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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 21, 1905. 



NO. I. 



THE MARCH "QUILL." 

The quality of picturesque unevenness tliat some- 
times marks the monthly offerings of the Quill is 
noticeably absent from the number under review. 
Luckily it is a leveling up that by good fortune or 
toil, the editors have accomplished. And a pleasant 
tincture of humor distils from its pages, mostly 
unforced, but occasionally wrung out with some- 
thing of effort in the proceedings of the Ganders, 
or is the reviewer dull ? What is it that these 
Goose Tracks want to be? They still puzzle the 
present writer. 

The fluent mixture of sense and absurdity in the 
Silhouettes gives a final charge to the mirth bub- 
bling gently around old Grant and the Captain, the 
forty-seven hens, and the ice cream. That story is 
well done, except for an uncertainty in giving the 
reader his clue to the proper attitude toward the 
Captain. His first appearance does not quite jus- 
tify his later bearing and there is no hint of transi- 
tion. The old negro stands out clearly, a type not 
very difficult to present. Good strokes of color give 
life-likeness: and the pleasant style gets in parts a 
touch of distinction. 

But speaking of negroes, why is it that no Quill 
contributor has exploited some picturesque material 
that is not unknown to the college "ends"? 

The California tale has much dignity and sweet- 
ness The sin against realism in the dialogue meets 
full atonement in the accruing emotional value. 
The narrative flows smoothly, fretted by no unnec- 
essary details. 

In "John Hay. Poet," the editors have given us 
an essay in criticism that more nearly justifies the 
position accorded to its form. It is intelligently 
interpretative though it lacks flavor; and in its 
criticism of the opening quotation seems to go quite 
wrong. 

The storm poem with the German title — but 
why cross the seas to name it? English can make 
shift with a very good equivalent and the reviewer 
at least feels no increased emotion or more vivid 
realization of the situation by the present choice. 
More than that, the gray pall suggested by the 
verses does not fit the title in either language. As 
to the poem itself, the author has well picked out 
the elements in Nature that stifle us with depres- 
sion ; and the second line is admirable. Unfortun- 
ately for unity of impression, that line is contra- 
dicted by the twelfth. 

There is enough of freshness and vigor in the 
first two stanzas of "The Pines" to make one regret 
its waning power in the next two and its collapse 
in the final- stanza, which is weak in meaning and 
imperfect in form. The author's rhyming mood, 
too, seems to have been somewhat sterile, and he 
descends to .padding in the twenty-first line — a line 
reminding of another produced by Tennyson on a 
wager to invent a blank verse of maximum weak- 
ness. He offered this: 



"A Mister Wilkinson, a clergyman." 

Curiously enough in a poem about pines there is 
not a hint or odor. Visual and auditory and 
muscular images fill the imagination. 

The few verses on "Life" are neat in form but 
have an incongruous sixth line. Neat also are the 
love rhymes in spite of the awkward use of pro- 
nouns and the harrassing transposition in the phrase, 
"little, funny squirrel," that opens every stanza. 

Charles T. Burnett. 



OUTLOOK FOR BASE-BALL. 

Coach Irwin arrived on Thursday, April 6th, and 
on the next day regular practice began on the Delta. 
By the end of the vacation all the men were back 
and there are now between thirty and forty promis- 
ing candidates out for the team. By the first of the 
following week, practice started in real earnest on 
Whittier Field. 

In some respects, especially at the bat, the team 
promises to be stronger than for years, though it 
will be weak in the box. Cox, '04, will be greatly 
missed. Four men are now for pitcher. Lewis, '05, 
who has pitched on the 'varsity from time to time 
during his course, is one of the most promising can- 
didates, and will be called on to do much of the twirl- 
ing. Piper, '07, pitched in part of the games last 
year and showed that he was well up to the stand- 
ard. He fields his position especially well and is 
also a strong man at the bat. Another most promis- 
ing candidate is Files, '08. He has had a good deal 
of experience before coming to college and he. too, 
is a good man with the stick. Robinson, '08, a for- 
mer Portland High School pitcher, is the fourth 
man and he is also showing up well. 

For the position of catcher there is plenty of 
promising material. Greene, ex-'o3 (now in the 
Medical School). Abbott, Medic, 'oS, and Lawrence, 
'07, are all excellent men. From all appearances. 
Abbott will b& the man chosen and Greene will hold 
down first base, where he is remarkably strong. 
Lawrence, who caught on the second last year is 
making a good bid for the 'varsity and is at best 
sure of his position as catcher on the second. 
Greene and Abbot are both good at the bat. 

As has been said above, Greene will probably play 
at first, but Mitchell, '08, who has a good "prep, 
school" record, and Clark, '07, who showed up well 
in his class team, are working hard for the place. 

Hodgson, '05, will be closely contested for his 
old position at second by Pike, '07, and Crowley, '08, 
Hodgson is by far the prettiest fielder but Pike and 
Crowley are showing up better at the bat. 

There is little chance that anyone will make 
shortstop over "Don" White, '05. who has held that 
position for the last three years. He is considered 
to be the best all-round shortstop in the state, is a 
good batter and a sure thrower. Other candidates 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



for that position are Packard, '08, who shows up 
well for his weight, and Bodkin, '06. 

Stanwood, '08, will undoubtedly mal<e third base. 
He was captain of last year's Hebron team and 
made a reputation by heading the batting list of one 
of the fastest teams that ever represented his 
fitting school. 

Captain Clark, '05, will surely play in left field. 
He is a fine hitter and can frequently be counted on 
for a home- run at a critical point. 

Ellis, '08, is the strongest man out for center 
field and will probably make that position. He is 
also a good man at the bat. 

Right field appears to be the most doubtful posi- 
tion. Houghton, '06, Briggs, '07, and Clark, '07, 
are all pronnsing men and as yet it is almost impos- 
sible to pick the winner. 

From present appearances, only two Seniors will 
make the team, which gives us an unusually good 
chance for building up a team that will be a winner 
for several years. The second team will be unus- 
ually strong this year, owing to the large number of 
promising candidates and the hard work which all 
are doing. 



Conununications. 



To Hie Editor of tlie Orient: 

Will you kindly allow me through your columns 
to ask the aid of the Bowdoin students in a psy- 
chological inquiry? I am about to mail to the under- 
graduates a set of questions with the request that 
they answer them as carefully as possible and return 
them to me. These questions are for the most part 
concerned with what may be called the menital 
furniture of the mind. Every new fact presented 
to us, whether through instruction or conversation 
or ( bservation. has to be interpreted before it means 
anything to us. This interpretation is furnished by 
the mental images with which our minds at the 
time are stocked. If there are no appropriate 
images at hand, the new fact must be without mean- 
ing for us. The well-worked illustration of the 
blind man will help to make this point clear. If 
you discourse to a man blind from birth of the 
glories of the setting sun, he will indeed hear your 
words, but their significance will escape him, for he 
has had no visual experiences to which he can refer 
your words. So a lecture on paintings would be 
the acme of dullness to an audience of such compo- 
sition. 

But even in the case of most of us, men endowed 
with normal senses, there are notable differences 
in the character of our ideas, not only in those 
ideas that habitually rise be"fore our mind's eye 
but in those which by even great effort we strive 
to summon forth. One man will find himself able 
to revel in the visual images of past delights. 
Another will be able to call up in only the obscurest 
and most imsatisfactory fashion, the face of even 
father or mother. Or one can miagine no odors 
and another no tastes, though each has experienced 
them times without number. 

The practical use of such an inquiry is two-fold, 
[f a speaker knows the prevailing imagery in his 
hearers' minds he can so choose his words in pre- 



senting a topic that these words will find effective 
interpretation in that prevailing imagery. He will 
not use words that convey chiefly suggestions of 
sound when he wishes to be followed intelligently 
by minds mostly furnished with pictures ; nor will 
he expect with wealth of visual suggestions to win 
appreciation from a mind where sounds prevail. 

This consideration is of especial importance to 
teachers. In the second place, poverty of imagery 
in any one of the sense-fields can be corrected, 
where the appropriate sense organs are not lacking. 
So from the side of both speaker and hearer benefit 
will accrue from such a study of imagery. 

A few questions are asked concerning aesthetic 
tastes. Here again their importance is in the line of 
determining where connections can be made with the 
student's aesthetic interests to the end of improve- 
ment. 

And finally a group of questions concerns physi- 
cal characteristics. These especially, though to 
some extent all, are designed to discover what pos- 
sibilities for further special- psychological investiga- 
tion are offered in the college. 

Of course, no one is obliged to answer these 
questions and I want no one to do so, who is not 
willing to do so with care; but I should be greatly 
pleased if I could receive such an answer from every 
undergraduate in Bowdoin. 

CH.Md.ES T. Burnett. 



FORIMER ORIENT EDITORS., 

In the list of former Orient editors, published 
in the Orient of March 29, there were a number of 
mistakes relative to their present professions and 
residences, which I am sure you will be glad to 
have corrected. W. T. Goodale, '74, spoken of as 
teaching in California, has been a practising physi- 
cian in Saco, Maine, since 1888; G. S. Mower, 'yi, 
has never been in the Maine Senate, as would be 
inferred from the list, but was for several terms 
in the Senate of South Carolina, being a lawyer at 
Newberry, in that state ; F. W. Hawthorne, '74, spoken 
of as being a journalist in Florida, has been in New 
York for many years and is on the editorial staff 
of the Oiobe and Coinmereial Advertiser ; C. T. 
Hawes, '76, of Bangor, the loyal supporter of Bow- 
doin athletics, is in the insurance business and not 
in the ministry; Barrett Potter, '78, is not a member 
of the House of Representatives, but of the Senate ; 
J. H, Little, '86, is not in newspaper work in 
Bangor, but has been in other lines of business for 
several years : W. M. Emery, '89, spoken of as a 
journalist in New Bedford has been on the staff of 
the FctH River Daily Times since igoo, and R, R. 
Goodall, '03, is not an instructor at Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, but is Professor of 
Romance Languages at Simmons College, Boston, 
since 1Q03, 

John Ci.air Minot, '96. 



We accept the corrections with pleasure, but add 
that it was more our intention to give successes 
achieved than present occupations. 

Editor. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



SUBSCRIPTIONS. 

Our managers find it hard to get the fellows to 
subscribe and still harder to collect after they have 
subscribed. Now, why is it? Here are three prob- 
able reasons. First, the men feel that they are get- 
ting nothing for their money. Second, that they are 
paying more than their share; by this I mean, that 
because some of the men do not pay their subscrip- 
tions there is an extra subscription loaded upon 
those who do pay. Third, that even after the men 
have paid their subscriptions, they must pay again 
to see every game. Is there any remedy? I offer a 
suggestion — Have the subscription fixed and grant 
each man. who pays his subscription, a season ticket 
admitting him to all the games, except one or per- 
hap.^ two of the best ones. This has worked in 
other colleges, wlty not in ours? 

' J. Franklin Morrison, Bowdoin, 1908. 



in regard to the pennant awarded in the spring of 
1903. 

The committee on competition for assistant man- 
agership gave its report, and it was voted, as Article 
LV. of the by-laws of the Athletic Council of Bow- 
doin College, that: 

"It shall be the duty of. each manager to assign 
work to candidates for the office of assistant man- 
ager. The managers are recjuired to keep in detail 
records of such assignments and to report to the 
council on the work of each candidate." 

The Secretary was instructed to obtain the names 
of the preparatory school men, collected by Capt. 
Chapman, same to be kept in the files of the council. 

It was finally voted that the report of the Foot- 
ball Manager be accepted as a partial report, to be 
referred back with the understanding that there 
shall be another report. 



'■THE MAGISTRATE." 

The Bowdoin Dramatic Club staged their pro- 
duction. "The Magistrate," in Kotzschmar Hall, 
Portland, for the first time Saturday evening, April 
15. under the auspices of the Alpha Delta Sigma 
fraternity of Portland High School. The members 
of the club and their coach are very well satisfied 
with their performance. The club were unfortunate 
enough to be in Portland on an evening when there 
were so many entertainments but drew a fair-sized 
audience which made up in enthusiasm what it 
lacked in numbers, and each act was appreciatively 
applauded. The audience fell into sympathy with 
the actors from the start, as has been Bowdoin's 
experience with Portland audiences, and was well 
satisfied with the work of the students in the play. 
Bowdiiin students are now looking forward to the 
prndiiciion of the play in Brunswick in the near 
future. The club also has Togus under considera- 
tion as a place for the production. 



MEETING OF ATHLETIC COUNCIL. 

At the Athletic Council meeting, held Friday, April 
IS, at 4.45 P.M. the report of the foot-ball manager 
for the season of 1904 was read by Mr. Philoon and 
in this connection it was voted that the amount of 
the subscription collected by Mr. Sewall be sub- 
tracted from the debt of 1904, that $35.21 be 
advanced to Mr. Sewall; that an itemized account of 
the outstanding debts to the Athletic Association be 
presented to the council at its next regular meeting. 

It was also voted that the managers shall not col- 
lect subscriptions outside the student body without 
the consent of the council. 

The report of the Base-ball Manager was read 
by Dr. Whittier. and accepted ; it was voted to refer 
the schedule of the second team to the Schedule 
Committee. 

The tennis manager's report was read and 
accepted,' all except the schedule, which is to be 
referred to the Schedule Committee. Nominations 
for Assistant Tennis Manager were made as fol- 
lows: Mincher, '07; Hacker. '07; Linnell, '07, alter- 
nate. 

It was voted to accept the report of Mr. Philoon 



THETA DELTA CHI HOUSE OPENING. -^ 

The Theta Delta Chi fraternity held its formal 
opening and house-warming Friday evening, March 
29. The decorations consisted of palms, ferns, 
smilax, cut flowers, and potted plants. The 
patronesses were Mrs. William DeWitt Hyde, Mrs. 
Frank E. Woodruff, Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell, Mrs. 
Packard of Bridgton, Mass., and Miss Grace Chand- 
ler of Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

From 3,30 to 4,30 p.m. a large reception was held 
in the spacious living room, 250 invitations having 
been issued .for the occasion ; an orchestra of six 
pieces led by Francis J. Welch, '03, of Portland, fur- 
nished music during the reception. In the evening 
the young ladies invited from out of town were 
entertained at dinner by the fraternity, and later, 
dancing was enjoyed until an early hour of the 
morning. During intermission Caterer Hall fur- 
nished fine refreshments of salads, ices, punch, and 
coffee. 

The arrangement committee consisted of John H. 
Woodruff, '05, Stanley Williams, '05, Arthur H. 
Bodkin, Jr., '06, Harold G. Tobey, '06, and Harry 
L. Brown, '07. 

The various fraternities were represented by 
Wallace C. Philoon, '05, of Auburn, Alpha Delta 
Phi; F. Keith Ryan, '05, of Hampton, N. B.. Psi 
Upsilon ; Harold R. Nutter, '05, of Bangor, Delta 
Kappa Epsilon ; Robert E. Hall, '05, of Dover, Zeta 
Psi ; Harold S. Stetson, '06, of Brunswick, Kappa 
Sigma; Arthur L. McCobb, '06, of Boothbay, Delta 
Upsilon ; George Parcher, '06, of Ellsworth, Beta 
Theta Pi. 



One of the staunchest advocates of the value of 
the young college man in business is H. J. Hap- 
good of New York City. Hapgoods, the national 
organization of brain brokers, of which Mr. Hap- 
good is president, is constantly calling the attention 
of employers to the advantages of college training, 
and during the past two years has secured good 
positions in business and technical work for over 
1,500 young College, University and Technical 
School graduates. Mr. Hapgood, who is a Dart- 
mouth graduate, practices what he preaches by 
employing a large number of college men in the 
various offices of Hapgoods throughout the country. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 
R. G. WEBBER. 1906, ■ • Editor-in-Chief. 



H. P. 'WINSLOW, 1906. 
H. E. WILSON, 1907. 
R. A. CONY, 1907. 
A. L. ROBINSON, 1908. 



Associate Editors: 

r. h. hupper, 1908. 

R. A. LEE, 1908. 
H. G. GIDDINGS, A.B., 
Medical School, 1907. 



G. 0. SOULE, 1906, • 
A. J. VOORHEES, 1907, 



• ■ Business Manager. 
Ass't Business Manager. 



Contributions are requested fronn all undergradu' 
ates, alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions sliould 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, 10 cents. 



Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick : 


IS Second-Clas 


s Mail Matter 


Lewiston Journ 


AL Pkbss. 




Vol. XXXV. APRIL 21, 


1905. 


No, 1 



The New 
Board. 



The happy completion of 
volume thirty-four records 
one if not tlie most suc- 
cessful year the Orient has yet enjoyed. The 
retiring board have put into their labors an 
earnestness and zeal that have rewarded them 
by seeing the Orient stand high up among 
similar college publications. 

To take up the work where they left it and 
to continue that same well defined and clearly 
apparent policy are the obligations of the 
entering board. Along no other lines do we 
think greater success can be gained than by 
adopting their policy. 

It will be our aim, accordingly, to give the 
alumni, faculty and undergraduates as inter- 
esting a source of information as is possible. 
To be accurate and in heartv accord with all 



that is Bowdoin's best and highest ; to keep the 
alumni in touch with the college activities here 
and at large ; to present student needs and 
views, such as lie within our province, to the 
faculty, and to interest mostly undergraduates 
in all that concerns the welfare of the college 
is our aim and earnest desire. 

We will at tim.es meet with failure in the 
attainment of our principles, but to do our best 
is the task bearing upon us. We invite sug- 
gestions and co-operation from all and are at 
all times open to criticism. 



Prize 
Speaking. 



The prize speaking contest 
which is held every com- 
mencement and which has 
for the past few years been restricted to 
Sophomores, is now open to all classes except 
the Senior Class. Under the present arrange- 
ment there will be twelve speakers selected 
from the three classes. Three of the 12 
chosen will be alternates and there will be nine 
speakers. The event usually occurs on Mon- 
day of Commencement week. 

This departure from the old rule will bring 
a more interesting list of speakers and a much 
keener competition into the event. The inno- 
vation is accepted with pleasure by all. 



Second 
Team. 



There is every indication 
that we will have a 
stronger second team this 
year than we have had for several years pre- 
vious. It is a lamentable fact that in past 
years the college as a whole has given no sup- 
port to the second and consec|uently the play- 
ers themselves have taken but little interest in 
the games. This 3'ear we hope it will be dif- 
ferent. An effort has been made to schedule 
games with teams which will put up an inter- 
esting exhibition, and, moreover, teams on 
which there are players whom we need at 
Bowdoin in years to come. Everyone wishes 
to see a large entering class here next fall and 
here is a chance for every man to do some- 



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thing towards having one. The larger attend- 
ance there is at the games, the more favorable 
will be the impression which the men on the 
visiting team will get of Bowdoin. The bet- 
ter insight they can get into the true Bowdoin 
spirit, the more they will wish to come here. 
The Massachusetts Club has gladly taken 
upon itself the duty of extending its hospital- 
ity and that of the college to the Somerville 
High team, which will play here on May 2. 
Let us hope that every undergraduate will also 
lend his hearty co-operation in entertaining 
this team and others and let all remember that 
attendance at the games is a great help which 
all can render. 



good one, and hard work and pluck are bound 
to count. 



Track 
Athletics. 



The annual state track 
meet is now less than a 
month away and every 
indication points to the greatest struggle in the 
history of track athletics in the state of Maine. 
The meet this year is held at Orono and this 
together with the fact that the meet will be the 
first in the second series for the cup makes the 
meet unusually important. The word comes 
from Maine that they mean to liave tlie meet 
and if hard work can help them they certainly 
have the right to feel encouraged. They have 
been working ever since last fall and from 
indications have some good material to offer. 
Such being the case what are we to do? 
The only thing for Bowdoin to do is to 
WORK. Let every one do his utmost for the 
next few weeks to develop the best possible 
team. No fault can be found with the interest 
taken so far ; a large number of men are on the 
field each day and a splendid spirit of determi- 
nation is being manifested — a spirit worthy of 
the college and the occasion. It is magnifi- 
cent. The only thing necessary is to keep it 
up — and this we must do. 

There is nothing to feel discouraged over. 
True, we have lost some good men from last 
year, but we have got some coming along that 
have got the "makin's." The battle will be a 



The best judgment of the 

The Jnry's college will sustain the action 

Action. the student who attempted 

of the jury in voting to suspend 
to keep for exclusive use one of the reserved books 
of the librao'. This annoying and contemptible 
practice must be stopped and an example had to be 
made of the first one who in any way restricted the 
use of one of the reserved books. The low and 
petty actions of a few should never be allowed to 
restrict the freedom of the library privileges in any 
way. The jury has gone a long way toward remov- 
ing this disagreeable practice. 



„. „ ..... The attention of the col- 
The Psychological , • ,, , 

Inquiry. ^^S^- ^^ ^^^^^^ ^o a psycho- 

logical inquiry soon to be 
in progress. A communication printed else- 
where in our columns describes the nature of 
it. No one is obliged to answer the questions, 
and none is asked to do so who will not reply 
with care ; but a generous response of the stu- 
dents will confer a great favor upon the 
department. 



With all our interest in 
Tennis. base-ball and track ath- 

letics during this spring 
term we must not forget that the tennis team 
contributes not a little to the upholding of the 
honor of the college. For this reason deep 
interest should be taken in developing a win- 
ning team this year. For several weeks the 
outdoor courts of other colleges have been in 
fairly good condition and the candidates for 
the teams have been putting in some hard 
practice. Let each fraternity see to it imme- 
diately that our courts are put into good con- 
dition in order to begin tennis practice at once. 



- CHOCURUA LODGE. 

Chocurua Lodge among the White Mountains of 
New Hampshire, offers a summer home for boys for 
recreation, study and camping trips from, July the 
fifth to September the first. The Lodge is 
under the direction of Mr. William T. Fos- 



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ter, assisted by Dr. Charles T. Burnett, Arthur 
E. Wood, Harvard, '06, and Cyrus C. Shaw, 
Bowdoin, '06. Boys will be prepared for college 
entrance examinations and to make i:p deficiencies 
in school and college studies. The work done at 
Chocurua Lodge is accepted, without examination, 
by many of the leading schools of the country. All 
the tutoring is individual. The Lodge is on the 
shore of Lake Chocurua, near the foot of the moun- 
tain, remote and secluded, yet within a mile of post- 
office, telephone, physician, and all necessary sup- 
plies. The charge for the entire term, including 
every necessary expense, is $200. Chocurua is 
reached via the Boston & Maine Railroad to West 
Ossipee Station. The season of 1905 will be Mr. 
Foster's fifth year as d'rector of a summer school 
and camp for boys, and his third suinmer at 
Chocurua. Very attractive circulars, containing a 
picture of A'lt. Chocurua and the lake on which the 
camp is situated, together with a list of references, 
among which are .such names as President Hyde of 
Bowdoin, L. B. R. Briggs, A.M., LL.D., Dean of 
the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Univer- 
sity and lienry Van Dyke, D.D., LL.D., Professor 
of English Literature at Princet'bn, can be obtained 
from Mr. Foster, whose address after June 25 will 
be Chocurua. N. H. 



REV. MR. JUMP ON MR. ROCKEFELLER'S 
GIFT. 

In a recent sermon Rev. Herbert A. Jump, pas- 
tor of the College Church, defended the action of 
the Prudential Committee of the American Board of 
Commissioners for Foreign Missions in recommend- 
ing the acceptance of the gift of $100,000 from John 
D. Rockefeller. Mr. Jump said in part : 

"Mr, Rockefeller is both a money earner and a 
money giver. He may employ blameworthy 
methods in earning money, but he surely employs 
praiseworthy methods in dispensing it. It is against 
the methods of earning the money that the clergy- 
men protest, but not against the methods of giving 
it away. The money was earned by Mr. Rockefel- 
ler in a business matchless for enterprise. It was 
not stolen, but was fairly earned. The American 
Board has a legal and moral right to accept it, and 
while the Christian church may protest against Mr. 
Rockefeller's methods of earning the money in the 
meantime it can iise the money in the carrying on 
work that will help the kingdom of God." 



MASS MEETING. 

A mass-meeting was held April 11 in the 
Gymnasium, called by the management of the 
Track Athletic Team for the- purpose of arousing 
enthusiasm in preparation for tbe Maine Intercolle- 
giate Meet. Philoon, '05, President of the Athletic 
Association, presided and Captain Denning of the 
Track Team, Captain Clarke of the Base-Ball Team, 
Captain Chapman of next year's Foot-ball Team, 
and Manager Andrews of the Track Team, all made 
short, earnest speeches urging the men to support 
the track management and enter into training for 
;he meet. Great interest was manifested by the 
students which has worked out in a practical man- 
ner, for the ntmiber of candidates in training has 
been noticeably increased. 



DEBATING NOTES. 

The subject for the debate of April 18 was, 
"Resolved, That a system of mercantile marine sub- 
sidies should be established by the United States 
Government in aid of American shipping." 

The affirmative was supported by Burroughs and 
Fernald; the negative by Hall and Damren. 

Hon. Edward Clarence Plummer, A.M., of the 
Class of 'S7, who is now representing the shipping 
interests of the country at Washington, D. C, was 
kind enough to be present and made an excellent 
address. It was a fine object lesson for the class 
because Mr. Plummer argued with great clearness 
in favor of ship subsidy. In behalf of the Debat- 
ing Class and of the college the Orient heartily 
thanks Mr, Plummer for his kind assistance. 



LIBRARY BOOKS RECENTLY ADDED 



The French Revolution. 

Attention is called to this volume, which is the 
eighth in the Cambridge modern history. The 
entire work, which will embrace several volumes, 
was planned by the late Lord Acton but was left to 
others to complete. The chapters are written by 
specialists and deal exhaustively with the various 
phases of modern history. (c)00:C2i) 

Shaw, Albert. The Business Career. 

This is a lecture delivered at the University of 
California, by the editor of the Review of Reviews. 
It is a plea for a broad outlook among business men 
and especially for a place, beyond the routine of 
liusiness. for civic duties. (,S30.4 S 53) 



Hewlett, Maurice. 



The Road in Tuscany. 

sions about the places and 



.\ ])Ook of imprc? 
scenes in Tuscany. In the preface Mr. Hewlett 
writes that his book is designed for the leisurely 
traveller and that much of the material is gathered 
from life outside the cities. The book deals in an 
ample but informal way of the architecture, art, and 
literature of Tuscany. (914.55 : H 48) 

White, A. D. Antobiography. 

A portion of the material in these volumes has 
appeared in the pages of the Century Magazine but 
much is here printed for the first time. The chap- 
ters form a very complete record of President 
White's early life, of his career as university profes- 
sor and president and of the later years in the diplo- 
matic service. President White went twice as the 
representative of the United States to Germany and 
he has described at some length his impressions of 
the German emperor and of German lifle. 
(B: Ws8i) 

Tarkington, Booth. In the Arena. 

.A. collection of six stories of political life. Mr. 
Tnrkington's own experience in the Indiana legisla- 
ture has, perhaps, furnished much of the material 
for the stories. He has drawn some life-like figures 
and reproduced the environment and the phraseology 
of the politicians. (813.49 :T 20) 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



College Botes. 

Collins, '07, is out of college this term, and will 
probably teach. 

R. C. Clark, '07, is out of college this term, teach- 
ing at Boothbay Harbor. 

Fernald^ '07, is at the Maine General Hospital at 
Portland, ill with typhoid fever. 

Clement F. Robinson, '03, of the Harvard Law 
School, is passing a few days with his parents. 

The work on the new Carnegie Library at Tufts 
will be begun immediately after Commencement, 

H. L. Hatch, '07. has returned to college after an 
enforced absence, due to the illness of his mother. 

Rev. Mr. Jump attended a meeting of the Amer- 
ican Board of Foreign Missions held in Boston last 
week. 

Payne's Second Regiment Band of Lewiston has 
been engaged for Commencement week at Bowdoin 
June 20-22. 

The last issue of the Brunswick Record con- 
tained an interesting article on the divorce question 
by President Hyde. 

Arthur Furbish, Class of 1902, and George Stover, 
Class of 1903, returned to Brunswick to pass their 
vacation last Saturday. 

Cox, '08, attended the annual banquet of the Phi 
Epsilon Sigma fraternity of Exeter held at Thorn- 
dike Hotel, Boston, April 5. 

Archie Shorey, '05, is supplying as principal of 
the Richmond High School during the illness of H. 
D. Stewart with typhoid fever. 

W. A. Powers, '06, who with his cousin, P. H. 
Powers, '08, has been passing several weeks in the 
West Indies, returned to college last week. 

Webber, '06, attended the convention of the presi- 
dents of the New England Y. M. C. A. held at 
Wesleyan University during the recent recess. 

The State of Maine Club in Boston has now 400 
members; 375 are active members. The names of 
several Bowdoin men appear among the membership 
li.st. 

The Christian Association has just issued topic 
cards for this spring. These cards contain a list oi 
the speakers for the meetings held every Thursday 
at 7 P.M. 

The annual appearance of the Brunswick min- 
strels, which have been staged so successfully in the 
past, will occur Friday evening, April 28, in the 
Town Hall. 

The Harvard Freshmen lost their debate with 
Phillips-Exeter, last Saturday, on the same ques- 
tion that Bowdoin debated Amherst. The Harvard 
men had the affirmative. 

About twenty-five students attended the produc- 
tion of the "Isle of Spice" at the Empire last 
Wednesday. Not a few missed the train and were 
forced to stop at the hotels. 

Dr. Roberts was called to Minneapolis on 
Wednesday before the recent recess by the death of 
his mother. The .sympathy of the college goes out 
to Dr. Roberts in his bereavement. 



Kingsley, '07. is now at the Augusta City Hos- 
pital where he recently underwent a successful 
operation. His friends will be glad to hear that he 
is resting as comfortably as could be expected. 

Manager Andrews has sent out his first invoice 
of invitations for the Interscholastic Meet, which 
will take place on the Whittier Athletic field May 27. 
He will send out a second lot in the near future. 

Professor Robinson delivered a lecture on 
"Radium" before the Saturday Club April 7. In 
addition to his treatise of the subject. Professor 
Robinson also explained the meaning of the term 
"Radio-Activity" and its application. 

The members of the victorious drill squads of 
the Class of 1907 for the past two years were enter- 
tained at the Delta Kappa Epsilon House by Burton, 
'07, on Saturday evening. Refreshments were served 
and the evening was spent in an enjoyable manner. 

A large number of students participated in the 
production of the opera "Frogs of Windham," 
Thursday and Friday evenings at the Town Hall. 
The opera was given under the auspices of the 
Young People's Society of the Universalist Church. 

Notice has been posted that Miss Emily Keene 
Barnum of Portland, will take a sketch class to 
Quebec during the month of July and that she will 
meet classes in Banister hall in the Chapel build- 
ig on Thursdays of each week in preparation for the 
trip. 

Professor Lee was called to Providence, R. I., 
during vacation to make selections from the library 
of the late Alpheus S. Packard, '61, who bequeathed 
two-thirds of his books to Bowdoin. A list of some 
of lhe most important books will appear in the 
Orient shortly. 

The alumni of the Sigma Beta Phi fraternity of 
the Brunswick High School won a great victory 
from a team made up of "Medics" on the delta last 
Saturday afternoon by the score of 17 to 14. Nine 
hair-raising innings were played and the interest 
never lagged for a moment. 

Harold Weiler, '08, of Houlton, has recently 
nndergone a very critical surgical operation at the 
Maine General Hospital in Portland for appendici- 
tis. Mr. Weiler's condition was considered almost 
hopeless during last week, but the latest reports are 
that he is greatly improved. 

Commander Robert E. Peary, '7y, who is attract- 
mg such wide attention at present, will, at no dis- 
tant date, lecture on his Arctic explorations before 
the college. The Orient contemplates at the time 
a "Peary Number" in which will be a summary of 
all the plans and purposes of his present trip. 

Henry K. Bradbury, of the Class of '44, whose 
death occurred last week, had the distinction of 
being the youngest man who ever graduated from 
Bowdoin, he receiving his diploma at the age of 17: 

By the will of the late Mrs. Stanford, Leland 
Stanford University will receive about half of her 
property — estimated' to be worth $3,875,000. 

The Bowdoin Interscholastic Tennis tourna- 
ment will be held here May 19. Twenty schools will 
be represented, including some in Massachusetts and 
New Plampshire. It will without doubt be the big- 
gest tennis tournament ever held in Maine, over 
twenty schools expecting to be represente.d. Large 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



silver cups will be offered as prizes in both singles 
and doubles. The cups will stand twelve inches 
high and the school winning either of them will 
have a souvenir to be proud of. 

The semi-annual meeting of the Maine Athletic 
Board was held at Orono, last Saturday, represen- 
tatives from Colby, Bates and Maine being present. 
Prof. F. E. Pomeroy of Bates was elected secre- 
tary in place of Professor W. S. Bailey of Colby, 
who resigned. The eligibility of men under the 
one-year residence rule was interpreted to mean that 
a student in attendance at one college should not be 
eligible at a second college until he had been in 
attendance a whole year, no matter how long a time 
had elapsed since he left the first institution. 

On April ii Rev. Herbert A. Jump, who has rep- 
resented Amherst College and Yale University in 
debate, and who for several years has been a promi- 
nent public speaker, gave a very interesting lecture 
before the members of the debating course in the 
Lecture Rooms of Hubbard Hall. His subject was 
J "The Training of a Public Speaker." The lecture 
was full of helpful hints and profitable advice and 
Rev. Mr. Jump exemplified the doctrines laid down 
in his remarks by the manner in which he held the 
attention of his audience during the entire lecture. 
The members of the course are especially fortunate 
in having such a friend near at hand to contribute 
to their study of the "Forms of Public Address." 

Statistics recently compiled show that Bowdoin's 
athletic record with the other Maine colleges is as 
follows : Out of 20 tennis championships, singles 
and doubles. University of Maine has won one, 
Colby two, Bates three, Bowdoin 14. Of the 10 
track meets held neither Bates nor Colby has won a 
meet, Maine has won one and Bowdoin nine. In 
base-ball Bowdoin has won three more games than 
Colby, is eight games ahead of Bates and is 12 
games ahead of University of Maine. In foot-ball 
Bowdoin has played eight games with University of 
Maine, winning five ; out of 12 played with Bates, 
Bowdoin has won eight ; out of 17 games played 
with Colby, Bowdoin has won 12. 



Cbrtsttan association IFtems. 



The first meeting of the Association under the 
new cabinet was held Thursday, April 13. Web- 
ber. '06, presented clearly and definitely the policy 
and line which the Association will strive to work 
along during the coming year. 

It will be the aim of the Association to devote 
time and energy to increasing the membership. 
One hundred men ought to be the minimum for a 
college of Bowdoin's size. -Colleges half Bowdoin's 
size have twice the Christian Association men that 
we have. Bowdoin should unite in the world-wide 
movement of the student associations and keep 
pace with its advancements. 

Bible study was brought next to the attention of 
the members. On this phase of Association work, 
Bowdoin is backward. The inauguration of Fra- 
ternity Bible Study will, however, put us much 
nearer where we belong. It is not unreasonable to 
hope that at least seventy-five men will be enrolled 
in the different groups within the next few weeks. 



It seems very probable that six or more men will 
attend the annual Northfield Conference, held this 
year from Jime to July 9. Nowhere in Ameri- 
can collegiate life is there a better opportunity for 
extended meeting with a crowd of fellows united 
under a common purpose and prompted by Christian 
faith. Some of the best speakers obtainable in this 
country and in England are always present and 
whose remarks contain deep and interesting 
thoughts 

Bowdoin has never been represented in large 
numbers and it is high time that a good delegation 
be sent. 

THE 3.3D STATE CONVENTION. 

The attention of the students is called to the 
State Convention which meets in Bath, May 5, 6, 
and 7. Saturday afternoon and evening will be 
devoted to college men. It is highly important 
that the Bowdoin Association be present in large 
numbers. We should show our appreciation of the 
fine program that has been arranged and our inter- 
est in the Association work at large. A Bowdoin 
quartet will furnish music at the evening service. 

FINANCES. 

The total receipts for the year have been $217.65. 
The balance on hand was $175, making the total 
debits .$219.40. The total expenditures have been 
$219.40, and there is a liability of $12.65. 

This is a very good showing and the Association 
is on much better footing in this respect than for 
several years past. With the constant growth of 
the Association, ■ there ought to be a good balance 
each year. 



THE PRAY ENGLISH PRIZE. 

A prize of $50 is contributed annually by Dr. 
Thomas J. W. Pray, Class of 1844, for the best 
scholar in English literature and English Composi- 
tion. The subect this year is to be "The Ethical 
Teachings of the Shakesperean Dramas, Othello 
and Macbeth" and will be due June first. 

Tuesday evening, March 28, Professor Henry L. 
Chapman gave a lecture on Robert Burns, under the 
auspices of the Searchlight Club, at Sanford. 



THE NEW TRACK COACH. 

Mr. Hobbs, Who is to coach the track team for 
the remainder of the season, arrived Monday. 

Mr. Hobbs comes very highly recommended as 
a sprinter and hurdler. Mr. Lathrop and Mr. 
Hobbs have been giving the men very careful con- 
sideration and training during the past week that 
will do much toward producing a winning team. 



Bowdoin 5, Boston College 2. ~f 

Bowdoin defeated Boston College in the first 
game of the season. Wednesday, by the score of S 
to 2. The team on the whole showed up much bet- 
ter than was expected. A full account of the game 
will appear in the next issue of the Orient. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



SECOND TEAM SCHEDULE. 

Assistant Manager Wilson announces the 
schedule for the Second Team as follows : 

Satnrday, April 29 — Kent's Hill at Kent's Hill. 

Tuesday, May 2 — Somerville High School at 
Brunswick. 

Saturday, May 6 — Bath High School at Bruns- 
wick. 

Wednesd.iy, May 10 — Edward Little High School 
at Auburn. 

Saturday, May 13 — Portland High School at 
Portland. 

Monday, ]\fay 22 — Lewiston High School at 
Brunswick. 

Wednesday, May 24 — Fryeburg Academy at 
Brunswick. 

Monday. May 29 — Ricker Classical Institute at 
Brunswick. 

Tuesday, May 30 (Memorial Day) — Rockland 
High School at Rockland. 

Arrangements were completely made for a trip 
to Fryeburg and Bridgton Academy, but had to be 
given up owing to the failure of Bridgton to give 
the necessary guarantee. 



Hlumnt personals. 



CLASS OF 1836. 
In the Biddcford Journal recently appeared a 
l(.ing article on the life of the Rev. David B. Small 
of South Berwick, who graduated from Bowdoin in 
the Class of 1836. He has preached for 47 years 
and has only held three pastorates. He is 86 years 
of age and is one of the most prominent figures in 
the Congregational denomination. 

CLASSES OF 1844 AND 186a. 
The portraits of both James G. Blaine, honorary 
graduate 1884, and of Thomas B. Reed, i860, are to 
be painted at once for the valuable collections at 
the State Capitol. ' The portrait of Reed will be by 
Vinton, one of the greatest of living artists. 

CLASS OF '77. 
Commander Robert E. Peary delivered a lecture 
on "Arctic Exploration" at City Hall, Portland, 
Wednesday evening. Special rates were given to 
Portland by the railroad companies which were 
taken advantage of by many to hear Mr. Peary. 

CLASS OF 1890. 
A daughter was born to Dr. and Mrs. Oliver W. 
Turner of Augusta recently. Dr. Turner is one of 



the best eye, ear, nose and throat specialists in this 
section of the state. 



CLASS OF 1894. 
It is an interesting coincidence that the city clerks 
of three leading Maine cities, Ralph P. Plaisted of 
Bangor. Frank G. Farrington of Augusta and Harry 
M. Bigelow of Portland were all members of the 
Class of 1890 in the Cony High School, Augusta. 
After graduation, Plaisted and Farrington went to 
Bowdoin, where they graduated in '94, Plaisted 
being the best base-ball pitcher of his day in the 
state and Farrington excelling in scholarship and 
being the most popular man of his class. Later 
both studied law. Bigelow went to Annapolis and 
later entered newspaper work at Portland. — Kenne- 
bec Journal. 

CLASS OF 1895- 
Guy B. Mayo was nominated at the Republican 
primary elections held on March 25th, last, by a 
majority of 295, as the party candidate for the office 
of District Attorney for McKeen County, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

CLASS OF 1896. 

The engagement of Henry Hill Pierce, '96, of 
Portland, to Miss Katherine R. Curtis of Summit, 
N. J., is announced. Mr. Pierce is at present prac- 
ticing law in New York City. 

CLASS OF 1897. 

Harry Everett Gribben. who has been practicing 
medicine in Augusta during the past three years, 
has recently removed to Rockland, where he will 
open an office. Dr. Gribben is a specialist in the dis- 
eases of the eye, ear and throat and has met with 
good success while in Augusta, and the opening in 
Rockland is reported to be particularly bright. 

CLASS OF 1900. 

Albro L. Burnell. who has been teaching in the 
Philippines for the past three years, returned to the 
college this week. 

Monday night he delivered an informal talk in 
Hubbard Hall relating some of his experiences and 
describing some of the features of the islands in a 
very interesting manner. Mr. Burnell will return 
in a few days for three years more of service. 
Other Bowdoin men in the Philippines are Baker, 
'01, Giles, 1900, and Corliss, '01. 



to 



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©bituar^. 



CLASS OF 1899. 

The many friends o£ Roy H. Thomas, Class of 
1899. will be shocked to hear of his sudden death 
which occurred on' Monday, March 27. He was 
born in Yarmouth April 3, 1878, and since his grad- 
uation from college had shown fine prospects for a 
brilliant future. For die past few years he has 
been employed in Boston, Mass., with Cobb. Aldrich 
& Co., where he was promoted to buyer for the 
firm. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fra- 
ternity. 

CLASS OF 1844. 

Henry K. Bradbury, a prominent York County 
attorney, died Monday, April 3, aged 78 years. He 
graduated from Bowdoin in 1844. at the extremely 
young age of 17. read law in Maine and California, 
and practiced his chosen profession over fifty years, 
most of which time in Franklin and York counties. 
He was also financially interested in mining and 
lumbering in California and West Virginia. 

Mr. Bradbury served several terms in the State 
Legislature, and was a member of the Maine His- 
torical Society, of the Sons of the American Revo- 
lution and of the National Association of the 
Advancement of Science. 




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IFn /IDemoriam. 



Whereas, the Bowdoin Club of Boston would 
like to give expression to the feelings of its mem- 
bers toward their deceased associate, John C. 
Coombs of the Class of '69, a member of the Club 
from its beginning, therefore. 

Be it Resolved, That the members of the Bow- 
doin Club of Boston are deeply sensible of the 
loss which they, as well as their fellow-alumni, have 
sustained, and desire to bear witness to the virility 
of character, the brilliancy and individuality of 
wit and of intellect, the loyalty, in life and death, 
to Alma Mater and to the interests of all the sons 
of Bowdoin, which in so unusual measure character- 
ized their late associate, John C. Coombs. 

Resolved, That a copy of these proceedings be 
sent to his sister. Miss Viola V. Coombs, and to the 
BowDOTN Orient. 

Hall of Alpha Rho^ Kai'pa Sigma. 
April II, 1905. 
iriiereas. It has pleased God Almighty in His 
infinite wisdom to remove from earth our brother, 
Roy Houghton Thomas, of the Class of '99, a loyal 
and devoted member of our Fraternity, be it 

Resolved, That while we bow to the Divine Will, 
we mourn the loss of this loyal brother of our fra- 
ternity who is removed in the beginning of the 
active labors of an honored life, and extend to his 
bereaved relatives and friends our sincerest sympa- 
thy. 

William F. Finn. Jr.. 
Harold M. Edwards, 
Edward A. Duddv. 

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VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 28, 1905. 



NO. 2. 



BOWDOIN, 5; BOSTON COLLEGE, 2. 

As briefly mentioned in last week's 
Orient, the first ball game of the season was 
l)la\ecl on the Whittier field on Wednesday 
afternoon of last week, with the Boston Col- 
lege team, the score being 5 to 2 in favor of 
Bowdoin. 

The game was a most interesting one, and 
the playing of the Bowdoin team was most 
satisfactory for the openinggame. The hitting 
was first-class and the fielding was above crit- 
icism. If any adverse criticism is possible, it 
was in the base running, and this was per- 
haps as good as could be expected for the first 
game. 

The new men on the team showed up 
finely and the college is to be congratulated on 
having such promising material at hand to 
take the place of the men who went out last 
year. Ellis and Stanwood deserve especial 
mention, playing in a manner that would be 
highly creditable to far more experienced men. 

The game opened with Bowdoin at the bat. 
White went out, pitcher to first, Abbott struck 
out. Clarke hit for two bases, but Greene 
was out at first. For the visitors Mulcahy 
and Cox both struck out and Galvin flied out. 

In the second Bowdoin secured her first 
run. Ellis singled, but was later caught 
laefore reaching third. Stanwood reached 
first on an error and Files flied out. Hodgson 
hit and Stanwood scored. Briggs was out, 
second to first. 

In the next inning Bowdoin secured two 
more runs by a triple by Clarke, a base on 
balls by Greene and a single by Ellis. The 
visitors secured their only runs in the sixtli, 
and Bowdoin secured another in the seventh. 

The feature of the game was the sensa- 
tional finish. With the visitors at the bat, the 
bases full and but one man out, it looked as 
though more runs would be secured. How- 
ever, Files caught a drive from the bat and 
doubled the 1jall to third, retiring the side in 
the ])rettiest ])Ia)' of the game. 

The score : 



Bowdoin. 

. R BH PO A E 

White, ss I o 3 o o 

Abbott, c o o II 3 o 

Clarke, If i 3 o o o 

Greene, ib 2 I 6 I o 

Elli.s, cf 4 I o o 

Stanwood, 3b I o 4 2 i 

Files, p o o o 2 o 

Hodgson, 2b 02221 

B. Briggs, rf o o o o i 

Totals 5 10 27 10 3 

Boston College. 

R BH PO A E 

Mulcahy, rf i o o o .0 

Cox, 2b o I 5 2 I 

Greene, 3b o I 3 5 o 

Galvin. If o I 2 o c 

Driscoll, ss o o i 2 i 

Lyons, lb o o 11 14 

Flatley, cf o o 2 o o 

Wheatley, p o o o 5 I 

Kelley, c o 3 3 I 

McCarty, rf i o o o o 

Totals 2 3 27 18 8 

Bowdoin o i 2 o I i o o — 5 

Boston College o o o o o 2 o o o — 2 

Two-base -hit — Clarke; three-base hit, Clarke; 
stolen bases, Clarke, Greene 2, Cox, Greene, Gal- 
vin. Flatley, McCarty; base on balls by Files, 3, by 
Wheatley. i. Struck out — By Files. 11, by Wheat- 
ley. 3. Sacrifice hits — Hodgson. Double plays — • 
Files to Stanwood, Green to Cox. Hit by pitched 
hill — Greene. Umpire — Pop Williams. Time — I 
hiiur, 35 minutes. 



BOWDOIN, 6; LEWISTON ATHLETICS, 4. 

Bowdoin won the second game of the 
schedule from the Lewiston Athletics Satur- 
day by the score of 6 to 4. Lewis pitched an 
excellent game and the support he received 
was perfect. In the first inning no scores 
were made. In the second two bases on balls, 
singles by Ellis, Stanwood and White, a triple 
by Abbott on error by Joyce and a wild pitch 
by Breen gave Bowdoin five runs. Lewiston 
scored once. 

Hodgson led the infielders with four put- 
outs and three assists. Greene did good work 
at first and Abbott's work behind the bat was 
excellent, particularly in throwing to second. 



J2 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Ellis continued in his good work at center and selections by the Glee and Mandolin-Guitar 

with the stick. Stanwood and White both Clubs interspersed with a reading by Mikel- 

batted well. Capt. Clarke made several dif- sky, '05, vocal solos by Johnson, '06, and 

ficult catches. The score : Ryan, '05, and a mandola solo by P. F. Chap- 
man, '06. The concert closed with an enthu- 

BowDoiN. siastic rendering of "Bowdoin Beata" and 

^l^;(g gg J \ 3 I I o "Phi Chi" by both clubs. Bowdoin students 

Abbott, c 4 o 2 s 2 I ahvays sing these songs the best of any and 

Clarke, l.f 500200 they made, this evening, a grand ending to the 

Gj-eene. lb 4 i o 10 o o ^^^'^^ ^ The audience did not fail to appre- 

Ellis, c.f 312100.^^, ,, . ^. , ,^\i 

Stanwood 3b 4 2 3 4 2 o ciate the excellence of the concert and the 

Files, r.f.' 400000 clubs were recalled after each number some- 

Hodgdon, 2b 3 o i 4 3 o times for even two encores. The leaders and 

'-'^^^'^' P ^ J_ _^ _^ _^ J^ management are to be congratulated on the 

-pQjj^lg ^j 5 II 27 10 I excellence of the clubs and the successful 

season througli which they have passed. The 

Athletics. nr09'ram for Thursday evening follows : 

AB R BH PO A E 1 f^ -' '^ 

J°>'f > ?■/ i ;l r. 7 n n PART FIRST. 

Nash, 1.1 200100 

McCarthy, c 4 o o 4 4 o Opening Song (College).— Fogg. '02. 

Carrioan, 2b 4 i 2 o i o Glee, Mandolin and Guitar Cliibs. 

Huntfngt'on, 3b 401 i i I A Continuous Performance. — Gottschalk. 

Wormwood, ss 4 o o S 2 o ^ , , G\et Club. 

Yetton, lb 4 i 11 o i Mississippi Bubble. — Haines. Mandolin Club. 

McDade ] i ........... -^ i 2 I o Reading. — Selected. Mr. Mikelsky. 

Breen p. ............ .. "3 i I i 4 o Vocal Solo. — Selected. Mr. Johnson. 

, Selection. — "Isle of Spice." Mandolin Club. 

Totals 32 4 6 27 13 3 p^RT SECOND. 

Bowdoin o 5 o I o o o o 0—6 j^ Milking.— Schnecker. Glee Club. 

Athletics o i o o o o o 3 0—4 Mandolin Solo.—Selected. Mr. Chapman. 

Two-base hit— Joyce. Three-base hit— Abbott. Vocal Solo,— Selected. Mr. Ryan. 

Stolen bases— White, Stanwood, Carrigan. Bases Cotton Dolly. G ee C ub. 

on balls— By Lewis ^ by Breen 5. Struck out— By Dixie Land.— Haines. Mandolin Club. 

Lewis 3, by Breen 4. Sacrifice hit— Stanwood. College Songs. 

Double play— Wormwood to Yetton. Wild pitches— (a) Bowdoin Beata.— Pierce, 96. 
Breen. Umpire— "Pop" Williams. Time— i hour, (b) Phi Chi.— Mitchell, '79. 
35 minutes. 



THE GLEE-MANDOLIN CLUB IN 
MEMORIAL. 

The final concert of the Glee and Mando- 
lin-Guitar Clubs for the season of 1905 was 
given in Memorial Hall, Thursday, April 20. 
Considering the inclement weather, a good 
audience greeted the clubs and judging from 
the number of students present it would seem 
that they are after all a little interested in the 
work of Bowdoin's inusical clubs. It was 
surely very encouraging when compared with 
the number present last year. 

The concert opened with the college song 
written by Fogg, '02, whose words "We'll 
Sing to did Bowdoin," rang through the hall 
in such an outburst of college spirit that the 
cluljs were obliged to repeat the second verse. 
After the opening song followed a variety of 



THE APRIL QUILL. 

Readers of the Quill, — and every man in 
college ought to read and subscribe for, if not 
write for, the Quill, — must regard the current 
number as reaching a very commendable 
degree of excellence. In thirty-two pages 
we have an essay, two stories, and four brief 
poems, besides "Gray Goose Tracks" and "Ye 
Postman," making a rather more varied bill 
of fare than the care-worn editors have some- 
times been able to provide. 

In the essay, "University, College or Gym- 
nasium ?" appear the conservative, sensible 
views of a recent graduate whose observa- 
tion and experience as an instructor at Har- 
vard, Columbia and Bowdoin well fit him to 
discuss the important problems relating to the 
higher education in general and the small col- 
lege in particular. A paper of this character 



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justifies the policy of the Quill in publishing, 
at lef-st from time to time, the contributions 
of alumni and others who are in touch with 
the undergraduate life here at Bowdoin. The 
mutual acquaintance and interest thus fos- 
tered between graduates and students consti- 
tute no small part of the Quill's service to the 
college. Nor, with occasional exceptions pos- 
sibly, has the undergraduate quality of the 
pulilication been observed. 

The first story, "The Princess," shows a 
lightness and a sureness of touch uncommon 
in a college writer. In truth of detail, of 
color, and of feeling, it is a charming bit of 
work. " In view of so much merit one hesi- 
tates to ask what could have been "the great 
flapping birds" in the apple tree, "who sang 
much more sweetly than her canary," or to 
suggest to this writer of real promise that 
such bright nimbleness of manner savors 
overmuch, perhaps, of a feminine pen. The 
other story, "Jimmy," is a pleasing sketch. 
The dialect, though now becoming somewhat 
hackneyed, is well managed, and thanks are 
due for the omission of the customary love- 
making. 

As poetry is the most difficult of all forms 
of composition, it is but natural that the speci- 
mens oiifered should be of unequal merit. 
"Hawthorne" is a clear and strong character- 
ization, altliough irregular in form. "To a 
Humming Bird" is less successful in treat- 
ment, although "hazy million-motioned 
wings" is a clever and striking touch. The 
other poems, one grave, one gay, make a 
]5leasant variety and do not fall below the 
usual standard. "Gray Goose Tracks" and 
"Ye Postman" round out suitably this enter- 
taining number. It is to be hoped that "Sil- 
houettes" is not to be omitted permanently. 
So available a channel for brief editorial com- 
nnmications is well worth preserving. 

Although "the aim of the Quill is to fur- 
nish a medium for the expression of the lit- 
erary life of the college," such expression need 
hardly confine itself so closely as hitherto to 
fiction and poetry. Without neglecting these 
or trespassing on the practical province of the 
Orient, the immediate interests and prob- 
lems of the college microcosm deserve to be 
soberly discussed from the student's point of 
view. A definite expression of thoughtful 
student opinion has a decided value, especially 
to college authorities ; and besides, on these 
subjects, at least, the student can have the 



satisfaction of writing from first-hand knowl- 
t^^'ge- W. A. H. 



OVERSEERS' NOMINATIONS. 

In accordance with the plan adopted in 
1889 the committee on Overseers' Nomina- 
tions present the accompanying "eligible list." 

The alumni are entitled this year to fill 
two vacancies on the Board of Overseers and 
are requested to vote for two of the gentle- 
men whose names are given below. Accord- 
ing to the rules the first three are placed in 
the order of the number of preliminary nomi- 
nations received in response to the circular of 
January 14, 1905, the second and third hav- 
ing an equal number. The others are 
arranged by classes, each having received 
twenty-five or more preliminary nominations. 

Eligible List of 1905. 

Levi Turner, 1886, lawyer, Portland, Me. 

Isaiah Perley Smith, 1858, College Presi- 
dent, Reliance, Va. 

George E. Hughes, 1873, lawyer, Bath, 
Me. 

Clarence Hale, 1869, Judge United States 
District Court, Portland, Me. 

DeAlva S. Alexander, 1870, member of 
Congress, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Addison E. Herrick, 1873, lawyer, Bethel, 
Me. 

Alfred E. Burton, 1878, Dean Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technolog)', Boston, Mass. 

Edgar O. Achorn, 1881, law3'er, Boston, 
Mass. 

James L. Doherty, 1889, lawyer, Spring- 
field, Mass. 

Edward H. Newbegin, 1891, clergyman, 
Bangor, Me. 

Philip Dana, 1896, Superintendent Warp 
Mills, Westbrook, Me. 



CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK. " 

April 29 — 'Varsity vs. University of Vermont 
at Burlington. 
Second vs. Kent's Hill at Kent's 
Hill. 
May 3 — The "Magistrate" at Town Hall. 
May 6 — 'Varsity vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

Second vs. Bath High at Brunswick. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 



R. G. WEBBER, 1906, ■ • Editor-in-Chief. 



ASSOCIATE EDITORS: 
H. P. ■WINSLOW, 1906. R. H. HUPPER, igo8. 

H. E. WILSON, 1907. R. A. LEE, 1908. 

R. A. CONY, 1907. H. G. GIDDINGS, A.B., of the 

A. L. ROBINSON, 1908. Medical School, 1907. 

G. C. SOULE, 1906, .... Business Manager. 
A. J. VOORHEES, 1907. • Ass't Business Manager. 



Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
ates, alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, 10 cents. 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Lewiston Journal Press. 



Vol. XXXV. APRIL 28, 1905. 



COMMANDER ROBERT E. PEARY, 
'77, LECTURES IN MEMORIAL 
MAY II. 



Bowdoin vs. 
Bates. 



From time to time it has 
been suggested that Bow- 
doin should debate Bates. 
Wliether this would be wise, considering the 
fact that we shall probably continue to meet 
Amherst, is undoubtedly 'a question. It can 
he urged, — perhaps not without good cause — 
that we should in that case, divide our energ)', 
overwork our men and endanger our success 
by thus increasing the scope of our work. 
However, we feel that there are strong 
reasons. for favoring such a debate. 

We understand that Bates continually 
liolds up to the prospective student, the con- 
tention that she leads every other Maine col- 



lege in the debating field. While every Bow- 
doin man is willing to grant that she has done 
exceedingly well in this college function, it is 
open to question whether all her claims to 
superiority are well founded. But such 
claims, well founded or otherwise, so long as 
they are undisputed, are in a fair way to be 
accepted. We feel that such claims casually 
sent over the state by our rival, as now 
appears to be the case, cannot fail to have an 
influence on the choice of a college by stu- 
dents particularly inclined to debating. If we 
are to counteract this influence, it occurs to us 
that the best way to do it, is to engage her in 
actual debate. Then the results would speak 
for themselves. 

Whether favorable or unfavorable to us, 
such a contest would at once dispel the delu- 
sion which is sometimes urged by our rival, 
namely that we have hesitation in meeting 
her. That we should always be successful 
would undoubtedly be an extravagant claim, 
that Bates would always win, would be 
equally extravagant. But such a contest 
would certainly ofifer opportunities for the 
two institutions, — keen rivals in most other 
spheres of college activity, — to measure 
swords and see which excels. 

But more important than this is the benefit 
such a debate would bring to Bowdoin 
because of the interest which would follow it 
in Maine where we enroll most of our stu- 
dents. The Amherst debate does much to 
advance our debating interests here in the col- 
lege, but being held with an "out-of-the-state" 
college, very little local interest is aroused 
outside the institution itself. On the other 
hand, a debate with Bates would be watched 
with much more interest and attention than is 
at present the case with Amherst. Maine stu- 
dents would then have a better opportunity 
of knowing the grade of our work and how it 
compares with that of our rival. We have no 
question as to the favorable results of inves- 
tigation on their part. Are we not in danger 
of losing prospective debaters if we do not 
utilize our opportunities and push this phase 
of our work in the state to the fullest extent 
by contesting with Bates for the leadership? 
Shall we not take this question, in its different 
phases, under consideration that we may, at 
length, reach a decision which in the judg- 
ment of all concerned, will produce the best 
results for the college. 



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There are three factors 
Financial. which enter into the pubh- 

catioii of a college news- 
paper, — the editor, the business manager and 
the printer. The editor gets the blame, the 
business manager the experience and the 
printer the money — if there is any. It is well 
that the last clause is added. Although suc- 
cessful in other directions the Orient has 
just completed the year with considerable 
financial responsibility. A year ago the 
Orient adopted the share basis in the hopes 
that the members of the board would take a 
deeper interest in the management and quality 
of the paper. Each associate editor was 
allotted one, the editor-in-chief three, and the 
business manager four shares each. In order 
that the business manager might meet his 
bills as they came due each man was obliged 
to make advances in proportion to the number 
of shares allotted to him. It was hoped, then, 
that the advancement would be returned with 
possibly a slight addition in recompense for 
duties faithfully performed. Although not 
intended for a money-making scheme the 
Orient should not be a money losing scheme. 
The business manager has from time to time 
paid bills from his own pocket and now finds 
himself several hundred dollars in arrears. 
This should not be. The Orient as a college 
]nil)!ication deserves the support of the col- 
lege. Its aims are worthy and its position 
recognized, but recognition won't pay the 
printer. This needs the cold cash. We 
appeal to those who have not yet met their 
subscriptions to help us remove our debts. 
Accord to us the generous financial support 
that vou give us otherwise. 



The Orient learns with 

Seniors' considerable pleasure that 

Last Chapel. the time-honored custom 

of the Seniors' last chapel 
will still continue as part of the Ivy Day exer- 
cises. Although coming a week earlier than 
heretofore the Faculty have voted to keep this 
custom as a special feature of the Ivy Dav 
program and generously grant the e.xtra 
"cuts." Time-honored but not time-worn 
this pretty and impressive ceremony has come 
to be as much a part of the day's program as 
the hop and no one wishes to see it go. Vis- 
itors in particular — and it is they whom we 
wish to entertain — find in it one of the pleas- 
antcst and niost suggestive of all the events of 
the day. 



Interscholastic ^^ '^^^ , 'f '^'^ '■^^"f.>' 
T^„„: announced that we are this 

1 ennis , i , t i i 

Tournament. y""}' ^ hold an Interschol- 
astic lennis tournament 
on Whittier Field. The Orient congratulates 
the Tennis Management on this move. Bow- 
doin has led in all these features in the past 
and it seems only in keeping with her past 
.record to take the lead in recognizing this 
branch of athletics by afl:'ording an opportunity 
for the lower schools to compete. The hearti- 
ness with which they have accepted our invi- 
tation shows their appreciation of the thought- 
fulness of the college. It is a significant fact 
that all the other colleges in Maine have fol- 
lowed Bowdoin in establishing events in 
Track or Base-Ball for the "prep" schools, a 
custom which is proving very satisfactory to 
both the college and the lower schools. Such 
events are affording greater opportunities to 
keep the college and the "prep" schools in 
touch with each other than they have hitherto 
had. The proposed Tennis Tournament can- 
not fail to be equally productive of good 
results. It will, like the other Interscholastic 
events, enable many "prep" school students to 
inspect Bowdoin, better understand her superb 
college spirit, and hospitality, and to learn 
what we are doing here. The greater part of 
the men who will take part in the tournament 
will be men who would not otherwise be likely 
to have as good opportunities of coming to 
Bowdoin and thus we shall be enabled to get 
in touch with many prospective college students 
whom we should not otherwise meet. It will 
afford us an opportunity of using all legiti- 
mate influences to bring them here to college 
and at the same time recruit our forces in this 
branch of athletics. Let all Bowdoin men 
exert an effort to make this first Interscholas- 
tic Tournament a success. 



It is gratifying to note 
From the that the 'intermingling of 

Medical Students' the men from the Medical 
Standpoint. School withthose'from the 

College proper is becom- 
ing more noticeable. It denotes a wholesome 
condition, one which should normally exist, 
but which, if we are rightly informed, did 
not obtain, even a few years ago. 

If we will but stop to think for a moment, 
it must occur to any sane man that it is Bow- 
doin that is to confer upon us the degree for 
which we are all working, be it that of arts, 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



that of philosoph_Y, that of divinity, or that of 
medicine. We are all one, and a part of the 
same good old institution, and since this is 
true, there should be no lines drawn between 
the different departments. The individuals 
in each should see to it that only harmony 
prevails, and all should work together for the 
advancement of Bowdoin's interests. 

Athletics seem to offer the best oppor- 
tunity for the medical men to do something 
toward this end, and that work is being done 
along these lines, perhaps more than ever 
before, cannot but impress one who may 
chance to visit the Athletic field, where the 
medical students and the undergraduates are 
to lie seen working side by side. Last season 
found a Medical School representative on the 
ball team ; this year there will undoubtedly be 
two. The relay races between the first and 
second year medical classes at the Indoor 
Meets for the past two years are other 
instances of this improved feeling, and the fact 
that a goodly number of medical men are 
working for places on this year's track team 
is but still another evidence of it. 

But aside from athletics there are other 
fields toward which the students from Adams 
Hall may turn their attention, and in which 
they mav do credital^le work, of value to the 
college. 

The editing of a department of Medical 
Scliool news in the Orient is a step in the 
right direction, for it cannot do otherwise 
than bring the two student-bodies nearer 
together and enhance their community of 
interests. The department offers to the med- 
ical men the same privileges of expressing any 
grievances tliey may have, of inserting what- 
ever notices they may see fit, of reporting any- 
thing of interest which may be going on, even 
?.s does the paper offer these opportunities to 
the undergraduates. 

• By making contributions to this column, 
the medical students will be doing work in 
another field than in athletics, to aid the col- 
lege interests. 



The New 
Department. 



At the last regular meeting of 
the Orient Board, it was 
voted that the Medical School 
should be better represented 
in the Orient, and to this end there will be a reg- 
ular column devoted to its interests. H. G. Gid- 
dings, '07, will have charge of this department. 
This need of better representation has been felt for 
soine time ; the move, we believe, cannot fail to 



bring the two departments of the college nearer 
together, and it will surely be of great interest and 
value to the many alumni of the Medical School, 
as well as a means of larger circulation. We hope 
all in the Medical School will lend support to make 
this column a success. 



NEW FACULTY RULINGS. 

.'\t a recent meeting of the Faculty the following 
regulation was adopted concerning the eligibility of 
students to take part in the various college activi- 
ties. 

Students arc ineligible to participate in the 
various departments of athletics in the college or 
to take part in the work of the glee or dramatic clubs 
or to serve as delegates for any of the various col- 
lege fraternities or associations : 

(i). During the period of probation after hav- 
ing received a major warning. 

(2). When addmitted to college on probation 
as tlie member of any class. 

(3). When a .student has failed to make up a 
condition at the appointed time. 

Rules to go into effect immediately. 



ZETA PSI RECEPTION. 

Lambda Ch.apter of the Zeta Psi fraternity held 
its annual reception Wednesday evening, April 26, 
1905. The house was beautifully decorated through- 
out with palms, ferns, sm.ilax and cut flowers. 

The patronesses were : Mrs. Henry Johnson, 
Mrs. William DeWitt Hyde, Mrs. Hartley C. Bax- 
ter. Mrs. F. W. Wight of Rockland, Maine, and 
Mrs. Frances Johnson. 

The reception proper lasted from eight until ten 
P.M., after which dancing was indulged in until an 
early hour. About three hundred invitations had 
been issued for the event and a larger proportion 
were accepted. An orchestra of five pieces furnished 
music for the occasion, led by Francis J. Welch. '05, 
of Portland. Caterer Hall served refreshments. 

The Committee of Arrangements consisted of J. 
A. Clark, '05, R. E. Hall, '05. C. L. Favinger, '06, 
G. A. Lawrence. '07. and F. P. Wight, '08. 

The difterent fraternities of the college were 
represented as follows : George E. Tucker, Alpha 
Delia Phi: Charles E. Cook, Psi Upsilon ; Leonard 
A. Pierce, Delta Kappa Epsilon ; Edwin L. Harvey, 
Theta Delta Chi ; Harry M. Mansfield, Delta Upsi- 
lon: Everett W. Hamilton, Kappa Sigma; William 
T. Johnson, Beta Theta Pi. 



TENNIS SCHEDULE. 

May 16-1S — INIaine Intercollegiate Tournament at 
Bates.' 

Alay 19-20 — Interscholastic Tournament at 
Brunswick. 

May 25-27 — University of Vermont Tournament 
at Brunswick. 

May 29 — Week of Longwood Touriiament. 



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day. 



College IFlotes. 

non't fail to see the "Magistrate" next Wednes- 
Lewis, '05, passed Sunday at his home in Gardi- 



A, C. Denning, '05, spent Sunday last at his home 
in East Poland. 

Halford, '07, has left college for the remainder 
of the semester. 

The Freshmen have their final examination in 
Logic next Tuesday. 

The Brunswick police force have heen waging a 
war on tramps lately. 

E. F. Merrill, '03, now of Harvard Law School, 
passed Sunday on the campus. 

C. W. Smith of the Class of '03, was a visitor at 
the D. K. E. house last week. 

The base-ball management announces that the 
Somerville High game is cancelled. 

The Junior History Club met with Wing, '06, at 
the Zeta Psi House, Saturday evening. 

Coach Lathrop, who was with the track men the 
first of last week, returned to Harvard Thursday. 

William T. Rowe, '04, has been engaged to coach 
the Bates track team. His services began last 
Monday. 

On Sunday, April 16, President Hyde occupied 
the Pine Street Congregational Church pulpit in 
Lewiston. 

"Don" White, '05, addressed the Alpha Sigma 
Boys' Club at its last meeting, on the subject, "How 
to Play Base-ball." 

Haines, '07, is supplying as organist at the 
Church on the Hill during the enforced absence of 
the regular organist. 

The Library Club met last Saturday with 
Ricker, '08. A paper was read by Roberts, '06, on 
"Books About Maine." 

President Hyde will deliver the address at the 
graduating exercises of the Senior Class of 1905. 
Gorham Normal School. 

Dr. Robert A. Hume's remarks at chapel dealt 
principally with the patience of the Christ and the 
privilege of Jieing a missionary. 

"Gothic Architecture in England" was the sub- 
ject of Professor Johnson's lecture before the Sat- 
urday Club last Saturday evening. 

The first and second year "Medics" crossed bats 
on the Delta one day last week. The score was 16 
to 3 in favor of the first year men, 

C. J. Fernald, '07, who is in the Maine General 
Hospital at Portland, suffering an attack of typhoid 
fever, is reported much improved. 

Workmeii have recently graded up about the new 
Theta Delta Chi house, adding greatly to the 
attractiveness of the new fraternity home. 

The annual Psi Upsilon Convention will this. year 
meet at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., May 
10-12. Davis, 'os, will be the delegate to attend 
from the Bowdoin Chapter. 



Winslow, '06, is at his home in Gardiner, called 
there by the illness of his father. 

P;-ofessor Robinson lectured on "Radium and 
Certain Questions Concerning It" before the Auburn 
Natural History Society Thursday evening, 
April 27. 

President Henry H. Goodell of the Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College, died on Monday of this 
week, Bowdoin extends her .sympathy to the many 
who mourn his death. 

Tom Hacker, '07, who has been teaching at the 
Fort Fairfield High School in the absence of one 
of the regular instructors, has returned to college. 

W. D, Hatch was elected president of the Bruns- 
wick Golf Club at the meeting held recently. 
Professor Files has offered the club a sum of money 
to purchase medals to be awarded at tournaments. 

At a mass meeting held Thursday night in the 
Gym. Mincher, '07, was elected Assistant Tennis 
Manager. This is a new office this year, but one 
that should have been established some time ago. 

The Kappa Sigmas and A. D.'s crossed bats on 
the Delta Tuesday. Even Bill Finn's big words 
proved unequal to the occasion and "Fat" Chandler 
with his victorious crew drew 14 runs, while the 
Kappa S'gmas piled up but 9. 

The Sigma Beta Phi fraternity of the Brunswick 
High School played at Lisbon Falls last Saturday 
and met their _ Waterloo. The score was something 
like 25 to 6. 'tis said. Several well-known college 
athletes were on the team. 

Manager Andrews of the track team, was in 
Waterville on Thursday of last week, to be present 
at a meeting of the track managers of the Maine 
colleges, which was called to complete the final 
arrangements for the State Meet. 

On Saturday last, each of the Maine colleges 
were victorious over their opponents. Bowdoin 
defeated Lewiston 6 to 4 ; Bates won from Hebron 
.Academy 12 to 4; U. of M. triumphed over Exeter 
I to ; and Colby "trimmed" the Taconnets 4 to o. 

Easter Sunday was appropriately observed at 
the college church by the admission of nine of 
Brunswick's young ladies. Rev. Mr. Jump preached 
a masterly sermon from the text, "The living 
among the dead." Over one hundred students were 
present. 

Chester S. Bavis, '06, has accepted a position as 
Ix-acher of Greek at the Oldtown High School. He 
fills the vacancy caused by the resignation of D. 
Lyman Wormwood who has recently been elected 
superintendent of the schools of Oldtown, Orono 
and Milford. 

The Charles Carroll Everett Scholarship has 
been awarded to Ralph B. Stone. 1902. This is a 
scholarship which the President and Trustees award 
to thai graduate of the college whom they deem best 
fitted ■to take a post-graduate course in either this 
or some other country. 

The Dramatic Club presents the "Magistrate" in 
the Town Hall next Wednesday. The very highest 
praise was bestowed on the presentation in Portland 
two weeks ago. A dance will follow the perform- 
ance. ,Students should manifest their approval and 
interest in this organization by a large attendance. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Assistant Manager Wilson announces another 
game which involves a slight change in the schedule. 
A return game has been arranged with the Edward 
Little High School team. The first game with that 
school will be played here on May lo instead of at 
Auburn and the second game comes a week later 
on May 17, at Auburn. 

Professor F. C. Robinson is making weekly 
examinations of the Androscoggin River water for 
the United States Hydrographical Commission. 
Therefore, the frequent appearance of a member of 
1907 walking up street carrying bottles filled with 
a suspicious looking liquid is explained and it is 
evident that this has no relation to the "Sturgis 
Bill." 

The Betas and A. D.'s met on the Delta this 
week to try conclusions in base-ball. "Dump" 
Childs pitched clever ball for his aggregation with 
the help of Nason's Tutti Fruti. "Pa" Lermond, 
"Coot" Rundlett and Whipple strove to cinch the 
pitching department of their team. It was the battle 
of the strong. The Betas finally pulled a 16 to 15 
victory. Bowers' one-handed catch was the prettiest 
seen here for ages. 

In view of the extensive schedule which has been 
arranged for the Tennis Team this season, it would 
seem a good idea if the tennis courts owned by the 
different fraternities were put in shape at the earliest 
possible date. The season is a good deal earlier 
than it was last year and we should take advantage 
of the fact. We have much promising material for a 
winning tennis team and every encouragement 
should be offered to the men who are to enter the 
tournament. 



TRACK ENTRIES. 

The track squad is now working hard for the 
Maine Meet. Although the loss of Mr. Lathrop is 
very much felt, the men are making good progress 
under Coach Hobbs. There is a large number of 
men out for the different events. 

100- Yard Dash— Cox, Doherty, Donnell, C. Hall, 
Hanson. Jenks, Morse, Percy. Pletts. 

220-yard Dash — Foster, j\Ied.. Donald, Doherty, 
Hanson, Leydon, Morse, Percy, Pletts. 

440-Yard Dash — W. B. Drummond, Everett, Gan- 
nett. Henderson, Whitney, Weld. 

880-Yard Run — Snell. Timberlake, Wliipple, 
Wing, Anderson, Chandler, B.. Drummond, J. B., 
Giddings, Duddy. Weston, Sargent. Gray, Holman, 
Hichborn, Holt, Snow, Mincher, Pettengill, Robin- 
son, C, Stetson. R. 

One Mile — Chadbourne, Linnell, Morrison, Rob- 
inson, A. L., Shorey, A., Stetson, Stevens, Voor- 
hees. Wight. Carney. 

Two Mile — Robinson, D. S., Ryan, Bower, 
Shorey, P. R. 

Plammer — Denning, Chapman, Davis, Finn, 
Hatch. 

Shot — Chapman, Denning, Finn, Hatch, McMi- 
chael. 

Discus — Blanchard, Denning, Finn, Philoon. 

High Jump — Bass. Brigham. Marr, Sanborn, 
Skolfield, Tobey. 

Broad Jump — Purington, Bass, Doherty, Keller, 
Lowell, Otis, Shaw, R.. Shaw, C. Stewart. 

Pole Vault— Favinger, Hill, Skolfield, Winchell. 



120- Yard Hurdles — Burton, Kimball, Tobey, 
Webb. 

220- Yard Hurdles — Bass, Burton, Childs, Greg- 
son, Hall, R., Kimball, Leavitt, Lee, Laidley, Mer- 
rill, Parcher, Tobey, Webb, Elder. 



NOTICE. 

The attention of all students is hereby drawn to 
the date on which the following Parts and Prize 
Essays will be due. 

Commencement Parts on May 16. Special prize 
for the year 1904-1905 offered by the Society of 
Colonial Dames of America in Maine on May 16. 

It will now be necessary for students to make 
known their election of subjects for the coming 
year at some date previous to the period of exami- 
nations. All changes made in the following year 
must be by the consent of the faculty. 

G. T. Files, Registrar. 



HDebical School Botes. 



James F. Cox. '08, spent last week at Augusta 
coaching the Cony High base-ball team. He 
reports that the team although a light one, has on it 
some promising material. 

David DoUoff, '07, one of the men who did his 
dissecting during the spring recess at the School in 
Portland, and who received an appointment as 
demonstrator of anatomy, was excused from this 
work, in order that he might accept a position at 
Portsmouth, until recitations begin again to Dr. 
Gerrish. 

Last Monday work was resumed in pathology by 
the second year men after two weeks' respite, dur- 
ing which period Dr. Whittier gave a course to the 
third year class in Portland, on surgical pathology, 
basing his talks and the laboratory work on mate- 
rial gathered from the clinics held this year at the 
hospital. In addition to this, each man was required 
to diagnose twenty-five unknown preparations. The 
results of the latter exercise were on the whole, 
very satisfactory. 

The work in pathology for the balance of the 
year will consist in finishing that portion of the 
text-book which deals with general patTiology, cov- 
ering in general the subjects of parasitism, inflam- 
mation, immunity, and finally, infection and the 
infectious diseases. The pathology of the blood 
will also be taken up. and some time spent in the 
staining of specimens, and in the study of them. 
Each man is to be be required to demonstrate the 
blood-count, and finally, every member of the class 
will be. given a liberal number of pathological slides 
for study and diagnosis. This work will bring the 
class well up to the end of the term. 

Saturday of this week promises the inauguration 
of an event which we hope may become a perma- 
nent custom. To our knowledge no previous class 
has, as a bodj', indulged in any social gathering. 
To be sure, the two fraternities have from time 
10 time met, but each, always by itself. Thus have 
the non-fraternity men been denied the pleasures 



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whicli attend these gatherings. The (Dresent second 
3'car class one day last week detennined to gather 
as a whole, at The Inn on the evening of the 
twenty-ninth, and even now, we dare predict the 
occasion will be one not soon to be forgotten. Such 
outings breed good-fellowship, and that quality is 
as much needed in the practice of medicine, as is an 
accurate, knowledge of dosage, if one hopes to give 
to, and gain from, one's companion-practitioners, 
mutual aid. 

iMay there be many of these social affairs. 



debating IHotes. 



The debate in the course on last Tuesday even- 
ing, regarding the election of senators by popular 
vote, was not well contested. There was so much 
unsupported assertion that the effect of the whole 
debate was weak. The sides did not clash early 
enough, or with sufficient vigor and distinctness. 
There was plenty of ammunition, but the con- 
testants kept too far apart to make it effective. 

There was not sufficient care to show that the 
authorities quoted were especially well qualified to 
speak on the subject, nor was the bearing on the 
issues, of the material quoted, made unmistakable. 

On ne.xt Tuesday evening, the debate will be on 
the question, "The course of study at Bowdoin Col- 
lege should be wholly elective. For the Affirma- 
tive, Hatch and Favinger will speak; for the Neg- 
ative Pike and Erskine. Special care must be taken 
on a question of this kind to avoid mere opinion, 
and to guard against generalization from a few 
cases. 

On Saturday there is due a full description of 
the subject, central theme, audience, time, place, 
conditions of the Address for a Special Occasion, 
the last piece of work in the course. 



CFjrtstian Hssociation IFtems. 



I'avinn-er's treatment of the subject, "The 
Power of Personal Influence," at the Thurs- 
day evening meeting, was clear and direct. 
Pie brought out many new thoughts on an 
old stibject, ajDpealing particularly to the 
necessity of good examples from Association 
members. 

The informality of these meetings makes 
it easier for members to speak from their 
dee])er thoughts and to gain greater insight 
into the problems of every-day life. 

Fr.\ti-:rnity Bible Study. 

The greatest advancement yet made in the 
Association for a long time comes about by 
the introduction of Fraternity Bible Study. 

Ninety men in all are now taking group 
Tiil)lc Study ; seventy-five in fraternities anrl 
fifteen under Snow, '07. This showing is 



magnificent. From insignificance this branch 
of the wor]< jumps into the top notch of pop- 
ularity. We compare very favorably with all 
the otlier colleges. The group leaders meet 
weekly with Rev. Mr. Jump for coaching and 
aid, and most of the fraternities are holding 
their classes directly after the Sunday dinner. 
It is a delightful way to spend an hour that is 
usuf.lly spent in idle talk. It is a custom that 
we hope will sta\' with Bowdoin for a long 
time to come. 



EXTRACT FROM THE ADDRESS OF DR. 
ROBERT A. HUME, 

Dr. Robert A. Hume of the Marathi Mission, 
India, one of the most acceptable speakers from the 
foreign field, occupied the pulpit of the college 
church. Sunday evening. His thirty-one years of 
experience gave to his remarks greater weight and 
a vast amount of inspiration. "The aim of modern 
missions is to create a Christian climate about 
people who know Christ not ; to build up rather than 
tear down their faith, to help people grow up in the 
same atmosphere as Christian people, to show them 
that there is but one God and Him revealed in Jesus 
Christ. In order of importance in America there 
are four classes of Christians: (i) Those who have 
the Christian name. (2) Those who have the 
Christian creed. (3) Those who have Christian 
conscience. (4) Those who have the Christian will. 

In India however, the conditions are directly 
reversed. Those who have the Christian creed are 
largest in number. Two-thirds of the Christians 
belong to this class. There are in all about three 
million people in India who are Christians. They 
do considerable for themselves. They give to 
Christianity as much as the American people do. 
Missions do more for India than the English gov- 
ernment. The money contributed by the American 
Board goes to support something like Sg churches, 
,SSO male agents, a theological seminary, 2 high 
schools, 16 other schools, 200 primary schools, 2 or 
.? hospitals and kindergarten and industrial schools. 
It is interesting to note that Longfellow's poems 
are known as well by the average youngster of 
India as we know them." 



Hlumni personals. 



CLASS OF 1855. 
Sirvilla .^usl1ury, M,D., Class of 1855, resides in 
Norway. Me. Dr. Ausbury was a prominent man 
for many years in New Portlaiid where he had a 
large practice. A few years ago, his health failing 
Irm, he concluded to remove to Norway, the town 
of his birth. 

CLASS OF i8S7- 
General Charles Hamlin of Bangor, accompanied 
by General Henry S. Haidekoper of Pennsylvania, 
recently had an interview with President Castro of 



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Venezuela in which only the friendliest regards 
were expressed for the United States with no anti- 
cipation of trouble between the two countries. 

CLASS OF 1876. 

Alpheus Sanford, a leading Boston lawyer, has 
been appointed to the Board of Massachusetts 
Election Commissioners by Governor Douglas. 
The appointment is for a term of four years and the 
salary is $3,500. Mr. Sanford was an alderman of 
Boston for four years and has several times been 
prominently mentioned as the Republican candidate 
for mayor. 

CLASS OF 1890. 

In the controversy over the acceptance by the 
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mis- 
sions of John D. Rockefeller's gift of $100,000 there 
are many opinions expressed on each side. In our 
last issue, it will be remembered, we published Rev. 
Herbert A. Jump's views which were in favor of 
acceptance. At a recent meeting of the Congrega- 
tional ministers of Boston and vicinity of which 
Rev. Daniel Evans of the Class of 1890, now of 
Cambridge, was chairman, a petition was drawn up 
asking the board not to accept the gift. The reasons 
for the protest as stated in the petition are in sub- 
stance : 

"Mr. John D. Rockefeller is head of the Stand- 
ard Oil Company. This company stands before the 
public under repeated and recent formidable indict- 
ments in specific terms for methods which are mor- 
ally iniquitous and socially destructive. The 
church is the moral educator and leader of the 
people and in order to fulfill this calling with free- 
dom and effect it must stand entirely clear of any 
implication in the evil it is set to condemn. 

The acceptance of such a gift involves the con- 
stituents of the board in a relation implying honor 
toward the donor and subjects the board to a charge 
of ignoring issues involved." 

CLASS OF iSgS. 
Alpheus G. Varney will be married to Miss Vallie 
Van Doren of Philadelphia at the First Presbyte- 
rian Church, Germantown, Penn., Friday evening. 
May 9. 

CLASS OF 1896. 
John Clair Minot. editor of the Kennebec Jonr- 
nal. will deliver the Memorial Day address before 
the Williams Post. G. A. R., at Mt. Vernon, this 
vear. This is Mr. Minot's native town. 



®bituar\). 

HENRY N. MERRILL. 

On Tuesday morning. April 25, occurred the 
death of Henry N: Merrill. '54, at his home in 
Haverhill, Mass. Henry Nettleton Merrill was 
born March 23. 1827, in ISIorway, Me. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools and at Bowdoin College. 
After graduation he became principal of the Norway 
Liberal Institute, but later studied law in Portland 
at the office of William Pitt Fessenden. After the 
completion of his studies, he moved to Haverhill 



where he has practiced for forty years. He has 
served for a number of years as associate justice of 
the local court and just three months ago was 
appointed judge. He leaves a widow. His death 
comes as a great shock to his many friends. 

CLASS OF 1859. 

Aretas R. Sanborn, a prominent lawyer of Law- 
rence, Mass., died at Lawrence April 4, 1905. On 
March 18 he was stricken with pneumonia, but par- 
tially recovered from this attack only to succumb 
to heart failure _____^^ 

Mr. Sanborn practiced law in Lawrence until 
January i. iSg.S ; was Register of Deeds for the 
Northern District of Essex County from that date 
until January I, 1904, when he resumed the practice 
of law. 

CLASS OF 1872. 

Dr. William Cummings Shannon, major and 
surgeon, U. S. A., died at Elkhorn, Neb., on Friday, 
April 21. Owing to rapidly failing health for the 
past few years, he resided in Elkhorn during the 
summer and at Hot Springs, Ark., during the win- 
ter. Dr. Shannon graduated from Bowdoin, Class 
of '72. and immediately went to Bellevue Medical 
College. N. Y. After securing his degree of a phy- 
sician he entered the army and from 1875 served at 
many army posts throughout the country. He is 
survived by a wife. 



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VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 5, 1905. 



NO. 3. 



EXETER, 9; BOWDOIN, U 

Bowdoin lost to Exeter on Wednesday of 
last week by the score of 9 to i. As the 
score indicates, the game was somewhat one- 
sided, the visitors having the game well in 
hand after the first inning. Bowdoin lost 
through inability to hit Jones, while the visit- 
ors hit Files freely. Bowdoin also made 
some errors that contributed materially to her 
downfall. 

Exeter showed up in splendid form in all 
departments of the game, the base running of 
the team being especially noticeable. In 
fielding Bowdoin played as good a game as 
did the visitors except for the errors already 
mentioned. 

Exeter took the field at the opening of the 
game. White secured a single. Abbott was 
out, H. Jones to Bankart. Clarke struck out 
and Greene was out, pitcher to first. 

For Exeter, \'aughn was out. White to 
Greene. Flock flied out to Lewis. H. Jones 
then drove the ball over the right field fence, 
thus securing a home run. T. Jones singled, 
stole second and scored on an error. Blake 
was out at first. 

In the second Bowdoin was retired quickly. 
Ellis struck out. Stanwood fouled out and 
Files struck out. 

For Exeter Connolly flied out to Lewis 
and Kelly was out to Hodsdon. Burnett and 
Vaughn got a base on balls. Flock went out. 
White to Greene. 

During the fifth and sixth inning the vis- 
itors secured the remainder of their runs on 
hits and errors. Bowdoin secured her only 
run in the sixth when Clarke drove the ball 
over the right field fence and circled the bases. 

The summary : 

Exeter. 



Vaughn, ss 3 

Flock, If...... 4 

H. Jones, p 4 

T. Jones, c 4 

Blake, 2b 2 

Bankart. ib 3 

Connelly, 3b 4 

Kelley, rf 4 



Burnett, cf 3 o I 2 o o 

Dawley, 2b i o o 2 o o 

Totals 32 9 9 27 II 4 

Bowdoin. 

ab r bh po a e 

White, ss .4 o i o 3 i 

Abbdtt, c 4 o o 2 3 o 

Clarkd, If 4 l i i o I 

Greene, ib 4 o o 11 o o 

Ellis, cf 300300 

Stanwood. 3b 3 o i 2 I I 

Files, p 4 o o o 3 o 

Hodgdon. 2b 3 o o 3 4 o 

Lewis, rf 2 o o 2 o o 

Totals 31 I 3 24 14 3 

Exeter 2 o o o 2 5 o x — 9 

Bowdoin o o o o o i o o — i 

Two-base hits — Flock. Home runs — H. Jones, 
Clarke. First on errors, Exeter, 2 ; Bowdoin, 3. 
Stolen bases — Vaughn 2, Flock. T. Jones 2, Blake, 
Burnett. First on balls — Off H. Jones, 3; off Files, 
6. Struck out — By Jones, 10; by Files, 2. Sacri- 
fice hit — Abbott. Passed ball — T. Jones. Umpire — 
Carigan. Time — 1.30. Attendance — 500. 



THE VERMONT TRIP. 

Bowdoin lost both games scheduled with 
University of Vermont at Burlington last 
week, the first game by a score of 5 to i, and 
the second 9 to 8. Both games were fast 
exhibitions of base-ball, although they were 
characterized by hard hitting on the part of 
both teams. 

In the Saturday's game the score was a tie 
at the end of the eighth inning, but Vermont 
managed to secure another run in the ninth. 
Bowdoin pla^'ed a splendid fielding game on 
both days. 

The summary for the Saturday game was 
as follows : 

Vermont. 

BH PO A E 

Woodward, c i 11 3 o 

Williams, ss 2 i i o 

Campbell, p 3 o 4 2 

Reulbach, If 2 l i o 

Peck, cf 2 o o o 

Collison, 2b I I I I 

Thomas, rf o i o c 

Grow, 3b 2 I 2 I 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Wiggins, lb I II 

Kibby, rf o o 

Totals 14 27 

BOWDOIN. 



White, ss 

Abbott, c 

J. Clark, If 

Ellis, cf 

Stanwood, 3b 

Files, p 2 

Hodgson, 2b 2 

L>:wis, rf 2 

C. Clark, lb o 



Totals II *24 12 4 

♦Winning run scored with none out. 

Vermont 

Bowdoin 



23010020 I — 9 
12000320 o — 8 



Runs made — By Williams, Campbell 2, Reul- 
bach 2, Peck 2. Grow, Wiggins. J. Clark, Files 3, 
Hodgson 2, Lewis 2. Two-base hits — Campbell 3, 
Woodward, Peck, Reulbach. Three-base hit — Wil- 
liams. Home run — J. Clark. Stolen bases — Colli- 
son 2. Wiggins, Peck, Hodgson. Base on balls — 
Off Campbell, 4; off Files, 3. Struck out — By 
Campbell, 8 ; by Files, 4. Sacrifice hits — Collison. 
Wiggins, Hodgson. Hit by pitched ball — Reulbach. 
Umpire — Murphy. Time — 2h. 

The make-up of the teams in Friday's game was 
similar to that of Saturday with the exception of 
Lewis in the box in the place of Files for Bow- 
doin. while Reulbach took the place of Campbell for 
Vermont. 



ERRORLESS GAME. 

The Second Team opened its season on 
Saturday, April 29, by defeating Kent's Hill 
Academy in a hotly contested game at 
Kent's Hill. The score was 6 to 2 and 
though from the start it was evident that the 
Second was superior, yet the Kent's Hill 
team put up a plucky fig'ht. Stewart, '05, 
pitched a fine game for the Second, giving 
only one base on balls. Only three hits were 
made off him. The team fielded perfectly, 
and not an error was made in spite of the 
unevenness of the diamond. 

The line-up of the teams was as follows: 

BOWDOIN 2ND. 
AE R IB SB PO A E 

Stewairt, p 4 i i o I 4 o 

Lawrence, c 4 o o 1 S 2 o 

Greene, ib 4 I i 2 11 o o 

Pike, 2b 4 o I o 3 i 

Crowley, 3b 3 o i I 2 1 o 

Packard, ss 5 o 1 o i 2 o 

Sawyer, Briggs, le. 4 i o o o o o 



Redman, cf i 2 o 3 o o 

Houghton, rf 3 i o i o o 

32 6 5 7 27 10 o 

Kent's Hill. 

ab r ie sb pc a e 
Blake (Manter) p. 3 o o o o 2 o 

Carey, c 3 o o o g o o 

Greene, ib 31 i o 12 i 2 

Quincy. 2b 3002321 

Manter (Blake), 3b 4 o i 0020 

Carter, ss 3 o o o 2 2 

Spurkng ( Part- 
ridge J l.f 3 o o o I I o 

Charles, cf 3 i I o o o o 

Hunnewell, r.f 3000000 

28 3 3 2 27 io____3' 
Two-base hits — Greene (Bowdoin) and Greene 
(Kent's Hill). Double plays — Packard to Crow- 
ley. Base on balls — Off Stewart, i; off Blake, 3; 
off Manter, 2. Hit by pitched ball — Redman. Left 
on bases — Bowdoin, 3 ; Kent's Hill, i. Struck out — 
By Stewart, 8 : by Manter, 9. Time — i hour 50 
minutes. 



PRESIDENT HYDE AT SUNDAY 
CHAPEL. 

President Hyde's remarks last Sunday 
afternoon were characterized b}^ great earnest- 
ness. He said in part : 

"Christ always called things by their right 
names and in words whose meaning could not 
be misunderstood. With Him every man 
was not either respectable, or not respectable, 
but every man was either a thief or a mur- 
derer, or a giver and saver of life. 

The same principle here set forth holds 
to-day ; it is exemplified in all the trades. The 
workman who loafs, or who turns out an 
inferior grade of work, is really a thief, while 
on the other hand the one who is upright in 
all he does, who turns out the finest grade of 
work, who makes some use of every moment 
is a saver of life. 

The main distinction between the Christ- 
ian and the non-Christian is found here, the 
Christian is a giver and a saver of life, while 
the non-Christian is a profligate, a thief or a 
murderer." 



COMMANDER PEARY HERE MAY 11.. 

The news that Commander Robert E. 
Peary is to lecture before the college is 
received with genuine pleasure. The national 
attention that he has drawn to himself during 
the past few years has made him the most 



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interesting figure among our alumni. Every 
one is proud of his name and the fame he 
brings to Bowdoin. Pie will come under the 
auspices of the Ibis. We should give him a 
rousing reception and fill old Memorial to the 
doors. We should consider him not only the 
guest of the Ibis but of the entire college as 
well. The Or[ent congratulates the Ibis on 
being able to secure Commander Peary. 



game as the men on the team are. The fact 
that we can best show an interest in the team 
and loyalty to the college by attending Satur- 
day's game hardly needs mention. Lewiston 
is only a short distance from here and the 
Orient feels confident that it is making no 
unjust demand when it expects that a large 
majority of the students will accompany the 
team and cheer it on to victory. 



THE "MAGISTRATE." 

The "Magistrate," Arthur W. Pinero's 
bright and lively comedy, drew a fair sized 
audience in the Town Hall, Wednesday. The 
excellency of the play deserved a much larger 
attendance. 

Harvey in the title role, although sufl^er- 
ing from an attack of tonsilitis, deserves espe- 
cial mention. His work in the third act with 
Sanborn would honor the professional. "Mrs. 
Posket" and "Charlotte Verrinder," as 
pla3'ed by Bartlett and Rundlett were excep- 
tionally strong psrts. Williams played the 
difficult part of "Cis Farringdon" in a manner 
pleasing to all. 

The entire cast, in fact, did themselves 
proud. Seldom is an amateur performance 
presented in such an acceptable manner. We 
congratulate the Dramatic Club on their suc- 
cessful season. Another year we hope that 
several out-of-town trips will be planned. 
Properly conducted they would mean consid- 
erable to the college. 



NOTICES. 



THE BATES GAME. 

Saturday marks the real beginning of 
Bowdoin's base-ball season. The game with 
Bates is the first on the list of the struggle 
for the championship of Maine. Above all, 
we should not be discouraged because of the 
reverses with which our team has met. The 
true battle is yet to come and we may feel sure 
that the team will do all in their power to 
open the Maine games successfully. But we 
must not forget that the team needs encour- 
agement. The attendance at the game so far 
this season has not been remarkably heavy, 
nor has the cheering exactly made the "welkin 
ring." 

Every undergraduate and alumnus is just 
as anxious to have Bowdoin win the Bates 



THE HAWTHORNE PRIZE. 

The Hawthorne Prize of Forty Dollars, 
given by Mrs. George C. Riggs (Kate Doug- 
las Wiggin), is awarded annually to the 
author of the best short story. The compe- 
tition is open to members of the Sophomore, 
Junior, and Senior Classes. The stories 
offered in this competition must be not less 
than fifteen hundred words in length and 
must be left at Room 3, Memorial Hall, not 
later than Tuesday, May 16. 



COMMENCEMENT PARTS. 

All Seniors appointed on the provisional 
list of Commencement speakers are reciuired 
to write Commencement parts. These parts, 
which should be about twelve hundred words 
in length, will be due Tuesday, May 16. 



Juniors are urged to attend marching reg- 
ularly in view of the near approach of Ivy 
Day." 

Per order, Marshal. 



THEMES. 

The third themes of the semester will be due 
Friday, May 12. 

Subjects. 

For all Freshmen and for Sophomores not tak- 
ing English 4 : 

I; Ought the American Board of Foreign Mis- 
sions to Accept Gifts from Mr. Rockefeller? 

2. The New Eligibility Rules. 

3. Should Bowdoin Debate with Bates? (See 
editorial article in Orient, April 28, 1905.) 

4. A Memorial Day Address. 

5. A Short Story. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



R. G^ WEBBER, 1906 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Editor-in-Chief. 



Associate Editors: 



H. P. WINSLOW, 1906. 
H. E. WILSON, 1907. 
R. A. CONY, 1907. 
W. S. LINNELL, 1907. 
A. L. ROBINSON, 1908. 



R. H. HUPPER, 1908. 
R. A. LEE, 1908. 
H. G. GIDDINGS, A.B., of the 
Medical School, 1907. 



G. C. SOULE, 1906, .... Business Manager. 
A. J. VOORHEES, 1907. • Ass't Business Manager. 

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All communications regarding subscriptions should 
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men who have at heart the best interests of 
their college. The healthy spiritual inter- 
course of the ten daj's never fails to bring out 
the finest Christian courtesy and best fellow- 
feeling. The aims are not single. To spirit- 
ual training is added rare social privileges 
and attractive opportunities for athletic recre- 
ation. Around the central purpose has grown 
up a varied conference life. A series of base- 
ball games, tennis and golf tournaments and 
track meets fill out the program. Some of 
the ablest speakers obtainable present student 
needs and problems in college life. They are 
men who give all their time and attention to 
student work. 

Whether Association member or not a 
man finds himself in a clear, bracing, moral 
and spiritual atmosphere in which he draws 
deep inspiration. It is at such gatherings 
that the reasonableness of religion and the 
attractiveness of Christianity is revealed. 

No better or greater experience could 
come to a man during his college course. 
Bowdoin men will do well to consider this 
intercollegiate gathering. We should be rep- 
resented this vear better than ever before. 



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No. 3 



The Orient takes pleasure in announcing 
the election of W. S. Linnell, '07, to the stafif 
of Associate Editors. 



The growing popularity of 
The Northfield ^^^ Northfield Student 
Student Conference Conferences is the strong- 
est testimonial of their merit. Each year 
finds a larger and larger attendance. Its 
practical worth attracts national recognition. 
More than any other student gathering, for 
whatever purpose, the conference has become 
an intercollegiate affair. Larger than any 
fraternity conclave, broader than any collegi- 
ate convention, this conference receives the 
most representative men of all the eastern col- 
leges. Last year 600 men representing 100 
institutions were present. 

The purpose underlying the conference is 
to make more influential the lives of those 



The old custom of Seniors 
Caps and Gowns, wearing caps and gowns 

during the spring term 
has, of late, entirely dropped out of use. 
Scarcely any undergraduate has seen this cus- 
tom carried out and yet it is one that ought 
not to die. It has been customary for the 
Seniors to wear both caps and gowns on 
.Sundays and the cap alone during the week. 
It is a pleasing custom and tends to remind 
the undergraduates that commencement is 
approaching and another class is to leave the 
college forever. It heightens the respect 
with which we should regard the oldest mem- 
bers of the institution and, besides, gives the 
college a more distinctively college appear- 
ance. The Orient and also the whole stu- 
dent body, we believe, hopes to see this old 
custom once more in vogue. Seniors, we 
look to vou to revive it. 



The game with Bates 

To=Morrow's to-morrow is our first in 

Game. the Maine college series. 

The success or failure of 

our team will in large measure be the estimate 

for the entire season, not onl}' for ourselves 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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but for the rest of the colleges. Bowdoin 
will play her best teain and the students 
should do all in their power to encourage the 
men on to victory. There is nothing like vig- 
orous and well organized cheering to incite 
and stimulate a team to its best efforts. We 
can rest assured that the team will put forth 
every endeavor to bring back a victory and 
only by our attendance and cheering can we 
help them. Every one should feel the 
importance of this game and attend. 



What better instance of 

, „ ■^- the true devotion of an 

In Recognition. , ^ , . ., 

alumnus to his Alma 

Mater; what act more 
worthy to be the last of his life than that exem- 
plified in the recent gift of Professor Alpheus 
S. Packard, of the Class of 1861, to this col- 
lege? Professor Packard has bequeathed the 
choicest books of his extensive library, 
amounting to about two-thirds of the entire 
number of volumes, to be added to the college 
library. He has taken great care in collecting 
this private library which consists almost 
wholly of authoritative treaties on Geology 
and Zoology. Professor Packard was himself a 
recognized authority on these branches of 
study and consequently his selections must be 
from the most reliable books on the subject. 
This addition to our already large library is 
deeply appreciated by the college and his final 
contribution will be a lasting memorial to a 
devoted son of Old Bowdoin. 



During the base-ball and 

Track foot-ball season, much 

"Second Team." credit and thanks are given 

most justl}' to the second 
teams, who help to make the work of the first 
better. But right here the Orient wishes to 
say a word in behalf of those men who have 
come out for track this spring and not "made 
good." These deserve great credit and 
thanks. No matter what may have been their 
results, they have shown the college spirit, 
have been willing to try, and have done their 
best for Bowdoin's track team. To them we 
would say : "Above all, don't be discouraged ; 
what you haven't accomplished this year, you 
will next. If you have missed your proper 
event this year, next year you'll be a year older 
with a year's more experience." 



Is Bowdoin to retain the 

T_ 1 K4.UI f liossession of the track 
1 rack Athletics. ' , , • -, t^i • 

championship? ihis is 

the burning question of 
every Bowdoin student and every one else in 
Maine who is interested in the slightest in 
college athletics. Can we? Will we? 
Never were the results more uncertain, never 
have indications pointed to a greater struggle 
for this championship. The invincible do-or- 
die spirit that characterizes Bowdoin and her 
strongest rivals will soon be put to the severest 
test. We hope to win. How are we going to 
support the team which will put forth such 
stupendous effort for Bowdoin and on which 
we bank all our hopes and fears. Clearly 
there is no better way than by attending cii 
masse the meet at Orono on the thirteenth. 
Low rates will be offered and every one 
should make some sacrifice to be there 'and 
help cheer the team on to victory. 



The system of cuts under 
Double Cuts and which recitations are now 

the Holiday. conducted was adopted in 
conjunction with the pres- 
ent semester plan. To prevent needless and 
persistent absence from classes the number of 
cuts was restricted to five in each course and 
double cuts imposed three days before and 
after vacations and holidays. While we 
recognize the need of a full attendance at. 
classes if they are to be conducted success- 
fully yet as applied to single day holidays the 
double cut rule does seem too severe. 

To cut during these days, as is often neces- 
sary, results in a speedy exhaustion of the 
specified five. It seems reasonable to ask 
that before single day holidays the cut rule 
should remain as on other days. Students 
would be much better satisfied with a rule 
that gave more freedom. For every holiday 
at present there are six double cut days. Not 
from selfish motives but for protection do the 
students ask for alleviation. The Faculty 
should recognize the student standpoint and 
reconsider the rule. Student sentiment voices 
a change in the present system. 



As the warm spring even- 
College Songs, ings return the Orient. 

again encourages the col- 
lege sings which have been so successful in 
the past. We feel justified in repeating what 



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has so often appeared in these columns when 
we consider the satisfaction coming from 
them. It falls to the Glee Club to favor and 
assist and the students in general to take a 
cordial interest in the gatherings. They draw 
the fellows into closer relationship, and deeper 
devotion for Ahiia Mater. Surely a more 
enjoyable or pleasanter half-hour would be 
hard to find. 



Cbristian association litems. 



Communication. 



J. M. Dudley, State Secretary of the Y. 
M. C. A., has completed his list of speakers 
for the 33d State Convention which will be 
held at Bath, May 5-7, and it is one of the best 
offerings which has ever been made on an 
occasion of that kind in Maine. S. D. Gor- 
don of Cleveland, O., C. C. Michener, C. K. 
Ober, John F. Morse, and Charles W. Gilkey 
of New York, all members of the international 
committee, and Hon. H. B. F. McFarland of 
Washington, D. C, will be among the 
speakers. Maine men who will give addresses 
are Rev. John S. Penman of Bangor, Rev. 
Bowley Green of Portland, George W. Hinck- 
ley of Good Will Farm, East Fairfield, R. A. 
Jordan of Bangor, and Anton Schatzel of 
Portland. 

ANDREW CARNEGIE AND THE COL- 
LEGE PROFESSOR. 

^ The generous hand of Carnegie has again 

gone into that bottomless pocket and drawn 
forth $10,000,000 — this time for pensioning 
aged college professors. Many professors 
become incapacitated through old age who on 
account of the meagre salaries received have 
been unable to accumulate anything. The 
gift will be distributed in universities and will 
exclude the state universities and sectarian 
schools. 



CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK. 

May 6 — 'Varsity vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

Second vs. Bath High at Brunswick. 
May 8 — "Peggy from Paris" at the Empire. 
May 10 — 'Varsity vs. Colby at Waterville. 

Second vs. E. L. H. S. at Bruns- 
wick. 
May II — Commander Peary in Memorial. 
May 13' — Maine Track Meet at Orono. 



To the Editor of the Orient: 

Allow me to correct an unfortunate mis- 
print in the article entitled "The April Quill" 
of your last issue. On page 13, column i, 
lines 8-10, the writer is made to say, "Nor, 
v\'ith occasional exceptions possibly, has the 
undergraduate quality of the publication been 
observed." The last word should read 
'"obscured," thus reversing the meaning as 
printed. It was the writer's intention to com- 
mend the Quill for maintaining its undergrad- 
uate quality notwithstanding the presence of 
graduate contributions in its pages. 

^ W. A. H. 



CoiiCQc Botes. 



Everybody goes to Lewiston to-morrow. 

Professor Files is away this week on college busi- 
ness. 

Stimpson, ex-'o6. is seriously ill with typhoid 
fever. 

H. E. Mitchell, '08, visited Kent's Hill, last Sat- 
urday. 

Lawrence '07, has been elected captain of the 
second team. 

A snow storm on May first is rather unusual, as 
happened this year. 

Hichborn, '07, and Bass, '07, passed Sunday at 
the former's home in Augusta. 

Harold E. Marr, '05, sprained his arm recently, 
while jumping at the Athletic Field. 

A number of the faculty and students saw ^ 
"Parsifal" in Portland on Wednesday. 'r 

The Brunswick High School gives a play in Ger- 
man at the Assembly Hall next Tuesday night. 

Levi Turner, Jr., '86, and Llewellyn Barton. Esq., 
'84, were on the campus Wednesday, April 26. 

The Hawthorne Prize Story is due May 16. The 
Commencement parts are also due on the same date. 

A number of students attended the May ball 
given by the Colonial Club at Bath, last Monday 
night. 

A large number of students attended the pre- 
sentation of "Parsifal" at the Jefferson, Tuesday 
night. 

The girls' basket-ball season of B. H. S. closed 
last Tuesday, when the High School defeated the 
.'Mumnae. 

The Review of Reviews Company is offering 
some excellent opportunities for employment during 
the summer. 

The Portland Ex/tress of last Saturday evening 
contained a picture of the victorious relay team of 
last winter. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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Froni posters scattered around town, it seems 
^ that roller skating is once more to become the rage 
' ' in Brunswick. 

H. D. Evans, 'oi. Professor of Chemistry at 
Thornton Academy, was in Brunswick last week 
for a short visit. 

W'iggin. who played first on last year's ball 
team, is playing the same position on the Uni- 
versity of Vermont team. 

Preparations are being made to move the Greene 
house, which is to be used for the Delta Upsilon 
Chapter House. The piazzas have already been cut 
off. 

The Betas and A. D.'s played an exciting game 
of ball on the Athletic field last Saturday. The 
final score resulted in favor of the Alpha Deltas, 
10-9. 

A number of students attended the Bath High 
School play last Friday night. It was a very suc- 
cessful performance and a large audience was 
present. 

The Brunswick minstrels presented their annual 
performance in the Town Hall last Friday evening. 
The Sturgis Bill and the Brunswick girls had to 
receive many a cruel blow. 

The 1906 Bugle is rapidly nearing completion 
and it is expected that it will appear on Ivy Day 
as usual. This issue is to be especially fine, the 
excellence of the cuts being a feature. 

The Maine State Commissioners appointed by 
Governor Cobb to the Lewis and Clark and James- 
town Expositions at Portland. Ore., have decided to 
reproduce as the Ma'ue State Building the Port- 
land home of Henry W. Longfellow, Class of 1825. 

Fast Day was very quiet on the campus. A 
greater part of the student body visited their 
homes or friends in neighboring cities or towns. 
A large number of visitors were about the college 
during the day. • 

Professor Lee presented stereopticon views at 
a union service held in the Congregational Church 
in Augusta, last Sunday nigli/t, in a connection 
with a lecture given by Rev. G. W. Hinckley of 
Good Will Farm. 

Trout fishing is proving to be a favorite sport 
with the students. A great many fish stories are 
going the rounds and some say that "Coot" Rund- 
lett caught one trout at the Waterworks at least 
six inches long. 

On May 12 and 1.3 Prof. F. C. Robinson attends 
the meeting of the New England Section of the 
American Society of Chemical Industry, which meets 
at Boston. Prof. Robinson is a member of the 
Executive Committee. 

Notice has been given that the games between 
Edward Little High School and the second team 
will be played on the Whittier field. May 10, instead 
of at Auburn. The second game will come a 
week later'. May 17, at Auburn. 

Clyde E. Osborne, ex-'o8, who was appointed 
by Congressman Powers to take the examinations 
for Annapolis, was on the campus, last week for 
a few hours. Mr. Osborne was on his way from 
his home in Fort Fairfield to Annapolis. 



Professor Lee went to Portland last Monday 
n'ght to attend the meeting of the Portland 
Natural History Society. 

The Hebron Semester recently published an arti- 
cle by Hupper, '08, entitled "At i?owdoin." It .set 
forth the advantages and life in general of Bowdoin 
students and gave a fair representation of the col- 
lege to preparatory school men. 

The various tennis courts have now been put into 
shape, and promise to be in an unusually fine con- 
dition this year. Play has already begun, and the 
college team is hard at work. The Maine College 
Tournament comes right after the Maine Meet. 

Alpha Delta Phi won ' an "exciting"? game of 
base-ball last Saturday from the Betas. The score 
of 10 to 9 by no means indicates the wonderful dis- 
play of base runn'ng and fielding of the team. 
Tommy Tucker's mastery of the spit ball is com- 
plete. Finn's phenomenal work at second won many 
rounds of applause. "Coot" Rundlett's fielding was 
prodigious. 

Charles W. Morse, '77, has bought out the Met- 
ropolitan Steamship Line which operates a line of 
freight steamers between Boston and New York. 
Mr. Alorse is heavily interested in the Eastern ■ " 
Steamship Company, and already controls all but 
two of the steamship lines running east of Boston. 
The Metropolitan consists of a line of four large 
iron screw steamers, and is valued at considerably 
over a million. 

Kate Douglas Wiggin, Litt.D., Bowdoin's new 
Doctor of Literature, was recently honored by a _/ 
request to deliver an address on American Litera- 'h 
lure before the Edinburgh Philosophical Institution 
during the coming season. This famous society 
has had for its successive presidents, Adam Black, 
Christopher North, Lord Macaulay, Lord Brougham, 
Thomas Carlyle, and Miss Gladstone. The Earl of 
Rosebury is president at the present time. 

The English Department of the Maine Associa- 
tion of Schools and Colleges, and the Maine Mod- 
ern Language Association will hold their annual 
meet'ngs at Colby College, at Waterville, Friday 
and Saturday, May 19 and 20. Professor Files, 
Secretary of the Modern Language Association, and 
Prof. Mitchell. Secretary of the English Depart- 
ment Association, are busy arranging the program 
for the meetings which at present give promise of 
being a success. 

The officials of the Maine Meet have been elected 
as follows : Marshal, G. W. Carle. U. of M. Track 
Events : Referee, G. R. Lee, Portland ; Judges, H. 
A. Wing of Lewiston, W. W. Bolster, Jr., of Lew- 
iston and E. A. Parker, Skowhegan ; Timers, A. 
L. Grover, Orono, Dr. F. N. Whittier and E. Rice 
of Waterville: Starter, A. S. McCreadie of Portland; 
Scorer, E. C. Wilson of Bates. Field Events : Meas- 
urers, E. T. Clason of South Paris, Harry Lewis of 
Bowdoin, and J. W. Crowe of U. of M. ; Judges, 
Thomas of Hebron, A. F. Laferriere of Hebron; 
Scorer, Cotton of Colby, and Announcer, R. E. Hall 
of Bowdoin. 

Professor Springer and four students from the 
University of Maine are at the home of D. C. 
Purington setting out small pine trees. They have 
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fifteen thousand smalt trees during the past week. 
Three thousand small pines were shipped to Con- 
necticut, where they will be used in the park- 
system : three thousand three hundred and fifty 
were shipped to Professor E. C. Carter of Harvard, 
who will set them out in Livermore, Mass., and 
about seven thousand five hundred have been 
shipped to Vermont parties. Brunswick is prob- 
ably the only town in the State that carries on a 
business of this kind. The work of raising, plant- 
ing and taking care of the small pines planted on 
the town common, is done by the Village Improve- 
ment Society under the immediate direction of 
Austin Carey, '87. 



nDebical School Botes. 



Pettingill, '07, was called to his home at Wayne, 
Saturday, by the illness of his sister. 

Dolloff, '07, who was in Portsmouth for several 
days on business, returned to Brunswick, last week 
and immediately resumed his duties as demon- 
strator of Anatomy. 

Lewis. '07, is prepared to give talks on Masonic 
initiations. He took the second degree last Satur- 
day evening. 

During the game with Exeter last week, 
Greene, who was sliding to second in the sixth 
inning, was accidentally spiked by one of the visit- 
ing players, receiving a gash in the side of his 
neck, which required three stitches to close it. 

Saunders. '07, was obliged to spend Friday and 
Saturday of last week in Portland. 

Cox. 'oS. spent Fast Day with friends in Gar- 
diner, He went fishhing. but declines to say just 
how many he caught. 

Greene. '08, the 'varsity first-baseman, did not 
feel that he could spare the time for the Vermont 
trip with the ball-team. He did, however, go to 
Kent's Hill with the second, Saturday. 

Because several of the men could not attend, 
the gathering of the Second Year Class, which 
was to have been held at the Inn last Saturday, 
was postponed to Thursday of this week. A 
report of the affair will appear in the next issue. 

Alpha Kappa Kappa has invited Phi Chi to 
play a game of ball, and wdien the teams from the 
two fraternities cross bats, which will be in the 
near future, there will be a game worth going 
miles to see. 

The innovation, adopted this year, of allowing 
the second year men a third part to dissect, is 
one which meets with the hearty approval of all 
the students. Heretofore, they have had but two 
parts, and often times have we heard expressed 
the wish that there might be an opportunity for 
doing the third. The Department of Anatomy 
has now taken the step which will bring about the 
fullfilment of this wish. For this step the men 
take this opportunity of expressing their apprecia- 
tion. 

The second year men began last week, to do 
their individual demonstrations of the blood-count. 
The exactness and detail which the technique 
demands is proving rather trying, in some 
instances, for the patience. 



Geer, '08, played on the evening of April 23, 
for the Foresters' dance at Bath. 

WILLIAM B, SMALL, A,B,, M,D, 

When on April 13, Dr, William B, Small of 
Lewiston passed quietly to rest after forty-two 
years of life, Maine lost one of her worthiest sons, 
and at the same time one of her truest, most widely 
known, and ablest physicians. 

While he was not graduated from the Maine 
Medical School, we feel that we have a certain right 
to claim him as one of our sons., for it was here 
that he began his professional studies, which 
he completed three years later for his degree, at 
the Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York 
City, After practically three years service at the 
Randall Island Hospital, which service he won by 
competitive examination, he settled in Lewiston, 
which city had been practically always his home, 
and where, in the enjoyment of a fine practice, he 
lived to the time of his death. Throughout the 
state he was regarded as standing at the head of 
his profession, and from distant parts his opinions 
were often sought. 

He was for years before his death an actively 
interested member of The Maine Academy of Medi- 
cine and Science, as president of which he made his 
associates to feel his kindly and learned influence, 
through his frecfuent addresses and intelligent dis- 
cussions of vital topics. 

He was also at one time President of the Andro- 
scoggin Medical Association, and of the O, A, Horr 
Medical Association, He belonged to The Maine 
Med'cal Association, to The American Medical 
Society, served on the staff of The Central Maine 
General Hospital, and was an Honorary Member 
of Theta Charge of the Alpha Kappa Kappa Fra- 
ternity. 

To the sorrowing mother, to the wife and two 
children, the members of the Maine Medical School 
extend true sympathy. 



SOPHOMORE PRIZE DECLAMATIONS, 
In view of the change adopted with regard to the 
Sophomore prize speakers the three lower classes 
have each chosen ten men and from these the final 
contestants will be picked. The preliminary list is 
as follows : From 1906. P, R, Andrews. Bartlett, 
Boody, H. P. Chapman, P. F. Chapman, Childs, 
Clark, Favinger, Perry. Stetson. From 1907, Allen, 
Duddy, Leydon, Linnell, Pike, Redman, W, E, 
Roberts, Sargent, Snow, Voorhees, From 1908, 
Briggs, Cox, Donnell, Foss, Gregson, Hupper, M, 
P. Merrill, Morrison, Putnam, C. M. Robinson. 



PRELIMINARY TRIALS. 
The preliminary trials for the track teams for 
the Maine meet were held Monday afternoon. 
The men were tried out in the regular manner and 
the team will be made up from the men winning 
good places in the trials. Despite the cold 
weather and the strong wind the candidates made 
good time in the dashes and distances. The men 
are working with a will and Coach Hobbs and 
Captain Denning are certainly doing their part 
toward making up a good team to represent the 
college. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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GREEK 8. 

A course in Greek literature in translation, to 
be called Greek 8, is ofFered as an elective to 
Seniors and Juniors for the first semester of igo5- 
1906. This course will include a study of the 
political and social conditions of Greece in the 
lyric age, and of Athens in the fifth century, B. C. 
The literary works to be studied will be the best 
extant monodic and choral lyrics, and several plays 
from each of the dramatic poets, Aeschylus, 
Sophocles. Euripides, and Aristophanes. 

F. E. Woodruff. 



LIBRARY BOOKS RECENTLY ADDED 



Smith, A. M. Westminster Abbey. 

This volume is one of a series describing famous 
buildings and places, and illustrating them by pic- 
tures in color. This has twenty-one such pictures 
showing all parts of the abbey, while the text takes 
up the different points of interest in detail and gives 
full descriptions of them. (914.21 : S 64) 

Burne^Jones, Georgiana. Memorials of Edward 
Burne^Jones. 

This work is an extended sketch of the life of 
the artist written by his wife. It not only gives a 
clear picture of the man as he appeared to those who 
knew him most intimately, but it relates many inci- 
dents of h's friends in art and literature, who were 
among the leaders of English thought in those lines, 
William Morris, Ruskin, Watts, Swinburne, and 
Rosetti. The book is handsomely illustrated 
throughout. (B:B 931-2) 

Dellenbaugh, F. S. Breaking the Wilderness. 

A vnlnme describing the early history of the 
great West. The customs of the aborigines, the 
character of the country and its animal inhabitants, 
and the early explorations and settlements of the 
white people are vividly portrayed. (973:038) 

Porritt, Edward. The Unreformed House of Com= 
mons. 

A work in two volumes dealing with Parliamen- 
tary representation in England and Wales, in Scot- 
land and in Ireland, prior to the Reform of 1832. 
The history of the changes which this underwent, 
in all four countries, the rights and usages of the 
House of Commons and its members and its rela- 
tion to the House of Lords, are all fully dealt with. 
(328.42: P81) 

Ward, Mrs. Humphrey. The Marriage of William 
Ashe. 

This is Mrs. Ward's latest novel, and was issued 
originally serially in Harfier's Magazine. The hero- 
ine, Lady Kitty, leads a wild and impetuous life, 
causing her husband, William Ashe, much trouble 
and sorrow, but finally dies in his arms forgiven. 
Many incidents in the book are. said to have been 
founded on happenings in the life of Byron. 
(823.89: W 10) 



Hlumni personals. 

CLASS OF 1873. 
Francis M. Hatch, justice of the Supreme Court 
of Hawaii, recently tendered his resignation 
from that position owing to ill health. Mr. Hatch 
was one of the earliest leaders of the annexation 
movement in Hawaii, and took part in it some time 
before the fall of Queen Liliuokalani. He was one 
of the thirteen members of the committee of safety 
formed in January, 1893, and was president of the 
Annexation Club. Soon after the formation of the 
provisional government, under President Dole, he 
was elected as its Vice-President and the last yeap' 
he accepted the office of Minister of Foreign Affairs, 
the conduct of which reflected great credit upon 
him. He was born in Portsmouth, N. H., coming 
from a family of lawyers, and went to Hawaii 
shortly after his graduation from college. He 
entered the office of his uncle, who was chief justice 
of the islands under the royal government, and 
practiced there until he came prominently into 
public life. Justice Hatch is of quiet and reserved 
nature, a great favorite among all classes of 
Hawaiians. including even the Royalists, and is gen- 
erally regarded as the most popular man in the 
islands. He has great power and fervor as a public 
speaker, the great speech that he delivered in Hono- 
lulu in 1893 in support of the new government, is 
still remembered as being among the best of recent 
years. His public papers while Hawaiian Minister 
of Foreign Affairs were those of a skilled diplo- 
matist and statesman, commanding the respect and 
attention of all foreign governments. The conduct 
of his whole office was such as to reflect great credit 
on himself. He was appointed to his recent position 
last July. He will retire to private life. 

CLASS OF 1889. 

William M. Emery, Class of '89, of Fall River, 
Mass.. editor and author of the Chadbourn G.eneal- 
ogy, is now at work upon a genealogy of the Deer- 
ing family of southwestern Maine. The family 
figured prominently in the early history of Sanford, 
Waterboro. Scarboro, Kittery, Gorham, Portland 
and Saco. and has spread to many places. 

John R. Clark is now located at 1220 Sutter 
Street, San Francisco. Cal., where he is practicing 
medicine. Mr. Clark taught one year at Kenne- 
bunk after graduation, then went to Kansas City, 
•Mo., as assistant cashier of a bank, remaining there 
about one and one-half years. He ne.xt entered the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons. New York 
City, graduating in 1895. He secured a hospital 
appointment which he filled till he was appointed 
contract surgeon at Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., by the 
government during the Spanish-American War. He 
was later transferred to the U. S. General Hospital 
at the Presidio. San Francisco. There he remained 
two years, at the end of which time he resigned to 
enter upon private practice. In February, 1902. he 
was married to Miss Maud Mullens, of San Fran- 
cisco. 

CLASS OF 1890. 

George B. Chandler, Class of 1890, formerly with 
the New York Mutual Life Insurance Company, has 
recently engaged with the American Book Company. 



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Mr. Chandler, though a former Democrat, took a 
prominent part in the last presidential campaign, 
supporting President Roosevelt. He is a forceful 
and eloquent speaker, and his services were in good 
demand during the campaign. He will be remem- 
bered by associates as the winner of many prizes 
when in college. 

CLASS OF 1893. 

The Church of Christ at Millis, Mass., has 
extended a call to the Rev. Herbert Lindsay 
McCann of Gray, Me., and he has written a letter 
of acceptance. He will end his pastorate at Gray 
about the middle of May, and will assume his new 
duties June I. 

CLASS OF 1895. 

Charles M. Pennell. principal of the Farmington 
High School, was elected superintendent of the 
Brunswick and Freeport school district, Monday. 
He will begin his duties here August i, devoting 
two-thirds of his time to Brunswick, one-third to 
Freeport. 

CLASS OF 1897. 

Rev. Charles B. Lamb, Class of 1897, is pastor of 
the Metliodist Church at Goodwin's Mills. 

£. C. Davis. '97. was ordained as the pastor of 
Unity Church, Pit'tsfield, Mass., April 7, 1905. 

CLASS OF 1898. 
W. W. Lawrence. Class of 1898, who has been 
an instructor in Kansas University, has recently 
been elected Assistant Professor of English at 
Columbia. 

CLASS OF 1900. 

Among the recent nominations of Governor 
Cobb for the various State offices is that of R. S. 
Edwards of Rockland, as State Assayer. 

Edgar Llewellyn Pennell, ALD., Class of igoo. 
is located at Kingfield, Me., where he has a large 
practice. 

John Sewall Milliken. Class of igoo. Medic, is 
located in Readfield, Mc, where he has a large 
and increasing practice. 

The engagement of Miss Ray Tomlinson, only 
daughter oi Mrs. Edward Tomlinson of Portland, 
and Robert Chapman, of the Class of 1900, son of 
Hon. C. J. Chapman, was announced April ig. 

Fred \J. Ward. Class of igoo, is principal of Fox- 
croft Academy. The Dover High School has 
recently been joined with this Academy, a new 
building has been erected and the institution is in a 
flourishing condition. 

CLASS OF 1901. 
Henry A. Martelle, Bowdoin. igoi, Johns Hop- 
kins Medical School, igo.s. has just been appointed 
House Physician at the Hartford, Conn., Hospital. 
The appointment was the" result of a competitive 
examination. 



®bituar\). 



After graduating from the Bowdoin Medical School 
in 1871, he returned to his native city where he prac- 
ticed until t]ie time of his death, being universally 
respected by his fellow-citizens. 



•ffn /IDemoriam. 



It is with the deepest regret that Theta Chapter 
of Alpha Kappa Kappa records the passing of Wil- 
liam B. Small, A.B.. M.D., of Lewiston, in whom we 
had a firm and faithful brother. 

During his active life as a student and as a prac- 
titioner of medicine, he was a man of sterling 
worth, of spotless character, and one whose counsel 
and friendship, to younger men in the profession, as 
well as to the older ones, were of much value. 

Dr. Small's death is a cause of sorrow to many, 
and to his family and his friends the Chapter extends 
its sincere fellow-feeling. 

James' F. Cox, 
Olin S. Pettingill, 
Harold G. Giddings, 

For tlic Cliat>tcr. 



DR. N. PRENTISS POTTER. 
Dr. N. Prentiss Potter, one of Bridgton's oldest 
practicing physicians, died at his home on Tuesday, 
April iS. Dr. Potter was born in Bridgton in 1845. 



WATCH REPAIRING. 

Mainsprings, 75c. Cleaning, $1.00. 
The Two Combined, $1.50. 

HERBERT S. HARRIS, I28 Front St., Bath, Me. 

Teleplione 224-5. 

WHEN A STUDENT .. 

Furnishes His Room 

IT MAY BE A CARPET, 

IT MAY BE A RUG, 

IT MAY BE DRAPERIES, 

IT MAY BE "WALL PAPERS and 

MOULDINGS. 

A trip on the Trolleys to B.ilh's Big Store will satisfy 
the nio.'.t ex.icling lli.it we have 

QUALITY, STYLE, and LOWEST PRICES 

nt Batii's Bli Departiqeal Slore. 

D. T. PERCY & SONS. 

W,: Pay the Freight. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 12, 1905. 



NO. 4. 



BOWDOIN, 6; BATES, 3. 

Bowdoin won a great victory over Bates at 
base-ball on the Garcelon Field at Lewiston, 
Saturday afternoon, by the score of 6 to 3 in 
the opening game of the Maine College series. 
The game was a most interesting one and the 
small number of college men who went up to 
see the contest were well rewarded for their 
loyalty. 

While the game was not necessarily a great 
surprise, it may be truthfully said that Bow- 
doin was not over-confident. It has been 
believed that Bates has got a large number of 
promising base-ball men this season, and it 
was expected that they would play fast ball in 
the opening game on their home diamond. 
But good hitting, fa.st fielding and splendid 
team work counted and Bowdoin won a great 
victory. 

The game opened with Bowdoin at the 
bat. White was out on strikes. Abbott was 
safe on an error by Austin, and Clarke flied 
out to right field. With two out it did not 
look like a score for Bowdoin, but Stanwood 
drove the ball into the outfield for two bases 
and Abbott scored. Ellis struck out. 

Bates failed to score in this inning. Lord 
was out, Stanwood to Greene, Wight was 
out, Hodgson to Greene and Randall was out 
on the same play. 

Bowdoin was out easily in her half of the 
second. For Bates, Austin singled and Wilder 
and Rogers bunted, Austin scoring on a throw 
to second. 

In the third Bowdoin again failed to score. 
Bates, however, secured one run. French sin- 
gled and Doe sacrificed him to second. Lord 
sent the ball into right field and French 
scored, Lord taking third on the following 
play. Then came the most sensational play of 
the game. Wight drove the ball into deep 
left, Clarke making a splendid catch and 
doubling .the ball to the plate and catching 
Lord before he reached home. 

In the fourth Bowdoin clinched the game 
by scoring five runs and forcing Doe to retire 
from the box. Stanwood was safe on an 
error and Greene singled. Ellis singled and 



the bases were full and nobody out. Files got 
a hit to right field that scored two runs, and 
Hodgdon followed with another hit. Crowley 
struck out. White sent one to Austin, who 
failed to handle it quickly, and the bases were 
full again. Abbot then hit and two more men 
scored. Clarke struck out, but Bowdoin was 
four runs ahead. 

During the remainder of the game there 
was not much excitement in the way of scor- 
ing. Bates, however, secured another run in 
the sixth by a throw past Greene of a hot 
grounder on which Kendall scored. 

The game as a whole was a fine exhibition. 
The whole Bowdoin team played fast base-ball 
and the contest was interesting throughout. 
For individual work Stanwood, Greene and 
Abbott perhaps did the best work, while Files 
pitched a fine game, he being very effective at 
critical times, the Bates batsmen being una- 
ble to do anvthing with him when hits counted. 



Conununication. 



For some time past there has been ample 
proof that the undergraduates, as a whole, are 
growing more and more dissatisfied with the 
present method of raising money for the sup- 
port of the athletics of the college. A crisis 
is approaching and there are just two main 
issues. The college must either withdraw 
from intercollegiate athletics or it must find 
some new and better plan for obtaining the 
necessary funds. 

It must be admitted by all, that participa- 
tion in intercollegiate athletics is absolutely 
necessary to the well-being of the college. 
Anyone who has taken the slightest notice 
of existing conditions cannot fail to admit 
that. The withdrawal of any college from 
sport of this kind would mean an immediate 
decrease in the number of students and the 
eventual, if not speedy, death of the college. 
Under the present circumstances, athletics are 
an absolutely necessary branch of college life 
and there is not the slightest indication that 
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for a great many years, if at all. We can, 
therefore, fairly conclude that this issue must 
be thrown aside as impracticable and abso- 
lutely injurious. 

Naturally, then, there must be a change in 
the method of procuring money in order to 
successfully conduct this vital function of 
the college. This is not the first article on 
this subject which has appeared in these col- 
umns. The matter was recently brought up 
before the Athletic Council and though every 
undergraduate member of the Council 
was in favor of a change, the members 
representing the Faculty and the alumni were 
opposed to any departure from the present 
system. The reason for this position was the 
fact that there is a clause in the constitution 
of the college which forbids the levying of 
any tax for the support of athletics by the 
Faculty. That is, no tax for athletics is to be 
included on the term bill. 

But is this entirely consistent? The 
Faculty realize that intercollegiate athletics 
are a necessity ; they also realize that money 
must be raised by the students for the sup- 
port of the same, and it cannot be possible 
that they have not observed that all the stu- 
dents, including the managers of the various 
branches, are thoroughly opposed to a contin- 
uation of the present system. Moreover, this 
clause alluded to, was drawn up when condi- 
tions were entirel}' different from what they 
are now. 

Moreover, this has been a year of radical 
changes in all other departments. The 
Faculty have by no means been backward in 
abolishing old rules when they saw that 
changes were necessary for the welfare of the 
college. There has been the change from the 
three term to the semester system, which has 
involved changes in the cut system, and 
many other new departures. In fact, we have 
changed in all other respects from a college 
of the last generation to a college of the pres- 
ent. Why should we not do the same in ath- 
letics? Since this is a matter which espe- 
cially concerns the students, and since their 
sentiment is unanimously in favor of a change 
why should not plans be introduced by which 
every member of the college should pay an 
equal tax towards the support of this part of 
the college activities in which they are vitally 
interested? 

"1907." 



ALPHA DELTA PHI- CONVENTION. 

The delegates to the seventy-third annual 
convention of Alpha Delta Phi returned 
Tuesday of last week, having spent a most 
enjoyable week in New York as guests of the 
Manhattan Chapter and the Executive Counr i 
cil. The convention headquarters were at l* 
Hotel Astor. All the chapters of the frater- 
nity were represented and a large body of 
alumni and undergraduates also attended, 
making it one of the most generally-attended 
conventions the fraternity has ever held. 

The delegates reached New York 
Wednesday, and on that evening a reception 
was tendered them at the rooms of the Alpha 
Delta Phi Club at 35 West Twenty-Third 
Street. Thursday morning was devoted to 
business sessions and the first part of the 
afternoon. The latter part was devoted to 
pleasure trips in automobiles about the city 
and to the Columbia Chapter House. In the 
evening the delegates enjoyed a theatre party. 

Friday morning and most of the after- 
noon were taken up with business meetings. 
At the last part of this day a reception was 
given at the Manhattan Chapter House. On 
Friday evening occurred the crowning event 
of the convention when the annual banquet 
was held at Hotel Astor, which was about 
the most largely-attended and enthusiastic 
gathering of this kind that the fraternity has 
ever held. 



PSI UPSILON RECEPTION. 

Friday evening. May S, Kappa Chapter of Psi 
Upsilon held its l6th annual reception and dance 
at its chapter house on Maine street. The affair 
was one of the best ever given by the fraternity. 

From 3.30 until 5.30 P.M., Mrs. William A. 
Houghton and Mrs. George T. Files received the 
guests in the fraternity's large living room. The 
rooms were prettily decorated throughout with 
palms, ferns, smilax and cut flowers. During the 
tea, ices, cake and coffee were served. 

From eight o'clock in the evening until early 
morning, a delightful order of twenty dances, end- 
ing with a German, was enjoyed. 

The committee of arrangements consisted of 
Harry Lewis, '05. Philip R. Andrews, '06, Fulton J. 
Redman, '07, and Neal W. Co.x, 'oS. 

The delegates representing the different frater- 
nities were George A. Foster. '05, Alpha Delta 
Phi ; Stanley P. Chase, '05. Delta Kappa Epsilon ; 
Robert E. Hall, '05, Zeta Psi ; Stanley Williams, 
'05, Theta Delta Chi ; Stephen H. Pinkham, '05, 
Kappa Sigma ; Philip K. Greene, '05, Delta 
Upsilon; Carl W. Rundlett, '05, Beta Theta Pi. 



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Among the guests were Miss Ruth Bradstreet 
of Gardiner. Miss Esther Wright, Miss Helen 
Dana, the Misses Fletcher, the Misses Mariotte, 
Mrs. Mariotte of Portland, Miss Eleanor Percy of 
Bath, Miss Martha Cobb, Miss Leola Thorndike of 
Rockland, Miss Gertrude Christopher of Pejepscot, 
Miss Marjorie Carlton of Oldtown, Miss Isabelle 
Forsaith. Miss Alice Knight, Miss Frances Parker, 
JNliss Lulu Woodard. Miss Mae Despeaux, Miss 
Myrtie Booker, Miss Daisy Hubbard, Miss Belle 
Smith and Miss Cecil Houghton of Brunswick. 



PRESIDENT HYDE AT SUNDAY 
CHAPEL. 

President Hyde's remarks at chapel last 
Sunday were forcible and extremely interest- 
ing. 

His address was in part as follows : 

"The matter of distinction is a great thing; 
it is one of the most important things in the 
world that different things be kept in their 
own sphere. 

In regard to matters of judgment this is 
very true. There are two kinds of judgment, 
judgn:ent of facts, and judginent of worth. 
The judgment of fact deals with some circum- 
stance or event that happens to some person or 
body of persons at such a time or under such 
conditions ; the judgment of worth leaves out 
the condition of time and scientific probability 
and judges on the interest merits of the case. 

Now this two kinds of judgment are very 
frequently confused, especially in matters of 
religious belief, and there have been endless 
discussions on this account. Even a great 
many Cliristians to-day think that religion 
depends on judgments of fact, that is, they 
think that in order to be Christians they must 
believe thoroughly in the minor events 
recorded in the Bible as really having taken 
place ; they place rather too much weight on 
the history and science side of the question. 

But religion is entirely outside the province 
of history and science ; it makes not the least 
bit of difference whether we believe, for exam- 
ple, whether or not the children of Israel 
passed through the Red Sea dry shod, for that 
belongs to the sphere of history and science. 
Such events can be accounted for in no other 
way. 

True religion depends on judgment of 
wortli, on our belief in the Bible as the 
inspired work of God, on our reverence for its 
principles, and on our embracing what it 
teaches. 



THE BROWNING CLUB. 

The winter's work of the Browning Club, a 
local organization, was brought to a very pleasing 
close last Monday night by a "spread" at the Inn. 
The more serious thoughts on Browning were laid 
aside to enjoy the humorous remarks of the wits 
of the club. Attractive programs announced the 
following toasts : 

Toastmaster — Mr. Jump. 
"Lips grew hushed, tongues came still 
When Neodar the chief began to bellow." 

— Neodar Sig, 127. 

Subjects Discussed. 
Prelude, an introductory or opening performance. 

Miss Booker. 
"One chop, we're loose." — Giiido, 2^4. 
Scribendi Scabies. Mr. Chase. 

"Being incompetent to write and read." — Otiier 
Half Rome, 1112. 
The Dual Alliance, Browning and Shakespeare. 

Mrs. Lee. 
"O ye gods, ye gods! must I endure all this?" — 
Julius Caesar, Act 4 s. 3. 
Artistic Agriculture. Miss Gilman. 

"Colly iiy cow." — Guido, 550. 
Our Lobsters and Clams. Mr. Chandler. 

"Whom sea green sirens from the rocks 
lament." — Cadivaldcr, jo-j. 
Would Browning Approve of New Meadows Inn ? 

Miss Potter. 
"Turning up his nose at the fatted calf."- — 

Guido, y^S. 
"Live, enjoy? Such life begins in death and 
ends in hell. — Guido, S03. 
Row home? Must we row home? Mr. Cook. 

"And scare away this mad ideal." — In a Gon- 
dola. 

Besides the regular members of the club there 
were many invited guests making a total of forty to 
partake of the Inn's delicacies. College men pres- 
ent were: Mr. Cram and Frost, '04; Emery, Weld, 
Chase, Foster, Cook, '05 ; R. Johnson, Bartlett, P. 
Chapman, Webber, '06; Haines and Hopewell, '07, 
and Chandler, '08. 



CALENDAR FOR TI-IE WEEK. 

May 13 — Maine Meet at Orono. 

Second vs. P. H. S. at Portland. 
May 16 — 'Varsity vs. Amherst at Amherst. 

Maine Intercollegiate Tennis Tour- 
nament at Bates. 
May 17 — 'Varsity vs. Holy Cross at Worces- 
ter. 
May 19-20 — Worcester. Meet — Interscholastic 
Tennis Tournament at Brunswick. 
May 20 — 'Varsity vs. Colby at Brunswick. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Collegiate Yea 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 



R. G. WEBBER, 1906, • ■ Editor-in-Chief. 



ASSOCIATE EDITORS: 
H. P. WINSLOW, 1906. R. H. HUPPER, 1908. 

H. E. WILSON, 1907. R. A. LEE, 1908. 

R. A. CONY, 1907. H. E. MITCHELL, J908. 

W. S. LINNELL, 1907. H. Q. GIDDINGS, A.B., of the 

A. L. ROBINSON, 1908. Medical School, 1907. 



G. C. SOULE, 1906, .... Business Manager. 
A. J. VOORHEES, 1907, ■ Ass't Business Manager. 

Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
ates, alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, 10 cents. 



Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Clas 


,s Mail Matter 


Lewiston Journal Press. 


Vol. XXXV. MAY 12, 1905. 


No. 4 



ON TO ORONO! 

EVERY STUDENT WHO POSSIBLY CAN, 
SHOULD ATTEND THE MAINE MEET 
TO-MORROW. 

At the last meeting of the board it was 
seen fit to increase the editorial staff of the 
Orient by the election of H. E. Mitchell, 'o8. 



A new feature has been 

A New Feature in added to the course 

Public Speaking, in public speaking, this 

semester, which promises 
good results, provided the students improve 
the opportunities thus presented. The work 
in the course, in addition to the regular debat- 
ing, consists of the preparation of addresses 
for special occasions, and in their preparation 
care is taken to adapt them to some particular 



audience fully described prior to the writing 
of the address. More than this, Mr. Foster 
has urged upon the members of the course 
the advisability of their delivering these 
addresses before such an audience as they 
have described in order that they may begin 
earl}' to acquire ability in adapting themselves 
and their remarks to any audience before 
which they may happen to be placed. To 
enable the students in his course to reduce to 
practice what they have learned in theory, he 
has secured opportunities for addresses by 
several of them at various places in the State. 

The Orient wishes to add a word of com- 
mendation for this plan. We feel that among 
others there are three reasons why such a 
plan will be productive of good to the college. 
They are these : It will give excellent training 
to those who participate, it will lend more 
interest to the course in Public Speaking, and 
it will also promote the good of the institution 
in the state at large. 

This plan will afford students excellent 
opportunities for valuable experience. It is 
one thing to write an address to be passed into 
the friendly hands of the long-suffering 
instructor, but it is quite another matter to 
successfully deliver that address before an 
audience composed of people wholly unknown 
to the speaker and who take him for what his 
utterances and appearances are worth. The 
public speaker has first of all to learn to adapt 
himself, and what he has to say, to the partic- 
ular body of people before him. The best 
speakers say that this is by no means easy, 
that it requires years of practice. The college 
man in the century now under way undoubt- 
edly will lead society in thinking and speaking 
to a greater extent than, ever before, and if 
there is any man who should make the most 
of his opportunities to develop the best there 
is in him along this line, it is the college man. 
He should not only be able to address his fel- 
low-students in the debating class, or carry oft" 
the palm in prize declamation, but he should be 
able to adapt his remarks to the needs and 
peculiarities of audiences entirely different 
from those he meets in college. He should be 
able to re-arrange his m.atter and its presenta- 
tion to suit the occasion and to do it on a 
moment's notice. Such adaptation can be 
attained only by experience, and the beginning 
of such experience is offered to the students of 
this college by the proposed plan. 

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work in after life, this experience will serve to 
raise the standard of public speaking here in 
the college. Constant practice before varied 
audiences cannot fail to add much to the pres- 
ence and confidence of the speaker. Such expe- 
rience will improve our declamation contests, 
will improve our debating, and insure us a bet- 
ter grade of work in our intercollegiate con- 
tests. Any college debating team which has 
good bearing and perfect ease before an audi- 
ence possesses a highly valuable quality, one 
which is lacking in most college teams, and the 
only way for the average student to acquire it 
is by constant practice before varied audiences. 

But more than affording much needed 
experience in speaking, such a plan as this will 
add interest to the work in the course. It 
enables the student to apply what he learns as 
he goes along and he is thus saved the task of 
waiting several years before he can practically 
apply his theoretical knowledge. The experi- 
ence of speaking before different kinds of audi- 
ences is to the student of public speaking what 
the laboratory is to the student of chemistry. 
By applying from day to day the knowledge he 
gains he soon sees his faults and is able to cor- 
rect them before it is too late. 

Finally, this plan will represent the college 
in the sections of the state where these 
addresses are given, and thus throw open to 
inspection another department of our work. If 
it be of sufficiently good quality it cannot fail 
to win appreciation and favor. It hardly needs 
to be said that Mr. Foster will permit no stu- 
dent to engage for an occasion for which his 
previous work has not warranted his selection, 
and we can rest assured that not only will no 
discredit come to the college from inferior 
work, but on the contrary much credit will be 
added to the college for such a move toward 
practical public speaking. 



Since the successful pre- 

Dramatics for sentation of "The Magis- 

Ivy Week. trate" by the Bowdoin 

Dramatic Club, the stu- 
dents are calling themselves all kinds of names 
because 'they did not take interest enough to 
see the play. Such students as did not take 
advantage of their chance to see one of the 
best theatrical performances ever presented in 
Brunswick, are perfectly justified in using all 
sorts of abusive language in regard to them- 
selves. But aside from the pleasure the)- 



themselves lost, the fact must be considered 
that the Dramatic Club lost also, and in a far 
more discouraging way than mere loss of 
pleasure. They lost money. Their audience 
was ridiculously small. The students of Bow- 
doin failed to support them ; failed most dis- 
mally to recognize the effort the club is mak- 
ing to extend the reputation of the college. 
This performance ought to have been one of 
the events of the college year instead of draw- 
ing a mere rehearsal audience. 

The fact remains, however, that this per- 
formance of the club was carried through with 
such vim and naturalness as would character- 
ize professional actors. In consequence, it 
has iDecome merely an advertisement of the 
play. The leaven of that small audience (we 
should' almost say eleven) has worked in the 
student body till it has converted it into a 
throng eager to see the play. Several requests 
have come to the members of the club to pre- 
sent it again. The most feasible of the plans 
brought forward seems to beaproposition, that 
the club give the play again on the evening 
before Ivy Day. This would give the college 
a chance to show to the outside world a new 
aspect and offer a pleasing method of enter- 
tainment for the guests of Ivy Day. The 
manager, however, refuses to stage the play 
again under any conditions unless the seats are 
sold beforehand by subscription. lie is justi- 
fied in taking this stand considering his pres- 
ent task of meeting bills. Now is .the chance 
to add something tO' the Ivy program. The 
Orient hopes to see the plan put into execu- 
tion and to see the students redeem their pre- 
vious desertion and failure. 



Studies and 
Recreation. 



Particularly at this time of 
the year do studies seem 
tedious and burdensome. 
With all the varied college organizations to be 
supported and the wholesome recreation in 
out-door sports that this term brings, it is 
necessary to re-arrange our schedule of 
duties. We must keep studies and recreation 
in the proper proportion. We must not forget 
that the advantages of a college education 
include books as well as athletics. We are 
here to strengthen our minds as well as our 
bodies, to exercise and discipline all our pow- 
ers. In the pleasures of relaxation that are 
likely to come to one at this season we must 
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stands for arts and not 'for athletics. The 
remaining days of t]ie term are busy ones but 
tliey should be filled with a valuable quota of 
things accomplished. 

NOTICE. 



Junior Odes for Ivy Day should be left 
/ith Hodsdon, not later than to-morrow. 
Per order, 

Chairman Ivv Dav Committee. 



MAINE BASE-BALL. 

The Maine Intercollegiate Base-Ball series will 
be played according to the following schedule : 

May l6 — Bowdoin vs. Amherst at Amherst. 

May i6 — Bates vs. Fort McKinley at South 
Portland. 

May 17 — Colby vs. University of Maine at 
Waterville. 

May 17 — Bowdoin vs. Holby Cross at Worcester. 

May 20 — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Brunswick. 

May 20 — Bates vs. University of Maine at Lew- 
iston. 

May 23 — Bates vs. Tufts at Lewiston. 

May 24 — Colby vs. Massachusetts State at 
Waterville. 

May 24 — Bo\Ydo;n vs. LTniversity of Maine at 
Orono. 

May 25 — University of Maine vs. Tufts at 
Orono. 

May 27 — Colby vs. University of Maine at 
Orono. 

May 27 — ^Bowdoin vs. Bates at Brunswick. 

May 30 — Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston (Exhi- 
bition game) 

May 30— Colby vs. Portland Athletics at Port- 
land. 

June 2 — Bowdoin vs. University of Maine at 
Brunswick (Ivy game). 

June 3 — Colby vs. Bates at Waterville. 

June 6 — Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Medford. 

June 7 — Bowdoin vs. Harvard at Cambridge. 

June 7 — Bates vs. Pine Tree Athletics at South 
Portland. 

June 10 — Colby vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

June 17 — Bates vs. Pine Tree Athletics at South 
Portland. 



PRIZE SPEAKING. 



There are thinty contestants to take part in 
what was formerly known as the "Sophomore 
Prize Speaking Contest," but which has been 
thrown open to the Juniors and Freshmen as well, 
this year. The contestants are given till Tuesday, 
May 16. to prepare their parts, and beginning on 
that date a trial contest will be held before com- 
petent judges, at which time nine speakers and 
three alternates will be chosen to compete for the 
prize. 



1907 ORGANIZES. 

On the evening of May 4 took place an event 
which was, so far as we can learn, the first of its 
kind in the history of the school. The second year 
men gathered as a body at The Inn, where they 
passed a most enjoyable four hours. 

For the last eight or ten years there had been, 
up to the coming of the 1907 students, a most bit- 
ter feeling betv^ieen the men of the two Medical 
Fraternities. Phi Chi and Alpha Kappa Kappa. 
But with the entrance of this class the historical 
resentment, we are glad to say, disappeared, with 
the happy result that there is now only the kindliest 
of feeling among the different men for one another, 
as the affair Thursday evening emphatically empha- 
sized. 

After the dinner Millard Hanson was elected 
toast-master. Dr. Edwin M. Fuller of Bath, who 
was the especial guest of the evening, gave a most 
interesting and instructive talk, illustrating by 
numerous and varied cases, what a diversity of sub- 
jects a man who would succeed in medicine, must 
he master. Dr. Fuller pointed out that a physi- 
c-an needs ever have his knowledge at hand, for 
he does not. when he is called to see a patient who 
may be unconscious, have time to consult his books, 
as do members of the other professions, in the 
preparation of their work. He must be able to 
diagnose, and to differentiate, and as an aid to this, 
Dr. Fuller urged upon the men the necessity ot 
taking advantage of the drill they are now having, 
placing special stress on the microscope, and telling 
of some of its more helpful revelations. Dr. Ful- 
ler spoke also of the early history of antiseptic 
surgery, and reminisced pleasantly upon his friend- 
ship with Dr. Greene, formerly Professor of Anat- 
omy and Surgery in the school, and who was the 
first to perform the operation for removal of the 
thyroid gland. 

The various members, of the class then spoke 
briefly, the subject of class-organization being the 
theme of most of the speakers. The need of this 
was strongly urged. It was decided to hold a 
meeting at an early date, and to elect officers. This 
meeting was held last Monday afternoon, and the 
following officers chosen for the ensuing year: 
President, William T. Rowe. Portland; Vice-Pres- 
ident, Olin S. Pettingill, Wayne ; Secretary and 
Treasurer, Harry Saunders, Portland. The fol- 
lowing committe was appointed to draw up a set 
of rules: W. J. Lewis, H. G. Giddings, the Presi- 
dent and Vice-President I'.r officio. 

It was voted to meet at The Gurnet in the not 
distant future. 



1907 BUGLE. 

The 1907 Bugle Board has organized with E. A. 
Duddy, editor-in-chief. G. A. Lawrence, business 
manager, and F. A. Burton, artist. The other rep- 
resentatives from the different fraternities are : 
Alpha Delta Phi, H. B. Chandler: Delta Kappa 
Epsilon, R. A. Cony ; Psi Upsilon, F. R. Upton, Jr. ; 
Theta Delta Chi, A. J. Voorhees : Delta Upsilon, H. 
E. Wilson; Beta Theta Pi, C. W. Snow; non-fra- 
ternity, A. B. Roberts. 



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College Botes. 

The "Gurnet" opens for the coming season 
to-day. 

Smith, '06, returned to college, this week, after 
a short absence. 

Librarian Little will arrive in New York from 
his trip abroad on the 17th of the month. 

The Alpha Belt's defeated the Dekes at base- 
ball, Friday afternoon, by the score of 6 to i. 

Librarian Little will arrive in New York from 
his trip abroad on the 17th of this month. 

Bodkin, '06, who has been out of college for 
some time past, returned to his studies this week, 

Johnson, '06, Weston, '08, and Lee, 'oS, spent 
Saturday at Lake "Cobbossee" enjoying the fishing. 

Webber, the photographer, is back in his old 
quarters which were destroyed by the fire last win- 
ter. 

"In the Sunny South" at the Town Hall on 
Tuesday was the only theatrical attraction of the 
week, 

A. L. Laferriere, '01, witnessed the Bowdoin- 
Bates game at Lewiston, last Saturday, and passed 
Sunday on the campus. 

Sunday was a tine day for a car ride, the warm 
air and open cars being an attraction that a large 
number of men could not resist. 

The Sophomores held a meeting in the Gym. 
Tuesday and elected the Banquet Committee con- 
sisting of C. W. Snow, Joy and McMichacI. 

To-morrow evening the second class in German 
of the Brunswick High School presents a German 
play in Assembly Hall of the building. 

The latest reports from Weiler, '08, who has 
been critically ill with appendicitis at the Maine 
General Hospital at Portland, is that he is making 
good progress toward recovery. 

The Sigma Beta Phi fraternity of the High 
School were defeated by the Gardiner High School 
at Gardiner, Saturday afternoon, by the score of 
15 to 14 in a lo-inning game. 

The Aroostook Club dined at New Meadows, 
Monday evening. Among other things discussed 
was the matter of entertaining the Aroostook boys 
when Ricker Classical Institute plays the second 
team. May 29. 

Circular letters announcing the meeting of the 
N, E. I. P. A. at Copley Square Hotel, May 22. 
have been received by the Orient. W. F. Finn. Jr., 
'05, is president of the association and extensive 
plans are being made for the annual meeting, »■ 

Governor Cobb has accepted an invitation to 
speak at a banquet to be given Right Rev. William 
H. O'Connell, bishop of the Catholic diocese of 
Maine, on his return from Rome. The banquet 
will be held at Portland, 

In spite of the posters which so flamingly 
announced the revival of the old sport of roller 
skating. Brunswick is not to have a rink. It is 
understood that the tenants on the first floor of 
Armory Hall protested and the owners forbade the 
playing. 



Senior marching was begun this week under the 
direction of Marshal Denning. 

In last week's issue of the Brunswick Record, 
Theodore S. McClellan, Brunswick's oldest citizen, ^ 
has some very interesting personal recollections of^V 
Bowdoin's Famous Alumni. It contains accounts 
of Longfellow, Hawthorne, Pierce, and others 
whom he knew while in college. 

Last Saturday's Bangor Daily Nezvs contained 
a half-tone photograph and a synopsis of an address 
of welcome delivered by Harold Files, ex-'o6, in 
connection with the meeting of the Waldo County 
Pomona Grange at Frankfort. Mr. Files is now 
Superintendent of Schools at that place. 

The mass-meeting held on the Friday before the 
game at Bates was characterized by its short, sharp 
speeches full of earnest appeal to the student-body 
to stand behind the team at Lewiston. Coach 
Irwin of the base-ball team and Coach Hobbs of 
the track team both spoke well of the team and 
encouraged the boys to support it. Webb, '05, and 
Pierce, '05, also spoke, and Capt. Clarke completed 
the speaking by showing how the team itself felt 
on the field when it lacked support. After a brief 
resume of the situation by President Philoon, '05, 
the meeting was adjourned. 

The annual meeting of the Brunswick Bicycle 
.Association was held Monday evening at the office 
of Barrett Potter and the following officers were 
elected: President, Barrett Potter; Vice-President, 
Thomas H. Riley; Secretary and Treasurer, David 
D. Gilman ; Executive Committee, Barrett Potter, 
Thomas H. Riley, Charles L, York, O. A, Burkett, 
J. W. Fisher. Isaiah G. Elder, Prof. William A, 
Moody and David D. Gilman, After the election 
of officers the club laid out plans for the work this 
year, A number of new bicycle paths will be built 
and old ones improved, besides other improvements 
being made. 



dDebical School IFlotes. 



Hanson, '07, spent Sunday at his home in Bath, 

Ross, '07, who went to his home at Phillips, Fri- 
day, returned to Brunswick the first of the week, 

Sturgis, '07, went to Lewiston Saturday, but was 
on hand for work again Monday morning. 

Windham, second year, passed Sunday at his 
home in Lisbon. 

Because of the fact that a third part is to be dis- 
sected this year, it will bring the work well along 
into June before it is finished. Dr. Elliot announced 
Monday, that to expedite matters there would be 
afternoon dissection. 

The Medical School has undoubtedly among its 
members much latent talent in various directions. 
Some of this has quite recently come to light in the 
personages of Varney, .A.twood, Staples and Potter, 
who sing each Sunday at the Baptist Church. 

The dissection work on lower animals that the 
first year men have recently finished has been unus- 
ually profitable, having given them, undoubtedly, an 
insight into dissecting methods, as well as an idea 
of structural relations, which cannot be otherwise 
than valuable in the work to come next year. 



38 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



debating IRotes. 



In our debating course, students are required to 
submit briefs a week or two weeks before the 
debate ; there must be a common introduction, with 
definite special issues, and the two briefs must give 
promise of a debate which will clash all the way 
through on the main issues. If a similar plan could 
be adopted for intercollegiate debates, the result 
would be more worthy the name of debate, more 
interesting to the audience and more satisfactory to 
the speakers. In regard to such a plan, the Prince- 
ton Debating Committee says : 

"Many intelligent auditors complain of quibbles, 
of evasions, of failure to join issue. In law courts 
such troubles are obviated by the submission of 
briefs and we plead for a trial of a similar plan for 
debates. The object of submitting briefs is to join 
issue seriously and to exclude evasions. What we 
desire is an honest, fair and square debate — not that 
the contestants are now intentionally dishonest, but 
eagerness to win the debate and prolonged study of 
the question sometimes lead to curious evasions and 
quirks of interpretation which dodge the main issue. 
Then, too. under the present system, a debate, even 
where there is no difference of interpretation, must 
often be argued nearly through before the debaters 
them?e]\es see the main point of difference. Under 
these circumstances, there is a great weakness in 
rebuttal arguments. This state of affairs neither 
interests the audience nor profits the debaters. 

"Many friends of debating admitthese evil tenden- 
cies in our present .system, but many object to briefs 
on one of two grounds: either that they will be too 
effective, or that they will not be effective enough. 

"In favor of the first point it is argued that briefs 
will have the effect of making the debate cut and 
dried ; that their submission will deprive a team of 
the natural advantage which comes from the pos- 
.session of a man quick at rebuttal ; and that it will 
detract from the value of scrub debates. The con- 
tentions do not seem to be well sustained. Briefs 
ought to indicate the course of the positive argu- 
ment, not necessarily the emphasis to be placed on 
points. Above all they could not indicate the verbal 
form of presentation. 

"But the very fact of the submission of a brief by 
each side to its opponent and to the judges would 
have some positive advantageous results. In the 
first place, if the difference were one of interpreta- 
tion of the question, briefs would make that fact 
clear to the debaters and to the judges and the 
debate could be fought out on the issue of interpre- 
tation. Under the present system it sometimes hap- 
pens that debaters will differ on interpretation ; 
each side will argue on its own interpretation and 
as a. result both will fight the air instead of fighting 
each other on the point of difference. 

"Quibbling will then carry its own punishment, 
since it will become necessary for the men on the 
offending side to set down their quibble in black 
and white instead of hiding it in an abtmdance of 
words, and they must present this statement to the 
judges and their opponents. The latter should cer- 
tainly be able to make any quibble appear ridiculous 
as soon as it is displayed shorn of its wordy covering. 



"Rebuttals will be more logical and forcible. 
All rebuttal work need not be relegated to the second 
round of speeches. Finally with briefs before them, 
it will be easier for the judges to follow the argu- 
ment, notice shifts of definition, or abandonment of 
a position, and to judge the contest strictly on its 
merits." 



TRACK ENTRIES. 

The I'st of entries for to-morrow's contests are 
given below. Not all the men below will be taken 
but the best candidates in each event. 

100 — Doherty, Weld, Morse. Jenks, -EarebM", 
Hanson. 

220 — Weld, Doherty, Hanson, -feaitltey, Ht^mieT- 

440^-Wekl, Henderson, Kimball, ^-BrffrStt, Drum- 
•m^mii, -W-.— Brr-fetnnett. 

8So — Everet, Holman. Whipple, Bii£tgn, fit+n- 
elter. '~/^<<- > t 

1 M.— P. R. Shorey, A. T. Shorey, Mincher, 
Swy, Robinson. E>:««;-Tuell. " ' 

2 M. — Shorev, P. R., Robinson, D. S., Robinson, 
A. L. WW^ttB^" 

120 H. — Tobey, Webb, Kimbalh. Lee; Leavitt. 

220 H.— Tobey, Laidley, Bass, IMerrill. Weftb. 

High Jump — Tobey, ■=Hti-U, B-righam, Skolfield. 

Broad Jump — Shaw, C. C, Shaw. R. E., Lowell, 
•Kelter. Bass, Stewart. 

Pole Vault— Winchcll, SkeWreW, Hill, Far+ngeF, 
feeweil. 

Hammer — Denning, Hatch, Chapman. -Bimr, 
•©©JJoff. 

Shot — Denning. Hatch, Chapman. Finn, Dolloffi y 
B:bj[qori 

Discu.s — Denning, Platch. Chapman, Finn, 
Blnnirliard, Philoow; ' 



ASSISTANT MANAGERS. 

The candidates for assistant managers of track 
and base-ball began work this week. This is the 
first time such a scheme has been in vogue and it is 
all the more reason that it should be taken hold of 
with a will. Competition will weed out such men 
as are not interested in the work. The candidates 
will work under the direction of the present man- 
agers who will keep a record of all work done and 
recommend the best men to run for the ofiices. 



LIBRARY BOOKS RECENTLY ADDED 



Harper, W. R. The Trend in Higher Education. 

A collection of essays by the President of the 
University of Chicago, written on a variety of edu- 
cational topics, all closely connected with university 
and graduate work. Although written at different 
times Ihey do nevertheless have a common thought 
which re-appears in the various papers. This 
thought is that there is a tendency towards demo- 
cratization in the higher educational work. The 
papers "Shall college athletics be endowed?" and 
"Latin versus science" are interesting discussions of 
matters which are now the subiect of controversy. 
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Ireland, Alleyne. The Far Eastern Tropics. 

Tliis buok is Ihe outcome of an extended study 
I'f llie methods of colonial administration of the 
British. French, Dutch and Americans in the Far 
East. Tlie chapters originally appeared in the col- 
umns of the London Times and the Outlook and 
they are based on material collected for a special 
report to consist, when completed, of twelve vol- 
umes. Mr. Ireland is a British subject and he writes 
with special fullness of the British colonies. Of 
particular interest to American readers are the four 
chapters on the Philippine Islands. (325 : I 64) 

Sargent, C. S. Manual of the Trees of North 
America. 

This work occupies much the same place in 
rigard to trees that Gray's manual does in the study 
of plants. Professor Sargent has here given the 
result of thirty years of study and the text is con- 
stantly supplemented by drawings and diagrams. 
1 he botanical descriptions in every case, are given 
with great care and exactness and these are fol- 
lowed by a statement of the localities where the 
various trees are to be found. (582:823) 

Bradley, W. A. Wiiliam Culien Bryant. 

This volume, which appears in the English men 
of letters series, contains a condensed and compre- 
hensive account cf Bryant's life and literary work. 
The author has freely availed himself of the impor- 
tant critical and biographical material about Bryant 
but he has not hesitated to modify or amend such 
criticism vvhen it needed correction. Mr. Bradley 
makes a special plea for the wider recognition of 
Bryant as an imaginative poet. (811.33:64) 



Hluinni personals. 



CLASS OF 1901. 

Mr. C. B. Flint, '01, has just been chosen as 
treasurer and general manager of the newly reor- 
ganzed Newton Fire Brick Company of Albany. 
One of the city papers in commenting on the organ- 
ization says : "Mr. C. B. Flint, who will be treasurer 
and general manager of the company, has been the 
manager of the Newton Company for two years 
past and has done very effective work. As receiver 
he has made a splendid record and demonstrated 
marked ability as a manufacturer. Tie has a very 
extended technical knowledge of the business and 
has been recognized by railroads and other interests. 
The new company approves Mr. Flint's desire that 
all old accounts should be paid dollar for dollar. 
Thus the receivers will be discharged after having 
paid every claim in full, an unusual record for any 
receivership." 

CLASS OF 1904. 

Hon. VV. D. Pennell and Mrs. Pennell of Lewis- 
ton, have aiinounced the engagement of their 
daughter. Maude R. Pennell, to Millard F. Chase, 
'04, of Boston. Mr. Chase is now connected in 
business with the publishhig house of Dodd, Mead 
Ik Co. of Boston. 



©bituar^. 



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minister, who was born in Starks 
1829, died on Friday, April 28, at 
^'ork. He graduated from the Bangor Theological 
Seminary in 1861 and had held pastorates in 
Brownville and Phippsburg, Me. 



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VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 19, 1905. 



NO. 5. 



PEARY BEFORE THE COLLEGE. 

For an hour and a half the audience, which 
filled Memorial to the very doors on Thursday, 
May II, listened to an intensely interesting lecture 
by Robert E. Peary. His thrilling experiences 
in the frozen zone were pictured with the aid of his 
own stereopticon views, in beautiful colorings and 
picturesque naturalness. 

L. D. H. Weld, representing the Ibis, in fitting 
words introduced the famous explorer, who began 
almost at once on his evening's discourse : 

"I shall leave New York sometime between the 
1st and 15th of July and sail northward to Sidney, 
C. B., where I shall coal, thence across the Gulf of 
St. Lawrence and through the straights of Belle 
Isle. I shall lay my course by the most direct route 
through Davis Straight and Baffin's Bay to Cape 
York, where I shall take on my Esquimaux, my 
dogs and my walrus meat. From here I shall pro- 
ceed up Whale Sound to Etah, where I shall estab- 
lish my first supply depot. Across the strait on 
Cape Sabine, I shall leave all of the tribe who are 
with me, except twenty, and the poorest of the 
dogs to form a relief party. Then I shall push on 
with my ship northward through Smith Sound to 
the farthest point of navigation. From there with 
my dogs and sledges, with only the drivers and 
two or three companions, I shall make my way, if 
possible to the pole. I shall reach Grant Land with 
the ship, if possible, by the first of September. 
There the ship will winter and the journey to the 
pole will not begin until the first days of spring 
appear, which will be in February. The sledge 
journey will be, if I can go in rny ship as far north 
as I hope, four hundred and ninety statute miles. 
Whether we find the pole or not we must return 
by the first of June when the ice begins to break 
up." 

Attractive maps were thrown on the curtain, 
illustrating clearly the course to be followed. Next, 
a series of the different types of sailing craft used 
during the past years by famous explorers were 
thrown on the canvas. 

Commander Peary has come to the conclusion 
that it is absolutely necessary to have a vessel 
equipped with the strongest possible engines instead 
of the puny auxiliary engines that have been the 
feature of all previous exploration ships. He then 
gave a brief description of the Roosevelt, which is 
now being fitted out at Portland. 

Continuing with the lecture Commander Peary 
said : 

"There are- three million square miles that are 
undiscovered. They stand as a reproach to every 
white man with red blood in his veins. There is 
no such area of the earth's surface that has not 
paid many times over for the cost of discovering it. 
What would it mean in our prosaic day if a new 
land were lifted out of the polar sea by the Stars 



and Stripes? It would mean national prestige to 
plant the American flag in a land as large as the 
.continent of Australia, and every American would 
certainly feel a little better for having it done. 

"Men have been trying for four hundred years 
to reach the pole, and many people have asked why 
I now have any more hopes of reaching it than 
have my predecessors, or any more reasons to 
believe it than they. There are two and possibly 
a third. The first lies in the ship that was launched 
at Bucksport last March. She is the first ship ever 
built particularly for the work I have to do, and I 
believe that I can steam her to Grant Land, from 
which point I shall begin my sledge journey. The 
second reason that I am so confident is my control 
of the Esquimaux at Whale Sound. They will 
obey me absolutely, and with their aid and the aid 
of those magnificent creatures, the dogs, I am in 
a better position to make the fight than any of my 
predecessors. 

"I shall take with me wireless telegraph appar- 
atus which has never yet been used in Arctic 
exploration. With it I shall be able to communi- 
cate with my supply station at Etah. 

"The third reason is my own experience. For 
nearly twenty years I have been engaged in Arctic 
work, and all the knowledge I have gained will be 
put to use in the coming expedition. 

"I have never on any of my expeditions, gone 
as far North as Nasen or Arbruzzi. but I have 
made four sledging journeys, all of which average 
such a length, that had I been able to start from the 
place I now intend to leave the ship, any one of 
them would have taken me one hundred miles 
beyond the pole and back again. 

"In my present expedition everything depends 
on the ship. She must be taken to the northern- 
most point of Grant Land and there remain as 
a base of operations, while I make the sledge 
journey of nearly five hundred miles to the Pole." 

The great difficulties of Arctic explorations said 
Peary are cold, silence, darkness and hunger. The 
thermometer often drops to 90 degrees below and 
warm weather is recorded at 25 degrees below. The 
Arctic night is six months in duration and during 
that time the silence is so deep at times one may 
almost hear the "shifting of the stars and the scin- 
tilating of the Northern Lights," as Gilbert Parker 
has expressed it. 

Commander Peary does not expect to find any 
open Polar Sea giving axis to the center of the 
earth, nor anything abnormal in the land or water 
whichever it may be, about the pole. The North 
Pole is the mathematical point at which the axis on 
which the earth revolves, intersects the globe's sur- 
face. It is the spot where there is only one day in 
the year, and there is a solitary night of correspond- 
ing length. It has no time, no longitude, no east, no 
west, no north — only south. Only two steps sepa- 
rate noon from midnight. All the heavenly bodies 



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move forever in horizontal circles. It is the last 
great geographical prize that the world has to 
ofifer. It is the prize for which all the nations of 
the civilized world have been competing for centu- 
ries. It is a trophy which any nation might be 
proud to win. 



history like the discovery of the New World by 
Columbus and the conquest of the Old World by 
Alexander. 



THE "ROOSEVELT." 

"Our thoughts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears. 
Are all with thee, are all with thee." 

On the Roosevelt. Peary pins supreme confi- 
dence. She is his ideal in Arctic shipcraft. In her 
he has combined strength, grace, and all that the 
cunning of the naval architect can devise. Every 
plank, board and beam he has selected with great- 
est care and within a few weeks she will respond 
to his guiding influence and push her stalwart bow 
far to the northern regions — farther than any ship 
has yet penetrated, — to the very tip of Giant Land, 
we hope. 

The Roosevelt is not large — i8i feet over ail- 
but is of sufficient length for all that she is 
intended. She will be massive in build and the 
stern sternpost, keel, keelsons and frames will be of 
very carefully selected white oak. fastened and 
secured with exceptional thoroughness. The craft 
is built to withstand extreme pressure from the ice 
floes on her sides which are so shaped that she will 
be raised bodily from the water when jammed 
severely. A heavy white oak guard, eight inches 
by 20, will be securely fastened to the frames which 
together with a heavy steel bar will be capa- 
ble of supporting the entire weight of the ship. 
This contrivance will add greatly to the longitud- 
inal stiffness and serve to lift the craft from the 
ice, either by jacks or the ice-pack. A single 
inverted compound engine will drive a ten-foot 
screw. Under normal conditions 1200 horse power 
can be developed. Besides this motive power sails 
are provided which have sufficient spread to per- 
mit the handling of the vessel without steam pres- 
sure. The total cost will be approximately $75,000. 



GUI BONO 

Is is worth while? Is there any financial 
return? What is it all for? A flood of questions 
naturally arise in discussing the subject, but to all 
Peary has a ready reply. 

Peary answers : "As a matter of the valuable 
additions to geography and science it is worth 
while. The attainment of the Pole means opening 
up the way for observations of refinement with the 
pendulum, to determine the precise figure of the 
earth, and in the realms of meteorology, magnetism, 
etc., to permit a clearer definition and more precise 
application of those laws." 

"It means physical conquest of the globe." 

Financially there is no return, but as a matter 
of social prestige it is worth ten times its cost to 
attain the prized goal. 

"Victory is victory for forever." Once won the 
pole can never be "unwon." "The winning of the 
North Pole will be one of the great milestones of 



PEARY'S HONOR RECORD. 

Although born in Pennsylvania, Maine clainis 
Peary as one of her sons, for here he got both his 
High School and College education. He graduated 
, from Portland High in 1873 and four years later 
from Bowdoin. 

In college he was popular with all, but his studies 
claimed his mind and attention and he was rewarded 
for his efforts in his Senior year by election to Phi 
Beta Kappa. Besides this he won the second prize 
in Junior declamations and first prize for English 
Composition, was a member of the Orient staff 
and editor on the Bugle Board. Two years follow- 
ing graduation he was engaged as civil engineer and 
surveyor in Fryeburg. In July, 1879, he was one 
of eight successful competitors for a temporary 
position on the United States Coast Survey, and 
six months later was one of the four who received 
permanent appointments in the service. 

In the fall of 1881 after a very severe examina- 
tion, he was one of four candidates who were nom- 
inated by the President for permanent positions on 
the engineer corps, U. S. N., where he has risen to 
his present rank of commander. He was in charge 
of the Nicaragua Canal survey, in i88o-'8s and 
i887-'88. 

The first expedition to northern waters was in 
1886, but was little more than a summer cruise. In 
1891-92 he headed his first real Arctic expedition to 
Greenland. He discovered IMelville land and 
Helprin land and confirmed the notion of Green- 
land's claim as an island. The York meteorites 
were discovered on his 1893 and 1895 voyages and 
one of 90 tons was brought back and presented to 
the Peary Arctic Club of New York. In 1898 and 
1902 he made his most important expedition, reach- 
ing a latitude of 44 degrees and 17 minutes north 
which is 343 miles from the North Pole, and the 
highest latitude ever attained by an American. 
When he returned from this expedition he declared 
that he would never again endure the hardships of 
a dash toward the Pole, but the silent call from the 
Frozen North became too much for him to resist 
and he soon began to prepare for the present voy- 
age. 

He is now president of the American Geograph- 
ical Society. Although 49 years old he still retains 
a youth and vigor that is remarkable considering 
the hardships and privations which he has expe- 
rienced. His wonderful personality, striking 
appearance and cordial manner denote him the 
highest type of men and Americans. 



Editor Bowdoin Orient: 

Dear Sir— In response to your request that I 
send you some personal reminiscences of Com- 
mander Peary, I will say that I first met Robert 
Peary at the Portland High School. He had a 
strong and vigorous character and I really felt 
attracted to him before I had a chance to make his 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



43 



acquaintance. After graduating from the High 
School, Peary entered Bowdoin College, taking the 
engineering course. He was a year ahead of me in 
the high school and I think my own decision to 
take an engineering course at Bowdoin was much 
influenced by the fact that he had already entered 
the college. 

In his last year at high school and while he was 
at college, Peary was much interested in natural 
history and became an expert in stuffing and mount- 
ing birds. In 1S77 he had in his rooms on Page 
Street a remarkably complete collection of Ameri- 
can hawks and owls. In those days athletics had 
hardly become a feature of college life and I remem- 
ber our first field day at Topsham Fair Grounds 
when Peary won the event called throwing of the 
base-ball, his throw exceeding by a considerable 
amount those of the players on the 'varsity team. 

He took part in other events on this field day, 
and was a member of his class crew on the river. 
He was fond of all out-of-door sports; a good 
horseman, an excellent shot with rifle or gun, an 
expert swimmer and familiar with the handling of 
boats. He was especially fond of skating and all 
winter sports. 

Peary's work, whether in the class room, or 
among the students, was always distinguished by 
originality and excellence. If he happened to be on 
the class committee for some social function the 
affair was sure to be signalled by something new 
and effective. 

In the engineering department at Bowdoin, 
Peary was considered the star student, and 
Professor Vose was accustomed to urge other stu- 
dents on by reference to his work. 

Soon after his graduation from college he 
entered the Coast Survey as topographer, and after 
three years in this service he passed the necessary 
examinations and entered the Navy as Civil Engi- 
neer. Since that time he has been steadily pro- 
moted in rank. He was in charge of the surveys 
for the Nicaragua Canal and at that time invented 
a new type of rolling lock gate for ship canals. He 
has also been engaged in .important engineering 
work connected with the reconstruction of govern- 
ment navy yards. Nowadays we are accustomed to 
think of him chiefly as an Arctic explorer, but 
Commander Peary has a high record for work 
accomplished in the profession of Civil Engineer- 
ing. It is because he is an engineer as well as a 
daring explorer that we who know him well feel 
such confidence in his ability to achieve the task he 
has set for himself. In his attack upon the Pole he, 
a civil engineer, is simply laying siege to the forces 
of Nature, as the military engineer besieges the 
fortress of the enemy. 

Yours very truly, 

Alfred E. Burton, 

Bozvdoin. '78. 



a student he showed the same determination as has 
characterized his efforts to discover the North Pole, 
and incidentally, I have not the least doubt of his 
ultimate success. 

While Commander Peary may have been inter- 
ested in the athletic life of the college, he did not 
take an active part in any line of athletics. 

I remember very well the night he, with twelve 
other Freshmen, was initiated into D. K. E. and I 
have no doubt his experiences of that night influ- 
enced him in his determination to find a cooler 
place. 

Commander Peary was an artist in the line of 
taxidermy in his college days and I recall my first 
visit to his room, (at Nipper Smith's house on 
Potter Street) ; the room was filled with specimens 
of most of the feathered tribes of Maine and upon 
each side of his study chair was perched a crow, so 
that when seated at his studies, they were looking 
over his shoulders, they undoubtedly furnished the 
"caws" for the high standing he achieved at Bow- 
doin and I would suggest that old crow of this 
brand is much more conducive to eminence in liter- 
ature than that which is used to some extent 
to-day, notwithstanding the "Sturgis" law. 

As a member of the Class of '77 I take pride in 
the achievements of my classmates, I must confess, 
however, I cannot quite understand how one can 
put aside all that I consider desirable in life, in 
order to discover a pole which, I have no doubt 
when found, will be a disappointment and probably 
not suitable to hang the "stars and stripes" to. 

So here's to Commander Peary, "May he and 
his family live long and posper" and may he 
achieve his heart's desire. 

George L. Thompson, '77. 



Editor Bowdoin Orient: 

Dear Sir — You have asked me to relate my 
recollection of Commander Peary's college life. 
After a lapse of twenty-eight years, I find it difficult 
to remember much of the career of my distin- 
guished classmate while a student at Bowdoin, As 



DR. WILFRED T. GRENFELL OF LAB- 
RADOR. 

Fresh from a lecture tour which has brought 
him to the principal cities of the East under the 
most favorable auspices, with men like Dr. George 
Gordon of Boston, Dr. Henry Van Dyke, Dr. 
Lyman Abbott, Dr. Rainsford, Seth Low and Ham- 
ilton Mabie of New York, standing as his personal 
friends and helpers. Dr. Grenfell, medical mission- 
ary to the deep sea fishermen of Labrador, delivers 
in Memorial Hall to-night his last address in the 
United States before returning to his summer's 
work. Every college man should hear this lecture. 

Dr. Grenfell is one of the greatest men alive 
to-day, if courage, originality, idealism, naturalness 
and effective helpfulness make a man great. An 
Oxford graduate, an intimate friend of Sir Fred- 
erick Treves, surgeon to the King, he was stirred to 
make his life count for something worth while. 
Loving adventure he sought service in an uncon- 
ventional field, and found it on the bleak coast of 
Labrador and Newfoundland. Here with all his 
robustness and jollity, his modesty and yet absolute 
fearlessness, he has proved himself to be just the 
man that was needed. He has built up a work that 
supports three hospitals and a hospital ship for a 
population that would otherwise have no medical 
attendance worth mentioning. In some winters 

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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



R. G- WEBBER, 1906 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Editor-in-Chief. 



ASSOCIATE EDITORS: 



H. P. WINSLOW, 1906. 
H. E. WILSON, 1907. 
R. A. CONY, 1907. 
W. S. LINNELL, 1907. 
A. L. ROBINSON, 1908. 



R. H. HUPPER, 1908. 
R. A. LEE, 1908. 
H. E. MITCHELL, 1908. 
H. G. GIDDINGS, A.B., of the 
Medical School, 1907. 



G C. SOULE, 1906, .... Business Manager. 
A. J. VOORHEES, 1907, • Ass't Business Manager. 



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Lkwiston Journal Phess. 


Vol. XXXV. MAY 19, 1905. 


No. 5 



Commander Robert E. 

Comniander Peary, Class of 1877, lec- 

Peary. tured before a large and 

appreciative audience in 
Memorial Hall, May 11, under the auspices 
of The Ibis. The enthusiastic reception 
accorded him by his Alma Mater must have 
cheered the heart of this distinguished 
alumnus of Bowcioin, but greater, even, was 
the satisfaction enjoyed by the audience 
assembled to see and hear him. 

Of the many distinguished men who have 
gone from Bowdoin in the later years, none 
have brought her greater renown than Com- 
mander Peary. Elsewhere in this issue a full 
account of his eventful career is given. 
Twenty-eight years ago he graduated from 
Bowdoin at twenty-one years of age. For 
nearly fifteen years he has been recognized in 
this country and abroad as America's leading 
Arctic explorer. He has held highly impor- 



tant positions of trust under this government 
and has ever performed his duties with honor 
to himself and to his country. 

By long continued effort and through 
dangers which have hitherto been too great 
for man, he has succeeded in going nearer to 
the North Pole than has any other American. 
For his signal courage, and ability to success- 
fully meet dangers, he has been highly hon- 
ored at home and abroad and is watched 
to-day with closest interest by the world as he 
is completing his preparation for another 
dash for the Pole. This college takes a just 
pride in the achievements of her sons. Truly, 
the renown they win. belongs in part to her, 
for through her and the training she has 
given, are their achievements possible. Like- 
wise, Bowdoin is proud of Peary and the 
honor he brings her. Every Bowdoin stu- 
dent should appreciate the fact that he is a 
part of a college which has not only produced 
great men in the early years, but can bring 
back to her to-day younger alumni of world- 
wide fame. 

If we were to attempt to point out any 
lesson from Commander Peary's life, per- 
haps the word Perseverance would best 
summarize all we can say. Certainly no 
man in our day has exhibited more of this 
quality than he. When others have failed, he 
has kept steadily on. When he has himself 
failed, he has still looked to the future, and 
to-day his determination to reach the coveted 
Pole is as strong as ever. Columns could be 
written showing his remarkable persistence 
in the projects he has undertaken, but they 
are unnecessary. Peary's example should 
be to us a strong reminder of that well-worn 
but oft-forgotten truth that perseverance is a 
necessarv attribute to lasting achievement. 



It is uttering a mere com- 
Victory. monplace to say that 

every student in college 
and every Bowdoin alumnus is satisfied and, 
still more, is highly gratified at the manner in 
which our track team has upheld the name of 
the college in the recent meet. Such a vic- 
tory as that just added to our list by the track 
team cannot pass unappreciated. We admire 
the spirit with which every man entered into 
the contest; we admire the ability which 
brought our men in the lead ; but back of all 
we admire most the persevering self-denial 
which each member of the team practiced to 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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train himself for the struggle. To the whole 
team the college extends its thanks for the 
earnest, energetic efforts which keep Bowdoin 
in the lead. In praise of the captain and 
coach we can only say that they have served 
the college well ; they have christened the new 
cup with a victory which causes its first 
official inscription to read "Bowdoin, 1905." 
May those who follow cause this inscription, 
so full of significance, to be repeated again 
and again, changing the year but never the 
name. 



The Ibis is to be congrat- 
The Ibis. ulated on so successful a 

completion to its plans for 
the year as was manifested in the securing of 
'Commander Peary to lecture before the col- 
lege. To see and hear such a man, who is 
before the world as a daring explorer of the 
highest type and, at the same time, to realize 
that he is numbered among those who spent 
their early youth here at our Alma Mater, is 
to bring us into a deeper interest and appre- 
ciation of his work and the honor it reflects 
on Bowdoin. We feel that this lecture 
marked the height of all instructive and enter- 
taining events of the year and the Ibis may 
rest content that it has reached perfection in 
the art of pleasing the undergraduate body. 
The club is a college benefactor. 



"I, A. B., certify on my 

The honor that I have neither 

Honor System. given nor received help in 

this examination." The 
University of Virginia students have univer- 
sally adopted this method to avoid "cribbing" 
in examinations. It is a simple statement to 
affix to an examination paper, but in its very 
simplicity lies all its power or weakness, and, 
we may add, it is successful wherever it has 
been tried. 

At Virginia it is a man's duty when he 
detects another in the act of cheating to first 
speak to the offending party. Should the 
offender show that there is a mistake the mat- 
ter is dropped at once. Otherwise it is car- 
ried to the president of the class who brings it 
before the class officers. If he is found guilty 
he may appeal' to the faculty. If no appeal is 
taken the transgressor soon finds he is not 
wanted in the institution and more agreeable 
places soon appeal to him. 



This system or one similar as to modus 
operandi could be initiated at Bowdoin with 
effective results. We do not insinuate that 
Bowdoin men are dishonorable, but where one 
is put solely on his honor there is a higher 
motive within that rings true. With sev- 
eral professors on the watch for misconduct 
there is always the idea that if one can cheat 
and not be detected it is all right. Professors 
recognize the honor system wherever it is 
practiced and during examinations always 
leave the room to its occupants. 

The honor system is not a new subject to 
the Orient's columns and for that reason we 
hope that it will receive added recognition 
from the students and be discussed again for 
its advantages or disadvantages. 



J. 1^ , It is needless to say that 

" all Bowdoin students will 

be on the Whittier Field 
to-morrow afternoon to witness and cheer our 
third championship base-ball game of this 
spring. Preliminary remarks and comments 
never do any practical good, and particularly 
is this true in base-ball. All we would say is 
that Bowdoin has lost once to Colby and this 
will be our only chance to even matters up this 
year. If we are to lay any claim to the 
championship this )'ear it is necessary to win 
the early games. 

ART BUILDING NOTES. 

Two new cases have recently been put on 
exhibition in the Boyd Gallery, one containing 
the Dana Estes collection of Cypriotes, which 
have been exhibited before, and a large num- 
ber of Egyptian antiquities lately purchased 
from the Egyptian government by Mr. Estes ; 
the second containing Charles Gammon's 
Chinese collection and the Sophie Zela Achorn 
collection of Swedish antiquities and curiosi- 
ties. 

Among the Egyptian antiquities added are 
a Stela of the XIX. Dynasty, an alabaster 
vase of the XXVI. Dynasty, two small alaba\5- 
ter pots of the XXA^I. Dynasty, a larger ala- 
baster bowl, a glass cup about 1,200 years old, 
a Torso in marble of the Alexandrian era, a 
statue in, marble of the same era, twenty-five 
Ushabti figures, one Porphory bowl, one 
Diorite bowl, a limestone Stela, a bronze bust 
of Osiria, of the epoch Ptoleman, a Mercury 



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cartonage in four pieces, of the Graeco- 
Roman period, and mummy decorations in 
porcelain. 

In the Walker Gallery has been added a 
new suspension column for Darley's Evange- 
line drawings, and a new case for the refer- 
ence books on art given by the Misses Walker. 
These books can be consulted at any time, but 
are not to be removed from the Art Building. 

The addition and changes have involved 
some slight rehanging in the Boyd and 
Walker Galleries. 



DR. WILFRED T. GRENFELL OF LABRADOR. 
[Continued from page 43.] 

calls for his "gospel of pills and splints and plas- 
ters" have carried him 2,000 miles over the snows 
in his dog sledge, while his recklessness in handling 
his little hospital ship has led to the proverb 
uttered when a wild storm is sweeping over the 
coast. "This blow'll bring Grenfell !" The secret 
of his strength is revealed in his words, "Whether 
for wreck or for service, as the Lord wills. I am 
about His business." 

Other features of his marvellous work are eight 
co-operative stores where the poor fisherman can 
buy supplies at prices fifty per cent, lower than he 
used to pay the greedy traders, three dispensaries 
for the treatment of emergency cases, mission sta- 
tions for the preaching of a sensible, masculine, 
unsectarian Christian gospel, an industrial settle- 
ment where the fishermen can have winter employ- 
ment and their children meanwhile enjoy school 
advantages, and two club houses where libraries and 
games furnish amusement. Dr. Grenfell is also the 
magistrate for the coast, a representative of Lloyds' 
Shipping Agency, and a veritable Santa Claus to 
the children, each Christmas distributing all along 
the coast books and toys furnished him by friends 
in the United States. One of his accomplishments 
more amusing than important has been the intro- 
duction of the game of foot-ball which has become 
so popular that Eskimo women join in it heartily. 
Always plucky and straightforward he is the man 
to appeal to college men. 

Magazine articles on Dr. Grenfell can be found 
in the December, '04, Harper's, the April, '05, 
McChire's, issues of tht Outlook for July 18, '03, 
and April i, '05. 



THE MAINE MEET. 

Bowdoin won one of the greatest athletic victo- 
ries in recent years last Saturday at Orono, cap- 
turing the championship of the Maine colleges for 
the tenth time out of the total of eleven meets. 
With odds against us in the location of the meet, in 
the changing of coaches at a critical time, with our 
chief opponent working almost night and day since 
the date of the last meet with the avowed purpose 
of trailing the Bowdoin colors in the dust on their 
own field, and with the big end of the hard luck 
with an accident to one of our best men — all these 
make the victory one of the greatest in years. 



It is hard to say what were the features of the 
meet or who did the most praiseworthy work. All 
did magnificently, and it is certain that Bowdoin 
had surprises for Maine all the way through, the 
discus, hurdles and the quarter perhaps being the 
most noteworthy 

For individual work. Captain Denning lead with 
a total of fifteen points in the shot, hammer and 
'discus, while the work of D. S. Robinson and P. R. 
Shorey with a total of sixteen points in the mile 
and two-mile, was surprising for those who did 
not know the capabilities of these men. Kim- 
ball's work in the quarter was one of the features 
of the meet. Even the most ardent Bowdoin men 
did not expect such a signal victory, the wild 
stories that have come from Orono during the last 
year about Wyman having almost made Bowdoin 
men believe he was invincible. Kimball easily 
won, however, and this was only one of the cases 
where Maine's balloon failed to go up — not from 
lack of "hot air" however. 

In the half "Josh" Everett easily walked away 
from St. Onge and the rest of the candidates. 
Maine's strong points were in the pole vault, 
jumps and short dashes, while in the long runs and 
weights Bowdoin secured a lead that could not be 
overcome. 

Bowdoin secured nine firsts, four seconds and 
two-thirds. 

Following is the summary of the events : 

440-yard Dash — Won by Kimball, Bowdoin ; 
Wyman, Maine, second ; Lisherness. Maine, third. 
Time. 53 i-Ss. 

120-yard Hurdle — Won by Tobey, Bowdoin ; 
Currier, Maine, second; Webb, Bowdoin, third. 
Time 15 2-5$. 

220-yard Dash — Won by Porter Maine; Doherty, 
Bowdoin, second ; Sawyer, Maine, third. Time, 
23s. 

220- Yard Hurdle — Won by Tobey, Bowdoin; 
Thatcher, Maine, second ; Currier, Maine, third. 
Time. 26 3-Ss. 

100-yard dash — Won by Porter, Maine; Doherty, 
Bowdoin, second ; Sawyer. Maine, third. Time, 
10 I-5S. 

One-mile run — Won by Robinson, Bowdoin; P. 
R. Shorey, Bowdoin, second ; Hunt, Colby, third. 
Time. 4m. 48 4-5S. 

One-half Mile Run — Won by Everett, Bowdoin ; 
Bearce. Maine, second ; St. Onge, Maine, third. 



Time, 2m. 5 3-4S. 

Two-mile Run — Won 
P. R. Shorey. Bowdoin, 
Maine, third. Time, lom. 

Throwing the Discus- 



by Robinson, Bowdoin ; 
second ; L. B. Thomas, 
' 4-Ss. 
-Won by Denning, Bow- 
doin ; Johnson, Bates, second ; Hetherington, Colby, 
third. Distance, 115 ft. 3 in. 

Throwing i6-lb. Hammer — Won by Denning, 
Bowdoin; Bennett, Maine, second; Chapman, Bow- 
doin, third. Distance, 125 ft. 8 in. 

Putting 16- Pound Shot — Won by Denning, Bow- 
doin ; Coombs, Colby, second ; Bennett, Maine, 
third. Distance, ,38 ft. 3 in. 

Running High Jump — Shaw (Maine), Meserve 
(Maine) and Goodwin (Maine), tied for first 
place. Height, 5 ft. i in. 

Rudining Broad Jump — Won by Thatcher, 
Maine ; McVane, Colby, second ; Harlow, Maine, 
third. Distance, 19 ft. 7 in. 



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Pole vault — Won by Shaw, Maine; Rogers, 
Maine, second ; Wiggin, Bates, third. Height, lo ft. 
6 in. To break the record Shaw of Maine cleared 
the pole at lo feet 9 inches, the previous Maine 
record having been 10 feet 8 inches. 

Following is the distribution of the points 
among the four colleges : 

Bowdoin. U. of M. Colby. Bates 

440-yard dash 5 4 

120-yard hurdle 6 3 

220-yard dash 3 6 

220-yard hurdle 5 4 

loo-yard dash 3 6 

One-mile run 8^ ^ I 

One-half mile run /^ f 

One-half mile run ,'-5 4 

Throwing discus 5 i 3 

Throwing i6-lb. hammer... 6 3 

Putting i6-lb. shot 5 I 3 

High jump 9 

Broad jump 6 3 

Pole vault 8 i 

Total 59 SS 8 4 



MR. F. H. WHITMORE TENDERS RESIG- 
NATION. 

F. H. Whitmore, our faithful Assistant Libra- 
rian for the past four years, closes his work here 
with the end of the college year. It is with regret 
that we announce his resignation as he has, by his 
excellent ability and courtesy, won the esteem of 
the whole college. While his work here has been 
congenial, he has been elected Librarian of the 
Brockton (Mass.) Public Library and it is to accept 
this position that he severs his connection with 
Bowdoin. Mr. Whitmore prepared for college at 
the Gardiner (Me.) High School, and graduated 
from Harvard in the Class of 1899. He then took 
a two years' course in the New York State 
Library School at Albany, New York. In 1901 he 
received an appointment as Assistant Librarian at 
Bowdoin which position he now holds. He carries 
with him the best wishes of Bowdoin for success in 
his new position. 



AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ART STUDENTS. 

Miss Emily Keen Barnum, who has been teach- 
ing in the Art Building for the past year, wishes to 
meet all students who are interested in drawing in 
the new studio over the Y. M. C. A. rooms in King 
Chapel on Thursday, May 25. at I p.m. 

Miss Barnum's object is to form a class for next 
year at such a rate as shall be within the means of 
all students. This is only possible if a sufficient 
number respond. 

In many colleges an art course is part of the cur- 
riculum ; and one would be given here were the 
endowments large enough. 

A knowledge of drawing is not only useful in 
the laboratory work of various college courses, but 
it is aside from illustrating, decorating and design- 
ing, essential in the following vocations where a 
trained and accurate eye and hand are required ; 
architect, engineer, army or naval officer, surgeon. 



advertiser, boat-builder, chemist, botanist, forester, 
physicist, geologist ; and last but not least for 
many a student, it is necessary in the equipment of 
a teacher. 

This is an unusual opportunity which this well- 
known New York artist offers to Bowdoin stu- 
dents, and it is to be hoped that a large number 
will show their appreciation of it by meeting Miss 
Barnum on Thursday afternoon. No one must 
make the mistake of thinking that any decided 
talent or previous instruction in drawing is essen- 
tial. 



THE WORCESTER TEAM. 

Bowdoin sends an unusually strong and well- 
balanced team to Worcester this year. Captain 
Denning will have no difficulty in handling the 
weights, in his record-breaking style, while Tobey 
and Webb's finished work in the hurdles should 
bring us places. Robinson and P. R. Shorey in the 
two-mile are almost certain to place. Weld, if he 
is in condition, and Doherty, represent us in the 
dashes excellently. Kimball and Everett are capa- 
ble of finished work in their events. 

With this team Bowdoin rests confident of an 
unusually good place in the meet. All the men 
are star performers and can acquit themselves with 
honor. 



PSI UPSILON CONVENTION. 

The seventy-second annual convention of the 
Psi Upsilon fraternity was held, with Eta Chapter, 
of Lehigh University, at Bethlehem, Penn., 
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 10, 11, 
and 12, 1905. 

Wednesday evening a smoker was given the del- 
egates at the Eta Chapter House. Thursday and 
Friday were taken up chiefly with business meet- 
ings. Thursday evening supper was served at the 
Country Club, just out of Bethlehem. Friday 
afternoon the delegates enjoyed a visit to the Beth- 
lehem Steel Works. 

The fraternity banquet took place at the Eagle 
Hotel, all the chapters of the fraternity being rep- 
resented, with nearly 125 delegates in all present. 

Kappa Chapter was represented by Ra3'mond 
Davis, '05, and Philip R. Andrews, '06. 



HARRY LEMONT STIMPSON. 

The sad news of the death of Harry L. Stimp- 
son was received in college, Wednesday afternoon, 
May 10. 

Mr. Stimpson entered college in the Class of 
1906, but left in the middle of Sophomore year to 
go to work. About four weeks ago he was taken 
ill with typhoid fever, which proved to be a serious 
case, and the end came Wednesday noon. 

Harry Lemont Stimpson, the son of Adam 
Lemont and Martha Crowley Stimpson, was born 
in Brunswick, Me., September 7, 1884. He 
was graduated from the Brunswick High School in 
June, igo2. and entered Bowdoin the same fall. 
While in college he was popular with the entire stu- 
dent body and was universally conceded to be a 



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young man of exceptional ability. He passed the 
highest physical examination in the class coming 
out, 41 1.3, was a member of the class foot-ball 
team and won several points in the class track 
meets. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma 
Fraternity. His death is a sad blow to his parents 
and many friends. 



Colby, i i ; Bowdoin, 6. 

On May 10, Colby defeated Bowdoin at Water- 
ville, in one of the most peculiar games played this 
year, by a score of 11 to 6. Up to the fifth inning 
Colby had the game 2-0. but at this point a base on 
balls, a few errors, and a hit by White netted four 
runs for Bowdoin ; Colby obtained one run in the 
last half of the inning, making the score 4-3 in Bow- 
doin's favor. In the sixth neither side scored as 
both teams did some excellent fielding. The sev- 
enth, however, was different, and although Bow- 
doin obtained two runs off the beautiful home run 
of Abbott in centre field, which scored White, who 
had received a pass, and himself, the inning was a 
fatal one. In the last half Colby fell on Lewis, 
batting him out of the box, Files went in, but the 
ball had started, and before it finally stopped rolling 
Colby secured five runs, making the score 8-5 in 
Colby's favor. During the remaining two innings 
Bowdoin was unable to score, while Colby added 
three more runs to her credit in the eighth making 
a total of 1 1 -6. 

The score : 



Colby . 
Bowdoin 



I o I o I o 6 2 X— II 
00004020 o — 6 



THEMES. 

The fourth themes of the semester will be due 
Tuesday, May 23. 

Subjects. 
For Freshmen : 

A Description. 
For Sophomores not taking English 4 : 

The Results of Arctic Exploration. 

Dr. Grenfell's Work Among the People of Lab- 
rador. 

Mr. Carnegie's Gift to American Colleges. 

The character Caliban in Shakespeare's "Tem- 
pest." 



ADDITION TO THE LIBRARY. 

The Library is in receipt of a letter from Mrs. 
Nichols, daughter of Dr. J. T. Oilman, '26, to the 
effect that she will gladly hand over the large 
library and medical books collected by her father, 
if the librarian so desires. His library includes 
many valuable books, which although not purchased 
after 1884, the date of the death of Dr. Gilman, 
are still recent enough to make them a strong 
addition to the present Medical Library. 



College Botes. 



Morse, Hanson and Lee, 1908, spent Sunday in 
Boston. 

The Bangor News contained an excellent cut 
of the Quill Board in a recent issue. 

Oscar Peterson, '06, was initiated into the Zeta 
Psi fraternity last Thursday evening. 

Amherst is soon to have a new swimming pool. 
It will be in a building erected by Harold I. Pratt, 
'01. 

Columbia University has just received from 
Jacob H. SchifF, the gift of $100,000 for the endow- 
ment of a chair of social work. 

To avoid a conflict with the Interscholastic 
Meet on the 27th, the date of the Bates- Bowdoin 
game has been set for the 25th. 

Rev. Herbert A. Jump preached in the Amherst 
College Church last Sunday. Rev. George Lewis 
of South Berwick occupied his pulpit here. 

The Quill which appeared earlier than usual 
is one of the best productions yet offered by the 
new board. The criticism will appear in the next 
issue. 

Hartley C. Baxter, '78, has recently received a 
new auto boat which is a record-breaker for here- 
abouts. He made a run from Portland to Bath in 
I hour and 45 minutes. 

The Maine Tennis Tournament was postponed 
several days on account of the wet weather. Bow- 
doin will miss Tobey severely in the tournament 
but feels confident of good place's. 

Boston Herald: The Bowdoin College team 
should be figured on when the "wise ones" are 
picking the probable winner of the New England 
intercollegiate track meet to be held at Worcester, 
Saturday. 

Commander Peary attended the annual dinner of 
the Ends of the Earth Club at Hotel Savoy, New 
York, last Monday evening. This club is com- 
posed of men who have traveled in all quarters of 
the globe and who speak the English language. 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 
was held the preliminary competition for the Soph- 
omore Prize Declamation. The judges were 
Professors Johnson and Mitchell, Dr. Roberts, and 
Mr. Pearson. 

The Junior Annual at the University of Califor- 
nia, published by the Class of 1905. is said to be 
the most expensive publication of its kind ever 
issued. The receipts amounted to $9,609.50 and the 
expenditures to $9,405.35. 

The second team is having everything its own 
way just at present. It has been some time since 
Bowdoin has been better represented by her second 
team. Bath High was defeated 23 to 0. Edward 
Little II to I, and Portland High 13 to 3. 

Warren E. Schutt, the Rhodes scholar from 
Cornell University, won the three-mile run in 15 
minutes 4 1-5 seconds at the university field sports 
at Oxford, England. Shutt won by 5 yards from 
Godby. the winner of the 2-mile event at the 
Oxford-Cambridge-Yale-Harvard games in 1904. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



49 



Last Saturday's intercollegiate field day at 
Orono was the nth in which the four Maine col- 
leges have participated. Bowdoin has won lo of 
them and U. of M. one. In total number of points 
Bowdoin has won 850J/ ; U. of M., 367^ ; Bates, 
I39J^. and Colby g2],i. This year's field day was 
the first in the second series of 10 for the posses- 
sion of a second massive silver cup, suitably 
inscribed. Next year's field day will be held at 
Levviston. 



INTERSCHOI.ASTIC TENNIS. 

Monday teams from Portland. Lewiston, 
Waterville, Brunswick, Leavitt Institute, Hebron, 
Kent's Hill, Thornton Academy, Roxbury Latin 
and Boston Latin will begin the series of interschol- 
astic tennis tournaments. It is essential that this 
event has the endorsement of every student and 
that we entertain these visitors royally. 



CF^ristian Hssociation ITtems. 



"How to Break Bad Habits and Cultivate 
Good Ones" was the subject' for tlie Thursday 
evening meeting of May 4. The meeting was 
one of the best that has been held during the 
present term. Chapman, '06, brought out 
many new ideas on an old subject and his treat- 
ment of the topic was thoroughly interesting. 
The attendance was, however, smaller than it 
should have been. Where the meetings last 
but a half an hour it seems reasonable to ask 
for a larger number of fellows to attend. The 
subjects which are being discussed the present 
tenn are live and interesting and every one 
will feel well repaid to listen to them. 



Hlumni personals. 



CLASS OF 1898. 

Harlan M. Bisbee. now at the Harvard Gradu- 
ate School, lias been appointed principal of the Rob- 
inson Female Seminary of Exeter, N. H. Mr. Bis- 
bee has been principal of the High Schoo I at 
Brewer. 

CLASS OF 1903. 

S. C. W. Simpson of Portland is now at 
San Francisco, where he will enter the employ of a 
large lumber and shipping concern. 

E. P. D. Hathaway, class secretary of 1904, has 
compiled a directory for the first year as follows: 
CLASS OF 1904, 

Bernard Archibald — Studying law in office of 
Powers & Archibald, attorneys, Houlton, Me. 

Emery Oliver Beane — Studying law in office of 
Beane & Beane, attorneys. Hallowell, Me. 

Henry Eugene Beverage — With Lord & Thomas 
Advertising Agency, Chicago, 111. 

John Merrill Bridgham — Teaching in Hanover 



(N. H.) High School. Also taking post-graduate 
work in Dartmouth College. Hanover, N. H. 

Ernest Lord Brigham — Teaching in Warren 
(Mass.) High School. 

Myrton Andrew Bryant — Principal Gorhara (N. 
H.) High School. 

George William Burpee — Student, Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology, civil engineering, 
third year. Address, 234 W. Newton Street, Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

Frank Howard Byram — With the Perce G. Allen 
Co., distributing agents, Camden Coke Co., 3256 K 
Street. N. W. Address, 2153 K Street, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Oilman Hutchins Campbell — Sub-master Brewer 
High School. Address, Brewer, Me. 

Millard Filmore Chase — Assistant manager Bos- 
ton office, Dodd, Mead & Co., publishers the New 
International Encyclopaedia. Address, Room 309 
Walker Bldg., 120 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass. 

Thomas Emerson Chase — With Standard Opti- 
cal Co., manufacturers of optical instruments. 
Address, Geneva, N. Y. 

Philip Maclean Clark — Studying law. Harvard 
University. Address, 9 Clinton Street, Cambridge, 
Mass. 

William Frederick Coan — Clerk in Alpine House, 
Gorham, N. H. Will study law. Address, till 
June 1st, Gorham, N. H. Home address, Auburn, 
Me. 

James Francis Cox — Student Maine Medical 
School. 

Marshall Perley Cram — Assistant in chemistry, 
Bowdoin College. 83 Federal Street, Brunswick, 
Me. Will study chemistry at Johns Hopkins next 
year. 

Theodore Woodman Cunningham — Teaching at 
St. John's School, Ossining, N. Y. 

Samuel Trask Dana — Studying at home ; will 
enter Yale Forestry School. 

Chester Burge Emerson — Teaching in Kimball 
Union Academy, Meriden, N. H. 

Harold Josselyn Everett — Student, Maine Medi- 
cal School. 

John William Frost — Teaching in Topsham 
High School. Address, Topsham, Me. 

Will Day Gould — At home ; will enter banking 
in New York. Address, Kennebunkport, Me. 

Clyde Franklin Grant — Teaching, Mitchell's Boys' 
School, Billerica, Mass. 

Floward Cousens Griffin — Assistant in chemis- 
try, Hobart College. Address, Geneva, N. Y. 

Chester Truman Harper — Principal high school. 
Island Heights, N. J. Address, Island Heights, 
N. J. 

Eugene Pablo Durant Hathaway — With Guy, 
Curran & Co.. wholesale merchants and jobbers. 
Address, 1210 N Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Erail Herms — Farming at home. Address, Tur- 
ner Center, Me. 

Galen Wentworth Hill — With Enterprise Coal 
Mining Co., Des Moines, Iowa. 1310 Pleasant 
Street. Des Moines, Iowa. 

George Everett Kimball — Studying law, Har- 
vard Law School. Address, 1716 Cambridge Street, 
Cambridge, Mass. 

Clifford Elmer Lowell — Conductor, Portland 
Railway Co. Address, Westbrook, Me. 



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William Edward Lunt — Student, Harvard Grad- 
uate School, history. Address, 23 Everett Street, 
Cambridge, Mass. 

George Dudley Martin— With A. H. Bickmore 
& Co., dealers in stocks, bonds, and investment 
securities. Address. 30 Pine Street, New York, 
N. Y. 

Harold Elm'on Mayo — Maine representative 
Chandler Bros. & Co., bankers and brokers, Phila- 
delphia. Pa. Address, Hampden Corner, Me. 

Merton Asa McRae — With Chesapeake and 
Potomac Telephone Co., Baltimore. Md. Address, 
2012 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Md. 

Alphonse Clyde Merrymjan — Assistant in biol- 
ogy, Bowdoin College. Address, Brunswick, Me. 

Herbert Henry Oakes — With International 
Banking Corporation. Address (temporary), care 
International Banking Corporation, Threadneedle 
House. 31 Bishopsgate Street, London, Eng. 

Cyrus Franklin Packard — With Avon Manufac- 
turing Co.. Lewiston, Me. Address, College Street, 
Lewiston, Me. 

Harry Lane Palmer — With New York Tele- 
phone Co., contract department. Address, 15 Dey 
Street, New York City. 

Wallace Merton Powers— With New York Edi- 
son Co. Address (temporary), 225 W. 4Sth 
Street, New York City. 

George Colby Purington, Jr., principal Houlton 
(Me.) High School. 

Fred Lysander Putnam — At home. Address, 
Houlton, Me. 

Wilbur Garfield Roberts — Farming at home. 
Address, R. F. D. No. I, Alfred, Me. 

Harold Wood Robinson — With Wood-Robinson 
Co., jobbers in paper, twines, and ropes. Auburn, 
Me. Address, 103 High Street, Auburn, Me. 

William Thomas Rowe-^Student, Maine Medical 
School. 

Fitz Edward Sargent — With Glenwood Coal 
Co., Des Moines, Iowa. Address, 658 W. 17th 
Street, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Harry Clayton Saunders — Student, Maine Medi- 
cal School. Address, Brunswick, Me. 

Alfred Loomis Sawyer — Student, Maine Medical 
School. Address, Brunswick, Me. 

John Frederick Schneider — Pastor First Congre- 
gational Church, Winterport, Ma. 

Walter Howard Sexton — Information wanting. 

Arthur Carlton Shorey — Teaching, Higgins 
Classical Institute, Charleston, Me. 

Edward Durgin Small — In office of Daily East- 
ern Argus. Portland, Me. 

Ralph Stanley Smith — Teaching, Fryeburg Acad- 
emy. Address, Fryeburg, Me. 

Austin Edward Spear — Teaching, Lancaster 
(Mass.) High School. A-ddress, Lancaster, Mass. 

Harold Charles Trott— With Milliken, Cousens 
& Co., wholesale dry goods merchants, Portland, 
Me. Address, gi Carleton Street, Portland, Me. 

Donald Stone Walker— With John U. Brook- 
man, Esq., dealer in stocks, bonds, and real estate, 
41 Wall Street, New York, N. Y. 

George Burgess Whitney — Ward-master, Maine 
General Hospital, Portland, Me. 

Gerald Gardner Wilder — Assistant in library, 
Bowdoin College. Address. Brunswick, Me. 
■ Walter Keene Wildes — Worsted manufacturing. 
Address, Skowhegan, Me. 



IN MEMORIAM. 
Whereas, It has pleased God in His infinite wis- 
dom to take from us our classmate, Harry Lemont 
Stimpson, be it 

Resolved, That we, the members of the Class of 
1906. mourn the loss of a dear and well-loved 
friend ; and be it further 

Resolved, That we extend our sincere and heart- 
felt sympathy to the bereaved friends and relatives 
of our classmate. 

Henry Philip Chapman, 
Robert John Hodgson, Jr., 
James Wingate Sewall, Jr., 
For the Class of igo6. 



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VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 26, 1905. 



NO. 6. 



BowDOTN, 4; Colby, 3. 

Bowdoin won the second of the two games 
with Colby on the Whittier Athletic Field, 
Saturday afternoon, by the score of 4 to 3. 
The game was the most interesting contest 
seen here during the season and was warml}' 
contested throughout. 

The features of the game were the catch- 
ing of Abbott and the fielding of Piper, both 
of whom played the best games for their 
respective positions .seen on Whittier Field 
for a long time. Piper robbed Colby of two 
hits and Abbott's throwing to bases caught 
the Colby men napping at times when they 
were most likely to score. 

The Bowdoin team played fast ball and the 
entire game was a pleasing one to watch. 
Colby played good ball, Pugsley pitching and 
fielding well while Tribou distinguished him- 
self on seven putouts in left field. 

Colby went to bat in the opening inning 
and secured two of her three runs at that 
time. Tribou and Dwyer singled. Craig got 
a base on balls and Coombs got a hit that 
scored the first two men. The next three 
men were easily out. 

Bowdoin secured three runs in her half of 
the first. White was hit by a pitched ball 
and Abbott flied out to Tribou. Stanwood 
then secured a base on balls and Greene hit, 
scoring White. Clarke was out, Reynolds to 
Willey and Files hit, scoring Stanwood and 
Greene. 

The only runs scored during the remainder 
of the game were in the fourth. For Colby, 
Tilton was safe on an error and Starkey got 
hit by the ball. Reynolds was out. Piper to 
Greene, but Tilton scored on the play. 

For Bowdoin, Files was safe on an error 
and took third on another error, scoring on a 
hit by Flodgson. This ended the scoring. 

The summary : 



Bowdoin. 



Green, ib 4 i i ii o o 

Clark. If 3 o o 2 o o 

Files, p 3 I I o 3 o 

Hodgson, 2b 3 o i 2 3 o 

Ellis, cf 3 o o 2 o 

Piper, rf 3 o o 2 o 

Totals 29 4 4 27 IS 2 

Colby. 

ab r bh po a e 

Tribou, If 5 i 2 7 o o 

Dwyer, c 5 i 2 3 3 o 

Craig, 3b 2 o o o I I 

Coombs, cf 3 o I o o o 

Willey, lb 40 I 12 I 

Tilton, 2b 4 I o 2 3 I 

Starkey, rf 3 o i o o o 

Reynolds, ss 4 i o 2 i 

Pugsley. p 3 o o o s o 

Totals 33 3 8 24 14 4 

Piowdoin 30010000 * — 4 

Colby 20010000 o — 3 

Earned runs — Bowdoin i. Stolen base — Files. 
Sacrifice hits — Clark, Ellis. Base on balls — Off 
Files, 4; off Pugsley, i. Hit by pitched ball — 
White, Clark, Starkey, Bases on errors — Bowdoin, 
3 ; Colby, i. Struck out — By Files, 5 ; by Pugsley, 
3. Time — 1.25. Umpire — Carrigan of Lewiston. 
Attendance — 500. 



White, ss 3 

Abbott, c 4 

Stanwood, 3b 3 



Holy Cross, 5 ; Bowdoin, o. 

In a clean, fast game characterized by 
sharp fielding and fine pitching by both teams 
Holy Cross on her grounds shut out Bow- 
doin in a 5 to o game. The sixth inning 
proved fatal to Bowdoin, Holy Cross scoring 
3 runs. 

Bowdoin. 

BH PO A E 

White, ss o 4 3 I 

Stanwood, 3b i 5 o o 

Green, ib 2 8 I l 

Ellis, cf o o o 

Clark, If o 2 o o 

Files, p 1000 

Hodgson, 2b I o o o 

Redman, rf o o o o 

Lewis, p o o 2 o 



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Holy Cross. 

BH PO A E 

Cahill, cf 2 o o o 

Spring, rf i i o o 

Flynn, ib 2 11 I o 

Hoey, If o 2 o o 

Barry, ss O 222 

Carrigan, c, 2b o 6 4 

Cashen, 2b o i 2 

Ennis, 3b I 3 i o 

Mansfield, p i i 4 o 

Hogarty, 2b o o o i 

Loftus, c o o 2 o 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Holy Cross i o o i o 3 o 0—5 



TENNIS. 

INTERCOLLEGIATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS 
UNFAVORABLY FOR BOWDOIN. 

Bowdoin on account of the absence of sev- 
eral of her best players failed to place in the 
Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament. This is 
the first time for years that we have not been 
state champions. Doe of Bates won first 
place in the singles, and Stevens and Palmer 
of Colby first place in doubles. The tabulated 
score follows : 

SINGLES. 

First round — Doe (Bates) defeated Owen 
(Maine), 3-6, 6-1, 6-1; Austin (Bates) defeated 
Tabor (Maine), 6-4, 3-6, 8-6; Jones (Colby) 
defeated Donnell (Bowdoin), 6-0, 3-6, 6-2; Stevens 
(Colby) defeated Laidley (Bowdoin), 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. 

Semi-finals — Doe (Bates) defeated Jones 
(Colby), 6-3, 2-6, 6-3; Stevens (Colby) defeated 
Austin (Bates), 6-1, 7-5. 

Finals — Doe (Bates) defeated Stevens (Colby), 
6-2, 6-3, 6-3. 

DOUBLES. 

First round — Owen and Lovett (Maine) 
defeated Laidley and Donnell (Bowdoin), 6-3, 6-1 ; 
Tabor and McClure (Maine) defeated Greene and 
Clarke (Bowdoin), 6-2, 6-l_; Stevens and Palmer 
(Colby) defeated Austin and Jordan (Bates). 6-2, 
2-6, 6-3; Jones and Bryant (Colby) defeated Doe 
and Spooner (Bates), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. 

Semi-finals — Stevens and Palmer (Colby) 
defeated Owen and Lovett (Maine). 6-3, 6-3; Tabor 
and McClure (Maine) defeated Jones and Bryant 
(Colby), 6-0, 4-6, 6-3. 

Finals — Stevens and Palmer (Colby) defeated 
Tabor and McClure (Maine). 7-5, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 
6-1. 



BOSTON LATIN CARRIES OFF HONORS IN BOTH 
SINGLES AND DOUBLES. 

The Maine "prep." schools were unable to 
compete successfully with Boston Latin in the 
Interscholastic Tournament this week. The 
tournament which is a revival of an old cus- 
tom was successful, and much praise is due 
the manager. Portland high and Brunswick 
had excellent teams. Detailed scores follows : 

Preliminary round — Drew of Brunswick, beat 
Spencer of Waterville, 6-1, 6-0; McGlinchey of 
Portland, beat Seiders of Hebron. 6-1, 6-1. 

First round — Windemuth of Boston, beat Hyde 
of Thornton, 6-3, 6-4 ; Cressey of Thornton, beat 
Drew of Brunswick, 4-6, 8-6, 6-3 ; McGlinchey of 
Portland, beat Hughes of Brunswick, 6-1, 6-2; 
Sweetser of Boston, beat Thurston of Portland, 
6-4. 6-2. 

Semi-final round — Wendemuth of Boston, beat 
Cressey of Thornton, 6-2. 6-2 ; Sweetser of Boston, 
beat McGlinchey of Portland, 6-3, 3-6. 

Finals — Sweetser, Boston, beat Wendemuth, Bos- 
ton, 6-2, 6-3. 

Doubles, first round — Wendemuth and Sweetser, 
Boston, beat McGlinchey and Thurston, Portland, 
6-4, 6-2 ; Drew and Hughes, Brunswick, beat Hyde 
and Cressey.Thornton, 0-6, 6-1, 6-0. 

Finals — Wendemuth and Sweetser beat Drew 
and Hughes, 6-2, 6-2. 



THE MAY QUILL. 

The Oitill for May shows that the literary 
interest of the college is not on the wane to 
such an extent as some of us, when in a cen- 
sorious mood, have been prone to imagine. 
Nor should the quality of the number cause 
misgivings.- It is good, although it hardly 
"breaks the record." 

"A Philippine Experience" is a striking 
account of personal observation. As a state- 
ment of fact and experience, it has value 
be3'ond that of nine out of ten contributions 
to college periodicals. In style it has the 
merit of not being ambitious or self-conscious. 
On the other hand there are notable instances 
of negligence. 

"1337" is a bright little sketch, well con- 
ceived and cleverly worked out. The author 
is either well versed in Henry James, or else 
he naturally takes the James point of view, — 
very likely both. Only let this promising con- 
tributor guard against the danger that besets 
his particular sort, the temptation of trying 
to be bright ; he can be sufficiently so without 
apparent effort. In "An Idyl of Spring" the 



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inevitable young man and maiden are brought 
together in a somewhat wooden fashion. 
Some pleasing touches appear in the all too 
brief interview ; but the whole effect is slight 
and thin and is unnecessarily marred by mis- 
prints in the French quotations. "A Lochin- 
var of '63" has the ear-marks of the 'prentice 
hand, being made up of incidents which are 
strictly conventional and tend towards vio- 
lence and bloodshed, — in a word, melodrama. 
Yet the author is to be commended for his 
clear and simple sentence-construction, which 
is the foundation of good writing. 

As to the poetry, — not to summon to judg- 
ment the welcome sonnet by a graduate — the 
dramatic poem, "The Rose Garden" savors of 
those early efforts in drama that are fre- 
quently mentioned in the literature of two 
generations ago as being a matter of course 
with every thoughtful young man and woman 
between the ages of 12 and 20. These utter- 
ances always take the form of tragedy, prefer- 
ably of the lurid sort, as in the present 
instance. The blank verse of "The Rose 
Garden" is, in general, mechanically good. 
With barely one or two exceptions it "scans. '' 
And there are many lines that have strength 
and feeling. Naturally, the dramatic action 
and motive are the least successful features. 
The author can write good verse, but the 
drama is as yet beyond him. But then, even 
Tennyson and Browning gained only doubtful 
success as dramatists. 

"Serenata," — why not plain "Serenade?" 
— though correct metrically, is astronomically 
faulty. 

If . . . "long since the moon 
Has ta'en its flight," 

it could hardly be said that 

"The last faint star has sunk in space 
Its feeble light." 

Not to dwell on the tautology, the cosmical 
fact is that stars brighten when the moon is 
gone, unless, indeed, it be sunrise et rediens 
fngaf asfra Phoebus^ which is contrary to the 
supposition. These particulars are worth 
pointing out to all verse writers, with the sug- 
gestion to "let the consciousness play freely 
round the object" and by no means to allow a 
word to stand unless it can give a thoroughly 
good account of itself. 

"Silhouettes," "Gray Goose Tracks," and 
"Ye Postman" leave the impression of having 



been dashed oft' hurriedly when it was time to 
go to press, — a situation that awakens the 
warmest fellow feeling in the undersigned. 
"Gray Goose Tracks" is nothing if not 
esoteric, as well as critical, but so far as an 
outsider can penetrate, there is no ill will and 
not a little good fun. W. A. H. 



Communication. 



To the Editors: 

Every man connected with the college 
should be justly indignant because of Bow- 
doin's late present of the intercollegiate ten- 
nis championships to other institutions. 
Whether the fault lay with the captain, man- 
ager, undergraduate body, or with someone 
else, we do not know, and we do not care. 
We do know, however, that there is a tennis 
team here which could have won that tourna- 
ment, singles and doubles ; that the above 
mentioned team was in Massachusetts last 
Saturday ; that the Maine Intercollegiate 
tournament, through accident or premedita- 
tion, was played last Saturday ; and that, 
please pardon the phrase, Bowdoin didn't get 
a smell. 

When the undergraduate body gives sup- 
port to the Tennis Association, it does so for 
love of the college. An expectation that the 
Tennis Association reciprocate that same col- 
lege spirit is no more than just. A man in 
great need of money, who passes casually by 
a stray gold piece in the road without pick- 
ing it up, is counted odd. A college which 
gives away championships, when champion- 
ships are needed to bring students to deplet- 
ing ranks, is worse than odd. If we have 
that spirit of which we hear so much, let us 
use it as a working motive power, instead of 
keeping it in a glass cage for exhibition pur- 
poses. Undergraduate. 



ART BUILDING NOTES. 

The Bowdoin Chapter of Delta Upsilon 
has lately presented a collection of old Amer- 
ican and Canadian coins and tokens, together 
with a Dewey medal, also specimen piece 
from the great pyramid of Gizeh and the 
third pyramid of Gizeh. These will be exhib- 
ited in the near future. 



54 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



IDAY OF THE COLLEGIATE YEA 

BY THE Students of 
BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



R. G, WEBBER. 1906 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Editor-in-Chief. 



ASSOCIATE EDITORS: 



H. P. WINSLOW, igo6. 
H. E. WILSON, 1907. 
R. A. CONY, 1907. 
W. S. LINNELL, 1907. 
A. L. ROBINSON, 1908. 

G. C. SOULE, 1906, • 
A. J. VOORHEES, 1907, 



R. H. HUPPER, 1908. 
R. A. LEE, 1908. 
H. E. MITCHELL, 1908. 
H. G. GIDDINGS, A.B., of the 
Medical School, 1907. 

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Vol. XXXV. MAY 26, 1905. 


No. 6 



Interscholastic 

Declamation 

Contest. 



Now that we have held 
this week a successful 
Interscholastic T e n n i ,s 
Tournament a n di are 
looking forward to another annual Interschol- 
astic Track Meet on Saturday, it will not be 
amiss to call attention to another feature of 
"prep" school activity under the auspices of 
the college in which we have as yet done 
nothing. This is an Interscholastic Declama- 
tion Contest. Such a plan has been tried by 
the University of Maine for two years, and 
we understand that the results are highly 
satisfactory to all concerned. But the fact 
that it has been tried by our rival at Orono 
may, at first .sight, cause the more thoughtless 
of the student body to look upon the plan with 
disfavor. However, we see no reason why 
this consideration should cause us to hesitate 
since it has always been the practice of this 
college to promote all worthy spheres of activ- 



ity wherever originated, she having been, in 
fact, the first to establish an interscholastic 
event in the state. 

Such an event cannot fail to produce more 
intimate relations between the preparatory 
schools and the college, which relations are at 
all times desirable. We have seen ample 
proof of this statement in the results of the 
other occasions where the lower schools have 
met under our auspices, as they have heartily 
entered into these plans, and the college itself 
has derived no small degree of pleasure and 
profit therefrom. Moreover, such an event 
will promote greater rivalry between the pre- 
paratory schools, a thing always to be pro- 
moted. It will involve a new factor among 
their student bodies, one in which no rivahy 
has heretofore been aroused. And lastly such 
a plan will tend to arouse among those who 
participate, a greater interest in college work 
lay their being brought into closer touch with 
the college in the season of its activity. 
To-day there is a surprisingly small percent- 
age of "prep" school students who enter col- 
lege. Anything which will arouse among 
them a greater desire for a college course, and 
result in increasing the number who will 
extend their work into the college course, 
should be heartily supported. We may well 
feel sure that an Interscholastic Declamation 
Contest would do much to accomplish these 
various results. Whatever may be thought 
of such a plan by the students in general, the 
subject appears to us to be worthy of consid- 
eration. 



Last Home 
Game. 



Bowdoin has been better 
represented by her second 
team this year than ever 
before. At the time of writing the team has 
played five games and won four. The attend- 
ance at the home gaines has shown a marked 
increa.se over that of previous years, but 
there is 3'et room for improvement. On 
Monday, May 29, there is to be a game here 
between the Second and the Ricker Classical 
Institute team. A good game is assured and 
one which from the mere standpoint of inter- 
est will be well worth attending. But in 
addition to this and to the fact that the imder- 
graduates should give all the encouragement 
thev can to the men on the team, there is still 
anotlier reason why everyone should go. 
There are several men on the Ricker team 
who are thinking of coming to Bowdoin next 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



55 



fall. The management has made no small 
sacrifice in securing their game, as it neces- 
sarily incurs more expense than most games. 
It is' only hoped that the undergraduates will 
now do their share by turning out with full 
ranks to the game. It will be the last game 
that the present second team will play on 
home grounds and the next to the last game 
of a very successful season. 



We are so accustomed 
Maine Colleges here in our state to meet 
United. our Orono rival in base- 

ball, track, foot-ball or on 
other grounds, that we come to look at her 
with only opposing eyes. But when we are 
away from the state, then our views are differ- 
ent. It cannot be but a source of pleasure to 
all of us to witness the friendliness of the 
state of Maine college men when engaged else- 
where. Particularly was this noticeable at the 
recent Worcester Meet when the Bowdoin and 
U. of M. men worked together, helped one 
another, and encouraged and congratulated 
the members of the two teams irrespective of 
the college. "For the sake of the state," they 
said, and truly the state of Maine is aided 
much, when her college men show such frank 
and open spirit as this. No matter how it may 
be in the contests of the state, away from 
these struggles we have a friendly feeling, and 
the Orient is glad and proud to record this 
sentiment. 



Communication. 



To the Editor of the Orient: 

Among the editorials in a recent number 
of the Oriknt, there appeared an article sug- 
gesting that it would be a good plan for 
Bowdoin to enter into an annual contest in 
debating with a certain Maine college. Before 
any feeling favoring such a policy in our 
debating activities may arise, I wish to offer 
for the consideration of your readers a few 
ideas which seem to me to form a basis for 
strong objection to any plan favoring a debate 
betv^'een Bowdoin and any other Maine insti- 
tution. 

In the first place, in the only other Maine 
college which makes much of debating, imless 
I am misinformed, it is the recognized cus- 
tom for the debaters to receive systematic 



coaching from the members of the faculty. 
Anyone who is acquainted with Bowdoin's 
debating methods knows that this is funda- 
mentally different from the method honestly 
agreed upon and faithfully adhered to by 
both contestants in the Amherst-Bowdoin 
series of debates. 

The most important argument, however, 
agaist the proposed move, is on the general 
ground of the objectionable character of a 
factor which has sprung up in Bowdoin's dif- 
ferent activities during the past few years, 
namely, a tendency toward extreme localiza- 
lion. We notice this tendency more plainly 
in athletics than in other things. For exam- 
ple : When the writer entered Bowdoin some 
five years since, all our hopes as regards 
track possibilities were centered on the meet- 
ing of the New England Association at 
Worcester ; the Maine meet was a secondary 
consideration ; while to-day our entire energy 
must be called into play in order to hold our 
accustomed place on the Maine track, and we 
take what points we may happen to earn at 
Worcester, and are thankful. 

This fact is most lamentable, but while we 
are victims of circumstances in our athletic 
relations, v.-e may, if we choose, keep our 
debating interests free from entangling alli- 
ances with local institutions. 

A great deal has been said in the Orient 
about the value of interesting Massachusetts 
"prep-school men" in Bowdoin, but if we 
want to gain the respect of Massachusetts 
men, we must do so by making ourselves 
known among their homes. 

As to the argument that we lose men to 
the other Maine colleges on account of our 
present debating relations, I shall say nothing. 
Personally I do not believe that we lose 
enough men because of our non-appearance in 
debate with any other Maine college, to make 
that an argument worthy of an answer. And 
if there is any such loss, I firmly believe that 
it would be more than made up by the differ- 
ence in honor and reputation which would be 
gained by debating some college outside t'.ie 
state rather than by debating our nearer 
neighbors. 

If we have any spare energy to put into 
another debate, let us for once get out of our 
narrowness and arrange a series with an insti- 
tution of which something is heard in some 
other vicinity than our own. 

Alumnus. 



56 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL. 

President Hyde's address, Sunday, was on the 
topic of missionaries and explorers. He said in 
part : "After hearing such men as Commander 
Peary and Rev. Dr. Grenfell to whom we have had 
the pleasure of listening lately, one cannot but make 
light of his own petty troubles and difficulties, con- 
sidering the perils and hardships these explorers and 
missionaries have to undergo. 

The missionary holds just the same relation to 
religion as the explorer holds to geography. The 
explorer is always discovering some new spot where 
help is needed, and he gives help ; the missionary is 
always looking for some one in need of help and he, 
further, teaches the one helped to help the fellow in 
need. 

This is the true missionary, he who helps every- 
one else he can. and teaches them at the same time 
to extend that help ; these are the missionaries that 
we are more and more in need of in our religion ; 
these are the kind of people we want to be. 



N. E. I. PRESS ASSOCIATION MEETS. 

New England college men from Brown, Bow- 
doin. B. U., Trinity, Tech., Dartmouth, Mass., 
Agricultural College, Tufts, Bates, Wellesley, 
Amherst and Holy Cross, met in annual conference 
at the Copley Square Hotel, Boston, May 22. The 
meeting was called to order by President William 
F. Finn. '05, who after greeting members present, 
called for papers on assigned topics of interest to 
college publications. After two hours of pleasant 
readings varied by informal discussion the officers 
for the ensuing year were elected : Officers chosen 
were: President, W.H. Webster, Amherst; Vice- 
President, Clara B. Singleton, Wellesley ; Secretary 
and Treasurer, J. W. Sewall, Jr., Bowdoin ; C. T. 
Bartletl, Tech., member of Executive Qommittee. 
This twenty- fourth meeting was delightfully 
brought to a close by a banquet in the evening. 
Bowdoin delegates were R. G. Webber, J. W. 
Sewall, Jr., and W. F. Finn. 



DR. GRENFELL'S LECTURE. 

"f A large and representative audience gathered in 

Memorial Hall on Friday evening of last week, to 
listen to the lecture of Dr. Wilfred D. Grenfell on 
his experiences among the fishermen of Labrador. 
The lecture was finely illustrated with stereopticon 
views of different scenes illustrative of life among 
these simple people and the evening's entertainment 
was one of great interest both from a religious and 
an educational standpoint. 

Dr. Grenfell is a man who is doing a grand 
work among the people of that little known land in 
administering to their physical and spiritual needs, 
and this fact alone made the lecture one of great 
interest. The sum of $91 was secured at Bruns- 
wick for the benefit of the Labrador fishermen. 
The Men's Club of the First Parish is to be con- 
gratulated on securing this well known speaker to 
speak at Bowdoin. 



PHI CHI CONVENTION. 

The annual convention of the Grand Chapter of 
Eastern Phi Chi medical fraternity was held at 
Baltimore on March 3, 1905. The business meeting 
was called to order in the assembly room of the 
Grand Chapter House and important fraternal mat- 
ters were discussed. The most important business 
was the final arrangements for the consolidation of 
the Southern and the Eastern Phi Chi fraternities. 
At this meeting, the Southern Phi Chi fraternity 
was represented by Dr. D. f. Curry of Louisville, 
Kentucky, chairman of the Extension Committee, 
and Dr. Dunning S. Wilson, G. S. T. The commit- 
tee was given an address of welcome by Dr. Clark, 
G. P. of the Eastern Phi Chi. The matter of con- 
solidation was then fully discussed by all the mem- 
bers in a most friendly and courteous spirit, after . 
which it was decided to appoint a committee of 
four, two from each fraternity, to draw up the 
terms of agreement. After the contract had been 
drawn up. it was placed before the Grand Chapter 
and finally accepted. By this consolidation, Phi Chi 
now has twenty-six active chapters located in as 
many medical colleges. 

On the second day's session, the business meet- 
ing was concluded in the morning. The afternoon 
was spent in visiting the different hospitals and the 
medical schools. In the evening the annual banquet 
was held and the convention was brought to a pleas- 
ant close. Files, Medic. '05, Bowdoin, '02, repre- 
sented the Gamma Gamma Chapter of the Maine 
School of Medicine. 



ALUMNI SPEAKERS FOR MEMORIAL DAY. 

Among the Bowdoirj graduates who are Memo- 
rial Day orators, this year, in Maine are these : 
Gen. O. O. Howard, '50, of Rutland, Vt., at Skow- 
hegan in the forenoon and at Westbrook in the 
evening; Hon. H. M. Heath, '72, of Augusta, at 
Damariscotta ; Hon. Geo. M. Seiders, '72, of Port- 
land, at York; Hon. E. N. Morrill, '74, of Skowhe- 
gan. at Bucksport ; Governor W. T. Cobb, '77, of 
Rockland, at Rockland ; Hon. C. F. Johnson, '79, of 
Waterville, at Fairfield ; John Clair Minot, 'g$, of 
Augusta, at Mt. Vernon, in the afternoon and at 
Belgrade in the evening; Frank L. Dutton, Esq., '99, 
of Augusta, at Sidney. 



THE DRAMATIC CLUB AGAIN. 

The second appearance of the Dramatic Club in 
the comedy "The Magistrate" is now assured. 
Rundlett, '05, has canvassed the college with a sub- 
scription book and the students have given their 
approval to the play and manifested their desire to 
see it given again by subscribing their names in 
large numbers. It is now the duty of the students 
to stand behind their agreement and thus help the 
manager to meet all bills for the season and leave 
the club on its feet. The play will be given on the 
evening before Ivy Day as was advocated by the 
Orient a short time ago. Tickets will go on sale 
at Shaw's at 4.00 p.m., Monda.y, May 29. 



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57 



doilCQC Motes. 

Albion Merrill, '08, is absent from college, work- 
ing. 

Kinsman, '07, is on a short trip to Aroostook 
County. 

R. C. Bisbee, 'oj, was visiting friends over 
Sunday at the Beta House. 

James Archibald of Houlton. visited his son, 
James Archibald, Jr., '08, last week. 

Willis- N. Haines. '07, has returned to college 
after a short visit at his home in Dexter. 

Morris Campbell and Walter Cushing enjoyed 
a few days' fishing at Cherryfield last week. 

Kingsley, '07, has returned to college after a 
prolonged illness at his home in Augusta. 

Among the college men who were present at the 
Worcester Meet were Nutter, '05, Pierce, '05, and 
Harvey, '05. 

Notice has been given that there will be no 
more quizzes in the history courses during the 
remainder of the year. 

Workmen have been busy the past week put- 
ting ashes on the walks about the campus, adding 
greatly to their beauty and convenience. 

Many of the students witnessed Henry W. 
Savage's musical comedy "The Prince of Pilsen" at 
the Empire Theatre. Tuesday evening. 

Campbell, '05, represented Bowdoin at the ban- 
quet of the Deutscher Verein of the four Maine 
colleges, at the Bangor House, last Friday evening. 

Cox, '04, now of the Medical School, Bowdoin's 
"Old Reliable" has signed as pitcher with the Holy 
Name Society of Portland for the early part of the 
season. 

The 1907 Bugle board met with Lawrence at the 
Zeta Psi house last Thursday evening, and mapped 
out the work for next year's issue of the college 
annual. 

It is extremely necessary for the Juniors to 
attend class marching from now on. Only a short 
time remains before Ivy Day, and the work is far 
from being perfect. 

Westbrook Seminary won the annual inter- 
scholastic meet at Maine last Saturday with a 
score of 84 points to Bangor's 26 points, Bangor 
securing second place. 

President Hyde delivered an address on "Per- 
sonal Qualifications of the Teacher" at the meeting 
of the Knox County Teachers' Association held at 
Rockland last Monday. 

A meeting of the Sophomore Class was held 
Thursday of last week to make arrangements for 
the banquet and for other events that became evi- 
dent later in the week. 

Bates will play Tufts, to-morrow, on Garcelon 
Field. Bates was defeated this season in Massa- 
chusetts by Tufts, 5 to 3, and will try to reverse 
the score in the home game. 

The Junior German classes were conducted by 
Professor Ham last Thursda.y, in order that he 
might give an outline of the work in the courses 
of that department for next year. 



A special class has been started in Math. 2 
in order to take up the rudiments of surveying with 
practical work out of doors. It is proving to be a 
very interesting part of the Math, course. 

Prof. Mitchell, Prof. Files, Dr. Burnett, Prof. 
Ham and Mr. Foster were the members of the 
Bowdnin faculty who attended the Maine Society of 
Modern Languages, which met at Colby last Sat- 
urday. 

A number of the Freshmen enjoyed (?) a 
moonlight sail on the Androscoggin, and the beauti- 
ful scenery about Cow Island, last Friday evening. 
The pleasure of their delightful excursion is due 
entirely to the thoughtfulness of the Sophomores. 

The annual Bowdoin Invitation Meet will take 
place to-morrow. The number of schools entered 
is larger than it was last year and therefore there 
will be more sub-Freshmen around the college. 
Among the schools entered are Portland, Bangor, 
Hebron, Westbrook Seminary. Kent's Hill, Bruns- 
wick, Bath, Lewiston. Abbott and others. 

Burns & Favor's latest opera, "Fedlima," will be 
produced at the Opera House, Gardiner, on Thurs- 
day, Friday and Saturday evenings of this week. 
The play is far ahead of "King Pepper." their first 
production, which was very popular. Quite a 
number of the students are planning on seeing the 
show, as good connections can be made on the 
railroad. 

Prof. Ham and Mr. Foster were present at the 
meeting of the Modern Language Association at 
Waterville last Fridaj'. Prof. Ham participated in 
the discussion of the question: "Is It Desirable that 
Specific Texts in French and German Be Recom- 
mended for College Entrance Requirements?" Mr. 
Foster delivered an address on "The Teacher Who 
Thinks." 

Coach "Eddie" Hobbs of the Bowdoin track 
team which won the field meet of the Maine col- 
leges at Orono, Saturday, said to a friend in Ban- 
gor that the new Hubbard grandstand in Bowdoin 
is the finest of its size that he has seen either in 
this country or in Europe. This is saying a good 
deal as Mr. Hobbs has pretty nearly circled the 
globe during his athletic experience. The stand 
was dedicated last June and during the foot-ball 
season demonstrated its value, not so much in its 
seating capacity, although that is spacious, as in its 
training quarters in the lower story. — Bangor News. 



nibebical School Botes. 



Dr. Whittier attended the Meet at Orono, last 
Saturday. 

During Dr. Smith's absence in Washington, 
there were no meetings of his physiology classes. 

Rowe. '07, after working some weeks with the 
Bates track team as coach, is again taking his after- 
noon work regularly with the class. 

"Bill" Lewis is determined to learn what there is 
to know about Masonry. He took another degree 
last week. 

Dolloff, '07, went to the Meet at Orono, and 
spent the following two days at his home in 
Brooks. 



58 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



The Medics, who went to Orono with the track 
team did creditable work in their respective events. 
Everett won tlie half-mile run, and Hanson made a 
game fight for the hundred-yard dash. 

The installation of electric lights in the dissect- 
ing-room, the first of this week, is an improvement 
that was needed for a long time. By aid of the 
lights the men will be able to put in much extra 
time, and to make more rapid progress than they 
have been able to in the past. 

Members of the second year class began, last 
Monday, to dissect a third part. The work is not 
obligatory, but despite this, nearly all the men are 
taking advantage of the opportunity to learn more 
about practical anatomy. 

After a respite of about six weeks, the second 
year men have resumed their work in chemistry. 
It will occupy the balance of the term. 

In pathology the class began this week on the 
study of the blood. This, with the exception of 
doing their diagnosis work, will busy the men until 
the end of the year, as they have all, with one or 
two exceptions, completed the other required work. 

The Alpha Kappa Kappa Fraternity will hold 
its annual banquet at Riverton. May 27. 



SPEAKERS FOR COMMENCEMENT WEEK. 

The judges have rendered their decisions in 
regard to those who will take part in the speaking 
commencement week : Those chosen for commence- 
ment speakers are : Chase, Harvey, Lermond, 
McCobb, Newton, and Pierce. The prize speakers 
have been chosen as follows : Bartlett, P. F. Chap- 
man. Perry, H. S. Stetson, '06, Briggs, Redman. '07, 
Donnell, Morrison, Hupper, '08; alternates, Boody, 
Childs, '06, Leydon, '07. 



THE WORCESTER MEET. 

The annual track meet of the N. E. I. A. A., 
held at Worcester, last Friday and Saturday, was 
won by Amherst. Bowdoin won 12 points and 
secured sixth place. In the trials held on Friday, 
Captain A. C. Denning qualified in the shot put 
and hammer throw. Tobey and Webb qualified in 
the high hurdles. On Saturday, D. S. Robinson 
won third place in the two-mile run. Tobey won 
third in the high hurdles and Denning took second 
place in the shot and first in the hammer. In a 
throw for the record. Capt. Denning raised his own 
record of 1,38 feet, which he made last year, to 144 
feet, ;/ in. 



COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM. 



of 



This .year's commencement marks the close 
Bowdoin's one-hundredth and eleventh year as a 
college. There are sixty-three men to graduate 
from the academic department and about twenty 
from the medical. The program for the week fol- 
lows: 

June 18 — Baccalaureate sermon, Sunday, 4 p.m., 
by President Hyde. 



June 19 — Annual prize speaking, Monday, 8 
P.M., in Memorial Hall. 

June 20 — Class Day exercises, Tuesday, 10 a.m., 
3 P.M., and 8 p.m. 

June 21 — Commencement exercises of the Medi- 
cal School, Wednesday, 9.30 A.M., Memorial Hall. 
Annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, II 
A.M., Alumni room, Hubbard Hall. The president's 
reception. 8 to 11 p.m., Hubbard Hall. Fraternity 
reunions in the evening. 

June 22 — Annual meeting of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation, Thursday, 9 a.m. The Commencement 
exercises of the college, 10.30 a.m. Commencement 
dinner, 12.30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. 



Hluinni personals. 



CLASS OF 1850. 

Gen. Oliver Otis Howard will deliver the Memo- 
rial Day address at Cumberland Mills. 

CLASS OF 1855. 
Rev. Joseph K. Greene, of the Class of '55, has 
an article in the May number of the Missionary 
Rcvinv, on "Then and Now in the Turkish Empire." 

CLASS OF 1887. 

Merton L. Kimball, who is engaged in practicing 
law at Norway, was recently elected Grand Chancel- 
lor of the Knights of Pythias of the State of Maine. 



The 
Tibbits. 
Getchell 
land. 



MEDICAL CLASS OF 1904. 

marriage of Dr. Herman Kotzschmar 
'04, of Limerick to Miss Floe Louise 
of Boston, occurred March 29th, at Port- 



©bituar^. 

CLASS OF 1865. 

Horatio Bartlett Lawrence, A.M., who was born 
at Wayne, Me., December 19. 1841, died at his home 
in Grafton, Mass., May 14. After graduating from 
college, he was for a short time principal of Gardi- 
ner High School. He then attended the Newton 
Theological School at Newton, Mass., from which 
he graduated in 1870. But although he received a 
call from a Fall River church he declined to accept 
and gave his life up to teaching, being principal of 
several high schools and later engaged in private 
teaching. 

CLASS OF 1877. 

Orlando Marrett Lord died Thursday, May 18, 
from the effects of injuries received from a terrible 



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fall from a hotel window in Worcester, Mass. He 
was born on the 4th of July, 1853, at Westbrook, 
and had been superintendent of the Portland 
schools for the past sixteen years. 

Dr. Franklin Haley Allen, Medical, 'TJ, a mem- 
ber of the American Medical Association, Massa- 
chusetts Medical Society, a prominent physician 
and at one time alderman of Haverhill, Mass., died 
at his residence in that city April 23, from diabetes, 
after a long illness, aged 49. 



Hn /IDemoriam. 



Whereas, God Almighty in His infinite wisdom 
has willed to remove from among us our beloved 
brother. Harry Lemont Stimpson, formerly of the 
Class of 1906. Be it 

Resolved, That we, the members of the Alpha 
Rho Chapter of Kappa Sigma, while bowing to the 
divine will of our Heavenly Father, do sincerely 
mourn the loss of a loyal friend and brother and 
extend to his bereaved relatives and friends our 
deepest sympathy. 

Stephen H. Pinkham, 
Harold S. Stetson, 
Ensign Otis, 

For the Chapter. 



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VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JUNE 2, 1905. 



NO. 7. 



BASE-BALL. 

Maine, 7; Bowdoin, 6- 

Bowdoin lost to the University of Maine at 
Orono on Wednesday of last week by the score of 
7 to 6 in a close and exciting game. Bowdoin lost 
the game in the fourth inning, at which time Maine 
managed to score her entire seven runs 

Bowdoin came near winning out after this, scor- 
ing five runs in the fifth and one in the seventh. 

The summary : 

Maine, 
ab r h po a e 

Moody, 2b 4 i 2 o 2 

Lunt, If 4 I 3 o o 

Collins, lb 3 o o 11 o o 

Mitchell, p, of 4 I 2 o 3 o 

Quint, cf 3 I I o o o 

Frost, p I o o o 2 o 

Chase, 3b 3 i i 2 i I 

Sawyer, rf 4 i i 3 o o 

Gordon, c 3 i i 6 3 o 

Burn's, ss 3 o o 5 3 2 

Totals 32 7 II 27 12 S 

Bowdoin. 

ab r h po a e 

White, ss S 2 2 o 'I I 

Abbott, c '5 I .'I 2 6 o 

Stan wood, 3b 5 o i i 3 o 

Greene, ib 4 o I 13 o o 

Clark, If 4 o I o o o 

Files, If, p 4 I o I o o 

Hodgson, 2b 4 i o 3 3 b 

Ellis, cf 3 I I 3 o o 

Lewis, p I o o I o o 

Piper, rf 3 o o o o o 

Totals 38 6 7 24 13 I 

Maine o o o 7 o o o o x — 7 

Bowdoin o o o o 5 o i o o — 6 

Earned runs, Maine 7, Bowdoin 2 ; two base hits, 
Lunt 2, Clark: stolen bases, Moody, Lunt, Mitchell 
2, Sawyer, Green ; sacrifice hits, Collins, Quint, 
Green ; hit by pitched ball, by Mitchell i ; struck out, 
by Mitchell i, by Frost 6, by Files 2; wild pitch, 
Lewis I ; passed ball. Gordon. Time 2 hours. 
Umpire O'Halloran, Bangor. Attendance 1,000. 

Bowdoin, 8; Bates, }. 

Bowdoin defeated Bates for the second time of 
the year, on the Whittier field last Friday afternoon, 
the score being 7 to i. The game was a somewhat 
one-sided exhibition. Bates practically losing the 
game in the fourth, when Bowdoin secured 
four runs. Bates could not find Files, securing but 



one hit during the game, and that in the ninth with 
two men out. 

The feature of the game was the playing of 
Hodgsdon, who accepted 11 out of 12 chances and 
played the fastest game at second seen on the 
Whittier field this season at least. Stanwood also 
played a splendid game at third and deserves com- 
mendation, as indeed do all the other men on the 
team. 

Bates' errors were costly, several of them occur- 
ring at opportime times for the Bowdoin team. 
While Johnson was not hit especially hard, they 
occurred at times when they helped swell the score. 
Files, on the other hand, was hard to find, and with 
the fast fielding of the Bowdoin team, made a com- 
bination that was invincible. 

The summary : 

Bowdoin. 

ab r h pc a e 

White, ss 4 I o o o o 

Abbott, c 4 I 2 4 6 o 

Stanwodd, 3b 5 i 2 4 3 o 

Greene, ib 4 i i 17 o o 

Clarke, If 3 I o o o o 

Files, p 2 I o o 3 I 

Hodgson, 2b 4 o o i 10 i 

Ellis, cf 4 o o o o o 

Piper, rf 4 i i I o o 

Totals 34 7 6 27 22 2 

Bates. 

AB R H PO a E 

Lord, 3b 2 o o I I o 

Dioe, irf 4 p o o o i 

Austin, ss 3 o o i o 2 

Wight, cf 3 I o I o o 

Wilder, 2b 4 o o o 2 i 

Kendall, ib 4 p i 12 o o 

Bowman, c 4 o o 8 o o 

Rogers, If 3 o o i o o 

Johnson, p i o o o 6 o 

Totals 28 I I 24 9 4 

Bowdoin o o 4 o o o i 2 * — 7 

Bates o o o o o o o i — ii 

Earned runs — Bowdoin 4; three-base hit — Stan- 
wood. Stolen bases — Abbott 2, Ellis. Sacrifice 
hits — Ellis, Greene, Hodgson ; base on balls — Off 
Files 5, off Johnson 5. Hit by pitched ball — By 
Files I : struck out, by Files 5, by Johnson 7 ; passed 
balls, by Abbott i. Time — 1.40. Umpire — Carri- 
gan of Lewiston. Attendance — 500. 

Bowdoin, I J ; Bates, 5. 

Bowdoin won her third consecutive game from 
Bates on the Garcelon Field, Memorial Day, by the 
score of 11 to 5. The game was a loosely played 
exhibition of base-ball, the Bates team playing like 
Grammar School men a greater part of the time, 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



while Bowdoin did not put up a first-class article at matches in the fourth round of singles and the 

all times. Nevertlieless the latter played good ball ^j^j-^g rounds of doubles. After the tourna- 

until they had sufficient lead to permit carelessness. ii^ii tii -r ii„ ,. j- „<■ 

Lewis pitched for Bowdoin and did good work. me"t both teajns held an informal lanquet at 

Doe started in to pitch for Bates, but withdrew in the "Inn, the Vermont boys finally leaving 

the fifth in favor of Currier, who showed up in bet- Saturday morning with the best wishes of 

ter form than did his predecessor. A large number ^.j^g colleo"e. 
of errors was made on both sides. '^ 

The summary : The first round in singles resulted as follows : 

Bowdoin. Tobey, Bowdoin, defeated Hulett, Vermont, 7-5, 

AB R H PO A E 6-2. 

White, ss 5 i o 2 2 i Williams, Bowdoin, defeated Kirkpatrick, 6-4, 

Abbott, c 4 3 o 4 I I 9-11. 6-3- 

Stanwood, 3b 5 i o 6 3 2 Laidley, Bowdoin, defeated Partridge, Vermont, 

Greene, I'b 5 3 3 6 o o 6-2, 6-1. 

Clarke, If 5 i 2 4 o o Pease, Vermont, defeated Greene, Bowdoin, 6-2, 

Hodgson, 2b 5 o o i 3 o 6-3. 

Ellis, cf 4 o 2 3 2 o Second round: 

pjper, rf 5 o o o o i Tobey, Bowdoin, defeated Kirkpatrick, Vermont, 

Lewis, p 4 2 I o 2 o 6-1. 6-3. 

Williams, Bowdoin, defeated Partridge, Ver- 

Totals, 42 II 8 26* 13 5 niont, 6-2, 6-3. 

*T • 1 ', 1 1 1 J 1 11 Pease, Vermont, defeated Laidley, Bowdoin, 6-3, 

*Lewis hit by knocked ball. ,r 

p Greene, Bowdoin, defeated Hulett, Vermont, 

AB R H PC A E "'^Vpf'T-'', J 

WT 1 t. 1 . -, ■, r^ -^ ■, Third round : 

Wiglit, 3t)----- 4 I I 3 I Greene, Bowdoin, defeated Kirkpatrick. Ver- 

Doe p and rf 4 i i o 2 i ,„ont, 6-3 3-6, 6-4. 

^^"5 ■ ^ I I 6 o 2 Laidley, Bowdoin, beat Hulett of Vermont, 6-3, 

Austin, ss 4 o 2 2 o 2 ^ ■' 

French, 2b 4 o i 2 2 2 Tobey, Bowdoin, beat Partridge, Vermont, 6-2, 

Wilder, cf 3 o i o 1 -_. 

Bowman, c i o o 4 i i Pease, Vermont, beat Williams of Bowdoin, 7-5, 

Hepburn, c 3 o o 6 2 o -5-6 5 •? 

R°g«''S. ^\ 3 I I 3 o I p^'^^^ji^ r„„„^ si„g]gg. 

|::^^^''"a'' '"' I o I o Greene of Bowdoin. beat Partridge, Vermont, 

Currier, p 2 I 2 2 I o g, g_Q 

Tobey and Williams, Bowdoin, defeated Part- 
Totals, 33 5 9 27 II II rijgj. 3„j1 Hulett, Vermont, 6-2, 6-1. 

Bowdoin 20330101 I — 11 

Bates o o 00 o 10 4 o — 5 ^= 



TENNIS. 

Vermont Team Goes Down Before Bowdoin in 
Interesting Matches. 

The "round robin" between the tennis 
teams of Bowdoin and the University of Ver- 
mont began Thursday, May 25, and lasted 
through Friday. Both Thursday and Friday 
were bright, pleasant days, but the high wind 
which prevailed throughout the week incon- 
venienced the players a great deal, it being 
hardly possible to play clean, fast tennis. 
From the first a victory for Bowdoin's team 
was assured. Thirteen matches in the singles 
were played and one match in the doubles. 
Bowdoin won ten of the matches in singles 
and the match of doubles thus gaining eleven 
out of a possible twenty points and making it 
unnecessary to play the remaining three 



INTERSCHOLASTIC MEET. 
Records Go — Hebron Springs a Surprise on Westbroofc. 

One of the fastest and most successful 
interscholastic meets that has been held at 
Bowdoin during the seventeen years of their 
history was held on Whittier Field last Sat- 
tirdajr. 

The meet was won by Hebron with a total 
of 51 points against 40 points made by West- 
brook Seminary, 12 by Bar Harljor High, 7 by 
Bangor High, 4 by Portland High and 3 by 
Brunswick High. 

Manager Andrews deserves especial praise 
for the successful results of the meet. 

The results follow : 

lOO-yard dash — Final heat won by E. B. Lowell 
of Westbrook Seminary ; D. H. Fuller of Hebron, 
second : N. K. Forhan of Westbrook Seminary, 
third. Time — 10 3-5 seconds. 

220-yard dash — Final heat won by E. B. Lowell 
of Westbrook Seminary; J. H. Evans of Bar Har- 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



63 



bor, second; N. K. Forhan of Westbrook, third. 
Time, 23 2-S seconds. 

440-yard dash — Won by N. K. Forhan of West- 
brook Seminary ; L. S. Trask of Hebron, second ; J. 
Tobin of Portland, third. Time, 54 3-5 seconds. 
(New record.) 

S8o-yard run — Won by D. S. Richardson of 
Westbrook Seminary; A. Skolfield of Hebron, sec- 
ond, G. E. Torrey of Westbrook Seminary, third. 
Time, 2 niin., 5 4-5 sec. 

120-yard hurdle — Final heat won by D. W. Aber- 
crombie of Hebron ; R. G. Foss of Westbrook Sem- 
inary, second ; G. H. Brimmer of Bangor, third. 
Time — 17 1-5 sec. (New record.) 

220-yard hurdle — Final heat won by L. McFar- 
land of Hebron ; R. G. Valladares of Westbrook 
Seminary, second ; F. C. Richardson of Hebron, 
third. Time — 27 3-5 sec. 

Mile run — W'on by S. S. Holmes of Westbrook 
Seminary ; E. E. Knight of Hebron, second ; H. 
Hannod of Bar Harbor, third. Time — 4 min. 4 sec. 
(New record.) 

Running high jump — Won by D. W. Abercrom- 
bie of Hebron ; Robert M. Pennell, of Brunswick 
and J. W. Thomes of Portland, tied for second 
place. Height, 5 ft. 4 in. 

Thowing the discus — Won by J. G. Labbe of 
Hebron. Distance— 88 ft. 214 in. H. L. Burrill of 
Bangor, second. Distance — 87 ft. 9 in. G. H. Wot- 
son of Hebron, third. Distance — 85 ft. 3 in. 

Putting 16-pound shot — Won by W. P. Newman 
of Bar Harbor. Distance — ^32 ft. 11Y2 in., R. B. Par- 
ker of Hebron, second. Distance — 32 ft. 8 in. J. 
G. Labbe of Hebron, third. Distance — 32 ft. 2 in. 

Throwing 16-pound hammer — Won by J. G. 
Labbe of Hebron. Distance — 103 ft. S. Joyce of 
Bar Harbor, second. Distance — 90 ft. S in. W. N. 
Seavy, of Westbrook Seminary, third. Distance — 86 
feet. 

Pole vault — Won by A. E. Chase of Hebron ; H. 
L. Goodwin of Westbrook Seminary, second ; G. W. 
Earle of Westbrook Seminary, third. Height — 9 ft. 

Running broad jump — Won by S. McFarland, 
Hebron of Hebron. Distance — 20 ft. i>4 in. F. J. 
Rogan, Bangor, second. Distance — 18 ft. S in- E. 
B. Lowell, Westbrook Seminary, third. Distance — 
18 ft. 4 in. 



Cbristian association litems. 



C. W. Snow, '07, conducted the services of 
the Association on May 25, the topic for con- 
sideration being "Ottr Partnership and Fel- 
lowship." The reference to the thirteenth 
chapter of Corinthians was apt and served 
as the basis for much interesting discussion. 

PROFESSOR LITTLE'S TRIP ABROAD. 

The college librarian during his recent 
Mediterranean tour, had the privilege of visit- 
ing libraries in Egypt, Arabia, Palestine, Asia 
Minor, Greece and Italy. The most remote 
and in some respects the most interesting of 



these was that belonging to the Convent of St. 
Catherine at the base of Mt. Sinai, the former 
home of the famous Codex Sinaiticus, which, 
since its discovery in 1859 by Tischendorf, 
has ranked among the most authoritative 
sources of the text of the Bible. The jour- 
ney thither and the return to Suez involved 
over two weeks of travel on camels. In 
crossing the desert he had the good fortune to 
experience the usual episodes of a mirage and 
a sand storm, the latter of short duration. 

Like his two companions from America, 
Mr. Little found Sheik Sella Ali and the thir- 
teen Bedouins who served as their escort, quite 
novel and entertaining characters, though all 
extended conversation with them had to be 
conducted through the dragoman. The 
monks of St. Catharine were very hospitable 
and courteously joined in an impromptu cele- 
bration of the inauguration of President 
Roosevelt in which the raising of the Ameri- 
can flag and the firing of all the flint-locks 
that could be found were the principal feat- 
ures. 



THE NORTHFIELD DELEGATION. 

It is necessary to mal<e another appeal to 
the members of the Association and all other 
students to assist in working up a suitable and 
representative delegation to send to North- 
field. Last year one man, only, represented 
Bowdoin as an undergraduate, and even he 
did not return to put into practice the many 
helpful and inspiring thoughts and ideas that 
a conference similar to this develops. Six is 
the minimum which Bowdoin should send this 
year. The expenses are small in comparison 
with the educational returns. ' It is almost 
worth a term of college life. Waiterships are 
waiting for those whose means are limited. 
In order that Bowdoin students may become 
familiar with what our last year's representa- 
tive saw and experienced, we take pleasure in 
printing a letter from D. R. Porter, now at 
Trinity College, Oxford. 

Trinity College, Oxford, May 17, '05. 
Dear Editor: 

I am glad to see that steps are being taken 
to send a delegation of Bowdoin students to 
the Northfield Conference, this summer. I 
spent a very enjoyable ten days there last 
year, which left only one regret — that a col- 

[Continued on page 65.] 



64: 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 



R. G. WEBBER, 1906, 



Editor-in-Chief. 



Associate Editors: 
h. p. winslow, 1906. r. h. hupper, 1908. 
h. e. wilson, 1907. r. a. lee, 1908. 

r. a. cony, 1907. h. e. mitchell, 1908. 

W. S. LINNELL, 1907. H. G. GIDDINGS, A.B., of the 

A. L. ROBINSON, igo8. Medical School, 1907. 



G. C. SOULE, 1906, • . ■ ■ Business Manager. 
A. J. VOORHEES, 1907, • Ass't Business Manager. 

Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
ates, alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, 10 cents. 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Lewiston Journal Press. 



Vol. XXXV. 



JUNE 2, 1905. 



On account of Memorial Day the present 
edition was delayed till Saturday. Editor. 



The college extends deep- 
Condolence, felt sympathy to J. W- 
Sewall, Jr., 'o6, who is 
mourning the death of his father, J. W. 
Sewall of the Class of 1877. 



The Class of 1909 has 
" 1909." every promise of being a 

strong representative class 
of men. A number of the men who attended 
the meet last Saturday are future Bowdoin 
men and not a few others went away firm in 
the decision to come here next year. 

The college did itself proud in entertain- 
ing these men. Everybody kept open house 
and all unjted in extending a cordial welcome 
to the visitors. This united effort is what 
counts most. Individual effort is necessary, 
but every one working for Bowdoin will 



induce many more than single effort can effect. 
Immediate returns are bound to result and we 
may expect to see many familiar faces next 
fall who have already enjo3'ed our hospitality. 



A Reunion 
Trophy. 



We do riot generally 
advocate the adoption of 
plans or schemes insti- 
tuted by other colleges, 
but when an exceptional one is brought to 
view, it seems wise to consider it, at least. 
There was established at Amherst, last year, 
a custom which, we feel, if tried here, would 
prove as much of a success as it has there. It 
consists in the presentation, each year, at com- 
mencement, of what is known as a "Reunion 
Trophy" to the graduate class having the 
largest percentage of members in attendance 
during commencement week. 

The trophy is in the form of a large loving 
cup, and was presented by twelve of the grad- 
uate classes "to all class now or hereafter to 
be graduated from Amherst College, as a per- 
jaetual trophy of college loyalty and class 
spirit." The cup is in the possession of a 
Board of Trustees, appointed by the donors,> 
whose duty it is to make all rules and condi- 
tions pertaining to it, also to administer what- 
ever other business may be required. The 
trophy has engraved upon it the name of the 
class winning its possession each year, who 
are, by the way, the holders thereof till the fol- 
lowing June, together with the date of the 
commencement, number of members of the 
class in attendance, and the percentage of 
attendance. Space is also reserved for note 
of record attendance, should there be one. 
We believe that, should the idea receive 
favor by our alumni, an added interest could 
be created in the college, which is greatly 
needed. 

Every undergraduate of Bowdoin is 
extremely proud of her alumni, but who of us 
does not wish that the student body could be 
brought into closer relations with them? We, 
therefore, feel that some such plan as this 
most creditable one of Amherst's,, would bring 
about the desired results together with a hun- 
dred other unseen advantages. 



An article in last week's 
A Correction. Orient relative to the 

Maine Intercollegiate Ten- 
nis Tournament may leave some misunder- 
standing in the minds of the students. The 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



65 



original date of the tournament was May 
1 6th, but owing to the unfavorable weather 
the tournament was delayed till Saturday, the 
20th, when Bowdoin's captain was necessarily 
absent from college. 

It is needless to say that every attempt 
was made to postpone the tournament until 
Bowdoin's best team could take part. Extreme 
courtesy on the part of the other colleges 
might have allowed this postponement but as 
their representatives had already waited an 
entire week, it is quite natural they olsjected 
to further delay. 

It is undoubtedly true had our captain par- 
ticipated, the contest would have resulted 
more favorably for Bowdoin, but it is clear 
why he would not take part in the matches. 
Those who did represent the college in the 
tournament fought their hardest to make 
Bowdoin victor and they deserve nothing but 
praise and encouragement. 



It is a source of great 
i<y^ "Old Glory." pleasure and pride to the 

Orient that it is able to 
announce that our campus is to be decorated 
with the American flag. Through the kind- 
ness of some donor, whO' at present desires 
his name withlield, a flag-staff is to be erected 
and the national flag" displayed over our build- 
ings. This staff will probably be placed on 
Memorial Hall and its erection is to be under- 
taken at once so that a flag-raising may be 
held at commencement time. Just such a gift 
as this is what we have been hoping and wish- 
ing for a long time; and the satisfaction in it 
is largely increased when we remember that it 
comes from a loyal Bowdoin alumnus, and 
incidentally the Orient itself feels added 
pride in remembering that the need of such an 
improvement was first noted in these columns. 



It was with great pleasure 
An Acceptable that the student body 
Gift. learned that the day fol- 

lowing Ivy Day was to be 
a college holiday, and the Orient feels itself 
authorized to return thanks to the faculty in 
behalf of the undergraduates for this gener- 
ous gift. It is extremely difficult at any time 
in the year to entertain company and attend 
recitations simultaneously, but especially is it 
hard to do so after such a day as Ivy Day, 
when we have put forth all our efforts to pre- 
sent the most pleasant side of college life to 



our friends. To have all our good impres- 
sions swept away the following day by com- 
pelling our guests to wander at large about the 
campus while we endeavor to put our minds 
on a recitation which has no connection with 
our thoughts, in a hot, stuffy room when we 
would have the freedom of the open air, is 
indeed a hard fate. We are glad that the 
faculty realize the fact and have granted us 
a holiday, which, we assure them, we will not 
misuse. 

THE NORTHFIELD DELEGATION. 
[Continued from page 63.] 

lege that upholds its name so well as Bowdoin 
in all other realms of the college world was 
not represented better at this student confer- 
ence. Every other Maine college was better 
represented than Bowdoin, and Dartmouth, 
Williams, Amherst, Wesleyan, and Brown 
had enough men to make up teains in the 
series of base-ball games. At the great 
Fourth of July celebration when nearly every 
eastern college advertised itself by its yell the 
name of Bowdoin was not heard — in spite of 
the earnest entreaties of a loyal alumnus 
of the class of '86, the only other Bowdoin 
man present. 

As I remember it, one of the most enjoy- 
able features of the whole conference was the 
informal fraternity banquets which were held 
by representatives of nearly every fraternitv, 
which has a chapter in Brunswick. 

Aside from the enjoyment and profit of 
ten days in Northfield, a strong Bowdoin 
delegation there would be a good recommen- 
dation of the college to the large number of 
Prep, school men who come there every year, 
especially from the larger New England insti- 
tutions. 

Sincerely, 

David R. Porter. 



Communication. 



In the Orient of May 26th appears a 
communication from "Alumnus" in which are 
given several arguments in refutation of those 
urged in a recent editorial article favoring a 
debate with Bates College. To the sole pur- 
pose of keeping up the discussion of this mat- 
ter till a proper solution has been reached, I 
desire to add a few suggestions. At the start 



(>(> 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



I wish to be understood as in no'sense a parti- 
san of the new step, but simply wish tO' add a 
few words on certain phases of the subject on 
which I feel that Alumnus is wrong. 

The first objection he urges against the 
newljf proposed step is the alleged custom of 
"faculty coaching" in vogue at Bates. Any 
Bowdoin man will readily agree with him that 
this method materially differs from ours and 
I feel free to say that if it be impossible to 
arrange a debate with Bates on an agreement 
eliminating this feature, it is altogether prob- 
able that no debate between the two 
institutions could be held. But it has come 
to the ears of the student body here that of 
late this feature of "faculty coaching" at Bates 
has been at least partially discarded and if 
such be the case the writer sees no valid 
objection to the proposed step on that ground. 
Certainly it would not be urged that Bates, 
more than Amherst or Bowdoin, would disre- 
gard the provisions of an agreement, when 
once made, expressly forbidding coaching by 
the faculty of either college; and it is to be 
kept constantly in mind that the friends of 
such a proposal here have, from the first, based 
their contentions on the assumption that such 
an agreement could and would be reached, 
and that it would be as strictly adhered to as 
has been the Amherst-Bowdoin agreement. 

However, the writer of the above-men- 
tioned communication urges as "the most 
important argument against the proposed 
move," that it is another manifestation of a 
"tendency toward extreme localization" 
alleged to have sprung up in Bowdoin in the 
past few years. He goes on to illustrate this 
tendency by reference to our track activities, 
saying that formerly our efforts were centered 
in the meet at Worcester, but that now we 
throw our entire energy and "take what points 
we happen to earn at Worcester, and are 
thankful." While the energy which we put 
into the Maine meet has certainly been 
largely increased, and for good cause, we fail 
to learn from any of the upper classmen of 
any lessening of eiTort at Worcester. In fact, 
the very best training for Worcester is now 
obtained in the Maine meet, and we go to 
Worcester better prepared because of the 
efforts we make to defeat the Maine colleges. 
I think that "Alumnus," undoubtedly means to 
admit the force of this fact in his words "we 
are victims of circumstances" in this matter. 
But he goes on to say that we can keep our- 



selves clear from this condition in our debat- 
ing affairs if we choose by debating no col- 
lege in Maine which is our recognized field. 
Although the illustration may be a little over- 
drawn it is, I believe, of service to us in see- 
ing the results which would follow such a 
course as he suggests, to suppose we had, 
when the Orono college began to develop, 
kept on with our out-of-the-state event at 
Worcester, but allowed the Maine field to go 
by default as we are now doing in debating. 
What would have happened to us in track 
athletics in a few years? No one will deny 
that we should have lost many excellent Maine 
men by not recognizing the local rivalry 
between the Maine colleges. That is what we 
are now doing by the present arrangements in 
debating. As was pointed out in the editorial 
article to which he referred, Maine is and for 
years has been, our field and that we get but 
comparatively few men from out the state. 
The fact is we are not to be blamed for our 
location, but should make the most of it in 
every phase of our activity. If this so-called 
localization be an evil, then it appears to me 
to be one over which we have no control, but 
I am much inclined to question wdiether such 
localization as may now be involved in our 
Maine track affairs and as would be involved 
in a debate with a Maine college, is an evil at 
all. We have our field and must fill it if we 
are to progress. 

He next tells us that the only way we can 
expect to interest Massachusetts "prep-school" 
men is to make ourselves known among their 
homes. To this all must be perfectly willing 
to agree, but will immediately assert that we 
are doing so in the debates we now hold with 
Amherst, one of the best colleges in Massa- 
chusetts. But he suggests that if we are to 
add another debate, we should debate some 
college out of the state, as it would add more 
honor and reputation and bring us more stu- 
dents, than would debating a local college. If 
I am not mistaken his reasoning is this : If we 
are to add another debate, we should go out- 
side the state and meet a college of more 
prominence in order to attract students, a 
large proportion of whom we could never 
lead this way, an.d neglect this state where 
we do have an excellent opportunity to influ- 
ence students because of rivalry between the 
Maine colleges. Does this seem reasonable? 
I fail to see it that way. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



67 



As to the argument that we should debate 
a college of greater prominence than Bates 
little need be said. Bates' record in this line 
is certainly commendable, she having won it 
out of 13 debates, and having pi'oduced 
among others a man who is to-day one of the 
leading debaters in the eastern colleges, lead- 
ing for two years past the victorious team ol 
Yale University. 

Therefore I feel that, while not all the 
arguments are by any means on one side of 
this question,, the principal ones are in favor 
of a debate with Bates because the prospects 
for a suitable agreement under which to 
debate are good, because such a debate would 
serve to cover more completely the natural 
field of our work in this line and, finally, 
because it would in no way lessen but on the 
contrary', add much to the prestige of Bow- 
doin College. "Undergraduate." 



IVY DAY. 

"Ye Junior" was all important yesterday. 
All the time-honored features of the day were 
carried off in their usual impressiveness. 
The Maine game in the morning, ivy 
exercises in the afternoonj and an order of 
twenty-four dances filled out a happy series 
of events. 



FINAL EXAMINATIONS. 
June, 1905. 

Thursday, June 8 — a.m., French 2, Memorial 
Hall ; Biology 6, Biological Laboratory, p.m.. Edu- 
cation, Memorial Hall ; Economy i, Memorial Hall. 

Friday, June 9 — a.m., Literature 4, Memorial 
Hall ; Biology 3, Biological Laboratory, p.m.. His- 
tory 4, Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, June 10 — a.m., Latin 2, Memorial 
Hall ; Latin 4, Memorial Hall ; Economy 6. Memo- 
rial Hall. 

Monday, June 12 — Chemistry 2, Chemistry 
Lecture Room ; French 4, Physics Lecture Room ; 
Biology S, Biology Laboratory, p.m., Greek B, 
Greek Room. 

Tuesday, June 13 — German 8, Memorial Hall ; 
English 4, Memorial Hall ; English 2, Memorial 
Hall, P.M., Economy 4, Memorial Hall. 

Wednesday. June 14 — a.m.. History 6, Memorial 
Hall; Philosophy 2, Memorial Hall; Physics 2, 
Physics Lecture Room ; Biology i. Biology Labor- 
atory. P.M., Mineralogy i. Chemical Lecture Room. 

Thursday, June 15 — a.m.. Chemistry 4, Chemis- 
try Lecture Room ; Greek 4, Memorial Hall ; Greek 
2. Memorial Hall, p.m., German 4, Memorial Hall; 
German 2, Memorial Hall. 

Friday. June 16 — a.m.. History 8. Memorial Hall; 
Mathematics 2, Memorial Hall ; Mathematics 4, 
Memorial Hall, p.m.. Literature 2, Memorial Hall. 



Saturday, June 17 — ^a.m., French 8, Memorial 
Hall ; Spanish 2, Memorial Hall. 

E.xaminations from 8.30 to 11.30 a.m. 
E.xaminations from 1.30 to 4.30 p.m. 
Bowdoin College, June I, 1905. 

Coll ege IR otee, 

Merrymeeting Park opens June 19 for vaudeville 
shows. 

Colby was defeated at South Portland, Memorial 
Da.y, by the score of 9 to I. 

F. J. C. Little, '89, of Augusta, was visiting 
friends in town last week. 

The graduation exercises of the Brunswick High 
School come on June sixteenth. 

"Eddie" Bates. ex-'o6. has been a guest at the 
D. K. E. House during the past week. 

A picture of Frank H. Whitraore appears in last 
week's issue of the Brunswick Record. 

Winslow, '06, Bass, '07 and Putnam, '08, attended 
a ball given at Wheaton last Tuesday evening. 

Only about a dozen Bowdoin men witnessed the 
Bowdoin-Eates game at Lewiston, Memorial Day. 

The new Brunswick water supply system will 
not be turned on in the pipes until the first of Sep- 
tember. 

The Deutscher Verein held its final meeting and 
initiation at the Gurnet on Wednesday evening of 
this week. 

C. F. Robinson, '03, now a student in the Har- 
vard Law School, has joined the "Wolcott Rifles" 
of Cambridge. 

Prof. W. A. Houghton delivered an address on 
the "Chinese Problem" at the annual dinner of the 
News Club held at the Villa last Friday. 

Robert M. Pennell of Brunswick cracked the 
ankle bone of his left leg while high jumping for B. 
H. S. at the Interscholastic Meet last Saturday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Karl von Rydingward of New 
York City have returned to Brunswick. Mr. von 
Rydingward will open his school of wood-carving 
on July 10. 

Prof. F. C. Robinson was in Boston from Friday 
last until Tuesday of this week, attending the meet- 
ings of the New England section of the American 
Chemical Society. 

Prof. W. B. Mitchell was elected president of the 
English Department of Maine Association of Col- 
leges and Preparatory Schools at the meeting held 
in Waterville, recently. 

The contests for the various managerships are 
now on in full force. For the assistant track man- 
ager the candidates are R. A. Lee, H. B. T. Chand- 
ler, J. F. Morrison, and D. T. Parker. For the 
base-ball managership are Karl B. Kilborn, A. L. 
Robinson, and A. A. Putnam. 

No shore dinners are to be served at the Casino 
at Merrymeeting Park this year. The electric rail- 
road has decided to keep the building closed save 
for an occasional dance in the hall. The vaudeville 
shows will be held as usual. The first show will 
be given on Monday, June 19. 



68 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



A great many of the visiting sub-Freshmen at 
the meet last Saturday remained over Sunday visit- 
ing friends on the campus. 

In the last issue of the Brunswick Record, Prof. 
George L. Vose, formerly of Bowdoin, has a long 
article in reference to the condition of the Maine 
Street bridge. 

Dr. Edville G. Abbott and Dr. Alfred Mitchell, 
Jr., both well known Portland physicians and con- 
nected with the Maine Medical School, will sail for 
Europe from New York on May 25. 

Henry P. Chapman, '06, officiated as usher at the 
wedding of Miss Agnes Heath Fairbrother and 
Arthur Chapman. Esq., assistant U. S. District 
Attorney, which was held at 141 Sherwood Street, 
Portland, Tuesday evening, May 24. 

The curator of the Art Building very kindly 
opened the building to visitors from seven until nine 
last Saturday evening in order that the visiting 
sub-Freshmen might be able to view its treasures. 

The members of the Aroostook Club entertained 
the Aroostook boys on the Ricker base-ball team, 
which played the second, last Monday. The entire 
party dined at New Meadows, last Monday evening. 
Ricker defeated the second at base-ball on the 
Whittier field, last Monday afternoon by the score 
of 5 to 4. The visitors played a fast game and the 
exhibition was the best aside from the Varsity 
games that have been seen here this year. The 
Ricker team has a number of men that will make 
most any college team. 

The regular Freshman banquet of the Class of 
1908 occurs on the evening of the sixteenth of June 
at the Lafayette Hotel in Portland. Roscoe H. 
Hupper is toast-master. T. C. Simpson gives the 
Opening Address. R. A. Lee the History, and A. L. 
Robinson the closing address. Carl M. Robinson is 
president of the class. 



ni>ebical School Botes. 



Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Kappa fraternity 
held its annual banquet at the Riverton Casino, 
Portland. The occasion was a very enjoyable one, 
more than forty sitting down to the sumptuous ban- 
quet. Among this number were man.y alumni. Fol- 
lowing the banquet the time was passed pleasantly 
and profitably listening to after-dinner speeches. 
Among the speakers were Grand President Cook of 
Alpha Kappa Kappa. Dr. Fuller of Bath, and Drs. 
Thayer and Gerrish of Portland. 

The second year class have nearly finished their 
dissection for the year. The -extra time allotted for 
dissection this year has been most profitably 
employed. 

The course in Histology under Drs. Small and 
Gehring has been brought to a close. The course 
this year in this department has been of the best, 
comparing favorably with any medical college. 

The base-ball game between Alpha Kappa Kappa 
and Phi Xi has not taken place as yet. It is 
thought they will soon get together and settle the 
supremacy. 

William T. Rowe of the Medical School did some 



very successful track coaching at Bates. We under- 
stand he laid particular stress upon the jumps and 
hurdles, although we cannot verify this. 

Millard Hanson, Merlin and Carroll Webber, 
second year students in the medical school, have sig- 
nified their intention of entering the college depart- . 
ment the coming fall. 

Various prophecies by various prophets as to who 
will get pass rank in anatomy is the order of the 
day at present. 

George Geer of the first year class attended a 
clinic in Portland, Saturday. George was com- 
pelled to leave rather early, "due," he says, "to the 
heat." 



SOPHOMORE BANQUET. 

The Class of 1907 held their annual banquet at 
the Grand View on the New Meadows last Monday 
evening: The following were the toasts of the 
evening: 

"What I Remember of Hallowe'en." — Ensign 
Otis. 

"Faculty Regulations." — C. W. Snow. 

"The Ladies." — Glen A. Lawrence. 

"Athletics." — Wm. Eugene Speake. 

"Our Sports." — Harry L. Brown. 

"Our Phi Beta Kappa Prospects." — Earle H. Mc- 
Michael. 

"Loafing as an Occupation." — Amie B. Roberts. 

"Our Past Year's History." — Paul D. Blanchard. 

"The Class of 1907." — Joseph B. Drummond. 



THEMES. 
The last themes of the semester will be due 
Tuesday, June 6. 

Subjects 
For Sophomores not taking English 4: 

1. Interscholastic Contests : How Are They of 
Benefit to the College? . 

2. Bowdoin Ivy Day (A half-column for the 
Boston Transcript). 

3. The Theatre of Shakespeare's Time and the 
Theatre of To-Day. 

4. To What Extent is the Following Assertion 
True? "What.is called civilization drives away the 
tiger but breeds the fox." (Wendell Phillips.) 
For Freshmen : 

I. A Short Story. 



FISK TEACHERS* AGENCIES 



New York, 



Boston, 



Chicago, 



Etc. 



Over 20.000 Positions Filled 

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VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JUNE 9, 1905. 



NO. 8. 



IVY DAY. 



The "Magistrate" Starts the Festivities which Closed 
with the Ivy Hop. 



A happier crowd of visitors is seldom seen 
about the campus than that which gathered 
here last Friday to enjoy the events of Ivy 
Day. The weather during the day was per- 
fect — only slight showers occurring in the late 
afternoon. 

Thursday night the Dramatics held forth 
and scored again, both financially and dramat- 
ically. The ball game which gives to Bow- 
doin first place in the race for the pennant 
contributed in no small way to the success of 
the day. 

In the afternoon promptly at two o'clock 
the Juniors marched to the stage in Memorial 
Hall, where Harry P. Winslow presided over 
the exercises. C. W. Hawkesworth made an 
able chaplain and following the prayer came 
the oration by Charles Luff Favinger. The 
oration was well written and as well delivered. 
The poem by J. W. Sewall, Jr., called forth 
well deserved applause from all. In the 
absence of Mr. Sewall, P. R. Andrews read 
the poem. The exercises were brought to a 
successful close with the customary presenta- 
tion of gifts which were particularly well 
received. The popular man, Henry P. Chap- 
man, was received with thunderous applause. 
His sincere response to the gift of the wooden 
spoon testified to the excellence of the choice 
and his well-deserved popularity. 

Following the planting of the ivy the ode 
written by Robie R. Stevens was sung. 
Immediately after the guests assembled in the 
chapel, where the seniors held forth in usual 
impressiveness and solemnity. Marshal Den- 
ning lead the class out singing the familiar 
"Auld Lang Syne," followed by the cheering. 

The evening's entertainment was a Hop 
and rarely has an Ivy been better attended or 
more enjoyed than this event which brought 
one of Bowdoin's pleasantest days to such a 
delightful close. Neat orders in blue and 
white announced the twenty-four dances. 



THE ORATION. 

C. W. Favinger. 

The oration follows : 

A generation ago there was fought out on this 
continent one of the bloodiest and most destructive 
wars in the history of the world. Brother fought 
brother ; father fought son ; and homes that had pre- 
viously been scenes of happiness and circles of love 
were helplessly and cruelly shattered. The names 
carved in these bronze tablets are a forceful, though 
silent reminder of the deep and vital interest your 
fathers had in that war. The memory of their deeds 
forms the bond which joins the gloomy past to the 
hopeful present. These men gave their lives that 
the union might be preserved, and at the same time 
solve the great problem of human slavery. To-day 
we thank God that they did solve that problem ; both 
South and North applaud their deeds, while they 
point with ever-increasing pride to the grand result 
of their heroic efforts. 

Though a stroke of the great Lincoln's pen 
struck the shackles from millions of bondmen, it 
sowed at the same time the seed of an ever greater 
problem ; one which commands today, our wisest and 
most earnest consideration. That problem has been 
variously called the "negro problem," the "race 
problem," the "Southern problem," but by whatever 
name we call it, the whole question is "How can we 
best preserve the integrity of the races, while con- 
tinuing to elevate them socially, politically and 
religiously" 

For me to attempt a solution of this great prob- 
lem would be useless ; to discuss a definite plan of 
settlement with all its good or bad points would 
require volumes, and is therefore beyond my present 
purpose. What I shall attempt to do is to consider 
impartially what seemed to be the underlying prin- 
ciples which must be recognized by both North and 
South before the "race problem" can ever approach 
the satisfactory solution. 

As a basis for honest adjustment of this case it 
is necessary that every section of our country con- 
sider the question with absolute impartiality. No 
man, no matter how perfect his knowledge of the 
South or of the North, or how deep his interest in 
the two sections, cannot even contribute a single jot 
to the healing of their differences unless he under- 
takes the subject, forgetful of the unpleasant past, 
and concerned only with the future, common good. 
Both South and North most yield something to the 
spirit of union. No more fitting words for a motto 
can be found than these of Lincoln's Second Inaugu- 
ral Address: "With malice toward none; with 
charity for all ; with firmness in the right, let us strive 
on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's 
wounds — to do all which may achieve and -cherish a 
just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all 
nations." 



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We must recognize the fact that the "Race Ques- 
tion" is of vital interest to the whole country. It is 
not a sectional problem. It matters not in the least 
who has been at fault. No section is more responsi- 
ble than another for the introduction of the black 
race into this country. It is here and we must make 
the most of it. Today, the Southern states hold 
within their borders roore than eight million negroes. 
The number is constantly increasing and the North 
cannot long be kept free from the black man's pres- 
ence. It is therefore to our interest that a solution 
of this problem be found before the black population 
has become so great as to extend its deadening 
influence to the limit of our land. 

Much of the misunderstanding of the past has been 
caused by the wrangles of men blinded by prejudice 
and absolutely unfit for intelligent discussion. iVIost 
of our capable men have held aloof from the active 
work of solution. Many of them even refuse to 
lend their advice. Indeed they have seen fit to leave 
the problem in the hands of political demagogues and 
unscrupulous men seeking only their own personal 
aggrandizement. This a condition of affairs which 
we should not tolerate. We need our leaders in 
education and statesmanship in the midst of the work, 
for it is in their power alone to do it properly. It 
is the manifest duty of our educated men and women 
to take the initiative in this work, for as soon as they 
do it will reach too high a claim for the man whose 
chief support is found in the estrangement of our 
common country. In a recent speech. President 
Roosevelt said that "It is a problem demanding the 
best thought, the utmost patience, the most earnest 
effort, the broadest charity of a statesman, a student, 
the philanthropist ; of the leaders of thought in every 
branch of our national life." 

The millennium cannot be reached in a day, but 
months, years, decades, and even generations may 
pass before the best is actually accomplished. It 
requires constant watchfulness on the part of all con- 
cerned that no word may be uttered and no act per- 
mitted to renew the unpleasant features of the past. 
We do not expect everything to be just as we would 
have it, but constant patience and honest efforts will 
at least contribute much to a satisfactory result. 

Many leading men in all the trades and professions 
have done good service by their sympathetic interest, 
but few of them have thoroughly studied the South- 
ern needs. The South wants more than interest and 
sympathy. It wants action. When the educated men 
of the North have become sufficiently interested to 
lend a hand in the efforts the South is now making 
to educate the negro, the next step must be to gain 
a thorough knowledge of the social and economic 
conditions throughout the so-called "Black Belt." 
Without such knowledge the man, be he educated or 
not, who sits in his office and writes newspaper arti- 
cles dealing with the "Negro Question" is doing 
worse than nothing. Almost invariably he misstates 
the case, and his conclusions are radically wrong 
and vicious. 

The fair-minded man must recognize the fact that 
the South is bearing a double burden. Not only do 
thousands of white children have to be educated, but 
thousands of negro children, too. In addition to the 
burden of educating his own children the great bur- 
den of educating the negro falls on the shoulders of 
the poor white Southern tax-payer. To leave the 
work of his education entirely to the negro would be 



to leave it to its doom. For this reason, rather than 
witness a decline in popular negro intelligence, the 
Southern people have been staggering on heroically 
beneath this double burden without a murmur. They 
have done exceptionally well in the midst of the con- 
dition under which they have labored. When the 
Confederate soldier returned after the war he found 
his slaves freed. They had in many instances been 
his sole support so that without them he was ruined. 
His farm had been devastated and his family 
destroyed. It was necessary to start life anew, yet, in 
spite of these difficulties, through all the periods of 
sectional feeling, the representative men of the South 
have given the best they have had to educate and to 
elevate the negro, and they have given cheerfully and 
freely. But the work is too great for them alone; they 
need the honest assistance and sympathy of their 
Northern brother. 

This country of ours should have no section ; it 
should be one vast unit with a single purpose, and 
that purpose the highest political, social, and moral 
welfare of all. We should all be brothers with a com- 
mon aim. And indeed our country is tending toward 
this unification with ever increasing success. Only 
the controversy over the negro prevents the realiza- 
tion of this high ideal, and just so soon as all parts 
of this country are willing to forget the troubles of 
the past ; to make common concessions ; to seek 
honestly and fearlessly to do the right, then the 
question will already be half settled. 

A half hundred leaders leave these college walls 
each year ; a half hundred missionaries are scattered 
through all parts of our country. Some go to the 
South ; some to the West ; the rest remain in New 
England to mould public opinion and to determine 
the future policy of the North. Upon the con- 
science of these men must ever rest the burden of 
her future policy. If the dark clouds of preju- 
dice, of narrowness, of dishonesty, of cruel exaction 
shall clog their vision, then my friends, the future 
is black indeed, and I tremble for the outcome. But 
on the other hand if, in its attitude to the South, it 
shall be a policy of concession and conciliation; if 
it shall be a policy of honest financial and intellectual 
assistance: then these men will have builded well, 
and the brightness of the future will be assured. 



THE POEM. 

J. W. Sewall, Jr. 
The poem was as follows: 
Although the time for parting has not come 
And yet another year remains to us 
Before we leave thee, bravest, dearest home. 
The thought of all that lies behind, of all 
We cannot live again, wakes in our hearts 
Dear nuemories of joiys forever gone. 

By time that proveth well and bindeth fast. 
Too soon shall we but recollections have 
Of all the joys and gladness of these days — 
The joy of having lived and loved and worked 
Together in one strong, unsundered band, 
Beneath the kindly care of her we call 
Our Mother, and are proud to be her sons. 
Three years, too short, have glided softly by, 
Three years of pleasure, mingled with our toil, 



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Three years of sweetly clinging memories 

That waft us scents, as violets newly plucked, 

Or roses that we find in early morn 

Before tlie sun has driven away the dew — 

The "sound of bells, the cheers of eager men 

Rolling from out yon pine-surrounded field, 

The hours of study and of social cheer, 

The work for profit in the doing well. 

The warm spring days, the green soft-shadowed 

lawns. 
The laughter sounding far from dim-lit halls, 
The days when Autumn brushes down the leaves 
And paints our walks with multicolored hues. 
While ever, as at altars of old gods. 
Thick smoke ascends into the silent sk.y: 
The songs we sang, the cheer we loved — all, all 
Are memories now, that brood and flit about 
Us, e'en as dreams are said to linger when 
The blood and couch are fever-hot with pain. 

And thou, strong, stalwart soul, that left so soon. 
The promise and the burden of this life. 
Do thou be present here within the midst 
Of these thy brothers, who still honor thee, 
And sorrow that thou shouldst have gone away. 
Be present, though unseen, and shed around 
Us some benignant sweetness of that home 
Which thou, whilst young, hast joyfully attained. 
Be present, brother, with us here today. 
Sweet years, fair years, so quickly sped, 
Come back along the aisles of time ; 
Sweet years, fair years, to memory wed. 
With melodies of love you chime. 

Old friends, dear friends, so truly known, 
Clasp hands, strong hearts, with heart to heart. 
Old friends, dear friends the years have flown, 
We linger, but we soon must part. 

But though we part and meet no more for years. 
Though hair grows white and eyes grow tired and 

dim. 
The bond of kindred feeling, kindred love, 
Will bind us closely throughout all our life. 

The new years smile, the old weep not; with joy 

We welcome in the coming guest, e'en though 

Our hearts pursue the parting with regret. 

In joy we seek to enter into life. 

To struggle hard against all evil things. 

To live our lives as Christian gentlemen. 



IVY ODE. 

(Air: Die Wacht Am Rhein.) 

O Bowdoin dear, O mother fair. 

We come, entrusting to thy care 

This ivy green, this clinging vine. 

And consecrate it at thy shrine; 

This symbol of our love for thee. 

Which shall .endure, where'er we be, 

And in its growth, with tendrils close entwine. 

Our hearts, dear Bowdoin, now and ever thine. 

O vine, with each returning spring. 
When fair skies smile and bluebirds sing. 
Do thou wax green upon these walls 



Of our belov'd college halls. 
Thus shall the friendships planted here 
Grow fuller, richer with each year, 
And in their growth, with tendrils close entwine. 
Our hearts, dear Bowdoin, now and ever thine. 
R. R. Stevens. 



PRESENTATION OF GIFTS. 

The gifts were well chosen and the presentation 
and acceptation speeches were finely adapted to the 
occasion. Lewis H. Fox. as "sporty man" received 
an automobile ; Charles A. J. Houghton, as "plug- 
ger" a whetstone : Walter B. Clarke as "silent man," 
a tin horn; Fred E. R. Piper, as the "laziest and best 
natured man," a Morris chair ; and C. C. Hall, as 
"society man," a mirror. 

The last presentation was that of the wooden 
spoon to Henry P. Chapman, popular man. In 
reply Mr. Chapman said, in part : "I find myself 
unable to express my gratitude, and appreciation of 
this spoon as a token of your esteem and friendship. 
I accept this spoon not only as belonging to myself 
but to every member of 1906, because we are so 
united in friendship that every man is popular and 
one not more so than another. In later years this 
spoon will bring back plea.sant memories and keep 
our friendships ever fresh and firm ; it will remind 
me of events that have made us joyful and those 
that have made us sad." 



BASE-BALL, 



Bowdoin, 6; Maine, 2 — A Brilliant Victory Leaves 
Bowdoin in First Place. 



Bowdoin finished her Maine college games 
last Friday with a brilliant victory over Maine. 
The throng of Ivy Day visitors who watched 
the white of Bowdoin ("Don" included) van- 
quish the boys in blue, saw one of the fastest 
and most interesting games of the year. The 
championship goes to Bowdoin as a result of 
this sensational finish of the season unless 
Colby defeats Bates. Both Frost and Files 
pitched great ball, the men breaking even on 
seven hits off each by the opposing team. 
Files, however, kept Maine's batters down 
when hits counted, in better style than did 
Frost. Files distinguished himself with a 
home run in the fourth, which was the feature 
of the game, being the first run through center 
field that has been seen here for a number of 
years. 

No scores were made in the first inning. 
In the second Mitchell was out on a fly to 
Abbott, and Sawyer followed suit with the 

[Continued on page 73.] 



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Vol. XXXV. 



JUNE 9, 1905. 



The next number of the Orient will be 
the commencement number. Unless otherwise 
directed the number will be sent to the homes 
of the student subscribers. Editor. 



The students will learn 

Assistant with regret that the office 

Librarian. of Assistant Librarian is 

to be abolished another 
year. It has become necessary to cut down 
employment somewhat and the library depart- 
ment is the first to feel. it.The change will 
throw the weight of responsibility entirely on 
the librarian. Doubtless the hours during 
which the library may be used will be dimin- 
ished in order to give a smaller force more 
time to keep abreast with the work. This will 
affect students who have to use the reference 
books considerably and will necessitate a 
greater economy of time. We hope that the 
change will not be permanent and that before 



long we may see a full corps of assistants 
within Hubbard Hall. 



It has come to our ears 

The Qlee Club at that the Glee Club would 

Commencement, gladly offer its services at 

the commencement exer- 
cises if suitable arrangements could be made. 
The plan seems worthy of consideration. 
Heretofore the custom has prevailed to have 
all the music necessary, furnished by musicians 
outside of the college. Everything that comes 
from without the college tends to deflect inter- 
est from its members. Not only the Glee Club 
but the Instrumental Clubs as well should 
unite in furnishing the music of some of the 
exercises. The clubs could not have a better 
chance to- show to those who were formerly 
engaged in the very college activities in which 
we are now exerting ourselves, that their 
efforts are strong and determined to make 
Bowdoin's reputation for musical ability stand 
on par with her illustrious athletic name. Such 
a plan, if carried out, would be a good adver- 
tisement for the clubs and help them consider- 
ably in the matter of good trips through the 
winter and sound finances at the end of the 
year. Beside this every graduate of the col- 
lege would gladly hear in place of music by 
purely disinterested musicians, the college and 
other songs and instrumental music sung and 
played by those who are in the midst of the 
active life of the college. The plan is one well 
worth thinking over. 



Wallace Copeland Philoon 

Philoon Goes to who has been taking his 

West Point. examinations during the 

past week, left to-day for 
New York, where he will enter the United 
States Military Academy at West Point. The 
brilliant career that "Cope" has enjoyed here 
predicts an early success and pleasant four 
years' course at the institution. The best 
wishes of the college accompany "Cope" to his 
new Alma Mater. 



If Colby beats Bates in 

The Base-Ball the one remaining game of 

Championship. the intercollegiate series, 

Bowdoin and Colby will 

be tied for the state championship. Bowdoin 

is justly proud of this creditable showing. 

Our team did not have the most genuine and 

hearty support at the beginning of the year 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



73 



that it might have had, but Httle moved by 
this fact they have brought back victories 
where least expected and have shown tliem- 
selves well worthy to don Bowdoin uniforms. 
We congratulate all who are in any way con- 
nected with the team. 

Now, however, are we to rest here. If 
Colby takes the game scheduled with Bates 
why should we not play the rubber with Colby. 
Whether defeated or not it would leave the 
championship absolutely determined for one 
or the other colleges. 

Bowdoin feels confident that her team is 
capable of landing the coveted championship, 
and Colby may also consider herself equally 
able. It would be a great game from any 
standpoint. 

BASE-BALL. 

[Continued from page 71.] 

same thing. Chase went out, Stanwood to 
Greene. For Bowdoin, Clark drew a base on 
balls, but was out on the fielder's option of 
Files' drive to second. Hodsdon was hit by 
the ball. Ellis hit and Files scored after two 
steals. Piper went out, short to first, and then 
White secured another hit, scoring Hodgson 
and Ellis. White was out, on a steal of sec- 
ond. Score, Bowdoin, 3 ; Maine, o. 

No one scored until the fourth. For 
Maine, Lunt reached third on a wild throw by 
White and a wild pitch by Files allowed him to 
score. Collins and Mitchell were out. In 
Bowdoin's half with one out and no one on 
bases Files knocked out the prettiest home run 
of the year. Score, Bowdoin 4, Maine i. 
Maine secured no runs in her half of the fifth, 
but Bowdoin added two more tallies to the 
score. White hit safely and Abbott likewise. 
White scoring on the latter's hit. Bowdoin 6, 
Maine i. The remaining run was secured by 
Maine in the eighth. A three-base hit by 
Sawyer and a single by Chase brought out the 
last score. Bowdoin failed to score in her 
half of the eighth and Maine came up for her 
last opportunity with Frost at the bat. He 
flied out to White and Gordon went out on a 
handsomely fielded ball from White to Greene. 
Moody got a hit but Quint closed the game 
with a fly to Captain Clarke in left field. 

The score: 

Bowdoin. 

ab r bh po a e 

White, ss 4 I 3 2 3 2 

Abbott, c 4 I I 7 I o 



Stanwood, 3b 4 o I 4 3 i 

Greene, ib 4 o o 8 o i 

Clarke, If 3 o 2 I o 

Files, p 4 2 I o I o 

Hodgson, 2b 3 I I 3 4 o 

Ellis, cf 4 I I o o o 

Piper, rf 3 o o i i o 

U. OF M. 

AB R BH PO A E 

Moody, 2b 503040 

Quint, If 5 I o I o o 

Collins. lb 5 o i 11 o o 

Mitchell, cf 3 o o o o o 

Sawyer, rf 3 i 2 2 o I 

Chase, 3b 3 o i o 3 o 

Thatcher, ss 4 o o 3 2 o 

Frost, p 4 o o o 3 

Gordon, c 4 o i 7 i 2 

Score by innings : 

Bowdoin o 3 o i 2 o o o — x 

Maine o o o i o o i — o 

Two-base hits — White. Three-base hit — Sawyer. 
Home run — Files. Double plays — Stanwood, Hodg- 
son, Greene ; White, Hodgson, Greene. Struck 
out — By Files, Moody, Quint, Thatcher, Frost (2) ; 
by Frost, Abbott, Stanwood, Files, Hodgson, Piper 
(2). Base on balls— Off Files i. off Frost i. Hit 
by pitched ball — Hodgson and Sawyer. Passed 
balls — Abbott. Wild pitch — Files. Umpire — John 
Carrigan. Time of game — I hour, 40 minutes. 



Bowdoin vs. Portland. 



Bowdoin did up Portland in fine shape, at 
Portland last Saturday. It was generally con- 
ceded that Portland would have a walk-over, 
and with the veteran players that they have it 
was entirely plausible, but Bowdoin's players 
batted out nine hits off "Pop" Williams and 
did some brilliant fielding besides. Lewis 
pitched an excellent game and Pike at second 
handled all that came his wa}' without error. 
The score : 

Bowdoin I o o I i 2 3 — 8 

Portland o i o o o o o 3 o — 4 

MR. G. L. LEWIS RESIGNS. 

Mr. G. L. Lewis, who has so faithfully 
conducted the office of Reference Librarian of 
the college for the past four years, will sever 
his connection with the library at the close of 
the college year. 

Mr. Lewis' resignation is caused in part 
by the proposed doing away of the position 
next above his, the assistant librarianship, and 
partly by his desire for further study. He 
expects to spend the next year at the Library 
School at Albany, N. Y. 

This is the second vacancy that has 
occurred in the library within a short time. 



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Comnumication. 



To the Editors of the Orient: 

Will you kindly allow me to use your col- 
umns to call the attention of the students once 
more to the psychological blanks sent out to 
them some weeks ago. So far only forty 
have been returned. I hope that many more 
students will find time to fill these out before 
the end of the semester. Blanks can be 
obtained on application at either my room or 
the Registrar's Office. 

Ch.'\rles T. Burnett. 



ATHLETIC COUNCIL RE-ORGANIZES. 

The five members of the Athletic Council 
annually chosen to represent the student body 
were chosen at the mass-meeting last Wednes- 
day evening. Henry P. Chapman was unani- 
mously elected President. The remainder of 
the members are P. F. Chapman, Vice-Presi- 
dent; F. J. Redman, Secretary; A. H. Ham 
from 1908, and J. B. Drummond from 1907. 
Next in order came the election of managers 
and assistants. For tennis L. D. Mincher was 
chosen manager and L. W. Baldwin assistant. 
For base-ball H. E. Wilson was elected man- 
ager and A. L. Robinson assistant. 

The track manager was chosen in D. L. 
Sararent and the assistant in R. A. Lee. 



1906 BUGLE. 

Novel and attractive in design yet simple 
and plain, the 1906 Bugle appeared on Ivy 
Day to the manifest pleasure and genuine 
approval of the students. The White and 
Blue prevails throughout, adding to the nov- 
elty and originality of the workmanship. 

The adoption of the simple cover is an 
acceptable departure from the stereotyped 
form of the past six years. 

To Melville Weston Fuller, LL.D., Bow- 
doin, '53, "whom the world honors and the 
college loves" the book is dedicated and a 
worthier name on our alumni list would be dif- 
ficult to find. 

The Faculty records and histories appear to 
have received careful attention ; a fact which 
added greatly to the accuracy of the book. 

The Class Preludes bring to light many a 
friendly tilt in college life. The class pictures 
are grouped instead of accompanying the indi- 



vidual honors as customary, a change accepta- 
ble but not destined to displace the original 
idea. The artist's work shows taste and orig- 
inality. All the drawings are well suited to the 
book and the subjects to be illustrated. The 
designs for "Fraternities," "Society," and 
"Athletics" are particularly pleasing. 

The Roll Call — almost too true to be 
good — takes care of the class and realistic and 
well meant hits. The customary grinds, 
slams, and calendar close the publication of 
two hundred and forty-four pages, leaving the 
reader complimenting the board for unusual 
ability, originality and accuracy. 

College flotes. 

The great Pauline is again in town. 

Lots of midnight oil a-going these days. 

Present indications seem to point to a very good 
sized class for 1909. 

The Juniors had their final examination in the 
"Bibliothekar" last Wednesday. 

Rustic seats are being built about the trees at 
suitable points on the campus. 

The Brunswick High School graduation exer- 
cises come next Friday afternoon and evening. 

Walter O. Frost, of Rockland, has been elected 
captain of the University of Maine base-ball nine 
for 1906. 

The 1907 editors are already at work and are 
planning to put out an extraordinary Bugle next 
Ivy Day. 

Philip R. Shorey, '07, left last Saturday to take 
his position for the summer on the Eastern Steam- 
ship Company's steamer Kennebec. 

The Englishman with the cloth at a bargain which 
of course "didn't come in in the regular manner" 
made his annual appearance on the campus this week 
and of course secured several purchasers. 

The miunicipal ownership question was debated 
by Bates and Maine. Bates won the debate, sup- 
porting the negative. Hon. O. D. Baker, '68, and 
Percival P. Baxter, '98, acted as judges. 

Phillips Kimball, '07, has left college for the 
summer and is employed at the Maine State Auto- 
mobile Station in Portland, where he is learning the 
"chauffeur" art, which line of work he will follow 
this summer. 

Students learned with regret that Harvey Wins- 
low's father received a paralytic shock at the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon house last Friday. Mr. Winslow 
had, however, so far recovered that he was able to 
be moved to his home in Gardiner last Wednesday. 

Professor Robinson occupied most of the 
Wednesday hour with his class in Chemistry 2, show- 
ing some of the views taken on his recent trip to 
Cuba. The views were presented by means of the 
stereoscope and were instructive and thoroughly 
entertaining. 



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75 



At the dose of the zoology recitation last 
Wednesday, Professor Lee stated that the recitation 
marked the close of twenty-nine years of teaching 
in the college and his thirty-third as an instructor. 
Very few members of any college have a longer or 
better record behind them. 

Never was such a fit for moving seen in Bruns- 
wick as this spring. However, the Delta Upsilon 
House and the old Lamb buil.ding have finally 
reached their destinations now. The Delta Upsi- 
lons have yet another portion of tlieir building 
to move. 

Through an unfortunate mistake the Orient 
rather erred in its statement in last week's issue that 
the flag-pole on Bowdoin's campus would be erected 
so as to have a raising in commencement week. The 
flag will probably be first displayed some time during 
the first of ne.xt term. 

The greater part of this year's base-ball nine 
will play on the' semi-professional leagues this sum- 
mer. Stanwood, Abott, Hodgson and Files will be 
with the Trolley League. Ellis will play in Massa- 
chusetts, and White will hold his time-honored posi- 
tion with Squirrel Island. 

The members of the Maine Medical Association 
held their annual meeting at Portland, Wednesday, 
Thursday and Friday of this week. Many gradu- 
ates of the Maine Medical School were present, tak- 
ing active part, papers being read by CJwen Smith, 
'92; B. F. Parker, '93; Hiram Hunt, '84; H. F. 
Twitchell, '83. 

It is interesting to note in the Report of the Reg- 
istrar that appears this week how the various prep, 
schools stand in relation to the number of men fitted 
for Bowdoin in the last twenty-five years. Port- 
land High ranks first with 115. Brunswick High 
second with 6g, Bangor High third with S3, then 
come Lincoln Academy 4-1, E. L. H. S. 40, Thorn- 
ton 40, Bath 39, Fryeburg 37, Freeport 32, Coburn 
28, Cony 27, Hebron 24, and others. 

The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, at Portland, 
will be opened for visitors about June 19th. The 
completion of the interior is to be rapidly hastened. 
"The Rainy Day Vine" is to be set out again where 
it can be seen from the windows of the old dining- 
room as formerly. The yard is to be graded and 
planted with old-time shrubbery. In all the loca- 
tion will be converted into a place that will delight 
and be a source of pride to everyone. 

The college tennistournament is somewhat delayed 
on account of the rainy weather. The remaining 
teams in the doubles are Johnson and Roberts. Kil- 
burn and Stone ; Drummond and Clark, Donnell and 
Lewis, and Robbins and Hamilton. The first three 
teams ' are in the semi-final round and a match 
between the last two teams decides the fourth team 
semi-finals. In the singles those left are Lawrence, 
McMichael, W. B. Clark, Robbins and C. G. Clark. 
The last three are in the semi-final round and Law- 
rence and McMichael play for fourth man. 

The last meeting of the Bowdoin Club of Bos- 
ton for the season took place at the University 
Club. 270 Beacon Street, on Saturday, May 6. 
Edgar J. Rich. General Solicitor of the Boston & 
Maine Railroad, was the guest of the evening and 



addressed the club on the "Railroad Rate Ques- 
tion." He very clearly and concisely showed how 
the present law was quite sufficient if enforced and 
defended the present conditions. This was the 
final monthly meeting of the club and was well 
attended by the Boston alumni. 



ni>ebical School Botes. 



At the last meeting of the third and fourth year 
men in surgery, held in Portland last week, the 
classes jointly presented to Dr. Weeks, who retires 
from the chair of surgery this June, a handsome 
loving cup, Bragg, '05, making the presentation. It 
came as a complete surprise to Dr. Weeks, who, 
however, soon regained his composure, and made a 
very fitting reply. 

At the last clinic of the year, on June 3, Dr. 
Weeks presented to Dr. Brock a scalpel, the signifi- 
cance of the instrument being the handing over to 
his successor the chair of clinical surgery, which, we 
understand. Dr. Brock will in the future, fill. 

Presentations seem to be, just now, in order, in 
the Medical School. At the last recitation in anat- 
omy, held on Tuesday, Giddings, in behalf of the 
second year class, presented Dr. Gerrish with a sil- 
ver loving-cup. 

Dr. Gerrish, on that day, completed his thirty- 
second year with the school, and it certainly is a 
source of congratulation for the school, that he has 
consented to assume the chair of surgery, beginning 
next October. Fromi 1873 to 1882 Dr. Gerrish was 
Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics. In 
the latter year he succeeded Dr. Timothy Dvvight, 
who was at that time Professor of Anatomy, and 
who now holds the same chair at Harvard. We pre- 
dict that Dr. Gerrish will be as successful in teach- 
ing surgery as he has been in anatomy. 

Last week mention was made of the fact that the 
Webber boys are considering seriously entering the 
college next fall, as members of the Junior Class. 
Besides these two. Hanson and Whitmore are quite 
likely to do the same. 

As a sort of semi-final. Dr. Whittier gave the 
second year men a written quiz last week, asking 
ten questions selected fromi one hundred that he has 
had prepared, to cover practically all the work 
gone over in McFarland. As a whole the examina- 
tion was satisfactory. 

The final examination in Physiology was held 
Wednesday. The following second year men 
received pass-rank, which means that their work 
for one year was of a high quality. Dolloff, Everett, 
Hanson, Lewis, Newcomb, Quinn, Saunders, M. A. 
Webber, M. C. Webber, Windham. 



SENIORS RECEIVE BOOKS. 

Through the kindness of Walter W. Low, a 
wealthy friend of the college, the members of the 
Senior Class have been presented with one of Pres- 
ident Hyde's works, — "God's Education of Man." 
The book was written in 1899 ""id "indicates in a 
general way the radical and far-reaching change 
which is taking place in theological conceptions. 



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Hlumni personals. 



at the corner of Pine and Bartlett streets, Lewiston, 
on Thursday, September 21. 



CLASS OF 1872. 
George M. Whitaker, associate editor of the 
Neiv England Farmer, was invited to deliver an 
address at the commencement week exercises at 
Lincoln Memorial University, Tennessee, last week. 
The effort was so well received that the trustees 
voted hun the degree of Doctor of Science. Major- 
General O. O. Howard of Burlington, Vt., is chair- 
man of the Board of Trustees. 

CLASS OF 1899. 

A wedding which is to take place in Auburn in 
July is that of Harold Fessenden Dana of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., and Miss Alice Wing of Auburn. Mr. Dana 
took a law course at Harvard and is now in the lit- 
erary department of the Glohe and Commercial 
Advertiser of New York. 

CLASS OF 1900. 

Mr. Harold P. West has resigned his position as 
teacher of Modern Languages at Pingry School, 
Elizabeth, N. J., where he has spent two very suc- 
cessful years, in order to enter the University of 
Paris, where he intends to study French, Italian and 
Spanish. He will sail in August and expects to 
spend the month of September on a tour of France 
as companion and guide to a former Pingry pupil. 
The Pingry trustees expressed their appreciation of 
Mr. West's work by offering him a substantial 
increase of salary for the coming year. Although he 
did not accept, he may take up his work there on 
his return to America. While in Paris Mr. West 
will probably reside with his friend, Mr. Raoul de 
Matuska of the Palais de Justice, who lives at 24 
rue d'Orleans, Neuilly." 

CLASS OF 1901. 

R. H. Bodwell, of Brunswick, has become asso- 
ciated with the insurance firm of Macomber, Farr 
and Whittier, of Augusta, and will henceforth 
make his home in that city. For the past two or 
three years Mr. Bodwell has been with the Massa- 
chusetts Thread Company of Boston. 

Henry A. Martelle, of Brunswick, Johns Hop- 
kins Medical School, 1905, has just been appointed 
House Physician at the Hartford, Conn., Hospital. 
The appointment was the result of a competitive 
examination. 

The marriage of John Humphrey White of 
Augusta, formerly of Lewiston, and Miss Julia 
Wood Bearce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William 
Chandler Bearce. took place at the home of the 
bride's parents in Auburn, Monday evening. May 
29. Mr. White served his apprenticeship in the 
Bates Mill at Lewiston and is now Superintendent 
of the Edwards Mill at Augusta. They will reside 
at 12 Church Street in that city. 

CLASS OF 1904. 
Miss Winnifred Louise Holt and Cyrus Franklin 
Packard were married at the home of the bride's 
parents in Lewiston last Thursday evening. The 
best man was Elmer Perry, '05. In college Mr. 
Packard was popular with all the classes and was a 
man of ability as an artist and in the musical clubs. 
Harry Childs, '05, and Perry Holt, '03, of Boston, 
were ushers. Mr. and Mrs. Packard will be at home 



©bituari?. 

CLASS OF 1877. 
James Wingate Sewall was born at Oldtown 
November 11, 1852, and received his college prepara- 
tion in the common schools of his town. Between 
the years of 1877 and 1884 he was engaged in civil 
and sanitary engineering in Maine, in Tennessee, in 
Rhode Island, in Virginia and other southern states 
and in New York. In 1884 he accepted an appoint- 
ment as instructor in sanitary engineering at the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he 
remained through the academic years of 1884-85, 
when he was obliged to resign by reason of ill 
health. Returning to Oldtown he took charge of 
topographical and township surveys in the northern 
part of the state, in the employ of David Pingree 
and E. S. Coe, owners and managers of timber lands 
where he continued for fourteen years. At the 
death of Mr. Coe in 1899 Mr. Sewall gave up his 
engineering work and assumed the general manage- 
ment of the business, with his headquarters at Ban- 
gor, having the oversight of some four million acres 
of timber lands. 

Mr. Sewall leaves a wife and four children, 
James Wingate, Jr., Katherine Moor, Virginia Har- 
rob, and Harriet Sydney. He died Saturday, May 27. 



Ifn /IDemorfam. 



The Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon deeply 
mourns the death of James Wingate Sewall, of the 
Class of 1877. By his death the chapter loses a 
beloved brother and the college a loyal alumnus. 

Mr. Sewall was one of the most prominent civil 
engineers in the state and all of the work he has 
done stands as a monument to his ability, industry 
and faithfuli^iess. He was a man lof Christian 
principles and character and was well beloved by all 
who knew him. 

The Kappa Chapter itself feels the loss of such 
a brother, and extends its heart-felt sympathy to his 
bereaved family and friends. 

Frank Keith Ryan, 
Philip Roy Andrews, 
Daniel Sargent, 

For the Chapter. 



LIBRARY BOOKS RECENTLY ADDED 



Pollard, A. F. Thomas Cranmer. 

This is a detailed examination of the life of 
Archbishop Cranmer, together with an account of 
his connection with the English Reformation. 
Special attention is given to Cranmer's work in the 
compilation of the Book of Common Prayer. The 



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volume is published in the series known as the 
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includes separate works on Luther, Erasmus and 
Zwingli. (B:C582) 
Qrenfell, W. T. The Harvest of the Sea. 

Dr. Grenfell has worked among the fishermen of 
the North Sea and the Labrador coast for the past 
twenty years. This book gives, in part, the result 
of his work as a missionary and as physiciaii. The 
fishermen are allowed to tell their own stories and 
these are often stirring accounts of heroism and 
self-denial. (266: G 83) 
Page, T. N. The Negro. 

A discussion of the various phases of the negro 
question from a Southern standpoint. Owing to his 
familiarity with conditions in the South the author 
produces much first-hand information about the 
present condition of the negro, about the relation 
of the whites and the negroes and about the cause 
and prevention of lynching. He believes that one 
of the most effective factors in the solution of the 
negro problem will be the general advancement of 
the negroes through the aid of manual education. 
(.^26:Pi4) 
Colquhoun, A. R. Greater America. 

Mr. Colquhoun's experience as a traveller, and 
as a student of colonial questions, has made him an 
authority on American foreign affairs, so far as 
they are concerned with those countries bordering 
on the Pacific. Twenty years ago the author pre- 
dicted that the centre of world politics would 
change from the Atlantic to the Pacific and his 
prophecy is already proving to be accurate. The 
book treats of the expansion of the United States 
in the Tropics, in the Caribbean and the possibility 
of expansion towards Canada. (327.73:071) 

Kittredge, G. L. The Old Parmer and His 
Almanac. 

This is a commentary, and to some extent a his- 
tory, of the publication known as Thomas's Farmers' 
Almanac. It was first issued in 1792 and in its 
annual form continued to supply material intended 
for contemporary use, but which now proves valu- 
able for historical purposes. The different chap- 
ters, freely interspersed with quotations from the 
almanac, illustrate the customs and superstitions 
prevalent in New England a hundred years ago. 
(974: K6s) 
ConnoUy, J. B. On Tybee Knoll. 

A tale of the Georgia coast. It is the story of a 
partnership formed to supply river dredges with 
the poles necessary for the work of dredging. Two 
strong characters are brought forward in the course 
of the story and the interest is well maintained 
until the conclusion of an exciting venture. Mr. 
Connolly is the author of "Out of Gloucester" and 
other stories of sea life. (813.49:075) 



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COMMENCEMENT NUMBER. 



VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JULY 7, 1905. 



NO. 9. 



BACCALAUREATE SERMON. 
BY PRESIDENT HYDE. 
The college church was taxed to its limit 
at the opening of commencement week on 
Sunday, June 18. President Hyde delivered 
his usual masterly address, the full text of 
which follows : 

THREE KINDS OF CRITICISM. 

But with me it is a very small thing that I 
should he criticised of you, or of man's criticism; 
yea, I criticise not my own self. For I know noth- 
ing against myself; yet I am not hereby justified; 
but he that criticiseth me is the Lord. I. Co7in- 
thiati-s iv:s-4. 

Criticism is good for us all. It is a moral vacci- 
nation, which averts more serious disaster. Russia 
suppresed criticism ; and the results are routed 
armies, sunken fleets ; ruined credit, and threatened 
revolution. The life insurance companies contrived 
for a long time to escape that careful criticism to 
which savings banks are subjected; and as a result, 
■ now that the light has suddenly been let in, one 
who was until recently a high officer and the owner 
of the majority of the stock in a great company, 
stands before the world charged with forms of 
double dealing which amount to the systematic pil- 
fering of dimes and nickels from thousands of 
widows and orphans whom he had contractd to pro- 
tect. The Y. M. C. A. Secretaries of North Amer- 
ica showed their good sense in their recent conven- 
tion at Niagara by inviting experts to come there 
for the express purpose of criticising their methods 
and aims in each department of their work. 

Yet, though we all need criticism, and most of 
us get our share of it, there is a great difference in 
criticism. Some of it is valuable ; some of it is 
worthless. The kind of criticism a man cares for, 
and the way he takes it, will tell you pretty accu- 
rately how much of a man he is. For he who thinks 
one kind of criticism important becomes a coward 
and a slave. He who thinks another kind of criti- 
cism important becomes a fanatic and a crank. He 
who thinks another kind of criticism impor- 
tant becomes a hero and a power. What 
then are these three kinds of criticism, which make 
these three different kinds of men? The first is the 
criticism of other people. The second is the criti- 
cism of one's self. The third is the criticism of the 
Lord. The passage I have chosen for a text con- 
tains them all. Paul tells us that if he is not a 
coward and a slave it is because, "With me it is a 
very small thing that I should be criticised of you, 
or of man's criticism." If he is not a fanatic or a 
crank, it is because "I criticise not my own self. 



For I know nothing against myself; yet am I not 
hereby justified." If he is a hero and a power, his 
only claim to such high titles is the simple fact that, 
"He that criticiseth me, and for whose criticism 
alone I care, is the Lord." 

First. I count it a very small thing that I should 
be criticised of you, or man's criticism. Why is this 
criticism of other people, especially the criticism the 
rank and file pass on one who is placed in a posi- 
tion of responsibility, so utterly worthless? Why 
must every true man disregard it? Why does it 
make the make who attaches much weight to it a 
coward and a slave? 

For one reason, because it is so false and incom- 
petent. Every fairly decent man knows that it is his 
best and bravest deeds that bring him most criti- 
cism; that it is the commonplace, perfunctory per- 
formances that escape criticism altogether. If you 
wish to escape this popular criticism, the rule is very 
simple : "Do nothing that has not been done in the 
same way that you are doing it for at least two gen- 
erations. Of course you will have no respect for 
yourself; and the Lord will not respect you; but 
popular criticism will pass you by unscathed. The 
things which win popular approval are the things 
that are done in a purely conventional way, from 
purely conventional motives. These people gener- 
ally can appreciate and understand; and they 
are the only things people generally can 
appreciate and understand. But the deed that 
is really brave and true and right, always 
involves elements that are new and peculiar; motives 
that are secret and subtle ; points of view that are 
original and strange; and these are the things which 
people in general never can appreciate or under- 
stand. Consequently if you have done any thinking 
beyond the passive reception of hearsay; if you 
cherish any plans beyond the confines of the 
approved conventions ; if there is a spark of original- 
ity in your mind or a touch of daring in your heart, 
you cannot say a word or do a deed which popular 
criticism will not first misunderstand, and then 
condemn. That is the reason why the man who 
cares a feather's weight about popular approval or 
disapproval in the performance of any delicate and 
difficult duty becomes inevitably a coward and a 
slave. 

The second kind of criticism is that which a man 
passes upon himself. The man who relies on this 
exclusively is the fanatic and the crank. We are all 
familiar with this type of man. He defies popular 
criticism. He does not care what people say and 
think about him. He is his own critic. He has his 
own approval. What more does he want? 

This is the false independence which just succeeds 
in rising: above servility to other people by becoming 
the victim of his own conceit and arrogance. He 
is arbitrary ; takes no advice ; never admits that he 
has been wrong; leaves consequences to take care 



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of themselves. His only critic is his own conceit. 
It makes the boast, "I know nothing against myself. 
Therefore I am justified;" or to translate also the 
forensic term "justified" into our modern equiva- 
lent, "I am all right; there is nothing the matter 
with me." 

Now Paul could boast on occasion ; and there is 
perhaps a little touch of it here ; but he utterly repu- 
diated this self-justification which is the stock in 
trade of the fanatic and the crank. He says, "I know 
nothing against myself, yet am I not hereby justi- 
fied." In other words, "Though I think I am all 
right, it is quite possible I am nevertheless entirely 
wrong." 

We all need to beware of stopping in this second 
kind of cricitsim. It is easy and lazy. It feeds our 
vanity, and puffs us up with pride. It destroys our 
usefulness ; and renders it impossible to get on with 
other people. It wrecks the enterprises intrusted to 
us; and renders miserable the lives that are so 
unfortunate as to be bound up with ours. 

To be criticised solely by ourselves is practically 
equivalent to escaping criticism altogether ; and as 
Socrates told the Athenians no man and no state is 
safe without its critic; no life that is uncriticised is 
worth living. 

Havmg repudiated popular criticism, as fit only 
for cowards and slaves to concern themselves about, 
and having seen that our own criticism is worth- 
less ; and simply puffs us up with conceit and van- 
ity .to whom shall we go for the criticism we need? 

The third criticism is what Paul calls the criti- 
cism of the Lord. What does this mean? Shall 
we open the Bible, and take some text that chances 
to please us ; put our own interpretation upon it ; 
and then guide our lives exclusively by that? No. 
That way, if we are large-hearted and compara- 
tively sane, will lead us to some such extravagance 
as Tolstoy's. If we are narrow and on the verge of 
the insane it will land us in some such community 
as that established at Durham, or Salt Lake City. 
Shall we rely on special visions, immediate intui- 
tions of the Lord's will vouchsafed to us exclusively? 
No. That is simply to fall back into the crankiness 
and fanaticism of the second stage; with a veil of 
religion thrown over it. No. A merely subjective 
apprehension of the Criticism of the Lord, is only 
self-criticism in Sunday clothes. It is fanaticism 
with a fancied religious sanction. 

Our first kind of criticism failed because it did 
not take account of the inner facts as they are 
known to us alone. This second kind of criticism 
fails because it does not take account of the outer 
facts, the eternal laws, as people wiser and better 
that we know and understand them. We must look 
for a criticism that will be both external and inter- 
nal. 

What, then, is the third kind of criticism ; the 
criticism of the Lord; and how shall it be gained? 
In the first place we must study the facts ; both the 
outside circumstances, and the inside situation; and 
know precisely what we are about; what the conse- 
quences of our act will be. Our intelligence is 
given us to use industriously; and we shall never 
get the vision of God's will by shutting our eyes to 
the actual situation. God will not give you his ver- 
dict on a case, unless you prepare the brief with all 
possible study of the facts. 



Second, you must also know the laws that apply 
to this situation. We are never placed in an entirely 
novel situation. Nothing befalls us that has not 
happened to other men over and over again. In the 
most novel and perplexing situation, ninety-nine out 
of a hudred of the elements involved are old and 
familiar. They have been worked out before. 
Their laws are known. It is our business to consult 
these laws, and get all the light that experience of 
their former working throws on the case in hand. 

Third; we all know, living or dead, in literature 
or in life, people wiser and better than ourselves, 
who have some advice to give about the matter in 
hand. These experts must be consulted ; the advice 
of these present or absent friends must be obtained. 

Fourth ; to these facts and laws, to this advice of 
the sympathetic experts, we must add the spirit of 
Christ. He requires that the total outcome of our 
every act shall be for the greatest good of all who 
will be affected by it. In simpler terms, he bids us 
love all and seek the good of all ; doing harm to 
none save such as must be sacrificed for the greater 
good of others having a closer claim on our limited 
resources. Yet even when we hurt others, as in 
complicated situations we often are obliged to do; 
it must be with sorrow not with willingness. Malice 
toward none, charity for all must be the spirit of 
our every act ; even much that we would like to do 
cannot be done; and things we shrink from doing 
because they bring pain to others must yet be done 
for the sake of the greater good of which they are 
the necessary part. 

Such in briefest terms is what it means to have 
our lives criticised by the Lord. It means that 
these four things are present in every act we delib- 
erately perform ; good will to all whom our act 
affects; guided by the wisest advice we can secure;, 
illuminated by the laws drawn from past experi- 
ence, and intelligently applied to the precise facts of 
this particular case. Such is the life that seeks the 
divine criticism ; and in so doing gains the divine 
approval. 

Having gained this point of elevation, we can at 
length turn around and see how inferior are the 
lower kinds of criticism which we have left behind 
us in our upward journey. 

Compared with the man who measures his acts 
by this four-fold standard of facts and laws, the 
counsel of experts and the spirit of universal good 
will, how narrow and petty and contemptible appears 
the arrogant person who is just determined to have 
his own arbitrary way. We see now that a man of 
that sort may be entirely satisfied with himself; as 
Paul says, know nothing against himself, yet be very 
far from being justified. On the contrary the will- 
ingness to assert his own will, apart from such inti- 
mate investigation of the facts and the laws that 
govern them, without the advice of wiser friends, 
and the Christ spirit of good will to all, is in itself 
the most comprehensive condemnation under which 
a man can stand. Any act done in that arbitrary, 
selfish, irreverent, unloving way is bound to be alto- 
gether wrong. And that such a man knows noth- 
ing against himself, is the most pitiable part of his 
low spiritual estate. 

Still more clearly can we now see why one who 
has attained the height where he invites and receives 
this four-fold criticism of the Lord, counts the blind, 



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unsympathetic criticism of people in general such a 
very small thing. The man who had studied the 
facts, and pondered the laws that apply ; that has the 
advice of the wisest, and acts in the spirit of the 
Christ-like love to all whom his acts affect — what 
possible weight can he attach to the criticism of 
people who are lacking in one or all of these four 
essentials of the perfect estimate of what he says 
and does ! He counts such criticism a very small 
thing, because compared with the criticism he gets 
from the Lord it is so small as to be utterly insig- 
nificant. 

Thus the man who gets his criticism from the 
Lord, is lifted above all servile fear of what men 
may think and say about him ; yet at the same time 
is kept absolutely humble, because the real criticism 
of the Lord finds so much in what he does that falls 
below its perfect standard. Indifferent to the criti- 
cism of the crowd, he grows increasingly sensitive 
to the criticism of the still, small voice which regis- 
ters the approval or commendation of the Lord. 

In the same way the man who gets his criticism 
direct from the facts and the laws, the counsel of 
friends and the Spirit of Christ, has all the firmness 
of the second kind of man, without his obstinate 
arbitrariness. 

His firmness has no taint of caprice, and rests 
not on the uncertain duration of his present mood. 
It is the firmness of the hard facts, and the unyield- 
ing laws ; the strength of the insight of his friends 
and the inspiration of his Lord that makes him 
ready to suffer all hardship, endure all persecution, 
and if need be die, rather than abate one jot or tittle 
or what his four-fold sources have told him to be 
true and wise, and on the whole most just and kind 
to all concerned. 

Bowdoin College has always been represented by 
men who took their criticism direct from God. It 
was founded by descendants of the Huguenots ; the 
men who risked exile, confiscation, living death 
chained to the benches of the galleys of the king of 
France, rather than suffer the disapproval of the 
voice of God within their breasts. Its officers have 
in time past been of the same heroic mould. I have 
time here to cite but two : the two who have their 
granite monuments upon the college grounds : Pres- 
ident Woods whose monument is the chapel ; and 
Professor Smyth whose spirit is commemorated by 
Memorial Hall. They were entirely different in all 
outward appearance ; one a conservative ; the other 
a radical ; one leisurely, lenient, and conciliatory ; the 
other alert, strenuous, and aggressive ; yet they 
were alike in appealing from the clamor of the men 
about them to the voice of God within their souls, 
and in the facts and laws about them. President 
Woods kept alive the best traditions of 
noble architecture, dignified worship, and liter- 
ary elegance in a barren land, an iconoclastic 
age, and a Philistine environment. Every one who 
has passed four years in daily contact with the col- 
lege chapel, and each night has seen its spires 
against the sky, owes a lasting debt of gratitude that 
this man did not take counsel of either his Puritan 
environment, or his individual caprice, but held 
communion with the best that God had handed down 
to us through Mediaeval Europe. 

William Smyth was one of two citizens of 
Brunswick to vote the abolition ticket in the early 



days, a colored man from Ham's Hill being the 
other. The Brunswick station of the underground 
railroad was at his home facing the college campus. 
A committee of the Trustees and Overseers were 
sent to Brunswick to discover the fact that he was 
neglecting his instruction in mathematics in order to 
devote his time to political agitation and were 
defeated in their plans by the students, who hearing 
of the scheme, prepared so excellent an examina- 
tion that no pretext for the charge against him 
could be found. As often as we go in and out of 
Memorial Hall, which he did so much to procure 
the funds to build; as often as we read the names 
upon those tablets, we should thank God that at a 
time when most people in these parts cared more for 
freight for their schooners and cotton for their mills 
than for human liberty and human rights, this Bow- 
doin professor, and others like him, took counsel, 
not of the materialism about them, or the commer- 
cialism of their day and generation, but of cruel 
facts in another section in their country ; of the tra- 
ditions of generations of struggle for liberty in 
England and America, and of God, the Defender of 
the oppressed, and the avenger of the wronged 
always and everywhere. 

I cannot stop to recall the long list of Bowdoin 
graduates who have despised the criticism of the 
populace, and scorned to be content with the criti- 
cism of themselves, but have sought the criticism of 
their God alone. Nathaniel Hawthorne is one 
example, when over the protest of his publisher that 
it would kill the sale of his book, he dedicated it to 
the man who was then the most bitterly hated man 
in all the North, because he was his friend. John A. 
Andrew, instinctively and universally on the side of 
the downtrodden and despised is another. William 
Pitt Fessenden. threatened with ostracism from his 
party in Washington, and repudiation by his con- 
stituents in Maine refusing to vote for the impeach- 
ment of Andrew Johnson, because the facts and the 
precedents, the judgment of the men living and dead 
for whom he most cared, and the voice of Eternal 
Justice would not let him, is a third illustration of 
the grandeur of the appeal to the judgment of the 
Lord. 

Thomas B. Reed, going back to Washington as 
Speaker with his mind made up for either alterna- 
tive, the reformation of the legislative procedure of 
the House of Representatives, or his defeat and 
resignation ; doing the thing that never had been 
done and no one else dared to do, because he knew 
from his study of the facts and the eternal necessi- 
ties that the time for it had come, thus making his 
will an instrument of that Universal Will which 
brings things to pass when the general good 
requires, is another shining example of the appeal 
to the highest Court. 

These and hosts of other names in Bowdoin 
history we love to recall and honor. I call their 
names here to-day simply to remind you that had 
they listened to either of the two lower critics, their 
names to-day would be unhonored and unknown. 
The secret of their heroism and their power was in 
their appeal to the criticism of the facts and the 
eternal laws ; to the approval of the few wisest and 
best of their fellows, and the commendation of the 
Lord, 

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uate of any reputable college means that you are able 
to rise above the mere reflection of popular opinion ; 
above the worse bondage to your own unregulated 
caprice, and make your words and deeds expressive 
of the precise facts which are before you, the laws 
that govern them, the experience of the wisest with 
reference to them, and the good will for all who are 
affected by them which is what we mean by the will 
of our Lord Jesus Christ. To be a worthy graduate 
of Bowdoin College means that you shall actually 
do this of which the college has made you capable. 
Not by servility, not by caprice, shall you maintain 
the honor of the College whose name you are to 
bear. To make your action the resultant of the four 
great forces ; the accurately apprehended facts ; the 
clearly conceived laws ; the reverently accepted 
counsel of the wisest, the willingly obeyed impulse 
of the highest Lord : — this is what Bowdoin College 
expects her sons to do and be. 

For these four years the College has been your 
critic ," pointing out in frankest friendliness the 
degree to which you fall below the standard of 
attainment in this or that subject, and in conduct 
generally. Henceforth you must choose your own 
critic. I have tried to make clear the nature of the 
three critics between whom you must choose. May 
each one of you have the wisdom and the grace to 
choose once for all the perfect critic, and enthrone 
him as the Lord over your life. May each one of 
you live his life to the high plane where the facts 
and their laws ; the wisdom of the wise, and the love 
of the Good Lord, meet to form the perfect standard 
of conduct and character. 



PRIZE SPEAKING. 

B. F. Briggs, '08, and J, A. Bartlett, '06, Carry Off 
Honors. 

The new sy.stem of allowing the three lower 
classes to compete for what has formerly been 
known as the Sophomore Prize proved to be a much 
better means of securing able speakers. Seldom is a 
program listened to with more interest or attention 
than was the program of Monday night in Memorial. 
The judges, Gen. O. O. Howard, 'so. Congressman 
D. S. Alexander, '70, and Rev. Herbert A. Jump, 
awarded the first prize to B. F. Briggs of Auburn, 
and the second to James A. Bartlett of Richmond. 
The program : 

Music. 
A Scene at the Great Natural Bridge.— Burritt. 

Harold Stanwood Stetson, '06. 
Virginius. — Macaulay. 

John Franklin Morrison, '08. 
The Explorer. — Kipling. 

James Austin Bartlett, '06. 
Music. 
Shamus O'Brien. — Lefann. 

Fulton Jarvis Redman, '07. 
Eulogy on Lafayette. — Everett. 

Roscoe .Henderson Hupper, '08. 
For Expansion. — Sibley. 

Benjamin Franklin Briggs, '07. 
Music. 



The First Settler's Story. — Carleton. 

Philip Freeland Chapman, '06. 
The Southern Negro. — Grady. 

Murray Gushing Donnell, '08. 
A Vision of War. — Ingersoll. Elmer Perry, '06. 

Music 
Alternates — Henry Phillips Boody, '06, Harry 
Leslie Childs, '06, John William Leydon, '07. 
Announcement of Judges' Decision. 



CLASS DAY EXERCISES 
Attended by Large Numbers. 

In spite of the inclement weather Memo- 
rial was well filled on the morning of the 20th 
by friends of the students to attend the Oass 
Day exercises. 

After the prayer by Philip K. Greene, the 
oration and poem were delivered. In the 
absence of Wallace C. Philoon the exercises 
were conducted by Ralph S. Robinson, Vice- 
President. On account of the rain the after- 
noon exercises were held in the church. 

ORATION. 

By Leonard A. Pierce. 

A certain very wise man is credited with saying, 
"Would that I knew half as much as those just grad- 
uating think they know." Whatever this learned 
audience may discover of truth in this sarcasm, I 
purpose to speak not concerning the great world 
before us, but rather of the smaller college world 
which we are to leave. Of this world, our experi- 
ence is at least recent. 

None of us will adrnit that college education, 
especially Bowdoin College education, leaves much 
to be desired ; but there is one evil in all student life 
which is not easily discovered, but which is recog- 
nized by careful educators, and to some extent 
understood by college men. It is what President 
Hyde calls "Gregarious mediocrity." It is the dan- 
ger — now great — that college will not produce men 
with individuality. We are accustomed to look on 
college men as types. When one of them is seen he 
is classified at once, classified by that mysterious 
epithet "College man." His clothes, his walk, his 
slang, his very bearing and expression of face all 
proclaim him one of a class. College men dress 
alike, walk alike, look alike and act alike while they 
are in college and for some years after. So easily 
recognized is their taste in dress that old Gorgon 
Graham, the Chicago pork packer, says to his son, 
a Harvard graduate of three or four years' standing, 
"Your tastes in clothes hang by you longer than any 
other part of your college education." 

So much is harmless. No one cares if college 
men dress alike, so long as they do not appear on 
the street in rowing trunks — no one seriously objects 
if they do work off their superfluous energy in the 
same way, so long as they do not tend to utilize 
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when they begin to think alike, and utterly to lose 
their individual characteristics in those of their type, 
then a very serious danger has arisen. And it must 
be admitted that this tendency to gregarious 
mediocrity extends all through college life. 

The interests of college students are everywhere 
the same. Their highest devotion is to their teams, 
to the fellows, and to their own college. Their 
devotion to their studies, to church and state, and to 
mankind as a whole is in comparison very slight. 
Now, since these objects especially dear to them 
can be best served by the united action of the group, 
it naturally follows that the individual student loses 
his personality in that of the group. And it is well 
that this group life should be attractive, that it 
should have such an enormous concentrating force. 
Without the society and assistance of his fellows a 
college student would accomplish very little. A man 
apart and with no interest in common with other 
men is of very little value. So, I say, it is well that 
the group life of the college is attractive, for other- 
wise some of the most important parts of a college 
education would be lost. If a choice must be made 
it is better to congregate than to remain aloof. 

But between the two there lies a mean. To 
secure the highest possible benefits from his college 
course a man must be a member of the group, he 
must have a part in the many and varied interests 
of the group ; but, in addition to this he must have 
another existence above, beyond and apart from the 
group. The group life is a process of levelling, of 
averaging, so that it turns out men uniformly of 
fair development. But that is not the ideal of a col- 
lege education. That ideal is not only to maintain 
the character of the average, but also to develop to 
the highest efficiency the talents which have been 
given to exceptional men, and in addition to develop 
in them who can never be leaders enough of inde- 
pendence that they may become intelligent follow- 
ers. With both of these ideals gregariousness 
seriously conflicts. To be a progressive and useful 
leader or a discerning and independent follower, a 
man must have an individuality. Both of these posi- 
tions college men should fill, and in so far as their 
education unfits or fails to fit college men to be 
either of these, leader or follower, it is sadly defi- 
cient. 

This independence of thought is sadly lacking 
here at Bowdoin, as in most other colleges. Too 
often courses are picked mainly for the reason that 
others take them, not because the individual student 
has any interest or adaptability for the courses he 
elects. More than this the courses which give oppor- 
tunity and indeed compel by each student individual 
work are almost abandoned by the student body. 
For example, this year astronomy and Senior Biol- 
ogy, courses which offer such exceptional opportu- 
nity for individual work, which shall be peculiarly the 
students own, number but one apiece. In courses like 
Economics and History, where there is an ever- 
present opportunity for discussion and varying 
views, the prevailing tendency is not to form an 
independent opinion on the question presented, but 
rather to adopt in toto the theories of the instructor 
or the text-book and to adhere to them, whether or 
not the student has the slightest amount of belief in 
either. When a report is assigned to a student, he 
selects two or three text-books and by paraphrasing 
their words and selecting a passage first from one 



and then from another, produces what is called a 
report, but which possesses about as much of the 
student's own ideas and personality as would a lit- 
eral copy of the Alphabet. 

Not only in the studies is this tendency shown, 
but also in what is denominated as adherence to the 
old traditions and customs of the college. Let any 
practice, no matter how unimportant, how foolish, 
or perhaps even dangerous once secure the name of 
a college custom, and to discontinue it among the 
student body would be an achievement to make the 
alteration of the laws of the Medes and Persians 
seem mere child play. For years it was the custom 
on Class Day to have a Prophecy, so-called, which 
in time became merely a succession of cheap jokes. 
But, despite the fact that all recognized that the 
part had long outgrown its usefulness, it continued 
from year to year because no class was willing to 
bear the opprobrium of having broken an old college 
custom, and only through the remonstrance of a 
prominent alumnus was its abolition secured. Again 
in the case of the night-shirt parade which was 
easily seen to have become dangerous and prejudi- 
cial to the best interests of the college, there was 
aroused a large opposition for no other reason than 
that it had been done in the past and therefore 
should be done in the future. 

Further, it became long ago apparent that apart 
from any question of the moral right and wrong, 
certain practices had sprung up in connection with 
Hallowe'en and the opening of spring which were 
doing a great deal of harm to the good name of the 
college. And still, although class after class recog- 
nized the harm, no one class or individual had the 
courage and independence to take the initiative in 
doing away with the abuses, and not until the col- 
lege authorities intervened were they abolished. To 
the credit of the students be it said, that they at once 
recognized the propriety and justice of their reform 
and yielded thereto, but the fact remains that the 
policy of blind conservatism would have continued 
these, although the students recognized what they 
were, if the college had not interfered. Under such 
conditions progress must be hampered. 

This tendency of conservatism, of doing what 
has been done by others, merely because they have 
done it, and the allied tendency of doing what others 
are now doing because of lack of initiative to do any- 
thing else, forms a serious block in the further 
development of the student body and the college. 
Great ideas do not come to men in crowds, they do 
not come to those men who always do what others 
do, have done or are doing, to men who are never 
alone either mentally or physically. Such ideas 
come only to men who have an individuality, who 
have a life of their own, apart from others and full 
of deep independent thought. All great men of to-day 
and of all time have had this sort of a life. All men 
who have ever counted for anything have had it and 
yet to-day in college it is noticeable only for its 
scarcity. 

We are all interested in the well-being of this 
college and in everything which will work to its 
advancement, and there is no one thing to-day 
which detracts more from the benefit of her train- 
ing than this lack of independence on the part of the 
individual student. The faculty have it in their 
power in various ways to alleviate this influence and 
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the co-operation of all. Faculty, alumni, friends and 
undergraduates must all concur and encourage the 
one of marked ability to utilize them, encourage 
those who cannot lead at least to follow, use their 
own judgment in picking out whom to follow, and 
let it be plainly shown that Bowdoin will offer all 
encouragement within her power to the individual 
or body or class which can improve on good cus- 
toms or do away with the bad. Thus only shall she 
progress and we shall all do our part in keeping 
Bowdoin where she has stood for over a century 
and must stand in the forefront of American Edu- 
cation. 

POEM. 

Stanley P. Chase. 

The mother, when at Sparta's call her son 
Equipped himself for war in Attic field, 
Was wont to hand him as her parting gift, 
'Ere yet he left his father's home, a shield ; 
And as her eyes sought his with mother's pride. 
For Spartan rigor never quenched her love. 
She bade him kneel and as he took the shield 
To swear to her by all the gods above 
That rather than the foe should take that shield. 
His last bright drop of blood he would outpour, 
And that he would come back to her with it. 
Or dead be borne upon it to her door. 

The years have only changed the outward form 
Of war; its inward spirit is the same 
As that which fought on Grecian field of old. 
The strife 'twixt man and man what time can tame? 
For still the brother seeks his brother's life, 
Or, worse than life, the means whereby he lives. 
And mighter than the sword the pen to-day 
With cruel strokes the blow to Honor gives. 
The weak cry for a champion from the strong ; 
The poor, who work in heat of forge and fire. 
Have asked in tones that call an answer forth, 
"Is not the laborer worthy of his hire?" 
Elsewhere has Labor risen unified 
And wreaked its vengeance upon human life. 
In seats of Government and public trust. 
In Senate, court, and mart still rages strife. 
But yet despite the vice, the wrong, the crime. 
Undaunted and eternal lives the Right ; 
And legions still will own its cause for theirs 
And labor for its triumph with their might. 

To-day we leave these halls with mem'ries fraught. 
The faces kind, the laughter and the song, 
We leave, strong Mother, thy embracmg arms. 
And turn our faces outward toward the throng 
Of warriors, who know not the peace within 
Thy walls. One step — and we, beyond thy bound. 
Are swept along amidst the clanging din 
Of trump and dnini, while on the faces round 
The light of combat glows, till we ourselves 
Have caught its fiery spirit unaware. 
With loud huzzas we rush into the fight. 
And for the moment mem'ries fade in air. 

To-day we come to our Mother, 
Like the Spartan youths of old ; 
A sheathed sword on our loins we gird, 
A band of the brave and bold. 



We have come for the last time hither, 
Tomorrow fare we afar, 

For the cause of the Right has called us to fight 
As men in the ranks of war. 

And the Mother whose name we honor 
Gives to every son a shield ; 
All her men, have heard her burning words. 
As at her feet they kneeled. 

That the shield must shine through the conflict 
Unscarred, unsullied, bright, 

That her eyes may discern how its radiance burns 
Clear through the mists of the night. 

'"Tis the shield of Truth. By the Truth alone 
Shape thou thy destiny. 

No evil can live where this shield once has shown. 
Like the sun breaking forth in the red -morning 

light, 
It shall scatter and pierce the foul things of night. 
The Truth I have taught thee, unchanging and 

pure, 
The Truth and Truth only shall always endure. 
With slave and with master, with foe and with 

friend. 
The great shield of Truth hold firm to the end. 
For the Truth shall make all men free. 

" 'Tis the shield of Hope. That change must be 
borne, 
This need not make thee sad. 
Were there not any change 'twould be cause to 

mourn. 
See Hope in the gladness of all living things. 
In the poor bird that flutters its broken wings. 
In the crocus that comes almost out of the snow, 
In the upward striving of flowers that grow. 
To fall and to struggle and again to rise 
With a song on the lips and a light in the eyes, — 
This spirit of youth I have bred in thee. 
Keep the shield of Hope through eternity, 
For Hope shall make all men glad. 

" 'Tis the shield of Love, and with this, O Youth, 
Make thou the world to be thine. 
Love unfastens the doors that are barred to Truth. 
In love I have cherished thee all through these 

years. 
Have borne with thee, chastened thee, soothed all 

thy fears. 
In the great world without, in battle and mart. 
The shield of Love shall keep wholesome thy 

heart. 
In all thou shalt meet with, the seen or unseen, 
There is nothing that thou canst call common, 

unclean. 
For Love makes all things divine." 



OPENING ADDRESS. 

By William B. Webb. 

If there is one time during the Senior year above 
all others when we take pleasure in reviewing the 
experience of our college course, it is upon class day, 
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public exercise, which as a class, we shall ever con- 
duct. To-day sees the realization of our hopes and 
labors, and finds us upon the stepping stone between 
four years of happy life in our dear old college, and 
our future career in the world of successes and dis- 
appointments. 

In the fall of 1901 we entered Bowdoin innocent 
and unsophisticated, with little knowledge of its 
peculiar and unwritten laws. How quickly the first 
year passed, with its trials and victories, its pleas- 
ures and studies, and at its close, how eagerly we 
threw aside the yoke which bound us as Freshmen, 
and flew to our banquet to assume the airs and 
responsibilities of a full-fledged Sophomore; in the 
fall proudly handing to the next class the name of 
Freshmen. Time went so fast that we were hardly 
able to imbue our successors with obedience and 
respect before another year found us back as 
Juniors, and in our vain search for "Junior Ease' 
we soon realized that we had other duties to per- 
form than to instruct Freshmen. 

To-day we are Seniors and although we have 
failed to acquire "Senior Dignity" we trust that we 
are fully conscious of our obligations to our college 
our friends. In these days of mingled pleasures and 
disappointments, ever increasing have been the ties 
of friendship and brotherly love which enriched our 
hearts and firmly bound us together. Our kindly 
relations have never been broken by class politics, 
and as elections have come and gone, we have real- 
ized with greater force than ever how proudly we 
showed this characteristic of the Class of 1905. 

This is essentially a day of fellowship and good 
cheer; yet in the midst of our enjoyment we are 
unable to wholly dispel feelings of sadness at the 
thought of our parting. We deeply regret that our 
years spent in these pleasant surroundings have 
flown so rapidly, and that with our last "Farewell" 
to-day, the unity of our class must be broken. To 
many of our guests the "Farewell" of 190S will be 
but one of several similar occasions, but to us, to 
whom this final ceremony remains, the event will 
ever bring recollections of our happy student days. 

But even though our joy be tinged with the 
thoughts of our parting so near at hand, we are by 
no means despondent at our prospects. We have 
accomplished the main purpose for which we came 
to college, and confidently, almost eagerly, we look 
to the future, filled with expectations and aspira- 
tions. In these days which bring to an end our col- 
lege course, each one sees the beginning of what he 
hopes will be a successful career in his chosen pro- 
fession. 

Hitherto our activities have been confined with- 
in our little college community. Before the week is 
over we separate to seek admission into a wider field 
of usefulness? Wherever our different paths take 
us, we hope to exemplify those teachings and prin- 
ciples which our faithful professors have endeav- 
ored to instill into us. Ours have been exceptional 
privileges. Fond parents and kind friends have 
watched our progress with deep interest and have 
ever been ready to share with us in our successes 
and failures. There still remain, however, those 
critical friends who maintain that college life is a 
waste of time and money; that, especially if a young 
man intends to enter business four years of practi- 
cal experience is lost while in college. It is for us, 
therefore, so to labor for advancement that we may- 



convince these critics that we have been grounded in 
the elements of success. In learning to deal with 
one another — to recognize one another's point of 
view, we have acquired the principles of business 
ability. Our application of these principles is now 
to be put to the test in our wider relations with 
men. 

We have no inclination to claim for our class 
any decided genius or remarkable intellectuality. 
But the making of an effi'cient worker lies not so 
much in quickness of intellect and imagination as in 
the sure and steady quality of faithfulness to daily 
tasks. The bulk of the world's work must be done, 
not by geniuses, but by men of mediocre mental 
attainments. An ounce of honest effort with de.vo- 
tion behind it is worth a pound of spasmodic bril- 
liancy. Remembering this, we may rest assured 
that all earnest work which we may do will not fail 
of its reward, and we may well hope to contribute 
our share to the honor roll of Bowdoin. 

We are always glad to greet our friends and 
alumni of the college, but upon this occasion it gives 
us particular pleasure to find ourselves surrounded 
by so many friends. We trust that you will enter 
heartily into the gladness and festivity of the day. 
To our fond parents who have had our interests 
deeply in their hearts ; to our many friends, who 
have watched us with kindly eye during our course; 
to the alumni, who by their presence here to-day 
show their loyalty and devotion to the college, we, 
the Class of 1905. extend our heartiest welcome, to 
these, our Class Day exrcises. 



THE CLASS HISTORY. 
By William John Norton. 

Back in the remote dawn of history when the 
misty clouds of tradition wafted hither and thither 
lifting for only fleeting glimpses of trustworthy 
facts a prophecy was written, which reads as fol- 
lows : "Ages hence in a land unknown across the 
seas, in a mighty nation yet unborn, in a state as 
dry now as the Sturgis Bill shall make it then, a 
lad shall be born. Ye shall call him James Arthur, 
of the surname Clarke. And he shall be a captain 
in a college whose sweet name the pessimistic pines 
shall whisper and spread abroad through all the 
earth. He shall be a batsman of wondrous fame, 
knocking a home run once in every ten times at the 
bat. The other nine times shall he strike out." 

Ancient and quaint as this writing is, neverthe- 
les it proves interesting to us as the first authentic 
record of the Class of 1905, the subject of our 
chronicle. The sketch of years fleeting between the 
utterance of the prophecy and its fulfillment, may be 
left in the gulf of silence, while we hasten forward 
to that momentous day, Septerhber 24 in the year 
of 1901. the day which sees the prophetic utterance 
well on its way to fulfillment. 
The old campus which had lain in solitude for 
twelve long weeks, disturbed only by the classic 
feet of the bewhiskered Professor of Greek, and his 
colleagues, renewed activity once more. Each 
incoming train augmented the hordes of Young 
America which swept over the campus, taking pos- 
session for another year. The silent halls resounded 
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Classes of '02, '03, and '04 settled each in its place. 
There was, besides these classes, a mob of sturdy 
youngsters which close inspection proved to be the 
embryo of 1905. Verdant and unorganized as we 
were, nevertheless there were certain geniuses prom- 
inent at that early date. There was Henry Ward 
Beecher, Ever Ready Burroughs, whose gyrating 
smile bubbled over with even more spontaneity than 
the Fountain of Isaiah. There was Robinson Cru- 
soe, just emerged from his desert isle, trailed by the 
silent Friday. You would never guess that the blase 
youth introducing the speakers to-day was once the 
famous Crusoe of solitude. There was Pretty 
Johnny Brett, fresh from Auburn conquests. There 
was the above mentioned batsman announcing his 
intention of saving his athletic ability for the greater 
field of Harvard. And last, but not least, there was 
Rupert Mac Much whose lore of knowledge has 
proved indispensable to Prex in operating the col- 
lege the subsequent four years. 

But sadly enough the class was not all genius. 
Some of us showed even mediocre talents. Other- 
wise, I am sure that Herbert Hill would have sung 
"Nearer My God to Thee" in some less conspicuous 
place than the Tontine Hotel. Ralph Robinson's 
proposal to Tweakie's waitress, although engaged to 
another girl at the time, may find possible excuse 
on the same grounds. And, no doubt, if your his- 
torian's experience with college life had been wider, 
he would have found some better employment for 
his second night in college, than lugging the cold, 
moist caskets of some departed unknowns, in the 
dark tombs of yonder burial ground. 

So we gathered, the wise and the ignorant, the 
tall and the short, the fat and the lean. 

Loud clangings of the chapel bell early Thurs- 
day morning, summoned us to our first college 
exercise. When the preliminaries were over we 
engaged 1904 in a deadly rush. At the height of 
battle doughty Doc Whit joined the fray, striking 
an awe-inspiring on guard position. Magnificently 
he lunged, bowling over Freshman and Sophomore 
alike. But alas for dignity ! Whit lunged too far 
and the ancestral derby on his head lost its equi- 
librium. Ere the frantic man could recover his 
treasure, of twenty summers, vile feet had dese- 
crated and broken its sacred crown. Discomfited 
he began a retreat which suddenly became a rout, 
as Billy Finn, wearing the smile that never comes 
off, accosted him cheerily with, "Hello, how they 
comin', Whit?" 

In the days that followed the class organized 
under the efficient leadership of Doc Sanborn, For 
his invaluable services we elected Doc to that most 
august and h'gh tribunal, the Bowdoin Jury. Pretty 
Steve Pinkham, with his rosy cheeks, and soft 
voice, captured the president's chair. By far the 
weightiest question settled in those early meetings 
was the choice of class colors. Judge Marr 
enthused with patriotism by the Farmington militia, 
favored red, white and blue. Bud Nutter, dream- 
ing of glossy black hair, and snowy cheeks, 
declaimed for black and white, while Billy Finn, 
faithful as ever to good St. Patrick's Day, 
pleaded for emerald green. The scenes these dash- 
ing views engendered were stormy indeed. Speech 
followed speech in whirlwind succession. Oratory 
and eloauence surpassed even those later flights, 
which Mitch drew from us by his famous, "Hello, 



John." The bitter strife was brought to a timely 
end by P. I. Pierce, that Demosthenes in distress, 
who succeded in forcing crimson and gray upon the 
class as its colors. 

With the settlement of this momentous issue, we 
turned our attention to the Sophomore-Freshman 
base-ball series which resulted as usual, although we 
took one of the games. Our revenge should have 
come with the foot-ball game, but that pleasure was 
denied us. as 1904 refused to play. The college at 
large declared it a clear case of quit, although Cliff 
Lowell and Gil Campbell had each, a dozen excuses, 
excuses. 

The remainder of the Freshman year affords but 
slight material for the historian's pen. We flunked 
as many exams, as usual, and we passed a few. We 
won the class drill at the indoor meet, scoring sec- 
ond in the meet itself. We had the misfortune of 
seeing Bowdoin lose the Maine Intercollegiate Meet 
for the only time in her history. 

The year closed with a grand banquet a^ River- 
ton Casino. Little need be said to recall that most 
delightful of all our class occasions. Suffice it to 
note that the Baboon smoked his first cigar, and as 
a result. Cope Philoon who sat beside him, delivered 
his address in his shirt sleeves. 

When autumn gathered us again, after the sum- 
mer vacation, the roll-call showed many changes. 
The Baboon had joined a menagerie near Princeton, 
and failed to return. C. A. J. Houghton, suffering 
with acute indigestion, — he couldn't digest his 
father's course — was forced to drop back a year; 
and Judas Priest, whose eyes were so sore that the 
doctor forbade further study by him, went to Colby. 
These losses and others were partially made up by 
our accretions. Big Jim Finn escaped from the 
wiles of the Bates' Circes and joined our fold. 
James Newell Emery, that lyric wonder, added great 
strength to our fussing contingent. Pat Ryan 
arrived, sent on as the second installment of Prince- 
ton's contribution, of which Dennie had been the 
first. 

Thus changed, we took up the arduous tasks of 
Sophomores. The night shirt parade, by which we 
introduced 1906 to college life, was a masterpiece of 
finished work. Steben Brown's oration on that 
memorable occasion will live long in college lore. 
Short, but powerful, it ran something like this : 
"Gentlemen, this place was once a howling wilder- 
ness. I repeat to you, this place was once a howl- 
ing wilderness. And. I wish to hell it was now !" 

Billy Finn, as president, led us that year along 
our arduous path. Defeat came in foot-ball at the 
hands of the Freshmen. Nevertheless, the various 
athletic teams received excellent quotas of athletes 
from 1905. We dodged conditions more success- 
fully than during the previous year, and we came 
into more stable relations with the college, and with 
one another. The most notable feat of that rather 
barren year was the golf links party which we ten- 
dered 1906 one frosty night in March. Pa Ler- 
mond gained his first fame that night by standing 
with a great broad paddle, at the head of the long, 
hot oven. Right well did he paddle the lowly Fresh- 
men, raking them fore and aft. This year closed 
another so-called banquet. 

Before we reassembled for Junior work the 
silent angel descended and bore away a cherished 
brother. It was with aching hearts and chastened 



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souls that we returned to the old college, whose 
sombre halls should ring no more with his happy 
laugh and cheery greeting. The cruel sea had rudely 
torn the bonds which bound him to us, firm bonds, 
knit of true heart strings. 

The Junior roll-call showed further changes. 
We were honored with the presence of Cleaves and 
Newton, who came to us from Bangor Theological 
Seminary. During the summer Mike had swindled 
I Please Booker in a trade in trousers, as a pun- 
ishment the poor fellow was forced to drop back a 
year and join our class, in order to give I Please 
the revenge of collecting an extra year's term bills. 
Coot Rundlett joined us, too, his cherub face and 
Apollo form making sad havoc of Jim Emery's 
fussing business. Dartmouth dumped Jack Nor- 
cross upon us, and others were added or lost. 

It was at the beginning of this year that the late 
lamented Kenneth Sills sized up the class so accu- 
rately. Please do not understand by that phrase, 
late lamented, that I mean that Mr. Sills is dead. I 
merely mean that we lament him, because it has 
taken both Mr. Foster and Dr. Burnett to fill the 
place which he left vacant. Mr. Sills was saying 
that all classes have certain characteristics peculiar 
to them as classes, that 1903. for example, was a 
class of lawyers, and 1904 nothing but poor sticks. 
At this juncture someone asked for the distin- 
gushing marks of 1905. "1905," came the quick, 
keen answer, "is the most intellectual crowd of 
polite loafers which the college has ever known." 

The evening of this same day witnessed Bow- 
doin's most recent yagger war. Among the casual- 
ties 190S counted but one. Eddie Damren was bold 
enough to thrust his head beneath a descending 
plank propelled by some lusty yagger. The next 
morning he attended chapel, for the only time of 
the year, his head bound with great swaths of 
bloody bandages, hoping that the college would 
reward his valor by wooding. The disappoint- 
ment must have been keen. 

The year which had opened with such promises 
of excitement quickly calmed down and passed with 
unwonted smoothness under the presidency of Runt 
White. The much mooted theory of Junior Ease 
proved a cheat and a delusion under the dynamic 
prodding of Mr. Ham and Bobby Benson. Profes- 
sor McRae who had succeeeded to the chair left 
vacant by Mr. Callender, was put to the test 
through the fall and winter, and found worthy of 
1905's friendship. As the winter term drew to a 
close we tied with 1907 for winner's honors at the 
indoor meet. The remainder of the year was 
uneventful ending in the happy climax of Ivy Day 
which proved a giddy whirl of success. The 1905 
Bugle appearing on that day, contested the suprem- 
acy of 1903 as the best number of Bowdoin's 48 
Bugles. 

Vacation came with the close of exams, and 
scattered us again. That vacation will be seared 
forever on John Riley's brain. One hot day of 
August which John was spending at Mere Point, he 
had the pleasure of taking two young ladies for a 
row in a dory. On the return trip a great thirst 
seized John, and he reached for the water jug. 
Unfortunately, instead of drawing the stopper from 



the jug. John pulled out the plug in the bottom of 
the boat. Basking in the bliss of feminine charms, 
all unawares of the Atlantic Ocean which was 
slowly oozing through the bottom of the boat, John 
rowed serenely on. I have no time to dwell on 
details, but I will say that the boat was close to 
shore when she foundered, and the girls found no 
difficulty in escaping with the water only up to 
their armpits. 

The remainder of the summer passed unevent- 
fully and we gathered in September for Senior 
work. Fresh in our memories, as the past year is, 
we need give it but passing notice. The speeding 
year has given us and the college three opportuni- 
ties for rejoicing, as three efficient captains from 
1905 have ably led Bowdoin's forces to the goals 
of three athletic championships. We have taken 
due note, and followed as best we could, the intri- 
cate workings of thirty quarto volumes of new 
faculty regulations. We have rung out the old 
chapel bell in celebration of another victory over 
Amherst in the annual debate. We have welcomed 
to our friendship and respect the new instructors. 
Dr. Roberts, Dr. Burnett and Mr. Foster. And 
last, but, perhaps the most important of all, we 
have bought, and faithfully worn, Mike-made coats 
and trousers. 

It was during this year that Judge Symonds had 
a brilliant dream. Crawling out of bed in the cold, 
chill dawn he aroused Heine Lewis and shouted the 
following proverb : "Heine," says Judge, "some men 
are born famous ; some men achieve fame, and 
some men have fame thrust upon them." 

"Yes," replied Heine, "but what of that. Your 
brain is turned with international law. Go back to 
bed." 

"You're dull, Pleine," says the Judge, "no proverb 
ever had better illustration than certain members of 
1905 illustrate the above. Cleaves," he continued, 
"was, of course, born famous ; Seavey attained 
fame that chilly October night when the iron doors 
of the Brunswick police station closed on his guilty 
form ; and Rupert Mar Much had fame thrust upon 
him, when the Black Cat Magazine published one of 
its stories in the Bowdoin Quill under his signa- 
ture." 

Through such devious turnings, then, has the 
Class of 1905 come at last to that point when her 
ranks will break as the members hurry forth to add 
to the bustle of the tired old world. The college 
no doubt, will miss her for she is a well-rounded 
class, strong at every turn. She has athletes whose 
names have stricken terror alike to the blue and 
white farmers on the banks of the Stillwater River, 
to the soprano cheered warriors of co-ed Colby, 
and to the garnet-clad dilettantes of the academy at 
Lewiston. She has debaters whose silver tongues 
and nimble brains have routed the best intellect of 
Amherst. She has literary talent already recog- 
nized in the world of letters. And she has scholars 
whose merits vie with the best. If the blooming 
promise of the past four years bears the ripe fruit 
that it should, the future historians of 190S will all 
record famous men and great deeds, as her various 
members climb the heights of praise and plant her 
banners on the tallest peaks of worth. 



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JULY 7, 1905. 



Qluck Auf. 



Again has gone from these 
sacred portals another class 
of resolute manhood — gone 
from the affectionate embrace 
of an ever-fostering mother to seek recognition 
among the world's workers. Fortified with four 
years of discipline, experience and conscientious 
work, rich in book lore and ready knowledge, 
formed in character, informed in the wisdom of the 
age, inspired with honesty of purpose, sincerity of 
intent and lofty aims, these sixty-three men enter 
the arena of life girded with strength, conviction, 
and power. 

Manhood is a struggle, but to such as are pre- 
pared for it the way becomes easier by far. The 
world, however, Seniors, pays but little respect to 
your prowess. It is a chilling reception that you 
receive, yet it is for you to make the best of your 
opportunities. 'To welcome each rebuff that turns 
earth's smoothness rough." 

It is not fame and honor but worthy aims and 
strong characters that build the nation. That you 
will maintain the dignity of Old Bowdoin and be 
reputable citizens we have no fear. It is for us to 
give the parting Cluck Auf. IVIay success attend 
you, Seniors, on whatever course you may pursue. 



Milestones. 



The Commencement of 190S 
is the looth in the history of 
Bowdoin and the 20th under 
the direction of President 
Hyde. The year has been one of unusual success. 
Seldom does any college return from her athletic 
contests with three championships out of a possible 
four — Foot-ball, Track, Base-ball. How much these 
three championships mean to Old Bowdoin. But 
not in athletics, alone, does our supremacy lie. The 
joint debate was plucked from Amherst and this 
year's Senior Class graduates many talented literary 
men and prominent scholars. 

IVIoreover, new systems have stepped in, — radical 
but beneficial. The semester system, the proctors in 
the dormitories, and the growth of the Fraternity 
Houses record a year of success and prosperity sel- 
dom equalled. 

May the next milestone which we pass be as suc- 
cessful as that just recorded. May Old Bowdoin 
prosper as never before and each year see her stand 
higher and higher among the educational institu- 
tions of the country. 



CLOSING ADDRESS. 
Edwin LaForest Harvey. 

Many centuries ago, in the peaceful valley of 
Naishpur, in far-off Persia under the tutelage of 
Abd-us-samad, the famous doctor of laws, dwelt 
three boyhood friends — Hasan Ben Sabbah, Hakin 
Omar Khayyam, and Niss Nizam ul Mulk. A com- 
pact existed among these three, that, in after life, 
whosoever should receive the favor of fortune, 
should share it equally with the rest and reserve no 
pre-eminence to himself. It so happened that as the 
years rolled on, Nizam became the one whom the 
"fickle goddess" selected for her favorite. In course 
of time he became Vizier to the Sultan, and was 
soon called upon to fulfill his compact with his two 
friends. Hasan elected .to hold office at court, but 
became a discontent and a plotter, and suffered 
ignominy and disgrace. Omar selected as his boon, 
the privilege of living in peace and quiet in a corner 
of the realm, and spreading abroad the advantages 
of philosophy and science. So, at Naishapur, thus 
lived Omar Khayyam, the astronomer-poet, well 
known in his time for his wisdom, virtue and truth. 
He was often called upon to perform deeds of trust 
and service to the state, and each added to the honor 
and respect in which he was ever held by his fellow- 
men. 

What he had contributed to science has perished, 
but in his philosophy, we, to-day. can find many 
helpful lessons. The Rubaiyat, supposed by many 
to be the pulings of a pagan and a cynic, is a verit- 
able epic of Life — a sympathetic chronicle of the 
secret yearnings and doubts of a human soul. At 
this time, when we, the Class of 190S, are bidding 
our adieus to these old familiar scenes of many 
joys, and this grand old garden of our boyhood 
hopes, we find in Omar's words a voice for all our 
thoughts. 

Four happy years ago we knocked at the Tavern 
door and shouted : 



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You know how little while we have to stay, 
And, once departed, may return no more," 

Thoughtless, drunk with expectation, we rushed 
within, and threw ourselves into the arms of the 
siren of college life. Forgotten was the cold, hard, 
practicable world without ; forgotten were the duties 
and strifes of prosy, commonplace existence. Our 
present Mistress was Paradise enow ! 

"A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, 
A jug of wine, a Loaf of Bread — and Thou 
Beside me, singing in the Wilderness — 
Oh, Wilderness were Paradise Enow !" 

Oh. that the singing had never ceased ! Oh, 
classnrates, that it were never for us to drain the 
jug, and eat the last few crumbs of the loaf! But 
now, with trembling fingers, we close the Book of 
Verses, and creep from beneath the shady Bough, 
cut from our Paradise into the Dusty Lanes and 
Stony Hillsides of Life. "The Phantom of False 
Morning Dies" and we stand all halting and unpre- 
pared, knowing not which way to direct our steps, 
We stand, to-day, the Fainting Travelers at the edge 
of the Burning Desert. We turn backward our 
faces, and too many of us, I fear, think of what 
might have been, of paths that might have been trod 
to better advantage, or of others that ought to have 
beguiled our wayward steps. 

"Myself when young, did eagerly frequent 

Doctor and Saint and heard great argument 
About it and about, but evermore 

Came out of the same door wherein I went." 

But such thoughts as these can avail us nothing. 
The Past is of the Past. 

"The moving Finger writes ; and having writ. 
Moves on ; not all your Piety nor Wit 
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line, 
Nor all your Tears wash out a word of it.' 

It is rather of the future we must think. In this 
thinking, we find little joy enough. There lies before 
us the — "Road, 

"Which we discover we must travel, too." As 
never before, do we realize merciless destiny, the 
false reality of To-day. and the true uncertainty of 
To-morrow. Like the tent-maker of old, we turn 
afar our smarting eyes, and cry : 

"Would but some winged Angel ere too late 
Arrest the yet unfolded roll of Fate, 
And make the stern Recorder otherwise 
Enregister, or quite obliterate!" 

But let us not, like him, after vainly endeavoring 
to unshackle our steps from Destiny, and to catch 
some authentic glimpses of To-morrow, fall back, 
with the consolation, that 

"We are no other than a moving row 

Of magic shadow-shapes that come and go 

Round with the Sun-illusioned Lantern, held 

In Midnight by the Master of the Show. 



But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays 
Upon this Checkerboard of nights and days; 

Hither and thither moves, and checks and slays. 
And one by one in the closet lays." 

This is the philosophy of inaction and despair. 
Enter with the poet the potter's shop, where the 
poor creatures of clay, ranged round the walls, are 
lifting up their voices in lament, and barken with 
him to the smallest, ugliest of them all, — 

"Surely not in vain 
My substance of the common earth was ta'en 

And to this figure moulded, to be broke. 
Or trampled back to shapeless earth again." 

Let us take from this poor bit of clay our lesson. 
Let us put aside our doubts and fears, and with 
loins girded for the fray, break joyous through the 
Desert, for only a little beyond lay sunny Banks and 
shaded Streams, where all indeed is Paradise enow. 

Thus, Classmates, does the poor, pagan poet 
paint for us our Rubaiyat. Thus does he teach us 
not to "nod like the drowsy worshiper outside." 
Let us carry in our hearts his words, and when, as 
the years to come, we are braving the Burning 
Desert, and seeking the shadiest bough, the sweetest 
wine or the largest leaf loaf, may our manner be 
such that none of us shall ever hear the warning 
from the Tower of Darkness cry: 

"Fool, yoiir reward is neither Here nor There." 



CLASS DAY ODE. 
James Newell Emery. 

Dying in splendor of crimson and gold 

Deep in the west sinks the sun in its flight. 
Shadows of twilight are falling apace 

Swiftly betok'ning the coming of night. 
Sun of our college days, pause yet awhile ; 

Future's dark night looms up chilly and cold. 
Blame not our footsteps if lagging and slow; 

Pause in thy splendor of crimson and gold. 

Mem'ries of days 'neath the sunlight of youth 

Swell to each heart as the night draweth nigh ; 
Each of thy elms brings back mem'ries of yore. 

Each hall a vision of hours gone by. 
Paths all aleaf with the splendor of spring, 

Blade, bud and blossom in happiness swell. 
College all-glorious, mother of men. 

Queen of the centuries, Bowdoin, farewell. 



THE CLASS DAY HOP. 

The inclement weather dampened not the slight- 
est the spirits of the many couples which graced 
Old Memorial on Class Day evening. The 1905 
Class Day Hop will go down in pleasure events as 
one of the most successful. The "Grads" were 
present and enjoyed as much as any the festivities 
of the evening. The Patronesses were Mrs. Hyde, 
Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Houghton, Mrs. 
Johnson, Mrs. Woodruff, Mrs. Little, Mrs. Hutch- 
ins. Mrs. Moody, Mrs. Alfred Mitchell, Mrs. Whit- 
tier, Mrs. Files, Mrs. Wilmot Mitchell, Mrs. Ham, 
Mrs. McRae, Mrs. Roberts. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



PHI BETA KAPPA ELECTIONS. 

Wednesday morning the annual meeting of the 
Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa of Maine was 
held in the Alumni Room of Hubbard Hall. 

The following new members were elected : 1905, 
George Adams Foster. Herbert Staples Hill, John 
Edward Newton, William John Norton, Ray Wal- 
dron Pettengill, Paul Gould Robb'ns, Ralph Sylves- 
ter Robinson. From 1906 : Charles Henry Brad- 
ford, Philip Freeland Chapman, Melvin Thomas 
Copeland, Walter Averill Powers, Clyde Cyrus 
Shaw, Robie Reed Stevens. 

The election of officers resulted as follows: Pres- 
ident, Franklin Augustus Wilson, '54, Bangor; Vice- 
President, James McKeen, '64, New York ; Secre- 
tary, George T. Files, '89, Brunswick ; George 
Thomas Little, 'T}, Brunswick, was elected chair- 
man of the I'terary committee and was authorized 
to publish a catalogue of the members since the 
founding of the society in 1825 with short sketches 
of their lives. 



MAINE MEDICAL SCHOOL COMMENCE- 
MENT. 
Address by Rev. D. N. Beach, D.D. 

Dr. David Nelson Beach, President of the Ban- 
gor Theological School, delivered the address before 
the eighteen graduates of the Medical School. His 
remarks were listened to with great interest : 

The medical profession has ample boundaries. 
Even in its crude primitive days it had. The med- 
icine man of savage tribes, the physicians of Egypt 
and Greece and Rome and the practitioners of all 
the periods since — however inadequate their knowl- 
edge, and however mingled with clever impositions 
and with superstitions their practice may have 
been — nevertheless had for fields of investigation 
the world of minerals, the world of plants, the 
world of biology and that subtle thing of life itself, 
in all its mysterious wonder and might. 

And, to-day, when a true science is ours ; when 
true scientific methods are followed, when micro- 
scopy and the highest chemistry are called into use, 
and where its ever deepening sympathy makes the 
world eager and responsive to every fresh medical 
discovery and surgical triumph; far more is this the 
case. 

In fact so wide is the field that it becomes not a 
question with the ever studious doctor, how he may 
escape "pent-up Ithaca" in his calling, but how he 
may pen it up, how he may eliminate and demark 
and specialize, in order to have practical as well as 
ample boundaries. 

This, then, is the first great glory of your pro- 
fession — that its possib'lities and opportunities are 
boundless — that one can never reach its horizon — 
that it ever goes on from more to more — that the 
infinite craving of the mind for knowledge and of 
ambition for achievement and of the heart for ser- 
vice, can realize in the profession more and more 
even and yet have always more worlds to conquer. 

The next glory, as I count it, of your profession, 
is that it appeals to the whole man, and its appeals 
even more and yet more. 

Then the rewards of your profession are sure, I 
mean, of course, to those who deserve them. There 



are men in your calling, and in mine, and in all, who 
never yet deserved any reward — not having had to 
work, nor to wait, nor to concentrate their power, 
nor to keep that brave heart which is better than any 
medicine. They are of the Mr. Bob Sawyer arid 
Mr. Ben Allen type in Pickwick. The drawers in 
their apothecary shop are mostly dummies, and they 
have to put on goggles to make even the unsophisti- 
cated suspect them wise. But it is not so for the 
true man in your profession. His reward is with 
him. 

But to the really noble toiler in life's day's work, 
it is not the reward that figures so much, as whether 
what one does counts. "Small pay, few thanks," he 
says, it may be, but the work, its skill, its worthi- 
ness, its achievement, these are the things which 
make life worth while. 

It is always pushing forward the boundaries of 
knowledge, always making some distinct achieve- 
ment for the world. He who is in it with all his 
heart is always himself growing, and adding thus to 
the sum total of riches of human worth. 

It lengthens the average of human life ; it heals 
the sick; it ameliorates suffering; it makes the 
maimed almost as good as new ; it brings men back 
out of the jaws of death; it ushers every man, 
woman and child into the world ; it soothes and sol- 
aces down into the valley of the shadows, men, 
women and children as they take their last journey 
by that sombre way into the land that is forever their 
day. 

In short, there is no human work finer, or truer, 
or more useful, or more ennobling than that of the 
true physician. 

Finally, beyond reward — beyond counting — your 
profession satisfies. "I shall," cried one of old voic- 
ing in the deepest longing of the soul — "I shall be 
satisfied when I awake in thy likeness," and he who 
came out of heaven to earth, out of its satisfaction 
to make a record of satisfaction here on earth, chose 
your calling. He healed the sick; he gave sight to 
the blind ; the lame walked at his touch ; the lepers 
were cleansed. "I," said a great physician to his 
minister, "I have the best profession and you have 
the next best." To do good constantly ; to soothe, 
comfort and restore ; to put new courage and hope 
into human hearts ; to confront and stamp out infec- 
tion and vice itself; to be loved and honored of all 
men for noble service well performed ; to have the 
praise of men and the praise of God. "I was sick 
and ye visited me," this is satisfaction indeed. Ian 
MaciLaren in his "Doctor of the Old School," has 
pictured this satisfaction when William MacLure 
had won his "Fight with Death ;" when he had given 
Saunders back his Bell — when out in the pasture he 
had danced the "Highland Fling" with Drumshugh 
in the gray dawn, in which the fight was victorious — 
and when the next Sabbath, having been mentioned 
in the long prayer with "especially we tender Thee 
hearty thanks for the skill of him who goes out and 
in amongst us," the beloved physician of this parish 
and adjacent districts — he rides past after church is 
out on his old mare Jess — gets this satisfaction in 
the hurrahs of the glen, the minister leading the 
cheering — and his modest answer — "A' never 
expectit the like o' this, though, and it was just a 
wee thingie mair than a' cud hae stande. No many 
men in this world will ever get a better, for it cam 
fram the hert o' honest folk." 



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Following the address by Dr. Beach President 
Hyde gave a short address, speaking principally of 
the future of the Medical School. 

The members of the class were as follows : 
Nat Bailey Twycross Barker, A.B. ; Charles 
Eugene Hill Beane, A.B. ; Jesse Somner Bragg, 
A.B. ; Frank Wilson Clarke ; DeForest Smith Day ; 
Ernest Woodbury Files, A.B. ; Ernest Bertrand Fol- 
som, A.B. ; Arthur Lewis Gould ; Don Leslie Har- 
den; Benjamin Franklin Hayden. A.B. ; Charles 
Henry Hunt. A B. ; Harry Joseph Hunt, A.B. ; John 
Christopher O'Connor, B.S. ; James Edward Pooler, 
Fred John Pritham, Daniel Frank Davis Russell, 
Warren Hunter Sherman, Fred Milton Smith. 



BOWDOIN WINS AGAIN FROM BATES- 
FOURTH STRAIGHT VICTORY. 

Hubbard Grandstand was well filled on Wednes- 
day afternoon when the 'Varsity met and again 
defeated Bates. As an exhibition the game was a 
worthy performance. The score 3 to 2 by no means 
indicates inferior ball as Bowdoin played practi- 
cally an errorless game, and Bates made seven 
errors. Until the ninth inning the score favored 
Bowdoin, 3 to o, but a hit and bases on balls with an 
error let in two runs. 

The score : 

Bowdoin. 

ab r bh pc a e 

White, ss 4 2 2 2 I o 

Abbott, c 4 I I 7 o o 

Stanwood, 3b 4 o i o 3 i 

Greene, ib 3 o o 9 o 

Clarke. If 4 o o 3 o 

Files, p 4 o I I 2 o 

Hodgson, 2b 4 o 2 1 o 

Ellis, cf 3 o o 2 o o 

Lewis, rf 3 o 2 o 

Totals 33 3 7 27 8 I 

Bates. 

ab r bh po a e 

Wright, 3b 4 o o 2 2 

Wilder, ss 4 i i 2 i o 

Kendall, 2b 3 I i 3 2 o 

Doe, lb 2 o o 7 o 2 

French, rf 4 o 2 i 2 

Bowman, c 3 5 o 2 

Johnson, p 4 o o 3 2 i 

Dwinal, cf 3 o i o i 

Rogers, If 3 o o o I 

Totals 30 2 3 24 10 7 

Bowdoin 2 o o o i o o o — 3 

Bates o o o o o o o 2 — 2 

Base on balls — Off Files, 4; off Johnson, i. Two- 
base hit — White. Double play — Johnson and Ken- 
dall. Struck out — By Johnson, 4 ; by Files, 6. Wild 
pitch — Johnson, Files. Time, 2h. 



President — James P. Baxter, Portland. 

Vice-President — Henry L. Chapman, Brunswick. 

Treasurer — Fritz H. Jordan, Portland. 

Corresponding Secretary and Biographer — W. D. 
Patterson, Wiscasset. 

Recording Secretary, Librarian and Curator — H. 
W. Bryant, Portland. 

Standing Committee — Rev. H. S. Burrage, 
Togus; Gen. J. M. Brown. Portland; Col. J. M. 
Glidden, Newcastle ; F. A. Wilson, Bangor ; P. C. 
Manning, Portland; George A. Emery, Saco; A. F. 
Moulton, Portland; Nathan Goold, Portland; A. C. 
Stilphen, Gardiner. 



THE PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION. 

Wednesday evening occurred the reception by 
President and Mrs. Hyde in the Hubbard Hall and 
the greater part of the visitors, alumni and friends 
of the college were present at the reception. 

President and Mrs. Hyde were assisted in receiv- 
ing by Governor and Mrs. William T. Cobb of 
Rockland and Miss Hubbard, the daughter of Gen. 
Thomas H. Hubbard of New York City. 

The afifair lasted well into the evening and was 
one of the pleasantest features of the day. 



THE MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

The annual meeting of the Maine Historical 
Society was held in Massachusetts Hall on Tuesday 
afternoon. After reports by the outstanding com- 
mittees were read the following officers were elected : 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. 

Preceding the Commencement exercises on 
Thursday the Alumni Association met in Hubbard 
Hall and after interesting discussions elected officers 
as follows : 

President, Franklin C. Payson, Esq., '76; Charles 
T. Hawes, '76, Vice-President; George T. Little, '^T, 
Secretary and Treasurer; Dr. Alfred Mitchell, '59, 
W. H. Moulton, '74, Arthur T. Parker. '76, members 
of the Executive Committee. 



THE ONE HUNDREDTH COMMENCEMENT. 
Sixty-Three Degrees Conferred; Prizes and Honors. 

It was an enthusiastic crowd of loyal Bow- 
doin men which gathered in front of the chapel 
on Thursday to march to the church for the 
commencement exercises, from the venerable 
graduates of over sixty years ago to the lusty 
members of 1904 all felt the spirit of the day. 

Payne's Second Regiment Band led the 
procession followed by the graduating class, 
President Hyde, Governor Cobb and staff, 
Mrs. George C. Riggs and Faculty, followed 
by the various classes. Assembled in the 
church prayer was offered by Rev. Charles H. 
Cutler, '81. 

ORDER OF EXERCISES. 

Music. 

Prayer. 

Music. 
The Historical Novel. Stanley Perkins Chase. 

The President's Railroad Policy. 

Leonard Augustus Pierce. 



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The Yellow Peril in America. 

Edwin La Forest Harvey. 
Music. 
The Church and the Social Problem. 

*John Edward Newton. 
International Arbitration. Arthur Lewis McCobb. 
The Relation of Capital to Social Unrest. 

Henr.y Alfred Lermond. 

Music. 

Conferring of Degrees. 

Prayer. 

Benediction. 

*Excused. 

COMMENCEMENT PRIZE ESSAY. 



THE HISTORICAL NOVEL. 

By Stanley P. Chase. 

Most of us have experienced a thrill of pleasure 
and anticipation at meeting face to face some prom- 
inent personage well known to us by reputation. 
We have observed with more than ordinary interest 
his speech, his motions, his dress, and the shades 
of expression that passed over his face. It is with 
much the same sort of interest that we encounter in 
romances the name of some character familiar to us 
through history. The Queen Elizabeth of Kenil- 
worth or the Richelieu of the Three Musketeers 
makes an immediate claim upon our attention which 
is quite different from the mild interest excited by 
the entrance of the fictitious characters. 

Perhaps this feeling on the part of the public 
accounts in a measure for the immense demand for 
historical novels. Certainly the popularity of the 
class of books represented by Richard Carvel and 
A Gentleman of France is one of the marked features 
of American literature to-day. It may almost be 
affirmed that the historical notions of the average 
reader are derived as much from the current histor- 
ical novels as from any systematic study of history 
Itself. The works of Alexander Dumas, for 
instance, have been to thousands of readers the sole 
source of knowledge of French history. The fact 
is, that just as the drama presented on the stage 
makes a fourfold greater impression on the brain 
than the book read in the quiet of one's study, so an 
historical fact or character in the limelight of fiction 
makes a greater impression than in the accurate 
pages of Historian Dryasdust. Whether this is as 
it should be or not, it forces the critic to a serious 
consideration of the aim, the possibilities, and the 
limitations of the historical novel. 

To get a clear understanding of the real aims 
and value of historical fiction, there is no better way 
than to consider the objections which have been 
urged against it. In the first place it is charged 
that any attempt to combine history and romance 
rnust in nine cases out of ten give a wrong impres- 
sion of the subject matter as history. The average 
reader is always in doubt where to draw the line in 
his book between history and invention. Probably 
he will err on the side of credulity, accepting as 
true what the author has introduced merely for lit- 
erary coloring. It is needless to point out, again, 
the grave inaccuracies into which our writers of his-. 



torical romances have fallen, but it is surprising to 
learn how wide-spread the delusions thus engen- 
dered have become. There are thousands of read- 
ers who have got the notion from the current his- 
torical novels that at the time of the Revolution the 
patriots were the "best People" of the Colonies, in 
the common acceptance of the term, while the Tories 
were morally the scum of the country. In the light 
of history, as Mr. Ford has pointed out, the patriots 
were in general the middle classes, while the Tories 
were the more highly educated and cultured people. 
In dealing with the great characters of our history, 
too, the novelist falls into the general tendency of 
making them superhuman. Washington, Franklin, 
Lincoln become not men with ordinary emotions and 
weaknesses, but demi-gods, who have been robbed of 
all their human attributes. You remember Mark 
Twain's boast that he was a greater man than 
Washington, because the latter "couldn't tell a He, 
while he could but wouldn't." In these ways all 
sorts of distorted historical notions are spread 
broadcast throughout the land. The conscientious 
historian is, therefore, led to cry out against these 
novels as a class and to demand that they shall 
render back to history the things that are history's. 
Such is the first and most superficial argument 
that has been advanced against the historical novel. 
It rests upon the false assumption that the great 
purpose of this class of fiction is to impart specific 
historical information. "It is doubtful," says Mr. 
Marion Crawford, "whether any genuine historicai 
novel has ever yet been written for the sake of the 
history it contains." All that the historical novelist 
can hope to do (and this defines pretty well the pur- 
pose of historical fiction) is to enable us to rightly 
appreciate our forefathers, to recognize that they 
were living men, and to feel our close connection 
with them, to make us see that hi.story is something 
more than deeds of Parliament and battle statistics, 
and to afford us an insight, slight though it must 
be, into the great currents of thought and feeling 
which were moulding the race. Such a definition as 
this by no means excuses carelessness or inaccu- 
racy in the writer. It merely warns the reader that 
he cannot by means of these novels, take all his- 
tory in a pleasing and diluted form. 

There is, however, a stronger argument against 
the historical novel, which maintains that it is from 
its inherent character an impossibility. It is abso- 
lutely impossible, we are told, for a writer to get 
out of his own epoch and breathe the atmosphere 
of a former century. He may study the documents 
and journals of the period, he may learn as much 
as he will of the dress and the dialect of the time; 
yet to enter fully into the conceptions and modes of 
thinking of a former period is as impossible as it is 
to jump away from his own shadow. Too often the 
characters of an historical novel seem to be mere 
twentieth century men and women with twentieth 
century ideas disporting themselves under the 
masques of Cavaliers -or Tories. Mr. Walter Bage- 
hot has attributed the popularity of Scott's histori- 
cal novels to the fact that they portray the Middle 
Ages not as they were but as people would like 
them to have been. The duels and the tournaments, 
the castles and the pageantry are after all a good 
deal of a hollow sham. Such tales may please the 
children and those adult readers who are always 



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ready to beguile themselves into the conviction that 
every other age was better than the one in which 
they are unfortunate enough to Hve, but to the reader 
with the historical instinct they are a positive offence. 
The point of criticism may be illustrated by a com- 
parison of two well-known books of Paul Leicester 
Ford's, Janice Meredith and Peter Stirling. While 
no man was more competent to write of the Revolu- 
tionary period than Mr. Ford, one feels that in 
Janice Meredith he emphasizes the curious manner- 
isms of the time at the expense of affording any 
deep insight into the principles of the great strug- 
gle. In Peter Stirling, however, he is dealing with 
a life with which he is intimately conversant, con- 
temporaneous New York politics, and in this 
sphere he exhibits an inner knowledge of affairs 
which is entirely convincing. In a sense, Peter Stir- 
ling may be said to be more truly historica^) than 
Janice Meredith. 

This is certainly a serious arraignment of the his- 
torical novel. Yet a little thought will convince us 
that this argument, if pushed to its logical extreme 
would disparage the study of history itself. The 
ideal of the historian is truth. Yet no historian 
can give us the truth, the whole truth, and nothing 
but the truth unless he can afford us some insight 
into the great currents of thought and feeling, of 
hidden desire and outward expression, which were 
part of the times he is depicting. The truth of his- 
tory dees not consist alone in dates and battles, 
Magna Chartas and Gettysburgs. So, just as sensa- 
tions of things around us at the present moment 
have an intensity not possessed by our remem- 
brance of yesterday's dinner, it is true that 
books written under the stress of circumstances, 
when history is a-making, such as Peter Stirling 
and Uncle Tom's Cabin, possess a force and a 
veracity which stories of the "long-ago" can never 
equal. But if we can never get the slightest concep- 
tion of past epochs, then let us not only banish 
Ivanhoe and Quo Vadis from our bookshelves, but 
let us confine our history henceforth to the study of 
dates and deeds and kings' names. 

The historical novel, then, is not a substitute 
for history, but the auxiliary and interpreter of his- 
tory. Its purpose, differentiated from that of all 
novels, is "to enable us rightly to appreciate our 
forefathers, to recognize that they were living men 
and to feel our close connection with them." In 
a word, it is the vivification of the past. But the 
historical novel is always fiction first and history 
secondly. Like all other fiction, it will show us that 
man is man the world over, that there are funda- 
mental desires and passions, virtues and vices, com- 
mon to all humanity of whatever creed or race or 
age. Beyond this, the historical novel has the addi- 
tional charm of a dramatic historical setting. In 
serving as a worthy means of employing the imag- 
ination and of broadening and deepening our con- 
victions and our sympathies the historical novel 
has earned a permanent place in literature. 



At the close of the exercises President 
Hyde announced the following honorary 
degrees and prizes : 



DEGREES. 

Doctor of Laws — Governor William T. Cobb, ^"jy, 
Associate Justice David S. Brewer of the United 
States Supreme Court, Evans F. Pillsbury, '63, San 
Francisco, Frederick H. Gerrish, '66, Portland, 
Edward F. Hall. 

Doctor of Divinity — Charles H. Cutler, '81 ; 
Thomas F. Jones, '80, Rockland. 

Master of Art — Marshall P. Cram, '04, Bruns- 
wick; Henry D. Evans, '01, Saco; F. H. Dole. 

PRIZES. 

Goodwin Commencement Prize — Stanley Perkins v 
Chase, '05. 

Class of '68 Prize Speaking Prize — Stanley Per- 
kins Chase. 

Piray English Prize — ■Charles Poole Cleaves. 

Brown Prizes for Extemporaneous English and 
Composition — Charles Poole Cleaves and Stanley 
Perkins Chase. 

Annual Declamation Prize — Benjamin Franklin 
Briggs, '07, James Austin Bartlett, '06. 

Sewall Latin Prize — Frank James Weed, '07. 

Sewall Greek Prize — William Alexander Robin- 
son, '07. 

Goodwin French Prize — George Palmer Hyde, 
'07. 

Noyes Political Economy Prize — John Edward 
Newton. 

Smyth Mathematical Prize — Leon Dearbon Min- 
cher, '07. 

Hawthorne Prize — Edward Augustin Duddy, '07. 

Bradbury Debating Prizes — Leonard Augustus 
Pierce, '05, Fulton Jarvis Redman, '07, and Henry 
Edward Mitchell, '08. 

Brown Memorial Scholarships — Stanley Perkins 
Chase. Philip F. Chapman, '05. Edward Duddy, Carl 
Merrill Robinson. 

Charles Carroll Everett Scholarship — Ralph 
Bushnell Stone, '02. 

Special Prize for Best Essay on Arbitration 
Given by the National Order of Colonial Dames in 
Maine — William John Norton. 

THE HONOR RANK. 

The following honorary rank is announced among 
the graduating class : 

Summa Ctiin Laude — Stanley Perkins Chase, 
James Newell Emery, John Edward Newton, Louis 
Dwight Harvell Weld. 

Magna Cum Laude — Morris O'Brien Campbell, 
Charles Poole Cleaves, Raymond Davis, George 
Adams Foster, Philip Kilborn Greene, Edwin LaFor- 
est Harvey, Herbert Staples Hill Henry Alfred Ler- 
mond, William John Norton. Ray Waldron Petten- 
gill, Leonard Augustus Pierce, Paul Gould Rob- 
bins, Ralph Sylvester Robinson. 

Cum Laude — John Hall Brett, Benjamin Simp- 
son Haggett, Everett Woodbury Hamilton, Arthur 
Lewis McCobb, Ralph Carroll Stewart, George 
Everett Tucker, William Blaine Webb, Stanley Wil- 
liams. 



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COMMENCEMENT DINNER. 
Enjoyed by Over Four Hundred. 

Every seat was filled at the banquet, which fol- 
lowed the Commencement exercises. Every one 
let loose in genuine enthusiasm and college yells. 
Songs and hurrahs rang through the Hall contin- 
ually. 

After the dinner President Hyde briefly summed 
up the year's work in the college. He spoke of the 
three Maine championships together with the vic- 
tory in debate over Amherst and the improvements 
in the courses. A course in the theory of Evolution 



Frederick H. Appleton, $i,ooo; Ernest L. Bart- 
lett, $500; Geo. W. Blanchard, $100; John M. Brig- 
ham, $15; John M. Brown, $1,000; W. W. Brown, 
$1,000; Austin Carey, $200; Hugh Chisholm. $S,ooo; 
Henry B. Cleaves, $500; Thomas W. Cole, $2,000; 
W. E. Courier, $50; Wm. J. Curtis, $S,ooo ; Fred O. 
Conant, $500; Henry JJ. Cutts, $100; Thomas B. 
Croswell, $25 ; Frank Dane, $25 ; Nathaniel W. 
Emerson. $50; Frederick A. Fisher, $200; Francis 
Fessenden, $1,000; Fred H. Gerrish, $1,000; Mrs. 
Geo. F. Godfrey, $5; John J. Herrick. $1,000; Joseph 
W. Hewitt, $25; Edwin D. Holden, $50; Melville E. 
Higgins, $1,000; Fred A. Kendall, $100; Seth M. 




GOVERNOR WILLIAM T. COBB, '77. 



offered by the department of Biology, the teaching 
of Psychology by the laboratory method, the intro- 
duction of courses in the history and theory of 
Education and the establishment of courses in 
debating and the forms of public address are all new 
features in the curriculum. 

The medical school has raised its requirements 
for admission to the level of those of the college and 
has provided a Physiological laboratory and 12 new 
instructors. 

All th-s has taken money and the college is seek- 
ing to increase its endowment. A good beginning 
has already been made and the following subscrip- 
tions are announced part of which are conditional : 



Miliikin. $5,000; Edward B. Nealy, $1,000; E. M. 
Nelson, $15; Thomas K. Noble, $100; George Pay- 
son, $500; E. L. Pickard, $500; William C. Pond, 
$10; George C. Purington, Jr., $25; Fred E. Rich- 
ards, $500; Kenneth C. M. Sills, $25; Edward 
Stanwood, $500; Franklin W. Witson, $2,500; 
Albion S. Whitmore. $250; George M. Whittaker, 
$50; and the Class of 1889, $100. In addition the 
college will receive from the will of Robert C. Win- 
throp, Jr., $5,000, and from the will of John C. 
Coombs, at the lowest estimate, $150,000. 

Around President Hyde on the platform sat 
ex-Governor Garcelon, '46, Governor Cobb, 'TJ, Gen. 
O. O. Howard, '50, Gen. T. H. Hubbard, 'S7, G. C. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



95 



Purington, '78, and others. Governor Cobb, the 
first speaker, was introduced by President Hyde 
amid thunderous applause. He thanked, grace- 
fully, the college for the degree conferred upon him 
and paid high tribute to the college for the men she 
is constantly sending into the ranks of the world's 
workers. He said : 

"Maine is justly proud of all her colleges, but it is 
only when speaking of Bowdoin that we brush back 
its hundred years of development and look admir- 
ingly at its history. It is a small college but always 
gaining and graduating men ever able to maintain 
the trend of education. To our instructors we often 
forget the loyalty to which they are due. "Progres- 
sive Conservatism" best characterizes their wise 
policy. The governing board have ever held to wise 
ideals. May she prosper now as never before and 
grow in vigor and usefulness." 

Gen. O. O. Howard occupied the floor next and 
spoke pleasantly of Outside Helps to the College 
Man. He dealt particularly with the mother and 
the old fashioned academy wherein to gain the firm 
foundations. 

General Hubbard was introduced as one "of the 
necessary features of a commencement" and certainly 
no commencement would be complete without sotne 
word from him. His remarks were directed to 
President Hyde who has been at the head of the 
college for the past twenty years. In glowing praise 
General Hubbard spoke of his many deeds of cour- 
tesy, courage, and sound judgment. In closing he 
said: "I wish to ask one question — 'What is the mat- 
ter with President Hyde?'" Spontaneously every 
voice in the hall joined in the "He's all right!" 

Principal George C. Purington of the Farming- 
ton Normal School representing the President of 
the Board of Overseers, was the next speaker. He 
dwelt on the sentiment of the occasion." This is a 
day of sentiment. It is sentiment that rules the 
world. It is sentiment that leads a disinguished 
alumnus to seek the North Pole, depriving himself 
of everything pleasant in this life and not a dollar 
in it. It is sentiment which makes lovings parent 
make every sacrifice to send their sons here." 

D. S. Alexander, '70, delivered a very eloquent 
speech complimenting the president's administration 
of twenty successful years. "Bowdoin." he said, 
"stands as distinctively for trained men as West 
Point for trained soldiers." The remaining speeches 
were shorter but full of wit and interesting facts. 
The speakers were : Dr. Edwin H. Hall from the 
Class of 1875. William P. Ferguson from the Oass 
of 18S0, Dr. F. N. Whittier from the Class of 1885. 
George B. Chandler from the Class of 1890, and 
George C. Webber from the Class of 1895. 



NEW TRUSTEES. 
At the rn^eting of the Board of Overseers the 
new men chosen to fill vacancies on the board were : 
Prof. .Mfred E. Burton, '78, dean of the Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology, Judge Clarence Hale, 
'69, of Portland, and Congressman DeAlva S. Alex- 
ander, '70. of Buffalo, N. Y. 



first year at Bowdoin. It is needless to say that they 
had a very enjoyable occasion. Roscoe H. Hupper 
conducted the post prandial exercises in a very 
enjoyable manner. The responses were as follows: 

Class of 1908 — George P. Hyde. 

Old Bowdoin — John F. Morrison. 

The Fair Sex — Shipley F. Ricker. 

Athletics — Sturgis E. Leavitt. 

Faculty Regulations — Arthur H. Ham. 

We Sports — Ole Hanson. 

The Brainpounders — Charles N. Abbott. 

Our Great Alumni — Lorenzo W. Baldwin. 

Our Sophomore Policy — Jay L. Gray. 

Closing Address — Arthur Linden Robinson. 

After the rendition of Phi Chi, the class history 
was read by Richard Almy Lee, after which Bow- 
doin Beata and the ode were sung. 



NEW HISTORY PROFESSOR. 

The Orient takes pleasure in welcoming to the 
college a new faculty member, Professor Allen John- 
son, to the Department of History. Professor John- 
son takes the position made vacant by the resignation 
of Dr. Roberts. Professor Johnson graduated from 
Amherst, received the degree of Ph.D. from Colum- 
bia and up to the present time has been teaching 
at Iowa College, Grinnell, lo. 



FRESHMAN BANQUET, 
At the Lafayette. Portland, on June 16, the Fresh- 
men met for the banquet marking the close of their 



CLASS REUNIONS. 

The Class of 1875 observed the 30th anniversary 
of graduation, Wednesday, by a reunion and class 
breakfast at the banquet room in Masonic Hall on 
Maine Street. Those present were Hon. W. J. Cur- 
tis. New York City; Dr. Myles Standish, Boston; 
Judge Frederick A. Powers, Houlton ; Dr. Robert 
G. Stanwood. Newark, N. J. ; Hon. Ernest H. 
Noyes, Newburyport, Mass. ; Horace R. True, Ban- 
gor : Col. George F. McQuillan, Portland; Stephen 
C. Whitmore, Brunswick ; Dr. Dudley A. Sargent, 
Cambridge, Mass. ; Charles L. Clark, New York 
City ; Francis R. Upton, Orange, N. J. ; Parker P. 
Simmons, Brooklyn. N. Y. ; Dr. W. S. Thompson, 
Augusta ; Professor Edwin H. Hall, Cambridge, 
Mass. ; Dr. Albion S. Whitmore, Boston ; D. 
M. McPherson, Portland ; Woodbury Pulsifer, 
Washington, D. C. ; A. G. Bowie, Lewiston ; E. S. 
Osgood, Portland. 

Hon. W. J. Curtis introduced Judge Powers to 
act as toast-master. Then followed a season of 
brief speeches. The following officers were elected 
for the com'ng five years: President, W. J. Curtis; 
Vice-President. Frederick A. Powers; Secretary, Dr. 
Myles Standish ; Executive Committee, Dr. Albion 
S. Whitmore, Stephen C. Whitmore, Parker P. Sim- 
mons. 

The Class of 1905 held its loth annual reunion at 
the Gurnet House, Wednesday afternoon ; the Class 
of 1890 held its 15th annual reunion at Casco Cas- 
tle, South Freeport Wednesday evening; the Class 
of 1900 held its fifth annual reunion Wednesday 
afternoon, and the Class of 1885 was entertained at 
the home of Dr. Frank F. Whittier in Brunswick. 



9(> 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



FRATERNITY REUNIONS. 

Following the president's reception the Alpha 
Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta 
Upsilon and Beta Theta Pi fraternities held their 
annual reunions at their chapter houses, while the 
Kappa Sigma fraternity held its reunion at its chap- 
ter hall on Maine Street. All the reunions were very 
largely attended and after the annual meeting ban- 
quets were served, followed by after-dinner speeches. 
At the Alpha Delta Phi reunion, James McKeen, '64, 
of New York, was initiated into the fraternity. 

At the Theta Delta Chi, reunion exercises were 
held to commemorate the soth anniversary of the 
founding of the chapter and also to dedicate the new 
chapter house. 

After the annual meeting and banquet. George 
B. Chandler, '90, of New Pork, presided as toast- 
master. The history of the fraternity was read by 
Merton L. Kimball, '87, of Norway. Among the 
after-dinner speakers were A. M. Edwards. '80, of 
Syracuse, N. Y., Levi Turner, '86, of Portland, 
Llewellyn Barton, '84, of Portland, and others. 



THE NEW CAPTAINS. 

The base-ball team has chosen for next year's 
captain, Robert J. Hodgson, Jr., and the track team 
will be captained by Harold Grant Tobey. Both of 
these men are stars in their line and Bowdoin stu- 
dents feel confident tliat success awaits these new 
leaders in the coming year. 



Cr. 

By paid on account of base-ball season of 1904, $55 72 

Paid on account of tennis season of 1904, 24 90 

Paid for printing, 2 75 

Delegates' expenses, 27 00 
On account of Whittier Field and charged 
to ten per cent, fund : 

Work on field, 164 97 

Maine Water Co., 15 00 

Advance to Track Manager Andrews, 50 00 

Advance to Foot-ball Manager Sewall, 35 21 

Coach Lathrop for foot-ball season of 1904, 176 52 

Balance on hand June 19, 1905, 447 86 



$999 93 
The funds of the Council are placed as follows : 
Union National Bank account, $124 08 

Deposit and Int., Brunswick Sav. Inst., 323 78 

Cash in hands of Treasurer, 



General Treasury balance. 
Ten per cent, fund balance. 



$447 86 
Examined and found correct and properly 
vouched. 

Barrett Potter^ 

For the Auditors. 

June 28, 1905. 



$447 86 


$215 


10 


215 


ID 



THE IBIS. 

The Ibis at its last meeting admitted three mem- 
bers from the Class of 1906. They were Charles 
Wesley Hawkesworth, Cyrus Clyde Shaw and Ralph 
Grant Webber. 

A discussion of plans for the coming year fol- 
lowed the election of officers. 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF THE 
COUNCIL. 

Wm. a. Moody, Treasurer, in account with Bowdoin 
Athletic Council. 

Dr. 
To balance on hand June 25, 1904, $724 15 

Interest on deposits and sundry items, 14 16 

Ten per cent, foot-ball gate receipts, 104 14 

Receipts on account of foot-ball season of 
1904: 

Subscription from Edward Stan- 
wood, LL.D., 20 00 
Special subscription from Manager 

Sewall, 49 50 

Advance to Manager White, returned, 25 00 
Ten per cent, base-ball gate receipts, 63 98 

Balance from base-ball manager. 
Balance from tennis manager. 
Balance from track manager. 



FINAL REPORT OF FOOT-BALL MANAGER. 

Brunswick, Me., June 14, 1905. 

Receipts. 

Miscellaneous, $107 18 

Games, 2,600 23 

Student subscriptions, 983 35 

Alumni subscriptions, 195 00 

Training Table, 320 64 



Total, 

Miscellaneous, 
McClave, 
Games, 
Training table,- 


Expenditures. 

Unpaid Bills. 
; Lathrop, 

se of season, 
above, 

hand, 


$4,206 40 

$875 80 
700 00 

1,885 19 
718 40 


Total, 
Council for paying 


$4^179 39 
127 02 


Total expen; 
Receipts as 


$4,306 41 
4,206 40 


Cash on 


27 01 


Deficit 


$100 01 
%7Z 00 



$999 93 



Respectfully submitted, 

Donald C White, 

Manager, 1^0$. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



97 



Examined and found correct and properly 
vouched. 

Barrett Potter^ 

For the Auditors. 
June 28, 1905. 



REPORT OF BASE-BALL MANAGER ARTHUR 
O. PUTNAM. 



Receipts. 




Gate (including grand stand), 


$820 40 


Guarantees, 


763 50 


Subscriptions, 


673 50 


Opera, 


161 6s 


Goods sold students. 


50 10 


Rebates, 


22 56 


Miscellaneous, 


18 50 



$2,510 21 



Expenditures. 

Guarantees. 

Travelling expense (including hotel, mile- 
age, etc.). 

Supplies (including goods sold to students), 

Umpires, 

Coaches, 

Printing, 

Labor, including police and field labor. 

Telegrams and telephones, 

Simday items, 

10 per cent, gate receipts to Athletic Council, 

Receipts Grandstand Commencement Game, 
paid to Dr. Whittier for the college. 



$370 79 



867 82 


440 


75 


3.S 


.50 


468 


o.S 


46 


75 


3S 


7.S 


8 


08 


4 


IS 


67 


59 



Cash on hand to balance. 



$2,372 23 
137 98 



$2,500 21 
There remain unpaid bills for sweaters and 

banner which will not exceed $50.00, 
Leaving a balance of $87 98 

Uncollected subscription, 237 00 

The account of A. O. Putnam, Manager, has 
been examined, and found perfectly kept and cor- 
rectly vouched, up to May 25, 1905. 

Barrett Potter, 

For the Auditors. 
June 28, 1905. 



TRACK ATHLETICS, D. B 


. ANDREWS, 


MANAGER. 




Receipts. 




Student subscription. 


$487 00 


Special Worcester subscription. 


27 so 


Loan from Council, 


50 00 


Back subscriptions, 


7 SO 


Fall Meet, 


6 25 


Special subscription. 


131 GO 


Athletic goods. 


19 75 


B. A. A. subscription, 


69 75 


Guarantee from B. A. A., 


50 00 


Division of N, E. L A. A., 


44 07 


Division of M, I. A. A., 


38 25 



Received from Mr. Lathrop, 
Indoor Meet, 
Invitation Meet, 
Return of key. 



Expenditures. 
Coach Lathrop, 
Printing, 

Wm. Innis, for work. 
Expenses of B. A. A., 
L. R. Melcher for clearing track, 
Wright & Ditson, 
Indoor Meet, 
Expense to M. I. A. A., 
Dues to M. I. A. A., 
Dues to N. E. I. A. A., 
Rubbers for team, 
Liniment, 

Maine Intercollegiate Meet, 
Worcester Meet, 
Coach Hobbs, 
Interscholastic, 
Miscellaneous, 
Record Medals, 
Cash on hand to balance. 



$1,342 92 
Unpaid subscriptions, $93 50 

Due Council, 50 00 

Due Wm. Moody for gate receipts, 14 46 

The foregoing account of D. B. Andrews, Man- 
ager, has been examined and found correct and prop- 
erly vouched. 

Barrett Potter, 

For the Auditors. 
June 28, 1905. 



75 


00 


191 


25 


144 


60 


I 


00 


$1,342 92 


$175 


00 


44 25 


93 


81 


80 


95 


II 


10 


40 42 


65 46 


I 


GO 


IS 


00 


15 


00 


51 


00 


20 


OS 


2og 


80 


134 


85 


246 


90 


92 


8q 


28 


42 


II 


2S 


4 


87 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE TENNIS ASSOCIATION. 

Receipts. 
Student subscriptions, $346 50 

Received for purchase new rackets and for 

restringing old rackets, 29 00 

Miscellaneous, 21 25 



$396 75 



Expenditures. 
Fall Tournament, $22 62 
Maine Intercollegiate Tournament, II 60 
New England Intercollegiate Tournament, 49 07 
Bowdoin Interscholastic Tournament, 16 67 
Dual Tournament with University of Vermont, 8 80 
Loring, Short & Harmon bill (balls, sup- 
plies, etc., for the college, the interschol- 
astic and the Vermont tournament), 107 10 
Miscellaneous, 23 30 



Balance on hand. 

Cash balance. 
Unpaid subscriptions. 



Assets. 



$239 16 
157 59 

$157 59 
47 SO 

$205 09 



98 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Liabilities. 
Bill to Loring, Short, Harmon Co., for 

sweaters, etc. (approximately), $40 00 

Balance, $165 09 

Examined and found correct and properly 
vouched. 

Barrett Potter, 

For the Auditors. 
June 28, 1905. 



ALUMNI LLST. 

About 400 graduates and guests of the College 
marched in the procession on Commencement Day. 
The following is the list of the alumni, who regis- 
tered for the dinner, although there were a number 
of others present at the exercises who were unable 
to attend this function : 

Class of 1836. — A. Garcelon of Lewiston. 

Class of 1844. — George M. Adams of Auburndale, 
Mass. 

Class of 1848.— J. B. Sewall of Brookline, Mass. 

Class of 1850. — H. F. Harding, South Union; 
Oliver Otis Howard, Burlington, Vt. ; John S. Sew- 
all, Bangor. 

Class of 1853. — John L. Crosby. Bangor. 

Class of 1854. — D, C. Linscott, Boston ; Henry 
Hyde Smith, Boston, Mass. ; Franklin A. Wilson, 
Bangor, Me. 

Class of 1855. — Ezekiel Ross, Newcastle, Me. ; 
Flavius Norcross, Newcastle, Me. 

Class of 1856. — Galen C. Moses, Bath; George 
A. Wheeler, Castine. . 

Class of 1857. — Charles W. Packard, Portland ; S. 
Clifford Belcher, Farmington ; Charles Hamlin, 
Bangor ; Thos, H. Hubbard New York City. 

Class of 185S.— F. M. Drew, Lewiston. 

Class of 1859.— Alfred Mitchell, Brunswick. 

Class of i860.— N. E. Boyd, Berkeley, Cal. ; John 
Marshall Brown, Falmouth ; Augustine Jones, New- 
ton Highlands, Mass. ; W. G. Frost. Danvers. Mass. 

Class of 1861. — Charles O. Hunt, Portland; 
Edward Stanwood Brookline, Mass. ; Loring Farr, 
Manchester, Me. ; S. H. Manning, Lewiston. 

Class of 1862. — S. W. Pearson, Brunswick. 

Class of 186,'. — Thomas M. Giveen, Brunswick; 
Cyrus B. Varney, Portland; George A. Emery, 
Saco. 

Class of 1864. — James McKeen, New York City; 
F. H. Appleton. Bangor; Gearge Lewis. South Ber- 
wick ; Enoch Foster, Portland ; Charles F. Libby. 
Portland; M. M. Hovey, Nashua, N. H. 

Class of 1865. — Joseph E. Moore, Thomaston ; 
Henry W. Swasey, Portland ; Charles Fish, Bruns- 
wick. 

Class of 1866. — Frederic H. Gerrish, Portland; 
Henrv L. , Chapman, Brunswick; Charles K. Hink- 
ley, Gorham. 

Class of 1867. — J. W. MacDonald, Stoneham, 
Mass. : George P. Davenport, Bath ; Winfield S. 
Hutchinson, Boston; L S. Curtis, Brunswick; Stan- 
ley Plummer, Dexter. 

Class of 1868.— L. W. Rundlett, St. Paul, Minn. ; 
John A. Hinkley, Gorham. 



Class of 1869. — H. S. Whitman, Brunswick; W. 
H. Woodwell, Lakevale, N. H. ; Edward P. Payson, 
Boston; Clarence Hale, Portland ; Henry B. Quimby, 
Lakeport, N. H. 

Class of 1870. — John B. Redman, Ellsworth; D. 
S. Alexander, Buffalo, N. Y. ; A. J. Curtis, Bruns- 
wick. 

Class of 1871. — A. Simmons, North Anson; J. F. 
Chaney, Topsharh. 

Class of 1872. — Weston Lewis, Gardiner; George 
M. Whitaker, Boston; George M. Selders, Portland; 
J. S. Richards. North Yarmouth. 

Class of 1873. — A. E. Herrick, Bethel. 

Class of 1874. — Samuel V. Cole, Norton, Mass. ; 
Henry Johnson, Brunswick. 

Class of 1875. — W. S. Thompson, Augusta; 
George F. McQuillan, Portland; D. A. Sargent, 
Cambridge; Charles L. Clarke, New York; William 
E. Rice, Bath ; Horace R. True, Caribou ; Ernest H. 
Noyes, Newburyport, Mass. ; D. M. McPherson, 
Portland ; Stephen C. Whitmore, Brunswick ; Parker 
Simmons, New York City; F. R. Upton, Orange, 
N. J. ; Edwin H. Hall, Cambridge, Mass. ; William 
J. Curtis, New York City ; Myles Standish, Boston. 

Class of 1876. — Oliver C. Stevens, Boston; 
Franklin C. Payson, Portland; John A. Morrill, 
Auburn ; Arthur T. Parker, Bath ; Alexander San- 
ford, Boston; Charles T. Hawes, Bangor; Tascus 
Atwood, Auburn. 

Class of 1877. — George L. Thompson, Brunswick; 
William T. Cobb, Rockland ; George T. Little, 
Brunswick ; Charles W. E. Cobb, Boston ; A. A. 
Plummer, Topsham ; D. D. Oilman, Brunswick. 

Class of 1878. — George C. Purington, Farming- 
ton ; H. C. Baxter, Brunswick ; Barrett Potter, 
Brunswick ; Samuel B. Smith, Thomaston. 

Class of 1879. — George W. Bourne, Kennebunk. 

Class of 1880. — W. S. Whitmore, Gardiner; 
Thomas H. Riley, Brunswick; Walter P. Perkins, 
Cornish : Edwin C. Burbank, Maiden, Mass. ; 
Emery W. Bartlett, East Liverpool, Ohio ; Walter 
L. Dane, Kennebunk ; Albra H. Harding, Bangor ; 
Fred O. Conant, Portland ; W. F. Ferguson, 
Shapleigh ; W. H. Chapman, Harrison ; A. M. 
Edwards, Syracuse, N. Y. ; A.^ D. Holmes, Hyde 
Park, Mass. ; A. H. Holmes, Brunswick ; Henry A. 
Wing, Lewiston ; G. S. Payson, Portland ; W. T. 
Call, New York ; F. O. Purington, Mechanic Falls ; 
W. P. Martin. Lexington, Mass. 

Class of i88i. — Charles- H. Cutler, Bangor; H. 
W. Chamberlain, Brunswick ; Edgar O. Achorn, 
Boston. 

Class of 1882. — Charles H. Oilman, Portland. 

Class of 1883. — C. C. Hutchins, Brunswick; A. 
E. Austin, Boston ; H. E. Cole, Bath. 

Class of 1884. — Charles C. Torrey, New Haven, 
Conn. ; Llewellyn Barton, Portland ; John A. Water- 
man, Gorham ; F. P. Knight, Portland. 

Class of 1885. — Eugene Thomas, Topsham ; John 
A. Peters, Ellsworth ; Eben W. Freeman, Portland ; 
John F. Libby, Boston ; Frank W. Alexander, 
Georgetown, Mass. ; W. C. Kendall, Washington, 
D. C. : A. S. Norton, Melrose, Mass.; F. N. Whit- 
tier. Brunswick. 

Class of 1886.— A. S. Thayer, Portland; Walter 
V. Wentworth, Great Works; Levi Turner, Port- 
land. 



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Class of 1887.— Merton L. Kimball, Norway; 
John V. Lane, Augusta; William Lewis Gahan, 
Brunswick ; Arthur W. Merrill, Portland. 

Class of 1888.— William T. Hall, Jr., Bath; 
George F. Gary, East Machias ; A. W. Meserve, 
Kennebunk; Frank L. Linscott, Boston; Horatio S. 
Card, Boston; William L. Black, Hammonton, N. 
J. ; G. H. Larrabee, Newcastle. 

Class of 1889. — George T. Files, Brunswick; 
Emerson L. Adams, Fryeburg; F. J. C. Little, 
Augusta ; Sanford L. Fogg, Bath ; Frederick W. 
Freeman, Bath ; F. L. Staples, Bath. 

Class of 1890. — George S. Sears, Danvers, Mass. ; 
A. E. Stearns, Rumford Falls ; C. L. Hutchinson, 
Portland; Oliver W. Turner, Augusta; Henry H. 
Hastings, Bethel; Wilmot B. Mitchell, Brunswick; 
E. P. Spinney, North Berwick. 

Class of 1891. — Edward H. Newbegin, Bangor; 
Dennis M. Bangs, Waterville; Charles V. Minot, Jr., 
Phippsburg; F. J. Simonton, Jr., Rockland. 

Class of 1892. — F. G. Swett, Bangor ; Charles M. 
Pennell, Brunswick; Leon M. Fobes, Portland. 

Class of 1893. — Albert M. Jones, Boston. 

Class of 1894. — R. H. Baxter, Bath; George C. 
Demont, Bath; C. E. Merrill, Auburn; H. L. 
Horseman, Augusta ; E. M. Simpson, Bangor ; F. G. 
Farington, Augusta. 

Class of 1895. — W. S. A. Kimball, Togus ; Harlan 
P. Small, Springfield, Mass. ; Louis C. Hatch, Ban- 
gor ; Charles C. Christie, River Point, R. L ; Elmer 
T. Boyd, Bangor ; Hiland L. Fairbanks, Bangor ; L. 
S. Dewey, Claremont, N. H. ; W. E. Leighton, St. 
Louis, Mo.; George C. Webber, Auburn; A. L. Den- 
nison, Exeter. N. H. ; R. T. Parker, Rumford Falls ; 
W. F. Haskell, Westbrook; Harry W. Thayer, New 
York; Philip D. Stubbs, Strong; William W. Ingra- 
ham, Portland; A. H. Stetson, Bath; Edward S. 
Lovejoy, Pittsburg, Penn. 

Class of 1896. — John Claire Minott, Augusta; 
Clarence E. Baker, Manila, P. L ; Henry Hill Pierce, 
N. Y. ; Francis C. Peaks, Dover ; Charles A. Knight, 
Gardiner ; Earle H. Lyford. Berlin, N. H. 

Class of 1897. — Joseph S. Stetson, Brunswick; 
Thomas C. Keehan, Portland ; James E. Rhodes, 2n., 
Rockland ; Ruel W. Smith, Auburn ; Eugene C. Vin- 
ing, Billerica, Mass. ; Frederick H. Dole, Yarmouth ; 
Frank J. Small, Waterville; John H. Morse, Bath; 
Charles S. Sewall, Wiscasset; Henry Gilman, Port- 
land. 

Class of 1898.— W. E. Preble. Boston ; E. L. Hall, 
Augusta ; W. W. Lawrence, Portland ; Charles C. 
Smith, Kittery; T. L. Pierce, Boston; Charles S. 
Pettengill, Augusta ; Percival P. Baxter, Portland. 

Class of 1899.— Philip C. Haskell, Westbrook; 
Frank L. Dutton, Augusta ; Edgar A. Kaharl, Port- 
land; Willis B. Moulton. Portland; Walter B. 
Clarke, Portland ; W. B. Adams, Limerick. 

Class of igoo.^William B. Phillips, South 
Brewer; George K. Blair, Salem; Islay F. McCor- 
mick. North Bridgton; Harold P. West, Auburn; 
Joseph C. Pearson, Brunswick ; John R. Bass, Wil- 
ton ; F. B, Merrill, Bethel ; H. W. Cobb, Bath ; E. B. 
Stackpole, Bradford ; C. E. H. Beane, Hallowell ; 
E. B. Holmes, Portland; E. P. Wdliams, Topsham; 
S. B. Harris, Portland; James R. Parsons, Yar- 
mouth. 

Class of 1901. — George L. Lewis, Brunswick; 
Roland E. Bragg, Bangor; Harry E. Walker, Ells- 



worth ; Hugh F. Quinn, Bangor ; Fred H. Cowan, 
Bar Harbor ; Edward F. Fenley, Portland ; Alfred 
L. Laferriere, Norway ; Ripley L. Dana, Boston ; H. 
L. Swett, Skowhegan; R. H. Bodwell, Augusta; 
George P. Wheeler, Farmington ; George L. Pratt, 
Strong ; H. D. Evans, Augusta ; E. K. Leighton, 
Rockland ; Robert C. Foster. Portland ; Thomas C. 
Randall, Freeport ; H. D. Stewart, Richmond. 

Class of 1902. — B. E. Kellev, Boothbay; J. O. 
Hamilton, Philadelphia; E. G. Giles, Brownfield; 
Harold R. Webb, Brunswick ; Ernest B. Folsom, 
Stroudwater ; Nat. B. T. Barker, Cedar Grove ; P. 
H. Cobb, Portland ; E. W. Files, Gorham ; Lyman 
A. Cousens, Portland; R. P. Bodwell, Brunswick; 
Charles H. Hunt, Portland; B. F. Hayden, Port- 
land ; George E. Fogg, Portland ; Harry G. Swett, 
Bath ; Ben. Barker, Portland ; Sidney W. Noyes, 
Portland ; George R. Walker, Portland. 

Class of 1903. — ^James B. Perkins, Boothbay Har- 
bor ; H. E. Thompson, Sebago Lake ; S. O. Martin, 
Cambridge, Mass. ; Thomas H. Riley, Jr., Bruns- 
wick; Farnsworth G. Marshall, Oldtown; John A. 
Harlow, Oldtown ; J. Merrill Blanchard, Williams- 
burg, Va. ; Thomas C. White, Lewiston; Charles P. 
Conners, Bangor ; Luther Dana, Westbrook ; E. F. 
Abbott, Auburn; A. P. Havey. West Sullivan; 
Charles C. Shaw, Gorham ; F. W. Spollett, Hyde 
Park, Mass. ; Harrie L. Webber, Auburn ; Carl S. 
Fuller, Lewiston; Paul Preble, Lewiston; L. Cecil 
Whitmore, Brunswick; Samuel B. Gray, Oldtown; 
Jesse D. Wilson, Brunswick ; H. B. Pratt, Brook- 
line, N. Y. ; Philip C. Clifford, Portland; Grant 
Pierce, Westbrook; Philip O. Coffin, Baltimore; 
Ralph W. Hellenbrand, Oldtown. 

Class of 1904. — Thomas E. Chase, Geneva, N. Y. ; 
Harry C. Saunders, Brunswick ; Gilman H. Camp- 
bell, South Portland ; Myrton A. Bryant, Gorham, 
N. H, ; William E. Lunt, Cambridge, Mass. ; A. C. 
Shorey, Charleston; S. T. Dana, Portland; Wallace 
M. Powers, Portland ; Gerald G. Wilder, Bruns- 
wick ; Fred L. Putnam. Houlton ; George C. Puring- 
ton, jr., Houlton ; Wilbur G. Roberts, Alfred ; John 
W. Frost, Topsham; R. S. Smith, Fryeburg; Harold 
J. Everett, Brunswick ; Clifford E. Lowell, West- 
brook ; Harold C. Trott, Portland ; Emery O. Beane, 
Hallowell; Edward D. Small, Westbrook; Philip M. 
Clarke, Cambridge ; Emil Herms, Turner Center ; 
W. K. Wildes, Skowhegan ; Bernard Archibald, 
Houlton; Harold W. Robinson. Auburn; James F. 
Cox, Houlton. 



College IFlotes. 



Bon voyage to you. Class of 1905 ! 

Rain ! Rain ! Rain ! for every number on the 
program. 

Bowdoin's looth Commencement is a thing of 
the past. 

Professor Mitchell, in honor of Mrs. George C. 
Riggs, gave a pleasant tea at his home on College 
Street on Wednesday afternoon. 

The Dutscher Verein held a meeting at the Inn 
during Commencement week. Many alumni joined 
the undergraduates in this final meeting of the year. 



too 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



The Theta Delta Chi fraternity celebrated its 
fiftieth anniversany at the new fraternity house 
Wednesday evening. The house was formerly dedi- 
cated at a banquet held in the evening. 

The Boards granted to Prof. C. C. Hutchins. of 
the Department of Physics, leave of absence for a 
year. During this time. Prof. Hutchins will travel 
in Europe, and his courses for the ensuing year 
will be conducted by Mr. Pearson. 

The Massachusetts Club held a final meeting of 
the year at the Theta Delta Chi house after exams. 
Morton served up a delicious feed. Officers were 
elected for the year as follows : President, Rom- 
elly Johnson ; vice-president, Charles F. Jenks ; 
secretary and treasurer, J. M. Chandler. 



constituted the sincerest tribute.A man of great abil- 
ity, not only in his chosen profession as a civil engi- 
neer, but in the general affairs of business life, he 
was absolutely without pretence or any slightest 
trace of self-seeking. He had a quiet, kindly, perva- 
sive humor that gave charm and buoyancy to his con- 
versation and bound his friends to him in an affec- 
tionate admiration. Without (perhaps unfortu- 
nately without) the incentive to effort that springs 
from personal ambition he was faithful to every obli- 
gation, helpful in every good cause, steadfast in 
every public and private relation of life. The men 
of '"jj will hold him in loving and grateful remem- 
brance. 



©bituar^. 



Dr. James W. North. 

Dr. James W. North, '60, of Augusta, died sud- 
denly on Sunday, June 25, at his home. 

Dr. North was a member of one of the oldest 
and best known families of Augusta. He was born 
in Clinton. March 24, 1838, and was one of four 
childhen of James W. and Phebe (Upton) North. 
He was graduated at Bowdoin College in i860. He 
then studied medicine at the Portland Medical 
School, and was graduated at the Maine Medical 
School in 1863, commencing practice in Gardiner in 
January of the following year. He was soon after 
mustered into the United States service, as assistant 
surgeon of the 107th Regiment of Colored Infantry, 
where he served until mustered out under general 
orders at the close of the war. 

In 1866 he commenced the practice of medicine 
in Augusta and in 1867 served as city physician. Dr. 
North removed to Jefferson during the following 
year, where he remained until 1875, when he returned 
to Augusta, and bought a farm on the east side of the 
river, about three miles above the city, where he lived 
until the death of his father, in 1882, when he moved 
into the city proper, where he has since made his 
home. 



fln /FDemorfam. 



Bowdoin, 'tj. 

For the fourth time since the reunion of 1902 the 
members of the Class of '77 are called to mourn the 
loss of one of their number. 

James Wingate Sewall-died at his home on Still- 
water Avenue, Oldtown, Maine, on Thursday, May 

25, 1905- 

He had been far from well for several months, 
and the end was not wholly unexpected. But so 
modest and gentle a personality cannot be allowed 
to pass without a word of affectionate appreciation 
and sorrowful recognition from the classmates who 
knew him so well. 

He was a man whom every one trusted. Oldtown 
was his native place and his home, with only one 
short break, his whole life long, and the community 
turned to him with a confidence and respect that 



CLASS OF 1894 DIRECTORY. 

W. F. Allen — Principal Austin Academy, Center 
Stafford, N. H. (Sept. '04) 

J. W. Ander.son — Law student, Portland (Aug. 
'01). Supt. of schools. Gray, Me. (Mar.'o 3). Res. 
Gray. 

H. E. Andrews — With Leatheroid Mfg. Co., Ken- 
nebunk, Me. (June, '01) 

H. L. Bagley — No report. 

R. H Baxter— Member of firm of H. C. Baxter 
& Bros., packers of canned goods, Brunswick (Jan. 
'95). Res. 128 North Street, Bath. Me. 

A. V. BHss — Pastor Plymouth Congregational 
Church, Utica, N. Y. (Oct. '03). Res. The Kanate- 
nap. Utica. 

F. E. Briggs — Principal High School, Nantucket, 
Mass. (Sept. '03). 

H. E. Brvant — No report. 

S. P. Buck, Jr.— No report. 

A. Chapman — Attorney-at-law, Portland (Oct. 
'01). Office 191 Middle St. Member Board of 
Aldermen ('03). Res. 226 Capisic St. 

T. C. Chapman, Jr. — Pastor Methodist Epsicopal 
Church, South Berwick, Me. (Apr. '04). 

W. E. Currier, M.D. — (.June, '98) Physician, 
Leominster. Mass. (Aug. '02). Office, 15 Union St. 

F. W. Dana — With Harvey Fisk & Sons, Bonds, 
10 Post Office Square. Boston (Feb. '00). Res. ig 
Church St., Newton, Mass. 

G. C. DeMott — Pastor Central Congregational 
Church, Bath, Me. (Sept. '03) 

F. G. Farrington — Attorney-at-law (Oct. '02). 
Office, 191 Water St., Augusta, Me. Res. z^ Ban- 
gor St. 

C. A. Flagg — Catalogue division. Library of Con- 
gress, Washington, D. C. (May, '00) Res. 123 
Eleventh St.. N. E. 

F. W. Flood — Died in East Dennis. Mass., 13 
August, 1900. 

F. A. Frost — Newspaper man. With Evetiing 
Telegram, New York. ('02) 

F. W. Glover— With Textile Mill Supply Co., 
Charlotte, N. C. (May, '00) Secretary of the com- 
pany. (Jan. '01) 

R. H. Hinkley— Pres. and Treas. of the R. H. 
Hinkley Co., Publishers, 200 Summer St., Boston. 
(Feb. '02) Res. Trinity Court, Boston. 

H. L. Horsman, M. D. — (June, '99 Physician, 
Maine Insane Hospital, Augusta. (June, '99) Sec- 
ond assistant. (Jan. '01) 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



F. H. Knight. Ph.G.— (Nov. '98) With H. I. 
Johnson. Apothecary, 617 Main St., Waltham, Mass. 
(Feb. '02) Res. 24 Harris St. 

C. M. Leighton, M.D. — (June, '97) Physician, 
36s Congress St., Portland, Me. Chairman City 
Board of Health. (Apr. '04) Adjunct surgeon 
Maine General Hospital. (Dec. '02) 

J. A. Levensaler — No report. 

F. J. Libby — Returned in June from two years' 
study of Theology at European universities, on the 
Winkley fellowship awarded by Andover Theologi- 
cal Seminary. Present address, Richmond, Me. 

G. C. Littlefield, M.D.— (June, '97) Physician, 
23 East Main St.. Webster Mass. (June, '02) 

A. J. Lord — Pastor. First Cong. Church, Meri- 
den. Conn. (Dec. '02) Res. 204 Colony St. 

N. McKinnon — Pastor, South Cong. Church, 
Augusta, Me. June, '00) Res. 49 Oak St. 

G. A. Merrill — Pastor Cong, churches. New 
Sharon and Farmington Falls, Me. (July, '97). Res. 
New Sharon and Farmington Falls, Me. (July, '97) 
Res. New Sharon. 

C. E. Merritt— No report. 

C. E. Michels — Principal High School, Cape 
Elizabeth, Me. (Sept, '04) 

P. H. Moore, M.D.— (May, '02) Physician and sur- 
geon on Medical and eye staff, Jefferson Medical 
College Hospital. (Aug. '03) Office, 1205 Spruce 
St., Philadelphia. Pa. 

A. U, Ogilvie — No report. 

F. W. Pickard — Secretary King Mercantile Co., 
1 1 12 Union Trust Building, Cincinnati, O. (May, 
'01) District agent for dynamite sales for E. I. Du 
Pont Co. Res. 205 Worthington Ave., Wyoming, 
Ohio. (Station R, Cincinnati) 

R. P. Plaisted — Attorney-at-Iaw. (Aug. '97) 
Office, 28 State St., Bangor, Me. 

H. A. Ross — Director of Gymnasium, Phillips 
Academy, Exeter, N. H. (Sept. '95) 

R. L. Sheaff — Acting pastor, Cong. Church, 
Plainfield, Vt. (Oct. '03) 

E. M. Simpson — Attorney-at-law. (May. '97) 
Office, 10 Broad St., Bangor, Me. Instructor in 
law. University of Maine Law School. (Sept. '01) 
Asst. Professor. (Sept. '04) 

S. R. Smiley — Pastor Cong. Church, Penacook, 
N. H. (Feb. '04) Res. 3 Webster St., Concord, N. 
H. (Penacook station) 

L. L. Spinney — Died in Brunswick, May 10, 1898. 

P. F. Stevens, M.D.— (May, '98) Physician. 853 
Avenue C, Bayonne, N. J. (June. '99) Visiting phy- 
sician Bayonne General Hospital. (Hon. '99) 

E. H. Sykes — Attorney-at-law. (Jan. '02) With 
Sullivan and Cromwell, 49 Wall St., New York. 
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VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 6, 1905. 



NO. 10. 



JACOB HALE THOMPSON. 

Few, probably, of the present undergraduates of 
Bowdoin College, when they read of the tragic death 
by murder of Jacob H. Thompson of the New York 
Times, were aware that he was one of the founders, 
and at the beginning the most active editor of the 
Bugle, — Bowdoin's oldest periodical. 

When it was proposed to issue a college paper a 
mass meeting of the students was called and held 
in the south wing of the chapel, and Thompson was 
chosen the editor for his class, that of i860. The 
south wing, which was until recently a part of the 
college librarj', was then a plain, unfinished oblong 
room, with a platform a few inches high at the 
west end, by the side of the door. The only college 
use to which it was put was for declamations, but 
the students were at liberty to occupy it for mass 
meetings, each one of which was made the occa- 
sion of a "hold-in." The Sophomores formed a 
living arch at the door, and the Freshmen tried to 
break through or climb over it- 

If I am not mistaken Thompson suggested the 
name Bugle, and its motto, "Blow, Bugle, blow !" 
At all events his was largely the energy and push 
that carried it through to success. He gathered the 
society lists, incited the formation of one or two 
fake societies, as for example two rival class clubs, 
and wrote much of the text. Even then he had the 
instinct of a journalist. The Bugle was for many 
years merely a four-page blanket sheet; and it was 
not until other colleges had set the fashion that it 
assumed book form. 

After graduation Thompson returned to his native 
city of Portsmouth, N. H., and became an assistant 
editor in the office of the local newspaper. It has 
been reported, how truly I do not know, that a spir- 
ited account of the great Portland fire of 1866 which 
he sent to the New York Times brought him an 
invitation to join the staff of that paper. At al! 
events he entered upon his service on that paper in 
1866 as exchange editor, and retained that identical 
position until the day of his death, a period of 
almost forty years. In that tme the Times changed 
ownership, in editorship, in party, in price and in 
character, — in some of these particulars several 
times, yet through it all Thompson retained the 
same position and discharged the same duties. He 
became known as the most skilful and dis- 
cerning, as he was the most experienced 
of exchange editors. He could find at a glance 
the article, paragraph or sentence which it 
was best to clip from a newspaper, and as he knew 
the tastes and talents of each member of the staff 
he could give to every one exactly what he needed 
for use in his work. He was often urged by his 
chiefs to assume other positions which he was amply 
competent to fill, but he preferred the old desk, the 
old pile of exchanges, and his sole tool, the shears. 

One word sums up his virtues : faithfulness. He 



was always there, he never shirked, he never missed 
seeing what he ought to discover in a newspaper. 

If we run through the list of Bowdoin alumni 
from the great names down to those who have dis- 
tinguished themselves least, we shall find that faith- 
fulness to duties, to principles, to friends, — in short 
in every relation of life, — has marked a great num- 
ber of them. Not that the curriculum includes a 
course in faithfulness, but the spirit of it is in the 
old college. How could it be otherwise? Our 
presidents, our professors and instructors have been 
living examples of it, and the tradition descends — 
an unspoken and unconscious tradition, if the expres- 
sion be not condemned as a bull — from class to 
class. 

What Thompson was in after life he was in col- 
lege, — lovable, earnest, sincere, exact in the per- 
formance of duty. Without pretence he was cor- 
rect in his habits ; not brilliant in the recitation 
room, but a sound scholar, a great reader, a stu- 
dent of a class of which Bowdoin can never have 
too many. 

I can see him now as I remember him at home in 
his room with his chum Frank Sabine, of the Class 
of 1859, — a long pipe hanging from his mouth, the 
bowl of which was so large and his head so small 
that the two seemed out of proportion to each other. 
Their room was a favorite meeting place particu- 
larly for their fellow Alpha Delts ; but they were 
not clannish and any of their friends were welcome. 
In those days the talk of students was scarcely at 
all of athletics, but chiefly of politics or of literary 
subjects. Both Sabine and Thompson were well 
read and witty. Sometimes perhaps the wit degen- 
erated into a low form of humor, even into punning. 
But on the whole the conversation was improving 
and sharpened the wits of those who took part in it 
if it could not be called really witty. 

Thompson was a loyal friend, a stout champion 
of his associates and one who never said, did or 
thought, a meanness. How could even covetousness 
of his money have nerved the arm which struck 
down and took the life of such a man? 

(The above is contributed by one of Bowdoin's 
alumni who was in college with Mr. Thompson, and 
the Orient wishes to express its thanks for the 
same.) 



BOWDOIN NIGHT. 



Last Friday evening the annual Bowdoin night was / 
celebrated, but was marked by an unusual and pleas- \ 
ant feature. This was the presentation to the col- 
lege of an American flag, the first to wave over the 
Bowdoin campus from the top of Memorial Hall. 

Mr. Edgar O. Achorn, of the Class of 1880, was 
the donor of this most appropriate and beautiful 
gift. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



In presenting the flag to the college, or rather "to 
the students of Bowdoin College," as he put it. Mr. 
Achorn delivered a speech which did honor to the 
hall in which it was given. He spoke first of the 
significance of the American flag, and of the appro- 
priateness of having it fly over every college in the 
country, as well as over the military and naval insti- 
tutions. He also told what he thought the flag 
should mean to every citizen. He said, in effect, 
that in time of peace it was everyone's first duty to 
serve it as an upright citizen, and in time of danger 
everyone should be willing to risk his life in pro- 
tecting it. He continued by speaking of the need 
to-day of well-educated college men in public life; 
and after reviewing some of the dangers that 
threaten every government, Mr. Achorn expressed it 
as his opinion that the Americans still have their 
ideals before them, and that there are many men 
who openly and at all times disapprove of and 
oppose dishonest gain, or political unfairness. In 
closing he paid glorious tribute to several of Bow- 
doin's famous sons, especially to General Chamber- 
lain, and General O. O. Howard. 

President Hyde received the flag for the college 
in a short speech, in which he gracefully thanked 
Mr. Achorn for his gift, and assured him that Bow- 
doin would render the flag its due of honor. 

Captain Henry Chapman of the foot-ball team, 
made a short speech in which he asked for more 
and heavier men for the team, although if these 
were not forthcoming, he said that the team would 
do its best to make up for the lack of weight by 
gaining greater speed. 

Mr. Kaharl. the new principal of the Brunswick 
High School, also made a brief address, urging the 
student body as a whole to turn out, and support 
this year's team vi'ith the same loyal enthusiasm 
that last year's championship team received from 
every Bowdoin man. 

Coach Barry then spoke of the football prospects 
for this season. He said that despite of the many 
handicaps laid upon the Bowdoin team, such as a 
late start and consequent loss of practice, lack ol 
heavy material, lack of a training table, loss of 
most of last year's line, and the quick succession of 
hard games at the beginning of the season, the 
hopes of winning the championship were by no 
means dim. All of this year's candidates were 
fast, strong, and willing players, who would do 
their best to bring Bowdoin through once again the 
victor in Maine. 

Each speaker was heartily cheered, and between 
the speeches the college yells were given, and sev- 
eral Bowdoin songs were sung, led by the members 
of the Glee Club. The meeting broke up to the 
tune of old "Phi Chi." 

The flag is to be flown daily from the flagstaff 
erected over the front door of Memorial Hall. On 
clear days the large flag will be set to the breeze, 
while a smaller one was also presented by Mr. 
Achorn to be flown when the weather is rainy. 



of football. Just what kind of a team Bowdoin 
will have this year is more or less problematical. 
That is, the success of the team is so dependent on 
one thing that the whole question of a successful 
season depends one may say, almost entirely on 
the developing of two or three strong line men. 

There are backfield men in plenty and they are all 
promising material. The ends are strong, with the 
Drummond brothers at their old positions, and with 
other good men trying for the same places. 

For backfield positions Captain Chapman is. of 
course, the best man and but for the unfortunate 
accident of last Saturday, would doubtless be in his 
usual form. As it is. it cannot be stated when he 
may be back in the game. Redmond, '07, is also 
out for the team and is doing well, while Gaston- 
guay, '09, seems to be doing good work for a Fresh- 
man. Greene, '09, is another Freshman who seems 
to be a good man for a halfback. 

For fullback Blanchard, '07, and Adams, '07, are 
the most promising men at the present time. The 
former has played in substitute, last year, and is in 
good form, this year. For quarterback. Blair, '09, 
of Somerville High, is a most promising man, and 
will doubtless make this one of the strongest posi- 
tions on the team. Bass, '07, who has played sub- 
stitute for the past two years should also make an 
excellent substitute. 

In addition to the Drummonds the candidates for 
ends are Manter, '09, Crowley, '08, and one or two 
others, all of whom are good men. For the guards 
Hawkesworth and Hatch should surely make good, 
although the latter has been imable to be out 
as yet. For tackle and center there are a 
number of candidates, but as to who will be 
likely to permanently make the team is yet to be 
decided. Thomas, '09, Skolfield, '06. Powers, '07, 
and Buttrick, '07, are among the men who seem to 
be the most promising. This part of the team is 
where the best judgment of the captain and coach 
will have to be concentrated. 



FOOTBALL PROSPECTS. 

With the opening of the college year, the thought 
of the Bowdoin man, in common with college men 
all over the country, turns naturally to the subject 



BOWDOIN, 5; FORT PREBLE, o. I 

Bowdoin played its opening game of football for 
the season on the Whittier field, last Saturday, the 
opponent being the Fort Preble team of Portland. 
Considering the earliness of the season, the game 
was characterized by hard, consistent football on 
the part of both teams. 

Although the result was not as pleasing as might 
be hoped for by some ardent Bowdoin supporters, 
to those who have watched the short practice the 
college team had imdergone and recognized the 
heavy weight of the visitors, the result was not a 
dissatisfactory one. 

The ball was in Fort Preble's territory during the 
greater part of the game, and had not the visitors 
played a remarkably plucky game at critical times 
the score would have been larger. 

The unfortunate thing about the contest was the 
fact that Captain Chapman received injuries to his 
left shoulder that will cause him to be out of the 
game for an indefinite period. 

Bowdoin tried out a number of new men in the 
game the greater part of whom showed up in first- 
class shape and the indications are that there is con- 
siderable foot-ball material in the entering class. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



105 



The summary : 

BowDoiN. Fort Preble. 

J. Drummond. le re., Yates. 

Stacey. It rt., Peterson. 

Powers, Ig : rg-, Lea\ii;tt. 

Thomas, c c, Laidley. 

Hawksvvorth. rg Ig., Eastwood. 

Ig., Perghtel. 

Skolfield, rt It., Gritten. 

It., McCarty. 

W. B. Drummond. re le., Sylvester. 

le., Schwank. 

Bass, qb qb. Jones. 

Blair, qb. 

Chapman, Ihb rhb.. Dickinson. 

Green, Ihb. 

Redman, rhb Ihb., Vinette. 

Gastonguay, rhb. 

Blanchard. fb fb,, Eberly. 

Adams, fb. 

Score — Bowdoin, 5. Touchdown — Chapman. Um- 
pire — Snow. Referee — McCraedie. Linesmen — 
Gumbel for Bowdoin, McHugh for Fort Preble. 
Time — 15m. halves. 



HARVARD, 18; BOWDOIN, o. 

Bowdoin played Harvard at Cambridge, Wednes- 
day afternoon, and was defeated by the score of 18 
to o. The outcome of the game was very pleasing 
to Bowdoin students, who felt that the score would 
be considerably larger. The absence of Capt. Chap- 
man from the game, and the small amount of prac- 
tice were, it was thought, sufficient to handicap the 
team greatly and the result was a pleasant surprise. 
A full account of the game will appear next week. 



FOOTBALL NOTES. 

Let every man in college attend the game on the 
Whittier Field to-morrow afternoon. Beyond ques- 
tion, the game will be one of the hardest, if not the 
hardest game in which the Bowdoin team will par- 
ticipate this fall. The team will need the support 
of every man in college. See that you do your part. 

The game with Tufts College will be played on 
the Pine Tree Athletic Grounds, in Portland. Octo- 
ber 28. This should be one of the interesting games 
of the season, and no doubt a number of the student 
body will go to Portland to witness the contest. 



BOWDOIN'S FOOTBALL COACH. 

Coach Barry, who is handling the football squad, 
this year, has every indication of being just the man 
Bowdoin needs. So far as one may judge by the 
early work of the season, there seems to be reason 
to believe that if it is possible to turn out a win- 
ning team from the material at hand. Coach Barry 
will be able to do it. 

Mr. Barry is a graduate of Brown University in 
the class of 1902, where he played halfback in his 
college course. The year following his graduation 
he coached the Brown team, and, this year, has 



been secured by the Bowdoin management. He is 
a hard worker and puts life into the men at all 
times, and is the kind of man that will doubtless get 
the best of results out of the material at hand. 



PRESIDENT HYDE AT SUNDAY CHAPEL. 

President Hyde's remarks at chupel, the first Sun- 
day of the college year were listened to with much 
interest by the undergraduate body. 

President Hyde said in part : 

"It is fitting that we should ask ourselves the 
real essentials of Christianity ; why we should meet 
every Sabbath. The first principle of religion is to 
recognize that there is a good will to have its way 
in everything we do. This good will may take 
many forms, but every person will find a good way 
if he wants to. To follow this good will is the 
very essence of Christianity. 

The second principle is to respect the rights of 
all ; this is a rule by which all should be held. 
Whoever does these two things does everything; 
he is a Christian. 

But no one does these perfectly ; nevertheless, we 
can accept these two things as standards, remem- 
bering that the Christian man is the one who 
honestly tries to do these two things. 

Let us progress toward them. 



ART BUILDING NOTES. 

During the summer the Art Building has attracted 
many visitors. It has been open every day, and 
from the first of June to the first of October over 
4770 people have been through the galleries. This 
makes an average of about 40 people a day, and 
sometimes there have been as many as 150 visitors 
in a single day. 

Last June a registration book was begun, and now 
contains the signatures of about 750 men and 
women, many of whom are known throughout the 
United States. 

As is usual during the vacation months, there 
have been some copyists in the building, copying the 
work of Van Dyke, and others. 

No additions of consequence have been made to 
the collections since last commencement, but five of 
the picture frames in the Bowdoin Gallery have been 
regilded adding noticeably to the appearance of the 
paintings. 



COLLEGE JURY. 

The College Jury met J\'Ionday evening, and per- 
fected organization for the ensuing year. The men 
who will compose the jury from the various frater- 
nities are as follows : Alpha Delta Phi. Robert 
Hodgson. Jr. ; Psi Upsilon, Robie Stevens ; Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, Robert A. Cony ; Zeta Psi, Charles 
F. Favinger ; Theta Delta Chi. Harold G. Tobey : 
Delta Upsilon, Currier C. Holman ; Kappa Sigma, 
Henry P. Boody ; Beta Theta Pi, Leon V. Parker. 
The members from the four classes in college are 
as follows : 1906, Melvin T. Copeland ; 1907, Wil- 
liam S. Linnell ; igo8, Roscoe H. Hupper ; igog, 
Ernest Goodspeed. 



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No. 10 



To Freshmen. 

As has been the custom in past years, the 
Orient will be mailed regularly to all mem- 
bers of the entering class, and it is trusted that 
in each instance the members of the Class of 
1909, will consider themselves as subscribers 
through their college course. The Orient is 
strictly a college paper and is as much a part 
of the institution as any field of activity, and 
no man should be without it, both for his own 
benefit, as well as that of .the paper and the col- 
lege. 

Crowded Columns. 

Owing to the large amount of news matter 
that has accumulated during the summer and 
at the opening of the college year, many items 
of interest are crowded out of this issue of the 
Orient which will appear next week. 



Mr. Achorn's Address. 

Many complimentary remarks have been 
heard about college in reference to the speech 
of Mr. E. O. Achorn of the Class of '80, in 
presenting the beautiful flag that is to float over 
Memorial Hall. The Orient hopes to be able 
to print the address in the near future, as it is 
an article well worth reading, both for its rela- 
tion to a pleasant event of the college year, 
and also as a fine piece of literature. 



The New Year. 

At the opening of the first term of the year, 
the college, like a knight plodding along on 
an extenuated journey by regular stages, with 
short spaces of rest between, pulls itself 
together, shakes itself and looks about for its 
opportunities for conquests and the material 
for accomplishing them. As the college con- 
templates its resources it sees old friends 
returning in large quantities and sees a new 
Freshman Class full of promise adding to its 
numbers some fourscore of bright, energetic 
youths eager to push forward the name and 
cause of Old Bowdoin. 

The college is to be congratulated on acquir- 
ing such a goodly body of strong men both in 
literary and athletic work. On the other hand 
the entering men are to be congratulated on 
their choice of college, on their grasping of 
the opportunity to take advantage of the high 
line of study offered here, of a system of 
athletics than which none is more honorable 
and upright. 

Now is the time. Freshmen, to go to work 
with a will and accomplish something for 
your newly adopted Alma Mater. You are as 
yet merely "prep school" boys just budding 
into college men and it is for you to prove 
yotirselves by your conduct and earnest 
endeavors worthy to be called college men. 
Mingle with the rest of us from the start and 
make our cause your cause. Join in all the 
college activities with those who are older in 
the college life ; learn to love Bowdoin as those 
who have gone before vou love her. You are 



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107 



a large class full of capable men in all lines 
of college activity and Bowdoin looks to you 
to increase her prestige. You will soon find 
your work, — then do it with a will, putting 
your whole heart into the endeavor. 

But it is not to the Freshmen alone that we 
would direct our exhortation. We would 
have all the college awaken anew and push 
forward with renewed zeal to the conquests 
which are to be won. We have scarcely yet 
let our enthusiasm for the victories of last 
year grow cold ; but all that is behind us. We 
are beginning a new year and all is to be won 
again. We must not fail this time in our sup- 
port of ever)^ endeavor to advance the college. 
This year must see Bowdoin set farther ahead 
in scholarship, athletics and all other lines. 



outside states who cannot be included in any 
of these organizations and therefore the 
formation of some new sectional clubs is to 
be looked for. 



Sectional Clubs. 

We note with pleasure that the impfession 
that Bowdoin is for natives of Maine only is 
fast dying out. The entering class this year 
is a proof of this fact, for there are more rnen 
from outside states than ever before. No 
doubt this is partly due to the fact that there 
now seems to be a tendency on the part of 
sub-Freshmen to choose a small college for an 
academic course, but we feel sure that at least 
a small share of the credit can be safely given 
to the work of the sectional clubs. There can- 
not be too many of these clubs for every new 
one helps. As some states as represented by 
only one or two men it would be a good plan 
for these men to unite under one head for the 
time being. Instead of embracing men from 
a single county of one state, or from a single 
state, a club would be formed among men 
from a section of the country embracing sev- 
eral states, with the object of drawing men 
from all the outside states possible. We hope 
that members of 1909 who come from outside 
of Maine will take this under consideration. 
Several new men will be included in the Mas- 
sachusetts Club this year. This will also be 
true of the -other sectional clubs now in exist- 
ence. There are, however, many men from 



Bowdoin Night. 

One of the most interesting and pleasing- 
events of the opening of the college year was 
the Bowdoin Night exercises of last week, the 
affair proving itself a most delightful occasion 
in every way. The presentation of a beauti- 
ful flag to float over the campus was the chief 
feature of the evening. This act on the part 
of a loyal alumnus and the splendid address 
with which the donor presented his gift made 
a program that was indeed a delight from 
more standpoints than one. Bowdoin has 
some alumni that any college may well be 
proud of and Mr. Achorn well deserves to be 
numbered among them. The other features 
of the evening were very pleasing, and no stu- 
dent could have been present without coming 
away proud that he was a Bowdoin man. 



NOTICES. 

Professor McCrea will act as excuse officer 
during the present year and all excuses for 
chapel cuts and from recitations must be pre- 
sented to him at the registi'ar's office. His 
hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 
Thursdays, and excuses must be presented at 
these times. 

By vote of the faculty the time for the' mak- 
ing up of conditions under the regulations 
enacted last spring, will expire one year after 
the time the conditions are incurred. This 
will apply in all cases except when otherwise 
specifically provided. 



NOTICES ABOUT COURSES. 

Astronomy will be omitted this year. 

German 5-6 will be omitted this year. 

Greek 8 is a new course this year. 

German 3-4, a modified course, which includes 
the reading of scientific German, may be elected 
this year, as a four-hour course. This course will 
be counted for three courses if pursued during the 
entire year. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



College Botes. 



Over 100 new men in college. 

Haley, '06, has returned to college. 

Cox, Med.. '07, was at the D. K. E. hou.se over 
Sunday. 

H. B. Eastman. '02, has been on the campus dur- 
ing the past week. 

John Appleton, 02, has been a guest at the col- 
lege during the past week. 

The first of the Sophomore-Freshman ball games 
is scheduled for to-morrow morning. 

Goodhue, '07, will not be in college, .this year, 
being detained at home by the illness of his father. 

Sargent. '07, will not return to college, this year, 
arid is planning to enter Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. 

Donald Snow. '01, was on the campus the past 
week. He acted as one of the officials of the Bow- 
doin-Fort Preble game of last Saturday. 

The Freshmen have elected McDade to be captain 
of their ball team in the Sophomore-Freshman 
series of games, which begins to-morrow. 

Martin, Merrill and Anthoine, '02, Lunt. 04, 
Clark, Burroughs and Hall, '05, were among the 
many alumni on the campus last week. 

A large number of the members of last June's 
graduating class have visited the college during the 
past ten days to be present at the opening exercises 
of the year. 

Paine, ex-'o,^ who has been out of college for 
the past two years because of illness, has returned 
to college this fall, and will be a member of the 
Class of 1906. 

Porter, ex-'o6. Bowdoin's representative at Oxford 
University, was on the campus, last week. He is 
at present making a short hunting trip into the 
Maine woods, after which he will return to Oxford 
for the opening of the college year. 

Philip Dana Stubbs, '95. was on the campus dur- 
ing the past week, making arrangements for his 
brother, who is a member of the Freshman Class, 
this year. Mr. Stubbs was one of Bowdoin's well- 
known football men. being captain of the '95 team. 

The College Band organized this week by electing 
C. C. Hall, '06, as leader, and Stetson. '06, as man- 
ager. Rehearsals have been held during the latter 
part of the week and it is expected that the organ- 
ization will furnish music at the Exeter game, 
to-morrow. 

Professor Johnson returned on the twentieth of 
September from Genoa, after travelling through 
Italy for two months and a halt. He visited among 
other places Naples, Pompeii, Rome, Florence, 
■Vienna, Assisi, Revena, and Milan, pursuing chiefly 
archaelogical and architectural studies. 

This fall several new books have been adopted in 
the Freshman courses. These include : Espenshade's 
"Composition and Rhetoric;" Whitney's "French 
Grammar; Benton's "Selections from Livy." and a 
"Brief German Grammar," by Professor Ham of 
Bowdoin, and Professor Leonard of Bates. 



Woodruff, '06, is getting out a Bowdoin calendar, 
this year, similar to that issued last year. It is 
expected that it will be out about Dec. i. 

Professor Wilmot B. Mitchell left Wednesday for 
Aroostook county where he gave addresses on 
Thursday and Friday of this week. Thursday even- 
ing he spoke at Presque Isle on the subject of 
"Charles Wagner," and Friday afternoon he spoke 
at Houlton on the subject of "The Teaching of 
English." 

Considerable interest was felt about the college 
over the result of the Harvard game of Wednes- 
day. For some reason news of the result was not 
received on the campus until late in the evening, and 
when the word finally came considerable satisfaction 
was expressed that the score was no larger. 



THE NEW MEN. 

The following is a list of new men in college, up 
to the middle of the present week. There are, 
according to this list, a total of loi new men in col- 
lege, and there will probably be a few more names 
added within a short time. The number is distrib- 
uted as follows: Freshman, 73; specials, 17; new 
members in Junior Class, 8 ; Senior specials, 3. 

The list of Freshmen is as follows: 

Harrison Atwood, Auburn; Harvey D. Benner. 
Putnam, Conn. ; Claude Bower, Auburn ; R. O. 
Brewster, Dexter ; E. Ralph Bridge. Dexter ; P. H. 
Brown, Watertown, N. Y. ; George H. Buck, Har- 
rison ; Harold H. Burton, West Newton, Mass. ; 
Charles F. Carter, Bath; Gardner W. Cole, East 
Raymond ; M. H. Cooper, Great Falls, Mont. ; J. 
Edward Crowley, Bangor; Max Pearson Gushing. 
Bangor ; Kenneth H. Dresser, Boston ; Daniel 
Drummond. Portland; Reed H. Ellis, Rangeley ; 
Guy Park Estes. Skowhegan ; Ralph Henry Files, 
Gorham ; Anthony H. Fiske, Brunswick ; Herbert 
Gammons, West Newton, Mass. : Thomas A. Gas- 
tonguay, Brunswick ; Thomas D. Ginn, Roxbury, 
Alass. ; Ernest Goodspeed, Randolph ; Roy C. Har- 
low, Richmond ; W. M. Harris, Hinckley ; Wallace 
H. Hayden. Bath ; Gardner K. Heath, Augusta ; 
Walter P. Hinckley. Hinckley; Dudley Hovey, 
Waldoboro ; Arthur W. Hughes, Brunswick ; John 
R. Hurley. Oldtown ; Sumner Jackson, Waldoboro ; 
Edwin W. Johnson, Greenwich, Conn. ; Howard F. 
Kane, Machias : Daniel F. Koughan, Bath ; Harold 
N. Marsh. Woodfords ; Walter Lee, Greenville, 111. ; 
Daniel McDade, Lewiston; R. E. Merrill, Conway, 
N. H. ; Harry A. Morrill. Gardiner ; Albert W. 
Moulton, Portland; P. I. Newman, Fryeburg; 
Robert M. Pennell, Brunswick; Willard True 
Phillips, Westbrook; Harold Parker Pike. Lubec ; 
Ernest H. Pottle, Farmington ; Carl A. Powers, 
Skowhegan; Harold Pratt, Farmington; Verne A. 
Ranger, Yarmouthville ; Irving L. Rich, Portland; 
C. E. Richardson, Strong; Karl D. Scates, West- 
brook ; Thomas F. Shehan, Portland ; J. Standish 
Simmons. New York City ; Arthur L. Smith, New 
Vinej'ard ; Harold W. Smith, East Barrington, N. 
H. ; Jasper J. Stahl, Waldoboro; Oramel H. Stan- 
ley, Lowell; John A. Stetson, Brunswick; Carl E. 
Stone, Norway; Robert G. Stubbs, Strong; Fuller 
P. Studley. South Portland; James Melvin Sturte- 



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vant, Dixfield; Kenneth R. Tefft, Syracuse, N. Y. ; 
Leon F. Timberlake, Phillips; Roger L. Thaxter, 
Portland; Leonard F. Wakefield, Bar Harbor; John 
A. Wentworth, Portland: Charles M. Will. Hud- 
son, Mass. 

The following is the list of special students 
admitted to the college : Percy G. Bishop, Boothbay 
Harbor; Morris L. Blair, Somerville, Mass.; 
Charles O. Bouvc, Hingham, Mass. ; W. B. Davis, 
Washington, D. C. ; A. T. Gould, Thomaston ; Carl 
R. Greene, Waterville; Harry F. Hinkley, New York 
City ; Lucius D. Lumbard, Auburn ; Harry C. Mer- 
rill, Portland; James A. C. Mulliken, New Bedford. 
Mass.; James H. Small. Farmington ; Clarence L. 
Scammons, Fairfield ; Edgar F. Sewall, Somerville. 
Mass. ; Walter N. Twing, Woolwich ; L. E. Haf- 
ford, Somerville, Mass. ; Perley C. Voter, West 
Farmington; Gardner W. Stacey. Somerville. Mass. 

The following men have been admitted to the 
Junior Class: W. C. Whitmore, Brunswick; Mil- 
lard C. Webber. Fairfield ; Merton A. Webber, Fair- 
field ; George H. Hull, South Freeport ; E. C. Pope, 
Manchester ; George H. Morrill, Cumberland Mills ; 
N. M. Marshall, Portland ; L. Adams, Bangor. 

The following have been admitted as Senior 
specials : Chester C. Tuttle, Buckfield ; Morrill A. 
Gallagher, Roxbury, Mass. ; R. R. Paine, Winslow. 



CLASS MEETINGS. 

All four classes in college held class meetings on 
Monday. The only business transacted by the 
Senior and Junior classes was that of electing repre- 
sentatives to the college jury, a full list of which 
appears elsewhere. The Sophomore Class elected 
its jurymen, and its baseball captain for the Sopho- 
more-Freshman games, the latter choice falling to 
Harold W. Stanwood of Rumford Falls. 

The Freshmen elected their jurymen and also 
their class officers, which are as follows : President. 
Kenneth R. Tefift, Syracuse, N. Y. ; Vice-President, 
Willard True Phillips, Westbrook ; Secretary, Max 
O. Cushing, Bangor. The captain of the class foot- 
ball team will be Thomas F. Shehan of Portland, 
and Daniel Drummond of Portland was elected 
manager of the team. The base-ball captain and 
manager were not chosen at Monday's meeting: 



Y. M. C. A. HANDBOOK. 

The "Handbook of Bowdoin College" issued 
yearly by the Young Men's Christian Association, 
made its appearance as soon as college began. It 
is printed upon the same plan as that of last year, 
which introduced the diary form, to take the place 
of the blank "Memoranda" pages. 

The only change of importance from last year's 
publication is the introduction of "Phi Chi" in con- 
junction with the other Bowdoin songs. The intro- 
duction of "Phi Chi" is a good move, for as the 
1903 Handbook put it : "The nominal college song 
is 'Bowdoin Beata,' but the actual college song is 
probably 'Phi Chi,' the survival of an old hazing 
song of the sixties." 

The Handbook is, as always, welcomed by the 
Freshmen, and will, if it has not already begun, 
help them to assimilate the true Bowdoin spirit. 



READINGS IN ECONOMICS i. SEPTEMBER 
28, 1905. 
For week ending: 
October 5 — Seager, pages 1-20. 
October 12 — Seager. pages 20-46. 
October 19 — Seager, pages 46-81. 
October 26 — Seager, pages 81-107. 
November 2 — Seager, pages 107-137. 
November g — Seager, pages i37-'i69. 
November 16 — Seager, pages 169-198. 
November 23 — Seager, pages 198-222. 
November 30 — Seager, pages 222-244. 
December 7 — Seager, pages 244-274. 
December 14 — Seager, pages 274-302. 
November 21 — Seager. pages 302-345. 
January 11 — Seager. pages 345-385. 
January 18 — Seager. pages 385-434, 
January 25— Seager, pages 434-476- 
February i — Seager, pages 476-510. 

Hour examinations will be held on October 24. 
November 16, December 14, January 18. Briefer 
quizzes will be held at more frequent intervals. 
Topics for special reports will be assigned later. 



READINGS IN ECONOMICS .3. 

For week ending: 

October 5 — Johnson, pp. 1-33. Hadley, pp. 1-40, 
146-163. 

October 12 — Johnson, pp. 34-107. Hadley, pp. 
40-56. 

October 11; —Johnson, pp. 111-183. Hadley, pp. 87- 
90. The Amer,.'in Railway, pp. 267-297. 

October 26 — ^Johnson, pp. 184-210. Hadley. pp. 56- 
62. The American Railway, pp. 370-424. 

November 2 — Johnson, pp. 213-257. Hadley, pp. 
63-100. Newcomb, Railway Economics, pp. 210-142. 

November 9 — Johnson, pp. 258-304. Hadley, pp. 
100-125. Taussig, Theory of Railway Rates, Q. J. 
E. vol. V. pp. 438-465- 

November 16— Johnson, pp. 307-334. Hadley, pp. 
163-203. Hendrick, Railway Control by Commis- 
sions, pp. 8-26, 63-92. 

November 23 — ^Johnson, pp. 335-348. Hadley, pp. 
203-236. Hendrick, pp. 26-63. 

November 30 — Johnson, pp. 349-407. Hadley, pp. 
129-146. 

December 7 — ^Johnson, pp. 408-427. Hadley, pp. 
236-258. Hendrick, pp. 140-161. Eleventh Annual 
Report of Interstate Commerce Com. pp. 5-50. 

Hour examinations will be held on October 24, 
November 16, December 12. Readings for re- 
mainder of semester and assignment of topics for 
special reports will be posted later. 



DELTA UPSILON CHAPTER HOUSE. 

The Delta LIpsilon Chapter House which was 
purchased by the Delta Upsilon Corporation from 
the Benjamin Green estate last spring, and which 
was moved during the summer from its former loca- 
tion on the corner of Maine and Cumberland streets 
to the lot next south of the D. K. E. House, is now 
practically in a state of completion. Though no 
great change has been made in the general plan of 
the house, it being admirably adapted to the needs 



no 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



of the Fraternity, it ha? been subjected to a 
thorough renovation. 

On the ground floor are the smoking and dining 
rooms on one side, and on the other the reception 
room and two studies. The rooms are furnished in 
Mission Style. Through the center runs a hall, 
fifteen feet wide, and from this a broad staircase 
leads to the second story, where there are five large 
studies, a lounging room, bath rooms, etc. The bed 
rooms are on the third floor. 

The ground floor of the ell is given over to the 
kitchen, butler's pantry, store rooms, laundry, etc. 
On the second floor is a study and bed room and 
the matron's suite. 

The ground floor of what was formerly the sta- 
ble has been converted into a hall and the second 
floor is given over to suites for the help. 

Throughout the house the rooms are high studded, 
well lighted and well ventilated. There are accom- 
modations for eighteen students. 



FACULTY CHANGES. 



The faculty 'changes for the new year consist of 
Dr. Burnett in the registrar's office in the place of 
Professor Files, who is on a year's leave of absence 
in Europe, Professor Allen Johnson at the head of 
the history department in the place of Dr. Roberts, 
and Mr. .Pierson in the place of Professor Hutchins 
in the science department. Professor Hutchins also 
being in Europe. 



COLUMBIA THEATRE ATTRACTIONS. 

Week of October 2d Klark-Urban Comoany. 
October 5— "When We Were Twenty-One." 
October 9 — James O'Neill in "Monte Christo." 
October 13 — "Why Girls Leave Home." 
October 14 — "The Wizard of Oz." 



Hlumni pevsonals. 



CLASS OF 1836. 

By the death on May 30 of Rev. Aaron C. 
Adams, late of Wethersfield, Bowdoin loses an hon- 
ored son and the earthly history of a pure and gen- 
tle life is finished. Mr. Adams was born in Ban- 
gor, Me., more than ninety 3'ears ago. Of the four 
sons in the family, three, including himself, became 
ministers of the Gospel. He graduated at Bowdoin 
College in 1836. and studie'd theology at Lane and 
Bangor seminaries. His active ministry extended 
through fifty-four years, from 1839 to 1893. The 
larger part of it was soent in Maiden, Mass., 
Auburn, Me., and in Wethersfield and Thompson, 
Conn., with short terms of service in other places. 
He was the pastor of the Congregational Church in 
Wethersfield from 1867 to 1879. Since his retire- 
ment from active duties Mr. Adams had lived, for 
the most part, in Wethersfield. 

Mr. Adams was a man of sound learning, a good 
preacher, an excellent pastor, and ever abreast of 
the times in his reading and thinking. Because of 



these things, and because of his gentle disposition, 
engaging manners, and unaflFected piety, his minis- 
try was a faithful one wherever exercised, and his 
friends were numerous and cordial. 

CLASS OF 1848. 

Oliver Stevens, of Boston. Class of 1848, ched at 
North Andover, Mass., at his summer home. Mr. 
Stevens . was born in Andover, Mass., in 1825 and 
was graduated from Bowdoin in 1848. The same 
year he entered Harvard Law School and was 
admitted to the bar in 1S50. He served two terms 
in the Boston common council, being president in 
1856-58. Mr. Stevens was married in 1854. Mrs. 
Stevens survives her husband. 

CLASS OF i860. 

James W. North, class of i860, of Augusta died 
June 29, 1905. He was born in Clinton, March 24, 
1838. He was graduated from the college in i860. 
He then studied medicine at the Portland Medical 
School and graduated from the Maine Medical 
School in 1863. On the following year, he began 
practice in Gardiner. He then entered the United 
States army as assistant surgeon, which office he 
held until the close of the war. He has practiced 
medicine in Jefferson and Augusta, where he has 
made his home since 1882. His wife, Mrs. Marie 
Tyler North and three children survive him. 

Jacob Hale Thompson, Class of i860, died Sep- 
tember 8, 1905. at the Flower Hospital in New York. 
Mr. Thompson was born in Portsmouth. N. H., 
.April, 1837. He graduated from college in the Class 
of i860. He had always devoted himself to jour- 
nalism which he began in connection with the 
Portsmouth Clironiclc. He next secured a position 
of exchange editor for 40 years up to the time of his 
death. 

CLASS OF 1870. 

On the 23d of August Hon. D. S. Alexander of 
Buffalo read a paper before the New York State 
Historical Society on "Robert R. Livingston, the 
author of the Louisiana Purchase." The society 
meets every year at Lake George^historic ground. 
Hon. James A. Roberts, former State Comptroller, 
is president of the Association. 

CLASS OF '98. 
Wendell P. McKown has opened a law office at 
No. 43 Cedar Street, New York City. 

CLASS OF 1901. 

Harold Lee Berry was married to Miss Violetta 
Lansdale Brown, daughter of General and Mrs. 
John Marshall Brown, at the Cathedral Church of 
St. Luke, Portland, August 28. Ives, '98, acted as 
best man, and the names of R. Clark, Dana, Leigh- 
ton and Sills, all of '01, Drake, '98, and Clifford, '02, 
are noted among the ushers. They will make their 
home on West Street, Portland. ' 

CLASS OF 1905. 

Everett W. Hamilton is assistant teacher in the 
Windham High School, at Willimantic, Conn. 



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and book publishing house, have issued a series of 
four new music folios which cannot fail to prove of 
interest to every lover of vocal music, who is for- 
tunate in the possession of a piano or organ. 

The particular feature about these books which 
will strike the casual observer is the ^attractive 
manner in which they are published, both as regards 
typographical excellence and artistic beauty. This 
is of course secondary in importance to the quality 
of the musical contents, but as the latter leaves 
nothing to be desired, it is also pleasing to note 
that extra pains have been taken in making the 
books as attractive as possible. 

We really can not see how any one musically 
inclined can afford to be without a copy of "The 
Most Popular College Songs," for there is certainly 
no folio containing more songs in which every one, 
whether he be musically proficient or not, can join 
in the chorus. Such standard gems as "Aunt Dinah's 
Quilting Party," "Jingle Bells," "Solomon Levi," 
"Suwanee River," "My Bonnie," "Forsaken." "Old 
Oaken Bucket," "Annie Laurie," "Upidee," "Juan- 
ita." "Sweet and Low," "My Old Kentucky Home," 
"Clementine," "Polly-Wolly-Doodle," "Home, Sweet 
Home," "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep," and 
in fact, all thos old familiar melodies which are the 
first to be called for when a happy party of friends 
gather around the piano or organ to enjoy a little 
music, are included, thus making it an ideal collec- 
tion and one which ought to be highly prized. 

Another book of college songs which has a 
peculiar significance to any one, be he a graduate of 
many years, or at present a student, is "The Songs 
of All the Colleges." This book contains not only 
the college songs which are most familiar to every 
one, but also special songs which have been written 
by students at the different universities for their 
Abiia Maters. It scarcely makes any difference 
what college one has attended, for he will still be 
able to find in this book the song which" was his 
favorite and which will bring back to him pleasant 
memories of the past or revive the enthusiasm of 
the present. For instance, Yale College is repre- 
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The other two books just issued by this house are 
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The other book is entitled "New Songs for Male 
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IBRARY BOOKS ADDED. 



Freeman, E. A. Western Europe in the Eighth 
Century and Onward. 

A collection of papers, edited and published 
after the death of the author. Professor Freeman 
was the historian of the Norman Conquest and an 
authority on the early periods of English history. 
Tliis volume, made up of portions of lectures which 
did not have the benefit of the author's revision. 
has, however, been carefully edited by another his- 
torical scholar and it is regarded as a noteworthy 
addition to the literature on European history. 
(940: FSg) 

Japan by the Japanese. 

This is a compilation of articles on Japan by 
Japanese public men and specialists. All sides of 
the national life are represented and it has been the 
aim of the editor. Mr. Alfred Stead, to include 
authoritative accounts of the politics, finance, edu- 
cation, religion, industries, etc.. of the Japanese 
people. (952:5 79) 

Osgood, H. L. The American Colonies in the 
17th Century. 

This book is primarily a study in government. 
It has the two-fold purpose of studying the English 
colonies in America in their political aspects as well 
as the purpose of tracing the origin of English- 
.^merican political institutions. The two volumes 
already published deal with the colonies from the 
-American side. .\ third volume, to be. issued later, 
will treat the problems of administration from the 
British standpoint. (973.2 : O 82) 



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VOL. XXXV. 



NO. II. 



MR. ACHORN'S ADDRESS. 

[The Orient takes pleasure in printing- the follow- 
ing from the address of E. O. Achorn of the Class 
of '80 on the occasion of the presentation of the flag 
that floats over Memorial Hall, and regrets that 
lack of space does not permit the publication of the 
entire address.] 

Mr. Achorn said in part: 

"At West Point and Annapolis, where 
young men are being trained in the art and 
science of war on land and sea the national 
emblem flies as a matter of course. I have 
long held the opinion that it was equally fitting 
that the flag should fly over American col- 
leges where young men are being trained for 
another branch of public service, — one more 
vital and far reaching, — trained for the duties 
of American citizenship in times of peace. 

"For this reason T gladly embrace the oppor- 
tunity afforded by the wish, expressed through 
the columns of your college paper, to tender 
an American flag to Bowdoin, and while I 
tender the flag to the college, it is to the 
undergraduates that I wish to address myself. 

"Thus far the American college graduate 
has not borne his full share of the responsibil- 
ity in the administration of political affairs. 
Too often he is heard to say that politics are 
too corrupt for him. If they are corrupt it is 
his business to purify them. A distinguished 
alumnus of this college, John A. Andrew, the 
governor of Massachusetts, at the close of the 
war, in receiving back into the capital, the 
battle flags of that state, pronounced a pane- 
gyric on those begrimed emblems of a fratri- 
cidal war, the eloquence of which has rarely 
been equalled in the English tongue. 

"This college, planted in the midst of these 
whispering pines, has a location in a fair and 
healthful land. I know that there is burning 
in the depths of every one of you a love and 
loyalty for it that will never die. I know that 
you will gladly do it honor. Let it be known 
then throughout the length and breadth of this 
land that this institution is a beacon-light of 
law and order, of patriotism and good citizen- 
ship, — that here are nurtured a class of young 



men ready for any patriotic service, — men 
who will see to it that the republic suffers no 
harm, — men whose devotion to the nation in 
their day and generation shall be as steadfast 
as that of its founders. 

"If you do this, every citizen may be justly 
proud of Bowdoin College, and the man of 
means can find no better opportunity than 
here, in strengthening its resources, to confer 
at the same time a benefit upon his fellow- 
men. 

"I would have the spirit of this college and 
of its graduates so broad that it will know no 
north and no south, no republican and no dem- 
ocrat, no Protestant and no Catholic; that it 
would recognize a man for what he had done, 
for what he is, and not for social conditions, 
his wealth or his ancestry ; that it would safe- 
guard the rights of the humblest. You should 
feel that to serve society and the state, with 
no personal and selfish ends to gratify ought 
to he the highest ambition of an American 
citizen. 

"We shall always have in this country the 
high and the low, the rich and the poor, the 
intelligent and the ignorant. The great obli- 
gation bestowed upon you as educated men is 
to see to it that right relations are maintained 
between these various classes, to insist that no 
matter what distinctions may be drawn 
between them in the social relations of life, 
they are to meet on the common ground of 
common citizenship. There are dark clouds 
hanging over this land that we love, — difficult 
problems to be solved, and you will be in a 
position to take an active part in them long 
before they have cleared away. 

"The ultimate destiny of the negro race, the 
spread df mob law and violence, the growth of 
trusts and combinations to control the laws of 
trade and regular prices, the attempt of labor 
organizations to coerce and dictate individual 
freedom of action, the mad rush for wealth at 
any cost that has blunted the conscience of the 
American people is matter of the deepest con- 
cern to every man over whom floats his 
country's flag. 

"But the one great peril that threatens this 



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country, overshadowing all others, is the loss 
of civic virtue in the collective life of the 
people, to be attributed to the desire for power 
and station regardless of the methods 
employed to secure it, and evidenced by the 
extraordinary indifference, partly cynical, 
partly good-natured, with which great fraud 
and gross corruption in the public service and 
control of public utilities are viewed by Amer- 
ican public opinion. 

"It is this besetting sin of graft and this 
disposition to condone it in high places that 
makes it imperative that we raise up some- 
where a class of citizens who shall seek to 
guide our public affairs upon the high plane 
of justice, moral courage and self-sacrifice, — 
who shall demand a country as great morally 
as it is materially. 

After speaking of some of the men in his- 
tory, whose life and deeds have been an inspir- 
ation to mankind, the speaker closed as fol- 
lows : 

"But I do not need to go outside this hall 
for examples of service to state or f ellowman, 
as heroic as any performed on a field of bat- 
tle. Here we have placed the bust of Joseph 
L. Chamberlain in the uniform of a major- 
general of the U. S. Army. His valor on the 
field of battle was matchless, and yet in the 
darkest days of this State's history, when pop- 
ular government was threatened by armed 
forces at the capital, he held the contending 
factions at bay, and forced obedience to the 
voice of law heard even in the midst of arms. 
For this service this State never has and never 
can requite him. 

During the administration of Grover Cleve- 
land as President of the United States, a bill 
was introduced into Congress to pension every 
man who had seen service in the Civil War. 
That bill had the enthusiastic support of the 
great majority of his comrades in arms. 
Joshua L. Chamberlain was cited in our pub- 
lic debates as one of the great Union generals 
opposing it. "Yes" said Congressman Bout- 
well of this State, one of its supporters with 
fine scorn, "and he is the only Union general 
in opposition." You remember its fate. The 
bill passed the Congress and was vetoed by 
the President, and thus was the honor of the 
American soldiers remembered. 

Chancing that year to deliver the Memorial 
address before the Grand Army Post of this 
town, and aware of the censure he had called 



down upon his head, I visited Gen. Chamber- 
lain to learn his objections to the bill. I shall 
never forget the flash of his eye when he said 
to me : "Achorn, have you forgotten my lect- 
ures in college ? Did I not tell you that it was 
the duty of every citizen to serve his country 
in whatever capacity she might require — even 
to giving up his life? I favor a pension bill 
that provides for a citizen incapacitated in the 
service, — rendered dependent. I do not favor 
a bill that pensions a man for doing his duty." 

On yonder wall hangs a portrait of Oliver 
Otis Howard, one of the great captains of the 
Union Army, participating in forty battles, 
and yet his greatest service to this country 
was rendered after peace had been restored to 
the land, in the establishment of more than 
sixty institutions of learning in the South, for 
the uplifting of the down-trodden and 
despised negro race. 

"In all ages of the world's history men have 
arisen who in the exemplification of some 
lofty idea or ideal have rendered incalculable 
service in promoting the progress of human- 
ity. 

"The high standard of duty expected of 
men who served the state in the days of 
ancient Rome gave to t>he word patriotism a 
new significance and one that it has never lost 
through all the ages. 

"And so in this age of ours, for one hundred 
years, the army of Bowdoin men have 
marched on to this campus, company after 
company, have camped under the grateful 
shade of these whispering pines, have drilled 
here for four years, and have swung out of 
these gates to take their place on the firing 
line in the great battle of life. Man}^ have 
served with distinction, all with honor, and 
the world is better and men are happier 
because this institution has existed. 

"I have placed this flag over your heads as 
a constant reminder of your obligation to the 
nation and your fellow-men. And in the days 
to come if in the pomp and circumstances of 
our city life, if in the rush and whirl of our 
marts of trade, .if in the mad struggle for 
wealth and station, men suft'er our cherished 
institutions to fall into decay and the torch of 
liberty to burn low, may we not turn again to 
these eternal hills of Maine swept by the vital 
air of freedom, to this institution in their 
midst, to find once more young men whose 
services shall be equally dear to God and their 
countrv and famous through all ages." 



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REV. MR. JUMP AT SUNDAY CHAPEL. 

Ill the absence of President Hyde last Sun- 
day Mr. Jump officiated at the chapel services. 
He said in part: "Many times we overlook our 
souls in our care for the body; but the soul is 
really the teminine part of us, the soul is not 
the tree but the lily, and we should be gentle- 
manly and knightly enough to look after the 
feminine soul. 

We are building a house of habit, and as we 
build would it not be well to set apart some 
quiet little chamber in which to meet daily 
with our soul, to give way to the rights of 
that which is not ol the body or of the mind, 
and to keep the moments so used sacred to 
the rights of the higher and deeper life. 

it is proper that we should give some time 
to ourselves ; we spend too much time with 
others. We need to take time to ask ourselves 
if we are living up to our own ideals and to 
the expectation of our friends, what it is to 
succeed in life and other such vitally important 
questions. 

We should spend a few moments each day 
with some elevating book. "No time to read ' 
is no excuse. A ten-minute dip into a good 
book each day cannot fail to make us nobler 
and better. We should also spend time with 
a friend. It is a lamentable fact that we col- 
lege men are, to a large extent, ashamed to be 
serious. It is our duty to see that there is a 
bond of friendship made by the deep times as 
well as the good times we have had together 
with some chum. There is no better way to 
promote the soul's growth than to bring some 
new friend into our lives, with whom we are 
not ashamed to talk over the serious things. 
All these things develop soul-growth and it is 
well to keep them, as ideals ; many a man has 
been found wanting because he has failed to 
keep office hours with his soul. 



COLLEGE PAMPHLET. 

The college has in the hands of the printers 
at the present time a pamphlet descriptive of 
Bowdoin that from the proofs would appear 
to be one of the most attractive little books 
that can be found. 

The pamphlet will contain 32 pages 
profusely illustrated with views of the col- 
lege buildings. They are all half-tones and 
will be printed on neat paper, which, with 
attractive type, will make a very pleasing little 



book. There are between 30 and 40 half-tones 
in the book and the descriptive text is from the 
pen of Professor Chapman. It is expected 
that the book will be ready for distribution in 
the near future. 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES. 

The reception given in honor of the Class 
of 1909 in Hubbard Hall, Thursday evening, 
October 12, was a great success, the number 
present being the largest in the history of the 
Association. The speakers of the evening 
were President Hyde, Professor Chapman 
and Rev. Herbert A. Jump. Light refresh- 
ments of ice-cream and Nabiscoes were 
served. 

Sunday, October 15, following chapel, 
Professor Chapman will address the Associa- 
tion in Banister Hall. The Association is 
especially anxious that the new men in 
college join in the work and a cordial invita- 
tion is extended to all the meetings. The 
growth last year was a healthy one and there 
are strong expectations .that the present year 
will be very prosperous. 

The last of October there is to be a Bible 
Study rally which will be addressed by several 
speakers among whom may be mentioned 
Hawkesworth, '06, who has but lately returned 
from Northfield. 



THE PROCTORS. 

The following are the proctors for the ensu- 
ing semester, together with their locations : 

North Winthrop — Williams, 1900. 

South Winthrop — Tucker, '05, and Foster, 

'05- 

North Maine — Stone, '05. 

South Maine — Greene, '05. 

North Appleton — Merryman, '04, Brimi- 
john, '05. 

South Appleton — Cox, '04. 

The proctors this year will be under the 
charge of Mr. Foster. 



COLLEGE CHOIR. 

The chapel choir for this year will be made up as 
follows: Pike, '07, leader, Johnson, '06, Andrews, 
'06, Hatch, 'q6. Hall, '06, Wilson, '07, Leydon, '07, 
Bass, '07, Linnell, '07, Packard, '08, Foss, '08, Archi- 
bald, '08, Cox, '08, Ham, '08, Crowley, '09, Thax- 
ter, '09. 

The regular quartet will consist of Pike, Linnell. 
Leydon and Packard. 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

R. G. WEBBER, 1906, • ■ Editor-in-Chief. 

Associate Editors: 

H. P. WINSLOW, 1906. R. H. HUPPER, igoS. 

H. E. WILSON, 1907. R. A. LEE, 1908. 

R. A. CONY, 1907. H. E. MITCHELL, 1908. 

W. S. LINNELL, 1907. H. G. GIDDINGS, A.B., of the 

A. L. ROBINSON, 1908. Medical School, 1907. 

G. C. SOULE, 1906, . . ■ • Business Manager. 

A. J. VOORHEES, 1907, • Ass't Business Manager. 



Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
ates, alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, 10 cents. 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Lkwiston Journai. Press. 



Vol. XXXV. 



OCTOBER 13, 1905. 



Chapter Houses. 

Upon the completion of the Kappa Sigma 
Chapter House all the fraternities now repre- 
sented in college will be the owners of houses 
of which they, as well as the college as a 
whole, may well be proud. Notwithstanding 
the narrowing effect which Chapter Houses 
are apt to have upon the democratic spirit of 
a college, they have, on the other hand, so 
many advantages that they are decidedly an 
influence for good. The. life in the "Ends" is 
desirable the first two years of a man's course. 
In fact, a man gains much by so doing which 
he is liable to miss if be begins by rooming in 
a Chapter House. Most of our permanent 
acquaintances and friends are formed during 
our Freshman and Sophomore years and life 
in the "Ends" furnishes the best opportunity 



for this essential part of a man's cc 
course. But after a year or more of this life 
of the "Ends" a man has a desire for some- 
thing more refined. The cure for this yearn- 
ing is Chapter House hfe. By it, one gains 
the seclusion which can hardly be secured in 
the "Ends," yet not necessarily at the expense ■ 
of narrowing his circle of friends. That lies 
wholly with the man himself. 

As the number of Chapter Houses increased 
many fears were expressed for the democratic 
spirit which has always characterized this col- 
lege. That these fears were without founda- 
tion is no longer doubted. Every fraternity 
now has a Chapter House, yet our democratic 
spirit is still with us. 'As long as we have 
class meetings, mass meetings and athletic 
gatherings this will be the case. And in addi- 
tion to this democratic spirit there is a grow- 
ing spirit of refinement which is no doubt due 
to the good influence of the Chapter Houses. 

This alone is enough to show that far from 
being an evil, Chapter Houses are a positive 
factor for good and now that the enrollment 
of the college is indisputably on the increase 
we have little to fear in regard to desertion 
of the "Ends." 

The Orient takes pleasure in congratulat- 
ing, collectively and individually, the fraterni- 
ties of the college upon their Chapter Houses 
which add materially as well as otherwise to 
the institution which it is the duty of all of us 
to help improve. 



Football Game with Tufts. 

Bowdoin will enter into athletic relations 
with Tufts College, this fall, after a sever- 
ance of several years, and it is to be hoped 
that the most pleasant relations may exist 
between the two institutions in the future. 
That two educational institutions may have 
pleasant and cordial relations in every way, is 
most desirable. In the nature of things it 
should never be otherwise. Standing for the 
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peculiar in its relation to the world, educa- 
tional institutions have no excuse for 
feelings anj'thing but cordial toward each 
other. However, in athletic contests, in the 
heat and excitement of a close struggle, there 
is apt to be incidents which engender unpleas- 
ant feelings, and which are not so easily for- 
gotten as they should be. But that they should 
be allowed to continue indefinitely and be 
allowed to cause a separation of two nearby 
colleges seems an unreasonable and undesir- 
able condition of affairs. This is the view 
that Bowdoin men take of the athletic relations 
with Tufts and there are probably few, if any, 
Bowdoin men who are not glad that former 
amicable relations are to be renewed. 



Maine at the Expositions. 

Most of the people of Maine are directly or 
indirectly interested in the Lewis & Clark 
Exposition and the Jamestown Exposition. 
However, there are undoubtedly many who do 
not know that the last legislature failed to 
raise money for the proper representation of 
Maine at those great events. It did pass an 
act authorizing the appointment of a State 
Commission, and the reproduction of the Poet 
Longfellow's Birthplace or Home, as our state 
building at the expositions. But as there was 
no appropriation, the expense devolves upon 
private subscription. The Commission was 
appointed by Governor Cobb, it has faithfully 
attended to its duties and the building has 
been erected, but not yet paid for, the Com- 
mission having of course to depend upon the 
liberality and public spirit of Alaine people. 
In its situation the Commission vei-y properly 
solicits the aid of all who have the interests of 
the state at heart and will appreciate subscrip- 
tions and the use of influence toward the suc- 
cess of this enterprise. 

Bowdoin College should be particularly 
interested in this matter. Bowdoin is hon- 
ored in common with Maine in the reproduc- 
tion of the home of her great alumnus, 



"America's Greatest Poet," as the state build- 
ing at Portland, Oregon, and Jamestown, Va. 
Every Bowdoin man, alumnus or undergrad- 
uate, should feel an added interest in this mat- 
ter and should aid in all possible ways, both 
financially and through the various avenues 
of influence who may be open. It should be 
deemed an especial honor to us Bowdoin men 
to show our loyalty to the interests of the state 
and at the same time honor the memory of 
Henry W. Longfellow, whose name has done 
so much to enhance the fame of this col- 
lege the country over. 

But more than this does Bowdoin owe it to 
herself to stand in the forefront in aiding the 
Commission in its efforts to properly represent 
Maine at the expositions. This college has 
ever been in the van in liberality of view and 
independence of thought in educational circles 
in Maine. Whatever may have been the 
motive of the Legislature in withholding the 
necessary funds to carry our part as a state, is 
not the purpose of the writer to discuss. In 
the judgment of progressive citizens Maine 
should avail herself of the great advantage 
gained from representation on occasions of 
this sort. However, public opinion in Maine 
has not yet been aroused to a realization of 
the value of these industrial expositions. The 
college exists not only to teach us to under- 
stand what now is, but to help us to see what 
is not that should be, and to assist in promot- 
ing better conditions. It devolves upon the 
colleges of Maine, and upon none more than 
Bowdoin, to lend all possible influence to edu- 
cate the mind to an appreciation of the value 
of these events, and the necessity of support- 
ing them as a state. 



Orient Board. 

Although early in the college year, it is fit- 
ting to call the attention of the Freshmen to 
the fact that competition for positions on the 
Orient Board will soon begin. Eligibility is 
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material handed in and accepted for publica- 
tion. As the Orient reflects the opinion of 
the student body the Freshman Class should 
soon have several hustling representatives in 
the field. A position on the board of course 
entails more or less hard work, but the honor 
and the practical experience gained far out- 
weigh any such consideration. The paper 
can be kept up to its high standard only by 
hard work and plenty of workers, and it is 
hoped by the editorial board that every ambi- 
tious Freshman will come out and try for the 
three positions to be filled. Notice for a con- 
ference with the editor-in-chief will appear 
shortlv. 



A Mystery. 

There are mysteries about all things in life, 
and there are a few about Bowdoin students. 
One in particular was noticeable to all who 
went to the foot-ball game, Saturday — 
particularly noticeable to the management 
of the team. It was the small attendance. 
No one can deny that Bowdoin men have col- 
lege spirit. It's a fact that we turn out splen- 
did athletic teams year after year, sometimes 
with small material to select from. We have 
the determination and a splendid spirit for 
work. And yet — and here is where the mys- 
tery comes in — many of the best games ot the 
season, both in baseball and football, go by 
with an attendance that is ridiculous, — if 
nothing worse. Last Saturday saw one of 
the best football teams in the Eastern States 
battle with Bowdoin, and also saw Bowdoin 
fight a splendid game against the odds. 
Everything contributed to a fine game — but 
the crowd, and they didn't contribute. The 
management came out without enough money 
to pay the bills — ^and that is the sad part of it. 
Why was it? 



EXETER CLUB. 

The Exeter Club held its first meeting with 
the Gumbel Brothers last Monday evening. The 
business transacted consisted of the election of 
officers and the outlining of work for the coming 



year. The matter of the number of regular meet- 
ings each year was arranged, it being decided that 
there should lie tlivcc regular meetings, and, of 
course, any numijcr nf special meetings. The offi- 
cers elected were a>; follows : President, Philip F. 
Chapman, '06; vice-president, Neal W. Allen, '07; 
secretary and treasurer, Roger L. Thaxter, '09. An 
executive committee was also elected to attend to 
other duties. 



IDanous IFnterests, 



MUSICAL CLUBS. 

The work of the musical clubs is not as yet 
luider way and no definite idea of the make-up 
and talent that will be in the clubs can be 
formed except in a general way. So far as. 
can be judged, however, the clubs will be as 
good as usual. The loss of Denning and 
Ryan, the two tenors of last year's clubs, will, 
of course, be a loss that cannot be easily filled, 
Ijut no dottbt good material will be at hand 
when the time comes. Rehearsals will begin 
the last of the present month. 



TRACK WORK. 



Track work has begun in earnest, but more 
men should come out. The Freshmen, espe- 
cially, should begin work this fall, for the fall 
training is of great benefit and help to turn- 
ing out a fast man in the spring. Ex-Capt. 
Rowe is down on the field every afternoon 
from 3.30 to 5.30. Among the members of 
last year's team who are out are Capt. Tobey, 
'06, Kimball, '07, D. Robinson, '07, and 
Shorey, '07. 

GOLF. 

Upton, '07, is planning to take a golf team to Port- 
land, to-morrow, to play a team representing the 
Portland Athletic Club. There are several good 
players in college among whom may be mentioned 
Brown. '07, Packard, '08, Hichborn, '07, Fiske, '09, 
and others. Five men will make up the team. 



TENNIS. 



There seems to be more or less interest in tennis 
this fall, and a number of the students are seen on 
the various courts each day. Although it is early to 
talk of intercollegiate tennis, it would seem that 
Bowdoin's prospects ought to be unusually good 
with Tobey, '06, and Paine, '06, as a nucleus for the 
next spring's team. They are both fast men, and 
with other material to select from, Bowdoin should 
have a very strong team. 



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College IFlotes. 

Just a week to initiations. 
Ben W. Morse, Class of 1908, has left college to 
enter Harvard. 

Several students attended the musical festival at 
Portland this week. 

Archibald, '04, has been a visitor on the campus 
during the past week. 

Grant Pierce, '03, has been visiting the college 
during the past week. 

Topsham Fair has been a drawing card with the 
students during the past three days. 

A. L. Laferriere. '01, now at Hebron Academy, 
was on the campus Saturday and Sunday. 

To-morrow will occur the second game in the 
Sophomore-Freshman series — if the weather is fair. 

All who observe the back of the heating plant 
chimney probably notice that "Phi Chi" is still alive. 

A large number of students have attended the 
Topsham Fair. A number of Freshmen went to see 
Triangle trot. 

Gunning is a popular sport this year. The birds 
are thick and as hard to hit as usual. Why not 
form a gun club? 

Ole Hanson, Class of 1908, has left college to 
take up the study of naval architecture at Webb 
Academy, New York. 

The college library was closed last Saturday after- 
noon, because of the fact that there were no recita- 
tions during the day. 

A meeting of the Athletic Council was held last 
Saturday afternoon, but only business of . minor 
importance was transacted. 

There is another good chance for a sectional club 
here at Bowdoin among the Hebron men, there 
being about 15 men from there in college. 

Coach Hogan of the Exeter football team, 
remained over Sunday in Brunswick as the guest of 
the Gumbel brothers and of the D. K. E. fraternity. 

Redmond, '07, who was at his home in Massachu- 
setts, the latter part of last week, where he was 
called by the illness of relatives, returned to college, 
Monday. 

A meeting of the '07 Bugle board was held with 
Duddy, last Monday evening, for the purpose of dis- 
cussing matters pertaining to the next issue of the 
college annual. 

A large number of the students took advantage of 
the Saturday holiday of last week to visit their 
homes over Saturday and Sunday. Doubtless more 
will do the same to-morrow. 

Stanley Williams, '05, was a visitor at the col- 
lege this week. Mr. Williams will engage in bank- 
ing business with a New York house and will sail 
for London on Saturday in connection with the 
work. 

The Sophomore proclamation to Freshmen was 
posted last Friday night. The "instructions" are 
not radically different from former years, although 
the green ribbon requirement is a somewhat unique 
feature. 



W. A. Powers, '06, who has been very ill with 
typhoid fever at Albuquerque, N. M., is still at that 
place. Although his condition is improved, it is not 
thought that he will be able to leave that place for 
about two months. 

J. M. Chandler, '08, is getting out a book of 
Bowdoin songs. Our distinctive college songs have 
never before been printed except on stray sheets, 
easily lost, and the idea of a bound collection 
deserves encouragement. 

Messrs. Burns and Favor of Gardiner, who pre- 
sented "King Pepper," last winter, under the aus- 
pices of the Baseball Association, were in town, 
Wednesday evening, with a view to the presentation 
of their new opera, "Fedalma," the coming winter. 

"The Homeland" was rendered very effectively 
Sunday by the chapel quartet, composed of Pike, '07, 
leader, second bass ; Linnell, '07, first bass ; Leydon, 
'07, second tenor ; Packard, '08, first tenor. These 
men will probably compose the quartet all the first 
semester. 

Walter Clarke, a former Bowdoin halfback, and 
Cox, '04, were among the Bowdoin athletes who were 
slated to play' on the Portland athletic team last Sat- 
urday. The Portland papers contained pictures of 
both men in issues of last week. Cox is handling 
the Fort McKinley team this fall. 



SOPHOMORE-FRESHMAN BALL GAME. 

The Sophomores won the first game in the series 
with the Freshmen on the Delta grounds, last Sat- 
urday afternoon, the game being a close and excit- 
ing one from beginning to end. There was some 
good ball playing, and some otherwise — mostly the 
latter. There was the usual amount of noise inci- 
dent to these class contests, this being the real 
feature of the contest. The next game will be 
played to-morrow if the weather is good. 

The summary : 

1908. 

AB R BH PO A E 

Hayes, c 6 2 i 3 i i 

Orrington, 2b 5 i o 3 3 2 

Stanwood, p 6 3 4 i 8 o 

Sanborn, ib 5 2 2 14 o 3 

Hyde, 3b 5 o o o o I 

Robinson, rf 4 o o o o i 

Bower, If 4 o 2 i o 2 

Donnell, ss 4 2 o i 2 o 

Westcott, cf 3 2 I 2 o o 

Totals 42 12 10 26* 14 g 

1909. 

AB R BH ro A E 

Bower, 3b, c 5 2 4 o 3 o 

Harris, p. cf, 2b 6 t i o o 2 

Dresser, 2b, 3b 5 o i 3 o i 

Brewster, If 4 i o o o o 

Atwood, cf, rf 4 2 I I o i 

Ellis, ss 5 o o o I o 

Hughes, lb i o o 2 o i 

Richardson, ib S i i 7 2 

Harlow, rf i o o o o o 

Baxter, c 4 3 2 11 i o 



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X 



Morrill, p 4* 2 2 o i o 

McDade i o o o o o 

Totals 45 12 12 24* 9 5 

igo8 2 2 o 4 I o 2 2—13 

1909 I o I 2 2 I 3 o 2—12 

Three-base hit— Stanwood. Base on balls— By 
Stanwood, 2; by Harris, 2: by Morrill, 5. Struck 
out— By Stanwood, 2; by Harris, 4; by Morrill, 7. 
Hit by pitched ball — Atwood, Brewster, Westcott. 
Wild pitches — Stanwood, Morrill. Umpire — Hodg- 
son, '06. Time — 2.30. 

*Bower out on infield fly. Westcott out for inter- 
ence with player. Winning runs made with one 
man out. 



HARVARD, 16; BOWDOIN, o. 

In spite of the fact that the team has had but very 
little practice, played only one game and that with 
Fort Preble, and was handicapped by the loss of 
Captain Chapman, it was able to hold the strong 
Harvard team down to 16 points in the game of 
last Saturday. Though the game was characterized 
by frequent fumbling and poor plays on both sides, 
it is admitted that our team put up a plucky fight 
of which the college may well be proud. 

The game opened by Bowdoin winning the toss 
and taking the wind. Brill kicked off for Harvard 
and Bowdoin, finding the Harvard line firm, kicked 
to mid-field. From that point Harvard carried the 
ball to Bowdoin's goal line and sent Hanley over 
for the first touchdown. Cuniff missed the goal. 

Bass then kicked off and the ball hit Cuniff, 
rebounding to Bass. After an exchange of kicks, 
the half ended with the ball in Bowdoin's possession 
on her own fifteen-yard line. 

In the second half Bowdoin kicked off and New- 
hall ran the ball back to the 45-yard line. Hall 
kicked to Bowdoins 30-yard line and Blair lost 25 
yards on a poor pass for a kick. It was then Har- 
vard's ball on Bowdoin's 5-yard line. Squires went 
over the goal line on the first play and White kicked 
the goal. When play was resumed. Harvard made 
four bad fumbles and in addition was penalized 30 
yards for holding. However, the ground thus lost 
was regained by a fumble by Bowdoin, two end 
runs and a quarterback run. Newhall went over 
for the third touchdown. Leonard punted out for 
the try at goal but White missed. The game ended 
a moment after the kick-off. 

Line-up and summary : 

Harvard. Bowdoin. 

O'Brien, Grant, Bird, le le, J. Drummond. 

Brill, Spear, k It, Skolfield. 

Parker, Kurzberg, Ig Ig, Hawkesworth. 

Cuniff, White, c : c, Thomas, Buttrick. 

Peirce, McFedon. rg rg, R. G. Powers. 

Burgess, rt rt, Stacey. 

Burnham, Hall, re.... re, W. Drummond, Crowley. 

Newhall. qb qb, Bass, Blair. 

Foster, Leonard, Ihb Ihb. Green, Gastonguay. 

Wendall, Nesmith, rhb rhb, Redman. 

Hanley, Somes, fb fb, Blanchard, Adams. 

Umpire — Mr. Brown, Harvard. Referee— Mr. 
Murchie, Bowdoin. Linemen — Spear, Harvard ; 
Haynes. Bowdoin. Touchdowns — Newhall, Squires, 
Hanley. Goal— White. Time— I2j^-minute periods. 
Attendance — 2,000. 



EXETER, 12 ; BOWDOIN, o. 

On Saturday. October 7. Bowdoin met the Exeter 
team in the third game of the season. The contest 
opened at 2.10, a little earlier than the usual hour, 
because the Exeter boys were compelled to return 
before night. For scvera 1 years Bowdoin could 
hardly have expected to win these games from the 
fact that her team has been so greatly outweighed 
by the stocky men from Exeter. This year was 
no exception for Exeter brought down a team 
which outweighed Bowdoin's team to the amount of 
forty pounds a man. Nevertheless the college can- 
not be disappointed in the showing of the team. It 
showed the fight and persistence which is character- 
istic of Bowdoin's teams every year, and we should 
feel very hopeful for a successful season in Maine. 

The game opened with Exeter's kick-off to J. 
Drummond who was downed with no gain. Bowdoin 
failed to gain and was obliged to punt. Exeter 
brought the ball back twenty yards and then by hard 
and fast rushes drove the ball over the line for the 
first touchdown, kicked the goal and the score was 
6 to o for Exeter in three and one-half minutes 
after play began. Bowdoin kicked off to Exeter, 
who lo,st the ball on a fumble. Bowdoin was una- 
ble to gain, however, and punted. Exeteir then 
rushed the Ijall down the field with apparent ease 
till the ball was near Bowdoin's goal and then every 
play was advanced with more and more difficulty 
till the ball was pushed over for the second touch- 
down after six and one-half minutes' play. The 
goal was kicked and the score stood 12 to o in Exe- 
ter's favor. 

After the kick-off, Exeter punted back, then Bow- 
doin, too, was soon compelled to punt. Exeter 
failed to gain and lost the ball on a fumble. Exeter 
was frequently penalized for off-side play, but Bow- 
doin was again forced to punt. Exeter started to 
advance the ball but lost it on a fumble. Exeter 
was penalized again and again for offside play and 
the half closed with the ball in Bowdoin's posses- 
sion at her 40-yard line. 

It was in the second half that the team made its 
best stand and fought for every inch, succeeding 
in holding the heavy team against it from scoring. 

The half opened by Hafford kicking to Bergen on 
the 40-yard line. Hart and Bergen made no gain 
but Barry circled the left end for eight yards and 
Hart followed with 4 yards. Exeter tried the line 
and it held. It then started a series of skin-tackle 
plays and found itself offside, being penalized five 
yards. 

The game ended with the ball in Bowdoin's pos- 
session in the centre of the field — neither team 
scoring. 

The line-up : 

Bowdoin. Exeter. 

J. Drummond, le le, Vaughan. 

Stacy, It It, Hunton. 

Powers, Ig !g, Macfayden. 

Buttrick, c c, C. Cooney. 

Foss, rg rg, Blain. 

Skolfield, rt rt. Power. 

W. Drummond, re re, Gilroy. 

Bass, qb qb, Bergen. 

Gastonguay. Ihb Ihb, Weichtel and Barry. 

Hafford, rhb rhb. Hart. 

Blanchard, Adams, fb fb, McCooney. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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Officials — Cleveland of Amherst and Stevenson of 
Exeter. Linesmen — L. Gumbel, Exeter, and J. 
Gumbel of Bowdoin. 

In the second half, Bowdoin took a big brace and 
showed snch improvement in speed and strength 
to give the Bowdoin supporters great encourage- 
ment. 



1l!x /TOemoriam. 



THE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE. 

October 14 — Amherst at Amherst. 

October 21 — Fort McKinley at Brunswick. 

October 28— Tufts at Portland. 

November 4 — Colby at Waterville. 

November 11 — Bates at Lewiston. 

November 18 — University of Alaine at Brunswick. 



THE FACULTY. 

President Hyde spoke at Wellesley College, last 
Sunday. 

Professor L. A. Lee began a course of lectures 
before the Bangor Theological Seminary students, 
last week. He is also conducting classes at that 
institution in connection with the lectures, going to 
Bangor each Friday for that purpose. Professor 
Lee will deliver a series of 10 lectures in that city. 



©bituari?. 



CLASS OF 1848. 
Oliver Stevens was born in Andover, Mass.. in 
1825. Graduating from Bowdoin in 1848, two years 
later he was admitted to the bar, after a course in 
Harvard Law School. In 1S56 and 1857 he was 
President of the Boston City Council. In i860 he 
became a delegate to the Charleston Convention and 
took charge of the eastern management of the cam- 
paign of Stephen A. Douglass. In 1875 he entered 
upon the duties of district attorney for Suffolk 
County, in which capacity he served continuously 
until about three weeks before his death. In all bis 
thirty years of service, no justice of the supericf 
bench was ever known to disapprove his recom- 
mendations in a case. It was more often that it 
was asked what the district attorney suggested 
regarding the disposition of all sorts of cases, .^fter 
a long and eminently successful career, he tendered 
his resignation to Governor Douglass in the latter 
part of July and about three weeks later on August 
23. 1905, death came at his summer home in North 
.\ndover. 

Allan Clemence Fling was born in Portland, -Me., 
October 9, 1870. He prepared for college at Port- 
land High School where he graduated in 1889 being 
a Brown Medal scholar. He entered Bowdoin in 
the fall of 1890 but remained only one year. The 
following year he entered the University of 
Nebraska, where he received his degree in 1894 
attaining Phi Beta Kappa honors. In 1895 he was 
elected teacher of Greek and Latin in Nebraska 
High Schoo' which position he occupied until com- 
pelled to retire on account of failing health. He 
died on July 16 1905. 



By the death of Oliver Stevens of the Class of 
1848, the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon has sus- 
tained the loss of one of its oldest and most honored 
members. 

For more than a quarter of a centurj', Mr. 
Stevens was district attorney for Suffolk County. 
During this long period of public service he won 
the admiration of friends and opponents alike by 
his able, honest judgments, and was a powerful 
force for purity in politics and the advancement of 
the interests of justice. 

The Kappa Chapter deeply mourns his loss and 
extends its heart-felt .sympathy to his bereaved wife 
and relatives. 

RoBiE Reed Stevens, 
Francis R. Upton, Jr., 
Neal Willis Cox, 

For the Chapter. 

By the death of Allan Clemence Fling of the Class 
of 1893, the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon has sus- 
tained the loss of an honored brother. 

Humbly bowing before the will of the Almighty, 
the members of the Kappa Chapter deeply mourn 
the loss of a beloved brother and extend to the 
bereaved relatives and friends their sincere sympa- 
thy. 

RoBiE Reed Stevens. 
Francis R. Upton, Jr.. 
Ne.\l Willis Cox, 

For the Chapter. 



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VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 20, 1905. 



NO. 12. 



NEW KAPPA SIGMA HOUSE. 

The Orient presents with this issue a cut 
of the new Kappa Sigma house at the corner 
of College and Harpswell streets, and which is 
now practically completed. The members ot 
the fraternity expect to be able to occupy the 
house about the first of November. 



of the structure at the termination of the 
piazzas. 

The dining and living rooms will occupy the 
main part of the ground floor, the former 
occupying the cast portion, while the latter 
will extend across the front part of the floor 
next the main entrance. The dining-room 
will be downstairs. 



GupTEK House. 

Boudoin Collie rt 



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auaviiiSiira'iii'Jii.it'''" 



THE KSE'W KAPPA SIGMA HOUSE. 



While the house is somewhat smaller than 
some of the fraternity houses about college, 
in location and in artistic and convenience of 
arrangement the house is a gem, and the 
undergraduate body and' alumni may well feel 
proud of their college home. 

The house fronts on Harpswell Street, 
where the main entrance will be. There will 
be a piazza extending around three sides of 
the house, the east being the only side 
where there will be no piazza. There will 
also be entrances on the north and south sides 



On the second floor are four suites of rooms 
and the bath room, all of which are arranged 
in a most convenient manner. On the third 
floor will be the fraternity hall and another 
suite of rooms. Throughout the house is most 
artistic in its arrangement and appearance. 
The downstairs rooms are finished in birch. 

The house will accommodate 10 men. The 
general dimensions of the main part of the 
house is 50x30. The work of construction 
has been done by Contra'ctor Ballard of Lew- 
iston. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



PRESIDENT HYDE AT SUNDAY 
CHAPEL. 

President Hyde's remarks last Sunday were 
in reference chiefly to our Christian Associa- 
tions. He said in part: "There has come to 
be a great diff^erence between profession and 
confession. The word profession has worked 
to our disadvantage in the church and our 
association, by its being taken as implying per- 
fection. But no man should be asked to join 
himself with any church or association if pro- 
fession were to be asked of him ; the word is 
dishonest and insincere. Profession looks 
back, confession looks forward. Profession is 
subjective; confession is objective. 

The Christian Association ought to stand 
for confession of Christ, not profession of 
him. Confession does not mean perfection, 
but does mean that we recognize one who is 
perfect that His perfection may pass into us. 

We all recognize that Christ stands for the 
perfect life and for what we all ought to be 
and desire to be ; and the Association stands 
for those who recognize the spiritual suprem- 
acy of Christ, practically, not theoretically. 

We all belong to the Association and can do 
it good ; it stands for the practical help, the 
social life, and the unity of the students. It 
invites all new students to share in the spirit- 
ual help here provided for us. 

Confession is good for us ; do not confound 
profession with confession of the Highest Per- 
son the world has ever known and loved. 

BASEBALL PROSPECTS. 

Only a preliminarv view of baseball outlook 
is possible at this season of the year, yet with 
the advent of a new class in college the stu- 
dents and others feel a keen interest in this 
branch of athletics, even at this early date. It 
seems safe to say that Bowdoin's prospects 
are very bright indeed. 

With but three men -of last year's cham- 
pionship team lost by graduation, and with an 
exceptionally large amount of new material to 
select from, the outlook is perhaps better than 
for a long time. 

In the box Files, who did the greater part 
of the pitching last year, is still in college and 
is believed to be in much better form than a 
year ago, as the result of a summer's season 
in fast baseball company. Another man is 
Hafford, a Freshman from Somerville, Mass., 



who comes to college this year with an envia- 
ble record as a pitcher. He ought to be a 
splendid acquisition to the pitching staff, while 
Sparks is a third man who has established a 
record in baseball during the past summer. 
These are a most promising trio for the box, 
while Harris, '09, is expected to be a good 
man. 

Behind the bat the situation is different. 
As to whether Abbott of the Medical School, 
who caught last year, will be in the game next 
spring, is not known. If he is, there is no 
reason to worry over this place. If not, 
Greene of the Medical School, who played 
first base last spring would be a logical candi- 
date, as he has played the backstop position 
before. It is stated, however, that he may 
not be out the coming year. Lawrence, who 
has caught on the second is also a man who 
will be a candidate. 

At first base the chances are that a new 
man will have an opportunity to make the 
position, if Greene is behind the bat or out of 
the game. Clarke, '07, who was a promising 
candidate last year, is in college, and with 
other material at hand, the position should be 
made a strong one. Greene, '09, and Piper, 
'07, are both good men. 

At second base Captain Hodgsdon will 
unquestionably preside over his former terri- 
tory. He played a remarkable game at this 
position last year and this place will doubtless 
be one of the strong ones of the team. Pike 
and Dresser will also be candidates for this 
place. 

At short there will be an opening for a man 
to fill the place of White. There will proba- 
bly be two active candidates for this position 
in Bower, '07, and Blair, '09, both of whom 
are known to be fast men. Packard, '08, is 
also a fast man. 

At third Stanwood, '08, will doubtless have 
things much his own way, although Crowley 
and others may make things interesting from 
time to time. 

The outfield positions ought to be easily 
cared for. Captain Clarke is the only man 
lost by graduation here and with the substi- 
tute pitchers, Ellis and Piper still in college 
there should be no great difficulty to fill the 
places with strong men. 

White, Clarke and Lewis, the three men 
lost by graduation were strong men, but the 
outlook is very promising despite the loss. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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There are, of course, a large number of men 
ill the Freshmen Class whose base-ball quali- 
fications are as yet unknown, and it is safe to 
predict that from the number some fine mate- 
rial may be developed when the winter and 
spring practice is gotten under way. 



MASSACHUSETTS CLUB. 

The first meeting of the Massachusetts Club 
for the present year was held last Saturday 
evening. The club starts on the year with 
most flattering prospects and with a greatly 
increased membership, there being a total of 
32 members this year. When the club was 
organized there was but about a dozen Massa- 
chusetts men in college and this remarkable 
growth is most pleasing to members of the 
club, as well as to the college. 



will be given in the Town Hall. By hard, 
conscientious work the management believe 
that another successful minstrel show may be 
given this year. Of the six end men of the 
show given two years ago, three are 
now in college. They are the Gumbel Broth- 
ers and "Bobby" Hodgson, and with these as 
a nucleus doubtless a fine combination can be 
worked out. Rehearsals will begin at the end 
of the football season and no pains will be 
spared to make the event one of the events of 
the winter season. 

There had been some thought of producing 
the opera "Fedalma," written by Messrs. 
Burns and Favor, under whose direction 
"King Pepper'' was so successfully given, last 
winter, but after a careftil inspection of the 
musical parts it was decided that they were 
too difficult for the talent now in college. 



HEBRON CLUB. 

All the graduates of Hebron Academy now 
in college met at room 9, Winthrop Hall, last 
Thursday evening, and organized a club to be 
known as the Hebron Club of Bowdoin Col- 
lege. Its student membership numbers four- 
ten, with Professor W. B. Mitchell as honor- 
ary member. The charter members are : 

F. E. R. Piper, C. H. Bradford, '06; W. E. 
Speake, C. J. Fernald, C. F. Stetson, '07 ; J. L. 
Gray, H. S. Stanwood, R. H. Hupper, '08; R. 
H. Ellis, R. W. Messer, G. W. Cole, R. E. 
Bridge, W. C. Sparks, and H. B.' Morrill, '09. 

The officers are : President, F. E. R. Piper, 
"06 ; Vice-President, J. L. Gray, '08 ; Secre- 
tary and Treasurer, R. H. Hupper, '08 ; Exec- 
'utive Committee, H. S. Stanwood, '08, W. E. 
Speake, '07, R. H. Ellis, '09. 

The club is to ,work for the interest of both 
Hebron and Bowdoin. It has the largest 
membership of the fitting school clubs and 
with the good field it has to work is assured 
of success. 

MINSTREL SHOW THIS WINTER. 

The baseball management has decided to 
give a minstrel show this winter for the ben- 
efit of the association, permission having been 
granted for the same at the faculty meeting 
held last Monday evening. 

The minstrel show will probably be given 
January 19, and like all local entertainments. 



THE FACULTY. 

The date of the lecture by Professor Wil- 
liam T. Foster of Bowdoin College, which is 
an extra attraction in the Sweetser course, 
has been definitely settled for the evening of 
November 16. The subject of Professor Fos- 
ter's lecture will be "Robert Louis Stevenson," 
and is one that will interest the people of the 
two cities, particularly high school and acad- 
emy students. — Biddeford Journal. 

President Hyde returned, Saturday even- 
ing, from Boston, where he had been in attend- 
ance on the annual meeting of New England 
Colleges and Preparatory Schools. 

Prof. L. A. Lee presided at a meeting of the 
Natural History Society held in Portland last 
Monday evening. 

Professor Chapman will be one of the 
speakers in the lecture course given before the 
University of Maine students the coming win- 
ter. He will speak January 19. 

'68 PRIZE SPEAKERS. 

The names of the men selected to partici- 
pate in the '68- prize speaking contest have 
been announced, and are as follows : 

Philip Roy Andrews of Kennebunk. 
James Austin Bartlett of Richmond. 
Philip Freeland Chapman of Portland. 
Charles Lafif Favinger of Frederica, Del. 
Cyrus Clyde Shaw of North Gorham. 
Harold Stanwood Stetson of Brunswick. 



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Vol. XXXV. 



OCTOBER 20, 1905. 



Mass Meeting Tuesday Evening. 
All out. 

Some Advice. 

To give advice to Freshmen is the fashion 
of the season, and in order to be in the fash- 
ionable circle, the Orient will volunteer a few 
words to Freshmen in general and the present 
Freshman Class in particular. A Freshman 
has a great deal to learn. He doesn't always 
know it, but it is a fact nevertheless. The 
average Freshman, unless, he be a little more 
mature in years than the average, considers 
but two or three things as being the prime 
necessities of the college man, and that all 
others are merely incidental. This ideal is 
usually a pair of baggy trousers, a cigarette 
and a nonchalant air. These are the real 
attributes. Before he gets his degree he will 
learn that there are a number of other things — 
manhood, character, scholarship and a few 



other now apparently incidental requirements 
that really do count in college and will con- 
tinue to count when he goes out into the old 
world. 

But now it is different. If he can smoke 
"artistically" — that is, can blow the smoke 
through his nose without coughing, and carry 
the hands in the pocket — then, and not until 
then, is he a real, genuine college man. 

It is to these that the Orient wishes to 
speak. Freshman, get this foolish fallacy out 
of your head. If you don't some of the upper 
classmen will have the pleasure of doing it for 
you. Just try to realize that a college man is 
a good deal more than you at present think 
and try to learn to be a genuine man and to be 
a college man will be easy. It will save you 
lots of trouble and make you a credit to your- 
self and to the college before you are a Senior. 

Monument for Mr. Reed. 

The Orient prints below a clipping from 
one of the Maine dailies relative to the attempt 
that is being made to erect a monument to the 
memory of Thomas Brackett Reed in the city 
of Portland. That such an attempt may be 
brought to a successful termination is tne 
wish of every loyal Bowdoin man, but at the 
same time he cannot but regret that some sort 
of statue of Mr. Reed as well as those of some 
of our famous alumni could not be erected on 
the Bowdoin campus. Attempts were made 
not long ago to raise a fund for a Hawthorne 
statue, but ' the attempt met with small 
response from Bovi'doin alumni and students, 
and for this reason it would appear useless to 
agitate similar attempts in memory of Mr. 
Reed. Yet the Orient cannot let the oppor- 
tunity go b)' without calling the matter to the 
attention of its readers in the hope that some 
loyal alumni, who is in circumstances to lend 
aid, will become interested in the matter. 

The clipping follows : 

The association formed to raise subscriptions for 
a monument to the^ late Speaker Reed have begun 
the work of raising money for that purpose among 
the people of Portland. We understood, says The 
Argus, that a large sum has already been subscribed 
voluntarily by friends of Mr. Reed in other places, 
and that if the interest shown by those Portland 
people already approached is continued by others, 
the erection of the monument is assured. And it 
will, moreover, be a monument of which the people 
of Portland and of Maine may well be proud. The 
association propose to engage the services of one 



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of the first sculptors of the time ; and are confident 
that the results will be a work that will be a great 
attraction of Portland in the years to come. 

About Football. 

The interest in football has been poor 
indeed dtiring- a portion of the past week. 
Last Monday there was but 17 men out for 
practice. Does Bowdoin expect to win the 
State championship with this kind of work? 
There is not an average sized preparatory 
school in Maine but what has this number of 
men out for practice nearly any afternoon in 
the week. Is Bowdoin spirit dead or only 
sleeping? If the latter let us wake up, else 
there will be a rude awakening later on. 

New Hampshire's Forests. 

The Orient is in receipt of Forestry and 
Irrigation, containing articles relative to the 
attempt that is being made by the Society foi 
the Protection of New Hampshire Forests to 
preserve the White Mountain forests. The 
magazine contains strong articles from the pen 
of Dr. Edward Everett Hale, Senator Gallin- 
ger and others in favor of the preservation of 
these forests by making them a National 
Reservation. While the Orient is not famil- 
iar with the exact plan that is proposed, it 
would seem from a superficial consideration of 
the proposition that the plan is worthy of com- 
mendation and one that should receive the 
undivided support of all college men as well as 
others. 



Fall Tennis. 

With our attention all concentrated on foot- 
ball this fall we seem to have forgotten our 
annual college tennis tournament. This tour- 
nament caused not a little interest last year 
and was of much profit in bringing out men 
who will perhaps make the team before the 
end of their college career. Such a tourna- 
ment is one of the college activities which 
show the talent of the Freshmen early in the 
year and help to make them interested in col- 
lege afifairs. Tennis, unlike either baseball or 
football, is not limited to one particular season, 
but extends, throughout spring, summer and 
autumn. Then, again, everyone feels a bet- 
ter return for his subscription if he can 
indulge in such a contest himself. Winter 
will soon be here, when, for a time, we are com- 
pelled to abandon all sports, so why should 



we not take advantage of the short time left 
to encourage and enjoy all the athletic contests 
]30ssible? Perhaps the management will 
think it admirable to offer cups as was done 
last year, but whatever is done must be done 
quickly. 



NOTICES. 

(Owing to typographical errors the notices rela- 
tive to the appointment of Professor McCrea as 
excuse officer, and the regulations relating to mak- 
ing up of conditions, which appeared in a previous 
issue of the Orient, are printed again in order to 
avoid confusion.) 

By vote of the faculty the "appointed time 
for removing conditions," as described in the 
college regulations, is interpreted to mean one 
year from the date when the condition is 
incurred, except in any case where special 
provision is made. 

By vote of the faculty, at last Monday 
night's meeting it was voted that the names 
of all men who take part in intercollegiate 
athletic contests, must be handed into the reg- 
istrar's office by the captain or managers 
before such contests take place. 

Professor McCrea will act as excuse officer 
during the present year and all excuses for 
chapel cuts and from recitations must be pre- 
sented to him at the registrar's office. His 
hours will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 
Thursdays, and excuses must be presented at 
these times. 

The notice relating to the furnishing of 
bonds by new men in college have been posted 
and all men who have not as yet furnished 
them will be required to do so by November i. 



MASS MEETING. 
A mass meeting will be held in Memorial 
Hall next Tuesday evening for the purpose of 
arousing football and track interest. The 
interest among the students during the past 
week has been lamentable, both in reference 
to the number of men in the squad and in the 
students on the side lines. Something needs 
to be done and the mass meeting will be held 
to arouse the students to a realizing sense of 
the situation. The tickets for the Tufts game 
will be put on sale at this time. The number 
of tickets to the cheering section is limited, so 
it will be advisable for all who wish to go to 
be on hand at the mass meeting-. 



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FRESHMAN TRACK MEET WITH 
BATES. 

Arrangements have been made for a dual 
track meet between the Bowdoin and Bates 
Freshmen for a meet to be held the second of 
November, and already arrangements are well 
under wav for the event. This is the first time 
that Bates has accepted an invitation to a dual 
meet with Bowdoin classes, although invita- 
tions have been extended several times. 

Doubtless there will be considerable interest 
in a meet of this kind. The Bowdoin Fresh- 
men are taking hold of the matter in earnest, 
somewhere between 20 and 30 of their number 
being out for practice each day. Roger Thax- 
ter has been elected captain of the Bowdoin 
team and Harold Burton has been chosen man- 
ager. The meet will be held on Whittier Field, 
probably the first of November. 

AMHERST, 22; BOWDOIN, o. 

On Saturday October 14 Bowdoin met 
Amherst at Amherst. The game was a good 
one, each team fighting hard throughout the 
whole time of play. Bowdoin was greatly 
outweighed, but nevertheless the light men 
put up a fight worthy of the college. 

Bowdoin won the toss and Amherst started 
the game. After receiving the kick Bowdoin 
advanced the ball by repeated line plunges to 
Amherst's 40-yarcl line where it was lost on a 
fumble. This was the only time during the 
whole game that Bowdoin advanced the ball 
any great distance, she concentrating all her 
subsequent efiforts on attempting to stop the 
rapid play of her heavier opponents. For the 
rest of the first half Amherst carried the ball 
slowly but surely toward Bowdoin's goal. 
This was crossed shortly before time was 
called. The try for a goal failed and the score 
stood Amherst 5. 

During the first half Bowdoin did her best 
work. The line held "well in spite of the 
greater weight of the Amherst team, while 
the backs and ends worked hard in stopping 
end plays and on the secondary defense. Bow- 
doin's team played itself out in the first half 
while the Amherst team played a much 
stronger game and played with more snap in 
the second half. 

In the second half Bowdoin kicked ofif to 
Amherst and Amherst soon had scored another 
touchdown after a series of trick and end 



plays. The goal was kicked. During the 
remainder of tiie half Amherst added two 
more touchdowns to her score and kicked both 
goals. 

The final score at the end of the second half 
stood: Amherst 23, Bowdoin o. 

The line-up : 

Amherst. Bowdoin. 

R. Cook, le J. Drummond (Crowley). 

Bryant, It It., Skolfield. 

Beiirends. Ig Ig., Buttrick. 

Gildersleeve, c c. McDade (Thomas). 

Osborne, rg rg., Powers. 

Kilbourne, rt rt., Stacey (Haley) . 

Curby, Priddy, re re., W. Drummond. 

Shattuck, Lewis, qb qb, Blair (Bass). 

Spring, Hubbard, Ihb Ihb., Greene, 

Gehnholz. Hubbard. fb.,,.fb., Blanchard (Adams), 
Powell, Lewis, r r,, Hafford, 

Referee — Weymouth (Yale). Umpire — Berry 
(University of Nebraska). Head linesman — In- 
galls (Brown), 

Length of halves — 20 and 15 minutes. 



THE TUFTS GAME. 

Manager Sewall of the football team has 
completed arrangements for those who wish 
to attend the Tufts game at Portland next week, 
and it is hoped that the greater part of the 
student body will improve the opportunity of 
seeing the game. 

A cheering section has been arranged for and 
all students will wish to be in this place before 
and during the game in order to give the 
team the support it deserves. Manager 
Sewall has a limited number of tickets for this 
section, and they will be placed on sale next 
Tuesday night at the mass-meeting. 

A special train will probably be run in to the 
game from Brunswick, and it is expected the 
fare will be but $1.00, which will make it possi- 
ble for all to attend. 



Y. M. C. A. 

The reception of last Thursday evening was 
characterized by a pleasing lack of formality, 
and the affair 'was pronounced the most suc- 
cessful ever held. A large number of Fresh- 
men were present. The committee were Bart- 
lett and Johnson, '06, Buttrick, '07. 

It is hoped that more of the new meji will 
attend the regular meetings in Banister Hall. 
The hours are 7 p.m Thursday and 1.30 p.m. 
Sunday. 

Professor Chapman addressed the meeting 
Sunday after chapel. 



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CLASS BALL GAME. 

The Freshmen defeated the Sophomores by 
the score of 22 to 6 in the second game of the 
interclass series on the Delta grounds, last 
Saturday afternoon. The game was charac- 
terized by loose ball playing and the manifes- 
tation of more or less spirit on the part 
of both classes. 

This is the second game and a third contest 
will be necessary, as both teams have now won 
one game each. The summary : 

1909. 

AB R BH PO A E 

Bo wer, 3b 7 2 4 i 3 o 

Dresser, 2b 7 2 2 o 3 o 

Jackson, ss 6 2 2 o i i 

Atwood, rf 6 4 2 i o o 

Thaxter, c 7 2 o 7 i i 

Hughes, lb 7 4 2 15 o i 

Morrell, If 6 3 3 o o 

Burton, cf i o o o o 

Tefft, cf S I o 2 o o 

Harris, p 6 2 2 i 7 o 

Totals 58 22 17 27 IS 3 

1908. 

AB 'r BH PO a E 

Hayes, c 5 i o 6' I I 

Ham, 3b, If 5 i 2 2 i 5 

Stanwood, 2b 5 2 3 6 4 

Sanborn, ib 4 o o 7 i i 

Purington, ss 3 2 o o 3 3 

Hyde, If, 3b 4 i i 4 4 3 

Boyce, cf 4 o o o i o 

Weston, rf 4 o o o o 2 

Donnell, p 4 o o o i 

Totals 38 7 6 25 15 16 

Score by Innings. 

'09 o 7 o 2 6 2 I 4 — 22 

'08 4 o I I o o o o o — 6 

Two-base hits — By Ham, Stanwood, Morrell, 
Bower. Struck out — By Ham, 6; by Donnell, 4. 
Base on balls — By Ham, i ; Donnell, 3, Umpire — 
Joe Gumbel. Time — 2 hours, 5 minutes. 



THE COLLEGE BAND. 

The following is the organization of the college 
band: Hall, '06, leader solo cornet; Cooper, '09, solo 
cornet; Manter, '09, ist cornet; Giles, '07, ist cor- 
net; Joy, '07, 2d cornet; Gumbel, special, 2d cornet; 
Kane. '09, ist clarinet; Clark, '06, ist clarinet; Stet- 
son, '06, 1st alto; Hale, '06, 2d alto; Rogers, '06, 
baritone; Lawrence, '07, ist trombone; Thaxter, '09, 
2d trombone; Robinson, '08, piccolo; Pletts, '07. 
piccolo; Whipple, '07, Bass; Perry, '06, snare drum; 
Stetson, '09, bass drum; Knowlton, '06, cymbals. 

This is an increase of several members over last 
year's organization and the band is expected to be 
superior to former years. A lot of new music will 
be put on its repertoire. Next spring the band will 
probably play outside of college. 



BRUNSWICK POST OFFICE. 

Mails close : For the West, 7,20, 10.45, 
A.M.; 4.00, 11.00, P.M. 

For the East, 10.45, a.m.; i.oo, 5.30, 11.00, 

P.M. 

Rockland and way stations, 7.20, a.m.; 1.20, 
5.30, P.M. 

Farmington and way stations, 7.20, a.m.; 
I.oo, P.M. 

Lewiston and Auburn, 7.20, 10.45, a.m.; 
I.oo, 4.00, 11.00 p.m. 

Bath, 7.20, 10.45, A-M- ; I -20, 5.30, 11.00 p.m. 

Cundy's Harbor, 2.30 p.m. 

Rural Routes i and 2, 2.15 p.m. 

Rural Routes 3 and 4, 8.15 a.m. 

G. L. Thompson, P. M. 



College Botes. 

All turn out for the Football Came 
To-morrow. 

Adjourns to-morrow. 

The goat has his innings to-night. 

The Medical School opened yesterday. 

Benjamin W. Morse, ex-'o8, was on the campus 
last Sunday. 

Coffin, '03, was a visitor at college this week. 

It has been a strenuous week for Freshmen. 

Burton, '09, visited his 'home in Newton, Mass., 
over Sunday. 

A training table for the members of the football 
squad will be started in a few days. 

Many complimentary words were heard of the 
rendition of the college choir last Sunday. 

The green ribbons and white buttons worn by 
Freshmen have been the real feature of the past 
week. 

A large number of students attended the perform- 
ance of "The Wizard of Oz" at Bath last Saturday 
night. 

L. D. Mincher, '07, has returned to college from 
Bangor and is now teaching in the Brunswick High 
School. 

Only 125 students were present at the last game on 
Whittier Field. Help to make a better record 
to-morrow. 

The first game in the Maine college series will 
take place at Orono, to-morrow, where Colby will 
play the U. of M. team. 

The Colby Chapter of the D. U. fraternity held 
their initiatory banquet at the Cony House in 
Augusta last Friday evening. 

A number of college men enjoyed a Chafing Dish 
party at the golf clubhouse, Monday evening, as the 
guests of Brunswick young ladies. 



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Austin Gary, '87, who has been appointed to the 
assistant professorship of forestry at Harvard, is 
visiting at the college this week. 

The split panels in the southeast corner of the 
library reading room have been replaced by new 
pieces during the past week, which will add greatly 
to the attractiveness of that section. 

Bowling is one of the sports of college men at the 
present time. The new alleys that have been 
opened on Maine Street are among the best to be 
found anywhere in the State and are popular with 
students as well as others. 

Last Saturday and Sunday were the quietest days 
of the term about college. At one fraternity house 
there was but two men in the house over Saturday 
night. The Saturday holiday which allowed men to 
go home, doubtless contributed in no small measure 
to this unwonted quietness. 

Some criticism is heard from upper classmen 
because Freshmen do not occupy the regular Fresh- 
men seats at the church. Doubtless this is largely 
due to not being aware that there is any distinction 
in the seats. The Freshmen are supposed to 
occupy the back rows of seats on the south side of 
the edifice. 

The flag which has been flown over Memorial 
Hall has been the small rainy weather flag. This 
has been done because the large flag, which meas- 
ured twenty by fifteen feet, was found to be too 
heavy for the flagstaff. 

On Friday, the 13th, the Freshman Class held a 
meeting. Crimson and gray were chosen as class 
colors. Jasper J. Stahl was chosen as juryman to 
fill the place of Sumner Jackson who had resigned 
the position. Roger Thaxter was chosen captain 
of the class track team, and Harold Burton manager. 

Biddeford Journal : The Colby College girls have 
voted to abolish hazing. In view of the nature of 
the hazing that has heretofore obtained among the 
girls in our colleges, everybody will now rejoice 
that life at Colby will hereafter be attended with 
less bloodshed, fewer broken limbs and a minimum 
of black eyes and fractured noses. 

Last Sunday was one of the most beautiful days 
of the year and in the afternoon hours a large num- 
ber of the students improved the opportunity for 
long rambles and similar recreations. Two mem- 
bers of the Junior Class broke the record for unique 
trips by making a canoe trip from Brunswick 
around to Bath. Owing to the fact that the tide 
was strong in the Kennebec when they wished to 
return, they were obliged to postpone their return 
until well into the night and it was late when they 
reached the college town — tired and hungry. 



ENGLISH 3 THEMES. 

Following are the theme subjects and the dates 
when due. for English 3 for the present semester : 

October 2 — Summary of Chapter I, Wendell's 
"English Composition." 
October 3 — Elective. 

October 4 — A Business Letter (full page). 
October 5 — Elective. 



October 6 — An Informal Letter to a boy in Pre- 
paratory School. 

October 9 — Summary of Chapter II. 

October 10 — Electi\'e. 

October 11 — A Formal Invitation and Reply. 

October 12 — Elective. 

October 13 — A Prose Translation from the Latin. 

October 16 — Summary of Chapter III. 

October 17 — Elective. 

October 18 — A Criticism of the Style of Haw- 
thorne. 

October 19 — Elective. 

October 20 — The Paragraph Structure of an Edi- 
torial Article in the "Nation." 

October 21 — Fortnightly Theme I, after reading 
"The Scarlet Letter" (six pages). 

October 23 — Summary of Chapter IV. 

October 24 — Elective. 

October 2.S — Report of a Lecture. 

October 26 — Elective. 

October 27 — An Autobiography. 

October 28 — Fortnightly Theme I. (Revised and 
Rewritten). 

October 30 — Summary of Chapter V. 

October 31 — Elective. 

November i — An Editorial Article for the 
Orient of this date. 

November 2 — Elective. 

November 3 — On One of the Vases in the Art 
Building. 

November 4 — Fortnightly Theme II. The Weak- 
ness of Vague Phrasing: The Force of the Con- 
crete. (Illustrate by original examples) 

November 6 — Summ.ary of Chapter VI. 

November 7 — Elective. 

Novemljer 8 — On Connotation as the Secret of 
Force. 

November 9 — Elective. 

November 10 — Book I "Golden Treasury." 

November 11 — Fortnightly Theme II. (Revised 
and Rewritten) 

November 13 — Summary of Chapter VII. 

November 14 — Elective. 

November 15 — What Most Interests Me in Walker 
.'Krt Building. 

November 16 — Elective. 

November 17 — The Bible as Literature. 

November 18 — Fortnightly Theme III. A Story 
from the King James Version of the Bible. 

November 20 — Summary of Chapter VIII. 

November 21 — Elective. 

December 4 — Exposition. (How to do Some- 
thing) 

Elective. 

December 6 — Exposition. The Arrangement of 
Exhibits in the Walker Art Building. 

December 7 — Elective. 

December 8 — Criticism. (On some phase of life 
at Bowdoin College) 

December g — Fortnightly Theme III. (Revised 
and Rewritten) 

December 11 — Narration. An Incident of To-day. 

December 12 — Elective. 

December 13 — Narration. A Story Suggested by 
an Exhibit in Walker Art Building. 

December 14 — Elective. 

December 15 — A Short Story with a Climax. 

December 16 — Fortnightly Theme IV. An Orig- 
inal Story. 



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December i8 — Description of a Portrait in tlie Art 
Building. 

December 19 — Elective. (Exercise in Selection of 
Detail in Description) 

December 20 — Description of a Landscape in tbe 
Art Building. 

December 21 — Elective. 

December 22 — "A Christmas Carol," by Charles 
Dickens. 

January 4 — An Incident of the Vacation. 

January 5 — Book II. "Golden Treasury." 

January 6 — Fortnightly Theme IV. (Revised and 
Rewritten) 

January 8 — Subject and Plan of Long Theme. 

January 9 — Elective. 

January 10 — Report on Outside Reading in English 
Literature. 

January 11 — Elective. 

January \2 — Book III. "Golden Treasury." 

January 13 — Fortnightly Theme V. What the 
Semester has Meant to Me. 

January 15 — Progress in Development of the Long- 
Theme. 

January 16 — Elective, 

January 17 — Interpretation of one of the Paintings 
in the Rotunda of the Art Building. 

January 18 — Elective. 

January 19 — Book IV. "Golden Treasury." 

January 20 — Fortnightly Theme V. (Revised and 
Rewritten) 

January 27 — Long Theme. (10 to 20 pages) 

Regular Conferences. Tuesday and Thursday. 
9-11. 

Each theme must be dropped in the box on or 
before the date when it is due. 

Late themes will be accepted only when approved 
and signed by the Registrar. 

A student failing in 25 out of the 75 themes will 
fail to pass the course. 

The themes must be written in ink on number 4 
theme paper, and endorsed in the outside upper 
right-hand corner with the name of the student and 
the date. 



THE INITIATES. 

(The following is a list of the men who will be 
received into the various college fraternities 
to-night, so far as known at the time of going to 
press. It is possible there may be one or two 
changes in the list since that time, as there were a 
few cases where the facts could not be absolutely 
vouched for.) 

Alpa Delta Phi — From 1908, William R. Crowley, 
Bangor ; from 1909, R. E. Merrill, Conway, N. H. : 
Roger L. Thaxter, Portland; Irving L. Rich, Port- 
land: Edward W. Johnson. Greenwich. Conn.; 
Claude L. Bower. Auburn; Arthur W. Hughes, 
Brunswick; Anthony H. Fisk. Brunswick. 

Psi Upsilon— From 1908, Kenneth R. Tefft, Syra- 
cuse, N. Y, ; from 1909, Lucius D. Lumbard. Fre- 
mont, Neb.; J. Edward Crowley, Bangor; John R. 
Hurley, Oldtown ; Charles F. Carter, Bath; Philip 
H. Brown, Watertown, N. Y. ; Fuller P. Studley, 
South Portland; Albert T. Gould, Thomaston, Me. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon— Harold H. Burton, West 
Newton, Mass. ; E. Ralph Bridge, Dexter ; R. O. 



Brewster, Dexter: Max Pearson Gushing, Bangor; 
Daniel Drummond, Portland; Louis Garcelon, Lew- 
iston ; Thomas A. Gastonguay, Brunswick ; Carl R. 
Greene, Waterville; Walter P. Hinckley, Hinckley; 
William M. Harris, Hinckley; Walter Lee. Green- 
ville, 111. ; Harold N. Marsh, Woodfords ; Robert M. 
Pennell, Brunswick ; Thomas F. Sheehan, Portland ; 
Herbert Gammons, West Newton, Mass. ; Leon F. 
Timberlake, Phillips; Robert G. Stubbs, Strong; 
William C. Sparks, Bowdoinham. 

Zeta Psi — From 1907, L. Adams, Bangor; Millard 
C. Webber, Fairfield; Morton A. Webber, Fairfield; 
from 1909, Gardner W. Cole, East Raymond ; Gard- 
ner K. Heath, Augusta: Dudley Hovey, Waldoboro; 
Howard F. Kane, Machias : Harold P. Pike, Lubec; 
Clarence L, Scammon, Fairfield ; J, Standish Sim- 
mons, New York City; James H, Small, Farming- 
ton ; Jasper J. Stahl, Waldoboro ; Sumner W. Jack- 
son. Waldoboro. 

Theta Delta Chi— Karl D. Scales, Westbrook; 
Leon F. Wakefield, Bar Harbor; John A. Went- 
worth, Portland: Kenneth H. Dresser, Boston; 
Hervey D. Benner, Putnam, Conn. ; Wallace H. 
Hayden, Bath ; Carl E. Stone, Norway ; Harrison 
.\twood. Auburn; James M. Sturtevant, Dixfield. 

Delta Upsilon — Edgar F. Sewall, Somerville, 
Mass. ; Maurice L. Blair, Somerville, Mass. ; 
Gardner W, Stacey, Somerville, Mass. ; Roy 
O, Harlow, Richmond ; Percy G, Bishop, Boothbay 
Harbor ; Mathew H. Cooper, Great Falls, Mont, : 
George H, Buck, Harrison ; Reed H. Ellis, Range- 
■ley ; Clyde E. Richardson, Strong ; Harold .VI. 
Smith, East Barrington, N. H. ; Perley c Voter, 
West Farmington ; Arthur L. Smith, New Vine- 
yard : Harold S, Pratt, Farmington; Willard T. 
Phillips, Westbrook : Ernest H. Pottle, Farmington : 
Leo A. Hafford, Somerville, Mass, 

Kappa Sigma — From 1907, R. I. Carney. Sheep- 
scot, From 1908, Sturgis E, Leavitt. Gorham, 
From igog, Ralph H. Files. Gorham; Ernest 
L. Goodspeed, Randolph ; James A, C. Mulliken, 
New .Bedford, IMass, ; Charles Bouve, Hingham, 
Mass. : John .A.. Stetson, Brunswick ; Daniel 
McDade. Lewiston, 

Beta Theta Pi— Daniel F. Koughan, Bath; Harry 
.A. Morrill, Gardiner : Verne A. Ranger, Yarmouth- 
ville: Ormel H. Stanley. Lowell; Walter N. Twing, 
Woolwich : Robert W. Messer, Rockland. 




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Football Guide for 1905 

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VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 27, 1905. 



NO. 13. 



MASS MEETING. 

What was one of the most enthusiastic 
mass meetings that has been held at 
Bovvdoin College for a long time, to say the 
least, took place in Memorial Hall last Tues- 
day evening. 

The meeting was called primarily for the 
purpose of arousing enthusiasm for the foot- 
ball and track squads, but more particularly 
to arouse the students to the necessity of going 
to Portland Saturday to cheer the team in the 
Tufts game, and if one may judge from the 
enthusiasm manifested, it is safe to predict 
that the greater part of the students will 
attend. 

The evening was devoted to speeches, music 
by the band, singing of coHege songs, and the 
practice of cheering, all of which was carried 
out with great success. 

The speaking was excellent. The speakers 
were G. E. Fogg, '02, Dr. Whittier, W. T. 
Rowe, '04, Capt. Toby of the track team. Prof. 
Robinson and Coach Barry of the football 
team. The meeting was presided over by 
Capt. Chapman of the football team. 

After music by the band Capt. Chapman 
called on Mr. Fogg for a speech, who 
responded in a most pleasing manner, laying 
particular stress on the necessity of good head- 
work in football. He said he believed the 
team was under efficient coaching and that the 
men were of the type that fight for every inch. 
He said that the only criticism he had to offer 
was the lack of headwork in some instances, 
and emphasized the fact that this should be 
guarded against. He also spoke of ,the way 
the men are working and prophesied good 
things of the team as a whole. Mr. Fogg's 
remarks were received with great applause 
when he finished. 

The next speaker was Capt. W. T. Rowe of 
the '04 track team. He spoke of the track 
prospects in college at the present time and 
said that the way the Freshmen were respond- 
ing to the call for men to participate in the 
Bates meet was positively discouraging. He 
dwelt on the desirability of winning the meet, 



and hoped that the upper classmen of the col- 
lege would do everything in their power to 
cause the. Freshmen to turn out in the work. 

Dr. Whittier was the next speaker and 
devoted the greater part of his remarks to the 
discussion of athletic relations with Tufts in 
the past and the outcome of various con- 
tests. He hoped that Bowdoin might win the 
coming contest and urged every man in col- 
lege to attend the game at Portland. Dr. 
Whittier received great applause at both the 
opening and the closing of his remarks.. 

Captain Toby of the track team spoke 
briefly of the necessity of systematic cheering, 
and also discussed the track prospects for next 
spring. He said that we had lost a large 
number of sure first points by graduation, and 
that the only way to offset this was by work- 
ing out second and third point men. He also 
spoke of the desirability of fall training, and 
expressed the hope that the men would take a 
deep interest in the work. 

Prof. F. C. Robinson came next, and as 
usual, his remarks were bright and witty, as 
well as containing the common sense that the 
college student delights to hear. He spoke 
of his genuine interest in athletics and his 
belief in the real benefit that athletics have 
on a young man. On the whole, his remarks 
were among the brightest that have been 
heard in Memorial Hall mass meetings for a 
long time. 

Coach Barry was the last speaker of the 
evening, and although he spoke briefly, his 
remarks were to the point. He said a good 
word for the team and the way they played. 
While he did not wish to m.ake prophesies, he 
said that he would guarantee that every man 
in the team would have the fight and grit that 
belongs to a real football team. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL. 

In the absence of President Hyde, Sunday, 
Rev. Mr. Folsom of Bath, conducted the 
chapel exercises. He said in part : 

"A short time ago there arrived in London 



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the body of a man who had won a large place 
is the hearts of the people of London, espe- 
cially the poor. 

Past his bier there filed 40,000 people to 
pay the tribute of respect, and of affection. 
Who was this man? 

He was not a great writer like Tennyson, 
he was not a statesman like Gladstone. He 
was called the father of all the orphans in 
London; he had erected orphan homes 
throughout England when he gave London 
orphan homes. 

This man, Dr, John Bernado, in 1866, was 
a medical student. He was led on to his 
beneficent career by an orphan boy who one 
day told him that he didn't have "no father 
and no mother," and '"'no place to go for a 
home." 

Dr. Bernado found eleven boys living 
among boxes and barrels and in other misera- 
ble places and his heart was touched. He 
related the story in a mission meeting. He 
got the Earl of Shaftsbury enlisted in the 
work and together they found seventy-three 
boys in the same miserable circumstances. To 
this work Dr. Bernado consecrated his life ; 
he gathered more than fifty thousand boys 
into his homes, more than seventeen thousand 
were brought to Canada and of these more 
than ninety-eight per cent, turned out well. 

The lesson in his life is that he saw an 
opportunity and seized it. 

His endowment to the world was not a mil- 
lion, or a hundred million dollars, but some- 
thing infinitely more valuable — fifty thousand 
lives redeemed from suffering and crime. 

THE LATE DR. PACKARD. 

The following article written by Edward 
Stanwood, Class of 1861, on the late Dr. 
Packard, Class of 1866, was taken from the 
Boston Transcript of October 21, 1905. 

George Thomas Packard. 
The ever old and ever new question, what 
constitutes success or failure, suggests itself 
whenever such a life as that of Rev. George 
Thomas Packard comes to an end. To those 
who knew him there could be but one answer ; 
that he was a hero of the stuiT of which the 
saints and martyrs were made, and that his 
life was a glorious victory. It does not count 
in the reckoning that he was forced almost in 
early manhood to abandon his chosen profes- 



sion ; that increased physical disability shut 
him off from one after another of the diver- 
sions, recreations and occupations which are 
the pleasures of the healthy man ; nor that at 
the last, not for a short time, but for years, 
he was reduced to absolute physical helpless- 
ness. It does not count that, possessing a 
brilliant mind, profound scholarship and a del- 
icate literary touch, nothing of what 
he produced, nothing of his contribu- 
tions to the accurate use of words, during 
the twenty years of growing disability, 
bears his name. What does count is his sweet, 
manly disposition, his unbounded cheerful- 
ness, his splendid victory over pain, his abso- 
lute devotion to duty, his simple and unaf- 
fected piety. No man was ever a truer friend 
than he, no one was ever better loved by his 
friends. 



TUFTS ENTHUSIASTIC. 

The Orient clips the following from the 
Tufts Weekly, relative to Saturday's game: 

A mass meeting was held in the Gymnasium 
Wednesday noon, to bring the Bowdoin trip to 
the attention of the students. D. T. Farns- 
worth, '06, president of Tower Cross, called 
the meeting to order and announced its pur- 
pose. Mr. Michael then explained the arrange- 
ments which have been made for the trip. 

Coach Whelan was called upon for a 
speech, and was warmly received as he rose 
to respond. He dwelt upon the importance 
of the Bowdoin game, saying that he consid- 
ered it the first game on the schedule this fall. 
Captain Knowlton then said a word as to what 
the team expected to do this season. 

The last speaker of the meeting was Mr. 
C. B. Lewis, the physical director. He made 
an enthusiastic appeal, asking the men to fol- 
low the team and bear as their slogan, 
"You do your best, boys, 
We'll do the rest, boys." 



DEBATING NOTES. 

The debating, course opens the year with a 
large number of students, the greater part of 
which are upper classmen. Only a small 
number of the men are Sophomores. 

The preliminary text-book work is now 
practically completed and the work on the 
debating proper will commence at once. The 
briefs for the forensics will be due November 
9, and the forensics will be due November 21. 



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ART BUILDING NOTES. 
The Art Building coin collection has been 
added to by Mr. T. S. Mitchell of Plymouth, 
Mass. His gifts though small in size, are 
rare and interesting. They consist of an octa- 
gon-shaped U. S. gold dollar, a gold half dol- 
lar, and an octagon-shaped gold quarter of a 
dollar. 



THE FACULTY. 

One of the greatest honors that has been 
received by a member of the Bowdoin faculty 
for a number of years was conferred recently 
upon Professor Robinson, when the American 
Public Health Association unanimously chose 
him as its president, at the annual convention 
held in Boston during the latter part of Sep- 
tember. This association composes the public 
health officials of the whole United States, 
Canada, Mexico and Cuba, and its member- 
ship alone reaches far up in the thousands. 
The most distinguished authorities on public 
hygiene and health are connected in its mem- 
bership and the improvement and advance m 
grasping the problems of public sanitation 
made in recent years are in a great part due 
to the labors of this body. 

Professor Robinson is serving his third six- 
year term on the State Board of Health, and 
has been a member of the American Public 
Health Association for sixteen years, 
Through his invention of a disinfecting appa- 
ratus — the first ever .produced that was feas- 
ible for formaldehyde — the process of disin- 
fection in this country was revolutionized. 
The association quickly saw the usefulness of 
Professor Robinson's invention and through 
this body representing leading health boards 
of the whole North America, the results of 
his experiments and discoveries have become 
of immediate value. 

During the past ten years Professor Robin- 
son has been Chairman of the Committee on 
Disinfectants and recognized as the foremost 
authority on the subject. He also served as 
member of the Executive Committee for 1905. 

The Association meets once a year. At 
the recent meeting in Boston, Professor Rob- 
inson gave an address on "Sanitary Educa- 
tion." The next annual meeting will be held 
in the City of Mexico, during November, 
1906. 



Prof. McCrea has been in Chicago during 
the past week on business. During his absence 
quizzes have ben conducted in his courses, the 
work being in charge of Copeland, '06. 

President Wm. DeWitt Hyde was in Lynn, 
Mass., last Sunday. 



BASEBALL MANAGERSHIP. 

Last Monday night (October 23) all the 
Freshmen who wish to be considered as can- 
didates for the position of assistant manager 
of the baseball team, for the season of 1907, 
met with Manager Wilson at the Delta Upsi- 
lon House. It was announced that the com- 
petition would commence at once. The 
reason for beginning this work at such an 
early date is that a production of some nature 
to raise money for the baseball season has 
become an annual affair. It is just as much 
a part of the regular work as getting out a 
schedule, or managing the team. The man- 
ager wishes it announced that if there are any 
Freshmen who failed to see the notice or who 
were unable to report on last Monday night, 
they will be considered as candidates if they 
hand in their names before Monday next. No 
man who does not take part in the competi- 
tion this fall will be considered as a candi- 
date in the spring. 



LIBRARY NOTES. 

The library has just received an old copy of 
"An Essay on Man" by Alexander Pope. This 
is in the form of a large folio with large full- 
page engravings. It was printed in 1819 on 
paper which bears a water mark of that same 
date. The folio was presented to the college 
by T. S. Mitchell, Esq., of Plymouth, Mass. 
The library has also been presented with an 
incomplete file of The Maine Baptist Herald 
published in Brunswick in 1827. 



MEN AT TRAINING TABLE. 

Following are the men who are at the train- 
ing table: Buttrick, Thomas, Hawkesworth, 
Hatch, Haley, Stacy, Skolfield, Crowley, J. 
Drummond, W. Drummond, Bass, Blair, 
Powers, Ham, Chapman, Hafiford, Redman, 
Blanchard, Adams. 



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EDITORIAL BOARD. 

R. G. WEBBER, 1906, • Editor-in-Chief. 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS: 
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R. A. LEE, 1908. 
H. E. MITCHELL, 1908. 
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Medical School, 1907. 
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H. E. WILSON, 1907. 
R. A. CONY, 1907. 
W. S. LINNELL, 1907. 
A. L. ROBINSON, 1908. 

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Vol. XXXV. 


OCTOBER 27, 1905. 


No. 13 



The Medics. 

The Medical School has opened for the 
year and all college men should welcome the 
newcomers. The class, this year, is a some- 
what smaller one than usual, but this in no 
way implies that there are not some bright 
men with whom we should be glad to asso- 
ciate both at the present time and in the years 
to come. 

The Orient has frequently emphasized the 
desirability of a common feeling between the 
two branches and with the incoming of a new 
class we should make this feeling of fellow- 
ship more pronounced than in the past. We 
need the influence and help of these men in 
more ways than one, both now and in the 



future. -Let us make them feel so interested 
in the college that they will exert this influence 
to the utmost. 



Last Year's Class. 

The Orient prints elsewhere the where- 
abouts and business in which the members of 
last June's graduating class are engaged. 
Every man in the class is engaged in active 
work — a fact which needs no comment. 

A great many men in college wonder during 
the earlier part of their course, and sometimes 
toward the close, what they can find to do 
when they receive their degree. While it is 
in many cases a most desirable thing for a 
man to choose his field of work early, it is safe 
to say, on the other hand, that such a thing is 
not absolutely necessary in order to ensure an 
opening for the college graduate. Although 
the college man may be increasing faster by 
far than population, the fact remains that he 
is in demand in the world, and none but the 
lazy and the worthless need have fear for 
the future — a fact which is well attested to by 
Bowdoin's last graduation class. 



Freshmen Trackmen. 

Too much emphasis cannot be placed on the 
remarks made by Capt. Rowe at Tuesday 
evening's mass meeting relative to the Fresh- 
man track meet with Bates. That so small a 
number as was stated are out for practice for 
the meet, is a condition of things that should 
be remedied at once. The Freshman Class is 
a large one and should respond to the call for 
men. Bowdoin has taken the initiatory 
in these track ' meets with Bates, and for 
so little interest to be taken is a peculiar and 
unpleasant thing to think of. As Capt. Rowe 
stated, the upper classmen should use their 
influence to cause the Freshmen to turn but 
far better than they have up to the present 
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Orient Competition. 

The competition for a position on the 
Orient staff is now open and all Freshmen 
who wish to try for the board should consult 
with the editor-in-chief. The competition Is 
open to all Freshmen and will be conducted 
on the basis of amount of quality of work, 
continuing from the present time until the 
annual election, which takes place during the 
winter. 

Tomorrow's Game. 

It is almost needless to urge on the student 
body the desirability of going to Portland 
tomorrow to help the football team in the 
largest measure possible in its struggle with 
Tufts. There is no doubt that the Massachu- 
setts college intends to win the game if pos- 
sible, and, as shown by a clipping from the 
Tufts Weekly, printed in another column, 
the interest there is of the keenest sort. 

The management of the Bowdoin team 
have done everything in their power to com- 
plete every detail of arrangement, and the 
expense will not be such as to frighten any- 
one away. The team will need the cheers 
of the student body in this game and all 
should make an effort to attend. 

NOTICES. 

Professor Woodruff has been selected as 
recorder in place of Prof. McCrea, and from 
this time on students will consult him on mat- 
ters pertaining to this office. 

The names of men who are to compete in 
intercollegiate athletic contests should be 
handed to the recorder by captains and man- 
agers of teams, and not in at the registrar's 
office, as stated last week. 

MANAGER TRACK TEAM. 

At the mass-meeting Tuesday evening, 
Aubrey J. Voorhees, '07, of Bath, was elected 
manager of the track team in place of Daniel 
Sargent, '07, who has left college. 



BACK TO INITIATION. 

The following is a list of the alumni who 
were back to initiation at the various fraterni- 
ties: 

Alpha Delta Phi— Prof. Henry L. Chap- 
man, '66; Prof. Franklin C. Robinson, '73; 
Prof. Wm. A. Moody, '82; Edward Stan- 
wood, '98, Boston, Mass. ; Samuel P. Harris, 
1900, Portland ; Thomas Riley, '03, Bruns- 
wick; C. Franklin Packard, '04, Lewiston; 
Donald C. White, '05, Lewiston; John Riley, 
'05, Brunswick; John Winchell, ex-'o6, Bos- 
ton. 

Psi Upsilon — Henry Lewis, '05 ; Charles B. 
Cook, '05, Stewart O. Symonds, '05, Charles 
T. Burnett, '95, Prof. W. A. Houghton, Bates, 
'73, A. T. Parker, '76, and F. W. Freeman, 

'89- 

Delta Kappa Epsilon — Dr. F. N. Whittier, 
'85, Brunswick; Joseph Williamson, '88, 
Augusta ; Austin Cary, '88, Cambridge, 
Mass. ; John Clair Minot, '86, Augusta ; 
Charles S. Pettengill, '98, Augusta; Dr. R. H. 
Stubbs, '98, Augusta; Louis O. Hatch, '95, 
Bangor; Roland E. Bragg, '01, Bangor; Don- 
ald F. Snow, '01, Bangor; R. P. Bodwell, '02, 
Brunswick ; William L. Watson, Portland ; 
Blaine S. Viles, '03, Newport, N. F. ; Andrew 
P. Havey, '03, West Sullivan ; Bernard Archi- 
bald, '04, Houlton ; James F. Cox, '04, Houl- 
ton. From Sigma Chapter, Amherst College, 
Prof. Allan Johnson, Brunswick. From Xi 
Chapter, Colby College, W. W. Andrews, 
Portland. 

Zeta Psi — James A. Clark, '05 ; E. L. 
Enthoine, '03 ; Lyman Cousins, '02 ; Dennis 
M. Bangs, '05; F. C. Peaks, '96; Plummer, 
'91; Hon. Byron Boyd, Colby, '88; Prof. 
Johnson, '74. 

Theta Delta Chi— J. B. Reed, '83; L. Bar- 
ton, '84; L. Turner, Jr., '86; M. L. Kimball, 
'87 ; F. J. C. Little. '89 ; Prof. W. B. Mitchell, 
'90 : E. L. Hall, '98 ; L. P. Libby, '99 ; H. W. 
Cobb, 1900; H. A. Shorey, Jr., 1900; E. A. 
Moody, '03; T. E. Chase, '04; A. C. Shorey, 
'04 ; G. H. Stone, '05 ; J. Woodruff, '05 ; Rev. 
H. A. Jump, from Amherst ; P. B. Sperry, 
from George Washington University. 

Delta Upsilon — Robinson, '04 ; Marshall, 
'03 ; Webber, '03 ; Fuller, '03 ; Lafer- 
rier, '01 ; Wheeler, '01 ; Cowan, '01 ; Merritt, 
'94 ; Webber, '95 ; Burbank, '96 ; Kendall, 
'96; Noble, Amherst, '05. 



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Kappa Sigma— F. H. Dole, '97; E. W. 
Files, '02, E. B. Folsom, '02; B. E. Kelley, 
'02 ; H. G. Farley, 03 ; W. T. Rowe, '04. 

Beta Theta Pi — Henry D. Evans, '01, 
Augusla; Herbert L. Grinnell, '02, Derry, N. 
H.; Carl W. Rundlett, '05, Portland; Henry 
A. Lermond, '05, Saco. 



FRESHMAN TRACK MEET WITH 
BATES. 
The athletic meet between the Bowdoin 
Freshmen and the Bates Freshmen has been 
postponed until the eighth of November, 
owing to some difficulties in obtaining 
adjourns. The Bowdoin Freshmen who have 
been out have been taking a great deal of inter- 
est in the work, and have done well, but there 
is yet a lack of men for the field events. There 
remains plenty of time for men to get into 
condition for this meet, and every Freshman 
should come out and see what he can do for 
himself, his class, and his college. 



MINSTREL SHOW GOSSIP. 

The date of the Bowdoin Minstrel Show is 
announced as Friday, January 19, 1906. The 
show will be presented in the Town Hall, 
Brunswick. This date will give plenty of time 
for rehearsals after the football season is over 
and will also come two weeks or more before 
the examinations of the first semester. 

No pains will be spared to put on a fine 
show. All the end men have had pre- 
vious experience in this line of work and good 
soloists are even more numerous than they 
were two years ago. All men who sing are 
urged to come out and try for the chorus as 
soon as rehearsals begin. The show will be 
given under the direction of Mr. Robert A. 
Toothaker, who directed the 1904 Minstrel 
Show with great success. 

MEDICAL STUDENTS. 

The Medical School of Maine opened on 
Thursday of last week, with an attendance 
somewhat smaller than usual, as had been 
expected as the result of various causes. The 
following are the first year men as registered 
to date: 

Henry Whitney Ball, Mt. Desert Ferry: 



Pearl Everett Peaslee, Thomaston. 

Charles Leavitt Curtis, Middleton, Mass. 

John Lake Alurpliy, Bartlett, N. H. 

William Hiram Bunker, Red Beach. 

Francis Howe Webster, B. S., Castine, Me. 

Clarence Raymond Simmons, Appleton. 

George Ivory Higgins, Clinton. 

Ernest Davis Humphreys, Henderson. 

William Joseph Fahey, Lewiston. 

Harold Weston Edwards, Lewiston. 

Charles Flunter Cummings, Strong. 

William Edward Youlands, Jr., Biddeford. 

George Parcher, Ellsworth. 

Elmer Morse Cleaves, Bar Harbor. 

Sidney Eugene Pendexter, Portland. 

Walter Irving Merrill, Portland. 

Ralph Grant Webber, Augusta. 

The second year men who are registered are 
as follows : 

Seth Smith Mullin, Vinalhaven. 

Willis LeRoy Hasty, Thorndike. 

Edmond Percy Williams, A.B., Topsham. 

Edson Bayard Buker, B.S., Waldoboro. 

John Garfield Potter, Providence, R. I. 

Ivan Staples, Limerick. 

George Burgess Whitney, Marlborough, 
Mass. 

Harold Whitney Atwood, Norwood. 

Arthur Leon Jones, A.B., Old Orchard. 

Ralph Carroll Stewart, New Vineyard. 

Henry Wilson Abbot, Waterville. 

George Independence Geer, Westbrook. 

Harold Hamilton Thayer, South Paris. 

George Charles Precour, Saco. 

Harlan B. Whitney, Portland. 

John Hamilton Woodruff, Brunswick. 

BOWDOIN, 22 ; FORT McKINLEY, o. I 

Bowdoin defeated Fort McKinley on Octo-~ 
ber 21, by a score of 22 to o. The first half 
was played hard and Bowdoin pushed the vis- 
itors about the field at will. After the kick- 
off Bowdoin scored a touchdown on its fourth 
play by sending Hafford around right end for 
a 45-yard run. This first touchdown was 
made in 2 minutes and 53 seconds after play 
was begun. After the next kickoff Bowdoin 
rushed the ball by a succession of hard, swift 
plays, making long gains at each down, to 
within the visitors' 45-yard line and again 
sent Hafford around right end with splendid 
interference by Skolfield, Crowley and Greene 
for the second touchdown. 



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The third touchdown was scored when 
Bowdoin compelling the soldiers to punt on 
the 40-yard line, Hafford broke through and, 
blocking the punt, got the ball and carried it 
over the line. Greene was sent around the 
end for 30 yards and a touchdown after long 
gains by Adams, Hafford and Blair, Blair 
making a 30-yard quarterback run. 

The whole first half was filled with sensa- 
tional plays and fine work by every member of 
the te?.m which showed its superiority to the 
visitors to such an extent that it was evident 
Fort McKinley could not score and during 
the second half their coach was allowed to 
direct their work on the field. Bowdoin prac- 
tically made no attempt to score and every 
time she secured the ball she would punt it 
back to the soldiers. 

The personnel of the Bowdoin team in the 
second half was changed, second eleven men 
being played almost entirely. The sum- 
mary: 

Bowdoin. Fort McKinley. 

Crowley, le. re., Jackson 

Ellis, le re., Schwartz 

Skolfield, It rt., Rauner 

Haley, It rt.. Chapman 

Hawkesworth, Ig r. ..g., Schradder 

Buttrick, Ig rg., Moore 

McDade, c c. Cowan 

Thomas, c. 

Hatch, rg Ig., Fueger 

Stacey, rt ......It., Dannker 

' It., Morton 

VV. Drnmmond, re le.. Rucks 

Shaw, re. 
Burton, re. 

Blair, qb qb., Brennan 

Bass, qb. 

Greene, Ihb rhb.. McCarty 

Gastonguay, Ihb rhb., Conroy 

Hafford, rhb ..Ihb., Carson 

Ham, rhb. 

Adams, fb fb., Anderson 

Score — Bowdoin, 22. Touchdowns — Hafford 3, 
Greene. Goals from touchdowns — Hafford 2. 
Umpire — D. F. Snow of Bowdoin. Referee — Capt. 
Brown of Fort McKinley. Linesman — ^Joe Gumbel 
for Bowdoin, Myers for Fort McKinley. | Timer — 
Henry A. Wing, Lewiston. Time' — -ism.-halves. 



Byron Stevens has received a new stock of picture 
postal cards, on which are represented the fraternity 
houses. Those already received are of the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Delta Phi, Zeta Psi, and 
Beta Theta Pi houses. The pictures of the Psi 
Upsilon and Theta Delta Chi houses are expected, in 
about two weeks, but cards will not be made show- 
ing the Delta Upsilon, and Kappa Sigma houses 
until next jspring, when they will show off to better 
advantage. 



College Botes. 

Do not fail to go to Portland to- 
morrow. The team needs you. 



All aboard for Portland. 

Hal ford, ex-'o7, was on the campus over Sunday. 

Thwing, '09, spent a few days in Kent's Hill this 
week. 

Bennett-Moulton Company at the Town Hall this 
week. 

George Parcher, '06, spent last Saturday and 
Sunday at his home. 

It is time for the Freshmen to get into form by 
making the cinders fly on the track. 

Trimming trees seems to be the fashion of late, 
both about the college and down town. 

The college choir sang at the funeral of Mrs. 
Joshua L. Chamberlain last Saturday. 

The Sunday Y. M. C. A. meetings will be held 
only every other week until further notice. 

P. R. Shorey has returned to college after a few 
trips as freight clerk on the Boston-Bath boat. 

Bangs, '92, Peaks, '96, Anthoine, Cousens, '02, and 
Clarke, '05, were among those back to initiations. 

Workmen have been engaged in restringing some 
of the wires about the campus during the past week. 
Parker, '06, and Haines, '07, spent last Saturday 
in Ofono as delegates to the Beta Theta Pi initia- 
tion. 

Oscar W. Peterson, '06, was married to Miss 
Emma A. Stubbs of Strong, October 17, 1905. G. 
A. Hatch acted as best man. 

The first number of the Quill for the current year 
appeared this week. A review of the same will 
appear in next week's issue of the Orient. 

Three members of the Senior Class will take up 
the study of medicine this year. They are W. E. 
Youlands, Jr.. George Parcher and Ralph G. Webber. 

The features of initiation closely resembled those 
of former years, if one may judge by the various 
stunts that were performed on the day and evening 
of last Friday. 

The new college pamphlet, which has already been 
mentioned in the Orient, has been received from 
the printers, and will be distributed among prospec- 
tive students as soon as the necessary envelopes can 
be secured. 

Owing to the lateness of the college opening it 
was impossible to secure the names of the Fresh- 
men in time to mail them the October Qaill at 
their different chapter houses. This will be reme- 
died next month. The Quill may be obtained at the 
book store of Byron Stevens. 

Cox. '04, who was Bowdoin's pitcher during his 
college, course and who has been studying medicine 
at the Bowdoin Medical School, has decided to 
leave for California in the m'ddle of November, 
where he may locate permanently. He intends to 
pursue the study of medicine at' some "western insti- 
tution. 



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The Sophomores won the third and concluding 
game of the interclass series on Wednesday of last 
wek by the score of 8 to 7. 

Upton, '07, and Brown, '09, have returned from 
Boston, where they represented Bowdoin in the col- 
lege golf meet, that was held in that city, last 
week. 

There are just a few more days before the Fresh- 
men meet and there are still many openings on the 
team. Men are needed in the long runs, pole vaults 
and weights. 

Miss Helen Mildred Marsh and Henry Augustus 
Shorey, Jr., were married recently in Bridgton. Mr. 
Shorey is at present associated with his father on 
the Bridgton News. 

The commissioners have made their award in the 
case of the Brunswick Water District, and it is 
hoped that we will be favored with the new water 
supply at no distant date. 

The aroma of burning leaves is the prevailing 
thing on the campus these days. It is surprising 
what a vast amount of leaves the trees on the cam- 
pus furnish each fall. 

The fellows were sorry to notice that "Cope" Phi- 
loon, who has been playing on the West Point 'var- 
sity, sprained his ankle in the game with the Vir- 
ginia Polytechnique School, and has been laid up for 
the last week. 



©bituar^. 



CLASS OF i860. 

George Thomas Packard was born in Lan- 
caster, Mass., February 11, 1844. On grad- 
uating from college he entered upon a theolog- 
ical course at Bangor, which he later com- 
pleted at Andover. In 1870 he was ordained 
as an Epsicopalian clergyman and took charge 
of a chapel in the parish of the Holy Trinity 
in the Diocese of New York. Soon after he 
became assistant rector of St. Annis-on-the- 
Heights, Brooklyn, where he remained three 
years. After spending a year as rector of 
Holy Trinity Church in Jersey City, he was 
called to Bangor to become rector of St. 
John's. After three years service there, his 
health was so impaired that he was obliged to 
retire. 

He then entered upon a life of letters, act- 
ing as editor of the Boston Advertiser from 
1882-1889. Later he was one of the editors 
engaged with President Noah Porter of Yale 
in the revision of Webster's Dictionary. He 



was also an editor of the New Century Dic- 
tionary and assistant editor of Worcester's 
Dictionary. During the last years of his life 
he was an editorial writer for the Youth's 
Companion, and made contributions to the 
leading magazines, doing the work in his 
chamber. 

Mr. Packard died October 15, at his home 
in Jamaica Plain, and leaves a widow, a son 
Kent, and a daughter who is the wife of 
Professor William R. Newbold of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 

IFit /IDemorfam. 



The Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon deeply 
mourns the death of George Thomas Packard 
of the Class of 1866. In losing him the chap- 
ter loses a loyal and beloved brother. 

In early life Mr. Packard was an Episco- 
palian clergyman, but was forced to retire to a 
life of letters because of failing health. For 
twenty years he was an invalid, and during 
that long period of physical suffering, he was 
ever cheerful and uncomplaining, making his 
life one long example of Christian fortitude, 
and endearing him to all who knew him. 

The Kappa Chapter itself feels the loss of 
such a brother and extends its deepest sympa- 
thy to his bereaved family and friends. 
RoETE Reed Stevens, 
FR.^NCIS R. Upton, Jr., 
Neal Willis Cox, 

For the Chapter. 



The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi 
in the tragic death of Jacob Hale Thompson, 
of the Class of i860, has suffered the loss of 
one of its most distinguished graduate mem- 
bers. By an uninterrupted service of almost 
forty years he had placed himself at the very 
head of his chosen branch of journalism. 
Because his modesty was equal to his faith- 
fulness, his work was better known than his 
name. 

The Bowdoin Chapter inscribes that name 
high on its roll of honor, and pays its tribute 
of esteem and brotherly affection to his mem- 
ory. 

Harry L. Childs, 06, 
James A. Bartlett, '06, 
Thomas R. Winchell, '07, 
For the Chapter. 



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IN MEMORIAM. 

The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi 
has learned with grief of the death of one of 
its members, Frank Shepard Waterhouse of 
the class of eighteen hundred and seventy- 
three. He has been in poor health and unable 
to attend business for many years, but was 
always genial and a general favorite. His 
death will be sincerely mourned by all who 
knew him. The undergraduate chapter 
wishes to extend its heart-felt sympathy to the 
sorrowing friends. 

Harry L. Childs, 1906, 
James A. Bartlett, 1906, 
Thomas R. Winchell, 1907, 

For the Chapter. 



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VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 3, 1905. 



NO. 14. 



FOOTBALL. 

Bowdoin's football prospects have seemed 
to take the most gloomy aspect during the 
past week than for a long time — perhaps for 
years. The result of the Tufts game has 
discouraged every man in college, but what is 
worse by far, it seems to have killed college 
spirit. This is a condition that is most dis- 
couraging and is unworthy of the students 
and the college which they represent. 

It is an unusual and unwarranted condition 
of afifairs. In the first place the situation is 
not especially discouraging. We have not 
played any championship games yet, and 
whatever there may have been of disappoint- 
ment in these first games should not cause 
men to give up hope. With the corps of 
coaches now on the field and with real college 
spirit wonders may be worked with the team. 
It has been done in the past and il may be 
done again. We say real college spirit. By 
that we do not mean by going around the col- 
lege like a whipped dog and acting as if we 
were dreading the time of the fimeral to come 
that is to come. We mean getting out for 
practice and a manifestation of determination 
to fight to a finish. 

Another thing that should be considered 
and which is perhaps the most lamentable 
thing about the attitude of the student body at 
the present time is the fact that more spirit is 
not shown. Bowdoin has had losing football 
teams before, but she has had spirit to back 
them up. We may have a losing team this 
year (it is not proven yet, however) but let 
us have the spirit to fight even if we grant 
this. That is the way to show the worth of a 
college and of what its men are made. That 
is what Bowdoin has done in the past. Dur- 
ing the past few years the college lost 
many football games, but every man was 
behind the team and there was a spirit of 
determination that inspired the members of the 
team and inspired respect among our oppo- 
nents. It was the spirit that has made Bow- 
doin's name what it is, and it is the spirit 
which we, as Bowdoin men, owe it to our- 
selves and to the college to preserve. Two 



years ago we had a weak team. We were 
defeated by two out of three of the Maine col- 
leges. But the spirit that was shown was a 
victory in itself. When we played Colby with 
the ghost of certain defeat before us, nearly 
every man in college went by special train to 
Waterville and BoVvdoin held them clown to 
1 1 hard-earned points. That was college 
spirit. Our prospects this year, are 100 per 
cent, better than they were at that time, and 
yet, during the past week, there have been no 
one who is willing to talk football and less 
than II men outside the first team who was 
willing to go on the Whittier Field and help 
the first team in its practice ! 

All this is the result of what the students 
call a poor showing against Tufts. But was 
it poor? In a sense it was. That is, the men 
did not show the defensive work we hoped 
for. Yet at the same time, that game was 
won on luck more than any one thing. Our 
offensive was as good as Tufts and the open- 
ing plays of the game showed that we could 
gain ground easily. Two fumbles — things 
which are likely to occur with any team — 
turned the tide against us and as a result not 
a few students are showing an attitude that 
closely resembles that of what is commonly 
called "quitters." 

Let us have no more of this attitude the 
coming week. Our prospects are as bright as 
any Maine college, if we show the correct 
fighting spirit ; and even if they are not as 
bright, let us fight to the end. As Bowdoin 
men, we should not do less; and as winners 
or losers, we cannot do more. 



REV. SAMUEL HARRIS, D.D. 

Friends of Rev. Samuel Harris, D.D., who 
was a professor at Bangor Theological Semi- 
nary, 1855-1867, and president of Bowdoin 
College, 1867-1871, will be glad to hear of the 
honor done him at Yale Divinity School, 
where he was professor from 1871 to 1896. 
At the opening of the college year a memorial 
tablet to Dr. Harris was presented by the 
alumni, the address being given by Rev. N. 



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M. Calhoun. Professor George S. Stevens 
responded for the faculty. The tablet has the 
following inscription : 



"A memorial placed here by the 
pupils of their gifted and revered 
teacher in theology, Professor Samuel 
Harris. D.D., LL.D., who awakened 
their lasting gratitude and affection." 



Dr. Harris was born in East Machias, in 
1 814, graduated from Bowdoin College in 
1833; Andover Seminary in 1838; was pastor 
at Conway, Mass., 1841-1851 ; Pittsiield, 
Mass., 1851-1855. He died in Litchfield, 
Conn., June 25, 1899. 



PRESIDENT HYDE AT SUNDAY 
CHAPEL. 

President Hyde's Sunday chapel address 
was in part as follows : 

"When we pass from the material to the 
spiritual world there is a vast change in the 
relations of demand and supply. In the mate- 
rial world both demand and supply are 
unlimited. There are likely to be a hundred 
competitors to supply every demand. But in 
the spiritual world the supply only is bound- 
less and there is a thousancl times as much of 
it as of demand. 

We should increase our demand ; three 
things are very desirable : Have you any prin- 
ciple of choice by which sacrifice seems light? 
It is often hard to give up things to which we 
are accustomed even though there is a pros- 
pect of getting something better. We need a 
fundamental principle of choice, and can have 
it for the asking. 

Again, there is so much weakness and 
incompetence in us all that our life becomes 
embittered and hardened in our relations with 
others. Any person of consequence expects 
this ; there is no active' person who does not 
experience differences with others. A kindly,' 
just and generous feeling toward men should 
be asked for. The pursuit of this principle of 
love to fellow-men is the straightest way to 
Christianity. Do you always come out of 
depression without harm. Most often we 
come out of trial ashamed, cast down, and 
weakened. Can you go on hopefully and 



courageously in the face of sin and shame and 
guilt? We need a principle that will always 
uphold us ; and we can get it for the asking. 
We all need the choice, the love, and the 
ever-present support of the spiritual world to 
admit us into God's own Heaven. 



NEW YORK CLUB. 
The year has brought expansion to Bow- 
doin in more ways than one. In the roll of 
classes we find many students from outside of 
Maine ; indicative of the influence the college 
is gaining. The undergraduates hailing from 
New York state have decided to form a club, 
to be known as the New York Club. The 
club will commence with six members ; and as 
it is hoped that there will be a long line of stu- 
dents coming from New York state, the club 
will be propagated in an efficient manner. 
The definite steps for the formation of the 
club are to be taken in the near future. 



INTERESTING STATISTICS. 

In addition to the descriptive pamphlet 
recently issued by the college, and which has 
already been chronicled in the Orient, the 
college has also issued an attractive pamphlet 
containing the dedicatory exercises of the 
Hubbard grandstand at the '04 Commence- 
ment. Besides the speech of presenta- 
tion by Gen. Hubbard, '57, and the speech of 
acceptance by Dr. Whittier, the book contains 
a careful compilation of the athletic statistics 
of the college compiled in a most comprehen- 
sive manner, showing the results of the ath- 
letic contests between Bowdoin and the other 
Maine colleges from the time athletic relations 
were begun down to the present. 

The tables show that in football Bowdoin 
has played 19 games with Colby, winning 12 
and losing 5, while two were tie games. With 
Bates there have been played 12 games, of 
which Bowdoin has won eight and lost four. 
With the University of Maine there have been 
played nine games, of which Bowdoin has 
won six and lost three. Bowdoin has scored 
a total of 753 points against the other Maine 
colleges while they have scored 211 points 
against her. 

In baseball Bowdoin has played 83 games 
with Colby, winning 42 and losing 41. With 
Bates there have been played 84 games, of 



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which Bowdoin has won 44 and lost 40. 
With the University of Maine there have 
Ijeen played 40 games, of which Bowdoin has 
won 26 and lost 14. 

In track athletics Bowdoin has won 10 of 
the 1 1 intercollegiate field days that have been 
held, the University of Maine winning one. 
Bowdoin has scored a total of 85c4 points, 
Maine 367^-, Bates 139^-, and Colby 82^. 

In tennis of the 20 Maine college cham- 
pionships, counting both singles and doubles, 
Bowdoin has won 14; Bates, three; Colby, 
two ; and Maine one. 



PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS. 

This fall, 104 men have been through the 
physical test that is given to every man who 
comes to Bowdoin. This 104 include: 9 
upper classmen, 20 specials, and 73 Freshmen. 

The men are first ranked according to their 
total strength, then from their total strength 
is subtracted their development, leaving a plus 
or minus quantity showing what is called 
their condition. 

Since so many upper classmen and specials 
■ have been examined his fall, we shall include 
their names in the following list of the 15 
highest ranking men who have taken the test 
this year : 

Total Strength. 

R. R. Paine, S 878.1 

W. C. Whitmore, '07 819. 

J. W. iManter, S 781. 

C. R. Greene. S 778. 

R. M. Pennell, '09 768. 

G. W. Cole, '09 745-59 

A. T. Gould, S 738.52 

W. D. Lee. S 7264 

R. S. Thaxter, '09 694.34 

R. H. Ellis, '09 694.25 

C. A. Powers, '09 691.4 

L. F. Timberlake, '09 678.3 

T. A. Gastonguay. '09 677.4 

H. H. Burton, '09 673.2 

P. G. Bishop. '09 667. 

Average of Class of '09 563.96 

Average of all e.xamined 572.62 

Condition. 

R. R. Paine, S 367.9 plus 

W. C. Whitmore, '07 293. plus 

J. W. Manter, S 246.7 plus 

G. W. Cole, '09 219.19 plus 

R. M. Pennell. '09 215.7 plus 

C. R. Greene, S 202. plus 

A. T. Gould, S 201.92 plus 

C. A. Powers, '09 195,4 plus 

W D. Lee. S 169.2 plus 

R. H. Ellis, '09 165.45 plus 



R. L. Thaxter, '09 163.94 plus 

J. A. Stetson, '09 1547 plus 

W. N. Thwing, S 140. plus 

H. H. Burton, '09 I39-I plus 

L. F. Timberlake, '09 I34-I plus 

Average of Class of '09 47-43 P'us 

Average of all examined 53-4 P'us 



TENNIS. 
The annual fall tennis tournament which was 
started by the manager at the suggestion of the 
Orient, has been given up owing to the bad 
condition of the courts and the small number 
of men entered. This is a disappointment to 
the men who were entered but the action taken 
was unavoidable. The regular tournament 
will come in the spring after the courts are 
put in condition and the men are rnore at lib- 
erty to enter the contest. Cups will probably 
be offered at this tournament and it will be 
well worth while to all interested in the game 
to enter. 



MUSICAL NOTES. 

The Glee Club will begin rehearsals in a 
short time and plans are already being made 
for good trips. The music has already been 
selected and if every student who has any musi- 
cal ability will get out and try for the club, 
the college should be represnted by one of the 
best musical organizations in years. 

Johnson, '06, gave a very pleasing render- 
ing of "Calvery" last Sunday in chapel. He 
was accompanied by Haines, '07. 



DEBATING NOTES. 
The first debate of the present semester will 
take place and the question is "A voter can 
best serve his country by consistently support- 
ing one party than by being an independent 
voter." The affirmative speakers will be : Lin- 
nell, '07, and Soule, '06, and the negative will 
be represnted by Stevens, '06, and Hupper, '07. 
Mitchell, '07, will be the presiding officer of 
the evening. 

NOTICE. 

Students may secure single copies of the 
descriptive pamphlet recently issued by the 
college at the charging desk at Hubbard Hall. 
Each student will be allowed one copy and if 
he desires it, may secure additional copies at 
5 cents each. 



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Debate with Wesleyan. 

The Debating Association of Wesleyan 
University has issued to this college a chal- 
lenge for a joint debate to be held some time 
during the college year. The challenge is 
accompanied by a letter expressive of the kind- 
est feeling toward Bowdoin and of hope for 
closer relations in all intercollegiate affairs 
between these two institutions. 

This question revives a discussion which 
has had its place in the columns of the 
Orient many times previously, namely, shall 
Bowdoin participate in two debates? There 
is much to be said, we believe, in behalf of 
this suggestion, but as we are situated at pres- 
ent, there is more to discourage such a course. 

Four years ago we began debating Amherst. 
Bowdoin has won two debates and Amher.st 
has done the sam.e. Last spring a mass meet- 
ing voted to continue the relations with 
Amherst in case the Massachusetts College is 



agreeable. We understand that she is desir- 
ous of a new agreement. If this be the case, 
we already have one debate on our hands now, 
and with an opponent who is in every way 
worthy of our steel, from whom it is a great 
honor to win and by whom it is no disgrace to 
be defeated. This being the case a debate 
with Wesleyan means that Bowdoin must pre- 
pare two debates. 

Can we carry on two debates each year? 
The writer is extremely doubtful on this point, 
if by doing so we mean to keep up our present 
standard. In the first place it means that we 
must have two teams, ,for no man can 
thoroughly prepare two debates and carry on 
his college work. This granted, we must 
admit that we cannot hope to find college with 
our present numbers, another team after the 
first has been selected, which we should care 
to send against a rival recognized to be in our 
class. In short the writer is of the opinion 
that, as we are now situated, we had best carry 
on our relations with Amherst, do our best as 
in the past to win, by concentrating our 
energy on that one debate. 

Still another point bearing on this question 
is this : While Wesleyan is a worthy rival, 
and Bowdoin is certainly glad to recognize 
her as such, we must remember that Bates 
College has a prior claim to our consideration 
in debating relations, having at an earlier 
time signified her willingness to meet us. For 
this reason are we handicapped in accepting 
the challenge of our Connecticut rival. 

In conclusion the writer would urge that 
while in all branches of athletics wte meet 
Wesleyan if she is agreeable, we should in 
debating concentrate our efforts on defeating 
Amherst, until we can find in college two 
teams which are so evenly matched that they 
are equally well qualified to defend the honor 
of Bowdoin College. 



About Freshmen. 

To the casual observer a Freshman's 
appearance is- generally enough to exemplify 
the fact that he is a Freshman, but the ordi- 
nary observer experiences no difficulty this 
year in distinguishing the men of 1909 simply 
through their lack of cordiality. Surely no 
law has received so little attention , never a 
statute so wantonly violated as the sixth com- 
mandment of the "Sophomore Proclamation." 



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To be sure, upper classmen do not consider it 
a favor or boon to be addressed by Freshmen 
and it was not this point that the Sophomores 
wished to emphasize when their Proclama- 
tions were issued, but simply the fact that they 
do wish cordial and congenial relations among 
the whole student body. 

Freshmen who read this simple word of 
advice, do not consider it sarcastic or insult- 
ing in any way to 1909. But remember that 
we are all fellow-students pressing on towards 
the same end ; therefore it befits us all to see 
that the friendliest relations possible exist, 
and above all, speak to upper classmen where- 
ever you meet them. 



Tufts Game. 

Bowdoin lost its game with Tufts last Sat- 
urday afternoon at Portland and it is not too 
much to say that the result of the contest was 
disappointing. We had hoped to win, or at 
least to have been able to show of what we 
were capable. However, some hard luck in 
the way of fumbles made it impossible for our 
team to do its best offensive work, and there 
is every reason to believe that this contributed 
largely to our defeat. On the other hand it 
would be foolish to say that Tufts did not 
have a team that is above the average of the 
small college, both in weight and knowledge 
of the game, and viewed in that particular 
light she certainly deserves her victory. 
Tufts had magnificent team work — a thing 
which a team that wins must always have. 
Bowdoin must have more ot this last-men- 
tioned quality. 



Football. 

Although our team was not victorious last 
Saturday in the game with Tufts, nevertheless 
we should not let that defeat dampen our 
spirits in regard to the three games which are 
now before us. The game in Portland demon- 
strated one fact in particular of which we 
should well be proud, namely, that we have a 
squad of men who are fighters. Every inch 
of ground gained by Tufts was fought hard 
for, and not once did a Bowdoin man show 
the least signs of quitting. The team was up 
against men who have been in training longer, 
and whose physical condition was much bet- 
ter ; men who were heavier, and who had their 
system of play farther developed than ours. 
When we come to the individual spirit of the 



members though Bowdoin may well say that 
her men fought the harder and pluckier bat- 
tle for the odds were against them. It is, 
therefore, in this fact that Bowdoin men 
should place their hopes. We have a tean; 
whose grit and spirit is far in excess of their 
size and weight. In this we know they 
are not lacking but that we may depend on 
them to fight till the last no matter which way 
the game may go or the odds may be. 
To-morrow Bowdoin spirit will show what it 
is able to accomplish against a team which 
compares in physical respects to our own, 
and we may rest assured that it will 
do all that is expected of it. Let every 
student give what support he is able to the 
team to-morrow. The men need it, and we 
are certain that all wearers of the white will 
be proud to have stood behind so worthy a 
team when the game is over. 



The Pamphlet. 

The descriptive pamphlet » which is now 
being distributed to the students and friends 
of the college is one of the most attractive lit- 
tle books that has ever been issued. Students 
would do well to secure extra copies to dis- 
tribute among their friends or prospective stu- 
dents. An outlay of 5 cents is a very small 
sum indeed, when one considers the cost of 
producing the book, containing as it does, 33 
half-tones, and the distribution of these books 
should be one of the most efi'ective methods 
of setting forth the real merits of Bowdoin. 



Portland and Bowdoin. 

To all who were in Portland on last Satur- 
day, the interest that the people of that city 
take in the doings of the college was most evi- 
dent. Portland is a Bowdoin town. Port- 
land business men are always willing to help 
out undergraduate efforts in Brunswick. We 
see Portland names helping out strongly on 
programs and in papers published at the' col- 
lege. For these favors in particular and for 
the general Bowdoin spirit we are thankful 
and sincerely hope they may never grow less. 



Next Thursday's Lecture. 

The attention of the student body is called 
to the fact that Bliss Perry, LL.D.,wiIl deliver 
a lecture in Memorial Hall next Thursdav 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



evening to which all Bowdoin students are 
invited. As is known, Mr. Perry is one of the 
most prominent literary men of the day, editor 
of the Atlantic Monthly and contributor to the 
standard magazines. Bowdoin students should 
certainly avail themselves of this chance, and 
all thanks is due to the Saturday Club for 
bringing Mr. Perry here. His subject will be 
"Thackeray." 



SOPHOMORE ELECTIONS. 

At a meeting of the Sophomore Class held 
Tuesday noon, the following were elected to 
class honors : President, Arthur Harold Ham, 
Livermore Falls ; Vice-President, Aaron 
Albert Putnam, Houlton ; Secretary, Plarry 
Woodbury Purington, Bethel ; captain of class 
football team, Albion Weston Merrill, Skow- 
hegan. 



FOOTBALL NOTES. 

The football team held its first secret prac- 
tice last Tuesday. 

The staff of football coaches now consists 
of Barry, head-coach, with O'Sullivan of 
Holy Cross, G. E. Fogg, Bowdoin, '02, and 
R. F. Chapman, Bowdoin, 1900, as assistant 
coaches. 



FRESHMAN ATHLETIC MEET. 

The athletic meet between the Freshman 
classes of Bowdoin and Bates has been defi- 
nitely arranged for the eighth of November, 
and will take place on the Whittier Ahletic 
Field at 2.00 p m., not at 2.30 p.m., as stated 
on the posters. Owing to the cold weather, 
and short afternoons, there will be no pre- 
liminary heats, each college being allowed 
only three men in each event, except the hur- 
dles where the number is to be reduced to two. 



ART BUILDING NOTES. 

The collection of paintings in the Walker 
Art Building has been increased in number, 
value, and interest by a loan of twelve oil 
paintings by Gen. J. L. Chamberlain. The 
paintings are now on exhibition in the Boyd 
Gallery. A complete list of them will be pub- 
lished next week, when the curator shall have 
had an opportunity to catalogue them. 



Several new labels have been placed in the 
Ancient glass case, to replace the simple min- 
eral tags which were formerly there. 

On October third about sixty photographs of 
beautiful Italian fountains were put on exhibition in 
the Bowdoin Gallery. The photographs are the 
property of the Library Art Club, and will continue 
on exhibition until the twenty-third of this month. 



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ADVANTAGES. 

Of all the American dental schools, there is none 
with greater facilities or more liberal in its range 
of work than the dental department of the Medico- 
Chirurgical College of Philadelphia. 

Here the students in dentistry are permitted to 
enjoy all the privileges of the students of the medi- 
cal school, a privilege which is rarely accorded 
students of dental colleges. A system of quizzes is 
conducted absolutely free of charge which is a mate 
rial advantage to the students. 

An abundance of material for practical work in 
the dental infirmary is supplied each individual. 
Each student is given the widest latitude and the 
greatest incentive for individual work, which has 
resulted in some of the greatest achievements by 
undergraduates in the dental profession. 



BOWDOIN, o; TUFTS, 10. 

Bowdoin lost its game with Tufts on the Pine 
Tree Athletic grounds in Portland, last Saturday 
afternoon, by the score of 10 to o, in a hard-fought 
game of football. 

The display of college spirit by students from the 
two opposing institutions was one of the features 
of the contest, nearly the entire student body from 
Bowdoin being in attendance, while Tufts sent down 
almost an equal number. Beside these, who occu- 
pied either end of the grandstand, a great part of 
the people present were ardent supporters of one of 
the two institutions, which made the contest a noisy 
one on the side-lines. The .systematic cheering of 
the students was one of the interesting things of the 
afternoon, the work of both Bowdoin and Tufts 
being most commendable. 

As to the game itself. Bowdoin lost because of 
costly fumbles at critical times and by some effective 
trick plays on the part of Tufts made at times when^ 
she needed them greatly. Bowdoin, on the other 
hand, did not show up especially strong on the 
defensive, and the Tufts team was able to score its 
touchdowns by steady consistent football. 

Bowdoin had the ball but three times during the 
game and during these times had no difficulty in 
making first downs, but as before mentioned fumbles 
spoiled the prospects. On the whole, however, our 
offensive work was so small in amount that a great 
deal cannot be said about it. 

The game opened with Tufts kicking off to Bow- 
doin, Greene securing the ball on the lo-yard line and 
advancing it to the 2S-yard line. Adams made 5 
yards and Tufts was set back for off-side work. 
Then Hafford made S yards and Greene an equal 



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J47 



number. Then Bowdoin fumbled, and although she 
retained the ball, it was so far back that she was 
forced to punt for 35 yards. 

Tufts then started down the field for steady gains 
which Bowdoin seemed powerless to stop at this time 
and in a short time scored the first touchdown. 

The teams changed goals, Bowdoin kicking off to 
Tufts who made steady gains, but as the goal was 
approached the Bowdoin line stiffened several times, 
and it seemed certain that Tufts must punt, but each 
time she used some remarkably effective trick pla>:; 
and was thus able to retain the ball. The half closed 
with the ball on Bowdoin's 5-yard line. 

The second half was not radically different than 
the first, although Bowdoin's line seemed to be play- 
ing in better form and this being the case Tufts 
resorted to more end plays, which were eft'ective. 
During the half the Massachusets team secured one 
more touchdown. 

The line-up : 

Bowdoin. Tufts. 

W. B. Drummond (Crowley), re. re., Martin, Pattee 

Stacy, rt rt.. Chase, Cutler 

Hatch, rg rg., J. P. Jones 

McDade, c • c. Hall 

Hawkesworth, Ig %., Reynolds 

Skolfield, It It., Cook 

J. B. Drummond, le le., Wilson, Hill 

Blair, qb qb,, Knowlton 

Hafford, rhb rhb., Greene 

Green, Ihb Ihb., C. Jones 

Adams, f b f b. Smith, Lewis 

Score — Tufts, 10 : Bowdoin, o. Touchdowns — 
Chase. Jones, Referee — Cleveland of Amherst : 
Burleigh of Exeter. Timers — Wing of Lewiston, 
Capt, Brown of Fort McKinley. Linesmen — Gum- 
bel of Bowdoin ; Pattee of Tufts. Time — two 20- 
minute halves. 



Colleac Botes. 



W. E, Speake, '07, is back at college again. 

Gushing, '09, played the chapel organ last Mon- 
day morning. 

Lee, '09, ofliciated at the Bangor-Portland football 
game at Bangor last Saturday. 

Haines, '07, entertained Tufts friends over Satur- 
day at the Beta Theta Pi House. 

Snow, '07, is absent from college and is engaged 
in canvassing work in Massachusetts. 

Manter, 'og, acted as referee at the Edward Little- 
Lewiston game at Auburn last Saturday. 

Last Monday was Hallowe'en night and several 
college men received invitations from friends to 
join parties in nearby places. 

To-night is "Maine Night" at Orono. Several 
prominent speakers address the meeting in antici- 
pation of the game with Bates to-morrow. 

Out of regard for the safety of the man who 
raises the flag over Memorial Hall, a railing has 
been put around the stone block at the foot of the 
flag pole. 



A, Shuman & Co., haberdashers, of Boston, Mass., 
will be on the campus with a line of samples during 
the week commencing November 6. 

Adjourns were granted in several courses last 
week in order to allow members of the faculty to 
attend the teachers' convention which was held in 
Portland. 

The greater part of the students who attended 
the game at Portland, last Saturday, witnessed the 
production of "Buster Brown" at the Jefferson in 
the evening. 

President Hyde and Professor McCrea were in 
Williamstown, Mass., this week, where they are in 
attendance at the meeting of the Association of New 
England Colleges. 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity has elected 
Putnam, '06, and Andrews, '06, as its delegates to 
the fraternity convention, which will be held in New 
York this month. 

Adjourns were given in all courses of Political 
Economy, Thursday, in the absence of Professor 
McCrea who is attending the college convention at 
Williamstown, Mass. 

The Brunswick High School football team played 
the team from Lisbon Falls High on Whittier Field 
last Saturday afternoon, losing by the score of 
eleven to nothing. 

The first annual meeting of the Deutscher Verein 
for 1905-1906 took place at the Inn last night. Sev- 
eral new men were initiated and Mr, Ham gave a 
very interesting talk. 

James A. Bartlett, '06, is to take the leading male 
part in the Saturday Club dramatics for this year. 
The presentation is to be "David Garrick," in Town 
Hall, January 11, 1905. 

The department of Biology has lately received an 
unusually large and fine specimen of the Canada 
lynx. It was shot near Jackman, Me. This animal 
is now only rarely found in Maine. 

Captain Allan and Manager Whittum of the Bates 
Track Team were on the campus Tuesday, making 
arrangemnts for the coming meet between the Fresh- 
men classes of Bowdoin and Bates. 

The engagement of Mr. Robert C. Foster of Port- 
land and Miss Ethel B. Damsell of Evanston, 111., 
was announced Wednesday. Mr, Foster, who is the 
son of Judge Foster, was recently admitted to the 
bar. 

Austin .Gary, '87, Professor of Forestry at Har- 
vard University, assisted by Mr. Woodard, '03. Cor- 
nell University, has been engaged the past week sur- 
veying and estimating wood lots in the vicinity of 
Brunswick. 

The annual reception of the Saturday Club will be 
held at the Unitarian church at 3 o'clock Saturday 
afternoon, Nov. 4. Miss Nora Smith Archibald 
will address the meeting on the "Art of Story 
Telling," 

The fare to Waterville, to-morrow, will be $1.85 
for the round trip. There will be no effort to secure 
a big party of the students, as it is thought advisable 
for all to plan to attend the Bates game of next 
week, although, of course, a large number will 
doubtless go to Waterville, to-morrow. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



E. H. Briggs, ex-'o7, was on the campus Sunday. 

H. D. Evans, 'oi, of Augusta, was a recent visitor 
at the Bates Theta Pi House. 

Many calls have been made at the library for 
copies of the Descriptive Pamphlet of the college. 
These are very neat indeed. Every student is 
entitled to one copy free. Additional ones may be 
obtained for five cents each. 

The grandstand to be used by the University of 
Maine "rooters" during the football game between 
the U. of M. and Bowdoin on November i8, has been 
set up on Whittier's Field. It is the same one that 
was in the Bates game last fall. 

The "Bowdoin Tenstrikers" are making a name 
for themselves in the bowling world of Brunswick. 

Bowdoin theatre-goers will be headed towards 
Lewiston's Empire, Monday night, when "The Isle 
of Spice" holds forth at that city. 

The bulletin of the Maine Medical School has just 
been issued. The pamphlet contains pictures of the 
Medical Buildings at Brunswick and Portland and 
of the Maine General Hospital, as well as a large 
amount of information relative to the school. 

Several of the Maine papers have been chroni- 
cling the bowling contests between a Bowdoin team 
and out-of-town teams. That the college has 
entered into bowling as a part of its athletics will 
be a rather unique piece of news to most of the stu- 
dents. 

The list of students in the literary department of 
Bowdoin College now posted on the Bulletin Board 
in the library shows a registration as follows for 
1905-06: Seniors, 56; Juniors, 63; Sophomores, 47; 
Freshmen, 87; Specials, Senior 3, Sophomore 11, 
Freshmen 19. This makes a total of 286 students in 
the academic department to date. 

Last week Professor Lee made a trip to Madrid, 
Me., and the Rangeley Lake region. While at 
Madrid he examined a deposit of graphite which 
has recently been opened and promises to be of 
some commercial importance. He also investigated 
the distribution of granite in Franklin County. A 
map of the granite deposits in Maine will soon be 
issued under the direction of the state survey com- 
mission of which he is chairman, 

Bowdoin College was represented at the Teachers' 
Convention in Portland, on last Friday evening and 
Saturday morning, by President Hyde, Professor 
Robinson, Professor Moody, Professor Houghton, 
Mr. Foster, Professor Mitchell, Professor Ham. 
Professor Allan Johnson, and Dr. Burnett. On 
Saturday morning Professor Johnson read a paper 
entitled: "Can History be. so taught in secondary 
schools as to be of disciplinary value?" 

A meeting of the Exeter Club of the college was 
held Tuesday afternoon with Lester Gumbel, '06. 
The club decided upon a shingle and also transacted 
other important business. There are nine Exeter men 
at present in college and the club plans to do consid- 
erable entertaining during the ensuing year. At 
this meeting President Hyde, Hon. Barrett Potter 
of Brunswick, state senator, and Edgar Kaharl, 
principal of Brunswick High School, were made 



Hlumni Ipereonals. 



CLASS OF 1846. 

By the death in Boston last week of the widow of 
the late Dr. John S. H. Fogg, '46, of the Maine His- 
torical Society will come into the possession of one 
of the finest collections of autographs in the country 
and the town of Eliot will have a fine public library. 
The late Dr. Fogg was a successful physician in 
Boston for many years and served as a member of 
the Boston School Board ?or twenty years and one 
term in the Massachusetts Legislature. During the 
last years of his life he devoted his time to his col- 
lection of autographs which is considered one of the 
most valuable in the country, the lowest estimates 
reckoning it from $25,000 to $30,000. His will pro- 
vided that his widow should have a life interest in 
the estate. 

CLASS OF 1856. 

Loring Prentiss, Class of 1856, of Portland, died 
at his home on October 22, 1905. Mr. Prentiss was 
born in Portland, he graduated from college in 1856. 
He received the degree 'of Master of Arts. After 
his graduating he taught school in Yarmouth for a 
while, then entered the wholesale grocery business 
in Portland. For the last forty years he has been 
an insurance underwriter. 

CLASS OF '61. 

Edward Stanwood, Class of l85l, has just pub- 
lished a biography of the Hon. James G. Blaine, 
honorary 1884, which is the first of a new series of 
volumes on American statesmen. Mr. Stanwood 
has presented a fine copy of this book to the college 
library, 

CLASS OF 1866. 

Rev. George Thomas Packard, Class of 1866, 
died at his home in Jamaica Plain, October 15, 
1905, aged 61 years. Mr. Packard was a native of 
Lancaster, Mass. He prepared for college at the 
Biddeford, Maine, High School and was graduated 
from Bowdoin in 1866. Three years later he was 
graduated from the Andover Theological Seminary 
and in 1870 was ordained an Epsicopal clergyman. 
On account of failing health he left the clergy in 
1878 and entered newspaper work and for seven 
years was connected with the editorial stafif of the 
Boston Advertiser. For the past ten years he has 
been confined to his home by illness, but has been 
a frequent contributor to the leading magazines of 
the country. He is survived by his wife, son and 
daughter, 

CLASS OF 1872, 
Press mention is being made in Massachusetts 
papers of the rapid progress of George M. Whitaker, 
of the Neiv England Fanner. Mr. Whitaker for- 
merly held a position on the Massachusetts dairy 
bureau, but has since occupied a position on the 
United States Bureau of Agriculture and given 
charge of milk investigation. His responsibilities 
have steadily increased and mention is made of the 
fact that he has received honorary degrees from 
colleges at last Commencement. Mr, Whitaker is 
editor and proprietor of the Neiv England Farmer. 



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CLASS OF 1901. 

Mr. and Mrs. Goodell announce the marriage of 
their daughter, Edith, to Mr. John Gregson, Jr., on 
September 26, 1905, at Worcester, Mass. Mr. and 
Mrs. Gregson will be at home after December i, at 
341 Spruce Street, Steelton, Penn. 

On Tuesday, September 25, at Worcester, Mass., 
occurred the marriage of Miss Edith Goodale to Mr. 
John Gregson, Jr., 1901. Mr. Gregson is now located 
at Steelton, Pa., having an excellent position as one 
of the officials of the Carnegie Steel Comapny. 

CLASS OF 1902. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Clifford have 
announced that the marriage of their daughter. Miss 
Bessie Watson Clifford, and Mr. Harold Benjamin 
Eastman, of the Class of 1902, took place on 
October 18, 1905, at Bath. Maine. 

CLASS OF 1903. 

Robert C. Bisbee will have charge of a Sugar 
Refinery in New Orleans, this winter. 

CLASS OF 1904. 

Arthur C. Shorey, '04, of Bath, who has been 
instructor in the Higgins Classical Institute foF 
about a year, has resigned to accept a position with 
the International Banking Corporation. 

H. E. Mayo has recently secured through Hap- 
goods, of New York, a good position with Persons 
Bros., of that city. 



CLASS. OF 1904. 
Austin Spear is making- a tour of Europe, 
where he is specializing the study of German. 
Mr. Spear is at present in Switzerland and 
will later visit Italy and Germany. 




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VOL. XXXV. 



NO. 15 



BOWDOIN, 5; COLBY, o. 

On Saturday last, amidst a pouring rain 
and on a field that was a sea of mud, Bowdoin 
defeated Colby in her first game of the series 
which determines the championship among 
the Maine colleges. Although the weather 
was unfavorable, both teams realized that this 
game was one of vital importance, and played 
a hard, consistent game. 

The game opened with Hafford kicking to 
Hammond, who made 10 yards, and the ball 
was down on Colby's 25-yard line. In her two 
tries Bowdoin held and Hammond punted to 
Blair, who was down on his 50-yard line. 
Hafford made four, Adams and Chapman one 
each and Adams no gain, giving Colby the 
ball on downs. Dewitt started on a skin 
tackle play and Qiapman broke through and 
ran him back three yards. Bowdoin's ball. 
On the first scrimmage the slippery ball got 
avva)f from Hafford and bounded to Dewitt, 
who was nailed before he could break loose. 
In the latter part of the first half, Hafford by 
fine dodging and a fake punt, netted six yards 
and first down, getting away from four Colby 
men who tackled him all at once. Time was 
called, with the ball on Colby's 50-yard line. 
Neither team had endangered its opponent's 
goal. Bowdoin's supporters were disheart- 
ened and disappointed, Colby's jubilant and 
even anticipating victory. 

In the first of the second half, Blair got 
away for a 30-yard run, this being the first 
big gain of the game. Colby's line gradually 
weakened until the ball was within 11 yards 
of her line. Hafford smashed the line for six 
yards, Blanchard plunged between guard and 
tackle for four to the one-yard line, and then 
Blanchard had the entire eleven behind him as 
he bowled over the line for the only touch- 
down. Hafford missed the goal. 

Colby played a much better game than in 
her previous encounters. The line was staunch 
and both ends got into the game well. But 
probably on a dry field Bowdoin would have 
made two, if not three, more touchdowns. In 
fact. Referee Marshall said that had the field 
been dry Bowdoin's victory would have been 



very decisive. As it was her fast backs had 
no opportunity to show their speed for nobody 
could get momentum with such footing. Her 
superior condition also told at the finish when 
Colby's line showed the strain of the relent- 
less battering. 

The line-up and summary: 

Bowdoin. Colby. 

Drummond, I.e I.e., Cotton 

Haley, Hatch, l.t l.t, Keyes 

Hawkesworth, l.g l.g., Thompson 

McDade, c c., McCIellen 

Powers, r.g , r.g., Sherbourne 

Stacy, r.t r.t., Hetherington 

Crowley, r.e r.e., Flewelling 

Blair, Bass, q.b q.b., Palmer (Capt.) 

Chapman (Capt.), l.h.b l.h.b., Hammond, Rose 

Hafford, r.h.b r.h.b., Trask 

Adams, Blanchard, f.b f.b.. DeWitte 

Score : Bowdoin, 5 ; Colby, o. Touchdown by 
Blanchard. Umpire — Carl Marshall of Harvard. 
Referee — Halliday. Linesmen — Gumbel (Bowdoin), 
Matthews (Colby). Timers — Allen (Bowdoin), 
Coombs (Colby). Time — 20 minute halves. 
Attendance, 300. 



PRENTISS LORING. 

Prentiss Loring, the oldest man engaged in 
the fire insurance business in Portland, died 
recently at his home, after a short illness 
from pneumonia. Mr. Loring was imiver- 
sall_y respected and esteemed in the city, and 
the news of his death comes as a severe blow 
to his many friends. He was born in North 
Yarmouth, February 18, 1834, fitted at North 
Yarmouth Academy and Yarmouth Institute, 
and entered Bowdoin College in the Class of 
1856. After graduation he taught for a short 
time, then his health failing he travelled for 
over a year, and upon his return entered the 
wholesale grocery business, first with Heath 
and McAllister and later Heath and Loring. 
He continued in this line of work until 1862, 
when he became associated with the Portland 
Press and later with the New Yarmouth 
Paper Company. In 1867 Mr. Loring moved 
again to Portland and opened an insurance 
office on Commercial Street and later on 
Exchange Street, where he was located until 
the time of his death, for a number of years 



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he has been associated with his son, PhiUp L. 
Loring. Mr. Loring held a number of impor- 
tant offices in this home city, having been a 
member of the school board for a number of 
years and twice representative to the state 
legislature. He was always a strong church 
worker and generously gave his time to such 
work, being President of the Portland Asso- 
ciated Charities at one time, and twice Super- 
intendent of the State Street Church Sunday 
School. He was also a member of the Unity 
Lodge of Odd Fellows. 



DELTA UPSILON CONVENTION. 

The 71st annual convention of the Delta 
Upsilon Fraternity took place at Utica, N. 
Y., October 26 and 27, 1905. There were 
about two hundred present representing the 
Alumni Clubs and chapters of thirty-seven 
colleges. 

The delegates arrived Wednesday and took 
up their quarters at Bagg's Hotel as the 
accommodations at Clinton were too small for 
so large a number as attended the convention. 

At 8.30 P.M., Wednesday, the delegates 
assembled at Bagg's Hotel for an informal 
"smoker" at which the delegates met and 
became acquainted with one another. 

Thursday, October 26, began the regular 
program, which was as follows : 

10 A.M. — First business session. 
I P.M. — Chapter luncheons. Bagg's Hotel. 
2.30 P.M. — Second business session. 
8 P.M. — Theatre party, Majestic Theatre, Marie 
Cahill in "Moonshines." 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1905. 

g A.M. — Third business meeting. The K. K. Club 
of the University of Illinois was granted a charter. 

I P.M. — Trolley ride to Clinton. Visit to Hamil- 
ton College. 

3 P.M. — Literary exercises in chapel, Hamilton 
College, in which the following program was carried 
out: 

1. March — "Uncle Sammy" Orchestra 

2. Invocation Rev. William Mason Cook 

Trinity, '73 

3. Solo (Selected) Prof. Robert J. Huges 

Hamilton, '90 

4. History Rev. Edward P. Powell 

Hamilton, 'S3 

5. Selection — "Creme de la Creme" Orchestra. 

6. Oration , Erman J. Ridgeway 

Northeastern, '91 

7. Song — "Song of Praise" 

8. March — "Yankee Grit" Orchestra 

4 P.M. — Visit to Hamilton Chapter House, where 
light refreshments were served. 



7.30 P.M. — Convention Banquet, Common's Hall, 
Hamilton College. After the banquet several toasts 
by the most able speakers of the present time were 
delivered. 

One of the pleasantest features of the con- 
vention was seen at the Chapter Luncheons, 
when the chapters in turn around the room 
cheered their different colleges. 

The next Delta Upsilon Convention will be 
held at Middlebury College. 



SATURDAY CLUB LECTURES. 

Bowdoin students are to be particularly 
fortunate this year in being able to hear some 
of the most prominent men of the day give 
addresses in Memorial Hall. These men have 
been brought here in great part by aid of the 
Saturday Club of the town and the college is 
greatly indebted to these ladies for their 
'efforts. Among the first of these distinguished 
speakers is Bliss Perry, LLD., editor of the 
Atlantic Monthly, who spoke in Memorial 
Hall, Thursday evening, on "Thackeray." 
Mr. Perry is one of the most prominent liter- 
ary workers of the day and many students 
availed themselves of this most exceptionable 
chance to hear him. Students are admitted 
free to these lectures, while all others are 
charged fifty cents. Among the other speak- 
ers of note who are to come this 3'ear will be 
Jack London, the well-known author of sea 
and Klondike stories, who speaks November 
7 in Memorial Hall. Besides these in Memo- 
rial several others will speak in the Unitarian 
Church who will be well worth hearing — Dr. 
Anita U. McGee, Professor George T. Little, 
Miss Catherine Jewell Everts, a pupil of 
Leland Powers, who is so pleasantly remem- 
bered from last vear, John Graham Brooks, 
Rabbi Charles Fleischer, and Miss Flora 
McDonald. All these people are of well- 
known ability and these dates should be 
remembered by the student body. 



A COMMUNICATION. 

The writer would like to make a suggestion 
through the columns of the Orient which, if 
adopted, will prove a great attraction to under- 
graduates, alumni and sub-Freshmen, as well 
as all others interested in Bowdoin athletics. 

Upon entering one of the public rooms of 
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notices several large cabinets with glass doors, 
containing many footballs and baseballs which 
were used in games resulting in a victory for 
Dartmouth on the gridiron and diamond. 
Each football (which is stuflfed so as to be in 
its normal shape) and baseball has neatly 
painted thereon the score of the game in 
in which it was used, and the season. 

To the writer this exhibit was the most 
interesting of anything of the kind ever seen 
at Dartmouth. How much more interesting 
would such an exhibit be to him and every 
other alumnus if it existed at old Bowdoin. 
Let this be the beginning of a movement to 
give such an exhibit to Bowdoin. We have 
won many hard-fought victories, but have 
nothing to recall them to us. At the next 
mass-meeting let a Committee be appointed 
to take the matter in hand and issue a call to 
Alumni Captains and Managers to furnish 
such balls as they have in their possession. 

If this is done there is not the slightest 
doubt but there would be forthcoming a 
goodly number worthy of a place in the "Cab- 
inet of Fame," which added to )rear by year 
would soon be a highly prized collection, ana 
one of which every Bowdoin man would be 
proud. 

Alumnus. 



ART BUILDING NOTES. 

Extensive and valuable additions have 
recently been made to the Freeman Milliken 
Short Collection of Coins and Stamps, given 
by his mother, Mrs. Adelaide Milliken Tor- 
rance. 

The paintings of the Chamberlain Collec- 
tion which are now on exhibition in the Boyd 
Gallery, are accompanied by the following 
notes describing them in detail : 

Mount Franklin. Painted by Tilton. 

Stabling of the Horses. Said to be a copy of 
Wouverman. 

Battle of the Standard. Said to be a copy of 
Wouverman. 

Sunset in the Woods. Painted by R. S. Pvne. 
1882. 

The Magdalene. Esteemed by connoisseurs 
to be painted at least under the eyes of 
Guido by one of his pupils. Bought 
under peculiar circumstances in New, 
York. Much rivalry in the purchase. 



Correggio's Magdalene. Copied by Frances 
C. Adams while in the studio of Paul 
Akers and Tilton in Portland in 1848. 
Esteemed by many good judges to be a 
remarkably fine copy, but has been dam- 
aged by revarnishing. 

Sunset in the Mountains. Painted by Frances 
C. Adams, in Tilton's studio, about 1848. 

Summer Scene. Painted by William Hart. 

Beatrice Cenci. Bought in special sale in 
New York by Mrs. Chamberlain. Ori- 
ginal label on back "A. P. Delaroche." 

Cleopatra. Held by connoisseurs in New 
York to be an original by Carlo Dolce 
(Some thought hands were by a pupil). 

Hamlet. (Keen's Impersonation). Painted 
by Frances C. Adams in Bath, Maine, 
about 1841. 



AT THE COLLEGE CHURCH. 

Rev. Mr. Jump, pastor of the College 
Church, is preaching a series of "Travel Ser- 
mons from an American Tour," which should 
be of interest to college students. The sub- 
ject for next Sunday evening will be "Hull 
House and Jane Addams — A Church Without 
a Steeple." There will be a series of 12 of 
these sermons, that of Sunday evening being 
the second in the number. The following are 
the subjects for the remainder of the series : 

"Hull House and Jane Addams— A Church with- 
out a Steeple." 

"Zion City and Dr. Dowie — The Religion of an 
Advertising Expert." 

"Colorado Springs and the Rocky Mountains — 
The Climate of the Soul." 

"The Cripple Creek Gold Fields— The Joy and 
Pathos of Search." 

"Pueblo and Its Steel Works— The Dividends of 
Philanthropy." 

"The Grand Canyon in Arizona — Grandeur, a 
Gateway to God." 

"The Desert Kingdom of the Cactus— The Weak- 
ness and Power of the Human." 

"The Educated Soil of Southern California— The 
Glory of the Potential." 

"The Old Spanish Missions— The Deathlessness 
of True Zeal." 

"Luther Burbank, the Plant- Wizard— God's Help- 
ers in Evolution." 

"San Francisco and the Golden Gate — The Flying 
Goals of Life." 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

Published every Friday of the Collegiate Year 
BY THE Students of 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



R. G. WEBBER, 1906 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Editor-in-Chief. 



Associate Editors: 



H. P. WINSLOW, 1906. 
H. E. WILSON, 1907. 
R. A. CONY, 1907. 
W. S. LINNELL, 1907. 
A. L. ROBINSON, 1908. 

G. G. SOULE, 1906, • 

A. J. VOORHEES, 1907. 



R. H. HUPPER, 1908. 
R. A. LEE, 1908. 
H. E. MITCHELL, 1908. 
H. G. GIDDINGS, A.B., of the 
Medical School, 1907. 

• • • Business Manager. 
Ass't Business Manager. 



Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
ates, alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, 10 cents. 



Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Lewiston Journal Press. 

Vol. XXXV. NOVEMBER 10, 1905. No. 15 

The Orient is pleased to print in another 
column an article from an alumnus relating 
to the preservation and systematic arrange- 
ment of athletic trophies. The ideas as 
set forth, by the writer, certainly seems 
one that is to be encouraged, and if such 
a step may be undertaken, and carried out to 
the extent that is done elsewhere, it appears 
a most commendable idea. The Orient 
would be glad to hear from other interested 
alumni on this subject. 



There are some things that help a college 
tremendously — and there are also some things 
that injure equally as much. Often fellows 
forget the latter when they are out of town 
for a good time. These men would do any- 
thing to see the college win in athletics and 
would not spare efforts nor expense to bring 
about this desirable result; but they forget 
that there are great, silent forces that help 



and injure colleges — circumstances that are 
far-reaching in their effect and most vital in 
their consequences. 

We say often they forget — but not always. 
Here are some Bowdoin men who did not, and 
the Orient takes pleasure in commending 
them. It is a clipping from the Leimston 
Journal of Tuesday, and although it is noth- 
ing but what we ought to expect of college 
men, one does not need to read between the 
lines to find a moral. Paste it in your hat, 
fellows : 

The front row was held down by a deputation of 
Bowdoin College students who also held an over- 
flow meeting in the row next behind. They were 
liberal in applause and their evident enjoyment of 
the performance being always courteous and gen- 
tlemanly was good to see. We feel that it is worth 
while to compliment a company of thirty or forty 
young college men who can attend the theatre in 
these days of the excessive liberty Of the undergrad- 
uate and go and come with such polite attention tc 
the comforts and good opinion of all. 



The Kenyon Affair. 

College men all over the country cannot but 
feel shocked at the dreadful affair at Kenyon 
College in which a member of the Freshman 
Class who was being initiated into one of the 
fraternities lost his life. It is doubtful if a 
more shocking accident has ever happened in 
the history of American colleges and it will 
make every member of a fraternity at Bow- 
doin and elsewhere resolve that the greatest 
care shall hereafter be exercised in initiations. 
It is undoubtedly true that no college in the 
length and breadth of this land is more free 
from these dangers than Bowdoin, and stu- 
dents and faculty may well indeed congratulate 
themselves on the manly and careful way in 
which our initiations are carried out. The 
remarks of President Hyde on this subject a 
few weeks ago were of a kind that left a deep 
impression on the students, and this dreadful 
affair in New York is a real illustration of the 
dangers which are to be guarded against. In 
addition to the horror of the thing itself, the 
blow that it deals to the college is simply irrep- 
arable. No matter what the circumstances 
that an investigation may bring out at Ken- 
yon, it is certain that the college has received 
a great and permanent injury. While there 
are strong indications that the affair was sim- 
ply an unfortunate accident for which no one 
was to blame, the fact remains that the college 
must suffer the consequences of the peculiar 



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iSS 



circumstances. There is a tremendously 
practical side to the case which college men 
may well consider, — to say nothing of its 
horror. 



The Bates Qames. 

To-morrow every Bowdoin man will be 
headed towards Lewiston. All our thoughts 
and all our energies this week have been 
directed towards to-morrow's game. The out- 
look for the week has been good. In spite of 
the continuous cold rain, more than enough 
for two teams have reported faithfully. The 
coming of Ross has certainly put real confi- 
dence and fight into the men. We will fight 
hard — we may lose, way win — anyhow, we'll 
fight hard ! 

McCLAVE ARRIVES. 

Ross McClave, Bowdoin's star coach of 
last year, arrived in Brunswick, Wednesday 
noon, and has been with the football team 
since that time. While the time he has been 
with the men is extremely short, the mere 
fact that he is here has greatly encouraged the 
team and there is no question but the team 
will be qualified to play better football as a 
result of his presence, not only for the 
amount of actual work he may accomplish, 
but also for the confidence he puts into the 
men by his mere presence. 



DUAL MEET WITH TECH. 

The track management has again received 
a letter from the track manager at Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology, signifying their 
willingness to meet Bowdoin in a dual track 
meet next spring. As to what action will be 
taken in the mattter had not been determined 
at the time of going to press, although the 
Bowdoin management feel that there are a 
number of reasons why such a meet could not 
be carried on by Bowdoin. 



MEET POSTPONED. 

The athletic meet between the Freshman 
classes at Bates and Bowdoin has been given 
up for this year. This action was entirely 
due to bad weather, and next year an attempt 
at bringing about such a meet will probably 
result more successfully. 



Even if the meet did not take place, the real 
object of both colleges has been gained. This 
object was to bring out new material, give the 
men a good opportunity for out-door work 
before the winter months, and to arouse a 
general interest in track work among the 
members of the entering classes. As a result 
of having this meet in view at Bowdoin many 
new men have answered the call for track 
athletes, much new material has been devel- 
oped, and our entering class has shown that 
it has some good class and college spirit. 



FACULTY NOTES. 

At a meeting of the modern language sec- 
tion of the Maine Association of Colleges and 
Preparatory Schools held in the Portland 
High School on Friday, October 27, the dis- 
cussion of a common basis of admission to the 
Maine colleges was led by Professor Ham, 
who explained the nature of the "Syllabus of 
French Grammar" and the "Syllabus of Ger- 
man Grammar" recently prepared by him for 
use in his own classes. 

As a result of the meeting it was agreed by 
the modern language examiners in the four 
colleges to make the above named "Syllabi" 
the basis of grammatical examination for 
admission. 

Professor Robinson was in Boston, last Fri- 
day, where he attended the meeting of the 
Society of Chemical Industry. Professor 
Robinson is a member of the executive com- 
mittee of this society. 

Professor Mitchell will speak before the 
meeting of the Franklin County Teachers' 
Association which will meet in Farmington 
next Friday. Professor Mitchell will speak 
on the subject "The Use of Our Mother 
Tongue." 



DEBATING NOTES. 

Bowdoin men interested in debating met on 
Thursday of last week in Massachusetts Hall 
and organized a society to be known as "The 
Bowdoin Debating Council." A constitution, 
which appears below, was adopted and the 
officers provided in the same were chosen in 
part. H. E. Mitchell was chosen President, 
F. J. Redman, Secretary-Treasurer and Prof. 
W. T. Foster, Faculty Advisor. The election 
of the Manager and Assistant Manager was 
postponed to the next meeting which occurred 



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on Tuesday evening of this week. After the 
election of officers the Council dismissed the 
Amherst agreement and finally voted^to for- 
ward to Amherst College the old agreement 
amended in several particulars, which if 
accepted by the Massachusetts College, will 
govern the next two debates between her and 
Bowdoin. Discussion of the Wesleyan chal- 
lenge was postponed till the following Tues- 
day evening. 

At Tuesday evening's meeting a challenge 
was received from the Boston University Law 
School for a debate. This matter was laid on 
the table and will be considered at a later 
meeting, as will also the matter of the debate 
with Wesleyan University, which was also 
discussed at some length at the meeting. 

The vote for the election of manager anJ 
assistant manager resulted in the choice of 
Cony, '07, as manager and Hupper, '08, as 
assistant manager. 



LIBRARY NOTES. 

During the past week the Library has 
received several interesting and valuable 
books from the alumni of the college. They 
are : 

A finely-bound new volume of the "Ameri- 
can Statesman" series, dealing with the life 
work of the Hon. James G. Blaine. It is 
written by Dr. Edward Stanwood, "61, who 
presented the volume to the library. 

A book entitled, "The Life That Counts," 
which was written, and presented by the Rev. 
S. V. Cole, D.D., '74, who is one of Bow- 
doin's honored trustees. 

The address made by Professor H. L. Chap- 
man at the dedication of the Merrill Library 
in Yarmouth, Maine. This . address is 
attractively bound in a volume compiled and 
printed at the expense of Mr. Joseph E. Mer- 
rill, '54, the donor of the Yarmouth Library. 

And the manuscript "Journal of George W. 
Bartlett," written in 1849, on a voyage from 
Bath, Maine, to San Francisco, in the brig 
"Maria." This journal is the gift of Mr. E. 
B. Merrill, '57, of New York City. 

Professor Isaac B. Choate of Boston, has 
presented the college with a score of valuable 
volumes of recent literature. Among them 
were Squire's "Mythology of the British Isles" 
and Hewitt's "Chronology of the Myth Mak- 
ing Age." 



Colleae IFlotes, 

All aboard for Lewiston! Every 
man in college must be at the 
Came To-morrow. 



Collins, '07, is out of college this week. 

Harris, '09, has returned from a two weeks' visit 
in Lynn, Mass. 

Favinger, '06, is coaching the Brunswick High 
School basket ball team. 

The "Palmer Poster Girls" failed to appear at 
Town Hall, Saturday evening. 

Several visited the Hebron-Kent's Hill football 
game at Hebron last Saturday. 

George Wheeler, '01, and Charles Merritt, '96, 
were recent visitors at the Delta Upsilon House. 

With the snowfall of last Monday many students 
went hunting, some ambitious ones going out after 
deer. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Torrance, Jr., were visitors 
at the Walker Art Building on Thursday, Novem- 
ber second. 

R. R. Paine, '06, ex-'o3, will take the place of 
Cox. '04, as Proctor of South Appleton, since Cox 
is to be in California this winter. 

Lots of Bowdoin football men ( !) were in Lew- 
iston at the theatre, Monday evening. This doesn't 
look like hard training. — Lciviston Journal. 

Only a small number of men attended the Colby 
game at Waterville, last Saturday. The inclement 
weather contributed in no small measure to this 
result. 

The first snow of the season arrived last Monday. 

G. L. Lewis, '01, former assistant librarian, who 
has been abroad for the past year was seen on the 
campus last week. 

An exceedingly neat and attractive souvenir pro- 
gram is to be made up for the Minstrel Show, 
which will contain cuts of the team of last year, and 
the schedule of games for next spring. 

The first fire of the year occurred last Saturday 
night, when a caboose was burned in the Maine 
Central yard. It made a bright blaze and a few 
students turned out to see the excitement. 

McDougald, ex-'o5. who is now one of the 
instructors at the Rockland High School, was at 
college the past week taking make-up exams He 
expects to take final eSams. at the close of the col- 
lege year and graduate with '06. 

As to football this week — the Bangor papers say 
LIniversity of Maine will surely trim Bowdoin and 
can claim the championship. Lewiston maintains 
that Bates is the best this year, and as for Bow- 
doin— well, Bowdoin is saying nothing now! 

Winslow. '06, Andrews, '06, Putnam, '06, Hich- 
born, '07, Holt, '07. and Clark, '07, Hacker, '07, are 
members of the Delta Kjappa Epsilon fraternity 
who are attending the national convention of the 
order, which is being held in New York this week. 



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"The General's Daughter," the play to be pre- 
sented under the auspices of the Young People's 
Union of the Universalist Church, will probably be 
given at the town hall on Wednesday evening, 
November 22. Rehearsals are being held several 
times a week at present. 

Several members of the Freshman Class have 
been organizing an orchestra and will soon be 
ready to play wherever opportunity may offer. 
Those who have been working together so far are : 
J. E. Crowley, Werftworth, Lombard (violins), 
Bridge ('cello), Cooper (cornet), Kane (clario- 
net), and Gushing (piano). 

The last issue of the Tufts Weekly, in an 
extended account of the Bowdoin-Tufts game at 
Portland, pays high tribute to the Bowdoin cheer- 
ing, dwelling particularly on the work of the col- 
lege band. It also contains an editorial article in 
which it complimented the work of the band and 
urging Tufts students to take immediate steps to 
form such an organization. 

In view of the recent statistics in regard to our 
athletic relations with the other Maine colleges, it 
was interesting to note how a speaker at the recent 
Bates Athletic Mass-Meeting was greeted with 
applause in the statement that "in the last seven 
football games we have played with Bowdoin, Bates 
has won four." How about the last eight, or 
twelve ? 

The Deutscher Verein held its first regular meet- 
ing last week Thursday at the Inn. Mr. George 
Lewis. '01, who has been spending the summer in 
Europe, gave an interesting talk on some of his 
impressions of the Rhine country. Following this 
Professor Ham gave readings from some of Heine's 
prose writings. The Verein is much larger this year 
than ever before numbering twenty-three. A most 
interesting program has been arranged for the year. 

This evening a general parish sociable will be 
held in the vestry of the college church on the invi- 
tation of the Social Committee of the Women's 
Alliance. An informal good time in which every- 
body is to become better acquainted with everybody 
else will be followed by light refreshments. All 
persons in the parish, especially newcomers, are 
invited to attend, and this invitation includes most 
heartily students in Bowdoin College and Medical 
School. 



THE BOWDOIN DEBATING COUNCIL. 
CONSTITUTION. 

Article I. 

Name and Object. The name of this society shall 
be the "Bowdoin College Debating Council." Its 
object shall be to promote and supervise the debat- 
ing interests in the college, to conduct intercollegiate 
and class debates ; and to arrange lectures upon 
subjects connected with debating whenever occasion 
may offer. 

Article II. 

Membership. Section i. Bradbury Prize Speak- 
ers, including alternates, shall be members, while 
they are members of the college. 



Section 2. Students who have taken or are tak- 
ing English 6 and 7 shall be members while they 
are members of the college. 

Section 3. Any member of the college may be 
elected to membership in the Council by a unani- 
mous vote of members present at any business meet- 
ing, provided, that the name of such candidate shall 
have been proposed for membership at the last busi- 
ness meeting of the Council previously held. 

Article III. 

Officers: Election and Duties. Section I. Offi- 
cers : The officers of this Council shall be a Presi- 
dent, Secretary-Treasurer, a Debating Manager, an 
Assistant Debating Manager and a Faculty Adviser. 

Section 2. Election : All officers shall be elected 
at the last meeting of each college year. Election 
shall be by ballot and a majority of the votes cast 
by those present shall be necessary for election. 

Section 3. Duties: (a) It shall be the duty of the 
President: To call and preside at all meetings of 
the Council. To make a .written report at the close 
of his term, in a book provided for the purpose, 
called the "President's Book," of the direction and 
progress of the work done during his term. To 
execute the orders of the Council as to arrange- 
ment and conduct of the trials for the debates with 
other colleges. 

(b). It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treas- 
urer to record the minutes of each meeting, and to 
keep a book containing a copy of the constitution 
and names of the members of the society for each 
current year ; to give adequate notice of every meet- 
ing, and have notices published in the Orient: to 
conduct all necessary correspondence of the Council. 

(c). It shall be the duty of the Debating Man- 
ager to take charge of all arrangements for intercol- 
legiate debates. As soon after the debate as possi- 
ble he shall submit a financial report to an auditing 
committee chosen by the Council, and after the 
auditing of his report, he shall turn over the funds 
in his charge to the Treasurer. He shall also sub- 
mit to the Council before the expiration of his term 
of office, a detailed report of all work done by him 
in managing the debate. 

(d). The Assistant Manager shall not be a 
member of the Senior Class in college. 

Article IV. 

Meetings. Meetings shall be called by the Presi- 
dent whenever it appears necessary ; and at any 
time in addition on the written request of five 
members. One-third of the members shall constitute 
a quorum. 

Article V. 

Amendments. This constitution shall be amended 
in the following manner only : Amendments must be 
submitted to the Council in writing not less than 
one week before the vote thereon, and shall be 
passed by not less than a two-thirds majority of a 
meeting at which no less than half the enrolled 
members are present and voting. 



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Hlumni personals. 



CLASS OF 1862. 



General Isaac W. Starbird, who has for the past 
ten years been medical director of the Chelsea- 
Mass., Soldiers' Home, has recently resigned his 
position because of ill health. Concerning his war 
record and life work, the Kennebec Journal of a 
recent date prints the following: 

General Isaac W. Starbird, whose resignation as 
medical director of the Chelsea, Mass., Soldiers 
Home was announced, last week, as the result of ill 
health, was one of the bravest soldiers sent to the 
front by Maine in the Civil War. He was born in 
Litchfield in 1839, graduated from Bowdoin in 1862 
and was at once commissioned a captain in the 19th 
Maine volunteers and his regiment was assigned to 
the second corps of the army of the Potomac. He 
was in command of his company at the battles of 
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, 
and at the last mentioned battle he had charge of a 
section of the picket line which received Pickett's 
assault. He was wounded at Gettysburg, but 
remained on the field until the battle was decided. 
He was in the movement which checked Lee's 
advance on Washington in 1863 and in 1864 he was 
appointed brigade inspector and assigned to Mott's 
brigade, fourth divison of the second army corps. 
He participated in the Wilderness campaign and 
fought at the battle of the Wilderness. Spottsyl- 
vania. Cold Harbor and Petersburg. On August 
16, 1864, he was appointed major of his regiment 
and commanded it at the battle of Weldon Railroad, 
which was fought in October of that year. On 
November 3 he was made lieutenant colonel and a 
week later colonel of the 19th Maine. Col. Starbird 
commanded the regiment in the final advance on 
Petersburg, and the pursuit which led to the sur- 
render of Lee. He led his regiment at the battle of 
High Bridge on the Appomattox, which resulted in 
shutting off all possibility of the retreat of the Con- 
federate Army. At that battle, the 19th Maine, 
without any support, was ordered to hold a bridge 
over the river. When they took up their position 
they found it in flames, witli Lee's army on the other 
side. By means of hats, boxes, canteens and 
buckets they extinguished the flames, and although 
a rebel brigade was thrown against them, they held 
the point until the issue was decided. Col. Starbird 
was struck in the thigh by a bullet and fell from 
his horse unconscious. It was thought that the 
wound would result fatally, but he rallied, and in 
April following he was commissioned a brevet brig- 
adier general "for gallantry while in command of 
his regiment." At the close of the war Gen. Star- 
bird entered the customs service, and while thus 
employed studied medicine. He practiced in Boston 
till 189s and for the past ten years has been medi- 
cal director of the Home at Chelsea. Mass. He 
still carries the bullet which it was thought would 
kill him, 40 years ago. He will reside in Roxbury. 
His son is practicing medicine in Dorchester. 

CLASS OF 1900. 
Percy A. Babb is now located in Mexico, D. F., 
as a consulting mining engineer. 



CLASS OF 1901. 
William M. Warren, Class of 1901, of Ban- 
gor, was married to Miss Gertrude R. Fowler 
of Bangor last July. 



Hn /IDemorfam. 



By the deatli of Prentiss Loring of the 
Class of 1856, Bowdoin and Alpha Delta Phi 
have lost a true friend and brother. Prentiss 
Loring was an earnest, sincere, unobtrusive 
man, carrying on his life's work without 
ostentation or display. Always considerably 
handicapped through ill-health, he still 
remained cheerful through all and pursued his 
labors never discouraged. He was of upright 
Christian character, and appeared prominently 
in all church work and duties. He was in a 
word a type of many of those men such as 
Bowdoin is alwa3's proud to claim as a son and 
Alpha Delta Phi as a brother, who live their 
lives earnestly and quietly, without any false 
show or vain ambition, along noble lines and 
towards high ideals. 

James A. Bartlett, 
George A. Bower, 
Arthur L. Robinson, 

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VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 17, 1905. 



NO. 16"! 



BOWDOIN. 6; BATES, o. 

Bowdoin won one of the greatest football 
victories in recent years on the Garcelon Field 
at Lewiston, Saturday afternoon, by defeat- 
ing the Bates College team by the score of 6 
to o. Although we have won greater victo- 
ries in the size of scores, it is never- 
theless certain "that the Old Bowdoin spirit 
never won a more pleasing victory than that 
of Saturday. 

Bowdoin played a wonderful game through- 
out — in inoffensive, defensive, headwork, and 
in the taking advantage of the general trend of 
the game. Ever)' man plaved remarkable 
football, and there certainly were eleven men 
in the game from the time the whistle blew at 
the opening until time was called. In a word, 
fast football, and grim determination won a 
great victory over weight and overconfidence. 

It would be hard to name the individual 
stars in the game, for there were eleven of 
them. Yet the work of some of the men seem 
to warrant special mention. Among these J. 
Drummond, who not only played a great game 
in getting down on punts, but also made every 
fumble count for Bowdoin, and last but not 
least, scored the winning touchdown, by the 
liveliest kind of work, certainly deserves men- 
tion. 

Hawkesworth, McDade, Stacey, Hatch, and 
in fact all the team, did fine work, while Bass 
ran the plays with remarkable judgment 
throughout, and his work aided materially in 
bringing about the splendid result. 

The Ortent takes the following detailed 
account of the plays from the Lezviston Morn- 
ing Nezvs: 

At 2.34 Schumacher kicked to Blanchard. who 
made 13 yards, being down on his ■ 33-yard line. 
Chapman made three and then one. Hafford 
punted to Wight, who fumbled and Crowley got the 
ball on Bate.s' 20-yard line. Blanchard made three 
and one and then Hafford was stopped for no gain. 
Bates' ball on her 16-yard line. 

Conner could make but a yard. Redden made it 
first down and then got through a big hole. 
Though he fell down twice he made 12 yards. Ken- 
dall, on a skin tackle, netted four. Conner hit the 
center for two and Redden went through left guard 
and tackle for five. 



u Conner two, Redden four, Schumacher six and 
yConner two more and the Bates enthusiasts made a 
" big noise. 

ttere Bates fumbled and Drummond landed on 
the ball with a dozen men on him. It was on Bow- 
doin's 54-yard line. 

Chapman plunged into the left side of Bates' line 
but failed to gain. ' 

In a tandem play Hafford made two. Blanchard 
tried but it was Bates' ball by a few inches. Ken- 
dall let loose and covered five yards, boxing Bow- 
doin's right end. Wight tried an end run but 
slipped on the treacherous footing, making less than 
a yard. Schumacher was pulled back and hit the 
line for four. Conner gained three and Johnson 
made a yard, being handsomely downed by Crow- 
ley. Conner made four and Kendall five, on a skin 
tackle play, on the right side. Holding in the line 
here cost Bates 15 yards. 

The formation was on a try for goal from the 
field. Kendall intercepted the pass and made a vain 
effort to score the long distance by a trick. Stacey 
downed him for a loss. 

Johnson punted to Blanchard who was downed 
by Schumacher on Bowdoin's 23-yard line. 

Hafford scored three yards and Blanchard in two 
tries made first down. Chapman made three and 
three again through guard and tackle. Blanchard 
hit the same place, which showed a weakness, and 
made three. Hafford jumped away for six, all but 
getting clear. Blanchard made four and then 
Hafford covered three, four and two, Blanchard two. 
Chapman two, Blanchard two, and Chapman two 
again, all these plays going into the Bates line at 
first guard or tackle and then the other. 

Here came the sensational incident of the game. 
Chapman hit the Bates line hard and was sprinting 
for the left end when the tackier bumped the ball 
out of his arms and it hit a Bates'forward on the 
head. Drummond seized the ball as it was coming 
down. 

Before any of the men near him had gathered 
their wits Drummond was almost over the line. He 
covered 14 yards in the twinkling of an eye and 
BoAvdoin had won, as it turned out. 

Drummond was given the glad hand and the 
Bowdoin contingent went wild with delight. Bates 
was crestfallen and really never recovered its con- 
fidence. 

Hafford took plenty of time and kicked the goal. 
Score, Bowdoin, 6; Bates, o. 

There were but 18 seconds more to play and Haf- 
ford kicked to Kendall who ran the ball in 12 yards 
and made eight when time was called. 

In the second half Hafford kicked off to 
Conner, who fumbled the kick-off and then 
made 13 yards. He went in fiercely for three 
and three again and then Kendall lost a 
yard. The next time he had fine interference and 
made a dozen. Redden was stopped with but a 



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bare yard. Kendall was jammed into the surging 
mass for four. Wight tried a quarterback run and 
Chapman put him down for a considerable loss. 
Redden made a yard and then Kendall lost distance 
but it cost Bowdoin five yards for being off-side. 

Kendall made six on a skin tackle and then two 
and Conner two. The ball was now in the center 
of the gridiron. Conner was sent in close to Bow- 
doin's center for three yards. Kendall made six 
and Johnson three. Redden made no gain, as the 
Bowdoin forwards smothered him. Kendall came 
to the rescue with Wight through the line and 
Johnson added three and then six. Kendall then 
slipped in the mud and Hatch rolled him over and 
over for a three-yard loss. Kendall showed the 
effect of the hard work and took time out. 

After Johnson had made six yards and it seemed 
as if Bates would score, there was a fumble in the 
backfield and it was McDade who clung to the ball 
under the bunch of players when the referee untan- 
gled them. Chapman tried twice, but Bates was as 
firm as a rock. Hafford punted to Wight, who 
brought the ball back to Bowdoin's 53-yard line. 
The double pass to Redden netted two yards. John- 
son could make but one yard, Kendall was dovv'ned 
in his tracks and it was Bowdoin's ball. Holman 
replaced Harris here. Bowdoin tried Plafford, who 
made first down in two rushes. Chapman and 
Blanchard negotiated seven between them. 

Smashes into guards and tackles by Blanchard 
and Hafford secured ten in three rushes. Redden 
was winded badly in a scrimmage and Fraser went 
in. Then Bowdoin raced up the field. Hafford 
three, Blanchard three, Hafford two, Blanchard five, 
Hafford and Blanchard two. 

Here the referee had to measure the distance. 
Bates had held on the 12-yard line. The very first 
scrimmage that Bates tried was a fumble and it 
was the illustrious Drummond who gathered the 
ball in and saved Bowdoin's chances again. 

Bates was desperate, however, and stood like 
Gibraltar on her ten-yard line, as three times the 
Bowdoin backs were hurled into the line. Haft'ord 
and Chapman had to give it up. The final play 
was a 17-yard loss as Bass essayed a quarterback 
run and was dragged 17 yards by Conner. The ball 
had been dead on the 14-yard line and was called 
back there. 

Fraser was unable to gain and then Bowdoin was 
off-side again and lost five. Fraser then made three 
and on a pass Conner made four. Then Crowley 
essayed the criss-cross and lost six yards. It was 
Bowdoin's ball for another golden opportunity. 
There was not enough time left, however, and two 
short gains left the ball in Bowdoin's possession, a 
dozen yards from Bates' line as the game ended. 

The line-up and summary : 

Bowdoin. Bates. 

Drummond, le le., iVlahoney 

Haley, It It., Poster 

Hawkesworth, Ig Ig., Johnson 

McDade, c c, Thurston 

Hatch, rg rg., Jackson 

Stacey, rt rt., Schumacher 

Crowley, re .-re., Harris, Holman 

Bass, qb qb., Wight 

Chapman, Ihb Ihb., Redden, Fraser 

Hafford, rhb rhb., Kendall 

Blanchard, fb fb., Conner 



Score — Bowdoin, 6; Bates, o. Touchdown, by 
Drummond. Goal — by Hafford. Referee — Clement 
of Tufts. Umpire — Marshall of Harvard. Official 
lineman — Cleveland of Amherst; assistants, Gumbel 
(Bowdoin), Douglass (Bates). Timers — Wing 
(Bowdoin), McCarty (Bates). Time— 28- and 25- 
minute periods. Attendance — 2,000. 



DELTA KAPPA EPSILON CONVEN- 
TION. 

The fifty-ninth annual convention of the 
Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity was held on 
November 8, 9, and 10, in New York City, 
the headquarters being at the W alaorf- Asto- 
ria Hotel. The convention was held under 
the auspices of the Columbia a'nd New Vork 
University Chapters, and the New York Asso- 
ciation. A fine program of entertainment 
was furnished. The convention opened with 
a smoker at the Columbia Chapter House on 
Wednesday evening. Thursday morning and 
afternoon and Friday morning were given up 
to business meetings. On Thursday evening 
the delegates were entertained by the INew 
York University Chapter at the Hippodrome, 
and after the performance with a supper at 
Shanley's. Frida}' afternoon a steamer was 
chartered and all attending the convention 
were given a trip about the harbor, enabling 
those present to see the British squadron 
under Admiral Prince Louis of Battenburg, 
and also three of the American squadrons, all 
tmder Admiral Robley D. Evans. The con- 
vention ended Friday evening with a banquet 
at the Waldorf-Astoria, the largest attend- 
ance of any yet given. The delegates from 
the Bowdoin Chapter were Arthur O. Putnam 
and D. Bradford Andrews. 



READING BY KATE DOUGLASS 
WIGGIN. 

Bowdoin students, as well as townspeople, 
will be pleased to learn that they are to have 
the opportunity of hearing Kate Douglass 
Wiggin in Memorial. Hall next Tuesday even- 
ing. The program will include selections 
from the works of Mrs. Riggs, interspersed 
with several musical numbers. The evening 
should prove a most delightful occasion. 

An afternoon tea is to be given in Hubbard 
Hall from 4 to 6 Tuesday afternoon, in honor 
of Mrs. Riggs, and no doubt many students 
will take advantage of the opportunity of 
meeting this well-known writer and friend of 
Bowdoin. 



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PRESIDENT HYDE AT SUNDAY 
CHAPEL. 

President Hyde's remarks last Sunday were 
brief, but interesting. He related an incident 
of the recent meeting of the Association of 
New England Colleges held at Williams- 
town last week. 

President Hopkins of Williams had asked 
President Eliot of Harvard to make a relig- 
ious address to the Williams' students at 
chapel. President Eliot replied: "I never did, 
but I will." President Hyde continued : 
Whether we can honestly say these few 
words is a test of whether we are 
living or dead, whether we are growing or 
going backwards. How many of us meet a 
novel situation in this way? Whether a man 
is eighteen or seventy-two, as is President 
Eliot, he is to all practical purposes dead if 
he doesn't try to do new things ; the young- 
man of eighteen is older and nearer his grave 
than the man of seventy-two as long as he is 
contented with doing the same thing he always 
has done. 

Whether a man is eighteen or seventy-two 
he is a young, living, growing man as long as 
he can say, "I never did, but I will." 



PRESIDENT HYDE AT MT. HOLYOKE. 

President Hyde has been widely quoted dur- 
ing the past week on the subject of woman's 
suffrage, as the result of his address delivered 
at the 68th anniversary of Founder's Day at 
Mt. Holyoke, last week. 

President Hyde said in part : 

''Woman's right are now clearly defined. 
The recognition of a woman's ideal makes 
man and woman as different as God created 
them to be. A woman is fitted for many 
occupations involving physical and moral dan- 
ger to herself. But in mining, manufacturing 
and law, where man has to fight the competi- 
tion of the world, man is distinctively alone. 
Not one woman in a million can take charge 
of a competitive occupation without physical 
and moral danger to herself. Two results of 
her presence in such a strife, physical break- 
down and hardening of the heart, would both 
injure the ideal woman. 

"In scholarship women are superior in book 
knowledge. They are superior in competi- 
tive examinations, but are liable to injure 



their health, to the detriment of future gener- 
ations. A girl student should not be forced 
to study when she does not want to study. 
The course should be extended for them to 
five years. In the elementary education 
woman is superior to man, but not in pro- 
ductive scholarship. The price women pay 
to attain academic fame is not worth what 
women pay for it, if that price is womanly 
qualities. 

"Men are by nature fitted for politics and 
the day when women will desire the ballot 
franchise is put further oft" by every agitation 
for it. The womanly ideal will come with the 
worthy woman who finds her ideal in the 
home and its duties." 

The address was loudly applauded by the 
graduates and their friends. 



MASS MEETING. 

The mass meeting held on the night before 
the Bates game was one of the most enthusi- 
astic that has been held in Memorial Hall. 
The speakers were Coach Barry, Brown, '02 ; 
Assistant Coach Fogg, Bowdoin, '02 ; James 
Clarke, captain of last year's championship 
baseball team, and Ross McClave, coach of 
Bowdoin's championship football team last 
fall. All spoke of the power of "Bowdoin 
Spirit" in winning games, and asserted that 
our football team, being physicaly equal to 
Bates plus the "Bowdoin Spirit" ought to 
be able to make a showing on the following 
day that would make the college forever proud 
of them. 

We have seen what this "Bowdoin Spirit" 
did last Saturday. It now remains to be seen 
if this same spirit cannot bring Bowdoin 
through to-morrow's game as champion of 
the state. 



FACULTY NOTES. 

Last Sunday morning President Hyde 
delivered the sermon at the Universalist 
Church on Pleasant Street. He took as his 
text : "Ask, and it shall be given you ; seek, 
and ye shall find ; knock, and it shall be 
opened unto you." 

Doctor Whittier and Professor Ham were 
members of the Faculty who attended the 
Bowdoin-Bates game in Lewiston, last Satur- 
day. 



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Last Saturday's Victory. 

Probably Bowdoin has never won a greater 
victory than that of Saturday. In the first 
place it was a great victory because Bowdoin 
spirit actually did what Coach Fogg said of it 
in his mass-meeting speech turned sure defeat 
into certain victory. It was, first of all, then 
a victory for the Old Bowdoin spirit. Again, 
it was a vindication of the college and its men 
in a peculiar and pleasing way in connection 
with newspaper comment about the state of 
late. A number of Maine papers have taken 
great satisfaction in speaking disparagingly 
of Bowdoin's athletic outlook, and once 
started, they had been kept going in a man- 
ner that was entirely unwarranted. In this 
respect, too, the victory was especially pleas- 
ing. And last of all, it was a great victory as 
proving that Bowdoin students have the real 
quality of determination in them — the kma 
that makes men. To go into a game and score 



a victory with all kinds of odds against 
them, as did eleven Bowdoin men, last Satur- 
day, was work that has never been equalled 
in Maine college athletics. Bowdoin students 
are proud of that team of last Saturday — ana 
well they may be. 



To=morrow's Qame. 

Bowdoin will play the last game of the 
season to-morrow afternoon, and as this con- 
test is the decisive one of the Maine college 
championship, it is safe to say that it will 
be the greatest of the year. The Univer- 
sity of Maine has a strong team and will be 
down here with a determination to win, but 
if Bowdoin plays with the spirit that she man- 
ifested in the Bates game, she ought to come 
out victorious. The game will be worth seeing 
out ahead. The game will be worth seeing 
and every man in college needs to give the 
team the same loyal support that was given 
last Saturday. It will be a great game and a 
great victory — for Maine or Bowdoin. We 
hope and believe it will be Bowdoin. 



Newspaper Talk. 

The increase in the attention given to 
college athletics of late has caused this sub- 
ject to attain great importance in the public 
mind, and the doings of the college athlete is 
so followed with popular interest, that the 
newspapers at this time of 5'ear are daily filled 
with comparisons and forecasts on the football 
prospects. This is quite as true in Maine 
as elsewhere. Since the first of' September 
the Maine papers have regularly had 
long columns of comment, prophecies and 
remarks on the Maine football world and 
particularly the prospects of the four colleges 
in the state. To the credit of most of the 
papers let it be said that all four institutions 
have been treated fairly and alike in these 
write-ups. But a man, and particularly an 
undergraduate, is never jealous of anything 
more than the reputation of his college, and 
it is very easy for a paper to take a very par- 
tisan view through its correspondent, and to 
make statements slurring and derogatory to 
the other colleges. Matter is published by a 
newspaper, which seen by outsiders, will be 
positively injurious to another college. The 
Orient would ask the press of Maine to take 
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college athletics that it publishes. We, in 
behalf of the other institutions as well as our- 
selves, ask for fair play from all. In years 
past Bdwdoin learned only too well the lesson 
of silence and the foolishness of making fore- 
casts and boasts. Due to the observing of 
this same rule this fall and to the overindulg- 
ence in partisan talk by others, the public was 
made to believe that Bowdoin considered she 
had no show for the state championship. 
Last Saturday Bowdoin won a game from 
what was credited as being the fastest team in 
the state. Thereupon various newspaper men 
were surprised and considered it necessary to 
explain their serious statements, and did so 
by discrediting the victon' as much as possi- 
ble. Matter, positively libelous and insulting, 
was permitted in print, known to be false by 
all who had witnessed the game in question. 
"Explaining a defeat" is the height of 
unsportsmanlike conduct. We, therefore, ask 
for fair treatment. If we win in athletics, 
give us the full credit of our victory, and if 
we lose, we will try our best to lose as true 
■sportsmen. 



Y. n. C. A. Work. 

The Orient notes with much regret, that 
the Y. M. C. A. has practically suspended 
activity. Very few meetings have been iieid 
this term, those very irregularly, and with 
small attendance. There seems to be a lack 
of real leadership. Contrary to the regular 
custom, no systematic canvass of the Fresh- 
man Class for new members has been con- 
ducted ; in fact, very few Freshmen know for 
a certainty that a Y. M. C. A. exists to-day in 
Bowdoin. 

What does this mean? For one thing, it 
means that we are asleep. There is no lack 
of Y. M. C. A. material and no lack of oppor- 
tunity for work. The upper classes are made 
up largely of men who always have been' 
active in the Y. M. C. A. ; this season, appar- 
ently, they have forgotten their responsibility 
to keep the work moving. The entering class 
contains a large number of men whom the 
Orient knows have been active in their pre- 
paratory school Y. M. C. A. — men who make 
the best members of the college Y. M. C. A. 
We need to wake up and marshal these forces. 

The Association has weekly meetings, too, 
for keeping alive and developing the 
reliarious life of its members ; it has 



expressed its purpose to give physical and 
athletic training to the boys of the town ; it 
has also expressed its purpose to conduct 
lectures and conferences on subjects related 
to the social and practical applications of 
Christianity. It is largely responsible for the 
furtherance of Bible Study in the college for 
this year. These duties certainly are press- 
ing, and are worthy of the support of every 
single student. Yet, thus far this year, we 
have utterly neglected these facts of abundant 
material and large opportunity and have let 
other activities of no greater importance 
absorb our whole attention. 

What is to be done? It certainly is out of 
the question to let the Association drag along 
the way it has for the past few weeks ; that 
would mean that we would soon have no 
Association. It is late, even now, to recover 
our footing. There is, then, only one course 
open. We must shake off our lethargy and 
get to work. Let every old member renew 
his interest, let all the classes especially the 
Freshman, be canvassed for new members, let 
some live man infuse spirit into the organiza- 
tion, and we shall have an Association worthy 
of the name and a prosperity approaching that 
of the past. The Orient, as the medium of 
the whole student body, asks each individual 
student, as an appreciative, loyal college 
man, to help in this work. 



An Engineering Course. 

The Orient has frequently heard sugges- 
tions favorable to the establishment of an 
engineering course in this college. Such a 
move has many arguments in its favor, and 
two of them are the following : Such a course 
would add to our number of students ; it 
would keep the college more thoroughly in 
the public view. 

It is almost unnecessary to say that it would 
increase the number of students, for such a 
course would be a new feature of our work 
and if it drew any students at all it would 
draw them from outside our regular student 
body and thus add to our totals. But by sim- 
ply drawing students for engineering is not 
the only way we should increase our numbers. 
We often hear of students entering an engi- 
neering course, who before thev complete 
their course, conclude to secure an A.B. 
Degree. These instances are frequent at the 
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course would thus draw us men not only for 
our engineering course but for the academic 
courses as well. 

An engineering course would also serve to 
advertise the college. Bowdoin would at once 
become better known outside the state, because 
such courses are crowded in all colleges offer- 
ing them, and students would gladly come 
from a greater distance to pursue engineering 
than they would to pursue any other courses. 
And one student actually enrolled in a 
college is the best advertisement a college can 
have in his community. After all it is not the 
distance that deters so many students from 
coming here as it is the fact that they do not 
know us. The students from afar coming 
to our engineering course, would see us as we 
are and we have faith to believe such students 
would bring us more, and spread the name of 
the college farther than ever before. 

Saying nothing of the other arguments, 
these two are sufficient to warrant serious con- 
sideration of an engineering course for Bow- 
doin College. 

SATURDAY CLUB LECTURE. 

On November ninth, Bliss Perry's audience 
nearly filled Memorial Hall. Mr. Perry's 
address was a most excellent one, and 
as a result of it Thackeray will prob- 
ably be much more widely read in Brunswick 
than ever before. Mr. Perry first traced the 
course of Thackeray's career, then dwelt upon, 
his style of writing, quoting several passages 
from his most famous books. In tracing 
Thackeray's life he showed that, although in 
his earlier days. Thackeray devoted himself 
to law, then to art, and did not begin his great 
literary work until he was middle-aged, never- 
theless, he had shown from his boyhood the 
quick and sure perception of the truth which in 
later life, made him the great satirist that he 
was. One little incident showing his early 
satirical genius is probably still in the minds of 
those who attended the lecture. It seems that 
when Thackeray was still a mere boy he hap- 
pened to read a poem that was extremely 
flowery in its phraseology, but very wanting 
in genuineness and spirit, and so, on reaching 
several t)'pical lines, he could not help para- 
phrasing them, and one which ran "Violets ! 
Dark blue violets !" he crossed out entirely, 
writing above it "Cabbages ! Bright green cab- 

;f" 



All who attended the lecture feel that they 
were well rewarded for doing so, while those 
who did not attend missed a most interesting 
and instructive address, written and delivered 
by a man whose literary ability is recognized 
as being of the highest order. The college 
sincerely thanks the Saturday Club of Bruns- 
wick for extending such a kind invitation to 
the students, who will gladly take advantage 
of the opportunity thus afforded to hear some 
of America's well-knovi'n speakers, writers, 
and thinkers. 



MINSTREL SHOW. 

The first rehearsal for the Minstrel Show 
will be held in Banister Hall, on Monday, 
November 20, at 7 p.m. A large number of 
men are needed for the chorus and it is earn- 
estly hoped that every one who can sing will 
come out for the chorus. Robert A. 
Toothaker, who met with such great success 
in drilling the chorus for the Minstrel Show 
two years ago, will take charge of the 
same work this year. The first work will be 
upon the overture, which is a remarkably 
bright and catchy one. There should be 
little delay as the whole chorus can be drilled 
at one time. The harder the men work while 
they are there,, the fewer rehearsals that will be 
needed. By Monday the football season will 
be over and it is therefore hoped that the fel- 
lows will take hold of the show with a will. 

Freshmen are earnestly requested to turn 
out. Don't forget the date, Monday, Novem- 
ber 20 at 7 P.M. in Banister Hall. 



ART BUILDING NOTES. 
There are now on exhibition in the Bow- 
doin Gallery 108 very beautiful and interest- 
ing photographs of Granada, and the Alham- 
bra. These photographs are the property of 
the Library Art Club and will be exhibited 
until the 29th of November. 

NOTICES 

By vote of the faculty, the Thanksgiving 
recess will extend from Wednesday, Novem- 
ber 29, at 12.30 P.M., to Friday, December i, 
at 1.30 P.M. 

All upper classmen whose home addresses 
have been changed since the issue of the last 
college catalogue, will please notify the reg- 
istrar's office at once. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



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CoUcQc notes. 



It was the greatest victory in years. 

Pike, '09, is absent from college for an indefinite 
time. 

Everything was quiet on Mt. David last Saturday 
evening. 

Emery, '05, has been visiting the college during 
the past week. 

"A Trip Around the World" was one of tlie 
events of yesterday. 

The' Quill exchanges are to be found in the peri- 
odical room in the library. 

There is a rumor in the newspapers that football 
IS to be seen no more at Harvard. 

Sawyer, '07, has returned to college after being 
out working during the entire fall. 

The principal of Coburn Classical Institute has 
prohibited any more football at his school. 

Tufts, 12 ; University of Maine, o. Comparing 
our score with Tufts, it looks as though Bowdoin 
had a chance yet. 

Those who remain over in Brunswick for 
Thanksgiving are to have a hare and hound race 
on Thursday morning. 

Professor Robinson has been in Bangor this week, 
in connection with matters relative to the water 
supply of that city. 

The Sophomores made a call for class football 
men last week. Regular practice for the Freshman 
team will begin on Monday. 

J. C. Minot, '96. and R. L. Swett, '01, spent Sun- 
day at the Delta Kappa Epsilon house, after attend- 
ing the Bates game on Saturday. 

Pictures of Drummond, '07, and comments on his 

fine exhibition of football last Saturday, appeared 

in a number of the papers this week. 

^ Last Saturday was the sixth consecutive victory 

A Bowdoin has won over a Maine, college in football. 

Will there be a seventh to-morrow? 

It is about time for certain papers to slow up on 
football. Their predictions for last Saturday 
proved a disappointment, but not for Bowdoin men. 

Everybody has been hoarse during the earlier 
part of the week as the result of strenuous vocal 
work at Lewiston, Saturday. It was a worthy 
cause. 

The campus was deserted, last Saturday after- 
noon, but there were enough left to ring the chapel 
bell as soon as the final score of the game was 
known. 

A great many of the students were present at the 
sociable and reception held in the First Parish ves- 
try last Friday evening, and enjoyed a most pleasant 
occasion. 

On the eleventh of November, 1899, exactly six 
years ago from last Saturday, a Bates team, accred- 
ited as being the fastest in the state, came down 
to Brunswick, while a bonfire was being prepared 
in Lewiston to celebrate the victory. But the bon- 
fire was not lighted — the team was beaten 16 to 5. 
The old, old story about history repeating itself ! 



At a meeting of the Freshman Class held last 
Tuesday, Gastonguay was elected captain of the 
Freshman football team in place of Sheehan, 
resigned. 

The two lower classes have already commenced 
practicing for the annual Freshman-Sophomore 
game, which will be played on the Whittier Field 
next week. 

A certain druggist in Lewiston has no cause to 
regret the victory of Bowdoin, Saturday. In the 
evening he was richer by four hundred dollars and 
two gold watches ! 

President Hyde has an article in a recent issue of 
the Congrcgationalist on the Maine Interdenomina- 
tional Commission and the work it has done during 
the last fourteen years. 

The Freshman-Sophomore football game will be 
played on November twenty-fifth. The Freshman 
team also has a game scheduled with the Portland 
High School for Thanksgiving day. 

The general parish sociable held in "The Church 
on the Hill" last Friday, was a very successful and 
enjoyable affair. Several students were pres- 
ent, and were heartily received by the members of 
the church. 

The grand stand seats for the Maine-Bowdoin 
game Saturday, went like a flash. Those reserved 
for the townspeople did not remain on sale a day 
and the two hundred and fifty for the Bowdoin 
contingent were all sold in forty minutes. Seats are 
decidedly at a premium now. 

A large number of Delta Upsilon men were 
entertained at the residence of Merritt, '94, in 
Auburn, after the Bates game, Saturday. Among 
those present were Laferriere, '01, Webber, '03, 
Robinson, '04, Kincaid, ex-'o8, Crockett, Amherst, 
'01, Noble, Amherst, '05, and Van Ness, McGill, 
'02. 

Popular indignation was aroused among the stu- 
dents when it was learned recently that Bowdoin 
has hired O'SulIivan as a coach. Unsportsmanlike 
is mild and we can hardly admire the principle that 
prompts a college to sacrifice her dearest posses- 
sion in athletics — honor — for an increased chance 
at winning what in comparison is but a mess of 
pottery. And in the event of losing even at this 
sacrifice, what is there left? 

As will be remembered, O'SulIivan has acted as 
referee for the games here this fall, with the excep- 
tion of the Bates game. Pie was practically Maine's 
referee for the season, and had been settled on for 
the position at the Bowdoin game. Imagine the 
surprise at Maine when the news drifted in from 
other sources that he was at Bowdoin coaching the 
squad. — Maine Campus. 

As Dr. O'SulIivan only assisted in coaching the 
Bowdoin eleven three afternoons, two weeks ago, 
and as he was engaged to help out in an emergency 
because of his experience as a player at Holy Cross 
rather than as a referee in any game, it is extremely 
doubtful if any damage was done to Maine's pros- 
pects or any ethical principle violated. — Kennebec 
Journal. 

Further comment is unnecessary. 



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WHAT '05 IS DOING. 

John Hall Brett — With International Bank- 
ing Corporation, London, Eng. 

William Stephen Brimijoin — Assistant in 
chemistry, Bowdoin College. 

Ernest H. R. Burroughs — Harvard Law 
School. 

Morris O'Brien Campbell — Harvard Law 
School. 

Stanley Perkins Chase — Post-graduate work 
in English at Harvard. 

James Arthur Clarke— Agent New York 
Life Insurance Co., Portland, Me. 

Charles Poole Cleaves — Preaching at Win- 
throp. 

Charles Bayley Cook — In business, Port- 
land. 

Ralph Norwood Cushing — Business, Thom- 
aston. Me. 

Walter Samuel Cushing — International 
Banking Corporation, New York. 

Kenneth Howard Damren — Harvard Law 
School. 

Raymond Davis — Yale Forestry School. 

Frank Day — Teaching in High School at 
North Hartford, Conn. 

Ansel Cyrus Denning — Business in New 
York. 

Charles Joseph Donnell — International 
Banking Corporation, New York. 

Robert Knight Eaton — Studying textile 
industry in Philadelphia. 

James Newell Emery — Newspaper work. 
Bar Harbor. 

James Gregory Finn — Insurance business. 
New York. 

William Francis Finn — With General Elec- 
tric Co., New York. 

George Adams Foster — Maine Medical 
School. 

Harold Webb Garcelon— McGill Medical 
School. 

John Adolph Greene — Maine Medical 
School. 

Philip Kilborn Greene — Assistant in High 
School, Mt. Hermon, Mass. 

Benjamin Simpson Haggett — Teaching in 
High School, Alfred, Me. 

Robert Elwyn Hall — Harvard Law School. 

Everett Woodbury Hamilton — Teaching in 
High School, Willimantic, Conn. 

Edwin LaForest Harvey — ^^Vith Nezv 
York Globe. New York. 



Walton Thomas Henderson — Sub-master 
Fiyeburg Academy. 

Herbert Staples Hill — Teaching. 

Henry Alfred Lermond — Teaching in 
Thornton Academy. 

Henry Lewis — Banking business, Portland. 

Arthur Lewis McCobb — Instructor in Pin- 
gry School for Boys, Elizabeth, N. J. 

Harry Milton Mansfield — Sardine iDusiness, 
Jonesport, Me. 

Flarold Everett Marr — Principal Searsport 
High School. 

Frank Mikelsky — Clothing business, Bruns- 
wick. 

Rupert MacConnell Much — With Eastern 
Steamship Co., Boston. 

John Edward Newton — Post-graduate work 
at Yale. 

Winfield Irving Norcross — Working in 
Lewiston. 

William John Norton — In Social Settle- 
ment work, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Harold Russell Nutter — Stove business, 
Bangor. 

[Concluded in next number.] 




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VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 24, 1905. 



NO. 17 



BOWDOIN LOSES 

Maine Championship to U. of M., J 8 to 

In the. greatest battle for supremacy and fight for 
championship that Whittier Field ever saw, and 
before the largest crowd that ever assembled in 
Maine m the history of collegiate athletics, Bowdoin 
lost her title to the championsip by the score of i8 
to o m Maine's favor. 

Not by superior tactics, for Bowdoin played her 
men with wonderful judgment, not by greater abil- 
ity for we showed up the fastest team work and 
displayed the most talent; not from better coaching 
for Bowdoin has had the very best, nor from greater 
endurance did Maine evince her superiority, but by 
beef strength and weight and all the luck there 
was in the game. 

It was no easy task. Every inch of ground was 
contested with relentless fury by every man of the 
Bowdoin eleven. Never did a Bowdoin captain or 
team fight harder for victory. Time and again we 
seemed certain of scoring only to be pushed back 
by heavier opponents. The spirit was ours but the 
flesh was theirs. Behind the team stood every man 
in college, lending cheer and encouragement. The 
patriotic display of enthusiasm betwen the halves 
when headed by the college band, the entire Bow- 
doin contingent formed in line to march over the 
field was the grandest and most inspiring feature 
of the game. 

Bowdoin entered the contest with the loss of two 
of her star men, Hafi^ord and Stacey, whose work 
has been particularly brilliant throughout the year, 
Haflford on account of the death of his father, and 
Stacey on account of a bad knee. What the result 
would have been had Haflford been in his usual 
place it is only guess work to say. It is almost cer- 
tain, however, that we would have scored. Of the 
men who took their places we have only the highest 
commendation. Captain Chapman was in every 
play, making the longest and most frequent gains, 
tackling the surest and punting the furthest of any 
man on either eleven. Never did our plucky cap- 
tain, who was playing his last game for Alma 
Mater, play with more dash or valor. The hand of 
congratulation is everywhere extended to him. Every 
man on the team stood behind Captain Chapman to 
the best of their ability. J. Drummond and Crowley 
played their ends with remarkable speed and 
Hawkesworth and Hatch did fine work in the line. 
Blanchard's work was highly commendable. Maine's 
backs played a hard, fast game, Higgins and Quint 
netting their team long gains. Moore at center 
was a tower of strength for the Maine line. 

Bowdoin, although disappointed, surely takes the 
defeat in the true Bowdoin spirit. Maine won 
fairly and squ^irely and deserves all the honor of 
the Maine championship. We lost to a team supe- 
rior only in weight. Maine in all rushed the ball 



259 yards, punted 125 yards and lost 20 yards on 
penalties, while Bowdoin rushed the ball 246 yards, 
punted 180 yards and lost 40 yards on penalties. 

The game in detail : 

Maine won the toss and received the kick-off. 
Chapman kicked to Bennett, who was downed 
without gain on his 2S-yard line by Drummond. 

Higgins received the ball on the next play and 
took it through Bowdoin's line for 45 yards. Bass 
made a pretty tackle in the open field. Quint took 
the ball for five yards and then Bowdoin was pen- 
alized five yards. 

Higgins made six yards and then four. Maine 
fumbled but kept the ball and then Quint made 
three yards and Higgins four yards which placed 
the ball on Bowdoin's 3S-yard line. Farwell made 
five yards. Quint three, Higgins five, and then fol- 
lowed it by three, most of them on Bowdoin's right 
side of the line. Bowdoin was then penalized five 
yards which placed the ball on Bowdoin's S-yard 
line. Bowdoin rallied and held for one down. 
Quint went over the line for the first touchdown on 
the next play. Miner kicked a pretty goal. Maine 
kicked off to Bass on the next play who fumbled 
the ball gaining, however, seven yards. It was now 
Bowdoin's first chance at carrying the ball. Red- 
man advanced the ball five yards and Chapman 
eight. Five yards were added for offside play by 
Maine. The next play netted three yards and the 
next a loss of three, Bennett tackling Redman 
behind the line. The ball went to Maine on the 
next^ play on downs, but was regained on Bow- 
doin's 36-yard line. Bowdoin tried two line plays 
but could not gain and on second down we were 
penalized 20 yards for off-side play. It was our 
ball on our 20-yard line. Chapman" then executed 
his famous fake punt and gained a handsome 19 
yards. Blanchard made first down. 

Drummond gained three yards and Blanchard 
five. Redman piled up six and Captain Chapman 
three. Bowdoin was again penalized fifteen yards. 
Chapman tried the fake punt again for seven yards 
advancing to the Bowdoin 4S-yard line. Chapman 
then punted to Miner, who was downed on tlie 17- 
yard line. 

Quint made 6 yards, followed by 5 by Higgins, 
and 2 1-2 by Quint through center. 

The ball was now on the 3S-yard line. Higgins 
made 4 yards through center and Farwell followed 
with 6 yards, taking the ball to Bowdoin's 4S-yard 
line where Maine was penalized 15 yards for hold- 
ing. 

A fake punt was tried in the next play, but 
Maine could not make distance so punted to Bow- 
doin's 4S-yard line. Bass fumbled but recovered 
himself in time to make up some gain. 

Chapman made a beautiful 20-yard run on the 
next play. Redman went through the line for 7 
and Chapman was held for no gain. Maine tried 
a tandem play which carried the ball 10 yards. Hig- 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



gins fumbled but regained the ball. Crowley threw 
him back on the next play which completed the 
first half. Score — Maine 6, Bowdoin o. 

Second Half. 

Farwell opened the second half, kicking to Red- 
man, who carried the ball to the fifteen-yard line. 
Captain Chapman brought his team twenty-five 
yards on the second longest run of the game. He 
took the pigskin again but with small gain. He 
then punted 6s yards and beyond the goal line. It 
was the longest and prettiest punt of the day. 

Maine brought the ball in and kicked out from 
the 35-yard line, the ball going to Blanchard who 
carried it in six yards. Bass made two yards on a 
quarterback run and Blanchard then bucked the line 
for two yards. Chapman punted 40 yards to 
Maine's lo-yard line. Swift who had gone in to 
take Higgins' place, made four yards and then on a 
tandem play Maine made 2 more. 

Farwell made 2 yards and Quint 4 yards. Swift 
failed to gain and Stone who had gone in to take 
Capt. Bennett's place, also failed to gain. Quint 
punted 25 yards to Chapman and himself got 
around Bowdoin's end and downed Chapman where 
he took the ball. Then followed a series of punts. 
With the ball on our 29-yard line, Bearce advanced 
to the lo-yard line and a few short gains soon car- 
ried the ball across the line for the second touch- 
down of the game. Maine 12, Bowdoin 0. 

The next score came easier for Maine, although 
we were not weakening and Swift soon carried the 
ball over the line for the third touchdown and goal. 
The game ended with the ball in Bowdoin's posses- 
sion on the 30-yard line. 

The game was a beautiful display of grit and en- 
durance. It was clean, fast football from the start 
and the better team won. The line-up and sum- 
mary : 

Maine. Bowdoin. 

Burleigh, le re., Crowley. 

Reed, It rt., Hawkes worth. 

Ray, It. 

Bearce, Ig rg., Hatch. 

Moore, c c, McDade. 

c, Skolfield. 

Smith, rg Ig., Davis. 

Bennett, rt It., Haley. 

Stone, rt. 

Talbot, re , .le., J. Drummond. 

le., W. Drummond. 

Miner, qb qb., Bass. 

Burke, qb. 

Quint, Ihb rhb., Redman, 

Chase, Ihb rhb„ Blair. 

Higgins, rhb Ihb., Chapman. 

Swift, rhb. 

Farwell, fb fb., Blanchard. 

Weymouth, fb fb., Adams. 

Score — Maine 18. Touchdowns — Quint 2, Swift. 
Goals from touchdowns — Miner 3. Timers — Henry 
A. Wing for Bowdoin, Grover for Maine. Umpire — 
Clement of Tufts. Referee — Macreadie of Port- 
land A. C. Head linesman — Capt. Brown of Fort 
McKinley, Portland. Time — 25-minute halves. 



COMMUNICATIONS. 

Although a debate with Wesleyan this year is 
now out of the question it may not be out of place 
to print two communications relative to the sub- 
ject from staunch supporters of Bowdoin's mterests 
and activties. The communications follow : 

To t/ic Undergraduates of Bozadoiii College: 

It is with considerable interest that I have fol- 
lowed the correspondence and discussion of a Wes- 
leyan-Bowdoin debate, and although I understand 
all hope of debating her this year is over, still allow 
me to say a few words favoring such a contest if 
another opportunity is received. 

Last spring a second debate was proposed for 
Bowdoin and after some discussion I was very glad 
to note that the matter seemed to have been 
dropped. 

The reason that I was glad that the proposition 
was rejected, was, to put the matter plainly, because 
I believe, and most thoroughly, that Bowdoin would 
be making a great mistake to enlarge the field of 
her rivalry with any other college in Maine by 
introducing debating contests in the Stale. 

On the other hand, now that we have an oppor- 
tunity to enlarge the horizon of our interests by 
entering upon another contest with a Connecticut 
college of about our own size, I am convinced that 
the undergraduate body will be acting wisely to 
favorably accept any further movement on Wes- 
leyan's part. 

As to the objection that Bowdoin would be unable 
to support two debating teams creditably, I will say 
only that, should the Bowdoin- Wesleyan proposi- 
tion materialize, Wesleyan, a college of about our 
own size, will be supporting three debating teams, 
as she already has two annual contests of this kind. 
And if Wesleyan can enter upon a third debate and 
support three teams, surely Bowdoin should have no 
misgivings in accepting a chance to put two teams in 
the field if two dates can be satisfactorily arranged. 
By rejecting the challenge Bowdoin will, it seems 
probable, be drawn into a similar contest with 
Bates and such an alliance is apt to be entangling 
and often productive of very little honor in victory 
and a great deal of local discredit in the event of 
defeat; by accepting a challenge from our worthy 
Connecticut rival we may enter upon a series of 
debates with Wesleyan that will increase Bowdoin's 
name and fame among the New England colleges. 
Another thing favoring such a contest is that Wes- 
leyan debates wholly with her debaters, i. e., there 
is no faculty coaching. No better rival for Bow- 
doin could be chosen from the ranks of the New 
England colleges than the college at Middletown. 
Let us hope that Bowdoin will embrace the next 
favorable opportunity for debating her. 

"Alumnus." 



Dear Mr. Editor: 

I regret extremely that Bowdoin could not find 
it in her way to try conclusions with Wesleyan in 
debate this year. Amherst claims our first atten- 
tion, it is true, but two debates a suitable distance 
apart ought in no wise to hamper our possibilities 
but tend to develop them. Such contests as we 
have outside of Maine do advertise us in a good 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



169 



way and help to take us out of our local setting. 

When we started in to debate with Amherst the 
same discouraging conditions were present then as 
now. But two defeats, I think, spurred our men 
on to greater efforts and with tlie glorious result 



Debating has been too long neglected at Bow- 
doin. Our victories over Amherst show what we 
can do. Can we not do better even than that? 
Yours truly, 
Joseph B. Roberts, Bowdoin, '95. 






KA-TE iDOUGI,A.SS WIGGIN (MRS. GEO. C. JRIGGS). Litt.D., 1=>04. 



that we have two victories to our credit and the 
score is now even. 

Wesleyan would be a worthy foeman. I know 
that out of two contests with Syracuse University 
she has won both and out of five with Williams she 
has won three. 

At Wesleyan the different men compete for posi- 
tions on the debating team. It has happened there 
frequently that a man has competed successfully 
for a place on more than one team. 



MRS. GEO. C. RIGGS GUEST OF THE COLLEGE. 

One of the largest crowds that ever gathered in 
the Alumni Room of Hubbard Hall was present on 
last Monday afternoon to greet Mrs. George C. 
Riggs, who has been with us this weeic, the guest 
of the college. Mrs. Riggs stood at the head of the 
receiving line and in most cordial manner greeted 
the many who were so desirous of meeting her. 
Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. Lee, who was chairman of the 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



committee, Mrs. Robinson and Miss Cliapman, were 
also in the receiving line. 

Dainty refreshments were served by the Misses 
Mason, Johnson, Southerland, Winchell, Dunlap, 
Pennell, Melcher. Little, Forsaith and Despeau. 

Mrs. Houghton and Mrs. Woodruff poured and 
Mrs. Henry Johnson served punch. 

The fraternities furnished delegates for ushers 
who politely escorted all comers to the receiving 
line. It was a most enjoyable occasion and one to 
be remembered by all. Mrs. Riggs was entertained 
at dinner by the President and invited guests. 

THE READING IN MEMORIAL. 

A large and refined audience greeted Mrs. George 
C. Riggs on last Tuesday evening when she 
appeared in Memorial. President Hyde gracefully 
introduced Mrs. Riggs and the college orchestra fur- 
nished excellent music through the program. 

She chose for her readings selections from "A 
Cathedral Courtship," "Rebecca of Sunny Brook 
Farm," and "A Bird's Christmas Carol." They are 
all works that have made her famous. The enter- 
tainment was one of the best that Bowdoin students 
have been privileged with for some time. 



KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN. 

In the life of Kate Douglas Wiggin (Mrs. George 
C. Riggs), a career is presented to the public singu- 
larly characterized by high ideals and lofty aspira- 
tions. 

She was born in Philadelphia September 28, 1857, 
descending from old Puritan ancestry. After her 
graduation from Abbott Academy, Andover, Mass., 
she went West, following the profession of a teacher 
until her marriage to Samuel B. Wiggin. Until his 
death in 1899 she was occupied chiefly in literary and 
charitable pursuits. 

Her first work was a short serial story entitled, 
"Half a Dozen Housekeepers," written to raise funds 
for a certain charitable purpose in which she was 
interested. This opened a vent for further literary 
effort, and other works followed in rapid succes- 
sion. Such books as "Rebecca," "Penelope's 
Progress," and a "Cathedral Courtship," need no 
comment. As a writer, they have placed Mrs. Riggs 
in the front rank of the writers of the present day. 
Besides having made her mark in letters, she has 
the distinction of being the founder and organizer 
of the first free kindergarten for poor children in the 
West. In 1904 she received the degree of Litt.D. 
from Bowdoin College, and in Mrs. Riggs this insti- 
tution has a loyal patroness and friend. 



BOWDOIN DRAMATIC CLUB. 

The first trials for the Dramatic Club will be held 
immediately after Thanksgiving. A number of last 
year's members of the club have graduated and 
there is an excellent opportunity for new men this 
year and a large number are urged to come out. 
The play is to be "The Rivals." which has been 
presented with great success elsewhere. The coach 
will be present at the trials and aid in the selecting 
of the men. Those who have not done so should 
order their books at once from Piper, '06. 



COLLEGE MINSTRELS HOLD FIRST 
REHEARSAL. 

The first rehearsal for the Minstrel Show was 
held in Banister Hall last Monday night. Though 
only a few were present, considerable progress was 
made upon the overture. In order to make the 
show a success, however, about three times as many 
men must turn out to rehearsals. Monday only 
about twenty men were out for the chorus — at 
least thirty more are needed and there is room for 
more than that. 

As the Thanksgiving recess comes next week it is 
not expected that much can be done until the week 
after, when the management hopes that every man 
in college will do his share. If the fellows will 
only turn out to rehearsals in good numbers and 
work hard while they are there an effort will be 
made to minimize the number of rehearsals. When- 
ever possible rehearsals will be announced two or 
three days ahead so the fellows can arrange their 
work accordingly. 

As the "End" men are to rehearse apart from 
the chorus, there need be no delay if those who are 
trying for the chorus come on time. It is almost 
impossible to notify each man of the time of 
rehearsals or to give each man a personal invitation. 
It is, therefore, hoped that the fellows will watch 
the bulletin board at chapel for announcements. 

It is for the interests of the college as well as for 
the interests of the Baseball Association that the 
production be a success. The management therefore 
hopes that nothing further need be said. We have 
prospects for a good team but we need money none 
the less and unless the show is a thorough success 
the team will be severely handicapped in the way of 
funds. 

To those who are already lending their assistance 
the management wish to express their thanks, with 
the hope that many more will do their share. 



JUNIORS ELECT OFFICERS FOR IVY DAY. 

The Juniors met in Memorial November 16 and 
in a perfectly clean election chose their Ivy Day 
officers. Men honored with election are : 

President — Paul Drake Blanchard. 

Vice-President — Harold E. Wilson. 

Secretary and Treasurer — Linwood Mandeville 
Erskine. 

Marshal — William Sheperd Linnell. 

Orator — Aubrey James Voorhees. 

Chaplain— George H. Hall, Bath. 

Poet — Charles Wilbert Snow. 

Ivy Day Committee — Earl Haggett MacMichael, 
Asa Osgood Pike, Cornelius Doherty. 



MINSTREL SHOW ORCHESTRA. 

A college orchestra is being organized for the Min- 
strel Show under the direction of H. B. Chandler, 
'07. It is desired to have this orchestra made up 
almost entirely of college men. Many of the men 
who played for the INIinstrel Show of two years 
ago and for "King Pepper" are still in college. In 
addition to these men there is an abundance of good 
material in the Freshman Class. With prospects so 
good as these there seems little need of going out- 
side of the college for assistance if every man who 



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is able to lend his services will help. Though bright 
and catchy, none of the music is very difficult and 
it is, therefore, hoped that those who play on any 
instrument will at least give it a trial. 

Without a good orchestra of several pieces a 
minstrel show cannot be a success and it is therefore 
hoped that in the interests of the baseball team, for 
whose benefit the show is presented, a large number 
will give their names to Chandler, '07, or Wilson, 
'07, as soon as possible. Work upon the overture 
has already begun. 



BETA-THETES HOLD PLEASANT DANCE 
IN HONOR OF COACH BARRY. 

Monday evening, November 13, the Beta Theta 
Pi fraternity held an informal reception and dance 
at its chapter house on McKeen Street. The occa- 
sion was in honor of Coach Barry, who is a 
member of the fraternity having graduated from 
Brown University in 1903. Coach Barry has 
made his home at the chapter house during his stay 
in the college and a pleasant evening was given 
him in appreciation of his work for the college and 
his companionship with the fellows. The 
patronesses were Mrs. L. A. Lee, Mrs. Henry John- 
son and Mrs. Frank Roberts of Brunswick. The 
invited guests were : Misses Percy, Clifford and 
Moody of Bath, Misses Ranger and Soule of Yar- 
mouth, Miss Shea of Lisbon Falls, Misses Evelyn 
Stetson, Ruth Little, Helen Eaton, Bertha Stetson 
and Misses Johnson, Hubbard and Marian Stetson 
of Brunswick, A. O. Pike, '07, C. W. Rundlett, '05, 
and George Hopkins of LTniversity of Maine. Music 
was furnished by Miss Amy Stetson and Mrs. 
Toothaker of Brunswick. 



THE ALL-MAINE TEAM. 

That imaginary organization, the all-Maine team, 
has received its usual press comment. The Orient 
after considerable debate, submits the following 
line-up. There are so many men whose ability is 
so nearly matched that it is difficult to eome to a 
unanimous conclusion. The team follows : 

Le., J. Drummond (Bowdoin). 

Lt., Reed (Maine). 

Lg., Hawkesworth (Bowdoin). 

C, Moore (Maine). 

Rg., Johnson (Bates). 

Rt., Schumacher (Bates). 

Re., Mahoney (Bates). 

Qb., Palmer (Colby). 

Lhb., Chapman (Captain) (Bowdoin). 

Rhb., Kendall (Bates). 

Fb., Conner (Bates). 

There are other candidates whose playing entitles 
them to consideration in making up the list. They 
are Hetherington of Colby, Higgins and Bearce of 
Maine, Hafford of Bowdoin and Hatch of Bowdoin. 



OUTSIDE WORK. 

A class in gymnasium work will again be under- 
taken by the association. The young boys of the 
town will be given a systematic course of training, 
beginning Saturday. 



JOHN EDWARD NEWTON, '05, WINS $150 
POLITICAL ECONOMY PRIZE. 

Some time last year the Hart, Schaff^nei and Marx 
concern of Chicago offered large prizes for the best 
essays on economic subjects opening the competi- 
tion to all graduate and undergraduate members of 
every college in the United States. 

The distribution of prizes has just been announced 
and it is extremely gratifying to Bowdoin men to 
learn that John Edward Newton of the Class of 
1905 won the $150 prize in the undergraduate sec- 
tion. In the post-graduate section the first prize of 
$600 was won by Earl D. Howard of the University 
of Chicago, the second prize of $500 by William J. 
Lank of the University of Chicago, and the third 
prize of $400 by H. S. Person of the University of 
Michigan, Ph.D., '02, now Assistant Professor and 
Secretary in the Tuck School of Administration and 
Finance at Dartmouth. 

There were two prizes in the undergraduate sec- 
tion. The first of $300 was won by C. R. Welton, 
Lhiiversity of Wisconsin, and the second of $150 by 
Mr. Newton. 

The winning of such a prize from such a large 
field of contestants brings great honor to Mr. New- 
ton and the college. His subject was: "The Influ- 
ence of the Industrial Combinations on the Amer- 
ican Laborer." Mr. Newton is pursuing a course 
in Theology at Yale. During his course here he 
took a deep interest in economic subjects and won 
several prizes here. 



ATHLETIC COUNCIL 
Grants "B's" and Makes Nominations. 

Immediately after the Maine game the athletic 
council met to grant the right of the football "B's" 
and nominate candidates for manager and assistant 
manager of the igo6 team. 

Sixteen players received the coveted letter. They 
were : Captain Chapman. '06. Redmon, '07, Hafford, 
'09, Blanchard, '07, Adams, '07, J. Drummond, '07, 
Crowley, '08, W, Drummond, '07, Bass, '07, Blair, 
'09, Hawkesworth, '06, Stacy, '09, Haley, '08, Hatch, 
'06. Skolfield. '06, and McDade, '09. 

Of this number only five are new letters. 

The nominees for manager of the football team 
are: Neal Woodside Allen, '07, of Portland, Ralph 
Eugene Sawyer, '07, of Wilton ; for assistant man- 
ager, Neal Willis Cox, '08, of Portland, and Carl 
Merrill Robinson, '08, of Portland. The date of the 
election will be announced later. 



ART BUILDING NOTES. 
A beautiful painting entitled "Evening at Sea." 
by James Hamilton, has been loaned indefinitely to 
the Art Building by Mr. Dennis M. Banks, '91, of 
Waterville. 



SUNDAY SERVICE. 

Dr. Burnett will speak at the association rooms 
next Sunday. Special music will be given. Every 
one should turn^ out and support the association in 
its Sunday services. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



R. G. WEBBER. 1906 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Editor-in-Chief. 



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H. E. WILSON, 1907. 
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H. E. MITCHELL, 1908. 
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Medical School, 1907. 



G. C. SOULE, 1906, .... Business Manager. 
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Maine's decisive victory 
Maine's Victory, over our forces last Satur- 
day was a keen disappoint- 
ment to every Bowdoin supporter. It was a 
hard game to lose. After working through 
a difficult schedule with creditable results 
and winning both our previous championship 
games to lose the final and decisive game of 
the year was not a welcome defeat to take. 
Yet every Bowdoin man feels not discourgaed 
but proud of the valiant team and captain who 
displayed such a grim fight. It was a mag- 
nificent battle, as interesting as it was rough. 
From the kickofT to the blowing of the 
whistle that announced "Time !" Bowdoin was 
"game" and every Maine man felt as though 
they had earned their victory. We congrat- 
ulate them in true sportsman's spirit. The 
unified playing of this team won for them 
what individual stars were unable to accom- 
plish. 



A few weeks ago the 
The Bowdoin. Orient published news 
Wesleyan Debate. 5,^/=^^'^^ ^^ J" Bowdom- 
VVesleyan debate and ex- 
plaining our existing rela- 
tions with Amherst. The Orient now learns 
that the matter has had further consideration 
and has been the subject of some correspond- 
ence between the two institutions, and while it 
seems in every way advisable for the two col- 
leges to promote closer relations, at the same 
time a debate with them this year is now 
impossible. 

It is more than probable that Amherst will 
again wish to meet us in debate and even now 
has only to sign the agreement which Bow- 
doin has forwarded to her to bind us to 
another two-3'ear engagement. This situa- 
tion was explained to Wesleyan and a reply 
was received stating it would be impossible to 
hold off longer and to telegraph them our 
acceptance or declination of the challenge. 
On receipt of this message it was decided that 
Bowdoin would be obliged to decline. 

We understand that Wesleyan has recently 
held her first debate of the year with Wil- 
liams and was the victor. The next debate, in 
which she wished to debate Bowdoin, would 
be held not far from the time of the Amherst 
Debate, if that materializes as is now deemed 
practically certain. This would necessitate 
our sending out two entirely different teams 
and as we should of course place our best 
team against Amherst, the team we should 
send against Wesleyan would be a second 
teain, thus placing us at a great disadvantage, 
as many Bowdoin men believe, at too great a 
disadvantage. 

It is held by some, however, that if Wes- 
leyan is desirous of debating us next year, we 
can hold a debate with her earlier in the year, 
thus enabling us to send out the same team 
against both Amherst and Wesleyan. This 
matter deserves our best thought as Wes- 
levan is a college about our size and is an 
extremelv likely college with which to open 
relations if we are to extend the scope of our 
debating work. 



The passing of November 

A Reminder. twenty-third marks the 

one hundred and first 

anniversary of the birth of Franklin Pierce. 

Each year the college weekly sees fit to recall 

to its readers the name of one of our most 



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famous graduates and fourteenth President of 
the United States. Lawyer, statesman, soldier, 
politician, congressman, president, he was one 
of the noblest and ablest men that ever 
ascended the heights of fame. 



Last Monday afternoon 
College Teas. the college teas started in 
auspiciously with a bril- 
liant reception to Mrs. George C. Riggs in 
Fltibbard Hall. This tea which takes the 
place of the first one in January was to offer 
an opportunity to the students to meet Mrs. 
Riggs (Kate Douglas Wiggin). There was 
a very large attendance especially of out-of- 
town people. Since these teas are the only 
chances given, to the students to meet the 
faculty and the friends of the college on social 
terms, it is the duty of the students to attend 
in large numbers. The regular series of teas 
will begin after the Christmas vacation. The 
ladies of the faculty are putting forth every 
exertion to make these teas a success and the" 
student body should help with its attendance. 



The manager of the base- 
Support, ball team gives an account 

of his ' first minstrel 
rehearsal in another column. His words of 
appeal should demand the attention of stu- 
dents who have musical ability. The success 
of any college organization depends primarily 
on the support it receives. The temporary 
lull in activities following football affords 
excellent opportunity for rehearsals. 



The college is especially 
pleased to welcome Mrs. 
Bowdom's Friend Qeorge C. Riggs as its 
and Daughter. ^,,^3^, not only because 
we extend a hearty recep- 
tion to all that come' among us who have 
attained to a high mark in the world, but 
because she is one of Bowdoin's two famous 
daughters and we are proud of her. As a col- 
lege we appreciate Mrs. Riggs' kindness in 
coming here to personally meet the students 
and at the same time to vary the somewhat 
monotonous round of study with her own 
form of entertainment unlike any other that 
comes to us throughout the year. To Mrs. 
Riggs the Orient wishes to express the appre- 
ciation of tlie students for her great service to 
them. 



We also wish to thank the faculty that they 
have made it possible for the students to meet 
Bowdoin's daughter and enjoy her readings. 
These diversions from study of the regular 
sort bring the faculty into closer touch with 
the student body and help them to work 
together for the common cause of Bowdoin. 



Hafford's sudden depart- 
Sympathy. ure from college occa- 

sioned by the death of his 
father, inspires the deepest sympathy of every 
undergraduate. Both his and the college's 
loss is great but we hope to see him with 
us again soon and trust the death will in no 
wise effect his bright future here. 



Last Saturday Bowdoin 
The "B." conferred on sixteen 

undergraduates the high- 
est and only reward which she can give for 
work well done in athletic lines — the college 
"B." All these men well earned and well 
deserved the distinction. The college letter is 
the college laurel wreath. As the Greek youths 
cherished and honored their simple decora- 
tion, so may the Bowdoin letter be always 
cherished by its wearer. We feel that those 
who receive this distinction this fall are emi- 
nently worthy of the honor and the college is 
glad that it has some way in which it may 
show its appreciation of their efforts. 



NOTICES 

Every one who is going to trv for the Dramatic 
CKib must order at once, of F, E. R. Piper, a copy 
of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play, "The Rivals," 
that the readings for the different parts may be 
assigned before the trials. Every fellow who is inter- 
ested in dramatics is urged to come out and try as 
there is a good chance on the club for new men. 
Per order President. 

The positions of Business Manager and Assistant 
Business Manager of the Orient will both have to 
be filled at the March election. Business Manager 
to be chosen from the Junior Class, Assistant from 
the Sophomore Class. Anyone wishing to try for 
either of these positions should apply for assign- 
ments immediately, as they are to be filled strictly 
by competition. 

Manager. 

Cuts of the coach, captain and manager of this 
3'ear's football team with a short summary of the 
year's work will be presnted in our ne.xt issue. 

Editor. 



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College IRotes. 



Cox, '04, has left for California. 

The Kappa Sigma house has been opened and is 
now occupied. 

Webber, '06, has returned to college after a pro- 
longed vacation. 

The college band did most effective work at the 
game, Saturday. 

A picture of the new Kappa Sigma fraternity 
house appears in a recent issue of the Brunswick 
Record. 

The whole college expresses its sympathy for 
Hafford, and it is hoped that he will return to Bow- 
doin this winter. 

"Judge" INIarr, '05, who is now Principal of the 
Searsport High School, spent Saturday and Sunday 
at the Delta Upsilon house. 

P. A. Babb, Bowdoin, 1900, has established an 
ofifice as consulting mining engineer and mining 
geologist in Mexico City. 

From the number of sub-Freshmen at the game 
last Saturday, it would be safe to predict a record- 
breaking entering class next fall. 

The Brunswick High School girls are not to have 
a basketball team this year. This will undoubtedly 
be a blow to many of the fellows! 

Great credit is due to the football management 
for the condition of the field last Saturday, and for 
the manner in which the crowd was handled. 

James Bartlett, '06, and Lewis Fox, '06, have lead- 
ing roles in the Saturday Club play "David Gar- 
rick." Several other students are in the cast. 

Joe Pendleton, '90, of Bowdoin, will referee the 
Dartmouth-Brown contest Nov. 25, and Dr. Carl 
Williams of Pennsylvania will be head linesman. 

Several were reminded of Initiation Week, when 
they saw two Freshmen in Japanese costume trot- 
ting around town with a rickshaw, to advertise the 
"Trip Around the World" last Friday. 

George W. Schumacher has been elected captain 
of the Bates football team for the next season. 
Schumacher is a Junior and has been generally 
picked for an all-Maine tackle. 

Professor Chapman, General T. H. Hubbard, '57, 
and Governor Wm. T. Cobb, '77, gave three of the 
principal addresses at a meeting of the State of 
Maine Club held in New York City last week. 

"Bernie" McGraw was renewing old-time acquaint- 
ances on the campus, Saturday. McGraw was with 
us but a short time but made many friends and his 
work at quarter last year was of the "all Maine" 
variety. 

Speaking of Captain Chapman, the individual star 
of Saturday's game, the Bangor A^ews says : "There 
were none more generous in his praise than the U. 
of M. men. The game was discussed on the way 
home from one end of the long train to the other 
and all hats were taken off to the great halfback. 
It usually took at least two men to down him. 
While he was never in much danger of getting 
entirely clear of the line, he made many good gains 
but he couldn't do it all." 



In general the newspapers treated Bowdoin very 
fairly after the Maine game. Full and extended 
credit was given our team and all papers praised 
Chapman as being the most prominent and brilliant 
star of the game. 

President Hyde lately received a personal letter 
from President Roosevelt in which the President 
conveys his appreciation for Mr. Hyde's book, 
"From Epicurus to Christ," which he read while on 
his Southern trip. 

Conspicuous among Saturday's crowd were many 
of Bowdoin's old-time football men. They were 
"Fat" Bodwell, '01, center, Fairbanks of the '95 
team, "Bud" Laferriere, '01, tackle, Pratt, '01, Wil- 
son, '03, quarterbacks, and others. 

Clean football was given a splendid demonstration 
at Brunswick, Saturday. It was the most impor- 
tant and hardest played game of the year and every 
man on both teams went into it with inspiring dash 
and determination, but it was wholly free from 
slugging, intentional injuries, unfair tactics or dirty 
work of any nature. — Kennebec Journal. 

Wallace Philoon, Bowdoin, '05. captain of last 
year's eleven, who is now of West Point, has been 
in the hospital for the past five weeks as the result 
of an injury received while playing football, when 
he sprained his ankle and cracked one of the bones 
of his leg. But Mr. Philoon writes to his parents 
in Auburn that he was sufficiently recovered to be 
out last Saturday and to attend the football game 
played v/ith the Carlisle Indians. — Kennebec Journal. 

The "Trip Around the World" given by the Con- 
gregational Church on Thursday and Friday, was a 
great success. The different stations were at 
Washington (Mr. H. C. Baxter's), Holland 
(Professor Little's), Japan (Professor Houghton's), 
and at Italy (Professor H. Johnson's). All the 
houses were very appropriately and beautifully dec- 
orated. 

A resolution was adopted at a meeting of the 
Maine Athletic Intercollegiate Arbitration Board 
held in Lewiston last Saturday to the effect that 
"all athletic contests once begun must be played 
out and in case of dispute arising during such con- 
test it should be immediately protested by the 
offending team and the matter referred to a sub- 
committee of the arbitration board, composed of the 
three alumni members for immediate action. Bates, 
Colby and Bowdoin are members of the board. 

Too much cannot be said in praise of the music 
at chapel, Sunday afternoon. It consisted of a 
soprano solo by Miss Evelyn Stetson with a violin 
obligato and organ accompaniment by Miss Amy 
Stetson and Haines, '07. Miss Stetson rendered 
her solo, "The Day is Ended," by J. C. Bartlett ,in 
her usual pleasing and effective manner while the 
additional accompaniment of the violin by Miss Amy 
Stetson was exceedingly well executed. These 
three musicians deserve to be highly complimented 
for their unusual ability. 

READINGS BY MR. JAMES A. BARTLETT, '06. 

Mr. Bartlett, '06, who has taken so prominent a 
part in Bowdoin Dramatics in recent years, is to 
give an evening of readings from Kipling and other 
authors in the vestry of the Congregational Church, 



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175 



to-night at 8 o'clock. Tickets are twenty-five 
cents. The entertainment ought to appeal to every 
Bovvdoin nndersraduate. 



MASS MEETING. 

The last football mass meeting of the season was 
held in Memorial Hall on Friday evening. Although 
it did not result in a Bowdoin victory, it did serve 
to arouse the real Bowdoin spirit which cheered our 
team, and helped its members to make a hard and 
plucky fight from the beginning of the game right 
through to the bitter end. The speakers were 
Coach Barry, P. M. Clark, '04, C. C. Shaw, '03, and 
Mr. C. T Hawes, '76 All reminded us of the won- 
derful spirit of Bowdoin in the old days, but next 
year they will have had good cause to speak of the 
great spirit of old Bowdoin Saturday. Mr. Hawes, 
who was the last speaker, was cheered to the echo 
as he is every fall and spring when he speaks before 
our championship games. Last Friday he read some 
very appropriate verse, which was greeted with the 
same applause as was that "of the man whom 
Professor Robinson met before the Tufts game." 

The college band played several selections, which 
were excellently rendered, showing much improve- 
ment since the beginning of the year. 



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The Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Kappa holds 
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VOL. XXXV. 



NO. 18 



A REVIEW OF THE FOOTBALL SEASON. 

' Now that the football season in Maine is ended 
and the championship awarded it is well to look 
back over the various games and through them trace 
the development of Bowdoin's team. We expected 
to open the season this year with a heavy, strong 
and experienced team, but early in the year we 
received a set-back by the information that Speake 
and Garcelon would be unable to play. A little later 
the college was much grieved at the circumstances 
which obliged Hopewell to leave college. But in 
spite of these drawbacks, the coach and captain 
courageously set themselves to develop a team out 
of light and inexperienced material, and out of this 
picked a team to play the first game of the season 
against the Fort Preble team. This game resulted 
in a victory for Bowdoin at the low score of 6 to o, 
but everyone realized that the team had scarcely yet 
settled down to its steady work and everyone looked 
to see it develop rapidly after this game. 

Our second game was against Harvard and in 
spite of the fact that our material was much inferior 
to that of last year's team we succeeded in holding 
the big university team down to the same score 
against us as we were beaten by last year, a score 
of i6 to o. This looked extremely encouraging and 
our hopes were still more increased when at our 
next game with Exeter we succeeded in holding 
them down to two touchdowns and practically the 
same score as a year ago. When the team met 
Amherst for its third hard game we were again sur- 
prised to find that we were beaten by just the same 
score that Amherst made against the team of last 
3'ear. "Why is it," we asked, "that our light team 
can hold these heavy teams down so well?" There 
is but one explanation : These heavy teams were not 
yet trained down to condition and in addition Bow- 
doin's team was being taught football, being; taught 
all the science of the game, every trick which will 
give a light player an advantage over a heavy oppo- 
nent. 

Our next game with Fort McKinley can scarcely 
be counted more than a practice game in which 
everything was Bowdoin's way and which she won 
by a score of 23 to o, throwing away many chances 
to score further. 

All these games thus far we had looked upon as 
simply preliminary to the great struggle here in the 
state for the championship. So also, in a measure, 
we looked upon the Tufts game which occurred 
October 28. but yet we hoped and were determined 
to do our best to win this game. We were unable 
to accomplish our longed for achievement, however, 
as the fierce charges of Tufts' heavy backs and the 
aggressiveness of her stocky line was too much for 
our light defense and we lost by a score of 10 to 0. 
This game over, we turned our whole attention to 
the games within the state and coach and team set- 
tled down all the harder to the work necessary in 



order to make a creditable showing against the 
Maine colleges in the race for the championship. 

Colby was our first antagonist in this race and 
the two teams met at Waterville on a field across 
which a man equipped with rubberboots would not 
have walked voluntarily and in the midst of a pour- 
mg rain, struggled back and forth imtil Bowdoin 
succeeded in crossing the goal line for a touch- 
down. To be sure, Colby had been estimated as 
the weakest team in the state, but on this particular 
game, her last of the season, she out-played herself, 
and yet Bowdoin won. 

The game with Bates which occurred the next 
Saturday and which Bowdoin won by a score of 6 
to has been heralded abroad as a lasting tribute 
to the indomitable Bowdoin spirit. Without this 
innate something which prompts every Bowdoin 
man to fight his hardest for his college, the game 
should have gone against us by a large score. 

Our last game for the year is now over and we 
have yielded the championship to the University 
of Maine who, we believe, won it fairly because she 
had the superior team, not in point ot earnest 
endeavors, but in point of athletic ability. No one 
who saw the game Saturday, can believe that any 
team of football men could work harder than that 
which represented Bowdoin in this deciding game. 
We were unfortunate in the loss of Hafford and 
Stacy from the team, but we do not attempt to con- 
jecture as to the result with them in the game. We 
were beaten by a score of 18 to o, but the whole 
college joins in commendation of the football team 
of the season of 1905. Especially to Capt. Chap- 
man, to whom we cannot present the championship 
pennant, do we extend our hearty praise and assur- 
ance that his name will live among Bowdoin men 
long after we have said farewell to our college. 

Bowdoin is now ready for the next contest with 
her rivals. She enters the lists more eagerly and 
with more fire of enthusiasm than she has entered 
them before. Bowdoin spirit will never die. 

Now, a word about our coach and his achieve- 
ments as regards the use of such material as we 
have had this year. 

We have been .seriously handicapped this year by 
the loss of seven heavy and experienced men. These 
places had to be filled with light and inexperienced 
players. All credit and praise is due to these men 
who have stepped into the gap and fought for all 
there was in them in every game, but the fact can- 
not be overlooked that they did not have the expe- 
rience nor the weight to put them on an equal foot- 
ing at the start with "Big Jim" Finn, Sanborn, Phi- 
loon, Garcelon, Curtis. Speake and "Bemie" 
McGraw. At a glance it can be seen that a coach 
will be put to twice thelaborto make a winning team 
out of material which was below these experienced 
and heavy players at the start. Weight especially 
counts in the line and weight we have not had this 
year. 



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In addition to the lack of adequate material there 
has also been a lack of true college spirit in support 
of the coach and team. How encouraging to a coach 
and football eleven of earnest, determined players to 
have scarcely men enough out to offer any^ substan- 
tial rivalry, or opposition in scrimmages ! Yet this 
is the cause in part for results which are laid to 
the coach. 

Yet to whom, next to the players themselves is 
the credit due for tlie victories? Who is it who 
has trained these men and put them in such condi- 
tion that they could play two halves of twenty-five 
minutes and over, against a far heavier team and 
win simply from sheer ability to exhaust their oppo- 
nents ? Who is it that is responsible for this con- 
dition of our men when we have not even had a 
professional trainer with us this year? Is it the 
head-coach or the assistants? Go direct to the 
team, to the assistants themselves and they will tell 
you the truth as they see it. They will give us a 
motto which it would be well if we all followed : 
"Honor to whom honor is due." 



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Bowdoin. Opponents. 

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Harvard o i6 

Exeter o I2 

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Fort McKinley 22 o 

Tufts o 10 

Colby 5 o 

Bates 6 o 

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GYMNASIUM WORK. 



The gymnasium instructors for this year have 
been appointed. They are : 

Seniors — G. Parcher, '06, R. G. Webber, '06. 

Juniors — G. Parcher, '06, H. S. Elder, '06 

Sophomores — G. Parcher, '06, W. H. Stone, '06, 
W. S. Linnell, '07 

Freshmen — G. Parcher^ '06, H. S. Stetson, '06, E. 
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Monday, December fourth. 



BASEBALL WORK. 

Work in the cage well begin on Monday. Capt. 
Hodgson has completed the list of men who will 
take this work instead of the regular gymnasium 
work. The names follow : 

1906 — Hodgson, Houghton, Putnam, Bavis, Wins- 
low. 

1907 — Lawrence, Pike, Bower. 

1908 — Briggs, Ham, Hayes, Purington, Stanwood, 
Crowley, Ellis, Greene, Packard, Files. 

igog — Harris, Atwood, Bower, Dreser. Ellis, 
Hinckley, Hughes, Piper, McDade, Morrell, Blair, 
Ginn, Shehan, Hafford. 



CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION ITEMS. 
Bible Study. 
Thursday evening over thirty men gathered in 
Banister Hall to listen-to Mr. Jump who did a good 
work toward starting Bible Study for the winter. 
The work here in Bowdoin must grow and profit 
the students. Bowdoin has stood behind the throng 
of American colleges in this line of study long 
enough. We must be up and doing. 

Finance. 
Like all other organizations the Christian Asso- 
ciation needs money to maintain its standard and 
carry out its plans. The Association is at present 
over one hundred dollars in debt. The obligations 
must be cleared up before a new cabinet assumes 



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its duties. During the coming week Treasurer 
Hatch will make the rounds of the college with a 
subscription paper and it is hoped every man in col- 
lege will show his interest and appreciation of the 
association's work by a generous contribution. 

Thursday Evening Meetings. 

The following is a list of topics arranged for 
Thursday evening meetings : 

December 7 — What is Practical Christianity? 
James ii : 14-26. Chapman, '06. 

December 14 — The Power of Christ. John xvi :- 
33 ; 2 Cor. ii : 14. Hupper, '08. 

December 21 — Danger of Indulgence. Proverbs 
xxiii : 29-35 ; Onah v : 22-25. Favinger, '06. 

January 4 — The Power of Faith — Mark ix:23. 
Baldwin, '08. 

January II — The Christian's Trials and Triumphs. 
James i:i-8. Hawkesworth, '06. 

January 18 — The Power of the Word of God. 
2 Tim. iii : 15-17. Heb. iv : 12. Snow, '07. 

Sunday Services. 
Dr. Burnett's skilful interpretation of the "Power 
of Habit" delighted the audience which gathered in 
Banister H^all last Sunday. It is a regret that more 
men cannot be present at such interesting and help- 
ful talks. At the service next Sunday Miss Evelyn 
Stetson will sing. 



HISTORY PRIZE SUBJECTS. 

Three subjects are announced for the Class of 
1875 Prize in American History. 

1. The Land Policy of Massachusetts in the 
Province of Maine. 

2. The Rise of the Republican Party in the State 
of Maine. 

3. The History of the Greenback Movement in 
Maine. 

Essays should contain not less than fifteen nor 
more than twenty-five thousand words, and must 
be handed to the instructor in history not later than 
May I, igo6. The competition is open to Seniors 
and Juniors. 

The subject for the Philo Sherman Bennett Prize, 
offered for the first time this year, is "The History 
and Future of Ballot Reform in the United States." 
The competition is open to Seniors and Juniors. 
Essays submitted should contain not less than five 
nor more than ten thousand words, and must be 
handed to the instructor in history not later than 
May I, igo6. Students who intend to compete for 
either prize are invited to consult with Professor 
Allen Johnson before beginning their work. 



PRESIDENT HYDE AT SUNDAY CHAPEL. 

At chapel last Sunday afternoon President Hyde 
spoke on the "Appropriateness of Thanksgiving." 
He said in part : 

"It is a strikingly happy custom to set apart a 
special day for a national Thanksgiving; for we are 
so prone to forget our blessings, and to magnify 
our miseries. Yet there is not one here who has 
not a hundred times as many blessings as miseries. 
The very fact of being in college is a great blessing. 



Some one has said that the college is 'the great 
national luxury.' When we stop to consider that 
sixty thousand young men and thirty thousand 
young women are set apart in our colleges for study 
every year, ihe college does strike us as an enor- 
mous privilege. 

"This college in particular has much to be thankful 
for. Our good name handed down, our endow- 
ments, some from donors whose names we do not 
know, our buildings are sources of pride to us. Not 
so long ago we had no gymnasium, no athletic field, 
half the year our campus was a field, and a cow 
pasture the other half, our library was in narrow 
quarters, our instruction was of a primitive nature ; 
we had only one man to teach the modern languages ; 
Economics was taught by the Professor of Math- 
ematics. When we realize the transition through 
which our fortunes have taken us, we have a great 
deal to be thankful for. 

"The real heart of the college is its student body, 
and the smoothness of the life between these stu- 
dents. Good feeling now exists to a remarkable 
degree between fraternity and fraternity. For the 
first time in twenty years we can say that as far as 
we know there is not one person in college by whose 
removal the college would benefit. Not many col- 
leges can say this. It should make us thankful. 

"We can best show our gratitude by faithful per- 
formance of the work given us by the college to do. 
Let us be appreciative of our buildings and our 
advantages : let no evil tendency come in to mar. 
break up, or embitter our happy student life. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE INDOOR MEET. 

Last year the plans for a mid-winter meet in 
Portland fell through for some unknown reason. 
The subject has been again revived by the Portland 
A. C. under the direction of G. A. Lee and it seems 
probable that this year the scheme will mature. 
Mr. Lee wishes to get as many as twenty or thirty 
representatives from each college with a guarantee 
of half expenses to each team. The plan of the B. 
A. A. games would doubtless be followed. Relay 
races, hurdling, jumping, putting the shot, dashes, 
middle and long distance runs being the principal 
events. The plan has hearty support from Bowdoin, 
Bates and Colby. Maine on account of the heavy 
travelling expenses considers the plan more 
seriously. 



NOTICES 

The College Orchestra is ready for engagements, 
receptions, fraternity dances, etc. Apply to J. 
Edward Crowley, '09. Manager, 26 North Maine. 

The appearance of the Orient on Saturday instead 
of Friday, is due to the holiday on Thursday. 

Editor. 

It is not possible to present the criticism of the 
Quill in the current issue on account of a press of 
material. Editor. 

The attention of Seniors is called to the fact that 
the Charles Carroll Everett scholarship will be 
awarded this year to a member of the Senior Class. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 

Editor-in-Chief. 



R. G. WEBBER, :1906, 



Associate Editors: 
h. p. winslow, 1906. a. l. robinson, 1908. 
h. e. wilson, 1907. r. h. hupper, 1908. 

r. a. cony, 1907. r. a. lee, 1908. 

w. s. linnell, 1907. h. e. mitchell, 1908. 

G. C. SOULE, 1906, .... Business Manager. 
A. J. VOORHEES, 1907, ■ Ass't Business Manager. 

Contributions are requested fronn all undergradu- 
ates, alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions sliould 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, I cents. 



Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick i 


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Lewiston Journ. 


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Vol. XXXV. DECEMBER 1 


, 1905. 


No. 18 



Sarah Orne 
Jewett. 



The prominence that Mrs. 
George C. Riggs has 
received from college and 
local press obscures the talents of another 
Bowdoin daughter whose name stands out as 
brilliantly as that of her contemporary. Sarah 
Orne Jewett in 1901 received the Litt.D. from 
the college in consideration of her marked 
advancement to American literature. Her 
short stories are noted for their simple, sym- 
pathetic and accurate portrayal of New Eng- 
land character in its finer and gentler moods. 
Her works are distinguished by their natural- 
ness and are a valuable contribution to fiction 
dealing with American life. The college is 
fortunate in having on its honor roll the name 
of one who occupies such a bright page in 
American literature. 



The day has arrived when 
The Future of football must be radically 
Football. revised or suffer banish- 

ment from the list of col- 
lege sports. This is the concensus of opinion 
voiced by Pulpit, Faculty and the Chief Exec- 
utive of our United States. It cannot continue 
under existing rules. "Unnecessary rough- 
ness, brutality and foul play in the American 
game of football must be eliminated" says 
President Roosevelt. The University of Penn- 
sylvania, following the suggestion of the 
President has taken the initiative and for- 
warded circular letters to all the college heads 
in the country with a plan for modification in 
the game. 

It is a wise move to insure greater safety 
to the multitude of players who annually take 
their places on the gridiron. 

In Maine, however, there seems to be little 
need of violent reformation. In no game of 
the college series in the past four or five years 
has a player been seriously injured or his 
physical powers permanently impaired. Minor 
injuries constantly occur but these occur in 
every sport in practice as well as in contested 
games. We doubt if any state can lay claim 
to cleaner or more honest football than the 
good old Pine Tree State. 



Approval. 



A word of commendation 
should be said in behalf of 
the Lczviston Morning A'.ezvs in offering a cup 
for the baseball champions of the Maine col- 
leges for next spring. The act is a most gen- 
erous and appropriate one, and this enterpris- 
ing paper deserves the thanks of all the Maine 
colleges. Incidentally a good word might be 
said of the Neivs for the conduct of its athletic 
department, which so far as Maine college 
athletics are concerned, shows a fairness and 
accuracy that is conspicuous. 



Thanksgiving. 



One hundred and eighty- 
five years ago our Pilgrim 
fathers celebrated their first Thanksgiving 
holiday. Plow different was our celebration 
Thursday than theirs of nearly two centuries 
ago. Surrounded by luxury and plenty, the 
recipients of a thousand gifts from sacrificing 
parents and loving mothers, bequeathed with 
the gifts from a multitude of benefactors we 
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thanks did we not have a day of Thanksgiving 
and Prayer. 

It is the day that brings the separated fam- 
ily together, it is the day when rich and poor 
ahke, from thankful hearts, send up prayers of 
praise and worship to God on High. 

By the spirit of our forefathers should we 
be inspired with new resolve, determination 
and decision. May we face the duty that is 
ours and face it as men. The whole possibil- 
ity of anything's becoming ours lies in our 
decision. To think fairly, to act honestly, to 
live uprightly before God and man is our duty 
and sacred privilege. 



There has been some dis- 

Inter-Fraternity cussion among the stu- 

Bowling. dents as to tne auvisabihty 

of forming an Interfrater- 
nity Bowling League and several have spoken 
to the Orient in regard to the matter. Bowl- 
ing is unquestionably one of the best kinds of 
indoor exercise that there is, and we advise 
every man who can well afford it to take up 
the sport. Considering the fact, however, 
that the college has no bowling alleys, and 
that all games must of necessity be played on 
public alleys, we do not strongly urge the 
matter. It is an expensive game when pur- 
sued to any extent, and there are undoubtedly 
many fellows who would bowl that can ill 
afford this costly pleasure. Many students, 
nevertheless, bowl now considerably and it 
seems as if a number of teams might be 
formed which would answer all the purposes 
and prove of as much interest to those who 
are concerned with the sport as an Interfra- 
ternity League would. We have a number of 
fine bowlers in college and in case the students 
wish to compete with outside teams the 
choosing of a worthy team ought not to be 
difficult. The Orient strongly urges those 
instrumental in the formation of the teams to 
send the best men possible against outside 
competition if they are to be known as the 
"Bowdoin Team." 



In response to an editorial 

Two Trophies article printed in the 

Presented. Orient some few issues 

since Captain Wallace C. 

Philoon of last year's team and Captain Henry 

Chapman of this year's team have presented 



to the troph}' room of the college the footballs 
of two victorious games. As it happens each 
commemorates a victory over Bates. This is a 
nucleus with v,diich we hope tu start a collec- 
tion, the gathering of which will last through 
all future years of victorious athletics. 

This generous spirit on the part of ex-cap- 
tain and captain should induce both former 
and future captains or other possessors of 
base or footballs to present them to the college 
to be added to the collection. The successful 
fruition of the plan rec[uires that we secure all 
the old instruments of victory as well as the 
new. It is to former captains and managers 
that we to a large extent, must look and 
depend upon. Their courtesy in supplying 
the missing numbers in the volume of victo- 
ries that adorns old Bowdoin's name will 
speedily fill up the shelves of the trophy room 
with decoi'ations of an extremely interesting 
sort. 



Our " Fishiag " ^^"""^ ^''^^ ^o time there is 
System. "'"-""'^ °^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ about 

the way our Bowdoin fra- 
ternities "fish" entering classes. When the 
Freshman enters here the various fraterni- 
ties attend to him in such a way that his 
strongest impressions are not of the college, 
but of the fraternity. This fact has led to 
questioning in the minds of many whether 
our system could not be improved. 

To instance a different system, Dartmouth 
gives a good example. At Dartmouth no 
man is pledged to a fraternity before entering 
college. The first six weeks of the fall term 
no "fishing" is allowed, although Freshmen 
are entertained. Near the 25th of October, 
for two days, beginning at seven in the morn- 
mg of the first day, and ending at twelve at 
night of the second day, all the fraternities 
hold a "chin" during which the majority of 
the Freshmen to gain fraternities are pledged. 
This system is surely fair and square. The 
fraternity has a chance to look over prospec- 
tive members much more carefully than when 
they are pledged almost at first' sight; the 
Freshman is much surer of selecting" the fra- 
ternity which is best for him after six weeks 
observation. The object of this system 
seems to be in direct opposition to that of 
our system. It aims to give the Freshman 
the college idea and the college spirit before 
he imbibes his fill of the fraternity idea and 



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the fraternity spirit. This system works well 
at Dartmouth ; her fraternities are conserva- 
tive and well balanced. 

Could this system or one similar be applied 
to Bowdoin? This is a question which as 
the college grows, will assume large dimen- 
sions and will require settlement. There is 
a field here for discussion. The Orient does 
not take sides on this question, but will be 
glad to give its columns to communications 
from undergraduates or alumni. 



The musical programs 
Musicals. which were rendered in 

the Art Building last year 
with such pronounced success, we learn witli 
regret, are not to be repeated this year. Not 
from any lack of appreciation on the part of 
students or other attendants of the recitals is 
their discontinuance made known. It is from 
the lack of a Cecilian through which the music 
is furnished that it becomes necessary to can- 
cel this part of the winter's program. 

The recitals last year proved immensely 
popular and instructive to the many who 
attended. Very little opportunity is fur- 
nished the students for hearing the master- 
pieces of the great writers and now that this 
sole chance is withdrawn, one of the most 
instructive features of our college entertain- 
ments is withheld. 

Should funds be procured the recitals will be 
resumed. The Orient hopes that a lack of a 
few hundred dollars will not stand in the way 
of a musical benefit worth many times the 
amount. 



When football ceases in 
Basketball. the fall of each year, it 

leaves a vacancy in Bow- 
doin athletics that is not filled until spring and 
the arrival of baseball and track athletics. 
During this interim the other Maine colleges 
are adding to their athletic names by playing 
the popular winter sport, basketball, it is 
not new for Bowdoin to talk of this branch of 
athletics, but if we are ever to introduce bas- 
ketball here, now is the most favorable time. 
If we wait for the new gymnasium we are 
more likely to see the disappearance of the 
game entirely, but while it lasts Bowdoin 
might as well have a team in the field as any 
other college. 

It has been argued that we have no suitable 



place. Sargent Gymnasium is not the only 
covered building in the town. Most any hall 
of fair proportions could be hired to practice 
in and the Town Hall would be excellent for 
all public games. The objection that the 
Faculty raised against another organization 
seems slight in view of the few men it requires 
to maintain a team. 

Lastly, we have the men in college, who are 
longing to get into the game against some 
other college and show what they can do. 
They are good men, too. And again, it is 
another drawing card to "prep." school men 
who are particularly interested in the game. 
It is time to make a move and get into 
the Maine college series before it is too late. 



1908-S, 1909-0. 

The last football contest for the year at Bowdoin 
was played off last Wednesday between the Fresh- 
men and Sophomores. The Sophomores evinced 
their supremacy by only one touchdown. It was a 
clean, fast game. 

The line-up and summary : 

Sophomores. Freshmen. 

Merrill, le re., Fiske 

Lee, le re., Wakefield, Johnson 

Abbott, It rt., L. Timberlake 

Stetson, Ig rg., Harlow 

rg., Pratt 

Sanborn, c c, Hayden 

Leavitt, rg Ig., Wentworth 

Timberlake, rg. 

tjyde, rt It, Bridge 

Gregson, re le., Ellis 

Stanwood, qb qb., Carter 

Ham, Ihb rhb., Hughes 

Speak, rhb Ihb., Gastonguay 

Merrill, rhb. 

Graj', f b f b., Thaxter 



SARAH ORNE JEWETT. 

Contemporary with Kate Douglas Wiggin, as a 
friend and patroness of Bowdoin, and also as a 
writer of marked literar}' ability, stands Sarah Orne 
Jewett. 

She was born in South Berwick, Me., Sept. 3, 
1S49, the daughter of a country physician. Like 
Mrs. Riggs she received her whole education in a 
secondary school. As a woman, she has traveled 
widely not only in her own covintry and Canada, 
but also in Europe, and she is of a strong, generous 
character and a cultivated mind. In early life her 
literary tastes became apparent, and at the age of 
twenty she wrote "Deephaven." This was followed 
immediately by "Old Friends and New." Neither 
of these works are masterpieces, in fact both lack 
many essential qualities, yet they show the deep, 
welling streams of real genius that flow just beneath 
the surface. Her later works are "The Queen's 
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works as these have made her a real enduring force 
in American fiction. Miss Jewctt, like Mrs. Riggs, 
received the degree Litt.D. from Bowdoin College in 
igoi. 



CoUcQC motes. 



DELTA KAPPA EPSILON DANCE. 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity held a pleas- 
ant dance at its fraternity house last Friday. About 
fifteen couples were present. The patronesses were 
Mrs. William DeWitt Hyde and Mrs. Russell W. 
Eaton. Music was furnished by the Freshman 
orchestra, which is composed of the following play- 
ers : Gushing, piano ; Crowley, Lombard and Went- 
worth, violins; Rich, 'cello; Cooper, cornet, and 
Kane. 

Among the young ladies present were Misses Sue 
Winchell, Isabel Forsaith, Mae Despeaux, Helen 
Eaton, Ruth Little, Evelyn Stetson, Bertha Stetson 
and Lue Woodward of Brunswick ; Roberta Black 
and Annie Shea of Bath ; Grace Glavert, Geneva and 
Geraldine Fitzgerald and Marion Fletcher of Port- 
land. 



A GENEROUS OFFER. 

A handsome and valuable loving cup will be pre- 
sented to the championship baseball team of next 
Spring's Maine Intercollegiate Series. This gener- 
ous offer comes from the Lczuiston Morning News. 
Appreciating the already keen rivalry that exists 
and in their desire for clean athletics they make an 
offer that will make rivalry more intense and add 
greatly to the interest already taken in the sport. 
The offer as made by the News follows: 

"The Lewiston Morning Nezvs is interested in all 
legitimate sports. This paper intends to publish the 
most newsy and brightest up-to-date sporting page 
of any newspaper in Maine. The Nczvs is especially 
interested in school and college sports, and will give 
much space to reports of their baseball, football and 
track teams. In order to show the interest of the 
paper The News has decided to offer a handsome 
and valuable loving cup to the college team which 
the coming year wins the most games in the Maine 
Intercollegiate Baseball League, and, in addition, 
to present to the manager of and to each member 
of the winning team gold fob watch chains. The 
cup and the chains will be ordered from one of the 
foremost jewelry houses in New England which 
will furnish a guarantee that they are just as repre- 
sented. The cup will become the permanent prop- 
erty of the college association which wins it, and 
the chains will be presented to the men who are 
members of the winning team, and will become their 
exclusive personal property. The Nezvs feels cer- 
tain that the offering of these trophies will add to 
the keen interest which has always characterized 
the annual games of the Maine intercollegiate base- 
ball championship. The rivalry between the Uni- 
versity of Maine, Bates, Colby and Bowdoin has 
ever been keen but has always been fair, honorable 
and sportsmanlike. The entire State is annually 
interested in the games of the Maine College 
League and will be more than ever so in 1906 when 
the teams which represent the four colleges will 
certainly be faster than ever before." 



Winslow, '06, spent Sunday in Portland. 

Holman F. Day's new novel, "Squire Phin." 

Haines, '07, is at his home in Dexter working. 

Packard, '06, spent Sunday at his home in Turner. 

The mid-term warnings were received on Tues- 
day. 

Dresser, '09, returned Monday after spending a 
week in Boston. 

Theodore Roosevelt's "Outside Pastimes of an 
American Hunter." 

Harwood's "New Creations in Plant Life" and 
"French Profiles" by Gosse. 

The following new books have been added to the 
Library during the last week : 

Estes, '08, was initiated into the Beta Theta Pi 
fraternity last Monday night. 

The coverings for the protection of the Hubbard 
grandstand have been put in position. 

The books for "The Rivals" have arrived and the 
Dramatic Club will get to work at once. 

A large number of students attended the sub- 
scription dance at Bath last Friday night. 

A number of Bowdoin men attended the Har- 
vard-Yale game at Cambridge last Saturday. 

Captain Chapman returned from Boston Sunday 
night, where he has been making a busincbS trip. 

The Freshmen have received a most searching list 
of questions, sent out as psychological experiments. 

Three weeks before Christmas vacation. Just 
about time enough to recover our normal digestion. 

The Senior Class elections will be held Wednes- 
day afternoon, December sixth, in Memorial Hall, 
at I o'clock. 

A college orchestra is being organized for the 
minstrel show which will be given some time during 
the winter. 

A few of the students are aware of the fact that 
there are several good rabbit swamps in the vicinity 
of the college. 

The board coverings for the steps of the various 
buildings about the campus have been placed m 
position for the winter. 

The skating rink at Bath is proving doubly attrac- 
tive this year owing to the league games of polo 
which are being played ther. 

Kate Douglas Wiggin's latest story will appear in 
serial form in the Ladies' Home Journal, commenc- 
ing in the December number. 

Bowling is more popular than ever among the 
students, and latelv the prize winners at the roU- 
offs have all been Bowdoin men. 

The interior of the chapel is being wired for elec- 
tric lights. They are being placed on either side of V' 
the edifice at the aisle entrance of the forms. 

The golf links were well patronized last week 
despite the cold weather, and several new men 
have become promising candidates for next year's 
golf team. 



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A few of the students are rehearsing for "The 
Girl I Left Behind Me" which is to be staged in 
the near future by the Universalist Young People's 
Society. 

Topsham socials and dances seem to be ars popular 
as ever. It is said that at a recent box social 
"Dump" Childs bid in a pretty little box for one 
dollar and fifty cents and afterward discovered it to 
be the wrong box. 

Some Juniors have been taking continuous target 
practice at the Brunswick rifle range during the last 
week. This looks bad for the deer. 

It will soon be time for the annual College Rally. 
These occasions have been among Bowdoin's most 
successful mid-winter events. A repetition of this 
enjoyable event will occur some time the first of 
the year. 

While Mrs. Riggs has presented copies of all her 
works to the Library, she has recently made com- 
plete all of her works written in association with her 
sister, Miss Nora Smith. 

Rev. Edward D. Johnson, rector of St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church, has tendered his resignation here 
to accept a call from Trinity Church, West Witt- 
ston, Pa. 

Wilson, '07, Hodgson, '06, Sewall, '06, Thomas, 
'08, Hovey. 'eg, and Dresser. '09, were among those 
who attended the Harvard- Yale game last Saturday. 

The football season just closed by Bowdoin 
although not victorious still merits recognition from 
the Orient. We hope we have not used the space 
to ill advantage. 

A small number of the students have called at 
the charging desk at the library for copies of the 
recently issued college pamphlet. Students are 
reminded that they may secure single copies free 
of charge. This applies to students in the Medical 
School, as well as to the academic department. 

Cogito. Nogito, Rogito, ax, 

M.D., three C, C-I-X, 

Boom-a-recka, Boom-a-recka, 

Boom-a-recka Kine, 

Bowdoin, Bowdoin. 1909. 
This puts all the odes of Horace far in the shade. 
It would appear that the Freshmen are getting busy 
with their Latin. The yell was sprung for the first 
time at the station last Thursday and was followed 
by a rush — for the train. 

EMPIRE BOOKINGS. 

Coming attractions at the Empire Theatre, Lew- 
iston, are recorded herewith : 

Week of December 4 — Roe Comedy Company. 

December 11 — Mrs. Leffingwell's Boots. Balance 
of week, Adam Good Company. 

December 19 — Sothern-Marlowe in Romeo and 
Juliet. 



SOPHOMORE THEMES. 

The third themes of the semester for Sophomores 
not taking English 3 will be due Tuesday, Decem- 
ber 5. 

Subjects. 

1. Should Football Be Abolished? 

2. The Independent Voter. 

3. How May Our Y. M. C. A. Do More Efficient 
Work? 

4. A New England Thanksgiving. 

5. A Short Story. 



©bituar?. 



ART BUILDING NOTES. 
Dennis Bangs of Waterville, has presented to the 
art department of Bowdoin College a marine paint- 
ing by James Hamilton, one of the collection of the 
late Hanscom sisters, and very old. It was con- 
sidered the most valuable in the Hanscom collec- 
tion. 



SAMUEL JAMESON ANDERSON, '44. 

Samuel Jameson Anderson, one of Portland's 
most distinguished citizens, for many vears one ot 
the Democratic leaders of the State, died Saturday 
afternoon at his home, 94 Free Street, at the age of 
Si years. 

General Anderson was born in Portland in Decem- 
ber, 1824. He attended the Portland schools and 
was admitted to Bowdoin College, graduating in 
the Class of 1844. After leaving college he entered 
upon the study of law in the Dana Law School, 
Harvard, and received the degree of LL.B. He 
then engaged in the practice of his profession in 
Portland, which he pursued until 1865. 

In 1855 and 1856 General Anderson served as an 
alderman of the city. In 1856 he was elected Attor- 
ney for the County of Cumberland, holding the posi- 
tion three years. He was appointed by President 
Buchanan in 1856 surveyor of the port and held the 
office four years. In 1869 he was elected president 
of the Portland & Ogdensburg railroad on its organ- 
ization, and held that office at the time of his death. 
He was twice nominated by the Democratic party 
for Congress against Hon. Thomas B. Reed, but 
failed an election. He was, for some lin^v, ^najor- 
general of the State militia and it was from this 
service he received the name. General. In 1851 he 
married Jane W. Dow of Portland. 

General Anderson was a natural leader. There 
was no doubt about his courage and honesty. Those 
who knew him best declare that though manifestly 
modest and retiring, he was one of the most cour- 
ageous of men, and as unyielding as a rock against 
opposition. It was only necessary to talk with him 
to know that he was honest and frankly said what 
he meant. 

DR. AUGUSTUS C. HAMLIN, '51. 

The death of Dr. Augustus. Choate Hamlin, one 
of the best known men in the State, has been 
announced. Dr. Hamlin died in Bangor Nov. 19, at 
the age of 76 years. He was widely known as an 
author, artist, and as an authority on tourmalines of 
which he is said to have owned the best collection 
in existence. He was a nephew of Hannibal Ham- 
lin, who was Vice-President of the United States 
during the Civil War. 

Augustus Choate Hamlin was born in Columbia, 
Me., Aug. 28, 1829, and was the son of Elijah Liver- 
more Hamlin. He was graduated from Bowdoin " 



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College in 1851 and from Harvard Medical School 
in 1855. He was attached to the 2d Maine Infantry 
as assistant surgeon in 1861, and was made brigade 
surgeon in the following year, attaining the 
rank of lieutenant colonel and , medical inspector 
of the United States Army in 1863. He served at 
the front during several engagements of the Civil 
War and at its close he practiced medicine in Ban- 
gor. In 1878 he was made Chevalier of the Order of 
St. Anne by the Emperor of Russia. 

Dr. Hamlin was the Maine commissioner at the 
Yorktown Centennial in 1881 ; in 1882-6 he was sur- 
geon-general of Maine. He had been mayor of 
Bangor twice and was at one time department com- 
mander of the Grand Army in this State. He was 
the author of a book on Andersonville prison and 
of numerous other works, many of them of a 
scientific nature. 

In 1857 he was married to Helen A. Cutting. The 
nearest surviving relative is Mrs. Eleanor Hamlin 
of Boston. 

RUSSELL D. WOODMAN. '66. 

While many of his friends knew that for nearly 
two years he had been afflicted with an incurable 
disease, the death of Russell D. Woodman at an 
early hour last Wednesday morning, came as a shock 
to the people of Westbrook and Portland. Mr. 
Woodman was 62 years old, having been born in 
Searsmont, Maine, in 1843. He attended the public 
schools and entered Bowdoin College, graduating 
with the Class of '66. In 1872 he was united in 
marriage to Ade E. Sweetland of Searsmont, to 
which union one child was born which died in 
infancy. 

He was engaged in mercantile pursuits until 
appointed one of the appraisers in the Custom 
House under the Cleveland administration. On 
leaving the government service he organized the 
Westbrook Trust Company of Westbrook in 1890, 
of which institution he became treasurer and after- 
wards president, which position he occupied at the 
time of his death. His widow and one sister, Clara 
E. Woodman of Boston, survive him. 

Frankness and honesty were the chief traits of his 
character — open and honest he despised deceit and 
hypocrisy. 

Always interested in public affairs he has left a 
lasting impress on the whole city. Next to his home 
life which was ideal, his greatest social enjoyment 
was with his church. Being a strong Universalist 
on coming to Westbrook he at once united with the 
First Universalist Church to which he was strongly 
attached. 



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The Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon has learned 
with grief of the death of Frank Weeks Blair of 
the Class of 1895. Although he had been out of 
college but a few years, he had already made a place 
for himself in his chosen profession of medicine 
and had entered upon a successful career in his 
home town. Farmington, New Hampshire. The 
Kappa mourns the early close of so promising a 



career and extends its deepest sympathy to the 

bereaved widow and relatives. 

RoBiE Reed Stevens, 
F. R. Upton, Jr., 
Neal Willis Cox, 

For the Chapter. 



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VOL. XXXV. 



NO. 19 



THE NOVEMBER QUILL. 

The November Quill is a thoroughly read- 
able number. The leading article is a charm- 
ing account of the ministry of art to all sorts 
and conditions of men, as attested by a day's 
experience in Bowdoin's "House Beautiful." 
Observation as sympathetic as it is keen is 
here recorded. The writer is as sensitive on 
the human, as on the aesthetic side, and the 
reader will hardly come to the end of this 
short narrative without the feeling, that the 
most unpromising subject cannot be wholly 
impervious to the refining influence of the 
beautiful, and that something of the subtle 
attraction of beauty in plastic and pictorial art 
is here translated into speech. 

The sonnet on November is well thought 
out both in idea and expression, but there is a 
slight monotony in the rhythm and a sugges- 
tion of painstaking elaboration which some- 
what mitigate the reader's pleasure. The 
longer poem, "'The Holy Quest," is an 
obvious imitation of the "Idylls of the King." 
As is natural in a young writer formal cor- 
rectness is over-emphasized. A passage of 
the same length taken at random from Tenny- 
son shows deviation from the iambic move- 
ment more than twice as often ; and it is skil- 
ful deviation from the ideal structure tnat 
makes the beauty of blank verse, the easiest 
form of verse to write, but the hardest to 
write well. The name Gawain proves hard 
to confine in metrical bonds, and the repetition 
of the line, "I feel that thou shalt ne'er achieve 
the Quest," with the change of the words, 
"thou shalt" to "they may" is weak. But the 
poem as a whole is worthy of much praise. 
Especially noteworthy is the picture of the 
cavalcade of knights as they start on their 
quest, a picture that is botn taithtul and 
unusually vivid ; and the simile that paints Sir 
Gawain's face in the glow of supernatural 
light is fine : 

"His gloomy face. 
Lit by the mystic light, shone all aglow, 
Yet hollow-shadowed, as the dying sun 
Casts on a mountain side its crimson light, 



And ledge and crag catch up each glowing 

beam, 
But in the hollows and the deep ravines 
The purple shadows ever deeper grow, 
And purple fades to black." 

There belong, too, to the poetry of this 
number, two dainty morsels culled by "Ye 
Postman." 

If one did not read in "Gray Goose Tracks" 
the words "our little organization has so 
nearly spent its days of usefulness," a query 
to that effect might naturally arise; and an 
emphatic reply in the affirmative is equally 
natural when one reaches the rhymed effusion 
at the end, not so much for its profanity as its 
utter inanity. 

The two stories are pitched in entirely dif- 
ferent keys. "The Deserted City" is a highly 
romantic episode of the weird and ghastly 
order, in an appropriate historical and geo- 
graphical setting; "Lying at Anchor" is a real- 
istic tale of sailor life, and shows accurate 
observation and command of nautical speech. 
Each is in its way a creditable performance, 
and is somewhat aside from the beaten path. 
Both show a degree of deftness in the hand- 
ling and original touches here and there that 
give promise of better things to come. 

Taken as a whole, the November Quill has 
no cause to blush in the presence of its fellows. 
Frank E. Woodruff. 



THE DRAMATIC CLUB PLAY. 

"The Rivals," the play which the Dramatic 
Club is to give this season, has an interesting 
history. It was written by Richard Brinsley 
Sheridan and was produced at Covent Gar- 
den, London, January 17, 1775, when the 
author was in his twenty-fourth year. Ever 
since that time the play has held a high place 
amofig the old comedies. It was first per- 
formed in America in 1786 and it was in this 
play that the famous William Warren made 
his debut in Boston in 1846, as Sir Lucius 
O'Trigger. Since t88o the late Joseph Jeffer- 
son has used "The Rivals" alternately with 



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"Rip Van Winkle" and has scored great suc- 
cess in it as "Bob Acres." In 1896 he formed 
his "great all-star cast" and toured the^country 
for one month, travelling in palace cars and 
appearing but once in each large city. The 
venture was a great financial success, the 
receipts averaging six thousand dollars a per- 
formance. 

Because the play is so very well balanced 
"The Rivals" has always been a favorite with 
college dramatic clubs. As it is generally 
cast, there are ten characters. At the head is 
Sir Anthony Absolute, the bluff old English 
lord who is determined to make a match 
between his son, Capt. Jack Absolute, and 
romantic Lydia Languish. Mts. Malaprop, 
the aunt of Lydia, unites with Sir Anthony 
in promoting the match and, through her vain 
use of words which she does not understand, 
she forms an entertaining character in the 
play. The main plot centers around Capt. 
Absolute, Bob Acres, a country bumpkin, and 
Sir Lucius O'Trigger, a fiery but penniless 
Irish lad, the three rivals for Lydia's hand. 
A love-sick couple, Faulkland and Julia, and 
the two servants, David and Lucy, complete 
the cast. 



SKETCH OF JACK LONDON. 

Perhaps no other American novelist holds 
such a unique place in American literature as 
Jack London. He was born in San Fran- 
cisco, January 12, 1876. From earliest boy- 
hood his life was one of continuous adventure, 
as sailor, tramp, gold-miner, journalist, lec- 
turer, and socialist. He has an almost inex- 
haustible supply of scenes and experiences to 
enrich and embellish his writings. At first 
his st)'le was that of ideal romance, but by 
close contact with the scum marine population 
of San Francisco, it was changed and replaced 
by the romance of things as they really are. 
Later he became interested in Sociology and 
Economics, and tramped many thousand miles 
through the L^nited States and Canada, study- 
ing the social conditions of the various places. 
His first book, "The Son of the Wolf," 
appeared in 1900. This was followed by 
"Children of the Frost," the "Sea Wolf," and 
the "Call of the Wild." , He is at his best in 
his short stories, and in his volume "Children 
of the Frost," which is an introduction to a 
field that he will probably work over to much 
finer eflfect. 



1907 WILL DEDICATE BUGLE TO COM- 
MANDER PEARY. 

The 1907 Bugle Board will dedicate their 
work to Commander Robert E. Peary of the 
famous Class of 1877. Aside from this selec- 
tion nothing of much importance has been 
done. The printer's contract has not yet been 
let, but will be as soon as satisfactory arrange- 
ments can be made. The book will be after 
the style of the 1905 Bugle. 

THE QUILL REORGANIZES. 

The present Quill board closes its term oi 
office with the December number and the new 
board elected last Tuesday will then assume 
control. The new board has organized with 
C. W. Snow, chairman, and Ensign O. Otis 
Business Manager. The associate editors are : 
E. A. Duddy, A. Blaine Roberts, P. H. Pow- 
ers and A. T. Gould. 

ZETA PSI DANCE. 

An infonnal house party was held last Fri- 
day evening by the members of the Zeta Psi 
Fraternity who remained in Brunswick over 
Thanksgiving. The patronesses were Mrs. 
Henry Johnson and Mrs. Mason. 

Among the young ladies present were Miss 
Schofield of Portland, and Miss Percy of 
Bath, and Misses Dunlap, Knight, Forsaith, 
Little, Allen, Merriman, Stetson, Hubbard, 
and Johnson of Brunswick and vicinity. 



JACK LONDON LECTURES. 

Jack London, author of "The Call of th 
Wild," under the auspices of the Saturday 
Club, gave an exceedingly interesting account 
of his adventures as "Tramp," "Klondiker" 
and "Correspondent" in Memorial Hall last 
night. 

A more detailed account of Mr. London's 
lecture will appear in our next issue. 



CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION ITEMS. 

The Christian Association of the college is 
looking for strong, resolute men to reinforce 
its ranks. Every man who wishes to make 
the most of his course and to secure the 
largest development for the future should 
identify himself with this organization. Of 



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the many reasons why one should become a 
member of this association the following may 
be indicated.' From the Intercollegian: 

1. Membership in the Christian Associa- 
tion is an acknowledgment of the best in one's 
past life and of one's desii-e to be true to it. 
Nearly all college men come from homes 
where steadily uplifting, perhaps definitely 
religious, influences prevail. The majority 
of college men have themselves been members 
of churches at home. He is unfaithful to the 
highest influences of his home and to his own 
highest purposes who, when entering on the 
new world of college life, does not openly 
acknowledge these best things in his past ; and 
the natural way to do this definitely and yet 
unostentatiously is to join in the work of the 
Christian Association. 

2. Membership is a commitment of one's 
self to the best side of college life. A few col- 
lege men have their faces set downward. Many 
more are climbing steadily and resolutely 
to higher things. More still wander aimlessly 
about as the crowd or the inclination may 
lead. The Christian Association is the natural 
rallying point for all men whose ideals are 
higher than their achievemems, and every 
man who joins places himself among that 
number. In doing so, he does not boast supe- 
riority, but rather admits that he has not 
attained and declares his purpose to press on. 

3. Membership leads to association with 
men of high and serious purpose in the col- 
lege life. No other force in his college life 
will influence the incoming Freshman so 
deeply as will the friends he chooses. The 
man who enters at once into the activities of 
the Association naturally finds part at least of 
his college friends among those men who have 
declared themselves publicly as committed to 
the best things in college life. 

4. Membersliip secures development in the 
higher ranges of a man's life. The college 
man who wishes his life to be symmetrical, 
still more he who wishes it to be well-ordered 
in the sense that the higher holds sway over 
the lower, will seek to develop his moral sense, 
his spiritual faculties, his religious nature, no 
less than his physical, social, and intellectual 
abilities. Voluntary exercise is always the 
most effective means for development ; and 
the Christian Association conducts those vol- 
untary activities through participation in 
which development in these directions is nat- 
urally secured. 



5. Membership brings a man under tne 
direct influence of those facts and forces that 
make for strong character. The history of 
the extension of the Kingdom of God in the 
world, with its stimulus to faith and its call to 
action, the experiences of spiritual heroes as 
recorded in the Bible, most of all, the life and 
teachings of Jesus as given to us there — these 
are some of the great influences that build 
Christian character. Through the agencies 
under the direction of the Christian Associa- 
tion — its mission and Bible-study groups, and 
its devotional meetings — these influences are 
brought to bear on a man's life. 

6. Membership means alignment with the 
organized forces making for betterment in col- 
lege life. The forces of evil in that life, 
whether organized or not, are at any rate tre- 
mendously effective. The battle between the 
two is on in every institution. Every man 
who has truly at heart the best and highest 
interests of his college will leave the throng of 
the indifferent, and take his place in the ranks 
of the growing army of those who fight for 
righteousness. 

7. Membership is the contribution of one's 
individual experience and helpful influence to 
the lives of others. The underlying principle 
of the Bible group and of the devotional meet- 
ing is that in each man's experience there are 
elements of value for the lives of others. Few 
acts in a man's life have more influence over 
others than those in which he puts himself on 
record on important issues like those for 
which the Christian Association stands. The 
man who takes part in its work offers what 
he has to give of experience and influence for 
the benefit of others. 

8. Membership signifies willingness to 
meet definite opportunities for service that 
may arise. 



FOOTBALL TRAINING. 

Captain Chapman will conduct a class in 
football training at the gymnasium on Mon- 
days, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5.15 
throughout the winter. Men who take this 
training are excused from their regular squad 
work. Men who have thus far entered the 
course are Bass, Butterick, Blanchard, W. 
Drummond, J. Drummond, W. J. Crowley, 
Thomas, Garcelon, Gastonquay, J. A. Davis, 
Merrill and Powers. 



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EDITORIAL BOARD. 



R. G. WEBBER. 1906, • • Editor-in-Chief. 



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The recent revelation of 
The College Man corruption and bossisin in 
and Politics. national, state and munici- 
pal politics should cause 
every young man who is devoting four of the 
best years of his life to preparation for his 
subsequent career to ask himself seriously the 
question, "What is the proper attitude of the 
college man toward politics?" While the 
Orient fully realizes that this question has 
been freely discussed by men whose superior 
wisdom and years entitle them to particular 
deference and their opinions perhaps to accept- 
ance, and would never think of attempting any 
extended discussion of the issue, it does feel 
justified in calling attention to some of the 
points believed to bear directly upon it. We 
are led to do this because we iDelieve that 
to-day too many college men view politics with 



indifference, and give too much credence to 
such suggestions as, for them, there is too 
much corruption in politics ; that there is in 
politics too little honor and appreciation to be 
had ; that there is prejudice against the college 
man which will largely decrease his efficiency 
in that field ; that the people at large can 
always be depended upon to see that the pub- 
lic ends and interests are best served. We 
believe that for these among other reasons the 
college man steers clear of politics to the det- 
riment of the state and to a serious failure on 
his part to improve his best opportunities. 

It cannot be denied that there is too much 
corruption in our politics. But what would 
the college man do ? Accept the situation and 
let it grow worse by avoiding politics, or enter- 
ing the field in one capacity or another and 
using his efforts to improve conditions? We 
can hardly conceive of William Pitt Fessen- 
den, — by the way, a Bowdoin man, — of doing 
the first of these things. His course was to 
enter the field because of work to be done. 
Who could think of President Roosevelt 
avoiding politics because there is too much 
corruption? His answer is, because there is 
corruption I will go in and fight to quell it. 
We believe this to be the only answer of the 
college man. He need not necessarily become 
a ward politician, but can and should take an 
active, watchful interest in all political cam- 
paigns in order that corruption be lessened. 

It is impossible to prove that great offices 
or monuments will be the reward of every 
college man who takes a hand in politics ; it is 
likewise unnecessary. It is enough to say 
that every college man who sees his greatest 
reward in better political conditions, rather 
than in high offices, will be amply satisfied by 
the honor and appreciation that will be 
accorded him by a grateful public. 

Neither can it be denied that there is pred- 
judice in some quarters against the college 
man in politics. It is undoubtedly true that 
men in both business and politics are saying, 
in substance, to-day, as did Horace Greeley 
say literally forty years ago, "The Lord 
deliver us from college men and other 
horned creatures." But we believe that the 
men who hold this view conistitute two small 
classes : the one, those who do not know the 
college man and look upon him as -a theorist 
only ; the other, those who do know the college 
man, fear his influence and therefore discour- 
age his entry into their field of effort. 



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Furthermore the contention that the people 
can be depended upon to see that the pubHc 
ends and interests will be best served sounds 
well but falls to the ground when investigated. 
Even Lincoln said, "You can fool some of the 
people all the time, and all of the people some 
of the time." The fact is that, although the 
general public will not permit unlimited sup- 
pression of its interests, they will allow those 
interests to be sacrificed to the political bosses 
altogether too long unless aroused to action. 
They generally allow it to go on till some 
Folk, Lafollette or Roosevelt shows them 
where they are being fooled. 

But in addition to all this — that the exist- 
ing corruption demands his influence for bet- 
ter conditions, that there is ample reward for 
him, that the prejudice against him is really 
of little account, that the people at large are 
prone to sacrifice their interests too long to 
the will of the bosses, in addition to all these, 
there is another reason why the college man 
should take a hand in politics. It is because 
he is the best qualified man, as a class, in the 
country. There are three reasons for this, 
as follows : He is trained to think logically on 
all problems ; he studies, under the leading 
thinkers, the social, economic and political con- 
ditions both past and present ; and finally 
because college life inculcates in him a spirit 
of fair play, independence of thought and lib- 
erality of views more thoroughly tlian can be 
done outside the college. Let us briefly con- 
sider these three reasons. 

'First, his training teaches him to think log- 
ically on not only the problems he discusses m 
college, but upon all problems. There is no 
problem, however great or small, but has one 
or more vital issues upon which the decision 
must eventually turn. The man who can 
grasp these issues of vital importance is the 
man who is most valuable in any walk of life, 
especially so in politics. There is no man who 
has so good advantages for obtaining this 
ability to grasp vital issues as has tne college 
man, because he is taught to think. 

Again, the college man to-day in our insti- 
tutions of broader and more comprehensive 
learning, studies practical social and economic 
problems, and does so under the instruction of 
the best trained minds in the country. Every 
year the colleges in their courses in the social 
and political sciences are getting nearer to the 
vital problems that confront those who deter- 
mine the policies of the government. The 



commissions sent out by Congress for inform- 
ation upon such important questions as the 
trusts, rate regulation and the tariff, are more 
and more taking the testimony of the expert 
instructors in American colleges. Under 
such instruction is the college man being 
trained. Not only is the college man a man 
of tramed mind but he is a student of our 
actual problems of government. 

But more than this the college man has 
inculcated in his nature during his college 
course just the ideals which are needed in pol- 
itics to-day. He breathes an atmosphere of 
fair play ; he learns to demand the "square 
deal between man and man." He comes to 
the stage of independent thinking where he 
asks the reasons for statements before accept- 
ing them as facts. He reaches here a greater 
liberality of view than is likely to be found 
elsewhere and learns to respect what the 
"other man" thinks. He thus raises him.self 
above and beyond the sordid, utilitarian idea 
of life and is just the man to bring to politics 
the spirit of broadmindedness, liberality of 
view, independence of thought, and healthy 
ideals we so much need to-day. 

And now in closing we wish to make sure 
we are understood. We do not urge every 
college man to devote his whole time and 
attention to politics. What we do urge is that 
the college man should change his attitude 
from one of comparative indifference and 
unconcern to one of interest and study in order 
that his superior training and research may 
bear fruit in state, national, and municipal 
reforms. 

The annual Bov^doin Ral- 
The Annual Rally, lies of the last two years 

have been so eminently 
successful that there is not the slightest 
thought in the minds of any undergraduate 
but that the one of 1906 will be as equally 
fortunate. It is not too early now to com- 
mence arrangements for our next gathering. 
As the taking of any definite action was over- 
looked at the recent mass-meeting, tlie 
Orient would recommend that a committee 
be appointed by the Athletic Association Pres- 
ident to have this year's rally in charge, as 
was done last year, thus saving the inconven- 
ience and delay of calling a separate meeting. 
It is, of course, time to begin preparations, so 
that the Rally of 1906 may equal and eclipse 
all others. 



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Familiar 
Editorials. 



The board running track is 
now "ready for business at 
the old stand" but con- 
trary to all precedent the Orient i§ not going 
to signalize its appearance with its stock edi- 
torial "Begin Relay Training." Every man 
in college knows what the track is for, when 
it is best to begin training and the necessity 
of "all turning out." The conditions are the 
same this year as on all previous years. We 
want the best team the college can produce 
and the larger the field of contestants the 
more spirited the competition. 

We would not fall into the lut ot repetition 
worn deep by the pens of our predecssors. By 
this time most of us are familiar with that 
editorial "Take an Interest in Gym." and 
know enough to "Keep Ofif the Grass" when 
the snow leaves the ground in the spring. 
We would not have it said that our edito- 
rials are timed by the changes in the weather 
or set up in advance or held over from year 
to vear to meet constantly recurring events. 



ALLEN AND ROBINSON ELECTED. 

The only business transacted at the mass 
meeting last Monday night was the election of 
Neil W. Allen, '07, for manager, and Carl M. 
Robinson. '08, for assistant manager of next 
year's football team. 



Portland High 6, Bowdoin Students 5. 

Thursday afternoon a picked team from the 
college met the Portland High boys and were 
defeated by a margin of one point. The High 
School bo)'s put up a fast article of football 
and outplayed their opponents. Had the 
Bowdoin men received any training or prac- 
tice the game would have resulted dififerently. 
Ellis scored the touchdown for Bowdoin on 
a fumble and 90-yard run. The line-up : 

Portland. Bowdoin. 

Devine, le le., EJlis 

Rowe, It It.. Bridge 

R. HcLean, Ig Ig.. Wentworth 

C. Mitchell, c c.. Hayden 

Miirraj'. rg rg.. Chandler 

Johnson, rt rt.. Thomas 

Charles Mitchell, re re.. Carter 

Jones, qb qb., Dresser 

R. McLain, rhb rhb., Merrill 

Robinson, Ihb .Ihb., Wakeheld 

Foster, fb fb, Adams 



Score — Portland, 6: Bowdoin, 5. Referee and 
umpire — Chapman and Drummond of Bowdoin, 
alternating. Timers — Shehan and Drummond of 
Bowdoin. Linesmen — Perry of Lewiston and Gum- 
bel and Bowdoin. Time — 15-minute halves. Touch- 
down — Ellis and Foster. Goal — Devine. 

PRESIDENT HYDE AT SUNDAY CHAPEL. 

At chapel last Sunday President Hyde spoke in 
part as follows : 

"One of the most puzzling problems of our moral 
and spiritual life is to know what to do with certain 
unattractive things, certain forms of amusement and 
living. The question arises, are they good or bad. 

The heathen tells us that all of these are good, 
the ascetic tells us that all of these are bad, that if 
all these things could be abolished all bad would 
disappear. Both these answers are easy, but both 
are wrong. The first answer is most often given by 
easy-going people, superficial thinkers. The second 
is usually .given by the sober-minded and serious. 

"Jesus takes neither one nor the other of these 
views. He looks upon these things as intrinsically 
ne'ther good nor bad. The Christian attitude is to 
take them and so use them as not to hinder the 
Christian progress of life. Many of these things 
promote our purposes and enable us to do real and 
lasting good. The Pharisees called Jesus wrong 
for being present at wine drinking and feasting, but 
through this being present he was able to accom' 
plish his ends. 

"If these things do not further our purpose we 
should dispense w'th them. Our fiist purpose is 
the great principle of physical health, God's great 
gift. As far as any practice hinders our health we 
should do away with it. Our work demands steady 
and ihonest attention, if anything interferes we 
should dispense with it. We realize this in athletics 
and practice it by careful training ; surely as stu- 
dents and graduates we should follow this principle. 

"Our parents and friends are desirous for us, 
are constantly planning for us : and they are wiser 
than we. We should dispense with anything caus- 
ing them sorrow or grief. 

"Our influence on others is very powerful. If we 
unduly influence others by our actions we should 
realize our duty to them' and rectify our course. 

".AH college students should make these distinc- 
tions. They should consider certain things that 
occasionally present themselves for judgment as 
neither intrinsically good nor bad, but good or bad 
simply as they are used. 



THE INHNSTREL SHOW. 

Aside from the fact that about twenty more men 
are needed for the chorus, the work upon the Col- 
lege Minstrel Show is progressing favorably. Red- 
man, '07, is to be interlocutor and he has shown 
that he is the ideal man for the place. 

The end men, all of whom have had previous 
experience in this sort of work, are as follows : 
Bones, L Gumbel. D. B. Andrews. C. G. Clark; 
tanibos, J. Gumbel, C. S. Kingsley, R. J. Hodg- 
son, Jr. 

Several appeals have already been made upon the 
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a few more men have responded, still more are 
needed at each rehearsal if the production is to be 
a success. 

Considerable progress has been made upon the 
overture and the other songs will be taken up at 
an early date but it is by no means too late for new 
men to offer their services. 

The show will be given on January 19. Barely 
two weeks remain for rehearsals before the Christ- 
mas vacation. The time is therefore short, but 
there is plenty of it if all the men do their part 
toward giving a successful entertainment. 



OBITUARY RECORDS. 

The annual Obituary Record of all the alumni of 
the college is now being sent around to college grad- 
uates still living, and to various libraries. During 
the year ending June i, 1904, fifty-nine deaths have 
occurred among the alumni, and three non-grad- 
uates are recorded as having passed away. "Among 
these are two honored men who have stood in sen- 
iority at the head of the academic and medical grad- 
uates of the college for several years ; two able and 
faithful overseers of the college, and at least three 
others whose influence in their respective depart- 
ments of law, theology, and education has not been 
confined within the boundaries of their own states." 



REV. E. D. JOHNSON TO LEAVE. 

The Rev. Edward D. Johnson, rector of St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church of Brunswick, has tendered his 
resignation in order to accept a pastorate in West 
Pittston, Penn, His resignation takes eftect Decem- 
ber 15. Mr. Johnson has been rector at St. Paul's 
for nearly five years and in that time has endeared 
himself to the townspeople and especially the stu- 
dents, with whom he has always been popular and 
who will regret his departure exceedingly. Mr. 
Johnson will preach his last sermon in Brunswick 
on next Sunday. The members of Bowdoin College 
will be sorry to lose both Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, 
and the Orient for the students extends to them 
the best and heartiest of wishes in their future home. 



MEDICAL SCHOOL NOTES. 

J. A. Greene, '05, now at the Medical School, is 
helping Captain Hodgson with the base-ball work 
in the cage. 

Several medical students have expressed their 
intention of joining the regular gymnasium classes 
of the academic men. 

The second year class has just begun the diagno- 
sis work in bacteriolo,gy, and each member of the 
class is given a mixture of three kinds of bacteria, 
which he is required to separate. 

Mr. Bolster, Bates '95, who has been the Athletic 
Instructor at Bates for ten years, and is now attend- 
ing the Medical School here, has kindly consented 
to help with the gymnasium work here, and may 
introduce some new features. 



College IRotes. 



The Science Club of the college has organized for 
the year's work. 

Many of the fellows living in Portland went home 
to vote on Monday. 

The Bath dancing school is again claiming the 
attention of society men. 

Giles, '07, has been absent a week working at his 
home in East Brownfield. 

What about sectional clubs? They seem to be 
leading a quiet life just at present. 

Pike, '07, rendered a very pleasing solo in chapel 
Sunday, entitled "The Plains of Peace." 

Professor Robinson attended the meeting of the 
Fraternity Club of Portland on Monday night. 

Mr. Jump gave an address in the convention that 
met at Bangor this week discussing "The Boy 
Problem." 

A large number of the students took advantage 
of their cuts by remaining away till Monday after 
Thanksgiving. 

Dr. George C Chase, LL.D., president of Bates 
College, spoke in the Universalist Church last Sun- 
day morning. 

A number of the students who passed Thanks- 
giving in Brunswick, took dinner with President 
and Mrs. Hyde. 

Paine, '06, had the exceptionally high score of 333 
for three strings on candle pins at the bowling 
alley last week. 

Professor Lee lectures to-night before the Bangor 
Board of Trade on the "Development of the Water 
Power in Maine." 

The Freshmen are swinging their clubs with all 
the enthusiasm of a child with a new toy, but wait 
till that toy loses its newness ! 

The attraction at the Empire Dec 14, will be a 
comedy entitled "Mrs. Leffingwell's Boots." The 
play has a great recommendation. 

The Freshman Class in French has again taken 
up Whitney's "French Reader," which was used in 
the college five or six years ago. 

Last Monday the new men out for the Glee Club 
had their voices tried in Banister Hall, and a num- 
ber of very promising candidates were found. 

Cross-country running is still being enjoyed by 
many and from all indications we will have a lead- 
ing bunch of distance men on the track next spring. 

Weston. '08, has received a good line of sofa pil- 
low tops embodying the various views around col- 
lege and cuts of the championship teams of 1904- 
1905. 

In the last five years the University of Michigan 
has played fifty-six football games, and made a 
total of 2746 points against a total of 42 points by 
their opponents 

A Maine polo league has been formed in which 
the cities of Portland, Lewiston, Bath and Rockland 
are represented. Although the players are amateurs 
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Brown University will be one of the twenty-five 
colleges to receive $10,000 from the estate of the 
late P. S. Bennett of New York. The colleges were 
to be selected by W. J. Bryan. ^ 

The entire student body of about eight hundred 
at Pennsylvania State College Jiave refused to 
attend recitations owing to a disagreement over the 
system of cuts and exercises that are now in vogue. 

One of the greatest attractions at the Empire 
this season is that of Sothern and Marlowe in 
"Romeo and Juliet" on Tuesday evening, December 
19. There are about one hundred people in the 
cast. 

At the recent meeting of the Maine Ornithologists 
Professor L. A. Lee was elected President of the 
Association for the coming year. He is also in 
charge of a book to be edited in the interests of the 
Mame birds. 

The pennant for E L. H. S., the winners of the 
Bowdoin Interscholastic Baseball League, last 
spring, has been received and was being shown the 
students Monday and Tuesday of this week. — Lezv- 
iston Sun. 

Several attempts have been made to remove the 
rust from the hot water pipes in the dormitories, 
these have not been very successful, and next year 
the iron pipes will probably be replaced by copper 
ones. 

A large number of men have come out for the 
Dramatic Club, and with so many to pick from the 
caste in "The Rivals" should be an exceptionally 
good one. The different readings assigned for the 
trials were posted last Monday. 

At a mass meeting of the students of Wesleyan 
University it was decided that a minimum tax of 
one dollar a term for each term of the college year 
or three dollars a year, be assessed to each student, 
for the expenses of the various branches of ath- 
letics. 

Owing to the large number in the entering class, 
the Sargent Gymnasium has been filled full during 
the Freshman hours for Gs'mnasium work, and on 
the first day quite a number of the new men were 
hit either by their own Indian clubs or by those of 
their neighbors. 

On Monday evening the first practice for the men 
trying for the Mandolin Club was held in Memorial 
Hall after the mass meeting. Regular practice 
meetings will be held every Monday and Friday 
evening until the Christmas vacation, when the club 
will for the most part have been selected. 

At the game between the Portland High School 
and the Bowdoin Thanksgiving Day teams, "Ben" 
Chandler was introduced to the Portland men as 
Haft'ord, '09. After the game several were heard to 
remark that though Hafford played a good game, 
he did not seem to be a phenomenal player. 

The Sophomores held their first gymnasium class 
on Alonday — but the majority of the class did not 
commence until a day later. Owing to the thought- 
lessness of the greater number in neglecting to pro- 
vide suits they were politely excused from attend- 
ing on the opening day. Amid enthusiastic applause 
the class broke up. 



"Brief German Grammar" by Prof. Leonard of 
Bates, and Prof. Ham of Bowdoin. is to be revised 
by its authors and published as a general text- 
book in the spring. 

Several papers have been figuring up the number 
of times Maine colleges have scored on Harvard. 
Thus far there have been four Maine college players 
who have carried the ball over the crimson goal line 
as follows; Walter D. Clarke, captain and fullback 
of the Bowdoin eleven in the fall of 1898, who 
scored by straight line plunging after Bowdoin had 
pushed Harvard slowly back over half the length of 
the field: Blake, right end on Bates in 1901, who 
picked up the ball on a fumble and ran twenty-five 
yards for a touchdown ; Porter, right end on Bow- 
doin in 1902, who picked up the ball on a fumble 
and ran over 100 yards for a touchdown; and Ken- 
dall, captain and halfback on Bates in 1905, who 
scored on a' crisscross play after a run of 70 yards 
in which he dodged several tacklers. 

Football has never been a very gentle game, to 
judge from what Master Stubbes says about it in 
his "Anatom'e of Abuses," published in 158.3: "For, 
as concerning football playing, I protest unto you 
it may rather be called a friendly kinde of fight 
than a play of recreation, a bloody and murthering 
practice than a sport or pastime, for dooth not every 
one lye in waight for his adversarie, seeking to 
overthrow him and to picke him on ms nose, though 
it be on hard stones, so that by this meanes some- 
times their necks are broken, sometimes their backs, 
sometimes their legs, sometimes their armes. some- 
times one part thrust out of joynt, sometimes 
another : sometimes the noses gush out with blood ; 
sometimes their eyes start out." 



Hliimni personals. 



CLASS OF 1850. 

"The Log Book of the Captain's Clerk" is a new 
book recently received at the Library from the 
author. Rev. John S. Sewall of the Class of 1850. 
Rev. Mr. Sewall has been a trustee since 1885 and is 
now occupying a chair of instruction at the Bangor 
Theological School. 

The book treats of a trip to Japan with Com- 
mander Perry in 1854 and is of deep historical 
value. 



©bituar^. 



HON. JOHN NELSON FULLER, '57. 

Hon. John Nelson Fuller died at his home in 
Beatrice, Neb, Nov. 8, 1905. 

Mr. Fuller was born in Paris Me., February 22. 
1831. He was graduated from Bowdoin College in 
1857. The following year he occupied the position 
of princ'pal of the old Lewiston Falls Academy, at 
the same time reading law with C. W. Goddard. 
After being admitted to the bar he went West and 
entered upon his profession at Amboy, 111. At Lin- 
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Illinois Infantry. On his return from the front he 
look up educational work till ill health, in 1870, 
caused him to turn to farming. He was elected to 
the Nebraska Legislature in 1887, and also served 
as superintendent of public instruction. He leaves 
a wife, and two daughters, and also two sisters, 
Mrs. S. A. Kilbreth of Livcrmore, Me., and Mrs. 
O. C. Miller, at Arapahoe, Neb. He was a man of 
decided opinions and unbending integrity. 



Dr. Frank Weeks Blair, Class of 1895, died Sun- 
day, November rp, T905, in a hospital in Ports- 
mouth, N. H. Dr. Blair was a native of Boothbay 
and graduated from Bowdnin in 1895 and from the 
Maine Medical School in the Class of 1898. After 
his graduation he began practice in Farmington, N. 
H.. where he remained unt'l forced to give up work- 
on account of sickness. He was married last sum- 
mer to Miss Mary Eveleth Weeks of Bath. Mr. 
Blair was 31 years old. 



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VOL. XXXV. BRUNSWICK, MAINE, DECEMBER 15, 1905. 



NO. 20 



JACK LONDON IN MEMORIAL. 

The Orient gives a brief abstract of Jack 
London's lecture, under the auspices of the 
Saturday Chib, in Memorial Hall, Decem- 
ber 7. 

Mr. London spoke first of his experience 
with lecture managers who were urging him 
to come east on a lecture tour, which he con- 
sidered entirely out of his line. His first lec- 
ture was in a town in southern Illinois. 

He then went on to experiences of his earlj' 
ranch life. WHien four years old he went 
to San Francisco which then seemed a thous- 
and times as large to him as all the cities of 
the world combined he has since visited. He 
learned then not to have much regard for fine 
clothes, throiigh being aided by a ragged 
street boy in finding his father, whom he had 
lost by his close attention to a bright tin cup. 
When eight years old he read the Alhambra. 
There being no one on the ranch who knew 
anything about the Alhambra, and as he 
desired much to talk with some one who did, 
he approached the first well dressed stranger 
from the city who appeared at the ranch, on 
the subject. The reply he received was chill- 
ing; from that day's experience he inferred 
that boiled shirts and great knowledge did 
not go together. 

At the age of nine he learned the lesson of 
"bluff" and of not "backing water" through 
being taught by a neighbor boy to put on a 
bold front against a bully who was picking on 
him. When later he lived where the law of 
God and man did not prevail, his "bluff" stood 
him in good stead. As a newsboy he suc- 
ceeded ; he learned here that "bluff" needs to 
be backed up, that the first blow counts and 
often half licks an opponent. 

At seventeen he went before the mast in a 
three-master seal fishing vessel bound to the 
coast of Japan. He had to fight for his right 
to the forecastle on equal terms with the 
eleven other men of the crew, Swedes and 
Scandinavians. He was not sure of his stand- 
ing until he had absolutely conquered "Red 
John," the most powerful of all the sailors. 



He was proud of this trip and its experiences 
because at no time did any other member of 
the crew have to do one bit of his work. 

Returning home near his eighteenth birth- 
day, he decided he must become a "pillar in 
society." To take the first step he engaged to 
work at the power house of an electrical com- 
pany near Oakland, Cal. His work was 
extremely hard, he was doing two men's 
amount; in the middle of every afternoon he 
would go into a "working trance;" he became 
a working beast. Forced by his physical 
health to discontinue this work he now became 
a tramp. Here he had plenty of leisure for 
thought. In his trips through factory towns 
he pondered on the labor problem ; he thought 
the working of women and children in facto- 
ries was wrong, that someone was perpetrat- 
ing a crime. His tramp days were compara- 
tively short for he was arrested and summa- 
rily sent to jail for thirty days. He was given 
no chance to speak in his own defence at the 
trial aild upon opening his mouth was told to 
"shut up" by the judge. He next decided to 
be a "brain merchant," but he found that by 
devoting his time to constant study he could 
not get enough to eat. Next he became a 
steam laundryman, but here his patience soon 
gave out. He then started for the Klondike 
in quest of a million dollars, which would 
establish him as a "pillar of society." Instead 
of a million dollars he got scurvy. He did, 
however, get a new set of values, ir.om stand- 
ing at a distance and looking at civilization. 
He decided that he would not take a wage of 
a million dollars to become a pillar of society. 
On his return from the Klondike, declining 
an appointment he had applied for by mail 
which would surely support him, he started in 
to write. His earliest manuscripts brought 
him really nothing ; in a short time he did suc- 
ceed in getting from $5 to $40 for some of 
his works. Just previous to the outbreak of 
the Russo-Japanese war he went as a war 
correspondent to Yokohama. He was advised 
by the Japanese oflScers to remain in Japan, 
but determined to get to the scene of battle. 
While waiting for the steamer for Chemulpoo 



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to sail he was arrested for taking pictures and 
detained. On account of the inefficiency of 
the Japanese interpreters he could not satisfy 
the Japanese officers that his purpose iivtalv- 
ing- the pictures was harmless ; so he had to 
put up with a long delay. 

At the trial which gave him his liberty the 
interpreter said to him, "Manners and cus- 
toms in Japan are different from in the 
United States. Therefore, you must tell the 
truth." 

He visited some remote fishing villages of 
the Korean islands where it was evident from 
the actions of the natives that he was the first 
white man they had ever seen. The experi- 
ence of projecting his false teeth mystified the 
inmates of the house where he stayed over- 
night, so much so that they aroused the whole 
neighborhood to come and see the wonderful 
phenomenon. Mr. London said that he was 
on hi^s first, last and only lecture tour and that 
he would soon return to his California home. 



ALEXANDER PRIZE. 

During the past year the Hon. D. S. Alex- 
ander, '70, has given a fund consisting of 
seven hundred and fifty dollars "to establish 
two prizes of $20 and $10 for excellence in 
select declamation, on condition that the fund 
be used for no other purpose whatever, and 
that the contest be open to the Freshman, 
Sophomore, and Junior classes, or to such 
classes as the President and Faculty may from 
time to time designate." This prize is to be 
known as the Alexander Prize, and the first 
competition for it will be held next spring, 
probably on Monday evening of Commence- 
ment week, when it will be open to the three 
lower classes. 

Mr. Alexander, the generous donor of this 
prize, is one of Bowdoin's most loyal and best 
known alumni. He was born in Richmond, 
Maine, in 1845, and served for three years in 
the 128th Ohio Infantry during the Civil 
War, before entering Bowdoin, which he did 
in 1866, and graduated from here with his 
class after winning several literan^ honors. 
On leaving college he went to Indiana, 
where he taught school and edited a 
paper until 1877 when he practiced law for 
four years, at the end of that time being 
appointed Fifth Auditor of the United States 
Treasun,^ He served in this capacity until 



1885 when he moved to Buffalo, where he set- 
tled as a lawyer. But it was not long 
before he became the U. S. attorney for the 
Northern District of New York, and ever 
since 1897 he has been elected a member of 
Congress first from the 33d then the 36th Dis- 
trict of New York. Last spring when two 
vacancies occurred in Bowdoin's board of 
overseers, he was elected to fill one of them, 
and deeply appreciates the honor conferred 
upon him b_v his Alma Mater. 



DRUMMOND CHOSEN CAPTAIN FOR 
1906 TEAM. 

Captain Drummond is eminently fitted to 
head the 1906 eleven. His experience in 
Portland High, being two years her captain, 
qualified him to easily make the 'varsity his 
Freshman vear and for the past two years he 
has been unanimously given a place on the 
all-Maine team at his regular position, left 
end, The election of Joseph Blake Drum- 
mond, we may safely say, meets with the 
greatest satisfaction from Bowdoin students 
and supporters. 



DRAMATIC CLUB TRIALS. 

The Dramatic Club trials for the characters 
in "The Rivals" were held last Friday after- 
noon from 2.30 to 4.30. There was an unus- 
ually large number of contestants for the 
parts, many from the Freshman Class. All 
those trjdng did well and the places are so 
hotly contested that another trial will be 
necessary to determine who shall play the 
characters. Nearly all those who belonged 
to the club last year are out again this year 
but are being pushed to their utmost by the 
new candidates. The judges were Professors 
Mitchell and Chapman and H. A. Huse, Jr., 
of Bath, who coached the club last year. 



IT IS IRWIN AGAIN. \/ 

John Irwin, who has been so successful in 
his two previous years here, will again take 
charge of the coaching of the baseball team 
this year. Mr. Irwin turned out a victo- 
rious team in 1903 and another in 1905. 
His experience in baseball lines is alm.ost 
unlimited, having been connected with the 



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game of baseball as player, captain or man- 
ager for the last thirty years. 

Mr. Irwin will assume his duties the first of 
March. This is earlier than usual but as 
there will be no professional coaching in the 
cage until that time it seems advisable to the 
management to secure his services as early as 
possible. 



THE FACULTY. 

Professor Little attended the meeting of the 
New Hampshire State Librarians held at 
Dover last Tuesday. 

Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Wesley Russell of 
Lewiston have issued invitations to the mar- 
riage of their daughter, Miss Bessie Lucilc 
Russell, to Professor William Trufant Fos- 
ter. The wedding will take place on 
Christmas Day at 6 o'clock at the First Uni- 
versalist Church of the Redeemer in Lewis- 
ton. The matron of honor will be Mrs. Mae 
Dascombe-Bowman of Hartland, a cousin of 
Miss Russell ; the bridesmaids, the Misses 
Eva I. Phillips, Maude L. Furbush, Beatrice 
M. Phaneuf and Emma Dow Armstrong, all 
of Lewiston ; the best man, Mr. Charles T. 
Burnett, Bowdoin College ; ushers, Prof. 
Henry P. Chandler of Chicago University, 
Waddill Catchings, Esq., of New York City, 
Arthur E. Wood of Harvard College, Mau- 
rice W. Randall of Lewiston, Edward S. Hol- 
land of Boston, and W. W. Bolster, Jr., of 
Auburn. There will be no reception. The 
at home cards read, "February the fourteenth 
from three to five and eight to ten o'clock, 
seventy-two F"ederal Street, Brunswick." 



FOOTBALL MANAGER'S REPORT. 
Brunswick, Me., Dec. 12, 1905. 
To the Athletic Council of Bozudoin College: 

Gentlemen : — The football management for 
1905 submits the following financial report 
for the season, bringing the same as near to 
completion as is possible : 

Receipts. 

Miscellaneous receipts, $214 71 

Subscriptions, 886 50 

Receipts from Fort Preble game, 46 40 



Receipts 
Receipts 
Receipts 
Receipts 
Receipts 
Receipts 
Receipts 
Receipts 
Outstand 
tions ( 



from Harvard game, 200 00 

from Exeter game, 92 70 

from Amherst game, 216 79 

from Fort McI'Cinley game, 43 75 

from Tufts game, 663 75 

from Colby game, 75 00 

from Bates game, 325 15 

from U. of M. game, 733 25 
ing board bills and subscrip- 

approximate), 80 00 



5,578 GO 



Expenditures. 



Miscellaneous expenses, ^ 

Wright & Ditson's bill during season. 

Training table, 

Barry, services and expenses as coach, 

Sullivan, services as coach, 

Fogg, services as coach, 

McClave, services and expenses as 

coach, 
Expenses of Fort Preble game. 
Expenses of Harvard game) 
Expenses of Exeter game. 
Expenses of Amherst game. 
Expenses of Fort McKinley igame. 
Expenses of Tufts game. 
Expenses of Colby game. 
Expenses of Bates game. 
Expenses of University of Maine 

game. 
Estimated future expenses, including 

sweaters for team (approximate). 



5416 


66 


280 06 


290 


50 


720 


00 


50 


GO 


125 


GO 


225 


30 


33 


96 


153 


30 


114 


27 


285 


49 


33 


69 


346 


3.S 


106 


OS 


104 


03 


204 


55 


75 


GG 



Balance, 



$3-564 21 
13 79 



$3,578 OG 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. Sewall. 

I have examined the books and accounts of 
the Manager of the Football Association for 
1905, and find them carefully and accurately 
kept and properly vouched. The figures of 
the foregoing report, except so far as they 
purpose to be approximations only, are cor- 
rect. 

B,\RRETT Potter, 

For the AiCditors. 
December 12, 19G5. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT. 

Published every Fhiday or the Collegiate Y: 
BY THE Students of 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 



R G WEBBER. 1906, 



Editor-in-Chief. 



ASSOCIATE EDITORS: 
H. P. WINSLOW, 1906. A. L. ROBINSON, igo8 



H. E. WILSON, 1907. 
R. A. CONY, 1907. 
W. S. LINNELL, igo' 



R. H. HUPPER, igoS. 

R. A. LEE, 1908. 

H. E. MITCHELL, 1908. 



G. C. SOULE, 1906, • 

A. J- VOORHEES, 1907, 



• ■ Business Manager. 
Ass't Business Manager. 



Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
ates, alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, I cents. 



Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick i 



Mail Matter 



Lewiston Journal Press. 



Vol, XXXV. 



DECEMBER 15, 1905. 



No. 20 



"Medic" 
Representative. 



Mr. A. L. Jones of the 
Medical School, has been 
chosen by the Orient 
board to represent the 
school during the coming year. The custom 
of electing a man from the school was estab- 
lished last fall and Mr. H. G. Giddings was 
the first representative. The Orient takes 
pleasure in welcoming Mr. Jones to the board. 



Interfraternity 
Hockey. 



Last year Dr. Whittier did 
all in his power to interest 
the students in hockey, but 
the conditions were unfavorable and his suc- 
cess was not overwhelming. His courage was 
unshaken, however, and again he has made 
plans for a skating rink on Whittier Athletic 
Field. This year the attempt to introduce 
hockey, the best of winter sports, should be 



successful. At present we are unaware of the 
existence of such teams in any of the other 
colleges in the state, and Bowdoin, therefore, 
has the opportunity of introducing the game 
among the Maine colleges. We have a num- 
ber of men here who are reported as being 
excellent players and in case teams are formed 
in the various colleges Bowdoin would make 
an exceptionally good showing, in lugard to 
creating interest, however, we feel that inter- 
fraternity and class teams are needed to 
arouse the enthusiasm, and it is for this reason 
that we so strongly urge their organization. 
There is seemingly no reason, why money 
could not be raised among the students suffi- 
cient to purchase a suitable trophy in case of 
fraternity teams and undoubtedly the Ath- 
letic Association would reward the winner of 
an interclass series. In this manner the best 
material which is in college could be brought 
out. We, therefore, recommend that both 
classes and fraternities consider our proposal. 



Tlie College Man 
in Business. 



As civilization advances 
from stage to stage in its 
progress along the widely 
different lines of human 
activity, no branch of life can fall far behind 
in the march. Either it must keep up with 
the co-ordinate branches of civilized life or it 
must give up the struggle and all claim to 
man's attention and drop into oblivion. This 
latter course has been preferable in many 
cases and we have a,bolished, from time to 
time, various relics of bygone stages of civil- 
ization. 

There are many lines of life, however, 
which we cannot lose and at the same time 
maintain our advance in social and economic 
prosperity. The chief of these great neces- 
sary factors which are moulded by human 
agency is business. Business is at the bottom 
of every form of activity. Man has the inhe- 
rent desire to trade, to possess, to forward his 
own interests anid -the interests of those 
dependent upon him bv procuring the very 
best he is able with the means at his disposal. 
The principles of business are born in man 
and he is possessed of an innate desire to bar- 
ter. This is evidenced by the example of the 
small boy who, as soon as he is able to mingle 
with his playfellows, begins to trade knives 
and trinkets, often with the utmost shrewd- 
ness and careful consideration. Business is 



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the agent in the supplying of man's wants 
and, as long as man continues to want, busi- 
ness must continue. Then, as a natural con- 
sequence, business must advance. We have 
seen how it started with simple barter 
and de\ eloped into the present monetary sys- 
tem with a universally adopted medium ot 
exchan':e, varying only in value. We have 
seen it develop gradually from the itinerary 
agent, through the stage of trading posts, 
through the time of the lesser competitive 
concerns to the vast competitive combinations 
and the huge monopolistic trusts of torday. 
Business is responsible for all the professions ; 
it is at the bottom of all political operations 
and acknowledges no master but religion. 

Now what place has the college man in this 
gigantic factor of civilization? This is 
answered by looking at the development of 
the human agents in the transaction of busi- 
ness. At the start were the narrow, selfish, 
shortsighted peddlers who, ignorant of the 
laws of social and economic life, often made 
vast fortunes and as often failed utterly and 
became consigned to a life of penury. So 
man developed until we have those "captains 
of industry" who, though often possessing 
remarkable talents, have, nevertheless, pro- 
cured their ultimate prosperity only through 
hard experience and unceasing repetitions of 
failure and discouragement. These men owe 
their success to a process of broadening the 
mind which, though carried on by the hand 
of hard experience, has at I'ast made .them 
thoroughly capable and worthy. 

Right here the college man, with his four 
years of actual experience in judging human 
nature, steps in, and, with his knowledge of 
the social and economic rules which govern 
human life, in mighty bounds soon places him- 
self on a par with the man who has worked up 
through failure and often discouragement of 
the worst sort, to his place at the head of the 
most important factor of civilization. At 
first there were only a small body of pioneer 
college men who', in the face of severe criti- 
cism, dared to devote their lives and energy 
to the advancing of the business world. By 
some these men were looked upon as falling 
below the high mark toward which college 
education was supposed to direct them. The 
professions were accounted the only worthy 
line of activity into which they could honor- 
ably enter. The experienced business men, 
on the other hand, scofifed at the idea of the 



college man entering upon a business career. 
They said he was theoretical and impractica- 
ble and could never succeed. With these two 
sets of enemies the college man had to con- 
tend and to his everlasting credit he is grad- 
ually overcoming both. 

The day of the pioneer college man in busi- 
ness has passed away and the college man has 
demonstrated and will continue to demon- 
strate the fact that business has at last reached 
the stage where the college man is a necessary 
part in its transaction and advancement. From 
this time forth his place is secure in the busi- 
ness world. The old problem which con- 
fronted so many boys years ago at the end of 
their high school course, "Shall I go to col- 
lege or shall I enter business ?" is passing 
away. As men see college graduates succeed 
in business, the preparation by college life is 
coming more and more to be looked upon as 
indispensable for ultimate success in a busi- 
ness career. 

No man comes out of college as he entered. 
No man, however obstinate and persistently 
antagonistic to the developing forces around 
him, can resist them for four years. He must 
unconsciously lose some of the rough corners 
of his nature. His views are insensibly 
broadened and he leams in spite of himself, 
though only in rare instances is this faculty 
obtained against his will, to judge men, to 
estimate their standards and their worth in the 
community. 

As the college student receives education 
at college which fits him to engage in politics, 
so this ediication fits him to engage in busi- 
ness. He receives instruction along economic 
lines, according to the rules of which, business 
is carried on and within which lie the funda- 
mental reasons for business, together with its 
deepest principles. He has the reasons for 
success and failure demonstrated to him and 
is taught to conform to economic principles 
as his only hope for prosperity. 

The college man acquires a shrewdness 
which enables him to be provident and fore- 
sighted but at the same time he learns the les- 
son of honesty and regard for the feelings of 
others. He is taught to look at a situation 
and pass his judgment, influenced by^ a gener- 
ous forethought for the whole community. 
This latter acquirement is not in opposition 
to business methods but should be a part of 
every man's code of honor in business or any 
other pursuit. Then, too, college life and 



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education instills into the man a strong feeling 
of individualism, of originality and furnishes 
him with the courage necessary to stand by 
his convictions. This characteristic is partic- 
ularly necessary to success in business, for the 
man who succeeds is original, is not confined 
to usage, nor is he afraid of the jeers of his 
companions and competitors except they be in 
question of his honorable conduct. He is not 
afraid to branch out, to try new methods, at 
the same time emplo)-ing that cool calculation 
with which the college man estimates his 
chances for victory in athletic and intellectual 
contests. 

It is these forms of education which place 
the college man in position to rise quickly in 
the business world. He starts in business 
with the actual principles grounded in liim 
which the man who lacks college education 
has to acquire after he is started in business 
and learns to master before he can become a 
prominent figure and exert an influence over 
the trade and the manipulation of the world's 
capital. 

To be sure, some men possess these busi- 
ness qualifications without the college educa- 
tion, others with. The former are the excep- 
tion and the latter the rule. The purpose of 
the college education, however, is not to make 
man equal but to develope each man to his 
utmost capacity of development. In all ranks, 
in all great places, the names of immortals 
are in the proportion of fifty to one favoring 
the college man. 

It is the college man who is best equipped 
for generalship in the industrial army, for 
farthest exploration of unknown fields of 
science and of loftiest use in philosophical 
worlds and even with similar elementar)' expe- 
rience and training for greatest success in the 
lower but none the less great world of money- 
makers. The twentieth century man will be 
the college man in type, and it will be college 
men as a rule who may be expected to go far- 
thest and rise highest and to do the great 
deeds of the coming centuries whether in 
finance, in the industries, in political life or in 
the highest realms of science and the loftiest 
worlds of morals and philosophy. But in the 
realms of business is he in the greatest need 
and most assured of success. 



The printing bills for the 

A Word About Orient are fast mount- 

the Money. ing into the hundreds. We 

begin to wonder how far 
we will be behind at the end of the year. 
Likewise we wonder how much money will be 
forthcoming from the student body. To meet 
our expenses we must have the subscription 
of every man who takes the paper. It is not 
a question of how much we will make, it is a 
question of how much we will lose. At best 
the paper is hardly able to meet the bills and 
for this reason we urge the subscribers to 
promptly pay their assessments when the 
manager presents his bill. 



The Football 
Report. 



The Football Manager, 
James W. Sewall, makes 
public his report in another 
section. The unusual promptness and excel- 
lent showing of the report are commendable 
facts. It is the first tim.e in three years that 
there has been a surplus and the deficit in 
recent years has been very excessive. The 
expense of coaching has been very heavy and 
were it not for the additional expense of extra 
coaches a handsome balance could be handed 
over to the council's treasurer. 

The manager deserves much credit for his 
business ability displayed in managing the 
team and the promptness in submitting his 
reports. 

THE RALLY COMMITTEE. 

President Chapman of the Athletic Coun- 
cil has chosen the committee for the Annual 
College Rally. The date of the event has not 
yet been fixed but it will probably take place 
the last of February or first of March. Active 
plans will begin at once. The committee fol- 
lows : Philip F. Chapman, chairman ; Hodg- 
son, Cox, A. O. Putnam, Jenks, Doherty, 
MacMichael, Pike, Weston and Fox. 



FOOTBALL RECOMAIENDATIONS. 

The agitation over football has come to a 
head and the leading exponents of the sport 
have drawn up a series of recommendations 
for the correction of the evils of the game. 
The rules against unnecessary roughness, 
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203 



made much stricter and the kinds of rough- 
ness to be punished by officials are made more 
numerous and are most clearly defined. The 
distance to be gained in three attempts is 
increased from five to ten yards, and to make 
it easier for the team with the ball to gain 
this distance the team on the offensive can 
have but six men in the line of scrimmage, 
with three of the remaining five at least five 
yards in the rear. The forward passing of 
the ball is also to be allowed behind the line of 
scrimmage. 

These recommendations will make possible 
a more open game for which critics are plead- 
ing as long end runs would be easier to exe- 
cute and there would be less line plunging. 



CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION ITEMS. 

Owing to the debate and lecture by Jack 
London on last Thursday evening the weekly 
meeting of the Association was omitted. Last 
night Hupper, '08, led the meeting, taking 
"The Power of Christ" for his subject. The 
attendance was few but all who attended felt 
well repaid. 

Sunday Service. 

Professor Robinson will lead the Sunday 
service. Professor Robinson always has an 
interesting word at these services, and he is 
always a favorite speaker. Miss Stetson will 
render a vocal solo. 



MINSTREL ORCHESTRA. 

The orchestra for the Minstrel Show is 
not meeting the demands of the baseball 
manager who has the show in hand. The 
need of more men is very keenly felt an-d 
unless more men are secured the successful 
production of the event will be severely ham- 
pered. All men who have any ability in the 
instrumental line are strongly urged to assist 
in the orchestra. 

THE IBIS. 

The Ibis was fortunate in being able to 
secure Mr. Jack London for an informal dis- 
cussion last Friday. The club with invited 
guests met in the Library and for over two 
interesting hours listened to Mr. London's 
talk on socialism. He first read a paper 
which will appear in the CosmopoJitan very 



soon. The paper gave an account of his life's 
experiences and his socialistic views to some 
extent. Following the paper there came a 
general discussion and very interesting talks 
followed. Invited guests present were Presi- 
dent Hyde, Rev. Mr. Jump, Professors Fos- 
ter, McCrae, Allen Johnson and Henry John- 
son, and Winslow, Woodrufl^, Blanchard, 
Allen, and Copeland. At its last regular meet- 
ing R. R. Paine and R. R. Stevens were taken 
into the club. 



PENOBSCOT COUNTY CLUB. 

The men from Penobscot County met with 
Copeland, '06, and Haines, '07, at the Beta 
Theta Pi House, Friday evening, and organ^- 
ized for the year. The club plans to work 
with the prep, school men of that section and 
try to bring more of them to Bowdoin. 
There are eighteen men in the' club. The 
officers for the year are President, M. T. 
Copeland, '06; Vice-President, F. L. Bass 
'07; Secretary and Treasurer, L. Adams, '07 
Executive Committee, M. T. Copeland, '06 
P. D. Blanchard, '07, and W. R. Crowley, '08 



BOWDOIN CHEMICAL CLUB. 

The Bowdoin Chemical Club has been 
organized by the men taking advanced courses 
in Cbemistry and Physics. The aim is to 
make it a permanent organization, and it will 
be open only to the Juniors and Seniors tak- 
ing second and third year work, who have 
attained A. or B. grades in their previous 
courses in these subjects. During the 
remainder of the year frequent lectures and 
addresses will be given before the club by a 
number of prominent men. The officers of 
the club are President, M. T. Copeland, '06 ; 
Vice-President, L. V. Parker, '06; Secretary 
and Treasurer, Gumbel, '06; Executive Com- 
mitle, Copeland, '06; Hodgson, '06; Tobey, 
'06 ; P. R. Andrews, '06 ; Clark, '06. 

SENIOR ELECTIONS. 

The Senior elections were held in Memorial 
on December 6 and resulted as follows : 

President, Henry Philip Chapman ; Vice- 
President, Han-y Leslie Childs ; Treasurer, 
Lewis Hewett Fox ; Orator, Charles Wesley 
Hawkesworth ; Poet, James Wingate Sewall, 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



Jr. ; Chaplain, Harold George Booth ; opening 
address, Charles Laff Favinger ; closing 
address, Harvey Philip Winslow ; history, 
Robie Reed Stevens ; marshal, Geprge Ulmer 
Hatch ; commencement committee, Ralph 
Grant Webber , chairman ; William Haines 
Stone, Fred Edgecomb Richards Piper; pic- 
ture committe, Raymond Blin Williams, 
chairman. Currier Carleton Holman, Edward 
Russell Hale. 

SOPPIOMORE THEMES. 

The fourth themes of the semester for 
Sophomores not taking English 3 will be due 
Tuesday, December 19. 

Subjects. 

1. The President's Message. 

2. Has the Sturgis Law Proved Beneficial 
to the State of Maine? 

3. Is the System of "Fishing" at Dart- 
mouth Superior to That at Bowdoin?" (See 
Orient for December i, 1905.) 

4. Mark Twain as a Humorist. 

5. Write in prose that would be intelligi- 
ble and interesting to a grammar school boy 
the story of Tennyson's "Gareth and Lynette." 

CollcGC Botes. 

Senior Gover.nment themes are due December 15. 

Have you got a ticket on that Colt Automatic 
Gun at Morton's? 

James Collins, '07, has accepted a position as 
teacher at Boothbay Harbor, Me. 

As yet the Orient is unaware of attempts to form 
hockey teams among either classes or fraternities. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack London were entertained at 
y^the Kappa Sigma house during their stay in town. 

Many Bowdoin students took advantage of the 
excellent skating offered at Merrymeeting Park last 
week. 

The Seniors taking Philosophy have begun the 
formation of a class creed. Some interesting dis- 
cussions are expected. 

John M. Bridgham. '04. teacher at Groton, spent 
a few days with friends the last week at the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon House. 

Several Hebron men were " visitors about the 
campus last week, stopping off on their way home 
for Christmas vacation. 

There is some talk among the students of form- 
ing a Socialists' Club. Let the good work continue. 
Even though you do not care to be a socialist it is 
well to know what they believe. 



If the skating rink at Whittier Field proves as 
attractive as the bit of ice at Merrymeeting Park, it 
will be deemed a great success. 

Brunswick people are greatly pleased with the 
appearance of a new drinking fountain placed at the 
foot of the mall on Maine Street. 

An excellent opportunity was offered, last week, 
at No. 4, South Winthrop. to those desiring employ- 
ment during the summer vacation. 

The Senior delegation of the Kappa Sigma frater- 
nity give an informal dance at their new house on 
College and Harpswell streets to-night. 

It's time to pay your Y. M. C. A. dues. Don't 
hesitate as the Association has a large number of 
bills to meet, and no money to do it with. 

Baseball relations between Harvard and Prince- 
ton have been broken off on account of failure to 
agree on the number of games to be played. 

President Hyde desires that all students wishing 
to teach next year to fill out specified blank forms 
which he has. Papers may be had on request. 

It is reported that cuts in baseball practice counted 
double the week after Thanksgiving and will also 
next week. Better look up your absences and get 
them excused. 

Snowshoes will be in great demand from now 
on, and no doubt clubs will be formed soon if the 
interest is taken this year that there was manifested 
last year. 



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Owing to the snow-storm the flooding of the 
skating rink on Whittier Field was delayed a few 
days, but it will be ready for use before Christmas. 

Last Friday morning one of the pipes in the boiler 
room rusted out and the steam heat was turned 
off all over the campus until repairs could be made 
which was not until about three o'clock in the 
afternoon. 

During this week there was a phenomenally high 
string bowled at the Park alleys, and it is the State 
record as far as can be learned. The score was 
152, and was made by Mr. George Eaton of Bruns- 
wick. 

A photogi-apher represnting Afunscy's and The 
]Voiid's Work magazines visited all the Fraternity 
Houses last week securing interior photographs of 
each one for articles on the Fraternity System, 
Dartmouth, Williams, Cornell and Bowdoin to be 
represented 



Mr. London remained here until Saturday noon, 
visiting the various buildings and fraternity houses. 

The following books have been purchased for the 
Library during the past week: ''The Sunset Song, 
and Other Verses," by Elizabeth Akers ; "James 
Russell Lowell," by Ferris Greenslet ; both from the 
Capt. John Clifford Brown Fund. "A Short His- 
tory of Italy," by Henry Dwight Sedgwick ; "Phil- 
ippine Life in Town and Country," by James A. 
Leroy ; both from the Sibley Book Fund. "Science 
and a Future Life," by James A. Hyslop ; from the 
Bond Book Fund. "Reason in Art," by George 
Santayana. 

VACATION. 
The faculty decided on Monday that the Christ- 
mas Holidays would begin at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 
December 22, 1905. and continue until 8.30 a.m. on 
Tuesday, January 2, 1906. 




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VOL. XXXV. 



NO. 21 



THE RHODES SCHOLARS' THANKS- 
GIVING. 

On November 26, the ancient University 
of Oxford, England, witnessed and partici- 
pated in the first public Thanksgiving for 
American independence within its precincts. 
The presence of some 130 Rhodes scholars 
from the States and Canada naturally led to 
the formation of an American Club which 
celebrated the day in a notable manner. The 
University authorities granted the use of the 
famous University Church, St. Mary's, where 
there was a special service and sermon by Dr. 
Walpole, Vicar of Lambeth, who has been 
much in America. He paid a good tribute to 
Harvard. Some good h)'mns were sung, but 
none were more fine than ours of Bowdoin. 
There was a large attendance, many leaders 
of the University attending. In the evening 
a banquet was held at the Randolph Hotel, 
Dr. Osier presiding. About 180 guests were 
present among them seven or eight American 
women. Miss Sylvia Lee, daughter of 
Professor Lee, who is doing graduate work 
at Oxford, was present. 

The toast, "Thanksgiving in England," 
was responded to by Mr. Hawkins,' an 
Oxonian. Mr. Louis Dyer, formerly of Har- 
vard, was present, also Mr. J. B. Carter, 
second secretary of the American embassy, 
who spoke. iVIr. David L. Porter, ex-'o6. 
made a short speech to propose the health of 
Dr. Parkins, who acted as agent of the 
Rhodes scholarships in this country. In a 
private letter it is said that Mr. Porter spoke 
well and made a very good appearance. All 
the speakers are reported to have been excel- 
lent. 



VEREIN MEETING. 

Last Friday evening at "New Meadows 
Inn" the Deutscher Verein had the pleasure 
of listening to Dr. Perrin of Boston Univer- 
sity. Dr. Perrin is a man of wide experi- 
ence, and was a teacher of English for three 
years in the University of Gottingen, Ger- 



many. He said in part : There are great dif- 
ferences in American, English, and German 
Universities. In America any institution that 
offers instruction in Law, Medicine, Theol- 
ogy, and Liberal Arts, is called a university. 
Americans are inclined to overdo things, — 
this is the case in our large universities, in 
fact they do not seem to realize that better 
instruction can be obtained in the small col- 
leges with first-class professors than in the 
larger universities with third or fourth class 
tutors. In England the fact is realized and a 
university consists of three or four small col- 
Ieges,separate in themselves yet combining the 
study of Law, Medicine, etc. Thus the 
English student has the advantage of pursu- 
ing any course he likes, in a small college sep- 
arate from the other departments. 

In Germany the plan is far dififerent. Her 
educational system is one that places her far 
ahead in all lines of progress. In Germany 
a professor is paid anywhere from three 
thousand to six thousand dollars per year not 
to teach but simply to study, in fact all that 
is required of him is to give at least one lec- 
ture a week. If the student wishes to take 
the course of a certain professor, he procures 
a book in which he asks the professor to sign 
his name. This he does and signs it again at 
the end of the course. The student proceeds 
to attend lectures and take notes. It is of no 
interest to the professor whether the student 
derives any practical benefit from his lectures 
or not. He never asks questions, in fact stu- 
dents are not supposed to address him at all, 
they must all be in the lecture room before 
the professor enters and at the end of the lec- 
ture remain standing until he has passed out. 
There is no regular curriculum. A student 
may study at one university for one nionm, 
and then proceed to another, and take up the 
work there under a different professor. In 
this way he may go the rounds of all the Ger- 
man universities, securing the best instruction 
that is possible. 

The examination is the critical period in the 
life of a German student, 'tis wholly oral. He 
is supposed to appear dressed in a beaver, 



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swallow-tail coat, and white gloves, he is 
placed at the head of a table around which 
are seated different professors from the 
different universities of Germany. He is 
supposed to know the subject in which he 
is being- examined thoroughly, even in every 
detail. Then "the different professors begin to 
question, and ask whatever questions occur 
to them in the line of work in which the can- 
didate is being examined. It successful he 
receives his degree. 

On the whole, Germany's educational sys- 
tem is greatly superior to that of any other 
country. Their professors do not waste time 
in teaching but devote their whole life to 
the study of one subject. This fact is illustrat- 
ed by the following incident : An old German 
professor on his death bed exclaimed, "My 
greatest work was on the Ablative and Dative, 
therefore my life has been a failure, for I 
should have devoted all my time to the 
Dative." 



DRAMATIC CLUB. 

A second trial for parts in "The Rivals" 
was held last Friday, and the following cast 
was announced on Saturday : 

Sir Anthony Absolute. . . .F. E. R. Piper, '06 

Capt. Jack Absolute W. S. Linnell, '07 

Faulkland L. D. Lombard, '09 

Bob Acres J. W. Leyden, '08 

Sir Lucius O'Trigger Peaslev, "Medic" 

Fag J. M. Chandler, '08 

David L. H. Fox, '06 

Thomas H. W. Atwood, '09 

Mrs. Malaprop J. M. Bartlett, '06 

Lydia P. H. Powers, '08 

Julia G. P. Estes, '09 

Lucy H. H. Burton, '09 

Rehearsals will now be held at least twice 
a week and the play will be first produced 
in the Town Hall in the latter part of January 
or durins; the first week of Februarv. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL. 

In the absence of President Hyde Rev. Dr. 
Anthony of the Cobb Divinity School of Bates 
College, conducted the chapel exercises last 
Sunday afternoon. He spoke on "Disciple- 
ship." his remarks being in part as follows : 

"Discipleship has a price. Whoever learns 
must pay for his knowledge even though he 



learns trash ; learning involves a sacrifice of 
those things which are lost by the devotion of 
time and attention to study. Attention to 
any one branch of knowledge really means the 
sacrifice of all other branches. The disciple- 
ship of high position leads to self-denial. 

Likewise the discipleship of Jesus Christ has 
its price. We see this from the exhortation 
and appeals of the Bible * to forego certain 
forms of activity and devote ourselves, give 
our attention to modes of life Christ specifies. 
If we imitate we must forego the pleasure of 
self-action ; if we hear commands and obey 
them we must do the same. We would not 
imitate Christ in every respect, for we are 
living in a changed civilization from that of 
his time. We could learn little of him by 
direct example. Only the principles he gave 
are universal and all-enduring. One great 
trouble with our religious life to-day is that 
men have not discriminated between the 
precedent and the principles in Jesus' teach- 
ings. They have too often neglected the prin- 
ciple to follow the precedent and have thus 
grotesquely caricatured the religion of Jesus 
Christ. 

PHI CHI INITIATION AND BANQUET. 

The Gamma Gamma Chapter of the Phi 
Chi Medioal Fraternity held its annual initia- 
tion and banquet at the Columbia Hotel, Port- 
land, on Thursday, December 21. The 
speaker of the evening was Dr. James C. 
Mumford of Boston, whose subject was: 
"Two Famous Surgeons." 

The banquet was given in honor of Dr. 
Stephen Holmes Weeks. 

The following is a list of the men initiated : 

W. W. Bolster, Jr., Auburn. 
C. H. Cunningham, Strong. 
C. L. Curtis, Danvers, Mass. 
W. J. Fahey, Lewiston. 
G. E. Higgins, Clinton. 

E. D. Humphreys,- Henderson. 
C. E. Simmons, Appleton. 

F. H. Webster, Calais. 

CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. 

The Sunday service of the 17th was con- 
ducted by Professor Robinson, who read from 
a book of his own writing. He chose for his 
subject "Miracles" and read many thoughts 
of interest and sound reasoning. 



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CHEMICAL CLUB MEETS AT THE 
INN. 
Monday evening the Bovvdoin , Chemical 
Chib met at the New Meadows Inn. In the 
course of the evening Professor Robinson 
gave a lecture on the advantages of a scien- 
tific club, and a histor)' of the club as it has 
been in the college. There were thirteen men 
present and a ver})- profitable and enjoyable 
evening was spent. 



COMMUNICATIONS. 
To the Editor of the Boiudoin Orient: 

Why shouldn't ice-hockey flourish at Bow- 
doin? We have all that is necessary — a 
hockey rink on Whittier Athletic Field, ice 
and a fair amount of hockey material. Many 
fellows argue that they don't know how to 
play hockey and prefer polo. Followers of 
both sports agree that hockey is more scien- 
tific and a fellow can get a fair idea of the 
game in a few afternoons of practice. 

Nearly all the New England colleges are 
represented by hockey teams and while it may 
be too much to hope for a 'varsity team at 
Bowdoin, nevertheless, fraternity teams and 
class teams certainly ought to be organized. 

The four Maine colleges do not meet in win- 
ter athletic sports and there is no reason why 
hockey should not be introduced especially 
when the climate provides ice all winter. 
Why can't Bowdoin set • the example by 
organizing teams ? 

"1909." 

Whatever may have been the reason tor 
placing electric lights at frequent nitervals 
above the forms in the chapel, they are cer- 
tainly no improvement in the appearance of 
the interior. In the first place, as a mere 
matter of taste, they are not in harmony with 
the simple but beautiful architecture of the 
chapel. And yet it is not the bulbs there, but 
the brilliant light they give forth which is the 
main objection. In such a fatal glare one 
loses all sense of grandeur with which one 
was formerly impressed. For some of us, at 
least, there is a solemnity in a "dim, religious 
light" which is harsh to see profaned. 
Especially was this noticeable to the writer 
last Sunday afternoon. I know ot nothing 
more refreshing to the mind than to sit in the 
forms before chapel had begun on some pleas- 



ant Sunday, to see the students come in by 
twos and threes from the brightness without, 
of which one could catch intermittent glimpses 
as the doors swung to and fro; to hear the 
soft strains of the organ floating down from 
the dim loft, mingling with the mellow lones 
of the bell, and to watch the beams of the 
declining sun shine through the windows high 
above. The tread of feet seemed hushed in 
the twilight; all was rest and peace. 

But now all is changed. The glass of the 
lights forms no pleasing contrast to the sun- 
shine without. We are mocked with an arti- 
ficial daylight within. The shimmer of the 
sunbeams is unnoticed in the brightness of 
those hideous bulbs (though we may at 
least be thankful that they are glazed.) The 
tread of feet sounds harsh and discordant, 
almost drowning out the organ. 

From the point of view of sentiment, of 
taste, and of usefulness, since we have done 
well enough without them before, the lights 
are uncalled for. The writer is not giving 
merely his personal opinion — he is earnestly 
seconded by many others — undergraduates as 
well as people who are not connected with the 
college. Many improvements have been 
made about the college of late which are 
worthy of much praise, but these lights seem 
almost the result of misplaced energy — in fact 
I sincerely think that they do not add any 
inducements to attend chapel on Sunday 
afternoon. 

Undergr.\duate. 



MINSTREL SHOW ORCHESTRA. 

The prospects for a most excellent orchestra 
for the Minstrel Show are very encouraging. 
Though somewhat late in getting out the men 
have now gone to work with a will. The 
overture has been rehearsed in good shape 
and work has already begini in the chorus. 
At present the orchestra is made up as fol- 
lows : 

Violins — Chandler, '07, Crowley, '09, Lom- 
bard, '09. 

Viola — Stetson, '06. 

'Cello — Bridge, '09. 

Cornet — Hall, '06. 

Trombone — Lawrence, '07. 

Drum — Perry, '06. 

Clarinets — Clark, '06, Kane, '09. 

Flute — Robinson, '08. 



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The next issue of the Orient will 
appear January 12th. 

The prejudice against col- 
The Phi Beta Kappa lege men as factors in the 
Man After College, world's work, has long 

since ceased to exist. In 
its place has sprung up among the important 
business industries of the land a growing 
competition for the college graduate as he 
emerges from his four years' training. We 
have found college men at the head of the 
great industries, wielding justice and author- 
ity to the nations, have seen him step to the 
highest places in the realms of science and 
philosophy and receive the general recogni- 
tion of the world's capitalists and financiers. 
These are specific college men. 



Naturally not every college man can attain 
fame in his chosen vocation. It can not 
escape notice that success comes to them in 
very varying degrees. Although many col- 
lege graduates stand on the very pinnacle 
of their line of work, yet there are 
thousands who reach only mediocre recog- 
nition and not a few who meet with total 
failure. In college, also, there are the few 
high grade men, the mediocre and the rear 
guard. But what is the relation of the high 
grade man in college to the college graduate 
successful in the arena of life? Does the 
differentiation and stratification which he 
receives in college hold good in the struggle 
for honors in the various competitions of busi- 
ness and professional life? Are not the high 
grade man's chances of success in life greater 
than his colleague's who attains the lower 
rating? 

Statistics bear out the statement that, in 
general, the success that the man reaches in 
the narrower life of his Alma Mater follows 
him into the broader field of his life's work. 
We do not mean to say that a high grade man 
shall be high grade for life or that a low 
grade man shall remain in similar station 
throughout his life, but by far the larger num- 
ber of high grade men reach public recogni- 
tion than the second class man. 

But what are the criteria by which we 
judge the success of the student and the suc- 
cess of the graduate. 

In the eyes of his Alma Mater the Phi Beta 
Kappa man attains more nearly the views of 
an ideal education. The election to Phi Beta 
Kappa means an exceptionally high grade of 
work ; it means application, it means concen- 
tration ; it means hard work. Its awards 
are never known to be unfair or dishonest. 

When the graduate takes his place in the 
outside world a much broader criterion is set 
up. It is the criterion of society in its broad- 
est sense and if he fails in the successful 
accomplishment of his life's work it is 
adjudged that the college ideal is not a suc- 
cess. If, however, a relative success accom- 
panies the graduate in his tasks it is attributed 
to the college education and the ideal of the 
college education is in correspondence a 
worthy one. 

A well-known educator of one of the west- 
em colleges has put the matter to a statistical 
test adopting for the criterion of success in 
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statistics are convincing evidence that bear 
out conclusively foregoing statements. His 
figures, compiled in 1900 and embracing a 
period of twenty years, showed that 5.9 per 
cent, of Phi Beta Kappa graduates receive 
Who's Who mention against 2.1 per cent, who 
are not elected to this intercollegiate honor 
roll. It would seem that the Phi Beta Kappa 
man has three times the chance of success 
that his classmate has. It proves that the 
high grade man still holds his place in the 
upper stratum. 

The figures for Bowdoin in the list were 
significant. Out of 358 living Phi Beta 
Kappa graduates 36 had reached mention in 
Who's Who or about 10 per cent. Of the non 
Phi Beta Kappa men 2.2 per cent, received 
Who's Who recognition. The total per cent, 
elected to Phi Beta Kappa averaged 25 and of 
this number 59.8 per cent, were mentioned in 
Who's Who. 

It is as it should be. If the college is to be 
a true preparation for life it must give a sam- 
ple of it.. It must be expected that he who 
meets best the undergraduate requirements 
will naturally reach high attainments in his 
chosen field. Were this not so higher educa- 
tion would be called a failure. 



, , J- .1. Just at this pomt when 
Lockers for the ,-" , ,, f. ■ 

^ base ball practice is com- 

mencing we feel that the 
time is ripe for making a suggestion to those 
having this branch of athletics in charge, which 
will be greatly appreciated by those taking the 
practice if carried out. In this athletic work 
as in all others, the students are required to 
wear special clothing but at present there are 
no accommodations for changing in the cage. 
Students having practice immediately after 
recitations must wear their baseball clothes to 
the class room or else carry them on their 
arm. Either case is disagreeable. One can- 
not leave even a pair of tennis shoes in the 
cage now and expect to find them again. It 
is, therefore, in view of these facts that we 
wish to suggest the installment of lockers. On 
either side of the cage there is ample room for 
all that could possibly be needed. We see 
no reason why a stifiicient number could not 
be placed there which would in every way 
answer the purpose. Such an improvement 
is certainly needed and would be greatlv 
appreciated by all interested in the baseball 
work. 



In the last century the 
Specialization. tendency toward extreme 
specialization has been 
gaining in strength and spreading itselt all 
over the world in every branch of life. In a 
world of such magnitude and nations for the 
most part great in territory and power, the 
evils of this tendency are overcome to some 
extent and yet the great manifest evil is that 
men will become narrow-minded. Now in a 
college, especially a small college, which 
depends upon the unity of its student body 
and the compactness of its organization for 
success, specialization and, on account of it, 
narrow-mindedness is the most destructive 
monster that can menace it. 

This evil has undoubtedly forced an 
entrance into the colleges of to-day. College 
students are too much inclined to bind them- 
selves up in one form of college activity and 
disregard all other. If they play baseball or 
football they consider that they do their share 
toward supporting college activity while the 
literary man rarely breaks away from his 
work to lend his aid to other forms of college 
life. Each cannot see how he is under any 
obligation to aid the other. Each leaves the 
other strictly alone and gives his undivided 
attention to his own line of work. 

This is specialization of the worst sort. It 
is developing a set of narrow-minded, selfish 
youths unfit to go out into the world and take 
up their work of advancing civilization. The 
boast of college men is that college education 
broadens the mind and gives the student an 
all-round view of life in general, and yet this 
specialization in college activities is bringing 
about the direct opposite. In order to coun- 
teract this evil of specialization each student 
must lend his support to all forms of college 
life; he must offer his s)-mpathy and show 
his fellow-student that he is with him in 
spirit. The only way to preserve unity in the 
student body is by preserving unity of inter- 
ests ; the only w^ay to succeed in the world as 
a broad-minded agent of civilization is by con- 
sidering the work of others and supporting it. 
A closer bond of interest and sympathy must 
be developed among college men. The athlete 
must bear in mind the work of the student 
and put every advantage in his way. The lit- 
erary man must take every opportunity of 
doing his best, in an indirect way, it may be, 
to make the athletic work of the college a suc- 
cess. 



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LIBRARY NOTES. 

The college library has received from 
Professor Isaac B. Choate of Boston, an ele- 
gantly bound edition of Ridpath's Library of 
Universal Literature in twenty-five volumes. 
The gifts of this alumnus of the Class of 1862 
extend over a period of twenty years and in 
the aggregate exceed a thousand volumes of 
general current literature. 

The library has also lately received a com- 
plete set of 39 bound volumes of the Theatre, 
one of the most valuable of dramatic writings, 
giving as it does the full cast, date of produc- 
tion, etc., of ever}' play of any importance ; 
and giving also admirable portraits of actors, 
authors and critics. 

It is in itself a complete history of the con- 
temporary stage. This set covers the last 
quarter centun^ and was discontinued in 1898. 
It was edited by Clement Scott, Bernard 
Capes, Charles Egglinton, Additon Bright and 
Frederick Hawkins. 



ENGLISH 3. 

For the Long Theme, due January 27, stu- 
dents in English 3 may select for a subject, if 
they please, "The Life of James G. Blaine," 
by Edward Stanwood, Litt.D. (Bowdoin) 
published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1905, 
in the American Statesman Series. 



MINSTREL SHOW. 

Owing to the nearness of the Christmas 
recess it was found inadvisable to hold more 
than one rehearsal of the Minstrel Show this 
week. This took place on Monday night and 
though successful as regards quality it was 
decidely otherwise in regard to quantity. The 
orchestra turned out in full force and to the 
members of the same the manager wishes to 
express his thanks. But the chorus was of 
very slight proportions. About fifty men 
have agreed to sing in the show and as a 
rule about thirty or forty of this fifty turn out 
to every rehearsal. Monday night only about 
one-third of the regular number were there. 
This state of affairs is far from encouraging 
to those who have the show in hand and it is 
hoped that it v/ill not be repeated. 

Rehearsals will begin again immediately 
after the vacation and must necessarily come 



at fairly frequent intervals until January 19, 
when the show is to be produced in Bruns- 
wick. During that short space of time every 
man vi'ho has promised to sing in the chorus 
is urgently requested to attend faithfully each 
rehearsal and we feel sure that a successful 
show will prove ample reward for their 
trouble. 

KAPPA SIGMA GIVES PLEASANT 
HOUSE PARTY AND DANCE. 

The new club house of the Kappa Sigma 
Fraternity was the scene of a very pleasant 
reception and dance last Friday night. The 
members of the Senior delegation had the 
affair in hand and it was considered a great 
success by all present. The patronesses were 
Mrs. R. J. Ham, Mrs. Frank M. Stetson, and 
Mrs. John Plutzer. The handsome new house 
was occupied for the night by the young lady 
visitors among whom were : Miss Beula Bart- 
lett. Miss Ethel Day, Miss Ella Sawtelle. Miss 
Sadie Stinchfield of Lewiston, Miss Jennie 
Harvey, Miss Nellie Hodgdon of Bath, Miss 
Harriet Wise of Gardiner, Miss Grace Craw- 
ford, Miss Sue Winchell, Miss , Isabel For- 
saith. Miss Huldah Humphreys, Miss Mar- 
garet Will, Miss Helen Johnson, Miss Mabelle 
Doughty, Miss Dorothy Johnson and Miss 
Evelvn Stetson of Brunswick. 



MEETING OF BASEBALL MANAGERS. 

Immediately after Christmas the Managers 
of the college ball teams will meet at Water- 
ville to choose officials for the spring's games. 
Another matter likely to be brought up is the 
rating of the games in case of ties. At pres- 
ent there is no definite agreement. 



DEBATING NOTES. 

The next meeting of the course will not 
occur until January g, 1906. Professor Fos- 
ter arranged the schedule so that the members 
will not have to attend on nights directly 
before or after vacation. 

It is probable that an Amherst-Bowdoin 
debate will take place again this year, 
although the agreement has not yet been 
signed. 

In the debate of December 19 the second 
debates of the semester for the winter beg-an. 



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NOTICES 

All Juniors will please have their Bugle pictures 
taken as soon as possible. 

All Freshmen who intend trying for the position 
of Assistant Manager of the football team will 
kindly hand in their names to Neal W. Allen nnme- 
diately. 



BOWDOIN'S SONG BOOK. 

Those who have been desirous of seeing a "Bow- 
doin Song Book" published will be pleased to note 
that James M. Chandlerj '08, has started the good 
movement. The book will be on the style of that 
issued at the University of Pennsylvania, contain- 
ing about ninety songs covering nearly a hundred 
and fifteen pages. The binding of the book will be 
of cloth and gold, the price being $1.50. Every 
Bowdoin man should sign in for a copy of this 
Song Book in order to make the enterprise a profit- 
able one. The movement is most praiseworthy and 
should be crowned with success. The order book 
is at the Librarian's desk. Orders may also be 
sent by mail to Mr. Chandler. 



College Botes, 

Webb, '05, was a visitor at the Delta Kappa Epsi- 
lon home last Friday. 

Have you signed in for a "Bowdoin Song Book" 
at the Librarian's desk yet?. 

There is a large assortment of snow shoes in 
town now, if you are interested. 

"The Intercollegiate" will be sold by "Phil the 
Newsboy" on the 15th of every month. 

George Plyde went to Boston last Monday, 
returning with his father on Wednesday. 

The Dramatic Club held its first rehearsals on 
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. 

The skating rink has been flooded and will be 
kept in as good condition as possible from now on. 

Desertions from college have been frequent dur- 
ing the past week as many of the students have 
saved their cuts in view of the holidays. 

The electric light sockets in the dormitories will 
be counted during the Christmas holidays, and the 
dormitories will be kept locked during the vacation. 

The Freshman Class tried the outdoor running 
track this week, as a regular part of the gymnasium 
work, and quite a number took a snow bath off the 
first corner. 

The photographs taken at the various fraternity 
houses a week ago, were received on Monday, and 
give promise of a very interesting and carefully 
worked up article soon to appear in the Munsey or 
World's Work. 

The Senior Government Class has finished the 
study of the English Constitution and Its workings. 
After the holidays actual government in the Unucd 
States will be taken up. 



The Art Building was visited by exceptionally 
large number of students this week, — mostly Soph- 
omores looking for Theme Subjects. 

A skee club has been formed in Brunswick, and 
many college students will probably take advan- 
tage of this opportunity to go on good skeeing trips 
during the winter. 

"Connie" Mack of the Philadelphia Americans, 
has been in Waterville lately making terms with John 
Coombs, Colby's pitcher. It is expected that "Cy" 
will join the Quaker nine in June. 

It certainly was a track enthusiast, who was seen 
sprinting around the board track in a running suit, 
at about 6.30 on Saturday morning, when the ther- 
mometer registered 8 and 10 below zero. 

A very large number of Bowdoin men attended 
the production of "Romeo and Juliet" given by 
Julia Marlowe's and E. H. Sothern's company at 
Lewiston last Tuesday night, and all were well 
repaid for so doing. 

The preliminary trials of the Mandolin Club came 
off Wednesday evening December 20. There are 
many men out this year, and competition is unus- 
ually sharp. In the next issue the Orient will give 
a list of those who succeeded in making the club. 

John B. DeWitt, Colby, '07, has lately been 
chosen captain of next year's football team. This 
completes the elections of the four Maine colleges 
which are as follows : Drummond, Bowdoin, 
DeWitt, Colby, Shumacher, Bates, and Burleigh, 
Maine. 

Several students have been selling photographs 
suitable for Christmas presents this week, and 
owing to the beauty of the pictures and the fact 
that Christmas comes on Monday, leaving only one 
day after the closing of college, for "shopping," 
these agents have made some great "hauls." 

"The Authority of the Bible in the Light of the 
Higher Criticism" is the subject of the essay due 
to-day from the Philosophy Class. It is not 
improbable that some of the students have read 
more of and about the Scriptures in the last few 
days than they have during the rest of their college 
course. 

Harvard students are being robbed by a man who 
disguises himself as a student. Last week over a 
thousand dollars' worth of property was taken 
froiTi one suite of rooms alone. The carelessness 
with which our rooms are left open makes robbery 
a far easier matter here than in the swell dormi- 
tories at Harvard. 

A week ago last Saturday the water from the 
new sunken wells near the "Paradise Spring" was 
turned into the main pipes, and everything proved 
satisfactory. This water has been most carefully 
tested, and has been pronounced exceptionally pure. 

W. D. Lee left for his home in Ilhnois on Mon- 
day afternoon. 

A meeting of the Aroostook Club was held at 
New Meadows Inn two weeks ago, at which the 
following officers were elected President, Arthur 
O. Putnam ; Vice-President, James N. Archibald, 
Jr. ; Secretary and Treasurer, George H. Foss ; 
Executive Committee, Walter B. Clark, Tom E. 
Hacker, Frank S. Gannett. 



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The manager of the Empire Theatre in Lewis- 
ton, has made arrangements for a "Bowdoin Night" 
on March i6, 1906. On that evening "Little Johnny 
Jones" will be presented, and seats will be reserved 
for Bowdoin students. The manager Ifas also 
announced that he will be glad to make arrange- 
ments for any theatre parties gotten up by Bow- 
doin men, at any time during the year. 

The announcement that the students of Bates have 
voted to abolish "hazing" is the first intimation to 
most people that anything of this kind had ever 
existed at the Lewiston college. Certainly any haz- 
ing practices which Bates has ever known have been 
very mild and innocent in comparison with those 
which prevailed for generation after generation at 
the older colleges whose traditions and customs 
were deep-rooted and have died hard. — Kennebec 
Journ<il. 

Last Wednesday evening Bowdoin was vvell rep- 
resented in the cast of "The General's Daughter," 
which was played in the Town Hall under the aus- 
pices of the Y. P. U. of the Universalist Church in 
Brunswick. Among those taking part were Kaharl, 
'99, John Riley, OS, Linnell, '07, Willis Roberts, 
'07, Shorey, '07, Willis Haines, '07, Donnell, '08, 
Cox, '08, Atwood, '09, and Lombard, '09. The play 
was directed by Mr. H. A. Huse, Jr., who has 
charge of the Dramatic Club presentation, and was 
a complete success. 

Ralph H. Rose, champion shot putter of the 
world, is in the county jail at Newman, Cal., pend- 
ing an investigation as to whether or not he is con- 
nected with the breaking into a Southern Pacific 
freight car there. The charge against him is that 
of defrauding a railroad. He was arrested with a 
number of tramps. When asked why he was trav- 
eling by the underground route, he stated that he 
had promised to write articles for an Eastern mag- 
azine on hobo life in California, and had taken this 
means to gain realistic details. He is confident he 
will be released. 



THE FACULTY. 

President Hyde left here last Saturday for Wil- 
liams College, Williamstown, where he preached 
on the following Sunday. On leaving Williams, ire 
attended a meeting of the Trustees of Exeter, 
returning to Brunswick on Wednesday. 



MEDICAL SCHOOL NOTES. 

There have been several changes in the meniber- 
ship of the present second year class from that 
of a year ago. Those who have left the class are 
H. E. Anderson, Ernest Bodwell, J. F. Cox, H. 
W. Garcelon, L. B. Marshall, S. W. Percy and 
C. M. Wilson. Anderson has a position in the 
Maine General Hospital, Portland ; Bodwell has dis- 
continued his medical studies, but is still residing 
in Brunswick : Garcelon is a student at McGill 
University, Montreal ; Marshall has been clerking 
in drug stores since the first of the summer, and is 
now residing in Portland ; Percy has entered the 
Sophomore Class in the literary department of 
Bowdoin ; and Wilson has recently returned and 
entered the first year class. 



William W. Bolster, Jr., of Auburn, Bates, '95, 
is taking the work of both the first and second year 
classes. Mr. Bolster has been during the past ten 
years, director of physical training and instructor 
in physiology and hygiene at Bates. 

G. B. Whitney, A.B., Bowdoin, '04, and a former 
member of the present third year class, has returned 
after a year's absence from college, and has entered 
the second year class. 

Samuel Sawyer of Lewiston is taking the first 
and second years' work in anatomy. 

Several of the second year students have posi- 
tions as follows : E. S. Williams, G. H. Stone and 
S. S. Mullin are assistants to Professor Whittier 
in the bacteriological laboratory ; G. E. Tucker is 
assistant to Professor Robinson in chemistry ; J. H. 
Woodruff is janitor of the medical building. 

The two eating clubs conducted by the medical 
students this year are very satisfactory. About two- 
thirds of the members of the first and second years 
are accommodated at these clubs. 

H. T. Bibber of Bath, medical school, '08, has 
been elected a delegate to represent Theta Chapter 
of Alpha Kappa Kappa at the national convention 
to be held in Milwaukee the last of this month. 

M. A. Webber, M. C. Webber of Fairfield and 
W. C. Whitmore of Portland, former members of 
the present third year class, are members of the 
Junior Class in the library department of Bowdoin. 

Several members of the second year class have 
signified their intention of entering Bowdoin next 
year, to obtain the A.B. degree. 

W. R. Lewis, of the third year class, is a fre- 
quent visitor in town. 

G. I. Geer, of the second year class, went to his 
home in Westbrook, Monday, to vote at the muni- 
cipal election. George has been doing considerable 
railroad traveling recently, especially on the line 
to Augusta. 

None of the second year students are sighing for 
more work in bacteriology, so far as can be learned. 
The present requirements in this branch of medical 
study are great, both in quantity and quality. 

While the first year class, in point of member- 
ship, is one of the smallest that have entered the 
medical school in many years, there being only 
about twenty members, it is understood that the 
quality is all right, and that the average of scholar- 



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small classes. 

The Phi Chi initiation and banquet will be held 
in Portland, Thursday, December 22. The banquet 
will be at the Columbia Hotel, and will be in honor 
of Stephen H. Weeks, M.D., professor emeritus 
of surgery in the Maine Medical School. 

The third and fourth year students report that 
their work in Portland is highly interesting and 
practical. 



©bituar^. 



In the death of Dr. Frank W. Blair, the Class of 
1895 has met with a loss which will be felt with 
special keenness. Dr. Blair had a gentle and 



affectionate nature, and, as a classmate said at the 
funeral, there was probably not one of us whose 
death would cause a more general feeling of real 
sorrow throughout the class. Everybody liked him. 
Dr. Blair carried into his profession the same qual- 
ities which won for him the regard of his compan- 
ions in college life. To his patients he was not 
merely an expert who placed his skill at their ser- 
vice, he was a faithful, sympathetic friend. Dr. 
Blair was already building up a good practice, he 
had recently married, and he was taken at the very 
time when he seemed assured of a happy, useful 
life. His family mourn the loving son, brother and 
husband; his patients regret the faithful helper in 
time of trouble ; to his classmates, I think he will 
always be "Frankie Blair," the modest, light-hearted 
boy, with a smile for all whom he met. 

Louis C. Hatch, Class Secretary. 




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VOL. XXXV. 



NO. 22 



THE MINSTREL SHOW. 

On P"riday, Jan. 19, one week from 
to-night, the Bowdoin mmstrels for the ben- 
efit of the Baseball Association will be pre- 
sented in the Town Hall. Every possible 
effort has been made to have the show lively 
and up-to-date and we trust the whole col- 
lege will loyally give its support by attend- 
ance in a body. 

The show will be composed wholly of Bow- 
doin men (including the orchestra). Under 
the skilful direction of Mr. Robert A. Tooth- 
aker of Brunswick who has met with great 
success in coaching productions of this nature, 
the large chorus has been thoroughly drilled 
and the end men are guaranteed to be better 
than professionals. 

The Olio is made up wholly of Bowdoin 
talent. There will be four numbers, every 
one of which will be well worth seeing. A 
dance is to follow the show and an effort will 
be made to run the show off as smoothly as 
possible in order that the dance may be of a 
suitable length. The admission to the per- 
formance includes admission to the dance. 

The cast of the first part -will be as follows : 

Interlocutor — F. J. Redman. 

Bones — L. Gumbel, B. D. Andrews, C. G. 
Clark. 

Tambos — J. Gumbel, R. J. Hodgson, C. 
S. Kingsley. 

Chorus — Green, '08; Ellis, '08; Ellis, '09; 
Purington, '08 ; Stetson, '07 ; Webber, '07 ; 
Thomas, '08; Fish, '09; Leydon, '07; Sanborn, 
'08; Hinkley, '09; Thaxter, '09; Winchell, 
'07 ; Hughes, '09 ; Brown, '09 ; Gregson, '08 ; 
Kane, '09 ; Sparks, '09 ; Ricker, '08 ; Boyce, 
'09; Leavitt, '08; Smith, '09; Blair, "09; John- 
son, "06 ; Kimball, '07 ; Linnell, '07 ; Pike, '07 ; 
Bishop, '09 ; W. J. Crowley, '08 ; Piper, '07 ; 
Piper, '06; Packard, '08; McMicheal,* '07 : 
Cole, '09 ; Studley, '09 ; Williams, '06 ; Stacey, 
'09 ; Dres.ser, '09. 

Orchestra — ist violin. Chandler, '07, Crow- 
ley, '09; 2d violin, Lombard, '09; viola, Stet- 
.<;on, '06; 'cello. Bridge, '09: flute, Robinson, 
'08 : clarinet, Clark, '06 ; trombone, Lawrence, 
'07; drum, Perry, '06; piano, Bower, '07. 



MR. PEARSON. 

Bowdoin is very sorry to lose one of the 
youngest members of its faculty in Joseph 
Cleaveland Pearson, instructor in Physics. 
He has occupied Professor Hutchins' posi- 
tion during the latter's absence in Europe. 
Mr. Pearson was born at Andover, May 25, 
1879. He fitted for Bowdoin at Brunswick 
High School and graduated from college in 
the Class of 1900. From 1900 to 1901 he 
was assistant in Physics at Bowdoin. Then 
he received the Whiting Fellowship at the 
Harvard Graduate School which he held until 
1903 when he returned to Bowdoin and was 
appointed instructor in Physics and Mathe- 
matics. He is a member of Alpha Delta Phi 
and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. Mr. Pear- 
son has resigned from the faculty to accept 
a position in the Carnegie Institute as assist- 
ant in the magnetic survey of the North 
Pacific, a work which will probably require 
two years or more for completion. The ves- 
sel, which is a brig, has been especially fitted 
for the work by leaving out from its con- 
struction all the iron possible. The party will 
shortly sail from San Diego, California, pro- 
ceeding south to the equator, thence westerly 
to the Fanning Islands, up to Japan, Aleutian 
Islands and home again. The best wishes of 
the student body accompany Mr. Pearson on 
his expedition. 



DAVID R. PORTER HONORED. 

David R. Porter, now a second year Rhodes 
student at Oxford University, England, has 
been accorded a marked honor by the Amer- 
ican Club, by being elected its president. The 
American Club is an organization of the 
American Rhodes students at Oxford now 
numbering about 100, every state, territory 
and Canadian province being represented. 
The organization is for mutual benefit and 
keeps in touch with the doings on this side of 
the water, taking magazines and newspapers 
and discussing current events. Mr. Porter 
was treasurer of the club last year. He is 
spending the long holiday vacation in Bonn, 



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Germany. It is gratifying to Mr. Porter's 
friends to hear that it is probable that Bow- 
doin will give him his degree next June, as he 
was a leading member of the Class of '06. 



COMMUNICATION. 

To the Editor of the Orient: 

Now that the football season is ended and 
discussion of the game itself and of the rules 
under which it is played has replaced discus- 
sion of the season's prospects, a look ahead 
may be in order. 

Assuming that the game will be played next 
year and in the years to come, the time seems 
opportune to take our bearings and find out 
which way we are heading. 

It is the opinion of some of those interested 
in football at Bowdoin that we have been for 
the past ten years sailing in a circle of more 
or less limited diameter and getting nowhere 
in particular. 

The method has been for each manager in 
his turn to endeavor to secure some "star" of 
one degree of magnitude or another from 
some college or other in order that this col- 
lege might learn, after more or less painful 
experience, that he is or is not able to teach 
other men how to play football and possesed 
of the other qualities essential to a succesful 
coach. 

Failure to win games is not necessarily the 
fault of the coach, and no coach is to be blamed 
for not producing a champion team from 
other than championship material, while the 
element of "luck" is sometimes an important 
factor in determining results. It may in fair- 
ness be added that some of the most success- 
ful seasons we have had are to be attributed 
in no small measure to the faithful work of 
the coaches of preceding years, who laid the 
foundations upon which their successors built. 

The present need is not the criticism of 
methods or of men, but to determine the pol- 
icy most likely to result in the consistent devel- 
opment of one of the most important of our 
athletic interests, and the inquiry is pertinent, 
whether we have been going at the matter in 
the right way. 

Those who have been familiar with Bow- 
doin athletics for the past ten years have 
learned some things that should not be for- 
gotten. They have learned, as regards 



coaches, that reputations are not wholly relia- 
ble, that too much dependence should not be 
placed upon recommendations from the high- 
est sources and that something more than 
individual excellence as a player or connection 
with a team of national reputation is required 
to constitue a desirable coach. It is suffi- 
ciently obvious that the qualities that make 
a man a good player do not necessarily fit him 
to teach other men how to play the game. A 
good coach must be a good teacher, whatever 
his abilities as a player, and while the quali- 
ties that constitute a desirable teacher of foot- 
ball may be inborn, they usually demand expe- 
rience for their full development. 

Under the method that has obtained at 
Bowdoin, it is largely a matter of good fortune 
when a good coach is secured, a thing that 
may happen sometimes but is not likely to 
happen every time. This method is essentially 
faulty in that it involves frequent changes 
from the system of one college to that of 
another. It is very well to say, we will adopt 
this particular college and secure our coaches 
from it year after year, but when a manager 
is face to face with the problem of finding a 
coach for his particular year he is very likely 
to find that the chosen college cannot provide 
him with a suitable man and thus to be com- 
pelled to look elsewhere. This often 
occasions disappointment and regret since 
it involves more or less changes in 
systems of training and play in the course 
of which the coach may devote himself 
solicitously to undoing the work of his prede- 
cessor, a procedure that may be interesting 
to the coach, while it is destructive of the 
spirit of the team and the hopes of its sup- 
porters. 

Such changes make it impossible to avail 
ourselves fully of the services of our own old 
players. 

When an old Yale man or an old Dart- 
mouth man goes back to New Haven or 
Hanover in the football season he knows just 
what the head coach is trying to do and is 
prepared to assist in the attainment of the 
desired end. Had this always been the case 
with the old Bowdoin player? 

While a responsible head coach should 
direct the policy of the team and his word be 
law, this only emphasizes the necessity of 
having a coach capable of formulating a wise 
policy and of sufficient discretion and ability to 
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to use all the competent assistance that is 
offered. 

In outlining a comprehensive policy it is 
obvious that methods that look only to the 
immediate present should be discredited. Each 
year's work should be laying foundations for 
the successes not only of that year but of future 
years, and this means the establishment of a 
system of training and of playing that is dis- 
tinctively a Bowdoin system. To secure such 
a system we must come to rely upon our own 
graduates and this will only be doing what 
the great universities have been doing for a 
long time, what Dartmouth and Brown have 
been doing for some years past and what is 
essential to the best interests of the game at 
Bowdoiui. 

There was a time when it was necessary to 
obtain coaching from some other college, when 
Bowdoin men did not know the gaine that 
other men knew and were ready to teach for 
sufficient compensation. This time was itself 
preceded by the earlier day, now almost for- 
gotten, when football secrets were jealously 
guarded, when Yale, for example, played 
Yale football and the rest of the world hardly 
knew what it was except as they saw its 
results, a time so far past that it is only of his- 
toric interest. There are no football secrets 
to-day ; every detail is in the books and the 
choice of systems is open to all comers. That 
we must come to depend upon our own men 
as. coaches before we can -have a consistent 
development in football or any system worthy 
of the name is self-evident. Has the time 
now come to break away from traditional 
methods? If the decision be to the contrary 
and if it is considered necessary to engage a 
coach for 1906 from some other college, the 
conclusion seems to be not less evident that a 
Bowdoin man should be secured to work with 
the coach as an understudy, with the under- 
standing that he is to take up the work when 
the other lays it down. 

If the right man can be found among our 
own men, he should at once be engaged. It 
might also be advisable to associate with him 
some other Bowdoin man as assistant and to 
have one or both men at Brunswick for spring 
practice. Such matters of detail would, how- 
ever, naturally come up for consideration at a 
later date, and the head coach should be given 
the full authority of the position as . he will 
have to bear its chief responsibility. 

It is confidently believed, by som? at least 



of those interested in Bowdoin" athletics, that 
the chances of developing a winning team 
next fall will be much better under these .con- 
ditions than if we persist in the old deference 
to other colleges and in wotshiping the fetich 
of some name, and what is more important 
still, that by this change in methods we shall 
be out of the whirlpool and on- a course that 
leads somewhere. 
, . C. T. H.'UVES, Class , of: :'7^: 



COLLEGE TEAS: 



The Faculty wishes to announce that 'there '^ 
will be a repetition of the college teas which 
were so popular with the students last year; 
These teas will occur on January 15, Febru- 
ary 12 and March 12, in the Alumni Room at 
Hubbard Hall from four to six o'clock. It is 
intended to invite all the alumni in the neigh- 
boring cities to be present at these teas ana 
the students are i-nvited to be present and help 
in their success. The privilege of inviting 
friends to one of these teas is to be given to 
the students. ' ' - . ^ 



NOTICE. . ,. 

As the Bangor lectures of Professor 
McCrea will require his absence a part of each 
week, it will be necssary for him to omit- one 
of his office houi-s. He can be found Tuesday 
of each week from 3 to 5 p.m. (note the 
lengthened time) at the Registrar's Office. 

All excuses for the present semester .must 
be obtained not later than January 30th: 
Charles T. Burnett, 

Registrar. 



BOWDOIN ALUMNI MEETING. 

Preparations are now under way for the 
annual dinner of the Bowdoin College Alumni 
Association in Washington January 24. Vice- 
President Fairbanks, William DeWitt Hyde, 
and others have signified their intentions of 
attending. ..Chief Justice Fuller wiH preside 
as in former years. The Chief Justice is one 
of the oldest living graduates of Bowdoin, 
being a member of the Class of 1853. 

Representatives Dr. Alva S. Alexander of 
Buffalo, Class of 1870, and Frederick C. .Stev- 
ens of. St. Paul, Class of 1881, and a native of 
Rockland, are furthering the dinner arrange- 
ments. 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 



R. G. WEBBER, 1906, 



Editor-in-Chief. 



Associate Editors: 
h. p. winslow, 1906. a. l. robinson, 1908. 

H. E. WILSON, 1907. R. H. HUPPER, igo8. 

R. A. CONY, 1907. R. A. LEE, 1908. 

W. S. LINNELL, 1907. H. E. MITCHELL, 1908. 

A. L. JONES, Medical. 



G. C. SOULE, 1906, .... Business Manager. 
A. J. VOORHEES, 1907. • Ass't Business Manager. 



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Vol. XXXV. JANUARY 12, 1906. No. 22 



Graduate 
Coaching. 



In the opinion of many of 
our alumni Bowdoin has 
now reached the stage 
where she may safely 
adopt a system of graduate coaching. 
This sentiment is voiced through a com- 
munication from an honored alumnus printed 
in another column. The idea at the bottom 
in advocating the adoption of this method is 
that Bowdoin should develop a system of 
training which is consistent from year to year 
and need not vary with every succeeding 
coach. 

It is the opinion of the Orient that Bow- 
doin has plenty of graduates, who are capable 
in this line of work, to chose from. Bowdoin 
has developed many brilliant men in all lines 
of athleic sports who are in addition equal to 
the task of teaching what they know to others. 



It would seem, therefore, that there was no 
need to look to outside colleges to furnish 
coaches who will build up and tear down 
alternately, different systems of training. 

Especially in football do we think that this 
system should be adopted, for it is in this 
sport that system counts the most. System 
is almost everything, indeed, in football. 
Then why not adopt a consistent system, some 
sort of formula to which from year to year 
the conduct of the work may be fiitted? Let 
our system be distinctly Bowdoin and let 
every coach we have observe the rules of that 
system and carry them out with the zealous 
ardor which he can feel only in working for 
his Alma Mater. Then there will be no dis- 
satisfaction with this or that method. The 
only question will be one resting directly upon 
the ability of the coach himself to interpret 
the real spirit of the system for the players. 

In addition, graduate coaching would 
inspire the student body. To know that our 
football team was under the direction of Bow- 
doin men and that we were depending entirely 
upon ourselves for our victories would add a 
renewed vigor to every doubting mind and 
cause "Phi Chi" to ring out with an increased 
volume of sound and enthusiasm. The whole 
college would be stirred to new life and inde- 
pendence would inspire new confidence in our 
ability. 

It is true that the objection may be raised 
that a Bowdoin coach through his enthusiasm 
and ardor in working for his Alma Mater 
may become over-confident and underestimate 
the strength of our rivals. This objection 
may indeed be sound and it may even be 
advisable to call in the assistance of a disin- 
terested outsider for purposes of unpreju- 
diced criticism, but let this outsider be the 
assistant. Give the preference to the Bow- 
doin man and let such aid as may be neces- 
sary be furnished him. 

The idea in all its phases is one of impor- 
tance and one well worth the consideration 
and earnest investigation of every student of 
Bowdoin. 



From the drill as it is pre- 
Fencing. sented in the gymnasium 

course one can come to 
slight realization of the true worth and supe- 
rior merit of actual fencing as a sport or pas- 
time. 

No other drill presents more possibilities. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



221 



is more beneficial or more practical tlian the 
Senior Fencing Drill. Yet, it shrinks into 
insignificance in the list of drills and chiefly 
because it is withheld until the fourth and final 
year of a man's course. Fencing is not a 
sport to be mastered in a few months, nor yet 
a few years. To learn this drill is compara- 
tively simple but to acquire its principles and 
to put them to play is an entirely different 
thing. 

The position that fencing holds in the world 
of sport is unique. It is wonderfully scien- 
tific yet so simple a child can learn its every 
move. It trains not only the body to agility 
and grace in movements but requires the 
sharpest eye and the quickest head to execute 
its moves in perfected combat. Pre-eminent 
among its advantages is its muscle building 
qualities. It may be made vigorous or quiet, 
it is enjoyed by women as well as men and 
the beginner may take as much pleasure from 
the first lesson as its patron of twenty years. 
It finds a place among the professionals and 
amateurs, schoolboy and collegian. 

Among the largest colleges it has long occu- 
pied a prominent place. More and more its 
values are coming to be recognized and teams 
are everywhere being formed. We need to 
consider its importance in our own little com- 
munity. Fencing at Bowdoin receives far too 
little attention. To introduce the drill Soph- 
omore year would almost certainly lead to the 
formation of a team. There are several teams 
at present in the State and all are wondering 
why Bowdoin does not put an aggregation 
into the field. They are anxious to cross 
blades with us and eager to see the sport in 
the State flourish. To be sure, the members 
of these teams are accomplished fencers yet 
we need not necessarily face their most experi- 
enced men in our first performance. Once in 
the field Bowdoin would never drop out. The 
sport is far too fascinating to be dropped for 
slight pretext. 

One college team will lead to others being 
.formed and an intercollegia'te tournament 
would naturally result. There is no reason 
why Maine should not be represented as well 
as other states. There is a fine chance for 
Bowdoin to introduce the sport among the col- 
leges. 



All over America the num- 

The Man who ber of men working their 

Works His Way. way through college has 

been increasing year by 
year. This steady growth has been shown by 
statistics, and like every other slow and steady 
movement must have a reason behind it. 
The first reason in this case is that a college 
education is being more and more appreciated, 
and people are coming to realize that four 
years spent in gaining a solid foundation of 
knowledge and general training are spent to 
the best possible advantage. The second 
reason is one resulting from the excellent sec- 
ondary school system that has been built up 
in the United States. It is, that a higher 
standard of mental training than ever before 
is now being demanding of the man who is 
to be a leader among his fellows. Finally, 
the third reason to which we can refer this 
movement is that rich men are beginning to 
realize the struggles of the hard-working 
poor boy, and so have endowed generous 
scholarships which have already in thousands 
of cases changed an impossibility to a possi- 
bility, and raised many a young boy from the 
depths of despair to the height of his ambi- 
tion. 

Taking these as the reasons for the move- 
ment, we now ask the results. One result we 
quickly see. It is the general upliftment of 
all classes, owing to the wise and apprecia- 
tive leadership of the masses by trained men 
who have worked their way up to their pres- 
ent position of trust from the wretched condi- 
tion of the poorest man under them. This is 
the greatest result, but there is another like to 
it. This is the cementing together of all 
classes into one. The presence in the highest 
circles of society of a man that was once in 
the slums has broken down the high walls of 
aristocracy, and has done away with much of 
the contempt of the rich for the poor, and of 
the hatred of the poor for the rich. A man 
of high birth no longer holds a higher posi- 
tion in the regard of his fellow-citizens than 
the honest and earnest poor man. Indeed, 
here at Bowdoin, we almost may say that the 
old conditions are reversed, for we quickly 
pick the man who is paying his own way, 
as the one that is worth knowing, for we are 
sure that he has resolution, a high ideal, and 
the manly qualities that will make him an 
honor to the college. 

This coming of the self-educated college 



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man into the world has done more toward 
giving unity to our repubhc than any one 
thing in the last generation, except perhaps 
the Spanish-American War which again 
bound together the hearts of the North and 
South, leaving it only for the "man who 
works his way" to bind together into an insol- 
uble whole, all classes of this great organism 
— the United States. 



CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION ITEMS. 
Sunday Service. 

Mr. J. M. Dudley, Secretary of the State 
Association, spoke to a small audience in Ban- 
ister Hall last Sunday. He took for his text 
"Who Is Christ" and what His life means to 
Christians. His presentment of thought was 
very interesting. 

Bible Study. 

The first genuine work in the Bible Courses 
was begun last Sunday when the classes 
assembled with their leaders. More men will 
fall in line with the work another Sunday and 
large classes are immediately expected. The 
leaders are particularly fitted this year to head 
the classes. All have had valuable teaching 
previously and are well versed in Biblical lit- 
erature. Every one is heartily welcomed to 
his respective class. 

Weekly Meetings. 

The weekly meetings on account of the con- 
flict with debating on Thursdays will here- 
after meet on Mondays at seven o'clock. A 
much larger attendance is urged than has yet 
been present this year. 



GLEE AND MANDOLIN-GUITAR 
CLUBS. 

Rehearsals of the Glee and Mandolin-Guitar 
Clubs are being held in rapid succession at 
present and the clubs will put forth every 
efifort to be prepared for the trip which is 
contemplated in the near future. This trip 
will include the cities of Bangor, Oldtown, 
Newport and Augusta. The concert in Ban- 
gor will be given on February 21 ; the other 
dates have not been decided upon, but the 
trip will probably include the dates of Feb- 
ruary 21, 22, 23, 24. 



College IRotes. 

James Cox, "04, is in Montecito, Cal. 

The second college tea will be held next 
Monday. 

Moody, Maine's second baseman, has gone 
to the University of Chicago. 

"Pop" Williams has been elected gymna- 
sium instructor, and indoor baseball coach at 
Hebron. 

W. A. Powers, '06, who was sick with 
typhoid fever in New Mexico this fall, has 
returned to college. 

Robert Cony, '07, was called to Augusta, 
Sunday, to attend the funeral of his grand- 
father,' Mr. Charles E. Pratt. 

Professor Smith, Professor of Greek of 
Amherst College, was in town last week, the 
guest of Rev. Herbert A. Jump. 

There will be a meeting of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation of New York and vicinity at Hotel 
Manhattan on January 26, 1906. 

President Hyde and Dr. Burnett attended 
the meetings of the Physchological and Philo- 
sophical Associations held at Harvard Lini- 
versity last week. 

Manager Andrews of the Glee, Mandolin 
and Guitar Qubs made a business trip to Ban- 
gor, Saturday, touching Augusta, Newport, 
and Oldtown on his way. 

Professor Robinson was in Boston last Fri- 
dav and Saturday where he was in attendance 
at a meeting of the New England Division of 
the Society of Chemical Industry. 

The Boston Post lately spoke highly of 
Bowdoin's star half-back, Haft'ord, who on 
account of much regretted circumstances has 
been compelled to leave college and has signed 
with the Cincinnati for the coming season. 

Andrew Carnegie has promised to contrib- 
ute $50,000 toward the endowment fund of 
Bates College when $100,000 shall have been 
raised for the same purpose by friends of the 
college. The proposition is to raise $150,000 
to be added to the endowment fund. 

PSI UPSILON DANCE. 

On Monday evening the Psi Upsilon Fra- 
ternity gave a dance in their Chapter House, 
which proved to be a ven,' successful affair. 
There were about twenty couples on the floor, 



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223 



and dancing was enjoyed until nearly one 
o'clock when the party broke up, several of the 
young ladies remaining here over night and 
visiting the college grounds on Tuesday morn- 
morning. The patronesses were Mrs. Alfred 
Mitchell and Mrs. William A. Houghton. 
Several students from other fraternities were 
invited to the dance and among these were 
Lawrence, '07, Winchell, '07, Robinson, '08, 
Kilborn, '08, Hall, '08, Clark, '09, and Thax- 
ter, 'og. Among the young ladies present 
were Miss Button of Augusta, Miss Christo- 
pher of Pejepscot, Miss King, Miss Foster, 
Miss Davis, from Ellsworth, Miss Bur- 
roughs, Miss Fletcher, Miss Jenkins, Miss 
Little, Miss Pinkham, Miss Ross, Mis 
Thaxter, all from Portland, and Miss 
Despeaux, Miss Dunlap, Miss For- 
syth, Miss Houghton, Miss Hubbard, Miss 
Knight, Miss Little, and Miss Parker from 
Brunswick. Music was furnished by a 
Freshman Orchestra consisting of Cushing, 
piano; J. E. Crowley, violin, and Lombard, 
'cello. 



THE FACULTY. 

Professor Allen Johnson and Professor 
Woodruff were speakers at the Congregation- 
alist Church supper last Friday evening. 
Professor Johnson spoke as the representative 
of the new comers and Professor Woodrufif in 
behalf of the ofTficers of the church and parish. ■ 

Professor Chapman conducted the Wednes- 
day evening service at the "Church on the 
Hill." His subject was "Interpretative Read- 
ings from Poems of Cardinal Newman." 

Professor Mitchell will conduct the service 
at the Congregational Church on Wednesday 
evening, January 17. 

President Hyde was the principal speaker 
at the meeting of the associated charities of 
Portland last Monday. His subject was the 
Moral Education of Children. 

Professor McCrea will this week begin a 
series of lectures before the students of the 
Bangor Theological Seminary. The lectures 
will occur on Friday of each week. This is a 
new course at that institution. 

ProSessor Robinson delivers a lecture at 
Bar Harbor to-day on "Recent Discoveries in 
Science." This lecture is the first in a series 
of ten lectures to be given under the auspices 
of the Bar Harbor High School. 

Walter E. Tobie, M.D., lecturer in anatomy, 



has been confined to his home, 126 Free 
Street, Portland, by an attack of broncho- 
pneumonia affecting the left lung. Dr. 
Tobie's first and second year classes in anat- 
omy will be taken, during his illness, by H. 
L. Horsman, M.D., of Augusta, instructor and 
assistant demonstrator in anatomy. 

The second year class completed the course 
in bacteriology, under Professor Whittier, at 
the end of last term, the work having been 
done much earlier than it was a year ago. The 
course in pathology has now been entered 
upon, and will continue for the remainder of 
the college year. 

Dr. F. N. Whittier attended the meeting of 
the Cumberland County Medical Association 
held in Portland last Friday evening. 



MEDICAL SCHOOL NOTES. 

During the present month Professor C. D. 
Smith will give lectures to the second year 
class, for two hours on Monday forenoon, to 
make up for time that will come out of the 
physiology course during the month of dis- 
section. 

The Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity of the 
Lewiston High School held its annual ban- 
quet at New Meadows Inn, Tuesday evening. 
Several of the members remained in Bruns- 
wick over night as guests of Hodgson and 
Childs at the Alpha Delta Phi House, and 
Edwards at the Kappa Sigma House. Hodg- 
son, Childs, and Edwards are members of the 
"frat.," and attended the banquet. 

William R. Crowley, special, who played 
end on last fall football team, left for New 
York on Monday. He has accepted a busi- 
ness position in that city, and may not return 
to college next year. 

The second year class will soon begin the 
course in physiological chemistry under Prof. 
Robinson. 

H. W. Garcelon, A.B., Bowdoin, '05, of 
Lewiston, visited friends in Brunswick, Jan- 
uary 5 and 6. He took the first year medical 
course here last year, and is now a second year 
student at McGill University, Montreal. 



THE COLLEGE CATALOGUE. 

The annual college catalogue for the current 
year was distributed last week among the stu- 
dents and friends of the college. There are 



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several additions to the college which are 
mentioned in the catalogue. There are three 
new names on the board of oversee^. They 
are Hon. Clarence Hale, A.M., of Portland, 
Hon. D. S. Alexander, A.M., of Buffalo, N. 
Y., and Alfred Edgar Burton, C.E., of Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

The catalogue shows an enrollment of 368 
students including those of the Medical 
School which is an increase over that last 
year. 

The new names appearing in the list of 
professors are those of William T. Foster of 
the department of English, and Allen Johnson 
of the department of history. 

Two new courses in psychology are offered 
and two additional ones in Latin and Greek. 

The new prizes offered embrace the Alex- 
• ander prizes of $20 and $10 for excellence in 
select declamation. These prizes will be given 
in annual contests and competition will be 
open to the three lower classes. Another new 
prize is the Philo Sherman Bennett prize 
offered by Wm. J. Bryan in the form of a 
fund the proceeds of which are tO' be used for 
the best essay discussing the principles of free 
government. 

A pleasing fact mentioned in the new cat- 
alogue is the growth of the college library, 
which shows an increase from 79,000 to 82,- 
000 volumes since the last publication. 



FIRST JUNIOR ASSEMBLY. 

The members of the Junior Assembly Com- 
mittee met last week and decided that the first 
assembly should be held on Friday evening, 
January 26. Final arrangements have not yet 
been made in regard to the music and other 
matters but it is quite probable that the com- 
mittee will engage the same orchestra 
as served last year. The order of dances is 
not yet made out but will be similar without 
doubt to that of last year. 



had formed on the stump of an amputated 
leg. 

Francis Fessenden, son of Hon. William 
Pitt Fessenden, was born in Portland on 
March 18, 1839. He prepared for college at 
the old Portland Academy and the Westbrook 
Seminary; he entered Bowdoin College and 
was graduated in the Class of 1858. After 
graduating, General Fessenden studied law 
and in i860 removed to New York to finish 
his study and enter practice. 

At the outbreak of the Rebellion he made 
application for an appointment in one of the 
new regiments and for several years he gave 
his country his service. In the Army of the 
United States he was brevetted major and 
lieutenaint colonel for gallant and distin- 
guished service at Shiloh and Monett's Bluff, 
brigadier-general for meritorious service in 
the field during the war and major-general 
for gallant and meritorious service during the 
war. 

On the re-organization of the army he was 
appointed lieutenant-colonel of the Forty- 
fifth Infantry, a position which he declined, 
and asked to be ordered before the army retir- 
ng Board, where he was placed on the retired 
list with the rank of brigadier-general for 
wounds received in battle. 

After retiring from service he lived in Port- 
land. In 1868 he was elected alderman from 
ward six and in 1876 he was elected mayor of 
the city and declined a renomination. Dur- 
ing his mayoralty he caused an investigation 
of many of the city's relations and many 
points were made clear. In 1863 he married 
Ella W. Fox, daughter of Hon. Edward Fox 
of that city. Mrs. Fessenden died in 1886 and 
their only child died in 1887. Mr. Fessenden 
was a member off Bosworth Post. 



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In the death of Judge William E. Green, 
'63, Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon 



©bituar^. 

GENERAL FRANCIS FESSENDEN, '58. 

General Francis Fessenden died at his 
home in Deering at about 10 o'clock on Jan- 
uary 2, of blood poisoning. He had been suf- 
fering for several days from an abscess which 




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loses a much respected friend and beloved 
brother. 

Judge Green was born in Farmington and 
upon graduation he removed to California 
where he has since made his home. During 
his long and useful life he served his adopted 
state faithfully and well, both in the legisla- 
ture and at the bench. After serving in sev- 
eral different capacities he was elected in 1879 
to the bench of the Supreme Court of Alameda 
County and has ever since continuously occu- 
pied that position, having been five times 
elected to the office. 

As a lawyer and judge William Ellsworth 
Green was courageous in his convictions, fear- 



less and unflinching in his decisions and pos- 
sesed of remarkably good judgment. As a 
friend and brother he was loyal, upright and 
honest, qualities that won for him a host of 
friends and well-wishers among whom none 
were more zealous than the members of his 
fraternity. 

Theta Chapter honors his memory most 
highly and deeply mourns his death. 

Fred L. Packard, '06. 
Tom E. Hacker, '07. 
Robert A. Cony, '07. 

For the Chapter. 




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VOL. XXXV. 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 19, 1906. 



NO. 23 



* MINSTRELS TO-NIGHT. 

The minstrels hold down the boards at 
Town Hall to-night. The performance of the 
burnt cork artists is awaited with pleasant 
anticipation. The long siege of rehearsals has 
developed the aggregation into a troupe the 
abilit}' of which can be unquestioned. In 
view of their earnest endeavors the college 
owes to the show its liberal patronage, partic- 
ularly as it is given to benefit the baseball 
treasury. Manager Wilson and Mr. Tooth- 
aker have worked with untiring efiforts to 
present an acceptable performance. 

PROGRAM— PART I. 

• OVERTURE. 

1. Song — Nobody C. S. Kingsley 

2. Song — My Dusky Rose J. W. Leydon 

3. Song — Honey, Won't You Let Me Know 

D. B. Andrews 

4. Song — The Pearl of Sweet Ceylon 

R. Johnson 

5. Song — Nothing from Nothing Leaves You 

R. J. Hodgson, Jr. 

6. Song — Mammy's Little Honey Boy 

G.'A. Packard 

7. Song — We Met in Lover's Lane 

A. O. Pike 

8. Song — Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown 

Gumbel Brothers 

9. Song — Everybod\' Works but Father 

C. G. Clark 

10. Song — Starlight — Finale 

D. B. Andrews and Chorus 

PART II. 

1. Banjo Specialty 

J. A. Greene, D. B. Andrews 

2. Monologue Frank Mikelsky 

3. A Trip to Town C. S. Kingsley 

4. Bowdoin Double Quartet — Selections 

Packard, Leydon, Crowley, Bass' 
Andrews, Johnson, Pike, Wilson 

College Orchestra — George A. Bower, 
piano; Chandler, leader; Crowley, Laurence, 
Clark, Robinson, Kane, Flail, Stetson, Bridge, 
Perry, Lombard, Wentworth. 



BOWDOIN NOT TO MEET AMHERST. 

The whole student body regret that at this 
time all indications point to a discontinuance 
of the Amberst-Bowdoin debate which has ' 
been held annually for four years. About 
November first Bowdoin forwarded to 
Amherst a copy of the old agreement with one 
or two slight details added, looking to a 
renewal of the relations for another two years. 
After a regrettable delay Amherst replied stat- 
ing her inability to sign the same kind of an 
agreement as has been signed by both institu- 
tions for the past four years, she being able to 
sign for only one year, demanding a change 
in the method of selection of the judges, and 
finally demanding, in spite of the fact the 
great delay in reaching an understanding 
between the two colleges was caused by her, 
that the debate be held within a time much 
shorter than that provided for in previous 
years. Bowdoin reluctantly conceded Amherst's 
request for a new method of selecting the 
judges, though feeling all the time that the one 
offered was inferior to that used for the past 
four years. On the other two points Bowdoin 
insisted upon the same terms that have been 
already found to work well for four years. 
While at this writing nothing absolutely defi- 
nite has been received from her the latest 
advices from Amherst indicate that no debate 
will be held this year between the two colleges. 

In case Amherst is unable to debate us, as 
her latest word indicates, our management will 
at once begin to arrange for a debate with 
some other institution. Several challenges 
have been received from other first-class col- 
leges, and, while the refusal of Amherst, in 
case her final decision turns out to be such, 
will cause regret at Bowdoin, the prospect for 
a good contest this year seems assured. 



INSTRUCTOR IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE. 

Last Tuesday Mr. Alpheus W. Smith was 
elected as the successor of Mr. Pearson who 
left about a week ago to accept a position ten- 
dered him by the Carnegie Institute. Mr. 



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Smith is a recent graduate of the University 
of West Virginia. After graduating from 
college he taught for one year in a, Normal 
School, then took up post-graduate work in 
Physics at Harvard, where he has been for 
the last five years. He is most highly recom- 
mended by Professor Edwin H. Hall, Bow- 
doin, '55, now at Harvard, and by Mr. Pear- 
son who was his classmate in post-graduate 
work for several years. Mr. Smith is a very 
competent man to fill the position, and we are 
sure that he will receive a cordial welcome 
from the students. Mr. M. T. Copeland, '06, 
has been named as his assistant. 



BASEBALL SCEDULE. 

Manager H. E. Wilson has produced an 
exceptionally good schedule for the baseball 
team this spring. The games : 

April 18 — Brown at Providence. 

April 19 — Tufts at Medford. 

April 21 — Exeter at Brunswick. 

April 24 — U. of V. at Burlington. 

April 25 — U. of V. at Burlington. 

April 28^Maine at Brunswick. 

May 5 — Bates at Brunswick. 

May 9 — Colby at Brunswick. 

May 16 — Holy Cross at Worcester. 

May 17 — Andover at Andover. 

May 19 — Bates at Lewiston. 

May 23 — Maine at Orono. 

May 26 — Colby at Waterville. 

May 30 — Bates at Lewiston (exhibition). 

June 8 — Ivy game (pending) Brunswick. 

June 12 — Tufts at Medford. 

June 13 — Harvard at Cambridge. 



TRACK AND RELAY. 
The New Coach. 

Mr. John J. Smith, a Harvard athlete, has 
been engaged by Manager Voorhees to coach 
the track team this spring. Mr. Smith is an 
all 'round track man but his work in the 
jumps is his best. Since leaving Harvard he 
has coached Tufts and Colby and now holds 
the instructorship at the Wood Island Out- 
door Gymnasium at Boston. He was chosen 
from. a long list of competitors for the posi- 
tion including representatives of Columbia, 
Swathmore and Williams. 



Rel.\y. 

February 10, Bowdoin will race M. I. T. at 
the annual B. A. A. games. Bowdoin won 
from "Tech" last year. From the bunch of 
men that are now training a fast team is a 
certainty. Weekly trials are bemg neld by 
Captain Tobey. Manager Voorhees will 
place tickets on sale for the games at an early 
date and those who wish them should give 
him notice. 

The Indoor Meet will come the 23d of 
March. Relay races between prominent 
state "prep." schools and the possibility of a 
fencing bout between graduates of the col- 
lege from Augusta will be the additional feat- 
ures to the usual program. 

The annual meeting of the N. E. I. A. A. 
will be held in Boston the 17th of February. 

Candidates for the position of Assistant 
Manager of the track team are invited to hand 
in their names to Voorhees and receive assign- 
ment of work for the spring election. 

Training for the spring intercollegiate meet 
will begin immediately after the Easter vaca- 
tion. The meet will be held at Bates May 12. 

THE CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. . 

Bible Study. 
The Bible Study department of the Asso- 
ciation is not in the condition that it should be. 
This should be one of the best fields of the 
Association work. The greatest work any 
Association can do is to help a man ascertam 
his proper relation to Jesus Christ and grow 
into a permanent friendship with Him ; and 
one helpful means of doing this is in a great 
spiritual campaign which may be carried on in 
every college by this institution. The Bible 
Study work depends solely upon universal 
work and interest. 

Monday's Meeting. 
Favinger, '06, presented an old subject in a 
very pleasing manner at the Association 
Rooms last Monday. The success of the 
meeting was due to the informal talk in which 
all present participated. 

MANDOLIN CLUB. 

The second trial for the Mandolin Club was 
held last Monday, and the following men were 
retained : Andrews, '06 ; Winchell, '07 ; 
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'09 ; Hughes, '09 ; Crowley, '09 ; Percy, Sp. ; 
Drummond, '07 ; Chandler, '07 ; Kane, . '09 ; 
Weed, "07 ; Bavis, '06 ; Morrill, '09 ; Clark, '09. 
These men are the ones from whom will be 
picked those who will go on the trips. All 
of the above are to come to the rehearsals, 
and will probably have their pictures taken 
with the club. The delay in getting the mem- 
bers picked this year has been due entirely to 
the unusually large number of contestants, 
and the interest shown by everyone trying for 
the club. 



CHESS CLUB REORGANIZES. 

The Chess Club -which was formed last year 
has resumed activities for the year under the 
direction of William T. Johnson, '06, Presi- 
dent; G. C. Soule, '06, Vice-President; and 
D. T. Parker, '08, Secretary and Treasurer. 
The tournament that will be played in the 
immediate future will be conducted similar to 
last year's method. 



"FORENSIC DUST." 

The work of the debating department is 
progressing very satisfactorily. The debate 
of January 11 was in many respects the best 
thus far this year and showing evidence of 
good preparation and a strong grasp of the 
subject discussed as well as readiness of 
expression and true appreciation of the value 
of thinking not only before the debate but dur- 
ing its progress. The subject was whether 
the Interstate Commerce Commission should 
be given power to decide when a larger price 
should be charged for a shorter than for a 
longer haul over the same line. This cjues- 
tion has been investigated here first and last at 
considerable extent, and consec|uently a lively 
interest was felt in the discussion. The 
affirmative won. 

The debate of January 16 was on the ques- 
tion whether the game of football as played 
under the rules of 1905 should be abolislied. 
Since there was a scarcity of ready, first-hand 
material the debate showed a marked tendency 
toward assertiveness on the part of the speak- 
ers. This, together with what appeared to be 
a mistaken notion that abolishing the game as 
played in 1905. meant the abolishing the game 
altogether, had the effect of lowering the inter- 



est and effectiveness of the discussion. It is 
to be hoped that this unusual drop in the grade 
of work will not be seen again and that the 
regularly high grade which has characterized 
the course thus far this year will continue. 



SECOND COLLEGE TEA. 

The second college tea was given by the 
Faculty in Hubbard Plall last Monday, Janu- 
ary 15. The students were privileged to 
invite their friends as the guests of the after- 
noon and many took advantage of the oppor- 
tunity of showing their acquaintances the 
social side of the college. In addition to the 
the students' friends many other guests from 
Brunswick and vicinity were present. The 
students consider this tea a veritable social 
success. 

The patronesses for the occasion were : Mrs. 
W. A. Houghton, Mrs. Henry Johnson and 
Mrs. F. E. Woodruff. The attendants were 
Miss Mason, Mrs. Senter, Misses Webb and 
Dunning. Mrs. W. A. Moody presided at the 
tea table, Mrs. G. T. Little at the coffee table, 
and Mrs. Whittier served the punch. Mrs. 
Moody was assisted by Misses Dunning, 
Blake, and Dorothy Johnson. Mrs. Little by 
Misses Winchell, Helen Johnson and Alice 
Knight, and Mrs. Whittier by Misses Daisie 
Hubbard, Christopher and Forsaith. The 
ushers from the fraternities v,'ere Bartlett, '06, 
Upton, '07, Bavis, '06, M. P. Merrill, '08, 
Jenks, '06, Stone, '06, Otis, '07 and W. E. 
Roberts '07. 



ART BUILDING. 

Two coins have been added to the numis- 
matic collection presented by Mr. George 
Warren Flammond. One is a Spanish silver 
coin dated 1801, and dug up from the bed of a 
river near the Kingdom of Jamaica. This 
coin was received last June, but not exhibited 
until this week. The other coin was received 
last week, and is of especial interest at the 
]3resent time. It is a two and a half cent 
piece issued in 1904 by the state of Panama; 
the coin is minute in size measuring scarcely 
7-16 of an inch across. 

Considerable progress has been made upon 
the lettering of wooden labels, which are now 
taking the place of the plain paper slips. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE. 



EDITORIAL BOARD. 



R. G. WEBBER, 1906, 



Editor-in-Chief. 



Associate Editors: 
h. p. winslow, 1906. a. l. robinson, 1908. 
h. e. wilson, 1907. r. h. hupper, j908. 

r. a. cony, 1907. r. a. lee, 1908. 

w. s. linnell, 1907. h. e. mitchell, 1908. 

A. L. JONES, Medical. 



G. G. SOULE, 1906, . . • ■ Business Manager. 
A. J. VOORHEES, 1907. • Ass't Business Manager. 

Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
ates, alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 



Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, 10 cents. 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Lewiston Journal Press. 

Vol. XXXV. JANUARY 19, 1906. No. 23 



The Minstrels are given in the 
interests of the Baseball Associa- 
tion. Generous support is expected 
from the student body. 

Specialization in any line 
Educational of college work is a sure 
Specialization. sign that a man has a pur- 
pose in life, and a realiza- 
tion that life yields its richest returns to him 
who enters upon it with a purpose. In the 
world of to-day people go by extremes. Com- 
petition is so sharp along all lines, that for a 
man to enter upon a successful career, and to 
be of use and advantage to others besides 
himself, he must first make a specialty of 



some line of work. The college is said to be 
the stepping stone to life, and if a man does 
not mark out and prepare for his future voca- 
tion while in college, when will he do it? 

Some people advocate that the college stu- 
dent should make use of his time in broaden- 
ing his mind, and getting an all-round view 
of life in general. They do not realize that 
life itself is a great teacher, and provides 
all the experience that is necessary in this 
line. But it is true that a man should vary 
his course to such an extent that when he is 
through he may be a fairly finished product, 
but be3'ond this point he should specialize, he 
should devote all his time in fitting himself 
for that vocation that he intends to follow in 
life. ' 

Some people even go so far as to designate 
specialization an evil, and advise a man to 
devote an equal amount of time to all lines 
of college work both literary and athletic. If 
we followed out the advice thus stipulated we 
would produce a college of mediocre men. All 
of us would be fairly good in everything, but 
none of us exceptionally good in anything. 



President Hyde paid a 
Tribute. tender and deserving trib- 

ute to the memory of the 
late President Harper of Chicago Universit)', 
in his Sunday chapel remarks. Personal 
acquaintance and association with the man in 
some of the hardest and most tr\'ing times of 
his life as University president, gave a depth 
and sincerity to the remarks. Individuality 
and courage were the traits in his character 
that made him a powerful force in the educa- 
tional world. He was a most energetic and 
fearless worker for his institution. He sac- 
rificed sleep, food and recreation to an all- 
absorbing interest and devotion. He adopted 
radical schemes of University regulation but 
to his untiring efforts is due the institution 
which will endure for thousands of years. 

President Harper is perhaps best known as 
an authority on the Hebrew tongue. His life 
is another example of the courageous life. He 
was a man who clung to intellectual as well as 
moral truth even when his whole position 
depended upon it. He was ever faithful to 
principles and hesitated not to fly the flag of 
his color in the storm as well as in the calm. 
The lives of such men cannot fail to leave an 
enduring monument to posterity. 



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NOTICES 

Candidates for the Everett Scholarship, 
from the Senior Class, will please make their 
applications before the end of the present 
semester. 

WiLi.i.\M DeWitt Hyde, 

President. 

All make-up examinations in Economics will 
be given in Adams Hall, Wednesday, January 
24, at 7 P.M. 

R. C. McCrea. 

CALENDAR. 
January. 

19 P.M., 8.00 — Minstrel Show at Town 
Hall. 

20 P.M., 3.30 — Relay Trials. 

21 A.M. 10.45 — College Services in Congre- 
gational Church by Rev. H. A. Jump. 

21 P.M., 4.00 — Chapel Exercises. 

22 P.M., 7.00 — Y. M. C. A. Meeting. 

23 P.M., 7.00 — Debate at Library. 

24 P.M., 7.00 — Make up exams, in Econom- 
ics at Adams Hall. Debating at Library. 

25 P.M., 8.00 — Qass of 1868 Speaking in 
Memorial. 

26 P.M., 8.00 — First Junior Assembly. 



SOPHOMORE THEMES. 

Sophomores not taking English HL are 
required to write before the Mid-year Exami- 
nations, 2 themes of 500 words each, or i 
theme of 1,000 words. The first 500 word 
theme will be due Tuesday, January 23 ; the 
seccuid, Tuesday, January 30. The 1000 word 
theme will be due Tuesday, January 30. 

Subjects. 

1. Government Supervision of Insurance 
Companies. 

2. Three Arguments for (or against) 
Socialism. 

3. The Use and Abuse of the Supernat- 
ural in Literature. 

4. "Poor Richard's Almanac." 

5. A College Education for a Business 
Man. 

6. An Editorial Article for the Orient. 

7. Secret Fraternities in the Fitting 
School. 

8. A Story for the Qui! I. 



College IRotes. 

Minstrels To-Night! 

Ellis, '08, last year's center fielder has left 
college. 

"King Pepper" is to be presented in Bangor 
this winter. 

The indoor meet is to be held on Friday 
evening, March 23. 

Drummond, '09, has been absent from col- 
lege a number of days. 

H. E. Mitchell has been given regular stand- 
ing with the Junior Class. 

James Johnson, Harvard, '03, was the 
guest of D. B. Andrews, '06, a few days last 
week. 

A number of the papers in the State have 
published Rev. Herbert A. Jump's poem 
entitled "My Church." 

The Freshman Psi U's entertained their 
brothers in the upper delegations with a din- 
ner at Morton's last week. 

The '09 delegation of Beta Theta Pi gave 
a dinner to the other delegations in the fra- 
ternity last Monday at the Club House rooms. 

Last Wednesday evening quite a number of 
students were attracted to the Empire Theatre. 
There Nat M. Willis appeared in "The Duke 
of Duluth." 

"Football Rules" has been the heading of a 
column in nearly every paper since the season 
ended still no satisfactory conclusion has 
been arrived at. 

Bates is to debate with the University of 
Vermont on the question of "Government 
control of Railroad Rates." Sides have not 
yet been chosen. 

Evidently hazing is a little more strenuous 
at West Point than at most of the New Eng- 
land colleges, according to the statements 
made in the papers. 

Greene, '09, attended the launching of the 
four-masted schooner "Helen B. Crosby" at 
Bath last week. This vessel is the eleventh 
and largest of the Crosby fleet. 

It is stated that two college men skated 
down the Androscoggin and up the Kennebec 
to Augusta last Saturday. The undertaking 
was a little more strenuous than most fellows 
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The lockers which have been installed in the 
baseball cage will most assuredly fill a long- 
felt want. Keys may be had on application 
to the management. 

Announcement is made that Robinson and 
Crowley, '08, will edit the Bowdoin Calendar 
next year. An entirely new and much more 
elaborate publication will be produced. 

Hichborn, '07, W. Drummond, '07, and 
Greene, '09, passed Saturday and Sunday in 
Augusta. They enjoyed the ice boating on 
Lake Cobbosseecontee during their visit. 

The i6-candle power lights in the gymna- 
sium have been replaced by others of 32-ciiii- 
dle power. The change has been made to 
insure better light for the fencing exercises. 

Only one hockey game has been played on 
the athletic field rink. This was played about 
a week ago, and the Theta Delta Chi team 
won from that of Alpha Delta Phi by a score 
of 6— I. 

A society to be known as the "Colby Debat- 
ing Society" has lately been formed at that 
institution. Every college in the State has 
such a society now, and the question is, will 
they ever meet? 

W. C. Sparks, Special, left last Monday to 
fill the position of physical instructor at 
Kent's Hill. He will probably hold this posi- 
tion for about two months, then return in time 
for the early Spring baseball practice. 

Governor Cobb will be the guest of honor 
and principal speaker on the occasion of the 
annual meeting and dinner of the Bowdoin 
Alumni Association of Sagadahoc, Lincoln 
and Knox Counties, which will be held at New 
Meadows Inn, Friday evening, February 2d. 

The section of Maine Street that leads past 
the west side of the college campus has been 
a popular place for the owners of horses dur- 
"i- ing the past week. The straight stretch of 
road and the excellent sleighing has been a 
great inducement and lively "brushes" are 
frequent. 

Walter H. Eckersall, captain-elect of the 
University of Chicago football team, All- 
American player, track star and baseball 
player, will be excluded from all future con- 
tests owing to discoveries made by the "Secret 
Service" of the University of Michigan foot- 
ball management. It would seem strange to 
employ a secret service in our eastern colleges. 



The College Library has recently received 
from Charles W. Noyes, Esq., of Castine, 
Me., a valuable historical chart giving a full 
account of the "Meeting House of the First 
Parish" in Castine, and of the society wor- 
shiping therein. It is a fac-simile of a memo- 
rial lately placed in that building, the oldest 
church in the State east of the Penobscot 
River. 

The Bowdoin Alumni dinners are beginning 
to come due. The first one is to be held in 
Washington on January 24. Then the New 
York Association holds theirs on January 26, 
followed by that of the Boston Association on 
February 7. Arrangements are also being 
made for dinner at the "New Meadows Inn" 
by the Bath and Brunswick Association on 
February 22. President Hyde will attend all 
these conventions. 

The first trials of the relay team, which will 
run against the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology team in the B. A. A. games on 
February 10, were held on Saturday. The 
prospects for a fast team are good this year. 
Among those already in training are Capt. 
Tobey, Jenks, '06, Doherty, "07, Leydon, '07, 
Adams, "07, Mincher, '07, Files, '08, Lee, '08, 
Blair, "09, Hughes, 09, Johnson, '09, and 
Atwood, '09. 

The following pairs have been drawn off 
among those who have entered the chess tour- 
nament this year. These games are to be 
played on or before Saturday, January 20. 
Winners must win 2 out of 3 games. Results 
to be handed in to W. T. Johnson, '06, Soule, 
'06, or Parker, 08. The pairs are : Burton 
vs. Weston; Stetson, C. E., vs. Lee; Chad- 
bourne vs. Merrill ; Mincher vs. Bc^ne ; 
Woodrufif vs. Soule ; Bennett vs. Chapman, H. 
P. ; Chandler, H. B., vs. Powers, C. A. ; John- 
son vs. Powers, P. H. ; Parker vs. Carter; 
Tefl^t vs. Andrews ; Sewall vs. MacMichael ; 
Shaw, C. C, vs. Boothby. 



©bituar)?. 

GEORGE MOULTON ADAMS, A.M., 
D.D., '44. 

George Moulton Adams, '44, who died on 
January 12, is mourned as one of Bowdoin's 
most loyal and devoted alumni. For the past 



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thirty-five years he has served faithfully on 
the Board of Overseers, and has in many ways 
shown his interest in the welfare of his Ahna 
Mater. He was born in 1824 at Castine, Me., 
and went through Bowdoin with his class, 
graduating in 1844 when only twenty years 
old. After graduation he studied Theology 
at the Bangor Theological Seminary, in Ber- 
lin, and Halle, Germany, and at Andover 
Theological Seminary. When in 1850 he left 
Andover he became pastor at Conway, Me., 
where he remained for 13 years, leaving to 
accept a pastorate in Portsmouth, ISi. H., and 
finally in 1873 he moved to Holliston, Mass. 
Dr. Adams was very well known in the Con- 
gregational circles of New England. He died 
in Auburndale, Mass., where his second wife, 
Louisa L. Dana, survives him. 



WILMOT W. BROOKINGS, '55. 

The college wishes to extend its sympathy 
to the relatives of Judge Wilmot W. Brook- 
ings, '55,