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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXI. 



BEUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 25, 1901. 



No. 1. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 
Richard B. Dole, 1902, Editor-in-Chief. 
EuGENK R. Kellet, 1902 Business Manager. 

Clement F. Robinson, lfl03. Assistant Editor-in-CIiief. 
Farnswokth G. Marshall, 190.3, 

Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 
Lyman A. Cousens, 1902. George C. Purington, 1904. 
Blaine S. Viles, 1903. Harold J. Everett, 1904. 

S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903. 

William T. Rowe, 1904. 



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Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 



With this issue there commences a new 
volume of the Orient. It is not the expecta- 
tion or intention of the editorial board to make 
any radical changes in the paper that will dis- 
tinguish it from all othervolumesofthiscollege 
weekly. It is desired primarily to produce a 
paper that will give an accurate and interest- 
ing account of all events about the college 
directly concerning its students, graduates, or 
Faculty. The Orient is a newspaper, one of 
the chief duties of which is essentially to fur- 
nish news. Although our news sometimes 
cannot help being old, for this misfortune is 
sure to happen to a weekly paper, yet there 
will be something included in it which will be 
of interest to our readers. Then, too, it should 
be remembered that the review of the week 
published in the Orient is the only printed 



record of events in our college. Very often 
it happens that people who wish to learn the 
particulars of some event at Bowdoin in past 
years, find out that they are aided materially 
in their work by the files of this paper. We 
desire to praise and encourage by our com- 
ment all organizations or undertakings con- 
nected with the college which may deserve 
praise. We intend also to comment adversely 
upon and criticise freely all things wrong or 
harmful to the well-being and advancement of 
the college and its interests. With these pur- 
poses in view and with the hearty support and 
cooperation of the students, which we feel 
that the Orient always has liad, we enter 
upon our work without further introduction 
or apology. 



The Athletic Association has been 
especially fortunate this year in securing for a 
coach such an excellent trainer as Mr. 
Lathrop. After having coached the Harvard 
athletic teams for sixteen years, Mr. Lathrop 
went abroad last year to study and profit by 
English and Continental methods of training. 
While in Europe he learned many ways by 
which the work of American athletes may be 
bettered. Last winter he coached several 
teams, among them being the athletic team at 
Saint Mark's School. 

All the knowledge that he has acquired 
both at home and abroad Mr. Lathrop brings 
to Bowdoin this spring, and it is no little cause 
foi' congratulation to the college that he has 
been engaged. It only remains now for the 
students who can take part in athletic events 
of any kind to do their best, so that the man- 
ager will not regret his hard work. This 
year we have stronger material for our 
team than can be supplied again for some 
time to come : in addition to this, the rivalry 



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between Dartmouth, Williams, and Brown 
will be in events that will not interfere with 
us; so that there is a great prospect of our 
sending another winning team to Worcester. 
The Freshmen are especially urged to come 
out on the field, for from their class will come 
the future athletes of the college, and even if 
sorne should not be taken to Worcester this 
year they will be able to profit from the train- 
ing arid supervision of Coach Lathrop. Let 
every man who can, turn out regularly with 
the sc|uad and work for all he is worth. 



In accordance with our intention of find- 
ing fault with whatever is harmful to the col- 
lege, we wish to speak of the care which is 
taken of the halls. It is very often mentioned 
with surprise by visitors that, with such a fine, 
green, well-kept campus dotted here and there 
with artistic buildings all in good condition, 
the barn-like structures which are intended 
for the homes of the students and known as 
dormitories should be kept in such an 
imclean, almost filthy state. Indeed, this note 
of surprise is sounded so often that we dislike 
to receive visitors in our rooms. There are 
many reasons and excuses given for allowing 
such things to be. It is said that the students 
take no pride in keeping their rooms looking 
well and that it is no use to try to keep them 
clean ; that may be so. All idea of pride is 
buried under heaps of dirt. It is said that the 
students act like pigs, so let them live in pig- 
pens. That also may be true ; but in college if 
anywhere a man should be raised above the 
state of the swine, and it is certainly a fact that 
a pig will be a pig and nothing else so long as 
he dwells in a pig-pen. 

Every good housekeeper intends to spend 
the larger part of her forenoon in the sweep- 
ing, dusting, and general ordering of her 
rooms, but in our dormitories one woman is 
considered able to do all that is necessary to 
sixteen studies and sixteen bed-rooms in the 
short period of two hours. As a natural con- 
sequence beds are thrown together instead of 



being made, there is grumbling if a student 
insists on having his room swept oftener than 
once in two weeks, while the painted wood- 
work does not feel the cleansing influence of 
water from one year's end to another. The 
halls are filled with scraps of paper and 
offensive odors, and everything gives the 
impression of neglect and uncleanliness. It 
is no wonder that the students want to move 
into clean, fresh chapter-houses. This cer- 
tainly seems like a bad state of affairs, but we 
think that the description is not overdrawn. 
The fault cannot be put upon the end-women, 
for they do not all six of them receive so much 
pay in a week as one male laborer on the 
campus. 

It is a matter that we recommend to the 
attention of those who have the halls in 
charge. Some radical changes should be 
made and measures adopted so that the rooms 
may be clean and enjoyable and the corridors 
free from dirt. The students pay enovigh for 
their rooms to deserve good housekeeping. A 
man should be hired to have in his care each 
dormitory, work in it all day, and keep the 
rooms clean. Waste-paper receptacles might 
be placed on each floor for the stuff that is 
now thrown about. The vacations and 
recesses offer all the chance needed to give 
the woodwork a thorough scrubbing. If the 
occupants knew that this would be done, they 
would prepare for it and aid the work. Only 
a radical change will accomplish the desired 
end ; disconnected and confined attempts at 
reform have always proved unsuccessful. It 
will be admitted that the condition of the 
dormitories has improved in the last ten years. 
Steam-heating apparatus has been installed in 
all the halls, and last winter the rooms were 
warm. Let us hope that next year they will 
be clean. 



The practice indulged in by a few of the 
college correspondents of giving figures on the 
ability of our track team in certain events is 
hardly commendable. A general divulging his 
plan of action to the enemy before a battle 



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would be deemed foolish to the extreme ; this 
is what the statements which have appeared 
in certain papers amount to, and our opponents 
will only be stirred to greater endeavors by 
our telling what has already been done. Dis- 
cuss our prospects in a general way, but don't 
give figures. 



NEW BASE-BALL RULES. 

The history of base-ball rules for the past 
ten years is a history of attempts to hamper 
both pitcher and batsman with rules enough to 
place them on an ec^ual footing. The four 
changes this year are for the purpose of short- 
ening the time of the game and preventing the 
unnecessary delays caused by foul balls, by the 
catcher's playing back, and by the pitcher's 
dallying in the game. The foul ball rule, 
however, gives the brainy pitcher an immense 
advantage over the batsman. It may work 
well with the skilful batters of the national 
leagues, but to have the first two fouls counted 
as strikes will be fatal to many amateur bats- 
men. The following are the new rules : 

"The catcher must remain up close to the 
bat, or not over ten feet back, the distance to 
be marked with a line." 

"The first two balls fouled off will go as 
strikes unless caught out on the fly." 

"The umpire shall call a ball each time the 
pitcher delays the game more than twenty 
seconds." 

"if the ball is thrown to anyone but the 
catcher by the pitcher when the batsman is up, 
imless in an attempt to retire a base runner, 
the umpire shall call one ball." 



NOTICE. 

An order is being made up for bound vol- 
umes of the Orient. Will all those who have 
a volume of the paper which they wish to 
have bound please communicate with the 
Business Manager. 



, INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS. 

Two new rules have been added to those 
which already govern the Interscholastic 
Track Meet. One is that every man entered 
in any event must have a doctor's certificate 
showing that he is physically able to enter that 
event ; the other is that no student-teacher can 
compete. The first new rule will fill a much 
needed want and will doubtless prevent a 
repetition of last year's meet, when at least 
one man entered was physically unfit for rac- 
ing. The second rule will even matters up 
better between the high schools and academies ; 
for the students at the high schools as a gen- 
eral rule are younger than those at the acad- 
emies. 



CAMPUS ChjflT. 

Smith, '04, is out teaching this term. 

B. P. Hamilton, '02, is teaching at Boothbay. 

Minott, '96, passed Sunday with friends in 
college. 

The annual Psi Upsilon reception occurs on 
May 10. 

Rollins, '99, visited friends on the campus 
the 20th. 

The Baxters have commenced the erection of a 
fine house on College Street. 

Fairbanks, '95, has been elected a director of the 
Bangor Base-Ball Association. 

Gray, '02, who has been teaching at Eastport, this 
last term, has returned to college. 

A new mail box has been placed near the chapel 
for "newspapers and packages only." 

The specifications for the new library are all done 
and in the hands of the contractors for bids or con- 
struction. 

Some of the Faculty began the term by cutting 
their classes on Tuesday morning. Have they signed 
the pledge? 

Rodick, '02, is to be out of college this, term, 
and is to engage in the real estate business at Bar 
Harbor, Me. 

Bellatty, '02, formerly editor-in-chief of the 
Orient, has secured a position with the H. B. 
Humphrey Advertising Agency on Newspaper Row, 
Boston, Mass. 



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Commencement parts are due May 15. 

Rollins and Jennings, '99, were on the campus 
last week. 

P. B. Merrill, '02, is teaching school at South 
Windham, Me. 

Several students enjoyed the Phi Rho Assembly 
at Bath on April 24. 

The annual Bates-Colby debate will occur in City 
Hall, Lewiston, on Friday evening, April 26. 

The Brockton Times for April 8th contains a 
well-written and rather witty article by H. S. 
Pearl, ex-'o3. 

Richard Ray of Wisconsin, Amherst, '04, was 
the guest of his uncle, Professor Johnson, during 
the vacation. 

Professor Moody, who is studying this year at 
Harvard, visited Professor Hutchins during his 
recess last week. 

The Robinson Opera Company at the Columbia 
Theatre proved a strong attraction to many of the 
students last week. 

Stover, '03, coached the cast for the high school 
drama which was given in Assembly Hall last 
Thursday evening. 

Adjourns were granted in Economics 3 and 6 on 
Tuesday. Professor Callendar lectured in Bangor 
on Monday evening. 

A gun club with fifty-four charter members has 
been organized in Brunswick. Grounds have been 
secured near Cook's Corner, and the first shoot was 
held on Fast Day. 

The bicycle race at the Worcester meet will 
probably take place on a new board track which was 
lately built there, but which has no connection with 
the athletic field. 

The following men have been chosen for the 
Junior Prize Declamation : Anthoine, Dole, East- 
man, Fogg, Gross, B. Hamilton, Hayden, Haley, 
Stone, Sinkinson, Walker, Webb. 

The Glee and Mandolin Clubs returned Saturday 
morning from their last trip of the season. 
The clubs gave very successful concerts at Rockland, 
Thomaston, Camden, and Vinalhaven. 

The New England base-ball league has received a 
new lease of life and will be represented in Maine 
this season with teams in Lewiston, Portland, and 
Bangor. Several prominent college players have 
signed with the league. 

The first tennis playing of the term took place on 
the Theta Delta Chi court last Wednesday after- 
noon. Several other courts have also been put in 
shape during the past week. The Freshmen are all 
hard at work with rake and roller. 



A few students will attend the dance given in 
Lewiston by Delta Sigma Theta on April 30. 

The Patten Stock Company at the Columbia 
Theater has proved a strong attraction this week. 

The campus presented a neat appearance on the 
return of the students, having been thoroughly raked 
over during vacation. 

Juniors in Economics 3 are taking up the sub- 
ject of lianking. The text-book used is Dunbar's 
Theory and History of Banking. 

By the will of the late Mrs. John Borland of 
Newcastle, Lincoln Academy receives her costly 
residence as a dormitory for students. 

The young lady members of the Saturday Club 
"\vill give a musical and dramatic entertainment in 
Pythian Hall, next Saturday evening. 

The University of Maine will hold an interschol- 
astic track and field meet on May 18, for the high 
schools and academies in Eastern Maine. 

Among the students who attended the produc- 
tion of a "Rival by Request," given by the Class of 
1901, Portland High School, last Friday evening, the 
19th, were Cobb, Bradstreet, J. P. Webber, Farley, 
Hayden, Abbott, Everett, Stevens, Bodwell, '01. 

On the last Saturday of the term, the base-ball 
managers of the five schools which will make up the 
interscholastic league met in one of the rooms in 
Memorial Hall, at the invitation of Manager Stan- 
wood of the Bowdoin team, and arranged a 
schedule of games. 

Professor Robinson was recently appointed by 
the State Board of Health delegate to the Interna- 
tional Congress of Tuberculosis at London, in July. 
Professor and Mrs. Robinson, accompanied by 
Professor and Mrs. Moody, will leave in June for a 
three months' trip abroad. 

Installments from the Garcelon bequest are now 
coming in to the college treasurer, and it will not 
be long before the whole amount due has been paid 
over. Because of increased values in real estate 
the college has actually gained by the long wait. It 
seems almost unbelievable to think that this affair 
is at last settled. 

At the regular meeting of Deutscher Verein held 
at the Inn last Thursday evening, Danforth, '01, was 
elected Vorsitzender, and the following men were 
admitted to membership from the Junior Class : 
Stone, Fogg, Swett, Benson, Carter, and Preston. 
In the future the meetings will be held on the first 
Thursdays of each month instead of Tuesdays, as 
formerly. 

The annual Y. M. C. A. Handbook of the Col- 
lege, which will appear next fall, is now in prepara- 



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tion by a committee composed of Harlow, '03, Rob- 
inson, '0.3, and Blanchard. '03. More or less fault 
has been found with the last Handbook. To avoid 
chance for such adverse comments on the next one, 
the committee would be glad to receive any sug- 
gestions from the students. 

The plans have been presented to the Faculty for 
the gates at the main entrance; it is felt, however, 
that they are too heavy and monumental to be 
exactlv appropriate. The design consisted essentially 
of two ornamental pillars with a heavy chain 
between. The architects are again at work on them, 
this time intending to have gates instead of a x:hain. 
They may possibly be erected by commencement, 
and in any case will be done next fall. 

On Sunday afternoon Professor Chapman gave 
in chapel a very interesting talk on "Philanthropy." 
He spoke of the life in our great cities and the 
efforts made to alleviate suffering among the poor. 
Emerson, Larrabee, Gibson, and Archibald com- 
posed the quartet. 

A large number of men stayed here during the 
Easter recess for base-ball practice. Pratt, Stan- 
wood, Willey, Rolfe, B. E. Kelley, Blanchard, 
Havey, Perkins, Holt, Bly, Coffin, Allen, Martin, 
Bradstreet, Small, Purington, and Keene were 
among those who stayed. 

At the Freshman Class meeting, last Friday, the 
following officers were elected : Opening Address, 
Oakes; Historian, Mayo; Poet, Bridgham ; Orator, 
Coan ; Committee on Odes, McRae, Dana, Emerson ; 
Closing Address, Palmer; Executive Committee, 
Rowe, Wildes, Palmer; Toast-Master, Powers. 

Three members of the Senior Class, Fred Cowan, 
Vose, and Tyler, have positions as teachers this 
term and will not be in college, but will, neverthe- 
less, make up their studies so as to graduate with 
their class next June. Cowan is sub-principal of the 
Cony High School, Augusta. Vose is teaching 
physics and chemistry in the Warren (Mass.) High 
School. Tyler is teaching History and Latin in a 
private school at Waban, Mass. 

The following little notice has been sent to all 
members of the college by the Faculty : 

The attention of students is hereby called to the 
following regulations of the college, adopted at a 
recent meeting of the Faculty : 

1. No student is allowed to take part in any 
athletic contest under an assumed name. 

2. No studeot who is debarred from recitations 
on account of failure to make up deficiencies at the 
time required, or who has received the major warn- 
ing, or who is undergoing suspension or any other 
form of college discipline, is allowed to represent 



the college as a member of any athletic team, or 
musical or other college organization. 

In connection with his testimony in a bitterly- 
contested liquor trial in Portland, during the vaca- 
tion, full length portraits of Professor Robinson 
appeared in several of the daily papers. Sheriff 
Pearson claimed that a certain beer was intoxicating, 
and adduced the evidence of Professor Robinson 
and others to prove it. The dealers of course denied 
it, and supported their stand by evidence of other 
chemists, — among them Mr. Carmichael of Boston, 
formerly professor here. The judge gave the sheriff 
his decision. 

At the sixth annual reunion and dinner of the 
New York City Alumni Association held at St. 
Dennis Hotel, New York, on Friday night of last 
week. President Nathaniel Butler of Colby 
announced that a philanthropist whose name is for 
the present withheld had recently made a will deed- 
ing the greater part of his property to the institution. 
This fund will be used, according to the wish of the 
donor, in constructing a women's dormitory. The 
question of co-education was discussed at some 
length. 

The Bowdoin Alumni Club of Boston held a 
dinner in that city Saturday evening, April 13, in 
honor of the Bowdoin men now in Harvard. Fol- 
lowing is a list of the speakers and their subjects: 
Professor Edwin H. Hall, Harvard University, Bow- 
doin, '7S> subject, "Should the College Course be 
Three Years ?" ; Professor Arlo Bates, Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology, Bowdoin, '76, subject, 
"The Functions, of the College"; Mr. Ruel W. Smith, 
Harvard Law School, Bowdoin, '97, subject, "The 
Massachusetts Charter of Bowdoin College." The 
dinner was largely attended, and the speeches were 
both eloquent and enthusiastic. 

Through the kindness of Robert C. Winthrop, Jr., 
Esq., of Boston, Bowdoin College has lately received 
interesting relics of the Hon. James Bowdoin, the 
first patron of the institution, and the son of Gov- 
ernor Bowdoin, for whom it was named. These 
include a dress suit of black velvet, lined throughout 
with white satin, of ancient pattern and evidently 
worn on state occasions ; also a pair of interesting 
flintlock pistols, with dagger attachments, which, 
according to tradition, were used by Mr. Bowdoin 
during his travels in Europe. These, with other 
portions of Mr. Bowdoin's wearing apparel, are 
placed in a brass-bound trunk, which will be placed 
in our new library building in the room which it is 
intended to devote exclusively to volumes belonging 
to the private library of Mr. Bowdoin, received 
nearly a century ago. and to other relics and 
mementoes of this family. 



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Y. M. C. A, 



The last meeting of the term was the anmial 
business meeting of the Association. Reports from 
all the officers were heard and discussed, and the fol- 
lowing were elected officers for the ensuing year : 
President, D. E. McCormick, '03 ; Vice-President, C. 
F. Robinson, '03 ; Corresponding Secretary, J. A. Har- 
low, '03; Recording Secretary, G. W. Burpee, '04; 
Treasurer, S. C. W. Simpson, '03. These, with the 
chairmen of committees, who will be appointed 
within a couple of weeks, constitute the "Cabinet," 
which meets at stated intervals to discuss plans 
and means. 

During the spring term the Sunday meetings will 
be, as usual, discontinued, but the short Thursday 
evening meetings continue. The first of these, last 
week, was addressed by Mr. Fred M. Gilbert, Yale, 
'98, the secretary of the volunteer movement. Mr. 
Gilbert will go to India in September as a mission- 
ary, so that his appeal for student interest in mis- 
sions and for student volunteer missionaries was 
certainly justifiable. He spoke with impressive 
earnestness, and what he said will not be soon for- 
gotten by those so lucky as to hear him. 

F. Boyd Edwards, Williams, 1900, one of the 
travelling secretaries, will visit the Bowdoin 
Christian Association May 2 and 3. Mr. Edwards 
was a prominent athlete both in foot-ball and base- 
ball : in base-ball he was catcher of the all-Ameri- 
can nine. 

The Association is much pleased with the 
splendid financial support given by the students 
in general to its plan of sending the president to 
the Princeton convention. We believe that the 
results will prove to have been well worth the outlay. 



y. M. C. A. CONFERENCE. 
The Eastern Presidents' Conference of Student 
Young Men's Christian Associations was held at 
Princeton, N. J., during the Easter vacation. The 
Bowdoin Association was represented by Donald 
E. McCormick, '03. the newly-elected president. 
C. C. Robinson, 1900, of Philadelphia, was also 
present. There were eighty-one delegates in attend- 
ance. The meetings were presided over by Mr. John 
R. Mott, the international secretary, and the open- 
ing address was by him. Other speakers were F. 
L. Janeway of Princeton, General Secretaries Han- 
son, Hicks, White, and Anderson, E. D. Soper of 
University of Pennsylvania, E. C. Carter of Har- 
vard, Frank Moore of Yale, and Mr. H. P. Beach. 
Such subjects as "Qualifications and Preparation of 
Presidents," "Why Some Associations are Unsuc- 



cessful and Others Successful," "Co-operation of 
Faculty and Students in the Work," "The Use of Lit- 
erature in the Work," "Missions, and Mission Study," 
"Personal Work," and "Our General Policy," were 
thoroughly discussed. The success of the conven- 
tion was unprecedented, and the object of the con- 
vention, which was to impress the newly-elected 
presidents of college associations with a clear idea 
of their responsibilities and opportunities, was com- 
pletely attained. 



ATHLETICS. 

. The prospects of a winning track team for this 
year never looked brighter. Most of the long dis- 
tance men have been at work for the last two or 
three weeks, and there is plenty of good material. 
Coach James G. Lathrop arrived last week and will 
remain here until the Worcester meet. Captain 
Cloudman has given out the schedules for work for 
the different events, and the men are all hard at 
work. Coach Lathrop is on the athletic field every 
day from 10 to 12 o'clock and from 3 to 6 o'clock,/ 
and every man, whether he has shown former ability 
or not, is being given the best of attention. 

It is to be hoped that every athlete will keep 
well in mind the remarks made by Coach Lathrop at 
the In-Door Meet. Success will only be won by the 
athlete when careful training rules are followed, and 
no man should make an attempt at athletic work 
unless he follows the direction of the trainer. 



BASE-BALL. 

The regular out-door base-ball practice com- 
menced during the vacation week. Coach PIull. '97, 
captain of the 'varsity nine of '96, has arrived and 
is working hard with the boys. He will remain 
with the team for six or eight weeks. Captain 
Pratt intends to run two teams during the (doming 
season and to change the men from one team to 
another, and in this way to pick a winning nine. 
The team will be composed almost wholly of new 
players with the exception of Captain Pratt and 
Nevers, who has not yet begun to train. This 
leaves seven or eight places on the team to be filled, 
something which is almost unprecedented. There 
are about twenty-five men practicing daily, and 
there are prospects of soon having thirty on the 
field. The fielding of the players is very sharp for 
this stage of the game, but the batting, which will 
doubtless improve as the season advances, is 
lamentabl}' weak. 

Stanwood, Kelley. Dana, Purington, Perkins, 
Folsom, Mayo, ■ and Holt are trying for the out- 



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field, and from these candidates a strong out-field 
can be developed. Havey and Bly are both showing 
up in good form for short-stop. For third, Parker, 
Lord, and Keene are doing good work. Martin, 
Connors, Willey, and Allen are candidates for 
second. Martin is doing some snappy fielding. Of 
'the catchers, Blanchard, Green, and Bradstreet, 
Blanchard is a promising candidate, and is throw- 
ing to second in fine form. For pitchers. Captain 
Pratt, Coffin, Oakes, Stanwood, and White are all 
in good trim and show good command of the ball. 
Small, Pratt, and Coffin are playing first in good 
style. 

The attendance at the base-ball games this year 
should be a matter of college pride. College enthu- 
siasm will have a great deal to do with the success 
of our team, so turn out to the games, practice as 
well as the regular, if you want to see the team win ; 
the team won't win unless you do. 

Large squads of Freshmen attended by Sopho- 
mores have been engaged in putting the tennis courts 
in shape during the past week. Profanity and idle- 
ness have also extended a helping hand, but their 
presence, however necessary, hardly added to the 
dignity of the occasion. Most of the courts bid fair 
to be better than they were last year. 



FOOT-BALL. 

Manager Sidney W. Noyes of the Foot-Ball 
Association has secured Emery H. Sykes, '94, for 
the coach this year. He has also arranged the fol- 
lowing excellent schedule : 

September 28 — New Hampshire State College at 
Brunswick. 

October 2 — Harvard at Cambridge. 

October 5 — Fort Preble at Brunswick. 

October g — Exeter at Brunswick. 

October 16 — Yale at New Haven. 

October 26 — Dartmouth at Portland. 

November 2 — Amherst at Amherst. 

November 9 — Open. 

November 16 — University of Maine a 
wick. 

November 23 — Colby at Waterville. 

Thanksgiving Day — Fort Preble at P< 



Bruns 



rtland. 



Manager Davis of the University of Maine Base- 
Ball team announces his schedule as follows : 

April 24 — Lewiston Base^Ball Club at Orono. 

Fast Day — M. C. L at Orono. 

April 27 — Bates at Orono. 

May I — Lewiston Athletic Club at Orono. 

May 4 — Kent's Hill at Orono. 

May 8 — Colby at Orono. 

May 11 — Bates at Lewiston. 

May 14 — Amherst Agricultural College at 
Amherst, Mass. 



May 15 — Amherst College at Amherst, Mass. 

May 16— Tufts at Medford, Mass. 

May 18 — Bowdoin at Brunswick. 

May 22 — Fort Preble at Orono. 

May 2.S — Bowdoin at Orono. 

May 27 — Colby at Waterville. 

May 31 — Tufts at Orono. 



ALUMNI. 

'so. — At the annual meeting of the American 

Tract Society, held in Washington in March, General 

O. O. Howard delivered an earnest address setting 

forth the object and needs of the society. He 

gave from his own experience a somewhat detailed 

account of the tract society's work in the army, 

emphasizing how much good it accomplished during 

the recent Spanish-American War. He also told of 

what was being done in our island possessions. 

General Howard is president of the society and 

deeply interested in its work. 

The Orient publishes below the directory of the 

Class of 1894, kindly compiled and sent by the class 

secretary, Mr. Charles A. Flagg : 

William Fernald Allen. No report. 

John Wendell Anderson. No report. 

Henry Edwin Andrews. Instructor in English, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sept. 
'99). Res. 32 West Cedar St., Boston, Mass. 

Harry Lee Bagley. No report. 

Rupert Henry Baxter. Member of firm H. C. Bax- 
ter and Bro. Packers of canned goods, Bruns- 
wick, Me. (Jan. '95). Res. Bath, Me. 

Alfred Veazie Bliss. Pa.stor of Congregational 
Churches in Ludlow and Tyson, Vt. (Jan. '98). 
Res. Ludlow, Vt. 

Frank Ellsworth Briggs. Principal of High School, 
Vinalhaven. Me. (Jan. 1900). Home add. Ken- 
nebunk. Me. 

Harry Edgar Bryant. Principal of High School, San- 
ford, Me. (Apr. '98). 

Samuel Preble Buck, Jr. No report. 

Arthur Chapman. Attorney-at-law (Oct. 1900). 
Office, 191 Middle St. Portland, i\[e. Member 
of Common Council (Mar. '01). Res. 226 
Capisic Street. 

Trelawney Clarendale Chapman, Jr. Pastor ot 
Methodist Episcopal Church, Cornish, ATe. 
(Apr. '99 j. 

William Eugene Currier, M.D. (June, '98). House 
officer, Boston City Hospital (Mar. '98). Assist- 
ant physician, contagious department (Mar. '01). 

Francis William Dana. With Harvey Fisk and 
Sons, Bonds, 19 Congress Street, Boston, Mass. 
Home add. 35 West Street, Portland, Me. 



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George Colby DeMott. Pastor of Immanuel Con- 
gregational Church, West Winfield, N. Y. 
(Apr. '99). 

Frank George Farrington. Student, Harvard Uni- 
versity Law School (Sept. 1900). Res. 40 
Kirkland Street, Cambridge, Mass. Home add. 
Augusta, Me. 

Charles Allcott Flagg. In Catalogue Division, 
Library of Congress (May, 1900). Res. 136 D 
Street, S. E. Washington, D. C. 

Fred Whitney Flood. Graduated, Theological Sem- 
inary, Andover, Mass. (June 14, 1900). Pastor 
of Congregational Church, East Dennis, Mass. 
(July 8). Died in East Dennis, August 13, 1900. 

Francis Alvan Frost. Sporting editor, Boston 
Evening Record (Oct. '99). 

Fred Weston Glover. With the Textile Mill Sup- 
ply Co., Charlotte, N. C. (May, 1900). 

Rufus Henry Hinkley, Jr. With Dana Estes and 
Co., Publishers, 212 Summer Street, Boston, 
Mass. (Sept. 95). Res. East Milton, Mass. 

Hiram Lionel Horsman, M.D. (June, '99). Physi- 
cian, Maine Insane Hospital, Augusta (June 
'99). Second assistant (Jan. ■ '01). 

Frank Herbert Knight. With J, G. Godding and 
Co., Apothecaries, Dartmouth, Cor. Newburj 
Street, Boston, Mass. (May '97). Head clerk 
(Nov. '97). 

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

James Atwood Levensaler. Connected with J. O. 
Gushing and Co. Manufacturers of lime, 
Thomaston, Me: (June '94). Member of Super- 
intending School Committee ('98). 

Frederick Joseph Libby. Student, Theological 
Seminary, Andover, Mass. (Sept. '99). Home 
add. Richmond, Me. 

George Curtis Littlefield, M.D. (June '97). Physi- 
cian and surgeon, Out-Patient Department, 
Salem Hospital (May 99). Ofifice and res. 1414 
Church Street, Salem, Mass. 

Albert Jones Lord. Pastor of Congregational 
Church, Hartford, Vt. (July '97). 

Norman McKinnon. Pastor of First Congregational 
Church, Augusta, Me. (June 1900). Add. 49 
Oak Street. 

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

Charlie Edward Merritt. No report. 

Clarence Edward Michels. Principal of High 
School, Hanover, Mass. (Mar. '01). 

Philip Henry Moore. Student, Jefferson Medical 
College, Philadelphia, Pa. (Aug. '99). Add. 62S 
Spruce Street. 



Andrew Urquhart Ogilvie. No report. 

Frederick William Pickard. Head of Editorial 
Department of the Portland Transcript (Nov. 
'95). Res. 124 Emery Street, Portland, Me. 

Ralph Parker Plaisted. Attorney-at-Law (Aug. 
'97). Office, Larrabee Block, 3 Main Street, 
Bangor, Me. Res. 167 Broadway. 

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

Robert Lester Sheaff. Pastor of Congregational 
Church, Barton, Vt. (Mar. '97). 

Edgar Myrick Simpson. Attorney-at-Law (Mayi 
97). Office, 10 Broad Street, Bangor, Me. 
Res. 5 Broadway. 

Samuel Richard Smiley. Pastor of Congregational 
Church, Colebrook, N. H. (Feb. 1900). 

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

Pliny Fenimore Stevens. No report. 

Emery Howe Sykes. Student, Columbia University 
Law School (Oct. 99). Res. 208 West 119th 
Street, New York, N. Y. 

Elias Thomas, Jr. Treasurer of Elias Thomas Co. 
Wholesale groceries and provisions, 114- 120 
Commercial Street, Portland, Me. (Aug. '94). 
Member of Board of Aldermen (Mar. 1900). 
[At present traveling abroad.] 

William Widgery Thomas. Attorney-at-Law (Apr. 
'98). Office, 18414 Middle Street, Portland, Me. 
Res. 178 Danforth Street. 

William Putnam Thompson. Attorney-at-Law (Feb. 
'99). Office, 30 Court Street, Boston. Res. 
Quincy, Mass. 

Benjamin ■ Bradford Whitcomb. Attorney-at-Law 
(Oct. 97). Member of lumber firm of Whit- 
comb, Haynes & Co. Special Deputy Collector 
of Customs (Oct. '98). Res. Ellsworth, Me. 

Harry Cooley Wilbur. Studying law in the office 
of Gage & Strout, 52 Exchange Street, Port- 
land, Me. (June, 1900). Res. 895 Forest Ave- 
nue, Woodfords, Me. 

Marriages. 

16. W. W. Thomas and Mary Abbott Gate, Balti- 

timore, Md., May 15, 1900. 

17. C. A. Flagg and Harriet Dryden Valentine, 

East Orange, N. J., June 21, 1900. 

18. G. C. Littlefield and Josephine Mason, Bidde- 

ford. Me., December 25, 1900. 
Death. 
2. Fred Whitney Flood, August 13, 1900. 

Children. 

8. Manson Minot Hopping Bryant, June 15, 1900. 

9. Mary Dudley Ogilvie, August 26, 1900. 

10. John Coleman Pickard, September 3, 1900. 

11. Widgery Thomas, February 22, 1901. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXI. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 2, 1901. 



No. 2. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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BY THE STDDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

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Eugene R. Kelley, 1902, .... Bu.siuess Manager. 

Clement K. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Farnswokth G. Marshall, 190.3, 

Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 
Lyman A. Cousens, 1902. George C. Purington, 1904. 
Blaine S. Viles, 1903. Harold J. Everett, 1904. 

S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903. 

William T. Bowe, 1904. 



Per annum, in advance. 
Per Copy, 



$2.00. 
10 Cents. 



Please address business communications to tlie Business 
iManager, 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. 

Although no decisive action has yet been 
taken, the time is close at hand when a radical 
change will be made in the annual schedule, by 
dividing the college year into two terms instead 
of three. This is a change that will appeal 
very strongly to the students, and it- is one 
that is desirable in many ways. 

The present scheme is a very old one ; it 
dates from the time when perhaps one-third of 
the students used to be absent during the 
winter, teaching in the district schools. At 
that time it was found convenient to have a 
winter tenn, for the term in the schools lasted 
nist about ten weeks in the winter, and this 
was the chief reason for dividing the year into 
three semesters. Gradually, however, there 
has been a change with the introduction of 
graded schools which have two terms per year. 



In the graded schools, too, more regular 
teachers are desired than students who can 
teach for a few weeks and then have to return 
to college. The large number of scholarships 
offered now has dispensed with the need of 
staying out to earn money. For these and 
other reasons the number of student teachers 
has gradually decreased, until now not more 
than nine or ten are absent at any time as com- 
pared with fifty or sixty who used to be away 
during the winter. 

So with the chief reason for having three 
semesters lacking, let us look at the advan- 
tages to be derived from two. Our foot-ball 
season lasts from the beginning of the college 
year to Thanksgiving ; during this time, which 
includes the major part of the fall term, the 
foot-ball men are from necessity more or less 
diverted from their studies, and things that 
can be neglected are left till the season is over. 
But when we return after the Thanksgiving 
recess, we barely get settled down to work before 
examinations are upon us, and all arrearages 
must be adjusted in a hurry or not at all. 
During the winter term we drag along without 
diversion or incentive and with plenty of leis- 
ure time. In the spring we return to college 
after a week's vacation to a short term of ten 
weeks, which is not long enough time to get 
thoroughly started in any bi"anch of study. 
Many courses in the spring have, more than 
anything else, the mission of filling an other- 
wise empty place in the curriculum. Nobody 
feels, or has a chance to feel, actively interested 
in such short investigation of any subject. 
The spring term is also a period of hurry and 
distraction for the base-ball men, whose work 
is interrupted just as is that of the foot-ball 
men in the fall. 

With the division of the year into two 
terms how great would be the advantage. The 



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foot-ball men could have from November to 
March for making up their work, while the 
base-ball men and track athletes could prepare 
from February to April for a busy and profit- 
able season. The great effect of the change 
would be to relieve the present pressure at the 
ends of the year and make the work more reg- 
ular and even throughout each term. There 
would be an immense advantage in connection 
with examinations. At present we ta' e five 
days three times per year for that purpose. 
With so many electives and required courses 
as we now have, it often happens that a man 
will have as many as three or four examina- 
tions in the same day. If there were on'y two 
examination periods ten days might 1:e taken 
and the hurry and pressure relieved in another 
direction. 

Nearly all graded schools in the N_w Eng- 
land states run on the two-term system as well 
as Harvard, and many other large colleges. It 
is a change that must come here, and will come 
sooner or later. It is probable that some action 
will be taken at the coming commencement. 



We wish to deny positively the erroneous 
report circulated by several newspapers lately, 
that a successor to Professor MacDonald has 
been elected. The rumor is entirely wrong. 
Although there are a large number of candi- 
dates for the position, no one of them has been 
finally chosen. No election can take place 
until the united boards meet at commencement. 



Few of the students know of the fine gen- 
eral workshop that has been installed this 
winter in the south wing of the Science Build- 
ing. The superintendent of grounds has set 
up several lathes for iron and wood work, a 
buzz-planer, a saw, and several other essential 
machines ; and in the past week an expensive 
shaper had been added, making a complete set 
of machines for doing all repairing on old 
apparatus or for making new. It is doubtful if 
any college in the country, other than techni- 
cal schools, has such a well-stocked machine- 



shop at its disposal. In the winter season the 
machines are driven by an engine connected 
with the steam circuit, while the power in sum- 
mer comes from a solid little motor attached to 
a bank of storage cells capable of running it 
for ten hours without recharging. The 
advanced students in physics are to be con- 
gratulated on the means at their disposal for 
individual work, and this new acquisition will 
probably offer extra inducement for taking this 
course in tlie future. 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, FRYEBURG 
ACADEMY. 

The first annual meeting of the Association 
of Alumni and friends of Fryeburg Academy 
and the tenth annual Fryeburg reunion took 
place at the American House, Boston, Friday 
evening, April 26. The association has just 
been incorporated to increase the funds of the 
school. Fryeburg Academy is one of the 
oldest in the State, founded as it was in 1791, 
and from it have graduated about 2,000 stu- 
dents. Many of them have come to Bowdoin, 
since Bowdoin has made it one of the four 
fitting schools for the college. 

At the business meeting of the association 
before the banquet, Walter A. Robinson, Bow- 
doin, '76, was elected president, and W. W. 
Towle, '76, treasurer. Professor Robinson of 
Bowdoin was one of the speakers. A tele- 
gram of congratulation was sent to Paris Gib- 
son, Bowdoin, '51, recently elected United 
States senator from Montana. He is an 
alumnus of the academy. 



INSTRUCTOR IN LANGUAGES. 
It is planned to add another man to the 
Faculty. He is to be in the modern language 
department, taking part of the elementary 
work in both French and German. It is not 
known who will have the place ; several candi- 
dates are offered, but as in the case of 
Professor MacDonald's successor, no choice 
can be made until the boards meet in June. It 



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has been felt for a long time that such an 
instructor is needed, and one will probably be 
called to the place this next year. 

The last dinner of the season for the Bow- 
doin alumni in Boston will occur to-morrow 
evening at the Copley Square Hotel. The guests 
of the evening will be Major-General Oliver O. 
Howard, '50, who will tell reminiscences of 
Lincoln and his generals, and Major-General 
Joshua L. Chamberlain, '52, who will entertain 
the assembled graduates with reminiscences of 
Appomattox. This will be a red-letter night 
in the history of the club, one of rare interest. 
The reminiscences of the great leaders will be 
told by the last surviving general officer of the 
Civil War, and the final surrender by the gen- 
eral who received it at Appomattox — both 
Bowdoin men. There will undoubtedly be a 
very large attendance of alumni to listen to 
these noted men. 



CAMPUS^ C]-\f\T. 

Giles, '02, has returned to college. 

The Patten Stock Company at Bath attracted 
inany students last week. 

Mr. Clinton C. Churchill of Farmington has been 
visiting Hayes, '02, recently. 

Gregson, '01, and H. J. Hunt, '02, took a canoe 
trip to MacMahan'.s Island, Sunday. 

Merrill, '02, who is teaching in South Windham, 
spent the Fast Day recess in college. 

Over fifty members of 1903 have agreed to attend 
a class banquet at the Gurnet, May 7. 

The classes in Botany are beginning their expe- 
ditions in search of ferns, flowers, etc. 

Juniors in Economics 3 will be required to write 
no long theme in that course this term. 

McCutcheon, Bean, and Robinson, '04. went to 
Hallowell, Saturday, for two days' fishing. 

John A. Green, '03, acted as captain of the second 
nine during the absence of the 'varsity at Dartmouth. 

Adjourns were granted in History all last week 
on account of the absence of Professor MacDonald. 

In spite of the rain on Fast Day, many of the 
students went home to attend the usual Fast Day 
picnics. 



. Harold W. Files, ex-'o3, has secured a position 
as principal of the High School at North Windham'. 

Workmen have been busy grading the land 
around the Deke Chapter House and laying it down 
to grass. 

CofiSn, '03, returned Saturday from several weeks' 
absence as coach of the Norway High School base- 
ball team. 

Several of the students attended a dance in 
Auburn. Tuesday, April 30, given by the Delta Sigma 
Theta Society. 

It is now Chief of Police Towne who patrols the 
streets of Brunswick; Mr. Morrill's term of office 
expired last week. 

Mr. .Alfred A. Farland, the celebrated banjoist, 
gave a very pleasing entertainment in Pythian Hall 
last Friday evening. 

G. E. Bradbury, '01, has resigned as principal of 
the Lindsey High School, Shapleigh, to accept >a sim- 
ilar position at Alfred. 

Professor Robinson was absent the last half of 
last week, on business connected with the plans for 
the new Library Building. 

The campus about the chapel has been nicely 
graded the past week, and will improve the looks of 
the grounds considerably. 

The Junior astronomers have been shooting the 
sun during these past pleasant days under the direc- 
tion of Professor Hutchins. 

The Freeport High School team failed to come and 
play the game arranged for Thursday afternoon, 
April 25, with the second nine. 

Mr. McLaughlin, who is now rector of the Gardi- 
ner. Mass., Episcopal Church, has been visiting 
friends in Brunswick this week. 

Nevers of the Medical School, who is coaching 
the Cony High School team, accompanied the Bow- 
doin 'varsity on the Dartmouth trip. 

Several scores from Saturday's games are of 
interest to Bowdoin. Harvard II, Dartmouth 2; U. 
of M. 7, Bates 4 ; Andover 6, Colby 2. 

The game with Lewiston last Saturday was in 
many respects uninteresting and unsatisfactory, 
although Bowdoin won by a good score. 

Many golfers were caught in the showers of last 
week as well as the base-ball men, who have prac- 
ticed every moment when it was not impossible. 

The attendance at the base-ball game last Satur- 
day afternoon was rather ■ light. To be sure this 
was simply a practice game, but nevertheless the 
players need the encouragement and the management 
needs the financial aid of the students. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



The printed score in several newspapers of the 
game with Cony High School was slightly wrong. 
Bowdoin won, 23-0, instead of 21-0, and sixteen hits 
were made off Johnson. 

Marshall, '03, was in the building where the series 
of murders was committed by a madman named 
Brainerd, Wednesday, the 17th, only a few minutes 
before the trouble began. 

The library has just published the oration on John 
iyiarshall delivered by Hon. C. T. Libby before the 
college on John Marshall Day, and copies have been 
sent to a selected number of the alumni. 

About ten Juniors and Seniors have taken the 
examination for admission to the course in Spanish. 
There was no recitation last week, because Mr. 
Goodell did not come down from Orono, 

Dunlap, '03, is coaching the Bangor High Track 
Team, and will stay with them about a month. If 
good coaching will do anything, they oi:ght to make 
a good showing in the Interscholastic IMeet. 

W. T. Libby, '99, of Lisbon Falls, h._s reorgan- 
ized the Brunswick team which played so close a 
game with Bowdoin in '99, and a game is scheduled 
between this team and Bowdoin for May 15. 

The entertainment and dance given by the young- 
ladies of the Saturday Club in Pythian Hall, last 
Saturday evening, was a pleasant and very success- 
ful affair. Many students attended. Emerson, '04, 
played for the dance. 

Pratt, Parker, Stanwood, Havey, Bly, Connors, 
Blanchard, Dana, Oakes, and Purington took the 
Augusta trip. In the evening an informal dance was 
given .to the team in the young ladies' gymnasium. 

That hearty friend of Bowdoin, "Mike" Madden, 
arranged to spring a cake for the Freshmen at South 
Appleton, last Thursday. The celebration was sum- 
marily broken up by indignant Sophomores, and the 
indiscreet Freshmen were made to pay proper pen- 
alties. 

News has been received from Rome of the 
appointment by Pope Leo of Rev. Fr. W. H. O'Con- 
nell of the American college in Rome, as bishop of 
the Maine Catholic diocese, to succeed the late Bishop 
Healy. Fr. O'Connell is said to be an able, brilliant, 
and learned man, well qualified for the position. 

Dr. E. H. Carleton, '93, for several years director 
of the Dartmouth gymnasium, but now connected 
with a Massachusetts hospital, stopped over in Bruns- 
wick Saturday evening, — for the first time in five 
years. Dr. Carleton is perhaps the finest all-around 
athlete who has graduated from Bowdoin in the last 
decade. 



During the week of May nth the Bangor League 
Team will be in Brunswick. They will use our 
athletic field for practice every morning, and each 
afternoon will play a regular game with the 'varsity. 
This will mean four or five excellent games, and 
will give the undergraduate body a chance to dis- 
play their interest in the team. 

The Deering base-ball grounds are being put in 
order for the season. Manager Parsons says he finds 
the diamond in much better shape than one would 
expect to find it after being out of use so long. He 
will commence work on it Monday, and in a short 
time the grounds will be ready for the team. 

Certain of the alumni of Harvard have signed a 
protest, which is being circulated, against the college 
conferring the honorary degree of LL.D. on Presi- 
dent McKinley. This opposing element is composed 
of those who are adverse to the President's general 
policy, especially in the direction of expansion. They 
argue that the bestowal of the degree would in effect 
be an endorsement of the colonial policy. 

A new system of conferring graduation honors 
has been introduced at Colby. Students with an aver- 
age of 95 per cent or over for the four years will be 
graduated "Summa cum laude." Those whose rank 
lies between 92 and 9.15 per cent will be graduated 
"magna cum laude." Those whose rank is between 
87 and 92 per cent will be graduated "cum laude." 
As at Bowdoin the names of those of the class who 
rank higher than 87 per cent will be printed on the 
commencement programmes in divisions according 
to the ranks. 

At the ninth annual banquet of the Maine School- 
masters' Club at Riverton, Friday evening, the 26th, 
Dr. D. H. Dole, M. '73, was elected secretary and 
treasurer, and Professor Woodruff was placed on 
the executive committee for three years. The club 
is composed of prmcipals of high schools, superin- 
tendents of schools, principals of academies, and 
college professors, and meets for social purposes and 
consideration of methods of education. Many prom- 
inent men attend the meetings. Among those pres- 
ent at this banquet, for instance, was the Governor 
of the State. 

The college library has recently received two val- 
uable additions. Miss Frances McKeen has pre- 
sented a parchment in President McKeen's handwrit- 
ing, containing an account of a quarrel which 
occurred between two students in the year 1804. The 
second gift is a portfolio of thirty-six sheets, which 
was made by the students in the years 1875-1880, 
for the purpose of elementary instruction in geomet- 
rical drawing. At that time the French and English 
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advanced or too elementary, and this course was 

created to remedy the defect. The donor was 

Professor George L. Vose, who was at one time at 
the head of the scientific department. 



A NEW TEXT-BOOK. 

D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers, Boston, are about 
to issue extracts from Michelet's Histoire de France, 
selected and edited with introduction and notes by 
Dr. C. H. C. Wright, of Harvard University, who 
has endeavored to choose such episodes as would be 
continuous in themselves, and likely to be of the 
most interest to general readers. It is planned as a 
text in historical reading, so much demanded by col- 
leges for entrance examinations, as well as for read- 
ing in college classes. 



ATHLETICS. 

BASE-BALL. 
Not for many years has the college base-ball team 
been so strong at first base as it is the presenH 
season. Either of the four pitchers. Pratt, Coffin, 
Stanwood, and Oakes, can cover first in a creditable 
manner. Nevers, who played the position last year 
with much credit to himself, can be called upon any 
time, although his work prevents him from attend- 
ing regular practice. Havey, whose regular posi- 
tion is at first, where he made a brilliant record on 
last year's Wesleyan team, has been transferred to 
shortstop only to add strength to the nine. 

BowDOiN 23, Cony High o. 

Friday afternoon, April 26th, the 'varsity defeated 
Cony High School at Augusta, 23-0. The game was 
scheduled to be played Thursday afternoon, but was 
postponed because of rain. The game was inter- 
esting, but very one-sided. Neither side played in a 
spectacular way, since it was the first game for 
each. Oakes pitched for Bowdoin, and not a man 
on the Cony team reached third. The only chance 
Cony had of scoring was when a man reached second 
through Pratt's error. None were out at the time ; 
but Oakes immediately set to work and struck out 
three men before the man on second could even steal 
third. 

Bowdoin played almost an errorless game. The 
High School boys made a strong showing except 
in one or two innings, when the 'varsity hit to all 
parts of the diamond. A difficult catch by Either in 
center field was the feature of the game. The field- 
ing of Johnson and Hanson was also noteworthy. 



For Bowdoin the hitting of Stanwood, Bly, and 

Dana, and the fielding of Oakes and Parker might 
be mentioned. 

The summary : 

Bowdoin. 

ab r bh tb po a e 

Blanchard, c 7 i i i 7 o 

Stanwood, cf 6 5 2 4 o o 

Pratt, lb 6 5 i i 14 o i 

Havey, ss 6 3 i i i i o 

Parker, 3b 7 2 i i i 4 

Dana, rf 6 3 3 3 o o o 

Bly, 2b 7 2 4 4 2 2 

Purington, If 5 i i i 2 

Oakes, p 7 i 2 3 o 7 



57 



23 16 IQ 



14 



Cony High. 



Craig, ss 4 

Bither, cf., If 4 

Gordon, c 4 

Small, 2b (Capt.) 4 

Kinsman, If., cf 3 

Williams, rf 3 

Cony, 3b 3 

Hanson, lb 2 

Johnson, p 3 



30 



27 



16 



SCORE BY INNINGS. 

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Bowdoin 5 i 2 i S 9 o — 23 

Bases stolen — Bowdoin 20. Two-base hits — Stan- 
wood (2), Oakes. Base on balls — by Johnson 5. 
Hit by pitched ball— Hanson, Havey. Struck out — 
by Oakes 6, by Johnson 2. Passed balls — Gordon 3. 
Time, 2 hours. Umpire, R. E. Beane of Augusta. 

BowDOiN 21, Lewiston B. B. C. 8. 

The first game of the season on the Whittier field 
took place Saturday, April 27. The game was marked 
continually by ragged playing on both sides. The 
'varsity at times fielded wretchedly, and in the eighth 
innings almost went to pieces. The chief features of 
the game were the pitching of Captain Pratt and 
Coffin. For the visitors O'Leary and Joyce played 
well. 

The summary : 

Bowdoin. 
ab r bh tb po a e 

Blanchard, c 521 i 13 o o 

Stanwood, inf., p. . 5 S - ~ i o c 

Pratt, p., lb 5 4 3 6 3 2 i 

Havey, ss 4 3 2 3 o 4 2 

Parker, 3b 6 2 2 s o i 3 

Dana, rf 4 i 2 2 1 o l 

Conners, 2b 2 2 o o o 2 o 

Coffin, lb., p., mf.. . 6 i 2 2 9 i o 
Purington. If 5 i i i o i 

42 21 15 22 27 ID 8 



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Lewiston B. B. C. 



Joyce, ss 5 

Fahey, 3b 5 

Mullaney, ib., p. . . . 5 

Kearins, p., lb S 

Hayes, c 5 

O'Leary, If 5 

Sullivan, cf 4 

Murphy, 2b 4 

Harkins, rf 3 



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SCORE BY INNINGS. 

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Bowdoin i o 11 o o o 2 7 x — 21 

Lewiston B. B. C o o o 2 o o 6 o — 8 

Bases stolen — Stanwood 6, Pratt 3, Havey 2, 
Parker 2, Dana 2, Joyce, Mullaney, Hayes, O'Leary. 
Two-base hits — Pratt, Havey, Parker, Murphy. Three- 
base hits — Pratt, Parker. Double play — Joyce and 
Kearins. Bases on balls — by Mullaney 11, by Pratt i. 
Struck out — by Mullaney 5, by Pratt 6. by Coffin 4, 
by Stanwood 2. Passed balls — Blanchard i, Hayes 5. 
Wild pitch — Mullaney. Time — 2 hours, 15 minutes. 
Umpire — R. H. Toothaker. 



Another week of hard training has passed, and 
the athletes are beginning to show better form. The 
track squad has been largely increased since last 
week, but still the number of those in training is not 
what it should be. One thing that is very com- 
mendable is the large number of Freshmen who are 
training daily. The track, which for the first two 
weeks was rather soft on account of the recent rains, 
is now in first-class condition. Coach Lathrop is 
very conservative as to the prospects of the team, 
but he hopes to send a winner to Worcester. The 
following men are training for the different events: 
sprints, Cloudman, Hunt, Soule, Hill, Archibald, 
Rowe, and Shorey; 440-yards dash, Snow, Noyes, 
Gray, Eastman, Soule, Farley, Peabody, Bridgham, 
Pierce, Clary, and Kimball ; 880-yards run, Noyes, 
Nutter, Pierce, Furbish, Thompson, Lowell, 
Saunders, McRae, and Sawyer ; mile-run, Wheeler, 
Thompson. Sinkinson, Bisbee, Roberts, and Rund- 
lett ; 2-mile run, Wheeler, Thompson, and Bisbee ; 
hammer-throw, Dunlap and Hunt; shot-put, Lafer- 
riere, N. M. Small, and Dunlap; pole-vault, Dunlap, 
Allen, and Lowell; high jump, Hamilton and Clark; 
discus, Larson ; bicycle race, A. L. Small and Webber. 

The entries for the Worcester Meet are to be sent 
in this week. The team will leave Brunswick Friday 
morning, May 17, on the 11.20 train. The members 
of the team will remain in Boston for supper and 
spend Friday night at Worcester. Special rates will 
be given by the railroads, the round trip probably 
costing $6.35. 



MAINE INTERSCHOLASTIC MEET. 

The following preparatory schools have accepted 
Manager Walker's invitation to compete in the inter- 
scholastic meet which is to be held on the Whittier 
athletic field. May 25: 

Edward Little High, Brewer High, Rumford 
Falls High, Skowhegan High, Freeport High, West- 
Ijrook High, Brunswick High, Portland High, Ban- 
gor High, Farmington High, Coburn Classical Insti- 
tute, Kent's Hill, Fryeburg Academy, Westbrook 
Seminary, Thornton Academy, and Hebron Acad- 
emy. A. S. Macreadie of the Portland Athletic Club 
has been secured as starter for the meet, and the 
other officials will be selected in a short time. The 
prizes will consist of medals and badges, similar to 
those of last year ; a silver medal for first place, a 
bronze medal for second place, and a silk badge for 
third place, Special record medals will also be given, 
and a silk banner to the school winning the greatest 
number of points. 

Last year the following new records were estab- 
lished: 

220-yards dash, 235 sec, .A.llen, Kent's Hill. 

440-yards dash, 57J sec, Grinnell, Kent's Hill. 

Shot-put, 27 feet 5 in.. Denning, Kent's Hill. 

Hammer throw, tig ft. loYz in.. Denning, Kent's 
Hill. 

Discus, 100 ft. 3.}4 in., Denning, Kent's Hill. 

I20-yards hurdle, 18 sec. Currier, Bangor High. 

220-yards hurdle, 29 sec, Parker, Skowhegan 
High. 

Bicycle race, 2 min. 38^ sec, Snyder, Westbrook 
Seminary. 



The Mott Haven Games. 
Manager Walker has entered the following men 
for the Mott Haven games which take place May 25 : 
Cloudman, Hunt, Snow, Eastman, Gray, Nutter, 
Thompson, Furbish, Sinkinson, Wheeler, Hamilton, 
Noyes, Small, and Laferriere. Of the above entries, 
Cloudman, Hunt, and Snow will be sent without a 
doubt, but the sending of the other entries will 
depend on the financial condition of the track ath- 
letic association and the work of the men at Worces- 



Y. M. C. A, 



The meeting of last week was a "consideration" 
meeting. Plans for the term were discussed, and 
the work for the year forecast. The president, 
McCormick, '03. led. A rousing missionary commit- 
tee has been formed, influenced by the words of Mr. 



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Gilbert of Yale, two weeks ago. Other committees 
are getting together, each to do its work, no less 
effective because not always prominent. A "cabinet 
meeting" will be held next week. 



OBITUARY. 

In the death of Dr. George Storer Machan of 
Providence. April 6, Bowdoin loses one of her most 
promising younger graduates. Dr. Machan was 
twice a graduate, — for his degree of M.D. was 
obtained here in 1896. From his seven years' resi- 
dence in Brunswick he has made himself endeared 
to many Brunswick people, and to all of them his 
death comes as a personal loss. 

Dr. Machan was born in Argenta, 111., July 21, 
1867, of the good old stock of the Middle West. 
After graduation at Bowdoin, for which he had 
fitted in the country schools of his native town, he 
went to the Rhode Island State Hospital at Crans- 
ton, with which he remained connected until his 
death, conducting at the same time a successful prac- 
tice in Providence. Last winter he had an attack of 
typhoid fever, and from this he never fully recovered. 
In January pleurisy complicated the disease, and he 
gradually declined until his death. He married Miss 
Isabella Thompson of Brunswick, two years ago, 
and she, with one child, a baby of six months, sur- 
vives him. 

He was a member of the Congregational Church in 
Providence, and was a Mason, and a member of the 
Psi Upsilon Fraternity. His characteristics were an 
unassuming modesty, intense application, and indom- 
itable pluck. Nevertheless, he was one of the men 
who combine with these qualities the ability to lay 
aside all care when sociability is called for, and 
seemed to be as care-free as the laziest. Hence he 
was popular at college and loved in his home in 
Rhode Island. His education was self-earned, and 
his own work paid all his college expenses. The 
appointment to the State Hospital of Rhode Island 
was due to his recognized ability, and in his chosen 
field of pathology he was already acknowledged as 
an authority. The present magnificent laboratory 
of the Rhode Island Hospital was designed by him, 
and this alone will prove a lasting monument to his 
memory. 



Mr. Seth C. Burnham, formerly of Farmington, 
but in later years of Worcester, Mass., died at his 
home March 10. Mr. Burnham was born in 1833, 
in Bridgton, where he received the regular public 
school education. He was graduated from Bow- 
doin in 1855 ; and at twenty-one was admitted to the 
Maine bar, afterwards to the Suffolk bar of Mas- 



sachusetts. He married Miss Mary Wellman of 
Farmington in 1879 and in 1886 removed to New 
York, Since that time he has been associated with 
many large firms in Massachusetts and New York. 



Mr. Alvin Cram Dresser, one of the best known 
among the younger members of the Cumberland bar, 
died on Friday, April 26, at the Portland Eye and 
Ear Infirmary, where he had been under treatment 
for several weeks. 

Mr. Dresser was born in Standish in 1866, and 
was fitted for college at Portland High School and 
Bridgton Academy, spending two years in each 
place. He entered Bowdoin in the fall of 1884. He 
was one of the ablest and most popular members of 
his class and took a prominent part in all college 
matters. After his graduation in 1888, he taught 
successively at Gould Academy, Rockland High 
School, and Bridgton Academy. He taught with 
signal ability, winning the respect and affection of 
his pupils, and inspiring them to their best work. 

After teaching for several years, he studied law 
at Boston University, where he was graduated m 
189s among the foremost members of his class. 
After graduation he settled in Portland in associa- 
tion with Mr. F. H. Harford. He was regarded 
as one of the most promising young lawyers of the 
city. 

Mr. Dresser was a man of exceptional ability and 
unblemished character. His genial, cheerful dispo- 
sition won him friends wherever he went. He 
endured his illness of the past few weeks with cour- 
age and without protest. His early death is a heavy 
blow to his relatives and his wide circle of friends, 
and a great loss to the profession and the city. By 
his decease Bowdoin loses one of the most capable 
and admirable of her younger alumni. 

Mr. Dresser leaves a father and mother, Mr. and 
Mrs. William H. Dresser of Standish; two sisters. 
Misses Maud G. and Mabel Dresser; and one 
brother, Mr. Walter H. Dresser of Portland. 



ALU^TANI. 

•40.— The movement for erecting, probably at 
Harpswell, a memorial to Rev. Elijah Kellogg, is 
being advocated by Mr. Kendall of Bowdomham. 
He is receiving warm support throughout the State. 
In some places meetings have been held and money 
subscribed. 

'48.— Saturday, the 20th ult., was an eventful day 
in the home of Rev. John Dinsmore of Auburn, since 
that, being his eightieth birthday, was celebrated by 



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a family reunion. Mr. Dinsmore is strong and well 
at eighty years, and as young at heart as ever. He 
was born at Anson, and served as pastor of Congre- 
gational parishes at Winslow and Harpswell, and at 
North Hampton, New Hampshire. Mr. Dinsmore 
has lived in Auburn for twelve years, and during 
this winter has attended the Sunday services regu- 
. larly. 

'50. — The members of the Faculty and several of 
the students received invitations recently to call on 
Major-General Oliver O. Howard (retired), at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. George Warren Hubbard, 
from five until seven p.m., April 22 to April 25, to 
hear his account of the Lincoln Memorial University 
at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. The remnant of the 
Scotch Covenanters who long ago settled these 
mountains remained loyal during the Civil War, 
sacrificing their all. To these "poor whites" Gen- 
eral Howard is now devoting his life. 

'50. — Senator Frye arrived in New York April 19, 
after a cruise of a month in San Domingo waters. 
On being interviewed by the reporters, he said: "I 
went away to get rid of letters, newspapers, and 
inclement weather. I got rid of the first, wanted the 
second, and ran into the third." In speaking of the 
inhabitants, Senator Frye says : "Seriously, the 
people on the island do not look kindly on Ameri- 
cans. They resent the mere suggestion of annexa- 
tion. We do not want them. They labor one day 
a week and wonder why they do not get on. They 
have a dislike for commerce and discourage it." 

'JT,. — At the regular monthly meeting of the 
Maine Historical Society, held on the loth ult., at 
Portland, Augustus F. Moulton delivered an able 
paper on "Church and State in New England." Mr. 
Moulton also attended the annual meeting of the 
Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American 
Revolution, held in the Old South Church on Lex- 
ington Day. He carried the greetings of the Maine 
society, and told of stirring incidents of old Falmouth 
in 1775. He said that the purpose of coming together 
was to renew allegiance to those mighty principles on 
which the government was founded. 

'77, — An express package of more than ordinary 
interest was dispatched recenth' from New York 
to Dundee, Scotland. It contains the second 
annual mail from the Peary Arctic Club to Civil 
Engineer Peary, and is expected to reach him some 
time toward the end of the svimmer, being for- 
warded by the whalers from Dundee, entrusted to 
the native Esquimaux of Cape York, and thence 
forwarded to Peary's headquarters in North Green- 
land. 

Similar letters were sent last year, and as Capt. 
Milne of the Eclipse touched at Cape York, 
redeeming his promise to "do anything in my power 



to get them through to Peary," it is reasonable to 
expect that the attempt was successful. 

The package contains five letters in duplicate, 
since there are five whalers, and it is wholly uncer- 
tain which, if any, will touch at Cape York. The 
letters contain the first news to Mr. Peary of the 
death of his mother at Portland, Me., in November; 
the Baldwin-Ziegler Arctic expedition ; the English 
Antarctic expedition ; the departure from Disco, 
.'\ugust 20, of the Windward, with Mrs. and Miss 
Peary on board ; the auxiliary expedition to be dis- 
patched by the club next summer, and all the news 
of the world up to date. And they are not expected 
to reach him before the end of next summer ! 

'85. — John F. Libby of Medford. Mass., has been 
appointed by Governor Crane to succeed the late 
Judge Harlow as associate justice on the bench of 
the First District Court of Eastern Middlesex. " 

Judge Harlow's successor was born in Richmond, 
Me., graduated from the high school in that town, 
and then from Bowdoin College in 1885. At Bow- 
doin he was a member of the Greek letter fraternity 
of Theta Delta Chi. 

After graduating from college he taught school 
at Waldoboro and North Bridgton, Me. After two 
years at school teaching, he studied law in Portland, 
and later in Attorney-General Charles A. Littlefield's 
(now Congressman Littlefield) office at Rockland. 
He was admitted to the bar at Rockland, and after 
practicing in Maine seven years, came to Medford in 
1892. During his residence in Medford, Mr Libby 
was for four years private secretary to Mayor L. H. 
Lovering. 

In 1898 and 1899, he sat in the Massachusetts 
House of Representatives, representing Winchester 
and two wards of Medford. He served on the com- 
mittees of probate and insolvency and pensions, 
being clerk of the former and house chairman of the 
latter. Medford people are greatly pleased to learn 
that the honor has remained in that city. — Maiden 
Evening Neivs. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon, 
April 26, 1 901. 
Whereas. We have learned with profound sorrow 
of the death of our beloved brother^ George Stover 
Machan, of the Class of 1893 ; be it 

Resolved, That the fraternity has lost a loyal 
and honored member; and be it further 

Resohed, That we extend our sympathy to his 
family, and that copies of these resolutions be sent 
to the relatives of the deceased, and to the Bowdoin 
Orient for publication. 

John A. Pierce, 
Sidney W. Noyes, 
George H. Stover, 
Committee for the Chapter. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXI. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 9, 1901. 



No. 3. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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BY THE STUDENTS OF 

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Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Farnsworth G. Marshall, 1903, 

Assistant Business Manager. 

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The sad accident on the river last week has 
cast a gloom over the college which will not be 
dissipated for many days. In the town, also, 
no event has caused so much general sorrow 
since the time that Doctor Rice was drowned 
in the same place and under almost exactly 
the same circumstances. We cannot help feel- 
ing that these two grievous occurrences should 
be a warning to all those who needlessly 
expose themselves to danger. There are risks 
and perils enough in this life that we are 
obliged to encounter without seeking for more. 
And so while sincerely deploring the outcome 
of this canoeing trip, we hope that it will 
serve forever as a means to prevent another 
such terrible accident from coming upon the 
college. 



It seems as if a change for the better 
might be made in the chapel choir and the 
way it is regarded by the students. 
Expressions of dissatisfaction are frequently 
heard concerning it, and with good reason, for 
all real interest seems to be lacking among the 
majority of those who compose it. It is 
impossible to rouse enthusiasm enough to have 
such rehearsals as should take place, and as a 
result the singing at morning chapel is pitiable 
to the extreme ; it is marked by ragged time, 
by discordant falsettos, and by rumbling 
basses ; all singing is done in unison, or at least 
the sound that reaches the ears of the students 
has the effect of attempted unison. This is 
not as it should be, and the reason for it is not 
hard to find. It is because it is regarded as no 
particular honor to be a member of the chapel 
choir. Its members take no pleasant trips like 
the Glee Club, and they receive no pay for 
their services. In consequence, many men 
with only mediocre singing ability have to be 
admitted into the choir in order to have the 
morning hymn sung at all. It has gone so far 
that almost anybody can have a place in the 
choir loft. 

Three changes that might be made would 
insure us a mych better choir. First of all, 
the number of singers should be reduced- Six 
or eight good men singing at least three parts 
would give us' better singing and a larger 
volume of sound than is now produced by 
twenty. These eight men should be the best 
singers, and should be chosen from the Glee 
Club. Second, a suitable sum should be appro- 
priated to pay the choir, as well as the quar- 
tette, so that there may be some object in 
securing the positions. We have reason to 
believe that this will soon be done, for the 
Faculty have the matter under consideration. 
Third, regular rehearsals of the men are abso- 



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lutely necessary, for the rendering of the 
morning hymn ought to be just as pleasing and 
effective as any piece sung by the Glee Club. 
If these three things are done, then the 
chapel choir will be a place of honor, where 
only the best singers will be found. There 
will be a pride in having good singing, so that 
all the work will not be left to the leader and 
the organist. We invite the attention of the 
student body and the Faculty in this matter, 
and we hope that both will co-operate to raise 
the present standard of choir singing. 



It has pleased several newspapers in the 
State during the past fortnight to attack some 
members of the Bowdoin Faculty for publish- 
ing their views on the political condition of 
the State and country. They have, meta- 
phorically speaking, knocked them about, 
mauled them, and pranced triumphantly up 
and down their bruised and battered remains. 
This, at least, is what they evidently intended 
to do; as a matter of fact, all that has been 
done to refute any arguments advanced by our 
professors has been little better than abusive 
and doubtful slurs on the motives of the 
professors, and even descent to personal abuse. 
An attempt was made, it is true, in one paper 
to prove the falsity of several facts well known 
to attentive and thoughtful students of politi- 
cal economy. The attempt was weak and 
crude, showing either an imperfect knowl- 
edge of the subject or a wilful misinterpreta- 
tion of facts. The writer of the article to 
which we refer evidently depended upon a 
garbled and biased account of the paper he was 
criticising. But we will not spend any more 
time in considering these personal slurs. 
They are none of them worthy of reply or 
needful of denial. What we do wish to 
impress upon every student of the college is 
the liberty which the Bowdoin College Faculty 
enjoy ; they have absolute freedom of express- 
ing the honest opinions formed by them from 
their investigation or study. It sometimes is 
the case that professors are deterred from 



expressing their views by the fear 6i some per- 
sonal discomfort to themselves. They have 
to consider whether what they say will accord 
with what the members of the supervising 
boards think and whether it will endanger 
their position if they say what they think. We 
are proud to state that this pressure is one 
from which our Faculty is entirely free. They 
are not muzzled ; they can set forth honest, 
thoughtful statements of facts, or advance 
opinions in politics without fear or hindrance. 
It is a liberty which President Hyde has 
secured for his professors at no little cost to 
himself, and it is a liberty that should be jeal- 
ously guarded. 

There is reason enough for having this 
freedom. When a man has opportunity for 
research and thought on any subject of gen- 
eral welfare, it not only should be his privilege, 
but it is even his duty to give to the world the 
result of his labor. There will be no advance- 
ment over existing conditions until this thing 
is done. Professors in college, men who have 
spent their whole lives in reviewing and study- 
ing the world, must be the ones who can teach 
the truth to the thoughtless ones. 

If such men cannot form true judgments, 
where can we ever expect to get them ? From 
the political "bosses" and their organs, the 



newspapers : 



It seems reasonable to think 



that men trained to research and reasoning 
can lead the world to a better way of living. 

Such is the condition of affairs at Bowdoin 
College in regard to freedom of speech and 
opinion. And we would respectfully call the 
attention of the newspaper world to the fact 
that all articles written by instructors here are 
the result of labor and are based on fact ; that 
the members of the Faculty are students and 
citizens and not cranks when they express 
their views. 



In the recent games with Dartmouth it was agreed 
to use the old rule in regard to the first two foul 
balls. This agreement which has been made by sev- 
eral of the larger colleges will probably be made 
with the Maine colleges. 



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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JOHN P. 
WEBBER, JR. 
The Sunday chapel service on May 5 was 
in the form of a memorial service for the 
late John Plaisted Webber of the Class ot 
1903, who was drowned on the first day of 
the month while canoeing on the Androscog- 
gin. After the address by President Hyde, 
the chapel quartette sang "Heaven is My 
Home" very effective!}'. The service was 
closed Ijy a prayer; though the service was 
short as are all those in the chapel, it was 
impressive and solemn throughout. The 
mourning drapery on the Sophomore forms 
gave external evidence of the great sorrow 
that is felt not only by his classmates, but also 
by all the students, who were his friends. 

President Hyde's Address. 

John Prescott Webber, Jr., was born in 
Bangor, Maine, April 13, 1879. When he 
_was about four years of age his parents moved 
to Brookline, Mass., where a beautiful home 
was soon established. Here he lived until 
the death of his mother, which occurred when 
he was eight years old. Soon after her death 
he was sent to the Fay School, in Southboro, 
Mass. After five years in this school, he 
entered St. Paul's School in Concord, N. H. 
After leaving St. Paul's School he attended a 
business college in Boston for one year. He 
then spent the year 1897 gaining business 
experience in lumbering in the West. He had 
travelled extensively, having spent one year 
abroad, and in his own country having visited 
Florida and the Pacific coast. 

In September, 1898, he entered Bowdoin 
College as a special student. I must confess 
that it was with no little misgiving that we 
received him at that time. Nineteen men out 
of every twenty who come to college with his 
antecedents make a wretched failure. All the 
signs by which experienced college officers 
judge men were against him : wealth, liberty, 
a variet)' of schools, in all of which he had 
cared more for sports than for books, a busi- 



ness college, and a little business experience, 
no definite scholarly purpose, and no scholarly 
habits, and the desire to take a special course 
preparatory to a business life. I say that it 
is a type of candidate for admission which is 
very familiar to college officers, and concern- 
ing which we ordinarily entertain very little 
hope of a successful college course. I have 
seen several such candidates, and Mr. Webber 
is the only one I ever knew who developed into 
an earnest and successful student. 

His success here was due to two causes: 
the influence of his student friends, and his 
own character. His student friends soon 
made him understand that there were things 
here that the loafing special student who came 
merely for a good time was sure to miss. He 
made up his mind to try for them, and prom- 
ised to do his best. And we all know how well 
he kept his promise ; how he came back here 
the next September — this boy who had never 
really studied in his life — with his algebra, 
geometry, Latin, English, and French made 
up, and prepared to take his place in good and 
regular standing as a member of the Class of 
1903. The college will always be glad and 
proud to bear his name upon its rolls. 

In his nature the complementary character- 
istics of his parents were happily blended. 
He had the directness, energy, determination, 
sagacity, which have made his father one of 
the most successful business men Maine has 
produced. He had the cheerfulness, kindli- 
ness, and sincerity of a mother who was "the 
type of loving, patient, and sweet-mannered 
womanhood. She left him the tender memory 
of her gentleness and beauty." He often said 
to a student friend that his mother was the 
most beautiful woman he ever saw. Her influ- 
ence was strong and good and served to keep 
him a clean, pure-hearted boy through all the 
sore years that followed her death. The stu- 
dent friend who knew him best writes : "I have 
known him better than I ever knew another. 
I saw him twenty-four hours every day for a 
\ ear, and knew almost his every thought ; and 



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I swear I never saw him do or think a mean, 
base thing. He was not a goody boy at all — 
but truly not in any sense a bad or wicked boy. 
I should have been glad to have been able to 
call him my own brother." 

His chief characteristics were : an extreme 
sensitiveness to the distinction between right 
and wrong; a determination to have his own 
part of a transaction square, and then insist 
that the other party should do the same. This 
is the supreme virtue of the business man ; 
and all who had any dealings with him, ascribe 
this trait to him in a pre-eminent degree. He 
loved fair play ; and was ever ready to take 
the part of any one whom he thought vi'as 
being wronged. The under dog in the fight 
was sure to find in him a powerful ally. 

He was plucky, persistent, brave, not 
knowing what danger, discouragement, defeat 
were. The same quality which enabled him 
to win his place in his class, had made him a 
prominent athlete at St. Paul's School, and 
the first bicyclist here. 

He was frank, almost to a fault, and if he 
had any enemies, it was due to his habit of 
telling everybody precisely what he thought 
of them. Meanness, insincerity were entirely 
foreign to him. He was as candid in acknowl- 
edging his own faults, as he was unsparing in 
denouncing what he deemed dishonorable in 
others. His word was the exact expression 
of his thought. In whatever he said or did he 
was "all there." 

He was cheerful, friendly, and companion- 
able. As a former room-mate writes of him, 
"He was always a most genial and sympathetic 
friend, always bright and cheerful, never 
otherwise." Whether by day or night, he 
always came in singing and shouting, happy 
and cheerful. His good spirits were conta- 
gious. Wherever he was, the world was a 
happier and brighter place for his being there. 

His plans for the future were clearly 
formed. He intended to follow the early 
business of his father — lumbering. He wrote 
last Sunday to his friend, Roy Marston, that 



he should spend the summer in a cruise over 
his lands with a surveyor and estimator ; and 
that he should enter the Yale School of For- 
estry as soon as he completed his course at 
Bowdoin. He had often talked over his plans 
with this friend, and Mr. Marston assures me 
that his methods of business had been decided 
upon, and his use of his money to a considera- 
ble extent planned in advance. It is needless 
to say that these methods were those of the 
strictest integrity ; and the uses to which he 
had in anticipation devoted his money were 
the most generous and wise. 

Bowdoin College never had a more loyal 
and devoted student. The fact that he had 
to win his standing her^ by determination and 
patience and industry, through term time and 
through the hot summer as well, — working 
faithfully at algebra, geometry, Latin, 
English, and French, may have led him to 
prize his college all the more. My last inter- 
view with him was on the street a few even- 
ings before his death. He came to ask for a 
scholarship for a young man whom he was 
trying to induce to come to Bowdoin. He 
had made arrangements about a room for the 
young man and said that it would be impossi- 
ble for him to attend any college unless he 
should have a scholarship. It is very unusual 
to grant scholarships in advance. On the 
request of principals of schools it is occa- 
sionally but rarely done. At the request 
of students it is done seldom if ever. 
Yet he was so earnest and positive in his 
answers to the three questions I put to him 
concerning the character, scholarship, and 
need of the young man, that contrary to my 
usual practice, I said to him, "If you guaran- 
tee these three things I will guarantee the 
scholarship." To which he replied, "All 
right ;" and went away happy. 

Mr. Webber was a fine type of what we all 
hope the business man of the future is to be. 
Not a whit less practical for the education he 
received ; not a bit less forceful for his genial, 
social ways ; not a particle of weakness 



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in him in consequence of his sensitive- 
ness to the claims of justice and human- 
ity ; nothing of a goody because his 
heart was pure. This brief picture I have 
drawn is in no respect made up out of my own 
imagination of what he was, or my ideal of 
what I wish young men to be. It is plain, lit- 
eral fact ; and for every word of it I have the 
oral or written testimony of those who knew 
him intimately, and described him to me as he 
really was. 

I will not attempt to add any reflections of 
my own. His noble life speaks for itself. 
The way he worked to gain his college stand- 
ing is a lesson to those who drift into it as a 
simple matter of course. The well considered 
plans he laid to fit himself for usefulness in 
life, is a lesson to those who have not a hun- 
dredth part of the excuse he had for uncon- 
cern about the future. Above all, the way he 
kept his beautiful dead mother before his eyes 
through all the homeless years of his "early 
school life, is a lesson to those whose mothers 
are still spared to them. His death is an 
irreparable loss to his family, his college, and 
the world. To those who knew him his influ- 
ence and example will always remain a pre- 
cious memory — a noble inspiration. 



CAMPUS Ctif^T. 

Files, '02, is at work on the Windham electrics 
this term. 

Peabody, '03, and Clark, '04, are out of college on 
account of sickness. 

Professor Houghton granted adjourns in Latin 3 
Wednesday and Friday. 

The Freshmen had a quiz in Math. Friday which 
was disastrous to several. 

Adjourns were given in English Literature 3 and 
6 on Monday. .Also in Biology 7. 

The Sophomore forms have lieen draped in mem- 
ory of the late John P. Webber, Jr. 

At a meeting of the Class of '02, May 2, Watson 
was elected Marshal in place of Ben Hamilton, 
resigned. E. R. Kelley was elected Chaplain. 



Grinnell, '02, who has been at work in the Bath 
ship yards, will return to college soon. 

The appearance of Joseph Jefferson at Portland 
attracted many students to the metropolis. 

Bodge, '97, has been here for the past few days, 
assisting Coach Hull in the base-ball practice. 

The change back to the half hour schedule on 
the electric road is a great convenience to many. 

Dr. B. Lake Noyes, M. '97. of Stonington, visited 
the campus for the first time since graduation, last 
week. 

William J. Curtis, '75, with his wife and sister, 
passed through Brunswick last Thursday en route 
for Camden. 

Berry, '01, attended the annual convention of Psi 
Upsilon at Philadelphia last week, as delegate from 
the Kappa Chapter. 

An Ivy assessment of $10 has been levied on each 
member of the Junior Class, and is now payable to 
the chairman of the committee. 

In the Maine Medical Journal for April there 
appears an able article by Dr. C. O. Caswell, Med. 
'99, on "The Processes of Digestion." 

During this week the Castle Square Comedy 
Company has drawn the people to Bath. The New 
Dominion Company comes next week. 

A telegram brought the sad news of John 
Webber's death to the base-ball team at Hanover. 
It arrived just before the eighth inning of the first 
game. 

Pratt, Nevers, Parker, Stanwood, Blanchard, 
Coffin, Conners, Havey. Dana, Oakes, Robinson, and 
Coach Hull, '97, went on the Dartmouth trip last 
week. 

LIntil recently it was expected that the Bangor 
League Team would make their quarters at Bruns- 
wick this week, but they have decided in favor of 
Portland. 

The yearly catalogue of the University of Maine 
is out. It reports 369 students and 57 instructors. 
The annual field day of the Athletic Association 
occurs May ti. 

We are glad to note that the Press Club is again 
organized. The more Bowdoin news that appears 
every week in the leading papers, just so much more 
will Bowdoin be benefited. 

Among the Bowdoin students who attended the 
dance at Auburn, April 30th, were: McCann, 
Rodick, T. C. White, Abbott, Blake, Cobb, Foster, 
Stover, Carl Smith, Emerson, Andrews, Packard, 
Holt, Webb, Gibson, Nutter, Riley, Stevens, Preble, 
Wing, Powers, Sinkinson, Haley, and Farnsworth. 



22 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Some radical changes in or about the college may 
be expected soon. 

President Hyde will represent the college at the 
two hundredth anniversary of Yale University next 
fall. 

Gibson, '02, will be choir-leader next year. 
Walker and Thompson will occupy their present 
positions. 

Rodick, '02, left college on May i for Bar Har- 
bor, where he is to engage in the real estate business 
during the spring and summer. He expects to join 
his class in the fall. 

Bowler and Corliss, 'oi, have both received 
appointments as teachers in the Philippines. They 
have not yet learned when they will be obliged to 
leave, probably not till August. 

The first written quiz in Economics 3 occurred 
Saturday, May 4. Themes have been assigned to 
contain at least 1,200 words. The subjects, eight in 
number, have been posted in the library in the usual 
place. 

The generating set in the heating station will 
furnish light for the campus right through to the 
end of the year. It has been decided not to shift to 
the town circuit even when the steam will not be 
needed to heat the halls. 

The Beta Theta Pi Chapter here has bought a 
lot on the northern side of McKeen Street, upon 
which to erecf a chapter house. W. R. Miller of 
Lewiston has drawn the plans, and ground will 
probably be broken this spring. 

At a meeting of the Glee and Mandolin Clubs 
Saturday, Manager Flint gave his report for the 
season of 1900-1901. The clubs have been very suc- 
cessful this year, and the report shows a good bal- 
ance in the treasury. 

Edwards of Williams, 1900, traveling secretary 
of the Y. M. C. A., who visited the .Association here 
last week, was a member of the 'varsity foot-ball 
and base-ball teams of his college. He was con- 
sidered a "crack" catcher. 

A number of fishing parties have been scouring 
the streams in the vicinity of Brunswick during the 
past" two weeks with very good results. Just take 
your tackle along in ,your caddy-bag, and . if you 
grow "stale" try your luck in another way. 

Colby College has issued a Bulletin numbered 
Volume T, Number I. It contains a history of the 
college, lists of trustees, instructors, and students, 
outlines of courses, and is in fact their annual cata- 
logue under a new name in order to secure more 
favorable postal rates. Among the trustees is 
noticed Dr. Alfred King, Med., 1886. 



Professor Smith gave an exceedingly interesting 
and instructive lecture on Greek Art in the Physics 
lecture room Tuesday evening, April 30. He 
showed a fine collection of lantern .slides, and 
explained them, employing few technical terms, and 
making his hearers go away with a fuller knowl- 
edge and greater appreciation of Greek Art. 

The first themes of the term will be due Tues- 
day, May 14. 

Subjects for Sophomores and for Juniors not 
taking Political Economy: 

1. The Lecture Method in College Instruction. 

2. Cuban Independence. 

3. Is Wendell's Criticism of Emerson Just ? 
(See Wendell's "A Literary History of America.") 

4. The Drama of To-Day. 

5. A Short Story. 

6. Allen's 'Life and Letters of Phillips Brooks." 
The Bowdoin Club of Boston held its closing 

dinner for the season on May 3 at the Copley Square 
Hotel, having as guests Major-General O. O. How- 
ard, Bowdoin, '50, and Major-General Joshua L. 
Chamberlain, Bowdoin, '52, and Admiral Belknap. 
A reception preceded and speeches followed the 
banquet, President E. O. Achorn being the toast- 
master. General Howard's talk was in a reminis- 
cent strain, of the Civil War and association with 
President Lincoln and General Grant, and stories 
about many of the chief actors in the drama of the 
war. General Chamberlain also spoke of President 
Lincoln and at the same time eulogized General 
Howard's career as a soldier. Admiral Belknap's 
talk was similar to that of his" former companions in 
arms with reminiscences of the Army of the 
Potomac. ^ 



Y. M. C. A, 



The regular meeting of the Y. M. C. A. last 
Thursday was interesting, though slimly attended. 
Mr. F. Boyd Edwards, Williams, 1900, one of the 
travelling secretaries of the Association, was present 
and gave a very instructive talk on "Lessons from 
Nature." It was unfortunate that more could not 
have attended to profit by Mr. Edwards' talk. 



'97. — Benjamin J. Fitz was ordained priest of 
the Episcopal faith, at All Saints' Church, Denver, 
Colorado, on April 14, by Bishop Leonard of Salt 
Lake City, since Bishop Spaulding, Bowdoin, '53, 
was absent from his diocese on account of ill health. 
Rev. Mr. Fitz acts as pastor of St. Paul's Church at 
Denver in addition to his work in the LTniversity of 
Colorado. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



23 



ATHLETICS. 

The Boston Herald, thanks to some enterprising 
correspondent, dev'otes considerable space to the 
Bowdoin track team and its prospects of winning 
the Worcester Meet, giving to Bowdoin 35 points 
and the meet. Such statements can only do more 
harm than good, and if the man who wrote them 
thinks he is contributing to the welfare of the track 
team, he never was more mistaken in his life. 
Doubtless he was influenced by the amount of space 
he could fill on the subject. Bowdoin has a good 
representative team, but any claim as to how many 
points we can win is foolish in the extreme, and only 
injures us in the eyes of those who think the state- 
ment comes from the college. 

Bowdoin's track team will leave for Worcester 
under the charge of Manager Walker Friday morn- 
ing, May 17, 1901. Undergraduates who wish to 
make the trip as cheaply as possible can leave here 
Friday night on the midnight, returning here Sun- 
day morning. The round trip can be made for $6.,35. 
It is to be hoped that as many undergraduates as 
possible will accompany the team. The cost of the 
trip is nominal, and the presence of a large cheering 
crowd from the college will win points for Bowdoin. 
Every man who can possibly go should be there. 



THE DARTMOUTH TRIP. 

The base-ball team left for Hanover, N. H., Mon- 
day, April 29, to play two games with Dartmouth. 
The first of these was called because of rain in Bow- 
doin's half of the second inning. The score at this 
time was seven to two, with one out. The rain had 
made good playing an impossibility, and several 
errors had already been made. Arrangements were 
completed between the managers to have the Bow- 
doin team stay an extra day in order to play the 
two games if possible. 

Wednesday afternoon was warm and sunny, and 
each team was in fine condition. Dartmouth went 
to bat first, and was retired without a run, McCar- 
ten alone reaching first, on four balls. Bowdoin 
failed to reach first base in this inning. In the 
second Dartmouth scored on a scratch hit, a sacri- 
fice, and an error by Havey. Bowdoin failed to 
score un^il the fifth, when Blanchard made the first 
real hit in the game, and came in by means of a 
couple of errors by Dartmouth infielders. 

Dartmouth made its second score in the seventh, 
by bunching two hits and a sacrifice. Several times 
before this Dartmouth men had been almost round, 
but were shut out from scoring by sharp work by 
Bowdoin fielders. One man was caught between 



third and home after an exciting little game of pass 
in which half the Bowdoin nine took part. In Bow- 
doin's half of the seventh Parker opened Up with a 
two-bagger, and scored on a hit by Blanchard, mak- 
ing the game at the beginning of the eighth 2-2. In 
this inning a base on balls, three singles, and a three- 
base hit by French over the right fielder's head 
brought in three runs, while Bowdoin was unable 
to hit Varney safely either in this inning or the 
next. Dartmouth added its last run in the ninth by 
two hits and an outfield fly, making the final score 
6-2. 

It was in every way a game for each team to be 
proud of. No costly errors were made, while the 
fielding was so sharp on both sides that many good 
hits were spoiled. 

The pitching of Oakes in his first college game 
was noteworthy, and compared favorably with that 
of the veteran Dartmouth pitcher, Varney. Blanch- 
ard gives promise of developing into the best catcher 
Bowdoin has had for years. Bowdoin's lack was in 
hitting ability. For Dartmouth the hitting of Cap- 
tain French and Varney and the battery work of 
Roe were the features. 

The summary : 

Dartmouth. 

ab r bh pc a ^e 

McCarten, 3b 4 o o 2 i o 

French, ss 5 2 2 2 2 1 

Pingree, If 5 2 "o o o 

Hancock, ib 5 o i 9 o i 

Uniac, 2b 51 1422 

Ford, mf 5 o o i o i 

Scales, rf 4 i 2 i o i 

Roe, c 4 I o 8 4 o 

Varney, p 5 i 3 o 3 o 

42 6 II 27 12 6 

Bowdoin. 

ab r bh po a e 

Stan wood, m 4 o o 3 o o 

Nevers, ib 3 o i 11 o i 

Pratt, 2b 4 c o 3 i i 

Havey, ss 4 o 3 4 3 

Parker, 3b 4 i i i 2 o 

Blanchard, c 4 i 2 i 2 o 

Coffin, If 4 o I 4 o o 

Dana, rf 30 o o o i 

Oakes, p 2 o o o 3 o 

32 2 5 26* 12 6 

SCORE BY INNINGS. 

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Dartmouth o i o o o o i 3 i — 6 

Bowdoin o o o i o i o o — 2 

Bases stolen — Bowdoin 3, Dartmouth 5. Two- 
base hit — Parker. Three-base hit — French. Bases 
on balls — by Oakes 4, by Varney 3. Struck out — 
ty Oakes 2, by Varney 8. Passed ball — by Roe. 
Time — 2 hours, 10 minutes. Umpire — J, Haggerty. 

*Scales out, hit by batted ball. - 



24 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Second Game, May 2d. 

Thursday afternoon was cold and the sky was 
overcast, but rain did not actually fall during the 
game. The score of this game — lo-i in Dartmouth's 
favor — would indicate that it was loosely played, but 
as a matter of fact it was a better played game than 
the previous one. The disparagement in scores was 
caused by a great bunching of hits in Dartmouth's 
half of the ninth and three decisions of the umpire 
which even the Dartmouth spectators admitted were 
almost "roasts." 

Pratt pitched for Bowdoin, and a Freshman, 
Rollins, for Dartmouth. Because of their speed 
and the sharp fielding of each team, in the first eight 
imiings only four Bowdoin men had reached first, 
and but seven Dartmouth men. Twice Bowdoin's 
first man reached second, but was unable to score. 
In the fourth Nevers hit the first ball pitched for 
three bases, but could not reach home. Dartmouth 
had scored two runs in the third on a single, a 
three-baSe hit by French, and an error by Coffin 
Another run came in the eighth by a single and 
another long hit by French. It was in the ninth that 
the slaughter came. Uniac reached first on the 
catcher's error. Ford got a hit ; Abbott a base on 
balls; Roe hit to Nevers, and the first of the umpire's 
three ragged decisions gave him his base; the next 
three men up hit the ball safely for singles ; and 
before these could be put out the total tally of the 
inning had made Dartmouth's score ten. The seven 
runs of this inning were almost all earned runs. 
Bowdoin started in apparently to do as Dartmouth 
had, — to find the pitcher for the first time in the 
game. Stanwood hit a slow ball, reached first, and 
prepared for a stay there, when the umpire 
announced that he was out, — close decision number 
two. Nevers and Pratt hit safely, and Nevers got 
around safely for the only run of Bowdoin's side in 
the game ; but the umpire decided Pratt had been 
unsuccessful in stealing third, and a foul out by 
Havey ended it. Probably the result would not have 
been much changed, but still perhaps Bowdoin might 
have struck such a hitting streak as had Dartmouth, 
had some of these decisions been reversed. 

Bowdoin's weakness again was batting. Rollins 
proved more effective even than Varney had proved 
to be. Both sides fielded again almost perfectly. 
The features of the game in particular were the 
fielding and batting of Nevers and French. 

The summary : 

Dartmouth. 

ab k eh po a e 

McCarten, 3b 5 2 2 4 i o 

French, ss 5 2 3 2 5 i 

Pingree, If 5 o i I o o 

Hancock, ib 5 o o 10 o o 



Uniac, 2b 5 

Ford, mf 4 

Abbott, rf 3 

Roe, c 4 

Rollins, p 4 



40 10 
Bowdoin. 

AB R 

Stanvyood, m 4 o 

Nevers, ib 3 i 

Pratt, p 4 o 

Havey, ss 4 

Parker, 3b 3 o 

Blanchard, c 3 o 

Coffin, If 2 

Dana, rf 3 o 

Conners, 2b 3 o 



29 



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SCORE BY INNINGS. 

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Bowdoin o o o o o o o i — i 

Dartmouth 02000001 7 — lo 

Bases stolen — Coffin, Dartmouth 6. Two-base 
hit — French, Bases on balls — by Pratt and Rollins, 
each I. Hit by pitched ball — Nevers. Passed ball — 
Blanchard. Time of game — I hour, 55 minutes. 
Umpire — J. Haggerty. 

BpWDOIN 2D 22, FrEEPORT HiGH I4. 

Saturday, April 28, on the Whittier field, Bow- 
doin 2d defeated Freeport Hi.gh by the score of 22 
to 14. It was rather a loosely played game, abound- 
ing in errors. Bowdoin won the game in the first 
two innings, batting S. C. Mitchell all over the field 
for 16 runs, and after that took things easy. Coombs, 
Freeport's crack tvvirler, went into the box and 
for two innings pitched great ball, but did not seem 
to have the strength to hold out. Coombs was easily 
the star of the Freeport aggregation, batting like a 
fiend, and his pitching for a high school pitcher was 
remarkable. Rolfe did the twirling for Bowdoin, 
and with the exception of the fourth inning held the 
visitors down to a few scattering hits, Perkins, 
Bly, Captain Green, and Small played an especially 
good game. Freeport as a whole has a good team and 
had no difficulty in defeating Cony High, Wednes- 
day, by 17 to 12. The game showed the value 
to the substitute players of playing on a regular 
team against some strong high school team. 

The score : 

Bowdoin 2d — Green, captain and c. ; Rolfe, p. ; 
Bly, 1st b. ; Gould, Martin, 2d b, ; Folsom, ss. ; 
Small, 3d b. ; Perkins, rf. ; Allen, cf. ; Purington, If.; 
Gray, p^ 

Freeport High — Dennison, c. ; Coombs, 3d and 
p. ; Roval, ist b. ; C. Mitchell, 2d b, ; S. Mitchell, p. 
and 3d b. : McCurling, ss. ; Gatchell, If. : Curtis, cf. ; 
Libby, rf. 



BOWDOIN OKIENT. 



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SCORE BY INNINGS. 

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Bowdoin 2d 9 7 o o 4 o 2 o x—22 

Freeport High 00080200 4 — 14 



TRACK TEAM. 
Monday afternoon on the Whittier track occurred 
informal practice trials for the Worcester Meet. As 
a whole they were gratifying, but some of the men 
were hardly up to the form expected from them at 
the beginning of the season, still ten more days of 
training remain which ought to help materially in 
developing form. Cloudman is in his old-time form 
and will force the man that beats him to go in less 
than 10 seconds. Soule is a promising candidate for 
the quarter, with a good stride and plenty of wind. 
Hunt seems better than ever, and gave a good per- 
formance at the high hurdles. Hunt and Soule will 
probably run in the hundred and two-twenty, mak- 
ing three men from Bowdoin in each event. 
Thompson, Snow, and Nutter are all fast men trying 
for the half. Wheeler will probably be the only 
entry for the mile. Hamilton in the high jump is 
improving fast and will probably be the only entry. 
Rowe and Hunt will try the low hurdles. Small 
in the discus is short ; Larson in the discus and Dun- 
lap in the hammer will be all the entries in the 
weights from Bowdoin. Allen is the only man in 
the pole vault. Small is fast getting into shape on 
the bicycle, and seems in better form than last year, 
although he is hampered in not having a pace- 
maker. The outlook for the Maine Meet is very 
promising, judging from the trials Monday. Much 
new material was on the field which will be heard 
from on that occasion. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of ITheta, Brunswick, Me., 
May 2, 1901. 
Theta chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, bowing 
before the mysterious Providence which doeth all 
things well, desires to place on record the sense of 
deep grief and loneliness that it feels in the sudden 
and melancholy death of one of its most devoted 
members. John Prescott Webber, Jr., had many a 
trait that endeared him beyond measure to each 
member of his fraternity. He was generous and 
affectionate and loyal. He was utterly frank and 
free ; and the faults he had he himself was the first 
to acknowledge. He was ever merry and joyous 
and glad of life. Such things as these make a man's 
memory worth cherishing. And it is in grateful 
recognition of our brother's manliness, and in heart- 
felt sympathy with the sorely afflicted family that 



we, the chapter, offer this slight and sadly insuffi- 
cient tribute. 

Otho L. Dascombe, 
Samuel B. Gray, 
RoscoE R. Paine, 

For the Chapter. 



Bowdoin College, May 3, 1901. 
Whereas, Death has taken from us our beloved 
classmate, John Prescott Webber, Jr., be it 

Resolved, Tliat we, the Class of 1903, while not 
doubting the wisdom of Almighty God, do sincerely 
mourn the loss of so true and noble a friend ; that 
we extend our heart-felt sympathy to his relatives 
and friends ; and that copies of these resolutions be 
sent to the Bangor papers and the Bowdoin Orient 
for publication. 

George Hinckley Stover, 
Albert Perry Holt, 
Selden Osgood Martin, 

Committee for the Class. 



'52. — On the isth of this month General Joshua 
L. Chamberlain will address the Lincoln Club of 
Portland on his recent travels in Egypt. 

M. '77 and M. '67.— Governor Hill and Dr. A. G. 
Young, of Augusta, have been elected president and 
secretary, respectively, of 'the Maine Sanatorium 
Association. 

The surgical staff of the Soldiers' National Home 
at Togus is composed of the following Bowdoin 
men: Head surgeon. Walter E. El well, M. '82; 
assistant surgeons, Bertram D. Ridlon, M. '94; W. 
S. A. Kimball, M. '98; and George A. Coombs and 
E. B. Skolfield, both M. '99. 

'77. — Charles W. Morse has retired from the 
presidency of the American Ice Company, but will 
remain in control of its business and policy, as he 
retains the chairmanship of the board of directors. 
Mr. Morse retired from the presidency so that he 
can devote more time to banking. He is vice-presi- 
dent of three New York banks, and director of two 
others. 

'88. — Med. '91. — The engagement of Dr. William 
H. Bradford of Portland to Miss Marcia Knight of 
that city was announced Easter week. 

'98. — Robert L. Wiggin, who since graduation 
has been sub-master of the Rockland High School, 
has tendered his resignation and will become princi- 
pal of the high school at North Andover, Mass. 



Leon J. Emerson of Foxcroft, who left 1903 
because of sickness in his family, was on the campus 
Saturday. He hopes to rejoin his class in the fall. 



26 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



1900.— Harry C. McCarty, who has been employed 
in the census bureau at Washington since last May, 
has already received three promotions, being at pres- 
ent head of the department for the tabulation of man- 
ufactures. Mr. McCarty is also one of the two men 
chosen from the 250 students of the Washington 
Law School to receive the honors of the Phi Delta 
Phi, the leading law fraternity of the country. 

Ex-'oi M.— C. L. Young of New Portland is 
representing the medical establishment of D. Apple- 
ton & Co., of New York, in a route through Maine 
and New Hampshire. 



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the Head by Dr. Nicholson's Artificial Ear Drums, 
gave $10,000 to his Institute, so that deaf people 
unable to procure the Ear Drums may have them free. 
Address No. 4,7-t3, The Nicholson Institute, 780, 
Eighth Avenue, New York, U. S. A. 



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Now is the time to think about going to 
Worcester. With such low rates as can be 
obtained, a large number ought to accompany 
our team to the games. Nothing inspires a.ncl 
encourages a- man any more than to have an 
enthusiastic crowd of backers to cheer him on. 
Besides this there are sure to be some exciting 
races, and doubtless records will be smashed. 
So let every man go who can. 



Now that warm evenings are becoming 
frequent, it is time to think about having songs 
on the Art Building steps. There can be con- 
ceived no pleasanter way of spending the 
evening than that of congregating on the steps 
and singing all the old songs. It will bring 
us all together and promote the hearty good- 



fellowship which is ever present in Bowdoin. 
We have no college band to take part in these 
concerts, it is true, but we can get along with- 
out it. It is to be hoped that this pleasant 
custom will not be allowed to pass away. 



The important regulation in regard to 
conditions is worthy of special notice. The 
perfunctory manner in which conditions have 
been made up has brought no good to the 
student or satisfaction to the instructor, so 
that a change has been necessary for a long 
time. This new regulation is but one of sev- 
eral connected with a readjustment of tlTe 
present rules for the purpose of securing some 
efficient way of making up work. It may be 
noticed, first of all, that it will be much harder 
to make up conditions; the natural conse- 
quence of this must be fewer conditions in the 
future. The rule will necessitate an attend ■ 
ance on some regular course instead of a 
hurried review of the work for a day or two 
before examination. There is another good 
thing which will appeal to many, and that is 
the effect on the rank. At present, if a man 
gets 5 in a study he receives a condition and a 
recorded rank of 5. He simply makes up his 
condition, but the recorded rank is never 
changed ; it always stands 5. This makes it rather 
hard for some students, who through enforced 
absence have lost their attendance rank and 
received a condition. Under the new rules no 
rank below 5.5 can be recorded against any 
man. for if it is he cannot graduate- A man 
wi-11 receive as his rank in the course the 
rank for the course he substitutes when mak- 
ing up. For instance, if a man got condi- 
tioned in some elective study during the fall 
term, he could make an extra of some other 
course during the winter to throw off his con- 
dition ; and his recorded rank would be, not 



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that of the fah term study, but that of his 
winter extra. In this way a man who 
received 5 in some course might gain for him- 
self a rank as high as A to substitute in its 
place. 



Every college organization in order to 
attain success must first of all have the hearty 
co-operation and support of the undergraduate 
body. It must not only be supported mate- 
rially but financially. Some of the college 
organizations have facilities of supporting 
themselves to a great extent, while others 
depend wholly on the subscriptions of the 
students. For instance, the Musical and 
Base-Ball Associations have various means of 
defraying their expenses, while the Athletic 
Association is maintained wholly by the gener- 
osity of the college. This present year the 
subscriptions to the Athletic Associaton have 
fallen far below the average and it is neces- 
sary that a more generous response be made. 
It is evident to every student in college that 
our prospects in this branch of college activity 
are very bright, inasmuch as our track team 
has shown better development than for many 
years past. It is surely the desire of every 
one to send as large a team as possible to 
Worcester, but in order to do this the Athletic 
Association must have a better financial back- 
ing. It is this support which is the necessary 
and potent spur to success. Enthusiasm is a 
mighty good thing to encourage the men, but 
all must realize that it takes money to furnish 
the necessary requisites of the team. Our 
college has had in the past a high standing 
among other American colleges in all 
branches of college life. It is for us to keep up 
that good record. If the fellows who compose 
the team are willing to spend their time in 
sturdy and conscientious training, the students 
should feel grateful for the privilege of 
requiting somewhat, and show some apprecia- 
tion of their work. Let all take an interest 
in the team, and if the manager lacks funds 
show your college spirit and contribute a 
second time if necessary. 



CHANGES IN RANKING. 

At a recent meeting of the Faculty it was 
voted to adopt several new regulations in 
regard to ranking. The more important 
changes are given as follows: The rank will 
continue to be computed on a scale of eight as 
at present, but after the present year the rank 
returned for the several courses, and recorded 
on the college books, will be expressed by the 
letters A, B, C, and D, at the present numeri- 
cal ratings, instead of by- figures. All 
students who, at the end of the second term 
of the Senior year, have attained a rank of A 
or B in three-fourths of their courses will be 
eligible for Commencement appointments. An 
important change will be made in regard to 
degrees. In order to be eligible for a degree 
a student will be required to attain a minimum 
rank of D in every course, and a minimum 
rank of C in not less than half of his courses. 
Any student who attains a rank of A or B in 
three-fourths of his courses is eligible to a 
degree cum laude. Whoever attains a rank 
of A in one-half of his courses is eligible to a 
degree magna cum laude. A rank of A in 
three-fourths of his courses will entitle a 
student to a degree suiiima cum laude. 

It is understood of course that the Faculty 
have no jurisdiction in regard to the diplomas; 
all degrees are voted by the Boards. So that 
as the matter now stands, the Faculty have 
voted for the change, and will recommend to 
the Boards next June that the distinctions of 
degree be recorded on the diplomas. In all 
probability they will agree to the proposed 
change ; if they do, the new regulations will go 
into eflrect next year. 

New regulations will also be adopted in 
regard to the making up of conditions. They 
have not yet been perfectly formulated, but 
they are practically equivalent to what is 
printed below. In case a man is conditioned 
in a required course, the work is to be made 
up by taking the course over again ; if the 
course is an elective, he may take it over again 
or substitute another elective in its place. 
There are some other provisions in regard 



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to the matter. In case of a possible conflict 
of hours the student will be allowed, by per- 
mission of the Recorder and of the instructor 
concerned, to make up a condition in either a 
required or an elective course under the direc- 
tion of a private tutor, whose certificate will 
be necessary to entitle the student to re-ex- 
amination. In any case all examinations to 
make up conditions must be taken during the 
time of the regular term examinations. This 
is in general an outline of the hew rule. 

The Noyes Prize in Political Economy is 
open to those students who have attained a 
rank of A or B in each of the four courses in 
Political Economy which they are required 
to have had in order to compete for the prize. 

As a matter of general interest, it may be 
stated that a committee of the Faculty is now 
at work drawing up a revised edition of the 
"college regulations, which will be ready for 
distribution among the students at the 
beginning of next vear- 



AT THE ART BUILDING. 

Mrs. A. M. Short of Portland has recently 
presented the art collection a fine collection of 
coins, the greater part of which are American, 
in memory of her son, Freeman Milliken 
Short, of the Class of 1901, who died last 
year. The collection is not yet on exhibition, 
but will be as soon as a place can be found 
for it. It will be known as the Freeman Milli- 
ken Short collection. 

Besides -the coins, Mrs. Short has also 
presented the college with autograph letters 
from Oliver Wendell Holmes. Thomas Bailey 
Aldrich, and William Dean Howells, and 
autograph postal cards from Mrs. Margaret 
Deland and Mrs. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps 
Ward. These letters and postals will be added 
to the collection in the Library. 

Charles F. Gammon, who has been in 
China a number of years, has presented the 
college with a gun and a spear taken from the 
Boxers in the recent engagement at Tien Tsin. 
The spear shows bloody marks, probably bav- 
ins: done deadlv service. The gun is a large 



one, taking two men to carry it and one to 
attend to the firing. 

Mrs. Rebecca Packard has loaned a beauti- 
ful water color by Mrs. A. G. Tenney to the 
art collection. 



SENIOR ENGLISH PRIZES. 
Parts to be offered in the competition for 
the four Senior Prizes in English Composition 
may be left at Room 3, Memorial Hallj 7 p.m., 
Wednesday, June 5. 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 pro- 
visional list of Commencement speakers, but 
not chosen to be presented on Commence- 
ment Day, may be offered in this competition. 
Each writer should sign his part with a fic- 
titious name, and pass in an envelope contain- 
ing his real name and bearing on the outside 
the name under which he has written. 



Two debates were held in Logic last Friday. 
The subject discussed by tlie first division was: 
•■Rrsohi-il. That hazing should not be tolerated at 
Bowdoin." McConnick and Holt were the princi- 
pal disputants for the affirmative, and Moody and 
Andrews for the negative. The question was put 
to vote after an interesting discussion. On the 
merits of the debate the vote was a tie, and on the 
merits of the question every vote was in favor of the 
negative. The second division discussed the ques- 
tion : ''Resolved, That capital punishment should be 
abolished in the United States." F. E. Towne and 
Stockman had the affirmative, and W. C. Towne and 
Pierce the negative. On the merits of the debate 
the class voted in favor of the negative, and on the 
merits of the question the negative also won. 



ANNOUNCEMENT. 

All telegrams received from the 

Worcester Meet will be read to 

the grand stand at the Saturday 

game with the University of Maine. 



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CAMPUS_ CHflT. 

No recitation was held in Spanish last Friday. 

Archibald. Kimball, and Warren, '04, passed Sun- 
day at Kent's Hill. 

Peabody, '03, who has been ont on account of 
illness, has returned to college. 

Dillaway, '01, who has been out on account of 
business, has returned to college. 

Beta Theta Pi is having the vacant tennis court 
next to Winthrop Hall put in order. 

Larrabee, ex-'o4, was on the campus last week to 
attend the Psi Upsilon hop May 10. 

Hayden, '02, leaves college June I to work for 
the summer on the Portland electrics. 

The Delta Upsilon Fraternity had its picture 
taken at Webber's, Wednesday, the eighth. 

The Press Club held its first meeting of the term 
in the History Room, last Friday afternoon. 

Written quizzes every other Saturday are enliv- 
ening the course in Political Economy 3, this term. 

An oral quiz in Mineralogy i was held May 8 
by Professor Robinson, Dr. Gehring, and Mr. Evans 

jointly' 

Professor Houghton went to Bangor last Friday 
as the guest of the Bowdoin alumni at their annual 
banquet. 

The proposed Sophomore banquet at Gurnet's 
has been indefinitely postponed because of the death 
of John P. Webber. 

The manager of the Bugle announces that the 
annual will be ready for distribution in about four 
weeks, or the week of June 3. 

Professor Callendar in Economics 3, May x, gave 
a short but profitable lecture on the recent crisis in 
the stock market on Wall Street. 

Professor and Mrs. Robinson, together with 
Professor and Mrs. Moody, will start June twentieth 
for a several months' stay in Europe. 

Posters for the college games at Worcester, also 
a limited number of reserved seats for the same, 
have been put on sale by Manager Walker, 

During the past week the out-door running track 
has been removed and considerable grading has been 
done around the Science Building and Memorial 
Hall. 

Brunswick High held a class meet on Whittier 
athletic field Friday afternoon, which was rather 
interesting, although no very remarkable records 
were established. 



Adjourns were granted to Latin 3, Saturday. 

Pratt, Parker, Nevers, Stanwood, Blanchard, 
Greene, Conners, Havey, Dana, Coffin, and Oakes, 
together with Robinson and Coach Hull, took the 
Harvard trip. 

At a recent Glee Club meeting the following 
officers were elected for ne.xt year : Gibson, Man- 
ager ; Gray, '03, Assistant Manager ; Preston, Leader 
of Glee Club; McCann, Leader of Mandolin Club. 

Bids on the Library Building were opened by the 
committee Saturday, but the announcement of the 
contract has not yet been made. The bids ran in the 
neighborhood of $225,000 (which excludes furnish- 
ings ) . 

The Casino at Merrymeeting Park will be opened 
by Woodbury, May 24. He will try especially to 
cater to college trade. The Class of '02 is thinking 
of holding its annual banquet there some time after 
the opening. 

Everything promises that a large number of 
students will accompany the team to Worcester 
this year, and thus give the team all possible encour- 
agement. The special fare on the railroad is $6.35 
to Worcester and return. 

Mr. J. A. Woodward, who has been the man- 
ager of the Depot Corner Restaurant ever since its 
establishment, has purchased the business from its 
former proprietor. Mr. Woodward will keep in 
view, as always, the college trade. 

The sixth annual debate between Bates and Colby 
occurred in Lewiston last Thursday evening, and for 
the fifth time Bates came off victorious. The debate 
was won for Bates by Carroll Linwood Beedy, for- 
merly a member of Bowdoin's Sophomore Class. 

On May 17 and t8 the Maine Amateur Press 
Association, in which are represented eleven of the 
school and college journals of the State, will hold 
its annvial meeting in Auburn. The young editors 
will be received by the members of the Edward 
Little High School of that city. 

The recently organized Brunswick Gun Club held 
its first shoot on the club grounds at Merrymeeting 
Park last Friday afternoon. Representatives of the 
gun clubs at Bath, Auburn, and Waterville were 
present and participated in the meet. A banquet 
was held at the Inn in the evening. 

Professor Chapnian has been in Bangor the 
greater part of this week attending the graduation 
exercises of the Bangor Theological Seminary. On 
Monday evening occurred the first meeting of the 
Board of Trustees, of which Professor Chapman is 
president. The commencement exercises took place 
on Wednesdav. 



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Pearl, ex-'03, who has been connected with the 
Brockton (Mass.) Times, has severed his con- 
nection with that paper, and has secured a position 
on the Bangor Coinincrcial. 

The New Dominion Company was at the Colum- 
bia this week. "London Bells" on the twenty-first 
and "When We Were Twenty-One" on Thursday 
next ought to attract good audiences. 

Mr. Herbert Harris, '72, of Bangor, resident in 
Brunswick until a year ago, but now musical director 
of the Central Congregational Church, Bangor, was 
in attendance at the annual Knight Templar conclave 
in Portland, last week, and stopped over a train in 
Brunswick. 

Sunday morning about 9 o'clock fire was dis- 
covered in Nason's store. The fire department 
responded promptly, and there was considerable 
excitement for a few moments. The fire started in 
a closet on the second floor, where it is thought a 
tramp slept the night before. The Delta Upsilon 
fraternity sustained a loss of about $50 from smoke 
and water in their hall on the top floor 

The eighth annual" field meet of the University 
of Maine A. A. took place Saturday afternoon. 
The summary : 

Half-mile run — Won by Arthur Silver, '02. 
Time, 2m. lyls. 

440-yard dash — Won by Liston Harris. '03. 
Time, 53aS. (new college record). 

Two-mile bicycle race — Won by E. V. Kelley, 
'02. Time, sm. 43s. (new college record). 

lOO-yard dash — Won by Liston Harris, '03. 
Time, lois. 

One-mile run — Won by J. P. Buckman, '02. 
Time, Sm. Sis. 

120-yard hurdle — Won by F. D. Thompson, '01. 
Time, 19.IS. 

220-yard hurdle — Won by C. H. Davis, '01. 
Time, 28is. (new. college record). 

Two-mile run — Won by L. A. Lawrence, '04. 
Time, iim. 47s. (new college record). 

220-yard dash — Won by Liston Harris, '03. 
Time, 25BS. 

Pole vault — Won by G. M. Davis, '02. Height, 
9 ft. 2 in. 

Putting i6-lb. shot— Won by W. C. Elliott, '02. 
Distance, 34 ft. 6>4 in. 

Throwing 16-pound hammer — Won by W. C. 
Elliot, '02. Distance, loi ft. 6 in. 

Running broad jump — Won by F. P. Davis, '02. 
Distance, 18 ft. 2 in. 

Throwing discus — Won by W. E. Barrows, '02. 
Distance, 99 ft. 6 in. 



On Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June i, the 
Pan-American Intercollegiate Athletic Champion- 
ships will be held on the athletic field of the 
Stadium on the grounds of the Pan-American 
Exposition. 

The following track and field events are open to 
all amateur undergraduate collegians of the United 
States : 

lOO-yards dash. 

220-yards dash. 

440-yards run. 

Half-mile run. 

One-mile run. 

Two-miles run. 

120-yards hurdle race (10 hurdles, 3 ft. 6 in.). 

220-yards hurdle race (10 hurdles, 2 ft. 6 in.). 

Running high jump. 

Running broad jump. 

Pole vault. 

Putting i6-lb. shot. 

Throwing i6-lb. hammer. 

Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded 
to the first, second, and third men respectively in 
each event. Trophies will be given to the two col- 
leges scoring greatest number of points. An 
entrance fee of 50 cents must accompany each entry. 
The Intercollegiate A. A. A. A. rules will govern all 
the contests. The committee reserves the right to 
strike out or reject any entry. 

Entries close with the Bureau of Sports, Pan- 
American Exposition, 443 Ellicott Square, BufTalo, 
N. v.. May 18, 1901. 



ATHLETICS.. 

THE WORCESTER MEET. 

A comparison of the records made at Worcester 
for the past thirteen years shows an interesting 
fact. For six years loi seconds was record time in 
the lOO-yards dash, and not until 189S did Curtenius 
of Amherst succeed in lowering it to 10 seconds, 
which is now the record. Cloudman of Bowdoin 
equaled this in 1900, and should win this year. Hunt 
and Soule have a fighting chance for place. 

The 220-yards dash should be a gift for Cloud- 
man, who last year lowered the record 3 of a second 
and set a mark for athletes to aim at for some years 
to come. Hunt and Soule will probably enter in this 
event, but it is doubtful if Soule starts. 

All Bowdoin men are much interested in the 
quarter-mile run, on account of Soule's and Gray's 
excellent performances in the trials. The record in 



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this event has stood since 1891, and no one has ever 
come vifithin one second of it since that time. Hill, 
who won last year's event in 52! seconds, is Bow- 
doin's most dangerous competitor. Good judges last 
year were confident that Snow could have won this 
event 'had he not been suffering from a lame foot ; as 
it was he was a close third. If Hill has not improved 
wonderfully. Soule and Gray will give him the race 
of his life. 

Two minutes and three seconds in the half-mile 
run ought to pull a place. Hall of Brown con- 
sumed 2 minutes 43 seconds last year, but in 1898 he 
went the distance in 2 minutes if seconds, better 
than any other New England record. Nutter, Snow, 
and Thompson are all showing good speed, and 
ought to push the 2-minute mark hard. Nutter and 
Snow are experienced runners, and can be depended 
upon to run a gamey race. 

Bowdoin men are especially interested in what 
Wheeler will do with Hall of Brown in the mile 
run. The race was run last year in 4 minutes, 435 
seconds. Wheeler is in fine form, much better than 
last year. 

Hunt's principal competitor in the high hurdles is 
Potter, who won them last year in 163 seconds. 
Hunt's preliminary trials show him to be in the 
best of form and capable of running very near 16 
seconds. Hunt will also enter the low hurdles, and 
should stand a good chance of winning these. The 
association is weak in star low hurdlers. 

In the 16-pound shot Bowdoin will run up 
against Melendy of Brown, who has put the shot 
38 feet 8J4 inches. Small and Laferriere will prob- 
ably be Bowdoin's entries in this event. 37 feet will 
be necessary to come anywhere taking a place. 

The hammer throw last year was taken up by 
Melendy with a throw of 113 ft 11 in. Second 
place was won by 112 ft. 10 in., and third 105 ft. 
II in. Dunlap's form shows him capable of much 
better than this, and he showed it very near the 
record, 126 ft. 10;/ in. 

Cloudman last year broke the broad jump record 
made by Stephen Chase by jumping 22 ft. 8 in. This 
jump was not allowed, however, on account of the 
take-off being 5 in. above the level. Hunt will also 
enter the broad jump. 

In the high jump three men were tied last year 
at 5 ft. 9 in.j and the points were divided. The 
competitors will probably have to jump 5 ft. 8 in. 
this year to win a place. Hamilton is Bowdoin's 
only entry. 

The discus record is only 108 ft. 8 in. : 103 ft. 5 
in. won a place last year. With Grover of the Uni- 
versity of Maine out of this event Bowdoin ought 
to win some points. Small, Dunlap, Larson, and 



Laferriere are Bowdoin's probable entries. The 
pole vault will doubtless go to Williams, and the 
two-mile run to Brown. 

It looks now as if the meet lay between Bowdoin 
and Brown. Brown is practically sure of fifteen 
points in the runs, and Bowdoin of fifteen points in 
the dashes and hurdles. Last year it took 335 
points to win the meet, while in '99 it was won with 
2;} points. The more the points can be split among 
the colleges the more advantage to Bowdoin. 

The bicycle race is an uncertain quantity. Small 
is training at the Charles River Park and should be 
in the best condition. 

As many students as possible should accompany 
the team, for nothing will spur a team to victory like 
college enthusia.sm behind them. The fare for the 
round trip will be $6.35 and the majority of the 
students going will leave here on the 4.48 Friday 
afternoon, spend Friday night in Boston and go out 
to Worcester Saturday morning. Reserve seat 
tickets can be obtained by Manager Walker, so that 
the Bowdoin men can all be seated together. 

New England Intercollegi.«,te Records. 

The following list contains the names of the 
holders of N. E. I. A. A. championships in the dif- 
ferent events, the college which they represented, the 
year in which the record was made and the record 
itself: 

lOO-yards dash. Curtenius, Amherst, 1898, los. 

i20-yards hurdle. Chase, Dartmouth, 1895, iS?s. 

220 yards dash, Cloudman, Bowdoin, 1900, 22^3. 

220-yard hurdles. Bush, M. I. T., 1898, 25JS. 

440-yards dash, Shattuck, Amherst, 1891, 5O5S. 

S8o-yards run. Hall, Brown, 1S98, 2m. 

I -mile run, Wright, Brown, 1898, 4m. 2435. 

2-mile run. Bean, Brown, 1898, lom. 3^s. 

2-mile bicycle, Murray, M. I. T., 1900, 4m. 36.?s. 

i6-lb. shot, Melendy, Brown, 1899, 38 ft. io>< in. 

16-lb. hammer, Ingalls, Trinity, 1899, 126 ft. 
io'/> in. 

Discus, Grover, IT. of M., 1900, 108 ft. 8 in. 

Vault, Hulburt, Wesleyan, 1898, 11 ft. 6^ in. 

High jump, Baxter, Trinity, 1S96, 5 ft. 954 in- 

Broad jump. Chase, Dartmouth, 1895, 22 ft. 3 in. 

Harvard 14, Bowdoin o. 
In some ways, the best said about the game with 
Harvard at Cambridge, May n, is nothing. Bow- 
doin's hitting was poor: and its fielding during sev- ' 
eral innings was worse. The only man whom the 
terrible Stillman did not strike out at least once 
was Ne\ers, while most of the team struck out 
twice or three times. Nevers also got one clean 
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found Stillman, having two hits out of a possible 
three. In fielding the team began well, — holding 
Harvard down to one run in the first after there 
had been three on bases and none out, and in the 
second shutting them out in one-two-three order. 
But in the third Harvard began to find Oakes, and a 
combination of hits and errors made the score 5-0. 
Harvard has been up against two or three left- 
handed pitchers in the last two weeks, and so Oakes 
did not prove so much a puzzle as had been hoped. 
If he had received the support from the team that 
he should, the score would have been lessened, 
however, for several times runs were piled up after 
chances to retire the side were lost. But tlie game 
was not wholly without its redeeming features for 
Bowdoin. A running catch by Coffin in the fifth of 
a hit by Clark which looked good for a three-bagger 
aroused enthusiasm among Harvard and Bowdoin 
sympathizers alike ; and Stanwood made another 
very pretty catch in the second. Nor were all of 
the errors costly. ^ On the whole the work of the 
outfielders and of Nevers at first was quite satis- 
factory. 

For Harvard the hitting was, as usual, done by 
Frantz. Stillman, and Murphy. The detailed score 
tells the story. Because of the fifteen strikeouts 
Harvard had but little fielding to do, but the little 
was almost faultless. The work of Captain Reid 
behind the bat was perfect. In base-running Har- 
vard did not take advantage of the chances she had ; 
this seemed to be the weakness of the team. 

The score : 

Bowdoin. 

ab r bh po a e 

Stanwood, mf 400301 

Nevers, ib 2 i 6 2 o 

Pratt, 2b 4 o o 3 2 I 

Ha vey, ss 4 o i 2 o i 

Coffin, If 4 o o r o i 

Parker, 3b 3 o o 2 o i 

Dana, rf 300100 

Blanchard, c 3 o 2 6 2 i 

Oakes, p ■ 2 o o o 3 o 

29 o 4 24 9 6 

Harvard, 

ab r bh tb po a e 

Devens, rf 4 o i i i o 

Murphy, 2b 4224221 

Wendell, If 5 i 2 2 i o o 

Reid, c. (Capt.)... 541 i 14 2 o 

Frantz, ib 5 4 4 8 7 o o 

Stillman, p 5 i 2 4 o i o 

G. C. Clark, 3b.... 5 o o o . i o o 

Coolidge, ss 2 2 o o i o o 

Putnam, mf 301 i o o o 

3S 14 13 21 27 5 I 



SCORE BY INNINGS. 

123456789 

Harvard i o 4 i 2 o 4 2 x — 14 

Bases stolen — Devens, Murphy, Coolidge (2). 
Two-base hit — Frantz. Home run on error by 3d 
baseman — Reid. Three-base hits — Murphy, Still- 
man. Home run — Frantz. Bases on balls — by 
Oakes 3, by Stillman 2. Hit by pitched ball — 
Parker, Devens, Coolidge. Struck out — by Oakes 4, 
by Stillman 15. Sacrifice hits — Oakes, Putnam. 
Time — 2 hours 5 minutes. Umpire — M. Murray. 



On Friday afternoon. May 10, the semi-finals in 
several of the events were run olf. The track was 
rather heavy after the recent storms and thereby 
made fast time impossible. In the quarter-mile 
Soule set the pace at a hot clip, but at the finish gave 
way to Gray. Eastman made a very good showing 
in this trial. Time. 52* seconds. In the half-mile 
there were eight men entered. Nutter won easily 
with 1 hompson a good second. Pierce ran a strong 
race and finished third. Captain Cloudman was in 
his old-time form and made the cinders fly. He 
ran the hundred in 10 flat and the 220 in 22! sec- 
onds. Wheeler ran the mile in fast time and 
finished fresh. Hamilton cleared the bar at 5 feet 
7 inches. The weight men did not try for distance 
on account of the wet ground. On the whole 
Coach Lathrop was well pleased with the work. 

The game on Saturday with the University of 
Maine is sure to be a good one, and everybody who 
does not go to Worcester should go to the game. 
Reports of the Worcester Meet will be read at the 
game, which will add to the attraction. 



OBITUARY. 

Dr. Samuel Hanson died in Houlton, May 7. of 
Bright's disease. He was at one time a scholar at 
the Medical School. Dr. Flanson was the oldest 
practicing physician in Aroostook, being 67 years of 
age. In the last thirteen years he has been a suf- 
ferer, although attending to his duties. 



ALUMNI. 

'36. — Ex-Governor Garcelon of Lewiston passed 
his 88th milestone on Monday, May 6th. He is 
still hale and hearty and has but recently returned 
from a trip of some length to Chicago. 

'51.— Col. A. C. Hamlin of Bangor, who has for 
the last three years been preparing a critical analysis 
of the battle of Cedar Creek and following engage- 
ments, and who is an authority on this subject, gives 



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some inside facts concerning these battles in the 
Sunday Globe of May 13. 

■52. — A verbatim account of the greater part of 
General Chamberlain's lecture on Appomatox, 
delivered before the last meeting of the Loyal Legion 
at Portland, may be found in the Bangor Daily Nnvs 
of May II. Anybody would both profit by and be 
interested in reading this article. 

'93. — Mr. Reginald R. Goodell has just been 
elected to an important position on the faculty of 
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After 
graduating from Bowdoin, Mr. Goodell took a two 
years' post graduate course at the Johns Hopkins 
University, and has studied at several different 
universities in Europe. At present he is teaching 
modern languages at the University of Maine and 
conducting a class in Spanish in this college. 

'go. — One of the most interesting and scholarly 
of recent magazine articles is that in "The Anglo- 
American" of last October, written by George Brin- 
ton Chandler of Chicago, on "Roosevelt, the Repre- 
sentative American." 

Mr. Chandler says that there have been three 
great representative men of our country — Benjamin 
Franklin, Henry Clay, and Abraham Lincoln ; and 
that Theodore Roosevelt is another great representa- 
tive American, fourth in order of time, who 
embraces more sides of American character than 
any other statesman since Abraham Lincoln. 

Mr. Chandler writes of Roosevelt's Holland- 
Dutch lineage on his father's side; his Southern 
ancestry on his mother's side; his education and cul- 
ture gained in Harvard and New England ; and, 
above all, his love of the West, as shown by his 
adventurous and historical contributions, — all which 
circumstances unite in making him the representative 
American of to-day. 

"The author of twelve volumes at the age of 
forty ; having served for three terms, once as Speaker 
of the lower House, in the New York Legislature ; 
the ranchman and hunter in the far West; the 
Chairman of the National Civil Service Commission 
at a period when the position brought little honor 
and attracted the personal hostility and public oppo- 
sition of every spoilsman in the two houses of Con- 
gress ; the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, who is 
accredited with having been responsible for the 
appointment of Dewey as Admiral of the Asiatic 
Squadron and for the efficient target practice of the 
American gunners ; the Colonel of the Rough Riders 
and the most chivalric and efficient figure in the 
campaign against Santiago; the inflexible Governor 
of New York, who defied the powerful machine 
that had threatened him with political death, and 
compelled the passage of the Ford Bill — these rep- 



resent him in the characteristic role of an American 
who believes in the gospel of action, who puts his 
trust in the man who does the thing and not in 
the man who theorizes about it." 

Mr. Chandler, in short, ju.stifies himself in call- 
ing Roosevelt the representative American. From 
first to last the reader feels proud to be a country- 
man of an American who can kill grizzly bears or 
thwart political "bosses" with equal skill and cer- 
tainty of success ; who can break the wild mustang 
on the prairie and, as well, lead the flower of the 
American army up San Juan hill ; who will guide the 
intelligent young men of the LInited States in deter- 
mining and shaping its national policy and career 
during the first quarter of the twentieth century. 

'gg. — Edward R. Godfrey, who holds the 
strength record for Bowdoin. has been placed by 
Dr. Sargent, of Harvard, in the new list he has just 
made, as fifth among the strong men of American 
colleges. He is credited with 1,716 points. The 
man who heads the list has but lately made his 
record. R. W. Allis of University of Minnesota, 
with a total of I,g40.4 points. The three men next 
in order are Harvard men. 

igoo. — Frank M. Sparks of Bangor is instructor 
in English and athletics at Michigan Military Acad- 
emy. 

igoo. — Clarence C. Robinson, formerly of Brewer, 
has resigned his position as superintendent of the 
boys' department of the central branch of the Phil- 
adelphia Young Men's Christian Association to take 
a similar position at Trenton, N. J. 

1900. — Rev. Harry A. Beadle is pastor of the 
Congregational -Church at Franklin, Conn. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of Theta Delta Chi, 

Brunswick, Maine, 

May 3, 1901. 

Whereas, it has pleased our Heavenly Father to 
remove from us our dear brother, Alvin Cram 
Dresser, of the Class of '85, be it 

Resolved, That the Eta charge, while submitting 
to the decree of the Almighty, mourns in his death 
the loss of a highly esteemed and well beloved 
brother ; and be it 

Resolved, That the Eta charge extend to the 
friends and relatives of the deceased its deep and 
heart-felt sympathy in their bereavement. 
For the charge. 



Ernest T. Smith, iqoi. 
Luther Dana, 1903, 
Harry L. Palmer, 1904. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXI. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 2.3, 1901. 



No. 5. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

The victory of Bowdoin over the U. of M. 
Saturday on the Whittier Field is especially 
gratifying to the lovers of base-ball in the 
college, on account of the fact that at the 
beginning of the season Bowdoin appeared 
very weak in base-ball material. But the men 
have put in some faithful practice and have 
developed a very good team. There are one 
or two positions that might be bettered, but 
these will be smoothed over before next Satur- 
day. Bowdoin should make a first-class show- 
ing against the Maine colleges with her pres- 
ent team. The Second has had no opportunity 
lately to play a game. The management 
should be careful not to make the mistakes of 
past years. Men will not come out to practice 
on the Second unless they have the oppor- 
tunity to play some games. 



It may, perhaps, be necessary to apologize 
to some of our readers for occupying so large 
a part of this issue with athletic news. We 
will call to mind that the Intercollegiate Meet 
is the chief athletic event of the year, and 
though our luck has been most unfortunate 
this year, still it is right to give an extended 
accotmt of the Meet. 

The proverb about bad luck coming in big 
chunks was never more fully illustrated than 
by Bowdoin's score, on Saturday. We do not 
wish to give the idea that we are crying of? 
and trying to explain the defeat. There are 
athletes in Bowdoin and good athletes, who 
will give an account of themselves some day 
not far distant. It certainly was luck and 
ill-luck, too, that spread over the team at 
Worcester. But let us not get discouraged 
by this ; defeat will make future victories that 
may come to us all the sweeter. Give all the 
men the support they deserve, and blame not 
the team but the fortune of war. 



It is with regret that we call attention to 
the fact that Wednesday afternoon will be 
taken for recitations in the future. It is on 
account of no sentimentality that it is done ; it 
is simply a matter of necessity that this time 
be taken and also the time from four to six 
o'clock on other days. There are now from 
six to eight courses not scheduled at all, 
among which are Mineralogy, Spanish, 
French 9, and advanced Latin. All these 
classes have to meet at most extraordinary 
and inconvenient hours in order to enable all 
who elect them to attend. Several of them 
come in the evening. It is, then, necessary 
to arrange the schedule to accommodate these 
courses, and it can be done in no other way 
than by taking these extra hours. Probably 
the courses elected by only a few will be put 



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in the time from four to six, while the large 
classes will meet during .the morning hours. 
Ample provisions will be made for athletes 
and foot-ball men to get out for practice. It 
is too bad to lose our half-holiday, but there 
is no other way to accommodate the new 
courses. 



We print in another column a letter lately 
received by the Orient, referring to the dor- 
mitories. We freely admit that the author of 
it has struck a full tone; a great part of the 
blame for the present condition of the dormi- 
tories may be laid on the students themselves. 
It was never intended to give any alumnus of 
the college the idea that the dormitories are 
as bad as they used to be; they are a great 
deal better, but still not so well kept as they 
ought to be- The mistake, however, should 
not be made of excusing all the fault by the 
fact that some students do a large amount of 
damage. This needless destruction of prop- 
erty could be stopped very easily by the stu- 
dent body, if only that terrible American 
inertia can be overcome — that inertia which 
makes us so tolerant of wrong-doers. 



PSI UPSILON HOP. 

The twelfth annual reception of the Kappa 
Chapter of Psi Upsilon occurred on the even- 
ing of Friday, May lo, in Memorial Hall. 
After the reception, which ended at nine 
o'clock, a very enjoyable order of twenty 
dances was played by the orchestra. The 
ladies of the Faculty were, as usual, the 
patronesses. Among the alumni of the chap- 
ter who were present were Dr. Alfred 
Mitchell, Mr. Barrett Potter, Professor 
George T. Files, and Frederick E. Drake. 

The following undergraduates represented 
the fraternities : Webb, '02, from Alpha Delta 
Phi; Flint, '01, from Theta Delta Chi; Mar- 
telle, '01, from Zeta Psi; Wheeler, '01, from 
Delta Upsilon ; Dole, '02, from Kappa Sigma ; 
Grinnell, '02, from Beta Theta Pi. 



FUNERAL OF J. P. WEBBER. 
On Saturday, May 18, at twelve o'clock a 
funeral service over the remains of J. P: 
Webber, '03, was held in the chapel. Presi- 
dent Hyde read the service for the dead, and 
gave the prayer. The quartette sang a hymn. 
The members of Webber's delegation were 
the bearers, and the entire active chapter of 
his fraternity escorted the body. Especially 
noticeable was the pillow of white roses bor- 
dered by red from the Class of 1903. After 
the simple but impressive service, nearly two 
hundred students with bared heads followed 
the casket to the railroad station. The body 
was taken to Bangor, where it was interred 
in Mount Hope Cemetery on Sunday. 



To the Editors of the Orient: 

In a recent issue of your paper there was 
an article on the condition of the dormitories 
which semed to me to be one-sided ; it gave 
the impression that things are as bad here as 
when in the good old times the students used 
to use the floor-boards for fuel in their stoves. 
As a matter of fact, the dormitories are in a 
much better condition than they used to be, 
and they would be still better if improvements 
were permitted to be made. The blame lies 
more upon the undergraduates than upon any- 
one else ; we do not appreciate the good things 
we have now well enough to take care of 
them. It is no uncommon thing for a man to 
take a base-ball bat and absent-mindedly 
smash the panelling in the hall-ways or to 
break the stair- rails ; a man and a golf -stick 
often demolish the lights of a whole dormitory 
in fifteen minutes. The annual bill of repairs 
for the dormitories amoimts to enough to pay 
for keeping them as clean as drawing-rooms. 
We destroy the property and then expect it to 
be kept clean and in good order, and we are 
surprised when we learn that this is impossi- 
ble. It will be impossible just so long as we 
allow this damage to be done. What we 
ought to do is to co-operate with the campus 



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committee and lend our assistance in the 
reform. We ought to chscountenance the acts 
of vandahsm that are common now ; and we 
ought to stop them, for the undergraduates 
alone can put an end to them. When this 
indiscriminate destruction is ended, something 
may be done that will make us glad we helped 
to stop it. The time that is now spent in 
repairing damage can be spent to better 
advantage to us in keeping our rooms clean. 
Undergraduate. 



CAMPUS CHf=?T. 

Merrymeeting Park opens next Sunday, May 26. 

Now for Mott Haven! Then the Maine Meet 
June I. 

The entries for the tennis tournament were posted 
the first of the week. 

Professor Andrews gave an adjourn to Mathe- 
matics 3 Friday morning. 

Lunt, '04, has taken the agency for the H''gh 
Street Laundry of Auburn. 

Willard, 1900, Principal of Fryeburg Academy, 
was on the campus last week. 

The class in German 3 began on Seidel's 
Leberecht Huhnchen, Monday. 

The Rev. R. T. Hack of Portland is soon to visit 
the college as an official visitor. 

President Hyde will represent Bowdoin at the 
200th anniversary of Yale University. 

Several Bates College girls attended the game 
- on Saturday, and cheered for U. of M. 

H. L. Walker. '01, returned Monday from a busi- 
ness trip to Massachusetts and Connecticut. 

Luther Dana dislocated his left shoulder in base- 
ball practice, Friday, but he will be out again in a 
couple of weeks. 

Albee and Clark, '99, Gould, igoo, Vose, '01 
were among those who attended the Worcester 
Meet. 

Arrangements have been made for a Bowdoin- 
Colby Freshman Meet to be held at Waterville, 
June 6. 

Roy L. Marston, Bowdoin, '99, who is at present 
attending the Yale School of Forestry, was in col- 
lege Saturday to attend the memorial service. 



A large number of people from Bath and Lewis- 
ton attended the Bowdoin-U. of M. game Saturday 
afternoon. 

Rev. John S. Penman of the Central Congrega- 
tional Church of Bangor exchanged with Dr. Mason 
last Sunday. 

Charles G. Willard, 1900, principal of Fryeburg 
Academy, came down to the Bowdoin-U. of M. 
game last Saturday. 

J. Clair Minot, '96, of the Kennebec Journal, 
attended the chapel service held in memory of the 
late John P. Webber. 

Professor Callendar granted adjourns in Eco- 
nomics 3 and 6 last Saturday. He was called away 
to Boston on business. 

Bodwell and Martelle, '01, work on the electrics 
during spare hours. Wing, '02, commenced work 
on the Lewiston line on May 16. 

The Quill for May is delayed by the failure of 
the Thurston Press, Portland. An issue for Sep- 
tember will be published to fill out the volume. 

C. W. Smith, '03, will assist his cousin, J. O. 
Smith of Washington, this summer, in the survey 
of the boundary between Canada and the United 
States. 

Junior themes in Political Economy for this term 
are due the last of this month. As usual, they will 
take the place of the regular themes to Professor 
Mitchell. 

Professor Chapman gave a very interesting 
lecture on the life and works of Longfellow before 
the Junior Class in English Literature, Monday 
morning. 

White, '01, Webb, '02, and White, '03, started 
Monday for Buffalo by the way of Montreal, to 
attend the annual convention of the Alpha Delta 
Phi fraternity. 

Miss F. A. McKeen has presented to the College 
Library an interesting file of letters written to Pres- 
ident Leonard Woods about the time of his appoint- 
ment, in 1839. 

The second themes of the term will be due Tues- 
day, May 28. Subjects for Sophomores and for 
Juniors not taking Political Economy : 

1. A Contrast: Bowdoin of the Fifties and Bow- 
doin of To-Day. 

2. Are College Athletics Carried to Excess? 
(See Arlo Bates: "The Negative Side of Modern 
Athletics." Forum, May, 1901.) 

3. Should Cabinet Officers Have Seats in Con- 



gres 



4. Shakespeare's Villains. 



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George T. Ordway, '96, has been on the campus 
several days this week. Ordway is now represent- 
ing Perry, Coffin & Burr, Investment Bonds, 60 State 
Street, Boston. 

The formal opening of the Casino at the Park 
will occur to-morrow evening. Many improvements 
have been made upon the grounds since last fall. 
The entertainments will begin June 10. 

Rev. Ezra Hoyt Byington, pastor of the "Church 
on the Hill" for several years in the seventies, and 
hence well remembered by many Bowdoin graduates, 
died in Newton, Mass., May 16. He was "JZ years 
of age. 

Friday morning a large portion of the student 
body as-sembled at the station to see the Worcester 
team off. The cheering was loud and long and 
showed plainly the confidence of the college in our 
team, which we still maintain. 

Among those who went from Bowdoin to attend 
the Worcester Meet wjere Anthoine, B. Barker, 
Marshall, Whiting, Gray, Quinn, Gregson, Rolfe, 
Peabody, Giles, Mabry, Larrabee, Noyes, Robinson, 
'04, E. R. Kelley, and Fuller. 

The annual complimentary supper to the retir- 
ing members of the Orient Board was held at tiie 
Inn May 14. Pearson, 1900, Walker, '01, Sills, '01, 
former members of the board, were present. Mat- 
ters of vital interest to the Orient were discussed. 

The name of the Bowdoin Golf Club has been 
changed to the Brunswick Club. This action was 
taken because of the fact that the club is largely 
made up of town people. It is expected that a tour- 
nament will be held this year at which several clubs 
of the State will be represented. 

There is an interesting article in the Bangor Com- 
mercial of May 7, written by President Hyde, con- 
cerning the meaning of the degree LL.D. He lays 
stress on the fact that a degree should be granted or 
withheld not from any spirit of partisanship, but 
according to the merit of the receiver, and cites per- 
tinent examples from his own experience. 

Mr. Simpson has put a fountain in the triangle 
between Massachusetts and Memorial Halls. This 
is a great improvement and will add beauty to this 
plot of flowers during the coming Commencement. 
Temporary fences have also been put across certain 
parts of the campus to protect freshly-planted 
ground. These barriers should be respected, for the 
grass must be bright and green during gradua- 
tion. 

Boston University holds its commencement this 
year on the first Wednesday in June ; President 



Hyde will deliver the address to the graduating 
class, which will number between two and three 
hundred. The university convocation, which 
includes more than four thousand graduates, holds 
its annual meeting on the same day. The leading 
speaker will be Professor Herbert W. Carr, Ph.D., 
of Wesleyan. 

The architects and contractors for the new library 
have been here this week putting the batter boards 
in position. The contract has been awarded to L. 
D. Wilcut & Co. of Boston, who agree to have a 
temporary, if not a permanent roof, on the walls by 
December i. No plans or preparations have been 
made for an especial ceremony in connection with 
laying the corner-stone. Work will begin immedi- 
ately and no delay made that can possibly be avoided. 

The dedication of the Pan-American Exposition 
in the city of Buffalo, N. Y., took place on Monday, 
May 20. The occasion was marked by imposing cer- 
emonies befitting the importance of the event. The 
successful completion of the work of construction 
and the achievements of architects, artists, sculptors, 
electricians, and those in charge of the collection 
and installation of exhibits, render it possible to 
present for the inspection of the world at this time 
an exposition which is worthy of the opening of the 
twentieth century. 

The Exposition was opened to the general public 
on May l, according to the original announcement, 
and since that time the buildings have been illumi- 
nated at night, the bands have played in the after- 
noon and evening and visitors have been admitted to 
buildings so far as consistent with progress in the 
arrangement of exhibits. 

The Sophomore debates for the remainder of the 
term are posted as follows : 

Friday, May 24. — Subject: Resolved, That trusts 
in the United States should be prohibited by law. 
Second Division, affirmative. Stover and Simpson ; 
negative, Paine and Atherton. First Division, 
affirmative, Mitchell and Bradstreet; negative, Soule 
and Libby. 

Saturday, May 25. — First Division — Subject: 
Resolved, That the United States should retain the 
Philippine Islands. Affirmative, Larrabee and Far- 
ley; negative, Moore and B. L. Smith. 

Second Division — Subject: Resolved, That the 
Southern negro should be disenfranchised. Affirm- 
ative, Palmer and N. L. Perkins ; negative, Merrill 
and Pratt. 

Friday, May 31. — Subject: Resolved, That the 
refusal of employees to recognize labor imions is 
unjust. Affirmative, Greene, Bly, and Riley; nega- 
tive, Bisbee and Sabin. 



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Y. M. C. A. 



The meeting last Thursday evening was led by 
Robinson, '03. The subject was "How God Pays 
Men." discussed particularly with reference to life 
at college, where all the seeds sown will inevitably 
bear fruit later. Those who know nothing about 
religion until that time may be pardoned for hot 
declaring their faith in it until their old age, but 
for us here who are open to all kinds of spiritual 
information and encouragement, neglect is culpable. 

A "cabinet meeting" was held Monday evening 
to discuss the work of the term. There are no Sun- 
day meeting.s, of course ; but the Thursday even^ 
ing meetings continue. It doe.i not take much time, 
and it surely is not wholly valueless for any one to 
drop in for the three-quarters of an hour that the 
meeting lasts. 



ATHLETICS. 



WORCESTER. 

Bowdoin's luck is proverbial, but Bowdoin's ill- 
luck at certain stages of her history was never more 
fully illustrated than at the Worcester oval last 
Saturday. Even the weather seemed to have a 
special spite against Bowdoin's heavy men. The 
track was a mud-puddle, while the take-off in the 
high jump and the ring in the shot-put were minia- 
ture barn-yards. 

Cloudman was again the hero of the meet, cap- 
turing three firsts. With a bad start he ran the final 
in the hundred in 10 flat, equalling Curtenius' record. 
Under the worst possible conditions he jumped 22 
ft. 4 in., beating Stephen Chace's record made in 
189s by one inch. The same objection was made 
to his record as last year, that the take-off was too 
high, but in response to an indignant outburst from 
Bowdoin men, the record was allowed and Cloud- 
man adds another to his large collection of gold 
medals. The inquiry naturally arises, what would 
Cloudman have done under favorable conditions? 
Good critics all agreed that he would have lowered 
the association records in all of his three events. 

Potter of Williams was the other remarkable 
figure of the meet. Easily first in the high hurdles, 
second in the low, and first in the pole vault after a 
contest of one hour and a half, winning first place 
and the meet for Williams when it was too dark to 
see the bar distinctly, he proved himself one of the 
finest and pluckiest athletes in New England. The 
meet was full of surprises for every college. 



Melendy, holder of the record in the shot-put, did 
not qualify in that event in the morning, and won the 
hammer-throw in the afternoon. Hall of Brown, 
supposed to be the best distance man in the meet, 
lost the half-mile by a yard and was run off his feet 
in the two-mile after five laps. Hill of Dartmouth, 
specially trained for the quarter, was prevented by 
Gray from qualifying in the morning in that event, 
but in the afternoon won the half, a distance he 
had never run before. Three Amherst men took 
the lead in the first lap in the two-mile and were 
never headed, finishing in a fast sprint in ten eleven. 
Amherst was the surprise of the meet. Last year 
she only won 5! points. This year she brought to 
the meet a wonderful team of hurdlers, distance 
men, and vaulters, who won 32 points. 

The finish of the meet was one of the most sensa- 
tional on record. With all the events decided but 
the pole vault, Amherst had 29 and Williams 26i 
points. Amherst had a crack man in the pole vault, 
and the majority of the spectators left the field, 
considering Amherst a winner. But Potter and 
Squires of Williams were not to give up so easily. 
Encouraged by the shouts and songs of about 20 
Williams men, they fought with Phillips of Amherst 
until darkness came. Squires dropped out at 10 ft. 
2 in., while Potter and Phillips did 10 ft. 4 in. on 
their second trial. It was becoming dark fast and 
every one thought that first and second points would 
be decided, giving Amherst the meet. The bar was 
put at 10 ft. 6 in. and Potter cleared it at his second 
trial, but Phillips was unequal to the task. This 
gave Williams ,32^ points and Amherst 32. This 
left the result of the meet dependent on the bicycle 
race, which is largely a matter of chance, considering 
the track and the number of starters. This is prob- 
ably the last year that the bicycle race will figure in 
the meet. The association has no track Suitable to 
race upon ; the race is not a strictly athletic event, 
and is attended with considerable danger. 

The preliminary trials in the morning were espe- 
cially favorable to Bowdoin. Soule qualified easily 
in the 220. and Gray beat Hill of Dartmouth for a 
place by a head. But- in the afternoon ill-luck over- 
took us. Wheeler ran a splendid mile in a field of 
25. but was obliged to be content with fourth place, 
since he did not have sprint enough to catch the 
leaders. Gray met with the same experience in the 
quarter. The clouds lifted a little when Cloudman 
walked away with the hundred. Bowdoin met with 
her first real mishap when Hunt failed to get better 
than third in the high hurdles. Potter won them in 
16 flat, which Hunt could not hope to equal on a 
heavy track with mud and pools of water all over 
it. Thompson, Snow, and Pierce ran a gamey race 



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in the half, but the pace was too fast. Thompson 
was well up in the leading bunch at the finish, and 
passed lots of men on the last eighth. Then came 
the 220 da.sh, where Bowdoin confidently expected 
Soule to take second. Soule had shown great form 
in the morning, but did not go into the hundred and 
consequently was stiff. His opponents had run in 
the hundred and were out for running. Soule got a 
poor start and finished fourth. Soule could have 
won second in the hundred and two-twenty had he 
been handled a little more wisely. 

Bowdoin's hope for the meet was lost when 
Hunt stumbled and failed to qualify in the low 
hurdles, an event he could have won easily. Rowe 
met with the same ill-luck, a hurdle being kicked 
in front of him which he was compelled to avoid 
and thus lose his stride. Dunlap threw the ham- 
mer 130 feet and then put part of his foot out of the 
ring, making it a foul. He was tied for second and 
third at 117 ft. 6 in., something unusual in hammer- 
throwing. Bowdoin got nothing in the discus. 
Hamilton tied for third with si.x others in the broad 
jump. Parker of the U. of M. did some fine pole 
vaulting and will be heard from in the Maine Meet. 
McDonald, M. I. T., put the shot 39 ft. 11 in., beat- 
ing the present record 13 in. That and the broad 
jump were the only records broken. 

U. of M. had eight men in the meet, but failed 
to take a point. Wesleyan and -Tufts also failed to 
score. Williams and Amherst excelled in cheering 
and singing, while Brown had a calliope yell that 
went well. Bowdoin supporters were plenty and had 
strong lungs, but had little opportunity to use them 
after the dashes were decided. Williams, Bowdoin, 
and Amherst each scored three firsts. 

The meet in detail : 

One hundred-yard run — First trial, won by H. H. 
Cloudman, Bow. ; second, D. L. Jackson, D. ; time, 
lois. Second trial, won by G. K. Pattee, D. ; 
second, H. V. Lacey, Wes. ; time, lois. Third trial, 
won by F. W. Haskell, D. ; second, W. Rooney. 
Will. ; time, lois. Final, won by H. H. Cloudman, 
Bow. ; second, W. Rooney. Will. : third, F. W. Has- 
kell, D. ; time, los. 

Two hundred and twenty-yard run — First trial, 
won by D. L. Jackson, D. ; second, I. Southworth, 
Br. ; time, 23§s. Second trial, won by A. M. G. 
Soule, Bow. ; second, R. F. Gove, Will. ; time, 23IS. 
Third trial, won by H. H. Cloudman, Bow. ; second, 
P. E. Emerson, Will. ; time, 22i5s. Fourth trial, won 
by F. W. Haskell, D. ; second, G. K. Pattee, D. ; 
time, 23IS. First semi-final, won by Jackson, Soule 
second; time, 23is. Second, semi-final, won by 
Cloudman, Haskell second ; time, 23is. Final, won 



by H. H. Cloudman, Bow. ; second, F. W. Ha.skell, 
D. ; third, D. L. Jackson, D. ; time, 22os. 

Four hundred and forty-yard run — First trial 
heat, won by J. F. O'Neill, W. A. ; second, C. F. 
Park, Will. ; third, S. B. Gray, Bow. ; time, S3§s. 
Second trial, won by F. L. Thompson, A. ; second, 
W. P. R. Pember, M. I. T. ; third, F. M. Kinsley, 
Br..; time, S3is. Final, won by F. L. Thompson, A.; 
second, C. F. Park, Will. ; third, J. F. O'Neill, Will. ; 
time, 52JS. 

Eight hundred and eighty-yard run — Won by L. 
R. Hill, D. ; second, D. C. Hall. Br. ; third, R. Peirce, 
Br. ; time, 2m. 3oS. 

One-mile run — Won by E. C. Hawley, A. ; 
second, H. Johnson, D. ; third, S. Steele. Will. ; 
time, 4m. 395 s. 

Two-mile run — Won by P. Connell, A. ; second, 
E. C. Hawley, A. ; third, W. C. Longstreth, A. 
Time — lom. us. 

High hurdles — First trial, won by Paul Potter, 
Will. ; second, R. A. Pope, M. I. T. ; time, i6?s. 
Second trial, won by P. P. Edson, D. ; second, R. 
W. Neal, D. ; time, l6§s. Third trial, won by H. 
J. Hunt, Bow. ; second, A. Murphy, Jr., Tufts ; time, 
i6ts. Fourth trial, won by E. S. Wilson, A.; 
second, A. M. Harmon. Will. ; time, l6is. First 
semi-final, won by Potter, second Edson ; time, i6is. 
Second semi-final, won by Hunt, second Murphy ; 
time, i6is. Third semi-final, won by Wilson, second 
Harmon; time, i64s. Final, won by Paul Potter, 
Will. ; second, E. S. Wilson, A. ; third, H. J. Hunt, 
Bow. Time — l6s. 

Low hurdles — First trial, won by Paul Potter, 
Will. ; second, P. W. Blanchard, A. ; time, 27^s. 
Second trial, won by P. U. Edson, D. ; second, H. 
J. Hunt, Bow. ; time, 26gs. Third trial, won by E. 
S. Wilson, A. ; second, W. T. Rowe, Bow. ; time, 
275S. Fourth trial, won by R. E. Nason, Tufts ; 
second, A. W. Burton, Tufts ; time. 28s. Final, 
won by P. P. Edson, D. ; second, Paul Potter, Will. ; 
third, E. S. Wilson, A. Time, 2S*s. 

High jump — Won by L. G. Blackmer, Will. ; 

5 ft. 6^ in.; second, F. K. Baxter, M. I. T., 5 ft. 
SH m. ; third, a tie between R, A. Pope, M. I. T., 
C. W. Brown. Br., J. O. Hamilton, Bow., G. A. Cur- 
tis, M. I. T., R. H. Ernst, Will., M. W. Bullock, 
D., at 5 ft. 3 in. 

Broad jump — Won by H. H. Cloudman, Bow., 
22 ft. 4 in. ; second, L. G. Blackmer, Will., 21 ft. 

6 in. ; third. F. W. Greene, Br., 21 ft. 2^ in- 

Throwing 16-pound hammer — Won by J. G. 
Melendy, Br.. 119 ft. gin.; second, a tie between E. 
A. Dunlap. Bow., and C. C. Cullinane, Will., at 117 
ft. 6 in. 

Throwing the discus — Won by Nels Johnson, 



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Br., 105 ft.; second, J. W. Parks, A., 104 ft. i in.; 
third, J. G. Melendy, Br., loi ft. 4 in. 

Pole vault— Won by Paul Potter, Will., 10 ft. 
6 in. ; second, R. S. Phillips, A., 10 ft. 3 in. ; third, 
W. Squires, Will., 10 ft. 

Putting 16-pound shot — Won by H. P. McDon- 
ald, M. I. T., 39 ft. II in.; second, J. W. Park, A., 
39 ft. syi in. ; third, V. M. Place, D., 38 ft. 9 in. 



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100 yards . . . 


. 3 




1 


S 






220 yards . . . 






4 


5 






440 yards . . . 


. 4 


5 










880 yards . . . 






5 




4 




One mile . . . 


. i 


5 


3 








Two miles . . 




H 










High hurdles . 


. 5 


3 




1 






Low hurdles 


. 3 


1 


5 








Hammer . . . 


. 2 






2 


5 




Shot . . . . 




3 


1 






."i 


High jump . 


. 5 1-r, 




l-fi 


1-6 


1-6 


3 1-3 


Broad jump . 


. 3 






5 


1 




Discus . . . . 




3 






6 




Pole vault . . 


. 6 


3 










Totals . . . 


. 32 1-6 


32 


191-6 


18 1-6 


16 1-6 


8 1-3 



BowDoiN 10, Brunswick 6. 

W. T. Libby, '99, pitcher for several of Bow- 
doin's most successful nines, recently organized a 
team under the name of the "Brunswick" nine, 
which was defeated by Bowdoin on Whittier Field, 
May 15, ro-6, in a rather interesting game. Besides 
"Lib," who was captain, the team was made up of 
Harold Bryant of Brunswick, — who, while in the 
Medical School a couple of years ago, was one of 
the best men on the Bowdoin team ; Pearson, of 
Brunswick, Bowdoin, 1900; Toothaker and Dolan, 
old Brunswick High School players; Purington, an 
old Bates player; and three semi-professional men. 
The game showed the team to be one of heavy 
batters but rather ,slow fielders, — although it should 
be remembered that the men had not played together 
before. The fielding of Bryant and Pooler, how- 
ever, was commendable, and Libby pitched during a 
great part of the game almo.st in his old form. 
Bryant led in the hitting, getting one home run over 
right field fence and two singles. 

For Bowdoin it was Willey's first game, and he 
was a little unsteady in his playing at second. 
Otherwise the team played a snappy fielding game, 
and hit well at critical times. Coffin and Nevers 
fielded particularly well, while at bat Parker and 
Nevers excelled. Although five times up, Nevers 
had only two times "at bat," on account of a neat 
little sacrifice hit and two bases on balls. 

The game was made lively by the vigorous 



coaching of the Brunswick team, — particularly 
Toothaker and Libby. Paul Hill, being a new man 
at the business, made several close decisions which 
were vigorously objected to, but on the whole he 
was quite a satisfactory umpire. 
The score : 

Bowdoin. 
ab r bh tb po a e 

Stanwood, cf 4 o i I i o o 

Nevers, ib 2 i i i 7 o o 

Havey, ss 3 o i 3 i I i 

Coffin, If '5 I o o 3 I o 

Parker, 3b 4 2 2 6 2 i o 

Blanchard, c 3 i o o 13 i i 

Pratt, p., 2b 2 3 I 2 o 4 o 

Dana, rf 4 o o o o o o 

Willey, 2b 221 1002 

Oakes, p 2 o o o o i o 

31 10 7 14 27 9 4 

Brunswick. 

ab r bh tb po a e 

Purington, c 4 i 2 3 6 5 o 

Bryant, 3b 5 I 3 6 3 i o 

Jack, If 5 I 3 3 o o o 

Toothaker, ib 5 i 2 11 i 

Greene, cf 4 o o I o o 

Pooler, 2b 5 i i i 3 2 I 

Pearson, rf 3 i o o 0.0 o 

Dolan, ss 4 o i i 0*3 i 

Libby, p. ( Capt. ) . . 4 I o o o 6 i 

39 6 II 16 24 17 4 
Stolen bases— Pratt (4), Willey, Purington, Bry- 
ant, Pooler, Pearson. Two-base hits — Pratt, 
Purington, Toothaker. Three-base hits — Parker 
(2), Havey. Home run — Bryant. Bases on balls — 
by Oakes I. by Libby 6. Hit by pitched ball — 
Blanchard, Purington. Balk — Pratt. Struck out — 
by Pratt 5. by Oakes 7, by Libby 5. Passed balls — 
Blanchard i', Purington 4. Wild pitch— Libby. 
Sacrifice hit— Nevers. Umpire— P. S. Hill, '01. 
Time, 2 hours 5 minutes. Attendance, 200. 

SCORE BY INNINGS. 

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Bowdoin o 2 2 3 i o o 2 x— 10 

Brunswick o 2 o o i i o 2—6 

BownoiN 12. U. OF M. 6. 
Bowdoin won its first Maine college game on 
Whittier Field, Saturday, May 18, by defeating the 
University of Maine, 12-6. The University team was 
returning from a week's trip, and so was naturally 
pretty well tired out, but it put up a very clever 
exhibition of ball-playing, except in the first three 
innings, when hits, errors, and bases on balls gave 
Bowdoin nine runs. The manner in which Maine 
pulled itself together so that with the score 9-0 
against it at the end of the third it was 12-6 at the 
conclusion should be an obje'ct-lesson of the kind of 
sand that often wins out games, and always gives a 
pleasant impression. 



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BOWDOm ORIENT. 



Webber was not very effective in his pitching, — 
which perhaps is explained by the fact that he had 
pitched two other games in the week; but he man- 
aged to strilve out Bowdoin men twice when with 
two on bases a hit would have meant two runs. 
Maine was weak at short-stop, where the three 
balls that came that way were all muffed. The 
work of Captain Carr at second and of Davis at 
third stood out as the features of Maine's fielding. 
In batting Holmes and Davis hit when hits were 
needed. The base running of the whole team was 
poor. 

Bowdoin played right up to the mark, starting 
out with five runs in the first inning. Maine was 
kept from scoring except in two innings, in one 
of which three hits and two gifts of first gave four 
runs, and in the other of which a wild throw by 
Blanchard, a hit, and a base on balls gave two runs. 
Stanwood caught a man at home from center field 
by a very pretty throw, and Coffin caught a pretty 
fly. Havey and Parker also gathered in almost 
everything that came their way. Parker's work at 
bat was excellent, three singles, a sacrifice and four 
bases stolen. Havey and Greene each did some 
heavy hitting, while Pratt as usual waited patiently 
for a couple of bases on balls, and got a good long 
hit for three bases. Martin played his first 'varsity 
game, and showed, as was expected, that with more 
practice, especially in hitting, he will be a very val- 
uable man. It was also Greene's first chance at a 
'Varsity game, and by gathering in the only chance 
that came his way and hitting well at bat he made a 
very good impression. Blanchard is still a bit slow 
in his throw-back, but is very steady and developing 
fast into a fine catcher. 

The impartial applauding by the spectators of 
plays made by each side gave an impression of fair- 
ness which is very pleasing. 

The score : 

Bowdoin. 
ab r bh tb po a e 

Nevers, ib 4 i 2 2 8 o o 

Stanwood, cf 5 i i i i i o 

Havey, ss 5 32 7 5 2 i 

Pratt, p 3 2 I 3 o 2 o 

Parker, 3b 4 2 3 3 2 I i 

Coffin, If 4 I I I 3 o I 

Blanchard, c 5 i i I 5 2 i 

Greene, rf 5 I 2 4 I o o 

Martin, 2b 4 o o o 2 2 1 

39 12 13 22 27 10 5 

U. OF Maine. 



Holmes, cf 5 

Carr, 2b. (Capt.) 5 

Chase, c 4 

Davis, 3b 5 



BH 

3 



Webber, p 5 o i 2 4 o 

Dorticos, lb 5 o o 8 o i 

Batcheldor, If 4 i 2 i o o 

Russell, rf i o o o o o 

Stevens, rf 2 i o i o o 

Ross, ss I o o o o 2 

Strickland, ss 2 l o o o I 

39 6 II 24 II 5 
Bases stolen — Nevers, Stanwood, Havey, Parker 
(4), Coffin, Blanchard, Webber, Holmes, Chase. 
Three-base hits — Havey, Pratt, Greene. Home 
run — Havey. Sacrifice hit — Parker. Double play — 
Martin, Parker. Bases on balls — by Pratt (2), by 
Webber (5). Hit by pitched ball — Stevens. 
Struck out— by Pratt (6), by Webber (5). 
Passed balls — Blanchard and Chase, each (i). 
Time, 2 hours 5 minutes. Umpire, Slattery. 
Attendance, 400. 

SCORE BY INNINGS. 

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Bowdoin S 2 2 o o 2 o I x — 12 

U. of Maine o o o o 4 o o 2 — 6 

Westbrook Seminary will make a strong bid for 
the runs at the Interscholastic Meet. She has 
secured as a student during the spring term, Camp- 
bell of Vermont, a distance runner of considerable 
speed and experience, who will win the runs without 
doubt unless some fast dark horse appears from 
another school. Sennett, Westbrook's stand-by in 
the weights, has left that institution to take a posi- 
tion in Massachusetts. 

The indications point to the most successful and 
closely contested Interscholastic Meet ever held. 
Kent's Hill. Edward Little, Westbrook Seminary, 
and Bangor High are the four schools who will con- 
test for places. Skowhegan High last year was a 
prominent factor in the meet, and will doubtless be 
heard from this year. Kent's Hill, which comes 
to the meet with 15 sure points in the weights and 
with a larger student body tttan any other school to 
draw from, should win. Bangor will make a much 
better showing than last year. Westbrook claims 
the nms and the bicycle race, and will probably win 
them. Portland lost its best sprinter in Rowe, 
Bowdoin, '04, which leaves it with very little 
experienced athletic material on hand. 



'72. — Hon. Herbert M. Heath of Augusta was 
one of the judges of the Bates-Colby debate. 

At the meeting of the Grand Commandery of 
Knights Templar, held in Portland last week. Dr. 
Frederick C. Thayer of Waterville, M. '67, was 
elected grand generalissimo, and George C. Puring- 
ton of Farmington, '78, grand captain-general. 
Joseph A. Locke of Portland, '65, the junior grand 
warden, performed the ceremony of installation. 

At the meeting of the Grand Lodge, F. and A. 
M., Francis L. Talbot of East Machias, '87, was 
elected grand junior deacon; and Dr. Frank E. 
Sleeper of Sabattus, M. '70, grand lecturer. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXI. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 30, 1901. 



No. 6. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHKD BVERT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAH 
BY THE STCJDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 
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Eugene R. Kelley, 1002 Business Manager. 

Clement F. Robinson, 190.3, Assistant Eilitor-in-Cliief. 
Farnswokth G. Marshall, 1903, 

Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Bditors. 

Lyman A. Cousens, 1902. George C. Purington, 1904, 
Blaine S. Viles, 1903. Harold J. Everett, 1904. 

S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903. 

William T. Rowe, 1904. 



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Please address business comminiic.ations to tlie Business 
Mauager, and all other contributions to tlie Editor-in-Chief. 

Eutered at the Post-Office at BruDswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

Next Saturday the annual Field Meet of 
the Maine colleges will take place at Orono. 
Bowdoin will send to the meet a better point- 
taking team than she did last year; and will 
enter at least three men in every event but the 
bicycle race. On account of the ease with 
which Bowdoin men can attend the meet and 
the low price of the railway fare, at least one 
hundred students should go to Orono to cheer 
Bowdoin on to a decisive victory. Enthu- 
siasm and plenty of it will win points. If 
Bowdoin does not score 75 points, the other 
colleges will regard it as her defeat. U. of M. 
expects to get second and stands a good 
chance for it, if the records made in her class 
meet are correct. 



While our record at Mott Haven does not 
show as many points as we desired, still there 
is encouragement in the fact that seventeen 
other colleges got less than we. U. of P. 
secured only five and three-fifths points. 
Cloudman's performance in the trials marks 
him as one of the foremost college athletes of 
America. The fact remains, however, that a 
heavy man cannot run well on a heavy track. 
The weather at Mott Haven was simply 
indescribable. Rain fell in torrents, the track 
was soft, and fast time impossible. Cloud- 
man has had the worst of luck this year, both 
at Mott Haven and Worcester, and has not 
had the opportunity to do himself justice. 
Nutter's performance in winning a place 
marks him as one of the best half-milers in 
amateur athletics. Bowdoin is proud of both 
men. 



BANGOR ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 

The third annual banquet of the Bangor 
Alumni Association was held at the Bangor 
House on May 10. Professor William A. 
Houghton was the guest of honor. Hon. S. 
F. Flumphrey, '48, the president of the asso- 
ciation, introduced as toast-master Wallace S. 
Clifford, '93. The following toasts were 
responded to : 

The Overseers. John L. Crosby, '53, 

The College. Prof. Wm. A. Houghton 

Early Days of Bowdoin. S. F. Huinphrey, '48, 

Athletics. Ralph P. Plaisted, '94, 

Bowdoin in History. Charles T. Hawes, '76, 

What Bowdoin Needs. Dr. D. A. Robinson, '^2> 

The Others present at the banquet were 
E. A. Dunlap, Brunswick ; Prof. A. E. Rogers, 
'76, Orono ; J. Willis Crosby, '82, Dexter ; F. 
A. Floyd, '73, Brewer; Dr. John Thompson, 
Medic. '86, Portland ; and the following from 
Bangor: Dr. W. F. Shepard, '68; John H. 



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BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



Davis, '86 ; W. P. Nealley, '86 ; Herbert Har- 
ris, '72 ; F. G. Swett, '92 ; A. H. Harding, '80 ; 
E. M. Simpson, '94; and Professor John S. 
Sewall, '50. 



The Hubbard Library. 

In planning this structure, now in the process of 
erection, the donor, General Thomas H. Hubbard, 
and his architect, Henry Vaughan, Esq., of Boston, 
have spared neither time nor money to secure every 
material facility for making the library the true 
center of the institution, a rendezvous for both 
instructors and undergraduates, a place for study, 
for investigation, for instruction, and for literary 
recreation ; they have striven to complete the college 
quadrangle with a building that in its character as a 
memorial would not compare unfavorably with its 
fellows, and at the same time would supply ample 
fire-proof accommodations for the largest and most 
valuable collection of books in the State. 

The building is quite symmetrical in outline. 
The main portion which faces north is 176 feet long 
by 46 feet wide ; to this is attached, at the center, a 
wing of equal width which extends go feet to the 
south. The feature of the facade is the battlemented 
tower thirty feet square and rising to the height of 
a hundred feet. Near either end' are projecting 
bays whose balustrades and gables relieve the long 
expanse of the steeply pitched roof, while their oriel 
windows add greatly to the attractiveness of the 
four large rooms which they aid in lighting. On the 
two sides of the wing, which contains the stack with 
its five stories of steel book-cases and glass and iron 
floors, the architect has given a pleasing unity to 
the five long rows of necessarily narrow windows by 
capping them with two large symmetrical gables ; 
while in the rear, he has converted the several plat- 
forms required for a prosaic part of library admin- 
istration, the dusting of books, into balconies with 
beautifully wrought iron work. 

The materials of construction are Harvard brick, 
granite from a local quarry, and Indiana limestone, 
the last being used for trimmings, for interior deco- 
ration, and to a large extent in the exterior of the 
tower and the bays. The roof is covered with 
Monson slate, and. like the floors, has its steel beams 
fire-proofed with flat, hollow tile arches. The con- 
tractor is the firm of S. D. Willcut & Son of Bos- 
ton. Arrangements have not yet been made for 
furnishing the stack room with fire-proof shelv- 
ing, nor for the installation of the system of 
ventilation and heating planned by Professor S. H. 
Woodbridge of the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. 



From the vestibule, which is lined with stone 
throughout, one ascends seven marble steps to the 
main hall, a room 56x24 with vaulted ceiling, con- 
taining the delivery desk, shelves for the display of 
new books, and tables and other facilities for the 
use of the card catalogue. This is made into a par- 
tition of the cataloguing room so as to be available 
to the public on one side and to the cataloguers on 
the other. From the hall a marble staircase leads 
first to a landing, on the level of the large oriel 
window, which forms a prominent feature of the 
facade of the tower, and thence to the upper hall on 
the second floor. 

The main library room has a floor space of 3.000 
square feet, shelving for 15,000 volumes, and table 
accommodations for 40 workers. It is hoped to 
make the collection in this room so representative 
of all branches of knowledge and so carefvilly 
selected, arranged, and catalogued that the under- 
graduate may study any ordinary topic, — with the 
single e.xception of those treated only in current 
periodicals, — without recourse to the card catalogue 
and the stack room. It is to be par excellence a 
study room, containing beside the collection just 
alluded to. all books which are reserved by 
instructors for the use of special classes of students. 

Next in importance is the room occupying the 
west end of the building and reached from the hall 
by a wide corridor. This has a floor space of 1,400 
square feet, shelving for 6.700 volumes, and table 
accommodations for 24 readers. It is to contain 
not only the current monthly, and weekly numbers 
of all publications of general interest, but also bound 
volumes of the same. The latter are made available 
for convenient use by the Poole's index and its con- 
tinuations. Custom and the possession of an 
unusually extended collection of this class of liter- 
ature have always made this a favorite method of 
investigating a topic in the Bowdoin library. 

The other front rooms in their order from the 
entrance, are the coat room, the room for reading 
daily newspapers, and the room for reading the 
best literature. The last, called the standard library 
room, is to contain, in the best and most con- 
venient editions, the works of those authors whom 
the concurrent judgment of the past and the present 
has pronounced great, and of no others. The col- 
lection is for use only in this room, and necessarily 
duplicates many volumes elsewhere available for free 
circulation. The theory, as well as a full description 
of a library of this sort, has been ably given in 
papers by Mr. H. L. Koopman of the Brown Uni- 
versity, and by Mr. W. E. Foster of the Providence 
Public Library, who has carried out his idea! in his 
new building. 

On the south side of the corridor are the libra- 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



45 



rian's room and private office ; the former intended 
to afford accommodation not only for bibliographi- 
cal works, but for the documentary history of the 
college and alumni, made under his supervision. 

On the second floor the alumni room containing 
1,300 square feet of fioor space is intended as a rally- 
ing place for the graduates of the college at Com- 
mencement. It will contain in separate cases the 
publications of the alumni, class albums, and memo- 
rials, such as that recently presented by the Class 
of 1853. It will also serve as a room for the shelv- 
ing and exhibition of books on art. The correspond- 
ing room at the west will also serve a double pur- 
pose as a lecture hall and as the library room for 
medical students. Three rooms long desired for the 
administrative uses of the colleges, viz., offices for 
the president and registrar and an assembly room 
for the Faculty, are now provided for on this floor. A 
suite of rooms has also been arranged for the per- 
sonal use of the donor on the occasions when his 
duties as trustee of the college call him to Bruns- 
wick. 

For purposes of advanced instruction and con- 
ference between teachers and pupils, four large sem- 
inar rooms have been planned on this floor. Three 
of them are of sufficient size to allow the number 
to be doubled should two allied departments not 
care to unite in the use of a single room. Each 
of these rooms will contain a thousand or more 
volumes and be supplied with maps, desks, and other 
facilities for study and instruction. Additional 
working places for those engaged in researches call- 
ing for close proximity to a still larger number of 
books are provided on each floor of the stack room, 
where it is proposed to place six small tables in the 
recesses indicated on the diagram. The stack room 
is S2.X40 and contains on its five floors 100 double- 
faced book-cases, the capacity of which is estimated 
at 160,000 volumes. 

The basement is well lighted and besides a large 
packing roomi contains twelve other apartments 
designed to be used for archives, maps, duplicates, 
bound newspapers, college publications and, if prac- 
ticable, book-binding and repairing. The tower 
supplies two rooms, one of which will probably be 
used for books belonging to the private library of 
James Bowdoin, with other family and historical 
relics, while the second will be available as an addi- 
tional seminar room. 



Frantz of Harvard, in the game with University 
of Michigan last Saturday, saved the Crimson from 
defeat by hitting out one of his home runs with 
three men on bases. Frantz is the man who scored 
a home run off Oakes in the Bowdoin game. 



CAMPUS_ C\-if\T. 

Professor Dill of Bates conducted the chapel ser- 
vice Sunday afternoon. ' 

The annual Interscholastic Tennis Tournament 
will be held here next week. 

The Sophomores had a written quiz on Hills' 
Rhetoric, Saturday morning. 

A large number of the students enjoyed the Phi 
Rho hop of last Wednesday evening." 

Monogram caps have been ordered for those 
members of the Glee Club desiring them. 

Willey, Danforth, Sills, Wheeler, Lewis, and 
Dana .have been chosen Commencement speakers. 

Most of the contestants in the Interscholastic 
Meet left for their homes on the midnight Satur- 
day. 

College exercises were suspended at 10.30 Satur- 
day on account of the trials of the Interscholastic 
Meet. 

Cunningham, '04, who is out of college on account 
of ill health, will be unable to return to college until 
fall. 

Cowan. '01, sub-master of the Cony High 
School, Augusta, spent Saturday and Sunday on the 
campus. 

The Art Building was thrown open Saturday 
evening from 8 till g to the many strangers at the 
college. 

The chapel bell tolled forth, Saturday evening, 
announcing another victory for Bowdoin over U. 
of M. 

M. J. Shaughnessy, '03, who has been teaching 
the past two terms at Island Falls, has been on the 
campus this week. 

In French 3, Professor Johnson has assigned 
"Trois Contcs Choisis," to be read in the class for 
the rest of the term. 

Professor Smith has assigned the Freshmen a 
theme on "The Antiquities of the Art Building," 
which is due June 15. 

Professor Smith gave his second illustrated lec- 
ture before the class in Archjeology, on Wednesday 
evening of last week. 

The Bowdoin Alumni Association of Oxford 
County held its annual meeting at Beal's Hotel, 
Norway, Tuesday evening. 

The Casino at the Park was opened to the public 
last Sunday. The open electrics were busy all day 
carrying people to and fro. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Arthur Huntington Nason, '99, of Kent's Hill 
Seminary, attended the Interscholastic Meet. 

The report made in the Orient some time ago, 
that Libby, '03, will not return to college next fall, 
is false. 

A number of students attended a dance in Assem- 
bly Hall given last Thursday evening by the High 
School Orchestra. 

Two of last week's games are of interest to us. 
The scores were : Colby 8, Bates 4 ; and Bridgton 
Academy 2, Hebron Academy i. 

Mr. L. F. Playse of Skowhegan High, and Mas- 
ter William F. Merrill of Skowhegan, spent two or 
three days last week with Merrill, '03. 

Libby, '03, and Paine, '03, left Monday for Long- 
wood, where they are to represent the college in the 
New England College Tennis Tournament. 

During the past week men have been grading 
several places on the campus and otherwise improv- 
ing the general appearance of the grounds. 

Saturday evening the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity 
took supper at Capt. Dunning's, Harpswell. The 
Psi Upsilon fraternity held a "feed"' the same even- 
ing at the Gurnet. 

Ground was broken May 20 for the new library 
building, and we note with pleasure that it will be 
sufficiently large to satisfy the long-felt need of the 
college. 

Quinn, '01, agent for Cotrell & Leonard, mal-ccrs 
of caps and gowns to the American universities, is 
now ready to supply caps and gowns to all those 
desiring them. 

Editor Dole of the Orient attended the twentieth 
annual meeting of the New England Intercollegiate 
Press Association held in Boston last Monday, the 
twenty-seventh. 

The Second nine will probably go to Farmington 
next Saturday. If Bowdoin continues to support a 
second team, in a few years we shall see a marked 
advance in base-ball here. 

Hawes, Colby, 1903, and the author of Colby s, 
Bowdoin o, attended the Interscholastic Meet with 
the team from Skowhegan High School, which he 
has been coaching this spring. 

One of the most pleasing social events of the year 
was Miss Hyde's reception at Bath last Friday 
evening. A number of students were invited besides 
several others from Brunswick and Lewiston. The 
party returned to Brunswick on a late special. 

Tom Waters, in O'Flynn's Stone Wall, was the 
attraction at the Columbia Theater last Monday. 
Commencing Tuesday, the twenty-eighth, and con- 



tinuing for the rest of this week, the Southard 
Stock Company play daily. A Bachelor's Honey- 
moon will be given next Monday, June 3. 

One of the Seniors during the recent meet was 
accosted by a prep, school student who, thinking the 
worthy Senior a sub-Freshman like himself, asked 
him what school he was from. A curious mistake 
surely. 

Adjourns were given in History 9 May 23 and 

24, Professor MacDonald being in attendance the 
twenty-fifth at the meeting of the New England 
Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools, 
held in Boston. 

A large crowd assembled at the station Saturday 
night to cheer the victorious ball team on their 
return from Bangor. Only two of the team were 
found, Stanwood anrd Oakes, the others having 
stayed over till the 3 o'clock train. 

Invitations for Ivy Day, June 14. have been issued 
by the Class of 1902, through the committee, which 
is composed of McCann, chairman. Wing, and 
Haley. The Boston Festival Orchestra has been 
secured to furnish the music for the day, and it will 
doubtless be up to the usual high standard. 

Instead of the exercise in Mineralogy i on May 

25, those taking the course were required to collect 
and bring in specimens of various minerals studied 
in the laboratory. The region about Brunswick, 
especially in Topsham, furnishes excellent opportu- 
nities for the study of mineralogy at first hand. It 
was through such advantages that Professor Cleave- 
land, by exchange, built up the Cabinet now known 
as the Cleaveland Cabinet, which is a very valuable 
collection of minerals. How many have seen it? 

The debates of last Friday were the most able 
and interesting of the year. The subject was.- 
Resolved, That Trusts in the United States Should 
Be Prohibited by Law. First division affirmative. 
Stover and Simpson : negative, Paine and Atherton. 
The vote on the merits of the question stood ten to 
two in favor of the negative; on the merits of the 
debate, nine to four. Second division, affirmative, 
Mitchell and Bradstreet ; negative, Soule and Libby. 
The vote on the merits of the question was ten to 
five in favor of the negative ; on the merits of the 
debate, ten to two in favor of the negative. 



'76. — Professor Arlo Bates, of Boston, the 
well-known writer and lecturer, discusses, in 
the May number of the Foniin, "The Nega- 
tive Side of the College Athletics of To-Day." 
The Kennebec Journal of May 23 criticised the arti- 
cle impartially and intelligently. 



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ATHLETICS. 

■ INTERSCHOLASTIC MEET. 

Westbrook Seminary, first with a total of 34 
points ; SI<owhegan and Kent's Hill tied for second, 
each with 22 points ; Edward Little, fourth with 16 
points ; Bangor, fifth with 14 points ; Hebron, sixth 
with 9 points ; Brewer, seventh with 6 points ; 
Brunswick, Portland, and Westbrook High with one 
point each ; and Farmington and Freeport unable 
to score, — such is the final record of the most suc- 
cessful interscholastic meet ever held on the 
Whittier Feld. 

The day was an ideal one for an athletic meet. 
The heavy rain of the previous day made the track 
a little damp for the trials, but it was in prime condi- 
tion for the afternoon events. The records made in 
the diff^erent events showed improvement over those 
of the previous years. The surprise of the meet was 
the poor showing of the Kent's Hill team, who were 
reckoned as sure winners. Her defeat was doubt- 
less due to over-confidence in the weights, for out- 
side of that department, she had very little promis- 
ing material. Skowhegan had the crack team of 
the meet for pluck and skill. That a small high 
school could take twenty-two points against the 
academies of the State shows pluck and training. 
Skowhegan proved itself to be one of the leading 
schools in athletics in the State. Westbrook Semi- 
nary had the best all-round team and therefore won. 
The charges of professionalism which are so often 
made against this school take away somewhat from 
the glory of the victory. Westbrook should take 
some steps to disprove the statements as to the 
actual school standing of her athletes. She had a 
good and plucky team and her superiority was evi- 
dent. Clement of Edward Little was the individual 
star of the meet. He won two firsts and two sec- 
onds, taking all the points that Edward Little 
secured. He would have doubtless added another 
first in the pole vault but for an accident to the 
take-off. Wilson of Westbrook and Denning of 
Kent's Hill were the second best point-takers, each 
having two firsts to his credit. Denning, however, 
was not up to his usual form, and failed to get a 
point in the discus. Wilson was easily first in both 
hurdles, and showed good form. The runners in 
the hurdles, however, were, as a rule, extremely 
poor and showed lack of training. Vaughan, of 
Westbrook, is an exceedingly good jumper, and 
would make a good man for a Maine college. 
Snyder was good enough to win the bicycle race 
again by a foot from Clark. Both of these men were 
protested before the race, but the protests were not 



allowed. Bangor had two crack-a-jacks in the dis- 
tance runs, Crawford and O'Connor. They took the 
lead at the start and, after that, nobody interfered 
with them. O'Connor's mile in 4m. S3S. was a 
remarkable performance for a high school junior. 
He will bear watching in the future. Hebron made 
an exceedingly poor showing for a school of her 
size, but this was probably due to the fact that it 
was her first year in the meet. Hebron will be 
more of a factor next year. Campbell of West- 
brook, who was booked to take something in the 
runs, ran himself out in the trials and failed to win 
more than three points. With careful handling he 
would have been good for two firsts. The broad 
jump, half-mile, mile, shot, discus, high hurdle, and 
high jump records of the association were broken. 
The meet was ably conducted by the officials 
and every event began on time. The success of the 
meet was mainly due to the ability of Manager 
Walker, who spared no pains to give complete satis- 
faction to the visiting teams. 

Officials of the Meet. 

Eieferee — Mr. Granville R. Lee, P. A. C. 
Starter— Mr. A, S. Macreadie, P. A. C. Marshal— 
H. F. Quinn. Judges at the Finish — C. F. Kendall, 
C. E. Beane, W. L. Watson. Time-Keepers — Dr. 
F. N. Whittier, H. L. Berry, P. H. Cobb. Clerk of 
Course — H. L. Swett. Assistant Clerk of Course — 
R. L. Dana. Announcer — John Gregson, Jr. 
Scorer of Track Events — E. R. Kelley. Scorer of 
Field Events — W. L. Sanborn. Measurers — A. G. 
Wiley. A. E. Palmer. Judges of Field Events — P. 
S. Hill, A. L. Laferriere, E. G. Giles. 

Summary of Events : 

Hundred-yard dash — W. O. Clement, Edward 
Little, first; D. Frothingham. Hebron, secopd; J. 
Vaughan, Westbrook, third. Time, 1O5S. 

One hundred and twenty-yard hurdle — G. T. Wil- 
son, Westbrook, first ; W. Webb. Skowhegan, sec- 
ond ; L. Adams, Bangor, third. Time, i8is. 

Four hundred and forty-yard run — D. Frothing- 
ham, Hebron, first; D. R. Campbell, Westbrook, 
second ; J. Manter, Kent's Hill, third. Time, 54^s. 

Mile run — W. O. O'Connor, Bangor, first ; A. N. 
Norwood, Brewer, second ; L. Thomas, Skowhegan, 
third. Time, 4m. 53s. 

Mile bicycle race — C. M. Snyder, Westbrook, 
first ; J. M. Clark, Skowhegan, second : C. Schofield, 
Brunswick, third. Time, 2m. 45is. 

Two hundred and twen,ty-yard hurdle — G. S. 
Wilson, Westbrook, first; S. Adams, Bangor, 
second ; P. B. Haskell, Portland, third. Time, 29is. 

Two hundred and twenty-yard dash — W. O. 
Clement, Edward Little, first ; J. A. Vaughan, West- 



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brook, second ; D. Frothingham, Hebron, third. 
Time, 24is. 

Eight hundred and eighty-yard run — J. Craw- 
ford, Bangor, first ; G. W. Pullen, Brewer, second ; 
R. E. Blaisdell, Kent's Hill, third. Time, 2m. isls. 

Putting i6-pound shot — A. C. Denning, Kent's 
Hill, first ; W. O. Clement, Edward Little, second ; 
W. B. Brown, Westbrook, third. Distance — 38 ft. 
2 in. 

Pole vault — G. C. Harville, Skowhegan, first : 
W. O. Clement, Edward Little, second ; E. Booth, 
Westbrook, third. Height — 9 ft. S in. 

Running broad jump — J. A. Vaughan, West- 
brook, first; G. C. Down, Westbrook, second; G. 
L. Harville, Skowhegan, third. Distance, 20 ft. 5 in. 

Throwing 16-pound hammer — A. C. Denning, 
first; A. C. Higgins, second; J. S. Reed, third; all 
Kent's Hill. Distance, 118 ft. 4 in. 

Running high jump — G. P. Goodwin, Skowhe- 
gan, first ; F. O. Dufee, Westbrook, second ; A. F. 
Lagg, Skowhegan, third. Height, 5 ft. 6J^ in. 

Throwing discus — A. C. Higgins. Kent's Hill, 
first ; G. L. Harville, Skowhegan, second ; J. S. 
Reed, Kent's Hill, third. Distance, 103 ft. 10 in. 



The Freshman Meet between Bowdoin and Colby 
will probably be held at Waterville June 6. Rowe 
will head the Bowdoin team. Bowdoin entries 
will be as follows : — Dashes : Rowe, Archibald, and 
Hill ; Runs : Brigham, Roberts, Rundlett, Clary, and 
Kennedy ; Hurdles : Clark, Clary, and Rowe ; 
Weights : Mayo, Roberts, and Grant ; Jumps : Clark, 
Rundlett, and Rowe; Vault: Lowell and Allen. 
The outcome of the meet is doubtful. Colby has a 
good man in the weights. Colby wishes to run 
Allen, who won the sprints in the Invitation Meet 
for two years. Allen's standing is that of a special 
and as such will be protested by Bowdoin. 

At the annual field meet held at Colby, Wednes- 
day, May 22, Allen, '04, made a new record in the 
100-yard dash by running in 103 ; and Cowing made 
a new record in putting the shot 33 ft. loj/i in. 



The Tennis Tournament. 

The tennis tournament which ended last week 
developed some very good playing. Paine and Libby 
were selected to represent Bowdoin at Longwood, 
both in the singles and doubles. 

The following is the score: 

Preliminary Rounds. 
Anthoine beat Clift'ord, 6-2, 6-0. 
Paine beat Peabody, 6-2, 6-2. 

First Round. 
Paine beat Anthoine, 6-3, 6-0. 



Clarke beat Walker by default. 
Berry beat Jones, 6-3, 6-4. 
Hunt beat Flint, 6-1, 6-2. 
Sills beat Dana, '04, 7-5, 6-2. 
Pratt beat Coffin by default. 
Gehring beat Corliss, 6-1, 6-3. 
Libby beat Abbot by default. 

Second Round. 
Paine beat Clarke, 6-3, 6-2. 
Hunt beat Berry, 6-4, 6-2, 
Pratt beat Sills, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. 
Libby beat Gehring, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. 

Semi-Finals. 

Paine beat Hunt, 6-0, 6-3. 

Libby beat Pratt, 14-12, 1-6, 6-2. 

The final between Libby and Paine was post- 
poned until after the Longwood tournament, when 
the winner will play Dana, '01, the present cham- 
pion, for the championship of the college. 



Bowdoin Second 3, Bridgton Academy 7. 
On Wednesday, May 22, Bridgton defeated our 
Second team in a close and interesting game. The 
Second lost through inability to connect with the 
Bridgton pitchers, who struck out fourteen men. 
Bridgton had a strong team in the field and played 
ball from start to finish. Rolfe was in the box for 
the Second during the first six innings and Coffin 
finished the game. Pratt held down first with con- 
summate skill, but left his batting clothes at home. 
At second Bly nailed all the men that tried to 
steal. Green put up a strong game and did some 
marvelous throwing to second. The game gave the 
men good practice and they had an enjoyable trip. 
Bowdoin men would like to see the Bridgton team 
on the campus before the season closes. The second 
team was as follows : Green, captain and c. ; Rolfe, 
p., b. ; G. Pratt, ist; Bly, 2d; Folsom, ss. ; Small, 3d; 
Coffin, 1., p. ; Purington, c. ; Perkins, r. Runs — Bow- 
doin 3, Bridgton Academy 7. Hits — Bowdoin 4, 
Bridgton Academy 7. Errors — Bowdoin 7, Bridgton 
Academy 3. Struck out — by Coffin 3, by Cannell 6, 
by Hamlin 8. Base on balls — by Rolfe 2, by Can- 
nell 4, by Hamlin I. 

Bowdoin 8, U. of Maine 7. 
A disinterested outsider would probably describe 
the game with the University of Maine at Orono, 
May 25, as a loose exhibition of ball playing; but 
it was certainly exciting, and if Bowdoin rolled up 
seven errors and Maine four, they were not made 
for the most part when errors would be costly. 
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look, and we can forgive errors when they do not 
lose the game. It was Bowdoin's clean batting 
that won this time. For the first time this season 
singles came when they were needed, while with the 
exception of one inning only one Maine hit brought 
in a run. 

Bowdoin scored in the first inning by a base on 
balls, a steal, and a hit. The rest of the runs were 
piled up in the three middle innings by timely hitting 
of single hits and sacrifices. Once Greene brought 
in two men by a hit, and both Oakes and Havey did 
the same trick soon after. IN'Iaine did not score 
on the fourth, yet it had two on bases with one 
out. and three with two out. In the fourth inning 
four of its hits were bunched, and these with a 
little unsteadiness on the part of Blanchard, who 
threw wild to first, let in four runs. A beautiful 
throw by Coffin from left field caught out one man 
at home, and prevented further scoring. In the 
seventh occurred the only costly error in the game. 
Oakes threw wild to first, and gave Chase a home 
run on the error, letting in another man also. Pratt 
made an error here, and this, with a hit, let two 
men on bases, but Oakes proceeded to strike out 
the next two men, and the inning ended. A two- 
base hit by Davis in the eighth brought in Maine's 
last run. With two on bases yet again Russell hit 
a long fly to the right of second base and the crowd 
howled ; but Greene sprinted for it, and ended the 
inning right there. The last half of the ninth was 
very lively, as the crowd set out to win the game out 
by yagging. Hopkins struck out. Dorticos hit an 
easy one to Parker, who took plenty of time, — and 
threw the ball over Nevers' head into the crowd. 
Dorticos circled the bases, but was tagged by the 
ball just before reaching home. The Maine team 
claimed that the ball had been blocked, and that the 
score was tied. Investigation showed that the crowd 
had avoided it as a poisoned thing, and so no block 
could be called; and a ground hit to Pratt ended it. 

The feature of the game was Havey's batting, — 
four singles, — and Greene's, — three with a total of 
four. Nevers was disturbed by the absence of his 
favorite bat and by the application of the foul-strike 
rule (for the new rules were used, after some dis- 
cussion), and so did not hit as well as usual. For 
Maine, Strickland distinguished himself by his 
waiting at the bat. He had three bases on balls 
and two strikeouts. Holmes made two marvelous 
catches in center field, and Bacheldor and Carr tried 
for everything in their respective neighborhoods, 
making several pretty plays. 

The score : 

Bowdoin. 

ab r bh po a e 

Nevers, ib 5 o o 8 i i 

Stanwood, cf 4 3 2 i o o 



Havey, ss 5 2 4 3 o 

Pratt, 2b 4 o I I 4 2 

Parker, 3b 5 i o 2 i 2 

Coffin, If 3 I I o 

Greene, rf 5 i 3 i o o 

Blanchard, c 4 i 10 2 i 

Oakes, p s i 2 o 4 i 

40 8 13 27 13 7 

University of Maine. 

ae r bh po a e 

Strickland, ss 3 I o o 4 

Holmes, cf 6 2 2 3 o 

Davis, 3b 5 o 2 o 

Carr, 2b., (Capt.) 5 o i 5 I 2 

Webber, p 4 i i o 6 I 

Chase, c ■■■ 4 1 o 5 i I 

Russell, lb 4 I 2 10 o o 

Bacheldor, If 4 o o 4 o o 

Stevens, rf i i i o o o 

Towse, rf 2 o o o o o 

Dorticos,* I o o o o 

Hopkins,* I o o o o 

40 7 9 27 12 4 
*In the ninth Dorticos batted for Towse and 
Hopkins for Bacheldor. 
Score by innings : 

123456789 
Bowdoin ... I 00 3 2 o o o o — 8 
U. of Me ..0004002 I — 7 
Bases stolen — Stanwood (3), Carr (2), Parker 
(2), Havey, Greene, Oakes. Davis, Russell. Two- 
base hits — Webber, Davis, Greene, Blanchard. Sac- 
rifice hits — Pratt, Coffin, Russell. Double play — 
Strickland-Carr-Russell. Bases on balls — By Oakes 
6, by Webber 3. Hit by pitched ball — Davis. 
Struck out — By Oakes 10. by Webber 7. Passed 
ball — Blanchard. Time — 2 h. 15 min. Umpire — 
Long. Attendance — 350. 



MoTT Haven Games. 

The Mott Haven games took place Saturday, 
May 25, on the Berkeley oval. There were many 
surprises, but no records were broken. Harvard 
proved to be the dark horse and captured the meet 
with 45 i points out of a total of 143 in thirteen 
events. Yale came second with 30O points. The 
remaining points were divided as follows : Prince- 
ton 16,;, Cornell 15, Georgetown University 10, Uni- 
versity of Michigan 6i, University of Pennsylvania 
5o, New York University 5, Columbia 5, Bowdoin 4, 
Syracuse i. 

Bowdoin, with its little team of two men, showed 
up remarkably well. Nine other college teams vary- 
ing from five to ten men failed to score even one 
point. On Friday afternoon. Captain Cloudman did 
fine work, qualifying in three events. He won his 
trials in the lOO-yard dash and the 220. Nutter, 
our speedy half-miler, surprised everybody by qual- 
ifying in his event. On Saturday the weather 
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was worth. The track was a regular mill-pond. In 
. some places the water stood two and three inches 
deep. In spite of this handicap and the fact that he 
was entered in other events, Cloudman. secured third 
place in the 220-yard dash, and fourth in the broad 
jump. Nutter, although he was at the Mott Haven 
games for the first time, and although he was 
entered against the best runner in the country, won 
fourth in his event. The result of the events in 
which our men were entered was as follows : 

lOO-yard dash — Duffy, Georgetown, first ; Light- 
ner. Harvard, second; Dupee, Yale, third; Sears, 
Cornell, fourth. Time, lojs. 

220-yard dash — Sears, Cornell, first; Dupee, 
Yale, second; Cloudman, Bowdoin, third; Lightner, 
Harvard, fourth. Time, 22is. 

Half-mile— Perry, Princeton, first; Bellinger, 
Cornell, second; Fanchot, Yale, third; Nutter, 
Bowdoin, fourth. Time, 2m. 3is. 

Broad Jump — Kennedy, Columbia, first, 21 ft. 
61 in. ; Ristine. Harvard, second, 21 ft. si in. ; Fish- 
leigh, Michigan, third, 21 ft. 4I in.; Cloudman. 
•Bowdoin, fourth. 21 ft. 3 9-10 in. 



The usual hints of wonderful surprises in store 
for Bowdoin at the Maine Meet are being pub- 
lished by the enterprising correspondents from U. of 
M. and Colby. The record of the U. of M. field 
meet does riot show any startling material that Bow- 
doin need fear. Colby has one good Freshman 
sprinter in Allen, but so far he has never done better 
than los, and Bowdoin has several men capable of 
running away with that time. 



ALUMNI. 

'52. — General Joshua L. Chamberlain was in 
New York last week to act as pall-bearer at the 
funeral' of the late General Fitzjohn Porter. 

'75. — Rev. Dr. George Croswell Cressey, pastor 
of the Second Congregational (Unitarian) Church 
at Northampton, and formerly in charge of the 
Bangor Unitarian Church, oft'ered his resignation to 
the congregation May 19, to take effect October i, 
when his fifth year of pastorate there will end. Be- 
sides his pastoral work, Dr. Cressey has published 
several books and pamphlets, and, after leaving his 
pastorate, will devote more time to literary work. 
Bowdoin College has. within the last five years, con- 
ferred an honorary degree upon Dr. Cressey. 

'p5. — Representative Frank H. Haskell of Wind- 
ham was married on April 27 to Miss Martha W. 



Howe of Fryeburg. Rev. B. N. Stone performed 
the ceremony before a small company of relatives. 

'gS. — Frank A. Thompson has recently accepted 
a superior position as superintendent of the 
fishing plant and steamers of the American Fisheries 
Company. His residence will be Port Arthur, 
Texas. 

'98. — Clarence W. Proctor of North Windham 
has been elected principal of the Windham High 
School. 

1900. — H. H. Randall has accepted the position 
as principal of Waldoboro High School. 

The following Bowdoin graduates delivered 
the Memorial Day addresses at these Maine cities 
and towns : 

Biddeford, Rev. E. M. Cousins, 'yj, of Biddeford. 

Bryant's Pond, Hon. A. E. Herrick, '-j^^ of 
Bethel. 

Damariscotta, Major M. C. Wadsworth, M. '66, 
of Gardiner. 

Ellsworth, Judge John B. Redman, '70, of Ells- 
worth. 

Gorham, Gen. Charles P. Mattocks, '62, of Port- 
land. 

Levviston, Hon. Herbert M. Heath, '72, of 
Augusta. 

Livermore Falls, Tascus Atwood, Esq., '76, of 
Auburn. 

Portland, Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, '52, of 
Brunswick. 

Skowhegan, Hon. E. N. Merrill, '74, of Skow- 
hegan. 

Strong, Major S. Clifford Belcher, '57, of Farm- 
ington. 

Winterport — Prof. Allan E. Rogers, '76, of 
Orono. 



A recent clipping from the Boston Herald says : 
"Dr. F. N. Whittier, the physical instructor, is hav- 
ing the plans made for a new gymnasium. He will 
be assisted by Professor Sargent of Harvard, who is 
a graduate of Bowdoin. It is rumored that a gen- 
tleman whose name has not yet been announced is 
to present the college with $50,000 for the new 
building." This is very good news, for we all feel 
the need of a new gymnasium. This report, how- 
ever, is as stated, merely a rumor ; the authorities 
have been to the expense of having plans made for 
a new gym, but that is as far as the matter has been 
carried. 



Earl H. Lyford, '96, who has recently graduated 
from the American School of Pharmacy of Boston, 
has decided on locating at St. Johnsbury, Vt. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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Colby's method of celebrating an athletic 
triumph can be characterized as little less than 
despicable. After the second game with the 
University of Maine, for instance, in which 
Colby had atoned for her previous defeat by a 
hard-won victory, the college marched to the 
hotel where the Maine players were staying, 
and there for half an hour sang ribald songs, 
hurled insulting speeches, and displayed 
ungentlemaniy transparencies. It is hardly 
believable that such a proceeding is counte- 
nanced in these days by a college which claims 
to he respectable. Here at Bowdoin we may 
sing in all good nature our patriotic ballads, 
but We hope we do not act in any such 
unsportsmanlike way as Colby seems to do. 
Let the base-ball team know what they may 



e.xpect if they get defeated ai Waterville next 
week, and resolve for that if for no other 
reason to bring home the victory we all hope 
for so eagerly. 



Robert L. Hull, '97, who has been coach of 
the base-ball team this spring, concluded his 
engagement Saturday and left for Boston. 
The energy which Mr. Hull has put into the 
task of making a winning team out of raw 
material, the impartiality with which he has 
criticised and commended, together with the 
knowledge which he has had, as an ex-player 
and ex-captain of a winning Bowdoin nine, of 
conditions here, have worked together to jus- 
tify decidedly the policy of choosing a Bowdoin 
alumnus as coach. Ecjual success for the foot- 
ball team with Sykes, '94, as coach seems nat- 
ural to augur, and the same policy should be 
carefully considered by future managers of 
teams. 



It is gratifying to note that Bowdoin 
secured first place in eleven of the fifteen 
events at the Maine Meet, and in addition 
scored thirty-four points with seconds and 
thirds. The comparatively easy victory that 
the college always has does not seem to lessen 
the interest or enthusiasm of the team, for 
records were broken just as usual. The Meet 
was successful in every way in spite of the 
weather, and we wish to congratulate the team 
on its good showing. 



We regret to observe the passing of the 
Senior vacation. There was none last year 
and this year's class has failed in their plan 
of securing one, so that it is doubtful if there 
will ever be another. There are probably very 
good reasons for discontinuing this ancient 
custom, but it seems as if there are also good 
reasons for retaining it. The short week 



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divides the examinations with all their hurry 
and excitement from the beautiful ceremonies 
of graduation. The Commencement speakers 
in the past have had this time given to them 
in which to prepare themselves for their posi- 
tions in a manner worthy of their college and 
their ability, without feeling obliged to steal 
the time from their daily routine work. 

Those who do not take part in the exercises 
have been able to have a free time, a sort of 
breathing-space before their ceremonious fare- 
well, to make arrangements for leaving the 
place which has been their home for four 
years. In the future, however, it will be dif- 
ferent; there will be no pause between exam- 
inations and Commencement. The change 
may have been necessary or simply a matter 
of convenience; whichever way it was, we 
cannot help deploring the necessity or ques- 
tioning the convenience of the change. 



REPORT OF EXAMINATION COM- 
MITTEE. 
The fifteenth annual report of the Com- 
mission of New England Colleges on Admis- 
sion Examinations has just been issued. 
Bowdoin's representative on the commission 
is Professor Moody. The commission held 
its annual meeting at Boston in April, and this 
report of the meeting records the matters then 
discussed. The chief discussion this year was 
on a matter which does not concern Bowdoin 
directly, — ^the details of the plan by which 
colleges admit by certificate. A committee of 
the commission investigated the system, and 
reported criticisms and suggestions, which 
were adopted. The lack of uniformity in the 
system as used by various colleges was found 
to be great; an agreement on what to demand 
and what evidence of performance by candi- 
dates to accept was urged. A more thorough 
examination of "approved" fitting schools is 
needed, and a more complete form for regis- 
tering what has been performed by candidates 
graduating from them. The commission voted 
to form a board of control by delegates from 



each college concerned, which should estab- 
lish "approved" fitting schools, invent certifi- 
cate-forms, and in general supervise the system 
in its relation to the various colleges. 

Other actions of the commission were as 
follows : To recommend that for the present 
entrance requirement in Roman and Greek 
History be substituted Ancient History, 
including Roman and Greek History, and 
extending to A.D. 476 ; and to appoint a com- 
mittee, of which Professor Moody is a mem- 
ber, to reform the requirements in Algebra. 



QUILL PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT. 
The Quill Board wishes to announce that 
there will be prizes given for the best short 
story and the best poem ottered for the Com- 
mencement number of the Quill. The prize 
for the short story is a handsome edition of 
Hawthorne's Marble Faun in two volumes, 
for the poem a complete set of Whittier's 
Poetical Works in four volumes. These 
prizes are exceptionally valuable both artisti- 
cally and intrinsically, and may be examined 
at the room of the chairman. The rules gov- 
erning the competition are the same that have 
held hitherto. The judges will be three mem- 
bers of the Faculty. All contributions should 
be in the hands of the chairman by June 10. 



N. E. I. PRESS ASSOCIATION. 
The twenty-first annual meeting of the 
New England Intercollegiate Press Associa- 
tion was held on Monday, May 27, at the Cop- 
ley Square Hotel, Boston. Representatives 
were present from a large number of the col- 
leges, among them being delegates from the 
papers at Amherst, Wesleyan, ISrown, Bow- 
doin, Mount Holyoke, and Wellesley. The 
business meeting was called to order at 2.30 
P.M. The papers read before the meeting 
were as follows: "Editorials," Miss Steen, The 
Mount Holyoke; "The Exchange Column," 
Miss Stocking of the Wellesley Magazine; 
"The Editorial Column," R. B. Dole, Bozvdoin 



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Orient; "Alumnje Support of the Literary 
Paper," B. W. Manwaring, Wellesley Maga- 
::iiic. The papers were followed by an 
informal discussion on various topics con- 
nected with the practical management of the 
college publications. At the business meet- 
ing, G. E. Fogg, Bozvdoin Quill, was elected 
president of the association; B. B. Gilchrist, 
The Mount Holyoke, vice-president; R. B. 
Dole, Bozvdoin Orient, secretary and treas- 
urer; J- P- Littlefield, Brunonian, member of 
the executive committee. The banquet took 
place in the evening, when an elaborate menu 
was served to the delegates. 



CAMPUS CHflT. 

Themes in Economics 3 were due Saturday, 
June I. 

The 1902 Bugle will be put on sale next Tuesday, 
June II. 

Trott, '04, visited Woolwich Saturday by way of 
Bowdoinham and Topsham. 

Paine, '03, left Monday for Poland Spring, where 
he has a position for the summer. 

Professor Robinson was at Bangor over Sunday, 
and attended the Intercollegiate Meet. 

Professor and Mrs. Moody are in Brunswick, 
preparing for their European trip. 

The Alpha JCappa Kappa fraternity in the Med- 
ical School held its annual banquet at Riverton, 
May 24, 

President Hyde will deliver the Commencement 
oration, June 12, at Syracuse University, Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 

Professor Lee has given adjourns for this week; 
he has been attending the graduation ejcercises of 
Bryn Mawr. 

Professor Chapman was away part of this week 
on duties connected with his position as one of the 
State trustees of the normal schools. 

Holman F. Day, the well-known journalist and 
author of "Up in Maine," is preparing a second vol- 
ume of verse, which will appear during the month of 
October next. 

At the last Faculty meeting it was voted on 
petition from some of the students to allow the 
Junior Class hereafter to have one dance during 



the winter term in Memorial Hall. It was peti- 
tioned to allow all the Junior Assemblies to be held 
in this hall, but this petition will not be granted. 

The Brunswick Gun Club is having a new trap 
house erected upon the club grounds at Merrymeet- 
ing Park. The building when completed will be 
the best of its kind in the State. 

The dance order for the Ivy Hop has been 
announced. There are twenty-two dances, the fifth 
and sixteenth being schottisches, the others being 
waltz and two-step in order. Two extras will also 
be given. 

Professor Robinson will hold his examinations 
next week before Ivy Day, as he leaves for Europe 
June 20th. Professor Lee, Professor Callender 
and Mr. Goodell will also hold their examinations 
next week. 

Performances at Merrymeeting Park will begin 
June 10. Manager Dunning has booked some of 
the best attractions we have ever had, most of them 
being new people with quite a change in the style 
of entertamment. 

Professor Files left on Tuesday noon for Wash- 
mgton Academy, where he holds the annual 
inspection and examination of teachers. On Fri- 
day and Saturday he will attend the meeting of the 
Maine teachers of modern languages at Colby. 

It has been decided to have no Maine College 
Tennis Tournament this year, because the other 
colleges will not enter it. The Interscholastic Ten- 
nis Tournament has likewise been given up; Port- 
land High School seems to be the only school show- 
ing any interest in the game. 

Several Portland alumni of Bowdoin recently 
incorporated the Theta Delta Chi Chapter' House 
Company, with a capitalization- of $10,000. Tem- 
porary organization was perfected with the choice 
of Llewellyn Barton, '84, of Portland, as president, 
and Eugene L. Bodge, '97, of Portland, as clerk. 

On Tuesday, May 28, the examining board made 
its annual visit to the college. The members of the 
committee present were Professor E. O. Smyth of 
Andover Theological Seminary, Professor J. S. 
Sewall, Bangor Theological Seminary, Rev. Edgar 
M. Cousins of Biddeford, and Hon. John B. Red- 
man of Ellsworth. 

The Senior Class petitioned to have their exam- 
inations one week earlier than the regular time in 
order to have a Senior vacation. The request was 
not, however, granted, and there will be no recess. 
The examinations in the departments of President 
Hyde and Professor Robinson will come next week, 



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but the others will come during the regular term 
examination week. 

The need for new Bowdoin songs is being felt 
more and more, — some that will make our blood 
tingle and help out our enthusiasm. There is surely 
talent enough in college to write several original 
songs if it can be found. We earnestly recommend 
this subject to the consideration of each man. It 
means much honor to the author and great aid to 
the. college in celebrating the victories we win. 

Bowdoin was represented at the Tennis Tour- 
nament May 27-31 by Libby and Paine, '03. In the 
singles Paine defeated Gooding of Brown, and was 
defeated by Bradley of M. I. T. Libby was 
defeated by Herrick of Wesleyan. In doubles the 
Bowdoin team defeated both Bates and Dartmouth, 
but was defeated by Brown. Brown won first in 
singles and first in doubles, getting 2 points. M. I. 
T. got second in doubles, Vi point. Amherst got 
second in singles, >^ point. 

The last themes of the term will be due on 
Tuesday, June 11. Subjects for Sophomores and 
for Juniors not taking Political Economy : 

1. Advantages of the Small College. (See 
Atlantic Monthly, June, 1901.) 

2. A College Man's Religion. (See Forum, 
June, 1901.) 

3. Compare Moore's "Utopia" with Bellamy's 
"Looking Backward." 

4. Have Trusts Lowered Prices? 

5. A Description. 

The Harvard doubles tennis tournament was 
played off Saturday. In the semi-finals, Ives and 
Derby beat Cutter and Fischel, 6-1, 6-4, and Rob- 
inson and Morley beat Dana and Herrick, 3-6, 6-3, 
6-4. The finals were played off in the afternoon, 
and Ives and Derby won out only after a hard 
battle, the score being 6-2, 1-6, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. The 
winners are second, year law men. — Boston Herald. 

It is pleasing to note that a former Bowdoin 
player has also won laurels elsewhere, for Ives was 
graduated from Bowdoin in 1898. Dana is from 
^owdoin, being a member of the Class of '99. 

The game with Bates at Lewiston was scheduled 
for Wednesday afternoon, the twenty-ninth, but was 
postponed because of rain after the team was actu- 
ally on the field. About forty fellows accompanied 
.the team. At the game Friday there was a crowd of 
twenty-five who made things lively with their cheer- 
ing. The good feeling between the "rooters" of the 
opposing teams, and also that between the two sets 
of players, was in delightful contrast to frequent 
past conditions. Manager Stanwood has had hard 



luck in his games the last two weeks. One game 
was postponed, and two were cancelled, — with Fort 
Preble at Portland the thirtieth, and with South 
Berwick at South Berwick, June i. But if Ivy Day 
is pleasant this can all be easily forgiven to the 
weather-man. 

There have been several important gifts to the 
library during the past two weeks. A most valu- 
able and interesting book is a copy of the first 
edition of the Holinshed Chronicles, presented by 
Henry J. Furber, '61, of Chicago. Particular inter- 
est is given the book by the fact that it was from 
these chronicles that Shakespeare obtained a great 
deal of his material. The book was printed in 1586 
and is in the black-letter type. The three volumes 
are in a remarkably well-preserved binding, pos- 
sibly the original one. W. J. Curtis, Esq., '75> of 
New York City, has made a useful addition to the 
historical material now in the library by presenting 
the United States Gazette for 1791-1793. Chas. 
W. Pickard, 'S7, one of the overseers of the college, 
has presented nearly five hundred volumes of mis- 
cellaneous works to the library. 



ATIiLETICS. 

Bowdoin 2, Bates i. 

The cleanest college game of base-ball ever played 
in the State is the characterization given by many 
to the game between Bates and Bowdoin at Garce- 
lon Field, Lewislon, May 31. It was a game satis- 
factory to the losers in many ways, and highly sat- 
isfactory to the winners. To be sure, the college 
rather expects to have the prospective Ivy Day defeat 
evened up by a victory at Lewiston, but it cannot 
refuse credit to the masterly fight both nines made, 
one to change this custom, the other to keep it. 
We wouldn't like to make any absurd prophecies, 
but yet, although realizing that all precedent is 
against it, we see no reason why a team which 
could play as steadily and win as handily once, may 
not do it again at the fateful second game. 

The game Friday was distinctly a pitchers' battle, 
though the support given each pitcher was of the 
kind to encourage his soul. The grounds were 
wet, — for there had only been five minutes of sun in 
as many days, — and the game was played under a 
lowering sky on a temporary diamond laid out on 
the turf. Under these conditions the fielding of the 
infield was difficult and the more noteworthy for its 
sharpness. For Bates the first nine men up went out 
in order, on flies or scratch grounders. In two 



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55 



more innings Bates had still not scored, a two- 
base hit and a base on error being in vain. Bowdoin 
had not scored in these five innings, either, although 
getting men on bases once or twice. In the sixth 
was done the only scoring in the game. Havey 
reached first on a dead ball; this ball hit Stone, the 
Bates catcher, in the neck and disabled him for 
fifteen minutes. An error by Deane gave Pratt his 
base ; and both Pratt and Havey scored on a two- 
base hit by Parker. Coffin reached his base on 
fielder's choice and Greene hit safely, but the inning 
ended with them on bases. Twice again Bowdoin 
had two men on bases, but was unable to score. In 
the eighth Towne struck out all three men. 

In Bates' half of the sixth three were on bases 
by an error, a hit, and a base on balls, and one of 
them was brought in by Clason's single, but a dif- 
ficult catch of a foul fly by Blanchard ended the 
inning with three still on bases. In the seventh 
Deane, first up, was declared out for intentionally 
being hit with a pitched ball. By close decisions 
the next two men reached first on four balls. Allen 
was struck out; and Stone, the heavy hitter, entered 
the batter's box with determination in his eye. 
Oakes purposely gave him a base on balls ; struck out 
Smith ; and ended it. This was Bates' last chance, 
the only other man to reach first doing so on a 
scratch hit. Even in the last of the ninth, contrary 
to most Bowdoin-Bates precedent. Bates could not 
score, but went out one — two — three. 

Neither of Bowdoin's errors and only one of 
Bates' counted. For Bates Clason, Stone, and 
Allen were the fielders, while Clason and Stone 
batted well. Stanwood of Bowdoin got a difficult 
fly ; Pratt fielded cleanly ; Havey was a little uncer- 
tain, but Nevers was, as usual, a pillar of strength 
at bat and in the field. Parker won out the game, 
while Greene got his usual hit. The prime feature 
of all Bowdoin's work, however, was the cool pitch- 
ing of Oakes. 

The score : 

Bowdoin. 

ad r bh po a e 

Nevers, lb 4 o 3 lo i o 

Stanwood, cf 4 o o I o o 

Havey, ss 4 i i i 2 2 

Pratt, 2b S I I ,3 2 o 

Parker, 3b 4 o 2 I I o 

Coffin, If 4 o o I o 

Greene, rf 4 o t o o o 

Blanchard. c 4 o o 9 o o 

Oakes, p 4 o o 4 o 

37 2 8 *'26 10 2 

Bates, 

ae r bh po a e 

Allen, ss 5 o i 3 2 o 

Stone, c 3 I I 12 o 



Smith, cf 3 o o o o 

Buckman, If 4 o o i o 

Clason, 3b 302220 

Monroe, ib 4 o o 8 o o 

Deane, 2b. (Capt.) 4 o o i 3 i 

Maerz, rf 330001 

Towne, p 3 o o o i i 

32 I 4 27 8 3 

SCORE BY INNINGS. 

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Bowdoin 00000200 o — 2 

Bates oooooioo o — i 

"^Deane out for interference. 

Bases stolen — Stanwood, Blanchard, Pratt, Mon- 
roe. Two-base hits — Parker, Stone. Bases on 
balls — by Oakes 4, by Towne I. Hit by pitched 
ball — Havey, Nevers, Clason. Struck out-^by 
Oakes 7, by Towne 12. Ball blocked — oiice. 
Passed ball — Blanchard. Time — i hour 30 minutes. 
Umpire — Hassett of Portland. This year's rules 
used. 



Maine Meet. 

Bowdoin, 89 points ; other Maine colleges, 46, 
was the ■ final score at the Maine Meet, held last 
Saturday, June I, at Orono. The conditions for 
the meet were very unfavorable. It was a cold, 
raw day, and the clouds indica'ted rain. The track 
was heavy and the cinders very loose. It was 
impossible for our men to make time that would 
compare with their previous records. Bowdoin got 
nearly all she expected and several points she was 
not looking for. The showing of the University of 
Maine was exceedingly good. Athletics have taken 
a start there under the direction of their new coach. 
With her increasing student body the U. of M. bids 
fair to rival Bowdoin in athletics in a few years. 
Of the showing of Bates and Colby little needs to 
be said. Athletics seemed to be a lost art with 
them. There can be no excuse for their failure to 
take more points but lack of training and lack of 
interest. The superior training of Bowdoin men 
was evident in nearly every event. Her men all 
finished fresh and ready for another race, while 
several from the other colleges fell exhausted on the 
stretch. The attendance was small. Evidently 
Eastern Maine is not fond of college athletics. The 
car service from Bangor was wretched. If the U. 
of M. wants the meet again she must improve her 
track and furnish better accommodations . for 
handling the spectators. 

Cloudman was the individual performer of the 
day, taking his 15 points with ease. Several Bow- 
doin men secured over 10 points. 

The sprints were an easy gift for Cloudman, 
Those who predicted that Allen of Colby would 



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force him out found themselves much mistaken. 
Allen was able to take only third in the hundred. 
Soule ran a pretty race in the furlong, winning 
second by nearly three yards. With careful train- 
ing Soule will be able to take Cloudman's place in 
the sprints for Bowdoin. Gray and Nutter cap- 
tured the quarter with ease. Nutter in the half put 
up a fine £xhibition of running. Thompson set the 
pace and led the field at a fast sprint. Nutter cut 
loose at the three-eighths and led the field 40 yards 
at the finish. The Maine record in this event was 
broken. Hunt won the high hurdles with ease, and 
secured second in hundred. In the low hurdles he 
was rather tired in running so many heats on a 
loose track, but won his heat and tied for second 
in the final. Rowe ran a fine race in this event, 
leading the field by five yards. 

The mile run was a disappointment to Bowdoin 
men. Wheeler was easily the best of the men in 
the eveijt, but lost the race. Luce of Bates sprinted 
away ffom the field on the start and secured a lead 
of 60 yards. Wheeler let him go, thinking he was 
pulling the field. But Luce kept right on running. 
Wheeler went after him at the three-quarters and 
closed up the distance rapidly, but Luce had been 
allgwed to get too far away. Wheeler lacked a 
yard of catching him when they crossed the tape. 
Wheeler got second also in the two-mile run, which 
was a remarkable performance after his killing finish 
in the mile. 

Bowdoin got nearly everything in the weights, 
22 out of 27 points, Elliot and Watson of the U. of 
M. securing the other 5. Dunlap broke the hammer 
record by 9 feet. Hamilton was an easy winner in 
the high jump and broke the record by an inch and 
a half. Cloudman, Hunt, and Hamilton secured all 
the points in the broad jump. Cloudman made a 
try for the record but failed to break it. 

The bicycle race was held at Maplewood Park, 
Bangor, Friday afternoon, and was, as usual, con- 
siderable of a farce. Kelley of U. of M. drew the 
pole, and as the track was too soft for the riders 
to pass each other he won the race with Small 
second. The sooner the bicycle race is dropped from 
the events the more satisfactory it will be to those 
interested. Bowdoin had lots of good material 
which did not win points, but it will be heard from 
another year. Clark in the high jump is a promis- 
ing candidate. Pierce in the half and Archibald in 
the sprints were new men that will do something 
next year. On the whole the meet was very satis- 
factory to Bowdoin. 

BowDOLN Point Winners. 

Cloudman } 1 5 

Hunt 13 

Dunlap 10 



Small, H. L 9 

Nutter 8 

Hamilton 6 

Wheeler 6 

Gray 5 

Rowe 5 

Small, A. L 3 

Laferriere 3 

Soule 3 

Moore 2 

Thompson i 



SUMMARY. 

loo-Yards Dash — H. H. Cloudman, Bow., ist; 
Hunt, Bow., 2d; Allen, Col., 3d. Time, ids. 

220- Yards Dash — Cloudman, Bow., ist; Soule, 
Bow., 2d; Harris, U. of M., 3d. Time, 23s. 

440-Yards Run — Gray, Bow., ist; Nutter, Bow., 
2d ; French, U. of M., 3d. Time, 54JS. 

S8o-Yards Run — Nutter, Bow., ist; Silver, U. of 
M., 2d; Thompson, Bow., 3d. Time, 2m. 4is. 

Mile Run — Luce, Bates, ist; Wheeler, Bow., 2d; 
Blaisdell, U. of M., 3d. Time, 4m. sgjs. 

Two-Mile Run— Trickey, Bates, 1st; Wheeler, 
U. of M., 2d; Blackburn, Colby, 3d. Time, ilm. 
lots. 

High Hurdles — Hunt, Bow., ist; Thompson, U. 
of M., 2d; F. M. Davis, U. of M., 3d. Time, I7is. 

Low Hurdles — Rowe, Bow., ist; Hunt, Bow., 
and G. H. Davis, U. of M., tied for second. Time, 
28s. 

Bicycle Race— Kelley, U. of M., 1st; Small, Bow., 
2d ; Davenport, U. of M., 3d. Time, sm. 30s. 

Pole Vault— Hawes, Colby, Parker, U. of M., 
and A, R. Davis, U. of M. Tied. Height, 9 ft. 
8^ in. 

High Jump — Hamilton, Bow., ist; Moore, Bow., 
and Soderstrom, U. of M., tied for 2d. Height, 

5 ft. 7 in- 
Broad Jump — Cloudman, Bow., ist; Hunt, Bow., 

2d; Hamilton, Bow., 3d. Distance, 20 ft. llJ-< in. 
Shot Put — Small, Bow., ist; Laferriere, Bow., 

2d ; Elliott, U. of M., 3d. Distance, 35 ft. iqi^' in. 
Hammer Throw — Dunlap, Bow., 1st; Small, 

Bow., 2d; Elliott, U. of M., 3d. Distance, 122 

ft. 3 in. 

Discus— Dunlap, Bow., ist ; Watson, U. of M., 

2d; Small, Bow.. 3d. Distance, 108 ft. 614 in. 



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BowDOiN 2D II, Farmington' High School 3. 

Saturday, June I, Bowdoin 2d defeated the 
Farmington team at Farmington in a very interesting 
game. The High School was rather nervous for 
the first few innings and started off with several 
ragged plays, but finally came together and played 
ball. Bowdoin hit without difiiculty, while the High 
School got a number of men on bases, but was 
unable to score. Rolfe did good work in the box for 
Bowdoin. Conners and Shaughnessy also made sev- 
eral fine plays. 

Summary : 

Bowdoin 2d — Greene, c. ; Rolfe, p.; Willey, ib; 
Conners, 2b ; Shaughnessy, ss. : Folsom, 3b ; Gould, 
'04, If. ; Purington, cf. ; White, rf. 

Farmington — H. S. Manter, c. ; Gould, p., 3b: 
McDonald, ib; Hayes, 2b; Brown, ss. ; Jones, 3b: 
p. ; Campbell, If. ; Wheeler, cf. : Bennett, rf. 



Y. M. C. A. 

The meeting of last Thursday was a short and 
simple song service, led by Shaw, '03. Because of 
the holiday only a few fellows were present, but it 
was thought best not to give up the meeting, there 
are so few this term anyway. 

This Thursday evening is the regular Missionary 
Meeting, led by the Missionary Committee. These 
meetings have nearly always proved to be the most 
interesting of the term. There are only two more 
meetings this year, so all should come who can. 

JUBILEE Y. M. C. A. CONVENTION. 

One of the most notable religious gatherings ever 
held in this country will take place in Boston, June 
10-16, the occasion being the 50th anniversary of 
the founding of the Young Men's Christian Associa- 
tion in Boston and Montreal in 1851. 

On Tuesday evening, June 11, a reception will be 
held to the President of the United States, Lord 
Strathcona, High Commissioner of Canada, and to 
the large number of foreign representatives who will 
be present. Thursday, the 13th, will be Jubilee 
Day, and the most notable feature of the ceremonies 
will be the unveiling of a tablet at the Old South 
Meeting House in commemoration of the founda- 
tion of the association in that building in 1851. 

There will be delegates present at this conven- 
tion from all of the civilized countries of the world, 
and many notable foreign workers will be numbered 
among the speakers. 

The most prominent speakers already promised 
are : President McKinley, Lord Strathcona of Can- 



ada, President Faunce of Brown University, Pres- 
ident Hall of Clark University, President Booker 
T. Washington of Tuskegee Institute, Mr. Robert 
E. Speer, New York, Bishop Potter, New York, 
and Rev. Dr. Alexander McKenzie of Cambridge. 



OBITUARY. 

Rev. E. B. Webb, D.D., one of the best known 
clergymen in the Congregational denomination, died 
at his home in Wellesley, Mass., May 20, aged 81 
years. Dr. Webb was born in Newcastle, Me. He 
was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846, and, 
after teaching a year, entered Bangor Theological 
Seminary. After graduating, he took an additional 
course at Princeton Seminary. 

His first pastorate was at Augusta, Me., where 
he succeeded Rev. Dr. Benjamin Tappan, one of the 
leaders among the Maine ministers, and for ten years 
he was very successful in this ministry. In Augusta, 
he married the daughter of tke former pastor. 

In i860, Dr. Webb accepted a call to Shawmut 
Congregational Church in Boston, where he con- 
tinued for 25 years. In 1864, the degree of Doctor 
of Divinity was conferred on him by Williams Col- 
lege, and the honor was repeated a few years later 
by Bowdoin. He was for years member of the 
executive committee of the Home Missionary 
Society, and chairman of the prudential committee 
of the American B'oard of Commissioners for 
Foreign Missions. For many years he had been 
president of the Board of Trustees of Hartford 
Theological Seminary. He was one of the leaders 
in bringing Moody and Sankey to Boston, and in 
supporting their work. 

In October, 1885, the 25th anniversary of his 
installation as pastor of Shawmut Church, he 
read his resignation. He was declared pastor 
emeritus, and continued as such until his death. 
After his resignation he removed to Wellesley. A 
daughter survives him. 

Dr. Webb was one of the most conspicuous of 
Congregational preachers, and was known from one 
end of the country to the other. He was a fine rep- 
resentative of the courtly, patrician clergyman. Pos- 
itive, decided, vigorous, he drew to him men of 
divergent temperament, and held them as his 
friends. During his pastorate at Augusta he was 
heard by men from all sections of Maine, and there 
were few ministers in the State more influential. At 
Boston he made the Shawmut Church the rendez- 
vous for strangers, making its influence felt in every 
way throughout the city, and preaching to thronged 
audiences every Sunday. During his pastorate and 



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since he has been particularly identified with the 
foreign missionary work of the American Board, of 
whose Prudential Committee he was chairman. In 
missionary endeavors he was energetic but conserva- 
tive, — and such was his character in general. He 
always retained particular interest in old Bowdoin, 
and as vice-president of the Trustees has been here 
very often. In point of effective discourse and tact- 
ful pastoral endeavors. Dr. Webb had in his prime, — 
which lasted far into the autumn of his years — very 
few equals in the Protestant denominations. He 
was a natural orator, and a hard worker. 



ALUMNI. 

'24. — The Kennebec Journal prints the following 
letter written by Samuel F. B. Morse, the inventor 
of the telegraph, to Professor Parker Cleaveland, 
honorary, 1824: 

Washington^ March 6, 1845. 

Dear Sir : The Hon. M. Evans has handed me 
your letter of the 1st inst., and in reply I would say 
that had I the entire management of the property of 
the telegraph, I should make liberal and immediate 
arrangements for furnishing to colleges, the appar- 
atus necessary to explain its operations, but acting 
with others I am as yet unable to grant any facilities 
for that purpose. We are, however, intending to 
put matters in train for a vigorous prosecution of 
the whole enterprise, and this point of furriishing 
colleges with apparatus for illustrating the operations 
of the telegraph will not be overlooked. I will 
inform you of the result, as soon as the arrange- 
ments are made. 

- With sincere respect and esteem, 
Your Obt. Serv't, 

Sam. F. B. Morse. 

Professor Cleaveland, Brunswick, Me. 

'40. — At a meeting called in the Common Council 
Room at Portland, June I, to consider the placing 
of a memorial for the late Rev. Elijah Kellogg, 
speeches were made by General Joshua L. Cham- 
berlain, '52, William B. Kendall of Bowdoinham, 
and ex-Postmaster William M. Pennell of Bruns- 
wick, and others. Many plans were discussed as 
to the sort of memorial to be erected and where to 
place it. The following gentlemen, who were pres- 
ent, were chosen as an executive committee to go 
further into the matter : General J. L. Chamberlain, 
Mayor Boothby of Portland, Rev. Messrs. Wright 
and Hack of Portland. 



'67. — Hon. Stanley Plummer of Dexter will 
deliver an historical address at the Dexter centennial 
celebration. 

'92. — Dr. W. B. Kenniston intends to relinquish 
his practice at Yarmouth and take a post-gradu- 
ate course of study at Harvard Medical School. 

'95. — William M. Ingraham of Portland was 
married Saturday, June I, to Miss Jesamin Darase 
of Evanston, Illinois. The ceremony took place at 
Evanston, but they will make their residence at 72 
Deering Street, Portland. 

Class of '61 Reunion. 

The Orient is indebted to the Kennebec Journal 
for the following : 

The Class of '61 is planning on a celebration of 
its 40th anniversary at the coming commencement. 
This is a famous class, and 31 of its 51 members are 
living. The late Gen. Hyde of Bath is one of those 
who have died. The reunion will be held June 26, 
with a dinner at Merrymeeting. Editor Stanwood 
of the Youth's Companion, a former Augusta boy, 
is class secretary and has made the arrangements. 
Following are the names and addresses of the sur- 
viving members of the class : Dr. W. A. Anderson, 
924 Cass Street, LaCrosse, Wis. ; Charles G. Atkins, 
East Orland, Me. ; Dr. James B. Cochrane, Dover, 
Me. ; Captain Charles A. Curtis, University of Wis- 
consin, Madison, Wis. ; Frank L. Dingley, Lewis- 
ton, Me. ; Dr. W. Winslow Eaton, Danvers, Mass. ; 
Hon. L. A. Emery, Ellsworth, Me. ; Loring G. S. 
Fari", Augusta, Me. ; President M. C. Fernald, 
Orono, Me. ; Henry J. Furber, Columbus Memorial 
Building, Chicago, 111. ; Benjamin S. Grant, Boston, 
Mass. ; Rev. D. W. Hardy, Billerica, Mass. ; 
Judge G. M. Hicks, Rockland, Me.; Frank 
L. Hobson, Berkeley, Cal. ; Dr. Charles O. 
Hunt, Maine General Hospital, Portland, Me. ; 
Rev. A. H. Johnson, Roslindale, Mass. ; Hon. George 
B. Kenniston, Boothbay Harbor, Me. ; Augustus N. 
Lufkin, East Orrington, Me. ; General S. H. 
Manning, 632 Main Street, Lewiston, Me. ; Dr. A. 
S. Packard, 275 Angell Street, Providence, R. I. ; 
Rev. A. D. F. Palmer, Hathorne, Mass. ; Dr. George 
L. Peirce, IS9 West I02d Street, New York City; 
L. F. Purington, Richmond, Me. ; Hon. F. M. Ray, 
Portland, Me.; R. A. Rideout, Everett, Mass. ;' Hon. 
Charles B. Rounds, Calais, Me. ; Edward Simon- 
ton, Room 403 Pioneer-Press Building, St. Paul, 
Minn. ; Rev. Edwin . Smith, Ballardvale, Mass. ; 
Edward Stanwood, Brookline, Mass. ; Dr. George 
E. Stubbs, 17th and Jefferson Streets, Philadelphia, 
Penn. ; Dr. John W. Thorp, Oxford, Chenango Co., 
N. Y. ; G. M. Thurlow, 38 Pelham Street, Newport, 
Rhode Island ; S. D. Waterman, "Berkeley, Cal. 



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It is to be regretted that certain newspaper 
correspondents have seen fit to pubhsh sensa- 
tional and ■ greatly exaggerated reports con- 
cerning the Freshman Meet. These accounts 
have proclaimed the startling announcement 
to the people of the State that Bowdoin with- 
drew through fear of defeat and that its 
athletes are quitters. Perhaps it is well to 
stale the exact circumstances which prevented 
the Meet, not that any fair mind will be 
influenced by these heated articles, but that all 
may have a fair understanding of the matter. 
The athletic constitution of Bowdoin rules out 
all special students from class events. No man 
who is not in good and regular standing with 
a class can represent that class in any athletic 
contest. At Colby there appears to be no such 



rule, for the Freshman manager insisted upon 
entering Allen, who is pursuing special studies. 
But even then the Bowdoin Freshmen were 
anxious to have the Meet, and it would have 
been held had not the Athletic Committee of 
the college interfered. The committee decided 
not to allow the Freshmen to enter the Meet 
if Colby insisted on running Allen. This the 
latter college did, and thus the Meet had to 
be declared off. Had Bowdoin cared to act in 
other than sportsmanlike manner she could 
also have entered several special students who 
would probably have won fully as many points 
as Mr. Allen. 



' It is a matter of no small regret to us that, 
when we turn to our last number of the 
Orient, we find there an admonition adminis- 
tered to a sister college for its treatment of 
a visiting team. Bowdoin undergraduates are 
in no position to give such rebuke ; the conduct 
at the Bowdoin-Colby games on Whittier 
Athletic Field, and the treatment we accorded 
our visitors after the game, is a disgrace to the 
college. After a clean, fair game had been 
played in which we were honestly defeated, 
there was absolutely no excuse for the low 
things that were done. It showed a spirit 
neither gentlemanly nor sportsmanlike to 
attempt to steal banners or break canes, and the 
two or three who started the trouble have no 
reason to feel proud of their work. Even 
during the game there was noticeable 
"yagging" in the grand stand to which the 
Colby sympathizers made no reply. The treat- 
ment which was given us at the return game 
in Waterville showed how small in comparison 
were the actions of our own students. 

In the future let us remember that visitors 
come here expecting to receive not only ordi- 
nary civility, but even such courtesy as is 



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shown our men when they go elsewhere. If 
two or three beUigerent spirits start a quarrel, 
never take it for granted that the Bowdoin 
man is right and the others are wrong. Give 
the other men all the advantage and avoid 
trouble if possible, so that our visitors will 
remember with pleasure the treatment they 
have received at Bowdoin. There will be 
chances next fall to prove that we can be true 
sportsmen and true gentlemen. 



So much has been said during the past 
year concerning the lack of fiction in our 
library, that it seems necessary to present the 
case from another point of view, namely : 
whether it is advisable to increase to any great 
extent the number of novels already in the 
library. In the first place, let us estimate how 
many books a student can easily read and 
digest in a year. It is fair to suppose that he 
cannot read profitably more than one novel 
each week of his term-time besides doing his 
routine work of study in his regular courses. 
To read one book per week for amusement, 
relaxation, or enlightenment will require con- 
siderable time. He will need a supply of 
about forty books. 

It is a matter of fact that fifty new works 
of fiction are purchased each year ; here, then, 
is the supply for the thoughtful, digestive 
reader. He may read more than one book 
each week for some time before he exhausts 
his supply. In four years there are two 
hundred novels added to the library, which 
ought to furnish all the reading material that 
any ordinary student can encompass during 
his college course. 

In addition to this ever-increasing stock 
of new books, there are, of course,' in the 
library the standard works of fiction which 
may be read profitably by all students. If 
this large number of works be added to our 
list, we find that a student has over six 
hundred novels from which he may select 
reading material for his four-years stay. ■ Six 
hundred books or one hundred and fifty each 
year ought to satisfy even the most omniv- 



orous readers, the devourers of books. How 
many can say that they have read all of Scott, 
Dickens, Thackeray? These standard works 
of fiction could supply reading material for a 
long time. It is not truthful to say that these 
novels are not diverse enough in their material 
and style ; Charles Reade never wrote like 
Scott ; Thackeray is vastly different from 
Dickens. Every style, every subject, every 
mood and fancy can be found reflected in the 
books of our standard authors. 

The chief complaint of lack of fiction seems 
to come from those who desire the popular 
current novels as soon as they are published. 
It is impossible or at least impracticable to 
attempt to supply this demand. It would 
require as many as fifteen copies of each new 
book when it came out, in order to give every- 
body a chance to see it. Many of these 
novels, whose chief claim to fame is their 
transient popularity, are entirely forgotten in 
two or three years, so that if an attempt were 
made to meet the demand for current fiction, 
our resources would be exhausted in order to 
stock the library with books which would not 
leave the shelves for months at a time after 
their first flood-wave of popularity had passed. 



ALPHA DELTA PHI CONVENTION. 

The sixty-ninth annual convention of the 
Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity was held at Buf- 
falo, May 23, 24, and 25. The Bowdoin Chap- 
ter was represented by John H. White, '01, 
Thomas C. White, '03, and Harold R. Webb, 
'02, as delegates. Philip T. Harris, '03, 
Joseph B. Roberts, '95, Oliver Dow Smith, '98, 
Charles H. Verrill, '87, George C. DeMott, '94, 
William F. White, '97, and Robert S. Hagar, 
'97, were among the other members of the 
Bowdoin Chapter who were present. 

The convention opened Thursday, and most 
of that day was devoted to private business. 
In the evening there was a hop arranged by the 
committee of Buffalo brothers. Friday was 
also devoted to business and sight-seeing at 
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ing came the great banquet, in Iroquois Hall, 
at which Brother Hamilton Wright Mabie pre- 
sided. The hall was beautifully decorated 
with green and white, the fraternity colors, 
and the banquet was a very enjoyable affair. 
About one hundred and seventy-five were pres- 
ent. 

' Saturday after the adjournment of the last 
business meeting the brothers were taken to 
Niagara Falls, at the invitation of Brother 
Rankin, the manager of the steamship line 
whose steamers ply between Buffalo and other 
lake ports. Everything was done to make the 
company have a pleasant time, and they 
enjoyed it fully. 

Among the distinguished Alpha Delts pres- 
ent were Brother White of Ohio, who was 
introduced at the banquet as "Ohio's future 
Governor ;" and Vice-President Theodore 
Roosevelt, who, ywith his daughter, was the 
center of interest at the reception Thursday. 



IVY DAY. 

Ivy Day, June 14, dawned fair and clear, 
and though once or twice in the forenoon there 
was promise of rain, the day was as bright as 
could be desired. 

Promptly at 2.30 o'clock the Junior Class 
marched into the hall, headed by Marshal 
Watson, and took their seats upon the stage. 
The following program was then given : 





Music 


Prayer. 


Eugene R. Kelley 




Music. 


Oration. 


G. Rowland Walker 




Music. 


Poem. 


Daniel I. Gross 




Music. 




Presentations. 




Planting the Ivy. 



Before the presentations the class presi- 
dent, George E. Fogg, gave an extended 
history of the class since its eventful entry into 
Bowdoin. He spoke of the members that have 
been lost from the class, particularly of George 
B. Kenniston, whose sad fate caused sorrow 
in so many hearts. After the history, with 
brief but witty speeches Mr. Fogg introduced 



those who received gifts. Each made fit 
response in a pleasing and amusing way. The 
presentations were as follows : 

To Edward S. Anthoine, a brass medal as 
class athlete. Thomas H. Blake, the plugger 
of the class, received a slate and sponge. The 
golfer, Fred H. Dorman, was given a golf 
stick. A siren whistle was the present to 
Richard B. Dole, Calliope. Harold R. Webb 
received a dumb-bell, as a solace for being the 
class invalid. The popular man of the class, 
Sidney W. Npyes, received the time-honored 
gift of a wooden spoon. 

The planting of the ivy was attended by a 
novel feature, for there was no curator ; the 
marshal fulfilled the duties of that office, for it 
was felt by the class that it is unnecessary to 
elect a man to perform such a small and com- 
paratively insignificant duty. 

Harrison K. McCann, assisted by Eben R. 
Haley and William E. Wing, arranged . all 
things for the exercises in the afternoon, and 
also for the Hop in the evening. 

Seniors' last chapel followed immediately 
after the Junior exercises. After the usual 
scripture reading by President Hyde, the 
chapel quartette, consisting of Gibson and 
Preston, 1902, and Emerson and Archibald, 
1904, sang a hymn. Then followed the 
prayer. At the close the Senior Class, four 
abreast, with locked step under the leadership 
of Marshal John Gregson, marched out of 
chapel singing "Auld Lang Syne." This 
impressive and somewhat sorrowful ceremony 
was concluded by the cheering of the classes, 
to which prompt response was given by the 
undergraduates. 

The Ivy Hop was a brilliant affair, over 
fifty couples being present. The patronesses 
were Mrs. Wm. De W. Hyde, Mrs. Wilmot 
B. Mitchell, Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. Alfred 
Mitchell, Mrs. Leslie A. Lee, Mrs. Frank C. 
Robinson, Mrs. Charles C. Hutchins, Mrs, 
George T. Little, Mrs. Frank E. Woodruff, 
Mrs. George T. Files, Mrs. Wm. A. Hough- 
ton, Mrs. Wm. MacDonald, Mrs. H. DeF. 
Smith. 

The Boston Festival Chorus Orchestra 
played for the dance which lasted till nearly 
three o'clock. 

The dances were : 



Waltz. 


San Toy 


Two-Step. 


An Ethiopian Mardi Gras 


Waltz. 


The Singina; Girl 


Two-Step. 


Spirit of Liberty 


Schottische. 


Goo Goo Eyes 



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Two-Step. 

Waltz. 

Two-Step. 

Waltz. 

Two-Step. 

Waltz. 



Frog Puddles. 

Tales of Vienna Woods. 

Hunky Dory. 

To Thee. 

Tale of a Kangaroo. 

Bowdoin Waltzes. 



Intermission and Supper. 



Two-Step. 

Waltz. 

Two-Step. 

Waltz. 

Schottische. 

Two-Step. 

Waltz. 

Two-Step. 

Waltz. 

Two-Step. 

Waltz. 



The Mosquito Parade. 

Joys of Life. 

San Toy. 

Belle of Bohemia. 

An Innocent Maid. 

Ameer. 

Floradora. 

Frangesa. 

Story Teller. 

Jolly New York. 

Au Revoir. 



IVY POEM. 
Daniel Irving Gross. 
Out of the cold and dark and formless void, 
From swiftly moving elemental fire, 
Whirling forever in its boundless home 
In awful mass and stream and rugged spire 
Of flame, sped the far-wheeling worlds and suns. 
Shivered and trembling on their endless way. 
To fill the infinite space with teeming life. 
Making eternal night eternal day. 

On the mysterious deep the earth was swung 
In lurid beauty round its parent star. 
And through successive jeons poured its beams 
On ether tremulous in waves afar, 
Until was spent its full and radiant heat, 
Leaving a molten globe, a seething sea 
To cool its massive waters age by age. 
And shape the abode of myriad forms to be. 

Subtle the force that from the shapeless mass 
Drew rock and crystal of a perfect mould. 
That shaped the soil of deep-scarred continents 
And spreading isles for ocean to enfold 
With ever gliding billows beaten by 
The storm to speeding foam and widening roar. 
Tempestuous billows under sullen skies, 
In silence yielding on the sunny shore. 

Oh, bleak and barren land ! a destiny 

Of wondrous grandeur then became thy boon ; 

The tiny cell in secret conquered thee 

On all thy plains and stubborn hills, and soon 

With fair, majestic verdure wrapped thee round; 

The stately wood full-fibered met the gale. 

And flowing grasses filled the levels wide, 

While brook and river rippled down the vale. 

Behold the growing wilderness that falls. 
Dust upon dust within its hoary tomb ; 
Buried in deepening earth forgotten lie 
Unnumbered bones of beast that in the gloom 
Of far-off centuries in plenitude 
Fulfilled his savage day ; he, strong in strife. 
Lived well among his mates, but weakness gained 
For him the common doom of that wild life. 



Slaughter and ravin mark the awful steps 
Of nature, in her solitary course; 
Her reddened hand has smitten everywhere 
To keep the type ; out of her rich resource, 
Amid the fragrance of the new-born world. 
Came strength and fitness for the iron law 
Of power alone. No love was there to still 
The roar, the dying moan and crunching jaw. 

Higher and higher, with a nobler mien. 
She rose to do her mighty task aright; 
The lengthened way delayed not; with her might 
She labored in the long and dismal night. 
And through vast cycles of eternal change. 
Through flood and stone and flower to aid her plan. 
Through varying phases of ascending; brute. 
Forever struggled toward the conscious man. 

Full eloquent her work when first was born 

The living soul that knew its dwelling-place; - 

Dimly the glimmering thought perceived the thing 

That held it: first it gazed upon the face 

Of earth and read its strange, unwonted page. 

From whence he came primeval man knew not ; 

He only knew to live was not to die, 

And cave and quivering flesh became his lot. 

How fares he now? No more he rudely lives; 

In pleasant homes and palaces he dwells ; 

No more alone nor in a shifting clan 

He moves; with swift and shining blade he fells 

The sinking tree, and lo ! swift as the day. 

Where once in calm retreat the streamlet purled, 

A thriving city rears its lofty spires 

And feels the throbbing heart-beat of the world. 

What worship, grim and hideous in form, 
Has faded in the twilight of the years ! 
What dripping throats of victims of the flock, 
And horrid orgies with their dearth of tears. 
When human hearts from out the breast were torn. 
Upon the altar of a gruesome fane 
Whose outer marble to the innocent eye 
In purity and splendor seem to gain ! • 

Far-famed in art and eloquence and song. 

Yet Greece with trembling sought the Delphian 

shrine 
And carved immortal memories of her gods. 
She read the simple oracle and sign, 
Sent forth her bravest sons to woe and death 
At words uncertain as the fitful breeze, 
And child-like, quaked like those who in the bounds 
Of sea-girt Latium saw the Sibyl's leaves. 

Perished, long perished is the Roman bold. 

Whose stern heart quailed before the frowning 

bronze 
That spoke to him of sea and field and sun. 
The universe in outward symbol dawns 
Upon the later brain in clearer light ; 
The fears of Sinai's thunder gladly end 
At vision of unchanging law, one God, 
In whom man's faith and knowledge sweetly blend. 

Shattered, all shattered, are the wrecks gone down ; 
Crumbled to ashes thrones and templed walls ; 
And he who notes the swift and sure decay 
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Upon it with an awful, crushing weight. 
Knows well that what is seen can never stay, 
That thought unseen is constant moving far 
Behind the phantom forms of his brief day. 

He gazes on the pale face of his friend, 

That friend whom he knows not and yet does know. 

Who met the change of death whene'er it came. 

Into some unknown realm or shape to go, 

And bending to the Will immutable, 

Leading forever to some distant goal. 

He looks upon the living' who remain, 

And feels the mystery of the sentient soul. 

Traverse the realm of History, and learn 
The growth of freedom, 'gainst opposing fates. 
Behold the eastern empires I slowly fall 
"The shackles from their gaunt and famished states. 
All reeling in the fire and smoke and steel 
Of revolution. Wrung from haughty king 
Have been the larger liberties of men, 
That round the suffering spirit fondly cling. 

Into the western world the mighty tide 

Of strong humanity has swiftly come ; 

Here the despotic arm in weakness falls 

Within the free-born land of Christendom. 

The slave rejoicing saw his riven chains. 

And loved the pure, illuminating light 

That strikes along the upper, happier sky. 

When quickened souls assume their natural right. 

To the first rushing planets backward turns 
The present man, and thinks his journey far, 
And in his vigorous might forgets how near 
The beast his many deeds and purpose are ; 
For still the old and frowning front of war 
Darkens the brighter vision that appears ; 
Strong nations fell the weaker in their wrath. 
While justice waits the judgment of long years. 

( 
Oh, better days shall come ! truth shall not fade ; 
Men shall be bound in closer brotherhood. 
And peace and honest toil with favoring will. 
Shall work together for the general good. 
High reason in her just, imperial sway. 
Shall lawful rule within the royal brow. 
Beneath whose keen, commanding eye the lands 
In solemn reverence and love shall bow ! 

And we who, in the ivied walls of fame. 
Know the full lineage of our ancient race. 
Read the long records of half-formed ideals, 
Accept the law that gives the highest place 
To the great masses, ever guiding them 
In wider paths of duty; we may roll 
The stone away from the sad tombs of the past. 
And help the people to their sovereign goal. 

Fraternal bonds shall ever stronger grow : 
Hope and affection sail a lovelier sea ; 
We may be greater than our fathers were. 
And for our nobler effort there shall be 
Fresh sources pure from which the heart may draw 
To form new pictures on the living page. 
For beauteous love and mind and moral law 
Shall ever lead us in the coming age. 



ORATION. 

College Education and Business 

Capacity. 

George Rowland Walker. 

During the last twenty-five years, a profound 
transformation has taken place in the United States, 
in the organization and development of industry. 
The rapid growth and concentration of large capi- 
talistic corporations have been remarkable, in fact, 
the world has never seen anything comparable to 
the results of the modern system of transportation 
by land and water, never experienced in so short a 
time such an expansion of all that pertains to what is 
called business. Along with this increased import- 
ance of commercialism, has come naturally a greater 
recognition of the value and prominence of business 
ability, so that now the managers of our large cor- 
porations — the so-called captains of industry — have 
become the most eminent and influential men in our 
nation. The power of these men is very great. The 
president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, for instance, 
manages a corporation which earns ?II5, 000,000 a 
year, pays its chief official a salary of $30,000, and 
employs over 100.000 men. 

There are Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Mor- 
gan, Wanamaker, Gould, Sage, Armour, Leiter, and 
Marshall Field. Now, how many of these men are 
college graduates? Not one! Here are ten repre- 
sentative American men, each stamped with such 
prominence by his success that he is known by his 
surname only, for whom the average age of entering 
business proves to be seventeen years. We all know 
how the college graduate has predominated in other 
affairs — in the law, the ministry, the sciences, medi- 
cine, and politics. We know that forty-two of the 
fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence, 
one-half of our Congressmen, thirteen of the twenty- 
five Presidents, and two-thirds of our cabinet minis- 
ters, diplomats, and supreme court judges, have been 
college men. Why, then, is there such a dearth of 
them in the strictly business world? It is very evi- 
dent that the colleges in the past did not, as a gen- 
eral thing, fit men for a business career. I shall 
endeavor to show before I get through that, to-day, . 
some of the colleges are, and all of thtm should be, 
producing practical business men. 



Let us consider for a moment why the colleges 
formerly did not develop the qualities needed in busi- 
ness. The chief reason is because they did not try 
to — did not even intend to impart practical knowl- 
edge. The college curriculum was restricted to the 
so-called "humanities and liberal arts." It was 
intended that the student should "train his mind, ele- 
vate his moral nature, and refine his tastes, looking 
all the while for inspiration from the language, the 
literature, and the life of the classic past." Educa- 
tion aimed at no utilitarian end. The college was 
not a place for gaining useful knowledge, but was 
rather a place for the discipline of the higher powers 
of the student, for ethical and KSthetic culture — in 
fine, for the training of a gentleman. Thus the col- 
lege man was a theorist, pure and simple, — a man 
just as far from being practical as was possible: and 
the college education was worse than useless to a 
prospective business man. One would often hear a 
man say, "No, I shall not send my son to college 



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but shall put him into business instead." He con- 
sidered that the two had no connection one with 
the other. It was either college or business, not 
both together, one supplementing the other. 

Of course these same conditions obtain to some 
extent to-day, but there has been a great movement 
of late towards a more practical as well as a more 
liberal education for college men. The recently 
developed importance of commercialism overtopping 
all the professions and the other occupations, has 
made this movement a necessity. A business man 
to-day, must be the best and most able sort of a man 
the land can produce. The great captains of industry, 
whom I named above, although not college-bred men 
themselves, are the first to recognize the superiority 
gained by a college education, if used to the best 
advantage. Most of our colleges have caught this 
new spirit and are now seeking to teach men to "see 
things as they are, not as they ought to be," to 
develop a practical man instead of a theorist, an 
efficient man instead of a classical scholar. 

The qualities which are generally conceded to be 
essential to a successful business man are level- 
headedness, foresight, tact, and courage. When we 
speak of a man as level-headed, we mean that he has 
a clear and certain vision of things. He sees things 
as they are. But a business man, besides being able 
to see things as they are in the present, must also 
look ahead and judge what the future will be, and 
for this he needs foresight. The third cardinal trait 
of the successful business man is the power of organ- 
ization and of setting up combinations — known as 
the tactical sense. Finally, he needs courage, the 
quality that forces him into the teeth of difficulty 
and opposition, makes him calm in the face of dan- 
ger, and pushes him out into new paths to gather the 
rewards of well-risked ventures. "The field of busi- 
ness is as truly a field of heroism as that of war. 
Commercial heroes must sail into the mouth of Santi- 
ago River every day, and lone sentinels must meet 
the charging lines of business pressure with equal 
bravery." The courage belonging to contests 
between truth is somewhat different from the cour- 
age which business calls for, and which is largely a 
matter of contests between men. Such a courage is 
developed on the foot-ball field, not in the class-room. 

It is not difficult to see that all these qualities are 
those which are commonly derived from experience — 
the greatest teacher of the business man. And expe- 
-rience comes largely from contact with our fellow- 
men. This is the reason why, in my opinion, the 
small college should be more effective than the 
large in developing business men. There is so much 
more to the college life. If a fellow comes to Bow- 
doin, for instance, he knows, or should know, every- 
one in the college within three weeks, while a man 
often goes through Harvard without knowing half 
the members of his own class. Here a man has a 
chance to enter into all parts of the college life — 
athletics, music, work on the college publications, 
managing different organizations, together with the 
pursuance of the regular courses of study. Some 
of our larger universities do not profess to give a 
student much practical knowledge. They say, "We 
put a stamp on our men, which lasts them through 
life." But, oh ! how much more profitable it is to 
have a little less stamp and a little more knowl- 
edge ! 



associations that will last our lifetime. As the four 
yeacs roll on, we grow into one another's lives, we 
become better and better acquainted with one another, 
until we bless 

"The happy chance that brought us here, 
The luck that made our shoulders touch." 

And it is the college life far more than books 
which gives us experience, the prime requisite of a 
business man. We live here in a "miniature repub- 
lic." On entering, we realize that we are thrown 
upon our own resources, that the college authorities 
consider us men. Our government is of the stu- 
dents, by the students, for the students. The differ- 
ent stages which we pass through during the four 
years — the advancements and promotions which we 
receive, the prizes which we struggle for, and win 
or lose, all resemble very closely the more vital 
struggles of the future in the great republic. 

In reality a young man in passing through such 
a course has all the experience of a whole life — only 
on a small scale. One often hears of a dying man's 
saying, "Oh, if I could only live my life over again, 
I could do better." But we college .students live 
one life in four years and then have another waiting 
for us. If we have done well in the trial life, have 
won the respect and love of our fellow-students, and 
have received from them recognition of our abilities, 
so much the better can we do in the great life to 
come ; but if we have been found wanting in our 
trial, we have still a chance to redeem ourselves in 
real life. Is there any experience greater or more 
valuable than that of a lifetime, even though it be a 
miniature lifetime? Certainly not. If people could 
only realize this, our young men fittmg themselves 
for a business life would no longer omit the college 
course. 

There is one branch of this life which I want to 
mention especially as a developer of the every-day, 
humdrum qualities needed in business. That is the 
system of athletics as it Stands to-day, in all its 
modernized forms. Level-headedness, foresight, 
tact, and courage are surely essential to an athlete, 
and if a man trains himself for athletic contests he 
is bound to develop these qualities. .For excellence 
in athletics now means more than mere physical 
prowess. One must "use his head" as the expression 
is. The man of brains wins in athletics as in every- 
thing else. The lessons we learn from athletics are 
never forgotten. They show us the power of com- 
bination, of working together. They demand cool- 
ness, quickness of apprehension, and self-reliance. 
The3' teach us that over-confidence often means fail- 
ure, and that a defeat, if followed up by renewed 
efforts, often leads to great victories. An example 
of the use of adversity occurred here not long ago. 
We all remember how Colby on a "fluke" defeated 
us in foot-ball in the fall of 1899 ; but when a year 
later the time came to play them once more, what 
did we do? Every man in college said and felt, 
"we've got to rub it into those fellows this time," 
and we did, sixty-eight to nothing. We certainly 
could not have made the victory so signal without 
the stimulus of the previous defeat. The best of it 
all was that the spirit of the whole college was in 
the game. The men who shouted on the side lines 
were just as much a part of that game and just as 
influential in its final result as the players them- 
selves. 



The congenial life of the small college is surely 
an invaluable benefit. We form friendships and 



Now, turning to the strictly college work, we 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



65 



notice in the courses of study and in the manner of 
conducting the college exercises a change towards a 
more practical education. The plan of elective 
courses is perhaps the most important innovation. 
It enables a student to specialize, to put all his 
energy into just that kind of study which leads 
toward his future work. The old idea of compellmg 
students to plug away on Greek and Latin, when 
their tastes led them in another direction, is all gone 
by. Then, too, the requirements for admission to 
college, have been established on an elective basis. 
One can now enter college without knowing one 
Greek letter from another, and the time is soon- 
coming when the degrees of A.B. will not necessa- 
rily embody any knowledge of the dead languages. 
In the extension and creation of such practical 
courses as those in Political Economy, Politics, Gov- 
ernment, etc., a great deal has been done in the right 
way. Political Economy is defined as the "Science 
of Wealth."- How can a man hope to obtain wealth, 
unless he knows the science of getting it? All these 
changes toward the practical, are sure to encourage 
prospective business men to look with more favor 
on a college course. 

And now it may not be out of the way to offer a 
few suggestions to college men who intend to enter 
business, as to how they may use to the best advan- 
tage their extra knowledge and training. In the 
first place, do not get the idea into your head that 
under the new conditions of consolidation your 
chances of success and of rising in the world are 
less favorable than under the old competitive regime. 
This is a mistaken idea. On the contrary, your 
chances are more promising than ever before. 
To-day business is a science, and the scientifically- 
equipped man is the one who will succeed. You are 
coming into business with a disciplined mind and 
with a taste for research and investigation, — which 
means everything in modern business. 

Then, you must begin at the bottom. The failure 
to realize the importance of this fact, has blasted the 
hopes of hundreds of college men entering business. 
Do not have too much conceit and self-assurance 
over your alleged superiority. In the eyes of the 
industrial world you are not superior to the lowest 
grade workman until you have proved that you are. 
Don't rely on a "pull," for the age of nepotism is 
past. Just start in at the lowest notch and work up. 

There is one thing certain, unless you begin at 
the bottom you can never reach the top. The great 
leaders nowadays are from the rank and file. The 
recently elected president on the New York Central 
Railroad started in as a switch-man on that road. 



Do not be afraid of working over hours. Your 
pay for extra time comes to you in the way of added 
knowledge of your business. "Every decade brings 
shorter hours to those who merely work, but to 
those who would succeed there is no time table." 
Do not be discouraged at failure and defeat. If you 
are going to attempt great things, remember you are 
"starting on a trunk-line and that all continental 
trunk-lines have tunnels here and there. But these 
tunnels are black with only temporary gloom. It is 
only the short roads that do not run through the 
mountains." 

In closing, I want to urge all college men who 
are looking forward to a business career, to enter 
with earnestness into college life in all its various 



paths, be an athlete, take an active interest in all 
the college publications, and in all the college organ- 
izations. Live the miniature lifetime for all it is 
worth. Although all our colleges — ^especially the 
small ones — are doing a great deal in this way of 
practical education there is a chance, for still more 
improvement. The business men of to-day can well 
lay claim to the title of "Master of Arts," and the 
time is not far distant when we shall be able to find as 
large a percentage of college men among the great 
captains of industry as we now do among our legis- 
lators, our lawyers, and our ministers. 

The small college, in particular, ought to take 
this new movement to heart, and consider the impart- 
ing of practical knowledge as one of its prime func- 
tions. For the small college just fills the bill for 
the business man. Such a man does not need a 
university education of extended study of Greek 
roots, nor a university life where he would not know 
his next-door neighbor. Such a man has no use for 
the "Harvard" stamp. What he needs and what he 
must have is the practical education and the valuable 
experience derived from the pleasant, instructive, 
and congenial life of the small college. 



CLASS ODE. 

Perez Benjamin Merrill. 

[Air — There's Music in the Air.] 

With fragrance all around. 
Wafted by the sweet June wind, 
Fair Summer smiles again. 
On the waiting heart and mind. 
Now we plant the ivy here, 
Emblem of our hope and cheer, 
Vine that ever will recall 
Mem'ries of the stately hall. 

As upward high it climbs 
Rising to the purer light. 
May we ascend for aye 
To the realms of love and right. 
Though may fall the aging stone 
Urged by time and tempest's moan. 
Beauty, Friendship still will gain. 
Like the tendrils that remain. 



Notices. 

Commencement Week. 

Sunday. June 23 — The baccalaureate sermon by 
the President in the Congregational Church at 4 

P.M. 

Monday, June 24 — The Junior prize declamation 
in Memorial Hall at 8 p.m. 

Tuesday, June 25 — The class-day exercises of 
the graduating class in Memorial Hall at 10- a.m., 
and under the Thorndike oak at 3 p.m. Concert on 
the green at 8 p.m. Senior promenade in Memorial 
Hall at 9 P.M. 

Wednesday, June 26 — The graduating exercises 
of the Medical School of Maine in Memorial' Hall 
at 9 a.m. The annual address will be delivered by 
Augustus F. Moulton, Esq., of Portland. 



66 



BOWDOiN OEiENT. 



The annual meeting of the Maine Historical 
Society in Cleaveland lecture room at g a.m. 

The annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa fra- 
ternity in Adams Hall at 4 p.m. 

The reception by the President and .Mrs. Hyde 
in Memorial Hall from 8 to 10 p.m. 

Thursday, June 27 — The annual meeting of the 
Alumni Association in Memorial -Hall at 9 a.m. 

The Commencement exercises in the Congrega- 
tional Church at 10.30 a.m., followed by Commence- 
ment dinner in the Gymnasium. 

Friday, June 28 — Examination of candidates for 
admission to the College at Cleaveland lecture room, 
Massachusetts Hall, at 8.30 a.m. 



CAMPUS CHflT. 

The entertainments at Merrymeeting began Mon- 
day evening. 

Bowdoin 6, Bates 3, and on Ivy Day, too — 
another old Bowdoin tradition destrovtd! 

Several of the students attended a "Barn Dance" 
given by the Universalist Sunday-school at Auburn, 
June 6th. 

The statistical summary of the base-ball season, 
with the individual averages, together with the photo- 
graphs of the team, is to be printed in Spalding's 
Base-Ball Guide for 1902. 

Gibson, '02, and Farnsworth, '03, will attend the 
annual convention of Theta Delta Chi as delegates of 
the Bowdoin Charge. The convention is held at 
Buffalo the first week in July. 

Kyes, '96, who now has a position as Assistant 
Professor of Anatomy in the University of Chicago, 
has been in Brunswick for the past ten days. He 
will shortly sail for Europe to pass the summer. 

Professor and Mrs. L. A. Lee, who attended com- 
mencement exercises at Bryn Mawr, where their 
daughter, Miss Sylvia, was graduated, were unex- 
pectedly called home by'the illness of their son Rich- 
ard, who has scarlet fever. 

The first anniversary of the 1903 banner on the 
chapel-spire was celebrated, June 7th, by one of the 
Sophomores chalking the class numerals between 
two windows of South Winthrop, which inscription 
it will take the rains of months to erase. 

The Alumni have nominated the following four 
candidates from which they are to select a member 
of the Board of Overseers this month ; William J. 
Curtis, '75, Lawyer, New York City ; Clarence B. 
Burleigh, '87, Editor, Augusta ; Weston Lewis, '72, 
Banker, Gardiner ; William T. Cobb, 'yy. Manu- 
facturer, Rockland. Two vacancies in the board of 
Trustees are also to be filled by that body this Com- 
mencement. 

The managers of the New England League are 
signing several college players for the coming sum- 
mer. Bacon, 1900, captain of last year's Bowdoin 
team, is considered Lowell's best pitcher ; Towne oi 
Bates has recently signed with the Lewiston league 
team ; Clark, captain of the U. of M. team last year, 
is catching for Bangor and is one of the best back- 
stops in the league ; and Newenham of Colby, it is 
understood, will be with Portland as soon as he 
graduates. 



AThiLETICS. 



Columbia ii, Bowdoin G. 

The Columbia University base-ball team made a 
trip through New England, recently, playing Bow- 
doin at Portland, Saturday, June 8th. The game 
was the slowest of the season. The Columbia fel- 
lows were naturally rather used up, though in much 
better condition than when Bates defeated them the 
afternoon before. 

Bowdoin lost because its eight hits were not 
enough to overcome the lead Columbia won by 
bunching ten of its hits with a total of fifteen in 
three innings. Bowdoin played a good up-hill 
game after its pitcher had steadied down, but it was 
too late. Only one of Bowdoin's three errors was 
serious ; the game was won for Columbia and lost 
by us solely because of the hitting. 

For Columbia Henriquez was conspicuous both at 
bat and in the field, until forced to retire because of 
a broken finger. Armstrong had the most chances 
and accepted all but one of them cleanly. He cov- 
ered a great deal more territory than the ordinary 
second baseman, and was particularly quick in catch- 
ing base-runners off second base by signal to catcher 
and pitcher. 

For Bowdoin the most conspicuous fielding was 
done in center field, where Stanwood spoiled foui 
good flies. Although making one error. Parker fielded 
rn general cleanly. At bat Pratt and Parker had two 
hits each, bringing in runs twice. Oakes and Stan- 
wood got two-baggers. The Columbia captain 
picked out Cloudman to run for Greene, and the 
big fellow limped out to first ; but Greene gave him 
no chance to run. 

Mr. Hassett for the third time proved himself a 
good umpire. In this respect the college is more 
fortunate than it has sometimes been in the past. 

The score : 

Bowdoin. 
ab r bh tb po a e 

Nevers, ib 4 I o o 10 o o 

Pratt, p., 2b. 4 2 2 2 o 3 I 

Havey, ss 4 o i i o 

Parker, 3b 4 2 2 3 i 2 i 

Greene, rf 3 o o o o o o 

Stanwood, cf 4 i i 2 4 o o 

Coffin, If 3 o o o o 

Blanchard, c 4 o i i 7 o o 

Bly, 2b I o I I I I 

Oakes, p 3 o i 2 2 i 

Cloudman* i o o o o o 

35 6 8 II 24 9 3 



Columbia. 



Donahue, ss 4 

Milke, ib.(Capt.). . s 
Marcus, cf.. 3b. . . . 5 

Henrique/, 3b 2 

Armstrong, 2b. . . . 5 

Wund, If 4 

O'Neil, rf 3 

Goodman, c 4 



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67 



Gearin, p 5 

Bartow, cf 3 



39 II 14 19 2^ 10 4 
*Cloudman batted for Coffin in the ninth. 

SCORE BY INNINGS. 

123456789 

Columbia o 2 5 2 o o o 2 x — 11 

Bowdoin i 2 i o i 1 o — 6 

Bases stolen — Pratt, Parker (3), Stanwood; 
Columbia 6. Two-base hits — Parker, Stanwood, 
Oakes ; Henriquez, Bartow. Sacrifice hit — Greene. 
Home run — Wund. Bases on balls — bv Oakes 3, by 
Pratt I. Hit by pitched ball— O'Neil ijy Pratt, Bar- 
tow by Oakes. Struck out — by Pratt 4. by Oakes 2, 
by Gearin 10. Passed balls — Blanchard (2). Time — 
2 h. 30 min. Umpire — Hassett of Portland. 
Attendance, 400. Old rules used, 

Colby 4, Bovvdoin 2. 

Unlike the first Bates game it cannot be said of 
the game with Colby on Whittier Field, June 5, 
that it was a game satisfactory to winners and to 
losers alike. The game Wednesday was a good 
game, in that it was a very close game ; and so far 
as the result .goes it was a satisfactory game to the 
Waterville College; but for Bowdoin it was an exas- 
perating game. 

The weather was clear and warm, and because 
of the recognized importance of this game in deciding 
the Maine championship there was a large crowd of 
both Colby and Bowdoin sympathizers on the field 
when Mr, Hassett called the game at three o'clock. 
Colby was first at the bat, and by a succession of 
three singles and a base on balls scored three ruijs 
in the first inning. Oakes allowed only two more 
hits in the entire game, one of which was a home 
run : but this lead of three runs won the game, for 
Bowdoin was unable to score "except in the third, 
when two hits, a double steal, and an error by Pike 
let in two runs. 

But if the scoring was all in the first of the game, 
the excitement lasted through the whole game; and 
it was only by the narrowest margin that more 
scoring was not done at several times. Bowdoin got 
men on bases by Colby errors several times, but 
could not bring them in by a timely hit; while ■every 
inning after the second ended with several Colby 
men on bases prevented from scoring for the reason 
that Colby, also, could not hit. How so many men 
reached first is seen easily when the two error 
columns are consulted. Bowdoin's loose playing until 
there were one or two Colby men on bases, and 
then sharp playing until the side was retired, was 
particularly noticeable. 

For Bowdoin Pratt had most of the fielding to do, 
and did it in a rather erratic manner, making sev- 
eral very pretty plays, and several bad errors. Stan- 
wood, as usual, gathered in some impossible flies, — 
the sigh of satisfaction on the grand stand when a 
fly starts for the outfield is quite apparent. Havey 
had a few chances, and took them all. 

For Colby the right-fielder, Leighton, was the 
star. He got four flies, one of them a one-handed 
catch of a hit that Havey intended for a two-bagger. 
Jvfewenham pitched with a form gained by a half- 



decade of college base-ball playing, and fielded his 
position well. In the ninth Cloudman batted a ball 
into his hand, and there was a race for first between 
them. Newenham. with ten yards start, got it by a 
foot. Allen got a home run over the fence, though 
he struck out twice. 
The score : 

Bowdoin. 



Nevers, ib 4 

Parker, 3b 3 

Havey. ss 4 

Pratt, 2b 4 

Greene, rf 4 

Stanwood, cf 3 

Coffin. If 3 

Blanchard, c 3 

Oakes, p i 

Cloudman,* i 



32 2 3 27 9 7 
*Cloudman batted for Stanwood in the ninth. 



Colby. 



Rice. 3b S 

Saunders, If 4 

Newenham, p. (Capt.).. 5 

Meserve, cf 5 

Cowing, c 4 

Teague, ib 5 

Pike, 2b 4 

Allen, ss 3 

Leighton, rf 3 



S 



27 II 



SCORE BY INNINGS, 

123456789 

Colby 3 o o I o o o o — 4 

Bt>wdoin o o 2 o o o o o — 2 

Bases stolen — Nevers, Parker. Blanchard (2), 
Leighton. Home run — Allen. Bases on balls — by 
Oakes 4. Hit by pitched ball — Parker. Struck out — 
by Newenham 4, by Oakes 8. Passed ball — Blanch- 
ard. Time — i h. 25 m. Umpire — Hassett of Port- 
land. Old rules used. Attendance — 500. 

Colby 20, Bowdoin 12. 

Colby won the championship of Maine by defeat- 
ing Bowdoin at Waterville. June 12, 20 to 12. It 
was a game of which High School teams might be 
proud, and as showing what a hitting game is like 
it was interesting to watch. But it wasn't base-ball. 
Such an exhibition of hitting has not been seen in 
Maine college games since the old days of under- 
hand pitching. All three pitchers were abused, but 
Newenham managed to keep Bowdoin's hits a little 
more scattered so that Colby won easily. Newen- 
ham himself led in the hitting, with the phenomenal 
record of two three-baggers, two two-baggers and 
a single out of five times at bat. For Bowdoin, 
Havey, Pratt, and Nevers led in batting, and Par- 
ker in fielding. The team was changed several 
times, to substitute one pitcher for the other, and 
remove Blanchard because of a sore finger. 

Colby had a celebration after the game, with 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



procession and speeches. It was entirely devoid of 
unsportsmanlike conduct, however. 
The score : 

BOWDOIN. 



Nevers, ib 6 

Pratt, 2b., p 6 

Havey, ss 5 

Parker, 3b 5 

Greene, rf., c 4 

Stan wood, cf 5 

Bly, If., 2b 5 

Blanchard, c 3 

Oakes, p 2 

Coffin, If 2 

Cloudman, If., rf . . 3 

46 



16 26 27 



Rice, 3b . 5 

Saunders, If 6 

Newenham, p 5 

Meserve, cf 6 

Cowing, c 6 

Teague, ib 5 

Pike, 2b 5 

Allen, ss 5 

Leighton, rf 6 



Colby. 

R 

4 
4 
4 



49 20 21 34 27 13 7 

Score by innings : 

12345 ('789 

Bowdoin o o o 5 3 o 4 0—12 

Colby 3 o 6 i 3 o 4 3 0—20 

Bases stolen— Nevers, Pratt, Havey, Parker, 
Stanwood ; Colbv 7. Two-base hits — Nevers, Coffin, 
Saunders (2), Newenham (2), Allen (2), Pike. 
Three-base hits— Pratt (2), Havey, Cloudman. Rice, 
Newenham (2). Bases on balls — by Oakes 3, by 
Pratt 2, by Newenham i. Struck out — by Pratt 2, 
by Oakes i, by Newenham 6. Passed balls — Blanch- 
ard, Greene, Cowing, each i. Time — 2 h. 20 m. 
Umpire — Hassett of Portland. Attendance — 400. 
Last year's rules. 

BowDoiN 6, Bates 3. 

Bowdoin won the Ivy Day ball game for the 
first time in years, if not the first time on record, 
and brought to a successful close the season of 1901 
by defeating Bates 6 to 3, June 14. The pitching of 
Oakes and the timely batting of the Bowdoin team in 
the third inning won the day. Bates played loosely 
in the field, while Bowdoin made only one error in 
the first eight innings. 

The game was interesting throughout. A large 
crowd of Bates supporters helped to make the cheer- 
ing lively. The liveliest incident of the game was 
Cloudman's attempt to sprint to first ahead of a 
grounder which Towne fumbled. He got his base, 
too. For Bates the fielding of Captain Deane and 
the batting of Bucknam were the features. 

The score ; 

Bowdoin. 
ab r bh tb po a e 

Nevers, lb 4 i 2 3 8 i i 

Pratt, 2b 4 I 2 2 3 I I 

Havey, gs S ! o P ? j o 



Parker, ,3b 5 

Greene, rf 3 

Stanwood, cf 4 

Blanchard, c 3 

Cloudman, If 4 

Bly, If o 

Oakes, p 4 

36 



Bates. 



AB 



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Allen, ss 4 I I i i 

Stone, c s -o o 8 

Smith, cf 3 I o o 2 

Bucknam, If 4 o 2 3 i 

Clason, 3b 4 0222 

Munroe, lb 4 o o 7 

Deane, 2b 4 o i i 3 

Cole, rf 4 o o o o 

Towne, p 4 i o o o 

36 3 6 7 24 

SCORE BY INNINGS. 

I 2 .3 4 5 6 7 

Bowdoin o o 3 o o o o 

Bates o o o o o o o 



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Nevers, M. '03,1b. 11 .390 .9T4 



Parker, '01, 3b. . 


11 


.295 . 


.800 


Greene, '03, r.f.,c. 


9 


.286 


.778 


Havey, '03, s.s. 


11 


.277 


.818 


Pratt, '01, 2b., p. 


11 


.273 


.811 


(Capt.) 








Blanchard, '03, c. 


11 


.20.5 


.916 


Stanwood, '02, c.f. 


11 


.176 


.920 


(Manager.) 








Oakes, '04, p. 


9 


.111 


.885 


Coffin, '03, l.f. . 


10 


.086 


.826 



'Varsity Substitutes. 

Dana, '03, r.f . . . 4 .000 .667 

Bly, sp., 2b., l.f. . 3 .333 .833 

Cloudman, '01, l.f., r.f. 4 .111 1.000 2 



There were three other substitutes, who played in 
one game each, — Willey, '01, Martin, '04, and Con- 
ners, '03. 

There were eleven games played, of which 5 were 
won and 6 lost. 

The batting average of the whole team was .212 ; 
fielding average, .852; bases stolen, 46; 13 two- 
baggers; II three-baggers; a home run by Havey; 
and sacrifice hits one each by Pratt, Coffin, Parker, 
Greene, and Oakes. 

Oakes pitched in 9 games, of which 4 were won 
and S lost, a percentage of .444. He struck out 48 
men, gave 26 bases on balls, and hit 7 batsmen. 
Pratt pitched in S games, 2 of which were won, an 
average of .400. He struck out 22, gave six bases 
on balls, and hit 3 batsmen. The batting average of 
opponents off Oakes was .254, off Pratt, .290, — both 
considerably better than Bowdoin's own team aver- 



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69 



■age. 84 Bowdoin men struck out, 6 were hit, and 
26 got bases on balls. Blanchard had g passed balls, 
and Greene one. There were no wild pitches. The 
old rules were used in eight of the eleven games. 

There was no Maine College League this year, 
but as each college had two games with the others 
it is natural to figure out the standing of the teams. 
Colby wins first place easily, losing but one game. 
Bowdoin is a close second. U. of M. third, and 
Bates last. Bates and U. of M. had one game which 
was cancelled, but it could not affect the standing 
of either team. The statement is as follows : 



Won 

.Colby 5 

Bowdoin 4 

University of Maine 2. 

Bates 



Lost. Per cent. won. 

1 -833 

2 .667 

3 -400 
S .000 



It may be interesting to summarize the record of 
Bowdoin players for the six Maine college games 
alone. The batting and fielding averages for these 
six games are as follows : 

Games. Batting ave. 

Nevers 6 .407 

Havey 6 .393 

Greene 6 .320 

Pratt 6 .308 

Parker 6 .308 

Stanwood 6 .240 

Blanchard ..... 6 .136 

Coffin 5 .125 

Oakes 5 .111 



Bly 2 .200 

Cloudman 3 .125 



949 
844 
778 
824 
736 
917 
927 
837 
87s 

■750 
1. 000 



Stolen 

bases. 

4 



Total, 



Av., .243 Av., 



42 



Oakes pitched in five of the Maine games, three 
of which were victories, a percentage of .600. He 
struck out 33 men, and gave 18 bases on balls. Pratt 
pitched in two of these games, one being a victory. 
He struck out 8, and gave 4 bases on balls. The 
batting average of opponents off Oakes was .212, 
off Pratt .367. both high averages. 41 Bowdoin 
men struck out, 14 were given bases on balls, and 
3 hit by pitched ball. Blanchard had 5 passed balls 
and Greene one. The old rules were used in just 
half of the games. It will be seen that the explana- 
tion of our winning so many of the Maine games is 
because the team which went down before Stillman's 
high ball and Varney's slow curves found the Maine 
pitchers very successfully, while the Maine teams 
with the exception of one game, could no nothing 
with Oakes. 

Clement F. Robinson, Scorer. 



OBITUARY. 

ALVIN C. DRESSER. 
It is no mere sense of duty that leads the class- 
mates of the late Alvin C. Dresser to join in a brief 
memorial in testimony of the esteem and affection 
we had for him. His marked ability, his cordial, 
kindly spirit, his genuine, unassuming manliness, 
won for him the respect and liking of all. By his 
early death his class has lost one of its best and 
pblest members ; his Alma Mater, a most loyal alum- 



nus; and the State a promising and useful citizen. 
As representatives of those who knew him best dur- 
ing his college course, we desire to unite in express- 
ing our appreciation of his worth and our sorrow 
for his loss. 

H. S. Card, 

J. Williamson, Jr., 

W. H. Bradford, 

R. S. Thomes, 

A. W. TOLMAN, 

For the Class of 1888. 



ALUMNI. 

1900. — Harry Bacon has been playing professional 
base-ball with the New England League this month. 
.Following is a sample of the praise he has been 
receiving : 

Lowell has landed a grand good ball player in 
Bacon, who pitched against Portland yesterday. 
Bacon is a Bowdoin man and made an enviable record 
at Brunswick both as a base-ball and foot-ball 
player. In addition to being a first-class twirler he 
is also a star infielder and strong hitter. It wouldn't 
be a bad idea for Lowell to play him every day. — 
Portland Argus. 

The Orient is indebted to J. C. Pearson, secre- 
tary of the Class of 1900, for the following directory, 
corrected to June i : 

Percy Andrus Babb, mining engineer, Minas 
Delores y Anexas, Metahuala, San Luis Potosi, Mex- 
ico (June, '01). Home add. Bridgton, Me. 

Harry Oliver Bacon, with Boston Safe Deposit 
and Trust Co., 87 P. O. Square, Boston, Mass. 
(Mar., 01). Home add. 42 Washington St., Natick. 

John Russell Bass, with G. H. Bass & Co.. shoe 
manufacturers, Wilton, Me. (July, '00). 

Harry Annesley Beadle, pastor Congregational 
church, Franklin, Conn. (Feb., 01). Home add. 89 
Pratt Street. Hartford. 

Charles Eugene Hill Beane, student, Maine Medi- 
cal School (Dec, 00). Add. Brunswick, Maine. 
Home add. Hallowell. 

Joseph Pitman Bell, student. Harvard Law 
School (Sept., '00). Add. 55 Hammond St., Cam- 
bridge, Mass. Home add. 65 Bartlett St., Andover. 

Cliiford Sawyer Bragdon, principal Ashland' 
(Mass.) high school (Sept., '00). 

Harry Thompson Burbank, private tutor, Exeter, 
N. H. Add. Pine Street. 

Albro Leonard Burnell, law student, with Calvin 
E. Woodside, Portland, Me. (Oct., '00). Add. S1Y2 
Exchange St. Home add. 176 Coyle St., Woodfords. 

Robert Franklin Chapman, travelling abroad 
(Dec, '00). At present in France. Home add. 375 
Spring Street, Portland, Me. 

.'\lbert Warren Clarke, instructor in German and 
physical training. Westerleigh Collegiate Institute, 
West New Brighton, S. I., New York (Oct. '00). 
Home add. Damariscotta, Me. 

Henry George Clement, principal Boothbay (Me.) 
high school (Sept., '00). Home add. West Gorham. 

Burton Melville Clough, principal Brownville 
(Me.) high school (Sept., '00). Home add. North 
Sebago. 

Henry Woodbury Cobb, teaching Latin and Eng- 



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lish, Bath (Me.) high school {Sept., oo). Add. 123 
North St. 

George Bicknel! Colesworthy, student. Harvard 
CoHege, class of 1901 (Sept., '00). Add. 63 Gorham 
St., Cambridge, IV'Iass. Home add. 19 Revere St., 
Woodfords, Me. 

Robert Seaver Edwards, student, Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass., chemistry 
(Sept.', '00). Add. 24 Newbury St. Home add. 14 
Harris Ave., Jamaica Plain. 

Percy Clififord Giles, principal Denmark (Me.) 
high school (Sept., '00). Home add. Boothbay. 

George Flavins Goodspeed, with Wilton (Me.) 
woolen mills (July, '00). 

George Bradford Gould, sub-master Lawrence 
Academy, Groton, Mass. (Nov., '00). Home add. 
47 Academy St., Bath, Me. 

Harry Howard Hamlen, with Am. Telephone & 
Telegraph Co., Pittsburg, Pa. (Jan., '01). Add. 7600 
Frankstown Ave. Home add. 20 Pleasant St., 
Augusta, Me. 

Archie James Hamlin, teaching Greek and Latin, 
Coe's Academy, Northwood Center, N. H. (Sept., 
'00). Home add. Brunswick. Me. 

Simon Moulton Hamlin, principal Greeley Insti- 
tute, Cumberland Center, Me. (Sept., 00). Home 
add. Sebago. . 

Samuel Pope Harris, with Kidder, Peabody & 
Co., bankers, 113 Devonshire St.. Boston, Mass. 
(Nov., 00). 

Elbert Bradlee Holmes, teaching Latin, Bruns- 
wick (Me.) high school (Feb.. '01). 

Ernest Leon Jordan, principal Kezar Falls (Me.) 
high school (May, 01). Home add. 163 Winter St., 
Auburn, Me. 

James Frederick Knight, law student, with 
Joseph E. Moore, Rockland, Me. (Sept., '00). 

Frederick Crosby Lee, student. General Theo- 
logical Seminary, Chelsea Sq.. New York City 
(Sept.. 00). Home add. New Castle, Me. 

Alfred Watts Lavensaler, student. Harvard Law 
School (Sept., '00). Add. 55 Hammond St., Cam- 
bridge, Mass. Home add. Thomaston. Me. 

Harry Clinton McCarty, in division of manufac- 
tures, census office, Washington, D. C. (May, '00). 
Add. Census Office. Home add. Box 37, Westbrook, 
Me. 

Islay Francis McCormick. principal Boothbay 
Harbor (Me.) high school (Sept., '00). 

- Fred Bean Merrill, law student, with Herrick & 
Park. Bethel. Me. (July, 00). 

Philip Mason Palmer, with Ha,skell Silk Co., 
Westbrook. Me. (Jan., 01). 

James Richardson Parsons, law student, with 
Bird & Bradley, 188 Middle St., Portland, Me. (Oct., 
00). Home add. Yarmouth. 

Joseph Cleaveland Pearson, assistant in physics, 
Bowdoin College (Sept., '00). Add. Brunswick, Me. 

William Vose Phillips, teaching. So. Brewer 
(Me.) grammar school (Jan., '01). 

Charles Hagan Potter, assistant. South St. gram- 
mar school, Bath, Me. (Sept., '00). Add 218 Wash- 
ington St. 

Philip Lowell Pottle, with International Paper 
Co., Rumford Falls, Me. (Dec, '00). Home add. 51 
Howe Street, Lewiston. 

Henry Herbert Randall, principal Waldoboro 
(Me.) high school (Apr., '01). Home add. Farm- 
ington. - 

Clarence Cromwell Robinson, secretary boys' dept. 
Y, M, C. A., Trenton, N. J. (May, '01). Add. 42 S. 



Clinton Ave. Home add. 38 So. Main St., Brewer, 
Me. 

Chenev Dexter Rowell, with Westinghouse Elec- 
tric & Mfg. Co., Pittsburg, Pa. (Aug., '00). Add. 
529 Jeanette St., Wilkinsburg. Home add. 11 Pleas- 
ant Street, Berlin, N. H. 

. George Wilkins Russell, student. New England 
Conservatory of Music, Boston, Mass. (Sept., '00). 
Add. 762 Tremont St. Home add. Kearsarge, N. H. 

Henry Augustus Shorey, Jr., junior member of 
the firm H. A. Shorey & Son, proprietors and pub- 
lishers of the Bridgton (Me.) News (Oct., '00). 

Frank Melville Sparks, instructor in English and 
director of athletics, Michigan Military Academy, 
Orchard Lake, Mich. (Apr., '01). 

Louis Mahlon Spear, student. Harvard Medical 
School (Sept., '00). Add. 24 Newbury St., Boston, 
Mass. Home add. 39 Dresden Ave., Gardiner, Me. 

Everett Birney Stackpole, student. Harvard 
Graduate School, economics (Sept., '00). Add. 48 
Trowbridge St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Arthur Weston Strout, student, Maine Medical 
School (Dec, 00). Add. 185 Maine St., Brunswick, 
Me. Home add. 66 School St.. Gardiner. 

Malcom Cameron Sylvester, assistant instructor, 
Perkins Institute for the Blind, So. Boston, Mass. 
(Sept., '00). Home add. N. Bridgton, Me. 

Fred Uriah Ward, teaching Greek and English, 
Bucksport (Me.) Seminary (Sept., '00). Home 
add- Cherryfield. 

James Plaisted Webber, teaching Greek and ora- 
tory, Bath (Me.) high school (Dec, '00). Add. 900 
Washington St. 

Harold Preston West, at home, 201 Center St., 
Auburn, Me. Appointed first assistant, Brunswick 
(Me.) grammar school for 1900-igoi ; obliged to give 
up work in April on account of illness. 

Joseph Walker Whitney, with Kendall & Whit- 
ney, agricultural merchants. Federal St., Portland, 
Me. (Sept., 00). Add. 365 Spring St. 

Charles Glidden Willard, principal Fryeburg 
(Me.) Academy (Sept., '00). Home add. New 
Castle. 

Edmund Percy Williams, principal of New 
Gloucester (Me.) high school (May, '00). Home 
add. Topsham. 

Arthur Brooks Wood, student, Boston School of 
Pharmacy (Sept., 00). Add. 150 St. Botolph St., 
Boston Mass. Home add. 473 Cumberland St., 
Portland, Me. 

William Billings Woodbury, teaching mathematics 
and sciences, Bucksport (Me.) Seminary (Sept., 
'00). Home add. 163 Stevens Ave., Woodfords. 

MARRIAGES. 

1. A. , B. Wood and Mabel Frances Fairbanks, 
Wollaston, Mass., January 14, 1901. 

2. F. U. Ward and Katherine M. Coffin, Addi- 
son, Maine, Feb. 23, igoi. 

SUMMARY. 

Location. — Maine 31 ; Massachusetts 13 ; New 
Hampshire 2 ; New York 2 ; Pennsylvania 2 ; Con- 
necticut, I ; New Jersey i ; Michigan i ; Washington, 
D. C. 1 ; San Luis Potosi, Mex. i ; and i abroad. 

Occupation.— 25 are teaching ; 10 are engaged in 
various branches of business; 15 are pursuing 
advanced study, as follows ; Law 6. Medicine 3, 
Economics I, Music i. Chemistry i. Theology i. 
Pharmacy i. General i, and 5 are engaged in miscel- 
laneous occupations, viz. Civil Service I, Preaching 
I, Mining I, Y. M, C. A. work I, Traveling i. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

COMMENCEMENT NUMBER. 



Vol. XXXI. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JUNE 27, 1901. 



No. 9. 



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BY THE STUDENTS OF 

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Assistant Business Manager. 

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Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

It is not our expectation to give much 
news to our subscribers in this issue of the 
Orient. But. it has always been the custom 
to preserve in the Commencement number a 
record of the happenings during the week of 
graduation. Indeed, this is the only place 
where such a record is kept for reference or 
interest in the future. Therefore with this 
idea in view w.e have made as careful report 
of the exercises as possible, giving in full most 
of the speeches delivered. If our readers find 
here what is not interesting, let them omit it; 
if, on the other hand, they are interested, we 
hope that our efforts have not been in vain. 

When this number comes out, another 
class will have been graduated from the col- 
lege and more names added to the already 



long list of Bowdoin alumni. We wish every 
kind of success to those who now go out to 
struggle with the world ; we feel sure that their 
life in Bowdoin has prepared them to cope 
better with outside troubles and hardships; 
and we hope that in the future, as alumni, 
they will every one of them return to their 
Alma Mater to celebrate the week just passed. 



It has been announced that, at last, per- 
mission has been granted to hold one Junior 
Assembly in Memorial Hall. It has been felt 
for several years by all undergraduates that 
these three college dances should be held on 
college grounds ; it is rather painful to bring 
people from out of town here to a college 
assembly and be obliged to go to the Town 
Hall for the event. Memorial Hall gives 
better accommodations and saves considerable 
expense, besides giving the assemblies a tone 
not to be gained in any other way. On the 
other hand there are valid objections to using 
the hall. Some expense is entailed in prepar- 
ing the hall for an assembly and there has 
always been more or less of a feeling that the 
hall is not a place to be used for such purposes. 
In the last fifteen years, however, many recep- 
tions and dances have taken place there, so 
that this last barrier is taken away. The 
question would Ije entirely settled by a ncAv 
gymnasium with a large, smooth floor. 



The Annual Report of President Hyde to 
the Boards contains a page or two of great 
interest to members and friends of the Bow- 
doin Christian Association. He recommends 
that the income of the Collins Professorship, 
be made more practically effective toward the 
purpose for which the fund was given, which 
was to encourage religious life among the 
students by personal work. He suggests that 



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for this purpose a young graduate be chosen 
as general secretary of the Y. M. C. A., such 
a man as Brown and Amherst have, who could 
give his whole personal energy to making the 
Association an active force in college life. 
The Association here has suffered, as Presi- 
dent Hyde says, many "ups and downs," due 
largely to the necessary irregularity of the 
efforts which its leaders can make. A gen- 
eral secretary, by giving his whole time to the 
work, could give it a permanence and a recog- 
nized place in college affairs which would be 
understood and respected. Bowdoin alumni, 
numbering many ministers of the gospel, and 
many more interested deeply in religious life, 
deplore the desultory influence of the Bow- 
doin Association as compared with other col- 
lege associations no older but made firmer by 
such outside help. Next year the Associa- 
tion is to have quarters in the chapel worthy 
of its high aims. This will arouse interest in 
its work. The appointment of the general 
secretary would allow this interest to be held 
and made practically operative. As a theory 
almost every man in college respects the 
Christian Association. If the recommenda- 
tion of President Hyde is granted, so that Y. 
M. C. A. work can be exhibited as a systema- 
tized influence, the theory will yield to practice 
as it will never do without such reinforcement. 



COMMENCEMENT. 



Abstract^ of Baccalaureate Sermon by 
President, Hyde, Sunday^, June 230. 



Investment in the Unconscious. 

And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a 
man should cast seed upon the earth ; and should 
sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should 
spring up and grow, he knoweth not how. Mark 
iv : 26-27. 

In these days of speculation, with our eagerness 
for quick returns, and our disposition to buy on 
margins, we need to get back to the plain, patient 
ways of the farmer, who looks for slow, sure returns 
from long, laborious processes. We need to invest 
in the unconscious. The athlete does it in his 



training. Unless a game or race is won long before 
the ball is put in play or the pistol is fired, it will 
never be won at all. The value of one's education 
consists not in the pitiful amount of information he 
carries consciously with him, but in the training of 
the unconscious mental processes on which all his 
subsequent intellectual work will depend. 

Religion is investment in the unconscious springs 
of motive and volition. What we put into ourselves 
through years of spiritual training and exercise is 
what will come out when we are suddenly called to 
face great moral and spiritual crises. What we 
have made ourselves by the direction of attention, 
aspiration and affection, determines what we shall 
do in our homes, our business, and our political 
action. 

It takes months of training to make an athlete ; 
years of training to make a scholar ; a life of train- 
ing to make a man of Christian character. You 
cannot see just how an hour's training weeks before 
enters into the score of the game ; or how each recita- 
tion and lecture in college enters into the book you 
write twenty years later. 

Precisely so, you cannot trace the effect of a 
particular religious service, exercise, sermon, or 
prayer on your subsequent conduct and character. 
But it is there as sure and certain as any other case 
of cause and effect. In the spiritual life it is of utmost 
importance to keep man's part and God's part dis- 
tinct. 

All religious doubts and difficulties come from 
confusing them, Man's part is to plant the seed of 
right affections and worthy purposes in his heart and 
keep them watered, fertilized, and tended. Neither 
God nor other men can do that for you ; and if 
these things are neglected you will get no returns. 
God's part is to give the increase ; which he does an 
hundred fold in upright conduct, noble character, 
eternal life. You must not expect to see how he 
does it ; nor ever interrupt the process by intro- 
spection, and taking account of spiritual stock. The 
processes are too deep and vital to be reached by 
our clumsy digging and nervous fingering. Put in 
the seed and tend it faithfully. Leave all concern 
about growth and harvest to God. He never failed 
the faithful spiritual farmer ; and he will not break 
the laws of psychology by failing you. 



On Monday evening, June 24, the week of 
festivity began with the Junior Prize Speak- 
ing in Memorial Hall, the program of which 
is printed below. After the close of the 
speaking the judges, Barrett Potter, Rev. A. S. 
Whitman, and Dean C. M. Sills, awarded the 
first prize to John Hudson Sinkinson and the 
second to Eben Ricker Haley. 
Programme. 
Music. 
The Soldier of the Empire. — Page. 

John Hudson Sinkinson. 
Spartacus to the Gladiators. — Kellogg. 

Daniel Irving Gross. 
Americanism. — Lodge. 

*Edward Swazey Anthoine. 



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The Rescue of Lygia. — Sienkiewicz. 

Benjamin Francis Hayden. 
Music. 
Daniel Webster. — Hoar. 

Richard Bryant Dole. 
The Artist Slaves. — Brooks. 

George Rowland Walker, 
The Southern Negro. — Grady. 

Harold Randall Webb. 
New England Civilization. — Frye. 

Ralph Bushnell Stone. 
Music. 
Moral Courage. — Farrar. 

Harold Benjamin Eastman. 
The Triumph of Peace. — Chapin. 

*George Edwin Fogg. 
How He Saved St. Michael's. — Stansbury. 

Benjamin Pierce Hamilton. 
How the La Rue Stakes Were Won. — Hood. 

Eben Ricker Haley. 
Music. 
*Excused. 



CLASS DAY. 

Tuesday was as pleasant as anyone could 
wish. Indeed, the weather throughout the 
week was perfect, for there was hardly a drop 
of rain. At ten in the morning the Senior 
Class, under the leadership of Marshal Greg- 
sqn, marched into Memorial Hall. The 
prayer was offered by Henry Darenydd 
Evans ; next, after music by Pullen's Orches- 
tra, came the oration by Ripley Lyman Dana ; 
the last of the mourning exercises was the 
class poem written by John Alexander Pierce. 
It was read by John Gregson, Jr. The class 
officers who were directly connected with the 
exercises were President Harold Lee Berry 
and the committee of arrangements : Herbert 
Lindsey Swett, chairman, John Humphrey 
White and Edward Kavanagh Leighton. 
The programs for class day were especially 
noticeable for their neatness and substantial 
appearance. 

Oration. 

Our American Democracy. 

A free state is the grandest and rarest phenom- 
enon of civilization. Of the host of governments 
that have lived and died, only one here and another 
there could be called free. In those existing to-day, 
freedom is, in most cases, nothing more than a hol- 
low misnomer. In but one of the five great powers 
of Europe can it be said that freedom exists. In 
England alone is liberty fairly incorporated into the 
national life; in England alone is liberty a popular 
institution and a chartered right. Still we cannot 
see, even in England, a perfect pattern of civil lib- 
erty. Nor can we say with truth that our own 
country affords the ideal type of a free state. 



Freedom is no more the possession of one state, 
than is air the personal property of one man. Free- 
dom is one of the guardian divinities of the race. 

A state that claims her for its own is denying 
the equality of Christian nations in the eye of God. 
We cannot maintain that our country is her only 
or last abode. But it has been proudly said that 
"she has always loved to dwell here, and that she 
inspired our fathers to rear for her a temple more 
capacious than was ever built before" a union of 
states, each one of which fits like a rib into the 
national back-bone ; a union which has withstood the 
hard knocks of its youth, and which, we believe, with 
its ripening years of e.xperiences, will grow in 
strength and power until it becomes the greatest of 
the nations of the earth. 

There are certain fundamental principles upon 
which true government stands. They are common 
to the monarchy and to the republic. Experience 
teaches us that they are unchangeable and eternal. 
They are written in large and bold letters on every 
side of us and even he who runs may read. With- 
out them true government cannot endure; from the 
-nature of things it must fall and on its ruins will rise 
up anarchy and despotism. Of such importance are 
the principles which Plato embodied in his four car- 
dinal virtues, justice, wisdom, courage, temperance. 
They are the solid rock foundation of all earthly 
good. It is because a free state is built upon them, 
that we call it the grandest phenomenon of civiliza- 
tion. In fact, a free state is, itself, civilization in 
visible form. It is a thing of growth; it cannot, like 
a mushroom, spring up in the night. It requires a 
long period of development. Before it reaches 
maturity a people must have groaned and suffered 
together for generations. It can no more come into 
existence by means of a written constitution with one 
stroke of the pen. than can a character, like Abra- 
ham Lincoln's with its immutable strength and infi- 
nite tenderness, be formed in a single day. 

We are prone to forget where the roots of our 
liberty are imbedded. They stretch out farther than 
we realize. Our liberty is not the product of the 
Revolution alone. It is an heirloom of the Anglo- 
Saxon race, won for us on many an early battlefield. 
The people of England embodied their "ancient 
rights and liberties" in their Bill of Rights. Our 
Declaration of Independence was, in great part, a 
re-assertion of those same principles. The articles 
of confederation were a compact based upon the 
same principles, and intended to form a perpetual 
union. Finally our constitution was a remodelling 
of the same mass of "ancient rights and liberties," 
The constitution was the product of men who, from 
the sturdy discipline of colonial times, and from 
the terrible lessons of the Revolution, had been fitted 
to draw up such an instrument. It is remarkable 
(hat any body of men could have made so few mis- 
takes as did this upright, sagacious, single-hearted 
band of patriots. They seem to have realized in the 
beginning what our constitution would grow to be. 
"Great men were there among us, hands that penned 
And tongues that uttered wisdom; better none." 
The nation accepted with enthusiasm the work 
of such men and adopted it as their own in simple 
but stately form : "We, the people of the United 
States, in order to form a more perfect union, estab- 



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lish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for 
the common defence, promote the general welfare, 
and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and 
our posterity do ordain and establish this Constitu- 
tion for the United States of America." Thus the 
union was perfected ; thus was launched that oak- 
ribbed ship of state, which, though buffeted about, 
and at times almost disabled, still serenely sails the 
sea of time. 

In the last hundred and twenty-five years, the 
United States has presented a spectacle hitherto 
unprecedented in the history of the world. In this 
short period, we have grown from a primitive agri- 
cultural community to a great manufacturing 
country. From an obscure, unimportant group of 
thirteen colonies in a far-off corner of the globe we 
have become a world power and have taken our 
stand with the oldest and strongest nations of 
Europe. We have followed out the advice of Disraeli, 
"Keep your standard of knowledge high, attempt 
great things, expect great things, and you will accom- 
plish great things." Instead of a population of 6,000,- 
000 people, scattered along the Atlantic seaboard, we 
have over 70,000,000 people extending from the 
Atlantic to the Pacific, from the Great Lakes to the 
Gulf of Mexico. Even more; we have rich 
possessions in the tropical West Indies and in the 
South Seas the American eagle has spread its wings. 
Fortune has lavished all her gifts upon us. Every- 
thing which material abundance can give to human 
comfort and happiness is ours. We have out- 
.stripped the richest nations of the earth in the rush 
for prosperity. We have become able to absorb the 
surplus population of Europe and Asia without 
check to our progress and without social disturbance. 
No people under the sun have more to rejoice in, 
more to hope for, than the American people. 

With such natural growth, however, certain evils 
come, as is inevitable, as weeds spring up in the 
most carefully tended garden. The prophets of evil 
are kept busy with their ill-timed predictions. The 
malcontents say our government is tottering on the 
verge of destruction. We are reminded of the 
growing indifference of the people to public affairs. 
Wo hear that public virtue is deteriorating and that 
politics are becoming sordid and mercenary. It is 
said that public men are inferior in character and 
capacity ; that public office is sought for private ends. 
It is maintained that party spirit rules the govern- 
ment, and that the general tone of public affairs 
is declining. Though these complaints are made to 
appear worse than they are, yet there is a grain of 
truth in them. There was never a time when we 
were not confronted with some real or fancied 
danger, never a time when the head of some seer 
was not full of ill omens for the future. Ever since 
the establishment of our government we have heard 
the cry that democracy was the sure path to tyranny. 
Yet our democracy has passed unscathed through 
the bitterest national bank controversies under Jack- 
son; it has seen the country divided against itself 
by the question of state rights, torn asunder by the 
all-absorbing problem of human slavery; it has sus- 
tained the terrible shock of civil war; it has under- 
gone the heart-rending scenes of the reconstruction 
period : it has suffered from the subduing effect of 
severe financial depression; it has felt the wrench- 



ings of a fiercely contested Presidential election ; 
and in every case it has stood the test and been 
ready to meet the next. If, from such experiences, 
any man can see pictured the fall of our democracy, 
that man surely should be able to prove from the 
Bible that there is no God. We do not believe that 
our government is going to destruction, nor do we 
believe that our institutions are falling into decay. 
Just as the skill of the surgeon stanches the flow of 
blood, so, we believe, will the public spirit and 
sound, wholesome common sense of the American 
people prevent the continuance and increase of such 
evils as exist. 

With the acknowledgement of these evils come 
the questions, what causes them, why is it, if such 
be the case, that our public virtues are degenerating, 
why is it that politics are becoming mean and base, 
why is it that the character and ability of our pub- 
lic men are lower than in times gone by? It has 
been said that the danger to small republics comes 
from without, while in great republics dangers arise 
from within. Is it not, then, from our very great- 
ness, from a certain feeling of over-confidence and 
security that these evils find life? Is it not the very 
prosperity for which we have been striving that 
opens the avenues of degeneracy? 

It was long ago foreseen that one result of the 
unexampled opportunities for gaining wealth which 
our country affords would be to divert the attention 
of the citizen from public affairs to the pursuits of 
private gain. We are beginning to realize the result. 
We are entering upon that period of the highest 
success which, in ancient republics, proved to be a 
period of decline. To-day public service is not as it 
was thirty years ago, the only road to fame. To-day 
the industrial corporation offers opportunities that 
were never dreamed of forty years ago. What 
names in the industrial world of the sixties and sev- 
enties stand out as do those of Carnegie, Rockefeller, 
Morgan, Havemeyer, and a dozen others to-day? 
Scarcely one ; possibly the older Vanderbilt and John 
Jacob Astor come to mind. But the position and 
power of those men is not comparable to that of the 
industrial leaders of the twentieth century. They 
are as a candle by the side of a modern arc light. 
We cannot expect to enjoy fruits of prosperity with- 
out the difficulties that are inseparable from it. We 
are reaping the benefits of our unexampled industrial 
growth by the unlimited liberality of private gifts for 
libraries, schools, hospitals, and all manner of insti- 
tutions that hasten the progress of society. All this 
is public spirit. But to be effectual, public spirit 
must be carried into the actual work of government. 
Let us remember the maxim that the price of lib- 
erty is eternal vigilance. Let us turn our most crit- 
ical eye upon the public conscience that it may not 
harden and permit its citizens to leave undone that 
which from the standpoint of the state should be 
done. 

If public service suffers from the attractiveness 
of industrial and commercial enterprises, we must 
bear in mind that we secure the benefits of the 
ability and skill of those master minds by the devel- 
opment of our natural resources, and the advance- 
ment of general prosperity. We are apt to paint 
the loss to our public service as blacker than it really 
is. We are apt to judge the past by the few colossal 



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figures that remain visible because they towered 
above their contemporaries. And in comparing our 
average public servant with these giants of old the 
result naturally does not redound to our credit. 
But the comparison on the face of it- is unfair. It 
is putting the average by the side of the best and 
complaining because they do not balance. But still 
no amount of arguing can lead us away from the 
fact that corruption in politics is more general to-day 
than in our early history. There was then no Piatt 
who without holding an office ruled a state as abso- 
lutely as his own household; there was then no 
Croker with the greatest city of our country in the 
palm of his hand ; there was then no Hanna bearing 
the ear-marks of a king-maker. The existence of 
such political forces is a phenomenon of our genera- 
tion. It came from the tendency on the part of the 
individual citizen to make his duties to the state of 
secondary importance. Corruption, thus having 
fovuid an entrance to politics, crept stealthily on, 
increasing in boldness, until, in certain portions of 
the country, it openly controlled the whole political 
system. Such conditions naturally repel the sensitive 
man ; he objects to mingling with degraded politicians 
even for a moment at the voting booths. He 
becomes so imbued with the cowardly and unpa- 
triotic sentiments of Cato "when vice prevails and 
impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a pri- 
vate station." The post of honor is always the 
post of duty, and the voice of duty is loudest when 
the public service becomes corrupted by the pres- 
ence of unclean and debased men, who would find 
•no places there, were the approaches to public 
stations guarded by the ever watchful eye of public 
spirit. 

On the other hand, there are those men who are 
ever bewailing this state of affairs. They say it is 
not consistent with the advanced condition of our 
civilization. They make hot-headed speeches 
denouncing everyone and everything; they write for 
the public press sensational stories of newly dis- 
covered plots to overthrow our government : they 
accuse this man of fraud; that one ol incompetency; 
they can see ruin in every public act. They do 
eveiything in their power to keep the rottenness of 
our institutions before our eyes and aim with energy 
to belittle their soundness. Each one has his own 
patent recipe for salvation, which if followed out 
would inevitably drive the nation to its death-bed 
and its grave. If thought be given it these would-be 
reformers are as inconsistent as the times they stig- 
matize. They shout and cry aloud, and at the next 
moment cringe before the presence of their political 
master. What they pray for on Sunday they repu- 
diate on Monday. The way to test the strength of 
the political ''machine" is not by crying out against 
it, but by measuring forces with it. The time has 
not yet come when political manipulation can suc- 
cessfully cross foils with the combined wish of the 
American people for good government. But if we 
wait till corruption has become so firmly riveted 
to politics that nothing can break it but a popular 
revolution, there will come a new danger in the vio- 
lence of the remedy. For political disorders, like 
disease of all kinds, prevention is better than cure. 

We have now seen, in brief, what are the 
possessions we inherited from our ancestors, and 



what are some of the advantages and disadvantages 
we have added for ourselves. These, in truth, make 
our country. They are its essence, its soul. They ren- 
der it an object worthy of our deepest love and 
greatest devotion. From this emanate honor and 
dignity. Without them our country would be noth- 
ing but so much land and water, a mere geographi- 
cal division. But they have fashioned from this 
shapeless mass of earth stately forms of culture and 
civilization which are the resting place, the home 
of our dearest and undying affection. Wherever 
throbs the heart of an American citizen there is the 
pulsation of the nation's life. In A sense, wherever 
we go, our country follows. Her starry emblem 
commands respect the wide world over. She is the 
strong protector, the kind mother of us all. With- 
out her we would be the most unloved, the most 
homesick wanderers on the face of the earth. Yes, 
robbed of our country, its government, its laws, its 
freedom, we would be as if 

"The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces. 
The solemn temple, the great globe itself. 
Yea, all which it inherit, should dissolve.'' 



Class Day Poem. 

My friends, how many of you see arrayed 

Before you, more than just a group that's made 

Of mimes bedraped in academic gown 

With careless faces, gay and undismayed? 

And tho' you think the figure is unjust. 

For you all know we're more than mimes, I 
trust. 

What can you know of doubts or aspirations 
That actuate the animate dust? 

But once I drempt I stood beside a gate 
Where all academicians soon or late 

Should pass, and tell with all-unloosened tongue 
Their concept of the cryptogram of Fate. 

And as they passed, their souls came to their eyes 
And, looking out, confirmed the short replies 

They murmured with the strangely varied airs 
Infinite's gamut can furnish sighs. 

Some with a blaze of glory 'round their brow, 
Sighing with weary smiles that even now 

They were not- wafted on the ether ways 
Where God but his annointed will allow. 

For every creed some firm and positive 

And stanchest votaries their wherefores give; 

But just as 'many snap their fingers thus — 
To signify the best that they believe. 

When pressed to speak they shake their heads and 
cry, — 

The soul indeed for all we know may die ; 
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come : 

At least we'll drain the earthly pleasure's dry. 

For life is but a candle-flame at best; 

Blow gently, Fate, in case it flickers, lest 
It vanish from the place where it was seen — 

For doth the flame extinguished, still exist? 



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But why all this confusion on the mina 

Of those who dabble most with every kind 

Of philosophic tenet for the truth, 

And naught of satisfaction ever find? 

Because they dabble merely. An insane 

And happy catchword dominates their brain. 

'Tis thus they take for wisdom, till at length 
Another catchword wins them o'er again. 

E'en thus it was with Cineas of yore, 
A sage of Thessaly. For he, before 

Great Pyrrhus had embarked upon the sea. 
Rebuked him that he hurried ofif to war. 

And Pyrrhus cried that when his flags had shone 
Above the walls of Rome, then flaunting on 

He'd bear them throughout Egypt, round to Tyre, 
And sweep the world, through Thrace and 
Macedon. 

"And when the conquered world in great amaze 
Shall wonder at the splendor of your bays, 
What then, what then, indeed, do you intend 
Shall occupy your last remaining days ?" 

And Pyrrhus answered with exulting voice : 

"Then with the rare companions of my choice 
I'll drink all day, and ponder glorious deeds, 
And feast, and sing, and evermore rejoice." 

"But as for feastings," Cineas replied, 

"Your friends await you even now inside. 
You only quit the end of life you seek 

Which does not ask for bands in crimson dyed. 

"Through ruined towns, much toil, much blood, 
much pain. 
And all endeavor what can you attain 
That's worth a gewgaw in the eye of Time 
Or garnish picture in a fevered brain? 

" 'Tis like a wave that surges toward the shore, 
Its heaving height more ominous and more, 
When lo, it hangs suspended for a space. 

Then topples down with vain and hollow roar. 

"Go write your name across the desolate sands, 
The rising tide that drives away your hands 
Obliterates your mark, as it were writ 
In water, tho' in tongues of every land. 

"Do this or that, 'tis all the same I trow — 

For feasting there is no such time as now." 
Then sad at heart did Pyrrhus take his way. 
But went indeed, unshaken in his vow. 

Now, Pyrrhus' horse impatient paws the ground 

And caracoles at every martial sound. 
While Cineas remains to rail and carp, 
. And does not see he's fallen on a swound. 

For what he says is charity or crime? 

Illusions, neither heinous nor sublime. 
And sequence of disorders in the brain 

Beguiles us to believe in flight of Time. 



Ah, Cineas, you're plausible, 'tis true, 
But take another sage, or taking you 

Denying matter you admit the soul, 

Denying soul then matter gives the clue. 

For either is enough in which to build. 
And offers magic alchemy to guild 

Our acts, or quickened pulses throb 

To realize the best that we have been willed. 

Then let us follow Pyrrhus in all trust, 

And come like him through ways of blood and 
dust 

To ripened years with deeds for honored days 
And memories that age cannot encrust. 

And last, as Pyrrhus said with joyous voice. 
Then with the rare companions of your choice 

Will we , return to native scenes and hall 
And feast and sing and evermore rejoice. 



At three in the afternoon the Seniors 
assembled under the Thorndike Oak. The 
exercises were begun by the Opening Address 
by Harry Howard Cloudman. 

Another year has rolled by, another commence- 
ment is being added to the now long list at Bow- 
doin. We are at the beginning of a new century, a 
century whose achievements and progress none of 
us dare foretell. Look back and see what advance- 
ment, what astounding discoveries, so great, in fact, 
that we whisper to ourselves that things are per- 
fect. Yet at the same time we think and hope that 
we young men may see still greater progress and be 
actively engaged therein. 

Yet there are many things undiscovered, things 
imperfect, and just here lies the opportunity of the 
young man of to-day. Is he to remain dormant or 
at the most to travel in the ruts of his predecessors? 

They have accomplished great things. They have 
handed down to us the results of their hard labor. 
Their perfection we must follow, their error avoid. 

Every young man should perfect himself for 
life by the use of this knowledge handed down to 
him. Then with this foundation let him smooth 
out the rough path of life and broaden it so that his 
influence can be felt. We serve our apprenticeship 
by the hard study of others' experiences, then come 
harsher experiences of our own. We attend college 
that we may gain a good basis on which to build our 
after life. We learn here the history of things, the 
accumulation of ages, thought and experiment, we 
learn to mingle with men and to study them that 
we may be able to compete with them in after life. 

We, as a class, the first to leave Bowdoin in this 
new century, go forth with the best of courage. 
Each one with great hopes for himself and best 
wishes for his friends and classmates. We cannot 
all become great in the public eye. But we can 
set good examples which may be the uplifting of 
somebody. Thus, by our noble life we may be num- 
bered among the truly great. 

As spokesman for my class I am pleased to wel- 
come all friends of class and college to this the 
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Next came the Historian, Clemens Andrew 
Yost, who spoke thus : 
Mr. President, Classmates, Ladies, and Gentlemen: 

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, 
and some have greatness thrust upon them." In 
being elected Historian of my great class, I have had 
greatness thrust upon me, for it is no ordinary dis- 
tinction to be permitted to write the epitaph of this 
Class of igoi. At first I wished to decline the honor 
because I remembered that it required twenty years 
for Thucydides to write his famous history, and I 
knew he never had greater events to record than I 
would have for this occasion; I felt that I might like 
to take up some occupation in life besides writing 
the history of my class. However, it was suggested 
that it would be possible to condense the annals, a 
thought that had never occurred to me. I assented 
to the suggestion and immediately let my beard 
grow, hoping that I might look like a Hebrew scribe. 
At the end of a few weeks my beard resembled 
Coombs' mustache, and I had it cut off. 

In the fall of '97 when we arrived here we had a 
rather exalted opinion of our own importance, a 
healthy sign in all Freshmen. We early came into 
, contact, and pretty literal contact, with the Class 
of 1900; and it was to the sorrow of the latter. 
These gentlemen wore ostentatious green sweaters. 
It was wholly unnecessary and deplorable that they 
should have chosen green as their class color, for 
by so doing they just made a noticeable characteristic 
more noticeable, a bad matter worse. On the morn- 
ing of September 14 we marched into the chapel 
sixty strong, and were not a little surprised to find 
the seats intended for us bedaubed with molasses. 
We were in a predicament. But Wyman was wise; 
he sat upon his hat and then at the end of the exer- 
cise pulled up five forms and the floor in order to 
free his hat again. 

I must tell you more about Cy Wyman. When 
he entered he was an innocent, rustic youth ; his 
first night here Spirits Stewart took him by the hand 
and the two went down town to listen to the open- 
air concerr. When the music started, Stewart could 
hardly hold him ; Wyman had never heard a band in 
Skowhegan. But, O Times ! O Customs ! Now Cy 
regularly attends the Deutscher Verein carousals and 
is commonly known as the Heidelberger Fan of 
h.«; class. You will please bear in mind that this 
same gentleman made Y. M. C. A. Freshman year. 

I cannot pass by Wyman without mentioning his 
counterpart, Whiting. To those who are acquainted 
with them, it is no more possible to conceive oJ 
Wyman apart from Whiting, than to conceive of a 
yard-stick- with one end, if I am allowed to borrow 
a felicitous simile. And yet Cy and Rube are dif- 
ferent in almost every respect. Cy has a ministerial 
air about him, while Rube looks the cynic through 
and through as he saunters along with that sloppy- 
, weather gait. Ach, Whiting, du bist zum lachen. 
Each is a thorn in the side of the other. Last fall 
Rube approached Cy and said, "Cy, a Freshman 
just now asked me if my name was Wyman?" 
"Where is he?" Cy replied. "I'll knock him down." 
"Oh, don't trouble yourself," Rube said, "I have 
already done that." 

Our class had been here only a few days when 
we came together for a class-meeting. At this meet- 



ing Cloudman walked forward in his u.sual modest 
way, and said : "Gentlemen, I'll be chairman of 
this meeting and I'll have you proceed to the election 
of officers." This, of course, was downright 
Cssarism, but we did not murmur. Cloudie has 
had a great many honors showered upon him since 
he has been here, so that he is really a more honor- 
able man than his looks would indicate. He is a 
prodigy in the line of athletics. 

A peanut "drunk," in the course of which Gen- 
eral Sparks seized the jug and escaped with it, and 
a base-ball defeat at the hands of the Sophomores 
are two minor incidents in our early Freshman 
history that I hastily pass over. 

But the crowning work of our first term was 
the foot-ball victory, when we defeated 1900 by the 
score of 6 to o. Let it hereafter forever be remem- 
bered that 1901 was the first Freshman class at 
Bowdoin to win the foot-ball game from the Sopho- 
mores. When Jack Gregson went over the goal for a 
touchdown the enthusiasm was indescribable, and 
when, after the contest, Don Snow was leaving the 
field he had a right to think that he was captain of 
the best foot-ball team in the world. 

On returning at the beginning of the winter 
term, the men who had distinguished themselves on 
the gridiron now had to wrestle with cubes. What 
a class of mathematicians we were ! Horribile dictu ! 
Eight weeks we struggled with Herbie Clough and 
then our esteemed professor put cosines in our way. 
I call to mind now a very sad "dead" that occurred 
in the math room one day. A fellow was asked a 
question and he gave this answer : "I know it but 
I can't express it." 

"H — m, I guess you could express it all right," 
came the quick reply, "but the fact is you don't know 
it. Next." By the way, our friend Whiting has 
probably never heard that little word "next." 

At another time Mother Wells was laboriously 
striving to solve a simple problem and constantly 
becoming entangled in the meshes of his ignorance, 
when he was interrupted with the words : "That's 
sufficient. Wells. You will make anything but a 
mathematician." It was Mother Wells also who 
was one day puzzling over an example at the black- 
board when he was told that he had better quit 
working, because he was only wasting chalk. This 
appears pretty funny when you consider how worth- 
less a piece of crayon is as compared with the three 
hundred dollar prize that Herr Vose won. Herr 
Vose fell in with our class by some unaccountable 
miracle, — Herr was handicapped in the s-truggle for 
admission to it by unusual insight into mathematics. , 

Besides Mother Wells there was another celebrity 
of our class whom I must not pass by without men- 
tion, for like the brilliant Theodore this man, too, 
played no small part in upholding or holding down 
the reputation the Class of 1901 gained through its 
feats in Adams Hall. I refer to Albert Dean Page, 
who was known as "the boy orator of the Andro- 
scoggin" in the days when memories of "the 
boy orator of the Platte" had not died out. Tink 
Sanborn now has Page's title. Ah, poor Page — 
friends, my voice leaves me and "I must pause till 
it come back again." Poor Page, he is now in the 
asylum at Augusta — an attendant, you understand, 
not an inmate. How well I remember those flights 
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would roll up his sleeves, spit upon his hands, 
assume a Ciceronian attitude, grit his teeth like a 
ferocious mastiff, and then, throwing his very soul 
into the occasion, he would declaim those eloquent 
lines : "On the morning of Saturday, July 2, the 
President was a happy and contented man." 

I must not forget Charles Stanley Brown. 
Brown blew in from the University of Maine. As 
soon as he landed, he hired a carpenter to build him 
a little house out here in the woods. But the car- 
penter said, "Why, young man, look here, why don't 
you rent a room somewhere to avoid the expense of 
building a house?" 

"Good," Brown said, "I'll go and do that ; I never 
thought of it before." 

Theodore Wells, who always carried with him 
that woe-begone look of the last rose of summer, 
Albert Dean Page, the miniature Demosthenes, ana 
the indefinable Charles Stanley Brown — they were a 
happy and unique triumvirate, "take them for all 
in all, we shall not look upon their like again." 

Nothing of special interest occurred during the 
winter term of Freshman year, except the Indoor 
Meet, when our class gave an exhibition of club- 
swinging which was different from any that had 
ever been given in the hall before or has been given 
there since. 

In the spring, however, we reflected glory upon 
ourselves and upon our college through the meet 
with the Colby Freshmen, which we won by the 
score of 76 to 50 and at which Cloudman made his 
debut into track athletics by running a hundred 
yards in ten and two-fifths seconds, wjth base-ball 
shoes on his feet and Fat Bodwell on his back. We 
sometimes call Fat Tiny Bodwell, because he weighs 
three hundred and eight pounds by Fairbanks scales. 
It should also be recorded that at this meet Sleuth 
Pierce took third place in the bicycle race by taking 
up the whole track. 

In the fall of '98, our class came back to college, 
a gang of fierce, unbridled Sophomores, under the 
leadership of "Mad Paul Hill" : it had an important 
but easy task to .perform, the disciplining of the 
Class of 1902. Allow me here to make use of the 
title of that touching song, "She's more to be pitied 
than censured," and to say that our proteges, when 
first we saw them, feere more to be pitied than 
censured. Shining out from among them all was 
Bobbie Benson. I remember de foist time I evah 
saw Benson and haid him talk, I t'ought he was de 
genuine tough kid, de real t'ing. After one of the 
early chapel rushes, when our class held the Fresh- 
men in, which we never had any trouble in doing, 
Benson looked around defiantly and said : "Wat's de 
mattah wit' you guys, anyhow? You tryin' to t'row 
me over?" And then he strutted out like a fight- 
ing cock, fanning himself with his hat all the way. 

The opening week of the term is memorable 
through the repeated but unsuccessful attempts of the 
Freshmen to "spring a peanut drunk," which was 
finally "sprung" for them by the upper classmen. In 
the dead of that awful night, when the weary eye- 
lids of the Palatine watch had succumbed to the per- 
sistent solicitations of Morpheus (this is a frightful 
sentence), there was suddenly heard an ominous 
crash on the chapel steps. Immediately a yell, as 
if emanating from a pack of Comanche Indians, 
rent the air and there was a wild rush for the door, 
where the anxious pursuers were met by Yarmouth 



Small and Zube Swett. Breathlessly Small tried 
to explain the situation. "I'll tell you how it was, 
boys," he said. "I was going along in front of 
Zube ; or, no, Zube was walking behind me, when 
presently.' . . ' And thus he kept on telling in 
circulo, which perhaps is not the phrase I mean, but 
I am sure nobody knows what he meant. Don 
Snow at last extricated him from his difficulty by 
saying, "Well, the whole thing resolves itself into 
The Mystery of Bowdoin College, or Where Was 
Yarmouth When the Jug Broke." 

We lost our foot-ball game with the class of 1902; 
they followed the example we had set and defeated 
us by the score of 6 to o. In this game, our team, 
minus Bodwell and Cloudman, faced Dummie 
Young, Belatty and nine freshmen. 

It would be tedious, indeed, were I to relate in 
detail our history from this time until the close of 
our course. Let it suffice to say that for the re- 
mainder of Sophomore year we gradually began to 
put away childish things and to settle down into the 
customary dignity of the upper-classman; during 
the next year we enjoyed that enviable Junior ease; 
as Seniors we have been engaged in discussing old 
times and incidentally deprecating Spinoza's Doctrine 
of Substance. 

Since our entrance into college we have had the 
misfortune of losing, one member. Freeman Milli- 
ken Short died November 6, 1899, at his home in 
Portland, Me. Mr. Short was of a noble, generous 
disposition, and his pleasing memory shall always 
linger in the hearts of his classmates. 

By special request I will relate in this history the 
extraordinary personal experiences of two members 
of our class. I will begin with Jack Gregson. I 
really ought not to expose Jack, but I am obliged to 
do it, for I promised that I would. Last summer 
or summer before last Jack was postmaster at 
McMahan's Island, in the employ of Uncle Sam, 
and consequently a man of much prominence in the 
community. One evening Jack and a few of his 
friends went walking with their girls. It was one 
of those ideal summer evenings, when fair Luna 
sends her silvery rays down upon the earth and 
young lovers like to stroll along in the stillness. 
Presently this beautiful dream was marred. A 
stupid cow coming out from among the bushes, 
planted herself directly in front of Jack's companion, 
Vk-ho, true to the instinct of her sex, sent a piercing 
cry into the silence of the night and then clung to 
Jack for refuge. But did he with some soothing 
stroke or word try to dissipate her fears ? Nay, 
quite the contrary. Now Jack isn't afraid of cows 
but he is afraid of girls, and so at this crucial 
moment he thrust out his right arm with all his 
might, just as he does in foot-ball interference, and 
pushed the helpless young lady from him, at the 
same time saying, "Oh, you get away from me!" 
The poor girl — or poor Jack; I am not decided which 
one deserves our sympathy. 

Dimick Berry would have acted differently in 
such an emergency. The women all sigh when 
Dimick passes them. Indeed, it has aptly been said 
that Berry is successor by divine right to the throne 
of the recently deposed R. P. Hobson, Esq. ; Rip 
Dana is only a pretender. 

Probably Dudie Leighton is already uneasy lest 
I may say something about him or fail to say some- 
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telling how Dudie was interrupted by a visitor a 
short time ago. It was past twelve o'clock and 
Leighton had been asleep some three hours; he was 
enjoying that sweet slumber that comes in the early 
part of the night, when there was a loud rap at his 
door. "Hello," Leighton said, and then he went 
to sleep again. There was another rap and he 
heard his name called. "All right, I'm coming," he 
answered and once more he closed his eyes. Then 
there was repeated rapping and calling, and he was 
obliged to get up. "jlt's funny," he grumbled, "you 
can't let a man sleep a little while, but have to tor- 
ment him to death." Moreover, he emphasized his 
remarks with an avalanche of profanity. Then he 
opened the door and shook hands with his father. 

The Class of 1901 is a weighty class, both with 
respect to avoirdupois and intellectual weight. There 
are a dozen men who weigh over one hundred and 
seventy-five pounds. The total weight of the class 
is nine thousand pounds and the average weight 
one hundred and fifty-five pounds. In height, nine 
men are six feet and fully half of the class are five 
feet and ten inches. If these figures are incorrect, 
Parker cannot be relied upon. 

The only really bold, bad man of our class is 
Atherton ; and he has least ground of all for being 
such. He is a preacher and also a press corre- 
spondent, to which fact he calls public attention by 
reading the Boston Transcript in chapel every morn- 
ing. 

Bodwell and Leighton have the largest feet. 
There is a member of our Faculty who draws a very 
fine distinction between the words large and big. A 
thing is large, if I mistake, not the professor's mean- 
ing, when it is of great size in all its dimensions ; it 
is big when it far exceeds the average size in a sin- 
gle dimension, as in length. With this interpreta- 
tion, then, of what the words signify, I will say 
Bodwell has the largest feet and Leighton has the 
biggest feet. To use the French term, Bodwell's 
feet are grand while Leighton's feet are gros ; but I 
hope Leighton's feet won't grow any more. 

I might continue this narrative to greater length, 
but if I did so, I should doubtless keep withdrawing 
from the truth, just as the shores of Italy kept with- 
drawing from the ships of Aeneas — if you will par- 
don my pedantic way of showing you that I have 
read Livy. 

Our brief sojourn of four years within the classic 
walls of Bowdoin is at an end. The dear associa- 
tions we have formed, we must sever ; the faces we 
have seen day after day, we shall see no more ; and 
no more shall we sing, " You can hear the people 
shouting f 1901 is out to-day.' " When, in after 
years, we return to the college on an occasional 
visit, and see only strangers where once all were our 
friends and acquaintances, what wonder if we feel 

■■ * * * lij-g Qj.|g -who treads alone some banquet 
hall deserted. 

Whose lights are fled, whose garlands dead, 

And all but he departed." 



Prophet Hugh Francis Oiiinn read 

The Class Prophecy. 
I am a prophet, and a true prophet ; not simply 
because my name appears on the program as such, 
for manv before have had that honor, but because 



each and every word which I utter is sure to come 
to pass, just as sure as a man who gets drunk is to 
drink. 

As this is the first class to graduate from old 
Bowdoin in the 20th century, I felt it my duty to 
make an unusual effort to ascertain the correct 
future of every one of its members and I feel sat- 
isfied that I have done so. 

As you are aware, we are about to be launched 
in the rushing current of the 20th century. Many 
of us, in fact, most of us, will sink for a time only 
to rise again further down stream, stronger and 
more vigorous and bearing on high the lofty prin- 
ciples and ideals indelibly stamped in our minds 
during our undergraduate career. 

Now as I am going to give you an account of the 
future of this class, it may be well to let you into 
my secret ; you will then have confidence in my 
prophecy. 

As you know, it is customary for class prophets 
to get their inspirations through the agency of 
dreams, drugs or drunks. Naturally, I followed the 
beaten paths, choosing as my auxiliaries, dreams and 
drugs, but strange as it may seem to you^ neither of 
these methods inspired ma in the least, though I 
slept away into the middle of one forenoon and 
smoked nearly a package of cigarettes, in my vain 
attempts. 

There was now but one course left, and a great 
fear came over me that possibly that would fail. In 
order, therefore, to ■ prevent such a catastrophe I 
despatched a messenger to Canada, with orders to 
buy the best and return at once. 

My messenger arrived shortly before Ivy, so I 
decided to wait until after that day before subjecting 
myself to such heroic treatment. 

Early Saturday morning, June isth, I set out 
from my room, determined to make myself a martyr 
for the sake of my dear old class. I had heard that 
many of the fellows gathered on the campus after 
the hop for mutual pastime and amusement, and it 
was thither, with my ammunition grasped tightly 
under my arm, I bent my steps. 

Approaching the Science Building I noticed a 
man in evening dress, sitting on the steps. He had 
his head resting on his hands and was apparently 
asleep. I thought nothing of that, however, having 
seen Leighton and others on the top of the Gym in 
the same costume the year before. 

Coming nearer, however, I perceived him to be 
a stranger, and gifted with a natural curiosity, I 
began mentally to take notes ; nice looking fellow, 
thought I, funny I didn't see him at the hop. 
Glancing unconsciously it his feet, my eyes met a 
sight which made my blood run cold — there, plain as 
could be, was a cloven foot ! Huirriedly taking 
another glance, to convince myself that it was no 
illusion, I set my body in motion, with ■Maine Hall 
for my destination, covering ground just as hastily 
as my abbreviated legs would permit. 

Arriving there I breathlessly related what I had 
seen to the assembled bunch of belated night-hawks 
among whom were Harry Cloudman. Paul Hill, and 
Jack Gregson. "Good story," says Paul, "but if I 
were you I'd give it up." "Better take a post- 
graduate course at the_ Keeley." suggested Gregson. 
Cloudman alone had faith in me and moved that we 
investigate, for he said that his grandfather knew 



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of a man up in Gorham who once played cards with 
his Satanic Majesty, and he thought he would like 
to see if he was on the campus. Having all agreed 
to looking him up, we started away singing "We're 
bound to raise the devil and to have a little fun." 
"Wait, fellows," says Gregson, "let's go at 'this 
systematically; Paul and I will station ourselves at 
the south of the Science Building while you and 
Cloudy go to the north; he can't get away from us 
then." 

Accordingly, Cloudman and I went around to the 
north end and there was our man just stretching him- 
self. Seeing Cloudman he jumped to his feet and 
started away like a flash, circling the left end of the 
Science Building. Now the devil has a fair reputa- 
tion for speed to be sure, but Cloudman had more, 
for, though handicapped by several yards, he made 
his Satanic Majesty look like a selling plater, and 
as he gained steadily step by step I felt a premoni- 
tion that the desired knowledge for my prophecy 
was at hand. Frantically I urged the king to go, 
and so intent was I on the race that for a time I 
forgot about the two other fellows guarding the 
south end of the building. Just as Cloudman was 
about to place his hands on the portion of the 
clothing that covered His Majesty's clavicle, I saw 
Hill and Gregson standing directly in his path ; the 
race was over, my prophecy safe, and an ardent 
desire to perform a can-can with my ears for legs 
came over me; I did attempt a handspring, but 
landed on my back in anything but a graceful atti- 
tude; the sensation of temporary loss of wind was 
not pleasing to me, either. But to go on with the 
race. Hill and Gregson were not in the least afraid 
and it was a beautiful sight to see them crouching 
like cats ready and anxious to spring on their prey. 
The clash came, all three struck him simultaneously, 
and when the dust cleared away he was broken in 
four parts, in fact he resembled Galveston after a 
storm more than anything else I can think of ; each 
of those fellows had a part and as his head was 
rolling around like a golf ball I appropriated that. 

It began to look as if temptation would pass from 
the vocabulary or as if we were to be the remote 
causes of a new reformation. We naturally felt 
jomewhat elated over our victory and had a short 
consultation concerning the disposal of the rem- 
nants, Paul Hill favoring keeping the parts for 
souvenirs, Cloudy thought it would be a feasible plan 
to turn the remains over to Pink, while Gregson 
favored putting him together again. This latter 
plan met with my approval and after listening to 
Gregson's reasoning the other two acquiesced. 

Gregson claimed that it would revolutionize 
society if we destroyed the chief element of fear; 
there would be no lines drawn between good and 
bad for a Nemesis would be lacking. "For don't you 
see. Paul," said he, "the devil is responsible for all 
evil and without him there would be none; -that 
would destroy the future occupations of those of us 
who intend entering the ministry, churches and 
Christian organizations would go out of existence 
and the economic decadence would offset what 
moral good might come of it ; the world is all right 
as it is and I don't think we should attempt better- 
ing it for a time yet, although Professor Callandar 
in his book entitled "Ego or How to Run a College," 
gives some valuable suggestions which may be applied 



to the world as a whole and which we may or may 
not apply as we see fit. 

Meanwhile I had been carrying on an animated . 
conversation with the head which I had captured, 
and we soon had an understanding. He promised 
to let me read the future of the Class of 1901 from 
hi.s book of destiny providing we would reconstruct 
him ; he ,told me confidentially that he had an 
important engagement to fill at Bates College and 
was desirous of getting started just as soon as he 
could. 

So we hastily joined the parts together, carefully 
smoothing out the joints and combing the bunch on 
the end of his chin. Having set him up to his own 
satisfaction, I called for the promised book, which he 
produced. It was rather cumbersome and so closely 
printed that it could be read only with a powerful 
magnifying glass. In order to save time, there- 
fore, he volunteered to read it for me, so seating 
myself on the steps beside him I chalked down every 
word he said. He turned to a page which con- 
tained the record of the members of this class in the 
year 1921 and read. I took down enough of the 
principal facts and I will now relate them to you. 

D. Frank Atherton is pastor of a church in 
Bowlertown, Island of Luzon, named for the Hon. 
Thomas Bowler, at present acting Governor of the 
Philippines. Both are exceedingly active in all 
matters of public importance and the commercial 
development of the place is largely due to their per- 
sistent endeavors. 

Rufus Storer is a prosperous farmer in Cumber- 
land County, Me. He occasionally contributes arti- 
cles to the standard magazines and they are favor- 
ably compared with the essays of Flint who is devot- 
ing his life entirely to such work. 

H. D. Stewart is confined in the State's Prison 
at Thomaston, having recently accepted the position 
of chief warden. E. T. Smith is chap'ain in the 
same institution and it is needless to say that his 
presence is a source of comfort to many a poor 
convict. Walker. Rurruery, and Dillaway are all 
interested in the advancement of learning. Walker 
holds the position of principal in Boi^ton Latin 
School, while Rumery and Dillaway hold like posi- 
tions in large western cities. 

I almost feel that I should stop here and weep 
as I know my classmates will when I read an 
account of Cy Wyman's future career. Cy has been 
speedy of late, but we all hoped and still hope that 
he will check himself in his mad career. Laferriere 
has often said that when Cy had a taste he was 
never satisfied until he has it all and according to 
the book of destiny he is. Here is what I learned 
from the book. Cy Wyman is gaining a great deal 
of newspaper notoriety of late in England and on 
the continent, for besides breaking the Bank of 
Monte Carlo he is also figuring in two breach of 
promise cases, the most sensational being with the 
Duchess of Skowhegan, with whom he recenitly 
attended the Epsom Derby. 

John Humphrey White, better known and to 
many only known as the Cotton King, has recently 
succeeded in consolidating all the cotton manufac- 
turing plants in the country, his last purchase being 
made through Dascombe and Tyler, the celebrated 
New York bankers and brokers. John is married 
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boy, who is being fitted for college under the tute- 
lage of his father. 

Yost and Evans are both college professors, Yost 
occupying the chair of modern languages at Bow- 
doin, while Evans is Professor of Mathematics at 
the University of Michigan. 

Harry Cloudman is residing in New York and 
is by far the most noted surgeon in that city. He is 
universally recognized as authority on germ dis- 
eases and his articles which are published periodically 
in the American Medical Journal are translated and 
read by the profession in Europe. He is married 
and his son who enters Bowdoin in the Class of 
192.2 bids fair to eclipse his father as an athlete. 

F. H. Cowan is living in Farmington and is prin- 
cipal in the Little Blue School ; he is president of the 
Maine Pedagogical Society and a member of the 
Farmington Chapter of Buffaloes. 

Dunic Berry is a gentleman of leisure and spends 
most of his time travelling. He amassed a fortune 
early after leaving college and also took unto him- 
self a wife. This wife was blessed with an abund- 
ance of the world's goods. He visits- Brunswick 
occasionally and last fall presented the foot-ball 
team with patent rib and chest protectors of his own 
invention. These are of especial advantage for 
spring practice. A Berry memorial gate is in course 
of erection at the south end of the campus. 

Parker and Corliss are successful business men 
in their native towns. Parker is married, but 
strange to say Corliss is not. 

R. E. Bragg is senior member of a large hard- 
ware firm in. Bangor. He is marked by his devotion 
to his family, which, by the way, is a large one, for 
as most of us predicted Rollie won the class infant 
cup. He has in a great measure retired from active 
business and passes his summers in the vicinity of 
Brunswick, where his home is ever open to delega- 
tions from 1901. 

Pierce and Randall are following the sea. Pierce 
is known as the sea poet, for he still writes poetry 
in his leisure moments. He is captain of a trans- 
Atlantic passenger steamer and with his two hundred 
pounds and deep bass voice resembles the typical 
sea rover of fiction. Randall is in the carrying 
trade and manouvers a ship of which he is part 
owner. He has improved his vocabulary of sea lingo 
since leaving college and can now issue orders with 
ease, never using the same adjective. 

Edward K. Leighton is about to publish a new 
book entitled "Who Am I, or Why Was I There 
Where I Will Be Then." This is a very interesting 
work and is strictly psychological ; that should make 
it of especial interest to us as his former books 
have been almost exclusively historical, with the 
exception of a few pastoral poems published at the 
beginning of his literary career. He spends his 
summers at a beautiful little villa in the White 
Mountains and can be seen almost any day romping 
with his children among the daisies or jumping from 
rock to rock along the edges of the wild mountain 
torrents. 

Harry S. Coombs is an architect and a very suc- 
cessful one. He resides in Lewiston and is seen fre- 
quently on the campus. The plans for his wedding 
were worked out entirely by him and with such suc- 
cess in the beginning future success was assured. 

Milliken and Pratt are both successful physicians. 



Milliken is practicing in Brunswick and lectures on 
Physiology at the Medical School three times a week. 
He is married, but childless, and it is rumored that 
he has made his will in favor of the college. Pratt 
has settled in Augusta ; he is Chairman of the State 
Board of Health and an active club man in the 
Crescent City. Occasionally he gets out with the 
boys on the ball field and flits about as lightly as 
the youngest of them. Time has used him sparingly 
and now he does nOt look a day older than when he 
entered college. 

R. E. Whiting is an actor, at present on the 
boards in Drury Lane. London. His wonderful 
imita'tion of Sir Henry Irving's stage gait first 
attracted the attention of the critics and since that 
time he had received considerable notice. It was he 
who first brought to public notice the wonderful 
possibilities of handling the mob in the distance. 
His voice is exactly suited to the part and when he 
begins to roar, a chill begins to creep up the back 
of the most unemotional. Rube, like the most of 
the profession, has accumulated considerable stage 
money, but squanders the real thing recklessly. 
Hot dogs and cigarettes constitute his modes of 
dissipation. He is also somewhat susceptible to the 
fair sex, though still unmarried. 

Artelle E. Palmer is a rolling stone, but unlike 
the proverbial rolling stone he has succeeded in 
gathering an abundance of moss. He has lived in 
fifteen different countries in as many years and is 
now in Argentine Republic. He travels about in his 
own yacht and can move when he wishes ; that 
makes it nice for Artelle, for he was never known re 
be contented. 

William Warren is a chemist- and spends his 
days and most of his nights in his laboratory. He 
is seeking the elixir of life and claims that he has 
solved the problem at last. It is in composition sim- 
ilar to the prescription that cured Levensaler, but 
greater in quantity, he says. Billy is a widower 
now and has been once before ; he is scheduled to 
make his third attempt within a year, so he evi- 
dently looks on marriage as an ideal existence. 

Rollie Clark is a journalist, being editor and sole 
proprietor of the Houlton Hornet. In politics he 
is a Socialist and it was mainly through him and his 
paper that W. L. Sanborn is representing the fourth 
district in Congress. He is unmarried and admits 
himself to be a woman hater. In fact, he devotes a 
page of his paper each week to feminine criticism ; 
his criticisms are decidedly cynical and would lead 
one to think that he had been disappointed in love. 

John Gregson, Jr., is known as the hermit of 
Hockamock Rock. He started out in the employ of 
the Steel Trust, and inside of seven years owned 
the whole plant ; then he turned his attention to 
love-making and so great was his success in that 
line that he actually became overawed with his own 
ability and pulled up just when everybody expected 
announcement cards. He erected a cage on Hocka- 
mock Rock and when he is not travelling about the 
country looking after the interests of the W. C. T. 
U. he can be found at his hermitage, surrounded by 
a bunch of his cronies ; it is the duty of these cronies 
to listen and believe all his stories. It must be hard 
for them at times but he has a large following. 

Stanley Willey is a travelling agent for the con- 
solidated art societies of New York and Paris. He 



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is as cute as ever he was and exceedingly popular 
with the ladies ; in fact, it is his business to be popu- 
lar with them. We have only to observe how much 
interest the ladies of this vicinity are taking in art, 
to determine whether Stan is succeeding or not. 

Donald Francis Snow is the sole owner of the 
large publishing house in New York which bears 
his name. The most notable magazine which he 
publishes is known as Winter Comfort, and has u 
larger circulation than any of its kind. He has 
such well-known writers as A. F. Cowan and E. T. 
Fenley on his staff and he occasionally contributes 
himself ; his manuscript, however, passes tlirough 
the hands of expert translators before going to the 
press. He has not given up his love for law, for 
as a member of the Manhattan bar he transacts his 
own legal business. 

George Wheeler is an attorney and practices in 
Boston. George has a small family and he claims 
that he is bringing his children up in strict accord- 
ance with psychological doctrines. 

Herbert L. Swett is what many students of eco- 
nomics would call a persuasive optimist. He resides 
in New York and is the leader of an organization 
similar to what Tammany was when he began to 
find, fault with it. He is a promoter of more schemes 
than J. Pierpont jVIorgan ever thought or heard of, 
and everything which he undertakes seems to be a 
success. At present he is attempting to put a 
wonderful flyomobile on the market. This machine 
is the result of the labors of George Gardner and 
H. P. Vose, and should it become popular the work- 
ing days of the inventors are over. 

A. L. Small and M. S. Danforth are scientists 
of some repute. Murray devotes his time searching 
for the fourth dimension and periodically the New 
York Journal issues a supplement describing how 
it has been found and the laws of nature thereby 
changed. Yarmouth has his abode on the summit 
of Mt. David and spends his evenings in communi- 
cation with the planets, that is, when the evenings 
are fair and permit astronomical observations, other- 
wise he turns his attentions to the Bates co-eds at 
the base of the hill. 

P. S. Hill is pastor of a little church in the rural 
districts. He spends most of his time laboring with 
his flock, but every two years he makes a pilgrimage 
to the shrine of Carrie Nation and on his return 
drops in to renew the acquaintances of his college 
days. 

Larrabee and Martelle are explorers and have 
been for years. They set out this year on Dr. 
Gehring's expedition for the pole and their former 
experiences should make their aid invaluable. Mar- 
telle is a naturalist and an expert forester. 

R. C. Foster is a physician but has practised little, 
preferring to devote his time to travel and study. 
He is an accomplished musician having studied for 
years under the best of the old world masters and 
will soon be heard for the first time in this country in 
Grand Opera. 

E. M. Fuller, Jr., is a surgeon in the United 
States Army and a ranking major. The present san- 
itary condition of the different camps is due to his 
work and he will soon be filling the highest position 
in the department. His system is new and entirely 
unlike any former system and is at present being 
carefully inspected by representatives of , foreign 
powers. 



R. L. Dana is a member of the United States 
Senate from the State of Maine ; this is his second 
term and his office will hold good until his resigna- 
tion. His oratorical power and diplomatic ability 
have gained for him an enviable reputation both at 
home and abroad. He is unmarried and considered a 
desirable fish by the designing matrons of the smart 
set in Washington. 

Fat Bodwell is not employed, but as general man- 
ager of the Missouri Central Railroad he employs 
a great many. Roy's life has not been all sunshine, 
for he was married early and he is now but a 
shadow of his former self. As I said, he is mar- 
ried, but he married a woman pugilistically inclined, 
and now he weighs but 140 pounds. There is a 
good moral here. 

Johnson, Garcelon, and Lewis are associated in 
an enterprise. Garcelon is the general manager and , 
advance agent of the Lewis Medical Supply Com- 
pany. They travel about the country showing in a 
large tent and after each performance George passes 
through the audience selling his celebrated Wizard 
Oil and performing wonderful cures. 

"That is all, I believe," said His Majesty, "and 
now I will perform my vanishing act." "But how 
about Kenneth Sills," said J, "surely you have not 
forgotten him." "Oh ! He is not on my book, you 
know, but if you wish I can tell you his future. 

"He is destined to be the most learned man in 
the world before he dies. His code of Ethics and 
Philosophy will be universally accepted and his influ- 
ence will be felt long after he is gone. The period 
of literature which we are now entering will be 
known as the Age of Sills." 

His Majesty then took his departure and I went 
my way rejoicing. 



The Parting Addi^ess 

By Kenneth C. M. Siils, closed the literary 

part of the exercises. 

Mr. President, Classmates, and Friends: 

Some three years ago the trembling youth who 
closed the exercises at our joyous Freshman ban- 
quet ventured to take as his theme the honest adage : 
"Every one is a good fellow when you get to know 
him." Our happy, heart-free college life has shown 
how teeming with truth are those words. And 
to-day we feel far more than we have felt before that 
when you get to know him every one is a good fel- 
low. Therein lies a deal of philosophy; and, if you 
care to think long enough, more or less religion. In 
our seclusion and repose we have learned from one 
another what manly fellowship means ; and beyond 
aught else Bowdoin has taught us to see more good 
than bad in man; more joy than sorrow in life. 
That is a noble conception of man ; that is a health- 
giving view of life. Such ideals will help in the 
days to come when grievous disappointments and 
bitter deceits may tempt us, if only for a moment, 
to magnify the evil and to take the cynical stand of 
the world, that, after all, every one is a rascal when 
you get to know him. To see more good than bad 
in every fellow-creature will make us understand the 
more easily how the other half lives; will make our 
dealings with mechanic and with monarch the more 
honorable and the more sincere, will make our 
own lives the sweeter and broader. 



BOWDOm OEIENT. 



S3 



Yet, despite our valorous efforts to drive our 
thoughts on to the future, they go rushing, stream- 
ing, pouring back to the days just gone by. At all 
hours of the morning and night, like the chime of 
the chapel bell, the strains of Auld Lang Syne have 
been stealing on our ears. This afternoon the class 
yell, though it sounded barbarous to you, is far 
more than a mass of Greek symbols to us who 
remember how valiantly we gave it at the Thanks- 
giving day rush Freshman year ; and who wonder 
how many will come back to make the good words 
ring through the commencement processions five, 
fifteen, fifty years from now. As we ponder whether 
or no we have lived up to the brave traditions of the 
older Bowdoin, the words of Phi Chi, "And thanks 
to God and nineteen one," have sunk lower in our 
hearts. 

And some of us now realize what Thackeray 
meant by "the past and its dear history and youth 
and its hopes and lessons and tones and looks for- 
ever echoing in the heart and present in the 
memory." 

To-day we are the lords of the campus ; to-mor- 
row these very trees, those very halls, will look 
down on us with gentle indifference. For the col- 
lege belongs to the student body rather than to the 
trustees ; to the undergraduates rather than to the 
alumni. 

When some of us straggle back in days to come, 
though there be other Seniors in our forms at chapel, 
though strange groups talk over familiar scenes, 
though our names be but dimly heard or never 
sounded, yet in the history of the past we have a 
goodly heritage which no man can wrest from us. 
As we recall our own days and our own class, the 
old songs will ring more sweetly if more sadly in 
our ears ; the old pranks will bring a merrier if a 
quieter smile and if the shadows on the old paths be 
deeper, it is only that the sunshine through the 
leaves will be the brighter, too. 

It may be well to remember our college days, our 
college ideals when the queer outside world begins 
to buffet us and to sniff contemptuously at our col- 
lege views. In the material storm and stress to-day 
we may well thank Bowdoin for teaching us that 
success is never to be counted in stocks and bonds ; 
nor is worth a matter of dollars and cents. There 
are to-day and thank God there ever will be, "college- 
bred men who labor in the field of usefulness without 
either wealth or honors and yet achieve success 
which unseen and unknown by the sordid and the 
cyncical will bloom in the hearts of men longer than 
the prizes of wealth and honor can endure." 
Doubtless the hard, practical world smiles at us for 
putting before us such an ideal ; but the world smiles 
at many things which it inwardly longs for. 

And when days are dark and dreary, there will 
ever be the vision of our college before our eyes. 
As the children of Joan of Arc's village sang of the 
Arbre Fee, so may v/e with all Bowdoin's sons echo 
the words 

"And when in exile wandering we 
Shall fainting yearn for glimpse of thee 
Oh rise upon our sight." 

Yet this must be no idle passion for the past, no 
"sorrow's crown of sorrow in remembering better 



things." Rather shall the old hopes, the old aspira- 
tions, the old dreams in the words of the grand 
German hymn 

"To far nobler deeds inspire us 
All our joyous live-long days." 

And the thoughts of the old class must be more 
than vain and lonely fancies. For when one of us 
does an honest and upright thing, may there be 
fifty-six others to say with pride, "I was a classmate 
of his at Bowdoin." And when one of us seems to 
sink and fail, may there be fifty-six others to remem- 
ber that at Bowdoin we learn to find in every one 
far more good than bad. Thus may "we few, wc 
happy few, we band of brothers," in deed and in 
truth approve the pledge of fellowship. 

Rambling and wistful are our fancies ; too deep 
for tears and far too deep for words are our thoughts, 
as with strong, iranly hearts, we bid dear old Bow- 
doin a strongj manly farewell. 



The class rose in their places and, accom- 
panied by the band, sang the class ode com- 
posed by Arthur Fenno Cowan. 

ODE. 

(Air — Die Wacht am Rhein.) 

Oh ! comrade true, a hand of thine, 
And let it warmly clasp with mine ; 
For this, the day when friends must part, 
Brings sadness to tne throbbing heart. 
Fond memories around us cling 
Like ivy to the oak in spring; 
And years with joy and pleasure rife 
Make saddest moments of our life. 

/Now, fellows, let us sing with praise^ 
I To blushing ^/mo il/a/(?r Days; ^ 

' Let woods reverberate the sound, ' 

, And echo back the hills around. 
I The tongues of many men of fame 

Speak reverentially her name; 

Kind rlowdoin, mother to us all, 

Thy love, thy fame, thy sons extol. 

The day is dying, night comes on; 
The breeze that faintly sighed is gone. 
The gates are shutting sure but slow; 
Yet, 'fore we leave this spot to go, 
Let's Qrink a toast, kind igoi, 
To Bowdoin's health, in unison : 
Farewell, our love will never wane 
Aufwiedersehen, aufwiedersehen. 



Smoking the pipe of peace, cheering the 
halls, and the sorrowful farewell completed the 
afternoon of Class Day. The Class of 1901 
is the first to give nine 'rahs for the Hubbard 
Library. 

In the evening, at 8 o'clock, was the 
concert on the green, after which the Seriior 



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Promenade took place in Memorial Hall, 
where the followine: order was danced : 



Waltz. 

Two-Step. 

Waltz. 

Two-Step. 

Wajtz; 

Schottische. 

Two-Step. 

Waltz. 

Two-Step. 

Waltz. 

Two-Step. 

Waltz. 

Two-Step. 

Waltz. 

Two-Step. 

Waltz. 

Two-Step. 

Waltz. 

Schottische. 

Waltz. 

Two-Step. 

Waltz. 

Two-Step. 

Waltz. 



"San Toy. 

"Yale Bool a. 

"An Autumn Bud. 

"Crack o' the Whip. 

"The Rose of Mexico. 

"I Ain't a-Goin' to Weep No Mo'e. 

"Hail to the Spirit of Liberty. 

"Florodora. 

"Mosquito Parade. 

"The Evil Eye. 

"A' Frangesa. 

"Bowdoin Waltzes. 

Intermission. 

"Goo Goo Eyes. 

"The Proposal. 

"The Colored Major. 

"The Ameer. 

"San Toy. 

"The Casino Girl. 

"Wot Cheer. 

"Comoosia. 

"Hunky Dory. 

"The Singing Girl. 

"Dinah's Jubilee. 

"When .You Were Sweet Sixteen. 



MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATION. 

On Wednesday morninsf forty doctors 
were created by President Hyde. After the 
prayer by Rev. Charles H. Cutler of Bangor, 
the g-raduating class was addressed by Augus- 
tus F. Moulton, Esq., of Portland, who spoke 
at great length on the "Advancement of the 
Nineteenth Century." Of the Faculty there 
were present President Hyde, Dr. Weeks, Dr. 
Gerrish, Dr. Hunt, Dr. Mitchell, Hon. Lucilius 
A. Emerv, Dr. W. B. Moulton, Dr. Smith, 
and Dr. Brock. After the oration the diplo- 
mas were conferred and the class marched 
out under the leadership of the class marshal, 
Joseph E. Odiorne. Following is the 

Oration. 

By Francis Henry Cohan. 

Members of our distinguished Faculty, Ladies and 
Gentlemen, Fellow-Classmates : 

The Class of ipoi having honored me in their 
selection of orator. I have chosen to speak briefly on 
a subject which must_be.Df paramount interest to us 
all, the profession we are about to enter. 

No better definition can perhaps be given it than 
that given by Plato centuries ago, who said of medi- 
cine, "That this is an art which considers the con- 
stitution of the patient and has principles of action, 
and reasons in each case." 

When medicine began to be practiced as an art we 
do not know,- but it dates its birth and usefulness 
from the time man first assisted his afflicted brother 
with such crude knowledge as reason alone gave him. 



All of our honored callings can point to a history 
abounding in sacrifice, patient toil, and that of relig- 
ion to innumerable martyrs to their convictions. 
The profession we are to enter can point to all of 
these and to ages of unflagging zeal, tireless labor, 
and willing sacrifice in the pursuit of truth and in 
rejection of what was and is false. 

Its labors are hallowed by the memory of perse- 
cutions and injustice, and by unwavering defense of 
what it considered true knowledge and the same 
unwavering opposition to what was baseless by 
names which shine resplendent in the pages of 
science, names \\'hich centuries have not dimmed in 
splendor or in worth. It has not arisen in a day, a 
year or a century. It has not come to us as a rev- 
elation, nor is our profession the less God-given 
because it has not. It is the result of no given 
reason, aided by the knowledge that comes only 
from study and experience and aided also by nature's 
products. Slowly and steadily it has advanced, ever 
onward has been its course toward the distant goal, 
distant because the knowledge of nature and medi- 
cine go hand in hand and nature is infinite. 

The greatest bar to its progress in the distant 
past was its lack of foundation, what seemed firm 
and stable ground was occupied and occupied only 
to be abandoned over and over again. Its search 
was for truth and for such truth as would bear the 
light both of experience and posterity. Quackery, 
Empiricism, and sincere but wrong theories had to 
be weeded out and they have been. Alchemy is 
dead and chemistry lives and will live because it is 
founded on fact and because conservatism is one of 
its many crowning virtues. 

Empiricism must yield to the growing intelligence 
of the people, the conscientious teacher, the school 
and the modern laboratory are its enemies. Super- 
stition, from being the cherished plaything of poetic 
fancy, is descending to the level of a money-making 
business, with no visible samoles or stock in trade. 
All falsehoods have their brief day, healthy criticism 
is at its best and creates also the best-known stimu- 
lus toward Derfection ; and the acquisition of those 
principles which will bear the most careful investi- 
sation and the trial of time. Metaphoricallv sneak- 
ing, medicine, like the world, has had its 
ages : of iron : of bronze ; and of silver. It is our 
good fortune to enter its practice in the youth of its 
.srolden age. No period in history presents such 
phenomenal advances as the century recently closed, 
and it is safe to predict still more wonderful in the 
centurv now with us. 

It has its foundations and its materia! and the 
building is going rapidly forward. Its doors are 
forever closed against what is false and are guarded 
by broad light of true science, sustained and appre- 
ciated by the growing intelligence of the people. 
High among its discoveries and applications stands 
antisepsis. Researches in bacteriology have placed 
in its hands almost infallible methods of diagnosis. 
Chemistry has given it a solid and enduring founda- 
tion. Surgery is advancing steadily onward. The 
surgeon is no longer the manual adjunct of the 
scientist, he is the scientist, the skilled observer, the 
trained diagnostician and the competent physician in 
one, and he represents the highest type of the prac- 
tical anatomist. 

The profession we are about to enter is always 



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directing and has always directed its efforts toward 
the benefit of humanity, and he represents the high- 
est type of humanitarian to whom nothing human is 
alien. Our work for humanity need not be confined 
to the treatment of injury or disease, the work left 
for us is as broad and far reaching as the universe, 
and when we carry it out no matter where or for 
whom we are carrying out the labors of that Great- 
est of Teachers who taught us how to live. 

In the low-voiced brook, in the wind among the 
trees, in the sunlight and the moonlight the poet finds 
his inspirations and his songs. In all of these, in 
the beautiful intricacies of the body and even the 
prosaic stories by the wayside the scientist finds ser- 
mons greater than have been written. It is given to 
few to see the full fruition of their labors. Good 
deeds and well expended toil are like the acorn 
which sinks from sight beneath the soil ; only to rise 
and 'command the admiration of posterity by its 
stately grandeur as the oak. Fellow classmates, the 
heritage of our profession is an ancient and an hon- 
orable one indeed. The illustrious dead and the 
illustrious living call upon us to continue its bright- 
ness and to be faithful in its service. From Aescu- 
lapius and Hippocrates, from Celsus, Vesalius, 
Pare and Hunter and those who now shine in its 
firmament, the results of toil and application have 
been placed before us. We are heirs to their wis- 
dom and experience. We have been guided past 
the pitfalls and dark places. No pains have been 
spared, no labor has been too onerous, and the 
future rests with us. If we do not honor and cherish 
the integrity of our chosen profession it is not from 
lack of precepts placed before us, nor because the 
duties outlined for us and the examples given us 
have not been compatible with the highest form of 
conscience, nor will it be from lack of facts. We 
have dealt with little else. No. I am afraid our 
story would correspond to that of Ulysses, who won 
the armor and weapons of Achilles by his eloquence 
but who is reported to have subsequently found 
them a trifle too large. 

But we have no fears, our class has done its duty. 
It is an accepted fact and has been written for some 
time, that its members, to a man, cherish the Medical 
School of Maine and every member of its dis- 
tinguished Faculty. I hope and have every reason 
to believe that it will be written plainly in the future, 
just as plainly as it is written in our memories 
to-day. It may not be where all who pass can read, 
only the few can do this ; but our love and our 
loyalty will be written somewhere, never fear. 

Fellow-classmates, the setting of the sun which 
marks the closing of our graduation year will raarK 
also our separation. The years we have spent 
together have been filled with arduous duties it is 
true, but we have many a pleasant event to look 
back upon, and many sincere and valuable friend- 
ships to cherish. The time will come I venture to 
say, when we will look upon these as cur happiest 
days. If to-day the future spreads out before us as 
a garden of munificence dazzling in rich prospect, let 
us have our dream. It may be brief enough. We 
go forth from our course with little to cause us self- 
reproach. We have tried to do our duty and we 
accept the reward. Let us try to do our duty in the 
days of trial yet to come. Let us be true to the 



precepts which have been taught us. Let us follow 
on the course so ably mapped out for us, and repre- 
sent what our instructors would have us represent, 
advocates in word and action of the great princi- 
ples of true science. In brief, let us follow in the 
footsteps of those who have made the profession of 
our choice a great and glorious one. In conclusion, 
I wish in the name of my classmates to extend to the 
members of the Faculty our deep sense of apprecia- 
tion and gratitude for their efforts in our behalf. 



This year's class is the largest ever graduated 
from the School. And since it is the last to finish 
the course in three years, it is probable that there 
will be no graduating class next year. 



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

The annual meeting of the society was held 
in Cleveland Lecture Room at 9 a.m. Wednes- 
day. A most important matter was con- 
sidered : The report of the committee on the 
Longfellow House in Portland. It was 
recommended by the committee to accept the 
gift of the Longfellow House which was 
deeded to the Society by Mrs. Anne Long- 
fellow Pierce, sister of Henry Wadsworth 
Longfellow, Bowdoin, '25. The greater part 
of the morning was devoted to discussing 
ways and means for complying with the con- 
ditions of thedeed of gift. 

The following officers of the Society were 
elected for the ensuing year: President, 
James P. Baxter of Portland; Vice President, 
Ruf us K. Sewall of Wiscasset ; Corresponding 
Secretary, Joseph Williamson of Belfast; 
Treasurer, Fritz H. Jordan of Portland; 
Recording Secretary and Librarian, H. W. 
Bryant of Portland. The following members 
of the standing committee were chosen : 
Henry S. Burrage, Portland; Henry L. Chap- 
man, Brunswick; John M. Brown, Portland; 
Edgar P. Burnham, Saco; John M. Gliddon, 
Newcastle; Franklin A. Wilson, Bangor; 
Josiah H. Drummond, 'Portland; Fritz H. 
Jordan, Portland. 

PHI BETA KAPPA. 

At 4 o'clock, Wednesday, the annual meet- 
ing was held in Adams Hall. From the Class 
of 1901 the following men were elected to 
membership : 

Harry Eaton Walker, Clemens Andrew 
Yost, Austin Park Larrabee, Roland Everett 
Bragg, Roscoe Everett Whiting, George Cur- 
rier Wheeler. 



BOWDOIN OtirENT. 



From 1902 : Ralph Bushnell Stone, 
George Rowland Walker, Harry Gordon 
Swett, Charles Henry Hunt, George Edwin 
Fogg. 



PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION. 

President and Mrs. Hyde gave a reception 
to the members of the graduating class and 
their friends, from 8 to 10, on Wednesday 
evening. A large number of people from out 
of town were present, besides the students 
and Faculty. 



COMMENCEMENT DAY. 

On Thursday, June 27, occurred the 
ninety-sixth commencement of Bowdoin Col- 
lege. The annual alumni meeting was held 
at 9 in the morning. From then until 10.30 
the library was a busy place, where old alumni 
and young were renewing acquaintances or 
making new ones. At 10.30 the procession, 
headed by the band, marched to the Church 
on the Hill for the Commencement exercises. 
Each class, as it started, gave its class yell. 
The heat was intense, but it seemed not to 
interfere with the enthusiasm of those present. 

At the church the following order of exer- 
cises took place : 

Music. 
Prayer. 
Music. 
The Shortcomings of Stoicism. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills. 
Lavoisier. Murray Snell Danforth. 

Essentials of Citizenship. 

Ripley Lyman Dana. 
Music. 
Industrial Education for the Negro. 

George Currier Wheeler. 
The Mission of the Small College. 

George L. Lewis. 
The Dangers of Concentrated Wealth. 

Stanley C. Willey. 
Music 
Conferring of Degrees. 
Benediction. 



HONORARY DEGREES. 

The honorary degree of LL.D. was conferred upon 
Paris Gibson, '51, of Great Falls, Montana; Hon. 
W. D. Washburn, '54, of Minneapolis, Minn. ; 
Professor Alpheus S. Packard, '61, of Providence, 
R. L 

The degree of Doctor of Letters was conferred 
upon Sarah Orne Jewett, daughter of T. H. Jewett, 
'34- 



The degree of M.A., out of course, was con- 
ferred upon C. D. Jameson, '76, of Pekin, China, 
and upon Henry A. Wing, '80, of Lewiston. 

Prizes Awarded. 

Goodwin Commencement — K. C. M. Sills. 

English Composition — H. D. Evans and H. E. 
Walker, first; G. L. Lewis and K. C. M. Sills, 
second. 

Brown Prize for Extemporaneous Compo-sition — 
K. C. M. Sills, first; D. F. Snow, second. 

Pray English— K, C. M. Sills. 

Sewall Greek — Divided between L. V. Walker 
and S. C. W. Simpson. 

Sewall Latin — S. C. W. Simpson. 

Smyth Mathematical— F. G. Marshall. 

Goodwin French — M. P. Cram. 



COMMENCEMENT DINNER. 

Immediately following the exercises in the 
church came the Commencement Dinner in 
Memorial Hall, the first ever held in that place. 
Caterers Fox & Adams of Bangor served an 
elaborate menu. After the dinner came 
speeches by several alumni, distinguished, 
honored, and influential. President Hyde 
first introduced Senator Hale, who spoke 
with enthusiasm of the prominent places 
occupied by Bowdoin alumni and their benev- 
olent, patriotic and public work. General 
Hubbard received an enthusiastic welcome. 
For several minutes he waited while waves 
of hand-clapping, shouting, and stamping 
swept over the hall. Hon. James McKeen, 
president of the Alumni Association, spoke 
briefly. Next the representatives of the 
classes were announced : Joseph C. A. Win- 
gate, '51, Rev. Thomas Robie, '56, Edward 
Stanwood, '61, Prof. Henry L. Chapman, '66, 
Charles T. Haines, '76, Hon. Frederick C. 
Stevens, '81, Attorney-General Donovan, '81, 
of Montana, Levi Turner, '86, A. S. Dyer, '91, 
John Clair Minott, '96. It was late in the 
afternoon when the dinner was finished. 



HONORARY APPOINTMENTS. 

Class of 1901. 

Kenneth Charles Morton Sills. 



Roland Everett Bragg, 
Arthur Fenno Cowan, 
Murray Snell Danforth, 
Henry Darenydd Evans, 
Austin Pari? Larrabee, 
George Lotlirop Lewis, 



Harold Penniman Vose, 
Harry Eaton Walker, 
George Currier Wheeler, 
Eosooe Everett Wiiiting, 
John Howard Wyman, 
Clemens Andrew Yost. 



Fred Herbert Cowan, Norman John Gehririg, 

Ripley Lyman Dana, Alfred Louis Laferriere, 

Otho Lee Dasoombe, George Loring Pratt, 

Edward Trowbridge Fenley, Walter Lyman Sanborn, 

Alonzo Herrick Garcelon, Stanley Chandler Willey. 
George Redman Gardner. 



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CAMPUS CHf^T. 

E. O. Achorn, '8i, will be one of the speakers 
at the Unitarian summer meetings at the Isles of 
Shoals in July. 

During the summer a new diamond is to be laid 
on Whittier Field, paid for by the balance from last 
season. It will be of loam, in order to suit base- 
ball and foot-ball men alike. 

The Y. M. C. A. Hand-Book is in preparation, 
and will be sent to prospective Freshmen two weeks 
before the fall term, and to any other students who 
apply for it to the committee. 

Assistant Professor H. DeForest Smith has 
accepted a call to .t professorship at Amherst Col- 
lege. Bowdoin will be sorry indeed to lose him. 
His successor here has not yet been selected. 

Miss Bertha May Wiley, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. G. R. Wiley of Bethel, Me., was married to 
Dr. Norman John Gehring, Bowdoin, 1901, and 
Med., 1899, at Bethel, June 29. They will reside 
at Cleveland, Ohio. 

The old sun-dial that was removed three years 
ago has been re-installed in its old place in front of 
Massachusetts Hall by Mr. Simpson. The dial 
shows exact local time, and has one great advantage 
over a clock — it cannot get out of time. 

Workmen are at work removing the boilers from 
the basement of the Science Building. With the 
new heating system in use they are no longer needed, 
and the college is glad to sell them to Dr. Curtis of 
Brunswick to be placed in the new Masonic building 
on the corner of Lincoln and Maine streets. The 
removal of these boilers will leave another large 
basement room available similar to the one now 
fitted up as a machine shop. 

The "Bowdoin Alumni" were defeated by the 
"Bates Alumni" in a farcical game at Lewiston, June 
26, 7-5. Tlie game was replete with sensational 
errors, but everyone had a good time, so what is the 
difference? Bowdoin played the best game, but its 
errors were unfortunate. The game lasted for four 
innings and a half. The only real base-ball players 
in the aggregation were Libby, '99, of Bowdoin, who 
struck out nine men ; and Gerrish, the stubby Bates 
catcher, who didn't look a day older than when he 
graduated, some four years ago. 

Next year it is planned to have this Bowdoin- 
Bates alumni game, taking the place of the usual 
'varsity-alumni game, at Brunswick. 

Bowdoin's line-up was : Hull, c. ; Libby, p. ; 
Bodge, lb. ; Sykes, 2b. ; Bryant, ss. ; Fairbanks, 3b. ; 
Dane, If. ; Pendleton, cf. ; Dana, '96, rf. 



ATHLETICS. 



The Orient submits the following all-Maine 
base-ball team for the season of 1901 : 

. Cowing of Colby, catcher; Newenham of Colby, 
first pitcher and captain : Oakes of Bowdoin, second 
pitcher; Nevers of Bowdoin, first base; Carr of 
Maine, second base ; Allen of Bates, short-stop ; 



Davis of Maine, third base ; Saunders of Colby, left 
field; Stanwood ot Bowdoin, center field; Leighton 
of Colby, right field. Substitutes, Deane, Bates ; 
Holmes, Maine ; Havey, Bowdoin. 

The annual meetings of the track, base-ball, and 
tennis associations were held on Tuesday, June 18. 
For the track association Hellenbrand, '03, was 
elected president ; Shaw, '03, vice-president ; Abbott, 
'03, secretary and treasurer ; Mitchell, '03 manager ; 
Wildes, '04, assistant manager. The 

REPORT OF MANAGER WALKER 

was then heard tnd accepted. 

Swett, last year's manager, left over a surplus of 
$207.50. This surplus has been entirely in the hands 
of Professor Smith, the treasurer. I have not had 
or used any part of it, except what was used to 
pay for the outdoor running track. All btit $32.23 
of this surplus has been spent, as follows : 

To pay for Base-Ball Deficit $50.29 

Cost of Outdoor Running Track 115.98 

Two old outstanding bills 3.40 

Leather Shot for use in Gym 5.60 

Total paid out $175-27 

Surplus $207.50 

175-27 

On hand $32.23 

As manager of the Bowdoin Track Team for the 
season of igoi, I wish to submit the following report: 
Receipts. 

Balance received from 1900 $32-23 

Rebate from the I. C. A. A. A. A 3.00 

Rebate from the college for shovelling track. . 2.45 
Guarantee from B. A. A. for Relay Team. . . . 40.00 
Subscriptions for Relay Team collected.... 116.50 

Sold 2 pair second-hand running shoes 5.50 

Gross receipts from Indoor Meet 187.10 

Gross receipts from Invitation Meet 215.15 

Contribution from D. W. Bangs. '91 5.Q0 

Contribution from A. L. Ridley, New York. . 5.00 

Back subscriptions collected 23.25 

Regular subscriptions collected 654.00 

$1,289.18 
Expenditures. 

Registering Men and Expenses of Relay 

Team to B. A. A. Meet $43.30 

Expenses of Delegate to N. E. I. C. A. A. 

Convention 9.20 

Expenses of Delegate to M. I. C. A. A. Con- 
vention 1.75 

Annual Dues to 3 Associations 40.00 

2 Pairs of Spiked Shoes 7.00 _ 

Expenses of Indoor Jileet 82.98 

Paid Riley for use of piano in Gym 10.00 

Paid Smith & Lenton for mats, etc, in Gym. . 11.50 

Expenses of Worcester Trip 214.21 

Expenses of Invitation Meet 1g2.l1 

Lathrop, for coaching, board, and expenses... 244.87 

Cinders and work on Track 57-75 

E.Kpenses of Mott Haven Trip 64.75 

Expenses of Orono Trip 138.85 

Wright & Ditson for 'Varsity Running Shirts. 12.66 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Stamps, check-book, money orders and tele- 
grams 7.27 

Sundries, including athletic goods such as 
shot, hammer materials, vaulting poles, 
^tc 29.20 

$1,167.40 

Total Receipts $1,289.18 

Total Expenditures 1,167.40 

Cash Balance $121.78 

Unpaid Subscriptions . . . : 52.50 

I174.28 
G. Roland Walker, Manager. 

White, '03, was elected president of the Base- 
Ball Association; Oakes, '04, vice-president; Gray, 
'03, secretary and treasurer; Robinson, '03, manager; 
Dana, '04, scorer. 



MANAGER STANWOOD'S REPORT 
shows also a surplus in the treasury. 

Amount Paid Out. 

Suits, base-balls, sweaters, express on same. $299.29 
Miscellaneous accounts, postage, printing, 
advertising, telephone, special managers 

trips, etc 61.17 

R. L. Hull for coaching 211. 17 

Expenses of Coach Hull 41.25 

Cost of Lewiston game 17.42 

Dartmouth trip 184.42 

Harvard trip 107.10 

Brunswick game 14-36 

U. of M. game in Brunswick 87.37 

Bridgton Academy game (second 

team) 33.75 

U. of M. game at Orono 57.66 

Bates trip (no game — rain) 16.80 

Bates game at Lewiston 16.96 

Colby game in Brunswick 21.12 

Colum.bia game 145.66 

Colby game in Waterville 37.41 

Bates game at Brunswick 47-32 

Freeport High School game at 

Brunswick (second team) 2.50 



$1,403.31 
Amount Received. 

Amount on hand at beginning of season. .. . $0.00 

Students' subscriptions 532.35 

Amount received from ads. on score cards... 23.50 

Received from Lewiston game 29.05 

Received from Dartmouth 200.00 

Harvard 100.00 

Brunswick game 3i-iS 

U. of M. game go.40 

Bridgton Academy (second 

team game) 30.00 

U. of M. guarantee 75.00 

Bates rain guarantee 12.50 

Bates guarantee 25.00 

Colby game 150.75 



Columbia game 129.45 

Bates game 157.20 



$1,586.35 
1,403-31 



Balance on hand $183-04 

Unpaid subscriptions 73-00 



F- A. 



$256.04 
Stanwood. 



Hunt, '02, Libby, '03, and Paine, '03, were elected 
president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, 
respectively, of the tennis association. 



DECISIONS OF THE BOARDS. 

At the annual Commencement session of the Gov- 
erning Boards the following matters were acted 
upon: 

Alfred L. P. Dennis was chosen Instructor in 
History in place of Professor MacDonald, whose 
resignation was accepted. Roscoe J. Ham was 
chosen Instructor in Modern Languages. Miss 
Frances P. Morse was elected Assistant Registrar. 
The fall term is to begin thirteen weeks from 
Commencement. When Christmas falls on Sunday, 
the term will close the Friday before and the winter 
term begin the Tuesday after New Year's ; when 
Christmas is Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, the 
term will close the Saturday before Christmas and 
the next term will begin the day after New Year's; 
when Christmas is on Thursday, Friday or Satur- 
day, the fall term will close two days before 
Christmas and the next term open the Tuesday 
after New Year's. 

On the recommendation of the Committee on 
Grounds and Buildings six porters are to be selected, 
who shall be stationed one in each end, clad in 
white porters' uniforms, and employed to do all the 
work now supposed to be done by end-women, 
besides all other work necessary to keep the ends 
in immaculate condition. They will be forbidden 
to receive tips or to do errands off the campus, but 
otherwise will be at the beck of the residents of the 
ends. The Orient feels that congratulations are 
due to the future dwellers in what have always been 
abodes of desolation. 

A committee of the Boards was chosen to report 
next Commencement on a suitable application of the 
Collins Fund, whose conditions have been a dead 
letter for years. Another committee is to report 
on the matter of chapter houses and what provisions 
shall be made to keep the dormitory rooms occu- 
pied. 

Professor Robinson's leave of absence was 
extended into the fall term. 

Provisions were made for having a prominent 
alumnus make an address next Commencement. 

After this year $500 will be appropriated annually 
from the Garcelon and Merritt Funds to aid worthy 
young men through college. 

Several donations were accepted with thanks, 
among others one of $3,000 from the Class of 1875 
to establish a prize in American' History, and a 



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Library Fund of $1,200 from an unknown friend, 
through Edward Stanwood, '61. 

The following new trustees were elected ■ Rev. 
Samuel V. Cole, '74. principal of Wheaton Semi- 
nary, Norton, Mass. : Gen. John Marshall Brown, 
'60, of Portland, for many years president of the 
Board of Overseers. 

The following new Overseers were elected : 
Weston Lewis, '72, of Gardiner ; William J. Curtis, 
'75, of New York. 

The National Congregational Council which 
meets in Portland in October, is to be invited to 
visit Bowdoin. 

A new general catalogue is to be compiled next 
year. 

A committee is to report next year on substituting 
A.B. degree instead of B.S. when Greek is not 
taken. Meanwhile Donald F. Snow, '01, is granted 
B.S., with privilege of exchanging his diploma if 
the change is made as President Hyde wishes next 
vear. 



Y. M. C. A. 



Y. M. C. A. 
The following are the committees for the com- 
ing year : 

New Student. 
D. E. McCormick, '03, chairman ; C. F. Robinson, 
'03, J. A. Harlow, '03, S. C. W. Simpson, '03, George 
W. Burpee, '04. 

Religious Meetings. 
C. F. Robinson, '03, chairman ; C. C. Shaw, '03, 
C. E. Lowell, '04, C. W. Rundlett, '04, F. L. 
Magune, Med. 

Missionary. 
George W. Burpee, '04, chairman ; C. C. Shaw, 
'03, C. W. Rundlett, '04, H. C. Saunders, '04, E. 
R. Kelley, '02. 

Social. 
C. C. Shaw, '03, chairman ; E. R. Haley, '02, H. 
C. Saunders, '04, H. J. Everett, '04, P. M. Clark, 
'04, M. S. Woodbury, '03. 

Finance. 
S. C. W. Simpson, '03, chairman; P. M. Clark, 
'04, L. A. Cousens, '02. 

Hand-Book. 
J. A. Harlow, '03, chairman ; C. F. Robinson, 
'03, M. Blanchard, '03. 

Bible Study. 
J. A. Harlow, '03, chairman ; L. A. Cousens, '02, 
E. B. Kelley, '02, S. C. W. Simpson, '03, C. W. 
Rundlett, '04. 

Information Bureau. 
Committee to consist of the cabinet, together 
with the following sub-committee : 

H. G. Farley, '03, M. T. Phillips, '03, G. H. 
Campbell, '04, W. M. Powers, '04. 

The work during this spring term has been 
mainly in the line of preparation for the work of 
the fall term. Let every man come back two or 
three days early determined to help in a vigorous 
campaign during the fall term. 

The Bowdoin Association is represented at North- 
field, this sumn^er by President McCormick, '03, 
and Burpee, '04. Only business engagements kept 
three or four other members from being present. 



ALUMN 



Reunions of classes were abundant on Thursday 
evening. The fortieth anniversary of the Class of 
'61, which was held at Merrymeeting Casino, was the 
most noteworthy. The reunion was under the 
charge of Edward Stanwood, the class secretary, 
editor of the Youth's Companion. The men of this 
class count among their members noted individuals 
in every part of the country; editors, professors, doc- 
tors, lawyers, teachers, all distinguished in their 
walks of life are members of the class. There were 
nearly all of the twenty-three surviving members 
of the class present. 

The classes of '56, '66, and '81 had their reunions 
at Riverton Park, Portland. It is a fact for admir- 
ing comn^'ent that Rev. E. B. Palm/er, '56, has 
attended forty-six consecutive commencements, every 
one since his Junior year in college. 

Several class reunions were held at New 
Meadows Inn. 

Among the alumni who attended commencement 
were the following, arranged in classes : 

'35- — Josiah Crosby. 

'36. — A. Garcelon. 

'44— G. M. Adams. 

'44.— J. L. Pickard. 

'46. — John Haskell. 

'46.— J- C. Pickard. 

'48.— C. A. Packard. 

'50.— J. S. Sewall. 

'si.— J. P. Fessenden, J. W. Butterfield, W. H. 
Owen, J. C. A. Wingate, A. C. Hamlin. 

'52. — J. H. Goodenow. 

'54.— D, C. Linscott. 

'56.— E. B. Palmer, T. S. Robie, P. Loring, G. 
A. Wheeler, H. Farrar, W. L. Melcher, G. C. Moses. 

'57-— C. W. Pickard, S. C. Beecher. 

'59.— A. Mitchell. 

'60. — H. H. Burbank, John M. Brown. 

'61.— F. M. Ray, E. Stanwood, L. Farr, G. M. 
Thurlow. E. Smith. C. O. Hunt, L. A. Emery. A. S. 
Packard, G. B. Kenniston, C. A. Curtis, W. W. 
Eaton, F. L. Dinglev, S. H. Manning. 

'63.— C. W. Bell, T. M. Giveen, G. A. Emery. 

'64.— J. McKeen. Enoch Foster, Charles Jewett. 

'65.— J. A. Lock^, H. W. Swasey, C. Fish, J. 
E. Moore. 

'66.— H. L. Chapman, C. K. Hinkley, C. A. 
Boardman. S. B. Carter, F. H. Gerrish. 

'67.— W. S. Hutchinson, I. S. Curtis, T. W. Mac- 
Donald, G. P. Davenport. 

'68.— C. G. Holvoke, C. A, Ring. 

'69.— J. C. Coombs, Charles Rowell. E. W. Hale, 
Jr., H. B. Quimbv. Clarence Hale, E. P. Payson, H. 
S. Whitman. T. H. Eaton. 

'71- — J. F. Chaney. 

'72.— T. S. Richards, H. M. Heath, Herbert Hat, 
ris, G. M. Seiders. 

'73.— D. A. Robinson, J. F. Eliot, A. P. Wiswell, 
A. F. Moulton. 

'74— S. V. Cole. 

'75.— Myles Standish, S. C. Whitmore, A. M 
Card, Med. 

'76.— J. M. Hill, F. C. Payson, O. C. Evans, 
Arlo Bates, C. D. Jameson, W. A. Robinson, A. T. 



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Parker, C. T. Hawes, W. G. Waitt, K. B. New- 
comb, G. B. Merrill, J A. Morrill, O. C. Stevens, T. 
Atwood, C. G. Wheeler, C. H. Clark, H. E. Hall. 

'yj. — G. L. Thompson, C. E. Cobb, H. V. Stack - 
pole, D. D. Gilman. 

'78.— W. E. Sargent, J. T. Davidsrm, Geo. C. 
Purington, Barrett Potter. 

'79. — O. C. S. Davies. 

'80.— A. M. Edwards, F. O. Conant, H. A. Wing, 
A. PI. Holmes, John Swett, T. H. Rilev. 

'81.— A. G. Pettengill, William King, F. H. Little, 
F. A. Fisher, J. Donovan, J. E. Walker, John Dilke, 
E. O. Achorn, H. W. Chamberlain, W. M. Brown, 

E. E. Briry, F B. Merrill, H. L. Staples, F. E. 
Smith, N. R. Webster. 

■82.— E. W. Curtis, J. R. Jordan, C. H. Gilman, 
A. F. Belcher. 

'83.— S. W. B. Jackson, C. A. Corliss, H. E. 
Cole. 

'84. — ^J. A. Waterman, L. Barton, R. I. Thompson. 

'85.— E. H. Freeman, E. Thomas, F. N. Whittier, 
EV P. Howard. 

'86. — Levi Turner, F. L. Smith. 

'87.— W. L. Gahan, A. Gary, F. D. Dearth, Jr., 
T. V. Lane, C. B. Burleigh, E. C. Plummer. 

'88.— W. T. Hall, Jr., W. L. Black, IL S. Card, 
Med.. H. C. Shorey, P. F. Marston., H. C. Hill, 
A. W. Meserve. 

'89. — G. L. Rogers, L. J. Bodge, F. L. Staples, 
S. L. Fogg. 

'90.— O. W. Turner, W. T. Dunn, W. B. Mitchell, 

F. E. Dennett. 

'gi.— P. C. Ne\\ begin, G. A. Porter, C. V. Minott, 
Jr., D. M. Ban-s, H. L. Chapman, H. H. Noyes, 

A. S. Dyer, W. G. Mallett, F. J. Simonton, J. M. 
Hastings, G. C. Mahoney. 

'92.— A. M. Merriman, L. K. Lee, C. M. Pennell, 
H. C. Emery. W. B. Kenniston, C. S. Rich, F. G. 
Svvett. 

'93.— C. E. Bucknam. B. F. Barker, J. W. Lam- 
bert. 

'94.— W. W. Thomas, R. W. Plaisted, F. W. 
Dana, Elias Thomas, Jr., Norman McKinnon, E. H. 
Svkes. 

' '95-— E. S. Lovejoy, G. C. Webber, H. B. Russ, 
R. T. Parker, L. C. Hatch, B. L. Bryant, H. W. 
Th^ver, G. H. Wood, H. S. Fairbanks. 

'96.— C. E. Baker. R. M. Andrews, T. H. Bates, 
J. C. Minott, F. C. Peaks, G. T. Ordway, Chase 
Eastman, Mortimer Warren, F. S. Dane, N. S. 
Mitchell. W. S. Bass, Stirling Fessenden, H. H. 
Pierce. C. A. Kmght. 

'97.— F. J. Small, J. E. Rhodes, 2d, J. H. Home, 
W. C. Adams, R. L. Hull, E. C. Vining, I. H. Morse, 
J. S. Stetson, G. M. Brett, E. L. Bodge, R. S. 
Randall 

'98.— J. F. Dana, C. F. Kendall. H. R. Ives, G. 
H. Sturgis, W. E. Preble, T. S. Marble, W. W. 
Lawrence, E. G. Wilson, E. P. Studley, D. S. 
Wormwood, N. P. McKeown, C. S. Pettengill, D. 

B. MacMillan, F. A. Hamlin, A. L. Hant, D. R. 
Pennell. 

'99.— W. T. Libby, C. A. Towle, A. H. Nason, 
L. L. Hills, E. B. Chamberlain. L. D. Jennings. 
E. M. Nelson. H. F. Dana. Edgar Kaharl, C. G. 



Willard. A. M. Rollins, F. L. Dutton, F. L. Lavertu, 
W. B. Adams, L. L. Cleaves, H. W. Lancy, W. B. 
Clark, W. H. White, Jr. 

1900.— E. B. Holmes, C. E. H. Beane, J. C. Par- 
sons, J. F. Knight, W. V. Phillips, H, W. Cobb, 
H. P. West, I. F. McCormick, H. C. McCarty, A. 
W. Clark, J. R. Bass, E. B. Stackpole, .A. J. Ham- 
lin, P. S. Pottle, J. P. Webber, J. C. Pearson. 



NEW BOOKS. 

A book that will prove useful and instructive is 
the "School and College Speaker," edited by 
Professor Wilmot B. Mitchell and published by 
Henry Holt and Co. Declaimers and school-teachers 
will find within its covers much matter that is not 
only of oratorical value but also of active interest 
otherwise, because many of the declamations deal 
with comparatively recent political issues. In addi- 
tion to the regular stock selections found every- 
where, there are several new pieces never before pulj- 
lished as declamations. It gives further interest to 
this fact to note how many of the new orations are 
from late speeches of the New England representa- 
tives in Congress. 

Besides the collection of declamations, an intro- 
duction of about one hundred pages gives valuable 
instruction for the young speaker, since it contains 
directions for breathing, cautions in pronunciation, 
and hints on expression and gesticulation. Alto- 
gether, it is safe to say that this book will be of 
great aid to school or college speakers and will t,ake 
the place of the inefficient "Comprehensive Speaker" 
used at present. 

The Orient begs to acknowledge the recent 
receipt of the "Bryn Mawr Stories." edited by Mar- 
garetta Morris and Louise Buffum Congdon. 

The form and costume of this college volume is 
well conceived and executed: and. considering that 
it is the first Bryn Mawr publication of the kind, the 
stories themselves deserve considerable merit. 

The stories, however, lack the historical interest 
which is vested in tales of older colleges ; and lack 
any special degree of dramatic interest, there being 
very scanty action shown and no alarming plot work. 
Some of the stories give testimony to the well- 
known earnestness and scholarliness of the Bryn 
Mawr girls ; but we are prone to exaggerate their 
sternness and pedantry in such a way as to make 
the character seem unreal and much different from 
any college girls we have ever had the pleasure to 
know. 

"Epoch-Making" is an interesting story telling 
how a class of Bryn Mawr Freshmen managed their 
politics. 

"A Diplomatic Article" is an able vindication of 
the athletic girl and a scathing arraignment of the 
book-worm. 

"Catherine's Career" is perhaps the best of the 
stories, in its portrayal of our ideal of a college girl. 

On the whole, the Bryn Mawr stories are very 
welcome and lead us to hope that the Bryn Mawr 
girls will essay another volume of college tales. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXI. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 3, 1901. 



No. 10. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHKD EVERT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

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FARNSWOKTH G. iMARSHALL, 1903, 

Assistant Business Manager. 



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Blaine S. Viles, 1903. Harold J. Everett, 1904. 

S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903. 

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The college year opens auspiciou-sly for 
Bowdoin. It is true that in returning this fall 
we miss, many friends familiar and dear to ns 
who were ■, graduated last spring. New- 
comers, however, are fast taking possession of 
these places in our attention and leading us to 
helieve that Bowdoin's standard of high char- 
acter and morality as well as her place in the 
athletic and literary world may be safely 
intrusted to their keeping. VVe extend a cor- 
dial welcome to the Class of 1905 ; remember 
that, wherever yott may have been in the past 
and whatever you may have been, you are all 
now under the guardianship and care of Bow- 
doin College ; from this time on, a part of the 
college lionor is yours to keep unsullied. Be 



proud of the fact that in a short time you will 
be sons of Bowdoin. 



In Bowdoin's first foot-ball game of the 
season last year played with the New Hamp- 
shire State College the score was 32 to o in 
Bowdoin's favor. This year it is 48 to o and 
the team has not been in '.raining as long as it 
had before the opening game last year. This, 
however, can hardly serve as a basis for a com- 
parative estimate of Bowdoin's strength for the 
two years, since New Hampshire may not be 
so strong as formerly. The game Saturday 
demonstrated the fact, nevertheless, that Bow- 
doin has on the field this year an eleven of cool, 
steady players who may be depended upon to 
do good work during the coming season. 



It may not be politic or kind to begin the 
new }car by finding fault. Yet it is time just 
now to take up the discussion of a question 
which has a direct bearing on the athletic 
interests of the college. We refer to the style 
of B worn on the 'varsity sweaters. 

For many years it has been customary to 
have some mark of distinction between the 
sweaters of the various athletic teams. 
Indeed, there are rules and regulations to 
guide us in this matter. The foot-ball man. 
wears a large antique B exactly over his 
broad, manly chest; the base-ball man has 
usually worn a smaller Gothic B higher on his 
sweater ; a member of the 'varsity track team 
has worn an old English B. In different 
ways, then, has the distinction between the 
teams been shown. During the past year, 
however, it seems as if a radical change has 
been made. Foot-ball, base-ball, track, and 
tennis players all wear the same kind of a 
sweater with like decorations. It is impossible 
to tell from any external adornment which 



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may be given to a man, whether, for instance, 
he has played three halves on the foot-ball 
field or whether he is a point-winner at 
Worcester. 

There may be good reasons for making 
this change and obliterating all marks of dif- 
ference, but considerable dissatisfaction has 
been expressed by undergraduates who do not 
discover the advantage. We invite discussion 
in this matter, for though it is a comparatively 
small affair, it is one that by its very insignifi- 
cance may cause much annoyance. Why has 
the chansre been made ? 



We take pleasure in calling attention to the 
communication below from S. F. Humphrey, 
Esq., of Bangor. It was occasioned by a ref- 
erence to the relations between Professor 
Cleaveland and Mr. S. F. B. Morse, inventor 
of the telegraph, published in a late issue of 
the Orient. It relates the experience of a 
student under Bowdoin's famous professor. 
To the Editor of the Orient: 

I cannot let your reference to Professor 
Cleaveland pass without recording as follows : 
When I entered college, 1844, Cleaveland was 
the oldest professor connected with the 
Faculty. He had been an LL.D. then for 
twenty years. He graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege in 1799, "the best general scholar, and the 
man of most talent and promise in his class." 
Afterwards, for a while, he was a tutor in Har- 
vard. Then he balanced between Theology 
and Law, as a profession, but selected Law. 

He was admitted to the bar, but immedi- 
ately he was given a professorship at Bowdoin, 
Professor of Mathematics. (Bowdoin was a 
child of Harvard.) Somewhat later he 
became interested in Mineralogy, and he pub- 
lished an extended work on Mineralogy which 
went through some three editions. This gave 
him a great reputation, both in America and 
Europe, and there followed to him a string of 
titles from literary societies on both sides of 
the Atlantic very long. After a few years he 
gave more attention to Chemistry and other 
cognate sciences, and "as an instructor in them, 
he was without a superior, and as a lecturer, 
without an equal." His correspondence with 
the leading scientists of the world was large. 
He had declined the presidency of the college. 



and also calls to professorships at Harvard, 
Princeton, and other prominent colleges. He 
had settled in life at Bowdoin, and he proposed 
to stay there. 

Such was Cleaveland when I entered Bow- 
doin in 1844. He was older than the Presi- 
dent or any -of the other professors ; and it was 
easy to see that where he stood, or where he 
sat, "ivas the head of the table." 

Cleaveland's recitations were only of the 
Senior Class, though he lectured to Senior and 
Junior Classes and the Medical students. 

His recitations were at 6 o'clock in the 
morning — one hour. Ah ! But those recita- 
tions, so particular, so requiring! He studied 
the capacity of every student, and what he 
required was that each student should do his 
very best. No "adjourns," no let up any- 
where. The professor was requiring, and 
severe, but upon the whole, kindly. _ 

I heard one student ask him, after recita- 
tion, when he would be at leisure. He 
answered, "I am never at leisure, but if you 
have any business with me, I will attend to it 
now." Another time after a lecture, a student 
asked him, in my presence, if there would be 
a recitation the next morning, and Cleaveland 
said, "Why not?" The student said the col- 
lege church is to be dedicated to-morrow. 
Cleaveland's reply was : "Young man, I watit 
you to understand that the duties of my 
department give way to nothing ; there will be 
a recitation as usual." (Moral: Business 
before everything else.) Such was Cleave- 
land, 1844 to 1848. 

He continued his usual work, with the 
same faithfulness, for 'ten years after I left. 
In the autumn term of 1858, his mortal 
strength began to fail. He had to ride to the 
recitation. 

The last day came. He was weak. His 
family admonished him that he was not able 
to go to the recitation. He replied that no 
student had been absent from recitation, or 
tardy, during the term, and he niiist go: but 
half an hour before the hour of recitation, 
the reaper came, and Professor Cleaveland 
was dead. The tolling bells immediately 
announced the sad event. And so the great 
professor passed away, after a service of 53 
vears as professor of Bowdoin College. 

"Magnum et Venerabile Nomen." 

S. F. Humphrey, 

Class of 1848. 



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The Orient pats itself on the back, meta- 
phorically speaking, for the great improve- 
ment in the care of the dormitories. It is 
true that the advisability of having janitors 
had been under consideration for a long time, 
but the matter was undoubtedly brought to a 
climax by the discussion created by the 
Orient during last year. Whether the new 
plan will be completely successful remains to 
be seen, but at present there seems to be every 
indication of satisfaction. Mcire attention is 
given to the quality of service rendered and its 
amount is much increased. The janitors in 
their white dusters and jaunty caps are orna- 
mental even while being extremely useful. 
It appears as if the problem of securing habit- 
able dormitories has been solved. It remains 
now for the students to sustain their part in 
the improvement. Do not interfere with the 
new caretakers in the performance of their 
duties but remember that they are here for the 
good of us all. 



AIAIXE LIBRARIANS' ASSOCIATION. 
The Maine Librarians' Association held 
meetings in Banister Hall on September third. 
About fifty merribers were present. Among 
the papers read at these meetings was "Trav- 
elling Libraries," by Professor George T. 
Little, Bowdoin 'jj. Frank H. Whitmore, 
the new assistant librarian at Bowdoin, read a 
paper, "Book Reviews From a Librarian's 
Standpoint." Professor Little was again 
elected Secretary of the Association. 



THE NEW LIBRARY. 
The Library Building has been going on 
slowly but steadily all summer. It was hoped 
to have had it much further along by this 
time, but delays in getting materials here 
hindered again and again. It is lucky that 
the Building has gone ahead at all, — at Ban- 
gor and at Lewiston new buildings in process 
of construction have had to be stopped in their 
growth for periods of weeks at a time, — so 



much rushed are all the manufacturers of cut 
stone and brick and iron beams, with orders 
from all parts of the country. General Hub- 
bard was in Brunswick a fortnight ago for 
the first time since ground was broken, and 
was disappointed that work had not progressed 
further; but Mr. Ewell, the overseer of the 
job, assured him that every endeavor would be 
made to put at least a temporary roof on before 
snow flies. The main building is now between 
the ground floor and the first floor in height, 
some of the upper beams having been set. 
The stack-room wing is well up above the 
first floor level, — this because no floors have 
to be put into this part of the building until 
the rest of the building is completed. 

Several other repair jobs have been under- 
taken for the college by the same contractors 
who are building the Library, — L. D. Willcutt 
& Son of Boston, — during the summer. The 
tops of the Science Building chimneys, which 
were loosened by the wind and weather, have 
been removed and relaid ; the brick pilasters 
in the wings, which, as everyone knows, have 
succumbed to the weather sadly, are being 
removed and are to be replaced with limestone 
pilasters ; and an innovation is to be made at 
the rear of the Art Building. 

We ma}' rest assured that the Willcutts, 
who built the Touraine at Boston and several 
of Harvard University's finest buildings, will 
spare no effort to finish the new Library 
Building as quickly and as satisfactorily as 
any one could. 



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 Busi- 
ness 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. 



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NEW .REGULATIONS. 
Students were notified at the time when 
ranks for the last term were sent out of new 
regulations of the Faculty in regard to regis- 
tration, the choice of electives, and the making 
up of conditions. In respect to the last-named 
matter the Orient foreshadowed the new reg- 
ulations last term. In the former matters the 
regulations now provide that : 

1. Each student is required to register in per- 
son, that is, to sign his name in the presence of 
some college officer, at the office of the Registrar on 
the first day of each term. 

2. Exceptions to the above regulation will be 
made only in the case of such students as are una- 
voidably absent from college on the day of regis- 
tration. In case of such inability to be present, 
notice should be sent to the Registrar. 

,3. Each student is required to deposit with the 
Registrar on the first day of each term his choice 
of electives for the term. 

4. No change in electives can be made after the 
first Saturday in the term, except by special vote of 
the Faculty. 

5. In case any student is unavoidably absent 
from college at the time of registration he is 
required to file his choice of electives with the Reg- 
istrar in writing, not later than the first Saturday 
of the term. 

6. Any student who fails to register his choice 
of electives at the time appointed by the college is 
subject to loss of attendance rank in~all his courses, 
from the time when he should have registered until 
the time when he received permission to register. 



CAMPUS^ CFiflT. 

Munro, Bates, '03, joined Bowdoin, "0,3, this term. 

Dorman, '02, has left college to engage in 
business. 

Stevens, '03, has left college to settle on a ranch 
in Arizona. 

Marshall, '03, will stay out this term to attend 
to business matters. 

Gould, '03, is teaching in Wolfboro, N. H., and 
will not return this term. 

Harry E. Walker, Bowdoin, '01, passed Sunday 
with friends on the campus. 

Theodore Wells of Portland, formerly of 1901, 
joined the Junior Class this term. 



Andy Havey, "03, is seriously ill with typhoid 
fever at his home in West Sullivan. 

Emery, who was ovit last year, has returned to 
college and joined the Junior Class. 

The porters are surely a good thing. Why was 
the idea never considered or tried before? 

W. Morris Houghton, son of Professor Hough- 
ton, has entered the Junior Class from Yale. 

About fifteen students are taking the new course 
in Spanish which was inaugurated this year. 

Howard Griffin of Bangor has entered the Soph- 
omore Class from the Class of '04. Williams. 

Howard Sexton of Billerica, Mass., formerly of 
1902, joined the Sophomore Class this tenn. 

Wilder, '03, has left college to teach school at 
Pembroke. He may not return for several years. 

Joseph C. Pearson and Islay McCormick, 1900, 
entered the Graduate School at Harvard this fall. 

President Harris of the University of Maine has 
resigned to accept the position of director of the 
Jacob Tome Institute at Port Deposit, Md. 

The launching of the cruiser "Cleveland" at the 
Bath Iron Works attracted many of the students 
Saturday noon. 

Purington, '04, is principal of the High School at 
Ivingfield, and will not return to college, imtil 
Thanksgiving time. 

Professor Woodruff addressed the Portland 
Young Men's Christian Association at its regular 
meeting last Sunday. 

The putting-greens of the golf-grounds have been 
put in excellent condition, and interest in the game 
is more noticeable than ever. 

President Hyde's first Sunday chapel talk of the 
year was on honor, — college honor and personal 
honor of the individual college man. 

The most lively chapel rush of the term occurred 
Saturday morning when the Seniors and Juniors 
combined against the lower classmen. 

Coffin, '03, received an injury to his side while 
out for foot-ball practice one night last week, which 
has kept him from the field for several days. 

The first class-meeting of the term was held by 
the Sophomores last Friday. Oakes was re-elected 
captain of the base-ball nine and a juryman selected. 

Professor Chapman read a paper before the Con- 
gregationalist Conference at Bangor last week on 
the life and works of the late John Fiske, LL.D 

Harold P. West, 1900. is teaching languages in 
the Columbia School for Boys, a wealthy private 
institution in Washington, D. C. 



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95 



During the summer, workmen from A. B. Frank- 
lin, Boston, have removed the earth from the heat- 
pipe which kept the approach to the Art Building 
green all winter by the steam from its leak, and 
repaired the error. 

The tallest man in the world, — a French-Cana- 
dian giant seven feet ten inches high named Beau- 
pre, — attracted many to the court-room last week. 
If he is as strong as he looks he would be valuable 
foot-ball or athletic material. 

From the papers of the late Professor Cleave- 
land there has been given by his grandchildren, Miss 
Ellen Chandler, I-Iorace C. and Parker C. Chandler 
of Boston, a valuable collection of essays, commence- 
ment parts and original declamations. 

Most of the Faculty spent their vacations away 
from Brunswick. Professor and Mrs. Moody were 
with Professor and Mrs. Robinson in Europe ; the 
others were scattered around the New England 
states, with the exception of Professor Lee, who has 
been convalescing from his illness of last spring, 
and stayed in Brunswick. 

At the Freshman Class meeting the following 
officers were elected: President, Pinkham; vice- 
president, Plummer ; secretary and treasurer, 
Symonds ; captain of base-ball team. White ; mana- 
ger, Williams; captain of foot-ball team, Lewis; 
manager, Eaton; juror, Sanborn" 

-The Assyrian tablet which by its position on the 
north wall of the tablet-room of the Art Building 
could not be clearly seen because of the glare of 
light, has been set up, at the request of the Misses 
Walker, on the western hall, and now it stands 
out as clearly as its neighbors. Its former stool is 
now a settee for spectators. 

The Y. M. C. A. Hand-Book for the present col- 
lege year appears with the same black cover but 
with contents considerably changed and added to. 
Its distribution was made as usual through the 
Information Bureau which for several days made its 
headquarters in the Orient room in Memorial Hall 
and furnished advice to newcomers and information 
to all in regard to books and rooms. 

The jury met for organization on Monday, Sep- 
tember 30, at President Hyde's house. The follow- 
ing are the members: Foreman, Anthoine, 1902; 
Secretary, Farnsworth, Theta Delta Chi ; Blanchard, 
1903 ; Bryant, 1904 ; Sanborn, 1905 ; Conners, Alpha 
Delta Phi; Blake, Psi Upsilon ; E. R. Kelley, Zeta 
Psi ; Hayden. Delta Upsilon; Shaw, Kappa Sigma: 
Benson, non-fraternity ; Delta Kappa Epsilon's rep- 
resentative not chosen. 



Professor Robinson will not return from Europe 
until nearly Thanksgiving, since the Trustees gave 
him leave of absence. He is in Italy at the present 
time. The classes in Chemistry are being carried 
on by Mr. Evans, the assistant. 

An alarm was rung at noon, Friday, for a fire on 
the roof of the Alpha Delta Phi Chapter House. It 
was extinguished with pails of water before the fire- 
men arrived, and the consequent damage was slight. 
A spark from the chimney probably caused the fire. 

At the request of the management of the Base- 
Ball Association the first two pleasant Saturdays 
after the Saturday of the first week are given over 
to the annual Sophomore-Freshman base-ball games 
instead of the first two Saturdays of the term as 
heretofore. This is because the term now begins 
on Thursday instead of Saturday. The announce- 
ment was made by President Hyde in chapel the 
first day of the term. 

Several new courses are announced this year. 
Junior German is divided into two courses, one (4, 
5, and 6) for those who wish to continue German 
another year, devoted to composition work, conver- 
sation and rapid work in reading; the other (7, 8, 
and 9) for those who desire only to acquire greater 
facility in reading. Senior German will not be 
restricted now to a limited number of men. Spanish 
is now made a full course under the direction of 
Mr. Ham. It is open to Juniors and Seniors. 

Topsham Fair will occur October 8, 9, and 10. 
There will be new attractions this year, — such as the 
famous Sanborn string of French coach horses ; but 
what will undoubtedly attract the students particu- 
larly will be the famovis Triangle trot. To many of 
us it will be the first sight of the well-known trot- 
ter, and to all of us an instructive sight after his 
retirement for several years. It is feared that he 
will not appear on the race-track many more times. 
He has earned a rest. 

President Hyde announced in chapel, the Thurs- 
day that term began, that Mr. John P. Webber of 
Brookline, Mass., had founded scholarships to the 
amount of $2,500 in memory of his son, John P. 
Webber. Jr.. of the Class of 1903, who was drowned 
last May. W. J. Curtis, '75. of New York, has 
founded a "Class of '75 prize" of one hundred dol- 
lars for best work in history of the second year, and 
an anonymous donor will give fifty dollars as a 
similar prize in first-year history. 

Harry Nevers, M. '03, has been the first baseman 
of the Lewiston New England League team all 
summer. He has been at the head of the batting list 
and a tower of strength. The new-;papers contained 



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a lively account of his being sent to the bench one 
day by an irascible umpire for appearing to threaten 
him with his fist. The umpire should have known 
Harry better than that. . . Towne, the Bates 

pitcher, has also been playing on Lewiston, and 
Newenham, Colby's invincible pitcher, has been 
equally invincible for the chainpion Portlands. 

The Beta Theta Pi Plouse on McKeen Street, 
hardly begun at Commencement, was finished dur- 
ing the summer and is now occupied. . It is built of 
wood in colonial style, with pillars running to the 
roof at the entrance. It contains seven suites of 
two rooms each, a reception and a dining-room, 
bath-rooms, and meeting hall, beside the house- 
keeper's apartments which are entirely separate from 
the rest of the house. "Beta" Alumni in Maine 
from other chapters besides Bowdoin have mate- 
rially assisted in building the house; and all have 
cause to feel proud of Bowdoin's third Chapter 
House. 

The 1903 Bugle board as elected at the close of 
last term is: From Alpha Delta Phi, Clement F. 
Robinson ; from Psi Upsilon, George H. Stover ; 
from Delta Kappa Epsilon, Samuel B. Gray : from 
Zeta Psi, Edward F. Merrill; from Theta Delta 
Chi, Malcolm S. Woodbury; from Delta Upsilon, 
Farnsworth G. Marshall ; from Kappa Sigma, Fred- 
erick W. Spollett; from Beta Theta Pi, John. A. 
Harlow ; from the non-fraternity men, Frank E. 
Towne. The board organized with the election of 
George H. Stover as chairman and Edward F. Mer- 
rill as business manager. 

Two new teachers are on the Faculty this year. 
In place of Professor MacDonald, now at Brown, is 
Alfred L. P. Dennis, a graduate of Princeton in the 
Class of 'g6. Since graduation he has studied at 
Columbia and Heidelberg, Germany. Last year he 
was, assistant in History at Harvard. He is elected 
for one year as instructor. 

In place of Mr. Goodale, now at Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, is Roscoe T. Ham, who 
will teach Spanish and assist in the French and Ger- 
man work. He graduated from Harvard in 1892, 
• and has studied since in the graduate schools there 
and at Berlin University. He comes to Bowdoin 
from the Cascadilla Preparatory School, Ithaca, 
N. Y. 

Austin P. Larraliee, Bowdoin, '01, is assistant in 
Biology; Henry D. Evans, Bowdoin, '01, assistant 
in Chemistry, and William L. Flye, Bowdoin, '02, 
assistant in Physics. Frank Whitmore of Gardiner 
and George L. Lewis, Bowdoin, 'ci, will be the 
Library assistants. 

President White, the newly elected head of Colby, 
has this to say in relation to co-education — a ques- 



tion which was considerably discussed by the friends 
of that institution last spring: "While at first not a 
few deplored the controversy that arose the past 
year all seem now convinced that it was one of the 
best things which ever happened to Colby. The 
situation had become somewhat as some thought 
perplexing, and the free and full discussion of the 
matter at commencement has led to a clearer under' 
standing and a united feeling. But time and money 
are needed to bring about the wished-for changes. 
I think that now the entire alumni are convinced 
that the trustees will do their best to meet the situ- 
ation on the ground that was decided upon and that 
the relations of all concerned will hereafter be of 
the most pleasant. Wherever I go in Maine and 
other states I meet Colby graduates, who pledge 
their loyalty and predict that our brightest days are 
before us." 



Y. M. C. A. RECEPTION. 

The annual reception of the Christian Associa- 
tion to the Freshinen on Wednesday evening, Octo- 
ber second, was in every way successful. It was 
held as usual in the Library, — probably the last time 
that in being so held in Banister Hall it will be in 
rooms not its own, for with the new Library com- 
pleted the Association will occupy these quarters per- 
manently. The first part of the evening was given 
over to conversation and mutual introductions. 
Then after a few vv'ords of welcome Mr. McCormick, 
'0,3, introduced President Hyde as the first speaker, 
and after him Professor Little, Professor Houghton, 
and Professor Dennis — who spoke as a "Freshman" 
himself, making his first appearance before Bowdoin 
men. Dole, '02. spoke for the college publications, 
and Robinson, '03, for athletic interests, and the 
evening closed with the serving of refreshments of 
ice-cream and fruit and in social conversation. 

The reception was managed by McCormick, '03, 
President of the Association, and a committee made 
up of Shaw, '03, Woodbury, '03, Saunders, '04, 
Everett, '04, Clark, '04, Simpson, '03. 



ATHLETICS. 

Bowdoin 48, New Hampshire State 0. 
Bowdoin started in the foot-ball season Satur- 
day, September 28, by defeating the New Hamp- 
shire State College team by the score of 48 to o. 
The Bowdoin team, although made up for the most 
part of new men, played well together and was 
always ready to get started with the ball. The 
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doin's failure to kick goals after a touchdown had 
been secured. The New Hampshire line was con- 
siderably heavier than Bowdoin's, but Philoon, Bar- 
ker, and Davis broke through time and again. 

In the first half Hunt kicked to New Hampshire's 
20-yard line. After failing twice to gain, New 
Hampshire lost the ball on a fumble. Kelley made 
ten yards on the fumble. After a few center plunges 
and end runs. Hunt went over the line after four 
minutes' play. After this the touchdowns came 
thick and fast. 

Munro, the new halfback who came from Bates 
this year, played a good game, making several long 
runs, but showing up especially well in blocking 
interference. 

The fifth touchdown that Bowdoin made was the 
most sensational play of the game. New Hamp- 
shire kicked off to Hamilton on the 20-yard line. 
He made a good gain before being thrown. Hunt 
then took the ball and after a 65-yard run in which 
he distanced all the opposing team, he scored a 
touchdown. 

In the second half considerable punting was done 
by both sides. Hunt generally outpunted Goodrich 
and by the time they had finished the ball was con- 
siderably nearer New Hampshire's goal than when 
they begun. During the second half several changes 
were made in Bowdoin's line-up: Shaw replaced 
Barker at guard. Walker replaced Kelley at end. and 
Blanchard, Munro at halfback. 

The line-up was : 

BowDOi.^j. New Hampshire. 

Fogg, 1. e r. e., Cilley. 

Soule, 1. t r. t., Dearborn. 

Barker, Shaw, 1. g r. g., Bickford. 

Philoon, c c, Chesley. 

Davis, r. g 1. g., Merrill. 

Hamilton, r. t 1. t., Conrade. 

Kelley, Walker, r. e 1. e.. Weeks. 

Perkins, q, b q. b.. Means. 

Hunt, r. h 1. h., Durwood. 

Munro, Blanchard, 1. h r. h., Taylor. 

Wilson, f. b f. b., Goodrich. 

Score — Bowdoin, 48 : New Hampshire State Col- 
lege, o. Touchdowns — Hunt 5, Wilson 3, Fogg i. 
Goals from touchdowns — Hunt 2, Perkins i. 
Umpire — Keith. Referee — Clarke. Timers — Wing 
and Crawford. Linesmen, Coffin of Bowdoin, Smith 
of New Hampshire. The score in last year's game 
with New Hampshire was 32 to nothing in Bow- 
doin's fa\'or. 



Harv.\rd 12, Bowdoin o. 
The game opened by a most discouraging play 
for Bowdoin. On the kick-off Harvard caught the 
ball on the 15-yard line and ran it back 50 yards. 
At one time it looked as if the Harvard man had a 
clear field for a touchdown, but he was overtaken 



and downed by Soule. Harvard made steady gains 
down the field, but, after losing five yards on a 
fumble, she was unable to make the distance, and the 
ball went to Bowdoin. Unfortunately Bowdoin lost 
the ball on a fumble and then Derby was sent 
through the line for a touchdown. Harvard kicked 
goal. 

After this preliminary burst of speed Harvard's 
game weakened perceptibly and she played poor 
foot-ball. The interference was not strong. Bow- 
ditch began the play by running back the ball 15 
yards on kick-off. After a few short gains through 
the Bowdoin line Harvard lost the ball on a fumble. 
Then Bowdoin proceeded to show what she was 
good for on the offensive and for awhile it looked 
as if she had every chance of carrying the ball down 
the field for a touchdown. Four times she made 
her distance, the first on short digs at center by 
Wilson and Munro, and the second time by a five- 
yard plunge of Wilson through right tackle. She 
made her five yards again in three more plunges at 
the line and then Hunt went round right end for 
nearly two yards. Munro was then sent around 
right end. but Campbell downed him for a loss of 
five yards. Bowdoin punted, but Harvard fumbled 
and was downed without gaining just as time was 
called. It was Harvard's ball on its own thirty-five 
yard line. 

In the second half Harvard kicked off to Bow- 
doin's five-yard line and Wilson ran the ball back 
20 yards with some fine interference to help him. 
Bowdoin then tried line plays but was forced to 
punt. Noyes caught the ball and was downed in his 
tracks hj/ the Bowdoin ends. Short plunges barely 
kept the ball in Harvard's possession. At this point 
in the game Harvard made another change at full- 
back, and the new man made substantial gains which, 
aided by plays just outside of tackle, brought the 
ball to the 3-yard line, from which it was earned 
over for the second touchdown. Score, 12 to o. 

Hunt kicked off for Bowdoin and Boyd ran the 
ball back 25 yards, but dropped the ball as he was 
tackled and Soule fell on it on Howard's 35-yard 
line. .A.fter trying Harvard's end. Hunt punted and 
sent the ball out of bounds at Harvard's 7-yard 
line. Harvard was unable to gain through the line 
and punted. Wilson fumbled and Campbell fell on 
the ball. Harvard now had the ball in the middle 
of the field, but was unable to make more than a 
few short gains through the line. Time was called 
with the ball on Bowdoin's 40-yard line. The last 
play was a brilliant one by Philoon who broke 
through and tackled the Harvard back for a loss of 
five yards. 

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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



work in this game. It was the first real touch of 
foot-ball for several of the men, and they acquitted 
themselves very creditably. Considering the facts 
that the Harvard line was much heavier than ours 
and that new men were put in when there was 
any perceptible signs of weakening, Bowdoin's line 
showed up extremely well. The Bowdoin team was 
in good condition even after the long journey in the 
morning, and, as will be noticed in the line-up. not a 
man was substituted during the game. 
The line-up of the teams was : 
Harvard. Bowdoin. 

■Campbell, Hutchinson, 1. e r. e., Kelley. 

Gravdon, Eaton. 1. t r. t, Hamilton. 

Hovey, 1. g r. g., Davis. 

Sargent, Sugden, c c, Philoon. 

Barnard, r. g 1. g-, Shaw. 

Lawrence, J. T. Jones, r. t 1. t., Soide. 

Bowditch, Burgess, r. e 1. e., Fogg. 

Baldwin, q. b q. b., Perkins. 

Derby. Noyes, 1. h. b r. h. b.. Hunt. 

Meier, Boyd, r. h. b 1. h. b., Munro. 

Piper, G. L. Jones, Swann, f. b f. b., Wilson. 

Score— ^Harvard I2, Bowdoin o. Touchdowns — 
Derby. Swann. Goals from touchdowns — Campbell 
(2). Umpire — Mackie (H.). Referee — Stanwood 
(B.). Linesmen— Motley (H.), Coffin (B.). 
Timer— Wood (B. A. A.). Time— Two l2-minute 
halves. 



ALUMNI. 

'37. — An interesting illustrated article about John 
Andrew, the war governor of Massachusetts, was 
printed in the Portland Siiuclay Telegram on Sep- 
tember 15. 

'5o. — Hon. Thomas B. Reed is editor-in-chief of 
"Modern Eloquence," the greatest work of its kind 
ever published, without precedent and beyond sur- 
passing. Mr. Reed has on his editorial stafif such 
men- as the Hon. Justin McCarthy, M.P., Edward 
Everett Hale, ex-Senator John B. Gordon, Profes- 
sor George McLean Harper, Professor Lorenzo 
Sears, United States Senator Jonathan P. Dolliver, 
Champ Clark, and Clark Howell. Among this com- 
mittee of selection, Mr. Reed stands as the eminent 
chief, and has collected and published, in enduring 
form, the ablest and most representative oratory of 
modern times. 

In the important Brainard trial now pending 
before the Superior Court at Portland, Attorney- 
General Seiders, '72, represents the state, while Judge 
Enoch Foster, '64, is chief counsel for the defence. 

'77. — It is a matter of great moment in the scien- 
tific world that Lieutenant Robert Peary has been 
heard from, afiter making important Atretic dis- 



coveries, and is more than ever eager for Polar 
adventures and travel. 

'81. — Mr. Edgar O. Achorn is author of an 
illustrated poem entitled "To a Deserted New 
England Farm-House," in the Nezv England Maga- 
zine of August. 

'93. — Mr. Charles H. Howard was married, on 
June 5, to Miss Alice Blanchard, daughter of Mrs. 
Dora B. Greene, of South Paris. 

'94. — Rev. George A. Merrill was married in 
June to Miss Emma Annie, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. John A. George, of New Sharon, Me. 

'99. — A. M. Rollins, principal of the Norway High 
School, was one of the speakers at the memorial 
service for President McKinley held in Norway, 
September 22- 

'99. — Mr. Walter B. Clark, for two terms assistant 
secretary of the Maine Senate, is a candidate for 
senator from Lincoln county. 



OBITUARY. 

Mr. Craig Cogswell Choate, of the Class of 1887, 
died at Washington, D. C, on June 5, aged 35 years, 
II months, and 24 days. He was born in Salem, 
Mass., and was the son of George Francis and Abby 
P. Choate. After graduation from Bowdoin Mr. 
Choate studied medicine for a year, and for two 
years following taught school, which he gave up to 
engage in business pursuits, first in New York and 
later in Portland, Me. Following this, he engaged 
in newspaper work until October I, 1898, when he 
went to Washington to take a position in the con- 
gressional library. 

Mr. N. Cothren, of the Class of 1849, died, on 
June 5, of heart disease. 



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Tbe price of the volumes will remain as heretofore. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXI. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 17, 1901. 



No. 11. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 
Richard B. Dole, 1902, Editor-iu-Cliiet. 
Eugene R. Kelley, 1902 Business Manager. 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Farnswokth G. Marshall, 190.3, 

Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 

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Blaine S. Viles, 1903. Harold J. Everett, 1904. 

S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903. 

William T. Rowe, 1904. 



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Please address business coniniunlcations to the Business 
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Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

It is well enough to begin now to think- 
about attending the Dartmouth game. It is, 
of course, unnecessary to say that the entire 
student body should be at the Deering grounds 
on October 26 ; and we feel sure that at least 
one-half intend to be there. It is for this half 
to stir up the other half, so that every man will 
feel the truth that he will miss the game of 
the season if he does not go to Portland. A 
game with a large college like Dartmouth has 
not been played in the city for several years, 
and on the last occasion over one hundred and 
fifty students were there from Bowdoin. Here 
is a chance, then, ,to show everybody that Bow- 
doin rooters can still cheer on their team to 
victory. Have a special train go to Wood- 
fords after dinner on Saturday. Make the 



regular Sunday men miss the morning train 
and carry them up on the special. Enthusi- 
asm will rise spontaneously till the pitch is 
reached that will give us victory. 



Bates did something to Harvard that Bow- 
doin failed to do. At first glance this would 
seem to indicate that the team from Lewiston 
is superior to our own. This, however, cannot 
be correctly deduced from the accounts of 
those who saw both games. There is a notice- 
able difference in the comments made by the 
Harvard papers on the two contests. It is 
said concerning the Bates game that Harvard's 
failure to run up a larger score was due to the 
fumbling, lack of team work, and general care- 
lessness, rather than to the strength of Bates. 
In spite of the fact that our own team is com- 
posed largely of new men, we may still hope 
to render a good account of the white on 
November 9. 



Many old customs and traditions of the 
college have wasted away and died natural 
deaths in the past few years. There has been 
a sort of moral or spiritual change which has 
been working more or less subtly in the minds 
of the students till it is hardly possible to 
recognize the old ways in the new. In no one 
particular thing is this shown more completely 
than in hazing. It is safe to say that the 
life of this old custom is doomed to be cut 
short before ten years have passed away. 
Little by little changes have been made ; vetoes 
have prohibited, and students have discounte- 
nanced certain acts so that they live now only 
in the graduates' memories. The wild and 
woolly Soph of ten years ago has become a 
gentle, domesticated creature who will in turn 
be regarded as a hero by the students of ten 
years hence. On every hand are heard laments 



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that these things are so, and that class spirit 
has dwindled till there is no class spirit at all. 

Yet the change has been a perfectly natural 
one; it has not been sudden or abrupt; it has 
pot been brought about wholly by the stern 
rules of the "powers that be." It has fol- 
lowed rather from a change in the point of 
view from which students regard such things 
and it will continue in the future. Do we 
believe so firmly in hazing as the students of 
long ago? Possibly we do, but not in our 
applications of the belief. There were many 
who believed this fall that anarchy would pre- 
vail if Freshmen did not take off their hats 
when coming in from recitation. Yet how 
many of us believed the same about ducking 
Freshmen //; the class-rooms I' And seven 
years ago a certain recitation room in the col- 
lege actually had holes bored in the floor to 
prevent the room from being flooded. We 
should be dazed by the audacity of such things 
now. It all depends upon the elevation from 
which we regard the matter. 

It is true that there has been a lack of cer- 
tain manifestations of class spirit which were 
common years ago ; but the class spirit is prob- 
ably shown in a different manner at present. 
It is not for us to say that the changes are 
entirely good or bad until we can view them as 
outsiders; our prejudices influence us too 
much. Meanwhile let us allow the matters to 
90 forward without wrestling with Fate. 



DEATH OF DR, BANCROFT. 
Dr. Cecil F. P. Bancroft, Principal of 
Phillips Andover Academy, died at his home 
in Andover on Friday, October 4. His health 
had been failing for some time, and he was 
imable to assume his duties on the opening of 
the school this fall. 

Dr. Bancroft was born at New Ipswich, 
N. PL, in 1839. He graduated from Dart- 
mouth in i860, and from the Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary in 1867. In 1873 he was 
appointed to the position at the academy, which 
he filled until his death. 



'VARSITY SWEATERS. 
The letter below from the ex-manager of 
the track team seems to make a statement 
regarding the B on the different 'varsity 
sweaters which will be news to most of the 
students. The Orient wishes to hear from 
more of the undergraduates in regard to this 
matter. It is hoped that in the next issue 
copies of the letters under discussion can be 
published. 

To the Editor of the Orient: 

In the last issue of the Orient you referred 
editorially to the fact that there seems to be 
no distinction in the kinds of B's worn by men 
on the various 'varsity teams. Perhaps the 
change in the form of the sweaters for the 
track team influenced your considerations on 
the subject. The track team men have felt 
for several years that they were not getting a 
good enough B for the work which they did. 
It is true, although perhaps not generally con- 
sidered so, that a man has to work as hard to 
make the track team as to make any other 
'varsity team. His training is fully as ardu- 
ous and confining. So when I found that I 
should be able to buy sweaters for the team 
last spring, I determined to see if something 
could not be done to give them a better B. I 
found, on looking into the matter that, in the 
old constitution under which we are working, 
there is no provision as to the kind of B a man 
should wear. The scheme for different kinds 
of B's which had been prevalent followed the 
provisions of the proposed new constitution, 
which strangely lias not yet been adopted. 
So that I, as manager, could get the track men 
any kind of B that they desired, and still not 
overrun any rule. 

I wished, however, to get some sanction for 
changing the form of the track sweaters. So 
I investigated the plans used in other colleges 
for making distinctive B's, drew up a scheme 
similar to the one used at Dartmouth, sub- 
mitted this scheme to the advisory committee, 
and it was accepted by them, and is, I suppose, 
now in force. 

The scheme is as follows : The Foot-Ball 
men to have white sweaters with black collars 
and cuffs and a 9-inch "block" B ; the Base- 
Ball men to have the same kind of sweaters, 
with a 7-inch "unblocked" B ; the Track men 
to have a clear znhite sweater with 7-inch 



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"Ijlock" B ; the Tennis men to have a clear 
zi'hitc sweater with a 7-inch "EngHsh" B ; the 
four kinds of caps to correspond to the 
sweaters. 

Under this system, it seems to me, there 
can be no lack of distinction in the four kinds 
of 'varsity sweaters. 

G. Rowland Walker, 1902. 



CAMPUS^ CIif?T. 

President Hyde preached in Lewiston, Sunday. 

President Roosevelt will receive the degree of 
LL.D. from Yale, October 23. 

The Sophomores and Jnniors played a base-ball 
game on the delta this week. 

Among those who have not retiu'ned to college 
as yet, are Gray, '02, Martin, '03. 

Rollins, '99, principal of Norway High School, 
visited friends in college the sixth. 

A large number of students attended the Musi- 
cal Festival at Portland last week. 

Nutter. '03, may leave college 10 enter business 
before the end of the present year. 

The Sophomores taking History i number 45, 
the largest class for years in that course. 

About fifteen are taking Spanish I and quite a 
little enthusiasm is being manifested in the study. 

Farley, '03, who has been sick this terin with 
appendicitis, expects to return to college about the. 
last of October. 

Professor Chapman gave an adjourn to the 
classes in English literature, Tuesday and Wednes- 
day of last week. 

Haley and Cousens, '02, Peabody, '03, and 
Everett and Haley, '04, went in to the festival con- 
cert of Wednesday evening. 

Masons are at work putting in a drainage well for 
the area behind the Science Building, in place of the 
old one, which was inadequate. 

The History Club, Class of 1903, and the Law 
Club, Class (if 1902, are soon to be organized under 
the direcliiin of Professor Dennis. 

Ha\ey, '03, will probably be back at college in 
November. He is rapidly convalescing from his 
severe attack of typhoid-pneumonia. 

The entering class at the University of Maine 
is the largest in the history of the institution. 
About 130 Freshmen have thus far enrolled. 

A social dance was held in Pythian Plall last 
.Saturday cNcning with music by Gibson, '02, and 
Walkir, '03. A large number of students attended. 

Reports in Economics 4 have been assigned to 
those taking the course. The reports are to be 
comprehensive, and must contain at least 4,000 
words. 

At the annual session of the Phi Beta Kappa 
Fraternity lield at Saratoga, New York, Professor 



Chapman was elected as a "Senator" for a term of 
six years. 

Mr. F. P. Ulmer, college representative of the 
Henry H. Tuttle Company, importers and dealers 
in boots and shoes, was on the campus Saturday 
with samples. 

The annual night-shirt parade was held Tuesday 
evening of last week. About fifty members of the 
entering class participated in the festivities, and all 
details were carried out very successfully by the 
Sophomores. 

There was a regular old time rush on the delta 
during the Sophomore-Freshman base-ball game. 
But few Freshmen were on the field, however, and 
the honor of this class was for the most part upheld 
by upperclassmen. 

The Freshmen evidently were affected with a 
bad case of "stage-fright" in the first base-ball game 
of the Sophomore-Freshman series Saturday. It 
is hoped, however, that some 'varsitj' material may 
be discovered before next spring. 

Dr. Locke, the foot-ball coach, left on Sat- 
urday to resume his work in the Massachusetts Gen- 
eral Hospital. Dr. Locke has made many friends ' 
at Bowdoin, last year and this, and all wish him 
the best of success in his profession. 

Work upon the new Library Building is not 
progressing so fast as had been hoped, and it seems 
extremely doubtful that the exterior of the structure 
will be completed in the required time. It is very 
hard for the contractors to secure both labor and 
material to carry on the work. 

It is amusing to read the correspondence of a 
country newspaper. Here is an item which 
appeared in a town paper published in this State, 
bemg sent in by a country correspondent : "The 
nice rain of Sunday was thankfully received by 
farmers wives' who have been waiting for soft 
water." 

Algernon Sidney Dyer, of the Class of 1891, has 
been chosen as the successor of Professor Harry 
DeForest Smith. He comes to Bowdoin from the 
Quincy, Mass., High School, where he was sub- 
master. He has taught at Biddeford High School 
for several years, and was an instructor in Bowdoin 
for a short time in 1897. 

Haley and Kelley, '02, Merrill and Simpson, '6i, 
and Everett and Haley, '04, attended the initiation 
of the Chi Chapter of Zeta Psi, given at Colby Col- 
lege, Friday evening, October 4, and returned to 
Bowdoin, Monday. The annual initiation banquet 
enjoyed at "The Gerald," Fairfield, was an interest- 
ing feature of the programme planned for the enter- 
tainment of the visitors. 

A special town meeting was held in Brunswick, 
the Monday before term began, in which it was 
voted to direct the selectmen to keep the street 
lights burning after one o'clock instead of ordering 
them shut off at that hour. Some of the newspapers 
are having great amusement that Brunswick should 
be obliged to take that action on the week that term 
re-opened and the students came back. 

John E. Burbank, Bowdoin, 1896, has lately 
been appointed inlor in Physics at the University of 
Maine and entered upon his duties at the beginning 
of the present term. Mr. Burbank served in a like 



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capacity here, and in the year 1899-1900 had charge 
of the course during Professor Hutchins' absence 
in Europe. Edgar M. Simpson, Bowdoin 1894, has 
also been appointed instructor in the law school. 

A valuable, suggestive, and critical catalogue of 
notable books that have been published during the 
present year and have been added to the library is 
a new library feature that is important to all stu- 
dents. Anyone who is interested in new books can 
find the catalogue in the case that is reserved for 
new books. It contains short newspaper criticisms 
and reviews, which are full of suggestion as to 
the worth and character of the respective books. 

The Bowdoin Club of Boston met and dined at 
the Hotel Brunswick, last Friday evening. The 
attendance was about forty, the oldest graduate 
present being Rev. George M. Adams, '44, of 
Auburndale. Rev. F. B. Avery, president of Lin- 
coln University, Cumberland Gap, Tenn., and Gen- 
eral Charles H. Taylor, were the two chief guests, 
and General Taylor made an address on "Success 
in Life." The president, Edgar O. Achorn, '81, 
was toastmaster. 

Thursday afternoon was given as a half holiday 
according to custom for the students to attend the 
annual Sagadahoc County Fair. Of course the 
majority went not only Thursday but also Wednes- 
day. Everything was there and everything was 
iiiteresting from the horse-races to the wonderful 
snake-eater who "eats 'em alive." Wednesday was a 
record-breaker for the Fair, over ten thousand people 
being present, the largest number for any one day 
for many years. 

President Seth Low, Fusion nominee for mayor 
of Greater New York, delivered his farewell address 
to the officers and students of Columbia University 
October 7, on the occasion of the opening of the 
148th academic year of that institution. Mr. Low 
announced that he had forwarded his resignation to 
the trustees of the university. The trustees have 
accepted Mr. Low's resignation and selected 
Nicholas Murray Butler, professor of philosophy and 
education, as temporary president of the university. 

The first themes of the year are due Thursday, 
Oct. 17. The subjects are: 

JUNIOES. 

1. College Honor. (See Atlantic Monthly, 
October, 1901.) 

2. Is the New England Village Deteriorating? 
(See Review of Reviezvs, October, 1901.) 

3. How May the United States Suppress 
Anarchy? 

4. The Historical Novel. 
Sophomores. 

1. Benefits to Be Derived from Travelling. 

2. My Favorite Book. 

3. An Autobiography. 

The conditions governing the competition for 
the Class of '75 prize in American History, recently 
established by W. J. Curtis of New York, were 
announced by Professor Dennis last week. All 
shall be eligible who, taking a full year's course in 
American History in addition to a previous year's 
work in English or Continental History, shall get 
a rank of C or over. In January a theme-subject 
will be announced, on which competitors are to 



hand in essays of about ten thousand words before 
May first. About that time a special examination 
will be given on a specified decade in American 
History. The prize will be awarded to the man 
attaining the highest rank in these two competi- 
tions, counting the theme as sixty per cent, and the 
examination forty per cent, of the whole. Condi- 
tions in regard to the anonymous fifty dollar prize 
to the Sophomores are similar. 



Y. M. C. A. 



The Sunday services of the Association began on 
the sixth with the usual opening address by Presi- 
dent Hyde. His subject was Faith in God and 
man. 

The first of the Thursday evening meetings was 
a Bible Study Rally, addressed by the Rev. Don- 
ald McCormick of Boothbay Harbor. The good- 
sized audience listened to an earnest appeal for 
attention to this form of education. The talk was 
lightened by touches of humor which made it very 
interesting. 

Rev. D. E. J\Iiller of the Brunswick Methodist 
Church addressed a large Sunday gathering, the 
thirtieth, on the Discrimination Between the Holy 
and the Unholy, the Clean and the Unclean. Gib- 
son, '02, sang a solo. Mr. Miller is a graduate of 
Wesleyan College, Connecticut, and is yet almost a 
stranger in Brunswick; and the Association gave 
him a cordial welcome and listened to him with 
particular interest. 



AThiLETICS. 



BoWDOINj 16; ExETERj 6. 

Bowdoin played Exeter on the Whittier field 
October 2, and won by a score of i6 to 6. The game 
was well played on both sides and Bowdoin won no 
easy victory. For Bowdoin, Hunt and Munro 
excelled in ground gaining, while Exeter's quarter, 
Connor, tackled in fine form and Brill did some 
excellent punting. The Exeter team, almost to a 
man, weighed heavier than our boys, and they used 
it to good advantage in the beginning of the game. 
Bowdoin's weakest point was in her interference. 
The back field did not hang together in good style, 
and most of the ground gained was on the sprints 
of the halves around the ends. Exeter made most 
of her game through the line and seldom tried end 
plays. 

Brill opened the game by punting to Wilson, who 
carried the ball 15 yards before he was downed. In 
the next play, the ball was fumbled and Shaw 
secured it. Bowdoin then failed to make the neces- 
sary five yards, and Exeter was given the ball. 
Then Exeter put into practice her tackles back 
formation, one similar to that now used by Yale, 
and by a series of line plunges carried the ball to 
Bowdoin's five-yard line. Here Bowdoin took a 
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but found it like a stone-wall. On the next play, 
the ball was fumbled and Philoon secured it on the 
three-yard line. Hunt booted the ball out of danger. 
Again Exeter started to bucl-c her way down the 
field, and this time she was successful. Bowdoin 
was unable to check the tackle back formation, and 
Fetters was soon pushed over the line. Brill kicked 
tlie goal. Score — Exeter 6, Bowdoin, o. 

Hunt kicked off to Brill, who advanced the ball 
ten yards. Moore was then given the ball, but Hunt 
broke through and tackled him for a three-yard 
loss. Brill punted to Wilson in the center of the 
field. Here Bowdoin fumbled but Soule got the ball. 
Munro made eight yards around right end. Munro 
failed to gain a second time and Hunt punted to 
Fetters, who was finely tackled by Soule. Exeter 
failed to gain, and Bowdoin after securing the ball 
tried a place kick but failed. Exeter got the ball 
on the, one-yard line and punted out to Munro, who 
carried the ball back thirty yards for a touchdown. 
Hunt kicked goal just as time for the first half was 
up. Score — Bowdoin 6, Exeter 6. 

In the second half. Hunt kicked to Moore, who 
gained ten yards. Here Exeter fumbled and Kelley 
secured the ball. Hunt went through left tackles 
for fifteen yards, and Wilson followed suit by mak- 
ing fifteen more through the center. Wilson made 
five through left guard. On the next play. Brill 
broke through and downed Munro for a loss. Hunt 
then tried a place kick but failed. Exeter punted 
from the twenty-five yard line to Wilson, who made 
a fine run of twenty-five yards. Hunt then skirted 
■ left for twenty-five more. Wilson failed to gain, 
and Exeter secured the ball on downs. After fail- 
ing to gain. Exeter punted out to Wilson. Hunt 
made eight yards around left end. Wilson gained 
two yards and Munro fifteen yards. Hunt made a 
fine sprint of thirty-two yards, and then kicked a 
goal from the field from the twenty-yard line. 
Score — Bowdoin ii, Exeter 6. 

Brill kicked to Wilson on the ten-yard line. 
Hunt sprinted around the end for thirty-eight yards. 
Munro then took the ball for about sixty yards and 
a touchdown. Hunt failed at goal. Score — Bow- 
doin i6, Exeter 6. 

At this stage of the game, Knowlton was sub- 
stituted for Connor, who injured his hand, and 
Lewis relieved Brill at left tackle. Exeter kicked 
off to Wilson, who brought the ball fifteen yards. 
Hunt gained twenty-five yards through left tackle. 
Munro made two yards. Wilson lost two yards and 
Hunt punted. Fetters got the ball and was downed 
by Kelley just as time was called. 

The line-up: 

Bowdoin. Exeter. 

Kelley, r. e 1. e., Leigh. 

Hamilton, r. t 1. t, Brill. 

Davis, r. g 1. g., Carr. 

Fhiloon, c c, Ho»per. 

Shaw, 1. g r. g., Dillon. 

Fogg. 1. e r. e.. Draper. 

Connors, q. b q. b., Connor. 

Hunt, r. h 1. h., Burch. 

Munro, 1. h r. h., Moore. 

Wilson, f. b f. b.. Fetters, 

Score — Bowdoin i6, Exeter 6. Touchdowns — 
Munro 2, Fetters i. Goals from touchdowns — 
Hunt I, Brill l. Goals from field — Hunt i. 



LImpire — Ferry Hale. Referee — Knowlton, Bow- 
doin, '95. Timekeeper — W. Wing. Linesmen — Cof- 
fin of Bowdoin and Mudgett of Exeter. Time — 15- 
minute halves. 



1904 20, 1905 I. 

Saturday morning, October S, the college took a 
holiday to watch the first of the annual Sophomore- 
Freshman base-ball games. Certainly it was a 
unique contest ; and though there is the bare possi- 
bility that the old delta has seen more scientific? 
e-xhibitions of ball playing, there is no possi- 
bility that it ever has seen more lively exhibitions, 
taking into consideration the part of the spectators 
as well as the players. Looked at as base-ball, 
there was much to be desired ; but looked at as a 
jollification there was nothing to be desired, — 
except sympathy for the poor Sophomores who 
were kidnapped by jovial Juniors and put into safe- 
keeping in the cellar of Adams Hall. 

The game began with the Freshmen at the bat; 
but although Eaton made a safe hit he was left to 
die on bases. The Sophomores started out with a 
rush and scored six runs, and thereafter the game 
was not in doubt. The pitching of Oakes, aided by 
the sharp fielding of 1904's infield, was too much 
for 1905. Gould and Leatherbarrow were the stars, 
and .'should make the 'varsity another spring. 
For 1905 the battery showed up in first-class 
style. Lewis in the diamond and White behind 
the bat iwere the only players on the Fresh- 
man team. Lewis pitched well. The support, 
infield and outfield, was no support at all. The 
only run made by the Freshmen was in the last half 
of the last inning (the sixth, by mutual consent), 
when Tucker brought in Lewis by a hot drive to the 
shortstop. 

The score : 

1904. 



Gould, 2b 5 

Small, .sb 5 

Rowe, If 4 

Oakes, p. (Capt.) 4 

Beverage, lb 5 

Leatherbarrow, ss 5 

Fessenden, cf 5 

Alien, c 4 

Byram., rf 2 



39 20 18 18 



1905. 



Eaton, 2b 3 

Clarke, 3b 2 

Lewis, p 3 

White, c. (Capt.) 2 

Tucker, ib 2 

Marston, cf 2 

Houghton, rf 3 

Cole, ss 2 

Hall, If o 

Fhiloon, If i 



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Score by Innings. 

123456 

1904 6 7 2 s X — 20 

1905 o o o I — I 

Bases on balls — By Oakes 5, by Lewis 4. Two- 
base hits — Gould {2). Double play — Gould to Bev- 
erage. Struck out — By Oakes 7, by Lewis 6. 
Passed balls — Allen 4. Stolen Bases — 1904, 7; 1905, 
4. Umpire — Cloudman, '01. Time — ij4 hours. 



In the second of the annual Sophomore-Fre.5h- 
man games 1904 found 1905 no such easy mark as in 
the first one.. Indeed, this was a game of real base- 
ball ; and 1905 won a fairly-earned victory, to the 
immense satisfaction of upper classmen. 1904 came 
on the field prepared to win easily as it had on the 
previous Saturday ; but they found a team to oppose 
them braced up by changes in the personnel, such 
as putting in a new man as pitcher, — a right-handed 
wizard from Farmington named Stuart, — and spurred 
to do its best to retrieve itself. 

1905 came to bat first, and scored two runs by 
a couple of bases on balls, a hit, and a wild throw, 
by Allen. 1904 put two men around the bases by 
bunching half the hits it made in the whole game 
in the second part of this inning. There the score 
hung for several innings, while the Sophomores went 
down before the terrible Freshman battery and the 
Freshmen were almost equally puzzled by Byram. 
The Freshmen scored once on a couple of hits in the 
fourth and three times on a passed third-strike by 
Allen in the eighth. The Sophomores could only 
score three times more, although in the eighth a 
long fly to left field would have been good for runs 
from at least two of the three men on bases had 
not Philoon gathered it in on the run. 

Of the Freshmen the battery work has been 
noticed. The outfield was ragged, but the infield 
showed good form. The Sophomores' single 'var- 
sity man, Oakes, of course was the main stay of the 
team, though Byram pitched well for a new man. 

The score : 

IQO.S. 



AB 



R 



PO 



Eaton, 2b. 5 o o o I 

Houghton, mf 5 o ,^ o i 

Stuart, p ?, 2 1 2 I o 

Lewis, ^b 4 I 11 i o 

White, c. (Capt. ) i 2 i ii o o 

Robbins, ss 4 11 o 2 I 

Philoon, If 3 o I 2 o o 

Tucker, ib 4 "^ o 6 o o 

Pinkham, rf 2 o o o 2 

Day, rf 2 o 2 o 

.36 6 S 27 4 5 
1904. 

AB R B?I PO A E 

Gould, 2b 5 112X0 

Small, ^b 421300 

Rowe, If 3 1 o I o o 

Oakes, ib., p. (Capt.)... 5 o i 4 i i 

Beverage, rf., ib 5 " 2 3 o I 

Leatherbarrow, ss 4 o o i o o 

Fessenden, cf S o o 2 o o 

Allen, c 4 o o 9 3 4 

Byram, p., rf 2 I I 2 3 o 

37 5 6 27 8 6 



Stolen bases — 1904, 9; 1905, 12. Bases on balls — 
by Stuart 6, by Byram 4, by Oakes i. Hit by 
pitched ball — by Oakes, Stuart. Struck out — by 
Stuart 7, by Byram 6, by Oakes 3. Passed balls^ 
White 2. Wilci pitch — Byram. Umpire — Coflin, '03. 
Time — 2h. 15m. 



The foot-ball squad is showing up in good form 
under the supervision of Coach Locke, assisted by 
Cloudman. '01. Enough material for two strong 
elevens has been .practicing daily the past week, and 
the competition for the different places is very 
lively. Although several games have already been 
played, the team, as yet, is by no means picked. 
Philoon, the Freshman from Edward Little High, 
is putting up a strong game at center and is prac- 
tically sure of his place. The most promising can- 
didates for guards are Shaw, Davis, and Barker. 
For tackles, Hamilton and Soule are doing the best 
work, while Fogg and.Kelley are sure of the ends, 
being old and experienced men. In the back field, 
Hunt and Miinni are doing fine work as halves, 
and Coliiii .iml Wilson at full. Blanchard, although 
rather light, is doing speedy work at half. For 
quarter. Perkins, Conners, Giles, and Walker are 
making things lively. The second eleven men, 
among whom are a number of Freshmen, are prov- 
ing a worthy foe for the 'varsity and often make 
their distance. Coach Locke remained here until 
the fourteenth. Coach Sykes will arrive on the 
eighteenth and remain until the Dartmouth game. 
Within the past few days Davis and Perkins have • 
been on the sick list, but they will be on the field 
again in a short time. 

One thing that cannot be too strongly spoken 
about is the attendance of the undergraduate body 
at the practice games. This subject has been 
hashed and rehashed time and again, but without any 
apparent efi'ect. The lack i>f eiilhiisiasm and spirit 
in this matter is deplorabl.'. and \ei-y discouraging 
to the players, especially the second eleven men who 
gu mil night after night on the field and receive 
fillle thanks for their hard work. If a fellow can't 
pill nil a suit and go out to practice, he should at 
least li:i\r liackVione enough to go out and encourage 
thiisf ulin do the work. Not a cheer has been 
gi\eii at any of the practice games between the first 
and second eleven this season. But then, you 
•know, a good lusty cheer costs such a pile. Come, 
all you dead iieople, show a little life and get 
together before the Dartmouth game. 



' Coach F.dw arils seems to be the right man for 
the Colby ele\eii. He is a graduate of Dartmouth in 
Ihe Class of 'ijy, and played tackle on the Dartmouth 
team for three years. He is a very strict coach, is 
full of force and ginger, and allows no loafing or 
fooling. 

The lirst severe accident of the year happened 
(hiving the foot-ball practice of the Harvard Fresh- 
man team, when W'. Phillips had his collar bone 
broken in an end run. 

California's crack team will come East next spring 
to meet Ihe track teams of the big universities at 
the Mott Ha\en games. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



105 



Printed below is the report of the Tennis Asso- 
ciation for last year. 

To received from subscriptions $82.00 

Sale of tennis balls 5.25 

Total $87.25 

By paid for tennis balls $12.85 

Stationery 2.15 

Expenses of team to Longwood 42.55 

Telegrams i-02 

Sweaters 10.15 

Total $68.72 

Balance 18.53 

Respectfully, 

R. R. Paine, 

Sec. and Treas. 



ALUMNI. 



'41 and 'y^. — Governor Hill has appointed three 
delegates to attend the annual session of the National 
Prison Association at Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 9-13. 
Two of the delegates are Hon. Frederick Robie, '44, 
of Gorham, and Dr. D. A. Robinson, '7,^, of Bangor. 

'50. — Senator William P. Frye will continue as 
president pro tempore of the Senate until March 4, 
1905- 

'53. — Dr. Stephen Foss. who had been a prac- 
ticing physician in Brooklyn for many years pre- 
vious to the loss of his sight several years ago, died 
on July 31. He was one of the best known Greek 
scholars in the country. He was born June 21, 
1825, at New Portland. Among his classmates and 
friends at college was Chief Justice Fuller and 
Bishop Spaulding of Colorado. He leaves a widow. 

N. '61, M. '63.— Daniel W. Hardy, D.D., pastor 
of the Congregational Church at Billerica. Mass., 
died at his home July 28, aged 67 years. He had a 
varied and useful life. After a partial, course in 
college he entered the Medical Department, gradu- 
ating in '63, and entering the United Stales Army 
as a surgeon. He served until 1867, gaining the 
brevet rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He engaged in 
business at Chicago after the war. but decided to 
enter the ministry. He graduated from Bangor 
Theological Seminary in '71, and immediately 
accepted a Maine pastorate. He came to Billerica 
in 1893, and ever since has been the loved and 
respected pastor of the Orthodox Church there. 
The death of his wife followed his about a month 
later. There are two sons left, — students in 
Amherst College. 

M. '66. — Dr. F. H. Gerrish was chosen presi- 
dent of the Maine Medical Association at the annual 
meeting of June 13. 

B.' 68 and M. '66.— Dr. George W. Foster, of the 
Eastern Maine Insane Hospital, and Dr. B. T. 
Sanborn of the Augusta Insane Hospital, were 
important witnesses in the recent Brainard murder 
trial, Portland. As both doctors have sons in the 
Class of 1905 they stopped off at Brunswick on 
Sunday and Monday. 



'69. — Charles A. Cole, principal of the Cole 
Fitting School of Pawtucket, R. I., was drowned, 
August 19, while canoeing with his sixteen-year-old 
son in the Bagaduce River, near Castine. The 
canoe was overturned in the "Narrows," and only 
the son regained the shore in safety. Mr. Cole was 
born in Paris, Me., May 23, 1847. He leaves a 
widow and a son. 

N. '77. — O. M. Lord, superintendent of Portland 
schools, has recently attended the meeting of the 
National Education Association, in Chicago. 

'86. — Professor Charles A. Davis of Alma Col- 
lege has recently accepted charge of the newly 
established department of forestry in the University 
of Michigan, and will enter upon his work as an 
instructor in February next. Meanwhile, he is pur- 
suing special investigations at Cornell University. 

'87. — The sudden death of Fermer Pushor 
occurred at Denver,' Col., September 7, igot. He 
was born in Pittsfield thirty-five years ago. After 
graduation from Maine Central Institute and Bow- 
doin, in both of which places he was popular as an 
athlete and a scholar, he studied law in Ex-Gov- 
ernor Cleaves' office at Portland, and was admitted 
to the Cumberland County bar. Soon after he went 
West, locating himself first in Seattle, later in 
La Conner, Washington. He was fast becoming a 
prominent man, when his health gave out, and he 
was obliged to seek change of climate. For the 
last five months he has lived in Colorado and Ari- 
zona. He was never married. He dies the 
second in a class of twenty-nine. 

'90 — Rev. Walter Reid Hunt, pastor of the First 
Unitarian Church at Orange, N. J., was married 
on July 25, at Duxbury, Mass., to Miss Alice, 
daughter of Mrs. George W. Winslow of Boston, 
a summer resident of Duxbury. Dr. Ralph H. 
Hunt ('91) of Orange, N. J., was best man. 

N. '90. — Dr. Orman B. Humphrey of Bangor 
has taken a position with the Belknap Motor Com- 
pany of Portland. 

'92. — Rev. C. S. Rich lYas announced his resig- 
nation from his position at the Congregational 
Church in Stockbridge, Mass., to take place Novem- 
ber I. 

'93. — A book entitled "Studies in Honor of Basil 
Lannean Gildersleeve" will be published this fall to 
commemorate the seventieth birthday of Professor 
B. L. Gildersleeve, of the Johns Hopkins Univer- 
sity. Among the philological contributors is Dr. 
Arthur Sewall Haggett, of Worcester Academy, 
Mass., who has written an article on "The Uses of 
the Prepositions in Homer." 

'94. — Those who read the proceedings of the first 
session of the Schley Court of [nquiry probably 
noticed that the testimony of Francis A. Frost, the 
sporting editor of the Boston Record, was responsi- 
ble for the disqualification of .Admiral Howison as a 
member of that C(5urt. Mr. Frost has been in news- 
paper work since his graduation from this college 
in 1894. It was his interview with Admiral Howi- 
son in which that officer expressed views hostile to 
Schley. 

'95. — Dr. John G. W. Knowlton of Bath has 
returned home after spending six months in Ger- 
many in the study of medicine. 



106 



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'95. — Edward S. Lovejoy is principal of the 
Megunticook High School at Camden, Me. 

'96. — Preston Kyes has returned home after a 
summer of study at Frankfort, Germany. In the 
October issue of the American Journal of Anatomy, 
published at Baltimore, he has an interesting illus- 
trated article on the "Intra-Lobular Framework of 
the Human Spleen." 

'96. — Francis C. Peaks of Dover has been 
appointed assistant clerk of the board of railroad 
commssioners, and has assumed his duties. This 
office was created by an act of the last Legislature 
with a salary of $1,200. Since graduating from 
Bowdoin, Mr. Peaks had studied law at Harvard 
and in the office of his father, Hon. J. B. Peaks. 

'97. — Eugene C. Vining is teaching' at the Howe 
School, Billerica, Mass. 

'97. — Dr. John Hinckley Morse of Bath was mar- 
ried at the Calvary Church of New York City, 
October 3, to Miss Elizabeth Wolston, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Horace Wolston. Dr. and 
Mrs. Morse will reside at Concord, N. H. 

'98. — Principal H. M. Bisbee, of the Brewer 
High School, who has been traveling extensively 
abroad for two months, sailed from Liverpool Sep- 
tember 5. During his absence he has visited Scot- 
land, B'.ngland, Germany, France, Belgium, and 
Holland. 

'98. — Mr. H. FI. Hamilton was married in June 
to Miss Annie F. Willey, of Cherryfield, sister of 
Mr. Stanley C. Willey, of the Class of 1901. 

'99. — Mr. Lucien J. Libby has accepted a position 
as teacher of Mathematics at Portland High School. 

'99. — Drew Bert Hall has recently been appointed 
librarian of the Millicent Library, Fairhaven, Mass., 
founded, endowed, and controlled by Henry H. 
Rogers, the Standard Oil millionaire, and housed in 
one of the handsomest library structures in New 
England. Mr. Hall for the last two years has been 
an assistant in the New York State Library at 
Albany and a student in the State Library School. 
During his college course he was assistant in the 
college library in both term and vacation time, and 
during the professional course visited and studied 
the chief libraries, both public and special, of 
Springfield, Flartford, Providence, Boston and 
vicinity. New York and vicinity, Newark, Philadel- 
phia, Baltimore and Washington. 

'01. — The men of this class who are at Johns 
Hopkins University are Aturray Danforth of Ban- 
gor, Henry Martelle of Brunswick, Paul Hill of 
Saco, and Otho Dascombe of Wilton. 

igoi. — Mr. C. A. Yost has accepted the position 
of sub-master at the Hitchcock Academy, Brim- 
field, Mass., and teaches Latin, French, and German. 



Those acquainted with the country around 
Brunswick will be interested to know that according 
to headings in a recent issue of the Portland Argus, 
"Cow Island" is "to be included in the List of Har- 
bor Fortifications," and "a modern battery is to be 
constructed there in the near future." 

The Portland papers contain accounts of the 
experiments this summer of Harry Peabody, '04. 
Samuel F. Dana, '04, and Raymond Davis, '05, with 



the heliograph. They became interested in the instru- 
ment three years ago, when they were so successful 
in signalling with flags to the battleship New York, 
then lying m the harbor, that they were invited on 
board by the commander and complimented on their 
good work. They now have a fine lot of apparatus, 
their system being the same as that used success- 
fully by the United States Army and Navy and by 
the British in South Africa. Starting with the dis- 
tance of ten miles between Peaks Island and Black- 
strap Mountain, they have succeeded in conveying 
messages between Portland and Mount Ossipee in 
Waterboro, a distance of twenty-eight miles. Next 
year they will try to send messages from Mount 
Washington to Portland. 

The small colleges which got such an impetus 
from Webster's plea in the Dartmouth College case, 
have got a new impulse from the Websterian litera- 
ture revived or created by the Dartmouth College 
centennial. It is well said that Webster is a type, 
and of his own class the most distinguished type, 
of the product of the small New England college. 
There are many Americans who have not yet passed 
off the stage of active thought who are unwilling to 
agree to the proposition that the period of usefulness 
for the small college has ended. It is not easily con- 
ceivable ihat Bates, Dartmouth, Bowdoin, Amherst, 
Brown, are to have their light wholly dimmed by 
Harvard and Yale, or that the smaller colleges in the 
Middle States will yield the palm to Columbia, 
Princeton, and the University of Pennsylvania. A 
work still remains for them to do, and while the 
blandishments of a large educational center are 
everywhere great, some are still with us who can 
perceive the value of the service which is performed 
by the minor college safely ensconced in a clump of 
trees from the distractions of metropolitan life. — 
Lciciston Journal. 



NEW BOOKS. 

The study of American history is being more 
and more influenced by the iT(ethods in history 
recommended by the colleges. Topical outlines, 
original sources, digests and summaries are havmg 
a great influence in training pupils in the use of ref- 
erence books. Drs. Corman and Gerson, of Phila^ 
delphia, have recently prepared for the use of the 
highest grades in grammar schools a brief Topical 
Survey of United States History, which presents 
the subject from new points of view, and will 
admirably complete the course for those classes that 
have already studied one of the elementary grammar 
school narrative texts. The book will be fully illus- 
trated, and will contain numerous maps and ample 
data for intelligent teachers. The publishers are D. 
C. Heath & Co., Boston. 

D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers, Boston, have in 
press, for immediate issue, Jean de le Brete's Mon 
Oncle et man Cure, an interesting character sketch 
in bright and idiomatic language and a style of ele- 
gant simplicity. The story is recommended for use 
in schools by the "Committee of Twelve of the Mod- 
ern Language Association of America." It has 
been provided with notes by Mme. T. F. Colin of 
Bryn Mawr. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BEUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 24, 1901. 



Vol. XXXI. 



No. 12. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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BY THE STUDENTS OF 

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Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

One method of encouraging teams to vic- 
tory which is used as a matter of course at the 
games of all large colleges has not yet been 
tried here, and it seems as if the Dartmouth 
game will be a particularly good chance to 
give it a trial. This is : megaphone-encour- 
agement. Let a goodly number supply them- 
selves with these effective iii'struments Satur- 
day, and cheering will be much keener. But 
"yagging" should be as much absent as if 
unaided nature produced the cheering. 



The preparations being made now for the 
Dartmouth game next Saturday bring out 
more forcibly than ever the need of some good 
college songs. Did you ever stop to think 
what we have for college songs? The imme- 



diate answer is, Phi Chi and Bowdoin Beata. 
The last named is a Bowdoin song, to be sure, 
but the first, Phi Chi, is the old slogan of a 
Sophomore hazing society, whose very tradi- 
tions are now merely anecdotes told by alumni 
at Commencement. Not that we desire to 
belittle or extinguish the good old song at all ; 
but it is not really a Bowdoin song; it is sung 
by half the other colleges in New England, 
and it seems to have lost some of its power to 
stir up the old Bowdoin spirit. 

What we need is two or three strong, snappy 
march-songs with easy music and stirring 
words. We invite the talent of our under- 
graduates and alumni poets to direct itself to 
this task. Remember that everlasting fame 
will be to the man who catches popular 
approval with his production. The musical 
organizations of the college are willing and 
anxious to introduce new songs. Indeed 
there is a rumor afloat that it is intended to 
offer prizes for the composition of Bowdoin 
songs. We hope it is something more than 
rumor. 



BOWDOIN VS. DARTMOUTH. 

At the mass meeting held on Monday it 
was announced that a special train will leave 
Brunswick for Portland at i p.m. on Satur- 
day to carry the. Bowdoin rooters to the Dart- 
mouth game. Special cars will be at Union 
Station to meet the train on its arrival and 
will go immediately to the field. The round 
fare is 75 cents. Reserved seats have been on 
sale this week, and a large sale is reported. 

On -account of the resignation of Walker, 
'02, a new captain for the second eleven was 
chosen by the captain. Appleton and Stan- 
wood, 1902, Dana, 1903, and Coan, 1904, have 
been appointed to lead the cheering at the 



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game. It is probable that a large part of the 
student body will be on Deering Field, Sat- 
urday. 

AN APPEAL FOR PERSONALITY. 
The Orient is interested in the Bowdoin 
Y. M. C. A. ; not simply because half of its 
editors happen at present to be members of 
the Association, but because it feels that such 
an interest represents college sentiment. The 
whole college is interested in the Y. M. C. A. 
It showed that interest last spring by its sub- 
scription of nearly a hundred dollars to the 
Association, and it shows it now by its large 
attendance at the Sunday meetings when 
there is an unusual speaker or special music. 
We students have good reason to be interested 
in the general idea of the Y. M. C. A. 
Scoffers themselves admit the efficiency of the 
work done for half a century in its city phases, 
and we all realize that its aims are high, its 
aspirations noble. 

But while the college is interested, there its 
concern with the Bowdoin Y. M. C. A. stops. 
It is not willing to take any personal responsi- 
bility in the matter. Perhaps it is because the 
Association has in the past been unfortunate in 
some of its elected ofificers, and the stigma still 
hangs on ; or perhaps it is because the need of 
such an organization at Bowdoin is not felt as 
a vital and personal matter. Carry this latter 
feeling to its logical conclusion, however, and 
we must surely class city Christian associations 
and churches themselves as useless in the 
world ; for it would seem as if the place above 
all where religious spirit would show itself 
by association and influence would be in a 
Christian college among young fellows who 
are deciding the ways they are to take through 
life. There may be in college as there are in 
the outside world those who from reticent or 
from independent disposition do not feel a 
necessity of making formal confessions and 
joining themselves in organizations. But 
experience has shown that those who hesitate 
to ally themselves with an organization with 



whose aims they sympathize, have lived later 
as skeptics of its principles or as followers of 
those same principles whose influence because 
silent loses much of its force. 

But the real reasons for lack of active force 
in the Bowdoin Christian Association are not 
general but individual. The fellows who 
should take hold do not ; the fellows who at 
Yale or Brown would be actively interested, 
at Bowdoin look on with interest only passive 
while a few dozen fellows carry the responsi- 
bility of making the Y. M. C. A. here worth 
while, and of representing to the outside world 
the only nominal association for moral 
advancement in the college. No wonder 
statisticians put Bowdoin's religious life at a 
low ebb — and rank us as much more apathetic 
than we who know the conditions reckon to be 
just. The Orient asserts that the college 
sentiment dislikes such a state of affairs. For 
such a representation to stand for "The Bow- 
doin Y. M. C. A." grates on us all. It is too 
significant a name to be scofl^ed at because its 
present condition is unfortunate. The Asso- 
ciation lives, and does its little well ; it is the 
fault of us all that there is so little possible. 

These facts we all deplore. Abstractedly 
we admit that three-quarters of Bowdoin men 
ought to be actively sharing in Association 
work. But practically we leave everything to 
the other fellows until we can find a leader, 
while we stand along the side lines and laugh 
and joke. The great force of college inertia is 
against a movement of individuals to change 
the situation. Were a concerted movement 
once started, the Y. M. C. A. would take a 
bound forward, and the college would see at 
once how greatly siich an organization may be 
worth while. And then, with all the college 
sharing in its management, the "best men" 
would necessarily be included, and the "best 
men" would naturally lead. There could be 
no more invidious generalization of the Asso- 
ciation's character from its individual 
make-up. 

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student state, the Y. M. C. A. is about to do 
something decidedly commendable. It has 
taken the pains to arrange for Rev. Mr. Yale, 
who made so pleasing an impression during 
former visits here, to give them talks on the 
Christian Life, on successive Sundays in the 
Y. M. C. A. room, and to these it has invited 
the college personally. Mr. Yale is well- 
known at Bowdoin, — he is a young man, a 
graduate of Williams, and an energetic 
speaker. The meetings will have an added 
touch of interest in the music. For the first 
Sunday, for instance, there will be Miss Lowe, 
of Bath, considered the best soprano in this 
vicinity. The officers of the Y. M. C. A. 
arranged these addresses with deliberation. 
The Orient hopes that their hope will be 
realized of seeing the college turn out to make 
the series a rallying point from which to start 
a new interest to give the Association its 
deserved position of prestige at college before 
it moves into its new quarters next fall. 
Whatever our feeling toward the Y. M. C. 
A. of the past, it is our duty to the Y. M. C. 
A. of the present if we care at all for moral 
progress at Bowdoin, to turn out and show it. 
We need only to go to this series of talks. 
This is the concrete opportunity at hand. It 
after that we are not ready to take hold and 
personally help in future work, it will be the 
unfortunate result of the Bowdoin man's 
make-up. The Association will have done its 
best to interest and hold us. 

Fair play demands that we give the organ- 
ization this chance, if we are interested at all 
in spiritual things. The immediate concern of 
the Orient is that the attendance at this series 
of addresses will be large enough to clear up 
such prejudices as bar progress. The Y. M. 
C. A. in intent is not an organization of those 
who set up to be better than their fellows, but 
of those who wish to aid themselves and others 
by showing openly where their influence is. 
We are certain its spirit can be made as sensi- 
ble here at Bowdoin. It would certainly lose 
all stigma of individual imperfection if all who 



sneer should join it. By our very presence at 
a meeting we speak to our friends within and 
without, although we make no bond as to 
future obligations. 

Let us all turn out to Mr. Yale's addresses, 
then ; and make a united effort to give the 
Bowdoin Y. M. C. A. the active, personal force 
that it had a decade ago when three men out 
of every four belonged to it. For a few Sun- 
days let us give up the half-hour after chapel, 
and see if we can't brace up this one branch of 
college life in which Bowdoin is so weak. 



ANNUAL INITIATIONS. 
Many Alumni Return. 
The various fraternities all held their 
initiation Friday evening, October i8, and as 
was the case last year the Faculty granted 
Saturday morning as a holiday in which to 
sleep off the effects. There was a pleasing 
absence this year of the vulgar and irritating 
antics on the streets during the first of the 
evening which have disfigured these occasions 
in the past, though there was, of course, more 
or less harmless amusement furnished to 
passers-by during the afternoon and early' 
evening. Two of the fraternities, for 
instance, gave their goat an airing during the 
day in front of their lodgings, while a Fresh- 
man, in one case with a rifle, stood guard and 
respectfully saluted all who passed that way. 
The initiates were as follows : 
Alpha Delta Phi — From 1903, Daniel Coon 
Munro of Gardiner; 1904, Howard Cousens Grififin 
of Bangor; 1905, John Hall Brett of Gardiner, 
George Adams Foster of Bangor, Rupert MacCon- 
nell Much of Bath, Wallace Copeland Philoon of 
Auburn, John Thomas Piper of Portland, John 
Winchell Riley of Brunswick, Walter Martin San- 
born of Augusta, George Everett Tucker of Hyde 
Park, Mass., Donald Cameron White of Lewiston. 
Psi Upsilon — From 1903, William Morris Hough- 
ton of Brunswick; 1904, Philip J. P. Fessenden of 
Brookline, Mass. ; 1905, Charles Bailey Cook of 
Portland, Ralph Norwood Gushing of Thomaston, 
Raymond Davis of Portland, Charles Joseph Don- 
nell of Bath, Henry Lewis of Gardiner, Charles 



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Andrew Jackson Houghton of Brunswick, Stuart 
Oakely Symonds of Portland. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon — From 1905, Morris O'Brien 
Campbell of Cherryfield, Stanley Perkins Chase of 
Portland, Walter Samuel Cashing of Skowhegan, 
Robert Knight Eaton of Brunswick, James Philip 
Marston of Hallowell, Harold Russell Nutter of 
Bangor, Leonard Augustus Pierce of Houlton, 
William Blaine Webb of Skowhegan. 

Theta Delta Chi — From 1905, Arthur Osman Davis 
of Bridgton, Edwin LaForest Harvey of Bethel, 
Carl Thomas Plummer of Bridgton, Nathan C. Red- 
Ion of Deering, Thomas Lowell Richards of Waldo- 
boro, Archibald Thompson Shorey of Brunswick. 
George Henry Stone and Stanley Williams of Port- 
land. 

Zeta Psi — From 1905, Edward Joseph Bradbury of 
Saco, Ernest Henry Reading Burroughs of Sanford, 
Arthur James Clarke of Damariscotta, Robert 
Elwyn Hall of Dover, Neal Dow Randall of Free- 
port, Frank Elias Seavey of Lynn. 

Delta Upsilon — From 1903, Carl Spencer Fuller 
of Lewiston; 1904, Perce Greeley Allen of Bruns- 
wick; from 190S, Herbert Francis Cole of Portland, 
Philip Kilborn Greene of North Bridgton, Henry 
Milton Mansfield of Jonesport, Harold Everett Marr 
of Farmington, Arthur Lewis INIcCobb of Booth- 
bay Harbor, Paul Gould Robbins of Biddeford, 
Ralph Carroll Stewart of New Vineyard. 

Kappa Sigma — From 1905, Frank Day of Booth- 
bay, Henry Phillips Boody of Jackson, Benjamin 
Stimpson Haggett of Bath, Everett Woodbury Ham- 
ilton of Cumberland Center, William Francis Finn, 
Jr.j of Natick, Mass., Stephen Hodgdon Pinkham of 
Boothbay. 

Beta Theta Pi — From 1900, H. H. Randall of 
Farmington ; from 1902, James Oliver Hamilton and 
Benjamin Pierce Hamilton of Waterboro ; from 
1905, Kenneth Howard Damren of Lewiston, Henry 
Alfred Lermond of Warren, William J. Norton of 
Westbrook, James Edward White of Bridgton. 

The following non-resident members 
attended the initiations of their fraternities : 

Alpha Delta Phi — Rev. Henry L. Chapman, '66; 
Edward Stanwood, '61; Dr. George W. Foster, '68; 
Rev. John Gregson, Kenyon, '68; Rev. D. E. Miller, 
Wesleyan, '69; Thomas H. Riley, '80; Harold W. 
Chamberlain, '81; William A. Moody, '82; Emery 
H. Sykes, '94; John G. W. Knowlton, '95; George 
M. Brett, '97; Edgar A. Kaharl, '99; James P. Web- 
ber, 1900 ; Willard T. Libby, '99 ; William Woods- 
worth, Michigan, 1902. 

Psi Upsilon — J. W. Symonds, '60; T. M. Giveen, 
'63; Barrett Potter, '78; William A. Houghton, 



Yale, '72 ; C. L. Hutchinson, '90 ; R. W. Mann, '92 ; 
Edgar G. Pratt, '97 ; J. W. Whitney, 1900. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon — Rev. H. S. Whitman, '69; 
H. C. Baxter, '78; F. N. Whittier, '85; W. L. Gahan, 
'87; R. H. Baxter, '94; H. L. Fairbanks, '95; P. P. 
Baxter, '98; W. P. Chamberlin, '99; and D. F. 
Snow, H. E. Walker, A. P. Larrabee, R. H. Bod- 
well, and R. C. Foster, of 1901. 

Theta Delta Chi~H. A. Wing, '80; L. Barton, '84; 
L. Turner, '86; A. C. Shorey, '88; J. C. Little, '89; 
W. B. Mitchell, '90; B. F. Barker, '93; P. Dana, 
'96; L. P. Libby, P. C. Haskell, '99; H. W. Cobb, C. 
H. Potter, 1900. 

Zeta Psi — Henry Johnson, '74; E. C. Plummer, 
'87 ; D. M. Bangs, '91 ; S. E. Pope, '95 ; F. C. Peaks, 
'96; Robert Randall, '99; A. M. Rollins, '99; and 
from the Colby Chapter Messrs. Perkins, Buck; and 
Partridge, 1904. 

Delta Upsilon — C. E. Merritt, '94; Guy Howard, 
'98 ; F. H. Cowan, '01 ; G. L. Lewis, '01 ; and Messrs. 
Furbish of the Amherst Chapter and Whitmore of 
the Harvard. 

Kappa Sigma — Ruel W. Smith, James E. Rhodes, 
Frederick H. Dole, '97; E. B. Holmes, 1900; H. H. 
Cloudman, S. C. Willey, E. T. Fenley, 190T ; John E. 
Warren, U. of M., 1902 ; Gilmartin Lee, 1902 ; 
White, 1903 ; Laton, 1904, from New Hampshire 
College. 

Beta Theta Pi— W. A. Johnson, '01, and H. D. 
Evans, '01 ; Calvin E. Woodside, Amherst, '91 ; 
Professor L. A. Lee, St. I^awrence, '72 ; and from 
the University of Maine Chapter Messrs. Webster, 
'98; True. Delano, Hilton. '02; Thomas and 
Thoms, '05. 



CAMPUS^ CHflT. 

Now for our game with Dartmouth. 

Lowell, '04, has returned to college. 

The library was closed on Friday evening, Octo- 
ber 18, initiation night. 

Professor Chapman was the speaker in chapel 
and at the Y. M. C. A. service on Sunday. 

In the storm which ended Monday sixteen inches 
of rain fell. 

Bodwell, 1901, is coaching the Lewiston High 
foot-ball eleven. 

H. B. Eastman, '02, will coach the Bath High 
School team for the remainder of the season. 

Professor Files gave adjourns in German, Sat- 
urday. 

Stanley Willey, 1901, has accepted a position with 
the Oxford Paper Co., Rumford Falls, Me. 



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Gray, 1902, returned to college on the fourteenth. 

No recitations were held on the morning after 
initiation, the nineteenth. 

Professor Houghton, Yale 'tz^ is in attendance 
this week at the bi-centennial anniversary of that 
institution. 

The first rehearsal of the Bowdoin Glee Club was 
held this week under the leadership of Preston, '02. 

Martin, '03, who has been express agent since 
June at Kineo, has returned to college. 

There was no exercise in Engli'sh Literature i on 
Friday, the eighteenth. 

Harold Stevens, ex-1903, leaves on next Sunday, 
the twenty-seventh, for Arizona. 

Professor Chapman entertained the Lotus Club 
of Biddeford on Thursday evening by his delightful 
lecture on "Robert Burns." 

President Hyde grants adjourns to his classes all 
this week. He is at New Haven attending the 
Bi-Centennial celebration of Yale. 

The time on the railroads changed last week. A 
little study of the new time table may save an end- 
less amount of trouble. 

Tuesday afternoon was the occasion of a visit 
made by the delegates of the Congregational Council, 
which has been in session in Portland, 

Francis Welch, '03, returns to college this week 
after an engagement of several weeks with Profes- 
sor W. R. Chapman in the Festival Orchestra. 

Perez Merrill, 1902, is teaching school at South 
Windham and will not return to college until the 
latter part of the term. 

Arthur B. Williams of New York, a graduate of 
Yale in the Class of 1898, delivered a lecture before 
the Y. M. C. A., on Wednesday evening. 

Leatherbarrow, '04, is selling souvenir pins for the 
Dartmouth game. Let every man buy one and wear 
it to Portland. 

The annual convention of the Delta Upsilon Fra- 
ternity occurs at Brown this week, October 24, 25, 
26. The Bowdoin Chapter will be represented by 
Hayden, '02, and limery, '03. 

Beedy, ex-1903, attended the Alpha Delta Phi 
initiation. He intended to return to Bowdoin this 
fall, but was unable to do so, and has decided now to 
finish his college course at Bates. 

Several games of foot-ball will at once be 
arranged for the second eleven by Manager Noyes. 
These games will be played with the leading prepara- 
tory schools of this section of the State. 

Dunlap of the 'varsity, who was not able to play 
the first of the season on account of an accident 



received during the summer, joined the team last 
week. 

Snow, igoi, and Cobb, IQ02, were the time- 
keepers of the Portland-Bangor game Saturday. 

President Hyde was one of the speakers at the 
Triennial Congregational Council held in Portland 
last week. 

John A. Greene is convalescing from a severe ill- 
ness at his home at Coplin. He Avill not rejoin his 
class before next spring. 

Mr. Woodsworth of the Class of 1902, University 
of Michigan, has been at the college during the past 
week as the agent of Roehm & Son, jewelers, of 
Detroit. 

Among the men at the Portland-Bangor game, 
Saturday, were Fairbanks, '95, the Bangor coach, 
and Fogg, 1902, Merrill, Peabody, Simpson, 1903, 
Clark and Powers, 1904, Bradbury, 1905, and Files, 
ex-1903. 

Sunday was St. Jean Baptiste Day, and the 
French population of Brunswick marched in a body 
to their cemetery, with band playing and colors fly- 
ing. The northern end of the campus was bright 
with the holiday colors of the throng. 

Emerson Hilton, who was so severely injured 
during commencement week by falling into a hole 
which had been dug for the foundation of the Hub- 
bard Library, has been taken to his home in Wis- 
casset. Since the accident he has been in the Maine 
General Hospital in Portland. 

The members of the chapel choir are as follows : 
Appleton, McCann, Preston, Stanwood, 1902; Gray, 
Hellenbrand, Holt, Jones, Lawrence, Moore, Shaw, 
Simpson, B. L. Smith, 1903 ; Archibald, Brigham, 
Emerson, Haley, Oakes, 1904; and Clarke, Gushing, 
and Hall, 1905. Gibson, 1902, is the leader, and 
Walker, 1903, is the organist. 

The "muckerish" tendencies of several town row- 
dies were once again manifested Friday evening 
during the initiation ceremonies. One candidate was 
tak-en from his guard during the out-of-door work 
and kept for some time. It is pleasant to remem- 
ber, however, that these occurrences are now not 
frequent. They are confined to a few street loafers 
who perhaps should be pardoned on account of 
ignorance. 

Sophomores ask why the Orient has taken no 
notice of the posters with which they decorated wall 
and tree and fence, a fortnight ago. The fact of 
their being put up does constitute a news item, to be 
sure ; but as they stayed up only about two hours, 
and as the Freshmen have taken to heart their pre- 
cepts with no particular friction, the news item stops 
with that fact. 



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The Christian Association is to have a series of 
three talks on the Christian Life by Rev. David E. 
Yale in Massachusetts Hall. The first comes next 
Sunday, in the three-quarters of an hour after chapel. 
In addition to the speaking there is to be an attrac- 
tion in music. Miss Lowe, of the Central Church, 
Bath, who is one of the finest sopranos in this part 
of the State, is to sing, by special request. The 
occasion deserves a room full of students. 

Mr. John A. Woodward, known so well to all of 
us as the proprietor of the indispensable Railway 
Corner Restaurant and as a steady patron of all col- 
lege interests with advertisements and courtesy, has 
purchased the Tontine Hotel, Brunswick. Without 
closing his original place of business he is now 
managing this hotel. Perhaps in the future Bow- 
doin men will be more courteously treated in certain 
details at this famous old inn than under some of 
Mr. Woodward's predecessors. 

The Sanitary Inspector (the organ of the Maine 
Board of Health) contains an interesting letter from 
Professor Robinson in regard to Professor Koch's 
paper read before the London sanitary congress in 
which the distinguished bacteriologist expressed the 
opinion that bovine tuberculosis was not communica- 
ble to man through the milk or the flesh of the 
afflicted animal. General astonishment followed the 
reading of the paper, so thoroughly established was 
the theory which Professor Koch disputed sup- 
posed to be, and numerous replies were made. To 
Professor Robinson none of them seemed a complete 
answer, and he is of the opinion that bacteriologists 
have been a little too fast in accepting it as proved 
that bovine tuberculosis is communicable through 
milk or meat. He expresses his satisfaction that the 
Maine Board of Health has never been carried off its 
feet in the matter and that its main efforts have been 
dircted to preventing contagion from man to man. 



Y. M. C. A. 

Next Sunday will be given the first of Rev. Mr. 
Yale's talks in Massachusetts Hall. If ever there is 
to be a renewal of interest, here is the opportunity. 
Turn out, and give your personal influence for a 
changed condition in the Y. M. C. A. 

For the first three days of last week the Associa- 
tion was fortunate in having as its guest Mr. Arthur 
B. Williams, Yale, '98, travelling secretary of the Y. 
M. C. A. for eastern colleges. Mr. Williams gave 
the Association a stirring-up in a little talk Wednes- 
day evening. There is no reason why the Christian 
Association in this college, which is founded and 
maintained by Christian men for Christian pur- 



poses, should not be a living, active force. Mr. 
Williams gave some suggestions to make it so which 
are to be carried out at once ; and we hope that at 
this time next year such a visitor will have less 
cause to think Bowdoin does not care to support a 
Christian interest among its students. 

Sunday Professor Chapman spoke. His talk 
was immediately practical, and carried on some of 
the thoughts which Mr. Williams had suggested a 
few days before. He emphasized anew the fact 
that one who takes an interest in the meetings of 
such an association as the Y. M. C. A. is not by 
that action construed to set himself apart from his 
fellows as any better or holier than they. One takes 
his share in such work to show his colors where 
they cannot be misunderstood ; and to give and gain 
strengthening help from the gathering together for 
an avowed purpose. One does not have to be an 
inspired speech-maker to become actively interested 
in such an association. There are some who have 
attended nearly every meeting in their course at 
Bowdoin who have never said a public word. The 
presence of the individual helps himself in the noblest 
way ; and influences his companions, if he has the 
moral courage to stand by his decisions. 



ATHLETICS. 

Yat.e 45, Bowdoin 0. 

Last Wednesday Bowdoin was defeated by Yale 
at New Haven, by the score of 45 to o. The game 
was a hard, fierce one from start to finish, and 
although the Bowdoin team played a plucky game, it 
was no match for Yale in either physical strength or 
endurance. Nearly all Yale's gains were made by 
the giant guards pulling the runner along after he 
had been tackled ; 15, 20, and 25 yards or more being 
made in this manner at every rush. In fact, Yale's 
team work was so excellent that it was almost 
necessary to knock every man on the Yale team off 
his feet before a play could be stopped. The Bow- 
doin team was also handicapped from the facts that 
it had no coach on the side lines and that it had had, 
in strictest reality, no hard practice since the Exe- 
ter game on account of the lack of a second eleven. 
A detailed account of the game would be wearisome 
and of too great length. So we will give the main 
features. 

Olcott kicked off to Wilson who advanced 10 
yards before being downed. After gains by Hunt, 
Munro, and Wilson which netted 10 yards, Hunt 
kicked to De Soulles who was downed in his tracks 
on Yale's 50-yard line. Yale now started down the 
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fumble. Bowdoin also fumbled. Yale advanced the 
ball slightly but fumbled again. Bowdoin, upon 
receiving the ball, punted to the 40-yard line. From 
here Yale scored a touchdown on plays just outside 
of tackle, varied occasionally by a buck by Wilhelm. 
This touchdown was scored after four minutes of 
the hardest kind of play on Yale's part, and the 
fiercest sort of oposition by Bowdoin. But the poor 
condition of the Bowdoin team was already showing 
itself; but one or two players were able to stand up 
to charge as Olcott kicked the goal, the rest of the 
team being stretched flat upon their backs behind the 
goal posts. 

In the remaining fifteen minutes Yale scored four 
more touchdowns, playing fiercely and dragging the 
runner along for 20 yards after being tackled for but 
a slight gain. The Bowdoin team played fiercely, but 
many of the men being green and inexperienced, 
wasted much of their strength uselessly. Nine out 
of ten of Yale's plays were directed at the tackles, 
and their team work was of such a high order that 
even after the interference was smashed, the runner 
found himself surrounded by an entirely new inter- 
ference. 

In the second half of the game Yale put in a 
number of substitutes and was able to make but three 
touchdowns. In this half, Bowdoin held the Yale 
team for downs three times, but was so exhausted 
that, after attempting to advance the ball by rush- 
ing, Hunt was obliged to punt. 

The score of this game should not be a matter 
of alarm or shame to any student of Bowdoin ; for, 
although Bowdoin did not put up the game at New 
Haven that she did at Cambridge, the Yale team, 
though not individually as strong as that of 1900, is 
the strongest team in the country, and their team 
play as compared with that of Harvard makes the 
latter look a prep school and a poor one at that. 
On the other hand, it should be a matter of con- 
gratulation, for it is undoubtedly the best thing that 
could happen to a new and inexperienced team ; for 
it saw foot-ball as it should be played and not only 
saw it but for thirty-five minutes had practical illus- 
tration of the very theories that the coaches have 
tried so hard for four weeks to pound into them. 
The conclusion may be a little hasty, but the writer 
predicts that you will see a different team and dif- 
ferent team work in the Dartmouth game on Sat- 
urday. 

The line-up : 

Yale. Bowdoin. 

Gould, 1. e r. e., Kelley. 

Olcott, 1. t r. t., Hamilton, B. P. 

Goss, 1. g r. g., Davis. 

Holt, c c, Philoon. 

Glass, r. g 1. g., Shaw. 



Hogan, r. t 1. t., Soule. 

Swan, Raff erty. r. e 1. e.. Fogg. 

De Soulles. q. b q. b., Conners. 

Hart, 1. h. b r. h. b.. Hunt. 

Chadwick, r. h. b 1. h. b., Munro. 

Wilhelm, f. b f. b., Wilson. 

Score — Yale 45, Bowdoin o. Touchdowns — Chad- 
wick 3, Hart 2, Olcott, Hogan, Wilhelm. Goals — 
Olcott 5. Time — 20 and iSm. halves. 



1904 5, 190S 2. 

The Sophomores won the annual base-ball series 
by winning a closely-fought "rubber-game," Wednes- 
day afternoon of last week. The Freshmen again 
had Stuart in the box, and he pitched well and was 
supported well. Opposed to him, however, was the 
'varsity pitcher, Oakes, a team which had already 
played without change of men or positions, two 
games, and an aggregation of men filled with the 
smart of recent defeat. The combination was too 
much ; and 1905 succumbed. But it was a game of 
real base-ball, and Captain Havey ought next spring 
to find some likely material among the men who 
made up the two nines. 

1905's hits were scattered, while half of 1904's 
came when hits were needed. The only time when 
the Freshmen hit prettily was in the ninth, when a 
two-base hit by Tucker brought in Clarke, who had 
reached third on a long fly to center field. 

Besides Oakes, Gould was the best of the Soph- 
omore fielders, with seven successful chances. Fes- 
senden and Allen batted well. Of the Freshmen, 
White behind the bat and Green, a new man on 
third, were conspicuous. Houghton and Green hit 
carefully and well. 

The score: 

1904. 

AB BH SE R PO A E 

Gould, 2b 4010430 

Small, 3b 5 2 3 I I I o 

Rowe, If 5 o I o o 

Oakes, p 4 i i o i 4 o 

Beverage, lb 4 o o o 9 2 i 

Leatherbarrow, ss. . 4 i i i i o o 

Fessenden, mf 3232100 

Allen, c 4 2 o i 8 i o 

Byrani, rf 3 o 2 o i i o 

36 8 II 5 27 12 I 
1905. 

AB BH R SB PO A E 

Houghton, rf 3 2 o 3 i o o 

Stuart, p 4 o o o 2 

Lewis, 2b 3000221 

White, c 3 o o 9 o o 

Robbins, ss 4 i o i t o 2 

Clarke, mf 41 10300 

Tucker, ib 4 i o o 4 o o 



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Day, If 4 i o o i o i 

Green, 3b 3 2 i i 3 o 

32 82 5 24 4 4 
SCORE BY Innings, 

123456789 

1904 o o I I o 2 I X — s 

190S o o I o o o o I — 2 

Bases on balls — by Stuart 3, by Oakes 3. Two- 
base hit— Tucker. Three-base hits— Clarke, Allen, 
Struck out — by Stuart 9, by Oakes 8. Passed ball — 
Allen. Time — ij4 hours. Umpire — Stanwood, '02. 



ALUMN 



The Orient invites the co-operation of the 
alumni, especially the class secretaries, in' procuring 
items of interest for this department. 



'40. — Among the Bowdoin men who attended the 
Congregational Council held in Portland last week 
was Rev. Edward Robie, who has been pastor of the 
church in Greenland, N. H., for fifty years. 

M. '55. — The Octolier number of the Journal of 
Medicine and Science contains a lengthy original 
article on Therapeutics by Dr. A. C. Gordon of 
Portland. It would pay any one interested to read 
this comprehensive article. 

'60. — On September 14 a monument was unveiled 
in Stockholm, Sweden, to the memory of John 
Ericsson, inventor of the first armored warship, the 
Monitor, the screw propeller, and other revolution- 
izmg de\-ices. Addresses were delivered Iw the 
crown prince and by William W. Thomas, '60, 
United States minister to Sweden. 

On September 19 services were held in Portland 
by the members of Cumberland Bar in memory of 
the late Alvin C. Dresser, '88. Among the speakers 
were Judge Joseph W. Symonds, '60, Judge Lucilius 
A. Emery, '61, Clarence Hale, '6g, and Llewellyn 
Barton, '84. 

'76.— Mr. Charles O. Jameson, formerly of Ban- 
gor, and who has been spending the summer in that 
city with his mother, holds the position of Consulting 
Engineer of the Railways and Mines in Shanghai, 
Tien Tsin. 

'76.— One of the most delightful books of the 
present season is the valuable work of Arlo Bates, 
"Talks on Writing English" (second series). 
Among many estimable features is his chapter on 
letter writing. The whole volume abounds in exam- 
ples of the wisdom, judgment, and rich experience 
of its author, who is both student and teacher. 

'77-— Controlling interest in the National Broad- 
way Bank, one of the largest financial institutions of 
New York, was purchased recently by Charles W. 



Morse. This great financier has attracted the atten- 
tion of the banking community by the acquisition 
within a year or two of a chain of banks extending 
from Wall street to Harlem and including one bank 
in Brooklyn. 

Mr. Morse is also at the head of the Eastern 
Steamship Company, recently organized at Portland, 
with a capital stock of three million dollars, and 
a provision for the issuance of bonds, which can be 
put out to the extent of the capital stock. As the 
leader of this great corporate enterprise, Mr. Morse 
controls all the coastwise steamers running between 
New York and Portland, Boston and Portland, 
Boston, Portland, and St. John, and Boston and 
Bangor. This is the most important corporation 
that has been formed in Maine for many years. 

Mr. Morse's ideas are of the most liberal charac- 
ter, and whatever he undertakes must succeed. 

'94. — Mabel Blakeslee Peabody was born Sep- 
tember 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence W. 
Peabody, of Portland. 

'94. — The wedding of Fred Weston Glover and 
Elizabeth M. Gay occurred at Rockland October i.s. 
Mr. Glover is a member of the Textile Mill Supply 
Co. of Charlotte, N. C, where he has most brilliant 
business prospects. 

Those interested in the experiences of six 
hundred American teachers who have taken positions 
in the Philippines will find an entertaining account 
in the Kcitiichcc Journal of September 27. Below is 
found the list of assignments given to Bowdoin men : 
C. E. Baker, '96, of Brunswick, at Daraga, Sors- 
ogan ; A. L. Burnell, igoo, of Portland, at Claveria, 
Casagan ; P. C. Giles, 1900, of Boothbay, at Piat, 
Cagayan ; and from the Class of 1901, J. A. Corliss, 
of Bridgton, at Daet, Camerines; T. C. Randall, of 
Freeport, at Juban, Sorsogan ;_ A. L. Small, of Yar- 
mouth, at Abulay, Cagayan; and R. E. Whiting, of 
Brunswick, at'Bulan, Sorsogan. 



D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers, Boston, are just 
about to issue Hauff's Lichtcnstcin, in an abridged 
edition, illustrated, provided with a map, and edited 
with notes by Professor Frank Vogel of the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology. This famous his- 
torical novel, one of the most interesting in German 
literature, is recommended for use in schools by, the 
"Committee of Twelve of the Modern Language 
Association of America." 



\ BooF? anb 3ob printing ; 

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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BEUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 31, 1901. 



Vol. XXXI. 



No. 13. 



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It is proposed to have the 'varsity foot- 
ball sweaters this year black with a white B. 
The plan is attractive for its novelty, but the 
few alumni who have heard of it unite in 
decided objections to the precedent. The 
white sweater with black trimming has always 
been the Bowdoin sweater, recognized as such 
all over New England. The black sweater 
would have no historical sentiment, and with- 
out its B would be emblematic of Brown or 
Bates as much as of Bowdoin. 

The alumni who have heard of the change 
believe that the students have no right to make 
such a change unconsidered and unadvised by 
the hundreds who have helped to make the old 
sweater known and respected. At Dartmouth 
a similar change a few years ago proved so 



unpopular that it was soon given up. Such a 
result would be unfortunate with the change 
once made. The Orient urges that the pro- 
posal be given publicity and a chance be given 
for an expression of general opinion before 
the old sweater which was designed especially 
for Bowdoin and is admired and imitated in 
our sister colleges is abandoned for a new 
scheme. 

We cannot understand why the traditional 
distinction between the different 'varsity 
sweaters are not sufficient guide to the 
wearer's branch of athletics. But it seems 
that a recent action of the advisory committee 
has changed the entire scheme of gradation. 
We hope that the matter of the foot-ball 
sweaters will not be decided too hastily. It 
will establish a chaos of several different foot- 
ball sweaters if the precedent is established 
for each year's team to determine for them- 
selves what form of sweater they wish. 



All the rumors and talks about the 'varsity 
sweaters naturally leads us to make the query, 
why were the good old 'varsity sweaters 
unsatisfactory? A track man tells us that the 
members of the track teams did not receive a 
B good enough to repay them for their labor 
and that a track man is obliged to work as 
hard as a foot-ball or a base-ball man. When 
we turn to a base-ball man we receive the 
same circulatory answer like one of Ander- 
sen's fairly tales : A base-ball man has to work 
just as hard as a track or a foot-ball man and 
his B is not good enough for the work he does. 
And from the foot-ball man is the same 
answer. Each man wants the ideal sweater 
and each man of each team has his own vision 
of an ideal sweater. The new scheme which 
has been proposed seems to be as far from sat- 
isfying all these ideals as the old plan. 



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When dissension like this exists, it is well 
to remember what the B means. It is not 
given to the men to satisfy their ideals of 
beauty. It signifies that the men who are 
fortunate enough to possess them are recog- 
nized as members of certain teams. It should 
be immaterial what kind of B or what style of 
B that a foot-ball man wears. It is the fact 
that it is a foot-ball B which should count. 
Men do not play foot-ball to get a block B; 
it is to earn a foot-ball B. With this attitude 
of regarding the matter, why should men rebel 
against styles of 'varsity sweaters that have 
been unquestionably recognized and defended 
and worked for by so many men before them ? 



We wish to call attention to the fact that 
a registrar's office has been established in 
Memorial Hall. This will be a great con- 
venience both for professors and students, 
and it is hoped that advantage will be taken of 
the change. All inquiries regarding electives, 
registration, rank, or studies should be made 
at the ofifice of the registrar. It is intended as 
a general headquarters of information con- 
cerning everything that is not connected with 
the treasurer's department. 



The changes and additions to the catalogue 
of the college make it a great improvement 
on the book of former years. It has been felt 
for some time that it would be well to have 
the printing done outside the State, for the 
simple reason that better printing can be done 
elsewhere. For this reason the recasting of 
the catalogue was delayed till this year, so 
that a marked change would be made. 



THE CATALOGUE. 

The college will make a big departure this 
year by having the annual catalogue printed 
by the University Press of Cambridge, prob- 
ably the finest book print shop in America. 

There are several radical changes to be 
made in the form. It will be almost entirely 



recast so as to be after the form of modern 
college catalogues. At the first there is a 
change in that the calendars of the medical 
and literary departments will be separate. 
Following next will be the historical sketch of 
the institution, which has been almost doubled 
in length in order that a better idea of the col- 
lege, its real value and historical interest, may 
be given to those interested. 

The next part of the catalogue will be a 
register. This is a radical change; formerly 
the names of literary students were in one part 
and the medics in another. Now all will be 
grouped in the register together with the 
announcements of prizes, awards, and scholar- 
ships. Then will follow Bowdoin College 
with its professorships, its requirements for 
admission, and the descriptions of the build- 
ings. At the end will be the Medical School 
with its Faculty and general requirements. 
In general, it is expected that with this radi- 
cal departure a much finer and more attractive 
catalogue will be produced than formerly. 



THOMAS B. REED AT COMMENCE- 
MENT. 

Since at this coming Commencement there 
will be no graduation of a class from the 
Medical School on account of the lengthening 
of the course from three to four years, there 
will be an address on Wednesday. Mr. Reed 
has kindly consented to deliver an address to 
the alumni and undergraduate body on 
Wednesday morning. It has not yet been 
decided whether to have the exercises in 
Memorial Hall or in the Church on the Hill, 
but it is probable that the great crowd, which 
will of course be present, will necessitate an 
adjournment to the Congo. 

There are preparations being made for a 
semi-private celebration of the anniversary of 
the formal opening of Bowdoin College in 
1802. President Hyde, Professor Chapman, 
and Mr. Dyer have been appointed on a com- 
mittee to make arrangements. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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DELTA UPSILON CONVENTION. 

The sixty-seventh annual convention of 
the Deha ■ Upsilon Fraternity was held with 
the Brown Chapter, at Brown University, 
Providence, Rhode Island, October 24, 25, 
and 26. 

Although the convention did not open until 
Thursday, nevertheless the greater number 
of the delegates arrived Wednesday afternoon 
and evening and devoted their time from then 
until the next day in visiting places of interest 
in and around historic Providence. 

The convention was called together Thurs- 
day afternoon at 2.30 in Masonic Hall, with 
the National President, Brother Faunce, in 
the chair. 

Thursday evening the delegates and visit- 
ing brothers were entertained at a smoker, 
given by Andrews at the Providence Art Club, 
and enjoyed the pleasure of a combine concert 
by the Brown University Mandolin and Glee 
Clubs. 

Friday morning was given over to a pri- 
vate business session. During the afternoon 
the delegates were given a sail down the bay 
and treated to one of the famous clam bakes 
for which Providence is noted. The evening 
was devoted to literary exercises and also to a 
reception and supper, in the Brown Gym, 
tendered to the delegates by the members of 
the Brown Facility. 

Saturday, the third and last day of the con- 
vention, was opened with a business session in 
the morning and during the afternoon the del- 
egates attended the Brown-Holy Cross foot- 
ball game. 

The last evening of the convention was cel- 
ebrated with the annual convention banquet 
which was served in the banquet hall of the 
private club, "The Eloise." There were about 
three hundred and fifty seated at the tables, 
representing in all thirty-seven active chapters. 

The toast-master of the evening was 
Dodge, Brown '82, and toasts were responded 
to by delegates from Brown, Harvard, Cor- 



nell, Chicago, Amherst, and Williams. The 
program was varied with fraternity songs and 
chapter yells, and when the convention was 
officially adjourned at an early hour in the 
morning, it was voted by all present that the 
sixty-seventh annual convention had been one 
of the brightest and most successful in the 
history of the Fraternity. 

W. S. Elden, '89, Islay McCormick, 1900, 
George C. Wheeler, '01, B. F. Hayden, '02, 
B. C. Emery, '03, represented the Bowdoin 
Chapter. ,. 



MEETING OF THE MAINE ASSOCIA- 
TION OF COLLEGES AND PRE- 
PARATORY SCHOOLS. 

The second annual meeting of the Maine 
Association of Colleges and Preparatory 
Schools was held at Augusta last Friday even- 
ing, with President William DeWitt Hyde of 
Bowdoin College presiding. 

After opening remarks by the chairman, 
Secretary J. William Black made the annual 
report, then Professor H. M. Eastabrook made 
the formal report of the committee on legisla- 
tion. 

Next President Charles Lincoln White ol 
Colby College gave the principal address of 
the evening. His subject was "What New 
Hampshire Does for Education." The mat- 
ter was also discussed by President Harris of 
the University of Maine, Principal E. P. 
Sampson of Thornton Academy, and Rev. B. 
P. Snow of North Yarmouth Academy. 

Professor Arthur N. Leonard of Bates Col- 
lege made a report on the Maine Modern 
Language Association. The following officers 
were elected for next year: President, H. E. 
Trefethen of the Maine Wesleyan Seminary, 
Kent's Hill ; Vice-President, Professor F. E. 
Woodruff of Bowdoin College; Secretary and 
Treasurer, J. M. Black of Colby College; 
Executive Committee, I. S. Stevens, W. H. 
Hartshorn, C. F. Cook, and E. P. Sampson. 



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NOTICE. 
Students must be prompt to correct any 
errors in the Catalogue concerning name or 
address. The corrections should be made 
before Saturday, November 2. 



CAMPUS C]-[f\T. 

Hallowe'en Night 
Seniors' Delight, 

Juniors are Tight, 

Sophomores are iVIight 

Freshmen, Good-Night. 

Next Saturday — Amherst at Amherst. 

Bradford, '05, has moved to the campus. 

Rhodes, '97, was on the campus, Tuesday. 

H. A. Wing, '80, was on the athletic field last 
week. 

Bass, 1900, and White, 1901, were on the campus 
Saturday. 

Adjourns in Psychology and Latin were given 
last week. 

Professor Files granted an adjourn in German, 
Saturday. 

The Church on the Hill glistens with a newly- 
shingled roof. 

The first "quiz" in History 4 was given on Mon- 
day of last week. 

Several of the students have received letters from 
the Bowdoin delegation at Manila. 

When is that foot-ball game between the .Sopho- 
mores and. Freshmen to be played ? 

Whitney, '04, who is teaching school at Bailey 
Island, was on the campus Sunday. 

Several agents for sporting goods and wearing 
apparel have been at the college this week. 

Mr. Dyer, the new instructor in Archaeology, 
came last Monday and has begun his work. 

Snow, 'oi, has been coaching the foot-ball eleven 
of the Ricker Classical Institute at Houlton. 

Farley, '03, though improving gradually, will not 
be able to return to college before the Winter term. 

The '68 Prize Speakers have been announced as 
follows : Anthoine, Dole, Fogg, Gross, Stone, and 
Walker. 

Professor Little delivered a paper last Friday 
before tjie Eastern Maine Library Association at 
Cbrinna. 



Professor Chapman was recently elected vice- 
president of the Brunswick and Topsham festival 
chorus. 

Professor Baker, the great colored artist of Tops- 
ham Fair fame, visited the campus last Monday 
evening. 

Dr. A. W. Harris will assume the Presidency of 
the Jacob Tome Institution at Port Deposit, Md., 
December 15. 

Yale gave out forty-seven LL.D.'s and only five 
D.D.'s. This indicates that the law is forging ahead 
of the gospel. 

Professor Lee took his class in Biology 2 out 
looking for specimens along the Androscoggin Tues- 
day of last week. 

Harry Gordon Swett, '02, has charge of the 
Beginners' Greek class until Mr. Dyer, the new 
instructor, comes. 

A quartette composed of Preston, Denning, Archi- 
bald, and Gibson rendered "Crossing the Bar" at the 
Sunday chapel service. 

Hayden, '02, and Emery, '03, who attended the 
annual convention of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity at 
Brown last week, have returned. 

A cut of the Bowdoin delgation at Malina 
appeared in Saturday's issue of the Lewiston Jour- 
nal, together with a letter from Baker, '96. 

Among the novel^ features of the Yale bi-centen- 
nial was the rendering of the Greek festival hymn 
written by Professor Thomas E. Goodale of Yale. 

The Noyes Political Economy Prize, which for 
some reason was not announced last Commence- 
ment, has been awarded to Henry D. Evans, 1901. 

An alumnus of ten years' standing has offered to 
present foot-ball caps to the 'varsity if it will give up 
the proposed change from the traditional white 
sweaters. 

Miss Low of Bath was soloist at the Y. M. C. 
A. meeting, Simday. She will have solos at next 
Sunday's meeting, the second of Mr. Yale's 
addresses. 

The many friends of Bacon, 1900, will be pleased 
to know that he has entirely recovered from his 
attack of appendicitis and has resumed his duties 
with a banking house in Boston. 

If President Pritchett's views are carried out 
beer, tobacco, and song will form part of Technol- 
ogy's class dinners. There is no question but that 
the affair will be really sociable. 

Professor Woodruff was one of the prominent 
speakers at the second annual meeting of the Mame 
Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools, 
recently held at the State House. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



119 



The first Quiz of the term in Government I was 
held on Monday. 

Laferriere, 'oi, attended the Dartmouth-Bowdoin 
game on Saturday. 

Written quizzes in Physics i and History i were in 
order for the Sophomores last Tuesday. 

Bodwell. 'oi, has returned to Brunswick after 
coaching Lewiston High School foot-ball team. 

"The Burgomaster" and "The Power Behind the 
Throne" were at Jefferson Theater in Portland this 
week. 

A pleasant feature of the Bowdoin-Dartmouth 
game was the absence of any semblance of 
"yagging." 

At least forty of the students saw Mary Manner- 
ing as Janice Meredith at the Jefferson Theater, 
Portland, on Saturday evening. 

Coffin, '03, Haley and Fogg, '02, are to take part 
in a "Scrap of Paper" to be given at the Town Hall 
in November during the Universalist Fair. 

Frank L. Magune, who attended college as a 
special during last year and the year before, is agent 
for stereoscopes at 115 Henry Street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

John R. Bass, Bowdoin, 1900, who is now engaged 
in the manufacture of shoes at Wilton, attended the 
Bowdoin-Dartmouth game and passed Sunday in 
college. 

A number of visitors were present at chapel, Sun- 
day afternoon. The helpful remarks by President 
Hyde merited a much larger attendance from the 
student body. 

President Hyde and Professor Houghton attended 
the bi-centennial anniversary at Yale, last week. 
Their absence necessitated changes in several reci- 
tation periods in their respective branches. 

The Faculty room besides being used for the 
regular weekly Faculty meeting has been assigned 
this year as an office for the registrar. It is open 
every day from 1.30 to 4.00 p.m. Sundays excepted. 

For the man that plays neither foot-ball nor golf, 
the bicycle should be recommended during the pres- 
ent season, when the foliage of the neighboring 
woods offers considerable beauty along well-kept 
paths. 

At a meeting of the Freshman Class, Thursday, it 
was voted to have silver gray sweaters with dark 
red trimmings. It was also voted to give the numer- 
als 1905 to all those participating in the base-ball and 
foot-ball games. 

Carpenters have been making extensive repairs 
on the exterior of the Tontine Hotel during the past 



two weeks. It is with pleasure that Bowdoin men 
notice the energy and geniality of the new manager 
of the historic hostelry. 

The Class of 1904 elected on Wednesday 
McCutcheon as president, Archibald as vice-presi- 
dent, and Everett as secretary and treasurer. Rowe 
was elected member of the athletic advisory com- 
mittee. 

Andy Havey, '03, returned to college, Friday, in 
order to attend the Dartmouth-Bowdoin foot-ball 
game. Mr. Havey is recovering from his illness 
slowly, and will not take up his studies for some 
weeks. 

The annual alumni banquet of the Delta Upsilon: 
Fraternity of Maine will take place at Hotel North, 
Augusta, November 4, at 8 p.m. President White- 
of Colby and Holman F. Day will be among the 
speakers. 

At the Yale bi-centennial last week Bishop Geze- 
lius von Scheele of Sweden offered in Latin ■ the 
congratulations of King Oscar of Sweden. Presi- 
dent Hadley made an impromptu reply in the same 
language. 

J. B. Pendleton, Bowdoin, '90, agent for Wright 
& Ditson, was at South Appleton two days last 
week. Besides securing the order for the Fresh- 
man class sweaters, Mr. Pendleton reports a very 
good trade in other lines. 

President Hyde spoke in Sunday chapel of the 
Yale bi-centennial which he has been attending and 
the thoughts prompted thereby. He expressed the 
fear that modern college life broadens the student 
chiefly by crushing out his individuality. 

The Sophomore Class has elected the following 
officers for the ensuing year : President, Raymond 
John McCutcheon of Hallowell ; Vice-President, 
Bernard Archibald of Houlton ; Secretary and 
Treasurer, Harold J. Everett of Portland. 

The Freshmen have changed their class colors 
from crimson and black to silver gray and red. The 
original colors had too much of a Bates look. The 
class sweaters will be on hand in time for the annual 
Sophomore-Freshman game. 

According to the reports in the Boston Sunday 
papers there is a large number of game birds in this 
vicinity. It is to be questioned, however, if this is 
the case. Several of the students who are devotees 
of the gun have secured very few partridges, this 
fall. 

Men have been busy the past week burning up 
the dead leaves on the campus. Would it not be 
as economical and much more agreeable, we ask, to 
haul the leaves off and save the very disagreeable 
smoke which fills the rooms of the dormitories? 



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At a meeting held at Hathorn Hall, Bates, 
October 23, it was decided to form a debating club 
among the male students. A committee was 
appointed to draw up a constitution and decide on a 
time for meetings. It was also decided to adopt the 
Congressional system. 

Professor Moody has been elected recorder in 
place of Professor MacDonald. He has also taken 
Professor Smith's place on the Faculty Advisory 
Committee, the members of which are now Professor 
Whittier, Professor Moody, Mr, Barrett Potter, and 
Charles T. Hawes, '76. 

Terror was struck to the hearts of many Fresh- 
men, Friday evening, when they heard what sounded 
like "Phi Chi" on the campus. It turned out, how- 
ever, that it was only a megaphone rehearsal pre- 
paratory to the cheering at the Bowdoin-Dartmouth 
game on the next day in Portland. 

The following Juniors met at Clifford's room in 
South Maine, Tuesday night of last week, and formed 
a History Club: Andrews, Abbott, Clifford, Coffin, 
Blanchard, Martin, Merrill, J. B. Perkins, Pratt, 
Robinson, Stover, and White. Professor A. L. 
Dennis has been chosen an active member. 

The Deutscher Verein met Tuesday evening at 
New Meadows Inn for organization and election of 
officers. Evans, Larrabee, Lewis, 1901, and Holmes 
and Webber, igoo, were present. The active mem- 
bers of the club at present are : Benson, Carter, Fogg, 
Garcelon, M. Houghton, Nutter, Preston, Stone, and 
Swett. 

The male students of Colby have organized a 
dramatic club, which will present a play for the 
benefit of the Athletic Association. Dramatics at 
Colby have always been successful ; and now, with a 
definite organization, aided by Professors Hedman 
and Roberts, the men of Colby bid fair to do better 
than ever. 

The time of the Bath and Lewiston cars has 
changed so materially as to give the public rather 
inferior service. It is hoped that the gross irregu- 
larity of last week will not continue. The cars are 
due now to leave the waiting-room for Bath at 
twenty minutes after the hour, and for Lewiston at 
twenty minutes before the hour. 

Among the recipients of honorary degrees the 
past week at the bi-centennial anniversary at Yale 
are two Maine men. The title of D.D. was con- 
ferred upon President George Harris of Amherst, a 
native of East Machias, and the title of LL.D. was 
conferred upon Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller, a 
native of Augusta and a graduate of Bowdoin Col- 
lege. 



The Law Club has been organized with the fol- 
lowing members : Anthoine, Cobb, Carter, Professor 
Dennis, Hayden, Fogg, Blake, Rodick, Gray, Sink- 
inson. Walker, Haley. The first meeting of the club 
was held with Anthoine on the fifteenth. The second 
meeting will be held with Rodick, Tuesday, Novem- 
ber 5. Sinkinson will read a paper and open the 
discussion on "The Canadian Government." 

Mr. Ewell, the contractor on the new library 
building, has no hopes of putting on more than a. 
temporary roof this fall. He has been delayed a 
great deal by lack of material particularly the cut 
stone. Little work can be done during the winter, 
but the stone will be accumulating so that in the 
spring a larger crew can be put to work and the 
building sent forward rapidly. There is no doubt 
that the library will be completed in September. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills of Portland, who graduated 
with high honors from Bowdoin last June, has 
recently been appointed an assistant instructor in the 
English department at Harvard. Mr. Sills entered 
the graduate school this fall, and the appointment 
which was entirely unsolicited is a great compli- 
ment both to Mr. Sills' ability and to Bowdoin. He 
is at the same time allowed the unusual privilege 
of continuing his studies in the graduate school. 

On Friday evening of this week the Maine His- 
torical Society will observe the one-thousandth anni- 
versary of the death of Alfred the Great, at Port- 
land. The following papers will be read : "The Life 
and Character of King Alfred," Professor J. William 
Black, Colby College ; "Alfred, the Writer and the 
Patron of Learning," Professor Henry L. Chapman, 
Bowdoin College ; "The Anglo-Saxon Constitution 
and Laws in the Time of Alfred the Great," Hon. 
Albert R. Savage, Auburn; "Alfred the Great as 
Christian," Rev. Asa Dalton, D.D., Portland. 

They hazed a student at Missouri University in 
this way : They "clipped his hair in the form of a 
horseshoe, marched him about a mile into the 
country, removed all his clothing, and left him there 
after a good spanking." At times the observer is 
constrained to regard college as a lunatic asylum, 
wherefrom ultimately young men depart cured. The 
President of Missouri University has suspended 29 
students in consequence of the fancy hair-clipping 
and the paddling, and they will stay suspended until 
they make written apologies. — Boston Journal. 

Mr. H. A. Ross, Bowdoin, 1894, now director of 
the Phillips Exeter Academy gymnasium, was ref- 
eree at the Bowdoin-Dartmouth game Saturday. 

Great interest is being taken by the people of 
both cities in the coming foot-ball game between 
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the eleven of the Lewiston High School. One game 
has already been played and resulted in a tie. The 
Auburn team has been coached during the season by 
Sinkinson of Bowdoin College. The Lewiston 
school has engaged as coach Bodwell, Bowdoin, igoi. 
Business men are taking an interest, and the boys 
find no lack of funds to pay for coaches and other 
expenses. It is a long time since the two cities 
have been so much interested in a local sporting 
event. 

The second themes of the term are due to-night. 
The subjects for the Juniors are as follows: 

1. Prizes in College Work. 

2. Why Gambling is a Crime. 

3. Walt Whitman's Place in American Litera- 
ture. 

4. Bacon's Essays. 

The Sophomore subjects are the following: 

1. Bowdoin's Past. 

2. Is Switzerland's Form of Government Supe- 
rior to That of the United States? 

3. A Country Gentleman of Two Hundred 
Years Ago. (See Addison's "Sir Roger de Cov- 
erly Papers.") 

Major Louis V. Caziarc, until recently Supervisor 
of Police, Provost Marshal, and Chief of Secret 
Service of the city of Havana, has been relieved 
from duty in Cuba and appointed to the office of 
Assistant Adjutant-General of the Department of the 
East. Major Caziarc's most recent service has been as 
Chief of Police of Havana. This body, made up 
almost wholly of native Cubans, was organized orig- 
inally by John McCuUagh of New York, and has 
been brought to a high state of efficiency under the 
administration of Major' Caziarc in the face of no 
slight difficulty. Major Caziarc will be remembered 
by many Bowdoin graduates as the military 
instructor here in the early 80s. 



Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, head of the depart- 
ment of Greek in the Johns Hopkins University, and 
one of the most distinguished Greek scholars of the 
world, was seventy-one years old on Wednesday of 
last week. In commemoration of the event a com- 
mittee of the professors of that institution is prepar- 
ing what will be a very singular and valuable vol- 
ume. It will not alone attest the love and veneration 
with which Professor Gildersleeve is regarded by 
scholars all over the country, but will constitute a 
valuable addition to Greek philology. The book is 
to be entitled "Studies in Honor of Basil Lanneau 
Gildersleeve," and will consist of a number of philo- 
logical articles contributed by his former students at 
the University of Virginia and at Johns Hopkins. 



Y. M. C. A. 



Robinson, '03, was the leader last Thursday 
evening, — the first meeting of the term conducted 
by the students themselves. The meeting had as its 
subject, "How has the vacation prepared us for the 
work of another year?" and was in the nature of 
a rally-meeting. The prospects never were brighter 
for a successful year, but all must do their share. 

On Sunday occurred the first of Mr. Yale's three 
addresses. Nearly all of the students in town 
attended, and none were sorry that they did so. 
The subject was "The Noble Conditions of the 
Christian Life." The three chief conditions were 
shown to be that we accept Christ as Teacher, as 
Master, and as Saviour. Next Sunday is the sec- 
ond address, — "The Splendid Powers of the 
Christian Life." 

The Association hopes for as flattering an attend- 
ance next Sunday. Miss Low will again sing, — 
probably twice. 



AThlLETICS. 

Dartmouth 35, Bowdoin 6. 

The game with Dartmouth, which was played in 
Portland on the Forest Avenue grounds, October 26, 
proved a great disappointment to the supporters of 
Bowdoin. Dartmouth clearly outclassed her oppo- 
nents in every stage of the game, and her goal line 
was seldom in danger. Fully two hundred Bowdoin 
students with megaphones and flags accompanied the 
team to Portland, where they were met by a brass 
band and escorted to the grounds. They went to 
cheer our boys, and cheer they did. Not for one 
minute during the whole game did they cease, and if 
cheering could have won the game, Bowdoin would 
have been victorious. 

Dartmouth entered into the game with a spirit 
and dash which she kept during the whole game. 
She had a slight advantage in weight and used it 
with good effect. Her interference was fine, and time 
after time the runner was dragged along for a good 
gain even after he had been downed. On the other 
hand, Bowdoin played below her usual standard. In 
the first half, she played with vim and vigor, and 
stubbornly contested every inch of ground. But in 
the second half, some of the men, who were well 
used up, played in a listless fashion and the team 
lacked unity. Dartmouth smashed through different 
points in the line at will, making large gains. Dur- 
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but the Bowdoin team remained unchanged. This 
was a great mistake as there were a number of our 
men who were battered up and should have given 
way to substitutes. 
The game : 

Bowdoin won the toss and took the easterly goal. 
Dartmouth kicked off to Hunt, who gained IS yards 
before being downed. On the next play, Bowdoin 
fumbled but was given the ball and lo yards for 
off-side play. After several more plays, during 
which Dartmouth was penalized twice for off-side 
play, Hunt went around the end for lO yards, but 
the ball was brought back and given to Dartmouth 
for holding. Dartmouth then by steady plugging at 
the line brought the ball to Bowdoin's S-yard line, 
from where Vaughn went over the line. Griffin 
kicked the goal. 
Score, 6-0. 

Hunt kicked off to Farmer, who was downed on 
the , spot. On the next play, Dartmouth fumbled and 
Fogg secured the ball. Bowdoin then woke up and 
played good hard foot-ball. Towne smashed 
through right guard for a six-yard gain. Once 
more Towne bucked the line for a yard gain. 
Hunt circled right end for seven more. Munro 
added two more to this, and Bowdoin was given lO 
yards for off-side play. The ball was now on 
Dartmouth's six-yard line. Towne plunged through 
the center and brought the ball to the one-yard line. 
On the next play, Dartmouth's line held like a 
stone wall. Towne then took the- ball and was 
pushed over the line. Hunt kicked the goal. 
Score, 6-6. 

Griffin kicked to Hunt, who fumbled but secured 
the ball again on the five-yard line. Hunt punted 
to Vaughn. After several plays, Dartmouth fum- 
bled and Bowdoin secured the ball. Philoon made a 
poor pass and Hunt lost 15 yards. The ball was 
punted out of danger, but Dartmouth again com- 
menced ploughing through the line, and in a short 
time Brown secured the second touchdown. 
Witham failed at goal. 
Score, 1 1-6. 

Hunt kicked to Vaughn, and after Dartmouth 
brought the ball back to the center of the field, the 
first half ended. 

In the second half, Dartmouth played Bowdoin 
to a standstill. To enter into a detailed account 
would be more than useless. The Dartmouth inter- 
ference was fine, and Bowdoin line was unable to 
withstand its onslaughts. Vaughn was the best 
ground gainer and hurdled the line for numerous 
gains. Bowdoin was unable to gain much in this 
half and relied on punting to save her goal lines. 
Four times Dartmouth crossed her line. Two of 



these touchdowns were made from carrying in 
punts, the runners, Vaughn and Farmer, going the 
length of the field. When time was called the ball 
was in Dartmouth's possession on Bowdoin's 
40-yard line. 

The summary : 

Dartmouth. Bowdoin. 

Farmer, I. e r. e., Kelley. 

Ailing, 1. t r. t., Hamilton. 

Pratt, 1. g r. g., Davis. 

Smith, c c, Philoon. 

Place, r. g L g , Shaw. 

Griffin, r. t 1. t., Dunlap. 

Hanlon, Lilliar, r. e 1. e., Fogg. 

Witham, q. b q. b., Connors. 

Patterson, Dillon, 1. h r. h.. Hunt. 

Vaughn, r. h : 1. h., Munro. 

Brown, Morse, f. b f. b., Towne. 

Score — ^Dartmouth 35, Bowdoin 6. Touch- 
downs — Vaughn 3, Dillon, Morse, Farmer, and 
Towne. Goals from touchdowns — Griiffn S, Hunt. 
Umpire — Tom Kelley. Referee — H. A. Ross. 
Linesmen — Halliday, D., Coffin, B. Time — 25 min. 
halves. 



ALUMNI. 



'53. — Chief Justice Fuller received the degree of 
Doctor of Laws from Yale on the occasion of the 
bi-centennial celebration of last week. 

'60. — Thomas B. Reed has just successfully 
defended the Carnegie Steel Company in a suit 
brought against them. That the case was important 
is shown by the fact that the claim amounted to 
between forty and fifty millions of dollars. A note- 
worthy incident of Mr. Reed's thoroughness is the 
fact that, early in the spring, he visited his client's 
works in Pittsburg ; and. clad in overalls, inspected 
the departments with which he would have to deal. 

'63. — James L. Fogg died recently of paralysis at 
his home in Oakland, California. He was a promi- 
nent insurance agent. 

'72. — Herbert Harris, organist of the Central 
Congregational Church of Bangor, has been attend- 
ing the centennial session of the Supreme Council 
of the Southern jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite 
Masonry. 

'90. — W. W. Plunt was recently married at Dux- 
bury, Mass., and has been assigned the pastorage of 
the Unitarian Church at East Orange, N. Y. 

'97. — Dr. Harry E. Gribben, Literary, '97, and 
Medical, 1900, recently of the Maine Eye and Ear 
Infirmary of Portland, has opened an office in 
Augusta, where he will practice medicine. 

'99, — Drew Bert Hall was married to Miss Char- 
lotte Gove Lane at the bride's home in Braintree, 
Mass., on September 26, 1901. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXI. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBEE 7, 1901. 



No. 14. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY OP THE COLLEGIATE TEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGK. 

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Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Farnsworth G. Marshall, 1903, 

Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 

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We wish to make announcement to all 
those who intend to try for a position on the 
Orient board that now is the time to begin 
work. At the annual election of new mem- 
bers, which takes place just before Easter, 
an assistant business manager and at least 
two associate editors will be taken, the former 
from the Sophomore and the latter from the 
Freshman Class. All who desire to work for 
these positions should begin as soon as possi- 
ble to secure college news for the paper and 
also other news which may be of equal inter- 
est. All matters should be handed to the 
editor or assistants before 9 p.m. on Sundays. 

The final conditions for eligibility for 
election have not yet been decided, but will 
be announced later. 



The series of games outside the State 
ended Saturday with defeat for Bowdoin. 
Yet in spite of the fact we do not need to feel 
deeply discouraged. Our four defeats have 
come from institutions much larger than ours 
and from ones where athletics take much 
more attention than here. Two of these four 
teams, it must be remembered, struggle for 
supremacy in the United States. We are 
indeed in swift company, and we must not lose 
heart if we cannot reign supreme. 

It remains now for our team to wind up 
the season by securing, if possible, three 
decisive victories in the State on the three 
remaining Saturdays of the foot-ball year. 
There is every prospect for victory to Bow- 
doin ; the closest game is expected on Novem- 
ber 16, for the U. of M. team is always a hard 
fighter. Considering the crippled condition 
of the Colby team, it is not too much to expect 
that, if all things remain as at present, we shall 
be victorious at Waterville. 

However, whether victory is ours or not 
in these three games, they will be hard-fought 
and well worth attending. So let every man 
make up his mind to be at Lewiston next Sat- 
urday to cheer on the team with might and 
megaphones. 



It was an unfortunate time for Bowdoin 
when the Debating Society was allowed to 
perish for want of interest and support. So 
now, when history and law clubs are being 
formed and club-making seems to be in the 
air, why not revive the Debating Society? 
Surely there could not be a more worthy 
object of literary attention in the college. 

In our class-rooms every day we try to 
get mental training and discipline; we try to 
develop the qualities in us of great men. It 
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so as to make themselves great are those who 
could think clearly and correctly, and were' 
quick to move on to impartial, unbiased deter- 
minations. The power of logical reasoning is 
developed by almost every branch of study, 
but for forming a power of quick, clear, cor- 
rect judgments, there can be no better method 
devised than that of debating. 

Apart from this training there are many 
advantages to be seen. Many students intend 
to study law, some the ministry, and all 
doubtless intend to be politicians to a greater 
or less degree. Practice in debating will 
reveal to you the secret of rapid and clear 
expression and the art of adapting your mate- 
rial to your hearers in order to win their favor 
and influence their conduct. It will teach you 
to cast aside what is irrelevant and to get at 
the kernel of things to a nicety. All these 
benefits and many more will come from a 
Debating Society. 

The Orient enters an earnest plea for the 
revival of the George Evans Debating Society 
or the formation of another like it. There is 
plenty of the raw material, as the Sophomore 
debates can show. Practice, hard, eager, vol- 
untary practice only, is needed to give Bow- 
doin a good set of debaters. 



The practice of burning dead leaves in the 
campus walks is both unhealthful and obnox- 
ious. The air is polluted for weeks at a time 
in the fall with the fine smoke which pene- 
trates everywhere and is very disagreeable. 
The heaps of ashes, too, are neither orna- 
mental or useful. It is a great advance, 
undoubtedly, to have the rubbish burned sys- 
tematically, instead of its being destroyed 
erratically by the students, as used to be the 
case. It is to be hoped that another advance 
will be made and the leaves hauled away. 



BOWDOIN CLUB DINNER. 
At Hotel Brunswick, Boston, the Bowdoin 
Club of Boston took dinner last Saturday 
evening, November 2. The guests of the 



evening were Major Charles G. Davis, Ser- 
geant-at-Arms of the Commonwealth, and 
Captain Orlando W. Dimick, both of whom 
gave an account of their experiences as pris- 
oners of war. They were captured in 1864, 
and after months of imprisonment made their 
escape with a few others from the Confeder- 
ate prison at Columbia, S. C, reaching the 
Union lines after thirty days of fatigue, suf- 
fering and peril in the Confederate States. 
Before the dinner, which began at 6.30 o'clock, 
a short reception took place. After the 
address by Major Davis and Captain Dimick, 
several subjects of national and college inter- 
est were discussed. There was a large 
attendance from the many alumni of Bowdoin 
in and around Boston. 



THE WALKER ART BUILDING. 

The interior of the Walker Art Building 
has been renovated throughout. The floors 
have been gone over, the walls and ceilings 
have been re-tinted, and the Boyd Gallery has 
been entirely re-hung. The greater part of 
the Harold M. Sewall collection has been 
moved to the museum of anthropological 
specimens in the third story of the Searles 
Building, where it more appropriately belongs, 
though the South Sea Island mats and the idol 
of Gautama, the fourth Buddha, will still 
remain in the Boyd Gallery. 

The exterior of the building, on the side 
facing Maine street, will soon show marked 
improvement, since work is now in progress 
on the western entrance, which is made to 
replace the flat folding doors, and thus to 
keep the basement dry. Though the new 
entrance leads only into the basement and gives 
no direct approach to the floor, yet the bare, 
inartistic appearance of the building from the 
street side will be much improved. 

Several friends of the college have favored 
it with gifts and loans since last report ; but, 
for lack of cases, there is some necessary 
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Mr. George W. Hammond, the donor of 
stone implements and many objects of classi- 
cal origin, has added a few coins, Russian and 
Swedish, to his previous interesting col- 
lection. 

Mrs. George W. Hammond has added 
some fine needle work, principally in lace. 

Mr. Harvey Waterman Thayer has loaned 
a collection of coins. 

Mr. Charles D. Jameson, Class of 1S76, 
has put in a suit of Chinese armor. 

Mr. Charles S. F. Lincoln, Class of 1891, 
has recently given a large, elaborate Chinese 
book-cover of yellow silk, worked in Chinese 
forms and figures. 

Some excellent views of the Oberammer- 
gau region, famous for the Passion Play, are 
now on exhibition in the Gallery, where they 
will remain until November 18. 

The number of visitors at the Art Building 
during the past year has been greater than 
ever before, a fact partly due to the extension 
of hours. The extra hour from three to four 
o'clock has proved of decided benefit to the 
public. On the occasion of the visit made to 
the college by the Triennial Congregational 
Council, about five hundred people visited the 
Art Buildine. 



LIBRARY NOTES. 

The library promises to be busier during 
the present year than ever before. Both the 
reference room and the wings, together with 
the room of economics, have already been 
used to a large extent; and, as themes and 
theses are gradually coming due, increased 
patronage will be in order. The reading-room, 
which, in its present quarters, was rather an 
unwelcome innovation at first, is now very 
popular, as is the periodical room above. 

During the past three months the acces- 
sions to the library have amounted to little less 
than fifteen hundred volumes. Among the 
notable books recently added are the follow- 
ing: 

"Understudies," Miss M. E. Wilkins. 



"Up from Slavery," Booker T. Washing- 
ton. 

"Ten Months a Captive Among the Fili- 
pinos," Albert Sonnischen. 

"A Sailor's Log," Capt. Robley D. Evans. 

"Literary Diary" of Ezra Stiles, formerly 
president of Yale. 

"Life of the Bee," Maurice Maeterlinck. 

"American History," as told by contem- 
poraries, in four volumes, Hart. 

"China," E. H. Parker. 

"Life Everlasting," John Fiske. 

"Words and Their Ways in English 
Speech," Prof. James B. Greenough. 

The official book of the New York Uni- 
versity Hall of Fame, prepared by President 
McCracken, has been received recently. 

The most elaborate work ever executed on 
the plays and poems of Shakespeare is now 
being done by Horace Howard Furness. 
"The Twelfth Night" has recently been 
edited, with copious commentary, and chal- 
lenges attention. 

There has also been added a valuable set 
of ten volumes, representing the translation of 
the entire works of Goethe, a translation that 
has been made by the joint labors of many 
scholars. 



CAMPUS_ CHflT. 

John Greene, '03, rejoined his class last week. 

Rev. D. Frank Atherton, 1901, has been visiting 
Brunswick lately. 

Walker, '03, has received the position of organist 
at the Methodist Church. 

A collection of photographs of the Oberammer- 
gau region are on exhibition at the Art Building. 

Tucker of Brown, 1900, has been visiting friends 
in Brunswick while on a business trip through 
Maine. 

President Roosevelt has appointed Thursday, 
November 28, as a day of national thanksgiving 
and prayer. 

The students were very much shocked last week 
by the death of Mr. Frank M. Bigelow, the popu- 
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Pratt, 1901, was on the campus last week. 
Hunt, '03, of Bates, was on the campus 
Wednesday. 

Coach Emery, Brown, '96, was with the team all 
last week. 

The Mandolin, Guitar, and Glee Clubs are holding 
nightly rehearsals. 

Lowell, '04, was elected captain of the Sopho- 
more foot-ball eleven. 

Professor Houghton gave his classes an adjourn 
in Latin Friday and Saturday. 

Chapman, 1900, White, 1901, attended the Colby- 
Bates game at Lewiston last Saturday. 

Professor Shaler is making a vain attempt to 
dispense with "Bloody Monday" at Harvard. 

The Sophomores are daily practicing foot-ball, — 
"on the Athlitic Field" as the first notice read. 

Clark, Dudley, and Tompkins, members of the 
Colby foot-ball team, spent Sunday at Bowdoin. 

Professor Dyer has formed his classes in Greek. 
He will devote a half-hour per week to each class. 

The attendance at chapel was unusually small 
Friday morning of last week. The reason was 
obvious. 

Emerson, '04, assisted in the production of "The 
Wrong Mr. Wright" last Saturday by managing 
the piano. 

Robinson, '03, has been paymaster and clerk for 
the contractors of the new Library Building since 
the first of July. 

Although there was not a display of Jack-o- 
Lanterns Thursday evening, yet one would not have 
to consult a calendar to know it was Hallowe'en. 

Andrew Carnegie has been formally nominated 
for the Lord Rectorship of St. Andrew's Univer- 
sity, and will be declared elected to-morrow by the 
vice-chancellor. 

The History Club meets next Tuesday in Mer- 
rill's room. The subject of the evening, "The Alas- 
kan Boundary Question," will be opened by Rob- 
inson. 

Many of the students who were in town over 
Sunday attended "The Wrong Mr. Wright," Sat- 
urday evening and were well pleased with the per- 
formance. 

At a meeting of the Interdenominational Com- 
mission of Maine held in Lewiston, November i. 
President Hyde presided and was re-elected presi- 
dent of the committee for the ensuing year. 

Mr. Currier, formerly instructor in drawing in 
the college, has been interested lately in inventing a 



marked novelty for children, a portable doll's house. 
He is at present living at his home in Hallowell. 

During the past two weeks Dr. Whittier sus- 
pended the examination of Freshmen, having been 
engaged as expert witness in the Terrio murder 
case. 

Saturday evening's magazine section of the 
Lewiston Journal contained an interesting illus- 
trated article on Professor Baker and family of 
Topsham, well known by all Bowdoin students. 

The Juniors began Laboratory work in Chemis- 
try October 31 by making a miscellaneous collection 
of glass crooks and bends, which looked simple but 
were the cause of much worry and many burned 
fingers. 

Clark, '05, has passed a physical examination of 
over 400, and Dr. Whittier believes his condition is 
even better for athletic distinction than was the 
"build" of his well-remembered brothers, Walter 
and Albert. 

The third of Mr. Yale's lectures will be given in 
the Y. M. C. A. room next Sunday. There will be 
again special music by a Bath singer, — the detailed 
announcement will be made on the bulletin-board 
next Sunday. 

Several Bowdoin students attended the Portland- 
Lewiston polo game at Portland, Saturday evening. 
Good teams will play this winter and although the 
season has passed only its first week, there is no 
little polo talk about the campus. 

The Maine Historical Society met Friday even- 
ing at Portland to honor the memory of Alfred the 
Great. Professor Chapman delivered an address 
upon the vast service Alfred rendered to learning 
and of his own gratifying ability. 

Mr. Byron Stevens has a parrot as a temporary 
guest at the college Book-Store. Those favored 
with "Pretty Poll's" acquaintance say she can 
swear, — artistically and neatly. Mr. Stevens should 
guard us from contamination by putting her under 
a counter or down cellar. 

Professor Dennis's little child choked itself with 
an acorn Tuesday of last week, and a doctor arrived 
just in time to save its life. Both Professor and 
Mrs. Dennis were away from the house at the time, 
and knew nothing about the matter until it was all 
over. 

Rev. Mr. Furbush of Freeport will exchange 
with Dr. Mason of the Congregational Church next 
Sunday. Mr. Furbush is a young man, a graduate 
of Yale, who is yet almost a stranger in this part of 
the country. This is his first appearance in Bruns- 
wick. 



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The new schedule on the Lewiston, Brunswick, 
and Bath Railroad, inaugurated October 14, proved 
so inconvenient and unpopular that it had to be 
changed again. Cars now leave for Bath on the 
even hours and half-hours; for Lewiston, every 
hour, at half after the hour, as 7.30, 8.30, etc. 

At Professor Dennis's request Professor Little 
spoke to the Junior Class in History, Wednesday of 
last week, in regard to reference books in the 
library and how to find and use them. The class 
have been assigned individual reports on topics con- 
nected on American History, which are due Novem- 
ber 25. 

A vestibule is being made at the northwestern 
angle of the Art Building through which access 
will be given to the already existing cellar entrance. 
The vestibule will harmonize perfectly with the rest 
of the building, but will not be tied into the present 
walls in any way, so that it can be removed again 
if it does not suit. 

The three pilasters on the south side of the 
Science Building have now been replaced with 
sandstone instead of brick. The change is an archi- 
tectural as well as a practical improvement. One 
more pilaster is being made over; the others, since 
they are not in such bad shape, will wait until 
another summer before being changed. 

Arrangements are being made to tender a compli- 
mentary farewell banquet to President Harris of 
University of JMaine, Friday, November 22, just 
previous to his departure to take the directorship of 
the Tome Institute, at Port Deposit, Maryland. 
The affair will be under the auspices of the Penob- 
scot Valley Alumni Association of the University of 
Maine. 

The candidacy of Hon. W. F. Cobb of Rock- 
land, Bowdoin, 't], for Republican nominee for Gov- 
ernor of Maine has been announced. Mr. Cobb has 
had experience in state affairs, both legislative and 
executive, and .is also a successful business man, 
qualifications that have done so much for the success 
of our present Governor, who is also a Bowdoin 
graduate, M. 'tj. 

About twenty-five Bowdoin students attended 
the Bates-Colby game at Lewiston on Saturday and 
made the grand stand ring with cheers for Colby. 
Bates won by a score of 17-6, but Colby put up a 
plucky game. She was seriously crippled by the 
loss of five men who have left the team on account 
of the death of Bigelow, 1905, who was a member 
of their college fraternity. 

The architect of the Library Building, Mr. 
Vaughan, and the contractor, Mr. Willcutt, were 
down from Boston October 31 and inspected the 



progress of the work. If this weather continues 
work will be kept up indefinitely. Otherwise work 
will probably cease at Thanksgiving. A temporary 
roof will be built if the cut-stone contractor sends 
along supplies fast enough so that the walls can be 
built up to the sills of the upper story. 

President Hyde spoke in chapel Sunday after- 
noon. He took as his starting point our loss of the 
last foot-ball games we have played. Drawing 
from this the fact that a failure to conquer is not a 
defeat unless it defeats one's spirit, he made the 
application to one's religious downfalls and their 
influence upon his inner life. The music was fur- 
nished by a choir consisting of Gibson, Preston, 
1902, B. L. Smith, Hellenbrand, Gray, 1903, Archi- 
bald, Bridgham, 1904, Denning, Gushing, 1905, and 
was particularly good. 

The Deutscher Verein held its first meeting of 
the year at New Meadows Inn, October 29, and 
organized as follows : Stone, Vorsitzender ; Ben- 
son, Schriftwart; Swett, Kassenwart; and Carter, 
Bibliothekar. Besides the election of officers the 
principal business of the meeting was the adoption 
of an amendment to the constitution. This new 
rule limits the membership of the Verein to those 
members of the Senior German Class who have 
attained an average rank of at least B in German, 
this rank to be determined from the numerical 
record of the instructor. 

An interested visitor to the campus last Sunday 
was an old gentleman from Iowa who returned to 
Brunswick for the first time since leaving here as a 
young man in 1846. This, gentleman, although not 
himself a student, was well acquainted with the col- 
lege fellows of that time, and had many an inter- 
esting reminiscence. When one realizes that at the 
time he left here the college consisted of three 
dormitories, Massachusetts Hall, the Workshop, an 
old wooden chapel, and the foundation only of King 
Chapel, it makes the fifty-four years seem long 
indeed. The college was literally situated among 
the "Whispering Pines," — there was nothing but 
pine woods in every direction except toward the 
river. One inquiry made immediately was after the 
fate of the steeple that formerly topped the present 
tower of the Church on the Hill. When informed 
of its fall in the seventies, he asked if the bell in 
the tower is still a cracked one. It seems that 
some of our predecessors, in order to celebrate some 
event corresponding doubtless to an athletic victory 
of to-day, resolved to ring this bell, the loudest in 
town. The only access they could make to the 
tower was on the outside ; so up they climbed, and 
to reward their pains with extra noise made the 
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The bell rang with muffled strokes from that time 
until the present one was bought. 

The old gentleman's other reminiscences well 
show that morally, educationally and financially the 
growth of Bowdoin College in fifty years has been 
marvelous. Let us hope that another fifty years 
will show as steady and certain a development. 



Y. M. C. A. 

Last Thursday evening "What Are We Getting 
for Our College Course?" was discussed. Burpee, 
'04, was the leader, and several others spoke. The 
subject is old, but ever new; the foundation-ques- 
tion of our education, — what is the use of it all? 

Another large audience greeted Rev. Mr. Yale, 
Sunday afternoon, for the second of his series of 
addresses. "The Powers of the Christian Life" 
was the topic, — the unique and splendid powers of 
love and redemption and obligation. 

Miss Low of Bath sang twice Sunday. As she 
is to be in Boston next Sunday there will be a new 
soloist from out of town at the third address. If 
the attendance and interest at the closing one of the 
addresses are as marked as at the other two, the 
series will have been successful indeed. 



ATtiLETICS. 

At the fall meeting of the Bates Athletic Associa- 
tion, which was held October 31, at the Garcelon 
Field, no records were broken, and time and dis- 
tance were poor. The points won by the several 
classes are as follows: 1902, 12; 1903, 27; 1904, 31; 
and 190S, 29. 

Head-Coach Stagg of the University of Califor- 
nia, will propose again at the next Western athletic 
meeting stringent measures against professionalism 
in college athletics. He will suggest prohibition of all 
summer base-ball and kindred occupation for college 
athletes, without regard to whether the athlete is 
paid or not. In Mr. Stagg's opinion, this is the only 
way to handle the question successfully. 

Amherst 29, Bowdoin o. 
Amherst easily defeated Bowdoin, November 2, 
by a score of 29 to o. Bowdoin's team was in a 
crippled condition from the Dartmouth game, and 
the men were physically unable to hold out against 
the repeated attacks of Amherst. Once only, in the 
first half, Bowdoin played snappy foot-ball, but 



it soon relapsed. Amherst was strong through- 
out the whole game, and her team work was excel- 
lent. For Bowdoin, Hunt and Conners played a 
good game. 

In the first half Bowdoin got the ball on her own 
4S-yard line and brought it to Amherst's 40-yard 
line. Good gains were made by Hamilton, Blanch- 
ard, and Dunlap. Bowdoin was forced to kick, and 
Amherst, on securing the ball, quickly rushed it 
down the field for a touchdown. After this, the 
game was never in doubt and Amherst had it all her 
own way. 

In the second half, the ball was in Bowdoin's 
territory most of the time. Amherst scored two 
touchdowns by line bucking; then, with three min- 
utes to play, got around the ends for another. 
After going through the same tactics once more, 
Amherst got down to the 28-yard line, whence Swift 
kicked a goal from the field. The line-up : 

Amherst. Bowdoin. 

Blanchard, 1. e 1. e., Fogg-Larrabee. 

Cook, 1. t 1. t., Dunlap. 

Palmer, 1. g 1. g., Herms-J. Hamilton. 

Howard, c c, Philoon. 

Varnum, -r. g r. g., Davis. 

Morse-Burke, r. t r. t., Hamilton. 

R. Crook, r. e r. e., Kelley. 

Swift, q. b q. b., Conners. 

Washburn-Lynch, 1. h. b 1. h. b., Blanchard. 

Shay, r. h. b r. h. b.. Hunt. 

Phillips-Pierce, f. b f. b., Towne. 

Score — Amherst, 29; Bowdoin, o. Touch- 
downs — Washburn, Cook, Pierce 2. Goals from 
touchdown — Phillips, Swift 3. Goal from field- 
Swift. Referee — McGregory of Springfield. Umpire 
— Dr. Paige, Springfield Y. M. C. A. Linesmen — 
Daniels of Amherst, Larrabee of Bowdoin. Time — 
25- and 20-minute halves. 

Hare and Hounds. 

One of the most recent branches of sport taken 
up at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is 
the Hare and Hounds Club. It was inaugurated in 
November, 1896, and has now reached a high and 
popular place in the student athletic life of Tech. 

The club was formed with the idea of promoting 
cross-country running among the students, as a 
means of healthful exercise, and this purpose has 
been adhered to until the present time. During the 
first two or three years of the club's existence, six 
or eight runs a year were held on Saturday after- 
noons in the fall and spring. This year a run will 
be held every Saturday during the college year when 
the weather will permit. 

The manner in which the runs are held is very 
interesting. Two of the students are chosen as 
hares, and these two, with bags filled with scraps 
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on iheir course a few minutes before the rest of the 
students, who are appropriately termed hounds. 

As the hares continue on their course, they 
scatter handfuls of paper every few hundred feet, 
and they- endeavor by running in circles, returning 
on their tracks, climbing fences, and jumping 
ditches, so to bewilder their pursuers as to cause 
them to lose the trail. 

The hounds, on the other hand, follow as closely 
as possible on the tracks of the hares. Wherever 
possible they endeavor to catch up on the hares, 
as by taking a short cut when they think that the 
hares are following a more roundabout course. 
Sometimes they come to a place where the trail 
is lost entirely, and here they spread out in all 
directions until some one is lucky enough to find 
some scraps of paper and thus again locate the 
trail. At other times, they may come to a point 
where the trail branches out in two directions, 
showing that, for the time being, the hares have 
separated, and here it becomes necessary for the 
hounds to split up into two parties, each following 
one of the trails until they unite again. 

All seasons of the year are equally acceptable 
for the runs, and rain and snow have no terrors 
for the students. It is only on the very coldest 
days of winter that they do not venture out. When 
there is snow on the ground, colored paper, usually 
red, serves to mark the trail, as then white paper 
would be indistinguishable. Regular running cos- 
tumes, consisting of white running pants and a 
suitable shirt, are worn, and if the weather is very 
cold a sweater may be taken. 

Why shouldn't Bowdoin organize a similar club? 
There are plenty of students who would be willing 
to join even if they are not good in athletics. For 
some time past the weakest spot in our track ath- 
letics has been in our long distance men. This new 
sport offers a splendid chance for developing long 
distance men for our track team, and green men 
may have ample opportunity to find out their ability 
in distance runs. Brunswick and the surrounding 
country is finely adapted for cross-country running, 
and some interesting courses might be laid out. Let 
the students take hold of this matter and push it 
along. Organize a club, and to make matters inter- 
esting offer suitable prizes for time records. Now 
is the time to act, so when we send to Worcester 
our long distance men will be in the lead, and 
Bowdoin will once more take the banner at 
Worcester. 



M., 1900. — Dr. Arthur C. Doten, police surgeon 
of Worcester, Mass., was married Wednesday, the 
twenty-third of October, to Miss Ethel S. Norton 
of Portland. 



ALUMNI. 



'25. — The historic Longfellow house at Port- 
land closed October 19 after being open to the pub- 
lic since August i. About twenty-nine hundred vis- 
itors have registered there during that time. The 
house will probably remain closed only during the 
coming winter. 

'40. — -At the recent observance of the eightieth anni- 
versary of the Congregational Church of Perry, an 
account was given of the organization of the church 
by Rev. Elijah Kellogg, Oct. 7, 1822, with only nine 
members. 

'40, '60. — In the Boston Globe of the third inst. 
there is a very interesting account, with a picture, of 
the old school-house in district number six in 
Brunswick, where Elijah Kellogg taught in 1836 
and 1837, and also Thomas B. Reed, in 1858 and 
1859, while members of the college. This building 
is about one hundred years old, and after being 
moved many times stands now in the Growstown 
settlement. 

'49. — Joseph Williamson will soon publish the 
second volume of "The History of Belfast, Maine," 
in which he writes of the years from 1874 to the 
present date. It will contain about 460 pages, of 
the same size and type of the first volume; and will 
include twenty-nine illustrations and twenty-three 
portraits. This volume will consist of forty-nine 
chapters, and will include an appendix of valuable 
data. 

The price is fixed at three dollars per copy. 
Address, Loring, Short & Harmon, Portland, Me. 

'50. — Senator William P. Frye has prepared a 
new ship subsidy bill, but says that he will not give 
it out until it is introduced at the coming session. 
He says that he does not want it riddled now by 
hostile critics, but is willing to receive friendly 
suggestions. He believes that there is a much 
brighter prospect for a shipping bill at the next ses- 
sion than there was in the last Congress. 

'50. — Senator William P. Frye was elected 
director of the Boston & Maine Railroad at a recent 
meeting of the corporation. 

'58. — General Francis Fessenden of Portland was 
recently elected vice-president of the Army of the 
Potomac. 

'52, '60, '73. — At the Triennial Festival of the 
Maine Charitable Mechanics' Association held in 
Wilson's Hall, October thirty-first, Hon. Joshua L. 
Chamberlain, '52, responded to the toast, "Our 
State," Hon. Amos L. Allen, '60, to "The United 
Stales," Hon. Augustus F. Moulton, '73, to "Our 
Sister Associations." 

'60, '81. — At the seventy-fifth anniversary of 
the Augusta Unitarian Society, which was cele- 
brated October 31, Hon. Joseph W. Symonds of 
Portland spoke on "The Unitarian Association," 
and Rev. A. G. Pettengill spoke about "Our Uni- 
tarian Laymen." 

'64. — Hon. Charles F. Libby of Portland sailed 
from that city the nineteenth inst. for Europe — a trip 
necessitated by his state of health. 

Franklin C. Payson, '76, Seth L. Larrabee, '75, 
and Clarence Hale, '69, are members of the Execu- 



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tive Committee of the Cumberland County Bar 
Association, before which will come the entire 
responsibility of the investigation into the conduct 
of one of the members of the Bar, a case now hold- 
ing the interest of Portland people. 

'75._Rev. George Crosswell Cressey, for seven 
years pastor of the Unitarian Church of Bangor, 
having been the predecessor of Rev. S. C. Beach, 
who recently resigned, has accepted a call to the pul- 
pit of the Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon, 
one of the most prosperous of the many parishes in 
the growing metropolis of the northern Pacific 
coast. 

Mr. Cressey, after his pastorate in Bangor, went 
to Salem, where he remained for several years, 
going from there to Northampton. He resigned 
from his pulpit in the last named city only a few 
months ago. Since then he has been engaged in 
literary worlc. 

Mr. Cressey's many Bangor friends congratulate 
him upon his new honor, but deeply regret his 
removal from their city. 

'76._Charles H. Clark was appointed master of 
Dunbar Hall and instructor in Latin and Mathe- 
matics at Phillips Exeter Academy this fall. 

'■j-^, — The Bangor Commercial of October twen- 
ty-first contains a likeness and life story of Mr. 
Charles W. Morse. 

'yy. — Rev. E. M. Cousins, formerly pastor of the 
Second Congregational Church at Biddeford, has 
accepted a call to the pastorate of the Thomaston 
church, and began his service there this fall. 

'77^ '84. — In the Rockland Courier-Gazette of 
October 19, there is printed in full Hon. William 
T. Cobb's address delivered at the State Board of 
Trade banquet, an address which is a dignified 
tribute to the part played by wealth and indiistry. 

R. I. Thompson also delivered a paper on "The 
Assessment of Abutting Property for Purposes^ of 
Permanent Improvement." He handled his subject 
exceedingly well. 

'84.— Professor Zachariah W. Kemp has been 
elected Principal of Sanborn Seminary, Kingston, 
N. H., and began his service there this fall. He suc- 
ceeds Professor F. T. Farnsworth, formerly of 
Bowdoin, who resigned at the end of the last school 
year after five years' connection with the school. 

'85.— Howard L. Lunt, city superintendent of 
schools at Riverside, California, has issued an 
attractive and helpful pamphlet showing in detail the 
course of instruction and work pursued in the schools 
under his charge. 

'po.— William F. Dunn, Esq., of North Yar- 
mouth, who for four years has had a law office in 
Portland, left that city the twenty-third of the month 
for Highland, California, where he will stay till 
about the first of next June. This trip is made on 
account of Mr. Dunn's health, which has been poor 
for some time. 

'91. — Henry S. Chapman was selected to per- 
form the responsible task of revising and condensing 
the manuscript of "Arnold's Expedition to Quebec," 
which was left incomplete because of the death of 
its author, John Codman, 2d. The book has just 
been published by the Macmillan Company. 

'93. — Mrs. Franklin H. Hunt announces the mar- 
riage of her daughter, Maud Grice Billings, to Dr. 



Sanford Oscar Baldwin, Sunday, August II. at the 
Evangelical Church, Vienna, Austria. Dr. Baldwin 
was a Topsham boy, but has been practicing in 
Austria. "At Home" after December 20 at 54 Con- 
cord Street, South Framingham, Mass. 

'95. — Dr. Charles E. D. Lord was appointed the 
latter part of July last, to take command of the 
United States Marine Hospital at Galveston, Texas. 
For several years past he has been one of the assist- 
ant surgeons and physicians at the Marine Hospital, 
Battery Office, New York City. 

'96. — Robert O. Small is principal of the High 
Schoob at Danielson, Conn. 

'g&. — Frank Herbert Swan was married, Octo- 
ber 30, to Miss Hannah Little Dana of Westbrook. 
After a brief wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Swan are 
to reside at 15 Oak street, Westbrook, where they 
will be at home Thursdays in January. Mr. Swan 
is a son of the late Dr. Swan of Westbrook. After 
graduating from Bowdoin, he taught school for a 
time, a part of his services being as sub-master of 
Deering High School. Later he attended and 
graduated from Boston University Law School. 
Mr. Swan was admitted to the Maine State Bar last 
week and will take up his practice in Portland. 

'98. — Percival P. Baxter and John F. Dana of 
Portland, and Ruel W. Smith of Auburn passed the 
examinations last week for admission to the Maine 
Bar, before the commission created by the act of the 
Legislature of 1899. They were students of high 
scholarship both at Bowdoin and at Harvard Law 
School, and their prospects are the brightest. - 

'99. — Professor A. H. Nason of Kent's Hill has 
a Bowdoin hazing story in the November number 
of "Tlie Kent's Hill Breese." 

1900. — Frank M. Sparks, formerly of the staff 
of the Bangor Daily News, and for some months a 
member of the Faculty of the Michigan Military 
Academy at Orchard Lake, is now a member of the 
reportorial staff of the Detroit Tribune. 

'01. — The many friends of Arthur L. Small, who 
was sent by the United States government as teacher 
to the Philippines, will be interested to know some- 
thing of how he is situated. The teachers have been 
spending some time in Manila sightseeing, but now 
they are scattering to the provinces to commence 
their work of teaching the young Filipinos. In a 
recent letter to relatives in Yarmouth Mr. Small 
states that he has been ordered to Abulug, province 
of Cagayan, on the northern coast of Luzon. He 
will be the only white man in that vicinity except the 
soldiers, and the nearest teacher is Albro Burnell of 
Woodfords, Bowdoin, 1900, who is stationed thirty 
miles away. Abulug is a six days' journey from 
Manila; the climate is quite healthy and there is an 
occasional fros.t. He was advised to take three or 
four chairs, provisions for several months, blankets, 
beds, knives, forks and spoons, and at least six suits 
of clothing. The only butter obtainable is canned 
and is ninety cents a pound. A tablet of writing 
paper such as sells at home for ten cents costs fifty 
cents there. Meat is from 85 cents to a dollar a 
pound. An American $5 revolver brings from $12 
to $15. American shoes are at a premium and he 
says if he had brought 100 pairs he could have dis- 
posed of them to advantage. The worst feature of 
the situation is that it takes nine weeks to get a let- 
ter from home. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXI. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 14, 1901. 



No. 15. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 
Richard B. Dole, 1902, Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene R. Kelley, 1902, .... Business Manager. 

Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Farnsworth G. Marshall, 1903, 

Assistant Business Manager. 



Associate Editors. 

Lyman A. Cousens, 1902. George C. Purington, 1904. 
Blaine S. Viles, 1903. Harold J. Everett, 1904. 

S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903. 

William T. Rowe, 1904. 



Per annum, in advance. 
Per Copy, 



. $2.00. 
10 Cents. 



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

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 



The following notice has been placed in 
the newspaper room of the library : "The 
co-operation of the students is earnestly 
requested that the intentional mutilation of the 
daily newspapers be stopped absolutely. 
Attention is called to this matter, which is of 
considerable moment to the administration of 
the library, by the temporary withdrawal of 
the Kennebec Journal from on file." 

Vandals we have with us always; and they 
must be treated stringently and summarily. 
Five or six times during this term clippings 
have been taken from newspapers in the read- 
ing-room ; nor has the nuisance been confined 
to the dailies alone. One bound volume of 
Life and a bound volume of the Orient have 
also been defaced. The "boys" that have 



exercised their literary talent by such choice 
clipping will realize their vandalism and 
become decent, it is hoped. 



It will be well for the student body to con- 
sider the words of Mr. C. T. Hawes as printed 
below in regard to the proposed change in 
'varsity sweaters. Of course the thought of 
change this year is all past now since sweaters 
have already been purchased with the regula-' 
tion nine-inch block B. Nevertheless these 
words deserve attention as being undoubtedly 
expressive of the sentiment of the alumni 
body. They are especially significant since 
they come from a member of the athletic 
advisory board, a committee which recently 
voted to make alterations in the 'varsity B's 
without consulting the desires of the student 
body. Evidently there was a minority report 
in that committee against the proposed 
change. 

To the Editors of the Orient: 

Gentlemen : Your recent leader on the pro- 
posed change in the color of foot-ball sweaters 
suggests an inquiry as to the manner in which 
the apparent change in the college color has 
been brought about, with a further inquiry 
into the advisability of reconsidering an 
unfortunate mistake if one has been made. 

It is undoubtedly true that a great many 
people believe our college colors to be black 
and white. Why black, and since when? 
For many years and until recently the Bow- 
doin color has been white. It was so named 
in the earlier editions of the "Carmina." 
A Bowdoin man, who witnessed the intercol- 
legiate boat race at Springfield in 1872, has 
recently told me that all newspaper reports 
spoke of the "white of Bowdoin," the "blue 
of Yale," the "green of Dartmouth," ana 
so on. 

It is a little doubtful just when colors 
were chosen as college emblems. The fact that 
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it might have been selected about 1859, the 
date of the French victory that gave its name 
to the false tint. The change from magenta 
to crimson as Harvard's emblem was made 
in 1875 or 1876. 

White seems rather to have fallen to us 
than to have been chosen from an open field. 
With Harvard holding a shade of red, Yale 
bine, Dartmouth green, we took the white, 
leaving Amherst and Williams to dispute over 
purple, and Brown to solace herself with the 
unobtrusive color of her name. 

However chosen, our college color was 
white and recognized as such for many years. 
The white floated triumphantly in the boat 
races of the '80s above the colors of Colum- 
bia, Pennsylvania, and Cornell. Sometimes 
defeated, but often victorious and never dis- 
graced, it was the Bowdoin emblem on many 
hard fought fields and waters, and Bowdoin 
men were then as now proud of it. 

With the change of a single word, as indi- 
cated in italics, I believe that this extract from 
your editorial will express the sentiment of a 
large majority of the alumni of the college: 

"The alumni who have heard of the 
change believe that the students have no right 
to make such a change unconsidered and 
unadvised by the hundreds who have helped 
to make the old color known and respected." 

While no one questions the power of the 
undergraduate body at any time to make any 
change in the colors worn by them as such 
that may seem to them desirable, the expedi- 
ency and the ethics of such changes may be 
doubtful. To have any value the emlDlem 
should possess the attribute of permanency. 
It should bear the charm of historic associa- 
tion and be a bond of unity between successive 
generations of college men who have worked 
for it and rejoiced in it. 

As with the college seal, so with the col- 
lege color. When two or three years ago it 
was proposed to substitute for the ancient 
design of the college seal a new one, more 
artistic possibly, it was felt to be a mistake to 
abandon a sign known to Bowdoin men for a 
century for a new thing that a college ten 
years old or one year old might equal. The 
same thing holds good with the college color, 
with the added force that in the case of the 
seal, the proposed substitute was thought to 
be more beautiful, — a claim which cannot be 
made for the combination of colors that is, 
in the minds of some people, representative of 
Bowdoin. 



Why change our color at all? and, if we 
must change, why select the funereal black and 
white, the most gruesome combination that dis- 
tinguishes any American college? It may be 
appropriate at times, and most Bowdoin men 
can remember hours when no emblem of 
mourning would seem too sombre. But it is 
not so all the time, or a large part of the time, 
and Bowdoin men do not need to wear crape 
or sackcloth and ashes as a permanent cos- 
tume. 

It is not difficult to understand how this 
misconception of the Bowdoin color came 
about in the public mind, and later, possibly 
in the student mind. At first there was only 
white. Base-ball uniforms were white 
throughout with a white silk B on the front. 
Later this white B was thought to be not suf- 
ficiently distinct and was replaced by a black 
one, black being selected as not a color and as 
infringing on the color of no other college. 
The idea that the black of this B would ever 
be thought a part of the college color would 
have seemed most improbable. Later came 
sweaters edged with black, or striped in black 
and white, as the case might be, the black 
even then not being considered a part of the 
college color. Thus gradually and without 
design has come about the impression that 
our college colors are white and black, which 
they never were and never ought to be. 

The associations and ■ prestige all cluster 
around the spotless white. Why not let it 
continue, as it has been for more than a quar- 
ter century, the college emblem? If for 
emphasizing the college initial, it is necessary 
to use some contrasting color, and if black is 
thought to be the right color, so let it be. 
But the dismal shade should not be regarded 
as any part of the college color, nor should 
the white ribbons be disgraced by combining 
them with black ones. 

C. T. Hawes, '76. 



It is evident that a more general interest is 
being taken this fall in the Y. M. C. A. We 
are glad to see it ; attendance on these meet- 
ings will give the students practical lessons 
in religion — the science of living a good life. 
It is to be hoped that the interest will be con- 
tinued throughout the year, so as to give the 
support to the Association which it deserves. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



133 



Here are the old Varsity letters. Are 
they not sufficiently distinctive? Are they 
not hard enough to earn? Have they not 
been honored, and respected? 
9-inch block. 7-mch Gothic. 



B 

Football Men. 



Old English. 



B 



Baseball Men. 



German. 



3 



Track Men. 



s 



Tennis Men. 



The short courses in Agriculture to be 
offered at the University of Maine this year 
are excellent chances for energetic young (or 
old for that matter) farmers to receive the 
results of long-continued, systematic, scientific 
investigations in farm work. A six weeks' 
course in general agriculture and dairying 
begins January 28; a three weeks' course in 
Horticulture begins March i ; and a three 
weeks' course in poultry management begins 
April I. These courses offered free of tuition 
or laboratory expenses prove that the State 
is interested in the Maine farmer and wants 
him to advance. 



PROFESSOR PACKARD HONORED. 

Professor Alpheus Packard, '61, who has 
recently been admitted to one of the leading 
scientific societies of Great Britain, was ten- 
dered a congratulatory reception in honor of 
the event at his home in Providence, R. I., on 
Friday evening of last week. Many leading 
scientists of the country were present to do 
honor to one of their most famous brethren. 
That this distinction, which i.s accorded to few 
men outside of the British Isles, should come 
to Professor Packard is due to his notable 
works in geology and zoology, branches in 



which he has few peers in the United States. 
He will be remembered as a former professor 
at Bowdoin and as having received here the 
degree of LL.D. during last Commencement. 
He has been a member of the Brown Faculty 
since 1878. 

It is gratifying to note the great honor 
which has been bestowed upon one of Bow- 
doin's former professors by his admission to 
the highest scientific society in England. 
Professor Packard will be remembered by men 
who were here thirty years ago as one of our 
most enthusiastic and earnest professors of 
natural science. 



TRUTHFUL FOR ONCE. 

In one of the small country towns of Maine 
a number of farmers, whose time hung heavily 
on their hands, had driven down to the only 
store in the place to lay in a supply of provis- 
ions. After they had completed their pur- 
chases, as often happens in such cases, they 
sat down about the large tobacco-stained stove 
and began telling stories of their younger days. 

Edwin Spaulding, a little shrivelled-up old 
man with a sharp, squeaky voice, was relating 
his first experience in a storm at sea. It might 
be well to add that in all probability Edwin 
had never seen the ocean in his life, but such a 
little point as that did not seem to disturb his 
conscience in the least. He had talked along 
for some minutes when he reached what was 
to be the thrilling part of his story. 

"Well, ez I wuz sayin', things looked pretty 
skeery. They didn't no one dare to go up 
there an' cut thet rope an' there thet sail waz a 
rairin' an' jumpin' like a pesky calf to the end 
of a rope halter. A skeered calf's bad enough 
but it would a-made ye skeered jest to 'a' even 
looked et thet sail. 

"Fin'lly the captain turned to me an' he 
says, sez 'e : 

" 'Edwine, shin the mast !' 

"An', gentlemen, no sooner said then done, 
an' I shun the mast." 



mi 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



CAMPUS Chif=lT. 



The October 



came, out last Friday. 



Many students enjoyed the Bath Food Fair of 
last week. 

Professor Whittier gave his class in Hygiene an 
adjourn Thursday. 

The Freshmen encountered the first of Professor 
Moody's exams, Friday. 

Plans have been made for a new club-house next 
spring, for the Golf Club. 

The Juniors had a third written quiz in Political 
Economy last Saturday. 

Andy Havey, '03, rejoined his class last week. 
He has been sick all the fall. 

The foot-ball caps are to have a miniature 
leather foot-ball under the "B." 

Charles Pettingill, '98, who is now located in 
Augusta, passed Thursday with friends on the 
campus. 

Adjourns in the Latin branches were given the 
first of last week during the illness of Professor 
Houghton. 

The regular monthly meeting of the College Jury 
was held November 4. No business of importance 
was brought up. 

Bodwell, '01, has returned to Brunswick after 
coaching the Lewiston High School foot-ball team 
for several weeks. 

Among those who attended the Bates game were 
Libby, Rollins, '99, Pottle, 1900, Berry, Walker, 1901, 
Drake, '98, Smith, '97. 

Mr. Yale's series of addresses before the Y. M. 
C. A. have been an evident success. The hall was 
crowded at the last one, Sunday. 

Bates received a bequest of $S,ooo last week from 
Mrs. Emeline I. Balch of Manchester, whose husband 
was a former minister in Maine. 

The Glee and Mandolin Clubs were cho.sen 
the first of the week, but too late for the list to be 
published in this week's Orient. 

The foot-ball sweaters arrived last week. They 
conform to the customary design, — white with 
black trimmings, and nine-inch block "B." 

Folsom, '02, and Spollett, '03, attended the ini- 
tiation of Beta Kappa chapter of Kappa Sigma, New 
Hampshire State College, last Friday evening. 



Professor and, Mrs. Robinson sailed from Liver- 
pool Saturday, November 9. They will be in 
Brunswick by the twentieth of November. 

The out-of-door running track is being put 
together. This is a good chance for some of the 
fleet-footed Freshmen to get into condition. 

The base-ball schedule for next spring has been 
practically completed for several weeks, and will 
probably be announced soon after Thanksgiving. 

Rev. Mr. Yale of Bath spoke in chapel Sunday. 
His subject was the somewhat novel one of the 
"Loneliness" which leads to appreciation of spirit- 
ual things. 

The Government Club meets next Tuesday night 
at the home of Professor Dennis. The subject is 
"The Australian Federation," and a paper will be 
read by Carter. 

A great many of the students stayed over in 
Lewiston either until midnight or until Monday 
morning, though presumably they did not help 
Bates celebrate. 

The singing in chapel Sunday was perhaps the 
best of the term. Gibson, Preston, Denning, and 
Archibald were the quartet. They sang "Nearer, 
My God, to Thee." 

Professor Woodruff won the final round of 
the annual Golf Tournament, last week, by defeat- 
ing Sydney Hughes one up, the latter having a 
handicap of two holes. 

The fire alarm which was rung in early Wednes- 
day morning was the cause of many students losing 
their morning sleep. Several were on hand to 
watch the conflagration. 

The bleachers on the right side of the Bates 
Field were reserved for Bowdoin, Saturday, and 
nearly every one bought his tickets on Friday from 
Assistant Manager Nutter. 

There was much enthusiasm at the mass meeting 
in Memorial Hall, Friday noon. The head coach, 
Mr. Emery, addressed the student body, and other 
remarks were made by several undergraduates. 

Donald F. Snow, '01, who has coached the 
Ricker Classical Institute foot-ball team this fall, 
has finished his work with the team and has entered 
the University of Maine Law School at Bangor. 

The University of Maine beat Colby, Saturday, 
29-0, and has therefore won three of the four 
Maine games it is to play. It is clearly the best 
team in the State on this record. If Bowdoin 
should win both of the other games, however, her 
average will be higher than Bates', which has lost 
twice to U. of M. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



135 



The New England Polo League has opened the 
season with a seven team circuit. Lewiston and 
Portland have signed fast men and expect to see 
the two Maine teams among the best in the league. 

Professor Dennis attended the Bates-Bowdoin 
game at Lewiston last Saturday. Professor Dennis 
is an enthusiastic supporter of foot-ball and is a con- 
stant attendant at the foot-ball practice on Whit- 
tier Field. 

It is hoped that Mr. R. A. Jordan of the Bangor 
Y. M. C. A. will speak to the Bowdoin Y. M. C. A. 
next Sunday. Mr. Jordan is so well known 
all through Maine that any particular mention of 
him is unnecessary. 

Professor H. De Forest Smith of Amherst, who 
left Bowdoin at the end of last year, greeted the 
members of the foot-ball team on the Amherst trip, 
and showed that if he teaches at Amherst his sympa- 
thies are at Brunswick. 

Work on the new Library Building has gone on 
faster in the last week than for several weeks 
before. There is a grand hustle to get the rest of 
the walls up to the second story sills and so ready 
for the temporary roof. 

An astronomical event will occur November sev- 
enteenth which does not happen again for two 
hundred years. This is the conjunction of Jupiter, 
Venus, and Saturn. They have been approaching 
each other for several weeks. 

The first concert of the Glee Club will be after 
Thanksgiving, about Dec. lo, at Rumford Falls. 
Several fine trips are under consideration for the 
winter term. The usual concerts will be given in 
Portland, Brunswick, Bath, Lewiston, and Rock- 
land. 

Professor Whittier was placed on the stand in 
the Terrio murder trial, Thursday, as a specialist 
in microscopic examination. He testified in regard 
to the difference between the indentations made in 
the primers by the firing pin in Terrio's rifle, and 
those made by other rifles. 

Our friends in Orono had a visit last week from 
another of the State's wards; a big cow moose made 
her appearance on the campus of the University of 
Maine. One of the students was about to shoot the 
moose, but was warned in time that by so doing he 
would break the game laws. 

The successor of Dr. Harris as president of the 
University of Maine will probably be Dr. F. W. 
Lewis, a fellow in the department of history at the 
University of Pennsylvania in 1897 and 1898. He 
is thirty years old and will, perhaps, be the youngest 
college president in the country. 



"A Scrap of Paper" will be given at the Uni- 
versalist Fair to-night by local talent assisted by 
four Bowdoin students : Haley and Fogg, 1902 ; 
Stover. Coffin, 1903. The college will undoubtedly 
turn out in large numbers, as Stover, Coffin, and 
Fogg will be remembered for their excellent work 
in "The House Party" last winter. 

At the fourteenth annual meeting of the Amer- 
ican Economic Association, which will be held at 
Washington, D. C, Dec. 27-30, Henry C. Emery, 
Bowdoin. '92, professor of political economy at 
Yale, will open the discussion on "International 
Trade," and Professor Guy S. Callender will open 
the discussion on "Economic Theory." 

President Hyde attended the 47th annual meet- 
ing of the Association of Colleges in New England 
at Trinity College Wednesday. There were presi- 
dents of thirteen universities and colleges and rep- 
resentatives of the faculties of fourteen in attend- 
ance. The object of the conference is the dis- 
cussion of college work and kindred subjects. 

At the regular meeting and dinner of Deutscher 
Verein, held at New Meadows Inn last Thursday 
evening, James P. Webber, 1900, gave an interest- 
ing talk on Wagner, the German musical composer. 
Mr. Webber entertained the Verein further with a 
number of piano selections from Wagner. It was 
voted to admit Professors Dennis and Ham as 
Ehrenmitglieder, and to hold the next meeting on 
December 2. 

Among the notable books recently received at 
the library are the following: "Dictionary of 
National Biography," third supplementary volume, 
Sidney Lee. "Children of the Nations," a story of 
the colonization of different countries, Poultney 
Bigelow. "Oliver Cromwell," Charles Firth. 
"Aguinaldo," Edwin Wildman. "General McClel- 
lan," General P. S. Michie. "History of England," 
six volumes, Spencer Walpole. "Problem of Asia," 
Captain A. T. Mahan. "Dictionary of Architecture 
and Building," first two volumes, Russell Sturgis. 

Only second to the Bates-Bowdoin game in State 
interest Saturday, was the second of the games 
between Portland High School and Bangor High 
School. This game was played at Bangor and 
Bangor won, 17-0. Portland won the first game, 
6-2, so there will be a third game to play off the 
tie, and a hot game it ought to be. Portland has 
played eight games this fall and has won six and 
lost two. The revival of foot-ball interest in the 
preparatory schools is very encouraging and cannot 
fail to be of the greatest value to the college teams 
which thus get players who have had experience 
when these men enter college. 



136 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



The annual banquet of the Colby and Bowdoin 
Chapters of Delta Upsilon was held Monday even- 
ing, November 4, at Hotel North, Augusta. 

At the business meeting before the banquet the 
following officers were elected : President, Holman 
F. Day, Auburn; 1st Vice-President, Joseph 
Odiorne, Richmond ; 2d Vice-President, F. M. 
Preble, Auburn ; Secretary and Treasurer, George 
C. Webber, Auburn; Executive Committee, the 
officers and F. G. Marshall, Bowdoin, '03, and L. 
C. Staples, Colby, '03. After the banquet interest- 
ing speeches were made by President Charles L. 
White of Colby, Mr. Allen P. Soule, Colby, '79, 
Charles F. McKay, and W. E. Wing, '02. 

President Plyde is to be one of the lecturers 
before the Twentieth Century Club in Boston. 
This club is to conduct a course of university 
lectures, sixteen in number, which will be held in 
Tremont Temple on Saturday mornings, and is 
designed primarily for teachers. The first lecture 
was given by President Eliot of Harvard last Sat- 
urday, November 9. He will be followed by Presi- 
dent Hyde, Dr. George Harris, Dr. Henry S. 
Pritchett, Dr. Ira Remsen, Dr. G. Stanley Hall, and 
Professor Howard Griggs — the last named in a 
course of ten lectures on moral leaders. 

Saturday morning there was a brief foot-ball 
game on the Athletic Field between Brunswick 
High School and Rockland High School. It was 
Brunswick's first game, and indeed practically the 
first time it has lined up, but it was beaten by the 
more experienced Rockland eleven only 16 to 6. 
The quarterback of the Rockland team was its 
star, — a young fellow named Chapin. For Bruns- 
wick Stimpson, Roberts, and Robinson showed up 
well, — halfback, quarterback, and end, respectively. 
There will probably be other High School games 
on the field this fall, and attendance will doubtless 
be worth while, for the Brunswick boys have great 
spirit for such young fellows as most of them are. 



Y. M. C. A. 

Last Thursday's meeting was led by Harlow, '03, 
and the need of educated men for religion was 
talked over. The subject was a natural sequel to 
that of the previous week, "What Are We Getting 
From Our College Course?" One thing we surely 
should be getting and strengthening is the thing 
which all men need, and that is a true and positive 
feeling for religion. Perhaps an educated man 
needs it more than others, from the individuality of 



his attainments and the influential place he is bound 
to hold as one who has been to college. 

Sunday's meeting was the best Association ser- 
vice for a long time. It was Mr. Yale's final 
address in the series on the Christian Life. His 
subject was nominally "The Matchless Results of 
the Christian Life," but he took the occasion to sum 
up the series of talks, and impress the main points 
deeply. The address was sympathetic and magnetic 
and convincing; certainly it was the most effective 
and powerful appeal which has been made in one 
of these Sunday afternoon meetings for years, and it 
will not soon be forgotten. We have been very 
fortunate in having Mr. Yale here, and are very 
grateful for the interest the whole college has taken 
in his series. If we can we shall try to give this 
interest no excuse for lapsing again into its previous 
condition. 

Last Sunday Mrs. Percy of Bath sang Handel's 
"Largo," and Miss Winchell of Brunswick played 
'cello obligato. It was a musical treat indeed. This 
plan of having special music Sunday afternoons will 
be continued if possible throughout the series of 
meetings this term and next. If the Association can 
be assured of such splendid financial support as it 
was given by the college last year, it will arrange 
for other speakers from out of town at these Sun- 
day meetings. Mr. Jordan of the Bangor Y. M. C. 
A., and Rev. John S. Penman of the Central Con- 
gregational Church, Bangor, will be here on differ- 
ent Sundays. And other speakers as interesting are 
planned for. 



AThjLETICS. 

Bates ii, Bowdoin o. 
Bowdoin with her crippled team lost the first of 
the series with the Maine colleges. The game played 
last Saturday on the Garcelon Field at Lewiston 
was a great surprise and a sore disappointment to 
Bowdoin supporters. Bates, our old-time rival, was 
the victor, and she won a hard-fought game. Our 
boys were in a pitiable condition physically, so that 
after almost every play two or three were stretched 
out on the field. Captain Hunt was forced out of 
the game early in the first half and was sadly 
missed. Blanchard, who took his place, played a 
fine game and his tackling was hard and sure. 
Coffin, who was putting up a strong game, was hurt 
in the first half and forced to retire, Towne taking 
his place. Later Herms retired from the field, and 
Philoon went in as center, Shaw taking Herms's 
place. Larrabee and Barker also gave way to sub- 
stitutes in the second half. The team as a whole 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



137 



lacked ginger and snap, and seemed greatly afraid 
of knocking the wind out of their opponents. This 
has characterized the team's play throughout the 
season and is a result, doubtless, of having a new 
coach every little while. 

Bates made many of her gains by straight, hard 
foot-ball but was also aided materially by her trick 
plays and double passes. She played off-side fre- 
quently, but was seldom penalized. Her back field 
played a strong game and its interference was par- 
ticularly good. 

In the first half, Dunlap kicked off to Finn on 
Bates' 15-yard line. From here, Bates carried the 
ball by steady bucking to Bowdoin's goal line, which 
Moody crossed for the first touchdown after seven 
and a half minutes of play. On the next kick-off, 
Bates repeated her tactics, but lost the ball on a 
blocked kick. Bowdoin then carried the ball to 
Bates' 25-yard line, where it was lost by a costly 
fumble. Bates again brought the ball back and 
Finn went through the center for the second touch- 
down, thirty seconds before the half ended. Moody 
kicked the goal. 

In the second half, neither side was able to score 
and the goal lines were never threatened. The 
game ended just at dark. Attendance, 2,000. 

The line-up : 

BowDOiAT. Bates. 

Larrabee, 1. e r. e., Babcock. 

Dunlap, 1. t r. t., Andrews. 

Herms, Barker, Shaw, 1. g r. g. , Hunt. 

Shaw, Philoon, c c, Cutten. 

Davis, r. g 1. g., Childs. 

B. Hamilton, r. t 1. t., Reed. 

Kelley, r. e 1. e., Cole. 

Perkins, q. b q. b., Allen. 

Monroe, 1. h. b r. h. b.. Moody. 

Towne. Sinkinson. Coffin, f. b f. b., Finn. 

Hunt, Blanchard, r. h. b 1. h. b., Towne. 

Score — Bates il, Bowdoin 0. Touchdowns, 
Mood)-, Finn. Goal from touchdown — Moody. 
Umpire — Sullivan. Referee — Farley. Timers — 
Wing and Gould. Linesmen — Lewis. Bowdoin, and 
Smith, Bates. Time — 25- and 30-minute halves. 



ALUMN 



A prominent public citizen has recently sub- 
mitted a list of the ten best after-dinner speakers in 
Portland. The list includes the following graduates 
of Bowdoin : Dr. Seth C. Gordon, M. '55, Hon. 
Joseph W. Symonds, '60, Gen. Charles P. Mattocks, 
'62, Hon. Seth L. Larrabee, '75, and Carroll W. 
Morrill, 'yj. 

Among the ^nen appointed by Governor Hill to 
represent the State of Maine in the McKinley 



Memorial Association are the following : Frank L. 
Dingley, '61, of Lewiston, Hon. Charles F. Johnson, 
'79, of Waterville, and Clarence B. Burleigh, '87, 
of Augusta. 

'25. — At a meeting of the Longfellow House 
Committee held in Portland November 5, it was 
voted to give a performance in the Jefferson Opera 
House of "Evangeline" during the week containing 
February 27, Longfellow's birthday. The proceeds 
of this great project will be used for the benefit of 
the Longfellow Home. "Evangeline" is a great 
spectacular production, in which several hundred 
amateurs will take part under professional direction. 

'52. — In the Portland Press of November 8, Gen- 
eral Joshua L. Chamberlain printed a very interest- 
ing letter from an Egyptian correspondent, Dr. 
Nicholas Nimir, a Syrian by birth. 

'52. — General Joshua L. Chamberlain, during the 
summer, in a letter to the New York Sun, 
explained his part in receiving General Robert E. 
Lee's surrender at Appomatox, adding a few words 
of tribute to the soldiers of the South, which drew 
out from the New Orleans Times-Democrat the 
following : 

It is impossible for any American of the Southern 
States to read these words of Gerreral Chamber- 
lain's and not feel a peculiar sense of affection and 
admiration for the great and good men who directed 
the war from the Federal side; who fought like 
tigers and were ready to die without a murmur so 
long as the conflict lasted, and who, when the 
struggle ended, were as magnanimous and as gentle 
and as considerate as they had been determined and 
valiant. The more one reflects upon the disposition 
and temper and character of the really great actors 
on both sides, the more surely one feels that our 
present union and our fraternal relations were 
cemented not by the post-prandial speeches and flam- 
boj'ant declarations of latter-day politicians but by 
the men in Blue and the men in Gray who met face 
to face in the shock of battle. From Grant and Lee 
all the way down to the private in the ranks, there 
came at the close of the war thoughts and words 
and acts that insured beyond a shadow of doubt the 
perpetuity of the "indissoluble union of indestructible 
States." On that roll of honor luminous with Fed- 
eral and Confederate commanders, the name of 
Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain of Maine shines in 
undiminished beauty. 

'55- — Hon. William Putnam, judge of the United 
States Circuit Court, was elected president of the 
Maine General Hospital corporation at its annual 
meeting held November 5. 

M. '55. — Dr. Seth C. Gordon, of Portland, as the 
guest of the Woman's Charity Club of Boston on 



138 



BOWDOm OEIENT. 



November 5, gave an informal talk on hospital work 
and charity. 

'6p. — While there is more or less talk in Maine 
about future gubernatorial timber for our own State 
it is of interest to note that the man most "promi- 
nently mentioned" in our sister state of New Hamp- 
shire for the next governorship is a man born and 
educated in Maine. He is Hon. Henry B. Quimby 
of Lakeport, a prominent manufacturer. He was 
born in Biddeford in 1846. He has served New 
Hampshire in both branches of the Legislature and 
in the governor's council, and was a delgate to St. 
Louis in 1S96. He bears the title of "colonel" in his 
adopted State. Maine seems fully able to raise 
governors for all 45 of the states. 

'gg.— Arthur Huntington Nason, R. B. Dunn 
professor of normal instruction and English at 
Kent's H'ill, recently delivered before the Unity 
Club of Augusta, the second of a course of five 
lectures, on "Shakespeare, as a Dramatist." 

1901.— Arthur F. Cowan, of Biddeford, recently 
passed the civil service examination at the Portland 
custom-house for a position as clerk or inspector. 

igoi.— J. H. Wyman will attend the Bowdoin 
Medical School next term. 



Emerson, ex-1903, is working on one of the 
ocean steamers between Baltimore and Liverpool. 
He was recently married. 



Some of the similes used by Oriental advertisers 
are remarkable. Here are a few specimens from 
their recent papers: Goods despatched as expedi- 
tiously as a cannon ball. Parcels done up with as 
much care as that bestowed on a husband by a loving 
wife. Paper as tough as an elephant's hide. The 
print of our books is clear as crystal, the matter ele- 
gant as a singing girl. Customers treated as politely 
as by the rival steamship companies. Silks and 
satins smooth as a lady's cheek and colored like the 
rainbow. 



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The gentlemanly behavior of the. Univer- 
sity of Maine students in Brunswick^ .Satur- 
day, was noticeable and worthy of admira- 
tion. Although they came in a special train, 
three hundred of them, and were confident of 
victory, they made no demonstrations until 
the time of the game, scattering quietly 
around the town and campus until one's eyes 
were blinded with the dazzling bright blue 
ribbons everywhere. After the game they had 
a little excusable noise, and then adjourned to 
their train for further jollification. At a 
meeting before the game they had decided not 
to infringe on the Bowdoin campus with a 
celebration in case of victory, and to this 
resolve they strictly adhered. Would we do 
as much at Waterville or Lewiston if the situ- 



ation favored a celebration on our part so 
uniquely as it did on theirs, who had never 
before beaten Bowdoin in foot-ball? Another 
noteworthy thing about their visit to us was 
the orderly system which appeared in all their 
arrangements and especially in the cheering. 
They had committees appointed to look after 
each detail, and each committee knew its duty. 
Their yells are not so hallowed by tradition 
and sentiment as ours ; but they were given 
effectively and unanimously, whether the 
fortunes of their team were up or for the 
moment down. It is not amiss to say, how- 
ever, that the Bowdoin spirit which was 
shown in our own yells was no mean thing. 
Perhaps there has never been a harder outlook 
for cheering than there has been this year, 
take it all in all; but never has cheering been 
snappier or more buoyant. The old cynical 
impulse to lean back and deplore the steady 
losses by the white seems to be gone for good. 
This is a victory in itself. 



Reports of the recent trouble at the fire in 
Appleton Hall, as published in the newspa- 
pers, have been greatly exaggerated. But 
they all unite in laying the greater blame on 
the students. In that respect they are cor- 
rect. A fire is a far more serious thing than 
most of us think. We do not realize the vast 
amount of property and life constantly endan- 
gered by this menace. When it does come, 
we are too ready to hail it as a chance for great 
fun. This is certainly not the way to regard 
it. Doubtless the crude efforts made by the 
local fire department are laughable; but we 
must consider that they are doing the best 
they can and that they should be allowed to 
do it. 

In a city of any size persons attempting 
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either by jeering or snow-balling would be 
severely handled both by the firemen and 
policemen. A crowd at a fire is and should be 
an entirely subordinate factor. It is not a 
crowd to be amused but rather one to encour- 
age and to assist the firemen. So in the future 
let us remember not to attempt interference 
with the fire department. There has always 
been an unfortunate feeling of ill-will existing 
between the student body and part of the 
town ; the feeling has decreased greatly in the 
last few years so that only its tradition 
remains. It is much to be regretted that the 
chance offered Thursday to blot out even the 
tradition by working shoulder to shoulder 
with the firemen against the common danger 
was let pass. We hope that such lamentable 
occurrences will not happen in the future and 
that thoughtless irresponsibility will be con- 
trolled by a generous impulse to help. 

Three dormitory fires within a year show 
that there must be a change somewhere. 
Fortunately all three have come before night; 
what the result would have been, had the fires 
occurred after ten o'clock in the evening, 
makes the affair still more serious. Various 
schemes for protection have been advanced, 
ranging from fire-escapes to organized stu- 
dent fire departments, but they do not seem 
to strike at the root of the evil. An ounce of 
prevention is worth a pound of cure. In dor- 
mitories fitted with steam heat and electric 
lights the chance for fire is greatly diminished. 
And the limits of their causes are not widely 
extended. A little care used in the disposal 
of matches or cigar stubs will do more than 
any amount of hose-pipe or fire-escapes. Let 
each man be thoughtful and careful. It is not 
just or excusable for any man to endanger in 
this way the lives and property of his fellow- 
students. 



We are glad to call attention to the report 
of the meeting of the advisory board. It 
appears that a reconsideration of the sweater 
question has resulted in the final acceptance 



and authorization of the old 'varsity B's and 
sweaters which were published in last week's 
issue of the Orient. It is evident that these 
letters represent the choice of the majority, 
both alumni and undergraduates. 



These are the letters which tradition has 
made distinctive, which now are S^ecom- 
mended anew by the Athletic Committee. 
9-inch block. 7-inch Gothic. 



B 

Football Men. 
Old English, 



B 



Baseball Men. 
German. 



s 



Tennis Men. 



GENERAL ATHLETIC COMMITTEE. 

The General Athletic Committee met last 
Friday evening, with all the nine members 
present. The Committee organized for the 
college year 1901-1902 as follows: Chairman, 
C. T. Hawes, '76, of Bangor; Treasurer, 
Professor W. A. Moody. '82 ; Secretary, H. R. 
Webb, '02 ; Custodian of Uniforms, W. T. 
Rowe, '04. 

The following are the nominees of the 
committee for foot-ball manager to be elected 
next week : Irving W. Nutter, '03, of Bangor, 
and Franklin Lawrence, '03, of Portland. In 
case either of these declines to be candidate, 
Samuel B. Gray, '03, of Oldtown, was chosen 
substitute nominee. 

For assistant manager the nominees are 
William F. Coan, '04, of Auburn, and Herbert 
H. Oakes, '04, of Auburn ; substitute, William 
T. Rowe, '04, of Portland. 

The discussion of 'varsity sweaters which 
has been going on among the students for sev- 
eral weeks was carried on by the committee. 



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It was voted that the committee advises that 
a committee of graduates and undergraduates 
be elected to formulate rules in regard to the 
eligibility for "B's," and decide the individual 
cases arising under those rules. Action on 
this resolution will probably be proposed at 
the meeting for election of manager next 
week. The athletic committee itself favors the 
idea that henceforth the college sweater be 
clear white, and the 'varsity sweater be clear 
white with black "B." It recommends that 
the distinction between the various "B's" be 
the distinction urged by the Orient as the tra- 
ditional one, with a few minor details, so that 
the whole system would be thus : Foot-ball 
men, 9-inch block "B" ; base-ball men, 7-inch 
Gothic "B"; track men, Old English "B" of 
any size; tennis men, 7-inch German "B." 

The matter of giving sweaters or jerseys 
to men on the second teams was laid on the 
table. 

An appropriation not to exceed $300 was 
made to be presented to Bowdoin College, to 
be used by the college in fitting up a base-ball 
cage under the supervision of Doctor Whit- 
tier; and Doctor Whittier was appointed to 
represent the matter to the Committee on 
Grounds and Buildings and endeavor to get 
their approval of this method of overcoming 
the technical provisions that students cannot 
expend money on permanent alterations to the 
college buildings. 

Finally, the Committee made some recom.- 
mendations about training. It held the posi- 
tion that captains and managers shall have 
authority to call those who break training 
strictly to account, and in case the offense is 
repeated to deprive the offender of his right to 



FIRE IN SOUTH APPLETON. 

On last Thursday morning at about eleven 
o'clock, fire was discovered by the janitor in 5 
South Appleton. The town fire department 
was summoned and in a short time the fire 



was extinguished. Number 5 was pretty 
badly burnt and the rooms above and below 
were made more or less damp. At the time 
of the fire nobody was in the room, nor indeed, 
in the end except the janitor, so the exact 
cause of the fire is unknown. The damage 
done will amount to about $200. 

During the fire there was trouble between 
the students and firernen in which the fire hose ^ 
was used by one side and snow -balls by the 
other. Just how the trouble started is not 
known, though the general ill-will between the 
town and the student body can account for its 
development. The presence of several profes- 
sors and a few .cool heads in the crowd pre- 
vented any serious outbreak. 

Thanks are due Mr. Everett, the foreman 
of the new Library Building, for quick work 
by himself and men in smothering in great 
measure the fire. He would have had it 
entirely under control had the fire-extinguish- 
ers furnished by the college for the dormito- 
ries worked as they are supposed to work. 
He broke five ; only one was at all effective, 
the others having been tampered with by the 
students. 



MUSICAL CLUBS. 

The Glee Club which was chosen last week 
is made up as follows : First tenor. Gray, 
Denning, Emerson; second tenor, Hellen- 
brand, Preston, M. F. Chase, Clark ; first bass, 
Jones, Farnsworth, Gibson, Walker; second 
bass. Hall, Archibald, Lawrence, Green, '05. 
Leader, Preston. 

The Mandolin and Guitar Club : First man- 
dolins, McCann, • Woodbury, Preble, Welch ; 
second mandolins, Cobb, Larrabee, Blake, T. 
E. Chase; guitars. Green, '03, Wilson, Fur- 
bish, Palmer, Eaton ; mandola, Gibson. H. K. 
McCann, leader. 

E. R. Haley will accompany the clubs as 
reader. Gibson, '02, is business manager with 
Gray, '03, as his assistant. 

There is every prospect for a successful 
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Glee Club is especially fortunate in having 
secured some good tenors this year. The 
Mandolin and Guitar Club will probably be 
better than it has been for several years, since 
it has organized this year with the same 
leader as last year and with practically the 
same players. So work can be started right 
where it was stopped last year and great 
advancement made. 

Manager Gibson has announced the 
schedule for the year as follows : Just before 
examination week there will be a trip toward 
Rumford Falls with a concert at Rumford 
Falls December lo, at Mechanic Falls on 
December ii, Norway on December 12 and on 
December 13 a concert either at Bethel or Gor- 
ham. The concert at Brunswick will probably 
be on January 15. The Boston trip will begin 
on February 4 with a concert at Portland. On 
the fifth there will probably be a concert at 
Biddef ord ; at Groton or Fitchburg on Febru- 
ary 6; Steinert Hall on February 7; the Uni- 
versity Club on February 8. The clubs will be 
at Bath on February 20 and at Lewiston on 
February 26. After these programs there will 
be either a trip through the White Mountains 
or through Washington County. 

It may be judged from the following sam- 
ple program that Bowdoin will have every 
reason to be proud of her musical organiza- 
tions this year. 

Part I. 
"We'll Drink to Old Bowdoin." — Words by Fogg, 
'02. Glee and Mandolin-Guitar Club. 

" 'A Frangesa !" — Costa. 

Mandolin-Guitar Club. 
"The Monk of the Mountain." — Bullard. 

Glee Club. 
Mandolin Solo — "The Voice of Love." — Gehnmann. 

Mr. Gibson. 
Reading — Selected. Mr. Haley. 

Part II. 
Dance Characteristic— "Jack in the Box." — Allen. 

Mandolin-Guitar Club. 
Violin Solo — E Minor Concerto. — Mendelssohn. 
Andante, Allegro, Vivace. 

Mr. Welch. 

"The Chase." — Geibel. Glee Club. 

Vocal Solo— "Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind."— 

Sargent. Mr. Gibson. 



"The Devil's Patrol." — Weaver. 

Mandolin-Guitar Club. 

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

(b) Phi Chi.— Words by Mitchell, '71. 

Glee and Mandolin-Guitar Clubs. 



CAMPUS CtiflT. 

The Freshman sweaters have arrived. 

.'Vdjourn in Junior Chemistry last Saturday. 

H. L. Berry, '01, visited friends in college last 
week. 

John Thomas of Augusta was visiting Rowe, '04, 
Sunday. 

Professor F. C. Woodruff recently visited the 
University of Vermont. 

The annual catalogue went to press this week. 
It will be out about December 15. 

There was a quiz in Junior English Literature, 
Monday, on Addison, Steele, and Pope. 

The Freshman- Sophomore foot-ball game will be 
played right after the Thanksgiving recess. 

Professor Chapman is scheduled to speak before 
the students of the Westbrook Seminary soon. 

The Junior History Club talks of a romantic 
and attractive scheme to be carried out next sum- 
mer. 

A theme has been assigned in Philosophy i, due 
November 26, on "The Psychology of a Good 
Speech." 

There will be a quiz in Government I, Monday, 
November 25, also one in History 4, December 3, 
after Thanksgiving. 

Among the alumni back to the U. of M. game 
were Briggs, Lancey, '99, Cobb, 1900, Snow, Palmer, 
Stewart, Swett, 1901. 

Andrew Carnegie has increased his gifts to the 
Carnegie Institute and the Polytechnic, both of 
Pittsburg, by two million dollars. 

Quite a number of the students will go to Boston 
to attend the Harvard- Yale game on Saturday. 
Few can predict the winner this year. 

The coming of snow offers a substitute for the 
proverbial water-bags, most welcome to the Sopho- 
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The Hutchinson, one of Yale's largest dormito- 
ries, was completely Jestroyed by fire Saturday, 
causing a loss of many thousands of dollars. 

Fred W. Seavey of Lynn, Mass., an expectant 
candidate for the class of igo6, has been spending a 
few days on the campus. He returns to Lynn 
Tuesday. 

Chester W. Blake, who entered college at the 
beginning of the term, but was unable to continue, 
is at present at Bryant & Stratton's Commercial 
School in Boston. 

Professor Johnson gave his Freshman Class 
adjourns in French Monday, and Professor Hough- 
ton availed himself of the opportunity to teach the 
Freshies a little more Latin. 

Over fifty visitors attended the chapel service on 
Sunday, the largest number of visitors ever present 
at a chapel service in the memory of the writer, 
except of course on Ivy Days. 

The sight of so many squirrels playing about the 
campus with so little fear is a very pleasing novelty 
to those coming from the city schools, to many of 
whom such scenes are uncommon. 

The following men have been chosen for the 
Sophomore Prize Speakers : Archibald, Cass, Coan, 
Everett, Fessenden, Grant, Mikelsky, Oakes, 
Palmer, Purington, Rowe, and Rundlett. 

The Maine Amateur Press Association, the 
organization of Maine High School papers whose 
conventions many of us have attended, meets on 
December sixth and seventh in Bangor. 

Well, we have no quitters at Bowdoin ; we have 
proved that; and, best of all, we have proved that 
the old Bowdoin spirit, traditional for its invinci- 
bility, still survives, vigorous and elastic. 

Byron Stevens is selling neat and pretty souvenir 
postal cards of the College. They have a half-tone 
of the Chapel on the back, and make up an idea 
which it is odd nobody has conceived before. 

A cut of Mr. Philip Morse '65, of San Diego, 
Cal., appeared in Saturday's issue of the Lewiston 
Journal. Mr. Morse is another of Bowdoin's sons 
who has won fame and fortune in the far West. 

The Government Club met on Tuesday at the 
home of Professor Dennis, Federal Street. Carter 
had an interesting paper on "The Australian Fed- 
eration," which was followed by an informal dis- 
cussion. 

The cover to last week's "Youth's Companion" 
has a copy of a photograph of the interior of a 
New England barn. This photograph was taken 
by Cram, '04, who is one of the most skillful ama- 
teur photographers in this part of New England. 



The Juniors will hold a class meeting soon to 
elect the Assembly Committee. There is more or 
less question as to which one of the three assemblies 
should be in Memorial Hall. The first one will 
probably be the one selected, so as to start the 
series with eclat. 

The Junior History Club met in Merrill's room, 
Tuesday, the twelfth. The discussion of the even- 
ing was about "The Alaskan Boundary Question," 
and was opened by a paper by Robinson. The next 
meeting is with Professor Dennis, the Tuesday 
before Thanksgiving. 

Presumably because of the great storm on the 
English coast, the steamer by which Professor and 
Mrs. Robinson embarked at Liverpool did not sail 
until November 12th. It is due in Boston Satur- 
day, and Professor Robinson will be in Brunswick 
ready for recitations either Monday or Tuesday 
morning. 

President Hyde is in Boston the last of this week 
in attendance at a meeting of the New England Col- 
leges. The subject to be discussed will be the Cer- 
tificate System of admission to college, and whether 
there shall be a joint examination board for New 
England or not, together with a return to the prac- 
tice of admission by examination. 

President Harris of the University of Maine, in 
a recent interview, said that he fully concurred with 
President Pritchett in regard to the social relations 
between the Faculty and the student body in general, 
but did not believe that close imitation of the 
methods of the German Verein was desirable or 
possible. 

Dr. F. N. Whittier was the most important wit- 
ness in the murder trial at the Somerset S. J. Court 
when Andrew Terrio was convicted of murder. It 
was solely on Professor Whittier's microscopic 
examination of metals that the man was found 
guilty. Judge Emery speaks in the highest praise 
of his conscientious work, and all efforts to set 
aside the judgment have so far been unavailing. 

Some sneak among the students stole the Y. M. 
C. A. bulletin-board, Sunday before last, between 
five o'clock and half past. It was an unjustifiable 
and disgraceful act, and it is to be hoped that the 
fellow by this time realizes that there is no humor to 
it. By next Sunday the Association will have a 
new board, made by the college carpenter at the 
direction of the college authorities. 

As a result of the recent Faculty meeting and 
mid-term casting up of accounts, the mail at most 
club-houses and ends has been sown with thin let- 
ters whose corner superscription on the outside is 
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lege," and whose contents, signed by a familiar pen, 
say that, — well, many of us know only too well just 
what they do say. 

A petition was presented at the Faculty meeting 
Monday evening to have the afternoon of November 
25 granted for the Freshman-Sophomore game. The 
petition was not granted, however, owing to the 
great amount of work necessary to be done before 
the recess. The game will probably be played imme- 
diately after the Thanksgiving recess. 

The Zoo which has been one of the attractions of 
Merrymeeting Park, has been sold to a zoological 
society. It is understood that about $2,000 was 
received for the animals, which consist of three buf- 
falo, three elk, three timber wolves, two caribou, 
one moose, one antelope, four deer, two black bears, 
and severar smaller animals. People are wondering 
if this means that the park is to have less attention 
given it by those who own it. 

A number of the students and Faculty rushed to 
the south end of the campus Friday morning to wit- 
ness what they thought to be a meteoric display of 
Leonids. But, alas, instead of Leonids, with their 
brilliant trails of green and blue, it was sparks 
coming from Leatherbarrow's, '04, room, with a trail 
of ill-fated snowballs. Although some of the fire- 
men are said to have seen stars it is thought that 
one or two of the students did also. 

Mr. George W. Cable, the novelist, read from 
his works before the Saturday Club Of Brunswick, 
November 16. The crowded audience included 
many students. Sunday afternoon Mr. Cable spoke 
in chapel, and every seat was full. His subject was 
Science and Religion, — "religious science and scien- 
tific religion," to quote his own words. Mr. Cable 
has a clear, musical voice, with somewhat of a 
Southern accent to make it yet more attractive. 
Mr. Cable is the father of Professor Dennis' 
wife, hence as President Hyde said in introducing 
him, we shall all henceforth feel that he belongs 
more or less to us. 

In a series of sermons to young people by emi- 
nent educators at the First Baptist church, Boston; 
President Hyde delivered the opening lecture on the 
subject of the dangers that surround the youth of 
to-day. In his talk he pointed out many perils of 
this generation unknown to our fathers, and held 
that only by a "quickening of the social conscience" 
and a fuller realization of the effect of "individual 
sin" could these dangers be surmounted. He says : 

"The golden rule is the rock on which Christ- 
ianity must rest. Life is too complex for law to 
cover or prophet to grasp. There are ten thousand 
ways of stealing, to-day, in the interweaving of 
private, municipal, salaried, corporate, bonded, reor- 



ganized interests, where there was one when the ten 
commandments were given. Our athletic sons and 
demure daughters look, every now and then, into 
yawning gulfs of which their fathers and mothers 
never dreamed." 

The chapel bulletin bears the following list of 
theme subjects. The themes are due Tuesday, 
November 26. 

Juniors : 

1. Should Members of College Faculties Take 
Part in Political Campaigns ? 

2. Bowdoin's Past. 

3. A Great Factory; Duties and Temptations of 
Owners and Workmen. 

4. Browning's "Pippa Passes." 

Sophomores : 

1. Should Party Lines Be Drawn in Municipal 
Elections? 

2. Peculiar New England Customs. 

3. How May the Game of Foot-Ball Be 
Improved? 

4. Was Thackeray a Cynic? 



Y. M. C. A. 

Last Thursday evening the topic was "Selfish- 
ness, the Very Root of Evil," and the meeting was 
led by Shaw, '03. Were all selfishness removed 
from a man or from a community there would be 
but little sin left; were all selfishness removed from 
us as students we should be happy indeed. 

Sunday Mr. Robert A. Jordan addressed a good- 
sized gathering in the Association Hall. Mr. 
Jordan is the secretary of the Bangor Y. M. C. A., 
and his fifteen years' service there has given him a 
fund of experiences and anecdotes from which he 
drew effectively in his talk to the Association. We 
feel well repaid for the effort taken to get him 
here, and hope to have him here again. 



ATHLETICS. 

Charles P. Allen of Columbia Falls, who plays 
quarter-back, was recently elected captain of the 
Bates eleven for 1902. 

Until the Harvard-Dartmouth game of last Sat- 
urday, Harvard and Dartmouth were the only 
eastern college teams that had not been tied or 
beaten. Dartmouth had scored 233 points, while 
her opponents had made only 20 points. 

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which we read as follows : "Mr. So-and-so has 

accepted an excellent offer to go to College." 

Such instances are too frequent and too detrimental 
to such inducing institutions, but these cases are 
bringing about a reform which will purify and 
fumigate the present athletic system. 

U. OF M., 22 ; BowDoiN, 5. 

For the first time in her foot-ball history the 
University of Maine has succeeded in defeating 
Bowdoin, winning by a score of 22 to 5. The game 
played last Saturday on the Whittier field was 
exceedingly interesting and hard fought. The field 
was in a wretched condition, owing to the late snow- 
storm, and in some places the waiter was deep 
enough to swim in. Time after time, plays were 
made with the teams lined up in the center of a 
pool, and after each scrimmage the men emerged 
from the pile dripping from head to foot with mud 
and water. 

One of the largest crowds ever seen on the 
Whittier Field turned out to see the game. About 
300 U. of M. students, accompanied by the college 
band, came down on a special train to see the game 
and to cheer their team, which they did in grand 
style. U. of M. had a slight advantage in weight, 
which helped her considerably in her mass plays. 
She clearly outclassed Bowdoin in team work, and 
well deserved her victory. Davis, Dorticos, and 
Webber rushed the ball well and were Maine's best 
ground gainers. On the defensive, her line held 
well and Bowdoin was forced to punt a number of 
times. In spite of the slippery condition of the 
ball, very little fumbling was done by either side. 
Bowdoin put up a better game than she did with 
Bates, but was unable to withstand the attacks of 
Maine's strong interference. Munro, lyelley, and 
Soule tackled hard and low, and often downed their 
men for a loss. Munro and Blanchard made good 
gains, although the interference was ragged at 
times. Hamilton, Davis, and Philoon put up a 
strong game in the line. Wilson bucked the line 
for good gains, but his tackling was weak. On the 
whole, nothing but praise can be given for the 
team's work. Each man played his best, but they 
were up against a stronger team. 

The game : 

Dorticos kicked out of bounds twice, and Bow- 
doin was given the ball for a kick-off. Munro 
started in to repeat Dorticos's trick, but, on the 
second try, he kicked to Bailey, who was quickly 
downed. During the first five minutes, Bowdoin 
played the Maine team to a standstill. U. of M., 
after failing twice to gain, was forced to punt. 
Wilson fumbled the punt, and Bean fell on the 



ball on Bowdoin's 40-yard line. On the next play. 
Hunt broke through and nailed Dorticos for a 
4-yard loss. Again Maine was forced to punt, 
Webber kicking the ball out of bounds. Hunt 
made 2 yards gain. At this point of the game, 
Eliott was taken out of the game for slugging. 
Munro made a fine run around the end for 15 
yards. After making several more short gains, U. 
of M. secured the ball. Davis lost 2 yards and 
Webber punted to Conners. Wilson lost 3 yards 
and Munro punted to Dorticos, who was finely 
tackled by Kelley. Dorticos then, aided by fine 
interference, skirted left end for 30 yards and was 
downed by Wilson. After several short line 
plunges, Dorticos went over the line for the first 
touchdown, after twelve minutes' play. Dorticos 
kicked the goal. 

Munro kicked off to Bearce, who advanced the 
ball 4 yards. Dorticos went through right guard 
for 8 yards. On the next play, the ball was given 
to Bowdoin for off-side play. Munro slipped and 
failed to gain, and on the next play punted to 
Davis, who made 15 yards. Davis then made a fine 
run round right end for 45 yards, and was finally 
downed by Hunt. Line plunges by Davis and Dor- 
ticos, aided by a few trick plays, brought the ball 
to Bowdoin's i-yard line, whence Davis was pushed 
over the line. Dorticos kicked the goal. 

On the next kick-off, Maine, after making a 
number of gains, lost the ball on downs. Bowdoin 
was unable to gain, and was forced to punt. Dor- 
ticos gained 2 yards through left guard, and Davis 
made 10 more around the end. Time was called 
with the ball still in Maine's possession. Score — 
12-0. 

In the second half Munro kicked to Bailey, who 
made s yards. Davis made 25 around the end, and 
shortly after Dorticos made a run of 15 yards and 
was finely tackled by Munro. Several line plunges 
were tried, and then by a trick play, Taylor secured 
the third touchdown. Captain Hunt was now 
forced to give way to Blanchard, because of his 
injured shoulder. Dorticos failed at goal. 

On the next kick-off, Davis got the ball but was 
quickly downed by Soule. On a fake kick Maine 
netted 22 yards. Bowdoin was penalized twice for 
off-side play. Dorticos went through center for 
touchdown, but missed the goal. 

With only ten minutes to play, Bowdoin took 
a wonderful brace. Bailey caught the kick-off and 
brought it back s yards. On a fumble, Davis picked 
the ball up and made a long run, but the ball was 
brought back and given to Bowdoin for off-side. 
Blanchard made 3 yards and Munro got 4 more. 
Wilson dove through the center for 2 yards, but on 
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Davis for a 2-yard loss and stopped the play follow- 
ing it also. Webber punted to Conners, who gained 
5 yards. Blanchard made 2 yards around the end, 
and Wilson went through the center for 3 more. 
Wilson hurdled the center for 4 yards. Munro 
gained 2 yards, and again Wilson plunged through 
the center for 3 yards. On the next play JVlunro 
went over the line, scoring Bowdoin's only touch- 
down. Munro failed at goal. 

There remained only a few minutes to be played, 
and the game ended with the ball in U. of M.'s 
possession. 

The summary ; 

U. OF M. BOWDOIN. 

Bean, 1. e r. e., Kelley. 

Towse, 1. t r. t., Hamilton. 

Sawyer, 1. g r. g., Davis. 

Rackliffe, c c., Philoon. 

Eliott, r. g 1- g-, Shaw. 

Bearce, r. g 1- t., Soule. 

Dorticos, r. t 1- e., Beane. 

Cole, r. e q. b., Conners. 

Bailey, q. b r. h. b., Hunt. 

Davis, 1. h. b r. h. b., Blanchard. 

Taylor, r. h. b 1. h. b., Munro. 

Webber, f. b f. b., Wilson. 

Score — U. of M. 22, Bowdoin 5. Touchdowns — 
Dorticos 2, Davis, Taylor, Munro. Goals from 
touchdowns — Dorticos 2. Umpire — Ross of Exe- 
ter. Referee — Halliday. Linesmen — Coffin, Bow- 
doin; Ross, University of Maine. Time — 2S-minute 
halves. 



ALUMN 



'25. — One of the most interesting sketches of 
Nathaniel Hawthorne is "The Solitude of Nathaniel 
Hawthorne," which is published in the November 
number of The Atlantic Monthly by Paul Elmer 
More. 

'40. — A largely attended meeting was held at the 
Congregational Church, Harpswell Center, on 
November 9, to arrange a memorial to the late 
Rev. Elijah Kellogg. General Joshua L. Chamber- 
lain, '52, presided; and, referring to his friendship 
with Mr. Kellogg, eulogized the strength, force, 
ability and kindliness of his character as a man and 
as a Christian minister. 

The following suggestions were offered : A 
memorial window ; a bell, with a suitable tablet to 
be placed in the church ; and a boulder of rock to be 
placed on a pedestal with -a fitting inscription. The 
majority voted for a bell; but the final selection was 
placed in the hands of a committee, and the meet- 
ing was adjourned until the sixteenth inst. 

At the important hearing given in Brunswick, 
November 13, by the State railroad commissioners, 
on the petition of the Portland and Brunswick 
Street Railway Company to construct a line from 
Brunswick to Yarmouth, through Freeport, ex-Judge 
Enoch Foster, '64, of Portland, represented the citi- 
zens of Yarmouth and Freeport, Hon. H. M. Heath, 



'72, Augusta, appeared for the petitioners, and 
Hon. Seth M. Carter, '75, of Lewiston, represented 
the Maine Central Railroad. 

'73. — Hon. Augustus F. Moulton of Portland, 
lectured, Nov. 10, at the Westbrook Universalist 
Church, on "Oliver Cromwell." 

M. '73.— Dr. E. M. Fuller, of Bath, was elected 
president of the Maine Academy of Medicine and 
Science, at the meeting held at Portland, Nov. 11. 

'81. — Hon. D. J. McGillicuddy, of Lewiston, in 
connection with the recent Terrio murder trial at 
Skowhegan, delivered the most eloquent plea, as 
Judge Emery said, that he ever heard in a court of 
justice. 

M. '86.— Dr. Alfred King, of Portland, lectured, 
November 14, before the students of the Gorham 
Normal School. 

Class of 1900. 

C. E. H. Beane is ward-master at the Maine 
General Hospital, in Portland. 

A. L. Burnell is teaching in the northern part 
of Luzon, in the Philippines. 

R. F. Chapm.an is engaged in business at Port- 
land. 

A. W. Clarke is teaching at the Kenyon Military 
Academy in Gambler, Ohio. 

B. M. Clough is principal of the academy at 
Limington, Me. 

P. C. Giles is teaching at Piat, in the province of 
Cagayan, in the Philippines. 

S. M. Hamlin is principal of the South Portland 
High School. 

P. M. Palmer is studying German at the Har- 
vard Graduate School. 

F. B. Merrill is teaching at Gould Academy, 
Bethel, Me. 

Charles H. Potter is principal of the Ninth 
Grade, Bath, Me. 

H. H. Randall is teaching at Wakefield, Mass. 

E. B. Stackpole is studying Economics at Colum- 
bia University. 



FRESHMAN ENGLISH AND THEME-COR- 
RECTING IN HARVARD COLLEGE. 

By C. T. CoPELAND, Lecturer on English Literature, 
and H. M. Rideout, Instructor in English, Har- 
vard University. 214 pp. with fac simile themes. 
$1.00. 



The instructors in English at Harvard College 
have developed a unique system of instruction and 
training in composition, with results so successful 
that the Harvard course in daily themes has become 
widely known and is copied by teachers in high 
schools and colleges all over the country. These 
teachers have learned how the work is conducted 
at Harvard by hearsay, or by taking the course in 
the college or in the Summer School, where the 
theme courses are among the most popular. To 
these teachers and to all who are concerned with 
English composition work, it will be a matter of 
interest and help to know that the Harvard methods 
have been described in a definite and practical man- 
ner, in a compact little volume entitled "Freshman 
English and Theme-Correcting in Harvard College." 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXI. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, DECEMBEE 4, 1901. 



No. 17. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THDRSDAT OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STDDENTS OF 

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It is with no little hesitation that we 
undertake to say something about the foot-ball 
season. Any attempt to excuse the results 
of the games this fall would be useless ; 
excuses are not to be found, though the 
reasons are many. The season is over and 
now is the time, if ever, for us to consider 
things seriously. Now is the time to hold 
mass-meetings and talk over things. Our 
alumni are all indignant and alarmed, because, 
for the first time in the history of the college, 
our team is at the bottom of the list. The 
undergraduates do not begin to feel half 
strongly enough the defeat that has come upon 
us. Defeat has come to Bowdoin before on 
the gridiron, but never so great or so inex- 
cusable. Take it to heart; nail it fast in your 



memories ; and make up your minds, each one, 
that it shall never happen again. 

The reasons for our disasters are easily 
seen. They are so apparent that it is needless 
to relate them here. But several plans for 
obliterating these causes of defeat are at hand 
also. First, let us speak of the foot-ball mate- 
rial. This has been a noticeable trouble 
during the fall. 'Varsity men, of course, 
turned out for practice, but there have been 
nights when there have not been enough men 
on the field to line up a second eleven. It is 
absolutely necessary to have two strong 
elevens for practice work. So you second 
eleven men, remember that substitutes this 
year are Varsity men next year and that subs, 
are likely to get a chance to play any time. 
Let the men at the different clubs remember, 
too, that they should assist by encouraging 
their men to go out instead of discouraging 
them by jokes and jibes, as is often the case. 
It has been suggested that a schedule be 
arranged for the second eleven to make it an 
object to be on the squad. Above all things 
let one feeling be changed, namely : That a 
man plays foot-ball to earn his B. He ought 
not to do that ; he should play for the honor 
of his college. 

Even if a large squad is ready next year, 
it will be useless unless a competent coach 
stays with the men right through the season. 
One poor coach is better than ten good ones 
at different times. What would we think of 
a course in language in which the instructors 
were changed three or four times? It is just 
the same with foot-ball. Each coach has his 
special system of plays, his own theories of 
training and working. There is money 
enough to insure the engagement of the best 
coaching ability in the country, so let us 
have it. 



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A great reason for our defeat has been 
lack of training. The men were able to play 
hard in the first half, but were exhausted in 
the second. The best way to remedy this 
fault is to establish a training table where 
all the men may be under the constant super- 
vision of the coach. The other students can 
help, too, by encouraging the men to keep 
early hours and strict training. 

Last, but not least, we feel that the man- 
agement can profitably supply the men with 
any contrivance that will afford protection to 
the players. We have lost several players in 
years past on account of insufficient protection 
for injured places, and it ought not to be so in 
the future. 

The undergraduate body deserves every 
praise for the manner in which it has sup- 
ported the team with both subscriptions and 
cheers. Financially the association is way 
ahead. The continued and enthusiastic root- 
ing at every game this year has been notice- 
able. Every defeat brings its lessons ; this 
one has brought ours. Let us hope that it 
will be the last so severe forever. 



How often do we hear a student say, 
"Well, we pay for everything we get from 
the college and we pay a good price for it, 
too?" And how many students have been 
able to prove that statement? It is very far 
from the truth; a rough statement of the fact 
would be that the college expends two dol- 
lars for every dollar paid to the treasurer by 
the students. It takes but a glance at the 
annual report to see this. The entire amount 
of the term-bills, without deducting a single 
cent for scholarships, will not pay two-thirds 
of the Faculty salary-roll. The insignificance 
of this puny sum as compared with the enor- 
mous amount given constantly to the college 
for buildings, scholarships, and endowments, 
is appalling. 

The thought of this great benefit ought to 
appeal to us, so we would have more consider- 
ation for the college and things belonging to 



it. We have more privileges and liberties 
allowed us than to any other college students 
in New England. Is it not the case often, 
that we abuse these privileges? We ought to 
think of the many graduates, loyal alumni of 
Bowdoin, who are doing their best to aid us 
with gifts and subscriptions and endowments. 
We ought to show our appreciation of these 
things by endeavoring to get all possible ben- 
efit from our courses. The thoughtless lack 
of consideration that is too often apparent 
should be replaced by an earnest desire to 
gain the good from all we have offered to us. 



There will be no issue of the Orient on 
Thursday of this week owing to the Thanks- 
giving recess. The next issue will come out 
as usual on December 12, in which will be 
published an all-Maine team according to the 
custom of the Orient. 



SUNDAY-SCHOOL CONFERENCE. 

The Sunday-school workers of Cumber- 
land County held a rally and conference in the 
Congregational Church on November 22. In 
the afternoon a business meeting was held, 
with a general discussion of Sunday-school 
work, during which an address was delivered 
by I. N. Halliday, General Secretary of Maine. 
In the evening, after a musical program, an 
exceedingly interesting address was delivered 
on "What to Teach and How to Teach," by 
Rev. Smith Baker, D.D., of Portland. He 
gave many practical suggestions in the work, 
but his chief point was that children should be 
taught the truth whether they comprehend it 
or not. 



MEETING OF COLLEGE PRESIDENTS. 
November 22 at Boston was held a meeting 
of representatives from the colleges and fitting 
schools of New England. The president of 
every New England college was there, and in 
most cases some other member of the Faculty. 
President Hyde and Professor Files repre- 



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sented Bowdoin. The principal topic under 
consideration was the feasibiUty of a com- 
mon examining board for entrance to college. 
Since many colleges are desirous to keep their 
power of admitting or refusing whom they 
will, the plan failed. It is probable now that 
the colleges which admit on a certificate will 
agree from what fitting schools certificates 
will be accepted. Harvard, Yale, and Bow- 
doin are the three colleges which still demand 
examinations for entrance. In order to make 
these uniform, the other two colleges have 
offered Bowdoin the opportunity of giving the 
same papers, which would, however, be 
ranked by the separate faculties. Should she 
do this, the high standard among the Maine 
fitting schools which Bowdoin's entrance 
papers have kept up, would have a tendency 
to rise. 



MEMORIAL TO ELIJAH KELLOGG. 

At a meeting held November 23, at the 
Congregational Church, Harpswell Center, the 
report of the committee which was appointed 
at the former meeting was read and 
approved as follows : 

1. If we can obtain sufficient funds, we 
recommend a life-size statue of Mr. Kellogg, 
of marble or granite, set on a suitable 
pedestal, be placed on the church property. 

2. If it is not possible to obtain sufficient 
funds for a statue, we recommend a memorial 
window be placed in the church. 

3. We recommend that funds be raised, 
(a) by contributions from the friends of Mr. 
Kellogg, (b) by a course of lectures or such 
other entertainments as are available. 

4. We recommend that contributions be 
received until January i, 1903. 

After the report was read, the question 
was thrown open to discussion. A large 
number favored the purchase of a memorial 
bell for the church. It was finally voted that 
a life-size statue, costing from six hundred to 
eight hundred dollars, be selected, in hopes 
that at the same time enough money for a bell 



might also be raised. The matter was left in 
the hands of the committee previously 
appointed. 

John A. Curtis, treasurer of the fund, was 
authorized to accept contributions for this 
purpose, and it was voted that, if at any time 
before January i, 1903, sufficient funds could 
be obtained, the statue should then be pur- 
chased. 



CAMPUS CYifiT. 

Clough, igoo, was visiting friends in college, last 
week. 

The Civil Government Class had an examination 
Monday. 

Themes in Government i are due Thursday, 
December 5. 

Very few students were left in college during the 
Thanksgiving recess. 

E. R. Kelley, 1902, spent Sunday with Nat Bar- 
ker at Cedar Grove. 

Mr. R. S. French, '85, visited the college last Fri- 
day for the first time since graduation. 

On November 22 Professor Hutchins delivered 
his lecture on "German Castles" at Rockland. 

Merrill, 1902, who has been teaching at South 
Windham all the fall, has returned to college. 

Marshall and Purington of the Orient board will 
return to college after the Thanksgiving recess. 

Professor Little entertained the Gentlemen's 
Club, Friday evening of last week, at his residence. 

President Hyde delivered an address before the 
students of Mt. Holyoke College Thursday of last 
week. 

The carpenter has been busy lately putting on 
the double windows and otherwise preparing for 
winter. 

Pottle. 1900, saw the Colby-Bowdoin game at 
Waterville on the twenty-third, and spent Sunday 
with friends in college. 

The Y. M. C. A. bulletin-board has been 
returned, presumably by the person who was respon- 
sible for its disappearance. 

Dr. Harold A. Pingree, formerly of the Bowdoin 
Medical School, is a candidate for city physician of 
Portland during the coming year. 



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Abbott, '03, is out on account of trouble with his 
eyes. 

Miss Pond of Washington, D. C, sang in chapel 
on the twenty-fourth. 

Profesor Files was among those who attended 
the Harvard-Yale game. 

Gould, '03, has been sick with the grip at York 
Harbor for five weeks. 

Mr. Evans gave the Juniors the regular raid-term 
examination in chemistry last week. 

Clifford, '03, made the journey to Portland, on 
horseback, Wednesday before Thanksgiving. 

By the absence of Professor Robinson there was 
an adjourn in Junior Chemistry Wednesday rriorn- 
ing. 

Themes in Psychology were due November 26 on 
the subject: "The Psychological Qualities of a Good 
Speech." 

The following students attended the Colby-Bow- 
doin game : Dole, Wing, Havey, Smith, Kimball, 
Chase, and Campbell. 

There was a written quiz in Sophomore Physics, 
Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving, — ^an 
unwelcome time to have it. 

The Freshmen had the usual Thanksgiving 
examination in Algebra, Wednesday of last week. 
This completes the term's work in Algebra. 

The Bangor Commercial, in making out the 
All-Maine College Team for this season, gives Bow- 
doin these three men : R. A. Davis, C. C. Shaw, and 
G. E. Fogg. 

Paul Potter, Williams, '01, who is studying law 
at the University of Maine, and Arthur Chapman, 
Bowdoin, '94, officiated at the Portland-Bangor game 
in Portland last Saturday. 

A temporary roof is being placed on the library 
building, the contractors not deeming it feasible to 
carry the mason work on any farther this fall. It is 
planned to put in steam heat and continue work on 
the interior. 

It is doubtful whether the annual Sophomore- 
Freshman foot-ball game will be played this year 
on account of the condition of Whittier Field and 
also on account of the difficulty of arranging a sat- 
isfactory date. 

At a recent meeting of the Bates Athletic Asso- 
ciation, Lothrop, '03, was elected manager of the 
foot-ball team of next season ; and Spofford. '04, 
was elected assistant manager. Kelley, '03, was 
elected manager of the track team. 

The municipal elections occurred in Portland 
Monday, December 2. Hence many of the Portland 



students who are entitled to vote did not return 
to college until the noon train. Attendance is 
granted by the Faculty in order that a man may go 
home to vote. 

The Freshmen have formally challenged the 
Sophomores to play the annual foot-ball game this 
week. College sentiment will condemn the Sopho- 
mores severely if they refuse to play. 

Professor and Mrs. Robinson arrived in Boston 
the twenty-first, after a five months' visit to Europe. 
They came on to Brunswick Sunday, and Profes- 
sor Robinson started in with his classes Monday. 

Professor and Mrs. Dennis plan for a trip to New 
York during the Christmas recess. Mr. Dennis will 
attend the annual conference of teachers and students 
of American History in Washington during the 
week. 

The Facult)' refused to close exercises at eleven 
o'clock, Wednesday before Thanksgiving, according 
to custom of many previous years, so there were 
small classes at the last two recitations of the fore- 
noon. 

By defeating Bangor High School last Saturday 
at Portland, Portland High School undoubtedly won 
the high school championship of the State, and 
perhaps has good claim to the championship of all 
Mame fitting schools. 

Bath High School and Brunswick High School, 
two old rivals, met in a game of foot-ball on the 
field last Saturday. For the first time in their his- 
tory Bath won, 29-6. Brunswick's team was plucky 
but inexperienced; Bath played all around it. 

The American House on Maine Street, about 
opposite the post-office, has opened under new man- 
agement. Landlord Williams will make a specialty 
of banquets and lunches, and student organizations 
should look him up when they are planning a "feed." 

The regular meeting of the Junior History Club 
did not take place last Tuesday because Abbott, who 
was to read a paper, is absent from college with eye- 
trouble. The paper will come at the next meeting, 
December 10, and all other papers will be put ahead. 

Professor Robinson arrived home just in time to 
appear as an expert witness in the Lambert murder 
trial at Dover, and he was there several days. 
Doctor Whittier was also present. The matter on 
which they testified was in regard to examination of 
a clod of blood-stained earth for human hairs. 

The State papers say that one of the men men- 
tioned for the presidency of University of Maine 
to succeed President Harris is Professor William 
MacDonald. whom we lost to Brown last year. As 
Professor MacDonald gave as one reason for leav- 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



I5i 



iiig here his desire to be near the largest library of 
historical works in the colleges, it seems hardly 
probable that we shall see Professor MacDonald 
again in Maine. 

The Freshmen tried their yell for the first time 
in the customary way at the railroad station on the 
Wednesday noon before Thanksgiving. There was a 
small band of Sophomores, helped out by a number 
of Juniors, who did their best to hinder the pro- 
ceeding, but with the usual vain result. 

Among the Bowdoin men who attended the Har- 
vard-Yale game were Bangs, '91, Briggs and Lancey, 
'99, Dana and Sills, '01, Carter, Giles, and Cobb, '02, 
Abbott, Bradstreet, Clifford, Hellenbrand, Jones, 
Lawrence and Riley, '03, Everett, Haley, Packard 
and Powers, '04, Lewis, '05, and Bradbury, special. 

Landlord Cahill of the New Meadows Inn, has 
made several important improvements in his house. 
One of these is a new smoking room in the base- 
ment, finished in Georgia pine. The exterior of the 
building has been painted a straw color, with white 
trunmings and dark blinds. In the kitchen a new 
broiler for steaks and lobsters has been set up. 

Jacob A. Riis will lecture before the Brunswick 
Saturday Club, Tuesday evening, December 3, in 
Town Hall. Tickets may be purchased by outsiders 
for fifty cents. Mr. Riis will probably prove one of 
the most interesting of all the distinguished men 
whom this club has brought to Brunswick in the 
last five years. 

Professor Woodruff has made arrangements for 
an evening school in Brunswick, this winter. There 
will be a ten weeks' session four evenings m the 
week from seven to nine, and the school begins 
December 3. Shaughnessy, '03, has been appointed 
principal, with B. P. Hamilton, '02, and Harper, '04, 
as his assistants. 

Pennsylvania's recent defeat by Harvard was 
promptly followed by a mass meeting of the Pennsy 
students, in which a $500,000 subscription was 
pledged for the purpose of providing the best ath- 
letic establishment in the country. $350,000 of this 
amount will be spent for the most modern and most 
thoroughly equipped gymnasium in the world. 

One of the most interesting and valuable inven- 
tions along the line of art is the new electrical crayon 
and water-color, for which Mr. A. P. Libby has the 
agency in this vicinity. Crayons and water-colors 
are finished by electric-pointed brushes, which drive 
indelible ink below the surface, and thereby give 
assurance that the work will neither fade nor tar- 
nish. 

In the San Francisco Probate Court an order 
was issued, November 22, authorizing the payment 



of eight thousand dollars to Bowdoin College. The 
money was left in trust for the college by the late 
Catherine M. Garcelon, who died in San Francisco 
several years ago. The matter is now finally set- 
tled, after being in litigation for a period of some 
years. 

On November 29 and 30 the annual meeting of the 
Maine Ornithological Society was held in the State 
House at Augusta. Professor Lee showed many 
stereopticon slides illustrative of the subjects con- 
sidered. Professor Lee made the slides himself from 
plates taken by amateurs in the State, in order to 
encourage the use of the camera in bird-hunting 
instead of the shot-gun. 

Rev. Donald McCormick, of Boothbay Harbor, 
will speak on Sunday afternoon, December 8, at 
the Y. M. C. A. service in Massachusetts Hall 
directly after chapel. There will be the customary 
special music. Rev. Mr. McCormick, as many of us 
know, is one of the most delightful speakers who 
ever address these Sunday meetings, and he should 
have a good-sized audience. 

Professors Chapman and Woodruff were among 
the speakers at the annual convention of the teach- 
ers of Sagadahoc County, held at Bowdoinham 
November 22. Professor Woodruff was appointed 
chairman of the executive committee for the ensu- 
ing year. Professor Chapman's paper upon English 
Literature in the school was a masterpiece full of 
suggestions, and went into the details of language 
work in all its phases. 

It has been proposed that all associations of scien- 
tific and literary men who teach in colleges have their 
annual meetings during the first week in January. 
This week would thus be set apart by all colleges 
as a "Convocation Week," whose influence through- 
out the year would well repay the number of 
recitation periods surrendered. As it is, many of 
the associations meet Christmas week, but this is an 
inconvenient time in many respects. 

The recent fire in South Appleton had one good 
result. The selectmen of Brunswick made formal 
complaint to the officials of the Maine Central 
because one of its trains blocked the road and 
delayed the firemen, and the general manager has 
issued orders that the crossing be hereafter kept 
clear. More or less shifting across the street is inev- 
itable, but there will no longer be excuse for trains 
standing across the highway for fifteen minutes at a 
time. 

The New York Sunday World of November 24 
has an interesting example of what hustling journal- 
ism can find in the way of news, in an account it 
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Zoo at Merrymeeting Park. It describes the fierce 
bellowings and struggles of the mammoth bull "Bis- 
marck," ''who has killed five men," and so on. As 
Bismarck has been dead and stuffed for some time 
we judge that the World's imagination is quite keen 
and vivid. 

Manager Wall of the Bates base-ball team has 
followed the wise policy of engaging an alumnus for 
his coach next year. He has secured a competent 
man, as Bowdoin players of a few years ago will 
acknowledge, in R. D. Purington, of the Class of 
igoo. He was captain of both base-ball and foot-ball 
teams, and is a man who has tremendous loyalty to 
his college as well as ability to teach the game. The 
policy of engaging alumni coaches is becoming more 
and more general. Harvard's success this fall in 
foot-ball is no doubt as much due to her enthusi- 
astic alumnus head coach, "Bill" Reid, as to the 
innate ability of the players. 

One of the longest conferences the President 
has yet had with any arriving senator was Novem- 
ber i6 with Senator Hale, when the forthcoming 
message was read over and the different portions 
of it discussed between the two. Weeks ago Pres- 
ident Roosevelt wrote to Senator Hale, asking that 
he come to Washington and consult with him. The 
senator started and got as far as Boston, where an 
attack of illness indisposed him from proceeding 
farther. Since that time he has had two letters 
from Mr. Roosevelt, expressing the hope that he 
would come here soon, the last of an urgent char- 
acter. — Boston Herald. 

It is with much gratification we notice the consid- 
eration given to one of Bowdoin's alumni by the 
nation's chief executive. 

The last themes of the term are due Thursday, 
December 5. The subjects are as follows: 
Juniors : 

1. Teaching in the Philippines. 

2. Is Profit Sharing a Solution of the Labor 
Problem? 

3. Elijah Kellogg as a Story- Writer. 

4. A Contrast : "Rubaiyat," by Omar Khayyam, 
and "Rabbi Ben Ezra," by Browning. 

Sophomores : 

1. The Ideal College Man. 

2. -How May Our Y. M. C. A. Do More 
Effective Work? 

3. Teaching as a Profession. 

4. The Book That Has Most Influenced Me. 

Some of the most important books recently 
received at the library are as follows : "The Life of 
Robert Louis Stevenson," in two volumes, by Gra- 
ham Balfour. "Pleroines of Fiction," in two vol- 
umes, by W. D. Howells. "The Portion of Labor," 
by M. E. Wilkins. "Lives of the Hunted," by 



Ernest Seton Thompson. "The Right of Way," 
by Gilbert Parker. "A Day with a Tramp," 
by Walter A. Wyckoff. "Kim," by Rudyard Kip- 
ling. "George Washington and Other Addresses," 
by Frederic Harrison. "The French Revolution and 
Religious Reforms," by W. M. Sloane. "Charlevoir's 
History of New France," by J. G. Shea. "Roman 
Public Life," by A. H. J. Greenidge. "A History 
and Description of Roman Political Institutions," 
by F. F. Abbott. "The Cavalier," by G. W. Cable. 
"New Canterbury Tales," by Maurice Hewlett. 
"Lem," by Noah Brooks. "Queen Victoria; Her 
Life and Empire," by the Duke of Argyll. "The 
Ethnic Trinities," by L. L. Paine. "The Toiling of 
Felix," by Heni-y Van Dyke. "Landseer," a life and 
sketch of the English animal painter, by E. M. 
Hurll, in the Riverside Art Series. "Life and Let- 
ters of Byron," volume six, edited by Rowland E. 
Prothero. "War of the Rebellion," a general index 
to the stupendous government history of the Civil 
War. "The Earlier Renaissance," by George Saints- 
bury. "Builders of Nova Scotia," by J. G. Bourinot. 
"Report of the Smithsonian Institution." Among the 
books of the Yale Bi-Centennial Series are the fol- 
lowing recently received : "The Education of the 
American Citizen," by President A. J. Hadley. 
"Themistocles and Aristotle," translation from Plu- 
tarch, by Professor Bernadotte Perrin. "Biblical and 
Semitic Studies," by several professors of Yale. 
"Confederate States of America," by Professor J. C. 
Schwab. "Our Principles and Methods in Latin 
Syntax," by Professor E. P. Morris. "Chapters on 
Greek Metre," by Professor J. D. Goodell. "Lec- 
tures on the Study of Language," by Professor 
Hanna Oertel. 



Y. M. C. A. 

On the Sunday before Thanksgiving the speaker 
was Rev. Mr. Johnson, the rector of the Brunswick 
Episcopal Church. He spoke on Unselfishness, its 
beauty and influence. Mr. Johnson's personal 
acquaintance with many of the fellows makes him 
a particularly welcome speaker. Miss Evelyn Stet- 
son of Brunswick sang a solo at the service this 
Sunday afternoon. 

Rev. Donald McCormick of Boothbay Harbor 
will address the Association on Sunday afternoon, 
December 8. There will be special music as usual, 
and as good an attendance is hoped for at this last 
Sunday meeting of the term as has been present at 
the other meetings this year. 

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"Thanksgiving to the Lord," a subject treated under 
the leadership of Simpson, '03, and further dis- 
cussed by others present. Men should be thankful 
for the trials and difficulties of life, as well as for 
the successes and sinecures ; and should not wait 
until Thanksgiving Day before feeling thankful. 



AThiLETICS. 

Colby 12, Bowdoin o. 
Bowdoin played her last game of the season at 
Waterville, Saturday, November 23, and was defeated by a 
score of 12 to o. Bowdoin lost the game by her 
costly fumbling. For Colby, Keene, Cowing, Dud- 
ley and Palmer played a strong game. Bowdoin 
played a plucky game and three times she came 
very near scoring. Captain Hunt was in the game 
only for a short time, going in at quarterback after 
Conners was disabled, but his presence had a marked 
effect on the men, who continually tore Colby's line 
to pieces and brought the ball to the line only to 
lose it on a fumble. Colby made her first touchdown 
after 15 minutes of play by constantly plugging the 
left side of Bowdoin's line. The second touchdown 
was scored in less than three minutes by Palmer, 
who made a pretty run of 50 yards. The ball was in 
Colby's territory most of the time. 
The game : 

Bowdoin kicked off to Palmer who ran it in 30 
yards before he was downed. On the next line-up 
Colby fumbled, but Saunders fell on the ball. Colby 
was forced to punt and Saunders sent the ball 
straight up in the air, so that Bowdoin got the ball 
well into Colby's territory. Munro made 4 yards 
and then 2. Bowdoin was forced to punt. On the 
next play Colby fumbled but Palmer recovered the 
ball. Keene tried to punt but was blocked, and 
Bowdoin secured the ball only a few yards from 
Colby's goal. 

By steady line plugging Bowdoin backs brought 
the ball to Colby's 2-yard-line. On the next play 
the ball went over the line, but was fumbled and 
Rockwood fell on it for Colby for a touchback. 

Saunders now had a free kick for Colby and 
booted the ball to the 40-yard line. Bowdoin, after 
making several yards, fumbled and Colby secured 
the ball. By steady line plunges Colby made her 
first touchdown and converted it into a goal. 

Bowdoin kicked off to Saunders, who made 15 
yards. Rockwood made 10 around left end and 
Keene made 15 more. On the next play, Keene, on 
receiving the ball from Palmer, turned and returned 



the pass to Palmer again. Bowdoin's ends were 
drawn in by this play, and Palmer skirted right end 
for fifty yards and a touchdown. The first half 
ended with the ball in Colby's possession. 

Colby kicked off to Munro, in the second half, 
who brought the ball back to the center of the 
field by some fast work. At this point of the game 
Hunt took Conners' place. Bowdoin now did some 
fast work and her backs soon brought the ball to 
Colby's S-yard line. Here Colby held for downs and 
secured the ball. After advancing the ball to the 
15-yard line, Bowdoin held for downs and once 
more started for Colby's goal line. Once again a 
costly fumble gave Colby the ball. Saunders on a 
double pass skirted right end for 25 yards. Sinkin- 
son relieved Hunt at this time. Colby retained the 
ball in her possession the rest of the half, but made 
no further score. 
The line-up: 
Colby. Bowdoin. 

Rockwood, 1. e 1. e., Beane. 

Washburn, 1. t 1. t., Soule (Dunlap). 

Thomas, 1. g 1. g., Shaw. 

Larrson, c c., Philoon. 

Clark, r. g r. g., Davis. 

Taylor, r. t r. t, Hamilton. 

Saunders, r. e r. e., Kelley. 

Palmer, q, b q. b., Conners (Hunt, Sin'kinson)! 

Dudley, 1. h. b 1. h. b.. Munro. 

Cowing, r. h. b r. h. b., Blanchard. 

Keene, f. b f. b., Wilson. 

Score — Colby, 12; Bowdoin, o. Referee — Frank 
Leighton, Colby, '04. Umpire— Thomas Kelley of 
Portland. Linesmen— Rice of Colby, Coffin of 
Bowdoin. Timers— Mr. Wing and Mr. Hammond. 



ALUMN 



'40.— An interesting illustrated article about 
Elijah Kellogg was contained in the Boston Globe 
of November 24. 

'so.— Senator William P. Frye lectured, Novem- 
ber 22, before the Commercial Club of Boston, on the 
subject, "National Legislation Concerning Steam- 
ship Subsidies and New England's Interest in the 
Country's Increasing Foreign Commerce." 

'52. — General Joshua L. Chamberlain was one of 
the speakers at the fifth annual meeting of the 
Church Club of Maine, held at Portland, Novem- 
ber 21. 

'61. — Judge Lucilius A. Emery, of the Maine 
Supreme Court, was one of the speakers at the com- 
plimentary farewell banquet, given to President A. 



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W. Harris of the University of Maine, November 
21, at Bangor. 

'g7. — Clarence B. Burleigh, editor of the Kenne- 
bec Journal, was elected secretary of the Maine 
Auxiliary of the McKinley Memorial Association, at 
the meeting held at Augusta, November l8. 

'94. — The engagement of Mr. Howard A. Ross, 
instructor in athletics at Phillips-Exeter Academy, 
and Miss Edna Chase, of Exeter, is announced. 
Mr. Ross formerly lived in Biddeford, where he 
also spends his vacations. He has recently published 
a manual of work with gymnastic apparatus; and, 
during the past few weeks, has been engaged as 
gymnastic instructor in the Portland Y. M. C. A. 

'93._Weston P. Chamberlain, first lieutenant and 
assistant surgeon United States Army, who was 
relieved last year from hospital work in the island of 
Luzon in the Philippines, is now stationed at Fort 
Adams, Newport, R. I. 

'95._Thomas V. Doherty, who has been practic- 
ing law in Caribou, has removed to Montana. 

'96.— Taber D. Bailey, who is now practicing law 
in Bangor, was married last June to Miss McDonald 
of Bucksport. 

'gg._Mr. Edward B. Chamberlain, for the past 
two years an assistant on the Eaculty of Brown 
University, is teaching Greek and Science at Oak 
Grove Seminary, Maine. 

'gg.—Professor A. H. Nason, of Kent's Hill, 
delivered his fourth lecture in the course, of Shakes- 
peare study, before the Unity Club of Augusta, last 
week. The subject was "Shakespeare's Period of 
Maturity (1601-1608)." 

'gg._Walter B. Clarke, who has entered upon his 
third year at Harvard Law School, has made a busi- 
ness trip to California for the purpose of examining 
prospective oil-wells. 



ROBINSON CRUSOE. 

The new edition of Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" 
which D. C. Heath & Company are issuing in their 
Home and School Classics, is the only complete 
illustrated edition suitable for school use that is 
upon the market, and therefore it should commend 
itself to those educators who believe in putting into 
the children's hands a book, and not a mutilated 
piece of literature. 

It is illustrated by the famous English artist, C. 
E. Brock, and the illustrations are illustrations 
which illustrate, and not merely decorate the book. 
It contains fac similes of the title page and frontis- 
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No. 18. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PIIBLISHKD EVERT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 
Richard B. Dole, 1902, Editor-in-Uliiet. 
Eugene R. Kellet, 1902, .... Business Manager. 



Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Cliief. 
Farnswokth G. Marshall, 190.3, 

Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 

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Blaine S. Viles, 1903. Harold J. Everett, 1904. 

S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903. 

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Please address business coniniunications to the Business 
Wanaj,^er, and all oLIior contributions to the Editor-in-Cliief. 

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

There has been more or less criticism this 
fall, chiefly from graduates, because our 
alumni column has been so short. And it has 
been sugg'ested that alumni be appointed to 
the Board to act as sort of associate alumni 
editors who may contribute to this section of 
the paper. Collecting this kind of news is a 
difficult task; beyond a diligent perusal of the 
daily papers, little can be done by the editors. 
The amount of material secured thus is small ; 
for our alumni are scattered over all the world 
and we have access to the papers of this sec- 
tion only. Many things happen also of perti- 
nent interest which are not noted in the dailies. 

We wish that we could have an energetic 
alumnus in every large city in the United 
States to keep track of the Bowdoin men in 



his vicinity. But the returns from such 
wholesale enlargement of the Board would not 
be sufficient to warrant the act. There is a 
way in which news might be gleaned, how- 
ever: Voluntary contributions from all who 
have alumni news to give. Let each graduate 
consider himself chosen to write up the Bow- 
doin boys round him. Let each one look over 
his back numbers of the Orient to see if his 
present residence and occupation are recorded 
there; if they are not, please report the same 
to the editor. Several men have done that 
this year and the news has been gladly 
received. We give a cordial invitation to all 
to report for the paper concerning anything 
that may be of interest to our readers. 



About three years ago there was much 
talk concerning a new constitution and by-laws 
for the athletic association in place of the old 
one which never existed. As nearly as we can 
ascertain, a constitution was compiled, accepted 
by the advisory board, and has since been all 
ready for acceptance by the student body. 
Why has this never been done? It will seem 
that there has not been interest enough among 
the students to assemble and consider the mat- 
ter. Nobody knows about the new constitu- 
tion except by hearsay, and meanwhile the busi- 
ness of the different athletic teams is more or 
less confused, as is certain to be the case. when 
there is no definite head and no rules are at 
hand to serve for a guide. 

The need of a definite written constitution 
is evident. Interests which involve more or 
less all the students, the honor of the college, 
and the expenditure of several thousand dol- 
lars annually, should not be left to shift for 
themselves. At present, almost anything can 
be done by managers of teams ; their power is 
limited only by public sentiment. The con- 



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nection with the students and the duties also 
of the advisory board are vaguely compre- 
hended. Few know, and fewer still can learn, 
if our athletic affairs are administered fairly. 
There is a general ignorance and lack of inter- 
est in regard to these affairs of vital import- 
ance. 

We would suggest that steps be taken 
toward the adoption or rejection of the new 
constitution. It has been framed by those 
appointed to do it ; the next thing to do is to 
have the thing discussed by representatives 
from the student body. We suggest also that, 
when a constitution is adopted, and one ought 
to be, copies of it be printed in pamphlet form, 
so that everyone may have a handy reference. 
If this is done there will be none of the vague- 
ness and uncertainty of the present situation. 



The following letter may be of interest to 
our readers, since it concerns one of our 
alumni who was the author of two declama- 
tions that probably have been spoken by more 
students in every college in the United States 
than any other compositions in existence. 

To the Editor of the Orient: 

The following extracts from a letter which 
I received trom Mr. Kellogg, m 1894, concern- 
mg •■ ihe Keturn of Keguius to Carcnage," and 
tiie '"Supposed Speecn of Spartacus to the 
(jiadiators, ' may De of interest: 

in regard to the declamations, I gave them 
to students that i liked, and they gave to other 
students, and so went the rounds 01 the schools 
and colleges. After they became popular, 
compilers of reading books published tnem. i 
wrote Spartacus at Andover, m 1842, for my 
own declamation, and spoke it in the chapel, i 
then gave a copy to a Cambridge student to 
whom a prize was awarded for declaiming: 
Epes Sargent, who was one of the judges to 
award the prizes, obtained it from the student, 
and published it under my name in his Reader. 
Ihis was probably in 1846 or 1847. The book 
will tell the exact date. 

After the lapse of some twelve years, I sold 
it to George S. Hillard, for his Reader, with 
some other productions, and with my cor- 



rections. I think it appeared in the fifth vol- 
ume of the Reader. He had Regulus at the 
same time. When I came to Harpswell, in 
1843, John Cotton Smith, Stephen A. Holt, and 
Charles B. Merrill, who had been students at 
Phillips Academy, and in my Sabbath-school 
class, came to Bowdoin. Holt taught a Sab- 
bath-school class for me at Harpswell. I felt 
under obligations to him. I knew he wanted 
to obtain the prize for the best declamation. 
I also knew I could give it to him, if I pleased. 
So I wrote Regulus, and trained him to speak 
it, and the prize was awarded him. I think it 
was long after that that I let Mr. Hillard have 
it with Spartacus. It may be that Town and 
Holbrook, whose Readers had a great run in 
Maine, might have stolen it, as Sargent did 
Spartacus. 

Joseph Williamson, 

Class of 1840. 



After our experience in foot-ball this 
season, the question of a coach for the base- 
ball team next spring should be one to interest 
every student in college. There is no reason 
why the best available man in the country 
should not be engaged to come here and take 
charge of the base-ball squad. Financially we 
are able to have the best on the market, and 
both the alunmi and undergraduate members 
of the college demand it. Let him come early 
and develop a good team, and if he gives satis- 
faction, engage him for the next year. 



Dr. lacob Riis, who lectured last week before the 
Saturday Club of Brunswick on "Tony's Hardships," 
also spoke in chapel on the morning of December 4. 
His talk on the personal characteristics of Roosevelt 
and his work among the poor of New York was 
intensely interesting. Dr. Riis has spent many 
years of his life working against sin and corruption 
in New York, so that his personal experiences told 
in his own interesting way cannot fail to be benefi- 
cial. On the same morning he spoke to the class 
in Government on "Tammany, how it maintains its 
hold on the voters of New York City." He also 
told of the recent defeat of Tammany and how this 
was brought about. Dr. Riis was of great assist- 
ance to Seth Low during the recent campaign. On 
Thursday evening a lecture on the "Slums of New 
York" was delivered by him in Skowhegan. 



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MEMORIAL ENTRANCE. 

It is now an assured fact that the memo- 
rial gates donated by the Class of '75 will be 
erected during the coming year. The class 
originally contemplated erecting iron gates, 
but after a full consideration of the subject by j 
the Faculty,- as well as by the members of the 

Board of Trustees, and the committee of the I 

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class, it was thought unwise to erect gates 

which would necessitate the building of a fence 
along the whole campus. The architects, I 
Messrs. McKim, Mead, and White, there- 
upon suggested this particular design, which 
meets the approval of the Faculty and of the 
class. We are enabled to publish a print of 
the gates through the courtesy of W. J. Curtis, 

'75- 

The Memorial is more in the nature of a 
monumental approach than a Gate proper. It 



is situated on Maine Street, and consists of two 
fluted Doric columns, flanking the path lead- 
ing to the chapel, and of two adjoining 
pedestals, bearing vases. The material is of 
Maine granite from Black Island. The col- 
umns are about twenty feet high, and, at a 
height of about four feet from the ground, are 
encircled with ornamented bronze bands bear- 
ing inscriptions. These bands also support 
bronze chains, which hang between the col- 
umns, and between column and pedestal, thus 
forming a barrier which may be utilized when 
necessary. 



Charles W. Morse, formerly of Bath, Me., and 
a Bowdoin graduate, has secured control of the 
New York Hide and Leather Bank of North 
America, the Chemical Mutual, and National Shoe 
and Leather. Mr. John P. Morgan has come to 
look upon Mr. ]\Iorse as a worthy rival. 



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MEETING OF THE BOWDOIN CLUB. 

There were forty-five Bowdoin "boys" at 
the dinner of the Bowdoin Club at the Bruns- 
wick, Saturday evening, December 7. Presi- 
dent Edgar O. Achorn was in the chair. 

Hon. Herbert M. Heath, '72, spoke of the 
vahie of a thorough mastery of the English 
language and a ready ability to think and 
speak effectively on one's feet. 

Professor Arlo Bates, '76, of the Institute 
of Technology Faculty, said that the day of the 
supremacy of the New England clergyman in 
the field of learning was past, and that the 
college had succeeded the pulpit in the func- 
tion of giving a classical education and main- 
taining the intellectual standard of the com- 
munity. He also said that the great promi- 
nence given athletics tended to impair the intel- 
lectual standard of the college. 

Dr. Sargent, '76, of Harvard, took an 
opposite view of matters, defending the present 
athletic training as being a sound preparation 
for a sound mind. 

Robinson, '76, of the Boston Latin School, 
rather sustained Professor Bates on the athletic 
matter. He also disapproved of the prevailing 
system of elective studies for school-boys. He 
believed that Latin and Greek should be made 
compulsory as the real foundations of real 
learning. 

Vocal selections were rendered by Bertel 
G. Willard, '96. Dwight R. Pennell, '98, gave 
several piano selections. 



THE CATALOGUE. 
The catalogue of the college for 1901-2 is 
now ready for distribution at the Library. 
Every person mentioned in it is entitled to one 
copy without charge, on personal or written 
request. During the month copies will be sent 
to prospective students and to teachers. 
Undergraduates desiring copies for personal 
distribution will be asked to pay the cost price 
of fifteen cents. Addresses ol persons to 
whom copies are to be mailed should be given 



with exactness. In cities the street address is 
necessary. 

A neat schedule of recitations for the three 
terms has been printed and is ready for distri- 
bution at the Library. It will prove much 
more convenient than the old schedule torn 
from the catalogues. 

The new catalogue is receiving much 
favorable attention not only from the students 
but from the friends of the college. It is the 
universal opinion that it is far superior to the 
old catalogue in every respect. 



CAMPUS CFiflT. 

Themes in Government I were due last Monday. 

Giles, '02, is out of College on account of illness. 

Shaw, '03, is teaching school at North Wind- 
ham. 

Fenley, '01, was visiting friends on the campus, 
Sunday. 

Exams, next week, and then we are home for 
Christmas. 

Shorey, '04, is teaching in District No. 14, 
Brunswick. 

John Clair Minot, Bowdoin, '96, was the guest 
of friends in College Sunday. 

The new vestibule entrance.- at the back of the 
Art Building is being lined with white tile. 

Professor Houghton gave examinations for 
entrance conditions in Latin last week. They were 
largely attended. 

Representatives from Reed & Wlelch, Francis 
Temple Parks, and Wright & Ditson were on the 
campus last week. 

At the Eighth Regiment Athletic Meet, held in 
New York last Saturday evening, Columbia defeated 
Yale in a two-mile relay race. 

The first Junior Assembly will probably be on 
Thursday, January twenty-third, in Memorial Hall. 
The music is yet to be selected. 

Professor Emery, formerly of Bowdoin but now 
of Yale, delivered an address before the Twentieth 
Century Club of Boston last week. 

The Juniors are enjoying daily quizzes in 
English Literature, this week, on Phelps' "English 
Romantic Movement of the l8th Century." 



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Professor Chapman lectured on "Robert Burns" 
at Norway on December 4. 

A collection of Vienna photographs will be exhib- 
ited at the Art Building soon. 

Whitney, '04, who has been teaching school at 
Bailey's Island, has returned to college. 

Bacon, igoo, is recuperating at the Colorado 
Hot Springs after his long siege of illness. 

Harold R. Nutter, '05, has been obliged to leave 
college for a week or two on account of his eyes. 

The hase-ball schedule for the coming season 
has received Faculty approval and will be announced 
in the next Orient. 

Tucker, '05, returned to college Sunday, having 
been detained in his home at Hyde Park since 
Thanksgiving by illness. 

Kelley, '02, and Grant, '04, have been appointed 
teachers for the night scliool. The number of 
students has increased to about 175. 

The Freshman Class voted not to award 
numerals to the men who made the foot-ball team, — 
since the game with the Sophomores was not 
played. 

The Brunswick High School gave the play, 
"Tulu," in the Town Hall Thursday evening, 
December 12, for the benefit of their athletic asso 
ciation. 

G. R. Walker, 1902, left Saturday afternoon to 
attend the annual Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity 
convention which was held in Wasnington, D. C, 
this week. 

Walker, Bowdoin, '01, passed Sunday with friends 
in College, leaving in the evening for Mechanic 
Falls, where he has a position as principal of the 
High School. 

The Governmer^t Club met December 4 with 
Sinkinson. The paper of the evening was read by 
Haley. Subject: "The Chartered Colonies of 
South Africa." 

Bates still adheres to the long winter vacation 
which Bowdoin used to have to allow students time 
for teaching. The Bates vacation of a month 
began last week. 

Commendations for our new catalogue have been 
received by the Faculty from many sources. Some 
writers even go so far as to say that this is the 
best college catalogue ever issued. 

The small-pox scare in Boston and vicinity is 
likely to keep some of the Massachusetts fellows 
from going home this vacation. Meanwhile, with 
small-pox as near us as Biddeford, vaccination is 
becoming fashionable among the students. 



Mr. Riis's talk in Chapel, Wednesday morning, 
is declared by those who ought to know to have 
been the most effective bit of speaking heard on the 
campus for years. 

The Juniors in History are reading the last 
outside references for the term. This reading is 
"optional," but, as the dictionary evidence adduced 
last week shows, "optional" may have a string tied 
to it. 

Occupants of rooms in the dormitories were 
required to sign the contract book in the Treas- 
urer's office by last Saturday in order that the term 
bill for room rent should be sent to the proper 
person. 

It is persistently rumored that Dr. Harris's suc- 
cessor will be Preston W. Search of Worcester, 
Mass. During the past year he has been travelling 
abroad studying the Educational System of Eng- 
land and Continental Europe. 

It is thought by some students that those mem- 
bers of the Class of '05, who made their numerals 
by playing a single game of base-ball, showed not 
a very commendable spirit in advocating the refusal 
of numerals to members of the foot-ball team. 

Mr. Jacob Riis lectured to the Brunswick Satur- 
day Club in the Town Hall, Tuesday evening of last 
week. His subject was "Tony's Hardships." The 
large audience included most of the Faculty and 
many students. Mr. Riis stayed with Dr. and 
Mrs. Dennis during his visit to Brunswick. 

Among the new books recently added to the 
library are the tenth and final volume of "The 
World's Best Essays," by Justice D. J. Brewer, and 
"The Eastern Problem at the Close of the 
Eighteenth Century," written by Professor Dennis 
as a part of the requirements of his doctor's degree, 
gained at Columbia University. 

The Harvard Senior debaters have accepted a 
challenge from Bates College for a debate to take 
place soon after the Christmas recess. The subject 
has not yet been decided. One of the Bates debaters 
will be Beedy, formerly a member of the Class of 
'03, Bowdoin, who is reckoned the finest speaker 
in the college. 

A temporary roof has been put over the whole 
of the new Library Building, and work has stopped. 
Next February new boilers will be put in to keep 
the building warm while the terra-cotta floors are 
being set ready for mason work to begin again in 
the spring. The confident assertion is made that 
the building will stand complete on October i, 1902. 

There has been some apparent change in the 
dates of the various athletic meets for next year, 



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occcisioned by the fact that the month of May ends 
on Saturday, so that the Worcester date, the "Sat- 
urday before the last Saturday," is the 24th instead 
of the 17th. The annual Interscholastic meet will 
be the 31st at Brunswick, the same day as the 
Mott Haven meet ; while the State meet, if it 
includes Bowdoin, will necessarily be on June 7th. 

At a recent meeting of the Junior Class the fol- 
lowing committee was appointed to take charge of 
the assemblies : T. C. White, chairman, E. F. Abbott, 
P. O. Coffin, S. B. Gray, J. L. Mitchell. It was 
voted to hold the first assembly in Memorial Hall 
and the other two in the Town Hall. Coffin was 
elected member of the general advisory committee. 
The Bugle assessment was voted as usually levied. 

The Railroad Commissioners have granted the 
long-hoped for permission to build an electric rail- 
road from Brunswick to Yarmouth. Work on the 
line will probably begin next spring, and by next 
winter we shall be riding to Portland by electric 
car. The Brunswick station of the new line will 
probably be near the Tontine Hotel, in front of 
which the line will join with the tracks of the 
L., B. & B. R. R. 

At Monday's Faculty meeting, a rule was passed 
that a suspended student would be compelled to 
make up lost work before regaining admission to 
his class. This does not apply to lecture and lab- 
oratory courses. The Faculty voted to ask Rev. 
Samuel V. Cole, '74, the new trustee of the college, 
to deliver the poem at the one hundredth anniver- 
sary of the formal opening of the college, which 
takes place next Commencement week. 

The Junior History Class had an hour examina- 
tion on the Colonization of America Wednesday of 
last week. By vote of the class the "honor-system" 
was used. This system will probably be used per- 
manently in the mid-term history exams., and is 
likely to be extended by the students to final history 
examinations as well. It is entirely a student mat- 
ter whether the system shall be used or not, — 
there has been no interference by the Faculty, 
beyond the natural suggestion and explanation of 
it by Dr. Dennis, who comes to us from Princeton, 
where it has been applied successfully for years by 
the students to examinations in all courses. 



ALL EXCUSES FOR ABSENCES FROM COLLEGE 
EXERCISES DURING THE TERM MUST BE HANDED 
TO THE CLASS OFFICER BEFORE SATURDAY, DEC. 
14, IN ORDER TO BE ACCEPTED. 



SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATIONS. 
Printed below is the schedule of examina- 
tions for next week. Considerable difficulty 
has been experienced in forming the schedule 
on account of the new courses offered, and it 
was thought at first that it might be necessary 
to hold examinations on Friday afternoon. 
There is an increase in the number of courses ; 
for instance, there are eleven courses now 
elective for Seniors and but nine half-days for 
the examinations, so that there is necessary 
some fine adjustment of these schedules. 

Examinations, December 16-20, 1901. 

Monday at 8.30 a.m. : 

German 7 and 4 in Memorial Hall. 

Geology I in Science Building. 
1.30 P.M. ; 

Spanish i and History i in Memorial Hall. 

Hygiene in Science Building. 
Tuesday at 8.30 a.m. : 

Government i in Adams Hall. 

English Literature i in Memorial Hall. 

Latin 4. 
1.30 P.M. : 

Biology 2 and Physics 3 in Science Building. 

German i and 10 in Memorial Hall. 
Wednesday at 8.30 A.M. : 

Economics 4 in Adams Hall. 

History 4 and Latin i in Memorial Hall. 

Mathematics 4. 
1.30 P.M. : 

Biology 5 and Chemistry i in Science Building. 

French 4 in Memorial Hall. 
Thursday at 8.30 a.m. : 

Rhetoric i and English Literature 4 in Memorial 
Hall. 

French i in Chemical Lecture Room. 
1.30 P.M. : 

Greek i and Alpha in Memorial Hall. 

Physics I in Science Building. 

French 7. 

Friday at 8.30 a.m. : 

Greek 4 and Mathematics I in Memorial Hall. 
Economics i in Physical Lecture Room. 
Philosophy i in Chemical Lecture Room. 



Professor Callender gave a lecture before the 
College Club of Portland, December 4, on "Some 
Social Aspects affecting American Colleges." 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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Last Sunday a large audience listened to one of 
the most attractive speakers of the year, — Rev. Mr. 
McCormick of Boothbay Harbor. Mr. McCor- 
mick's delightful Scotch accent enhances the pecu- 
liar interest of all he says. His subject last Sunday 
was the story of the young man whom one angel 
told another to go out and call aside. Young men 
in general seem to be understood well indeed by 
Mr. McCormick, and what he said had no merely 
transient interest. 

Last Sunday there was a solo by Miss Gibson of 
Bath. 

There will be no service next Sunday, according 
to the usual custom on the Sunday before examina- 
tion week. 



ATHLETICS. 



THE CLOSE OF THE SEASON. 

On Thursday of last week the foot-ball team was 
photographed at Webber's, after which the election of 
captain for next year took place. The first ballot 
resulted in the election of Daniel C. Munro of 1903. 

Last Monday afternoon the annual meeting of the 
foot-ball association was held in Memorial Hall. 
The report of Manager Noyes was heard and 
approved. The following is the list of new officers 
of the association : President, Webber, '03 ; vice- 
president, Shorey, '04 ; secretary and treasurer, 
Lunt, '04; manager, Nutter, '03; assistant manager, 
Oakes, '04. 

On recorqmendation by the advisory board, it was 
voted that the clear white sweater be used for the 
'varsity sweater with a black B thereon. It was 
voted to adopt the nine-inch block B for the foot- 
ball sweater, the seven-inch common, or Gothic B 
for the base-ball sweater, the Old English B for the 
track sweater, and the seven-inch German B for the 
tennis sweater. These are the old 'varsity letters. 

'Varsity sweaters have been given to these mem- 
bers of the foot-ball squad : Hunt, Kelley, Fogg, 
Barker, B. Hamilton, 1902 ; Munro, Perkins, Con- 
ners, Blanchard. Towne. Wilson, Shaw, Dunlap, 
Soule, 1903; Beane, 1904; Philoon, Davis, 1905. 
Seventeen B's have been granted this fall. It will 
be noted as rather an unusual circumstance, that 
there is but one member of the Sophomore Class on 
the team; indeed, only three Sophomores have 
played this fall. 



Captain Munro. 

Daniel Colon Munro was born at Earltowne, 
Nova Scotia, in 1882. When he was about four 
years old, his family moved to Gardiner, Me., where 
he has since resided. He was educated in the pub- 
lic schools of his native city, and was graduated from 
the Gardiner High School in 1899. While in that 
school, he took an active part in athletics, playing 
quarterback on the foot-ball and second base on the 
base-ball team. During his Senior year he was cap- 
tain of the foot-ball eleven. 

He entered Bates College with the Class of 1903, 
and remained there two years, He played right half- 
back and first base during his Sophomore year, and 
distinguished himself especially in foot-ball. Having 
become somewhat dissatisfied with his life at Bates, 
he entered Bowdoin College in the fall of igoi and 
easily won and held throughout this season the 
position of left halfback. Munro is twenty years old 
in January; he stands five feet ten and one-half 
inches tall, and weighs one hundred and fifty-five 
pounds. 



ALL-MAINE TEAM. 

There are several circumstances this year which 
prevent picking out a team that might be considered 
representative and invincible. Several good backs 
have played this year, so that the three backs chosen 
might be regarded as men that cannot be improved 
upon. The center of the line, on the other hand, 
is a weak spot on all the teams. Three quarterbacks 
have shown an excellent knowledge of foot-ball and 
heady management of their teams. 

In placing Philoon of Bowdoin at center we may 
say that he is the only center in the State who has 
broken through and tackled the runner. Davis of 
Bowdom as right guard and Childs of Bates as left 
guard, are qualified. There is no question about 
putting Dorticos, U. of M., left tackle, and Andrews 
of Bates, as right tackle. Beane of U. of M. right 
end, and Fogg of Bowdoin, left end, are both heady, 
strong, and quick players. Behind the line Allen of 
Bates and Bailey, U. of M., are tied for quarterback. 

Davis, U. of M., should play left halfback ; he has 
probably gained more yards than any other back in 
the State. Moody, Bates, should be right halfback 
and captain. Keene of Colby is undoubtedly the best 
fullback. 



From the report of the foot-ball manager, printed 
below, the season has been a decided financial suc- 
cess. A su.m of over seven hundred dollars has 
been cleared, which is more than the under-graduate 
subscriptions ; this shows that the team has been 
more than self-supporting. The two big games at 



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Portland and Lewiston came on perfect days, so 
that the attendance was large and swelled the gate 
receipts. The students' subscriptions are all paid, 
and there are no old subscriptions to turn over to 
the manager for next year, a thing that has probably 
not happened for many years. 



Financial Report Foot-Ball Association. 

December 9, 1901. 
AmoiDit Received. 

Amount on hand at beginning of season 

Amount received from old suits $1.20 

Amount received from advertisements on 

score card 45-50 

Students' subscriptions 693.00 

Received from New Hampshire State Col- 
lege game 112.85 

Received from Harvard guarantee 175-00 

Received from Exeter game 93-70 

Received from Yale guarantee 275.00 

Received from Dartmouth game including 

score card 1,012.75 

Received from Amherst guarantee 175.00 

Received from Bates 50 per cent, receipts. 356.87 

Received from U. of M. game 272.95 

Received from Colby guarantee 75-00 

$3,308.82 
Amount Paid Out. 

Property account, suits, sweaters, etc....'... $419.28 
Miscellaneous account, postage, printing, 

etc 39-S3 

Board of men bacl<; early 47-i6 

Coach account 331-67 

Cost of New Hampshire College game 98-39 

Cost of Harvard game 1 14. 12 

Cost of Exeter game 138.37 

Cost of Yale game 238.47 

Cost of Dartmouth game 651.93 

Cost of Amherst game 233.83 

Cost of Bates game 26.65 

Cost of U. of M. game 178.66 

Cost of Colby game 70-73 

$2,589.09 
Balance on hand 719-73 

$3,308.82 
Respectfully, 

Sidney W. Noyes, 

Manager. 



ALUMNI. 

M. '51. — Dr. I. Newton Evans died at his home 
at Hatboro, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, December 5. 
Dr. Evans was born at East Nantmeal, Chester 
County, Penn., July 29, 1827, and received an 
academic education there. After graduation at 
Bowdoin Medical School he entered Jefferson Medi- 
cal College, whence he was graduated in 1852. He 
settled in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Penn- 



sylvania, and continued in practice there until his 
death. He was elected as a Republican to the 
Forty-Fifth Congress, and was re-elected to the 
Forty-Eighth and Forty-Ninth Congresses. Dr. 
Evans was President of the Hatboro National Bank 
for many years and member of many medical socie- 
ties. 

'52. — At the regular quarterly meeting of the 
Maine Loyal Legion, held in Portland December 4, 
General Joshua L. Chamberlain paid a splendid and 
eloquent tribute to the late President McKinley. 

'72. — Attorney-General George M. Seiders has 
been winning great renown in the Lambert trial 
which was completed in Dover last week. In his 
arguments and pleas, he has gained great praise. 
This year he has convicted of murder Graffam, 
Brainard, Theriault, and Lambert. 

'74. — Rev. Samuel V. Cole, the new member on 
our Board of Trustees,has been requested by the 
Faculty to deliver the poem at the one hundredth 
anniversary of the formal opening of Bowdoin Col- 
lege, which takes place next Commencement week. 
It is at this time that Hon. Thomas B. Reed will 
deliver the address. 

'88. — Rev. Percival F. Marston of Lancaster, N. 
H., supplied the pulpit of the Pine Street Church 
of Lewiston for the past two Sundays. 

'99. — Professor Arthur H. Nason, of Kent's Hill, 
delivered the fifth and closing lecture of his series 
on Shakespeare, before the Unity Club of Aguusta, 
December 2. Professor Nason's thorough grasp of 
the subject, his mastery of English, and his pleasing 
manner as a lecturer, have combined to make the 
series most pleasant and profitable. 

'99. — Classmates of Alton A. Hayden will be 
grieved to learn that he has been taken to Eastern 
Maine Insane Hospital at Bangor. It is probable 
that he has lost control of his mental faculties from 
overstudy at Johns Hopkins Medical School, where 
he has been since his graduation. He was a promi- 
nent scholar in his class at Bowdoin and is a mem- 
ber of Phi Beta Kappa. 

1900. — Henry G. Clement, of West Gorham, has 
accepted a position as principal of the John Andrew 
High School, at South Windham. 

igoi. — Rev. D. F. Atherton, who has been stop- 
ping in Brunswick for the past few weeks, has 
accepted a call to the Peabody Memorial Church at 
Georgetown, Mass. 

1901. — In the Portland Evening E.rpress of 
December is a column about a book sent to County 
Commissioner Charles C. Wiggin by Thomas C. 
Randall, 1901. It is a sort of diary of the doings of 
all the teachers, among whom were many Bowdoin 
graduates, on the trip to the Philippines. There is 
no doubt that the party enjoyed itself "en route." 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXI. 



BKUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 9, 1902. 



No. 19. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE ST0DENT3 OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 
Richard B. Dole, 1902, Editor-in-Chief. 
Eugene R. Kelley, 1902 Bu.siness Manager. 



Clement F. Robinson, 190.3, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Farnsworth G. Marshall, 190.3, 

Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 

Lyman A. Cousens, 1902. George C. Purington, 1904. 
Blaine S. Viles, 1903. Harold J. Everett, 1904. 

S. Clement "W. Simpson, 1903. 

William T. Bowe, 1904. 



Per annum. 
Per Copy, 



. $2.00. 
10 Cents. 



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



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



Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

The Base-Ball Schedule for next spring is 
announced in another column. This announce- 
ment comes earlier than usual, but the schedule 
does not appear to be hastily thrown together. 
It follows a careful plan, and includes several 
innovations quite noteworthy. 

The first thing about it which catches 
attention is the number of games. At most 
of our sister-colleges sixteen games would be 
a short schedule, but at Bowdoin the proposal 
to have so many has always in the past met 
more or less disapproval. This year's 
schedule is to be an experiment ; if the Bow- 
doin team goes to pieces at the last of a season 
during which two games a week have been 
played, future schedules must conform to the 
old limit of a dozen regular games. The cap- 



tain and players themselves, and many of the 
former players among the alumni, believe that 
an increased number of college games is sure 
to justify itself, and that the trouble with past 
seasons has been that teams have had too much 
practice and too few games. It is with anx- 
iety, however, that the outcome of this season 
is awaited by those friends of Bowdoin ath- 
letics who have had to see nearly every base- 
ball team for thirty years lose its chances at 
the last of the season because individual play- 
ers lose interest and break training, or stop 
playing because of "sore fingers." 

In accordance with the enlarged schedule 
this year there will be three games with each 
Maine college. These colleges are our chief 
rivals, whatever worthy desire we may have to 
win an occasional victory in other states, and 
it is a satisfaction to know that at the end of 
the season the series with each Maine college 
will have had a definite result. Nevertheless, 
out-of-State games are not to be neglected: 
the team will take four trips away, — twice as 
many as have been permitted in the past. 

A detailed review of the schedule shows 
a careful unity of plan. The first game is at 
Brunswick with Colby instead of with a fitting- 
school or semi-professional team. This game 
is called "practice" by courtesy, but in reality 
should prove as exciting as any later game, 
and should be a victory which will be a credit 
to win and an omen of success throughout the 
season. Next comes a game with Bates in 
Lewiston, — a preliminary test of the abilities 
of the two traditional rivals. The team should 
go off to Hanover the next week with con- 
fidence gained from two victories with local 
rivals. The next week University of Maine 
and Exeter are met, and then a week's rest 
prepares the way for the second division of the 
schedule, in which come in quick succession 



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two games at Amherst and games with all 
three Maine colleges. Another week's rest 
and the season ends with its hardest games, — 
Harvard, Colby, and Bates on Ivy Day. The 
Harvard date is an innovation indeed, and by 
playing as for the "game of the season" Bow- 
doin should justify this unique favor Harvard 
has granted to a small college. If all goes 
well the team will be in its best condition on 
that date; to wind up the season by beating 
Colby and Bates the next week should be 
easy to do. 

The team has a hard schedule, — the hardest 
schedule a Bowdoin team has tackled for 
years. But with coaching and practice and 
support, and above all by hard work in order 
to avail themselves of the special advantages 
which are to be had this year, it should not be 
impossible for them to develop a team which 
will win so large a proportion of games that 
the college will be joyful and the team itself 
reasonably proud now, and well-nigh glorious 
in the reports told those who come here in 
following years. 



The Orient wishes to call particular atten- 
tion to the recommendation made by the Junior 
Assembly Committee that dances should not 
be engaged more than a couple of days before 
the Assembly. The Committee is going to do 
its best to encourage this plan. It is a con- 
venience to have orders complete by the night 
of the dance, but two days is time enough in 
which to fill one satisfactorily, and there are 
many persons who are unable definitely to 
know whether they can attend the dance or 
not a longer time ahead than that, and prema- 
ture filling of orders makes it very unpleasant 
for these if they decide to go only a few days 
before the dance. This condition is perhaps 
the case more often where dances like the 
assemblies are concerned than in the case of 
such dances as the Ivy and the Commence- 
ment ; but even for these it would be well if the 
same principle could be put into practice. 



GLEE CLUB TRIP. 

December 13 marked the end of a very suc- 
cessful Glee Club trip, which had a name as all 
trips do, and the "Rumford Falls trip" will be 
one not soon forgotten by those who were on 
the clubs. At 12.20 on Tuesday, December 
10, a special electric left Brunswick for Lew- 
iston, where it connected with the afternoon 
train for Rumford Falls. The connections 
v.'ere very close, but a special car for the clubs 
a=;?ured all of a seat. 

Our first concert was given in a very neat 
opera house before a good audience and a 
great deal of thanks is due Judge Morrison 
for the excellent entertainment which was 
given the boys. 

Our next stop was Mechanic Falls, where 
our best concert was given. This concert was 
surely an honor to any Bowdoin club, — all 
was favorable, — our hall was an excellent one 
for music and the very large crowd and good 
spirits in which our boys soon found them- 
selves could not help but result in a good con- 
cert. 

Norway came next with the largest crowd 
to greet us. Here we were entertained in a 
body at the conclusion of the concert by the 
genial Dr. Bradbury, a graduate of Bowdoin. 
This concert was managed by Rollins, '99, and 
was a success in every way. 

Last, but not least, we found ourselves in 
Bethel and in charge of Merrill, 1900. We 
surely remember Bethel especially by the even- 
ing spent with Dr. and Mrs. Gehring at their 
beautiful home. It was indeed a fitting close 
to our trip and nothing was lacking to make 
the evening a perfect one to every member of 
the club. 

Besides being a success as a good time, the 
management has no reason to regret that the 
trip was taken, and let us hope that in the 
years to come the clubs may enjoy Bethel's 
hospitality, Norway's crowds, and Mechanic 
Falls' excellent hall. 

H. D. G. 



BASE-BALL PRACTICE. 

In-door practice in base-ball has started 
this week with unprecedented good fortune in 
many ways. There is a squad of forty men, — 
twice as many as usual ; a new "cage" in upper 
Memorial Hall which is not excelled in 
this part of the country ; and a coach engaged 
for the whole winter term, a new idea at Bow- 



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doin. This coach is Walter Williams of Tops- 
ham, formerly a member of the Class of '96 
anci now a pi'ofessional ball-player, recently on 
Toronto and for this coming season engaged 
by Chicago. He will be present at all squad- 
practice, beginning Monday, the thirteenth. 
Mr. Williams is a first-class pitcher and a first- 
class hitter, that rare combination, and in addi- 
tion he is a loyal Bowdoin man. He is confi- 
dent that he can start the development of some 
hitters and pitchers whose base-ball education, 
carried on further under the direction of 
the spring-term-coach, — who is practically 
engaged already, although formal announce- 
ment is to be delayed a while, — will turn out 
most favorably for Bowdoin's glory in base- 
ball. Mr. Williams will direct the men with 
base-ball aspirations until he has to leave for 
Chicago in February or March. At present 
the squads are composed as shown below, — 
later the ninnber of men may be cut down, and 
extra hours on Friday and Saturday will be 
offered for the benefit of those who desire addi- 
tional practice under Mr. Williams' direction. 
The squads are as follows : 

Division A. 

Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 130, Wednesdays at 2 :oo 

1902 — Kelley, B. E. 

Sinkinson 
1903 — Havey 

Munro 
1904 — Martin 
190S — Marston 

Philoon 

Priest 

Robbins 

Stewart 

Tucker 

Division B. 
Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:30, Wednesdays at 3:00 
1902 — Stanwood 
1903 — Conners 

Greene 

Shanghnessy 
1904 — Leatherbarrow 

Oakes 

Purington 

Small 
1905 — Lewis 

White, D. C. 

Division C. 

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 2 :oo 

igo2 — Folsom 

1903 — Blanchard 

Dana 

Martin 

Perkins, J. B. 
1904 — Griffin 
Specials — Bly 

Gould 



Division D. 
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursday, at 3 :oo 
1902 — Rolfe 
1903 — CofBn 
1904 — Beverage 

Fessenden 

Gould 

Palmer 

Sawyer 
1905 — Clarke 

Eaton 

Green 

Houghton 



PROVISIONAL COMMENCEMENT 
LIST. 

1902 has a smaller Provisional Commence- 
ment list than usual. The list is as follows: 
Benson, Bodwell, Carter, Cousens, Dole, 
Fogg, Giles, Gross, C. H. Hunt, E. R. Kelley, 
Preston, Stone, Swett, Walker. The Provis- 
ional Commencement list is made up of those 
who received a rank of A or B in three-quar- 
ters of their courses up to the end of the first 
term of Senior year. Appointment to it con- 
fers the honor of submitting an essay or ora- 
tion to be delivered at Commencement. Six 
of the list are chosen to deliver their parts. 

It may be of interest to note in this con- 
nection the new system under which standing 
is now reckoned. No figures are now handed 
in to the Recorder, but he has the rank of each 
man expressed in letters alone. To be eligible 
for a degree a student must have obtained a 
minimum of D in every course, and a minimum 
of C in at least half the courses. Further, 
any student obtaining A or B in three-fourths 
of his course is graduated "cum laude;" any 
student getting A in half his courses, "Magna 
cum laude;" and any student with A in three- 
fourths his courses, "Summa cum laude." In 
reckoning courses. Hygiene and Elocution 
count together as one course, and Junior 
Themes also count as one course. 

The rank books are open to inspection, and 
students are encouraged to ask for statements 
of their individual standingf. 



THE DELTA KAPPA EPSILON CON- 
VENTION. 

The fifty-fifth annual Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Convention took place in Washington, D. C, 
on December 11, 12, 13, and 14. The Bow- 
doin Chapter was represented by G. Rowland 



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Walker from the undergraduates, and by the 
following alumni : Congressman Alexander, 
J. W. Butterfield, Charles A. Flagg, Fred R. 
Marsh, A. H. Hill, Otho L. Dascombe, Col. J. 
N. Whitney, Howard L. Prince, Rev. J. M. 
Chickering, and Col. Joseph Noble. The con- 
vention was held at the New Willard, one of 
the best hotels in the country. On Wednes- 
day evening there was a "Smoker," at which 
all hands got acquainted with one another. 
On Thursday, December 12, there were two 
business sessions and a theatre party in the 
evening, followed by a "Dutch Supper." On 
Friday there was another business session in 
the forenoon, a trip to Mount Vernon by water 
in the afternoon, and the Annual Banquet in 
the evening. Saturday was taken up in sight 
seeing around town and getting ready to 
depart for home — and exams., a pleasant pros- 
pect, and one likely to bring about quite a 
reaction. Receptions were given to the dele- 
gates by Secretary Long of the Navy, Senator 
Beveridge, President Frye of the Senate, and 
Speaker Henderson of the House of Repre- 
senitatives. 

All of the 39 chapters were represented and 
about 250 Dekes were present at the conven- 
tion. The Washington Alumni Association, 
under whose auspices the convention was held, 
is a large and active organization, and it cer- 
tainly entertained the visitors in grand style. 

The banquet, on Friday night, was the 
most enjoyable part of the program. The 
principal speakers were C. A. Prouty, Inter- 
state Commerce Commissioner, General C. M. 
Butler, Richard T. Greene, Professor C. T. 
Lewis of Yale, Hon. H. A. Herbert, ex-Sec- 
retary of the Navy, Secretary Long, Senator 
Beveridge, Representative Taylor, and How- 
ard S. Harrington. President Roosevelt, 
owing to pressure of business and time, was 
unable to attend the banquet, and so the pleas- 
ure of one of his speeches had to be foregone, 
and the delegates had to content themselves 
with meeting him informally at the receptions. 

Out of several applications, one new chap- 
ter was granted, to the Sigma Tau Epsilon 
Local Society of Leland Stanford University. 



On account of the freshet, which did a great 
amount of damage on the line of the Maine Central, 
many of the students were unable to reach their 
homes until the Monday after college closed. All 
of the dormitories were closed except North Win- 
throp, which was kept open for the convenience of 
those thus detained. 



CAMPUS CYiflT. 



Shorey, '04, is absent this term, teaching school. 

A. S. Cleaveland of Houlton passed Sunday with 
friends in college. 

The entering class in the Medical School num- 
bers about thirty. 

Walter Clark, '99, was on the campus last week 
for a brief visit. 

The first Glee Club concert of the term will occur 
at Bath January i6th. 

The date for the '68 prize speaking will be 
February 13th, Thursday. 

Juniors in Biology 2 began the laboratory work 
for the term last Monday. 

Carl Vose Woodbury, '99, visited his brother, 
Woodbury, 1903, last week. 

A large delegation of Freshmen took supper at 
the Inn last Saturday night. 

Pierce, '03, was the only student who stayed in 
Brunswick through vacation. 

Vose, 1901, recently visited the college while on 
his return to Warren, Mass. 

Milliken, Fuller and Pratt, 1901, are in attend- 
ance at the Medical School. 

During the past four months and a half 2,180 
volumes have been added to the library. 

Thompson, '98, Clark, '99, Gould, 1900, were 
among the alumni on the campus last week. 

The Freshman Class has commenced the course 
in elocution under Professor Mitchell. 

There will be an examination for the making up 
of deficiencies in History on January 15. 

D. I. Gould returned to recitations this term 
after a full term's absence with sickness. 

Last Saturday a large number of students 
improved the time by skating on the river. 

Magune and Sampson, who took special courses 
in the college, last year, are in the Medical School. 

M. Blanchard, '03, is conducting a class of High 
School boys in the gymnasium several afternoons a 
week. 

Farley, '03, is back at college again, having 
recovered from his severe illness and operation of 
last term. 

Many of the students are finding vaccination a 
good excuse for a couple of weeks' absence from 
gymnasium work. 

The disturbance in chapel last week may result 
in an addition to the means for original research in 
Professor Lee's department. 

Charles Pettengill of Augusta, Bowdoin, '98, is 
recovering from an operation recently performed at 
the Eye and Ear Infirmary, Portland. 

Peabody, '03, and Hall, '05, indulged in a two- 
mile run, Saturday afternoon. It is hoped that 
others will join in subsequent cross-country runs. 

The new Quill board has organized with W. 
Morris Houghton, chairman, George H. Stover and 
Roscoe R. Paine, assistant editors, and S. B. Gray, 
business manager. 



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167 



Clark, 'oi, passed through Brunswick recently, 
en route for Washington, D. C, where he has a fine 
position as private secretary to Representative 
Powers. 

A neat Bates College calendar has been issued 
by some of the students. The idea has been profit- 
able at Bowdoin in the past, and it might pay some 
one to revive it. 

Abbott, '03, gave a paper on "The United States 
in Cuba," at the last meeting of the History Club 
of the fall term, held at Professor Dennis's resi- 
dence, December ig. 

Overcoats were necessary during the examinations 
in Memorial Hall last term. It will be warmer at 
the end of this term, we suppose, and quite com- 
fortable when June comes along. 

The following members of 1902 are taking the 
first year's course in the Medical School : Dole, 
Files, Folsom, Preston, C. H. Hunt, H. J. Hunt, 
N. B. T. Barker, Mabry, Garcelon and Soule, 1903. 

The receipts and expenditures for the Harvard- 
Yale foot-ball game were as follows : Gross receipts, 
$61,859; expenditures, $13,340.54; net receipts, $48,- 
518.46. Net receipts, as usual, were shared with 
Yale. 

Baron Pierre de Coubelin, chairman of the 
International Committee of the Olympian games, 
has invited President Roosevelt to become honorary 
president of the Olympian games to be held at 
Chicago in 1904. 

The Freshmen had to prepare the usual monu- 
mental theme in Roman History at the end of last 
term, and expressed the usual belief that the 
undertaking is a waste of energy. But we all have 
had to go through it. 

At the ninth annual debate between Yale and 
Princeton, held at Princeton last month, Yale won 
with the negative of the question, "Resolved, The 
Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the 
United States Has Been Justified." 

During the vacation a new "Pearl" pr^ss was 
installed in the little printing-office at the north 
turret entrance of the Science Building, and the 
High School boys who own it will be able to bid for 
a good share of the college printing. 

Dole, 1902, editor of the Orient, was taken ill 
with bronchitis examination week and was obliged 
to go home without completing his "exams." He 
has not as yet returned to college, and this issue of 
the Orient is patched up by the assistant editors as 
best they can. 

The change from four to three hours a week of 
required gymnasium work which begins this year, 
is much appreciated. It is a compromise between 
those who want full four hours required and those 
who think no gymnasium work should be ranked as 
a required course. 

Andrew Carnegie has given $10,000,000 in trust 
to the United States Government for the foundation 
of a National University for graduate study. Sec- 
retary of State Hay has organized a corporation to 
manage this trust-fund according to these terms of 
the deed of gift. 

A handsome painting, the portrait of Rev. 
Samuel Harris, president of the college from 1867 



to 1871, has been presented by his widow, Mrs. 
Mary S. Harris of New Haven, and hung in Memo- 
rial Hall. The only president whose portrait does 
not hang there, is now President Hyde. 

The regular gymnasium work of the term was 
commenced under the direction of Professor Whit- 
tier last Friday. The track team has commenced 
work upon the out-door running track. 

A meeting of all who intend to take base-ball 
practice instead of gymnasium work, was held at the 
call of the captain and the manager in Massachu- 
setts Hall, the Thursday that term opened, and 
squad arrangements were perfected, the matter of a 
coach discussed, and the whole outlook for base-ball 
considered. 

Two new men have been admitted to college this 
term, — W. S. Clark, of Houlton, to the Freshman 
Class from the same class at the University of 
Maine ; and E. W. Moore, of New York, to the 
Junior Class. Mr. Moore was a member of 1902 
during the first term last year, entering from Bangor 
Theological School. 

Professor Robinson has been asked by the super- 
intending school committee of Brunswick to fill the 
vacancy on the board caused by the resignation of 
Professor MacDonald last summer. Professor Rob- 
inson resigned the position of superintendent a 
year ago, after serving in that capacity for a quarter 
of a century. 

The general assistant to Doctor Whittier in 
gymnasium work this term is G. L. Pratt, 1901, now 
in the Medical School. In addition, for the Fresh- 
men, there are : W. C. Towne, '03 ; Clarke, Rowe, 
Saunders, '04. For the Sophomores, B. P. Hamilton, 
1902, for dumb-bells and J. O. Hunt, 1902, and M. 
Blanchard, 1903, for squad work ; and for the 
Juniors Grant Pierce, 1903. 

The college library has recently received a book 
of twenty-four pages issued to the memory of the 
late John Prescott Webber, Jr., of the Class of 1903. 
The memorial contains an account of the funeral 
services held at Brunswick and at Bangor, the 
remarks made by President Hyde at the chapel 
service, and the resolutions adopted by the frater- 
nity chapter and by the class. 

Term Reports in Economics 2 will take the place 
of themes for those Juniors taking the course. 
The reports are to average five thousand words, 
each man making selection from the following list 
of subjects: i. The Demonetization of Silver in 
1873. 2. Silver Legislation in the United States, 
1878 to 1890. 3. The Effect of the Gold Discoveries 
of 1850 in Australia and America on the Currency. 
4. The Independent United States Treasury. 5. 
Greenbacks and Civil War Financiering. 6. Defects 
in Our National Banking System. 7. The Canadian 
Banking System. 8. Mortgage Banking. 9. The 
Commercial Crisis of 1893. 10. The Clearing 
House System in the United States. 11. Charac- 
teristics of the Scotch Banking System. 12. 
Advantages and Possibilities of International Bimet- 
allism. 13. The Resumption of Specie Payments 
in 1879. 14. The Currency Act of 1900. 15. The 
Method of Settling International Debts by Foreign 
E.xchange. 16. The Monetary System in India 
and Its Relation to English Industries. 17. Should 



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the Paper Money of the United States Government 
be Retired? 

It is rather odd for bicycling and skating to go 
on at the same time ; and yet that was what last 
Saturday saw. More than one sighed because his 
bicycle was packed away so that he could not ride 
it down to the river and thus get to his skating 
quicker. 

At a meeting of the athletic committee, held at 
the University of Maine last month, W. Lee Cole of 
Biddeford was elected manager of the football team 
for the season of 1902. Mr. Cole has played left end 
on the 'Varsity for three years, and has served on 
various committees and is well qualified for his new 
position. The base-ball committee were instructed 
to consider the advisability of making an effort to 
revive the Maine Inter-Collegiate League. 

The business agent of the Northwestern Univer- 
sity, Chicago, is negotiating for the sale of the 
buildings and grounds of the Women's College of 
Medicine. The trustees have decided that thus 
women's medical college is not up to the standard 
of the rest of the university departments, and that, 
in fact, as one of them says, "It is impossible to 
make a doctor of a woman." As might be expected, 
the university and its trustees are receiving some 
vigorous disapproval. 

Rev. John S. Penman of the French street Con- 
gregational church, Bangor, will address the meet- 
ing of the Y. M. C. A. after chapel next Sunday. 
Mr. Penman is reckoned perhaps the leading Congre- 
gationalist minister of the State, and he should surely 
have a large audience. He will conduct services 
at the Church on the Hill in exchange with Doctor 
Mason the same day. At the Y. M. C. A. service 
there will be special music as usual. 

During the year 1901 Andrew Carnegie gave 
away $40,000,000. These gifts include $10,000,000 to 
the Scottish universities, $10,000,000 to the United 
States for a national university, $7,000,000 for a 
technical institute in Pittsburg, $5,000,000 for libra- 
ries in New York, $4,000,000 to former Carnegie 
employes, and various public libraries. As for 
Bowdoin, there is plenty of time and money left 
yet, if Carnegie is still determined not to die rich. 

The base-ball schedule as originally arranged and 
approved by the Faculty a month ago included a 
game with Columbia at Portland on June seventh. 
The request of Harvard during December to change 
the Cambridge date from Wednesday to Saturday 
made it necessary to ask Columbia to cancel the 
Portland game, and Columbia kindly agreed to this, 
thus ending her proposed eastern trip at Hanover. 
The vacant June 4 will very likely be filled by a 
game with the Brunswick team which has proved 
such a worthy foe in past years. 

The annual report of Professor Robinson, State 
liquor assayer, as filed at the Department of State 
during the vacation, shows that the liquor agencies 
have been doing a big business during 1901, but 
that the liquor they sell is the purest obtainable. In 
fact. Professor Robinson has given the newspapers of 
the State chance to use many witty headlines by his 
statement that the liquors sold by the agencies are 
quite too pure to give satisfaction to those 
who would imbibe for pleasure ; he says that the 
adulterated liquors which can be sold privately suit 



people's palates much better because they are not so 
"fiery." 

The Medical School opened on Monday, Decem- 
ber thirtieth, with a public lecture as usual in Memo- 
rial Hall, this year by Dr. Whittier. In spite of 
the weather the lecture was well attended. He gave 
a sketch of some of the founders of the Medical 
School, illustrating with photographs which he had 
prepared for the occasion. He narrated in an enter- 
taining way the history of the school, speaking of 
Nathan Smith, Professor Cleaveland, and other men 
connected with the school at various times, and tell- 
ing Inmiorous anecdotes of many of them. This 
opening lecture was the most interesting one for 
years to the non-medical part of the audience. 

The Sophomore Prize Declamation took place at 
Memorial Hall, December 19th, with the following 
programme : 

Music — Florodora March. College Orchestra. 

From "The Last Days of Pompeii." — Lytton. 

Carl Waldron Rundlett. 
The Nomination of McKinley. — Thurston. 

William Frederick Coan. 
The Diver. — Schiller. 

Herbert Henry Oakes. 
The True Power of a Nation. — Chapm. 

George Colby Purington, Jr. 
Music — Valse Bleue. 
A Plea for Cuba. — Thurston. 

Herbert Weymouth Cass. 
The Men of the Maine. — Cousens. 

Harry Lane Palmer. 
Emmet's Last Speech. — Emmet. 

Philip James Perkins Fessenden. 
A Traveler's Story. — Riley. 

Harold Josselyn Everett. 
Music — Selection from Burgomaster. 
The Signing of the Declaration. — Lippard. 

Frank Mikelsky. 
Await the Issue. — Carlyle. 

Bernard Archibald. 
The Speech of Regulus. — Kellogg. 

Clyde Franklin Grant. 
The Spoils System. — Schurz. 

*William Thomas Rowe. 
Music — Selection from San Toy. 
Awarding of Prizes. 
*Excused. 

The judges were Rev. D. E. Miller of Brunswick, 
Rev. A. C. Furbush of Freeport, and Mr. A. S. 
Dyer of the Faculty. The first prize was awarded 
to Frank Mikelsky of Bath; the second to Philip 
James Perkins Fessenden of Somerville, Mass. 

Among the notable books recently received at the 
library are the following: "James Russell Lowell," 
by H. E. Scudder; "What Is Christianity?" by 
Adolph Harnack ; "Diction of Philosophy and 
Psvchology," by J. M. Baldwin; "The Rights of 
Man," by Lyman Abbott; "God Wills It," by W. 
S. Davis; "The World and the Individual," by 
Josiah Royce; "Letters of J. R. Green." by Leslie 
Stephens; "Roger Williams," by O. S. Straus; "The 
Making of an American," by J. A. Riis ; "George 
Washington," by Norman Hapgood ; "Hawthorn 
and Lavander," by W. E. Henley; "Foundations of 
American Foreign Polic)'," by A. B. Hart; "The 
Care of Books," by J. W. Clark; "The Story of 
My Life," by A. J. C. Hare; "Alfred, the Great," 



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by W. H. Draper; "Victorian Prose Masters," by 
VV. C. Brownell ; "Isle of the Shamrock," by Clifton 
Johnson : "East London," by Walter Besant ; "Life 
and Letters of John Gibson Lockhart," by Walter 
Besant; "Israel Putnam," by W. F. Livingston. 

George B. Gould, 1900, sang in chapel last 
Sunday. 

The Kennebec Bowdoin Alumni Association will 
hold its fourth annual meeting and banquet at an 
early date. 

The Junior Assembly Committee announce that 
invitations for the first assembly, which is to occur 
January 24 in Memorial Hall, are to be sent out 
next week, and all who have names to suggest to 
whom they wish invitations sent are requested to 
hand them to P. O. Coffin, this week. They further 
request earnestly that no dances be engaged more 
than two days ahead, at which time, and not before, 
the order is to be posted. The order is not going 
to be composed until a week before the dance, and 
even then it is not going to be announced to anyone 
or taken advantage of by the committee themselves 
until the public announcement is made. Finally, 
the committee calls attention to the fact that dancing 
is to begin sharp at eight o'clock in order to complete 
the order before twelve o'clock, at which time the 
Faculty require that lights shall be out. 

The dates of the two assemblies in Town Hall 
will probably be February 21 and March 2i. The 
music for these two will probably be the College 
orchestra. For the first assembly it is to be Plum- 
mer's orchestra of Lewiston. 



AT THE ART BUILDING. 

The Sienna collection of photographs, which was 
on exhibition recently at the Art Building, included 
some fine specimens of Italian Gothic architecture. 
Sienna had its own school of painting and is noted 
as the fourth city in Italy in respect to its art inter- 
ests. 

A very serviceable cabinet for the photographs 
of the paintings and sculptures of the different gal- 
leries has been purchased. 

Two of the most interesting objects of the build- 
ing are a gun and a spear, which were recently pre- 
sented by Mr. Charles Gammon, of Tientsin, China. 



HIS COLLEGE COURSE. 

As a Freshman he struggled with cosine and sphere, 
Dofi^ed his hat to his betters, and sighed with a 
tear : 
"How happy I'll be in Sophomore year !" 

The Sophomore labored both early and late 
To initiate Freshmen and "keep up his slate," 
And he said as he passed his exams with a squeeze, 
"How I long to enjoy that famed 'Junior ease!' " 

As a Junior, however, his troubles began. 
He tried to play foot-ball and flunked his exam'. 
While his father at home said he hardly could see 
Why he wore with- such pride on his sweater 

the "B" 
When across from each subject on his rank card 

was "E." 



The Senior walked 'round with a dignified air. 
He thought of the future and seemed not to care 
For the duties at hand. Yet a chill was sent thro' 

his stately limb 
When a letter from Prex was handed to him. 
The letter ran thus : "Dear Sir : Take a brace or 

else I shall see 
That the college grants you no degree of A.B." 
— Blaine S. Viles, 1903. 



Y. M. C. A. 



Last Sunday a large gathering of the Association 
and its friends was so fortunate as to listen to Rev. 
A. T. Dunn of Waterville. He spoke of the wonder- 
ful power, the "dynamic" power, of a living, earnest 
faith. 

Miss Mountfort of Lisbon Falls sang a solo, 
"Lead, Kindly Light." last Stmday. 

To-night is the first meeting of the Association 
for the term. Let everyone come who can. 

Next Sunday Rev. Mr. Penman, of Bangor, pas- 
tor of the French Street Congregational Church, 
will address the Association, and his reputation 
should serve to attract a large gathering. There 
will be some special music as usual. 



ATHLETICS. 



Manager Robinson announces the following 
schedule of base-ball games for the season of 1902 : 

April 19, Saturday — Colby at Brunswick (prac- 
tice game). 

April 26, Saturday — Bates at Lewiston (exhibition 
game). 

April 29, Tuesday — Dartmouth at Hanover. 

April 30, Wednesday — Dartmouth at Hanover. 

May 7, Wednesday — University of Maine at 
Orono. 

May ID, Saturday — Exeter at Exeter. 

May 16, Friday — Massachusetts State College at 
Amherst. 

May 17, Saturday — Amherst at Amherst. 

May 21, Wednesday — University of Maine at 
Brunswick. 

May 24, Saturday — Bates at Lewiston. 

May 28, Wednesday — Colby at Brunswick. 

May 31, Saturday — University of Maine at Ban- 
gor (exhibition game). 

(Jime 4, Wednesday — Brunswick at Brunswick.) 

June 7, Saturday — Harvard at Cambridge. 

June II, Wednesday — Colby at Waterville. 

June 13 — Ivy Day, Bates at Brunswick. 



'96. — Taber D. Bailey of Bangor, the president of 
the Common Council of that city, is the youngest 
presiding officer which that body has ever had. Mr. 
Bailey has been active in local politics since his 
graduation from Bowdoin, and has a promising 
future in the profession of law. 



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ALUMN 



'72. — Frederic George Dow died of pneumonia at 
his residence, 13 Central Park West, New York 
City, on December 28. He was a brother of the late 
John Emery Dow of '64. 

M. '76. — Dr. James Sawyer died from the effects 
of a shock December 19, igoi. He was born in 
Saco, June 5, 1822. After his graduation from col- 
lege he served in the State war legislature as a war 
Democrat. During his term he was offered and 
accepted a commission as surgeon under General 
Pope. Dr. Sawyer was a Mason and a member of 
the Saco Unitarian Church. He is survived by one 
son, Frank Sawyer, who is private secretary to U. 
S. Senator Perkins of California. 

'87. — John V. Lane of Augusta, for a long time 
city editor of the Kennebec Journal, has been 
appointed postmaster. 

'87. — At the mid-winter meeting of the Joselyn 
Botanical Society, held December 28th at Portland, 
Austin Carey delivered a paper on "Forestry." 

'94. — Arthur Chapman is the new president of 
the Common Council of Portland. 

'96. — Dr. Wallace Robinson is practicing medicme 
in Portland. 

'98. — Frank A. Thompson, member of the Maine 
House of Representatives from Bristol, at the last 
session of the state legislature, and recently of Port 
Arthur, Texas, has moved to Wilmington, North 
Carolina. During the last year or two Mr. Thomp- 
son has been connected with the American Fisheries 
Company ; and is now transferred to superintend the 
new Wilmington plant of that company, a plant 
which has cost about a quarter of a million dollars. 
'98. — George L. Dillaway of Harvard Law 
School, Class of 1901, is connected with the law 
firm of Marcellus Coggan and Marcellus S. Coggan, 
Tremont Building, Boston, Mass. 

'99. — Walter B. Clarke of Harvard Law School 
has recently returned from a business trip to Cali- 
fornia and Arizona, where he has been inspecting 
prospective oil fields. 

igoi. — Frank A. Dillaway is a member of the 
Des Plaines Company of Chicago, which is operating 
zinc and lead mines in Jasper County, Missouri. 
He has returned recently from his second trip to the 
West. 

1901. — Several letters written by Albro L Bur- 
nell during September and the early part of October, 
and mailed from Manila, have recently been received 
by his parents in Portland, after being en route for 
two months. These abound in interesting experi- 
ences of school teaching in the Philippines, and give 
a good account of the island life in general. 

Mr. Burnell is stationed at Claveria, where he 
teaches between three and four hundred boys and 
girls in the day school, and holds sessions of even- 
ing school three times a week, giving instruction in 
English, with an average attendance of seventy men 
and boys. He reports that his pupils are bright and 
anxious to learn, but the girls, especially, bring 
tobacco leaf which they make into cigars in school 
and smoke in the course of the session. 

Mr. Burnell refers to several features of his jour- 



ney and residence, and makes his letters very enter- 
taining and well worth reading. 

Ernest L. Hall, D.D.S., of Bridgton, who has 
been practicing dentistry at Norway for a few 
months, will soon establish himself in Augusta;. 
Since graduating from Bowdoin, Dr. Hall has taken 
a dental course at the University of Pennsylvania, 
whence he was graduated last June. 



OBITUARY. 

Frederick Blanchard Osgood, of the Class of 
1875, a lawyer in North Conway, N. H., died at 
Lowell, Mass., December 4, of acute Bright's disease. 
Mr. Osgood had a severe attack of grip last winter, 
from which his convalescence was slow, but his sud- 
den death was a shock to his friends. He was born 
November 10, 1851, at Fryeburg, Me., hence was in 
the prime of life. He fitted for college at the acad- 
emy where Webster taught, and entered Bowdoin 
with the idea of becoming a journalist. This desire 
changed, and immediately upon graduation, he com- 
menced the study of law. Settling in North Con- 
way, he held numerous important town and state 
offices, being at the time of his death county solicitor. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of Lambda of Zeta Psi. 

December 6, 1901. 

JP'hereas, It has pleased God in His great wis- 
dom to remove from our midst our esteemed brother, 
Frederick B. Osgood, of the Class of 187S ; and 

Whereas, We have by his death sustained the 
loss of an honored and most worthy Elder; 

Resolved, That we, the members of the Lambda 
Chapter of Zeta Psi Fraternity, herewith express our 
deep sorrow, and extend to bereaved friends and 
relatives our heart-felt sympathy. 

Lyman A. Cousens, 
Edward F. Merrill^ 
Harold J. Everett, 
Committee for the Chapter. 



Hall of the Kappa, 
Jan. 3, 1902. 

Whereas, We have learned with deep sorrow of 
the death of our honored brother, James Thomas 
Davidson, of the Class of 1878, be it 

Resolved, That the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsi- 
lon mourns the loss of a true and loyal brother 
whose life has been an honor to the fraternity, and 
be it further ■ 

Resolved, That, bending with sorrow before the 
decrees of an inscrutable Providence, the Chapter 
extends its most sincere and heart-felt sympathy to 
the bereaved relatives and friends of the deceased. 

John Hudson Sinkinson, 
George Hinkley Stover, 
Ernest Lord Brigham, 

Committee for the Chapter. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXI. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 16, 1902. 



No. 20. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE TEAK 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOX^'DOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 
Richard B. Dole, 1902, Editor-in-Cliief. 
Eugene R. Kelley, 1902 Business Manager. 



Clement F. Robinson, 1903, Assistant Editor-in-Cliief. 
Farnsworth G. Marshall, 1903, 

Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 

Lyman A. Cousens, 1902. George C. Purington, 1904. 
Blaine S. Viles, 1903. Harold J. Everett, 1904. 

S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903. 

William T. Rowe, 1904. 



Per annum, in advance. 
Per Copy, 



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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. 

In another column of this issue will be 
found a letter from Mr. Edgar O. Achorn, 
President of the Bowdoin Club of Boston. 
Since it seems to be founded on a misappre- 
hension of tlie facts involved, we take this 
opportunity to explain what has already been 
done toward a Constitution. Our own edito- 
rial, to which Mr. Achorn refers, was based 
on a somewhat limited knowledge of the mat- 
ter. After an exhaustive inquiry, to our inter- 
est and surprise we find the situation seems to 
be different from our expectation, — different 
from the conception held by most of the stu- 
dents, if indeed they give any heed to the mat- 
ter one way or the other, — and different, we 
think, from the notion of it which seems to be 
implied in the letter which we print. 



It seems that the responsibility for the lack 
of a Constitution rests at present with alumni. 
The story is thus : A few years ago, after a 
disastrous financial season, there was felt the 
need of a new constitution to replace the short 
one in force, which had been so modified by 
custom as to be practically obsolete. A commit- 
tee of students and graduates in this neighbor- 
hood prepared a Constitution ; it was not radi- 
cal in its departure from the one in force at the 
time. This Constitution met the approval of 
many in this vicinity, but to alumni in other 
states it seemed objectionable in several ways; 
they appointed a committee, which reported 
another Constitution, and the chairman came 
down to Brunswick to present its advantages to 
the students. The students felt that this Consti- 
tution was too cumbersome for practice, and 
yet in the public meeting which was held they 
were unable to work out a satisfactory substi- 
tute; a body of about a dozen representative 
undergraduates was accordingly constituted to 
compromise the various proposals, compose a 
satisfactory constitution and adopt it in behalf 
of the student body: this committee was to 
have full representative powers. This com- 
mittee studied the constitutions of college 
athletic associations all over the country, and 
as a result of their deliberations produced a 
Constitution which, by their, formal adoption 
of it, became the Athletic Constitution of Bow- 
doin College. The reason it was not put into 
immediate operation, as the committee sup- 
posed it would be, was because of earnest 
objections presented by several of the alumni 
who are most interested in Bowdoin athletics. 
At their earnest solicitation the Constitution 
was held in abeyance until a committee of five 
alumni, elected at the annual Alumni Meeting, 
should make a report upon it from the alumni 
standpoint, with any recommendations which 



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seemed to them vital. This report the college 
agreed to await ; and that report we yet await, 
two years after the original appointment of the 
Committee of Alumni. So far as we can ascer- 
tain, the only thing which the students can do 
is still patiently to await this report, for we are 
bound by the agreement of our representatives. 

As a matter of fact most of us here have 
forgotten, if we ever knew it, that there is 
such a thing as a Constitution in existence. 
Everything has gone so well in a financial way 
during the last two years that we have failed 
to realize that all the business of athletics 
has been conducted under an unwritten Con- 
stitution, and have not comprehended in what 
difficulties we should be likely to find our- 
selves if there should be a difference of 
opinion. We believe that Mr. Achorn is at 
fault in laying to the lack of a Constitution 
the disasters of our late foot-ball season, — 
whatever we may. assign as the cause. Every 
one has his own favorite explanation, but 
nobody conversant with the facts would set the 
lack of an athletic Constitution as the chief of 
them, for in all the particulars which a Con- 
stitution would regulate, the season was con- 
spicuously successful. But seasons are com- 
ing when the lack of a Constitution is likely 
to be a cause of far-reaching trouble. Now 
would seem to be the time to discuss such a 
codification of our principles, with such 
improvements as seem necessary, — now when 
by our fortunate financial situation we can dis- 
cuss the subject calmly, and not as a desperate 
panacea for evils brought on by past mis- 
fortunes. We are certainly in an anomalous 
condition, and one that at any time is likely to 
prove dangerous to our best interests. 

As we have said, there does not seem to be 
any action which the student body can take at 
once. But it can certainly be bringing itself 
to a realization of the conditions, and planning 
the provisions which it would demand in any 
new Constitution. The Constitution adopted 
by our representatives a couple of years ago 
needs revision. The experience of two years 
has taught much ; but taken as a basis the 



Constitution is good. The matter ought to be 
settled once for all this year. A written Con- 
stitution is a necessity. We students must 
now await our alumni. If their committee 
will report, or if the alumni will appoint a com- 
mittee with representative powers, the student 
sentiment ought to be ripe for the appointment 
of a similar committee of students to co-oper- 
ate in the task. We shall coritinue to urge, 
this matter in the Orient until we have 
achieved some definite result ; and we should 
be glad to hear from alumni or students with 
ideas and sug-grestions. 



At chapel, Tuesday morning, President 
Hyde read a communication from Eldon B. 
Keith of Amherst, the chairman of an under- 
graduate committee appointed to arrange for 
an intercollegiate debate this year between 
Amherst and some other college. The letter 
asked President Hyde to ascertain the senti- 
ments of the Bowdoin students in regard to 
the establishment of debating interests with 
Amherst. It pointed out the fact that 
Amherst and Bowdoin are colleges of quite 
similar size and character, and that at neither 
of the two colleges has intercollegiate debat- 
ing yet found a place, the only debates held in 
either institution being those in connection 
with a course in Rhetoric in the curriculum. 
Amherst accordingly makes the tentative offer 
that Bowdoin meet her in a debate of a sort to 
develop the debating ability of both colleges. 
Amherst would have the debate more of an 
undergraduate affair than such debates gener- 
ally have come to be, by an agreement to debar 
faculty and alumni coaching except >n a gen- 
eral way, for the Amherst sentiment is that 
intercollegiate debates are not developing the 
real student ability as they would with more 
independence from outside aid to the con- 
testants. The letter suggests the last of April 
or first of Ma}- as a fitting time for the debate, 
and closes with the hope that the sentiment 
of Bowdoin in the matter will soon be con- 
veyed to the committee at Amherst. 



BOWDOIN OELENT. 



173 



It seems to the Orient that here is our 
chance. For 3'ears at intervals have appeared 
editorials deploring the lack of debating inter- 
est at Bowdoin. For a while a debating 
society existed, but soon died out. The 
reason for the lack of interest is obvious : 
there has been no honor to gain from debating, 
no goal to look forward to. Just as we would 
soon discontinue foot-ball if there were no 
intercollegiate games, so here we had no con- 
cern in debating within our own walls. It 
seems as if in Amherst we might find a worthy 
rival, and a peculiarly fitting one with whom 
to make our first essay in debating. As the 
letter shows, Amherst and Bowdoin are on a 
par in the matter at present ; in addition if the 
upper-classmen stop to think back to their 
work in debating as Sophomores they will call 
to mind two or three men in each class who 
showed indications then of an ability which 
if put to the test ought to uphold Bowdoin's 
reputation honorably. 

We all must realize that such a compact 
should not be lightly made. If the proposi- 
tion of Amherst should be carried out, it 
should be carried out with resolution, for as 
much would be at stake as in any of our most 
important athletic contests. Careful consid- 
eration for a few days and discussion at all the 
clubs seems the natural course ; and the first 
of the week in mass-meeting, with expressions 
of advice from President Hyde and the 
Faculty, the matter should be thoroughly 
investigated, and a determinate vote taken, 
either for acceptance or refusal of the offer 
absolutely, or for the appointment of a com- 
mittee to consider it further in behalf of the 
students. 



Mr. Editor: 

I have read with interest your editorial in 
your issue of December 12 concerning a new 
Constitution and By-Laws for the Athletic 
Associations as well as your comments in 
earlier issues upon the causes of our foot-ball 
defeats. 

If the Orient can start an agitation that 



will arouse the alumni and students of the 
college to concerted action in re-adjusting the 
management of our athletics so as to prevent a 
repetition of such disastrous and discreditable 
defeats as have attended our foot-ball team 
this fall it will be doing the college a distinct 
service. These defeats only parallel many 
experiences of the past, notably of the base- 
ball team a few years ago in a trip through 
Massachusetts which called out loud protests 
at the time on the part of our club in Boston. 
They evidence to a greater or less extent inex- 
perience in the choice of a coach, a lack of 
judgment in the selection of men, want of 
endurance due to poor physical condition, and 
of hard systematic training, and ignorance of 
the fine points of the game, all of which by rad- 
ical measures are susceptible of permanent 
remedy. 

Athletics are in American colleges to stay 
whether we will or no, and Bowdoin teams 
enter the lists each year ; in the interest of the 
college, if for no other reason, it is absolutely 
essential that they should make the best show- 
ing possible. 

They should have the advantage of the 
brains and judgment of the alumni who have 
had experience in such matters ; they should 
have the best trainers and coaches that our 
resources command ; and thus when each man 
has been trained faithfully and intelligently, 
and goes into the contest resolved to do his 
best for the glory of old Bowdoin, no man — 
alumnus or student — need fear for the result 
as being discreditable even though it be defeat. 

So far as the athletic teams of Bowdoin 
are concerned I am an expansionist. I would 
first have them well trained and then I would 
send them out to compete with teams even 
beyond the confines of New England. They 
should make the name of Bowdoin respected 
for prowess wherever they flew her white 
flag. . 

But with such lack of judgment and sys- 
tem, with such wasted energy and material 
as was exhibited this fall, I should confine 
their exhibitions to our own athletic field, 
behind the whispering pines, that they might 
be seen as little as possible of men. 

I make no attack upon any individual ; my 
quarrel is with our present administration of 
athletics which I believe to be wholly wong. 
Under it the success of our teams each year 
is a matter of luck and chance and will con- 
tinue to be so until we adopt some such method 
as that devised by Mr. Mann, '92, and others, 



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a few years ago at the instance of the Bow- 
doin Club of Boston in which alumni and stu- 
dents were to co-operate, but which as yet has 
never been acted upon. 

Is there need of argument when a college 
with half our number of male students, with 
more limited resources and traditions out- 
classes us? Such defeat either gives the lie 
to our boasted pluck and manhood and is argu- 
ment enough that we have degenerated or, as 
I prefer to believe, that our management is 
all wrong. 

I question whether the Faculty, the alumni 
as a body, or the students, realize the loss of 
prestige and the really disastrous effects that 
follow in the train of discreditable defeat — 
discreditable not so much to the men who 
engage in the contest as to the college and the 
alumni and students that stand behind and 
permit it. Financial gain is of but little con- 
cern where these more important matters are 
concerned, but it goes without saying that if 
our teams are "fit" our finances will take care 
of themselves. A good team is always a draw- 
ing card and can always secure a good guaran- 
tee. 

Contend, then, Mr. Editor, for a manage- 
ment of our athletics that will unite the mature 
judgment of the alumnus with the sinew and 
muscle of the student, and cease not till a new 
order of things has been ushered in. 

Edgar O. Achorn, '8i. 



To the Editors of the Orient: 

It must be a source of pleasure to every 
friend of the college to notice the marked 
interest which is being manifested with regard 
to the base-ball team for next spring. The 
new cage is well adapted to the needs of the 
squad, and will prove a valuable aid to winter 
practice. The squad is the largest in the his- 
tory of the college, and is made up of men who 
will surely come out and try for the team next 
spring. Williams, the well remembered Bow- 
doin player of a few years ago, who has had 
such a brilliant record with Toronto for the 
past two seasons^ should be able to develop 
some good pitching material — the essential 
stronghold of a good team ; and the coach who 
will handle the team next spring should find 
the men in far better shape to begin outdoor 
practice than in former years. Surely there 
is no reason why Bowdoin should not be rep- 
resented by a fast team on the diamond this 
year. Undergraduate. 



STUDENT CONVENTION AT 
TORONTO. 

The Fourth International Convention of 
the Student Volunteer Movement will meet in 
Toronto, Canada, February 26 to March 2. 
The previous conventions were held in Cleve- 
land in 1891, in Detroit in 1894, and in Cleve- 
land in 1898, and were the largest meetings of 
students ever held. The last one was attended 
by over 2,200 delegates. Students will be sent 
as delegates from the institutions of higher 
learning from all sections of the United States 
and Canada, and it is probable that 500 insti- 
tutions will be thus represented. Those in 
attendance will also include professors, 
national leaders of young people's organiza- 
tions, returned missionaries, representatives of 
Foreign Mission Boards, and editors of relig- 
ious papers. 

The program will consist of addresses 
during the morning and evening sessions, and 
section meetings for the consideration of mis- 
sions from the standpoint of phases of work, 
the different missionary lands and of the 
denominations which are represented. The 
addresses which will be given will deal with 
the obligation of promoting the missionary 
enterprise, the means which are essential to 
its success and its relation to the students of 
this continent. Among the speakers are Mr. 
Robert E. Speer, Mr. John R. Mott, who will 
return from his tour around the world to pre- 
side at this Convention, Right Rev. M. L. 
Baldwin, Bishop of Huron, Mr. L. D. 
Wishard, the first college Young Men's 
Christian Association Secretary, Bishop Gallo- 
way, President Capen of the American Board 
of Foreign Missions, Dr. and Mrs. F. Howard 
Taylor of China, and many returned mission- 
aries and secretaries of Foreign Mission 
Boards. Student Christian leaders of other 
lands will also participate. It is not expected 
that the majority of those attending will be 
prospective missionaries, but that the majority 
will be Christian students who are not volun- 
teers. 

The Student Volunteer Movement for 
Foreign Missions, which calls this Convention, 
is one of the most remarkable enterprises of 
students the world has seen. It was started 
in 1886 when at the first Northfield Student 
Conference 100 students expressed their desire 
and purpose to become foreign missionaries. 
The call to missions was taken the following 
year by two Princeton students to the colleges 



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of the country. Two years later the move- 
ment was definitely organized. As a result of 
its work several thousand capable college men 
and women have been led to form the purpose 
to spend their lives on the mission field, i,8oo 
have already been sent out by the regular mis- 
sionary boards, while similar movements have 
been inaugurated in Great Britain, Germany, 
Switzerland, Scandinavia, South Africa, Aus- 
tralia, and other countries. 

The Bowdoin Association will send a rep- 
resentative, as it did in '98 to Cleveland. The 
treasurer will start a fifty-cent subscription 
paper at once to provide expenses for this 
trip and also the next President's trip to Con- 
vention in April. It is to be hoped that the 
students will respond as readily as they did 
last spring, when, because of the fact that all 
but a few dozen students paid a half-dollar, 
McCormick, the present president, was 
enabled to represent the college at Princeton, 
and a delegation were able to be present at the 
Annual Student Conference at Northfield dur- 
ing the summer. 



CAMPUS CHflT. 

Tucker, 1905, rejoined his class Monday. 

Smith, "97, was on the campus, Saturday. 

The relay was out Saturday, for a tryout. 

Burroughs, '05, returned to college Saturday. 

The Juniors got an adjourn in "Pol-econ" Satur- 
day. 

Mr. Dyer has assumed his classes in Latin Com- 
position. 

Arthur S. Cleveland of Houlton has entered the 
Class of 1905. 

Outside reading on German 5 of modern novels 
has been assigned. 

A. P. Holt, 1903, has been absent from recitations 
for a week with a strained ankle. 

Several of the college boys attended the Chizzle- 
Wizzle Fair at Augusta, last week. 

Hellenbrand, 1903, passed Sunday with White, 
1903, at the latter's home in Lewiston. 

C. B. Emerson, 1904, has been ill in his room in 
South Winthrop for more than a week. 

Ordway, '96, of Perry, CofK'n and Burr, 
Boston, was in Brunswick during most of last week. 

The regular meeting of the Jury for the term was 
held Monday of last week. No important business 
was transacted. 

Several students enjoyed "Faust" Saturday even- 
ing at the Jefferson, played by the well-known prince 
of Mephistos, Lewis Morrison. 



R. C. Foster, 1901, visited friends in college the 
first of last week. 

Many of the students attended the theatre in 
Lewiston, Portland, and Bath, last Saturday evening. 

Technology, Brown and Dartmouth will hold a 
triangular track meet on Soldiers' Field, next spring. 

Bates College began its winter term Tuesday with 
about half the students present. The rest are out 
teaching. 

Professor Thomas L. Angell has retired from 
the Faculty of Bates College after a service of thirty- 
three years. 

The many friends of Bacon, 1900, who is at 
Denver, Col., will be pleased to know that he is 
steadily improving in health. 

Hon. William Jennings Bryan addressed the 
Harvard students, Saturday evening, in Sanders 
Theatre. His subject was "A Conquering Nation." 

Not to be eclipsed by the feline genus, a specimen 
of the canine variety attended chapel last week to 
equal the record made by the famous animal the week 
previous. 

A dummy has been placed in the gymnasium for 
the use of the foot-ball aspirants. Although the 
foot-ball season is far away it is not too early to 
get into condition for it. 

The members of the University of Maine Chapter 
of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, have presented 
Dr. and Mrs. A. W. Harris, formerly of the 
University of Maine, with a loving cup. 

The many friends of Carroll Linwood Beedy, 
formerly of the Class of 1903, are glad to know that 
he is one of the men who will represent Bates 
against Harvard in the debate to be held next month. 

The games of the American Polo League, which 
is represented in Maine this season by clubs at 
Lewiston and Portland, are the fastest ever seen in 
the state, and tliey are receiving a well-deserved 
patronage. 

A number of the students went to Bath, Satur- 
day, to witness the launching of the four-masted 
steel ship "Atlas" for the Standard Oil Company of 
New York. The "Atlas" is more than 3,000 gross 
tons. 

The "Cabinet" of the Y. M. C. A. held its 
monthly meeting in McCormick's room, Monday 
evening, and decided to send a delegate from the 
Association to the World's Conference in Toronto 
next month. 

A deficit of $1,376.66 is shown in the report for 
the past year of the Yale Financial Union, — which 
handles the funds of the various athletic associa- 
tions. The total expenditures were $67,618.02 and 
the net receipts were $66,344.36. 

The recent university catalogue issued at 
Harvard contains a new regulation which puts the 
three-year course at Harvard on an official basis, and 
it almost might be said to make the course either 
three or four at the students' option. 

The third conflagration of the year in South 
Appleton occurred last week in the room occu- 
pied by Chase and Walker, both of 1904. Lace 
curtains, shades, and a waste basket were burned 
and the wooden work somewhat smoked, but the 
damage was slight. 



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Pearl, ex-igo3, city editor of the Bangor Com- 
mercial, visited friends in Brunswick and Bath last 
Sunday. 

Readings in Historv 2, 5. and 10 are posted in 
the library, and should be carefully examined by 
those taking any of the courses. 

Stover, 1903, entertained the History Club last 
Thursday evening. Merrill opened the meeting with 
a paper on the "Monroe Doctrine." 

The Economics Club met with Gray, January 7. 
The discussion of the evening was "The Economic 
Basis of Expansion," and was opened by Professor 
Callender, 

Professor Callender attended the banquet given 
by the Massachusetts Single Tax League, to a num- 
ber of college professors and political economists, at 
the Hotel Brunswick, Boston. January 10. 

Recitations in Geology 2 have been omitted dur- 
ing the past week on accovmt of the absence of 
Professor Lee. The laboratory work of the Juniors 
and Seniors in Biology 2 and 5 has been carried on 
under the direction of Mr. Larrabee. 

At the monthly meeting and supper of Deutscher 
Verein, held at New Meadows Inn at the end of 
last term. Professor Files gave an interesting talk 
on Germany and Switzerland, with special refer- 
ence to Goethe. Stereopticon views were enjoyed 
from plates taken by Professors Hutchins and Files. 

Wednesday of last week at the Pro-Cathedral, 
Washington, D. C, was solemnized the marriage of 
the Rev. E. D. Johnson, rector of St. Paul's Epis- 
copal church of this town, to Miss Elise Bradford of 
Washington, daughter of Rear-Admiral and Mrs. 
Bradford. Holmes, 1900, has assumed the responsi- 
bilities of the pulpit until Mr. Johnson's return. 

Cutts, right tackle of Harvard and formerly of 
Bates, was declared a professional in a statement 
made public by Professor Hollis of Harvard last 
Saturday. Cutts acknowledged that while teaching 
at Haverford he gave private boxing lessons for 
pay. Word has been sent to all colleges who have 
played Harvard this fall, stating his ineligibility. 

Rev. John S. Penman of Bangor preached in the 
Congregational Church, Sunday, and in spite of the 
weather there was a much larger attendance of 
students than usual. In the afternoon he spoke at 
chapel, taking as his theme the proportion of lead- 
ing men of all times who have been avowed 
Christians. 

The debate between the Harvard Seniors and 
Bates has been postponed until February 14 because 
of mid-year examinations at Harvard. From the 
list of judges submitted by Bates the Harvard 
Seniors have chosen the following : Judge Henry 
K. Dewey of Boston, President Hyde of Bowdoin, 
and Hon. William L. Putnam, Bowdoin, '55,- of 
.Portland. 

The Alma Chester Company is at the Columbia 
Theater, Bath, this week. This Thursday evening 
they play "Red Cross Nurse ;" Friday afternoon, 
"Signal Bell ;" Friday evening, "As in a Looking 
Glass ;" Saturday afternoon, "Dad's Girl ;" and Sat- 
urday evening, "A Kaffir King." January 22 and 
23 comes the Kennebec Yacht Club opera, "Pirates 
of Penzance," which will be the social event of the 
season. 



Miss Maude Adams will appear at The Jefferson, 
Portland, Monday evening, February 17, in "Quality 
Street." It will be the theatrical event of the 
season, since Portland is the only eastern city in 
which she is to play. 

Saturday evening, January 4, was held at the 
Hotel Brunswick one of the delightful dinners of 
the Bowdoin Club of Boston. The guests of the 
evening were Hon. George M. Seiders, '72, Attorney- 
General of Maine, who spoke on "The Specialist in 
Education and Mechanics ;" and Dr. D. A. Sargent, 
Physical Director of Harvard University, who 
spoke on "Reminiscences of My Lift, and Experi- 
ences at Bowdoin." 

The Deutscher Verein held its first meeting for 
the present term at New Meadows Inn, January 7. 
After the usual shore dinner the Verein was called 
to order, and re-elected Stone, 1902, Vorsitzender, 
for the term. The literary program consisted of a 
paper on "Ernest Eckstein" by Morris Houghton, '03, 
and one by Stone on the "Nieblungenlied." Doctor 
Plutzer was present, as were former members Web- 
er, Holmes, Lewis, and Wyman. The next meeting 
is to be held January 23. 

An audience of fifty or seventy-five students 
enjoyed Professor Woodruff's stereopticon lecture 
on "Athens," given in the Physics lecture room last 
Thursday. Professor Woodruff dwelt especially on 
the features and details of the Acropolis and its 
temples and halls. He explained the three principal 
styles of Greek architecture by noteworthy exam- 
ples such as the Parthenon and other buildings. 
This lecture is but the first of several which Pro- 
fessor Woodruff intends to give during the term. 

Former pupils of Professor Vose will be pleased 
to hear that a fine crayon portrait of him by Litch- 
field of Boston has been placed in the Biological 
Lecture Room. It was obtained largely through the 
kindness of Professor Dwight Porter and Alfred 
E. Burton, '78, both of whom a;re now at the Massa- 
chusetts Institvite of Technology. The portrait 
bears a brass plate on which is engraved : George 
L. Vose, A.M., Professor of Civil Engineering 1872- 
18S1. It represents Professor Vose as nearly as 
possible as he appeared when at Bowdoin. 

The following are the subjects announced by Dr. 
Dennis from which contestants for the Class of 1875 
Prize in American History will choose in writing 
the essay which is the first part of the contest : 

1. States Rights Theories, 1783-1861. 

2. The Missouri C&inpromise and Its Repeal. 

3. The Origin and Historical Development of 
the Monroe Doctrine. 

Those who write essays for the prize are to be 
excused from writing term reports either this term 
or next. 

Among the important books recently received at 
the library are the following : The novels of Ivan 
Turgenev, the great Russian novelist, in nine vol- 
umes ; "Correggio," with sixteen illustrations, in the 
Riverside Art Series, by Estelle W. Hurll ; 
"England in the Nineteenth Century," by C. W. 
Oman ; "Essays and Addresses," by Augustine 
Birrell, author of Obiter Dicta ; "The Nicomachean 
Ethics of Aristotle," translated by J. E. C. Welldon ; 
"Principles of Morality," by Wilhelm Wundt ; "The 
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Vinne ; and "Practical X-Ray Work," by Frank T. 
Addyman. 

Professor Lombard of the University of Michi- 
gan has a theory that the soul is situated in the 
spinal cord. His theory is based on experiments with 
frogs. During the last two days demonstrations 
made before his class in Physiology tend to prove 
that death, through the medium of the brain, does 
not terminate the action of the muscles. He 
removed the brain of a live frog, producing instant 
death. An hour later a drop of acetic acid was 
touched to the foot and instantly the amphibian 
made frantic efforts to get away from the sting of 
the acid. Twenty-four hours later the same test 
was repeated with the same results. Professor 
Lombard calls this post-mortem activity reason- 
movements. 



Y. M. C. A. 



One of the most earnest speakers to whom the 
Association has had the good fortune to listen this 
year was Rev. John S. Penman of Bangor, who spoke 
Sunday. His theme was the Christian Ministry, and 
he urged its noble attractiveness to call out the 
best ambitions of any man. His talk did not stop 
wholly with the one subject, however, but broadened 
out to a general appeal for Christian interest on the 
part of those who are bound to be looked up to as 
the intellectual leaders in their communities. 

Mr. John Shaw of Bath was to have sung at the 
Sunday service, but the bad weather prevented his 
coming. It is hoped to arrange for his coming at 
some other Sunday this term with a more fortunate 
result. 

Next Sunday it is expected that Rev. Mr. Har- 
butt of Portland will address the meeting. He is 
secretary of the Home Missionary Society of Maine. 
There will be special music, as there' has been almost 
every Sunday this season. 

Last Thursday evening's meeting was led by 
McCormick, and the subject was appropriate to the 
beginning of a new year and a new term, — "The Old 
and the New, Our Purposes." There were several 
speakers last Thursday to whom these little Thurs- 
day evening gatherings have not before had the 
pleasure of listening. 



ATHLETICS. 



B. A. A. MEET. 

The thirteenth annual Indoor Meet of the B. A. 
A. will take place on February 8, at Mechanics' Hall, 
Boston. Bowdoin will send a relay team, and pos- 
sibly several other men. Most of the men who are 
trying for the relay team have now been training 
since Christmas. The prospects for a winning team 
are bright and from the material at hand a team 
almost equal to last year's ought to be picked out. 
Among the most promising candidates are Hunt, 
Nutter, Gray, Soule, and Munro, all of whom are in 



prime condition. Bowdoin will again run Tech, but 
she will not have such an easy time as at the last 
meet. Denning will probably be taken along with 
the relay team and entered in the shot put. 

The following events will take place at the meet, 
with probably a few changes : 

Team Races. 
Harvard vs. Yale or Pennsi'lvania. 
Harvard Class Teams. 
Cornell vs. Princeton. 
Dartmouth vs. Columbia. 
Amherst vs. Williams. 
Exeter vs. Andover. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technologi,- vs. Bow- 
doin. 

Boston Y. JNI. C. A. vs. Cambridge Y. M. C- A. 

Special Event. 
Two-Mile Run. Scratch. (Indoor Champion- 
ship of America.) 

Invitation 40 Yards Dash. (Scratch.) 

Novice E\'ents. 
Open to all those who have never won a prize at 
running any distance. 

440 Yards Run (Scratch). Novice. 
40 Yards Dash (Scratch). Novice. 

Handicap Events. 
40 Yards Dash (g ft. limit). 
600 Yards Run (30 yds. limit). 
45 Yards Low Hurdle Race (4 flights; 2 ft. 6 in. 
high, 9 ft. limit). 

Putting 16-Pound Shot (6 ft. limit). 
High Jump (6 in. limit). 
3 Standing Jumps (i foot limit). 
1,000 Yards Run (50 yds. limit). 
I Mile Run (60 yds. limit). 



Manager Mitchell of the Athletic Association 
and Walker, last year's manager, will attend the 
annual meeting of the N. E. I. A. A., to be held in 
Boston, February 8. Arrangements for the Worces- 
ter Meet are to be perfected and other important 
matters are to be considered. The program of 
events will probably be the same as last year. 

All those who wish to attend the B. A. A. games 
can secure round trip tickets for $5. 



INTERSCHOLASTIC MEET. 

Manager Mitchell has sent out the invitations 
to the preparatory schools to participate in the Bow- 
doin Invitation Interscholastic Athletic Meet. The 
meet, which will be held under the auspices of the 
Bowdoin Track .Athletic .Association, will take place 
on *he Whittier Field, May 31. .'Ml the prominent 
fitting schools, academies and high schools of the 
State will be represented, and the meet promises 
to be a most successful one. Suitable prizes will be 
awarded for the different events, and a banner will 
be given to the team winning the most points. 



There is some talk of sending a team to compete 
in the big athletic meet to be held in Washington, 
February 22, under the auspices of Georgetown 
University. 



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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. All communications will be gratefully 
received. 

'41. — Charles Davis, one of the oldest members 
of Penobscot Bar, died in Bangor January 3. He 
was born in Bangor October 22, 181 7. His early 
education was in the Bangor schools and then a 
course under professors of the Bangor Theological 
Seminary. After graduation he went south and 
taught school in Mississippi and Kentucky. 
Returning later to Maine, he began reading law in 
Bangor under J. S. Rowe, Bowdoin, '26. Next he 
practiced in Kenduskeag till he accepted in 1861 a 
clerkship in the war office at Washington, which 
he held during the civil war, at the close of which 
he returned to law practice with Mr. Rowe in Ban- 
gor. Ill health forced him to retire from active 
practice in 1897. 

'52. — General Joshua L. Chamberlain delivered a 
lecture on "The Nile, the Maker of Egypt," January 
12, at the Universalist Church, Westbrook. 

'57. — General Thomas H. Hubbard has been 
elected president of the board of directors of the 
International Banking Corporation, which has been 
named by the President as repository for the por- 
tion of the Chinese indemnity due to the United 
States. General Hubbard says that after the Philip- 
pine agency is established, other branches will be 
instituted in the principal cities of our new insular 
possessions. The ultimate purpose is, that the entire 
Orient and South and Central America shall be 
comprehended by the operations of the bank. 

He says that, though there has been no particu- 
lar need heretofore for a banking institution doing 
an international business, yet now such a corpora- 
tion is but the natural outgrowth of our commer- 
cial and territorial expansion, and is necessary to our 
trade relations w'ith the Orient and South and 
Central America. 

'64. — Hon. Charles F. Libby of Portland, returned 
from Europe January 11, after a trip of three months 
taken for his health. He visited England, France, 
Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy; and has written a 
very eptertaining account of his journey in the Port- 
land Press of January 13. 

'60. — At the annual meeting of the York County 
Bar Association held at Sanford, January 7, Horace 
H. Burbank was elected president for the ensuing 
year. Walter L. Dane, '80, was elected treasurer, 
and Fred J. Allen, '90, to a place on the Executive 
Committee. 

'73. — Hon. Augustus F. Moulton lectured on 
"The Life and Labors of Oliver Cromwell," January 
12, at the Universalist Church, Woodfords. 

'76. — At a meeting of gymnasium directors from 
the larger colleges held at Columbia during the 
vacation. Dr. D. A. Sargent of the Harvard gymna- 
sium was elected a member of the council. 

N. '78. — Isaac W. Dyer was nominated by Presi- 
dent Roosevelt, January 8, as United States District 
Attorney for Maine. 



'84 and '97. — At the annual business meeting of 
the Maine Democratic Club, held at Auburn, Jan- 
uary 8, Llewellyn Barton, '84, was elected president 
and Clark B. Eastman, '97, secretary. 

'95. — Rev. A. J. Small of Machias has accepted a 
call to the Hampton Falls Congregational Cliurch, 
and began work January i, after a pleasant pastorate 
of four years at Derby, Vermont. His present 
address is Seabrook, N. H. 

'95. — Perley D. Smith and Miss Annie M., 
daughter of the late Jotham Sewall, M.D., both of 
Lawrence, Mass., were married in Lawrence, 
December 17, by Rev. Dr. I. Perley Smith, '58, 
father of the groom, assisted by Rev. Edwin 
Smith, '61. 

'95. — S. E. Pope, who has been preparing for lit- 
erary work since graduation and has spent the past 
several months at Brunswick, has recently secured 
an appointment in the Watkinson Library at Hart- 
ford, Conn. 



BOOK REVIEWS. 

A new book which is likely to be popular among 
college students is "Songs of the Eastern Colleges." 
The editors, Robert W. Atkinson, of Harvard, and 
Ernest Carter, of Princeton, have collected in the 
book the songs which are commonly sung by young 
and cheerful hearts. In addition to this there are 
the Ahna Mater songs of our Eastern institutions 
of learning. Among the latter pieces "Bowdoin 
Beata," "Alma Mater" (Colby), "O, Dear Beloved 
Maine," and "Our Honored Bates" will be particu- 
larly noticed as contributions from our State. The 
volume includes many of the melodies that appeal to 
the heart of the college man or woman. It ought to 
take the place of the old book that has been out of 
date so many years. It should make a closer union 
among our Eastern colleges with its strong loyal 
sentiment. It is- a book for "the gang when the 
gang gets together." The attractive cover done in 
colors is noticeable. Price, $1.25. Published by 
Hinds & Noble, New York. 



NEW PIECES THAT WILL TAKE. 

Prizes in Speaking Contests. Compiled and 
adapted by Harriet Blackstone. Published by Hinds 
& Noble, New York City. Price in cloth, $1.25. 

It is always the aim of the collector of declama- 
tions to find strong pieces that at the same time will 
be new and interesting. With this purpose in view. 
Miss Blackstone has chosen her selections from 
such popular authors as Robert Barr, Marion Craw- 
ford, Ian MacLaren, Alexandre Dumas, Anthony 
Hope, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Kendrick 
Bangs, Eugene Field, and others. The pieces, many 
of them adapted from magazine articles, should 
afford a variety of studies either in oratory, drama, 
humor, or dialect. 

Enough has been given in each selection to enable 
the speaker to cut for himself, since the time allowed 
for declaming varies so widely in different contests 
and in different places. Seekers after something 
more interesting than the standard, hackneyed "old- 
timers" would do well to examine this new speaker. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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Something that will be of interest espe- 
cially to college men all over the country is the 
fact that active steps are being taken toward 
the national adoption of the metric system of 
weights and measures. During the first of 
next month, the House Committee on Coinage 
will consult with representative men in mer- 
cantile pursuits regarding the measure. Scien- 
tific men have already declared their hearty 
support of the new system, but the committee 
realize that the change is a large practical 
question. 

, The theoretical superiority of the metric 
system as well as its ease of practical applica- 
tion should commend itself to everybody. It 
undoubtedly does to those who are familiar 
with the system, for all scientific work is based 



on the metric weights and measures instead of 
the cumbrous English method. The English 
system with its diverse names, poor con- 
nections, and irrational equivalents, is fast 
becoming obsolete. The chief objection to a 
new system is, of course, the great difficulty of 
getting people to use it with ease, and the rad- 
ical and expensive changes that will have to 
be made. Such a change was made once, how- 
ever, when we did away with the old English 
money-table with its shillings and pence. It 
is only a question of time when necessity will 
demand such action in regard to our weights 
and measures. 



We call attention with pleasure to the 
admirable course of readings that is to be 
given during the winter by members of our 
Faculty. This change from a system of lec- 
tures, such as were given last year, has been 
made with the purpose of rousing and stimu- 
lating an interest in the works of standard 
authors. In these days with their thrilling 
stories of bloody battles back in the Middle 
Ages, our admiration for mighty heroes of 
bulk and brawn is likely to detract from our 
attention to the good standard works witli 
which everybody should be familiar. It is for 
the purpose of obviating this danger, as we 
have said, that the course has been offered. It 
is to be hoped that everybody will make it a 
point to be on hand Monday evenings in order 
not to lose the advantage of these delightful 
readings. 



The communication received from Mr. 
Barrett Potter of the Advisory Board seems to 
show that Bowdoin has not utterly lost her 
athletic prestige in spite of the dark season 
through which we have passed. But we must 
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if lack of a Constitution is not responsible for 
our disaster ; in particular we must not think 
that our finances will run forever as smoothly 
as they have in the past two years. A printed 
recognized Constitution does not necessarily 
mean a cumbrous prohibitive piece of machin- 
ery that will hamper work. It is and ought to 
be a means of simplifying the relations between 
different athletic interests in the college. Few 
students or alumni comprehend the relation of 
the Advisory Board, for instance, to the under- 
graduate associations, or the powers delegated 
to it. If, however, a proper codification of the 
rules and regulations is made, this point and 
many others will be perfectly understood. At 
present the students know that they are sum- 
moned twice each year to a form of election 
and the reading of divers reports — that is all ; 
therefore a great lack of interest is prevalent, 
due chiefly to lack of a definite source of 
information in regard to such matters. 



The recent trouble about 'varsity sweaters 
was caused by an absence of definite, rigid 
rules. In just that way trouble may come at 
any time. If good changes have been made, 
why not be sure of them? If reforms have 
been made, why not make them permanent 
before we forget what they are? It is the 
time right now, when we have the solution of 
the problein worked out, to put it on paper as 
a Constitution. 



Now is the time to have one of the new cata- 
logues sent to any prospective Freshman. Names 
and addresses of any should be left at the library. 



Editors of the Orient: 

Mr. Achorn's letter in your last issue dis- 
closes a sad state of things respecting athlet- 
ics at Bowdoin. It appears that "our man- 
agement is all wrong," and that the only way 
to prevent a repetition of "disastrous and dis- 
creditable defeats" is to adopt a certain consti- 
tution which is supposed to represent the 
principle of co-operation between alumni and 
undergraduates. I have been moved by this 
letter to look into the statistics a little, to dis- 
cover how desperate our situation really is 
and has been, without the remedy Mr. Achorn 
prescribes. ^ 



The figures for 1900 are illuminating. In 
that year, in track athletics, our relay team 
defeated Tech. at the Boston meet ; we scored 
92-^ points at the Maine meet, as against 42^ 
points made by all the other Maine colleges ; 
and we won third place at Worcester, with 25 
points, 2 points more than when we took first 
place there the year before. In base-ball, we 
won exactly half of the games played in and 
out of Maine. In foot-ball, we had the best 
eleven that ever represented the college. We 
defeated the New Hampshire State College, 
Tufts, Amherst, Fort Preble, Colby, and the 
University of Maine, winning from Colby by 
68 to o, and from Maine by 38 to o (Bates 
not daring to play us), and were defeated 
only by Harvard and Yale. We thus need to 
hark back only one year from the season of 
1901 to find a time when our athletes made 
"the name of Bowdoin respected for prowess 
wherever they flew her white flag." 

And if we look back farther, the figures 
are not all "discreditable" to us. In no 
instance has Bowdoin failed to score more 
points at a Maine track meet than all the 
other Maine colleges together, and our foot- 
ball record with the same colleges, looking 
back for ten years, is overwhelmingly in our 
favor. Our preponderance in foot-ball has 
been less, though, in recent years than for- 
merly, for it is only within a comparatively 
recent time that Colby, Bates, and the Uni- 
versity of Maine have paid serious attention 
to foot-ball. I am not referring to these 
things boastfully, or because I think we can 
live on past victories, but merely to remind 
Mr. Achorn that we have had more recent 
victories to celebrate than defeats to mourn. 

Within the two or three years that this 
matter of a new constitution has been agi- 
tated the vitally important reforms have been 
adopted by the undergraduates without the 
compulsion of a constitution. A better sys- 
tem of collecting and disbursing money, and 
of keeping accounts, has been introduced, and 
the creation of debts has been stopped. And 
for urging these changes the college is much 
indebted to Mr. Mann and others of the Bos- 
ton alumni. 

Nor is the outlook for the season of 1902 
wholly discouraging. A promising track team 
is in hard training for the relay race in Bos- 
ton next month, and for the indeer meet in 
Brunswick in March. The third story in 
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siderable expense, borne wholly by the athletic 
association, into a suitable "cage" for the 
nine, and over forty men are training there 
regularly under the enthusiastic and competent 
direction of Coach Williams of '96. A 
second nine is being formed, and a series of 
out-of-town games is being arranged for it as 
well as for the first nine. The foot-ball squad 
is also in training in the gymnasium, practic- 
ing tackling and such other exercises as are 
possible in wiinter. I understand the foot- 
ball manager is negotiating for the services, 
throughout the season, of a well-known coach, 
and that he has seven hundred dollars on 
hand towards the expenses of the season. 

I suppose our present situation as to foot- 
ball is, nevertheless, what is technically known 
as "third down ; four yards to gain." Our 
last season was disastrous. But it should be 
remembered that we had not the foot-ball 
material in 1901 that we had in 1900, and that 
the inability of the manager, at the last 
moment, to secure the coach he had engaged, 
must have had much to do with the result of 
the games. In my judgment, the lack of a 
new constitution had nothing to do with it. 
In fact, if Mr. Achorn will examine the rela- 
tion of the present advisory committee to ath- 
letics, he will find that it is distinctly based on 
the principle he commends, of co-operation 
between alumni, faculty, and undergraduates, 
and that the Boston constitution provides for 
a "Joint Board," in which the alumni and 
faculty representatives are in a majority, and 
which would have no important function to 
perform unless it set itself in opposition to the 
directors of the undergraduate association. 
The Neal Dow method of making men better 
by amending the constitution does not much 
commend itself to me. The simpler the 
machinery, the better, and only such changes 
in existing arrangements as are necessary 
ought to be made. These changes, however, 
should be made as soon as possible, for, 
though the importance of a constitution may 
be exaggerated, it is advisable to have one. 
The need of selecting the best men to repre- 
sent the college, on the track, the diamond, 
and the gridiron, is clear, but it is not so 
clear, to me, at least, that these ends would be 
promoted by revolutionizing and complicating 
our present system. I suggest, however, that 
it would be well for the directors, or board, or 
committee, or whatever it may be called, that 
is to represent the alumni in college athletics, 
to keep in touch with the various alumni 



associations by reporting to them at regular 
intervals, and receiving in return their sug- 
gestions and advice. If that were done, it 
would probably appear that the matter of the 
kind of constitution adopted is of minor con- 
sequence, and that, as to the means of pro- 
moting the end, which Mr. Achorn and all of 
us have sincerely at heart, the points of agree- 
ment are more numerous and important than 
the points of difference. 

— Barrett Potter, '78. 



DR. HYDE'S READING. 

The first of the Monday evening series of 
readings was given by Dr. Hyde on January 
20. He read VVordsworth, "Expostulation and 
Reply," and the "Ode on Intimations of Immor- 
tality," which he ranked as Wordsworth's 
greatest poem, perhaps the greatest in the 
language. Several extracts from Carlyle and 
Emerson were read, and also from Browning. 
He said that to understand Browning one must 
remember that the poet always gets inside 
some character and works out ; that his works 
are unintelligible to many, because they fail to 
get his point of view. Altogether, the reading 
was interesting and instructive. There was a 
large attendance from both town and college. 

Below are the dates of the remaining 
readings, which will extend well toward the 
end of the winter term. 

January 27, igo2 — Matthew Arnold's "Balder Dead." 
Professor Henry Leland Chapman. 
February 3, 1902 — From Kipling. 

Dr. Alfred L. P. Dennis. 
February 17, 1902 — From Stevenson. 

Mr. Algernon Sydney Dyer. 
February 24, 1902 — Sophocles' Antigone. 

Professor Frank Edward Woodr iff. 
March 3, 1902 — Lessing's "Minna von Barnhelm." 
Professor George Taylor Files. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE DEBATE. 

A mass-meeting was held Wednesday of 
last week, at the call of G. E. Fogg, President 
of the Senior Class, to consider the proposi- 
tion of Amherst in regard to the establish- 
ment of debating interests which was con- 
veyed in the letter read by President Hyde at 
chapel the day before. Fogg presided at the 
meeting, and Walker, '02, was elected secre- 
tary. The question was discussed by Stone, 
Sinkinson, Anthoine, Kelley, '02, and Walker, 
Robinson, C. W. Smith, '03 ; and at request of 



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the presiding officer by Professors Mitchell, 
Files, and Callender. With one exception the 
sentiment seemed to be that Bowdoin is in a 
condition to take hold of the matter at once 
and develop debaters who can worthily repre- 
sent the college in the first debate, which may 
occur the last of April. It was pointed out 
by Professor Mitchell that next year there 
will be debates in competition for the Brad- 
bury prize recently established, which first 
becomes available at that time; so that with 
both the prize and the honor of representing 
the college later in an intercollegiate debate 
to look forward to, debating ought by next 
year to be on a firm foundation. At the mass- 
meeting a committee of three, — Stone, Gross, 
and Sinkinson, — was appointed to confer 
with the Faculty and appoint a final committee 
of five which is to have the management of 
the whole matter. This committee was 
announced Saturday as follows : Gray and 
Rodick, '02 ; White and Walker, '03 ; Dana, 
'04. As a part of their duty they are to 
decide all details of the affair, and in particu- 
lar whether it is advisable to reorganize the 
old George Evans Debating Society, or 
whether because of the numerous clubs and 
societies at Bowdoin some other way of devel- 
oping debaters may not be more effective. 



NEW YORI'v ALUMNI BANQUET. 

On Thursday evening, January 16, fifty 
loyal sons of Bowdoin held their annual ban- 
quet at the Hotel Manhattan in New York 
City. President Hyde and Professor Chap- 
man represented the Faculty. William J. Cur- 
tis, '75, who is one of the chief workers for 
the Memorial Entrance to be presented to the 
college, was president and toast-master. 
Thomas B. Reed, '60, was elected president for 
the ensuing year. 

Speeches were made on subjects of general 
interest by President Hyde, Hon. William 
McAdoo, ex-Secretary of the Navy, General 
Thomas H. Hubbard, '57, Professor Henry L. 
Chapman, '66, Professor Henry C. Emery, '92, 
of Yale University, Hon. James McKeen, '64, 
Edgar Pratt, '96, and Mr. George H. Putnam. 



PORTLAND ALUMNI. 

The thirty-second annual meeting of the 
Bowdoin alumni of Portland and vicinity will 
be held on Saturday, January 25, at the Fal- 



mouth Hotel. The oration will be given by 
Hon. Charles F. Libby, of the Class of 1864; 
the poem by Hanson H. Webster, of the Class 
of 1899; and Franklin C. Payson, of the Class 
of 1876, will act as toast-master. 



CAMPUS^ CliflT. 

The Sophomore debates will begin soon. 

Sexton, '04, is in Boston for a few days. 

The singing at chapel Sunday was particularly 
good. 

B. Barker, '02, was at the assembly in Portland 
last JMonday. 

Hon. E. N. JVlerrill, '74, of SI'COwhegan, was in 
town last week. 

Haley, '04, has returned to college after a sick- 
ness of six weeks. 

W. O. Hersey, '92, principal of Freeport High 
School, was in Brunswick recently. 

Holt, '03, who recently sprained his ankle, is now 
able to walk with the aid of a brace. 

A. M. Rollins, '99, of Norway High School, spent 
a few hours on the campus last week. 

The Freshmen are now learning how to breathe, 
under the direction of Professor Mitchell. 

A large number of students attended the theater 
in Portland, Saturday evening of last week. 

The moonlight and fine sleighing of last week 
furnished delightful opportunities for evening enjoy- 
ment. 

During the year 1901 there were 7,849 visitors at 
the Walker Art Building as against 6,648 for the 
year 1900. 

President Hyde was the author of "The Problems 
of Our Educational System" in the January number 
of the Forum. 

Clifford Stevens of Portland attended chapel 
exercises on Saturday morning. Mr. Stevens is a 
brother of Harold Stevens, ex-1903. 

1905 delinquents in entrance exams, had their 
last chance at the bat on Saturday. Whether some 
of them knocked a home run is not known. 

Charles E. Bellatty, formerly editor-in-chief of 
the Orient, is now connected with the advertising 
firm of H. B. Humphrey & Co., Boston, Mass. 

In a recent number of the Cliristian Endeavor 
World, President Hyde makes some valuable sug- 
gestions about knowing how to read properly. 

The three Junior assemblies will take place as 
follows : January 24, at Memorial Hall ; February 
21, at Town Hall; and March 21, at Town Hall. 

Professor Chapman delivered a lecture on "Mac- 
beth" in Bearce Hall at Kent's Hill, last week. It 
is needless to say that the lecture was much appre- 
ciated. 

Candidates for the degree of A.B. at Colby, 
after the present year, will not be required to take 
Greek, but may v 'take German, French, or some 
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Redlon, '05, is expected to return to college next 
term. 

Warren, '04, who has been quite sick for the past 
week, is now better. 

Professor Lee resumed his duties Tuesday after 
a few days' absence. 

Emerson, '04, who has been ill at College for 
the past week, has been obliged to go home. 

Letters from Bowler, '01, who is teaching school 
in the Philippines, report him in good health. 

Mr. J. L. Gibson of North Conway, N. H., was 
the guest of his son, H. D. Gibson, '02, last week. 

Professor Mitchell has introduced his "School 
and College Speaker" in Elocution i. 

The stock companies appearing at Bath the past 
two weeks have been well patronized by Bowdoin 
men. 

Professor Mitchell preached at both morning and 
evening services of the Central Church, Bath, on the 
twelfth. 

A number of Bates students and Brunswick 
people attended the concert of the Glee Club at Bath, 
Thursday. 

Professor Woodruff has given his customary 
introduction of Palmer's Translation of the Odyssey 
in Greek 2. 

The out-door track can now be used with safety, 
for the one bad corner has been remedied by Track 
Manager Mitchell. 

Thursday evening the lights went out in Maine 
Hall, in consequence of which many of the students 
took "deads" Friday. 

The annual concert of the Glee and Mandolin 
Clubs was given at Bath last Thursday evening. It 
was successful in every respect. 

Professor Lee lectured at the Greeley Institute, 
Cumberland Center, last Friday evening on his 
explorations in the Arctic regions. 

The Class of 1875 prize will be competed for for 
the first time this year. It was established by 
William J. Curtis of New York City, and consists 
of the annual income of $3,000. 

J. P. Webber, 1900, who is teacher of Oratory 
at the Bath High School, is preparing a cast from 
Bath Fligh students to present Sheridan's "Rivals" 
some time in March or April. 

We are glad that Colby has had $75,000 recently 
contributed to its funds ; and commend the loyalty 
of her alumni in meeting the conditional offer of 
$15,000, given by John D. Rockefeller. 

King Mike is not so attentive to the Freshman 
Class as usual. Whether it is Mike's fault or that 
of the Freshmen is not known. Probably he does 
not find 190S so congenial as former classes. 

"Joe" Pendleton, '90, representing Wright & Dit- 
son of Boston, has been on the campus during the 
last week with base-ball and track supplies. His 
next visit will be the first week of February. 

Rev. Mr. Harbutt, Secretary of the Maine Home 
Missionary Society, spoke at the Congregational 
church both morning and evening, Sunday, and at 
chapel and the Y, M. C. A. service in the afternoon. 
The patronesses at the Junior Assembly on Fri- 
day evening will be Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. 
Houghton, Mrs. Dr. Mitchell, and Mrs. Dennis. It is 



worthy of note that three of these ladies have sons 
in the Jtmior Class. 

Cunningham, Clark, Saimders, '04, N. L. Perkins, 
Farley, '03, and Donnell, Haggett and Much, '05, 
attend Miss Harvey's dancing school every Monday 
night. At the end of the season an assembly is to be 
given in the Alameda, Bath. 

A good and sure ,way of developing long dis- 
tance runners of which we are in need is to establish 
cross-country runs here. These runs are not only 
advantageous to the college, but they aUi furnish 
amusement to the contestants. 

Those who have deficiencies or conditions are 
henceforth not to receive the first notice which has 
always been sent out at the time the rank for the 
term is made up. The announcement of the facts 
on the rank-paper will be considered sufficient for a 
first notification. 

The directors of the Chapter House Association 
of the Theta Delta Chi Society met last Tuesday to 
discuss plans for the new Chapter House. The 
house will probably not be built this year, but by 
next year it is hoped that construction will be under 
way. 

The late ex-United States Senator James W. 
Bradbury of the Class of 1825 left a sum of money 
which yields $60 a year to the college. This divi- 
dend is to be given for the Senior prize in annual 
debates. The sum of $40 will be given to the winner 
and $20 to the loser. 

One looking over the Harvard Catalogue for 
1900-1901 may notice that Bowdoin has more repre- 
sentatives in the Graduate Law School than any 
other college except Brown and Harvard. It is a 
noticeable fact also that few colleges have more 
graduates in Congress than has old Bowdoin. 

Of interest to Penobscot county students : 

Bangor has been invaded by another deer. The 
animal came in on Center street and made a wide 
circuit, jumping fences and careering through back 
yards and across lots. Finally it broke a leg in a 
flying leap and jumped into the Kenduskeag, where it 
was shot by humane persons. The wardens were 
notified. — Daily Paper. 

The first themes of the term are due to-night. 
The subjects, for Juniors and Sophomores alike, are 
as follows : 

1. "Kommers" in New England Colleges. 

2. Is the Panama Canal Route Superior to the 
Nicaraguan? 

3. The Legend of William Tell. 

4. Poe's Place in American Literature. 

Davis, '05, was robbed of a purse containing 
about twenty-six dollars, last Saturday. The purse 
was in his room at Mrs. Mustard's on Maine Street, 
and is supposed to have been taken by a stranger 
who was admitted to the room during the absence 
of the occupants, by Mrs. Mustard, on his assertion 
that he was a friend and would wait in the room 
for the return of Davis or his room-mate. 

LTp to last week there had been few adjourns, 
unlike the beginning of the corresponding term last 
year, when the professor who did not grant from 
one to six adjourns because of sickness was the 
exception. At the end of last week there were a 
succession of adjourns, however, quite like last year 
when everyone had the grippe. There were no reci- 



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tations in Economics, Literature, or Latin after 
Thursday, and on Saturday tliere was no recitation in 
Junior Chemistry. 

President Hyde, discussing in a recent number of 
the Forum various problems of our educational sys- 
tem, says it ought not to be necessary in the twen- 
tieth century to insist upon such a truism as that 
examination in the elementary scliools should be a 
test of power rather than of mere acquisition ; that 
what the pupil can use, do, and thinlv about should 
be considered, not what he can remember. Yet this 
self-evident and simply reasonable proposition has 
not yet become established in the teacher's creed as 
widely as it should be, and it is pleasant to note 
every additional impulse in the right direction. Fewer 
studies in the elementary schools and the ability to 
handle every one of them effectively and understand- 
ingly, which he implies are the desirable tendencies 
to create, — these mean practical education indeed. 

The Psi Upsilon Fraternity plans to begin work 
on its new house as soon as the frost is out of the 
ground in the spring. No definite plans have yet 
been made, but in general the decision has been 
arrived at to have the house somewhat different 
from chapter-houses of the ordinary kind. There 
will be few, if any, student suites, but instead the 
houst will contain dining-room, matron's apart- 
ments, meeting hall, parlors, smoking-rooms, and 
other rooms of a character to make it more of a lodge 
and club-house than a residence for any considera- 
ble body of students. The lot on which the house is 
to stand is at the corner of JNIcKeen and Maine 
streets, adjoining the lot which is to be occupied by 
the Thetri Delta Chi House. The Building Commit- 
tee is Henry J. Furber of Chicago, Oliver C. Stevens 
of Boston, Barrett Potter of Brunswick, and 
Professor George T. Files of Brunswick. It is 
hoped that the House will be ready for occupancy 
before next January. 

The first issue of the Quill under the new scheme 
put in force with the incoming of a new board, 
appeared strictly on time last week. If the paper 
lives up to the resolutions which it explains in the 
opening article, it will surely be an honor to the 
college. It is a satisfaction to note the evidence 
given by the articles in which the situation in regard 
to the paper's reputation is discussed, and in the char- 
acter of the whole issue throughout, that the Quill 
is going to hold henceforth the place it ought to 
have in the life of the college, and that hereafter it 
is going to be the honor that it ought to be to 
"make" the Quill board. Without any disrespect to 
recent editorial boards of the paper as individuals, it 
has been patent that the large number of editors 
caused a division of honor and consequently of 
responsibility which seriously hindered the efficiency 
of the paper. There are now but four editors, 
including the business manager, and it will mean 
some real work to get a position as one of the four. 
The present board announces its intention to fill the 
paper with writings from their own pens if they can- 
not get the sort of contributions they have a right 
to expect from the college. The first issue certainly 
starts off well. The "Gray Goose Tracks," which 
have been a feature of the paper since its foundation, 
are composed in a style quite new and breezy. The 
other regular departments are right up to the stand- 
ard; there are two short poems, a clever story, "The 



Lady," and an essay which is one of the best things 
on the subject of the college man which has 
appeared for some time. It would have been inter- 
esting to have had this essay, by a recent graduate, 
"Wild Roses and Turnips," put side by side in the 
same issue with the essay by an undergraduate on 
the same subject which was published in the Decem- 
ber Quill. They form together an admirable state- 
ment of the aims and results of college life at Bow- 
doin. 



AT OTHER COLLEGES. 

The Harvard "Junior Wranglers" have chal- 
lenged Amherst to a debate to be held some time in 
March. 

Rev. Dr. Henry Hopkins has been appointed 
President of Williams College to succeed Dr. Car- 
ter, resigned. Dr. Hopkins comes from Kansas 
City, Mo., and has a son at Williams. 

Professor Cook Vanbenschoten, one of Wes- 
leyan's best known and oldest professors, died Fri- 
day after an illness of several weeks. 

Dr. Jay W. Seaver, director of Yale gymnasium, 
says that Yale will not be able to enter the competi- 
tion this year for the intercollegiate strength test 
owing to a sudden lack of interest among the stu- 
dents. 

A dual athletic meet has been arranged by the 
gymnastic association of Amherst College with Yale 
to be held in Pratt Gymnasium March 15. Amherst- 
Yalc will send a team of ten men. The other New 
England colleges will have a good chance to judge 
Amherst's athletic ability before the Worcester 
Meet. 

Many colleges have already begun to make prep- 
arations for the foot-ball season. John A. Gammons, 
Brown, '98, has been elected head coach of the foot- 
ball eleven and also the base-ball team at Brown, 
and Lester C. Dodge, '04, has been elected manager ; 
L. C. Stearns, '03, has been elected manager of the 
Colby foot-ball eleven. At Cornell, Daniel A. 
Reed of Dunkirk has been engaged to succeed Coach 
Starbuck. University of Pennsylvania has appointed 
Dr. Carl S. Williams. Campbell, captain of Harvard 
last year, will probably be Bowdoin's coach. 

"At the eighteenth annual dinner of the Bates 
College Alumni Association of Boston and vicinity, 
held at Young's Hotel, Friday evening, W. P. Fos- 
ter, instructor in English at the college, said Bates 
was the first college in the land as an educational 
institution, saying he had learned more in one year 
there than in any other year of his life. He advo- 
cated greater freedom in elective courses and spoke 
of the Bates societies, saying Harvard might well 
imitate their democratic principles." — Boston Post. 

Dispatches from Hanover to the Boston Sunday 
papers this week announce that Varney and Uniac, 
of the Dartmouth base-ball team, have been disqual- 
ified by the Athletic Committee from representing 
the college on the diamond this season because of 
charges of professionalism which have been proved 
against them. Both men played in the New York 
League last summer. Varney is the captain of the 
team, its best pitcher, and its mainstay in all close 
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shown himself a born player both in field and at the 
bat. The loss of these two men on the team this 
year is likely severely to cripple it, and there is 
anxious speculation among the. students at Hanover 
as to the means of repairing the loss. 

Tyng, '04, of Harvard University, in the pres- 
ence of several witnesses, made an unofficial strength 
test, recently, which registered 2,226.4. This is con- 
siderably better than the intercollegiate record of 
1,940.0 held by Allis of Minnesota University. The 
official test is not made until May. Tyng is the son 
of a missionary in Japan, and was born there. He 
entered Harvard from Stuttgart High School, Ger- 
many. 



Y. M. C. A. 



Last Sunday the speaker was Rev. Charles Harl- 
butt of the Maine Home Missionary Society, and 
there was a large attendance, although many stu- 
dents were out of town. He spoke of the definition 
of a Christian life which was given unwittingly by 
the Prophets in the Old Testament, and urged this 
definition for one as modern as any which have been 
formed since. 

There was a solo last Sunday by Mr. John Shaw 
of Bath. 

The Thursday meeting last week was led by Rob- 
inson. The subject was a practical one, — Practical 
Methods of Applying Christ's Teachings, — and was 
considered with particular reference to our situation 
as students of Bowdoin College. 

The annual subscription-paper of fifty cents from 
every student who is willing to contribute that bit 
to the Association, to help it send a delegate to the 
conventions and conferences, is now being carried 
around by the treasurer. The generous treatment 
of the paper by the students which it received last 
year is being repeated, and the Association is very 
grateful to the great body of non-members who in 
this way make the work of the Association possible. 



ATHLETICS. 



As Mr. Williams has to leave for Chicago in 
March it has been necessary for the base-ball man- 
agement to secure a second coach to take charge of 
the team during the spring term. It was not without 
careful consideration that this coach has been 
selected. The alumni have been consulted, the col- 
lege sentiment has been ascertained, and the players 
on the teams have been interviewed. Arrangements 
have now been definitely made with Horace W. 
Newenham of Cherryfield to coach the team during 
this next term. He is well-known to Bowdoin men 
by reputation, for he has played four years on the 
Colby team, three as captain, and two as coach and 
captain, too. In these two years, as we know only 
too well, he has turned out teams which have been 
champion of the State. Since graduation last spring 
he has played on the champion Portland team of the 



New England League, and after the close of the 
New England season on the Buffalo team, Eastern 
League. Mr. Newenham is everywhere regarded as 
one of the finest base-ball players Maine colleges 
have ever produced, and it seems as if Bowdoin is 
very lucky in securing him as coach. He has played 
almost every position on a team, although his regu- 
lar position is pitcher, and he has an intimate 
acciuaintance with Maine base-ball. He almost led 
his own nine in hitting, — and Colby had an excep- 
tionally heavy hitting team all around. Particularly 
noticeable is his high moral character which has 
always been above reproach. Mr. Williams, who is 
coaching the team in the cage, speaks in high terms 
of Newenham's efficiency and ability, and is certain 
that he will be able to carry forward the develop- 
ment of the team steadily from the point where it is 
dropped by himself at the end of this term. 

There has been some talk about college for the 
past week of organizing class basket-ball teams. 
The chief difficulty seems to be that there is no ..suit- 
able place for the teams to practice. The new 
base-ball cage would make an ideal place to play the 
game, were it a trifle wider. The gymnasium is not 
suitable because of the overhead running track. The 
only remaining place seems to be the town hall, and 
it is doubtful if that could be secured. Much inter- 
est would doubtless be kindled were four or more 
teams organized in college, and besides, the games 
would furnish amusement for the whole student 
body. Doubtless with our new gymnasium will 
come a well adapted place for playing basket-ball. 

The Freshman Class seem to have some good 
athletic material this year. They should utilize the 
outdoor running track more than they do. 

The Advisory Committee received a letter Mon- 
day from the University of Maine Athletic Associa- 
tion, in which Bowdoin is asked to unite with the 
other colleges of the State in a conference to be 
held in Waterville some Saturday in February, for 
the purpose of formulating suggestions which will 
secure united action in regard to the eligibility of 
players, financial guarantees, the settlement of dis- 
putes, and other matters which need consideration. 
The organization of a Quadrangular League, after 
the plan of the Triangular League between Amherst, 
Wesleyan, and Williams, is proposed. It is sug- 
gested that each association elect three representa- 
tives — one undergraduate, one alumnus who shall 
have been out of college for at least five years, and 
one member of the Faculty. This would bring 
together a body of men well informed about the 
points of friction in the past and the difficulties of 
th-» present. It is understood that this conference 
hi no way would bind those who might take part in 
it until its recommendations should be adopted by 
the athletic associations of Bates, Bowdoin, Colby 
and the University of Maine. 

Bowdoin will probably consent to send represen- 
tatives to such a conference, but it is not likely that 
any permanent resolutions in regard to eligibility 
can be agreed upon under present conditions. As 
far as a League is concerned, the unfortunate out- 
come to all these leagues in the past would seem to 
be good warning that Bowdoin keep out of any in 
the future. The very Triangular League which is 
rnentioned as an example has many troubles and 
dissensions. The sentiment at Bowdoin is likely to 
be decidedly against trying the old experiment again. 



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ALUMN 



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

M. '55. — Dr. Seth C. Gordon addressed the Civic 
Club of Portland, January 15, on the subject, "Pub- 
lic Health." 

'69. — Hon. G. F. Mosher, LL.D., has recently 
returned to the editorial chair of the Morning Star, 
Boston, iN'Iass. Dr. Mosher became editor of this 
paper in 1875. In 1881 he resigned the office in 
order to take consular service in France and Ger- 
many. On his return, in 1885, he was made presi- 
dent of Hillsdale College, Hillsdale. Mich., a posi- 
tion which he ably filled until his resignation in June 
last. 

M. '87. — Dr. A. H. Harding, practicing physi- 
cian for the last few years in Natick, Mass., has 
moved to Bangor, where he has taken the Dr. Field 
house and office on Hammond Street, opposite the 
Y. M. C. A. Dr. Harding is a native of Maine, a 
graduate of Bowdoin, and of the Post-Graduate 
College and Hospital of New York. He has had a 
large practice in Massachusetts, but on account of 
the climate has decided to return to Maine. 

Hon. Augustus F. Moulton, '73, and Ira S. Lc:ke, 
Esq., '74, were among the two leading speakers at 
the meeting of the Lincoln Club, held at Portland, 
January 15. 

'9S-M. '98.— Dr. Alfred Mitchell, Jr., has recently 
been elected as adjunct to the hospital surgeons' 
staff of the Maine General Hospital at Portland. 

'95. — Allen Quimby, for several years sub-princi- 
pal of the Augusta High School, is now in the man- 
ufacturing business in Greenville. His position in 
Augusta is filled by Fred H. Cowan, 'oi. 

At a recent meeting of the state dental board of 
examiners of Massachusetts, out of over eighty can- 
didates of whom over one-half failed. Dr. F. H. 
Mead, '95, and Dr. E. L, Hall were successful. Dr. 
Hall has lately opened an office at Augusta. Dr. 
Mead is practicing at JNIalden, Mass. 

'96. — Ralph W. Leighton is now practicing law in 
Mt. Vernon, Me. 

'96. — Dr. Preston Kyes, now on the medical 
faculty of the University of Chicago, will have 
a six months leave of absence, this year, which he 
will spend in Germany. He has recently published 
several pamphlets on anatomical and surgical sub- 
jects. 

'96. — Dr. John Harold Bates is now practicing 
medicine in East Rochester, N. H. 

'96. — Mr. John A. Morrill, of Auburn, is now 
preparing the revision of the Public Laws of Maine, 
commonly known as the Revised Statutes. Last 
winter he was appointed commissioner and he has 
already made several preliminary reports to the 
Governor and Comicil, relative to the progress of 
his undertaking. He must have his work com- 
pleted before the next session of the Legislature. 
This revision is the fifth of its kind in Maine and 
will be hailed with delight by every lawyer in the 



State, because it has been about twenty years since 
the last previous revision was made. 

'97. — Dr. H. E. Gribben of Portland has removed 
to Augusta, where he makes a specialty of diseases 
of the eye and ear. 

'98. — Arthur L. Hunt has just completed a gas 
schedule at the census office, for which he has been 
commended. 

'98. — Percival P. Baxter and John W. Dana, who 
passed the Maine bar examinations in the fall, have 
opened law offices in Portland. 

'98. — Frank H. Swan, who was recently admitted 
to the bar, is prominently mentioned as the next 
mayor of Westbrook. 

'99. — Arthur H. Nason, Professor of English at 
Kent's Hill, is finding opportunity to carry on some 
Ij^^erary work outside of his regular class-work. At 
Curistmas time he issued for private circulation a 
dainty little volume entitled "A Yule-Tide Song and 
Other Verse," the receipt of a copy of which the 
Orient acknowledges with pleasure. Mr. Nason is 
also the editor-in-chief of the Kent's Hill Breeze, 
which is an exchange far above the average academy 
or high school publication, and better than many col- 
lege magazines. The January number has a hand- 
some cover designed by one of the pupils of the 
seminary. 

'99. — Ralph M. Greenlaw is connected with the 
census office at Washington. 

'99. — Cony Sturgis is connected with the Depart- 
ment of Education, Porto Rico. His address is 
Box 182, San Juan. 

'99. — Walter B. Clarke, of Damariscotta, has 
announced his candidacy for state senator from Lin- 
coln County before the next Republican convention, 
which will convene at Wiscasset in July. Mr. 
Clarke has already served two terms as assistant 
secretary of the Senate and is thoroughly con- 
versant with the details and routine of that body. 
Meanwhile he will continue his study of law in the 
second year course at Harvard. 



Philippine Alumni Association. 

As Secretary, I wish to announce through the 
Orient the organization of the "Philippine Associa- 
tion of Bowdoin College," which was formed August 
17 on board the U. S. S. A. T. Thomas while en 
route from San Francisco to Manila. 

Its purpose is to promote good-fellowship and 
to secure mutual help and protection among the 
graduates of Bowdoin College in the Philippine 
Islands. 

Officers and Members. 

President — Clarence E. Baker, Bacon, Prov. of 
Sorsogon, Luzon, P. I. 

Vice-President — Thomas C. Randall, Bulan, 
Prov. of Sorsogon, Luzon, P. I. 

Secretary and Treasurer — Albro L. Burnell, 
Claveria, Prov. of Cagayan, Luzon, P. I. 

Members — David W. Spear, Percy C. Giles, 
Thomas W. Bowler, John A. Corliss, Arthur L. 
Small, Roscoe E. Whiting. 
Yours truly, 

Albro L. Burnell, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BRlTNSWlCK, MAINE, JANUAEY 30, 1902. 



Vol. XXXI. 



No. 22. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 
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Clement F. Robinson, 190.3, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Farnswokth G. IVIarshall, 1903, 

Assistant Busine.ss Manager. 

Associate Editors. 

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Blaine S. Viles, 1903. Harold J. Everett, 1904. 

S. Clement W. Simpson, 1903. 

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At the last meeting of the Orient Board 
the question of new members was discussed 
and their ehgibihty- settled. The conditions 
for becoming a candidate have been made much 
more rigid this year, in order that new editors 
may be carefully chosen and be fully compe- 
tent. To be eligible for election each candi- 
date must present two editorials on pertinent 
college topics and must in addition hand in for 
publication copy enough to fill one page of the 
paper. A little explanation of these conditions 
may be necessary. The editorials should be 
presented before March 15. They may or may 
not be published, but all proper care should be 
given to rhetoric, grammar, and punctuation, 
for slovenly written articles will receive little 
attention. A college paper is usually expected 



to be a model of good English, though it too 
often falls below that standard. It will be 
remembered that these themes are to be edito- 
rials, not history, fiction, or merely statistics. 

One page of news is the minimum amount, 
which of course means copy handed in, and 
will include duplications of matter. It should 
contain college news, alumni and athletic notes, 
and other matter of interest. While this is 
the minimum amount required, yet every man 
who desires to try for the Board must bear in 
mind that an abundance of news signifies 
abundance of interest in the paper and a corre- 
sponding wish to make it successful. All news 
should be left with the editor-in-chief before 7 
P.M. Sundays. The exact number of men to 
be added to the Board has not been fixed, 
except that no man will be elected who does not 
show ability and desire for work and interest 
in the paper. Any further information desired 
may be obtained from members of the Board 
at any time. We invite all who have literary 
aspirations to work for a chance on the Orient 
staff. 



There are many men in college who believe 
that some uniform system of "fishing," such 
as is at the present time in vogue in many col- 
leges, should be adopted here. There are 
many reasons why this should be done. In 
the first place it is much better for the candi- 
date. It gives him an opportunity to look 
over the different societies and, providing he is 
a desirable man, to select the crowd most 
agreeable to his tastes. As the matter stands 
now, a inan sometimes, and perhaps it may be 
said often, pledges to some fraternity only to 
be sorry for his action later on. Then again 
it would be more desirable from the fraternity 
standpoint, allowing more time to look over 
the candidates and select from their numbers. 



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And last it would be better for the college — 
benefiting college spirit. Where now frater- 
nity talk predominates in the summer, college 
talk would be heard. This matter should be 
considered by the different chapters in the 
college, and if considered feasible some joint 
action should be taken. The project can be 
put through not by one fraternity taking the 
initiative, but by all working together. 



The demonstration prevalent in certain 
chapel forms for several recent mornings was 
utterly uncalled for. There were no 'varsity 
■foot-ball conquerors on parade. There were 
no heroes of debate returning for palm and 
laurel, books and feet, slam and tramp. Quite 
to the contrary, on one of the mornings men- 
tioned, strangers were in attendance ; and on 
two mornings at least, the prayer was dis- 
turbed. In short, the felicity of the occasion 
could not justify such conduct. So this type 
of manners, alike untimely and mischievous, 
must merit only positive censure. In the name 
of simple reverence and home-spun courtesy, 
let this indecency end. 



During the past month the Orient has 
received numerous communications from 
alumni regarding an athletic constitution, but 
not even so much as an expression of opinion 
from an undergraduate. Can it be that there 
is so little interest in the matter among the 
students as this neglect seems to show? We 
hope that this is not the truth. The need of a 
constitution has been shown again and again. 
It rests with the undergraduate body to take 
active steps toward having one, and we call 
upon them to make that step. A mass-meet- 
ing would surely discover the prevailing senti- 
ment in regard to the selection of a joint com- 
mittee of alumni and undergraduates to make 
a simple, practical set of rules and regulations 
satisfactory to all. The sooner it is done the 
better. 



To the Editors of the Orient: 

It was with much pleasure that I read the 
letter of Mr. Edgar O. Achorn published in 
the Orient of last week. I am glad to see 
the alumni are taking more interest in the ath- 
letic affairs of the college. Upon the whole I 
agree with his sentiments. 

It is of little use to discuss the defeats of 
the last season. Corn cannot be ground with 
water that has run past the mill. Many 
reasons have been ascribed for the unfortunate 
foot-ball season. I have followed the team 
about as closely as any one, and I am compelled 
to think it was Fate which caused our colors to 
be lowered ; it was never intended for us to 
win. For instance, in the last game at Water- 
ville, after a few minutes of play the ball was 
carried over the line, but it was lost, and there 
was no score. Twice after, in the same game, 
Bowdoin carried the ball to within three yards 
of the goal of the enemy, when the ball was 
stolen from the man carrying it. With this we 
have no fault to find. 

One thing exemplified by the defeats of the 
team in 1901 is a compensation for those 
defeats. It was demonstrated beyond doubt 
that Bowdoin undergraduates are loyal, and 
will support a losing team. A winning team 
needs no encouragement ; but the defeated team 
should have both encouragement and sympa- 
thy, and although the white went down to 
defeat, the support of the undergraduates 
never wavered. 

While a constitution will not help win vic- 
tories, it is desirable that one be adopted as 
soon as possible. I think I have seen every 
constitution thus far proposed, and in my 
opinion, none of them fill the bill. If this 
entire matter could be left in the hands of three 
or four men like Professor F. N. Whittier, 
Barrett Potter, and J. Clair Minot, a constitu- 
tion both practical and satisfactory can be pre- 
pared. Thus far too much stress has been 
placed upon inconsequent matters. 

In Mr. Nutter a most excellent foot-ball 
manager has been selected. The next step 
should be to engage the best coach obtainable 
in the country, and the work of this coach can 
be supplemented by that of graduates. All 
have confidence in Captain Munro, and he will 
do everything possible to bring out a winning 
team. 

The coming season there should be a train- 
ing table, and if possible, a trainer. The team 
must be self-sacrificing, and remember they are 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



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battling for the honor of Bowdoin, that in the 
bitter hour of defeat regret over lost opportuni- 
ties but adds bitterness to the defeat. 

Let the alumni and the undergraduates 
work together in athletics as in other matters, 
and Bowdoin will win her share of victories 
in the future, as she has done in the past. 
Henry A. Wing. '8o. 



JUNIOR ASSEMBLY. 

The first Junior Assembly to be held in 
Memorial Hall since 1898 took place on Friday 
evening. It was successful in every particu- 
lar. Plummer's Orchestra of Lewiston fur- 
nished the music for an order of sixteen dances 
with three extras. Great credit is due to the 
assembly committee for their work in arrang- 
ing the dance so well. 

The patronesses were Mrs. William 
DeWitt Hyde, Mrs. Alfred Mitchell, Mrs. 
Franklin C. Robinson, and Mrs. A. L. P. 
Dennis. About sixty couples were present. 
Among those present who are not undergrad- 
uates were Dr. A. L. P. Dennis, F. B. Merrill, 
1900, R. C. Foster, 1901, and G. W. Chipman, 
Colby, 1902. 



ANNUAL DINNER OF PORTLAND 
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 

The 32d annual meeting and bancjuet of the 
Portland Alumni Association of Bowdoin 
occurred at the Falmouth Hotel, .Saturday 
evening, January 25. The business meeting 
was held at seven o'clock when the following 
officers were elected : 

President — Frederick H. Gerrish, '66. 

Vice-Presidents — John Marshall Brown, 
'60 ; Charles A. Ring, '68 ; Seth L. Larrabee, 
"75 ; Franklin C. Payson, '76. 

Secretary — Arthur F. I3elcher, '82. 

Treasurer — Elias Thomas, Jr., '94. 

Executive Committee — Hannibal H. Emery, 
'74; Levi Turner, Jr., '86; Richard C. Payson, 

'93- 

Dinner Committee — Clark B. Eastman, 
'97; Frank H. Swan, '98; Joseph B. Reed, '83. 

Orator — Chase Eastman, '96. 

Poet — Henry L. Chapman, '66. 

Toast-Master — Eben W. Freeman, '85. 

The banquet followed the business meeting 
and was enjoyed by about forty alumni. At 
the conclusion of the dinner, Mr. Percival P. 



Baxter was introduced by President Gerrish 
as the poet of the occasion. Mr. Baxter 
delivered an excellent poem entitled "Greeting 
to Bowdoin," which was received with 
applause. 

President Gerrish then introduced Mr. 
Franklin C. Payson as toast-master. Mr. Pay- 
son responded in a happy vein, and first called 
upon President Hyde, who was heartily 
received as he arose to respond for the college. 
Dr. Flyde extolled the grand alumni of Bow- 
doin and spoke particularly of Chief Justice 
Fuller and Thomas B. Reed. He also touched 
upon the matter of scholarship, and said that 
we must add some new professors in the near 
future, and must drop the Greek requirement 
at the earliest possible moment. 

Professor Chapman was then called upon 
and received a hearty ovation. Fie said in 
part: "I had supposed that I was not going 
to speak here to-night, having believed that 
the toasts were given out. But I remember 
that twenty-five years ago your honored toast- 
master formed one end of the battery of the 
college nine, and so I think that he is trying 
to work some of his curves here to-night." 
Professor Chap'man quoted several stories from 
Dooley's letters and evoked roars of merri- 
ment by his rendering of the Celtic language. 

Judge Putnam received great applause as 
he related a story about Mark Twain and Wil- 
liam M. Evarts. Mr. M. A. Floyd, Hon. 
Augustus F. Moulton and others were called 
upon, and the banquet was closed. Hon. Chas. 
F. Libby, '64, who had been announced as the 
orator of the evening, was unable to accept 
the honor, because of his recent return from 
abroad and the demands of business. 

The following gentlemen enjoyed this 
notable occasion : President William DeW. 
Hyde; Judge William L. Putnam, '55; Pren- 
tiss Loring, '56 ; Gen. John Marshall Brown, 
'60; Dr. Charles O. Hunt and Hon. F. M. 
Ray, '61 ; Gen. C. P. Mattocks, '62 ; Judge 
Enoch Foster, '64 ; Professor Henry L. Chap- 
man and Dr. Frederick H. Gerrish, '66 ; Dr. 
George H. Cummings, '72 ; Hon. Augustus F. 
Moulton, y^, ; Ira S. Locke, '74 ; M.-A. Floyd, 
Hon. Seth L. Larrabee, Hon. George F. 
McQuillan, '75 ; Hon. Franklin C. Payson, '76; 
F. O. Conant and Virgil C. Wilson, '80 : 
Arthur F. Belcher, '82 ; Joseph B. Reed and 
S. T. B. Jackson, '83 ; Eben Winthrop Free- 
man, '85 ; Levi Turner, '86 ; Arthur W. Mer- 
rill, '87; Professor George T. Files, '89; 
Charles L. Hutchinson, '90; Leon M. Fobes, 



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'92; R. C. Payson, '93; Dr. Alfred Mitchell, 
Jr., and Harry B. Russ, '95 ; Eugene L. Bodge, 
Clark B. Eastman and Philip Webb Davis, '97; 
Percival P. Baxter and Frank H. Swan, '98 ; 
Philip C. Haskell, Lucien P. Libby and Lincoln 
L. Cleaves, '99; and Robert C. Foster, 1901. 



ANNUAL DINNER OF KENNEBEC 
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 

The fourth annual meeting and banquet of 
the Kennebec Alumni Association will take 
place at Hotel North, Augusta, Monday 
evening, February 13. President Hyde and 
Professor Lee expect to attend, as will also 
some representative of the undergraduates. 



CALENDAR. 

Thursday, Jan. 30 — History Club. 

Monday, Feb. 3 — Reading from Kipling by Dr. Den- 
nis. 
Dinner of Kennebec Alumni Asso- 
ciation. 
Jury Meeting. 

Tuesday, Feb. 4^Government Club at New Mead- 
ows. 

Wednesday, Feb. 5 — Glee Club Concert at Brunswick. 

Thursday, Feb. 6— -Glee Club Concert at Lewiston. 

Saturday, Feb. 8— B. A. A. Meet. 

Sunday, Feb. 9 — Day of Prayer for Colleges. 

Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Glee Club Concert at Portland. 

Thursday, Feb. 13 — Glee Club Concert at Saco. 
'68 Prize Speaking. 

Friday, Feb. 14 — Glee Club Concert at Steinert 
Hall, Boston. 

Saturday, Feb. 15 — Glee Club Concert at University 
Club, Boston. 

Monday, Feb. 17 — Reading from Stevenson by Mr. 
Dyer. 

Friday, Feb. 21 — Second Junior Assembly. 

Saturday, Feb. 22 — Washington's Birthday. 

Monday, Feb. 24 — Reading from Sophocles' Antigone 
by Professor Woodruff. 

Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Student Volunteer Convention 
begins at Toronto. 



The contract for the 1903 Bugle has been given 
by Business Manager Merrill to Novello Crafts of 
the Lakeside Press, Portland. For several years 
this well-known firm has published the Bugle, and 
the excellence of their work on it has called forth 
much commendation. 

Ex-Sheriff Despeaux's name is being mentioned 
more prominently than ever in connection with the 
next nomination for the county office, and it is 
believed here that he will be the leading candidate 
for the Republicans. The general feeling in Bruns- 
wick toward the Pearson regime is not wholly 
friendly, while Mr. Despeaux's friends are numerous 
on his own account. 



CAMPUS CbiflT. 



Files, '02, is on the sick list. 

Bodwell, '01, was on the campus Sunday. 

Bly, special, returned to college last Friday. 

Smith, '04, returned to his home last week on 
account of sickness. 

Andy Havey strained his ankle, Sunday, and will 
have to limp for a time. 

Fessenden, '04, had a slight accident Monday, 
while practicing in the cage. 

The Freshmen under Captain Munro began prac- 
tice with the dummy Thursday. 

Professor Lee delivered a lecture in Fryeburg on 
Wednesday evening of last week. 

Six large lockers were set up in the base-ball cage 
in Upper Memorial Hall this week. 

Fred Piper of Hebron Academy, visited his 
brother. Piper, '05, Saturday and Sunday. 

Whitmore, '03, obtained one of the highest scores 
at a recent meet of the Brunswick Gun Club. 

Webb, '02, was called to Boston very suddenly, 
Sunday, on account of the illness of his sister. 

"Hans" Walker, 1901, principal of the Mechanic 
Falls High School, spent Sunday with friends in 
college. 

John White, '01, was in Brunswick Saturday of 
last week. He reports hard but interesting employ- 
ment in the mill. 

Rabbit hunting appears to be the proper thing 
just at present. Among the fortunate gunners are 
Hayes, Rolfe, and Webb, all of '02. 

The Economics Club met with McCann, January 
21. Cobb read an article on "The Trans-Siberian 
Railroad and the Development of Siberia." 

We hope that 1904 will be able to hold more of 
its assemblies in Memorial Hall next year. The re- 
cent assembly was certainly a college affair. 

On Monday evening Professor Chapman gave, a 
delightful reading in Memorial Hall of Matthew 
Arnold's "Balder Dead," the second in the winter's 
series of readings. 

The contract has recently been awarded for the 
electric road between Brunswick and Yarmouth. 
A park will be made at South Freeport similar to 
Merrymeeting Park. 

Emerson, '04, has been compelled to take a 
month's rest, which he very much needed owing to 
nervous disorders. His friends will be glad to 
know that he is gaining rapidly. 

D. E. McCormick, president of the Y. M. C. A., 
will speak briefly for the Association this Thursday 
evening at the mid-week meeting of the Central 
Church, Bath. This is the Day of Prayer for Col- 
leges in many churches. 

Frank Mikelsky, '04, who has been absent two 
weeks, has returned to college. He is now repre- 
senting three of the leading New York custom tail- 
oring houses, Bernheim Bros., Klee & Co., and the 
Kahn-Feinberg Co. He has received a full line of 
spring and summer suitings, which may be seen at 8 
South Appleton. 



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191 



The number using the running track daily 
increases. 

J. S. Hall of Andover, '04, spent Sunday with 
friends on the campus. 

Arthur L. Robinson, son of Professor Robinson, 
has been elected editor-in-chief of the Sigma, the 
Brunswick High School paper. 

Professor Moody intends to continue the elective 
course of applied mathematics begun last term. 
This course is open for Freshmen. 

Several of the students attended the production 
of the "Pirates of Penzance," given by the leading 
society people of Bath, last week. 

The chapel quartet for last Sunday afternoon was 
composed of Denning, Preston, Gibson, Archibald. 
"Nearer, My God, to Thee," was very well ren- 
dered. 

The Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity went to the 
Gurnet last Saturday evening for a ride and shore- 
dinner. Including guests, forty-three sat down to 
supper. 

Dr. Dennis gave an hour Wednesday of last week 
for making up incompletes. Owing to his absence 
this week History 5 has three adjourns and History 
2, one. 

The Government Club met with Haley, 1902, on 
January 22. The topic for discussion was the 
Government of India, with a paper on that subject 
by Cobb. 

The contemplated debate between Amherst and 
Bowdoin appears to meet the approval of our 
alumni. Our debating society is a good thing to 
push along. 

The contestants for the new history prize are : 
Anthoine, Carter, and Sinkinson, '02 ; Abbott, 
Clifford, CoffiTi, Farley, Fuller, Martin, J. B. 
Perkins and Robinson, '03. 

Several of the students took advantage of the 
low rates on the Maine Central to see the famous 
actor James Hackett at the Jefferson Theater, Port- 
land, last Monday and Tuesday. 

Farnsworth, '03, was burned on the hand by an 
explosion of the alcohol which he was distilling in 
the chemistry laboratory, Monday. His glasses 
were broken and the apparatus destroyed. Next! 

The clearing off of the storm, Thursday night, 
considerably affected the spirits of a number in 
Winthrop and, Maine Halls, and red fire, pistols and 
horns gave the impression of a miniature Fourth of 

July. 

President Hyde has written to the secretary of 
the Kennebec Bowdoin Alumni Association that he 
and Professor Lee will be present at the fourth 
annual meeting and banquet of the association at the 
Hotel North, Augusta, February 3. 

Professor Dennis is to speak by invitation to the 
class in German 5, Saturday, on the Government of 
Germany. Later in the term Professor Callendar 
is to give this class in a similar way an outline of 
the Economic Problems of the Empire. 

Rhodes, '97, was on the campus last Thursday on 
his way to Rockland from Washington, where he 
has been acting as private secretary to Congressman 
Littlefield. He intends to take his examinations for 
the State bar during next spring. 



There is great interest in the hand-ball games 
with which each base-ball squad begins its practice. 
The same partners are kept from day to day, and 
rivalry is earnest. There has even been one slight 
personal injury reported as a result of spirited play- 
ing. 

Professor Woodruff gave his illustrated lecture 
on Greece in the Science Building last Friday before 
a good audience. Professor Woodruff will give a 
lecture on Grecian architectures in the same room in 
the near future. The hour will be announced on the 
bulletin board. 

The College very nearly lost two of its pets, last 
week, when two of the little dogs, such familiar 
figures on the campus, were caught playing upon the 
railroad track by a moving train and thrown several 
feet. The on-lookers v/ere apparently more alarmed 
than the dogs. 

The Plistory Club will meet this Thursday even- 
ing at Abbott's room, North Appleton, to discuss 
"England in Egypt." A paper by Blanchard will 
open the evening, after which various phases of the 
subject assigned to other members of the club for 
investigation will be brought out. 

Professor Lee is giving his class in Geology some 
rare treats now-a-days. At the lessons last week 
he gave stereopticon views of his explorations in 
Labrador. Among the most interesting pictures 
were those of Bowdoin Canyon and Mount Hyde, 
which were named after our college and its Presi- 
dent. 

The regular meeting of the History Club occurred 
January 21, at the New Meadows Inn. Dr. 
Dennis and eleven of the members were present. 
The literary program was opened by Clifford with a 
paper on "The Holy Roman Empire To-Day," treat- 
ing of the demands for land by the Pope, and the 
relations with the Italian government. After the 
reading the paper was discussed. 

Two large crayon portraits have lately been hung 
in the Chemical Lecture Room. One, presented by 
the Class of '73. is of Professor Cyrus F. Brackett. 
once professor of science here, now professor of 
physics at Princeton. The other is a portrait of 
Professor Goodell, who is now professor of botany 
at Harvard. At one time he occupied a professor- 
ship in Bowdoin. Both crayons are fine pieces of 
work by A. E. Moore of Portland. 

The executive committee of the Y. M. C. A. met 
Monday noon and voted to send three delegates to 
the great Toronto Conference next month, with the 
possible addition later of a fourth. The increase in 
repi-esentation has been made possible by the liberal 
response which the student body is making to the 
request for signatures to the usual subscription 
paper. The selection of delegates will be made at 
the meeting this Thursday evening, and a large 
number should be present. 

A special meeting of Deutscher Verein was held 
at New Meadows Inn, January 23. Singing was 
made a more important part of the program than 
heretofore, owing to the arrival of the song books. 
After the "Gesong" papers were read by Swett and 
Nutter, the subject of the former being "The Faust 
Legend," that of the latter "Johanna Spyri." Both 
Professor Files and Mr. Ham were present, as were 
also former members Webber, '00, Larrabee, Lewis, 



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and Wyman, 'oi. Plans for the Verein room in the 
new hbrary were discussed. The next meeting 
occurs February 13. 

Dr. Dennis has received a letter from W. J. Cur- 
tis, Esq., of New York, in which was enclosed a 
check for $200 for the immediate needs of the col- 
lege library in the departinent of history. Mr. Cur- 
tis is the founder of the Class of 1875 Prize, 
and as the library is not equipped for the study of 
history in the way that Mr. Curtis wishes the sub- 
ject taken up in competition for the prize, he an- 
nounced his intention at the Bowdoin alumni dinner 
in New York, a few days ago, of increasing the 
facilities for its study. This present to the library is 
given in the name of the Class of 1875, of which Mr. 
Curtis was a member. 



AMHERST DEBATE, 

The formal challenge from Amherst was 
received by the Bowdoin committee of five, Monday, 
and they are now perfecting details for the debate. 
This contest with Amherst, it should be understood, 
is a college affair, managed by the committee 
appointed in mass-meeting by the whole student 
body. The newly-formed debating club will be a 
very effective means for developing a debating team, 
it is hoped, but the first debate will not be in the 
name of a club, but in the name of the colleges as a 
whole. The immediate proposition of Amherst is 
that an agreement for two years be definitely made, 
the first debate to take place in Brunswick, the next 
in Amherst, This plan will have the minor disad- 
vantage for Bowdoin that there will not be the extra 
incentive of a trip to Amherst for the team; but it 
will have the great advantages that it will arouse 
and retain our interest to the highest degree ; that 
our untried debaters will be in their home territory, 
where honorable defeat will not be so galling but 
victory will be quite as glorious. 

On Monday evening those interested in forming 
a Debating Club met in the Chemical Lecture Room. 
A constitution and by-laws was adopted, with a few 
exceptions like that of the George Evans Debating 
Society. A committee of five, Fogg and Walker, 
1902, Webber and Robinson, 1903, and Everett, 1904, 
was appointed to make nominations for officers. 
Gray, 1902, occupied the chair, with Dana, 1904, as 
secretary pro tern. 



Y. M. C. A. 



The membership of the Y. M. C. A, at Bowdoin 
has been increasing fast lately. The chief cause, 
perhaps, for lack of interest in the past has been that 
the Association could offer no inducement to an 
active fellow to join — nothing for him to do or take 
a share in doing. The greater pains taken with Sun- 
day services this year have given a tangible ground of 
interest which is an advance over previous years. As 
Mr. Carter pointed out last Sunday, however, the 
internal work of such an organization as a 
college Christian Association is not the only work, 
nor is it often the most effective work. At Har- 
vard the Association conducts mission schools and 



reading-rooms. In our vicinity there are chances 
for outside work not less varied. With the dele- 
gates of the Association fresh from Toronto some 
one of several such plans which are now under con- 
sideration will be proposed, and assistance asked 
fron-' students both within and without the Associa- 
tion. Next year the Y. M. C. A, is to have new 
quarters, and it hopes earnestly to have a general 
secretary to conduct its work, inlernally and exter- 
nally. 

A large audience last Sunday greeted Mr. E, C. 
Carter, general secretary of the Harvard University 
Association. This is his first visit either to Maine 
or to Bowdoin, His theme was the outside work 
which the Harvard Association carries on so suc- 
cessfully. He delineated informally the character- 
istics and history of this movement. A half-decade 
ago the Harvard Christian Association was without 
prestige or influence, almost a laughing-stock. Now 
it is in a position of great power in the University, 
and has for its officers men prominent in all sorts 
of University activities, the President being O. G. 
Frantz, the home-run hitter of the base-ball team 
and leader of cheering at the foot-ball game last fall. 
The Association has reached this enviable position 
by a hard struggle, and a large part of the result 
was brought about by interesting fellows who were 
not Association members in the work in the slums of 
Boston and Cambridge. Mr. Carter, himself, grad- 
uated but a year ago, and he spoke, consequently, 
from the knowledge almost of an undergraduate, and 
with great freshness and vigor. 

Miss Gibson of Bath sang a solo last Sunday. 

Last Thursday the meeting was led by Green, '05. 
The subject was, "Are We Doing Our Best?" and 
the basis of discussion was the parable of the talents. 

The annual Day of Prayer for Colleges comes a 
week from Sunday, and special effort will be made 
to have the Association meeting attractive. 

This Thursday evening the delegates to go to 
Toronto will be elected in business session after the 
prayer-meeting. Everyone interested should be 
present. 



ATHLETICS. 



Because of the disastrous season of last year's 
foot-ball team, many people outside of the college 
who have not followed very closely the athletic his- 
tory of Bowdoin have come to the mistaken con- 
clusion that Bowdoin is and always has been weak 
in athletics. The records of the past show that this 
is untrue. Bowdoin has more than held her own, 
not only with the other Maine colleges but the other 
New England colleges of its size. Since the first 
athletic meet of the M, L A. A. in 1895, Bowdoin 
has won every meet by a large number of points. 
In 1893, Bowdoin sent a team of two men to Worces- 
ter but no points were won. In 1896, Bowdoin 
won fourth place in the Worcester meet, and in the 
following year she won third place. In 1899, Bow- 
doin's standard went higher and the meet was won 
by 23 points. Last year, we sent a little squad of 
two men to, the Mott Haven games and they cap- 
tured 4 points. Nine other colleges varying from 
five to ten men failed to score even one point. 

Since a wrong impression of our athletic stand- 



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193 



ing has gone abroad, it is only with justice to our- 
selves that we have gathered together some of the 
records of the past to correct that impression. 
Below, we have printed the scores of base-ball and 
foot-ball games with the other Maine colleges, and 
the results of the seven jNIaine meets that have been 
lield. It will be of interest to both graduates and 
undergraduates to look over these scores, some of 
which have no doubt been forgotten. 



Maine Meets. 
Bowdoin. U. of M. 



1897 
1898 
1899 
1900 
1901 



Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 



604!^ 



10614 



Bates. 
9 
13 

24''2 

iS 
19 
13 
10 

io6'/< 



Colb-. 
ir 
10 

9 

3 
17 

S 

68H 



Foot-Ball. 



S6, Colby o. 
22, Colby 4. 

1893. 
42, Colby 4. 
54, Bates o. 
40. Colby 0. 

1894. 
30. Colby o. 
26. Bates 0. 

1895- 

5, Colby O. 

6, Colby o. 
22, Bates 6. 

1896. 
12, U. of M. 
12. Colby o. 
6, Colby 6. 
22. Bates o. 



Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 



Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Total Score — Bowdoin 576, opponents IIS 



1897. 
6, Bates 10. 

4, Colby 16. 
o, Colby o. 

1898. 
29, U. of M. 
24, Colby o. 
o. Bates 6. 
17, Colby 0. 

iSgg. 
14. U. of M. 
0, Colby 6. 
16, Bates f 

1900. 
68. Colby o. 
38, U. of M. ( 

1901. 

5, U. of M. : 
o, Colby 12. 
o, Bates 11. 



Base-Ball. 



Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 



8, Colby 10. 

10, Bates 3. 
6, Colbv 10. 

17, U. of M. 23. 
5, Colby 6. 

8, U. of M. 4. 

3, Bates 9. 
1891. 

8, Colby 21. 
13, Colby 6. 

9, Colby 8. 

12, Colby 7. 

4, Colby 14. 

11, Colby 12. 
1892. 

20, Colby 19. 

10, Bates 15. 
10, Bates 25. 

20, Colby 8. 

18. Colby 17. 
4, Bates 5. 

13, Bates 8. 

14, Colby 9. 



Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 



1893. 
24, Bates 6. 
10, Colby I. 
15, U. of M. 2. 
21, Bates 3. 
2, Colby 9. 
13, Bates 24. 

9, Colby 4. 

30, U. of M. 8. 
1894. 

6, Bates 14. 

26. Bates 8. 
13, Colby 7. 

10, Colby II. 

10, Bates 13. 
1895. 

11, Bates 17. 

5, U. of M. 17. 

27, U. of M. 10. 

7, Colbv 8. 

8, Colby 5. 

2, U. of M. 20. 

6, Colby 8. 



Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 
Bowdoin 

Total 
nents ,36. 



19. Colby II. 
18, Colbv 8. 
IS, U. of M. 7- 
15, Bates 16. 
12, Bates 14. 
II, Bates 6. 

1897. 
3, U. of M. 1. 

7, Bates 4. 

I, Colby 5- 

6, U. of M. II. 

8, Bates 9. 

II, Colby 6. 
1898. 

9, Bates 8. 

9, U. of M. 8. 
II, Colby 9. 

10, Bates 2. 
8, Colby 12. 

num)5er of games 



Bowdoin i, U. of M. 5. 
Bowdoin 10, Bates 11. 

1899. 
Bov.-doin 6, U. of M. 2. 
Bowdoin 9, U. of jM. 5. 
Bowdion 4. Colby 5. 
Bowdoin 10, Bates i. 
Bowdoin 4, Bates 7. 

I goo. 
Bowdoin 8, Bates g. 
Bowdoin 2, U. of M. 9. 
Bowdoin g. U. of M. 4. 
Bowdoin 10. Bates 3. 
Bowdoin 5. Bates 7. 

igoi. 
Bowdoin 12, U. of JNI. 6. 
Bowdoin 8, U. of M. 7. 
Bowdoin 2, Bates i. 
Bowdoin 7. Bates 5. 
Bowdoin 2, Colby 4. 
Bowdoin 12, Colby 20. 
won — Bowdoin 40, oppo- 



ALUMN 



Directory of Class of igoi. 

The following is a directory of the Class of 1901 
as compiled from the returns in response to a circu- 
lar letter issued by the secretary, December 9, 1901. 

Owing to a failure to make proper returns the 
information is in many cases scanty. Such as I have 
made use of I consider to be reliable though 
obtamed through various sources. The addresses of 
those teaching in the Philippines were obtained 
from records in the College Library. 

^Indicates no returns. 

W. L. Sanborn, Secretary and Treasurer. 

David Frank Atherton. Home Address. 30 
Grove Street, Augusta, Me. Present address, 
Georgetown, Mass. Occupation, minister at Pea- 
body Memorial Church. 

Harold Lee Berry. Ad., Pine Street, Portland, 
Me. Occupation with A. H. Berry Shoe Co. 

Royal Henry Bodwell. Ad., Brunswick, Me. 
Occupation, undecided. 

*Thomas William Bowler. Home ad., Hopkin- 
ton, Mass. Present ad., Indan Camarines, P. L 
Occupation, teaching. 

Roland Everett Bragg. Ad., 81 Third Street. 
Bangor, Me. Occupation, clerk at N. H. Bragg & 
Sons. 

Roland Eugene Clark. Home ad., Houlton, Me. 
Present ad., Washington, D. C. Occupation, private 
secretary to Congressman Powers. 

Harry Howard Cloudman. Home ad.. South 
Windham, Me. Present ad., Burlington, Vt. Occu- 
pation, student of medicine and athletic director, 
University of Vermont. 

Harry Stevens Coombs. Ad., 56 Howe Street, 
Lewiston, Me. O.ccupation, architect. 

John Arthur Corliss. Home ad., Bridgton, Me. 
Present ad., Doet, Camarines, P. L Occupation, 
teaching. 

Arthur Fenno Cowan. Ad., 270 Main Street, 
Biddeford, Me. Occupation, instructor in Biddeford 
High School. 



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Fred Herbert Cowan. Home ad., Farmington, 
Me. Present ad., 34 Grove Street, Augusta, Me. 
Occupation, sub-master Cony High School. 

Riplej' Lyman Dana. Home ad., 35 West Street, 
Portland, Me. Present ad., 70 Kirkland Street, 
Cambridge, Mass. Occupation, student at Harvard 
Law School. 

Murray Snell Danforth. Home ad.. No. 98 Cum- 
berland Street, Bangor, Me. Present ad., Johns 
Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, Md. Occupa- 
tion, medical student. 

Otho Lee Dascombe. Home ad., Wilton, Me. 
Present ad., Johns Hopkins Medical School, Balti- 
more, Md. Occupation, medical student. 

*Frank Alexander Dillaway. Home ad., Bath, 
Me. Occupation, with Des Plaines Co., zinc and 
lead mines, Missouri. 

Henry Darenydd Evans. Home ad., Camden, 
Me. Present ad., Brunswick, Me. Occupation, 
instructor in Chemistry, Bowdoin College. 

Edward Trowbridge Fenley. Ad., 36 Mechanic 
Street, Portland, Me. Occupation, law student with 
D. A. Meaher. 

Clarence Blake Flint. Home ad., 139 Orchard 
Street, Somerville, Mass. Present ad.. Bellows 
Falls, Vt. Occupation, teacher. . 

Robert Chapman Foster. Ad., 17 Deering Street, 
Portland, Me. Occupation, law student, with Foster 
& Hersey. 

Edwm Motley Fuller, Jr. Ad., Bath, Me. 
Occupation, medical student at Bowdoin. 

*Alonzo Herrick Garcelon. Home ad., Lewis- 
ton, Me. Occupation, law student. 

George Redmaji Gardner. Ad., Brewer, Me. 
Occupation, assistant in High School. 

Norman John Gehring, M.D. Home ad.. Cor. 
Hough and Dunham streets, Cleveland, O. Occupa- 
tion, physician. Married June 29, 1901, to Miss 
Bertha May Wiley of Bethel, Me. 

John Gregson, Jr. Home ad., Wiscasset. Me. 
Present ad., Steelton, Pa. Occupation, with Penn- 
sylvania Steel Co. 

Paul Stanley Hill. Home ad., Biddeford, Me. 
Present ad., Johns Hopkins Medical School, Balti- 
more, Md. Occupation, medical student. 

*William Alden Johnson. Home ad., Vanceboro. 

Alfred Louis Laferriere. Home ad., Norway, Me. 
Present ad., Hebron, Me. Occupation, instructor 
at Hebron Academy. 

Austin Park Larrabee. Home ad., Gardiner, Me. 
Present ad., Brunswick. Me. Occupation, instructor 
in Biology, Bowdoin College. 

Edward Kavanaugh Leighton. Home ad., Thom- 
aston. Me. Present ad., Waterville, Me. Occupa- 
tion, travelling salesman. 

George Lothrop Lewis. Home ad.. South Ber- 
wick, Me. Present ad., Brunswick, Me. Occupa- 
tion, assistant in Library, Bowdoin College. 

Henry Augustus Martelle. Home ad., Bruns- 
wick, Me. Present ad., Johns Hopkins Medical 
School, Baltimore, Md. Occupation, medical 

student. 

Harris James Milliken. Home ad.. Valley Ave- 
nue, Bangor. Me. Present ad., Brunswick, Me. 
Occupation, medical student. 

*Artelle Elisha Palmer. Home ad.. South 
Brewer, Me. 

*Gardner Merrill Parker, Jr. Home ad., Gor- 
ham, Me. 

John Alexander Pierce. Home ad., No. zl Deer- 



ing Street, Portland, Me. Present ad.. No. 140 
East 30th Street, New York City. Occupation, 
journalism with Success Publishing Co. 

George Loring Pratt. Home ad.. Strong, Me. 
Present ad., Brunswick, Me. Occupation, medical 
student. 

*Hugh Francis Quinn. Ad., Bangor, Me. 
Occupation, bank clerk. 

Thomas Cummings Randall. Home ad.. Free- 
port, Me. Present ad., Juban, Sorgosan, P. L 
Occupation, teaching. 

Clarence Byron Rumery. Ad., No. 376 Main 
Street, Biddeford, Me. Occupation, city editor, 
Biddeford Journal. 

Walter Lyman Sanborn. Home ad., Norway, 
Me. Present ad., Danforth, Me. Occupation, Prin- 
cipal of Danforth High School. 

Kenneth Charles Morton Sills. Home ad.. No. 
13s State Street, Portland, Me. Present ad.. No. 70 
Kirkland Street, Cambridge, Mass. Occupation, 
assistant in English at Harvard. Also student in 
Graduate School. 

Arthur Lawrence Small. Home ad., Yarmouth, 
Me. Present ad., Abulug, Cagayan, P. L Occupa- 
tion, teaching. 

Ernest Thomas Smith. Home ad.. No. 371 1 Olive 
Street, St. Louis, Mo. Occupation, shipping clerk, 
wholesale music house. 

Herbert Duncan Stewart. Home ad., Richmond, 
Me. Present ad., Orr's Island, Me. Occupation, 
teaching. 

Rufus York Storer. Home ad., Brunswick, Me. 
Present ad.. No. 12 Howland Street, Cambridge, 
Mass. Occupation, student. Harvard Graduate 
School. 

Flerbert Lindsey Swett. Home ad., Bangor, Me. 
Present ad., Skowhegan, Me. Occupation, General 
Manager Somerset Traction Co. 

Donald Francis Snow. Ad., No. 134 Ohio Street, 
Bangor, Me. Occupation, student U. of M. Law 
School. 

Lester Dean Tyler. Home ad.. West Buxton, 
Me. Present ad., Waban, Mass. Occupation, 
teaching. 

Harold Penniman Vose. Home ad., Machias, 
Me. Present ad., Warren, Mass. Occupation, 
teaching. 

Harry Eaton Walker. Home ad., Ellsworth, Me. 
Present ad.. Mechanic Falls, Me. Occupation, prin- 
cipal High School. 
*William Moncena Warren. Home ad., Bangor, 

George Currier Wheeler. Home ad.. Farming- 
ton, Me. Present ad.. No. 54, Howland St., Cam- 
bridge, Mass. Occupation, student Harvard Law 
SchooL 

John Humphrey White. Ad., No. 457 Main 
Street, Lewiston, Me. Occupation, apprentice, cot- 
ton manufacturing. 

*Roscoe Everett Whiting. Home ad., Bruns- 
wick, Me. Present ad., Bulan, Sursagan, P. I. 
Occupation, teaching. 

*StanIey Chandler Willey. Home ad.. Cherry- 
field. Me. 

*John Lloward Wyman. Home ad., Skowhegan, 
Me. Present ad., Brunswick, Me. Occupation, 
medical student. 

Clemens Andrew Yost. Home ad.. No. 170 East 
Third Street, Portsmouth, Ohio. Present ad., 
Binfield, Mass. Occupation, teacher in Hitchcock 
Free Academy. 



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There are not the number of men out 
cross-country running this winter that there 
should be. This is a real part of the training 
for Worcester and a part that should not be 
neglected. All coaches and experienced 
athletes acknowledge the extremely beneficial 
results of cross-country running. Why should 
we not profit by their advice? 



The college authorities have expressed 
themselves as much pleased at the way the 
Assembly Committee of the Junior Class 
respected the conditions under which the use 
of Memorial Hall was given for the first 
assembly. In no particular can any fault be' 



found with their management of the hall 
before, during or after the dance. Such 
proof of the reasonableness of the request 
that all Junior assemblies be held in Memorial 
Hall has not been without its efl^ect, and it is 
probable that permission will be granted 
before long, if it continues to be sought 
earnestly. There have been several objec- 
tions to the use of Memorial Hall for such 
dances which have had weight at various 
times. The conduct of this dance proves an 
answer to the doubts that have been felt that 
such a dance could not close at twelve and be 
successful, and that the use of the Hall in this 
way in the middle of term-time would disturb 
the recitations below for several days before 
and after the dance. The remaining objec- 
tions are of a different character. One is 
that Memorial Hall is not constructed strongly 
enough to stand the strain of so many dances. 
Another is that Memorial Hall is not the 
place, for sentimental reasons, for any more 
dances than those made necessary by Com- 
mencement and Ivy days. A third, more 
important than either of the others, is that 
assemblies, coming, as they do, in the middle 
of the only term we have which is left free 
for study by absence of outdoor athletics, are 
in themselves more or less of a demoraliza- 
tion, and that to them the college should not 
give the evidence of its official encouragement 
it would by granting the use of a college 
building. It is the present aim of the Assem- 
bly Committee and of all others who see that it 
is anomalous and unpleasant to have college 
dances in Town Hall unless there is valid 
reason therefor, to prove to the college 
authorities that assemblies need be nothing 
more than the harmless relaxation of a day 
or two in the strain of the long winter term 
of study. 



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PHI CHI INITIATION. 

The annual initiation of the Phi Chi 
fraternity took place last week. The Phi Chi 
ceremonies were carried out at Portland 
Friday evening and were followed by a 
banquet at the Falmouth Hotel at which 40 
members of the fraternity, active and graduate, 
sat down. Besides several honorary initiates 
from the alumni there were the following 
initiated from the undergraduates of the 
school at Brunswick and Portland : Tliird 
year, Philip M. Hamilton ; second-year men, 
Joseph N. Bernard of Lewiston, Edwin W. 
Gehring of Bethel, Ralph A. Parker of South 
Portland, Herman K. Tibbets of Portland; 
first-year men, Harry W. Sampson of Mon- 
son, Harry L. Emmons of Saco, Linn F. 
Playse of Skowhegan, Robert L. Almay, Jr., 
of Salem, Mass., M. C. Edwards of Win- 
throp, Leonard P. Warren of Lyman, Jere- 
miah E. McCarthy of Lewiston, Everett H. 
Field of Boston, Mass., B. Frank Hayden of 
South Portland, Irving E. Mabry of East 
Hiram, Fred M. Smith of Portland, J. H. 
Wyman of Skowhegan, D. F. D. Russell of 
Leeds, DeForest S. Day of Jefferson, Charles 
Sampson of Biddeford, Warren H. Sherman 
of Damariscotta, H. P. Illsley of Limington. 



A NEW GYMNASIUM. 

It is a well known fact among the students 
and alumni that Bowdoin must soon have a 
new gymnasium. The present gymnasium 
long ago proved inadequate to the incoming 
classes and is now somewhat of a white 
elephant on our hands. When it was built 
in 1886, the total number of students was 
119, but since then the number has been 
doubled. At that time wrestling, tumbling, 
and other dangerous gymnastics were the 
principal kinds of indoor work, and the build- 
ing was suitably adapted for those things. 
Indoor work then had little, if any, direct 
connection with the outdoor work. But now 
a new type of gymnastics has taken the place 
of the old, and suitable accommodations are 
lacking. Basket-ball, volley-ball, hand-ball, 
sprinting, hurdling, etc., are now a part ,of 
the regular work of almost all modern college 
gymnasiums. These exercises are but pre- 
liminary steps to the regular outdoor training 
in the spring. 

None of these new exercises can be safely 
indulged in our present gymnasium, which 



affords little floor space and contains many 
large posts. Besides the lack of available 
space, the gymnasium is sadly lacking in 
many other essentials. The bathing facili- 
ties, which consist of a few old tubs 
and a number of showers, are very poor. 
The running track, which is built perfectly 
flat, is more dangerous than beneficial. The 
gymnasium contains no swimming tank, no 
bowling alleys, no offices, no accommodations 
for spectators. The space that was once 
given to bowling alleys and a base-ball cage 
is now taken up by the new electric lighting 
plant. Most of the apparatus with which 
the gym is equipped has gone out of use or 
has had many repairs. 

The first step towards securing a new 
gymnasium was made last fall by the alumni, 
under the direction of Dr. F. N. Whittier, 
the athletic director of the college, through 
whose untiring efforts the Whittier field was 
obtained. Dr. Whittier has been ably Sec- 
onded in his work by Dr. Sargent of Harvard 
and Dr. C. E. Adams of the University of 
Michigan, both of whom are Bowdoin grad- 
uates. These gentlemen, who have had a 
wide experience in college athletics, decided 
on plans which would meet all the require- 
ments of a first-class gymnasium. The 
alumni subscribed a sufficient amount of 
money to cover the cost of having the 
designs made and printed. George T. 
Tilden, the Boston architect who designed 
the Exeter gymnasium, drew up the plans, 
which call for an expenditure of about 
$100,000. 

The proposed gymnasium, the prospectus 
of which is printed on a preceding page, is 
three stories high, with a large basement. It 
will probably be situated between the present 
gym and the observatory, where the outdoor 
running track now is. The main building is 
150 feet by 100 feet, while the entrance is 60 
feet by 30 feet. The basement is divided 
into four apartments. In the front part is 
the dressing-room, 100 feet by 50 feet, con- 
taining bath-tubs, showers and lockers for 
300 men. The remaining space contains a 
base-ball hall, with a floor of earth, 100 feet 
by 40 feet, a swimming room of the same 
dimensions, with a pool 75 feet by 25 feet, 
and a room for bowling alleys, 80 feet by 15 
feet. The first floor contains the main exer- 
cising room, which is 100 feet by 50 feet, the 
upper part of the base-ball hall and a basket- 
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floor contains the upper parts of the exer- 
cising rooms and the basket-ball hall, offices, 
and various rooms for boxing, fencing, etc. 
The third floor is occupied by the running 
track, which is 9 feet wide and one-twelfth 
of a mile long, with banked corners. This 
will be the place for all track athletics, and 
nowhere else can spiked shoes be worn. 

At present nothing has been done tow- 
ards raising funds for the new building, and 
it is probable that no immediate action will 
be taken in that direction. Now that we 
have our new library, the gymnasium must 
come next. All the New England colleges, 
with few exceptions, have up-to-date gymna- 
siums, and in order for us to compete with 
them successfully, we must stand on an 
equal footing with them in that respect. As 
President Hyde said in his last report, Bow- 
doin has the good fortune to find friends to 
give needed buildings, and it is to be hoped 
that the same good fortune will now provide 
a gymnasium suited to our needs. 



BOWDOIN DEBATING CLUB. 

The following officers have been chosen 
for the newly formed Bowdoin Debating 
Club: President, L. T. Gray, '02; 1st Vice- 
President, M. S. Woodbury, '03; 2d Vice- 
President, S. O. Symonds, '05 ; Secretary, S. 
T. Dana, '04; Treasurer, S. O. Martin, '03; 
Executive Committee, G. R. Walker, '02 ; R. 
B. Dole, '02; L. V. Walker, '03, and W. F. 
Coan, '04. 

The first debate will be held Februarj 12, 
1902, in the "French" room. Memorial Hall. 
The question is "Resolved, that the evils o^ 
foreign immigration to the United States out- 
weigh its benefits." 



Affirmative. 
McCormick, '03, 
Peabody, '03. 



Negative. 
Gould, '03, 
Piper, '05. 



GLEE CLUB CONCERT. 

The home concert of the Glee, Mandolin and 
Guitar Clubs took place last night in Memorial 
Hall before a good-sized audience. It was 
completely successful and brought great credit 
to the men who have worked so hard this fall 
and winter. The violin solo by Welch scored 
a hit as it always does. The new Bowdoin 
song by Fogg, '02, the words of which are 



printed below, was received with gratifying 
applause. 

The program : 

Part I. 
"We'll Sing to Old Bowdoin." — Words by Fogg, '02. 
Glee and Man4olin-Guitar Clubs. 
"A Frangesa.' — Costa. Mandolin-Guitar Club. 

■'Fi:: Your Steins."— Mittell. Glee Club. 

Reading — Selected. Mr. Haley. 

Mandola Solo — "I Love You, Dear, and Only 
You." — Luders. 

Mr. Gibson and Mandolin Club. 

Part II. 
Dance Characteristic — "Jack in the Box." — Allen. 

Mandolin-Guitar Club. 
Violin Solo — "Mazurka de Concert." — Musin. 

Mr. Welch. 
"We're All Good Fellows." — Whitmark. 

Glee Club. 
Bass Solo — "Swords Out for Charlie." — Bullard. 

Mr. Gibson. 
"Devil's Patrol." — Weaver. 

Mandolin-Guitar Club. 
"Bowdoin Beata." — Words by Pierce, 'g6. 
"Phi Chi. "—Words by Mitchell, '71. 

Glee and i\'Iandolin-Guitar Club. 

WE'LL SING TO OLD BOWDOIN. 

Air: "Why Don't the Band Play." 
Glasses clinking high, 
As the hours go by. 
Trill a song of cheer without alloy; 
Story, jest, and quip 
Passed from lip to lip 
Swell the fulling tide of life and joy. 
Lovely maidens shy, 
Pretty sparkling eye 

Come to memory through the curling smoke; 
While in life so free 
Linked in jollity 
We will cheer and Bowdoin's muse invoke. 

Chorus. 

We'll sing to old Bowdoin, and to her sons. 

As long as life's sands through our course run. 

We'll sing to our Alma Mater's praise 

In our living, dying days, 

We'll sing to old Bowdoin, and to her sons. 

Years have sped so fast. 

College daj'S are past, 

The dream is all that's left to us to-night; 

Friendships warm and true, 

Again we form anew. 

Faces in the shadows seem so brieht. 

Once again we've strolled 

O'er the campus old, 

Lights are gleaming in the college hall; 

We'll lift our voices high, 

Banish every sigh, 

Shout once more the chorus one and all. 

According to the announcement already 
made, the date of the concert given by the 
Glee and Mandolin Club in Steinert Hall, Bos- 
ton, is Friday, February 14. In past years the 



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financial loss attending this performance has 
been considerable ; but this year, the customary 
deficit will be lessened, if the management can 
gain the co-operation of the student body. A 
number of tickets have already found sale in a 
canvass of the alumni. Many friends, how- 
ever, of the undergraduates, have not yet been 
reached. What the management asks of the 
men right here in college is this : Write a per- 
sonal letter to all the Boston friends of Bow- 
doin whom you know, tell them about the con- 
cert, and enclose a booklet which may be pro- 
cured at 21 North Appleton. It everyone 
makes a special efifort to do this, it will make a 
radical difference in the financial result. 

H. D. Gibson. 



CLASS ELECTIONS. 

The election of Senior officers took place 
on last Monday afternoon from a slate pre- 
viously drawn up by a class committee. The 
men chosen for class and commencement parts 
are as follows : President, Harold R. Webb ; 
Vice-President, J. Arthur Furbish; Secretary 
and Treasurer, Ralph P. Bodwell ; Marshal, 
Harrison K. McCann; Chaplain, Eben R. 
Haley ; Orator, G. Rowland Walker ; Poet, 
Daniel I. Gross; Opening Address, Edward S. 
Anthoine ; Historian, Erwin G. Giles ; Prophet, 
Richard B. Dole ; Closing Address, George E. 
Fogg; Odist, Daniel I. Gross; Committee of 
Arrangements, Andrew S. Rodick, Frederic 
A. Stanwood, Eben R. Haley; Picture Com- 
mittee, William L. Flye, Robert S. Benson, 
John W. Higgins. 

George E. Fogg was chosen squad leader 
for the Indoor Meet, and J. O. Hamilton as 
track captain for the same occasion. It was 
voted to hold a class banquet some time dur- 
ing the winter term for which a committee of 
three, Noyes, Rolfe, and Gray, were appointed 
to superintend. 

The Junior Class elected their annual offi- 
cers on last Wednesday afternoon, together 
with the ofificers and speakers for the Ivy 
exercises. The following men were chosen : 

President, Andy P. Havey of West Sulli- 
van ; Vice-President, Merrill Blanchard of 
Maynard, Mass. ; Secretary and Treasurer, 
Herbert E. Thompson of Sebago ; Marshal and 
Curator, John A. Greene of Coplin ; Orator, 
Harrie L. Webber of Auburn ; Chaplain, Don- 
ald E. McCormick of Boothbay Harbor ; Poet, 
George Stover of Brunswick ; Odist, Francis 



J. Welch of Portland ; Committee of Arrange- 
ments, Franklin Lawrence of Portland, E. F 
Abbott of Auburn, Joseph S. Bradstreet of 
Gardiner. 



ALPHA KAPPA KAPPA INITIATION. 

Last Saturday evening was the occasion of 
the initiation and dinner of the Alpha Kappa 
Kappa Medical Fraternity. Among the alumni 
and other guests present were Dr. George 
Cook, Grand President, of Concord, N. H. ; Dr. 
Walter E. Merrill, Dr. A. H. Sturdivant, Dr. 
A. H. Little, and Dr. Philip Davis, of Port- 
land ; Dr. William Jonah of Eastport ; and Dr. 
Edson S. Cummings of Lewiston. 

The following candidates, eleven in num- 
ber, constitute the 1905 delegation which 
entered the mysteries of Alpha Kappa Kappa : 

Ward E. Butler of BluehiU, Silas O. Clay- 
son of Lisbon Falls, J. Arthur Furbish of 
Brunswick, Ralph W. Goss of Lewiston, Lon 
L. Harden of Phillips, Charles H. Hunt of 
Portland, Harry J. Hunt of Bangor, Douglas 
S. Norris of Bar Harbor, Clifford H. Preston 
of Farmington, Delbert M. Stewart of Lewis- 
ton, and Alfred M. G. Soule of Woolwich. 



KENNEBEC ALUMNI BANQUET. 

At Hotel North, Augusta, last Monday 
night, February 3, occurred the fourth annual 
banquet of the Kennebec Alumni Association 
of Bowdoin. About 25 graduates met there 
in happy reunion. The banquet was the 
North's best and received many compliments 
after ample justice had been done it. Speeches 
were in order, and it was after 12 when the 
party broke up. Among those present from 
out of town were Weston Lewis, '72, of Gardi- 
ner, A. G. Bowie, '75, of Waterville, Henry A. 
Wing, '80, of Lewiston, Dr. B. D. Ridlon, '91, 
of Togus, and Donald F. Snow, '01, of Ban- 
gor. 

Hon. H. M. Heath, '72, president of the 
association, was toast-master and presided 
most happily over the after-dinner exercises. 
President William DeWitt Hyde and Professor 
L. A. Lee spoke' for the college and had many 
interesting and inspiring things to say of its 
broadening work, its prosperity, its splendid 
class of young men, its increasing equipment, 
its new library, the harmony between Faculty 
and students, and the plans for commence- 
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siasm and won great applause. There was 
also present as the representative of the under- 
graduate body, G. Rowland Walker, '02, who 
spoke of the student life and conditions, the 
athletic interests, and the pride of the college 
in its loyal alumni. 

Among the other speakers were Rev. H. E. 
Dunnack, '97, Joseph Williamson, Esq., '88, A. 
M. Goddard, Esq., '82, Fred H. Cowan, 
'01, and J. Clair Minot, '96. There were let- 
ters of regret from several alumni who were 
unable to be present. During the evening the 
old officers were re-elected for the ensuing 
year : President, Hon. H. M. Heath, '72 ; Vice- 
Presidents, Hon. O. D. Baker, '68, and H. S. 
Webster, '67 ; Secretary and Treasurer, J. Clair 
Minot, '96 ; Executive Committee, Dr. O. S. C. 
Davies, '79, Dr. W. S. Thompson, '7s, and E. 
J. C. Little, Esq., '89. 



CALENDAR. 

Thursday, Feb. 6 — Glee Club Concert at Lewiston. 

Joint Meeting of History and 
Government Clubs. 

Saturday, Feb. 8— B. A. A. Meet. Relay Race, M. I. 
T. vs. Bowdoin. 

Sunday, Feb. 9 — Day of Prayer for Colleges. 

Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Glee Club Concert at Portland. 
Bowdoin Debating Club. 

Thursday, Feb. 13 — Glee Club Concert at Saco. 
'68 Prize Speaking. 

Friday, Feb. 14 — Glee Club Concert at Steinert 
Hall, Boston. 

Saturday, Feb. 15 — Glee Club Concert at University 
Club, Boston. 
Deutscher Verein at New Mead- 
ows. 

Monday, Feb. 17 — Reading from Stevenson by Mr. 
Dyer. 

Friday, Feb. 21 — Second Junior Assembly. 

Saturday, Feb. 22 — Washington's Birthday. 

Monday, Feb. 24 — Reading from Sophocles' Antigone 
by Professor Woodruff. 

Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Student Volunteer Convention 
begins at Toronto. 



The current Munscy contains an article of much 
interest to college men. It is "College Days of the 
Presidents," by F. S. Arne'tt. Only six of the 
Presidents of the United States have been fraternity 
men, and of these six, two were admitted as mem- 
bers after graduation. One section is quotable: 
"The publicity of his low grade at Bowdoin goaded 
Pierce to herculean study, and made of him a truly 
scholarly President." 



CAMPUS CHflT. 

Shorey, '04. is out teaching. 

The Glee Club pictures are out. 

Pottle, igoo, spent Sunday on the campus. 

Foster, '05, and Grant, '04, are on the sick list. 

John Clair Minot, '96, passed Sunday in college. 

Rollins, '99, spent Sunday with friends on the 
campus. 

Moore, '03, was sick with a severe cold the first 
of the week. 

Willard, 1900, principal of Fryeburg Academy, 
was on the campus Saturday. 

Fuller, igoo, has been appointed by Dr. Whittier 
as his assistant in bacteriology. 

Several will probably go to Boston with the team 
to attend the B. A. A. Meet. 

The residence of President Hyde was newly 
wired for electricity last week. 

Professor Woodruff lectured last Thursday on 
orders of Grecian, architectures. 

Havey, '03, has been out for the past week on 
account of illness in his family. 

The Psi Upsilon fraternity took supper at New 
Meadows Inn last Friday evening. 

The Glee Club will give a concert in Auburn 
to-night, to be followed by a dance. 

Bates has secured Purington, Bates, 1900, to 
coach the base-ball team this season. 

Two of the tennis courts were occupied Wednes- 
day afternoon by enthusiastic players. 

Many of the students have been taking advantage 
of the good skating during the past week. 

Several fellows attended the Lewiston-Portland 
polo game at Lewiston, Saturday evening. 

"Henrietta" at the Jefferson last night was 
attended by a delegation of Bowdoin students. 

Files, '02, has returned from his home in West 
Gorham, where he has been detained by sickness. 

Payne and Libby, members of the college tennis 
team, have begun in-door practice in the base-ball 
cage. 

Several students attended a whist party given at 
the home of Arthur Johnson in Topsham, Monday 
evening. 

The February number of the Beta Tlieta Pi has 
an illustrated article describing the Chapter House 
at Bowdoin. 

The first thunderstorm of the year came last 
Sunday evening, and for a time the electric lights 
were turned off. 

A number of Bowdoin men attended Miss Har- 
vey's first dancing assembly in the Alameda, Bath, 
Monday night. 

There is a very interesting article in the Atlantic 
Monthly on "College Professors and the Public," 
written by the editor, Bliss Perry. 

Professor Hutchins gave a talk on "Rome," illus- 
trated with stereopticon views, to the members of a 
ladies' club and a few friends in the Physics lecture- 
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The relay teams of the diffierent classes are 
beginning to practice in preparation for the in-door 
meet. 

A History of Bowdoin Athletics is under con- 
sideration by Henry A. Wing, '80, and J. Clair 
Minot, '96. 

Professor Chapman will give a lecture on "The 
Princess" in an entertainment course at Gorham on 
February 24. 

D. F. Snow, igoi, who is attending the Uni- 
versity of Maine Law School, was on the campus 
over Sunday. 

F. H. Cowan, 1901, sub-master of Cony High 
School, spent Sunday in Brunswick. 

Snow, '01, the former qviarter-miler, has 
entered the 600-yard event at the B. A. A. games 
for the University of Maine. 

Thursday, Dr. Whittier gave opportunity for the 
Freshmen to show their ability as sprinters, the 
outcome of which was very promising. 

The opera "Foxy Quiller," with Jerome K. 
Sykes in the leading role, attracted many fellows 
to Portland on Friday and Saturday evenings of last 
week. 

The date of the Deutscher Verein meeting has 
been changed to February 15, as the original date, 
February 13, conflicted with the '68 Prize Speaking 
contest. 

Professor Lee has arranged to give a course in 
advanced Botany next spring for those men who 
are to take vip the profession of Forestry after 
graduation. 

Warren, 1904, who was recently operated on for 
appendicitis at the Eye and Ear Lifirmary in Port- 
land, is fast recovering and will be able to join his 
class in a few weeks. 

Professor William A. Houghton will lecture 
before the Saturday Club in Pythian Hall, Saturday 
evening, February 8, at 8 o'clock. Subject, "Sen- 
eca, and the Age of Nero." 

The lecture on German Politics which was to 
have been given Saturday by Dr. Dennis to Profes- 
sor Files' class in German, was postponed, and will 
be given this next Saturday. 

Reginald Goodell, '93, instructor in French and 
Spanish here last year, and at present a member 
of the Faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, passed Sunday in Brunswick. 

The double quartet, composed of McCann, Pres- 
ton. Gibson, Bridgham, Jones, Smith, Denning and 
Archibald, rendered "Praise ye the Father" at the 
chapel service, Sunday afternoon. The attendance 
was rather small. 

The dog which made his appearance in Philoso- 
phy last Thursday morning was evidently much 
taken with the course, for he returned and sought 
admittance after being forcibly ejected twice from 
the lecture room. 

The Bugle board met in Merrill's room on Tues- 
day morning of last week, and voted among other 
things to have individual pictures of the members 
of the class printed in the Bugle rather than a 
group picture, providing the class would vote to do 
this. A vote favorable to the scheme was adopted 
by the class meeting the next day. 



The debate between the Harvard Seniors and 
Bates College will be held at City Hall, Lewiston, 
February 14. The question for debate is : 
"Resolved, That the United States should adopt a 
sysiem of ship subsidies." 

Wednesday afternoon Professor Moody gave 
opportunity for all who had been out to make up 
back work. Nearly a full class was present. Here- 
after absences from mathematics recitations must be 
made up on the Wednesday following return. 

Colonel Edward C. Plummer, '87, who represents 
the interests of eastern ship-builders and owners 
who favor the ship subsidy bill, has returned from a 
three v/eeks' trip to Washington, where he went in 
the interests of the bill. He reports that he does 
not look for debate on the bill before the first of 
March. 

A meeting of the directors of the Theta Delta 
Chi chapter-house corporation was recently held in 
Portland. The directors are Llewellyn Barton, '84, 
and Levi Turner, '86. Portland; F. J. C. Little, '89, 
Augusta; Professor W. B. Mitchell, '90; Henry A. 
Wing, '80, Lewiston ; and Philip Dana, '06, Lewis- 
ton. The fraternity will probably not build until 
next year. 

Mr. Simpson has called the attention of the 
base-ball management to traces of the use of tobacco 
in the corridor leading to the new cage, if not in 
the cage itself. It should be understood by the 
college and the players that the use of t'iis cage was 
only obtained after the management had signed an 
agreement to prevent all use of tobacco or forfeit its 
priviles?e to use the cage. 

One of the daily papers, in commenting on the 
recent formation of a Debating Society here, says : 
"The revival of the habit of debating at Brunswick 
is well worth watching. The question will undoubt- 
edly be whether or not young men who fancy Junior 
assemblies and foot-ball games will take kindly to 
the rather more serious duties of the debating floor 
as a steady course." 

The second themes of the term will be due Tues- 
day, February 18. The subjects are for Sophomores 
and for Juniors not taking Political Economy, and 
are as follows : 

1. Intercollegiate Debating. 

2. Reciprocity with Cuba. 

3. Matthew Arnold's "Balder Dead." 

4. Kipling's "The Islanders." (See The World's 
IVork, February, 1902.) 

The new catalogues, issued by Harvard College, 
included the following list of Bowdoin graduates: 
In the Graduate School — Hewitt, '97 ; Lawrence, 
'98; McCormick, Palmer, Pearson, Phillips, 1900; 
Sills, Storer, 1901. In the Harvard Law — 
Farrington, '94 ; Moore, '95 ; Ives, Pennell, 
Young, Marble, McKown, '98; Dana, Jennings, 
Clark, Bell, Levensaler, igoo ; Dana, Warren, 
Wheeler, 1900. In the Medical School — Stubbs, '98; 
Albee, Rogers, '99 ; Spear, 1900. In the Dental 
School — Gilnian, '97. In the Harvard Divinity — E. 
C. Davis, '97. 

The first of the Sophomore debates occurred 
Thursday. The question in Division A was : 
"Resolved, That trusts in the United States should 
be prohibited by law." The speakers on the affirm- 
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Lunt and Oakes. The balloting on the merits of 
the question resulted in favor of the negative by a 
vote of i6 to 6; on the merits of the debate 17 to o 
in favor of the affirmative. In Division B the ques- 
tion : "Resolved, That the United States should 
build the Nicaragua Canal," vvfas upheld by Burpee 
and Bryant against Everett and Archibald. On the 
merits of the question the ballot stood 12 to 9 in 
favor of the negative : on the merits of the debate, 
11 to 10 in favor of the affirmative. 

The History Club met at Abbott's room last 
Thursday evening and discussed the relations of 
England to Egypt. A paper by Blanchard opened 
the subject, after which various phases of the mat- 
ter were reported upon by the other members of 
the club. On this Thursday evening there will be a 
special union meeting of the History and Govern- 
ment Clubs at the Inn to meet Professor Coolidge 
of Harvard University, who is visiting Dr. Dennis 
this week, and who has kindly agreed to delineate 
Russian Politics and conditions to the clubs. 
Professor Coolidge is an authority on the subject, 
qualified by his personal investigations and by his 
residence in St. Petersburg as a member of the 
American Legation. 

Owing to the illness of Dr. Dennis, he was forced 
to postpone his intended reading from Rudyard Kip- 
ling, for which Professor Files kindly volunteered 
to substitute his "Minna von Barnhelm." Although 
the time given him for preparation was short, his 
talk on Lessing and his works, with its bearing on 
the German language, as well as his reading of 
selected scenes from the play and his interpretation 
of the characters, were exceedingly interesting, and 
those present spent a most enjoyable evening. His 
appreciation of the keen interest due to his own 
experiences at German inns, as well as his thorough 
understanding of the German character, greatly 
added to the interest of the reading. His summing- 
up of the play was : "Essentially German — the glori- 
fication of the Prussian army and a eulogy of the 
king who stands in the background — the firm embod- 
iment of power and justice." 



AT OTHER COLLEGES. 

John D. Rockefeller has given $100,000 to the 
endowment fund of Syracuse University. 

The recently published statement of the treasurer 
of Colby's Athletic Association, for the last year, 
shows a balance of about $30 in the treasury. 

Harvard's relay team which will run against 
Penn. at the B. A. A. is composed of speedy .nen 
who are expected to break the record. They are 
Captain Willis, '02, Haigh, '03, Lightner, '03, Rust, 
'04. 

Professor MacDonald, formerly of Bowdoin, is 
included on the list of lecturers at Brown in the 
course similar to the course in Memorial Hall a 
year ago. Professor MacDonald's subject is "John 
Brown of Ossawatomie." 

Colby Seniors have elected the following for 
Commencement parts : L. C. Church of Skowhegan, 
president; A. H. Mitchell, Billerica, Mass., marshal; 
A. O. Jones, Livermore, orator ; O. F. Taylor, 



Hampden, historian ; A. L. Goodwin, N. Fairfield, 
prophet; J. H. B. Fogg, Freeport, closing address. 

In giving their Class-Day honors the Seniors at 
Flarvard have done one or two novel things. One 
was the choosing as orator of a negro, R. C. 
Bruce of Mississippi, son of the late B. K. Bruce 
whose name appears on most of the treasury notes 
now in circulation. Another was the selecting of 
David Campbell as first marshal. The class presi- 
dent is usually first marshal, but the memory of the 
foot-ball season is so strong that desire to honor 
the captain of the team outweighed precedent. 
Frantz, who led the cheering at the game, could 
have had nearly any class honor he sought, but he 
has decided to graduate in the Class of 1903. 



Y. M. C. A. 



Last Sunday the weather could not help having 
its effect on the attendance at the service, but still 
there was an attendance quite up to the average held 
in many past years. The speaker was Professor 
Robinson. He used the pressure of substances in 
solution, known as Osmotic Pressure, which the 
Juniors in Chemistry have been studying for several 
weeks, as a simile of the force which the dissolving 
of Truth in our minds should produce. He 
emphasized the necessity that the Truth be really 
dissolved before it can exercise any lasting effect, 
and warned against relieving the pressure as Truth 
gets dissolved by diluting religion into a "wishy- 
washy" affair. 

Bernard .Archibald, '04, sang a solo, Sunday, — 
"Lead, Kindly Light." 

Last Thursday's meeting was opened by Priest, 
'05. The subject was "Bible-Culture Necessary to 
the Complete Education of a Man," and there were 
a large number of speakers from the floor who 
expressed their comprehension of the truth of this 
important principle in education. 

There was a business meeting of the Association 
Thursday evening, at which on recommendation of 
the Executive Committee it was voted to accredit 
the full number of delegates to the Toronto Conven- 
tion this month to which the Association is 
;ntitled. — that is, five, — and to pay the railroad fares 
of three of the five. One delegate, Emerson, '04, 
is to represent at the same time the Congregational 
Church in Brunswick, and it is hoped that arrange- 
ments will be made in some similar way so that the 
Association will have its full quota at the Conven- 
tion, for it is to be a most important occasion, the 
influence of which will help greatly the Bowdoin 
Association in its work planned for the next year 
or two. The other regular delegates of the Bow- 
doin Association besides Emerson are Harlow and 
Robinson, '03, and Brigham, '04, with Burpee, '04, 
as alternate, and McCormick, as president, entitled 
to go if he can arrange it. 

Next Sunday is the Annual Day ox Prayer for 
Colleges, and as usual the Association will make 
a special effort to have an interesting Sunday ser- 
vice. President Hyde will address the meeting in 
Massachusetts Hall after chapel, and there will be 
special music. — probably a 'cello solo by Miss 
Winchell of Brunswick. 



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ATIiLETICS. 



Three hand-ball courts have been laid out in the 
base-ball cage, and each squad has a few minutes of 
lively playing preliminary to its regular base-ball 
practice. The game is a new one at Bowdoin and is 
much enjoyed for its own sake. 

Manager Mitchell has announced that the in-door 
meet will be held in the town hall, on Friday even- 
ing, March 21, All the arrangements have not yet 
been decided on, and a list of the events will be 
announced later. 

Last week, the trials for the relay team were run 
off on the Harpswell road. The successful candi- 
dates were liunt. Nutter, Gray, and Soule. The 
men are all in prime condition and will give Tech. 
a hard rub. The race takes place Saturday evening, 
February 8, in Mechanics Hall, Boston. 

Last week indoor tennis practice commenced 
under the direction of George Libby, '03. There are 
two squads composed of four or five men each. At 
present, Libby, Pratt, Abbott and Peabody, '03, 
Lunt and Haley, '04, Davis and Donald, '05, and 
Bradbury, special, are taking the practice, but it is 
hoped that many more will join the squads. This 
work will take the place of regular gym work, and 
the hours of practice are 8.30 Mondays and Wednes- 
davs, 10.30 Fridays, and I Monday, Wednesday and 
Friday afternoons. The drill will consist principally 
f playing tether ball both in the gymnasium and 
the base-ball cage. All those who are in any way 
interested in tennis should join the squads in this 
practice, which is preparatory for the out-door spring 
worlv. 



ALUMN 



'so. — The agiitation caused by Bishop Potter's 
statement of the status of Prohibition in Maine has 
caused Senator Frye to make certain positive 
remarks by way of refutation. He says that the 
prohibitory law has not "educated a race of frauds 
and hypocrites," that there is very little use of intox- 
icating liquors in the rural parts of the State ; and 
that of several hundred hunting and fishing guides 
with whom he is entirely familiar, there is not one 
whom he knows to be a drunkard. "Can Bishop 
Potter say the same as to the Adirondack guides?" 
Senator Frye says that, in his opinion, any attempt 
to repeal the prohibitory law in Maine would be 
defeated by a large majority. 

'50. — General O, O. Howard, in a recent address 
to the Y. M. C. A. of New York City, spoke upon 
"What is the proper attitude of the American young 
men toward the Chinese within our boundaries ?" 
General Howard said that the present exclusion law 
had worked such hardships that it was time for fair- 
minded men to take into consideration the whole 
subject of Chinese exclusion. He maintained that 
impartial exclusion would keep out men of every 
nationality, if the Chinese were to be kept out. He 
also cited a list of hardships and trials which the 
Chinese have undergone under the present law. 



'54. — Franklin A. Wilson, Esq., and Mrs. Wil- 
son, of Bangor, set sail recently from New York for 
Naples by the steamship Lahn of the North German 
Lloyd line. There they will meet their son, Charles 
E. Wilson, secretary of the American legation at 
Athens. The family will then spend two months 
in traveling through Europe. 

'75- — William J. Curtis, Esq., of New York, 
sailed February 5 for two months' vacation in 
Southern France and neighboring parts of Europe. 
Fear of a breakdown from overwork forced Mr. 
Curtis to take this vacation in the busy season of 
the year. 

'88.— Rev. Perry F. Marston of Lancaster, N. H., 
has assumed the pastorate of the Pine Street 
Congregationalist Church, Lewiston. 

'97. — The engagement has been announced of Earl 
Davis, of Billerica, Mass., to Miss Annie Foster 
Dodge of that town, 

'97. — James E. Rhodes, 2d, has resigned his posi- 
tion as private secretary to Congressman Littlefield, 
and will resume his law-reading in the office of 
Littlefield & Littlefield at Rockland, with a view to 
the practice of that profession. 

'98. — A new song from the publishing house of 
the B. F. Wood Music Company. Boston, is "We 
Said Good-Bye," with words by Thomas Littlefield 
Marble and music by Florence Ednah Chipman. It 
is for soprano voices, is particularly sweet and 
expressive, and is winning popularity. Mr. Marble 
has written much verse of merit, and recently pro- 
duced the libretto of a dainty operetta. He has been 
principal of the Gorham (N. H.) High School for 
several years, and is now a law student at Harvard. 

1901. — Recent news from Thomas C. Randall 
reports him as being very well contented with the 
teacher's life in the Philippines. In addition to his 
regular work as instructor under the United States 
government, he is also tutoring several natives pri- 
vately. 

igoi. — Rev. D. Frank Atherton, formerly of 
Bangor, was ordained pastor of the Congregational 
Church at Georgetown, Mass., on Tuesday evening, 
February 4. 



Maine people will be interested to know that there 
is some prospect at this session of Congress of 
securing a statue in bronze at the federal capitol of 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. For some years the 
Longfellow Memorial Association, comprising 
numerous distinguished personages, among them 
Chief Justice Fuller, '53, and ex-Speaker Reed, '60, 
have been urging Congress to allow a bronze statue 
of the poet to be placed on one of the public reserva- 
tions in Washington and also to appropriate $6,000 
for a pedestal therefor. Congress is exceedingly 
chary of allowing statutes and monuments to be 
erected there and so it is that the association thus 
far has labored in vain. This year, however, the 
work has been begun anew, Senator Hoar of Massa- 
chusetts offering a bill in the Senate and Represen- 
tative Dalzell of Pennsylvania, one of the Republican 
leaders, offering it in the House. It is quite proba- 
ble that before Congress adjourns the desired 
authority will be granted. It is quite significant 
that, in spite of the numerous notable men Maine 
has furnished to the service of the government and 
to the world of letters, there is no public statue of 
any of them in Washington. — Brunsivick Telegraph. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXI. 



BEUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY 13, 1902. 



No. 24. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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A few months ago the whole country 
mourned an assassinated President. The sad- 
ness was indicated by outward symbols ; 
everywhere stores and houses were draped 
with black, and everywhere flags hung at 
half-mast. At our homes we students shared 
in the general mourning, for the college year 
had not begun. If we had been together we 
should have adopted formal resolutions, and 
should have shown as a college in all visible 
ways our individual grief. But one token of 
respect which was paid at houses and schools 
all over the country would have been beyond 
our power, — an act indeed of simple character 
but of expressive meaning, namely, the plac- 
ing of the stars and stripes at half-mast. For 



the college or students own no American ban- 
ner ; and on our campus there is no pole on 
which a flag might fly. 

Started modestly a few years ago, the cus- 
tom of placing the flag over school-houses has 
extended to all parts of the country, and the 
school-yard is becoming hard to find where 
no tall white pole displays the stars and 
stripes. Nobody questions the admirable 
effect of this method of instilling patriotism 
into public school children by the indirect 
influence of the constant presence of the 
nation's flag. It is the visible sign of the 
nation, fitly given at the nation's schools. 
For practical and sentimental reasons alike the 
flag is appropriate for the school-yard; and 
for similar reasons it flies over many a home 
and place of business, a thing of beauty in 
itself and in its symbolism. But at Bowdoin 
no flag flies. We give loyalty to college white 
and to class and fraternity colors, but to the 
red, white^ and blue which Bowdoin men in 
the past have served and honored, sometimes 
with their lives, — to the visible emblem of 
the country of which the college aim is to fit 
us to become good citizens, — to the flag, sym- 
bolic of all this and more, we give no formal 
attention from the beginning of the college 
year to the end. Of course we do not forget 
the flag ; but we are not influenced by its con- 
stant presence, as we are all young enough to 
be, although at the same time we are old 
enough to appreciate its true meaning. It is 
a reproach to our patriotism that in all the 
cjuadrangle there is no sign of national colors, 
and no formal way of showing patriotic sor- 
row when a great man dies, or patriotic glad- 
ness when the nation rejoices. 

To put a flag-pole on the campus may seem 
a sentimental notion, but it is a sentimentality 
eminently worthv. And the Orient urges 



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that the sentiment be given practical consider- 
ation. Let us impress on friends of the col- 
lege that we want a flag-pole ; and if we can 
get it no other way, let us set to in the spring- 
time and provide one ourselves. 



It is with great grief we learn from a 
Waterville paper that the Kennebec Journal 
has made a flattering reference to Bowdoin 
College. More than that: we have found on 
investigation to our astonishment that it has 
been the habit of several other papers to make 
flattering references to Bowdoin. It is too 
much to expect us to explain why this is so. 
It is enough to realize that it is a lamentable 
fact and to leave it to our Waterville criticiser 
to find the reason for it. 

There is just one thing that we wish to 
impress on the Waterville neighbor, who has 
our welfare so much at heart ; that is, the 
report of our athletic scores was not published 
with any idea of boasting. The record told 
the story just as it is without exaggeration, 
and a glance at the Orient in which the score 
was published is enough to show that, for it is 
definitely stated there why the statistics were 
published. Concerning the statement that it 
is not safe to assrmie that Bowdoin will out- 
class her competitors in the Maine field during 
the next ten years, we have little enough to 
say. It gives little satisfaction or apparent 
gain to prophesy on the future. If it were not 
from fear of being accused again of boasting, 
we might, in refutation of his belief that the 
other Maine colleges are outclassing us, call 
attention to the fact that less than three years 
ago Bowdoin defeated a certain college in 
Waterville by the largest score ever made on 
a Maine gridiron. But we repeat that we do 
not intend to make such statements, lest we 
be thought boasters. We advise all Bowdoin 
men to read our neighbor's rebuke, and we 
have no doubt that it will have the effect the 
writer desired : namely, that Bowdoin men 
will try to excel in other ways than boasting. 



Announcement has already been made that 
a "History of Bowdoin Athletics" is to be 
written by Henry A. Wing, '80, and J. Clair 
Minot, '96, both of whom are experienced 
newspaper men. The Orient is told that it 
is the plan to make the forthcoming work as 
complete and as reliable as possible ; especial 
attention will be given to having all records 
accurate. A feature which will be attractive 
will be the illustrations. There will be not 
less than fifty half-tone cuts of base-ball, foot- 
ball, and track teams and boat crews. Every- 
thing to make the work first-class and worthy 
to represent the college will be done. Messrs. 
Wing and Minot will be pleased to have sug- 
gestions from all graduates in regard to the 
book, and, in particular, solicit material for 
the different departments. This notice may 
be considered an invitation to write Mr. Wing, 
who may be addressed at Lewiston, or Mr. 
Minot, whose address is Augusta. It is hoped 
that all undergraduates, alumni, and faculty 
will take an interest in this athletic history. 

Any material which can be supplied will 
be gratefully received by the editors. 



It is pleasing to note the interest generally 
taken in the new Debating Club, for it shows 
that Bowdoin men can occupy their time with 
other pastimes than "dances and foot-ball 
games." The aim and method of the club are 
good and have received the full approbation of 
the Faculty. It is to be hoped that the active 
interest already shown will continue to make 
the meetings completely successful. 



ELIJAH KELLOGG MEMORIAL. 

Last fall several prominent townsmen 
and friends of the late Elijah Kellogg pro- 
jected a movement to erect a suitable memo- 
rial to his name in Harpswell, the exact cost 
ynd character of which to be determined by 
the amount of subscription. In order that a 
bronze statue of creditable character may be 
erected, some of Mr. Kellogg's Boston friends 
have started a subscription paper with the 



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well-known publishers, Messrs. Lee and 
Shepard, 302 Devonshire Street, Boston, as 
custodians of the fund. In acknowledging 
contributions, names of all subscribers will be 
mentioned, however small the amount^ in 
order that all ma}' share in this tribute to that 
noble man who "dared to do all that might 
become a man." 



MEETING OF THE ATHLETIC COM- 
MITTEE. 

The Advisory Athletic Committee held a 
special meeting last Monday evening, to con- 
sider the letter recently received from Uni- 
versity of Maine inviting Bowdoin to send 
three representatives to a conference in 
Waterville, some Saturday this month, to dis- 
cuss rules for athletic eligibility which it would 
be wise for the colleges of Maine to unite in 
enforcing, and to discuss the formation of a 
quadrangular league. The committee decided 
to send the three delegates, selecting for that 
purpose Pratt, '01, Webb, '02, and a Faculty 
member to be announced later. Recommend- 
ations were formulated in regard to eligibility, 
and the delegates advised to present them as 
probable Bowdoin sentiment. The four 
years' rule and future restrictions on profes- 
sionalism were particularly included. In 
regard to the league, it is the unanimous senti- 
ment of the committee that Bowdoin does not 
care to join one, for the history of intercol- 
legiate leagues in Maine has not been at all a 
happy one. 

Several matters of routine business were 
also arranged at the meeting. It was voted 
to advance Manager Nutter fifty dollars for 
expenses during the spring and summer. It 
was voted to approve the bills for the base- 
ball cage up ■ to $350. The Secretary was 
instructed to bring to the attention of the base- 
ball management that there has been some 
complaint on the part of instructors using the 
recitation-rooms in the southern end of Memo- 
rial Hall, because of the noise made by those 
taking base-ball practice in their passage into 
the building ancl up the stairs. Finally, it 
was voted to recommend as the candidates for 
the President and Manager of the Tennis 
Association for the ensuing year Libby and 
Peabody, 1903, with Pratt, 1903, as alternate. 
The selection will be made at the next athletic 
mass-meeting, which probably comes some 
time in March. 



'68 PRIZE SPEAKING. 

The annual contest for the prize offered to 
members of the Senior Class for the best 
written and delivered speech will take place 
this evening in Memorial. The program 
with the names of the contestants selected by 
the Faculty is given below : 

Music. 
Alexander Hamilton's Place in American History. 
Edward Swasey Anthoine. 
Municipal Home Rule. 

George Rowland Walker. 
Music 
Reciprocity with Cuba. 

Ralph Bushnell Stone. 
The Young Man in Politics. 

George Edwin Fogg. 
Music 
The Common Brotherhood. 

Daniel Irving Gross. 
Prohibition in Maine. Richard Bryant Dole. 

Music 



JUNIOR ASSEMBLY. 

At the Faculty meeting Monday, it was 
voted on petition of the Assembly Committee 
of the Junior Class, to allow the class the use 
of Memorial Hall for one other Assembly 
this term, in view of the satisfactory way in 
which the privilege was made use of at the 
Assembly last month ; the provisos being 
made, however, that this Assembly will be 
the only other college dance before Ivy Day, 
and that in case of a financial deficit no assess- 
ment will be levied on the class as has been 
the usual custom in the many cases when the 
Assemblies in Town Hall fell behind. There 
was a class meeting Tuesday to consider the 
proposition of the committee thus approved 
by the Faculty, and at the meeting some dif- 
ference of opinion was evident, not so much 
on the principle itself as on the advisability 
of changing at this late date the plans already 
announced. In individual cases it was felt 
that the scheme would work hardship, as 
many men have invited partners ahead for all 
three dances. It was finally decided, how- 
ever, to carry out the plan of the committee, 
and have the Assembly in Memorial Hall on 
Friday evening, January twenty-first. Invita- 
tions will be issued at once, but the committee 
will follow again the plan of not announcing 
the order of dances until Wednesdav morn- 



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CALENDAR. 

Thursday, Feb. 13 — '68 Prize Speaking. 

Glee Club Concert at Saco. 

Friday, Feb. 14 — Glee Club Concert at Steinert 
Hall, Boston. 

Saturday, Feb. 15 — Glee Club Concert at University 
Club, Boston. 
Deutscher Verein at New Mead- 
ows. 

Monday, Feb. 17 — Reading from Stevenson by Mr. 
Dyer. 

Friday, Feb. 21 — Last Junior Assembly. 

Saturday, Feb. 22 — Washington's Birthday. 

Monday, Feb. 24 — Reading from Sophocles' Antigone 
by Professor Woodruff. 

Tuesday, Feb. 25 — History Club. 

Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Student Volunteer Convention 
begins at Toronto. 

Monday, Mar. 3 — Reading from Kipling by Dr. 
Dennis. 
Jury Meeting. 



CAMPUS CbiflT. 

'68 Prize Speaking to-night. 

Farnsworth, '03, is sick at his home in Bethel. 

Laferriere, '01, was on the campus Saturday. 

Libby and Merrill, '03, are on the sick list. 

Seavey, '05, is sick at his home, Lynn, Mass. 

Kelley and Gray, '02, attended the B. A. A. 
meet. 

Marston, '05, rejoined his class Wednesday, the 
fifth. 

Pottle, 1900, spent the past week with friends 
on the campus. 

The Freshman Class Squad will probably be 
announced soon. 

G. A. Foster, '05, returned to college Thursday, 
after a brief illness. 

Mr. Frank B. Clark of Portland visited his son, 
Clark, '04. Saturday. 

Emerson, '04, has returned to college after a 
sickness of several weeks. 

A number of the students have enjoyed the skat- 
ing on the Mill Pond, Bath. 

There is much complaint because of the poor 
lights in the Reading-Room. 

Marshall, '03, returned to college Saturday after 
an absence of a term and a half. 

Miss Harvey's next assembly will occur in 
Armory Hall, Bath, February 19. 

Edwards, 1900, who is a Sophomore at M. L T., 
was a visitor on the campus Friday. 

McCormick, '03, is sick at his home at Boothbay 
Harbor with a touch of pneumonia. 



Rev. E. D. Moore of New York was the guest 
of Cunningham, '04, Thursday. 

Gray, '02, went to Boston Saturday to confer 
with the chairman of Amherst College Debating 
Club. 

Many of the students took part in games of polo 
on the ice in front of the Art Building the past 
week. 

Professor Moody held his mid-term examina- 
tion in mathematics for .the Freshman Class 
Friday. 

Dr. Coolidge of Harvard, who has been visiting 
Dr. Dennis, was the guest of Alpha Delta Phi on 
Friday night. 

Gibson, '02, sang a solo in Elm Street Universal- 
ist Church vestry. Auburn, previous to the Glee 
Club concert. 

Professor Houghton represented the college at 
the Boston Alumni Banquet held last evening at the 
Copley Square Hotel. 

A quartet, composed of Gibson, McCann, Pres- 
ton and Archibald rendered "Thou Art Weary" 
at the chapel service Sunday afternoon. 

There is a very interesting collection of over one 
hundred photographs of Sicily now on exhibition 
at the Art Building, where they will remain until 
the 23d inst. 

Miss Merryman entertained the members of 
the "Scrap of Paper" company at her home last 
Friday evening. Fogg and Haley, '02, Stover and 
Coffin, '03, were among those invited. 

Many students attended the Brunswick Minstrels 
at the Town Hall, Tuesday evening. There was the 
usual rollicking fun, which showed neither fear nor 
favor in its attacks on local men and movements. 

Paul Goold, the well-known Portland artist and 
designer of the famous foot-ball calendar, has been 
in India for some time and has recently left for 
China, whence he will go to Yokohama and thence 
to San Francisco. 

The whole number of books taken from the col- 
lege library during the year 1901 was 7,738. The 
busiest month was March, when 1,145 books were 
used. During January of the present year 1,216 
books were drawn. 

The base-ball schedules have been printed on a 
neat and pretty aluminum card, with calendar for 
1902 on the back, by the Aluminum Manufacturing 
Co. of Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Every student is 
entitled to one of these cards, as a token, when his 
base-ball subscription is paid. 

Many undergraduates spent a pleasant and 
profitable hour with Professor Johnson in the 
Walker Art Building, Wednesday afternoon. Pro- 
fessor Johnson will continue to meet students 
there every Wednesday afternoon from five minutes 
past one to two o'clock, until a tour of the building 
is made. 

The many Bowdoin friends of the late Woodbury 
Armstrong of Portland, a member of the Junior 
Class of Brown, were grieved to learn of his sud- 
den death from appendicitis at Providence last week. 
Armstrong was a graduate of Portland High, class 
of 1899, and was always very popular for his genial 
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201 



A number of the college students attended a 
reception given on Tuesday afternoon by Dr. and 
Mrs. Dennis in honor of the Reverend and Mrs. 
Edward D. Johnson of Brunswick. 

Manager Merrill of the 1903 Bugle makes the 
urgent request that all Juniors who have not already 
had their pictures taken for the class annual will do 
so before Thursday, the 20th inst. This early date 
is stated in order that the half-tones may be made 
in season. 

The performances of Longfellow's "Evangeline," 
given Friday and Saturday of last week, were among 
the most successful and gratifying amateur render- 
ings ever given in Portland. The ladies of that 
city, who have raised over one thousand dollars for 
the Longfellow House fund, deserve unqualified 
praise. 

The Shilohites held their first public meeting to 
obtain converts, in the Town Hall, last Sunday 
evening. The Shiloh orchestra was present and 
"the proclamation of the everlasting gospel," 
according to Brother Sandford, was preached. 
The College was represented by a large number of 
students, several of whom remained after the 
service to question the speaker in relation to 
certain details of the system of belief he advocates. 

Division A of the Sophomore Class held their 
second debate Friday, February 7. Question: 
■'Resolved, That a defensive alliance with Great 
Britain would be advisable for the United States." 
The speakers on the affirmative were Grant and 
Frost ; on the negative Martin and Cram. The bal- 
loting on the merits of the question resulted 22 to 
3 in favor of the negative ; on the merits of the 
debate 17 to 5 in favor of the negative. Debate for 
Division B postponed until Wednesday, February 12. 

Professor Dennis was kept in by a severe cold, 
Monday and Tuesday. There were adjourns for the 
regular History classes, but the examinations in 
Government on Monday morning and Junior History 
on Tuesday morning were conducted by President 
Hyde. The regular meeting of the History Club 
which was to be at the Beta Theta Pi House on 
Tuesday was postponed to February twenty-fifth, 
when Professor Dennis will open the evening with a 
paper on what he calls his particular hobby, — the 
Eastern Question. 

The audience of Professor Houghton's lecture, 
"Seneca and the Age of Nero," which was given last 
Saturday, under the auspices of the Saturday Club, 
enjoyed a thorough treat. Professor Houghton 
handled his subject in a masterly, realistic 
fashion. He painted the age of Nero with the dark- 
est colors of debauchery and vice ; in contrast with 
the utter unscrupulousness of Messalina, Agrippina, 
and Poppaea, he placed Seneca, the philosopher, in 
the relief of purity and integrity. We trust that 
Professor Houghton will sometime favor the stu- 
dents by repeating this lecture at Memorial Hall. 

Friday evening comes the debate between Bates 
and the Harvard Senior debaters at Lewiston, and 
at our sister college nothing is talked of or thought 
of but this great event. Bates has the hardest side 
of the question, — the defence of the Frye Shipping 
Bill, — and it feels that the judges are not wholly 
satisfactory, but its debaters will make a great 
effort to win the decision, in which case nothing 



will be too good for them, in the opinion of their 
college associates. It will repay Bowdoin men to 
attend the debate, especially since one of the Bates 
team was at Bowdoin for his Freshman year, and 
is expected to return here to graduate with 1903. 

Professor Archibald Cary Coolidge of Harvard 
University was the guest of Professor Dennis the 
last three days of last week. Thursday evening 
there was a joint meeting of the History and 
Government Clubs at the Inn, and Professor 
Coolidge discussed informally the condition of 
Russia and its political aims. Professor Cool- 
idge has spent some time in the legation at 
St. Petersburg, and while holding his official posi- 
tion made many journeys through both European 
and Asiatic Russia, so that he understands the 
subject thoroughly. To those who were present 
the evening will remain in memory as one of the 
most pleasant of their college life. 

Mr. Ewell, foreman of the new Library Building, 
arrived again on Monday, and work will now go 
forward steadily until the completion of the build- 
ing in September. Two furnaces are being installed 
in the basement of the building, and, heated by them 
and protected by the temporary roof, workmen will 
be able to put in the terra-cotta arches between 
the floors and carry on other inside work until the 
coming of spring allows outside work. Stone has 
been arriving at the building all winter, and there is 
consequently so large a supply ahead that last sum- 
mer's delays are not likely to be repeated. For the 
present there is but a small crew at work, but more 
men will be added in a week or two. 

The Bowdoin Glee and Mandolin-Guitar Clubs 
ga\e a concert at Auburn, Thursday evening. 
February 6, before a large and appreciative audi- 
ence. In commenting on the concert the Lezviston 
Evening Journal said : "Every number which Mr. 
Welch, the violinist, played was a distinct delight, 
and he would have been playing encores to the length 
of a violin recital if his listeners had been given their 
way. Maine is exceedingly fortunate to have such 
a promising yoinig violin virtuoso, and the Bow- 
doin Glee and Mandolin-Guitar Clubs should 
congratulate themselves at having so talented a 
member. In Mr. Haley the club have a reader of 
more than usual attainments. Much regret was 
expressed because of the absence of Mr. Gibson." 

A list of some of the recent books received at 
the library: "Pintoricchio" (Great Masters series), 
E. M. Phillips; "Sodoma" (Great Masters series), 
Bon Pruili ; "Monuments of the Early Church," 
Walter Lowrie : "Studies in History and Jurispru- 
dence," James Bryce : "A study of Ben Jonson," 
A. C. Swinburne ; "Diplomatic Relations of the 
United States and Spanish America," J. H. Latane : 
"Correggio" (Riverside art series), E. M. Hurll : 
"Historic Towns of the Middle States," L. P. 
Powell ; "Essays and Addresses," Augustine Birrell ; 
"Special Report on Educational Subjects in Great 
Britain ;" Report of the United States Industrial 
Commission, Volumes 6-12: "Modern Eloquence," 
edited bv Hon. Thomas B. Reed (the gift of Gen. 
Hubbard'): "Story of Maine." T. E. Watson (gift 
of Gen. Hubbard) : "Burne-Jones." Ovon Schleinitz; 
"Five Straws Gathered From Revolutionary Field" 
(gift of Harvard College Library). 



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Y. M. C. A. 



Last Sunday was the annual Day of Prayer for 
Colleges, and a special attempt was made to make 
the service of the Y. M. C. A. attractive. The 
speaker was President Hyde, and there was a large 
audience to greet him. ftis general theme was the 
appeal which Christian life makes to the student 
and the educated man. Pleasures and business 
interests are all well enough for phases of one's life, 
but are not satisfactory as an end in themselves. 
Something nobler and higher is needed — something 
to induce one to be always careful that in the pur- 
suit of self-interest he does no other person a 
harm. 

At the Sunday service Miss Winchell of Bruns- 
wick played a selection from Mendelssohn's 
"Elijah" as a 'cello solo. 

The missionary service scheduled on the topic- 
card for last Thursday evening was postponed 
until this Thursday evening. 

There are six more Sunday services this 
term, and speakers for most of them have been 
arranged. One who should prove particularly 
interesting is W. T. Reid, Jr., of Harvard, the 
famous "Bill" Reid who was captain of the base-ball 
team, and who coached the foot-ball team to victory 
last fall. Mr. Reid is one of the leaders in the 
Harvard Association. 



ATtiLETICS. 



THE RELAY RACE. 

Bowdoin's relay team was defeated at the B. A. 
A. Meet last Saturday by M. L T., in the slow time 
of 3 minutes and lyi seconds. Our team was com- 
posed of Soule, Hunt, Gray, and Nutter, and the 
winning team had Avery, K. C. Grant, Pember, and 
Baker. Bowdoin's first men lost about fifteen yards. 
Gray held his own with his man, and Nutter made 
a beautiful finish, cutting the lead down to three 
yards. The race brought out very distinctly the 
poor condition of our team, and the lack of training 
on a banked track. The track on which the race was 
run is a little smaller than our own out-door track, 
with high banked corners. As anyone who has 
tried our out-door track knows, it is almost impos- 
sible to sprint around its corners, which are very 
poorly constructed. This should be remedied so 
that our future relay teams will not be handicapped 
in this manner. 

The redeeming feature of the meet for Bowdoin 
was the work of Denning in the shot-put. In spite 
of the large handicap of 2 feet, he finished fourth 
with a put of 38 feet and 10 inches. In actual put, 
he took third place. 



N. E. I. A. A. MEETING. 

Manager Mitchell and ex-Manager Walker 
attended the annual meeting of the N. E. I. A. A. at 
the Congress bquare Hotel, Boston, February 8. It 
was decided at this meeting that all the trials for the 



Worcester Meet should be held Friday afternoon, 
the day before the meet. An attempt to have the 
bicycle race dropped from the list of events proved 
a failure. A plan of changing the place of the meet 
from Worcester to Boston was considered, but 
proved unfavorable. The following officers were 
elected for the ensuing year : 

President, Eli, Williams. 

Vice-President, Mitchell, Bowdoin. 

Treasurer, Winchester, M. I. T. 



Bates Base-Ball Schedule. 

Manager E. L, Wall of the Bates base-ball team, 
announces the following schedule for 1902 : 

Bates vs. Hebron Academy, Lewiston, April 19. 

Bates vs. Harvard 'Varsity, Cambridge, April 22. 

Bates vs. Holy Cross, Worcester, April 23. 

Bates vs. Amherst Aggies, Amherst, April 24. 

Bates vs. Bowdoin (exhibition), Lewiston, 
April 26. 

Bates vs. Bridgton Academy, Lewiston, April 30. 

Bates vs. University of Maine, Lewiston, May 3. 

Bates vs. Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt, 
May 8. 

Bates vs. LTniversity of Vermont, Burlington, 
Vt., May 9. 

Bates vs. University of Vermont, Burlington, 
Vt., May 10. 

Bates vs. University of Maine, Orono, May 14. 

Bates vs. Colby, Lewiston, May 17. 

Bates vs. Bowdoin, Lewiston, May 24. 

Bates vs. Amherst Aggies, Lewiston, May 27. 

Bates vs. Colby (exhibition), Lewiston, May 30. 

Bates vs. Tufts, Lewiston, June 3. 

Bates vs. Bowdoin, Brunswick, June 13. 

Bates vs. Colby, Waterville, June 14. 

The Bates men are just starting to work in the 
cage, and about twenty men will try for the team. 
There are four or five positions to be filled, and 
there will be considerable rivalry for them. Some 
good material has entered college in the Freshman 
Class, and the team which will represent Bates 
College on the diamond, this season, should be a 
good one. 



In the last report of President Eliot of Harvard, 
he speaks of athletics at Harvard as follows : From 
incomplete but serviceable lists submitted to the 
athletic committee by the managers of the various 
athletic sports, it appears that tennis still affords to 
the largest number of students means of out-door 
exercise. 700 are reported as playing tennis. The 
next popular sport is rowing, 640 having taken part 
in it. Foot-ball comes next, with 242, and base-ball 
fourth with 220. Track engaged the attention of 
146, but no other sport attracted as many as 100 
persons. 

Preparations for the indoor meet are progressing 
rapidly. Most of the drills have been learned and 
are now being perfected and polished off. A piano 
was placed in the gymnasium this week to help 
matters along. As yet, all the officers of the differ- 
ent class teams have not been elected, but this must 
soon be done. The Freshman drill with the Indian 
clubs, which is considered one of the hardest drills 
of the meet, has been shortened this year from five 
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ments have been simplified. The Freshman Class 
has not yet shown up any wonders for the indoor 
meet, but it has plenty of undeveloped material. 

It is generally believed that the next athletic 
agreement between Harvard and Yale will be for 
about three years. It is probable that they will not 
enter into another long agreement. 

Harvard's track team has begun work with 125 



AT OTHER COLLEGES. 

Mr. J. P. Morgan is to erect for the Harvard 
Medical School three buildings at a cost of $1,000,- 
000. 

The larger colleges seem to be at odds over the 
arranging of dates for base-ball games the coming 
spring. 

Yale has received a challenge from the University 
of California for a dual meet to take place in New 
Haven, May 17. 

The Senior Class of the Brunswick High School 
is preparing to present the drama, "Between the 
Acts," in April. 

Prince Henry of Prussia has notified the 
German embassy at Washington that he desires to 
visit Harvard about the first week in March. 

Compulsory vaccination has been ordered at Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, and current issues of the 
Pennsylvanian show that it is being enforced. 

Military training at the University of Maine is 
to be revived next spring, and one of the coming 
social events of the winter will be a military ball. 

Giving vast sums of money for educational pur- 
poses is not restricted to Carnegie. Mrs. Stanford 
has just made a little present of thirty millions to 
Stanford University. 

The subject of the Brown-Dartmouth debate tc be 
held probably in May, is : "Resolved, That United 
States senators should be elected by a direct vote of 
the people." Brown has the affirmative. 

Not to be outdone by Bowdoin and Colby, Bates 
now projects a volume of "Bates Stories," and in the 
Bates Student contributions are called for from 
alumni and undergraduates. 

A Maine club has recently been organized by stu- 
dents of the Boston University Law School, with 
fourteen members. Bowdoin alumni promise to be 
conspicuous in the new society. 

The Wisconsin University Faculty has instituted 
an investigation into the alleged poker-playing pro- 
pensities of students. About 200 young men have 
been summoned to appear and tell what they know 
about it. 

Professor Arthur L. Clarke of the Department of 
Physics, Bates College, .has been elected to the 
membership of the American Physical Society, whose 
exclusive membership includes the leading scientists 
of the world. 

Singero Mohara, a Japanese student from Ibara, 
Japan, who has just entered the University of 
Chicago, has been granted all his expenses by the 
University authorities because he had the courage 



to journey all the way to Chicago to prepare himself 
as a missionary among his people in Hawaii. 

Members of the Bangor Women's Clubs will 
give an entertainment in the near future for the 
benefit of the Historic Portland mansion. The 
entertainment will consist of illustrated readings, 
dramatic tableaux and songs ; all taken from Long- 
fellow's writings. 

Prof. A. A. Trevor of Greencastle, Ind., has been 
nominated by the faculty of the Boston University 
to the John Sleeper fellowship of that institution, 
which provides, free of expense, for a fiscal year, the 
making of a personal research in a foreign country. 
He has selected Palestine. 

It may be interesting to some of the students 
here who have military aspirations to know that the 
West Point authorities have condescended to admit 
sLi'dents nito the academy on a high school certifi- 
cate. If appointments were given on high school 
certificates Uncle Sam would undoubtedly have an 
abundance of lieutenants. 

Professor H. S. Benner, head of the biology 
department of the Butler University at Indianapolis, 
advances the proposition that strange men far differ- 
ent from those now living, will walk the earth in 
centuries to come. They will be a race of brainy, 
four-toed giants. It is generally conceded that the 
more toes one has, the less brains. 

Prof. B. C. Wilder of Cornell is the founder 
of rather a uniciue society. Its members are to 
sign a paper bequeathing their brains to the society. 
When one of the members dies his brain goes to the 
society for scientific purposes. It is claimed that 
physicians find it difficult to obtain the brains of 
educated men, hence this organization. 

The growing popularity of foot-ball in Switzer- 
land is not looked upon by the military authorities 
with a very favorable eye, owing to the fact that 
the young men of the country are beginning to neg- 
lect rifle shooting, devoting all their spare time to 
the gridiron. In consequence the various cadet 
corps are suffering from lack of members. 

The gift of Emperor William to Harvard will be 
much larger than was at first supposed. The gift 
consists of casts and some bronzes illustrating every 
phase of German plastic arts from the Romanesque 
period to the rennaissance. The entire cost of the 
collection will be defrayed from the Emperor's 
private purse, and is estimated at 500,000 marks. 
Ambassador White has notified Harvard that the 
collection requires a special building. 

Professor Hugo Munsterburg, the noted Harvard 
psychologist, in speaking of the situation of Ger- 
many with the LInited States, says: "The whole 
thing is absolute nonsense. It is ridiculous. The 
importance of Prince Henry's visit to this country 
cannot be overestimated. It is of the greatest sig- 
nificance. As to a war between Germany and the 
United States there is not the least probability of 
such a thing. The Germans are not foolish enough 
to hate competitors and thus stir up war. The 
whole thing is absurd, and it is foolish to discuss it." 

On Friday night the Seniors in the Scientific 
School at Yale indulged in "horse play" at the 
expense of some Freshmen . The next night the 
Freshmen retaliated with interest, and the Seniors 



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let it become noised about that on Tuesday night 
they proposed to make the Freshmen apologize. 
The latter prepared for trouble, and when the 
Seniors rushed to the room of a prominent Fresh- 
man they were met and outnumbered two to one. 
The upper class men were forced to retreat. The 
Freshmen followed, and on the street a rush 
began. The rush developed into a fight, and for 
thirty minutes the fighting was fast and furious, 
some blood was spilled, clothing was torn, and there 
were many black eyes given and taken. 



ALUMN 



'58._The Portland Press of January 24, contains 
an interesting letter written by a Virginian about 
Jonathan P. Cilley of Rockland and his famous 
Black Horse Company of the First Maine Cavalry. 

77. — George H. Marquis of Clear Lake, Dakota, 
is the author of a new book called "Fairview's Mys- 
tery," a story of Dakota told by a Dakota lawyer. 
There is a mysterious disappearance, an arrest of 
one suspected of murder, an examination in com- 
mitting magistrate's court, a discharge of the defend- 
ant, an appeal to Judge Lynch, a thrilling scene when 
the prosecuting attorney appears and saves an inno- 
cent man from the fury of an excited mob, and 
finally a solution of the mystery attending the dis- 
appearance of Harry Vernon from the village of 
Fairview. All is told in an easy, natural manner, 
withoui attempt at scene painting or flowery descrip- 
tion, and the book is intended for the perusal of 
attorneys, who will find it entertaining, and will be 
inclined to attempt to solve the mystery themselves 
before reading the concluding chapter, in which it is 
made clear. A copy of "Fairview's Mystery," pre- 
sented by the author, may be found in the library. 
It is bound in cloth, 12 mo., by the Abbey Press. 
Price, 75 cents. 

'gi. — Emerson Hilton of Damariscotta is slowly 
recovering from the effects of his injury received 
last Commencement week, and complete restoration 
of health is expected. 

Two Bowdoin men are now on the staff of the 
Penn Charter School at Philadelphia,— Frederick L. 
Smith, '86, and Daniel E. Owen, '90, for seven 
years sub-principal of Thornton Academy. 

Members of Bowdoin alumni taking a medical 
course at Johns Hopkins University: Neagle, 
Thompson, Hayden, '99; Danforth, Dascombe, 
Hill, Martelle, '01. 

•g5._Dr. Alfred Mitchell, interne at the Maine 
General Hospital in Portland, will leave in a few 
weeks for Johns Hopkins, where he will pursue a 
course preparatory for certain specialties. 

'97.— Frank J. Small is practicing law in Water- 
ville, Maine. 



A Boston paper has the following : 
"Speaking of Phi Beta Kappa," said a Bowdoin 
graduate of the early seventies at the University Club 
in Boston the other night, "I am reminded by some 
of the recent newspaper references to it of an acci- 
dent in my own college experience. At Bowdoin, as 
elsewhere, the admission to Phi Beta Kappa depends 



wholly on scholarship, the first few men in rank from 
every Senior Class being admitted to the society 
near the end of their course. To the other Greek- 
letter societies admission is by invitation early in 
the Freshman year — and "fishing," or soliciting mem- 
bership of the most desirable new students, was in 
my time, as it is now, one of the college activities 
through September and October. Over in the old 
gymnasium one morning early in my Sophomore 
year I tackled a green-looking Freshman on the 
society question and found that he knew very little 
about such matters, so 1 adroitly drew him up into a 
corner, within hearing of a group of my fellow- 
Sophs, and told him that I would like to have him 
join Phi Beta Kappa. He sieemed acquiescent — 
'easy' — and finally I 'pledged' him solemnly to Phi 
Beta. We shook hands and he walked away, assur- 
ing me that he would listen to no other 'fishers.' 
Of course we Sophs had a good laugh over him. 
Later on, circumstances forced me back into this 
man's class — Dick was his name — and on the day 
of our graduation he came to me with the green and 
white Phi Beta Kappa ribbons flying from both 
lapels of his coat. 'You see,' he said, 'I was as 
good as my word when you "pledged" me four years 
ago!' As for myself, I was ribbonless — led the 
tail-end of the class." 



OBITUARY. 

'46. — Rev. Charles H. Emerson died at his home 
in Seattle, Washington, January 28, at the age of 
83 years. He was born in Parsonsfield, Maine, 
August 2. 1818. After his theological studies were 
completed, he held several pastorates in Maine, in. 
Springfield and Lee among other towns, and then he 
went to Nebraska. In the later 3'ears of his life he 
was located in California. A few years ago he 
retired from the ministry and took up his residence 
with his son, first in Tacoma and then in Seattle, 
Washington. This son is the only one of his seven 
children to survive him. 

Mr. Emerson was a splendid type of the old- 
school clergyman, consecrated, scholarly, and aggres- 
sive ; and he was always well beloved by the people 
he served. In his Sophomore year at Bowdoin he 
became one of the charter members of Theta Chap- 
ter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, and for almost three- 
score years his interest in the fraternity never 
flagged. Though not back at the college for many 
years, and the breadth of a continent away, he kept 
closely in touch with the active chapter, and only 
a few months ago sent it his photograph and a long 
letter with cordial congratulations on the acquisition 
of the chapter-house. Mr. Emerson was the last 
survivor of the twelve charter members of Theta 
Chapter. 



Some time ago the entrance to the Bowdoin 
tomb in the old Granary burial ground in Boston 
was found to be caving in ; in consequence of which, 
Robert Winthrop, Jr., a descendant of the Bowdoin 
family and the representative of their interests, 
caused the entrance to be permanently sealed with 
a brick wall. The ancient slab with the arms of 
Governor Bowdoin's father, James Bowdoin, Sr., 
being cracked badly at the edges, was encased in 
bronze and erected in the form of a monument at 
the former entrance to the tomb. 



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The great debate at Lewiston is over, and 
Bates has won. Those who went up say that 
the Bates men deserved their victory, on the 
face of the evening's performance, for they 
knew their subject and they presented it in 
masterly fashion. But while we give Bates men 
all the credit for a hard-fought victory, won 
after work long and arduous, we are disposed 
to consider whether it is not well that Bowdoin 
has never adopted the manner of debating 
which has grown to be the custom at Bates. 
We are glad that the debate with Amherst is to 
be conducted under a different method of pro- 
cedure, by whole-hearted consent of both col- 
leges. 

We hear it wondered sometimes why Bow- 



doin men are famous not only in other walks 
of life, but also in the particular sphere which 
has received little or no attention in the col- 
lege life here, — that is, in debating, — while 
some other institutions not far away which 
have made a specialty of debates for years can 
point to few or no famous parliamentarians 
among their graduates. We think that the 
explanation lies in the fact that Bowdoin men 
are taught independence ; and when they grad- 
uate they are able to stand on their own legs 
readily in whatever course they undertake. 
This peculiarity it is which is to be emphasized 
in our Amherst debate as it was not in the 
recent debate at Lewiston. We have a Faculty 
of which we are justly proud, and to which Vi^e 
gladly go for advice on difficult points. But 
when an opportunity comes for us to enter an 
intercollegiate debate, we are not going to 
depend on that Faculty for assistance in the 
preparation of our briefs and arguments, so 
that the result is a Faculty debate quite as 
much as an undergraduate one. We are as 
solicitous for Bowdoin honor as any of our 
contemj)oraries for their own honor and 
glory ; but the temptation to aid undergrad- 
uate inexperience to win victories by Faculty 
interference has been specifically put away by 
our agreement with Amherst, so that on the 
merits alone of undergraduates as debaters 
will the contest be based, and victory or 
defeat will be an advertisement of undergrad- 
uate conditions alone. 

The Bates debaters, however, and one of 
them in particular, did marvelously well. And 
we conp-ratulate them. 



It is especially gratifying to Bowdoin men 
that two of her sons are to receive the signal 
honor of having their statues erected in Rome 
by the Italian government, an honor hereto- 



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fore granted to no living or dead American 
citizen. Graduated in the Class of 1825, 
Longfellow, the poet, and Hawthorne, the 
novelist, will ever be ranked not only among 
the most illustrious sons of Bowdoin but of 
the whole United States. Honored at home 
and abroad Longfellow is the only American 
whose bust stands in Westminster Abbey. 

It is most appropriate that Hawthorne's 
statue will be erected near the place where 
the plot of the "Marble Faun" is laid. Surely 
Rome honors herself in honoring these two 
famous Americans whose works are the inspir- 
ation of every young American to-day. 



The new rule in regard to conditions, 
though it will not affect more than a dozen 
men in the college, is important, for it changes 
an old policy which has been in vogue in the 
college for many years. Heretofore it has 
been the sentiment to drop men falling below 
in more than one study, with the practical 
result that this sentence has been given often 
and afterward revoked. In the future the 
policy is to be that of the great majority of 
universities and colleges, which is practically 
that of our high schools. If a man does not 
do his work, he will simply not be advanced in 
standing. 

This change is a part of the system which 
has been adopted gradually, for the open pur- 
pose of reducing the number of conditions 
annually taken. Though the new regulations 
in regard to making up conditions have been 
in force less than a year, the result has been 
marvellous. It has reduced the number of 
conditions to one-third what it was formerly. 
It seems probable that an increase in activity 
will result from the new rules. Fewer condi- 
tions will be given, so that the general schol- 
astic standing will be raised. 



NEW REGULATIONS. 
Another important change has been made 
by the Faculty in the rules regarding condi- 
tions, to follow the steps taken last year con- 
cerning the making up of conditions. 



At the mid-term Faculty meeting, just as 
formerly, there will be a review of the classes. 
Instructors will present written reports of all 
men who are below 5.5 as an average in any 
course. In accordance with these reports the 
minor and major warnings will be given. 
The minor warning is sent when a man is in 
danger of receiving a condition in one course, 
while the major warning goes to the man who 
stands a chance of getting two conditions. 
At the end of the term the minor warning will 
not affect a man's standing ; if, however, any 
student who has received the major warning 
receives conditions in two of his courses in 
any term, he will not be advanced in class 
standing until he has complied with the regula- 
tions in regard to conditions. These are: 

1. No man may have two conditions 
accredited to him in any term, and retain his 
class standing. 

2. Each condition must be made up within 
one year of the time it was received. 

So these rules mean that any man who has 
two conditions in one term will not be pro- 
moted with his class. Formerly such men 
were dropped. The only addition to these 
rules is that the Faculty reserve the right, at 
any time and without special warning, to 
remove from college those who wilfully 
neglect their work and to transfer to the spe- 
cial list men unable to carry four courses, who 
have received the major warning, without 
waiting till the end of the year. 



BOSTON ALUMNI DINNER. 

The thirty-fourth annual reunion of the 
Boston Alumni Association was held at the 
Copley Square, Boston, February 12, with. 
Professor Alfred E. Burton, Bowdoin, '78, of 
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
presiding. « 

President Hyde referred to the cgjebration 
of the centennial year of the college, which is 
to be held next June, with Hon. Thomas B. 
Reed as orator. He also spoke of the lack of 
instructors at Bowdoin, as compared with 
Amherst, Dartmouth, and Williams. Besides 
this defect, there is another serious drawback 
to the advancement of the institution, namely, 
low salaries. 

Professor Houghton commented upon the 
benefits of the close relations between the stu- 
dents and the faculty in the small institutions, 
as compa,red with the large universities. 



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Short addresses were also made by Oliver C. 
Stevens, '76, Edward Stanwood, '61, and Dr. 
Dudley A. Sargent, '75- 

Edward S. Hall, professor of physics at 
Harvard, argued that the laws against pro- 
fessionalism in college athletics are too rigid 
and that every college winks at their viola- 
tion. He also said that the intense interest in 
American college athletics should be encour- 
aged, but characterized the feeling between 
Harvard and Yale as a discreditable, if not 
disgraceful, wrangle. 

Messrs. Oliver C. Stevens, "76, and 
William G. Reed, '82, promised to pay the 
tuition of two students each year throughout 
their course. 

The following officers have been elected 
for the ensuing year: 

President, Prof. A. S. Burton, '73; Vice- 
Presidents, Edward Stanwood, '61, and G. R. 
Swasey, '75 ; Secretary, W. G. Reed, '82 ; 
Assistant Secretary, H. S. Chapman, '91 ; 
Executive Committee, J. G. Stetson, '54, S. B. 
Carter, '66, J. E. Elliot, '73' D. A. Sargent, 
'75, E. A. Achorn, '81, J. F. Libbey, '85, and 
E. B. Young, '92. 



ANNUAL CONVENTION OF M. L 
C. A. A. 

The Annual Convention of the Maine 
Intercollegiate Athletic Association was held 
in Brunswick on Saturday last. Considerable 
business was transacted. It was voted to have 
an entirely new constitution drawn up, which 
should embody stricter eligibility rules than 
the old one, and which should be modeled as 
far as possible upon the constitution of the 
I. C. A. A. A. A. 

The convention also decided that it would 
be well to omit the bicycle race at the games 
next spring, believing that bicycling no longer 
has any place in track athletics. The meet 
next spring will come on May 31, and will be 
held in Lewiston on the Bates College Athletic 
Field. ., 

The financial condition of the association 
was found to be good, there being a surplus 
of $183 in the treasury. It was voted to 
divide the sum in excess of $100 among the 
four associate colleges. 

The following new officers were elected : 

President, Hamilton, Colby; Vice-Presi- 
dent, Mitchell, Bowdoin ; Secretary, Dins- 
more, U. of M. ; Treasurer, Clason, Bates. 



Track Events. 
The officials for the meet next June were 
elected as follows : Referee, Granville R. Lee, 
Portland; Judges at Finish, W. R. Howard, 
Belfast, H. A. Wing, Lewiston, W. W. Bol- 
ster, Bates; Timers, Dr. F. N. Whittier, Bow- 
doin, L. T. Thompson, U. of M., Scott Wil- 
son, Portland; Starter, A. S. Macreadis, Port- 
land; Clerk of Course, G. Rowland Walker, 
Bowdoin. Scorer and Marshal not chosen. 

Field Events. 

Measurers : P. E. McCarthy, U. of M. ; F. 
W. Thyng, Colby. 

Judges: A. L. Grover, U. of M. ; A. L. 
Laferriere, Bowdoin. 

Scorers : H. L. Swett, Skowhegan ; H. A. 
Blake, Bates. 



'68 PRIZE PART. 

The annual contest for the '68 Prize took 
place in Memorial Hall last Thursday even- 
ing. An unusually large audience listened to 
the speakers, whose parts were all of excellent 
equality and rich in thought and expression. 
The judges were George E. Hughes, Bath; 
Professor Alfred W. Anthony of Bates ; Rev. 
J. R. Danforth, Auburn. The prize was 
awarded to Daniel Irving Gross, whose thesis 
is printed below. 

The Common Brotherhood. 
Daniel Irving Gross. 

The inheritance of a nation is a mixture of 
good and evil. With beneficent institutions, 
noble ideals and worthy deeds, prejudicial 
beliefs, narrow conceptions and unworthy 
practices are handed down from one genera- 
tion to another. 

No greater blight rests upon civilization 
than racial hatred. Its pernicious influence is 
felt not only in lands where caste has become a 
permanent social institution, but in most highly 
civilized communities. Even in our own 
country this evil lives vigorously, though 
pierced by two hundred thousand bayonets. 

At the present time much is said concern- 
ing superior and inferior races and the neces- 
sity of controlling subject peoples. Some 
maintain that the Anglo-Saxon by virtue of 
special prerogative in color and progressive 
qualities should be supreme, in truth that he in 
himself is nobler than others. 



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To meet this assumption it is not necessary 
to appeal to enthusiastic sentiment about uni- 
versal brotherhood, for science protests against 
violation of primal truths and hastens to give 
evidence in regard to those elements of unity 
which exist in every kind of human being from 
the savage to civilized man. 

In examining facts which science discloses 
concerning this unity, it is not necessary to 
dwell upon external characteristics. It is of 
little importance that the number of races can- 
not be determined by color and by gradations 
in the shape of the skull. Nevertheless, it 
affords some satisfaction that many philolo- 
gists and naturalists, the most notable among 
them Darwin, affirm the solidarity of the race, 
judging largely by the criterion of physical 
attributes and functions. 

Discarding what is uncertain in outward 
appearance, we may take higher ground. We 
need not deem the barbarian capable of meas- 
urement by material, visible characteristics 
alone. We may ascend to nobler, invisible 
realms. We may cross the mighty threshold 
that leads into the highest sanctuary of man. 
We may stand within the holy temple of the 
soul and there amid the thronging impulses, 
there where the Infinite most truly is found, 
discover one "God, one law, one element," one 
sacred brotherhood. 

From Fetichism to the most refined Mono- 
theism there is belief in an overruling power. 
Though a shadowy belief to the mind of primi- 
tive man, in the light of evolution it is no less 
real than the conception of Deity that exists 
in the brain of the modern philosopher. Turn 
where we will we are confronted with this 
phenomenon. Everywhere is an universal 
upward look to a Presence deemed mightier 
than man. Comparative theology emphasizes 
elements that are common in a multitude of 
religions. Under its benign influence religious 
ideas formerly thought characteristic of special 
races, ideas which were sources of antipathy 
and bloodshed, reveal their likenesses, and new 
relations spring up which unify the world. 
These make known no various clans as distinct 
races of men, but bring to the front the race 
man. 

Associated with the idea of God is faith in 
the immortality of the soul. Coeval with the 
birth of the race, it is the dream of the savage 
and the hope of civilization. Expanding with 
the march of progress it has been differen- 
tiated to meet the spiritual need of each age. 



No land is so poor that it has not this posses- 
sion. It appears on the dim horizon of time a 
fa'" summit that has grown more clear, more 
beautiful and more massive with the advanc- 
ing dawn. No country is so rich, so great, that 
it has yet stepped beyond the bounds of this 
ancient legacy universal in the human breast. 
Though tribulation and woe grind him to the 
dust, though misfortune destroys his empires, 
though friends disappear and his soul grows 
cold in its loneliness, man still looks toward his 
Elysian fields, and in his mighty longings 
gains joy and moral grandeur. 

Kant has said that two things filled him 
with admiration and awe, — the starry heavens 
above and the moral law within. One is 
the fitting complement of the other. One rep- 
resents unity of the external universe, the 
other unity of men. Inscribed upon their 
hearts it speaks a high and common destiny. 
That it varies from age to age does not dis- 
prove its universality, Men have ever loved 
justice. Duty has ever constrained them to 
right action. Wild tribes of Africa and those 
who have had moral perceptions quickened by 
refining influences recognize and obey the 
same law. Immutable it prevails. The 
"still, small voice" shakes thrones, reforms 
society and builds new temples "not made with 
hands." The outward glow of empire, the 
glitter of courts and the pomp and pageantry 
of war sink into insignificance when brought 
before that august, authoritative presence, the 
conscience of man, that common tribunal 
which prophesies ultimate brotherhood. 

Wide-reaching as are these attributes of 
man there are others equally fundamental and 
indicative of inherent racial nobility. Those 
affections which bind families together and 
that broad sympathy which touches all 
humanity, uniting strangers with links uf 
love, lie at the root of civilization. Such 
delicate sentiments no single race can appro- 
priate as its heaven-sent gift or reward. 
They have risen up mysteriously from the 
inhabitants of the deep and have been 
chastened through long and tortuous seons in 
the ascending brute. Men most crude and 
simple do not fail to express their birthright. 

According to Mr. Spencer parental love is 
associated with altruistic sentiments even in 
the lowest human races ; self-sacrific? 
demanded among the savages for a child is as 
great as among the civilized, and wanton 



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215 



cruelty is more prevalent among the civilized 
than among the uncivilized. 

Mr. Wallace, co-worker with Darwin on 
the theory of Natural Selection, while living 
among South American tribes, found that 
mutual justice prevailed. Each was esteemed 
equal to his neighbor, and seldom was there 
any infringement of individual rights. 

This altruistic feeling is the basis of relig- 
ion. Recognition of the outer world and its 
people has expanded into love of the beau- 
tiful mystery of nature and yearning for an 
immanent Creator. 

Men of all colors, men in every land, 
possess these subtle elements. They worship ; 
they anticipate a future existence ; they feel 
pulsations of the moral law ; they love those of 
their own blood and those whom they have 
never seen. 

The fruits of scientific investigation, the 
essential truths of Christianity, and altruism 
the crown of evolution, oppose the premises 
laid down in these days, that the Anglo-Saxon 
is blessed with some divine prerogative, that 
he is specially endowed with the right to 
reform the world by force if he deem it neces- 
sary, that there are stepchildren in the human 
family ! 

All are brothers in the family. Some are 
cultivated more highly than others on account 
of the accidents of environment and civilizing 
influences, but the humblest has within him 
those fundamental, inborn traits which are the 
germ of all civilization, out of which spring 
marriage, the family, the state, art and liter- 
ature. 

The development of that germ, in the race 
as in the individual, is from within. External 
applications of new laws, customs and religion 
by so-called superior races have proved in gen- 
eral an historic failure. No race has 
thoroughly assimilated another. Native char- 
acteristics are retained for generations, though 
repressed by a limiting power. Poland, India, 
Ireland, Egypt and the West African pos- 
sessions of England are conspicuous examples 
of this fact. Greece, once eloquent and fair, 
shakes off the tyrant's fetters which have 
bound her for centuries, and rises up again in 
the similitude of a classic age. Each people 
must develop their own peculiar genius 
unhampered by those who would aid them with 
drastic methods. 

Disregarding the teachings of science and 
religion, two world powers now endeavor to 
supplant civilizations peculiar to distant 



countries and foreign populations. Heedless 
of the lessons of history they have recourse to 
despotism. In these most enlightened years 
they hurl back appeals written in the very 
constitution of nature and struggle with those 
who have enjoyed the beneficent light of civil- 
ization. 

The history and character of the Filipino 
are gradually becoming more evident. When 
sovereignty over him was brought against his 
protest he had already his property, schools, 
universities and local government to protect, 
and never has the banner of justice and free- 
dom been upheld more courageously than by 
his hand. 

The South African Boer needs no descrip- 
tion, no defence. The world knows the mag- 
nificent basis of sound civilization which he 
possesses ; it knows the iron of his arm, the 
depth of his religious nature, and his invincible 
purpose that bids defiance to an overwhelming 
soldiery. 

To conquer such peoples, to impose a civil- 
ization foreign to their social conditions and 
natural surroundings, the stronger nations 
have ravaged fields, destroyed homes and 
have wantonly crushed out lives, thus increas- 
ing those sufferings of the weak which one has 
well said "make up so much of the age-long 
martyrdom of man." They have not only 
trampled upon elements of manhood and 
brotherhood on which society is built, elements 
which the humblest member of the humblest 
race receives from the hand of nature, but have 
broken down powerful mandates of interna- 
tii^nal law which have been consecrated by the 
long and arduous experience of civilized man. 
They 'vould 'accomplish in a few years by a 
superinduced civilization what nature designs 
for a longer time by social evolution from 
within. 

There is a sound of empire. Confederations 
for enriching the strong and impoverishing the 
wp-^k are contemplated whose elements are 
aggression, exclusiveness and material weahh. 
In the formation of these there is no consid- 
eration of the general welfare, no love for the 
common soul of man that ever points us toward 
a better age. But high above the turmoil of 
battle the towering forms of justice and truth 
plead the cause of humanity and promise a 
happier day. 

Nations cannot remain permanently sev- 
ered by conflict. They cannot live in solitude. 
Each finds the springs of its being in others. 
Economic chains are tightening. Continents 



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and islands draw nearer together and provin- 
cial patriotism is too narrow for larger condi- 
tions. The law of progress is teaching man 
the truth of brotherhood. Like the law that 
binds star to star, the universality of religious 
ideas and natural affections unites man to 
man. 

Our nation cannot write all the thrdling 
songs and classic books ; it cannot chisel every 
lovely statue; it cannot excel in every depart- 
ment of science, nor can it rear up all the 
great men of the time. If English civilization 
is to be measured by its best writers and states- 
men, and America is to be judged by ablest 
Americans, then must others be accorded the 
same method of estimation. Present equality 
of races is not maintained, but germinal ele- 
ments of nobility and equality are found in all. 
Slowy and surely the races that have been 
held in subjection and ignorance show 
what they must become in the process of evo- 
lution if they receive affection and sympathy, 
rather than oppression and extermination. 

From every side pour tributary streams 
into the current of civilization. The dream of 
Tennyson is yet to come. Forces of federation 
are strong. They are forces of good-will. 
Though interrupted by strife, still they abide. 

The confederation of mankind will not be 
truly consummated while war abounds, but 
when the fundamental elements of unity in the 
nature of men shall be more fully recognized, 
when powerful nations shall permit the weaker 
to work out their native genius in their own 
way ; when the tears of the brown mother shall 
be held as sacred as the tears of the white 
mother ; when political institutions shall be 
upheld by the basic pillars of civic virtue ; when 
the temples that girdle the globe shall repre- 
sent the true brotherhood of man, and the 
world-conquering philosophy of to-day shall 
have robed itself in the garments of the 
Christian religion ; when civilized peoples shall 
put behind them forever their wars of con- 
quest, their relics of barbarism, and the great 
dawn of universal peace shall break upon the 
nations, 

"There shall come a time when brotherhood grows 

stronger 
Than the narrow bounds that now distract the 

world, 
When the cannons roar and trumpets blare no 

longer. 
And the iron-clad rusts and the battle-flags are 

furled, 



When the differences of speech and race and creed 

that sever, 
Shall be fused in one humanity forever." 



CALENDAR. 

Friday, Feb. 21 — Last Junior Assembly. 
Saturday, Feb. 22 — Washington's Birthday. 
Monday, Feb. 24 — Reading from Sophocles' Antig- 
one by Professor Woodruff. 
Tuesday, Feb. 25 — Economics Club. 

History Club. 
Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Student Volunteer Convention 
at Toronto begins. 

Bowdoin Debating Club. 
Friday, Feb. 28 — Glee Club Concert at Dover. 
Monday, Mar. 3 — Jury Meeting. Concert at Bangor. 
Saturday, Mar. 28 — Reading from Kipling by Dr. 

Dennis. 
Saturday, Mar. 8 — Deutscher Verein. 
Friday, Mar. 21 — Indoor Meet. 



CAMPUS ChiflT. 

Bradstreet, '02, was out sick last week. 

Fenley, '01, spent Sunday on the campus. 

Mitchell, '03, is out on account of sickness. 

Webber is busy taking the Junior pictures for the 
Bttgle. 

Haley, '02, is attending the annual Zeta Psi Con- 
vention. 

The Seniors in English Literature had a written 
quiz, last Friday. 

Professor Dennis is to .speak at the Y. M. C. A. 
service next Sunday. 

Professor Woodruff gave an illustrated lecture 
on Mycenae last Thursday. 

Merryman, '04, returned to college, Monday, 
from a month's teaching. 

Libby, '03, returned Monday after an absence of 
over two weeks, on account of sickness. 

Professors Files and Ham conducted their mid- 
term exams, in German, Monday. 

Moore. '03, has been obliged to leave college 
temporarily on account of his health. 

Welch, '03, assisted in the olio at the Brunswick 
minstrels Tuesday e\?ening, February 11. 

There was good skating on Whittier Field the 
first of the week, and polo was in order. 

M. F. McLean, of the firm McLean & Co., of 
Lynn, spent Friday with friends on the campus. 

"Hans" Walker, '01, principal of the Mechanic 
Falls High School, was on the campus last week. 

A number of the students witnessed the per- 
formance of Hoyt's "A Texas Steer" at the Colum- 
bia Theater, Bath, Tuesday night. 



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Mr. G. P. Larrabee of Caribou visted Everett, 
'04, during the early part of this week. 

Pendleton, '90, of Wright & Ditson, Boston, was 
in Brunswick on his monthly visit, last Friday. 

Professor Dennis rejoined his classes Monday, 
after an absence of a week on account of sickness. 

Dr. Myles Standish, Bowdoin, '76, of Boston, is 
passing a week's vacation on the campus with 
friends. 

During the time the Glee Club was at Portland 
many of the members were entertained by friends in 
the city. 

Professor Files gave an adjourn to his German 
classes Friday, to prepare for the two-hour exam. 
Monday. 

At a recent meeting of the Brunswick Board of 
Health, it was voted to offer free vaccination to the 
towns-people. 

The usual mid-term examination in History 5. 
covering the work taken up thus far this term, was 
given last week. 

Merrill and Paine, '03, were in Portland the last 
of the week on business connected with the publica- 
tion of the Bugle. 

The patronesses at the Assembly to-morrow night 
will be Mrs. Houghton, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Wood- 
ruff, and Mrs. Ham. 

Professor Chapman gave an adjourn to his 
Junior English Literature Class on Wednesday, and 
to the Seniors on Thursday. 

Professor Robinson was away over Sunday at 
Bethel, and there were no recitations in chemistry 
on Saturday and Monday. 

"Quality Street," played last Monday at the Jef- 
ferson Theatre, Portland, by Maude Adams, 
attracted many from Brunswick, both professors 
and students. 

A quartet, composed of Smith, Gushing, Pratt 
and Bridgham, rendered "Lead, Kindly Light," at 
the chapel service, Sunday afternoon. Clarence 
Rogers of Brunswick was organist. 

Thatcher Rideout, a workman employed on the 
Hubbard LibraVy, fell from the second story of the 
building into the basement, Thursday, February 13. 
He is a very heavy man and received a severe shak- 
ing up. 

It i^ announced that the casino at Merrymeeting 
Park has been leased to the New York Pop Corn 
Company for five years. The new lessee has 
assumed the management and will place its men in 
charg^ during the spring. 

Fred Harrigan, the popular barber, has leased 
the American House, which he will conduct 
as a first-class hostelry after various alterations and 
improvements have been made. Mr. Harrigan's 
many friends wish him success in his new venture. 

The Washington alumni of Bowdoin College are 
preparing for a reunion and banquet in the near 
future. Among the prominent speakers will be 
Chief Justice Fuller, Senators Frye of Maine and 
Gibson of Montana, and Representatives Allen, 
Alexander, and Stevens. 

The treasurer of the Y. M. C. A. reports that 
the students, in general, are subscribing freely to 



the paper which is passing the rounds; and requests 
that the contributors pay as soon as possible, since 
the Toronto convention, for which the money is 
being used, begins next Wednesday. 

Probably away off in the far distant future there 
will be board walks constructed for winter use on 
the campus. Ice always forms on the campus, and 
for the past three weeks the paths have been in very 
bad shape. Next we shall have mud, and then board 
walks would be also very acceptable. 

During the absence of Walker, '03, chapel organ- 
ist, with the Glee Club, Clarence Rogers of the 
Senior Class in Bnmswick High School, who will 
enter Bowdoin in the fall, has been a very satisfac- 
tory organist. He also played in the orchestra 
which furnished music for the '68 prize speaking. 

Bowdoin's full quota of five will be at the Toronto 
Conference of the International Student Y. M. C. 
A. Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions, next 
week. Those going are: Harlow, Robinson, 1903; 
Emerson, Brigham, Burpee, 1904. The party leaves 
Tuesday morning and does not get back until the 
following Tuesday or Wednesday. 

The third debate of Division "B" was held on 
Friday, February 14. Question, "Resolved, That it 
was a mistake to franchise the negro." Rowe and 
Walker spoke on the affirmative; Roberts and Cun- 
ningham held up the negative. The balloting- on 
the merits of the question resulted 12 to 8 in favor 
of affirmative ; on the merits of debate 14 to 8 in 
favor of affirmative. 

William Everett Watson, '02, and Belle Furber 
Blackden of Woodfords, were married on 
February 12 by Rev. W. S. Bovard, at the home of 
the groom's father on Forest Avenue, Portland. 
There were no bridesmaids and none of the usual 
accompaniment of the wedding day, owing to the 
recent death of the groom's mother, whose funeral 
took place on Monday, the tenth. 

Division "B" of the Sophomore Class held their 
second debate Wednesday February 12. Question : 
"Resolved, That a defensive alliance with Great 
Britain would be advisable for the United States." 
The speakers on the affirmative were Packard and 
Clark ; on the negative, Campbell and Saunders. 
The balloting on merit of the question resulted 17 to 
6 in favor of the negative ; on the merits of the 
debate 10 to 9 in favor of the negative. 

The Deutscher Verein held its regular monthly 
meeting at New Meadows Inn, Saturday, February 
15. It was a business and social meeting, no special 
program being prepared. It is hoped to secure a 
good working German library for the Verein sem- 
inar room in the new library building. Plans for 
this and for the fitting up of the same were dis- 
cussed, and about thirty dollars was raised on the 
spot to start the matter. The next meeting of the 
Verein, the last of the term, will probably occur on 
Saturday, March 8. 

A schedule for the second nine is being arranged, 
which will probably include about a half dozen 
games, mostly away, and all quite independent of 
the schedule of the first team's games. Pratt, '01, 
last year's captain of the 'varsity, now in the med- 
ical school, has consented to direct the second team 
as coach and captain and manager. Every effort 
will be made to have it complete in every detail, a 



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miniature of the regular nine, and rewards to the 
players on it in glory and perquisites should be only 
less than those accorded the players on the 'varsity. 
It looks now as if there would be hot competition 
for nearly every one of the eighteen places on both 
teams. 

The recent trip of the Glee and Mandolin-Guitar 
Clubs proved to be an unusually successful one. 
The first concert, which was given in Kotzchmar 
Hall, Portland, was listened to by a large and enthu- 
siastic audience, every number on the program being 
encored. The work of both clubs was excellent. 
Unquestionably they are among the strongest that 
have ever represented the college. Foremost on 
every program were the violin solos by Mr. Welch, 
which never fail to captivate the audience. The 
second concert of the trip was given at Saco, Thurs- 
day evening. As in the other concerts the program 
was well rendered and favorably received. On Fri- 
day evening the clubs gave a concert at Steinert Hall 
before the largest audience that has greeted the Bow- 
doin clubs there for several seasons. The fourth and 
last concert was given before the University Club on 
Saturday evening. 

President Hyde gave a most interesting eulogy 
on Robert Louis Stevenson at the chapel service 
Sunday afternoon. He commented on Stevenson's 
persistency in acquiring a good literary style. He 
would write a subject ten or twelve times before 
submitting it to the printer ; on one occasion he 
burned a manuscript lest he might refer to it too 
much in rewriting. Though in poor health, he 
always wrote on cheerful and interesting themes. 
President Hyde attributed Stevenson's success 
largely to the advice he received from one of his old 
professors at Edinburgh, — "Never consider that you 
have lived unless in your life you have accomplished 
at least one heroic deed." In closing President Hyde 
said that Bowdoin students would do well to follow 
Stevenson's example. 

Between forty and fifty students from Bowdoin 
enjoyed the debate between Bates and the Harvard 
Seniors, which was given last Friday in the Lew- 
iston City Hall. The question for discussion was : 
"Resolved, That the United States should adopt a 
system of shipping subsidies." Owing to the local 
interest which naturally centers in a matter which 
concerns Bates, the enthusiasm was, at times, 
intense. The debate, however, was rather disap- 
pointing, in that the arguments were evasive. The 
opponents resorted too often to shifts and shuffles. 
Bates, especially, eluded one of the particular chal- 
lenges offered, though she had the burden of proof. 
There was also need of more irony and pungency; 
and an occasional anecdote would have relieved the 
monotonous sobriety of the contest. Indeed, with 
the exception of Beedy, all the debaters, especially 
the Harvard men, semed to be too dispassionate, 
as if they had merely committed their parts 
thoroughly and would recite their arguments, word 
for word ; while Beedy spoke with the added quali- 
ties of vehement conviction and dramatic intensity. 
The judges were Hon. William L. Putnam, Bow- 
doin, 'SS, Hon. Henry S. Dewey of Boston, and 
Harry M. Verrill, Esq., of Portland. They awarded 
the palm to Bates — a verdict which was generally 
unauestioned. 



Y. M. C. A. 



Ihe speaker last Sunday was Professor Wood- 
ruff. His subject was the choice which each man 
must make for the course in life he is to take ; for 
whatever a man sets his heart on putting as the first 
object of attainment in life, that to a greater or less 
degree will he obtain. A man who shuts out of his 
life everything which does not bear directly on 
money-getting, while he may never become a mil- 
lionaire, is likely to amass a larger amount of money 
than he who divides his interest ; and so in the 
same way, he who concentrates an important portion 
of his energy on Christian work, while he will have 
his faults like the rest of us, is more likely to have 
an effective influence for good than he who only 
thinks of such things in a desultory way. 

At the Sunday service Mr. Ernest Crawford of 
Brunswick sang a solo. 

Last Thursday evening was a missionary meet- 
ing, — always among the most interesting meetings of 
the term. The progress of Protestant missions all 
over the world and their effects on the countries 
where they have been placed was thoroughly dis- 
cussed. 

This Thursday evening the subject is one appro- 
priate for Washington's birthday, — "Patriotic 
Thoughts; When is a Nation Safe?" 

Ne.xt Sunday Professor Houghton will speak. 
There will be a solo by Mr. Harry Allen, bass, of 
Brunswick. 



ATHLETICS. 



Sowdoin is to be congratulated on securing for 
her next year's foot-ball coach, John Christopher 
O'Connor of Bradford, Mass., the crack right end 
and captain of Dartmouth's winning team of last 
season. The contract was signed last week and the 
coach will remain with the team throughout the 
whole season. Mr, O'Connor has played four years 
for Dartmouth, both at right end and at iull-ljack. 
He is a thorough master of the game ana familiar 
with all its fine points. He received several good 
offers from other colleges and schools in New 
England. The Dartmouth captain comes highly 
recommended, and there is no doubt but that the 
entire student body will give him its hearty support. 

The Junior and Sophomore classes held their 
"lections for the indoor meet last Monday. The 
Juniors elected Dunlap track captain and Blanchard 
squad leader. For 1904, Rowe was elected track 
cantam and Saunders squad leader. During the past 
week, the different squads have been practicing for 
the relay races. Much interest is being taken in 
the races, especially among the Freshmen, who give 
promise of developing a good team. 



Chicago has a runner who is hailed as a crack 
man. The most interesting part of this news is the 
fact that the athlete in question is a Russian, 
Xanapha Kalamatian by name. 

The Yale Foot-Ball Association made a clean 
profit of $25,000 last season. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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During the past two years several changes 
have been made in college rules and regula- 
tions regarding courses and studies. Some of 
the innovations have been radical departures, 
while the majority have been simply a natural 
development necessitated by progress. All, 
however, have been made with a double pur- 
pose in view : to make Bowdoin a desirable 
college for good scholars and an undesirable 
place for poor ones. The regulations regard- 
ing conditions have been made more stringent 
with happy results, and there is every expecta- 
tion that good will come from the new order 
of things. 

It has been made possible for a man, if he 
has the necessary ability, to secure his degree 



in three years. This has been done by the 
rule regarding extra courses which may be 
substituted during any term of the course in 
place of a condition or a term's work lost. 
There are twelve terms of four courses each 
in the course leading to a degree; making 
forty-eight courses. In addition there are six 
complementary courses, making fifty-four in 
all. In the future any man with fifty-four 
courses to his credit may graduate. It may 
be seen from this that a man could take extras 
for three years and be ready to graduate at 
the end of his Junior year. For instance, he 
might enter college on Greek and Latin and 
present Freshman French for examination; 
during the rest of his course he could take 
one extra study each term, with the result that 
he would have his fifty-four courses completed 
in three years. That this is not an impossi- 
bility is clearly shown by the fact that many 
students are already carrying one extra course 
or even two, without disastrous results. This 
arrangement is now in force at Harvard and 
many large universities. 

If it were remotely probable that many 
men will avail themselves of this privilege, 
fears might be entertained for the existence of 
a four-years' course here. The number, how- 
ever, who will be able to carry an extra 
throughout three years is not very great; so 
that the good or evil result in that direction 
will not be extensive. It has always been a 
question whether it is wise for a man to 
attempt to go through college in a shorter 
time than four years. A college course does 
not benefit by the knowledge that may be 
crammed into one brain by a certain number 
of text-books, but by the mental training 
which is given. Therefore, it is not to be 
expected that so much benefit can come from 
three years' mental training as from four. We 



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do not prize a diploma on account of the fact 
that it represents fifty-four examinations suc- 
cessfully passed, but because it is a reward for 
four years of work. The good results of what 
is usually looked upon as "saving a year" are 
invariably overbalanced by the loss. 

The beneficial results of these new rules 
will come to the great number of men who are 
obliged to be absent for two or three terms. 
They will be able to substitute extra courses 
in the place of work lost and in this manner 
return to college without being seriously 
handicapped by work in arrears. By a judi- 
cious arrangement two or three courses can be 
taken as extras preceding an absence and the 
remainder taken after returning. This plan 
is eminently a more satisfactory one than the 
old one by which men took a week to complete 
a whole term's work. 



The shade of the George Evans Debating 
Society was hovering over the French room 
at the meeting of the new Bowdoin Debating 
Club last week. The old-time spirit was 
revived. The debate went off with the snap 
and vigor which has characterized Bowdoin 
undertakings in the past and will in the 
future, we are confident. Debating has come 
to stay, for it has the honest support of Bow- 
doin's undergraduate body. Not that the club 
hasn't the support of the Facutly, for it has, 
but it is the students who push the thing 
along. We may now rest assured that our 
Alma Mater will be creditably represented in 
the coming contest with Amherst. 



We are always glad to take to ourselves 
any worthy criticism on the Orient. The fol- 
lowing from the Haverfordian seems to hit us : 

"In looking over the Alumni Notes of some of the 
older colleges we find many of extreme antiquity. 
It seems as if these publications could not let their 
famous alumni rest peacefully even in their graves, 
but must constantly disinter them to public gaze. 
In vievif of these facts we congratulate ourselves that 
colleges are of such recent invention as to give this 
practice some limit. Fancy for example reading this 
in a modern Alumni Column : 

" '60. — The works of the late C. J. Caesar, who 
graduated from the College of Augurs in 60 B. C, 



have been recently translated into English, for sale 
by Hinds & Noble. 

"1400 B. C. — A statue of our alumnus Moses 
was on exhibition at the Pan-American Exposition. 
(The e.xact date of IMoses' graduation from the Miss 
Pharaoh's School for Youths is not exactly known, 
but it is thought to have been during the reign of 
Thothmes III. in the i8th dynasty of Egypt when 
Meneptha built the temple of the Winged Crocodile.) 

"Surely the sciences of evolution, archaeology, 
ancient history, and antiquarianism have more fitting 
places for study in a college than among the Alumni 
personals of its magazine I" 



LECTURE ON ROBERT LOUIS STEV- 
ENSON. 

A small but enthusiastic audience greeted 
Mr. Dyer last Monday evening on the occa- 
sion of his reading from Robert Louis Stev- 
enson. Mr. Dyer read from the author's 
juvenile poems as well as from his maturer 
work ; and dwelt especially upon passages 
from the "Christmas Sermon" and the "Aes 
Triplex." The value of the reading was 
enhanced greatly by the biographical setting 
which was so entertainingly given. Although, 
as Mr. Dyer said, extracts of Stevenson's 
masterpieces, "David Balfour" and "Kid- 
napped," cannot be properly made, so charac- 
teristic is the unity of these stories, yet the 
author's source of many and confident impulse 
is readily seen in his shorter poeins and essays 
and also in his letters. The keynote of all his 
writing is courage and cheerfulness ; his 
philosophy is the golden cord of optimism. 
This essential and staple spirit of Stevenson's 
life Mr. Dyer interpreted in a keenly apprecia- 
tive style, the manner of a devotee and dis- 
ciple. 



THETA DELTA CHI CONVENTION. 

The fifty-fourth annual convention of the 
Theta Delta Chi fraternity was held in New 
York City on the nineteenth, twentieth, and 
twenty-first of February. The convention 
headquarters were at the Hotel Manhattan, 
and most of the delegates had rooms there. 
The hall used for the convention sessions was 
beautifully decorated and was admirably 
suited for secret business. The Bowdoin del- 
egates were Harrison K. McCann and Leon 
V. Walker, undergraduates, and Royal S. 
Cleaves, graduate, of the Class of '99. Sev- 
eral other alumni Theta Delts were present. 

Wednesday afternoon and evening were 
spent in meeting the other delegates. The 



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actual business of the convention began 
Thursday morning and continued through 
the day, with a short recess for lunch. Thurs- 
day evening, a "Smoker" was given by the 
New York Graduate Club. Their rooms on 
Broadway were crowded, and the evening was 
on the whole, one of the pleasantest, and cer- 
tainly most enthusiastic parts of the conven- 
tion. Business was resumed Friday morning 
and occupied the entire day. 

The banquet at Sherry's Friday night was 
largely attended and was a complete sticcess. 
Between two and three hundred plates were 
laid, and a more enthusiastic crowd could not 
be found. Every particular of the evening 
had been carefully provided for and left noth- 
ing to be desired. 

Saturday morning the Columbia Charge 
entertained the delegates at their house, near 
the University campus, and very kindly served 
as Badekers for those who were uninitiated 
into the mysteries of New York. 



ZETA PSI CONVENTION. 

The fifty-sixth annual convention of the 
Zeta Psi Fraternity was held with the Epsilon 
Chapter, Brown University, Providence, 
Rhode Island, Friday and Saturday, February 
21 and 22. 

Business sessions were held in Masonic 
Hall, Friday morning and afternoon, William 
H. McElroy of the Mail and Express, New 
York, presiding. Friday evening the dele- 
gates were taken to the "Squantum Club," 
where a shore dinner was served, after which 
the evening was spent in social intercourse 
with a short entertainment. The business 
sessions closed Saturday noon, at which time 
a photograph of the convention was taken. 

At 2 P.M. a luncheon was served in Sayles 
Hall, built in memory of Brother Philip A. 
Sayles, Brown, '74, by his father. Exercises 
were then held commemorative of the fiftieth 
anniversary of the founding of the Epsilon 
Chapter at Brown. In behalf of the Faculty 
President Faunce welcomed the convention to 
Brown. Remarks were also made by Brother 
Rev. Andrew Reed, '52, the oldest living mem- 
ber of the Chapter, by E. B. Jackson, 1902, 
of the undergraduates, and by William H. 
McElroy, Union, i860. 

The convention closed with the annual 
banquet which was held at the "Eloise," a pri- 
vate club of Providence. The toast-master 
was John Francis Greene, Brown, '91, and a 



member of the Brown Faculty. The oration 
was delivered by ex-Governor Elisha Dyer, 
Brown, '59, and the poem by W. H. Eddy, 
Brown, '92. Toasts were responded to by 
members from the various colleges, after 
which the convention formally adjourned. 

The attendance was large and the hos- 
pitality of Brown was thoroughly enjoyed by 
all who attended. Bowdoin was represented 
by A. S. Whitemore, '75; D. M. Bangs, '91; 
T. M. Tukey, '91; T. C. Peaks, '96; H. W. 
Lancy, '99; E. L. Anthoine, 1902; L. A. 
Cousens, 1902. 



THE THREE FATES. 

He smoked cigars and drank champagne, 

As all good students should. 

He loafed away his college days, 

And thought the world was good. 

But when amongst the multitude 

This lad went out to rub, 

He puffed a corn-cob, downed cheap beer, 

And hustled for his grub. 

* * * 

He studied hard from morn till night 
And had no student vice. 
His head swelled up, his body failed, 
And his drudgery paid the price. 

This man went out into the world 

Upon high missions bent; 

But he'd missed the point in his college course, 

And his hopes were quickly spent 

* * * 

The last a scholar and athlete, too, 
Was a popular man with all ; 
He did his work and he had his fun. 
And his ideals could not fall. 

He worked his way to high estate, 
He triumphed in the strife, 
And he did it by those sterling traits 
Brought out in his. college life. 

— B. S. V„ loor 



CALENDAR. 

Thursday, Feb. 27— Glee Club Concert at Corinna. 
Friday, Feb. 28 — Glee Club Concert at Bangor. 
Saturday, Mar. i— Glee Club Concert at Gardiner. 
Monday, Mar. 3 — Jury Meeting. 

Reading from Sophocles' Antig- 
one by Professor Woodruff. 
Wednesday, Mar. 5— Debating Club. 
Saturday, May 8 — Deutscher Verein. 
Monday, Mar, 10 — Reading from Kipling by Dr. 

Dennis. 
Friday, Mar. 21 — Indoor Meet. 
Monday, Mar. 31 — "Exams." begin. 
Friday, April 4 — Winter term ends. 



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CAMPUS C]-lf\T. 

Ow ! my arm ! 

Randall, '99, was on the campus Friday. 

There was an hour exam, in Junior Economics 
last Friday. 

Sanborn and Bean, '01, passed a few days on the 
campus last week. 

There is no doubt that the prettiest girl at the 
assembly was — well, which? 

Cunningham, '04, has gone home for a few days 
on account of trouble with his eyes. 

Professor William MacDonald's new book on 
the government of Maine is now out. 

A number of the students attended the Amherst 
High School dance Friday evening. 

James Lothrop, our efficient athletic trainer, is 
bringing out some good men at St. Marks. 

Shaw, '03, returned to college Monday after- 
noon, after an absence of eight weeks teaching 
school. 

The cadet battalion of U. of M. held their annual 
military reception and ball in Alumni Hall, Friday 
evening. 

At the chapel service Sunday afternoon, Gibson, 
'02, rendered a vocal solo, "By the Waters of 
Babylon." 

The following alumni were at chapel Sunday : 
Minot, '96; Snow, '01; Harris, '00; Qumn, '01; W. 
T. Libby, '99; Potter, '00; and Webber, '00. 

At the annual convention of the American News- 
paper Publishers' Association at New York last 
week, Thomas B. Reed was the guest of honor. 

Flye, '02, and Perkins, '03, attended the annual 
reception and ball of Beta Kappa Chapter of Kappa 
Sigma at New Hampshire State College last Friday 
evening. 

Bragg, Snow, Quinn, White, '01, Harris, '00, 
Beedy, ex-'o3, and Minot, '96, were some of the 
outside guests on the campus over Washington's 
Birthday. 

Because of a breakdown in the power house, no 
cars ran on the L., B. & B. R. R. from Brunswick 
up toward Lewiston and Lisbon Falls, on Sunday, 
Monday and Tuesday. 

There is much talk in the New York political 
world that ex-Speaker Thomas B. Reed will be a 
candidate for Governor of the Empire State at the 
Saratoga Convention next fall. 

The Assembly Committee cleared expenses on 
the second assembly, and had something like fifty 
cents as net profit. This is a decided relief from 
the class assessments of former years. 

At a meeting of the Freshman Class, Wednes- 
day, Brett was elected squad leader, and Hall track 
team captain. A committee of three was appointed 
to look after the cut for the Bugle. Gushing was 
chosen pianist. 

At a conference of Congregational ministers held 
in Boston. Monday, it was voted not to meddle with 
President Prichett's policy with regard to the drink- 
ing of beer by the students under him at the Insti- 
tute of Technology. 



A lot of new bats have arrived for the base-ball 
squads. 

Professor Little is on a snow-shoe tramp in the 
Maine mountains this week. 

Professor Moody is suffering from an attack of 
rheumatism in his right arm. 

The Bowdoin College Orchestra furnished music 
for the Red Men's Fair at Freeport last week. 

The Brunswick minstrels gave a performance at 
the West Bath Grange Hall on the twenty-sixth. 

Peabody, '03, returned to the campus Sunday, 
after an absence of a week on account of sickness. 

The Edward Little High School will present the 
drama, "Little Trump," February 27 and 28, at 
Auburn Hall. 

Among the important bookings at the Columbia 
Theater, Bath, is "Way Down East," Feb. 28, and 
"Lover's Lane," March 3. 

J. W. Farley, who coached the University of 
Maine foot-ball team last fall, has been engaged to 
coach Harvard next year. 

Half the college was home over Washington's 
Birthday, and the attendance at chapel and Y. M. 
C. A. services was very small. 

Since the arrival of those notices, the inevitable 
followers of the mid-term Faculty meetings, there 
has been noticeable "bracing up." 

Professor Houghton gave the first of his series of 
examinations on Bender's Roman Literature, 
Wednesday. The second occurs March 5. 

At the conclusion of the regular club-swinging 
on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Fresh- 
men run relays, one-half of the class against the 
other. 

Assistant Professor Dyer is conducting the 
Freshmen in a series of tours through the Art 
Building, in order to study Greek and Roman 
archeology. 

Soule, formerly '03, now in the medical depart- 
ment, who has been very sick for some time, left 
for his home in Wiscasset Saturday, for a few 
weeks' rest. 

On account of the