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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 23, 1903. 



No. 1. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHKD EVERT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STODENTS OY 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

. EDITORIAL BOARD. 

William T. Rowe, 1904, Editor-in-Chiet. 
Harold J. Everett, 190i, .... Business Manager. 

William F. Finn, Jr., 1905, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Arthur L. McCoee, 1905, Assistant Business Manager 



Associate Sditors. 
S. T. Dana, 1904. W. S. Gushing, 1905. 

John W. Frost, 1904. S. G. Haley, 1908. 

E. H. R. Burroughs, 1905. D. K. Porter, 1906. 

R. G. Webber, 1906. 



Per annum, in advance. 
Per Copy, 



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10 Cents. 



Please address business conimunicatious to tlie Businees 
Manager, and all other coutributions to the Editor-iu-Chief. 



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



Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

Again the Orient has completed a suc- 
cessful journalistic year, during whicli the 
paper has maintained a high standard of 
excellence and has by its endeavors brought 
about several changes for the benefit and wel- 
fare of the students. With this issue, the 
Ortlnt begins a new volume, and the new 
boar;l assumes its responsibilities under most 
favorable conditions. The immediate policy of 
the Orient is to remain unchanged and will 
continue along the lines laid down by our* 
wortliy predecessors. Our duty it is to fur- 
ther the interests of the college, by uniting 
more firmly the Faculty and the undergradu- 
ates, by bringing our alumni in close touch 
with their Alma Mater and its activities, and 
by securing for Bowdoin the interest and 



respect of those who intend to become college 
men. The Orient as the weekly newspaper 
of tile college, will contain a record of matters 
pertaining to our interests, such as will prove 
convenient for future reference; it will 
endeavor at all times to express the conserva- 
tive sentiment of the undergraduate body on 
such questions as may come up from time to 
time ; and it intends to encourage all branches 
of college life which it may deem worthy of 
commendation and support, and to criticise 
adversely all things which may prove detri- 
mental and harmful to the prosperity of the 
college. In order to do this successfully we 
must have the earnest support of all, both in 
the way of subscriptions and contributions. 
In the past, the Orient has been well sup- 
ported by its subscribers, and we hope it will 
continue thus. The management holds itself 
open at all times to suggestions and criticism, 
and all contributions received will be carefully 
considered. With these intentions, the new 
board takes up the reins, and hopes that a year 
hence will see as much accomplished through 
the efforts of the Orient as has been during 
the r^st year. 



In this issue of the Orient, we are 
indebted to Professor Dennis for the letter on 
the subject of debating. The letter needs no 
explanation, and now that the matter is 
brought before the student body so clearly and 
forcibly, it is for us to act upon the matter. 



Base-ball is now one of the main topics of 
interest. The great college game with all its 
virile and strengthening influences holds the 
attention of most of us whether we play or 
cheer the players. Our season was opened 
with a victory Saturday and we sincerely hope 



BOWBOIN ORIENT. 



that this good beginning will not result in a 
poor ending. Our players have the making 
of a good team, but we must not be over-con- 
fident. Let us all give the team our hearty 
support this- season, and our prospects for a 
winning: team will be increased. 



The Orient calls attention to the fact that 
the light in front of the chapel was removed 
by some unknown last term. It seems almost 
unnecessary to "call down" college men for 
such behavior. As long as such depredations 
are committed, however, and are allowed to 
remain unreprimanded, it will be hard to 
create a strong sentiment against them. We 
sincerely hope that there will be no further 
necessity for speaking about this matter. 



With the Maine meet now barely more 
than three weeks off, the shortness of the time 
in which our track men have to train is 
brought most forcibly to our minds. As 
Coach Lathrop clearly pointed out at the 
mass-meeting last week, three or four weeks is 
scarcely time enough to find out for what 
event a man is best fitted, to say nothing of 
getting him in the best condition for that 
event. Almost all of the colleges with which 
we compete overcome this serious difficulty 
which we regularly experience, by having a 
coach with them longer. Amherst, for 
instance, has a trainer throughout the year, 
and even in our own state the University of 
Maine has this year had a trainer since the 
beginning of the winter term. It is perfectly 
clear that this gives our sister colleges ah 
immense advantage over us, and that our lack 
of training handicaps us most severely. This 
year, of course, it is too late to do anything 
to remedy this difficulty, but next year we 
hope to see a professional track coach with us 
during at least the greater part of the winter 
term. There can hardly be any doubt but 
that such a course would materially strengthen 



our track teams, a result which last year's 
experience showed us was sorely needed. 



The following letter has been received 
from the manager of the Amherst chess team : 

Manager Boicdoin Chess Team: 

De.\r Sir — I wonder if it would be possible 
to arrange a match in chess between Bowdoin 
and Amherst this spring. If such a proposi- 
tion meets your favor, I would like to know 
what arrangements can be made about the 
place of meeting, and the method of meeting 
the expense. It seems to me that the time of 
one of the tennis meets would be very suitable. 
Hoping to hear from you at your earliest con- 
venience, I am, 

Yours respectfully, 

J. WiLLARD Roberts, 

Mot. Amherst Chess Team. 

Phi Delta Omicron House, Amherst, Mass. 

Although at present Bowdoin has no 
organized chess team, there are, doubtless, 
some of the students who are proficient m the 
game, and it is for them to decide whether or 
not a team ought to be organized and a matcii 
with Amherst arranged. 



NOTICES. 

Thursday being Fast Day, this number of 
the Orient is issued on Friday. 



Every student, who has a scholarship, 
must receipt for the same at the Treasurer's 
office before May ist, or forfeit the benefit. 

All delinquent term bills must be paid 
before May i. 



COMMUNICATION. 

To the Editors of the Orient: 

Dear Sirs — The interest of alumni in the 
cause of debating at Bowdoin has recently 
been shown by the generous gift of $75 to fur- 
ther that interest in the college. The donor 
chooses to withhold his name and our thanks 



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to him must therefore be given in an indirect 
way; whatever form the gift may ultimately 
take at the suggestion of the President and 
the undergraduates, the evidence which it 
gives that at least one alumnus is alive to the 
necessity of stimulating local enthusiasm in 
debate, is most welcome. A representative 
alumnus has acted, the Faculty have acted, 
and the whole question of debating is now 
squarely before the final arbiter, the sovereign 
undergraduate. Unless and until he acts, and 
acts with some definite notion and persistency 
of purpose, the future of debating, at least of 
intercollegiate debating, at Bowdoin, must 
remain a doubtful one. 

The lesson of intercollegiate debating for 
Bowdoin has been, that constant practice sup- 
ported by continuing interest, is essential if we 
are to win from Amherst or any other college. 
The practice can be secured in both, or per- 
haps either, of the following ways. The 
interest is necessary in any case. Either 
debating can be made a regular elective in the 
curriculum, under conditions which will make 
it possible for both the instructors and the 
students to do themselves justice, or the 
undergraduates through the medium of a 
well-supported debating club, through inter- 
class, inter-fraternity, or even fraternity 
debates, must assume, as a body, a far larger 
portion of the burden of training men who 
will later be on the Bowdoin team than they 
have so far assumed. Let me examine each of 
these proposals in turn. A course in debating 
was given last autumn, open to Seniors and 
Juniors and to a limited number of Sopho- 
mores. The instructors assumed the course 
in addition to their regular schedule. The 
undergraduates were with few exceptions 
compelled to take the course as an extra or 
fifth study, since it was to run only for one 
term, and there were few, if any, regular 
courses, which they were not already taking, 
to which they could secure admission in 
second term. These conditions were unfair to 
both parties, yet the course was by no means 
a failure, though an experiment. It remains 
to be seen, however, whether it will be wise 
to continue it under the circumstances. The 
best thing for the cause of debating at Bow- 
doin would be for the Boards to appropriate 
sufficient . money to maintain the course 
throughout the year. This proposed course 
should not be confused with the excellent one 
in which under-classmen are now being drilled 



by Professor Mitchell. That course would be 
an introduction to the advanced one for upper- 
classmen. Whether the course be maintained 
next year as it was this, or whether the new 
course be authorized, the burden of support 
would nevertheless still fall on the under- 
graduates. And this leads to the second point. 
In case no elective debating course were 
given here the students would be compelled to 
give up inter-collegiate debating or to develop 
a team by one of the previously mentioned 
means. They would probably cease to debate. 
After two years experience they have failed 
adequately to support a debating club, and I 
am doubtful if that mummy can ever be resus- 
citated. In case an elective debating course 
were given, however, it would still remain to 
be seen whether, if maintained for only one 
term, sufficient impulse would thereby be 
given to overcome the natural inertia of the 
college as regards debating. Nothing was 
done after the last autumn term to show that 
the under-graduates in general cared whether 
Bowdoin debated or no. In fact some men 
have told me no interest in debating could ever 
be aroused in the student body. They have 
much to support the contention. Still I shall 
not be convinced till this appeal, and others 
better calculated to be effective, shall have 
failed that it is all true, and that Bowdoin will 
have to quit intercollegiate debating because 
she cares for none of these things. For quit 
we must unless we can find a heartier support 
than has so far been given. There remains, 
therefore, it seems to me, either frequent inter- 
class debates or fraternity debating both 
domestic and foreign. There is no reason why 
the fraternities should not show they have col- 
lege spirit and assist in developing debating 
material by requiring debates from their mem- 
bers. Inter-fraternity debates would have 
certain advantages, but because of their ten- 
dency to magnify the fraternity they would 
not be a wise thing. Inter-class debates 
remain. To be effective tliey should be sup- 
ported heartily by the entire college, should 
be public and should not be confined to the 
autumn term. A debate in spring term 
sounded like heresy in the ears of the men to 
whom I spoke of it. It was unconstitutional 
even to suggest an invasion by work of that 
period of the year guaranteed to the lazy man. 
Nevertheless I make the suggestion and with 
reference to the present year. If such a debate 
should take place it would help solve my 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



doubts as to the wisdom of maintaining a one- 
term debating course next year under the 
existing conditions. But in any event, unless 
interclass debates, or some better method of 
arousing and maintaining general interest and 
support, can be established, it will be time for 
us to consider whether it is wise for Bowdoin 
to figure in inter-collegiate debating m the 
future. 

The following propositions therefore are 
submitted incidentally to the alumni and the 
Governing Boards, but primarily to the under- 
graduates : 

1. The establishment of a new full year's 
course in debating with adequate mstruction 
under favorable conditions. 

2. The maintenance of debating entirely 
through under-graduate support in one way 
or another. 

3. The repetition of the debating course 
as given last fall, or as a course under the 
department of Economics, supplemented by a 
formal series of interclass debates continued 
throughout the year. 

4. The suspension, it is to be hoped only 
temporarily, of all intercollegiate debating. 

Which will you choose and which will you 
pledge yourselves to maintain? I am. 
Yours respectfully, 

Alfred L. P. Dennis. 



CAMPUS CHflT. 



Brunswick is soon to have a new library. 

Schneider, '04, returned to college this week. 

Coffin, '03, is coaching the Cony High School 
base-ball team. 

Dunlap, '03, is coaching the track team of Bangor 
High School this year. 

Holey, '06, has left college to teach school for the 
remainder of the term. 

Many of the students attended the Brunswick 
minstrels, Tuesday evening. 

Porter, '06, is principal of the Mattawamkeag 
High School for the present term. 

Over fourteen thousand books have been moved 
from the old library into the new library. 

Professor Mitchell addressed the Loyal Temper- 
ance Legion in the court room last Sunday. 

At last week's meeting of the Faculty, H. C. 
Saunders, '04. was elected bell-ringer for next year. 

Walker, '03, who has been travelling in the West 
for the past three months, has returned to college. 



Fecsenden, ex-'o4, has returned to college after 
a year's- absence, and will resume his course with 
'05. 

Leatherbarrow, ex-'04. who has been out of col- 
lege during the past year, has joined the Class of 
1905. 

Pottle, 1900, Foster, '01, Blake, Furbish, Wing 
and Walker, '02, and Bradstreet, ex-'o3, visited the 
campus recently. 

Professor Dennis has been appointed class officer 
for the Seniors for the rest of this year in place of 
Professor Callender. 

Professor Files granted adjourns to all his classes 
this week, owing to the death of his wife's father, 
Hon. -William G. Davis. 

The regular meeting of the Library Club was 
held with G. L. Lewis, '01, last Saturday evening. 
A paper on "Ancient Libraries" was read by C. T. 
Harper, '04. 

Tlie Medics had their mid-year examination in 
Physiology Monday afternoon. Their Fast Day 
recess extends from Wednesday noon until the fol- 
lowing Tuesday morning. 

President Hyde announced Tuesday that $75 had 
been given by a friend of the college to encourage 
debating. He said that it had not been decided 
how the money should be used. 

Professor Chapman has announced that the sub- 
ject for the Pray prize in English Composition will be 
"Spencer and Shakespeare as Ethical Teachers." 
The theme becomes due June i. 

At the meeting of the Maine Academy of Medi- 
cine and Science which was held at Portland recently, 
one of the chief speakers was Professor F. C. Rob- 
inson, '73, who read a paper on "New Views of the 
Constitution." 

The Brunswick Club enjoyed a smoke talk last 
Monday evening, when Prof. L. A. Lee gave an 
address on "The Straits of Magellan," illustrated 
with stereopticon views. Some of the pictures had 
never been shown before. 

Dr. Lucien Howe; of Buffalo, N. Y., a member 
of the Class of '70, has given us $1,000 to found the 
Albion Howe memorial loan fund. The fund is 
intended to aid needy students from Sagadahoc and 
Cumberland counties. 

All Seniors appointed on the provisional list of 
commencement speakers are required to write com- 
mencement parts. These parts should be not 
more than twelve hundred words in length and will 
be due Friday, May 15. 

The Beta Theta Pi fraternity held its annual ban- 
quet at the Waldorf-Astoria, New York, last month. 
Notable men who were present were ex-Gov. Beaver 
of Pennsylvania, presiding officer. Governors Benja- 
min B. Odell, Jr., of New York, John L. Bates of 
Massachusetts, and A, J, Montague of Virginia. 

A large party of students had the privilege of 
examining one of the finest collection of stamps in 
the New England States, Tuesday evening, March 
17, at the Art Building. Mr. F. O. Conant, '80. of 
Portland, owner of the collection, exhibited the 
stamps, and answered many questions in regard to 
them and the subject in general. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



That was a pleasing illustration of intercollegiate 
friendship and good will when two of the four 
speakers in the House in hehalf of the resolve to 
assist Colby in rebuilding its dormitory, were Repre- 
sentative Potter of Brunswick, BoAvdoin, '78, and 
Representative Thomas of Topsham, Bowdoin, '85. — 
Kennebec Journal. 

The following is the University of Maine base- 
ball schedule for this spring : 

April 4, Harvard at Cambridge ; April 6, 
Wesleyan at Middletown, Conn, ; April 7, Holy 
Cross at Worcester ; April 8, Exeter at Exeter ; 
April 22, Bowdoin at Brunswick ; May 2, Bates at 
Orono : May 9, Bowdoin at Orono ; May 16, Colby 
at Orono ; May 20, Colby at Waterville ; May 23, 
Bates at Lewiston ; May 28, Harvard, 2d, at Orono ; 
May 30, Colby at Waterville; June 3, Bowdoin at 
Bangor, 

In the last issue of the Quill we are 
pleased to note the names of new contributors. 
Instead of the book reviews which have recently 
occupied the last two or three pages, are printed a 
few of the best daily themes handed in to Profes- 
sor Mitchell in connection with Rhetoric 2. The 
articles contributed are: "The Day Before the Game,' 
by F. K. Ryan, 'os ; "A Summer's Salary," by J, 
W. Frost, '04; "Ballade of 'Enghsh B,'" by A. H 
Nason, '99; "The Reformation of Tom," by R. M 
Much, '05 ; "Hence Vain Deluding Joys," by S. G 
Haley, '06; daily themes by E. H. Burroughs, '05 
S. H. Pinkham, '05, and J. N, Emery, '05. 

Dtn-ing the spring term themes of Soo words 
each will be required from every member of \?it 
Freshman Class. A plan of the first theme will be 
due on Tuesday, April 21, the theme on Friday, 
May 1. Subjects: 

1. Fishers of Men. 

2. The Chapter-House System at bowdoin. 

3. Maine Politics. 

4. The Outlook in Base-Ball. 

5. The Outlook in Track Athletic.s. 

6. The Use of Translations in the Study of the 
Classics. 

7. The Grail Legend in Lowell and Tennyson. 
(Contrast the Monastic Christianity depicted in 
Tennyson's "Holy Grail" with the practical 
Christianity depicted in Lowell's "Vision of Sir 
Lauiifal.") 

When the report of the committee on appropria- 
tions and financial affairs relating to the Uni- 
versity of Maine came before the Legislature, 
Barrett Potter offered the following amendment : 
"This appropriation is made on condition that the 
university discontinue its courses in Latin and Greek 
opened in 1896 and 1899, and the degrees of bachelor 
of arts and bachelor of philosophy to which these 
courses lead, inasmuch as they duplicate work done 
in the three other colleges of the State at an expense 
to the State beyond exemptions from taxation, and 
that the university confine itself hereafter to the 
agricul'iural, mechanical, technical and professional 
courses for which it was especially intended, and 
which, if thoroughly done, will absorb all the aid the 
State can afford to bestow." The amendment failed 
of passage although Mr. Potter spoke for it in an 
impassioned and logical way. 



A large number of the students attended the 
laughable comedy, "The Vinegar Buyer," at Colum- 
bia Theater, Wednesday evening. 



PRIZE ESSAY. 



The New York Alumni Association of the Alpha 
Tau Omega Fraternity wishes to announce that 
ex-President Grover Cleveland, President Benjamin 
Ide Wheeler of the University of California, and 
Chancellor E. Benjamin Andrews of the University 
of Nebraska, have consented to act as judges of the 
essays submitted f6r the prize of $50, which is to be 
given for the best essay on "The Eft'ect of the Fra- 
ternity on American College Life." 

Any student working for a recognized degree in 
any American college or university may compete. 
No essay shall contain more than 3,000 words. Each 
contestant shall on or before the first day of May, 
1903, mail to the chairman of the committee three 
type-written copies of the competitive essay, signed 
in a pseudonym. He shall also, at the same time, 
send to the chairman of the committee- a sealed 
envelope containing his name and address, with his 
pseudonym on the outside. 

Arrangements have been made whereby the essay 
successful in this contest may be submitted in com- 
petition for a prize of $150, to be given by the Col- 
lege Essay Publishing Company, of Boston, Mass. 

H. W. Pitkin, Chairman, 

S2I West 123d Street, 

New York City. 



HISTORY 6. 
Reading to the End of the Term. 

To April 22 — MacDonald : Select Charters, Nos. 
33-41. Schurz: Clay, chs. 1-7. Von Hoist: Cal- 
houn, chs. 1-4. 

To April 29 — MacDonald, Nos. 42-49. Burgess : 
Middle Period, chs. 1-6. Schurz: Clay, chs. 8-11, 

To May 6^MacDonaId, Nos. 50-56. Burgess, 
chs. 7-9. Schurz: chs. 12-14. Von Hoist, ch. 5. 

To May 13 — MacDonald, Nos. 57-68. Burgess, 
chs. 10-12. Schurz, chs. 15-18. Von Hoist, ch. 6. 

To May 20 — MacDonald, Nos. 69-76. Burgess, 
chs. 13-15. Schurz, chs. 19-23. Von Hoist, chs. 
7-8. 

To May 27 — MacDonald, Nos. 77-83. Burgess, 
ch. 16. Schurz : Clay, chs. 24-25. Von Hoist, ch. 9. 

To Jvme 3 — MacDonald, Nos. 84-92. Burgess, 
chs. 17-20. Schurz, chs. 26-27. 

To June 10 — MacDonald, Nos. 93-97. Burgess : 
The Middle Period, chs. 21-22. And one of the fol- 
lowing: Rhodes: Hist, of U. S., II., ch. 11; III., ch.' 
13; or Burgess: Civil War, I., chs. 1-6. 



HISTORY 9. 
Reading to the End of the Term. 
To April 23 — Robinson, History of Western 
Europe, chs. 32-34. Translations and Reprints 
(Protest of the Cour des Aides), pp. 77-153. 

To April 30 — Robinson, chs. 35-36. Rose : Revo- 
lutionary Era, chs. 1-4. Translations and Reprints 
(The French Revolution). 

To May 7 — Robinson, chs. 37-38. Rose, chs. 5-7. 



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To May 14 — Rose, chs. 8-9. 

To May 21 — Rose, chs. lo-ii. 

To May 28 — Robinson, ch. 39. Translations and 
Reprints (Reaction after 1815). And one of the 
following : Fyffe : Hist, of Modern Europe, III. 
ch. I. Andrews : Hist. Development of Modern 
Europe, I., ch. 8. Phillips: Modern Europe, ch. 11. 

To June 4 — Any one of the following : Terry : 
History of England, pp. 97(3-1068. Gardiner : Stu- 
dents' History, chs. 55-60. Oman, England in XIX. 
Century, chs. 4-9. 

To June 11 — Robinson, chs. 40-41. Smith: Bis- 
mark. 

HISTORY 13. 
Reading to the End of the Tekm. 

To April 23 — MacDonald : Government of Maine, 
chs. 3-10. 

To April 30 — Goodnow : Municipal Home Rule, 
ch. 12. Goodnow : Municipal Problems, chs. 5-6, 

To May 7 — Cooley : Constitutional Law, ch. 17. 
Bryce : American Commonwealth, I., chs. 48-52; II., 
chs. 8S-89. 

To May 14 — Goodnow : Municipal Home Rule, 
chs. 1-6. 

To May 21 — Goodnow : Municipal Home Rule, 
chs. 7-1 1. 

To May 28 — Goodnow : Municipal Problems, 
chs. 1-4. 

To Jtuie 4 — Goodnow : Municipal Problems, chs. 

7-9- 

To June 11 — Goodnow: Municipal Problems, 
chs. lo-ii. 



RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VACANCIES. 
The committee on vacancies, consisting of Gen. 
Thomas H. Hubbard, Rev. E. P. Palmer, and D. C. 
Linscott, Esq., met at the Parker House, Boston, on 
Thursday, April 16, and voted to recommend for the 
professorship of economics and sociology, Roswell 
C. MeCrea, Ph.D., and for instructor in physics and 
mathematics Mr. Joseph C. Pearson. The election 
to these positions does not come until tne meeting 
of the trustees and overseers in June. Dr. McCrca 
is a graduate of Haverford College in the Class of 
'97. He studied economics and sociology at Colum- 
bia, Cornell, and University of Pennsylvania, tak- 
ing his degree of Ph.D. from the U. of P. in 1901. 
In 1902 he taught a Normal School in Illinois, and 
during the present year he has been instructor in eco- 
nomics and sociology at Trinity College, Hartford, 
Conn. 

Mr. Pearson is a graduate of Bowdoin in the 
Class of 1900. In the followmg year he was assist- 
ant in physics here at Bowdoin, and during the past 
two years he has been studying physics and mathe- 
matics in the Harvard Graduate School. 



PIONORARIUM PRAESIDIS FUND. 
Bowdoin College holds a Fund known as Hon- 
orarium Praesidis. This Fund was established ni 
1880 by the late Hon. Cyrus Woodman, a graduate 
of the College in the Class of 1836. This is only 
one of some five or six different funds understood to 
have been established by Mr. Woodman, several of 
them anonymously, amounting now in all to over 
$50,000. The substantial conditions of the Honora- 



rium Praesidis Fund were that it should accumulate 
until it reached $20,000, by such accumulations, or 
with the aid of additional gifts thereto. The Fund 
now amounts to about $18,000, and donations to the 
Fund have been received as follows: $1,900, one-half 
from Hon. William D. Washburn, LL.D.. late Sen- 
ator from Minnesota, of the Class of 1854, and the 
other half from Hon. William L. Putnam, LL.D., of 
the Class of 1855 which will bring the Fund the 
next college year to the amount limited by Mr. 
Woodman, $20,000, and thus make it available as an 
addition to the perquisites of the president to the 
amount of at least $500 per year, as already pro- 
vided by the Boards of Trustees and Overseers. 



NEW BOOKS. 
Recent additions to the Library are : "Annual Lit- 
erature Index for 1902;" "Guide to Reference Books," 
by A. B. Kroeger : "Manual for Physical Measure- 
ments," by W. W. Hastings ; "City of Chartres" 
(Belles' Hand Books), by H. J. L. J. Masse; "The 
Story of My Life," by Helen Kellar ; "Descendants of 
Eleazer Flagg," by C. A. Flagg ; "Le'Avenement de 
Bonaparte" by Albert Vandal ; "Democracy in 
Europe," by T. E. May : "Religions of Ancient Egypt 
and Babylonia," by A. H. Saj'ee : Hazell's Annual for 
1903 : "The Alaskan Frontier," by T. W. Balch ; 
"History of Puerto Rico," by R. A. San Middledyk ; 
"Horace Greeley," by W. A. Linn ; "J^Iominating Sys- 
tems," by E. C. Meyer ; "Discoveries of the Norse- 
men in America," by Joseph Fischer. 



Y. Mx:. A. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

As treasurer of the Bowdoin Y. M. C. A. for the 

year ending March 19, 1903, I submit the following 
financial statement : 

Receipts. 

Balance from previous year, $48.33 

Advertisements in hand-book, 35-00 

Faculty subscriptions, 60.OO 

Student subscriptions, 63.50 

Membership dues, 66.00 



Total, 




$272.83 


ExPENDITtj 


RES. 




Hand-book. 




$72.00 


President's convention. 




, 1478 


Northfield delegation. 




59-36 


Piano rent. 




20.00 


Speakers and music. 




20.25 


Missions (Internal. Committee), 


10.00 


Printing, besides hand-books. 




8.00 


Postage and sundries. 




5-70 




$210.09 


Total receipts. 




$272.83 


Total expenditures. 




210.09 



Cash balance, $62.74 

The unpaid subscriptions just about balance the 
unpaid bills. 

S. C. W. Simpson, Treasurer. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



ATHLETICS. 



BowDOiN II, Exeter 3. 

On Saturday Bowdoin defeated Exeter by a 
score of 11 to 3 on Whittier Field, and thus the 
season has opened with a victory over a last year's 
victor for encouragement. In spite of wind and 
rain the attendance was good. During nearly the 
whole game there was a cold, drizzling mist which 
later turned to rain and the game was called in the 
eighth inning. Bowdoin played a strong game and 
one which was absolutely without error. Heav> 
batting was a feature of the game and 13 times Heim 
saw a Bowdoin man reach out for a safe hit. The 
fielding of the Exeter team was ragged and when 
the out-fielders began to catch hailstones instead of 
liners the game was called oiT. Exeter did not score 
until the eighth inning, but the game was interest- 
ing if not excitingly close. Bowdoin played only 
three new men. Cox, Clark, and Hodgson. This 
was Hodgson's first game on a 'varsity team, but hi;"> 
work would have done credit to many an older 
player. Clark gathered in all that entered his 
domain and his throws to second called out deserved 
applause. Cox is supposed to be the most at home 
in the box, but the easy way in which the ball was 
gathered in by him would lead one to believe that 
his base-ball reputation might have been gained in 
the out-field. The team was in remarkably good 
shape considering the little practice they have had, 
and reflected much credit on Coach Irwin who is 
working faithfully with his men. There were sensa- 
tional plays, but the men played good steady base- 
ball and each had his part in a well-balanced team. 

Sumraar}' : 

Bowdoin. 

EH po A E 

White, ss 3 o i o 

Ely, 2b I 5 o o 

Cox. rf I I o 

Havey, ib 2 10 i o 

Munro, cf 2 2 i o 

Clarke, If i o 

Blanchard, c i 3 i o 

Hodgson, 3b 2 3 6 

Oakes, p o 2 o 

Coffin, p o o 2 o 

Totals 13 24 14 o 

Exeter. 

BH PC A E 

Cinnedella, ss i i 3 i 

Flock. If I 3 o o 

Rider, 2b 3 2 o i 

Cooney, c o S 4 o 

Hamili, ib o 11 o i 

Heim, p i o i o 

Libby, 3b o i i o 

Schwab, rf o o o o 

Wescott, cf 0000 

McCook, 3b o I I I 

Totals 16 24 10 4 



Innings. 

12345678 

Bowdoin o 4 2 2 o i i i — 11 

Exeter o o o o o o o 3 — 3 

Runs — White, Bly. Cox 2, Havey, Munro 2, 
Clarke, Hodgson 2, Oakes, Cooney, Hamili, Heim, 
Two-base hits — White, Havey 2, Cox, Blanchard, 
Bly, Rider, Flock. Stolen bases — Havey, Munro, 
Clarke, Heim 2. First base on balls — by Oakes, 
Cinnedella, Libby, Schwab, Wescott ; by Coffin, 
Libby. Schwab, Cooney ; by Heim, Hodgson, Oakes, 
Bly, Havey, Munro 2. Struck out — By Oakes, Cin- 
nedella, Libby, Hamili, Libby ; by Heim, Blanchard 
2, Oakes, Coffin, Munro. Passed ball — Blanchard. 
Hit by pitched ball — Cox. Time — 2h. Umpire — 
Flavin. 

With the Maine meet only three weeks distant, 
the necessity of good, earnest work and close atten- 
tion to track athletics can be appreciated. That the 
men who are trying for the team realize this can be 
seen from the regularity with which they turn out 
for practice. Coach Lathrop is much encouraged 
and says he has not seen more interest displayed or 
so many new and good men out for the team since 
he has been connected with Bowdoin athletics. 
Twenty men have reported for the hurdles alone 
and these are strong candidates for all branches ot 
track with the exception of the pole vault and 
broad jump. It is generally conceded that we are 
weak in these two events, and any man who has any 
ability in these lines must be urged and encouraged 
to work. It is imperative that we win the Maine 
meet this year and this will not be easy to accom- 
plish. The University of Maine has an unusually 
large squad at work and has had the advantage of 
three months' training and will strain every nerve 
to win the meet again this year. She has several 
events which are, even now, generally conceded to 
her, and is working on her weak points as she never 
did before. Much the same state of affairs exists 
with us. The next three weeks must be given to 
strenuous work and every point which is taken from 
Bowdoin in the meet will be earned. The following 
52 men have reported for practice and every man 
in the list is out for work : Brett, Philoon, Peabody, 
Munro, Kimball, Bodkin, Tobey, Soule, Cook, Brad- 
ford, Williams, JiIcRae, Emery, Norton, Clark, 
Blanchard, Chase, SpoUett, Hill, Childs, Brimijohn, 
Pierce, Stone, Shaw, Saunders, Johnson, Finn, 
Hunt, C. Shaw, Foster, Towne, Jenks, Weld, Cope- 
land, Webster, Shorey, Sewall, Sawyer, Webb, 
Hatch, Nutter, Denning, Gray, Holman, Rowe, Bis- 
bee. Hall, Gumbel, Davis, Shorey, Hall, Everett. 



ATHLETIC MASS-MEETING. 

A large and enthusiastic mass-meeting was held 
in Memorial Hall, Wednesday evening, April 15. for 
the purpose of arousing interest in track athletics for 
the coming spring meets. Coffin, '03, presided over 
the meeting and after a few brief remarks called on 
Dr. Whittier, who urged upon the students the 
necessity of turning out a large squad for training. 
He recalled the defeat of the team last year, the 
first time in the history of the college, and vividly 
portrayed to the students the result of a defeat this 



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ALUMN 



year. Professor Robinson spoke next and said that 
he is'ould like to see the students show the sarne 
enthusiasm in athletics that the Romans showed in 
ancient times. He urged all the students to come 
out for track this spring and thus the oest men 
would represent the college in this particular brancti. 
ex-Captain Hunt spoke earnestly and aroused much 
enthusiasm. Coach Lathrop was then called upon, 
and urged the fellows not to put off their training 
for a year later, but to start right in and develop 
themselves for such events as are best suited for 
them. Special attention was given by Mr. Lathrop 
on the proper method of dieting and hours were 
appointed in which the men will train for their sep- 
arate events. He laid particular stress on the fact 
that all men should start in training immediately 
inasmuch as our track men only receive the benefit 
of a coached training for one month, while Amherst, 
Brown, Dartmouth, Vermont, and Wesleyan have a 
coach the year round. Captain Nutter then spoke 
briefly and the meeting was adjourned. 



'37. — Mr. Rufus K. Sewall, a notable Maine his- 
torian, died in Wiscasset, April 16, 1903, at the age 
of 89. A daughter and two sons survive him. Dur- 
ing his early manhood Mr. Sewall supplied pulpits 
in Massachusetts and Vermont, but could not accept 
a pastorate on account of ill health. He studied 
law in Mobile, Ala., and practiced in Wiscasset. 
He was a Mason, a Congregationalist, and in politics 
a Republican. Among his published works are: 
"Ancient Voyages to the Western Continent," 
"Memoir of Joseph Sewall, D.D.," "Lectures on the 
Holy Spirit," "Sketches of St. Augustine," 
"Ancient Domains of Maine." 

'91. — Dr. C. S. F. Lincoln is connected with the 
St. John's College at Shanghai, instead of at Hong 
Kong as it was stated in a recent issue. 

'94. — A genealogy of the Flagg family has been 
prepared by C. A. Flagg of Sandwich, Mass., and 
filed at the library among the late works. Mr. Flagg 
is assistant in the Library of Congress. 



OBITUARY. 

'54. — Ambrose Eastman died at Boston, Mass., 
April 10, 1903. He was born at North Yarmouth, 
Maine, April 18, 1834. He graduated from Thorn- 
ton Academy in 1847, and from Bowdoin in 1854. 
Later he taught in Patten, Me., in North Brook- 
field, Mass., and in Southbridge, Mass. From 1855- 
58 he studied law in Saco, Me., and was admitted 
to the York bar in 1857. He settled in the practice 
of his profession in Boston, where he has since 
resided, having been for many years, until recently, 
secretary of the New England Cotton Manufactur- 
ers' Association. He is survived by a widow and 
two sisters. 

'55. — ^John L. Hunter, state's attorney for Wind- 
ham County, Conn., was found dead in front of his 
office door in Willimantic, death being due to pul- 



monary hemorrhage. Mr. Hunter was born March 
13, 1833. at Gardiner, Maine, where his father was 
a well-known lumber merchant and shipbuilder. 
He received his preparatory education at Gardmer 
and Wiscasset academies and was graduated from 
Bowdoin in 1S55. He then studied law, and was 
admitted to the bar in Maine in 1859. For several 
years he practiced law in Gardiner and in connec- 
tion with his law practice edited a weekly news- 
paper, the Age, which was published at Augusta. 
From Maine Mr. Hunter went to Boston and then to 
Webster, Mass., in both places practicing law. He 
moved to Willimantic, Conn., in 1871, and soon 
became a leading lawyer and a prominent figure in 
the politics of that vicinity. In 1872, and again in 
1876, he was a delegate to the National Democratic 
Convention, and in 1879 he was elected a member 
of the state legislature and served on its judiciary 
committee. In 1S94 Mr. Hunter became state's 
attorney for Windham County, which position he 
held until his death. He was a communicant of St. 
Paul's Episcopal Church of Willimantic, and a 
member of the Connecticut Society, Sons of the 
American Revolution, and the Natchaug Lodge, 
Knights of Pythias. Mr. Hunter was twice married 
and leaves one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude McNeil, of 
Jacksonville, Fla. He is also survived by a brother. 
Col. Edward Hunter, of the U. S. Army, and three 
sisters. 

Ex-1900. — Robert J. Farwell of Rockland, who 
has been an invalid for about five years, shot himself 
through the head at his home April 5, 1903. Mr. 
Farwell was injured in college while boxing 
with a fellow-student, and since that time he has 
been afflicted with a malady which has completely 
puzzled all the medical experts who have had knowl- 
edge of the case. From a young man of bright, 
sunny disposition, noted for his athletic ability, he 
becamt crippled mentally and physically. The deed 
was evidently committed in one of the fits of 
despondency which overwhelmed him at frequent 
intervals during his long illness. He was about 
twenty-six years of age. 



BOOK REVIEW. 

When Patty Went to College. By Jean 
Webster, with six full-page illustrations by C. D. 
Williams. The Century Co., New York. 

In manner, style and in all those little externals 
which are the hall-mark of the undergraduate, Patty 
is a typical fun-loving, enthusiastic college girl 
But Patty has personality to a large degree, and her 
sense of humor and disregard for petty conventions 
are ever a source of fearful joy to her fellows, of 
innocent wonder to the faculty, and of infinite satis- 
faction to herself. Such chapters as "The Deceased 
Robert," "The Impressionable Mr. Todhunter," 
"The Mystery of the Shadowed Sophomore," and 
"Patty and the Bishop." exhibit a spontaneity, charm 
and unaffected humor that should delight a host of 
men and women who enjoy the vagaries of each new 
type of the healthy American girl. Patty is a "ter- 
ror," but a most lovable girl, and those who have 
not yet made her acquaintance have a pleasant after- 
noon before them, if they will but take up the book 
and start in to read it. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APEIL 30, 1903. 



No. 2. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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The first two games with the Maine col- 
leges liave ended in defeat. While this is 
somewhat disappointing it is by no means dis- 
couraging. The season is young yet, and we 
still have firm trust and confidence in our 
team. The games with Maine and Colby 
showed clearly that we were weak in batting, 
but in no other way did the team prove itself 
inferior to its rivals. At present the team is 
seriously handicapped by the disability of its 
catching staff. As we all know, a new catcher 
had to be developed and too much credit can- 
not be given Munro for the rapid improve- 
ment he is making every day. The team has 
had the best coach procurable and a natural 
leader in "Cap" Havey, and there is no reason 
at all why we can't win. The best part of the 



Maine series is still to come, and the past 
defeats should be an incentive for us to work 
the harder to even matters, and with the team 
playing the game it is capable of, Bowdoin 
ought to stand a good chance for the cham- 
pionship. 



The attention of the Seniors is called to 
the notice given by Mr. Webber in regard to 
sittings for class pictures. The term is rap- 
idly drawing to a close, and already the time 
available for the work on the pictures is 
almost inadequate. Unless the matter is given 
prompt attention it will be impossible for the 
class pictures to be completed before Com- 
mencement. 



In by-gone days, the memory of which is 
still ripe among some of the upper-classmen, 
it was the custom to gather on the steps of the 
Art Building in the spring twilight and sing 
Bowdoin songs. The absence of such gath- 
erings during the past year or two has been 
noticeable and regrettable, and it is not too 
early now to plan to bring them about again 
during the coming term. They used to be 
regarded as one of the most enjoyable features 
of undergraduate life at Bowdoin. It is both 
a cause and a result of the discontinuance of 
these gatherings that our old songs are, with 
few exceptions, unknown to the majority of 
the undergraduates. The absence of the dis- 
tinctive feature of a college life expressed in 
songs of its own is inevitable, where the new 
men have no real chance of learning to sing 
and to love the old songs. The spirit which 
makes such a custom prosper, is the spirit 
that needs to be cultivated. An hour in the 
evening, two or three times a week, can be 
spent in no better way for the college than 



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in a gathering of the whole college for songs 
and cheers. 

An impetus would be given for the per- 
petuation of the former custom if we had 
more songs of our own. Our supply of 
songs is much less than that of our sister col- 
leges. Would it not be a good plan for one 
of the Alumni Associations to offer prizes for 
the best song productions? For we need the 
songs as much as we do the singing. It is 
the whole-souled, hearty college song which 
one loves most to sing and to hear at such a 
gathering. 

Another impetus would be given if a book 
of Bowdoin songs were prepared, to include 
both new and old. At first thought it would 
appear that we do not possess enough songs 
to put in book form, but we should remem- 
ber that quality is more desirable than quan- 
tity. A movement on foot to compile a song 
book would tend to arouse interest in the stu- 
dent body and especially in those who are 
musically inclined, to write new songs. A 
song book containing the old favorites, "Phi 
Chi" and "Bowdoin Beata," and the others 
that we ought to know but do not, — if dis- 
seminated among the alumni and among the 
undergraduates, would be an inspiring col- 
lection in itself, and would probably be as 
financially successful as have similar books 
published at other colleges. 



NOTICES. 

Seniors are requested by Mr. Webber to 
attend to their sittings for class pictures as 
soon as possible. 

All commencement parts from Seniors 
appointed on the provisional list will be due 
Friday, May 15. 

Term bills of December 23, 1902, must 
be paid at once. 

Themes entered for the Pray Prize in Eng- 
lish Composition will be due June i. 



AN INFORMAL DANCE. 

Tuesday evening, April 21, was the occa- 
sion of an informal dance given by A. P. 
Holt, '03, and C. F. Packard, '04, of the 
Alpha Delta Phi fraternity to the members 
of the fraternity and their lady friends. The 
dance was held in Pythian Hall, which was 
tastefully adorned with Alpha Delt banners 
and Bowdoin flags. The dance orders were 
especially artistic. On each were painted the 
emblems of the fraternity, the star and cres- 
cent, the work being done by one of the mem- 
bers of the fraternity. Music for the order 
of twenty-two dances was furnished by Mr. 
Holding of Lewiston. The following alumni 
were present : O. D. Smith, '98, of Portland , 
H. F. Ouinn, '01, and H. J. Hunt, '02, of Ban- 
gor. After the dance the chapter-house was 
given over to the use of the young ladies, the 
members of the fraternity remaining in the 
dormitories. The patronesses were Mrs. 
Robinson and Mrs. Moody. The affair was 
an tmoualified success. 



SOPHOMORE PRIZE SPEAKERS. 

The following men have been elected by 
the Class of 1905, and approved by the 
Faculty, to take part in the Sophomore prize- 
speaking next June : 

Ernest PI. R. Burroughs, Stanley P. Chase, 
Charles J. Donnell, Everett W. Hamilton, 
Edwin LeF. Harvey, Rupert M. Much, Leon- 
ard A. Pierce, Frank E. Seavey, George E. 
Tucker, Donald C. White, Stanley Williams. 

This is one less than the required numbet 
of speakers. The twelfth speaker was still 
unchosen when the Orient went to press. 



NORTHFIELD CONFERENCE. 

The officers of the Y. M. C. A. are very 
anxious to send a larger delegation to North- 
field this year than has been sent heretofore. 
This Conference was started through the 
invitation of Mr. D. L. Moody in 1886, and 
since then has been held annually with 
increasing attendance. Last year there were 
over 700 representatives from 132 institutions 
at the Northfield Conference. This is one of 
five student conferences which are held under 
the auspices of the Student Department of the 
International Committee of Young Men's 
Christian Associations in different sections of 



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the country. In the list of speakers who will 
address the Conference this year are Mr. 
Robert E. Speer, Rev. G. Campbell Morgan, 
Rev. George Jackson, of Edinburgh, Rev. 
William F. McDowell, D.D., Professor 
Edward I. Bosworth, Dr. Frank K. Sanders, 
Rev. Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr., Hon. S. B. 
Capen, and Mr. John R. Mott, who will pre- 
side. 

One of the most important features of the 
Conference is the social and athletic life. The 
afternoons are devoted to recreation, and are 
characterized by base-ball games between 
different colleges, tennis, bicycle runs and an 
athletic meet. 

Considering our proximity to Northfield, 
as compared with other colleges, it seems 
strange that we should not have more than 
four or five men in our delegation. In case 
fifteen or twenty men attend, a Bowdoin 
Camp would be a feasible scheme. The con- 
ference will be held June 26 to July 10, imme- 
diately after Commencement, and all who can 
attend ought to do so, for they will derive not 
only a personal benefit, but will bring back to 
the college Y. M. C. A. work an impulse and 
inspiration that is invaluable. 



ZETA PSI CONVENTION. 

The Fifty-Seventh Annual Convention of 
the Grand Chapter of the Zeta Psi Fraternity 
was held with the Beta Chapter at the Uni- 
versity of Virginia at Charlottesville, Friday 
and Saturday, April 17 and 18, 1903. 

The Lambda Chapter of Bowdoin was 
represented by Selden O. Martin and Edward 
J. Bradbury. 

All the delegates, including those from 
the far West and Canada, had arrived by 
early Friday morning, and the first business 
session was held in Masonic Temple in the 
late forenoon. After the second meeting in 
the afternoon, the delegates were carried to 
the University campus to admire its classic 
beauty. The grounds were laid out and 
given to the University by Thomas Jefferson. 
One spot in particular was very interesting, 
whence could be seen in three different direc- 
tions, the old law office of James Monroe, the 
residence of James Madison, and Monticello, 
the home of Jefferson. 

In the evening a smoker, with steins and 



several other articles as souvenirs for the del- 
egates, was enjoyed; a particular feature of 
the evening's entertainment was Polk Miller 
with his famous "Befo' the War" singing 
troupe of negroes. 

Saturday afternoon the delegates were 
driven to Monticello, and shown through the 
historic mansion. The Grand Chapter pic- 
ture was taken on Jefferson's spacious porch. 

In the evening came the annual banquet, 
at which prominent delegates from various 
parts of the United States and Canada off'ered 
toasts which were enjoyed by all. 

After the close of the convention many of 
the delegates spent Sunday in Richmond or 
in Washington. 



INSTEAD OF THE PROPHECY. 

The following are one or two of the sub- 
stitutions for the Senior Prophecy on Class 
Day which are in use at other colleges. 
Amherst has a "Grove Oration," which is a 
series of personal sallies made as lively as 
possible, and a "Grove Poem" which is 
another such series set to rhyme. University 
of Vermont has similarly a "Pipe Oration,'' 
and a "Boulder Oration" which takes as its 
text a cherished old boulder on the campus. 
Williams has a "Pipe Oration," "Class Cup 
Oration" and "Address to the Lower Classes." 
Some of these suggestions may possibly be 
worth consideration by the Bowdoin Seniors. 
The Orient hands them over for discussion, 
and hopes to be able to add others in future 
issues. 



ATHLETIC MANAGERS' INSIGNIA. 

At a slimly-attended meeting of the Athletic 
Association in January, the recommendation 
of the Athletic Council that the managers of 
our three teams be entitled to a "B" of their 
department to wear on caps and hats was mod- 
ified to read " 'B' zvith one straight line under 
it on caps or hats." Believing that this vote 
was an error of inadvertence and misappre- 
hension, the Orient has been collecting the 
facts in respect to custom in other colleges 
and universities in the matter, and has found 
some almost startling facts, which it presents 
in the following table. Column A shows the 
colleges where the managers are granted tKe 



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same privileges in regard to a letter as those 
who make the 'varsity team ; Column B gives 
those colleges where the letter is given, 
unmodified by line or otherwise, to be worn on 
hats or caps only ; Column C contains such 
colleges as give a letter with a line under it or 
otherwise modified, which can be worn on 
hats, sweaters, or otherwise; Column D con- 
tains such colleges as give a letter modified 
with line or circle, to be worn on caps or hats 
alone ; and the last column gives a list of col- 
leges and universities, the first two of which 
have no managers, and the rest give no insig- 
nia at all to managers : 



A B C D E 

Amherst Dartmouth Colby Bowdoin Chicago 
Columbia Hamilton Maine Kenyon Johns Hopkins 
City N. Y. Michigan Toronto Cornell Adelbert 

(and a fob) 
Harvard Wisconsin Bates 

(seldom taken) 

Lafayette Brown 

Minnesota MoGill 

Rochester 
Syracuse 
Union 
Vermont 

Wesleayan (also assistants) 
Williams 
Tale 

It seems to the Orient that the above table 
clearly shows that the strong tendency else- 
where is to reward managers just as the play- 
ers are rewarded, even by granting them the 
privilege of wearing a 'varsity sweater. Hence 
it would not be inappropriate for managers 
here to ask the privilege of wearing a 'varsity 
sweater ; and it most certainly is not inappro- 
priate to permit them to wear the 'varsity cap. 
The Orient urges on the student body a 
favorable consideration of this matter when it 
is next brought up in mass-meeting, and the 
passage of an amendment which will put us 
more nearly in line with the other colleges of 
the country. Let vis trust our managers with 
the 'varsity sweater, or at least the 'varsity 
cap, — not restrict them to a modified, anti- 
quated form of letter, to be displayed on head- 
gear only. Do not the managers of Bowdoin 
teams have as much responsibility and deserve 
as much credit and honorable reward for it as 
the managers in any other college in the 
country? We think they do. 



The "Life of Elijah Kellogg" with selections 
from his works, edited by Professor Wilmot B. 
Mitchell, will be published early in the fall. Pro- 
fessor Mitchell visited Harpswell during a part ot 
the Easter vacation to get material for the chapter 
on Mr. Kellogg's life in that town. 



CAMPUS CHf^T. 

Emery, '03, returned to college this week. 

. Mansfield, '05, is out sick with the measles. 

Brown, '06, is teaching at the East Boothbay 
High School this term. 

The Class of 1868 prize speaking will occur in 
Memorial Hall next Thursday evening, May 7. 

Mr. Nason, assistant in rhetoric, has recently 
edited a pamphlet on "Organization in Theine 
Writing." 

A large number of the students have been 
engaged during this week in removing the books 
from the old to the new library. 

Trout are reported to be very plentiful in many 
of the brooks around Brunswick, and a number of 
the students are enjoying fishing trips. 

About thirty of the students are practicing for 
the opera, "Ponce de Leon," to be given by the 
Universalist society at the Town Hall, May S and 6. 

The annual Psi Upsilon hop will occur to- 
morrow evening in Memorial Hall. Elaborate prep- 
arations are being made for the occasion, and 
everything points to a grand success. 

Among the recent acquisitions to the library in 
the way of reference books are additional volumes 
of Murray's "English Dictionary," and also new 
volumes of the "New International Encyclopedia." 

Tufts College has a new strength record of 1433 
kilos, just established by Alfred E. Preble, '03, of 
Wilmington, Mass. The former record, which was 
141 1 kilos, was held by Rollo Healey, Tufts '97, of 
Boston. 

President Hyde will report on "The Educa- 
tional Progress of the Country" before the National 
Educational Association which meets in Boston 
some time in July. Dr. Whittier will present a 
paper, at the same time, on "Exercise for the 
Rooter." 

Many members of 1906 have been developing 
their muscles on the various tennis courts during 
the past week, and most of the courts are now in 
good shape. Many of the students seem to be play- 
ing tennis this spring, and the courts are occupied 
most of the time. 

A Bachelor's degree for two years' work is to be 
granted by the University of Chicago. It is to be 
called the degree of Bachelor of Education and is 
to be given for two years of strictly professional 
work in the line of pedagogical preparation. Stu- 
dents are to be admitted to this special course for 
teachers, either from the junior colleges at the 
university or from certain approved high schools. 

Mrs. Henry Whitman recently visited the col- 
lege to make plans for the window which Sarah 
Orne Jewett is giving to the college in honor of her 
father. Dr. Theodore Herman Jewett of the Class 
of 1834. The design for the window is already 
made, and Mrs, Whitman hopes to have it in place 
before Conmiencement. Mrs. Jewett selected the 
middle window on the west side of Memorial Hall. 



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13 



Jesse Wilson has been reinstated in the Class of 
1903- 

The library books have been receiving a 
thorough dusting the past week. 

Clifford, '03, has returned to college after hav- 
ing been South for the last few weeks. 

Evans, '01, assistant professor of science at 
Thornton Academy, was a recent guest at the Beta 
House. 

There are prospects of two or three good men 
from the Bangor Seminary entering the Class of 
190S next fall. 

Hebron Academy recently received a check for 
$150,000 from Mrs. Phoebe Sturtevant, a former 
resident of Maine. 

Mr. Beardsley arrived from Harvard last week 
to conduct Professor Callender's courses in Eco- 
nomics for the rest of the term. 

Gould, '04, received a severe kick over the eye 
while playing ball on Fast Day. The wound is not 
a serious one, although the eye is quite swollen and 
very badly discolored. 

Jack the Englishman is surely one of Bowdoin's 
most loyal supporters. It did one's heart good to 
see the way in which he supported us when we were 
losing in the U. of M. game last Wednesday. 

A meeting of the Athletic Council was held last 
week Wednesday, immediately after the base-ball 
game. Considerable routine business was transacted, 
■ but nothing of very special importance was done. 

The Bowdoin Stamp Club extends a vote of 
thanks to F. O. Conant, '80, of Portland, for his 
kindness in exhibiting portions of his large collec- 
tion at Walker Art Building on the evening of 
March 17; and for his generous gift of a number 
of rarities to fill vacancies in the college collection. 
The club gladly acknowledges miscellaneous stamps 
presented by Professor L. A. Lee and Clement F. 
Robinson, '03. 

The first issue of the Quill this term appeared 
Saturday evening. The articles contributed are : 
"An Abbreviated Session," by a member of the 
Class of '04; "When Birds Do Sing," by Isaac Bas- 
sett Choate, '62 ; "The Drugged Commiuiiou," by 
F. E. Seavey, '0=,: "Do You ICnow?" by Thomas 
Littlefield Marble', '98: "The Man Who Failed," by 
J. N. Emery, '05 ; "Pen Pictures," by S. P. Chase, 
'05, H. E. Marr, '05, and D. R. Porter, '06. 

About two hundred New England teachers of 
mathematics met in Boston recently for the purpose 
of bringing the teachers into close relations, and 
of improving the present methods of teaching math- 
ematics. The Association of Mathematical Teach- 
ers in New England was organized and the officers 
elected for the ensuing year were : President, Edgar 
H. Nichols ; Secretary and Treasurer, F. P. Dodge, 
Roxbury Latin : Council, G. W. Evans, English 
High ; W. A. Francis, Phillips-Exeter ; Professor 
W. A. Moodv, Bowdoin: J. C. Packard, Brookline 
High: Miss E. K. Price, Springfield: Professor W. 
F. Osgood. Harvard; Professor H. W. Tyler, 
Institute of Technology. 



Rollins of Amherst put the shot 42 feet 8>4 
inches at the U. of P. meet last Saturday. 

Blaine S. Viles, ex- '03, who is a student of the 
Yale Forestry School, will have charge of one of 
the Government Forestry Parties which is sent out 
the coming summer in the Maine woods for study. 
The party will consist of several students and will 
make a specialty of studying poplar. Edward E. 
Carter. '02, and Walter K. Wildes, '04, will be mem- 
bers of the party. Mr. Viles has recently returned 
from the Dead River regions, where he has been to 
select a locality for the coming expedition. 

The first Sophomore debate of the term was 
held last week on the question, "Resolved, That 
municipalities should own and operate their light- 
ing plants." In Division A, White and Havey 
upheld the affirmative. Weld and Tucker the nega- 
tive. The vote on merits of the question stood 22 tc 
4 in favor of the negative, on merits of the debate 
12 to 6 for the affirmative. In Division B, Marr 
and Philoon spoke for the negative of the question, 
Pierce and Stewart for the affirmative. The vote 
on merits of the debate stood 12 to 5 in favor of 
the negative. 

About the middle of May, Brunswick will 
receive a rare musical treat, consisting of a mando- 
lin and guitar festival to be held in Town Hall. 
The Mandolin-Giiitar Club of Bowdoin College, 
Colonial Club of Bath, and Brunswick Mandolin 
Club will join forces in one grand concert. Samuel 
Siegel, mandolin virtuoso of New York City, 
Hyman Meyer, humorist, also of New York and 
Francis J. Welch, violinist, Bowdoin, '03, Portland, 
will be the leading stars. The Bowdoin Glee Club 
will also assist. This will be the first concert of 
these clubs and promises to be the musical event of 
the season. 

The alumni of Portland High School met in 
Massachusetts Hall last _Friday, April 24, to con- 
sider the advisability of 'forming a Portland Club 
here at Bowdoin. It was imanimously voted to 
organize such a club, and the following officers were 
elected: President, Harry C. Saunders, '04; Vice- 
President, Stanley Williams, '05 : Secretary and 
Treasurer, Philip F. Chapman, '06. These officers 
also constituted the Executive Committee, and 
were authorized to make arrangements for some 
I sort of a social reunion to be held this term. This 
Portland Club is the second of the sectional clubs 
to be formed here. Who next? 

During this term a series of addresses is being 
given at "The Church on the Hill" by the pastor. 
Rev. Herbert A. Jump, Sunday evenings at 7.30. 
A special welcome is extended to all the students. 
The addresses are from "The Psalms of .Henry 
Wadsworth Longfellow" and the remaining ones are 
as follows : 

May 17 — A Psalm of Prayer — "The Beleagured 
City." 

May 24 — A Psalm of Triumph — "The Ladder of 
St. Augustine." 

i\Iay 31 — A Psalm of Labor — "The Village 
Blacksmith." 

Jvme 7 — A Psalm of Childhood — "Children." 

June 14 — A Psalm of Immortality — "Resigna- 
tion." 



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THEMES. 
The first themes of the term will be due May 5. 

Subjects. 
For Sophomores and Juniors not taking political 
economy. 

1. The Grange: How it affects the social, polit- 
ical and industrial life of Maine farmers. 

2. Maine Politics. 

3. The Ideal College Student. 

4. The Ideal College Professor. 

5. Bowdoin's Prospects in Base-Ball. 

6. Longfellow as an Ethical Teacher. 

7. Captain Craig's Philosophy. (See Robin- 
son's "Captain Craig," among the reserved books.) 



Y. M. C. A, 



The weekly meeting of the association was held 
last Thursday evening and was led by Burpee, '04. 
The attendance was very small and shows a decided 
lack of interest on the part of the active members. 
Now that there are to be no Sunday meetings this 
term, the fellows ought to turn out better every 
Thursday evening. On the evening of May 7, it 
is expected that Rev. Mr. Jump will lead the meet- 
ing. 

The good work started by the association at the 
Chapel of Our Saviour at Brunswick Plains, is 
continuing. There is an increase of members in the 
Congregational, and an increase of true Christian 
spirit, such as gives the association great encour- 
agement and enthusiasm to continue in its efforts. 



ATHLETICS. 



BowDOiN I, University of Maine 6. 

On Wednesday afternoon, April 22, the Univer- 
sity of Maine base-ball team defeated Bowdoin on 
Whittier Field by a score of six to one. Neither 
team scored until the fifth inning. Mitchell was in 
the box for Maine and struck out only four men, 
while Cox struck out twelve for Bowdoin. Bow- 
doin secured only three hits, while Maine had eight 
to her credit. Several changes were made in the 
line-up of the home team before the game and 
Nevers, who will participate in all the Maine college 
games, played with the team for the first time. Both 
teams played good base-ball, but Bowdoin was una- 
ble to bunch hits. It was not a hard proposition to 
find Mitchell, but only White and Munro were able 
to hit safely. The other men flied out or batted 
easy ones to the in-fielders with great regularity. 
The clever stick work, of Violette and Larrabee in 
the sixth inning brought in four scores for Maine 
and gave her the game. The attendance was good. 



Maine. 

BH PO A E 

Veazie, 2b I 3 3 

McDonald, 3b 0221 

Chase, cf i 2 o 

Mitchell, p o 2 i o 

Thatcher, ss o i o 

Collins, lb o 9 o 

Larrabee, If 2 2 o 

Violette, c 2 6 i i 

Bird,, rf 2 I 

Totals 8 27 8 2 

Bowdoin. 

BH PO A E 

White, ss 2 2 2 

Bly, 2b 2 I o 

Cox, p o I 2 o 

Havey, ib o 9 o 

Nevers, rf o l l I 

Munro, c i 10 4 

Clark, If o i i o 

Hodgson, 3b o I I 

Martin, cf o o o o 

Blanchard, cf o o o o 

Totals 3 27 12 I 

Innings i 2 3 4 S 6 7 8 9 

Maine o o o o i 4 o i o — 6 

Bowdoin o o o o o o i — i 

Two-base hits — Violette, Larrabee. Three-base 
hits — Violette, White. Struck out — by Cox, 12; by 
Mitchell, 4. Bases On balls — Mitchell, i ; Cox, 2. 
Hit by pitched ball — Chase 2, McDonald 2, Nevers, 
Cox. Time — ih. 45m. Umpire — Flavin. 
Delta Kappa Epsilon 14, Theta Delta Chi 9. 

Inter-fraternity and fraternity base-ball games, 
which were so popular last year, have not been for- 
gotten nor discontinued. On Fast Day there was a 
game between the Theta Delta Chi and Delta Kappa 
Epsilon Fraternities on the Athletic Field which 
resulted in favor of the latter by a score of 14 to 9. 
Only non-'varsity men were allowed to play. Chase, 
'04, pitcher of the "Deke" team, was the dark horse 
in the game and struck out twelve men. His work ' 
was a revelation to his most sanguine admirers. In 
the evening both teams and friends to the number 
of 40 took dinner at New Meadows Inn. 



Bowdoin 6, Colby 10. 
Colby defeated Bowdoin Saturday afternoon by 
the score of 10 to 6 in one of the most poorly played 
games of base-ball ever witnessed on Colby's field. 
The fielding of the Bowdoin team was very ragged 
and mistakes in judgment were made which proved 
to be more costly than common errors would have 
been. Several times the Colby batters were per- 
mitted to get hits, when a little extra effort would 
have put them out. The team seemed to be asleep 
and to have lost all knowledge of the tricks of the 
game. At first, everything seemed propitious. Vail 
failed to terrify by his presence, and hit after hit 
was credited to Bowdoin to the delight of the small 
body of Bowdoin rooters. In the fourth inning Vail 
was replaced by Coombs, who seemed to be almost 



BOWDOLN OEIENT. 



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invincible. Oakes pitched a good game and held 
the Colby batters down well until the sixth inning, 
when he weakened and allowed three hits, and two 
passes coupled with errors gave Colby a total of six 
runs. Colby's fielding was also of a low order, but 
her errors were not costly as were Bowdoin's. Bow- 
doin was unable to solve Coombs' curves and at 
critical times, when hits meant runs, her men were 
unable to find the ball. After the fifth inning, the 
game was a very uninteresting one. 

The game opened auspiciously when the first 
inning saw Bowdoin two runs to the good. White 
and BIy, the two first men up, flied out to second 
and right respectively. Cox singled and scored on 
Havey's two-base hit. Nevers, the next man up, 
sent out a two-bagger, scoring Havey. Munro 
struck out, closing the inning. Bly, the first man 
up in the third, singled and scored on Havey's liner 
to left field. Nevers received a free pass to first, 
advancing Havey to second. Munro singled, scor- 
ing Havey. Clark and Hodgson flied out to the 
infield, retiring the side. In the first and fifth in- 
nings respectively Colby made a run, but it was not 
until the sixth inning that Colby did any scoring 
of any moment. 

The less said about the sixth inning the better. 
The trouble began with a base on balls and was 
helped along by errors and three hits. By the time 
the spectators could once more freely draw breath, 
Colby had gained six runs, the score standing eight 
to four. There was still another chance, however, 
and when with two out in the ninth and Johnson on 
third Cox sent a fine two-bagger over Teague's 
head, scoring Johnson, Bowdoin's supporters took 
heart once more. Havey got to first on an error by 
Briggs and Nevers received a free pass to first. 
With three men on bases Munro sent a fly up to 
Pugsley, who muffed it. Co.x scored, but Havey 
was caught between home and third, and thus the 
game ended lo to 6 in favor of Colby. 

The summary : 

Colby. 

ab bh po a e 

Abbot, rf 4 I . i o o 

Coombs, 2b, p 5 4 2 7 o 

Cowing, c 5 I 7 I I 

Vail, p., 2b 3 o 2 7 I 

W. Teague, cf 5 2 i o o 

Keene, ib 4 2 9 o o 

Pugsley. ss 4 2 2 2 i 

J. Teague, If 4 i 3 o o 

Briggs, 2b 2 o o i i 



36 13 27 18 4 

BOWDOIN. 

AB BH PO A E 

White, ss 5 o o i 2 

Bly, 2b 5 I I 2 I 

Cox, rf 4 2 o o o 

Havey. ib 5 2 13 o i 

Nevers, cf 4 2 o 

Munro, c 5 i 7 2 i 

Clark, If 4 I I o i 

Hodgson, 3b 40200 

Oakes, p 3 o o 10 

Johnson* i o o 



40 



24 15 



*Batted for Oakes in the ninth inning. 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Colby I o I 6 I I — 10 

Bowdoin 2 o 2 o o o 2 — 6 

Runs made — by Abbott 2, Coombs, Vail, W. 
Teague, Keene 2, J. Teague 2, Briggs, Bly, Cox 2, 
Havey 2, Oakes. Two-base hits. Coombs 2, Pugs- 
ley, Cox, Havey, Nevers. Stolen bases — Keene, 
Pugsley, Clark, Hodgson, Oakes. Bases on balls — 
off Vail 2, off Coombs 2, off Oakes 5. Struck out — 
by Vail 2, by Coombs 5, by Oakes 5. Sacrifice hit — 
Cox. Douple plays — Pugsley to Vail to Keene ; 
Coombs to Vail to Keene : Bly to Havey ; Oakes to 
Munroe to Havey. Hit by pitched ball, Oakes. 
Passed ball, Cowing. Umpire — Murray. Time — 
2h. 2m. 



Delta Upsilon Game. 
On Fast Day the two upper classes of the Delta 
Upsilon Fraternity played the Freshman and Soph- 
omores on the Delta. The upper classmen won by 
a score of IS to 7. The game was interesting and 
"The Grand Old Man" added to his laurels behind 
the plate. During the game Gould, '04, on third 
base, received a deep gash over his right eye from 
the clamp of a man who was sliding for his base. 
The wound bled profusely and several stitches were 
required to close it. Later in the term the frater- 
nity will take dinner at New Meadows Inn at the 
expense of the losers. 



TENNIS SCHEDULE. 



Manager Lunt has announced the following 
schedule for this season : 

May 19 to 22 — Maine College Tournament at Bruns- 
wick. 
Week of May 25 — Longwood (Mass.) Tournament. 
Bowdoin College Tournament for 
College Championship. 
June 4. 5. 6 — Amherst vs. Bowdoin at Brunswick. 



SECOND TEAM'S BASE-BALL SCHEDULE. 

J\Iay 2— Kent's Hill at Kent's Hill. 

May 6 — Edward Little at Auburn. 

May 9 — Cony High at Brunswick. 

May 13 — Hebron at Hebron. 

May 23 — Kent's Hill at Brunswick. 

June 3 — Westbrook Seminary at Brunswick. 

June 6 — Farmington High School at Farmington. 

June 10 — Cony High at Augusta. 



TRACK. 

Manager Wildes has received the championship 
banner for the Bowdoin Invitation Meet which is 
held on Whittier Athletic Field on May 29. It is 
similar to the one which was awarded last year and 
is made of white silk and embroidered in yellow 
silk, as follows : "Championship, Bowdoin Invita- 
tion Meet, May 29, 1903." It is bordered with a yel- 
low silk fringe with wTiite silk tassels and is a 
remarkably handsome banner. 

Coach Lathrop is much encouraged in regard to 



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track prospects. Seventy-seven men are out at 
work against forty-three who were out last year. 
Much new and good material is being developed. 
The list of men in the pole vault, broad and high 
jumps is small, but the men who are out are show- 
ing improvement. The list of men in the different 
events is as follows: 

100- Yard Dash — Towne, Jenks, Weld, C. Hall, 
Cook, Everett, Kimball, Bodkin, Prince, R. Shaw, 
Johnson, Parcher, Trott, Henderson, Hill, Hunt, 
Laidley, Andrews, Bates. 

440- Yard Dash — Towne, Jenks, Weld, Gray, 
Cook, Prince, R. Shaw, Packard, Parcher, Trott, 
Henderson, Laidley, Andrews, Hill, Hunt. 

880- Yard Run— Ni«ter, Hall, R. Davis, Pea- 
body, Brett, Stone, Spollett, Chase, McRae, Soule, 
Thompson, Foster, Fox, Saunders, Rowe, Petten- 
gill, Webber, Holman. 

220-yard Dash — Blanchard, Bates, Gumbel, 
Jenks, Weld, Gray, Everett, Kimball, Parcher. 

i-Mile Run — Shorey. R. Davis, Shaw, Bradford, 
Harris, Purington, Wells, Schneider, Pierce, Preble, 
Sewall. 

2-Mile Run — Sawyer, Bisbee, Shorey, Brimi- 
john. Chase, Norton, Bradford, Marr, Soule, 
Wells, Schneider, Brett. 

120- Yard Hurdles — Webb, Munro," Williams, 
Childs, A. C. Shorey, Saunders, Clark, Libby. 

220- Yard Hurdles — Copeland, Rowe, Gumbel, 
Emery. Tobev, Elder, Hill, Peabody. 

Pole Vauft— Lowell, Flill. 

High Jump — Parker, Libby, Clark. 

Broad Jump — Johnson, Emery. 

Shot Put — Denning, Herms, Small, Finn, 
Hatch. 

Discus — Denning, Philoon, Small, Hatch. 

Hammer Throw — Denning, Finn, Small, Dun- 
lap, Herms, Hatch. 

Manager Wildes of the Track Team has secured 
the services of a professional rubber who will 
remain with the team until after the Worcester 
Meet. Because of the large number of men on the 
squad only a portion of them can be given the ben- 
efit of the rubbing down and the discrimination is 
left entirely with Coach Lathrop. The rubber 
commenced work Tuesday of this week. 



'95-— J- C. Rogers, Jr., and L. M. Spear are both 
study ng medicine at Harvard in the Class of 1904. 



ALUMN 



'81. — John W. Wilson, of Redlands, California, 
recently won for a second time the much-coveted 
championship cup of the Country Golf Club at that 
place. 

1900. — S. P. Harris is junior member of the new 
Harmon & Harris Company, dealers in agricultiiral 
supplies. Federal and Exchange streets, Portland. 

1900. — James P. Webber, who is at present head 
of the English department in Salem High School, 
has accepted a position as teacher on the ship, 
"Young America," which is being built under the 
direction of a syndicate of wealthy men who will 
use her as a floating school for the purpose of fitting 
young men for college. The "Young America" will 
sail in September, with 250 boys on board, for a 
nine months' trip to foreign lands. In all there will 
be twenty teachers engaged for the work. The 
pupils will come from some of the best families in 
the country. 

igoo. — F. U. Ward is a member of the firm of 
Ward, Plummer & Ward, dealers in lumbermen's 
supplies, Addison, Me. 



OBITUARY. 

'68.— Rev. Charles Galen Holyoke, A.M., died 
at Edgecomb, Maine, March 15, 1903. He was born 
in Yarmouth, Maine, in February, 1842. and gradu- 
ated from Bowdoin in 1868. He entered the mili- 
tary service in the Civil War and was commissioned 
second lieutenant in the 17th Maine Volunteers. 
Later he taught at Hackettstown, N. J., and at Perth 
Amboy, N. J., and was principal of the Union 
School, Pluntington, L. L Mr. Holyoke graduated 
from the Bangor Theological Seminary in 1875, and 
was for many years pastor of the Edgecomb Con- 
gregational Church. He is survived by a widow. 
Rev. Mr. Holyoke was a patriotic citizen, and a 
most loyal alumnus of Bowdoin. He missed few 
commencements since graduation. The files of the 
Orient's correspondence show that he kept in touch 
with college life, since he wrote eloquently to the 
paper more than once, and in particular, to urge the 
scheme of having a flag on the campus which we 
hope will eventually be carried out. 



SIR ^VAI^TKR RALBIGH'S 

Heart would have been made glad could he have enjoyed 
the exquisite bouctuet of the 

DON ROSA CIGAR 

Instead of the crudely cultivated and cured tobacco smoked in the 
pipe of the primitive Indian. 

THIS PEERLESS CIGAR IS sold by all Dealers who are fussy in the matter of QUALITY. 

SOLD BY Al_l_ DEALERS. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 7, 1903. 



No. 3. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PDBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE TEAR 
BT THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

William T. Rowe, 1904, Editor-iu-Chief. 
Harold J. Everett, 1904 Business Manager. 

William F. Finn, Jr., 1905, Assistant Editor-in-Cliief. 
Arthur L. McCobb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 
S. T. Dana, 1904. W. S. Gushing, 1905. 

John W. Frost, 1904. S. G. Halet, 1906. 

B. H. E. Burroughs, 1905. D. R. Porter, 1906. 

R. G. Webber, 1906. 



I'er annum, in advance. 
Per Copy, 



$2.00. 
10 Cents. 



Please address business communications to tlie 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. 



Remember the Second Nine, plays Cony 
High School on Whittier Field, Saturday. 
Cony is very strong this year, and a close and 
interesting game is assured. All who do not 
attend the game at Orono should give the 
team their vocal support and the management 
their financial support. The entrance fee to 
the second games is small enough so that every 
one can afford to go. This is the last game 
in Brunswick until the end of May. 



To all who were discouraged by the game 
with Colby, the result of the second Dart- 
mouth game comes as a ray of hope. Great 
improvement has been shown by the team, 
and while -the outlook at the start was not at 



all bright, a fair estimate of the team's ability 
can now be made and the prospect seems more 
encouraging. The team plays its next cham- 
pionship game with Maine Saturday at Orono, 
and ought to make a very good showing. 
Maine has been playing good ball so far, with 
a few exceptions, but we should have no great 
fear for the result of this game if the number 
of errors can be kept down. At any rate, we 
feel sure that our nine will play its best. 
Every man who possibly can should be at the 
game to cheer the team, and to do his share 
toward winning the game. 



The Orient wishes to enter a protest 
against the water which is furnished the stu- 
dents in the donnitories. The impurity of the 
water is too evident and well-recognized to 
make any extended comment necessary. The 
hot water is particularly bad and, indeed, is so 
dirty as to make one almost loath to wash in 
it. As for drinking the water, that is out of 
the question, and every one is practically 
forced to provide himself with Pine Spring 
water. Brunswick river water is noto- 
riously bad, but it does not seem as if this were 
sufiRcient excuse for the kind of water which 
is furnished. We sincerely hope that, if there 
is any way in which purer water may be sup- 
plied in the dormitories, steps may be taken 
immediately to remedy the present state of 
thincrs. 



The Orient desires to call the especial 
attention of the students to the timely com- 
munication from Mr. Kenneth Sills, 'oi, which 
appears in another part of this issue. Bow- 
doin has never been properly represented in 
the nev/spapers, particularly those outside of 
the State, and it is high time that something 



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be done to remedy this state of affairs. While 
the Press Club sees to it that Bowdoin is not 
completely forgotten, its work is- not carried on 
so vigorously as is possible, and there is plenty 
of chance for improvement. This is not a 
matter for the alumni or friends of the college, 
but for the undergraduates themselves. It is 
up to us to show the Boston alumni that we 
appreciate their interest in the college, and that 
we are ready and willing to serve and support 
our Alma Mater in every possible way. We 
sincerely hope that Mr. Sills' communication 
will bear fruit in the most practical way. 



NOTICES. 

The Hawthorne Prize of Forty Dollars, 
given by Mrs. George C. Riggs (Kate Doug- 
las Wiggin), is to be awarded annually to the 
author of the best short story. The competi- 
tion is open to members of the Junior and 
Senior classes. The stories offered in this 
competition must be not less than fifteen hun- 
dred words in length and must be left at 
Room 3, Memorial Hall, not later than 
June I St. W. B. Mitchell. 

Excuses of the Seniors for absences must 
be handed in within a week after the absence* 
or within a week after a man returns to col- 
lege. A. L. P. Dennis. 

Men who wish to enter the college tennis 
tournament in singles or doubles will give 
their names to Manager Lunt before May 9. 

Seniors are requested by Mr. Webber to 
attend to their sittings for class pictures as 
soon as possible. 

All commencement parts from Seniors 
appointed on the provisional list will be due 
Friday, May 15. 

Themes entered for the Pray Prize in 
English Composition will be due June i. 

The Junior assessment for the Bugle is due 
at once. 

Mr. H. O. Swain, haberdasher, will be at 
I Winthrop Flail next Monday or Tuesday. 



'68 PRIZE SPEAKING TO-NIGHT. 

The annual '68 Prize Speaking contest will 
take place this evening in Memorial Hall at 8 
o'clock. The speakers and their subjects are 
as follows : Farnsworth Gross Marshall, "The 
United States as a Sea Power ;" Scott Clement 
Ward Simpson, "Stevenson's Mfessage;" 
Clement Franklin Robinson, "Mr. Reed and 
the Speakership;" Selden Osgood Martin, 
"Our Commonwealth Legislatures ;" Leon 
Valentine Walker, "The Legend of Retsius ;" 
and George Hinckley Stover, "War and 
Social Decay." 



"THE COLLEGE WORLD." 

A company, composed largely of college 
graduates, was formed recently to publish a 
weekly illustrated magazine entitled The Col- 
lege World. In its general appearance it will 
be similar to Collier's or Harper's, but its field 
will be confined entirely to the world of col- 
lege students and graduates. It will appear 
every week in the year and will contain an 
interesting series of contributions on the posi- 
tion of the American college in the nation's 
history, and a department dealing with the 
college and the modern college man in finan- 
cial and political movements of ihe world's 
progress. An illustrated review of the ath- 
letic work of all our prominent universities 
and colleges will be maintained. Additional 
features will be a general Greek letter frater- 
nity department, and a foreign department ■ 
consisting of regular contributions from 
Oxford, Cambridge, McGill, and other uni- 
versities. 



BOWDOIN CLUB DINNER. 

The Bowdoin Club of Boston held its last 
meeting of the season recently at the Univer- 
sity Club. The Hon. Thomas J. Emery, '68, 
lately elected a professor in the Brown Uni- 
versity law school, presided. After dinner, 
informal speeches were made by ex-Senator 
W. W. Towle, '74 ; C. A. Page, principal of 
the Methuen High School; W. E. Hatcli, 
superintendent of schools of New Bedford, 
and others. 

Among the matters discussed were the 
retention of the four years' course by such col- 
leges as Bowdoin, and the importance of the 



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small college in the educational system of the 
country. The next meeting will be held in 
September. 



PSI UPSILON RECEPTION. 

- The Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon held its 
fourteenth annual reception in Memorial Hall 
last Friday evening, May first. In the after- 
noon there was a tea in the Chapter House, at 
which Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Leighton, and' 
Mrs. Hoyt received. The guests also enjoyed 
dinner at the Chapter House. In the evening 
the usual reception and dance took place in 
Memorial Hall. Mr. Wilson's orchestra 
from Portland furnished the music, and the 
hall was very prettily decorated with the fra- 
ternity colors, garnet and gold. The ladies of 
the Faculty who received at this reception 
were Mrs. Houghton, Mrs. Little, Mrs. 
Moody, Mrs. Dyer, and Mrs. Robinson. 

Delegates from all the other Bowdoin fra- 
ternities were present as follows : From Alpha 
Delta Phi, A. P. Holt, '03 ; from Delta Kappa 
Epsilon, C. W; Smith, '03 ; from Zeta Psi, P. 
O. Coffin, '03 ; from Theta Delta Chi, F. J. 
Welch, '03 ; from Delta Upsilon, B. C. Emery, 
'03 ; from Kappa Sigma, W. T. Rowe, '04 ; 
from Beta Theta Pi, J. A. Harlow, '03. The 
committee from the Chapter in charge of the 
afifair was composed of Philip G. Clifford, '03, 
Herbert H. Oakes, '04, Henry Lewis, '05, and 
James W. Sewall, Jr., '06. 



COMMUNICATION. 

To the Editor of the Orient: 

Dear Sir — At the May meeting of the 
Bowdoin Club of Boston, there was some dis- 
cussion about the inadequate representation of 
the college in the public press of Boston. 
While a few papers print scattered notes from 
time to time, there does not seem to be any 
systematic correspondence from Bowdoin, 
while some papers, notably the Transcript, 
have frequent letters from Tufts, Amherst, 
Williams and Dartmouth. The good results 
from such notices are self-evident. Bowdoin 
does not, of course, want gratuitous advertis- 
ing nor sensational head-lines ; but the college 
ought not to ignore the facts that the news- 
paper is the educator of the public, and that 
the quiet chronicling of what the college does 



is of service to the public, to the alumni 
and to the college. With these ideas in mind, 
the president of the Bowdoin Club last night 
appointed a committee, consisting of Mr. 
George M. Whitaker, Mr. Louis C. Hatch, 
and the writer, to communicate with the col- 
lege and with the newspaper offices in order 
that there may be better and more regular 
Bowdoin correspondence. The committee, 
one member of which is an old newspaper 
man, is ready to do what it can; and it has 
reascfii to feel assured that the Boston papers 
will gladly print Bowdoin news that is care- 
fully and well written up. 

Obviously, however, news that the alumni 
could write would be very stale or very mud- 
dled ; and action rests with the undergradu- 
ates. Undoubtedly some papers, particularly 
those in Maine, have faithful correspondents. 
The New York Evening Post is always glad 
to receive Bowdoin news. Perhaps the Press 
Club, which at one time, thanks to Professor 
MacDonald, did excellent service, is still in 
existence. But the fact remains that there is 
chance for more regular and vigorous corre- 
spondence -in the Boston papers. There is 
need of two or three of you who will be ready 
to make some slight sacrifice of time and 
bother for the sake of the college. Such cor- 
respondence means little or no money and no 
glory at all. But after all, the trouble of writ- 
ing a few paragraphs a fortnight is not great ; 
and there is the sufficient reward of serving 
the college well. 

Thanking j^ou, Mr. Editor, in behalf of the 
Bowdoin Club for allowing me to call this 
matter to the attention of the college, I am, 

Yours very sincerely, 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, '01. 



THE APRIL QUILL. 

In the April Quill everything but the 
poetry is contributed by undergraduates. It 
would be. a good thing if verse-writing were 
more practiced in college than it is, and if 
more specimens of undergraduate verse 
found their way into the Quill. It is not that 
we wish for fewer poetical contributions from 
graduates, whose interest in the bright little 
magazine is very grateful to all of us, but that 
we would like to have more from undergrad- 
uates. The college interests and associations. 



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so often treated in graphic little prose 
sketches, are almost untouched in verse, and 
we wish that some of the writers for the Quill 
would try to supply this deficiency. 

Beside the editorial contributions to the 
current Quill, there are three brief stories, and 
three pen-pictures. "An Abbreviated Ses- 
sion" begins well, but one feels that the prom- 
ise of the beginning is hardly fulfilled. The 
torn shirt is a rather trifling and inadequate 
climax to a story so well started. "The 
Drugged Communion" is a vivid, gruesome 
sketch that, except for its greater length, 
belongs among the pen-pictures. "The Man 
Who Failed" is a lively narrative of a foot- 
ball episode, in which the weak part, we 
should say, is the accident that caused the fail- 
ure, and the strong part is the sympathetic 
moral that is drawn from it. 

The Pen-Pictures are entertaining, and 
illustrate very well the elasticity of the title 
under which they appear. 

The record of the Gander Club's seance is, 
as usual, clever and abrupt. The ganders hiss 
their comments on college conditions and 
events in an interesting way, and the Book- 
worm among them belies the proverbial silli- 
ness of Goosedom by an apt parable which 
illustrates well the profound truth that a man 
generally finds what he is looking for. 

The musings and clippings of the Post- 
man are both good, and he gives us, no doubt, 
the cream, at least the poetical part of it, of the 
Quill's exchanges. 



THE SEMESTER SYSTEM. 

Bowdoin is now almost the only New 
England college to retain the three term sys- 
tem. Elsewhere this system has been super- 
seded by the two term, or semester, system. 
and it is probable that in time the change will 
come to Bowdoin also. Both systems have 
their advantages and disadvantages, and as yet 
the advantages of the semester system, or per- 
haps the disadvantages of the three term sys- 
tem, have not been strong enough to bring 
about a change here. One of the strongest 
points in favor of the adoption of the semes- 
ter system here is the fact that it has been 
adopted in almost every other New England 
college with eminently satisfactory results, 
although at Williams, which c|uite recently 
changed to this system, it does not seem to 



have proved wholly successful. It is thought 
that the three separate weeks now devoted to 
examinations, one at the end of each term, 
might be condensed to two periods, occupying 
in all the same length of time, with consider- 
able profit and saving of labor, both to stu- 
dents and instructors. At present, also, the 
spring term is noticeably shorter and easier 
than either the fall or winter terms, and it does 
not seem quite fair that one should rank the 
courses of that term as equal to those of the 
two harder terms. The semester system, it 
is believed, will obviate this unfairness and 
make the work in the two terms more nearly 
alike. The system of courses which we now 
have here is well fitted for the three term sys- 
tem, and as long as the course system con- 
tinues a change would hardly seem advisable. 
It is probable, however, that this course sys- 
tem will sooner or later give way to the point 
system, by which a student is not required to 
take so many courses in order to graduate, but 
to make so many points. When that time 
comes, the introduction of the semester system 
will be almost inevitable, as the pomt system 
could hardly be carried on under the present 
three term arrangement. The three term 
system is so familiar to us all that we hardly 
realize how alone we are in the use of it. 
The semester system, however, is in accord- 
ance with modern educational tendencies and 
is boimd to come in time. 



CAMPUS CHflT. 

Small, '04, has returned to college. 

Powers, '06, is out sick with the mumps. 

Leighton, '01, was on the campus visiting last 
week. 

The jury held its regular meeting last Monday 
night — nothing doing. 

Campbell, 'oS, who has been ill with the 
measles, has recovered. 

President Hyde preached at the Eliott Church, 
Newton, Mass., last Sunday. 

Brunswick has organized a Salvation Army 
Corps during the past week. 

The spring foot-ball practice commenced last 
Monday with light work. 

President Fellows of the University of Maine 
visited the college last Monday. 

A number of the students witnessed the per- 
formance of "San Toy" at the Jefiferson in Portland, 
Saturday last. 



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Rev. Mr. Jump of the "Church on the Hill," 
-will address the Y. M. C. A. this evening, and an 
interesting talk is promised. 

The theses of about two hundred candidates for 
tile -degree, of Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, 
have been filed at the Library. 

A nine composed of the "Medics" defeated a 
picked nine from Pejepscot in a rather loosely 
played game last Saturday on the Delta. 

We sympathize heartily with Bates in her loss of 
such a good man as Kendall, who had his leg broken 
in two places at the ball game with U. of M. last 
Saturday. 

Professor H.utchins gave an illustrated lecture to 
his class in astronomy last Friday. The subject 
taken up was "Observatories," and some of the best 
and most recent pictures of the year were shown. 

Watkins of Colby, who has been sick with 
typhoid fever since the close of last fall's foot-ball 
season, has returned to college to take part in the 
coming Intercollegiate Meet. Watkins has a record 
of SI sec. in the quarter mile. 

"Stung" for "stuck" is new slang at Yale. A 
Yale man is no longer "stuck" for a dinner, a seat 
at the play, a railroad ticket ; he is "stung" for it. 
He is "stung" by the professor for his recitation 
and the bursar for his term bill ; he is "stung" for a, 
loan from his classmates, and so on. We wonder 
how much the Maine men will be "stung" for on the 
occasion of the base-ball game, Saturday. 

Professor Granville R. Lee of the Portland Ath- 
letic Club and A. S. MacCreadie, superintendent of 
the Cape division of the Portland Railroad Com- 
pany, have been invited to act respectively as ref- 
eree and starter at the inter-scholastic athletic meet 
to be held in Brunswick, May 29. They have acted 
in this capacity on previous occasions and will serve 
again this year. 

The following is an extract from a criticism in 
the April number of "Bibliotheca Sacre" on a book 
of Present-Day Problems entitled. "New Wine 
Skins," containing lectures delivered before the 
Maine Ministers' Institute at Cobb Divinity School, 
in September. 1900: "The fourth, upon 'Science and 
Religion,' is by F. C. Robinson, Professor of Chem- 
istry in Bowdoin 'College, and contains one of the. 
best criticisms of the prevailing materialism found 
anywhere in the English language." The lecture in 
question is then summed up by the critic at some 
length and with approval. 

The opera, "Ponce de Leon," which was given 
by the young people's society of the Universalist 
Church last Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in the 
Town Hall, was a grand success. The opera was 
replete with dances, marches and spectacular scenes, 
among the best of which were the graceful Spanish 
dance celebrating the conquest of Porto Rico, the 
grand cavalcade of Ponce de Leon and his cavaliers 
in the first act. the sacrificial dance of the Aztec 
maidens about the altar, and the dramatic ending. 
Ponce de Leon's dying vision of the fountain of 
youth. Archibald, '04, Shaw, '03, and Ryan, '05, 
took prominent parts in the opera. The Town Hall 
was crowded at both performances, and nearly all 
the students were in attendance. 



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CALENDAR. 

7 — Class of 1868 Prize Speaking at Memorial 

Hall. 
9 — Bowdoin vs. U. of M. at Orono. 
2d vs. Cony High at Brunswick. 
12 — Devil's Auction at the Columbia Theatre, 

Bath. 
13 — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 

2d vs. Hebron at Hebron. 
IS — "Prince Karl" at the Columbia Theatre. 
16 — Maine Intercollegiate Meet at Brunswick. 

Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 
19-22 — Maine Intercollegiate Tennis Tourna- 
ment at Brunswick. 
20 — Bowdoin vs. Harvard at Cambridge. 
22-23 — New England Intercollegiate Meet at 

Worcester. 
23 — Bowdoin vs. Amherst at Amherst. 
2d vs. Kent's Hill at Brunswick. 
25 — Longwood (Mass.) Tennis Tournament. 
Tournament for college championship of 

Bowdoin. 
Week of "Ethel Duffy" Company at the 
Columbia. 
27 — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Brunswick. 
29 — Interscholastic Meet at Brunswick. 
30 — Memorial Day, holiday. 

Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewistoii. 
3 — Bowdoin vs. Maine at Bangor. 

2d vs. Westbrook Seminary at Brunswick. 
4, 5, 6 — Dual Tennis Meet.. Bowdoin vs. 

Amherst at Brunswick. 
10 — 2d vs. Cony High at Augusta. 
12 — Ivy Day. 

Bowdoin vs. Bates at Brunswick. 
1S-19 — Examinations. 
21-27 — Commencement Week. 



FRESHMAN THEMES. 



The second set of themes for Freshmen will be 
due May 15. The subjects: 

1. "The Strongest Democratic Candidate in the 
Next Presidential Election. 

2. Does the Alleged Sale of^ Liquor Under a 
Prohibition Law Produce More EvU Than the 
Licensed Traffic? 

3. Is Foot-Ball Physically Injurious? 

4. Ought the Study of Latin Be Elective in 
Freshman Year? 

5. Is Stephen Phillips' "Herod" True, to the 
Herod of History? 

6. Was Shakespeare's Brutus Justified in His 
Action Toward Caesar? 



NEW BOOKS FOR LIBRARY.- 

New books added to the library for the past two 
weeks are: "Atunicipal Engineering and Sanitatii". 
by M. N. Baker ; "Women and Economics," by C. 
P. Stetson ; "Government or Human Evolution," by 
Edinund Kelley ; New International Encyclojjaedia ; 
"Life and Times of Nicols Machiavelli," by Pas- 
quale Villan ; "History of Florence," by Nicols 
Machiavelli; "Thoreau, the Poet. Naturalist,". W,. E. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Channing; "Vital Records of Leicester, Mass.;" 
"Mediaeval India," by S. Lane Poole; "Political 
Parties in the United States," J. A. Woodburn ; 
"The Senator's Son," by M. V. Fuller. 



Y. M. C. A, 



The meeting last Thursday showed ar 
increase in attendance over previous meetings, but it 
is far from what it should be. The meeting was 
successful and interesting. Qreene, '05, led, and 
the subject of the evening was "Cheerfulness." This 
Thursday evening. Rev. Mr. Jump will have -charge 
of the meeting and a special effort will be made to 
have a meeting deserving of a large attendance. 



ATHLETICS. 



Second Team s, Kent's Hili. 9. 
Kent's Hill defeated the Bowdoin Second Base- 
Ball Team by a score of 9 to 5, on Saturday last at 
Kent's Hill. The game was interesting but at times 
rather loosely played by both teams. Johnson 
pitched a good game but the batting order of the 
home team was weak and men struck out when the 
bases were full and scores were needlessly lost. 
Errors were also made at critical times. Kent's Hill 
was lucky in securing opportune hits securing 16 
for a total of 9 runs. Bowdoin secured five hits 
for a total of 5. 

Kent's Hill. 

ab r bh pc a e 

Messenger, 3b 43201 i 

E. Campbell, ss 5 o 2 2 i i 

Manter, 2b 5 i 3 i 2 I 

R. Heald, c 5 -2 2 8 2 o 

Green, ib 4 o o 13 o i 

A. Heald, p 4 i 4 i 3 o 

A. Campbell, r.f 4 o i 2 o i 

Quincy, c.f 41 1000 

Smith, l.f 4 I I o o o 



Totals 39 



16 27 



Bowdoin Second: 



Martin, 2b 4 

W. Gould, 3b 5 

Johnson, p 5 

Day, c.f 5 

D. Gould, r.f 4 

Philoon, l.f 4 

Marshall, c 3 

Tucker, ib 4 

Putnam, ss 3 



Totals 37 5 S 24 6 6 

Two-base hits — A. Heald, Day. Sacrifice hit — 
Martin. Bases on balls — By Heald, 2 ; by Johnson, 
I. Hit by pitched ball — Putnam. Umpire — Pea- 
cock. Time — 2 hours. 



Bowdoin 9, Dartmouth 10. 

On Tuesday, April 28, Bowdoin lost to Dart- 
mouth at Hanover, by the score 10 — 9. The game 
was a long, featureless contest, marked by a com- 
edy of errors on both sides. The team showed 
marked improvement in batting, but still lacks team 
work and ability to seize opportunities, having a 
tendency to go to pieces at times, but Tuesday's 
game shows it has good ability, and with more prac- 
tice ought to make a strong team. 

Cox pitched a strong game, and although he gave 
seven bases on balls, succeeded in striking out 
fifteen men. He was well supported by Munro. 
Havey at first played a strong game. Cox, Havey, 
Munro and Blanchard led the batting, each making 
two hits. Hobbs, McCabe and Sliaw filled their 
positions well, while Witham, Hobbs and McCabe 
were especially strong at bat, each making two hits. 

The game was started at 4.10 with Bowdoin at 
bat. White drew a base on balls and was followed 
by Bly, who went out on Glaze's assist. Cox sin- 
gled, advancing White to third. Havey singl«l, 
scoring White and Cox. Johnson hit to Glaze who 
threw to Hobbs, putting out Havey. Munro sin- 
gled, scoring Johnson. Clarke reached first on 
Hatch's error and was followed by Hodgson, who 
flied out to Ready. Dartmouth failed to score in h^r 
half. 

Blanchard was hit by pitched ball. White drew 
a base on balls and was put out at second by Bly's 
grounder to Hatch. Blanchard trying to steal third 
was put out by Hobbs. Cox singled, scoring Bly. 
Havey reached first on an infield ball and Johnson 
received a free pass to first. Munro singled, scoring 
Havey, and was put out by Hatch. Score, 6 — 0. 

For Dartmouth Glaze singled. Hatch got his 
base on balls and was followed by Drew who struck 
out. McCabe received a free pass to first but was 
immediately put out by Havey. Witham singled, 
scoring Glaze and Hatch. Davis went out on Cox's 
assist. Neither side scored further uijtil that fatal 
sixth inning. 

Glaze reached first on an error by White. Hatch 
and Dunn struck out. McCabe waited for a base 
on balls. Witham singled, scoring Glaze. Davis 
sent the first ball pitched through Bly out into right 
field, scoring McCabe and Witham. Keady went 
out at first, score 6 — 5. Bowdoin did not score in 
her half. Dartmouth scored one run in the eighth 
on a hit by Hobbs and an error by Hodgson. 

In the eighth. Drew, the first man up for Dart- 
mouth, singled. McCabe singled and was followed 
by Witham who struck out. Davis singled, scoring 
Drew and McCalje. Keady struck out and Hobbs 
was put out by Bly. Score — 6 — 9. 

At this point of the game every one in the grand 
stand stood up to go out as Bowdoin came to the bat. 

White went out on Glaze's assist. Bly drew a 
pass to first. Cox flied out to Shaw. Havey sent 
the sphere way out into center field for the longest 
hit of the game, scoring Cox and reaching third 
himself. Johnson singlecl, scoring Havey. Munro 
singled, scoring Johnson. Clarke went out on 
Hatch's assist, score 9 — 9. Cox struck out Shaw. 
Glaze and Hatch in quick succession. At this 
juncture all the spectators were excited and nervous, 
for they thought this would be a repetition of last 
year's game — but not so. Bowdoin did not score in • 



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her half, although she had two men on bases with 
none out. McCabe drew a pass to first and was fol- 
lowed by Witham, who went out on Hodgson's 
assist. Davis singled, scoring McCabe. 
Summary : 

Dartmouth. 

ab bh po a e 

Witham, c.f 4 2, i o i 

Davis, If 31000 

Keady, r.f S 2 3 2 

Hobbs, 3b 5 2 3 2 o 

Shaw, lb 4 o 12 o o 

Glaze, p 5 i i S i 

Hatch, 2b 3 o i 2 2 

Drew, ss 5 i o 2 

McCabe, c 2 2 10 i I 

36 9 30 II 5 

BOWDOIN. 

AB BH PO A E 

White, ss 3 o o 3 i 

Bly, 2b 5 o 3 I I 

Cox, p 5 2 o 2 o 

Havey, ib 4 2 8 3 o 

Johnson, c.f 4 i o o 

Munro, c 5 2 14 5 o 

Clarke, l.f 51x10 

Hodgson, 3b S I I 2 2 

Blanchard, r.f. 4 2 i o 

42 n *28 17 4 

Innings i 23456789 10 

Dartmouth 0200031 30 i — 10 

Bowdoin 3300000030 9 

Runs — Witham, Davis, Hobbs, Glaze 2. Hatch, 
Drew, JMcCabe 3, White, Bly 2, Cox 2, Havey 2, 
Johnson 2. Two-base hit — McCabe. Three-base 
hit — Havey. First base on balls — by Glaze 5, by 
Cox 7. Struck out — by Glaze 10, by Cox 15. Hit 
by pitched ball — Witham, Davis, Shaw, Blanchard. 
Time — 2 h. 30 m. Umpire — Haggarty. 

Bowdoin 4, Dartmouth 5. 

Bowdoin crossed bats with Dartmouth for the 
second game Wednesday afternoon. This second 
game was much more cleanly played than the first,, 
and up to the last of the ninth the game was any- 
body's. A high wind blowing across the diamond 
prevented accurate judgment of flies. Throughout 
the entire game the team played fast, snappy ball 
and showed an unusual steadiness at critical 
moments. 

The most prominent feature of the" game was 
the pitching of Oakes. He pitched a good, steady 
game, weakening but once and then only for a short 
time. At critical moments he showed that he had 
complete control of the ball and puzzled the Dart- 
mouth batters by his curves so that they were unable 
to hit safely. 

Both teams went out in order in the first inning. 

In the second, Hayey struck out. Munro reached 
first on an error by Davis. Clarke went out on 
Hobbs' assist. Hodgson drew a pass to first. Blanch- 
ard knocked out a two bagger, but was put out in 
trying to reach third. Munro and Hodgson scored 



before the put out was made. No further scoring 
was done on either side until the fourth inning. 
Keady knocked out a two bagger and reached third 
on Hodgson's error. Hobbs singled to left field and 
Clarke threw five feet over Blanchard's head, scor- 
ing Keady and Hobbs. Shaw singled. Scales drew 
a base on balls and was followed by Hatch who 
went out on Hodgson's assist. Reeves struck out and 
M.cCabe was hit by a pitched ball. Witham got to 
first on an error by Hodgson and Shaw scored. 
Davis went out on Hodgson's assist. Score 2 to 3. 

In the seventh, Hodgson, the first man, went out 
on Keady's assist. Blanchard reached first on 
Scales' error. Oakes went out from Hatch to Shaw. 
White drew a pass to first and Bly followed with a 
two bagger, scoring Blanchard. White declared out 
for not touching third base. Score 3 to 3. 

In the eighth Keady made a beautiful three bag- 
ger and scored on Shaw's single. Score 3 to 4. 

Johnson, who batted for Hodgson in the ninth, 
singled and scored on Munro's single. Score 4 to 4. 

Reeves went out at first base. McCabe singled 
and was put out by Bly at second by three feet, but 
the umpire, who had been a little ofi^ color during 
the entire game, declared him safe. Witham 
reached first on an error by Munro, who was playing 
third, and McCabe scoring the winning nine. 

Summary : 

Dartmouth. 

ae bh PO a e 

Witham, c.f 5 i 2 o 

Davis, l.f 40201 

Keady, p 4 2 i 3 o 

Hobbs, 3b 4 2 I 2 o 

Shaw, lb 4 2 12 I o 

Scales, r.f 3 i I o i 

Hatch, 2b 4 o 2 3 o 

Reeves, ss 4 o o 3 o 

McCabe, c 4 3 3 o 

Totals 36 II *24 12 2 ' 

Bowdoin. 

AB eh po a e 

White, ss 4 o I 2 o 

Bly, 2b 5 I 3 2 o 

Cox, r.f 42000 

Havey, ib 3 i 14 i o 

Munro, c.f., 3b 4 i o i 

Clarke, l.f 4 o i i 

Hodgson, 3b 2 o 2 4 2 

Blanchard, c 4 2 5 i o 

Oakes, p 4 i o 3 o 

Johnson, c.f i i o o ■ o 

Totals 35 8 27 13 4 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Dartmouth o o o 3 o o i i — 5 

Bowdoin o 2 o o o o i o i — 4 

Runs — Keady 2, Hobbs, Shaw, McCabe,, Munro, 
Hodgson, Blanchard, Johnson. Two-base hit — 
Keady. Bly, Blanchard. Three-base hit — Keadv. 
First base on balls — by Keady 3, by Oakes. Struck 
out — by Keady 3, by Oakes 5. Passed balls — 
Blanchard. Wild pitch — Keady. Hit by pitched 
ball — Witham, McCabe. Timie — 2 h. Umpire — 
Haggarty. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Coach O'Connor has returned from Kent's Hill, 
where he has been for the past month, coaching the 
base-ball team, and has resumed work with the 
foot-ball squad. A score of men is reporting daily 
for practice on the Delta. Working the halves and 
backs and a liberal amount of punting has consti- 
tuted the practice thus far. 



FOOT-BALL SCHEDULE. 

Manager Oaks wishes to announce the following 
foot-ball schedule for the season of 1903 : 
September 26 — Fort Preble at Brunswick. 
September 30 — Harvard at Cambridge. 
October 3 — New Hampshire at Brunswick. 
October 7 — Amherst at Amherst. 
October 10 — Exeter at Brunswick. 
October 17 (Fort Preble) at Brunswick. 
October 24 — Boston College at Brunswick. 
October 31 — University of Maine at Brunswick. 
November 7 — Colby at Waterville. 
November 14 — Bates at Lewiston. 



TRACK. 

The Maine meet is little more than a week dis- 
tant and Coach Lathrop is doing all in his power 
to turn out a winning team. Seventy-eight men 
have been out daily for practice and they have shown 
the proper spirit and perseverance from the start. 
With almost no exceptions the men are in good 
condition and all show encouraging improvement. 
The outlook for the meet is encouraging and a 
strong, well-balanced team seems at present assured. 
The pole-vault is our one confessedly weak point. 
With a week. of favorable weather the team will be 
in much better condition than now, and in all events 
Bowdoin will be represented in the meet by a team 
of which she will not be ashamed. The entries 
close this week. Each college is allowed six entries 
in each event and from these four from each col- 
lege will start. Captain Nutter and Coach Lathrop 
picked the entries for the team, Wednesday. The 
list is as follows : 

100- Yard Dash— E. C. Bates, C. F. Jenks, L. D. 
H. Weld, G. Parcher, W. C. Towne, H. J. Everett. 

220-Yard Dash— E. C. Bates, L. D. H. Weld, 
H. J. Everett, W. C. Towne, S. B. Gray, G. E. 
Kimball. 

440- Yard Dash— S. B. Gray, W. C. Towne, R. G. 
Webber, H. J. Everett G. E. Kimball, L W, Nutter. 



88o-¥ard Run— L W. Nutter, H. E. Thompson, 
R. Davis, R. G. Webber, Grant Pierce, M. A. 
McRae. 

Mile Run— Grant Pierce, J. W. Sewall, R. G. 
Webber, A. T. Shorey, A. C. Shorey, J. H. Brett. 

2-Mile Run— R. C. Bisbee, A. L. Sawyer, W. J. 
Norton, R. E. Shaw, C. C. Holman, E. J. Bradbury. 

120- Yard Hurdles— W. B. Webb, George Libby, 
H. G. Tobey, P. M. Clark, H. A. Peabody, E. A. 
Dunlap. 

220- Yard Hurdles— W. T. Rowe, R, E. Hall, H, 
G. Tobey, J. Gumbel, G. W. Hill, Geo. Libby. 

High Jump— P. M. Clark, Geo. Libby, L. V. 
Parker. 

Broad Jump— W. T. Rowe, A. H. Bodkin, H. L. 
Stimpson, C. C. Shaw, E. A. Dunlap, P. M. Clark. 

Discus— A. C. Denning, H. L. Small, W. C. Phi- 
loon, A. P. Havey, J. G. Finn, E. A. Dunlap. 

Pole Vault— C. E. Lowell, D. C. Munro. 

Hammer — A. C. Denning, H. L. Small, E. A. 
Dunlap, J. G. Finn, Emil Hermes, G. N. Hatch. 

Shot— A. C. Denning, H. L. Small, J. G. Finn, 
Emil Hermes, G. N. Hatch. 



OBITUARY. 

'53. — Hon. Thaddeus R. Simonton, A.M., a prom- 
inent citizen and life-long resident of Camden, died 
at his home in that town April .-^o, at the age of 74 
years. He was graduated from Bowdoin in the class 
with Chief Justice Fuller of the United States 
Supreme Court. After graduation Mr. Simonton 
studied law at Belfast, was admitted to the bar and 
formed a partnership with Hon. E. K. Smart of 
Camden. In i860 he was appointed county attorney 
of Knox County, and in 1861 was deputy collector of 
customs of the port. He was elected State Senator 
for one term, 1885-6, and served as a presidential 
elector when Harrison was elected. In 1898 he was 
appointed clerk of courts and served till 1901. 

For many years he was editor and publisher of 
the Camden Herald, and did much for his town and 
in the cause of temperance through this influence. 
He was a prominent temperance lecturer and at one 
time was Worthy Chief Templar of the Lodge of 
Templars of Maine. 

Mr. Simonton is survived by a widow; one son, 
Joseph, of Boston, a daughter, Miss Annie, of Cam- 
den, and two brothers, F. J. and T. E. Simonton of 
Rockland. 



SIR >VAI^TER R^I^BIGH'S 

Heart would have been made glad could he have enjoyed 
the exquisite bouquet of the 

DON ROSA CIGAR 

Instead of the crudely cultivated and cured tobacco smoked in the 
pipe of the primitive Indian. 

THIS PEERLESS CIGAR IS sold by all Dealers who are fussy in the matter of QUALITY. 



SOLD BV A,l_l_ DEALERS. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Voh. XXXIII. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 14, 1903. 



No. 4. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PITBLISHRD EVERY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STDDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

William T. Rowe, 1904, Editor-iu-Chief. 

Harold J. Everett, 1904, .... Business Manager. 

William F. Finn, Jr., 1905, Assistant Editor-in-Cliief. 
Arthur L. McCobb, 1903, Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 

S. T. Dana, 1904. W. S. Gushing, 1905. 

John W. Frost, 1904. S. G. Haley, 1906. 

B. H. R. Burroughs, 1905. D. R. Porter, 1906. 

R G. Webber, 1900. 



T E RIW S : 

advance, . 



$2.00. 
10 Cents. 



Please address business couir 
Manager, aud all other coiUributio 



mications to the Business 
i to the Editor-in-Chiet. 



Entered »t the Post -Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 
Printed at the Journal Office, Lewisto.n. 

Three weeks have passed since the Orient 
published the communication from Professor 
Dennis in regard to debating and still no 
action has been taken by the undergraduate 
body. Now is the time to decide the matter 
once and for all. If we are to continue inter- 
collegiate debating we must show a more 
enthusiastic interest than has been shown in 
the past. It is to be regretted that the Bow- 
doin Debating Club, an organization which at 
its foundation gave every hope of being com- 
pletely successful, has proved such a failure. 
Founded scarcely two years ago by a large and 
apparently enthusiastic number of the stu- 
dents, the club seemed destined to enjoy a 
long and prosperous career. Gradually a 



decrease in the attendance at meetings and a 
lack of interest became manifest until finally 
the club has shared the fate of the George 
Evans Debating Society. Two attempts at 
supporting debating clubs have , failed and 
doubtless a third attempt would be equally 
unsuccessful. 

The Orient would suggest to the students 
that a petition be made for a full three-term 
course in debating, making it a regular 
elective open to Seniors and Juniors and if 
possible to Sophomores. The one-term course 
in debating which was tried as an experiment 
last fall term was very successful considering 
the many disadvantages under which it was 
given. The proposed course given under a 
regular instructor would do away with all of 
these inconveniences and aid materially in 
producing a debating team which would bring 
honor to the college. If this scheme is favor- 
able to the majority of the students, let us 
make known our wishes, that the governing 
boards may take some definite action when 
they meet at Commencement, and that we may 
have debating established as a regular course 
next fall term. In addition to this, a series of 
inter-class debates might be arranged with 
prizes for the successful contestants. A loyai 
alumnus has given us seventy-five dollars to 
infuse new spirit in our interest in debating. 
How shall we dispose of it? The members 
of the Amherst debating team were presented 
with gold fobs suitably inscribed, for their 
success in their debate with our team. Why 
not reward our best debaters in some such 
way? The whole matter now stands open to 
the undergraduates. Shall we petition for s 
regular course in debating and continue inter- 
collegiate contests or shall we continue in our 
present lethargic state and allow the matter to 
drop? 



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Once more the Orient takes the hberty 
of presenting to all those interested in the 
college, the matter of the empty panels in our 
chapel. At present there are four unpainted 
panels, three on the south side and two half- 
panels on the east end. Certainly it is a great 
blemish in the appearance of the interior of 
the chapel that these panels are still incom- 
plete. The eight painted panels have been 
filled by the different friends of the college and 
by the Class of '66. It would be a graceful 
act if the present Senior Class would take 
some steps in that direction. The class might 
appropriate money to form a fund which 
would be the nucleus to be increased by the 
succeeding classes. In a short time, an amount 
would be realized sufficient to pay the expense 
of securing the services of a first-class artist. 
Certainly the matter is one worthy of consid- 
eration, and nineteen three has a splendid 
opportunity to show its loyalty to the college. 



We congratulate the base-ball team upon 
their splendid victory at Orono last Saturday. 
It is especially gratifying, after a series of 
defeats and especially after our comparatively 
recent defeat at the hands of Maine, to wm 
this game. If we had won time after time, wj 
might be tempted to take this result as the 
usual thing, but such has not been the case. 
We believe that the team has taken the brace 
predicted in last week's Orient, and we sin- 
cerely hope that the student body will show its 
appreciation of the work done by the team 
and will do its share towards making last 
week's victory only the beginning of a series 
of such victories. 



Saturday, the Maine Meet takes place on 
our own athletic field. We wish our team the 
best of success, and sincerely hope that the 
championship will be regained. The defeat 
last year at the hands of the University of 
Maine was not without its good results, rather 
it has been for our ultimate good, for the pre- 
vious successes in track athletics caused us 



to become lax and over-confident in this 
branch. The fact that a defeat was adminis- 
tered to us last year for the first time in the 
history of Maine track athletics, has awakened 
us to the realization that where once it was a 
comparatively easy matter foi Bowdoin to win 
victory after victory with the Maine colleges, 
now these colleges , have become our equals, 
and that if Bowdoin wishes to regain her ath- 
letic supremacy, or even wishes to hold her 
own with the other Maine colleges, she must 
work, and work with vim and determination. 
This year we are not over-confident. We real- 
ize that it will be a grand up-hill struggle and 
we must put forth our best efforts to win. 
Our team has trained conscientiously and 
faithfully, and to each man we would say, 
"Fight, and fight to the finish !" 



The columns of the Orient are open to 
correspondence from all who are connected 
with, or interested in, the college. Especially 
will be welcomed suggestions or ideas having 
for their objects the improvement of condi- 
tions here at Bowdoin or the widening of its 
influence. Just now correspondence is espe- 
cially desired in regard to methods for extend- 
ing and increasing the interest of the pros- 
pective college man in Bowdoin. The time 
has come for us to wake up and realize that 
we must be up and doing. Any feasible plan 
or proposition for pushing this matter will be 
gratefully received bv the editors. 



We are pleased to see that a number of the 
Seniors have taken the initiative step in wear- 
ing the Cap. It is a custom which is observed 
in most of our sister colleges and has been 
oljserved here for a number of years for the 
Seniors to wear the Cap during the week days 
and the Cap and Gown Sundays during 
the spring term, and we sincerely hope that 
every member of the present Senior Class will 
observe this time-honored custom and not 
leave it to a few members of the class to carrv 
out. 



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NOTICES. 

The Hawthorne Prize of Forty Dollars, 
given b}' Mrs. George C. Riggs (Kate Doug- 
las Wiggin), is to be awarded annually to the 
author of the best short story. The competi- 
tion is open to members of the Junior and 
Senior classes. The stories offered in this 
competition must be not less than fifteen hun- 
dred words in length and must be left at 
Room 3, Memorial Hall, not later than 
June Tst. W. B. Mitchell. 

Excuses of the Seniors for absences must 
be handed in within a week after the absence, 
or within a week after a man returns to col- 
lege. A. L. P. Dennis. 

Themes entered for the Pray Prize in 
English Composition will be due June i. 

The Junior assessment for the Bugle is due 
at once. 

In view of the fact that the '68 Prize 
Speaking was deferred one week, the date on 
which commencement parts are due has been 
postponed a week also, in order that those 
who participated in the '68 speaking contest 
might have a better opportunity to prepare 
their parts. The themes will be due Friday, 
May 22. 

A GENEROUS GIFT. 

By the will of Miss Mildred Everett, 
daughter of the late Professor Charles Car- 
roll Everett, D.D., dean of the Harvard Divin- 
ity School, the college secures property at the 
corner of Maine and Everett streets, consist- 
ing of four dwelling houses and a shop. The 
income of this propert}', estimated at about 
six hundred dollars a year, is to be awarded 
as a scholarship to a graduate of Bowdoin, 
the holder of the scholarship being allowed to 
study any subject that he chooses anywhere in 
this country or in Europe. This is the largest 
prize that Bowdoin College has and ought to 
be a great stimulus to good intellectual work. 
Professor Charles Carroll Everett, for whom 
the scholarship is named, was for a number of 
years professor of modern languages here at 
Bowdoin. 



Rev. Dr. Samuel Francis Smith, the author of 
"America." who died eight years ago, left Colby 
College $25,000. The condition in his will was that 
his property was not to be disturbed until the death 
of /lis wido^ which occurred last week. 



'68 PRIZE SPEAKING. 

The annual '68 Prize Speaking was held 
in Memorial Hall, Thursday. It was one of 
the most successful ever held and reflected 
much credit upon the contestants. The 
judges. Professor Foster of Bates, Robert 
T. Whitehouse, Attorney-General of Cumber- 
land County, and Joseph Williamson of 
Augusta, awarded the prize to George H. 
Stover. The following was the programme : 

Music. 
Stevenson's Message. 

Scott Clement Ward Simpson. 
Reed and the Speakership. 

Clement Franklin Robinson. 
Music. 
War and Social Decay. 

George Hinkley Stover. 
Our Commonwealth Legislatures. 

Selden Osgood Martin. 
Music 
The Legend of Retzens. 

*Leon Valentine Walker. 
The United States as a Sea Power. 

Farnsworth Gross Marshall. 
Music. 
*Excused. 

[ T/ie Wimiiiio '6S Par/.] 
WAR AND SOCIAL DECAY. 

In these days when much is often said about the 
debasing influences of commercialism, and when 
many a sentimental sigh is heaved for the good old 
days of martial virtues when there were men of iron 
and hearts of oak, it is well, for the sake of fairness 
if nothing more, to regard both sides of the picture, 
especially if by so doing we mav be saved from the 
gloomy blunder of purposeless pessimism. 

Much of the distrust of modern conditions arises 
from the natural tendency of mankind to lay stress 
on the virtues of former times. The old days ever 
seem better than the new, and we find almost every 
people looking backward for their golden age. 

But be the causes what they may, doubts are 
often raised as to whether our civilization is worth 
the winning, and unstinted praise is lavished on the 
simple and robust virtues of ancient times. So 
to-day not a few are filled with dark forebodings as 
to the outcome of the modern commercial spirit with 
its greed and selfishness, and contrast it with regret 
to the dash and self-sacrifice of a martial age. Mr. 
Ruskin has, perhaps, expressed this feeling in the 
most favorable terms. He says : "The common 
notion that peace and the virtues of civil life flour- 
ished together, I found to be wholly untenable. 
Peace and the vices of civil life only flourish 
together. We talk of peace and learning, and of 
peace and plenty, and of peace and civilization ; but 
I found that those were not the words which the 
Muse of History coupled together : that on her lips, 
the words were — peace and sensuality, peace and 
selfishness, peace and corruption, peace and death. 
I found, in brief, that all great nations learned their 



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truth of word, and strength of thought, in war; that 
they were nourished in war, and wasted by peace ; 
taught in war and deceived by peace ; in a word, 
that they were born in war, and expired in peace." 

Mr. Brool<s Adams in his boolv, "The Law of 
Civilization and Decay," takes still more melan- 
choly ground. He divides all progress into two 
stages, the martial and the economic. The martial 
man, he declares, is always overcome by the eco- 
nomic. Centralization then follows and the end is 
fossilization and decay or disintegration and 
anarchy. 

The fallacy of Mr. Ruskin's reasoning, the so- 
called fallacy of false cause, is quickly apparent. It 
assumes that since war and the founding of states 
often go together, the one is the cause of the other, 
as it might be assumed that the sparks and ringing 
of the forge were the causes which shaped the iron 
into the useful implement. But it may be urged thai 
war has often been unavoidable in nation-building. 
That is true, but it means no more than that war was 
a clumsy instrument which the conditions of the 
time made necessary. The plow and harrow are 
used to break and prepare the soil, but here their 
usefulness ends ; an attempt to weed with one or 
cultivate with the other would result in nothing but 
disaster. Grant that the iron can be shaped onh' 
in fiery heat between the sledge and the anvil, it 
does not follow that to keep it serviceable it must be 
periodically heated and scourged anew. 

It was the brilliant external aspect of war 
rather than its true significance, which appealed to 
the artistic temperament of Mr. Ruskin, and proba- 
bly most of us have at some time felt this same 
fascination. War and all that pertains to it attracts 
us by its picturesque and dramatic quality, and the 
glamour thus cast over it blinds us to its real ugli- 
ness. 

"Great captains, with their guns and drums. 
Disturb our judgment." 

The warrior seems always a splendid figure, 
whether as a mail clad knight he dashes to meet his 
foe, or with swinging sabre rides into the battery 
smoke. By bastion, redoubt, or bloody angle, he is 
like Cyrano, "always admirable." The flash of 
swords, the blaze of muskets, the thunder of the 
"red artillery" coping from peak to peak, the roll 
of drums, cheers, shots, and waving banners, all 
thrill us like a bugle blast and we forget — forget that 
after all this gorgeous pageant is only slaughter and 
destruction set in dramatic form. 

For what does war mean? Count up its cost in 
treasure, blood and tears, and it is great indeed. 
War means destruction, sorrow, death. It means 
wasting the works of industry; it means retarding 
progress; it means brutalizing character, and, above 
all, it means the survival of the unfitted. War takes 
the bravest and strongest for its instruments. The 
flower of these rush quickest into danger and fall 
first in the wild front of the charge. Those at 
home, too weak or too timid for such glory, are left 
to raise the men and women of the future genera- 
tion. Thus by destroying the most fit, the Napo- 
leonic wars, it is said, shortened by more than an 
inch the stature of the Frenchman of to-day. The 
cost of the ills of war are borne by the generat'd 



that know it. They may feel the smart, but the real 
burden will bear heavy on their children's children 
long after the men of war have gone to their sleep 
forever and the blood-soaked furroughs ripple again 
with grass or ripening grain. 

And do not think that as an offset to the physi- 
cal ills which war entails, any loftier manhood is 
gained. War does not create the heroic qualities 
which adorn it ; it merely makes them manifest ; it 
does not make brave men ; it merely uses them. The 
call of honor or of country is heard only by those 
who love honor or country, not by the base and 
selfish ; and the saddest thing about war is that the 
truest and noblest, all whom we most admire must 
be cut off childless, while the cowardly are left at 
home to bequeath their natures to sons and 
daughters. Remember that the next generation will 
be the offspring not of those that fall, but of those 
that are left. 

It is easy, then, to see why nations once adorned 
with splendid manhood, have such manhood no 
more. It is because the degenerate age is descended 
not from the brave, but from the cowardly who 
were safe in ignoble peace while nobler men were 
falling in the field. 

"The Roman Empire," Professor Seeley says, 
"perished for want of men." The best blood was 
spent in centuries of war. The noble Roman vir- 
tues, the strong blood of her ancient days, was of 
more value, many times over, than the glory of 
dragging ten thousand captive kings behind her 
chariot wheels. Had she saved this blood which 
she poured out so freely, transmitting it from gen- 
eration to generation, the days of Honorius would 
have seen a race of men against whom the barbarian 
hordes would have broken themselves in vain. 

Japan has enjoyed unbroken peace for more than 
two hundred years and is to-day one of the most 
virile nations in the world. Neither Spain nor 
France with their singularly glorious war histories, 
can m.ake the same boast ; for while Japan saved and 
bred from her best stock, France and Spain wasted 
their finest and perpetuated their inferior qualitie.- 
The picture which Mr. Ruskin draws, of nations 
once glorious in war. wasting in ignominious decay, 
is a true one and such must always be the case 
where nations purchase glory at so dear a price. 

As to the statements of Mr. Adams, he is cer- 
tainly in error when he implies that centralization 
comes as a result of peace. As a matter of fact, cen- 
tralization comes more often in time of war when 
it is necessary for one brain to move all the springs 
of action and direct the movements of armies and 
invasions. He further errs in classing as entirely 
distinct the stages which he calls the martial ana 
the economic. Probably no race goes to war for 
the mere sake of warring. The sentimental chivalry 
of the middle ages was exceptional, short-lived and 
characteristic only of a class, and it is doubtful if we 
could find any wars which did not at some time 
embody the economic spirit, even if it were not orig- 
inally the moving force. Even the Crusades which 
were aroused by the loftiest and least selfish motive 
of which the times were capable, soon became mere 
incursions urged on, for the sake of profit, by 
Venice and the Italian cities. And it was well, for 
the original, the purely military purpose, was a fail- 
ure. The first effect of these crusades was to drain 



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Europe of hundreds of thousands of its knightliest 
souls ; the second, to plague it with returning bands 
of loose and turbulent adventurers: and the whole 
movement would have been one of the saddest, most 
dismal, and most useless blunders in history had it 
not been for the spirit of trade which sprang up, let- 
ting the light of the outside world into the grim and 
comfortless isolation of feudal Europe, and cover- 
ing the Mediterranean with the sails of commerce. 
Nations go to war because they seek to gain some 
desirable end, but they would achieve it by depriv- 
ing another people of it rather than by creating it 
themselves. What Mr. Adams calls the economic 
stage IS not, as he implies, a totally distinct stage 
marked off by complete difference from the inartial , 
it is rather the same stage purged of its brutal 
method of gain by warring. 

Progress is continuous and as the economic is an 
improvement over the martial phase, so other phases 
will follow which are higher than the economic. 
Mere absence of physical conflict is not the sole, the 
ultimate end for which mankind has been striving 
and the stationary stage is not reached simply 
because nations no longer lock and reel in the mad 
grapple of war. Struggle is and always will be 
necessary, but we have it as much to-day as when 
primeval man tore his antagonist with tooth and 
claw, or when at a higher stage he substituted some 
implement for the weapons of nature. Society 
moves not away from struggle but to higher forms 
of struggle, from the brute physical to the more 
refined but no less keen social, economic or 
psychical. Society progresses none the less because 
we see less often the swirls and eddies of cross- 
currents ; it needs no shocks of war to stir it from 
sluggishness. It has not become, as some imagine, a 
breathless pool growing green, foul and stagnant 
under a hot, red sun. There is no need for the Angel 
of War to come down and trouble the waters that 
they may be kept fresh and vivifying. 

A truer picture of progress is that of the calm, 
broad stream which sweeps down between varied 
shores to the great mysterious sea before it. With 
belief in the past and faith in the future, not fearful 
but rejoicing we shall seem to see this wide, majes- 
tic current, not lost in swamps or sandy wastes, or 
fouled by the petty refuse of the times, but sweep- 
ing on far beyond our best imaginings down to the 
bright unknown with its murmuring of great waters. 
— George Hinki.ey Stover. 



CALENDAR. 

May IS — "Prince Karl" at the Columbia Theatre. 
May i6 — Maine Intercollegiate Meet at Brunswick. 

Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 
May 19-22 — Maine Intercollegiate Tennis Tourna- 
ment at Brunswick. 
May 20 — Bowdoin vs. Harvard at Cambridge. 
May 22-23 — New England Intercollegiate Meet at 

Worcester. 
May 23 — Bowdoin vs. Amherst at Amherst. 
2d vs. Kent's Hill at Brunswick. 
May 25 — Longwood (Mass.) Tennis Tournament. 
Tournament for college championship of 

Bowdoin. 
Week of "Ethel Duffy" Company at the 
Columbia. 



May 27 — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Brunswick. 
May 29 — Interscholastic Meet at Brunswick. 
May 30 — Memorial Day, holiday. 

Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 
June 3 — Bowdoin vs. Maine at Bangor. 

2d vs. Westbrook Seminary at Brunswick. 
June 4, 5, 6 — Dual Tennis Meet. Bowdoin vs. 

Amherst at Brunswick. 
June 6 — 2d vs. Farmington High at Farmington. 
June 10 — 2d vs. Cony High at Augusta. 
June 12 — Ivy Day. 

Bowdoin vs. Bates at Brunswick. 
June IS-19 — Examinations. 
June 21-27 — Commencement Week. 



CAMPUS CHflT. 



Sweet, '02, and Grinnell, '02, were seen about the 
campus last week. 

Rev. Mr. Smith of Farmington spoke to the stu- 
dents at chapel, Sunday. 

Powers, '06, who has been out ill with the 
mumps, has returned to college. 

Austin P. Larrabee, '01, has been appointed 
assistant in zoology at Harvard for next year. 

The Classical Club met recently with Emery, '05. 
Several papers were read, after which light refresh- 
ments were served. 

Professor Mitchell was one of the judges of the 
Exeter-Harvard Freshman debate, which was held 
at Exeter last Frida}'. 

The pupils of Francis J. Welch, '03, gave a violin 
recital in the recital hall of the Virgil Clavier 
School, Portland, last week. 

The aluminum schedules of the base-ball asso- 
ciation appeared last week. The season is almost 
half over — but better late than never. 

Work on the new grand stand is progressing rap- 
idly. The underpinning is nearly all finished and 
the topping of brick will soon be laid. 

Weston Elliott, '97, has been at his home in 
Brunswick during the past week. Mr. Elliot has 
just returned from two years of travel and study 
abroad. 

The total number of books taken from the library 
last week was 174. Over thirty thousand books 
have thus far been moved from the old library to the 
new library. 

Benson, '02, assistant in chemistry, has been 
called home on account of illness in his family and 
will probably be unable to return for the remainder 
of the term. 

Saunders, '04, is coaching the Portland High 
School track team. Arrangements are being made 
for a dual meet with Brunswick High to take place 
.some time before the interscholastic meet. 

The semi-annual convention of the I\Iaine Ama- 
teur Press Association takes place here Friday and 
Saturday, Delegates from the various high school 
papers will be here and the Orient Board extends a 
hearty welcome to all to visit the college. 



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The first golf game of the season was played Sat- 
urday on the links of the Brunswick Golf Club 
between the home team and the Portland team. It 
was won by the home team by the score of 23 — 4. 

The University of Maine held an out-door meet 
last Saturday to try out men for the commg meei. 
Although the time was not announced, it is knowu 
that several records were broken and that several 
events were fast. 

The members of the Cony High iichool team 
were quartered with the aitterent fraternities and 
friends of the players, during their stay in Bruns- 
wick, Saturday. All of the best players will be 
future Bowdoin men. 

At the request of Amherst, Bowdoin will pjJ.y 
Amherst Friday, instead of Saturday as was 
scheduled, and Williston Seminary Thursday. This 
request was made because a large number of the 
Amherst students will accompany the track team to 
Worcester. 

The tennis tournament for the championship in 
singles and doubles among the players in college 
began Monday, May 11. In the preliminaries Fes- 
senden beat S. Williams, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2; Walker beat 
Bradbury 6-2, 6-1. In the doubles Lunt and 
Everett defaulted to Peabody and Cunningham. 

About ten industrious students of Missouri Uni- 
versity are charged with putting an iron elephant, 
weighing some 1,000 lbs., on the top of one of the 
highest buildings on the campus. It was a remark- 
able feat to accomplish, but the faculty have decided 
to make the guilty parties pay for all damage done 
by the removal of the elephant. 

The work of removing the books from the old 
library is progressing rapidly. Already the second 
floor of the new library is filled and the first will be 
in a short time. Most of the books on Religion, 
Philosophy, Fine Arts, Sociology, Bibliography, 
Philology, Government Documents, and all of the 
old medical library books have been placed in the 
new library. 

At a meeting of the Faculty Monday it was 
voted to grant the members of the base-ball team 
their attendance from Wednesday to Saturday of 
next week. Bowdoin plays Harvard Wednesday, 
and had not the Faculty taken this action, the team 
would have had to return Wednesday night and 
start for Amherst Thursday morning, thus entailing 
unnecessary expense and travel. 

Bowdoin Orient : "We wonder how much the 
Maine men will be 'stung' for on the occasion of the 
base-ball game, Saturday." 

[The Orient kindly explains that "stung" is the 
very latest Yale slang for "stuck."] 

— Letviston Journal. 

Bowdoin 5, University of Maine 4. Any 
objection. Journal? 

At various times in the excitement of scoring 
last Saturday, several of the newspaper corre- 
spondents lost self-control so far as to put down 
put-outs or assists in Bowdoin's error column. The 
Globe had seven errors attributed to Bowdoin, Her- 
ald five, Kennebec Journal seven, Express five and 
one paper we are told had twelve. We would like 
to inform these correspondents that Bowdoin only 
had five errors. 



The Deutscher Verein held its regular meeting 
at the "Inn," Tuesday evening. Papers were read 
by McCormick, '03, on Maximilian Klinger's 
"Sturm and Drang," und Die Zwillinge in Verbru- 
dung mit der Sturm — und Drang periode," and by 
Schneider, '04, on Schiller's "Wilhelm Tell ;. seine 
Bedentung fur das Drama in Deutschland, und 
seine historische Gundlage." S. B. Gray was elected 
Vorsitzender for the spring term. 

The faculty of New York University has changed 
its degree to A.B. and B.S. instead of A.B., B.S. 
and Ph.D. as formerly. The main distinction 
between the baccalaureate degree in arts and that in 
philosophy has been that the former inuicated that 
the student has studied Greek for at least four or 
five years. A.B. in U. of N. Y. now means the 
study of two languages besides English to the end 
of the third college year. This university is among 
the last to adopt the change. 

To-night the Bowdoin College, Colonial and 
Thompson Mandolin Clubs, assisted by Signor 
Gaetano Rapisarda, mandolin virtuoso, Boston, Mil- 
lard Bowdoin, basso, Portland, H. L. Webber, 
reader, and Bowdoin College Glee Club will give a 
mandolin-guitar festival in Town Hall. This willbe 
another one of the great musical treats which 
Brunswick has enjoyed within a short time. A 
large audience will doubtless be present, and a 
goodly number of the students will be in attendance. 

The following notable books have been recently 
added to the library : "Altspanisches Lesebuck," 
by Adolf Keller; International Library of Famous 
Literature (in twenty volumes) ; "Romusche 
Tragodie," by Otto Ribbeck ; "Analytischen Ihemie," 
by F. P. Treadwell ; "Romische Geschichte," by K. 
L. Rath ; "Leges duodecim tabularum," by R. 
Schoell : "Geschichte des wunschen Kaiserreiches," 
by G. F. Hertzberg; "Vital Records of Lee, Mass. 
and Becket, Mass.," History of Pittsfield, by J. E. 
A. Smith. 



ATHLETICS. 



Bowdoin 5, Maine 4. 

In a game full of brilliant fielding and hitting 
Bowdoin defeated the University of Maine last Sat- 
urday. The game was remarkably fast and inter- 
esting throughout, and the work of both teams was 
freely applauded by the large crowd which gathered 
at Orono to witness the game. 

For Bowdoin the work of Havey and Blanchard 
deserves especial mention. Coffin in a new role, 
that of third base, played his position remarkably 
well. For Maine Veazie, Collins and Violet played 
the best game. At the bat. Cox, Coffin and Havey 
did the best work for Bowdoin, the latter getting a 
two-bagger and a three-bagger out of three times at 
bat, and Cox, two two-baggers out of four times up. 

The most prominent feature of the game was the 
pitching of Cox. During the entire game he 
allowed but four hits, of which two should have 
been put-outs. He pitched a good, steady game, 
weakening but once and then only for a short time. 
At critical moments he showed that he had com- 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



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plete control of the ball and puzzled the Maine bat- 
ters by his curves so that they were unable to hit 
safely. For Maine, Mitchell was not as effective as 
he was in the last game, and was pounded out for 
ten clean hits. On the whole, the game was any- 
body's up to the end. The game in detail follows : 

The game began at 3 o'clock with Maine at the 
bat. Veazie, the first man up, connected with the 
first ball pitched for a hit over third base. 
McDonald struck out and Veazie stole second. 
Larrabee flied out to Havey and Veazie stole 
third and scored on a passed ball by Blanchard. 
Mitchell flied out to Munro. White, the first man 
up for Bowdoin, struck out. Munro flied out to 
Bird and Cox went out on Veazie's assist. Score — 
Maine i, Bowdoin o. Thatcher reached first on an 
error by Bly, but was caught between first and 
second on a quick throw from Cox to Havey. Col- 
lins sent out a two-bagger. Chase struck out. Vio- 
let sent the first ball out to center field, but Munro 
misjudged it. Collins scored and Violet reached 
second and stole third. Bird received a pass to 
first, but was put out by White in trying to steal 
second. Havey flied out to McDonald. Blanchard 
was hit by a pitched ball and scored on an error 
by Collins. Clarke flied out to Veazie, and Johnson 
singled. Bly struck out. Score — Maine 2, Bow- 
doin I. Mitchell, the first man up in the third, 
struck out. Thatcher flied to Clarke and Collins 
went out on Coffin's assist. Coffin reached first on 
an error by Thatcher, but Oakes, who ran for him, 
was caught napping at first. White got a two- 
bagger. Munro flied out to Larrabee. Cox sent 
out a two-bagger, scoring White. Havey sent out 
a long one to center field, which was good for three 
bases and scored on Blanchard's single. Blanchard 
was put out in an attempt to steal second. Score — 
Bowdoin 4. Maine 2. No further scoring was dont- 
on either side until the eighth inning. 

Bird, the first man up for Maine, flied out to 
Havey. Vea^e got his base on balls and stole 
second. McDonald got a scratch hit over first base 
just out of Havey's reach. Havey quickly recov- 
ered the ball and by one of the prettiest throws ever 
seen in a college game caught Veazie' at third. 
McDonald stole second and Larrabee received a free 
pass to first and stole second, McDonald, in the 
mean time, having stole third. Mitchell singled to 
center, scoring McDonald and Larrabee. Thatcher 
struck out. Cox cracked out a two-bagger, and 
Havey got his base on balls. Blanchard and Clarke 
struck out. Cox stole third and scored on a passed 
ball by Violet. Johnson got his base on balls and 
Bly flied out to Bird. Score — Bowdoin 5, Maine 4. 
Collins, the first man up in the ninth, flied out to 
Coffin. Chase flied out to Johnson and Violet struck 
out. Thus the game ended 5 — 4 in favor of Bow- 
doin. 

Score : 

Bowdoin. 

ab bh po a e 

White, ss 4 I I 1 o 

Munro, c.f 4 o i o i 

Cox, p 4 2 o 2 o 

Havey, ib 3 2 10 2 o 

Blanchard, c 3 i 5 7 i 

Clarke, l.f 40100 

Johnson, r.f 3 i i o o 



Bly, 2b 4 I 4 2 2 

Coffin, 3b 3 2 2 2 I 

Total 32 10 *2S 16 S 

Maine. 

ab bh po a e 

Veazie, 2b 2 i 4 3 o 

McDonald, 3b 4 i i i o 

Larrabee, l.f 3 o i o o 

Mitchell, p 4 I o i o 

Thatcher, ss 4 o i i 

Collins, lb 4 I 6 i i 

Chase, c.f 30000 

Violet, c 4 o 8 2 I 

Bird, r.f 20300 

Total 30 4 24 8 3 

*Thatcher out for running out of base line. T. 
Mitchell out on infield fly. 

123456789 

Bowdoin i 3 o o o i — S 

Maine i i o o o o 2 o — 4 

Summary : Runs — White, Cox 2, Havey, Blanch- 
ard Veazie, McDonald, Larrabee, Collins. Two- 
base hits — White, Cox 2, Havey, Collins. Three- 
base hits — Havey. Bases on balls — by Cox 4, by 
Mitchell 2. Struck out — by Cox 10, by Mitchell 7. 
Hit by pitched ball — Blanchard, Chase. Passed 
ball — Blanchard, Violet. Time — 2 h. Umpire — 
Murray. 

Bowdoin 19, Massachusetts State i. 

Bowdoin defeated the Massachusetts State Ag-.- 
cultural School Team by a score of 19 to i on Whic- 
tier Field, May 6. To say that the home team had 
a walk-over expresses it too mildly. The visiting 
team played a game in the field that any prep, school 
team ought to surpass. The men seemed totally 
unable to judge or handle any kind of a batted ball. 
O'Hearn, the second baseman, who played an excel- 
lent game against Bowdoin last year, had excep- 
tionally hard luck and was credited with three 
errors. Our score could not have been so large by 
half had the game been closely played. The 
"Aggies" could not get a man beyond third base 
after the first inning. Bowdoin played good ball 
during the entire game and although there was a 
great temptation for careless playing every man on 
the team did himself credit in each inning. Ken- 
nedy was hit freely and gave ten bases on balls. 
Cox and Clark did excellent work with the stick. 
Aside from presenting an opportunity to size up 
our team the game was without interest. 

Innings i 2 3 45 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin i 8 o o i o 5 4 x — 19 

Mass. State Col looooooo — i 

Struck out — By Oakes, 6; by Cox, 2; by Ken- 
nedy, 3: by Hunt, I. Bases on balls — by Kennedy, 
10: by Hunt, 2; by Oakes. 4; by Cox, i. Hit by 
pitched ball — Cox. Hits — Bowdoin, 11; Mass. Ag. 
Col., 4. Three-base hits— Cox, Munro. Clark. Two- 
base hits — Cox, Clark, Harvey. Time — 2 h. 
Umpire — Toothaker. 

Bowdoin Second 4, E. L. H. S. 2. 
The Bowdoin Second team defeated Edward Lit- 
tle High School team, Wednesday afternoon, May 



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6, at Auburn Athletic Park by a score of. 4 to 2. E. 
L. H. S. did not score until the sixth inning and 
was unable to get a man beyond third base during 
the remainder of the game. Both scores were 
secured on errors. Bowdoin secured three scores 
in the sixth inning due largely to the poor fielding 
of the E. L. H. S. Lewis pitched a fine game, 
retiring 10 men and allowing only two hits to be 
made from him during the game. On the whole 
the game was well played and full of interest. 
The summary : 

Bowdoin 2d. 

ab r bh po a e 

Martin, 2b 4 12 2 4 

Philoon, l.f 41 1000 

Winslow, 3b 3 I o 2 3 I 

Day, c.f 4 o I I o I 

Marshall, ib 3 i o 10 o o 

Bavis, c 4 o I 10 o o 

Lewis, p 4 o o o 12 o 

Stewart, r.f 4 o o i o o 

Bodkin, ss 3 o o i o i 

Totals 33 4 S 27 19 3 

E. L. H. S. 

AB R BH PC A E 

Maloon, C.f 4 o o 2 o o 

Whirley. 2b 3 i o 2 3 o 

Cobb, r.f., c 4 o i 4 i o 

O'Connell, l.f 4 o o o o o 

Wormwood, p. ss 4 o o 4 5 i 

Yeaton ib 4 o 2 9 o I 

Bower, 3b 4 o o o 2 o 

Huntington, p., ss 3 o o 6 6 i 

Pratt, c o o o 4' o o 

Bradford, r.f 210200 

Totals 32 2 3 27 17 3 

Bowdoin 2d 4, E. L. H. S. 2. Struck out, by 
Huntington 4, Wormwood 4, by Lewis 10. Base on 
balls, by Lewis i, by Wormwood i. Double play, 
Whirley, Wormwood. Yeaton. Hit by pitched ball, 
Whirley. Two-base hit. Day. 

Bowdoin 2d s. Cony High 7. 

Cony High School defeated the Second Team on 
Whittier Athletic Field, Saturday afternoon, in a 
rather loosely played game by a score of 7 to 5. 
Lewis was hit freely in the fifth inning and costly 



errors by Hodgsdon, Winslow and Alarshall gave 
the visitors the game. The team did not do the 
work that it is capable of doing and by right 
deserved this game. Two of the prettiest running 
catches were made in the ninth by Winslow that 
have been seen on Whittier Field in years. 
. Score by innings : 

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Cony High o o o o o o 7 

Bowdoin 2d 2 o o i o 2 o 



9 

0—7 
) o 0—5 

Two-base 



Base on balls — by Hall 7, by Lewis o. 

hits— Marshall. Hit by pitched ball— Little, Martin, 

Philoon. Umpire — Small. Scorer — Johnson. Time — 
I h. 45 min. 



TRACK. 

On Saturday of this week occurs the Maine Meet 
which has been earnestly worked for and looked for- 
ward to for a year past. Coach Lathrop has done 
his best with our men and has found ample mate- 
rial to work with. Nearly double the number of 
men reported for practice this spring that we have 
ever had out and the best of spirit has been shown. 
The old men have improved visibly in many 
cases and new and good material has been devel- 
oped in the lower classes. The outlook for next 
year is bright. From out of the squad Captain 
Nutter and Coach Lathrop picked the team as 
appeared in the last issue of the Orient. This team 
is strong and well balanced with the excep- 
tion of the pole vault. Our men have 
worked as faithfully as men can work. They have 
had thus far and will have in the meet, the unstinted 
support of the entire student body. They have had 
the benefit of a competent coach who is too well 
known in Bowdoin athletics to need any recom- 
mendation ; they have had the benefit of a good rub- 
ber for a much longer time than has heretofore been 
possible, and above all every man is determined 
to do his utmost for Bowdoin in the jneet. We do 
not care to draw conclusions. Whatever the result 
of the meet may be we may rest assured that every 
one has done his best. If we win it will be what our 
victories have never been in the Maine meet, a glo- 
rious victory ; if we lose, it will be an honorable 
defeat. 

Coach Lathrop gave his distance men their last 
hard work before the meet, Monday. Easy work and 
a general supervision of their condition will be the 
daily routine until after the meet. 



SIR WAI^TER Rai^KIGH'S 

Heart would have been made glad could he have enjoyed 
the exquisite bouquet of the 

DON ROSA CIGAR 

Instead of the crudely cultivated and cured tobacco smoked in the 
pipe of the primitive Indian. 

THIS PEERLESS CIGAR IS sold by all Dealers who are fussy in the matter of QUALITY. 



SOLD BY ALU DEALERS. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. 



BEUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 21, 1903. 



No. 5. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

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Arthur L. McCobb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager 

Associate Editors. 
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R. G. Webber, 190(). 



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Please address business communications to the Business 
Manager, and all otlier contributions to Uie Editor-iu-Cliief. 

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Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 



There is one thing which we wish to bring 
before the student body and that is the matter 
of cheering at the base-ball games, and espe- 
cially the championship games. At all 
the games thus far this season there has been 
an utter lack of spirit in both . cheering and 
singing, and during the game with the Aggies 
recently, one would never know that there 
was a student at the game — so quiet was it. 
On the other hand, the cheering last Saturday 
was evidence enough that we can cheer in a 
good, snappy manner. Will not the Seniors 
who so effectively led the cheering last Satur- 
day, take charge of this matter next Wednes- 
day in the game with Colby? 



The Bates game which was to have been 
played last Saturday, at Lewiston, was can- 
celed because of the Track Meet, and will be 
played June lo. 



The Orient is pleased to note the definite 
action taken by flie undergraduates in assem- 
bling on the Walker Art Building steps to 
sing college songs. The first gathering was 
an entire success, and the feeling of unity, of 
brotherhood, and of loyalty, as expressed in 
the singing is an evidence of the devotion and 
love we have for our Alma Mater. We sin- 
cerely hope that this good work will be kept 
up, for we believe more firmly than ever that 
a continuance of the custom of singing on the 
Art Building steps will tend to increase college 
spirit and to bind more closely together the 
members of the college. We suggest that the 
leader of the chapel choir act as leader in the 
singing and appoint the nights for assembling. 



The news of Wednesday's victory over 
Colby came as a welcome message to every 
alumnus and undergraduate of the college. 
The celebration on Wednesday night was very 
fitting, for the event which has a greater sig- 
nificance than that of a mere victory. How- 
ever disappointing the former Colby game 
may have been, we can but believe that the 
defeat has aroused our men to their best. The 
men went into the game with the same deter- 
mined spirit that was so characteristic in the 
last Maine game and won out in a hard-earned 
victory. Let us have more of the same reso- 
lute effort, and another victory will be assured 
for next Wednesday. Certainly the enthusi- 
asm of the college bod)^, which has been most 
loyal in supporting the team, will not lag, now 
that its confidence in the team's ability has 



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been vindicated. The large representation 
that turned out to meet the team on its return, 
Wednesday night, is evidence of the keen 
interest which the college has in the work of 
the team. What we want is another victory 
on the 27th, and we believe we will have it 



A discussion in the last Faculty meeting 
brought out the fact that there is more or less 
misapprehension, among the lower classes, at 
least, in regard to the method of granting 
excused absences. When a man is excused 
because of employment, or in order to seek 
employment, or when a man is excused to 
vote, attend a funeral, or a wedding, he is 
expected to return to college as soon as possi- 
ble, for the attendance is granted for the 
actual absence no matter how short it is. It 
is only when a man is excused on the ground 
of sickness that his absence must be of at least 
a week's duration. 



Again Bowdoin has been victorious in the 
Maine Meet and for this victory the thanks of 
the college are due to every man on the team 
who represented us and to Coach Lathrop, 
who by his untiring" and earnest work suc- 
ceeeded in bringing out the winning team. 
We congratulate the team. Captain Nutter, 
and Coach Lathrop on the splendid' showing 
made Saturday. Especially do we commend 
the pluck and grit exhibited by Davis anu 
Jenks. Such men make winning teams. 
Although we had only four weeks' prepara- 
tion for the meet, the willingness of the men 
to work and their perseverance and deter- 
mination to win, succeeded in doing what 
would otherwise have required much more 
time. The team was a well balanced one and 
the new material proved itself to be of the 
proper calibre. Every man on the team did 
good work, and although we won by a com- 
fortable margin, every one who scored a point 
may feel sure that his point was needed. And 
now we look forward to a favorable showing 



of the team Saturday at Worcester, and sin- 
cerely hope that it will win more laurels for 
old Bowdoin. 



One of the most important offices to be 
filled Senior year, and yet one to which as a 
rule very little attention is given, is that of 
Class Secretary. In the other classes the Sec- 
retary is more or less of a figurehead with 
practically no work to do, and it is hardly to 
be wondered at that there is a general indif- 
ference as to the office. With Senior year, 
however, this condition is entirely changed. 
The office then becomes a permanent one, and 
one of the utmost practical importance, too, 
since it is only through the Class Secretary 
that the class is to be bound together after- 
wards. Unfortunately it is too often the case 
that after graduation many members of the 
class neither see nor hear of each other again. 
That no one may by any possibility feel 
offended at this paragraph, we wish to say that 
these remarks are not directed against any 
class in particular. Their object is merely to 
call attention to the importance of the Senior 
Class Secretary, in the hope that hereafter 
classes will exercise particular care to elect 
men who will keep the members of the class in 
touch with one another. 



NOTICES. 

The Hawthorne Prize of Forty Dollars, 
given by Mrs. George C. Riggs (Kate Doug- 
las Wiggin), is to be awarded annually to the 
author of the best short story. The competi- 
tion is open to members of the Junior and 
Senior classes. The stories offered in this 
competition must be not less than fifteen hun- 
dred words in length and must be left at 
Room 3, Memorial Hall, not later than 
June 1st. W. B. Mitchell. 

Themes entered for the Pray Prize in 
English Composition will be due June i. 

The Junior assessment for the Bugle is due 
at once. 



BOWDOlN ORIENT. 



35 



Excuses of the Seniors for absences must 
be handed in within a week after the absence, 
or within a week after a man returns to col- 
lege. A. L. P. Dennis. 

In view of the fact that the '68 Prize 
Speaking was deferred one week, the date on 
which commencement parts are due has been 
postponed a week also, in order that those 
who participated in the '68 speaking contest 
might have a better opportunity to prepare 
their parts. The themes will be due Friday, 
May 22. 



COMMUNICATION. 
To the Editor of the Orient: 

The letter of Mr. Sills in your issue of 
May 7 relating to the inadequate representa- 
tion of the college in the public press of Bos- 
ton touches a matter which should concern 
the college greatly, but the blame for present 
conditions can hardly be placed on the student 
body. The Globe, Herald and other leading 
papers are served by an active correspondent, 
Mr. Riley, '03, and he sends them all the news 
that they will take. As for the Transcript 
and the New York Evening Post, the writer is 
informed by Mr. Riley that the correspond- 
ence thev publish from other colleges comes 
from a member of the Faculty in each case, 
and that they can not use matter furnished by 
undergraduates. 

An ex-Correspondent. 



PSI UPSILON CONVENTION. 

The seventieth annual convention of the 
Psi Upsilon Fraternity was held with the 
Theta Chapter at Union College, Schenectady, 
N. Y., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 
May 13, 14, and 15. 

The Kappa Chapter of Bowdoin College 
was represented by Franklin Lawrence, '03, 
and Stuart O. Symonds, '05. 

Wednesday evening there was an informal 
smoker and reception at the Chapter House. 
Thursday morning and afternoon and Friday 
morning were devoted to executive sessions 
at the Chapter House. Thursday evening 
there was a most enjoyable theatre party for 
the delegates, most of whom were accompanied 
by young ladies. Friday afternoon was spent 
in sight-seeing about Schenectady. Perhaps 



the two most interesting places were the Gen- 
eral Electric Works, where 12,000 men are 
employed, and the American Locomotive Com- 
pany's works, where over 4,500 men are 
employed. The convention picture was taken 
Friday noon in front of the Chapter House. 

The banquet was held Friday evening at 
the Ten Eyck in Albany, at which about 250 
were present. Timothy L. Woodruff, Lieu- 
tenant-Governor of New York, acted as toast- 
master. Most of the delegates departed the 
next day, unanimously voting the convention 
to be one of the best ever held. 



NORTFIFIELD 



STUDENT 
ENCE. 



CONFER- 



Last year about a thousand young men 
from the Eastern Colleges and Preparatory 
Schools attended the Northfield Student Con- 
ference. At this Conference the mornings 
and evenings were spent in training the men 
in the most effective and_ aggressive methods 
of Christian work; the afternoons in athletic 
contests and social times. These afternoons 
gave an opportunity, which is rarely found, ' 
for men from one college to- meet men from 
other colleges and for students of the second- 
ary schools to get acquainted with University 
men. The most prominent men in the college 
world were there. Men who have been on 
big debating teams and figured on "All Amer- 
icas." Such leaders as Franz and Lightner 
of Harvard, Capt. Chadwick of Yale, Hutch- 
inson of Princeton, Marshall of Columbia, and 
McCracken of Pennsylvania. 

One of the most interesting forms of 
recreation at this conference is the Fourth of 
July celebration which the universal opinion of 
those in attendance in past years adjudges to 
be the most unique of its kind in existence. In 
the afternoon a field day is held and the 
various colleges compete in all manner of 
athletic contests. In the evening the college 
delegations are assigned places in the large 
Auditorium, and to introduce themselves 
engage lustily in college yells and songs. This 
livelv demonstration is followed by the Inde- 
pendence Day oration, this year to be given by 
Judge Seldoii P. Spencer of St. Louis, Mo. 
A huge bonfire is then lighted and all manner 
of performances engaged in until the small 
hours of the morning. 

The Conference this year takes place from 



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BOWDOIN OKIENT. 



June 26 to July 5. It will be as strongly rep- 
resentative and have as powerful speakers as 
any past conference. A few of the speakers 
are Mr. Robert E. Speer, Hon. S. B. Capen, 
Anson Phelps Stokes, G. Campbell Morgan 
and John R. Mott, who will preside. It is the 
earnest wish of the directors that every Pre- 
paratory School and College of the East may 
be represented there this summer. The 
expenses are light. Camp Northfield, open all 
summer, registered 500 men last season. Any 
one can live there for between $3.50 and $4.50 
a week, or they can live at higher priced 
places, just as they choose. In years past, 
some of the delegates of the Student Confer- 
ence, and many of their friends and relatives, 
wishing to attend the platform meetings of the 
Conference, and desiring the accommodations 
of a first-class hotel, have been entertained at 
"The Northfield," a delightful summer home, 
fitted with the best of conveniences and ofifer- 
ing attractions that appeal to refined people. 
The Conference is not a money-making 
scheme. It is run by students for the benefit 
of students, and it is the one link — free from 
rivalry, devoid of athletic rancor — which 
binds together the colleges. 



CALENDAR. 

May 22-23 — New England Intercollegiate Meet at 

Worcester. 
May 23 — Bowdoin vs. Amherst at Amherst. 
2d vs. Kent's Hill at Brunswick. 
May 25 — Longwood (Mass.) Tennis Tournament. 
Tournament for college championship of 

Bowdoin. 
Week of "Ethel Duffy" Company at the 
Columbia. 



THEMES. 

The second themes of the term will be due Fri- 
day, May 22. 

Subjects. 

For Sophomores and for Juniors not taking 
Political Economy : 

1. The Importance of Good Second Teams in 
College Athletics. 

2. An Ideal College Newspaper. 

3. Some Faults with Our Present System of 
Direct Taxation. 

4. Carlvle's Gospel of Work. 

5. President Jordan's "The Blood of the 
Nation." 

6. A Short Story. 



CAMPUS CHflT. 



Junior marching began last Monday. 

President Hyde entertained the Gentlemen's Club 
last Friday evening. 

At the last Faculty meeting, the mid-term review 
of the classes was made, and about half a dozen 
warnings were sent out. 

During this week, the Maine colleges are playing 
in the tennis tournament here. A full account of 
the games will be reported in our next issue. 

Captain Libby of the tennis team is improving 
slowly from the injury received at Saturday's meet. 
He is able to be around the campus on crutches. 

Last Friday evening, the entire student body 
assembled on the Art Building steps and sang college 
songs for about an hour. It was a grand success. 
Let us have more of them ! 

The second team will play Kent's Hill on Whittier 
Field, Saturday afternoon. A good game is assured 
inasmuch as the second team has improved con- 
siderably since the first game with Kent's Hill. 

An unusually large number of windows were 
smashed Saturday night during the celebration. 
This ought to be dispensed with as a number of the 
students are unable to bear the burden of the 
expense. 

The University of Maine "Deutscher Verein" 
held its first annual supper at the University Com- 
mons, Orono, Wednesday evening, May twentieth. 
The Bowdoin "Verein" was invited to send a dele- 
gate and chose Larrabee, '03, to represent the club. 

On Monday, May 25, the New England Intercol- 
legiate Press .A-Ssociation will meet at the Copley 
Square Hotel, Boston, for its annual business ses- 
sion and banquet. Delegates from all the New 
England college papers will be present and a pleas- 
ant occasion is expected. 

The University of Maine will hold an interschoi- 
astic meet next Saturday. On Friday evening pre- 
ceding the meet a prize speaking contest held under 
the auspices of the University, will take place. Con- 
testants to be eligible to participate in this contest 
must be appointed by the principal of the fitting 
school which they are attending, and a number of 
preparatory schools have already signified their 
intention of sending a contestant. 

About two liundred and fifty of the students met 
the ba'^e-ball te-am at the station on Wednesday 
night after the victory over Colby. When the mid- 
night arrived the players were escorted to the cam- 
pus where a grand celebration was held. Singing, 
cheering and a large bonfire were the special features 
of the occasion. The chapel bell was rung during 
the whole evening. 

The building committee of the proposed Zeta Psi 
chapter house, Herbert M. Heath, '^2, of .\ugusta, 
William T. Cobb. '77, of Rockland, Dr. A. S. Whit- 
more. '75. and E. O. Achorn, '81, of Boston, met 
here last Saturday to see plans submitted by Archi- 
tect Miller of Lewiston. The fraternity owns a lot 
of land on College Street, adjoining Hartley Bax- 
ter's property on the south, and it is the purpose of 
the committee to erect a building this season. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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College presidents are hard workers, as every 
student knows, and their sphere of usefulness goes 
beyond the bounds of their college duties. After 
the trials in the discus Saturday morning, President 
Fellows of Maine and President Hyde, who were in 
attendance, decided to compete in the discus with 
the understanding that the winner was not to be a 
point winner for his college, nor was he to receive 
his college letter. After each had taken his trial it 
was found that President Hyde beat his_opponent 
by one inch. The distance was not given out. 

Saturday evening was the occasion of the greatest 
celebration seen at Bowdoin since the winning of 
the Worcester Meet. The services of the French 
Band were secured and a monster procession of 
about four hundred students and townspeople was 
formed. After marching through the town, the 
procession stopped in front of the Tontine and 
cheered the members of the team, the coach, and 
the manager. Continuing on its march, the parade 
was met on all sides by fireworks, bonfires, and 
cheers. Speeches were made by a number of the 
professors, and President Fellows of Maine and 
President Hyde addressed the students with witty 
speeches. The celebration was continued on the 
campus with a monster bonfire. The old chapel bell 
did noble service and rang continually during the 
evening. 



Test They Forget. 
As I paused a minute watching. 
Near the Garden of the Seniors, 
By the Foiuitain of Isaiah ; 
As I stood beneath the maples, 
Looking down the walk to Chapel, 
Where the students were rejoicing, 
Where the fire-light lit the war-dance; 
When the strains of festive music 
Ceased to let the blatant Tjandsmen 
Move aside, to give the stokers 
Room to pile the fences higher. 
Then I heard a low, sad sobbing. 
Like a strong man in his sorrow- 
Moving nearer to the weeping. 
Still I heard the sob repeated. 
From the dusky figure leaning 
On the Fountain of Isaiah. 
Taking pity on the Maine man. 
Clasped I then his hand and whispered, 
'"Tell me of your secret sorrow. 
Tell me why you're moaning, wailing." 
With both hands his face he covered, 
As he owned his shame o'erwhelming. 
How for twelve long months they'd boasted. 
Boasted of their mighty prowess ; 
How they'd photographed the skeleton. 
How they'd marked the picture "Bowdoin," 
How they wrote "We're sorry but we 
Could not help it;" sent the photo 
To their friends in Bowdoin College. 
Sympathizing with the Maine man. 
Who so sadly was afflicted 
By distent 10 capitis, 
Yet of that sage warning thinking. 
Warning of learned Solomon, 
How one's pride precedes destruction. 
Haughty spirit brings a tumble, 



Wrung I then his hand in silence, 
As I left him there a-moaning. 
Then the band struck up its music. 
And around the glowing embers 
Danced the lively Bowdoin skeletons. 
Back once more I turned in pity, 
'Mid the fitful firelight's shining. 
Saw the Maine man bowed in sadness. 
At the Fountain of Isaiah. 



-G. B. W. 



ATliLETICS. 



BOWDOIN VICTORIOUS. 

Once more has Bowdoin given a practical demon- 
stration of her prowess in athletics by winning the 
Maine i\Ieet by a score greater than the total score 
of the other three Maine colleges. The summary of 
points was as follows : Bowdoin 67, University of 
Maine 46, Bates 11, Colby 2. Whittier Field has not 
witnessed so great a Field Day as the one held last 
Saturday, nor has a Bowdoin Track Team ever won 
a victory which brought so much satisfaction to the 
college and friends of the college since the memora- 
ble victory at Worcester. 

Bowdoin did not win by accident nor on a fluke, 
and before the games were two-thirds finished vic- 
tory was assured. During the latter part of the 
Meet the bell in King Chapel pealed out tidings of 
victory and it had no rest until midnight. Over- 
confidence lost the Meet for Bowdoin last year, but 
the keen edge of disappointment has been blunted by 
a victory which does every Bowdoin man good. It 
was a great meet to see, and Captain Nutter and 
Coach Lathrop are to be congratulated on line 
results of their faithful work. With four weeks' 
work our team defeated a team picked from a crowd 
fifty per cent, greater and one which had been under 
the direction of a coach for nearly five months. 
Maine's expectations in the dashes and half-mile 
were not realized and Captain Harris secured only 
one point. Watkins, the pride of Colby, proved 
fully as disappointing as a circus poster and did not 
capture a point. Goodwin of Maine did not secure 
a point in the high jump, although he won first 
place in that event at the Interscholastic event last 
year and was picked for a winner this year. Parker 
of Maine was the individual champion of the meet 
and took 11 points. Bowdoin secured seven firsts, 
nine seconds, and five thirds. She took every point 
in the 100- and 440-yard dashes and scored in all 
events with the exception of the two-mile run and 
pole vault. Denning broke both Maine records with 
the hammer and shot, and in the former he broke the 
New England record which he made last year by 
nearly nine feet. Denning's throw was 138 feet and 
10 inches, notwithstanding the fact that his hammer 
went completely through the stout board fence which 
surrounds the field. This was the most sensational 
event of the Meet and the muzzle velocity of the 
hammer has not yet been figured out. Bates won 
both the dashes in fine form, and although not 
pushed equalled Cloudman's record of 22 3-5 seconds 



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in the 220. Gray drew a bad position in tlie quar- 
ter mile but won a pretty race as he has done for 
three years. This year he finished in 53 i-S seconds 
and equalled Snow's old mark. Towne ran this 
year for the first time. Although a new man in this 
event he ran a great race and captured second posi- 
tion. Everett was a close third. Captain Nutter 
took the half-mile run for the fourth consecutive 
year and equalled the Maine record which he holds. 
Nutter is as pretty a runner as ever won a race. 
Davis of Bowdoin received a bad cut in the tendon 
of Achilles in the first lap of the half-mile run. His 
shoe was torn oiif and he ran the last lap with one 
bare foot which was raw and bleeding at the finish. 
He finished in spite of this a close fourth and was 
cheered lustily for performing such a plucky feat. 
Jenks took a second place in the preliminary heat 
of the 100-yard dash, won the trial for second men, 
and got third in the final. Jenks is a pretty 
runner, and when we consider that he had been 
unable to wear a shoe for a week previous 
because of a sore foot, we must call him an exceed- 
ingly plucky one. Lane of Bates won the mile run 
for the second time. Lawrence of Maine did the 
same feat in the two-mile run. Shaw of Maine won 
the pole vault and high jump and in the latter event 
added 1-4 of an inch to the Maine record, previously 
held by Hamilton of Bowdoin. Clark of Bowdoin 
took second in the high jump. Parker of Maine, 
one of the best all-around men, won the broad 
jump. Rowe of Bowdoin took second with a jump 
of 20 feet 2 1-2 inches. Shaw of Bowdoin won 
third. These four points in this event surprised 
many Bowdoin men. Reed of Bates threw the dis- 
cus 98 feet II inches and won first place. Parker 
of Maine won second and Small of Bowdoin third. 
This was the only event when Bowdoin fell short 
of her expectations. Rowe of Bowdoin won the 
low hurdles, an event which with good luck he 
should have had last year. Currier of Maine won 
second in the low and first in the high hurdles. 
Webb of Bowdoin took second in the high hurdles 
and Thatcher of Maine took third in both events. 

The meet was concluded without hitch or acci- 
dent and in remarkably short time. From every 
standpoint, and more especially from a Bowdoin 
standpoint it was the best all-around meet ever held 
in Maine. 
Summary : 

Hundred-yard dash — First heat, won by Weld, 
Bowdoin ; Thatcher, Maine, second ; time, 10 4-5S. 
Second heat, won by Rounds, Bates ; Parker, Maine, 
second ; time, 10 4-5S. Third heat, won by Bates, 
Bowdoin ; Jenks, Bowdoin, second ; time, 10 l-5s. 
Semi-final heat, won by Jenks, Bowdoin; Parker, 
Maine, second: time, lis. Final heat, won by Bates, 
Bowdoin; Weld, second; Jenks, third; time, 10 2-5S. 
Two hundred and twenty-yard dash — First heat, 
won by Weld, Bowdoin ; Watkins, Colby, second ; 
Perkins, Maine, third ; time, 24 2-5S. Second heat, 
won by Bates, Bowdoin; Harris, Maine, second: 
time. 24 i-Ss. Final heat, won by Bates, Bowdoin : 
Weld, Bowdoin, second: Harris, Maine, third; time, 
22 3-55. 

Four hundred and forty-yard dash — First heat, 
won by Towne. Bowdoin ; Watkins, Colby, second : 
Perkins, Maine, third ; time, 54s. Second heat, won 
by Gray. Bowdoin ; Everett, Bowdoin, second ; Por- 



ter, Maine, third; time, 54s. Final heat, won by 
Gray, Bowdoin ; Towne, Bowdoin, second ; Everett, 
Bowdoin, third ; time, 53 i-5s. 

Eight hundred and eighty-yard run — Won by 
Nutter, Bowdoin : Thompson, Bowdoin, second ; 
Tolman, Colby, third. Time — 2m. 3 4-5S. 

M^ile run — Won by Lane, Bates ; Spencer, Maine, 
second ; Shorey, Bowdoin, third. Time, 4 m. 54 
3-5S. 

Two-mjle run — Won by Lawrence, Maine; 
Brown, Maine, second; Brown, Bates, third. Time, 
iim. 13 4-ss. 

One hundred and twenty-yard hurdle — First hep', 
won by Thatcher, Maine ; VVebb, Bowdoin, second ; 
time, i8s. Second heat won by Currier, Maine ; 
Tobey, Bowdoin, second; time, 17 4-5S. Final heat 
won by Currier, Maine; Webb, Bowdoin, second; 
Thatcher, Maine, third; time, 17 l-ss. 

Two hundred and twenty-yard hurdle — First 
heat won by Thatcher, Maine; Dunfield, Bates, 
second ; time, 2gs. Second heat won by Currier, 
Maine ; Hill, Bowdoin, second ; time, 28 i-Ss. Third 
heat won by Rowe, Bowdoin; Libby, Bowdoin, 
second ; time, 28 3-5S. Final heat won by Rowe, 
Bowdoin ; Currier, Maine, second ; Thatcher, 
Maine, third ; time, 26 4-5S. 

Putting 16-pound shot — Won by Denning. Bow- 
doin; Small, Bowdoin, second; W. D. Bearce, 
Maine, third. Distance — 38 ft. 10 in. (New 
record.) 

Throwing the discus — Won by Reed, Bates; 
Parker, Maine, second ; Small, Bowdoin, third. 
Distance — 98 ft. Iij-l in. 

Running high jump — Won by Shaw, Maine; 
Clark, Bowdoin, second ; Soderstrom, Maine, third. 
Height — 5 ft. 7]4 in. (New record.) 

Running broad jump — Won by Parker, Maine; 
Rowe, Bowdoin, second; Shaw, Bowdoin, third. 
Distance, 21 ft. 3-4 in. 

Pole vault — Won by ' Shaw, Maine ; Parker, 
Maine, second ; Hawes, Colby, third. Height, 10 
ft. 6 3-8 in. 

Bowdoin. Maine. Bates. Colby. 

Half-mile run 8 o o i 

440-yard dash 9 o o o 

lOO-yard dash 9 o o 

Mile run I 3 5 

120-yard hurdle 3 6 o o 

220-yard hurdle 5 4 o o 

Two-mile run o 8 i o 

220-yard dash 8 I o 

Pole vault o 8 o i 

Putting shot S i o o 

Running high jump.. 3600 
Throwing hammer . . 8 I o 

Running broad jump. 4500 
Throwing discus . . . . i 3 5 

Totals 67 46 II 2 

The Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association 
was formed in 1895 and during its existence nine 
annual meets have been held. The following statis- 
tics in regard to points won are of interest : 

Bowdoin. U. of M. Bates. Colby. 

1895 99 16 9 II 

1896 108 4 13 10 

1897 71 16 2414 141/^ 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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1899 75 

igoo 92V2 

1901 89 

1902 57 

1903 67 

Totals 727 ^< 



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38 

12/. 

31 

60 

46 

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125;^ 



BowDoiN 3, Colby o. 

On Wednesday Bowdoin crossed bats with Colby 
and took the latter team into camp by winning out 
the most exciting game played in Maine this season. 
The day was all that could be desired except for a 
strong cyclone of dust which blew periodically 
across the diamond, to the great annoyance of the 
players and spectators. There was, throughout the 
game, a snap and vim to the play, and a confidence 
in the field that was inspiring. Cox and Vail, the 
opposing pitchers, were in superb form, the former 
allowing six hits, four of which should have been 
put out, and the latter two. Probably excepting Cox 
Vail is the strongest pitcher in the State. Clarke 
evoked the applause of the spectators by a difficult 
catch in left field and Ely at second acquitted himself 
commendably, accepting all his chances cleanly. 
Pugsley pulled down a couple of apparently safe 
drives and J. Teague spoiled what looked to be a 
two-bagger by Alunro. Capt. Havey, although he 
was ill during the morning, played his usual strong 
game and Blanchard won his spurs by his clever 
work behind the bat and his superb base throwing, 
In batting both teams were at the mercy of the 
pitchers. Two of the Colby men credited with hits 
were so dazed and dumbfounded when they stuck 
out their bat and connected with the ball that they 
were caught napping between the bases. 

Bowdoin clearly excelled in team work, while 
Colby excelled individually. Neither side scored 
until the ninth inning, twenty-four Bowdoin men 
having faced Vail and twenty-eight Colby men hav- 
ing faced Cox. 

In the ninth, Clarke, the first baseman up, went 
out on Pugsley's assist. Bly sent out the first hit 
for Bowdoin over Keene's head which was good for 
one base. Johnson drew a pass to first, advancing 
Bly. White singled, scoring Bly. Munro flied out 
to J. Teague, Cox knocked a grounder to Pugsley, 
who threw a little over Keene's head, but he missed 
it and Johnson and White scored on the error. 
Havey went out on Coombs' assist. Colby did not 
score in her half, leaving the score 3 to o in favor 
of Bowdoin. 

Score : 

Bowdoin. 

AB H o A E 

White, ss 4 I 4 I 2 

Munro, c.f 40100 

Cox, p 4 o J. o 

Havey, ib 40720 

Coffin, 3b 3 o I I o 

Blanchard. c 3 o 9 i o 

Clarke, l.f 30100 

Bly, 2b 3 I 2 6 o 

Johnson, r.f 20200 



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27 13 



COLBV. 

AB H O A E 

Abbott, r.f 4 o o o 

Coombs, 2b 4 o i 2 o 

Cowing, c 4 2 9 I o 

■Vail, p 4 o o 4 o 

B. Teague, c.f 3 o i o o 

Keene, ib 3 i 9 o i 

Pugsley, ss , . 3 o 4 2 o 

J. Teague, l.f 3 i 20 o 

Craig, 3b 3 2 I I o 

Total 31 6 27 10 I 

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Bowdoin o o o o o o o o 3 — 3 

Colby o o o o o o o o — o 

Summary : Runs — Bly, Johnson, White. Struck 
out — by Cox 7, by Vail 10. Bases on balls — by 
Co.x, by Vail. Time — i hour and three-quarters. 
Umpire — Murray. 



Bowdoin 2d 4, Hebron 13. 
Hebron defeated the Bowdoin Second nine at 
Hebron, Wednesday, May 15. by a score of 13 to 4. 
The fielding of the Second Team was ragged and 
but few hits were obtained from the Hebron pitchers, 
Havey and Shaw. Bodkin proved easy lor 
Hebron and a number of hits were secured from 
him. 



ALUMN 



'54. — Mrs. Merrill, wife of Joseph E. Merrill of 
the Class of 1854, died at her residence in Newton, 
Mass., Wednesday, April 23. Mrs. Merrill left by 
bequest a beautiful statue of an Italian mountaineer 
boy to the Walker Art Building. Mr. Merrill was a 
generous subscriber to the fimds raised for the col- 
lege at the last commencement. 

'61. — It has been announced that Judge L. A. 
Emery of the Maine Supreme Court is to deliver a 
series of ten lectures on Roman Law before the stu- 
dents of the U. of M. Law School during the pres- 
ent month. 

'62. — Lieutenant-Colonel Almon L. Varney, Ord- 
nance Department, commanding the arsenal at San 
Antonio, Texas, has been placed on the retired list 
of the army by the operation of the law on accoimt 
of age. Colonel Varney is one of the veterans of the 
War of the Rebellion, during which he was first 
lieutenant and captain in the 13th Maine Volunteer 
Infantry. He was appointed second lieutenant of 
ordnance in February, 1865. and reached the grade 
of lieutenant-colonel in October, igoi. 

'64. — The "Maine Club," the . membership of 
which is to be limited to men who have either lived 
in the State of Maine or have attended one of the 
Maine colleges, was organized at New York City 
recently. James McKeen, '64, was elected president 
of the organization. 

'69. — Rev. H. S. Whitman, Litt.D., has tendered 
his resignation as pastor of the Universalist parish 
in Freeport. At a meeting of the parish it was 



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voted to ask Dr. Whitman to continue his pastorate, 
and he has the matter under consideration. 

'72. — Hon. George M. Seiders of Portland, attor- 
ney-general of Maine, will deliver the Memorial Day 
address at Thomaston. 

'72. — Herbert Harris of Bangor, one of the most 
prominent thirty-third degree Masons in Maine, has 
been appointed organist of the Supreme Council, 
the most eminent circle in America. 

'85. — At the meeting of the Grand Castle, Knights 
of the Golden Eagle, which was held in Brunswick 
recently, Eugene Thomas, '85, was elected Past 
Grand Chief of the Grand Castle of Maine. 

'95. — On April 20, 1903, occurred the marriage of 
Joseph Banks Roberts to Mary Van Rensellaer Fer- 
ris. Mr. Roberts has opened law offices at 115 
Broadway, New York City, under the firm name of 
Ferris & Roberts. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts will 
reside at 676 West End Avenue, New York. 

'96. — The engagement is announced of Chase 
Eastman and Miss Mary Fletcher of Portland. 

'96. — Dr. A. G. Hebb has been elected superin- 
tendent of schools of Bridgton. 

'96. — A daughter, Elizabeth Partridge Ordway, 
was born to Mr. and Mrs. George T. Ordway of 
Salem, last month. 

'96. — Sterling Fessenden has been visiting his 
parents, Judge and Mrs. Fessenden of Fort Fair- 
field for a few days. He is one of the Maine boys 
who have rapidly risen to success in New York. 
After his graduation from Bowdoin, he went to that 
city and was admitted to the practice of law. A 
little later he entered the office of a great interna- 
tional trading company in which he now holds a very 
responsible position. He has just returned from an 
extended trip to Venezuela on legal business for the 
company, and will start at once for China where he 
will be stationed for a time as the company's agent. 

M. '97. — Dr. N. P. Butler, who has been engaged 
in the practice of medicine at Denmark. Me., for the 
past two years, has accepted a government positio.T 
at Washington. 

'97 — ^J. H. Morse, an eye, ear, nose and throat 
specialist in Concord. N. H., recentl}' passed a very 
successful examination before the Maine State Board 
of Examiners. 

'98. — R. H. Stubbs. ,M.D., has opened an office 
at Augusta, Me., recently, under very favorable cir- 
cumstances. 

'98. — Dr. Richard H. Stubbs has entered upon 
the practice of his profession in Augusta. 



'99. — The marriage of J. Dawson Sinkinson, '99, 
of Brooklyn, N. Y., to Miss Helen Standish Arm- 
strong, of Lewiston, occurred at Lewiston on Tues- 
day, April 21. Mr. Sinkinson was prominently con- 
nected with foot-ball and other athletics while he 
was at Bowdoin. 

'99. — F. H. Albee will graduate among the first 
of his class at the Harvard Medical School this 
June. 

'99. — The engagement of Charles C. Phillips to 
Miss Jessie Noble of North Troy is announced. 
Mr. Ehillips is now principal of North Troy High 
School. 

M. '99. — Dr. A. H. Sturtevant, in company with 
County Attorney Leigh, both of Augusta, will sail 
for Europe, May 10. 

1900. — Albert W. Clarke is physical director and 
instructor at Williston Seminary, Easthampton, 
Mass. 

IQOO. — The marriage of C. C. Robinson and Miss 
Sadie M. Kenney occurred at Brewer, Wednesday, 
April 22, at high noon. Both young people have 
many friends in Bangor and Brewer who wish for 
their future happiness. Mr. Robinson has a posi- 
tion as secretary of the Boys' Department of the Y.' 
M. C. A. at Trenton, N. J., in which place the couple 
will reside in the future. 

'02. — D. I. Gross is the editor of a book entitled 
"What Saxon ! and Other Poems." The edition is 
catalogued at the library. 

H. '02. — Melville E. Ingalls of Cincinnati, was 
candidate for mayor of that city recently. Mr. Ingalls 
is one of the many Maine men who have won fame 
and fortxme in the West. He was born in Harrison, 
Maine, in 1842, attended Bowdoin, and then went to 
Harvard Law School. He practiced law for a few 
years in Maine, and then went to Boston, where he 
took an active part in politics, and was president of 
the Massachusetts State Senate in 1S70. Later he 
went to the West and became identified with great 
railroad interests, being now president of the "Big 
Four" system. Mr. Ingalls has been a leading citi- 
zen of Cincinnati for many years, is progressive and 
public-spirited, and has often declined political 
honors. He will be extremely popular as a candi- 
date for the mayoralty, and his friends believe that 
the gubernatorial chair of Ohio, and possibly high 
national positions await him. He received the 
degree of A.M. from Bowdoin in 1902. 



SIR W^AI^TER RAI.KIGHS 

Heart would have been made glad could lie have enjoyed 
the exquisite bouquet of the 

DON ROSA CIGAR 

Instead of the crudely cultivated and cured tobacco smoked in the 
pipe of the primitive Indian. 

THIS PEERLESS CIGAR IS sold by all Dealers who are fussy in the matter of QUALITY. 



SOLD BY Al_l_ DEALERS. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. 



BEUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 28, 1903. 



No. 6. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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BY THE STUDENTS OF 

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Arthur L. McCobb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager. 

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Manager, and all other coulributions to tlie Editor-in-Cliief. 

EDtered at tlie Post-OBBce at Brunswick as Second-Ulass Mail Matter. 

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

As Memorial Day comes next Saturday, 
the day following the Interscholastic Meet, the 
temptation will be great for students to take 
advantage of the adjourns Friday afternoon 
by leaving town, but the Orient believes that 
no student will be so inconsiderate of the wel- 
fare of his college. Every fellow should 
attend the meet and feel personally responsible 
for the entertainment of Bowdoin's guests. 

It is to be hoped that the various cltibs will 
come forward and without selfishness or par- 
tiality see that every member of the visiting 
teams is entertained in a thoroughly hospitable 
manner. 



Last year our base-ball team lost the 
unimportant games at the beginning of the 
season, but braced in time for the important 
games, and by taking enough victories to win 
for us the championship, showed that it could 
play, and play well ; and this year in the last 
Maine and Colby games, the errorless show- 
ing made us hope that this season might prove 
similar in this respect to the last. But the two 
games with Harvard and Amherst have opened 
our eyes to the fact that the championship of 
the State is going elsewhere unless we take a 
sudden brace. We have believed, and are 
even now not quite ready to admit the con- 
trary, that the team comprises genuine base- 
ball material. The long trip itself had some- 
thing to do with the result of the recent games, 
but notwithstanding this fact the team should 
have made a better showing. We are now 
entering upon the most important series of the 
schedule, and we must win these games. We 
believe the team is going to "take an enormous 
brace." Time alone will tell if our prediction 
comes true. 



Although the result of the Worcester Meet 
differed somewhat from what we had hoped, 
still we can console ourselves with the thought 
that Bowdoin's showing was much better this 
year than last, and that in the final result 
we stood one place nearer the top this 
year than last. The work of Denning, 
Hunt, Dunlap, and Jenks is deserving 
of especial praise. Denning easily took 
first in the hammer and although in the 
trials in the shot-put he finished third, he suc- 
ceeded in passing one man in the finals and 
took second place.' Hunt easily qualified in 
the low hurdles, and in the finals finished a 
close second. Dunlap won fourth place in the 



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hammer-throw. Jenks won his trial heat in 
the hundred, and in the finals succeeded in 
finishing fourth. Towne qualified in the 440, 
and in the finals was passing the fourth man 
as they went under the tape. With more 
training Towne would undoubtedly make a 
very fast quarter-miler. His work should be 
an object-lesson to underclassmen. Come out 
and train at your earliest opportunity ; do not 
delay until your Junior or Senior year. 



Why are not the Senior commencement 
parts preserved in the college library? If the 
parts delivered in former years had been pre- 
served, the college would now have a collec- 
tion which would be a valuable addition to the 
library. -After the death of the late Hon. 
Thomas B. Reed, a copy of his commencement 
essay, "The Fear of Death," was much sought 
for, and the college library was searched high 
and low, but the essay could not be found. 
The theses which the members of the Medical 
School write at graduation are carefully kept 
on file, and the Orient thinks that it would 
be worth the trouble to have the commence- 
ment essays bound year by year, and so pre- 
served for the use of future generations. 



An association of class secretaries has been 
formed recently among Yale alumni. The per- 
manent secretaries of each class are its mem- 
bers, and its object is to bring the alumni into 
closer touch with the university. Whether or 
not such an organization could be maintained 
as successfully at a small college like Bowdoin 
as at a large university is, of course, question- 
able, but any plan which will bring graduates 
into closer touch with the college is at least 
worthy of consideration. Such an association 
.should not only be able to give the alumni a 
clear idea of all college affairs, but should, on 
the other hand, afford an excellent means of 
ascertaining the true sentiment of the grad- 
uate body on all questions of importance. 



OUR SECOND TEAMS. 

Bowdoin generally has a creditable 'varsity 
in all three branches of athletics, but she never 
has a second team capable of winning from 
the best preparatory schools in the State. 
This is much to be lamented because it is 
through our second foot-ball and base-ball 
teams that we should get into personal touch 
with the boys of the leading preparatory 
schools. 

If Bowdoin had a second team that could 
win from Kent's Hill, Hebron, Bridgton, 
Edward Little, Lewiston High, Portland 
High, Bangor High and several other leading 
preparatory schools in the State, we should 
force these schools to respect Bowdoin more 
than they do now. I have heard several men 
from the various fitting-schools say that more 
men would come from those schools to 
Bowdoin if it were not for the fact that they 
always beat Bowdoin's second teams. They 
do not notice the "second," but put all stress 
on the "Bowdoin." It is the college they play. 

Last spring when the second base-ball team 
went to play Kent's Hill and Bridgton, the boys 
were amused and somewhat surprised to see 
the posters which read, "Kent's Hill vs. Bow- 
doin," "Bridgton vs. Bowdoin," etc. 
When at Bridgton the team was being 
beaten because it had no pitcher, every 
man who made any pretense to pitch having 
been kept at home to watch the 'varsity prac- 
tice, all the "yagging" from the side-lines wa.-) 
against "Bowdoin" and not against the"seconi3 
team." 

There is material enough in Bowdoin to 
make second teams that can win at least half 
the time from these large preparatory schools, 
and more attention should be given to the 
second teams. The same rules that govern 
the 'varsity should govern the second. The 
contest for positions should be as sharp. 
The men should train as hard and honestly, 
and they ought to have a good chance and to 
receive a share of the coach's time. They 
ought to have respectable suits with "Bowdoin 
2d" on them. They ought to have good bats 
and balls to play with, no "cast offs" which 
cannot be used by the 'varsity and ought not 
to be used by any team. Finally, the captain 
should be chosen by the squad, and should 
have entire control of the team. 

The second team ought to have a good 
schedule and ought to play at least one game 



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a week. All men not absolutely needed to be 
taken with the 'varsity should be left for the 
second, and a man should not be ashamed to 
play on the second even if he is 'varsity tim- 
ber, for he is doing more for the honor of his 
college if he is playing on a winning second 
team than if he is sitting still on the 'varsity 
bench. "This is an age of activity," sa3's 
President Hyde, "and because we can't always 
work in the sphere we would like gives us no 
license to sit back and watch the world go by 
us until our much desired sphere comes round 
again." The second team is the auxiliary for 
the 'varsity, and a good second this year is apt 
to be the 'varsity next. 

It is a great mistake to send a weak second 
team against a strong preparatory school 
from which we ought to draw ten or 
twelve men each year. It is even a greater 
mistake for the 'varsity to play any preparatory 
school in the State. This is forcibly proved by 
our relations with Hebron last fall. We sent 
up a weak second team and suffered a humil- 
iating defeat and several of our men were 
badly hurt. Then the 'varsity met the Acad- 
emy boys and again Bowdoin was humiliated 
by winning by the close score of 12 to 6. Of 
course it was no honor for the 'varsity to win 
but a great drop to be beaten or even scored 
on. The Hebron boys thought they were not 
treated as they should have been and went 
home feeling somewhat bitter toward the col- 
lege. 

It belongs to the 'varsity to hold up the 
standing of Bowdoin with the other colleges ; 
but it is for the second team ■ to keep the 
respect for Bowdoin high among the prepar- 
atory schools. A second team capable of play- 
ing a good game, one composed of fellows 
who behave themselves like gentlemen while 
on the trips and who are able to talk Bowdoin 
before and after the games is what we need 
and what we must have. 

— Don I. Gould, '03. 



THE MAY QUILL. 

The Quill for May, which appeared a few 
days since, is of unusual merit, containing, as 
it does, a scholarly essay, "Lucian Redivivus," 
by Professor Woodruff ; a well-written story 
entitled, "A Prophecy Fulfilled," by Emerson, 
'04; and two poems — "The Captain," by 
Professor Johnson, and "Two Epigrams," by 



Henry S. Webster, '67. "Silhouettes," "Gray 
Goose Tracks," and "Ye Postman" are of the 
usual interest. We note with regret that the 
"Pen Pictures" department is omitted from 
this number. 



BOWDOIN GOLF CLUB. 

At a meeting held May 21, the Bowdoin 
College Golf Club was organized and the fol- 
lowing officers elected : President, William F. 
Lunt, '04 ; Vice-President, Thomas E. Chase, 
'04; Secretary and Treasurer, Harry Lewis, 

'05- 

H. Farrington Abbott, '03, was chosen to 
represent Bowdoin at the meeting of represen- 
tatives from the New England colleges held at 
Boston May 23 for the purpose of forming the 
New England Intercollegiate Golf Associa- 
tion. 

It was also voted to try and arrange a 
match with Amherst, the match to be played 
in Brunswick at the time of the Amherst- 
Bowdoin tennis tournament. 



NOTICES. 

The Hawthorne Prize of Forty Dollars, 
given by Mrs. George C. Riggs (Kate Doug- 
las Wiggin), is to be awarded annually to the 
author of the best short story. The competi- 
tion is open to members of the Junior and 
Senior classes. The stories offered in this 
competition must be not less than fifteen hun- 
dred words in length and must be left at 
Room 3, Memorial Hall, not later than 
June 1st. W. B. Mitchell. 

Themes entered for the Pray Prize in 
English Composition will be due June i. 

The Jvmior assessment for the Bugle is due 
at once. 



The teachers of the training school at Oak 
Street, Lewiston, enjoyed a trolley ride to Brunswick 
last week. The party visited the various college 
buildings. 

At Colby one day last week no member of the 
Faculty was present to conduct chapel exercises. The 
boys waited until the bell ceased ringing, and then 
adjourned to the steps of South College where the 
singing of "America" was made to take the place of 
the usual exercises. 



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THE NEW GRAND-STAND. 

Work on the new grand-stand, plans of 
which appear in this issue, is progressing rap- 
idly. The building is presented to Bowdoin by 
General Thomas H. Hubbard, '57, and is being 
built by C. L. Fellows & Co., of Concord, N. 
H. The building will be 122 feet long, and 37 
feet wide, the ground floor being occupied by 
dressing-rooms for the home and visiting 
teams, bath-rooms, the office of the trainer, 
and two large store-rooms for keeping the 
various athletic supplies. Entrance to these 
rooms is obtained by means of doors at the 
rear and ends, while a large door at the center 
front opens into a passage-way extending 
from the front to the rear of the building. The 
rubble-stone work, which is to be surmounted 
by red brick, is completed to a height of about 
ten feet. Unless some unforeseen delay occurs 
the stand will be ready for use in the early fall 



CAMPUS Ctif^T. 



Columbia, Cornell, and Pennsylvania have formed 
a debating league. 

Philoon, '05, has gone to Bemis, Maine, where he 
will work until fall. 

Ryan, Purington, Archibald, and Winchell sang 
at chapel last Sunday. 

Adjourns were granted in German III. last Fri- 
.day and in History, on Monday. 

The Deutscher Verein will hold their annual 
"Bumme" or banquet at the Gurnet about June 10. 

A new Greek letter fraternity, Sigma Np Phi, has 
recently filed articles of incorporation at Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

The Faculty has granted adjourns in all recita- 
tions for Friday afternoon, because of the Interschol- 
astic Meet. 

The Senior commencement committee has suc- 
ceeded in securing Pullen's Orchestra of Bangor for 
the commencement hop. 

Rowe, '04, represented the Orient at the meeting 
of the New England Intercollegiate Press Associa- 
tion at Boston last Monday. 

Tucker, '05, has gone to Boston, where he will be 
employed as shipping-clerk at one of the steamboat 
wharves during the summer. 

Competitive essays for the Quill prizes are due 
June first. The prizes and terms of competition 
were published in the April Quill. 

The various fraternities at Amherst are consider- 
ing the adoption of a "rushing" system by which the 
fishing of Freshmen will be regulated. 



The Thompson Mandolin Club of Brunswick, to 
which a number of students belong, gave a concert 
at Centennial Hall, West Harpswell, last Monday 
evening. 

Owing to the absence of a number of Sophomores 
from college, the class decided to postpone their 
banquet, which was to take place at the Gurnet last 
Monday evening, until later in the term. 

Bartlett, '06, left last week for New York, whence 
he sailed on the Holland-American liner "Potsdam" 
for Rotterdam. He is accompanying his parents, and 
the party will travel through France and Spain dur- 
ing the summer. 

Many students went to Merrymeeting Park last 
Thursday to witness the match shoot between S. 
Whitmore, '06, of the Brunswick Gun Club, and A. 
G. Fisher, of the Bath Club. Whitmore won by a 
score of 89-84. 

"Pop" Williams, ex-'g6, who is one of the crack 
pitchers on the Chicago national team, injured his 
hand during the first part of the season so badly 
that he has been unable to play in any of the league 
games since. His injury, however, is not serious, 
and he will probably be on the diamond again in a 
short time. 

At a recent meeting of the Freshman Class, the 
officers for the class banquet were elected as follows : 
Banquet committee, J. W. Sewall, C. S. Bavis, and 
C. C. Hall ; opening address, A. O. Putnam ; closing 
address, P. F. Chapman ; historian, M. T. Copeland ; 
committee on odes, P. R. Andrews, G. H. Morrill, 
and R. R. Stevens ; toast-master, C. A. Rogers. 

At the meeting of the New England Intercolle- 
giate Press Association held in Boston this week, 
W. T. Rowe, '04, was elected Secretary and Treas- 
urer for the ensuing year. 

Those who saw that great i6-inning game at 
Waterville, Wednesday, between Colby and U. of 
M., witnessed one of the prettiest struggles seen on 
a Maine diamond in many a day. Such games as 
that show the national game at its best and put the 
true crank in the seventh heaven of bliss. There is 
much glory in winning such a game and no disgrace 
in losing. Games of 10 or 12 innings have not been 
unknown in Maine college base-ball, but 16 innings 
is probably the longest yet. The only other game 
of 16 innings that we can recall in recent years in 
which a Maine college team has participated was the 
one in which Bowdoin beat Amherst 5 to 4 in 1898. 
The Bowdoin pitcher was Harry O. Bacon, who died 
last winter, at his home in, Natick, Mass. — Kennebec 
Journal. 

Bowdoin followed up its decisive victory in the 
intercollegiate field day by winning all the cups in 
the Maine intercollegiate tennis tournament, held 
this week. With its two best players out of it, 
Paine being out of college through sickness and 
Libby on crutches with a sprained ankle sustained in 
a hurdle race, last Saturday — it was hardly expected 
that all the honors would rest with the Brunswick 
collegians, but as usual the college had a supply of 
star players by the name of Dana, and they vindi- 
cated the reputation of the name by winning the 
cups in brilliant fashion over the players from Bates, 
Colby and the University of Maine. Since tennis 
has been played in the Maine colleges, Bowdoin has 







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won most of the honors in the tournaments and 
almost always one of its hest players has been a 
Dana. Frank W. Dana, who graduated in '94, held 
the championship for four years of his course, and 
following him Philip Dana, '96, Jack Dana, '99, and 
Ripley L. Dana, '01, in turn figured prominently on 
the winning teams. And this year Luther Dana, '03, 
and Samuel T. Dana, '04, won the lion's share of 
the honors of the tournament. Though they are all 
from Portland or Westbrook they represent three 
diiferent families. — Kennebec Journal. 

The last themes of the term will be due Fridaj', 
June 5th. 

Subjects. 

For Sophomores and for Juniors not taking 
Political Economy : 

1. How the Young Alumnus Can Plelp His Col- 
lege. 

2. Why a Sub-Freshman Should Come to 
Bowdoin. 

3. Emerson's "American Scholar" or "Compen- 
sation." 

4. Emerson's Religion. 

5. Is Professor Wendell's Criticism of Emerson 
Just? (See Wendall's "Literary History of Amer- 
ica," also North American Rcviczv, vol. 121, p. 628. 

6. A description of Your Home Town. 



ATHLETICS. 



The Maine Intercollegiate Tennis TJournament 
was held in Brunswick on Tuesday and Wednesday, 
May 19 and 20. The result was a complete victory 
for Bowdoin in both singles and doubles as she 
took both first and second places. Teams from 
Bowdoin, Bates, Colby and the University of Maine 
were in the tournament. The results were even bet- 
ter for Bowdoin than had been anticipated. George 
Libby, captain of the team, was unable to play 
because of a sprained ankle, and thus the team was 
deprived of its best player. Paine, the champion of 
last year, is out of college this term because of his 
health. S. Dana did especially good work for the 
home team and during the whole tournament not a 
set was lost in the doubles and only two in the 
singles. The Maine team was crippled by the loss of 
its two best men. The teams from Colby and 
Bates were both .weak. Kelly of Bates did good 
work in the singles and was by far the best man in 
this event from the visiting teams. 

The doubles were all played Tuesday with the 
following results : 

First Round. 

L. Dana and Fessenden of Bowdoin beat Richard- 
son and Bryant of Colby, 6—3, 6 — o. 

Pratt and S. Dana of Bowdoin defeated Jones 
and Soule of Colby, 6 — 0, 6 — 4. 

McClure and Sawyer of U. of M. defeated Kelly 
and Weymouth of Bates, 6 — 3, 2 — 6, 6 — 3. 

Staples and Spooner of Bates defeated Dorticos 
and Beane of U. of M., 6 — 3, 7 — 9, 6 — i. 



Second Round. 

Pratt and S. Dana of Bowdoin defeated 
Staples and Spooner of Bates, 6 — 3, 6 — i. 

Fessenden and L. Dana of Bowdoin defeated 
Sawyer and McClure of U. of M., 6 — 2, 6 — 1. 

, The singles were played Wednesday and resulted 
as follows ; 

Singles first round — L. Dana, Bowdoin, beat Wey- 
mouth, Bates, 2 — 6, 6 — o, 6 — i. Dorticos, Maine, 
defeated Jones, Colby, 6^4, 6 — 3. S. Dana, Bow- 
doin, defeated Kelley, Bates, 6—8, 8 — 6, 6—4. 
McClure, Maine, defeated Richardson, Colby, 3 — S, 
9—7.. 7—5- 

Singles, second round — S. Dana, Bowdoin, 
defeated Dorticos, Maine, 6 — 2, 6 — o. L. Dana, Bow- 
doin, defeated McClure, Maine, 6 — i, 6 — i. 

Bowdoin having both first and second places in 
the doubles the two teams played for the champion- 
ship, Thursday. The result was a victory for ,3. 
Dana and Pratt over L. Dana and Fessenden. The 
championship in the singles has not yet been played. 
The team left, Sunday, for the Longwood Tourna- 
ment, accompanied by Manager Lunt. Captain 
Libby also went with the team and will doubtless 
play in the tournament, the results of which the 
Orient will publish next week. 

The following is the summary of the tennis 
played in the college tournament last week. 

The first round in singles was finished Friday. 
The surhmary: 

Hamilton defeated Hale, 6 — 4, 7 — 5. 
Laidley defeated Packard, 6-— o, 6 — 3. 
Marshall defeated Sexton, 6 — 4, 5 — 7, 6 — 3. 
Tobey defeated Perkins by default. 
Shorey defeated Davis by default. 
Lowell defeated Robbins, 6 — o, 6 — i. 

The second round in doubles in the Bowdoin 
College tennis tournament played Monday, resulted 
as follows : 

Tobey and Woodruff defeated Campbell and 
Hamilton, 8 — 6, 6 — 2. 

Holt and Brett defeated Sexton and Lunt, 6 — I, 

Marshall and Martin defeated Lewis and Wil- 
liams, 2—6, 6 — 4, 6 — I. 

Brigham and Fessenden defeated Laidley and 
Donnell. 6 — 3, 6 — 2. 



The seventeenth annual meet of the New Eng- 
land Intercollegiate Athletic Association was held 
on the oval at Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday. 
Amherst again won the meet, as was expected, but 
with a larger margin than her supporters had antici- 
pated. The summary of points was as follows : 
Amherst, 51 ; Williams, 31 ; M. I. T., 30; Dartmouth, 
IS; Bowdoin, 13; Wesleyan, 13; Brown, 2; Trinity, 
3; Vermont, 2. Tufts and Maine failed to win a 
point. Bowdoin was generally conceded a higher 
point. No new records were established but the times 
and distances were dangerously close to the old 
marks. Hubbard of Amherst beat the record of 22 
feet 8 inches in the broad jump, held by Cloudman 
of Bowdoin, but because of the wind the record was 
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returned Sunday. The summary of events was as 
follows : 

lOO-yard dash trial heats — First heat won by R. 
S. Franklin, M. I. T. ; second, E. B. Bates, Bowdoin. 
Time — lo i-5s. 

Second heat — Won by G. L. Swasey, Dartmouth ; 
second, C.Lang, M. I. T. lime — lo i-Ss. 

Third heat— Won by A. T. Foster, A.; second, 
H. L. Williams, M. I. T. Time— lo 4-Ss. 

Fourth heat — Won by F. L. Thompson, A. ; sec- 
ond, H. L. Gutterson, Williams. Time — 10 1-5S. 

Fifth heat — Won by C. F. Jenks, Bowdoin ; sec- 
ond, N. B. Steam, Williams. Time — 10 2-Ss. 

Heat for second men — Won by E. B. Bates, Bow- 
doin. Time — 10 2-Ss. 

Final heat — Won by F. L. Thompson, Amherst; 
second, G. L. Swasey, Dartmouth ; third, R. S. 
Franklin, M. I. T. ; fourth, C. F. Jenks, Bowdoin. 
Time — 10 i-Ss. 

Mile run — Won by E. F. Jenkins, M. I. T. ; sec- 
ond, C. A. Campbell, Dartmouth ; third, B. IVIears, 
Williams; fourth, Saunders, Williams. Time — 4m. 
31 2-SS. 

120-yard high hurdles. Semi-finals — First heat 
won by E. L. Ovington, M. I. T. ; second, L. G. 
Blackmer, Williams. Time — 16 3-Ss. 

Second heat won bv E. V. Lewis, Williams ; sec- 
ond. C. R. Haynes, M". I. T. Time— 16 2-Ss. 

Final heat won by L. G. Blackmer, Williams ; 
second, E. L. Ovington, M. L T. ; third, C. R. 
Haynes, M. I. T. ; fourth, E. V. Lewis, Williams. 
Time — i6s. 

440-yard run — Won by H. E. Taylor, Amherst ; 
second, R. E. Martin, Wesleyan ; third, E. H. Sean- 
ing, Williams; fourth, C. R. Blyth, Amherst. 
Time — 51 4-5s. 

SSo^ard run — Won by H. E. Taylor, Amherst; 
second, W. A. Newell, Williams ; third, R. F. Patter- 
son, University of Vermont ; fourth, R. E. Lewers, 
Dartmouth. Time — 2m. 7s. 

Two-mile run— Won by F. B. Riley, M. L T. ; 
second, H. W. Dye, Williams; third, E. Benson, 
Wesleyan. Time — lom. 40 4-Ss. 

220-yard dash, semi-finals — First heat won by R. 
R. S. Franklin, M. L T. ; second, E. B. Bates, Bow- 
doin. Time — 23 i-Ss. 

Second heat won by G. L. Swasey, Dartmouth ; 
second, H. L. Williams, M. L T. Time— 22 4-Ss. 

Third heat won by F. L. Thompson, Amherst ; 
second. W. N. Harding, Williams. Time — 22 4-Ss. 

Final heat won by F. L. Thompson, Williams ; 
second, G. L. Swasey, Dartmouth ; third, R. S. 
Franklin, M. L T. ; fourth, H. L. Williams, M. L 
T. Time — 22 3-Ss. 

220-yard hurdles, semi-finals — First heat won by 
E. L. Ovington, M. L T. ; second, H. J. Hunt, Bow- 
doin. Time — 26 3-5s. 

Second heat won by W. P. Hubbard, Amherst; 
second, R. W. Neal. Dartmouth. Time — 26 i-Ss. 

Final heat won by W. P. Hubbard, Amherst ; 
second, H. J. Hunt, Bowdoin ; third, E. L. Oving- 
ton, M. L T. ; fourth, R. W. Neal, Dartmouth. 
Time — 26 i-ss. 

Two-mile bicycle race — Won by E. W. Schmidt, 
Wesleyan ; second, K. Tsurta, M. L T. ; third, H. N. 
Coulter, Brown ; fourth, Lysett, Trinity. Time — 
Sm- .3-SS. 

Putting i6-lb. shot — Won by R. E. Rollins, 



Amherst, distance 42 ft. 3 in. ; second, A. C. Den- 
ning, Bowdoin, distance 41 ft. i^ in.; third, J. W. 
Park, Amherst, distance 40 ft. 3 in. ; fourth, V. M. 
Place, Dartmouth, distance, 38 ft. liyi in. 

Running high jump — Tie between H. E. Taylor, 
Amherst, and L. C. Blackmer, Williams ; height, S 
ft. 854 in. ; third, R. N. Ernst, Williams, height 5 ft. 
7J/. in. ; fourth, J. E. Griffin, Dartmouth, height S ft. 
6^ in. 

Throwing i6-lb. hammer — Won by A. C. Den- 
ning, Bowdoin, distance 129 ft. 6 in. ; second, J. W. 
Park, Amherst, distance 128 ft.. 8 in. ; third, B. E. 
Lindsley, M. L T., distance 117 ft.; fourth, E. A. 
Dunlap, Bowdoin,' distance 114 ft. 4 in. 

Throwing discus — Won by Ehmke, Brown, dis 
tance 115 ft. 3 in.; second, j. W. Park, Amherst, 
distance 109 ft. 4 in. ; third, V. M. Place, Dartmouth, 
distance, 108 ft. 7 in. ; fourth, L. G. Morrill, M. L 
T., distance 107 ft. 9 in. 

Running broad jump — Won by W. P. Hubbard, 
Amherst, distance 22 ft. 7 in. ; second, A. T. Foster, 
Amherst, distance, 22 ft. yl in. ; third, L. G. Black- 
mer, Williams, distance 21 ft. 3 in. ; fourth, E. A. 
Parker, University of Maine, distance, 21 ft. 

Pole vault — Won by W. H. Peabody, Williams, 
height II ft. yi in.; second, tie between W. Squires, 
Williams, Curtis, M. L T., and Fletcher, Wesleyan, 
height 10 ft. gyi in. 



The fifth Bowdoin Invitation Meet will be held 
on Whittier Athletic Field on Friday of this week. 
Because of the fact that Saturday is Memorial Day 
the meet is held, this year, on Friday. The outlook 
for the meet is unusually promising. Never in the 
history of the meet has the outcome been so much 
in doubt and the points are sure to be well distrib- 
uted. The following schools are entered : Portland, 
Brunswick, Lewiston, Bangor, Brewer, Rockland, 
Edward Little (Auburn) and Bath High Schools, 
Westbrook Seminary, Kent's Hill, Hebron, Coburn 
Classical Institute and Oak Grove Seminary. Port- 
land and Rockland High Schools and Oak Grove 
Seminary will contest in the meet this year for the 
first time. The Little Blue School of Farmington 
and the Farmington High School wished to enter the 
meet but did not get their entries in on time. From 
the thirteen schools in the meet only slight con- 
jectures can be made as to the probable winner. The 
list of entries is unusually large and a crowd will 
be in attendance. The meet bids fair to be the best 
interscholastic meet ever held in Maine. Manager 
Wildes has worked faithfully to make the affair a 
success and has his arrangements well completed. 
the championship banner is sin'iilar to those given in 
previous years, 

Two of our most important base-ball games come 
within the next week. Saturday we play Bates at 
Lewiston and on the following Wednesday, Maine 
at Bangor. Thus far this season our team has not 
played Bates. Games stand one and one with 
Maine. Bates and Maine are also tied and Bates is 
playing better ball each day. To win the champion- 
ship we must have all the remaining games with the 
Maine colleges, and Saturday's game is therefore 
important. It is imperative that we win from Maine 
Wednesday, and every man in college should go to 
Lewiston and as many to Bangor as are able. 



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Harvard 7, Bowdoin 3. 

Bowdoin lost to Harvard on Soldiers' Field, 
Wednesday afternoon, in a game that might have 
proved highly interesting, had our men played a 
steady game. Oakes pitched a very creditable game 
for Bowdoin and had he received better support the 
result would have been dififerent. Harvard's game 
was a magnificent exhibition of clean fielding, oppor- 
tune hitting, pretty base-rvinning and excellent 
pitching. Blanchard's throwing was a painful con- 
trast to his work in the Maine games. Clarke 
clearly excelled with the stick, having two two- 
baggers to his credit, the latter of which would 
doubtless have been a home run had he touched 
second base. Bly excelled in fielding, accepting his 
eight chances without an error. 

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Harvard i 2 o i 2 o i — 7 

Bowdoin o o o o o i 2 o o — '3 

Runs — Carr 2, Clarkson, Stephenson, H. Kernan, 
Stillman, Story, Havey, Blanchard, Clarke. Two- 
base-hits — R. Kernan, Havey, Clarke 2. Home runs — 
Clarkson. Struck out — by Stillman 7, by Oakes 4. 
Base on balls — by Oakes 2. Passed balls — R. Ker- 
nan. Time — 2h. Umpire — Miah Murray. 

Bowdoin 7, Williston 5. 
Bowdoin defeated Williston Seminary on the lat- 
ter's grounds last Thursday, in a very close and 
interesting game. The school boys, who are coached 
by Albert Clarke, 1900, played a very creditable 
game, and it was only by the smallest margin that 
Bowdoin won. 

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Bowdoin i o 2 o o o 2 2 — 7 

Williston 3 o I o i o o — 5 

Amherst 8, Bowdoin 1. 
Bowdoin fell easy victims to Amherst in a very 
slow, uninteresting game on Amherst's field, last 
Friday afternoon. The playing of the team was a 
repetition of the Harvard game, inexcusably poor 
fielding and a marked inability to hit safely. This 
season begins to look very much like last year in the 
fact that the men only seem to feel themselves called 
upon to do their best in the championship games. 
This is an entirely erroneous idea. Bowdoin expects 
every man to do his duty, be the reward great or 
small. Cox pitched for Bowdoin, and although only 
five hits were made off his delivery he gave eight 
bases on balls. McRae pitched a very eff^ective game 
for Amherst, allowing only four hits and giving two 



bases on balls. Blanchard's throwing was very much 
off color and the Amherst men found no trouble at 
all in stealing bases. Gould replaced Coffin who 
strained his knee in the Williston game. 

Bowdoin did not score during the first six innings 
although several times there were men left on bases 
when opportune hits would have scored them. 
Amherst scored two runs in the first inning on a 
hit, three bases on balls and bad throws by Havey 
and Blanchard. Two more were added in the third 
on a base on balls, wild throws by Blanchard and a 
wild pitch by Cox. No further scoring was done 
until the seventh inning. 

Blanchard, the first man up for Bowdoin in the 
seventh, went out on McRae's assist. Carke singled 
and was followed by Johnson, who sacrificed. Bly 
singled, scoring Clarke. Gould went out on Chase's 
assist. 

Amherst scored two runs in her half of the sev- 
enth on two hits and an error by Havey. Two more 
runs were added in the eighth on a base on balls and 
a hit. No further scoring was done on either side, 
the final score being 8 to i in favor of Amherst. 
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Amherst 2 2 o o o 2 2 — 8 

Bowdoin o i o — i 

Runs — Wheeler 2, Chase 2, Shay, Roe, Favour 2, 
Clarke. Struck out — by McRae 4, by Cox 7. Bases 
on balls — by A'lcRae 2, by Cox 8. Hit by pitched 
ball — Favour. Wild pitch — Cox. Time — 2h. 



CALENDAR. 

May 27 — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Brunswick. 
May 29 — Interscholastic Athletic Meet at Brunswick. 
May 29-30 — Mott Haven Meet at Berkeley Oval. 
May 30 — Memorial Day — holiday. 

Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 
June 3 — Bowdoin vs. U. of M. at Bangor. 
June 3 — 2d vs. Westbrook Seminary at Brunswick. 
June 4, 5, and 6 — Tennis Meet. Bowdoin vs. 

Amherst at Brunswick. 
June 5 — Bowdoin vs. Columbia at Brunswick. 
June 6 — 2d vs. Farmington High at Farmington. 
June 10 — Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 
2d vs. Cony High at Augusta. 
June 12 — Ivy Day. 

Bowdoin vs. Bates at Brunswick. 
June 15-19 — Examinations. 
June 21-27 — Commencement Week. 



SIR W^AI^TER RAI^EIGH'S 

Heart would have been made glad could he have enjoyed 
the exquisite bouquet of the 

DON ROSA CIGAR 

Instead of the crudely cultivated and cured tobacco smoked in the 
pipe of the primitive Indian. 

THIS PEERLESS CIQAR IS sold by all Dealers who are fussy in the matter of QUALITY. 
SOI-D BY Al_l_ DEALERS. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JUNE 4, 1903. 



No. 7. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

William T. Rowe, 1904, Editor-iu-Cliief. 

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William F. Finn, Jr., 1905, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Arthur L. McCobb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 
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John W. Frost, 1904. S. G. Haley, 1906. 

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The next number of the Orient will be 
issued during "exam" week and will contain 
a full account of the Ivy Day exercises. 



At the next meeting of the Athletic Coun- 
cil, besides other important matters, the ques- 
tion will be decided whether Jenks shall be 
granted a "B" or not. According to the new 
constitution, there seems to be some doubt as 
to this matter, since a man must win a first or 
second in the Maine Meet to be eligible to 
wear a "B." Although Jenks won only a 
third place in the Maine meet, he won a 
fourth at Worcester which ought to equal a 
first or second place in the Maine meet. The 



management and the sentiment of the entire 
student body favors the granting of the "B" 
to Jenks and we sincerely hope that when the 
subject is brought before the council it will be 
favorably acted upon. 



In former years, the interscholastic meet 
has been a long and drawn-out contest — one 
tedious and at times uninteresting to the spec- 
tators. This year the meet went along 
smoothly and without a hitch in the program. 
There were no troublesome delays and enthu- 
siasm was manifested until the end. The man- 
agement of the track athletic association is to 
be congratulated for the able and efficient man- 
ner in which the meet was handled. 



The base-ball management wishes to 
announce that all subscription money must be 
in by Monday noon at the latest, and it is the 
duty of every man to pay his subscription 
before then if possible. The managers have 
been working during the season and deserve 
the hearty support of the college in this mat- 
ter. It is hoped that every man will "come up" 
without delay. 



We note with approval the marked interest 
being taken by the students in tennis this 
spring. This is a branch of athletics in which 
Bowdoin has always borne herself with credit, 
and which surely deserves to be perpetuated. 
When the Maine tournament was allowed to 
die out a few years ago, tennis here took con- 
siderable of a slump, and it is for this reason 
especially that the present revival of interest 
is so gratifying. The dual meet with Vermont 
last year was a step in the right direction, and 
still another advance was made this year when, 
in addition to the meet with Amherst, the 



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Maine tournament was renewed. There is no 
reason why the four Maine colleges should 
not compete in this branch of athletics as well 
as in foot-ball, base-ball, and track. So far 
this year our team has acquitted itself most 
creditably, making a clean sweep in the Maine 
tournament and for the first time winning a 
point at Longwood. We must remember, 
however, that the season is not over yet, and 
that the hardest and perhaps the most impor- 
tant of the season's matches is yet to come. 
Every one who possibly can should be on the 
side lines the latter part of the week to help 
cheer on the team to a fairly won victory over 
Amherst. 



Last year, the beauty of the closing exer- 
cises of Ivy Day were marred by the precipi- 
tate haste in which some of the audience left 
the hall before the exercises had been com- 
pleted. This sudden exodus was occasioned, 
no doubt, by a desire to secure seats at the 
Seniors' last chapel. This year some announce- 
ment should be made beforehand to prevent 
a repetition of this thing, or else the chapel 
should be closed to spectators until the exer- 
cises in the hall are finished. 



We suggest to the Sophomore Class that 
now is an opportune time for the different 
fraternity delegations and the non-fraternity 
delegation to elect their Bugle editors for the 
ensuing year. The term is rapidly drawing 
to a close, and it would be well to have the 
Board organized this term so that much of the 
preliminary work may be done and cleared 
away during the summer months. 



Decoration Day period has come and gone. 
Bowdoin has been favored in many ways, but 
particularly in the continuation of her suc- 
cesses on the athletic field. To begin in order, 
the New England Intercollegiate tennis tour- 
nament opened auspiciously in our favor, and 
although we did not win the championship in 



the singles we clearly excelled in the doubles. 
Tlie base-ball game, Wednesday afternoon, 
was exciting at no time, for we practically had 
the game from the start. Then followed the 
Interscholastic Invitation Meet, Friday, which 
was one of the most successful held in years. 
We wound up the week by a glorious victory 
over Bates, Saturday afternoon. Our team 
gave us no anxiety at any stage of the game, 
and the Orient is rejoiced to compliment the 
team as a whole, and the individuals for their 
snappy exhibition of base-ball. 



RECOMMENDATION FOR VACANCY. 

The committee on vacancies, consisting of 
Gen. Thomas H. Hubbard, Rev. E. P. Palmer, 
and D. C. Linscott, Esq., met in Boston, 
Thursday, May 28, and voted to recommend 
Kenneth C. M. Sills, '01, for instructor in 
English for the ensuing year. Mr. Sills stood 
first in scholarship in the Class of 1901. For 
the past two years, he has been assistant in 
English and graduate student in English at 
Harvard. 

The committee also promoted Mr. Ham, 
instructor in modern languages, to the assist- 
ant professorship in modern languages. In 
view of the fact that Mr. Ham had been asked 
to accept a position elsewhere, it is very grat- 
ifving to note that he will remain with us. 



CHARLES CARROLL EVERETT 
SCHOLARSHIP. 

At a recent meeting of the Faculty it was 
recommended that the Charles Carroll Everett 
Scholarship, the income of the property lately 
bequeathed to the college and estimated at 
about six hundred dollars a year, be assigned 
to Mr. Algernon S. Dyer, instructor in classics 
and English at Bowdoin. Mr. Dyer gradu- 
ated from Bowdoin in the Class of '91. He 
studied at the Harvard Divinity School, 1891- 
92, and later took a post-graduate course at the 
University of North Carolina. In 1896, he 
received his degree of A.'M. from Bowdoin, 
and in the following year he was assistant in 
Latin. During the past two years Mr. Dyer 
has been assistant in English, but will proba- 
bly resign the position now to accept the 
scholarship for the coming year. 



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INTERCOLLEGIATE PRESS MEET- 
ING. 

The Twenty-Second Convention of the 
New England Intercollegiate Press Associa- 
tion occurred on Monday, May 25, at the Cop- 
ley Square Hotel, Boston, with nineteen dele- 
gates present, representing twelve periodicals. 
The meeting in the afternoon was called to 
order at 3.15 p.m. by the president, L. L. 
Palmer of the Wesleyan Lit. After the 
report of the Secretary-Treasurer, C. F. Rob- 
inson of the BowDOiN Orient, the President 
opened a discussion of current aims and prob- 
lems of college publications which became very 
lively, and lasted until six o'clock. Many prac- 
tical ideas were developed which the editorial 
boards represented at the meeting will find 
helpful during the year. The departments 
devoted to "Exchange," "Alumni," and "Cor- 
respondence" received particular attention, and 
also the comparatively new problem of main- 
taining a weekly and a monthly in the same 
college in such a way that each will fill a place 
of its own and both will prosper. At the short 
business meeting which closed the afternoon 
session, several amendments to the Constitu- 
tion were adopted, and the following officers 
elected for the ensuing year: 

President, R. W. Keeler, Wesleyan Lit; 
Vice-President, Miss Clara S. More, Welles- 
ley Magazine; Secretary-Treasurer, W. T. 
Rowe, BowDOiN Orient; member Ex. Com., 
R. B. Pendergast, The Tech. 

In the evening occurred the annual Con- 
vention Banquet, at which the retiring Presi- 
dent, L. L. Palmer, was toast-master. 

Besides those already mentioned, the fol- 
lowing were present : 

M^iss Helene L. Buhlert^ Miss Elizabeth 
D. Conover, Wellesley Magazine and News; 
Miss Carolyn P. Nelson, Wellesley Netvs; 
Kemp Flint, Norwich U. Reveille; R. R. Ray- 
moth, Mass. A. C. Signal; R. F. Allen, Bos- 
ton U. Beacon; R. K. Morley, The Tuftonian; 
A. W. Coolidge, E. B. Armstrong, Tufts 
Weekly; Heath Moore, Amherst Lit.; ]. J. 
Reilly, J. F. Wickham, Holy Cross Purple; 
H. J. Everett, Bowdoin Orient. 



"Plato's Republic," "Translations from Lucian," 
"The Report of the Anthracite Coal Commission," 
and Commercial Relations of the United States, are 
the only accessions at the Library during the past 
week. 



COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS. 

The following members of the Class of 
1903 have been chosen as the commencement 
speakers : George Bourne Farnsworth, Wil- 
liam Morris Houghton, Selden Osgood Mar- 
tin. Clement Franklin Robinson, Scott Clement 
Ward Simpson, and Leon Valentine Walker. 



NOTICES. 

The Junior assessment for the Bugle is due 
at once. 

There will be a foot-ball meeting next 
Tuesday evening in the French Room, Memo- 
rial Hall, at 7.30 P.M. All those who intend 
to try for the team in the fall or have any 
interest in the success of the team are earnestly 
requested to be present. 

Emery Beane, Captain. 
[See Notice on page 56.] 



CAMPUS CH^T. 



Professor Woodruflf preached at Hallowell last 
Sunday. 

Webber, '06, who has been at his home ill, has 
returned to college. 

Lewis, '05, will spend the summer months in 
travelling through France. 

The baccalaureate sermon of Exeter will be 
given by President Hyde on June 14. 

Clark, '04, will clerk at the Cliff House, Cape 
Elizabeth, during the summer months. 

Rev. H. A. Jump will deliver the Commencement 
address at the New Gloucester High School. 

The invitations for the exercises of Ivy Day of 
the Class of 1904 were issued last Monday. 

McCormick, '03, who has been out the past two 
weeks on account of sickness, has returned to col- 
lege. 

The second team will play its annual game with 
Farmington High, on the latter's grounds next Sat- 
urday. 

Professor Mitchell read Lincoln's "Gettysburg 
Address" at the memorial services at Brunswick 
last Saturday. 

Haggett, '05, is soon to leave college to work as 
agent for a Bangor news company on one of the 
steamboat lines. 

Winchell, '06, entertained the members of the 
Thompson JNIandolin Club at his home last week 
with a chafing-dish party. 

President Hyde gave the commencement 
address at the Bryn Mawr preparatory school in 
Pennsylvania on May 27. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Professor Lee entertained as a guest last week, 
Mrs. Knowlton, wife of the late Attorney-General 
Knowlton of Massachusetts. 

President White of Colby has been engaged to 
preach the baccalaureate sermon at the Farmington 
Normal School, Sunday, June 7. 

The examining committee, composed of Messrs. 
Sewall, Chamberlain, Purington, Pickard and Cous- 
ins, visited the college Tuesday. 

Seavey, '05, has left college for the rest of the 
term to enter the employment of the Lynn and Bos- 
ton Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. as conductor during 
the summer season. 

Preparations are being made for a Junior Class 
banquet to take place at the Gurnet Saturday even- 
ing. The committee of arrangements is Powers, 
Coan, and M. F. Chase. 

Mr. Nason, instructor in English, has been 
appointed the "President's University Scholarship in 
English," at the Columbia. University, and will 
begin his studies there in the fall. 

G. T. Ordway, '96, now representing Perry, Cof- 
fin & Burr, banking, of Boston, is considering the 
plan of taking up his residence in Brunswick, next 
year, since his travelling centers in this vicinity. 

James P. Russell, '97, now a Senior in the Bow- 
doin Medical School, has been appointed the head 
of the newly established bacteriological and chemi- 
cal laboratory of the State at Augusta. Henry D. 
E-V4ans, '01, will be assistant. 

The Worcester medals awarded this year proved 
to be of very inferior quality and workmanship. 
Much dissatisfaction was shown with them so that 
the management had them returned and new medals 
will be sent to the successful contestants. 

The largest trees in Brunswick are several wil- 
lows on the property recently given Bowdoin Col- 
lege by the Everett estate. They girt 16 feet, four 
feet from the ground. They were stuck in the 
ground as little twigs 70 years ago. by Samuel 
Owen, who occupied the premises at that time. 

Recently Mr. Joseph Williamson, '88, was sent a 
check for his services as judge in the '68 Prize 
Speaking contest and the following day the base 
ball management received the check as a base-ball 
subscription. Mr. Williamson played ball on the 
'varsity during his four years in college and has 
always shown himself a loyal Bowdoin supporter. 

After the base-ball victory over Bates, Saturday, 
the Bowdoin students were entertained at the resi- 
dence of Mr. and Mrs. White on Main Street. Fire- 
works and the singing of college songs were indulged 
in during the early part of the evening, after which 
refreshments were served. A very pleasant time was 
enjoyed by all. 

A new exhibit at the Walker Art Building is a 
set of sixteen original pen drawings by F. O. C. 
Darley illustrating Longfellow's Evangeline. All 
the works are executed in perfect taste and har- 
mony with the subject. Particularly beautiful are 
those scenes in which the village priest passes down 
the street and in No. 11 in which the humble Arca- 
dians were forced to abandon their homes. The col- 
lege is fortunate in securing such a valuable set of 
sketches bearing as they do directly on one of Bow- 
doin's famous graduates. 



The letter from "A Custom Made Son to His 
Ready Made Father," which occurred in the Sunday 
Globe, was read by almost every one in college. The 
letter contains many truths frequently met with in 
college and there was a delightful amount of true 
college humor through it all. It is the general opin- 
ion that the "Custom-Made Son" letters will prove 
very popular with the student body. 

At the Sophomore debate in Division B last Fri- 
day the question was, "Resolved, That the college 
course should be three years instead of four." 
Affirmative, Burroughs ; negative, McCobb, Garce- 
lon. The vote on the merits of the question was 
unanimous in favor of the negative. The vote on 
the merits of the debate resulted in a tie. 

The pins recently selected as the offi'cial Orient 
design arrived last week. They are in the form of 
a small gold sun, with "The Orient, Bowdoin," 
enameled on it. Any former editor of the Orient 
who wishes may purchase one of the Business Man- 
ager. In the future every Orient editor is to 
assume a pin as soon as he is elected to the board. 

The new Hubbard Library was opened for a short 
time last Saturday morning, in order to give the 
visitors from the preparatory schools a chance to 
inspect it. Many took advantage of the opportu- 
nity offered, and although the building was not quite 
ready to receive visitors, it could be seen that the 
new library when finished will be one of the finest 
college libraries in the country. 

The first annual interscholastic prize-speaking 
contest held under the auspices of the University of 
Maine took place in the chapel at Orono, recently. 
Of the 25 preparatory schools of the State that sent 
representatives 10 were selected. Ralph W. E. 
Hunt, Westbrook Seminary, was awarded the $20 in 
gold, and J. K. Goodrich, Skowhegan High, the $10 
in gold. 

Professor E. C. Dexter of the University of 
Illinois, after an exhaustive study of the subject, 
sums up the results of foot-ball in the colleges by 
the following table. From the table it will be seen 
about one college man in ten the country over plays 
foot-ball, and the number who are permanently 
injured or die from the effects of the game is so 
small as to be practically a negligible quantity. 

This is the table : 

FOOT-BALL SEASON. 

1898. 1899. 1900. 1901. 1902. 
Male students enrolled: 

18,348 23,802 26,790 29,710 33,398 
Played foot-ball : 

2,196 2,586 2,753 2.980 3,967 
Percentage played foot-ball : 

ii.S 10.8 10.6 10 10 

Number seriously injured: 

52 67 90 76 143 
Percentage seriously injured: 

2.4 2.6 3.3 2.6 3.6 
Team : 

139 149 163 179 232 
Total male students enrolled, 210,334. 
Total played foot-ball, 22,766. 
Average percentage played foot-ball, 10.8. 
Total number seriously injured, 654. 
Average percentage seriously injured, 2.9. 
Total teams, 1,374. 



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The professors' golf tournament was held Deco- 
ration Day on the Brunswick golf links. President 
Hyde captained one team, while Professor Woodruff 
captained the other. Although President Hyde lost 
his match with Professor Woodruff. 3 up. yet his 
team was the winner, 26 to 13. Among the con- 
testants were President Hyde, Professors Dennis, 
Chapman, and Woodruff, and Eaton, '05. 



COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES. 

The program for the Bowdoin College commence- 
ment exercises as follows : 

Sunday, June 21. 
The baccalaureate sermon by the President in the 
Congregational Church at 4 p.m. 

Monday, June 22. 

The Sophomore Prize Declamation in Memorial 
Hall at 8 p.m. 

Tuesday, June 23. 

The Class Day exercises of the graduating class 
in Memorial Hall at 10 a.m., and under the Thorn- 
dike oak at 3 P.M. Promenade concert at Memorial 
Hall, 9 P.M. 

The annual meeting of the Maine Historical 
Society. Cleaveland lecture-room at 2 p.m. 

Wednesday, June 24. 

The annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa fra- 
ternity in Adams Hall at 10 a.m. 

The dedication of Hubbard Hall, the new library 
of Bowdoin College, at 3 p.m. 

At the hall : Address of presentation by Gen. 
Thomas H. Hubbard, LL.D., Class of 1857. 
Address of acceptance by the chief justice of the 
U. S., Melville W. Fuller, LL.D., Class of 1853. Li 
the Congregational Church : Dedicatory address by 
Rev. Edwin Pond Parker, D.D., Class of 1856. 

The reception by the President and Mrs. Hyde 
in Hubbard Hall, from 8 to 11 p.m. 

Thursday, June 25. 

The annual meeting of the Alumni Association in 
the alumni room, Hubbard Hall, at O.30 a.m. 

The commencement exercises of both the 
academic and medical departments in the Congre- 
gational Church at 10.30 a.m., followed by com- 
mencement dinner in Memorial Hall. 



ATHLETICS. 



Bowdoin 8, Colby 3. 
Bowdoin defeated Colby on Whittier Athletic 
Field by a score of 8 to 3, on Wednesday, May 27. 
This was the last of the three games which Bowdoin 
plays with Colby and she has won the last two. It 
was Bowdoin's game from the start. "King Bob" 
pitched the first six innings for Colby and eight hits 
were secured from him and Pugsley was put in his 
place. Five hits were made from him. Bowdoin 
started in to score in the second inning. Clark made 
a safe three-base hit, Blanchard and Johnson reached 
first on errors by Coombs and Cowing, respectively. 
Clark scored. Ely was given a walk, but was put 



out on an attempted steal to second. White got 
first on an error by Keene. Blanchard and Johnson 
scored. White stole second. Munro was out to 
Pugsley and Cox to J. Teague. In the fourth Cow- 
ing struck out. B. Teague got a single, and stole 
second. Keene got a clean two-base hit and Teague 
scored on an error. Cox could not see things go this 
way and struck out the next two men. Score, Bow- 
doin s, Colby I. Colby did not score in the fifth. 
Coffi'n got a base on balls. Clark struck out. 
Blanchard got first on errors. Johnson got a walk. 
Blanchard stole third and scored on Bly's hit. White 
was out, Coombs to Keene. In the sixth Coombs 
came up for Colby and got a single. Cowing was out. 
White to Havey. B. Teague got a single and Coombs 
scored. Keene was out on first and Teague scored 
on error. Coombs should have been out at home 
but scored on error when the side should have been 
retired. Pugsley and Teague were out first. Munro 
came up in the sixth and filed out to J. Teague. Cox 
took the first strike which was pitched and drove 
the ball far over the fence beyond right field. It 
was the feature of the game and the only trot home 
which has been seen on Whittier Field since Bryant 
did the same thing two years ago. Havey was out 
to Teague. Coffin got a walk and Clark flied out to 
Abbott. Score, Bowdoin 7, Colby 3. Craig and 
Abbott struck out in the seventh. Vail went out, 
Coffin to Havey. Blanchard got first on Vail's error. 
Johnson struck out and Bly got a clean single. 
White took a fine two-base hit, tried to make it 
worth three and was out on third, but not before 
Bly had scored. Bowdoin went to the bat only once 
more and did not score. In the last three innings 
Cox struck out six men out of eleven that came to 
the plate. Cowing in the eighth and Abbott in the 
ninth both lost on a try for second. Cox pitched a 
great game and proved himself much superior to 
Vail. With proper fielding only four hits would 
have been secured from him. Colby's outfield was, 
for the most part, good and kept the score down. 
The infield was Colby's weak point and eight errors 
were given her, only one of which belonged to an 
outfielder. Murray umpired the game and was 
severely criticised for decisions which ostensibly 
favored Colby. The attendance was large. 
Summary : 

Bowdoin. 

ab bh po a e 

White, ss 5 I I I I 

Munro, c.f S 2 o o i 

Cox, p 5 2 o I o 

Havey, ib 5 i g i i 

Coffin, 3b 4 o o 2 

Clark, l.f 4 I I o 

Blanchard, c 4 o 13 i i 

Johnson, r.f 30000 

Bly, 2b 3 2 3 2 o 

Totals 38 9 27 8 4 

Colby. 

AB BH PO A e 

Vail, p 4 I 2 4 I 

Coombs, 2b 3 I 2 2 2 

Cowing, c 4 I 5 I 

B. Teague, c.f 42000 

Keene, ib 4 I 5 o i 

Pugsley, ss 4 3 i i 



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J. Teague, l.f 4 o 3 o i 

Craig, 3b 3 o i i I 

Abbot, r.f 40210 

Totals 34 6 24 9 8 

Innings I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin o 3 o 2 i i i o o — 8 

Colby o I o 2 o o — 3 

Base-hits — Munro 2, Bly 2, B. Teague 2, Vail I, 
Coombs I. Two-base hits — Keene, White. Three- 
base hits — Cox, Clark. Home run — Cox. Struck 
out — by Cox, Vail i, Coombs i, Cowing i, • B. 
Teague i, Pugsley i, J. Teague 3, Craig 2, Abbott 
I. Total, II. By Vail, Havey i, Clark 2. By Pugs- 
ley, Johnson, Coffin. Total, 5. Hit by pitched ball — 
Craig. Bases on balls — by Vail 3, by Pugsley i, by 
Cox I, Passed ball — Blanchard i, Cowing i. 
Time — 2 hours. Attendance — 300. Umpire — Mur- 
ray. 

Bowdoin S, Bates o. 

Bowdoin won her first base-ball game of the 
season from Bates by a score of 5 to o on Garcelon 
Field, Lewiston, Saturday afternoon, May 30. The 
game was exciting and about 2,000 people were in 
attendance. The score does not indicate a close 
game. Such was, however, the case and it was not 
won until the last inning. Cox pitched a fine game 
and although the team was in a tight place several 
times he always pulled out of the hole. Bates secured 
only three hits, one of which, Allen's, was a slow 
ball and was simply a present. Blanchard caught 
an excellent game and gathered in every foul fly that 
came within reach. After the first inning Bly settled 
down and played his position well. Bowdoin's field 
was strong. Allen, the Bates shortstop, put up the 
best exhibition on his team and nothing in his terri- 
tory escaped his careful attention. Bowdoin hit 
Doe freely and but for the excellent work of the 
Bates fielders would have had a much larger score. 
Bowdoin's first scores were secured in the fourth 
inning. Cox opened up the fourth with a clean 
three-bagger in deep centre field and scored on 
Havey's long drive to left. Coffin took a single, and 
stole second. Clark got first on Bucknam's error 
and Coffin scored. In the ninth. Cox reached first 
on an error by Cole and stole second. Havey 
flied out to Bucknam. Coffin was given a 
walk. Clark got a single and Cox was forced and 
was out on third. Blanchard and Bly each got a 
single. Coffin, Clark and Blanchard scored. Bates 
got men on bases several times and two saw third. 
When this occurred, however, either sharp fielding 
or a couple of strike-outs by Cox retired the side. 
Allen attempted to score on Nichols' hit but a beau- 
tiful throw by Munro caught him at the plate and 
the best chance Bates saw for a score was spoiled. 
Bates did not get five men to the bat in any inning 
after the first and only four men in each of four 
other innings. Murray of Bangor umpired the 
game and gave much better satisfaction than he did 
when Bowdoin defeated Colby last week. 

Summary ■ 

Bowdoin. 

ab e bh pc a e 

White, ss 4 o 2 i 2 o 

Munro, c.f 4001 10 

Cox, p 4 I I 2 3 o 



Havey, ib 2 o o 9 I o 

Coffin, 3b 3 2 2 I I 2 

Clark, l.f 4 I I I I o 

Blanchard, c J 1 1 8 4 i 

Bly, 2b 4 o I 4 2 I 

Johnson, r.f 400000 

Totals 33 5 8 27 IS 43 

Bates. 

AB R BH PO A E 

Bucknam, l.f 401401 

Stone, c 3 o i S I o 

Allen, ss i o o 2 5 o 

Doe, p 3 o o 2 2 o 

Maerz, r.f 3 o o i l i 

Nichols, 3b 4 o o I o I 

Wood, 2b 4 o o I 4 o 

Cole, lb 3 o o II a i 

Dwinal, c.f 301000 

Totals 28 o 3 27 13 4 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin o o o 2 o o 3 — S 

Bates o o o o o o o o — 

Three-base hit — Cox. Struck out — By Cox, 8; 
by Doe, 5. Bases on balls — By Cox, 4; by Doe, 2. 
Double play — Wood and Cole. Umpire — Murray. 



MAINE COLLEGE STANDING. 

Per 
Won. Lost. Played. Cent. 

Bowdoin 4 2 6 .667 

U. of M 4 2 6 .667 

Colby 2 4 6 .333 

Bates I 3 4 .250 



Bowdoin Invitation Meet. 

The fifth annual invitation interscholastic meet 
of the Bowdoin College Athletic Association occurred 
on the Whittier Athletic Field on the afternoon of 
May 29. A large crowd was present and the meet 
was one of the most successful that Bowdoin has 
ever held. The events were run off promptly and 
by half-past four the meet was finished. Hebron 
was the winner of the meet and scored 27 points. 
Westbrook Seminary was a close second with 26 
points. Newman of Hebron was the individual 
champion of the meet and captured first position in 
hammer, shot and discus, thus winning 15 of 
Hebron's 27 points. Winchell of Brunswick vaulted 
9 feet 554 inches, thus beating the record of 9 feet 
5 inches, established by Dunlap of Brunswick in 
1899. This was the only record made during the 
meet. McCarthy of Lewiston was badly cut in the leg 
in the high hurdles. He did not clear his hurdle 
and struck on a nail in the hurdle when he fell. 
With the exception of Brunswick, Westbrook Semi- 
nary brought the largest crowd to the meet. 

Twelve schools were represented, they being as 
follows: Portland, Brunswick, Lewiston, Bath, 
Rockland, Edward Little of Auburn, Bangor, Brewer 
high schools, Kent's Hill, Westbrook and Oak 
Grove Seminaries, and Hebron Academy. 

The summary of points is as follows : Hebron 27, 
Westbrook Seminary 26, Brunswick high 21, Brewer 



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high II, Edward Little high of Auburn ii, Kent's 
Hill Seminary 9, Bangor high 7, Rockland high 3, 
Oak Grove Seminary 2, Portland high o, Bath high 
o, Lewiston high o. 

The summary of events : 

100-yard dash — Final heat — Won by Milliken of 
Westbrook Seminary, Doherty of Rockland, second, 
Bass of Bangor, third. Time — 10 4-5 seconds. 

220-yard dash — Final heat won^ by Milliken of 
Westbrook Seminary, . Sawyer of Hebron second, 
McVane of Oak Grove Seminary third. Time — ^23 
3-S sec. 

440-yard dash — Final heat won by Manter of 
Kent's Hill, Hall of Edward Little second, Pullen of 
Brewer, third. Time — 55 sec. 

880-yard run — Won by Hall of Edward Little. 
Spurling of Hebron second, Shorey of Brunswick 
third. Time — 2 min. 12 1-5 sec. 

Mile run — Won by Shorey of Brunswick, Decker 
of Edward Little second, Robinson of Brunswick 
third. Time — 5 min. 2 sec. 

120-yard hurdles — Final heat won by Graves of 
Westbrook Seminary, Matheas of Bangor second, 
Sargent of Brewer third. Time — 18 3-5 sec. 

220-yard hurdles. — Final heat won by Merrill of 
Brewer, Graves of Westbrook Seminary second, 
Cushman of Westbrook Seminary third. Time — 28 
1-5 sec. 

Running high jump — Won by Pennell of Bruns- 
wick, Matheas of Bangor, second, Jones of Oak 
Grove Seminary, third. Height, 5 feet, 3 inches. 

Putting 16-pound shot — Won by Newman of 
Hebron, Robinson of Hebron, second. Brown of 
Westbrook Seminary, third. Distance, 35 feet, 4!,< 
inches. 

Throwing the discus. — Won by Newman of 
Hebron, Abbott of Hebron, second, Manter of Kent's 
Hill, third. Distance 99 feet, 314 inches. 

Throwing 16-pound hammer. — Won by Newman 
of Hebron, Baker of Brewer, second. Brown of 
Westbrook Seminary third. Distance, 90 feet 8;4 
inches. 

Pole vault. — Won by Winchell of Brunswick, 
Quincy of Kent's Hill second, Sarge.nt of Brewer, 
third. Height, 9 feet, sH inches. (New record.) 

Running broad jump. — Won by Brown of West- 
brook Seminary, Pennell of Brunswick, second, 
Flanders of Brunswick, third. Distance, 19 feet, Iij4 
inches. 



MOTT HAVEN GAMES. 

The twenty-eighth annual meet of the Intercol- 
legiate Athletic Association was held last Saturday 
at Berkeley Oval, New York. It was the most 
exciting and the most desperately fought contest 
ever seen, the result hanging in the balance until the 
final event of the afternoon, the finish of the 220-yard 
dash. Last year's victors, Yale, again led with 41^ 
points with Harvard orily 14 point behind. Cornell 
was a distant third with 16 points, Princeton follow- 
ing with ii;4 and Syracuse, Amherst, Georgetown, 
Pennsylvania and Williams finishing in their 
respective order. 

Although Yale won, the decision of the judges 
who placed Moulton of Yale in second place ahead 
of Schick of Harvard, in the finals of the lOO-yard 
dash, has been protested by the Harvard manage- 
ment. Should the protest be accepted Harvard will 
be given the meet. 



The features of the meet were the plucky race 
run by Schick in the 220-yard dash, after he had 
sprained the tendon of his foot in the lOO-yard dash, 
and the record in the shot-put made by Beck of 
Yale. 

Duffy of Georgetown won the lOO-yard dash for 
the fourth consecutive time in 9 4-5 seconds. 



LoNGwooD Tournament. 

For the first time in the history of the Longwoo4 
Tennis Tournament Bowdom won first place 
in the doubles. In the singles we did not win 
a position. Some very good teams were in the tour- 
nament and it was a case of good team work that 
won. The matches were close and in the final round 
of the singles four sets were played before our team 
was beaten. 

The summary : 

INTERCOLLEGIATE SINGLES. 
Prehminary Round. 
Turner of Amherst beat Langtry of Tech 6 — 2, 

Libby of Bowdoin beat Hutchinson of Brown 
6—3, 6—4. 

First Round. 

Dana of Bowdoin beat Williams of Amerst 4 — 6, 
6—4, 6—4. 

Wise of Tufts beat Hill of Brown by default. 

Wallis of Dartmouth beat Wallace of Vermont 
6—2, 6—4. 

Lyon of Williams beat Phipps of Wesleyan 6 — 2, 
6—8. 

F. Smith of Williams beat Hutchinson of Ver- 
mont 3 — 6, 6 — I, 6 — 0. 

Jones of Tech beat Stevenson of Dartmouth 6 — 2, 
6—8, 6—2. 

Shipman of Wesleyan beat Knight of Tufts 10 — 8, 
7—5- 

INTERCOLLEGIATE DOUBLES. 

First Round. 
Bowdoin (Libby and Dana) beat Williams 
(Lyon and F. Smith) 8 — 6, 6 — 2. 

Tech (Jones and Langley) beat Amherst (Mur- 
dock and Turner) 6 — 3, 1^-6, 6^3. 
Singles — First Round. 
Williams of Amherst beat Wise of Tufts 6 — 3, 

6-4- 

Lyons of Williams beat Wallis of Dartmouth 

6—3, 6—4. 

Turner of Amherst beat Smith of Williams 6 — 3, 
6—1. 

Shipman of Wesleyan beat Jones of M. I. T. 
6—3. 6—4. 

Semi-Finals. 

Lyon of Williams beat Lyon of Williams 6 — 4, 
6-3. 

Turner of Amherst beat Jones of M. I. T. 7 — 5, 

9—7- 

Doubles — Preliminary Round. 
Brown beat Wesleyan 7 — 5, 6 — i. 
Bowdoin beat Williams 8—^, 6 — 2. 
M. I. T. beat Amherst 6 — 3, i — 6, 6 — 3. 
Brown beat Dartmouth 2—6, 9 — 7, 6—1. 
Tufts beat Vermont by default. 



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Doubles, Semi-Finals. 
^ Bowdoin (Libby and Dana) beat M. I. T. (Jones 
and Langeley) 6 — 3. 6 — ^4; Dartmouth (Wallis and 
Stevens) beat Tufts (Wise and Knight) by default. 
Finals. 
Bowdoin (Libby and Dana) beat Dartmouth 
(Wallis and Stevenson) 6 — 2, 7 — 5, 2 — 6, 6 — 2. 
Singles — Finals. 
Lyon of Williams beat Turner of Amherst 7 — 5, 
I — 6, 6 — 2, 6 — 0. 

The tennis tournament between Bowdoin and 
Amherst begins to-day. Amherst will send four 
men and a double round robin series will be played. 



ALUMN 



'sS-'gp. — The following Bowdoin alurani are 
among this year's Memorial Day orators in Maine : 
Hon. F. M. Drew, '58, of Lewiston, at Calais; Gen- 
eral Chas. P. Mattocks, '62, of Portland, at Bridgton ; 
Hon. Enoch Foster, '64, of Portland, at Bethel ; Hon. 
George M. Seiders, '72, of Portland, at Thomaston ; 
Hon. Herbert M. Heath.' 72. of Aiigusta, at Gardiner; 
Tascus Atwood, Esq., '76, of Auburn, at New 
Gloucester ; and Frank L. Dutton, Esq., '99, of 
Augusta, at Augusta. 

'60. — Mrs. Susan P. Reed, widow of the late 
Thomas B. Reed, has written a letter to Col. E. C. 
Stevens in which she says that she will procure an 
oil painting of her husband and present it to the 
State to be hung in the capitol. It will be of large 
size, forty by fifty inches. The artist will begin 
work on the painting immediately. 

'62. — General Charles P. Mattocks, of Portland, 
has accepted an invitation to make the principal 
address at the unveiling of the statue of General 
Joseph Hooker in Boston, on June 25. The commit- 
tee in charge had invited President Roosevelt to 
deliver the address, but the President was unable to 
attend, and the committee turned to Gen. Mattocks, 
who delievered a Memorial Day address in Boston 
last year. 

'96. — Henry W. Coburn has recently been elected 
first selectman of the town ot Weld, Me., where he 
resides." 



'97. — Stephen O. Andros is soon to go to Mexico 
where he has a position with a mining company. 

'99. — Roy L. Marston has been asked to fill the 
chair of forestry recently created by the Legislature 
at the University of Maine. Mr. Marston is a mem- 
ber of the Faculty of the Yale School of Forestry 
and is recognized as authority upon the subject. 
Just now he is in charge of sixteen students from 
the school, engaged to conduct experiments and to 
make investigations as to the timber supply on the 
government reservations at West Point, N. Y. 

'99. — Walter S. M. Kelley has accepted a position 
in the supervising department of the Boston and 
Mexican Gold Placer Company, located in Senora, 
Guaymus, Mexico, and expects to leave for his new 
field of labor at an early date. The mine where Mr. 
Kelley will work is located in a range of mountains 
that are a continuation of the Sierra Nevada range. 
The country is rich in gold-bearing ore, and the 
climate is exceptionally fine. 

'01. — Rev. D. Frank Atherton delivered a lecture 
on the life and influence of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 
in Georgetown. Mass., Monday, May 25. The lec- 
ture was given imder the auspices of the "Emerson 
Club" of Georgetown. 

'02. — John W. Higgins is principal of the High 
School at Sullivan, Maine. 



NOTICE. 

Brunswick, Me., June' 1, 1903. 

As it is desirable to have all books so far as ijos- 
sible in their places on the shelves in Hubbard Hall 
before the dedication, it is earnestly requested that 
all taooks not in actual use be returned by Monday, 
June 15, at latest. 

Volumes loaned to undergraduates who do not 
reside in Brunswick become due at that date, and 
tines will beo-in to accrue on such books without 
further notice unless special request for their reten- 
tion over Commencement is made of the J..ibrariau. 

It will be impracticable to circulate books between 
June 20 and June 29. After the latter date books 
will be issued from Hubbard Hall. 

The statement above is intended to replace the 
postal notices, which will not be sent out after this 
date. George T. Little, Librarian. 



SIR W^AIvTKR RAI^EIGH'S 

Heart would have been made glad could he have enjoyed 
the exquisite bouquet of the 

DON ROSA CIGAR 

Instead of the crudely cultivated and cured tobacco smoked in tlie 
pipe of the primitive Indian. 

THIS PEERLESS CIQAR IS sold by all Dealers who are fussy in the matter of QUALITY. 



SOLD BY A.l_l_ DEALERS. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



^IVY=DAY NUMBEIi.-^ 



Vol. XXXIII. 



BEUNSWICK, MAINE, JUNE 18, 1903. 



No. 8. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHKD EVERT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE TEAK 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOV^'DOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

William T. Rowe, 1904, Editor-in-Cliief. 

Harold J. Everett, 1904, .... Business Manager. 

William F. Finn, Jr., 1905, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Arthur L. .McCobb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager. 

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the commencement issue and will appear about 
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A few years ago the idea that Bowdoin's 
color was black and white seemed to be pretty 
generally held by outsiders and, possibly, even 
by some of the students. The matter was 
thoroughly discussed then, and we thought 
that it was understood by everybody that our 
color is pure white. Of late, however, the old 
notion seems to be coming into vogue again, 
and one not infrequently sees in the newspa- 
pers references to "the black and white of 



Bowdoin." The temptation to associate black 
and white together is perhaps a natural one, as 
the clear white must necessarily be set off by 
some other color, and black is the most conven- 
ient for this purpose. But black never has 
been, and we hope never will be, a part of the 
college color, and this is a fact which cannot 
be too strongly emphasized. Bowdoin is one 
of the few colleges with the single color; and 
the white of Bowdoin is as distinctive as the 
crimson of Harvard or the blue of Yale. We 
trust that it may always remain so, and that 
the pure white may be as much honored in the 
future as it has been in the past. 



To the Editor of the Orient: 

Since the base-ball championship of Maine 
has been won by Bowdoin only three or four 
times in thirty years, it would seem to be fit- 
ting that the decisive victory of the season of 
1903 should be commemorated in some perma- 
nent way. It has been suggested among the 
students that the Athletic Council appropriate 
money for the purchase of a pennant such as 
used to be given annually by the old college 
league. At the same time that the foregoing 
project is considered, I would respectfully 
suggest that the council consider the matter of 
souvenirs for the individual members of the 
champion team. At some of the big universi- 
ties, members of such teams are presented with 
gold base-balls or foot-balls, as the case may 
be, suitable for watch-chains. Why is not 
the present an auspicious chance for inaugu- 
rating at Bowdoin the same custom? The 
athletic treasury can afford it, and not even 
our opponents in athletics could object. The 
plan was considered last year, when the base- 
ball championship was won less decisively, 
and the management went so far as to get 
prices for the gold base-balls. The project 
failed at that time, however, partly from lack 
of a surplus, and partly because of the some- 
what indecisive results of the season. 

Clement F. Robinson, '03. 



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IVY DAY. 

The Ivy Day of 1904 is a thing of the past. 
It has come and gone, leaving in the minds of 
the members of the class that observed it only 
the pleasantest recollections. The beauty of 
the exercises, the large and select attendance, 
together with the successful filling of the pro- 
gram, must have given satisfaction to all. 
Particularly to the class under whose auspices 
the exercises were held will the remembrance 
of the day be lasting. The bonds of brotherly 
regard existing between the class can but be 
strengthened and rendered firm by such 
impressive ceremonies. It is one of those 
occasions when a class with common feeling 
commemorates the advancement made in the 
course, and leaves a suitable mark of friendship 
then existing, and wliich is bound to exist 
through life. As we learn from a previous 
number of the Orient, Ivy Day took its 
beginning in October, 1865, was held again in 
1874, and since then uninterruptedly until it 
has become firmly implanted. It is needless to 
expand upon its virtues as a college custom, 
but it suffices to say that some of 1904's best 
memories of college life and Junior year will 
cluster around her Ivy Day. 



IVY DAY EXERCISES. 

The Ivy Day exercises of the Class of 1904 
on Friday afternoon, June 12, were entirely 
successful. While the weather was by no 
means ideal it did not interfere materially with 
the program. Long before the hour set for 
the exercises Memorial Hall was well filled 
with friends and relatives of the Senior and 
Junior classes. Shortly after two-thirty, the 
Junior Class, headed by its marshal, Henry E. 
Beverage, marched into the hall with slow 
tread and took their seats on the stage. The 
hall was artistically decorated with the class 
colors, green and white. The programs were 
neat and appropriate, consisting of an 
engraved cover in the class colors, with the 
Bowdoin seal in gold. 

After the class took their places the follow- 
ing program was given : 



Prayer. 
Oration. 



Music. 



Music. 



George W. Burpee. 
Clyde F. Grant. 



Music. 

Poem. John M. Bridgham. 

Music 

Presentations. 

Planting Ivy. 

Mr. Grant gave a very scholarly oration. 
From the beginning his manner was pleasing 
and every sentence held the attention of the 
audience. The delivery was clear, concise, 
and forcible. The poem by John M. Bridg- 
ham has been the subject of much praise and 
was a very pleasing part of the program. 
With the close of the poem, President Merton 
A. Bryant gave a graceful and witty address, 
after which the presentations were made. He 
spoke quite touchingly to the recipients of 
their duties in receiving these gifts, and the 
responses were fitting and humorous. The 
presentations were as follows : 

Sport — long-necker — C. T. Harper. 
Carpet knight — fan — E. O. Beane. 
Politician — gavel — W. K. Wildes. 
Songster — tuning fork — H. L. Palmer. 
Popular man — wooden spoon — F. L. Put- 
nam. 

Following the presentations, the class 
marched to the south end of the Science 
Building, where the Ivy was planted by Mar- 
shal H. E. Beverage, and the exercises were 
brought to a close by the singing of the class 
ode. 

IVY ODE. 

Bowdoin 1904. 

Air, Let the Lower Lights be Burning^ 

Classmates, as we here assemble. 

Let us drive all cares away, 
Hail the present with its pleasures, 

Be the future what it may. 
Comrades are we, still united, 

Parting comes not for a year. 
Ours are still the joys of college, 

Ours the life of hope and cheer. 

To commemorate this hour 

Plant we now this ivy vine. 
May its roots find soil to nurture, 

May its arms these walls entwine. 
Till, with strength of years acquired, 

It becomes a lasting pledge 
Of our fealty to Old Bowdoin, 

Of our cherished heritage. 

— John Merrill Bridgham. 



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ORATION. 

The Choice of a College. 

Clyde F. Grant. 

One of the first questions which concerns the 
parent, as he is on the point of sending his son to 
college, is which is the best college for him to 
attend. This is very important. It should be fully 
considered. Too often the boy, throwing aside 
every other consideration, goes where his father 
went or where he has relatives or friends. 

In the choice of a college, four things should be 
considered : First, the location of the institution ; 
second, the size of the college ; third, the Faculty ; 
and fourth, the student-body. 

As for location, we may have the country college. 
Here the student is brought into direct contact with 
nature. By his long walks through the fields, pas- 
tures, and woodlands, he learns to love her. She 
teaches him that which can never be derived from 
books. She gives him consolation. 

"She glides 
Into his darker musing with a mild 
And healing sympathy that steals away 
Their sharpness ere he is aware." 

There are none of us who are not bettered and 
uplifted by the simple teachings of nature. 

Again, the country college may be said to be to a 
great extent free from moral temptation. After his 
long walk, the student returns to his room, ready for 
work. He has been inspired with a desire to do his 
best ; and since the outside attractions are few, he is 
willing to apply himself to his work and carry it 
through to a perfected end. It is also generally con- 
ceded that the personal expenses in the country col- 
lege are far less than in the city. 

In the city colleges, to be sure, the student is 
brought in contact with the best of humanity. Here 
the pulpits are occupied by the greatest preachers. 
To the cities our most eloquent lecturers bring their 
messages. It is here that we find the greatest influ- 
ences of art and every form of noble, enjoyment. It 
is here that the association of man with man is more 
intimate and formative. It is here that the student 
has an opportunity to see the greatest dramas on the 
stage, so that this part of a. man's education is not 
necessarily neglected. That the city offers more 
opportunities for boys to earn their way through 
college cannot be denied. 

Now, over against the city or countr}' situation 
may be set the suburban. We might say this 
possesses all the advantages of both combined. On 
the outside we have the country or nature : on the 
inside we have the city or the best of humanity. So 
here we find every requisite that should go to make 
a man better and to form a better character. We 
may, therefore, conclude that a suburban location is 
the best location for a college. 

The second point to be considered is the size of 
the college. There are worthy arguments for both 
the large and the small college. Both have their 
particular advantages for the ambitious youth. In 
a large college the young man is brought in contact 
with a greater number of men. His idea of human 
nature is greatly broadened. He sees nearly every 
kind of character and is shown the great variety 



of conditions of life. He forms a better knowledge 
of man and is more prepared to meet him in the 
arena of life when he goes out to take part in the 
work of the world. 

To be sure, in the large college the indolent son 
more easily sponges upon the greater number, and 
thereby succeeds in getting through his tasks with 
very little mental exertion. 

Not many years ago, it was the general idea that 
a college education consisted of a head crammed 
full of book-facts. This is far from true. The time 
when a young man is in college, is a transitional 
period from boyhood to manhood, and influences 
should be brought to bear upon him which should 
tend to form a strong, hardy, upright character. 
How may this be more easily done than by direct 
contact with his instructors? This advantage exists 
to a far greater extent in the small college than in 
the large. That an instructor can do better and 
more satisfactory work with a small class than with 
a large one is self-evident. In the small college the 
classes are likely to be small, and for this reason 
the teachers are brought into closer relationship with 
the students. 

The third element to influence one's decision is 
the Faculty. The Faculty of a college should be 
made up of good, honest, upright men. This might 
seem almost unnecessary to say, since nearly every 
college throughout the country is under the supervis- 
ion of some denomination of the Christian religion. 

We should also search for a Faculty composed 
of men who best understand their respective subjects 
and delight in teaching them. In a Faculty we must 
have men of strong, noble character, who love young 
men and whom young men can love ; so that their 
powers and strength may be absorbed and imbibed, 
thus making men better. 

The last and perhaps the most important, is the 
question of the student-body, the men with whom 
our boy is to mingle and have most to do. The 
ideal student-body, in my mind, must possess intel- 
lectuality and Christian morality. These are the 
two requisites. By intellectuality, I mean a high 
standard of scholarship ; by Christian morality the 
highest possible development of a man's moral char- 
acter. It is not always necessary for a man to be a 
member of a Christian church in order to possess 
Christian morality. Of course, we can never find a 
student-body in which there reigns supremely and 
predominantly this highest virtue. We shall always 
find those weak-minded men who apparently 
possess as little of the quality of morality as a stone 
the quality of soft moss. Yet the number of bad 
boys in college is very small compared with other 
institutions of our land. We should not allow our- 
selves to single out two or three weaklings by which 
to judge a whole student-body. 

It is the common conception that morals in col- 
lege are bad. This is generally because of the eager- 
ness of the daily press to snatch every little thing 
that happens in college so as to fill up their vacant 
columns. Again, the idea concerning the nearest 
college is always the worst because the pranks per- 
petrated there are the best known. 

Summing up our conclusions, we have for an 
ideal college, a college having a suburban location, 
small in size, having a Faculty made of honest, hon- 
orable and upright men and a student-body possess- 
ing intellectuality and Christian morality. 



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We might ask ourselves, can these requisites be 
appHed to Bowdoin? The answer comes quickly to 
our lips, "Yes." Each and every one of them can 
be applied to this dear old college. Although our 
location is not directly suburban, yet we can con- 
sider ourselves near enough to the largest city in 
Maine to derive therefrom everv advantage of city 
life. 

Who of us does not enjoy the long, inspiring 
walks amid the scenes made famous by Longfellow 
and Hawthorne? Who of us can stroll through the 
whispering pines without being touched by the virtvie 
and purity of heart of Elijah Kellogg? Who of us 
can run through our list of alumni without being 
thrilled by the fact that Bowdoin has sent many a 
man into the world of whom she may rightly be 
proud and who has been an honor to the good old 
State of Maine? How has she done this? Is it 
simply because she has had the best material? Not 
that alone. It is also plainly due to the purity of her 
surroundings, the purity of the old historic town, the 
purity of nature. 

And what of the size of our college? Surely 
Bowdoin is not so large that there is a great gulf 
fixed between Faculty and students. Here teachers 
and students intermingle freely and enjoy each 
other's confidence. And we have a Faculty of which 
we may rightly be proud. Right was one of our 
much admired alumni when he said: "Bowdoin pos- 
sesses a Faculty who are not makers of money but 
makers of men." And their endeavor is not to make 
a student religious, but to make a religious student; 
not to make a student Christian but to make a 
Christian student. 

The students of Bowdoin speak for themselves. 
Every one who knows them may be proud of their 
manly, upright character. No one dares dispute the 
fact that we have as good a student-body as any 
college would wish to possess, a student-body which 
is not only an honor to our college, but an honor to 
our State and to our country. 

"The stars shine as of old. The unchanging River 
Bent on his errand of immortal law. 
Works his appointed way 
To the immemorial sea, 

And the brave truth comes overwhelmingly home 
That she in us yet works and shines, 
Lives and fulfills herself 
Unending as the river and the stars. 

Dearest, live on 

In such an immortality 

As we, thy sons. 

Born of thy body and nursed 

At those wild, faithful breasts. 

Can give — of generous thoughts 

And honorable words and deeds 

That make man half in love with fate. 

Live on, O brave and true. 

In us, thy children." 



IVY POEM. 
The Christian Pilgrims wearied by the toil 
Of deserts crossed and barriers overcome 
In the fair country of the Beulah Land, 
Enjoyed a respite, now in sight of home; 
For the bright city in the distance seen 



Shone radiant with gems and massed gold. 

And yet they tarried, satisfied to rest 

Amid such blessings lavished manifold. 

Vineyards there were and orchards richly blest 

With every fruit that pleased the eye or taste. 

Then found they in abundance those good things 

Which they had wanted in the desert waste. 

Sweet was the air and pleasant to the smell, 

Sweet was the song of birds about the bowers. 

Constant the sun and was clear the sky. 

While day by day the earth renewed the flowers. 

The pilgrims rest and solace found, and he — 

The dreamer, who had watched them on the way — 

He knew what joy and thankfulness was theirs. 

For all the toil and self-denial which they 

Had imdergone. this was their recompense. 

When Difficulty's steep ascent is done 

Then comes a grateful interval of rest 

He only knows who worked for what he won. 

This is the day which poets long have sung, 

A day of gladness and festivity, 

A day to pause and gather from the past 

Fresh vigor for renewed activity. 

And while rejoicing reigns on every hand 

What shall we make the burden of our lay? 

Something accomplished, something high achieved, 

Such is the message of this Ivy day. 

We may not boast that learning's quest is done. 

That any perfect knowledge is attained. 

'Tis not for that we don the cap and gown. 

But if by honest effort we have gained 

Some rudiments well mastered, then the flight 

Of these three years we may not now regret. 

For "Art is long" our peerless bard has sung. 

And time must bring us toward perfection yel;. 

Three years have sped, a single one remains 

Before our student pilgrimage is done. 

A single year and the desired goal 

Toward which we long have labored will be won. 

Then sacrifice will have its meet reward. 

Grateful indeed the final joys which crown 

L'nswerving aims, uncompromised ideals, 

Harder the struggle, greater the renown. 

Bowdoin, the mother of chivalrous sons. 
Sons ever loyal, devoted to thee. 
Back through the lapse of a century run 
Thy glorious records, thy proud history. 
Plenteous tribute of verse and of song, 
This one I choose of the praise they've rendered : 
"Time touched thee only to grace and adorn." 
Riches like thine are not had for the asking. 
Thou hast not given with lavishing hand, 
. But by thy discipline taught by the asking 
Can We the worth of thy gifts understand. 
Then for all sacrifice made shall each son 
Ample requital receive as his meed — 
Richest requital. Old Bowdoin's "Well done." 
Such is thy guerdon for them that succeed. 

— John Merrill Bridgham. 



IVY HOP. 

The Ivy Hop was one of the most brilliant 
affairs of the college year. In spite of the 
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large, over seventy couples being present. 
The patronesses were Mrs. William DeWitt 
Hyde, Mrs. Alfred Mitchell, Mrs. William A. 
Houghton, Mrs. George T. Little, Mrs. Wil- 
liam A. Moody, Mrs. Franklin C. Robinson, 
Mrs. Frank E.' Woodruff, Mrs. Leslie A. Lee, 
Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell, Mrs. Flenry John- 
son, Mrs. Alfred L. P. Dennis, Mrs. Frank 
N. Whittier, Mrs. Algernon S. Dyer. 
The dances were : 

Waltz — Fortune Teller. 

Two Step — Dolly Varden. 

Waltz — An Autumn Bud. 

Two Step — Tale of the Sea Shell. 

Waltz — San Toy. 

Two Step — Under the Bamboo Tree. 

Schottische — The Cats' Quartette. 

Waltz— King Dodo. 

Two Step — Blaze Away. 

Waltz — Royal Rogue. 

Two Step — Veritas. 

Waltz — Amoureuse. 

Intermission and Supper. 

Two Step — Monkey Murmurs. 
Waltz— Valse Bleue. 

Two Step — Has Your Mother Any More Like 
You. 

Waltz — Message of the Violets. 

Two Step — Sally in Our Alley. 

Waltz: — Auf Wiedersehen. 

Two Step — In Spotless Town. 

Waltz — Dolores. 

Two Step — Under the American Eagle. 

Waltz — Nordica. 

Two Step — Military Man. 

Waltz — Dreaming. 

The committee on arrangements for the 
Ivy Day exercises and Hop was Harold W. 
Robinson, chairman ; Millard F. Chase and 
Ernest Brigham. 



SENIORS' LAST CHAPEL. 

At the close of the Junior exercises Ivy 
Day the Seniors held their last chapel. Presi- 
dent Hyde conducted the services, which were 
the most impressive of the college year. For 
the last time during their college course the 
Class of 1903 assembed as a body to enjoy the 
chapel exercises. After the services, the mem- 
bers of the class led by their marshal, Edward 
A. Dunlap, marched with lock-step from the 
chapel, singing "Auld Lang Syne." Outside 
the chapel, the ceremony was concluded by the 
cheering of the classes, to which response was 
given by the three lower classes. 



JUNIOR RECEPTION AND TEA. 

The members of the Junior Class together 
with their friends and guests were given a 
reception and tea on Ivy Day at 5.30 by Mrs. 
Henry Johnson. Professor and Mrs. Johnson 
received and the affair was a pleasing part of 
the day's program. The kindness of Profes- 
sor and Mrs. Johnson was much appreciated 
by the members of the class. 



NOTICES. 

COMMENCEMENT WEEK. 
Sunday, June 21. 
The baccalaureate sermon by the President in 
the Congregational Church at 4 p.m. 

Monday, June 22. 

The Sophomore Prize Declamation in Memorial 
Hall at 8 p.m. 

Tuesday, June 23. 

The Class Day exercises of the graduating class 
in Memorial Hall at 10 a.m., and under the Thorn- 
dike oak at 3 P.M. Promenade concert at Memorial 
Hall, 9 P.M. 

The annual meeting of the Maine Historical Soci- 
ety, Cleaveland lecture-room at 2 p.m. 

Wednesday, June 24. 

The annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa fra- 
ternity in Adams Hall at 10 a.m. 

The dedication of Hubbard Hall, the new library 
of Bowdoin College, at 3 p.m. 

At the hall : Address of presentation by General 
Thomas H. Hubbard, LL.D., Class of 1857. 
Address of acceptance by the chief justice of the 
U. S.. Melville W. Fuller, LL.D., Class of 1853. In 
the Congregational Church : Dedicatory address by 
Rev. Edwin Pond Parker, D.D., Class of 1856. 

The reception by the President and Mrs. Hyde 
in Hubbard Hall, from 8 to 11 p.m. 

Thursday, June 25. 

The annual meeting of the Alumni Association in 
the alumni room, Hubbard Hall, at g.30 a.m. 

The commencement exercises of both the 
academic and medical departments in the Congre- 
gational Church at 10.30 a.m., followed by com- 
mencement dinner in Memorial Hall. 



ATHLETIC MASS-MEETING. 

At a mass-meeting of the students at 
Memorial Hall, Tuesday evening, the follow- 
ing officers were elected : Manager of the base- 
ball team, W. F. Finn ; assistant manager, S. 
G. Haley, Jr. ; manager of the track teain, R. 
E. Hall ; assistant manager, D. B. Andrews ; 
manager of the tennis team, C. J. Donnell ; 
president of the Athletic Council, W. T. 



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Rowe ; vice-president, S. T. Dana ; secretary, 
C. B. Cook; member from 1905, W. C. Phi- 
loon; member from 1906, P. F. Chapman. 

It was also voted to amend the athletic 
constitution so as to give a man winning a 
point at Worcester or Mott Haven a "B" as 
well as those who win first or second places in 
the Maine Meet ; and to allow managers to 
wear the B's of their departments without 
restrictive lines. 



BOWDOIN THE CHAMPIONS. 

The base-ball season of 1903 has now 
passed into the annals of college history, and 
it is with a feeling of pleasure that the Orient 
takes up the subject again for the purpose of 
giving a review of the team and its work. 

In looking over the seventeen games which 
comprised the schedule, the season naturally 
falls into two divisions — the eight games with 
colleges outside of the State, and the nine 
Maine games. In the Harvard game defeat 
was expected. The Amherst defeat and two 
by Dartmouth were not expected, but perhaps 
it was a necessary factor in the season's 
"make-up" in order to awaken a more lively 
base-ball spirit and show us the necessity of 
good hard work. After the first Maine and 
Colby games the prospects were somewhat 
discouraging, but the discouragement was not 
of a helpless kind. It was of that sort which 
carries with it a determination to put forth 
every possible exertion to improve. But even 
when things looked darkest those who knew 
what Bowdoin base-ball spirit was and what it 
had achieved in the past felt confident of the 
ultimate success of the team. The results, too, 
show that that confidence was not misplaced. 

The story of the season is too fresh in the 
minds of all Orient readers to admit of any 
detailed account of the games. That we have 
defeated Maine and Colby each two out of 
three games and Bates three straight, and are 
again champions of the State of Maine — this 
is the whole story in a nut-shell. 

The three factors which more than any 
others were responsible for the success of the 
season were first the wonderful work of Cox 
in the box ; second, the hard and faithful 
training of the men ; and third, the efficient 
coaching of John Irwin. Mr. Irwin has 
proved himself to be the best base-ball coach 
Bowdoin has ever had, and we certainly hope 
that he will be with us another year. 



MEETING OF THE ATHLETIC COUN- 
CIL. 

The last meeting of the Athletic Council 
was held Saturday, June 6, in Dr. Whittier's 
office. On the recommendation of the cap- 
tain and manager track B's were granted to 
Nutter, Bates, Denning, Rowe, Weld, Clark, 
Gray, Webb, Towne, Thompson, and Dunlap ; 
tennis B's were granted to Libby, L. Dana, 
Pratt, S. Dana, and Fessenden. Owing to the 
provision in the Constitution that a man must 
win a first or second in the Maine track meet 
and also make the Worcester team in order to 
earn his B, the Council did not feel at liberty 
to grant the B to Jenks, but it passed a vote 
of appreciation of his good work. Permission 
was given both Jenks and Hunt to have their 
pictures taken with the track team. 

The principal other business of the meet- 
ing was the nomination of candidates for the 
various managers and assistant managers. 
The following men were nominated : For man- 
ager of the tennis team, Donnell and Bur- 
roughs, alternate, Hamilton ; for manager of 
the base-ball team, Finn and Pinkham, alter- 
nate Brett ; for assistant manager. Porter and 
Haley, alternate P. F. Chapman ; for manager 
of the track team, Hall and R. Gushing, alter- 
nate W. Gushing ; for assistant manager. Hoi- 
man and D. B. Andrews, alternate Knowlton. 



NOTICE BY HISTORY DEPARTMENT. 

In the first term next year a new course 
will be offered in place of History 10, open to 
Seniors and, with the consent of the instructor, 
to a limited number of Juniors. This course 
will deal with Problems of Colonial Adminis- 
tration. A brief review of the history of mod- 
ern colonization will be given, together with a 
statement of condition of the colonial empires 
of the present day. Several of the chief prob- 
lems incident to the government and adminis- 
tration of colonial dependencies will be dis- 
cussed, special emphasis being laid on the 
British Empire, and the question of colonial 
administration by the United States will be 
studied. This course will probably not be 
given in 1904. No previous courses in his- 
tory will be required for admission. In the 
second term History 11 (American Govern- 
ment) will be given as this year and will be 
open only to men who have had three terms of 
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isfied the instructor that they are equipped to 
take the course. Any men who have not tal^en 
American History this year but who wish to 
take the course in American Government next 
year should see the instructor in regard to pre- 
paratory reading. In the third term History 
13 (Municipal Government) will probably be 
repeated and the present History 12 (Ameri- 
can Diplomacy) will be dropped from the cur- 
riculum. Under ordinary circumstances His- 
tory 13 can be taken only by those who have 
taken History 11. All of these courses will. 
according to the new schedule, come at 9.30 
A.M. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. 



CAMPUS C]-\f\T. 



Mr. Nason attended the graduating e.xercises at 
Kent's Hill, Tuesday, June 9. 

A set of 100 views of English churches has been 
added to the Art Building. 

Jackets with "B's" instead of sweaters will be 
given to this year's base-ball team. 

President Hyde delivered the baccalaureate se; 
men at Exeter Academy, last Sunday. 

Hereafter the Art Building will be closed from 
12.30 until 1.30 instead of 12 to i o'clock as formerlv. 

Co.x, '04, was elected captain of the base-ball 
team last "Tuesday, and Rowe, '04, captain of track 
team. 

Giles, 1900, who has just returned from the 
Philippines, was on the campus last week, visiting 
friends. 

Holmes, igoo, who is attending the General Theo- 
logical Seminary, New York, was on the campus 
last week. 

The Library Club enjoyed a sail down tire New 
Meadows River Saturday evening and a banquet at 
the Gurnet House. 

A new picture, Hezekiah Packard, has been hung 
in Memorial Hall. Mr. Packard was a former 
trustee of the college. 

The trustees of the Alaine Central Institute, Pitts- 
field, have received pledges of $33,000 toward a pro- 
posed $50,000 fund for the school. 

President Hyde is having a camp built at the 
Crow's Nest, Moosehead Lake, where he will spend 
the coming summer with his family. 

Professor Woodruff delivered the sermon before 
the members of the Senior Class of the Houlton 
High School Sunday evening, June 7. 

Many compliments were heard about the tasty 
programs furnished at the Ivy Hop. - Thej' were 
green leather with a gold "B" on the cover. 

Mr. Nason has tendered his resignation as assist- 
ant in English in order that he may accept the 
scholarship in English at Columbia University. 



The Beta Theta Pi fraternity holds its annual 
convention at Put-in-bay, Ohio, July 16 to 20. L, C. 
Whitmore, '03. and K. H. Damren have been 
appointed delegates. 

Owing to the necessity of preparing the new 
library building, Hubbard Hall, for its dedication, 
visitors cannot be admitted during the period 
between June 13 and 22. 

The team representing Alpha Delta Phi met the 
Beta Theta Pi team on the Delta, Monday. The 
Alpha Delts won out by the score of 19 — 11. The 
features were Martin's fielding at short and Dun- 
lap's hitting. The Alpha Delt battery was Childs, 
Hodgson and Dunlap ; the Betas, Mayo, Morrill and 
Norton. 

The Sophomores have rbos'n editors for next 
year's Bugle as follows : Stanley P. Chase, Portland. 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, editor-in-chief; James A. 
Clarke, Damariscotta Mills, Zeta Psi. business man- 
ager ; George A. Foster, Bangor, Alpha Delta Phi, 
Charles B. Cook, Portland, Psi Upsilon, Edwin 
LaF. Harvey, Bethel, Theta Delta Chi, Arthur L 
McCobb, Boothbay Harbor, Delta Upsilon, Wm. F 
Finn, Jr.. Natick, Mass., Kappa Sigma, William J. 
Norton. Westbrook. Beta Theta Pi, Herbert S. Hill, 
Westbrook, non-fraternity, associate editors. 



ATHLETICS. 

THE AMHERST-BOWDOIN TENNIS TOUR- 
N.AMENT. 

The first tennis tournament between Bovv- 
doin and .\mherst occurred on Thursday, Friday 
and Saturday of last week. The Amherst team 
was victorious by a score of 12 to 7 points. A 
double round-robin series was played, the total ntim- 
ber of points being twenty. The last match in the 
singles between S. Dana and Murdock was called off 
by mutual agreement. Amherst sent a fine team of 
four fellows who were in excellent physicial condi- 
tion and who possessed the endurance necessary to 
win. Turner and Weed deserve especial credit for 
their good work. Bowdoin's team was in bad condi- 
tion physically, and not a man played the tennis which 
he is capable of playing. Captain Libby and Luther 
Dana were both in poor shape during the tourna- 
ment. Pratt and S. Dana played good tennis, but 
the best individual work was done by Luther Dana. 
Although he lacked endurance he played a heady 
game and exhibited remarkable grit. Libby and Dana 
played the same men from whom they won the inter- 
collegiate doubles at Longwood. It is quite probable 
that a tournament with Amherst will hereafter be 
one of the regular athletic events of spring term at 
Bowdoin. 

Summary. 
Doubles. 

Libby and S. Dana of Bowdoin beat Weed and 
Williams of Amherst. 6 — 3, 4 — 6, 6 — 3. 

Murdock and Turner of Amherst beat Pratt and 
S. Dana of Bowdoin, 4 — 6, 6 — 3, 6 — i. 



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Williams and Weed of Amherst beat Pratt and S 
Dana of Bowdoin, 6 — o, 6 — 4. 

Murdock and Turner of Amherst beat Libby and 
L. Dana of Bowdoin, 8 — 6, 6 — 3. 

Singles. 

Murdock of Amherst beat Pratt of Bowdoin. 
6 — 4, 6 — I. 

Turner of Amherst beat S. Dana of Bowdoin, 
6—3, &— I. 

Weed of Amherst beat Libby of Bowdoin, 2 — 6, 
6—4, 6 — I. 

L. Dana of Bowdoin beat Williams of Amherst, 
6—0, 6—3. 

Pratt of Bowdoin beat Williams of Amherst, 
3—6. 6—3. 6—1. 

Turner of Amherst beat Libby of Bowdom, 9 — 11, 
6 — 4. 6 — 4. 

S Dana of Bowdoin beat Murdock of Amherst. 
6—4, 6—2. 

L. Dana of Bowdoin beat Weed of Amherst. 
6 — 4. — 6, 9 — 7. 

IJbby of Bowdoin beat Murdock of Amherst, 

7—5. 6~ 4- 

Williams of Amherst beat S. Dana of Bowdom. 
6 — 3. 6—3. 

Weed of Amherst beat Pratt of Bowdom. 6—3, 
6—4. 

Turner of Amherst beat L. Dana of Bowdom. 
6—4, 2—6, 6—1. 

Weed of Amherst beat S. Dana of Bowdoin. 
7 — '^, I — 6, 6 — 3. 

Turner of Amherst beat Pratt of Bowdoin, 8—6, 

6—3. 

Libby of Bowdoin beat Williams of Amherst. 

6—4, 6—3. 

Columbia s, Bowdoin 4. 

Umpire Flavin of Portland and the Columbia 
base-ball team defeated Bowdoin on Whittier Field 
Friday, June 5, by a score of 5 to 4. Never before 
on Whittier Field' has an umpire so plainly made a 
team a present as did Flavin when he distributed 
gifts to the Columbia men. singly and collectively. 
Nearly every person present was disgusted at his 
decisions, and the Columbia team was unanimous in 
the opinion that the game was given them. 

Mr. Flavin comes from Portland. It is rumored 
that he used to play on the Murphy Balsams or some 
such team. . . 

There had been several questionable decisions 
before the ninth inning, but they had been allowed to 
pass without much being said about them. In the 
ninth, however, the trouble began. O'Neil hit a foul 
rly that fairly fell into Blanchard's glove. Elias fol- 
lowed suit and two men were out with the score 4 
to 4. Tyler hit a pop fly that Coffin ought to have 
had, but he was too sure of it and dropped the ball. 
Tyler accordingly reached first. Weeks came to the 
bat in place of Tilt. The first ball was a strike. 
Tyler attempted to steal second and Blanchard threw 
to Bly. . ^ . . 

Umpire Flavin was slow about giving a decision 
and Bly thinking he had the man out took off his 
glove and stai'ted in home. Cox, Munro and Havey 
followed suit, the ball lying on the diamond near the 
pitcher's box. where Bly had thrown it after he 
touched the man. Then came the umpire's decision. 



"safe at second." Instantly the runner was on his 
way to third, with not a Bowdoin man to oppose 
him. Capt. Havey got his men together before he 
could reach home. But Weeks hit safely and Tyler 
scored. Taber flied out to Munro. This left the 
score 5 to 4 in favor of Columbia. 

Bowdoin now took her turn at the bat. Munro 
hit to Goodman, who fumbled. Cox flied out to 
Elias. Havey hit one over third, which looked like 
a safe hit, but it was declared a foul. He then 
struck out. In the meantime. Munro was caught 
trying to steal second, and the game went to 
Columbia. 

Apart from this the game was of ordinary inter- 
est. In the first inning Taber struck out. Goodman 
got a two-base hit and Coffin's error put 
him on third. Bloomfield singled which brought 
Goodman in. He stole second and third and scored 
on a sacrifice by Joj'ce to Munro. Frambach got a 
two-base hit but was left on his base, O'Neal having 
flied out to Munro. Cox and Havey got hits but 
did not score. In the second inning Elias and Tyler 
got hits but Cox caught Tyler napping at first. Elias 
took third and Tilt struck out. 'Taber took a single 
and Elias scored. Goodman sent a high fly to the 
field. Cox made a long run and gathered it in mak- 
ing the prettiest individual play of the game. No 
more scores were made until the fifth inning. White 
reached first on Goodman's error. Munro got a 
single and Cox a two-bagger which scored White and 
Munro. Havey hit to Joyce who put Cox out. threw 
second and caught Havey. Coffi'n was out Taber to 
Bloomfield. In the sixth an error, two stolen bases, 
a passed ball and Bly's sacrifice netted Bowdoin two 
more runs. Columbia also scored once in the sixth 
and the score was 4 to 4. The seventh inning saw 
six men at the bat. Bowdoin was out in one, two, 
three order in the eighth. Havey made an unassisted 
double play. Goodman and Bloomfield also made a 
double ; Havey flied to Goodman, who threw first 
and caught Cox. Thus matters stood when the ninth 
inning, which has been rehearsed, was reached. 

Lewis pitched a good game and considering that 
he has pitched but little this year, his work may 
safely be called remarkable. 

The score : 

COLUMHIA. 
AB R BH TB PO A E 

Taber, 2b 5 2 2 2 i 3 

Goodman, ss .4 i 2 3 4 I 3 

Bloomfield, ib 4 i i i 6 2 

Joyce, 3b 4 o o o i 2 i 

Frambach, c 4 i 2 3 8 i 

O'Neil, c.f 4000100 

Elias, r.f 4 i i i 2 

Tyler, p 4 i i i 2 

Tilt, l.f 3 o o o 3 o o 

Short, l.f o o o o I o o 

Weeks* i o i i o o 

37 5 10 12 27 9 9 
*Batted for Tilt in the ninth inning. 

BownoiN. 

AB R BH TB PO A E 

White, ss 5 I o o o 

Munro, c.f 5 i i ' 5 o o 

Cox. r.f 5 o 3 4 I o 



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Havey, ib 5 o i i 12 o 

Coffin, 3b 4 o o o o 2 2 

Clarke, l.f 4 i o 3 o o 

Blancbard, c 3 i i i 6 2 o 

Bly, 2b 4 o o o o 3 o 

Lewis, p 3 o o o o i o 

Totals 38 4 6 7 27 8 2 

Innings I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Columbia 2 i o o o i o o 1—5 

Bowdoin o o o 2 2 o o o — 4 

Two-base hits — Goodman, Frambach, Cox. 
Stolen bases — Bloomfield 2, White, Cox, Clarke 2, 
BJanchard, Bly. Sacrifice hits — Joyce, Bly. Fir.st 
base on balls — by Tyler, Blanchard, Lewis. Struck 
out — by Tyler, White, Munro, Havey, Clarke, 
Blanchard, Bly, Lewis 2. By Lewis, Taber, Fram- 
bach, Tilt 2. Double plays — Joyce to Taber to Bloom- 
field; Goodman to Bloomfield; Havey unassisted. 
Passed balls — Frambach. Time — 2.10. Umpire — 
Flavin of Portland. Attendance — 500. 

Bowdoin 8, Maine 4. 

Bowdoin easily defeated Maine at Maplewood 
Park, Wednesday afternoon, by the score of 8 to 4, 
in the third game of the championship series. 
Throughout the entire game the team played fast, 
snappy ball and showed an unusual steadiness at 
critical moments ; they also showed a great improve- 
ment in batting and that they are rapidly regaining 
their old form in that respect. The work of the 
Maine team was also characterized by snappy ball 
playing ; at the bat, however, they were lamentably 
weak and at no time were they able to connect with 
Cox's curves. At times when hits meant runs, 
especially in the second inning when the bases were 
full, they were absolutely unable to hit the ball 
safely. For Bowdoin, Coffin, White and Bly did the 
best work. For Maine Veazie and Chase excelled in 
the field. At the bat Cox, Havey, and Blanchard 
did the best work for Bowdoin, each man getting 
two pretty singles- 

The most prominent feature of the game was 
the pitching of Cox. During the entire game he 
allowed but six hits of which two should have been 
put outs. At critical moments he showed that he 
had complete control of the ball and puzzled the 
Maine batters by his curves so that they were una- 
ble to hit safely. 

The game began at 3.30 with Bowdoin at the bat. 
White, the first man up, received a base on balls. 
Munro received a free pass advancing White. Cox 
sacrificed putting White on third and Munro on 
second. Havey sent out a pretty single scoring 
White and Munro. Coffin and Clarke struck out 
retiring the side. Veazie, the first man up for 
Maine, went out on Coffin's assist. Mitchell went 
out on a foul tip to Blanchard. Collins sent the 
sphere into right field and reached third before John- 
son could recover it. Larrabee struck out, retiring 
the side without score. _ Score — Bowdoin 2, Maine o. 

In the second inning Bowdoin went out in one, 
two, three order. For Maine Thatcher went out on 
Ely's assist. Violette reached first on Havey's 
excusable error. Chase singled scoring Violette. 
Bird received a pass to first and stole second. Frost 
struck out. Veazie reached first on a fielder's 



choice and INIitchell flyed out to Cox, ending the 
inning. Score — Bowdoin 2, Maine i. 

In the third inning,' Cox singled after two were 
out. Havey was hit by a pitched ball. Coffin 
singled to right field and by quick work Mitchell 
caught Cox at the plate. Maine failed to score in 
her half having the score: Bowdoin 2, Maine i. 

In the fourth inning Bowdoin began to solve 
Frost's curves. Clarke sei>t out a three-bagger and 
scored on Blanchard's single. Bly singled advancing 
Blanchard to third. Johnson reached first on an 
infield hit. White singled into center field, scoring 
Blanchard and Bly. Munro, Cox and Havey went 
out in order. Chase, the first man up for Maine, 
reached first on Blanchard's error. Bird singled 
advancing Chase to third. Frost reached first on 
White's error and Chase and Bird scored. The next 
three men went out in order. Score — Bowdoin S, 
Maine 3. No further scoring was done on either 
side until the eighth inning. 

In the eighth, Bowdoin failed to score in her half. 
For Maine, Violette laced out a three-bagger. Chase 
was hit by a pitched ball. Bird hit the ball to Cof- 
fin who threw to Bly, getting Chase at second. Bly 
threw to Blanchard who caught Violette at the plate 
by a yard, but Murray who had been off color during 
the entire game called the man safe. Violette in the 
meantime hurt himself internally and was carried off 
the field. Frost sacrified and Veazie flyed out to 
Coffin retiring the side. Score — Bowdom 5, Maine 
4. In the ninth, Johnson got a base on balls. White 
sacrificed. Munro walked and Cox singled, scoring 
Johnson and Munro. Havey singled, scoring Cox. 

The next two men went out in order, retiring 
the side. Maine did not score in her half, leaving 
the final score 8-T-4 in favor of Bowdoin. 

Score : 

Bowdoin. 

AB H PO A E 

White, ss 3 I 4 2 I 

Munro. c.f 3010a 

Cox, p 4 2 I 2 

Havey, ib 4 2 8 i i 

Coffin, 3b 4 I 3 S 2 

Clark, l.f 5.1 o o 

Blanchard, c 5 2 6 2 i 

Bly. 2b 4 I 3 2 I 

Johnson, r.f 3 i i o o 

Totals 35 II 27 14 6 

Maine. 

AB H PO A E 

Veazie, 2b 50220 

Mitchell, r.f., c.f 52210 

Collins, lb 5 I 7 

Larrabee, l.f 40100 

Thatcher, ss 4 o 3 3 2 

Violette. c 4 i 6 o 

Chase, c.f., c 3 i 5 o 

Bird, 3b 3 I I I I 

Frost, p 3 o o 2 o 

McDonald, r.f o o o o o 

Totals 36 6 27 9 3 

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Scoring Bowdoin . . . . 2 o 3 o o o o 3 — 8 
Scoring Maine o i o 2 o o o i o — 4 



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Runs — White Munro 2, Cox, Clark, Blanchard, 
Ely, Johnson, Violette 2, Chase, Bird. Three-base 
hits — Clarke. Collins. Violette. Struck out — by Cox 
5, by Frost 5. Bases on balls — by Cox, by Frost 5. 
Hit by pitched ball — Havey, Larrabee, Chase. 
Time — i h. 45 min. Umpire — Murray. 

BowDOiN 15, Bates 3. 

Bowdoin clinched her claim on the base-ball 
. championship for the season of 1903 by defeating 
Bates on Garcelon Field at Lewiston by a score of 
15 to 3, on Wednesday, June 10. It was a great 
game to win and Bates was given the soundest 
drubbing she has had in years. Up to the eighth 
inning the score was two to one in favor of Bates, 
but the crowd of Bowdoin supporters were cheer- 
ing lustily and the old Bowdoin songs were sung 
again and again. Bates scored in the first inning. 
Bucknam, the first man up, was given his base 
on balls, stole second and third, scoring 
on Allen's clean single. Blanchard caught Allen 
on second and Havey put Doe out on first. 
Stone had struck out and the side retired. 
In the second inning Nichols got first on an 
attempted put-out at third and scored on a wild 
throw. Bowdoin did not score until the fourth. 
Cox reached second on Towne's error and hits by 
Havey and Coffin put him across home plate. Thus 
it stood up to the eighth and then came the avalanche 
of hits which covered Bates completely from sight. 
The Bowdoin rooters went wild. The championship 
was won beyond a doubt. They sang and yelled 
and shouted ; they stamped and waved their arms. 

Score after score came in and a Bowdoin crowd 
has not rejoiced in two years as the crowd rejoiced 
that day on Garcelon Field. Doe had apparently 
gone to pieces and Bates stock had the worst "bear 
fever" it had suffered in years. Cox was the first 
man at the bat in this inning and got first on a single. 
Havey followed with another. Coffin was given a 
walk. Clarke came up with the bases full and made 
a clean single, bringing in Cox and Havey. Blanch- 
ard reached first on an attempted put out. Coffin 
scored and Clark was put out at the plate. Bly 
made a hit. Johnson got a hit and scored Blanch- 
ard. White came up with two men on bases and 
knocked one to ■ Cole on first. Cole fumbled and 
White was safe. The bases were full and "Dan" 
Munro stepped to the bat, made a hit to center field, 
scorning Blanchard and Johnson. Cox came up for 
the second time and took his second hit. Bucknam 
tried to put White out at the plate but threw wild. 
White and Munro scored and Cox went to third. 
Eight runs had been scored and Captain Stone was 
wild. Doe was clearly of no use and Towne 
exchanged places with him without taking time to 
warm up. Havey and Coffin filed out to Allen and the 
famous half for Bowdoin was closed. Three men 
came up for Bates in this inning. Towne struck out ; 
Cole and Maerz were put out on first by Havey. 
Bowdoin was at the bat again. In the eighth she 
had secured seven clean hits from Doe and it was 
now her opportunity to see what she could do with 
Towne. Clarke came up and filed out. Blanchard 
got his base on halls and Bly reached first on Allen's 
error. Johnson got a single and scored Blanchard. 
White got a hit and Bly scored. Johnson was put 
out at the plate. Munro got a hit and Cox followed 



with a clean drive which landed him on third. 
Havey was hit by a pitched ball and took first. 
Clarke took another single. Cox and Havey scored. 
Coffin filed out to Maerz and Bates went to the bat 
for the last time. The game was won and she knew 
it. Pandemonium reigned in the grand stand and 
every Bowdoin man was too happy to keep still or 
quiet. Four singles and a three-base hit had scored 
Bowdoin six runs. Bowdoin's opportunity had 
proved to be her privilege and the score stood 15 to 
2 in her favor. Bucknam came up for a hit, but 
was caught at second. Cox wore a Happy Hooligan 
smile when his old friend, Allen, came to the bat. 
He put two over and Allen did not hit. Cox asked 
the umpire for the new ball. "Here, Charley," he 
said, "you can see this new ball and I'll just toss it 
to you." He did and Allen made a home run. Doe 
came up, knocked the ball to Havey and Bates saw 
her last chance for a score disappear. For six 
innings Bates saw her men go out in order. Twice 
four men came to the bat and once five, or thirty- 
one men in all. Cox had the Bates team at his 
mercy and struck out eigh't men. 
The score : 

Bowdoin. 

ab r bh pc a e 

White, ss 6 2 i 3 i i 

Munro, c.f 6 23100 

Cox, p 6 3 2 o I o 

Havey, ib S 2 2 12 i 

Coffin, 3b 6 I 3 o 3 o 

Clark, l.f 6 o 2 o o 

Blanchard. c 5 2 o 8 2 i 

Bly, 2b 5 2 2 3 S o 

Johnson, r.f 4 i 2 o o 

Total 49 15 17 27 13 2 

Bates, 

ab r bh po a e 

Bucknam, l.f 2 i i 2 i o 

Stone, c 4 o o 7 i o 

Allen, ss 4 i 2 4 2 i 

Doe, p., c.f 400171 

Wood. 2b 3 o 2 5 o 

Nichols, 3b 2 I o o o 

Towne, c.f., p 3 o o o i 

Cole, lb 3 o o 12 I 

Maerz, r.f 3 o o i i 

Total 29 3 5 27 16 6 

Bowdoin o o i o o 8 6 — 15 

Bates I I o o o o i — 3 

Earned runs — Bowdoin 8, Bates 2. Three-base 
hits — Cox. Home run — Allen. Stolen bases — 
White, Munro 2, Havey, Bucknam 2. Double 
plays — White to Bly to Havey. First base on balls — 
by Cox, Bucknam ; by Doe, Coffin, Blanchard. Hit 
by pitched ball — Havey. Struck out — by Cox, Stone, 
Doe, Wood. Towne 2, Cole, Maerz 2, by Doe, Clark 
2, Blanchard. Time — 2.00. Umpire — Dunn. Attend- 
ance — 1. 000. 

BownoiN 12, Bates 5. 

Bowdoin won the Ivy Day game from Bates by a 
score of 12 to 5, Friday forenoon, June 12, on Whit- 
tier Field. This gave Bowdoin all three games with 
Bates and made the seventh consecutive victory over 
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played this season. It was evident from the first 
that Bowdoin would win. Oakes pitched a fine 
game, while Towne was freely hit. In the third 
inning the. whole team seemed to go to pieces and 
Bowdoin made seven runs. Allen and Stone did by 
far the best individual work for Bates. 

Bucknam went to the bat for Bates and struck 
out. Stone got his base on balls. Allen got first on 
Ely's error. Doe took a single and Bucknam 
scored. Wood and Nichols were out on foul plays 
to Blanchard. White and Munro were the first men 
up for Bowdoin and Towne let them both walk to 
first. Cox took a single. Havey got to first on an 
error and White scored. Cofiin flied to center field 
and Munro scored on the throw in. Clarke hit out 
to Doe. In the next three innings Bates had eleven 
men at the bat, got one single and one two-base hit. 
but did not score. Bowdoin was out in order in the 
second. The third, however, it was entirely indiffer- 
ent. Cox, Havey. Bly, Clarke and Oakes all landed 
safe hits. Bates made two errors ; Coflin and Blanch- 
ard were given their bases on balls but did not force 
in any scores. Twelve men came to the bat and seven 
scored. Two were left on bases. In the fifth Allen's 
three-base hit and Doe's single gave Bates two 
runs. Bowdoin scored three times in the fifth. 
Eight men came to the bat ; Coffin and Clarke took 
singles and Cox a two-base hit. Errors by Wood 
and Allen gave two men first base. Bowdoin did 
not score again. Bates scored twice in the seventh. 
Errors by Bly and Coffin put Bucknam and Stone 
on bases and Allen's single scored them. Doe flied 
out to Havey. Wood struck out and Nichols was 
out, White to Havey. Bates had seven men at the 
bat in the two last innings, but did not score. 
Bates had no show from the first and was outplayed 
in every point. Bowdoin's hitting was the feature 
of the game. Cox played rght field and did good 
work. The game finishes Bowdoin's base-ball season 
of 1903. 

The score ; 

Bowdoin. 

ab bh po a e 

White, s S I 4 I 

Munro, c.f 4 o .1 i i 

Cox, r 5 3 4 o o 

Havey, i 4 i 9 o o 

Coffin, 3 4 2 2 I I 

Clarke, l.f 55000 

Blanchard, c 4 o 4 o o 

Bly, 2 4 2 4 4 2 

Oakes, p 5 i o i o 

Totals 40 13 27 II 5 

Bates. 

ab bh po a e 

Bucknam, l.f 5 o o o i 

Stone, c 3 2 6 o 

Allen, s 4 2 I S 2 

Doe, 1 5 2 10 o o 

Wood, 2 4 o 2 2 2 

Nichols, 3 4 2 2 2 

Towne, p 3 i o 2 o 

Maerz, r 4 o o i o 

Dwinal, c.f 4 i 3 o i 

Totals 36 8 24 12 8 



Innings I 2 3 4 5 6 7 89 

Bowdoin 2 7 o 3 o o o — 12 

Bates I o 2 o 2 o — 5 

Runs earned — Bowdoin 5, Bates 2. Runs made — 
White 2, Munro 2, Cox, Havey 2, Coffin, Clarke, 
Blanchard, Bly, Oakes. Bucknam, Stone 3, Allen. 
Two-base hits — Cox, Stone. Sacrifice hit — Havey. 
Stolen bases — White, Bly. Havey 2. First base on 
balls — White, Munro, Coffin, Blanchard, Bly, Stone, 
Allen, Towne. First base on errors — Bowdoin 5, 
Bates 3. Left on bases — Bowdoin 10, Bates 7. 
Struck out — By Oakes, Wood, Towne, Maerz ; by 
Towne, Coffin, Bly, Oakes. Double plays— Munro 
to Bly; Allen to Doe to Stone. Hit by pitched 
ball — Havey. Time — 2 h. 5 m. Umpire — Tooth- 
aker. Attendance — 275. 



ALUMN 



'69 and '81. — At the recent Universalist State 
Convention held in Portland, Rev. H. S. Whitmari, 
'69, and J. W. Manson, '8i, were elected vice-presi- 
dents of the association. 

'74. — Rev. J. N. Lowell of Haverhill died at his 
residence in that city Friday, May 29, at the age of 
53, being pastor of the West Congregational Church 
of that place. Rev. Mr. Lowell was a native of 
Newlnn-g, Ale. After his graduation from Bowdoin 
in '74 he studied theology at Yale and Andover and 
was ordained in 1877. 

'96. — Ralph W. Leighton of Mt. Vernon and 
Miss Mary B. Ward of Augusta, daughter of Mrs. 
Minnie B. Ward, were united in marriage in Bruns- 
wick, Monday, by Prof. Henry L. Chapman of Bow- 
doin College. Both are graduates of the Cony High 
School, and Mr. Leighton graduated from Bowdoin 
in '96. Later he studied law in the office of Heath 
& Andrews and was admitted to the bar four years 
ago. James Dolliver of Boston, formerly of 
Augusta, attended the groom as best man, and the 
bridesmaid was Miss Josephine T. Ward of 
Augusta, sister of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Leighton 
win reside in Mt. Vernon. 

•gg._F. C. Phillips of North Troy, Vt., and Jes- 
sie Noble were married at North Troy last Tues- 
day, June 9. Mr. Phillips is principal of North 
Troy High School. 

'99. — One of the most brilliant social events of 
the present season at Lewiston was the Pratt- White 
wedding which was solemnized at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. H. L. Pratt on the evening of June 3. The 
bride was Miss Anna Hayden Pratt, and the groom 
Wallace H. White, Jr.. '99. The officiating clergy- 
man was Rev. P. F. Marston, '88: the best man, 
John H. White. '01. while among the ushers were 
Thomas C. White, '03, and Don C. White, '05. 

1900. — Islay F. McCormick has recently been 
elected principal of Bridgton Academy. 

1900. — Albro L. Burnell of Portland, who went 
to the Philippines two years ago, is now touring in 
China and Japan. Mr. Burnell went to the East 
with a party of teachers. He taught in the islands 
for two years and is now on a three months' vaca- 
tion. He will return to the islands for another year 



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of teaching, after which he will visit his relatives 
at home. 

M. 1900. — The marriage of Dr. Henry K. Stin- 
son and Miss Maude Louise Sanborn was solemn- 
ized at Augusta, June 2d. Miss Sanborn is a 
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Bigelow T. Sanborn of 
that city. 



OBITUARY. 

'96. — -Jerre Hacker Libby died at his home in 
Fort Fairfield, June 8, after an illness of about two 
years of consumption. His death is the first break 
in the ranks of his class of which he was the perma- 
nent president. He was born in Fort Fairfield, 
November 24, 1875, and prepared for college in his 
native town and at Fryeburg Academy. He was one 
of the best athletes of his time in college, rowing on 
his class crew and playing end for two years on the 
'varsity eleven. After graduation he studied law 
and was admitted to the bar in 1899. He was on 
the school board of Fort Fairfield. Last fall he 
went to California, but the battle for health was a 
hopeless one, and he returned to his home a few 
weeks ago. Mr. Libby was a young man of many 
splendid qualities, strong of character, always mod- 
est, and with a lovable disposition which made him 
very popular in his class. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of the K.-\prA, June 9, 1903. 

Whereas, We have learned with the deepest sor- 
row of the untimely death of our beloved brother, 
Jerre Hacker Libby, of the Class of i8g6, be it 

Resolved, That the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsi- 
lon Fraternity mourns the loss of a true and loyal 
brother whose life has been an honor to the Frater- 
nity; and be it further 

Resolved, That, bending with sorrow before the 
decrees of an all-wise Providence, the Chapter 
extends its most sincere and heart-felt sympathy to 
the bereaved relatives and friends of the deceased. 

Samuel Trask Dan,\, 

Philip James Perkins Fessenden, 

James Wing.\te Sewall, Jr., 

Coniinittee for the Chapter. 



AMONG THE COLLEGES. 

Athletics at Yale earned over $8,800 over all 
expenses last year. 

The University of Iowa is to build a new gymna- 
sium, to cost $150,000. 

Courtney, the Cornell coach, has signed a con- 
tract to coach Cornell crews for five years. 

Victor M. Place, captain of Dartmouth Foot- 
Ball Team in 1902, has been engaged to coach the 
Ohio Wesleyan University Team next year. 

The Olympic games that were to be held in Chi- 
cago in 1904 will be held at St. Louis during tTie 
World's Fair, the international committee having so 
decided. 

President Eliot of Harvard favors a six years' 
course in the High School. It is not to be won- 
dered at that there are advocates of a two years' 
course in college. 

Andrew Carnegie has contributed $12,000 toward 
the amount needed for the erection ot Emerson 
Hall, the new philosophical building which will be 
erected this spring at Harvard. 

Brown University spends far less for foot-ball 
coaches than other institutions which are not as suc- 
cessful at the game. The treasurer's published 
report shows that the pay of the four coaches of last 
season aggregated $1,050. 

For the first time in the history of American 
athletics a foot-ball team, composed of the best 
players in the United States, will visit Ireland and 
England this summer in an attempt to gain inter- 
national honors at the game imder Gaelic rules. 

Fred Foster, Harvard's strong man, has just 
made a remarkable record under Dr. Sargent's new 
strength test, his figures being 100,000 foot pounds 
more than the old record. D. Tyng, the intercolle- 
giate strong man of last year, tried to equal Foster's 
figures, but failed so that the latter is undoubtedly 
the strongest man in the college world. His grand 
total was 330,213 foot pounds. 



Whitmore, '03, attended the Class Day exercises 
of his sister. Miss Louise, at Vassar, last Tuesday. 



SIR W^AIvTKR RALEIGH'S 

Heart would have been made glad could he have enjoyed 
the exquisite bouquet of the 

DON R05A CIGAR 

Instead of the crudely cultivated and cured tobacco smoked in the 
pipe of the primitive Indian. 

THIS PEERLESS CIGAR IS sold by all Dealers who are fussy in the matter of QUALITY. 
SOLD BY ALU DEALERS. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

COMMENCEiVIENT NUMBEIi. 



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Vol. XXXIII. 



No. 9. 



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Owing to the delay in receiving the report.s 
of the managers of the various athletic depart- 
ments, this issue is printed a little later than 
usual. It has been the custom to insert these 
reports in the commencement number, and" 
rather than have them left over until next fall, 
we have taken the liberty to hold back this 
number in order that the reports might be 
printed. 



It is not our intention or expectation to 
publish in this issue anything that is real news. 
As is customary, this commencement number 



will contain mostly a record and summary 
of the important events and happenings of the 
commencement week. To our subscribers, 
many of whom are already familiar with the 
exercises of the graduation, this will serve as 
a record of the past and a reference for the 
future. It will help to retain the memory and 
recollections of another graduating class which 
has gone forth to swell the ranks of our loyal 
alumni. With the departure of the Class of 
1903 from our college walls, we lose a class 
which has done itself proud. Not only as 
undergraduates did they help maintain old 
Bowdoin's standard in every branch of college 
activity, but even as our youngest alumni they 
have proved their fidelity and loyalty to the 
college by the establishment of a decennial 
fund, a precedent which is the duty of us 
undergraduates to follow. We congratulate 
1903 on its enviable record, and wish them 
success and glory in their worldly struggles. 



It is with great pleasure we learn that in 
the future Commencement parts are to be pre- 
served in the library. This matter was sug- 
gested in one of our recent numbers, and it is 
with epecial pride that we see it has been 
favorably considered. These themes will form 
a valuable addition to the library and will, no 
doubt, be of great assistance to our future 
undergraduates. 



The Committee on Grounds and Buildings 
has voted that the Orient may have the room 
which was the reading-room in the chapel 
for its office. We thank the committee for its 
kindness and its appreciation of the endeavors 
and aims of the paper. 



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Commencement Week. 



The first of the exercises of Commence- 
ment Week began with the Baccalaureate 
Sermon by President Hyde before the Class 
of 1903 in the Congregational Church, Sun- 
day afternoon, June 21. Below we print the 
sermon in full. 

BACCALAUREATE SERMON, 
By President Hyde^ Sunday, June 21. 

The Son of Man must suffer many things. 
Luke ix:22. 

Robert Louis Stevenson, in his Life of Fleeming 
Jenkin, his beloved professor at Edinburgh, remarks, 
"Fleeming would never suffer you to think that you 
were living, if there were not, somewhere in your 
life, some touch of heroism, to do or to endure." 
This "touch of heroism, to do or to endure," is the 
deepest note of the Gospel, yet it has been grossly 
misunderstood. Why must the Son of Man suffer 
many things each Christian age has asked, and all 
sorts of answers have been given. One age gave 
the grotesque answer, "To pay a ransom to the 
Devil." Another gave the formal answer, 
"To bear an arbitrary penalty, which else 
had fallen on us." Another gives the spectacu- 
lar answer, "To serve as an awful example of 
the majesty of government." Still another, nearer to 
our own, gives the sentimental answer, "To move 
our hearts by the sight of suffering love." What 
are the facts? When j'ou go the least bit below the 
surface of life, the first fact you dig up is the fact 
that there is evil in the world. Evils are of three 
kinds; evils due to accident; evils due to ignorance; 
and evils due to sin. 

By accidental evils we mean all those which liter- 
ally fall upon one; evils which no foresight could 
avert; evils which no individual will specifically 
designed as such. It is comparatively easy to see 
how these evils arise. The law of gravitation is 
working everywhere, on the whole so beneficently 
that we cannot even conceive how any kind of a 
world could dispense with it for an instant. Yet 
this law finds an aged man walking along a slippery 
pavement, catches him when the center of gravity 
falls outside the base, throws him down, breaks a 
bone, and leaves him lame for the rest of his days. 
The hungry tiger finds a traveller unguarded in the 
jungle; and the appetite for food, an appetite so 
fundamental that we could not even conceive how 
highly organized animals or man himself could sub- 
sist without it, finds its needed food in this poor 
traveller's flesh. A current of electricity is seeking 
its way from the clouds to the earth. This current 
has no malevolence in its heart. On the contrary 
its beneficent potency is so great that our largest 
hopes for the improvement of our economic condi- 
tion rest on our faith in its still unexplored resources. 
Yet this current finds on some particular occasion 
the body of a dear son, a beloved husband, an hon- 
ored father of dependent children, the best con- 
ductor between the air and the earth, and kills the 



man through whom it passes. A group of bacteria, 
ever alert to find matter which is not already appro- 
priated and held in position by vital forces stronger 
than their own, find their food and their breeding 
place within a human body. Without the aid of these 
micro-organisms as a whole, we cannot conceive how 
the earth could be anything else than ' a charnel 
house reeking with the intolerable stench of the 
undisintegrated and unburied dead. Yet a group of 
these organisms kill a friend or a child of ours who 
serves as their temporary host. You see the nature 
of these evils of accident. Some universal cosmic 
force like fire or water, which in its larger, and 
mor^ general operations helps to make the world the 
stable, orderly, habitable, beautiful place it is, falls 
upon some human interest that lies across its path, 
and before its resistless force the individual goes 
down. 

The second class of evils are those due to igno- 
rance of knowable and avoidable causes. Nearly all 
the evils of sickness and ill health belong to this 
class. Ninety-nine people out of every hundred 
might be perfectly well three hundred and sixty days 
out of every year, and have some seventy such years 
in their lives, if they would observe the perfectly 
well known laws of diet, exercise, rest, recreation, 
cheerfulness, freedom from needless worry and 
anxiety. 

Yet what mountains of misery are piled up in 
almost every other family through the avoidable 
evils of invalidism, nervousness, depression, and the 
countless ills which unhygienic living carries in its 
train. Then there are the evils which come from 
improvidence in the strict sense of the word, laziness, 
the resort to devices for getting rich quickly, specula- 
tive investments, false pride, senseless expenditure in 
foolish ostentation. Add to these the avoidable evils 
on a larger scale, the evils of preventible war, of 
defective sanitation, of class and race prejudice, of 
inexcusable misunderstanding between capital and 
labor, of uncertain and irregular employment, and 
you will see how great a porportion of the evils 
under which the world suffers are due to ignorance 
and blindness. 

Third, evils directly due to sin are those which 
are wilfully produced by persons who are aware of 
the evil tendencies of their action. You know the 
sort of evils that I mean. The grief of a mother 
over a son who requites her love by taking the first 
opportunity to become a degraded, worthless 
debauchee; the wretchedness of the wife and children 
of the drunkard ; the shame of the woman who has 
been betrayed ; the infamy of a whole class of women 
doomed to be the short-lived, dishonored instruments 
of the cruelty of lust ; the despair of hard-working, 
aged people who have trusted their precious savings 
to some dishonest promoter posing as their friend; 
the sting of the unkind word, the wound of betrayed 
friendship, the stab of insincere affection, the treach- 
ery of violated trust, the disillusion which follows 
when one who has been an object of reverence turns 
out to be a hypocrite. 

Though not the largest class of evils, these are 
the hardest of all to bear. Other evils you can 
explain or excuse; but in evils of this third class 
there is added to the immediate pain and sorrow they 
inflict, the sense of the utter wantonness of those 
who inflict them, and the utter needlessness of the 
infliction. We can bear with some composure the 



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ills that come from floods and fires and wild beasts 
and lightning strokes, for they have neither knowl- 
edge or feeling of the ills that follow in 
their train. We can make shift to endure 
the ills that result from our own short- 
sightedness, and defective social arrangements ; 
for these, though in a sense needless, are at least not 
intentional and wanton in the cruel etfects they pro- 
duce. But that one man should pocket in a few 
hours the money another has toiled years to earn; 
that a son should bring sorrow to the mother who 
has watched over him, trained him, sacrificed her- 
self for him in a thousand ways, and loves him still; 
that a man should bring a woman's heart to sorrow, 
or take any part in dooming a whole class of his 
sisters, daughters of humanity and daughters of 
Cod, to infamy ; that any creature who calls himself 
human should purchase his petty profits or passing 
pleasures at the cost of long-lasting, wide-spread 
misery, of other human hearts and lives, this is what 
makes sin in all its hideous shapes intolerable to 
every self-respecting, right-minded man. The sin of 
one child of God against another, and against the 
Father who loves them both, this is the one utterly 
intolerable thing in all the universe. 

Thus far we have dug down to reality, and found 
three classes of evils, the smallest of which is due to 
what we have called accident, the largest perhaps to 
ignorance, and certainljf the worst to sin. 

What attitude toward these evils must the true 
man take? First with reference to the evils of acci- 
dent, what shall we do? So long as we ourselves 
escape, and these evils fall on others, shall we be 
indifferent? No true son of man can do that. Acci- 
dent as we have seen is inevitable in any conceivable 
system in which a multitude of forces pulsate 
through each point of space ; in which at every 
moment of time ten thousand different interests con- 
fiict. Accident to one is the inevitable price of 
immunity to others. Shall not then those who escape 
feel that it was in a true sense for them that the 
unfortunate have suffered? Shall we not bestow, 
not grudgingly as an act of charity, but freely as an 
honest debt, our sympathy and our help on those on 
whom our common liability to accident has fastened, 
and made our representatives ? They have been 
wounded in a battle in which we are all comrades. 
We then must claim as our own their misfortunes ; 
and share them in sympathy, and generously serve 
their needs, as though they were our own. We must 
stand ready to pay our part of the price of the com- 
mon life that we are living, to him of whom nature 
has exacted both his share and ours. In such sym- 
pathy and service for the unfortunate Jesus suffered 
many things which did not befall him individually; 
and so must we if we will be true sons of the Father, 
worthy representatives of the human nature with 
which we are endowed. 

For those who suffer evils of the second class, 
evils that spring from ignorance, individual or collec- 
tive, we must also have this same sympathy. They, 
too, are bearing pains and disabilities which our 
present imperfect state of education inevitably inflicts 
on somebody ; and if these evils fall not upon us, 
it is because others bear our share of these things 
largely in our stead. Here, however, we can give 
more than sympathy ; we can shed the light which, 
by removing the ignorance, will remove the evils 
which ignorance involves. How splendidly this work 



is being done to-day. Everywhere we see our 
brightest young scholars, taking up such practical 
sciences as physiology, bacteriology, medicine and 
sanitation, as a means of relieving their suffering 
brothers of the evils which ignorance entails. In the 
same way, and in the same spirit we see the very 
flower of our young manhood entering upon long 
periods of study in the difficult fields of history, gov- 
ernment, and economics; fields which are white for 
the harvest of intelligence; fields in which the wel- 
fare of the toiling masses of mankind are more 
seriously at stake than most of us suspect. All 
honest work in these fields is a following of the Son 
of Man in his bearing of the burdens of the world. 
All hqnor to the men to-day who in the quiet of their 
studies think these things out to just conclusions, 
and to those who take the results these scholars give 
them, and make them effective in practical legislation, 
and the conduct of affairs. Nothing will take a man 
to-day closer to what is essential in the cross of 
Christ, than the painstaking study, and clear pre- 
sentation, and elTective execution of the truths which 
underlie the political, social, and economic welfare 
of the men and women who do the world's hard 
work. 

Finally, what shall we do about evils of the third 
class; evils that result from sin? First of all we 
must have even deeper sympathy with these 
wretched people, women and children for the most 
part, who are the victims of the cruelty and heart- . 
lessness of selfish greed, and pride, and lust, and 
hate. Since these evils are due to man's unkind- 
ness, everything that human kindness can do should 
be done to sweeten their embittered lives. Because 
these evils are the hardest of all to bear, there Christ- 
ian .sympathy should be shown at its 'deepest and 
best. 

Here, too, we may call science to our aid. For 
underneath this curse of sin, there is much sheer 
blindness and ignorance. Here, too, is splendid 
work for our young scholars who wish to make 
their scholarship a service to Christ and humanity. 
Psychology, ethics, sociology, theology, all throw 
floods of light on the hideous nature and loathsome 
consequences of sin. 

Ask psychology what sin is, and it answers, "Sin 
is doing something Avhich happens to be immediately 
pleasant to you, in spite of the fact that its remote 
effects are bitter to others, and degrading to your- 
self." ^ Ask ethics what sin is, and it answers, "Sin is 
taking out of the world some good thing for your- 
self, and putting back into it poison, misery and 
death." Ask sociology what sin is, and it answers, 
"It is tearing down the structure of wholesome 
institutions which generations of self-control and 
self-sacrifice have laboriously reared." Ask theology 
what sin is, and it answers, "Sin is the act of a child 
who takes advantage of his position in his Father's 
house to abuse the Father's other children, and make 
the common home a hell." These are the answers 
of the great philosophical sciences to this question 
"What is sin ?" These answers are not easily worked 
out to clearness ; they are not generally understood. 
Both in the scientific and the popular mind they are 
obscured beneath the technical jargon in which they 
have been traditionally couched. The world needs 
men to-day who will think these things through to 
clear convictions ; and then, whether as ordained 
ministers of the Gospel, or as parents, teachers, citi- 



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zens, neighbors, jurists, or business men, will not 
only recognize the ugly features of sin in whatever 
disguise it presents itself, but will also make the 
sinner, be he rich or poor, high or low, learned or 
ignorant, polished or rough, see and feel his sins to 
be the mean, cruel, wanton, inhuman acts they are. 

Yet Christianity is even more than this. Among 
the many things the Son of Man must suffer, is one 
more difficult than all we have thus far encountered. 
It is an insight as old as Socrates and Plato that the 
man most to be pitied is he who does wrong, not he 
who suffers wrong. Socrates' question to Polus 
brings this out. Which of two persons do you most 
respect, yes, which would you rather be, the man 
who is mean enough to wrong another, or the man 
who is so unfortunate as to be wronged by him? 
Put in this way, we all see that to do wrong is actu- 
ally worse than to suffer wrong; and therefore the 
wrong-doer, of the two is in the more pitiable plight. 
This Socratic insight Jesus took out of the realm of 
ethical speculation, and put into religious practice. 
The greatest of the burdens he bore on his sorrow- 
ing heart, was that of a loving, yearning sympathy 
for the people who had strayed so far from the 
Father's love, and their own proper humanity, as to 
be capable of wronging their fellow-men. Unspar- 
ingly as he denounced their evil deeds, he was even 
more sorry for the sinners who were capable of 
doing them, than for the poor people who were 
plundered, degraded and oppressed in consequence. 
It was with a desire to reclaim them from the 
greater evil of their sins, as well as to relieve the 
sufferers on whom the heavy load of painful conse- 
quence was laid, that on Palm Sunday he set his face 
steadfastly to go up to Jerusalem, and meet the bitter 
agony and cruel death he knew to be waiting for him 
there. 

Why then must every true son of man suffer 
many things? For three reasons. First: Because 
every man of us, in sympathy and help, must bear 
his share of the evils which fall on his brothers 
through natural accident. 

Second : Because every man of us who is capa- 
ble of insight into truth and law is bound to do his 
part in dispelling the evils of ignorance and bring- 
ing in the light. 

Third : Because every man of us is under obli- 
gation to renounce sin in ourselves and rebuke it in 
others, to the end that we may deliver both others 
and ourselves from the most odious and intolerable 
condition into which a man can fall. 

To suffer whatever this threefold service of 
human welfare may lay upon us is to gain that touch 
of heroism which made Jesus' life and death sub- 
lime, and which lifts whoever shares it up into the 
glorious fellowship of the Christ-like and divine. 

Members of the graduating class: It may seem 
a strange thing that I should commend to you at 
this time this necessity to suffer many things. Why 
not wish you at once joy. prosperity, honor, and 
fame? By this time you all know well that these 
things cannot be had for the seeking. To aim at 
them directly is the sure way to miss them ; for in 
that way you miss the firm foundation of usefulness, 
service, devotion, sacrifice, on which all enduring 
joy. prosperity, honor and fame must rest. Time 
and again you will be called to choose between what 
seems the short cut to these things, but which never 
reaches them, and the long, hard way which appears 



to turn aside from them altogether, but if faithfully 
followed leads to them by the only path ever yet 
discovered ; the path marked out by service and sacri- 
fice of Jesus, and ever since symbolized to the world 
by the cross on which he died. 

If you seek first for wealth, office, power, you are 
seeking for what almost everybody is seeking; and 
you are brought into competition with every man 
you meet ; they are all against you ; and unless you 
are a giant or a genius you will inevitably be driven 
to the wall. Seek first God's kingdom of helpfulness 
and service, and at once every right-minded man 
you meet is bound to be your friend. The opportu- 
nities for doing what you most desire to do open 
out on every side; and incidentally the rewards of 
doing good, faithful service, are sure to come around 
to you in time. Find something you can do better 
than anybody else who is available ; and do it as well 
as it can be done, not merely for your own advan- 
tage, but for the glory of God and for the good of 
men, and the best wishes for you of the college and 
your friends are sure to be fulfilled. 



SOPHOMORE DECLAMATION. 

The annual Sophomore Prize Declamation 
was held in Memorial Hall, Monday even- 
ing, June 22. Ten speakers competed and 
the speaking throughout was of unusual 
excellence. The judges, consisting of Hon. D. 
S. Alexander of Buffalo, Hon. Stanley Plum- 
mer of Dexter, and Rev. Herbert A. Jump of 
Brunswick, awarded the first prize to Ernest 
Henry Redding Burroughs of Sanford, and 
the second to Edwin L. Harvey of Bethel. 
President William DeWitt Hyde presided. 

The program was as follows : 

f cilius Kellogg. 

Stanley Williams. 

Intercollegiate Athletics Taylor. 

Donald Cameron White. 

The Wounded Soldier Watson. 

*Rupert MacConnell Much. 
The Defense of Hofer. 

Leonard Augustus Pierce. 

The Roman Sentinel Florence. 

Ernest Henry Redding Burroughs. 

The Triumph of Peace Chapin. 

Charles Joseph Donnell. 

Nathan Hale Brown. 

*George Everett Tucker. 

Fourteen to One Phelps. 

Frank Elias Seavey. 

The Plea of Sergeant Buzfuz Dickens. 

Frank Keith Ryan. 

Cuban Intervention Thurston. 

Everett Woodbury Hamilton. 

Why New Englanders Are Unpopular Wayland. 

Stanley Perkins Chase. 

The Vision of War Ingersoll. 

Edwin Laforest Harvey. 
♦Excused. 



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CLASS DAY. 

Tuesday was Class Day and although the 
weather was not favorable, it did not interfere 
with the successful carrying out of the pro- 
gram, which was one of the best ever given 
at Bowdoin. The Class of 1903 may well be 
proud of its excellent exercises. The 
morning program began in Memorial Hall 
with prayer by Edward Whiteside Moore. 
This was followed by music by Pullen's 
Orchestra, after which came the oration by 
Selden Osgood Martin. Mr. Martin's ora- 
tion received the hearty commendation of all, 
and was a very worthy production. The 
poem by George Hinkley Stover was given at 
the close of the oration and was received with 
great favor. The class officers who were 
directly connected with the proceedings of the 
day were President Leon Valentine Walker; 
and the Committee of Arrangements, Charles 
Patrick Conners, Chairman, Franklin Law- 
rence, and Paul Preble. 

Class Day Oration. 

The Commonweatlh Legislature in the United 
States. 

Sei.den Osgood Martin. 

A year ago on the occasion corresponding to this, 
the spokesman of this class ably delineated the dete- 
rioration and causes of deterioration of our natonal 
public service. And it seems fitting to-day to con- 
sider another part of our political structure too 
much neglected by both statesman and citizen. A 
part which nevertheless in many ways is of vastly 
greater importance than the federal government 
itself. A part which is fundamental not only to the 
existence of the entire American political system but 
fundamental to the peace and comfort of the Amer- 
ican people. It is the commonwealth and in the 
commonwealth its legislature that deserves careful 
attention and radical reform from its citizens. 

To-day the United States are has become United 
States is. As a unit we have our foreign possessions 
and as a unit we have assumed the consequent 
foreign policy they necessitate. And the govern- 
ment of subject territory, the control of armies and 
navies, the construction of oceanic canals, the regu- 
lation of commerce, the consideration of interna- 
tional disputes all combine to give an interest and 
glamour to the capitol at Washington which the 
capitols at Harrisburg and Albany, Boston and 
Augusta cannot command. And so what attention 
is given by the American citizen to political affairs 
is almost invariably devoted to the contemplation of 
national and not commonwealth problems. While it 
is not strange nor indeed unfortunate that Congress 
should be more conspicuous, yet it is deplorable that 
the commonwealth legislature should be so insignifi- 
cant to us as citizens. 

And this fact is rendered only more vivid when 



it is remembered that in the vast bulk of matter con- 
cerning our comfort and security as citizens the com- 
monwealth has absolutely sovereign power while the 
federal government has no authority. 

A man can and many men do pass their whole 
lives without ever coming in contact with the federal 
government, ^ave when they affix a postage stamp or 
buy a dutiable commodity. But as citizens of their 
commonwealths they are never free from common- 
wealth control. Their birth is registered according 
to commonwealth requirements, their education is 
prosecuted under commonwealth direction and aided 
by commonwealth funds. They are married as the 
commonwealth prescribes, their companies must be 
incorporated and their contracts drawn up pursuant 
to commonwealth law, their cities must secure com- 
monwealth charters, their civil suits and crimes must 
come before commonwealth tribunals, and even 
when they vote for federal officials, United States 
President or Congressmen, they vote under com- 
monwealth sufferance and according to common- 
wealth statute. 

The commonwealth is magnificent when the 
sphere of its action is viewed. It is only insignifi- 
cant when the lack of interest and respect of its cit- 
izens is seen. 

The evil fruits of this political indifference and 
neglect are shown in the general deterioration of our 
commonwealth legislatures accurately reflected in 
their legislation. East, west, north, south, we see 
legislators at our state capitols inferior in knowl- 
edge, skill and sometimes even conscience, improvi- 
dent in matters of finance and heedless in passing 
both public and private measures. 

The result of all this is large state and local 
indebtedness, commonwealth and municipal corrup- 
tion, foolish experiments in law-making and indis- 
criminate sanction of a vast mass of private enter- 
prises. A very few examples may be cited some of 
which would be ludicrous if they were not so grave. 

It is but a year or so since the Colorado legisla- 
ture rapt in a log-rolling measure forgot to make the 
usual appropriation for the State University and an 
immediate extra session being constitutionally 
impossible the University was maintained by private 
subscription until such time as the legislature could 
again convene. 

In Nebraska we have seen a solemn attempt 
made to regulate wearing apparel. And 
'.rkansas and Kansas have frightened away invest- 
ing capital by their absurd laws for relieving impe- 
cunious debtors. 

New York under its tyrannical "Boss" Piatt ruth- 
lessly draughts city charters protested against by the 
cities themselves and enacts statutes receiving the 
unanimous condemnation of the New York Bar. 

Pennsylvania's leading lawyer says that he and his 
colleagues are always ashamed to quote Pennsylvania 
corporation law. it is so obviously in favor of cer- 
tain lobbying corporations. 

That Mr. Addicks has not yet failed to purchase 
her legislature is no credit to Delaware. 

And although New England maintains the dignity 
of her commonwealth legislatures higher than does 
any other section of the Union yet we jee the legis- 
lature of our own beloved State of Maine in its 
recent session appropriating a half a million dollars 
more than the entire revenue of the State for the 
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And these are but selected from a multitude of 
instances showing only too plainly whither our com- 
monwealth legislatures are tending. 

The causes for this deterioration are nearly as 
evident as the results. The immediate cause is of 
course the deterioration of the quality of men who sit 
in the legislative halls. We find that only few men 
of real capacity who have once gone to legislature 
are willing to return for a second service. There is 
neither money nor honor in their doing so. And the 
number of men in any country let alone our com- 
monwealths who will serve the public without either 
pay or distinction is very small. The most patriotic 
must have one or the other. More and more the 
legislative work is falling into the hands of men 
to whom even a little pay is important and who are 
suspected of adding to it by corruption. 

Now, even if we could obtain the very best men 
in our state legislatures they would be none too pro- 
ficient for their work, since the number of law-mak- 
ers required in this country is a fearful strain on our 
legislative capacity. No other country has found 
itself capable of supplying more than one sovereign 
legislature, yet in the United States we maintain 
forty-six to say nothing of the territorial bodies. 
There are in the United States over seven thousand 
legislative members at work on the laws. In this 
same ratio the countries Great Britain and France 
would have each four thousand, Italy three 
thousand and Germany five thousand legislators, 
instead of their actual parliaments and assemblies of 
scarcely more in hundreds. And again of these 
forty-six legislatures Congress is only apparently 
the more important body. The forty-five as has 
been shown discharge the main work of the country. 
And yet Congress by its more conspicuous, more 
splendid sphere attracts and retains the most tal- 
ented of our statesmen, and we have the strange 
anomaly of seeing our best parliamentary ability 
devoted to affairs which concern us only in a minor 
degree while the grave political functions of the 
nation are in the hands of the residue of inferior 
men. Is it strange, then, that every year witnesses 
a mass of laws passed forth in America, the part of 
which not directly harmful being at least ill-con- 
structed and ambiguous. 

What, then, must be done to improve the qual- 
ity of our state legislators? Back the reply comes 
from those who recognize one crying evil in our 
nation — raise their salaries — give them at least on^ 
of the two rewards which a public servant has a 
right to expect from his master — the rewards of 
emolument and honor. To those who say the states 
cannot afford to do it, it must be answered that the 
states cannot afford not to do it. Low salaried pub- 
lic servants is one of the most expensive luxuries in 
which the American people are indulging. 

Every day we see our commonwealth attorney- 
general passing upon incorporation papers drawn 
up by lawyers obtaining from five and even ten 
times their salaries, and yet the men who are making 
the. laws under which these papers are drawn and 
which the state attorneys merely apply; these men, 
the very source of the law, are receiving a still more 
meagre pittance. 

But is this the only step to be taken? No. There 
has already been a general movement incepted in the 
various commonwealths to prevent their legislatures 
meeting so often. The feeling has grown that fre- 



quent sessions of such bodies were particularly con- 
ducive to bossism and corruption, and too 
often opportune for men with weak con- 
sciences and pet measures. Whereas, but com- 
paratively a few years ago all the state legislatures 
met once a year, now in all but five states these meet- 
ings are confined to every second year. And even 
now the demand is heard for their sessions to be 
limited to once in three, five, and even ten years. 
Because the people are beginning to realize that prac- 
tically nine-tenths of the commonwealth legislation 
is not only crude, incoherent, confusing and ill- 
advised but even totally unnecessary. 

And these demands for less legislation seem more 
reasonable when we remember that side by side with 
the disheartening spectacle of our state legislatures 
we have another form of commonwealth legislature 
that is decidedly more encouraging. It is the con- 
stitutional convention which receives the respect of 
every one and in which it is deemed an honor to 
serve. The very best men are glad to accept seats 
in it, and no convention can be recalled which has 
incurred odium or contempt. And although time, 
and economic and social changes have shown their 
provisions to be faulty in some cases, yet during the 
hundred years of their existence no slur has been 
cast on their wisdom or integrity. 

The reasons are not hard to discover. In the first 
place the constitutional convention does not as a rule 
meet oftener than once in twenty years and men 
who would not think of attending an annual or bien- 
nial legislature are willing on these rare occasions to 
serve their commonwealth. And again they do so 
more readily knowing ..that their labors will endure 
for the greater part of a generation. And finally 
that their conclusions will be severely examined by 
the public and only become of force by the vote of 
that public. 

These conditions have made the American com- 
monwealth constitutions, works as high in the sphere 
of statesmanship as the bulk of the commonwealth 
legislaton is low in the world of clean politics. 

It seems fair, then, to assume that even as the 
state constitutional conventions meeting at long 
intervals contain a superior class of men so may the 
state legislatures with less frequent but by no means 
so infrequent sessions, be likewise approved. 

And can it not be further added that these two 
reforms of higher salaries and fewer sessions would 
also tend to produce that incentive which is perhaps 
the most powerful of all in the life of pubHc ser- 
vant? — namely, honor and distinction; that incentive 
which perhaps even more than their liberal salaries 
has raised the German and British official service to 
an enviable degree of efficiency. 

But is this all? No, the very essence is yet to 
come. The body of reform has been created, but the 
.spirit is yet to be breathed into it. Let us ask who, 
after all, is responsible for this inefficiency and cor- 
1 uption ? Candid Truth must answer, the common- 
wealth citizen himself. Inasmuch as politics is dirty 
the dirt comes from the people. The great fault is 
the indifference of the citizen and the failure of pub- 
lic opinion adequately to control the legislatures. 
The greatest force rendering the constitutional con- 
vention so efficient is the severe public scrutiny to 
which it is subjected. 

It is not strange now that the citizen should be 
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papers inform him of legislative workings. Nor is 
it strange now tliat he should be indifferent after 
attending one of our party primaries at which the 
legislative slate has been drawn up weeks before 
by machine leaders. But he is nevertheless at fault. 
Let him remember that, after all, these are but the 
effects and not the causes of his apathy. If he but 
ask, the press will supply the requisite information ; if 
he but insist, he can secure a system of free nomina- 
tions as it has been secured in England. On his 
head be the blame. 

To the busy man who claims he has no time, to 
the materialistic man who wonders if it will pay, to 
the man of leisure who finds politics distasteful and 
to the man of over-refinement who finds it coarse — 
let it be said that in its practical results political 
indifference is no whit better than political corrup- 
tion. 

In this class sixty-three of us are going forth into 
various commonwealths, and whether as men of pro- 
fession or men of business, men of action or men 
of reflection, whatever be our sphere or lot, we are 
all to become citizens. May we as citizens of the 
commonwealths of America, remember that to be 
externally strong as a nation we must be internally 
strong in our states. IMay we take heed that the vic- 
torious corruption in our cities can be largely traced 
to our Capitols. May we join in stamping out the evil 
which brands the legislature of our greatest com- 
monwealth a "school of vice." May we faithfully 
attend our primaries, fearlessly challenge our candi- 
dates, vigilantly guard our ballots and resolutely 
demand honest and eflicient legislation ; and thus aid 
our commonwealths to attain their just dignity and 
the worthy performance of their weighty functions. 



Class Day Poem. 
George H. Stover. 



From Arthur's court to seek the Holy Grail 

The bravest knights with lance and well-tried mail. 

Sir Bors. Sir Galahad, or Launcelot, 

Rode outward through the gates of Camelot, 

The world before them, trusting in their might. 

To find, to gain, to bring the truth to light. 

The time has come when such a quest is ours ; 
Farewell to Camelot and all its towers, 
Its courts, its tourneys, and its pageants gay, 
Its goodly company, its bright array, 
Farewell, we say : the words fall like a knell. 
Farewell, farewell, and once again, farewell. 

How fair before us all the city lies. 

Girt round with towers, and arched with smiling 

skies. 
The gleam of marble palaces, and gold. 
Tall spires of flashing crystal manifold. 
Bright snow-white turrets with their glittering 

sheen. 
Shine out through feathery banks of breezy green. 
The shadowy streets wind upward through the 

town ; 
Gardens and terraces go sloping down 
To pleasant waters flowing 'neath the walls ; 
From many a fountain dripping coolness falls 
In tinkling basins; and a fragrance blows 



From gardens heavy with the burning rose; 
Contented murmurs come from golden bees 
Among the flowers and ivied lattices ; 
From doves that coo, where light-hung casements 

swing. 
And beat the golden air with silvery wings. 
Anon the jound of glad, triumphant notes 
Down the broad bosom of the river floats. 
As, from a hundred towers, the silver bells 
Beat all the air to melody which swells 
In liquid ripples till the west winds sweep 
The fainting echoes to the fields of sleep. 
Sometimes a knight, sometimes a penitent 
With sandalled feet, on sacred mission bent. 
Passes the portals or again a throng 
Of knights and ladies pass the lightsome song. 
Sometimes gay barges with light-dipping oars 
And silken sails, skim past the flowery shores, 
And, in the twiltght and the evening haze. 
Come slowly homeward to the marble quays. 

Our happy days at Camelot are o'er, 
As dwellers we shall throng the streets no more. 
For us no other morn shall gild these spires. 
No other sunset pile those hills with fires. 

The light, the life, the laughter and the song 
.Are murmured echoes of a voice once strong, 
The dreams and faces of departed years 
Grow dim as through a mist of unshed tears. 
Starlight, and scented silence, and the thrill 
Of softly whispered words that now are still, 
Low tinkling lutes 'neath latticed balconies, 
Are only memories, sweet memories. 

Decked for a festival with pennons free, 

Garlands, and flags, and purple tapestry. 

With pomp and splendor of a triumph day. 

The royal city speeds us on our way; 

But we, with faltering steps and low-bowed head. 

Passed on as through a city of the dead. 

Service has found us worthy, and at last, 

To crown the days in knightly duties passed. 

We come within the vast cathedral's shade 

To gain the knightly spurs and accolade. 

Each knight with low-bowed head in silence kneels; 

The solemn thunder of the organ peals 

Through the dim arches ; from the lofty walls. 

The purple light throurfi painted windows falls; 

The sound of chanting floats upon the air; 

The smoke from censors rises like a prayer; 

And, like the sound of waves along the deep. 

The swelling murmurs of responses sweep 

Through the hushed twilight, and then fade away 

As all the knights bend humbly down and pray. 

A hush : we hear the benediction fall 

And with its blessed words dismiss us all. 

Down the long streets and through the gates we 

ride ; , 
Before us all the world lies open wide. 
One life behind us, and a new before 
Lies like the cloudland of a new-found shore 
Unknown : but not entirely unknown. 
For freighted winds from out that country blown, 
Have brought the echo of a far-off strife 
Which stirs the pulses into quicker life 
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Of glorious deeds befitting knights and kings. 
Hail ! To the future and whate'er it holds. 
Hail I To a newer life which now unfolds. 
Hoping and daring let us enter in, 
To seek the prizes that the brave may win. 

Seek not brave deeds for honors, wealth, or fame, 
The world's applause, or loud resounding name. 
Strike, that your arm may help the truth to free 
The world from sin, deceit and misery. 
Be bold to speak the ringing word that stings. 
Truth edged with steel and tipped with fiery wings. 
And sheath no sword so long as sin remains 
To foul the world and drag its slaves in chains. 
And that the heart may never doubt or fear. 
In times when sharp temptation hovers near. 
Pray that the light of early trust and truth 
Which lay like sunshine round the path of youth. 
Which filled the morning world with golden dreams, 
And touched the far-off hills with rosy gleams. 
The simple faith that blest the early day. 
May never altogether pass away. 
The gold that lit the hills may turn to gray, 
And shadows come where sunlight once did play; 
Green leaves turn brown ; the fairest blossoms fall ; 
And shrunken streams in stony shallows crawl ; 
The good be conquered and the wrong prevail ; 
The false succeed where truth and justice fail; 
Fair hopes be vain and friendships be betrayed. 
Yet keep the faith and still be undismayed. 
Look through the clouds that hide the earth awhile 
And see beyond the clearer sunlight smile. 

And thus sweet peace shall with the twilight fall 

And cheering voices through the shadows call. 

Then, stilled like waters at the even hour, 

Our hearts shall feel the quiet, and the power 

That comes from work well done ; then shall we see 

How small a thing is death's grim victory. 

Serenely shall we face the gates of shade 

And enter confident and unafraid. 

And like a stream our rushing life shall sweep 

Down to the welcome haven of the deep. 

Its once bright waters soon grown dark and brown 

iVIuddied by fords and fouled by many a town. 

Hemmed in and forced to turn the busy wheel 

Prisoned by stone and harnessed down by steel 

It labors long and patiently with pain 

That by its toiling many men may gain. 

But this will pass and it shall catch afar 

The thunderous murmurs of the golden bar. 

The troubled waters shall be clear once more. 

The moonlight quiver on its rippling floor. 

And flowing, it shall hear the far-off roar 

Sound ever louder as it nears the shore. 

The fresh breath from the leading tide shall bear 

The ocean pulses throbbing on the air 

And, with the welcoming voices from the foam 

Swelling in tumult as it rushes home, 

The flood shall shout as strong, and pure, and free, 

It leaps with open arms to meet the sea. 

At 3 o'clock in the afternoon, the Seniors 
with their many friends assembled under the 
Thorndike Oak for the continuation of the 
exercises of the day. Here, the visitors and 



friends were welcomed by Charles Carroll 
Shaw in the Opening Address. 

Opening Address. 

Charles Carroll Shaw. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends of Bowdoin College: 

I take great pleasure in bidding you welcome to 
participate in this last public exercise of the Class of 
1903. It is one of the great privileges of a college 
man to visit his Alma 'Mater at commencement time. 
And there is certainly nothing which gives more 
spirit to the college or which pleases the undergrad- 
uate body more than to have the alumni and other 
friends of the college take such an active, manifest 
interest. Thus as the graduating class we bid you 
all a hearty welcome to the exercises of the after- 
noon, and ask you to join with us in the pleasures 
of commencement time. 

As a class we are about to start on our several 
paths. Here, for four years, the ties of association 
and frendship have become ever closer and closer. 
We have walked together through storm and calm, 
through sorrow and joy, through the rough and the 
smooth places of our college life. Thus we have 
learned to love each other with a pure and noble 
love. Here, too, we have seen each other's character 
and learned to appreciate each other's worth. But 
only a few days more and all this will be over. We 
cannot go together longer ; the tie must be broken ; 
each must perform his own task; each must bear his 
own responsibilities. Now this triUh comes before 
us as never before. And the thought of success or 
failure is now taking possession of us. 

There is probably no class of young men in 
society which is so urged on by ambition as the col- 
lege man. He enters upon the arena of life at just 
that age when things seem to be real, and when the 
world seems to him to offer him great advantages. 
He comes from his college life filled with the highest 
ideals of what he wishes to be and do. It is need- 
less to say that many attain the goal of their ambi- 
tion, while many others do not. But however that 
may be, the value of ambition is inestimable to any 
young man. 

Nevertheless, men need as well to direct their 
ambitions as to have them. For that life is not a 
success which finds its ambition in the thought that 
money-making is the great object in life. A man 
may amass a fortune like that of the Vanderbilts or 
of the Astors, and yet his life be a most miserable 
failure. It is not "how big is the vault which car- 
ries our earthly treasure?" that measures the victory 
of our lives. But it is rather that thought which 
we have in accumulating it. Have we had always 
and ever before us that we are but the almoner of 
God's bounty? 

If our lives have been sacrificed in ministering to 
our own selfish comfort and luxury in the heaping of 
gold, then, I say, our lives have been complete fail- 
ures. 

Understand, I do not belittle the power that 
money gives, or the laudable ambition in gaining it, 
or the influence that culture and intellectual power 
brings with it. But I do say that we should not 
figure from such accumulations of riches or power 
an answer of success. 



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That life, is a real success which blesses as it 
goes; which, while it enriches self, enriches others; 
which, while it accumulates power, lifts others with 
it. Words of sympathy, acts of kindness, deeds of 
love, help when it is needed — these are the little 
successes, which, when gathered into one whole, 
give the pattern of a successful life. Such a life 
makes a man honored and loved by those with whom 
he comes in contact. As the line of the brook can 
be traced by the fresh green of the grass on the turf 
through which it flows, so is the influence of such a 
life seen on all it touches. 

Classmates, we all have the great ambition to 
succeed in life. Nothing has been more manifest in 
our class during our four years together than the 
laudable ambition of its members to succeed. Now 
that we are about to put that ambition into more 
practical form, let us always carry with us the 
thought that there are two things essential to true 
success — work and honesty. 

Quick success comes only on paper, never in real- 
ity. Behind every instance of a lasting success lie 
years of the hardest kind of work. Let us also bear 
in mind that there is no short cut. There can be 
only one road to success and that is the one paved 
by patience, hard work, and honesty. Nothing can 
be had for the asking. Everything must be acquired. 
Nor can the most valuable things be bought, they 
must be experienced, and often with a great deal 
of pain and hardship. Moreover let us realize fully 
that although the circumstances in which we find 
ourselves may not be altogether favorable, yet, after 
all, we ourselves are the most important part of a 
success. 

It becomes us, then, as Bowdoin men, to show 
what there is .in us. We have had an excellent 
opportunity here in college to fit ourselves for the 
great struggle. And now we are responsible to the 
college and to society to make the most of our- 
selves. Business, teaching, journalism, theology, 
science, medicine, and law. all. olTer great chances 
for men. But none of these offers chances for those 
who do not wish to win their places by hard work 
and honesty. The present industrial organization of 
our country has started everything on at a rapid 
pace, and it is only by the "strenuous life" that we 
can stand at the top. 

Now, classmates, although we go from here with 
a great deal of sadness, yet may we go with that 
strong determination to exert our every effort to 
bring credit to ourselves and honor to dear Old 
Bowdoin. 

Following the address of Mr. Shaw, the 
Class History of 1903 was given by Francis 
Joseph Welch as follows : 

Class History of 1903. 
Mr. President, Classmates, Ladies and Gentlemen: 

It has been the custom for a great many years in 
presenting the history of the graduating class to 
follow a well-beaten path consisting of personal 
references and subtleties only appreciated by the 
class with a final summing up of the combined 
height, average measurement and total weight of the 
class. Though the stage is ever interesting to the 



players themselves, yet to the audience it may seem 
a listless affair, with which, however, I must ask you 
to bear. With the last of the above I will not touch 
upon, for I feel sure that the history has very little 
to do with the size of Carl Smith's shoe or the 
color of Charlie Button Conners' hair ; similarly 
whether John Harlow and Charles Shaw had 
joined the church and were giving the famous Y. 
M. C. A. cheer, Highty Tighty, with lusty vigor ; 
or whether the combined height of Eddie Dunlap 
and Dan Gould reached 12 feet 8 inches. If Mose 
Phillips has false teeth it is of equal importance that 
Mother Wells saw ghosts in South Appleton Hall 
or that Harry Webber repeated Ezra Kendall at 
Harpswell until he fell exhausted on the stage, or 
whether he got "E" in Prex. For similar reasons 
the usual class prophecy has been dropped by 1903. 
The fact of the matter is that the old fairies with 
the magic wand have quit doing business and that 
the dream book couldn't be found with the stirring 
prophecies that Tom Brown would become minister 
to the Philippines and that Johnnie Jones would be a 
motorman. Hoping to save the class history from 
the same oblivion, though it may seem to you from 
this presentation a matter of a short time, I take this 
opportunity to explain my position and to recall to 
your minds the eventful morning of September 26, 
iSgg, when the majority of the class excepting Tom 
White who stayed over in Lisbon Falls on his way 
from Lewston, reached Brunswick near the land of 
the Mosquitobites. 

We were as green a lot as could be marshalled 
for a Glee Club picture. Nevertheless our bosoms 
heaved with manly pride at the thought of the possi- 
bilities that lay before us. The majority were still 
telling of remarkable escapes from conditions, of 
wonderful feats done in the prep school. 

We will never forget into what kind hands we 
fell. How finely we were treated as we were being 
"fished." We really thought it a real Utopia. But 
alas ! on entering chapel, some villainous Soph had 
sprinkled a few quarts of molasses on the forms, to 
which we stuck beautifully. It was in the rushes 
from chapel that our ability was prove, not even 
Jack Gregson, Cloudy and the combined efforts of 
the other classes could keep us in. 

What we needed was organization. Carl Smith 
saw the point, called the class, and proceeded to 
elect himself chairman. By his masterly aid Niles 
Perkins, who was the only absent member, was 
elected president, and Winnie Towne, vice-presi- 
dent, against the wishes of Frankie Towne, how- 
ever, who thought it might interfere with Winnie's 
chance for his "B." Button Conners was elected 
captain of the base-ball team. The result of the 
games with the Sophomores was disastrous as we 
lost both in the ninth inning. In foot-ball, too, we 
were beaten. The great feature of that game was 
the Grand Old Man who, spurred on by the desire 
to make himself famous, seized the ball on a fum- 
ble and proceeded at great speed to run for the 
wrong goal. 

The great event of fall term was Wet Friday, 
which will certainly go down in the annals of the 
class. The cause of that Waterloo may be attrib- 
uted to King Mike. Mike was to spring a cake for 
1903, but the Sophs learned of the fact and tried to 
break it up. A great free-for-all ensued in which 
we carried off the honors. But they were waiting 



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for us on the return with refreshments in the shape 
of pails of water. To cap the climax Ned Moody 
and Buck Woodbury rang the chapel bell. Accord- 
ingly the next day we went through the horribles. 
First we were compelled to walk on our hands and 
knees through the dirt and mud to the class room, 
being spirited on by various kicks and gentle taps. 
A principal feature was George Farnsworth who oa 
account of having sore knees was gently assisted 
through the window of the French room by Cloud- 
man and a few others. Then well regulated duck- 
ings occurred for several days. 

In the Indoor Meet, we stood second, getting more 
points than the others excepting in the drill. Here 
again the Grand Old Man distinguished himself in 
the potato race by first stopping to take off his run- 
ning shoes, later taking off his socks and finally 
coming in first, having finished the race barefooted. 
It was here Eddie Dunlap asserted his ability in 
athletics. 

By this time we had learned not to mistake Isaiah 
for Prex, to keep from bowing to Joe Boyd and to 
desist from slapping Professor Harry Emery on the 
back and calling him "old man." 

The great feature in the spring was the unfurling 
of the class banner upon the chapel spire. This 
was a hazardous undertaking which may be attrib- 
uted to Messrs. Gould, Emerson, Robinson and Har- 
ris. Gloriously it waved, shouting defiance to the 
bullets that rained upon it from below. Among 
those that distinguished themselves that year, Luther 
Dana made the 'varsity base-ball, Irving Nutter and 
Herbert Thompson and Sam Gray the track team, 
George Libby in tennis and Eddie Dunlap in foot- 
ball. The end of Freshman year was marked by 
our class banquet at Riverton, where Han. Abbott 
made such a fine speech. Since then he has become 
very proficient in that line. B. L. Smith showed his 
versatility as toastmaster and Beedy made a good 
impression as orator who soon after left us, much 
to the regret of all. 

How proud we all felt upon coming back in thi; 
fall. We were red-hot Sophs and ready to do our 
duty. To prove how well we brought up the Fresh- 
men we have only to refer to the present Junior 
Class (the freshest crowd that ever saw thecampus). 
That fall we turned the tables and won two out of 
three games in base-ball. In foot-ball we won 48-0. 
Jess Wilson and Phil Coffin made the 'varsity. 

On the second eleven Ned Moody showed con- 
siderable talent in preventing Fat Bodwell from 
rushing through. Our style of dress at the request 
of the Faculty was altered under the auspices of 
Professor Files, no countenance being given to 
sweaters. Preference was given to the Wilder hir- 
sute development which, however, did not remain in 
form. 

The Night Shirt Parade passed off very success- 
fully, all of the Freshmen answering faithfully to the 
roll-call. There occurred a great change in the col- 
lege during this term, when Prex. prohibited class 
cuts and rushes. For the latter a candy pull after 
the Y. M. C. A. reception was to be substituted. At 
first there was great consternation among the fellows 
but it was finally decided on good consideration of 
the case to leave the governing control wholly in the 
hands of the President and Faculty rather than fol- 
low the example so recently illustrated in Colby of 
trying to run the college regardless of common 



sense, public opinion, and love for Alma Mater. No 
cows were brought into recitation rooms, for fortu- 
nately we had only room for horses. Taking it all 
into consideration, we thought it better to continue 
in the same old way than turn the college into a 
female seminary. Since that time the Faculty have 
demonstrated that the trust that was placed upon 
their shoulders has been well fulfilled. 

The saddest event in the class history which is 
allotted to me to chronicle occurred Sophomore 
year. I refer to the death by drowning of our 
esteemed classmate. John P. Webber. It cast a 
shadow upon our college days which time has 
increased. The memory of him who fully exempli- 
fied the qualities necessary for a man to have, 
honesty, good-fellowship, sincerity, democracy 
and good-will toward all men, will never fade. We 
all loved John and wished that he might have been 
spared, but we comforted ourselves with the thought 
that 

"All is of God that is, and is to be ; 
And God is good. Let this suffice us still, 
Resting in child-like trust upon His will 
Who moves to his great ends unthwarted by the 
ill." 

Then followed the year of Junior ease, though I 
feel sure that the class were as industrious as they 
ever were. Mother Wells favored us by joining the 
ranks to fit himself for assistant instructor in 
English Literature. Dan Munro and Carl Fuller 
came from Bates to learn the mysteries of Histology 
and assist Bradbury to find his "taste buds." In the 
Indoor Meet we kept painfully quiet, but made up 
in other ways, especially socially. Ram Pratt and 
Ralph Andrews spent most of their spare time 
wheeling baby carriages up and down Maine Street, 
to the great amusement of the Faculty. It remained 
for the Class Banquet to tighten the bonds of friend- 
ship that were already formed. Here Arogadro, 
Palinurus and Fidus Achates distinguished them- 
selves and Spooner Viles read a poem with much 
feeling. 

Senior year our class furnished its quota to the 
foot-ball team in such men as Dan Munro, Captain, 
Blanchard, Conners, Perkins, Towne, Wilson, Havey 
and Shaw. In base-ball Havey, Munro, Blanchard, 
BIy, Coffin, contributed in making one of the most 
successful base-ball teams Bowdoin has ever pro- 
duced, with the kind assistance of Cox of the Junior 
Class. In tennis we have such fine men as Libby, 
Dana and Pratt. In track athletics we have been 
represented by Nutter, Gray, Thompson, Bisbee, 
Dunlap and Towne. On the musical clubs we have 
had Walker, Green, Woodbury, Preble, Pratt, Jones, 
Lawrence and Wilson. In scholarship Walker, Rob- 
inson, Simpson, Stover, Houghton, Clifford and 
Farnsworth have done good work, not forgetting 
Barrows. Woodbury, Ridlon, Shaughnessy, Thomp- 
son and Munro in the medical department. In the 
social world we have leading representatives in 
Duke Clifford with his million-dollar stride and 
flourish of arms, and Prince Farnsworth especially 
to be commended for having been in Brunswick once 
during the past spring. 

If I have omitted anyone in this enumeration, it 
has been rather as an accident than as a purpose. 
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An account of this nature must necessarily be poor, 
for it can give no idea of the friendships formed 
that will ever be perpetuated, of our associations dur- 
ing the past four years, of the knowledge gained, the 
application of which we now look forward to. Our 
college has meant to us more than the mere receiv- 
ing of honors and learning prescribed lessons It has 
meant the learning of true manhood, good fellow- 
ship and the formation of noble friendships : rather 
as a preparation for the great work to come than as 
the end of school life. To those who have been suc- 
cessful in college life let me say that the world 
expects much of them and awaits the application of 
their gifts. 

To the middlemen, experience has shown that on 
the whole it is upon them that the world must rely. 
For in the past it has not always been those in high- 
est honors tliat have been the most successful in the 
world. To those less successful let me appeal to 
their increasing activity and perseverance in what- 
ever field they enter, to the lessons they have learned 
in college, until "pluck beats luck" and success 
crowns their efforts. To all of us let us remember, 

"No star is ever lost we once have seen, 
We always may be what we might have been 
Since Good, though only thought has life and breath 
God's life — can always be redeemed from death ; 
And evil, its nature is decay. 
And any hour can blot it all away; 
The hopes that lost in some far distance seem 
May be the truer life, and this the dream." 

The Parting Address by Farnsworth 
Gross Marshall closed the literary part of the 
program. 

Painting Address, Class Day. 

By Farnsworth G. Marshall. 

Mr. President, Fellow Classmates, Ladies and Gen- 
tlemen: 

To-day, the Class of 1903 holds its last exercises 
as members of the undergraduate body of Bowdoin 
College. To-day marks the culmination of four 
years of earnest endeavor and patient toil. The race 
is finished, the goal is achieved, the victory is won. 
In a few days our class will be scattered throughout 
New England, never again to all meet together in a 
■friendly assembly. At this time my task is neither 
enviable nor desirable. The most solemn, the sad- 
dest moment of our whole college course is at hand. 
The time has come to say farewell to each other and 
to this dear college. It is my sad privilege to close 
the book of our college history and to write a trem- 
bling "finis" at the end. 

Fellow-Classmates, we entered this institution 
four years ago strangers to one another, each with 
his own peculiar characteristics, his own ideals, sixty 
odd individuals without a common bond of interest 
save that of the pursuit of knowledge. Since that 
time we have been intimately associated in every 
department of activity. We have lived together as 
brothers, as members of a peaceful family into whose 
ranks no element of discord has ever entered. We 
have worked together. Co-laborers in the field of 
knowledge, the riches of great minds have been 
open to us. Together we have passed through the 



fire of critical college opinion, the great shifter and 
leveler of student character which transforms the 
base iron of individual peculiarity into the ringing 
steel of active usefulness. 

Our hopes and our aspirations have sprung from 
the same source and striven toward the same end. 
Shoulder to shoulder we have stood for the honor 
and dignity of our class, and for the uplifting and 
glory of our college. In victory, we have cheered 
together in exultation. In defeat, our sorrow has 
been a common sorrow. 

The effect of such association has transformed 
us from sixty individuals into a harmonious whole. 
These are the ties that must be severed, these the 
friendships that must be broken. Can we be blamed 
if we pause regretfully at our departure and wish 
that our college was of the future rather than of the 
past. 

It is true that to-day this harmony must be dis- 
solved, but sad as that fact is to us, it is in accord- 
ance with the great laws of nature. The life of all 
organism, of all social unity is but a means to an end. 
The destruction of unity is the cause of unity, and 
this thought may well soften the sorrow of our 
parting. The vision of this day with its victory, the 
attainment of our degrees, has been the great end, 
the ultimate cause of these years of happy associa- 
tion, and as we part we should feel not so much of 
sorrow at the parting as of thankfulness that the 
years of our college life have been spent amid such 
pleasant surroundings. 

But what of the future. So far we have been 
wanderers in the dim dawn of the morning of life, 
our paths made easy and our steps guided by the 
fostering care of our Alma Mater. She now sends 
us forth into the full light of the day's sun, into the 
ceaseless activity and. keen competition of the world. 
At our entrance into college, we received but one 
maxim of direction. It has been our guide during 
the entire course. It should go with us in the final 
word of parting- "Bowdoin expects every man to 
do his duty." Still that responsibility is no small 
one. The illustrious graduates of this institution 
have advanced to such positions of influence and 
trust, have maintained so high a standard of excel- 
lence, that nothing less of the performance of our 
whole duty to man and God will render our names 
worthy of inscription upon the rolls of the alumni. 
To the college, then, we owe the best there is in us. 
Every worthy deed and noble purpose will add a 
new lustre to the name of Bowdoin, every ignoble 
purpose and unworthy act will tarnish the brightness 
of Uiat name. 

Probably this is the last time the class as a whole 
will ever be together. We shall have reunions, but 
the ranks will never be full again. Some will be 
kept away by the cares of business. Year by year 
others removed by death will here and there leave 
gaps. As a class of this college, our work is done. 
The work of the future is that of alumni of Bowdoin 
College. 

It is a law of physical science that the whole is 
dependent on the parts and that every minute part 
is essential to the composition and unity of the 
whole. It is with a realization of this truth that the 
Class of 1903 presumes to offer its humble contribu- 
tion to Bowdoin College. It has decided to estab- 
lish a decennial fund which will be available for the 
use of the college in 1913, trusting that future classes 



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may follow its example by making a decennial fund 
a permanent institution. 

And, as we bring these exercises and our own 
college life to a close,- we should not call to mind the 
happy days of undergraduate life. Let us forget for 
the moment the friendships we have formed with 
those whose success is our own. Let us blot out 
that vision of hope and promise that lies before us. 
Those thoughts belong to us as individuals. One 
sacred tie binds us into a complete unity. One 
thought occupies our minds, one name is upon our 
lips, one love in our hearts, "Bowdoin, Alma Mater," 
what memories cling about thee? 

The Bowdoin that we leave behind is not the 
Bowdoin of the casual observer. These trees and 
winding walks and gray old buildings are more to us 
than beautiful buildings upon a beautiful campus. 
They represent four years of most intimate associa- 
tion ; four years of happiness ; four years of the pur- 
suit of divine knowledge ; four years of life amid 
the ideals of democracy based upon the equality of 
knowledge, truth, honor, and manhood ; four years 
of home. 

The mighty forces of time and space can never 
efface those years from our memory, It is Thack- 
eray who has said, "The past and its dear history 
and youth and its hopes and lessons and tones and 
looks are forever echoing in our hearts. 

Fare thee well. Old Bowdoin, the youngest son 
of thy great family bids thee a fond farewell. In 
after years the proudest moment of their lives, the 
highest honor they can achieve, will come when they 
hear from thy lips the "well done" of faithful service. 

"The end has come, as come it must to all things. 
In these sweet June days, the teacher and the scholar 
trust their parting feet to separate ways. They 
part ; but in the years to be, shall pleasant memories 
cling to each as shells bear inland from the sea the 
murmur of the rhythmic beach." 

"Be pure, be true, and prompt in duty. Heed 
the low, deep voice of conscience. Through the 
discord around you, keep your faith in human nature 
still. Be gentle unto griefs and needs. Be pitiful as 
manhood should. And, spite of all the lies of 
creeds, hold fast the truth that God is good." 

The class rose in their places and, accom- 
panied by the band, sang the Class Ode. 



Air- 



CLASS ODE. 
"How can I leave thee.' 



With hearts o'erflowing. 
Comrades both tried and true, 
All are assembled here. 

Before we part. 
Sing of our love for thee, 
For you our praises be. 
Ties of old nineteen three. 

Twined 'round each heart. 

Hallowed the memories, 
Thoughts of the years gone by. 
Sacred the links that bind 

Our hearts to-day. 
Let friendship's flame burn bright, 
Warm with its ruddy light 
Shine through the coming night. 

Lighten our way. 



And though we wander, 
Though each a different path 
Shall on life's journey take, 

This thought hold fast. 
Some day again we'll stand. 
Our strong united band, 
And clasp each friendly hand. 
In loyal grasp. 

— Harold Boswell Pratt. 

Payne's Second Regiment Band of Lew- 
iston furnished music for the afternoon exer- 
cises. After the exercises under the Thorn- 
dike Oak, the Senior Class smoked the pipe 
of peace, sitting in a circle on the campus. A 
procession of the Seniors was then formed 
which marched around the campus and 
cheered the various buildings. The farewell 
and final leave-takings occurred in front of 
King Chapel. 



THE COMMENCEMENT HOP. 

The annual commencement hop at Bow- 
doin was held at Memorial Hall, Tuesday 
evening and was attended by fully 150 
couples. The hop began at 9.30 before which 
for over an hour Pullen's Orchestra of Ban- 
gor gave a promenade concert on the campus. 

When the dance began there were about 
400 people in the hall, among them being 
noticed many alumni. 

At 9.30 the dance began and it was after 
2.30 when the last of the 24 dances was ended. 
The music was excellent. 

The Committee of Arrangements consisted 
of Charles Patrick Conners of Bangor, chair- 
man, Franklin L'awrence of Portland, and 
Paul Preble of Auburn. 

The following ladies of the Faculty were 
the patronesses and received in the northwest 
corner of the hall : Airs. William DeWitt 
Hyde, Mrs. Leslie A. Lee, Mrs. Franklin C. 
Robinson, Mrs. William A. Houghton, Mrs. 
Henry Johnson, Mrs. Frank E. Woodruff, 
Mrs. George T. Little, Mrs. Charles C. 
Hutchins, Mrs. William A. Moody, Mrs. 
Alfred Mitchell, Mrs. Frank N. Whittier, 
Mrs. George T. Files, Mrs. Wilmont B. 
Mitchell, Mrs. Alfred L. P. Dennis, Mrs. 
Algernon S. Dyer, Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham. 



DEDICATION OF HUBBARD HALL. 

On Wednesday afternoon, June 24, the 
dedication of Hubbard Hall, our new library, 
took place. The formal presentation of the 
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behalf of the governing boards of the insti- 
tution, formed the main event of Wednesday. 
The exercises, of a pubHc nature, were brief, 
and would have been so even if the weather 
had been favorable. 

It had been intended to have the presenta- 
tion exercises take place on a stand erected in 
front of the library, but on account of the 



friend of the college when I say that not the 
least subject for felicitation on this occasion 
is thg thought that henceforth there will be 
as a household word the name this hall will 
bear forevermore." 

General Hubbard was greeted with great 
applause. He prefaced his remarks by stat- 
ing that the gift of the building was not to 




rain it was necessary to have the exercises 
inside the library. The delivery room on the 
first floor and the hall above it were filled to 
their utmost capacity and the speakers were 
on the landing of the broad stairway. Presi- 
dent Hyde called the gathering to order and 
the opening prayer was made by Rev. George 
M. Adams, D.D., '44, of Auburndale, Mass. 
President Hyde before introducing Gen. 
Hubbard said, "I believe I am expressing the 
honest feeling of every alumnus, student and 



the college but to the library of the college. 
He then summarized the history of the library 
from the time when it was located in the 
second story of a wooden chapel 100 years ago 
to the present time. He complimented the 
building committee which consisted of Presi- 
dent Hyde, Prof. F. C. Robinson and Prof. 
George T. Little, the librarian. 

He then said that it afforded him pleas- 
ure to extend the gift of this building to his 
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The address of acceptance of the gift by 
the college was made by Chief Justice Fuller, 
LL.D., Class of '53. When he arose to speak 
he was given a grand reception. He spoke 
briefly, expressing with feeling the deep debt 
of gratitude which every alumnus, student 
and friend of Bowdoin feels to Gen. Hubbard 
for his magnificent gift. He said that this 
beautiful gift in itself meant much, but to the 
friends of the college the spirit of loyalty to 
the Alma Mater which was shown in making 
this priceless gift was all the more pleasing 
because it showed the love of a loyal son. 

This speech concluded the exercises in the 
library itself and a procession was then 
formed for the further exercises in the Church 
on the Hill. 

The procession was made up of alumni 
and invited guests, headed by Dr. A. E. Aus- 
tin, '83, as marshal. The dedicatory address 
was made by Rev. Edward Pond Parker, 
D.D., of Hartford. The theme of his address 
was "The Fictitious Element in Literature," 
dwelling upon its importance and value. 

The address was a most scholarly effort 
and held the closest attention during the 
delivery. 

THE PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION. 

The reception given by President Hyde to 
the alumni and friends of the college, 
Wednesday evening, in Hubbard Hall, was 
one of great success and presented a beautiful 
appearance. The building was brilliantly 
illuminated. 

The library was well filled with guests, all 
of whom were delighted with its beauty and 
splendor. The reception was a fitting and 
appropriate close to the dedication of the new 
building and was greatly appreciated. 



COMMENCEMENT DAY. 

On Thursday, June 25, occurred the 
ninety-eighth annual commencement of Bow- 
doin College. Although there was a drizzling 
rain, the alumni and friends of the college 
turned out in large numbers. 

More than 350 alumni marched from the 
chapel to the Church on the Hill where the 
graduating exercises were held at 10.30 a.m. 
The literary department of the graduating 
class was marshaled by Edwin Augustus Dun- 



lap, Jr., of Brunswick, and the medical 
department by Richard Albert Goss of Lew- 
iston. Dr. Austin, '83, of Boston, acted as 
marshal of the day. 

At the church the following order of 
exercises took place : 

Music. 
Prayer. 
Music. 
The Party Leader in American Politics. 

Clement Franklin Robinson. 
The Psychology of the Crowd. 

George Bourne Farnsworth. 
The Influence of the West. 

Selden Osgood Martin. 
Music. 
Science and Religion. 

Leon Valentine Walker. 
Nationalization in the United States. 

William Morris Houghton. 
The Obligation of the Scholar. 

Scott Clement Ward Simpson. 

Music. 

Conferring of Degrees. 

Prayer. 

Benediction. 



HONORARY APPOINTMENTS. 
Class of 1903. 

Summa cum Laude. — Clement Franklin Robin- 
son, Philip Greely Clifford, William Morris Hough- 
ton, Selden Osgood Martin, Scott Clement Ward 
Simpson. Leon Valentine Walker. 

Magna cum Laude. — Harris Clark Barrows, Mer- 
rill Blanchard, George Bourne Farnsworth, Philip 
Talbot Harris, Donald Edward McCormick, George 
Hinkley Stover, Herbert EUery Thompson. 

Cum Laude. — Philip Owen CoiBn, Carl Spencer 
Fuller, John Alfred Harlow, Sydney Bartels Larra- 
bee. Farnsworth Gross Marshall, Irving Wilson 
Nutter, Henry Adams Peabody, Joseph Randall 
Ridlon, Michael James Shaughnessy, Malcolm Sum- 
ner Woodbury. 



PRIZES AWARDED. 

In the course of the exercises the following 
announcements were made of the winners of prizes, 
etc. : 

Goodwin Prize — Selden Osgood Martin. 

Plawthorne Prize — Clement Franklin Robinson. 

Pray English Prize — Clement Franklin Robinson. 

Brown Prizes for Extemporaneous Composi- 
tion — First. Farnsworth Gross Marshall ; second, 
George Hinkley Stover. 

Sewall Latin Prize — James Newell Emery. 

Sewall Greek Prize — No award. 

Goodwin French Prize — Cyrus Clyde Shaw. 

Noyes Political Economy Prize — No award. 

Smythe Mathematical Prize — Stanley Perkins 
Chase. 

Class of 187.^ Prize, in American History — 
Arthur Carlton Shorey. 



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COMMENCEMENT DINNER. 

At the close of the exercises in the church 
the procession again formed and marched to 
Memorial Hall, where dinner was served. 

The principal feature was the unveiling of 
the window presented by Miss Sarah Orne 
Jewett in memory of her father, Dr. Theo- 
dore Herman Jewett of the Class of 1834, 
who was at one time professor in the medical 
department of the college. 

The presentation speech was made by 
Rev. George Lewis of South Berwick, while 
Prof. Henry L. Chapman received the win- 
dow for the college. Prayer was offered by 
Rev. Edward B. Palmer. 

President Hyde then announced the fol- 
lowing gifts : Class of 1873, ^ scholarship ; 
Class of 1878, a gateway to the north 
entrance to the campus ; Judge Hale of Port- 
land, a complete edition of Webster's works 
to the library; Class of 1875, a scholarship. 

The speakers were Chief Justice Fuller, 
'53, Gen. Thomas H. Hubbard, '57, and Rev. 
Egbert C. Smythe for the Board of Trustees, 
and Hon. Charles U. Bell, '63, for the Board 
of Overseers; John L. Crosby of Bangor, 
Class of '53, gave a short history of his class. 
Hon. Wilmot W. Brookings and Rev. H. A. 
Jump also made short speeches. 



NEW DEGREES. 

The Board of Trustees made the following 
recommendations and they have been con- 
ferred by the President: 

Master of Arts, pro merito : Edward S. 
Anthoine, '02 ; Fred H. Cowan, '02 ; Walter 
S. Glidden, '02 ; George L. Lewis, '01 ; Arthur 
H. Nason, '99; Walter F. Haskell, '95. 

Honorary Degree, Master of Arts: Henry 
E. Woods, Boston ; Hermann Kotzschmar, 
Portland. 

Doctor of Divinity : Edwin B. Palmer. 

Doctor of Laws : Franklin C. Robinson, 
Brunswick ; Oliver Stevens, Boston ; Simon 
N. B. North, Brookline. 

The four highest ranked men in the grad- 
uating class of the medical department are : 
Arthur W. Strout, A.B., Harry A. Moody, 
Oramel E. Haney, Robert J. Wiseman. 

The overseers to-day elected Hon. Wm. 
T. Cobb of Rockland a member, as the nomi- 
nee of the Alumni Association. Judge S. B. 



Humphrey of Bangor has died and Hon. F. 
H. Appleton of Bangor was chosen for the 
vacancv. 



THE CREED OF THE CLASS OF 1903. 

I believe in one God present in nature as 
law, in science as truth, in art as beauty, in 
history as justice, in society as sympathy, in 
conscience as duty, and supremely in Christ as 
our highest idea. 

I believe in the Bible as God's clearest 
expression through the race in the past ; in 
prayer as the best way to learn His message to 
each man to-day ; and in the church as the fel- 
lowship of those who try to do His will in the 
world. 

I believe in worship as the highest inspira- 
tion to work ; in sacrifice as the price we must 
pay to make right what is wrong; in salva- 
tion as growth out of selfishness into service ; 
in eternal life as the survival after the death 
of the body of what loves and is lovable in 
each individual ; and in judgment as the 
obvious fact that the gentle, the generous, the 
modest, the pure and the true are always and 
everywhere better off than the cruel, the 
sensual, the mean, the proud, and the false. 



1903'S DECENNIAL FUND. 

The Class of 1903 voted to try to establish 
a precedent for other classes to follow, in 
forming a decennial fund, which at the end 
of ten years shall be turned over to the college 
to be used for such object as the class shall 
designate. Already fifty-one members have 
pledged to contribute annually. Almost two 
hundred and fifty dollars has been subscribed 
to start with, and at the end of ten years the 
fund will amount at least to three thousand 
dollars. Franklin Lawrence of Portland, 
Seldon O. Martin of Foxcroft and Farns- 
worth G. Marshall of Portland, were 
appointed a committee to act as trustees of 
the 1903 fund and to report to the class. 



NEW MEMORIAL GATES. 

The Class of '78 at their reunion during 
commencement week voted to give to their 
Alma Mater a memorial gateway for the 
north entrance to the campus. The money 



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has been subscribed and the plans will be pre- 
pared by the architects, Kilhan & Hopkins of 
Boston. The general design will be colonial, 
of brick and limestone to conform to the style 
of the older college buildings. 



PHI BETA KAPPA SOCIETY. 

The annual meeting of the Phi Beta 
Kappa Society was held at Adams Hall at lo 
o'clock, Wednesday morning. The following 
officers were elected : Hon. John H. Goode- 
now of New York, President ; Hon. Franklin 
A. Wilson, Vice-President ; Prof. George T. 
Files, Secretary and Treasurer ; Literary 
Committee, Prof. H. L. Chapman and Prof. 
George T. Little, both of Brunswick, Rev. 
Charles H. Cutter of Bangor, Earl H. Merrill 
of New York and the Hon. J. W. Symonds of 
Portland. On the recommendation of the 
Alembership Committee Franklin C. Robin- 
son and Henry L. Chapman, the following 
members of the Class of 1904 were elected to 
membership : John Merrill Bridgham, Milton 
Andrew Bryant, George William, Burpee, 
Marshall Perley Cram, Samuel Trask Dana 
and Eugene P. D. Hathaway. 

The following members of the graduat- 
ing class of 1903 were also elected : Harris 
Clark Barrows, Merrill Blanchard, George 
Bourne Farnsworth, Philip Talbot Harris, 
Selden Osgood Martin, and George Hinkley 
Stover. 

Men elected as Juniors last year and now 
Seniors were present as follows: Philip G. 
Clifford, Scott C. W. Simpson, William M. 
Houghton, Clement F. Robinson, Leon V. 
Walker. 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 

The meeting of the Alumni Association 
was held in the New Alumni Hall in the new- 
library Thursday morning. This being the 
year for the triennial election of officers, the 
following officers were elected : President, 
Franklin C. Payson, '75, Portland; Vice- 
President, Charles T. Hawes, '76, Bangor ; 
Secretary and Treasurer, George T. Little, 
'J7. Brunswick; Executive Committee, Alfred 
Mitchell, '59. Brunswick; W. H. Moulton. 
'74, Portland, and A. T. Parker, '75, Bath. 
The alumni named as alumni overseer, the 
Hon. William T. Cobb of Rockland. The 



overseers elected to fill the vacancy on the 
board, the Hon. Frederick H. Appleton of 
Bansfor. 



DECISIONS OF THE BOARDS. 

Wednesday morning the Board of Trustees met 
in Hubbard Hall at 9.30, with Hon. Charles F. LitBy 
of Portland, president, in the chair. It was voted 
to accept the resignation of A. S. Dyer as instructor 
of classics in English. 

Roswell C. M. McCrea, Ph.D., was elected pro- 
fessor of economics and sociology for three years. 

Roscoe J. Ham was elected assistant professor of 
modern languages for three years. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills was elected instructor in 
classics in English for one year. 

Joseph C. Pearson was elected instructor in 
physics and mathematics. 

In the medical department, Alfred King, M.D., 
was elected assistant professor of anatomy; Edward 
J. McDonough, ]M,D., was elected lecturer on obstet- 
rics; Charles B. Witherell, M.D., was elected 
instructor in neurology; Alfred Mitchell, Jr., M.D., 
was elected instructor in genito-urinary diseases ; 
Gustav A. Pudor, M.D., was elected instructor in 
dermatology; Edville G. Abbott, M.D., was elected 
clinical instructor and lecturer in orthopedic surgery. 

There were two vacancies on the Board of Over- 
seers of Bowdoin College this year, which were 
filled on Thursday. According to the usual custom 
one was filled by the trustees and one by the alumni. 
The alumni member was the Hon. William T. Cobb 
of Rockland, and, for the other vacancy, the Hon. 
F. H. Appleton of Bangor was elected. 



THE A'lEMORIAL WINDOW OF DR. JEWETT. 

The window is the work of Mrs. Sarah Whitman 
of Boston, a friend of Miss Jewett. Dr. Jewett was 
a graduate and professor of Bowdoin College. In 
the design for this window Mrs. Whitman has 
demonstrated anew her rare artistic gifts. Both in 
conception, material and inscription the memorial is 
simple and sincere, just as was the country doctor's 
life it aims to celebrate. Constructed almost 
entirely of transparent glass in diaper pattern it is 
touched here and there with red cathedral glass, 
relieved by opalescent shades of the same material. 

The design is Gothic, and on one of the panels 
appear the words, "Theodore Herman Jewett. Class 
of MDCCCXXXIV." On the opposite panelis this 
motto from Hippocrates to show "the four gifts 
indispensable to a good physician :" "Learning, 
Sagacity. Humanity, Probity." 



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

The annual meeting of the Maine Historical 
Society was held Tuesday afternoon at the Cleave- 
land lecture room in Massachusetts Hall. Hon. 
James P. Baxter, president of the society, was in 
the chair. 

The following officers were elected: President, 
James P. Baxter, Portland ; Vice-President, Henry 
L. Chapman, Brunswick; Corresponding Secretary 



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and Biographer, Samuel L. Boardman, Bangor ; 
Treasurer, F. H. Jordan ; Recording Secretary, 
librarian and curator, H. W. Bryant ; standing com- 
mittee, H. S. Burrage. H. L. Chapman, J. M. 
Brown, J. W. Glidden, F. A. Wilson, P. C. Man- 
ning, F. H. Jordan. Augustus F. Moulton. 

On motion of Prof. Henry L. Chapman it was 
voted to make honorary members of three ladies, 
each of whom have won distinction in literature : 
Mrs. Abba Gould Woolson of Windham, Miss Sarah 
Orne Jewett of South Berwick, and Mrs. George C. 
Riggs, better known as Kate Douglass Wiggin of 
New York and Buxton, her summer home. These 
are the first ladies to be thus honored by the Maine 
Historical Society. 



MAINE MEDICAL SCHOOL. 

The graduates of the Medical School of Maine 
are: 

Charles Spiro Bridgham, Sullivan ; Richard 
Albert Goss, Lewiston ; J. Lowell Grindle, Mt. 
Desert ; Oramel Elisha Haney, Belfast ; Albert Bel- 
latty Hagerthy, Bucksport ; Marcus Philip Hamble- 
ton, Brunswick; Edgar Ivory Hanscom, A.B., 
Lebanon; Louis Lenville Hills, A.B., Portland; 
Stillman David Little, Milltown ; Fred Clarence 
. Lord, Belgrade ; Harry Alton Moody, Dover, N. H. ; 
Harry Hill Nevers, Norway; Mason Parker, 
Phillips; James Percy Russell. A.B., Warren; 
Frank F. Simonton, A.B., Ellsworth; Arthur 
Weston Strout, A.B., Gardiner; George Henry Tur- 
ner, Portland ; Elton Murray Varney, Brunswick ; 
Robert James Wiseman, Lewiston ; Arthur Gordon 
Wiley, A.B., Bethel. 

The Board of Trustees taking up the business of 
the Medical School of Maine, re-elected all the old 
officers. Other elections were then made as follows : 

Alfred King, M.D., Assistant Professor of Anat- 
omy. 

Edward J. McDonough, Lecturer on Obstetrics. 

Charles D. Witherell, M.D., Instructor in 
Neurology. 

Alfred Mitchell, Jr., M.D., Instructor in Genito- 
urinary Surgery. 

Gustave A. Pudor, M.D., Instructor in Derma- 
tology. 

Edville G. Abbott, M.D., Clinical Instructor in 
Orthopedic Surgery. 



CAMPUS Ciif=IT. 



Greek is no longer essential at Yale to obtain a 
degree. 

At a meeting of the tennis team Samuel Trask 
Dana of '04 was elected captain. 

After the President's reception, Wednesday 
evening, the various fraternities held their annual 
reunions. 

A reception was given at the Psi U. Chapter 
House after the close of the Class Day exercises by 
Clifford, '03. 



B. M. Clough, igoo, for the past two years prin-, 
cipal of Limington Academy, has been elected princi- 
pal of the Rumford Falls High School. 

Next year, the Mott Haven games will not be 
held at Berkeley Oval. Much dissatisfaction was 
found this year with the poor condition of the track. 

All the books have been transferred from their 
old quarters in King's Chapel to the new library 
building, Hubbard Hall, under the careful super- 
vision of Professor Little, the college librarian. 

The annual banquet of the Class of '05 was held 
at the Casco Castle, Friday evening. The commit- 
tee in charge consisted of Stanley Williams of Port- 
land, James Philip Marston of Hallowell, and Ralph 
Carroll Stewart of New Vineyard. William Francis 
Finn, Jr., of Natick, Mass., was toast-master. The 
order of toasts was as follows : Class of '05, Stephen 
Hodgman Pinkham ; "Class Foot-Ball Team," 
Donald Cameron White; "Trots and Trotting," 
Walter Samuel Gushing ; "Our Fortune," Edwin 
Laforest Harvey; "Our Fussers," Kenneth Howard 
Damren ; "The Babes," Ernest Henry Redding; 
Burroughs. "Our New English Instructor," Charles 
Bagley Cook ; "Our Grinds," Stanley Williams ; 
"Bowdoin," Philip Kilborne Green. 



ATHLETICS. 

REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF THE 

COUNCIL. 
Wm. a. Moody, Treasurer, in account with Bow- 
doin Athletic Council. 

Dr. 

To balance on hand July, 1902 $700.85 

Foot-Ball loan repaid 70.00 

10 per cent, foot-ball gate receipts 122.30 

10 per cent, base-ball gate receipts 55-03 

Interest and old Savings Bank deposit. . 15.06 

Loan to Track Manager repaid 92.20 

Bal. track athletics account 10.40 

Bal. base-ball account 34-33 

Bal. tennis account 43-83 

$1,144.00 
Cr. 
By cash paid for maintenance of Whittier 

Field, charged to 10 per cent. fund. . $57.18 

Cash paid for foot-ball "Dummy" 23. 78 

Cash advanced Track Manager since 

July, 1902 62.20 

Cash paid for sundries 6.50 

Cash paid for printing 41-50 

Cash paid for delegates' expenses 12.61 

Cash paid for bill of base-ball season of 

1902 10.66 

Balance on hand July i, 1903 929-57 

$1,144.00 



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The funds of the Council are disposed as follows : 

Union National Bank balance $6783 

Brunswick Sav. Inst, deposit and interest. . 791.83 
Cash in hands of Treasurer 69.91 

$929-57 

General Treasury $733.02 

10 per cent. Fund account 196.55 

$929-57 
I have examined the above accounts of the Treas- 
urer and find them correct. 

(Signed), P. O. Coffin, 

Auditor for the Athletic Council. 



REPORT OF TENNIS MANAGER. 

W. E. LuNT in account with Bowdoin 
Athletic Council. 

Dr. 

To subscriptions $218.75 

Sales of old balls 5.40 

$224.15 
Cr. 

By paid for rackets and balls $52.30 

Paid for Longwood Tournament 49.50 

Paid for Amherst Tournament 28.50 

Paid for Maine Tournament 9.00 

Paid for sundries 21.52 

Paid for sweaters IQSO 

Cash bal. (to include assm't for M. I. L. 
T. A. Cups estimated at $30.00) paid 

to Treasurer 4383 

$224-15 
The accounts of the Tennis Manager have been 
examined and found correct. 

Wm. A. Moody, Treasurer. 
P. O. Coffin, Auditor. 



REPORT OF TRACK MANAGER. 

W. K. Wildes in account with Bowdoin 
Athletic Council. 

Dr. 

To advance from Council Treasurer $92.20 

Back subscriptions 61.75 

Receipts at Fall Meet 1.90 

Miscellaneous 76.50 

Receipts for B. A. A. Meet 153.00 

Receipts for Indoor Meet 233.00 

Receipts for Worcester Meet i3-20 

Receipts for Maine Meet 80.45 

Receipts for Invitation Meet 189.95 

Students' subscriptions 490.00 

Special subscriptions 71.81 

$1,463.76 
Cr. 

By paid N. E. A. A. Convention $16.54 

Paid Denning at Summer School 30.00 

Paid for Fall Meet 12.00 



Paid miscellaneous 146.56 

Paid out-door track 69.90 

Paid B. A, A. Meet 70.25 

Paid Indoor Meet 68.92 

Paid Worcester Meet 218.70 

Invitation Meet 130.38 

Maine Meet 127.27 

Paid Mott Haven Meet 35.35 

Paid rubber 25.00 

Paid coach 325.74 

. Paid sweaters and caps 84.83 

Loan from Council 92.20 

Paid cash balance to Treasurer 10.40 

$1,463.76 
The accounts of the Track Manager have been 
examined and found correct. 

P. O. Coffin, Auditor. 
Wm. a. Moody, Treasurer. 



BASE-BALL ACCOUNT. 

The base-ball account shows a cash balance of 
$34-33- We have been unable, through a misunder- 
standing, to secure an itemized account. 



ALUMN 



A complete list of alumni present at Commence- 
ment is as follows : 

1835. — Josiah Crosby. 

1843.— Charles W. Porter. 

1844. — George M. Adams. 

1848. — Charles A. Packard, A. C. Dinsmore, J. 
Dinsmore, Egbert C. Smythe. 

1850. — Henry F. Harding. 

1852. — John H. Goodnow, Lewis Pierce. 

1853. — John L. Crosby, Melville W. Fuller, 
Woodbury F. Langdon, Nathaniel L. Upham. 

1854. — Daniel C. Linscott, Franklin A. Wilson. 

1855. — Wilmot W. Brookins, Flavins V. Nor- 
cross, Ezekiel Ross, Benjamin P. Snow. 

1856. — Henry Farrar, Galen C. Moses, E. P. 
Palmer, J. Y. Stapton. 

1857. — S. Clifford Belcher, Charles Hamlen, 
Thomas H. Hubbard, Charles W. Pickard, S. B. 
Stuart. 

1858.— F. M. Drew, Edwin B. Nealley. 

1859. — James A. Howe, Alfred Mitchell. 

i860. — Gen. John Marshall Brown, Phillip H. 
Stubbs, Joseph W. Symonds. 

1861.— Loring G. S. Farr, Dr. C. O. Hunt, 
George B. Kennison, S. H. Manning, Edward Stan- 
wood. 

1862. — Augustus N. Linscott, S. W. Pearson, 
Henry L. Thayer. 

1863.— Hon. C. U. Bell, A. B. Dearbon, George 
A. Emery, T. M. Giveen, F. C. Remick, A. R. G. 
Smith, Weston Thompson, C. B. Varney. 

1864. — Rev. George Lewis, Hon. C. F. Libby, 
James McKeen, W. H. Pearson. 

1865. — Charles Fish, J. E. Moore, H. W. Swasey. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



1866. — Henry L. Chapman, Dr. F. H. Gerrish, 
Charles H. Hinckley. 

1867.— Dr. W. S. Curtis, G. P. Davenport, W. S. 
Hutchinson, J. N. McClintock, Stanley Plummer, 
George T. Sewall. 

1868.— John A. Hinckley. 

1869. — Clarence Hale, Edward Payson, Rev. H. 
S. Whitman. 

1870.— Hon. D. S. Alexander. A. J. Curtis, W. S. 
Frost, Wallace K. Oakes, A. G. Whitman. 

1871. — J. F. Chaney. 

1872. — Herbert Harris, Weston Lewis, George M. 
Whittaker. 

1873.— N. D- A. Clark, A. L. Crocker, John F. 
Elliot, Edwin M. Fuller, I. L. Elder, R. E. Goold, 
H. B. Hill. Frank A. Floyd, A. C. EUingwood, 
Edwin E. Hudson, O. W. Kingsbury, A. F. Moul- 
ton, D. A. Robinson. F. C. Robinson, A. F. Rich- 
ardson, A. E. Herrick, C. W. Taggart, James W. 
Stuart, David W. Snow, Fred A. Wilson, Andrew 
P. Wiswell, F. S. Waterhouse. 

1874.— Rev. S. V. Cole, Edwin N. Merrill, Wil- 
liam M. Payson, D. A. H. Powers. 

1875. — Seth L. Larrabee, Edward S. Osgood, 
Stephen C. Whitmore. 

1876. — Tascus Atwood. C. T. Hawes, John A. 
Morrill, Jere M. Hill, A. T. Parker, Charles G 
Wheeler. , 

1877.— William T. Cobb, Edgar M. Cousens, D 

D. Gilman, Charles E. Knight, George T. Little. 
1878.— Alfred E. Burton, L W. Dyer, C. A. 

Baker, Stephen D. Fessenden, J. F. Hall, Barrett 
Potter. G. C. Purington, S. E. Smith, W. E. Sar- 
gent, J. W. Thvng. 

1880.— Fred O. Conant, A. H. Holmes, T. H. 
Rilev, W. B. Perkins, Henry A. Wing. 

1S81.— Edgar O. Achorn, W. M. Brown, Charles 
H. Cutler, H. W. Chamberlain, William King. 

1882. — A. F. Belcher, Edwin LI. Curtis, Charles 
H. Gilman. Melvin J. Holway, W. A. Moody. 

188^.— Dr. A. E. Austin, Henry A. Bacon, C. A. 
Corliss", M. B. K. Pettingill, Charles W. Packard, 

E. F. Holden, C. C. Hutchms, Dr. H. E. Snow. 
Arthur C. Gibson, S. W. B. Jackson, j;. B. Reed. 

1884. — George W. Kemp, F, P. Knight, Rodney 
L Thompson, John A. Waterman. 

1885. — Eben W. Freeman, John R. Gould, 
Eugene Thomas, Dr. F. N. Whittier. 

1886. — Levi Turner, Walter V. Wentworth. 

1887.— W. L. J. Gahan, Merton L. Kimball, 
Arthur W. Perkins, Edward C. Plummer. 

1888.— T. H. Aver, H. S. Card, J. H. Maxwell, P. 

F. Marston, G. H. Larrabee, William L. Black, 
William T. Hall, G. F. Gary, Joseph Williamson, F. 
K. Linscott, G. A. Ingalls, A. W. Meserve. 

i88q.— Stephen H. Weeks, George T. Files, Wal- 
lace S. Elden, F. J. C. Little. 

1890.— W. B. Mitchell, C. L, Hutchinson, Edgar 
F. Conant, H. H. Hastings. 

1891.— E. H. Newbegin, W. G. Mallett, A. S. 
Dyer, Henry H. Noyes, E. G. Loring, George F. 
Libby. 

1892.— Leon M. Fobes, H. C. Emery, W. O. 
Hersey, George Downes, Charles M. Pennell. 

189.S.— Albert M. Jones, J. S. May, H. C. Fabyan,. 
S. O. Baldwin, B. F. Barker, George S. Chapin, C. 
H. Harvard, Clarence W. Peabody. 

1894. — Rev. Norman McKinnon, W. W. Thomas, 
H. E. Andrews, C. E. Merritt. 



1895.— A. L- Dennison, S. E. Pope, F. C. Hatch, 
W. M. Ingraham, A. G. Willey, R. T. Parker, H. 
W. Thayer, George C. Webber, B. L. Bryant, Walter 

F. Haskell, Alfred Mitchell, Jr. 

1896. — Phillip Dana, Robert Newbegin, John C. 
Minott, T. D. Bailey. R. M. Andrews. F. C. Peaks, 
Willard S. Bass, George T. Ordway, Robert E. 
Soule. 

1897. — Frank J. Small, James E. Rhodes, R. W. 
Smith, A. P. Cook, D. S. Merriman, J. P. Russell, 
J. H. Morse, E. G. Pratt, Eugene L. Bodge. 

1898.— E. K. Welch, E. G. Wilson, Howard R. 
Ives, Percival P. Baxter, G. F. Stetson, Wendall 
P. McKeown, O. D. Smith, Ellis Spear, Jr., W. E. 
Preble, William Lawrence, Edward Stanwood, Jr. 

1899.— E. A. Kaharl, L. L. Hills, C. V. Wood- 
bury, A. H. Nason, H. B. Neagle, W. L. Thomp- 
son, F. L. Dutton, R. E. Randall, W. T. Libby, W. 
B. Moulton, E. B. Chamberlain, A. M. Rollins, L. P. 
Libby. 

1900. — P. M. Palmer, Joseph Whitney, J. C. 
Pearson, E. L. Jordan, Fred B. Merrill, H. W. Cobb, 
J. A. Hamlin, E. P. Williams, G. B. Colesworthy, 

A. W. Strout, B. M. Clough, H. B. Gould, L F. 
McCormick, J. R. Parsons, S. P. Harris. 

1901. — George L. Lewis, E. F. Fenley, L. D. 
Tyler, Arthur L. Small, LI. C. Martelle, John H. 
White, R. E. Bragg, W. D. Stuart, W. M. Warren, 
H. D. Evans, A. P. Larrabee, O. L. Dascombe, 
Arthur F. Cowan, George C. Wheeler, D. F. Snow, 
Robert C. Foster, E. M. Fuller, Jr., A. L. Laferriere, 
H. S. Coombs, R. L. Dana, H. E. Clark, E. K. 
Leighton, F. H. Cowan, Harold Lee Berry, P. S. 
Hill, Herbert L. Swett. 

1902. — Edward S. Anthoine, W. S. Garcelon, N. 

B. T. Barker, R. S. Benson, Edward S. Carter, E. 

G. Giles, H. L. Grinnel. Jr., P. H. Cobb, B. P. Ham- 
ilton, R. P. Bodwell, Ben Barker, Ralph B. Stone, 
H. P. Vose, George E. Fogg, H. G. Swett, John A. 
Furbish, H. B. Eastman, G. R. Walker, L. A. 
Cousens, Llarold R. Webb, E. B. Folsom, B. F. 
Hayden, S. W. Noyes, W. E. Wing, C. H. Hunt, J. 
O. Hamilton. 

'78. — Barrett Potter, Esq., of Brunswick, '78, 
entertained the visiting members of the class at his 
residence on Main Street at i o'clock on Wednes- 
day. At the table were Samuel E. Smith, Thomas- 
ton ; C. A. Baker and Hon. Isaac W. Dyer, Port- 
land ; H. C. Baxter, Brunswick ; S. D. Fessenden, 
Washington, D. C. : Geo. C. Purington, Farmington ; 
W. E. Sargent, Hebron ; Alfred E. Burton, Boston, 
and John F. Hall, Atlantic City. 

'88.— Albert W. Tolman of Portland, and Miss 
Mary G. Merrill of Falmouth, were married June 
23 at Falmouth Foreside, Me., by Rev. William H. 
Fenn, D.D. No cards. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

The following resolutions were adopted by the 
Class of 1900 at its triennial reunion, June 25, 
T903 : 

Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God, in His 
wisdom, to remove from our midst our beloved 
classmate, Llarry Oliver Bacon, therefore be it 

Resolved. That by his death the Class of Nine- 
teen Hundred loses one of its most prominent and 



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popular members; a man who, by his honesty, 
uprightness, and sterhng manhood, endeared himself 
alike to students and Faculty. His was a personal- 
ity which illuminated everything with which it came 
in contact ; naturally happy, frank, generous, firm, 
almost to stubbornness, in the courage of his con- 
victions, yet always kind and sympathetic, he came 
into our "midst and in an instant, as it were, won 
our love and secured a place in our hearts which 
neither time nor change can destroy. 

There was no one, from the gravest Senior to 
the humblest Freshman, who was not proud to call 
Harry Bacon his friend. Pre-eminently of athletic 
temperament, he yet possessed to a rare degree those 
qualities which combined to make him such a gen- 
eral favorite ; quick to think, quicker still to act, yet 
calm and deliberate when occasion demanded, his 
judgment was at all times keen and accurate. 
Steadfast to his friends, devoted to his fraternity, 
and intensely loyal to his class and to his Alma 
Mater, he was a born leader ; a man who surely 
merited the quotation so fittingly applied to him in 
our class annual : "Upon thy face I see the map of 
honor, truth and loyalty." 

Resolved. That by his death the Class of Nine- 
teen Hundred suffers an irreparable loss; a loss which 
takes from all our lives a ray of light, yet in all our 
hearts remain countless memories of the noble soul 
whom we all learned to love so well. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
published in the Bowdoin Orient, put upon the 
class records, and sent to the family of the deceased, 
together with our heartfelt sympathy in this, our 
mutual grief and loss. 



For the Class, 



J. W. Whiting, 
J. C. Pearson, 
A. B. Wood. 



'94 CLASS DIRECTORY. 

William Fernald Allen. Advertising agent ; at 
present traveling in Penn. Home ■ add. Loveitt's 
Hill, Portland, Me. 

John Wendell Anderson. Studying law in the 
office of Bird & Bradley, i88 Middle Street, Port- 
land, Me. (Mar. 'oi) Supt. of schools. Gray, Me. 
(Mar. '0,3) Res. 122 Free Street, Portland. 

Henry Edwin Andrews, A.M. ('99) Manager 
of New York office of Leatheroid Mfg. Co., 532 
Broadway (June '01) Res. 3 University Place, 
New York. 

Harry Lee Bagley. No report. 

Rupert Henry Baxter. Member of firm of H. 
C. Baxter & Bro., packers of canned goods, 
Brunswick, Me. (Jan. '95) Res. 128 North Street, 
Bath, Me. 

Alfred Veazie Bliss, S. T. B. ('98) Pastor of 
Cong. Churches in Ludlow and Tyson, Vt. (Jan. 
'98) Res. Ludlow, Vt. 

Frank Ellsworth Briggs. Principal of Corinna 
Union Academy, Corinna, Me. (Sept. '02) 

Harry Edgar Bryant. Principal of High 
School, Farmington, N. H. (Jan. '03) 

Samuel Preble Buck, Jr. Manager of Water- 
town office of Suncook Lumber Co. (Apr. '03) 
Office, Arsenal Street, Watertown, Mass. 



Arthur Chapman. Attorney-at-law. (Oct. '00) 
Office, 191 Middle Street, Portland, Me. Member 
of Board of Aldermen ('03). Res. 226 Capisic 
Street. 

Trelawney Clarendale Chapman, Jr. Pastor of 
Methodist Episcopal Church, Eliot, Me. (Apr. '01). 
Supt of schools (Mar. '03). 

William Eugene Currier, M.D. (June '98). 
Physician, 15 Union Street, Leominster, Mass. 
(Aug. '02). 

Francis William Dana. With Harvey, Fisk & 
Sons, Bonds, 10 Post Office Square, Boston, Mass. 
(Feb. '00). Res. 19 Church Street, Newton, Mass. 

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

Frank George Farrington. Attorney-at-law (Oct. 
'02), Office 191 Water Street, Augusta, Me, 
Assist, sec. of the Maine Senate ('03). City clerk 
(Mar. '03). Res. 36 Bangor Street. 

Charles AUcott Flagg, B.L.S. (June '99). In 
Catalogue Division, Library of Congress (May 
'00). Res. 1906 Third St. N. W., Washington, 
D. C. 

Fred Whitney Flood. Died in East Dennis, 
Mass., 13 Aug. 1900. 

Francis Alvan Frost. Connected with the New 
York Evening Telegram. Res. II West 6sth Street, 
New York City. 



Fred Weston Glover. 
Supply Co., Charlotte, N. 
of the Company. 

Rufus Henry Hinkley. 



With the Textile Mill 
C. (May '00) ; Secretary 



Pres. and 'I'reas. of the 



R, H. Hinkley Co., Publishers, 200 Summer Street, 
Boston, Mass. (Mar. '02). Res. East Milton, Mass. 

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

Frank Herbert Knight, Ph.G. (Nov. '98). With 
H. I. Johnson, Apothecary, 617 Main Street, 
Waltham, Mass. (Feb. '02). Res. 24 Harris Street. 

Charles Milton Leighton, M.D. (June '97). 
Physician, 365 Congress Street, Portland, Me. 
Chairman of the City Board of Health (July '02). 
Adjunct Surgeon, Maine General Hospital (Dec 
'02). 

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

Frederick Joseph Libby. Studying in Europe 
on an Andover Fellowship ; at Berlin Univ. the 
fall semester and at Marburg Univ. this spring. 

George Curtis Littlefield, M.D. (June '97). 
Physician, 23 East Main Street, Webster, Mass. 
(June '02). 

Albert Jones Lord. Pastor of First Congrega- 
tional Church, Meriden, Conn. (Dec. '02). Res, 
29 Griswold Street. 

Norman McKinnon, B.D. (June '96). Pastor 
of South Cong. Church, Augusta, Me. (June '00). 
Res. 49 Oak Street. 

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

Charlie Edward Merritt. Insurance business 
(June '98). Office, 81 Main Street, Auburn, Me. 
Agent, Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co. and 
Maryland Casualty Co. 



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Clarence Edward Michels. Principal of Public 
Schools, Ashby, Mass. (Sept. '02). 

Philip Henry Moore, M.D. (May '02). Resi- 
dent physician, Jefferson Medical College Hospital. 
(Aug. '02). 

Andrew Urquhart Ogilvie. Pastor of First 
Cong. Church, Elkhart, Ind. (Jan. '99). Res. 501 
Third Street. 

Erederick William Pickard. Secretary King 
Mercantile Co. and Oriental Powder Mills, Cincin- 
nati, O. (May 01). Res, 2427 S. Ingleside, Wal- 
nut Hills, Cincinnati, O. 

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

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

Robert Lester Sheaff. Resigned pastorate of 
Cong. Church, Barton, Vt. Dec. '02. Add. Barton, 
Vt. 

Edgar Myrick Sinmpson. Attorney-at-law (May 
'97). Office; 10 Broad St., Bangor, Me. Instructor 
in Law, University of Maine Law School (Sept. 
'01). Res. 5 Broadway, Bangor. 

Samuel Richard Smiley. Pastor of Cong. 
Church, Colebrook, N. H. (Eeb. '00). 

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

Pliny Fenimore Stevens, M.D. (May '98). Vis- 
iting physician, Bayonne General Hospiiai and Dis- 
pensary (Nov. '99). Office and Res. 922 Avenue 
D, Bayonne, N. J. 

Emery Howe Sykes, LL.B. (June '02). Attor- 
ney-at-law (Jan. '02). Office, 31 Nassau Street, 
New York City. Res. 208 W. 119th St. 

Elias Thomas, Jr. Treasurer of Elias Thomas 
Co. Wholesale groceries and provisions, 1 14-120 
Commercial Street, Portland, Me. (Aug. '94). Res. 
167 Danforth Street. 

William Widgery Thomas. Attorney-at-law 
(Apr. '98). Office, iS4i/4 Middle Street, Portland, 
Me. Res. 178 Danforth Street. 

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

Benjamin Bradford Whitcomb. Attorney-at-law 
(Oct. '97). Now employed as Special Deputy Col- 
lector of Customs (Oct. '98). Res. Ellsworth, Me. 



Harry Cooley Wilbur. Attorney-at-law (Oct. 
2). Office, 191 Middle Street, Portland, Me. 

C. A. Flagg, Secretary, 
Library of Congress, Washington, D. C. 



An experiment is being conducted by the Worces- 
ter Polytechnic Institute to ascertain the amount of 
poison m the smoke of cigars, cigarettes and tobacco. 
The experiment is being conducted by a Senior and 
will form the basis of a commencement part. 

The Intercollegiate News furnishes a list of the 
colleges of the United States first, in order of num- 
ber of total enrollment. They are : Columbia 4,499, 
Harvard 4,142, University of California 4,008, 
Michigan 3,709, Minnesota 3,656, Chicago 3,520, Illi- 
nois 2,932, Wisconsin 2,810, Yale 2,685, and Penn- 
sylvania 2,573. 

Dr. Anderson, director of the Yale Gymnasium 
has succeeded in weighing a thought with the aid of 
the muscle bed, the delicate apparatus devised for 
indicating the changes in the centre of gravity of a 
human body ; that is, he is able to find out what 
amount of blood changes place in the body under 
mental as well as physical exercise. The muscle 
bed consists of a shallow box balanced upon knife 
edges by delicately adjusted compensatory weights. 
A man lying upon it can be easily rolled in any direc- 
tion and the bed can be locked at any point. There 
are levels, graduated scales and an indicator to 
record changes. Dr. Anderson has also discovered 
that exercise done before a looking glass is better 
than mechanical gymnastics gone through without 
the glass, that sprinting decreases rather than 
increases the supply of blood in the lower limbs, and 
that it is possible to increase the supply of blood in 
certain parts of the body by thinking of those parts 
as going through exercises without moving them 
at all. 



Extra copies of the Commence- 
ment number may be obtained by 
addressing the Business Manager 
at 5 Bramhall Street, Portland, Me. 



SIR WAIvTER RAI^EIGH'S 

Heart would have been made glad could he have enjoyed 
the exquisite bouquet of the 

DON ROSA CIGAR 

Instead of the crudely cultivated and cured tobacco smoked in the 
pipe of the primitive Indian. 

THIS PEERLESS CIGAR IS sold by all Dealers who are fussy in the matter of QUALITY. 



SOLD BY Al_l_ DEALERS. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 8, 1903. 



No. 10. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

William T. Rowe, 1904, Editor-iu-Chief. 

Harold J. Everett, 1904 Business Manager. 

William F. Finn, Jr., 1905, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Arthur L. McCobb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 
S. T. Dana, 1904. W. S. Gushing, 1905. 

John W. Frost, 1904. S. G. Haley, 1906. 

E. H. R. Burroughs, 1905. D. R. Porter, 1906. 

R. G. Webber, 1906. 



Per annum, in advance. 
Per Copy, 



$2.00. 
10 Cents. 



PleaBe address business communications to the Business 
Manager, and all other conlributions to the Editor-iu-Chief. 



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



Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 



"Bowdoin Night" is here to stay. 

This number of the Orient will be sent to 
every member of the Freshman Class and the 
succeeding numbers also, unless notice is given 
to the business manager to discontinue. The 
subscription for the remainder of the volume 
is $1.50; back numbers can be obtained of the 
business manager on payment of fifty cents. 



Mingled with the joy and pleasure of our 
return to college came the sad news of the 
death of two loyal sons of Bowdoin, one of 
whom was still an undergraduate, the other an 
alumnus of but a few months. Within a 



short time of each other both were called by 
the Almighty and death claimed them as her 
tribute. The realization of the fact is difficult, 
as it seems but yesterday that they were among 
our ranks, full of life and vigor. The opening 
exercises of the first week of college were 
overcast with gloom and sorrow for their loss 
and bereavement, and the heartfelt sympathy 
of the college is extended to their sorrowing 
families. 



One of the most important changes for 
years in the regulations for the admittance of 
new students to Bowdoin is soon to go into 
effect. The old method of examinations is to 
be almost completely abandoned and admit- 
tance by certificate from certain approved pre- 
paratory schools will be adopted. Alumni, 
undergraduates and friends of the college will 
rejoice at this change which has long been 
desired. Bowdoin has always been heavily 
handicapped in securing new men by admit- 
ting only on examinations which usually have 
been none too easy. Year after year we have 
lost good men, especially athletes, who, being 
unable to pass our exams., went to our sister 
colleges on certificates. But now we are to 
have an equal standard among the colleges, 
and Bowdoin will without doubt in the future 
secure her share of good men and our entering 
classes will be much larger. 



A noticeable feature of most college activ- 
ities is the attention paid to music and espe- 
cially to the formation of college bands. 
Amherst, WiHiams, Tufts, Dartmouth, Maine 
and in fact most of our sister colleges have 
bands which render music at their various 
athletic contests and games. The subject has 
been broached here in Bowdoin of forming a 
college band and a committee has been work- 
ing during the past week soliciting musicians. 
The Orient is pleased to note the enthusi- 
asm which the student body has thus far 
shown in furthering this worthy scheme. 
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for a college be increased more easily than by 
a college band. There are a number of good 
musicians in college and much might be 
accomplished by massing forces. If some of 
the more experienced would only take hold 
of the matter and encourage the rest, a band of 
fifteen or twenty pieces could be organized 
easily. The practice which the men would 
themselves receive and the enjoyment which 
the students would derive would be a double 
benefit. If there is need of a room in which 
to practice, there would probably be no diffi- 
culty in obtaining a suitable place. The 
Orient sees no reason why a good band can- 
not be formed here in Bowdoin, and urges the 
student body to. support the committee in 
every possible way. 



It is a sad but true fact that a certain ele- 
ment of the Brunswick towns-people is closely 
related to barbarians. The feeling between 
this class and the student body has never been 
a very lovable one, and numerous encounters 
have taken place in the last few years. But 
last Monday night, the limit was reached, and 
the "yaggers" could not have planned a more 
cowardly or brutal attack than was made by 
them upon the students, who were enjoying 
the fun of the annual "Night Shirt Parade." 
For some reason or other, the "yaggers" were 
determined that the parade should not go 
down town as it has in years past, and 
accordingly they assembled in large numbers 
at the railroad crossing armed with clubs and 
stones of all kinds. The advancing parade 
was stopped, and when the students attempted 
to march on they were assailed on all sides by 
clubs and stones. Nevertheless, they suc- 
ceeded in continuing down town, although a 
number were severely bruised and gashed by 
the rocks thrown. Only by a miracle was it 
that some were not fatally injured. Some of 
the ring-leaders of the "yaggers" are known 
and the town authorities ought to bring them 
to justice and make examples of them. It is 
strange indeed if the students cannot enjoy 
their celebrations and mind their own business 
without being attacked as though they were a 
horde of savages. We say, "Let justice be 
done!" 



extends to those whose faces are for the most 
part strange, a cordial greeting. 

At commencement time we separated, glad 
that a long vacation was at hand, sad that 
friendships formed with members of '03 must 
in a measure cease ; and now we meet again 
ready to form other friendships which will 
strengthen the tie that binds us to the college. 
A long vacation possesses many opportunities 
for enjoyment and perhaps none is more real 
than the pleasure with which one looks for- 
ward to meeting friends and resuming study. 

To the Seniors we would say, the most 
important year of the course is before you. 
You know as well as we what is expected of 
you. If the hopes and aims of the earlier 
year of your college career are not yet 
attained, now is the time to redeem them. 

To the Juniors, a word of warning : do not 
let the fascination of "Junior ease," lead you 
to neglect the fine opportunities of college life. 

To the Sophomores we wish to give a 
word of congratulation. You will not be 
expected to take upon yourselves the sole care 
of the Freshmen. Recent events have shown 
that they can in a measure take care of them- 
selves. 

To the Freshmen, we would extend a greet- 
ing. Hard study during your first year will 
prepare you for the more interesting courses 
that come later in the course. It is hoped 
that you will identify '^j'ourselves as soon as 
possible with all the true interests of the col- 
lege. In no way can interest in the college be 
more easily and permanently developed than 
by a hearty participation in all forms of true 
activity. 



The Orient welcomes back to the old 
familiar scenes manv former friends and 



NOTICES. 

Senior Cl.'vss. 

Regulations for Absences and Excuses from 
College Exercises. 

1. All excuses for absences from chapel 
and church must be given in writing to the 
class officer during the first week of each 
month, beginning November i, and at the end 
of each term. These excuses must receive his 
signature and then be filed at the Registrar's 
office by the student. 

2. Excuses for absences from town or 
from lectures must be given in writing to the 
class officer as soon as possible after the 



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absence has been incurred. Students are 
urged when possible to present their excuses 
before leaving town. 

3. All managers of college organizations 
making trips out of town must present in 
writing over their signatures the list of men 
entitled to excuses for absences to the proper 
class officer and must see that the chapel 
excuses are filed at the Registrar's office. 

4. All petitions to the Faculty must be in 
writing and should be given to the class 
officer. 

5. A strict observance of these regula- 
tions will assist the class officer to keep a cor- 
rect record and will be greatly appreciated by 
him. 

Alfred L. P. Dennis, 

Senior Class Officer, igo^-igo4. 



The Constitutions of the Athletic Associa- 
tion, which were printed last spring, can now 
be obtained bv applying at the desk in Hub- 
bard Hall. 



BOWDOIN NIGHT. 

Friday, September 25, marked the estab- 
lishment of a custom which cannot fail to 
prove beneficial to the college. For a long 
time we have needed something to start the 
year off with a rush, and now at last that some- 
thing has materialized. The first Bowdoin 
Night was even more successful than we had 
dared to hope. Speeches by President Hyde, 
Professor Chapman, J. Clair Minot, '96, Ken- 
neth C. M. Sills, '01, singing and cheering 
made the evening pass quickly and pleasantly, 
but by far the best thing about the whole occa- 
sion was the tremendous Bowdoin spirit that 
it aroused. One could not help feeling 
whether he were a member of the college or 
not, that Bowdoin is the one place to go to 
and to send one's sons to in the future. 

Of course the custom is young as yet, but 
it is bound to grow, and grow rapidly, too, 
and the possibilities that it opens are many. 
Perhaps, for one thing, it will be the means of 
bringing larger classes to the college. It 
would certainly be a most excellent time, and 
herein lies a suggestion for us all, to bring any 
prospective students to visit the college. Such 
spirit and enthusiasm as was shown this year 



could not fail to make a deep impression on 
them. 

Another very pleasant feature about Bow- 
doin Night is the incentive it offers the alumni 
of the college to come back and visit their 
Aliiia Mater, by fixing a time when they can 
be sure of meeting each other as well as the 
undergraduates. We were especially glad to 
see so many of the Class of 1903 back with us 
again this year. It almost seemed as if there 
were five classes instead of only four. We 
trust that in time Bowdoin Night will become 
as good a time for reunions as Commence- 
ment, and that every year more and more 
alumni will return to start the college on its 
work with a spirit and enthusiasm that will 
last through the whole year. Of one thing we 
feel certain, that Bowdoin Night is destined 
to develop wonderfully, and that it will soon 
become one of the red-letter events of the year. 



BERTRAM LOUIS SMITH, JR. 

The sad news of the death of Bertram L. 
Smith, who was graduated from Bowdoin last 
June, was received in college Tuesday evening. 
Mr. Smith passed a portion of the previous 
week with college friends, preparatory to his 
departure for Cambridge, where he was to 
enter the Harvard Law School. Saturday he 
went to Lewiston, where he was taken sud- 
denly ill and was operated upon the same 
afternoon for appendicitis. His physicians 
considered that his chances for recovery were 
good, but complications set in Monday night. 
Tuesday it was evident that he could not sur- 
vive, and the end came early that evening. 
The funeral services were held from his 
father's home in Patten, Me., on Friday after- 
noon. Bertram Louis Smith, Jr., the son of 
County Attorney B. L. Smith, was born in 
Patten, Me., twenty-three years ago this 
month. He was graduated from the public 
schools in that place and later from Coburn 
Classical Institute at Waterville. He entered 
Bowdoin in the fall of 1899 and was graduated 
with the Class of 1903. While in college he 
was popular with the entire student body and 
was universally conceded to be a young man 
of exceptional ability. He was a member of 
the college glee club, the chapel choir and the 



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Cercle Francais. He was a member of the 
Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. His death 
is a sad blow to his parents and many friends. 



PHILIP JAMES PERKINS FESSENDEN 

Philip James Perkins Fessenden entered 
Bowdoin in the fall of 1901 as a member of 
the Class of 1904. His cheerful ways and 
sunny disposition soon made him a favorite 
with both instructors and students, and he had 
every prospect of a happy and successful 
course. But he soon determined to leave col- 
lege in order to help his father, who had met 
with sudden business reverses. 

He obtained a good business position in 
New York, and was eminently successful. 
For some time he had felt a leaning towards 
the Christian ministry, and finally he resolved 
to devote his life to the service of his Master. 
Although impatient to begin at once in the 
great work he had chosen, he realized the 
advantage of a liberal education and deter- 
mined first to put himself through 
college. Accordingly, in the spring of 1903, 
he re-entered Bowdoin in the Class of 
1905. While at college he combined church 
work with his regular college duties. The 
summer vacation was devoted entirely to his 
chosen work, in which he was actively 
engaged at the time of his death, September 
16, 1903. 

The brief year that Philip Fessenden spent 
in college won for him the deepest aflfection 
and respect of all who knew him. A good 
student and prominent in athletics, he was 
always sincere, frank, generous, and affection- 
ate. But above all, he was at all times an 
earnest and sincere Christian, enthusiastic, 
self-sacrificing, and persevering in the pursu- 
ance of his ideals. His death is an affliction 
which deeply touches the hearts of the whole 
circle in which he moved. 



AN IMPORTANT CHANGE. 

Bowdoin has joined the New England Col- 
lege Certificate Board. After January i, 1904, 
Bowdoin will receive certificates from high 
schools and academies approved by a board. 
All colleges included in this board have agreed 
to accept no certificate from schools in New 



England not approved by this board. Among 
the colleges included in this board are 
Amherst, Dartmouth, Williams, Tufts, Uni- 
versity of Maine, Wellesley, Smith and Mt. 
Holyoke. The board will make an examina- 
tion of the courses of study and general repu- 
tation of each school before admitting it to the 
list of approved schools. The work of each 
student who enters on a certificate for the first 
year will be reported to the board and the 
record made by students during their first 
year in college will largely determine whether 
the right of the school from whence they came 
to send students on certificate, shall be con- 
tinued. Professor Files is the representative 
from Bowdoin on the board. 



CAMP US C FjflT. 

Pierce, '03, is teaching in the Westbrook High 
School. 

Phillips, '03, will shortly begin the study of 
pharmacy. 

Porter, '06, is coaching the foot-ball squad at 
Kent's Hill. 

Lermond, '05, is teaching school at East Booth- 
bay this term. 

Blanchard, '03, is acting as instructor in athletics 
at Northwestern Preparatory School. 

Moody, '03, will study advanced chemistry at 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

The Sophomores elected Hodgson as captain of 
the base-ball team and Porter as manager. 

Barrows, '03. is associated with the medical staff 
at the Togus Home for Disabled Soldiers. 

Dunlap, '03, has accepted a position to teach in 
the Hadley School on the Hudson, and began his 
duties last week. 

Through the enterprise of Tom White and Ned 
Moody, both of 1903, Bowdoin night was success- 
fully inaugurated. 

The U. of M. eleven played Harvard last Sat- 
urday and succeeded in holding the strong team 
down to si.x points. 

The assistant manager of the Foot-Ball Associa- 
tion will be pleased to meet any and all ilien with 
pocket-books. $ 

Harlow, '03, has secured a position as assistant 
chemist at the Penobscot National Fibre Co., located 
at Great Works, 

Bisbee, '03, has entered the Massachusetts School 
of Technology where he will take a ■ course in 
advanced chemistry. 

No more rushes is the order from the head of 
the Faculty. The inevitable "first morning rush" 
was rather a light affair. Some other method of 
strength besides chapel rushes will now have to be 
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Where were the Y. M. C. A. hand-books at the 
opening of college this fall? No wonder the Fresh- 
men have proved a little wild. 

Candidates for the golf team have been putting 
in some good practice during the past week, and 
Manager Lunt hopes to develop a winning team. 

Clifford H. , Preston, '02, of Farmington, who 
has been sub-master of Rockland High School, has 
resigned and has accepted a position on the Faculty 
of Brown University. 

Work on the new grand stand on Whittier Ath- 
. letic Field has been delayed all through the summer 
by failure to get stone from Freeport, and it will 
not be ready for use until late this season. 

It is impossible to tell as yet whether the new 
Hubbard Grand Stand will be completed in time for 
the U. of M. game or not. A strike in the stone 
quarries of Vermont has delayed the construction 
considerably, but it is hoped that the trouble will 
soon be settled. 

The will of the late Frank A. Hill of Boston con- 
tal"^ provision for the founding of a new scholar- 
ship fund of $2,500. The will is dated June 16, 
iy03. and leaves the rest of the estate to his widow 
after providing for a trust fund for his mother and 
sister. 

On Thursday morning, after the first chapel 
exercises, the Freshmen gained a decided victory 
over the Sophomores in the annual rush. After four 
or five rushes were made, very few Sopnomores 
were in evidence, and the Freshmen gave their first 
rehearsal of "Phi Chi." 

A series of five lectures will be given in Portland 
this winter by President Hyde. The general sub- 
ject will be '.'Practical Ideals," treated in historical 
form, a more definite outline of which will be pre- 
sented later. The lectures are under the auspices 
of the college club. 

The Freshman Class has received a challenge 
from the Bates College Freshmen for a dual track 
meet to be held in the near future. At a recent 
meeting of the class it was voted to accept the chal- 
lenge and every preparation is being made to turn 
out a winning team. 

Cross country running began last week and will 
continue until the snow flies. All those who intend 
to try for the relay team and the long distance runs 
should participate in this preliminary work. At 
present the squad numbers about fifteen, but it is 
hoped that the number will be largely increased. 

Professor Lee, as a member of the State 
Topographical Surve}', has recently been on an 
exploring tour in Aroostook County. Extensive 
examinations of the formations exposed in the new 
Fish River extension to Fort Kent were made. It 
was reported that coal was found in these forma- 
tions. 

Nine members of the Class of 1903 have -begun 
the study of law at Harvard Law School. They 
are G. H. Stover, C. F. Robinson, Sidney Larrabee, 
Philip G. Clifford. Henry A. Peabody, Carl W. 
Smith. E. F. Merrill, Leon V. Walker, and N. L. 
Perkins. Seldon O. Martin will take a course in 
Political Economy at Harvard. 



Ninety new students have registered during the 
past week. The entering class now numbers 73, 
the largest in the history of the' college. The Senior 
Class numbers 60. The Juniors now have 65 mem- 
bers. The Sophomore now numbers 64. Last year 
there were 253 students taking the regular academic 
course, this year there are 262. 

The Freshmen have elected the following cap- 
tains and managers of the class teams : Base-ball, 
captain, C. S. Kingsley, Augusta ; manager, Robert 
O. Cony, Augusta ; foot-ball, captain, William E. 
Speake, Washington, D. C. ; manager, Eugene H. 
Briggs, Auburn; track, captain, Phillip R. Shorey, 
Brunswick, manager, Wadleigh H. Drummond, 
Portland. 

The first meeting of the year of the college jury 
was held in Hubbard Hall last week. The jury for 
the present year has organized as follows : George C. 
Purington, Alpha Delta Phi, foreman ; Merton A- 
McRae, Class ot 1904, secretary; George E. Kim- 
ball, Delta Kappa Epsilon ; Wilbur G. Roberts, Psi 
Upsilon ; Charles H. Cunningham. Zeta Psi ; Galen 
W. Hill, Kappa Sigma ; George D. Martin, Beta 
Theta Pi ; Edwin L. Harvey. Theta Delta Chi ; Don- 
ald C. White, Class of 1905 ; Charles J. Hicks, Class 
of 1906; and Phillips Kimball, Class of 1907. 

The movement toward the pensioning of college 
teachers is slowly making its way in our universities. 
Brown University is the last to take action through 
the appointment by the corporation of a committee 
"to consider- the feasibility of making some provis- 
ion for the honorable retirement of professors who 
have been long in the service of the university." 
Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell and Amherst 
already have systems of retirement, and President 
Faunce of Brown in his last report strongly recom- 
mends that the university take speedy action in the 
matter. 



DEBATING 2. 

The schedule for the term in debating is as fol- 
lows : First debate, Tuesday, October 13. Briefs due, 
Friday. October 9. Question : Resolved. That Canada 
should be annexed to the United States. Affirma- 
tive : Greene, Damren, Weld. Negative : Everett, 
Hall, Much. See Brookings and Ringwalt, "Briefs 
for Debate," pp. 59-62. 

Second deljate. Tuesday, October 20. Briefs 
due, Tuesday, October 13. Question : Resolved, 
That the great industrial combinations commonly 
known as trusts are likely to prove of benefit to the 
wage-earner. Affirmative: Burpee, Whitney, Bur- 
roughs. Negative : Campbell, Kimball, Emery. 

Third debate, Tuesday, October 27. Briefs due 
Tuesday, October 20. Question : Resolved. That the 
Federal Government should enforce the fourteenth 
and fifteenth amendments so as to secure negro 
suffrage. Affirmative : Clark, Wildes, Perry. Neg- 
ative : Lunt. Harvey, Brown. 

Fourth debate. Tuesday, November 3. Briefs 
due, Saturday, October 24. Question : Resolved, 
That compulsory arbitration would furnish the best 
available method of settling labor disputes in the 
United States. Affirmative : Henderson, Mikelsky, 
Haley. Negative : Putnam, Schneider, Porter. 



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Fifth debate, Tuesday, November lo. Briefs 
due, Tuesday, November 3. Question : Resolved, 
That in municipal elections in the United States 
there ought to be a moderate property qualification 
for suffrage. Affirmative : Norton, McCobb, Rowe. 
Negative : Saunders, Pierce, Walker. 

Sixth debate, Thursday, November 12. Briefs 
due, Monday, November 2. Question : Resolved, 
That reciprocity in trade relations between Canada 
and the United States would be of material advan- 
tage to both countries. Affirmative : Rundlett, 
Shaw, Roberts. Negative : Shorey, Boody, 
Parcher. 

Seventh debate, Tuesday, November 17. Briefs 
due, Tuesday, November 10. Question : Resolved, 
That the United States would be justified in regard- 
ing the peaceable cession of St. Thomas by Den- 
mark to Germany as a violation of the Monroe Doc- 
trine and a cause for war with Germany. Affirma- 
tive : Kimball, Burpee, Weld. Negative : Everett, 
Whitney, Campbell. 

Eighth debate, Tuesday, November 24. Briefs 
due, Saturday, November 14. Question : Resolved, 
That in the interests of commerce and industry 
Congress should establish"' a system of mercantile 
marine subsidies. Affirmative : Damren, Hall, 
Brown. Negative : Greene, Wildes, Perry. 

Ninth debate, Thursday, December 3. Briefs 
due, Saturday, November 21. Question, Resolved, 
That in the Webster-Hayne debate Webster's view 
of the Constitution was historically more correct 
than that of Irlayne. Affirmative : Lunt, Hender- 
son, Much. Negative : Clark, Harvey, Schneider. 

Tenth debate, Tuesday, December 8. Briefs due, 
Tuesday, December i. Question: Resolved, That 
the passage of the "Cullom Bill" would afford 
a necessary amendment of the powers of the Inter- 
state Commerce Commission. Affirmative : Putnam, 
Norton, Pierce. Negative : Shorey, Saunders, 
Rowe. . 

Eleventh debate. Thursday, December 10. Briefs 
due Thursday. December 3. Question : Resolved, 
That the adoption of Mr. Chamberlain's policy of an 
imperial preferential tariff would be for the best 
interests of the British Empire. Affirmative : Rund- 
lett, Boody, Haley. Negative: Burroughs, Emery, 
Porter. ~~'. 5 '.'J — 

Twelfth debate, Tuesday, December 15. Briefs 
due Saturday, December 5. Question : Resolved, 
That the union mine workers were justified in their 
demands as submitted to the Anthracite Coal Strike 
Commission. Affirmative : McCobb, Shaw, Parcher. 
Negative : Mikelsky, Roberts, Walker. 

All briefs must be typewritten. Some of the 
best books on the questions discussed are put on 
the reserved list in the Library. The debates will be 
in the Lecture Room, Hubbard Hall, at 7.30 P.M. 



ART BUILDING. 
There is now on exhibition at the Walker Art 
Building a fine painting of Miss Frances Packard, 
daughter of Prof. Alpheus Packard of Brown. The 
work is by the celebrated New York artist, Mrs. 
Sewall. 'The collections at the Art Building have 
been lately increased by gifts from F. W. Pickard, 
'94, and H. E. Henderson, '79. Mr. Pickard pre- 



sented an old Confederate envelope made of wall 
paper, and Mr. Henderson fragments of stone from 
Plymouth Rock and the tomb of Napoleon. 



THE NEW COURSES. 

The courses this year are better and more in 
number than ever before, twelve new courses hav- 
ing been added to the curriculum this fall. 

The new courses are in brief as follows : Mathe- 
matics 13 which is a review and thorough examina- 
tion of the fundamental processes in algebra and 
geometry, with a careful study of the history and 
best methods of teaching mathematics. 

Mathematics 14 which is an elementary course 
in Calculus intended for those who need a brief 
course in that subject for technical work. 

Rhetoric 4, 5 and 6, which is a new course in 
theme work, dealing especially with expansion, argu- 
mentation, description and narration, with a rhet- 
orical study of several modern prose writers. 
Elective for Sophomores. 

Debating 2, a one-term course under the control 
of the departments of rhetoric, economics and 
history. 

French 4. 5 and 6, a general course on the French 
language, grammar, composition and reading, 
elective for those who have taken French I, 2, 3 and 
for Freshmen who entered on French. 

French 13, 14, 15, an advanced course open to 
members of the Sophomore Class. 

Economics i, 2 and 3, a new course open to mem- 
bers of the Sophomore Class, while Juniors who for- 
merly took the course will now take Economics 4, 
S and 6. 

The Senior course in that study will be numbered 
Economics 7, 8, 9. • 

Astronomy i, 2 and 3, which forms a consecutive 
course throughout the year, whereas before only 
two terms were devoted to Astronomy. 

A Freshman course in Physics numbered i, 2 and 
3 and for Sophomores 4, 5 and 6. 

.A course has also been arranged designed espe- 
cially for those who intend to teach. This course 
takes up Latin 13 in the fall term, Mathematics 13 in 
the winter term and Greek 10 in the spring term. 

The Freshmen this year are given quite a choice 
of electives, which is something entirely new. 



ATHLETICS. 



SiOphomiOre-Freshman Base-Ball Game. 
The first base-ball game of the Sophomore-Fresh- 
man series was played on the Delta, Saturday, 
and resulted in a victory for the Sophomores by a 
score of 8 — 7. The game was interesting through- 
out and the score was tied in the eighth inning. The 
winning run for the Sophomores was brought in by 
an error in the ninth. 'The feature of the game was 
the work of Briggs, who had four put-outs to his 
credit in center field. Briggs covered practically 
the whole outfield and two of his running catches 
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date for outfield in the 1904 'varsity team. The 
attendance at the game was good, but there was a 
noticeable absence of "rushing" and "scrapping" 
which has heretofore been a large feature of under- 
class base-ball. The second game of the series will 
be on Saturday forenoon of this week, provided 
that the weather is favorable. 

The line-up follows : 
Sophs. . . Freshmen. 

Bodkin, p p., Doheity. 

Putnam, ss ss., Clark. 

Bavis, r.f ., r.f., Blanchard. 

Hodgson (Capt), 3b * 3b., Pike. 

Johnson, l.f : l.f., Lowell, Roberts. 

Tuell. c c., Lawrence. 

Porter, 2b 2b., Small. 

Tobey, ib.., ib. (Capt.), Kingsley. 

Parcher, r.f c.f., Briggs. 

Following is the score by innings : — 

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Sophs 2 I o 3 o o I I — 8 

Freshmen 2 o i i I 2 o — 7 

Harvard 24, Bowdoin o. 

The Harvard foot-ball team defeated Bowdoin 
on Wednesday, September 30, on Soldiers' Field 
by a score of 24 to o. Bowdoin was scored on three 
times in the first half and made first down twice. 
In the second half Bowdoin did much better work 
and would probably have scored had there been a 
few more minutes to play. Bowdoin carried the 
ball from her own 18-yard line to Harvard's 4S-yard 
line, aided by a penalty for Harvard's off-side play, 
her games being made mostly through A. Marshall 
and Lehman. None of the new plays were tried 
and it was the same old foot-ball of the last few 
years. Bowdoin kicked off^ in the first half. Har- 
vard could not gain and punted. Bowdoin lost the 
ball on a fumble. Harvard then worked to Bow- 
doin's two-yard line, where Hanley made an unsuc- 
cessful try for a goal. C. Marshall returned Bow- 
doin's punt 5 yards. Hurley, behind fine interfer- 
ence, made a 30-yard run, the longest gain in the 
game, around right end. Nichols was good for 20 
around right end and scored a touchdown. 

Marshall kicked the goal. Harvard's second 
touchdown was made on short but steady gains. 
Mar.shall kicked a difficult goal. 

Bowdoin then fumbled the kick-off and lost the 
ball on her 30-yard line. Harvard made short gains 
and scored a touchdown. Marshall kicked the goal. 
In the second half Lehmann kicked to Brown who 
ran the ball from the 10 to the 18-yard line. Har- 
vard was oft'side and Bowdoin got 10 yards. The 
Bowdoin backs ripped through the Harvard right 
tackle for four first downs, the three backs alternat- 
ing with the ball. When the ball was on the 45-yard 
line time was called, with Bowdoin headed straight 
for the goal posts. 

During this half Bowdoin played a fine game, 
individually and collectively. Had her work been 
as good in the first half the score would have been 
much different. 

The line-up was as follows : 
Harvard. Bowdoin. 

Shurtleff-Clothier, l.e I.e., Favinger-Brown. 

Parkinson, l.t l.t, Finn. 



Shea, l.g l.g., Davis. 

Carick, c c, Sanborn. 

A. Marshall, r.g r.g., Cunningham. 

Lehman-Bleakie, r.t r.t., Haley-Redman. 

Montgomery-Burgess, r.e r.e., Beane. 

Noyes-G. Marshall, q.b q.b., Wiggin. 

Randall-NichoUs, l.h.b l.h.b., Speake-Lowell. 

Lindsay-Hurley, r.h.b r.h.b.. Chapman. 

Meier-Hanley, f.b f.b., Winslow-Ryan. 

Umpire — Horton of Harvard. Referee — Brown 
of Harvard. Touchdowns — Nichols 2, Hurley I, 
Meier i. Goals — Marshall 3, Noyes i. Total 
score — Harvard 24, Bowdoin o. Time — 12- and 
lo-minute halves. 

Bowdoin 18, N. H. State College o. 

The game of October 3 with New Hampshire 
State College was an exhibition of both sleepy and 
brilliant work. The visitors started in the game 
with a rush and kept the home-team on the defen- 
sive most of the first half. Bowdoin fumbled on the 
second play after the kick-off and this gave Fuller a 
chance for a goal from the field, which he barely 
missed, the ball going just beneath the bar. After 
this Bowdoin rushed the ball the length of the field, 
but was unable to score before the half ended. 

In the second half the work of the Bowdoin play- 
ers was little short of brilliant. The linesmen got 
the jump on their opponents every time and opened 
big holes for the backs. Speake, Chapman, Wiggin, 
and Philoon gave a beautiful exhibition of running 
the ball and pulling. The first score was made by 
Chapman after three minutes of play. Once the vis- 
itors held for downs on the three-yard line, but 
when they attempted to punt Philoon broke through, 
blocked the kick, and fell on the ball for Bowdoin's 
third touchdown. Chapman kicked all the goals. 
Throughout the game Wiggin played his position in 
a way that has not been seen on a Bowdoin team for 
years, and his punting was one of the features. 

The line-up : 
Bowdoin. N. H. State College. 

Sanborn, Skolfield, c c, Chesley. 

Cunningham, r.g l.g., Bickford, Abbott. 

Davis, l.g r. g., Campbell. 

Redman, r.t l.t.. Fuller. 

Finn, l.t r.t., Pinkham. 

Beane, r.e I.e., Pike. 

Brown, Favinger, l.e r.e, Hardy. 

Wiggin. q.b q.b.. Stone, Parsons. 

Chapm-an, r.h l.h., Moreton. 

Speake, Cowell, Kinsman, l.h r.h., Pettee. 

Ryan, Philoon, f.b f.b., McQuestion. 

The score: Bowdoin 18, N. H. State College o. 
Touchdowns — Philoon 2, Speake i. Goals — Chap- 
man 3. Referee — Carter, University of Michigan. 
Umpire— Goodrich, N. H. S. C. Linesman — J. 
Gumbel, Bowdoin. Timekeeper — Wing, Lewiston. 
Time — 20- and 15-minute halves. 

Bowdoin 6. Fort Preble o. 
In the first game of the season on Whittier Field, 
September 26, the Bowdoin College team defeated 
the heavy team from Fort Preble by the score of 6 
to o. As might be expected from an early game the 
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bles were frequent. Bowdoin's new material showed 
up especially strong, the longest run of the day 
being made by Speake. of the entering class. The 
left of the line showed up well with Davis back in 
his old position and Finn at tackle. The first score 
was made after seven minutes of play and time was 
called with the ball on the soldiers' S-yard line. 

Score — Bowdoin 6. Touchdowns — Chapman. 
Goal — Chapman. Umpire — Sullivan of Brown. 
Referee — Carter, University of Michigan. Lines- 
men — Philoon of Bowdoin and Jones of Fort Preble, 
lo-minute halves. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of the Kappa, 
September 26, 1903. 
Whereas, We have learned with the deepest sor- 
row of the death of our honored brother, Frank 
Alpine Hill, of the Class of 1862, be it 

Resolved, That the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsi- 
lon has sustained the loss of a true and loyal 
brother, whose life has ever been an honor to the 
Fraternity; and be it further 

Resolved, That the Chapter extends its most sin- 
cere and heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved friends 
and relatives of the deceased. 

Samuel Trask Dana^ 

Frank Keith Ryan^ 

James Wingate Sewall, Jr., 

For the Chapter. 



Hall of the Kappa, 
September 25, 1903. 
Whereas, It has pleased our Heavenly Father in 
His wisdom to remove from our midst our esteemed 
brother and companion, Philip James Perkins Fes- 
senden, of the Class of 1905, be it 

Resolved, That the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsi- 
lon has by his death sustained the loss of one who 
was ever guided by the highest ideals and whose 
loyalty to his Fraternity was unceasing; and be it 
further 

Resolved, That the Chapter extends its most sin- 
cere and heart-felt sympathy to the friends and rel- 
atives of our brother in their great affliction. 
Samuel Trask Dana^ 
Frank Keith Ryan, 
James Wingate Sewall, Jr., 
For the Chapter. 



Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God in His 
infinite wisdom, to take from us our beloved brother, 
Bertram Louis Smith, of the Class of 1903, be it 

Resolved, That we, the members of Theta Chap- 
ter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, express our deep grief 
at the loss of an honored and loyal brother, and be it 

Resolved, That we extend our heart-felt sympa- 
thy to the bereaved family ; and be it further 



Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the family of our departed brother, and that 
they be published in the Bowdoin Orient. 

John Merrill Bridgham, 
Millard Filmore Chase, 
Stanley Perkins Chase, 

For the Chapter. 



OBITUARY. 

'yz. — While on a yachting trip along the Maine 
coast. Dr. George H. Cummings was suddenly 
stricken with acute indigestion and died August 
22, 1903. Dr. Cummings was a native of Portland 
and the only son of the late Daniel Cummings. He 
was born April 6. 18.SO, and was graduated from 
Bowdoin in the Class of 1872. Three years later 
he took the M.D. degree from the College 
of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. 
Dr. Cummings had a very extensive practice 
in Portland and had been on the surgical staff of 
the Maine General Hospital since i8go. During 
his services on the local Board of Health 
his energies were severely taxed, and this doubtless 
resulted in his final break down. 

Dr. Cummings was married June 11, 1879, to 
Miss Anda C. Otis of Brunswick, who, with 
a nine-year-old son, survive him. 



'62. — Frank Alpine Hill was born October 12, 
1841, at Biddeford, Me. He entered Bowdoin at 
the age of 16 and was graduated at the age of 20. 
His college interests were many and varied. He 
was a member of the debating club, played first base 
on the 'varsity nine, was editor of Bowdoin Bugle, 
delivered the prophecy on Class Day and oration 
on Class Day. He was also elected to membership 
in Phi Beta Kappa. 

In 1865 he took charge of the Milford (Mass.) 
High School. In 1870 he was principal of Chel- 
sea (Mass.) High School. In 1886 he was appointed 
head master of the new English High School in 
Cambridge. In 1894 he became secretary of the 
Massachusetts State Board of Education. He has 
served as president of the Worcester County 
Teachers' Association and of the Massachusetts 
Classical and High School Teachers' Convention. 
He was a member of the corporation of the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology. In 1893 he was 
appointed member of the School Examination 
Board of Harvard. In 1894, at the centennial anni- 
versary of Bowdoin, he was given the degree of 
Litt.D. 

He was married to Margaretta S. Brackett of 
Biddeford. His three sons are graduates of Har- 
vard. He died in Brookline, Mass., September 12, 
1903. 




Pharmacist, 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 15, 1903. 



No. 11. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

FUBLISHRD EVERT THURSDAY OP THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

William T. Eowe, 1904, Editor-in-Chief. 

Harold J. Everett, 1904, .... Business Manager. 

William F. Finn, Jr., 1905, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Arthur L. McCoeb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 
S. T. Dana, 1904. W. S. Coshino, 1905. 

John W. Frost, 1904. S. G. Haley, 1906. 

E. H. R. Burroughs, 1905. D. K. Porter, 1906. 

R. G. Webber, 1906. 



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

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



Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

The Orient wishes to call the attention of 
the Freshmen to a good old custom which 
appears to be gradually dying out. It has 
always been customary for Freshmen to speak 
to upperclassmen whenever they meet, and 
until recently this practice has been pretty 
generally followed. But within the last year 
or two a marked change has become notice- 
able. Freshmen nowadays repeatedly ignore 
upperclassmen whom they must certainly 
know by sight at least, and, indeed, it is sel- 
dom that a Freshman speaks at all unless he 
happens to know the upperclassman person- 



ally. This is altogether wrong and is wholly 
alien to the spirit of Bowdoin. In college,' 
and especially in Bowdoin College, every one 
is every one else's friend, and speaking cor- 
dially to one another is only one of the many 
ways in which this general good-fellowship is 
shown. As a rule, a Freshman gets to know 
the upperclassmen much more quickly than 
they get to know him, so that it is only natural 
that he should be expected to speak first. So, 
then, members of 1907, see to it that you revive 
the old custom. Speak cordially to upper- 
classmen whenever you meet them, and you 
may be sure that they will answer you in the 
same wav. 



Where are the men who were going to do 
cross-country running this fall ? This is a real 
part of the training for Worcester and the 
Maine meets ; and, outside of Bowdoin, a part 
never neglected. All coaches and experienced 
athletes acknowledge the extremely beneficial 
results of cross-country running, and why 
should we not profit accordingly? There are 
certain men, not claimed by foot-ball, who 
should train as faithfully for the Worcester 
and Maine meets now as next spring, and 
surely there is country enough about us to 
adopt this method so prevalent in all colleges 
which have any athletic fame. 



It is hoped that, amid the excitements 
inevitably attending the beginning of a college 
year, the request of the Orient for contribu- 
tions will not pass unheeded. In ancient times 
men were influenced almost entirely by ora- 
tors, but during the last century a great 
change has been wrought. People are no 
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speakers as formerly. Writers of ability now 
form and control public sentiment. By writ- 
ing one can reach many times the number that 
could hear his voice. It is becoming more and 
more necessary for one to be able to write 
well, and in no case can it be done without 
long-continued practice. 

More attention is now paid to composition 
in our schools, but its importance is not yet 
realized, or at least recognzed as it should be. 
For the attainment of facility of composition 
and gracefulness of style, nothing is more 
helpful than the habit of writing for the col- 
umns of the Orient. Do not be discouraged 
by the thought that press of matter may 
crowd out your modest contribution, for it is 
our desire and firm determination to give to all 
full opportunity to be heard. Then, too, a 
prospective place upon next year's board of 
editors should be of itself a sufficient incentive. 



Never has college spirit suffered so low an 
ebb tide as during the past week. Mortifying 
as it may be, yet it is nevertheless true, that 
Bowdoin can be taught a most profitable les- 
son in college spirit right here in our own 
State. Where else in the State or out of the 
State does such a deplorable condition exist 
that the captain can scarcely get out a second 
eleven on the gridiron? In the first place no 
discredit on account of the foot-ball condition 
can be laid against Mr. O'Connor ; indeed it is 
wonderful how the man can possess energy 
enough to stick by the fellows and work so 
hard to turn out a winning team when he has 
so few men to work with ; no discredit can be 
laid against Captain Beane or his team for 
considering the crippled and disabled condi- 
tion of the team in general ; their work is 
admirable. The blame and discredit on the 
other hand falls directly on the shoulders of 
those men in college who ought to be and 
could be on the team instead of some of the 
men who have that honor. The line is 
extremely weak. It needs men of beef, and 



surely we have enough in college. Why this 
is so every year could be well answered by 
pointing to the general indifference, we may 
even say laziness, of many of those who should 
be on the gridiron. Many give as their 
excuse for not coming out that their studies 
will not allow them or it is against the wishes 
of their parents. All this may be partly true, 
but other colleges which we consider no bet- 
ter nor smarter than ourselves have three and 
four times the number of men out and their 
teams show it. The 'varsity is always stronger 
than the second from the very nature of things 
and, conversely, the stronger the second 
eleven, the better our record for this season. 
In the neighborhood of fifty suits have been 
distributed among the fellows, and usually 
about fifteen men report for the scrub. Just 
as sure as we lose a State game this year, the 
blame should fall as heavily on the second as 
on the first, since there are about a dozen fel- 
lows in college who could make so strong a 
second eleven and many of whom could read- 
ily find berths on the first eleven that every 
game now would be a victory for us. Come 
out, fellows'! Don't fail us. We can't lower 
our standard to such as Colby, Bates, and 
Maine ; it's too mortifying. We are Bowdoin 
men ! If we lose the Maine games, it will kill 
the best part of our Bowdoin life. Take this 
matter seriously, and the victory will be ours. 



The annual competition for positions on 
the editorial board of the Orient will begin 
this week and continue until the end of Winter 
Term. 

During this period the reporting of news 
of the different departments will be done by 
the candidates and at times regular assign- 
ments will be made to them. Aside from these, 
independent contributions covering unassigned 
subjects and all items of interest will be 
counted in favor of the candidates. Each 
man must write at least three editorials on 
some subject of college interest. A careful 



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record of all work sent in will be kept by the 
assistant editor and the amount of copy 
handed in and the quality of the editorial work 
will form the basis of the decision. 

Three or four new editors will be chosen 
this year, and all candidates are requested to 
hand their names in to the editor. 



THE BETA THETA PI CONVENTION. 

The Beta Theta Pi fraternity held its sixty- 
fourth annual convention at Put-In-Bay, Ohio, 
July 16-19. Over two hundred delegates were 
present, representing sixty-three active and 
five alumni chapters. The delegates met in 
Detroit, and after a sixty-mile sail on Lake 
Erie reached their headquarters, Hotel Vick- 
ery, one of the largest hotels in the country. 

On Thursday, July 16, the first business 
meeting was held, with William R. Baird, '72, 
presiding. The evening was given up to a 
"smoker." Friday and Saturday were occu- 
pied by business sessions. Friday night was 
celebrated by a reception and ball, and Satur- 
day evening the annual convention "dorg" was 
held. 

The spare time was spent in viewing the 
beautiful scenery of the section. 

Nine delegates from New England col- 
leges were present, representing Dartmouth, 
Amherst, Brown, Yale, Boston University, 
Wesleyan. Maine and Bowdoin. 

The Bowdoin Chapter was represented by 
K. H. Damren, "05. 



NOTICE. 

THEME-WRITING. 

All Freshmen, Juniors, and Sophomores, 
with the exception of those taking English 4, 
are required to write during the Fall Term 
four single themes or two single themes and 
one double theme. Lists of subjects for the 
different themes will be posted, but any stu- 
dent may write on a subject other than those 
in the lists provided it is first approved by the 
instructor. In any case every student is 
required to report his choice of subject to the 
instructor at least one week before the theme 
is due. For the purpose of conferring with 



students concerning their themes, Professor 
Mitchell will be in the Rhetoric Room, Hub- 
bard Hall, and Mr. Sills in the Greek and Latin 
Room, from 1.30 to 2.30 Wednesday after- 
noons. 

The schedule of dates for the theme courses 
during the Fall Term is as follows : First theme 
due on Thursday, October 22. Subject for 
first theme to be chosen by Tuesday, October 
13. Conference on choice of subject, Wednes- 
day, October 14. 

Second theme due on Thursday, Novem- 
ber 5. Subject to be chosen by Tuesday, 
October 26. Conference on choice of subject, 
Wednesday, October 28. 

Third theme due on Thursday, Nov. 19. 
Subject to be chosen by Tuesday, November 
ID. Conference on choice of subject, Wednes- 
day, November 11. 

Fourth theme due on Thursday, December 
3. Subject to be chosen by Monday, Novem- 
ber 23. Conference on choice of subject 
Tuesday, November 24, between 3.30 and 4.30 

P.M. 



A SUGGESTION. 
To the Editor of the Orient:- 

Along with our present musical organiza- 
tions' it seems as though we might form a 
Banjo Club, to be made a part of the Glee- 
Mandolin Clubs. In other colleges Banjo 
Clubs form an important part of the musical 
clubs and add a good deal of zest to an enter- 
tainment. Tufts, Harvard, and Yale have 
such clubs. Why not Bowdoin? We doubt- 
less have the material. R. W. 



Songs as heard among college students come 
from German universities still clothed in Latin. 
The tunes are also of various origins. Some are 
first heard behind the foot-lights in the theatres. 
Others are taken from the hymn-book. Still a 
great many are peculiarly college songs. R. S. 
Willis, who belonged to the class of Yale, '41, 
brought from Germany, where he studied music, 
many of the songs which German students made 
use of. Some of these were the Latin songs, which 
have not lost their popularity — if insertion in all col- 
lege song-books is a criterion. Thus we find "Inte- 
ger Vitae," "Gaudeamus Igitur," "Lauriger Hora- 
tus." Other ditties decidedly less classical also come 
to us, such as "Cramambuli," "Litoria" and "Upi- 
dee." — McGill Outlook. 



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CALENDAR. 

Oct. 12-17 — Week of Bennett-Moulton Company 
at the Columbia, Bath. 

Oct. 15— Meeting of the Y. M. C. A. 

Oct. 17 — Fort Preble vs. Bowdoin at Brunswick. 

Oct. 24 — Boston College vs. Bowdoin at Bruns- 
wick. 

Oct. 30 — First Meeting of the Athletic Council. 

Oct. 31 — U. of M. vs. Bowdoin at Brunswick. 

Nov. 2 — ^Jury Meeting. 

Nov. 7 — Colby vs. Bowdoin at Waterville. 

Nov. 14 — Bates vs. Bowdoin at Lewiston. 



The Joys of Fussing. 

Last evening dark, 

Down in the park, 
Sat a man and co-ed — hist ! 

Just for a lark 

He starts to spark 
And soon the girl is kissed. 

"Oh, no!" she cries, 
With coy surprise, 
"That isn't 'nice, you know, 
Especially here. 
With others near," 
And then, "I think we'd better go" 
(somewhere else where there aren't so many con- 
founded rubber-necks.) — Ex. 



CAMP US C IjflT. 

Files, '02, was visiting friends on the campus this 
week. 

Andrews, '06, and Bavis, '06, have rejoined their 
class after the summer vacation. 

Norton, '05, returned to college Friday after a 
summer spent at the White Mountains. 

Coach Farley of Maine and of Bates were 

present at Saturday's game. They wanted to see 
Exeter. 

The engagement of Harold L. Berry, '01, to Miss 
Violetta Brown, of Portland, was announced last 
week. 

A new biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne has 
been added to the library shelves. The work is by 
G. E. Woodberry. 

The official standing of the members of the col- 
lege can be seen at the Library, As a result of the 
report there is a general shaking up among all the 
classes. 

Ryan, '05, who was quite severely injured in the 
game with Exeter last Saturday, is reported to be 
doing well. His injuries are not so serious as was 
at first feared. 

Mr. Simpson has had a man-hole constructed on 
the campus, in the hope of draining off surplus 
water during the rainy season. Possibly this is the 
work of the 1904 Bugle. 



Oakes, '04, has gone to Brown to represent Bow- 
doin in the intercollegiate golf tournament there this 
fall. He was accompanied by Lunt, '04, the Secre- 
tary and Treasurer of the New England Intercolle- 
giate Golf Association. 

At a meet of the college band, Friday afternoon, 
Bridgham, '04, was elected leader, Robbins, '05, 
manager, and Williams, '05, Secretary. There are 
at present twenty-five members, and everything 
points to an excellent band. 

Rev. E, A. Marsh of Waterville occupied the 
pulpit of the Congregational Church on Sunday in 
exchange with Rev. Mr. Jump. Rev. Mr. Marsh 
delivered a very helpful sermon on "Truth." He 
spoke also at chapel and Y. M. C. A. in the after- 
noon. 

It is the intention of the base-ball management to 
give a minstrel show in Town Hall, the latter part 
of the term, for the benefit of the Base-Ball Asso- 
ciation. There is some excellent material in col- 
lege, and there is no reason why a successful min- 
strel show cannot be given. 

Our foot-ball men seem to be playing in hard 
luck this fall. First one good man then another is 
on the recuperating list. Along with the bitter 
defeat that Exeter left comes the sad news of 
Ryan's injury. Only words of praise are heard for 
his pluck and ability, only sympathy and sorrow for 
his injury. Let us hope that he will soon be with 
us again. 

The library accessions for the week are as fol- 
lows : 

"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast," 
by S. A. Drake ; New England's Memorial, by N. 
Morton; College Administration, by C. F. Thwing; 
Chinese Heroes, by O. T. Headland; Dante, Studies 
and Researches, by P. Toynbee ; Introduction to 
Classical Greek Literature ; Old Regime in Canada, 
by F. Parkman ; Calendar of John Paul Jones Man- 
uscripts, by C. H. Lincoln. 



NEW BOOKS. 

A partial list of accessions for the summer is as 
follows : 

The Turquois Cup, by A. C. Smith. 

The Saint of the Dragon's Dale, by W. S. Davis. 

Napoleon Jackson, by Ruth McEnery Stewart. 

Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son. 

Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, 15 volumes. 

Life of William Morris, by J. W. Machael. 

Mr. Dooley's Philosophy, by F. P. Dunne. 

Wee Macgregor, by J. J. Bell. 

A Winter Pilgrimage, by H. Ryder Haggard. 

Memories of Yale Life and Men, by Timothy 
Dwight. 

Reciprocity, by J. L. Laughlin. 

Actual Government, by A. B. Hart. 

Commercial Trusts (Questions of the Day 
Series), by J. R. Das Possos. 

Railway Legislation in the United States, by B. 
H. Mever.' 

The Souls of Black Folk, by W. E. B. Du Bois. 

Many works on colonization, transportation, and 
a large invoice of Italian writings are new arrivals. 



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SUBJECTS FOR FIRST THEMES. 
Due Thursday, October 22. 
Sophomores and Juniors : 

1. The Making of a Strong Foot-ball Team. 

2. Bowdoin Night. 

3. A Half-hour in Hubbard Hall. 

4. Hawthorne's College Life. 

S- A Contrast : Jonathan Edwards and Lyman 
Abbott. 

6. Joseph Chamberlain and His Preferential 
Tariff Policy. 

Freshmen : 

I. An Autobiography. 



Y. M. C. A. 



The first meeting of the year of the Y. M. C. A. 
Thursday, October i, took the form of a "Bible 
Study Rally." It is the intention of the association 
to form classes for informal Bible study in each of 
the college classes, and an encouraging number have 
already agreed to enter the classes. 

At the first Sunday meeting of the year President 
Hyde was the speaker and discussed "A Modern 
Creed." Last Sunday the Association was addressed 
by Mr. Cleaves. 

The attendance at these meetings should be 
larger and every college man should make arrange- 
ments to attend some of these first meetings. 

As usual during the first few days of college an 
Information Bureau was established and many 
Freshmen took advantage of it to learn about college 
rules and customs. 



ATHLETICS. 



The foot-ball season at Bowdoin is exactly half 
finished. The outcome thus far has not been far 
from what had been anticipated. Fort Preble and 
New Hampshire State College were both defeated ; 
Harvard and Amherst did not roll up a larger score 
against us than they were justified in doing. Con- 
sidering the weight and degree of efficiency of the 
E.Xeter team and our own crippled condition, the 
score of last Saturday was not disheartening. With 
the crucial period in view Bowdoin has yet only 
three weeks for preparation and only two games of 
minor importance to play. During this interval the 
men who are temporarily disabled will have oppor- 
tunitj' to recuperate, and the team as a whole may 
reasonably be expected to improve. That the men 
have thus far shown great enthusiasm and determi- 
nation is evident to anybody who has carefully fol- 
lowed the team. That Coach O'Connor and Capt, 
Bean have done and are doing, their utmost for the 
interests of the team is a foregone conclusion, and 



yet something is lacking. The fault is not with the 
foot-ball squad. In years past when Bowdoin has had 
a victorious foot-ball team this interest was para- 
mount in college. Never can she have another vic- 
torious team unless this same condition exists. The 
whole college must play foot-ball, think foot-ball and 
talk foot-ball, not spontaneously but incessantly. 
In this way only can those men be gotten out for 
foot-ball, who are in college and who, it is insinu- 
ated, could play foot-ball if they would. It may be 
that such men, if there are any, would be of no use 
on the team unless they had a love for Bowdoin 
which irresistibly compels them to put on a suit, 
but this is a point which can be better discussed in 
practice by the coach. It may be that a score of 
fancied reasons keeps men off from the field who are 
needed on the team, but if Bowdoin acquits herself 
with credit in the most important half of this sea- 
son's foot-ball, the whole college must have a share 
in it, and every man who has any trace of ability for 
foot-ball must wear a suit. It is not necessary to 
urge the student body to take more interest in foot- 
ball or outline in what channels they may exert 
efforts for good. Every Bowdoin man is schooled in 
this unconsciously. The one thing to do is to act, 
and foot-ball must be every man's business until 
after November 14. 



SOPHOMORE-FRESHMAN BASE-BALL 
GAME. 

The Sophomores easily won their second base- 
ball victory from the Freshmen, Saturday morning, 
on the Delta, by a score of 13 to 7. The game was 
not close enough to be interesting and the Freshmen 
gave a much poorer exhibition than they did a week 
ago. Ben Briggs, at center field, played his posi- 
tion better than any man on the Freshman team. 
Lawrence caught a good game. The Sophomore 
team work excelled that of the Freshmen. For the 
first time in the history of the Sophomore-Fresh- 
man games at Bowdoin there was no rushing or 
inter-class "scrapping." which gave a tameness to 
the game not altogether commendable. 

The score : 

Sophomores. 

ab r bh po a e 

Bodkin, p 5 3 2 i 2 i 

Putnam, ss 4 4 i 2 i i 

Davis, lb 5 o o 10 o I 

Hodgson, 3b, Capt S 3 i i 3 o 

Johnson, 2b 4 3 2 6 3 2 

Tuell, c 5 o I 5 2 o 

Perry, c.f.-r.f 4 I o I I 

Tobey, c.f 400100 

Parcher, l.f 4 o o i o o 

Copeland, r.f o o o o o o 

Totals 40- 13 8 27 12 6 

Freshmen. 

ab r bh po a e 

Clarke. 3b .4 o o 2 i o 

B. Briggs, c.f 5 o 2 3 i 2 

Small, 2b 4 I I 3 3 2 



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Kingsley, lb., Capt 5 2 2 I I 2 

Doherty, p 4 i i o 3 i 

E. Briggs. l.f 400000 

Wogan, r.f 5 I o o o o 

Lawrence, c i i i 2 2 3 

Roberts, ss 3 i 2 i 4 i 

Chandler, c I o 2 i o 

Totals 36 7 9 24 16 II 

The score by innings : 

Sophomores 3 o 2 4 o o o 4 x — 13 

Freshmen o 2 i i o o 3 — 7 

Two-base hit — Roberts. Three-base hit — Kings- 
ley. Stolen bases. Bodkin 3, Putnam 3, Hodgson 5, 
Johnson 2, Tuell, Parcher, Clarke, Doherty, E. 
Briggs, Wogan, Lawrence 3, Roberts. Base on 
balls, by Doherty, Putnam, Johnson ; by Bodkin, 
Clarke, Doherty, Lawrence, Chandler 2, Roberts. 
Struck out by Bodkin, Clarke, E. Briggs ; by 
Doherty, Tuell, Perry, Tobey 2. Hit by pitched ball, 
Perry, E. Briggs. Passed balls — Lawrence. 
Umpire — James F. Cox, '04. Time — i hour, 35 
minutes. 



Exeter 18, Bowdoin o. 

Exeter defeated Bowdoin on Whittier Field, Sat- 
urday afternoon, in the roughest foot-ball game 
that the team has participated in this year. Sev- 
eral Exeter men were reprimanded for "slugging," 
and Seldon, the big colored guard, was put off the 
field, not, however, until he had tried to hit the ref- 
eree. Exeter's line outweighed Bowdoin's by a 
considerable, and her victory was largely due to this 
fact. Bowdoin went into the game crippled by the 
loss of Philoon and Speake, both of whom have 
sprained ankles, and was further weakened before 
the game was finished by the loss of Wiggin and 
Ryan. Bowdoin made the larger part of her gains 
by end runs, but lost heavily on fumbles. Bowdoin 
played sixteen and Exeter fifteen men. Bowdoin 
held Exeter for downs twice and forced her to punt 
three times. Bowdoin was held for downs once, but 
was obliged to punt 5 times. Exeter was penalized 
to the amount of 25 yards for offside plays. The 
game in detail : 

Wiggin kicked off to Heim who was downed on 
the 35-yard line. Exeter fumbled, lost a yard, won 
two and was forced to punt. Kinsman fumbled and 
Elliott, who made the punt, recovered the ball and 
made 10 yards before he was downed by Captain 
Beane. Six line plays gave Exeter her first touch- 
down. Soon after the next kick-off Exeter received 
the ball on Bowdoin's fumble and made steady gains 
through the line for a second goal. Time was called 
with the ball in Bowdoin's possession on Exeter's 
25-yard line. In the beginning of the second half 
Bowdom played a better and more aggressive game. 
She gained 50 yards and received five for Exeter's 
off-side plays. Kinsman and Chapman carried the 
ball. Bowdoin's longest gain was 22 yards, made 
by Chapman around left end. Exeter gained the ball 
on a fumble and made 70 yards through the line, 
without a loss, for her third and last touchdown. 



The summary of the game follows : 

Exeter. Bowdoin. 

Vaughn-Hagan. l.e r.e., Beane, Capt. 

Marshall, l.t... r.t., Haley-Redman. 

MacFaygcn, l.g r.g., Powers-Cunningham. 

Bankhart, c c, Sanborn. 

Allen-Seldon-Bradley, r.g l.g., Davis. 

Porter, r.t l.t., Finn. 

Elder, r.e I.e., Drummond. 

Heim, q.b q.b., Wiggin-Bass. 

Greene, l.h.b r.h.b.. Kinsman. 

Elliott-Jones, r.h.b. .. .l.h.b., Chapman-Lowell-Libby. 
McCormick, f.b f.b., Ryan-Chapman. 

Score — Exeter, 18 ; Bowdoin, o. Touchdowns — 
Allen, McCormick, Greene. Goals from touch- 
downs — Greene, 3. Referee and umpire, alternating — 
Carter of Michigan and Murphy of Holy Cross. 
Timer — Henry A. Wing of Lewiston. Linesmen — 
Perry for Exeter, J. Gumble for Bowdoin. Time — 
20-and 15-minute halves. 

Amherst 23, Bowdoin o. 

Amherst defeated Bowdoin Wednesday, October 
7, at Amherst by a score of 23 to o. During the 
first half the game was very much in doubt and 
Bowdoin played great foot-ball. Amherst had a 
decided advantage in weight, but won every inch of 
ground she gained by hard work. She was held for 
downs on Bowdoin's one-yard line and could not 
have scored in this half had not Bowdoin fumbled 
the ball. The second half was plain, old-fashioned 
foot-ball, and none of the new plays were tried. 
Amherst made two touchdowns largely through line 
plays. The Bowdoin team did fine work, but 
Amherst's heavy line was too much for her. Beane, 
Finn and Favinger did the best individual work. 

Summary : 

Amherst. Bowdoin. 

Chase, l.e r.e., Beane (Capt.). 

Pierce, l.t r.t, Redman. 

Palmer, l.g r.g.. Powers. 

Behrends, c c, Sanborn. 

Howard, r.g l.g., Davis. 

Diehl, r.t l.t., Finn. 

Joost. r.t I.e., Winslow. 

Daniels, r.e I.e., Favinger. 

Lewis (Capt.) s.b s.b., Wiggin. 

Shea, l.h.b r.h.b.. Chapman. 

Hubbard, r.h.b l.h.b., Lowell. 

Coggeshall, f.b f.b., Philoon. 

Storke. f.b f.b., Ryan. 

Score — Amherst 23, Bowdoin o. Touchdowns — 
Coggeshall, Diehl, Hubbard. Goals from touch- 
downs — Lewis 3. Umpire — Pollard. Referee — 
McCurdy. Linesmen — Amherst, Noble. Bowdoin, 
Bass. Time — 15-minute halves. 



At Lehigh University the Freshmen have been ' 
prohibited from joining fraternities. This is rather 
a new position for a college to take, although at 
Dartmouth Freshmen cannot join fraternities until 
November. 



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ALUMN 



'79. — Professor Henry A. Huston has resigned 
his various positions at Purdue University and the 
Indiana Agricultural Experiment Station and be- 
come general manager of the St. Louis office of the 
German Kali Works. 

'89. — Emerson Leland Adams, A.M., late precep- 
tor of New Salem Academy, for the past year, super- 
intendent of schools in Weston, Mass., has been 
elected prmcipal of Fryeburg Academy. Mr, Adams 
was graduated in the Class of 1889, Bowdoin Col- 
lege, and has had much experience as a teacher. 

'92. — Prof. H. C. Emery is author of the section 
on the Economic Development of the United States 
in the volume on the United States in the Cam- 
bridge A-Iodern History. 

'93. — Rev. Alfred Bliss, who has had a pastorate 
at Ludlow, Vt., for the past few years, has received 
a call from the church at Utica, N. Y., and will 
soon take up his duties in that place. 

'96. — John Clair Minot of Augusta, associate 
editor of the Kennebec Journal, and Miss Sybil A. 
Howe of Boston, formerly of Augusta, were united 
in marriage, Monday noon, July 20, at Gloucester, 
Mass., by Rev. J. S. Williamson of Haverhill. The 
best man was Charles W. Marston, '96. Mr. and 
Mrs. Minot will reside in Augusta. 

'96.— B. G. Willard and Miss Elvil Everett Bur- 
nett were married August 24 at Boston, Mr. and 
Mrs. Willard will reside in Millis, Mass., in the 
future. 

'96. — Rev. C. G. Fogg, former pastor at Union, 
Conn., is permanently located at Frenchboro, Me. 
He is the first settled pastor to locate there. 

'96. — Sterling Fessenden is now engaged at 
Shanghai, China, as agent for the American Trading 
Company. 

'97. — Dr. James P. Russell is now located in 
Augusta in charge of the newly established State 
bacteriological laboratory. 

'98. — Donald B. MacMillan has been elected 
instructor in Latin at Worcester Academy. Mr. 
MacMillan leaves a position at Swathmore Prepara- 
torj' Academy to accept the instructorship at 
Worcester. Prior to teaching at Swathmore, Mr. 
MacMillan was for two years principal of the 
Leigh Hall School at North Gorham, Me. 

'98. — Herbert N. Gardiner, former principal of 
Dexter High School, has entered the study of law. 

'99. — Clifton A. Towie, who has been sub-master 
of Lexington High School, Mass., will teach the 
sciences at Worcester Academy during this year. 

'99. — Cony Sturgis has left Porto Rico, where he 
has been for the past few years, and has located 
near Ithaca, N. Y. He will go South for the winter 
on account of ill health. 

M. igoo. — Dr- .A.. W. Strout has opened an office 
at Gardiner, Me., with his brother. Dr. Strout of 
that place. 

'03. — Charles P. Connors is coaching the Bridgton 
Academy foot-ball team ; Daniel I. Gould is coaching 
the team at Bath High School ; and Thomas C. 
White is acting in a like capacity at Lisbon Falh 
High School. 



'03. — Daniel C. Munro is instructor in English 
and physical director at Mercersburg Academy, Pa. 

'03. — Edward A. Dunlap has been elected athletic 
director at the Hadley School, Tarrytown-on-the- 
Hudson, N. Y. 



OBITUARY. 

'57. — Rev. Edward A. Rand died at his home in 
Watertown, October 6, 1903. He was born in Ports- 
mouth, N. H., 66 years ago, where he obtained his 
early education. After his graduation from Bow- 
doin he entered the Union Theological Seminary of 
New York. He went from there to the Bangor 
Theological School, from which he graduated in 
1863. He was ordained a Congregationalist min- 
ister in 1865 and located in Amesbury, where he 
remained two years. Later he went to South Bos- 
ton, and from there to Franklin. In 1880 he took 
orders in the Episcopal Church and afterward 
moved to Watertown to organize an Episcopal 
Society. His work at Watertown was crowned with 
success, and since his founding of the Church of the 
Good Shepherd the society has grown wonderfully. 
Rev. Mr. Rand was one of Bowdoin's many loyal 
sons. He knew no creed or color, and his labors 
were for all. No clergyman in his town was more 
popular. He left a wife, one son and three 
daughters. 

M. '96.— Dr. William C. Marden, an honored and 
respected member of the medical profession, died at 
Prescott, Arizona, April 26, 1903. Dr. Marden was 
born at Swanville, Me., October 6, 1S66. He fitted 
for college at Castine Normal School and at the 
Maine Central Institute, and entered Bates College 
with the Class of 1893. Upon completing his studies 
at Bates, he entered the Bowdoin Medical School, 
and finished his course June 23, 1896. on which day 
he was married to Miss Flossie A. Davis of Pitts- 
field, Ale. In September, 1896, he was appointed an 
interne at the Central Maine Hospital. Desiring to 
further perfect himself in his profession, he took a 
course at the New York Post-Graduate Medical 
School, and in 1897 he entered upon the practice of 
medicine in Pittsfield, where he built up an envia- 
ble and lucrative practice. Dr. Marden was an 
earnest and upright man, diligent and conscientious 
in his profession, and as such the medical fraternity 
of Maine mourns him. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

WarreNj Mass., October 10, 1903. 

Whereas, God in His infinite wisdom has 
removed from our midst our beloved classmate, Ber- 
tram Louis Smith, be it 

Resolved, That we, the Class of 1903, do hereby 
bow before the will of the Lord, our Maker, and do 
sincerely mourn the loss of our friend and classmate, 
and be it 

Resolved, That we extend to the family and rela- 
tives, in their great bereavement, our most heart- 
felt sympathy, and be it further 



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Resolved. That a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the family of the deceased, and to the Bow- 
DOIN Orient for publication. 

Leon Valentine Walker, President, 
Donald Edward McCormick, Secretary, 
For the Class of igoS- 



BowDoiN College, October 12, 1903. 
Whereas, It has pleased the Almighty God in His 
infinite wisdom to take from us our beloved class- 
mate, Philip J. P. Fessenden. and 

Whereas. We have by his death sustamed the loss 
of a true and loyal classmate, be it 

Resolved. That we, the members of the Class of 
IQ05, herewith express our deepest sorrow and 
extend to the bereaved relatives and friends our 
heart-felt sympathy. 

Raymond Davis, 

Harold Russell Nutter, • 

Donald Cameron White, 

Committee for the Class. 



Hall of the Kappa, Oct. 9, 1903. 
Whereas, We have learned with deepest sorrow 
of the death of our honored brother, Edward 
Augustus Rand, of the Class of 1857, be it 

Resolved. That we, the members of the Kappa 
Chapter of Psi Upsilon, have sustained the loss of a 
true and loyal brother, whose life has ever been an 
honor to the Fraternity; and be it further 

Resolved. That we extend our most sincere and 
heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved friends and rela- 
tives of the deceased. 

Samuel Trask Dana, 
Frank Keith Ryan, 
James Wingate Sewall, Jr., 

For the Chapter. 



Hall of the Kappa, Oct. 7, 1903. 
Whereas, It has pleased God in His infinite wis- 
dom to remove from us our esteemed brother, 
Charles Augustus Ring, of the Class of 1868, be it 

Resolved, That we, the members of the Kappa 
Chapter of Psi Upsilon, mourn the loss of a most 
loyal and honored brother, whose devotion to his 
Fraternity was unceasing ; and be it further 

Resolved, That we extend our most sincere and 
heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved friends and rel- 
atives of our brother. 

Samuel Trask Dana, 
Frank Keith Ryan, 
James Wingate Sewall, Jr., 
For the Chapter. 



1902 CLASS DIRECTORY. 

The following statement has been received from 
the Secretary of the Class of 1902: 

Anthoine, — Assistant in History at Bowdoin. 
Appleton. — At Yale School of Forestry. 
Barker, B. — At Johns Hopkins Medical School. 



Barker, N. B. T.— At Medical School of Maine. 

Benson. — Assistant in Chemistry at Bowdoin. 

Blake. — Connected with a grain store in Lewis- 
ton. 

Bodwell. — Learning the clothing business. 

Bradbury. — Unknown. 

Carter. — At Yale School of Forestry. 
Cobb. — Studying Chemistry at Johns Hopkins Uni- 
versity. 

Cousens. — Taking post-graduate work at Har- 
vard. 

Dole. — Studying chemistry at Tech. 

Eastman. — At Yale School of Forestry. 

Files. — Attending Medical School of Maine. 

Flye. — With a New York Telephone Co. 

Fogg. — At his home in Portland. 

Folsom. — Assistant in Biology at Bowdoin. 

Furbish. — At Harvard Dental School. 

Garcelon.— At McGill Medical School. 

Gibson. — With American Express Co., Boston. 

Giles.— 

Glidden. — Oerk of Courts of Sagadahoc Co., 
Maine. 

Gray. — Teaching at Eastport. 

Grinnell. — Teaching at Windsor. 

Gross. — Harvard Law School. 

Haley. — Studying English at Johns Hopkins. 

Hamilton, B. P.— 

Hamilton, J. O.— 

Hayden, B. F. — Assistant in Bacteriology at 
Bowdoin. 

Hayes. — At his home in Farmington. 

Higgins. — At a Business College in Portland. 

Hill.— In New York City. 

Hunt, C. H.— Attending Medical School of 
Maine. 

Hunt, H. J.— Attending Medical School of 
Maine. 

Kelley. B. E. — Teaching at Greenwich, Conn. 

Kelley, E. R.— At Johns Hopkins Medical School. 

Mabry.— 

McCann. — In New York City. 

Merrill.— Teaching at Island Falls. 

Noyes. — At Portland. 

Preston. — Teaching at Farmington. 

Rodick. — In a bank at Bar Harbor. 

Rolfe. — In the insurance business at Unity. 

Sinkinson. — 

Stanwood. — In Holliston Cloth Mills, Norwood, 
Mass. 

Stone. — Post-graduate work at Harvard. 

Swett. — Teaching at Waterboro. 

Walker.— At Harvard Law School. 

Watson. — In the coal business at Portland. 

Webb. — At Johns Hopkins Medical School. 

Wing. — Teaching at Dixfield Center. 

I would be glad if those members of the class 
whose occupations are not recorded above would 
communiate with me. I should also like to be noti- 
fied of any change of occupation or residence, as I 
wish to keep a complete record of the class. 
R.\lph P. Bodwell, 

Secretary and Treasurer. 



Courtney, the Cornell crew coach, has signed a 
contract to remain in Ithaca for the five ensuing 
years. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 22, 1903. 



Vol. XXXIII. 



No. 12. 



BOWDOIISl ORIENT. 

PUBLI3HKD EVERY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

William T. Eowe, 1904, Editor-iu-Chief. 

Harold J. Everett, 1904 Business Manager. 

William F. Finn, Jr., 1905, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Arthur L. McGobb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager. 



Associate Editors. 

S. T. Dana, 1904. W. S. Cdshinq, 1905. 

John W. Frost, 1904. S. G. Haley, 1906. 

E. H. R. Burroughs, 1905. D. R. Porter, 1906. 

R. G. Webber, 1906. 



Per annum, in ad'v 
Per Copy, 



$2.00. 
10 Cents. 



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

Entered at the Post-OtEce at Brunsmck as Second-Class Mail Matter. 

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

Ever)^ Bowdoin man naturally pauses just 
now to consider the foot-ball situation. 
Most, if not all, of the preparatory, and prac- 
tice games have taken place and the team is 
just rounding into shape for the final spurt. 
One week from Saturday comes the first of the 
three games that we want to win. 

It is no "hard luck story" to say that the 
players have been unfortunate this fall. Time 
and again all the well-laid plans of Coach 
O'Connor have been handicapped by the best 
men getting injured, and every game so far 
has thus been played with a half substitute 



team. But the injured men are nearly all well 
again, and without doubt the strongest team 
that can be mustered will line up against Uni- 
versity of Maine, October 31. 

The other Maine colleges are playing 
exceptionally strong foot-ball. The game last 
Saturday between Maine and Colby showed 
that these two have strong teams. Bates has 
not shown up very well but has plenty of men 
and is evidently saving her strength for the 
State championship games. Whether Bow- 
doin can hold up her end of the argument is to 
be decided, but the college has confidence in 
coach, captain and players. 



The accounts of the Exeter-Bowdoin foot- 
ball game which appeared in the newspapers 
were so absolutely without foundation, that it 
would be unnecessary for us to deny them 
here, were it not for the fact that they have 
deceived many people who could not know 
first hand the facts in the case. We are 
extremely sorry that such reports should have 
been spread abroad, and, which is worse still, 
received credence, and we wish it to be clearly 
understood that we are in no way responsible 
for them. The reporter is a most useful mem- 
ber of society so long as he . sticks to plain, 
ungarbled facts ; but when in his zeal he 
branches out into the realm of fiction, and in 
his desire to make a sensational story, and pos- 
sibly an extra dollar or two for himself, creates 
such accounts as those of our game with Exe- 
ter, then he becomes a positive menace to 
society and a disgrace to his calling. 

In the foot-ball game of October 10, we 
were defeated fairly and squarely, and have no 
desire to "cry-baby" over it. Exeter's victory 
was well-deserved and was not marred by any 



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unfair tactics. The Exeter men played hard 
and fast, as foot-ball is meant to be played, and 
our team would do well to imitate their 
aggressiveness. What slugging and rough 
play there was in the game, we were as much 
to blame for as they. We sincerely regret 
that Exeter should have been placed in such a 
false and embarrassing position, and hope that 
the irresponsible reports of over-zealous news- 
paper reporters will not in any way break up 
the friendly feeling which has always existed 
between the two institutions. 



What is the trouble with all our singers? 
The men are turning out well for the mando- 
lin club, but for some reason or other vocal 
talent seems to be very bashful this year, and 
more candidates for the glee club are sadly 
needed. There can't be any glee club without 
some men to sing in it, and the more candi- 
dates that turn out the better will be the club, 
and the greater will be the honor of belonging 
to it. But in this case empty honor is not the 
only reward of merit. All who have ever 
been so fortunate as to go on the glee club 
trips are unanimous in pronouncing them to 
be one of the most enjoyable experiences in 
college life. So let every one with any voice 
at all get out and do his best to make the club, 
both for his own interest and that of the 
college. 



It is to be regretted that Bowdoin has been 
losing all her old-time customs, slowly but 
surely, until at present we have very few of 
the old stand-bys. But no one will doubt the 
wisdom of the step taken at the mass-meeting 
last Monday night, when it was voted to abol- 
ish the annual "night shirt parade." Every 
man who has the best interests of Bowdoin at 
heart will agree with the words spoken by 
President Hyde in reference to this annual 
parade, and the decided action taken by the 
students showed that the prevailing sentiment 



among the undergraduates favored the elim- 
ination of this distasteful custom — not so much 
distasteful in itself as for the results which 
might incur from it. Repeatedly the hostile 
attitude of the town "yaggers" had shown 
itself towards the students and there is little 
reason to doubt a recurrence of this unfriendly 
feeling if another night shirt parade were 
held. There would be nothing to prevent 
serious accidents in such a case, especially here 
in Brunswick where the police force is a minus 
quantity. The college itself would gain much 
notoriety, most of which would be unde- 
served, and the Faculty would be open to 
severe censure. But wisely, we think, the 
students have acted in the matter, and there 
will be no more night shirt parades. 

Now, then, why can't we establish a cus- 
tom to substitute for it one that will be more 
satisfactory to us all ? A cane rush, flag rush, 
or some other such custom,-^there are 
hundreds of them equally adapted to infuse us 
with class and college spirit. We need more 
customs — good, healthy, sound ones such as 
will endure, and put backbone into our enthu- 
siasm for our college. The Orient will be 
pleased to receive communications in regard 
to this subject. 



THE IBIS. 

A new college club, to be known as the 
Ibis, has recently been organized, and the 
objects which it professes seem to entitle it to 
hearty support by undergraduate public senti- 
xnent. Last spring several members of 1903, 
after a number of conferences, decided to 
organize as charter members of a club whose 
purpose should be, in the language of the con- 
stitution adopted at that time, "to stimulate the 
intellectual interests of the undergraduates of 
Bowdoin College, by honoring suitable men 
with an election to membership, by holding 
meetings at which topics of interest and profit 
shall be discussed, and by arousing the desire 



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for culture in the broadest sense in its mem- 
bers and their associates." 
, The club was then composed of the follow- 
ing men, — Clifford, Fuller, Houghton, Mar- 
tin, Merrill, Nutter, Stover, and Walker. An 
election of members from 1904 resulted as fol- 
lows : Bryant, Clark, Cram, Dana, Lunt, and 
Shorey. In addition. Professor Dennis, 
Professor Johnson, and Mr. Sills were elected 
as honorary members from the Faculty, and 
Mr. Anthoine as a graduate member. The 
club is, however, an undergraduate affair, and 
does not intend to cover the same ground as 
any other organization now in Bowdoin. Its 
elections to membership are given without 
reference to scholarship as shown by grade, 
but on the basis of general intellectual ability 
and interests. 

By the constitution, not more than ten nor 
less than five men are to be taken from each 
Junior Class. During the second term of 
their Junior year not more than three men are 
to be elected, and at the close of the third term 
the remainder are to be chosen, to remain 
active members till the close of Senior year. 
The officers of the club for the present year 
are : President, Lunt ; Secretary and Treas- 
urer, Dana. A program of meetings is now 
being arranged. At the first, to be held in 
November, Mr. Edward Stanwood, of the 
Class of 1861, will address the club and its 
guests. Provision is made for the invitation 
of a limited number of guests to each meeting, 
and it is also expected that during the winter 
term one meeting open to the entire, college 
will be arranged under the auspices of the 
club, at which some distinguished lecturer will 
speak. Announcement of future meetings 
will be made later. 



THE BOWDOIN COLONY IN CHINA. 

Very few of our undergraduates or alumni 
are aware of the fact that Bowdoin is repre- 
sented by an active little colony of graduates 
out in the far East. The Bowdoin colonv in 



China at present numbers three and will no 
doubt be increased by recruits from the Phil- 
ippines. Those who now represent us are 
Charles D. Jameson, Class of 1876, whose 
headquarters are in Tientsin, and Sterling 
Fessenden, Class of 1896, and Dr. C. S. F. 
Lincoln, Class of 1891, who are at Shanghai. 
Dr. Lincoln is at St. John's College. The 
United States Postal Agency at Shanghai has 
been made a branch of the United States 
Postal Service, and rates are the same as in 
the United States, 2 cents on a single letter 
both to and from Shanghai. This is the only 
office of its kind in China, and will greatly 
facilitate communication with our alumni liv- 
ing there. 



DEUTSCHER VEREIN. 
The first regular meeting of the Duetscher 
Verein for this year was held at New Mead- 
ows Inn last Tuesday evening. The follow- 
ing officers were elected for the ensuing year : 
Vorsitzender, John M. Bridgham; Schrift- 
wart, Gerald G. Wilder; Kassenwart, Ernest 
L. Brigham. After the business meeting, a 
banquet was held, and the remainder of the 
evening was spent in singing German songs 
and speech-making. The members of the 
Verein this year are Archibald, Clark, Cun- 
ningham, Hathaway, Grant, Small, Harper, 
Hermes, Frost, McRae, Bridgham, Wilder, 
Brigham, Oakes, Smith, Hill, Campbell, 
Lowell, Sargent, and Spear from 1904, and 
Foster and Tucker from 1905. Among the 
others in attendance at the meeting were 
Professor Files, Instructors Sills and Pear- 
son, Lewis, 'oi, and Benson, '02. 



THE COLLEGE BAND. 
The college band seems destined to be a 
grand success, and everybody seems enthusi- 
astic over it. At present the band consists of 
twenty members, with a possibility of several 
more men. Most of the men are experienced 
musicians, and there will be little difficultv in 



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turning out a first-class band and one that will 
be a credit to the college. Practice began last 
week, and since then regular rehearsals are 
being held under the leadership of John M. 
Bridgham, '04. Robbins, '05, has been elected 
as manager of the band. Much credit is due 
to W. F. Finn, '05, through whose efforts the 
band was organized. Next term the band 
will be greatly strengthened by the addition 
of a number of good musicians from the medi- 
cal students. At present the men will play as 
follows : 

Solo cornets, Bridgham, '04, Pike, '07, 
Whipple, '07 ; first cornet. Hall, '06 ; second 
cornet, Joy, '07; altos, Rowe, '04, Stetson, '06, 
Rogers, '06; trombones, Winchell, '06, Law- 
rence, '07; baritone, Robinson, '05; Eb bass. 
Palmer, '04, McDougal, '06; piccolos, Emery, 
'05, Symonds, '05, Pletts, '07; drums, Webb, 
'05, Perry, '06; bass drum, R. C. Clark, '07; 
cymbals, Hodgson, '06. 



Y. M. C. A. BIBLE CLASSES. 

The committee in charge of Bible Study is 
rather encouraged by the number of men who 
are enrolling in the. classes. This puts Bow- 
doin on an equal standing with nearly all 
American colleges where often a large major- 
ity of students are found in the informal Bible 
classes. This shows that college men not only 
appreciate the Bible for its literary merit, but 
wish to obtain opinions in religious matters at 
first hand. About sixty men have already 
agreed to take the courses and there is still 
room in the different classes. The classes 
meet for an hour lesson once a week. 

The Seniors and Juniors are in a class led 
by Rector E. D. Johnson; the Sophomores, by 
Professor Chapman ; Special Class, by Burpee, 
'04; Freshmen, by Porter, '06. 

The Seniors and Juniors meet Sunday 
afternoons at 2.45 and the Freshmen at 9.45 
A.M. For the other classes notices will be 
posted. At present the classes meet in Cleave- 
land lecture room, but hope to have more 



homelike quarters soon in the rooms vacated 
by the college library. 



INITIATIONS. 

The "Fishing Season" has closed and 
nearly all the present entering class have made 
their choice of fraternities. The initiations 
will come off Friday, the 23d. 

A complete list of candidates is published 
below. 

Alpha Delta Phi. — From 1906, Romilly 
Johnson of Lynn, Mass. ; Lester Gumbel of 
New Orleans. 1907, Neal Woodside Allen of 
Portland; Harold B. Chandler of Boston, 
Mass. ; John William Leydon of Bath ; Phillips 
Kimball of Bath; Thomas R. Winchell of 
Brunswick; Dwight Stillman Robinson of 
Brunswick ; William Eugene Speake of Wash- 
ington, D. C. ; Ralph Millard Small of 
Richmond. 

Psi Upsilon. — From 1907, Benjamin T. 
Briggs and Eugene Hale Briggs of Auburn; 
Paul D. Blanchard of Oldtown; Arthur B. 
Glidden of Newcastle ; Harry Jarvis Joy of 
Ellsworth ; Eli^ha Shaw Powers of Houlton ; 
Fulton Jarvis Redmond of Pawtucket, R. I. ; 
Daniel Sargent of Portland. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon. — From 1906, Edwin 
Cassius Bates of St. Stephen, N. B. From 
1907, Frank Lyman Bass of Bangor; Felix 
Arnold Burton of West Newton, Mass. ; 
Chester Gordon Clark of Portland; James 
Harold Collins of Brewer; Joseph Blake 
Drummond of Portland ; Wadleigh Bean 
Drummond of Portland ; Thomas Edgar 
Hacker of Fort Fairfield ; Eugene Erastus 
Holt, Jr., of Portland ; Harold Sprague Hich- 
born of Augusta ; Bion Bradbury Libby of 
Portland ; Morris Humphreys Neal of Collins- 
ville. Conn. 

Theta Delta Chi. — From 1906, Harry 
Simpson Waterman of Roxbury, Mass. 
From 1907, George William Craigie of West- 
brook; Philip Ricker Shorey of Brunswick; 
Aubrey James Voorhees of Bath ; Frank Jones 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Ill 



Weed of Bethel; Harry Leland Brown, 
Westbrook. 

Zeta Psi. — From 1907, Linwood Mande- 
ville Erskine of Jefferson ; Charles Luff 
Favinger of Frederica, Delaware ; Frank Stin- 
son Gannett of Fort Fairfield; Arthur Loud 
Hatch of Pemaquid ; Henry Lincoln Johnson 
of Brunswick ; John Henry Halford of San- 
ford ; Glenn Allan Lawrence of Lubec ; 
Osgood Asa Pike of Fryeburg; Harold 
Wyman Powers of Portland. 

Delta Upsilon. — From 1^07, John Sturgis 
Bradbury of Bath ; Chester Sumner Kingsley 
of Augusta; Earle H. McMichael of East 
Boston ; Blinn W. Russell of Farmington ; 
Ralph Eugene Sawyer of Wilton ; Clarence 
Elbert Stetson of Canton; Harold E. Wilson 
of Newburyport, . Mass. ; Joseph Francis 
.Wogan of Dorchester, Mass. 

Kappa Sigma. — From 1906, William 
James McDougal of Rockland ; Harold Stan- 
wood Stetson of Brunswick ; Harold Merton 
Edwards of Lewiston. From 1907, Charles 
Reynolds Bennett of Yarmouth ; Francis Cor- 
nelius Doherty of Rockland ; Edward Augus- 
tin Duddy of Portland; Fred Bartlett Rag- 
gett of Bath; Herbert Gershom Lowell of 
We-stbrook; Ensign Otis of Rockland; and 
William Alexander Robinson of St. John, 
N. B. 

Beta Theta Pi. — From 1906, Edward Car- 
penter Pope of Manchester. From 1907, 
Arthur Chase Chadbourne of Hallowell; Ralph 
Waldo Giles of East Brownfield ; Lawrence P. 
Libby of Cumberland Mills ; William Shepard 
Linnell of Saco, Me. ; Leon Dearborn Minclier 
of Bangor; Willis Elmer Roberts of 
Brunswick. 



A COMMUNICATION. 
Editor of the Orient: 

Like the wOrk of the foot-ball team this 
fall, the Young Men's Christian Association 
has shown both enthusiastic and sleepy work. 
The success of the committee in chargfe of 



Bible Study is . commendable, but in other 
things there seems to be a great weakness. 
There has been a good precedent established in 
years past by sending out hand-books of col- 
lege life and customs to prospective Fresh- 
men that they might know of the college and 
feel its welcome before they arrived, but this 
year they have had to learn from sad experi- 
ence. 

One of the pleasantest events of the first 
weeks at the college used to be the Y. M. C. 
A. reception to new men. This year the 
Freshmen have been welcomed only by the 
"scrap" and water pail. Last year there were 
happy promises of new quarters for the Asso- 
ciation's home, but the first month of the year 
is past and the members are still obliged to 
occupy the unfavorable rooms in Massachu- 
setts Hall. 

To an unprejudiced observer it would 
seem that the local Association is missing an 
important opportunity to gain a strong foot- 
hold at Bowdoin. The things mentioned 
above may be accidental, but such accidents 
mav usually be avoided. 

X. Y. Z. 



Oct. 
Oct. 
Oct. 

wick. 

Oct. 
Council. 

Oct. 

Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 



CALENDAR. 

22— Meeting of the Y. M. C. A. 

23 — Fraternity Initiations. 

24 — Bowdoin vs. Naval Reserves at Bruns- 

30 — First Regular Meeting of the Athletic 

31 — Bowdoin vs. U. of M. at Brunswick. 
2 — Meeting of College Jury. 
7 — Colby vs. Bowdoin at Waterville. 
14 — Bates vs. Bowdoin at Lewiston. 
21 — Freshman- Sophomore foot-ball game. 
21 — Harvard vs. Yale at Cambridge. 



Miss Ellen Chandler has presented to the college 
a very beautiful portrait of her grandfather, Parker 
Cleaveland, which is to be hung in the new Faculty 
room in Hubbard Hall. As many portraits of for- 
mer members of the Faculty as it is possible to 
secure will be placed in this room. 



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Y. M. C. A, 



The reguar meetings of the Y. M. C. A. 
have been fairly well attended this year and of 
rather more than usual interest. Last Thurs- 
day night the meeting was led by Brigham, 
"04, who took "Prayer'' for a general subject. 
During the evening many reasons were given 
for prayer in the personal life. 

Sunday afternoon Professor Chapman 
addressed the Association. He showed the 
necessity of applying Christianity to the daily 
life, favoring a religion of practice, not of 
theorv and creed alone. 



CAMPUS CHflT. 



Pinkham, '05. has returned to college. 

Philoon, '05, attended the Colby-U. of M. game 
Saturday. 

Morrill, '06. and Parker, '06, are out working 
this term. 

Joe Gumbel has purchased a fine stepper from 
the Sanborn farm. 

Chase, '04, and Walker, '04, attended the Dart- 
mouth-Williams game. 

Lermond, '05, is teaching school at Boothbay 
Harbor for the fall term. 

Soule, ex-'o3, acted as head-waiter at The Ton- 
tine during the Topsham Fair. 

Mikelsky, '05, is showing a fine line of fall fash- 
ions. Have you ordered yet? 

George U. Hatch, who is out of college teaching, 
was about the campus this week. 

President Wilbur F. Berry of Kent's Hill was a 
visitor at the new library building this week. 

Lunt, '04, attended the convention of the New 
England College Golf Association in Providence last 
week. 

Professor Files has charge of a religious census 
which is being made in college. The purpose of this 
is purely statistical. 

Coffin, '03, who has been working with a steel 
manufacturing concern in Pittsburg, is enjoying a 
vacation in Brunswick. 

All roads led towards Topsham last week. 
Nearly all the students took advantage of the oppor- 
tunity to see the great fair. 

The Freshmen and other new men are now tak- 
ing their physical "exams" in Adams Hall, under 
Dr. Whittier and his assistants. 

During the summer the college supplied a long- 
felt want, by placing two long settees in the Boyd 
Gallery of the Walker .A.rt Building. 



The management of the work on the new grand 
stand is making every effort to get it in readiness 
for the University of Maine game October 31. 

The Deutscher Verein held its first meeting of 
the term at New Meadows last Monday evening. 
The officers for the ensuing year were elected. 

A valuable addition has been made to the Walker 
Art Building by the Boston Art Museum in the form 
of a book containing the life and works of George 
Fuller. 

The initiations next Friday will doubtless bring 
back, as in former years, many of the old graduates, 
to renew their vows to their secret societies and 
enjoy "frat" life again for a short while. 

A proof of the fact that the students appreciated 
adjourns one of the_days of Topsham Fair, was 
shown by the almost complete desertion of the cam- 
pus on that day. 

Material for the new gate, which is to be erected 
by the Class of 1878, has begun to be hauled to the 
north end of the campus, and active preparations 
will soon take place for its erection. 

Librarian Little has been giving informal instruc- 
tions to students in regard to the use of the Hub- 
bard Hall. Every new man should take advantage 
of these Wednesday afternoon conferences. 

The music in chapel Sunday caused much favor- 
able comment. It was furnished by a quartet com- 
posed of Denning, first tenor ; Purington, second 
tenor; Archibald, leader, first bass; Winchell, 
second bass. 

The foot-ball squad feels greatly encouraged at 
the appearance of Cox, '05, and Bates, '06, in the 
field. Cox was sub-tackle on Georgetown and 
Bates was undoubtedly the fastest back in the State 
last year. 

Already a large number of students have joined 
the Bible Club and many more will doubtless come 
in later. The movement certainly deserves the 
support and encouragement of all. Bowdoin is but 
one of 252 other colleges in the country which are 
engaged in this work. 

The Zeta Psi chapter house is rapidly nearing 
completion and already is assuming a pleasing 
aspect. It is expected that the house will be ready 
for occupancy about January first. There will be 
room for fourteen students. 

It is gratifying to learn that the condition of 
Ryan, '05, is constantly improving, and that he will 
soon return to college. At present his right side is 
paralyzed, and at the latest reports he was just able 
to move the fingers of his right hand. 

The Maine series of Intercollegiate Foot-ball was 
started last Saturday when Colby lined up against 
Maine. The game resulted in a score of 6-5 in 
favor of Maine, and has since led to much specula- 
tion as to the strength of the teams. Colby showed 
up considerably stronger than was expected, and it 
is still a matter of doubt as to which college will 
have the stronger team. 

The Brunswick Record is printing a series of 
sketches of the members of the Bowdoin Faculty. 
They are appearing in the order of their terms of 
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113 



Professor Chapman and Professor Robinson have 
appeared, and the next will be that of Professor Lee. 
The different sketches of the series are proving 
quite popular among the students. 



ATHLETICS. 



NEW ENGLAND INTERCOLLEGIATE GOLF 
TOURNAMENT. 

The first tournament of the New England Inter- 
collegiate Golf Association was held in Providence, 
R. I., on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last 
week. The team championship was won by Brown, 
and Anderson of Amherst won the individual 
championship. The tournament games were played 
on the Wannamoisett Links. The list of entries 
was not large, but the meet was a decided success 
and is an assured event for the future. Bowdoin 
was represented by Herbert Henry Oakes, '04, of 
Auburn. He was accompanied by Manager Lunt. 

The summaries of the two matches of Thursday 
follow : 

Morning : 

Technology. 

Holes Up. 
Hubbell o 

E. Krag 2^/2 

Williams 6^- 

Hastings 2 

Emery 2 

Total 13 

Amherst. 

Holes Up. 

Anderson o 

Jones 

Hale o 

Warren o 

Clark o 

Total o 

Afternoon : 

Brown. 

Holes Up. 

Mercer 4^ 

Davis 3)^ 

Mason o 

R. B. Jones 4 

F. C. Jones o 

Total 12 

Technology. 

Holes Up. 

Hubbell o 

Krag o 

Williams 2K' 

Hastings o 

Emery 2 

Total 414 



The summary of Friday's matches follows : 

The following eight qualified for match play : 

Mercer, Davis, Mason and R. B. Jones of Brown ; 

Anderson, Jones and Clark of Amherst and Oakes 

of Bowdoin. Summary of first round of match play : 

Intercollegiate Championship 
First Round. 
Anderson, Amherst, beat Clark, Amherst, 6 up 
and 5 to play. 

Mason, Brown, beat Oakes, Bowdoin, 3 up and i 
to play. 

Mercer, Brown, beat Jones, Amherst, 5 up and 

3 to play. 

Davis, Brown, beat Jones, Brown, 4 up and 3 to 
play. 

The intercollegiate individual championship 
tournament was concluded at Wannemoisett, Satur- 
day. Anderson of Amherst beat Mason of Brown, 
having him 6 up and 4 to go at the 14th hole. Mer- 
cer of Brown beat Davis, also of Brown, 6 up and 

4 to go. In the afternoon Anderson beat Mercer, 3 
up and 2 to go at 16 holes. Anderson's medal play 
was 42 — 35 — T]. Amherst College gets the trophy 
and Anderson will receive an individual medal. 



FOOT-BALL PRACTICE. 

Last Saturday the 'varsity played no regular 
game, but was put through a stiff practice with the 
scrub in spite of the heavy rain. A marked 
improvement in the work of the team has been 
noticed during the past week. The men seem to be 
putting more ginger and snap into the plays, and no 
doubt the rest of last Saturday did them much ben- 
efit. Most of the injured men have recovered and 
have been in the line-up this week. Since Monday, 
evening practice has been held in the gym 
and will probably be continued next week. Several 
changes have been made in the line, which is much 
stronger than formerly. Davis has been shifted to 
left guard, and Finn from tackle to right guard. 
Cox joined the squad last week and is proving a 
tower of strength to the line. Bates is also out with 
the backs and will greatly strengthen the back field 
with his speed. Wiggin, who was injured in the 
Exeter game, has not fully recovered yet, but took 
light practice this week. All of the men on the 
second team are showing up well, and are push- 
ing the 'varsity hard. At times when they get the 
real spirit of fight in them, they prove almost the 
equals of the 'varsity. But they must keep up that 
spirit of fight from now until the end of the 
season, if they wish to make the 'varsity win. Car- 
ter, guard on Michigan's great eleven of last year, is 
helping to coach the line men. The usual line-up 
has been : 

'Varsity. 2nd. 

Beane, r.e I.e., Glidden. 

Haley (Grant), r.e l.t.. Grant. 

Finn, r.g l.g., Collins. 

Sanborn, c c, Skolfield. 

Davis, l.g r.g., Powers. 

Cox (McMichael), l.t r.t., Redman. 

Drummond, l.e .r.e, Favinger (Stewart). 

Bass (Wiggin), q.b q.b., Roberts. 



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Winslow (Bates), l.h r.h, Libby. 

Chapman, f.b f.b., Purington. 

Kinsman (Lowell), r.h l.h., Blanchard. 



ALUMN 



'93. — Married, September 10, 1903, at Trinity 
Church, Boston, Mass., Captain Weston Chamber- 
lain, Assistant Surgeon United States Army, to 
Eleanor, daughter of Major James C. Bush, Artil- 
lery Corps, United States Army. Dr. Chamberlain 
was a graduate of Bowdoin in the Class of 1893 and 
a member of the Zeta Psi Fraternity. The bride is 
a grand-daughter of Edwin M. Stanton, former 
Secretary of War. 

'99. — The marriage of Ralph M. Greenlaw of Bos- 
ton and Miss Florence Hannon of Lewiston, 
occurred Wednesday, October 14, in Trinity Church, 
Lewiston, the ceremony being performed by Rev. I. 
C. Fortin. Mr. Greenlaw graduated from Bowdoin 
in 1899 and is also a graduate of the Columbia School 
of Law. He is now engaged in the practice of law 
in Boston. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Ade- 
laide Hannon and is well known in social circles. 
Mr. and Mrs. Greenlaw will reside at iii Stoiigh- 
ton Street, Dorchester, Mass. 

— The Dartmouth Magazine. 

'01. — An announcement of much interest is that 
of the engagement of Miss Catherine M. Moses, 
daughter of Hon. and Mrs. Charles M. Moses of 
Saco, and Paul S. Hill of Biddeford, son of the late 
Dr. Hampton E. Hill, who before his death, was 
one of the most prominent surgeons in Maine. Miss 
Moses is an accomplished young lady, who since her 
debut, two years ago, has held a prominent position 
in society both in her home city and in Portland 
where her parents spend their winters, staying dur- 
ing the summer months at their Old Orchard resi- 
dence. Mr. Hill is a graduate of Bowdoin College, 
Class of 1901, and at present a medical student at 
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. He is a 
young man of much promise and has many friends. 



OBITUARY. 

'61. — Rev. Edwin Smith, pastor of Union Church, 
Ballardvale, Mass., for the past four and a half 
years, died Friday, October 16. Rev. Mr. Smith 
was born in Searsport, Me., and after his gradua- 
tion from Bowdoin he studied at Bangor Theologi- 
cal School, taking a degree from that institution. 
His first pastorate was in Lynn, Mass., where he met 
with excellent success. Others were at Barre, May- 
nard and Bedford. He was long identified with pub- 
lic educational interests and served for many years 
on local boards of education. He leaves a wife and 
three children. 

M. '98.— Dr. Herbert Clark Wayland, who died 
suddenly at Berlin, N. H., on Wednesday, October 
7, was formerly a student in this town. Dr. Way- 
land was born in Gorham, N. H., and was 28 years 



of age at the time of his .death. He graduated from 
the Gorham High School. After a three years' 
course at Bowdoin Medical School he went to Balti- 
more and finished his education in that city, where 
he graduated in 1898. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of the Kappa, 
Oct. 15, 1903. 
IVhereas, It has pleased the Almighty in His 
infinite wisdom to remove from us our honored 
brother. Charles Augustus Boardman, of the Class 
of 1866, be it 

Resolved, That we, the members of the Kappa 
Chapter of Psi Upsilon, mourn the loss of a most 
true and loyal brother whose life has ever been an 
honor to the Fraternity ; and be it further 

Resolved, That we extend our most sincere and 
heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved friends and rel- 
atives of our brother. 

Samuel Trask Dana, 
Frank Keith Ryan, 
James Wingate Sewall, Jr., 
For the Cha/'ter. 



BOOK REVIEW. 

American Tariff Controversies in the Nineteenth 
Century. By Edward Stanwood. (Boston and New 
York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1903. Two 
vols., pp. 410; 417.) 

This work by an honored alumnus of Bowdoin is 
the only book which deals with the whole tariff 
question strictly from the historical side. Mr. Stan- 
wood, as he acknowledges, writes with protectionist 
sympathies, but he has nevertheless handled the sub- 
ject in a conservative manner. From a huge mass 
of material he has selected with care, and the result 
is a valuable reference book for the student of 
American history. 

The first volume is devoted to the tariff before 
1833. In the chapter on the tariff of 1789 the author 
quotes freely from the Congressional debates and 
concludes that this first tariff was protective. The 
commonly accepted theory that Hamilton's "Report 
on Manufactures" was merely a part of his gen- 
eral scheme for creating a powerful government is 
investigated and evidence brought forward to show 
that Hamilton was a protectionist on economic 
grounds. The tariffs of 1816, 1824, and 1828 are 
fully discussed and a lengthy chapter is given to an 
exhaustive discussion of the constitutional question 
before dealing with nullification and the tariff of 
1833. The first two chapters of the second volume 
cover the somewhat uninteresting period from 1833 
to 1857. The third suffices for the war tariff and 
the last five are given to the tariff controversies 
since the war. Here debate still smoulders and 
non-partisan literature is rare, yet, considering the 
recency of the events, the author has dealt with this 
part of the subject conservatively and successfully. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 29, 1903. 



No. 13. 



BOWDOIiSI ORIENT. 

PdBLISHRD EVERT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

William T. Bowe, 1904, Editor-in-Chief. 

Harold J. Everett, 1904, .... Business Manager. 

William F. Finn, Jr., 1905, Assistant Editor-in-Cliief. 
Arthur L. McCoeb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager. 



Associate Editors. 
S. T. Dana, 1904. W. S. Cushinq, 1905. 

John W. Frost, 1904. S. G. Haley, 1906. 

E. H. R. Burroughs, 1905. D. E. Porter, 1906. 

R. G. Webber, 190(5. 



Per annum, in advance, ..... $2.00. 
Per Copy 10 Cents. 

Please address business communications to the Business 
MauMger, and all other coulribulious to the Editor-iu-Cliief. 



Entered iit the Post-Ofl5ce at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter. 



Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

It is our desire to make our columns as 
interesting- as possible to both alumni and 
undergraduates. While the local department 
is the center of attraction to the classes now in 
college the alumni columns are naturally more 
interesting to our graduates. In order to meet 
their requests for a full and complete personal 
chronicle, we must ask the assistance and 
co-operation of our alumni. It is exceedingly 
difficult to fill a certain definite space with 
alumni articles, not so much because there is a 
dearth of such items, but on account of the 
difficulty of the undergraduate editors in 



securing them. Some of our graduates have 
in the past shown great interest in keeping us 
informed on items of interest concerning our 
alumni and we sincerely wish that many others 
would follow their example. 



The action of the Faculty in granting the 
recent petition of the student body was appre- 
ciated by the whole college, and no doubt will 
save much trouble and annoyance in a number 
of cases. 



The excellent work of the foot-ball team 
during last week deserves more than passing 
commendation. The eleven has developed with 
great rapidity since the early part of the sea- 
son, and is now playing a quality of foot-ball 
which bids fair, if maintained, to carry off the 
championship honors. On Saturday occurs 
the most important game of the season. Every 
one knows how important is this game and 
how absolutely necessary is the attendance of 
every Bowdoin man. Maine has a remarkably 
strong team and is confident of victory. Her 
season thus far has been so much more suc- 
cessful than ours that the most strenuous 
efforts of the team and its supporters are 
needed if Bowdoin is to secure a long-coveted 
championship. Time and again the Maine 
teams have played games away from home 
just as critical to them as this game is to Bow- 
doin and they have always been supported by 
practically every man in Maine. Maine is 
sure to have a large crowd of enthusiastic 
supporters here Saturday, and it is up to us 
to produce twice or three times as many Bow- 
doin enthusiasts. The importance and neces- 
sity of forcible cheering at all athletic con- 
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to be impressed upon the college. Incessant 
cheering all through the game can do much in 
rousing a foot-ball team to victory, and at the 
same time show that the entire college is back 
of the team. This afternoon and to-morrow 
afternoon the entire student-body accompa- 
nied by the band will march to Whittier Field 
and there rehearse the songs and cheers. Let 
every man make it his business to be there. 
Let the crowd that sees the game Saturday be 
the largest assemblage of Bowdoin men ever 
on Whittier Field, and let their support of the 
team be so enthusiastic as to prove that Bow- 
doin men can win a foot-ball championship 
and are surpassed by no other college men in 
spirit and loyalty. 



We wish to call the attention of the Fresh- 
men to the contest for positions on the stafif of 
the Orient which is now in progress and 
which closes with the elections at the end of 
the winter term. The competition thus far 
has on the whole, been unsatisfactory. We 
want to see more hustling on the part of the 
competitors and an improvement in the quality 
of the rank submitted. The Orient aims to 
represent to our alumni and to the outside 
world the exact state of affairs at Bowdoin, 
and in order to do this it must have the help 
of the best writers in the college. This will 
never be unless we have a number of men 
competing for positions on the board. It is 
not too late to begin work, and we would urge 
upon members of the Freshman Class that they 
at once enter the competition for places on 
next year's board. There remain about sev- 
enteen issues before the election takes .place, 
and faithful work for those issues will enable 
one to meet the requirements. Positions on 
the board are not secured through popularity 
or good looks, but through work. 



and organized cheering we are far behind our 
sister colleges and we might even learn a few 
things from some of the larger preparatory 
schools. One-half of the game Saturday 
must be won by our cheering, and to be 
effective it must be organized. Let each class 
elect a cheer leader — not a figure-head but a 
cheer leader. Then let each class occupy a 
special reserved section in the grand stand. 
The cheer leaders working in unison will com- 
mand their own separate sections, and in this 
way some good cheering can be done. The 
team will fight to the last ditch. The rest of 
us must cheer until the whistle ends the game, 
and if one of us leaves Whittier Field next 
Saturday without a sore throat he will have 
shirked. Bowdoin men, look to your duty! 



The Orient wishes to offer a suggestion 
in the way of cheering for Saturday's game. 
It is a well-known fact that in good systematic 



To the Editor of the Orient: 

Will you permit me to call the attention of 
the members of the several Greek-letter fra- 
ternities to a matter in which I trust they will 
take an interest? I refer to the resolutions 
they are accustomed to pass when they learn 
of the death of a brother member. 

The last, October 15, number of the 
Orient contains resolutions on the deaths of 
four Bowdoin men ; two are class resolutions, 
and the others fraternity resolutions. In 
every case they begin with a preamble, 
"Whereas ;" three of them refer to the "infinite 
wisdom" of God; two of them "mourn the 
loss," and the other two contain the phrase 
"have sustained the loss of a true and loyal 
classmate," "of a true and loyal brother," and 
of "a most loyal and honored brother." 
Strangely enough only one of the four "bows 
before the will" of the Lord. Usually at least 
one-half of the resolutions on such occasions 
declares that the class or the fraternity does so 
bow. One wonders what would happen if 
they didn't. 

What I wish to suggest is that this ancient, 
threadbare and meaningless form be aban- 
doned, and that a better and more vital one 



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be established in its place. Let the class or 
the fraternity express in the form of a "min- 
ute" its appreciation of the particular virtues 
or characteristics of the departed. For exam- 
ple, I have no doubt that the late Rev. Edward 
A. Rand was a "true and loyal" Psi U. But he 
was so much more than that ! A man who 
gave his time, his labor and his means with- 
out stint to the church and to every good cause, 
who was loved and honored by every person in 
the community where he lived, — surely such a 
man deserved more than the perfunctory and 
time-worn words of those formal resolutions. 
The Greek-letter societies are literary as 
well as social in their purposes. As social or- 
ganizations they ought to know something 
worth saying about every member of their 
respective chapters. As literary organizations 
they ought to be capable of turning out some- 
thing better than commonplaces. 

— Edward Stanwood. 



LIBRARY CLUB. 
The first regular meeting of the Library 
Club was held recently in the Librarian's 
office, Hubbard Hall. The principal paper of 
the evening was read by Fox, '06, on "Ancient 
Bookbinding." ]Many illustrative examples 
were shown from the books in the library. 
The officers of the club for the present year 
are President, Wilder, '04; Secretary-Treas- 
urer, Harper, '04; Executive Committee, 
Professor Little, Mr. Whitmore, Mr. Lewis, 
and Wilder, '04. The next meeting will be 
held next Saturday evening. 



ATHLETIC COUNCIL MEETING. 

At a special meeting of the Athletic Council 
held recently in Dr. Whittier's office the advis- 
ability of securing the services of Mr. Carter, 
of last year's University of Michigan team, 
as line coach, was thoroughly discussed. The 
prevailing sentiment seemed to be that our 
team was much in need of Mr. Carter's coach- 



ing and that it would greatly assist Coach 
O'Connor in his work. Accordingly, Mr. H. 
A. Wing, '80, and Professor Moody were 
appointed a committee to make arrange- 
ments with Mr. Carter. To defray the 
expenses of this extra coaching, necessitates 
calling on our alumni for financial aid and if 
they respond as liberally as in the past, the 
necessary assistance will no doubt be forth- 
coming. The committee is endeavoring to 
raise five hundred dollars if possible, and 
already sub-committees are working in the dif- 
ferent cities. Barrett Potter, '78, chairman of 
the committee, is being assisted by Dana, '04, 
Rowe, '04, Cook, '05, and P. Chapman, '06. 



MANDOLIN-GUITAR CLUB. 

Rehearsals for the Mandolin-Guitar Club 
have begun in earnest and the candidates were 
given their preliminary trial last Monday 
afternoon. The material for this year's club 
is exceedingly good and Leader Chapman 
hopes to turn out an exceptionally fine club. 
Among those practicing at present are Bridg- 
ham, Burpee, Andrews, Goodhue, W. Clark, 
Frank Packard, Woodruff, T. Winchell, 
Boothby, Philip Shorey, Emery, Joy, Sargent, 
mandolins ; Palmer, J. Winchell, Weed, Eaton, 
and Morrill, guitars. 



OCTOBER QUILL. 

The first number of the Quill appeared 
promptly on time, and is a very welcome guest 
after the long summer vacation. It contains 
about the usual number of stories and poems, 
in addition to the silhouettes, gray goose 
tracks, and exchange department. 

The opening piece is a reminiscence by 
Gen. Howard, '50, of the old Apache chief, 
Santos. The short sketch gives us a good 
insight into Santos's character, and is espe- 
cially interesting, as being a personal experi- 
ence of Gen. Hancock. We are instinctively 



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drawn to the old Indian chief and feel that his 
friendship was indeed a thing worth having. 

Following this is a poem by Isaac Bassett 
Choate, '62, entitled "Ageless." It portrays 
very effectively the immortality of Love, and 
is as welcome as is everything else from the 
pen of this frequent and valued contributor to 
the Quill. 

"Anna, 1864," by Clement F. Robinson, 
'03, is the Hawthorne Prize Story, and is, of 
course, well worth reading. It is a Bowdoin 
story of the old days when Sophomore Math, 
was a required study and centres around the 
impressive ceremony annually observed of the 
"Burial of Analytics." It is a well-written 
and interesting, though somewhat sad, story 
with a wholesome moral running through it. 

A verse on "The True Fame," by Charles 
P. Cleaves, '05, completes the list of poetry 
for this number. The poem is worthy of 
praise in itself, but it is especially welcome 
because it shows the author's readiness to take 
hold and help in the various activities of the 
college. We wish that the other new-comers, 
the members of 1907, would be as ready, and 
would lend their hearty support to the Quill 
from the very outset. 

The last article is a humorous story of col- 
lege hfe by Frank E. Seavey, '05. The story 
is vividly and clearly told, and one's interest is 
maintained to the end. The only criticism we 
would make is that the power exercised by the 
King and the Pretender seems a bit exagg'er- 
ated. In Bowdoin, certainly, one or two men 
could never rule the college so dictatorially ; 
we are much too democratic for that. 

The Silhouettes contain an introduction for 
this new member of the Quill, and a notice of 
Mr. Stanwood's new book on the tariff ques- 
tion. Gray Goose Tracks contain, as usual, 
one or two good ideas, but they are not quite 
so pointedly and wittily expressed as usual. 
We are afraid the Ganders have not fully 
recovered as yet from their long summer's 
rest. Ye Postman offers a word of God- 
speed to the departing Class of 1903, which 



we all most heartily echo. He also presents a 
few of the best bits of verse found among the 
exchanges. On the whole, the' October num- 
ber of the Quill is a very creditable issue, and 
we look forward with pleasure to its next visit 
in November. 



THE MINSTREL SHOW. 
We are glad to notice the effort which is 
being made by the base-ball management to 
give a minstrel show in Town Hall the first 
of next term. Up to four years ago it was 
customary to give a minstrel show for the ben- 
efit of the Athletic Association. For the past 
four years such has not been the case. The 
first rehearsal was held Monday afternoon 
under the direction of Archibald, '04, leader of 
the Glee Club, and was well attended. The 
opening chorus was written by Henry Ballou 
of Oliver Ditson's and promises to be 
the best thing ever given in Town Hall. Sev- 
eral of the alumni have volunteered to render 
their services and there is every reason to 
believe that the show will be an unqualified 
success. It is the intention of the manage- 
ment to have the show a continuous perform- 
ance and to have a dance immediately after- 
ward. The men who will form the circle are : 
Archibald, Chase, Palmer, Emerson, Oakes, 
Purington, Everett, Clark, Denning, Ryan, 
Clarke, Hall, Weld, Riley, Webb, Cushing, 
Greene, Eaton, Laidley, Edwards, Bavis, 
McDougal, Stetson, Brown, Speake, J. Win- 
chell, Andrews, Favinger, Johnson, Brown, 
L. Gumbel, J. Gumbel, Hodgson, T. Winchell, 
Wilson, Kinsman, Neil, and Wogan. 



THE FRESHMAN CLASS. 

Below is the complete list of the 
Freshman Class tip to date : 

Neal W. Allen, Portland; Frank L. 
Bass, Bangor ; Charles R. Bennett, Yarmouth ; 
Paul D. Blanchard, Oldtown; Joseph M. 
Boyce, Portland; John S. Bradbury, Port- 
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H. Briggs, Auburn ; Harry L. Brown, West- 
brook ; Felix A. Burton, West Newton, Mass. ; 
Arthur C. Chadbourne, Hallowell; Harold B. 
Chandler, West Newton, Mass. ; Chester G. 
Clark, Portland ; Ridgley C. Clark, Dexter ; 
James H. Collins, Brewer ; George W. 
Craigie, Cumberland Mills; Cornelius F. Do- 
herty, Rockland; Joseph B. Drummond, Port- 
land; Wadleigh B. Drummond, Portland; 
Edward A. Duddy, Portland; Linwood M. 
Erskine, Jefferson ; Clarence J. Fernald, 
Winn; Frank S. Gannett, Fort Fairfield; 
Ralph W. Giles, East Brownfield; Arthur B. 
Glidden, Newcastle ; Harold V. Goodhue, 
Fort Fairfield; Tom E. Hacker, Fort Fair- 
field ; John H. Halford, Sanford ; Arthur L. 
Hatch, Pemaquid ; Harold S. Hichborn, 
Augusta; Erastus E. Holt, Jr., Portland; 
Charles A. J. Houghton, Brunswick; Charles 
F. Jenks, Canton, Mass. ; Henry L. Johnson, 
Brunswick; Harry J. Joy, Ellsworth; Dudley 
C. Kallock, Manchester, N. H. ; Phillips Kim- 
ball, Bath; Chester S. Kingsley, Augusta; 
Glen A. Lawrence, North Lubec; John W. 
Leydon, Bath; Bion B. Libby, Portland; Wil- 
liam S. Linnell, Saco ; Herbert G. Lowell, 
Westbrook; Earle H. McMichael, East Bos- 
ton, Mass. ; Leon D. Mincher, Bangor ; Mor- 
ris H. Neal, Collinsville, Conn. ; Ensign Otis, 
Rockland; Osgood A. Pike, Fryeburg; Lewis 
O. Pletts, Brunswick; Elisha S. Powers, 
Houlton; Fulton J. Redman, Pawtucket, R. 
L; Ammie B. Roberts, Portland; Willis E. 
Roberts, Brunswick ; Dwight S. Robinson, 
Brunswick; WiUiam A. Robinson, St. 
Tohn ; Blinn W. Russell, Farmington ; Frank 
K, Ryan, Hampton, N. B. ; Daniel Sargent, 
Portland; Ralph E. Sawyer, Wilton; Philip 
. R. Shorey, Brunswick ; Ralph M. Small, Ric?i- 
mond; Lewis W. Smith, Brunswick; Charles 
W. Snow, Spruce Head; William E. Speake, 
Washington, D. C. ; Clarence E. Stetson, Can- 
ton ; Charles F. Thomas, Richmond ; Aubrey 
J. Voorhees, Bath ; Joseph S. Waterman, Rox- 
bury, Mass. ; Frank J. Weed, Bethel ; Harold 
C. Weiler, Houlton; Malon P. Whipple, 



Solon ; Harold E. Wilson, Newburyport, 
Mass. ; Thomas R. Winchell, Brunswick ; 
Joseph F. Wogan, Dorchester, Mass. 



NOTICE. 

In order to secure uniformity of action in 
regard to excuses from chapel and church, 
and from recitations, the committee of class 
ofScers have agreed upon the following regu- 
lations, which have been approved by the 
Faculty : 

Absences from Chapel and Church. 

I. All excuses for absence from chapel 
and church must be given in writing to the 
class officers at such times as they shall sev- 
eralh' appoint. These excuses must receive 
his signature and then be filed at the Regis- 
trar's Office by the student. 

n. The college record of unexcused 
absences will not be accessible at any time. 
Students are required to keep an accurate list 
of their cuts, or at least of such a number as 
are necessary to maintain their total number of 
unexcused absences below fifteen. 

HL Fifteen unexcused absences are 
allowed to each student in each term. A 
warning will be sent from the Registrar's 
Office, in case a student is found to have more 
than 13 unexcused absences. 

Absences from Tozvn or from Lectures. 

IV. Excuses for absence from town or 
from lectures (or recitations) must be given 
in writing to the class officer as soon as possi- 
ble after the absence is incurred. Students 
are urged, when possible, to present excuses 
for absence before leaving town. 

V. All managers of college organizations 
making trips out of town must present in 
writing over their ozvn signatures the lists of 
men entitled to excuses for absence, to the 
proper class officer, and must see that the 
approved chapel excuses are filed at the Regis- 
trars Office. 

VI. No excuses for absence from town, 
or recitation (lectures) will be received later 
than noon of the day preceding the first day 
of the examination period. 

Petitions. 
\^II. All petitions to the Faculty must be 
in writing and should be given to the class 
officer. 



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Y. M. C. A. 



Sunday — 9.45, Freshman Bible Study. 

4.20 P.M., usual afternoon meeting 

with address. 
2.30, Senior and Junior Bible Study, 

Massachusetts Hall. 
2.30, Sophomore Bible Study, Hub- 
bard Hall. 
Thursday — 7.15 p.m., Mid-week Prayer Meet- 
ing. 

The meeting of the Association Sunday 
afternoon, was addressed by Rev. Mr. Jump 
of the Church on the Hill. He showed in a 
forcible manner that it was the duty of the 
educated Christian man to have united in his 
own character a radical spirit and the spirit of 
a disciple. Johnson, '06, rendered a pleasing 
vocal solo, during the service. 

The Bible classes have started off in a 
manner very encouraging. Professor Chap- 
man has not been able to take the Sophomore 
Class as was first expected. This class will 
be led by Emerson, '04. 



CAMPUS Cb\f\T. 



President Hyde preached at Yale last Sunday. 

A large number of Bowdoin men attended the 
Bates-Colby game, Saturday. 

Coffin, '03, and Speake, '07, officiated at the Lew- 
iston-Auburn game last Wednesday. 

James Read, manager of the Kent's Hill foot- 
ball team,- was on the campus Sunday. 

A large delegation of sttidents attended the 
Bates-Colby game at' Lewiston, Saturday. 

James S. Stevens, Professor of English at Maine 
State College, was about the campus, Saturday. 

A fraternity for colored men, the only one in 
the United States, has been organized at the Univer- 
sity of Indiana. 

The Lewiston Journal has recently presented the 
photographs of Captain Beane and Left Tackle Cox 
of the foot-ball squad. 

Work on the gates presented by the Class of 
1878 is rapidly continuing and it is expected that 
they will soon be finished. 

The goat has lived this week not alone in the 
embalming amber of story. Three of the majestic 
species were about the campus last Friday. 

Professor Houghton is at Wesleyan, Middletown, 
Conn., as delegate to the Association of the New 
England Colleges. Meetings of the association are 
being held to-day and to-morrow. 



President Hyde will speak at St. Johnsbury, Vt., 
to-day, at the Teachers' Association. He will also 
speak at North Hampton and Springfield on Friday. 

At the first meeting of the Ibis to be held some 
time in November, Edward Stanwood, '61, will 
address the club and its guests on "Chamberlain's 
Policy," 

The Sophomore-Freshman foot-ball game next 
month ought to be a scrap worth seeing. There are 
nearly men enough on the regular squad to make 
up both elevens, 

K new book issued privately in memory of the 
late Rev. Cyrus Hamlin, D.D., LL.D., '34, a dis- 
tinguished missionary, has been presented to the 
library by Gen. Charles Hamlin. 

Mr. G. A. Collis, '01, has presented to the 
library some ancient Philippine alphabets. These 
are taken from stone, bamboo and wood manu- 
scripts, and are supposed to be the oldest in exist- 
ence. 

Judging from the activity of the men who are 
putting in sewers, and the tardiness of the men grad- 
ing around Hubbard Hall, it will be some time 
before the south end of the campus puts on a pre- 
sentable aspect. 

An interesting article entitled "Wash-Tub Day," 
written by C. A. Stephens, '69, appears in the 
Youth's Companion, the issue of September 17. 
This is supposed to represent life at Bowdoin Col- 
lege thirty-five years ago. 

A number of Freshmen are taking the drill with 
the Indian clubs. Instruction will be given every 
afternoon from 3.30 until 4.30 in the gymnasium. 
This is a good opportunity for men who intend to 
try for thi squad next term. 

Dr. Whittier has definitely announced that the 
nev/ grand stand will be used next Saturday for the 
Maine game. Already the seats have begun to be 
put in place. It will be impossible to use the dress- 
ing-rooms, however, until next spring. 

The preparatory school championship ought to be 
easily decided this year. At present it seems to point 
to either Hebron. Kent's Hill or Lewiston High 
School. All of these teams are to meet before the 
season is over, and there will be games worth seeing. 

The meetings of the Maine Teachers' Associa- 
tion, the Maine Association of Colleges and Prepara- 
tory Schools, and the Schoolmasters' Club, Thurs- 
day, Friday and Saturday of last week were attended 
very largely by the teachers of this town and by oiy 
college professors. 

The first rehearsal of the minstrel show was held 
in Massachusetts Hall, Monday afternoon, under 
the direction of Archibald, '04. The opening chorus 
was written by Henry J. Ballou, formerly of Oliver 
Ditson's, and is the latest as well as the catchiest 
out. The circle is made up of the best musicians in 
colle.ge, and bids fair to be the best minstrel show 
given in Brunswick for many years. 

Harvard's registration figures, which were made 
public last Saturday, show that the university, as a 
whole, has made a gain of 65 students, but the Fresh- 
man Class enrollment, .=;6o, was unusually light. 
The enrollment in the other departments is as fol- 
lows: College, 2,070; scientific school, 555; graduate 
school, 386; divinity school, 49; law school, 724; 



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medical school, 374; dental school. 116; Bussey 
Institute, 17; total, 4,291. 

The Universalist Fair, to be held in Town Hall, 
Nov. 4 and s, will take the name of "Calendar of 
Months," There will be twelve booths, so arranged 
and decorated as to represent the twelve months of 
the year. Among the leading attractions at the fair 
will be a three-act drama "A Royal Barmaid," by 
Thomas Littlefield Marble, Bowdoin, '98. It will be 
presented by local talent, a number of whom will be 
students. 



THE MEN'S CLUB. 

At a recent meeting of the men of the First 
Parish, it was decided to form a Men's Club, which 
proposes to meet four or five times during the win- 
ter. One object of this club is to bring the men of 
the parish into closer relationship, and all men who 
attend the Congregational Church regularly or occa- 
sionally are invited to join. The dues are fifty 
cents per annum, and men are equally welcome 
whether members of any church or not. All col- 
lege men who attend the Congregational Church 
are invited to join this club, and any who care to 
accept the invitation are requested to speak to 
Cram, '04. 



VISITING ALUMNI AT INITIATIONS. 

Alpha Delta Phi. — Edward Stanwood, '61, Bos- 
ton ; Professor F. C. Robinson, '73, Brunswick ; 
Professor W. A. Moody, '82, Brunswick; Harold W. 
Charnberlin, '81, Brunswick; Samuel P. Harris, 
1900, Portland ; Edgar Kaharl, '99, Portland ; Joseph 
C. Pearson, 1900, Brunswick; Wallace White, '99, 
John White, '01; Thomas White, '03, of Lewiston; 
Benjamin Barker, '02, of Portland; Edward iVI. 
Fuller^ '01, Bath. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon. — George L. Thompson, 'it, 
Austin Cary, '87, P. N. Whittier, '8s, H. S. Whit- 
man, '69, George S. Stetson, '98, Kenneth C. M. 
Sills, '01, all of Brunswick; John Clair Minot, '96, 
Augusta; William L. Watson, '02, Portland; Elmer 
T. Boyd, '95, Bangor ; Galen %A.. Harris, Sigma Tau, 
'03. Bath; Preston Keyes, North Jay; Harlan M. 
Bisbee, '98, Brewer; R. P. Bodwell, '02, Brunswick; 
J. L. Elder, '-/t,, Portland; Roland E. Bragg, '01, 
Bangor ; James S. Stevens, Beta Phi, '85 ; University 
of Maine, Andy P. Havey, '03, West Sullivan. 

Psi Upsilon.— W. K. Oakes, M.D., '70, Auburn; 
Charles Sargent, '76, of Portland ; Joseph Whitney, 
1900, George E.. Fogg, '02 ; Barrett Potter, of Bruns- 
wick, Ralph Andrews, '03, and Sidney Noyes, '02. 

Theta Delta Chi.— F. J. S. Little, '89, Augusta; 
Philip Dana, '96, Portland ; Lucian Libby, '99, Port- 
land ; Francis J. Welch, '03, Portland; Edward F. 
Abbott, '03, Portland ; Edward Greenleaf Brown, 
'04, and Malcolm B. Mower, Brown, '05 ; J. C. 
O'Connor, Dartmouth, '02; Rev. H. A. Jurtip, 
Amherst, '96. 

Zeta Psi. — Prof. Lewis, Tufts,' 95. University 
of Maine; D. M. Bangs, '91; W. B. Clarke. '99; 
Francis Peaks, '96; C. Perkins, G. Hall, Elisha 
Powers. G. C. Sweet, '03. of Colby; S. C. W. 
Simpson, '02. Lyman Cousins, '02. 

Delta Upsilon.— C. E. Merritt, '94; J. S Stetson 
'97; G. H. Sturgis, '98; E. K. Welsh, '98; H. e! 



Marston, '99; J. F. McCormick, 1900; H. S. 
Coombs, '01 ; A. F. Conan, '01 ; G. L. Lewis, '01 ; 

B. F. Hayden, '02; F. G. Marshall, '03; Messrs. 
Furbish of Amherst Chapter, Whitmore of Har- 
vard, and Cox of Pennsylvania. 

Kappa Sigma. — James Rhodes, 2d, '97, Rockland; 
Ruel Smith, '97, Auburn ; Fred Dole, '97, Yarmouth ; 
Henry Clement, 1900, South Paris ; Albert Hast- 
ings. Maine. '90, Rockland; E. B. Folsom, '02; C. 

C. Lord, '03; M. Trask, '03, University of Maine; 
H. Saton. '03. New Hampshire State College. 

Beta Theta Pi. — Henry D. Evans, '01, of Cam- 
den; Cecil Whitmore, '03, Brunswick; George 
Cual, 1900, Boston University; Griffith Gardiner, 
'01, of Brewer. From the University of Maine, 
Luther C. Bradford, Edwin S. Bearce, Horace A. 
Hilton. Ralph B. Bird. 



NEW BOOKS. 

A partial list of new books recorded at the 
library for the past week is given below. 

American Tariff Controversies, Edward Stan- 
wood. Class of 1861. 

Goethe, by K. Hennemann. 

Geography of Commerce, by D. Trotter. 

Napoleon & Machiavelli, F. P. Stearns. 

Beauties and Achievements of the Blind, by W. 
A. Hall. 

Education of American Girls. 

Life of W. E. Gladstone, by J. Morley. 

Labor and Capital, J. P. Peters. 

Allgemeine Deutsche Biographic. 



DEBATING. 

The third debate of the term was held last 
Tuesday evening. Question — "Resolved, That the 
Federal Government should enforce the fourteenth 
and fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the 
United States so as to secure negro suffrage." The 
affirmative was upheld by Clark, '04, Wildes, '04, 
Perry, '06; the negative was upheld by Lunt, '04, 
Harvey. '05, and Brown, '06. The decision was 
awarded to the negative by a vote of eleven to seven. 
The vote on the merits of the question was also 
awarded to the negative by a vote of 16 to 4. After 
the debate Professor Dennis took a vote of the 
class to ascertain their opinions previous to hearing 
the debate. Professor Dennis and Professor 
Mitchell expressed themselves as being highly satis- 
fied with the work. Interesting speeches were 
made from the floor by Whitney, '04, Damren, '05, 
Boody. '05, Emery. '05, Childs. '06. 



CALENDAR. 

Oct. 30 — First Regular Meeting of the Athletic 
Council. 

Oct. 31 — Bowdoin vs. U. of M. at Brunswick. 
Nov. 2 — Meeting of College Jury. 
Nov. 7 — Colby vs. Bowdoin at Waterville. 
Nov. 14 — Bates vs. Bowdoin at Lewiston. 
Nov. 21 — Freshman-Sophomore foot-ball game. 
Nov. 21 — Harvard vs. Yale at Cambridge. 



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ATHLETICS. 



BowDoiN 28, Naval Reserves o. 

Bowdoin defeated the Naval Reserves of Port- 
land by a score of 28 to 0, Saturday afternoon, Octo- 
ber 24, on Whittier Field. The Naval Reserves 
were greatly outclassed and Bowdoin's score might 
have been doubled had this been the sole object of 
the game. The line of the visiting team was much 
lighter than Bowdoin's line and at no time was 
Bowdoin's goal in danger. The object of the game 
was practice and during the second half Bowdoirf 
punted repeatedly on first down. Wiggin was at his 
old position at quarter and did excellent work. Cox 
and Bates played about two-thirds of the game. 
This was the first game Cox has played on the 
Bowdoin 'varsity and Bates has not played before 
this year. Both men showed up well. Bean and 
Drummond, the two ends, did some splendid tack- 
ling and between them, the man who received Bow- 
doin's points was downed before he had gained an 
inch of ground. Chapman hurdled the line with 
great effect and in one instance the three backs 
cleared the Naval Reserves' line in a body. This was 
one of the prettiest features of the game. Taken all 
together Bowdoin put up by far the best game she 
has played this year. A great improvement has 
been made in the team during the last two weeks 
and the prospects for next Saturday's game are 
much brighter. 

The game opened by Herrick kicking to Chap- 
man, who advanced the ball ten yards. 

Then by successive end plays, Bowdoin ad- 
vanced the ball to the Reserves' thirty-five yard line, 
where Chapman, aided by an almost perfect inter- 
ference, scored a touchdown, then kicked the goal. 

Wiggin kicked to Twitchell who advanced the 
ball ten yards. Herrick went through left tackle 
for ten yards. Bowdoin then held the Reserves for 
downs. Bowdoin steadily advanced the ball for 
another touchdown by Chapman. Wiggin kicked to 
Herrick who gained five yards. The Reserves could 
not gain through Bowdoin's defence and punted to 
Wiggin who fumbled the ball and Davis fell on it. 

The Reserves again failed to gain and punted to 
Wiggin who was downed in his tracks. Bates was 
sent through right tackle for twenty-five yards and 
then Chapman for twenty-five yards for a touch- 
down. He kicked the goal. 

Wiggin kicked to Herrick. The Reserves punted 
to Wiggin who advanced the ball ten yards. Bow- 
doin then steadily advanced the ball and sent Chap- 
man over for a touchdown. He failed to kick the 
goal. Wiggin kicked to True who advanced the ball 
five yards. The Reserves were forced to punt to 
Wiggin who did not gain, but punted to Hernck, 
who was downed in his tracks. Herrick went 
through right tackle for five yards. Time was called 
with the Reserves in possession of the ball on their 
own fifteen-yard line. 

SECOND HALF. 

Bowdoin kicked but the ball went offside and 
the Reserves were allowed a kick from the twenty- 
five yard line. They kicked to Chapman who was 
downed in his tracks by Morton. Chapman punted 



to Davis who failed to advance the ball. The Re- 
serves punted to Chapman who made ten yards. 
Chapman punted to Herrick and Bowdoin held the 
Reserves. Bowdoin advanced the ball steadily and 
sent Chapman over the line for another touchdown. 
He kicked the goal. 

Bowdoin kicked to Davis and the Reserves failed 
to gain and the ball went to Bowdoin. Time was 
called with the ball in Bowdoin's possession on her 
forty-five yard line. 

Line-up : 
BowpoiN. N.wAL Reserves. 

Beane, Capt., r.e I.e., Morgan. 

Haley, r.t l.t., Hoadley-Rundlett. 

Davis, r.g l.g., Deadey-Emery. 

Sanborn, c c, Haseltine. 

Finn, l.g r.g., Martin-Huttofi. 

Cox, l.t r.t., Ward. 

Drummond. l.e r.e., Mills-True. 

Wiggin, q.b q.b., Davis. 

Kinsman, r.h.b. ....' l.h.b., Herrick. 

Bates- Winslow, l.h.b r.h.b., Carter-Twitchell. 

Chapman, f.b f.b., McDonough. 

Score — Bowdoin 28, Portland Naval Reserves o. 
Referee — Sifilivan of Portland. Umpire — Murphy 
of Bowdoin. Linesmen — Gumibel of Bowdoin, 
Smith of Portland. Timers — Twitchell and Pratt. 
Time — 20- and lo-minute halves. 



'95. — The engagement has been announced of 
Miss Mary Eveleth Weeks of Bath to Dr. F. W. 
Blair of Farmington, N. H. Dr. Blair is a son of 
Captain B. F. Blair of Boothbay Harbor, a graduate 
of Bowdoin, '95, and Maine Medical School, '99. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Edwin Smith, died at Ballardvale, Massachusetts, 
October 16, 1903. 

Is there a member of our class who will not 
remember, as long as life lasts, the affectionate clasp 
of that hand, the tender look in those eyes, the soft 
intonation of that voice as he greeted one of us? 
He was an embodiment of that pure and undefiled 
religion which manifests itself in works and words 
of love, and which is: "To keep himself unspotted 
from the world." 

A man of God ; and God has taken him. 

EnwARD Stanwood, Class Secretary. 



Hall of Lambda of Zeta Psi, 
October 17, 1903. 
Whereas, It -has pleased God in His infinite wis- 
dom to remove from us our esteemed brother, 
Lewis Henry Reed of the Class of 1877, be it 

Resolved, That we, the members of the Lambda 
Chapter of Zeta Psi, mourn the loss of a most loyal 
and honored brother; and be it further 

Resolved. That we extend our most sincere and 
heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved friends and rela- 
tives of our brother. 

Philip Maclean Clark, 
Frank Elias Seavey, 
Eugene Eveleth Wing. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. BEUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 5, 1903. 



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At the end of the term of last year's edi- 
torial board^ one of the improvements that was 
pointed to as directly due to the Orient was 
the placing of a light over the Bulletin Board, 
so that one could read the notices when he 
came by after dark. However, the efiforts 
seem to have had only a temporary effect, for 
now the Board is in darkness again. Perhaps 
it would not be a bad idea to reinstate the light 
there, as it is by no means convenient to have 
to light a match when one wishes to examine 
or post a notice; and it grows dark quickly 
these days. 



The apparent lack of interest manifested 
among the students for a Reader with the 
musical clubs during the past few years is to 
be regretted. The standard and excellence of 
any Glee Club reader depends largely upon the 
number of competitors and the quality of 
their work. We believe that the number 
ought to be larger considering the special 
advantages offered to students desiring pre- 
liminary training in reading. The musical 
clubs this year will be among the best Bow- 
doin has ever sent forth, and we hope to see 
more men trying for reader. 



At a time like this we can see the need 
and the help of forming school clubs such as 
an "Exeter Club," "Portland Club," "Bangor 
Club," etc. These organizations, while fur- 
nishing very pleasant and enjoyable times, also 
are able to help the college greatly in the inter- 
esting of new men. Any club like this can 
bring great aid to the institution by a little 
work, much more so than b_v any advertising 
through catalogues or the press. A few were 
formed last year, and the Orient would 
strongly advise their reorganizing and also the 
oro-anizina: of others. 



The foot-ball season, a season that perhaps 
has been filled with more frequent and bitter 
disappointments than any Bowdoin team has 
been called upon to endure in many years, is 
rapidly drawing to a close. We have not a 
word of censure for either the coach, the cap- 
tain or the team ; they have done all that men 
could do to achieve success, and realizing the 
conditions under which they labored, and the 
repeated misfortunes that have befallen their 
work, we have every reason to feel satisfied. 



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BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



Yet, even with a full knowledge of our 
•weakness, our hopes soared high at the begin- 
ning of the year, and each defeat, even though 
it may not have been altogether unexpected, 
bore with it a certain burden of sorrow. Of 
all the fond hopes that were cherished at the 
beginning of the season, but one ambition 
remained, and that was to defeat Maine, and 
in this we failed. The defeat was not due to 
the lack of coaching, not due to the lack of 
snap or grit on the part of the team, but it was 
due to the fact that Maine's team was stronger 
than ours. Nothing but the greatest praise 
should be given to the team for their work 
against the Maine eleven. In the first half we 
clearly excelled our opponents at every stage 
of the game, but in the second their weight 
told. Bailey's run the entire length of the 
field in the second half took our men off -their 
feet, and after that it was merely a matter of 
how much Maine was going to beat us. Let 
us not, then, be discouraged. This defeat 
should but bind us closer together and make 
us work harder for success in the game with 
Colby next Saturday. Each man on the team 
realizes the importance of winning this game, 
and every man of them will go into it to play 
the game of his life. 

In a contest of as close a nature as the 
coming one promises to be, the deciding ele- 
ment is ofen the support that is accorded the 
winning team. It lies with the men of the col- 
lege to furnish that support. It is an easy 
thing to support a winning side, and it is a 
very pleasant and enjoyable duty to attend 
games and get in the cheering when your own 
team always comes out on top. But it requires 
sterner stuff and a much more strongly rooted 
patriotism to back a losing side, to cheer with 
unabated zeal a team that is being certainly 
and inevitably beaten. The manner in which 
the students responded to the appeals made to 
their patriotism at the game Saturday was a 
source of great satisfaction to us all. We hope 
that the consequent defeat failed to dampen 
their ardor. We hope to see every man at 



Waterville Saturday prepared to outdo him- 
self in rooting. Let there be no half-hearted 
cheering, but let every man get into it and 
show the team that we are with them and . 
intend to stay with them through thick and 
thin, and if the old Bowdoin spirit is once 
thoroughly aroused there can be no doubt of a 
successful outcoine. 



The attention of the undergraduates is 
called to the notice in this issue, for a meeting 
of all those interested in the formation of a 
Dramatic Club. The cause is a most worthy 
one and we hope that the students will lend 
their hearty support for the furtherance of the 
project. 



The Orient in behalf of the undergradu- 
ates of the college, wishes to thank the towns- 
people for the support which they rendered at 
the foot-ball game Saturday. Their cheering 
couplet^ with the playing of the French Band, 
which they hired for the occasion, was con- 
tinuous throughout the entire game and did 
much to encourage our men on in their up-hill 
fight. 



FRESHMAN CLASS ELECTIONS. 

The Freshman Class perfected its organ- 
ization on Thursda}' of last week by electing 
the following officers : President, Fulton J. 
Redman, Pawtucket, R. I. ; Vice-President, 
Harold E. Wilson, Newburyport, Mass. ; 
Secretary and Treasurer, Loomis Sawyer, Fort 
Fairfield. The class as yet has not chosen its 
colors. 



MANDOLIN-GUITAR CLUB TRIALS. 

The results of the preliminary trials for 
the Mandolin-Guitar Club were posted Satur- 
day, and were as follows : First mandolin, 
Bridgham, '04; Burpee, '04; Packard, '04; 
Andrews, '06. Second mandolins. Chase, '04 ; 
Boothby, '06; Winchell, '07; Woodruff, '06; 
Clark, '05. Guitars, Palmer, '04; Winchell, 
'06 ; Weed, '07. 



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Y. M. C. A. RECEPTION. 

The annual reception tendered by the 
Young Men's Christian Association to the 
new men took place on Thursday evening, 
October 29, in their new quarters in Banister 
Hall. The address of welcome was delivered 
by President Burpee, '04. Addresses were 
made by Professor Chapman, Professor John- 
son, Rev. Mr. Jump, and W. F. Finn, Jr., '05. 
The music was led by the College Orchestra. 
Refreshments were served in the main hall, 
after which the entire gathering sang Bowdoin 
Beata. A large number of new and old stu- 
dents were present and in several respects the 
reception was one of the most successful ever 
tendered by the association. 



ZETA PSI CHAPTER HOUSE. 

The new Zeta Psi house stands in process 
of construction on College Street by the 
southern side of the campus. The lot is over 
200 feet in each dimension. 

The house is of a shingiesque pattern, low, 
rambling, quaint and picturesque. Long 
piazzas extend with a width of eight or nine 
feet, along both the front and the rear of the 
house. The monotony of the roof is relieved 
by large dormer windows extending through 
two stories. Another feature of the exterior 
is the stone chimney on the front walls. 

The house is about 75 feet long and 55 feet 
wide. It will accommodate fourteen men in 
seven suites, together with chapter hall, din- 
ing-room, grand reception room, pool room 
and steward's suite. 

The principal rooms of the Zeta Psi build- 
ing are the main hall and the dining-room. 
The main hall or reception room is situated at 
the northeast on the first floor and measures 
37-i- feet by 29. 

A striking feature is the great open stair- 
case leading from the main hall to the second 
story, a staircase with turned balusters and 
ornamental newel posts. 

Next to the hall is the dining-room, only 
slightly smaller, some 38 feet by 25. Like the 
' hall, it enjoys light from five or six large win- 
dows. The style is to be decidedly Dutch, 
with the stain Flemish oak. A window seat 
of ten or twelve feet extends along the front 
side, facing the street. 

The most peculiar and engaging features 
of the Zeta Psi house are the fireplaces, one 



in the main reception hall and the other in the 
dining-room. The hall fireplace is to stand 
the full height of the room and be treated in 
a very bold way with a large arch containing 
a recess for a shelf supported by stone cobble 
and also a stone set in panel for inscription. 

The fireplace in the dining-room is consid- 
erably similar but is carried only to the height 
of the eight-foot dado instead of to the ceiling. 

On the first fioor in the ell are also placed 
the pantries and kitchen, while below, in a 
basement running along the whole surface of 
the foundation is a laundry and a large room 
of equal size with the dining-room to be 
equipped for billiards and pool. 

On the second floor which one approaches 
by the great open stairway leading from the 
main' reception hall there are six suites pleas- 
antly located. There are three suites of cham- 
ber and study with dormer windows on the 
front side and three more similar suites in the 
rear. Between the front rooms and back 
rooms a corridor extends through the build- 
ing for about seventy-five feet. 

In the ell of the second floor are the stew- 
ard's rooms and toilet rooms with bath tub and 
shower baths. 

Most of the third floor will be used for the 
chapter hall which has the same fioor dimen- 
sions. It measures 43 feet by 25. 

The rest of the third floor will be used for 
a large study 15 feet by '19 and a chamber 
fifteen feet square on the gabled end and also 
ante-rooms and trunk rooms. 

The Zeta Psi house will be managed by a 
committee of five. The building committee is 
made up as follows : 

Hon. Herbert M. Heath, 'yj, Augusta: Dr. 
A. S. Whitmore, '75, Boston ; Flon. William 
T. Cobb, '77, Rockland: Hon. Edgar O. 
Achorn, '81, Boston, and Lyman A. Cousens, 
'02, Portland. 



ATHLETIC COUNCIL MEETING. 

The first regular meeting of the Athletic 
Council was held last Friday evening and sev- 
eral important matters were brought before 
the meeting. 

The first was the election of officers for the . 
year which resulted as follows : Chairm.an, 
Charles T. Hawes, '76, of Bangor; Treasurer, 
Professor William A. Moody, '82 ; Secretary, 
Charles B. Cook, "05 ; Auditor, Wallace C. 
Philoon, '05. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



One of the important matters brought 
before the meeting was a discussion on the 
subject of whether it would be advisable for 
Bowdoin to join a base-ball league consisting 
of University of Maine, Colby, Bates and 
Bowdoin. After going over the matter from 
all points of view and recalling the experience 
of Bowdoin in base-ball leagues in the past it 
was decided that it would not be advisable for 
Bowdoin to enter any such league at present. 

One or two other minor matters were dis- 
cussed and acted upon, but what is at the pres- 
ent time the most important action of the meet- 
ing in the eyes of the student body was the 
protest received from the chairman of the 
athletic interests at University of Maine, which 
enters a formal protest against the playing of 
James F. Cox, the captain of the base-ball 
team, who is playing left tackle on the foot-ball 
team. 

The protest was received in the form of a 
letter addressed to Dr. F. N. Whittier, which 
was received Friday morning and is as 
follows : 

Dr. F. N. Whittier, 
Brunswick, Me.: 

My Dear Sir — I am instructed by the 
foot-ball committee of our athletic association 
to protest Mr. Cox if he represents Bowdoin 
College on the foot-ball team Saturday. Our 
protest is grounded upon statements that he 
has violated Article I. of the Intercollegiate 
Agreement of November 26, 1902, in playing 
this last summer upon a team playing under 
the National or American League agreements. 

Very truly, 

O. F. Lewis. 

In reply to this protest the council passed 
the following vote : 

"Voted to instruct the Secretary to inform 
the Chairman of the Athletic Committee of 
University of Maine that the protest receivetf 
in regard to J. F. Cox has been referred to a 
committee of this body for immediate investi- 
gation, but at the present date the council had 
no evidence before it which would warrant 
the disqualification of Mr. Cox." 

Deciding the protest as it did allowed Cox 
to play in the game with University of Maine. 

The committee on alumni subscriptions 
gave a very favorable report. 



MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF 
NEW ENGLAND COLLEGES. 

The Association of New England Colleges 
held its forty-seventh annual meeting this year 
at Wesleyan. At this session, which lasted 
from Thursday noon till Friday noon of last 
week, each of the 14 important male colleges 
in New England was represented by its presi- 
dent and one member of its Faculty. The del- 
egates of the colleges were: Yale, President 
Hadley ; Harvard, President Eliot ; U. of Ver- 
mont, President Buckham and Professor 
Slocum ; Clark University, President Hull and 
Professor Sanford; Williams, President Hop- 
kins and Professor Wahl; Tufts, President 
Chase and Professor Shipman ; Boston Uni- 
versity, Acting President Huntington and 
Professor Josselyn ; Middlebury College, 
President Brainerd and Professor Bryant; 
Dartmouth, President Tucker and Professor 
Moore; Brown, President Faunce and Profes- 
sor Randall ; Bowdoin, President Hyde and 
Professor Houghton; Wesleyan, President 
Raymond and Professor Winchester. 

The subjects which were proposed for dis- 
.cussion at this meeting were: 

1. (a) Harmony and counterpoint ought 
to be elective subjects in secondary schools 
and ought to be allowed to count for admis- 
sion to colleges and scientific schools. 

(b) Drawing ought to be thoroughly 
taught in all schools which prepare pupils for 
colleges and scientific schools and ought to be 
allowed to count for admission to colleges and 
scientific schools. (Suggested by Harvard.) 

2. (a) How can our colleges best utilize 
the present reaction against kindergarten 
methods in the schools? 

(b) The direction of development of the 
study of psychology in our colleges. (Sug- 
gested by Yale.) 

3. (a) How can the Rhodes Scholarships 
be made of greater service to American 
students ? 

(b) How far may professional or techni- 
cal studies be allowed in courses leading to a 
bachelor's degree? (Suggested by Brown.) 

4. To what extent should the spoken 
language be introduced into modern language 
teaching in colleges? (Suggested by Wil- 
liams.) 

5. The admission and enrollment of 
special, in the sense of partial, students. 
(Suggested by Dartmouth.) 



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6. Is it advisable to begin History in the 
Freshman year? (Suggested by Tufts.) 

7. The proper work of an educational 
department in college or university. (Sug- 
gested by Clark.) 

8. Fundamental in undergraduate teach- 
ing. (Suggested by University of Vermont.) 

9. (a) One year courses for college grad- 
uates in normal schools. 

(b) Under what conditions, if any, should 
credit be given for work in absentia? 

(c) Restrictions upon students' choice of 
electives. 

(d) Present tendencies jeopardizing the 
ideals of a liberal education. 

(e) Should the high school be encouraged 
in the role of "People's College?" 

(f) How can the efficiency of the college 
library be increased ? 

(g) Should college work be shaped with 
reference to professional study ? ( Suggested 
by Boston University.) 

10. (a) Question of teaching elementary 
Latin and Greek in college courses\ 

(b) Question of recognizing Spanish as a 
substitute for French and German in college, 
and for admission to college. 

(c) Should two modern languages be 
required of all candidates for degrees? (Sug- 
gested by Trinity.) 



NOTICE. 

There will be a meeting of all those inter- 
ested in forming a Bowdoin E>ramatic Club 
on Friday afternoon, November 6, at five 
o'clock, in Cleaveland Lecture Room, Massa- 
chusetts Hall. 



Y. M. C. A, 



The meeting Sunday afternoon was 
addressed by Rev. Mr. Flanders of the Bap- 
tist Church. He showed that we are all wit- 
nesses for truth to some extent, and showed 
the need of more witnesses to the truth of the 
gospel. 

Thursday evening the meeting will be of 
more than usual interest. At that time Mr. P. 
L. Corbin of Oberlin College will address the 
Association. 



All the members of the Bible classes 
should make an extra effort to attend the first 
studies. The classes will be held as usual this 
week. 



CAMPUS CtiflT. 



C. p. Connors, '03, was in town last week. 

Kimball, '04, spent several days last week at 
Kent's Hill. 

Rev. C. K. Flanders conducted chapel exercises 
last Sunday. 

Many alumni came to Brunswick to see the Maine 
game last Saturday. 

Harold F. Greene of Newton, Mass., has been 
admitted to the Junior Class. 

Professors Woodruff and Houghton granted 
adjourns last week in their courses. 

A large number of students saw Kellar the 
Magician at Bath, Saturday night. 

L. Cecil Whitmore, '03, left Brunswick last week 
for a trip through the Southern States. 

Let every one who possibly can, attend the Bow- 
doin-Colby game at Waterville, Saturday. 

Captain Pugsley and Coach Harris of the Colby 
team were spectators at the Maine game Saturday. 

Donald F. Snow, 'oi, was on the campus last 
week, taking an active part in the foot-ball practice. 

The cheering of Bowdoin, especially when the 
team was losing, was a splendid feature of Saturday's 
game. 

Upsilon Phi, the Brunswick High School frater- 
nity, held its initiation last Friday evening, several 
future Bowdoin men taking part. 

Professor W. A. Houghton has been at Middle- 
town, Conn., recently, as delegate to the Associa- 
tion of the New England Colleges. 

Dr. G. M. Elliot of this town won the revolver 
match at 50 yards, scoring 27 out of a possible 30, 
in the shoot at Portland, recently. 

Workmen have been engaged during the last week 
painting the cupola of the Science Building and ren- 
ovating and re-coloring the face of the clock. 

Bates had an interesting class meet last week. 
The Seniors won the meet. The points were divided 
as follows: Seniors, 57; Sophomores, 37; Freshmen, 
20; Juniors, 11. 

At the fair of the Pythian Sisterhood last week, 
Bartlett, '06, assisted by Miss Haley of Gardiner, 
gave selections from "Leah." Johnson, '06, rendered 
a number of pleasing piano solos. 

Professor Little, Mr. Whitmore, Mr. Lewis, Miss 
Boardman, and several students on the library force 
attended last week Thursday and Friday the meeting 
of the Maine Library Association at Saco. Profes- 
sor Little, as president, presided over the meetings. 
Mr. Whitmore read a paper on "Library Rules and 
Discipline." 



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The celebration of Hallowe'en was dampened by 
the disappointment of the afternoon, although a lit- 
tle excitement was caused later in the evening by a 
fire of leaves at one end of the campus. 

The annual meeting of the Cumberland County 
Teachers' Association will be held at Assembly Hall, 
Portland, November 20. Among the speakers will 
be Prof. H. L. Chapman, who will deliver an 
address on "The Reading of Books." 

Havey, '03, and Porter, '06, were both at Kent's 
Hill, last week, coaching the team in preparation 
for its game with Hebron. The result of the con- 
test, 6 to o in Kent's Hill's favor, would seem to 
indicate that their work was satisfactory. 

The arrangements of the details for Saturday's 
game was the subject of much favorable comment. 
It was certainly a credit to the Bowdoin manage- 
ment to be able to handle such a great crowd in the 
perfect manner with which it was done. 

The Freshmen are discussing the advisability of 
retaining the college custom of adopting the colors 
of the last graduating class. It seems that the 
Bates Freshmen have adopted these same colors, 
which makes the Bowdoin men opposed to the idea. 

A very thrilling account was given last week in 
one of the daily newspapers of a Bowdoin student 
who took laudanum by mistake and came very near 
ending himself. The name of the student was not 
given, but the reporter no doubt made a good thmg 
of it. 

P. L. Corbin of Oberlin, Travelling Secretary of 
the Student Volunteer Movement, will be about the 
campus this week until Friday. He will address the 
usual Thursday evening Y. M. C. A. meeting, and 
will doubtless be greeted by a large attendance at 
that time. 

For the past few days workmen have been 
engaged in making excavations just south of the 
chapel, in order to make repairs on the water pipe 
entering Appleton Hall. This pipe has occasioned 
considerable trouble, and the repairs are much- 
needed ones. 

Professor Robinson returned Saturday from 
Washington, where he had been attending the con- 
vention of the American Public Health Association 
as delegate from the Maine State Board of Health. 
While there he read a paper entitled "Disinfection : 
A General Review of the Processes Used in This and 
Foreign Countries." He was given the honor of 
being elected to the Executive Committee for the 
next convention, which occurs in November, 1904, 
in Havana, Cuba. 

At the closing session of the Maine Association 
of Colleges and Preparatory Schools in Augusta 
last week, the following officers were elected : Presi- 
dent, Prof. H. K. White, Bangor ; Vice-President, , 
Prof. S. E. Fellows, University of Maine ; Secretary 
of Treasury, Prof. J. W. Black, Colby; Executive 
Committee, the officers and Prof. J. G. Jordan, Bates, 
Prof. F. C. Robinson, Bowdoin, H. M. Bisbee, 
Brewer, D. S. Wheeler, Coburn Classical Institute. 

Although the Hubbard grand stand was dedi- 
cated with a defeat, there should be no importance 
attached to this fact. Our teams may be conquered 
by overwhelming odds, but the spirit which forms 
the backbone of these teams can never be crushed. 



We proved this Saturday, when the whole student 
body assembled after the game, and, headed by the 
band, marched to the gymnasium, and cheered the 
members of the team with as much enthusiasm as 
if they had been victorious. 

One thing in connection with Saturday's foot-ball 
game is worthy of note. That is the attitude of the 
towns-people on that occasion. Not only did they 
close their places of business and attend in large 
numbers, but they furnished a band and made them- 
selves heard throughout the game. This attitude 
on the part of the business men is in striking con- 
trast with the recent trouble with certain individ- 
uals, and is a splendid vindication of the representa- 
tive citizens of Brunswick. 

On Saturday afternoon, November 7, the open- 
ing reception of the Saturday Club occurs in Pythian 
Hall. Miss Methyl Oakes of Auburn has kindly 
consented to give impersonations from the "Taming 
of the Shrew," the play in which she took a lead- 
ing part at Smith College. The entertainment comes 
at 3.30 and will be followed by a social hour, when 
light refreshments are to be served. All the friends 
of the club are invited to be present, which 
include the students. Miss Oakes is a sister of Her- 
bert Oakes, '04. 



CALENDAR. 

Nov. 7 — Colby vs. Bowdoin at Waterville. 

Nov. 14 — Bates vs. Bowdoin at Lewiston. 

Nov. 21 — Freshman-Sophomore foot-ball game. 

Nov. 21 — Harvard vs. Yale at Cambridge. 



AThiLETICS. 



University of Maine 16, Bowdoin o. 

The University of Maine foot-ball team, an 
aggregation of men averaging twenty pounds 
heavier than our men, arrived here on Saturday 
morning in fine fettle. In addition to being heavier, 
they were in much better condition than Bowdoin's 
representatives on the gridiron. Taking these 
advantages into consideration we have great cause to 
congratulate ourselves upon the splendid showing 
of our team in the game. 

The game was full of interest and was watched 
by as large a crowd as ever assembled at any athletic 
sport on Whittier Field. Nearly 2,000 people were 
present. The new Hubbard Grand Stand was occu- 
pied by Bowdoin supporters and the western half 
was entirely given up to Bowdoin students and the 
college board. Maine occupied the old grand stand 
and also had a band. The sides of the field were 
lined with people and a crowd of towns-people, aug- 
mented by the French Band, occupied the north side 
of the field and "rooted" loudly for Bowdoin. The 
weather was a trifle warm, but yet it was much 
more favorable than usual at this season of the year. 

The game was stubbornly fought, each man seem- 
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as Bowdoin had to contend, it was a plucky fight, 
and each individual man on the team deserves credit. 
Captain Beane showed up in his usual form, making 
tackle after tackle, Drummond played end to per- 
fection, getting down on the kicks with remarkable 
speed, making fine tackles and always keeping his 
eye on the ball. Wiggin's punting was fully up to 
his high standard. Chapman deserves especial crerdit 
for the plucky, determined game he put up. ' In 
advancing the ball he proved himself a perfect 
fiend. In fact, every man on the team played the 
best foot-ball he was capable of. 

Maine played a sharp, quick, aggressive game, full 
of ginger and snap. Her interference was strong 
and well formed, being the best she has had this 
season. Bearce at fullback won himself credit both 
in line bucking and in defensive work. Bailey, at 
quarter, proved himself to be an able general and 
his run the length of the field in the second half won 
the admiration of all. In the first half Bowdoin, 
although clearly outweighed by Maine, outplayed her 
opponents at every stage of the game. The nearest 
Maine got to our goal was on the twenty-yard line, 
where we held her for downs. At no time was Bow- 
doin's goal in danger during this half. 

Philoon and Speake were taken out at 
the end of this half and Bowdoin was clearly 
weakened by their loss. Maine scored from the 
kick-ofl: in the second haii; aUnost by accident, it 
seemed, and right then she won the game. From 
that time on Bowdoin was outplayed, although her 
team work was excellent in some cases and ijrilliant 
individual work was done. Maine opened up big 
holes between centre and rignt guard and between 
right guard and tackle. Through these holes she 
sent the triple tandem of backs at will. 

Bowdoin won the toss and Bowdoin chose 
the west goal with the sun at her back. 
Bearce kicked off to the side lines for Maine. 
On the second attempt Bates received the punt on 
the ID-yard line, bringing it in 20 yards, when 
he was tackled by Taylor. Chapman made four 
and one yard gains. Bates failed to gain on a tackle 
play. Cnapman was tried for thre.e and two-yard 
hurdles. Speake added two yards through right 
tackle. Chapman fumbled and Drummond recov- 
ered the ball. Bates was given a turn but Thatcher 
got around the end and nailed him for a loss before 
Bowdoin's defence gave Bates an opening. Speake 
made three yards and on third down Wiggin punted 
35 yards to Thatcher who was downed in his tracks 
on the 30-yard line by Drummond. Thatcher made 
5 yards twice. Reed made two and Maine fumbled. 
Speake got the ball on Maine's 43-yara line. 

Speake and Bates failed to gain and a quarter- 
back kick was tried for 10 yards and Bates secured 
the ball. Chapman and Speake both made gains. 
Bowdoin received 5 yards for off-side play. Chap- 
man gained a yard and the teams lined up on 
Maine's 20-yard line. Instead of a place kick or an 
end run a play was attempted through the line on 
the third down and Bowdoin lost her best chance 
to score. Bearce made three yards for A'laine. 
Collins failed to gain and iMaine punted to Bates on 
her 45-yard line. Bowdoin gained 10 yards and was 
then forced to punt, Bailey receiving the ball on the 
20-yard line. Bearce made 5 yards and time was 



called. Neither side had scored but Bowdoin 
clearly played the better game. 

In the second half Bowdoin kicked off to Bailey, 
who fumbled. Bowdoin's ends over-ran their dis- 
tance. Maine's defence was quickly formed and in 
some way, no one knows just how, Bailey got clear 
of the bunch and ran the length of the field for a 
touchdown. Bearce kicked the goal. The next 
kick-off gave Bowdoin a touchback and the ball was 
kicked out to her 50-yard line. Maine punted back 
to the 25-yard line, but Bowdoin could not gain. 
Thatcher and Beai;ce plowed through the line for 
gains until the 20-yard fine was reached. Bearce 
went through right tackle and was dragged over for 
a touchdown. No goal was kicked. Maine kicked, 
off to Drummond. IJ^insman made 35 yards around 
right end. 

Maine soon gained the ball and made good 
through right tackle and guard with her tandem 
back formation until the 20-yard line was reached. 
Here Bowdoin held them for third down. Bean 
drop-kicked a goal and the game was practically 
finished. Bowdoin kicked off to Maine and the ball 
was advaitced nearly to the center of the field and 
time was called. 

University of Maine. Bowdoin. 

Taylor, l.e I.e., Drutnmond. 

Reed, l.t l.t.. Cox. 

Richer, l.g l.g., Daley. 

Learned, c c, Philoon-Sanborn. 

Sawyer, r.g r.g., Finn. 

Wood, r.t r.t., Haley. 

Bean, r.e r.e. Bean. 

Bailey, q.b q.b., Wiggin-Bass. 

Collins, l.h.b l.h.b., Speake-Kinsman. 

Atcher, r.h.b r.h.b., Bates-Winslow. 

Bearce-Shaw, f .b ; f .b., Chapman. 

Umpire — Murphy, Lewiston. Referee — Crowley, 
Bangor. Linesmen — Pugsley for Maine ; J. Gumbel 
for Bowdoin. Touchdowns — Bailey and Bearce. 
Goal — Bean. Goals from field — Bean. Total score — 
— U. of M., 16 ; Bowdoin, o. Time — 25- and 20- 
minute halves. 



ALUMN 



'57. — The Rev. Edward Augustus Rand, rector of 
the Church of the Good Shepherd, Watertown, Mass., 
died on October 5, after a brief illness. In early life 
Mr. Rand was a Congregational minister, but in 1S80 
took orders in the Episcopal Church. His first 
charge was at Hyde Park, Mass., where he worked 
for two years. Removing to Watertown, he inaug- 
urated the services of the Episcopal Church in that 
town, and also in Concord and Belmont. Under his 
leadership, a parish was firmly planted, and a beauti- 
ful stone church built in each of these suburban com- 
munities. More recently he had established a Sun- 
day-school and regular services in Waverly, where 
he was gathering a fund for the purchase of a church 
lot. In 1883 he accepted the rectorship of the 
Church of the Good Shepherd, Watertown. Mr. 



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Rand did much literary work and was a most suc- 
cessful writer of books for boys. His historic sense 
was keen, and he was an eminent authority on Colo- 
nial History. For his many admirable qualities he 
was respected and admired by all who knew him. 
— Tlie Churchman. 

'y2- — At the teachers' convention in Augusta last 
week the program included a "ialk to Teachers" by 
Prof. F. C. Robinson. 

'74. — A sketch of the life of Prof. Henry John- 
son, Ph.D., appeared in the Brunszvick Record last 
week. 

'66, '73, '74, and '77. — Among the new members 
elected to the Maine Association of Colleges and 
Preparatory Schools last week were Prof. Henry L. 
■ Chapman, Prof. F. C. Robinson, Prof. Henry John- 
son, and Prof. George T. Little. 

'94.— Rev. G. C. DeJNIott was installed, Wednes- 
day, as pastor of the Central Congregational Church 
at Bath, Me. Rev. Norman McKinnon, '94, deliv- 
ered the installation sermon. 

'96. — C. A. Knight has recently purchased a resi- 
dence on Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, which he will 
soon occupy. 

'97. — George M. Brett has been appointed 
instructor in Mathematics at the University of Ver- 
mont. He will have under his care the teaching of 
all the Mathematics in the Scientific Department. 
The position is a fine one, being practically equivalent 
to professor. 

'02. — Clifford H. Preston of Farmington has been 
engaged temporarily as sub-master of the High 
School in Rockland in place of A. S. Libby. who 
resigned to take a position on the Faculty of Brown 
University. Mr. Preston is a graduate of Bowdoin 
and spent a year abroad in study. 

'03. — Perry Holt is teaching in the Stone school 
of Hartford, Conn., as sub-master. 



PURIFYING COLLEGE ATHLETICS. 

President Harper of the University of Chicago 
has outlined a new plan to raise the standard of col- 
lege athletics. He deprecates the fact that the 
athletic associations of many of the colleges handle 
such a large amount of money taken at the gate as 
the price of public admission to various college con- 
tests and believes that much of the money is reck- 
lessly squandered. The spectacle of college athletes 
engaging in contests of skill and strength before 
spectators who have paid for the privilege of looking 
on, to his mind, gives too much of a flavor of pro- 
fessionalism to college athletics, and encourages bet- 
ting on results and various other evils which are 
too familiar to require reiteration. He would, 
therefore, have an endowment for college sports 
as well as for the regular departments, and abolish 
gate receipts entirely. 

For such institutions as Chicago University, for 
which President Harper seems to be able to raise 
a million or two almost at will, this plan may be 
practicable. But for the smaller college, where the 
total endowment rarely reaches the limit of actual 
necessity, the conditions are different. To attempt 
to secure an endowment for athletics would be likely 



to lessen the chances of securing the greater endow- 
ment made necessary by progress in the regular 
academic work. And in such colleges, also, the 
evils deplored by President Harper are relatively 
small. The gate receipts frequently have to be sup- 
plemented by private subscriptions in order to meet 
expenses. And when the athletic boards contain, as 
most of them do, members representing both faculty 
and alumni, the danger from reckless and irresponsi- 
ble financial methods should not be large. For the 
smaller college, therefore. President Harper's plan 
does not commend itself as applicable to existing 
conditions. It seems more fitting, on the contrary, 
that athletic contests should, so far as possible, pay 
their own way. 



THE ATHLETIC COLLEGIAN IN AFTER 
LIFE. 

In the current Atlantic Monthly, Prof. A. L. 
Lowell of Harvard has tried to discover how it 
fares in the matter of distinction with the college 
athletes. Using "Who's Who," he finds that of the 
members of the Harvard University crews between 
1861 and 1887, one in thirteen and two-thirds is in 
the book. But of seventy-two members of Harvard 
nines between 1869 and 1887, only one, Mr. Lowell 
says, is in "Who's Who," this sole representative of 
base-ball being, apparently, Dr. H. C. Ernst of Bos- 
ton, pitcher and bacteriologist. Of ninety-three 
Harvard foot-ball men who were on the elevens 
between 1874 and 1887, three,' or one in thirty-two, 
are in "Who's Who." It would appear from these 
figures that the outlook for distinction in after life 
for college athletics is not good. — Harper's Weekly. 



AT OTHER COLLEGES. 

Clark University has been recently given over 
$2,000,000. 

A gj'mnasium costing about $500,000 has been 
given to Leland Stanford. 

Ten thousand dollars has been received for a new 
athletic field at Cornell and work will be com- 
menced next spring. 

Jerome Schneider, Ph.D., the oldest member of 
the original Tufts faculty, has just celebrated his 
79th birthday. He is in excellent health and still 
actively engaged in the work of the Greek depart- 
ment. 

Work has begun upon the Pulitzer school of 
journalism at Columbia University, for which $2,000,- 
000 has been given by Joseph Pulitzer. It is expected 
that it will be finished by the fall of 1904, and Murat 
Halstead, the well known journalist, has been 
thought of as being placed at its head. 

The Yale Athletic Association is planning the 
erection .of an immense base-ball cage, at an approx- 
imate cost of $50,000. The base-ball field, 220x160 
feet, is to be covered by a glass building, with the 
glass properly protected by wire, and with such an 
opportunity for practice it is expected that the base- 
ball nine can gain an early start. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. BEUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBEE 12, 1903. 



No. 15. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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BY THK STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



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Manager, and all other contributions to the JSdltor-in-Chlef. 

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

. Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

Some years ago, and even last year, an 
attempt was made to establish a commons here 
at Bovvdoin. The students did not enter very 
enthusiastically into the idea, however, and 
nothing was done about the matter at that 
time. Perhaps the time has not yet arrived 
.when the introduction of such a system is 
practicable or advisable, but the Orient 
wishes, at least, to bring the matter to the 
attention of the students, and earnestly 
recommends that they discuss the matter 
thoroughly among themselves. 

Our present system of clubbing together 



and eating by fraternities is certainly open to 
more or less criticism. It intensifies the 
natural tendency of fraternities to divide the 
students up into several small cliques. This 
is especially the case with those fraternities 
which have cheaper houses, and as the number 
of chapter houses is steadily on the increase, 
the inevitable tendency to withdraw men 
from every one but their own • particular 
friends becomes more and more noticeable. 
They begin to feel that they are primarily 
fraternity, and not Bowdoin College, men. 
Of course no one needs to be told how 
detrimental this feeling is to the true college 
spirit we are so anxious to maiiitain. Now 
wouldn't commons to a large extent remedy 
this evil ? The tremendous spirit that we see 
in many other colleges, Dartmouth for in- 
stance, is attributed largely to their commons. 
When a man meets every one else in college 
regularly three times a day, it will not be 
long before he feels more clearl}- than ever 
before what it means to be a Bowdoin man 
and how much the college means to him. He 
will no longer be a part of a part, but a part of 
the whole. Then, too, commons are beneficial 
in promoting general good-fellowship among 
the students as well as in promoting college 
spirit. We Ijoast that one of the chief 
advantages of a small college like Bowdoin 
is that every one knows every one else. But 
do we really know- each other. Aren't we 
as a rule mere acquaintances, rather than the 
friends we should be? Meeting each other 
once or twice a day in recitations can never 
promote friendships in the way that eating 
together three times a day could. Of course 
commons have also a financial advantage 
which should not be lost sight of. It is 
relativelv verv much cheaper to feed a hun- 



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dred or two hundred men than it is to feed 
thirty or forty. This is important not only to 
the students, who can live much more cheaply 
in this way, but also to the college, which 
unfortunately has the reputation among 
outsiders of having an unusually high rate of 
board. These are some of the reasons which 
would seem to make at least a consideration 
of the matter well worth while, and again we 
urge the undergraduates to discuss the 
' matter thoroughly. 



Many men missed a rare opportunity in 
not attending the Y. M. C. A. meeting last 
Thursday evening. The address was made by 
Mr. P. L. Corbin of Oberlin, and the earnest 
enthusiasm and strong message of the speaker 
left an inspiration with the few students who 
heard him. The members of the association 
should remember that it is not only a privilege 
to hear such men, but that they have a per- 
sonal responsibility to help support the regular 
meetings. 

Mr. Corbin spoke of the necessity of hav- 
ing a high purpose in life; of the right of 
Christ to control our physical, intellectual and 
spiritual- powers and to command our entire 
service. 

The Sunday vesper service was addressed 
by Rev. Mr. Rouillard of Bath. The message 
of the service was a personal call to the service 
of Christ. 



It is generally admitted that the singing in 
chapel this year has been led by a better choir 
than usual. Many of the students seem to 
think, however, that the chorus is to furnish 
all the music' The Orient takes the liberty 
to ask if it would not be more conducive to an 
enjoyable morning chapel service if all the 
students helped in the singing. It would prob- 
ably be advisable to have the quartet, which 
now sings only Sunday, lead the exercise, but 
we believe that with a liberal 'supply of books 
in the forms, and a little more interest on the 



part of the students, that our chapel singing 
would be greatly improved. 

When we remember how thirty or forty 
men around a fraternity circle can sing, we 
can partly appreciate the possibilities of the 
whole student body joining in 4 morning 
hymn. It is needless to state that the chapel 
service would thus be more attractive for 
every man, because he would feel that he had 
a part in it. 

The meeting of the entire student body at 
chapel every morning is one of the last institu- 
tions to uphold the .democracy of Bowdoin. 
The Orient advocates college commons as a 
necessity for increasing this spirit of democ- 
racy, but meanwhile let us make the chapel ser- 
vice as democratic as possible by entering into 
every part of it with hearty co-operation. 



It seems strange that with all its many 
conveniences and appointments, the new 
library has, no light over the entrance door. 
Those who have business at the library after 
dark will recognize the general need of such a 
light. Particularly so is this true upon depart- 
ing from the building. The steps are as yet 
unfamiliar and one is very liable to step off 
unexpectedly. Last year the Orient labored 
nearly a year, but finally succeeded in securing 
a light for the bulletin-board. It is hoped that 
immediate recognition will be made of this 
article and that the welcome gleam of an 
"electric" will soon be seen over the entrance 
of Hubbard Hall. 



It is not in the power of the Orient to 
accomplish many improvements about the col- 
lege buildings, but when it does succeed in 
effecting any material benefit it is pleasant to 
see these improvements permanent. 

Through the efforts of the Orient last year 
a light was secured for the bulletin-board and 
not much later this same light disappeared. 
It seems a trivial matter, but in fact it con- 
cerns every one. It can hardly be believed 



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that any one was mean enough to wilfully take 
the light, but yet it is gone and there are no 
immediate prospects of it being returned, and 
students are still scratching matches to read 
the notices. 



The student body can no longer be accused 
of lack of foot-ball spirit. Several weeks ago 
a severe reproach was printed in the Orient, 
but since then the student body, to a man, has 
turned out to games, cheered and done all 
that loyal men can do. Of course, it is no 
more than is reasonable and expected, still 
such enthusiastic support calls forth admira- 
tion and deserves special commendation. Keep 
it up, boys ! Let the good work go on ! Let 
us finish the season by sending a rousing dele- 
gation to Lewiston next Saturday. 



SOPHOMORE CLASS ELECTIONS. 

As a result of a recent meeting of the Class 
of igo6 the following officers were elected: 
President, D. R. Porter; Vice-President, R. B. 
Williams ; Secretary and Treasurer, Frank 
Rowe. 



ATHLETIC COUNCIL MEETING. 

The second regular meeting of the Athletic 
Council was held at Dr. Whittier's Friday 
evening, November 6. The most important 
business of the meeting was the decision on 
the eligibility of Cox. The committee, com- 
posed of Henry A. Wing, Barrett Potter, and 
P. Chapman, '06, who investigated the matter, 
reported favorably for Cox. After due con- 
sideration the report of the committee was 
accepted, and Cox was declared eligible by the 
council, to play on Bowdoin athletic teams. 
In answer to the protests sent from Mame 
and Colby the following reply was sent : — 

"The Athletic Council of Bowdoin College, 
having fully considered the protests of the 
Athletic Associations of the University of 
Maine and of Colby College, against the play- 
ing of James Cox on the Bowdoin foot-ball 
team, decide that Mr. Cox is eligible to play." 

The base-ball schedule was next taken up, 
and the list of games, which is still incom- 



plete, was approved provisionally. The next 
meeting of the council will be held December 
2, when candidates for manager and assistant 
manager of the foot-ball association will be 
chosen, and the men who have made the foot- 
ball team will be voted the privilege of wear- 
ing the "B." 



THE IBIS. 

The first literary meeting of The Ibis was 
held last Thursday, November 5th, in the His- 
tory Seminar room in Hubbard Hall, and was 
most successful in every way. Mr. Edward 
Stanwood, of the Class of- 1861, addressed the 
Club on the subject of "The Chamberlain and 
Balfour Propositions." In his usual clear and 
interesting style, Mr. Stanwood showed the 
conditions and events which have led up to the 
present situation in England, just what the 
propositions of Mr. Chamberlain and Mr. 
Balfour are, and how they are regarded by 
the English people. 

In addition to the members of the Club the 
following guests were present : President 
Hyde, Professor McCrea, Mr. H. W. Cobb, 
1900, of Bath, Mr. T. W. Cunningham, 1904, 
and Mr. J. W. Frost, 1904. 



THE BOWDOIN DRAMATIC CLUB. 

At a meeting held a few days ago, the 
advisability of forming a dramatic club was 
discussed, and it was the unanimous opinion 
of those present that such an organization is 
needed at Bowdoin. Accordingly, it was voted 
that such a club be formed, and James A. 
Bartlett, '06, was elected president. A commit- 
tee was appointed consisting of Williams, '05, 
Mikelsky, '05, and Bartlett, '06, to consider 
ways and means, to draw up a constitution, 
and to report at a meeting to be held sometime 
this week, when the other officers will be 
elected. The club will probably be similar to 
the instrumental clubs, in that the members 
will be selected by competition. 

The lack of a dramatic club at Bowdoin 
has been felt for a number of years by those 
interested in dramatics, and this new activity 
deserves the hearty support of the entire stu- 
dent-body. At almost all of the other small 
colleges in New England, it is considered as 
much of an honor to make the dramatic club 



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as it is to have a place in anv other line of 
college work. 

It is most important that the initial year of 
the new club be a prosperous one, and to this 
end every one should do all he can, in financial 
and other wavs, to further its interests. 



BOWDOIN CLUB'S DINNER. 

At the monthly meeting of the Bowdoin 
Club, composed of alumni of the college, which 
was held last Saturday evening at the Univer- 
sity Club, Boston, there were between thirty 
and forty members present. The dinner was 
informal and a sort- of family gathering. A 
reception was held for a half hour before the 
dinner, and after the table had been cleared 
the address of the evening was made by Dr. 
J. Warren Achorn, Class of 1879, who spoke 
on "Happiness Without a Bank Account." 
He was followed by George L. Weil, Class of 
1880, who spoke in the same line. College 
songs were sung and college affairs of to-day 
were discussed. The meeting was a most suc- 
cessful one. 



THE CHAPEL CHOIR. 

Much favorable comment has been heard 
lately, on the improvement of the singing of 
the chapel choir. The choir is deserving of 
much praise for its good work, and it is hoped 
that the students will fully appreciate its 
endeavors. The members of the choir are : 
Archibald, Bridgham, Chase, Oakes, Palmer, 
Purington, 1904; Clarke, Cushing, Denning, 
Greene, Hall, Merryman, Riley, Ryan, Weld, 
1905 ; Bavis, Johnson, McDougald, Rogers, 
Winchdll, 1906; Pike, 1907. 



OPENING OF GERMANIC MUSEUM AT 
HARVARD. 

On Tuesday, November to, the opening of 
the Germanic Museum took place and was 
attended by well-known men from all over the 
country. Professor Files represented Bowdoin 
at the exercises. The program was as ■ fol- 
lows : — 

9 A.M. to 8 P.M. — The Germanic Museum, 
at the corner of Cambridge Street and Broad- 
way, opposite Memorial Hall, was open to 
guests of the University on presentation of 
tickets. 



3 P.M. — Opening exercises in the New 
Lecture Hall, corner of Kirkland and Oxford 
Streets. 

4.30 to 6 P.M. — The President and Fellows 
invited the guests of the University to tea at 
Phillips Brooks House. 

8 P.M. — Three German plays were given 
in Sanders Theatre by the Irving Place 
Theatre Company of New York, through the 
courtesy of Mr. Heinrich Conried. 

The exercises were successful in every 
wav. 



NOTICES. 

Y. M. C. A. prayer-meeting to-night at 
/■IS- 

Rehearsals of the College Band Thursday 
at 4.30, and Friday at 4.30, Memorial Hall. 

Meeting of the Library Club, November 
14- 

The Deutscher Verein holds its next reg- 
ular meeting November 17. 

December 2, candidates for manager and 
assistant manager of the foot-ball association 
should hand in their names. 

Foot-ball men will be voted their "B" on 
December 2, bv the Athletic Council. 



CAMPUS CHflT. 



"On to Lewiston !" 

Who shot twelve ducks ? 

Bob Toothacker is coaching the end men for the 
coming minstrel show. 

A. O. Davis has been made assistant to Dr. 
Whittier in Bacteriology. 

John W. Tibbetts of Rockland has been admitted 
to college as a .special student. 

About thirty Bowdoin undergraduates will attend 
the Harvard-Yale game at Cambridge, November 21. 

Mild spring air, the aroma of burning leaves, 
and a northeast snow storm and gale were some- 
what sharply contrasted last week. 

About 17s students attended the Bowdoin- 
Colby game. Not a bad showing for a college of 
Bowdoin's size, when we take into consideration the 
very unfavorable weather conditions. 

The Brunswick evening school for the year 1903- 
1904 opened in the High School building Monday 
at 7 P.M. Among the teachers engaged for this 
school are, C. F. Grant, '04, principal ; C. T. Har- 
per, '04, and Emil Herms, '04, assistants. 



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Chapman, '06, spent Sunday in Boston. 

Professor Lee entertained the Gentlemen's Club 
last Saturday. 

Viles, ex-'03, of Yale School of Forestry, was in 
town last week. 

President Hyde preached at the South Congrega- 
tional Church at Boston, Sunday, November i. 

Porter, '06, and Bates, special, officiated at the 
Lcwiston-Edward Little foot-ball game, last Satur- 
day. 

Many of the professors were given adjourns Sat- 
urday by those who attended the foot-ball game at 
Waterville. 

Rowe, '04, who has been appointed to instruct the 
Freshmen in club swinging, will meet those desiring 
lessons every afternoon at 3.30. 

A quartet composed of Archibald, Emerson, Den- 
ning, and Pike rendered "Across the Bar" at the 
chapel service Sunday afternoon. 

Beane, 1904, has been elected a member of The 
Ibis. The next literary meeting of the Club will 
probably be held early in December. 

Prof. Chapman will give an address on "The 
Reading of Books," at the Cumberland County 
Teachers' Convention, November 20. 

Rev. Mr. Rouillard, pastor of the Elm Street 
Baptist Church, Bath, addressed the men at the Y. 
M. C. A. meeting Sunday afternoon. 

The action of the Faculty in opening the gymna- 
sium for bathing purposes, on Sunday morning, is 
much appreciated by every man in college. 

The fifth of the series of sketches of members of 
the Faculty to appear in the Brunszi'ick Record is 
that of Professor George T. Little, Litt.D. 

Childs, '06, and Hodgson, '06, visited Pine Point 
recently, and brought back a number of fine ducks 
as witnesses of their abilities as gunners. 

The students are all glad to see Ryan, '05, again 
with us, after his hard siege of suffering. He is 
now able to take short walks about the campus. 

Philip D. Stubbs, '95, of Strong, was among the 
Bowdoin rooters at the Colby game, Saturday. He 
played halfback on the 'varsity during his college 
days. 

The new -grand-stand seats were furnished by the 
Fairchild Lawn Swing Co., of Brunswick. They 
are entirely satisfactory and reflect a good deal of 
credit on the company. 

The decision of the Athletic Council in favor of 
Captain Cox is a welcome bit of news to all. We 
can now look forward with pleasure to a winning 
base-ball team next spring. 

There is a movement on foot to start a Massa- 
chusetts Club, to be composed of the Massachusetts 
men who are in Bowdoin. As there are about 
seventeen Massachusetts men here now, it is very 
probable that this undertaking will be successful. It 
is proposed to hold an annual dinner in Boston, and 
the first one is to be sometime during the coming 
Thanksgiving vacation. The object of this club is 
to promote a community of interests among the 
Massachusetts men in Bowdoin, and to increase the 
number of Massachusetts men here in future years. 



Leader Archibald has begun trying out the can- 
didates for the Glee Club. Good headway is being 
made by the Club, and an exceptionally fine club 
may be expected this year. 

The addresses at the dedication of Hubbard Hall 
have been published in an artistic pamphlet which 
was issued last week. The frontispiece is a half 
tone picture of the building. 

The Y. M. C. A. hand-books are being distributed 
this week. Although they are later than usual in 
appearance, even now they are of great help to the 
new men, and are much appreciated by them. 

Next Monday comes the regular mid-term re- 
view of classes. At that time the record of every 
man is looked into, and to those deficient notifica- 
tions are sent, familiarly known as "warnings." 

One of the Maine dailies, in speaking of the Colby 
game, said that the Bowdoin Band could play 
" 'Marching Through Georgia' in very good shape." 
It is safe to say the writer never heard of "Phi 
Chi." 

One of the treats, which the patrons of the 
minstrel show will receive, will be souvenir pieces of 
real sugar cane from Louisiana. The sugar canes 
will be furnished through the kindness of the Gum- 
bel brothers. 

The past week has noticed a marked improve- 
ment on the Science Building clock. The back- 
ground has been repainted and the lettering bright- 
ened so it is now possible to tell the time without 
waiting for the strikes. 

It is understood that work on the new north 
gate will be discontinued until spring, owing to dif- 
ficulty in securing satisfactory material ; one of the 
base stones already delivered has been condemned 
by the committee in charge. 

The pipes in Appleton Hall have been cleaned 
out so in the future the water will run more freely. 
The Superintendent of Grounds and Buildings 
showed great consideration in not having them fixed 
till after the ducking season. 

The work of grading around the library is mov- 
ing rapidly forward. A marked improvement in 
this connection is the extending of the sidewalk 
north of the library in a straight line to Pleasant 
Street, in place of the old path which curved around 
the structure. 

As yet it is too early to make any lengthy state- 
ment concerning the progress of the 1905 Bugles. 
All the various departments have been assigned to 
the members of the board and they are quietly 
working them up. The contract for the printing 
will be let some time this week. 

A member of 190.^ will present to the under- 
graduates making the greatest number of points at 
the indoor meet next March, a thirty-five dollar cus- 
tom made suit or overcoat. Last year Dan Monroe, 
'03, secured the highest number of points, and 
received the prize.. 

Prof. F. E. Woodruff visited his parents in Bur- 
lington, Vt., last week. During his absence he 
attended the convention of the Vermont Teachers 
Association at St. Johnsbury, where President 
Hyde gave an address Thursday evening on "The 
Personalitv of the Teacher." 



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C. Linwood Beedy, ex-'03, who is studying at 
Yale Law School, has been chosen one of the six 
men from whom three will be selected to represent 
Yale in the Yale-Harvard debate on December 4th. 

A Maine correspondent to one of the State dail- 
ies is authority for the statement that the U. of M. 
musical clubs will hold a joint competition concert 
with the Bowdoin clubs some time this winter. As 
this concert is to take place in Bangor, of course 
we shall have a special train. 

The Royal Bar Maid, a romantic comedy in 
three acts, by Thomas Litttlefield Marble, 'gS, was 
presented by the Universalist Society in Town Hall, 
Thursday evening. Important parts were taken by 
McRea, '04, Powers, '04, Hermes, '04, Williams, 'oS, 
Seavey, '05, and Andrews, 'o5. 

A revised edition of the "Descriptive Catalogue 
of the Bowdoin College Art Collections" was issued 
last week. It is a handsome book of 88 pages, con- 
taining a historical introduction, a description of the 
Walker Art Building and complete details of all the 
works of art owned by the college. 

At a meeting of the Freshman Class last Thurs- 
day, it was voted to adopt crimson and white for 
the class colors. The report that the Bates Fresh- 
men had adopted the same colors was found to be 
untrue ; their colors being garnet and white. This 
intelligence stopped the discussion over the colors, 
and the vote was unanimous in favor of crimson 
and white. 

The college library has recently received as a 
gift from Mrs. W. D. Lewis of Camden, Maine, a 
copy of the very rare broadside catalogue of the 
year 1814. It bears the autograph of Hon. George 
Evans, then an undergraduate, who sent it to Mrs. 
Lewis's father. The library still lacks the corre- 
sponding catalogues for 1813 and 1815, which it is 
hoped that some friend may discover among old 
letters or pamphlets. 

Friday morning early risers discovered a large 
placard high above the bulletin-board Snd on it the 
defiant inscription : — 

Phi Chi, 

Rah, Rah, Rah, 

Rah, Rah, Rah, 

Rah, Rah, Rah, 

1907. 

After several unsuccessful attempts to reach it 
the card was finally cut down by the Sophs. As yet 
the Freshmen who perpetrated the insult have not 
been discovered. 

The first public lecture of the Saturday Club's 
course comes next week Friday, when Mr. Charles 
Battell Loomis, the humorist, will speak in Pythian 
Hall. Mr. Loomis is undoubtedly well known to 
the students by his writings which have appeared 
from time to time in the magazines. He is one of 
*he foremost speakers on the lecture platform to- 
day, and Brunswick is indeed lucky in being able 
to secure him. He is the author of "Tales of a 
Yankee Enchantment," "A Four-Masted Cat-Boat," 
and "Lone Americans Abroad," which appeared 
recently in the Century Magazine. The students are 
urged "to attend, as it cannot fail to be exceedingly 
interesting. 



In regard to the editorial that appeared in last 
week's Orient concerning the light of the bulletin- 
board, it might be interesting to inquire whether 
the college is wholly to blame for the absence of 
this and other out-door lights or whether it is the 
fault of students who appropriate them or break 
them out of pure friskiness. There is a socket 
over the bulletin-board where a light has been put 
from time to time, but each time it has been 
missing after a few days. Surely, the members of 
the college ought to be conscious enough of their^ 
own advantage not to destroy a thing that was 
arranged wholly for their own good. 

In connection with the recent disaster in Indiana 
to the train containing the team from Purdue 
University on its way to play the Indiana State 
College, it is interesting to note that the coaches of 
both these teams were Maine men. The Purdue 
coach was Cutts, who graduated from Bates and 
later played on Harvard, distinguishing himself 
greatly. The coach of the Indiana State College 
was James H. Home, Bowdoin, 'gy, who has been 
for the last few years at the head of athletics in 
that institution. While in college Mr. Home was 
a foot-ball star, captain of the track team, and 
winner of the hurdle races for several years at 
Worcester. Also, during Junior year he was given 
the "Wooden Spoon," perhaps the most coveted 
honor of any obtainable by the students. 

Woski, Wow, Wow ! 

Whiskey, Wee, Wee ! 
Holy Mucki! 
M-A-I-N-E ! ! ! 
Whoop ! 

This is the New College Yell of U. of M. Under 
such a rallying cry as this how could any university . 
fail to score ! "Whiskey, Wee ! Wee !" Hear it and 
marvel not. Poetry, the plastic arts, the imbibition 
of the Hellenic imagery of all the Greeks, and that 
warm and spiritual reflection of the romance tongues, 
are in that appeal — "Whiskey ! Wee ! Wee !" How 
it echoes ! "Holy Mucki !" and eke "Woski ! Wow ! 
Wow ! Whoop ! !" Isn't it beautiful — appropriate, 
thrilling, apt, a reflection of modern educational 
thought ! Nothing more genuine than this new down 
East college 3'ell has been heard since the day when 
the Spotted Bear called across the spaces of the 
Penobscot to Who-Kicks-His-Wife and offered a 
Holy Mucki for a Whiskey, Wee ! Wee ! — Lewiston 
Journal. 



BROWN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY. 

The library of Brown University has recently 
been enriched by the gift of a unique collection of 
newspaper clippings. The collection contains about 
200.000 cuttings, all of which are carefully credited, 
dated and folded for reference. It covers a period 
of about 20 years and relates to nearly every ques- 
tion that has been before the public during that 
time and been the subject of newspaper discussions. 
There is a record of nearly every important labor 
strike that has occurred since 1883, taken from the 
newspapers in the city where the strike occurred, 
affording a record from which nearly a complete 
historv of labor troubles could be written of. The 



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progress of city transit and the controversies 
between the authorities of cities and street car cor- 
porations is included. About 10,000 cuttings relate 
to journalism. There is also a newspaper account 
of the Spanish War, gathered day by day. On most 
questions the record is most exhaustive. The collec- 
tion was made by Walter C. Hamm, now U. S. 
consul at HuU, while he was a member of the 
Philadelphia Press. When fully classified and 
arranged it will form one of the most interesting 
features of the University library and be invaluable 
to students and investigators. 



THEMES. 

The third themes of the term will be due Thurs- 
day, November 19. Subjects to be chosen by Tues- 
day, November 10. Every Junior is required to 
write one short story during the term. Any student 
may write on a subject other than those in the lists 
if it is first approved by the instructor. In any 
case every student should report his choice of sub- 
ject to the instructor at least one week before the 
theme is due. 

Sophomores and Juniors (Subjects for Third and 
Fourth Themes.) 

I Admission to Bowdoin by Certificate. 

2. Why College Students Do Not Read. 

3. Should Bowdoin Enter a Maine Intercolle- 
giate Base-ball League? 

4. John Hay as Secretary of State. 

5. Cuban Reciprocity. 

6. A Comparison : Hosea Biglow and Mr. Doo- 
ley as Humorists. (See Lowell's "Biglow Papers.") 

Freshmen (For Third Themes.) 
An Exposition: 

1. How Foot-ball Is Played. 

2. How a College May Help Its Fitting Schools. 

3. What a College Owes Its Students and What 
Students Owe Their College. 

4. The Character of Desdemona in Shakespeare's 
"Othello." 



ATHLETICS. 



Colby ii, Bowdoin o. 

Colby defeated Bowdoin by a score of 11 to 0, 
at Waterville, Saturday in the annual foot-ball 
game. A strong north wind was blowing and the 
field was covered with snow from two to six inches 
in depth. Colby's advantage in weight and a mani- 
festly unfair referee helped to do the work. Bow- 
doin played hard, clean foot-ball from start to 
finish and suffered an honorable defeat. 

With few exceptions Colby's individual work 
was clean, although the men were frequently off side 
and held men by reaching over Bowdoin's line. 

It is possible that the result of the game might 
have been different had the field been in good condi- 
tion, but on slippery ground it was impossible for the 
teams to show to their best advantage. Bowdoin 
had the advantage in end runs and punting in the 



field. Her plays were run off with more speed and 
her tackling was of a high order. 

Beane and Drummond did excellent work on 
defence and were fast in getting down under the 
punts and tackling their men. Haley played a fine 
game, but his opponent was too heavy for him as 
he was for Fernald, who went in during the second 
half. Finn played his best game thus far this sea- 
son and was in every play. Davis, Philoon and Cox 
were Bowdoin's strongest men in the line. Philoon 
showed good head work and Cox had a decided 
advantage over Clark, his opponent. Davis did not 
let big Newman get by him. Newman, how- 
ever, charged the line, standing, and reached for 
plays over the line. 

Kinsman and Speake both played a fine all around 
game. Speake could always be relied upon 
for distance. Kinsman tackled finely and made the 
longest individual run during the game. Redman 
did well for a new man. Chapman played an 
aggressive and steady game. If anything, he did 
better work than usual and that is sufficient for any 
one who is acquainted with Chapman's work. 

Wiggin ran his plays well and was himself in 
every one of them. Sanborn entered the game in 
the second half and played a better game than he 
has thus far this year. 

The team was accompanied by the college band 
and a crowd of 225 persons, 170 of which were 
students. The trip was made on a special train 
which left Brunswick at 12 a.m. and returned shortly 
after the game. 

The game in detail and the summary are as fol- 
lows : — ■ 

Colby defended the west goal and received the 
kickoff on her 2S-yard line, Craig carrying the ball 
back five yards. Cowing made four yards and Wat- 
kins one-half. Cowing again took it for four, 
McVane six, Cowing again for nine and McVane 
for four and one-half. Then Watkins got away for 
eight, McVane took it for three and one-half and 
Newman for six. 

On the next play Bowdoin was offside and 
Colby was given five yards. Cowing was given the 
ball and made four and one-half, and again 
three. Then McVane took it for one and a half. 
Cowing four, Newman four, Cowing six, Newman 
five. Newman was sent again but failed to make 
any gain and then Cowing was sent for two yards. 
On this play Bowdoin was offside and Colby was 
given half the distance. Cowing was given the ball 
and carried it over for the first touchdown. Coombs 
kicked the goal. 

Colby kicked off to Bowdoin's 20-yard line and 
the ball was downed for no gain by Mitchell. Speake 
took it for five yards and Kinsman for the same. 
Chapman took it for two and Speake again for four 
and then for two. Then Chapman tore through the 
line for 10 yards. Bowdoin fumbled here, but 
regained the ball before any Colby man could fall 
on it. Speake took it for four and then for three. 
Kinsman got away on a skin tackle play for 10 more. 
Then Speake was given another try, but made only 
one. Kinsman made it first down. Speake failed 
to make his distance for the first time so far in the 
game. Chapman was tried next and made three. 
Colby braced and held for downs, taking the ball 
on the 22-yard line. 



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Newman was tried first by Colby and made two 
and one-half. Then Watkins was tried and lost, 
forcing Colby to punt. Newman booted the ball for 
20 yards. Bowdoin tried Speake, but he lost a yard. 
Then Chapman took it for one and a half. Kins- 
man failed to make the distance and Colby was 
given the ball. 

Cowing made two and one-half on the first try. 
McVane was sent through on skin tackle plays 
twice, once for nine and again for eight. Watkins 
then made five and Cowing five. 

Cowing was given the ball at this point for a 
buck at the line. McVane was right behind him to 
push the play along and saw that the ball was slip- 
ping away from Cowing just in time to take it and 
prevent a fumble. He not only did this, but made 
three yards. 

Cowing was given the ball again and made two 
and then four. McVane got two and then five. 
Cowing came ne.xt with two and then McVane got 
two more. Cowing got two and a half and New- 
man four, and then again for eight and then for 
three and once again for four. 

Colby was now within three yards of Bowdoin's 
goal and it seemed as if nothing could prevent a 
touchdown. Cowing was given the ball, but slipped 
in the snow and lost the ball, Beane falling on it. 

On the first two tries after getting the ball Bow- 
doin failed to gain. Then on a bluff punt Chapman 
made lo yards. Time for the first half was called 
at this point. 

At the start of the second half Colby kicked off 
to Bowdoin's 15-yard line and the ball Vv^as 
downed without gain. Then Kinsman got away for 
the only really successful end run of the game, and 
it was a beauty. He got away around Mitchell, 
Colby's right end, for 30 yards. Speake was given 
the ball and made three yards. At this point he 
retired and was replaced by Redman. On the next 
try Bowdoin made no gain and was then forced to 
resort to the quarterback kick. This gave the ball 
to Colby on her own 45-yard line. Newman was 
tried, but could make no gain. McVane went next 
and made three. Then Bowdoin braced and held 
for downs, but lost the ball almost immediately on 
a fumble. Craig. Colby's quarterback, gave a signal 
for one of the backs to take the ball, but this was 
misunderstood so that he took it himself for a 
quarterback run. Some of the other men quickly 
formed an interference for him so that he was able 
to make one yard and doubtless would have made 
more had it not been for a pretty tackle by Drum- 
mond. Cowing was given the ball next, but failed 
to make his distance and Newman punted 45 yards. 

On the first try Bowdoin made no gain. Chap- 
man was tried next and made four and one-half 
yards. Redman then made one and Bowdoin was 
forced to punt and made 35 yards. 

McVane made two and one-half yards. Then 
Cowing got away for a half yard and again for four. 
Colby fumbled and the ball went back to Bowdoin. 
On the first play no gain was made. There was no 
gain either on the second try. Then Bowdoin punted 
to Craig, who carried it back five yards. McVane 
then made two and one-half and Cowing the same. 
Watkins took three, McVane two and again for 
three. Coombs two. Cowing three, then again for 
first down. Newman got away for four. McVane 



was given the ball for an end run and managed to 
get around Bowdoin's left end for 13 yards. Colby 
then fumbled but Mitchell saved the ball. 

Watkins was given the ball for an end run, but 
was tackled for a loss of 15 yards. Colby here took 
advantage of the 20-yard limit and it was first down. 
McVane made four and one-half. Newman one and 
then again for no gain and a third time for one 
yard. Cowing was sent for four yards, then New- 
man for six and then for seven and the second and 
last touchdown of the game. Coombs failed to kick 
the goal. 

Colby kicked to Bowdoin's 2S-yard line. After 
two tries Bowdoin had six and one-half yards to 
gain and was forced to punt. Watkins made one- 
half yard on the first try for Colby, Cowing seven 
and time was called with the ball in Colby's posses- 
sion on Bowdoin's 25-yard line. Final score ; Colby, 
II : Bowdoin, o. 

CoLEY. Bowdoin. 

Pugsley, l.e r.e., Beane. 

Coombs, l.t r.L, Haley. 

Newman, l.g r.g., Davis. 

Cotton, c c, Philoon (Sanborn.) 

Roberts, r.g l.g., Finn. 

Clark, r.t l.t.. Cox. 

Mitchell, r.e I.e., Drummond. 

Craig, q.b q.b., Wiggin. 

Watkins, r.h.b l.h.b., Speake (Redman.) 

McVane, l.h.b r.h.b., Kinsman. 

Cowing, f .b f.b., Chapman. 

Score — Colby, 11; Bowdoin, o. Touchdowns — 
Cowing, Newman. Goals from touchdowns — 
Coombs. Goals missed — Coombs. Umpire — Mur- 
phy, Holy Cross. Referee — Goodman, Dartmouth. 
Linesmen — Gumbel, Bowdoin ; Rice, Colby. Timers 
— Wing, Lewiston : Perkins, Colby. Time — 30- and 
25-minute periods. 



ALUMN 



'g6. — Charles W. Marston is teaching mathe- 
matics in the DeWitt Clinton High School, New 
York City, 

'98. — Charles S. Pettengill was married October 
7, 1903. to Miss M. Zoe Peterson of Augusta. The 
brother of the groom, Ray W. Pettengill, Bowdoin, 
'05, was best man ; and among the guests were eight 
young men who were college friends of the groom 
"at Bowdoin, Mr. and Mrs. Pettengill will reside at 
Augusta. Mr. Pettengill is bond-salesman for the 
banking house of E. C. Stanwood & Co., Boston. 

ipno. — James P. Webber, who last June completed 
a most successful year as teacher of English at the 
High School, Salem, Mass., is taking graduate work 
in English at Columbia University, New 'York City. 



CALENDAR. 

Nov. 14 — Bates vs. Bowdoin at Lewiston. 
Nov. 21 — Freshman-Sophomore foot-ball game. 
Nov. 21 — Harvard vs. Yale at Cambridge. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 19, 1903. 



No. 16. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE TEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OK 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

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The Orient heartih' congratulates the foot- 
ball team on its victory over Bates Saturday. 
It was indeed a fitting reward to patient wait- 
ing on the part of the college and good faithful 
work on the part of the team. It is one thing 
to win a hard game on the home field, but 
quite a different matter to win in "the ene- 
my's" country. Too much cannot be said in 
praise of the faithful training winch the men 
have done and which has been so noticeable 
in all of the foot-ball games this season. The 
team has done remarkably well this season 
considering their weight, and had it not been 
for accidents, would have undoubtedly had 
another well-earned victory to its credit. Bow- 



doin is justly proud of the individual men who 
did so much to win the victory, and the work 
of the men reflects great credit upon the coach, 
the captain, and the college. 



It is not too early even now to be thinking 
of next year's entering class. There is no 
reason why the year, with Bowdoin in the 
New England Certificate Association, should 
not mark one of the most successful periods 
in the history of the college. But in order 
that it may be entirely successful there will be 
need of a large and strong entering class. 
We shall need good men in every branch of 
athletics, good literary men, good musicians 
and good students. The opportunity and the 
need of securing these men for Bowdoin was 
never greater than now. There are many such 
men in every preparatory school who have not 
decided upon a college and whom a little more 
information in regard to Bowdoin might easily 
turn in this direction. The Thanksgiving 
recess is approaching when many men will 
return to their homes, and they will be brought 
into contact with just such men as Bowdoin 
needs. Let every man see to it that no oppor- 
tunity to speak a good word for Bowdoin to 
such men be lost. Don't talk fraternity to 
them, but Bowdoin, make your fraternity 
subordinate to your Alma Mater, and when 
they get here, then you will have plenty of 
chance to pledge them. 



THE HAWTHORNE CENTENNIAL. 

It will be a rare 3'ear from now on that 
Bowdoin cannot celebrate some centennial of 
national significance and importance. On 
Wednesdav of next Commencement week the 



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college will celebrate the centennial of Haw- 
thorne's birth. The celebration will be one of 
the most noteworthy events that has occurred 
at Bowdoin for many years and will without 
doubt be attended by a large number of people 
from all over the country. President Hyde 
has announced that Bliss Perry, the editor of 
the Atlantic Monthly, has accepted an invita- 
tion to be orator on that occasion. 



THE BRADBURY PRIZE DEBATE. 
The interest of two thousand dollars, 
given by the Hon. James Ware Bradbury, 
LL.D., of the Class of 1825, is awarded by the 
College each year for excellence in debating. 
This year the Bradbury Debate will be held 
the first part of February, probably on the first 
Thursday. Six men will take part in this 
debate ; and from these six will be chosen the 
four men, three debaters and the alternate, to 
compete in the Amherst-Bowdoin Debate 
which will be held in Brunswick in March. 
The Bradbury debaters will be selected as 
follows: By trial debates held the latter part 
of this term ten or more men will be chosen: 
from these, by means of a second trial debate 
at the beginning of next term will be chosen 
the six debaters to compete for the Bradbury 
Prizes. 

All Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores who 
wish to enter this competition will please 
notify Professor Mitchell not later than Mon- 
day, November 23. 



THE DELTA UPSILON CONVENTION. 

The sixty-ninth annual convention of the 
Delta Upsilon Fraternity was held in New 
York at the Murray Hill Hotel, November 11, 
12, 13. It was the largest convention that has 
ever been held. Every chapter was repre- 
sented and there were also many visitors. 

Wednesday afternoon was devoted to a 
business session. In the evening there was a 
very successful smoker, when all the dele- 
gates became acquainted with one another. 
Various college yells were heard, each trying 
to drown the other. 

Thursday morning was given to another 
business session, after which the convention 
picture was taken in front of the Hotel. At 
3 P.M. all attended the literary exercises at 
Madison Square Garden Concert Hall. The 



chief attraction of the afternoon was the ora- 
tion delivered by Elisha Benjamin Andrews, 
ex-president of Brown University, and who is 
now Chancellor of Nebraska University. Fol- 
lowing this there was an informal dance'. 
During the evening all enjoyed a theater party 
at the Majestic Theatre, and saw "The Babes 
in Toyland," which is having a great run now 
in New York. 

Another business session was held on Fri- 
day morning. At i p.m. all started on a 
coaching trip, and the visiting delegates were 
shown all the interesting points of the city, 
including Columbia and New York Universi- 
ties, Central Park, Grant's Tomb, Andrew 
Carnegie's and Helen Gould's residences. In 
the evening all attended the banquet at the 
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Each college had its 
own table, and college cheers rang out from 
time to time, receiving great applause. The 
banquet was followed by toasts. William 
Travers Jerome, Amherst, '82, was the chief 
speaker of the evening and attracted consider- 
able attention. 

The Bowdoin Chapter was represented by 
W. D. Gould, '04, and R. C. Stewart, '05. 



UNDERGRADUATE THANKSGIVING 
DINNER. 

There will be a Bowdoin undergraduate 
Thanksgiving Dinner at the Copley Square 
Hotel, Boston, on Friday evening following 
Thanksgiving. Most of the members of the 
Massachusetts Club will attend, and many of 
the other students who will be around Boston 
at that time are intending to be present. The 
committee having charge of the affair is com- 
posed of Sexton, '04, and Weld, '05. Arrange- 
ments are being made for a grand time. 



JUNIOR ELECTIONS. 

Junior elections were held in Memorial 
Hall, Wednesday, November 11. The follow- 
ing were elected : 

President, Donald Cameron White, Lew- 
iston ; Vice-President, Ralph Carrol Stewart, 
New Dominion ; Secretary and Treasurer, 
Charles Bailey Cook, Portland ; Orator, Edwin 
Le Forrest-Harvey, Bethel; Chaplain, Philip 
Kilborn Greene, North Bridgton ; Poet, Keith 
Ryan, St. John, N. B. ; Marshal, William 



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Blaine Webb, Skowhegan ; Ivy Day Commit- 
tee, Henry Lewis, Gardiner, John Hall Brett, 
Gardiner, Robert Knight Eaton, Brunswick; 
Assembly Committee, Lewis Dwight Harvel- 
Wells, Hyde Park, Mass., Harold Russell 
Nutter, iBangor, Frank Mikelsky, Bath, 
Robert Elvyn Hall, Dover, Walton Thomas 
Henderson, Freeport. 



BOWDOIN DRAMATIC CLUB. 

At a meeting held in Massachusetts Flail 
last Friday, the Bowdoin Dramatic Club was 
formally organized, and officers elected, as fol- 
lows : 

President, James Austin Bartlett, 1906 ; 
Business Manager, Wallace M. Powers, 1904; 
Stage Manager, Frank E. Seavey, 1905. 

Executive Committee, Powers, '04 ; 
.Seavey, "05; Williams, 05: B. Andrews, '06; 
and Bartlett, 06. 

These five officers represent some of the 
best dramatic talent in college, and under their 
leadership the club should have a very pros- 
perous year. Bartlett, the president, has fre- 
quently taken part in dramatics, and was prop- 
erty manager of the Andover Dramatic Club 
during his Senior year at that school. 

The other officers have all been prominent 
in dramatics at their fitting-schools, and have 
taken part in local plays in Brunswick. 

The club adopted the following constitu- 
tion : 

Article I. Name. 

The name of this association shall be The 
Bowdoin Dramatic Club. 

Article II. Purpose. 
The purpose of this club shall be the fur- 
therance of the interests of dramatics in Bow- 
doin College. 

Article III. Eligibility. 
Any student of the college in good and 
regular standing is eligible to membership. 

Article IV. Members. 
The club shall consist of those who take 
an active part in any play presented by the 
club, and all officers authorized by this consti- 
tution. 

Article V. Officers. 
The officers of this club shall consist of the 
President, Btisiness Manager, Stage Man- 



ager, and the Executive Committee (consisting 
of the aforesaid officers and two members at 
large). 

Article VI. Duties of Officers. 

Sec. i. The duties of the President shall 
be to preside at all meetings, and act as chair- 
man of the Executive Committee. 

Sec. 2. The duties of the Business Man- 
ager shall be to fulfill the duties of the presi- 
dent in his absence ; to attend to all business 
necessary to the production of the plays, and 
to act as treasurer of the club. 

Sec. 3. The duties of the Stage Manager 
shall be to have full charge of the stage dur- 
ing rehearsals and productions. 

Sec. 4. The duties of the Executive Com- 
mittee shall be to select plays and coaches, to 
audit the accounts of the Business Manager, 
and to arrange for the assignment of parts 
which shall be assigned on the basis of merit. 



THE FIGHT AGAINST TAMMANY. 

Rev. John P. Peters, D.D., of New York 
City, the famous archaeologist and a man 
prominent in the fusion movement in New 
York, will address the students in Memorial 
Hall on Friday afternoon at 2.30, on "The 
Fight Against Tammany." 

Dr. Peters has been lecturing in Bangor 
to highly appreciative audiences, and will no 
doubt be welcomed by all the students. The 
regular college exercises from two-thirty to 
three-thirty will be adjourned, and it is hoped 
that the entire student body will turn out to 
greet Dr. Peters. 



'77. — Commander Peary, U. S. N., lectured before 
the Royal Geographical Society recently in the 
presence of Ambassador Choate, Secretary White 
and many other distinguished persons. Com- 
mander Peary said his future plans were based on 
the belief that the Smith Sound route to the north 
pole was the only practicable one. He wished to 
win the pole for America because it was the last 
great geographical prize the world had to offer, and 
it was peculiarly an object of American pride and 
patriotism. America was now negotiating for the 
isthmus of Panama. The other natural and logical 
boundary to her destiny was the north pole. He 
hoped by winning the pole for his country to appro- 
priately crown her four centuries of struggle, hero- 
ism and achievement. 



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NOTICES. 

Adjourns. 
Adjourns will be granted to-morrow 
afternoon at 2.30 to enable the students to 
attend the lecture by Rev. John P. Peters, 
D.D. 

Thanksgiving Dinner. 
A Thanksgiving dinner will be given by 
the undergraduates, Friday evening following 
Thanksgiving at Copley Square Hotel, Boston. 

Y. M. C. A. 
Y. M. C. A. services this evening at 7.30. 
All are invited. 

Athletic Council. 
Meeting of the Athletic Council on Decem- 
ber 2. Nominations for manager and assist- 
ant manager of the foot-ball association will 
be made. 

Foot-Ball Men. 
Foot-ball men will be voted their "B" on 
December 2, by the Athletic Council. 



Y. M. C. A. 



On account of conflicting dates with the 
debating course there was no association meet- 
ing last Thursday. 

Sunday afternoon the meeting was 
addressed by Professor Robinson, who gave a 
strong but wholly informal talk on the need 
for a more united and intelligent service by 
the local association and the students in col- 
lege who are working with it in spirit but not 
nominally. 



Mt. Holyoke College celebrated its sixty-sixth 
anniversary with appropriate ceremonies, last week. 

A college for professional instruction and practi- 
cal training of young people who are to enter into 
public service in any capacity, is to be established 
in connection with the University of Chicago. 

At a mass meeting of the Cornell Freshmen, 
President J. G. Schurman told how he thinks they 
should study. Their day, he said, ought to be 
divided as follows : Ten hours study, two hours for 
meals, three for athletics, one for recreation and the 
remaining eight for sleep. President Schurman 
said that hard work could not be accomplished on a 
soft chair and urgently advised the use of an ordi- 
nary hardwood chair for study purposes. 



CAMPUS C\-\f\T. 

Most of the scholarships were awarded last week. 

Lunt, '04, spent Sunday with his parents at 
Lisbon. 

Halford, '07, of Sanford, is detained at his home 
on account of sickness. 

Professor Chapman gave adjourns to his English 
Literature classes Friday. 

Quite a delegation from Topsham attended the 
Bowdoin-Bates game, Saturday. 

Connors, '03, and Phillips, '03, officiated at the 
Bangor-Brewer game, November 9. 

In ah probability a number of Bowdoin men will 
attend the Harvard- Yale game Saturday. 

Pottle attended the Bowdoin-Bates game and 
spent Sunday with friends on the campus. 

Several Bowdoin men attended the reception 
given by the Bates co-eds, Saturday night, after the 
game. 

The Portland Express has presented pictures of 
Drummond and Chapman of the foot-ball team 
recently. 

President Hyde was in Portland last Thursday, 
attending the installation of Rev. Raymond 
Calkins. 

Last Saturday was a perfect day for foot-ball, 
and was enjoyed to its utmost — especially by Bow- 
doin men. 

Many of the students heard Charles Williams 
last week Wednesday in a series of very interesting 
impersonations. 

A University Club has been organized in Bath 
among the college graduates. Many Bowdoin alumni 
are members. 

The Freshmen will have crimson jerseys with 
white at the elbows. The caps are to be white with 
crimson monograms. 

Archibald, '04, attended the national convention 
of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Syracuse 
L'niversity last week. 

David R. Porter has resigned as president of the 
Sophomore Class and Ralph G. Webber has been 
elected to the position. 

Edwards, '06, greeted the victorious line of 
march as it came from the game, Saturday, by a fine 
display of colored lights. 

There were a number of sub-Freshmen on the 
campus Sunday — returning to their homes from 
games played in different places. 

The work on the new grand stand is rapidly 
progressing. The contractor thinks that the work 
will be completed within four weeks. 

"Drive" seems to be a very popular sport around 
some of the ends just now. Fellows may be seen 
playing almost any time of day and seem to enjoy 
the sport hugely. 

One of the events of the future will be the foot- 
ball game between the Zeta Psi and Psi Upsilon fra- 
ternities. The game will doubtless create considera- 
ble interest and amusement. 



BOWDOIN OEIENT. 



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The Brunswick High School will present a com- 
edy, "Just for Fun," in Town Hall shortly after the 
Thanksgiving recess, for the benefit of its Athletic 
Association. 

A dozen of the Sophomores have formed a 
secret society known as the E. M. S. F. A. Cl«b. 
Their object is to promote class spirit and general 
good-fellowship. 

President Hyde will deliver a lecture on Practi- 
cal Ideas Thursday evening, November 19, at the 
Second Advent Church, Portland, under the aus- 
pices of the college club. 

The Deutscher Verein held their monthly meet- 
ing at the Inn, Tuesday evening. Professor Files 
gave a short account of the opening of the Ger- 
manic Museum at Havard. 

In chapel Sunday afternoon. President Hyde 
made a strong argument of the need and privileges 
of the ministry as a life work. A solo was ably 
rendered by Johnson, '06. 

Several Freshmen were fooled Monday morning 
by the notice that some wagging "Soph" had writ- 
ten on the door of Memorial Hall to the effect that 
Latin i would be adjourned. 

That new yell which the University of Maine sup- 
porters have just borrowed from the University of 
California seems to be attracting lots of newspaper 
honors to the up-country institution. 

The great interscholastic game of the State occurs 
in Portland Saturday, when the home team meets 
Bangor High. Many of the students will attend 
and Cox, '04, and Bates, '06, will officiate. 

It seems somewhat strange to see all the Bath 
cars passing on the south side of the campus. This 
temporary change is necessitated by the sewer exca- 
vations that are being made on Harpswell Street. 

Professor Moody was chosen a member of the 
Council of the New England Mathematical Teach- 
ers' Association, during the annual meeting of the 
Association, held at the Brown and Nichols School. 

Professor Lee went to Phillips, Me., a few days 
ago to examine anthracite coal and .asbestos found 
in that vicinity. He returned with several fine 
specimens, and it is his intention to make a more 
thorough investigation in that part of the State. 

President Hyde announced last week to the 
Faculty that Bliss Perry, the editor of the Atlantic 
Monthly, has accepted an invitation to deliver the 
oration next June in connection with the Hawthorne 
Centennial. The exercises will be held Wednesday, 
June 22. 

Nearly every man in college went to Lewiston to 
see the game Saturday. When the news of Bow- 
doin's victory reached Brunswick only one Fresh- 
man could be found to ring the chapel bell, and so 
some of the upper class nien had to take a turn at 
the bell rope. 

The passage of the meteor last Friday night was 
noticed by many of the students. It occurred while 
the mass-meeting was being held in Memorial Hall 
and was so bright as to be plainly visible through 
the stained glass windows. The light given off by 
the meteor was nearly as bright as the light given 
by a flash of lightning, and it continued for a min- 
ute or more with the same brilliancy. 



The visitors to the four official fitting schools of 
Bowdoin have been appointed as follows : Professor 
Files for Fryeburg Academy, Professor Johnson for 
Thornton Academy, Professor Houghton for Lin- 
coln Academy, and Professor Robinson for East 
Machias Academy. 

Professor Moody is giving an extra course in 
higher Algebra for the benefit of those students who 
desire to make a more thorough study of Mathe- 
matics than the regular course will permit of. The 
course is open to all, and the hour of recitation will 
probably be at 10.30 each Monday. 

.A. number of the students attended the second 
event in the Brunswick entertainment course given 
in Town Hall, Wednesday, November n. The 
entertainment consisted of a recital by Mr. Charles 
Williams of Boston, of selections from Artemus 
Ward, Rev, Edward Everett Hale, and others. 

A sociable and candy sale was held in the vestry 
of the Congregational Church last week for the ben- 
efit of the Maine General Hospital at Portland. Dr. 
Smith, director of the hospital and a member of 
the Medical School Faculty, briefly but interest- 
ingly outlined the work and the needs of this insti- 
tution. 

On Saturday evening, January 30, 1904, the 
Columbia LTniversity Track Athletic Association will 
hold in Madison Square Garden an Athletic Carni- 
val, the principal events of which will be Relay 
Races of one and two miles between teams from 
the Universities and Colleges of the Intercollegiate 
Association of Amateur Athletes of America. 

The following inscription, prepared by Professor 
Chapman, -has been accepted by the building com- 
mittee of the Morse High School, Bath. It is to 
adorn the main corridor of the school : 

"This Building Erected as a Public Hot 
and Dedicated to the Uses of Education in Charac- 
ter and Learning, is a Gift to His Native City from 
Charles Wyman Morse, MCMIII." 

Frank A. Alunsey has recently reiterated his 
advocacy of uniting all lour of the Maine colleges 
into one large university, and asserts that he 
would be glad to make it a handsome donation if 
such a thing was done. Aside from this offer, there 
are doubtless many advantages in such a step, as 
well as disadvantages. It is doubtful, however, if 
the plan would ever secure the hearty support of 
the alumni and friends of the different colleges. 

The Minstrel Show to be given in Town Hall, 
January 22d, for the benefit of the base-ball team, 
promises to be one of the best productions ever 
given here. The opening chorus, written especially 
by Henry J. Ballou of Boston, is a novelty, including 
cake walks, dancing, bone and tambo specialties, 
college yells, quartette selections, and introduction 
of funny characters. The middle man will be 
Palmer, '04, while J. Gumbel, L. Gumbel, Hodgson, 
Weld, Laidley and Kinsman will hold down the 
ends. The chorus will be made up of fifty of the 
best singers in college. The Olio will be strong 
and a treat in itself. It is the intention of the man- 
agement to have the show continuous from begin- 
ning to end and to hold a dance immediately after- 
wards. 



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A forest experiment station, under the auspices 
of the Yale School of Forestry, is to be established 
next spring at Milford, Penn., on the estate of 
James W. Pindiot. 

The course of scientific and practical forestry at 
the University of Maine, has opened most auspi- 
ciously, under Professor Samuel N. Spring, who is 
a graduate of Yale University, Class of '98, and of 
the Yale School of Forestry, Class of 1900. 

An old Bath sea captain is telling a great joke 
on one of our fraternities. He was standing outside 
of one of the chapter houses, when one of the mem- 
bers came out and asked him if he was a "frat" man. 
"Sure," said the captain, whose education had never 
spread beyond the grammar school. 

"Did you come up for to-night?" 

"Yes, I thought I would drop in." 

And then the captain tells with glee how he was 
shown all over the house and given the greatest 
attention. "Whenever they asked me any ques- 
tions," he says, "I always admired something about 
the house, to change the subject." 

Orono has outlived all the scorn and neglect 
which have been heaped upon the school in the past. 
The so-called "farmers" and "hayseeders" are not so 
"far away" as they were ten years ago. In fact, the 
University of Maine foot-ball team has demon- 
strated that it is pretty "nigh," and that it would 
have been better for the rival colleges to have had a 
few "farmers" as undergraduates. But the young 
men at the Orono school can afford to be generous. 
They have shown themselves so far ahead of their 
opponents that the University of Maine now stands 
in a class by itself, the only college in Maine which 
has athletes capable of coping with Harvard and 
Yale and Princeton. As for the other Maine col- 
leges, let them fix up some dates with high schools 
and academies, and when they have been in practice 
for a few years, it may be that the University of 
Maine will give them a show, if there are any open 
dates from other and more important engage- 
ments. — The Bangor News. 

One can hardly fail to agree with the Bangor 
News in anything it says, for it says things so deli- 
cately. Nothing could be finer than the sentiment of 
the above. Yale, Harvard and Princeton and 
Orono ! A glorious Chorus of the Great ! Orono, 
1st; Princeton, 2d; Yale, 3d; Harvard, 4th. Alone 
in its majesty, with Princeton, Yale and Harvard 
able to come to Maine not oftener than twice a 
season, each to compete for the world's champion- 
ship there will be nothing left for U. of M. to do 
except play with itself. And yet Colby played her 
5 to 6 this year and licked the boots off of her in the 
second half, lacking only about (two) minutes time 
to make another touchdown ! — Lewiston Journal. 



'64. — Hon. James McKeen of Bowdoin, 1864, a 
lawyer in New York, presided recently over the 
meeting of the Maine Club of that city. This club, 
composed of the residents in and about the metrop- 
olis from the State of Maine, held a very successful 
banquet at the Manhattan Hotel one night last week. 
Over a hundred from the Pine Tree State were 
present, many of them Bowdoin men, and a very 
enjoyable evening was passed. 



ATHLETICS. 

BownoiN II, Bates 5. 

• Bowdoin's foot-ball season ended, on Saturday, at 
Garcelon Field, Lewiston, with a victory over Bates 
by a score of 1 1 to 5. Not since Bowdoni's phenom- 
enal team of 1900, has she defeated a Maine college 
on the gridiron, and her supporters were wild with 
joy when Kinsman scored the winning touchdown. 
It was a clean, fast game, but Bates completely lost 
heart in the second half and her heavy line was 
punctured at will by the aggressive Bowdoin team. 
Neither team seemed to possess an adequate defense, 
and either team was able to make its distance when 
it had the ball. Bowdoin's defense was superior in 
the second half. 

The afternoon was ideal and the game was wit- 
nessed by the largest crowd that ever saw two Maine 
foot-ball teams battle. Bates occupied the grand 
stand and Bowdoin the bleachers opposite. Both 
colleges were at fever pitch. Both had lost to Maine 
and Colby and they realized that this was a game 
far more important than a score of years had seen. 
The cheering of Bates was strong, but could not 
drown the snappy replies from the Bowdoin sup- 
porters on the bleachers. The Lewiston Brigade 
Band furnished music for Bates and the Bowdoin 
College Band inspired the Bowdoin cohorts through- 
out the game. It was a fight to the finish and every 
man on either team offered the best of his ability. 
There is nothing but praise for every man of the 
Bowdoin team. The way that Philoon, Davis and 
Finn stopped the diiScult tandem formation, when 
playing against men of greater weight, was inspir- 
ing. Captain Beane's work was excellent and 
Drummond, who played the other end, repeatedly 
nailed plays for a loss. Wiggin played a fierce and 
heady game. Bowdoin's backs in nearly every 
instance were beyond criticism. Haley and Cox did 
fine work, although much outweighed by the men 
opposite them. Fernald did fierce and heady work 
while he played, which will be a recommendation 
for his next three years of college foot-ball. Cap- 
tain Reed was the best individual man for Bates. 
Mahonej', Briggs and Libby were also conspicuous. 
The defense for Bates was weak the greater part 
of the time and especially so during the last few 
minutes of play. Davis and Finn tore through her 
big men at will. Her line wavered from end to 
end. Bowdoin gained through every man and could 
have scored again, had there been two more minutes 
of play. Bowdoin won because she knew more 
foot-ball. She was faster and exhibited more head 
work. Eleven men. grim and determined, fell on 
Bates as a man. Speed and brawn backed by this 
spirit could not know defeat. It was a glorious 
game to win, and every Bowdoin player did himself 
proud. Sensational features abounded, and not 
until well along in the second half was it evident 
that the Bowdoin white would be victorious. 

Details of the game: 

Johnson kicked off to Bowdoin. Chapman 
received the ball on the ten-yard line and added ten 
before he was downed. Speake made two yards. 
The ball was fumbled on a poor pass and on the 



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third down with 4 yards to gain Chapman punted 
to Rounds on the is-yard line. Bowdoin was off-side 
and was penaHzed 10 yards. The ball was brought 
back and punted again. Rounds received the kick 
and was downed on Bowdoin's 4S-yard line. R.eed 
made four yards, Briggs two. Kendall made 2 yards 
and Briggs 15 in two trys. Drummond tackled 
Reed for a loss of 8 yards and Bates was forced to 
kick. Bowdoin received the ball on the 20-yard 
line. Kinsman, Chapman and Speake made 20 
yards in four attempts. Chapman made seven and 
Cox seven. Speake made no gain at ]\lahoney's 
end. Chapman again gained seven yards, then added 
five twice in succession. Speake added five. 

Chapman and Kinsman each gained seven. 
Johnson broke through and nailed Speake for a loss 
of three yards. Chapman made a yard. On the 
third down with two yards to gain, Speake was 
given the ball and made four yards. Kinsman and 
Chapman made two yards each. Speake made the 
remaining 5 for the first touchdown. Chapman 
missed the goal. Fourteen minutes of play had 
expired. Bowdoin kicked to Baldwin on the 38-yard 
line. He advanced 5 yards. Briggs, Reed and 
Kendall gained through the line until the center of 
the field was reached. Bowdoin was penalized 5 
yards for oflf-side play. Reed, Kendall and Briggs 
made 20 yards in four plays. Reed made five and 
Bowdoin lost the same for an off-side play. With 
guard and tackles back Johnson made two gains 
and scored the only touchdown for Bates. Rounds 
failed to kick the goal and the score was S to 5. 
Bates kicked to Bowdoin's lo-yard line. From here 
Bowdoin advanced by hard work to the Bates 
12-yard line, Speake, Kinsman and Chapman carry- 
ing the ball. Two end plays were made. Cox and 
Haley each were given the ball once. The longest 
gain was Speake's 15-yard run. Cox also made 
seven on a cross tackle play. On the 12-yard line 
Kinsman started too quickly, received the ball in 
the chest and fumbled. Reed fell on the ball. 
Johnson and Conners were called behind the line 
twice and the triple tandem formation was used 
until time was called with the ball on the Bates 
45-yard line. Score — 5 to 5. 

Second half: Bowdoin kicked off to Kendall, 
who was downed on the 15-yard line. Johnson 
made 5 and then i yard. Conners made 2. John- 
son added 6. Turner made 4 yards, Johnson 8, 
Kendall 2, Johnson 5, and Briggs 4. Reed made 
6 and the ball was in Bowdoin's territory. Beane 
nailed Reed for a loss. Bates was penalized 10 
yards for off-side play. Johnson could gain but 2 
yards in as many trials. Bates was obliged to take 
the ball back 20 yards or lose it on downs. This 
was done and the ball was on her 40-yard line. 
Kendall made 4 yards. Turner 8. In five successive 
plays Turner made 21 yards. Kendall made four 
and Johnson succeeded in reaching the 17-yard line 
and Bowdoin's chances looked more unpromising 
than at any subsequent time in the game. At this 
stage Bates lost 5 yards for Coach Murphy's repeated 
coaching from the side lines. The ball was on the 
22-yard line with 8 yards to gain. Johnson made 
but 6 yards in two attempts. Bowdoin's defense 
was like a wall and the tide turned when Bates was 
held for downs. Bates was now assailed from 
every quarter. Before her men were aware of what 



was happening a hole was made somewhere in her 
line and a Bowdoin player had advanced the ball. 
The attack was fierce and every play was a gain. 
In just six rushes 39 yards were made and the ball 
was in the center of the field. The heavy Bates Ime 
seemed powerless to withstand the fierce line plays 
and the secondary defence all but failed to hold the 
wild rushes. Kmsman was given the ball. Finn 
and Fernald opened up a big hole through Conners. 
By dint of fine dodging ivinsman shook the sec 
ondary defence and started down the field. Only 
Rounds was in his way. With race horse speed he 
headed straight for the little Cjuarterback. Rounds 
tackled but was shaken oft' and Kinsman ran down 
the field amid shouts and cheers of a deliriously 
happy Bowdoin crowd for the winning touchdown. 
Chapman kicked the goal. Only 5 mintes remained 
to play. Bowdoin kicked to Kendall on the 25-yard 
line. Bates made 20 yards in seven attempts. 
Drummond tackled Reed for a loss of eight yards. 
Bates could not make her distance in the next two 
downs and punted. Chapman fumbled the ball on 
the lo-}'ard line and was tackled by Mahoney before 
he gained. Bates seemed to go completely to 
pieces. Bowdoin simply walked over her line in all 
places. Gains of 15 and 25 yards were made by 
Redman and Kinsman, respectively ; Chapman took 
the ball for repeated gains. In 10 rushes the ball 
was advanced 80 yards and time was called when the 
29 yard line was reached. In two minutes more 
Bowdoin would have scored again. It was just 
beginning to grow dark. The Bowdoin men 
swarmed on the field wild with joy, carried the men 
on the team to the cars, cheering lustily. Led by 
the Bowdoin band, hoarse with three hours of sing- 
ing and yelling, a crowd of 400 Bowdoin men 
marched down the streets of Lewiston, still cheer- 
ing and singing. Four abreast, with hands on each 
others' shoulders and arms outstretched, they 
"criss-crossed" through the business part of the 
town to the DeWitt, too jubilant to think of fatigue. 
Captain Beane, each man on the team. Coach O'Con- 
nor and Manager Oakes were loudly cheered and 
the parade disbanded at 5.30 o'clock. The most 
satisfactory victory for years was won. 
The summary : 

Bov/DOiN. Bates. 

Drummond, l.e I.e., Mahoney. 

Cox (Fernald), l.t l.t.. Turner. 

Finn, l.g l.g., Johnson. 

Philoon, c c, Cutten. 

Davis, r.g r.g., Baldwin (Jackson). 

Haley, r.t r.t., Connor. 

Beane (Capt.), r.e r.e., Libby. 

Wiggin, q.b q.b.. Rounds (Wight). 

Speake, l.h.b l.hb.. Reed. 

Redman, l.h.b. 

Kinsman, r.h.b r.h.b., Kendall. 

Chapman, f.b f.b., Briggs. 

Score — Bowdoin, ir; Bates, 5. Touchdowns — 
Kinsman, Chapman. Johnson. Goal from touch- 
down — Chapman. Referee — Hammond of Harvard. 
Umpire — Crowley of Bangor. Linesmen — Clement 
of Bates, J. Gumbel of Bowdoin. Timers — Wing 
and Gould. 



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SOPHOJilORE-FRESHMAN GAME. 

Yesterday afternoon the long-looked for Sopho- 
more-Freshman game took place and was a hard- 
fotight battle. A full account of the game will be 
published in our next issue. The line-ups as decided 
upon Tuesday evening were : 

1907. igo6. 

Bass, r. e r. e., Toby. 

Duddy, r. t r.t., Haley (Capt.) 

Power.s, r.g r.g., ' Cunningham. 

Fernald, c, c. Brown. 

i\'IcMichaels, l.g l.g.. Skolfield. 

W. Drummond, l.t l.t., Bavis. 

J. Drummond, l.e I.e., Bodkin. 

Briggs, q q., Hodgson, Bradford. 

Redman, r.h r.h., Winslow. 

Speake (Capt.), l.h l.h., Favinger. 

Blanchard, f.b f.b.. Chapman. 



ALL MAINE FOOT-BALL TEAM. 

The various newspapers in the State have all 
published during the last few weeks their selection 
of an all Maine team. Local prejudice and close 
familiarity with the men influence nearly all selec- 
tions, but irrespective of the institutions they repre- 
sent, the Orient wishes to submit what it considers 
the strongest team. 

Newman of Colby, Bailey of Maine, Bearce of 
Maine, and Beane of Bowdoin, will be selected by a 
majority of those who make up a team. Wiggin of 
Bowdoin is a close second for quarterback. 

Kinsman played a phenomenal game against 
Bates but has not played through all the Maine 
.games. For this reason he cannot be put ahead of 
Parker, an old and tried man. Because of a bad 
ankle Speake could not be expected to make good in 
his position. Chapman could undoubtedly claim a 
position as halfback had he played that position 
this year, but as a fullback Bearce is perhaps his 
superior. Beane of Bowdoin doubtless deserves the 
position of right end and captain. As a player and 
as a captain he is far ahead of Pugsley and in more 
than one respect. 

Philoon has distinguished himself as a centre dur- 
rtig the time he has played. He would be unques- 
tionably the man for the place had it not been for a 
sprained ankle. The team then should be some- 
thing as follows : 

Beane of Maine, left end ; Reed of Bates, left 
tackle ; Newman of Colby, left guard ; Leonard of 
Maine, center ; Sawyer of Maine, right guard ; Reed 
of Maine, right tackle; Beane (Capt.), Bowdoin, 
right end; Bailey of Maine, or Wiggin of Bowdoin, 
quarterback ; Chapman of Bowdoin, left half back : 
Parker of Elaine, right halfback; Bearce of Maine, 
fullback. 



'99. — Among those who passed successful exam- 
inations before the State Board of Medical Exam- 
iners at Augusta on November 4 was Sumner C. 
Pattee, '99. 

'99. — The engagement of Leon B. Leavitt to Miss 
Fernald of Farmington, N. H., has been recently 
announced. 



'03. — Clement F. Robinson, '03, is one of the 
organizers of an informal club of members of the 
Alpha Delta Phi fraternity among the students of 
the Harvard Law School. Eleven colleges are rep- 
resented. 



OBITUARY. 

'66. — Charles Augustus Boardman died at 
Rimouski, Quebec, in September, 1903. 

He was born at St. Stephens, N. B., in Septem- 
ber, 1843. In 1862 he entered the tjniversity of 
New Brunswick, and in 1863 came to Bowdoin, 
where he joined the Class of 1866. After graduat- 
ing from college he was for some time a member of 
the firm of George A. Boardman & Co., lumber 
merchants of Calais, Me., and later he became asso- 
ciated with Captain Isaac Taylor, of Boston, who 
had a line of ships running to the Cape of Good 
Hope and Australia, exporting general merchan- 
dise, and importing wool ; through his other activi- 
ties he was also interested in large lumber and tan- 
nery operations near Warren, Pa. From there he 
went to Florida and organized a number of Boston 
capitalists for the building of the Florida Southern 
Railway from Palatka to the Gulf. Here he was 
also interested in the lumber business with State 
Senator Darby and others. He was an ardent 
Republican and soon developed into a leader of 
national reputation, figuring conspicuously in the 
stormy political affairs following the Tilden and 
Hayes campaign in 1876. In the late eighties he 
came north for permanent residence, and in 1897 he 
was appointed consul at Rimouski, Quebec. At the 
time of his death he was admittedly one of the 
ablest and most successful men in our consular ser- 
vice. 

In its issue following his death, the Gazette of 
Montreal said of him : "He was greatly esteemed by 
all classes in and about Rimouski for his general 
qualities and scholarly attainments. All the flags 
there are at half-mast as well as those at Farther 
Point, where the American consular agent counted 
many warmly attached friends. He leaves a son, 
now in the Klondike, and a daughter, Mrs. C. H. 
Soule of Paisaic, N. J." 

At the University Club in New York soon after 
Mr. Boardman's death, an old Bowdoin graduate 
said : "What, Charlie Boardman dead ! I don't 
wonder the flags of a foreign nation were at half- 
mast for him in two ports. He was a prince among 
men. Ask any Bowdoin man of his day and gen- 
eration, or anybody who ever knew him." 



'61. — Hon. Charles B. Rounds, one of the leading 
citizens of Calais, died November 16, after a few 
months' illness with Bright's disease. He was born 
at Auburn and fitted for college at Edward Little 
High School. At the breaking out of the war he at 
once volunteered in the 30th Maine regiment. Later 
he was transferred and became captain of Company 
K, 31st Regiment. After the war he became a 
prominent lawyer and has been county attorney and 
judge of the municipal court for many years. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBEE 26, 1903. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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A large crowd turned out Friday afternoon 
to hear the address of Rev. John D. Peters on 
the PoHtical Contest in New York. His por- 
trayal of the contemptible methods which are 
yearly undermining the strength of the com- 
monwealth was vivid and thoroughly enjoyed 
by those present. We wish that we might 
bring to the attention of the college our urgent 
need of a course of lectures every year, on live 
topics by live men such as was given by Dr. 
Peters. For a number of years there has been 
a dearth of public lectures of general interest 
before the college body. The course of 
Faculty lectures that was given two years ago 
was highly acceptable to many of us, but they 



were, for the most part, of too technical a 
character to awaken general interest. We see 
and hear too few public men at Bowdoin. 
We ought to keep in touch as much as possible 
with men of influence in educational and polit- 
ical circles not only for the sake of the benefit 
accruing to the students individually, but also 
to keep Bowdoin more prominently in the 
public eye. We sincerely hope that we will 
hear more men like the Rev. John D. Peters 
this winter. 



With this college year our several organ- 
izations have entered upon an era which 
promises to be one of prosperity and progress. 
Especially is this so of the Dramatic Associa- 
tion which was recently formed. The Asso- 
ciation is working hard to put on a play next 
term and the best dramatic, talent in the col- 
lege must be placed at its disposal, 

A Dramatic Association is a new and long- 
needed project here and in order to be suc- 
:essful it must have the hearty co-operation of 
the student body. Not only it is an honor and 
distinction to become a member of the Associa- 
tion and to secure a place on the caste, but it 
is also a source of a great deal of pleasure an.d 
profit. The Dramatic Association is one of 
those college influences, outside of the curric- 
ulum, that are so helpful in broadening a man 
and in educating him in the fullest sense of the 
word. So it is to be hoped that when the trials 
for nominations to the association are held, all 
men who have any ability in any department 
of dramatic work will be on hand. 



Now that the foot-ball season is over there 
is no particular obstacle in the way of devoting 
our attention more closely to the demands of 
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need of this we assume to be true on the basis 
of previous experience. For it is unfortu- 
nately a fact that in the past years Bowdoin 
has lost, on account of failure to meet the 
required standard of scholarship, several men 
who bade fair to distinguish themselves and 
bring honor to the college as athletes. We 
therefore take the opportunity to warn those 
men, particularly the underclassmen, who 
have been playing foot-ball during the last two 
months and those men who intend to try for 
base-ball and track in the spring, to maintain 
a good average in scholarship. Bowdoin can- 
not afford to lose any men of athletic ability, 
and we trust that such men and their immedi- 
ate friends will see to it that she does not. 
Therefore we urge the men to work as hard 
and as conscientiously in the class work as 
they have worked on the gridiron or will work 
in base-ball or track. 



PRESIDENT HYDE'S LECTURE AT 

SECOND ADVENT CHURCH, 

PORTLAND. 

President Hyde's subject was "Epicurean- 
ism : the Principle of Pleasure." He said, in 
part : 

"We are born idealists ; for an ideal is sim- 
ply an idea of some state in which we wish to 
be. There is never a waking moment of our 
lives when there is not such wished for state 
before our minds. These ideals are, for the 
most part, fragmentary and incoherent. When 
hungry our ideal is food ; when thirsty it is 
drink; when out of a job it is work; when 
rested or restless it is exercise. All philoso- 
phy can do for us is to reduce these incoherent 
and changing ideals to a unity of some princi- 
ple large and elastic enough to include thern 
all. The world has found five such principles. 
The Epicurean principle of pleasure ; the Stoic 
law of self-control ; the Platonic plan of organ- 
ization ; the Aristotelian lesson of proportion ; 
the Christian gospel of love. These five prin- 
ciples will be the topics of our five lectures. 

The Epicurean doctrine is that the world 
is a vast reservoir of potential pleasures. 
We are endowed with boundless desires to 



match. Our problem is to scoop out for our- 
selves and a few friends these pleasures as they 
go floating by. We did not make the world. 
It made itself by a fortuitous concourse of 
atoms. It would be foolish for us to try to 
alter it. It is enough that we get out of it all 
we can without troubling ourselves to put back 
what we take out. Our only desire is to get 
our share of the pleasures this vast aggrega- 
tion of atoms we call the world contains. This, 
however, is a great task. It is easy to make 
mistakes. We need much forethought to 
avoid cheating ourselves with short-lived 
pleasures that cost too much. Prudent calcu- 
lation of the relative cost and worth of com- 
peting pleasure is the sum and substance of 
philosophy. This is not a very high ideal, you 
doubtless object. I grant it; I shall try to 
show you higher ones before we are through. 
This, however, is one real and a fundamental 
one. If it is a low one, it is all the more dis- 
graceful to us if we fall below it. A great 
many of us do fall below it. The man who 
cannot stop making money when he has 
enough, or stop working when it begins to 
encroach upon his health, or cut off superflu- 
ous anxiety and worry altogether, falls below 
it. The school girl who works herself into 
depression, disease and pain to get a high rank 
mark in some rank book or other ; the business 
man who maintains an unnatural tension in 
order to accumulate more gold than he can 
spend wisely, or his children can inherit with- 
out enervation, falls below the Epicurean 
ideal. We all must endure strains at times, but 
they must be for ends reason can approve, and 
we must not bunch them or permit attitude of 
strain to become chronic. 

Whoever is willing to pay the Epicurean 
price for happiness will receive it just as soon 
as he pays down the cash of a faithful and 
consistent application of these principles. If 
any one goes about the world in chronic 
unhappiness, it is ninety-nine times out of a 
hundred the fault not of his circumstances but 
of himself. It is prudence to plan for the 
simple pleasures that can be had for the ask- 
ing, resolution to cut off those that cost too 
high. 

In conclusion the serious defects of the 
Epicurean ideal were pointed out, and George 
Eliot's character of Tito Melema was given as 
an illustration of the depths of infamy into 
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above the Epicurean principle of pleasure. 
Epicureanism is a doctrine which it is a shame 
to fall below and a greater shame not to rise 
above. Epicureanism is an element we all 
need to tone down the tension of our anxious, 
worn and weary lives ; an element no one of us 
can afford to leave out; yet the more we have 
of it, the more we need the deeper and higher 
principles to keep it in due subordination and 
control. 



A COMMUNICATION. 

To the Botvdoin Orient: 

At this time when the work of the foot- 
ball team is over and the men are getting their 
rewards in the shape of the B's which they' 
have so richly earned, it is time to think of the 
next contest in which Bowdoin takes part. 
We all know the history of our debates with 
Amherst ; how in spite of the work of the men 
who made the team we have twice gone down 
to defeat, not by any means inglorious defeat, 
but still defeat. Now this year we face 
Amherst again, with no better prospect than 
we had before. We have not a man who has 
ever been on the team before, while Amherst 
has one of the three that beat us last year. 
Further than this, it is very hard to get the 
men who might help out the college in this 
line to come out and try for the team. Now 
there must be some reason for this, and we 
haven't far to look for it. It is simply this, 
that the inducement offered is not large 
enough. True, there is a medal offered, but 
that is little to show for the work a man must 
do to make the team. There are no trips to 
make as there are in the other lines of college 
activity and there is no pleasure in the prac- 
tice as, there is in tennis or base-ball, but hard, 
interesting work and lots of it. Now, why 
shouldn't we make the inducement for this 
work similar to that oft'ered for men who 
make the other teams and grant a B either 
plain or modified to the members of the 
debating team? This custom of granting the 
college letter is followed at Harvard and sev- 
eral other colleges. There can be no doubt 
that it would be earned as fully as many B's 
now granted, such as those to tennis men, 
managers, etc., and it would certainly get the 
men out who must get out if we are ever to 
beat Amherst. 

X. 



DR. PETERS' LECTURE. 

A large and appreciative audience gath- 
ered at Memorial Hall last Friday to greet 
Dr. Peters. Dr. Peters' subject was the 
''Fight Against Tammany." Fresh from the 
scenes of the recent New York elections his 
talk was thoroughly interesting and practical. 
Dr. Peters not only spoke on the evils of 
Tammany politics, but also on the general 
prevalence of political corruption as evidenced 
in the wholesale buying of votes in all parts 
of the United States. Dr. Peters closed with 
an appeal to all to throw their influence on the 
side of political purity. 

The Orient on behalf of the students 
extends thanks to Dr. Peters and the Faculty 
for the address and hopes that the Faculty 
will be encouraged by the good attendance to 
secure other srood lecturers. 



STATE CONFERENCE OF Y. M. C. A. 

Plans are now being made for the annual 
convention of the State Young Men's Christ- 
ian Association, which will meet at Bowdoin 
about January 22-24. It will be remembered 
that the first convention of this kind met at 
Colby last winter and was considered suc- 
cessful. 

While definite arrangements have not been 
made the meetings will probably be in the 
nature of conferences on the needs and 
methods of college association work. Mr. 
Arthur B. Williams, Yale, '99, Intercollegiate 
Secretary of the International Committee for 
the East, will have the direct control of the 
conference and he will be assisted by Charles 
W. Gilkey, Harvard, '03, Secretary for 
preparatory schools. 

It is also expected that the first of the win- 
ter term the Bible classes of Bowdoin will unite 
with the classes of Bates College in a Bible 
Study Institute. This will be to arouse more 
enthusiasm in these courses and to train stu- 
dent leaders. Air. Clayton S. Cooper, Bible 
Study Secretary, will be present and make 
complete arrangements which will be 
announced later. It is hoped that after the 
Thanksgiving recess that every man enrolled 
in Bible Study here will make a determined 
effort to support the classes. There is no 
reason why Bowdoin should not hold her own 
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which are the leading associations of North 
America. There was an enrollment of over 
16,000 men last year in student Bible courses 
and this number will probably be more than 
doubled this year. 



MUSICAL CLUBS. 

The results of the preliminary trials for 
the college glee and mandolin-guitar clubs 
have been announced as follows : 

Glee Club — First tenors : Ansel C. Den- 
ning, '05, George C. Purington, Jr., '04, John 
W. Leydon, '07, Merton A. McRae, '04, Har- 
old E. Wilson, '07. 

Second tenors: Millard F. Chase, '04, 
Ralph N. Gushing, '05, Henry L. Johnson, 
'07, Philip R. Shorey, '07. 

First bass : D. Bradford Andrews, '06, 
Louis D. H. Weld, "05, Clarence A. Rogers, 
'06, Thomas R. Winchell, '07, Frank L. Bass, 
'07, Chester S. Davis, '06. 

Second bass : Bernard Archibald, '04, 
leader, Romilly Johnson, '06, Osgood A. Pike, 
'07, John P. Winchell, '06, Morris H. Neal, 
'07, William S. Linnell, '07. 

Mandolin-Guitar Club — First mandolins: 
C. Franklin Packard, '04, Philip F. Chapman, 
'06, leader, George W. Burpee, '04, John M. 
Bridgham, '04, D. Bradford Andrews, '06. 

Second Mandolins: Thomas E. Chase, '04, 
Alfred R. Boothby, '06, Thomas R. Winchell, 
'07, Robert T. Woodruff, '06, Walter B. 
Clark, '05. 

Guitars: Harry L. Palmer, '04, John P. 
Winchell, '06, Robert K. Eaton, '05, and Frank 
J. Weed, '07. 



DELTA KAPPA EPSILON CONVEN- 
TION. 

The fifty-seventh annual convention of the 
Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity was held with 
the Phi Gamma chapter at its new fraternity 
house in Syracuse, N. Y., November 11, 12 
and 13. 

Extensive preparations were made by the 
local chapter, and everything was in readiness 
to give the delegates a royal welcome. About 
250 representatives from the forty chapters 
that compose the national fraternity were pres- 
ent, besides a large number of graduate mem- 
bers. The convention was held under the 



auspices of the Central New York Alumni 
Association, and the Yates Hotel was the head- 
Cjuarters for all business sessions. On 
Wednesday evening a Smoker was held at the 
Chapter House. On Thursday at 10 a.m., a 
business session was held. At the conclusion 
of the morning business session the delegates 
proceeded to the City Hall, where the conven- 
tion photog'raph was taken. Lines were then 
formed and, with President Williamson at the 
head, the delegates marched to Hanover 
Square, where they gave the fraternity yell. 

In the evening a reception and dance was 
given which was one of the most elaborate col- 
lege functions of the year. The spacious fra- 
ternity house was tastefully decorated and pre- 
sented a magnificent appearance. Invitations 
had been extended to a large number and 
about 600 were present during the evening. 
Friday morning, at 10 a.m., a business session 
was held and also one in the afternoon at 2 
P.M. The banquet was held Friday evening. 
On Saturday the delegates witnessed the 
annual Brown-Syracuse foot-ball game. 

The convention broke all Delta Kappa 
Epsilon records for attendance, and was in 
every way a magnificent success. 

Archibald, '04, represented the Bowdoin 
chapter. 



CAMPUS CH|f=lT. 



There is a slight epidemic of typhoid fever at 
Brown University. 

Professor Woodruff granted adjourns to his 
classes last Friday. 

The foundations of the- new gates have been cov- 
ered for the winter, 

Bradbury. '02. was renewing old acquaintances 
about the campus last week. 

Several under-classmen are attending Miss Har- 
vey's dancing school, at Bath. 

Don I. Gould, '03, of Wolfboro, N. H., is study- 
ing law in Barrett Potter's office. 

Professor Lee is to exhibit 100 lantern slides of 
birds before the meeting of the Maine Ornithologi- 
cal Society at Gardiner, November 27. 

There is a great typhoid fever scare at Williams 
College and seven cases were recently reported. 
Walter Squires, the pole vaulter, is among those 
stricken, which will probably prevent his taking 
part in the Worcester Meet. 



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William J. Crowley, the well-known foot-ball ref- 
eree, was on the campus Sunday. 

The Y. M. C. A. meeting Sunday afternoon was 
addressed by Professor William A. Houghton. 

Bates and Finn, 'o5, officiated at the Bangor- 
Portland game, Saturday, in Portland. 

Professor Lee has found several fine specimens 
of coal and asbestos in the vicinity of Phillips. 

On Wednesday, Nov. i8, five hundred Tech men 
serenaded President Henry S. Pritchett, on his 
return from abroad. 

The Maine newspapers have at last disagreed 
upon the all-Maine team and now we may hear again 
of the exploits of Carrie Nation. 

Professor Dennis read a paper on the "Last of 
the Elizabethan Seamen" before the Maine Histor- 
ical Society in Portland last week. 

The out-door running track was put in position 
for the winter. Saturday. It is none too early to 
begin training for the B. A. A. Meet. 

According to newspaper reports, Colby is already 
working very hard to gain the available preparatory 
school foot-ball material. Let us go and do like- 
wise ! 

The regular devotional meeting of the Y. M. C. 
A. Thursday evening was led by Bavis, '06, and the 
subject discussed was "Hindrances to the Service of 
Christ." 

President Hyde preached at the Universalist 
Church Sunday morning. Nearly all the students 
who remained in Brunswick attended the services on 
this account. 

Professor Chapman delivered an address on 
"The Reading of Books" at the Cumberland County 
Teachers' Association, in Portland, Friday, 
November 20. 

The regular mid-term warnings made their 
appearance last week, and as a result several of the 
fellows are likely to be a little more studious for the 
remainder of the term. 

One of the events of Saturday was the foot-ball' 
game between the upper and lower classmen of the 
Kappa Sigma fraternity. The former were the 
victors by a score of 10 to 6. 

Dr. Charles Burleigh, a graduate of the Medical 
School. Class of '91, has announced that he is to 
publish a very complete work on "The History and 
Genealogy of the Ingalls Family." 

The Portland Advertiser of last Saturday even- 
ing contained an illustrated article on the Bowdoin 
exploring expedition. It contained portraits of 
Professor Lee and Austin Cary, '87. 

Some of the men taking Debating 2 are consider- 
ing the plan of starting a training table. The course 
now meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings and 
usually consumes about three hours a night. 

Copies of the rules in regard to excuses for 
absence from chapel and recitations are being dis- 
tributed this week, in order that everyone may know 
exactly what the new rules are. 



There was a general exodus of students Friday. 
All could not attend the Harvard- Yale game, but 
dozens were interested observers of the great high 
school contest between Portland and Bangor in 
Portland. 

Bowdoin's regular fitting schools will be visited 
this year by Professor Files at Fryeburg, Profes- 
sor Johnson at Thornton, Professor Robinson at 
East Machias, and Professor Houghton at Lincoln 
Academy. 

Professor Robinson will attend on Friday the 
meeting of the Executive Committee of the Mame 
Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools 
which occurs at Waterville. He is the chairman of 
this committee. 

With its last issue, the BriDiszvick Record com- 
pleted its first year. The Orient heartily congratu- 
lates the Record, which has proved itself to be a 
bright, lively and wholly up-to-date weekly. May it 
continue to prosper. 

In the many all-Maine line-ups that have appeared 
in the various papers of the State, we notice gladly 
that Beane of Bowdoin is a prominent choice for 
right end. And surely no more worthy man could 
be found for the place. 

The U. of M. foot-ball team was given a banquet 
last week at Hotel Leno.x, Bangor. Many alumni 
were present and a most enjoyable time was had. 
Coach Farley during the evening was presented with 
a loving cup in token of his services. 

Many of the college men are taking advantage of 
the opportunity to hear Rev. Mr. Jump of the 
Church on the Hill in his Sunday evening talks on 
"Some Homespun Virtues." The music at this ser- 
vice is especially interesting this fall. 

Three of the Maine college elevens will have the 
same captains, next fall, as they had this year. This 
is rather an unusual occurrence as the captain is 
almost always from the Senior Class. Beane of 
Bowdoin is the only one to graduate. 

The .\lbany Law School has inaugurated a new 
series of lectures on the subject of Legal Ethics. 
Gen. Thomas A. Hubbard, Bowdoin, 1857, and who 
is also a graduate of this school, is the donor of the 
course and delivered the opening lecture. 

The number of good singers in the entering 
class this year is exceptionally large. Already 
nine of the new men have qualified in the first trials 
of the Glee Club, and it is probable that the class 
will be well represented in the club as finally 
chosen. 

Dr. F. N. Whittier was an expert witness for the 
government at the first trial and will also appear at 
the second trial of Alexander Terrio, the alleged 
murderer. Dr. Whittier made microscopical exam- 
inations and photographs which tended to connect 
Terrio with the crime. 

The Class of 1907 has had hard luck so far in the 
interclass athletic contests. Both base-ball games 
and the foot-ball garne were won by 1906. The 
Freshmen should not be discouraged, however, as 
they will have a chance to show their efficiency in 
the annual indoor meet. 



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Professor Allan E. Rogers, Bowdoin, '76, who is 
now the Professor of History and Political Economy 
at the University of Maine, has been elected an 
honorary member of the Gamma Eta Gamma 
Society, which is composed of students of»the Uni- 
versity of Maine's School of Law. 

The Thanksgiving recess is the subject of 
importance now and everyone who lives within a 
reasonable distance is planning to spend the day at 
home. Those who do not will probably attend the 
Bowdoin undergraduate dinner in Boston. 

One of the Freshmen was observed going about 
the campus last Thursday, carrying his coat over 
his arm. This seemed rather queer because the 
weather was exceptionally cold, and attracted much 
attention at the time. Inquiry showed that he had 
just got a 1907 class sweater, which he desired to 
display regardless of the weather. 

Anna Eva Fay made no attempt to prophecy the 
foot-ball scores in Maine, this year, but her recent 
assertion in regard to the new theatre in Lewiston, 
seems to be causing some trouble. She says that 
on the opening night there will be a great accident 
causing many deaths. As a result the managers of 
the house are finding great difficulty in disposing of 
the seats which they expected would be eagerly 
demanded. 

None of the Maine college elevens will be badly 
broken up by the graduation of the Class of 1903. 
Bates will lose four men : Cutten, center, Cole, end. 
Rounds, quarterback, and Briggs, fullback. Bow- 
doin loses two men, Beane, end, and Cox, tackle. 
Colby loses Cowing, fullback, Roberts, guard, and 
Clark, tackle, and it is doubtful if VValkins is back, 
next fall. The Maine team will lose Sawyer, guard. 
Learned, center. Bean, end, and Parker, halfback. 

Most of the papers in their reports of the Bow- 
doin-Bates game, a week ago, had it that Bates 
replaced Speake at halfback when the latter's bad 
ankle compelled his withdrawal from the game. 
Bates has not been in foot-ball togs since the Bow- 
doin-U. of M. game, of October 31, as parental 
objection to his playing obliged him to give up the 
game. Speake was replaced by Redman, '07, who is 
one of the most promising men on the Bowdoin 
squad. 

The History of Art course, which is continued 
this year by Miss Maud Mason, was opened very 
successfully Monday evening before an appreciative 
audience in the Physical Lecture room of the Science 
Building. The course this season will be devoted 
to a study of the works of Michael Angelo and 
Raphael, and in the first lecture the life of IVIichael 
Angelo and his earlier productions were considered. 
Stereopticon views add greatly to the interest and 
value of this course. 



The Intercollegiate News furnishes a list of the 
colleges in the United States first, in order of num- 
ber of total enrollment. They are: Columbia 4,499, 
Harvard 4,142. University of California 4,008, Michi^ 
gan 3,709, Minnesota 3,656, Chicago 3,520, Illinois 
2,9.32, Wisconsin 2,810, Yale 2,685, ^nd Pennsylvania 
2,573- 



LIBRARY NOTES. 

.A list of late books now on file at the Library is 
as follows : — 

Short History of Ancient Greek Sculptors. 

Personal Recollections of N. Hawthorne, by H. 
Bridge. 

1 he Forms of Prose Literature, J. H. Gardiner. 

Poets and Dreamers, Lady Gregory. 

Who's Who in America. 

A'lodern Painters, J. Ruskin. 

Human Personality, F. W. H. Myers. 

Aids to the Study of Dante. 

More Letters of Charles Darwin. 

Arnold's March from Cambridge to Quebec, by 
J. H. Smith. 

Hypnotism, by O. G. Wetterstrand. 

Creeds of Christendom. 

Complete Works of Artemas Ward. 

America in Literature. 

The Mother of Washington and Her Times. 



MEETING OF THE BASE-BALL MANAGERS. 

The managers of the Maine college base-ball 
teams met at the Elmwood, Waterville. Wednesday, 
to arrange a schedule for next season, John B. 
Roberts of Colby, W. F. Finn, Jr., of Bowdoin, John 
A. McDermott of the University of Maine, and P. 
H. Plant of Bates, being present. It was found 
that each manager had already arranged a number 
of outside dates and that these caused confusion. 
Most of the time was devoted to clearing the way 
for the Maine schedule and this was pretty 
thoroughly done. The schedule was blocked out and 
agreed upon, but not finally accepted. It will be 
completed by correspondence and announced later. 
Two games will be played by each of the colleges 
It is expected that the complete schedule can be 
finally settled and announced in a short time now. 



ATHLETICS. 



Sophomores, 10; i"RESHMEN 0. 

The annual Sophomore-Freshman foot-ball game 
was played on Whittier Field, Wednesday afternoon, 
and resulted in a victory for the Sophomores by a 
score of 10 to o. There was an inch of snow on the 
field and a sharp crust made it very disagreeable for 
the players. The teams were evenly matched and 
neither side scored during the first half. The result 
was the reverse of what had been expected, but the 
Sophomore backs proved themselves better men in 
carrying the ball than was anticipated. The Fresh- 
men kicked 0!? to the Sophomores, who made 50 
yards, but were held for downs on the 30-yard line. 
Speake made a ten-yard gain but was unable to 
repeat his performance and the Freshmen were held 
for downs. The Sophomores were unable to make 
any long gains and time was called with the ball in 
their possession on the Freshmen's 28-yard line. 

The Sophomores kicked ; off to the Freshmen, 
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yards, Favinger 25. Chapman, Winslow and 
Favinger then advanced the ball by gains of 5 to 
10 yards to the i-yard line. Chapman then scored 
the first touchdown, but failed to kick the goal. 
The Sophomores kicked off to the Freshmen and 
again secured the ball for downs. Favinger made 35 
yards, Winslow 15 and Chapman 10. Winslow 
went around left end for a second touchdown. 
Chapman again failed to kick a goal. 
The line-up and summary follow : 

Sophomores. Freshmen. 

Bodkin, l.e r.e., Bass-Robinson. 

Bavis. 1. t r.t., Glidden-Duddy. 

Skolfield, l.g r.g., Powers-Smith. 

Brown, c c, Fernalcl. 

Cunningham, r.g l.g., McMichael. 

Haley, r.t. and Capt l.t., W. Drummond. 

Tobey, r.e I.e., J. Drummond-Holt. 

Bradford, q.b q.b., Ben. Briggs. 

Favinger, l.h.b r.h.b., Redman-Kimball. 

Winsfow, r.h.b l.h.b., Speake, Capt. 

Chapman, f.b f.b.. Blanchard. 

Score — Sophomores, 10 ; Freshmen, o. Touch- 
downs made by Chapman and Winslow. Umpire — 
Wallace C. Philoon, '05. Referee — Capt. Emery 
Beane, '04. Linesmen — Walter M. Sanborn, '05. 
Joseph Gumbel, med. Time — 15-minute and 
lo-minute periods. 



FOOT-BALL UNSPORTSMANLIKE? 

President Merrill of Colgate University finds 
much fault with foot-ball as at present played, as 
being a game that is seriously deficient in the element 
of sport, but he credits it with some virtues, and, 
among others, with cultivating observation. Presi- 
dent Eliot, writing in the Atlantic Moiitlily about 
schools, mentions it as one of the ill results of the 
great increase of interest in sports among school- 
boys, that the boys' powers of observation are less 
cultivated than formerly. That children should 
learn to observe he considers of great importance, 
and thinks boys fortunate who go to school in the 
country, where animals, tame and wild, and natural 
growths and objects provoke their attention. But 
he finds that the present overpowering interest in 
sports draws away the minds of the boys from 
nature study, and as for the observation that games 
develop, he says it becomes automatic and therefore 
not of much educational value. Not that he dis- 
parages sport as sport, for he does not. 



The registration of the Freshman Class at Yale 
is 707, an increase of 115, due largely to the with- 
drawal of Greek as an entrance requirement. 

Twenty students of Grove City College, Sharon, 
Pa., were suspended and two expelled uncondition- 
ally by the faculty for pelting the President, L C. 
Ketler, with stones when he endeavored to stop the 
students who were engaged in celebrating the vic- 
tory of their foot-ball team over the Waynesburg 
eleven. 



ALUMNI. 



'so. — At a reception given in honor of the 
Mikado's birthday by the consul-general of Japan in 
New York last Saturday, Rev. John S. Sewall, D.D., 
of Bangor, was a guest of honor and one of the 
speakers. Dr. Sewall was at one time chaplain on 
Commodore Peary's ship and one of the few pres- 
ent at the signing of the treaty between Japan and 
the United States in 1854. 

'52. — Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, of Portland, 
formerly of Bangor, has recently returned from a 
trip to the scenes of some of the battles he partici- 
pated in in the Civil War, including Petersburg and 
Appomattox. 

'6g. — Rev. H. S. Whitman, pastor of the Univer- 
salist parish at Brunswick, left Monday for Florida, 
where he will spend the winter. 

'81. — James P. Baxter is the Republican candidate 
for mayor of Portland. 

'95. — Herbert J. Dudley has retired from his posi- 
tion of United States Customs Inspector at Ferry 
Point Bridge, to become business manager of the 
Calais Times. He will also open a law office in the 
Horton Block, Main Street, Bangor. He was 
admitted to practice before the Washington County 
Bar in October, igo2, and is considered one of 
the rising young men of his profession. 

'97. — James P. Russell, of Rockland, has been 
appointed State bacteriologist by the State Board of 
Health. He received his degree of M.D. from the 
Maine Medical School and also served as assistant 
professor of bacteriology in Bowdoin. Besides, he 
has had much practical experience in Boston Hos- 
pitals. He will have his headquarters on Winter 
Street, Augusta. 

'97, M. 1900. — At Williston Church, Portland, 
occurred on November 19, the wedding of Dr. Phillip 
Webb Davis and Miss Grace Rinten Seiders, both of 
that city, the ceremony being performed by Dr. 
Smith Baker. The groom was attended by Mr. 
Alfred Page Cook. After the ceremony a wedding 
breakfast was served for the bridal party and mem- 
bers of the immediate families at the home of the 
bride. 

'97. — John M. Shute is teaching at Stamford, 
Conn. 

M. '98. — Dr. Herbert A. Black is president of the 
County Medical Society,, Pueblo, Colo. 

'90.— Arthur H. Nason, who was connected with 
the English Department at Bowdoin, last year, is 
pursuing post-graduate work at Columbia Univer- 
sity, this year, along this same line. His present 
address is 526 W. 133d Street, New York City. 

'gg. — The engagement is announced of Leon 
Brooks Leavitt to Miss Elizabeth Fernald of Far- 
mington, N. H. 

tgoo. — E. B. Stackpole is studying Political Econ- 
omy at Columbia University. 

1900 and ex-'g8. — Harry H. Hamlen was mar- 
ried June 2, 1903, to Miss Edna Moore Stoney of 
Pittsburg. They are living in Philadelphia, where 
Mr. Hamlen is inspector with the American Tele- 
graph and Telephone Company. 

'03. — Daniel C. Munro is athletic instructor at 
Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. 



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'03. — A. Perry Holt, who is teaching school in 
Hartford, Conn., was visiting friends in Brunswick 
recently. 

M. 1900. — The sad news was learned Saturday 
of the death by tubercular meningitis of Le.ster G. 
Purinton of the Medical Class of 1900. The doctor 
had been for the past year in failing health, but the 
report of his death came as a sudden blow to his 
friends. Dr. Purinton was thirty years of age, the 
son of Nathaniel S. Purinton of Bowdoin, Me., pri- 
vate secretary to Governor Hill. He graduated in 
'92 from the Nichols Latin School at Lewiston, and 
in '96 completed his course at Bates, where he had 
an honor part. He received the diploma from the 
Medical School of Maine in 1900, being an excellent 
student and standing well up in his class. He 
became a member of the Maine Medical Association 
during the past year. The doctor commenced 
practice in Gray, but in the fall of 1901 moved to 
Yarmouth, where he soon gained a prosperous prac- 
tice and an ever-increasing circle of friends. Sad to 
relate, besides his parents and other relatives, he 
leaves a widow, a bride of but six weeks, the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danville S. Chadbourne 
of Mattawamkeag, Me. They were married in Octo- 
ber, and following a wedding tour among the lakes 
of central Maine were to take up their residence in 
Yarmouth the present month. 



OBITUARY. 

'71. — Dr. A. L. Fenlason, a graduate of the 
Medical School, 1871, of Caribou, died from the 
effects of a stroke of paralysis on November 11. He 
was born in Hodgdon, Me., sixty-two years ago, 
where he fitted for the Medical School. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE NEWS. 

A department of Celtic language is soon to be 
established at the University of California. 

The first college paper was published at Dart- 
mouth. 

The University of Chicago Weekly has been dis- 
continued and its place taken by a daily paper, the 
Daily Maroon. 

The University of Calcutta, India, has an attend- 
ance of over 10,000 men and is thus one of the 
largest in the world. 

The new gymnasium at Princeton, when com- 
pleted, will be the largest of its kind in the world. 
Its dimensions will be 100 by 166 feet in the clear, 
without a column or post intervening. 

Plans are under way for the erection of a univer- 
sity tavern at Columbia, which will serve as a place 
where class dinners, smokers and alumni reunions 
can be held. 

Leland Stanford has been challenged by the Johns 
Hopkins University to a series of joint debates. 
This is the first time that a western college has ever 
received a challenge from an eastern college. 

Courtney, the Cornell crew coach, has signed a 
contract to remain in Ithaca for the five ensuing 
years. 



Work has begun upon the Pulitzer School of 
Journalism at Columbia University, for which 
$2,000,000 has been given by Joseph Pulitzer. It is 
expected that it will be finished by the fall of 1904, 
and iVIurat Halstead, the well-known journalist, has 
been thought of as being placed at its head. 

President Schurman of Cornell University, at a 
recent mass meeting of students, took a decided 
stand in favor of foot-ball. He said in part, "If I 
were a student I should consider it an honor to be 
a member of the foot-ball eleven." 

Brown has a new dormitory and engineering 
building this year. 

The Fresliman Class at Dartmouth numbers 260 
men. 

Cornell is soon to erect dormitories for men at a 
cost of $500,000. 

Notwithstanding the late typhoid fever epidemic, 
Cornell University opened with 2,34s students reg- 
istered, of whom 815 are members of the Freshman 
Class. Both the total registration and the registra- 
tion, of the Freshman Class is larger than at the 
corresponding term a year ago. 

Harvard has been presented with a stadium, to be 
erected on Soldiers' Field, by the Class of 1879. The 
stadium is to take the place of the present base-ball 
and foot-ball stands, and will have a seating capac- 
ity of 27,000. The cost of the structure is esti- 
mated at $175,000, and will probably be finished in 
time for the Yale-Harvard game. 

By the gifts of Andrew Carnegie, Princeton will 
build for the use of its crews a new artificial lake 
located near the campus. 

Ten thousand dollars has been received for a new 
athletic field at Cornell, and work will be commenced 
next spring. 

All Harvard men who are eligible to vote in New 
York this year will be allowed leave of absence to 
go there to register and vote. 

The University of Michigan intends to enter a 
team at the Intercollegiate Fencing Tournament, 
which will be held late this winter at New York. 
This will be Michigan's debut in the Eastern fencing 
circle. 

Brown LTniversity has organized a bowling club. 
A new $100,000 iauilding has been erected at the 
Lhiiversity of Virginia. 

The Yale Foreign Missionary Society has 
announced its plan to establish a great university in 
China, which will take Yale for its model. 

Amherst has the signal honor of being the first 
college to ever defeat Harvard on Soldiers' Field. 
President White of Colby recently met a commit- 
tee of the students of that institution for the purpose 
of forming again the "College Senate." This is for 
the purpose of bringing to the minds of the students 
the opinions and ideas of the Faculty in their true 
light and to prevent such misunderstandings as 
occurred at the time of the recent "Rebellion." It is 
to be composed of the President, two members from 
the Faculty, four from the Senior Class, three from 
the Junior Class, two from the Sophomore Class, 
and one from the Freshman Class. This Senate 
will correspond to our Bowdoin "Jury." May it 
have the same amount of business ! 

The Y. M. C. A. of McGill University intends to 
erect a new building at a cost of $80,000. For this 
$65,000 has already been subscribed. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, DECEMBER 10, 1903. 



No. 18. 



BO WD 01 1^1 ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED ETKRY THUKSDAT OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STODENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

William T. Rowe, 1904, Eaitor-iu-Cliief. 

Harold J. Eterett, I90i Business Manager. 

William F. Finn, Jr., 1905, Assistant Editor-iu-Chief. 
Arthur L. JIcCobb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 
S. T. Dana, 1904. W. S. Ccshinq, 1905. 

John W. Frost, 1904. S. G. Haley, 1906. 

E. H. R. Burroughs, 1905. D. K. Porter, 1906. 

R. G. Webber, 1906. 



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Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

It is with ever-increasing pride that Bow- 
doin men point to Hnbbard Hall as a building 
worth)- of its environments and a testimony 
to the affection of a loyal graduate. We 
rejoice to say to a visitor on the campus that 
this is our library. It might sometimes be 
questioned, however, if our pride is not some- 
what hypocritical, for the statistics would be 
almost startling if it could be shown what per 
cent, of the students make intelligent use of 
the library. Even in showing a visitor about 
the building there are many things which will 
be neglected unless we ourselves know of 
their importance and interest. How many of 
the students know the history of the old clock 



in the upper hall, or the meanings of the 
emblems on the escutcheons on either side of 
the building? Of more practical importance 
than this, how many of the students know 
how to intelligently use the card catalogue or 
to follow out any subject through the intricate 
maze of reference room shelves ? It is of 
incalculable profit to thus feel one's way along 
over the accumulated wealth of many minds. 
No way of obtaining instruction in the 
practical methods of library research can pos- 
sibly be more profitaljle than the plan which 
Professor Little has generously proposed. He 
has cordially invited small groups of the 
undergraduates to visit the building, Wednes- 
day afternoon, when some member of the 
library staff will be prepared to give instruc- 
tion in the simpler details of the work. Every 
student, especially the new. men, should take 
advantage of this opportunity. 



On Monday evening the students of the 
college were tendered a rare treat in Mr. Pow- 
ers' impersonations from David Copperfield. 
Mr. Powers is one of the most popular artists 
in dramatic impersonation and delighted the 
large audience that gathered to hear him. 
Judging from the size of the audiences that 
attend these generous gifts of the Faculty, 
they are thoroughly appreciated by all. 
Thanks in behalf of the students is extended 
to the Faculty and the Saturday Club which 
united with the officers of the college in secur- 
ing Mr. Powers. 



The Orient heartily congratulates the 
students on their zeal in the formation of sec- 
tional clubs, and hopes to see many such clubs. 
The aims of these clubs, which seem at pres- 



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ent to be mostly of a social nature, while most 
worthy and deserving of commendation, still 
seem to lack the essential and vital purpose 
which such an organization should embody — 
the interest and welfare of the college. At 
present the study body as a whole look upon 
these clubs with indiilerence, with the excep- 
tion, perhaps, of the few who are taking an 
active part in their organization and have fore- 
sight enough to realize the immense power 
and good which can be done when once they 
are directed in the right paths. Some even 
view these organizations with open disap- 
proval — a stand which we cannot condemn 
too strongly. The dissenters' chief argument 
is that the student body will be divided into 
more cliques — a thing which on the face of it 
seems an utter improbability. But the major- 
ity of the students look at the matter in ,a 
good-natured way, think it a good thing, sit 
idly l>y and let it go at that. It must not be 
so ! The time for "dead members" is past, 
and the man who sees nothing more in his 
college life than that portrayed by the cold 
type of a text-book, is indeed a "dead one." 
He is the man who doesn't attend games, 
doesn't try for his college organizations, and 
discourages every enterprise. But we are 
glad to say that Bowdoin is fast losing this 
type of student, and we are coming to a real- 
ization of the true value of our college. So 
now let us take up the matter of sectional clubs 
and view it in the right light. The Christmas 
vacation is soon at hand and it will be an 
opportune time for energetic and hard work 
by the members of these clubs. The clubs are 
young as yet, and perhaps the best methods 
of procedure will not be hit upon at once. 
Committees might be appointed for various 
localities, and all prospective college men, 
even if they have no intentions whatever of 
coming to Bowdoin, should at least be made 
aware of the good things they will miss by not 
coming here. Now is the time to act! Let 
a mass-meeting be held before the coming 
recess, at which the matter can be thoroughly 
discussed and the best plans perfected for 



making these sectional clubs what they should 
be — an aid and an influence for Bowdoin. 



NOTICES. 

The next number of the Orient will be 
issued December 17, and will be the last one 
of the term. 



HENRY IRVING. 

Henry Irving, the great English actor, will 
appear at the Jefferson Theater, December 14, 
in "The Bells" and "Waterloo." 



A RADICAL CHANGE. 

At the last meeting of the Faculty, it was 
voted to establish the system of major and 
minor subjects as a basis for election which is 
now used in Yale, Dartmouth and several 
other colleges. This is one of the most 
important steps taken by the Faculty for a 
number of years and one which should recom- 
mend itself to the entire student body. 
According to this system, a man must take 
during his four years at college one of the fol- 
lowing courses : 

1. He may take 2 major subjects. 

2. He may take i major and 2 minor 
subjects. 

3. He may take 4 minor subjects. 

A major subject is one taken for three 
years in succession, and a minor, one taken for 
two years in succession. Thus a major subject, 
according to the above rule, is made equal to 
two minors. Of course this does not mean 
that a man can elect just two courses and con- 
tinue them for three years. He must still 
elect four- courses per term, but they must be 
so chosen that they will conform with the sys- 
tem adopted. 

The system goes into force immediately, 
but will aft"ect only the present Sophomore 
and Freshman classes. 



GOVERNMENT CLUB. 

The Government Club organized last 
week, is composed of the following members : 
Archibald, Beane, Bryant, Coan, Cunning- 
ham, Gould, Harper, Kimball, Lunt, Palmer, 



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Powers, Sexton, Shore}-. Professor McRea 
and Professor Dennis were elected to honor- 
ary membership. The chib held its first meet- 
ing Wednesday evening, when a paper was 
read on "The General, Political, Economic 
Aspect of the Tariff from 1781 to 1816," by 
Liint. 



UNDERGRADUATE DINNER. 

The undergraduate dinner which was 
given at Copley Square Hotel on Friday, the 
27th of last month, was attended by a goodly 
number of students from the college. After 
an elaborate menu of eight courses the toasts 
were given, Walter H. Sexton acting as toast- 
master. The toasts were : Our College, 
Myrton A. Bryant ; Foot-ball, Wallace C. Phi- 
loon ; The Fair Sex, Clarence A. Rogers ; 
Track, Philip M. Clark; Night-Shirt Parade, 
Harold E. Wilson; Base-ball, William F. 
Finn, Jr. ; The Faculty, Walter A. Powers. 
Others who were present were : E. P. D. 
Hathavv'av, T. W. Cunningham, M. A. McRae, 
•04; J. H. Brett and L. D. H. Weld, '05 ; J. S. 
Waterman, H. S. Stetson, C. A. Rogers, C. F. 
Jenks of '06, C. G. Clark, H. B. Chandler, E. 
H. Macl\lichael, '07. Weld and Waterman 
acted as committee of arrangements. 



DEBATING. 

The ninth debate of the course was deliv- 
ered last Thursday, the subject being 
Rcsoli'cd, That in the W-ebster-Hayne 
Debate Webster's view of the constitution was 
historicallv more true than Hayne's. 

The debate, which was one of the best of 
the course, resulted in a 12-10 vote in favor of 
the negative. The negative was supported by 
Clark, tlarvey and Schneider, the affirmative 
by Limt, Plenderson, and Much. 



DANCE AT PYTHIAN HALL. 

Friday evening, December 4, was the occa- 
sion of an informal dancing party given by 
Sexton, '04, and White, '05, to the members 
of the Alpha Delta Phi Society and their 
friends. The party gathered at Pythian Hall 
at eight-thirty and the dancing commenced 
soon after. The nuisic for the twenty num- 
bers was furnished by Greenleaf and Bower 



of Auburn, and during intermission the mem- 
bers of the fraternity gathered together and 
sang a number of "frat" songs. Emerson, '04, 
and Johnson, '06, officiated at the piano. The 
patronesses were Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Moody 
and Mrs. White of Lewiston. The ladies 
from out of town, chaperoned by Mrs. White, 
remained at the chapter-house over night and 
attended chapel services the next morning. 
Each feature of the affair was a distinct suc- 
cess, and was enjoyed thoroughly by all those 
who were present. 

Besides all the active members of the fra- 
ternity the following gentlemen were pres- 
ent : Edgar A. Kaharl, '99 ; Willard T. Libby, 
'99; Joseph C. Pearson, 1900; John H. White, 
'01; Thomas H. Riley, '03; and Thomas C. 
White, '03. 



BOWDOIN PRESS CLUB. 

The Press Club, which for several years 
has been extinct, was reorganized last week. 
The purpose of the club will be to increase 
the influence of Bowdoin throughout the dif- 
ferent schools and to protect her interests by 
sending out correct reports and accounts of all 
college news. The various newspapers of the 
State and several others are represented and 
it is hoped that much good will be accom- 
plished. The members at present are Rowe, 
'04, Nutter, "05, Emery, '06, Porter, '06, Long, 
'07, and honorary members. Professor Files 
and Mr. Sills. The officers are Rowe, chair- 
man, and Porter, secretary. A weekly meet- 
ing will be held in the German Room, Hub- 
bard Hall. 



NOVEMBER QUILL. 

Although a trifle tardy in appearance, the 
November Quill is heartily welcomed. This 
issue is especially noteworthy because of the 
fact that, with the exception of the first piece, 
It is entirely an undergraduate production. 
This is very encouraging. For some time 
past undergraduate contributions have been 
altogether too few, and at times the paper has 
almost resembled an alumni publication. It 
is also worthy of remark that all this under- 
graduate work is by members of the Class of 
1905. As they are the ones who will have to 
take charge of the Quill next term, of course 
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practice. But they cannot do all the work, 
and 1906 and 1907 will have to give substan- 
tial aid. We hope that the next Quill will 
contain articles from both these classes, but 
especially from the Freshmen. Remember 
that the sooner you show your interest in this 
branch of college life, the better it is both for 
yourselves and for the college. 

By far the best thing in this number is the 
opening story by Kenneth C. M. Sills, "01, 
entitled "Three Generations." It is the story 
of an incident in a political campaign, but the 
key-note of the whole story is the true friend- 
ship for one another which a college instills 
in the hearts of its sons. "Three generations 
of Bowdoin men" is a hard pressure to with- 
stand. 

This is followed by a rather interesting 
sketch on "The Prank of a Sculpin," by F. E. 
S., '05. If all sculpins were capable of per- 
forming such charitable acts as the hero of 
this tale, the ill name which at present attaches 
itself to them would soon disappear. 

A poem on "The True Quest" by Charles 
P. Cleaves, '05, is very welcome. Undergrad- 
uate verse is altogether too infrequent here at 
Bowdoin. 

The last two stories, "A Canadian Penny" 
and "A Chance Acquaintance," by Rupert 
MacConnell Much, '05, and J. N. Emer\j, '05, 
are rather interesting. They complete this 
issue of the Quill with the exception of the 
regular departments. 

We miss the Silhouettes, and hope that 
they may not be omitted again. The Ganders 
are as jolly and as full of good ideas as usual, 
and Ye Postman submits some very good 
verse. Where are the Pen Pictures which 
were introduced for the first time last year? 
They proved to be one of the most interesting 
parts of the paper, and it seems too bad 
to discontinue them. We hope that, together 
with the Silhouettes, they may again make 
their appearance in the December number. 



ATPILETIC COUNCIL MEETING. 

The regular meeting of the Athletic Coun- 
cil was held at Adams Hall, Wednesday, 
Decemljer 2. Dr. Whittier and Henry A. Wing 
were obliged to be absent, so the attendance 
at the meeting was smaller than usual. The 
only matters of importance taken up were the 
nominations for manager and assistant man- 



ager of the foot-ball team. For manager, 
White, '05, and Weld, '05, were nominated. 
For assistant manager the candidates are 
Hodgson, '06, Sewall, '06, and Hall, '06, 
alternate. 

The foot-ball "B"s" were also awarded at 
the meeting, the players to receive them being 
Capt. Beane, '04 ; Cox, '04 ; Finn, '05 ; Phi- 
loon, '05; Sanborn, '05; Haley, '06; Chapman, 
"06 ; Kinsman, '07 ; Speake, '07 ; Redman, '07 ; 
Drummond, '07; Davis, Med., '06; Wiggin, 
Med., '06. 



SENIOR ELECTIONS. 

At a class meeting held last Thursday in 
Memorial Flail, the Seniors elected officers as 
follows : Beane, President ; Cunningham, 
\'ice- President; Hathaway, Secretary and 
Treasurer ; Purington, Marshal ; Oakes, 
Opening Address ; Lunt, Closing Address ; 
Burpee, Chaplain ; Archibald, Orator ; Coan, 
Historian ; Bridgham, Poet ; Dana, Odist ; 
Palmer, Sexton, Martin, Commencement 
Committee ; Trott, Campbell, McRae, Picture 
Committee. 



HISTORY CLUB. 

The first meeting of the History Club was 
heifl on Monday evening, Dec. 7. The fol- 
lownig men will make up the club for the 
coming year: Professor Dennis, Campbell, 
Clark, Davis, Eaton, Greene, Haggett, Hall, 
Ilai\ey, Burroughs, White, Sanborn, Pierce, 
Philoon, Seavey, Webb, Norton, Stone. 
Fjeginning with the winter term the meetings 
\' lil be held every two weeks. 



MUSICAL CLUBS. 

The final results for the college glee and 
mandolin-guitar clubs were given out shortly 
after tlie Thanksgiving vacation and the 
organizations are now ready for the season's 
work. Following are the men who compose 
the clubs : 

Glee Club — First tenors : Denning, '05, 
Purington, '04, Leydon, '07. 

Second tenors : M. F. Chase, '04, R. N. 
Gushing, '05, H. L. Jolinson, '07, Shorey, '07. 

First bass: D. Andrews, '06, Weld, '05, 
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Second bass : Archibald, '04, leader, John- 
son, '06, Pike, '07, Winchell, '06, Bass, '07. 

Mandolin-Guitar Club — First mandolins : 
Packard, '04, P. F. Chapman, '06, leader, G. 
W. Burpee, '04, Bridgham, '04, D. B. 
Andrews, '06. 

Second Mandolins : Chase, '04, Boothby, 
'06, Winchell, '07, Woodruff, '06, W. B. 
Clark, '05. 

Guitars : Palmer, '04, Winchell, '06, and 
Weed, "07. 

The trips this year will not be unlike that 
of former ones. Though the plans are hardly 
matured, there will doubtless be an Aroostook 
trip, and concerts in Bangor and Portland. 
The first concert of the season will be in Free- 
port this Thursday evening. 



COMPLIMENTARY DINNER TO 
FOOT-BALL MEN. 

The foot-ball season was brought to a very 
pleasing close by a complimentary dinner 
given to the foot-ball men by Captain Beane 
at New Meadows Inn, Thursday, December 
3. During the evening toasts were given by 
the entire company and an enjoyable time 
was passed by all. Among those present 
were: Davis, Capt. Beane, Sanborn, White, 
Oakes, Philoon, Drummond, Chapman, Red- 
man, Cox, Finn, Mr. F. E. Beane, L. Gumliel, 
J. Gumbel, and Wogan. 



EXETER CLUB. 

Recently the students who fitted at 
Phillips-Exeter Academy met together anil 
formed a club for the purpose of interesting 
Phillips-Exeter men in Bowdoin. Offiicers 
were elected as follows : Campbell, '05, Pres- 
ident ; Allen, '07, Secretary and Treasurer; 
Executive Committee, Campbell, '05, P. F. 
Chapman, '06, Ricker, "06. 

The members of the club are: Campbell, 
'05, Allen, '07, J. Gumbel, L. Gumbel, special, 
Chapman, '06, and Ricker, '06. Last Mon- 
day evening a banciuet was held at New 
Meadows Inn, and was followed by a business 
meeting when a constitution was drawn up 
and adopted. 



Bates will debate with the University of Vermont 
some time this winter, at Lewiston. 



Y. M. C. A, 



The last Sunday before vacation the Y. M. 
C. A. was addressed by Professor William A. 
iioughton, who spoke on some of the danger- 
ous tendencies of college men. 

Thursday evening, December 3, the meet- 
ing was led by Cleaves, '05. Last Sunday 
the speaker was Rev. Mr. Roberts of Bath. 
He said that college men should never forget 
the important place that the "Vision Life" 
held in the building of sterling character. 
President Burpee presided at the meeting and 
the pianist was Emerson, '04. 



CAMPUS CYif\T. 

The fall term at Bates closed last week. 

Haley, '06, is teaching school at East Boothbay. 

The College Band had their pictures taken, Mon- 
day. 

Hatch, '06, Haley, '06, have gone to Boothbay to 
teach school. 

It is reported that the Colby Sophs have insti- 
tuted a Theta Nu Epsilon Society. 

The running track has been put in position and 
should be a popular attraction this winter. 

A quartette composed of Hermes, '04, Pike, Ley- 
don and Shorey, '07, sang at the Universalist Church 
last Sunday. 

Professor Chapman did not speak at the Cum- 
berland County Teachers' Convention, as reported 
ni the last issue, owing to sudden illness. 

Dr. Whittier was absent a few days last week. 
Ke is an expert witness for the State at the second 
trial of Alexander Terrio, which began last week. 

At present Bowdoin stands third in the Lezviston 
lountal's foot-ball voting contest. Let every fellow 
send in as many votes as possible and we may yet 
win the contest. 

The Bowdoin Dramatic Club has decided to stage 
for its first play "She Stoops to Conquer." At a 
meeting of the club last Thursday the play was 
read and students were asked to select parts they 
desu'ed to compete for. 

The second annual banquet of the Class of 1903, 
Boston Latin School, was held at the Copley Square 
Hotel on Wednesday evening, November 25, 1903. 
McMichael, Wogan and Wilson, 1907, represented 
Bowdoin at this reunion. 

The prospects for a fast relay team this year are 
promising. Out of last year's men Bates, special, 
and Everett, '04. are going to compete. Others who 
are going to he out are Capt. Rowe, Clark, '05, 
Weld, '05, Jcnks, '07, and Kinsman, special. 



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Professor Chapman conducted the chapel exer- 
cises Sunday. 

Heath, '78, Cobb, '78, and Cousins, '02, spent 
Sunday on the campus. 

Rev. J. P. Roberts of Bath led the Y. M. C. A. 
meeting Sunday afternoon. 

After this year the Medical School opens the 
first Monday in November. 

Quite a number turned out to the fire over in 
Topsham last iNIonday night. 

The Bradbury prize debate will probably take 
place Thursday, February 4. 

Parker, '06, has returned to college after having 
taught school at Casco High. 

Professor Lee has been elected vice-president of 
the Maine Ornithological Society. 

The library was closed at five o'clock Friday 
afternoon, the electric lights being out of order. 

January 22 is the date set for the minstrel show. 
The management promises all who attend a souvenir 
of the occasion. 

Singing was omitted at the chapel exercises 
Wednesday because of the absence of a number of 
members of the choir. 

The Globe failed to put a single Bowdoin man 
on its all-Maine foot-ball team. It may have been 
"non-partisan," but 

The danger of a typhoid fever epidemic at Wil- 
liams College is believed to have passed. But one 
critical case now exists. 

There was some fine skating on the river the first 
of the week, and a large number were on the ice 
each afternoon, enjoymg the sport. 

The medical building of the University of Ver- 
mont was burned last week. The loss is about $20,- 
000, but it is fully covered by insurance. 

Not much "doing" Thanksgiving week. All the 
students were away for the Thanksgiving recess 
and the campus was pretty well deserted. 

"Just for Fun" was represented by the members 
of the Brunswick High School at the Town Hall 
on Tuesday evening. A dance followed the play. 

Professor Chapman will speak at the Old South 
Congregational Church, Hallowell, December 17. 
His subject will be: "Robert Burns, Scotland's Great 
Poet." 

At a mass meeting held Tuesday evening in 
Memorial Hall, White, '05, was elected manager of 
the foot-ball team, and Sevvall, '06, was elected 
assistant manager. 

Henry Irving will appear at The Jefferson, Port- 
land, in "The Bells" and "Waterloo" December 14. 
No doubt a large number of Bowdoin men will see 
this great attraction. 

The singing at chapel last Sunday afternoon was 
the best it has been this term. The music was ren- 
dered by a quartet composed of Denning, Archibald, 
Cushing and Johnson. 

There are now somewhat over 100,000 students 
in our colleges, universities, and technical schools, 
and somewhat over 50,000 students in our profes- 
sional schools of theology, law, and medicine. 



It is reported that Amherst and Williams have 
renewed athletic relations. 

The new rubber matting is proving a pleasing 
addition to the new library and helps to eliminate 
much of the customary noise of those entering and 
leaving the building. 

The new catalogues will be ready for distribu- 
tion December 15, but the out-of-town copies will 
not be ready until the 30th. The new catalogue 
contains an increased amount of news matter. 

Steps are being taken to establish a new univer- 
sity in Canada. The university will be located in 
the Northwest Territories, and is intended to pro- 
vide education for both sexes on equal lines. 

The Freshmen expected to get adjourns in Hygi- 
ene on account of the absence of Dr. Whittier, but 
were disappointed, as arrangements have been made 
whereby there will be two Hygiene lectures this 
week. 

Nearly all students look with favor on the peti- 
tion of the townspeople asking that the cars pass 
on the south side of the campus permanently. It 
is certainly more handy for those who wish to go to 
Bath or elsewhere. 

Professor Chapman gave a very interesting talk 
at the Sunday afternoon chapel service. He 
enlarged upon the thought that self-consciousness 
is a more just standard of measurement of a man's 
true character than the judgment passed by fellow- 
men. 

A sm.all fire occurred last Monday afternoon at 
25 North Appleton, in the room occupied by Bever- 
age. '04, and Palmer, '04. The fire was mostly con- 
fined to the room furnishings, and was easily put 
out with a fire extinguisher. The loss will be about 
$25. 

Washington Academy has received official notice 
that hereafter its students will be admitted by cer- 
tificate into any college which is represented on the 
New England College Entrance Certificate Board, 
Among these colleges are Bowdoin, University of 
Maine, Amherst, Dartmouth, Tufts, Smith and 
Wellesley. 

University of Chicago has a day each year which 
is set aside for the pupils of the various prepara- 
tory schools, and on this day the prospective men 
are invited to the university and told of the advan- 
tages which the institution has to off^er. It would 
seem that a "Prep school day" would be of great 
benefit to Bowdoin, for at such a time the fellows 
who intend to take a college course could learn all 
the advantages of Bowdoin, and would be likely to 
choose Bowdi-iin in preference to some other college. 

Hipcra, vipera, zipera. Phi, 
Mille noncenti septem Chi, 
Kasky ennika, keiskv keven, 
Vive-la Bowdoin. 1907 I 

P'ollowing the usual custom the Freshmen 
"sprung" their yell at the station, Wednesday. A 
few Sophomores were there, but not enough to re- 
strain the members of 1907, and during the interval 
at train time the station rang and echoed with this 
new addition to the list of Bowdoin yells. 



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NEW BOOKS AT THE LIBRARY. 

As a rule the new books mentioned in this col- 
umn will be placed on the revolving cases in the en- 
trance hall on the Friday morning following the pub- 
lication of the Orient. The ten books cited each 
week are chosen to represent the growth of the 
library in different departments. The numerals in 
parentheses at the close of each paragraph are the 
classification marks of the book described. 

One of the most important books of the year is 
John Morley's Life of Gladstone, in three volumes. 
It has long engrossed the time and thought of a 
man prominent both as an author and as a states- 
man, and is now meeting with high praise in all 
cjuarters. For a full account of Mr. Gladstone's 
famous allusion to Jefferson Davis which was sup- 
posed at the time to indicate a speedy acknowledg- 
ment of the Southern Confederacy, see Volume 
II., page 79. (B: G 459) 

A contrast in importance, but most interesting in 
its contents, is the "Memoirs of M. de Blowitz, the 
famous foreign correspondent of the London Times. 
Much of this book has already appeared in the Sat- 
urday Post and Harper's Monthly, but no bit of 
fiction in the pages of either is stranger than the 
true story of his relations with Madame Elon. 
(B:B629) 

Notable for being the only book in English on 
the subject, if for no other reason, is the readable 
treatise on Solar Heat, written and published by 
Rev. Charles H. Pope, a graduate of Bowdoin in the 
Class of 1862. (523, 72: P81) 

Attention is called to the Library Edition of John 
Ruskin to be completed in thirty volumes, of which 
four are now issued. This will contain everything 
Mr. Ruskin wrote for publication, with all the draw- 
ings and illustrations that have ever appeared in pre- 
vious editions, together with many new ones. From 
the material standpoint these books are the finest of 
any added to the library for many months. 
(824, 86: J 1) 

One of the largest and perhaps the best student 
annual received by the library during the last few 
years is The Technique. issuedbythe-Junior Class of 
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is of 
especial interest to Bowdoin men from its dedication 
to Professor Alfred E. Burton and from the appre- 
ciative sketch and fine portraits of this alumnus 
which It contains. (6o7:M35) 

James Lane Allen's Mettle of the Pasture, one of 
the prominent novels of the year, is a series of 
character .studies with a remarkably small amount of 
incident. It is well worth reading for the thought 
it must evoke on tlie perplexing question of the duty 
of absolute truthfulness in social relations. 
(813,49: A 44) 

The United States Government is the largest pub- 
lishing house in the world. A recent book of refer- 
ence issued by it and likely to be overlooked since 
it does not come before the public in the usual man- 
ner, is the Historical Register and Dictionary of the 
LInited States Army from 1789 to 1903, in two 
quarto volumes. (355:H37) 

Those who listened to Dr. Peters' address last 
week will find in Alfred Hodder's A Fight for the 
City, a stirring account of the part played by Wil- 
liam T. Jerome in the municipal contest of 1901 in 
New York City. (35^ : H 66) 



"Camp Fires in the Wilderness," by E. W. Burt, 
aims to give practical information respecting camp- 
ing and hunting in the Maine woods. Most of its 
pages, however, are given to accounts of the author's 
own experiences. (M 196:19) 

Morton's New England's Memorial is one of the 
chief authorities for the history of the Plymouth 
Colony. The first edition, issued in 1669, has become 
a bibliographical rarity commanding a high price 
among collectors of Americana. The library has 
recently secured a copy of the very limited fac simile 
edition printed by the Club of Odd Volumes. 
(.974, 4:M84) 



SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATIONS FOR DEC. 
16-23. 

Wednksday, Dec. 16. 

8.30 A.M. 

German 4 6 Memorial Hall. 

French i Memorial Hall. 

1.30 P.M. 

French 10 6 Mem. Hall. 

Mathem. i Memorial Hall. 

Mathematics 4 Memorial Hall. 

Thursday, Dec. 17. 

Philosophy i Phys. Lect. Room. 

Economics i and 4 Memorial Hall. 

Economics 7 Memorial Hall. 

English 4 Memorial Hall. 

Friday, Dec. 18. 

History I Memorial Hall. 

Biology 2 Science Building. 

German 10 Memorial Hall. 

French 4 Memorial Hall. 

French 7 6 Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, Dec. 19. 

English Literature i Memorial Hall. 

History 10 b Adams Hall. 

Latin 4 4 Memorial Hall. 

English Literature 4 Memorial Hall. 

Greek 4 Memorial Hall. 

Physics I Science Building. 

Monday, Dec. 21. 

German i Memorial Hall. 

Chemistry 3 Chemical Lecture Room. 

English I.' Memorial Hall. 

History 4 Adams Hall. 

Tuesday, Dec. 22. 

Latin I Memorial Hall. 

Spanish i Memorial Hall. 

Hygiene Memorial Hall. 

Biology 5 Science Building. 

Chemistry i Science Building. 

Wednesday, Dec 23, 

Geology I Science Building. 

Greek i Memorial Hall. 

By Appointment. 
Greek 7. 
Latin 7. 
Astronomy i. 
Debating 2. 
Physics 4. 
Mathematics 10. 



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SUBJECTS FOR FRESHMAN THEMES. 
(DUE THURSDAY, DEC. lo.) 

1. Coriuption in the Post-Office Department. 

2. Was Our Government Hasty in Recognizing 
the Panaman Republic? 

3. The Best Way of Conducting a Class Elec- 
tion. 

4. Foot-ball: Is the Game Worth the Candle? 

5. The Book That Has Most Influenced Me. 



AThiLETlCS. 



FRATERNITY FOOT-BALL. 

An exciting foot-ball game was played on the 
Whittier athletic field, Tuesday afternoon, Decem- 
ber 24, when the team from the Alpha Delta Phi 
fraternity lined up against the Psi Upsilon team. 
The two teams were very evenly matched and dur- 
ing the two ten-minute halves neither side was able 
to score. The work of Hodgson, White, Purington 
and Chapman for Alpha Delta Phi and of B. and 
E. Briggs, Lewis and Roberts for Psi Upsilon was 
especially good. The line-up : 

Alph.\ Delt.\ Phi. Psi Upsilon. 

T. Winchell, I.e r.e., E. Briggs, 

White, l.t r.t., Lewis. 

Chandler, l.g r.g.. Powers. 

Sexton, c c, Joy. 

Piper, r.g l.g., Brigham. 

J. Riiey, °r.t l.t., Glidden. 

Childs, r.e I.e., Sewall. 

Hodgson, q.b q.b., B. Briggs. 

Kimball, l.h.b r.h.b., Roberts. 

Chapman, r.h.b l.h.b., Houghton. 

Purington, f.b f.b., Blanchard. 

Score— Alpha Delta Phi o, Psi Upsilon o. 
UiiTpire — Wiggin. Referee — Captain Beane. Lines- 
men— J. Gumbel for Alpha Delta Phi, Donnell for 
Psi Upsilon. Time — lo-minute periods. 



OBITUARY. 

James WALL.^cE Emery, of the Bowdoin Class of 
1853. Died at Roby, Texas, October 3, 1902. 

Of this fact the Class Secretary had not been 
apprised at the time of the reunion held on the 50th 
anniversary of graduation, June 24, 1903, at which 
Mr, Emery had expected to he present. 

His daughter writes : "It was a cool morning ; 
father sat before the fire, working some mathemat- 
ical problem, while my sister was busy in the 
adjoining room. She heard him fall, and hurrying 
to him she found that he had already breathed his 
last. His wish was granted and without even the 
slightest indication of pain, he fell asleep." 

Mr. Emery was born at Buxton, Maine, Febru- 
ary 7, 1829, and entered his Class at the beginning 
of the Sophomore year. His character and stand- 
ing as a scholar were creditable — excelling in the 



department of mathematics, in which branch he 
maintained unusual interest during his whole life. 

From 1856, he was continuously engaged in edu- 
cational work in Texas, and witnessed the marvel- 
ous growth of that great empire, in population, 
wealth and intelligence. 

The existing system of public schools in Texas, 
perhaps unsurpassed by that of any other State, is 
the growth of the period of his residence there, and 
IS largely the creation of those self-sacrificing pion- 
eers, who, like him, and with him, devoted their 
lives to the uplifting of their generation. 

Cradled among the hills of old Oxford County, 
he came from that wondrous race, who, by "plain 
living and high thinking," have so powerfully 
moulded the nation. 

Mr. Emery visited Maine in 1899, meeting his 
classmates Adams and Simonton, and passing sev- 
eral days with the Secretary at his home in Bangor, 
during which delightful intercourse he showed a 
progress in scholarship and varied culture, fulfilling 
the promise of his early days. 

He IS survived by six daughters and two sons, all 
of whom worthily represent their father's name. 

His ambition did not run in lines of pecuniary or 
political success, but his aims were high, and his 
life was distinctly useful to his fellows. 

A scholar of exceptional acquirements, a fearless 
advocate of public and private virtue, a loyal friend 
and classmate, a consistent Christian. What more 
need be said of any man? 

John L. Crosby. 

Class Secretary, 1S53. 

Bangor, November 5, 1903. 



'7.S. — Orestes Pierce, Esq., died at Oakland, Cali- 
fornia, November 14. Mr. Pierce was a wealthy 
ranch owner of that state and a native of Maine. 
Mr. Pierce was born in Biddeford in 1853 and grad- 
uated from Bowdoin in the Class of 1875. He 
studied law at the Harvard Law School and prac- 
ticed his profession in Boston for a while but was 
obliged to go to California on account of his health. 
He returned in 1881 and resumed oractice of law, 
but later again went, west and engaged in the ranch- 
ing business. He acquired a large amount of prop- 
erty. 

M. 1900. — Dr. Lester G. Purington of Yarmouth 
died on November 14, 1903, at Central Maine Gen- 
eral Hospital, Lewiston, where he had undergone 
treatment for tubercular meningitis. 

Dr. Purington was born at Bowdoin, Me., March 
28, 1873. He graduated from Nichols Latin School 
in 1892, and received the degree of A.B. from Bate.s 
College, where he had an honor part in 1896. He 
then took up the study of medicine, graduating at 
the Medical School of Maine in 1900. He com- 
menced practice at Gray, Me., and in the fall of 
1901 removed to Y'armouth, Me., where in a short 
time he established a lucrative and growing prac- 
tice, and made a large circle of friends. He was a 
member of Casco Lodge, F. & A. M., and of the 
Maine Medical Association, 

Besides his parents and other relatives, Dr, 
Purington leaves a widow, the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Danville S. Chadbourne of Mattawamkeag, 
Me. They were married October I, 1903. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, DECEMBER 17, 1903. 



No. 19. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

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BY THE STUDENTS OF 

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Harold J. Everett, IflOl Business Manager. 

William F. Finn, Jr., ]|)U5, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Arthur L. JIcCobb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager. 

As,sociate Editors. 
S. T. Dana, 1904. W. S. Cushinq, 1905. 

John W. Fkost, 1904. S. G. Halky, 1906. 

E. H. R. Burroughs, 1905. D. R. Porter, 1906. 

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To assemble a large number of the stu- 
dents at an athletic mass meeting, or an 
election, is a comparatively easy matter, but to 
get the students together for almost any other 
purpose of college interest seems to be an 
exceedingly difficult one, as has been shown 
during this present term. The mass meetings 
on the whole have been well attended, but the 
meeting held last Monday evening to decide 
the question of debating with Amherst was an 
exceedingly slim one. The startling number 
of students present was about thirty which, we 
might also add, is a very generous estimate. 
The student body deserve a severe censure 
for this lack of interest in such an important 



branch of intercollegiate activity. Even if we 
do not all take debating or intend to try for 
the debating team, we should at least show 
the debaters that we are back of them, and 
that they have our entire support. A debating 
team needs encouragement fully as much as 
any foot-ball team and hearty support is just 
as essential for its success. Therefore, under- 
graduates, if you intend to give your support 
to college interests of this nature, show it! 



We wish to call the attention of the col- 
lege to the contest for positions on the staff of 
the Orient which is now in progress and 
which closes with the elections at the end of 
the winter term. The competition thus far 
has, on the whole, been unsatisfactory. We 
would like to see more hustling on the part of 
the competitors and an improvement in the 
quality of the work submitted. There seems 
to be a feeling on the part of some members 
of the college that almost any kind of work 
will answer for the Orient and that a certain 
number of men will be given positions on the 
Board regardless of the quality of the work 
sent in. This idea is entirely wrong. The 
Orient aims to be a paper truly representative 
of the college. It aims to faithfully portray 
the spirit and opinions of the student body in 
college matters, and on college topics. The 
views of the editors are not always coincident 
with those of the majority of the students, 
and it is for this reason especially that we 
want more contributions. It is not too late to 
begin work and we urge upon members of the 
Freshman Class especially, that they enter next 
term the competition for places on next year's 
board. Eligibility for election to the Orient 
board requires three editorials on assigned 



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subjects besides weeklj^ contributions of cam- 
pus chat and alumni articles. Lay aside that 
timidity and self-depreciation and enter into 
this work with zeal, for success is only won 
by constant striving. 



The attention of the students is called to 
the column of this issue devoted to new addi- 
tions to the books at Hubbard Hall. It is our 
intention to continue such a column every 
week if possible, and it will no doubt be of a 
great benefit and assistance to those students 
who are making an intelligent use of the 
library. The new books mentioned in this col- 
umn will be placed on the revolving cases in 
the entrance hall on the Friday morning fol- 
lowing the publication of the Orient. The 
ten books cited each week are intended to rep- 
resent the growth of the library in the various 
departments. 



The annual B. A. A. meet occurs next 
term, some time in February and as usual 
Bowdoin will compete. The main event in 
which we center our interest is the relay race. 
Of our last year's team we lost only two men 
and the chances for a winning team this year 
are good. Although a number of the men 
have been training faithfully for the team this 
term, the real campaign begins immediately 
at the beginning of next term and it is hoped 
that everyone will turn out. No man has yet 
won his place on the team and every candi- 
date has an equal chance. The training sea- 
son for the meet will be necessarily short and 
we urge all the candidates to keep in the best 
possible condition during the coming vacation 
and be ready for hard, consistent work at the 
beginning of the term. If the men will only 
do their duty there is little doulit but that 
Bowdoin will give a good account of herself at 
the coming meet. 



A large number of students accompanied the Glee 
and Mandolin Clubs to Freeport, Thursday evening. 



COMMUNICATION. 
Editors of the Orient: 

Permit me through your columns to call 
the attention of the undergraduates, and of 
alumni under twenty-five years of age, to the 
fact that a competitive examination for the 
Rhodes Scholarships will be held in this State 
next spring. Since all candidates are asked to 
notify the chairman of the committee of 
selection during January, 1904, it is desirable 
that all Bowdoin men who are considering this 
matter should inform Professor W. A. 
Houghton or the writer within a few days. 
All necessary information can be obtained at 
the library, where copies of examination 
papers recently set at Oxford can be consulted. 
Geo. T. Little. 



THE IBIS. 

The second literary meeting of the Ibis 
was held Wednesday, December 9, in Hubbard 
Hall. Mr. W. C. Hocking of Harvard Uni- 
versity gave the club a very interesting and 
instructive talk on "The Social Conscious- 
ness : a simple treatment of the problem — 
How we recognize and study the minds of our 
fellow-men and all other animate beings." A 
general discussion of the subject followed Mr. 
Hocking's talk. In addition to the regular 
members of the club, the following guests 
were present : President Hyde, Professor 
Hougliton, Professor McCrea, Bridgham, '04, 
Brigham, '04, Burpee, '04, and Emerson, '04. 



DANTE CLUB. 

At the suggestion of Rev. Mr. Jump of the 
Church on the Hill, a club has been formed for 
the study of Dante's works. This club is 
wholly informal, being made up of some of 
the younger towns-people. Professor Little, 
Professor Files, Professor Hutchins, Rev. 
Mr. Jump, Mr. Sills, and the following stu- 
dents : Cram, '04; Dana, '04; Oakes, '04; 
Chase, "05 ; Bartlett, '06 ; Porter, '06 ; Wins- 
low, '06; Allen, '07. The Temple Edition of 
Dante's works will be used as this has the 
text and translation combined. The interest 
of the course will be shown by the discussions 
that will naturally arise from the readings. 
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held the first of next term when Professor 
Hutchins will give a short historical sketch of 
Dante's time and Mr. Sills will speak of the 
great poet's life and influence. 



NEW BOOKS AT THE LIBRARY. 

Important among recent books is the 
"Autobiography of Seventy Years," by George 
F. Hoar, United States Senator from Massa- 
chusetts. While it furnishes the story of a 
career eventful in itself its chief interest, 
undoubtedly, is in sketching our political his- 
tory during the last half century. Besides 
some interesting accounts of the public men of 
this period there are chapters on the "Philip- 
pine Islands," "Oratory and Some Orators I 
Have Heard," "Trusts," "Some Judges I 
Have Known" and many other chapters which 
deal with crises or events which have already 
liecome historic. ( B : H 657) 

Somewhat different in scope and subject 
matter and still a distinct contribution to 
English political history is the work of Wil- 
fred Meynell, which the author has called 
"Benjamin Disraeli, an unconventional biog- 
raphy." It is unconventional, in the sense 
that lie has abandoned the formal style of 
liiography, producing many of Disraeli's own 
remarks and witticisms, the anecdotes of con- 
lemp(3raries and has introduced us freely into 
tb.e life of Disraeli as a man of letters and 
statesman. The volume has many excellent 
illustrations. ( 823.86 : B 4) 

One of the leaders in an attempt at a 
revival of interest in Irish literature is 
Mr. W. B. Yeats. At present M^r. Yeats is 
lecturing to college audiences in the United 
States. "The Celtic Twilight" will furnish a 
very good idea of his style and point of view. 
The volume is comprised of short miscella- 
neous essays. (891.62: Y 3) 

The coming centennial celebration of Haw- 
thorne's birth will soon create a demand for 
more information about Hawthorne's life. 
yXnticipating this want, possibly, or at any 
rate, supplying it at an appropriate time, his 
son Julian has written "Hawthorne and his 
circle," which is an intimate and personal 
account, nowhere else so easily available, of 
Hawthorne's Hfe in Concord and Salem. It 
gives also a record of his travels in Europe 
when Hawthorne knew Barry Cornwall, 
Richard Moncton Milnes, Story, Martineau 



and many of the celebrated men of the time. 
{813.33 :B II) 

The value of hypnotism is well brought out 
in the work of O. G. Wetterstrand. Under 
the title "Hypnotism, and Its Application to 
Practical Medicine," the author shows its 
importance in curing disease. (134: W 53) 

The recent death of Herbert Spencer has 
called attention to the importance of his work. 
In the recent volume, "Facts and Comments," 
by Spencer, are to be found some miscellaneous 
essays which have been crowded out of his 
more systematic works and appropriately come 
in a separate volume after the completion of 
his synthetic philosophy. They are general 
essays on art, politics and philosophy, some of 
which will provoke discussion. (192.8: XI) 

"German Ambitions" is the title that an 
Englishman, writing under the pen name of 
"Vigilans sed aequus," gives to a book which 
aims to show the extent of national ill-feeling 
between Germany and England as well as 
between Germany and the United States. The 
tone of the book is singularly in contrast to 
the recent expressions of friendship on the 
part of Germany. (327.43: G 31) 

Interesting, certainly, to all readers of 
Maine history, will be "Arnold's March from 
Cambridge to Quebec," by Justin H. Smith. 
It reproduces with great care and exactness 
the route that Arnold followed on his way 
through Maine. Arnold's Journal is given in 
an appendix. (973-331 : S 65) 

A story of more than usual interest is "The 
Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come" which is 
first of all a good story, with a picturesque 
setting in the Kentucky mountains. The 
author has pictured, as well as boy life among 
the mountaineers, life at a Blue Grass college 
and the camp life among Morgan's men in 
the Civil War. (813.49: F 84)'^ 

Mr. C. A. Dinsmore in his "Aids to the 
Study of Dante" has done much for the casual 
reader as well as for the student of Dante. 
The writer has not entered into the details of 
criticism, but he has collected extracts from 
the significant works on Dante and grouped 
them in such a way as to give a systematic 
interpretation of his author. (851.15:09) 



MEETING OF THE LIBRARY CLUB. 

The Library Club held its last meeting of 
the term Saturday evening, December 5, in 
the librarian's rooms, Hubbard Flail. The 



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paper of the evening was read by Professor 
Little who took for his subject, "The Printing 
of a Book." Harper, '04, was elected Presi- 
dent for the winter term, and Fox, '06, was 
elected Secretary. Refreshments and a social 
time closed the meeting which was one of the 
pleasantest which the club has ever enjoyed. 
The next meeting will be held in Hubbard 
Hall, January 9, 1904. 



THE AROOSTOOK CLUB. 

The club known as the Aroostook Club 
was organized last Tuesday and bids fair to 
be a success in every way. The club expects 
to have a membership of 15 when all the eli- 
gible men are in. At present there are 13 
members. Following are the officers : Presi- 
dent, J. F. Cox, '04; Vice-President, W. B. 
Clark, '05 ; Secretary and Treasurer, C. F. 
Grant, "04. The remaining members are 
Archibald, '04; Burpee, '04; Putnam, '04; 
Pierce, '05 ; Putnam, '06 ; Goodhue, '07 ; Gan- 
nett, '07; Powers, '07; Hacker, '07; Weiler, 
'07. The club took dinner at New Meadows 
Inn last Wednesday night. 



QUILL BOARD ELECTIONS. 

At the meeting of the Quill Board held 
Monday afternoon, the following men were 
elected as members of the board : Stanley P. 
Chase, Skowhegan ; Charles P. Cleaves, Yar- 
mouth ; Frank E. Seavey, Lynn, Mass. ; F. K. 
Ryan, St. Stephens, N. B. ; Rupert M. Much, 
Bath, and James N. Emery, Bar Harbor. No 
other business of general interest was trans- 
acted. 



TRIALS FOR DRAMATIC CLUB. 

Trials for the Dramatic Club have been in 
progress for the last week. The outlook is 
very promising, many men having appeared 
for each part, and the prospects are encourag- 
ing for a good club which will ably represent 
the college around the State. The trials were 
held before the Executive Committee of the 
club and a Committee from the Faculty con- 
sisting of Professor Chapman, Professor 
Mitchell, and Professor Files. The play is 
Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer" and the 
cast numbers fifteen, eleven male and four 



female characters. It will be presented about 
the middle of next term. 

At the trials held this week the following 
men were chosen : Rundlett, Emerson, Powers, 
'04, Harvey, Seavey, Williams, '05, Favinger, 
B. Andrews, Piper, Sanborn, Powers, Bart- 
lett, '06, Kimball, Leydon, and Powers, '07. 



FIRST CONCERT. 

The first concert of the Musical Clubs was 
given at Freepoft, Thursday evening, Decem- 
ber 10. The concert was entirel}' successful 
and the program made a decided hit. The 
clubs this year have some excellent material 
and without doubt Bowdoin will have one of 
the strongest musical organizations which she 
has ever sent forth. A complete list of the 
trips has not yet been arranged but will be 
announced later. The Freeport program was 
as follows : 

1. "We'll Sing to Old Bowdoin." — Words by 

Fogg, '02. 

Glee, Mandolin and Guitar Clubs. 

2. "Lobster's Promenade." — Steele. 

Mandolin Club. 

3. "Winter Song." — Bullard. Glee Club. 

4. Reading. — Selected. Mr. Mikelsky. 

5. Mandola Solo. — "In Silence." — Op. "Mocking 

Bird." Mr. Chapman. 

6. "A-Lass." — Tebbs. Glee Club. 

Intermission. 

7. "Dance of the Goblins." — Smith and Zubbin. 

Mandolin Club. 
Synopsis — Scene : An old country church yard- 
Sounds from the church — The Goblins stalK forth — 
Ghost march — Grand parade of the Goblins — Frolic 
among the tombs — Goblins march again — The ske- 
daddle — Goblins scamper ofif and disappear. 

8. "Drinking Song." — Martin. Glee Club. 

9. Reading. — Selected. Mr. Mikelsky. 

10. Baritone Solo. Mr. Archibald. 

11. March — "Veritas." — Densmore. 

Mandolin Club. 

12. College Songs: 

(a) "Bowdoin Beata." 

(b) "Phi Chi." 

Glee, Mandolin and Guitar Clubs. 



liOWDOIN-AMIiERST DEBATE. 

.\t a mass meeting held in Memorial Hall 
Alnimay evening, it was voted to enter into 
another two years' agreement to debate with 
Amherst. Though Bowdoin has been defeated 
in the past 'two years, it was felt that the 
debates were a success in every way and that 
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fccasion of either of the former debates. This 
iictit n was taken in response to letters received 
from Amherst expressing a desire to continue 
the debates. The debate this year will be in 
Brunswick, and next year at Amherst. Dana, 
'04, presided and the following men were 
appointed as a Committee of Arrangements : 
Bryant, '04; Clark, '04; Weld, '05. 



THE MASSACHUSETTS CLUB. 

On December 11 the Massachusetts Club 
met for the first time, the guests of Weld and 
Waterman. The following officers were 
elected : President, W. Howard Sexton, '04 ; 
Vice-President, Louis D. H. Weld, '05 ; Sec- 
retary and Treasurer, Joseph S. Waterman, 
Special. 

The Executive Committee has not yet been 
chosen. 

It was decided to hold the meetings in the 
different members' rooms every second Satur- 
day evening. 

The following make up the club : W. H. 
Sexton, '04; P. M. Clark, 04; E. P. D. Hath- 
away, '04; G. B. Whitney, '04; W. F. Finn, 
Jr., '05 ; G. E. Tucker, '05 ; F. E. Seavey, '05 ; 
L. D. H. Weld, '05; H. G. Tobey, '06; R. 
Johnson, '06; W. A. Powers, '06; H. B. 
Chandler, '07 ; C. F. Jenks, '07 ; H. E. Wilson, 
'07: A. Burton, '07; H. H. MacMichael, '07; 
J. F. Wogan, '07; J. S. Waterman, Special. 



BOWDOTN CLUB OF BOSTON. 

The Bowdoin Club of Boston and vicinity, 
held its monthly dinner, Saturday evening, 
December 12, at the University Club. Profes- 
sor Henry C. Emery of Yale, Bowdoin, '92, 
was the guest and made a brief address on 
"Education and the Practical Life." An 
informal discussion on college affairs was par- 
ticipated in by Dr. Myles Standish, Mr. Whit- 
taker, Mr. E. U. Curtis, Dr. E. B. Young and 
others. 



DEBATING 2. 

The last meeting of the debating course 
was held Monday evening. The final exami- 
nation in the course was 'held Friday. The 
course has been specially successful this year, 
about 30 men taking the work. 



The debate Monday night was Resolved, 
That the United Miners were justified in their 
demands on the Anthracite Coal Commission. 
Affirmative, Parcher, '06 ; Shaw, '06 ; McCobb, 
'05 ; negative, Mikelsky, '05 ; Roberts, '06 ; 
Walker, "06. The vote was 12 to 3 in favor of 
the affirmative. The speeches from the floor 
were more than usually brilliant, showing the 
rapid strides the men have taken in debating 
this fall. 



ALUMNI STATISTICS. 

The statistics showing the distribution of 
Bowdoin alumni throughout the various states 
and in the different foreign countries of the 
world form much more interesting reading 
than most of us are aware of. One of the first 
things to attract the attention is the exceed- 
ingly wide area over which our alumni are 
scattered. There is at least one alumnus in 
every state in the Union and in twelve foreign 
countries. As would naturally be expected 
the great majority are collected in New Eng- 
land, which holds 72 per cent, of the total 
number. Of these 43 per cent, .are in Maine 
and 22 per cent, in Massachusetts. It seems 
rather strange that when Bowdoin draws very 
nearly all of her students from Maine, not 
quite half of them should remain in their 
native State after graduation. One would 
very naturally expect to see more than that 
here. As to the numbers in cities, Portland 
easily heads the list with nearly 10 per cent, 
of the whole number of graduates. Bos- 
ton is not far behind, however, and 
comes in a close second with a total of 8 per 
cent. The Philippines head the list of foreign 
countries, and doubtless we may expect to see 
the number there increase quite rapidly in the 
future. With prominent alumni scattered to 
such an extent throughout the world Bow- 
doin's influence must certainly be pretty widely 
and generally felt. 



NOTICE. 

Sample Oxford examination papers and 
other documents of interest to those students 
or graduates intending to apply for the 
Rhodes scholarship are to be found at the 
charging desk at the library. 



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Y. M. C. A. 



One of the most attractive services of the 
term was held directly after chapel Sunday 
afternoon. The speaker, Rev. A. C. Fulton of 
Kennebunk, gave a forceful talk on the mis- 
takes that men are apt to make — putting time 
for eternity, body for soul, self for God. He 
took as his text the Gospel story of the Rich 
Fool. A very attractive feature of the ser- 
vice — a feature that has been too often lacking 
this year — was a vocal solo by Miss Stetson of 
Brunswick. Her one selection, "Tarry with 
me, O my Saviour," was appropriate and 
artisticallv rendered. 



CAMPUS CFiflT. 



How are you hitting the exams. ? 

Who presented the Aroostook Club with the 
tubers ? 

Colby closed last week for the Christmas 
vacation. 

Which do you prefer on the campus — skating or 
swimming? 

Kalloch, '06, will soon leave college to enter the 
Conservatory of Music at Boston. 

About one hundred Bates students are out teach- 
ing in country schools this winter. 

Culhane, Cliase and Weston's Minstrels played 
m the Town Hall, Monday evening. 

John Clair Minot, '06, of the Kennebec Journal, 
spent Sunday at the Delta Kappa Epsilon house. 

It must have been rather difficult for the son of a 
Maine Congressman to qualify in the Massachusetts 
Club. 

A new course, Navigation I., is to be added to 
the course of studies. It will be a popular course, 
no doubt. 

Bowdoin's scholarship fund has been considerably 
mcreased during the past year, and now amounts to 
about $150,000. 

On account of the extreme low water in the 
river, the electric street lights were not turned on 
for a few nights last week. 

Amherst has voted unanimously to arrange a 
series of two debates with Bowdoin. The debate 
this year will be at Brunswick. 

Schneider, '04, occupied'the pulpit of the South 
Gardiner Congregational Church, December 6, and 
preached at Wiscasset last Sunday. 

A new strength record has been made by A. O. 
Christcnsen, Harvard. '06. of Beaufort, S. C. Mr. 
Christensen lifted total of 384,025.8 foot pounds, 
54,025.8 pounds more than the best previous record. 



Dr. Whittier exhibited several specimens under 
the microscope from 8.30 until 10.30 last Saturday 
for the benefit of the class in Hygiene. 

Professor Chapman delivers a lecture this evening 
on Burns, the |(tiet, in the Old South Church of 
Hallowell. It is under the auspices of the Men's 
Club of the parish. 

Many Bowdoin men took advantage of the low 
rates offered by the Maine Central to go into Port- 
land, Monday evening, and see Henry Irving, the 
/amous English actor. 

The different buildings of the campus are being 
connected with a telephone system. This will be a 
great convenience to members of the Faculty and 
other ofificials of the college. 

The Deutscher Verein met at the Inn, Saturday 
evening, December 12. The program consisted of a 
most interesting talk in German, on "Germany" by 
Professor Ham, and an account of his experiences 
in that country. 

Professor Robinson has been asked by the 
Hydrographic Bureau of the United States Geologi- 
cal Survey to continue his work on the "Pollution 
of Maine Rivers by Industrial Operations," which 
he began last year. He will use some members of 
the Senior Class as assistants in the work. 

Professor Johnson has been engaged by the 
trustees of the Bangor Theological Seminary to give 
a series of twenty talks on the "History of Art," 
before the students of the seminary during the next 
term. At each trip he will give two talks which 
will be illustrated bv pictures from the Walker Art 
Building. 

A lady came out of Hubbard Hall one day this 
week and paused at the door undecided which way 
to go. At last she carefully left the cement walk 
and followed the bare ground where the under- 
ground steam pipes had melted away the snow. 
This might cause some thoughtful person to wonder 
why the pipes are not laid under the regular walks. 
Perhaps this would keep our feet warm while going 
about the campus. 

Rev. Charles P. Cleaves, recently the Congrega- 
tional minister at Bar Mills and now a Junior at 
Bowdoin, has written a serial story which will 
appear in the Congrcgationalist the coming year. 
The name of the story is "A Case of Sardines" and 
reveals the striking features of the sardine industry 
in Maine. It is a story of humanity, friendship, 
and love, and deals forcefully with the every day 
life of the coast-dwellers in our State. 

The president of the Intercollegiate Association 
of .\mateur Athletes of America has announced 
that the annual intercollegiate track meet will be 
held this year either in Boston or Philadelphia. 
Berkeley Oval in New York has been destroyed by 
fire and no field in that city is now available. Penn- 
sylvania's new field has been inspected and Har- 
vard's new stadium. The decision as to the field on 
which the annual intercollegiate games will be held, 
will be made January 16. 

Senator Eugene Hale, of Maine, who holds an 
honorary degree from Bowdoin, has been nomi- 
nated by the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune as a 
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States. Senator Hale, however, writes to the papers 
thai he is a hearty supporter of Roosevelt and 
wishes not to run against him but to do everything 
to bring forward his nomination. Senator Hale has 
ably represented Maine at Washington for many 
years and is one of the foremost men of the legisla- 
tive bodies. 



ART BUILDING NOTES. 

One of the most valuable and interesting addi- 
tions that has been made to the Walker Building 
Art Collection for some time is a large pastoral 
scene by Mr. C. F Kimball of Portland and 
recently given to the college by Henry Swazey, '65. 
This painting, at present unframed, hangs on the 
south wall of the Boyd Gallery and is attracting 
much favorable attention. 

Another recent gift of more than usual interest 
is found in the first cabinet at the left just as you 
enter Boyd Gallery. It is a bit of oriental wood 
made into a curious Japanese Compass and Sun 
Dial. This is the gift of Mr. F. J. C. Little, '89, of 
Augusta. 

Curator Johnson has done a commendable thing 
in publishing a new catalogue of the Art Building 
and its collections. The new pamphlet is little 
more than a new edition of the first catalogue of 
the college art specimens published in 189S, but is 
also somewhat revised from the old one and con- 
tains all necessary information in regard to the dona- 
tions which have been made since that time. Every 
man in college should at once obtain one of these 
catalogues. Too often it happens that a student 
attempts to show a visitor about the Art Building 
when the visitor knows even more about our col- 
lections than the student. The Walker Art Build- 
ing and its contents have a wide reputation and we 
should not let our apparent familiarity with it breed 
carelessness in m.aking ourselves acquainted with 
its treasures. 

Another series of the Library Art Club has 
recently arrived and is now on exhibition in the 
Bowdoin Gallery. This collection 'illustrates the 
development of art in Italy, beginning with the 
twelfth century. This collection is in two parts ; 
the present exhibition will be here until December 
28, after which time the second installment may 
be seen. 

Professor Hutohins of the Physics Department 
has recently put the college under obligations to him 
by some very artistic enlargements from some of the 
p.hotograph5 which he has taken of well-known col- 
lege authorities and graduates. These enlarge- 
ments are different from the usual work and are in 
themselves of great interest. Only a few have yet 
been finished — the one of Hawthorne at the right of 
the main entrance being a good sample. It would 
be hard to imagine a better Christmas gift for four 
dnilar'^, the price at which they are to be put on sale. 



The upper-class girls at Cornell have prohibited 
the Freshmen girls from receiving men callers, 
attending parties, or having male escorts on any 
occasion. Hazing is getting to be more and more 
cruel each year. 



ATHLETICS. 



REPORT OF FOOT-BALL MANAGER. 

The foot-ball management submits the following 
report December 15, 1903. 

Receipts to Date. 

Miscellaneous $43-50 

Receipts from games 1,471.35 

Subscriptions 416.00 

Total $1,930.85 

Expenditures to Date. 

Miscellaneous $178.95 

Coach O'Connor 45-00 

Coach Carter 46.30 

Coach Connors 1 13.00 

Expenses of games 799.6i 

Board for O'Connor 56.00 

Training table 60.00 

Total bills paid $1,298.86 

Cash on hand 631.99 

$1,930.85 
Resources. 

Cash on hand $631.99 

Alumni subscriptions in hands of the Coun- 
cil Treasurer 318.00 

Unpaid subscriptions 384.00 

Total $1,333-99 

Deficit 163.71 

$1,496.70 
Unpaid Bills. 

Coach O'Connor $968.70 

Coach Carter 87.00 

Wright & Ditson 442.00 

Total unpaid $1,496.70 

Bills paid $1,298.86 

Bills unpaid 1,496.70 

Total expense of season $2,795.56 

Herbert H. Oakes, Mgr. 

The undersigned have examined the accounts of 
the foot-ball manager and find them correct as 
.■stated. Allowing the uncollected subscriptions their 
full value, the deficit for the season is $163.71. 

(Signed), W. A. Moody, Treasurer. 

W. C. Philoon, Auditor. 
December 15, 1903, for the Council. 



CLASS OF 1835. 

Josiali Crosby of Dexter, one of three oldest liv- 
ing graduates of Bowdoin, appeared as attorney in 
a civil case in the United States District Court in 
Portland last week. Hale, hearty and vigorous in 
spite of his many years, this distinguished lawyer is 
widely admired for his sterling qualities. 



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ALUMN 



CLASS OF 1857. 
General Thomas H. Hubbard. '57, has been 
elected President of the New England Society of 
New York City. 

CLASS OF 1861. 
C. B. Rounds died November 23 of Bright's dis- 
ease at his home in Calais. 

CLASS OF 1881. 

James P. Baxter, an honorary graduate from 
Bowdoin in 1881, was elected mayor of Portland by 
a plurality of 1619, carrying seven of the nine 
wards, at the election December 7. 

Representative F. C. Stevens of St. Paul is 
receivmg congratulations among his friends in the 
National House over the assurance of an appoint- 
ment as member of the committee on interstate and 
foreign commerce, which is a very desirable com- 
mittee for a member from his section. He will be 
given a place by reason of the vacancy left by Hon. 
Loren Fletcher, a native of Maine, who represented 
the Minneapolis district for many years. 

Lieut. Medorem Cranford of the regular army, 
has been promoted to the rank of major. He is at 
present stationed at Fort McHenry, Baltimore. 
Md. 

CLASS OF 1883. 

Professor Hutchins appears in the Record's 
series of sketches of the members of the Bowdoin 
Faculty this week. 

CLASS OF 1886. 
Irving W. Llorne, having completed his post- 
graduate studies at Harvard, is now Professor of 
Mathematics at Whitman College, Walla Walla, 
Wash. 

CLASS OF 1888. 
Jesse Shorey has lately been appointed head of 
the Newton Circuit. 

CLASS OF 1889. 
C. L. Mitchell is principal of the High School at 
Hampton, N. H. 

CLASS OF 1891. 
Everett G. Loring is now acting as Superintend- 
ent of Schools for the Pilgrim district, made up of 
the four Massachusetts towns, Halifax, Kingston's, 
Pembroke, and Plympton. 

CLASS OF 1895. 

William Leighton, Harvard Medical School, 
1900, is soon to locate in St. Louis. At present Mr. 
Leighton is on the staff of the Maine General Hos- 
pital. 

W. F. Haskell has lately been elected to the 
Board of Aldermen of Westbrook. 



OBITUARY. 

CLASS OF 1859. 
George W. M. Hall, principal of the Washington 
Allston school district of Massachusetts, died at 
Allston, December 7. Mr. Hall came to Boston 



after the Civil War and in 1866 secured a position as 
teacher in the public schools. In 1875 he was 
teacher in Brighton, but within a year was made 
principal of the Washington Allston School. 

He was the oldest teacher in the district and his 
life was given up to his work. During his stay in 
Brighton he saw more than 25,000 pupils leave the 
schools he had charge of. He was public-spirited 
and became the head of the movement to provide for 
the formation and disbursement of a public school 
teuchers' retirement fund for the city of Boston. 

It was his desire to see an annuity paid to the 
retiring teachers of the Boston public schools. 

CLASS OF 1859— MEDICAL. 
Dr. Horace C. White died at his home, 149 Per- 
kins Street, Somervilie, November 26, 1903. Dr. 
White was born in Bowdoin, Me., January 26, 1836; 
he graduated at the Litchfield Liberal Institute; and 
then from the medical department of Bowdoin Col- 
lege in 1850. From 1855 to i860, when he settled in 
Lisbon Falls as a physician, he was engaged in 
teaching. In 1S61 he entered the Union Army as 
assistant surgeon of the Eighth Maine Regiment. 
In July, 1863, he returned, broken down in health. 
Remaining there until October, 1867, he moved to 
Somervilie where he enjoyed a large practice. He 
married, June 4, i860. Miss Mary L. Randall, 
daughter of Captain Paul Randall of Harpswell. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Hall of the Kappa, 
December 11, 1903. 

On December 9, 1903, Albion Parris Spinney, of 
llie Class of 1847, died at his home in Ashland, 
Pennsylvania. 

By his death the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon 
loses one of its oldest members and the last siu'vivor 
of the delegation of 1847. Brother Spinney was 
initiated into the Fraternity in 1843, t'l^ year of the 
founding of the Kappa Chapter, and has ever since 
been one of its most loyal and enthusiastic mem- 
bers. During his long life he always maintained the 
liveliest interest in liis chapter, and never tired 
of telling of the happy days he spent while an under- 
giaduate at Bowdoin. 

A man of deep learning, interesting as a conver- 
sationalist, and of quiet and conservative tastes, he 
held the respect and esteem of all who knew him. 
In his chosen profession of the law, to which he was 
firmly attached, his high intellectual attainments 
and sterling character made him one of the most 
prominent and honored members of the Pennsyl- 
vania bar. 

The Kappa Chapter sincerely regrets the loss of 
such a brother, and extends its heart-felt sympathy 
to his bereaved friends and relatives. 

Samuel Trask Dana, 
Henry Lewis, 

James Wingate Sewall, Jr., 
For the Chapter. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. BEUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 14, 1904. 



No. 20. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVBRT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE TEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

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Harold J. Eterett, 1904, .... Business Manager. 

William F. Finn, Jr., 1905, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Arthur L. McCobb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 

S. T. Dana, 1904. W. S. Gushing, 1905. 

John W. Frost, 1904. S. G. Haley, 1906. 

E. H. R. Burroughs, 1905. D. R. Porter, 1906. 

R. G. "Webber, 1906. 



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



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



Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

The Orient hesitates to so often seem to 
take the attitude of censor in college affairs, 
but in its position as the mouthpiece of col- 
lege thought and college feeling, a great deal 
of criticism must appear in these columns. 
One thing, ho"wever, which has been brought 
prominently to our notice, seems to us deserv- 
edly "worthy of criticism. We refer to men 
who are wearing "B" sweaters and have not 
earned that right. To earn a "B" in college 
is one of the greatest honors a man can attain 
and in fact is the one thing a man has to show 
for his unflagging zeal in athletics. The "B" 
is sacred to the athlete just as a fraternity pin 
is sacred to a fraternity man and for a man — 



no, we do him too much honor in calling him 
a man, for a man wouldn't be guilty of such — ■ 
to wear an unearned "B" is fully as bad as 
wearing a fraternity pin when you do not 
belong to that fraternity. We sincerely hope 
that the Orient will not have cause again to 
comment upon this thing. 



The Class of 1904 deserves great praise 
for the able way in which it has completed the 
financial part of its Bugle. It is now only the 
beginning of the second term after its appear- 
ance and yet the accounts are all settled up, 
save a few class subscriptions, the bills all 
paid, and a balance remains to the good. It 
often happens that the books of this publica- 
tion are never finally squared up until gradu- 
ation, and then in a not too satisfactory man- 
ner. Much credit is due Manager Lunt for 
the prompt and business-like way he has 
handled the class annual. 



The Orient in behalf of the college wishes 
to express thanks to Oliver Crocker Stevens, 
Esq., of the Class of 1876, who kindly pre- 
sented to the college the china and utensils 
which will be used at the afternoon teas given 
this term. 



The especial attention of the student body 
is called to the invitation of the ladies of the 
Faculty printed in this issue. The invitation 
for January 18 is to the first of a series of 
afternoon teas to be given . once a fortnight 
throughout the winter term, by the ladies of 
the Faculty to the students of the college. 
The members of the Faculty, overseers and 
alumni, and clergymen residing in Brunswick, 
with their famiHes, will regularly be present. 



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In addition there will be specially invited 
guests from out of town each afternoon. 
These teas will be held regularly from four 
to six ; but on the first afternoon the hours are 
from three to five to accommodate the special 
guests from Portland. For a long time 
there has been a feeling among the students 
that opportunities for becoming better 
acquainted with the members of the Faculty 
were far too few, and so it has been with the 
exception of the Y. M. C. A. reception, that 
scarcely an occasion has been offered the 
undergraduate each year to meet his professor 
in a social way. The class-room has been 
practically the only means of acquaintance 
between student and professor. The mem- 
bers of the boards of instruction have also 
realized this important fact and they are now 
endeavoring to furnish more opportunities for 
uniting the Faculty and the students and 
cementing more strongly the harmony which 
already exists. To them we are indebted for 
the receptions and teas which will occur this 
term. It is now the duty of every student to 
be present at these gatherings and to show his 
appreciation of the efforts of the Faculty. 
The receptions will be entirely informal and 
the Orient hopes to see the student body 
present in large numbers. 



SEMESTER SYSTEM ADOPTED. 

Closely following the adoption of the sys- 
tem of major and minor subjects as a basis 
for election, comes the adoption of the Semes- 
ter system which the Faculty voted last Mon- 
day to establish and to take effect next fall 
term. This is a far more radical change than 
that of the system of major and minor sub- 
jects, and one which will cause a great num- 
ber of changes in the curriculum. Bowdoin 
at present is almost the only college in New 
England to retain the three-term system. 
The semester, or two-term system, has been 
gradually adopted by many of the other col- 
leges and has been found to be both successful 
and advantageous. Beginningnext fall the col- 
lege year will be divided into two semesters of 



nineteen weeks each, and instead of having 
three separate weeks devoted to examina- 
tions, one at the end of each term, there will 
be but two examinations of about ten days 
each, one at the end of each semester. Dur- 
ing the ten days of examination at the end of 
each semester, a student will have about two 
days intervening between each exam., which 
time can be devoted to study. The condensa- 
tion of the three exams, into two will be of 
great aid to the students and professors, both 
in the saving of time and of labor. The 
semester system is no experiment, for it has 
brought forth good results wherever it has 
been tried and without doubt Bowdoin also 
will profit by its adoption. 



'68 PRIZE SPEAKERS. 

The following men have been chosen to 
compete in the '68 Prize Speaking contest: 
Myrton Andrew Br3'ant, George William 
Burpee, John Merrill Bridgham, Marshall 
Perley Cram, Philip Maclean Clark, and Sam- 
uel Trask Dana. The annual contest will 
take place in Memorial Hall, Thursday, 
April 28. 



THE MUSICAL CLUBS. 

The Glee Clubs leave Thursday for their_ 
second concert trip and on Thursday night 
give a concert in Bridgton. The next even- 
ing they are to appear in Norway. 

Manager Chase has just completed 
arrangements for one of the longest trips that 
any Bowdoin club has ever taken. The fol- 
lowing is the schedule: 

February 3 — Foxcroft. 

February 4- — Dexter. 

February 5 — Bangor. 

February 6 — Brewer. 

February 8 — Fort Fairfield. 

Februai-y 9 — Presque Isle. 

February 10 — Oldtown. 

Besides these dates concerts will later be 
given in Auburn, Bath, Hallowell, Yarmouth 
and Portland, although dates have not been 
positively decided upon yet. About twenty 
more concerts will be given before the season 
closes. 

Leaders Archibald and Chapman have 
recently looked over some new music and 
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attractive numbers which will be added to the 
program at once. 



FOOT-BALL CAPTAIN. 

Wallace C. Philoon, '05, was elected cap- 
tain of the foot-ball team for 1904 at a meet- 
ing held Friday, December 18. 

Philoon began playing foot-ball in the 
position of centre, during his Sophomore year 
in the Edward Little High School and con- 
tinued, with success, in that position all 
his high school course. 

For three years he has played on the 'var- 
sity team. He began in the position of centre 
and has played in every position on the team 
except quarter and halfback. He is consid- 
ered one of the best all-round foot-ball men 
through his high school course. 



INVITATION TO THE STUDENTS. 

The ladies of the Faculty invite the stu- 
dents of the college to meet the members of the 
Faculty and invited guests in the Alumni 
Room, Hubbard Hall, on Monday, January 18, 
from three to five o'clock. On this afternoon 
the College Club of Portland will be the spe- 
cial guests of the college. 



MASSACHUSETTS CLUB. 

The Massachusetts Club held their first 
regular meeting of the term with Sexton, '04, 
and Tucker, '05, last Saturday evening. An 
interesting paper on Governor Andrew, the 
war governor of Massachusetts, was read by 
Hathaway, '04. It was voted to extend invi- 
tations to a number of prospective Bowdoin 
men attending the high schools and academies 
in Massachusetts as the guests of the club at 
the Indoor Meet. After the business meeting 
refreshments were served and the members 
adjourned at a late hour after having spent a 
most enjoyable evening. 



STATE Y. M. C. A. CONFERENCE. 

The second annual conference of the 
Young Men's Christian Associations of the 
Maine Colleges will meet with the Bowdoin 
Association, January 22-24. It is expected, 
that about sixty men, including twenty fitting 



school men, will represent the different organ- 
izations. 

The conferences will be wholly informal 
and will be held in the Association rooms in 
Banister Hall. The speakers will be the best 
that can be obtained, including Mr. A. B. Wil- 
liams of Yale University and Charles W. Gil- 
key of Harvard University. It is hoped that 
not only all the members of the local associa- 
tion but also many of the rest of the students 
will plan to attend the exercises. 



RELIGIOUS NOTES. 

Cleaves, '05, preached in the Farmington 
Congregational Church during the Christmas 
recess. 

As Rector Johnson is to be out of town for 
three weeks his class in Bible Study will be 
led by Burpee, '04. 

Rev. Mr. Jump of the Church on the Hill 
is giving some interesting Wednesday evening 
talks on "Some Books We Ought to Know." 

During the absence of Rector Johnson the 
services in the Episcopal Church will be con- 
ducted by Mr. Sills. 

Schneider, '04, preached in Saco the last 
Sunday of the fall term. 

The regular Y. M. C. A. devotional meet- 
ing Thursday night was led by Burpee, '04. 

Rev. Mr. Jump of the Church on the Hill 
spoke in the chapel vesper service Sunday. 
Johnson, '06, rendered a baritone solo. 



NEW BOOKS AT HUBBARD HALL. 

A book of general historical interest, in 
that it gives a glimpse of colonial life in the 
period immediately preceding the Revolution, 
is the volume by Mrs. Roger A. Pryor, with 
the title "The Mother of Washington and Her 
Times." Many particulars are furnished in 
regard to the home life of General Washing- 
ton and the social customs of the time 
are freely and entertainingly explained. 
(973.45 :P 95) 

Another book of historical value is M. A. 
DeWolfe Howe's work on "Boston, the place 
and the people." While restricted in its field 
and with a groundwork of historical fact the 
author has enlivened his account with odd bits 
of antiquarian lore and anecdote and in this 
way given to his narrative a very general inter- 



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est. Its illustrations include portraits of dis- 
tinguished Bostonians, pictures of homes and 
birthplaces and quaint relics from the early 
times. (917.446 :H 83) 

Wall Street, about which much has been 
written, in the press, in stories and in maga- 
zine articles, has only recently received a sys- 
tematic and acceptable description. In the 
"Work of Wall Street" Mr. S. S. Pratt has 
described the evolution of Wall Street, the 
meaning, the scope and the operations of the 
stock market. (332.6:? 88) 

The subject of railways in the United 
States has, within the last year, received a 
searching analysis and criticism from Mr. E. 
A. Pratt, an English writer and traveller. In 
his book "American Railways," he makes a 
comparison between English and American 
methods, commenting without reserve on the 
strength and weakness of each. The chapters 
originally appeared as articles in the London 
■Times. (385:P88) 

It is fortunate that the writing of a biogra- 
phy of Elijah Kellogg should not have been 
left to those remote from the time and place of 
Mr. Kellogg's activity. Under the editorship 
of Professor Mitchell we are provided with 
an authoritative life of Mr. Kellogg. In 
"Elijah Kellogg, the Man and His Work," 
there is a chapter by the Rev. George Lewis, 
one by Professor Chapman, two by Professor 
Mitchell, one by General Chamberlain, and 
four others which are arranged to form a con- 
tinuous narrative. (B:K29i) 

In view of the importance of the immigra- 
tion question, "The Alien Immigrant," by 
Major W. Evans-Gordon, will have a special 
value for American readers. The book deals 
largely with the question of Jewish immigra- 
tion. (325:G65) 

Attention is called to Bryan's "Dictionary 
of Painters and Engravers" now appearing in 
an enlarged and revised edition. Ever since 
the first edition in 1816 this work has held its 
place as the most complete and trustworthy 
authority on the lives and works of the paint- 
ers and engravers. An important feature of 
the present edition is its excellent illustra- 
tions. (703 :B 86) 

"More Letters of Charles Darwin" have 
recently appeared to supplement the "Life and 
Letters of Charles Darwin," which was pub- 
lishd in 1887. Although these volumes con- 
tain much of a highly technical character, 
they are arranged, by a slight classification of 



the letters, so that they give a clear idea of the 
scope and course of Mr. Darwin's work. 
(B:D257) 

Designed as a second volume in a system 
of ethics but appearing now as a separate work 
is "The Nature of Goodness" by Professor G. 
H. Palmer. The author has avoided technical 
language in dealing with his subject and fur- 
nished "An easy yet serious introduction" to 
the study of ethics. (i7o:P 22) 

In "The Adventures of Gerard" Conan 
Doyle has furnished some additional stories 
about the character first presented to English 
readers in "The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard." 
The book is comprised of eight short stories of 
the Napoleonic era, derived in large part from 
the contemporary biographies and memoirs. 
(823.89:0 81) 



PROFESSOR MITCHELL'S NEW BOOK. 

"Elijah Kellogg, the Man and His Work," 
is the title of a new book edited by Professor 
Mitchell. 

The work, which has sprung immediately, 
into popularity, deals with the man as his most 
intimate friends knew him. It takes up the 
story of Elijah Kellogg, life, anecdotes and 
reminiscences, and contains extracts from his 
best known sermons and letters. 

Among other contributors to the book are 
Professor Chapman, George Kimball of Dor- 
chester, General Joshua Chamberlain, ex-pres- 
ident of the college, and Rev. George Lewis, 
D.D., each of whom has written a chapter or 
more. "Spartacus to the Gladiators" and 
"Regulus to the Carthaginians," two of his 
most famous speeches, also appear in the book. 

The book deserves the support of all friends 
and alumni of the college. 



DECEMBER QUILL. 

We always look forward with pleasure to 
the appearance of the holiday number of the 
Qtdll, with a vague feeling that it will give us 
a treat both as to the quantity and quality of 
the reading matter which it presents. The last 
Quill does not disappoint our expectations. 
It is rather better than the ordinary run, and 
not the least encouraging feature of it is that , 
it is entirely an undergraduate production. 
This does not mean that we do not appreciate 
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always shown in the Quill; alumni contribu- 
tions are usually the most interesting and are 
always welcome. What we do mean is that 
hitherto the undergraduates have not given 
the paper proper support, so that any signs of 
increased interest on the part of the students 
are most gladly welcomed. One thing only we 
would have different; 1906 and 1907 are too 
conspicuous by their absence. Remember 
that the Quill is no more an upperclassman's 
paper than it is an alumni paper, but that it 
aims to represent the whole college. 

The opening article is "A Country Study" 
by C. B. Emerson, '04. He gives us an inter- 
esting picture of the short life of a little 
country Albino, half blind from his birth, and 
different from other boys of his own age, 
whose hopes and aspirations were all brought 
to naught because of his affliction. As might 
be expected the sketch is a sad one, but it is 
none the less interesting for that and carries 
with it a wholesome moral. 

This is followed by a pretty bit of verse by 
C. P. Cleaves, '05, entitled "A White Moun- 
tain Tragedy." 

Next in order is "Miss Arlingford's Christ- 
mas Message," a love story by F. K. Ryan, 
'05. It is not of the usual type of love story, 
in which various entanglements and misunder- 
standings are finally straightened out to the 
satisfaction of all concerned and the lovers 
"live happily forever after." The reconcilia- 
tion in this story never takes place, with the 
result that while interesting, it does not make 
such cheerful reading as would otherwise be 
the case. We should imagine that "Miss 
Arlingford's Christmas Message" must have 
been anything but pleasant for her. 

We are very glad to welcome the poem 
"Too Late," by J. N. E., '05, as undergraduate 
poetry is, as a rule, altogether too scarce. 

"A Grain of Sand" by C. P. Cleaves, '05, 
is another story with a moral to it, not 
expressed in so many words, but still plain 
enough. We are afraid that such cases as he 
describes are much more common than is gen- 
erally thought, and seldom arouse the sympa- 
thy that they deserve. 

The Silhouettes are good, as usual. They 
contain a retrospect of the year's work, a 
review of "Japanese Physical Training," and 
an announcement of the new Qidll board. The 
editors for next year are, Stanley Perkins 
Chase, Charles Poole Cleaves, James Newell 
Emery, Rupert MacConnell Much, Frank 



Keith Ryan, and Frank Elias Seavey, all of 
1905- 

The last meeting of the Ganders begins 
merrily, but it is more or less tinged with sad- 
ness from the fact that it is their last meeting. 
We have enjoyed their doings for the past 
twelve months and are sorry to have them go. 

Ye Postman offers a few choice bits of 
poetry. 

The first year has marked a distinct 
advance in the work of the Quill. We con- 
gratulate the retiring board on their good 
work, and welcome the new editors with a feel- 
ing of confidence that they will maintain the 
standard set for them. 



BRADBURY PRIZE DEBATES. 

Contestants for the Bradbury debating 
team are now busily engaged on the prelimi- 
nary debate which will be delivered on Janu- 
ary 22. 

The question for the preliminary discus- 
sion is: Resolved, "That, aside from the ques- 
tion of amendment to the constitution the best 
interest of the American people require fed- 
eral incorporation and control of industrial cor- 
porations known as trusts." 

The men who are to take part in this debate 
are : 

Affirmative — Emery, '05 ; Hall, '05 ; Lunt, 
'04; Whitney, '04; Favinger, '06; and 
Brown, '06. 

Negative — Boody, '06 ; Everett, '04 ; Clark, 
'04 ; Campbell, '04 ; Kimball, '04 ; Damren, '05 ; 
Harvey, '05 ; Perry, '06, and Porter, '06. 

From this list six men will be chosen to 
contest for the Bradbury prize which takes 
place February 10, and finally from the six, 
four men will be selected to represent the col- 
lege in the Amherst Debate. The subject for 
the Bradbury prize is : Resolved, That the best 
interests of both nations require the peaceful 
annexation of Cuba to the United States. 



A pleasant thing occurred at the station last 
Thursday when the 3 o'clock train passed through. 
On board the train was the Tufts Glee Club, and 
during the few moments the train was in the station 
they rushed to the Maine Street crossing in order to 
catch a glimpse of the college and gave some hearty 
cheers for Bowdoin, commingled with those of their 
own Alma Mater. Unfortunately there was hardly 
a Bowdoin man in the vicinity to return the com- 
pliment, but it was a most pleasant and courteous 
act on the part of the Massachusetts men. 



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CAMPUS CHf^T. 

Bills are up for the Minstrel Show. 

Greene, '03, was about the campus last week. 

The first Junior assembly will occur January 29. 

Clifford H. Preston, '02, was recently on the 
campus. 

Professor Dennis gave adjourns to his classes 
this week. 

The Aroostook Club dined at the Inn, last Sat- 
urday night. 

McGill University has added a railway depart- 
ment to its curriculum. 

Archibald, '04, is singing bass in the quartet of 
the Pine Street Church of Bath. 

Seavey, '05, has been chosen chairman of the 
Quill by the new editorial board'. 

Don Snow, '01, was visiting friends on the cam- 
pus during the closing days of the term. 

A picture of Rev. Charles P. Cleaves, Bowdoin, 
'05, appears in a recent number of the Congrega- 
tionalist. 

"$S0 Reward" fliers, advertising the Bowdoin 
Minstrel Show, attracted much attention around 
town this week. 

A recent issue of the Boston Globe contained a 
photograph and sketch of the foot-ball career of 
Kinsman, special. 

Professor Chapman lectures this Thursday even- 
ing at Lewiston before the Literary Union. His 
subject is Tennyson's poem, the "Princess." 

Professor Dennis has an article in the December 
number of the Library Journal on the recent Collec- 
tion of Oriental Literature now in Harvard College 
Library. 

Have you a shooting iron? Seems to be rather 
strenuous times around Brunswick these days with 
burglaries nearly every week and hold-ups nearly 
as frequent. 

During vacation a very enjoyable dance took 
place in the court room to which all the Bowdoin 
men in town were invited. Furbish and Webb, '02, 
were the committee. 

During the illness of Jesse W. Lambert, Bow- 
doin, '93, mathematical instructor at the Bath 
High School, Marshall P. Cram, Bowdoin, 1904, 
substituted in his place. 

The Orient is glad to notice that the electric 
light has been re-instated over the Bulletin Board, 
the absence of which was called attention to a few 
weeks ago in these columns. 

The appointment for the Cecil Rhodes scholar- 
ship will be made from Bowdoin next fall. The 
applicant must have reached the Sophomore Class, 
and have passed a satisfactory examination. 

A recent number of the Columbia Spectator con- 
tained a digest of a paper read by A. H. Nason, 
Bowdoin, '99, before the English Graduates' Club of 
Columbia University. Among others mentioned as 
taking part in the ensuing discussion was R. L. 
Marston, also Bowdoin, '99. 



The History Club held their first meeting of the 
year with White, '05. A paper on Cecil Rhodes 
was read by Davis, '05. After the business meeting 
refreshments were served and the meeting broke 
up at a late hour. 

A Junior Economics Club was organized last 
Monday night and consists of the following : Brett, 
Chase, W. S. Gushing, Damren, Donnell, Foster, W. 
F. Finn, Much, Hill, Robbins, Robinson, Weld, S. 
Williams and Tucker. 

The second lecture in the course being given by 
President Hyde under the auspices of the College 
Club of Portland was delivered Thursday evening, 
December 17, at the Second Advent Church at eight 
o'clock. The subject was "The Stoic Ideal of Self 
Control." 

The lecture course of the Library Association in 
Gardiner will open January 15 with an address by 
Professor F. C. Robinson on "The Fairyland of 
Science." The third lecture, February 12, will be 
given by President Hyde, his subject being, "Five 
Types of Personality." 

Burglaries and hold-ups have been getting ratlier 
frequent in town. Mr. Nason's store was entered 
and robbed during vacation, two others of the down 
town stores have been broken into and several citi- 
zens have been held up and their pockets rifled. 

Brunswick's historic hotel, the Tontine, was 
destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning, the first 
day of the term. Many students saw the conflagra- 
tion. This hostelry was built in 1828 and was 
closely associated with many of the happenings of 
the college. 

Last Monday evening the Men's Club of the 
First Parish held its second meeting in the chapel. 
Supper was served and Mr. Potter gave a brief 
statement of the financial history of the parish, 
Archibald, '04, sang a solo, and Johnson, '06, accom- 
panied on the piano. 

A rather unique entertainment comes this 
Thursday evening in the form of a Ladies' Minstrel 
Show in the Town Hall. The show is under the 
auspices of the Saturday Club of Brunswick. All 
the accustomed and historic features of regular 
minstrel shows are to be repeated by the ladies. 
Many of the students are planning to attend. 



SUBJECTS FOR SOPHOMORE HISTORY 
PRIZE. 

The subjects for the Sophomore History Prize 
were announced by Professor Dennis the last of last 
term. They are : 

"The Norman Conquest of England and its 
Result." 

"Henry VIII. and the English Reformation." 

"The Revolution of 1688." 

The themes will be due June I, and will require 
from 5,000 to iS.ooo words. 



Robert Sidney Hagar, Bowdoin, '97, was mar- 
ried on Wednesday, December 16, 1903, to Martha 
Florence Scott of New York. 



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A FALSE ALARM. 

The student body is well aware of the unreliabil- 
ity of the daily press in reference to Bowdoin affairs, 
yet such absolutely false statements are constantly 
being made, that we feel it our duty not to let them 
pass unnoticed. The statement recently in the edi- 
torial columns of one of the Maine papers that the 
minstrel show was to be given January 23 was so 
untrue as to be almost ludicrous, yet in the State at 
large where the facts of the case are unknown, such 
items are sure to do the management great harm 
from a financial standpoint. The minstrel show will 
be given in Town Hall January 22 and promises to 
be the best one ever given under the auspices of the 
students. The opening chorus which was written 
especially by Harry J. Ballon of Boston, is full of 
the catchiest music with specialties by the ends and 
circle. The solos will be sung by the best singers 
in college, while better end men cannot be found 
anywhere. The ends have by two months of 
research amassed a pile of jokes which will furnish 
food for amusement for weeks to come. The first 
part will close with the grand finale which alone is 
worth the price of admission. The olio is especially 
strong and snappy. Every one will be given a souve- 
nir program with cuts, etc., also a piece of sugar 
cane, a gift of the Gumbels. The show will be fol- 
lowed by a dance, music being furnished by the col- 
lege orchestra. The entire house will be reserved, 
seats going on sale at Shaw's book store Monday 
morning, January 18, at 8 a.m. 



BOWDOIN CLUB OF BOSTON. 

At a meeting of the Bowdoin Club held Satur- 
day evening, January 2, at the University Club, on 
Beacon Street, Mr. George M. Whitaker, '^2, read 
a paper on "Agricultural Colleges." He said, in 
part: 

As Bowdoin men, I assume that we are agreed 
as to certain fundamental propositions. I assume 
that we are in accord as to the importance and value 
of a classical college education. I believe that we 
agree in condemning the modern tendency to short 
cuts in education, or the craze to get riches or 
social position in some rapid transit fashion. I 
further believe that we deprecate the too early 
choice of one's life work, before the taste is fully 
formed. We believe that much of the popular talk 
about "practical' education is pure rot, for an edu- 
cation should fit for life in its broadest and fullest 
sense and not merely teach how to make a dollar. 

Leaving this thought hanging here for a few 
moments let us briefly consider a movement for 
industrial education which has been going on for 
the last 40 years, but which is not generally under- 
stood even yet. In 1862, on the initiative of Sena- 
tor Morrill of Vermont, Congress gave certain 
public lands to each state with which to found a col- 
lege, "the leading object of which shall be, without 
excluding other scientific and classical studies, and 
including military tactics, to teach such branches of 
learning as are related to agriculture and the 
mechanic arts, in order to promote the liberal and 
practical education of the industrial classes in the 
several pursuits and professions of life." With this 



as a chart, the system of land grant colleges was 
launched. 

All kinds of wise and unwise suggestions were 
made in connection with the different states accept- 
ing the gift of the general government, and in 
some instances the measure was barely carried. 
The friends of the classical colleges criticised the 
new colleges as being an unsound departure in edu- 
cation. Good, loyal friends, however, stood by these 
colleges, and now they have been in existence long 
enough to develop a body of alumni in the prime of 
life and activity, competent to pass judgment on 
what a land grant college should be. A corps of 
competent instructors has been developed, and some 
have become eminent in the scientific world. These 
colleges have built up a new scientific agriculture, 
giving it a new dignity and importance. 

And now should not we extend the most cordial 
right hand of fellowship to the agricultural col- 
leges ? 

"Be broader than your business or profession," 
was the advice which I recently heard given by a 
prominent educator. The farmer of to-day dis- 
cussing nitrogen, phosphoric acid, potash, car- 
bonaceous foods, entomology, the laws of heredity, 
is no clodhopper, but a broad, intelligent fellow-cit- 
izen. Probably Maine yearly sends into active lif^ 
3,000 young men. If one-tenth of them went to 
Bowdoin, the college would be swamped. The land 
grant colleges are doing wonders for the young 
men of the nation without weakening the older col- 
leges. Shall not we wish them godspeed? 



MEDICAL STUDENTS. 

The winter term's work of the Brunswick divis- 
ion of the Maine Medical School is now well under 
way. The classes this year, are not materially dif- 
ferent in size from those of last, 54 men being on 
the register book at the present time as against 58 
last year. 

There are j,"] men in the Freshman Class, 34 of 
which are Maine boys, two from Massachusetts and 
one from Utah. Only six of the men come from 
the academic department of Bowdoin. 

Following are the names and residences of the 
entering class as registered to date Benjamin Henry 
Keller, Appleton ; Archie Charles Ross, Phillips ; 
Daniel Ernest Dolloff, Phillips; Charles Howard 
Newcomb, Newburg; Samuel Ellison Sawyer, Lew- 
iston ; Charles Daniel North, Turner ; Millard 
Parker Hanson, Bath ; Atherton Manette Roberts, 
Kennebunkport; Olin Sewall Pettingill, Wayne; 
Ralph Waldo Foster, Milbridge ; Roland Banks 
Moore, Portland; Frederick Whitney Pratt, Nor- 
way; Henry Wilson Abbott, WaterviUe; 
Hugh Francis Quinn, Bangor ; Alfred Loomis 
Sawyer, Fort Fairfield ; John Gustave Lawson, 
Jemtland ; Harry Clayton Saunders, Portland ; 
William Jerris Lewis, South Framingham, Mass. ; 
Percy Clinton Robinson, Warren ; Henry Edward 
Marston, North Anson ; Ora George Daniels, Chel- 
sea, Mass. ; David Brown Twaddle. Bethel ; Wil- 
liam Cotman Whitmore, Portland ; Millard Carroll 
Webber, Fairfield; Merton Ardeen Webber, Fair- 
field : Alphonso Clyde Merryman, Freeport ; Charles 
Arnold Wyndham, Lisbon Falls ; Harold Josselyn 



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Everett, Portland; Harold Elmon Mayo, Hampden; 
William Thomas Rowe, Portland; Karl Brooks 
Sturgis, Auburn ; Merrick Scott Tibbetts, East 
Palermo; Ralph Arah Mclntire, Salt Lake City, 
Utah ; James Francis Cox, Houlton ; Ernest Frank- 
lin McName, Portland; Harold Girard Giddings, 
Gardiner. 



ATHLETICS. 



TRACK WORK. 

The B. A. A. meet will be held in Mechanics' 
Hall, Boston, on February 13. Bowdoin will be rep- 
resented in the relay races and in the shot-put. 
Denning will represent the college in the latter 
event. The following 10 men have reported for 
practice for the relay team : Rowe, '04, Captain ; 
Everett, '04; R. Davis, Weld, Webb, '05; Jenks and 
Webber, '06; Doherty, '07; Bates and Kinsman, 
special. From these men the team of four will be 
chosen. Daily practice on the out-door track is in 
progress and there is much uncertainty as to the 
make-up of the team. Only two men, Bates and 
Everett, were on last year's team. 



BASE-BALL PRACTICE. 

Base-ball practice was begun in the cage last 
week. Forty-three men reported for practice and 
the indoor coach. Pop Williams of the Boston 
Nationals, is expected to be on hand next week. 
The work is done in four squads which meet three 
times each week. The following men are on the, 
squad : Cox, Captain ; Bryan, Brown, Houghton, 
Winslow, Roberts, R. N. Gushing, W. Gould, Phi- 
loon, S. Brown, Norcross, Kinsman, Martin, Day, 
Robbins, Hodgdon, Briggs, Stone, Oakes, Greene, 
Tucker, Johnson, Clark, Wiggin, Small, R. Hall, 
White, Leatherbarrow, Doherty, McClellan, Palmer, 
KingsJey, Bavis, Putnam, Lawrence, Johnson, 
Clarke, Bodkin, Tuell, Redman and Priest. Of 
these men Captain Cox, Clarke, Oakes, Johnson and 
White were on the 1903 team. Several were on the 
second eleven, and much good material in the Fresh- 
man Class is assured. 



ALUMN 



CLASS OF i8si. 

Col. William Henry Owen, A.M., LL.B., died 
last week in Washington, of apoplexy. He was 
born February 5, 1830, at Brookhaven, N. Y. He 
graduated from Bowdoin in the Class of 1851, and 
received the degree of LL.B. from Columbia in i86r. 
He saw distinguished service in the Civil War, 
enlisting as a lieutenant in the Third Maine Volun- 
teer Regiment in 1861 and was made a colonel in 
1865. He was a civil engineer, being for many 



years connected with the United States Quartermas- 
ter Department at Washington. He is survived by 
a widow. 

CLASS OF 1855. 

Rev. B. P. Snow, late principal of Yarmouth 
Academy, has removed to Alfred and is acting as 
librarian of the newly organized Parsons Memorial 
Library. 



■ OBITUARY. 

CLASS OF i860. 
Rev. Henry Clay Robinson, A.M., i860, 
died at Damariscotta, Me., January 5, 1904. He 
was born at Newcastle, December 21, 1831, and 
graduated from Bowdoin in i860. He studied law 
and was admitted to the bar, but later changed to 
the ministry and was ordained as a Congregational 
pastor. He held many pulpits in New England and 
probably was the best known Congregational minis- 
ter in the State. He lived an upright, noble life, 
serving his Maker to the best of his ability in a way 
which brought credit to himself and his Alma Mater. 
He died at the age of 73. 

MEDICAL, 1880. 
Dr. Charles A. Dunham died at his home in 
Jacksonville, Florida, November 22, 1903, at the age 
of 49. He was born in Hallowell, Me., May 25, 
1855, and graduated from the Medical School of 
Maine in the Class, of 1880. Shortly after gradua- 
tion he moved South to Florida, where he lived 
until his death. He was surgeon of the First Infan- 
try, U. S. v., during the Spanish-American War. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

With exceeding sadness the Bowdoin Chapter of 
Alpha Delta Phi announces that death has once 
more claimed a loved and honored brother, George 
Winslow Foster, of the Class of 186S. 

A loyal brother, always faithful to his fraternal 
ties, an upright, kind-hearted and conscientious man, 
all who knew him will mourn his loss. He was 
highly respected by the members of his profession 
and loved by a wide circle of acquaintances. 

In his character and conduct, he exemplified 
those generous and varied traits of heart and mind 
that our fraternity always endeavors to call forth in 
her members and he proved himself in his life a 
man of high ideals honestly pursued. 

In token of our sympathy we address this memo- 
rial to the members of his bereaved family and to 
the several chapters of the fraternity. 

For the chapter : 

Eugene P. D. Hathaway, 
Rupert MacConnell Much, 
James Austin Bartlett. 



BOWDOm ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 21, 1904. 



No. 21: 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE TEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

William T. Rowe, 1904, Editor-in-Chief. 

Harold J. Everett, 190i, .... Business Manager. 

William F. Finn, Jr., 1905, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Arthur L. McCobb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager 

Associate Editors. 
S. T. Dana, 1904. W. S. Cushinq, 1905, 

John W. Frost, 1904. S. G. Haley, 1906. 

E. H. E. Burroughs, 1905. D. R. Porter, 1906. 

R. G. Webber, 1906. 



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[^ Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

It is plainly to be seen by the many costly 
memorial buildings which adorn the campus 
that the alumni of Bowdoin are loyal and gen- 
erous toward their Alma Mater. We are 
reminded of many of our prominent alumni 
and benefactors by the buildings which bear 
their names. Though we do not need to be 
reminded of Longfellow and Hawthorne, 
"Longfellow's Walk" and the "Hawthorne 
Oak" show at least that we pay these men an 
everlasting tribute. It seems strange then, 
that there is no public memorial of James 
Bowdoin, in honor of whom the college is 
named and to whom we all owe so much. At 
Harvard there is the famous statue of John 



Harvard, around which appropriate exercises 
are held each year. If a similar memorial in 
honor of James Bowdoin should be erected 
here, through the generosity of some former 
class which wishes to testify its feelings 
toward the college, it would serve the double 
purpose of reminding the undergraduate and 
graduate bodies of the man to whom we are all 
indebted, and would also add to the beauty of 
our campus. A fitting location for such a 
statue as this would be between Massachu- 
setts and Memorial Halls. 



Now that the Medical School is in session 
and the students of that department are with 
us, it seems an opportune time to call atten- 
tion to a matter which, to the Orient, seems 
of considerable importance. It is to make 
the medical men feel that they are a real and 
essential part of Bowdoin College. In the 
past this attitude on the part of the academic 
men has been conspicuous by its absence. 
The feeling has been dominant that the medics 
are scarcely to be considered a part of the col- 
lege. This should not be. Bowdoin needs 
these men in more ways than one — needs them 
now and will continue to need them in the 
future. She needs them in her athletics — 
especially in this time of keen rivalry among 
Maine colleges. The Medical School has fur- 
nished us with many valuable athletes in the 
past. Make the "Medics" understand that 
they are Bowdoin men and feel a responsibility 
in her success in athletics. The college also 
needs the help of these men in sending new 
students here. What class of men can do 
more effective work in this connection than 
they? Constantly coming in contact with 
many people, not only as chance acquaint- 



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ances, but entering the home in a pecuHar way 
and coming in touch with the parents of young 
men they have a distinct influence in their 
community. Here again they can help Bow- 
doin in a way few of us can hope to do. Let 
us extend the hand of fellowship to the medi- 
cal men. Thus we can not only form some 
pleasant acquaintances that may be valuable 
in themselves, but also give a big help of the 
right sort to the college which every Bowdoin 
man, in whatever department he may be, rep- 
resents. 



The first student tea proved a grand suc- 
cess and the ladies of the Faculty are to be 
congratulated for their work. The students 
attended in large numbers and greatly appre- 
ciated the efforts in their behalf. One thing, 
however, might add to the pleasure of the 
occasion and we petition the Faculty to con- 
sider this matter. Before the reception was 
half over, most of the Seniors were compelled 
to leave in order to attend gymnasium. An 
adjourn in this work, on reception day, would 
not be asking too much for it would not 
amount to more than six adjourns during the 
whole term. As most Seniors are generally 
engaged in some branch of athletics besides 
their gym work, would it be amiss to take an 
hour from gymnasium and devote it to social 
duties? We hope that favorable action will 
be taken on this matter. 



The expected change from our present 
three-term system to the semester, or two-term, 
system has come a trifle sooner than was gen- 
erally expected, and next fall will see the 
inauguration of the new system. On the 
whole, we are glad to welcome it, and feel no 
doubt but that it will prove as advantageous 
here at Bowdoin as it has elsewhere through- 
out New England. In some respects some of 
us are sorry to part with the old familiar state 
of things and are loth to take so radical a step. 
We have come to like the three-term system 



not only for itself, but because it was more or 
less a distinctly Bowdoin institution. How- 
ever, this is merely a sentimental considera- 
tion of little weight. The only practical difi> 
culty which we think is likely to be found with 
the new arrangement is in the case of those 
who are out teaching part of the time. For 
those who went out teaching in this way the 
three-term system was especially convenient. 
In every other way, however, the semester 
system will doubtless be a most decided 
improvement, especially in the matter of exam- 
inations and in the doing away with the short 
and unsatisfactory spring term. The semes- 
ter system is in accord with modern educa- 
tional tendencies and was bound to come in 
time. We are glad that it came soon, and 
look forward to its operation next year with 
interest and confidence. 



NOTICE. 

Hereafter the Freshman Class in Bible 
study will meet at seven o'clock Saturday 
evening, instead of at 9.45 Sunday morning, 
which has been found to be an inconvenient 
hour. 



MEETING OF THE CHEMISTS. 

On Monday evening, January 18, the 
Senior students taking quantitative analysis, 
together with Professor Robinson and a num- 
ber of invited guests, met in the chemistry 
lecture room and held a very pleasant session, 
Mr. Robert S. Edwards, Bowdoin, 1900, who 
is now connected with the Rockland Lime 
Company, was the principal speaker of the 
evening and very ably discussed the question 
of "Lime." The subject was of especial inter- 
est to the students, since they are now making. 
analyses of different varieties of lime. Among 
the visitors present were Mr. W. V. Went- 
worth, Bowdoin, 1886, now General Manager 
of the Great Works, Oldtown, Mi". Lasher 
of the Great Works, Mr. Edwards, Bowdoin, 
1900, and Mr. McNamara of the Rockland 
Lime Company, Mr. Onslayer of the S. D. 
Warren Mills, Cumberland Mills, Mr. Jesse 
Wilson, '03, of the Cabot Mills, and Mr. Ben- 



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son, '02. Among the students present were: 
Merriman, Hathaway, Saunders, Everett, Sar- 
gent, Griffin, Spear, Rowe, Rundlett, Cram, 
Chane)^ Oakes, Dana, and Frost. Following 
Mr. Edwards' talk, an informal discussion was 
held on "Lime," after which refreshments 
were served. Before adjournment, it was 
decided to continue these club meetings, the 
next to occur February 15, and the subject for 
discussion to be "Electrolysis." It is intended 
that the club shall be composed not only of the 
students, but also of numerous scientific men 
of the State. In this way the student will be 
greatly benefited, and Bowdoin will be able to 
point out the numerous advantages and facili- 
ties which are presented here for scientific 
study. Thus the mistaken idea which is prev- 
alent throughout Maine that Bowdoin has poor 
accommodations for the study of the sciences, 
will tend to disappear. 



ATHLETIC COUNCIL MEETING. 

At a meeting of the Athletic Council 
Thursday evening, January 14, it was voted to 
engage the services of Ross McClave of 
Princeton, as coach of next fall's team. 
McClave played four years on the Princeton 
eleven, two years at end and two years at full- 
back, and was also assistant coach. He comes 
highly recommended by Professor Fine of 
Princeton. 

The Council also voted to engage Mr. 
Frank Shannon of Dorchester as base-ball 
coach. 

A sum of $150 was appropriated for the 
purpose of securing new mats for the gymna- 
sium; also different sums were voted for the 
foot-ball and track managers for current 
expenses. The reports of the track, base-ball, 
foot-ball and tennis managers were approved. 



ZETA PSI CONVENTION. 

The fifty-eighth annual convention of the 
Zeta Psi fraternity was held with the Alpha 
Beta Chapter at Minneapolis, Minn., January i 
and 2. 

The youngest chapter of the fraternity had 
made extensive preparations for the reception 
of the delegates and they met with a royal wel- 
come. The headquarters of the convention 
were at the West Hotel. Business sessions 



were held Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fri- 
day evening, all attended a smoker in the West 
Hotel, which was a most enjoyable affair. 

Saturday morning another business session 
was held. At the close of this session the 
hundred delegates assembled in front of the 
hotel steps and the convention picture was 
taken. In the afternoon, the convention was 
taken on a trolley ride round the cities of 
Minneapolis and St. Paul, and all the points of 
interest were visited. 

A banquet, Saturday evening, closed one 
of the most successful Zeta Psi conventions on 
record. 

Lunt, '04, and Cousens, '02, represented 
the Bowdoin chapter. 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES. 

The regular mid-week devotional service 
Thursday evening was led by Schneider, '04. 
During a discussion by the leader and mem- 
bers the importance was shown of keeping 
important things in our personal lives in an 
important place. The man with one central 
purpose in life with other interests subordi- 
nated to it, is the one who reaches the highest 
measure of success. 

The usual Sunday vesper service was 
addressed by Rev. Mr. Taisne of Auburn, who 
showed that the light of our inner lives is 
always being reflected on those around us. 

The second annual conference of the 
Maine colleges in regard to association work 
opens this evening by a reception to the dele- 
gates from the other institutions. It is hoped 
that a large number of the local college men 
will attend to cordially greet the guests of the 
Bowdoin Association. The meetings will be 
held Friday morning and afternoon, Saturday 
morning, afternoon and evening, and the con- 
ference will close with a mass meeting for all 
college men in Banister Hall directly after 
chapel Sunday. 

Those who have these conferences in 
charge have been especially fortunate in secur- 
ing leaders for the different meetings. In 
addition to Mr. Williams, the international 
secretary who already has many friends here, 
and Mr. Gilkey, the preparatory secretary for 
the East, addresses will be given by Rev. Mr. 
Jump of the Church on the Hill, H. E. Dut- 
ton. Secretary of the Baptist Missionary 
Board, and a general secretary from Africa. 



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The meetings will be of the nature of con- 
ferences on the methods, needs, and possibili- 
ties of active Christian work in our State col- 
leges. Every man who has the best interests 
of Bowdoin at heart should plan to attend 
many of the meetings. 



NEW BASE-BALL COACH. 

Manager Finn of the base-ball team has 
secured the services of Mr. Frank Shannon of 
Dorchester for coach this coming season. Mr. 
Shannon comes strongly recommended and 
has had plenty of experience. 

He has been connected with professional 
base-ball clubs throughout the country for the 
past ten years. 

During the years of 1893, '94, and '95, he 
played with the Springfield Club of the East- 
ern League ; and in each of these years led 
the league in fielding in short-stop's position. 
In '94 and '95 he captained the club, and in '94 
led the league in batting. In 1896, he played 
short-stop and third-base for the Louisville 
Club of the National League. In '97, '98, '99 
and 1900, he played with Rochester, Buffalo, 
Springfield, and Worcester Clubs of Eastern 
League respectively. In 1902 he captained the 
Kansas City Club of Western League, win- 
ning the pennant in that league. In 1903, he 
managed the Gloversville Club of the New 
York State League. 

During his two years as a student at 
Harvard University — not being eligible to 
play on the team owing to professionalism — 
he assisted in coaching. 

He has expert knowledge of both batting 
and fielding and his experience and observa- 
tion has put him in possession of the finest 
points of base-ball. 



THE FIRST STUDENT TEA. 

On Monday afternoon, January 18, 
occurred the first of the series of college teas, 
which are to be presented by the ladies of the 
Faculty to the students at regular intervals 
through the winter in the alumni room of 
Hubbard Hall. A great many of the students 
were present and enjoyed a very pleasant 
afternoon. The especial guests of the day 
were the members of the College Club of Port- 
land, about forty being here from that city. 



Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Robinson, and 
Miss Chapman composed the reception com- 
mittee for the afternoon. The affair was 
made entirely informal. Ushers, chosen from 
each of the fraternities and one from the non- 
fraternity men, looked after those present and 
very ably attended to the -introductions. 
Refreshments were served by six young ladies 
from the town. The Faculty and many of the 
alumni living in Brunswick were present. 
The affair passed off most successfully and 
was a truly enjoyable social treat. 



NEW BOOKS AT HUBBARD HALL. 

"The Laws of Imitation," by Gabriel 
Tarde, has for more than a decade claimed the 
attention of a large number of scholars. It is 
only during the last year that the book has 
appeared in an English translation. It is an 
attempt to show how large a part imitation 
plays in conduct and to illustrate its presence 
in the evolution of art, of law and of institu- 
tions. The author is described by a compe- 
tent critic as "a true philosopher and also a 
man of affairs, with intellectual sympathies." 
(300 :T 20) 

Mr. Hammond's "Charles James Fox, a 
Political Study," is, in a way, a supplement to 
the "Early Life of Charles James Fox," by 
Trevelyan. Mr. Hammond's book is a eulo- 
gistic account of the English statesman, deal- 
ing, however, with the political side of his 
career and especially with his liberal ideas. 
His attitude toward the American colonies 
comes in for a special treatment. (B:F 838) 

Local history is represented among recent 
books by Gilbert Parker's volume on "Old 
Quebec." The record begins with the early 
voyages and continues through the period of 
French domination, then through the period 
of English control and finally sketches briefly 
the histor}' of the modern period. There is 
no attempt to deal with minute occurrences 
and the narrative throughout is closely con- 
nected with general European events. There 
is an abundance of good illustrations. 
(97i.4:P 22) 

Professor William MacDonald, formerly 
at Bowdoin, has recently issued "Select Stat- 
utes and Other Documents Illustrative of the 
History of the United States," completing the 
series of which "Select Charters" and "Select 
Documents" form the other two parts. It is 



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a presentation of the most important docu- 
ments from 1861 to 1898, and with these 
grouped in a single volume the work of 
research is greatly abridged. (973:M 11) 

In the summer of 1899, the Swedish travel- 
ler Sven Hedin, started from Stockholm on a 
journey through Asia, with a view to reach- 
ing the sacred city of Lassa. In "Central 
Asia and Tibet" he gives a very graphic 
account of this journey which is quite as 
important for its scientific discoveries as for 
its description of a little known region. His 
narrative includes some account of the per- 
sonal peril he was constantly in, his voyage of 
fifteen hundred miles in a ferry-boat, his dis- 
coveries of ancient cities and of his attempt to 
reach Lassa in disguise. (9i5:C4o) 

One of the most systematic inquiries into 
social problems, and especially that of pov- 
erty, is the work of Mr. Charles Booth. Nine 
volumes which have already appeared on the 
"Life and Labour of the People in London" 
are now being followed by eight volumes 
dealing with the "Religious Influences" 
among the poor. The method has been to 
visit a large number of families in each dis- 
trict and to draw conclusions only from groups 
of classified facts. Many of the problems are 
familiar to American readers through the vol- 
umes of Mr. Riis. (339: B 72) 

A number of essays hitherto issued by 
Professor George E. Woodbury in periodicals, 
have now been collected and published in a 
single volume under the title "America in Lit- 
erature." In a book of moderate proportions 
the author has treated, from the point of view 
of world literature, the significant productions 
of American letters. These essays are closely 
connected with one another and sketch in a 
brief way the beginnings of American litera- 
ture and its development in the Knickerbocker 
era and the literary age of Boston. There are 
chapters on literature in the South and in the 
West. (8io:W86) 

The production of "Parsifal" on the stage 
in New York calls attention to the timeliness 
of a translation of the drama which has 
recently been made by Oliver Huckel. The 
translator calls the drama Richard Wagner'.^, 
great confession of faith, which has been pre- 
sented, artistically, by adopting the Legend of 
the Holy Grail. (832.89: W 12) 

"The great poets of Italy" by Professor 
Oscar Kuhus has separate chapters on Dante, 
Petrarch and Boccacio, Ariosto and Tasso, as 



well as a brief sketch tracing the later devel- 
opment of Italian literature. (85i:K9S) 

In Mr. Crawford's last novel, "The Heart 
of Rome, a Tale of the 'Lost Water,' " there 
is very little concern with the religious or 
political life of the city. It is essentially a 
romantic story with much of the action devel- 
oped among the underground streams which, 
in some unaccountable way, flow from the 
remains of the old aqueducts, under Rome to 
the Tiber. This is the "Lost Water" of the 
title. (813.49:096) 



GLEE CLUB TRIPS. 

The Bowdoin Musical Clubs returned from 
their first trip Saturday, after giving concerts 
in Norway and Bridgton. At both of these 
places the clubs were greeted by packed houses 
and their reception was even enthusiastic. It 
seems to be generally conceded that the con- 
certs this year are as artistic as in former 
years, the work of the mandohn club calling 
forth special praise wherever they have 
appeared. 

The program, given at Gibbs' Opera 
House, Bridgton, was as follows: 

Opening Song (College). — Words by Fogg, '02. 

Glee, Mandolin and Guitar Clubs. 
Lobsters' Promenade. — Steele. Mandolin Club. 

Reading.— Selected. Mr. Mikelsky. 

A Loss.— Tebbs. Glee Club. 

Mandola Solo. — In Silence, "Mocking Bird." 

Mr. Chapman. 
Dance of the Goblins. — Smith and Zublin. 

Mandolin Club. 

Intermission. 
Drinking Song. — Martin. Glee Club. 

Reading.— Selected. Mr. Mikelsky. 

Veritas. — Dinsmore. Mandolin Club, 

Solo — Even Bravest Heart. — Gounod. 

Mr. Archibald. 
Winter Song.— Bullard. Glee Club. 

College Songs : 

(a) Bowdoin Beata. — Words by Pierce, 'g6. 

(b) Phi Chi.— Words by Mitchell, '79. 

The clubs have now a two weeks' rest 
before the extended trip to the northern part 
of the State, but in the meantime hard work 
will be put in daily to have every department 
in the best possible condition for that trip. 



Yale's Freshman Class this year is exceptionally 
large, exceeding that of last year by 115 men. There 
are 390 men taking the academic course and 317 tak- 
ing the scientific course. 



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BASE-BALL SCHEDULE FOR SEASON 
OF 1904. 

The base-ball management has announced 
the following schedule for this season. The 
schedule is one of the best that Bowdoin has 
ever arranged and the management is to be 
congratulated for its successful work. 

April 16 — Boston College vs. Bowdoin, Bruns- 
wick. 

April 23 — Bates vs. Bowdoin, Brunswick. 

April 27 — Exeter vs. Bowdoin, Brunswick: 

April 29 — Dartmouth vs. Bowdoin, Hanover. 

April 30 — Dartmouth vs. Bowdoin, Hanover. 

May 4 — University of Maine vs. Bowdoin, 
Orono. 

May 7 — University of Maine vs. Bowdoin, 
Brunswick. 

May II — Williams vs. Bowdoin, Williams- 
town. 

May 12 — Holy Cross vs. Bowdoin, Worcester. 

May 18 — Colby vs. Bowdoin, Brunswick. 

May 21 — Bates vs. Bowdoin, Lewiston. 

May 25 — Game pending. 

May 28 — Colby vs. Bowdoin, Waterville. 

May 30 — Bates vs. Bowdoin, Lewiston. 

June 3 — Harvard vs. Bowdoin, Cambridge. 

June 4 — Brown vs. Bowdoin, Providence. 

*June 10 — Amherst vs. Bowdoin (Ivy Day), 

* Canceled by Amherst. 



CAMPUS CHflT. 



Professor Ham granted adjourns in French S on 
last Saturday. 

A number of the students saw "Uncle Josh 
Spruceby" in the Town Hall last evening. 

C. B. Emerson, '04, conducted the recitations in 
French 2, during the illness of Professor Ham. 

The ladies' minstrel show was largely attended 
by the students who report a very pleasant evening. 

A picture of Dr. Mason, for many years the pas- 
tor of the Church on the Hill, with a sketch of his 
life, appears in a recent issue of the Record. 

It has recently been discovered that some one has 
cut about twenty-five cords of wood on land belong- 
ing to the college. The offenders are known and 
will be obliged to make a prompt settlement. 

J. B. Drummond, '07, has secured an appointment 
to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, 
and will begin work there within a few weeks. The 
college, though sorry to lose such a promising 
athlete, congratulates jVIr. Drummond upon secur- 
ing such a coveted appointment. 



There were more Bowdoin men present at the 
morning service of the Church on the Hill Sunday, 
than there have been before since college opened in 
the fall. Rev. John K. Brown of Harpoot, Turkey, 
delivered a very interesting address upon the work 
of the American IVIissionary Board in Turkey. 

Very near the whole college is using the gym. 
now and there are many men who would wish to 
ascertain the results of their training, and are not 
fully able to on account of the absence of the 
scales. It is to be hoped that these scales may be 
replaced and allowed to remain for the rest of the 
year and the gratitude of the men thus benefited 
would be a sufficient guarantee for their safe-keeping. 

In the December number of the Boston Latin 
School Register, there appeared a "Bowdoin Letter," 
written by an alumnus of the school who is now in 
Bowdoin. The purpose of this letter is to do away 
with the idea prevalent in Massachusetts, that Bow- 
doin is devoted exclusively to the interests of Maine 
men. The writer, besides mentioning the many 
advantages that the college offers m studies and in 
athletics, gave his address and expressed his willing- 
ness to communicate with any members of the 
school who are soon to enter college. It would be 
a good idea for other members of the college to send 
similar communications to the papers of their prepar- 
atory schools. If any of the schools do not publish 
papers, personal letters would answer the same pur- 
pose. The prime object of the Massachusetts Club 
is to bring more Massachusetts men to Bowdoin. 
All other sectional clubs should likewise strive to 
bring in more men from the various states which 
they represent. But this matter should not be left 
entirely to the sectional clubs alone. Every loyal 
Bowdoin man should do his best to bring more men 
yearly to the college. 



READING IN HISTORY 2. 
1904. 
To Jan. 14. — Robinson : Western Europe. Chap- 
ters 22-25. 
Gardiner : History of England, Chap- 
ters 23-24. 
To Jan. 21. — Robinson: Western Europe. Chap- 
ters 26-27. 
Gardiner : History of England, Chap- 
ters 25-27. 
To Jan. 28. — Robinson : Western Europe. Chap- 
ter 28. 
Gardiner : History of England, Chap- 
ters 28-30. 
To Feb. 4. — Creighton: Queen Elizabeth. Chap- 
ters 1-4. 
To Feb. II. — Creighton: Queen Elizabeth. Chap- 
ters 5-8. 

HOUR EXAMINATION, February nth. 

To Feb. 25. — Robinson : Western Europe. Chap- 
ters 29-30. 

Gardiner : History of England. Chap- 
ters 31-33. 

Firth : Oliver Cromwell. Chapters 
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185 



To Mar. 3. — Gardiner : History of England. 
Chapters 34-35- 
Firth : Oliver Cromwell. Chapters 
6-12. 
To Mar. 10. — Gardiner : History of England. Chap- 
ter 36. 
Firth : Oliver Cromwell. Chapters 
13-19- 
HOUR EXAMINATION, March loth. 

To Mar. 24. — Gardiner : History of England. Chap- 
ters 37-41. 

Firth : Oliver Cromwell. Chapters 
20-23. 

Robinson : Western Europe. Chap- 
ter 31. 

READINGS IN HISTORY II. 
1904. 

To Jan. 21. — Cooley: Constitutional Law. Chap- 
ters 1-3, 7. 
Hart: Actual Government. Chap- 
ters I -5. 
Bryce : American Commonwealth. 
Vol. I. Chapters 1-4. 
To Jan. 28. — Cooley : Constitutional Law. Chap- 
ter s. 
Hart : Actual Government. Chap- 
ters iS-16. 
Bryce : American Commonwealth. 
Vol. I. Chapters S-9. 
To Feb. 18. — Cooley : Constitutional Law. Chap- 
ter 4. 

Hart : Actual Government. Chap- 
ters 13-14, 21-27. 
Bryce : American Commonwealth. 
Vol. I. Chapters 10-18. 
To Feb. 25. — Hart : Actual Government : Chapters 
28-30. 
Bryce : American Commonwealth. 
Vol. I. Chapters 19-21. 
To Mar. 3. — Hart: Actual Government. Chapter 
17- 
Bryce : American Commonwealth. 
Vol. I. Chapters 22-27. 
To Mar. 10. — Cooley : Constitutional Law. Chap- 
ters 9-12. 
Bryce : American Commonwealth. 
Vol. I. Chapters 28-35. 
To Mar. 17. — Cooley : Constitutional Law. Chap- 
ters 13-15. 
To Mar. 24. — Cooley : Constitutional Law. Chap- 
ters 8, 16. 
Bryce : American Commonwealth. 

Vol. I. Chapter 47. 
Hart: Actual Government. Chapters 
18-20. 

READING IN HISTORY 5. 
1904. 

To Jan. 14. — Fiske: Critical Period. Chapters 6-7. 

American History Leaflet. No. 28. 

MacDonald : Select Documents. No. 5. 
To Jan. 21. — The Federalist. Nos. i, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 
II, 12, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23. 



To Feb. 4. — The Federalist. Nos. 24, 30-36, 40-44, 
46-48, 51, 54, 62, 68, 69, 80, 82, 84. 
Lodge : Alexander Hamilton, Chap- 
ters 1-4. 

HOUR EXAMINATION, February 4th. 

To'Feb. 18. — Lodge : Alexander tiamilton. Chap- 
ters 5-8. 

MacDonald : Select Documents. 
Nos. 6-15. 
To Mar. 3. — Lodge: Alexander Hamilton. Chap- 
ters 9-10. 

MacDonald : Select Documents. 

Nos. 16-26. 

To Mar. 18. — MacDonald : Select Documents. Nos. 

27-43, a-nd one of the following : 

Adams : History of United 

States. I. Vol. Chap. 1-6. 

Roosevelt : Winning of the West. 

Vol. IV. Chap. 4-7. 
McMaster: History of United 
States. Vol. III. Chap. 22. 
To Mar. 24. — Burgess : The Middle Period. Chap- 
ters 1-5. 
Reports will be given out February 4 and due 
March 7. 

Johnston's American Politics to be read as 
needed. 



PROFESSOR CHAPMAN LECTURES ON 
"TENNYSON." 

On Thursday afternoon, January 14, Professor 
Chapman lectured before the Literary Union of 
Lewiston, on Tennyson's "Princess." The lecture 
was heard by a large and appreciative audience 
which was unstinted in its praise. 

Professor Chapman made the poem and the 
poet's thought intelligible even to those who had not 
read this medley. While keeping the thread of the 
story constantly before his audience, he interwove 
selections from the poem read with such nice dis- 
tinctions of meaning that they appealed even to 
those familiar with the poem with a new interest. 

Professor Chapman reviewed the poet's life and 
alluded to his poetry, as a whole, which is charac- 
terized by a pervasive element of gaiety. "The 
Idyls of the King," "In Memoriam," "Locksley 
Hall," the "Palace of Art" and the "Princess" ail 
show this gaiety that Professor Chapman described 
as that which belongs to a spiritual soul endowed 
with a true insight into the ideal condition of things. 

He spoke of Tennyson as a seer and then quoted 
from various criticisms of the poem co-temporary 
with its appearance and later. Most of these were 
averse to the Princess, though a few recognized its 
lasting merit. For the question of "Woman's 
Rights" Tennyson in the Princess offers a partial 
solution, giving what he believes to be the true posi- 
tion of woman in society. 

The speaker then gave the setting of the poem 
briefly and followed it through to the end, bringing 
into relief the gradual change in the mind of the 
Princess, who first opposed marriage and sought to 
consecrate herself to acquiring knowledge, until at 
last she succumbed to her love of the Prince and 
domestic life. 



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Professor Chapman showed forcefully how the 
woman thought to gain most by separation from 
man, while he, by union with her, how she thought 
knowledge all in all, but he considered moral eleva- 
tion the higher of the two. He called attention to 
the idea of "the family" running through the whole 
poem and evident even in the songs interspersed. 
These Professor Chapman read in full, the first 
showing how parents angry at each other were 
reunited over the grave of their child ; the second a 
lullaby in which the sleeping infant links the mother 
with the father who is separated by distance; the 
third the bugle song in which the poet introduces a 
tribute to the perpetuity of married love through 
succeeding generations ; the fourth, the battle song 
in which the poet sings of the power of the affec- 
tions to nerve a man for the fray; the fifth, a song 
of bereavement, in which the widow lives only for 
the sake of her husband's child, and the sixth, indi- 
cating the complete renunciation of the woman of 
her ideals of learning for the sake of love and home. 



CALENDAR. 

Tan. 21.— Y. M. C. A. Meeting, 7.30 p.m.. Banister 
Hall. 

Jan. 22. — Grand Minstrel Show in Town Hall for 
Benefit of the Base-Ball Association. 

Jan. 22-24.— State Y. M. C. A. Conference at 
Brunswick. 

Feb. 10. — Bradbury Prize Debate. 

Feb. 13.— B. A. A. Meet at Mechanics' Hall, Bos- 
ton. 

Feb. 22.— Washington's Birthday— Holiday. 

Mar. 18.— Indoor Meet at Town Hall. 

Mar. 26-April I.— Exams, of Second Term. 

April 12.— Spring Term begins. 



ATHLETICS. 



TRACK WORK. 
Relay work still continues and the men are 
developing good speed. The raised corners while 
far superior to those of last year, are still lacking 
in some essential points necessary for a high rate 
of speed. The trials will be held about February I. 
Manager Hall announces that Bowdoin will run 
Brown at the B. A. A. Meet on February 13. 



ALUMNI. 



CLASS OF 1864. 
Rev. George Lewis, D.D., who was a member of 
the Class of 1S64, was tendered a reception on Sat- 
urday, January 16, by the members of his parish at 
South Berwick. The occasion was the completion 
of Mr. Lewis's thirtieth year of his pastorate there. 



Many good wishes and pleasant greetings were 
extended to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, and a purse of gold 
was presented by his parishioners as a sUght token 
of their regard. 

CLASS OF 1892. 
Lyman K. Lee, Bowdoin, '92, is president of the 
Piscatacxuis County Teachers' Association, which 
meets at Milo, January 28 and 29. 

CLASS OF 1898. 
Jacob M. Loring, Bowdoin, '98, is now teaching 
at the New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, 
New Mexico. 



OBITUARY. 

CLASS OF '68. 

Dr. George Winslow Foster, superintendent of 
the Eastern Maine Insane Hospital, died shortly 
before midnight on Monday, January 4, 1904, after 
an illness of about one week. 

Dr. Foster was born on September 28, 1845, at 
Bangor, Me. He graduated from Bowdoin in 1868, 
and from the Medical School of Maine in 1871, and 
also studied at the Harvard Medical School. He 
practiced at Bangor ; at Le Mars, Iowa, and at Salt 
Lake City; and later became assistant physician in 
the Government Hospital for the Insane at Wash- 
ington, D. C. When the Eastern Maine Insane Hos- 
pital was opened three years ago Dr. Foster was 
appointed its superintendent, and his administration 
has from the first been characterized by great exec- 
utive ability, and crowned by complete success in 
every respect. Dr. Foster's death, occurring as it 
did only a week after the death of Mrs. Foster, 
brings sorrow to many, and by it the medical pro- 
fession of the State sustains a great loss. Dr. Fos- 
ter was for one year a vice-president of the Maine 
Medical Association, and was a commissioner of 
lunacy for a county in Iowa during his residence in 
that state. He has written many pamphlets on the 
treatment of insanity, some of which have attracted 
attention in Europe, and at the time he was one of 
the best known and influential members of his pro- 
fession in Maine. 

Dr. Foster leaves three children : Dr. B. O. Fos- 
ter, instructor at Leland Stanford University, Cali- 
fornia ; Mrs. Margaret Howard, of Bangor ; and 
George A. Foster, Bowdoin, 1905. 

CLASS OF 1880, MEDICAL. 

On Wednesday, November 13, the trustees of the 
Maine Insane Hospital at Bangor unanimously 
elected Dr. Philip H. S. Vaughan superintendent of 
that institution to fill the vacancy made by the 
untimely death of Dr. Foster. Dr. Vaughan has 
had long experience and has devoted much study to 
this department of medical practice. He graduated 
from the Medical School of Maine in the Class of 
18S0, and after practicing a short time he entered 
the Insane Hospital at Augusta, where he was 
second assistant superintendent for eleven years. 
Three years ago he was chosen first assistant in the 
Bangor Hospital, a position for which he has shown 
great ability and fitness. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 28, 1904. 



No. 22. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE TEAR 
ET THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

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William F. Finn, Jr., 1905, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Arthur L. McCobb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 
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John W. Frost, 1904. S. G. Halet, 1906. 

E. H. R. Burroughs, 1905. D. E. Porter, 1906. 

K. G. Webber, 1906. 



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We wish to call the attention of the student 
body to the interesting series of addresses to 
be given in the Church on the Hill on the 
Sunday evenings of January 31, February 7 
and 14. They are given under the auspices 
of the Men's Club of the parish, and the cor- 
dial invitation to the public should be specially 
attractive to the men of the college. Dr. 
Beach, of Bangor Seminary, will tell of the 
memorable municipal struggle to drive the 
saloon out of the city of Cambridge, a strug- 
gle which owed much of its success to Dr. 
Beach himself. Mr. Robert A. Woods of the 
South End House, Boston, who knows as 
much of the slum-life in great cities, and the 



methods employed to redeem it, as any man 
living, will speak on that subject. Rev. Ray- 
mond Calkins, of Portland, with exceptional 
powers and opportunities for observation, will 
speak on some aspects of American social life. 
The college ought to be largely represented 
in the audiences on all these evenings. 



The Orient is pleased to announce that 
the suggestion made in the last issue has been 
favorably acted upon by the Faculty and here- 
after the Seniors will be excused from gym- 
nasium on the afternoons of the Student Teas. 



Every one feels proud of the performance 
given last Friday evening by the Bowdoin 
minstrels. A better minstrel show has not 
appeared in Brunswick for many years. 
Every number was well rendered and won the 
merited applause of the audience. Much 
thanks is due Coach Toothaker for his untir- 
ing efforts, for it is to him that we owe the 
success of the show. The Orient hopes to 
see a minstrel show put on every year. 



LIBRARY CLUB LECTURES. 

The Library Club, realizing that the under- 
graduates often have no opportunity to hear 
various addresses by members of the Faculty 
that have pleased cultured audiences in other 
places, has, with the generous co-operation of 
the gentlemen mentioned below, arranged a 
brief series of lectures to be given in the 
English and French Literature Room, Hub- 
bard Hall, on certain Monday evenings in Feb- 
ruary and March. Professor Alfred L. P. 
Dennis will begin the course on February 8 
with his lecture on "Captain Martin Fringe, 
the last of the Elizabethan Seamen." The 



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second lecture, one upon "Dante and the 
Renaissance," will be given by Mr. Kenneth 
C. M. Sills on March 7, and the last by 
Professor Chapman on "The Reading of 
Books" by Edmund Spenser, on March 21. 
Since the audience room selected for these 
lectures will accommodate only a limited 
number, it is desirable to know in advance 
how many of the undergraduates intend to be 
present at each lecture. The secretary of the 
Library Club therefore requests all students 
to apply at the charging desk for the tickets of 
admission which are free to them and their 
friends at least five days prior to the date of 
the lecture. It is desired to invite a few ladies 
and gentlemen from the town, so that compli- 
ance with this request on the part of under- 
graduates will be of great assistance to the 
Library Club. 



BRADBURY DEBATERS CHOSEN. 

The trials for the Bradbury Debate 
occurred on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 
of last week. From the list of candidates, the 
following men were chosen and arranged on 
sides : Lunt, Harvey, and Porter, with Kim- 
ball alternate against Campbell, Clark, and 
Pierce, with Boody alternate. The question in 
the trials was : Resolved, "That, aside from 
the question of amendment to the constitution 
the best interests of the American people 
require federal incorporation and control of 
industrial corporations known as trusts." 
This is the same question which will be dis- 
cussed in the Amherst Debate, the affirmative 
side of which Amherst will defend. The first 
trial was held Wednesday evening, the 
debaters being Boody, Lermond, Kimball, 
Emery, Favinger and Newton. On Friday 
afternoon the second trial took place and Lunt 
and Pierce took sides against Clark and Har- 
vey. On Saturday afternoon the last trial was 
held with Burpee, Weld, and Whitney against 
Damren, Porter, and Campbell. 

The judges of the trials were Professors 
Chapman, Hutchins, Mitchell, Dennis and 
McCrea. The first trial on the whole was 
rather weak, while the last two were somewhat 
better. Campbell and Porter were especially 
strong in the last trial, while Clark did excel- 
lent work in Friday's trial. 

The Bradbury Prize Debate will occur in 
Memorial Hall, Thursday evening, February 



II, and the question is: Resolved, "That the 
best interests of both nations require the peace- 
ful annexation of Cuba to the United States." 



MEETING OF THE LIBRARY CLUB. 

The regular meeting of the Library Club 
was held Saturday, January 23, at Professor 
Little's house. A very interesting paper was 
read by Mr. Whitmore on "Book Illustra- 
tion." Arrangements were made for a course 
of three lectures to be given under the auspices 
of the club as announced in another column. 
The next meeting will be on January 30. 



PROVISIONAL COMMENCEMENT 
APPOINTMENTS. 

At the Faculty meeting last Monday 
evening the provisional commencement list 
was given out. The men eligible to these 
appointments are those who have obtained a 
rank of A or B in three-fourths of their 
courses. Twenty-seven men made the provis- 
ional list, the largest number of any class in the 
history of the college. This is a glowing trib- 
ute for the scholarship of the Class of 1904 
and a record to be proud of. The following 
men made the provisional list : Beane, Bridg- 
ham, Brigham, Bryant, Burpee, Campbell, 
Clark, Coan, Cram, Cunningham, Dana, 
Emerson, Everett, Frost, Grant, GriiiSn, 
Harper, Hathaway, Lowell, Lunt, Rowe, Sar- 
gent, Shorey, Small, Smith, Wildes and Spear. 



By the action of the Faculty Monday, the 
Bowdoin Dramatic Club will present "She 
Stoops to Conquer" in the Town Hall Feb- 
ruary 18. The play, "She Stoops to Con- 
quer," has been admirably selected, not only 
for its literary merit, universal interest and 
fine humor, but also for its suitability to the 
cast. Every man has a part for which he is 
peculiarly fitted, and understudies have been 
secured to prevent failure through accident. 
The interest shown by the members has been 
remarkable; attendance upon rehearsals — that 
great bugbear to amateur productions — has 
been all the management could wish and far 
beyond their expectations. Every man has 
entered well into the spirit of his part, aud it 
is felt that Coach Edgecomb will find an agree- 
able surprise awaiting him at his first rehearsal 
Saturday. The coach is a man of consider- 



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able experience and under his guidance the 
chib feels that their performance in Bruns- 
wick will compare favorably with the 
older organizations of other colleges. 
Arrangements have been made with George P. 
Ra3'mond, the costumer, of Boston, by which 
costumes in keeping with the setting of the 
pla}' have been secured on favorable terms. 
The club, if it is as successful as it bids fair 
to be, will do much toward advertising Bow- 
doin and drawing the attention of the other 
colleges, as perhaps more than any other 
organization, the dramatic clubs follow each 
other's movements with interest. 



FRESHMAN STRENGTH TESTS. 

The results of the physical examinations 
taken by the Freshmen last fall give the ten 
highest marks to the following men : 

Total Strength. Development. 

Whipple 918. 533-2 

Lowell 749.7 536.7 

McMichael 733.3 578.3 

Smith 714-1 564.6 

Mincher 708.6 554-8 

Glidden 703-7. S20.1 

Redmond 695.8. 565.8 

Winchell 690. 525.2 

Otis 678.2 510.4 

Fernald 651.8 568.9 



Y. M. C. A. CONFERENCE. 

The second annual conference of the Maine 
College Young Men's Christian Associations 
met with the Bowdoin organization last Fri- 
day to Sunday inclusive. Eighty-seven dele- 
gates from other colleges and a few jfitting 
schools were divided as follows: Bates 11, 
Colby 17, University of Maine 12, Coburn 
Classical Institute 3, Bucksport Seminary 2, 
Good Will Farm 2, Hebron 5, Higgins Insti- 
tute 5, Kent's Hill 5, Maine Central Institute 
I. The delegates were furnished entertain- 
ment by the college men, generously assisted by 
members of the Faculty and town churches. 

The principal leaders and speakers at the 
conference, were Arthur B. Williams, Yale, 
'98. Charles W. Gilkey, Harvard, '03, Presi- 
dent White of Colby College, Mr. Albertaine 
from South Africa, and Professor Chapman 
of Bowdoin. 



A reception to the visiting delegates was 
held in Hubbard Hall Thursday evening. 
The principal meetings were held Friday and 
Saturday. Nearly all the services were in the 
form of informal conferences in regard to the 
best methods of work in the Maine colleges. 
In the final meeting Sunday night a policy for 
the next year was drawn up including definite 
plans for Bible Study, Mission Study, Personal 
Christian Work, and a proposal to send a large 
delegation to the Northfield Conference next 
spring. 

Some interesting facts were brought out 
in regard to the different colleges as follows : 





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55 




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55 




Maine 


475 


7^^ 


25 


25 


15 


25 





Colbv 


. 122 


40 


30 


18 


32 


20 





Bates 


- 175 


60 


30 


20 


15 


17 


4 


Bowdoin. . 


. 280 


90 


37 


8 


62 


24 






It was voted to accept the invitation of 
President Huntington of the University of 
Maine Association to hold the conference at 
Orono next year. 

Notes. 

Schneider, '04, preached at South Gardi- 
ner last Sunday. 

The Freshmen taking Bible Study will 
meet in Banister Hall Saturday at 7 
P.M. The ninth study will be for discussion. 

Rev. Mr. Jump spoke in chapel Sunday in 
the absence of President Hyde. Archibald, 
'04, sang at the service. 

The Sophomore Class in Bible Study will 
meet in Hubbard Hall, Sunday, at 2.30 p.m. 

Rev. Mr. Jump gave a special sermon Sun- 
day morning with special reference to the 
visiting Y. M. C. A. men. His subject was 
"A Four-fold Hope, a Sermon to Young 
Men." 



MEN'S CLUB LECTURE COURSE. 

The Men's Club of the First Parish has 
arranged for a series of addresses to be given 
on successive Sunday evenings in the church, 
as follows ; 

January 31. Rev. David N. Beach, presi- 
dent of Bangor Theological Seminary, will 
speak on "How One City Did Its Civic Duty." 



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February 7. Mr. Robert C. Woods, head 
of the Social Settlement work in the South 
End House, Boston, will speak on "The Social 
Settlement Idea in City and Town." 

February 14. Rev. Raymond Calkins, 
pastor of the State Street Church, Portland, 
will speak on "Some Aspects of American 
Social Life." 

The representative character of these 
speakers and the importance of their subjects 
will make these addresses of exceptional inter- 
est and value. The students are cordially 
invited and urged to attend. 



MINSTREL SHOW. 

Friday evening, January 22d, was the date 
set for the minstrel show, and judging by the 
crowd present, a more favorable date could 
not be selected. 

The show began with the singing of Bow- 
doin Beata, followed by the college yell behind 
the curtain. The raised curtain disclosed the 
stage handsomely decorated in the college 
colors with flags of all the eastern colleges 
everywhere in evidence. 

The opening chorus, containing several 
specialties by the end men, won merited 
applause from the audience. It was one of the 
best overtures ever heard here and was written 
by Harry J. Ballou of Boston. 

The end men were at their best and scored 
hit after hit on the Faculty, students and 
townspeople. The solos were rendered per- 
fectly and well deserved the encores they 
received. 

The Olio consisted of a mandolin trio by 
Chapman, Bridgham and Winchell and was 
ably rendered. Whitney and Davis gave a 
fine turn and scored a decided hit. Frank 
Mikelsky, in a Hebrew monologue, caught the 
house and was forced to respond to several 
encores. The concluding number on the pro- 
gram was "A Night at the P. C. Club," intro- 
ducing the Gumbel Brotliers, assisted by the 
entire company. The scene was a club room 
with several well known persons gathered 
around the ring side. After several ludicrous 
entrances and stunts by the company the Gum- 
bels gave a clever exhibition of sparring. 
Dancing followed the show, music being fur- 
nished by the Bowdoin College Orchestra. 
The show was under the direction of Mr. 
Robert Toothaker and it is to him that the suc- 



cess of the show was largely due. The fol- 
lowing students took part : 

H. L. Palmer, interlocutor; L. Gumbel, P. 
Laidley, C. P. Kinsman, bones ; tambos, J. 
Gumbel, R. J. Hodgson, L. D. H. Weld; 
chorus, B. Archibald, P. M. Clark, M. A. 
McRae, H. L. Palmer, G. C. Purington, J. A, 
Clarke, R. N. Gushing, P. K. Greene, R. E. 
Hall, Henry Lewis, H. E. Marr, J. W. Riley, 
P. G. Robbins, G. H. Stone, Stanley Williams, 
D. B. Andrews, M. T. Copeland, K. H. Dam- 
ren, H. M. Edwards, E. R. Hale, R. J. Hodg- 
son, Romilly Johnson, W. F. Johnson, R. 
Brown, C. Bavis, Elmer Perry, H. S. Stetson, 
R. B. Williams, A. L. Hatch, C. A. J. Hough- 
ton, C. S. Kingsley, W. S. Linnell, F. K. Ryan, 
P. R. Shorey, H. E. Wilson, T. R. Winchell, 
J. F. Wogan. 

RROGRAMME— PART I. 

Overture. 

Song — Liza Jane. Mr. Hodgson. 

Song — Moon, Moon, Moon. Mr. Johnson. 

Song — -it ain't no use, Babe, it's all over now. 

Mr. Kinsman. 
Song — My Alamo Love. Mr. Ryan. 

Song — Roll Dem Eyes. Gumbel Bros. 

Song — Navajo. Mr. Denning. 

Song— Then I'd be Satisfied with Life. Mr. Weld. 
Song— What's the Matter with the Moon To-Night? 

Mr. Archibald. 
Finale. 

PROGRAMME— PART IL 

Mandolin Trio. — Selected. 

Chapman, Bridgham and Winchell. 
A Night at the P. C. Club. 

(Introducing the Gumbel Bros, assisted by the 
Company. ) 

Monologue. Mr. Mikelsky. 

Chestnuts — A Sequel to Twice Told Tales. 

An original farce by Whitney & Davis, with due 
apology to Nathaniel Hawthorne. 

Till We Meet Again. 



NEW BOOKS AT THE HUBBARD 
HALL. 

"Pure Sociology," by Mr. Lester F. 
Ward, is an attempt to organize the facts of 
sociology and to bring them together into a 
system. This volume is wholly concerned 
with the principles of the science; a later one 
will deal with their applications. The various 
chapters, which were first used as lectures, 
have been elaborated here into a scholarly 
treatise, enforced at many points by scientific 
data, and by references to other writers. 
(301 : W22) 



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191 



Mr. John Mitchell, the labor leader, has 
recently become an author. Under the title 
"Organized Labor," he treats with commend- 
able tolerance and fairness, of the disagree- 
ments between labor and capital, as well as of 
the various phases of trade-unionism. There 
are special chapters on the coal strike of 1902. 
(33i:M69) 

Mr. George L. Bolen, in his book "Getting 
a Living," aims to give to the average citizen 
an intelligent view of practical economic ques- 
tions. There are chapters on rent, interest, 
profit' sharing, wages, strikes and similar 
topics. The author has had a varied career as 
employee and employer, and besides the facts 
furnished by a wide experience he has made 
use of the latest and most reliable authorities. 
(33i:B64) 

In the "Flora of the Southeastern States' 
by Mr. J. K. Small, there is a detailed descrip- 
tion of the seed plants, ferns and fern-allies, 
growing naturally within the limits of the 
southeastern states. An exact description of 
each plant is given, together with the period 
when it is in flower and the place where it may 
be found. (581.976: S 63) 

The volume on the "Cathedral Church of 
Lichfield" by M. A. B. Clifton, gives in a con- 
cise form a history and architectural descrip- 
tion of one of the most ornate of English 
cathedrals. The book is issued -in the group 
of monographs known as "Bells Cathedral 
Series," in which the purpose has been to sup- 
ply books of value to the student of history 
and useful as well to the ordinary tourist. 
(914.24: L 62) 

Mr. Andrew Lang, interesting in any field, 
has recently reviewed, from the scholar's 
standpoint, some events which have always 
remained historical mysteries. In the "Valet's 
Tragedy" he has restated a few of these puz- 
zles with a view to removing some of the 
errors that they have occasioned. A portion of 
the book has appeared before in the form of 
periodical articles, but the chapters on the 
"False Jeanne D'Arc" and "The Mystery of 
Amy Robsart," together with three other 
papers are here pubHshed for the first time. 
(904: L 26) 

There are few books which seek to trace 
the efifect of the geography of a country on its 
history. Miss E. C. Semple, however, in a 
new and scholarly work, "American History 
and Its Geographical Conditions," has 
attempted to show this connection and to fol- 



low its influence chronologically in the events 
of United States history. (973:547) 

"Reminiscences of the Civil War" by Gen- 
era! John B. Gordon, gives the life history of 
a foremost Confederate officer. Gen. Gordon 
was' present at so many of the engagements 
that his narrative becomes almost a history of 
the war itself. He has written with - great 
fairness and with an attempt to do justice to 
the North as well as the South. 
(973.7S:G65) 

"The Foe of Compromise" is the name 
that Mr. William Garrott Brown gives to a 
volume including, besides the title essay 
another on a "Defence of American Parties," 
a third on "The Task of the American His- 
torian" and a fourth on "The Great Occasions 
of an American University." The first essay 
has appeared in the Fortnightly Rezdezv, the 
periodical which printed the essay "On Com- 
promise" by Mr. John Morley, the biographer 
of Gladstone. (814.49 :B 82) 

"Long Will, a Romance," by Florence 
Converse, deals with the peasants' revolt in 
England, in 1381. Among the characters in 
the story are the King, Richard II., the poet 
Long Will Langland, author of Piero Plough- 
man, Chaucer and Wat Tyler. (813.49: C 78) 



BOWDOIN'S PINES. 

Bowdoin's pines are doubtless part of what 
attaches every alumnus to the college, and 
important as the fact may be in comparison, 
the sight of them is a treat to every forester as 
well. To every man whose eyes are trained to 
observation in that field a walk through those 
w'oods yields a sense of abounding life that is 
ver}' refreshing. There is so much that is 
both good and beautiful there, and more than 
that, natural renewal is so abundant that the 
problem of perpetuation and improvement is 
the easiest possible. 

Some years ago indeed it was pointed out 
to the college authorities that the tree growth 
on one portion of the ground was failing and 
needed attention to secure its renewal. That 
is the region immediately behind the chapel 
and observatory, on which the old stock of 
trees has been dying out now for the past 
fifteen years. This piece of land had been 
grazed and fires had been allowed to burn there 
annually. Securing first the reversal of these 
conditions, 5,000 young white pines were set 



192 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



out in the spring of 1896 on a space of two or 
three acres, this measure being taken not 
because the land would fail to seed up natur- 
ally if given time, but to save time and further 
to develop the interest of the authorities in the 
whole project, particularly in fire protection. 

The results of this move have been very 
satisfactory. In the years elapsed only one fire 
has got into the plot. Particularly pleasant 
has been the support of the students who more 
than once have lent timely and effective aid. 
The little plants which in 1891 looked so 
tender have now fought through their hard 
time and two or three years more will render 
them a prominent feature in the landscape. 
Natural seeding is now filling up around and 
among them so that for that part of the ground 
there is little more to do. 

One of the best and also most conspicuous 
parts of the college woods is that between the 
old delta and the new athletic ground. Here 
in a small space is to be seen a wonderful vari- 
ety of forest pictures, "Waldbilder" if we may 
be allowed the use of the original word for the 
idea meant to be conveyed. Here within 
touch are all kinds from the foresters' stand- 
point — good, bad and indifferent. Here are 
small bodies of mature pine lumber. Here are 
fine stands of trees thirty to fifty years of age 
growing up together. Here are dense bunches 
of young growth in the openings and occa- 
sional great portly trees. Here decidedly, for- 
estally speaking, is the show ground of the 
campus, needing again little more than selec- 
tion among the young and old to carry it to its 
highest development on the side of both beauty 
and utility. If later on planting may seem to 
be advisable it will be merely for the sake of 
variety, except in one spot. The view of the 
cemetery should be shut out from those pass- 
ing to the athletic field by the planting of a 
wall of dense crowned evergreens under the 
shade of the pines. 

It stands diflrerently with the woods on the 
two sides of Bath Street. Here there is a good 
deal of timber that is commercially mature and 
which seems fitting to the writer to treat with 
a more utilitarian view. Up to a few years 
ago the policy of the college authorities was 
never to cut a tree till it was dead, which meant 
oftentimes that the lumber it contained was 
past all use. The reasonableness of judicious 
cutting having been ratified by the committee 
of the boards a portion of the mature lumber 
has from year to year been taken out, the pitch 



pines particularly and such others as were 
defective and shrinking in quality. Lumber 
for various structural purposes has been 
obtained, while at the same time the woods 
have been put into better growing condition. 
Up to date no marked change has been worked 
in the appearance of the region to the casual 
observer and none will of course be made with- 
out the consent of those representing the dif- 
ferent views and interests of friends of the 
college. 

One object which may well guide in part 
the handling of these woods has not been 
referred to. One of the big movements now 
stirring in our country is forestry, the rational 
treatment for its yield in various forms of for- 
est land. In this movement young Bowdoin 
men are now beginning to take a hand, and 
future generations of Bowdoin men, we may 
believe, will bear their part in maintaining this 
great interest of our country. For their bene- ' 
fit, and further because in each state and com- 
munity bodies of well managed woods are 
bound to serve in the needed education of the 
people, the management of the college forest 
according to scientific principles seems very 
much worth while. We ask a little liberty 
therefore, in the way both of expense and of 
management, to put those woods into prime 
sylvicultural condition, to bring out their 
latent value for purposes of illustration and 
instruction. 

Some may be startled at first contact with 
these ideas and think any interference with 
the course of nature is vandalism, but consid- 
eration we believe, will convert all to the favor- 
able view. The parting word in fact to friends 
of the college whatever their age and connec- 
tion is to enjoy those woods, enjoy them more 
deeply and intelligently. This the)' should do 
the better if assured as to their perpetuation, 
of which happily there is no doubt. They may 
be further assured that the woods are under 
oversight with the idea of making them more 
valuable, more beautiful and more instructive, 
to which end the appreciation is asked of all 
in authority and interest while we promise in 
advance the cordial help, as it may be needed, 
of every Bowdoin forester. 

Austin Gary, Class of i88j. 



The University of Maine track team will be 
coached by Mr. Steve J. Farrell of Rockville, Conn., 
who has been assistant trainer at Yale University. 



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193 



NOTICE. 

Second reception and tea to the students 
given b}' the ladies of the Facuhy, Akimni 
Hall, Monday, February i, from four to six. 

Preliminary trials for B. A. A. Relay 
Team Monday, February i, at 3.30. 



Jan. 29. 
Jan. 30. 

Feb. I.- 
Feb. I.- 
Feb. 2.- 

Feb. 6.- 

Feb. II. 
Feb. 13 

Feb. 18. 



Feb. 22, 

Mar. 18, 
Mar. 26 
April 12, 



CALENDAR. 

— Junior Assembly. 

, — Meeting of all high schools for Bowdoin 

Invitation Base-Ball Meet. 
—Kennebec Alumni Banquet at Augusta. 
—Student Tea in Alumni Hall. 
-Meeting of Polycon Club with Ryan, South 

Maine. 
—Meeting of the Massachusetts Club. 

Trials for B. A. A. Relay Team. 
. — Bradbury Prize Debate. 
.— B. A. A. Meet at Mechanics' Hall, Bos- 
ton. 
, — Bowdoin Dramatic Club presents "She 
Stoops to Conquer" at Town Hall. 
New York Alumni Banquet at New York. 
— Washington's Birthday — Holiday. 

Indoor Meet at Town Hall. 
April I. — Exams, of Second Term. 
Spring Term begins. 



CAM PUS C VjflT. 

Denning has been admitted to the Junior Class. 

Marshall, '03, spent Sunday with friends on the 
campus. 

Cold weather does not seem to agree with the 
chapel organ. 

Charles Houghton has been admitted to the 
Sophomore Class. 

A party of twenty-two from Portland attended 
the minstrel show. 

Halford, '07, was called home Saturday by the 
serious illness of his sister. 

At the next college tea, the special guests will be 
Brunswick towns-people. 

The lack of electric lights causes considerable 
disadvantage during the hours from 4 to 6. 

The Zeta Psis have moved into their new house 
and have given up their hall in Snow's Block. 

W. H. Sexton, '04, took the degree of Royal 
Arch Mason in the St. Paul R. A. O-, Brunswick. 

Capt. Mitchell of the U. of M. base-ball team, 
was among the Y. M. C. A. delegates from that 
college. 

.A-rchibald, '04, sang one of the most beautiful 
solos, last Sunday, that has been heard in the chapel 
for a long time. 



A prize of $S has been given to the Brunswick 
High School to be competed for in debating. 

Hatch, '06, who is teaching at Boothbay Harbor, 
attended the Y. M. C. A. convention here last week. 

.Soule, ex-'o3, was on the campus, this week. He 
attended the initiation ceremony of the Alpha Kappa 
Kappa. 

Haley, '06, who is now at Hot Springs, Arkan- 
sas, has resigned as assistant manager of the base- 
ball team. 

The Alpha Kappa Kappa Medical Fraternity held 
its annual initiation and banquet Saturday, January 
23, at the Inn. 

The Dramatic Club has held rehearsals every 
night this week. Coach Edgecomb of Auburn is 
expected Saturday. 

The building committee of the Theta Delta Chi 
Fraternity met in Portland recently to consider plans 
for a fraternity house. 

The short address delivered by Rev. Mr. Jump 
at the chapel service has received much favorable 
comment from the students. 

Grant Pierce, '03, who is sub-master in West- 
brook High School, has a sketch in the Lewiston 
Saturday Evening Journal. 

Mr. I. H. Simpson has sold his naphtha launch 
and has had another built by Portland parties on 
lines of his own designing. 

A very pleasant "Bean Bag Sociable" was held 
in the vestry of the Congregational Church Monday 
evening, which many students attended. 

H. E. Mayo and H. S. Saunders, '04, have 
recently taken Masonic degrees. Mayo took his at 
his home and Saunders at the Brunswick lodge. 

Very few fellows attended chapel Saturday 
morning after the minstrels. Singing was omitted 
altogether because none of the choir was present. 

Dr. Whittier has appointed tbe following gym- 
nasium assistants for this term : Marston, Rowe, 
P. Clark, Shorey, Robbins, Brett, Piper, Barrows 
and Finn. 

At an initiation held January ig, Charles Wilburt 
Snow, '07, of Spruce Head, and William Haines, '07, 
of Waterville, became members of the Beta Theta 
Pi fraternity- 
Harry Varney has announced that he will pre- 
sent a beautiful silver cup to the base-ball player on 
Bowdoin's team who gets the best batting average 
this coming spring. 

The History Club met Tuesday night with Bur- 
roughs, '05. A paper was read by Campbell, '05, 
after which a spread was enjoyed. The members 
report a pleasant evening. 

The inside of the Hubbard grandstand is now 
wholly completed. The settees, rubbing table, etc., 
have all been ordered and will soon be in place for 
the use of the track team. 

The first Junior assembly which occurs 
to-morrow night promises to be exceptionally well 
attended. Plans for a large number have been 
made and it is difficult to secure accommodations 
for the ladies on account of the loss -of the Tontine 
Hotel. 



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The Orient is pleased to announce that Drum- 
mond, '07, who received an appointment to the U. 
S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, has declined as he 
prefers to continue his studies at Bowdoin. 

Manager Finn announces that the Committee on 
Public Exhibitions of Amherst College has voted to 
allow the Amherst team to play here Ivy Day- 
Amherst will have a strong team this year and the 
game will certainly be worth seeing. 

The Dramatic Club presents "She Stoops to 
Conquer" on February 18. The faculty has with- 
held decision on the matter of taking the perform- 
ance out of town until after it has been given at 
Brunswick. So it's up to you, boys, to "whoop it 
up !" 

The Phi Chi Medical Fraternity of the Medical 
School holds its annual banquet at the Cokimbia 
Hotel, Portland, Saturday, February 6, 1904- 
Richard C. Cabot, of Boston, is the speaker of the 
evening. His subject is "Modern Methods of Physi- 
cal Diagnosis; their Usefulness and Difficulties of 
Their Proper Application." 

The students of the University of Missouri have 
petitioned the faculty to serve two instead of three 
meals per day- Experiments recently made by six 
of the students proved that when eating only two 
meals a day, a student is in better health and spirits 
and is better prepared for hard mental work. 
Luncheon was found to be the least essential and 
the petition requests that it be removed. 

This year for the first time the Freshman Class is 
taking up logic- It was formerly a part of the work 
in the Sophomore year. A series of debates between 
the members of the class, will occur in connection 
with the work in logic. It is hoped that this course 
will make the course in debating which comes in 
the Sophomore year more interesting and valuable 
to the men who choose to take it. 



THEMES. 
The first themes of the term are due Thursday, 
February 4. 

Subjects. 

1. Why Theodore Roosevelt Should (or Should 
Not) Be the Next President. 

2. In the Russo-Japanese Controversy are Rus- 
sia's Claims Justifiable? 

3. Hawthorne's Place in Literature. 

4. The Brook Farm Experiment. 

5. The Semester System at Bowdoin. 

6. The Student Volunteer Missionary Move- 
ment. 



ALPHA KAPPA KAPPA INITIATION. 

The annual initiation of Theta Chapter of the 
Alpha Kappa Kappa Fraternity connected with the 
Bowdoin Medical School was held in the fraternity s 
hall in Brunswick on Saturday, January 23. The 
following men were initiated: Millard Parker Han- 
son, Bath; Olin Sewall Pettengill, Wayne; Ralph 
Waldo Foster, Milbridge: John Gustave Lawson, 
Jemptland; Percy Clinton Robinson, Warren; Wil- 
liam Cotmore Whitmore, Portland; Carroll Web- 
ber, Fairfield: Merton Ardeen Webber, Fairfield; 
Harold Girard Giddings, Gardiner; James Francis 



Cox, Bowdoin, '04, Houlton ; Harold Josslyn 
Everett, Bowdoin, '04, Portland; Hugh Francis 
Quinn, Bowdoin, '01, Bangor; all first year men, and 
Nat Bailey Troycross Barker, Bowdoin, '02, of Cedar 
Grove, a second year man. 

After the initiation a banquet was held at New 
Meadows Inn. Many alumni were present. Post- 
prandial exercises occupied an hour after the ban- 
quet and a successful initiation is reported. 



AT HLETI CS. 

B. A. A. MEET. 
The B. A. A. Meet occurs in Mechanics' Hall, 
Boston, on February 13. Bowdoin will be repre- 
sented in the relay races and in the shot-pOt. There 
is also a possibility that we may have a man in 
the 40-yard dash. In this case Manager Hall will 
take six men with him- The candidates for the relay 
team have been working daily all the term and the 
preliminary trials will be held on February 
I. Everett and Bates are almost sure of making 
the team, but the other two men are somewh&t in 
doubt. Captain Rowe is conceded to be a very 
strong candidate. Kinsman has not been out for 
practice for ten days, because of illness and doubtless 
will not try for the team. Jenks and Winslow have 
been doing remarkably good work the past week. 
The full list of candidates is as follows : Captain 
Rowe and Everett, '04; Davis, Weld and Webb, '05; 
Winslow, '06; Jenks, '07; Doherty, '07; Bates, 
special. Denning, '05, who holds the New England 
Intercollegiate record in the hammer, will be entered 
in the shot-put. The list of entries does not close 
for ten days and a programme of the meet cannot 
be published this week. 



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Vol. XXXIII. BEUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY 4, 1904. 



No. 23. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE TEAR 
BT THE STUDENTS OF 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

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Harold J. Eterett, 1904 Business Manager. 

William F. Finn, Jr., 1905, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Arthur L. McCobb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 
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Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 



A familiar subject which should be borne 
in mind at this time is the matter of keeping 
in touch with the "prep" school men who are 
intending to enter college. While the indoor 
meet is the chief event of the winter around 
which this work centers, we are having from 
time to time various affairs which should 
attract men here and which give us fine 
opportunities for entertaining our visitors. 
The minstrel show was made a particularly 
good thing in this respect. In a short time 
the play by the Dramatic Club will be given, 
which will also doubtless be a good chance for 
active work. Let us invite some "prep" 



school friend to visit us on this occasion and 
see that he enjoys the show, and the college. 



More of the students should be taking 
advantage of the lectures given in the Art 
Building Wednesday afternoons, by Professor 
Johnson. It is a lamentable fact that a large 
number of the men in college know very little 
of the history of many of the treasures in 
this building. It is well worth the time of 
any man in college to attend these lectures and 
become familiar with the different works of 
art, not only for his own advancement, but 
also for the ability to point them out in an 
intelligent manner to his friends when they 
visit the college. 



During the past week, we have received 
several communications from our honored 
alumni seeking information in regard to our 
alumni department. In reply to all we would 
say that we have not the slightest intention of 
making this department subordinate to any 
other. In the past few issues, we confess, our 
personal column has been almost entirely 
absent, but this by no means indicates that the 
department is to be abandoned or slighted. 
At times our personal column has been very 
brief often through press of more immediate 
announcements, but more frequently through 
lack of necessary material. The Orient 
board realizes too well the weakness of the 
alumni column and would be grateful for any 
suggestion or plan for improving and strength- 
ening this department. 

The alumni department should be one of 
the chief bonds of connection between those 
who have gone forth from their Alma Mater 
and the Undergraduates of to-day. As the 



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aim of the Orient is at all times to interest 
alumni and undergraduates and to keep both 
in close touch with the college and with each 
other, it is our desire to have a better personal 
column. Without the support of our gradu- 
ates this will be impossible, and if the matter 
is left entirely to the undergraduates as it has 
been for some time in the past, our alumni 
column must of necessity remain weak. The 
Orient affords an excellent opportunity for 
learning how our alumni feel concern- 
ing the college, not only through the 
personal column, but also in the numerous 
other departments. Few of our alumni have 
shown their interest by contributing to our 
columns and our thanks are in a special degree 
due to those who have thus assisted us. 

In a short time, several alumni banquets 
are to be held, one in Portland, and one in 
Washington. Would this not be an oppor- 
tune time for discussing the matter of alumni 
personals and devising some method of better 
representation in the college weekly? Claim- 
ing to be the organ of the college, it is impor- 
tant that all interests be represented and it is 
our endeavor to make the paper helpful and 
even indispensable to every Bowdoin man. 
With these aims in view, we cordially invite 
from such of our graduates as are interested 
in maintaining a successful paper at Bowdoin, 
contributions upon matters of general interest, 
also personal items. 



THE SECOND COLLEGE TEA. 

The second college tea took place Monday 
afternoon from four o'clock until six in the 
alumni room of Hubbard Hall. The Bruns- 
wick people were the special guests. Invita- 
tions were sent to those of the village people 
who make up President Hyde's reception list 
Although the weather was not all that might 
have been hoped for, the attendance both of 
the town people and the students was larger 
than at the previous tea. Never before have 
the students had such a delightful opportunity 
to become acquainted with the people of 
Brunswick and to feel how deeply they are 



interested in the welfare of the college. Great 
praise is due the wives of the Faculty for the 
care they took to see that the boys met the 
guests. The ushers, too, spared no pains to 
bring the students and town people into soci- 
able relations with each other. Mrs. McCrea 
served at the punch bowl, Mrs. Dennis pre- 
sided at the tea table, while Mrs. Ham poured 
the coffee. Light refreshments were served 
by young ladies. Mrs. Houghton, Mrs. 
Woodruff and Mrs. Johnson received. The 
occasion was a most enjoyable one. Bowdoin 
may well feel proud of the loyalty and good 
will of the people of Brunswick. We sin- 
cerely hope they may be our guests again in 
the near future. 



BOWDOIN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF 
NEW YORK. 

The annual dinner of the New York 
Alumni Association of Bowdoin College was 
held at Hotel Manhattan, Friday evening, 
January 29, 1904. Forty members were pres- 
ent. President Hyde made the principal 
address of the evening. At the meeting pre- 
ceding the dinner, Parker P. Simmons, '75, 
was elected president for the ensuing year. 



RELIGIOUS NOTES. 

The regular Thursday evening meeting last 
week was led by Lermond, '05, who showed in 
a forceful manner the tendency of college men 
to fall into the habits and established customs 
of previous classes. We should not necessa- 
rily think anything is wholly good because it 
is of long standing. 

An address which will be remembered as 
one of the most attractive and inspiring of 
the year was given before the association last 
Sunda}' afternoon by Dr. David N. Beach, 
President of the Bangor Theological Seminary. 
"The Call to Discipleship" was the speaker's 
theme, and it is to be regretted that it was not 
heard by every Bowdoin man. 

Rev. Mr. Jump of the Church on the Hill 
began last Sunday a series of "Discussions in 
Religion and Theology," based upon the con- 
tents of the Apostle's Creed. The previous 
announcement was that they were for "all stu- 
dents who are not afraid to think and ask ques- 
tions." These discussions will be held for sev- 
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English Seminary Room of Hubbard Hall and 
any who may be interested are invited. 

Schneider, '04, occupied the pulpit of the 
First Congregational Church of South Gardi- 
ner last Sunday. 

Rev. Dr. Beach of Bangor, gave a forcible 
talk in the chapel vesper service Sunday, and 
in the evening addressed the Men's Club of 
the church on "How One City Did Its Civic 
Duty." Not only did the members of the club 
but large numbers of the students in general 
attend this lecture. 



JANUARY QUILL. 

The January number of the Quill bodes 
well for the success of the new volume upon 
which it is just entering. Not only is this first 
number unusually interesting, but it also 
appeared very nearly on scheduled time. The 
1905 board of editors is apparently starting 
out to make Volume IX. a red letter volume 
in Quill history. We wish them every possi- 
ble success and hope that the college will sup- 
port them generously. 

"The Legend of the Great Stone Face," by 
W. J. Norton, '05, is the opening article. It 
is exceptionally well-written, and has a subject 
in which every one is interested. Legends of 
the White Mountains always make attractive 
reading, and this one is no exception to the 
rule. 

Following this legend is a bright, interest- 
ing little story, "The General Manager's Busy 
Day," by Stanley P. Chase, '05. The story is 
most natural and life-like, and in our opinion 
one of the best which has appeared in the Quill 
for some time. 

"By Bowdoin's Woods," a few verses by 
Charles P. Cleaves, '05, deserve special men- 
tion. They express well the feeling which we 
all hold toward the dear old woods. 

"Who is My Neighbor?" is a moral story 
calculated to set one thinking. It is a well- 
planned and well-written story worthy of more 
than a passing thought. 

We are very glad to welcome a poem 
entitled "A Blade of Grass," by C. W. Snow, 
'07. He has set a good example which we 
hope the rest of his class will not be slow to 
follow. 

The Silhouettes are by far the best which 
we have had for a long time. They are decid- 
edly to the point, and certainly ought to be 



productive of good results. Each class has 
the duty which it owes the Quill clearly set 
before it. May it not shirk this duty, as it 
has always shown a readiness to in the past. 

The 1905 Ganders do not seem to differ 
materially from their predecessors. Always 
full of fun and ready with practical suggestions 
as to all college affairs, we expect to pass a 
pleasant year with them. One suggestion 
which they make this time we most heartily 
echo. Let every one take an interest, and show 
that he takes an interest, in the coming 
Amherst debate. There is no doubt but that 
we shall be represented by a team which will 
bring credit to the college, and it should be as 
heartily supported as any athletic team is. 

Ye Postman as usual presents the best of 
the verse which has appeared in our exchanges 
for the past month. 



THE IBIS. 

The first literary meeting of the Ibis for 
this term was held Thursday evening, January 
twent3--eighth, when Mr. Merriman of Har- 
vard spoke on "The Oxford Educational Sys- 
tem and the Rhodes Scholarships." The meet- 
ing was held in the Art Building in order that 
Mr. Merriman might illustrate his talk by 
means of the photographs of Oxford Univer- 
sity now on exhibition in the Art Building. 
Mr. Merriman was a student at Oxford for 
two years, and gave a most interesting talk on 
the University itself and on life there. The 
subject was especially interesting at this time, 
in view of the fact that the Rhodes Scholar- 
ship for this State is to be awarded this year 
from Bowdoin. 

The guests of the Ibis at the meeting were : 
Professor W. A. Houghton, Stanley P. Chase, 
'05, Edwin La F. Harvey, '05, Wallace C. Phi- 
loon, '05, Louis D. H. Weld, '05, and David R. 
Porter, '06. 



THE JUNIOR ASSEMBLY. 

The members of the Junior Class are feel- 
ing justly proud of the success of the first 
assembly given under their auspices Friday 
evening, January 29, in Memorial Hall. In 
spite of many prophecies there was a very sat- 
isfactory attendance. The floor was not 
crowded, to be sure, but this has been a cause 
of annoyance in the past ; there were just 



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enough couples dancing to fill the hall without 
overcrowding and the Juniors themselves say 
the quality of the company more than made 
up for any lack in numbers. 

As usual every feature of decoration, recep- 
tion and refreshment was carefully attended to 
and the success of the evening reflects great 
credit on the committee: Weld, Campbell, 
Mikelsky, Hall, and Henderson. The follow- 
ing ladies favored the class by acting as 
patronesses : Mrs. Woodruff, Mrs. Dennis and 
Mrs. McCrea. 



NEW BOOKS AT HUBBARD HALL. 

"The limits of evolution and other essays,' 
by Professor G. H. Howison develops a theory 
which the author has called personal idealism. 
The various essays, although different in title 
have a common trend of thought and present 
the theory in its bearings on science, art and 
religion. (104: H 84) 

The volumes by Mr. Harlan P. Beach, 
with the title, "Geography and Atlas of 
Protestant Missions," will be found useful on 
the subject of missions. The first volume 
gives the chief facts regarding the geography, 
race peculiarities and religions of the people 
among whom missions have been established. 
The second volume consists of a specially pre- 
pared atlas of mission stations and the general 
statistics of the subject. (266 : B 35) 

"The Adjustment of Wages"by W.J. Ash- 
ley, is a thorough discussion of the subject of 
wages in the coal and iron industries. The 
author, an English professor, taught for a 
time in an American university and he writes 
authoritatively on the conditions in the United 
States as well as in England. Especial atten- 
tion is given to recent strikes and to the legal 
position of trade unions. (331: A 82) 

The work by Professor Davis R. Dewey 
on the "Financial History of the United 
States" gives in a single volume an account of 
federal finance from the colonial period down 
to the present time. The text is closely lim- 
ited to the financial history, but preceding each 
chapter are many references to books which 
give an extended account of the history and 
politics of the period under review. 
(336.73: D Si) 

The "Old Furniture Book," by N. Hudson 
Moore, gives an interesting account of the 
designing and general characteristics of 



antiques and furniture. The volume is 
attractively illustrated and a special chapter, 
with numerous cuts, is given to the famous 
Chippendale furniture. (749: M 78) 

In "Footprints of Former Men in Corn- 
wail," by R. S. Hawker, are collected some of 
the stories and legends of a picturesque dis- 
trict in the southwest of England. The author 
has happily added to his gift for story-telling 
a scholar!}' equipment, and this in describing a 
region rich in history and legend makes his 
book one of more than usual interest. 
(914.237: H 31) 

"Recollections, Personal and Literary," by 
R. H. Stoddard, was one of the noteworthy 
books of the year just closed. They are the 
reminiscences of a man, who was himself an 
author, writing with singular modesty of his 
friends among the literary men of his time. 
Chapter 9 gives an account of his acquaintance 
with Hawthorne. (B:S869) 

"John Lackland," by Kate Norgate, fur- 
nishes an extended survey of the reign of this 
English King. The author attempts to show 
that John was not a weak and indolent mon- 
arch, as has been generally supposed, but one 
of the ablest and most cruel of the kings of 
the Angevin house. The author is supported 
in this contention bv the historian, J. R. Green. 
(942.03 :N 75) 

"Vital Records of Bedford, Mass.," serves 
to call attention to a series of books now being 
issued at intervals by the New England His- 
toric Genealogical Society, on the genealogy 
of various Massachusetts towns. In each 
volume some statement is given of the popula- 
tion of the town by decades, followed by lists 
of births, marriages and deaths. The local 
historian and genealogist will find this a useful 
series. (974.44:638) 

Mrs. Wharton's stories always have the 
power, owing perhaps to a distinction of style, 
of holding the reader's attention. Her latest 
story, "Sanctuary," is, in this respect, like all 
her work, highly finished and subtile. It is a 
study in heredity. (813.49 :W 53) 



The thirty-fourth annual meeting of the Bowdoin 
alumni of Portland and vicinity will be held on Sat- 
urday evening, February 6, at the Lafayette Hotel. 
Hon. Charles F. Libby, '64, will deliver the oration, 
Lucien P. Libby, '99, the poem, and Joseph B. Reed, 
'83, will act as toast-master. The annual business 
meeting will be held just before the banquet. 



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NOTICES. 

Portland Club will meet, Friday, 4.30, at 
Massachusetts Hall. 



A. A. MEET. 



All those wishing tickets for the B. A. A. 
Meet, February 13, can secure them fi'om 
Manager Hall. 



LECTURE. 

Professor Dennis will give the iirst of a 
series of lectures given under the auspices of 
the Library Club, on Monday, February 8, at 
7.4s, Hubbard Hall. Subject — "Captain Mar- 
tin Pringe, the last of the Elizabethan Sea- 
men." 



Feb. 


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Feb. 


6.- 


Feb. 


6 


Feb, 


7.- 



Feb. 8.- 

Feb. II. 
Feb. 13 

Feb. 18. 



CALENDAR. 

-Y. M. C A. Meeting, Banister Hall. 
-Meeting of the Massachusetts Club. 

Trials for B. A. A. Relay Team. 
— Portland Bowdoin Alumni Banquet at 

Portland. 
—Robert C. Woods speaks on "The Social 
Settlement Idea in City and Town," at 
the "Church on the Hill." 
-Professor Dennis speaks on "Captain Mar- 
tin Pringe" at Hubbard Hall. 
— Bradbury Prize Debate. 
.— B. A. A. Meet at Mechanics' Hall, Bos- 
ton. 
. — Bowdoin Dramatic Club presents "She 
Stoops to Conquer" at Town Hall. 
New York Alumni Banquet at New York. 
Feb. 22. — Washington's Birthday — Holiday. 
Mar. 18.— Indoor Meet at Town Hall. 
Mar. 26-April I. — Exams, of Second Term. 
April 12. — Spring Term begins. 



CAM PUS C HPT. 

The first Freshman debates occurred this week. 

Thompson, '98, visited friends on the campus, 
Sunday. 

Ralph Giles, '07, has gone to Jamaica to spend a 
few weeks. 

Davis, ex-'os, is to have care of the new Hubbard 
grand stand. 

The Massachusetts Club is having some neat 
"shingles" gotten up for its members. The design is 
an original one made by Burton, '07. 



A large party of Juniors dined at the Inn, Satur- 
day evening. 

Johnson, '06, is at his home in Augusta on 
account of illness. 

A set of 88 photographs of Oxford University are 
on exhibition at the Walker Art Building. 

Mr. and Mrs. Warren of Castine were the guests 
of their son, R. H. Warren, '05, over Sunday. 

Rev. Mr. Beach, president of the Bangor Theolog- 
ical Seminary, spoke in chapel Sunday afternoon. 

Quite a large number from Brunswick went to 
"Charley's Aunt," a play presented by local talent at 
Bath, last week. 

A number of ladies were present at chapel, Friday 
morning, having remained in town over night from 
the Junior Assembly. 

Several of the men who fitted for college at the 
Bath High attended the dedication of the new high 
school building last Saturday. 

The lectures given by Curator Johnson upon the 
different specimens in the Art Building, Wednesday 
afternoon, are being well attended. 

President Hyde was the guest of the Bowdoin 
Alumni Association of New York, last Friday even- 
ing, on the occasion of their annual meeting. 

It has been reported that next year Bowdoin will 
have a regular course in debating conducted by a 
new professor secured for this very purpose. 

The Delta Upsilon Building Corporation has pur- 
chased two lots on the east side of Maine Street on 
which to erect a chapter house at an early date. 

Still another one! The K. C. I. L. Club has 
commenced rehearsing for the annual Brunswick 
minstrels which will appear the last of February. 

On A'larch 21, Professor Chapman will lecture 
before the students on "Edmund Spenser," and not 
on "The Reading of Books," as stated in our last 
issue. 

The Freshmen who have been debarred from reci- 
tations because of failure to pass off their entrance 
examinations, are, for the most part, back in their 
classes. 

The next club to be formed will doubtless be the 
.Augusta Club. There are about fifteen men at pres- 
ent in college, which would make a very good 
beginning. 

The opera Ponce de Leon, which was presented in 
Brunswick last spring and in which many Bowdoin 
students took part, is to be given in Portland Febru- 
ary 25 and 26- 

Many students attended and were much interested 
in the address in the Congregational Church, Sunday 
evening, of Rev. David U. Beach, on "How One City 
Did its Civic Duty." 

The New York alumni held their annual banquet 
at the Manhattan House last Friday. President 
Hyde was present and made the principal speech of 
the evening. 

The Town Water Commission has taken steps to 
appoint a committee to purchase the Brunswick sec- 
tion of the Maine Water Company. Within a year 
the students will probably be furnished with better 
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Professor G. T. Files represented the college at 
the sixth annual meeting of the Kennebec Bowdoin 
Alumni Association, which was held last Monday at 
Hotel North in Augusta. 

A picture of Professor Woodruff with a sketch 
of his life appears in the last issue of the Brunstvick 
Record, being the tenth in this paper's series of 
sketches of the Bowdoin Faculty. 

Rev. Mr. Jump addressed a large number of the 
students Sunday afternoon in the alumni room at 
Hubbard Hall. The subject of Mr. Jump's address 
was, "Higher Criticisms of the Bible." 

The observatory roof has been leaking badly and 
will have to be repaired. Some of the instruments 
in the building have been damaged. The roof of 
Maine has also been leaking during the thaw. 

Snow slides from the roofs create more or less 
excitement around the dormitories. They were par- 
ticularly plentiful Sunday, and one needed to keep 
his eyes open as he passed around the different 
buildings. 

Rev. Charles P. Cleaves, '05, gave an author's 
reading from the advanced sheets of his book, "A 
Case of Sardines," which is now appearing in serial 
form in the Congregationalist, in the vestry of the 
church last evening. 

A "Leap Year Ball" occurs to-morrow night in 
Pythian Hall, given by the young lady members of 
the Saturday Club, in which all the accustomed con- 
ditions of a dance are to be reversed in true leap 
year style. Several Bowdoin students are lucky 
enough to have received invitations. 

The Classical Club this year is composed of Trott 
and Bridgham, 04, Pettengill, 05, Sewall, Fox, 
Elder, Favinger, Pope, Stevens, Hale, '06, and 
Professors Houghton, Woodruff and Mr. Sills. The 
first regular meeting was held with Mr. Sills at his 
room on Federal Street. Professor Woodruff gave 
a talk which was followed by a general discussion. 
The next meeting will be held with Professor 
Houghton. 



REPORT OF MINSTREL SHOW. 

Manager Finn presents the following detailed 
account of the Minstrel Show, which shows a net 
profit of $206-39. 

Expenses of Minstrel Show. 

Pd. Town Hall and Court Room $17.00 

Costumes from C. W. Ware 19.00 

Expressing on goods from Ware 1. 45 

(samples, etc.) 

Henry J. Ballou for opening chorus 7.08 

Henry J. Ballon, orchestra music 2-i8 

Oliver Ditson, Tamboes, Bones, etc 4.15 

Postage, etc 2.06 

Robinson Bros., printing 6.85 

Car fare to Portland for ads 1.50 

Car fare to Lewiston for ads .50 

Expenses of Hale to Lewiston 50 

Meals during vacation while securing 

program ads., etc 3.50 

Music from Oliver Ditson 38 

Returned music which was damaged 1.50 

Cressy & Allen, music 60 



Walter H. Baker, farce book 15 

Paid for tacks 13 

Express on Whitney & Davis picture 25 

Fare to Bath for putting up flyers 20 

Suppers for Whitney & Davis party for 

rehearsal 1.25 

Express on Whitney's trunk 40 

Telegram from Whitney 43 

Robert Toothaker, for services 50.00 

Whitney & Davis IS-SS 

John Bridgham, for purchase of orchestra 

music and use of drum 11. So 

Miss Winchell, for services in orchestra.. 5.00 

Mr. Lowell, for services in orchestra 3.50 

Byron Stevens, for program envelopes 

with stamps .80 

Mr. Given, services as carpenter..." 50 

Crawford, for trucking 1.50 

Shaw, for advance sale of tickets 5.00 

C. T. Stover, for signs used in boxing 

bout 2.60 

Wheeler, for large posters 7.50 

Wheeler, for program 44.00 

Wheeler, for base-ball cut 3.00 

James Will, for use of cloth in stage deco- 
rations 1.3s 

Haskell, for services in blacking 2.00 

$225.16 
Receipts for Minstrel Show. 

606 Reserved Seats at Soc $303.00 

83 LTnreserved Seats at 35c 29.05 

^Receipts from program ads 99.50 

Receipts $43l-S5 

Expenses 225.16 

Profit $206.39 

*If all collected. 



ATHLETICS. 



RELAY TEAM. 

Monday afternoon were held the trials for the 
relay team which is to run against Brown 
University at the midwinter meet of the Boston 
Athletic Association in Mechanics' Hall, February 
13. Out of a large number of contestants the fol- 
lowing were qualified for the finals : Bates, Everett, 
Weld, Clarke, Webber and Rowe. 

From these six athletes the four which will rep- 
resent Bowdoin at Boston will be chosen Saturday. 
Denning will enter the B. A- A. meet in the shot-put. 
Last year Denning did fine work in this event and 
was debarred from winning points only by a heavy 
handicap. Bates and Jenks will be entered in the 
forty-yard dash. 



At the University of Minnesota, the students are 
trying to revive a movement started three years ago, 
for the purpose of erecting a monument on the 
campus to the memory of the boys who fell in the 
late war with Spain. 



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ALUMN 



CLASS OF 1841. 
The annual report of ex-Governor Robie, of Gor- 
ham, President of the Trustees of Maine Hospitals 
for the Insane, has just been submitted by him to 
the Governor and Council. 

MEDICAL, 1853. 

Dr. A. L. Hersey, of Oxford, Maine, suffered a 
sad blow from the death of his wife on Saturday, 
January 2. Dr. and Mrs. Hersey were married in 
1854, the year after his graduation from the Medi- 
cal School. 

CLASS OF 1864. 

Hon. Charles F. Libby, Bowdoin, '64, of Port- 
land, is one of the delegates appointed by the Presi- 
dent to the Universal Congress of Lawyers and 
Jurists to be held at St. Louis in September, 1904. 
This congress includes the members of the supreme 
court, legal members of the cabinet, distinguished 
lawyers and delegations from both houses of Con- 
gress- 

At the annual meeting of the Cumberland Bar 
Association held Tuesday, January 26, among the 
officers elected for the ensuing year was Charles F. 
Libby, '64, chairman executive committee, and other 
members of the same committee were Franklin C. 
Payson, '76, Seth L. Larrabee, '75, Nathan Clifford, 
'60. The Entertainment Committee for the next 
year consists of Eugene L. Bodge, '"JJ, Howard R. 
Ives, 'gS, and Percival P. Baxter, '98. At the meet- 
ing of the Greenleaf Law Library held on the same 
afternoon, Charles F. Libby was elected president. 

CLASS OF 1866. 
Russell D. Woodman has recently been elected 
chairman of the School Committee of West- 
brook, Me. 

CLASS OF 1868. 
Leonard W. Rundlett, Commissioner of Public 
Works in St. Paul, Minn., made a short visit at his 
old home in Portland, recently. 

CLASS OF 1877. 

The dedication of Bath's new High School Build- 
ing, the gift to his native city of Charles Wyman 
Morse, Bowdoin, 'TJ, took place on Saturday, Janu- 
ary 30. The building is perfect in every particular 
and is said to be the finest high school building in the 
State. 

CLASS OF 1878. 

Barrett Potter of Brunswick will be a candidate 
for the Republican nomination of senator to succeed 
Senator Staples of Bridgton, whois said not to desire 
a renomination. Mr. Potter is a leading member of 
the bar of the county and his friends are urging in 
his behalf not only his qualifications but the fact 
that Brunswick and the surrounding section of the 
county has not been represented in the upper branch 
of the legislature for nearly 25 years. Mr. Potter is 
now a member of the House of Representatives. 

CLASS OF 1885. 
A sketch of Dr. Whittier with photo appears in 
Record, in connection with this paper's series of 
sketches of the Faculty of Bowdoin. 



CLASS OF 1891. 
Dr. C. S. F. Lincoln was married to Miss Wil- 
liette Woodside Eastham, December 15, 1903, at St. 
John's Protestant Cathedral, Shanghai, China. 

CLASS OF 1892. 

Lyman K. Lee is the Treasurer of the recently 
organized Dover and Foxcroft Fuel Co. 

James D. Merriman has resigned his position as 
deputy chief in charge of the bureau of licenses and 
has resumed the practice of law with offices in the 
Washington Life Building, New York. 

CLASS OF 1892. 
Rev. Harry Woods Kimball, who for the past nine 
years has been pastor of the Skowhegan Congrega- 
tional Church, has tendered his resignation to his 
parish and will accept a call to the Union Congrega- 
tional Church at South Weymouth, Mass. Mr. 
Kimball, who is a native of Portland, graduated from 
Bowdoin in 1892, and from the Andover Theological 
Seminary in 1895, and soon after leaving Andover 
he went to Skowhegan, where he has since resided. 

CLASS OF 1895. 

Arthur H. Stetson, who has been engaged in the 
practice of law in Gloucester, Mass., sailed recently 
for Porto Rico, where he will be an assistant in the 
office of the United States Attorney-General. Mr. 
Stetson graduated from Bowdoin in 189S, and in 
1897 he received the degree of LL.B. from Boston 
University. 

CLASS OF 1895. 

Dr. John G. W. Whittier, formerly of Bath, is 
now located in Roxbury, Mass., where he is en- 
gaged in the practice of his profession. 

CLASS OF 1897. 
Robert E. Hull has recently been appointed city 
physician of Portland. Mr. Hull captained the .suc- 
cessful base-ball team of '97. 

CLASS OF 1898. 
The engagement of Dr. Richard H. Stubbs and 
Miss Ethelyn Burleigh, both of Augusta, is 
announced. Dr. Stubbs is the son of Hon. Philip 
H. Stubbs of Strong and a graduate of Harvard 
Medical School in the Class of 1902. Miss Burleigh 
is the youngest daughter of Congressman Burleigh. 

CLASS OF 1900. 

Paul S. Hill of Saco has been appointed by Sen- 
ator Frye a messenger in the United States Senate, 
a lucrative office but not one requiring very hard 
work. Mr. Hill is a graduate of Bowdoin, Class of 
1900, and has taken a partial course at the Bowdoin 
Medical School. He will continue the study of med- 
icine at one of the universities in Washington. 

Elbert B. Holmes, Bowdoin, 1900, recently won 
the Seymour Prize for Extemporaneous Preaching at 
the General Theological Seminary, New York. A 
text of scripture was given the contestants, and 
fifteen minutes for preparation. Mr. Holmes spoke 
from Romans xii:2. 

H. C. McCarty, Bowdoin, 1900, has moved from 
Washington, D. C, to Boston. Mass., being con- 
nected now with the firm of Harding, Whitman & 
Co., at 78 Chauncey Street. 



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CLASS OF 1901. 
At a meeting of the Chautauqua Circle of New- 
port recently, Rev. Frank D. Atherton, 1901, gave 
his very able and interesting lecture on "The Life 
and Influence of Ralph Waldo Emerson" which he 
delivered at Georgetown several months ago. The 
speaker touched upon "The Increasing Power of 
Emerson's Views of Truth and of Human Life m 
the Minds of Thinking People." Emerson's ances- 
try, birth and youth, Emerson's minis- 
try life in Concord, his writings and his death, 
Emerson's approach to truth, his written style, his 
poems, samples of his philosophy and a criticism of 
his system of thought, and Emerson as a retrospect. 
The lecture was one of the ablest ever held before 
the circle and was a rich treat to all who heard it. 
Mr. Atherton was given a unanimous vote of thanks 
for his favor and kindness to the circle. 

CLASS OF 1903. 

Michael James Shaughnessy has been granted the 
only scholarship catalogued for first year men in 
the Harvard Medical School, amounting to $250. 

The engagement of John Lincoln Mitchell, 
son of Dr. Alfred Mitchell of this town, to Miss 
Salome Harding Rogers, daughter of Mr. Gorham 
Rogers of Roxbury, Mass., was announced recently. 
Miss Rogers is well known here where she has spent 
her sximmers for several years. Mr. Mitchell is at 
present located in Salmon Falls, N. H., where he 
is learning a manufacturing business. He is a 
graduate of the Brunswick High School in 1899 and 
of Bowdoin College in 1903. At Bowdoin he was 
a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity, manager of 
the college track team in 1902, and held several 
other important college and class offices. He was 
one of the most popular men in his class. 



OBITUARY. 

CLASS OF 1850. 

By the death of John N. Jewett, Chicago loses 
one of its oldest and most successful members of 
the bar and Bowdoin College one of her most noted 
alumni. 

Mr. Jewett was born in Palmyra, N. Y., and 
worked on his father's farm there until 1845, when 
the family moved to Madison, Wis. The young 
man taught school there for a year and then entered 
Bowdoin College, graduating in the Class of 1850. 
Among his classmates were William P. Frye, 
United States Senator, Oliver O. Howard, govern- 
ment official, and Charles C. Everett. 

In 1853 he was admitted to the bar and soon 
after began his practice in Wisconsin. At first he 
was assistant to Judge Van Horn Higgins, but in 
1854 became a member of the firm of Scates, McAl- 
lister, Jewett & Peabody. In 1867 this firm dis- 
solved and Mr. Jewett continued to practice alone 
for the next twenty years when his two sons, 
Edward and Samuel, became associated with him. 

Mr. Jewett was a great lawyer. He would, had 
he chosen, have been eminently successful on the 
bench. He could have held almost any judicial 
position from the Illinois state circuit to the highest 
federal court. They were several times offered to 
him, but he always firmly declined. 



He was not a pushing kind of a man, nor did he 
court publicity. He was in love with his profession 
and he pursued it industriously and enthusiastically, 
bringing it to a high character and gaining for him- 
self an enviable reputation. He represented the 
highest and best in his profession. 

He was in many respects the leader of the 
Chicago bar. 

Only once did Mr. Jewett appear in public life. 
This was in 1871-72 when he was a state senator 
from the north side district of Chicago- 
Mr. Jewett died in his seventy-sixth year, but his 
usefulness and success as a lawyer were not 
impaired by his age or length of service. 



Professor Cyrus Jordan. 
On January 18, 1904, at Ocean Park, Saco, Me., 
occurred the death of Professor Cyrus Jordan, A.M., 
a graduate of Bowdoin in the Class of 1858. He was 
born in East Raymond, Me., June 22, 1830. After 
completing his college course he was connected for a 
number of years with the Maine Central Institute at 
Pittsfield, and was principal of Laconia Academy, N. 
H., for some time. He then moved west and until 
1881 filled the position of professor at Hills- 
dale College, Hillsdale, Mich. From 1881 to 
1900 he was assistant editor of the Morning 
Star, a Free Will Baptist publication issued in Bos- 
ton. Professor Jordan was distinguished as an edu- 
cator and a writer of ability. He was an upright, 
noble man, having that high character such as reflects 
credit to his Alma Mater, and being a graduate of 
whom Bowdoin might well be proud. 



RHODES SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE. 

The committee which will control the award of 
the Rhodes Scholarships in America has been 
appointed. There will be one representative from 
each state on the committee. Those states which 
have state universities will send the presidents of 
those institutions to act on the committee. The 
other states will send the presidents of their largest 
institutions. Following is a list of the presidents 
who will represent states not represented by the 
presidents of state universities. 

Connecticut, Arthur J. Hadley, Yale; Massachu- 
setts, Charles W. Eliot, Harvard; New Hampshire, 
William J. Tucker, Dartmouth ; New Jersey, Wood- 
row Wilson, Princeton ; New York, Nicholas M. 
Butler, Columbia; Rhode Island, W. H. P. Faunce, 
Brown ; Maryland, Ira Remsen, Johns Hopkins ; 
Kentucky, D. B. Gray, Georgetown ; Illinois , W. R. 
Harper, Llniversity of Chicago. 



About fifty-three men are trying for positions 
on the Harvard Crimson. 

Out of the profits of Yale Glee Club concerts 
during the last six years two scholarship funds of 
$1,250 each have been established to aid indigent 
students. In addition, the club has given each year 
ten scholarships of $50 each. Last year the organ- 
ization took in $6,512 more than in the year before 
and gave $1,291 to the Yale navy- 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUAEY 11, 1904. 



No. 24. 



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PIIBLISHKD EVKRY THURSDAY OF THE COLLKGIATK YKAR 
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BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

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Arthur L. .AIcCobb, HI05, Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 

S. T. Dana, 1904. W. S. Gushing, 190.5. 

John W. Frost, 1904. S. G. Haley, 1900. 

E. H. R. Burroughs, 1905. D. R. Porter, 1900. 

R. G. Webber, 190(;. 



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As the time for the Amherst debate grad- 
ually approaches, one naturally begins to 
wonder why more interest is not shown in the 
matter. Other things receive their share of 
attention ; the B. A. A. meet, the Dramatic 
Club's play, the indoor meet, and other college 
affairs are frequently discussed, but one never 
hears the coming Amherst debate even spoken 
of. We fear that there are many who do 
not even know the subject of the debate. It 
is "Resolved, That aside from the question of 
amending the Constitution, the best interests of 
the -\merican people require federal regulation 
of industrial combinations commonly known 
as trusts." Amherst has chosen to defend the 
affirmative side of this question, and the 
debate is to take place in Brunswick 
some time about the middle of 2\Iarch. The 



team which will represent Bowdoin is to be 
chosen to-night at the Bradbury prize debate. 
Undoubtedly the best debaters in college are 
on that debate, so that we are sure to be rep- 
resented by a team that will do the college 
credit. It is, perhaps, unfortunate that none 
of last year's team are now in college, but we 
should not feel in the least disheartened on 
that account. The talent which we now have 
is certainly as good as ever, and our prospects 
are bright. The team cannot do its best work, 
however, without hearty undergraduate sup- 
port, and this we look to every one to give-. 
We cannot all debate, but we all can help 
those who do, and can show our appreciation 
of the work which they are doing for the col- 
lege. Let every one support the team as he 
ought, and we predict a well-earned victory. 



The present rather extended trip that the 
college musical clubs is taking, again brings 
up the question of whether or not it is best for 
the clubs to take advantage of the regular 
vacations to make their trips. In nearly 
every other Xew England college this is done 
and the arrangement seems to give satisfac- 
tion. To the members of the clubs there are 
two phases of the question ; they work hard to 
have a creditable cKib and then the trips come 
as a vacation, but on returning they find them- 
selves behind in their studies and are obliged 
to do harder and less satisfactory work. It 
would seem that the last consideration was 
more important than the first. To the 
college, too, the question has two sides. 
It must be admitted that the college 
musical organizations, especially such as we 
have this vear, advertise the institution and. 
tend to give it a good reputation. Without 
doulit this side of our college life is a strong- 
attraction to many new men. However, we 
cannot fail lo realize that for twenty-five men. 
to drop right out of the college exercises for a 
period about equal to the Christmas vacation, 
cannot fail to be detrimental to the best inter- 
ests of college. 



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From these considerations an unprejudiced 
observer would think that the stronger argu- 
ment were in favor of taking advantage of 
the regular vacations for the long trips. 



It is encouraging to know that Bowdoin 
will have a larger representation at the B. A. 
A. meet this year than in previous years. This 
event has steadily grown in importance dur- 
ing its 14 years of existence. It is now the 
chief intercollegiate athletic event of the win- 
ter term and from its results the forecast of 
the spring term work is obtained. New men 
are brought forward so that each college may 
better judge of the material which it has to 
work on and the probable strength of its oppo- 
nents. This year we will be represented 
in the relay race against Brown with 
a strong team. Bates and Jenks are promis- 
ing men in the 40-yard handicap events. 
Denning wil doubtless be a point winner in the 
shot put, as he has been for two years past. 
More than this Bowdoin should be repre- 
sented by a large coterie in the audience. The 
work our teams have done in the past is well 
known and seldom do they disappoint expec- 
tations. This year will be no exception. A 
large number of Bowdoin men at the meet will 
not only encourage our team, but will help to 
increase the respect which other colleges and 
Boston people have always felt for our col- 
lege. The meet is an important one and every 
man who is able should plan to attend. 



Now that the Amherst debate is drawing 
near, it seems an opportune time to again dis- 
cuss the matter of the recognition of the men 
who make the team in some formal way. 
There seems scarcely room for discussion as 
to whether such a step should be taken. These 
men work as hard, if not harder, than any 
men who work for the name of the college, 
and that they should be recognized is beyond 
question. As to what would be the most 
appropriate way of carrying out this 
recognition is debatable ground. A "B" 
similar to those voted to our athletes 
and musical men has been suggested, as has 
also some sort of emblem. In view of the 
different type of work this honor represents, it 
seems to the Orient that the latter would be 
more appropriate. A fob, with some sort of 
"B" design could be made a very attractive 



emblem and would be a most fitting recogni- 
tion of the hard work of our debaters. The 
matter is worthy of consideration, and should 
be discussed about the college. 



NOTICES. 

Seats go on sale for "She Stoops to Con- 
quer" Alonday morning at eight o'clock, at 
Shaw's. 

The Bowdoin College Glee and Mandolin 
Clubs will give the first concert of the year in 
this vicinity in Memorial Hall next Tuesday 
evening, February 16. 

Rev. E. D. Johnson requests that those 
who are taking the Y. M. C. A. course with 
him will meet in Bannister Hall on Sunday, 
at 2.30. 



COLLEGE TEAS. 

The third in the series of College Teas 
will be held in the Alumni Room, Hubbard 
Hall, on Monday, February fifteenth, from 4 

to 6 P.M. 

On this afternoon many of the friends of 
the college residing in Bath have been invited 
to meet the students. 



PROFESSOR DENNIS' LECTURE. 

The first of a series of lectures under the 
auspices of the Library Club was delivered 
before a large sized audience in Hubbard Hall 
by Professor Dennis. 

Professor Dennis took for his subject 
Martin Fringe, the last of the Elizabethan 
mariners whose bravery and hardy careers 
have been a wonder and inspiration to all 
times and all nations. 

The address was opened by an interesting 
account of the critical period in English 
history in which Elizabeth ruled and showed 
what an important period in the world's his- 
tory the English played. 

The spirit of the times was brave and dar- 
ing and the inspiration of such men as 
Raleigh, Hawkins and Drake served as an 
incentive to the courage of Fringe. 

Fie was very actively associated on all voy- 
ages to the New World. He made four voy- 
ages to the continent. His account of the 
Maine coast is the most authentic on record. 



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He rose to be admiral in the East India Com- 
pany and for his many distinguished services 
received large grants of land in Virginia. His 
last voyage was made in 1626. 

The lecture covered an hour and was 
thoroughly instructive and interesting. 



KENNEBEC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 

The Kennebec Bowdoin Alumni Associa- 
tion held its sixth annual meeting and ban- 
quet at Hotel North, Augusta, Monday even- 
ing, February 1. Although a combination of 
adverse circumstances prevented the usual 
large attendance, the 16 loyal Bowdoin men 
who sat around the table had a most enjoy- 
able evening. Professor Files was present as 
the delegate from the college and his interest- 
ing talk was a feature of the occasion. Hon. 
H. M. Heath, "72, was re-elected as President 
of the Association, and J. C. Minot, '96, as 
Secretary and Treasurer. Those present 
were Dr. J. W. North, '60; Hon. H. M. Heath, 
'72 ; Dr. O. S. C. Davies, '79 ; M. S. Holway, 
'82: C. B. Burleigh, '87; Jos. Williamson, "88; 
Rev. Norman McKinnon, '94 ; J. C. Minot, 
'96; Dr. J. P. Rus,sell, '97; Rev." F. E. Dun- 
nack, 97; Dr. E. L. Hall, '98; Dr. R. H. 
Stubbs, '98; and Fred C. Cowan, 'ox, all of 
Augusta : Charles E. H. Beane, 1900, of 
Hallowell, and H. L. Swett, '01, of Skowhe- 
gan. There are about 50 Bowdoin graduates 
in Kennebec county, over 30 of them being in 
-Augusta, and among their number arethelead- 
ing professional men of that section. They are 
loyal to the college and active in its behalf, 
and it is of interest to note that there are now 
18 undergraduates from Kennebec Countv in 
Bowdoin. 



THE ELECTIVE SYSTEM. 

So much has been said about the elective 
system, and it has now become so firmly estab- 
lished, that it is with some hesitation that I 
again bring up the subject. It is, however, a 
subject of so much importance and fraught 
with such far-reaching consequences, both to 
the student and the institution, that a discus- 
sion of it, even at this late day, mav not lie out 
of place. 

While it may seem advisable to allow a cer- 
tain amount of liberty to students in selecting 
this course, it seems to me that the system is 



in danger of being carried to excess, with 
results neither beneficial to the student noi: the 
institution. 

The college is, in a sense, a preparatory 
school, a school intended to teach its students 
to think, to broaden their mental horizon, to 
develop and strengthen them mentally and 
physically, and to be for them a training school 
to fit them for future demands and responsibil-, 
ities. It is not in any sense a professional 
school. Its entering classes are composed of 
men who are young and inexperienced, many 
of whom, perhaps the majority^ have formed 
no special plans for the future and have no 
special predilection for any particular branch 
of study. This being so, it would seem right 
and fitting that entering classes should' be 
required to conform, for at least the first year 
or two, to a regular prescribed course of study 
laid out and regulated by a wise and experi- 
enced Faculty. After a student has under- 
gone a two years' drill and polishing, he maj' 
have earned the privilege'of "selecting, to sbriie 
extent, his future studies, but the tendency 
now manifested to throw open the doofS from 
the first arid allow students to choose the 
com"ses that may seem' to them the most desir- 
able, and thus enable them to avoid others that 
might be to them of more permanent and last- 
ing lienefit, is to my mind a questionable policy. 
It would seem to me a far more satisfactory 
plan to make, for instance, Latin and Greek 
compulsory during the first two years as well 
as the other courses which should be selected 
by the I'aculty ; and there'"should be forced- 
upon the student a familiarity with letters that 
would enable him to write the English 
language in such a manner as would not sub- 
ject him to the ridicule of the entire commu- 
nity. • , 

What I have said in gen"er-al applies to all 
the colleges, and so far as it ajDplies to Bowdoin, 
T will venture to say that', among the ties that 
endear her to us all, aside from the personal 
associations, and the pleasant memories of the 
careless freedom of their college days, it will 
not be the Difl^erential Calculus or. the; Spheri- 
cal Trigonometry that was drilled into the 
minds of her students, however warm a feeling 
of friendship they may cherish for. the genial 
professor who did the work; nor will it be the 
French or German that they may have 
acquired in sufficient quantities to enable them 
to pass their examinations, but the nienta,!; 
stimulation that came to them from the Uliad 



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and the Odyssey, from the clear, ringing logic 
of Cicero, and the beautiful Odes of Horace, 
will have left an impression upon their minds 
that will be an up-lifting power for good, and 
that they will cherish with grateful remem- 
brance all the days of their lives. 

— B. D. RiDLON, '91. 



GLEE CLUB NEWS. 

The college Glee Clubs left last Thursday 
for one of the longest trips that any Bowdoin 
club has ever taken. On the evening of that 
day a concert was given in Dover, and then the 
following schedule was carried out with one 
concert at each place : Dexter, Bangor, Brewer, 
Fort Fairfield, Presque Isle, Houlton, and 
Oldtown. 

Not only is this a long trip, but probably 
no clubs representing the college have ever 
given better satisfaction, or reflected greater 
credit on the college. Many of the concerts 
were given in places that have been recently 
visited by Tufts and the University of Maine 
Clubs, but everywhere they have been greeted 
by packed houses and their comparative suc- 
cess has been most felicitous. 

As will be seen by the appended program 
the leaders have made some careful selections 
of new music. The new college song by 
Ryan, '05, and sung by a quartet composed of 
Archibald, Ryan, Gushing, and Bass, seems 
to be especially attractive. The words of this 
new song which will prove very popular are as 
follows : 

Come lift your glasses in a toast. 
Old Bowdoin's fame and glory sing. 
Let Alma Mater be our boast, 
To her all praise and glory bring. 
So shall thy loyal sons and true, 
Their pledge in sparkling wine renew, 
Till echoes shake the ancient Campus, 
And time its course haS run. 

When silent years upon us creep, 
And age has turned our locks to grey. 
We'll walk again 'neath shadows deep. 
Where once Old Bowdoin's pines were gay. 
Fond memory brings back once more. 
The happy golden days of yore. 
And when we've left the Ivied Halls, 
We'll honour and love for aye ! 

The concert in Bangor was more enjoya- 
ble on account of some violin solos by Welch, 
'03, who was able to leave his medical studies 



for this concert. He found manj' old friends 
in Bangor and his playing was as faultless 
as is usually expected from him. 

The Bangor Commercial has this to say of the 
concert in that city : 

Even if Bowdoin College can't turn out a win- 
ning foot-ball team it still continues to send out 
each year a glee and mandolin club that takes first 
rank, a statement that will be supported by the large 
audience which enjoyed the concert in City Hall Fri- 
day evening. The collegians sang and played well 
throughout the program, each of the soloists as well 
as the reader, Mr. Mikelsky, receiving much 
applause. 

Most of the numbers were from recent musical 
comedy successes but several were distinctively col- 
lege songs, including the always favorite, Bowdoin 
Beata, and good old Phi Chi, which was sung with 
such vigor and dash that the spirit of olden days 
still hangs over Bowdoin's ancient halls and has also 
diffused itself above the modern frat houses. 

The Bowdoin clubs are fortunate in having for 
their premier soloist, Francis J. Welch, who holds a 
high position among Maine musicians. Air. Welch 
has been heard here on numerous occasions and he 
was cordially received upon his first appearance Fri- 
day evening, when he played the Gypsy Dance by 
Nachez. He was recalled with loud applause and 
rendered Andante Religioso by Thome. Mr. Welch's 
second programmed number was Weidig's Bouree 
from Suite in G minor and as an encore he played 
Moszkowski's Serenata. He was recalled again and 
played Handel's Largo. Mr. Welch is a violinist of 
rare sympathy, besides being a skilled technician 
and his playing always gives enjoyment. 

The college students and the Brunswick 
people will be glad to know that Manager 
Chase has arranged to give a concert in Memo- 
rial Hall next Tuesday night, February 16. 
Surely no one will want to say that he was not 
present at that time to hear the best musical 
clubs that Bowdoin has ever produced. 

The program : 

PART FIRST. 

Opening Song (College). — Fogg, 02. 

Glee, Mandolin and Guitar Clubs. 
Winter Song. — Bullard. 

Glee Club. Solo by Mr. Johnson. 
Reading. — Selected. Mr. Mikelsky. 

Selection. — "Peggy from Paris." 

Mandolin Club. 
I am The English Daisy. — "English Daisy." 

Mr. Archibald and Glee Club. 
Dance of the Goblins. — Smith & Zublin. 

Mandolin Club. 

Synofisis of Scene. — An old country churchyard. 
Sounds from the church. The goblins stalk forth. 
Ghost March. Grand parade of the Goblins, Frolic 
among the tombs. Goblins march again. The 
skedaddle. Goblins scamper ofif and disappear. 



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PART SECOND. 
Bowdoin Memories. — Ryan, '05. Glee Club. 

Quartet Archibald, Bass, Cushing and Ryan. 
Mandola Solo, In Silence. — Mocking Bird. 

Mr. Chapman. 
When My Little Dolly Died. — From Sleeping Beauty 
and Beast. Mr. Ryan and Glee Club. 

The Warbler's Serenade. — Perry. 

■Mandolin Club. 
The Crossroads. — Bui lard. Glee Club. 

College Songs. 

(a) Bowdoin Beata. Pierce, '90. 

(bj Phi Chi. Mitchell, '79. 



BOWDOIN DRAMATIC CLUB. 

"She Stoops to Conquer," under the 
efScient direction of Fred L. Edgecomb of 
Auburn, is rapidly approaching perfection. 
The management feel that by February i8, 
the date set for the performance in Brunswick, 
they will be able to put on a production that 
will be a credit to Bowdoin. The posters are 
already out and have been placed in conspicu- 
ous places about town, and the reserved seats 
will go on sale at Shaw's book store Monday 
morning at eight o'clock. But ten seats will 
be allowed each purchaser. 

The cast, as finally selected, is as follows 

Sir Charles Harlow Harold W. Powers, '07, 

Young Harlow Wallace M. Powers, '04, 

Squire Hardcastle. .. .Edwin La Forest Harvey, '05 

George Hastings Stanley Williams. '05 

Tony Lumpkin Walter M. Sanborn, '06, 

Siggory Frank E. Seavey, '05, 

Stingo Fred E. R. Piper, '06, 

Slang Daniel Sargent, '07. 

Mat Muggins Phillips Kimball, '07, 

Aminadab Charles L. Favinger, '06, 

Jimmy John W. Leydon, '07 

Mrs. Hardcastle James A. Bartlett, '06. 

Kate Hardcastle Chester B. Emerson, '04. 

Constance Neville Carl W. Rundlett, '05 

Dorothy Walter A. Powers, '06. 

The play will begin promptly at 7.45, fol- 
lowed by a dance. 



MEN'S CLUB LECTURE COURSE. 

The concluding lecture in the Men's Club 
Lecture Course will be given in the First 
Parish Church next Sunday evening by Rev. 
Raymond L. Calkins, pastor of the State 
Street Congregational Church, Portland. 
Subject: "Some Aspects of American Social 
Life." Mr. Calkins is a young man whose 
ability is testified to by the call he recently 



accepted and which made him pastor of one 
of the largest churches in Maine ; and whose 
university experience and special interest in 
sociology and political economy will enable 
him to speak to young men most acceptably 
on his subject. The college and medical 
school men should turn out in large nurnbers. 



NEW BOOKS AT HUBBARD HALL. 

The first volume of Dr. N. G. Pierson"s 
"Principles of Economics" is now made acces- 
sible to English readers in the translation from 
the Dutch, by A. A. Wotzel. This volume 
deals with "Value in Exchange" and 
"Money." The author has encouraged a wide 
reriiding of his book by avoiding the technical 
phraseology of the subject. (330: P 61) 

"Political Theories of the Ancient World," 
by W. W. Willoughby, is a history of political 
theories in the Orient, in Greece and in Rome. 
This is intended as the first in a number of 
volumes covering the entire history of politi- 
cal philosophy. Besides summarizing the 
treatises that the author has used as sources, 
there is some account of the political practice 
as well as the ethical speculation of the period 
discussed. ( 320 : W 6 S) 

"The Principles of iVIoney,"by Professor 
J. L. Laughlin, is, in a similar way, the first 
volume in a series of books on money and 
banking. The literature of this subject is 
already vast, but the present volume abandons 
the historical treatment which the greater 
number of writers have adopted. It seeks to 
reorganize the material with a view to bring- 
ing out its essential principles. (332:L37) 

"American Railway Transportation," by 
Emory R. Johnson, covers in a concise form, 
the growth of the railway, the organization of 
the service and the relation of the railways to 
the public and the state. This book appears 
in Appleton's Business series, which has 
already furnished three excellent volumes on 
practical economic subjects. (385:163) 

In "A Short History of Ancient Peoples," 
a work of one volume. Dr. Robinson Souttar 
has compressed the main facts of ancient 
history. The history of each country, in every 
case contained within a few pages, is complete 
in itself. The book as a whole has received 
the sanction of the Rev. A. H. Sayce, the well- 
known Assyriologist at Oxford. (930: S 72) 

"The Emperor Charles V.," by Edward 



ids 



teOWDOiN OfelENT. 



Armstrong, was first intended for the series 
of Foreign Statesmen, but the narative out- 
grew the Hmitations of such a series and 
expanded finally into two volumes. It is 
essentially the history of the Emperor himself 
and of those events of his reign in which he 
was personall)- prominent. (943.031 : A 73) 

The lover of out-of-door sports and moun- 
taineering will find much enjoyment in the 
volume on "Climbs and Explorations in the 
Canadian Rockies," by Hugh E. M. Strutfield 
and J. Norman Collie. It describes a little 
known region and, in the account of some 
perilous climbs, gives some idea of the quali- 
ties needed in a most venturesome form of 
sport. Chapter 2 gives a stirring account of 
the rescue of Mr. Charles S. Thompson, a 
native of Maine, after a fall of sixty feet into 
a crevasse. (917.1 : S 92) 

"Father Marquette," by Mr. R. G. 
Thwaites, is the life-history of one of the early 
Jesuit missionaries who is claimed as an 
.A.merican hero because most of his work was 
within the boundaries of what is now the 
United States. It is chiefly a narrative account 
of Marquette's own experiences as an explorer 
and preacher, but there are many glimpses 
into the Indian life which the historian. Park- 
man, has picturesquely described. (B : M 342) 

There are already many works on the sub- 
ject of the binding of books but, by general 
consent, a recent volume by Douglas Cock- 
erell, with the title "Book-Binding and the 
Care of Books," is for general purposes the 
most useful authority. There are many cuts 
illustrating the technical processes and the 
text is confined to the actual work of binding. 
The author was a pupil of the famous English 
binder, Mr. Cobden-Sanderson. (025.7 :L 57) 

"The Pit," by Frank Norris, is a strong 
story of the wheat markets of Chicago. There 
is a generous array of minor characters, but 
the interest centres about Curtis Jadwin, a 
speculator in wheat. The book is quite as 
important in depicting a phase of American 
life as for its interest as as story. 
(823,89: N 73) 



PORTLAND ALUMNI BANQUET. 

The thirty-fourth annual meeting of the 
I'owdom College Alumni of Portland was 
held at the Lafayette Hotel, Saturday evening, 
February 6, and was one of the most success- 
ful and enthusiastic ever held. Joseph B. 



Reed as Toast-master presided and about fifty 
members were present. 

The oration was delivered by Hon. 
Charles F. Libb}- and dealt with industrial 
development and the subject of labor unions 
and trusts. 

Professor Lucien P. Libby followed with a 
very fitting poem. 

The first toast was to Bowdoin College 
and was responded to by Professor Robinson. 

Judge Clarence Hale responded in a fitting 
manner to the toast, "Bowdoin College, the 
teacher of a practical wisdom which has 
always been justified by her children.'" He 
reviewed briefly the early trustees of the col- 
lege and pointed out that the same type of 
practical wisdom which they possessed has 
been exemplified in the Bowdoin men who 
have succeeded them. 

"The Proposed Shorter Course" was the 
third sentiment proposed and was responded 
to by Levi Turner, Esq. Franklin C. Payson 
responded to the toast, "Dead Languages," 
and was followed by Hon. Augustus F. Moul- 
ton, who responded to the toast, "Old Edu- 
cation and the New." 

The following officers were elected for the 
ensuing year : 

President — Charles F. Libby. 

Secretary — Percival P. Baxter. 

Toast-Master — Arthur Chapman. 

Orator — Hon. Clarence Hale. 

Poet — Hon. Enoch Foster. 

Entertainment Committee — Eugene L. 
Bodge. Lloward R. Ives, Dr. Alfred Mitchell, 
Jr. ^ 

Athletic Committee — To confer with that 
of Boston Alumni Association — Franklin C. 
Payson, Chairman ; Eugene L. Bodge, Arthur 
Chapman. 

The following were seated at the tables : 

Augustus F. Moulton, '7^; John Marshall Brown. 
'60; Clarence Hale, '69; Franklin C, Robinson, '75; 
Frederic H. Gerrish, '66; Alfred E. Burton, '78; 
Charles F, Libby, '64; Lucien P. Libby. '99; William 
L. Putnam, '55; Franklin C. Payson, '76: Arthur 
W, Merrill, '87: Charles K, Hinkley, '66; Seth L. 
Larrabee, '76 ; Oscar L. Rideout, '8g : Chase East- 
man. '96 : A. P, Cook, '97 : Clarence W. Peabody, 
'93 : Levi Turner, '86 ; M. H. Purington, '85 ; Emery 
G. Wilson, '98; Frank A, Thompson, '98: Walter 

B. Clarke, '99: Philip C. Haskell, '99; Edgar Kaharl, 
ng : Edward F. Afoody, 0.3 : Herbert Harris, '72 : J. 

C. Pearson, iQoo: S. P, Harris. 1900: E. L. Bodge, 
'97; Philip W. Davis, '97: Thomas H. Eaton. '69; 
Howard R. Ives, '98: Harold Lee Berry, '01; Perci- 
val P. Baxter, '98 ; Charles L, Hutchinson, 'go ; John 
F. Dana, '98 : Philip Dana. '96 ; Arthur Chapman, 



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'94; Arthur F. Belcher. '82; George S. Payson, '80; 
Henry S. Payson, '81 ; Richard C. Payson, '93 ; Fred- 
erick Ordell Conant, '80 ; Joseph B. Reed, '83 ; Bion 
Wilson, '76: David W. Snow, '73; C. P. Mattocks, 
'62 ; Guy H. Sturgis, '95. 



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CALENDAR. 

Bradbury Prize Debate. 
— B. A. A. Aleet at Mechanics' Hall, Bos- 
ton. 
Third College Tea at Hubbard Hall. 
— Chemistry Club visits the paper manufac- 
tories at Cumberland Mills. 
— Bowdoin Dramatic Club presents "She 
Stoops to Conquer" at Town Hall, at 
7-45. 
— Bowdoin Dramatic Club presents "She 
Stoops to Conquer" at Town Hall. 
New York Alumni Banquet at New York. 
— Washington's Birthday — Holiday. 
— Indoor Meet at Town Hall. 
April I. — Exams, of Second Term. 
— Spring Term begins. 



CAM PUS C Hf^T. 

The next Junior Assembly will occur March 4. 

R. C. Clark, '07, is teaching at the Growstown 
School. 

Whalen, one of Princeton's sub-backs, died of 
pneumonia last Saturday. 

The Aroostook Club met last Wednesday night, 
and took supper at the Inn. 

Cornell dropped 106 men as a result of the mid- 
year examinations, last week. 

President Eliot of Harvard addressed the labor 
unions of Boston last Sunday. 

Miss Evelyn Stetson sung a beautiful solo at the 
chapel services Sunday afternoon. 

Mr. Robert Woods of Boston, spoke at the 
chapel services Sunday afternoon. 

Schneider, '04, preached in the Congregational 
Church in Farmington last Sunday. 

Many college men attended the shows at the 
Empire Theatre, Lewiston, last week. 

Many fellows are kept from recitations just now, 
severe colds being the prevailing distemper. 

J. Clair Minot, '96, city editor of the Kennebec 
Journal, spent Sunday at the D. K. E. house. 

Leyden, '07. who has been acting as principal 
of Boothbay High School, returned to college 
recently. 

A quartette composed of Ryan, '05, Hermes, '04, 
Stetson, '06, and Pike, '07, forms the choir at the 
Universalist Church. 

A number attended the dance given by the High 
School for the benefit of the Portland High basket- 
ball team Saturday night. 



Professor Henry L. Chapman spoke before the 
Woman's Alliance of the First Parish Church last 
Tuesday afternoon on Tennyson's poem "The 
Princess." 

Phillips-Exeter and Andover will not compete 
with each other in the relay races at the B. A. A. 
Meet, this year, as is usually the case, as arrange- 
ments have been made for their meeting later in the 
year. 

President Hyde will read an imnortant paper at 
the Educational Conference to be held September 22 
and 22, at the St. Louis Exposition, entitled "The 
Place of the College in the Educational System of 
the Country." 

During the absence of the Glee Club, and the con- 
sequent omission of singing in chapel we are brought 
to realize the value of the choir in the chapel ser- 
vice. To many of us the singing is the most pleas- 
ant part of the service. 

The next meeting of the Chemistry Club will 
occur on Wednesday. February 17, at Cumberland 
Mills, where the members will visit the paper manu- 
factories at the invitation of Mr, Onslager, one of 
tlie chemists at that place. ' 

The continued low water is a source of much 
inconvenience to many of the students who are 
dependent upon the town circuit for light. Several 
evenings the past week there has been only half 
power until eight or nine o'clock, giving too dim a 
light to study by. 

President Hyde will give his five lectures on 
"The Principles of Personality" at the Congrega- 
tional Church during the Sunday evenings in Lent. 
He has given this same course in Boston. Portland, 
and Brooklyn, where they have been very popular 
and awakened much interest. Undoubtedly they 
will be greatly appreciated here by the students and 
the town. 

Judging from the number of accidents which 
have occurred on the ice upon the steps and in front 
of the chapel it would be a good idea to use the 
sand more freely in that locality, or else repeat the 
application at more frequent intervals. Anyone who 
falls upon the steps there can hardly escape getting 
several bruises at least, and he is liable to sustain 
more serious injuries. 

Professor George T. Files will give a lecture on 
March 28th on "The German Emperor : A Biograph- 
ical. Study," before the University Extension Society. 
Professor Files will deal with the Emperor's well- 
known characteristics, his personal activity and mag- 
netism, his fondness for out door life and sports of 
all kinds, his conception of the imperial office, his 
oratorical gifts, which have in many instances led 
him into rather serious difficulties. 

A large number saw the basket-ball game 
between Portland High and Brunswick High. After 
the game a team made up by the Freshmen played 
a team composed of the boys of Brunswick High 
and defeated them by a large score. It is to be 
regretted that our present circumstances render it 
impossible for us to have a basket-ball team, when 
there are enough skilled men in college to make a 
good one. 

The Sophomore Economics Club composed of 
1906' men who take Economics 2 and have obtained a 



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rank of B or higher, was formed Monday evening. 
A. H. Bodkin, Jr.. was elected President; E. Perry, 
Vice-President ; W. H. Stone, Secretary and Treas- 
urer. An Executive Committee was appointed con- 
sisting of P. R. Andrews, F. E. Smith, C. C. Hol- 
man, and A. H. Bodkin, Jr., ex ofUcio. The roll 
includes the following men : Andrews, D. B. 
.\ndrews. P. R. ; Bodkin ; Hodgson ; Holman 
Perry ; Pope ; Powers ; Rogers ; Sewall ; Smith 
Stone ; Winchell ; and Wing. 

Several college professors have recently stated 
what they consider the greatest moral danger that 
threatens a college student. Some of the opinions 
given were these : President Eliot of Harvard : The 
frittering away of the student's time in trivial self- 
indulgent occupations and animal pleasures ; Provost 
Harrison of the University of Pennsylvania : The 
separation from the sacred ties of home and proba- 
bly church life, also temptations to explore phases 
of life to which the student had been a stranger; 
Professor John E. James of Hahneman College : 
Absence of home restraint and home life. 

The annual reception of the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Fraternity will be held at the Chapter House, Feb- 
ruary 19. 

The History Club held their regular meeting 
Tuesday evening, with Sanborn, '05. A paper on 
"Russia" was read by Greene, '05. A very enjoya- 
ble time was had by all. 



AT HLETI CS. 

THE B. A. A. MEET. 

The fifteenth annual indoor meet of the Boston 
Athletic Association will occur in Mechanics Hall 
on Saturday evening. Never before in the history 
of these sports has so great an interest been mani- 
fested. The list of entries includes more than 500 
names of tried athletes and new men. The entire 
number of seats was disposed of to club members a 
week ago and only a limited number of admissions 
will be sold. Hundreds were turned away last year 
and a greater number will doubtless be disappointed 
at this meet. 

The programme for the games will be the same 
as in years past with the exception of the three 
standing jumps which have been eliminated. There 
will be three 40-yard events, the 40 novice for men 
who never have won a prize running any distance, 
the 40-yard handicap, nine feet limit, and the 
40-yard special invitation race in which the best dash 
men in the country, all invited by the club, will com- 
pete from scratch. 

There are two open middle-distance runs, the 600 
and tlie 1,000, while for the novices there has been 
arranged a special 440-yard dash. Then there is the 
mile-open handicap, and a two-mile invitation race. 
There also will be the 45-yard low high hurdles, and 
field events, the running high jump, the pole vault 
and shot-put. all of which are handicap events. 

Harvard and Yale will again meet in the two- 
mile event, each of the four runners run- 
ning six laps of the Mechanics Hall track, 
or 780 yards. Last week the Harvard men were 



defeated by Yale and Pennsylvania in New York, 
and the race Saturday will bring the eight men 
together again for a race on raised corners, and 
under conditions which will make time faster. 

Besides the race with Yale, Harvard also has 
been matched in a mile relay against University of 
Pennsylvania, in which each man will run the accus- 
tomed .390 yards. There will be a set of team races 
between Harvard class teams, the winners of two 
preliminaries coming together in the finals. Besides 
these Cornell will meet Amherst, Dartmouth, Wil- 
liams ; Georgetown. Ploly Cross ; Wesleyan, Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology ; Tufts, University 
of Maine, and Bowdoin. Brown. A Boston inter- 
scholastic team will meet one from Worcester and 
the Boston Y. M. C. A. the Cambridge Y. M. C. A. 

The games will commence at 7.30 o'clock. Man- 
ager Hall has a few more reserved seats to be dis- 
posed of. 



ALUMNI 



CLASS OF 1852. 

In the last issue of the Record is a picture of 
General Chamberlain, together with almost a page of 
his own reminiscences of the war, which he entered 
as a lieutenant-colonel and left as a brevet major- 
general. 

MEDICAL 1873. 

Dr. Freeman C. Hersey of Boston, was recently 
elected Grand Commander of the Knights Templar 
of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He is a native 
of Corinth and took all his Masonic degrees in this 
State. 

CLASS OF 1889. 

A picture of Professor Files appears in last 
week's issue of the Brunswick Record, in connection 
with this paper's series of sketches of the Bowdoin 
Faculty. 

CLASS OF '96. 

John Clair Minot of Augusta, was recently elected 
and installed as Master of Augusta Lodge, No. 141. 
Free and Accepted Masons, and the same week 
Charles Arnold Knight of Gardiner, was chosen 
Master of Hermon Lodge, No. 32, of Gardiner. 

CLASS OF 1899 
J. E. Stetson has received a commission as aide- 
de-camp to Gien. John C. Black, comni|ander-in- 
Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic. 

CLASS OF 1900. 

B. M. Clough, 1900. is now acting principal of the 
Rumford Falls High School. Mr. Clough has been 
at Limington Academy, where for two years he 
served as principal, previous to which he was prin- 
cipal of the Oxford High School, having gone there 
for a spring term after completing a year as princi- 
pal at Brownville. His specialties are the sciences 
and English. 

CLASS OF 1903. 

Edward Fairfield Moody of the graduate depart- 
ment at Technology, who has been enjoying a ten 
days' vacation at his home in Portland, returned to 
his studies last Tuesday. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY 18, 1904. 



No. 25. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

PUBLISHED BVEET THURSDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEAR 
BY THE STUDENTS OP 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 

EDITORIAL BOARD. 

William T. Kowe, 1904, Editor-in-Chief. 

Harold J. Eterett, 1904, .... Business Manager. 

William F. Finn, Jr., 1905, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 
Arthur L. McCobb, 1905, Assistant Business Manager. 

Associate Editors. 
S. T. Dana, 1904. W. S. Gushing, 1905. 

John W. Frost, 1904. S. G. Haley, 1906. 

E. H. R. Burroughs, 1905. D. K. Porter, 1906. 

K. G. Webber, 1906. 



Per annum, in advance. 
Per Copy, 



. $2.00. 
10 Cents. 



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

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

Printed at the Journal Office, Lewiston. 

The sympathy of every man in college 
goes out to Clark, '05, in the death of his 
father, who passed away at his home in Dam- 
ariscotta, Saturday. 



The results of the B. A. A. Meet last Sat- 
urday proved quite satisfactory. The veter- 
ans of the team showed themselves capable of 
improvement over their last year's record, 
while the showing made by the new men was 
promising and gave evidence of further devel- 
opment. Although an accident to one of the 
Brown men gave us the race without appar- 
ently any effort on our part, still we do not 
doubt but that we would have won the race 
had not this accident happened. We have 
only the greatest praise to bestow upon the 



members of the team and we sincerely hope 
that our success in track athletics will continue 
during the remainder of the season. 



The debate of last Wednesday evening 
was an unqualified success. The men partici- 
pating showed that they had a most intimate 
knowledge of every phase of the question under 
discussion, and were prepared to fortify the 
various points under discussion. Not a man 
lacked for ideas, and the expression of these 
ideas was most pleasing. Indeed, the language 
and articulation of the men was a most pleas- 
ing feature of the debate and showed careful 
work. The rebuttals were particularly 
strong — even stronger, perhaps, than the open- 
ing speeches, and were full of strong argu- 
ments. On the whole, the debate was a strong 
one, and reflected great credit on the members 
of the Faculty having charge of this work. 



At this time of the year when the graduates 
of the dift'erent high and preparatory schools 
are considering what college vi'ill offer them 
the greatest advantages for a liberal education, 
it is the duty of alumni and undergraduates to 
do their utmost to persuade men to enter Bow- 
doin. Doubtless many of the students who 
live in Maine will go home over Washing- 
ton's birthday and will be brought in contact 
with many men who are undecided as to what 
college they will enter. Now is the time to 
talk Bowdoin to such men and not wait until 
after they have selected a college. Special 
attention should be paid to men who have been 
prominent in athletics. Bowdoin is in need of 
athletes and our success next year in this line 
depends much on the entering class. A special 
effort is being made this year by the Faculty 
to secure a large class next fall, and it behooves 
us to supplement their efforts by our personal 
influence. By far the most effective agency 
in securing men is the personal work of the 
undergraduates and alumni, and if we fail to 
exert the influence that is within our power to 
exert, the college suffers to the extent of our 



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failure. Let every man throw off any indif- 
ference that may lurk in his veins, and let there 
be a united effort for a large Freshman Class 
next year. 

We feel that the meagre attendance at the 
lecture given recently by Professor Dennis in 
the Library Club course ought not to pass 
without comment. The Faculty and towns- 
people were well represented, but the students, 
the very ones for whom the course was 
arranged and for whose best interests the 
lectures are obtained, were remarkably con- 
spicuous by their scarcity. If for no other 
reason than to show appreciation of the kind- 
ness of the gentlemen who have made the 
course possible and respect for the lecturer 
himself, the students ought to turn out and 
attend these lectures. But aside from these 
motives every student who is desirous of 
broadening himself ought to hear these 
lectures. There will be several lectures given 
by the Faculty and visiting lecturers during 
this term and we urge upon all the students to 
turn out and support them. 



The Glee and Mandolin Clubs are to be 
congratulated on the success of their mid- 
term trip. The newspaper criticisms of the 
performances have been very favorable, and 
wherever a concert was given the clubs 
received a hearty welcome. The success of the 
trip was due to the faithful training of the 
members vmder the direction of the leaders, 
the hearty co-operation of the alumni and 
friends of the college, the efficient management, 
and the special favors granted by the Faculty. 
The commendable manner in which the entire 
trip was conducted shows that the confidence 
of the Faculty was not misplaced, and that 
the clubs are deserving of future concessions 
from the college authorities. 



The near approach of the anniversary 
of Washington's birthday reminds us that 
■exceptiriig Thanksgiving and Memorial 
Day, it is the only national holiday 
which occurs during term time. In the past it 
has been customary to pay no attention to the 
day other than the fact that it brings a suspen- 
sion of college exercises for one day and gives 
to those who live near Bowdoin an opportu- 
nitv to visit home. Is it not the duty of the 



college to recognize in some fitting manner the 
significance of the day as in other colleges. A 
number of suitable things could be suggested, 
but there is one in particular which we advo- 
cate and that is a college banquet. We have 
fraternity and class banquets, but the most 
essential one we lack and that is a college ban- 
quet. At Tufts, Wesleyan and many other col- 
leges, the annual college banquet is the most 
enjoyable occasion of the college year. This 
would be a most fitting time to secure the pres- 
ence of a large number of sub-Freshmen at 
the banquet. This occasion would afford us 
the very best chance of the whole year to show 
these men what a college Bowdoin is and would 
give them an insight into our college life. We 
hope that some action may be taken in this 
matter, if not this year, then next, and that our 
coming holiday may receive the recognition it 
deserves. 



The Orient wishes to thank those alumni 
who have taken sufficient interest in its col- 
umns to send contributions of articles of inter- 
est and value to other alumni and to the under- 
graduates. We fully realize that some incon- 
venience is necessitated by this, but we hope 
that the added interest which these articles 
give to the paper will fully repay any effort on 
the part of the alumni contributing. We 
would like to see the contributions increased 
threefold, for there is nothing more pleasing to 
read than the suggestions and opinions of our 
alumni. It is only by the hearty co-operation 
of the alumni, Faculty and undergraduates 
that we can hope for the best of success. 



BRADBURY PRIZE DEBATE. 

The annual Bradbury Prize Debate held 
Thursday evening, argues well for a victory 
over Amherst. The showing made by the 
men was most creditable and the team chosen 
were beyond question the men for the positions. 
The speakers had evidently devoted much time 
to the preparation of their subject matter and 
showed plainly that they had profited by the 
careful training given them previous to the 
debate. 

The question was Resolved, "That the best 
interests of both nations require the peaceable 
annexation of Cuba to the United States." 
The affirmative was upheld by Pierce, '05, 
Clark, '04, and Campbell, '04, with Boody, '06, 



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alternate, and the negative by Harvey, '05, 
Porter, '06, Lunt, '04, with Kimball, '04, alter- 
nate. 

The argument was opened by Pierce, who 
began by defining the words "peaceable annex- 
ation" as meaning annexation under a treaty 
passed by a two-thirds vote of the upper houses 
of the legislatures of both countries. He then 
went on to show that such a course would ben- 
efit Cuba in that it would remove the tariff on 
Cuban exports to the United States and thus 
afford a needed relief to the Cuban producers ; 
that it would insure the island of prompt inter- 
nal development; and that it would give the 
Cubans stable government and the benefits of 
the United States consular and diplomatic 
service. 

Harvey opened the negative's argument. 
He said that such a course as the one just 
advocated might benefit the commercial inter- 
ests of both nations and particularly the trusts 
in the United States, but that it involved many 
difficulties which would not be encountered if 
merely a policy of reciprocity was carried out 
and that at the same time this policy would 
prove of equal benefit to the commerce of the 
two countries. 

Clark, the next speaker, then took up the 
advantages to the U. S. of annexation. He 
spoke along much the same line as Pierce and 
pointed out the new field which would be 
opened for the investment of American capital 
and the new market for American products 
which would be created under this course. He 
also attacked reciprocity as being practically 
impossible to maintain and, at the same time, 
ineffectual in working. 

Porter then proceeded to prove that the 
Cuban government was perfectly adequate to 
the needs of the people and that no need of 
more stable government existed. 

Campbell took up the strategic importance 
of the island to the United States and endeav- 
ored to show that the United States must 
annex the island to control the Carribean Sea, 
the Gulf of Mexico and the route of the trade 
from Europe to the Panama Canal. 

Lunt proceeded to develop the exposition of 
the great racial problem and showed that the 
assimilation of the Cuban people would be a 
well-nigh impossible task for the United States 
to undertake. 

The rebuttal speeches were excellent and to 
the point, but the negative clearly excelled. 



The affirmative's arguments were successfully 
destroyed and their own substantiated. 

Thie judges, after a short deliberation, gave 
the decision to the negative and announced 
Clark, Lunt and Harvey as the Amherst team, 
with Pierce alternate. 

The judges were President Hyde and 
Professors Mitchell, Dennis, McRae, and 
Hutchins. Professor Woodruff acted as pre- 
siding officer. 



PRESIDENT HYDE'S LECTURES. 

Beginning with next Sunday, a Lenten 
Course of Sunday Evening Lectures will be 
given by President Hyde in the college church 
on the general theme, "Ethical Principles." 
The subjects and dates are as follows : Febru- 
ary 21 — "The Epicurean: The Maximum of 
Pleasure." February 28 — "The Stoic: Self- 
Control by Law." March 20 — "The Aris- 
totelian : The Subordination of Lower to 
Higher." March 20 — "The Aristotehan: 
The Sense of Proportion." March 27 — "The 
Christian : The Gospel of Love." As deliv- 
ered in Portland, Boston, Brooklyn and else- 
where, these addresses have excited great 
interest; and the privilege of hearing them at 
first hand is one for which we ought all to 
testify our gratefulness by our attendance. 



REWARD FOR DEBATERS. 
Last spring term an alumnus of the college 
gave seventy-five dollars to be used in reward- 
ing the team which debates with Amherst. 
The conditions under which this was given are 
that the members of the team will receive sil- 
ver medals and should they win the debate 
these will be changed to gold medals. 



THE THIRD COLLEGE TEA. 

Monday afternoon from four o'clock until 
six the third College Tea took place in the 
Alumni Room of Hubbard Hall. The people 
of Bath were invited as the guests of the stu- 
dents, and though the day was stormy over 
thirty people from the "Shipping City" were 
present, also many prominent people officially 
connected with the college. The fact that the 
attendance of guests was not so large as at 
previous teas, did not detract from the success 
of the occasion, as the students had an oppor- 



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tunity to become more familiar with those that 
were present, especially with the families of 
the Faculty. It was gratifying both to the 
Faculty and students to see so many "medics" 
present. We only hope that more of them will 
come in the future. These teas afford capital 
opportunities for the medical and academic 
students to become better acquainted and fos- 
ter a common college spirit. The committee 
in charge consisted of: Mrs. Dennis, Mrs. 
McRae, and Mrs. Ham. The tea was served 
by Mrs. Hutchins, Mrs. Moody poured the 
coffee, while Miss Symonds attended to wants 
at the punch bowl. The following young 
ladies from Lewiston, Misses Oakes, Pennell 
and Lowell, assisted by Misses Merriman, M. 
Parker, F. Parker, Misses Bessie and Bell 
Smith of Brunswick, served dainty refresh- 
ments on trays. The decorations were espe- 
cially good. Students who do not attend 
these teas, provided by the kindness of the 
Faculty, are missing one of the most valuable 
and enjoyable opportunities of their college 



GLEE CLUB NEWS. 

The college musical clubs returned on Fri- 
day from a most successful trip in northern 
Maine. It is safe to state that the results of 
the trip were as satisfactory as could be wished, 
both in an artistic and financial way. Con- 
certs were given in Dover, Dexter, Bangor, 
Brewer, Fort Fairfield, Presque Isle, Houlton 
and Oldtown. With one exception each con- 
cert was followed by a dance for which the 
college orchestra furnished music. 

On account of conflicting dates the concert 
in Memorial Hall has been postponed indefi- 
nitely. 



WALKER ART BUILDING. 
Lovers of good painting of beautiful sub- 
jects will be glad to know that the college has 
been favored, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs- 
day of this week, by an exhibition of seven 
paintings, the work of Miss Emily Keene Bar- 
num, the well-known artist, a pupil of Vibert. 
Among the paintings was her most recent 
work, the portrait of Miss Violetta Brown of 
Portland, the daughter of General Brown. 
Miss Barnum's work as shown there included 
three landscapes, lately painted by her in 
Switzerland and England as well as several 
portraits charming in quality. The paintings 



were exhibited in the Boyd Gallery of the 
Walker Art Building, on the same wall with 
the Levi C. Wade Collection, increased a short 
time ago by ten choice paintings, chiefly by 
recent masters. 



NEW BOOKS AT HUBBARD HALT.. 

"Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Relig- 
ion," by Jane Ellen Harrison, is an attempt to 
discover the origin and character of Greek 
worship. Hitherto we have depended for an 
accoimt of this subject on mythology and on 
mythology, too, as found in literature. The 
author protests against this as a source of our 
knowledge. She regards Homer not as the 
beginning but as the culmination of Greek 
theology. (292 : H 24) 

"Money and Banking," by W. A. Scott, is 
an introduction to the study of banking and 
currency questions. A special feature of the 
book is the number of references which follow 
the text of each chapter. (332: S42) 

"Recent Literature on Interest," a work by 
the Austrian minister of finance, Bohm- 
Bawerk, has been published during the last 
year in an English translation. It appeared 
originally as a supplement to the author's work 
on "Capital and Interest." It reviews the 
important books on the subject of interest for 
the years 1884-99. (332.8 :B 63) 

"A History of Classical Scholarship,"' by J. 
E. Sandys, is an enumeration of the note- 
worthy scholars from the sixth century B. C. 
to the end of the middle ages in 1400. Besides 
giving some characterization of the men and 
their work there is included an account of their 
influence and some contemporary criticism. 
(370.9 :S 22) 

The war which has just begun in the Far 
East will undoubtedly create a demand for 
reliable literature on the history of the nations 
concerned. The volume by F. H. Skrine oii 
the "Expansion of Russia" is an accurate and 
well-written history of one of the combatants. 
It deals fully with the history of Russia during 
the last century and tells of the Russian 
advance in Asia. (947: S 62) 

In the volume of Leo Deutsch which has 
the title "Sixteen Years in Siberia," we are 
furnished with a less systematic but quite as 
true a picture of Russian political conditions. 
Mr. George Kennan's book "Siberia and the 
Exile System" has already provided English 
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life, but Mr. Deutsch was himself an exile and 
can write more intimately of the experiences 
and hardships of a political prisoner. 
(915.7:048) 

Interest in the study of the Divine Comedy 
has led Mr. Ludwig Volkmann to write a book- 
on Dante's relation to art. Under the title 
"Iconografia Dantesca," he has not only 
described but reproduced, in the form of excel- 
lent illustrations, some of the art that Dante's 
poem has inspired. (851.15:04) 

"The Administration of the American Rev- 
olutionary Army" reviews the achievement of 
Washington in equipping and maintaining an 
army. The author, L. C. Hatch, Bowdoin, '95, 
has made a careful investigation of historical 
sources and has brought to light many facts 
not generally known. The book appears as 
Volume 10 in the Harvard Historical Studies. 
(Ai : H 329) 

"Letters and Diary of John Rowe, Boston 
Merchant," covers an important period in 
national as well as in local history. The 
extracts deal with the occurrences immediately 
before and during the first years of the Revolu- 
tion. The writer shared in many of the activ- 
ities of his time and he has described these in 
the quaint phraseology of a hundred years ago. 
(B:R79i) 

"The Octopus," the first important novel 
by Frank Norris, properl)' precedes the "Pit" 
which was mentioned in these columns last 
week. While the story is complete in itself it 
was designed as the first part of a trilogy, 
which should deal with the growing, distribu- 
tion and consumption of American wheat. 
The untimely death of Mr. Norris prevented 
the writing of the third story in the series. 
(813.49 :N 79) 



WASHINGTON ALUMNI BANQUET. 

The Washington Bowdoin Alumni Associa- 
tion has arranged for its banquet for the even- 
ing of March 2. Mr. William E. Spear of the 
class of '70 will act as toast-master. President 
Hyde will be present, and Chief Justice Fuller 
will preside. Hon. D. S. Alexander, of the 
Class of '70, as chairman of the Executive 
Committee, is trying to make it the largest 
banquet that has been held by the association 
for several years. Ten of the Johns Hopkins 
boys have promised to be present. 



Y. M. C. A, 



For the past two weeks a rather attractive 
series of Sunday afternoon meetings has been 
begun by addresses by two of the college 
professors. One week ago Professor Mitchell 
gave an inspiring talk showing what real 
worth is. To be something is better than to 
possess something. 

Last Sunday Professor Little gave a very 
practical address on some books — gems of lit- 
erature — which should be reserved for Sunday 
reading by college men. 

The regular Thursday evening devotional 
meeting was led last week by Fernald, '07, and 
the subject was, "The Highest Use of the 
Body." 



CALENDAR. 

Feb. 18. — Bowdoin Dramatic Club presents "She 
Stoops to Conquer" at Town Hall at 
7-45. 

Feb. 21. — Address on "The Epicurean: The Maxi- 
mum of Pleasure," by President Hyde 
in the College Church. 

Feb. 22. — Washington's Birthday — Holiday. 

New York Alumni Banquet at New York. 

Feb. 27. — Meeting of Library Club. 

Feb. 29.— Fourth College Tea at Hubbard Hall. 

Mar. 2. — Washington Alumni Banquet. 

Mar. 2. — Lecture by Rev. Merle D'Aubigril of Paris, 
France. 

Mar. 7, — Lecture on "Dante and the Renaissance" by 
Mr. Sills in the English and French Lit- 
erature Rooms, Hubbard Hall. 

Mar. 18,— Indoor Meet at Town Hall. 

Mar. 26-Apr. I. — Exams, of Second Term. 

Mar. 21. — Lecture on "The Reading of Books" by 
Edmund Spenser, by Prof. Chapman. 

Apr. 12. — Spring Term Begins. 



NOTICES. 

The Dramatic Club will present "She 
Stoops to Conquer" this evening in the Town 
Hall. Show begins at 7.45. 

The Glee Club concert which was to have 
been given in Memorial Hall last Tuesday, 
has been postponed to a future date. The 
date of the concert will be announced in these 
columns next week. 

Base-ball gloves may be' obtained from 
the base-ball manager at reduced rates. 



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Rev. E. D. Johnson has given up the class 
in the Y. M. C. A. course and consequently 
the notice which appeared in the Orient of 
February ii, should be disregarded. 



COLLEGE TEAS. 

The fourth in the series of College Teas 
will be held in the Alumni Room, Hubbard 
Hall, on Monday, February twenty-ninth, 
from 4 to 6 p.m. 

On this afternoon many of the friends of 
the college residing in Augusta, Gardiner and 
Waterville have been invited to meet the 
students. 



CAM PUS C Hf^T. 

XO=NIGHT. 

"SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER" 
in Town Hall. 

Play begins at 7.45 sharp. 



Parsons, 'oi, was admitted to the Bar this past 
week. 

Files, '02, and Farley, '03, were on the campus 
Saturday. 

There were about five hundred entries in the B. 
A. A. Meet this year. 

Speake, '07, has returned to college, after being 
out ill for several weeks. 

The Deutscher Verein held their regular meeting 
at the Inn last Tuesday evening. 

Sixteen fellows from here are attending Miss 
Harvey's dancing school at Bath. 

The valentine placed upon the bulletin board 
caused much amusement Sunday afternoon. 

Favinger, '06, has left college for a few months 
to accept a position as tutor in Pinehurst, N. C. 

The friends of Bowdoin in Augusta, Gardiner and 
Waterville, will be the guests at the next college tea. 

All the members of the Glee and Mandolin Clubs 
received valentines from admirers in Brewer, this 
week. 

A fire in Orono on Sunday, destroyed a building 
in which forty of the Maine students roomed. Most 
of their property was saved. 

Many students heard with interest Seuocila 
Huidobeo, the native Chilean woman, in her lecture 
on Chile in Pythian Hall last week. 

A large number of the students witnessed the 
presentation of the "Country Girl" in the Empire 
Theater Saturday night. 

Last Sunday Rev. Mr. Jump preached a sermon 
bearing directly upon the college work, this being the 
Sunday set apart for prayer for the colleges. 



George D. Page, a graduate of the University 
of Maine in the Class of 1888, perished with his 
wife and child in the Iroquois Theatre in Chicago. 

A portion of the Glee Club men arrived the lat- 
ter part of the week, but the greater part of them 
did not appear in recitations till the first of the 
week. 

The action of the Brunswick town officials in 
regard to the erection of a steam electric light plant, 
to be used when the river is low, is hailed with 
great joy by the students. 

The annual reception of the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Fraternity will be held at its Chapter House to-mor- 
row evening. The committee consists of Putnam, 
'04, Kimball, '04, and Pierce, '05. 

The Brunswick High School has received an invi- 
tation to send a relay team to the Bates Indoor Meet 
to compete for a silver cup with Lewiston, Edward 
Little, and Portland High Schools. 

The Polycon Club met with Damren at the Beta 
Theta Pi House Monday evening. Papers were 
read by Much, '03, and W. Gushing, '05. Mr. Hall 
catered for the occasion and a most enjoyable time 
was had by all. 

There is a list of books which bear upon the 
Far East posted upon the bulletin board in the 
Library. Anyone who is interested in the develop- 
ment of events leading up to the present Russio- 
Japanese war would do well to consult this list. 

The athletic sub-committee of the Colby College 
Athletic Association has decided to cancel the rest 
of the schedule of the basket-ball team. The reasons 
given for so doing are that the repairs now in prog- 
ress at the gymnasium make unavailable the only 
place in which the team may practice. 

At the Sagadahoc County Teachers' Convention 
held in Bath Friday, President Hyde read a paper 
'The Personality of the Teacher" ; Dr. Dennis read 
a paper on "Aims and Methods in the Teaching of 
History in the High School" ; and Professor Chap- 
man gave an address concerning "The Reading of 
Books." 

The Quill appeared on time this week, although 
it was too late to receive comment in this edition. 
Besides the regular extracts from the Gander Club, 
etc.. the following contributions are noted : "A 
Mind Cure," by C. P. Cleaves, '05 ; "Tu Ne 
Quaesieris," by J. W. Sewall, '06; "Jackson, County 
Attorney," by H. W. Powers, '07; "When the Day's 
Work Is Done," by J. N. Emery, '05 ; "A Sensible 
Man," by P. R. Andrews, '06. The most interesting 
article in the QmUI is a letter from Clifford, '03, who 
is spending the winter in Venice. 



BETA THETA PI DANCE. 

The Beta Theta Pi fraternity held their annual 
reception and dance at the Chapter House last Sat- 
urday evening and it was a thoroughly enjoyable 
affair. The patronesses were : Mrs. Leslie A. Lee, 
Mrs. Henry Johnson and Mrs. Frank A. Roberts. 
The house was tastefully decorated. Dancing was 
indulged in the greater part of the evening, music 
being furnished by a local orchestra. At intermis- 
sion refreshments were served by Caterer Hall. The 
following young ladies were present ; Miss Alice Red- 



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den, Miss Mildred Ward, Miss Stevens, Miss Swan 
of Westbrook, Miss Mae Clarke, Miss Sadie Harri- 
man of Bath, Miss Gertrude Christopher of Pejep- 
scot. Miss Lula Woodward, Miss Mae Despeaux, 
Miss Bertha Stetson, Miss Edith Weatherill, Miss 
Louise Whitmore, Miss Huldah Humphreys, Miss 
Elizabeth Lee, Miss Anna Snow of Brunswick. 



CLASS OF '78'S REUNION. 

The Class of 1878 observed at this commence- 
ment its 25th anniversary, and nine members of the 
class were entertained by their fellow, Barrett Pot- 
ter, Esq., at one o'clock dinner at his Maine Street 
home. The members of the class who attended the 
lunch were Samuel Emery Smith of Thomaston, 
Clarence Atwood Baker, M.D., of Portland, Isaac 
Watson Dyer, Esq., of Portland, Hartley 
Cone Baxter of Brunswick, Stephen Deblois Fessen- 
den of Washington, D. C, Professor George Colby 
Purington of Farmington, Professor William 
Edward Sargent of Hebron. Alfred Edgar Burton of 
Boston, Mass., and John Franklin Hall of Atlantic 
City, N. J. 

The Hon. Josiah Crosby of Dexter, the sole sur- 
vivor of the Class of 1835, and with one exception, 
the oldest alumnus of the college, was present at the 
dedicatory exercises. 



PHI CHI INITIATION AND BANQUET. 

The annual initiation and banquet of the Phi Chi 
Medical Fraternity of the Maine Medical School, 
was held at the Columbia Hotel, Portland, Satur- 
day, February 6. 

Dr. Richard C. Cabot of Boston delivered an able 
and very interesting address on "Modern Methods 
of Physical Diagnosis ; Their Usefulness and the 
Difficulties in the Way of Their Proper Application." 
The following were the undergraduates just 
admitted to membership : 

Class of 1905, John C. O'Connor; Class of 1906, 
Henry E. Marston, Atherton H. Ross, Walter J. 
Roberts, Scott G. Larrabee; Class of 1907, Alphonso 
C. Merryman, Merrick S. Tibbetts, William J. Lewis, 
Roland B. Moore. William T. Rowe, Harold E. 
Mayo, Alfred L. Sawyer, Harry C. Saunders, Henry 
W. Abbott. 

The following honorary members were admitted 
yesterday: Dr. Carroll W. Abbott, of Waterville ; 
Dr. G. A. Pudor, of Portland; Dr. Stanley P. War- 
ren. Portland ; Dr. Charles M. Leighton, Portland : 
Dr. G. L. Sturdivant, of Bethel; Dr. Charles H. 
Ridlon of Gorham ; Dr. B. F. Wentworth, of Scar- 
boro ; Dr. G. A. Coombs, of Togus. 

Those present were : E. W. Gehring, toast-mas- 
ter, Alfred Mitchell, Richard C. Cabot, Stephen W. 
Weeks, G. A. Pudor, Robert L. Almy, Jr., E. G. 
Abbott, H. H. Nevens, W. D. Williamson. Charles 
L. Cragin, Stanley P. Warren, A. McMillan, J. H. 
Syphers, H. E. Thompson, N. Y. Gehring, D. F. 
S. Day, Gardiner L. Sturdivant, Warren H. Sher- 
man, George L. Pratt, Harold E. Mayo, Homer E. 
Marks, Henry W. Abbott, Carroll W. Abbott, H. L. 
Small, J. K. P. Rogers, C. M. Leighton, H. W. 
Sampson, W. B. Moulton, William T. Rowe, Walter 
E. Tobie, John S. Dyer, Aldred King, F. L. 



Maguire, Augustus S. Thayer, E. D. Towle, S. N. 
Marsh, LeRoy S. Syphers, John B. Macdonald, 
Atherton H. Ross, Walter J. Roberts, William J. 
Lewis, Alphonso B. C. Merryman, Harris C. Bar- 
rows, Ernest B. Folsom, J. R. Ridlon, Scott S. Lar- 
rabee, S. O. Clason, A. Mitchell, Robert J. Wiseman, 
J. N. G. Bernard, J. Putnam, C. W. Bibber, G. A. 
Coombs, H. E. Marston, M. S. Tibbetts, A. G. 
Wiley, Harold A. Pingree, A. L. Sawyer, Charles 
H. Ridlon, Ernest W. Files, Edward J. McDonough, 
John C. O'Connor, Chester M. Wiggin, Irving E. 
Kimball, George W. C. Studley. Frank I. Brown, 
William H. Bradford, Roland B. Moore, Harry C. 
Saunders, Bert F. Wentworth, H. K. Tibbetts, W. 
W. Dyson, Arthur S. Gilson, D. F. Davis Russell, 
L. M. Keene, W. L. Cousens, F. M. Smith, Addison 
S. Thayer, John F Thompson, F. N. Whittier, Her- 
bert F. Twitchell, Charles O. Hunt. 



AT HLETI CS. 

THE B. A. A. MEET. 

In the fifteen years of its history the Boston 
Athletic Association has not held a more suc- 
cessful meet than that which occurred Saturday 
evening in Mechanics' Hall. The capacity of the 
building was strikingly inadequate for the accom- 
modation of those who wished to attend. Yale 
defeated Harvard in the two-mile race. Duffy was 
first in the sprints and LeMoyne captured the shot- 
put. Cunningham of Harvard won the 40-yard 
novice. Duffey of Georgetown won the 40-yard 
invitation and Murphy of Tufts the 40-yard handi- 
cap. There were no sensational features in the 
meet. Bowdoin won out in the team race with 
Brown. The time was not especially fast. Clarke 
was unable to run because of the death of his father 
and the wisdom of having a substitute was fully jus- 
tified. Maine won her race from Tufts. Perry of 
Tufts did not wear spiked-shoes, fell on his corners 
and made a poor showing. Bowdoin did not figure 
in the shot or the 40-yard handicap, although Jenks 
took a second place in the semi-finals. Below is a 
summary of the finals in the various events and the 
handicaps : 

40- Yard Dash. — Novice, scratch. 

40-Yard Dash. — Invitation, scratch. 

40-Yard Dash. — Handicap (9 yd. limit). 

Final Heat. — Won bj' G. C. Cunningham, Har- 
vard A. A.; second, W. J. Lamkie, Brown; third, 
L. P. Dodge, Noble & Greenough's ; time, 4 4-5S. 

Final Heat. — Won by A. F. Duffey, Georgetown ; 
second, C. R. Leonard, Newton High; third, M. 
Williams. Harvard A. A. ; time, 4 4-53. 

Final Heat.— Won by A. Murphy, Jr., Tufts (8 
ft.) ; second, W. P. Hennebury, Jr., H. A. A. (7 
ft.) ; third, N. J. Stearn, Williams (8 ft.) ; time, 
4 3-Ss. 

One Thousand- Yard Run, Handicap (50 yards 
limit). — Won by H. Cahill, Holy Cross (So yds.) ; 
second, A. A, Less, Maiden Y. M. C. A. (40 yds.) ; 
third, H. J. McGinness, Boston College. Time — 
3m. 22 3-Ss. 

Two-Mile Run, Invitation, Scratch. — Won by G. 
V. Bonhag. Greater N. Y. I. A. A. ; second, W. E. 



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Schutt, Cornell; third, W. Hail, Yale. Time— 
pm. 57s. 

Forty-Five Yard High Hurdle Race, Handicap 
(9 ft. limit). — Final heat, won by Ellery H. Clark, 
B. A. A. (7 ft.) ; second, R. D. Emerson, Mass. 
Inst. Tech. (7 ft.) ; third, A. Murphy, Tufts (7 ft.) ; 
time, 6s. 

Team Race.— Won by Cambridge Y. I\I. C. A. (E. 
S. Chapman, H. W. Robertson, H. D. Kidder, Cor- 
coran) ; second, Boston Y. M. C. A. (W. J. Young, 
L. W. Peabody, H. Jewett, I. F. Rooney). Time— 
■^m. 22 '^"SS- 

Team Race.— Won by Wesleyan (R. W. Bristol, 
J E. Show, O. F. McCormick, R. E. Martm) ; 
second. Holy Cross (W. J. Morissey, J. V. Mulva- 
ney, J. V. Drain, H. Cahill). Time— 3m. i8s. 

Team Race.— Won by Georgetown (J. F. Sulli- 
van, H. M. Etchison, C. J. McCarthy, J. V. Mulli- 
gan) ; second, Mass. Inst. Tech. (R. Howe, G. S. 
Gould, E. J. Wilson, H. L. Williams). Time— 
3m. 14s. 

Team Race.— Won by University of Maine (E. 
A Parker, C. S. Chaplin, C. E. Currier, R. H. Por- 
ter) ; second, Tufts College (E. McCarthy, L. P. 
Perry, D. J. Buckley, C. P. Scoboria). Time— 3m. 

2IS. 

Team Race.— Won by Williams (Griswold, D. G. 
Crawford, B. E. Hurlbert, W. A. Newell) ; second, 
Dartmouth (G. L. Swasey, D. J. Jackson, W. Jen- 
nings, H. E. Smith). Time— 3m. 11 2-5S. 

Team Race.— Won by Bowdoin (E. C. Bates, R. 
G. Webber, L. D. H. Weld, H. J. Everett) ; second. 
Brown University (H. L. Russell, R. D. Tucker, H. 
H. Thurlow. W. J. Lamkie). Time- 3m. 20 3-Ss. 

Team Race.— Won by Harvard (M. Williams, E. 
J. Dives, L. Grilk, B. L. Young, Jr.) ; second. Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania (R. J. Cartwell, H. A. 
Hymen, W. D. Dear, J. B. Taylor). Time— 3m. 
8 2-Ss. 

Putting 16-Pound Shot.— Won by H. J. 
LeMoyne, Harvard A. A. (4 in.), 46 ft. S% in.; 
second, R. P. Sheldon, Yale (scratch), 45 ft. gyi m.; 
third, R. E. Rollins, Amherst (2 ft. 2 in.), 44 ft. 
6^ in. 

Running High Jump.— Won by H. A. Gidney, 
Maiden Y. M. C. A. (3 in.), 6 ft. 3J4 in.; second, 
.J. W. Payton, Exeter (51^ in.), 6 ft. i5^ in.; third, 
S. S. Jones, N. Y. A. C. (scratch), 6 ft. ij4 in. 

Four Hundred and Forty- Yard Run, Scratch, 
Novice— Final heat, won by A. F. Dodge, Amherst; 
second, E. Burke, Worcester Academy; third, B. H. 
Rogers, St. Stephen A. A. ; time, 58 2-5S. 

Team Race.— Won by Worcester High School on 
foul (W. H. Hoch, J. J. Stevenson, M. F. Riley, 
F. B. Whitman) ; second, All-Boston High School 
(C. Featherstone, A. W. Paul, D. F. Hickey, W. J. 
Bartlett) ; no time. 

Harvard Class Team Races.— First, won by 1904 
(F. R. Bauer, G. E. Cole, J. F. Jones, Young; 
second, igosi]. A. Powelson, P. R. Brown, B. New- 
man, U. W. Barnard) ; time, 3m. 22s. Second, won 
by 1906 (M. G. Perkins, T. B. Dorman, W. B. Esse- 
len. F. E. Shirk) ; second, 1907 (W. D. Thompson, 
F. A. Jenks, D. C. Noyes, A. S. Cobb) ; time, 3m. 
23s. Final, won by 1906; time, 3m. 15 2-Ss. 

Six Hundred-Yard Run, 30 Yards Limit— Won 
by W. I. Butterfield, Exeter (28 yds.) ; second, J. J. 
Thomas, M. I. T. (25 yds.) ; third, J. M. Eveleth, 
Stone's School (20 yds.). Time— im. 19 3-53. 



One-Mile Run, Handicap (60 yards limit). — Won 
by Alexander Grant, N. Y. A. C. (scratch) ; second, 
T. F. Reardon, Cambridgeport Gym. A. A. (60 yds.) ; 
third, C. C. O'Connell, Brookline High (60 yds.) 
Time— 4m. 37 3-55. 

Team Race. — Won by Amherst (W. P. Hubbard, 
H. E. Taylor, E. E. Orrell, Jr., F. L. Thompson) ; 
second, Cornell (F. G. Wallace, H. M. Rogers, H. 
G. Halleck, McGoffin) Time— 3m. 10 3-5S. 

Team Race, Two Miles.— Won by Yale (E. J. 
Clapp, D. M. Moffatt, S. R. Burnap, E. B. Parson) ; 
second. Harvard (D. W. Howes, J. H. Stone, S. 
Curtis, W. A. Colwell). Time— 8m. 3 4-53. 



THE B. A. A. MEET. 

In the fifteen years of its history the Boston Ath- 
letic Association has not held a more successful 
meet than that which occurred Saturday evening in 
Mechanics' Hall. The capacity of the building was 
strikingly inadequate for the accommodation of 
those who wished to attend. All the events were 
closely contested, the most exciting one being the 
Harvard-Pennsylvania relay race, which the former 
won. Duffy and LeMoyne were the heroes of the 
meet, the former capturing the 40-yard invitation, 
and the latter the shot-put. Bowdoin won her race 
from Brown handily in comparatively slow time. 
Bates started for Bowdoin and got the jump on 
Russell, who fell on the second corner of the first 
lap. This gave Bates a lead of fifteen yards, which 
he increased to thirty. Webber, who ran second, 
lost a few yards, but managed to finish twenty-five 
yards ahead of his man. Weld held his own and 
finished strong. Lamkie, who ran last for Brown, 
made a supreme effort to regain the distance, but 
Everett proved too much for him and finished thirty 
yards ahead. Our men were not pressed, so the 
time could not be expected to be any faster. In the 
Maine-Tufts race, a Tufts man fell on the corner, 
thus giving the race to Maine. Bowdoin did not 
figure in the shot-put or the 40-yard handicap, 
although Jenks took a second place in the semi- 
finals. 



BOWDOIN INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE. 
A meeting of the several high and preparatory 
schools of the State was held in Memorial Hall Sat- 
urday afternoon for the purpose of forming a base- 
ball league. The schools who will compose the 
league are Portland High, Edward Little, Lewiston 
High, Biddeford High, Waterville High, Thorn- 
ton Academy and Leavitt Institute. Twelve games 
will be played by each school and the championship 
games will take place on Whittier Field. No stu- 
dent who has played more than four years on a high 
school team will be permitted to play, and princi- 
pals' certificates of the good scholarship and deport- 
ment of players will be the required guaranty of 
eligibility. The following officers were elected : 
President, Edward W. Cram of Portland; Vice- 
President, B. A. Chandler of Edward Little; Sec- 
retary and Treasurer, E. C. Cole of Leavitt Institute. 



CLASS OF 1881. 
Edgar O. Achorn has accepted an invitation to 
deliver the commencement address next June at the 
Montclair Military Academy. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Vol. XXXIII. BEUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY 25, 1904. 



No. 26. 



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Owing to the fact that Monday was a legal 
holiday, this number of the Orient is issued 
on Friday. 



There has been more or less talk on the 
campus lately of the adoption of the Proctor 
System at Bowdoin. After investigation, 
however, the Orient finds that some misun- 
derstanding has arisen on this subject. For 
many years a room was set apart in each end 
of the dormitories for members of the Faculty, 
and usually most of them were thus occupied. 

But the increase of the number of students 
in later years and the need of all the rooms led 
to a gradual giving up of this custom, the last 
remains of it being the one room now used in 
Winthrop Hall. 



The building of so many chapter-houses 
again makes it possible to return to the old 
system and give the younger members of the 
Faculty better and handier accommodations. 
Nothing of the customary Proctor System as 
employed in some places elsewhere is intended 
by this method, but it can be readily seen that 
a wholesome restraint of too great boisterous- 
ness and disturbance will be gained for the 
roomers on the campus. 



The Orient in behalf of the student body 
heartily congratulates the Dramatic Club on 
the success of its first performance. The 
recent action of the Faculty in granting per- 
mission for the club to present "She Stoops to 
Conquer" at Bath, Portland and Lewiston, 
stamps approval on the work of the members, 
and no doubt will be a spur to greater efforts. 
Every man played his part well and showed the 
result of long and diligent training. Here's 
wishing the club many more successes ! 



A matter which deserves the attention of 
the students rooming in the dormitories, espe- 
cially at this time of year, is the precaution 
against fires. From the utter carelessness of 
some fellows it would seem very evident that 
the thought of such a thing had never occurred 
to them. Fires in college dormitories have 
been increasing with alarming rapidity of late 
and a timely warning to our students here 
might be the means of preventing such a dis- 
aster. Scarcely a year ago Colby was severely 
crippled by the burning of one of her valuable 
dormitories. Not long ago the University of 
Toronto suffered an almost irreparable loss 
and a large number of the students were 
burned out. University of Maine and Uni- 
versity of Chicago were among some of the 
latest victims to the ravages of fire, and only 
last week Dartmouth lost one of her oldest 
and most cherished buildings. Of course all 
of the fires were not caused from neglect of 
taking proper precautions, but no doubt they 
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able causes been removed. Here at Bowdoin 
we have three large dormitories, well filled 
with students, with innumerable chances for 
fire, and with few means for preventing and 
fighting it. Many of the students have oil- 
stoves in their rooms and when they have occa- 
sion to use them permit all sorts of negligence. 
An oil-stove should never be left burning in a 
student's room during the absence of the 
occupants, even for a very short time. 
Another dangerous thing is the throwing of 
burning cigarettes into waste baskets and also 
into the halls, which usually have more or less 
paper scattered around in them. And to fight 
fires which might break out from these causes, 
what have we? Just one little extinguisher 
placed on the second floor of each end. No 
escapes of any sort — not even a rope is pro- 
vided. Thus, if a luckless fourth-story man 
should get caught up-stairs during a fire he 
must either jump through a window, with 
good chances of breaking his neck, or remain 
where he is and sizzle. Thoughts of fire are 
probably farthest away from the students' 
minds, but there is always the possibility of 
such things. A very little precaution and 
carefulness at the proper time may prevent 
such disasters. It takes but one little match 
or cigar stub to cause the loss of thousands 
of dollars. It would be well for the students 
to heed this warning and to use a little fore- 
thought and prudence in the future, and by so 
doing avoid all chances of loss bv fire. 



MISS MARY SOPHIA WALKER. 
Deceased February 14, 1904. 

By the decease of Miss Walker, the elder 
of the two sisters who gave to Bowdoin Col- 
lege its Art Building, the institution has just 
lost one of its best friends. The following 
brief expression of the feelings, which all 
share, was made at the opening of the lecture 
in the Art Building on the i6th of this month. 

Information has just been received of the 
death of Miss Mary Sophia Walker, the elder 
of the two sisters to whose munificence Bow- 
doin College is indebted for this Art Building. 
It is fitting that we should pause now in mem- 
ory of their deed to recall something of the 
peculiar gifts of character with which Provi- 
dence had endowed our benefactresses. The 



two sisters were one in spirit and purpose as 
to the erection of this memorial to their uncle, 
Mr. Theophilus W. Walker. The purpose 
once formed, they provided for its execution 
by securing an architect of erninent ability to 
design a structure that should be perfect in 
fitness and itself a work of art. With a wis- 
dom of self-surrender, which must have cost 
their naturally independent minds no slight 
effort, they subordinated themselves com- 
pletely to technical guidance ; not blindly, 
however, because with the novel task once 
undertaken, they studied every detail of plan 
and construction for themselves, and for the 
better appreciation of what the chosen archi- 
tect was to accomplish in their name. In the 
course of many and long conversations with 
them I have never for a moment been without 
the conviction that unusual mental and spirit- 
ual powers were being directed unswervingly 
to one end. Their complete reserve, which 
silently maintained on their own part and 
commanded in others perfect obedience, 
admitted of no expansiveness when they saw 
at the time of the dedication of the building 
that their intention was fulfilled, and gave no 
place, beside that of quiet assent, to the con- 
gratulations of the College, which they had so 
richly endowed in the field of its ideal work. 
They had a profound knowledge of the 
importance of their work, not so much the 
result of studies in the domain of art, as by 
insight which was their especial endowment by 
Nature. It is one more of the rare and pre- 
cious flowerings of our New England imagi- 
nation, finding expression as intensely and as 
single-heartedly as ever romancer dreamed. It 
is inevitable that such an expression should 
be beautiful and prophetic. Prophecy exists 
not more to inform than to encourage. As we 
strive each one to continue his share of the 
work, in which the part of our benefactresses 
has been so glorious, we shall show our meas- 
ure of appreciation and gratitude. Vale, par 
nobile sororum ! 



FEBRUARY QUILL. 

The Quill for this month appeared 
promptly on scheduled time. Truly this is 
quite an innovation, but we must admit that 
we rather like the change. If the Quill is to 
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it would certainly seem to be well to get it 
out somewhere near that date at least; and 
then, too, it is pleasant to know just when we 
are to be able to welcome our old friend. One 
other thing about this particular Quill meets 
our most decided approval, — the contributions 
by underclassmen. Up to this time, 1906 and 
1907 have been altogether too modest about 
contributing to the Quill. We hope that this 
number will break for good the bad habit 
which has been followed so far, and that in the 
future Sophomores and Freshmen may be 
among the most frequent contributors to the 
Quill. 

The opening article is a short story by C. 
P. Cleaves, 05, entitled "A Mind Cure." As 
usual with all his writing, it is well-written 
and interesting, and contains a good sugges- 
tion for those who care to heed it. 

"Tu Ne Ouaesieris" is an exceptionally 
good poem by J. W. S., '06. We shall cer- 
tainly look forward with pleasure to further 
contributions from the same author. 

"Jackson, County Attorney," is a good 
political story (with a little love mixed in, of 
course) by H. W. Powers, '07, of a man who 
knew his duty and wasn't afraid to do it. 

This is followed by a few verses by James 
Newell Emery, '05, entitled "When the Day's 
Work is Done." 

The story of "A Sensible Man" by P. R. 
Andrews, '06, is next in order. The story is 
interesting and well-told, and we hope that it 
may shortly be followed by another. 

The only contribution from. our alumni in 

this number is "A Letter from Italy" from 

Philip G. Clifford, '03. It contains a very 

" interesting account of the great Venice flood 

which occurred last November. 

The Silhouettes are conspicuous by their 
absence. We like to see them in every issue, 
and we should also like to see a return to 
the custom adopted last year of printing a few 
Pen Pictures in each number. They used to 
be one of the most interesting parts of the 
paper. 

The meeting of the Ganders is as bright 
and witty as usual, and as usual, too, they 
bring out some good ideas as to college afifairs. 
We should most heartily like to see the feat- 
ure of 'gallery spectators at the dances 'in 
Memorial done away with. 

Ye Postman is in a rather critical mood 
this month, but manages to find a few verses 
which please him, and us as well. 



We are glad to see a review of Professor 
Mitchell's new book "Elijah Kellogg : the Man 
and His Work." 

On the whole, the February Quill strikes 
us as being rather better than usual, both in 
quantity and quality. 



D. K. E. RECEPTION. 

A very pretty reception that will take one 
of the foremost places of social events in this 
vicinity for the present season was the annual 
House Party and Reception of Theta Chapter 
of Delta Kappa Epsilon, which took place at 
the chapter house last Friday evening. The 
house was elaborately decorated with palms, 
wreaths of smilax, and cut flowers. During 
the reception from eight to ten over two 
hundred guests were present. An orchestra 
of twelve pieces under the leadership of Frank 
Welsh, '03, furnished music during the entire 
evening. At ten o'clock the doors of the din- 
ing-room were thrown open by Caterer Cordes 
of Portland, who served dainty refreshments. 

The halls and rooms were then filled by 
dancers till an early hour, an informal order 
of twenty dances being carried out. Before 
the last good-night was said the members of 
the fraternity gathered about the piano and 
sang a few D. K. E. songs and Bowdoin 
Beata. ^ 

The patronesses of the evening were Mrs. 
William DeWitt Hyde of Brunswick, Mrs. 
Hartley Baxter of Brunswick, and Mrs. 
Llewellyn Powers of Washington, D. C. 

Guests were present from all over the 
State, as well as local friends of the fraternity. 
The other Bowdoin fraternities were officially 
represented as follows : 

Alpha Delta Phi, Purington, '04 ; Psi Upsi- 
lon, Oakes, '04; Zeta Psi, Clark, '04; Theta 
Delta Chi, Shorey, '04; Delta Upsilon, Gould, 
'04; Kappa Sigma, Rowe, '04; Beta Theta Pi, 
Rundlett, '05. 



CHEMISTRY CLUB TRIP. 

On Saturday, February 20, the Chemistry 
Club visited the extensive paper and pulp 
manufactories at Cumberland Mills. The 
club left Brunswick on the eleven-thirty train, 
Saturday morning, took lunch in Portland, 
and reached Cumberland Mills at half-past 
one. Mr. Ohmslager, the chemist of the mills, 
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the party and immediately the tour of inspec- 
tion began. The party visited the chemical 
laboratories, which are under the personal 
direction of Mr. Ohmslager, and then watched 
the making of pulp and paper from the first 
processes, where the wood is cut into chips, to 
the stage where the finished product comes 
from the immense dryers. The trip furnished 
a fine opportunity for the undergraduates who 
are interested in chemistry to learn some- 
thing concerning one of the practical applica- 
tions of the science, and was highly enjoyed 
by all. Mr. Wentworth and Mr. Larcher of 
the Great Works Mills, Mr. Jesse D. Wilson, 
'03, of Lisbon Falls, Professor Robinson, Mr. 
Benson, and the following undergraduates 
were present : Cram, '04 ; Dana, '04 ; Frost, 
'04; Griffin, '04; Hathaway, '04; Oakes, '04; 
Everett, '04; and L. Gumbel, '06. 



COLLEGE SMOKER. 

A college smoker will be held in Memorial 
Hall, some time before the end of this term. 
The committee, appointed at the last mass 
meeting, and composed of Sexton, '04, Rowe, 
'04, Cox, '04, Laidley, '05, and L. Gumbel, 
special, is rapidly completing arrangements for 
a rousing good time. The program, while 
incomplete as yet, will consist of selections by 
the college band, singing of collgge songs led 
by the Glee Club, impromptu speeches, and 
probably a few soloists will assist. It is the 
intention of the committee to secure, if possi- 
ble, a number of large Dutch clay pipes, with 
a "B" on the bowl, which are to be used and 
retained by the students as souvenirs. 



BOSTON ALUMNI BANQUET. 

The Association of Bowdoin Alumni of 
Boston and vicinity held its annual reunion 
and banquet at Hotel Brunswick, Tuesday 
evening, February 16. A distinguished list 
of speakers including President William 
DeWitt Hyde of Bowdoin, President Charles 
W. Eliot of Harvard, President Henry S. 
Pritchet of Massachusetts Institute of Technol- 
ogy, Former Chief Justice Joseph Symonds 
of Maine, and Professor Henry L. Chapman 
of Bowdoin, addressed the Association. 

Professor Alfred E. Burton, '73, presided. 
All the addresses were devoted more or less 
to the life of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Judge 



Symonds in particular, devoted his time to an 
extended oration upon the distinguished 
author. President Hyde spoke in general 
upon the building of character at Bowdoin, 
and the high qualities of the men sent from 
the college. The college, he said, was well 
supplied with buildings, but needed funds with 
which to care for them. 

The following officers were elected for the 
ensuing year : President, Edward Stanwood, 
'61; Vice-Presidents, George R. Swasey, '75; 
J. F. Eliot, '73 ; Secretary, H. S. Chapman, 
'91 ; Assistant Secretary, T. S. Lazell, '92 ; 
Executive Committee, Edwin Emery, '61, Dr. 
Myles Standish, '75, F. W. Dana, '74, E. O. 
Achorh, '81, E. E. Rideout, '86, Dr. G. W. 
Knowlton, '95, and R. G. Willard, '96. 



NEW BOOKS AT HUBBARD HALL. 

One of the most important of recent 
inquiries into psychical phenomena is the work 
on "Human personality and its survival of 
bodily death," by F. W. H. Myers. From a 
mass of testimony collected by the Society for 
Psychical Research, Mr. Myers has selected the 
significant experiences with a view to show- 
ing that it is possible to have communications 
from departed spirits. The author advances 
a theory and strengthens it with much specific 
proof. (i30:M98) 

"Development of Muslim theology, juris- 
prudence and constitutional theory," by 
Professor D. B. McDonald, is an important 
book in a limited and difficult field. The 
author has succeeded in combining the quali- 
ties of a semi-popular treatise with those of a 
book for the student. (297:Mi4) 

"The fundamental problem in monetary 
science," by C. M. Walsh, is an investigation 
into the kind of value that money measures 
and should possess. This is a fundamental 
problem and the author prefaces the solution 
by a careful exposition and historical survey 
of the whole field. (332:Wi6) 

"Maps, their uses and construction," by 
G. James Morrison, is addressed partly to that 
body of general readers who want some idea 
of the methods of map drawing, and partly to 
the special student in search of directions and 
detail. (9i2:M82) 

"Select translations from old English 
poetry," includes translations from the secu- 
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Chaucer. A reading of these lyrics and 
extracts from the longer poems will show a 
wide range in the literature of Saxon England. 

(829.1 :C 77) 

Under the title "Antigone," a few of the 
instructors at Leland Stanford have given an 
account of the drama by Sophocles, as pre- 
sented at the University in 1902. There are 
numerous pictures of the characters, in cos- 
tume, and a chapter on the choral side of 
Antigone. ( 882.2 : G 3 ) 

"Letters of Hugh Earl Percy," furnish a 
contemporary account of the two years imme- 
diately preceding the American Revolution. 
These letters were written by one high in 
authority on the English side and they reflect, 
more fully than a formal treatise could, the 
British feeling of the period. (973.38:? 41) 

Mr. E. W. Clement in "A handbook of 
modern Japan," gives an excellent description 
of the country as it is to-day, with some 
account of how it has been affected by western 
ideals and transformed into a world power. 
The book covers all sides of the national life. 
(915.2 :C 59) 

The library has recently acquired a fac 
simile of the "Bay Psalm Book," printed by 
Stephen Daye, at Cambridge in 1640. This 
is an exact copy of the first book printed in 
North America, of which only four perfect 
copies are known to exist. The translation 
was undertaken about 1636 by Mr. Richard 
Mather and Mr. John Eliot, ministers in the 
settlements about Boston. This Psalm Book 
was adopted by nearl}^ all the congregations in 
the colony of Massachusetts Bay. Conse- 
quently it soon became known as the Bay 
Psalm Book. (223.2:634) 

"The call of the wild," by Jack London, 
is a story of life in the Klondike. The hero, 
a dog Buck, is taken from a ranch in Califor- 
nia and trained for a sledge dog in Alaska. 
This training brings out the best and the worst 
of his qualities and after a period of faithful 
service to his master he obeys the "call of the 
wild" and joins the wolf pack. The story 
suggests a comparison with "Bob, son of 
battle," and the stories of dog life in Kipling's 
"Jungle Book." (813.49 :L 84) 



The pictures of Powers, '04, Bartlett, '06, San- 
born, '06, and Harvey, '05, appeared in the Boston 
Globe together with a good report of the play "She 
Stoops to Conquer." 



SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER. 

The Dramatic Club presented "She Stoops 
to Conquer" in the Town Hall, Thursday 
evening, February 18, before a large and 
appreciative audience. It would be difficult to 
select the stars, as all the parts were handled 
in a most creditable manner and plainly 
showed the hard work the men have put into 
the play. Harvey did excellent work and 
played his part like a professional. Sanborn, 
Williams, W. M. Powers, Seavey, Emer- 
son and Rundlett did splendid work in 
their roles and came in for a large 
share of applause, as indeed did all the rest 
of the company. The play was a success in 
every way and was worthy of the members 
and the college. 

The cast of characters was as follows : 

Sir Charles Marlow Harold W. Powers, 

Young Marlow Wallace M. Powers, 

Squire Hardcastle Edwin LaForest Harvey, 

George Hastings Stanley Williams, 

Tony Lumpkin Walter M. Sanborn, 

Diggory Frank E. Seavey, 

Jimmy John H. Halford, 

Stingo Fred E. R. Piper, 

Slang Daniel Sargent, 

Mat Muggins Phillips Kimball, 

Aminadab John W. Leydon, 

Mrs. Hardcastle James A. Bartlett, 

Kate Hardcastle Chester B. Emerson, 

Constance Neville Carl W. Rundlett, 

Dolly Walter A. Powers, 



NOTICES. 

COLLEGE TEAS. 

The fourth in the series of College Teas 
will be held in the Alumni Room, Hubbard 
Hall, on Monday, February twenty-ninth, 
from 4 to 6 p.m. 

On this afternoon many of the friends of 
the college residing in Augusta, Hallowell, 
Gardiner and Waterville have been invited to 
meet the students. 



Dr. George H. Chase of the Classical 
Department of Harvard University will give 
an illustrated lecture on "Greek Terra Cottas" 
on Saturday evening, March 5, at eight o'clock 
in the Physics Lecture Room. Dr. Chase, 
who is a Harvard, '96, man has done a good 
deal of work in archaeology ; and next year is 
to give at Harvard the course known as Fine 
Arts 3 which was formerly given by Professor 
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5 is under the auspices of the Classical Club. 
The public is cordially invited ; and it is hoped 
that all students who are at all interested in 
the fine arts will make it a special point to be 
present. 

LIBRARY CLUB LECTURE. 

Undergraduates who desire to attend the 
lecture on Dante and the Renaissance by Mr. 
K. C. M. Sills on Monday evening, March 7, 
should apply for tickets at the charging desk 
before March 3. 



CALENDAR. 

Feb. 27. — Meeting of Library Club. 

Feb. 29.— Fourth College Tea at Hubbard Hall. 

Mar. 2. — Washington Alumni Banquet. 

Mar. 2.— Lecture by Rev. Merle D'Aubigril of Paris, 
France. 

Mar. 7. — Lecture on "Dante and the Renaissance" by 
Mr. Sills in the English and French Lit- 
erature Rooms, Hubbard Hall. 

Mar. 18. — Indoor Meet at Town Hall. 

Mar. 26- Apr. i. — Exams, of Second Term. 

Mar. 21. — Lecture, "Edmund Spenser," by Professor 
Chapman. 

Apr. 12. — Spring Term Begins. 



CAM PUS C IjPT. 

Campus Chat. 

Boyce, '07, is at home sick. 

Glidden, '07, who has been at home ill, returned 
to college Thursday. 

Cowing was elected captain of Colby's base- 
ball team last week. 

Pinkham, '05, and Hamilton, 'oS, who have been 
out teaching, have returned to college. 

Notices were posted last week for the men who 
intended to try for the tennis team to report for 
practice. 

Quite a nuinber of sub-Freshmen who were 
down to the play, were visiting about the campus 
Saturday. 

On Wednesday, February 17, President Hyde 
lectured on "Aristotle" before the College Club of 
Portland. 

In the Student Discussions last Sunday afternoon 
at Hubbard Hall. Rev. Mr. Jump spoke upon "The 
Virgin Birth." 

A number of the students witnessed the per- 
formance of "The Dictator" at the Empire, last 
Tuesday evening. 



There was no Y. M. C. A. service Sunday after- 
noon. February 21, because so many men were home. 

Colby will have no more basket-ball, this season, 
as the extensive improvements in her gym. inter- 
fere with the game. 

Professor Henry Johnson is giving a series of 
lectures on the History of Art before the Bangor 
Theological Seminary. 

A large number of men were out of town over 
Sunday and Monday. Some who had little or no 
work Saturday went home Friday night. 

No meetings of the Y. M. C. A. have been held 
this week on account of so many students being 
absent from college over the Monday holiday. 

W. C. Merriman, '82, engineer in charge of one 
of the principal divisions of the New York Subway, 
has been visiting at his old home in Brunswick 
recently. 

Thursday evening, February 25, the musical clubs 
gave a very successful concert in Memorial Hall. 
The attendance of the students was not what it 
.should have been. 

At the Faculty meeting, Monday, permission was 
granted to the Dramatic Club to give three presenta- 
tions of "She Stoops to Conquer," at Portland, 
Bath and Lewiston. 

Blanchard, '07, strained one of the cords of his 
right leg during the foot-ball practice last Tuesday, 
and as a result he has been obliged to go about on 
crutches for the past week. 

A report in regard to the will of the late Miss 
Walker says that she has left a fund to be used for 
the maintenance of the Art Building and also some 
further additions to the collections of the Walker 
Gallery, 

The Faculty of Boston University are consider- 
ing the project of erecting a ten-story building to 
occupy the site of the college buildings, now being 
cleared away from the square owned by the Uni- 
versity. 

The newspapers are having an interesting time to 
figure out the cause of the removal of Professor 
Trigg of the economics depar