesday night of 
last week. Mike was at his merriest, and the boys 
gave him a great ovation. 

The bills to be settled by 1903 as a result of 
Hallowe'en disturbances will sum up about $70, — not 
a comparable amount with 1900's $400 three years 
ago, but still something of an account. 

The principal business of the Faculty meeting on 
Monday was the mid-term review of the student 
list. Several undergraduates have received letters 
exhorting them to earnest effort since then. 

In order to plug several holes in the hot water 
pipes to Winthrop, the heat was turned off from that 
building, Tuesday, and great was the disgust of the 
inmates at what they supposed was the unreliability 
of the new system. 

Among the most interested spectators of Satur- 
day's game was Rev. John Gregson of Wiscasset, 
who, though himself an alumnus of Kenyon College 
in Ohio, is much interested in the foot-ball success 
of Bowdoin this year under the captainship of John 
Gregson, Jr. 

Now that church attendance is not required it 
seems unnecessary that those students who go should 
read and study during services. The chief offenders 
in this way are Freshmen. A hint should be suf- 
ficient to put an end to this appearance of disrespect 
given so needlessly. 



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Captain Wormell of the University of Maine 
foot-ball team, said in a meeting of that college, 
that the cheers of the Bowdoin men for the U. of M. 
team at the game in Lewiston recently, were more 
enthusiastic than the students of the university had 
ever given for his team. 

Professor Files, Mr. Andrews, and Professor 
Lee gave adjourns on Tuesday, election day. The 
town hall proved an attractive resort for the 
students during the evening, for there the election 
returns were received over a special wire and 
announced from the stage. 

The following men have been chosen for the glee 
club : Appleton, 1902, leader ; B. L. Smith, 1903 ; 
Gray, 1903 ; Purington, 1904 ; Emerson, 1904 ; Lar- 
rabee, 1901 ; Pratt, 1903; Preston, 1902; Oakes, 1904; 
Warren, igoi ; Willey, 1901 ; Bridgham, 1904 : 
Walker, 1903 ; Haynes, 1902 ; Gibson, 1902 ; Archi- 
bald, 1904. 

Manager Flint has arranged the following Glee 
Club concerts : Woodfords, December 6 ; Bath, 
December 12; Portland, January 31; Steinert Hall, 
Boston, February I ; University Club, Boston, Feb- 
ruary 2. Concerts will also be given in Brunswick, 
Boothbay Harbor, and Bangor, the dates to be 
announced later. If arrangements can be made, a 
concert will be given in Rumford Falls the latter 
part of this month. 

The enthusiasm with which the team was sup- 
ported Saturday may be largely traced to the enthu- 
siastic mass-meeting Friday. Speeches were made 
by Dr. Whittier, Coach Locke, Captain Gregson, 
Manager Berry, and Snow, igoi, and leaders of 
cheering were appointed. Dr. Whittier expressed 
the hope that the score might mount up as high as 
40 — o, but omitted to tell the players to stop with 
that result gained. 

Those taking French /are now reading a History 
of the French Revolution in French. Recitations are 
held two evenings a week at the home of Professor 
Johnson. The members read and translate from the 
history, making a careful note of all allusions and 
references, as though they were compiling a set of 
notes. The aim of the course is to get an insight 
into the history of France, and at the same time to 
perfect their knowledge of the French language. 
French 7 fills a long-felt want in our curriculum and 
is destined to be a popular course. 

The following alumni from out of town were 
present at the Colby game : 

E. H. Kimball, '76, of Bath; H. A. Wing, 'So, of 
Lewiston ; Llewellyn Barton, '84, of Portland ; S. L. 
Fogg, '89, of Bath ; F. L. Staples, '89, of Bath ; Joseph 



Williamson, Jr., '88, of Augusta; D. M. Bangs, '91, 
of Waterville ; F. G. Swett, '92, of Bangor ; H. C. 
Wilbur, '94, of Portland; Philip Dana, '96, of West- 
brook ; R. W. Leighton, '96, of Augusta ; E. L. 
Bodge, '97, of North Windham; R. S. Randall, '97, 
of Freeport; W: T. Libby, '99, of Pejepscot; and 
from 1900, — J. R. Bass of Wilton ; P. C. Giles of 
Boothbay : P. L. Pottle of Lewiston ; and J. P. Web- 
ber of Bath. 

Professor Lee has this fall been conducting an 
elenjentary course in Biology at the Bangor Theolog- 
ical Seminary. It has consisted to a great extent of 
laboratory work, for which Professor Lee has fitted 
up a laboratory. It is the intention of the Seminary 
Faculty to broaden their course by offering each 
term a course in some science, and this course in 
Biology is the first of a series of courses 
scientific. At some time next spring Pro- 
fessor Callender will give before the students of the 
Seminary a course of lectures on Economics. 

The third themes of the term will be due Tues- 
day, November 20. 

Subjects. 
Juniors : 

1. Some Lessons of the Election. 

2. A Plea for Foot-Ball. 

3. Some Reasons Why Spanish Should Be 

Taught at Bowdoin. 

4. Are the Educational Methods of To-Day 

Sufficiently Robust? (See Dean Briggs : 
Atlantic Monthly, Oct., 1900.) 
Sophomore : 

1. How May the Secondary Schools of Maine 

be Improved? 

2. Life in the Monasteries of Europe During 

the Middle Ages. 

3. Political Campaign Methods in England and 

America. 

4. Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" or Car- 

lyle's "Sartor Resartus." 

FITTING SCHOOLS. 
Name. No. in ic 

Bangor High 

Bath High 

Boston Latin 

Brunswick High 

Buxton High 

Camden High 

Castine High 

Dexter High 

Edward Little High 

Farmington (N. H.) High 

Fort Fairfield High 

Fo.xcroft Academy 

Freeport High 

Fryeburg Academy 

Gardiner High 

Hallowell High 3 



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Hampden Academy 

Hudson (Mass.) High 

Jacob Tome Institute 

Kennebunkport Higli 

Kent's Hill 

Lisbon Falls High 

Machias High 2 

Portland High lo 

Private Tutors 3 

Ricker Classical Institute 3 

Rockland High i 

Skowhegan High i 

South Portland High i 

Thomaston High i 

Thornton Academy 2 

Washington Academy I 

Wellesley (Mass.) High i 

Westbrook High 3 

REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES. 

Biology 2 27 

Biology 5 17 

Chemistry i 54 

Chemistry 3 37 

Economics i 38 

Economics 4 31 

English Literature I 40 

English Literature 4 26 

French i 62 

French 4 31 

French 7 8 

Geology i 35 

German i 75 

German 4 30 

German 7 14 

Government i 22 

Greek A 5 

Greek i 63 

Greek 4 4 

Greek 7 2 

History 4 24 

History 7 44 

Latin i 66 

Latin 4 4 

Latin 7 I 

Mathematics i 66 

Mathematics 4 8 

Mathematics 7 I 

Philosophy i 54 

Physics I 40 

Physics 3 4 

Physics 5 3 

Rhetoric i 73 

Spanish 30 



A STUDY OF LION CUBS BY ROSA BON- 
HEUR. 
A life-size study of two lion cubs by the late Rosa 
Bonheur, and Anne IClumpke's black-and-white por- 
trait of Rosa Bonheur have been placed in the 
Walker Art Building. The painting of the lion cubs 
is a very perfect specimen of just the sort of work 
that Rosa Bonheur excelled in — that is to say, studies 
made directly from life. The character, expression, 
and peculiarities of the animals are admirably 
grasped. In the movement of the muscles, the 



glance of the eyes, and the soft, graceful, but power- 
ful action of the young brutes, there is more than a 
suggestion — there is almost a complete realization of 
the subject. The beauty of the cubs is remarkable, 
and one can hardly look at the canvas without an 
appreciation of the artist's pleasure in painting them. 
Innocence and mildness speak in every lineament, and 
the limpid eyes are truly worthy of a beast's para- 
dise. Above the painting is hung Miss Klumpke's 
excellent crayon portrait of her friend, which will be 
examined with interest. It is of a double nature, 
owing a part of its zest to the intrinsic attractiveness 
of Rosa Bonheur's character, and the legitimate fame 
that pertains to her life and achievements, and a 
part to the curiosity aroused by the unusual direction 
taken by Rosa Bonheur's benefactions, when she left 
the greater part of her fortune to Miss Klumpke. — • 
Boston Herald. 



ATHLETICS. 

BowDOiN 68, Colby 0. 

Bowdoin's first game with a Maine team took 
place on the Whittier Field, Saturday, November 3d, 
when she defeated Colby by an overwhelming and 
phenomenal score of 68 to o. 

After the swift practice of Wednesday when the 
'Varsity scored almost at will against a strong 
second, Bowdoin's supporters had no doubt but that 
a decisive defeat would be inflicted on Colby ; yet no 
one expected such an overwhelming victory. Colby 
had not even the satisfaction of putting up a hard 
fight. She was outclassed and outplayed from start 
to finish. Through a fumble she held Bowdoin once 
for downs, and obtained the ball twice for holding. 
She advanced the ball in these three trials just 13 J^ 
yards and was pushed back twice that distance. The 
score tells the whole story. In the synopsis the prin- 
cipal plays are described, but to give the game in 
detail would require two Orients. Colby's line was 
completely shattered by the fierce attacks of the 
Bowdoin backs, and every line play netted from 5 to 
30 yards. When Bowdoin was tired of line bucking 
Hunt or Gregson would be sent around the ends for 
from 20 to 80 yards. Gregson made the longest run 
of the game, 80 yards, and also runs of 40, 35 and 30 
yards. Hunt made four runs of over 40 yards, one 
of them being 70 yards. Cloudman broke through 
tackle for a run of 60 yards, and a touchdown. 
Every man on the Bowdoin team played a hard, 
fierce game. The line was a stone wall, and the ends 
invincible. Pratt did his best job of the season. 
His plays were well executed and snappy, and he 
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gains. Bodwell was in every play. Cloudman 
broke through at every opportunity, once tackling a 
back before he started with the ball. P. Marshall 
made a substantial gain every time he was called, 
and kicked eight of the twelve goals from various 
angles. Hunt and Gregson, as usual, were the star 
combination, Gregson's interfering being of high 
order. Dunlap played his first game of the season 
at fullback and bucked the center for 145 yards. 
Colby's style of play was the tackles-back formation, 
which was absolutely useless against Bowdoin's line. 
Her backs were very slow in starting andthe tackling 
of the entire team rather shady. Her punting was of 
a star order, surpassing Bowdoin's, but it was of 
little use to her, the punts being advanced each time 
farther than they kicked. Harris, Haggerty, and 
Saunders did good work. The game was free from 
slugging, and the Colby men were gentlemen from 
start to finish. 

The Game in Detail. 

First Half.— Colby kicked off to Marshall on the 
20-yard line. He gained 5 yards. Gregson skinned 
tackle for 40 yards, and Hunt circled left end for 25 
yards. On a delayed pass Gregson gained 3 yards, 
Marshall made 5 round right tackle and on the next 
play Gregson was sent over the line for the first 
touchdown of the game after 2 minutes and 3 seconds 
of play. No goal. Score, Bowdoin 5, Colby o. 

Colby kicked off to Marshall on the, 2S-yard line 
and he gained 7 yards. Dunlap bucked center for 5 
yards and again for 15. Gregson made 10, Cloud- 
man 15, and Hamilton 5. Bowdoin was given 10 
yards for an offside play. Hunt made 15 yards, 
Marshall 20 yards, and Cloudman went over the line 
for the second touchdown in 2 minutes and 4 seconds. 
No goal. Score, Bowdoin 10, Colby o. 

Colby kicked oft to Pratt who ran 10 yards. 
Hunt gained 3 yards twice. Dunlap gained 7 
through center. Gregson and Marshall both worked 
right end for gains of over 5 yards. Hamilton made 
7 yards and Hunt 8 between end and tackle. Dunlap 
gained 10 through center, but Bowdoin was off side 
and lost both the ball and 10 yards. Hawes and 
Dudley each made two yards. Dudley tried again, 
but only gained one yard. Hawes failed to gain but 
Dudley worked the guards back twice for two yards. 
Colby failed to make the required distance and the 
ball belonged to Bowdoin. Gregson gained 10 yards. 
Hunt was given the ball and with good interference 
made a run of 45 yards and landed the ball within a 
yard of the goal line. Dunlap went over the line in 
6 minutes 15 seconds from the time the ball was put 
in play. Marshall kicked a goal. Score, Bowdoin 
16, Colby o. 

Colby kicked off to Hunt on the lo-yard line, and 



he carried the ball nearly to the center of the field 
before he was stopped. Dunlap gained 10 yards, 
Bowdoin was off side, and the ball was given to 
Colby. On the first play Haggerty was pushed back 
for a loss of 4 yards and on the second play Gregson 
carried the same man back six yards more. Allen 
then punted 30 yards to Gregson. Marshall gained 
15 yards and Cloudman 10 around the right tackle. 
Dunlap bucked the line for 10 yards and Gregson for 
8. Hunt circled left end for 15 yards and Gregson 
gained half that distance round the other end. Mar- 
shall took the pigskin for eight yards between right 
tackle and end. Dunlap bucked the line twice for a 
touchdown. Marshall kicked a goal. Score, Bow- 
doin 22, Colby o. 

Colby kicked off to Dunlap who advanced the ball 
25 yards. Gregson made 12 yards. Dunlap bucked 
for 7. Hunt gained S yards on a skin tackle play. 
Hamilton carried the ball forward 15 yards and Hunt 
then took it for a 35-yard run and a touchdown. No 
goal. Score, Bowdoin 27, Colby o. 

Now came two quick touchdowns, the first in i 
minute and 50 seconds and the second in 50 seconds. 
Colby kicked off to Laferriere, 25 yards from the 
Bowdoin line. He advanced the ball 37 yards. He 
took the ball on the next play for 15 yards more, 
Cloudman did the same trick and Marshall added 
7 more. Dunlap bucked center for 12 yards, 
Gregson went the same distance around the end and 
the ball was over the line. Marshall kicked a goal. 
Score, Bowdoin 33, Colby o. 

Colby kicked off to Hunt, who ran 30 yards. He 
then gained 5 yards on a criss-cross. Cloudman was 
given the ball and bucked the line for a 65 yard run, 
and scored the seventh touchdown in the half for 
Bowdoin. Marshall sent the ball squarely between 
the posts and the score stood Bowdoin 39, Colby o. 

Colby again kicked off to Hunt and he gained 20 
yards. At the end of the half it was Bowdoin's ball 
in the middle of the field. 

The Second Half. — The second half was five min- 
utes shorter than the first and as a result Bowdoin 
only scored five touchdowns during it. The half 
opened by Bowdoin kicking off to Rockwood on the 
20-yard line, the latter making a slight gain. Cow- 
ing made 2 yards but Dudley failed. Allen then 
punted 30 yards to Gregson, who made up the dis- 
tance with 5 yards added. Hunt gained 3 
yards and Dunlap 8. Bowdoin fumbled but 
Cloudman fell on the ball. Marshall and Dunlap 
both bucked the line, one for 5 yards and the other 
for 7. Gregson carried the ball 12 yards and 
landed beyond the goal line in 2 minutes and 30 sec- 
onds. No goal. Score, Bowdoin 44, Colby 0. 

Colby kicked off to Pratt on the 2S-yard line. He 
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Dudley to give the ends a little practice. Dudley 
made up 20 yards. Taylor failed to gain. A fake 
punt was tried and Haggerty was put back for a loss 
of 5 yards. Allen punted 20 yards and it was Bow- 
doin's ball on her 26-yard line. Gregson made 14 
yards round right end. Hunt was away for a 70- 
yard run and touchdown. Marshall kicked a goal. 
Score, Bowdoin 50, Colby o. 

Colby kicked off to Pratt on the 20-yard line. He 
advanced it to 30-3'ard line. Captain Gregson took 
the ball and after running 80 yards scored a touch- 
down in just 34 seconds. Marshall kicked a goal. 
Score, Bowdoin 56, Colby o. 

Colby kicked off to Laferriere on the 30-yard line. 
He ran forward 15 yards. Phipps went through cen- 
ter for 2 yards and Dunlap for 13. Hunt made a 
SO-yard run and another touchdown. The time was 
I minute 30 seconds. Marshall kicked a goal. 
Score, Bowdoin 62, Colby o. 

Colby again kicked off to Laferriere on the 20- 
yard line. He made 10 yards. Hunt gained 40 
yards round left end. Gregson gained S yards. 
Colby held for downs. Dudley gained 3 yards. 
Drew failed to gain. Cowing lost half a yard and it 
was Bowdoin's ball. Cloudman gained 15 yards, 
Hamilton 2 and Dunlap 6. Dunlap bucked center 
for 8 yards. Marshall added 10 more and got a 
touchdown at the corner of the field. Marshall 
kicked a goal. Score, Bowdoin 68, Colby o. 

Colby kicked off to Hamilton on the 25-yard line. 
The game ended with the ball on Colby's is-yard 
line. 

The line-up : 
Bowdoin. Colby. 

Laferriere, r. e 1. e., Allen, Capt. 

Hamilton, r. t 1. t.. Cowing 

Phipps, r. g I. g., Washburn 

Bodwell, c c, Thomas (Larrason) 

Cloudman, 1. g r. g., Clark 

P. Marshall, 1. t r. t., Taylor 

Fogg, 1. e r. e., Saunders (Rockwood) 

Pratt, q. b q. b., Morton 

Hunt, r. h 1. h., Haggerty (Drew) 

Gregson, 1. h r. h., Hawes 

Dunlap (Wilson), f.b f. b., Dudley 

Score, Bowdoin 68, Colby o. Touchdowns, Greg- 
son 4, Hunt 3, Dunlap 2, Cloudman 2, Marshall. 
Goals from touchdowns, Marshall 8. Umpire, A. 
Young of Yale. Referee, Leighton of Bowdoin. 
Timekeeper, Wing of Lewiston for Bowdoin, Owen 
of Bath for Colby. Linesmen, Sinkinson of Bow- 
doin, Pike of Colby. Time, 25 and 20-minute halves. 
Attendance, 800. 

ECHOES FROM THE GAME. 
At a mass-meeting in Memorial Hall, Friday 
afternoon, one prophet ventured the statement that 
he would be amply satisfied if the score was 5 to O 
in Bowdoin's favor. He must have been amply satis- 
fied before the game ended. Dr. Whittier expected. 



however, a score of 40 to o. Many thought this 
guess exceedingly far-fetched, but the event proved 
that the doctor was right, as he generally is. 

Colby did not bring any of her fair-cheeked 
co-eds to witness her defeat. Their presence might 
have cheered the players to greater deeds and a 
smaller score. Rumor has it that the co-eds were 
awfully vexed because they could not come. Good 
for the co-eds. They warited to see the champion 
foot-ball team of Maine. 

Colby will have no more use for the trans- 
parency, "Bowdoin Beware," which was a feature of 
their celebration after their first U. of M. game. 

After the Saturday's game the prospects of meet- 
ing Bates are more remote than ever. Many of the 
Bates men viewed the game, but found little encour- 
agement to warrant Bates meeting Bowdoin suc- 
cessfully. 

Manager Berry wears a cheerful smile since the 
game. The attendance was large and receipts 
exceeded the manager's expectations. So far this 
year the subscriptions from the undergraduate body 
have been up to the usual amount, but those from the 
alumni rather smaller than usual. The subscriptions 
from the alumni should be larger this year than ever. 
Bowdoin's team, this year, is one of the best for 
years. It is attracting attention from the entire 
college world. Such a team deserves the financial 
support of the entire alumni body. 

The new broad running track is an assured thing. 
It will be constructed back of Main Hall, between 
the Gymnasium and the Chapel. 

Hawes, the honor and glory of the Colby 
co-eds, found no idle pigskins lying on the ground 
this year to carry over Bowdoin's- line for a touch- 
down. Hawes, on the contrary, was downed 
almost in his tracks every time he held the ball. 

In two games Bowdoin lias scored just a hundred 
points. 

THE OUTLOOK. 
The first game of the Maine series is a thing of 
the past, and demonstrated the superiority of Bow- 
doin's team over the rest of the Maine teams in a 
decided manner. But the careful training of the 
teams will be kept up. Coach Locke is determined 
that Bowdoin shall have no slump this year, and the 
victory over Colby will be used by him to point out 
the weaknesses in the team. The work this week 
will be several days of hard practice against the 
second eleven. Punting and getting down on the 
kick-oflf will be practiced every day. The ends will 
be given special work in getting down on punts. 
Dunlap will probably be kept as fullback and Ham- 
ilton as tackle. Kelley is getting back into his old 
form and will substitute at end. Upton is not yet 



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well enough to practice. Coffin has been tried as 
fullback this week, and in case of injury to Dunlap 
will be tried in that position. The ends have 
improved greatly this week and are doing very sat- 
isfactory work. On Saturday the team will meet the 
U. of M. team at Bangor. Our team, barring acci- 
dent, should be in perfect physical condition, and if 
the U. of M.'s showing against the other Maine 
teams is any indication of the game she will put up, 
Bowdoin .should win by more than three points. 
There is no danger of Bowdoin's getting a swelled 
head this year, as the entire team is out to play ball, 
and will play just as fierce a game at the last of the 
season as they have at the first. They will be out 
to win in every game. Some of the coaches who are 
predicting swelled heads and slumps know very little 
about the real feeling among the team on the subject. 



Y. M. C. f[. 

Last Thursday evening the subject of the meet- 
ing was " No Substitute for the Gospel." F. L. 
Magune, Sp., was the leader in a discussion which 
brought out from points of view ethical, religious, 
■ and practical, the essential truth of that statement. 

Sunday afternoon Professor Robinson was the 
speaker. The thread of his brief talk was the neces- 
sity felt by all human beings for some kind of a 
religion, and the superiority of the Christian religion 
over all others. He dwelt on the great satisfaction 
one can feel who knows it is "all right" whether he 
live or die. 



ALUMN 



'52. — Gen. J. L. Chamberlain, surveyor of the port 
of Portland, has obtained leave of absence for two 
months from the treasury department, and on 
November loth will sail from New York for Naples, 
where he hopes to find temporary relief from the 
suffering caused by one of his old wounds which has 
been troubling him much of late. 

M. '50.— Dr. Henry R. Rogers of Dunkirk, N. Y., 
is the writer of a very interesting paper, entitled 
"The Secrets of the Sun and Starry Universe," 
recently delivered before the Young Men's Literary 
Club of Dunkirk. This paper treats of modern sci- 
ence in popular language and every-day words, being 
especially interesting because free from the usual 
burden of technical terms ; and it reveals many 
truths about the sun which are generally unknown. 



'86. — In the September-October numbers of the 
Journal of Geology are two interesting articles by 
Charles Davis, professor of Biology in Alma College, 
Michigan, on "A Contribution to the Natural His- 
tory of Marl," and "A Remarkable Marl Lake." 

'88. — W. W. Woodman, for several years prin- 
cipal of the Gorham High School, recently delivered 
an address upon the relation of the high school to 
the college. The address was given in Peabody, 
Mass., at a convention of teachers numbering one 
thousand. 

'88.— Dennis M. Cole lectured in Pittsfield, last 
week, on "A Tramp in Labrador." Mr. Cole, it will 
be remembered, was a member of the Bowdoin Lab- 
rador E.xpedition of 1891. 

'94. — Harry Cooley Wilbur is studying law in 
Portland. 

'g6. — W. S. Bass is teaching in Illinois. His 
home address is Winnetka, 111. 

'97. — Earl C. Davis is taking a special course at 
Harvard, preparatory to entering the ministry. 

1900. — G. B. Gould has accepted a position as 
teacher in Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass. 

1900. — S. P. Harris has taken a position in the 
banking house of Kidder & Peabody, Boston, Mass. 



On the Gridiron. 

Saturday, November 10. 

Harvard vs. Brown, at Cambridge. 

Yale vs. Carlisle Indians, at New Haven. 

Princeton vs. Dartmouth, at Princeton. 

Pennsylvania vs. Lafayette, at Philadelphia. 

Cornell vs. Oberlin, at Ithaca. 

Columbia vs. New York University, at New 
York. 

Williams vs. Amherst, at Amherst. 

Wesleyan vs. Holy Cross, at Middletown. 

West Point vs. Hamilton, at West Point. 

Annapolis vs. Lehigh, at Annapolis. 

Trinity vs. New York University, at Hartford. 

Colby vs. Bates, at Waterville. 

Bowdoin vs. University of Maine, at Bangor. 

Massachusetts Aggies vs. Worcester Tech., at 
Worcester. 

Andover vs. Exeter, at Andover. 

Wednesday, November 14. 
University of Vermont vs. University of Maine, 
at Burlington. 

Saturday, November 17. 
Yale vs. Princeton, at Princeton. 
Pennsylvania vs. Carlisle Indians, at Philadel- 
phia. 

Cornell vs. Lafayette, at Easton. 
Columbia vs. Annapolis, at Annapolis. 
Brown vs. Dartmouth, at Hanover. 
Williams vs. Wesleyan, at Williamstown. 
Amherst vs. Aggies, at Amherst. 
West Point vs. Bucknell, at West Point. 
Tufts vs. Bowdoin, at Tufts oval. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 15, 1900. 



No. 17. 



BOAVDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902, Editor-in-Chiet. 

George C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . Busiuess Manager. 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene R. Kelley, 1902, Assistant Busine.ss Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902 News Editor 

Lyman A. Cousens, 1902 News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903, News Editor 

Parnsworth G. Marshall, 1903, . . Athletics Editor 
S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903, . . . Alumni Editor 

Per annum, in advance, ..... $2.00. 
Per Copy .10 Cents. 

Please address business communications to the Business 
Manager, and all other contributions to the Editor-in-Chief. 

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

On Saturday last our team added another 
to its list of victories this season by defeating 
the University of Maine by the decisive score 
of 38 to o. The work of the team was good 
with the exception of a few minutes in the first 
half. Throughout the game the team showed 
the same admirable determination to win which 
it has shown all the fall, and the backs smashed 
through the Maine line for repeated gains. 

In the evening the team and undergrad- 
uates who witnessed the game sat down to a 
banquet given by the Bangor alumni at the 
rooms of the Madockwando Club. After the 
banquet the toast-master, Mr. Frederic H. 
Appleton, welcomed the team in a short 
speech, and called upon the speakers of the 
evening. Among these was Dr. Whittier, who 
responded with a few words on athletics, in 
which he referred to the present team as the 



best which Bowdoin has ever had. When the 
speeches were over the guests adjourned to 
the club-rooms, where billiards and pool were 
enjoyed. 

The kindness of the Bangor alumni in thus 
entertaining the team won the hearty apprecia- 
tion of every member of it, and made the trip 
to Bangor one that will be remembered with 
pleasure. 

The foot-ball controversy with Bates has 
at last come to an end, and as neither the Bates 
manager nor our own would yield, the matter 
stands just where it began. 

At a mass-meeting of the under-graduates 
held in Memorial Hall, Manager Berry sub- 
mitted the propositions of the Bates manage- 
ment. Only one was deemed worthy of con- 
sideration : namely, that each team pay its own 
expenses this year, and that the gate receipts 
be divided equally between the two Lewiston 
city hospitals, and that the question of the 
division of receipts in after years be left to an 
impartial committee, whose decision should be 
binding for a time not less than four years. 

This proposition was discussed thoroughly, 
and it was unanimously voted that it 
be rejected, and that the proposition of 
Manager Berry, that the gate receipts up to 
$800 be divided equally among the two teams, 
the excess to be divided in the ratio of two to 
one, two-thirds to the home team and one-third 
to the visiting team, be again submitted. 

What action Bates will take in the matter 
cannot be definitely known, but it is probable 
that there will be no game between Bowdoin 
and Bates this year. 

The custom of dividing the gate receipts 
equally between the two teams is practiced by 
all the big colleges in the country, whether 
both be situated in large towns where large 
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where the attendance and consequently the 
receipts are small. Bates has not yet put forth 
a single logical reason why she is not willing 
to do so, but as far as we can see 
simply refuses on the ground that she is being 
dictated to, which is too unsportsmanlike to be 
considered. 

The Bowdoin alumni are behind the man- 
agement to a man, and it is their unanimous 
opinion that we are right in the stand that we 
have taken. 



CAMPUS CHAT. 

Clark, 1904, has returned to college after a week's 
illness. 

The Law Club met with Smith. 1901, Monday 
evening. 

The Glee Club sat for a picture at Webber's, 
Monday morning. 

Peabody, 1903, who has been out sick, has 
returned to college. 

The annual Golf Tournament takes place at the 
Golf Links this week. 

The Juniors had their third quiz in English Liter- 
ature Monday morning. 

Gross, 1902, takes Jordan, igoo's, place as tenor 
in the Congregational choir. 

"The Jefferson" is attracting many of the fellows 
to the Forest City this week. 

C. L. Beedy, ex-1903, has been elected a Sopho- 
more Prize Speaker at Bates. 

The Juniors were favored with another mid- 
term exam, in History, Wednesday. 

It is reported that 1903 is to gain two members 
from the Sophomore Class at Bates. 

Gross, 1902, sang a solo at the morning service 
of the "Church on the Hill," Sunday. 

Professor MacDonald delivered a lecture on 
American History at Norway, Saturday. 

The Colby and University of Maine foot-ball 
teams disbanded after Saturday's games. 

Several students attended the public whist party 
and dance given at Pythian Hall last Friday evening. 

W. L. Watson, 1902, is at his home in Portland, 
slowly convalescing from an attack of typhoid fever. 

This has been a week of hard practice for the 
'Varsity, in preparation for the Tufts game, Sat- 
urday. 



Professor Robinson was absent from town for the 
first part of this week, so there were adjourns in 
Chemistry. 

The Kindergartners of Brunswick gave a very 
successful whist party and dance in Pythian Hall on 
Friday evening. 

The Spanish course will come alternately at 6.30 
Friday evening and i p.m., Saturday. This week it 
comes on Friday evening. 

The annual foot-ball game between the Fresh- 
men and Sophomores will be played on next 
Wednesday, November 21. 

The "ends" were almost deserted last Saturday 
night, many being in Bangor, and still more at 
their homes over Sunday. 

The plans for the new library are now completed 
and in the hands of the college. Work will be begun 
as early in the spring as possible. 

Again the old chapel bell pealed out the news of 
a Bowdoin victory, Saturday afternoon. It is one of 
the college's most faithful supporters. 

James P. Webber, Bowdoin, 1900, conducted the 
morning service at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sun- 
day, in the absence of Rev. Mr. McLaughlin. 

Professor Lee is soon to place a weather chart in 
the Science Building, so that the class in Geology i, 
may better study the atmospheric phenomena. 

On Tuesday evening Dr. and Mrs. Mason 
received at their home on Cumberland street. Sev- 
eral students were among those who were present. 

About a dozen fellows from the Alpha Delta Phi 
Chapter House walked the five miles to Simpson's 
Point, Sunday afternoon, and took a sail on the bay. 

E. L. Jordan of Auburn, Bowdoin, 1900, who has 
been a member of the choir at the Congregational 
Church for the past two years, has resigned the posi- 
tion. 

The college is making an effort to have a large 
mail-box placed on the campus for the reception of 
second-class mail matter. It will certainly be a 
good thing. 

The incidental mention of President McKinley's 
name in the Rhetoric Class, Wednesday, brought 
forth a demonstration which left no doubt as to 1903's 
political opinions. 

Marshall P. Cram, 1904, is one of twenty-five who 
receive favorable mention out of several thousand 
contestants in the annual Youth's Companion Ama- 
teur Photograph Competition. 

The special correspondent of the Bangor Daily 
News at Colby says that nobody there cares whether 
Bowdoin plays Bates or not, for their team has 
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The two new pictures in the Art Building of 
which the Orient spoke last week are exciting much 
attention, and very favorable comments are heard 
on every hand. 

President Hyde's chapel talk, Sunday, was very 
brief. Character first, actions afterwards, was his 
theme. The quartet was Larrabee, Gibson, Gross, 
and Bridgham. 

Professor and Mrs. Franklin C. Robinson will 
give a reception to the Faculty and Sophomore Class 
of the college at their home, this evening, between 
the hours of eight and ten. 

Indications are that the Class of 1905 will be a 
third class to enter with seventy odd members. 
Sixty-one — an unusually large number — have already 
taken preliminary examinations. 

It is suggested that more opportunities might be 
given to students who desire to earn money about 
the college. The building of the new library ought 
tu give a chance for several positions. 

The following men made the Bangor trip : Greg- 
son, Hunt, Dunlap, Bodwell, Cloudman, Phipps, 
Laferriercs Fogg, Kelley, P. Marshall, Hamilton, 
Swett, Cofifin, F. Marshall, and Giles. 

Rev. David L. Yale, pastor of the Congregational 
Church at Bath, conducted the morning service at 
the Church on the Hill, Sunday. He also addressed 
the college Y. M. C. A. in the afternoon. 

An election bet was paid Saturday. The McKin- 
ley man was seated on a wheelbarrow wearing a tall 
hat and blowing a big horn, while the Bryan sup- 
porter trudged manfully along with the load. 

Professor Mitchell spoke to the teachers at 
Bridgton, Saturday, and Professor MacDonald to 
the teachers at Norway. Professor Robinson will 
speak at Norway, Saturday of this week. 

Recollecting President Hyde's radical political 
expressions of last spring, many of the students 
were disappointed Sunday, not to hear his reasons 
for satisfaction or dissatisfaction on the election. 

Professor Whittier and a large number of 
students accompanied the foot-ball team to Bangor 
Saturday, and together with the large number of 
Bowdoin supporters in that city, cheered the eleven 
to victory. 

Considerable change has been made in the form 
of the annual college catalogue, which will appear 
before Thanksgiving. It will be nearly square, like 
the Dartmouth and Harvard catalogue, and will be 
printed in more modern type. 

A gold medal will be presented by Wallace E. 
Mason, '82, to the writer of the best story of Bow- 
doin life for the December Qtiill. Mr. Mason 



plans to repeat the gift for at least three years, and 
perhaps will make it a permanent custom. 

The score of the Bates-Colby game, announced 
by mistake on Mr. Shaw's bulletin-board as 17-5 in 
favor of Colby, was very satisfactory to Bowdoin ; 
but the true score — Bates 17, Colby 6, was not dis- 
pleasing. 

Friday, a party of students cheered the latest 
fraternity to fit up "club-rooms." This is the Delta 
Sigma Theta, — composed of eight Brunswick girls, — ■ 
whose monogram may now be seen in the windows 
of their club-room on Page street. 

One of the huge freight engines of the Maine 
Central ran off the track at the crossing Monday, 
delaying trafific, and furnishing quite a lot of amuse- 
ment to the crowd that gathered to watch the 
wrecking crew put it on the rails again. 

"Up in Maine," a book of poems by Holman F. 
Day, the well-known newspaper correspondent, is 
meeting with' a warm reception among the students. 
The sketches are descriptive of Maine life and are 
drawn in a pleasing manner. 

The Colby-Bates game on Saturday, with its score 
of 17 to 6 in favor of the latter, was unsatisfactory to 
both colleges. Bates expected to win by a much 
larger score, while Colby was dissatisfied with the 
decision of the referee and left the field before the 
second half was finished. 

At a reception to the Brunswick village teachers, 
last Friday evening. Professor Robinson was pre- 
sented by them with a solid silver loving-cup, as a 
reminder of his twenty-three years' service as Super- 
intendent of Schools, recently finished by his resig- 
nation. 

Last Saturday's Lewiston Journal spoke very 
highly of C. E. Bellatty's work as foot-ball coach of 
two elevens in Ellsworth and the Bucksport Semi- 
nary team. Bellatty is now engaged for the 
remainder of the season as coach of the foot-ball 
team of the Castine Normal School. 

Hon. C. F. Libby of the Committee, with Profes- 
sor Robinson, officially inspected as much of 
the new lighting and heating apparatus as is ready, 
Wednesday, and expressed himself well satisfied with 
the work. It will be only a few weeks now before 
the whole job is ready for official approval. 

Professor Callender's course of instruction at the 
Bangor Theological Seminary will begin on Monday, 
February 18, and continue ten weeks. His course 
in Political Economy and Professor Lee's course in 
Biology have taken the place of the Bond lectures, 
which were formerly given each winter at the semi- 
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Manager Berry has been the busy man of the 
college during the past week, and he is to be con- 
gratulated for the manner in which he has acted in 
regard to the Bates-Bowdoin game. The course 
that he has followed has been closely watched by all, 
and is entirely satisfactory to alumni and under- 
graduates. 

The announcement of population of Maine towns 
and cities, this week, has caused many of us to 
gather that our native towns are not as big as we 
supposed. It should be considered, however, that 
these are but the populations of the so-called "vil- 
lage districts," or "corporations," which were 
reckoned apart from the rural districts. 

One of Bowdoin's esteemed professors left a bad 
reputation behind him in a Maine Central car, last 
week. As part of his duty as State Liquor Assayer, 
this professor must collect samples for analysis from 
the liquor agencies. A bottle of wine in his valise 
broke, that day, and the alcoholic fumes from his 
neighborhood were remarked on very quickly. 

Colby sent a team of cripples and substitutes to 
Brunswick, Saturday, and as a result was simply 
run away with by Bowdoin's strong aggregation, all 
in the pink of condition. It was tough medicine, 
but the kind that must be taken in foot-ball now and 
then. — Waterville Mail. 

Um, um ! 

(Comment "Um, um !" is by Lewiston Sun.) 

Several reports have been current this week that 
the Glee Club was going to New York and Wash- 
ington this winter. No arrangements have been 
made as yet; but Manager Flint is to try and 
arrange concerts in those places, if possible. The 
trip would necessarily come in the Easter vacation, 
and as the expenses would be heavy, each one who 
went would be obliged to bear a part of the expense. 

Our sister Maine colleges are not yet wholly up 
to date. The line-up for the Colby-Bates game at 
Waterville, Saturday, scheduled for 2.30 took place 
at 2.45. Just as the whistle was to be blown for the 
kick-off, it was discovered that no linesman had 
been provided ; so it was 3.05 when at last the game 
began. As on Bowdoin's old "Delta," years ago, there 
are no side-ropes on the Colby field, and the crowd 
overran the gridiron at once, to the disadvantage of 
the players. 

Eugene Field speaks thus of the oyster: "Here 
we have an oyster. It is going to a Church Fair. 
When it Gets to the Fair, it will Swim around in a 
big Kettle of Warm Water. A Lady will Stir it with 
a Spoon, and sell the Warm Water for Forty Cents 
a pint. Then the Oyster will move on to the next 
Fair. In this way, the Oyster will visit all the 



Church Fairs in Town, and Bring a great many Dol- 
lars into the Church Treasury. The Oyster goes a 
great Way in a Good Cause." 



Y.M. C. fl. 

Thursday evening E. R. Kelley, 1902, as leader, 
tried to answer the question, "What is Conversion?" 
and half a dozen others had ideas on the same sub- 
ject. All agreed that "conversion" on the part of 
a person who has been brought up in a Christian 
home and who has always lived a straight life is not 
marked by any extraordinary and ecstatic emotions ; 
but the speakers were doubtful whether or not a 
man who "backslides" has ever been truly converted. 

Rev. David Yale of Bath, had an audience Sunday 
afternoon which filled the hall better than at any 
previous meeting this term. In the absence of the 
regular pianist Mr. Yale won the interest of all by 
taking that place himself. His talk impressed the 
fellows present so profoundly that involuntarily he 
was applauded at its close. The talk was earnest 
and practical, and was directed to the reasoning side 
of his hearers as men able to think for themselves 
and to see that Christianity has always been the 
great actuating force in history, and is to-day as 
necessary as ever. "These are times of freedom," he 
said, "when men are not bound by custom to attend 
church, but may instead go in search of pleasure if 
they wish. Let us be thankful it is so; for that 
smaller number that do come out openly for the 
right are those who have carefully considered their 
action, and are not merely led by emotion or fashion ; 
these are the great 'smelting times' of the world, 
when the pure and the dross are being separated." 

Next Sunday Professor MacDonald will address 
the Association. 



ATFiLETICS. 

BOWDOIN 38, U. OF M. o. 
On Saturday, November 10, at Maplewood Park, 
Bangor, Bowdoin's team clinched its hold on the 
championship of Maine by defeating the U. of M. 
team by the overwhelming score of 38 to o. The 
game was played in the presence of 1,500 supporters 
of the two colleges. Bangor may be a Bowdoin city, 
but U. of M. had friends by the hundred to cheer 
their plucky up-hill fight. Bowdoin's undergraduate 
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cheered equal to three hundred, and made as 
much noise as the whole of the University of Maine. 
Both teams were in the best of condition, with the 
odds in weight slightly in Bowdoin's favor. The 
score tells the story of the game. But for two 
unfortunate fumbles Maine was not in the game 
from start to finish. 

Bowdoin gained through her tackles and around 
her ends. She was not as easy as Colby, 
but the difference was not very noticeable, 
except in tackling. Maine's men tackled low and 
hard, and spoiled many a good run at the last 
moment. Bowdoin's two fumbles were both in her 
own territory, and nearly cost her a goal each time. 
But the line each time responded to the demand, and 
Maine could not gain her distance. Cloudman, 
Phipps, and Bodwell opened up large holes when 
needed, and helped their men exceedingly. Hamil- 
ton played his best game of the season, making long 
gains and tackling like a fiend. Marshall made some 
long runs, but failed at most of the goals, chiefly 
owing to the wind and the fact that the goal posts 
were not upright. Pratt put the plays in the right 
place every time. Hunt was the star ground gainer 
of the game. Gregson played his best game of the 
year. He was in every play and his interference 
was superb. Coffin played his first 'Varsity game 
and did some elegant line bucking. Only once did 
Maine get by the ends and then but for a short dis- 
tance. The game was free from all slugging and 
horse play, and few of the men were injured. 

The game in detail : 

Bowdoin won the toss and took the upper goal. 
Dorticos kicked off to Dunlap, who brought the ball 
back 20 yards. Gregson advanced the ball 2I/2 
yards through right tackle and Dunlap went through 
right guard for 30 yards. Marshall found a hole at 
right tackle and ran 15 yards, but Hunt could not 
gain. Dunlap tried right guard again for 20 yards. 

Gregson made 5 yards against Elliott. Then 
Dunlap was tried twice and gained 6 yards. 

The ball was now on Maine's 5-yard line and her 
men were bracing for all they were worth. Hunt 
made i yard against Wormell, but on the next play 
Dunlap went through Phipps for 4 yards and a 
touchdown, after the ball had been in play just 
three minutes, and but 10 rushes had been made. 
Marshall failed at the goal and the score was Bow- 
doin 5, U. of M. 0. 

Dorticos kicked to Cloudman, who ran back 10 
yards. Gregson gained 3 yards and Dunlap 5. 
Cloudman gained 2 yards. Marshall gained 25 
yards. 

Then began a series of attacks on the tackles in- 
which all the backs, both tackles, and guards were 
used, and the ball went by 10 and is-yard gains to 



within a foot of the goal line, and then Hunt was 
pushed over for the second touchdown. Marshall 
failed at the goal and the score was Bowdoin 10, U. 
of M. o. 

Dorticos kicked to Marshall, who fumbled it, and 
it was Maine's ball on Bowdoin's 40-yard line. Dur- 
gin and Dorticos in two rushes made but i yard. 
But in the next rush Taylor was pushed along for the 
required distance. 

Cole was pushed back for a loss of 3 yards on 
account of a beautiful flying dive of Hunt's. The 
next two attempts resulted in a loss of another yard 
and everybody supposed it was Bowdoin's ball, but 
the Bowdoin forwards had been a little too anxious, 
and Maine was given the ball and ten yards for 
off-side play. 

Maine took immediate advantage of Bowdoin's 
loss, and Durgin, surrounded by an excel- 
lent interference, went around the left end for 20 
yards, and the ball was within 3 yards of Bowdoin's 
goal. Dorticos tried to put it over, butthe line was too 
hard for him and he fell in his tracks. Durgin was 
tried again and plunged at left tackle with terrific 
force. For a moment the teams swayed and strug- 
gled together, and Durgin was 3 feet from the line. 
Durgin dropped the ball, but as Cloudman got it way 
over the goal line it was only a touchback for Maine. 

The ball was brought out to the 25-yard line and 
Hunt punted to Taylor who ran back 5 yards. On 
the first play Bowdoin was again too anxious and 
was penalized for off-side play. Maine could not 
gain and was forced to punt. Gregson caught it 
and was downed in his tracks. Bowdoin was held 
for downs for the first time in the game. 

But Maine's triumph was temporary, for by the 
great work of Plamilton, she lost more ground than 
she gained, and it was Bowdoin's ball. Bowdoin 
punted. 

Durgin fumbled the punt, Bowdoin men fell 
all around it and it was Bowdoin's ball on the 35-yard 
line. On the first play Gregson went around the 
right end for 20 yards, then Hamilton went at left 
tackle for 3. Marshall and Dunlap gained a yard 
apiece and then Marshall took 3. Hunt took three 
and then Gregson went over for the third touch- 
down. Score, Bowdoin 15, Maine o. 

Dorticos kicked off to Cloudman who gained 10 
yards. Then in just six rushes, in one of which 
Hunt made a sensational run of 35 yards, the ball 
was again carried over and the goal kicked, making 
the score Bowdoin 21, Maine o. 

Time was called with the ball on Maine's 30-yard 
line. 

Second Half. 

Bowdoin kicked to Snow, who gained 5 yards ; 
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after this Maine could not gain and punted to Pratt 
on the 25-yard line. Pratt made a beautiful running 
catch of the punt, but went out of bounds. Hunt 
made two yards aroimd left end, but Coffin who had 
taken Dunlap's place, failed to gain. On the next 
play Maine was off-side and Bowdoin got 10 yards 
for it. 

Then began a series- of bucks at the line, in which 
Coffin showed up in great form and gained a lot ot 
ground. The ball was taken to the 4S-yard line and 
Hunt was given the ball, and by excellent interference 
and good dodging ran the 45 yards for a touch- 
down. Marshall kicked the goal and the score was, 
Bowdoin 27, Maine o. 

Dorticos kicked off to Coffin who ran back 20 
yards behind good interference. Bowdoin again 
began her tackle plays. The play went rapidly. 
Coffin was pushed over for another touchdown, and 
Marshall kicked the goal. Score, Bowdoin 33. 
Maine o. 

" Dorticos kicked to Cloudman, who gained 10 
yards ; then by long gains the ball was carried down 
to the goal line and Coffin again went over. Mar- 
shall failed at the goal and the score was Bowdoin 
38, Maine o. 

On the kick-off Bowdoin attempted a double pass 
but the ball was dropped and a Maine man fell on 
it on Bowdoin's lo-yard line. 

Davis tried to get by Laferriere, but was thrown 
back with a loss of a yard ; then Dorticos struck left 
guard but' gained only i yard. It was Maine's last 
chance and Dorticos again went at the line, but 
could not make his distance and the ball went to 
Bowdoin on her 6-yard line. Then on long runs, 
first on one side of the line and then on the other, 
Bowdoin advanced the ball to the 40-yard line, 
where it was when time was called. 

The following was the line-up : 

Bowdoin. ^ U. of M. 

Laferriere, r. e I.e., Hadlock. 

Hamilton, r. t 1. t., Elliott. 

Phipps, r. g 1. g.. Smith, Towss. 

Bodwell, c c, Rackliffe. 

Cloudman, 1. g r. g.. H. Cole (Capt.) 

P. Marshall, 1. t r. t., Wormell. 

Fogg, 1. e r. e., L. Cole, Keller. 

Pratt, q. b q. b.. Snow. 

Gregson (Capt.), r. h. b 1. h. b.. Taylor. 

Hunt, 1. h. b r. h. b., Davis. 

Dunlap, Coffin, f. b f . b., Dorticos. 

Score — Bowdoin 38. Touchdowns — Hunt 3, 
Dunlap, Coffin 2, Gregson. Goals from touchdowns — 
Marshall 3. Referee — F. Alden, Colby Umpire — 
C. I. Haynes, Bangor. Linesmen, Kelley, Bowdoin ; 
Thompson, U. of M. Timers, Berry, Bowdoin ; 
Harvey, U. of M. Time, 25 and 20m. halves. 



Bowdoin 2d o, Bridgton Academy 6. 

Bowdoin Second met its second defeat on 
Wednesday, November 7, at the hands of the strong 
Bridgton Academy team. Bowdoin's individual 
line-up was good, but they lacked team work, and 
that tells the whole story of the defeat. Bridgton 
had an exceedingly strong team for a fitting school, 
their team work and interference being of a first- 
class order. They played mass plays altogether, 
sending six men against one place in the Bowdoin 
line. They worked the old left tackle over-play 
for good gains against Bowdoin's right and . 
repeated the process on the left. The only touch- 
down of the game was made in the first three min- 
utes of play, and after that the second took a brace 
and succeeded in keeping Bridgton from scoring 
again. 

The line-up : 

Bowdoin Second. Bridgton Academy. 

Kelley, 1. e r. e., Foley. 

Marshall. 1. t r. t., Martin. 

Barker, I. g r. g., Goins. 

Shaw, c c, Edwards. 

Swett, r. g 1. g., Clements. 

Soule, r. t 1. t., Hamlin. 

Corliss, r. e 1. e., Tibbetts. 

Dana (Capt.), q. b q. b., Idell. 

Giles, 1. h. b r. h. b.. Smith. 

Blanchard, r. h. b 1. h. b., Willard (Capt). 

Coffin, f. b f. b., Skillings. 

Score — Bridgton Academy 6, Bowdoin Second o. 
Touchdowns — Skillings. Goal from touchdowns — ■ 
Willard. Referee — John Gregson, Bowdoin, 1901. 
Umpire — H. H. Cloudman, Bowdoin, 1901. Time, 
iSm. halves. 

ECHOES FROM THE GAME. 

The following men made the Bangor trip : Bod- 
well, Phipps, Cloudman, Swett, Hamilton, P. Mar- 
shall, Laferriere, Fogg, Kelley, Hunt, Gregson, Cof- 
fin, Dunlap, Giles, and Berry. They were royally 
entertained at the Bangor House. Most of the team 
returned Sunday, but a few remained until Monday 
morning. 

If it had not been for fumbles Bowdoin would 
have had two more touchdowns, making 50 points. 
Colby was beaten by U. of M. by 18 points and Bow- 
doin beat Colby 68 to o. The Colby-U. of M. score, 
then, very nearly represents the make-up of the two 
teams. 

A large crowd of alumni from the eastern part 
of the state were at the game. 

People who saw the game Saturday and who had 
also seen the U. of M. -Bates game, said if U. of M. 
had put up the same game against Bates that she did 
against Bowdoin, Bates would have been easily 
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defeat before her team next Saturday. If so, then 
there will be no disgrace in defeat and great glory in 
victory. Tufts' team this year is composed mostly of 
hired players known under the vulgar name of 
"ringers." If Bowdoin should refuse to play unless 
Tufts played a straight college team, pure athletics 
would be greatly benefited. It would have been a 
just thing to have canceled the Tufts game and 
played Harvard next Saturday, but Bowdoin keeps 
all her agreements. 

Manager Berry has received a telegram from 
the manager of Harvard's team asking for a game 
with Bowdoin Saturday, November 17. The Tufts 
game prevented Manager Berry from returning a 
favorable reply. It is certainly a compliment to 
Bowdoin that such a request should be made. 

During the past week some of the newspaper 
correspondents in the college have rather rubbed it 
into the aggregation known as the second eleven, 
because of the Bridgton game. While the second 
may deserve criticism for their work in this game, 
they should receive their share of praise for the 
excellent development of our first. Not a little of 
the splendid condition and form which our first team 
.shows at the present time is due to the fact that 
every afternoon of the term, the second eleven has 
been present on the practice field and worked in every 
way to develop a first-class eleven to represent the 
college. The second eleven exists for two reasons : 
First, it develops the first team ; second, it develops 
individual players who show some aptitude for foot- 
ball, that they may be in line for the 'Varsity next 
year. The players get the little end of everything. 
Playing in different positions nearly every day, 
there is no possible chance to develop team work. 
Generally outclassed by their opponents on the first, 
there is little opportunity for them to learn much 
about foot-ball but defensive work. But the second 
is a necessary evil ; the child must learn to creep 
before the man can walk. A second eleven is a 
kindergarten for the first. 

All the Maine newspapers have given Bowdoin's 
team at least a page of solid matter during the 
week, and also pictures of Captain Gregson, Bod- 
well, Hunt, and Dunlap. 

THE OUTLOOK. 

Unless Bates comes to her senses probably Sat- 
urday's game with Tufts will be the last college 
game Bowdoin will play, and active practice will 
cease Thursday afternoon. 

In one way the Tufts game is the most important 
game of the season. Tufts' love for Bowdoin is of 
the kind "that has venom in the kiss," and Bowdoin's 
victory did not increase it any. Tufts has made 



some additions to her team who have not made up 
their entrance conditions, and intends to make the 
fight of her life. She will have her hands full, how- 
ever, in the present Bowdoin team. Every Bowdoin 
player will be in first-class physical shape for the 
game, and will play the game of their life. We pre- 
dict a Bowdoin victory by a small score. The prac- 
tice this week will be light and in the way of team 
work. Yates, quarterback of Tufts, coached U. of 
M.'s team for three days before Saturday's game 
and was an interested spectator of the game. He 
probably gained some ideas on Bowdoin's style of 
play which will aid the Tufts team. 

Kelley will be tried at end this week, and Coffin's 
great work on Saturday practically insures him sub- 
stitute position in that place. Probably another line- 
man will be coached up in view of accidents. The 
team will leave Friday. 

BATES-BOWDOIN CONTROVERSY. 

The Bates-Bowdoin controversy over the annual 
game between the two colleges was brought to a 
head this week by Manager Berry's sending to Bates 
the letter which is given in full at the end of this 
article. On its receipt Bates sent three delegates from 
their student body to Brunswick to deliver Berry's 
proposition and to make three counter propositions. 
These were : First, to play a game in Lewiston this 
year and divide the receipts up to $380, the balance 
to go two-thirds to Bates and one-third to Bowdoin ; 
second, to play this year for the benefit of the hospi- 
tals of Lewiston, and to agree mutually to play for 
the next four years on the basis of the first propo- 
sition; third, to play this year for the benefit of 
the hospitals and to mutually agree to divide the 
receipts for the next four years according to the 
decision of an arbitration committee to be chosen by 
the two colleges. Manager Berry laid these propo- 
sitions before the student body at a mass-meeting in 
Memorial Hall Monday noon, and the meeting voted 
unanimously to refuse Bates' offer and to instruct 
Manager Berry to insist on Bates' acceptance of the 
terms stated in his letter or else not to play Bates 
this year. Manager Berry has stated in his letter 
Bowdoin's exact stand in the matter, and has the 
undergraduate and alumni body behind him. 

"Brunswick, Me., Nov. 8, 1900. — To Mr. R. S. 
W. Roberts, manager of Bates foot-ball team, Lewis- 
ton, Me. : 

Dear Sir — I have your note of the 6th instant. 
Bowdoin much regrets the difference between our 
associations respecting gate receipts, and would be 
glad to play your team if that question were out of 
the way. Our position in regard to this single point 
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]3e stated at all. We think the just and sportsman- 
like rule is to divide the gross or net receipts equally. 
Thi.s rule of equality is based on the assumed equal- 
ity of the teams and on the fact that they equally 
attract the crowd. It is the rule invariably applied 
by Harvard, Yale, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and 
other colleges, and we know of no reason why it 
should not be applied by Bates and Bowdoin. 

As a matter of fact, it was* so applied, last year. 
My predecessor contended for that rule, and your 
predecessor yielded, and Bates took half the gross 
receipts of the Brunswick game. It is true that the 
consent of the Bates manager was reluctant and was 
accompanied by a disclaimer that the arrangement 
should be considered a precedent, but our object in 
holding out for the equality rule was to establish a 
precedent, as was stated in a communication to your 
predecessor at the time, and we supposed, if the iSgg 
rule were not permanently adopted by the two asso- 
ciations, that it would at any rate govern the return 
game in 1900. 

On general grounds, therefore, and because you 
took half the receipts of the game here, last year, we 
can see no reason why we should receive a less frac- 
tion in Lewiston, this year. We cannot for a moment 
concede to you any supposed advantage of position 
because you happen to be located in a larger town 
than Brunswick, if that is what you mean. No other 
college, so far as we know, makes or is allowed any 
such claim because there is no valid foundation for it. 
The fact that the best-attended game you have in 
Lewiston is with the Bowdoin team, will suggest 
to you to what extent our team attracts the crowd. 
We accordingly decline your proposition to play for 
a guaranty of $190, and claim half the net or gross 
receipts. It is true you received only $190 in l8gg, 
but that was because there was only $380 to divide. 
When there is more to divide each will be entitled to 
more. 

Your alternative -fSroposition to refer the question 
in dispute is also declined. The two associations 
joined in a reference of the same question in 1896, but 
nothing seems to have come of it except a somewhat 
arbitrary division of the receipts of a single game, 
and another reference would probably result in the 
same way. As, however, we would be glad to meet 
your eleven on the gridiron this season, I am author- 
ized to submit alternative propositions to you. One 
of your alumni, I understand, has unofficially sug- 
gested that the two teams divide up equally .$600 or 
$800, and that any excess go, two-thirds to the home 
team and one-third to the visiting team. We would 
play on that basis, taking half the gross receipts up 
to $800. Or, if this proposition is declined, we would 
play on these terms : Each team to pay its own 
expenses and the entire gross receipts, including 



grand-stand, to be equally divided between the two 
Lewiston uospitals. I hope yon will feel like accept- 
ing one of these propositions at once, in which case 
I shall be glad to arrange a date with you. 
Very truly yours, 
(Signed)' H. L. Berry^ 

Monagcr Bowdoin Foot-Ball Team. 



ALUMN 



The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class sec- 
retaries, in procuring items of interest for this depart- 
ment. 

'50. — The public dinner given at the Waldorf- 
Astoria, New York, to General Oliver O. Howard, 
in honor of his seventieth birthday, was attended by 
three hundred men prominent in business and pro- 
fessional life. Senator Depew presided, and among 
the speakers was ex-Speaker Reed, '60. 

'77, — Lieutenant Robert E. Peary has been heard 
from, through a returning member of another expe- 
dition. He is now wintering at "Fort Conger." 
Great hardships were suffered last winter, and most 
of his 200 dogs died. 

■'yy. — The Lewiston Journal has this special : 
"Hon. John A. Roberts of Norway, was a strong 
man on the Bowdoin foot-ball, team in his student 
days, and those who witnessed the tug-of-war in .the 
polling place Tuesday, incline to the opinion that he 
has not gone back much on his training since his 
college days." The article goes on to describe a 
very lively "rough and tumble," caused by the efifort 
of a selectman to take away from Mr. Roberts a 
check-list which he was using un-officially, and ille- 
gally, as the selectman thought. 

N. '82. — Hon. George C. Weeks of Fairfield, Sen- 
ator-elect for Somerset County, has the sympathy of 
many friends in his suffering from nervous prostra- 
tion for several months. Mr. Weeks in the last 
Senate was a member of the legal affairs committee, 
and would have occupied a high position in the next 
Senate. 

igoo. — Albert W. Clarke has an excellent position 
as instructor in German and Physical Training at 
Waterleigh Collegiate Institute, West New 
Brighton, S, I.. N. Y. In a recent letter to Dr. 
Whittier. he speaks highly of the work of the Bow- 
doin eleven, and sends best wishes for a successful 
finish. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BEUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 22, 1900. 



Vol. XXX. 



No. 18. 



BOWDOIJSI ORIENT. 

POBLISHED EVERY THDRSDAT OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAK 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902, Editor-in-Chief. 

George C. Wheklek, 1901, . . . Business Manager. 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene R. Kellet, 1902, Assistant Business Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902 News Editor 

Lyman A. Cousens, 1902 News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903, News Editor 

Farnsworth G. Marshall, 1903, . . Athletics Editor 
S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903, . . . Alumni Editor 

Per annum, in advance, ..... $2.00. 
Per Copy 10 Cents. 

Please address business communications to the Business 
Manager, and all other contributions to the Editor-in-Chiet. 

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

The game with Tufts on Saturday last 
marks the culmination of the most satisfactory 
foot-ball season in Bowdoin's history. The 
record that our teams has made is one that 
any college might well be proud of, the only 
games lost being those with Yale and Har- 
vard. That we would not win these was 
expected, but in both our team made a credit- 
able showing and made the opposing team 
work to win. 

The first game, which was played against 
New Hampshire State College, was a complete 
walk-over for our team. The visitors were 
not in the game from the start — and how large 
the score would be was simply a matter of 
time. The final score was Bowdoin 32, New 
Hampshire o. Our second game was against 
Harvard and, as was expected. Harvard won. 
Nevertheless, our team played well and kept 
Harvard's score down to 12 points. 



The third game of the season was played 
with Tufts at Brunswick and was by far the 
hardest yet played. Both teams played for all 
there was in them, and Bowdoin won by merit 
alone, by a score of 5 to o. It was unfortunate 
that the long run of Cloudman's which resulted 
in a touchdown should have been spoiled by 
holding in the line. Had not this been so, the 
score would have been larger by at least 5 
points. 

On the seventeenth of October our team 
played Yale, which was undoubtedly the best 
team in the country at that time, and lost by a 
score of 30 to o. The score does not indicate 
the true merit- of the game, however. The 
newspapers are unanimous in saying that 
Bowdoin put up a strong game, and that ours 
'vas the best team that Yale had played up to 
that time. 

■ The Amherst game, which had been looked 
forward to with more or less apprehension, 
was won by Bowdoin by the score of 1 1 to 6. 

Next came the Maine college games, and 
Bowdoin began by rubbing it into Colby to the 
tune of 68 to o, thereby making up for the 
defeat of last year a dozen times over. 

The next Saturday the team went down to 
Bangor to play the University of Maine, and 
there on a slippery field succeeded in rolling up 
38 points to our opponents' none. 

The final game of the season, that with 
"j'ufts, promised to be close and exciting, as 
Tufts was making every effort to win and 
Bowdoin was equally determined that she 
should not. When the team started for Col- 
lege Hill a large part of the student body was 
at the station to give it a good send-off, and 
when on Saturday night the news of the vic- 
tory came, the whole college joined in cele- 
brating the most sucessful season in our 
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The undergraduate body has contributed 
much to the team's success by its enthusiasm 
and loyal support. To Captain Gregson is due 
no small amount of praise for his hard work 
on the eleven and for the able way in which he 
has captained it throughout the season. The 
secret of the team's success this year, however, 
lies in the excellent coaching which it has had. 
Coach Locke has been a constant and hard 
worker and has thrown himself into his work 
with that enthusiasm which is bound to win. 
Both the team and the college are unanimous 
in their praise of Mr. Locke, and it is hoped 
that the management will be able to engage 
him for next year. 



The next and last foot-ball game that will 
be played by our present team will occur in 
Portland on Thanksgiving morning with the 
Fort Preble team. Fort Preble has been doing 
some hustling of late and is making every 
effort in preparation for the game. They have 
a new coach and have even kept some of their 
best men out of the recent games in order to 
save them for the Bowdoin game. 

While there seems to be little reason to 
doubt the ability of our team to win, it is 
extremely desirable that we play well and win 
by a large score. We have completed a suc- 
cessful season and one that must not be marred 
by a poor showing in the final game of the 
year. Let the team remember its defeats in 
Portland last year, — and show the people of 
that city a true sample of the work it has 
been doing- this season. 



The following letter has been received by 
Manager Berry of the Foot-Ball Team : 

Brunswick, Me., November 19, 1900. 
Mr. H. L. Berry, Manager Foot-Ball Asso- 
ciation, Bowdoin College : 

Dear Mr. Berry — It is the opinion of the 
Class of '78, as it must be of the alumni gen- 
erally, that your foot-ball team has reflected 
great credit upon itself and the college this fall 
by its hard training, its sportsmanlike con- 
duct, and a series of victories broken only by 
Harvard and Yale. As a slight recognition 



of this fine work, and also of the efforts the 
undergraduates are making to keep your 
Association out of debt, the class I have men- 
tioned wants to present to the team the 
sweaters that would otherwise be presented 
by the Association. You kindly consented a 
few days ago to select and order these 
sweaters, and I understood you to say they 
would cost seventy-five dollars. I therefore 
enclose a check for that amount in behalf of 
the Class of '78. 

Very truly yours, 

Barrett Potter. 
This gift by the Class of '78 is a generous 
expression of the loyalty which that class has 
always shown to its Alma Mater. Coming at 
a time when the association has received but 
little aid from the alumni, it is doubly accept- 
able. Witli a loyal body of alumni who are 
active in their support of our athletic institu- 
tions the manager finds his task made doubly 
easy, and is able to start his season with some 
assurance that he will come out even at the 
end. The action of the Class of '78 is a gen- 
erous one, and is much appreciated by the 
manas-er and the team. 



CAMPUS^ CPiAT. 

Beaten by Harvard and Yale, only. 

Rnmery, igoi, has returned to college. 

The third themes of the term were due Tuesday. 

The finals in the golf tournament were played 
last Saturday. 

The foot-ball material of IQ04 will be brought to 
light next Saturday. 

Prof. MacDonald gave adjourns in History, 
Tuesday of last week. 

The revenue from the Garcelon estate has begun 
to come in to the college. 

The leaves have been raked from the campus and 
burned during the past week. 

Freshman French was omitted, Saturday, on 
account of the illness of Mr. Goodell. 

The Sophomore eleven began practice Monday 
in preparation for the class game, Saturday. 

The first Glee Club concert will be given at Rum- 
ford Falls, Tuesday evening, November 27. 



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Sunday's chapel quartet was Gibson, Larrabee, 
Emerson, and Bridgham. 

William McKinley made his first political speech 
from a dry-goods box when 22 years old. 

The dancing assembly at Bath on Wednesday 
evening attracted several students to the Windy 
City. 

About a dozen fellows accompanied the team on 
the Tufts trip, and made themselves heard at the 
game. 

The Colonial Dames of Maine met with Mrs. W. 
A. Houghton, president of the order, on Thursday of 
last week. 

C. Linwood Beedy, ex-igoj, won the first prize in 
the Bates College Sophomore prize speaking, Tues- 
day of last week. 

Prof. F. C. Robinson lectured before the 
Teachers' Association of South Paris and Norway, 
Saturday evening. 

Hon. Charles F. Libby of Portland will deliver 
an address in Memorial Hall on the morning of 
John Marshall day. 

The turkey wears a melancholy look as he thinks 
of that Thanksgiving dinner and the boy home from 
college with a big appetite. 

The Harvard census shows an enrollment of 4,234 
students. The institution has received $900,000 in 
gifts during the past year. 

The Juniors were especially favored with quizes 
on Tuesday of last week, having one in English 
Literature, History, and Chemistry. 

This cold weather has evidently sent into their 
winter refuges the chattering little campus squirrels 
which have been so tame all the fall. 

Dunlap was unable to go on the Tufts trip 
on account of a lame leg. This is the first game that 
he has missed since he joined the team. 

President Hyde, in chapel Sunday, gave a very 
interesting talk on the life and work of the late Rev. 
Charles Carroll. Everett, of the Class of 1S50. 

Bowdoin did not want for sympathizers at the 
Tufts game. About five hundred friends of the col- 
lege were present and helped in the cheering. 

A, new observatory has lately been built at the 
University of Maine to shelter the eight-inch equato- 
rial telescope which has just been received from the 
makers. 

F. H. Cowan and G. W. Lewis, 1901, and H. P. 
West, 1900, visited the shell heaps on the island near 
Gurnet Bridge, Saturday, and brought home several 
arch;eological specimens. 



Bragg, 1901, attended the fifty-fourth annual con- 
vention of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, held 
at Providence, R. I., last week, as delegate from the 
Bowdoin Chapter. 

Professor Robinson in a few well chosen words 
before the Juniors this week complimented the team 
on its success, this season, and the college on its 
strong financial support. 

The Deutscher Verein met last week at the Inn. 
Professor Smith gave a talk on the city of Berlin 
and the Berlin people, showing pictures of dififerent 
buildings and streets. 

The annual Sophomore-Freshman foot-ball game, 
which was to have been played yesterday, was post- 
poned to Saturday next in order that the teams might 
get in more practice before the game. 

A steam pipe in front of North Winthrop pulled 
apart Friday night, and Saturday morning the steam 
issuing from the ground gave the appearance of an 
undergrovind fire. The damage was slight. 

President Hyde will deliver an address on the 
life and work of the late Charles Carroll Everett, 
D.D., dean of the Harvard Theological Department, 
at the Everett memorial service at Cambri_dge. 

The unsportsmanlike character of Tufts during 
the past season undoubtedly means that there will 
be no more games with Bowdoin until the athletics 
of the former college have received a thorough puri- 
fication. 

A fire carelessly started by a workman behind 
President Hyde's house, Wednesday of last week, 
almost reached the college pines adjoining. Before 
it was discovered it had burned the undergrowth as 
far as the fence. 

Sixteen from the Alpha Delta Phi Chapter House 
tramped fifteen miles, Sunday afternoon, taking a 
roundabout course through the woods along the 
Cathance River in Topsham, and visiting the feld- 
spar quarry. 

On Wednesday evening Professor Lee lectured 
in Alumni Hall of the Biddeford High School to the 
teachers of Biddeford and Saco. This is the first 
of a series of lectures to be given there this winter 
on educational topics. 

A very decided and acceptable improvement is 
reported in the hot water facilities at the "Gym." 
It is now possible to have either hot or cold water, 
as the person prefers, while before it was almost 
impossible to regulate the water. 

The first stroke of the chapel bell announcing 
the victory over Tufts, Saturday, brought out 
everyone who was not already out to wait for the 



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eagerly-expected news, and a joyous bonfire was 
soon burning in front of the chapel. 

The management of the Bowdoin Foot-Ball 
Association wishes to acknowledge the kindness of 
Mr. William H. Snow of Bangor in furnishing a 
special car to the foot-ball team from the Bangor 
House to Maplewood Park and return. 

The Junior History Cliib met at the New 
Meadows Inn last Tuesday. Anthoine opened the 
meeting by a discussion of the "British in South 
Africa." His subject was not "Lessons of the Elec- 
tion," as has been reported in several papers. 

So it appears that the outside people liked the 
way ovu" young Maine spell-binders talked to the 
folks. Well, when it comes to passing around 
offices, for instance, in the Philippines, throw a few 
to the stalwart chaps up in Maine ! — Lezviston 
Journal. 

It has taken the killing of a Freshman in a cane- 
rush to force M. I. T. students to abolish that bar- 
baric custom. Bowdoin men should be thankful that 
no such terrible event was needed to persuade our 
predecessors here to drop the custom, a few years 
ago. 

President Hyde delivered a lecture in Assembly 
Hall, Portland High School Building, Thursday 
evening of last week, on "The True Aim of Educa- 
tion." The address was given under the auspices of 
the Portland teachers, and was the first of a series 
which will continue throughout the winter. 

The lights, under the new arrangement, have thus 
far been very unsatisfactory to the students. It is 
almost impossible to study during the evening, and 
as this is the time when the larger part of the work 
must necessarily be done, it is a great inconvenience. 
If the past ten days give a fair example of the capa- 
bility of the system, the committee should make 
careful inquiries before giving their approval. 

Interesting Scores. 
Saturday, November 17, 1900. 
Bowdoin 17, Tufts II. 
Yale 29, Princeton 5. 
Pennsylvania 16, Carlisle 6. 
Lafayette 17, Cornell o. 
Columbia 11, Annapolis o. 
Brown 17, Dartmouth 5. 
Holy Cross 16, Technology o. 
Amherst 18, Agricultural o. 
Wesleyan 35, Williams o. 
Edward Little H. S. 11, Bridgton A. 0. 

On Shaw's bulletin-board, Saturday evening, 
under the Bowdoin-Tufts score, was the notice — 
"Sigma Beta Phi 52, P. A. C. 5 ; game unfinished." 



The Pletts Athletic Club is made up of a number of 
down-town boys who challenged this "fraternity" — 
nearly all of whose sixteen members, by the way, 
will enter Bowdoin in the classes of 1907 and igo8. 
The game was hotly fought, but the team-work and 
the interference of the Sigma Beta Phi was real 
foot-ball, and their equally heavy opponents could 
do nothing against it. 

A most delightful reception was given to the 
Sophomore Class by Professor and Mrs. Robinson at 
their residence on Main street, Thursday evening, 
from eiglit to ten. The class, and the members of 
the Faculty and their wives, were received by 
Professor and Mrs. Robinson from eight to eight- 
thirty, Thomas C. White, Irving W. Nutter, George 
H. Stover, and Clement F. Robinson being the 
ushers. Silhouettes of the members of the Faculty 
and their wives displayed on the walls gave a chance 
for guessing the originals, and for half an hour 
everybody was busy. After refreshments had been 
served, college songs were sung by the boys, and 
after the company broke up three times three for 
Professor and Mrs. Robinson were given outside. 
The class marched in a body to the campus, and 
before dispersing cheered the classes and the college. 

The Seniors and Juniors changed back to two- 
o'clock recitation-hour, Monday, but because of the 
coming Sophomore-Freshman game those two 
classes continue a week longer to recite at 1.30. The 
misunderstanding of this fact by students and bell- 
ringer caused a number of fellows to get their 
attendance for only half an hour's presence, Monday. 



Y.M. C. (\- 

"Hindrances to Conversion" were discussed at last 
Thursday's meeting, with Wyman, 1901, as the leader. 
Hindrances at Bowdoin were particularly considered. 
The lack of fair "Co-eds" was one humorous explana- 
tion ; more seriously, however, it is the attitude taken 
by so many students against anything emanating from 
the "Y. M. C. A." 

Sunday afternoon Professor MacDonald urged the 
systematic reading of the Bible, for its literary value 
and historical significance as well as for its religious 
influence. The tendency in reading nowadays is to 
fall into a desultory habit ; the Bible, to be appre- 
ciated, should be approached as a literary classic and 
systematically studied. 



'99. — Roy L. Marston has entered the School of 
Forestry at Yale for a two years' course. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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ATFiLETICS. 

BowDOiN 17, Tufts ii. 

Saturday, November 17th, Bowdoin played and 
won its last college game of the season against 
Tufts, on their oval. The teams were nearly evenly 
matched in weight, and every man in the pink of 
condition except the fullbacks. Knight was lame 
and was unable to punt in first-class shape, and his 
tackling was weak. Dunlap was unable to play for 
Bowdoin, owing to injuries received in the U. of 
M. game, and Coffin took his place. He played a 
star game, making three to seven through the Tufts 
line every time he was called on, but was somewhat 
handicapped by his game leg. The game was the 
fastest and fiercest of the season. Tufts was in it 
to kill or win, and succeeded in doing neither. Their 
play in the first half was a disgrace to the college. 
Knocking men down with their fists and jumping 
on them on the ground were the least of their dirty 
acts. At times the game resembled a free fight more 
than anything else. Bowdoin was compelled to fight 
in sheer self-defence. In the first half the officials 
remained blissfully ignorant of these little incidents, 
but in the second some of the Tufts men were ruled 
out for slugging. But blows, holding, tripping, and 
offside plays availed them little. Bowdoin's sand 
and pluck won the day, and Tufts, on her own 
ground, with a picked team, was compelled to 
yield the victory. The attendance was large. Bow- 
doin supporters numbered about sixty, and made 
noise enough for ten times that number. For Bow- 
doin Hunt made the star run of the game, 45 yards, 
around right end for a touchdown. Hunt tackled 
hard and low, and was in every play. Bodwell 
played his best game of the season, breaking through 
time and time again, and tackling his man behind the 
line. His work was simply superb. P. Marshall 
played a strong tackling game on the defensive, but 
was unable to gain much through Hapgood. Ham- 
ilton made some good tackles and advanced the ball 
several times from three to five yards. Phipps and 
Cloudman handled their men well and opened up big 
holes for Coffin. Cloudman made some star gains 
and tackled hard. 

Laferriere was sure of his man every time when 
both teams played foot-ball. Tufts usually sent 
three men at him with the express purpose of killing 
him, but he got his man back of the line many times. 
Fogg looked out for his end and was down under 
every punt. Captain Gregson played his usually 
cool game, tackling sure and low, and advancing the 
ball wherever he had a possible chance. Pratt, at 
quarter, ran the team well and sent the plays where 



they belonged. Bowdoin did not punt often enough, 
and fumbled much oftener than seemed necessary. 
Fumbles were responsible for the last touchdown. 
Bowdoin made a serious error on the last kick-off, 
which earlier in the game might have been fatal. 
Tufts returned the kick-off, and no Bowdoin man 
remained back to receive it. The ball fell in the 
middle of the field and a Tufts man got it on Bow- 
doin's 4S-yard line. Bowdoin's backs were much 
quicker than Tufts'. For Tufts, Hapgood was 
the star. He was the only man who could advance 
the ball successfully against Bowdoin. When he 
came tearing through tackle a cold chill would run 
down the backs of the Bowdoins until he was 
downed. Hapgood made Tufts' first touchdown 
from Bowdoin's ten-yard line with three Bowdoin 
men hanging on his back the whole distance. With- 
out Hapgood Tufts would never have scored. 
Knights hurdled Bowdon's line for good gains. 
Tufts had two star ends. They were down on 
punts every time and tackled their man the instant 
he got the ball. Tufts fumbled badly and was 
slow in starting her plays. 

Bowdoin kicked off and Tufts brought the ball 
well into Bowdoin's territory by short tackle gains. 
Bowdoin held for downs and rushed the ball back 
up the field. Tufts could not hold the fierce rushes 
of Bowdoin, and after ten minutes of play Gregson 
tore left tackle for a touchdown. Marshall failed at 
goal. Score, Bowdoin 5, Tufts o. The last fifteen 
minutes of play was spent in rushing the ball up and 
down the field, with the odds in Tufts' favor. Both 
sides indulged in rushing, and Bowdoin gained 
ground on each exchange of punts. The half ended 
with the ball in the middle of the field. 

In the second half Tufts kicked to Bowdoin, who 
advanced the ball 15 yards. Tufts secured the ball 
on downs and tried a long pass to right end, who 
failed to connect with the ball, and it was Bowdoin's 
ball on Tufts' 45-yard line. Hunt then made a long 
run for a touchdown around left end. Marshall 
kicked goal. Score, Bowdoin 11, Tufts o. Tufts 
kicked off and started in at a fierce pace. Bowdoin 
was held for downs, and Knight bucked the line and 
Hapgood went through tackle to Bowdoin's lo-yard 
line. Hapgood went through tackle again with three 
Bowdoin men clinging to him for 10 yards and a 
touchdown. The Tufts supporters went wild. Ray 
kicked goal. Score, Bowdoin 11, Tufts 6. Bowdoin 
kicked off and held Tufts for downs in the middle 
of the field. Bowdoin gave, then, the best exhibition 
of playing foot-ball of the game. Cloudman, Hunt, 
Gregson and Coffin bucked the line for tremendous 
gains. Bowdoin incidentally got 10 yards for off- 
side play, and reached Tufts' S-yard line. Coffin 



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bucked the center three times for a touchdown witih 
Tufts offside in each rush. Marshall kicked the goal. 
Score, Bowdoin 17, Tufts 6. Only six minutes 
remained to play, and a Bowdoin victory seemed 
sure. Bowdoin's supporters paraded the side lines, 
singing " Phi Chi." But Tufts immediately made 
matters interesting. Tufts secured the ball on a 
fumble. Hapgood and Lamb bucked the line, and 
the ball was on Bowdoin's 8-yard line. The crowd 
went wild and both sides cheered frantically. Bow- 
doin held for downs but fumbled again, and Knight 
bucked the line for a touchdown. No goal. Score, 
Bowdoin 17, Tufts 11. Only one minute remained to 
play. Bowdoin kicked off and Tufts returned the kick. 
There was no Bowdoin man to receive it, and Tufts 
secured the ball on Bowdoin's 45-yard line. Knight 
tried a drop kick for a goal, but failed. The game 
ended with the ball in Bowdoin's possession on her 
2S-yard line. Tufts spent lots of time in kicking at 
the officials and attending to minor injuries for the 
purpose of gaining time and wind. 
The line-up : 

Bowdoin. Tufts. 

Fogg, 1. e r. e., P. Butler 

Marshall. 1. t r. t.. Lamb 

Cloudman, 1. g r. g.. Pierce 

Bodwell, c c, J. Butler 

Phipps, r. g 1. g., Kennard 

1. g., Gelarneau 

Hamilton, r. t 1. t., Hapgood 

Laferriere, r. e 1. e., Plunkett 

Pratt, q. b q. b., Ray 

Gregson, 1. h. b r. h. b., Perkins 

Hunt, r. h. b 1. h. b., Flagg 

1. h. b.. Smith 
Coffin, f. b f. b., Knight 

Score, Bowdoin 17, Tufts 11. Touchdowns, 
Gregson, Hunt, Coffin, Hapgood, Knight. Goals 
from touchdowns. Hill 2, Ray. Umpire, Cheseboro 
of Brown, 1900. Referee, Emery of Brown, '97. 
Linesmen, Collins of Tufts and Berry of Bowdoin. 
Time, 2S-minute halves. 

ECHOES FROM THE GAME. 

Bodwell, Laferriere, Hunt, P. Marshall, Phipps, 
and Gregson have been in all the games of the sea- 
son. 

The following men made the Tufts trip : Greg- 
son, Hunt, Shaw, P. Marshall, Bodwell, Phipps, 
Swett, Hamilton, Coffin, Blanchard, Dana, Fogg, 
Laferriere, Cloudman, and Kelley. Their head- 
quarters were at the Quincy House, Boston. 

In the first half of the game, with the ball in 
Tufts' possession, Bowdoin drove her back for a 
loss of over twenty yards. 

One of the probable results of Saturday's game 
will be that Bowdoin will not meet Tufts on the 
gridiron next year. Although Tufts repudiates the 



charge of hired players, people who are in a position 
to know assert that not one but several of Tufts' 
foot-ball men receive financial aid for their services 
as players. The alumni who witnessed Saturday's 
game were loud in their condemnation of Tufts' 
deliberate slugging. If the two colleges cannot 
play without a free fight, it is time that the game 
ceased for a year or two, until the bad feeling dies 
out. The game did not improve the hatred existing 
between the two colleges. The teams left the field 
without cheering each other. Harvard and Yale 
long ago struck Tufts from their schedule for play- 
ing hired men, and it looks now as if Bowdoin would 
do the same thing. 

The game demonstrated again the fact which the 
Orient has repeated so many times, that skillful 
punting is an important factor to success. Bowdoin 
men must pay more attention to that next year. 

It requires sand and grit to play a good game 
under the conditions of Saturday. Our team demon- 
strated the fact that they had an abundance. Not a 
substitute was called on, but every man in the 
original line-up played to the end. 

Massachusetts critics place Bowdoin's team as 
fourth in the list among New England teams. Har- 
vard, Yale and Brown only surpassing Bowdoin. If 
comparative scores are any indication of the strength 
of the different teams, Bowdoin certainly deserves 
that place. Whether Harvard or Yale deserves first 
place is still a matter of doubt, but Saturday's game 
will settle that question. The Bowdoin team thinks 
Yale is the better. 

Edward Little's victory over Bridgton Academy 
on Saturday without doubt settles the question of 
the State championship among preparatory schools. 

Coach Locke finished his duties with the team on 
Saturday and returned to his home in Boston, carry- 
ing with him the best wishes and respect of the entire 
college. Mr. Locke has been the most satisfactory 
coach to the college that Bowdoin has ever had. 
Bowdoin's successful season is due in a large part 
to his skillful handling of the team. Every man in 
college that has any ambition in foot-ball whatever 
has been given an opportimity to show what he could 
do. The positions on the team have been filled by 
the best men. Mr. Locke is a perfect gentleman on 
the field, and his coaching has been free from those 
disagreeable scenes that have sometimes occurred. 
He has made the personal acquaintance of every man 
who has been out this year, something that has not 
been done here for a long time. Mr. Locke leaves 
possessing the confidence of the entire undergraduate 
body. 

The Orient will print next week its idea of the 
All Maine Team. 



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The following is Dr. Whittier's letter written in 
reply to the letter accusing Bowdoin of embezzling 
some of the gate receipts of last year's game. 

Bowdoin College, Brvmswick, Me., Nov. i6. 
Editor Lezviston Journal: 

Sir: — Please give me space in your columns for 
the following statement. In the Journal of November 
13, a Bates undergraduate virtually accuses the Bow- 
doin foot-ball management of dishonesty in the 
division of the gate receipts of the game played at 
Brunswick last year. It was agreed that the gross 
receipts should be equally divided between the two 
colleges. The Bates representative had a representa- 
tive at the gate and another at the grand stand. 
Bowdoin's representatives at the gate were Harold 
L. Berry and Thomas C. Randall. At the grand- 
stand, Bowdoin's representative was Donald F. Snow. 
All are members of the Senior Class at Bowdoin. 

Before the game was finished, the receipts of both 
grand-stand and gate were given to me for safe-keep- 
ing. At the close of the game, with the consent of 
the Bates management, $70 was counted out for pay- 
ing the two officials, one of whom was paid by Bow- 
doin and the other by Bates. I took the rest of the 
money to my office, where it was counted and divided 
by the Bowdoin and Bates managers. There was 
found to be $380. Adding the $70 paid the officials, 
the gross receipts- for the game were $450. This is 
more than double the amount of the receipts from 
any game ever played in Brunswick. Bates' share 
was $225, of which $35 went to pay the Bates official. 

I feel sure that Bates received her half of the 
gross receipts. It is my judgment that the amount 
of receipts corresponded with the size of the crowd. 
The Bowdoin representatives at the gate and grand- 
stand are well known among college men of the 
State. I have known them for nearly four years and 
have perfect confidence in them. I do not know the 
Bates representatives at the gate and grand-stand, but 
I have no reason to doubt their honesty. 

F. N. Whittier, M.D., 
Director Sargent Gymnasium, Bowdoin College. 



SOPHOMORE-FRESHMAN GAME. 

The next athletic event which will attract the 
attention of Bowdoin is the annual class game 
between '03 and '04. Larrabee, '04, has resigned as 
captain of the Freshman team, and Lowell has been 
chosen in his stead. The Freshman squad has been 
out every day for the past two weeks and are fast 
getting into shape. Captain Lowell has the 
determination to make the most of the material at 
hand. Two elevens have been on the field each day 
and the men have worked hard. The line-up will be 
very nearly as follows: c, Roberts; 1. g., Grant; r. 
g., Whitney; 1. t., Lowell; r. t., Allen or Cass; 1. e., 
Beane ; r. e., Rowe ; 1. h. b.. Clary or Sawyer; r. h. 
b., Archibald; f. b., Mayo; q. b., Wildes. 

The Sophomore team commenced practice on 
Monday, and have been putting in some good work. 
Individually they surpass the Freshmen, but like all 
Sophomore teams, will probably lack team work. 



Shaw will play center. The guards will be selected 
from Dunlap, Webster, Towne, and Preble. Mar- 
shall will play left tackle, Dunlap or Spence right 
tackle. Several men are trying for ends, with the 
odds slightly -in favor of Nutter and J. Perkins. 
Connors is also a strong candidate for a line position. 
Blanchard will play right half and J. Webber left. 
Either Captain Coffin or Wilson will play full. Dana 
will play quarter. Owing to the nearness of the 
Thanksgiving game it is doubtful whether Dunlap 
and Coffin are in the game. This will weaken the 
team considerably, but there will still be good men 
left. Indications point to a Sophomore victory 
unless they get a swelled head. The Freshmen are 
little fellows, but beef does not always win the game. 
The usual number of upper classmen will be on hand 
to cheer the Freshmen. Admission will be twenty- 
five cents to Freshmen, upper classmen free. 



A LUMN I. 

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. 

In an article describing the United States Courts 
in Portland, the Daily Press of November 17 gives 
the pictures of Hon. William L. B. Putnam, 'SS, 
Circuit Judge ; A. H. Davis, '60, Clerk of Courts ; 
and I. W. Dyer, N. '78, District Attorney. 

'36 and '60. — Among the portraits to be hung in 
the gallery in the rotunda of the State House at 
Augusta will be those of ex-Governor Alonzo Gar- 
celon and Senator William P. Frye. 

'50. — Senator Frye will continue to be president 
[>ro tempore of the Senate till next March, when an 
extra session is provided for by the order of the 
President to confirm cabinet and other appointments. 
Then Vice-President Roosevelt will assume the 
gavel. Senator Frye is chairman of the committee 
on commerce, from which comes the shipping sub- 
sidy bill that is to be considered this winter ; and 
he will have a very important part in the shaping of 
that legislation. 

M. '59. — It is quite generally conceded that Dr. 
M. C. Wedgwood of Lewiston, will represent his 
councillor-district in the Council of Governor Hill. 
Dr. Wedgwood was a member of the Council when 
Congressman Burleigh was Governor. 

'60. — At the complimentary dinner to General 
Howard, '50, in New York, a fortnight ago, Hon. T. 
B. Reed spoke thus : 

"The martial face and figure of our distinguished 
guest throws open to me a theme wonderful beyond 



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compare, the Civil War. What is more natural 
to-night than to rehearse the mighty sieges and bat- 
tles, even at random, of which our friend was part 
and parcel and the very mention of which must 
make his heart throb with the recollection of those 
days of storm and stress. But I am here, not to 
praise but to honor Gen. Howard. I can speak well 
of him because I know that he had the good sense 
to take the proper start in life. He was born in 
Maine. [Laughter.] Having started right, he did 
the next thing that he should do, went to Bowdoin 
College and was graduated from that institution, 
where I may say many of our better citizens were 
educated. With such a start no wonder we see a 
stately mansion before us. In these later years he 
has not had to rest on his military record alone, for 
his life in peace has been as full of devotion to duty 
as his life in war. We not only congratulate him as 
one of the great military commanders of our 
country, but because of the lofty life he has led, in 
which the uniform has played no part. And so we 
come here gladly to-night to do him the honor which 
he deserves." 

'83. — Last summer Noah B. K. Pettengill was 
appointed by President McKinley United States Dis- 
trict Attorney for Porto Rico. 

'84 and '92.— Prof. C. C. Torrey and Prof. H. C. 
Emery were given honorary M.A. degrees by Yale 
University, at the last commencement. 

'94. — Among the Congregational ministers who 
are to lecture during the winter at the Bangor 
Theological Seminary is Norman McKinnon, of 
Augusta. 

Among the re-elected Congressmen are James 
A. Roberts of Massachusetts and DeAlva S. Alex- 
ander of New York, both of Class of 1870, and 
Frederick C. Stevens, '81, of Minnesota. 



OBITUARY. 

M. '49. — Dr. Edwin P. Snow of Atkinson, one of 
the leading physicians of Piscataquis County for half 
a century, died at his home the loth inst., after an 
illness of several days from heart failure. Dr. 
Snow was a most generous and kind-hearted man, 
and throughout his whole life gave his services 
freely to the poor. He was for many years a mem- 
ber of the board of U. S. pension examiners for 
Piscataquis County, and was noted for his kind and 
generous interest toward the old soldiers. 



Hall of Theta, Delta K.\ppa Epsilon, 
November 16, 1900. 
Whereas, We have learned with profound sorrow 
of the death of our beloved brother, the Rev. Charles 
Carroll Everett, of the Class of 1850, be it 



Resolved, That Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa 
Epsilon mourns the loss of a true and loyal brother 
whose life has been an honor to the Fraternity, and 
be it further 

Resolved, ThsX, bending with sorrow before the 
decrees of an all-wise Providence, the Chapter extend 
its most sincere and heart-felt sympathy to the 
bereaved relatives and friends of the deceased. 
Roland Everett Bragg, 
John Appleton, 
Irving Wilson Nutter, 

Committee for the Chapter. 



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The changes in the recitation schedules 
appearing in the new catalogue cause some 
adverse comment. Truly it is a pity that for 
a whole term the Wednesday afternoons of 
the three upper classes must be broken into by 
gymnasium hours. Because of the increase 
of courses, however, it was either this or the 
abolition of cornpulsory gym. work; and how- 
ever much we may dislike these hours in the 
concrete example of our own persons, in the 
abstract we are proud that Bowdoin is one of 
the few colleges which retained the system. 
But it is only too true that compulsory gym- 
nasium work will have a strong tendency to 
remain unpopular until we get our hoped-for 
new gymnasium. 



Much adverse comment was heard last 
week when it was announced that, contrary to 



the custom of at least two years' standing, 
recitations would be held until 12.30 on 
Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. 
Formerly recitations had closed in time for all 
to take the 11 a.m. trains for home on that 
day. Just why this custom was not followed 
this year is not known, for it seems as if the 
Faculty might be willing to give up that last 
hour and not oblige the small number of 
forty or so students who have recitations that 
hour to remain four or five hours for the 
afternoon trains. Many are obliged to take 
the II o'clock trains in order to reach home 
in season for Thanksgiving; this necessitat- 
ing, under the new rule, the cutting of a reci- 
tation. We hope next year our Faculty will 
follow the previous custom and omit the 1 1 .30 
recitations on the day before Thanksgiving. 



For the last few years there has been a gen- 
eral lack of social life in the college. Pre- 
vious to this time it was customary for mem- 
bers of the Faculty to give receptions to the 
different classes. These were always enjoya- 
ble occasions, bringing, as they did, the 
Faculty and undergraduates into closer social 
union than could be otherwise obtained, and 
allowing the members of each class to meet 
one another in a much different atmosphere 
than that afforded by the campus and class- 
rooms. 

For three or four years there have been no 
such receptions until the one given by Profes- 
sor Robinson a few weeks ago to the Sopho- 
more Class. Each member of the class was 
present as was the entire Faculty. The even- 
ing was passed most pleasantly, and the kind- 
ness of Professor and Mrs. Robinson was 
thoroughly appreciated by the Sophomore 
Class. 

The Orient believes that such receptions 



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are a good thing and begs leave to express 
the hope that they may be continued. 



A gold medal has been offered for the 
best story appearing in the December issue of 
the Quill. This ought to be an incentive for 
some one with a taste for story writing to get 
to work and try for the prize. The December 
issue will appear about the middle of the 
month. After this issue the new board will 
be elected. It is one of the requirements for 
election to the board that the candidate shall 
have had at least two articles published pre- 
vious to his election. The next number will 
be the last chance for those who have had 
but one article published and who intend to 
try for the board. 



A rule in regard to attendance which for- 
merly used to be in force has been lately rein- 
stated. The managers of the Base-ball, Foot- 
ball and Track Teams, and the Glee Club, in 
addition to the absences for which they are 
excused when they are away with their 
respective organizations, may be excused at 
the discretion of their several class officers for 
such further absences as are rendered neces- 
sary by the proper performance of their duties 
as managers ; provided that such absences are 
promptly reported, and further, that this priv- 
ilege may be entirely withdrawn in the case of 
any manager who abuses it by excessive or 
unnecessary absences. This privilege was 
withdrawn three years ago on account of its 
abuse, but it is to be hoped that now it will be 
used for its proper purpose in a moderate way. 



The Class of '75 intends to present to 
Bowdoin a set of ornamental gates for the 
main entrance between the Searles Building 
and the Walker Art Building. One of the 
foremost promoters of the work is Mr. Wil- 
liam C. Hatch of New Bedford, Conn., by 
whom most of the arrangements have been 
made. The gates will probably be con- 
structed of stone and brick and designed by 
McKim, Meade, and White, the architects. 



The electric light plant is now in good 
running order, so that there is no reason why 
we cannot all have just as good and just as 
many lights as we need for a moderate price. 
High candle-power lamps will be put over the 
entrance of each hall and the various build- 
ings on the campus, thus lighting what are at 
present some very dark places. In the midst 
of this good fortune, there is one great evil 
that ought to be stopped. That is, breaking 
the bulbs in the dormitory halls ; it is done by 
a few only and is not countenanced by the 
majority. Almost everybody would like to 
see such an unnecessary and expensive abuse 
ended, for there is very little satisfaction in 
living in darkness for the sake of a few who 
wish to destroy property. If there were no 
tampering with the lights or breaking bulbs 
we could use five lamps just as cheaply as we 
formerly used two. There will be a large 
reduction now, but it would be still greater if 
the lines and lights were only left undis- 
turbed. It is certainly for our advantage in 
every way to stop such nuisances. Probably 
one-half of our bill for average repairs is for 
electric lights and the other half for window 
glass. The majority of students would be 
glad to have that bill done away with ; nobody 
except the students, however, can put an end 
to it. And put an end to it we can if we try. 
A strong general feeling against such foolish- 
ness would do. a great deal toward the 
desired end. 



GREEK ARCHEOLOGY. 

Beginning with the next term Prof. 
H. de F. Smith will offer a new course called 
an Introduction to Greek Archaeology, to run 
through the winter and spring terms. The 
course, as originally planned, is one of three 
terms, and will hereafter run throughout the 
year. The work as arranged on a three-term 
basis is as follows : 

Fall and Winter terms. Courses i and 2, 
Introduction to Greek Archaeology. Four 



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hours a week at the convenience of instructor 
and students. The study of a hand-book of 
Archaeology will be supplemented by lectures 
and investigations in the original publications. 
The remains of the prehistoric civilization in 
the iEgean basin, commonly spoken of as 
Mycenaean, will first be considered. This will 
be followed by a study of Greek Architecture, 
while such subjects as Painting, Ceramics, 
and Coins will be treated in more sum.mary 
fashion. In the Spring term or as early in the 
preceding term as time allows. Course 3 will 
follow : An outline of the History of Greek 
Sculpture. Considerable illustrative material 
for these courses is already at hand in our 
Art Building. Through an appropriation for 
this purpose, made last Commencement, a col- 
lection of lantern slides and photographs has 
been started, and it is hoped this will 
be increased yearly. These reproductions, 
together with the books on the subject already 
in the library, will aid the student in becoming 
acquainted with a considerable portion of the 
works of Greek Art. It is also possible that 
some time may be spent in the Boston 
Museum of Fine Arts. The two-term course 
offered this year will cover as much as possible 
of the work outlined above and is elective for 
Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores. 



CAMPUS CHAT. 

E. M. Simpson, '94, was on the campus Wednes- 
day. 

M. H. Warren, Bowdoin, '96, was on the campus 
Tuesday. 

Rev. E. W. Moore, '02, plans to enter Bates after 
this term. 

Professor Robinson lectured to South Portland 
teachers, November 24. 

The Sophomores began on a review of the term's 
work in German, Monday. 

Bates College has just laid the corner-stone of 
her new Library Building. 

Giles and Clement, 1900, visited the campus 
during the Thanksgiving recess. 



H. J. Hunt, 1902, visited C. H. Hunt, 1902, in 
Portland over Thanksgiving. 

The Juniors are having daily quizes on the 
English Romantic Movement. 

The new heating and lighting system was turned 
over to the college last Saturday. 

Peabody, 1903, is at home on account of the ill- 
ness of his father, Judge Peabody. 

The Juniors in English Literature began on the 
"English Romantic Movement," Monday. 

Written quizes in Economics I and 4 occurred 
on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. 

And now comes a few weeks of mud, until the 
campus walks shall be covered with snow. 

Work is progressing rapidly on the out-door 
running track, and it will be completed soon. 

Thanksgiving recess begins henceforth at 12.30 
Wednesday, instead of 10.30 as it did last year. 

Mr. Andrews gave an examination in plane 
geometry to a favored few on Tuesday afternoon. 

Bowdoin sympathies with the Harvard- Yale 
game were well divided, with a leaning toward 
Yale. 

The recent ice-storm seriously injured some of 
the campus trees, but the old Thorndike Oak is still 
unhurt. 

Luther Peck, igo2, has been elected manager of 
the University of Maine foot-ball team for next 
season. 

A. M. Rollins, '99, Principal of Norway High 
School, spent several days in Brunswick Thanks- 
giving week. 

Rather less than the usual number of students 
stayed in Brunswick over Thanksgiving, — probably 
not a dozen, all told. 

Henry A. Wing, '80, of Auburn, and Lucien P. 
Libby, '99, of Vassalboro, were spectators of the 
Sophomore-Freshman game. 

The foot-ball season in the United States ended 
with the Soldier-Sailor game at Philadelphia, Sat- 
urday. Annapolis won, 11-7. 

Prof. A. H. Nason of Kent's Hill Seminary, 
Bowdoin, '99, has been studying with Professor 
Chapman during the past week. 

Cloudman, 1901, is back from a week's stay at 
Philadelphia, as representative of the Alpha Rho 
Chapter to the convention of the Kappa Sigma 
Fraternity. 

There was an informal dance in the Court Room, 
Friday evening, which nearly all of the few students 
in town attended. Emerson, '04, furnished music 
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Packard, 1904, saw the Yale-Harvard game. 

The last themes of the term were due Tuesday. 
Sophomores were allowed their choice of the Junior 
subjects, as well as those headed "For the Sopho- 
mores." 

The 1900-1901 catalogues have been issued this 
week. The present issue is a marked departure 
from that of former years, and is in all respects a 
decided improvement. 

The Freshmen experienced the usual Math. 
Exam. Wednesday before Thanksgiving, as a slight 
whet for their Thanksgiving dinners. There were a 
few casualties, as usual, and a few narrow escapes 
therefrom. 

The Freshmen had a yell ready to "spring" at 
the train, Wednesday of last week, according to 
custom. As to whether or not they "sprung" it 
there seems to be difference of opinion ; the Orient^ 
as non-partisan, declines to judge. 

Mr. Searles has just presented to the Science 
Building, through Professor Robinson, a large pho- 
tograph of himself and Mrs. Searles, for whom the 
building is named. The photograph was taken in 
Italy some months before Mrs. Searles' death. 

Dr. W. C. Kendall, Bowdoin, '85, who has been 
connected with the United States Fish Commission 
since 1889, was at the Science Building last week, 
examining the Bowdoin Labrador collection with a 
view to editing a manual relating to the fish of 
Maine. 

The following out-of-town alumni were in town 
for Thanksgiving: Judge A. P. Wiswell, '73, of 
Ellsworth; Dr. Robert H. Greene, '81, of New York; 
D. Weston Eliot, '97, of Lynn, Mass. ; Drew B. Hall, 
'99, of Albany, N. Y. ; E. W. Varney, '99, of Farm- 
ington, N. H. 

A long-continued thumping in the steam-pipes 
has greatly disturbed History recitations in Adams 
Hall. The return pipes''of the original system were 
laid beneath the cement floor of the cellar, too deep 
to make good connection with the new system. The 
floor is to be torn up and the pipes raised. 

Any one selection from Lowell's Essays was the 
required reading in Rhetoric I, due Wednesday of 
last week. The last reading this term will be 
"Prose Selections from Coleridge," edited by Beers; 
the first reading for next term will probably be 
Thurber's "Select Essays of Addison." 

President and Mrs. Hyde spent Thanksgiving 
with Mrs. Hyde's father in New York. Professor 
and Mrs. Hutchins spent Thanksgiving at Mrs. 
Hutchins' home in Massachusetts. Professor Cal- 
lender also was in Massachusetts. The rest of the 
Faculty were in Brunswick during the recess. 



Many Bowdoin students were interested in the 
production at Town Hall, week before last, of the 
two melodramas, "The Fatal Card" and "The 
Postmaster," and the well-known " Sapho," which 
proved to be by no means so wicked as reputed. 

Junior Outside History Reading due Decem- 
ber 12 : 

1. Winsor VL Ch. 1-3. 

2. Fiske American Revolution L Ch. 1-4. 

3. Hildreth II. Ch. 28, 29; III. Ch. 30-31. 

4. Trevelyan, American Revolution, Ch. 2-5, 7, 8. 

The 1902 Bugle Board has given the contract for 
its Bugle to the Lakeside Press, Portland. The 
contract calls for two hundred and five pages of 
reading matter and illustrations, and thirty-five 
pages of advertisements, the book to be printed on 
the same kind and thickness of paper as used in the 
1899 Bugle. 

Suppose we should lose our pleasant three days' 
recess at Thanksgiving? At Harvard and Yale 
there is none, and some of the "powers that be" 
consider none advisable here. The decision to keep 
the custom has been made only after discussion ; at 
one time, within a few weeks, there was serious 
thought of notifying the students through the class 
officers that after this year there would be granted 
but one day's holiday. 

"Of course you wear a Raglan. Then you must 
be interested to learn that Lord Raglan is the new 
British Under Secretary of War. The Pall Mall 
Gazette says he is imbued with the military spirit 
au bout des angles. However, he will pass down 
into history as the establisher of an overcoat whose 
shapelessness permits of its being worn not only by 
Johnnie and Jimmie and their 'pa,' but also by Sallie 
and Jennie and their 'ma.' " — Boston Journal. 

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The History Club met with Carter, Tuesday 
night. Professor MacDonald opened the meeting 
with a paper on the Negro Question in the South. 

The Orient is in receipt of the first two num- 
bers in the series of "Mathematical Monographs," 
issued under the general editorship of Professor 
Webster Wells of the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. The purpose of this series is to make 
direct contributions to the resources of the teachers 
of mathematics, by presenting freshly written and 
interesting monographs upon the history, theory, 
and methods of teaching both elementary and 
advanced subjects. 

The Bowdoin Club, an organization composed of 
members of the college alumni association residing 
in Boston and vicinity, held its regular meeting and 
dinner at the Copley Square Hotel last Saturday 
evening. Stephen S. Whitman, '75, of Brunswick, 
was a special guest. Among the graduates present 
were Thomas H. Talbot, '46, and Prof. Jotham B. 
Sewall, '48. A letter of regret at not being able to 
be present was read from Prof. H. C. Emery of 
Yale. Among the speakers besides those already 
mentioned were William M. Payson, '74. president 
of the club, George B. Sears, secretary, George R. 
Swasey, '75, Dr. Albion S. Whitman, '75, Edgar O. 
Achorn, '81, Henry S. Chapman, '91, and Roland 
W. Mann, '92. 



ATtiLETICS. 

Bowdoin 18, Fort Preble o. 
Bowdoin won the last game of the season from 
Fort Preble on the Deering grounds. Thanksgiving 
morning, by the small score of 18 to o. The small 
size of the score was caused by the condition of the 
grounds. With the field slippery as glass and cov- 
ered with a light snow, Bowdoin's fast backs and 
tackles were unable to get a swift start or to dodge. 
The score was really remarkable, considering the 
grounds, weather, and the shortness of the halves. 
The Fort Team was reinforced by three of the old 
Portland Athletic Club players, Twitchell, Perry 
and Smith, all of whom put up a star game. But on 
a good field in 2S-minute halves Bowdoin could have 
easily scored 45 points. The game was satisfactory 
from a financial view point, at least 1,000 spectators 
being present. For Fort Preble Twitchell, Smith, 
Perry, Muus, and Coon were the star performers. 
Perry was all over the field and did effective tack- 
ling, many times saving a touchdown. Muus was 
a big giant who, once under way on the slippery 
field, was hard to stop. He slid through left tackle 



once, and incidentally made 25 yards. Coon pro- 
tected his end from any long runs. The soldiers 
put up a remarkably good game considering the ill 
luck they have had during the season, and were a 
gentlemanly lot of fellows. The game was free 
from slugging. For Bowdoin, every man did his 
best,- considering the disadvantages he labored 
under. Most of the gains were made on their 
tackle plays, it being impossible to circle the ends. 
Hunt's -punting was the best he has done this year. 
Shaw gave a good account of himself in Cloudman's 
place. Kelley played for the first time since his 
injury and did some star tackling. Laferriere was 
back on his old position at right tackle and Ham- 
ilton was changed to left tackle. Both were ground 
gainers every time they had the ball. Coffin bucked 
the line hard, and Gregson played with his usual 
dash. Kelley and Fogg looked out for everything 
around the ends. Phipps made the sensational 
play of the game. On the first kick-off 
in the second half Gregson sent the ball over Fort 
Preble's goal line. Fort Preble brought the ball out 
to the 25-yard line and placed it on the ground. 
Phipps saw it and fell on the ball like a flash, and it 
was Bowdoin's ball on the 25-yard line. Fort 
Preble will study up the rules before she plays Bow- 
doin again. The game in detail : 

Preble kicked off and Bowdoin immediately be- 
gan using her straight tackle plays for four and ten 
yards, until she reached the Preble 30-yard line, 
where the ball was fumbled, and Perry fell on it. 
Bowdoin held Preble for downs and went at her 
hammering tactics. In five plays the thirty yards 
were covered and Hamilton went over for a touch- 
down. Coffin kicked goal. Score, Bowdoin 6, Fort 
Preble o. 

Preble kicked to Pratt, who ran 10 yards. Hunt 
immediately punted to the Preble 2S-yard line, 
Bowdoin planning to get the ball on downs. But 
right here the soldiers took a brace and did about 
their only playing in the game. By using Muus, the 
big tackle, and Eitner, they forced the ball, a few 
yards at a time, back down the field and inci- 
dentally got ten yards for offside. The field was 
so slippery that Bowdoin's line could not get a firm 
foothold and they were unable to get the ball until 
the half was over with the ball on Bowdoin's 50-yard 
line. 

In the second half Gregson kicked off high in the 
air, and the ball struck on the soldiers' five-yard line, 
and bounced back of the goal line. Preble brought 
the ball out to the 25-yard line and placed it 
thoughtlessly on the ground. Phipps fell on it, and 
then Gregson, Hunt and Laferriere brought it in 
three tries up to the Preble 2-yard line and Coffin 



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went over for the touchdown and then kicked a 
goal. Score, Bowdoin 12, Fort Preble o. 

Preble kicked off to Gregson, who placed the ball 
on the 50-yard line. Hunt punted to Preble's 30- 
yard line. Muus got under way quickly and by a 
skin tackle play through Bowdoin's left tackle, made 
25 yards, Pratt downing him in the middle of the 
field. It was the longest run of the game. Preble 
then fumbled, and Bowdoin hit the line twice for 
no gain. Hunt took the ball on a fake kick and 
attempted to go round the end, but Perry ran him 
outside after gaining five yards. Bowdoin took no 
more chances, but by steady gains through tackle by 
Hunt, Laferriere, and Gregson, worked the ball up 
the field and Gregson went over for the third and 
last touchdown. Coffin kicked goal. Score, Bow- 
doin 18, Fort Preble o. But little time remained. 
Pratt received the kick-off and made double pass to 
Hunt, who ran 10 yards. Bowdoin pushed the ball 
up to the middle of the field, where it was at the 
end of the game. 

Line-up and summary : 
Fort Prebi.e. Bowdoin. 

Perry, 1. e r. e., Kelley. 

Muus, 1. t r. t., Laferriere. 

Davis, Thompson, 1. g r. g., Phipps. 

Smith, c c, Bodwell. 

Rehm, r. g 1. g., Shaw. 

Eitner, r. t 1. t., Hamilton. 

Coon, r. e 1. e., Fogg. 

Jervey, q. b q. b., Pratt. 

Twitchell, 1. h. b r. h. b., Hunt. 

Stich, f. b f. b., Coffin. 

Haygood, r. h. b 1. h. b., Gregson. 

Score — Bowdoin 18, Fort Preble o. Touch- 
downs — Hamilton, Gregson, Coffin. Goals — Coffin 
3. Time— is-minute halves. Referee — John Sulli- 
van, Portland. Umpire — Robert Chapman, Port- 
land. Timekeepers — Lieut. Lawson and Watson, 
Bowdoin. Linesmen — Dorticos, U. of M., and Mar- 
shall, Bowdoin. 

Sophomores 41, Freshmen o. 
The annual game between the lower classes was 
played on the Whittier Field, Saturday, November 
24, and resulted in an overwhelming defeat for the 
Freshmen. It was naturally expected that the 
Sophomores would win, but not that they would be 
so overwhelmingly victorious. The Freshman line 
was much the lighter, and the Sophomores bucked it 
at will. The largest gains were made by skin tackle 
plays. The Freshmen only had one opportunity to 
score. On the first kick-off they secured the ball on 
1903's 5-yard line, only to lose it on a fumble in the 
first play. After that they were never within shout- 
ing distance of 1903's goal. Beane and Rowe, 1904's 
ends, put up the best game for their side, making 
tackles all over the field and saving many touch- 
downs. 1903 fumbled more than was necessary, and 
with stronger opponents their fumbles would have 



been costly. 1904, however, could not advance the 
ball when she had it, and only made her distance 
once in the game. No 'Varsity men took part in the 
game, but the Sophomores had several 'Varsity sub- 
stitutes. From appearances 1904 won't add many 
men to the 'Varsity squad next year. 

The game in detail : 

Mayo kicked off to Wilson on the lo-yard line. 
Wilson fumbled and Rowe fell on the ball and 
placed it on the 5-yard line. Now was the only 
chance of the game that the Freshmen had to score; 
they failed to improve it and fumbled, giving the 
ball to 1903. Webber made 8 yards through center. 

Wilson and Webber each gained 3 yards. Wil- 
son then made a beautiful line buck of 35 yards, 
Blanchard made 7 yards but dropped the ball and 
Rowe fell on it. 

Archibald and Clary each made a yard. Clary 
tried again, but Connors broke through and put him 
back for a loss of four yards. 

Blanchard gained 3 yards, Wilson added 3 yards, 
Wilson added 7 to that, and Blanchard 3. Webber 
gained 25 yards but fumbled. 1903 did not lose the 
ball because Wilson was on the ball as soon as it 
touched the ground. Wilson then bucked the line 
for 5 yards and a touchdown. Coffin kicked the 
goal. 

Score — 1903 6, 1904 o. 

Mayo kicked off to Spencer. He made 15 yards. 
Webber made 5 yards, Connors 8, Webber 2, 
Blanchard 3, and Wilson 7. Webber skinned tackle 
for 35 yards. 

Marshall made two yards and then Blanchard 
repeated Webber's performance and made a touch- 
down. Coffin failed at goal. Score — 1903 11, 
1904 o. ' 

Mayo again kicked off to Spence on the 15-yard 
line. He advanced 30 yards and fumbled. On the 
next play Coffin put Clary back for a loss of a 
yard. Nutter followed suit and put Archibald back 
two yards. Clary then gained 5 yards, but not 
enough to allow his team to keep the ball, which 
went to the Sophomores. 1904 held the Sophomores 
for downs. 

Mayo gained 7 yards, but fumbled. Coffin gained 
2 yards, Wilson 8, Webber the same, and 
Blanchard 5. Blanchard gained 5 yards, Cass was 
off-side and 1903 was given 10 yards. 

Connors made 8 yards. Blanchard went round 
end for 12 more. Wilson added 4 and Blanchard 7. 
Wilson bucked center twice and went over the line 
for a touchdown. Coffin kicked the goal. 

Score — 1903 17, 1904 o. 

Only one minute remained to play. Mayo 
kicked off to Connors on the 20-yard line. He car- 
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stopped. Wilson bucked center for two yards. 
Blanchard made 5 round end. Wilson and 
Blanchard then made 7 yards apiece and the half 
was over with the ball 25 yards from 1904's goal 
line. 

Second half : 

Coffin kicked off to Archibald who was downed 
on the iS-yard line by Nutter. Mayo and Clary 
were both put back for a loss. Archibald then 
attempted to punt, and was downed back of the 
line, scoring a safety. 

Score — 1903 19, 1904 o. 

Archibald punted out 45 yards to Wilson from 
the 25-yard line. Wilson gained 15 yards, being 
tackled by Rowe. Rowe put Webber back for a 
loss. He fumbled and Whiting fell on the ball. 

Clary was put back for two yards and Archibald 
for one by Nutter. 

Mayo punted 15 yards to Wilson, who was 
tackled by Rowe before he had time to advance the 
ball. Webber made 71 yards. 

Blanchard made a touchdown and Coffin kicked 
a goal, score 1903 25, 1904 o. 

Mayo kicked to Coffin on the is-yard line. He 
advanced the ball 25 yards. Webber added the same 
distance. On a double pass Nutter made 5 yards, 
Blanchard made 20, and Marshall 18. 

Webber went over the line for a touchdown. 
Coffin kicked the goal. 
Score — 1903 31, 1904 o. 

Mayo kicked off to Marshall on the 20-yard line, 
who made 15 yards. Blanchard made 9 and then 
3 yards. 

Wilson gained 3 through center and fumbled. 
Nutter fell on the ball. Webber made S yards, Wil- 
son 3, Connors 15. Beane put Marshall back for a 
loss of 3 yards. Webber made it up. Blanchard 
gained 7 yards, Marshall 3. Wilson huddled center 
for 6. Blanchard added 11 and Webber 8. Con- 
nors was off-side and 1904 was given 10 yards. 
Blanchard placed the ball within half a yard of the 
line and Webber carried it over. Coffin failed to 
score at goal. Score — 1903 36, 1904 o. 

Mayo kicked off to Marshall on the 15-yard line. 
He added 14 yards to that. Connors made 15 yards 
on a tackle play. Blanchard made two short gains 
of about 5 yards. Wilson added two more. Mar- 
shall made 33 and was finely tackled by Rowe. 
Webber made one of his 25-yard runs and Wilson 
went over for a touchdown just as time was called. 
Coffin failed at goal. Final score — 1903 41, 1904 o. 

The line-up : 
Sophomores. Freshmen. 

J. Perkins, 1. e r. e., Rowe. 

Marshall, 1. t r. t., Cass. 

Preble, 1. g r. g., Whitney. 



Shaw, c c., Roberts. 

Gould, r. g 1. g-, Grant. 

Connors, 1. t 1. t., Lowell (Capt.). 

Coffin (Capt.), Nutter, r. e 1. e.. Dean. 

Spencer, Coffin, q. b q. b., Wddes. 

J. Webber, r. h 1. h.. Clary. 

Blanchard, 1. h r. h., Archibald. 

Wilson, f. b f. b., Mayo. 

Score — Sophomores 41, Freshmen o. Touch- 
downs—Wilson 3, Blanchard 2, Webber 2. Goals 
from touchdowns— Coffin 4. Safety by Archibald. 
Umpires and Referee — Gregson, 1901, and Pratt, 
igoi. Linesmen— Mitchell, '03, Phipps, '04. Time- 
keepers— Dunlap, '03, Coan, '04. Time- 20 and 15- 
minute halves. Attendance 200. 

THE ALL-MAINE TEAM. 
During the past few weeks various Maine news- 
papers have published the ideas of their correspond- 
ents in regard to the men who should be given a 
place on the All-State Eleven. These opinions are 
valuable only as opinions, for they differ widely as to 
at least three positions on the team. The Orient 
picks out the following team for the work they have 
done this year, not through any sympathy for the 
other college teams of the State nor for their show- 
ing of other years. The team of 1900 should be com- 
posed of men who have played at least three games 
in one position this year. For center there is but 
one choice, Bodwell of Bowdoin, ripe in four years 
of experience in the position, weighing 260 lbs., has 
met with no equal in the Maine series and with 
little trouble from his Massachusetts opponents. 
Plays directed against him usually stop with a dull 
thud, and he makes up in weight what he lacks in 
aggressiveness. For left guard Cloudman of Bow- 
doin has no competitor. Cloudman has played the 
game of his life this season. He has played foot- 
ball in every game and is the only guard in the State 
able to head the end interference. No gains have 
been made through his position, and his breaking 
through and getting the man behind the line has 
been a strong feature of his play. 

P. Marshall of Bowdoin, is the best left tackle in 
the State. Active and strong he has been more than 
a match for all his opponents. He is a hard low 
tackier, advances the ball well and a strong blocker. 
He and Cloudman have made the left side of Bow- 
doin's line invincible this year. 

Baldwin of Bates, Phipps of Bowdoin, and Dun- 
lap of Bowdoin, have all been mentioned by the 
papers for right guard. Dunlap is no doubt a supe- 
rior man in this position, but as he has not played 
one game as guard this year, it is impossible to 
place him there. Phipps of Bowdoin has 
put up a remarkably strong game the entire season, 
and is a hard man to make distance through, while 
at making holes through the other Maine lines at 
least he has been extremely successful. He is a 



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superior man to any other Maine guard, and 
deserves this position. Right tackle also finds three 
candidates, Wormell of U. of M., Hamilton, and Dun- 
lap of Bowdoin. Wormell is the most aggressive, 
Hamilton the hardest man to gain ground through, 
and Dunlap the best ground gainer, tackle, and 
blocker. Dunlap can put out more men going down 
on the kick-off than any other Maine player. 
Wormell made a good showing against Colby, but 
against Bowdoin play after play was pushed 
.through him. Dunlap certainly deserves the posi- 
tion on account of his all-round usefulness. Full- 
back belongs to Dorticos of the U. of M. He is a 
hard line-bucker, first-class punter, and tackles low 
and hard. Coffin of Bowdoin is as good a line- 
bucker, but is weak on punting. Hunt of Bowdoin 
makes right half-back without dispute. He is one of 
the best running and dodging half-backs in the busi- 
ness. Gregson of Bowdoin should be left half-back 
and captain of the team, and the best all-round man 
on it, a strong line-bucker, hard tackier, and a sure 
interferer. Hunt and he make a pair that would be 
hard to beat. Snow of U. of M., and Pratt of 
Bowdoin, are the candidates for quarter-back. 
Critics agree that the place belongs to Pratt. He 
has displayed rare judgment in running the team 
during the entire season, is a sure tackier, and 
advances punts better than any man on the Bow- 
doin team. Pratt has not missed his man behind the 
line this year. Fogg of Bowdoin, Moody of Bates, 
Laferriere of Bowdoin, and Haggerty of Colby, are 
the candidates for the ends. If tackling, interfering, 
breaking up interference, and a knowledge of the 
game are the requisites of an end, Fogg deserves 
left end. He is a steady player and never lets a play 
pass his end. Haggerty has not shown up strong 
enough to be reckoned as a factor in an All-Maine 
Team. What he might do with stronger associates 
cannot be considered. For right end either Moody 
or Laferriere would^both fill the place acceptably. 
Moody is quicker on punts and is a hard, sure 
tackier. Laferriere is the brainier player, following 
the ball constantly, and assists in every play. Three 
times during the season he has saved the team from 
a mix-up in signals. Laferriere is the better 
all-round man of the two, but is slow on punts. 

The team : 

Bodwell, c. ; Cloudman, 1. g. ; Phipps, r. g. ; P. 
Marshall, 1. t. ; Dunlap, r. t. ; Fogg, r. e. ; Laferriere 
or Moody, r. e. ; Dorticos, f. b. ; Hunt, r. h. b. ; 
Gregson, 1. h. b. and captain ; Pratt, q. b. ; line 
substitutes, Baldwin, Hamilton. 

The objection may be made that the team is 
made up of too many Bowdoin men. It can't be 
otherwise. In the games against Colby and Maine 
State, man for man as they played on the field, 



Bowdoin was vastly superior. Bates only defeated 
Maine State by a narrow margin, showing that she 
is not so far above her in class. Some other reason 
than superior team work must be assigned for those 
scores, 68 to o; 38 to o. It is in the individual 
superiority of the players, making up the best team 
Maine has ever seen. There is no doubt but if the 
best eleven players that could be selected from the 
other Maine colleges should line up against Bow- 
doin's 1900 team that they would more than meet 
their equal. 



Y. M. C. fl. 

Thursday , evening before Thanksgiving Robin- 
son. 1903, was the leader of a brief Missionary meet- 
ing. He took his text from Paul's speech on Mars 
Hill. The trend of the evening's thought was that 
inquiry into missionary work is stimulating and 
necessary, even by college students who h.ave so 
many other interests which seem more important. 

Sunday afternoon Professor Mitchell spoke. 
Straightforwardness and honesty were the keywords 
to his talk, — honesty now, and honesty in later life, 
even when some men say that you must not be too 
finical in your honesty or you will not "succeed." 



ALUMNI. 

The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class sec- 
retaries, in procuring items of interest for this 
department. 

Probably few towns of its size have more college 
men, and especially Bowdoin alumni, than Wiscasset, 
down in Lincoln County. Besides the Rev. John 
Gregson, Kenyon, '68, there are at least five other 
college men, all from Bowdoin : R. K. Sewall, '37 ; 
Rev. A. P. McDonald, '91 ; C. E. Knight, '77; W. M. 
Hilton, '84; C. S. Sewall, '97- 

'62. — General C. P. Mattocks seems to be the 
leading candidate for appointment as Probate Judge 
in Portland. 

'68. — Dr. George W. Foster of Bangor and 
Washington, D. C, has been unanimously elected a 
director of the Eastern Maine Insane Hospital. 

M. '94.— Dr. Charles W. Bell married Miss Annie 
B. Stubbs on November 7, at Strong, Me. The 
bride is a sister of Richard H. Stubbs, Bowdoin, 
'98, and Harvard Medical, 1902. Dr. Bell is one of 
the board of pension examiners for Franklin 
County. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, DECEMBER 13, 1900. 



Vol. XXX. 



No. 20. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PlIBLISHRD EVERT THUKSDAY OF THE COLLKOIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD, 

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George C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . lUi.siiiess Manager 



Clement b\ Robinso.v, 1903, Assistant Editor-iii-Cliief. 
Eugene R. Kelley, 1902, Assistant Bnsine.ss Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902 News Editor 

Lyman A. Cousens, 1902 News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903 News Editor 

Farnsworth G. Marshall, 1903, . . Athletics Editor 
S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903, . . . Alumni Editor 

Per annum, in advance, ..... $2,00. 
Per Copy ,10 Cents. 

Please address business coniniunicatiuns to the Business 
Manager, and all other conlriUulions to the Editor-in-Cliief. 

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 



The Orient appears to-day instead of last 
Thursday for the reason that, as it is the last 
of the eleven issues of the term, it seemed 
better to postpone its publication until exami- 
nation week, rather than to have it come out 
at the usual time, thereby enabling the board 
to get later news of the college into the issue 
than would have been possible if it had been 
published at the regular date. 



The gold medal offered for the best Quill 
story will not be awarded this month, as was 
intended, but those who write for the next 
number will be eligible for the prize. 



One of the most thoroughly enjoyable 
evenings of the term was that of last Monday, 
when Professor and Mrs. Woodruff enter- 
tained fifteen students who liave taken 



advanced Greek courses. Professor and Mrs. 
Johnson were also present and assisted in 
receiving. Fitzgerald's translation of the 
"Agamemnon of iEschylus" was rendered 
most pleasantly by Professor Woodruff, and 
interesting questions followed, in which the 
qualities of the master tragedy were discussed. 
After the literary hour was spent the company 
enjoyed refreshments and made merry with 
college songs. The entertainment of Profes- 
sor and Mrs. Woodruff was much enjoyed, 
and will be long remembered by their guests. 



Professor MacDonald recently expressed 
himself as being a firm believer in cramming 
for examinations. While it has not been a 
general custom at Bowdoin he strongly 
advised it, saying that he considered cramming 
not only necessarj' in order to pass creditable 
examinations, but that the practice of devoting 
one's entire attention to one subject for a 
short time is one of the best means of prepa- 
ration for the duties of after life that can be 
had. 

Such a practice is exactly what a lawyer is 
frequently called upon to do, as are also men in 
public life. Time and time again these men 
are confronted with cases the nature of which 
they are entirely unfamiliar with and upon 
which it is necessary for them to prepare long 
speeches or to formulate arguments, on the 
shortest notice. Were it not for their ability 
to concentrate their facvilties untiringly upon 
the subject of consideration, it would be 
impossible for them to attain to any satisfac- 
tory result. More than one man high in pub- 
lic life traces this ability directly to the train- 
ing he received in college when cramming for 
his examinations. 

A matter that is worthy of consideration is 
that of lengthening the period for examina- 



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tion at the close of each term. On account of 
a number of conflicting courses it is often 
necessary to take two examinations in a day 
and in rare cases three. Thus it is much 
harder to do one's self justice than if a day or 
two elapsed between each examination. It is 
often necessary — with the present arrange- 
ment — to give individual examinations, which 
are sure to be inconvenient both for the 
professor who gives them and for the student 
who takes them. Often examinations do not 
close until Friday, and as all rank must be by 
Saturday morning, much inconvenience is 
caused to the Faculty in getting these last 
ipapers corrected in time. 

Just how a change might best be brought 
about is hard to say, but it would seem that 
if the examination period were lengthened by 
beginning earlier and continuing for ten days 
or two weeks, the present difficulty might be 
entirely done away with. 



The financial part of the foot-ball season 
has, like the other part, been most sn,ccessful. 
When elected the manager found the foot-ball 
association heavily in debt. The alumni were 
asked to subscribe, and generous contributions 
were received from them. The undergrad- 
uate body also came forward with liberal 
amounts, and the old debt was paid off, thus 
setting the association once more on its feet. 

The season its_g-lf has been managed in a 
most business-like way, and although there 
was no Bates game, which is always a money- 
maker, the manager's report shows that the 
association is over three hundred dollars 
ahead for the season. 

The Orient extends its congratulations to 
the management. 



The splendid success of our foot-ball team 
this year would seem to merit a greater reward 
than has been given to preceding teams. As 
usual the team is to receive caps, and it has 
already been .presented with sweaters by the 
Class of "75. But this year the team deserves 



something of a more lasting nature than caps 
and sweaters, having won as it has every 
game it has played, with the exception of 
those with Yale and Harvard. In many other 
colleges the management presents the mem- 
bers of the team with small gold foot-balls at 
the close of each season, which are intended 
to be worn as watch charms. We have heard 
some members of the team say that they 
would like to have these foot-balls, and consid- 
ing the work the team has done and the large 
surplus in the treasury, we think they ought 
to have them. 



CAMPUS^ CHAT. 

Peabody, 1903, has retunied to college. 

W. B. Clarke, '99, was on the campus last week. 

B. E. Kelley, 1902, is teaching school at Booth- 
bay. 

There is yet n6 twentieth century servant girl. 

—Ex. 

The out-door track has been completed this 
week. 

Professor Emery of Yale arrived in town last 
Friday. 

Senior themes in Political Economy are due next 
Saturday. 

Professor Files granted an adjourn in German i, 
last Friday. 

Christmas vacation extends from December 21 
to January 8. 

Professor Lee gave a lecture at Augusta last 
Friday evening. 

F. W. Briggs, '99, spent a few days at college the 
last of the week. 

The last outside history reading of the term 
was due Tuesday. 

The Sophomore Prize Declamation occurs next 
Thursday, the 20th. 

A group picture of the foot-ball scjuad was taken 
at Webber's last week. 

The Seniors have been on examination work in 
Chemistry for some days. 

Professor Chapman lectured on "Robert Burns" 
at Cumberland Center, Tuesday of last week. 

A good number of the students attended the Glee 
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175 



This has been a week of steady grind in prepara- 
tion for the coming examinations. 

The Orient hopes to move into a new room 
when the Hubbard Library Building is finished. 

Many of the students attended the production 
of "Zaza" in Portland the first of last week. 

A very neat half-tone of their foot-ball teaiii was 
sent with the last issue of the Amherst Student. 

They say that two women inquired at Number 8, 
Winthrop, one evening last week, if "this is a hotel ?" 

An entertainment was given by the Brunswick 
High School last night, for the benefit of their polo 
team. 

"Joe" Pendleton, 'go, was in Brunswick last week 
in the interests of Wright & Ditson, athletic out- 
fitters. 

Measles is just now epidemic among Brunswick 
.school-children, but no cases have yet appeared at 
college. 

Monday was the first really cold day of the 
sea.son. Double windows are now in great demand 
in the "ends." 

Miss Lane, the Assistant Librarian, leaves Thurs- 
day for a visit of several months at her mother's in 
Braintree, Mass. 

Now is the time when those in the dormitories 
rejoice that henceforth there is no "anchor ice" to 
interfere with their electric lights. 

The Sophomore Prize Speakers elected, Friday, 
as their Committee of Arrangements, B. L. Smith, 
F. G. Marshall, and S. C. W. Simpson. 

Next Friday Manager Walker will send out cir- 
cular letters to the different fitting schools in the 
State concerning the Invitation Meet. 

Professor MacDonald explained to the Sopho- 
more History Class, Thursday, the necessity and 
advantage of "cramming" for examinations. 

We see by the Bangor News of last Thursday 
that Bangor High will make every effort to make a 
creditable showing in the invitation meet next spring. 

The following men have been elected to the 
Quill board : Fogg, chairman ; Rodick, business 
manager ; Walker, Preston, Stone, McCann, Gross. 

Latin 4 had adjourns this week, the time to be 
devoted to writing a two thousand word theme to 
take the place of the term exam. Subject: The 
Captives of Plautus. 

The Seniors in Economics 4, have been busy 
lately writing a five thousand word theme which 
is to count as one-third of the term's work. Sub- 
ject: The Low Tariff of 1846-1860. 



In place of themes to Professor Mitchell, Juniors 
taking Economics 2, winter term, will be required to 
write themes in that course. The same will prob- 
ably be true of the spring term. 

Friday afternoon and 'Saturday there were 
adjourns in Chemistry. Professor Robinson was 
inspecting liquor agencies in Eastern Maine, in 
accordance with his duties as State Assayer. 

Professor Goodell, on account of illness, gave 
the class in Spanish an adjourn Saturday. On Fri- 
day of this week, at the last exercises of the term, 
there will be a written test on the assigned lesson. 

There is a balm for the Colby boys in the sug- 
gestion of an exchange that their defeats in foot- 
ball this fall, indicate that they are devoting more 
time to their studies than usual. — Kennebec Journal. 

The nineteen hundred Passion Play of Oberam- 
mergau was reproduced by motion pictures at the 
town hall on Monday evening, under the auspices of 
the W, C. T. U. The lecture was by E. R. Chap- 
man. 

Professor Lee gave two very interesting illus- 
trated lectures before the Geology class on Thurs- 
day and Saturday of last week. The lectures were 
a description of the Bowdoin Labrador expedition, 
and exhibited the striking geological characteristics 
of the country. 

The following were elected officers of the Foot- 
Ball Association : 

President, Cousens, '02; Vice-President, Moody, 
'03; Secretary and Treasurer, Libby, '03; Director 
from 1904, Coan ; Manager foot-ball team, Noyes, 
'02 ; Assistant Manager foot-ball team, Nutter, '03. 

The Merrymeeting Park menagerie has been 
shipped to Boston, where it is on exhibition at the 
Maine Sportsman's Show, which is being held at the 
South Station. The show will continue for thirteen 
weeks, and is under the direction of Hon. Amos F. 
Gerald and other well-known Maine men. 

"Colby Stories," a book descriptive of college 
life at Colby, has just been issued. The author is 
Herbert C. Libby, a member of the present Junior 
Class, and the work reflects much credit upon Mr. 
Libby, who is one of the brightest young men in 
the State. He is a native of Waterville and son of 
the late Hon. I. C. Libby of that city. 

Dr. Edward Everett Hale, in an address before 
the Harvard Religious Union a few days ago, gave 
his three rules of life: First, live as much as possi- 
ble in the open air ; second, touch elbows with the 
rank and file ; third, talk every day with a man 
whom you know is your superior. Good sugges- 
tions, surely. 



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President Hyde's text at chapel. Sunday after- 
noon, was the Golden Rule, and in his talk he 
urged the application of the Rule to the payment of 
the small debts which the fellows often run up so 
carelessly, and its application also to the reference 
books in the Library. 

The foot-ball team sat for its picture last Thurs- 
day. Harry Joseph Hunt of Bangor was elected 
captain for next year. He is a Junior, twenty-two 
years old, and has played half-back in nearly every 
game since he entered, before which time he was 
captain of one of Bangor High School's winning 
teams. 

The Glee, Mandolin, and Guitar Clubs gave a 
concert to a large audience at Hoegg Hall, Deering 
Center, last Thursday. Before the concert the mem- 
bers of the clubs were given a supper by the ladies' 
circle of the Congregationalist Church in their 
vestry, and after the concert there was a dance in 
Hoegg Hall. 

For the third consecutive year Harvard defeated 
Yale in the annual intercollegiate debate at Saunders 
Theatre, Cambridge, Friday evening. The ques- 
tion was, " Resolved, that the permanent retention 
of the Philippine Islands by the United States is 
desirable." Harvard had the affirmative, and by 
brilliancy of speech and logic in argument over- 
powered her opponent. 

Said an alumnus of the college in a recent con- 
versation with a member of the Orient board : 
"Every student should keep a scrap-book during 
his college course, and he should paste in it all souve- 
nirs of college life which he is able to obtain. 
This would take but little time and would be valued 
highly in after life." Surely this is a good sugges- 
tion, and should be considered by each under- 
graduate. 

Although there is but little heard about resub- 
mission in Maine at present, it is learned from what 
seems to be good authority, that the issue will bt 
agitated at the coming session of the legislature. It 
is understood that those who favor high license have 
organized to push the matter and have employed 
an attorney to represent them. It does not seem as 
though resubmission would be a popular question 
with the law-makers at present, with the decided 
prohibitory movement evidenced throughout the 
State. 

The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi went 
to Lewiston, last Friday evening, as the guests oi 
Miss Emmie D. White at dinner. Mr. and Mrs. 
White, Mrs. Dawes, and Misses Briggs, Dingley, 
Hunt, Pratt, Parkin, Pennell, and Coan assisted 
Miss White in receiving the guests in rooms taste- 



fully decorated in the Fraternity colors, and after 
the dinner joined with them in singing and conversa- 
tion. Such pleasant occasions are rare in the aver- 
age college man's life, and so it goes without say- 
ing they are most heartily enjoyed. 

D. L. Colvin of Wesleyan College, Ohio, was 
here last Friday afternoon in the interests of the 
Intercollegiate Prohibition movement, of which he 
is the head. Because of the unexpectedness of his 
arrival very few fellows met him, but it is hoped 
that there will be a goodly number present next 
Friday afternoon when he returns from a visit to 
University of Maine and Colby. He will speak to 
those who wish to hear, in Massachusetts Hall, 
between five and six. Mr. Colvin does not repre- 
sent any "crank" movement, though the name per- 
haps gives that unfortunate impression. The league 
to which he belongs discusses the alcohol question 
as an economic problem, for which a practical solu- 
tion must be found and applied. 

Among those who have promised contributions 
for the forthcoming volume of "Tales of Old Bow- 
doin," which J. C. Minot, '96, and D. F. Snow, '01, 
are to compile and publish, are President Hyde, 
Professor Chapman, Elijah Kellogg, '40, Rev. E. A. 
Rand, '57, J. W. McDonald, '67, C. A. Stevens, '69, 
Webb Donnell, '85, C. B. Burleigh, '87, A. W. Tol- 
nian, '88, William M. Emery, '89, H. S. Chapman, 
'91. Thomas L. Marble, '98, James M. Webber, 1900, 
K. C. M. Sills, '01, John Gregson, Jr., '01, and 
others. The book will be of about 300 pages, ta.stily 
bound in cloth, and illustrated. A canvass is now 
being made of the college, and a little later one will 
be made of the alumni body, .so that the editors may 
know how general will be the support given this 
praiseworthy object, and how large an edition will 
be required to meet the demand. 

CANDY! 

SPECIAL OFFER of Fine and Fancy Mixed and 
Assorted Candies for the Holidays. We offer to send until 
January 1st, Five Pound Sample Boxes of Fine and Fancy 
Mixed and Assorted Cream and Chocolate Candies of all 
kinds, direct to consumer or any address, upon receipt of 
price. We prepay express charges. 

Prices: Fine and Fancy Mixed, per box, $1.00. Extra 
Fancy Mixed of Cream and Chocolate of all kinds, per box, 
$1.25. Fine and Fancy Assorted Cream and Chocolate of 
all kinds, per box, Si -SO. We allow a reduction of 15c. 
per box if four or more boxes are ordered by one or more 
parties to be sent in care of one address. Orders for 
Christmas should be in our hands by Dec. 22d. Send Post- 
Office or Express Money Order, and state Express shipping 
point. Address, The Hudson Candy Co., 323 West 13th 
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Last Thursday evening Charles C. Shaw, '03, 
was the leader. "Loving the Divine Law" was the 
subject of the evening's talk. Since Law is the 
cause or principle from which our actions proceed, 
and God's Law is His will for us, we should love 
this Divine Law of His in order that we may be 
worthy of the best there is in us. So, as Psalm L 
says, we shall ourselves be happy, and shall make 
others so. 

Sunday afternoon there was no regular speaker, 
but the thirty fellows who gathered in the Hall 
carried on a brief song service under the leadership 
of Larrabee, '01. Neither are such song services to 
be lightly regarded ; they are sometimes one of the 
most effectual means of appeal the Association can 
take. 



ATHLETICS. 

Active athletic work will begin immediately on 
the opening of next term. The coach will be here 
at the opening of the term to start the practice for 
the running team. The new board track will be 
completed by that time, and daily exercise will be 
taken upon it by the candidates for the relay team. 
Candidates should present themselves for training 
immediately at the opening of the winter term. The 
team will be chosen by a competitive run before the 
first meet, February 16, 1901. Prominent candi- 
dates are Cloudman, Snow, Nutter, Grey, Gregson, 
Hunt, and Soule. The new track should enable our 
team to chop a few seconds from the record of 
former teams. It is twelve laps to the mile, and 
admirably situated for its purpose. By the estab- 
lishing of the new heating plant in the gymnasium, 
the old base-ball cage was entirely blotted out. 
Captain Pratt is making an effort to have the upper 
part of Memorial Hall for this purpose. If he suc- 
ceeds practice will begin at the opening of the win- 
ter term. 

The following men have won their B this 
season, and together with Managers Berry and East- 
man had their pictures taken last week : Gregson, 
Bodwell, Hunt, Cloudman, Phipps, Leighton, Upton, 
Pratt, Swett, Kelley, Laferriere, Hill, Coffin, Wilson, 
Dunlap, Hamilton, Fogg. 

BOWDOIN CHAMPION TEAM. 

John Gregson, Jr., '01, captain and left half-back, 

is from Wiscasset, Me. He fitted for college at 

Worcester High, Worcester, Mass., where he played 

end on the school eleven. He is 5 feet 9}/^ inches 



tall, 22 years old, and weighs 170 pounds. He made 
the 'Varsity in his Freshman year as end, and for 
the last three years has played half-back. Gregson 
is one of the best interferers in the business, a hard, 
sure tackier, and strong line-bucker. Much of the 
praise for this season's record is due his careful 
leadership. He has played in every game during 
the season. 

Royal Henry Bodwell, '01, center, is a Brunswick 
man, a graduate of Brunswick High, upon whose 
team he played center. He is 6 feet i inch in height, 
weighs 265 pounds, and is 21 years old. Making the 
'Varsity his Freshman year, for four years he has 
been the anchor of Bowdoin's rush line. Plays 
aimed through Bodwell generally stop with a dull 
thud. He has played in every game of the season. 

Paul Stanley Hill, '01, left tackle, comes from 
Saco, Me., and fitted at Thornton Academy. He did 
not play foot-ball in the fitting school. He is ig 
years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, and weighs 167 
pounds. He made the 'Varsity his Junior year, play- 
ing half-back and tackle. This year he played the 
game of his life at left tackle. He is a quick, aggres- 
sive player, tackling hard and advancing the ball 
well. Hill has done goal kicking this season and has 
missed few. He has played in eight games this 
season. 

George Loring Pratt. '01, quarterback, is a strong 
man, and a graduate of Farmington High School. 
He is 2.3 years old, 5 feet 8 inches in height, and 
weighs 148 poimds. Pratt never played foot-ball 
until this year, but developed into a first-class man. 
He is a hard tackier, a sure catch, and a fine runner 
and dodger. He has played eight games. 

Alfred Louis Laferriere, '01, left end, is from 
Norway, Me., where he fitted at the Norway High 
School. He was captain and full-back of his school 
eleven. He is 5 feet 9 inches in height, 21 years 
old, and weighs 180 pounds. He made the 'Varsity 
as a Junior, playing right tackle last year. He is 
a brainy player, following the ball closely, and a 
strong tackier. Laferriere has played in every game 
this year. 

Harry Howard Cloudman, '01, left guard, of 
South Windham, Me., needs no introduction to the 
sporting world. He is 23 years old, 6 feet 2 inches 
tall, and weighs 193 pounds. He is a graduate of 
Gorham High, where he played center on the school 
eleven. He made the 'Varsity Freshman year as 
guard. In Sophomore year he played half-back, 
and for the last two years guard. Cloudman can 
sprint in 9 4-5, and when he gets loose with the ball, 
none need try to catch him. He is a hard, sure 
tackier and breaks through the line for his man 
many times in a game. He played in six games. 

Edward Kavanagh Leighton, '01, left guard, is 
from Thomaston, Me. He fitted for college at 



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Fryeburg Academy, where he was captain and full- 
back of the school eleven for two years. He is 22 
years old. 6 feet 2 inches tall, and weighs 187 
pounds. As a Junior he played left guard and 
center, and was a hard and aggressive player. An 
accident prevented him from playing but two games, 
this year. 

Herbert Lindsey Swett, '01. guard, of Bangor, 
prepared for college at Bangor High School, where 
he played guard upon the eleven of that school. 
Swett made the 'Varsity as a Junior, playing center 
and guard. This year he has played three games 
as guard. He is an aggressive player, and can be 
counted on to open a hole. Swett is 22 years old. 
weighs 182 pounds, and is 5 feet 11^ inches tall. 

Harry Joseph Hunt, '02, of Bangor, is one of the 
best halfbacks in the business. He fitted at Bangor 
High, where he played on that team three years, in 
its prosperous days. He is 22 years old, weighs 190 
pounds and is 5 feet 11 inches tall. He made the 
'Varsity in his Freshman year. Hunt's specialty is 
his long end runs, and when once he gets under 
way no one has been known to stop him. Hunt 
can punt farther than any man in college. He is 
the newly-elected captain for 1901, and can be 
counted on as sure to pilot the team to victory. 
Hunt has played in every game this year. 

Benjamin Pierce Hamilton. '02, right tackle, 
hails from Waterboro, Maine. He is 25 years 
old, weighs 160 pounds, and is 5 feet 11 inches tall. 
Hamilton made the 'Varsity his Sophomore year as 
substitute guard. He fitted at Thornton Academy. 
He is a hard tackle, and defends well his position. 
He has played in eight games this season. 

Fogg, '02, left end, is from Portland. He is 22 
years old, five feet ten inches in height, and weighs 
150 pounds. He fitted at Portland High School, 
where he played right end. During his first two 
college years he played upon his class team, not 
making the 'Varsity until his Junior year. Fogg is 
a good tackier and interference breaker, and has a 
thorough knowledge of the game. He has played 
in five games. 

Benjamin Edward Kelley, "02, end, is from 
Boothbay. Maine, and fitted at Lincoln Academy, 
where he played tackle. He is 21 years old, S feet 
9 inches tall, and weighs 145 pounds. An unfortu- 
nate accident early in the season kept him out of 
all but two games this season. Kelley is one of the 
aggressive players on the team, and is in every 
play. 

Richard Webb Upton, '02, fullback, is from 
.Anson, Maine. He fitted for college at Anson 
Academy. He is 22 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 
and weighs 150 pounds. He made the 'Varsity 
during the Freshman year as substitute fullback. 



played during his Sophomore year as fullback. 
Owing to injuries Upton has played in but five 
games this year. He is a hard line bucker, fierce 
tackier, and one of the best punters in college. 

Edward Augustus Dunlap, Jr., '03, tackle and 
fullback, is another Brunswick man from Bruns- 
wick High School, where he played tackle and 
guard. He is 21 years old. weighs 181 pounds, and 
is 6 feet 3 inches tall. He made the 'Varsity Fresh- 
man year, playing as tackle and guard. He 
advances the ball well, is a great punter and a hard 
interferer. Dunlap has played in 5 games this sea- 
son, injuries preventing his taking part in the other 
games. 

Jesse Davis Wilson. '03, fullback, is another 
Brunswick man from Brunswick High, where he 
played halfl3ack. Wilson is 19 years old, 5 feet 10 
inches tall, and weighs 145 pounds. Wilson has 
played at fullback three games this season, and is a 
hard line bucker. He advances the ball well and is 
a sure tackier. 

The fourth Brunswick man upon the team is 
Philip Owen Coffin. 19 years old, S feet 11 inches tall, 
and weighing 167 pounds. Coffin was fullback and 
Captain of his school eleven. An accident pre- 
vented his playing until late this season, and he has 
onl}' played three games, but he has showed himself 
a hard line bucker, sure tackier and a coming man 
for next season. 

Maurice Phipps, '04. right guard, fitted at Hop- 
kinson. He is 20 years old, 6 feet i inch tall, and 
weighs 215 pounds. This year on the 'Varsity. He 
is an aggressive player, active, and a sure tackier, 
and always makes his hole. Phipps has played 
everv game this season. 



ALUMNI. 

The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class secre- 
taries, in procuring items of interest for this depart- 
ment. 

'60. — General John Marshall Brown of Portland 
has been in Washington, the past week, to present 
to Congress the annual report of the Board of Man- 
agers of the Home for Disabled Soldiers. 

M. '61. — During President Eliot's winter vaca- 
tion abroad. Dr. Henry Pickering Walcott. of the 
Harvard corporation, will take his place. Dr. Wal- 
cott is chairman of the Massachusetts Board of 
Health, Fellow of the American Academy, and a 
member of the Massachusetts Historical Society. 

'62. — General Charles P. Mattocks of Portland, 
was last week appointed Probate Judge by the 



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Governor, and several newspapers have contained 
accounts of his active life and distinguished deeds. 

'64. — Of a dozen or so prominent and clear- 
headed New Yorkers who have heen deliherating on 
the defects in the greater city's charter and devising 
means for hringing that instrument into better 
working order, and who recently submitted to 
Governor Roosevelt their formal report on charter 
revision, Mr. James McKeen was not an inconspic- 
uous one. Mr. McKeen is a lawyer of long experi- 
ence and high standing, with his office in Manhattan 
and home in Brooklyn. He is president of the 
famous Hamilton Club, and member of numerous 
other clubs, societies, and associations, and is in 
frequent requisition as an after-dinner speaker. He 
has merely touched the edge of politics, but his fit- 
ness and well-known dislike for the "machine" have 
suggested him as a strong candidate for Mayor of 
New York on whom the anti-Tammany forces 
might and may unite. Mr. McKeen is president of 
the Bowdoin General Alumni Association. 

'66. — Dr. John Swan, a well-known physician of 
Westbrook, died at his home, November 17, after a 
sudden illness of two or three days. Dr. Swan was 
born in Brownfield, Me., November i, 1840. He 
acquired his education at Fryeburg Academy and 
Bowdoin College. Soon after obtaining his degree, 
he enlisted in the U. S. Cavalry as assistant surgeon. 
For nearly a generation he was active in his chosen 
profession. His capacity for hard work was 
remarkable, and his labors were attended by a suc- 
cess which was very gratifying to his many friends. 

'79. — Gen. C. P. Mattocks, '62, in the Leiviston 
Journal of December i, pays a long tribute to Judge 
James C. Tarbox, now of the i8th judicial circuit of 
Minnesota. Mr. Tarbox is remembered by his pro- 
fessors here as a cool, clear-headed scholar, leader 
of his class all through the course ; and winner of 
the Smyth, Sewall, and Brown extemporaneous 
prizes. " He was, at gradiiation," says Gen. Mat- 
tocks, "both mentally and physically one of the 
best specimens of bright and well and evenly devel- 
oped young manhood that Maine has' ever sent 
forth." After several years in a government posi- 
tion at Washington, he moved to Minnesota, where 
he soon became the leading lawyer of the vicinity, 
and prominent in social and philanthropic move- 
ments. Although he had kept out of politics, he 
was elected county attorney, in 1896, and soon aftei 
appointed District Judge, which honorable position 
he now holds. The article is illustrated by a pic- 
ture of Mr. Tarbox. 

N. '82. — Hon. George' G. Weeks of Fairfield, one 
of the senators from Somerset County, who has 



been critically ill, is now much better and will prolj- 
ably gain complete recovery. 

'87. — Prof. Charles J. Goodwin of the Department 
of Greek, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Penn., has 
recently had published by the Nealey Company an 
interesting novel of Modern Life, entitled "The Rose 
and the Thorn." 

Obituary. 

'94. — Emery H. Sykes, of the Columbia eleven, 
is praised highly by the New York papers, because 
of the remarkable game he has played this fall. 
Mr. Sykes is especially well remembered at Bow- 
doin, because of his success in the same line. 

'94. — The New York papers are making a hero 
of Quarterback Sykes of the Columbia University 
eleven, who has played such a remarkable game all 
this fall. Mr. Sykes is well remembered in this 
State for his work on the Bowdoin eleven and nine. 
After being out of college six years, during which 
time he has been teaching, Mr. Sykes entered Colum- 
bia tq study law, and resumed his foot-ball work 
as though he had been playing all the time. 

'96. — John E. Frost is teaching the high school 
at Strong, Me. 

'96. — Willard S. Bass is teaching in the Chicago 
University. 

'96. — J. E. Frost is teaching in Strong, Maine. 

'97. — Clark B. Eastman of Portland was married 
at Cumberland Mills, December 5th, to Miss Maud 
Estelle Additon. They are to be at home to their 
friends after January i at 57 Main Street. Mr. 
Eastman, however, is to retain his law office in Port- 
land. 

'98.— John W. Condon of Berlin, N. H., and Miss 
Rose Louise Streeter of Bernardston, Mass., were 
married September 25, 1900. Since October 7 they 
have been at home at 298 Hanover Street, Manches- 
ter, N. H. Mr. Condon has a good position with the 
Manchester Daily Union. 

'98. — A very sad drowning accident occurred at 
Orr's Island, November 21. Robert W. Alexander, 
only son of Isa,ac Alexander of Harpswell, was on 
his way from Orr's Island to Harpswell Neck, and 
his light skiff capsized in a sudden squall. Mr. 
Alexander was principal of the Orr's Island School, 
and made this trip daily. 

While at college Mr. Alexander was not the kind 
of fellow that makes much of a stir in college 
affairs ; but he was a sincerely honest fellow, and a 
Y. M. C. A. man ; a fellow thoroughly respected by 
all who knew him, and always to be depended on in 
college interests, or in his studies, to do thorough, 
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preparing himself to take up teaching as a profes- 
sion. He was twenty-three years old. 

'99._Walter B. Clarke is a candidate for 
re-election to the assistant secretaryship of the 
Maine Senate. Inasmuch as he has already served 
one term and has performed this duty in a manner 
satisfactory to all concerned, party usage will natur- 
ally give him the place without much opposition. 

'gg. — W. B. Clark of Damariscotta is a candidate 
for re-election as assistant clerk of the State Senate, 
and has influential backers, besides the prestige of 
party usage. 

I'goo.— James P. Webber of Bath, has been 
elected teacher of English in the Bath High School. 

igoo.— Philip L. Pottle has a position with the 
International Paper Company, Rumford Falls, Me. 

igoo.— Archie J. Hamlin is teaching Latin and 
Greek at Northwood Academy, Northwood Center, 
N. H. 

igoo.— Robert F. Chapman of Portland sails 
from New York, December 8th, for a six months' 
tour abroad with his sister. Egypt will be the firsi 
country visited. 

igoo.— The Lewiston Journal has the following 
to say of our latest ex-editor-in-chief : 

A good example of what college does for a man 
is shown by the success of Percy A. Babb, of Bridg- 
ton, who was graduated from Bowdoin last June. 
Some time last winter Mr. Babb was offered a chance 
to go to Utah and do assaying work in a large mine 
there. The offer was made by a Bowdoin alumnus, 
who owns considerable stock in the mine and who 
met Mr. Babb through brothership in a college 
fraternity. Mr. Babb accepted the offer, studied 
hard in chemistry and mineralogy, took his final 
examination two weeks before commencement, and 
set out for Utah and his new work. The mine is 
under the operation of the Uintah Copper Summit 
Co., and is situated^n the town of Vernal, Uintah 
county. Mr. Babb started in on his new work with 
all the zeal and eagerness which characterized his 
work while in college. At first he often worked 48 
hours without sleeping, and studied into all the 
workings of the mine. He started with assaying 
work, but was soon promoted to boss of a construc- 
tion crew, and by the first of August has become 
boss of a smelting crew, receiving for this a salary 
of $200 per month. Since that time Mr. Babb has 
been further promoted, and is now assistant super- 
intendent of the mine at a salary of $3,000 a year. 
The mine produces $3,000 worth of ore every day at 
an approximate cost of about $500. While in col- 
lege Mr. Babb was a prominent athlete, was editor 
of the Orient, manager of the Bugle, and promoter 
of several private financial schemes. 




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BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

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The difficulty of the curriculum is being 
steadily increased as time goes on as is shown 
by the large number of conditions given 
last term. The Faculty now requires that 
more work be done than formerly, and that it 
be done more carefully and thoroughly than 
ever.' The three hour courses, for example, 
while they occupy one hour less per week than 
the corresponding courses of last year, are in 
reality more difficult than ever on account of 
the large amount of outside reading wliich is 
required. Despite the decrease in hours, too, 
these courses are more compi'ehensive than 
formerly, as the outside work more than makes 
up the difference. 

The change was severely felt last term, 
and the ranks given out suffered in conse- 
quence. While the Faculty do not intend to 
impose an unfair amount of work on anyone, 



they intend to make it so that the utmost dili- 
gence shall be required in order to do good 
work during the term and to pass successful 
examinations at the end. 



Nearly all of the most progressive institu- 
tions of the time are resorting to the method 
of raising money by popular subscriptions. 
Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth are among these, 
and Wellesley has just raised $100,000 in two 
sums of $50,000 each, to be devoted to the 
establishment of two professorships. 

The expenses of the college are large. 
$50,000 a year will not cover them. Although 
the long period of litigation of the Garcelon 
estate is over and Bowdoin has received a gen- 
erous bequest, besides several other sums, we 
have not as much money as we need. 

Through the kindness of General Hubljard 
we will soon possess a new library which will 
be the equal of any in the countr}'. A library 
has been needed for a long time, and we are 
all glad that it is so soon to be. Another thing 
that we are greatly in need of is a new gymna- 
sium. The present one was built a good while 
ago, and the demands for gymnasium room 
have entirely outgrown the possibilities of the 
building. Two-thirds of the basement has 
been turned into a central heating and lighting 
plant, thereby necessitating the removal of the 
base-ball cage and bowling alleys. The plans 
for a new gymnasium are under consideration 
at present, and Dr. Sargent of Harvard has 
offered his assistance in their perfection. But 
unless some money can be raised the gymna- 
sium will not be built for some time. It is 
not good policy to wait until some one dies and 
leaves a becjuest to the college, but it would 
be much better to start a subscription among 
its alumni and friends. Other colleges are 
raising large sums by this means, and we think 
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give as the alumni of any other institution. If 
a subscription were started it seems as if a 
considerable sum might be raised. At any 
rate it would do no harm to try. 



AN OLD CONTROVERSY CLEARED 

UP. 
Editors of the Orient: 

A clipping from a vacation number of the 
Brnnszvick Telegraph, recently called to my 
attention, revives the old controversy as to the 
means employed by the Class of '90 to remove 
the Freshman flag from the chapel spire. As 
the extract alluded to states, I did relate the 
details of the escapade to a group of gradu- 
ates during the last commencement. For the 
interest and information of those who still 
seem to be keeping the incident in mind, and 
to dispel some of the glamour that may attach 
to this dangerous and profitless exploit in the 
minds of future undergraduates, I will narrate 
briefly the circumstances of the adventure. 

In the fall of 1887 the late Jonathan Cilley, 
of the Class of 'Ninety-One, on his own initia- 
tive and unassisted, climbed hand-over-hand 
to the pinnacle of the north spire of King's 
Chapel, a distance of one hundred and twenty- 
four feet, and displayed there a banner bearing 
the figures of the year of his class and the 
significant symbols of old Phi Chi. He did 
this in the night. Cilley sustained some injury 
from a fall of about twenty feet from the rod 
to the roof of what was then the old Museum. 
His only means of ascent was the lightning 
rod, and his hands were severely lacerated 
from contact with it and the iron staples 
by which it is attached to the wall. It 
was the daring act of a resolute spirit. John 
Cilley's memory, with all who knew him in 
and out of college, is that of a masterful, per- 
sistent character, tempered with gracious 
courtesy and a high ideal of personal honor. 
His early death was a large loss to the young 
manhood of his generation. 

It goes without saying that anyone at all 



familiar with the traditions of Bowdoin Col- 
lege at that period will readily understand the 
discomfiture into which my own (the Sopho- 
more) class was thrown by this act of unprec- 
edented daring and defiance. Neither will 
they be at a loss to imagine the jibes and 
taunts to which we were submitted by the 
upperclassmen. Several tmsuccessful attempts 
were made by the more athletic spirits of the 
class to duplicate Cilley's feat and remove the 
objectionable emblem. I believe Dr. Turner 
of Augusta conceived the ingenious plan of 
reaching the rod from the belfry and thereby 
shortening the route. But this was found 
upon investigation to be impracticable. Along 
with the rest of my classmates, I presume I 
gave the matter no small amount of study and 
speculation. At length a plan occurred to me 
by which, if the staples could be relied upon, 
the ascent seemed easy, practicable, and com- 
paratively safe. That is, it required no marked 
degree of dexterity or endurance. Any young 
man with a steady nerve, who could climb a 
rope ladder a few feet, and then transfer his 
weight to another similar ladder, might readily 
carry it into execution. This plan, sketched 
in the ensuing paragraph, was the one I 
employed. 

Two duplicate tackles were made, one of 
which may be described as follows: First, a 
light, strong pole was secured, long enough so 
that a man standing on a level with one of the 
staples might reach the staple above with it. 
This may be termed the "handle." (I think 
I used rakestales.) Attached to the flattened 
side of one end of this handle was a strong 
iron hook, of such proportions as to grasp 
readily and securely the portion of the staples 
by which the lightning rod is fastened to the 
wall. The shank of the hook had to be made 
long enough to admit of its being bound 
securely to the wooden handle. (If I were to 
attempt the ascent again, I would entrust this 
part of the mechanism to the blacksmith who 
made my hooks; because, in spite of every 
precaution, one of the hooks worked loose 
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completed.) On the lower end of the shank 
of the hook was an eye. To this eye was 
attached a rope ladder, which in my device 
was merely a succession of clumsy loops, 
although my experience showed that a little 
care and ingenuity in its construction might 
have greatly facilitated the insertion of the toe 
in the loop above — a by no means easy process 
in the night. In addition to this there must 
be attached to the upper, or hook, end of the 
tackle, an extra loop whereby it may be hung 
upon the forearm, thus leaving both hands dis- 
engaged. This combination of "handle" and 
"ladder" constituted the tackle. 

The mode of ascent will have been self- 
evident from the foregoing description. Sim- 
ply stand upon the ground and attach ladder 
No. I to the nearest staple ; climb this ladder 
until, by reaching upward with the handle, 
ladder No. 2 may be attached to the second 
staple ; transfer the weight to this second lad- 
der, unhook the first one and hang it upon 
the forearm, and proceed as before. The only 
difficulty encountered will be at the point 
where the rod makes the abrupt turn to the 
main roof of the chapel, but investigation from 
the level of the ground will show that the 
staples are advantageously located for round- 
ing this angle. The chief strain is upon the 
ankles, which will be found to ache consider- 
ably before the descent has been completed. 
I do not recall that there is much strain upon 
the hands and arms. In fact, were it not for 
the altitude, no one would consider the process 
difficult. The night chosen by me was bright 
moonlight. 

E. E. Briggs, one of our class who died 
during his college course, and H. H. ("Bob")' 
Hastings, now a lawyer in Bethel, Maine, 
were standing upon the ground ready to gather 
up the delicta, in case of accident. Someone 
else watched the proceedings from the lower 
window of the hall of South Main, but who- 
ever it was kept our secret for reasons best 
known to himself. We surmised at the time 
that it was "Merve" Rice of the Class of 
'Eighty-Nine. 



Very foolishly, but acting, as I must in 
justice to myself say, with the unanimous 
approval of those of my class who were in the 
secret, I permitted the impression to go out 
that I had duplicated Cilley's feat. Aside 
from the questionable ethics of the proceeding, 
a little reflection might have shown me that, 
within its foolhardy limitations, the conception 
and execution of the plan was not entirely 
without credit. As the event proved, my fail- 
ure to sustain injuries in any way correspond- 
ing to Cilley's, together with my inability to 
live up to my fictitious reputation by subse- 
quent athletic records, cast a very natural sus- 
picion upon the version given out by my class. 
Hence the rumor, promulgated by the 
'Eighty-Nine Bugle, that 'Ninety had hired a 
"ship-Chandler" from Bath to do the job. 

At this point permit me to record my grat- 
ification that Vulcan was not a woman. The 
blacksmith who made the hooks for me (I 
knew him well, but do not now recall his 
name) had his shop on the left-hand side of 
the street about half way from Bill Field's to 
the post-office. Perhaps he is still there. In 
any event, he has kept my secret all of these 
years, although he is now at liberty to divulge 
it. I wish to bear public testimony that his 
word is as substantial as his work. 

I hope, now that the romance has been 
eliminated, no one will attempt the exploit in 
the future — as one class already has done suc- 
cessfully since that time. But I have to con- 
fess to a hope that some one may demonstrate, 
by an ascent of twenty or thirty feet, at least, 
how easily it may be accomplished by the 
method I have described, in order that the 
canard of the Bath ship-rigger may be sum- 
marily disposed of. 

— George B. Chandler, '90. 



Two Bowdoin men receive notice by Walter 
Camp in his review, in Collier's, of the foot-ball 
season of igoo. though he assigns to neither of them 
a place on an all-college team. One is Sykes, '94, 
who, as quarterback of Columbia, has ranked among 
the leaders; the other is Cloudman, '01, whom he 
calls "the fastest guard in the field." 



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CAMPUS CHAT. 

Yost, 1901, is assistant in German, this term. 

John Corliss, igoi, has been sick with the 
measles. 

Professor and Mrs. Moody spent Christmas in 
Brunswick. 

Rundlett, 1904, has returned to college after a 
week's absence. 

J. R. Parsons, 1900, was on the campus Saturday 
and Sunday. 

Sargent, '04, was called home Friday by the death 
of a relative. 

Gould, Emerson, and Pierce, 1903, spent vacation 
at Brunswick. 

Harper, 1904's monitor, returned from his home 
in Philadelphia, Saturday. 

Several students attended the assembly held at the 
court room, Saturday evening. 

The first number of the new volume of the Quill 
will come out about January 22. 

Professor Calendar gave an adjourn in Political 
Economy 2, Saturday morning. 

Many students attended the Bath-Portland polo 
game at Bath, Saturday evening. 

M. J. Shaughnessey, 1903, is teaching this term 
in the Grammar School at Island Falls. 

Roscoe R. Paine of Winslow has entered college 
and will become a member of the Class of 1903. 

William Phillips, Bowdoin, 1900, has been elected 
principal of the South Brewer Grammar School. 

Appleton, 1902, sang a solo which was deservedly 
applauded at the last Sunday chapel of the term. 

Richard Ray, Amherst, 1904, was the guest of 
Professor Johnson durjng the Christmas holidays. 

Rev. Edwin Bonaparte Webb, vice-president of 
the Board of Trustees, is reported to be seriously 
sick. 

The out-door running track is proving a very 
valuable addition to the athletic facilities of the col- 
lege. 

Rev. David L. Yale gave a very interesting illus- 
trated lecture on the "Holy City" in Memorial Hall, 
Thursday evening. 

Green, 1903, who was absent from college during 
the greater part of last term because of a sprained 
ankle, has joined his class. 

On Monday evening the Histoiy Club took sup- 
per at the New Meadows Inn. Fogg, 1902, read a 
paper on the Philippines. 



In chapel Sunday afternoon Professor Chapman 
gave a very interesting talk on the life of the late 
Hon. James W. Bradbury of Augusta. 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity began this 
term to use its dining-room at the Chapter House. 
The Delta Upsilon Club is at Mr. Inman's. 

Professor Chapman, Professor Robinson, and 
Mr. Booker represented the college at the funeral of 
Hon. J. W. Bradbury at Augusta, Tuesday of last 
week. 

President Butler of Colby seems to think the 
presidency of a small college a thankless task. He 
has resigned, to accept a position at Chicago Uni- 
versity. 

Annie, the little daughter of Professor Johnson, 
is dangerously ill with blood-poisoning. She fell and 
scraped her knee on the frozen ground, one day in 
vacation. 

Professor Mitchell informed the Rhetoric class 
last week that "the boys should learn more about the 
Bible, and the girls." Slightly ambiguous!" he 
hastened to add. 

D. L, Colvin, president of the Intercollegiate 
Prohibition Society, was on the campus lately for 
the purpose of forming a class to study Prohibition 
and Temperance. 

The opening lecture before the Medical School 
was delivered by Professor Weeks in Memorial 
Hall, December 31. His theme was modern medical 
methods, here and abroad. 

The individual chairs and tables for examinations 
in Memorial Hall, used for the first time la.st terra, 
are an improvement indeed over settees for seats and 
square cardboards for desks. 

Saturday petitions were put in circulation in all 
parts of the State asking for the resubmission of the 
prohibitory amendment. The matter will come 
before the present legislature. 

Mr. James E. Dunning, who was a special student 
at Bowdoin for some time, a few years ago, has 
resigned as city editor of the Bangor Commercial to 
become editor of the Brockton Times. 

The late Hon. James W. Bradbury, '25, 
bequeathed $S,ooo to Bowdoin, to be paid over within 
six months if possible. $2,000 is for prizes in oral 
debates, and $3,000 for instruction in elocution. 

Rev. David L. Yale, pastor of the Central Church, 
Bath, will give an illustrated lecture at Memorial 
Hall on "The Floly City," Thursday evening, Jan- 
uary 17th, beginning at 8 o'clock. All are invited. 

Students in Political Economy 2, besides the 
usual work of the term, will also be required to write 
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already given out by Professor Calendar. This 
theme will take the place of the usual theme work 
for Juniors. 

The resignation of President Nathaniel Butler of 
Colby causes a vacancy in the faculty of that col- 
lege which will be hard to fill. His departure will 
be regretted by all undergraduates and friends of the 
college. 

A fine machine and general workshop has been 
fitted up in the Science Building for the use of the 
advanced students in Physics. Several lathes run 
by steam power and a full set of tools of all kinds 
have been provided. 

A dance will be given in Pythian Hall this Thurs- 
day evening, to which all are invited. The affair is 
under the direction of Mrs. William MacDonald, and 
the proceeds will be used for the benefit of the local 
kindergarten. 

Clemens Andrew Yost, 1901, will instruct the 
Sophomores in German Composition this year. Mr. 
Yost is especially well fitted for the work, and the 
class is to be congratulated upon the excellent oppor- 
tunity oflfered them in this branch. 

Among the alumni noticed in Brunswick during 
the vacation were : H. S. Chapman and F. O. Fish, 
'91; D. W. Elliot and R. S. Hagar, '97; A. L. Hunt, 
D. R. Pennell. and A. B. White, '98; E. A. ICaharl, 
C. V. Woodbury, C. Towle, D. B. Hall, '99. 

The annual Junior promenade at the University 
of Maine will be held in Bangor, the date probably 
being March 8th. The committee of arrangements 
consists of Edwin B. Ross, chairman; S. P. Davis, 
J. C. Warren, B. N. Moore, and Ralph Whittier. 

On account of the new courses which have lately 
been established it has become necessary to have 
Physical Training 2, 3, and 4, aiid German composi- 
tion course come on Wednesday afternoon, which has 
formerly been free from all forms of college work. 

President Hyde entertained the Interdenomina- 
tional Commission of Maine Ministers, Tuesday of 
last week. The commission held its annual meeting 
in Memorial Hall, and re-elected President Hyde as 
its president. They also appointed him one of the del- 
egates to attend the National Conference for Church 
Federation at Philadelphia. February 5 and 6. 

An unusual number of adjourns have been 
granted this term. Professor Files has been kept in 
with a cold for several days; Professor Robinson 
has been testifying in court at Biddeford; Professor 
Woodruff is just out after an attack of the measles; 
Mr. Goodale was unable to come to Brunswick last 
week; and Professor Johnson has been kept at home 
by the sickness of his daughter. 



The Tkue College Man. 
There is a type of man found well represented 
in every class of modern American colleges from 
which we may expect a successful life. He does his 
college work faithfully and stands well in his class. 
He takes part in student sports and student affairs 
without being pure athletic or impure class politician. 
He is clean in manners, morals, and dress. He 
holds the solid respect of his class without being 
flabbily popular. He plans his work, keeps his 
appointments, moves toward a goal, and spends no 
time watching himself grow. It matters little 
whether such a man is a valedictorian or not. 

— Benjamin I. Wheeler. 

Following is the program of the Sophomore 
Prize Speaking, on the last Thursday of last term : 

Music. — Persian March. 
Herve Riel. — Browning. George Hinkley Stover. 

The Stranded Ship. — Anonymous. 

Leon Valentine Walker. 
Selection from Quo Vadis. — Sienkiewicz. 

*Harold Boswell Pratt. 
The Rub-a-Dub Agitation. — Curtis. 

Scott Clement Ward Simpson. 
. Music. — Hearts and Fhnvers. 
The Vision of War. — Ingersoll. 

*Franklin Lawrence. 
To the Soldiers of Virginia. — Lodge. 

Clement Franklin Robinson. 
The New South. — Grady. Thomas Carter White. 

Ray's Ride. — King. Harrie Linwood Webber. 

Music. — The Mosquito's Parade. 
Expansion. — Sibley. Charles Carroll Shaw. 

Eliakim. — Anonymous. Bertram Louis Smith. 

To the Young Men of New York in '61. — Baker. 

Farnsworth Gross Marshall. 
The Plumed Knight. — Inger.soll. 

Merrill Blanchard. 
Music. — Der Vogclhandcr. 
Awarding of Prizes. 
*Excused. 

Music was by the Bowdoin Orchestra. The first 
prize was awarded to Webber, the second to Stover. 

The Senior Class of Bowdoin Medical School held 
its election of officers and committees for the gradua- 
tion exercises to be held next June, at the rooms on 
Chadwick street, Portland, last week. The result 
was as follows : President, E. L. Pennell ; Vice-Pres- • 
idents, J. P. Traynor, J. G. Hutchins, A. M. 
Andrews ; Secretary, S. L. Andrews ; Treasurer, W. 

B. Coburn; Orator, S. FI. Cohan; Marshal, J. E. 
Odiorne ; Executive Committee, C. H. Marston, M. 

C. Madden, C. E. Thompson, F. C. Tobey, B. A. 
Higgins ; Picture Committee, R. C. Hannigan, T. F. 
Conneen, H. E. Milliken ; Mufic Committee. F. M. 
Gallagher. C. F. Kendall, R. K. Tibbetts, M. M. 
Small, W. H. Baker; Programs, E. O. Hopkins, O. 
L. Hanlon. A. S. Davis, H. A. Pingree, W. R. L. 
Hathaway. The class this year numbers 46 men, 
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The attendance at the Medical School is smaller 
than usual. This does not mean, however, as some 
are saying, that the division of the school between 
Brunswick and Portland has killed it. It is simply 
due to the increased rigor of entrance examinations, 
accompanied with an increase in the length of course 
to four years and an increase in tuition charges. 
These wholesome changes will not affect the size of 
the school when there are four classes. Perhaps 
there have been too many doctors graduated in the 
past who were not as well prepared by their medical 
course as the degree of M.D. should indicate. The 
trustees hope to make a Bowdoin degree of M.D. as 
certain a badge of fitness as is now one of Harvard 
or Philadelphia. 



REMARKS OF PROF. CHAPMAN AT CHAPEL, 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13. 
Our attention has been turned, in a special man- 
ner, during the past week, to the death and burial of 
one who has been a most faithful friend of the col- 
lege, and for many years officially connected with its 
administration. It was a week ago this morning that 
Mr. James Ware Bradbury, the oldest and one of the 
most honored of our alumni, ended his long life of 
ninety-eight and a half years: and on the following 
Tuesday, with the simple rites of reverent memory 
and of Christian faith, his body was laid in the grave. 
It is an event of exceptional import and significance 
to us, whether we consider the integrity of his private 
and public character, and his prominence in the civic 
affairs of our State and nation, or, more particularly, 
his intimate and affectionate relations and his varied 
and valued services to the college. It is an interest- 
ing fact, in view of his devotion to its interests, that 
his long life was almost exactly contemporaneous 
with the active, though not with the corporate, life 
of Bowdoin. The college was incorporated in 1794. 
but it did not open its doors to students, and begin 
its work of instruction, until 1802, the very year in 
which Mr. Bradbury was born ; and he was an infant 
of three months when the first class, of eight young 
men, was admitted to the college, then wholly con- 
tained within the four walls of Massachusetts Hall 
So long as he lived, therefore, there was one grad- 
uate, of unquestioned loyalty, whose life was as long 
as the institutional life of his venerable Alma Mater. 
As he grew in strength, and wisdom, and influence, 
so the college grew ; and it is grateful to remember 
that his increasing influence and resources constantly 
contributed to the grojving prestige and power of the 
college with which he was virtually twinned in age, 
and of which he was at the same time, an honored 
son. 

In 1822 he was admitted to the Sophomore Class, 
and thus became a member of the famous class of 



1825, which contained many men of subsequent dis- 
tinction, and which has contributed two names to the 
Hall of Fame recently instituted in New York, — 
Longfellow and Hawthorne, — two shining names in 
the literature of the world. His social qualities and 
his manly character won the cordial esteem of his 
college associates, and he was con.spicuous for 
scholarship, holding, at graduation, the second place 
in a class which numbered thirty-eight. For nearly 
eight years before his death he was the only living 
representative of his class, — a lonely distinction, 
which seemed sometimes, I thought, to weigh a little 
upon his cheerful spirit. 

In 1850 he was elected an overseer of the college, 
and ten years later he was advanced tcr the Board of 
Trustees, of which he continued a valued and ven- 
erated member until his death. For the last half 
century no presence has been more constant and 
helpful at the meetings of the Boards, and at the 
annual commencements, than his, and no one could 
discharge with greater fidelity and devotion the duties 
of his position. In all respects he was jealous for the 
prosperity and good name of the institution, carrying 
it much upon his mind, and making it the subject of 
conversation and of counsel whenever there was 
opportunity. Especially in these last years, it has 
seemed to me, he has been solicitous for its interests, 
watchful over its financial condition, eager for its 
intellectual advancement and its moral health, and 
increasingly affectionate in his regard for it. His 
will contains a bequest intended to promote the study 
and practice of public speech and oral debate in our 
course of study, a bequest which is at once a testi- 
mony to his love for the college, and to his convic- 
tion of the importance of that branch of education. 

I cannot dwell upon his public services, or upon 
his generous sympathy and assistance to various 
institutions of charity and religion among us ; they 
were such as would be expected from a man of his 
nobility of character; and many worthy causes will 
sorely miss his co-operation and active benevolence 
in the days to come. 

He was a lawyer of eminent learning, and of cor- 
responding success in his profession ; a Senator of 
the United States of acknowledged ability and patriot- 
ism ; a pure-minded and conscientious citizen, who 
enjoyed the confidence and respect of his townsmen 
and his fellow-citizens without regard to party dif- 
ferences ; a simple-hearted and devout Christian 
believer. In the closing years of his greatly-pro- 
longed life, with his intellectual powers undimmed, 
and his faith in the providence and love of God undis- 
turbed, he had, in an eminent degree, "that which 
should accompany old age, as honor, love, obedience, 
troops of friends." He leaves behind him a mem- 
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tions ; and by none should it be more cherished than 
by us who belong to the college which, for so many 
years, he loved, and served, and honored. 



Y. M. C. fi. 

The last meeting of last term was led by Rundlett, 
1904. The subject was "Vacation Christianity," — a 
practical subject, practically applied. 

The Sunday afternoon speaker was Dr. Mason of 
the Church on the Hill, whose talk also was a prac- 
tical application of the spiritual truths of the gospels. 

The first meeting of the term, the year, and the 
century, was a good starter for the work to be car- 
ried on for a few years by us, — "then by whom?" 
But we can rest assured it will not die or languish 
for any length of time in this new century any more 
than it has in the last. Interest in prayer-meetings 
may not be so lively and general as it was a dozen 
years ago, when the Orient chronicles class prayer- 
meetings held by Freshmen and Juniors ; but real 
Christian work, if quiet, is going on now as strongly 
as ever. And those who drop into these Thursday 
evening meetings find there much inspiration and 
help. Evans, 1901, was the leader of last Thursday's 
meeting. 



ATHLETICS. 

The action of the advisory board in relation to a 
special playing on a class team meets with the 
approval of the entire college. Although this partic- 
ular instance was more of an accident than anything, 
yet the fact remains that a special did take part in the 
Sophomore-Freshman game. If Bowdoin is to stand 
for pure athletics, her rules must be strict and rigid- 
ly enforced. Class contests should be participated in 
by only classmen in full standing. Now the advisory 
committee has taken up the matter, captains of class 
teams will look a little more carefully after the 
standing of their men. 

The action of the Foot-Ball Association in can- 
celling all athletic contests with Tufts is a step in the 
right direction. When athletic contests of any sort 
exist for any other reason than pure sport, the 
quicker they cease the better. Tufts has sought to 
forestall our action by passing a similar vote, while 
various articles reflecting upon Bowdoin have 
appeared in Massachusetts papers. Tufts' own sheet 
has seen fit to severely rebuke the Orient for its 
comments on the game. Bowdoin needs no other 
arguments to support its stand than an unbiased 
account of the actual occurrences on the field. 



Base-ball practice is likely to be conspicuous by 
its absence this winter. All efforts to procure suita- 
ble accommodations for constructing a cage have 
failed. The college ought to make some provisions 
for one, as the heating plant has taken up all the 
available room in the gym. The cage is the only 
way that the available material in the Freshman 
Class can be sized up, besides putting the candi- 
dates into good working order for the spring. Some 
effort will doubtless be made to secure a suitable 
place. 

The program of the B. A. A. meet as given out is 
as follows. It is probable, however, that some 
changes will be made. 

Team Races. 

Harvard vs. University of Pennsylvania. 

Harvard vs. Class Teams. 

Cornell vs. Princeton. 

Dartmouth vs. Brown. 

Amherst vs. Williams. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology vs. Bow- 
doin College. 

Special Events. 

Two-Mile Run. Scratch (Indoor Championship 
of America). 

Invitation 40- Yard Dash. Scratch. 
Novice Events. 

Open to all who have never run a prize at run- 
ning any distance : 

440- Yards Run (Scratch). Novice. 

40- Yards Dash (Scratch). Novice. 
Handicap Events. 

40- Yards Dash (9 feet limit). 

600- Yards Run (30 yards limit). 
■ 45- Yards Low Hurdle Race (4 flights, 2 feet 6 
inches high, 9 feet limit). 

1,000 Yards Run (50 yards limit). 

I Mile Run (60 yards limit). 

Putting i6-Pound Shot (6 feet limit). 

High Jump (6 inches limit). 

3 Standing Jumps (i foot limit). 



FOOT-BALL ASSOCIATION. 
The annual meeting of the Bowdoin Foot-Ball 
Association was held in Memorial Hall, December 
12, 1900. The meeting was called to order by the 
retiring president, Willey, '01. Manager Berry pre- 
sented his report for the past year, which is given in 
another column. The undergraduates tendered him 
a vote of thanks for the able manner in which he 
has conducted the finances of the association during 
his term of office. Manager Berry found the asso- 
ciation in debt and leaves it with all its debts paid 
and a balance of over $300 in the treasury. The 
showing is extremely gratifying to the college, as 
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graduate subscriptions, but little outside money 
being received. The following officers were elected 
for the ensuing year : President, Cousins, '02 ; vice- 
president, Moody, '03 ; secretary and treasurer, 
Libby, '03 ; directors, Pratt, '03, and Coan, '04 ; man- 
ager, Noyes, '02. Nutter, '03. Snow, '01, of the gen- 
eral advisory committee, read the following extracts 
from the report of that committee : 

First — It was voted by the committee to advise 
the managers of next season's base-ball and foot-ball 
teams not to arrange a game with Tufts College. 

It was voted that the advice of the committee be 
accepted, and the managers of the teams were accord- 
ingly instructed not to arrange games with Tufts. 

Second — The committee voted to advise the man- 
ager of next year's foot-ball team to insist upon an 
equal division of gate receipts in a game with Bates 
and with the other Maine colleges as far as practi- 
cal. It was also voted to accept this advice. 

Third — It was voted by the committee to allow 
the members of the second eleven to wear caps the 
same style as the "varsity caps, but with the addi- 
tional letters "F." and "A.," one on each side of the 
'varsity "B." 

Fourth — It was voted by the committee to cen- 
sure the captain of the 1903 class foot-ball team for 
allowing a special student to play in the annual class 
game with the Freshmen. 

Fifth — To extend a vote of thanks to Manager 
Berry for the successful way in which he conducted 
the business ends of the association during the past 
season. 



FINANCIAL REPORT OF BOWDOIN COL- 
LEGE FOOT-BALL ASSOCIATION. 
Season of 1900. 
Dec. II, igoo. Harold Lee Berry^ Manager. 

Amount received. 
Amount received fponi goods sold instead of 

returned on the property account $9-75 

Amount on hand at beginning of season.... 1.24 
Amount received from advertisements on 

score card 36.50 

Students' subscriptions 834.80 

Alumni subscriptions 123.00 

Received from New Hampshire State Col- 
lege game 68.26 

Received from Harvard University guarantee. 175.00 

Received from Tufts College game 186.25 

Received from Yale University guarantee.... 275.00 

Received from Amherst College guarantee. . . 175.00 

Received from Colby game guarantee 191.05 

Received from Bridgton Academy 2d eleven 

game 19-75 

Received from University of Maine guarantee 80.00 

Received from Tufts College guarantee 100.00 

Received from Fort Preble game 105.91 

$2,381.51 



Amount paid out. 
Property accounts, suits, foot-balls, express on 

same, sweaters and caps $271.90 

Miscellaneous accounts, postage, express, 
printing, telephones, manager's trip to 

Boston, etc 32.26 

E. G. Locke, coach account — Coaching 500.00 

Expenses 52.16 

Cost of New Hampshire State game 88.77 

" Harvard game 133.67 

" Tufts game in Brunswick 131.75 

" " Yale game 253.57 

" " Amherst game 220.18 

" Colby game in Brunswick 103.06 

" Bridgton Academy 2d Eleven game 27.20 

" University of Maine game 71.26 

" " Tufts College game, Medford 159.74 

" " Fort Preble game 21.40 

$2,066.92 
To Balance 314.59 

$2,381.51 

Unpaid subscriptions 19.20 

Cash on hand 31459 

Balance on hand $333.79 

Harold Lee Berry, Manager. 



CLOUDMAN PRAISED BY WALTER CAMP. 



He Says the Bowdoin Man Was the Fastest 
Guard on the Foot-Ball Field This Fall. 



Walter Camp, in an article published in Collier's 
Jl'eekly, gives a resume of the foot-ball season, in 
which he says that the fastest guard on the field for 
the season was Cloudman of Bowdoin. This is 
quite a compliment for Cloudman as well as for 
Bowdoin and the State itself, coming as it does from 
one who is an authority on foot-ball. Air. Camp 
also speaks of the Bowdoin team among the repre- 
sentative teams in the country, and shows that the 
team scored 3^4 times as many points as her oppo- 
nents during the season. This is an especially good 
showing for the team, as they played both Harvard 
and Yale, and these teams were the only ones to 
defeat Bowdoin during the season. 

Harvard defeated Bowdoin 12 to o, which was a 
smaller score than Harvard made against any other 
team, except Yale, who defeated her, and Brown, 
who caught her in a slump and scored on her. The 
score made by Yale against Bowdoin was very small 
indeed considering the scores which Yale piled up 
against her other opponents, in fact the Bowdoin 
score was one of the smallest that Yale made in the 
season. Yale defeated Bowdoin 30 to o, the Indians 
^2 to o, Princeton 20 to 0, and Harvard 28 to o. 

But the fact that Mr. Camp says that Cloud- 
man was the fastest man on the field last fall is not 
at all surprising, when one considers that Cloudman 
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dash, and ■ 23 seconds in the 220-yards dash. Men 
with such records as these on the track are rare 
things to find on the foot-ball field, as they rarely 
have the physiqne for foot-ball, and if they do, they 
are too much afraid of injuring their legs so that 
they cannot run. 

Cloudman has the physique for anything, and is 
healthy and rugged and never gets hurt on the foot- 
ball field. He is over six feet in height and weighs 
215 pounds, when in training. A perfect figure 
athletically built, and one of the most powerful men 
who ever went to Bowdoin. it is certain that he was 
the fastest man on the field last fall, but it is 
extremely doubtful if there ever was a faster man 
playing foot-ball. 



ALUMNI. 

'25. — Hon. James Ware Bradbury, for seventy-five 
years a loyal alumnus of Bowdoin, and for several 
years its oldest living graduate, died at his home in 
Augusta January 6, of bronchitis, contracted a week 
before. Mr. Bradbury was born in Parsonsfield, 
June 10, 1802. He entered the Sophomore Class at 
Bowdoin when twenty years old, and graduated with 
high rank in the famous class with Longfellow and 
Hawthorne. After teaching and studying law for 
several years, he set up a law office in Augusta in 
1830. His practice was soon the largest in the State, 
and in 1846 he was chosen United States Senator. 
He supported the President through the Mexican 
War, and after the treaty of peace acted and voted 
with the conservatives in support of Clay's compro- 
mise of 1850 in respect to the slavery question. With 
this stand he took he always afterwards felt satisfied. 
His chief original measure was the bill which estab- 
lished the Court of Claims. Declining re-election, he 
resumed his law-practice, though retaining a keen 
interest in politics. He was always a Democrat. 
Mr. Bradbury was elected an overseer of Bowdoin 
in 1846 and a trustee in 1861, and for twenty years 
he was chairman of the finance committee. He was 
an active member of the Maine Historical Society, 
and its president for twenty years. Mr. Bradbury 
was a member of the Congregational Church. He 
was a most benevolent man, and even at his great 
age exceedingly intereste'd in charitable works. To the 
last he retained his faculties to a remarkable degree. 
His kindly face is personally known to most of Bow- 
doin's living graduates, from his constant attendance 
at Commencement. 

'41. — At the annual meeting of the Eastern Tele- 
graph Company, held in Portland, Frederick Robie 
of Gorham was elected president. 



'si. — Col. Augustus C. Hamlin presided at the 
annual banquet of the Eleventh Army Corps of the 
Army of the Potomac, which took place at the Fifth 
Avenue Hotel, New York, recently. 

'52. — Gen. J. L. Chamberlain has had to have his 
leave of absence extended because of an attack of his 
old trouble with his wounded leg. He is at Cairo, 
in Egypt. 

'65. — A pleasing feature of the last day of school 
at Brunswick High School was the presentation by 
the school of a fine Morris chair to Principal Charles 
Fish. The presentation was made by Prof. F. E. 
Woodruff in a neat little speech, and Mr. Fish was 
taken completely by surprise. 

'68. — Dr. George W. Foster, formerly connected 
with the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington, has 
been appointed superintendent of the Eastern Maine 
Asylum for the Insane, at Bangor. Dr. Foster 
graduated from Bowdoin in 1868 with high honors, 
and received his degree from the Bowdoin Medical 
School in 1871. He is fifty-two years of age and is 
recognized in the medical fraternity as an authority 
on treatment for the insane. He has written many 
pamphlets on the treatment, some of which have 
attracted attention in England. 

'72. — Herbert M. Heath of Augusta, has 
announcied himself a candidate for the United States 
Senate, on the first vacancy from death, resignation, 
or voluntary retirement. Mr. Heath at the age of 
forty-seven is known as one of the most brilliant men 
in the State, having achieved eminence as an attor- 
ney and an orator. As an advocate he has few 
equals in the State. He has served two terms in the 
Maine House and two in the Senate, and has been 
prominent in the Republican party for many years. 
Politicians say that he will be a formidable candi- 
date. 

The engagement is announced of Miss Emma 
Skillings of Portland to Frank O. Briggs, '94. 

The following Bowdoin men are among the 
officers elected by the 76th Maine Legislature, now in 
session : Councillors — M. C. Wedgwood, M. '59 ; 
Don A. H. Powers, '74; Attorney General, George 
M. Seiders, '72; Assistant Secretary of the Senate, 
W. B. Clarke, '99. 

A large proportion of Bowdoin's graduates are 
teachers right here in Maine. So it is only natural 
to find the following alumni names in the new list 
of officers of the Maine Pedagogical Society : Vice- 
President, W. C. Mallett, '91, of Farmington; Cor- 
responding Secretary, Allen Quimby, '95, of 
Augusta ; Secretary Grammar Schools, C. S. Petten- 
gill, '98, of Augusta: Secretary Rural Schools, A. T. 
Richardson, 'j^i^ of Castine ; Councillors, G. C. 
Purington, '78, of Gorham, O. M. Lord, 'yy, of Port- 
land, L. C. Robinson, '73, of Brunswick; Advisory 
Board, Charles Fish, '65, of Brunswick. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 24, 1901. 



Vol. XXX. 



No. 22. 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 

PUBLISHKD EVERT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902, Editor-in-Chief. 

George C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . Business Manager. 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-ln-Chlef. 
Eugene E. Kelley, 1902, Assistant Business Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902 News Editor 

Lyman A. Cousens, 1902, News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903 News Editor 

Farksworth G. Marshall, 1903, . . Athletics Editor 
S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903, . . . Alumni Editor 

Per annum, in advance, . . . . . $2.00. 
Per Copy 10 Cents. 

Please address business communications to the Business 
Manager, and all other contributions to the Editor-in-Chief. 

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

A subject under consideration at present is 
that of holding a debate between the Junior 
and Sophomore classes, to occur sometime 
during the last part of this term. Inter-class 
debates are held in many of the colleges of 
the country, and much interest is taken in 
them by the various classes. 

If the subjects for debates are well 
chosen and if the debates themselves are well 
conducted, they are bound to be interesting. 
The danger is, however, that little interest 
will be taken in them and that they will be 
dull in consequence. This has often been 
seen in the regular debates that are held 
during the winter term of Sophomore year. 
It would be done away with, however, if a 
spirit of rivalry could be excited between the 
contestants. 

Between the Junior and Sophomore 
classes it is probable that enough of rivalry 



exists to furnish sufficient stimulus for inter- 
esting briefs and lively discussions from the 
floor. Admitting this to be so, such a 
debate would be a source of general interest. 



The advance in the number of elective 
courses has necessitated getting a larger num- 
ber of recitation hours in the week. Already 
Wednesday afternoon has been broken into 
for gymnasium work, and the advisability of 
holding recitations on that afternoon is being 
considered. The noon period, too, is long, 
and' it is a question whether it would not be 
best to begin the afternoon recitations earlier 
than is now done. 

While we like to see the college broaden 
its curriculum to keep abreast of the times, 
we are sorry to see the hours formerly free 
taken up by college exercises. But if the col- 
lege is to keep abreast of the times there seems 
to be nothing else to do. It is not probable, 
however, that this change will be made until 
next year. 



The annual elections from the Freshman 
Class to the Orient board will occur the last 
of this term. It is customary for all elections 
to be by competition. This year, however, a 
different scheme will be adopted from that 
formerly used. Instead of each Freshman's 
writing a single article, all who wish to try 
for the board will be given some actual work 
to do. One editorial between two hundred and 
fifty and three hundred words long upon some 
subject of general interest will be required. 
The applicants will also be required to con- 
tribute to the Campus Chat column for two 
weeks. 

All Freshmen who desire to try for the 
board must send their names to the editor-in- 
chief or to Box I TO, Brunswick, before Thurs- 
day next. 



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BOWDOIN ALUMNI OF NEW YORK 
Seventy loyal graduates of Bowdoin met 
last week at the 31st annual dinner of the 
Alumni Association of New York, which was 
held at Hotel Manhattan. Among the 
speakers were President Hyde, General Oliver 
O. Howard, '50, General Thomas H. Hub- 
bard, '57, James McKeen, '64, George H. Put- 
nam, and Hamilton W. Mabie, editor of the 
Outlook. 

The annual election of officers resulted as 
follows : President, William J. Curtis, '82 ; 
Vice-Presidents, George E. Moulton, '62. 
Parker P. Simmons, '75, John G. Wight, '64, 
G. F. Harriman, '75, and Dr. W. B. Chase, 
M. '67; Secretary, Dr. F. H. Dillingham, '77; 
and Treasurer, Earl A. Merrill, '89. 

President Hyde presented a glowing 
tribute to the value of foot-ball and college 
athletics as factors in college education. He 
declared that he believed the training a college 
athlete received made him a better man men- 
tally as well as physically, built up a strong 
character, and developed faculties that were 
invaluable in later life. 



CAMPUS CHAT. 

J. C. Randall, '01, has the grippe. 
Havey, '02, is sick with the grippe. 
Leatherbarrow, '04,^has returned to college. 
F. C. Peaks, 'g6, was in college over Sunday. 
Harris, '03, has not yet returned this term. 
Winnie Towne, '03, has returned to college. 
H. W. Lancey, '99, was on the campus Sunday. 
Wyndham, '04, has entered the medical school. 
Several students are taking dancing lessons in 
Bath. 

E. T. Merrill. '03, is out of college on account of 
sickness. 

Junior Class elections will occur the first week in, 
February. 

L. T. Gray. '02, is teaching school this term at 
Eastport, Me. 

Professor Chapman has been nominated Trustee 
of the Normal Schools bv Governor Hill. 



Professor Houghton gave two adjourns to 1904 
last week. 

Arthur Wood, 1900, was married in Wollaston 
last week. 

Henderson, '04. is sick with typhoid fever at his 
home in Freeport. 

Smith, Hellenbrand, and Viles. '03, have been 
sick with the grippe. 

McCutcheon, '04, is at his home in Hallowell, 
sick with the measles. 

The first Junior Assembly occurs in the Town 
Hall this Thursday evening. 

Rev. Air. Wilcox of Brunswick spoke at the Y. 
M. C. A., Sunday afternoon. 

J. A. Thompson, '98, of the Maine Legislature, 
visited friends in town last week. 

The cold weather is very acceptable, and less 
sickness will be looked for now. 

It would be a good plan to set the campus clock 
to correspond with railroad time. 

Professor Goodell is teaching French this week 
during the absence of Professor Johnson. 

White, Holt, and Robinson, '03, and Emerson, 
'04, have been on the sick-list, — "La grippe," of 
course. 

The new Oyster House and Lunch Room on 
Cleaveland Street is proving very handy for the 
students. 

Bowdoin will run the Institute of Technology 
in the relay race at the B. A. A. games held on 
February 16. 

On Thursday evening, January 24, President 
Hyde gave an interesting lecture on "The Cardinal 
Virtues" in Memorial Hall. 

Professor MacDonald, instructor of History and 
Political Science, has been called to occupy the 
chair of History at Brown. 

Professor Johnson's daughter, Annie, is well on 
the road to recovery from the accident which had 
caused grave fears for her life. 

Several of the college students attended the 
dance in Pythian Hall last Thursday evening, given 
under the charge of Mrs. MacDonald. 

The Associated Press announced a meeting at 
New York of the Bowdoin Alumnse Association. 
The Orient hopes this is not prophetic. 

The Deutscher Verein held its monthly meeting 
at New Meadows Inn last Tuesday evening. A 
very enjoyable evening was spent in singing German 
songs. 

Nearly all the Faculty have had telephones put 
into their residences within a couple of weeks. 



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193 



Nearly fifty new ones have been put into operation 
in Brunswick. 

A former Bugle editor suggests that the editors 
of igo2's volume return, if possible, to the former 
custom of printing the names of the individuals 
underneath the group pictures of the teams, clubs, 
editorial boards, etc. 

The Bowdoin Alumni of Portland and its vicin- 
ity will hold a banquet Saturday evening, January 
26, at the Falmouth Hotel. Hon. C. P. Mattocks, 
of 1862, will deliver the oration. It is expected tliat 
many of the Faculty will be present. The business 
meeting will be held at 7 o'clock, and at its close 
dinner will be served. 

The World says : "Yale and Harvard will meet 
■ Oxford and Cambridge on track and field again, and 
the athletes of the American universities will try 
to wipe out the defeat they suffered at the hands 
of the English students in the summer of 1899. 
Great secrecy is being maintained by all those con- 
nected with the proposed meeting." 

Rev. David L. Yale of the Central Church of 
Bath, gave an illustrated lecture on "The Holy 
City" in Memorial Hall, last Thursday evening. 
After a short history of the city had been given, 
views of Jerusalem and its surroundings were 
shown, the lecture on which proved very interesting 
and instructive. There was a good attendance. 

One Freshman kept a record last term of the 
dates when he was "pulled" in each study. The 
result was interesting and in some respects surpris- 
ing. After another term or two he will be able to 
form a pretty accurate table of "probabilities," 
which will be labor-saving even if not always reli- 
able. 'Tis said several upper-classmen have heard 
of and copied the bright idea. 

The 5Sth annual convention of the Grand Chap- 
ter of the Zeta Psi Fraternity of North America, 
will be held under the auspices of the Lambda 
Chapter at Portland, Friday and Saturday, Febru- 
ary IS and 16. The convention will be held at the 
Falmouth Hotel. The programme of entertainment 
will include a supper at Riverton Casino, Friday 
evening, and an excursion to Brunswick on Satur- 
day afternoon, with a banquet at the Falmouth on 
Saturday evening. 



LECTURE COURSE. 
Two of the series of lectures to occur this term 
have already been given. The following will con- 
stitute the remainder of the series : 
January 31, igoi. Professor Charles Clifford 
Hutchins. Subject: "German Castles" (Illus- 
trated). 



February 7, 1901. Professor Alfred Edgar Burton, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sub- 
ject: "The Recent Solar Eclipse" (Illustrated). 

February 28, 1901. Professor William Addison 
Houghton. Subject: "Japan" (Illustrated). 

March 7, 1901. Professor Henry Johnson. Sub- 
ject: "Historic Paris" (Illustrated). 

March 14, 1901. Professor George Taylor Files. 
Subject: "Along German Highways" (Illus- 
trated). 

March 21, 1901. Professor Franklin Clement Rob- 
inson. Subject: "Science and Religion." 



AThjLETICS. 

The athletic work for the term is well under 
way. Each man knows by this time what his work 
for the term will consist of. The Seniors have 
fencing under Dr. Whittier. Dr. Whittier also 
instructs the Juniors in single stick and broad- 
sword exercises with Smith, '01, as assistant. Hill, 
'01, conducts the dumb-bell practice for the Sopho- 
mores, while Dr. Whittier and Pratt, '01, teach them 
the manly art. The hardest share of the gym. work 
falls to the Freshmen. Cloudman, '01. is teaching 
them the Indian club drill. They have daily prac- 
tice in sprinting, jumping, horizontal bars, tumbling, 
and exercises on the out-door track. Cloudman is 
assisted by Laferriere, '01, Blanchard, '03, and 
Towne, '03. Candidates for the relay team are 
practicing daily on the out-door track, and the pros- 
pect is bright for a winning team. 

The upper part of Memorial Hall is to be used 
as a cage for base-ball practice. Candidates for the 
battery positions will be allowed to practice there 
as much as they like. Every one that has filled 
either catcher or pitcher positions should take the 
practice, since it is an absolute necessity that a good 
battery be developed before the opening of the 
season. Bicycle practice will be under the charge of 
Webber, '03. A room, probably in Winthrop, will 
be used for the practice. 

No better argument for a new gymnasium can 
be advanced than the fact that the present one is 
absolutely too small to accommodate the present 
Sophomore and Freshman Classes. A larger class 
than either of these will doubtless enter next year, 
and what to do with them is quite a problem. The 
new gymnasium must come. 

Mitchell, '01, of the Bowdoin Medical School, 
was a visitor at the college and gymnasium last 
week. He gave an exhibition of fancy club swing- 
ing to the Freshmen, and fully demonstrated that 
he has lost none of his art. 



194 



BOWDOm ORIENT. 



PAN-AMERICAN SPORTS. 

The President of the Pan-American Exposition 
recently appointed a Committee on Sports, as fol- 
lows : Jesse C. Dann, Chairman, Dr. Charles Cary, 
J. McC. Mitchell, John B. Olmsted, Charles H. 
Ransom, Seward A. Simons, William Burnet 
Wright, Jr. 

Soon after its appointment the committee invited 
the following named gentlemen to act as members 
of an Advisory Committee on Amateur Sports : 
Hon. Theodore Roosevelt, Walter Camp, C. C. 
Cuyler, C. S. Hyman (Canada), C. H. Sherrill, A. 
A. Stagg, Benjamin Ide Wheeler, Casper Whitney. 
The appointment of this Advisory Committee 
emphasizes the desire of the committee to have all 
amateur competitions occupy the highest possible 
plane. 

The Stadium, with a seating capacity of 12,000, 
is beautiful in design and promises to be one of the 
most successful architectural creations of the Expo- 
sition. It will surround a quarter-mile track with 
ground area ample for the requirements of all the 
events proposed. 

As to the nature of the athletic events planned, 
it may be said that amateur sports of all kinds will 
be encouraged as representing the most desirable of 
athletic competitions, and the members of the Com- 
mittee on Sports, being college graduates, particu- 
larly wish to make a special feature of college 
sports. In the management of Inter-Collegiate 
events, it is the desire of the committee that the 
various College Associations be invited to undertake 
as far as possible the arrangement of the necessary 
details connected therewith. 

Although amateur sports will comprise a large 
part of the programme, it is proposed to have such 
a number of professional events as will allow vis- 
itors an opportunity to witness the athletic skill of 
the best professionals:^ The character of prizes that 
will be offered has not yet been definitely deter- 
mined upon, but the assurance may be given that 
prizes will be awarded of value as lasting souvenirs 
of athletic success at the Exposition. 

It is proposed to arrange a number of college 
base-ball and foot-ball games, and it is especially 
desired by the committee that the Eastern Inter- 
Collegiate (I. A. A. A.) Track Meeting be held in 
Buffalo next year. 

An ideal programme might be to hold in the 
Stadium the Eastern Inter-Collegiate Meeting, then 
the Western Inter-Collegiate Meeting; these to be 
followed by a Pan-American Meeting open to com- 
petitors in the two previous meetings and to repre- 
sentatives of other Inter-Collegiate Associations. 
Other Inter-Collegiate events' have been consid- 



ered, such as la crosse, cross-country running with 
start and finish in the Stadium, etc., etc. 

The Committee on Sports hope that the Exposi- 
tion may have a full college representation. It is 
proposed to hold many other sports in the Stadium, 
the A. A. U. championship, lawn tennis, la crosse, 
cycling, association foot-ball, water sports, trap and 
target shooting, etc., etc. 

All communications should be sent to Jesse C. 
Dann, Chairman, No. 433 EUicott Square, Buf- 
falo, N. Y. 



ALUMN 



The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class sec- 
retaries, in procuring items of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

'31. — The death of ex-Senator James W. Brad- 
bury, '25, leaves as the oldest living graduates, Mr. 
John Rand of Portland and Professor Joseph 
Packard, D.D., of Alexandria, Virginia, both grad- 
uates of 1831. 

'55. — Hon. William L. Putnam, of the United 
States Circuit Court, was one of the speakers at the 
annual reunion and banquet of the New England 
Alumni Association of the University .of Pennsyl- 
vania, held last Thursday in Boston. 

'57. — Mr. Abner C. Stockin died the 15th inst. 
at Watertown, Mass. He was born in Limington in 
1831 ; and, after graduating from Bowdoin, taught 
in Maine for several years. For twenty-five years 
he was the Boston representative of Harper 
Brothers, and of late years has been connected with 
Houghton, Mifflin & Company. 

M. '61. — In the absence of President Eliot, Dr. 
Henry Pickering Walcott, as President of the Board 
of Overseers, is c.v officio President of Harvard. 

'69. — Rev. H. S. Whitman has accepted a call to 
the UniversalLst church in Freeport, and will occupy 
the pulpit every Sunday afternoon. He has been 
living at Woodfords, but will move to Brunswick, 
where he preaches Sunday morning. 

'69 and 'yy.' — At the important telephone hearing 
given last week in the State House, Hon. Clarence 
Hale of Portland appeared for the New England 
Company, and Hon. William T. Cobb, 'X7. of Rock- 
land, for the Eastern Telephone Company. 

'70. — Representative DeAlva S. Ale.xander of Buf- 
falo, is making a great effort to get a $750,000 appro- 
priation from Congress for the Buffalo Exposition. 
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largely instrumental two years ago in getting 
through Congress the bill for the participation of 
our government in the Exposition at Paris. 

'80.— At the regular meeting of the Maine 
Genealogical Association held in Portland last week, 
Mr. Frederick O. Conant was re-elected secretary. 

'84, '97. — There are not many Democrats in Maine, 
nor many Democratic Bowdoin alumni. But that 
those of our alumni of that faith are prominent is 
shown by the recent annual banquet and business 
meeting of the Maine Democratic Club. Llewellyn 
Barton was elected president, and Clark D. Eastman 
secretary. 

M. '91. — Dr. Burt Andrews of Augusta died in 
that city, January 12. He was born in Cornish, 
May 19, 1869. He was a graduate of Farmington 
Normal School and Bellevue Hospital, New York, 
besides of the Bowdoin Medical School. He prac- 
ticed for six years in Rochester, N. H., and then 
removed to Augusta, where he has since lived. Dr. 
Andrews was State Medical supervisor for the A. 
O. U. W., and city and jail physician of Augusta. 

'96. — John Burbank and Miss Jennie U. Blake 
were married at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. 
Isaiah Simpson, Wednesday, January 2. The cere- 
mony was performed by the Rev. Mr. McLaughlin. 
Mr. and Mrs. Burbank will live in Providence, R. 
L, where Mr. Burbank is teacher in the school for 
boys, formerly the Goff School. 

'96. — Herbert O. Clough of Kennebunkport, was 
married to Miss Mabel J. Arthur of Newport, R. I., 
at Kennebunk, August 30, 1900. Residence, Albany, 
N. Y. 

1900. — Mr. Harry H. Hamlen, who has been 
serving as draughtsman with the National Tube 
Works of McKeesport, Pa., has accepted a position 
with the American Telephone and Telegraph Com- 
pany. Address, 7600 Frankstown Avenue, Pitts- 
burg, Pa. 

1900. — Richard F. Parsons is studying law with 
the firm of Bird & Bradley, 168 Middle street, Port- 
land. 



RESOLUTIONS. 

The Bowdoin Medical School Class of 1901 
recently adopted the following resolution : 

Whereas, The Divine Providence in His infinite 
wisdom has seen fit to recall to Himself the wife of 
our classmate, Fred Everett Wheeler, be it 

Resolvnd, That the Class of 1901, Bowdoin Med- 
ical School, extend to. him our most sincere sympa- 
thy in his bereavement. 

Henry Willis Haynes, 
Frank Elliott Leslie^ 
James Marshall Lowe, 
Joseph Ernest Odiorne, 
Martin Crowell Madden, 

Committee for the Class. 



Hall of Lambda of Zeta Psi, 
January 14, 1901. 
Whereas, by the dispensation of a Divine Provi- 
dence, w£ have been bereft of our esteemed brother. 
Everett ^mmons, of the Class of 1870 ; 

And whereas, we have, in his death, sustained 
the loss of a most honored and worthy Elder ; 

Resolved, That we, the members of the Lambda 
Chapter of. the Zeta Psi Fraternity, herewith express 
our deep sorrow and extend our heart-felt sympathy 
to the family of the deceased. 

L. D. Tyler, 
L. A. Cousens, 
A. M. G, Soule. 



, OBITUARY. 

^ Horace Parker, one of the oldest and most highly 
respected citizens of Eliot, Me., died recently after 
a lingering illness, at the age of 85 years. He was 
a school teacher for many years, after graduating, 
from Bowdoin, having taught in Eliot, Kittery, and 
York. In 1847 Mr. Parker was appointed clerk to 
the paymaster at the United States Navy Yard, a 
position which he held for thirteen years. 



Rev. Cyrus Augustus Bartol, D.D., for nearly 
25 years pastor of the West Unitarian Church of 
Boston, and for a quarter of a century an assistant 
to Rev. Charles Lowell, D.D., formerly pastor of 
the church, died Dec. 17 after a two weeks' illness 
from bronchitis. 

Dr. Bartol was born in Freeport, in 1813, and 
was of English, Irish, and Italian descent. He was 
educated in the common schools of Portland, and 
entered Bowdoin in the Class of 1828. After grad- 
uation he went to the Harvard Divinity School and 
was graduated in 1835. In 1836 he was called to 
the West Church as Dr. Lowell's assistant and was 
ordained in 1837. On the death of Dr. Lowell in 
1861 he became pastor. 

Dr. Bartol has been described as a "reverent rad- 
ical, an acute and wayward conservative, standing 
aloof with his church from ecclesiastical entangle- 
ments, and by the flag of individual freedom in 
religion." 

Dr. Bartol was a notable writer, his publications 
including many sermons in pamphlet form and sev- 
eral volumes of sermons and essays. 

y^iX Burt Andrews died the 12th inst. at the residence 
of his father. Judge A. G. Andrews, of the Augusta 
Municipal Court. He was born in Cornish, Me., in 
1868. After attending the town and city schools and 
graduating at the Farmington Normal School, he 
studied medicine, graduating at Bellevue Hospital 
in 1890 and Bowdoin Medical School in 1891. He 
practiced his profession six years in Rochester, N. 
H., and for the past three years in Augusta. 



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The Orient receives the following letter from 
one of our alumni, accompanied with several snap- 
shots of Chinese scenes : 

St. John's College, Shanghai, China. 
December, igoo. > 

To the Orient: 

The personal editor of the Orient was kind to 
express the hope, under the date of September 27, 
that I had not fallen a victim to Boxer violence. I 
am glad to confirm the statement, and at the risk of 
taking up a good deal of valuable space, attempt to 
tell the student body and other readers of the 
Orient, many of whom are personal friends, some- 
thing of the lamentable state of affairs that exists 
to-day in China. I am going to start with the pre- 
mise which every one. except a few diplomats in 
America and Europe, will endorse, that the Chinese 
Government is and has been at war with all foreign 
nations since last June. From the evidence of accu- 
mulated facts it can not be denied that the uprising 
of 1900 was deliberately planned by the Empress 
Dowager and her anti-foreign colleagues with the 
hope of exterminating and driving out all for- 
eigners from China. The great organization com- 
monly known as the Boxers, was only one of the 
instruments by which this cherished scheme might 
be accomplished. The Boxers were premature in 
beginning their work, the immediate cause of the 
outbreak being the opposition to a railroad the Ger- 
mans are building in Shantung. Then followed in 
rapid succession the attack on the Belgian railroad 
people at Pao Ting-fu, the tearing up of the two 
lines between that place and Pekin and the Pekin- 
Tientsin lines, and the shutting up of the foreigners 
in Pekin, the capture of the Taku forts, the gallant 
attempt at rescue by Admiral Seymour, the capture 
of Tientsin, — and after another month of what 
seemed to us, as welKas to the world at large, intol- 
erable suspense, Pekin was taken and our country- 
men rescued. Not long after the foreigners were 
imprisoned in Pekin, about June 20, was issued the 
imperial edict, of course coming from the Empress 
Dowager, Prince Tuan, and others, for the extermi- 
nation of all foreigners, and during July and August 
fully two hundred foreigners, mostly missionaries, 
in the interior of China, and thousands of native 
Christians, were cut down in cold blood and in 
many cases inhumanly tortured, the whites not pri- 
marily because they held an alien faith, but because 
they were foreigners; and the natives because they 
were associated with them. The incentive to this 
bloody work came not from the people themselves, 
but from the government, and was backed up and 
encouraged by the high officials and literati. These 
the people, accustomed to obey by hundreds of 



years of absolutism, followed in blind fanatical 
obedience even though most of them had no griev- 
ance against those particular foreigners, and had 
been living in peaceful relations with them for 
years, in many cases. 

"But that i=s not the state of affairs to-day," you 
may say, "the Chinese government desires peace." 
But does it? Even while Li Hung Chang and the 
Chinese minister at Washington are trying to 
smooth over and minimize all the horrible crimes 
of which their government has been guilty, and try- 
ing to lay the blame on the Boxers which it was 
unable to control (it never tried to control unless 
forced to), the steady stream of arms, ammunition, 
provisions, and money has been flowing to Shian-fu 
to enable the government to make further resist- 
ance against the hated foreign devils. To-day it is 
an even chance whether the government will really 
return to Pekin, settle down, and try to behave, or 
is really planning another attack which some believe 
is to be made either this winter or early in the 
spring. One thing is certain : for safety, believe 
nothing that the Chinese government says, but 
watch what it does. Its duplicity, equalled only by 
the traditions of Punic faith, has been too fully 
demonstrated during the past summer. I sincerely 
trust that the rumor I saw in to-day's paper about 
the removal of Mr. Conger, because he advocated 
more radical measures in dealing with the Chinese 
than Mr. McKinley and his advisers thought neces- 
sary, is not true. He knows from a deep and bit- 
ter experience, such as the people at home can never 
have, just what the true value of Manchu promises 
is. If Mr. McKinley would be governed more by 
the facts in the case, and by the opinions of the men 
who were actually in Pekin, and less by the case as 
made out by Minister Wu, Prince Ching, and Li 
Hung Chang, which is to say the least very much 
distorted if not absolutely false, there would be a 
more speedy settlement and a more satisfactory one. 
The great mistake in dealing with China in the past 
has been too great reliance on diplomacy. China 
recognizes treaties only to break them both in letter 
and spirit. She does recognize and respect force. 
That force judiciously and properly applied by civ- 
ilized nations, in which I do not include Russia, 
might be productive of much good. If any repeti- 
tion of the atrocities of this summer does occur 
either within a year or later, the United States and 
the other powers will have only themselves to blame. 
Pardon me for making such a long letter of this. I 
trust you will not think too hardly of an old 
Orient man for allowing his pen to get away with 

him. 

Faithfully yours for Bowdoin, 

C. S. F. Lincoln, '91. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXX. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 31, 1901. 



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The compliment given in the January 
Quill to the worth of the outside reading 
required in the Sophomore Rhetoric Course 
is well deserved ; and this is only one sensible 
characteristic of the many that make this 
required course one of the most useful in col- 
lege. Another feature last term was the 
short, sketchy themes, less than a written page* 
in length, frequently rec^uired. In writing the 
class got practice continually in unexpected 
ways. An abstract of a selection read aloud 
was frequently required ; and such an abstract 
was required to be written in form grammat- 
ically complete at the same time that the selec- 
tion was being read. Criticisms, synopses, 
and analyses served to fix the outside reading 
on the mind, and even the lessons in the 
Rhetoric were made the excuse for composi- 
tion-work. This term Logic is the main work 
of the class, and the customary series of class 



debates is already being arranged for, the 
first, on the Nicaragua Canal, occurring 
Wednesday. It is so easy for a required 
course in Rhetoric to fall into a rut that the 
efifort made to make this one of living benefit 
is appreciated. 



It is well known among the undergrad- 
uates that Professor MacDonald has received 
and accepted a call to fill the chair of History 
in Brown University left vacant by the resig- 
nation of Professor Jameson. We regret 
that he has decided to leave Bovvdoin, where 
he has been for eight years Professor of 
History and Political Science, but while we 
wish that he had decided to remain \vc are 
very glad to see him advanced in his pro- 
fession. 

Professor MacDonald's position at Brown 
will place him at the head of the department 
of History in that institution. His class work 
will be entirely of advanced standing and will 
include some graduate work. 

The library facilities there are remarkable 
and will make it possible for Professor Mac- 
Donald to pursue his outside work much more 
satisfactorily than is possible here. The Uni- 
versity Library is large and contains a fine 
collection of books on History. The best 
library, however, is the private collection 
known as the John Carter Brown collection. 
These books deal with the history of America 
prior to i8oi, and for the history of that time 
they form the best collections in the world. 

Brown LTniversity has some 900 students. 
It is not co-educational, but has connected 
with it a woman's college. The professorial 
stafif is the same as that of the men's college, 
but the students of each college recite sepa- 
rately, examinations only, being held in the 
same hall. The Faculty numbers forty or fifty 



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professors and as many more instructors. 
Professor Jameson, who has gone to the Uni- 
versity of Chicago, is one of the most promi- 
nent men in History in the country, and the 
standard set by him has been very high. 

Professor MacDonald has been recorder 
of Bowdoin College for the last four years, 
and is a member of the Library Committee. 
Since he has been here he has been a member 
of nearly all college committees, and is at 
present chairman of the Brunswick school 
committee. Professor MacDonald is presi- 
dent of the Pejepscot Historical Society, a 
member of the Brunswick Club and the Gen- 
tlemen's Club. He holds the position of 
chairman of the Public Archives Committee of 
American History, and is on the program 
committee of the American Historical Asso- 
ciation, a member of both the Maine and New 
England Association of Colleges and Prepara- 
tory Schools. Professor MacDonald is also a 
member of the Maine Historical Association, 
the National Geographic Society, and a cor- 
responding member of the Kansas State His- 
torical Society. 

The following clipping is from a Provi- 
dence paper : 

William MacDonald, Ph.D., professor of 
history and political science in Bowdoin Col- 
lege, has been called to the chair of history 
in Brown University made vacant by the 
recent resignation of Prof. Jameson. This is 
a chair which has been filled in succession by 
Professors GannneTl, Diman, Andrews, and 
Jameson, and it is believed that Professor 
MacDonald is amply qualified to follow such 
teachers. 

Professor MacDonald was born in Provi- 
dence, his father being a former pastor of the 
Chestnut Street Methodist Episcopal Church. 
He was graduated from Harvard in 1892. 
He taught for a time at Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute, and the University of Kansas. His 
work at Bowdoin College has been remarka- 
bly sane, judicial, and efifective, and his repu- 
tation as an historian has been steadily grow- 
ing. He has been closely identified with the 
interests of the entire State of Maine, and has 
always shown a large measure of public spirit. 
He is probably a more frequent contributor to 
the Nc-ic York Nation than any other writer 



outside its regular staff. His two published 
volumes of documents in United States 
history are now used in most American col- 
leges, and have given him assured position as 
an original and careful scholar. As Chair- 
man of the Public Archives Commission, he is 
at the present time doing an exceedingly 
important piece of historical work. Professor 
Jameson, after resigning, named Professor 
MacDonald as his first choice for his own suc- 
cessor. 

Professor MacDonald will visit Brown 
University in two or three weeks and lay out 
the work for next 3'ear. 



The University of Maine Campus has seen 
fit to attack the statements made by Professor 
MacDonald in regard to cramming for exami- 
nations, which were quoted in a recent issue of 
the Orient. In spite of the opinion of the 
Coiiipus we still hold that Professor Mac- 
Donald's statements are correct. 

It would seem to one reading the editorial 
in the Campus that the writer had entirely 
misinterpreted the statements quoted in the 
Orient. . The article was not intended to 
convey the idea that Professor MacDonald 
believed that cramming was all the prepara- 
tion needed for examinations nor that he 
deemed it unnecessary to keep up one's work 
during the term. If the Campus got this idea 
from the Orient's editorial it not only failed 
to get the point but assumed something 
entirely wrong and unwarranted. 

It is an indisputable fact that cramming 
aids a student to prepare himself for an exam- 
ination in history, which is Professor Mac- 
Donald's department, very greatly. We do 
not believe that the ordinary man is able to 
pass as creditable an examination by relying 
upon his work during the term, however con- 
scientiously he may have done it, as he can by 
adding to this work a short period of cram- 
ming before the examination. History is a 
subject where the reasoning faculties are little 
used, but where the great number of facts to 
be learned taxes the memory to the utmost. 
Consequently cramming is more essential to a 
course in history than in mathematics or 



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chemistry. Nevertheless, we thhik cramming 
is apphcable to scientific schools in a consider- 
able degree. It is essential that the student 
in physics or chemistry be familiar with the 
term's experiments, and cramming them at 
the end of the term will aid him considerably 
in his examination. While cramming is more 
essential in a classical college than in a scien- 
tific school, it can not be denied that such a 
practice would be of considerable value in the 
latter. 

We entirely agree with the Campus in its 
statement that the student who does his work 
faithfully during the term is the student who 
will succeed, and that the training received 
from constant applications is most beneficial, 
but we are equally firm in the belief that the 
training derived from a short period of intense 
concentration of the mental faculties is inval- 
uable in after life to men who find themselves 
called upon to accomplish a great amount of 
work in a short time. 



AN IMPORTANT CHANGE. 
An important change in the college calen- 
dar will probably go into effect next fall. It 
has been felt for a long time that it would be 
much better to have the summer vacation 
made longer. Consequently at a recent meet- 
ing of the faculty it was voted to have the fall 
term begin thirteen weeks from Commence- 
ment Day instead of earlier, as it has usually 
done. This will practically make the sum- 
mer vacation longer by one week than it has 
been heretofore. In exchange for this the 
Christmas recess will be shortened so that it 
will be about one week long, extending from 
Christmas to New Year's Day. In this way 
the number of working days in the college 
year will be about the same as before, but the 
vacation time will come when it is most 
needed. Few of the students who work dur- 
ing the summer are able to return at the open- 
ing of the fall term, and so are obliged to lose 
a very important week in the year. It would, 
perhaps, have suited more of the students if 
the vacation could beoin one week earlier in 



the spring, but this change is impossible, for 
the date of Commencement Day is fixed so 
that it cannot be changed. It will be noticed 
that college will begin on Thursday instead of 
Tuesday. This change is made to give a time 
in the beginning of the fall term for entrance 
examinations which have till now interfered a 
great deal with the regular work of the new 
year. 

It is a very important change and one 
which will find general favor among the 
students. The loss of a week at Christmas 
time will be more than counterbalanced by a 
longer summer vacation. The vote was unan- 
imous in favor of the change at the faculty 
meeting. If the Overseers and Trustees 
favor the matter, the new calendar will go 
into effect next fall. 



ANNUAL DINNER OF THE PORT- 
LAND ALUMNI. 

The 31st annual dinner of the Portland 
Alumni of Bowdoin College was held at the 
New Falmouth Hotel Saturday evening. It 
was a most enjoyable affair and was well 
attended. The guest of the evening was 
Professor Robinson, one of the leading mem- 
bers of the faculty. In the absence of Hon. 
Clarence Hale, the president of the associa- 
tion, who was confined to his home by illness, 
Hon. Augustus F. Moulton acted as toast- 
master. On his right sat Professor Robinson 
and on his left was Gen. Charles P. Mattocks, 
the orator of the evening. The dinner was 
served in the pleasant private dining-room, 
and was under the efficient direction of Head 
Waiter Powers. 

The following gentlemen were seated at 
the tables: Aug. F. Moulton, '73; F. C. Rob- 
inson, '73; C. P. Mattocks, '62; W. L. Put- 
nam, '55; Charles O. Hunt, '61; Frederic H, 
Gerrish, '66 ; Seth L. Larrabee, '75 ; George 
F. McQuillan, '75 ; F. Odell Conant, '80; S. C. 
Wilson, '80; W. W. Thomas, '94; Enoch Fos- 
ter, '64 ; Chase Eastman, '96 ; Arthur F. 
Belcher, '82; Hannibal H. Emery, '74; Eben 
Winthrop Freeman, '85 : Walter S. 1\I. Kelley, 



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'99; Lincoln T. Cleaves, '99; J. Richardson 
Parsons, 1900 ; Arthur W. Merrill, '87 ; Joseph 
B. Reed, '83 ; Clark B. Eastman, '97 ; Alfred 
P. Cook, '97; Philip Dana, '96 ; Harry B. Russ, 
'95 ; Prentiss Loring, '56 ; William M. Ingra- 
ham, '95 ; Clarence W. Peabody, '93 ; Frederic 
W. Pickard, '94 ; Levi Turner, '86 ; Isaac W. 
Dyer, '78. 

Preceding the speaking and during the 
course of the evening all at the table arose 
and at the suggestion of Judge Foster drank 
to the health of Gen. Mattocks, the new judge 
of probate of Cumberland county. The sup- 
per was concluded at 9.30 o'clock and was fol- 
lowed by the literary exercises which were of 
a most scholarly nature. 

Toast-master Moulton called the gathering 
to order and in a few pleasant words intro- 
duced Gen. Mattocks as the first speaker, 
whose subject was "Three Civilizations, An- 
cient, Medijeval and Modern." 

In part Gen. Mattocks spoke as follows : 

"It should be the aim of a college," he 
said, "to produce a man mentally, morally and 
physically equipped for the battles of life. A 
nation should produce a civilization which 
should embrace mental activity, morality, and 
physical strength, not only in its individual 
citizens but in its nationality. In science our 
advances have astonished the old world. In 
the fine arts American names are now written 
high up in the list. Within the past two 
years we have become a world power. To 
those who have in their younger days sought 
and found solace and delight in the pure 
classics of the English language, the modern 
yellow literature brings a shock, and properly, 
too. But we must remember that in the time 
of Shakespeare, Milton, Addison, Pope, and 
the later writers the class of people who now 
read trash, then read nothing. The daily 
paper was unknown to our grandparents and 
the modern magazine with its artistic illustra- 
tions was not even a dream of the future. 
Because the American people to-day read 
more than they did fifty years ago, we have 
the fact that a worthless, and in many 



instances a baneful, class of literature has 
gained a foothold. Nevertheless good may 
come from evil, and the school-boy who is 
now gratifying his youthful taste at reading 
dime novels and following the career of some 
desperado of the plains may in later life find 
ecjual pleasure in the standard literary works 
of the day. To produce good results, a nat- 
ural tendency to produce them must be culti- 
vated. Never in the history of our country, 
never in the history of the world was there 
such need of men of complete and varied edu- 
cation, and for this class of men we look to 
our colleges." The graduate of to-day, unlike 
his predecessor, seeks his life work in the 
activity of business and not wholly in the 
so-called learned professions. We are making 
progress in the evolution of the college grad- 
uate, such progress as shall best serve our 
present civilization. The business man of 
to-day needs culture, education, and refine- 
ment, but if he has not physical strength ho 
is sure to be crowded aside by the man whose 
physique enables him to sustain the severe 
strains rendered necessary by the fierce con- 
flicts of business. The ideal graduate of forty 
years ago, as I used to see him at commence- 
ment, was a sallow-faced, hollow-chested 
individual with high college honors and a Phi 
Beta Kappa ' watch key, who could talk 
learnedly of the literature of the Greeks and 
Romans, of calculus, of ancient and modern 
prose and poetry, but knew nothing of French 
or German or natural history, and but little of 
art and still less of science as related to 
the practical pursuits of life. 

"The college student of to-day is inches 
taller than his predecessor and pounds heavier 
and can perform feats of endurance which, in 
many of the conflicts of life, will count far 
more than scholastic training; andyet the col- 
leges educating and pretending to prepare 
men for life, have a system of fixing the rank 
of a student which gives no credit for what 
care he may take of his body, or how he may, 
at the end of his college course, have fitted it 
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need, and what we have to-day, is a nation 
which shall be as a nation what a man should 
be as a man. The man should be a glorious 
trinity consisting of a sound mind, a sound 
heart and a sound body. The nation should 
be a trinity embracing wise statesmanship, a 
virtuous people and sufficient military strength 
to demand and receive the respect of foreign 
powers. By our statesmanship we have so 
far exceeded our own expectations that our 
exports within the past three years exceeded 
those of one hundred years preceding. Lon- 
don is borrowing money in New York. The 
American dollar is equal to any dollar in the 
commercial centers of Europe, and since the 
Spanish-American war at least, the American 
flag is respected on land and sea with a depth 
and sincerity accorded to no other nation on 
the face of the globe. The American Senator 
who speaks to-day under the dome of the cap- 
itol at Washington is heard the next morning 
in the capitals of Europe, and even Asia puts 
her ear to the ground to catcK.the echo. The 
example set by our country may have had a 
potent influence in the unification of Italy and 
Germany, the liberation of the serfs of Russia 
and the transforming of France into a repub- 
lic. The successes of our arms have had 
much to do with our progress and develop- 
ment. Gibbon declares that in the history of 
nations the age of science has generally been 
the age of culture, virtue, and success. The 
advanced civilization of the nineteenth century 
is better typified in the condition of the United 
States to-day than in that of any other 
nation." 
'States to-day than in that of any other nation. 

General Mattocks was accorded great 
applause as he finished his brilliant address. 

Toasts were ne.xt in order and the first, 
"The College," was responded to by Professor 
Robinson, who spoke of the e.xcellent standard 
of Bowdoin at the present time. Bowdoin 
stands as well in the matter of athletics as in 
her course of studies. Professor Robinson 
interspersed his talk with many bright 
remarks, which elicited a great deal of 



laughter. "We shall find that those qualities 
which are worth being perpetuated will be 
perpetuated. One of the things which ought 
to be perpetuated in the college in the new 
century is that quality by which its graduates 
can advance and prosper. Bowdoin has been 
very successful in sending its men out with 
their feet firmly planted on something. The 
fault with a great deal of the educators of the 
day is that it leaves men so that they do not 
know what to do. 

"The Young Alumni" was responded to 
by Mr. William M. Ingraham. 

Mr. Chase Eastman spoke on "Athletics." 

Mr. Eben W. Freeman spoke on the gen- 
eral life of the college. 

At the business meeting the following 
officers were elected: President, Dr. F. H. Ger- 
rish ; Vice-Presidents, George F. Emery, 
Charles F. Libby, Augustus F. Moulton, 
Prentiss Loring ; Secretary, A. F. Belcher ; 
Treasurer, S. T. V. Jackson ; Executive Com- 
mittee, Arthur W. Merrill, Walter G. Davis, 
Elias Thomas, Jr. ; Dinner Committee, Fred 
W. Pickard, Clark B. Eastman, Alvin C. 
Dresser ; Orator, Charles , F. Libby ; Poet, 
Hanson Hart Webster ; Toast-master, Frank- 
lin C. Pavson. 



CAMPUS CHAT. 

J. p. Webber, '0,3, ha.s been out sick, 

Adams, '99, has been on the campus recently. 

P. T. Harris, '03. rejoined his class last week. 

Warren. '01, sang "The Lost Chord" at chapel, 
Sunday. 

Dennison, '04, has left college and will not return 
this term, 

Riley, '0,5, was kept at home last week by a 
severe cold. 

Hill, '04, paid a short visit to his home in Bux- 
ton last week. 

Saunders, '04, has returned to college after a 
week's illness. 

Cunningham. '04, has recovered from a short 
attack of the grippe. 



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Fenley, 'oi, was absent from college last week 
because of the grippe. 

Several students attended the Chapman concert 
at Portland last week. 

Welch, '03, assisted at the Chapman concert 
given at Portland last week. 

Professor Smith has been seriously ill at his 
home for the past ten days. 

The Bugle Board had their pictures taken at 
Webber's Wednesday afternoon. 

There was no Y. M. C. A. meeting Sunday. Dr. 
Gordon's talk at chapel took its place. 

Professor Smith has been confined to the house 
during the past week because of illness. 

Professor Lee gave adjourns to his classes Sat- 
urday morning on account of his absence from town. 

The polo games in Bath and Lewiston have been 
attracting many of the fellows during the past 
week. 

Candidates for the college relay team arc exer- 
cising daily in the gymnasium and on the out-door 
track. 

Not for a long time have the galleries at the 
Church on the Hill been filled as they were Sunday 
morning. 

Many students who usually go home Sun- 
day remained in college over the Sabbath to listen 
to Dr. Gordon. 

As a result of the fine skating on tlie river last 
Saturday, quite a number of students skated to 
Bath and back. 

A destructive fire in a Topsham dwelling-house 
gave an excuse to half the college for a Sunday 
walk, this week. 

The Sophomore Class has elected White, presi- 
dent; Blanchard, vic^presidenl ; and Robinson, sec- 
retary and treasurer. 

One of the most successful concerts of the season 
was given by the College Glee Club at Boothbay 
Harbor, Friday evening. 

Adjourns were given in Biology last Friday 
because Professor Lee was away lecturing in the 
eastern part of the state. 

Professor Whittier is the busy man of the col- 
lege at present, on account of the large anioimt ol 
sickness among the students. 

John D. Rockefeller has signified his willing- 
ness to give $200,000 toward an endowment fund 
of $500,000 for Oberlin College. 

At a meeting of the librarians, held January 24 
at the University of Maine, Orono, Professor Little 
spoke on "Library Co-operation." 



Harry E. Walker, "oi, occupied the principal's 
chair in the Brunswick High School for several 
days this week during the illness of Principal Fish. 

Professor MacDonald returned Saturday from 
Providence, where he has been making preliminary 
arrangements in regard to his courses at Brown 
next year. 

President Hyde, Professor Lee, and Professor 
Robinson will attend the dinner of the Boston 
alumni of Bowdoin College, which will occur 
February 6. 

It is probable that very soon students will be 
required to register on their return to college from 
vacations, as is the custom in Harvard, Yale, and 
other colleges. 

Last Friday evening, Professor Chapman deliv- 
ered a lecture on "Robert Burns" at the First Parish 
Church, Yarmouth. He was heard by a large and 
appreciative audience. 

Professor Robinson spoke by invitation bef..; 
the Bath High School, Thursday noon, comparing 
the scientific discoveries of the last century with 
the probable discoveries of this next century. 

On Saturday afternoon, February 16, the dele- 
gates to the Zet^ Psi convention will come to 
Brunswick on a special train, and a reception will 
be tendered them in Memorial Hall by the college 
faculty. 

At the regular meeting of the Deutscher Verein 
held at the Inn on Tuesday evening of last week. 
Walker, '01, was elected Vorsitzender. Professor 
Hutchins gave a very interesting talk on bicycling 
in Germany. 

Another convention between the college faculty 
and the representatives of the preparatory schools 
in the state will be held in Memorial Hall on Feb- 
ruary 23. The invitations were sent out this week, 
but the subjects for discussion have not yet been 
fully decided upon. 

On Tuesday evening Professor Hutchins deliv- 
ered the third of the series of college lectures before 
a good-sized audience in Memorial Hall. His sub- 
ject was "German Castles," and the lecture was 
much enjoyed- by all present. The schedule for the 
remainder of the course is as follows : 

February 7, Professor Alfred Edgar Burton, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, subject, 
"The Recent Solar Eclipse" (illustrated) ; Febru- 
ary 28, Professor William Addison Houghton, sub- 
ject, "Japan" (illustrated) ; March 7, Professor, 
Henry Johnson, subject, "Historic Paris" (illus- 
trated) ; March 14, Professor George Taylor Files, 
subject, "Along German Highways" (illustrated); 



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March 21, Professor Franklin Clement Robinson, 
subject, "Science and Religion." 

On next Monday morning Hon. Charles F. 
Libby, President of the Board of Overseers, will 
deliver an address in Memorial Hall. The occasion 
will be the observance of John Marshall Day. A 
notice will be posted on the bulletin-board giving 
.the exact time of the lecture, so that all the students 
can attend. 

On Wednesday the Glee and Mandolin Clubs 
started off on their annual Boston trip. The con- 
cert in Portland was given on Wednesday even- 
ing in Kotzschmar Hall ; on Thursday evening a 
concert at Groton, Mass. ; on Friday in Steinert 
Hall, and on Saturday at the University Club. 

'Tis said that the college authorities often receive 
letters odd and amusing. For instance, it is not so 
very rare to receive a confidential letter asking if 
this or that graduate is a young man worthy enough 
to marry the writer's daughter ; and letters addressed 
to the President asking him to analyze spring- 
water, inspect a gold mine, or recommend a patent 
medicine, are not uncommon. 

The will of the late Hon. Joseph S. Ricker of 
Portland gives $300,000 in public bequests. Among 
them is the sum of $20,000 given to Bowdoin, to be 
known as the Freeman Alonzo Ricker Fund. This 
is in memory of Mr. Picker's son, a graduate of 
Bowdoin in 1872. This young man was one of the 
most popular fellows in college, and one of the 
finest athletes, being rowing champion of the state. 
He died only five years after graduation. 

.A.t present about twenty students are enabled to 
earn all or part of their college expenses by work- 
ing in various ways for the college. The library 
assistants, choir master, organist, etc., all obtain 
free tuition. The college authorities put themselves 
out to offer such chances to deserving students. 
Next year, when the new library is completed, there 
will be many new chances for such work, and the 
faculty is already planning to make as many chances 
as possible for students who desire to earn money. 

Everything is progressing finely towards the pub- 
lication of "Tales of Bowdoin" which Minot, '96, 
and Snow, '01, are compiling. As before stated the 
volume will contain stories written by the best 
writers of the alumni and undergraduates, which 
will all deal with Bowdoin in one way or another. 
Rev. Elijah Kellogg, whose books have given 
hundreds of us pleasure, is now at work on a story 
and this will prove a big drawing card for the book. 
Since the edition is to be determined by the number 
that are sold in advance sale, any one wishing to 
purchase a copy when printed must have his name 



placed on the subscription list within the next few 
weeks. 

Sunday morning Rev. George A. Gordon, D.D., 
pastor of the Old South Church, Boston, preached 
in the Congregational church in exchange with 
President Hyde. Dr. Gordon is a magnificently 
built man, and his sermon was powerful in senti- 
ment and delivery. His theme was simple, — the 
rational reasons for a belief in an unseen God ; but 
his treatment of it was unique. In the afternoon 
Dr. Gordon addressed the students at chapel, taking 
for his subject optimism. The chapel was full, and 
it deserved to be. 

The Maine Alumni Chapter of Beta Theta Pi 
held its annual dinner at the Falmouth Hotel, Port- 
land, last Friday evening. The new Bowdoin 
Chapter was well represented by alumni and under- 
graduate members. W. R. Pattangall, state Rep- 
resentative from Machias, was toast-master. The 
officers elected for next year are : E. H. Kelley, 
President, Bangor ; H. E. Marks, Secretary-Treas- 
urer, Portland. The following Bowdoin members 
were present : A. L. Burnell, 1900 ; W. E. Johnson, 
G. R. Gardiner, H. D. Evans, '01 ; J. A. Harlow, L. 
C. Whitmore, M. Blancliard, M. F. Phillips, '03; C. 
W. Rundlett, H. E. Alayo, G. D. Martin, '04. 

The Medical Fraternity of Phi Chi held a ban- 
quet at the Riverton Casino, Thursday evening of 
last week. Previous to the banquet the following 
new members were initiated : Honorary — Dr. E. G. 
Abbott, W. H. Bradford, Dr. Frank I. Brown, Dr. 
W. L. Cousins, Dr. H. F. Twitchell, Dr. A. S. 
Gilson, Dr. A. T. Milliken, Dr. R. D. Small. 
Active, from the medical classes as specified : H. A. 
Pingree. J. J. Pelletier. H. S. McCarty, '01; R. T. 
Wiseman. '03; P. S. Hill, L. L. Magoun, C. L. 
Craigan, A. McMiUin, E. D. Towle, C. E. H. Beane, 
H. L. Small, J. S. Dyer, F. L. Keene, S. M. Marsh, 
'04. The banquet was served at nine o'clock to 
sixty active and graduate members of the fraternity. 

The annual dinner of the Amherst Alumni Asso- 
ciation of New York was held last Thursday. 
Among the speakers were President Harris, for- 
merly of Auburn, Maine, and Thomas B. Reed, 
Bowdoin, '60. President Harris announced that he 
had secured the final subscription which insured the 
receipt of a special endowment fund of $100,000, 
which will be used in increasing the salaries of the 
members of the faculty of that institution, so that 
full professors will henceforth receive $3,000 each 
per year. The final subscription of $10,000 is said 
to have been received from J. W. Simpson, a law 
partner of Mr. Reed. The latter spoke in defense 
of the small colleges, and dwelt on the advantages 
which these institutions offer. 



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"CARDINAL VIRTUES." 

The second of the series of lectures scheduled for 
this term was given last Thursday evening by Pres- 
ident Hyde. The Cardinal Virtues, Wisdom, Tem- 
perance, Courage, and Justice, as laid down by 
Plato, were the subject of his talk. 

In regard to Wisdom, he said that it is not 
merely the result of book learning, but the knowl- 
edge of the proportion of things, giving as an exam- 
ple the gaining and saving of wealth. He gave 
special warning to investors to beware of high profits 
and high rates of interest. 

Temperance was next considered, and drunk- 
enness, gluttony, and the drug habits were strongly 
condemned. 

When he spoke of courage, he said that one 
should be prompt in meeting one's debts and in keep- 
ing one's appointments; for a man who is. always a 
little behindhand generally leads an unpleasant life. 

In treating of justice, he .spoke against the pro- 
moters of fake investments, saying that in such 
dealings men were considered as things and not as 
human beings. He also dwelt with considerable 
stress on the sanctity of the home. 



ATHLETICS. 

G. Roland Walker, manager of the Bowdoin 
Athletic Association, will attend a meeting of the 
New England Association at Boston, February C). 
1901. Representatives from all the New England 
colleges will be present. The business of the meet- 
ing will be the election of officers and the necessary 
arrangements for the Worcester meet. The meet 
will occur May 18, and the events will probably be 
the same as last year. 

The relay race with Technology will occur 
in IMechanics' Hall, Boston, the evening of Feb- 
ruary 16. This will be the only relay race of the 
year, the Boston College meet having proved a 
financial failure. Candidates for the team are 
Snow, Cloudman, Nutter, Furbush, Hunt and Gray. 

The second eleven have received their caps. 
They are similar to those worn by the 'Varsity; 
with the addition of the letters F. A., one on each 
side of the B. The men entitled to wear them are 
Shaw, Dana, Barker, jNIarshall, Soule, Blanchard, 
Corliss, Webber, J. Stevens, Moody, Lowell, and 
Clary. 

The annual meeting of the Maine Intercollegiate 
Athletic Association will be held at Waterville, Feb- 
ruary 2,3. Bowdoin. L^niversity of Maine, Colby, 
and Bates will send representatives. Manager 



Walker will attend for Bowdoin. The business 
before the meeting will be the election of officers, 
and the arrangements for the Maine meet, which 
will be held at Orono. 

Manager Walker has received answers from 
eight fitting schools in reference to the invitation 
meet. Brewer High, Rumford High, Fryeburg 
Academy, Coburn Classical Institute are among the 
schools that will be represented for the first time. 



ALUMNI. 

'JS- — Representative McCleary of Minnesota, 
from the committee on library, has reported favora- 
bly to the House the bill to appropriate $4,000 for a 
pedestal for a statue to the poet Henry W. Longfel- 
low, which is to be erected in Washington by the 
Longfellow Memorial Association. The b" :':-) 
carries provisions for the donation of a site uj. ..l 

ol the government reservations. 

'so. — General Oliver O. Howard recently lec- 
tured very entertainingly before students of the 
University of Pennsylvania, on "Grant and His 
Generals." He spoke of the attributes of Grant and 
the characteristics of Generals Sherman, Hooker, 
Hazen, and Thomas, and their different plans of 
campaign. He said that Grant's purpose always 
was to concentrate superior numbers in battle, and 
that this has since been decided the only true way 
against an enemy such as he had. 

On Sunday, the 20th inst.. General Howard spoke 
as the University preacher, on "The Father Love, 
Patriotic and Christian," before the largest chapel 
audience of the year. 

'53. — Dr. Jonathan Edwards Adams died at his 
home in Bangor, January 21, from apoplexy. He 
was born at Woolwich, April 9, 1812, and after 
graduating with high honors from Bowdoin entered 
the Bangor Theological Seminary, where he grad- 
uated in 1858. For many years he was pastor at 
New Sharon and Searsport. During the war he was 
with the Army of the Potomac in the service of 
the Christian Commission. In 1877 he resigned 
his pastorate at Searsport to become general secre- 
tary of the Maine Missionary Society, and this posi- 
tion he kept until a short time before his death. 

Dr. .'\dams was a fine scholar and a powerful 
preacher. Years ago he was principal of Bruns- 
wick High School, and old residents here remember 
him well. He always retained his interest in Bruns- 
wick and Bowdoin, and for the last eleven years 
has been an overseer of the college. He was also a 
trustee of the Bangor Theological Seminary. 



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'55 and '60. — At the initial meeting of the Twen- 
tieth Century Club of Portland, held last Saturday 
evening, Hon. William L. Putnam. '55, was elected 
president, and Dr. Seth C. Gordon, M. '55. and Hon. 
Joseph W. Symonds, '60. vice-presidents. 

'71. — Dr. Charles E. Clark of Lynn has recently 
concluded a six days' sale of his valuable collection 
of American portraiture. The amount realized for 
2,057 pieces was over $11,000. 

'T2 and '75. — Hon. George M. Seiders, '72, of 
Portland, and Hon. Seth M. Carter, '75, of Lewis- 
ton. ha\e been appointed members of the- executive 
committee chosen from the Republican State com- 
mittee. 

M. '79. — Dr. William L. Simpson committed 
suicide in his rooms at the Hotel Girard, New York, 
January 26. Despondency because of confirmed 
invalidism was his motive. Dr. Simpson was born 
in Vassalboro, March 11, 1858. He was a finely- 
educated man, and had gained for himself a large 
income, enabling him to give up practice several 
years ago. He lived in Boston until 1895, since 
which time he had lived in New York. He was 
twice married, his first wife being a native of Bruns- 
wick. 

'94. — Dr. George C. Littlefield of Salem, was 
married to Josephine S. Mason of Biddeford, at 
Biddeford, December 25, 1900. Residence, Salem, 
Mass. 

■98. — Rev. R. R;- Morson, pastor of the Winthrop 
Congregational Church, was tendered a farewell 
reception Wednesday evening, the i6th inst., by the 
members of his parish. His resignation is a source 
of deep regret to his parishioners, who have become 
greatly attached to him. Rev. Mr. Morson has 
accepted a call to a church in St. Johns, and will go 
there soon. 

igoo.-^Williara V. Phillips of Orrington has 
accepted a position as principal of the South Brewer 
Grammar School. 

The following Bowdoin alumni have seats in the 
present Maine Senate : Stanley Plummer, '67. Dex- 
ter ; George G. Weeks. N. '82, Fairfield ; and Albert 
Pierce, N. '84. Frankfort. 

The following Bowdoin men represent the state 
in the Maine House: Dr. Harold V. Noyes. M. '81, 
Berwick ; Fred J. Allen, 'go, Sanford : Charles V. 
Minott. Jr., '91, Phippsburg ; Herbert T. Powers, 
N. '91, Fort Fairfield; Frank H. Haskell, '95, Wind- 
ham : and Frank A. Thompson, '98, Bristol. 



Hall of Lambda of Zeta Psi, 
January 14, 1901. 
Whereas, by the dispensation of a Divine Provi- 
dence, we have been bereft of our esteemed brother, 
Everett Hammons of the Class of 1870; 



And whereas, we have, in his death, sustained the 
loss of a most honored and worthy Elder; 

Resolved, That we, the members of the Lambda 
Chapter of the Zeta Psi Fraternity, herewith express 
our deep sorrow and extend our heart-felt sympathy 
to the family of the deceased. 

L. D. Tyler, 

L. A. COUSENS, 

A. M. G. Soule. 



The annual report of Provost Harrison of the 
University of Pennsylvania, for the year ending 
August 31, 1900, has just been published. Accord- 
ing to the registration figures 2,673 students were 
in attendance — a decrease of 117, caused chiefly by 
the prolongation of the courses in law, medicine, and 
dentistry, and the increased requirements for admis- 
sion. The number of instructors was 260. 

An important arrangement has been made in the 
college course, permitting seniors in the college to 
take at the same time the first year work of the 
Medical School, and thus to receive a degree in 
medicine in seven years. Certain courses in finance 
and economy have, been abolished and a' new four- 
year course in commerce and industry substituted. A 
gratifying increase in the proportion of college grad- 
uates among the npw law students is noted. At 
present forty per cent, are graduates and twenty-one 
per cent, additional have attended college for a 
longer or shorter period. 

The treasurer's report shows that the total 
receipts for the year were $531, 154.39. The aggre- 
gate of cash contributions since June, 1894, the 
beginning of the present administration, is $3,335,- 
473.99 exclusive of pledges to the amount of 
$675,000. 



J. 5. TOWNE, 

Jeweler and Optician, 

Town Building, BRUNSWICK, ME., 

for Prices on College and Fraternily Pins. 

Bowdoin Pins ahvave on hand. 

Fine Wateh and Jewelry Repairing a Specialty. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



"Twenty-Five Hundred Dollars in Prizes." 

The Colleyc Essay Pulilishin;; Co. is prepiiring a monthly 
for college men ami women, and it solicits manuscripts and 
drawings from college students who may select their own sub- 
jects. Write for information-circular. 

"Students' Loan Fund." 

One-lKilC of the iirocoeds inicniing from the sale of this 
monthly will be set aside as a loan fund for needy and deserv- 
ing students. No interest will be charged on loans. 

"A Trip to Europe Free." 

As the title of tliis nioiUtily is not decided upon we submit it 
to the colleji^e students. Each student will be allowed one sug- 
gestion. His title must be accompanied with one dollar as a 
four months' subscription. The student whose tiile will be 
accepted by ihree judges will receive the above prize. Write at 
once. This offer closes February 1, 1901. 

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TO THE DEAP. 

A rich lady, cured of her Deafness and Noises in 
the Head by Dr. Nicholson's Artificial Ear Drums, 
gave $10,000 to his Institute, so that deaf people 
unable to prcure the Ear Drums may have them free. 
Address No. 4,743, The Nicholson Institute, 780, 
Eighth Avenue, New York, U. S. A. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BEUNSWICK, MAINE, REBRUARY 7, 1901. 



Vol. XXX. 



No. 24. 



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The Orient has a suggestion hi regard to 
one ,of the extra rooms the college will have 
when the new Library Building is built. 
Why not arrange a "Trophy Room" ? Several 
other colleges have such museums, and cer- 
tainly no college could more easily fill one 
with reminders of student prowess than Bow- 
doin. In this room could be placed cups and 
banners won' by college representatives, the 
pictures of noted teams and crews of the 
present and past, and mementoes of famous 
contests and events of general college interest. 
The room could become an attractive inspira- 
tion for those interested in the deeds of 
predecessors, — and who isn't? — and would 
naturally become the headquarters of present 
athletic interests. If we get a new gymna- 
sium, there is the place for the room; if not, 
we would call attention to the similarity of the 
room above Brewster Hall in the chapel, for- 



merly the Sophia Walker Art (iailery. The 
direct and indirect gain to the college would, 
we think, Ije well worth Ihc nutlay. 



The faculty has sent out invitations to the 
fitting schools of the state announcing a 
meeting similar to that of last year to be held 
on Saturday, February 23. 

The principals and assistants of all high 
schools and academies in the state are invited 
to be present, and they are also urged to 
inform the faculty of any subjects that they 
wish discussed. 

The forenoon session will be held in the 
chemical lecture room, beginning at 8.30, and 
the afternoon meeting will be held at New 
Meadows Inn, where lunch will be served. 

The committee of arrangements is com- 
posed of Professor Robinson, Professor 
Johnson, and Professor Houghton. 



TALES OF BOWDOIN. 

Everything is progressing well in regard 
to tales of Bowdoin which is being published 
by Minott, '96, and Snow, '01. The advance 
sale among the alumni has been larger than 
anticipated, and the stories that have come 
in have been even better than was expected. 

That the action of the publishers meets 
with the approval of the alumni and under- 
graduates is shown by the readiness in which 
the books have been subscribed for and by 
the willingness of all those to write who have 
been asked. Already ten stories have been 
received which range from six to twelve 
pages in length. The book is promised for 
commencement week. 

The design on the cover will be drawn by 
R. L. Marston, '99, whose work on the '99 
Bugle was the subject of much favorable 
Comment. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



GLEE AND MANDOLIN-GUITAR 
CLUB TRIP. 

The recent trip of the Glee and Mando- 
lin Guitar Clubs proved to be a very success- 
ful one. The first concert, which was given 
in Kotzschmar Hall, Portland, was one of 
the best concerts that has been given by a 
Bowdoin club for some years. The work of 
both clubs was excellent, that of the Glee 
Club being noticeable for its spirit and vol- 
ume of tone. 

The solosists all did their best, and were 
all encored repeatedly. Mr. Appleton made 
the hit of the evening as a monologuist. 

The second concert of the trip was given 
at Groton, on Thursday, to the largest house 
of the season. 

On Friday evening the clubs gave a con- 
cert in Steinert Hall, and on Saturday even- 
ing before the University Club. The Boston 
Globe gave the concert in Steinert the fol- 
lowing notice : 

Bowdoin College Glee, Mandolin and 
Guitar Clubs gave a grand concert at Steinert 
Hall, Friday night, and her alumni were out 
in force — wives, sisters, cousins, and aunts. 
The programme included "The Man Behind 
the Gun;" "March from Ameer;" "Hannah;" 
mandolin solo, "Song to the Evening Star;" 
"Doan Yer Cry, Ma Honey;" Dance from 
the Geisha, the Happy Jap; reading; violin 
solo, "Fantasie Appaissionata :" "Drown it in 
the Bowl;" patrol, "Midnight in a Grave- 
yard;" "Bowdoin Beata;" "Phi Chi." Mr. 
Appleton is a host in himself at a monologue. 
Mr. Warren's "The Lost Chord," as an 
encore, was the gem of the evening. 



JOHN MARSHALL DAY. 
John Marshall Day was observed in many 
of the chief cities by exercises commemorat- 
ing the hundredth anniversary of the 
appointment of the great justice to the 
supreme bench of the United States. 



John Marshall was appointed Chief 
Justice of the United States Supreme Court 
by President John Adams on the 31st of 
January, 1801, and was installed on the 
fourth day of February. The appointment 
was one of the most important ever made in 
connection with the organization of the 
republic. It was the duty of John Marshall 
to interpret the constitution through the 
formation period of the Union. At that time 
when the two parties, the Federalists and 
Republicans, were bitterly contending in 
order to construct the constitution favorable 
to themselves, it became the lot of John Mar- 
shall to stand between them and hold the con- 
stitution to its strict meaning. Not infre- 
quently he opposed Jefferson in his schemes 
for the advance of his own political party, 
and as often he refused to allow Aexander 
Hamilton to take advantage of a possible 
ambiguity in the clauses of the constitution. 
The Republicans denounced Marshall as 
leaning too far toward the Federalists, since 
he was constantly preventing Jefferson from 
carrying his extreme views into the policy of 
the government. He did all this for the 
future good of the nation, and the credit for 
putting the republic on a firm basis is justly 
given to him. 

While John Marshall was a lawyer, and a 
constitutional lawyer at that, he was a lover 
of poetry — and read and re-read the works 
of the best poets of the time until he was per- 
fectly familiar with them. Indeed, his love 
for poetry was one of the most noticeable 
things in his character. 

At Washington, John Marshall Day was 
observed with impressive ceremonies in the 
hall of representatives in the capitol. Chief 
Justice Fuller delivered an address in which 
he set forth the career of John Marshall as 
an interpreter of the constitution. In Bos- 
ten the day was celebrated by the Massachu- 
setts Branch of the American Bar Associa- 
tion. The Yale Law School also held appro- 
priate exercises under the auspices of the 
Connecticut State Bar Association. 



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The address delivered in Memorial Hall 
by Hon. Charles F. Libby of Portland dealt in 
a most interesting manner with the life and 
times of John Marshall, and the part he had 
in establishing the United States on a firm 
basis of government. 



YALE CORPORATION MEETING. 



The Change in Curriculiim Considered to Be 
Most Important. 



New Haven, Feb. 3. — The meeting of the Yale 
corporation, Wednesday, was one of the most 
important that has been held by this body in many 
years. The decision of the corporation to grant the 
degree of B.A. at Yale after three years of study 
was the most radical step that has been taken by 
this conservative old institution since the corpor- 
ation decided twelve years ago to enlarge Yale Col- 
lege to a university. 

Hereafter it will be possible for a boy who has 
the brains and ability to do it, to get a bachelor's 
degree from Yale in three years. The curriculum 
for the bachelor's degree will still be spread over 
four years. 

While this change does not shorten the academic 
course to three years, it is a step in this direction 
which is certain to lead to more changes and proba- 
bly eventually to cut down the academic course from 
four years to three. 

The idea of giving the degree of bachelor of arts 
after three years of study is not likely to prove pop- 
ular with Yale graduates, who, to a man, believe in 
the class system, and also believe that four years 
and nothing less should be the allotted ti>me of an 
academic course. To the graduates the traditions 
of the old college have always been most dear, and 
nothing has ever, been popular which has tended to 
destroy any of these traditions. 

On the other hand, there has been a demand 
for a three years' course in the academic depart- 
ment. This demand has come from the business 
people, from those who are in a hurry to get 
through college, and from those who honestly 
believe that four years is too much time to give to 
the academic course. 

Considering Yale's time-honored conservatism, it 
is a great victory for President Hadley, young as he 
is, to be able to carry through such a radical change. 
It was a great svirprise to even the best informed 
men when the corporation voted favorably on this 
change. It would seem to indicate by this action 



that President Hadley has the confidence of the cor- 
poration in a remarkable degree. 

The object of all these changes will be to make 
the course at Yale more practical for every-day life 
and much less technical. While the dead languages 
will still be taught in Freshman year, it will be pos- 
sible for a boy from that time on to shape his studies 
according to the profession or business which he is 
to enter after he gets out of college. It will take a 
very able boy to get his degree in three years, and 
in the future it will require a much brighter boy to 
get his degree in four years .than formerly. 

The surprising feature of this change is that 
Yale has been one of the first universities to make it. 

President Dwight made a university out of Yale 
in a certain sense, but he did not complete his work. 
It has been left for President Hadley to develop 
many of the best principles of the curriculum and 
to apply them in a freer and more liberal manner 
than any of his associates. 

The action of the Yale Corporation may 
be the forerunner of such a change in many of 
the leading institutions in the country. For 
some time there has been a growing feeling 
that four years is too long a time to spend 
in college. The advisability of a three years' 
course has been frequently discussed, but until 
now has not been adopted by any great col- 
lege in the country. Now by the change at 
Yale it is possible for a man to complete his 
academic course in three years instead of four. 
As the regular course of four years has been 
increased in difficulty, however, it will require 
a large amount of extra work and a man of 
exceptional ability as a student to complete 
his course in three years. 



CAMPUS CHAT. 

Tyler, '01, is out sick. 
Noyes, '02, has returned to college. 
Junior Class elections occur this week. 
Clough, 1900, was seen in chapel, Saturday. 
Haley, '02, has been quite ill with the grippe. 
Rowe, '04, has returned after a week's illness. 
McCutcheon, '04, rejoined his class last week. 
Farnsworth, '0,3, has been ill for several days. 
Everett, '04, is home with the whooping-cough. 



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Mr. Andrews was in Boston over Sunday. 
Files, ex-'o3, is to enter the Class of '05 next fall. 
Clough, 1900, visited friends in college last week. 
Everett, '04, is out of college with whooping- 
cough. 

Frost and Leighton, 'g6, were on the campus last 
Friday. 

"Jack" Minot, Bowdoin, '96, was on the campus 
Sunday. 

Shorey, Bowdoin, 1900. spent Sunday on the 
campus. 

Randall, '01, has returned after two weeks' 
absence. 

Merrill, '87, and Stetson, '98, visited the college 
last week. 

Many of the fellows attended the theatre at Bath 
last week. 

Professor Lee gave his class in Biology adjourns 
Thursday. 

Francis Dana, '94, is engaged to a Miss Hussey 
of Portland. 

Randall, 'or, has returned to college after two 
weeks' illness. 

Professor Chapman has granted adjourns for the 
last of the week. 

The next Junior Assembly will occur Tuesday 
next, February 12. 

Adams, '99, accompanied the Glee Club on its 
annual Boston trip. 

Several students attended a private party at the 
Inn Thursday night. 

The Glee Club returned Monday from its trip to 
Portland and Boston. 

Bellatty, '02, is at work in Portland. He expects 
to enter '03 next fall. 

Mr. John Frost, '96, is acting as principal of the 
High School at Strong. 

Wildes, '04, has been out of college for a week 
on account of the grippe. 

Thompson, '98, of the Maine Legislature, was 
in Brunswick on Monday. 

Robinson, '03, has been confined to the house 
with the grippe for a week. 

The second Junior Assembly of the term will 
occur the first of next week. 

President Hyde gave his class in Etliics adjourns 
last week because of sickness. 

As a result of the grippe many students are 
having trouble with their eyes. 

Dr. A. V. Thompson, a graduate of the Medical 
School, died in Portland last week. 



In chapel Sunday Professor Chapman gave an 
interesting talk on John Marshall. 

President Hyde has been confined to his home 
with a severe cold for several days. 

Professor Johnson conducted Freshman French 
in Professor Goodell's place, Saturday. 

Spollett, '03, has been compelled to leave college 
for a few weeks, on account of his eyes. 

Judge Addison E. Herrick, 'yi, of Bethel, was 
on the campus Wednesday of last week. 

The regular meeting of the Deutscher Verein 
was omitted Tuesday night on account of the storni 
Several students attended the public installation 
of officers of the Good Templars Monday night. 

Professor Chapman gave a short talk on Wash- 
ington, Marshall, and Lincoln at chapel Sunday. 

Havey, '03, who has been seriously ill for the 
past two weeks, was able to resume his work, Mon- 
day. 

The annual intercollegiate debate between Colby 
and Bates will occur in City Hall. Lewiston, 
.-Xpril 26. 

Beane, 1900, who is attending the Medical School, 
was injured while exercising in the gymnasium 
Saturday. 

Lane, 'g8, passed through town Saturday, on his 
way home, where he was called by the sickness of 
his father. 

Many of the students have taken advantage of 
the fine sleighing of the past week by indulging in a 
sleigh ride. 

The Class of 1902 has voted an assessment of $10 
apiece, to defray the expense of issuing the Bugle, 
the college annual. 

The usual chapel music has been omitted during 
the past week on account of repairs which are being 
made on the organ. 

The Boston Alunmi of Bowdoin College enter- 
tained the foot-ball team at its annual banquet 
Wednesday evening. 

Professor Files gave a very interesting talk on 
Victoria as the ideal woman of her age at the 
Y. M. C. A. meeting Sunday. 

Competitions in the Freshman Class for posi- 
tion on the Orient Board promises to be very 
lively, thus ensuring good men. 

The members of the second eleven have received 
their caps which were voted at the meeting of the 
College Athletic Association last term. 

Professor Alfred S. Barton, of Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, will lecture in Memorial 
Hall to-night on "The Recent Solar Eclipse." 



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211 



At the Church on the Hill, Sunday morning, Dr. 
Mason delivered a very interesting address on the 
life, character, and public services of Queen Victoria. 
A school league is being formed to consist of the 
Belfast, Camden, Rockland, and Vinalhavcn high 
schools. This league wa.s in existence about a year 
ago, and proved very .successful. 

The practice of smoking in the gallery of the 
town hall at the assemblies is very annoying to those 
who are dancing. If the fellows will bear that fact 
in mind and refrain from smoking in the galleries 
it will be much appreciated. 

A good deal of trouble has been caused by some 
of the students walking on the track during snow 
storms. The snow is so ti'odden down that a pick 
has to be used to get it off, and the planks are cut 
up considerably by this means. 

Appleton, Warren, Gilson, and Welch of the Glee 
and Mandolin Clubs all made great hits at the Port- 
land concert. The Portland papers give the clubs 
unstinted praise, and unite in saying that they are 
fully equal to the last year's clubs. 

Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Robinson, and Mrs. Lee 
have been asked by the faculty to arrange for a 
reception in Memorial Hall to the delegates to the 
Zeta Psi Convention at Portland who will visit 
Bnmswick Saturday afternoon, the i6th. 

The Kneisel Quartet of Boston gave a very 
enjoyable concert in the Town Hall on Wednesday 
of last week. The quartet is one of the most famous 
of its kind, and Brunswick was surely favored in 
being able to secure it for a concert here. 

Last Saturday instead of the regular lecture. 
Professor. Callendar met part of the class in the 
library to discuss the topics chosen, and select suita- 
ble books for reading. These themes take the place 
of the required themes to Professor Mitchell. 

Among the Seniors who are availing themselves 
of the opportunity of taking Anatomy and Physi- 
ology with the medcial students are: Cloudman, 
Hill, Fuller, Milliken, and Pratt. By this method 
they are enabled to omit the first year work in the 
Medical School. 

Themes in Economics 2 have been assigned to 
those taking that course, and are to take up the topics 
quite exhaustively, at least 4,000 words being required. 
These lengthy themes cannot but be of benefit to the 
writers, as they necessitate a broad knowledge of 
the subject in hand. 

The twentieth anniversary of the founding of 
Christian Endeavor was celebrated in Portland last 
week. Proitiinent speakers from ftll over the country 
were in attendance, among them President Barrows 



of Oberlin College, one of the leading college pres- 
idents of the day, and a man of fine personality. 

A Bowdoin Junior was seated with a young lady 
of his acquaintance on a Maine Central train, the 
other day, and of course they were discussing Bow- 
doin affairs witli great interest and profit. Two 
little old ladies just in front of them seemed also 
greatly interested. Finally one of them whispered 
audibly to the other; "And is Bowdoin College 
co-cdncatioiial?" 

Professor Goodell. associate professor of modern 
languages at the University of Maine, and assistant 
in French at Bowdoin, has been elected to active 
membership in the International Association 
Phonique, — a society of scholars having its head- 
quarters in Paris. This election to membership is a 
glowing tribute to Mr. Goodell's scholarship, as 
there are few active memljers of the society in the 
United States. 

Most members of the Glee Club returned from 
Boston, Sunday. The trip was successful in all 
respects, and the club was highly complimented by 
the press for its 'excellent work. Four concerts 
were given, the first at Portland in Kotzschmar Hall 
on Wednesday evening; on Thursday evening at 
Groton, Mass. ; on Friday evening in Steinert Hall, 
Boston ; and on Saturday evening at the University 
Club. The concerts were all well patronized, and 
the program met with general favor. 

College exercises were suspended from 10.30 
until noon on iVfonday morning to enable the 
students to attend the oration liy the Honorable 
Charles F. Libby on the life and works of Chief 
Justice Marshall of the Supreme Court. He deliv- 
ered a very interesting talk on the upright and 
vigorous character of the man who did so much to 
give order, authority, and dignity to the United 
States Judiciary in its time of weakness and con- 
fusion. 

The Boston Aluiuni Association sent the foot- 
ball managers a check to pay the expenses of the 
eighteen members of the foot-ball team to the Bos- 
ton Alumni banquet on Wednesday, at the Copley 
Square Hotel. Gregson, Cloudman, Laferriere, 
Hill, Swett, Leighton, Bodwell, Pratt, Fogg, Ham- 
ilton, Sinkiilson, Coffin, Wilson, H. J. Hunt, Dun- 
lap, Phipps, Berry and Eastman are the men who 
went on Wednesday. Several members of the Glee 
Club also stayed over in Boston for the banquet. 

We all understand that the great Maine Central 
Railroad, being but a branch of the Boston & Maine, 
is, like that railroad, a philanthropic concern, with 
earnings just large enough to keep its head above 
water. This fact was well brought out by recent 
hearings before legislative committees. Its need of 



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economy is doubtless the reason why for months it 
has kept at the Brunswick yard an old "bonnet-top" 
whose safety valve or whistle leaks, and leaks con- 
tinuously. At all hours of the day and night we 
are likely to hear its unearthly sighing. Would 
that some one would start a subscription to furnish 
a new valve, for the benefit of us who must bear 
with railroad noises. 



ATHLETICS. 



BcsTON, January 31, 1901. 
Mr. Harold L. Berry, Manager of Foot-Ball Team: 

My Dear Sir — As chairman of the committee of 
the Boston Association of the Bowdoin Alumni I 
take pleasure in extending to you and through you 
to all the members of the Bowdoin Foot-Ball Team 
a cordial invitation to attend the dinner to be held 
at the Copley Square Hotel on Wednesday evening 
next, February 6, at 6.30 o'clock,. 

Enclosed is a check for $90, sent by the Boston 
Association to defray traveling expenses for the 18 
men of the team from Brunswick to Boston. The 
above amount comes from many of the members 
of the association who have watched with interest 
and appreciation the good work }rou have all done 
the past season. You are to be the guests of the 
Boston Association of the Bowdoin Alumni at this 
dinner. Trusting that you will understand the 
spirit in which the invitation is given, to give honor 
where honor is due and to show in some way that 
we are not indifferent to student life at the present 
moments in our "dear old college," I remain 
Sincerely, 

Alfred E. Burton. 

Class of 187S. 

The men who attended this meeting of the Bos- 
ton alumni are those who played in at least two 
games during the season, and have the privilege of 
wearing the B. Manager Berry accompanied the 
party. 



ALUMNI. 



The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class 
secretaries, in procuring it^ms of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

'93. — Reginald Goodell, the associate professor in 
modern language at the University of Maine, and 
instructor in French and Spanish at Bowdoin, has 
recently been honored by an election to active mem- 



bership in the Association Internationale Phon- 
etique, a society of scholars whose president is 
Professor Paul Passy of the Sorbonne, and whose 
headquarters are in Paris, France. The distinction 
of membership is a very great compliment to the 
scholarship of Mr. Goodell. as there are only a few 
active members in the United States, and among 
them are such men as Prof. John Matzke of Leland 
Stanford. Jr.. University, Prof. A. M. Elliott of the 
Johns Hopkins University, and Prof. Adolph Ram- 
beau of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

M. '74. — Dr. Almon V. Thompson of Portland 
died last week. He was born at Eaton, N. H., 
March 22, 1844- The nine years after graduation he 
practiced at Standish, and then moved to Portland: 
He had a large practice until his sickness three years 
ago caused him to retire. He was a Mason and a 
member of many other fraternal orders, and of the 
Bowdoin Alumni Association. 

'60, '64, '73. — At the important hearing given last 
week before the State committee on railroads, con- 
cerning the extension of the Portland railroad lines 
to Gorham and Saco, Judge Joseph W. Symonds, 
'60, representing the Boston & Maine, opposed the 
granting of the authority to make the proposed 
extension, while Hon. Charles F. Libby, '64, and 
Hon. Augustus F. Moulton, '73, represented the 
Portland Company. The witty and eloquent argu- 
ments of the eminent counsel were enjoyed by a 
large audience. 

"52. — Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, after several 
weeks of sickness, is much improved. He has been 
up the Nile as far as the first cataract and has visited 
the Great Pyramid. He left Cairo the 6th inst., and 
Alexandria the 7th, on the Columbia, of the Ham- 
burg-American line, due in New York the 26th inst. 

'25. — By the death of Mrs. Anne Longfellow 
Pierce, sister of the poet, the old Longfellow man- 
sion on Congress street in Portland becomes the 
property of the Maine Historical Society. 

'96. — At the thirty-eighth annual meeting of the 
Maine Press Association, held last week at Augusta, 
Mr. J. Clair Minot of the Kennebec Journal delivered 
an original poem entitled "Our Regal Mother, 
Maine." 

'50 and '53. — At the memorial service held last 
week in Bangor, Prof. John S. Sewall, '50, and Mr. 
John L. Crosby, '53, paid eloquent tributes to the 
memory of Rev. Jonathan Edward Adams, D.D., 
and eulogized his personal character and the power 
of his service and influence. 

'61. — Justice Lvifilius A. Emery of the Maine 
Supreme Court delivered an oration on Chief Justice 
Marshall before the Penobscot county bar. Judge 
Emery was heard with much interest, as he is one 
of the best speakers in the state. 



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'83. — Arthur E. Austin, Professor of Medical 
Chemistry at Tufts, is the author of a work entitled, 
"Manual of Physiological and Clinical Chemistry," 
just published by Samson, Wolifet & Co., Boston. 

'93. — Weston P. Chamberlain, '93, First Lieuten- 
ant and Assistant Surgeon in the United States 
Army, returned to his home at Bristol, Me., Jan- 
uary 19, after an absence of two years and a half, 
spent in hospital work in Cuba, Porto Rico, and the 
Philippines. After a short rest he will report for 
duty at Newport, R. I. 



Y. yw. c. fl. 

Last Thursday E. R. Kelley, '02, was the leader 
of a meeting with an attendance larger than usual. 
Two of our 1900 members were present and had 
interpretations of their own to bring forward of the 
subject of the evening, — "Co-operation in Christian 
Living." There are chances for this co-operation 
always before us ; chances of all kinds ; let us benefit 
ourselves and our neighbors by using them. 

The Sunday service was addressed by Professor 
Files, and very appropriately his subject was Queen 
Victoria, "The Womanly Queen and the Queenly 
Woman." He compared her with Jezebel ; and an 
object of comparison more apposite from its very 
oppositeness can not easily be imagined. The life 
of each has its lesson. It is easy to skip these "les- 
sons" which come to our notice so often. But the 
lesson of the good queen's life is so obvious that it 
cannot be missed. 



OBITUARY. 

Augustus J. Burbank, of the Class of 1849, died 
January 24, at Chicago, 111. He was born in Bethel, 
March S, 1829. After graduating from Bowdoin, 
he taught in St. Albans, Lee, and Dennysville. 
Later he was engaged for several years in active 
business in Hartland, Portland, and Lewiston. 
When the Civil War broke out, Mr. Burbank 
entered the military service as captain of the Sth 
Maine Cavalry, but in a few months resigned 
because of ill health. Thereupon he employed him- 
self for some time in agricultural and other pursuits 
in Iowa and Ilinois, and later transacted real estate 
business in Chicago. 



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BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY 21, 1901. 



Vol. XXX. 



No. 25. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED KVKRY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STDDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902, Editor-in-Cliief. 

George C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . Business Manager. 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene R. Kelley, 1902, Assistant Business Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902, News Editor 

Lyman A. Cousens, 1902, News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903 News Editor 

Farksworth 6. Marshall, 1903, . . Atliletics Editor 
S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903, . . . Alumni Editor 

Per annum, in advance, ..... $2.00. 
Per Copy 10 Cents. 

Please address business communications to the Business 
Manager, and all other contributions to the Editor-in-Clilef. 

Entered at the Post-OfEce at BruQswick as Secotid-Class Mail Matter. 

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

One of the most noticeable things about 
our Hbrary is its lack of fiction by the best 
authors of the day. Many complaints are 
heard about this department, and it certainly 
seems as if a library so well supplied with all 
the works needed by the student in the pursu- 
ance of his studies, should contain more 
works of a lighter vein to supply his leisure 
moments with profitable reading. 

A well read man should certainly be con- 
versant with the best fiction of the clay, and 
but very little opportunity is offered in that 
line. It is well understood that the first object 
of a college library' is to furnish a means of 
examining a subject in greater detail than the 
possibilities of a text book allow, but it seems 
as if it should also provide material from 
which the greatest benefit may be derived 
during the moments devoted to reading for 
recreation. And surely both pleasure and 



profit may be derived from the class of fiction 
which has been published within the last -few 
years. 

The addition of more of this kind of liter- 
ature to the library would be a useful orna- 
ment, and it would be ^'elcomed with the 
hearty approval of the student body. 



RECEPTION TO ZETA PSI FRA- 
TERNITY. 

As a part of the entertainment afforded 
to the delegates to the fifty-fifth annual con- 
vention of the Zeta Psi fraternity, held last 
week at the Falmouth, Portland, under the 
auspices of the Lambda chapter of Bowdoin, 
one hundred college men from Canada and 
from all sections of this country, came from 
Portland, Saturday afternoon, by a special 
train, as visitors to Brunswick and Bowdoin. 

Upon arriving at Brunswick at three 
o'clock, an entertaining hour was spent in 
visiting the chapel, the Walker Art Building, 
and North Maine ; and also enjoyed in calling 
at the chapter houses of Alpha Delta Phi and 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, which were kindly 
thrown open to the fraternity men. 

Later in the afternoon, the fraternity men 
were greeted very cordially at Memorial Hall, 
where an informal reception was given them 
by the members of the faculty and their wives, 
assisted by representatives from the other 
Greek letter chapters of the college. Mrs. 
Houghton and Miss Chapman presided over 
the chocolate table, while Mrs. Hutchins 
served punch. This reception was arranged 
by a committee composed of Mrs. Johnson, 
Mrs. Robinson, and Mrs. Lee. 

Among the colleges and universities repre- 
sented by the visiting Zetes were Brown, Case 
School of Applied Sciences, University of 
Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Lafayette, 
Leland Stanford, Jr., University, McGill of 



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Montreal, University of Michigan, Univer- 
sity of Minnesota, University of New York, 
University of North Carolina, University of 
Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, Tufts, 
Williams, and Yale. 

After a very pleasant afternoon, the vis- 
itors returned to Portland, gratified with their 
hearty greetings and accordingly loud in their 
praises of Bowdoin hospitality. 



THE BOSTON ALUMNI BANQUET. 

Witty speeches, a capital dinner, spirited 
college songs, and genuine fraternal feeling 
were among the chief characteristics of the 
33d annual meeting of the Bowdoin alumni 
of Boston and vicinity, which was held week 
before last at the Copley Square Hotel. In the 
absence of the retiring president, Mr. Stevens, 
the president-elect. Professor A. E. Burton of 
the Massachusetts In-stitute of Technology, 
presided over the festivities. Speeches were 
made by Professor Morse of Salem, Profes- 
sor Chapman of Bowdoin, Dr. Gerrish of 
Portland, president of the Portland Associa- 
tion, H. L. Berry, manager, and John Greg- 
son, Jr., captain of last year's foot-ball team, 
and R. N. Mann, representing the Bowdoin 
Club of Boston. 

A novel feature of the reunion was the 
presence of sixteen members, including the 
captain and manager, of last year's victorious 
foot-ball team. They we>e given a rousing 
reception. They were : H. J. Hunt, G. L. 
Pratt. P. L. Coffin, H. H. Cloudman, P. S. 
Hill, H. B. Eastman, A. Laferriere, R. W. 
Upton, E. A. Dunlap, H. S. Swett, R. H. 
Bodwell, G. E. Fogg, M. B. Phipps, and B. 
P. Hamilton. Among others present were: 
E. B. Smyth, '48; J. B. Sewall, '48; G. O. 
Robinson, '49; A. Eastman, '54; J. G. Stet- 
son, '54; E. Stanwood, '61; J. W. Chadwick, 
'62; F. A. Hill, '62; C. N. Bell, '63; S. B. 
Carter, '66; J. W. MacDonald, '67; T. J. 
Emery, '68; J. C. Coombs, '69; J. F. Eliot, 
'73; W. M. Payson, '74; D. O. S. Lowell, '74; 
Dr. M. Standish, '75 ; D. A. Sargent, '75 ; A. 



S. Whitmore, '75; S. C. Whitmore, '75; G. 
R. Swasey, '75 ; J. E. Chapman, 'jj ; W. A. 
Robinson, '76; H. D. Wiggin, '']'j; A. E. Bur- 
ton, '78; Dr. J. Dyke, '81 ; W. W. Towle, '81 
A. E. Austin, '83 ; E. E. Rideout, '83 ; G. A 
Ingalls, '88 ; F. J. Libby, '89 ; W. H. Greeley 
'90; Henry Chapman, '91; T. S. Lazell, '92 
C. C. Bucknam, '93 ; W. P. Thompson. '94 
H. E. Andrews, '94; F. W. Dana, '94; W. W, 
Fogg, '96; F. S. Dane, '96; M. Warren, '96 
E. Stanwood, Jr., '98 ; S. E. Young, '98 ; P. B 
Churchill, '99; R. S. Edwards, 1900; S. P 
Harris, 1900. 

Previous to the dinner there was a brief 
business session, when the following officers 
were elected : President, A. E. Burton ; Vice- 
President, G. R. Swasey; Secretary, W. G. 
Reed ; Assistant Secretary, A. L. Gumbert ; 
E.xecutive Committee, T. J. Emery, D. O. S. 
Lowell, W. A. Robinson, W. W. Towle, C. F. 
Moulton, E. N. Coding and H. S. Chapman. 

President-elect Burton, who acted as 
toast-master, after reading letters of regret 
from Chief Justice Fuller, Thomas B. Reed, 
Senator P'rye, and others, made a brief 
address. In the course of his remarks. Profes- 
sor Burton presented to Bowdoin College, 
through Professor Chapman, a mourning 
ring which had belonged to James Winthrop 
Bowdoin, son of the founder of Bowdoin Col- 
lege. The ring contains a lock of James 
Bowdoin's hair. It was given to Professor 
Burton by Mrs. W. B. Rogers, wife of the 
founder of the Institute of Technology. At 
the close of his remarks, the toast-master 
introduced Professor Morse of Salem, who 
made an interesting address. Professor H. 
L. Chapman was next introduced and received 
a rousing reception. He spoke of the great 
benefit to the college of alumni associations. 

Dr. F. H. Gerrish of the Bowdoin Medical 
School, spoke of the increasing interest in 
that department, and the indebtedness of the 
college to the Boston men for their loyalty 
and support. 

Manager Berry thanked the association on 
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for the hospitalit\- and honor which had heen 
shown them. 

Captain Gregson was called upon, and 
said that it was hard work, and the college 
spirit, which had won last year's battles 
would, he hoped, win this year's. 

The last speaker was Roland N. Mann, 
who represented the Boston Bowdoin Club. 



CAMPUS CtiAT. 

Peabody, '03, is out sick. 

Clark, '99, was on the campus Sunday. 

Leighton, '96, was on the campus last week. 

Chamberlain, '93. was on the campus Monday of 
last week. 

Clement, 1900, was on the campus Monday visit- 
ing friends. 

Tyler, '01, has returned to college after a three 
weeks' illness. 

Wildes, '04. has returned to college after a 
week's absence. 

Colesworthy, 1900, was on the campus two or 
three days last week. 

Junior elections have been postponed until after 
Washington's Birthday. 

Mr. Small, a medical student, is at his home in 
Deering sick with the measles. 

The chapel organ has at last been put together 
again, and is much improved in tone. 

Within the last few weeks the oldest graduates 
of Yale, Brown, and Williams have died. 

Special reports have been assigned to those 
taking History 5. Reports are due March 27. 

Tlie Beta Theta Pi alumni of New England will 
hold their annual banquet in Boston, February 21. 

Kelley, '02, who has been teaching school at 
Boothbay for the last ten weeks, has returned to 
college. 

The Congressional report of the hazing at West 
Point will contain nearly a million words. It needs 
them. 

Green, '03, has rejoined his class after being 
confined to his rooms for a week on account of the 
injury to his ankle. 

The piano was moved into the gymnafjium 
recently, a thing which reminds us that the annual 
in-door meet is drawing near. 



Algernon S. Dyer, a graduate of Bowdoin and a 
former instructor here, is now sub-master of the 
Biddeford High School. 

Some of the Bowdoin alumni actually believe 
that Greek still has a place in the college curriculum. 
How antiquated ! — Boston Globe. 

Columbia intends to try Bowdoin and Bates at 
base-ball next spring right here in Maine. A New 
England trip will be made by the nine from the 
New York college. 

G. L. Lewis, '01, who has been an assistant in 
the Brunswick High School during the present col- 
lege year, has finished his duties there and has 
returned to college. 

A number of scholars from the Freeport High 
School spent Saturday on the campus recently. In 
the morning they attended chapel, and afterwards 
visited the different buildings. 

Principal Peterson of the McGill University is 
clear in his insinuation that too much latitude is 
given to Harvard students in their choice of studies, 
and that the narrower course at McGill University 
is about right. 

A number of the students of the Class of 1903 
have formed a polo team, known as the Bowdoin 
Ten-Strikes, which consists of White, Coffin, Per- 
kins, Dana, and Pratt, played its first game week 
before last, and was defeated by the Lewiston High 
School by a small score. 

President Eliot of Harvard states in his annual 
report that the scientific school contributes a larger 
proportion of men to the various athletic teams 
and crews than the academic department. Since 
there is no athletic course, this is a valuable sug- 
gestion to a student entering and uncertain which 
course of study to pursue. 

Bowdoin is to have another chapter house in the 
spring. The Theta Delta Chi fraternity has secured 
the lot on the corner of Maine and McKeen streets, 
and work on the new house will begin early in the 
spring. The Psi Upsilon fraternity also intends to 
build on what is known as the Thompson lot just 
south of the Theta Delta Chi lot on Maine street. 

W. R. Chapman of New York, and 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 enter- 
tainment than that given by the Bowdoin Glee and 
Mandolin-Guitar Clubs the other night. Both Glee 
and Mandolin Clubs are exceptionally good, but I 
think that I never heard such a delicacy of shading 
and finish in any similar combination of instru- 
ments. I did not before realize that there was so 
much real music in mandolins and guitars." 



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Vose, 'oi, is out sick. 

Dillaway, 'oi, has returned to college. 

Giles. 1900, was in town last Saturday. 

Professor Chapman granted adjourns last Thurs- 
day. 

Martin, '04, has been called home because of sick- 
ness. 

The first quiz of the term in polycon was given 
Tuesday. 

Mayo, '04, and Cass, '04, are home on account 
of illness. 

The Seniors commenced reading Shakespeare 
Tuesday. 

Professor Callender gave adjourns in polycon 
Tuesday. 

Rowe has been elected captain of the Freshman 
relay team. 

The Seniors held their election of class officers 
Wednesday. 

Cobb, 1900, and Holmes, 1900, were at chapel 
last Sunday. 

Packard, '04, has recovered from a -severe attack 
of the grippe. 

Pottle, 1900, and Clough, 1900, were visiting old 
friends last week. 

Purington, '04, has resumed his studies after a 
two weeks' siege of la grippe. 

Wyman, '01, has returned to college after a 
serious illness of three weeks. 

Haley, '02, has recovered from his late illness 
and is able to be around again. 

Quite a number of the students attended the hop 
given in Bath last Friday evening. 

The Rowe-King Stock Company attracted a 
number of students to Bath Saturday evening. 

Emerson, '04, played for a teception and dance 
given by Lewiston High School last Friday evening. 

It is said that certain of the faculty inquired of 
several Bowdoin men at the recent reception, what 
college they were from. 

The Glee Club started Monday on a week's tour. 
The trip includes concerts at Houlton, Caribou, 
Presque Isle, Bangor, and Patten. 

Among those accompanying the team to the 
Relay Race were Quinn, '01, Watson, Eastman, 
Cobb, '02, Carl Smith, and J. P. Webber, '03. 

Within a few weeks big incandescent lights have 
been placed in front of most of the entrances to 
campus buildings. The only ones to object are 
those who see in their mind's ej'C the end of the 
cosy chats with "her" on the Art Building or Science 
Building steps when warmer weather comes. 



Dr. Gehring, '01, spent Sunday in Boston. 

Gross, '02, sang a solo at chapel Sunday. 

A. K. K. held their initiation Saturday night. 

Andy P. Havey, '03, is recovering from the grippe 
at his home in West Sullivan. 

Martin, '03, has been at home sick for several 
weeks. He is reported much better. 

President Hyde was confined to the house sev- 
eral days last week on account of illness. 

Drew B. Hall, '99, has been visiting for several 
weeks at his father's home in Brunswick. 

Why not sand the slippery ascent to the bulletin- 
liiiard at the chapel and make the notices accessible 
in safety? 

The arc light by Memorial Hall is to be removed, 
and then the campus will be entirely dependent on 
the college plant. 

At the Boston alumni banquet Professor Chap- 
man spoke a few unsolicited and hearty words in 
behalf of the Quill. 

Professor Robinson was present five days as 
expert witness for the defence in the famous Knight 
murder trial just finished at Saco. 

Among the alumni seen on the campus during 
the Zeta Psi reception were Goodspeed, 1900, 
Willard, 1900, Clark, '99, and Rollins, '99. 

The '68 Prize Speaking Contest was held Thurs- 
day of last week. The speakers were Sills, Wheeler, 
Lewis, Willey, Danforth, and A. F. Cowan. 

George T. Ordway, '96, was in town the greater 
part of last week. Mr. Ordway is now practicing 
law at his own office on State street, Boston. 

Hon. Charles D. Gilman, who died two weeks 
ago in Brunswick, has acted as marshal of the col- 
lege commencement exercises for several years. 

There will be an even larger attendance at the 
annual conference of secondary teachers and col- 
lege instructors, Saturday, than there was last year. 

The cups presented to the relay team are steins, 
very tastefully shaped, engraved, and displaying the 
seal of the B. A. A. on the front in copper, gold, and 
enamel. 

The '68 Prize Speaking of the Class of 1901 took 
place in Memorial Hall last Thursday evening. The 
prize was awarded to Kenneth C. M. Sills of Port- 
land. 

The Deutscher Verein met Monday evening, 
February 11, at New Meadows Inn. Professor Files 
gave an illustrated lecture on "German Highways." 
Previous to this year the members of the Verein 
were composed of Senior's and alumni, but at the 
last meeting it was voted to admit six Juniors to 
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There will be a living picture entertainment 
called "Aunt Jemima's Album," at Pythian Hall, 
Friday evening, which will have several of the 
students as characters. 

Because of the Fitting School Conference there 
will be adjourns Saturday, and a large number of 
the fellows will take the opportunity of the double 
holiday for a home visit. 

The national Zeta Psi Convention at Portland 
brought many Bowdoin alumni together, and a num- 
ber of them visited the campus with the other dele- 
gates, Satiu'day afternoon. 

Several of the students attended the lecture of 
Mr. Ernest Seton-Thompson on "The Personality 
of Wild Animals," given in the Town Hall, Wednes- 
day afternoon, February 14. 

The fire brigade of the University of Maine, 
which is made up of the students, did good work 
at the burning of one of their chapter houses last 
week. Why not organize one here? 

The following made the Glee Club trip : Oakes, 
Preble, Woodbury, Clifford, Bridgham, Preston, 
Gibson, Palmer, Wilson, Furbish, Appleton, Haynes, 
Archibald, Willey, Walker, Larrabee, Smith, Emer- 
son, Gray. 

The Juniors had a written quiz in Chemistry, 
Monday morning, and the Seniors an adjourn in the 
afternoon, while Professor Robinson was testifying 
in court at Portland as to the alcoholic qualities of 
certain beers. 

At chapel Sunday President Hyde urged again 
on the students the care of the buildings and grounds 
of the college. He promises to make a recommenda- 
tion to the boards for an appropriation for a suit- 
able and regular inspection of all the dormitories. 

On February 22, the Glee and Mandolin Clubs 
will be at Bangor. The concert will be given under 
the auspices of the Nottyuns of the Bangor High 
School in the City Hall. After the concert there 
will be a dance with music by PuUen's Orchestra. 

The University of Maine wishes to follow Bow- 
doin's example and have a central heating and power 
plant. A bill appropriating the necessary amount 
is now before the legislature. The university is also 
asking for a new drill-hall, in addition to the regu- 
lar appropriations. 

The second Junior assembly of the season was 
held in the Town Hall, Tuesday evening, Feb. 12. 
This assembly was a greater success than the first 
one. Music was furnished by the Bowdoin College 
Orchestra. The patronesses were Mrs. William 
MacDonald, Mrs. C. C. Hutchins, and Mrs. G. T. 
Files. Many young ladies from out of town wei'e 
present. 



The following Seniors have received provisional 
Commencement appointments: Bowler, Bragg, A. 
F. Cowan, F. H. Cowan, Dana, DasconiDe, Dan- 
forth, Evans, Fenley, Flint, Garcelon, Gardner, 
Cell ring, Larrabee, Lewis, Pratt, Sanborn, Sills, 
Stewart, Vose, Walker, Wheeler, Whiting, Willey, 
Wyman, and Yost. 

A good sized audience attended the lecture 
l)y Professor Alfred S. Burton of the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, Thursday night, February 
7, on "The Recent Solar Eclipse." 

The next lecture of the course will be on the 
twenty-eighth, — "Japan," by Professor William A. 
Houghton. 

The gym work of the Freshmen is progressing 
in a most satisfactory manner under the direction 
of Cloudman, '01. The club swinging is well under 
way, and an exceptionally good squad may be 
expected. The sprinting is developing some very 
good men, and competition for the relay team will 
be sharp. 

The anti-hazing movement keeps spreading. 
The Princeton faculty has ruled that hereafter no 
graduate student shall enjoy the privilege of selling 
his old furniture to a Freshman for more than it 
cost when it was new. Very soon all the dear old 
higher educational customs will be relegated to the 
limbo of the things that were. 

T. H. Riley, Jr., '03, is sick at his home on 
Pleasant street with scarlet fever, contracted prob- 
ably in the course of his duties as Brunswick rep- 
resentative of the Lcwiston Journal. He is not 
dangerously sick at present writing, but will be kept 
out of classes for six or seven weeks. He had only 
been out a few days after an attack of the grippe. 

The third story of Memorial Hall has been fitted 
up as a base-ball cage, and the candidates for the 
team are hard at work practicing for the spring. At 
present the cage is not adapted for batting, but pro- 
vision for this will be made in a short time. The 
new cage is much better lighted and larger than the 
old one in the gymnasium, the only handicap being 
the lack of batting facilities. 

Among the distinguished guests at the recent 
meeting of the Maine Bar Association was Hon. 
Josiah Crosby of Dexter, who is 84 years old. Mr. 
Dexter is one of the oldest members of the Maine 
bar, having entered the practice of law in 1838. three 
years after graduating from Bowdoin. At the meet- 
ing he chatted of college life in the early 30's, when 
six o'clock prayers and a recitation before break- 
fast were the daily program. 

Mr. Andrew Carnegie has lately been distributing 
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very generous way to various cities to enable them 
to start libraries. Through the efforts of Senatoi- 
Frye, Lewiston has been included in Mr. Carnegie's 
list. No new gymnasiums for colleges are, however, 
mentioned in these bequests, so we must wait 
patiently until the necessary amount is donated by 
some person as yet unknown. 

The third annual dinner and meeting of the Ken- 
nebec Bowdoin Alumni Association was held last 
Monday evening at Hotel North in Augusta. The 
business meeting and social hour was held at 7.30, 
followed by the banquet at 8.30. President Hyde and 
Professor Mitchell represented the faculty. At the 
invitation of J. Clair Minot, secretary and treasurer of 
the association, Harry H. Cloudman. '01, represented 
the undergraduates. Many of the graduates who are 
in the legislature were present. Hon. H. M. Heath 
acted as toast-master. Cloudman responded to the 
toast on athletics. He spoke of the brilliant series 
of victories won by last year's foot-ball team and of 
the fine condition of the financial affairs. He also 
said that the prospects of the track team were never 
lirighter, and that our team would make a strong 
bid for the champion.ship at the Worcester meet in 
the spring. 

Friday morning the first division in Logic 
debated the question, "Rcsohcd, That the Maine 
Prohibitory Law should be repealed." Harlow and 
Webber were the principal disputants on the affirm- 
ative, and Marshall and Barrows on the negative. 
Speakers from the floor were Atherton. Lawrence, 
B. L. Smith, and Robinson. There was no vote 
taken to show the decision of the class on the ques- 
tion. Wednesday afternoon the second division 
debated the same question. Wilder and Ridlon hav- 
ing the affirmative, and Robinson and Gould the 
negative. Speakers from the floor were Clifford, 
Stover, F. E. Towne, Shaw, Simpson, Dunlap. T. 
Perkins, Pierce, Pratt, Welch. A vote on the 
merits of the question showed seventeen for the 
affirmative and six for the negative. On the 
merits of the debate by the principal disputants the 
vote was twelve for the affirmative and eleven for 
the negative. 

On Wednesday evening, February 13, occurred 
the formal opening of the new Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Chapter House. It was an occasion in which the 
whole college might take interest and pride. The 
Orient wishes to extend its hearty congratulations 
to the chapter for the successful opening of its fine 
house. 

At eight o'clock the first of the patronesses 
arrived, and from that time guests were continually 
arriving up to 10.30. The undergraduates of the 
fraternity received their guests with graceful hospi- 



tality. The patronesses, who received in the library, 
were Mrs. Charles W. Sills of Portland, Mrs. Harry 
DeForest Smith of Brunswick, and Mrs. Fred H. 
Appleton of Bangor. The reception opened with the 
selection of Carmen by the Bowdoin College Orches- 
tra. The reception, inspection of the house, and 
social conversation, accompanied by the harmonious 
strains from the orchestra, continued initil 10.30, and 
from that time until a late hour the younger guests 
danced out the successful opening of Bowdoin's 
new chapter house. The selections of the college 
orchestra were especially good, which helped to make 
the occasion one of the most pleasing events in the 
history of the chapter. The committee who had 
the reception in charge were H. L. Swett, '01, R. 
L. Dana, 'oi, and G. Rowland Walker, '02. 

Some of the guests of the evening were 
ex-Mayor E. U. Curtis of Boston, Judge Enoch 
Foster of Portland, Fred H. Appleton, Esq., of Ban- 
gor, President William DeWitt Hyde of Bowdoin, 
and the faculty of the college, Horace S. Frazer, 
of Boston, who is the architect of the building, Hon. 
Orville D. Baker of Augusta, and Walter G. Davis, 
Esq., of Portland. 



ATHLETICS. 

MAINE INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE. 
A meeting was held at Brunswick, Saturday, the 
ninth, of representatives from the fitting schools of 
central Maine for the purpose of forming a base-ball 
league. Cony High, Gardiner High, Edward Little, 
and Lewiston High each sent representatives. The 
meeting voted to establish a league to be composed 
of the aforementioned schools with possibly the addi- 
tion of Westbrook Seminary. A constitution was 
adopted and a schedule of games arranged. Lowell 
of Edward Little was elected President of the Asso- 
ciation, Williams of Cony High, Vice-President, 
and Hodgson of Lewiston High, Secretary and 
Treasurer. The league will be nominally under the 
direction of the Bowdoin Base-Ball Association, 
which will award a pennant to the school winning 
the championship of the league. 

The men who will practice for the sprints and 
distance runs this year are requested by Capt. 
Cloudman to begin active work on the out-door 
track beginning next week. Each man will be 
expected to run every day. Capt. Cloudman intends 
to carry a winning team to Worcester this year, 
lint it can only be done by the hardest kind of train- 
ing among the candidates. 



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THE RELAY RACE. 
Bowdoin's relay team added another victory to 
its list by defeating M. I. T. at Mechanics' Hall, 
Boston, Saturday evening, February i6, at the B. A. 
A. meet. The team was composed of Bowdoin's 
fast sprinters, — Cloudman, 'oi ; Snow, 'oi ; Hunt, 
'02; and Nutter, '03. The first two are veterans at 
relay racing, while it was Nutter's first trial on a 
'varsity team. The race was more of a farce than 
anything else so far as closeness was concerned. 
Hunt was the first man up and gained 15 yards on 
his opponent, and after that the race was not close 
enough to be exciting. Nutter ran in fine form and 
increased Hunt's lead. Snow made a slight gain 
and Cloudman finished at his leisure. The time, 
3.i8f, was not especially fast, as Bowdoin was not 
pushed to her speed. Bowdoin's team was the 
equal of any at the meet except Harvard, who estab- 
lished a record of 3.iii, lowering the record by 
4 of a second. This is the only race in which Bow- 
doin will participate this year. 

Manager Walker attended the annual meeting of 
the N. E. I. A. A. at Boston, February 9, and inci- 
dentally was elected on the executive committee. 
Arrangements were perfected for the Worcester 
meet. The program will be the same as last year 
with the exception of the bicycle race which will 
be held on a broad track at Worcester this year. 

The meeting of the Maine I. A. A. will be held 
at Lewiston, February 23, instead of at Waterville. 
Representatives from all the Maine colleges will be 
present. 



PAN-AMERICAN SPORTS. 
During the past few weeks the plans for the 
athletic program of the Pan-American Exposition 
have become more complete and many new and 
interesting features have been added. The athletic 
grounds, which are large enough to include all kinds 
of college sports, are well under way. There will 
be a track, probably a mile in length, surrounding 
a park in which will be space for field sports, base- 
ball diamonds and foot-ball gridirons, also a basin 
for high diving. An entire week will be devoted to 
bicycling, and many of the best riders in the world 
will take part. One of the leading foot-ball games 
will be the Carlisle Indian-Cornell game, the date 
of which has not been definitely settled as yet. 
Columbia University will take an active part, as it 
will probably send nine teams, among which are the 
base-l)all, basket-ball, water polo, swimming, boxing, 
and lacrosse teams. During the summer a league 
consisting of Rochester, Toronto, and Oberlin col- 
leges will play a series of base-ball games, and 



Columbia will also play three games. In the 
line of track athletics there will be a meet between 
the winner of the Intercollegiate Field and Track 
Meet, which includes nearly all the western colleges, 
and the winner of the Eastern Intercollegiate track 
meeting. During the summer an intercollegiate 
boxing tournament will be held and in addition the 
management hopes to have several rowing races. 
There are many other events which have not been 
published as yet, but are expected to be of great 
interest. 



Y. M. C. A. 



F. L. Magune led the meeting last Thursday 
evening. "How to Make Bible Study More Help- 
ful" was considered. Individually and in a literary 
way, we have the uninterrupted testimony of all the 
great writers of the language to the influence on 
their thought and expression of our old English 
Bible. But the helpful study of the Bible does not 
end here. He may study it in order to influence our 
lives, and through us the lives of those around us ; 
and the results of our study we may share with 
our neighbors. 

Sunday afternoon there was a short song-service 
instead of the usual address. 



• ALUMNI. 

The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class 
secretaries, in procuring itdms of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

'66. — Professor Chapman read an interesting 
paper on "Anne Hutchinson" at the February meet- 
ing of the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Society at Boston. 

At the tenth annual meeting of the Maine State 
Bar Association recently held at Augusta, Hon. C. 
F. Libby, '64, the first president of the association, 
presided at the dinner. Among the well-known 
lawyers present were the following Bowdoin alumni : 
George W. Fields, '37; Judge William L. Putnam, 
'SS ; J. E. Moore, '65 ; Stanley Plummer, '67 ; O. D. 
Baker, '68; Augustine Simmons, '71; H. M. Heath, 
'72; E. N. Merrill, '74; Isaac W. Dyer, N. '78; J. 
W. Manson, 'Si; M. S .Holway and A. M, God- 
dard, '82 ; Richard Webb, N. '85 ; and F. J. C. Little, 
'89. Hon. Joseph W. Symonds, '60, was elected 
vice-president. 



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'70. — A recent letter of interest to members of 
the Class of 1870 has been received from United 
States Representative D. S. Alexander. Mr. Alex- 
ander writes that the late Everett Hammons is 
the seventh to die out of that class. The other six 
members, in order of death, were C. F. Gilman, F. 
E. Hanson, B. R. Melcher, Albert Gray, R. M. 
Peck, and L. Z. Collins. Out of a class of thirty, 
twenty-three remain. 

'76. — Professor Allan E. Rogers, of the depart- 
ment of History and Political Economy at the 
University of Maine, is a candidate for the Repub- 
lican nomination as Representative to Congress to 
fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Captain 
Boutelle. 

M. '79. — Dr. J. Warren Achorn of Boston, has 
been invited by the Dietetic and Hygiene Gazette of 
New York to edit the diet department of that 
journal. 

'81. — The engagement is announced of Hon. Wil- 
liam Warren Towle of Boston, to Miss Helen L. 
Pettee of Dorchester. 

'91. — Dennis M. Bangs of Waterville was elected 
one of the grand officers of the Zeta Psi Fraternity, 
at the recent annual convention in Portland. 

The following list of Bowdoin graduates who 
are studying at Harvard shows that Harvard is. the 
most popular college for those of our alumni who 
are preparing for professional work. 

In the Graduate School there are Professor 
Moody, '$2 ; E. T. Boyd and F. O. Small, '95 ; J- E. 
Burbank, '96; J. W. Hewitt, '97; W. W. Lawrence, 
'98; and H. T. Burbank, F. P. Morse, and E. B. 
Stackpole, 1900. 

The following Bowdoin men are studying at 
Harvard Law; F. G. Farrington, '94; F. E. Brad- 
bury, '96; R. W. Smith, '97; P. P. Baxter, J. F. 
Dana, G. L. Dillaway, H. R. Ives, W. P. McKown, 
D. R. Pennell, Edward Stanwood, Jr., S. E. Young, 
and A. B. White, all of ■98> W. L. Came, W. B. 
Clark, H. F. Dana, E. R. Godfrey, L. D. Jennings, 
of '99 ; and J. P. Bell and A. W. Levensaler, 1900. 

In the Harvard Medical there are Dr. Benjamin 
Williams, M. '64; Dr. S. C. Bridgham, M. '82; Dr. 
A. F. Hunt, M. '89; Dr. F. M. Stiles, M. '90; Dr. 
C. R. Wellington, M. '98: J. H. Morse, '94; R. H. 
Stubbs, '98; F. H. Albee and J. C. Rogers, Jr., '99; 
and L. M. Spear, 1900. 

E. C. Davis, '97, is a student at Harvard 
Divinity, and Henry Gilman, '97, is studying at 
Harvard Dental. 



It is interesting to note that the sale of cigarettes 
has decreased about two millions a year during the 
past four years. This fact leads the Leiviston Jour- 
nal to inquire, "Who will step up and claim to 
have worked the reform? The graveyard?" 



RESOLUTIONS. 

Hall of Kappa, Psi Upsilon, 
February S, 1901. 

ll'hcrcas. We have learned with deep sorrow of 
the death of our beloved brother, Jonathan Edwards 
Adams of the Class of 1853 ; 

Resoli'cd, That the Fraternity suffers a severe 
loss by the removal of one whose noble qualities 
made him loved and honored by all who knew him ; 

Resolved, That we deeply lament his death and 
extend our sincere sympathy to his friends and rel- 
atives; and 

Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be 
sent to the relatives of the deceased and to the 
Bowdoin Orient. 

Edward Kavanaugh Leighton, 
George Edwin Fogg, 
George Hinjcley Stover. 



STATISTICS IN REGARD TO COLLEGE 
EDUCATION. 
From recent investigations carried on by the 
National Board of Education, it has been found 
that one out of every forty college graduates now 
living has attained recognized distinction of sonie 
sort in the country; and that one in every ten 
thousand, who have not received the benefit of 
higher education, has attained similar success. The 
classification of 15,138 conspicuous Ameri- 
cans whose names appear in Appleton's Ency- 
clopaedia of American Biography shows the follow- 
ing result : 



Scientists, 

Educators, 

Clergymen, 

Lawyers. 

Physicians, 

Authors, 

Statesmen, 

Journalists, 

Public men. 

Philanthropists. 

Business men. 

Soldiers, 

Inventors, 

Actors, 

Explorers, 

Navy, 



.141 


25 


164 


64.30 


62S 


42 


345 


61.76 


i.SO.S 


59 


1080 


56.92 


841 


68 


769 


50.12 


427 


36 


449 


46.82 


41. S 


39 


668 


36.99 


464 


65 


811 


3463 


qb 


II 


206 


30.67 


14.S 


15 


605 


18.95 


29 


6 


145 


16. II 


171 


60 


884 


15-34 


252 


436 


1264 


12.91 


19 


3 


144 


11-45 


4 


4 


99 


3-75 


Q 


7 


233 


3.61 


IS 


34 


466 


2.91 




— Harva 


•rf Crimson. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY 28, 1901. 



Vol. XXX. 



No. 26. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVEKT THURSDAY OP THE COLLEGIATE YEAH 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902, Editor-in-Chief. 

George C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . Business Manager. 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene R. Kelley, 1902, Assistant Business Manager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902 News Editor 

Lyman A. Cousens, 1902 News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903 News Editor 

Faknsworth G. Marshall, 1903, . . Atliletics Editor 
S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903, . . . Alumni Editor 

Per annum, in advance, $2.00. 

Per Copy , JO Cents. 

Please address business communications to the Business 
Manager, and all other contribiuions to the Editor-in-Chief. 

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

Hon. Thomas B. Reed was a speaker at 
the recent dinner of the Amherst College 
alumni in New York City. Mr. Reed dwelt 
on the merits of the small college after this 
fashion : 

"Sometimes it seems to me as if the human 
race was made up so that there was no reason 
why any scheme of redemption should bt 
adopted for oiir general salvation. I did think 
once there was one good man who could tell 
how things ought to be done, but somehow 
his advice was seldom followed. I used to 
mingle with the bad fellows at Bowdoin. I 
have always had a habit of associating with 
bad persons in order to raise the average of 
goodness. Bowdoin College was a small col- 
lege, and yet I don't believe there is a better 
education to-day than we got there. We 
went there in the right spirit. College meant 
oppf)rtunity, and we liad to take advantage 



of that opportunity or we'd never have 
another chance. It is to the small colleges of 
this country, for giving to the people the edu- 
cation they need, that the nation owes a deep 
debt of gratitude. We've all got to be edu- 
cated. The education of a few amounts to a 
very little." 

The diners gave Mr. Reed three cheers 
when he finished. 



Nearly every educational institution of 
the country is now making earnest efiPorts to 
keep along with the constant advance which is 
Ijeing made in the progress of colleges. 
Nearly every clay we read in the papers of 
large bequests which have been left to some 
college or other. Yale and Harvard are con- 
stantly receiving large sums, and Wellesley 
has lately raised a good deal of money 
through her own efforts. This aggressive 
spirit is what is needed in a college, — and it 
will do more toward securing funds for the 
institutions than anything else. 

Bowdoin does not show this aggressive 
spirit. Since we got the Garcelon money and 
that from the Fayerweather estate, with the 
exception of the library building, we have got 
no new buildings nor have we received any 
large bequests. It is true that money has 
been given -to ns in quantities of a few 
thousand at a time, but in, no large sums. 

Noticeable among the colleges for their 
aggressiveness are Brown and Dartmouth. 
Brown recently raised a million — and Dart- 
mouth has been constantly on the alert and 
by her own efforts has succeeded in providing 
herself with very liberal sums. 

Unless we make some effort we are sure 
to fall behind in the march of the colleges. 
Even in our own state there is at least one 
institution which surpasses us in its aggres- 



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siveness and which is coming rapidly forward 
in its relative standing. We should not stand 
by and see other institutions growing rich 
while we are poor. We have the reputation 
of being an aristocratic and exclusive college 
which is possessed of considerable money. To 
have this reputation is all right enough, but 
to have acquired it through our own inactivity 
is most unfortunate. 



A question that is now under considera- 
tion is that of admission to the college by the 
point system. This system, which is employed 
in Harvard and some other universities, is 
somewhat as follows : Let Latin count, for 
instance, four points, algebra 4, geometry 4, 
English 4, Greek 4, physics and chemistry 2 
each, and so on. Now let us suppose that 20 
points are required for admission. Of these 
20 points, Latin, algebra, geometry, and 
English, or 6 points may be required. The 
other four points are at the option of the 
student — and he may make up the 20 by 
offering anything in which he has prepared 
himself in his fitting school. 

There are several advantages to this sys- 
tem, of which the most obvious is that it gives 
the applicant a more liberal chance of obtam- 
ing admission to the college and does away 
in a measure, at least, with the necessity for 
special preparation. 



The necessity of getting more hours into 
the day is growing more and more urgent as 
time goes on. It is probable that by next fall 
the schedule will have received another over- 
hauling and that an entire change will be 
made in it. 

Probably the electives of the last ten or 
twelve years will be carefully gone over and 
the courses will be arranged into groups in 
accordance with them. This will make it 
impossible for certain things to be taken at 
the same time, but by carefully making out 
a schedule based upon the experience of pre- 
vious years it is probable that little, if any, 



inconvenience will be caused by the change. 
The sciences will very likely be arranged 
together, as will the languages, so as to torm 
courses of the same general trend. For ten 
years no one has elected both Sophomore 
Greek and Mathematics at the same time ; 
so these will, in all probability, be made 
exclusive courses. 

It is possible, too, that Wednesday after- 
noon will be taken for recitations and that 
afternoon recitations will begin at half-past 
one. The faculty do not consider it any hard- 
ship to the student to deprive him of Wednes- 
day afternoon on account of the fact that 
nearly every student in college will have at 
least one morning or afternoon to himself 
besides Saturday afternoon which will never 
be taken. 

In regard to bah games which are now 
held on Wednesday afternoons, special arrange- 
ments will be made. The managers will submit 
their schedules to the faculty, and the after- 
noons on which games have been arranged 
will be set apart as half holidays for the 
whole college. In this way it will not be 
necessary to hold games on Wednesdays and 
Saturdays as formerly, but any day may take 
the place of Wednesday. 



The questions taken up in regard to ath- 
letics by the teachers' conference held here 
last week, namely — eligibility, and that a 
physician's certificate of physical fitness to 
compete in athletics be required of each con- 
testant, were questions of a most importanf 
nature. 

It frequently happens in the fitting 
schools that individuals apply for admission 
just before the beginning of the base-ball or 
foot-ball season, whose sole object is to take 
part in one of these branches of athletics and 
who do not intend to remain after the season is 
completed. It is very difficult for the teachers 
of these schools to detect such intentions on 
the part of the applicant, and as a result a con- 
siderable percentage of school teams is made 



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225 



up of fellows who have no intention of 
becoming" a regular member of the school. 

The second of the points discussed was 
that of requiring a doctor's certificate of 
physical fitness to compete in athletics. An 
example of physical jntfitness cited was that 
which occurred at the invitation nxeet of last 
year, where a certain contestant fainted after 
every race on account of heart trouble. The 
matter was discussed at some length, and it 
was finally decided to require a doctor's cer- 
tificate in the case of each athlete competing 
in any sport. 

The question of eligibility is one which 
presents many difficulties. There is no way 
to tell whether a fellow intends to become a 
regular student in a school or whether he 
simply intends to remain during the athletic 
season ; and if the latter be the case, and he 
is allowed to play, nothing can be done about 
it thereafter. The rules of the Bowdoin 
Invitation Meet require that each contestant 
shall be a- bona fide student of the school he 
represents, having taken, on an average, five 
hours a week of recitation work during the 
term when the meeting is held. He must also 
be an amateur as defined by the rules of the 
N. E. I. A. A. Nevertheless, this rule is often 
broken. 

The representatives of the different 
schools considered it of great importance that 
something be done in regard to the eligibility 
of competitors in all athletic contests. 



The following is the official notice of the 
convention held here last week : 

Brunswick, Me., February 23, 1901. 

The second conference of the principaTs 
and assistants of the secondary schools of 
Maine with the faculty of Bowdoin College 
was held here to-day. About seventy-five 
teachers were present, representing nearly 
twenty-five institutions in the state. The 
morning session, which opened at 8.30 in the 
Searles Science Building, was opened by 
President Hvde, who stated that the meeting 



of the previous year had been felt by all to be 
so useful and beneficial that the college had 
thought best to repeat it this year. Last year, 
however, the side of the college had been 
emphasized particularly ; this year the burden 
was to be placed more upon the shoulders of 
the representatives of the schools. It was to 
be desired that the feeling of the secondary 
schools in regard both to requirements for 
admission to college and to any other ques- 
tions of mutual interest might be expressed 
with perfect frankness and freedom. The 
program for the day consisted of ten topics 
which had been selecfed in part by the repre- 
sentatives of various schools, in part by the 
college. Each subject was introduced by 
some member of the conference and followed 
by "general discussions. They were as fol- 
lows: "School Athletics," opened by Dr. 
Whittier of the college; "French and German 
in the Schools," by Professor Files ; "History 
in the Schools," by Professor MacDonald ; 
"Reading and Composition in the Schools," 
by Professor Mitchell ; "Admission to College 
by Points," by Principal Cook of the Augusta 
High School ; "Science in the Schools," by 
Professor Hutchins ; "Collateral Aid in Clas- 
sical Teaching," by Mr. Dyer of Biddeford 
High School; "Should a Foreign Language 
be Begun in the Grammar School?" by Prin- 
cipal Sampson of Thornton Academy; "How 
Can the College Best Aid the School?" by 
Principal Cole of the Bath High School ; and 
"Unwritten Requisites for College Prepara- 
tion,*' by Principal Snow of North Yarmouth 
Academy. 

Many of these subjects were passed over 
quickly, while others brought out full dis- 
cussion. The most interesting, perhaps, was 
that on "School Athletics," which was begun 
in the morning and taken up again in the 
afternoon by Principal Johnson of the Coburn 
Classical Institute. It was the unanimous 
feeling of those present that there was need 
of reform in athletics in school as well as in 
college. The conference took two important 



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steps in voting to recommend (i) that careful 
supervisions should be exercised by schools 
and associations that wo student be allozvcd to 
play under assumed name; and (2) that, 
beside the certificate of regular standing 
which is required of all contestants in inter- 
scholastic contests, there should also be 
required a physician's certificate for each stu- 
dent participating. This vote was occasioned 
by a firm conviction on the part of all present 
that young men of frail physical constitution 
too often received permanent injury from par- 
ticipating in the severe athletic contests. 

The morning session- closed at 12.30, when 
they adjourned for New Meadows Inn, where 
dinner was served. After dinner President 
Hyde called for informal remarks from 
various gentlemen present, among whom were 
Principal Bonney of Skowhegan High School, 
Principal Spratt of Bridgton Academy, 
Professor Chapman of the college, Principal 
Perry of Westbrook Seminary, Principal 
Powers of Gardiner High School, Professor 
Lee of the college, Principal Johnson of 
Coburn Classical Institute, Principal Moulton 
of Rockland High School, Professor Callen- 
der of the college. 

The conference closed at 4.30. 



SOLL UND HABEN. 
The Orient acknowledges the receipt of 
an edition of Gustav Freytag's "Soil und 
Haben," edited by Professor Files. The 
great length of the original has necessitated 
an abridgment, but the material contained in 
the present volume has been carefully selected 
with especial regard as to the passages of 
exceptional interest and value. Professor 
Files has followed out the incidents connected 
with Anton, the hero of the story, and his 
immediate associates. The incidents having 
to do with the Polish insurrection, with 
which the story deals, have also been retained 
to furnish examples of the author's best style. 
The book is sure to become one of the most 
successful abridgments from German texts. 



The book is bound in blue cloth with gold 
lettering, and is published by D. C. Heath 
& Co. 



CAMPUS_ CHAT. 

Rolfe, '02, spent tlie recess at home. 

Gibson sang a solo at Ciiapel Sunday. 

Harris, '03, is in Boston for a few days. 

Only 21 men in chapel Friday morning. 

"Leon Larrabee of Portland was on the campus 
Monday. 

A large number of students enjoyed the holidays 
at home. 

Several students attended the hop at Bath Fri- 
day night. 

Peabody, '03, has returned to college after an 
attack of grippe. 

Haley, '04, reports fine horse racing on the Ken- 
nebec at Gardiner. 

Pearl, ex-special, spent the greater part of last 
week on the campus. 

Gregson, Hunt, and Stanwood passed the recess 
at Macmahan's Island. 

Adjourns were granted Saturday on account ot 
the Teachers' Convention. 

S. P. Harris, 1900, of Boston, spent Washing- 
ton's Birthday in Brunswick. 

Lee, '92, and Willard, 1900, attended the 
Teachers' Convention Saturday. 

Palmer, "oi, has been home for the past ten 
days on account of the grippe. 

W. E. Stanwood has been visiting his brother, 
Fred Stanwood, '02, the past week. 

Mayo, '04, and Martin, '04, have returned to 
college after several days' sick leave. 

A number of students attended '"When We 
Were Twenty-One" at Bath, last Thursday evening. 

Oakes, '04, is the only representative of his class 
in the preliminary base-ball practice in Memorial 
Hjill. 

Henderson, special, after several months' sick- 
ness with typhoid fever, was on the campus 
Monday. 

The name of the giver of the Hall of Fame to 
New York University still remains unknown to tlie 
general public. 

The Freshmen have taken up nearly all of their 
squad drill and will soon begin active practice for 
tlic indoor meet. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



227 



During the absence of the Glee Club there has 
been no choir in chapel at the morning exercises. 

Professor MacDonald lectured before the teach- 
ers of Biddeford last Tuesday night, on American 
History. 

Freshman Math received a much appreciated 
adjourn Monday, the recitation room being too cold 
for comfort. 

Representatives of several electric railroads of 
the state held a business meeting at the Inn last 
Monday evening. 

Qn their recent trip the members of the Glee 
Club attended Katherine Rober's production of 
"Quo Vadis" at Bangor. 

The college was practically deserted Sunday, 
nearly all the students taking advantage of the two 
days' recess to visit their homes. 

Cousins, '02, returned to college Monday, Irom 
a two weeks' absence on business connected with 
the recent Zeta Psi Convention. 

"Aunt Jemima's Album" at Pythian Hall, and 
the dance afterwards, were both participated in by 
a number of the students, last Friday evening. 

Our genial carpenter, Mr. Winslow, has been 
under the weather for several weeks with the 
grip. A capable substit«ce is doing the repairing. 

"When We Were Twenty-One" at Bath last 
Thursday, attracted several of the students who 
remained in college over Washington's birthday. 

Arthur L. Sn. 11, '01, went to Durham, N. H., 
last week, to assist in the formation of a Kappa 
Sigma Chapter at New Hampshire State College. 

Brown, Californij Cornell, Harvard, Yale, 
Leland Stanford, M.chigan, Minnesota, Pennsyl- 
vania, Princeton, and Wisconsin have daily papers. 

F. W. Briggs, '99, was in college Tuesday. Mr. 
Briggs has recently been elected President and 
General Manager of the Somerset Traction Com- 
pany. 

Professor Little : nd Professor Robinson met 
General Hubbard at boston, Monday, and discussed 
with him the revised plans of the new Library 
Building. 

When warm weather comes the electric lights 
connected with the col'iege system will use electricity 
from the storage batteries in the basement of the 
Science Building. 

Harlow and Whitniore, '03, represented the Bow- 
doin Chapter of Beta Theta Pi at the annual New 
England Alumni "Dorg" or Banquet of that frater- 
nity at Bo.ston, February 21. 

Mrs. Laura E. Richards of Gardiner, the writer 
of so many well-known and delightful children's 



stories, was the guest of Professor and Mrs. Jo)/;i- 
son Thursday and Friday of last week. 

The graduation of the first class of cadjis ot 
West Point took place last week. Many of its 
members will be assigned to service in the Philip- 
pines. 

The History Club met with Hayden, Monday 
evening. The subject for the evening was: "Japan 
as a World Power." The discussion of the topic 
was opened by E. R. Kelley. 

Colby is confident of having a winning base-ball 
team this spring. The Waterville college has always 
been well represented on the diamond, and this year 
the team will be strengthened by several star players 
from the preparatory schools. 

Several of the students were included in the 
forty-four guests at a very pleasant whist party 
given last Thursday evening by Professor and Mrs. 
Woodruff in honor of their son John, of the Senior 
Class in Brunswick High School. 

The foot-ball team which represents University 
of Pennsylvania next fall will again be coached by 
George Woodruff. It is understood that a radical 
change of policy will be made, which probably 
means that Pennsy's old hoodoo, the guards back- 
play, will be dropped. 

Several students will attend the ball to be ten- 
dered Governor Hill and the members of the Legis- 
lature in City Hall, Augusta, this evening. The 
affair is under the direction of the citizens of 
Augusta and promises to be the social event of the 
winter at the capital. 

The Glee Club came back the first of the week 
from a very successful week's trip in the Aroostook 
region. The concert at Bangor was before the 
largest audience of any given by the club for several 
years. Welch, '03, did not accompany the club 
c-xccpt at the Bangor concert. 

Hon. J. H. Manley of Augusta, has presented the 
college with a well-preserved copy, attractively 
framed, of the Fast Day Proclamation of Gov- 
ernor James Bowdoin, for the seventeenth of Feb- 
ruary, 1787. Mr. Manley is a representative of the 
descendants of Hon. Daniel Cony, who, as a mem- 
ber of the Executive Council and as a friend of the 
Bowdoin family, had much influence in the endow- 
ment of Bowdoin College. 

An "American Henley" is being planned to till 
in the rest of the week at New London, in which the 
Harvard- Yale races are rowed. If it were twenty 
years ago we should expect to find Bowdoin one of 
the first colleges asked and hers one of the crews 
most dreaded ; but now interest in rowing has had 
to give way here for many necessary reasons. 



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The Junior Class elections resulted as follows : 
President, Fogg; Vice-President, Files; Secre- 
tary and Treasurer, Bodwell ; Marshal, B. Hamil- 
ton ; Poet, Gross ; Orator, Walker ; Odist, Merrill ; 
Chaplain, Haynes ; Committee, McCann, Haley, 
Wing; Member of Athletic Committee, Webb; 
Squad Leader, B. Hamilton ; Captain Class. Ath- 
letic Team, Furbush. 

THEMES. 
The second themes of the term will be due 
Thursday, March 7th. 

Subjects. 
For Sophomores and for Juniors not taking 
Political Economy : 

1. The Disfranchisement of the Southern Negro. 

2. Why We Need a New Gymnasium. 

3. What the 'College Owes to the Student and 
What the Student Owes to the College. 

4. Tennyson's "In Memoriam." 

The Orient editors had an informal banquet ai 
New Meadows Inn, Tuesday evening. Pearson of 
last year's board was present as an honorary meni- 
ber. During the singing of the anthem — i. e., "Phi 
Clii" — a college gentleman knocked at the door, and 
introduced himself as an old Bowdoin man who had 
not seen the campus nor heard the grand old song 
for twenty years. Of course he was invited to join 
in the singing, which he did with a will. As a 
souvenir of the meeting the board brought home a 
"yell," composed during the smoke-talk that fol- 
lowed the banquet. The editors practiced it on the 
campus, before they broke up for the night. It is 
needless to say that the evening was a pleasantly 
spent one in every way. 

At a meeting of the Senior Chiss held in Memo- 
rial Hall, Wednesday afternoon, February 20, the 
following officers were elected: President, Harold 
L. Berry; Vice-President, Roland E. Bragg; Sec- 
retary and Treasurer, Walter L. Sanborn; Marshal, 
John Gregson, Jr. ; Orator, Ripley L. Dana ; Poet, 
John A. Pierce; Committee of Arrangements, Her- 
bert L. Swett, John H. White, Edward K. Leigh- 
ton; Opening Address, Harry H. Cloudman ; Clos- 
ing Address, Kenneth C. M. Sills; Historian, Stan- 
ley C. Willey; Prophet, Hugh F. Quinn ; Chaplain, 
Henry D. Evans; Odist, Arthur F. Cowan; Picture 
Committee, Herbert D. Stewart, Harry S. Coombs, 
John H. Wyman. George L. Pratt was elected 
leader of the class squad, and Harry H. Cloudman 
captain of the class athletic team. It was voted 
to hold a class banquet at the DeWitt, Lewiston, 
in the near future. 

At chapel Sunday there was a very slim attend- 
ance. President Hyde's talk was very practical. 



His theme was purity in athletics, as suggested 
by some points brought out by the recent conference 
with the fitting-school teachers. In the future a 
doctor's certificate as to fitness as well as a teacher's 
certificate as to eligibility is to be asked from each 
contestant in the interscholastic meet. A more cer- 
tain standard by which to judge the legitimacy or 
illegitimacy of the connection of interscholastic ath- 
letes to their schools is to be found if possible. At 
college here parallel improvement is to be made 
soon, President 'Hyde intimated, by a regulation 
from the advisory committee that no man be 
allowed to play on any team under an assumed 
name. Finally, President Hyde deprecated the 
introduction of too large a number of "ready-made" 
medical student players into the base-ball teams. 



ATHLETICS. 

The date of the indoor meet has not been defi- 
nitely decided, but without doubt it will occur 
March 22. The events will be the same as last year. 

The annual meeting of the I. C. A. A. A. A. was 
held at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York City, 
Saturday, February 23. Bowdoin was represented 
by a New York alumnus. Among other business a 
dividend of ten dollars was declared, payable to 
each college in the association. Bowdoin's dues m 
the association are just ten dollars, and under its 
present financial standing the I. C. A. A. A. A. seems 
a good association to belong to. Bowdoin will 
undoubtedly send one or more men to the annual 
games. 



BASE-BALL SCHEDULE. 
Manager Stan wood has practically completed the 
jjase-ball schedule, and the appended list is the first 
official list given out. Probably the whole thirteen 
games will be played, though the extra game is 
uncertain, and an additional practice game may be 
arranged for Fast Day. The first two games are 
practice games. The schedule is especially favor- 
able to Brunswick, six of the ga.mes being played 
here. A new feature is a game with Columbia at 
Portland, June 8. The fatal Ivy Day game will be 
as usual with Bates. 

Schedule. 
April 21 — Lewiston Athletics at Brunswick. 
Xpy\\ 2y — Lewiston B. B. C. at Brunswick. 
April 39 — Dartmouth at Andover. 
May I — Dartmouth at Andover. 
May II— Harvard at Cambridge. 
May IS — Exeter at Brunswick. 



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May 18— U. of M..at Brunswick, 
May 25— U. of M. at Orono. 
May 29 — Bates at Lewiston. 
June 5 — Colby at Brunswick. 
June 8 — Columbia at Portland. 
June 12 — Colby at Waterville. 
June 14 — Bates at Brunswick. 



M. I. C. A. A. 

The annual meeting of the M. I. C. A. A. was 
held at Bates College Saturday, February 23. The 
following college men were present : Swett and 
Walker of Bowdoin ; Ham of Bates ; Thyng and 
Withee of Colby ; and Martin and McCarthy of U. 
of M. Walker of Bowdoin was elected President 
for the ensuing year, Thyng of Colby Vice-Presi- 
dent. McCarthy of U. of M. Treasurer, and Blake 
of Bates Secretary. An effort was made to estao- 
lish a new constitution, but after considerable dis- 
cussion the matter was postponed a year and a com- 
mittee appointed to draw up a new constitution. 
This is a much needed step, as tlie old constitution 
is hazy on several irriportant points. The date of 
the Maine meet was fixed at June i, and the place 
Orono. The events will be the same as last year, 
except that the bicycle race will take place at 
Maplewood Park, Bangor, the day before the meet, 
May 31. 

Part of the officials were chosen for the meet, 
and the rest will be announced later. The follow- 
ing were chosen: Referee, Granville R. Lee of Port- 
land; Judges at Finish, Rockwood of U. of M. , 
Bailey of Colby, Bolster of Bates ; Timers, Dr. Whit- 
tier of Bowdoin, W. R. Howard of Belfast, U. of 
M., and H. L. Fairbanks of Bangor, Bowdoin ; 
Starter, William F. Garcelon of Boston; Clerk of 
Course, Swett of Bowdoin, with an assistant to be 
appointed by himself. The U. of M. manager will 
also appoint scorer and marshal. Measurers for 
field events, Hubbard of Bangor, and some one 
appointed by the Bates manager. Judges of Field 
Events, Fred Swett of Bangor, and J. Arthur 
Haynes of the U. of M. Scorers for Field Events, 
A. M, True of Colby, and F. L. Martin, U. of M. 



HOW EDUCATION WORKS IN RUSSIA. 

St. Petersburg. — One hundred and fifty students, 
recently arrested at Kiefe for engaging in political 
agitation, have been ordered expatriated to Port 
Arthur, where they will do military service. The 
same fate awaits scores of students arrested at the 
capital on a similar charge. The ferment continues 
among students throughout the country. Disturb- 
ances are anticipated. 



ALUMNI. 



The editors of the Orient earnestly request the 
co-operation of the alumni, especially the class sec- 
retaries, in procuring items of interest for this 
department. All contributions will be gratefully 
received. 

'25. — Of the family of Longfellow all the brothers 
are dead, the youngest, Alexander Wadsworth 
Longfellow, having died recently. The only sur- 
vivor of the great poet's immediate family is his 
sister, Mrs. Greenleaf of Cambridge. 

'53. — A good story is told how Representa- 
tive F. C. Stevens of St. Paul, a graduate of Bow- 
doin and a resident for many years of Rockland, 
caused the chief justice to break his silence at the 
Bowdoin annual dinner. The chief justice, as Bow- 
doin alumni well know, has been the president of 
the Washington Alumni Association for many 
years. He used to be one of the most pleasing of 
after-dinner speakers in the country, but when he 
assumes the robes of a chief justice he follows the 
traditions of that great office by indulging in but 
little after-dinner speaking. The Bowdoin alumni, 
who knew of the chief justice's reputation for elo- 
quence, were much disappointed that he said almost 
nothing at the Bowdoin dinner, although Speaker 
Reed consented to scintillate at length. Finally, at 
one of the annual elections of officers Representa- 
tive Stevens, when the nomination for president 
was in order, arose and commented upon a habit 
they had in the West of requiring the head of their 
alumni associations to unbend a little and make 
somewhat prolific speeches at the annual dinners, 
but if the president refused to comply it was their 
custom to put a rival in nomination against him. 

The chief justice took the reference to himself 
in good part. He promised to make a speech at 
the annual dinner and said that he hoped the asso- 
ciation would re-elect him as president, for it was 
an honor he delighted to hold. And ever since then 
when the Bowdoin alumni holds its meetings Chief 
Justice Fuller breaks his wholesome rule agamst 
talking in public and enters into an entertaining 
discussion of the memories of his college days. 

'94. — Mr. Charles A. Flagg of the library of 
Congress, recently history sub-librarian of the New 
York State Library, has compiled a valuable ref- 
erence list on "Connecticut Local History," as 
bulletin fifty-three of the New York State Library. 



The pillory and whipping post have at last been 
abolished in the state of Delaware by a recent vote 
of the state legislature. 



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OBITUARY. 

'69. — Mr. Cassius Clay Powers, a well-known 
lawyer, died February 10, of Bright's disease, at his 
residence in Brookline, after an illness of five weeks. 
He leaves a wife and one daughter. Mr. Powers was 
born in Pittsfield, Ale., and graduated from Bowdoin 
in 1869. For two years he was principal of the Gardi- 
ner . high school, and of the high and grammar 
schools at Brunswick, Me., fitting classes for col- 
lege. He read law with the late Artemus Libbey 
of Augusta, and was admitted to the Kennebec 
county bar in 1871, and to the Suffolk bar, in Bos- 
ton, in 1872. He has since practiced successfully in 
New England and New York. Mr. Powers was a 
Republican in politics, with independent views. He 
represented ward 21 in the Boston city council in 
1886, 1887, and 1888. He was past master of Mas- 
sachusetts Lodge of Masons, a member of the 
Royal Arcanum, of the Order of the Eastern Star, 
and of Hobomak Tribe of Red Men. He was also 
a member of the Boston Bar Association and ol 
the New England and Pine Tree State Clubs. Five 
of his brothers, who are lawyers, have held posi- 
tions of public trust, including ex-Governor Powers 
of Maine and Judge Fred Powers, recently attor- 
ney-general of Maine. 



Hali. of Theta, February 15. 1901. 
Whereas, It has pleased God in His infinite wis- 
dom to remove from our midst the Hon. Charles J. 
Gilman, 

Rcsok'i'ii. That Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa 
Epsilon mourns the loss of a true brother: and be it 
further 

Resolved. That our deepest sympathy is extended 
to the family of the deceased. 

Roland Everett Bragg, 

John AppletoNj 

Irving WifcsoN Nutter, 

Committee for tin- Chafter. 



According to the annual report of the treasurer 
of Harvard, the university accounts, taken together, 
show a deficit of $36,669. The total amount of gifts 
for capital account is $359,806; for immediate use 
the gifts amount to $475,295. 



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unable to procure the Ear Drums may have them free. 
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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MARCH 7, 1901. 



Vol. XXX. 



No. 27. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHKD EVERT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Philip H. Cobb, 1902, Editor-in-Cliief. 

George C. Wheeler, 1901, . . . liusiness Manager. 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene E. Kelley, 1902, Assistant Business IVIanager. 

Richard B. Dole, 1902,' News Editor 

Lyman A. Cousens, 1902, News Editor 

Blaine S. Viles, 1903, News Editor 

Farnsworth G. Marshall, 1903, . . Athletics Editor 
S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903, . . . Alumni Editor 

Per annum, in advance, ..... $2.00. 
Per Copy 10 Cents. 

Please address bushiess communications to the Business 
Manager, and all other contributions to the Editor-in-Chief. 

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

A meeting like tlie recent conference 
between the Faculty and the Fitting School 
teachers of Maine, inclnding as the latter did 
graduates of P.ates, Colby, and the University 
of Maine, is an evidence of a very desirable 
unity of purpose in educational matters 
among the colleges of the State. We trust 
that there may soon be this same readiness of 
coijperation in other lines. We ought to real- 
ize that there is no reason for friction l)etween 
the four colleges. Each is an institution 
devoted to higher education along its 
own chosen lines. Healthy rivalry between 
us is natural, but the wild exuberance 
(A feeling wliich undergraduates often show 
is senseless in itself and tends to cause a sep- 
aration in the much more important niutiial 
relations of the colleges which is bad for each 
one and bad for the State. We may believe 
P.owdoin to be far the superior of all. and in 



proof thereof we may point to our list of 
famous graduates ; but such self-glorification 
publicly indulged in does not improve our- 
selves, and certainly does not help to tear 
down the wall of prejudice and seclusion 
which was erected in the past, but is now, as 
we believe, ready to crumble. If we believe 
we have by right a leadership, and show that 
belief in such sensible ways as the recent con- 
ference, nobody will deny it to us ; for the 
other colleges respect our influence and tradi- 
tions when their own independence and tradi- 
tions are not interfered with. Many of the 
very reasons which make us love Bowdoin are 
the same, we should remember, which cause 
the friends of the other colleges to love them; 
and they do not enjoy hearing us crow loudly 
about the great things Bowdoin has behind 
her, as if she were the only college in Maine. 
• All this has an immediate practical applica- 
tion. It is now only a month and a half 
before the athletic season begins. At present 
we have satisfactory base-ball relations with 
all the other Maine colleges. Let us see' to 
it that we do nothing which would tend to 
injure these relations. We owe it to ourselves 
to treat every team that comes to us as gen- 
erously as the Faculty treated the teachers. 
That is the only way to remove distrust where 
distrust exists. We owe it to ourselves to 
stop all personalities at the games, and to 
recognize fairly the merits of our opponent's 
teams ; and we certainly owe it to ourselves, in 
carrying out this larger patriotism which does 
not gain its strength from the villifving' of 
rivals, to give up singing any songs reflecting 
on other colleges, when their representatives 
are our guests here. Our undignified rivalries 
seem ridiculous to a Harvard or Yale man. 
There is not much greater rivahy imaginable 
than that between these two, and yet vou do 



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not often meet in Cambridge or New Haven a 
man labeled "To H— with Yale," or "To H — • 
with Harvard." Such barbarisms are not 
needed to keep alive their competitions. Nor 
do we need them. Our whole instinctive atti- 
tude needs to be changed. Bates is all right ; 
Colby and the University of Maine are all 
right ; so is Bowdoin all right. They are all 
institutions drawing from the same schools 
boys to be educated according to the ideals 
each college has set up. The way all the col- 
leges can most benefit the whole State is by 
working together through graduates, Faculty, 
and students, with only the honest competition 
necessary to prevent stagnation. The Facul- 
ties and most of the alumni are already mutu- 
ally helpful. The wrong attitude is only 
taken, when at all, by the undergraduates, led 
aside by what they believe is "custom." It all 
depends on us, therefore, to make or mar the 
further cooperation of the colleges. If Bow- 
doin has by right any leadership we do not 
gain its acknowledgTnent by swearing against 
the other colleges, or by belittling them, by 
acting arbitrarily in athletic squabbles, or by 
crowing over our own past achievements. 
Acknowledgment is won by doing our own 
work conscientiously and maintaining our own 
rational traditions firmly, and at the same time 
giving the others credit for doing the same. 
We keep our self-respect just as safely if we 
give to the others the fair show which we 
should be incensed if we our'Selves were denied 
by them. 

This is written not because the Orient has 
any fears for the future, for it believes that 
there never was a time when our athletic inter- 
ests were in better hands ; but simply to 
emphasize what it believes is the real senti- 
ment of the undergraduates. 



Once more the Orient feels obliged to 
agitate the representation of the college in the 
press. Our Press Club, which operated last 
term, was productive of very good results. 
This term the meetings have been discon- 



tinued, but for what reason nobody seems to 
know. 

Nearly every other college keeps up a close 
correspondence with the newspapers, — and it 
is of the greatest importance to do so in order 
that the public may keep in close touch with 
the institution. In foot-ball, base-ball, and 
track athletics we are always well reported, 
but in the matters relating to the routine of the 
college we are far from having the press rep- 
resentation that we should. 

There seenis to be no reason for having 
given up the meetings of the Press Club other 
than a general feeling of indifference among 
its members. It is unfortunate that such a 
spirit should have come into existence, espe- 
cially at a time vi^hen the club was new and 
when it needed above all things a lot of enthu- 
siam to make it productive of the best results. 



Now that the base-ball season is approach- 
ing it seems proper to say a word about the 
prospects for a winning team. 

At present the prospect is not as good as 
might be wished. The team will have to be 
made up largely of new material, but at pres- 
ent very little material has been found. Only 
one man in the Freshman Class is sho